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Weather Forecast
Sunny today, high in middle 60s. Clear
tonight; low about 44 in city and 36 in
suburbs. Tomorrow fair and continued
cool. (Pull report on Page A-2.)
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2 97th Year. No. 268. Phone ST. 5000 **
WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1949— SEVENTY-SIX PAGES.
City Home Delivery. Dally and Sunday. $120 a Month; when 5 K
Sundays. $1.30. Niiht Final Edition. $1.30 and $1.40 per Month. **
Lewis Orders 102,000 Miners
To Return to Pits Next Monday;
Last-Ditch Steel Talks UnderWay
_ <
Anthracite Diggers
And 22,000 Men
In West Affected
ly the Associated Press
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS.
W. Va.. Sept. 30.—One-fifth qf the
country’s coal miners got orders to
get back to work today. But the
rest will stay out on strike.
John L. Lewis, president of the
United Mine Workers, told 80,000
anthracite miners and 22,000 coal
diggers west of the Mississippi to
resume production next Monday
on their usual five-day week.
Around 400,000 soft coal miners
in the North, South and Midwest
will carry on the walkout they
atarted September 19 after sus
pension of payments into their
pension fund.
Their negotiations with oper
ators are at a standstill and there
is no sign of a break.
Mr. Lewis sent out a telegram
which said:
“The suspension of mining in
the Western and anthracite areas
is not now vital to the pending
wage negotiations.”
Kennedy Reads Telegram.
Thomas Kennedy, UMW vice
president, who is in charge of
union negotiators here in the ab
sence of Mr. Lewis, read the tele
gram.
It affects the three United Mine
Workers anthracite districts in
Eastern Pennsylvania. It also cov
ers seven districts in 10 Western
States—Washington, Iowa, Kan
sas, Colorado, New Mexico, Okla
homa, Missouri, Wyoming, Utah
and Montana.
When Mr. Lewis ordered a
three-day work week beginning in
July, the anthracite and Western
fields were not affected. The
miners there did, however, join
their brethren in the September
19 walkout over the pension situa
tion.
Neither Mr. Lewis nor any other
TJMW officer called the strike.
The miners in all areas simply dill
not go to work. The shutdown
has been marked in many bitumi
nous areas with violence involving
non-union mines which wanted to
continue operation.
Lewis at Mother’s Bedside.
The Western States produce
around 10 per cent of the Nation's
soft coal, or about 60,000,000 tons
a year. The hard coal fields yield
about 57,000,000 tons annually.
Mr. Lewis, who is in Springfield,
HI., at the bedside of his 91-year
old mother, said in the telegram:
“The suspension of mining in
the western and anthracite areas
is now vital to the pending wage
negotiations. To minimize loss to
all parties, all mine workers in
the before mentioned areas are
requested to return to work and
resume coal production Monday,
October 3, until further notice.
“This policy covers anthracite
districts 1, 7 and 9, and bitumin
ous coal districts 10, 13, 14, 15,
21, 22 and 27. District presidents
will please execute this policy.”
Have Continuing Contract.
The wire also was signed by
Kennedy and by John Owens,
who heads UMW negotiators with
Southern coal producers at Blue
field.
The anthracite miners have a
continuing contract with opera
tors, which is amended from time
to time. There have been some
recent negotiations, however.
After reading the telegram, Mr.
Kennedy noted that Western pro
duction goes mostly to household
ers. The Western mines do not
compete with the East, he added,
and the back-to-work action was
taken to meet special problems of
the Far West.
Virtually all anthracite coal is
used for house heating, too.
The Northern and Western op
erators resumed talks with the
union this morning but soon re
cessed until next Wednesday.
Both sides exchanged charges of
bad faith after yesterday’s short
(See COAL, Page A-2.)
Former Publisher Pays
2 Million Tax Liability
iy tht Associated Pross
NEW YORK. Sept. 30.—Mrs.
Eleanor Louise Patenotre. 80,
former principal owner of the
Philadelphia Inquirer, pleaded
guilty today to income tax evasion
charges and received a suspended
sentence on paying a $2,000,000
liability.
Federal Judge Alfred C. Coxe
placed Mrs. Patenotre, widow of a
former French ambassador, on
probation for one day. He acted
on recommendation of Assistant
United States Attorney Thomas
F. Murphy.
77»e prosecutor told the court
the ?,ase grew out of the sale of
the Philadelphia newspaper to
Curtis-Martin Newspapers, Inc.,
to 19*0 for $10,500,000.
Mr. Murphy told the court that
in view of the guilty plea by Mrs.
Patenotre and the payment of the
tax, the Government would not
prosecute her son, Raymond, who
is suffering from hardening of the
arteries of the brain.
,_—-—---i
Dr. Joseph Weinberg Identified
By House Group as'Scientist X'
Un-American rrooers
Urge His Prosecution
On Perjury Charges
By Newbold Noyes, Jr.
The House Committee on Un
American Activities today named
Dr. Joseph W. Weinberg as the
mysterious “Scientist X,” accused
of slipping atomic secrets of the
University of California’s radia
tion laboratory to a Russian
agent during the war.
The committee recommended
that Dr. Weinberg, now assistant
professor of theoretical physics at
the University of Minnesota, be
Accused Man uemes
Any Part in Giving
Secrets to Russia
By th* Associated Irni
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30.—Dr.
Joseph W. Weinberg denied to
day he is the “Scientist X” whom
the House Un-American Activities
Committee accuses of giving atom
ic secrets of the University of
California’s radiation laboratory
to a Communist spy.
Relative to charges that he lied
under oath in denying Commu
nist Party membership, knowing
Communist Leader Steve Nelson
and knowing Nelson’s secretary.
prosecuted for
perjury in con
nection with
three state
ments he made
at commit tee
hearings. These
statement s
were:
1. That he
did not know
Steve Nelson—
ident i fl e d by
the committee
as the wartime
rCommunist or
g a n i z e r for
Alameda Coun
ty, Calif., to
whom Dr.
Weinb erg al
legedly turned
over the secret
material.
2. That he
did not know
DR. JOSEPH W. WEINBERG.
—AP Photo.
Dr. Weinberg
told the Asso
ciated Press to
day:
“I have al
ways told the
truth. I affirm
my position.”
Dr. Weinberg
is the only per
son of that
name on the
Univers i t y of
Minneosta fac
ulty. He is an
assistant pro
fessor of phys
ics here, doing
both teaching
and research
work.
Dr. Wei n
b e r g received
his app o i n t
ment at Min
nesota on
Bernadette Doyle, identified by the
committee as Nelson’s secretary
and accomplice.
3. That he never belonged to
the Communist Party or attended
any meeting of the Young Com
munist League.
The committee couched its
identification of Dr. Weinberg in
careful words. The report on lte
<See SCIENTISTS, Page A-7.)
March 16, 1947. Previously he
had begn on the faculties of the
City College of New York, the
University of Wisconsin and the
university of California. He re
ceived his doctor’s degreT from
th* University of California in
1943. He is 32 years old and
married.
Demand for Election
, %n
Rising in Spite of
Laborites'Victory
Attlee Regime Is Given
Solid Confidence Vote
On Devaluation Issue
•y the Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 30.—A group of
left-wing laborites called today
for a general election soon on the
heels of last night’s solid vote of
confidence for the government’s
crisis policy in Parliament.
Even as the House of Commons
registered a smashing 342-5 ap
proval of the Attlee regime’s
action cutting the value of the
pound sterling, a leading Labor
organ urged the government to
call an election for November,
instead of serving the full five
year term which expires next July.
It was the first open demand
from an important segment of
the Labor Party for a “snap” elec
tion and set members of Parlia
ment wondering whether their
seats may be at stake within a
matter of weeks.
The publication is the Tribune,
a weekly journal edited by
Michael Foote, a member of the
Labor Party’s Executive Commit
tee, and Jennie Lee, wife of fiery
Health Minister Aneurin Bevan.
Mr. Bevan also is a member of
Parliament.
Political sources said Prime
Minister Attlee, however, opposes
an election before next spring.
Left-wingers within his party
(See BRITISH, Page A-5.)
Hungary Renounces
Mutual Aid Treaty
With Tito Regime
Romania Communist Press
Hints Other Satellites
Will Follow Soviet Lead
|y the Associated Press
BUDAPEST, Sept. 30. — The
Hungarian government today re
nounced its pact of friendship and
mutual aid with Yugoslavia.
(The Communist press in
Romania indicated that other
Soviet satellites soon would fol
low suit. It seemed likely that
all the satellite nations would
take the cue from Moscow,
which scrapped her treaty of
friendship with Yugoslavia yes
terday.)
Like Moscow, Hungary said
Tito’s government had violated
and "defamed” the pact and made
it worthless.
The Hungarian government said
Yugoslavia was proved a violator
of the pact by the treason trial
here last week of Laszlo Rajk,
former Hugarian foreign minis
ter. '
Rajk Sentenced to Die.
Rajk, former Communist police
boss of Hungary, was condemned
to the gallows after confessing
that he plotted with Yugoslavs and
Americans to overthrow the Hun
garian government and assassi
nate its Communist leaders.
Hungary’s denunciation of the
pact was announced in a note de
llvered by Foreign Minister Oyula
(See TITO, Page A-2. ) ~
Navy Court Probing Fatal Blast
In Mock Attack on Boston Beach
Photographer Killed,
Four Injured as 1,500
Marines Splash Ashore
By th« Associated Press
BOSTON, Sept. 30.—A mortar
explosion which killed a veteran
newspaper photographer and
wounded three naval officers and
a woman spectator during a mock
amphibious assault yesterday on
a Boston beach was under Inves
tigation today by a swiftly con
vened naval court of inquiry.
The court was empowered to
call both civilian and military
witnesses.
A naval officer said Morris
"Moe” Fineberb, 56 of the Boston
Post died instantly—that when he
rushed to his side there was no
pulse.
The same blast critically injured
Lt. Hugh E. McStay of Norfolk,
Va., regarded by the Navy as an
outstanding underwater demoli
tion expert. Although his name
was still on the danger list, phy*
MORRIS FINEBERO,
Killed by mortar fragment.
—AP Wirephoto.
sicians said McStay was showing
surprising improvement today.
The other officers, Lt. Comdr.
1. Orant Meade of Philadelphia
J (See MARINES, Page. A-5.)
Picketing Closing
Some Plants Before
Deadline Tonight
By the Associated Press
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30.—Big
Steel and the CIO United Steel
workers got together with Federal
mediators today in a last-ditch
effort to stave off a Nation-wide
steel strike at midnight.
But even as they met, the news
was not good.
From Coast to Coast, and from
the Gulf to the Border, the Gigan
tic steel industry banked its fires
in readiness for the strike. And
thousands of Philip Murray’s union
members jumped the gun in wild
cat walkouts.
William N. Margolis, assistant
director of the Federal Mediation
and Conciliation Service, and
Peter Seitz, its general counsel,
met with the disputants.
Surprisingly, there was an air
of good humor.
Murray Jokes.
Nobody mentioned in public the
point at issue: Should the union
help pay for its insurance and
pensions?
But Mr. Murray joked with re
porters and he grinned as he
asked Mr. Margolis:
“Is the enemy here yet?’’
A mediator has no power—
other than the power of sugges
tion. Sometimes he can hit on an
idea that is acceptable to both
sides. But neither the union nor
the companies needs to pay any
attention to what he says.
As production dropped ana
picketing started, the two sides
still seemed far apart.
Won't Comment on Hope.
For example, after last night’s
meeting with United States Steel
Mr. Murray had only this to say:
"I wouldn’t even comment
about hope at this time.’’
That’s how bleak the picture is.
The issue is a pension-insurance
program. The union wants steel
Arms to adopt the formula set
down by President Truman’s fact
finding board. This is a 10-cent
an-hour contribution paid en
tirely by industry. The union
says it’s the minimum they will
take.
Big Steel rejected the proposal.
Instead it offered a pension-in
surance toward which employes
would contribute.
Says Industry Must Yield.
Mr. Murray and his 500,000 steel
workers wouldn’t buy that. They
say:
“We’ve given up demands for a
pay increase as ordered by the
fact-finding board. Now industry
must yield.”
Twice Mr. Murray agreed to a
strike truce, requested by Mr.
Truman, while negotiations for a
new steel pact continued.
Now—it's a contract or a strike.
And, says Mr. Murray, if it's a
strike the steel industry forced
it on the workers.
One small firm — Portsmouth
(Ohio) Steel Corp.—has given in
to Mr. Murray. Unofficially it’s
the 14th largest steel producer in
the Nation. But it employs only
4,000 of the 500,000 unionists.
Main stockholders of Ports
mouth are Cyrus Eaton, Cleveland
financier, and a group of his as
sociates. Henry Kaiser had an in
terest in the company but sold it
last year.
United States Steel, the indus
try’s giant, hires 160,000, about
one-third. Any agreement with
United States Steel would un
(See STEEL, Page A-2.)
Directive Gives 5,000
Permanent Status
President Truman signed an
Executive order today paving the
way for blanketing into perma
nent status approximately 5,000
Government employes here.
The presidential directive af
fects war service and temporary
workers who have been on the
Government payroll since on or
before March 16. 1942.
In order to achieve permanent
status, the agencies which em
ploy these workers must make a
formal request to the Civil Service
Commission. The commission will
then give these employes a non
competitive examination — a
formality to give them status.
The order affects only those
employes now on the Federal pay
roll. It does not apply to war
service workers who have been
dismissed before today.
. While the order provides the
employes’ service must have been
continuous since the 1942 date, it
does make an exception in cases
where the workers lost their jobs
and werfe out of work for less
than a year due to Government
reduction in force programs.
These employes who found other
Federal jobs in less than a year’s
time and are now back on the
Government payrolls are included
in the order.
The war service employes
affeeted by the order have been
anxiously waiting its issuance,
since many of them were fac
ing loss of jobs due to their lacki
of permanent status. *
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From One Virginian to Another
District Budget Plans j
Improved Accounting,
Better Buying System
Fiscal Offices' Request
For $312,000 Over '50
Includes Card Setup
TWO NEW SWIMMING POOLS
in Recreation Estimates.
Page A-3.
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By Harriet Griffiths
Streamlining of the city’s ac
counting system and improve
ment of its purchasing procedures
are contemplated in the $1,953,276
budget request of the District fiscali
offices for the year beginning next
July 1.
The estimate, made public by
the Commissioners today, is $312,
127 higher than the amount ap*
propriated this year. It includes
23 new jobs, to cost $74,226.
District Auditor A. R. Pilkerton
asked a $39,585 increase in oper
ating expenses, exclusive of new
jobs, primarily for the proposed
accounting improvement and to
provide equipment and supplies
for a punch-board system.
He explained the new card
punch system, which will take
about 18 months to two years to
be fully installed, will cut down
space and time.
Asks Field Examiners.
Mr. Pilkerson also asked for four
new field examiners to examine
accounts of the offices materially
affected by the new District rev
enue law, and another field ex
aminer to permit a closer check
on gasoline revenue.
Gasoline tax revenues have in
creased from $3,203,577 in 1941
to $6,831,976 in 1949, he pointed
out.
In all, the auditor’s office asked
$531,877 for fiscal 1951.
Purchasing Officer Roland Bren
nan wants three new buyers to
put the city’s purchases on a com
modity category basis. Trained
and experienced buyers in limited
commodity fields, he explains,
become proficient in their par
ticular fields and can keep abreast
of technological changes and
developments.
Wants Four Other Categories.
The District has a food buyer
and market specialist to handle
purchases for about 7,200 food
consumers in the District institu
tions.
Under the plan, there would be
four other special categories of
purchases, each handled by a
buyer.
Total request for the purchas
ing division is $130,800. ‘
Assessor Edward A. Dent would
like to have $3,500 in his $882,700
budget to microfilm about 200,000
real estate ledger sheets. These
documents, due for their 10-year
TSee D. C. BUDGET, Page A-7.)
Students'Pre-game Bonfire
Blocks Traffic Near M. U.
A bonfire set by University of
Maryland students in the middle
of the Baltimore boulevard at Col
lege Park blocked traffic inter
mittently for nearly two hours be
fore it was put out by College
Park firemen.
R. S. Houchens, chief of the
College Park Volunteer Fire De
partment, said approximately 2,
000 students clogged the highway
to watch the bonfire, which was
part of a football rally.
The rally was staged for the
Maryland - Georgetown football
game to be played tonight.
Chief Houchens said he had
“heard” that Prince Georges
County police had tossed tear gas
bombs into the crowd to disperse
it, but State police denied this
and county police said they knew
nothing about it.
Both State police and Dr. H. C.
Byrd, university president, denied
reports that the rally had devel
oped into a riot. m
Youthful Offender
Still Breaks Traffic
Laws V/ithout Car
By the Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30.—
Traffic Judge Roger PfafT
took a look at She front row
and groaned: ‘‘No, not you
again!”
Addressing the courtroom,
he said:
‘‘Ladies and gentlemen,
this boy <a minor) before me
got a car three months ago.
Since that time, he has brok
en eyery' traffic law in the
book. Yesterday, on the ad
vice of this court, he sold his
car.”
He took a look .*ft the
charge and announced:
-‘Two dollars fine for jay> *
walking.”
9 " 111 —..
Prosperity Is Chosen
As Truman Battle Cry
for 1950 Campaign
Missouri Talk Stresses
Need to Raise National
Income to 300 Billion
By Joseph A. Fox
Star Staff Correspondent
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 30.—The
Democrats will move into the 1950
congressional campaign with pros
perity as the keynote.
This was the keynote sounded
last night by President Truman
as he talked to a turnout of 9,000
in Kansas City's Municipal Audi
torium when Democrats from
Missouri and nearby States rallied
to honor William M. Boyle, a one
time local “cop” who has just
taken over as chairman of the
Democratic National Committee.
About a third of the President’s
audience paid $15 a plate to join
in the "local boy makes good”
celebration and the others showed
up for the speaking program,
which also featured Vice Presi
dent Barkley. And while the
President largely took a non
partisan tack in his brief off-the
cuff talk, the implications were
plain.
Hits “Backward Boys.”
“Not long ago,” he told his ap
plauding audience, “I said we ought
to raise our national income from
its present level of well over $200,
000,000,000 a year to $300,000,000,
000 a year. You remember the
plain necessity in the war when
our great Democratic President
Roosevelt said we must make 60,
000 planes in, 12 months.
“You remember the backward
pulling boys who said it couldn’t
(See TRUMAN, Page A-7.)
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Investigations Staff
For District Attorney
Abolished by Barrett
3 Privates Who Served
Under Shimon to Get
New Assignments
The special investigations staff
of the United States attorney’s
office, furnished by the Police De
partment for nearly 10 years, was
abolished today by Police Supt.
Robert J. Barrett, effective tomor
row.
Maj. Barrett had indicated ear
lier this month that he would not
replace Lt. Joseph Shimon, who
"headed the staff as chief investi
gator before he was transferred
last month during an investigation
into his deportment.
Three privates who had served
under Lt. Shimon were ordered
tA report to headquarters at 8 am.
tomorrow for reassignment. They
are Pvts. John H. McHale, J. K.
McCarty and Milan Dooley.
United States Attorney George
Morris Fay said that matters
hitherto investigated by the
squad now will be turned over to
the Police Department’s special
assignments squad under Lt. Har
ry Blackman.
Responsible to Barrett.
Under the new arrangement the
investigators will be responsible
to Maj. Barrett, whereas under
the old setup their work was not
under his direct supervision.
Mr. Fay said only experience
would determine whether the new
system will work efficiently.
He did welcome the fact that
another office will be available to
his own overcrowded staff. At
preesnt three assistants are forced
to occupy one office.
The investigations staff was
organized in 1941 when Judge Ed
ward M. Curran was United States
attorney and the late Edward J.
(See POLICE, Page A-5J
Late News
Bulletin
Boy Tossed Off Building
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (/Pi.—
A shabbily dressed man appar
ently tossed a small boy off
the top of the West Virginia
Building, Huntington’s high
est, today and then leaped to
his own death. Police said
“every bone” in the boy’s body
was broken. The man struck
the sidewalk on his head and
was killed outright. A pre
scription filled just a short
while before in a nearby drug
store bore the name of C. A.
Hattan. He was about 50 years
old. , _
Even FBI Has Word to Say
About the Barkley Romance
The FBI, which has a way of
finding out secrets, put out a
word today about Vice President
Barkley’s reported romance with
Mrs. Carleton Hadley of St. Louis.
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
introduced Mr. Barkley as com
mencement speaker at an FBI Na
tional Academy graduation and
remarked:
“According to best FBI informa
tion, the Vice President is about
to achieve success in the field of
romance.”.
Mr. Barkley, in turn, told an
audience of 2,000 at the gradua
tion that Mr. Hoover’s announce
ment was "not authentic.”
“I have no way of knowing
whether I’ll make the grade,” he
said. “But it’s sure wonderful to
have the head of the FBI pulling
for me.”
Mr. Barkley had another sly
reference to the romance with
the attractive 38-year-old St.
Louis widow. Another speaker,
Federal Judge Harold W. Kennedy
df New York, had remarked about
his nervousness regarding the
current baseball situation.
“I share the Judge’s nervous
ness,” Mr. Barkley observed. “But
under the circumstances, I’m pull
ing for St. Louis.”
In the serious part of his ad
dress, the Vice President discussed
breakdowns of the law. There
were 55 graduates for the academy
exercises.
Mr. Barkley arrived at the ex
ercises after flying back from
Kansas City, where President Tru
man intimated %t a dinner last
night that the 71-year-old Vice
President soon may be married.
Mr. Barkley addressed the audi
ence as "fellow Missourians.”
When Mr. Truman spoke he said:
“I am exceedingly glad that he
is about to become a citizen of
Missouri.”
However, Mrs. Max O. Truitt,
the Vice President’s daughter,
laughed off the idea and said the
President was “just kidding.”
Senate Takes Up
Pay Raises for
More Workers
Action on Classified
And Postal Scales
Follows Executives'
By Joseph Young
The Senate today turned to
Federal reclassification and postal
pay legislation, as Democratic lead
ers strove to get ’ the legislation
enacted by nightfall.
Senate passage of the Govern
ment’s top executive pay bill last
night cleared the way for the pay
measures for the Government’s
885.000 classified employes and
500.000 postal workers.
Senate Majority Leader Lucas
said he believed the bills could be
“quickly disposed of.” The classi
fied measures provides for an
average increase of $125 a year
and the postal bill would grant a
$100 increase.
Long Will Fight Substitute.
A move was developing, how
ever, to liberalize the postal pay
measure to the $150 figure voted
by the House.
This attempt to substitute the
House postal pay bill for the Sen
ate Civil Service Committee’s
measure will be strongly fought by
Senator Long, Democrat, of Louis
iana, the chairman of the com
mittee's pay subcommittee.
Senator Long said that gf the
Senate does decide to vote postal
workers a $150 pay raise, he will
then offer an amendment to
double the $125 average salary
boosts proposed for the Govern
ment’s classified employes.
The Lousiana Senator said
postal workers already had fared
better than classified employes as
a result of last year’s pay act
which ga\e postal workers a pay
boost of $450 a year, while the
others received $330.
Langer to Offer Amendment.
Another amendment will be
offered by Senator Langer, Repub
lican, . of North Dakota, to raise
the proposed salaries for some Fed
eral employes in grade CAF-1,
who would only get an increase of
$6.48 s year under the bill. Senator
Long said he would agree to add
$60 to this figure.
After three days of often acrim
onious debate the Senate approved
the topbracket pay measure last
night by p .vote of 52 to 14.
The ineasure now goes to the
House which has approved a Dill
calling for generally larger salary
increases for the Government’s
250 top officials.
The Senate bill, calling for in
creases totaling about $700,000,
would raise the pay of cabinet
officers from the present $15,000
to $22,500. The House voted $25,
000 raises.
Economy Bloc Loses Fight.
The heads of Federal agencies
and undersecretaries of depart
ments would get increases bring
ing their salaries to $15,000. The
House bill would raise the salaries
to from $16,000 to $20,000.
Before the bill passed, a Senate
economy bloc lost a fight to amend
the bill by requiring President
Truman to slash Federal spending
(See PAY, Page A-5.)
Plane Crash Sets Forest
Fire; 3 in Crew Missing
By the Associated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 30.—A
C-82 flying boxcar from McChord
Air Force Base crashed and
burned last night, starting a
forest fire.
Three men were reported man
ning the big twin-engined ship.
No bodies were found in or near
the wreckage.
The crash occurred in a heavily
forested area five miles northwest
of McCleary, between here and
Grays Harbor.
State Patrol Sergt. Stacey
Mattson radioed from the scene
that the wreckage was strewn
over five acres of wooded terrain,
but that no bodies were located,
indicating those aboard may have
parachuted into the forest.
The State patrol reported the
forest fire later subsided after a
forestry service fire wagon from
Shelton, Wash., and the fire de
partment from Nearby Elma re
sponded.
McChord officials said the C-82
was on a routine night training
flight.
Sunday Reading . ..
The new term of the Su
preme Court, beginning next
Monday, has some big cases
and will have some new faces.
Star Staff Correspondent
Robert K. Walsh discusses
both In an editorial section
article in The Sunday Star.
The same section also con
tains an article on what the
new military pay scales mean
to the morale and economics
of the armed services and an
other on the prospects of the
United Nations Economic Mis
sion to the Middle East setting
up a blueprint for long-range
development of several po
tentially prosperous areas of
the world.
Bigger, and better sports
coverage and many other spe
cial interest features also will
appear in
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