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Editors Told of Peril
In Baltimore Gag '
On Crime News
By th» Auociatad Prau
FORT WORTH, Tex., Nov. 2 —
A dangerous national precedent
may be set unless Baltimore
newspapers succeed in upsetting a
gag rule seriously hamstringing
full reporting of crime news be
fore it comes into the courts, a
Baltimore editor warned yester
“We have won the first round
in the State Court of Appeals,”
said MacLean Patterson, general
managing editor of the Baltimore
Sun, ill describing' his paper’s
fight on “Rule 904.” The attorney
general of Maryland is now seek
ing a reversal in the United States
Supreme Court, he said.
Mr. Patterson, in Fort Worth
for the Associated Press Manag
ing Editors Association meeting,
said the rule prohibits publication
of details of a crim^ and bans the
linking of a crime with the
accused, or with persons arrested
on suspicion.
It was imposed, he said, by the
Supreme Bench of Baltimore and
became an issue in the courts when
three Baltimore radio stations vio
lated the ban by reporting details
of the murder of a little girl.
Rule 904 bars the papers from
printing information on crime
obtained from policemen and even
details of confesisons made by
The Supreme Bench of Balti
more handed hown the rule, Mr.
Patterson said, in the belief a fair
hearing for defendants would be
Insured without prejudice created
by publicity.
But the rule is self-defeating,
the youthful news executive added.
“Papers in Washington, a few
miles away, don’t come under it,”
he said. “They pour into Balti
more with all the details of the
crime. Even county papers outside
Baltimore can print the stories—
the ban applies only to the news
papers and radio stations in the
(Continued From First Page !
"I didn’t seek this appointment.
I have been happy where I was
at sea, I have been assigned to
this duty and feel sure that Navy
will give me the support and
loyalty they have given all my
The new Navy chieftain said he
expects no trouble in getting
along with Gen. Bradley and the
other members of the joint
“Some of them I have known
for years and I don’t anticipate
any difficulties,” he said. “There
may be honest differences of opin
ion, but they will have to be re
And the Navy’s future and mor
ale are good, too, he declared. *
“I think the Navy has a grand,
future, and the outlook for the
Navy is healthier now, after World
War n, than after World War I
and some previous wars,’'"he de
clared. "Navy morale in the fleet
is good, at least in the Mediter
ranean. The officers and men are
proud of their ships and what they
are doing.”
Admiral Price Faces Transfer.
As for the past and forthcoming
cuts in the Navy’s budget, he would
say only that "every effort should
be made to get the maximum com
bat force with the money avail
He indicated he thinks more
naval personnel now ashore should
be sent to sea, but he said he ex
pects “as few changes as possible”
in the Navy command.
A new vice chief of naval opera
tions will have to be named be
cause the present vice chief, Vice
Admiral John Dale Price, is an
aviator, the same as Admiral Sher
man. He explained Navy custom
decrees that two top posts may
not be held by specialists in the
same service.
The appointment came shortly
after Admiral Sherman’s arrival
from his Mediterranean command
and the conference in Mr. Mat
thews’ Mayflower Hotel suite.
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SHERMAN, MATTHEWS ALL SMILES—Vice Admiral Forrest P. Sherman (left), new Chief of
Naval Operations, and Navy Secretary Matthews enjoying a laugh during a Pentagon news con
ference late yesterday. Admiral Sherman succeeds the ousted Admiral Denfeld. —AP Photo.
(Continued From First Page.)
of minutes rather than hours—
examining eyewitnesses, checking
the air frame, interviewing con
trol tower operators at the air
port, and searching for clues over
the quarter of a mile where the
wreckage was strewn trom the
Potomac Freight Yards across
Memorial highway to the Potomac.
The CAB has authority to im
pound evidence, subpoena wit
j nesses and direct rescue ef
I forts as well as police protec
tion. It was believed the investi
gation is moving swiftly enough
to call a public .hearing here late
this week, a CAB spokesman said.
Among prominent passengers
killed were: Representative George
J. Bates, Republican, of Salem,
Mass". -
Helen Hokinson, noted car
toonist who was en route here to
address a Community Chest
luncheon. Her body was identi
fied today at the District Morgue.
Former Representative Michael
J. Kennedy of New York. He
was also a former Tammany Hall
Gardner W. Taylor, 60, of New
York, president of the First Fed
eral and Loan Association.
Friend Identifies Kennedy.'
The body of Mr. Kennedy was
brought from the river this morn
ing and identified by a close per
sonal friend, Raymond S. Mc
Keough, a member of the Mari
time Commission, and a former
Representative from Illinois.
Mr. McKeough said his friend j
telephoned him yesterday morn- i
ing that he was flying down from j
New York for a visit and he wasj
waiting for him to keep a lunch
eon engagement when he learned
of the tragedy. The identification
was made at the District Morgue.
As far as could be learned, the
only residents of the Washing
ton area aboard the Boston-to
New Orleans bound airliner were
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. Miller of
5613 Grove street, Chevy Chaser,
Md. « . V. ... . '
Cleartfl for Routine Landing.
The crash occurred at 11:46
a.m. between 300 and 500 feet in
the air as the DC-4, cleared by
the tower for a routine landing'
exactly on schedule, was struck!
from behind by the fighter, whose;
pilot was said to have run through I
a barrage of orders to turn aside1
from his straightf-in approach at
an “unusually high speed and
steep angle.” Capt. Rios was said
to speak good English and had
been in two-way communication
i with the 'tower previously.
Glen D. Tigner, airport • traffic
controller, gave this story of the
“The P-38 was coming in for
a landing from above 2,000 feet.
“He didn’t acknowledge any
thing after we gave him instruc
tions to enter the flight pattern.
“He did not acknowledge our
two instructions to turn left.”
When the tower operators saw
the P-38 bearing down on the
transport, Mr. Tigner said the
i transport pilot was ordered to
turn left out of the way of the
Transport Obeyed Warning:. j
“The transport was at about1
800 feet,” Mr. Tigner said. The
pilot acknowledged our warning
by turning left, but the P-38 hit
the transport on the fuselage, just
in front of the tail assembly from
the top and on the right side."
“The transport broke in half and
the two sections went down sep
arately. That’s the last I saw.
“That’s when I rang the crash
CAB officials said medical exam
ination of the bodies recovered
revealed that the victims had died
of impact.
Only one passenger, a woman,
was still living when she was
picked up unconscious from the
river bank and rushed to Alexan
dria Hospital. She died without
regaining consciousness.
The impact was so great that
bodies were hurled 150‘feet. Bits
of mail, currency and clothing
were found as far away as the
Potomac Freight Yards. A brief
case had been broken open. Its
contents floating on the river.
Identification Difficult.
Along the shore where the in
verted tail section plunged half
submerged were scattered dislo
cated seats, coffee and fruit juice
containers, blood-stained pillows
and torn clothing.
Many bodies were so badly muti
lated that identification was dif
ficult, and at least one man’s body
was severed near the waist.
Aboard the plane were 18
month-old Maureen McCusky and
her mother, Mrs. Martha Mc
Cusky, of Boston, who were com
ing to Washington to make their
home with Philip Thompson, a
cook at the Statler Hotel.
Sadly Mr. Thompson showed re
porters a clipping from a Boston
newspaper which told how the
little girl had won a prize at a
beauty show.
Frantic Relatives Arrive.
Among the first frantic relatives
to arrive at the airport yesterday
was Henrique Vehitini, president
of a large textile mill at Caracas,
Venezuela. Anxiously he scanned
a passenger list, only to learn tljat
his wife, Mrs. Isabel Velutini, had
been among the passengers.
An aiiport official said in an
aside to a friend, “Shall we tell
him one woman passenger ap
parently was alive when removed
to the hospital? It might give him
“No,” was the reply, “I think
you would be kinder not to.”
The tragedy was the second in
the last three months to involve
an Eastern Airline passenger
transport in fatal collision with a
Sixteen persons were killed
July 30 when a Navy fighter
Piloted by a resident of the Wash
ington area collided with an air
liner over , Fort Dix, N. J.
Throughout last night. In rain,
mist and darkness cut by the j
glare of searchlights from the:
shore, police of the harbor pre- j
icinct and volunteers persisted in'
! the grim task of dragging for
! bodies.
Three Searchlights Used.
..In charge of the rescue opera-1
tions was H. A. Dugan, president'
of the Alexandria Rescue Squad.!
Tfrree- large searchlights were
brought to the scene from Ft.
Belvoir about 9 o'clock, with a
crew, of 25 volunteers. A “walkie
talkie” lou4speaker system was set
up to relay orders.
CAB officials were on watch all
night, along with small detach
ments from Fort Myer and Bolling
Air Base.
Half a dozen skiffs, manned
by harbor police, members of the
Arlington Fire Department and!
| volunteers from the park police, l
j patiently crossed and recrossed \
the surface of the lagoon.
The area of search lay between
the Potomac shore and the,yellow
budy marking the spot where
the forward section of the broken
airliner had been located.
The four-engined DC-4, appar
ently scattered passengers into
the lagoon from the point where
the tail section crashed upside
down into the bank to the place
100 yards offshore, where the for
ward section struck.
Buried in Soft Mud.
Only some 200 yards away an
other buoy marked the spot
where the P-38 plunged into the
Both buoys were around 100
yards off shore, in about 25 feet
of water.
District, Virginia and Park po
lice worked through the night to
keep traffic on the busy boulevard
from congesting about the accident
scene and to guard the area from
souvenir hunters and the idly
Meanwhile, there was no letup
in the night-long, meticulous task
of identifying the dead—at the
Armory in Alexandria and at three
undertaking parlors there and at
the District Morgue.
FBi agents worked with police
and firemen. They took flnge*
prints, measurements and descrip
tions, collected personal belongings
wherever possible, along with
identifying papers and the like.
Every effort was being made to
be of assistance to relatives and
friends of the victims who began
to arrive- in Washington last night
as word of the tragedy spread.
Airport Traffic Continues.
During rescue work yesterday
and last night, airliners continued
to drone low overhead on -the
approach to the Northeast runway.
They carried their usual passen
ger loads. It was learned. At
National Airport there was no in
dication in the thronged lobby,
or oi> the loading and unloading
ramps outside, that anything un
usual .had happened. From all
outward appearance, at any rate,
it was only another fairly busy
Tuesday night.
Frantic efforts of traffic con
trollers to avert the crash were
described to reporters by Stanley
Seltzer, chief airport traffic con
troller, of Hyattsville, Md„ and
his assistants.
The Bolivian pilot spoke excel
lent English, Mr. Seltzer said, and
obeyed taxiing and take-off in
structions with precision. He left
the field in a climbing turn and
proceeded toward Alexandria on
a test flight.
Shortly later the scheduled air
liner was reported in the regular !
traffic pattern to the west of the’
airport. Mr. Seltzer said, making
a wide left turn to enter the final
approach to the northeast run
way. ,
P-38 Assigned Position.
The airliner was at about 1,200
feet, it was said, when the P-38
was seen approaching the field
from an altitude of 3,000 to 4,000
feet, approximately a mile south
of Alexandria.
The P-38 asked landing instruc
tions, it was said, and was in
formed he was in number two;
position and should enter the i
“left” traffic pattern to .circle the
field prior to landing.
“This would have been the de
sired flow of traffic around the
airport,” Mr. Seltzer explained.
“In other words, to circle the field
in a left turn.”
Mr. Seltzer was understood to
say that the P-38 failed to ac
knowledge this instruction, al
though an assistant told reporters
he heard the response of “Roger.”
It was agreed, however, that no
further acknowledgement was re
ceived from the P-38 as the two
aircraft approached—the airliner
turning at a lower altitude and the
fighter coming straight in at an
“unusual speed and steep angle:'*
\ Left Turn Ordered.
When the P-38 was seen to low
er wheels and flaps, Mr. Seltzer
said, it apparently “was on a long
final approach.”
The tower ordered the P-38 to
make a complete turn to the left.
At this point, the orders be
came more imperative and fre
quent, Mr. Seltzer said, “although
the planes still were widely sep
arated. The tower kept saying:
'Make immediate left turn! Make
immediate left turn!’
“When it appeared the P-38
was not following instructions
and coming straight in for a
landing, the tower told the DC-4
pilot to turn left out of his ap
proach. He also was told the rea
son for making an immediate
The CAA controllers estimated
the iltitude Of airliner at 600 to
800 feet at this time. The DC-4,
responding immediately, pulled up
and started to turn more sharply
to the left. #
Talked on Two Wave Lengths.
Mr. Seltzer said the airliner ap
parently was struck from behind
and above, about midway of. the
fuselage immediately behind the
He was asked if the usual re
cordings kept of conversations
between tower qnd aircraft were
available, but replied he believed
they were not because the talk
was on two wave lengths.
Radio equipment in military
planes onerates on a different
frequency from that in commer
cial ships.
The P-38, it was said, gives its
pilot little opportunity to see ob
jects in front and below him. It
seems probable that neither pilot
saw the other plane before the
Indians Locate Limestone
Deposits of limestone, used in
making cement, estimated at 12,
000,000 tons, have been located in
Chandigarh, site of the future
capital of East Punjab, India.
Skull Replaces Lamb
The Sign of the Lamb Inn, at
Uckfield, England, now is the
Sign of the Skull, to mark the
discovery of the 300,000-year-old
Piltdown skull nearby.
Plans for Advancing
Economic Unification
Of Europe Drafted
By th* Associated Press -
PARIS, Nov. 2.—Leaders of the
European end of the Marshall
Plan agreed today on a program
for expanding the economic co
operations of participating na
tions. informed sources said.
Members of the Consultative
Committee worked out the text of
a resolution on this subject, to
be submitted to the full council
of the European Economic Co
Operation Organization.
Sources close to the OEEC said
part of the resolution dealing with
the organization’s future Work- was
based on proposals made earlier
this week by Paul G. Hoffman,
chief of the United States Eco
nomic Co-Operation Administra
tion; French Finance Minister
Maurice Petsche, and Irish For
eign Minister Sean MacBride.
Mr. Hoffman, in a statement
to the oeuncil Monday, urged Eu
ropeans to set up an “Integrated
economy.” He said this should be
done in stages, if necessary,
through the formation of regional
free trading areas.
Britain has expressed some re
luctance to join in a European
economic union.
Sir Stafford Cripps, Britain’s
economic boss, in answering Mr.
Hoffman’s call for free trading
areas, said yesterday Britain fa
vors European unity, but has spe
cial problems with her world-wide
commonwealth ties.
The new resolution is under-,
stood to have two main sections,
one dealing with the liberaliza
tion of currency exchanges, the
other with the OEEC’s future
The resolution will not be re-,
leased until the council has had
a chance to make changes in the
Steering Committee’s text.
The section on the OEEC’s fu
ture envisages the creation of new
i central economic branches, such
as a European monetary fund, it
was reported. It also would re
quire member states to report
within a specified time on steps
they have taken to comply with I
the resolution's recommendations
for economic integration.
U. S. Urges Iraq Ease
Policies Involving Jews
The United States has been urg
ing Iraq to follow moderate poli
cies in treatment of the Jewish
minority in that country.
This was disclosed by the State
Department late yesterday. Israel
had asked the United States to use
its good offices on behalf of the
Iraqi Jews.
j Michael J. McDermott, depart
ment press officer, said official in-'
formation is that a “certain num
! ber of Iraqi subjects j>f the Jewish
faith have recently been arrested”
but the number was much smaller
than had been mentioned in some
published reports. Those arrested*,
he said, were charged with violat
ing specific laws.
The department’s information |
differed in some respects from
that reported by Israeli Ambassa
dor Eliahu Elath;- He reported
2,000 Iraqi Jews are in prison “on
suspicion of being Zionists.”
(Continued From First Page.)
luncheon in the Mayflower Hotel
Just before the meeting’s end
Mrs. Henry • Gichner, unit vice j
I chairman, drew a shocked gasp
from the 350 luncheoners with
| the announcement that Miss
Helen E. Hokinson, noted car
toonist, who had been scheduled
to speak, had been on the plane
that was wrecked near National
Airport shortly before the lunch
eon began.
Every one stood for a moment
in silent tribute. Many wept as
the meeting was quickly adjourned.
Earlier, Mrs. Fred Vinson, wife
of the Chief Justice, presented
special awards to pace-sqtting
workers at the luncheon. Recip
ients were: v
Mrs. B. Houston McCeney, 4718
Fifteenth street N.W., first worker
to achieve her quota; Mrs. John
Joss. 3260 Nebraska avenue N.W.,
chairman; Mrs. Dallas Dort, 2960
University terrace N.W., and Mrs.
William C. Johnstone, 3065 Uni
versity terrace N.W., first team
to achieve its quota, and Mrs.
Phillip S. Owen, 2318 Forty-fourth
street N.W., special award for edu
catiqnal service.
Principal speaker was Mrs.
Agnes E. Meyer, civic leader and
writer, who called the women so
licitors "the shock troops of our
democracy and the real defenders
of our freedom.”
"You * • * are making the only
positive and effective answer of
a democratic people to the threat
of Communism,” Mrs. Meyer de
The Residential workers will hold
their first separate report meet
ing Friday. Tomorrow, Business
n will make its first separate re
port. All report meetings are in
the Hotel Washington at 12:20
Bolivia's Envoy
Voices Regret
For Air Crash
Bolivian Ambassador R. Mar
tinez Vargas today expressed to
this Government the “most pro
found regret” for the death of
the 55 persons in the crash near
the National Airport yesterday.
He delivered a formal note to
Willard Barber, Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State for Intv
] American Affairs at noon. Tfce
note read:
“Under the shock of the acci
dent which occurred yesterday at
| the National Airport of Washing
ton I fulfill the duty of address
ing myself to your excellency to
i transmit, in my own name and in
the name of my government, our
most profound regret for the
death of American citizens in the
collision of an aircraft of the
Eastern Airlines with the P-38
airplane piloted by the Bolivian
pilot, Eric Rios Bridoux.
“Reiterating my sincere con
dolences, I transmit to you the
assurances of my most distin
guished consideration.”
The Ambassador planned to
; visit Capt. Rios in the hospital
this afternoon.
(Continued From First Page.)
ished immediately public utilities
hospitals and many schools will
be forced to suspend operations.
This will result in untold suffering
and hardships for all of our peo
ple. It was agreed that I should
appeal to you for an immediate
settlement of the controversy be
tween the mine operators and
miners in order that this tragedy
and suffering may be averted.”
Mr. Lewis replied that the
UMW’s efforts to reach agreement
with the mine operators ‘‘have
been stalemated by major indus
trial and financial interests” and
that “such an agreement is a prime
requisite to the operation of mines
in Indiana and elsewhere.”
Offers Separate Talks. i
“You are free to advise the coal
operators of Indiana," the miners’
chief continued, “that the repre
sentatives of the United Mine
Workers will negotiate with them
alone and independent of the
operators of any other State if
they desire'to make an agreement
for Indiana.”
He said that If the operators
accept the proposal “our repre
sentatives will promptly meet with
them to work out a tentative agree
ment.” That agreement would be
presented for approval to the
UMW Policy Committee, which
meets in Chicago next Monday.
Gov. Schricker replied that he
would attempt to arrange a meet
ing soon. He hailed Mr. "Lewis’
statement "good news.”
Hoarding Charged.
Regarding the emergency sit
uation in Indiana, Mr. Lewis
declared that steel plants and
other manufacturers in the State
“are now hoarding a million or
more tons of high grade coal • •' •
in excess of their present re
“The State Coal Emergency
Committee which you created.”
he- suggested, “certainly should
arrange for the distribution of
this hoarded and excess fuel to
tide over the emergency you de
scribe in your telegram during
the period required by the Indiana
operators to negotiate an agree
Indiana operators, along with
those from Illinois, have been de
scribed as anxious to make a sep
arate contract with the miners.
, Mr. Lewis had summoned his
Policy Committee to Chicago for
the stated purpose of reviewing
contract negotiations and exer
cising “its discretionary powers in
the authorization of further pro
The unusual Lewis action of
meeting in Chicago rather than
UMW headquarters here was
interpreted as a move to put pres
sure on some big Illinois coal
operators who are known to be
anxious to make a contract, end
ing the mine strike.
Truce Seen Possible.
There was also the possibility
that Mr. Lewis may be planning
a truce in the soft-coal shutdown.
In the past he has called off his
strikes, although sometimes only
briefly, when shortages of cqal
begin to affect the country seri
ously. This time the pinch is on
the mine workers as well as the
economy. The miners have not
received a full pay envelope since
Mr. Lewis put them on a three
day week early in July. They
have received nothing since the
strike began September 19.
The second major steel producer
reportedly near agreement with
President Philip Murray and his
steelworkers was Jones & Laugh
lin, the Nation’s fourth largest.
If the pact is signed it would send
another 42,000 workers back to
the job.
Presumably the terms of such
an agreement would be the same
as those accepted by Bethlehem
Steel Corp,-—free $100 per month
pensions and a social insurance
program supported by both com
Ipany and workers.
Mr. Murray, head of the CIO
as well as the steel union, con
ferred for three hours in Cleve
land last night with officials of
Jones & Laughlin, a Pittsburgh
company. Murray aides resumed
the negotiations today.
Situation “Hopeful.”
A high union source said the
situation looked “hopeful.”
Ben Moreell, president and
chairman of J. & L., refused com
ment on last night’s conference.
“Exploratory talks” also began
in Cleveland between the union
and Republic Steel Corp., third
largest producer.
Cyrus S. Cluing, Federal media
tion chief, predicted here that
other steel companies will reach
j agreement with the union “soon.”
However, there still was no sign
of a resumption of negotiation
j with the United States Steel Corp.,
the largest producer. Mr. Murray
said he had no direct contact with
“Big Steel.”
Meanwhile, the Iron Age, metal
working trade weekly, said that
i steel production can be lifted to
prestrike level of about 85 per
cent of plant capacity within a
month after the strike ends. But
it will take the industry five or six
months to make up the loss of
steel output caused by the strike
estimated at about 9,000,000 tons.
While most of the Industry is
closed down, Weirton Steel Co.
announced that it had a a world
production record. Weirton, a
subsidiary of National Steel, has
an independent union and is not
involved in the strike.
Sun-Times Names Akers
As Managing Editor
By the Associated Press
CHICAGO, Nov. 2.—Milburn P,
Akers has been named managing
editor of the Chicago Sun-Times
succeeding Marvin McCarthy, who
i resigned.
Thomas Reynolds of the Sun
Times Washington Bureau has
been named an assistant manag
ing editor, replacing Mr. Akers in
that post.
Mr. Akers was managing editor
i of the Sun in 1942-43, before that
'morning newspaper was merged
with the Daily Times. Later he
was national political and editor
ial writer and then assistant man
aging editor-of the Sun-Times.
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Mrs. Angela Barr Dies;
Painter and Writer
Mrs. Angela McHugh Barr, 76,
paihter and writer, died Mohday
at her home, 1313 Quincy -street
N.E., after a long illness.
Mrs. Barr, a native of Lebanon,
Mo., and a resident of the District
for the last 30 years, was a mem
ber of the National League of
American Pen Women and a for
mer official of the District branch
of the league. She specialized in
oils and for many years had
j painted design on china, pottery
and cloth. She had written sev
eral articles on ceramic art. Mrs.
Barr was formerly a regent of
Trinity College.
Surviving are two daughters.
Miss Vivian Barr, who recently
had her fifth audience with the
Pope in Rome, and Mrs. William
J. Walsh, both of the Quincy
street address; a son, William A.
Barr, 2006 North Smythe street,
Arlington; a sister, Miss Kath
eryn McHugh, of the Quincy
street address, and two grand
Funeral services will be at 9
a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony’s
Catholic Church, Twelfth and
Monroe streets N.E. Burial will
be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Missed Plane Saves Life
Of Arlington Resident
Mrs. James 4G. Reardon, 1413
North . Taft street, Arlington,
missed by 10 minutes the airliner
that left Boston and crashed here
Lt. Comdr. Reardon, assigned to
the Executive Office of the Secre
tary, Navy Department, said his
wife was delayed in a cab which
was caught in a traffic jam in
the East Boston tunnel yesterday
morning. She telephoned her
husband to inform him why she
wasn’t on the plane. 1
India to Draft Teachers
MADRAS, India, Nov. 2 (IP).—
Education Minister Maulana Abul
Kalam Azad said * today India
plans to draft all her educated
citizens as teachers for six months
iik a drive to end the country’s il
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