14 Airmen Die in Crash
Of B-36 and Fighter
Near Oklahoma City
•y th* Associated Press
CARNEY, Okla.. April 28.—/
giant Air Force B-36 bomber and
ah F-51 fighter plane collided
durnig a mock air raid on Okla
homa City yesterday, plunging 14
airmen 15,000 feet to their deaths
Four members of the crew par
achuted to safety.
An Air Force announcement
said early today that “14 men
a:s presumed to be dead or miss
inn”—13 on the bomber and the
, At first it was believed 16 were
aboard the huge B-36, but later
officials said there were 17.
- The F-51 pilot was 1st Lt. Fred
Tft*. Black of Oklahoma City.
The B-36 pilot was Capt. Harold
Barry, who figured in the news
In February, 1950, when he bailed
out with his crew over Princess
Royal Island when his B-36
crashed off British Columbia.
Capt. Barry was killed in yester
3odies and debris were scat
tered over a mile-wide area in
Tha trorraplv near horn nrae tho
Air Force’s second costly mishap
In two days. Eleven crewmen were
killed and five injured when a
B-29 cracked up and burned
Thursday in the Azores while
making an emergency landing.
The B-29 was stationed at
Walker Air Force Base. Roswell,
N. Mex., and was on a training
The F-51 disintegrated. The six
engine B-36, stationed at Carswell
Air Force Base at Forth Worth,
broke up into huge chunks.
The B-36 was getting ready to
make its simulated bombing run
on the State capital—50 airline
miles to the Southwest.
Heard Plane Make Dive.
' Oscar and Edgar Nettles, broth
ers who were in their oat field,
could not see the high flying craft
but heard a plane going into a
“Then we heard a crash. Sec
onds later, pieces, of the planes
and bodies began 'falling all over.
We hit the ground,” Oscar Nettles
“I saw six parachutes floating
around. We found four bodies
scattered in a field. There was
one near a watering pond.”
Five recognizable chunks of the
bomber were found.
A section of the fuselage with
the wings and engines intact
smoldered for hours after the
crash. The body of the F-51 pilot,
his parachute still unopened, was
found nearby. He was a member
of the recently federalized Okla
homa Air National Guard unit
stationed at Will Rogers Field
near Oklahoma City.
Fourth B-36 to Crash.
a _11 11 c. a. _1 —
struck the big bomber between the
wing and tail section.
The tail assembly was a mile
north with three bodies nearby.
Across a section line was the bom
ber’s nose with seven more dead
airmen. The impact of one body
caused a 10-inch impression in the
The B-36 crash was the fourth
In history. The plane is the
world’s largest bomber, having a
bomb bay with the space of four
freight cars. It had the six gaso
line-powered engines with pusher
propellers and four jet engines on
the ends of its wings.
Si John's College Marks
fOOth Anniversary Monday
The 100th anniversary of the
founding of St. John’s College will
be marked Monday by a parade
and a commemorative mass at
St. Matthew’s Cathedral.
Cadet military units, augmented
by elements from the Metropoli
tan Police and the Military Dis
trict of Washington, will leave
the school, 1225 Vermont avenue
N.W., at 9:30 a.m. and parade to
the Cathedral on Rhode Island
avenue, near Connecticut avenue
Archbishop Patrick A. O’Boyle
of Washington will celebrate the
mass, which also honors the 300th
anniversary of the birth of St.
Join Baptist de LaSalle, who has
recently been proclaimed the pa
tron saint of teachers by Pope
Pius. Bishop John Russell, of
Charleston, S. C., will deliver the
After the mass. Brother Ed
mund Clement, president of the
college, will give a luncheon at
the Mayflower for clergymen at
tending the ceremonies.
GIANT BOMBER AFLAME AFTER CRASH—Carney, Okla.—This is an aerial view of the wreckage
of a B-3G, world’s largest bomber, which crashed near here after a midair collision with an
F-51 fighter plane. The two planes were engaging in maneuvers which called for a practice
bombing run on Oklahoma City, the State capital. Fourteen airmen died in the flaming crash.
___ —AP Wirephoto.
Open Battle Here for
By Gould Lincoln
Chicago and Philadelphia today
opened the battle for the Repub
lican and Democratic conventions
of 1952 before the Site Commit
tees of both political parties in the
Representatives of Miami and
| Detroit also were heard by the Site
! Committees. The race, however,
appeared to be between Chicago
Representatives, of Chicago ap
peared before the Democratic Site
; Committee first, while the repre
sentatives of Philadelphia went
before the Republican Site Com
mittee. As soon as Chicago and
Philadelphia completed their
presentations, they switched and
appeared before the other com
No final decision on the conven
tion city or cities is expected to
day. That will be left, so far as
the Republicans are concerned, to
a national commitee meeting in
Tulsa, Okla., May 11 and 12. The
Democrats will make their deci
sion also through their national
committee at a meeting later in
May or early in June.
Philadelphia today offered to
raise $250,000 for each convention
—a similar sum to that which it
provided for the Republican and
Democratic national conventions
Chicago representatives said that
three dates were open for hold
mg the national conventions—the
weeks of June 30, July 7 or July 21
I wo Armstrong students
Win Safety Poster Prizes
Two Armstrong High School
students have been named win
ners in the school safety poster
contest conducted nationally by
the American Automobile Associ
ation, it was announced yester
James Lucas, 16, son of Mrs
Marion Lucas, 1223 Wylie street
N.E., has won first prize in the
secondary schools group, while
third prize in the same class went
to Hubert Crawford, 15, whose
guardian is Mrs. D. W. Pryor, 906
Hamlin street N.E. The boys com
peted under the classification sub
ject of “Obey Your Safety Patrols.’
House Group to Vote
Monday on Tax Boost
By th« Associated Press
The House Ways and Means
Committee will begin voting Mon
day on the 1951 tax increase bill
by which the administration once
hoped to boost tax revenue by
Most estimates among commit
tee members on the size of the bill
they expect to be approved ranged
from $5 billion to $7 billion.
The voting agreement was an
nounced last night as the com
mittee wound up three-and-a-hall
weeks of closed door discussions.
India has established a centra
board of motion picture censor
(Continued Prom First Page.)
with tears, walked rapidly from
the court room.
Mr. Dugan was shaken by the
recollection of the events and
bowed his head and covered his
eyes. His Jaw muscles flexed for
several minutes before he recov
ered his composure:
Mrs. Cannon Testifies.
The testimony of Mrs. Florence
Cannon, chairman of the County
Board, was offered and later ac
cepted by the court with the
stipulation that it would have
represented the testimony of three
other board members scheduled to
Mrs. Cannon said Mr. Dugan
had not told her or, to her knowl
edge, other members of the board,
that he knew Sam Lano, the slot
machine operator. Nor, she said,
were they told that Lano knew
Joseph Leib, a member of a Police
Investigating Committete recom
mended by Mr. Dugan.
A lie uudiu uiauiuau oaxu uxau
she had no knowledge of Mr.
Leib’s background other than that
furnished by Mr. Dugan when
the police investigators were ap
pointed last May. She also said
that Mr. Dugan never suggested
discharging Mr. Leib from his
When examined by Mr. Boothe,
Mrs. Cannon said that at the time
the Arlington Sun newspaper was
campaigning for a police investi
gation, Mr. Dugan’s attitude was
that Arlington was one of the
best-policed counties in the coun
try, but perhaps there were some
internal administrative matters in
the Police Department that could
Prosecutor Lewis inquired what
her attitude would have been if
she had known Mr. Dugan re
ceived birthday presents from
Lano at the latter’s home July 4.
Mrs. Cannon said, “If I had
known his (Lano’s) bad reputa
tion, I might have questioned his
(Dugan’s) bad judgment.”
UamaJ A aIihh UasiI
VIUJVII MQIlIbU MV,I Illy IIVUVI
Of Defense Production
Edwin T. Gibson, deputy ad
ministrator for staff services of
the Defense Production Adminis
tration, has been named acting
head of DPA.
Pending the appointment of a
permanent administrator, he will
take the place of William H. Har
rison who has resigned, effective
Tuesday. Mr. Harrison is return
ing to the presidency of the Inter
national Telephone and Telegraph
Mr. Gibson is serving DPA on
leave of absence from the General
Foods Corp., of which he is execu
tive vice president. His home is
in Bronxville, N. Y.
! Peggy Lee Asks Divorce
i SANTA MONICA, Calif., April
I'A1).—Peggy Lee, 28, night club
and radio singer, is suing David
Barbour. 29, composer and music
arranger, for divorce on a charge
of cruelty. In the action, filed
yesterday, the singer seeks custody
of their daughter, Nicki Lee, 7,
Probers Hope to Hear
Boyle and Dawson
By th« Associated Press
Senator Mundt, Republican, of
South Dakota says a Senate com
mittee investigating alleged sale of
Federal jobs in Mississippi hopes
to hear testimony next week from
William M. Boyle, jr., Democratic
National Committee chairman,
and Donald Dawson, a presidential
Senator Mundt said yesterday
| the investigators also expect Bob
Morris, Mr. Boyle’s assistant, and
Postmaster General Donaldson :,c
Mr. Dawson is President Tru
man's assistant for personnel. He
was named before the committee
yesterday as the man who paved
the way for a pro-Truman Demo
cratic faction in Mississippi to get
control of Federal patronage there
A date has not been set yet foi
next week’s session. Senator
Mundt, a member of the commit
tee, said he did not know whether
Mr. Dawson, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Don
aldson and Mr. Morris had been
told yet that they would be wanted
Under the chairmanship of Sen
ator Hoey, Democrat, of North
Carolina, the committee is looking
into charges that some members
of the pro-Truman faction so
licited and accepted funds in re
turn for Federal appointments.
Czechs Asked to Hand
Oatis Bag of Toiletries
By fh* Astociottd Pr«jj
FRANKFURT, Germany, April
28.—The United States embassy
in Prague today asked the
Czechoslovak Foreign Ministry tc
deliver to William N. Oatis, im
prisoned Associated Press chiel
of bureau, a bag of toiletries
linen and comforts.
Mr. Oatis was arrested Monday
by Czech plainclothesmen. Th<
[Prague Communist regime accuses
I him of anti-state activities, in
cluding gathering and disseminat
ing “secret” information.
Mr. Oatis is still held incom
municado, presumably in Prague's
big Pangrac Prison. Four of his
Czech assistants also are believec
United States Embassy Coun
selor Tyler Thompson said he
still was waiting for a reply to his
two-day-old request that the gov
ernment permit him to visit Mr
Admiral Ring to Command
Naval Units in Philippines
Rear Admiral Stanhope C. Ring
of 8 Rosemary street. Chevy Chase
Md„ will become commander ol
naval forces in the Philippine area
in June, the Navy said today.
Rear Admiral Murr C. Arnold
now assistant chief of naval per
sonnel here, will succeed Admiral
Ring as commander of the Naval
Operating Base at Kwajalein
Capt. W. M. Cole of 813 South
Overlook drive, Alexandria, will
succeed Admiral Arnold.
The Weather Here and Over the Nation
District of Columbia—Mostly
tunny and warm; highest near 80
this afternoon. Pair and warmer
tonight. Lowest about 60 in city
and 54 in suburbs. Tomorrow
partly cloudy and warm.
Maryland and Virginia—Some
cloudiness tonight; lowest in mid
dle or upper 50s. Tomorrow
partly cloudy and warmer. High
est in 80s tomorrow.
Wind velocity at 11 o’clock this
morning, 10 miles per hour. Di
i ■' i..-i
(From O. 8. Engineers.)
Potomac River cloudy at Harpers Perry
and at Great Palls; Shenandoah cloudy at
_ . Humidity.
(Readings at Washington Alrport.l
Yesterday— Pet Today— Pet
Noon 43 Midnight _ 6?
4 D.m. _39 19 a.m. . 57
8 p m. 55 1 p.m. _ 40
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest, 83. on April 26.
Lowest, 11, on February 8.
High and Low of Last 24 Hours.
High 71, at 2:46 p.m.
Low. 51, at 4:15 a.m.
t Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
. Today. Tomorrow.
Nigh -1:11a.m. 2:22 a.m.
- 8:01 a.m. 9:11a.m.
High - 1:30 p.m. 2:44 p.m.
('O* - -- 8:40 p.m. 9:42 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
_ . . Rlsos. Sets.
sun. today _ 5:13 6:57
pun. tomorrow ... 5:12 6:58
Moon, today 1:35 a.m. 11:24 a.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-ball hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation in inches In the
Capital (current month to datel:
Month. 1051 Average. Record
January _ 2.18 3.55 7.83 '31
February_2.85 3.37 (5.84 ’M
March -12.92 3.75 8.84 '91
April-_f3.14 3.27 9.13 8f
May-- 3.70 10.09 *Sf
■;une - 4.13 10.94 ’Of
i Uly _ 4.71 10.63 *8f
August _ 4.01 14.41 *21
September__ 3.24 17.45 ’3(
Oetobe _ 2.84 8.81 '3!
November _ 2.37 8.69 *8i
December _ 3.32 7.56 *01
Temperatures In Variant Cities.
H.„ L. H. L
Albuquerque 77 52 New Orleans 86 65
Atlantic City 65 48 New York . - 62 4f
Atlanta _ 84 65 Norfolk _ . 01 4r
Bismarck_ 74 43 Omaha _ 79 6
Boston _ 57 43 Philadelphia 49 4:
Chicago . _ 75 61 Phoenix ._ 60 31
Cincinnati . 77 «M Pittsburgh 73 6i
Detroit _ 63 49 Portland. Me. 58 4.'
El Paso 83 64 Portland. Ore. 54 6!
Indianapolis ‘ Richmond 6!) 4:
Kansas City. It. Louis 83 6!
Knoxville ialt Lake C. 6i 4!
Los Angeles _ l Antonio 86 61
ffif11-- ?i it^r‘ncisco h 5;
Milwaukee_62 amoa- 87 6i
Scattered showers or thunderstorms are expected today or
' tonight over the northwest quarter of the Nation, the Plains
States and in in a narrow band from Niffthern New England
to Ohio. It will be warm in the East; cooler In the extreme
Morthwoat. * “Ap Wirephoto.
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planned to remove pounds but still supply needed vitamins, minerals and
AFRICAN VIOLETS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME—The little member of the
Gesneria family known as the African Violet, but really not a violet, was
discovered only 60 years ago. But it's taken America by storm. With
a full-color cover by Star Photographer A. C. Chinn and a picture story inside,
The Star Pictorial Magozine this Sunday tells the story of the growing
popularity of this colorful little plant. Word-picture sketches of the
life of a diplomatic courier, Prince Frederick's trial magistrate who also,
finds time to edit the local newspaper, and the Military District of Wash
ington are only a few of the many features presented in this Sunday's
u/ll I rue nKiCCrrTEn eilCCIAU CIIIUTJ_Tl>„. millinnc n< Biiecinnc
who are disillusioned. There is a resistance movement. But the answer
to the question is yes, according to Edward Crankshaw, writing in this
Sunday's Editorial Feature Section.
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India Refuses to Take
Part in Any Boycott
Or Blockade of China
By Ernie Hill
Correspondent of The Star
and Chicago Daily Newt
LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y.. April
26.—India has informed the
United Nations flatly that it will
ignore any economic boycott or
naval blockade that the peace
organization attempts to throw
around Communist China.
India’s unequivocal refusal to
co-operate with U. N. efforts to
isolate Mao Tze-tung’s Communist
aggressors comes as a blow to
American-sponsored efforts to
tighten the Korean war.
India, which borders China on
the south, plans to continue all
normal trade with Red China
and will refuse to vote for the
naval blockade plan, delegates
have been informed by India.
The boycott and the blockade
are two of Gen. MacArthur’s
recommendations for dealing with
Red China. He named them as
essential steps along with the
use of Chinese Nationalist troops
on the mainland and the bomb
ing of Manchurian military tar
U. N. delegates point out that
an economic boycott will have
little force if India’s border is left
open. Much of the trade that now
flows through Hong Kong, it is
stated, can be rerouted through
India’s attitude, it is pointed
out, is one of the reasons why it
is much easier for Gen. MacArthur
to propose a boycott and blockade
than it is for the United States
to enforce such recommendations.
American delegates, however,
plan to press for U. N. adoption of
economic sanctions and perhaps a
blockade even though there is
general belief that they will be
U. S. Marketing Aide
Richard B. Bridgforth, Virginia
State Production and Marketing
Administration chairman, has
been appointed deputy assistant
administrator for production of
PMA in Washington.
He will be on the staff of PMA
Administrator Gus F. Geissler.
The agency is part of the Agricul
Mr. Bridgforth, 53, is a Lunen
burg County, Va., tobacco farmer.
:His connection with the State
PMA goes back to Decembei 1939.
He became chairman in 1944, suc
ceeding Porter Hardy, now a mem
ber of Congress.
(Continued From First Page.)
day on the MacArthur ouster.
Early next week the committee,
headed by Senator Russell, Demo
crat, of Georgia, must decide
whether to operate in the open or
i behind closed doors.
Senator McFarland assailed as
sertions by Senator Taft that
President Truman’s policies would
lead only to a stalemate in Korea
and that Secretary of State Ache
son is trying to “appease” Red
No Appeasement in Mind.
“Regardless of what we think
of the policies involved, nobody
has ever advocated either appease
ment or stalemate in Korea,”
Senator McFarland told a re
"We wouldn’t be fighting in
Korea now if appeasement had
been our aim.”
Senator Wherry challenged
statements of William M. Boyle,
jr., the Democratic National Com
Mr. Boyle said in a party leaf
let yesterday tnat there had been
“a determined effort by some
political leaders, newspapers and
radio commentators to becloud
the issues” involved in the Presi
dent’s firing of Gen. MacArthur.
Gen. MacArthur is scheduled tc
appear before the Senate Armed
Services and Foreign Relation^
committees next Thursday to tes
tify on his recommendations foi
blockade of the China coast, air
[operations over Manchuria and
! use of the Chinese Nationalist
forces on Formosa.
President Truman has called
|for limitation of the war in Korea
'contending that Gen. MacArthur':;
plan might lead to World War III
Senator Russell, who heads thr
two committees, said he has had
no direct word from Gen. Mac
Arthur as to whether he wisher
to appear in closed or open ses
sion. Senator Russell is for closed
meetings. Most Republicans want
Donohue Suggests Home City
Name tor National Symphony
Commissioner F. Joseph Dono
hue has suggested that the name
of the National Symphony Or
chestra be changed to Identify
it more closely with Washington.
“I think it would be good for
the orchestra and good for the
city if the name were changed so
that it would be identified not,, as
a National or Federal organization,
but as a city organization,” he
Mr. Donohue said he had made
the suggestion to officials of the
National Symphony Orchestra
Association, who have asked that
the District contribute $25,000 for
the support of the orchestra next
“Delighted,” Says Mitchell.
He said he had found a number
of people who assumed because of
the name “National Symphony,”
that the orchestra probaby was
subsidized by the Federal Govern
He pointed out also that other
leading symphony orchestras bear
the names of their home cities.
The possibility of calling the or
jhestra the Washington Symphony
drew approval from Howard Mit
chell. conductor of the symphony
“I'm personally delighted.” he
said. “It has been a thought of
He said the idea had been dis
cussed before. He expressed the
view it was a mistake to have a
name which had no identity in
the sense of drawing loyalty. Mr.
Mitchell said he had no plan to
press the suggestion with the sym
phony board, however.
Another View Offered.
Another view came from Mrs.
Walter Bruce Howe, former head
of the Women’s Committee and a
member of the association, who
said she considered the present
name a valuable one.
"My contention is that it is the
only orchestra in the countrty that
plays to a national audience,”
Mrs. Howe pointed out that a
roll call by States of an average
audience of the orchestra probably
would disclose only a comparative
handful of actual Washingtonians.
Samuel Green Spear,
Storage Director, Dies
Samuel Greene Spear, nation
ally-known warehouseman and
director of storage for the Office
of Defense Transportation during
World War II, died yesterday at
his home, 8615 Piney Brand'
road, Silver Spring.
, Mr. Spear, in his early 70s, came
here in 1940 and was with the
Office of Defense Transportation
for five years. He then worked for
the American Warehousemen’s
Association, devoting time to re
vising a merchandise storage en
cyclopedia he previously had
Mr. Spear later set up ware
house systems in Greensboro.
N. C„ and returned here in Janu
ary, 1950. At the time of his
death he was a representative and
consultant for warehousemen in
Born near Boston, he was a
merchandise warehouseman in
Winchester, Mass., before he came
here. He was the author of the
book “Warehousing in World
Surviving is his widow, Mrs.
Beulah B. Spear.
Funeral services were to be held
at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the
Pumphrey funeral home. Silver
Spring. Burial will be in Millbury,
Thomas J. Keating, Sr.,
Former Maryland Judge
By th« Associated Press
CENTERVILLE. Md., April 28.
Thomas J. Keating, sr., former
associate judge of the Second Ju
dicial District and one-time Mary
land State insurance commission
er, died Thursday at his home
here. He was 79.
A native of Centerville, he was
an associate judge for 20 years
until he retired in 1942. He was
insurance commissioner from 1919
to 1922. Before that he had been
State’s attorney for Queen Anne's
Besides his widow, Leila, he
leaves a son, Thomas J. Keating
jr„ Centerville attorney; and two
daughters, Leila Parker Keating
and Mary Ker Keating, both of
Centerville. Funeral services will
be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Policeman Facing Divorce
Kills Son and Himself
•y the Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.
April 28.—A few hours before his
wife was scheduled to obtain her
final divorce decree, Police Sergt.
T. H. Montgomery killed his 19
year-old son and then shot him
self to death.
County Solicitor T. Harold Wil
liams said the 57-year-old police
man called his son John to the
door of the Montgomery home
here yesterday and shot him
through the heart. Then he fired
a bullet into his own head.
Montgomery, a police officer in
nearby Palm Beach, was under
a Circuit Court order not to
molest or harass his wife, and
made no attempt to harm her.
A note in Montgomery’s pocket
read in part: “As there is noth
ing more for me to live for, I will
pass out of the picture entirely.”
Guy Gilpatric Estate
Appraised at $122,487
By th« Associated Press
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April
28.—The estate of the late Guy
Gilpatric, short story writer, is
valued at $122,487 in a report filed
in Superior Court by a State ap
The estate of his wife was ap
praised at $33,607.
The wills of the couple, who
were found dead in their home
here of gunshot wounds, are be
ing contested by Mrs. Martha
Lesser of New York. She is the
mother of Mrs. Gilpatric. The
wills left the estate of the couple
to Mrs. May Gilpatric, the writ-i
er’s mother, also of New York.
The deaths of the couple were
termed by police as murder and
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Han Dies on Visit
To Wife in Hospital
Roland E. Darling, 54, assistan
office manager of the Yellow Cab
Co., died of a heart attack yester
day at Sibley Hospital, where he
was visiting his wife who was re
covering from c.:i appendectomy.
Mr. Darling was to have brought
his wife home today. They lived
at 1213 Taylor street N.E., and
were making plajis for a trip to
Canada this summer. He had been1
under treatment for a heart con
A lifelong resident of Washing
ton, Mr. Darling attended McKin-l
ley Tech High School. He met
bis wife, the former Anne Evans,
who was attending the old Busi
ness High School, and they were
married in 1915. He had been em
ployed at the Yellow Cab Co. for
Besides his widow, he is sur
vived by three daughters, the
Misses June and Eleanor Darling
and Mrs. Dorothy Evans, all of
the home address; a son, Rowland
E. Darling, jr„ of 4110 S street
S.E., and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are be
ing completed at the Hines fu
neral home, 2901 Fourteenth
Lt. Col. Harold Clarvoe,
Veterinarian, D. C. Native
By the Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla., April 28.—Lt. Col.
Harold M. Clarvoe, 62, native of
Washington, D. C., died yesterday
at MacDill Air Force Base hos
He graduated from the United
States College of Veterinary Sur
geons in 1918, and served in the
Medical Corps in the World War I.
During World War H he trans
ferred from the National Guard
to the Air Force and was an execu
tive officer of the 459th Bomber
Group. He had practiced veter
inary medicine in Tampa for 25
Burder B. Bowman, 92,
By tha Associated Press
EDINBURG, Va„ April 28.—
Burder Bunyon Bowman, promi
nent Shenandoah County farmer
and former Republican member of
the Virginia House of Delegates,
died at his home near here yester
day. He was 92.
Mr. Bowman was a son of the
late Joseph and Sarah Ann John
son Bowman, whose ancesters in
the county date back to Colonial
Funeral services will be held
here tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.
Gets Yugoslavia Post
Sy tht Associated Press
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, April
28.—One-legged Veljko Vlahovic,
veteran of the Spanish Civil War,
today wsts named deputy minister
of foreign affairs in Yugoslavia.
He has been serving for several
weeks as chairman of a special
advisory committee which has
been guiding the country’s foreign
policy in the absence of ailing For
eign Minister Edward Kardelj.
Board Rescinds Ordei
Firing Penn as Head
Of County Hospital
The county commissioners have
reversed their controversial de
cision to fire the superintendent
of Prince Georges General Hospi
tal but there were indications to
day that the hospital’s adminis
trative set-up is far from being a
The decision to retain Harry
W. Penn. jr„ as superintendent
came in a narrow 3-to-2 vote lati
yesterday at Upper Marlboro.
Commissioner Edward J. Wa
ters of Berwyn voiced the strong
est dissent. He said he “refuses
to submit to intimidations and
threats, regardless of their orgin."
Refers to Many Protests.
Mr. Waters was referring to
relentless protests by the hospital’s
medical staff and the county and
State medical societies against
the commissioners’ dismissal of
Mr. Penn April 13. The doctors,
along with some church and civic
groups, charged that the all
Republican commissioners were
playing politics with the hospital.
Mr. Penn is a Democrat and
was appointed superintendent
about 18 months'tep by the old
Democratic comnf^ioners. The
new commissioners had planned to
replace Mr. Penn with Republican
Harold Rice, administrator ol
the 16-bed Warren’s Hospital at
Laurel. The superintendent’s job
pays $6,000 a year.
Commissioner Daniel A. Abbott
of Camp Springs, author of yes
terday’s motion rescinding the
dismissal action, also criticized the
physician’s groups for “stirring
up a lot of propaganda.”
He added that the “antagonis
tic attitude of the medical staff"
would make it impossible for Mr
Rice to get any co-operation and
the hospital would suffer.
Delay Move Fails.
Commission President Thomas
E. Latimer of Glen Dale, and W
Everett Marton of Laurel, joined
Mr. Abbott in voting for the mo
tion to rescind. H. Wilson Spick
nail and Mr. Waters voted against
it. Before the final vote was taken
Mr. Waters tried unsuccessfully tc
get the meeting to adjourn and
postpone action on the motion un
The vote on the April 13 motion
to fire Mr. Penn and hire Mr. Rice,
effective May 15, was unanimous.
A statement released by the
commissioners after yesterday’*
motion was approved expressed the
“hope and sincere desire . . . that
this action will promote and es
tablish full co-operation and har
mony between the medical staff ol
the hospital and the board of com
Cites Effect of Row.
Citing “the detrimental effecl
this controversy is now having oi
may have in the future upon the
hospital,” the statement said “the
sole and only objective prompting
the action of the commissioner*
has been and is now the general
welfare of the hospital' and its
efficient operation for the benefit
of the citizens of Prince George*
The statement also noted the
survey of county government
which was begun this week by a
Chicago firm. The survey, it said,
will encompass all phases of the
hospital and its operation.
Many observers are already pre
dicting that the surveyors will rec
ommend sweeping changes in the
administration of the hospital.
Meanwhile, the county’s delega
tion to the Maryland legislature
has begun an investigation of its
own, according to Delegate John
Franklin Lillard, jr.
Mr. Lillard said the inquiry is
being made with a view toward
introducing some remedial legis
lation relative to the hospital. He
said he felt personally that a 15
member board of directors is too
large and unwieldy and that the
hospital administration needs
Mr. Lillard also was critical of
the doctors. He said they want to
run the whole show.
Two directors resigned recently,
although only one attributed his
act to the dismissal of Mr. Penn.
Four other members of the board
come up for reappointment June 1.
13th Step Is Fatal
When the thirteenth step of the
gangway leading to a ship docked
for repairs at Belfast, Northern
Ireland, collapsed, 17 men plunged
to their death.
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