A-2 THE EVENING STAT
•*** Washington, D. C.
, TPESDAY, MAY 16, 1961
1,500 Poles Reported
^Seized by Red Police
in Fatal Stettin Riot
, By the Associated Press
NEW YORK, May 15.—The Neu
'York Times, in a dispatch from
Paris last night, said more thar
,1,500 Poles reportedly have beer
| questioned by security police ir
i Stettin in the past month as par
iticipants in a plot following tht
' fatal shooting of five Poles April
9 by a Russian major.
The dispatdh said an enraged
mob. which gathered after the
shooting, was reported to have
slain four Polish police because
they made no attempt to capture
the unidentified Russian officer.
The Polish press has omitted
any mention of the incident,
which has fanned anti-Soviet
sentiments in the Baltic port to
, the highest pitch since World War
"II, the dispatch said.
Argument Started Slayings.
* The Times story gave this ac
.count of the incident:
The Russian major, arguing
with two Poles on the street, sud
denly pulled a pistol and shot
, both of them. He then ran wildly
down the street, killing a doctor
coming out of a building, and a
1 tl! Atm O tl ktre^A*. Jam
The major then hid in a cellar
?and later shot a Polish militiaman
who appeared on the scene.
A crowd of Poles, attracted by
the shots, demanded that the
police go in and get the major.
When the police failed to do so, a
riot flared and four police were
killed by the mob.
Finally, another Russian officer
and squad men appeared on the
scene and escorted the major
Next of Kin Not Notified.
The next day all the dead were
buried without their next of kin
The same day a Soviet inquiry
board reportedly investigated the
incident, and since then the se
curity police have been making
their arrests. The Times infor
mant said it was not known how
many of those arrested still were
Kirsten Wedding Today
NEW ORLEANS, May 15 (JP).—
Dorothy Kirsten, opera and film
star, will marry Dr. Eugene Chap
man of San Antonio. Tex., at
4:30 p.m. (CSt) today. Only
members of the couple’s families
and a few close friends will at
tend the ceremony.
W. & L. PTA to Install
The Washington Lee PTA will
Install new officers and sponsor
an open house at the school at
8 o’clock tonight.
DEFENSE SECRETARY AND CLASSM^rES^L^rngtonT Va—
A picture of the 1901 graduating class at Virginia Military
Institute brings back memories to Defense Secretary Marshall
(third from left) and three of his classmates at VMI. With
Gen. Marshall are (left to right) the Rev. James V. Johnson,
Miami, Fla.; Col. C. S. .Roller, jr., Fort Defiance, Va., and Col.
Bowyer B. Browne, Winchester, Va. —AP Wirephoto.
(Continued From First Page.)
of my own—much of our trouble
is the result of military weakness.
Military Strength Lacking.
“In our present situation,
whatever is attempted on behalf
of peace, must fall short, because
of a lack of supporting military
“We are trying to enforce a
global doctrine of opposition to
communism with a military estab
lishment which is sorely strained
by the demands of only one
“Many of the issues — and
choices—raised by the controversy
would solve themselves if more of
America’s strength were mobilized.
Until we have mobilized, few if
any of the issues which have been
raised can really be solved.
There is strength in unity. But
there is also unity in strength.
We—our allies as well as this
country—must first grow stronger
militarily before we can have a
unified foreign policy.”
Marshall Meets Classmates.
Gen. Marshall, looking healthy
and in good spirits, arrived here
last night for a reunion with a
handful of member of his class
Gen. Marshall took the 19-gun
salute in front of the home of
Maj. Gen. Richard Marshall. VMI
commandant. As he strode jaun
ti!ly out of the house, more than
100 guests broke into applause.
Some old graduates cheered their
An honor company of cadets,
drawn up in front of the general,
were presented for inspection, and
as he marched up and down the
FlanderstSorry for Remarks
About Marshall's Statements
xiauucio, xvcpuyuutui, ui j
Vermont said today he was sorry
he had hazarded a prediction
about events in Korea—and prom
ised he would not make “exactly
the same mistake again.”
He referred to some week-end
comments he made to reporters
regarding some cautiously opti
mistic statements Defense Secre
tary Marshall gave Saturday in
the closed hearings on the Mac
Reporters had asked Senator
Flanders for comment on Gen.
Marshall’s statement that in Ko
rea “we are moving toward a
successful conclusion.” In his
comment to reporters. Senator j
Flanders said “there seems to be
something big in the wind.”
Senator Flanders told his col
leagues on the investigating com
mittee today, the transcript
showed, that he had referred the
reporters to the record of Gen.
Marshall’s testimony. When he
checked the record himself, Sen
ator Flanders added, he found
Gen. Marshall’s remarks deleted
In some parts for security reasons.
Notes Russell’s Warning.
Senator Flanders noted that
Chairman Russell had warned
yesterday against secrets leaking
out of the hearings and added:
“I sat here in smug self
righteousness and listened to you
I do not know that any secrets
leaked out through my agency,
but as a matter of fact, I did
apparently say wings mat x aia
The Senator explained he had
heard on the radio some broad
cast indicating that he thought
the war in Korea was going to
end ‘‘or something like that.”
Then, he added, he noted in yes
terday’s first edition of The Star
that his comments were head
lined. In the same story. Senator
Flanders said, Senator Kefauver.
Democrat, of Tennessee, another
member of the investigating com
mittee, was ‘‘modestly put down
two lines below the top as in
dicating that there was big news
going to break.”
Senator Flanders said he “fer
vently hopes” anything more he
has said would not “ruin our polit
ical and military program in Ko
Won’t Repeat Mistake.
Senator Russell said he consid
ered Senator Flanders’ comments
to reporters as being in the line
of prediction which any member
of the committee was privileged
to make. His warning yesterday,
Senator Russell added, was di
rected toward the actual leak of
secret information and not to pre
“I wish to assure you,” Senator
Flanders remarked, “it has been
a little experience from which I
have learned a little something,
probably not enough.”
He promised he would not make
the same mistake again, saying, “I
may make some other kind, but
not this kind.”__
ranks the VMI band struck up,
“Carry Me Back to Old Vlrginny.”
After greeting old friends and
such distinguished guests as Gen.
J. Lawton Collins, Undersecretary
of Defense Lovett and W. Averill
Harriman, foreign policy adviser
to President Truman, Gen. Mar
shall reviewed the entire 800
member student body of VMI as
they marched in full-dress parade.
To Receive Virginia Medal.
Later today Gen. Marshall was
to receive Virginia’s Distinguished
Service Medal from Gov. Battle.
Immediately after the presenta
tion, the cadets were to partici
pate in the traditional VMI cere
mony honoring the 10 cadets
killed in the Civil War battle of
Newmarket, Va., May 15. 1864.
Recollections of such VMI tra
ditions as the Newmarket day
ceremony were voiced by Gen.
Marshall at a brief press confer
ence before the ceremonies got
He said that the first time he
attended such a ceremony, May
15. 1898, the widow of Gen. Stone
wall Jackson, a VMI instructor
lor 12 years before he became
famous as a Civil War general,
He refused to discuss his testi
mony before the Senate Joint
Armed Services and Foreign Re
lations Committee, saying, “I
don't want to say anything now,
particularly when the enemy
seems to be on the verge of a
Is Appealed by Chew
The drunk driving conviction of
Arlington County Board Member
F. Freeland Chew was appealed
today before a iury of five men
and one woman in Fairfax Cir
cuit Court. *
Mr. Chew was fined $100 and
given a 30-day suspended jail
sentence in Fairfax Trial Justice
Court on January 25 after con
viction of driving while drunk
Mr. Chew, who earlier this
month was cleared in Arlington
Circuit Court of malfeasance
charges, appealed the drunken
driving case at the time of his
conviction, and asked that the ap
peal be heard by a jury.
At the Trial Justice Court hear
ing Virginia State Trooper J. S.
Atkins, who arrested Chew, testi
fied that he stopped the official’s
car because of another motorist’s
complaint. The trooper said Mr.
Chew had difficulty walking in a
Probe Asked of rRed Cell'
At Portsmouth Navy Yard
By the Associated Press
Senator Bridges, Republican,
New Hampshire said today he has
asked the House Un-American- Ac
tivities Committee to investigate
charges that a Communist cell has
been set up in the Portsmouth, N.
H.. Navy Yard.
A spokesman for Senator Bridges
said the charges have been inves
tigated by various Federal agencies
since 1947, but so far as he knows
none of them have ever made a
public report of its findings.
The request was made in re
sponse to demands by the New
Hampshire and Maine American
The Weather Here and Over the Nation
District of Columbia — Sunny
high near 82 degrees. Fair to
night; low 55 degrees in city, 48
degrees in sutaurbs. Tomorrow
fair with high near 85 degrees.
Maryland and Virginia — Fair
tonight, low 47 to 55 degrees. To
morrow, warm in afternoon.
Wind: South, southeast, 8 miles
pev hour, at 11:30 a.m.
Five-Day Forecast for Washington
and Vicinity—May 16-20.
Temperatures will average 6 tc
8 degrees above normal. Wash
ington area normals for the period
are 75 degrees high and 55 degrees
low. The weather will generally
be fair and warm with showers
Saturday or Sunday totaling V*
inch. It will be slightly coolei
There will be showers tonight over most ol the urea irum
the Mississippi Valley to the Rockies. Fair and ’ —<
will prevail east of the Middle Mississippi Valley and ever the
Northeast and the far Northwest. It *ill continue warm over
the Gulf Sates. 8 —AF Wirephoto wap.
(From 0. S. Engineers.)
Potomac River muddy at Harpers Ferry
and at Great Falls; Shenandoah muddy at
'Readings at Washington Airport.)
Yesterday— Pet. Today— Pet
Noon 25 8 a.m. ‘ 82
4 p.m. 10 10 a.iS •_ 5(1
8 o.m. 38 1 p.m._34
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 87. on May 2.
Lowest. 11. on February 8.
High and Low of Last 21 Hours.
High. 76, at 5:30 p.m.
Low. 50. at 5:25 a.m.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
High _ 3:82 a.m. 4:28 a.m
Low _ 10:35 a.m. 11:32 a.m
High _ 3:40 p.m. 4:45 n.m
Low __ 10:48 p.m. ( ' 38 p.m
The Sun and Moon.
Sun. today 5:55 8:14
Sun. tomorrow _ 5:54 8:14
Moon, today 2:06 p.m. 2:43 a.m
Automobile lights must be turned or
-me-hall hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation In Inches In th(
aoltal (current month to date):
Month. 1951. Average. Record
l nuary _ 2.18 3.55 7.83 '31
ebruary_ 2.65 3.37 6.84 81
March _ 2.92 3.75 8.84 'OJ
;rll _ 3.49 3.27 9.13 'S'
'ay _ 1.61 3.70 10.69 '81
une _ 443 10.94 '0
uiy _ ___ 4.71 10.63 '8(
'.ugust _ 4.01 14.41 '2!
September_ _ 3.24 17.45 '3*
October _ ... 2.84 8.81 '.T
November _ ... 2.37 8.69 ’8(
December _ ... 3.32 7.56 '0:
Temperatures In Various Cities.
H. L. H. L
Albuquerque 81 49 New Orleans 81 6:
Atlantic City 62 53 New York . 69 5'
Atlanta _ 80 54 Norfolk .. 69 4
[Bismarck-. 78 44 Omaha . 68 6;
Boston _ 75 53 Philadelphia 58 4l
Cincinnati.:. 83 67 Phoenix _ 64 6:
Detroit _ 76 53 Pittsburgh 79 5'
El Paso . 89 52 Portland, Me. 65 5
Indianapolis 81 56 Portland. Ore. 59 4
Kansas City 83 65 Richmond--. 76 4
iMfiS1".- I 52 lan^Antonlo' $ f
Memphis— 85 62 Ban nranciloo 70 4
>«uke*r. 79 U ft t
Selected in Event ot
Bombing of Pentagon
By L. Edgar Prina
The Defense Department is set
tin? up secret headquarters out
side Washington to carry on es
sential operations in the event the
Pentagon and other military of
fices in the Capital area are
knocked out by enemy attack.
rhis was made known last night
by Secretary Marshall, who an
nounced that instructions Were
being given to some 140,000 de
partment employes in the Metro
politan Area on where to report
in a wartime emergency.
Twenty assembly points have
been designated in and near
Washington, in case an atomic
attack makes present defense
offices unusable., Employes are to
report there within 48 hours of an
attack for further instructions.
Details Kept Secret.
Gen. Marshall said that the
plans are similar to those being
carried out in many parts of the
Uriited States and added that they
represent precautionary measures
desirable in view of the continued
tension in the world situation.”
Certain key personnel are un
derstood to have orders to report
to “alternate headquarters,” de
tails of which will remain secret
“unless circumstances should in
dicate otherwise,” Gen. Marshall!
The department announced last
summer that a joint communica
tions center would be set up at
Camp Ritchie, Md., 'near the
Speculation immediately tagged it
as a “second Pentagon.” Last
night’s announcement indicated,
however, that other sites also have
Memo to Employes.
In his memorandum to depart
m on t omnlotror G AAeofnmi Tlfov
"In the event of an attack
(Which might destroy our facil
ities for operating at our present
headquarters, we must be pre
pared to operate at locations
removed from Washington. Such
alternate locations have been
"For a short period following
an attack, only the most vital
functions would be performed at
such alternate locations."
The Secretary stated that the
instructions being issued are de
signed not only to provide for un
interrupted activities in the De
fense Department, but also to min
imize interference with Civil De
Cards being issued to the 140,000
employes first declared: "Depart
ment of Defense employes—after
an attack of any kind your services
will be urgently needed.”
The first thing workers are urged
to do is to help save lives by giv
ing aid to others in every way
possible. Then they should report
to their regular post of duty, or if
that is destroyed, to report to one
of the following assembly points:
District of Columbia.
National Guard Armory, East
Capitol and Nineteenth streets
Griffith Stadium, Florida ave
nue and Seventh street N.W.
Anacostia High School, Six
teenth and R streets S.E.
Fort McNair, Third and P
Navy Security Station, 3801 Ne
braska avenue N.W.
Building T-8, Newark and Wis
consin avenue N.W.
Paul Junior High School, Eighth
and Oglethorpe streets N.W.
Army Map Service, 6500 Brooks
Falls Church High School, Hill
wood and Cherry streets.
Washington and Lee High
School. 4035 Thirteenth street,
Barcroft Warehouse, Columbia
pike and Old Dominion Railroad,
George Washington High
School, 900 Mount Vernon, Alex
Federal Records Center, King
and Union streets, Alexandria.
Cameron Station, Little River
Walter Reed Annex, ’Forest
University of Maryland Armory,
Naval Ordnance Laboratory,
White Oaks, Silver Spring.
Hydrographic Office, Suitland.
Additional instructions will be
issued by commercial radio follow
ing any attack, the department
WACs Mark 9th Year
Of Corps' Creation
With snappy military cere
monies, the WAC celebrated the
ninth anniversary of the creation
of the corps yesterday.
The celebration will continue
today with cake-cutting parties
at the Army Medical Center and
Port Belvoir and a dance tonight
at the Fort Myer South Area
Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Herren,
commaBder of the Military Dis
trict of Washington, reviewed a
unit of 275 WACs on the parade
ground at Fort Myer yesterday.
‘You have met the greatest
'challenge women have ever had
I to face,” Gen. Herren told the
I WACs. “You have proved that
i women can, and have the right
| to be, overseas. You have faced
the jeers of many and have made
a tremendous contribution to
Lt. Col. Mary L. Milligen, deputy
director of the WAC, told them
we must here today rededicate
; ourselves to serve faithfully and
Ceylon to Relay 'Voice'
COLOMBO, Ceylon, May 15 (/P).
; —Ceylon ayd the United States
[ have concluded an agreement for
t relaying Voice of America broad
i casts over Radio Ceylon, it was
[ announced today. Programs be
| gin tonight with the aid of special
I e< tent supplied by the United
* New» in Brief—“
Utility Bill Tax Asked
In Alexandria Budget
A proposed consumer tax on
utility bills is being considered by
Alexandria city councilmen who
are studying a $5.1 million budget
for the year commencing July 1.
City Manager W. Guy Ancell
proposed a 10 per cent tax on util
ity bills to raise revenue without
increasing real estate levies. Last
year the City Council turned down
a similar plan.
The city manager said the bud
get has been increased mostly be
cause of a $300 a year cost-of
living increase in salaries for pub
lic employes. Eight other Virginia
cities have a utilities tax which,
he said, makes it possible to reach
people who now use schools and
other facilities but pay only a
small percentage of the tax bur
* * * *
Greenbelt Sale Restudy
Public Housing Administration
soon will resume negotiations with
a non-profit veterans’ co-operative
for the sale by the Government of
Sale price and terms have not
been worked out but the co-op
erative is made up of veterans
and other occupants. Prior sale
negotiations were broken off in
August after the Korean war
brought the Government’s plans
to dispose of certain public prop
erties to a halt.
Parking Plan Hit, Praised
The Montgomery County Coun
cil's plan to require new resi
dences in A and B zones to pro
vide off-street parking won in
dorsement and drew condemna
tion from two quarters yesterday
The County Civic Federation
approved the plan in principle.
The Maryland-National Capitai
Park and Planning Commission,
however, objected on several
grounds, including the question of
the legality of the proposal.
* * * *
Soldier Can't Register
In Jonesville, Va„ Paul Lipps,
election registrar, was fined $50
in Trial Justice Court yesterday
for refusing to register a 23-year
old soldier home on furlough.
Mr. Lipps appealed. Pfc. Harold
Bledsoe, on 10-day leave pending
departure for Korea, testified he
was turned down on three separate
occasions either because the rec
ords were locked up or because
Mr Lipps would not register per
sons after hours. Commonwealth’s
Attorney Glenn Williams for the
Southwest Virginia community,
said he is considering removal
proceedings against Mr. Lipps.
Zoners Deny Permit
For Bethesda Clinic
The Montgomery County Board
of Zoning Appeals has denied an
application for a permit to operate
a medical clinic on the former
White Fathers of Africa property
on the Rockville Pike near Be
In a notice sent vesterdav tn
the applicant Warren Browning,
Washington attorney, the board
said it believes the proposal would
interfere with the future develop
ment of the surrounding . resi
At a hearing on the application
May 3, Mr. Browning said he
planned to remodel the church
into a two-story diagnostic clinic
to be operated by a group of Be
thesda physicians. He explained
the physicians have been ordered
by the county to give up their
offices because they are violating
the zoning ordinance.
Strong opposition to the clinic
was voiced by residents of the
nearby Locust Hill estates and
O'Conor Blasts Britain
On Trade With Red China
By the Associated Press
BALTIMORE, May 15.—Mary
land’s Democratic Senator O’Conoi
yesterday ripped Into the admin
istration's foreign policy and too*
Britain over the coals for ship
ping strategic materials to Com
He blamed our foreign policy
leaders for not giving Communisi
forces in Korea a point blank
notice that the United State.
would not compromise with ag
The State Department, he
added, should have made it plain
to “our supposed Allies that they
must co-operate or forego flnan
cial benefits from us.”
O’Conor singled out Secretary
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great mistake in not declaring
vigorous opposition to seating Red
China in the United Nations.
The Senator spoke to 800 Balti
more businessmen at a luncheon
sponsored by the Association of
Commerce in honor of the armed
Training After Deadline
Date Permitted by VA
By the Associated Hress
War veterans who have inter
rupted their Government-financed
studies and returned to military
service may continue training
after discharge, even though the',
get out after the July 25 cut-ofi
date, the Veterans Administra
tion said today.
I VA added in a news release thal
such veterans need not have in
terrupted their training specifi
cally to go back into uniform, lr
order to resume training after th«
deadline. They must, howevei
have been making satisfactory
In all cases, training after tyu
deadline date must be resumed
within a reasonable period aftei
the return to civilian life, and
must be coeipleted by July 25
The Federal Spotlight
Recruiting Teams Tour Country
To Fill Stenographer Demand
By Joseph Young
That fast-vanishing breed in Government—the stenographer—
is becoming the elite of Federal employes.
In a desperate effort to fill the thousands of stenographic vacan
cies here, the defense and emergency control agencies are sending
recruiting teams throughout the country to sign girls up for Federal
Frank Kimball, personnel direc •
tor of the National Production
Authority, is telling a story these
days to point
up the prob
lems the agen
cles are having
in trying to
girls that Wash
It seems a
group of girls
from the Mid
west, who were
signed up fo.
s t e n o g r aphir. j®»e»h voun«.
jobs in NPA after much persua
sion, arrived at Union Station!
here last week and were met by
an NPA limousine. The limousine
took the girls to the NPA person
nel office, where they filled out
some routine papers, and then the
girls were driven to the boarding
house where the agency had
found living quarters for them
The girls then were told thev
would begin work the next dav
at 0 a.m.
Nine o’clock came and went the
next morning without any sign
of them. Finally, the NPA tele
phone rang. It was one of the
“When are you going to senri
over the limousine to take us to
work?’’ she wanted to know.
^ ^ ^ ^
ADVICE — Speaking before a
group of Federal personnel offi
cials the other night, Senator
Monroney, Democrat, of Okla
homa, bluntly told them they
should realize that more em
ployes mean less pay.
Senator Monroney, who is a
member of the Senate Civil Service
Committee and has always been
sympathetic to the problems of
Federal workers, said Government
pay will be substandard so long as
there are so many Federal em
ployes on the payroll.
Only if there is a substantial cut
in Government employment will
there be a chance for greatly im
proving the Federal salary struc
ture, the Oklahoman declared.
Therefore, Federal personnel offi
cials and employes should be
anxious to remove excess workers,
Senator Monroney said.
Senator Monroney said he is op
; posed to “meat-ax” riders by Con
Flying Father Breaks
Light Plane Record,
Hums to Selling Songs
By th« Associated Press
NEW YORK, May 15.—Max
Conrad, the flying father, had a
date with Tin Pan Alley today.
The 47-year-old commercial
pilot flew in from Los Angeles
yesterday in a tiny Piper Pacer
monoplane to set an unofficial
record, or possibly two, for light
Now he wants to set some sort
of an unofficial selling record for
He said he brought four new
songs with him and hoped to ped
dle them all in a day or so. Then
he plans to return to his wife and
nine children in Mirror Lake,
Minn., outside Minneapolis. A
10th youngster is on the way.
Composed While Flvinsr.
One of his songs was composed
on a solo flight to Rome, Italy,
llast year. Mr. Conrad said. He
added that he used a harmonica
to write this love song, probably
'the only one on the market writ
ten on a Trans-Atlantic hop.
Mr. Conrad said he practiced
the tunes on his harmonica when
he was not concerned with bad
weather on his record trans
He landed here at La Guardia
Field yesterday afternoon 23
hours and four minutes after tak
ing off from Los Angeles.
John M. Jones made the trip
in 30 hours and 47 minutes in
1938 to set the official record.
Flight Not Timed Officially.
Mr. Conrad’s flight was not
officially timed by the National
gress to trim Federal personnel,
but he declared the job could be
done through authority handed
to operating personnel officials in
the various agencies.
* * * ■¥
PAY RAISE—Stung by criticism
that the 6.9 per cent pay raise pro
posal for Government employes is
too small, administration officials
declare Federal workers will be
lucky if they receive that much.
Administration spokesmen say
Congress, notwithstanding the
Senate Civil Service Committee, is
not in the mood to grant a pay
raise of any more than 6 or 7 per
cent, and that inssistence on a
higher pay raise will hurt the
chances of getting even a modest
To this, pay raise sponsors say
that getting a Federal salary in
crease from Congress is a matter
of give and take, and that the
higher figure you start out with
the more liberal pay increase you
will get in the long rim.
* * * *
CAPITAL ROUNDUP — Mary
Conway, executive secretary to
Thomas Walters, operations di
rector of the AFL Government
Employes’ Council, has resigned
to join the Wage Stabilization
Board. . . . Commissioner of Food
and Drugs Paul B. Dunbar has
retired after 44 years of Govern
ment service. Federal Security
Administrator Oscar R. Ewing
highly praised Dr. Dunbar’s record
and called him ‘‘the indomitable
champion of the American con
sumer.” Deputy Commissioner
Charles W. Crawford will succeed
Dr. Dunbar. . . . Fort Meade, Md.,
has job opening: for dental as
sistants and trainees, machinists,
small arms repairers, electricians,
carpenters and painters. ... A
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--Wiiivivuvt Uil X cu*
eral property and administrative
services will be held at 7:30 o’clock
tonight in the General Services
Administration auditorium. Max
Medley, GSA controller, will speak
on "The Role of GSA in Federal
Property Accounting.” . . . Samuel
I. Snyder of the Army Depart
ment’s personnel actions branch
has retired after 40 years of Gov
(Be sure to read the Federal
Spotlight column six days a
week in The Star and hear the
Spotlight radio broadcast at
6:15 p.m. every Saturday over
Aeronautics Association, which
keeps the records.
There also was the possibility
that Mr. Conrad unofficially broke
the non-stop distance record for
light planes but there were argu
ments that he did this by carry
ing a load of gasoline over the
Johnny Mann sqt the 2,155
mile distance record last January’
between California and Florida
Glover Park Postpones
Action on Teaching Issues
Approval by the Glover Park
Citizens’ Association of a list of
recommendations dealing with
teaching standards in the District
was postponed last night when one
member declared that he did not
believe in approving a matter in
After hearing the report, pre
pared by a Connecticut Avenue
Citizens’ Association committee,
Moses Wright questioned the wis
dom of approving in principle a
program m which there were con
Another report, prepared by the
Education Committee of the Fed
eration of Citizens’ Associations
and designed to improve the qual
ity of teachers’ colleges in the Dis
trict, was presented by Thomas
B. Scott, outgoing president, and
approved by the association.
New officers elected last night
were John W. Thomas, president;
Carl H. Hamrick and Nicholas
P. Stathis, vice presidents, and R.
D. Kinney, sergeant at arms. Mrs.
Elizabeth A. Reavis was re-elect
ed treasurer. Delegates chosen
were Ernest F. Schroeder and Mr.
Scott, Northwest Council, and
Charles Day and Mr. Scott, Fed
eration of Citizens’ Associations.
The meeting was held in the
Stoddert School, Thirty-ninth and
Calvert streets N.W.
Murray's Son Cleared
On Morals Charges
In Four-Hour Trial
Charles A. Murray, son and ad
ministrative assistant of Senator
James Murray, Democrat, of Mon
tana, was acquitted of a morals
charge last night, after a four
hour Municipal Court trial.
The 37-year-old Senate aide,
who lives at 9713 Connecticut ave
nue., Kensington, Md., was charged
with soliciting a Vice Squad un
dercover man for “lewd and im
moral purposes.’’ Police charged
a solicitation took place outside
the Senate Office Building.
Judge Thomas C. Scalley an
nounced the not-guilty verdict,
after hearing Mr. Murray deny
the accusation and after testi
mony from a parade of prominent
character witnesses, some coming
from Montana solely for the trial.
The case was heard without a
Policeman Takes Stand.
The principal prosecution wit
ness, Vice Squad Pvt. Charles P.
Klopfer, told the court he was
(standing at Jackson place and H
street N.W., near Lafayette Park,
at about 1:30 a.m., April 27, when
he was approached by Mr. Murray.
After asking for a cigarette, he
testified, the defendant invited him
for a ride, and the two drove in
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Senate Office Building.
After stepping from the car. Pvt.
Klopfer testified, the defendant in
vited the officer to accompany him
to his office for the purpose of
committing an indecent act.
Attended Drinking Party.
Mr. Murray told tlie court he
had attended a private party at
;the Congressional Hotel that
i night, during which he had a
number of drinks. Leaving at
about midnight, he said, he drove
to the Lafayette Hotel, where he
bought a newspaper and went to
the bar for two more, drinks. After
walking to the Hotel Statler and
finding the men’s bar there closed,
I he said, he decided to walk around
a while “to clear my head’’ before
! driving home.
This walk, he testified, took him
■to Jackson place, where he asked
jthe undercover man for a match.
After a "general conversation,” he
itestified, he said he had some
liquor at his office. He said he
asked Pvt. Klopfer if he wanted
to go along and the officer said
Mr. Murray denied he made any
solicitation or any mention of sex
to the officer.
Gave Fictitious Name.
Mr. Murrav admitted he eave a
fictitious name when he was
booked at headquarters and de
nied he was searched by police.
He said he went home and was
ill for a couple of days, failing to
make a court appearance. He had
been released under $500 tjpnd. An
attachment for his arrest resulted,
and Mr. Murray later surrendered
Visibly nervous on the witness
stand, the defendant glanced
frequently at his wife, who he
said is expecting a baby soon.
The Murrays have three other
The Right Rev. John O'Grady,
secretary of the National Con
ference of Catholic Charities and
a Catholic University professor,
was the first of a parade of wit
nesses who vouched for the de
Among the others were Dr.
James J. McHale, Washington
surgeon; Carl MacFarland, presi
dent of Montana State Univer
stiy; J. P. Meglen, a Montana as
sistant district attorney: James
H. Rowe, jr., attorney who listed
previous Government posts the job
of assistant of President Roose
velt in 1939, and Eugene J. Butler,
assistant legal chief of the Na
tional Catholic Welfare Confer
380th AA Guard Unit
Enters Federal Service
District National Guardsmen of
the 380th Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Gun Battalion were mustered into
Federal service at the Armory to
An advance detachment of the
battalion will leave Thursday for
Camp Edwards, Mass., where the
unit will undergo intensive train
ing. The remainder of the 350
officers and men of the battalion
will leave Tuesday.
Another District Guard unit, the
260th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, has
| been training at Camp Edwards
for about nine months.
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