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Hearing Set Jan. 15
For Silver Spring Man
Held in Hit-Run Death
Andrew Frederick Meiklejohn,
SO. of 8002 Blair Mill drive, Silver
Spring, will appear for a Rearing
in Municipal Court Janiltry 15
on charges in the hit-and-run
death of Mrs. Anna Klein, 64, at
Fifth and Longfellow streets N.W.
Charged with manslaughter and
leaving after colliding. Meikle
john told police he had been
drinking and did not remember
striking the widowed mother of
five children.
He was released under $1,000
Mrs. Klein was hurled more
than 30 feet when she was struck
within sight of her home at 505
Longfellow street as she returned
from a shopping tour carrying a
new broom and an armful of
Meiklejohn, a milk company
route agent, told police he usually
drove north on Fifth street on the
way home. According to Capt.
William J. Liverman, chief of
the Accident Investigation Unit,
Meiklejohn said he ‘‘had a few
drinks" with friends when he got
through work and could not re
member driving home.
He was brought to headquar
ters by his nephew, Metropolitan
Police Corpl. Allison Meiklejohn
of the fourth precinct, and a for
mer investigator for the accident
Investigation unit.
An insurance agent first called
police attention to Meiklejohn’s
car, parked in front of his apart
ment house. He said he had
noticed the dented front fender
and told police it was smeared
with a "gooey” substance.
The car’s headlight was twisted.
he said. The car answered the
description of the hit-and-run car
he had read about in the morning i
Meanwhile, Meikeljohn’s wife
had seen the damaged car. police
said, and called Corpl. Meiklejohn
to inspect it. Corpl. Meik2:john
communicated with police head
quarters. and was told to bring
his uncle in. The officer picked
up his uncle at work.
Mrs. Klein was the year's 67th
traffic victim. She is survived by
three daughters. Miss Lucy Klein,
with whom she lived; Mrs. Sam
uel Yeager of 3301 Military road
N.W., and Miss Shirley Klein of
San Francisco, and two sons,
Abraham Klein of 800 Philadel
phia avenue. Silver Spring, Md..
and David Klein of 1418 Irving
street N.W.
Dutch Cows Productive
AMSTERDAM.—The black and
white Holstein-Frisian cows of
Holland have been known to yield
from 67,000 to 80,000 pounds of
milk in a single year.
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WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME—Columnist Doris Fleeson, admiring the new hat she wore to
President Truman’s news conference yesterday, wonders what the Chief Executive had in
mind when he asked why she was looking at him in a way he thought odd. The columnist said
she thought she looked pretty good, considering the hat. —AP Photo.
3 Allied Planes Lost
To Flak While U. 5.
Jets Destroy 1 MIG
ly the Attociotyd Frcsi
SEOUL. Korea, Dec. 14.—Red
anti-aircraft guns shot down
three Allied planes today, while
MIG-killing American Sabre jets
destroyed one Communist jet and
damaged three.
The United States 5th Air Force
said all the Sabres returned safely
from their two jet fights over
Northwest Korea.
So did two reconnaissance F-80
Shooting Stars that were jumped
by six Red MIG-15s near the North
Korean capital, Pyongyang. The
F-80s outmaneuvered and outflew
the Red pilots in the much faster
Downed in Red Territory.
In unrelated actions Red flak
Drought down a Shooting Star, an
F-84 Thunder jet and an F-51
Mustang. All three fell in Com
munist territory.
Fifth Air Force planes flew 663
sorties up to 6 p.m., chopping up
Communist transport lines.
Today’s two jet battles came
less than 24 hours after the Amer
ican Sabre pilots scored their
greatest all-jet victory—13 Red
jets downed, two probably de
stoyed and one damaged.
In a 25 minute battle this
morning between 48 Sabres and
more than 100 MIGs, one Red
jet was shot down and two
damaged. Another Red was
damaged in an afternoon scrap.
Ground Action Slow.
The morning flash of action
emphasized the current leading
role of the air in the Korean war.
Warships and carrier planes
hammered at the edges of North
Korea. But the ground troops
stuck closely to their defense
For the third day the United
States 8th Army sent out a
raiding party to hit Communist
bositions, but this did noi'change
the basic defense charactistic of
the fronts.
A morning raid hit northwest
Df Korangpo near the 38th paral
lel on the western front. A Red;
Dlatoon was routed. The raiders,
retired to their own lines as they;
lid on the two preceding days.'
Several other small clashes
were reported along the center
find east in action described in
fin 8th Army communique as
'light to moderate.”
Dr. Weizmann Improved
TEL AVIV, Israel. Dec. 14 (/P).—
attending physicians reported to
iay President'Chaim Weizmann’s
condition' has improved to the
joint where no more bulletins
would be issued on his health. Dr.
Weizmann, 77, has been ill for
weeks with a pulmonary infection
complicated by a heart condition.
Miss Fleeson Sits and Looks
And Mr. Truman Asks Her Why
President Truman is studying
facial expressions now as part of
his news conference routine.
Seemingly under the impression
that Columnist Doris Fleeson was
registering something that wasn't
nice yesterday as he told of ef
forts to clean house in his admin
istration, the President looked
down at the writer who was seated
in front of him and wanted to
know why she was looking at him
like that. The President added
that maybe she had one of those
sob stories of her’s in mind, and
he didn't think any sob stories
were needed.
Miss Fleeson just blinked.
Later she commented:
“I wasn’t aware that I was look
inn at the President in any special
way. I was just trying to con
centrate on my*job, sorting out in
my mind what he said.
“Some of it seemed contradic
tory to me, of course, as it did to
other reporters.
“But as for how I was looking—
I thought I looked pretty good. I
had a new Sally Victor hat on.”
In her Wednesday column, Miss
Fleeson had written about the
mushrooming tax scandals and
observed that Mr. Truman was in
a position to appreciate the phi
losophers Hobbes’ description of
Hell as "the truth seen too late.”
She had also described the Pres
ident as despondent.
Park Group Indorses
Bill to Reorganize to
Area-Wide Agency
The National Capital Park and
Planning Commission today ap
proved a proposed bill reorganiz
ing the commission into an area
wide agency which would include!
similar Maryland and Virginia
The bill has already been ap
proved by the Northern Virginia J
the Maryland-National Capital
and the Upper Montgomery Coun
ty groups.
John A. Remon, chairman of
the National Capital Park and
Planning Commission, said.
“Within the past 36 hours
planning commissions having
jurisdiction over every square
inch of the National Capital re-j
gion have Indorsed the November
draft of the proposed bill to re-j
organize this commission and to
establish a Regional Planning
"This fact is a source of im
mense gratification to the mem
bers of this commission and to all
the people throughout the area
who have worked on the bill. The
National Capital Park and Plan
ning Commission takes this oppor
tunity to extend its thanks to the
Northern Virginia Regional Plan
ning Commission, the Maryland
National Capital Park and Plan
ning Commission and the Upper
Montgomery County Planning j
Commission for their expressions
of support.
“I should also like to express our |
gratitude to the two civic organ-!
izations that indorsed the bill this!
week. They are the Committee of
100 on the Federal City, which isj
a committee of the American
Planning and Civic Association,
and the Montgomery County Civic
The Weather Here and Over the Nation
District of Columbia—About
two inches of snow today. Snow,
changing to rain by rising tem
perature tonight. High and low
today and tonight 34 degrese. To
morrow, cloudy and colder.
Maryland — Cloudy, rain or
snow, changing to rain by rising
temperature tonight. Tomorrow,
cloudy, windy and colder; rain
likely on coast and rain changing
to snow flurries in interior.
Virginia—Rain or snow, chang
ing to rain by rising temperature
tonight. Tomorrow, cloudy, windy,
colder; snow flurries likely in
Wind—Southeast, 20 miles per
hour at 11:30 a.m.
Five-Day Forecast for Washington
and Vicinity—December 15-19.
Temperature will average six or
Snow flurries are predicted tonight for the Ohio and Central
Mississippi Valleys and the Rocky Mountain States. Rain is
expected in the lower Mississippi Valley, East Texas, Southeast
States and the Tennessee Valley. It will continue cold in the
Great Lakes region, New England, and becoming colder over the
North and Central Rockies. It will be mnch colder over the
Soirthern Plains. Some warming is expected in the Southeast
v —AP Wirephoto.
eight degrees below normal.
Washington area normals are 43
degrees high and 28 degrees low.
Will be cold throughout the pe
riod. Chance of some rain or.
snow Tuesday or Wednesday,
probably y4 inch or less.
River Report.
(From U. 8. Engineer*.)
Potomtc River clear at Harper* Ferry
and at Oreat Falls; Shenandoah clear at
Harpers Ferry.
(Readings at Washington Airport.)
Yesterday— Pet. Today— Pet.
Noon -40 Midnight_47
4 p.m.-22 8 a m._60
8 p.m. - 38 30 a m..66
Record Temperatures This Tear.
Highest, 06 on June 2.
Lowest, 11 on February 8.
High and Lew of Last 24 Hours.
High. 34, at 2:05 p.m.
Low, 26, at 6:56 a m.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by D. S. Coast and Geodetic
Today. Tomorrow.
High- 8:37 a.m. 0:13 a.m.
JS?»- 312 a m. 3:54 a m.
,High- 8:54 p.m. 0:28 p.m
Low - —_ 3:14 p.m. 3:o3p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Sun, today _ 722(1** 4*46
Sun. tomorrow_ 7:20 4 47
Moon, today_ 5:80 p.m. 8-39 a m
must be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
„ ... Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in Inches In the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1951.. Avg. Record.
January -5.18 8.55 7.83 ’.'17
February - 2.65 3.87 6.84 ’84
March - 2.92 3.75 8.84 ’0!
April- 3.40 3.27 9.13 ’80
May - 2.74 3.70 10.60 ’80
Junu - 6.34 4.13 10.04 ’00
July - 6.25 4.71 3 0.63 ’86
August - 1.75 4.01 14.41 ’28
September - 2.87 3.24 17.45 ’34
“-October -1.67 2.84 8.81 ’37
November - 3.76 2 37 8:60 ’80
December - .87 3.32 7 56 ’01
Temperature* In Various Cities.
H. L. H L
Albuquerque 47 32 New York 32 22
Atlanta _ 64 44 Norfolk 43 31
Bismarck- 5 -5 Oklahoma C- 64 36
Boston_ 30 10 Omaha 21 13
Chicago _ 22 18 Philadelphia 32 18
Cincinnati __ 28 23 Phoenix _• 61 38
Detroit - 22 14 Pittsburgh 22 14
B P“° 69 45 Portland, Me. 24 11
Indianapolis. 24 20 Portland. Or. 45 27
Kansas City. 32 22 Richmond 42 21
Los Angeles.- 63 46 Salt Lake C. 27 7
Ixiulsvllle- 35 29 San Antonio 71 63
Memphis- 60 43 San Diego . 65 47
Miami A 72 60 San Francisco 68 47i
Mllwaulp* . 17 II Seattle ._ 43 291
New Orj.Jbs. 71 64 Tampa _ 71 53
Highways Hazardous
In Wake of Big Storm
Harrying Midwest
By th« Associated Press
A huge storm brought high
winds and heavy snow to much of
the Midwest today, making high
ways hazardous and forcing some
schools to close.
Sleet and freezing rain in some
areas added to the transportation
hazards. The storm, centered
early today in Northeastern Okla
homa, was whistling east ward and
northward at a 40-mile-an-hour
clip. High winds caused drifting.
Omaha, Nebr., had 10 inches of
mow this morning, and the fall
was expected to continue through
out the day. All Omaha schools
were closed, and travel in and
near the city was at a virtual
standstill except for main
St. Louis Tied Up.
Transportation was disrupted in
St. Louis by a mixture of sleet
and freezing rain that knocked
six of the city's seven streetcar
lines out of service. Ice coated
trees and utility lines, causing
some damage.
The snow belt extended from
Ohio across Southern Michigan,
the northern two-thirds of Indi
ana, most of Illinios, Southern
Wisconsin. Southern Minnesota,
Iowa, Northern Missouri, all of
Kansas and Nebraska, Eastern
South Dakota, parts of North Da
kota and Eastern Colorado.
A narrow band of freezing rain
stretched from Kansas City east
ward to St. Louis and on east to
Eight Inches of Snow.
Rain fell from Eastern Ken
tucky and Tennessee and North
ern Georgia west along the south
ern tips of Indiana and Illinois,
Southern Missouri and Northern
Eight inches of snow was fore
cast for the Chicago area by
Northern and Central Indiana
had two inches of snow this morn
ing, with freezing rain predicted
for most of the State this after
noon. followed by more snow’ to
night. All roads were reported
extremely hazardous.
Iowa reported snow' throughout
the State, "with three to ten inches
on the ground. Southern Iowa
was hardest hit. Trains and buses
were running late, but highways
were open.
Borrowing Money
Is Bad Business,
Phone Firm Says
By th« Associated Prtit
BALTIMORE, Dec. 14. — The
Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone
Co. yesterday told the Public Serv
ice Commission it didn't like to
borrow money and go into debt.
"Our policy has been not to go
into debt until we had to do so . . .
I do not think it is good for either
a business or an individual to go
into debt unless necessary,” testi
fied W. Griffin Morrel, vice presi
dent and general manager of the
Mr. Morrel made his statement
in rebuttal to a suggestion that
phone user? would benefit if the
company borrowed more money.
The argument was that if the
company borrowed money, its in
terest payments would be deducti
ble from its tax bill, giving the
company more income and remov
ing the necessity to charge higher
phone rates.
The telephone company is ask
ing the Public Service Commission
f# permission to charge higher
2 Federal Mediators
Begin Conferences in
Steel Pay Dispute
ly th« Associated Press
PITTSBURH. Dec. 14.—1Two
Government mediators trying to
stave off a Nation-wide steel strike
New Year’s Day, conferred today
with a top representative of
United States Steel Corp., the bell
wether of the industry.
Vice President John A. Stephens,
who is heading Big Steel’s Negoti
ating Committee in crucial wage
contract talks, met with the medi
ators about 45 minutes before go
ing into another session with
Philip Murray, head of the mil
lion-member CIO-United Steel
Mr. Stephens had little to say,
merely commenting:
“I simply talked to the negotia
tors and answered their questions.”
Silent on Questions.
Mr. Stephens refused to say
what .questions had been asked
him by Clyde Mills and Walter
A. Maggiolo.
The mediators were not immedi
ately available for comment, but
a source close to them indicated
they planned a private meeting
later in the day with Mr. Murray
and other top CIO negotiators.
Mr. Mills, assistant chief of the
United States Mediation Service,
and Mr. Maggiolo. acting general
counsel, arrived by plane too late
to attend yesterday’s session of
company,-union talks.
Wasn’t Going to Wait.
Mr. Mills immediately sought to
spike talk of a breakdown in the
negotiations by saying:
“Nothing specific prompted the
Government to take a hand in
the steel wage talks. We weren’t
going to wait until the last min
The New York Herald Tribune
said today the steel workers plan
to authorize Mr. Murray to call
a strike against the steel industry.
It stated:
"The authority is slated to be
granted, on Mr. Murray’s recom
mendation, in Pittsburgh on Mon
day at a meeting of the . . .
Union’s Wage Policy Committee,
which Mr. Murray has summoned
because of lack of progress in ne
The newspaper said the union
"is not expected to strike on the
heels of the authorization.” add
ing “the move is to get the case
into the hands of the Govern
Speculation Starts.
Mr. Murray was not immedi
ately accessible for comment on
the report.
Mr. Murray set off a round of
speculation when he stepped from
a session Wednesday and an
nounced union negotiators will
meet with the union's Executive
Board and Wage Policy Commit
tee Monday.
The Wage Policy Committee
usually is called only to ratify a
strike or make a wage settlement.
Mr. Murray said before the con
tracts talks started November 27
that he would present the industry
with 22 demands, including a sub
stantial wage boost, a union shop,
guaranteed annual wage and im
proved incentive and premium
Contract Ends December 31.
The present contract expires at
midnight December 31. After
that steelworkers would be free
to strike if a new contract has not
been signed.
Sources close to the steel in
dustry say Big Ste^l is not in a
position to make a wage offer to
the union until it has some idea
of what the Office of Price Sta
bilization will give in the way of
steel price increase.
Mr. Murray also is dependent
on the stabilization board, for un
der present conditions his steel
workers are entitled to no more
than a 5 per cent hourly pay in
crease. Mr. Murray has said he
would not be satisfied with that.
Mobilization Chief Charles E.
Wilson gave some idea ot Govern
ment views on the possible in
crease in steel prices and steel
workers’ pay yesterday when he
told the National Press Club in
"I have read in the ‘dope sheets'
supposed to contain the ‘inside
stuff on Washington that we are
going to scrap our wage control
Policeman andRobbei
Both Are Shot Dead in
Burglary at Detroit
By the Associated Prott
DETROIT, Dec. 14.—A police
man and a burglar shot each
other to death early today as the
officer broke in on an attempted
jewelry store robbery.
Slain were Patrolman Stanley
Jerlecki, 28. father of two chil
dren, and a man identified as
William Brown, 45.
Police said Brown had been
freed from prison in a “quick
justice” case after serving 15
years of a life term in the gang
slaying of another policeman. He
was free on $10,000 bond from
a dairy holdup last month.
Found Fatally Wounded.
Another policeman found the
two fatally wounded men lying 15
feet apart, their pistols at their
| fingertips.
Mr. Jerlecki had been shot
through the jaws, Brown through
the chest near the heart.
Patrolman Harold Ross said he
and Mr. Jerlecki were driving in
their police car at 3:55 a.m. and
saw two men apparently trying to
break into a jewelry store in
Northwest Detroit.
“We drove to an alley behind
the store,” Mr. Ross said. “I rar
to the back of the store and Jer
lecki drove around to the front
Pursues Suspect.
"When I came around to*" th(
(front, Jerlecki had "a gun on on<
I of the men. The other started tc
;run. 1 thought jerlecki had hii
man under control so I startec
: after the other one."
Mr. Ross said he lost his mar
after a block and a half chast
and turned back to radio for help
It was then he heard the shots
He said, “they all came together
there could have been three or
It was believed Brown drew a
gun on Mr. Jerlecki before the
policeman had a chance to search
Both men were dead on arrival
at Redford Reoeiving Hospital.
High police officials called extra
policemen out to hunt down the
Two policemen answering a ra
dio message from the scene were
injured slightly when their car
overturned on the way.
W&M Board Scored
On Athletic Scandal
By th« Associated Press
RICHMOND, Dec. 14.—A group
ofVWilliam and Mary College
alumni in California has criti
cized the college's board of visi
tors for its handling of a change
in administration after an ath
letic scandal broke in August.
“We . . . feel that an institu
tion with as high a reputation as
William and Mary should not be
governed by a group of individ
uals who by their irresponsible
actions have brought about both
internal strife and discredit to
such a noble school,” the group
said in a statement.
Copies of the statement were
received in Richmond yesterday
from Robert John Howard, secre
tary of the San Francisco Bay
Area Alumni Association, College
of William and Mary.
Mr. Howard said the statement
was prepared by a special com
mittee and submitted to the group
for a vote on October 26. He
said it comprised “a statement
of the opinion” of the group. He
did not state what the group’s
membership totals.
Gov. Battle’s office said the
Governor had received a copy
of tbs statement, but had not
had time to acknowledge it.
Oscar L. Shewmake. rector ol
the college board, said he had
not received a copy and declined
to comment.
policies In order to avert strikes
in key industries.
"I can say that we must and
will maintain wage control to
prevent wage-price inflation which
would be just as damaging to
labor as to every other group in
the economy.’
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-News in Brief
Area Planners Discuss
Montgomery Road Routes
Members of the planning com
missions in Washington and
nearby Maryland were meeting
today to discuss proposed new
highway routes intended to speed
traffic in the suburban area of
Montgomery County.
The Maryland-National Capital
Park and Planning Commission
voted yesterday against a proposal
to by-pass the Silver Spring busi
ness district by extending Anson
and Spring streets to East-West
Instead, the commission reaf
firmed its stand favoring exten
sion of East-West highway across
the northern tip of the District.
Tentative approval also was given
I to two proposed cross-country
! routes limited to passenger vehicle
|use. The plans resulted in to
day’s session with the commission
in the District.
* * * *
Burroughs Seeks House Seat
George T. Burroughs, Prince
Georges County Republican, will
jfile for the Maryland House seat
now held by Representative
Sasscer, Democrat.
The 46-year-old Upper Marl
boro attorney added his name to
a growing list of candidates for
the post following Mr. Sasscer’s
announcement two weeks ago that
he would seek the seat of Senator
O’Conor, Democrat, next year.
Mr. Burroughs said he will remain
in the race "no matter how big
the field.” State Senator John R.
Fletcher, Republican, of Prince
Georges, is toying with the idea'
of running, too. - -
* * * *
Women Become Lobbyists
The Virginia League of Women.
Voters will push its pet projects
at the 1952 General Assembly as
a registered lobbying organization.
Mrs. Herschel Burroughs. State
president, said officers of the
league meeting at Fredericksburg
yesterday decided to register as
lobbyists to avoid criticism for
trying to influence the legislators.
The league will seek poll tax re.-,
peal, higher mental hospital ap
propriations and fair redistricting
| of congressional and State legisla
tive districts.—A. P.
* * * * (
School Course Hit
Arlington's public school “core”
program is experimental with the
students acting as guinea pigs, a
group of citizens was told last
James R. Miles, sr., president of
the Arlington Forum on Public
Schools, took exception to the
course which combines the studies
of English and other subjects,
such as geography and physics,
and is required of all 9th graders.
After a detailed indictment of
the "core” course, he urged his
listeners to be on the lookout “for
further symptoms of the sociali
zation of our schools.” \
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