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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. FRIDAY. APRIL 4, 19fiJ Truman Says His Aims Will Slay Unchanged After Leaving Office By Joseph A. Fox President Truman’s aims will remain unchanged when he leaves, the presidency: He will still work! to promote the peace of the world and the welfare of the American people. To a crowded news conference late yesterday the President said these twin objectives still consti tuted the goal he sought. He will not try to follow in the footsteps of John Quincy Adams and Andrew Johnson and return to Congress. Rather, he’s going back home to Independence—and he feels he has a lot of work to do. This in cludes writing and lecturing. Not Tapping Any One. And in passing, the President is not tapping any one for the office he so dramatically renounced last Saturday night. The President’s conference yes terday was the first he had had since announcing at the Jefferson- Jackson dinner that he would not be a candidate for re-election, and more than 260 reporters—a record number—crowded into the high-ceilinged room in the old State Department building where the President holds these weekly sessions. When the questioning got around to politics, Mr. Truman was asked about a published re port that Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, his Army aide, was sounding out Democratic leaders in Missouri about the chances of his trying to regain his old Sen ate seat. Calls Paper Wrong. The President said the St. Louis Poet Dispatch story was wrong; that Gen. VaughaD had not done that. Asked then directly if he would run for the Senate, the President laughingly paraphrased his Sat urday night announcement to say that he would not be a candidate for the Senate from Missouri and he added in response to another question that the same thing applied to the House. A reporter drew a howl when he wanted to know how the Pres ident stood on the Humphrey bill for the “disposition of ex-Presi dents.” How are you going to dispose of them—dump them in the river? the President laughed. Voices Approval of -Sill. Then, seriously, he said that if that was the bill to give former Presidents the privilege of the floor to debate without vote, that he favored it and always had. He also favors it for former Vice Presidents, he added. The Humphrey bill would make former Presidents Senators-at large, with all the perquisites of Senators and the right to debate, but without a vote. When the President ruled out a Senate or House race, he was asked what he intended to do when he steps out in January, and he said in some surprise, that he was going back to Independ ence, saying that is home. Then he told of his plans. The President let it be known that he is not backing—yet—for mer RFC Administrator W. Stuart Symington, who is running for the Senate in Missouri. Denies Any Green Light. To a questioner, the President said that he hadn’t given any one a green light in the Missouri pri mary race, but he promised that he would tell them for whom he votes in the primary. The seat now is held by Senator Kem, Republican. An effort to draw President Truman out on the prospective presidential candilacy of Gov. Adali Stevenson of Illinois got nowhere. Declining to comment, the Presi dent reminded newsman that he had already said that the Chicago convention which will nominate the candidate, is to be open. On an earlier occasion, the President said that Gov. Steven son had had the best possible training for the presidency as chief executive of the big State. Democrats generally have ex pressed approval of the President’s attitude on an open convention. The Weather Here and Over the Nation District of Columbia and vicin-| ity—Mostly cloudy with highest in upper 60s this afternoon followed by occasional rain and possibly a thunderstorm tonight; low tonight near 48. Tomorrow, occasional rain in the morning probably clearing In afternoon, becoming cooler by night. Maryland—Rain beginning west portion this afternoon or evening; occasional rain and probably scat tered thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow morning; mostly cloudy it I US. WtATHf* rn/MAU MAP S' LowTwnywmurM ani Art*. Y I* \ 3.JV .. V \ A S|HMtk#W M \V\ |LT | >»W|i t*r Aw \L fcnwDnnWMHw 7 ° IJOA.M. CT April 4, ml HigtwWt—latiJn, Cloudy weather with scattered showers and thunderstorms is forecast for the eastern half of the Nation tonight, excluding New England. Fair weather will predominate in the western half of the country. It will turn colder in the Central Plains and Central Valley sections wtih warmer weather due in the Northwest States. Elsewhere the temperatures will be seasonal. —AP Wire photo. Us***' ~ r “ % < / WRECKED PLANE COMES TO REST—Vermillion, Kans.—The wreckage of a burned B-29 Air Force plane lies in a pasture on the farm of Lloyd Robbins south of here. Two members of the plane crew, a colonel and a corporal, were killed but 10 others parachuted to safety. The big plane plowed into a herd of cattle, killing 11 animals owned by Mr. Robbins. The B-29 was based at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka. _AP Wirephoto. House Unit to Study Bill to Extend D. C. Rent Control for Year Proposed extension of District rent control for another year, to June 30, 1953, soon will be up for study by a House District sub committee. Recommended by the District Commissioners and Rent Adminis trator Robert F. Gogswell, a bill for such extension of curbs here was introduced in the House to day. A draft of* the measure was submitted to the House District Committee by Corporation Coun el Vernon E. West, on behalf of the city heads. He sent the draft to William N. McLeod, jr.. District Committee clerk, in response to a request by Mr. McLeod for the Commission ers’ view on the problem. The bill was introduced by Representative Harris, Democrat, of Arkansas and referred to the House District Committee. The District Judiciary subcommittee, of which Mr. Harris is chairman, is expected to hold hearings on it. Mr. Cogswell in an interview, expressed the opinion, based on his experience here, that rent curbs should be continued as long as there are price and wage controls. Unless something “very unex pected” takes place during the next year to upset the economic situation, Mr. Cogswell said, rent ’ curbs should be necessary for only one more year. Generally, Mr. Cogswell said he favors extension of the present law, although he might propose T m * nor changes to improve Under the act, controls are ef fective on all housing except rooming houses and hotels in which 60 per eent of the capacity is used for transients. Controls generally are based on the rent levels of January 1, 1951. and rents fixed by projects financed by the Federal Housing Authority. Congress also has before it a recommendation from President Truman to extend rent control nationally for two years. This proposal has been considered during lengthy public hearings by the Senate Banking and Currency Committee, in connection with the bill to continue other controls for defense production. The com mittee now plans to consider the whole national problem in execu tive session soon. Banking Committee Chairman Maybank has a bill pending to extend rent control for only one year. tomorrow afternoon; low tonight in middle or upper 40s, colder to morrow night. Virginia—Rain beginning west portion this afternoon or evening; occasional rain and scattered thunderstorms tonight and prob ably tomorrow morning with clearing tomorrow afternoon; low tonight, 46-52. Cooler tomorrow night. Wind (at National Airport); South, 20 miles an hour, at 11:22 am. East V/ing Painted To Match Rest Os White House For the first time since it was built, the White House east wing; now matches the White House. The 10-year-old wing has just' got its first coat of white paint. Officials explained today that the World War 11, addition looked too shabby beside the gleaming rebuilt Presidential mansion. Workman started painting last week and today were putting on the final touches. The building is Indiana lime stone. The west wing, housing the President’s office, long has been painted. 2 Baltimore Citizens Ask Court to Block Fluoridation of Water Special Dispatch to The Star BALTIMORE, April 4.—Two citizens have asked Superior Court to block fluoridation of Baltimore’s water supplies. They charge that adding fluo rides to the water would violate their personal and religious rights. Filing the complaint were Harry C. Hoffman, a Christian Scientist lay leader, and lan Ross MacFar lane, a radio news commentator. They asked the court to issue a writ of mandamus ordering city officials to carry out their duties of protecting citizens’ personal and religious rights. Judge Joseph L. Carter gave the defendants until April 21 to reply to the complaint. Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Mac- Farlane said in their formal com plaint that the City of Baltimore “intends to introduce in the near future into the water supply of Baltimore a toxic substance known generally as fluorine.” “Such action is prejudicial to the health, religious rights and other rights guaranteed to the plaintiffs under the Constitution of the State of Maryland,” the complaint continued. Attorneys H. Clifton Owens and Louis E. Bowen are handling the case. Mr. Owens said Mr. Hoff man feels that fluoridation of water to help prevent tooth decay among children violates the Christian Scientist belief against medication. “Adding cnlorine to water is acceptable,” Mr. Owens said, “be cause that does something to the water and the impurities in it. Fluorine, however, is added be cause of its effect on the human body —and despite the fact we don’t know all the effects it might have.” Five-Day Forecast for Washington and Vicinity—April 5-9. Temperatures will average near normal for the period. Washing ton area normal temperatures are 62 (high) and 42 (low). Colder tomorrow night and Sunday, warmer Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain tomorrow and again about Wednesday totaling one-half to 1 inch. Humidity. (Readings at Washington National Airport.) Yesterday— Pet. Today— Pet. Noon __ 29 8 a.m. 69 4 P.m. 21 10 a.m. 49 8 p.m. 42 1 D.m. *>« Midnight ... 63 _. ®ecord Temperature* This Year. Highest. 83, on March 21. Lowest, 15. on January 30 HiA Ml Law at Last 24 Hoar*. High, 62. at 4:35 p.m. Low, 43, at 5:60 a.m. Tide Tablet. (Furnished by U. 8. Coast and Geodetic Survey.) . Today. Tomorrow. r H ‘* h 3: 9 a.m. 4:18 a.m. High 3:38 p.m. 4:37 p.m. Low ... 10:44 p.m. 11:36 p.m Til Sub aad Maan. c „ . . Rises. Set*. fun today 6:48 6:34 Sun. tomorrow 8:46 6:36 Moon, today 1:05 p.m 3:03 a.m. Automobile lights must be turned an one-hail hour alter sunset. .. FVeelWtaUan. Monthly precipitation in inches in the Capital (current month to date): Month. 1952. Avg. Record. January 4.48 3.55 7.83 ’37 February 1.77 3.37 6.84 ’B4 March 3.76 3.75 8.84 ’9l April 0.23 3.27 9.13 ’B9 May 3.70 10.69 ’B9 Junt 4.13 10.94 ’OO July ___ 4.71 10.63 *B6 August 4.01 14.41 -28 Sertember 3.24 17.45 ’34 October 3.84 8.81 ’37 November 2.37 8.69 ’B9 December __ 3.32 7.56 'Ol Temparatarea in Various CiUes. H. L. H. L. Albuquerque. 07 41 Milwaukee 42 30 Atlanta > 70 62 New Orleans 75 59 Baltimore— 60 40 New York 66 46 Bismarck 42 25 Norfolk 71 47 Boston 57 42 Omaha ._ 48 39 Chicago ... 54 88 Philadelphia 56 43 Cincinnati... 61 47 Phoenix 87 48 Denver 57 25 Pittsburgh 66 37 H Paso .. 80 48 Portland Me. 43 29 Indianapolis 59 45 Richmond. 64 41 Kansas City. 48 38 St. Louis . 57 45 Los Angeles.. 64 57 Salt Lake C._ 56 35 iMlS^&e—_ 65 48 SeatUe 53 40 Memphis 68 52 Tampa 82 64 Miami 86 73 Park Planning Group Approves Extension Os 16th Street i Extension of Sixteenth street to relieve congestion in the Silver Spring business district was ap proved yesterday by the Maryland National Capital Park and Plan ning Commission. Plans also were announced for the planning commission’s cele bration of its 25th anniversary on May 1. A booklet outlining the commission’s achievements dur ing the last quarter of a century is being prepared by the agency’s staff and will be off the press in time for the celebration. Under the commission’s plan, the Sixteenth street thoroughfare will be extended north and west of the East-West highway to tie in with an approved extension of Western avenue. Would Ease Traffic Load. From the intersection of the two, the route will proceed up Co lumbia boulevard through Wood side and Montgomery Hills to connect with the projected North ern parkway aiong Sligo creek. The extension would relieve the traffic load at the busy Georgia avenue and Colesville road inter section and would divert traffic from Colesville road and Second avenue, now a bottleneck during rush hours. Wheaton residents bound for the District could get onto Six teenth street byway of Columbia boulevard in Montgomery Hills. The project foresees connection with a proposed Western avenue extension which would divert District-bound traffic from the East-West highway. Seek To Speed Up Program. The commission will seek to speed up the program on Wednes day. when it meets with the Maryland State Roads Commis sion in Baltimore to discuss the National Pike route and the In tercounty Freeway. The national pike, now under construction between Frederick and the District as far as upper Montgomery County, is aimed at relieving traffic on heavily traveled Route 240. The pike will bypass Bethesda and Rockville and even tually will have a bridge across the Potomac that will speed up the trip through north and south bound traffic. Also invited to the Baltimore conference are members of the County Council, the Upper Mont gomery Planning Commission, the planning staffs of interested agencies and the County Manager, Irving G. McNayr. Yesterday’s action on the Six teenth street project was seen as a major step forward in the com mission’s overall highway planning program. Former Credit Union Aide Seized With $185,500 By the Associated Press LOS ANGELES, April 4.—C. H. Carson, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office, announced the arrest here last night of Harry L. Ruppenthal, 44, former secretery-treasurer of the St. Louis Postal Employes Credit Union. Ruppenthal allegedly abscond ed last Sunday afternoon with more than 8100,000 of the credit union funds in cash and Treasury bonds. At the time of his ar rest he had SIIOJ>OO in cash and $75,000 in Treadary bonds. The FBI agents said Ruppen thal recently advised the board of directors of the credit union that he desired to resign, ostensibly be cause he had received an offer for a similar position with a credit union on the West Coast. His resignation had been accepted at a board meeting of the credit union in St. Louis March 28. He has been an employe of the St. Louis post office since 1929, has been secretary-treasurer of the credit union since 1943. He was driving a 1952 automobile rented near the airport at San Francisco and traced by the FBI to Los Angeles, agents said. 290 Million Trains a Year NEW YORK.—About 290 mil lion passenger trains enter and leave New York City terminals during every calendar year. 8 Apartments Looted Os $30,000; Police # Hunt Professionals A wave of apartment lootings in Northwest during the last 24 hours had the police working over time today as they cheeked all known "jimmy boys” in the area. Eight apartments were ran sacked. Police estimated that furs and jewelry valued at more than $30,000 were stolen. The jobs had the earmarks of professional work and police im mediately began checking the ac tivities of men who specialize in housebreakings. The wave of housebreakings in the short period of time was de scribed by police as “one of the worst” in recent years. In each case, entrance was gained by jim mying open the front door while the occupants of the apartments . were out. Reports SIB,OOO Loss. Two apartments in the Crest- ! wood, 3900 Sixteenth street N.W., were looted. Leslie L. Altmann, j president of the W. M. to A. Bus Co., reported that four rings, a mink coat and other clothing were taken. He estimated the value , at more than SIB,OOO. The apartment next to Alt man’s, belonging to Mrs. Anna 1 H. Pappas, also was looted. A! mink coat and a mink stole, valued at more than $5,000 together, were ! taken. The apartment of Anthony T. Geraci at 2480 Sixteenth street 1 N.W. was entered and a mink 1 coat valued at $3,500 was stolen. Three apartments at the Cray- 1 don, 1815 Seventeenth street N.W., also were ransacked. Miss Louise Lacy reported she did not know yet what was stolen. Miss Caro lyn Just said a viola valued at $750 was taken from her apart ment. Miss Marian B. O’Donnell reported a sealskin eoat valued at $3,000 had been stolen from her apartment. Richard Lightfoot of 1836 Ninth street N.W., told police his apart ment was entered and clothes and a radio totaling SBO in value were stolen. Mrs. Mary Robinson of 1817 Tenth street N.W., told police a purse valued at $lO was taken from her apartment. Minister Attacked and Robbed. In other incidents that kept po lice busy, the Rev. Robert A. Mc- Gaha, 75, colored, of 103 T street N.W., reported that two colored men entered his home yesterday afternoon, hit him on the head, tied and gagged him and then stole slOl. They cut the tele phone wires before leaving. Mr. McGaha freed himself and called police. Lunelle Hawkins, 5404 Kansas avenue N.W., reported to polloe that thieves had mitered the Hawkins Glass Co., rear 43 M street N.W, of which he is owner, by forcing the door. Mr. Hawkins said they ransacked the office, punched a hole in the back of the safe and took SSOO. Roosevelt Gordon, 29. colored, an Army sergeant, reported to police that some one removed $583 from his trouser pocket while he was asleep in a room at 1320 Fifth street N.W. Moments ones n through... J ...Mon I tars aw p.j filtered The cigarette with die built iu Her Mouthpiece • Only Parliament baa the eaduara, extra-absorbent Parliament Utar aped ally designed to rmm mud of the tar and asootme all cigarette araoke costa ina. • Guaranteea cleaner, milder —— ... mere pleasure from Parliament's superb tab senes. FOt PLEASURE PUIS PROTECTION Maryland and Virginia New* in Brief f. L Hints Chosen For Star Trophy Ernest L. Hines, 54, of 8531 Allentown road. Friendly, Md., win receive The Star trophy this year for outstanding civic achieve ment in the Prince Georges County Civic Federation. The federation voted last night to honor Mr. Hines, an employe of the Government Printing Office, for his work as chairman of its Roads, Streets and Bridges Com mittee. The presentation win be made at the next meeting, May l. ** * * License Taxes Contested Arlington and FaUs Church business license taxes are under legal attack today in a motion filed by Attorney Miles Spence Bray in Arlington Circuit Court and a suit filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court by John P. Agnew Sc Co., a Washington fuel distributor. Mr. Bray, in a motion for a declaratory judgment, contends the Arlington tax is unconstitu tional because it is a local and special levy, banned by Section 63 of the State Constitution. Arling ton’s business tax ordinance has been in effect since February 1949. Attorneys for the Agnew firm are challenging that section of the Falls Church business tax law which levies a $75 yearly tax on retail oil distributors, even though they only do business in the city and are not located there. ** * * McKeldin ' Confident* Gov. 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District Meet Set The Republican nominee for Congress from the new 10th dis trict of Northern Virginia will be elected at a district convention, April 24, in Arlington, party lead ers from Arlington. Fairfax, Falls Chinch and Alexandria have de cided Three Killed, Three Injured In Mail Train Collision By Hw Auacmted Press HAVRE, Mont., April 4.—A pair of Great Northern mail trains collided head-on on the single track mainline east of here early today and at least three persons died. The chief dispatcher’s office here reported three crewmen were killed, two others and a su pervisory employe were injured. The office said the dead were Engineer Jim Haines and Fire man Henry Brazer, both of Havre, and an unidentified mail clerk. Two other mail clerks and a su pervisory employe were hurt. An official said 14-car East bound train No. 28 "drifted" out of a siding onto the mainline at the east end of Fort Belknap, 36 miles east of here, and was struck head-on by Westbound No. 27, an 18-car train rolling along on a straight stretch of track. The private car of John M. Budd, Great Northern president, was attached to the eastbound train. He apparently was unhurt. Six Children Die in Fire CAMPBELLTON, New Bruns wick, April 4 (A*).—Six children perished today in a fire which destroyed the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Odine Lavoie. They ranged in age from 3 to 18 years. Mrs. Lavoie and one son escaped. Dr. Peckham Indicted Again on Charges of Illegal Operation Dr. Henry L. Peckham, jr., 44- year-old physician, of the 600 block of Princeton place N.W., to day was indicted for the fourth time on abortion charges. A grand jury presentment accused him of two charges of attempting an abortion on a 24-year-old former woman Marine. One count charges that Dr. Peckham used an instrument and some form of drug, unknown to the jury, last May 2 with Intent to produce a miscarriage. The second count accuses him of com mitting a similar offense on Jan uary 18 of this year. The woman !involved, police said, was married. She was reported to have been in a serious condition after entering Mount Alto Hospital for treat ment. Dr. Peckham was tried on abortion charges twice in 1948 and again in January, 1951, but was acquitted on all three oc casions. In another indictment today, Paul B. Carrick, 34, of the 1300 block of Eastern avenue N.E.. was accused of carnal knowledge in volving a 14-year-old girl who, police said, he had hired sup posedly as a baby sitter. Police quoted the young girl as saying she was served drinks and said the attack was committed in the presence of Carrick’s wife. In another sex case, Morris A. Campbell, 32, colored, of the 400 block of Q street N.W., was charged with rape, involving a 16-year-old girl who, police said, was his first cousin. Navy Asks Bids on Building The Potomac River Naval Com mand has asked for bids for the construction of a two-story build ing at the Naval Research Labo ratory, Bellevue, D. C. It is to be 38 by 70 feet, and air condi tioned. Bids will be opened at the Naval Gun Factory at 3 p.m. Tuesday.