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Weather Forecast
Light snow and rain today, high near 36.
Rain, probably mixed with snow, tonight,
low arourti 33. (Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today.
Midnight 33 6 a.m. __3l 11 a.m. __33
2 a.m. 30 8 a.m.-.32 Noon 34
4 a.m. ..30 10 a.m. ..33 1 p.m. __3s
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Taft Assails Durkin Selection
In Break With Gen. Eisenhower;
Calls Appointment Incredible
Senator Describes
Labor Appointee as
Truman Democrat
By J. A. O'Leary
Senator Taft, Republican, of
Ohio today denounced the ap
pointment of Martin P. Durkin,
an AFL official, to be Secretary
of Labor. It was his first open
break w’ith President-elect Eisen
The author of the Taft-Hartley
labor law called Mr. Durkin a
“Truman Democrat" who advo
cated repeal of the labor law.
The Ohio Senator, in a state
ment released simultaneftsuly at
his home in Cincinnati and at
his office here, said the appoint-:
ment is an affront to millions 1
of union members who defied their
leaders by voting against Gov.
Senator Taft himself is in Cin
Text of Statement.
The text of his statement fel
"The appointment of Mr. Martin
P. Durkin is an incredible appoint
ment. This is no reflection on
the character or ability of Mr.
“I had a number of talks with
Mr. Herbert Brownell, who has
been the key man in cabinet ap
pointments. and I made several
recommendations of qualified
men. It was never even suggested
that a man would be appointed
who has always been a partisan
Truman Democrat, who fought
Gen. Eisenhower’s election, and
advocated the repeal of the Taft-
Hartley law.
"It is an affront to millions of
union members and officers who
had the courage to defy the edict
of -officials like Mr. Durkin that;
they vote for Gov. Stevenson.!
This appointment leaves without 1
representation in the cabinet
those millions of Democrats, North
and South, who left their party
to support Gen. Eisenhower, and
gives representation to their
most bitter opponents.”
Recommendation Ignored.
Only a few days ago, Senator
Taft remarked that the general’s
choices for Cabinet posts had not'
included anyone he had recom
Senator Taft campaigned in
many States for Gen. Eisenhower’s
election after his own defeat ini
the G. O. P. convention in Chi
cago in July.
One of the things the Repub
licans fought during the cam- 1
paign was that declaration by!
President Truman and others that
Gen. Eisenhower was more or less
under the control of Senator Taft.
There was no immediate com
ment from Gen. Eisenhower’s
headquarters on the Taft blast.
According to the Associated
Press, Republican officials and
Congress members here were wary
and cautious—if they commented
at all.
Arthur Summerfield, G. O. P.
national chairman who is to be
Postmaster General in the Eisen
hower administration, said he!
didn’t want to comment.
“Ike’s Show,” Dworshak Says.
Senator Dworshak, Republican,
of Idaho said he did not desire
to make any statement on Mr.
(See TAFT, Page A-6.)
C-47 With 13 Aboard
Believed in Crash
By the Associated Press
2.—An Air Force C-47, with 13
men aboard, apparently crashed
during the night at the 8,000-foot
level in the San Bernardino!
Mountains, the sheriff’s office re-:
ported today.
Deputy Sheriff Loring Poleman;
of Victorville said he saw a Dig
fire in the mountains north of,
here and west of Big Bear Valley!
about 4 a.m., which finally diedj
Checking later, he could still |
see smoke from the spot.
The plane, based at Offutt Air j
Force Base, Omaha, Nebr., left;
Davis - Monthan Air Base at
Tucson, Arte., last night, en route
to nearby March Air Base. It
last checked in by radio over!
Palm Springs, east of here, at
9:51 p.m. (Pacific Standard
Between Palm Springs and:
March Air Base lies 10,805-foot 1
Mount San Jacinto. It was storm- i
ing heavily at the time, and the'
pilot apparently attempted to
skirt the storm by heading north.
The spot where the craft appar
ently crashed is well off his
Late News
Nunan Is Indicted
A Federal grand jury in 1
Brooklyn today indicted Joseph
D. Nunan, jr., former chief of
the Internal Revenue Bureau, on
charges of income tax evasion.
Attorney General McGranery
said the indictment accuses
Nunan of evading payment of
$91,086.60 from 1946 to 1950.
Part of that time Nunan was
internal revenue commissioner.
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—Star Staff Photo.
Durkin Would Change
Taft-Hartley Act to
Ease Labor Hardships
Secretary Designate Says
Extensive Revisions Are
Needed Without Repeal
Martin P. Durkin, the newly
selected Secretary of Labor, will
try to strengthen the Labor De
partment and weaken the Taft-.
Hartley law.
Mr. Durkin did some fairly
blunt talking to news reporters
within an hour after President
elect Eisenhower’s headquarters
announced that he will head the
Labor Department under the in
! coming Republican administra
When the announcement was
made Mr. Durkin was presiding
at a meeting of the Executive
Committee of the AFL Plumbers'
Union, which he leads. As soon
as the meeting adjourned Mr.
Durkin received reporters and
photographers in the union’s con
ference room in the Ring Building.
"What is your attitude toward
the Taft-Hartley law?” a reporter
Sees Mutual Satisfaction.
"It can be amended,” he replied,
“to satisfy labor and no doubt
satisfy management as well.”
When a reporter pointed out
that many labor leaders have de
manded outright repeal of Taft-
Hartley, rather than amendment,
Mr. Durkin replied that amend
ments could wipe out the last bit
of Taft-Hartley, that “extensive”
changes are needed “to take out
of the act the hardships on labor.”
Mr. Durkin has some ideas about
what to do with the Labor De
partment, too.
“I believe there will be placed
in the Labor Department certain
labor functions that have been in
other departments,” Mr. Durkin
i said.
He declined to elaborate.
Heard He Was Considered.
He insisted that his appoint
ment came as a surprise, although
union press officers already had
mimeographed his biography. Mr.
Durkin said he heard some time
I ago that he was being considered
for the job but still had not been
informed officially.
The interview was interrupted
by a telephone call from Gen.
I Eisenhower's New York headquar
ters, telling him the appointment
was official.
He seemed relieved.
He brushed his fingers through
frosty black hair and said in a
slow, soft voice:
I “I wish to assure the general
that I will play on the team and
give him all the support I can in
! making his administration suc
Asked about Gen. Eisenhower’s
views toward labor, Mr. Durkin;
“He will give a full and com
plete consideration to the prob
lems of labor.”
Mr. Durkin said that, in the
recent election, he voted the Dem
ocratic ticket, including Gov. Ste
venson for President.
“I have been a registered Demo
crat and still am," he said. “I
may find it necessary to change,
now that I’m in the cabinet.”
Young Visits Chiang
TAIPEH, Formosa. Dec. 2 (/P).
—Senator Young, Republican, of
North Dakota today conferred
with President Chiang Kai-shek
and other Chinese Nationalist offi
cials, then inspected Nationalist
ground force*.
Last Two Cabinet
Positions Filled by
By Robert K. Walsh
Star Staff Correspondent
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—With Its
cabinet complete, the Eisenhower
administration-in-waiting today
studied ways to assure full func
tioning by inauguration day and
sought means to finance itself un
til then.
Designation of Martin P. Dur
kin, an Illinois Democrat who
Biographies of Gen. Eisenhower's Three
Latest Appointees. Page A-6
Weeks Predicts Business Will Hold Up
Even if Wor Work Falls Off. Page A-6
List of Appointments Made So Far by
Gen. Eisenhower. Page A-6
heads an AFL union, to be Secre
tary of Labor, and of Sinclair
Weeks, a Massachusetts manu
facturer, to be Secretary of Com
mence, rounded out the cabinet
late yesterday.
Mr. Weeks visited President
elect Eisenhower’s residence earlier !
today. The only other scheduled j
visitor there was George M.
Humphrey of Cleveland, who will
be the next Secretary of the
Treasury. Mr. Humphrey was de
layed by a snowstorm, but ex
pected to arrive later today.
More Selections Due.
Headquarters aides, aware that
the President-elect has shattered
precedent by picking an entire
cabinet and other high-level of
ficials in less than two weeks—
’ almost two months before moving
to Washington—indicated more
| appointments may come today.
These might be mainly to the
White House executive staff.
One of the principal sub-cab
inet posts was provided for yes
terday in the announcement that
Gen. Eisenhower will nominate
Walter Williams. Seattle (Wash.)
broker and real estate man, as
Undersecretary of Commerce,
j Mr. Williams, who will be 58
! this month, became head of the
National Citizens-for-Eisenhower
last March and worked energet
: ically for the nomination and
election of Gen. Eisenhower.
Perplexing Problem Solved.
It was no secret that associates
of the President-elect believe he
; solved his most perplexing per- :
sonnel problem thus far In choos
ing Mr. Durkin.
In a single move the general
found a man from organired la
bor, a registered Democrat in the
last election and a Catholic. The
; 52-year-old Mr. Durkin, Illinois
State labor director from 1933 to
late 1941, is general president of
the AFL United Association of
Journeymen and Apprentices of
the plumbing and pipe-fitting in- 1
! dustry.
Mr. Weeks, who was Republican
finance chairman during the cam
paign and served briefly in the
Senate in 1944, was always in line
for a cabinet appointment. Mr.
Williams, too, had been frequently
mentioned as a possibility for Sec
• retary of Commerce.
' Mr. Durkin had seldom If ever
been thought of in the constant
' haze of corridor speculation at
■ Eisenhower headquarters in the
■ Commodore Hotel.
Must Raise Money.
Headquarters aides today were j
’ confident that a full team of key
; officials will be assigned and,
’ equipped to take the administra
; tive field January 10. They were
more concerned, however, with a ,
new task of raising money to meet
; expenses between now and then, j
Representative Scott of Pennsyl- ,
(See EISENHOWER. Page A-3.) 1
I !
Troop Rest Leaves Held Up, ■
Maybe for Eisenhower Visit!
By th« Associated Press
SEOUL, Dec. 2.—Movement of 1
! United States troops to Japan for (
; rest leave was under at least a
i temporary suspension today, ap
parently as part of the security (
1 precaution for the impending visit -
, of President-elect Eisenhower to
Air Force officers said they were (
not moving rest-bound troops :
from Korean airports. ,
. Belief that the suspension Is
, connected with the planned Eisen- :
hower visit stems from the Army’s :
1 intent to limit movement to and :
1 from Korea before and during his ■
, stay. i
Stevenson to Be Guest
Os Truman Tomorrow
By tha Associated Prass
\ Gov. Stevenson will be the guest
' of President and Mrs. Truman at
the White House tomorrow and
Thursday nights.
The White House said the 1952
> Democratic presidential nominee
, will come to Washington directly
from Atlantic’ City, where he
speaks at memorial services for
the late CIO President Philip
The Illinois Governor will con
! fer with the President Thursday.
I keep a round of engagements and
: attend Mr. Truman’s farewell din
■ ner for his cabinet at the White
; House Thursday night. He will
fly back to Illinois Friday morning.
Rhee Demands
Big Offensive
To Oust Reds
Believes 'We Can Do
So Now' Without
Fighting Russia
By th« Asiociated Press
SEOUL. Dec. 2. President
Syngman Rhee today demanded
an immediate all-out offensive to
drive Chinese Reds out of Nprth
The South Korean leader de
clared “we can do so now,” with-
Jet Ac* Back in Korea After Six Weeks
at Home Bags Seventh MIG. Poge A-7
out the help of Japanese or Chi
nese Nationalist troops. And he
indicated he didn’t think the move
would draw Russia into the con
flict because the Soviet Union is
not ready for a world war.
Mr. Rhee said if the Soviet
Union had wanted to enter the
Korean war it would have done so
when allied troops drove to the
Yalu River in 1950.
“No world war can be avoided
unless the leaders in the Kremlin
are persuaded or are forced to be
lieve they cannot conquer the
United States,” he declared.
Mr. Rhee outlined his views at
a press conference and in an
interview with a National Broad
casting Co. newsman.
Cannot Be Patient.
He asserted the Panmunjom
armistice talks have failed and
the latest Indian truce proposal
in the U. N. is not acceptable.
Mr. Rhee said he thought the
only reason a drive to the Yalu
had not been launched was be
cause of a belief it “was not
politically wise at this time."
But, he added, "we cannot be
patient or be quiet. Either we suc
ceed in driving out communism or
we will all be killed. Regardless
of win or lose, we cannot stay and
let them come and shoot at us all
the time.”
Mr. Rhee did not flatly say he
would make such a recommenda
tion to United States President
elect Eisenhower on his visit to
“I think he is looking for facts
rather than for recommendations.
I want him to see what the situa
tion really is. and I believe he will
decide fox* himself.”
Stresses Ousting Reds.
Mr. Rhee repeatedly stressed
that the Reds must be driven out
of Korea.
“The only way to end the fight
is to conduct the war as any war
anywhere has to be conducted.
That is, we should fight with the
idea of winning ... we have to
continue fighting whether we like
it or not . . . there is no alterna
tive. We must carry out the
original objectives and drive the
aggressors out of our land. Then
we will have unity (in Korea) .. .
the Korean people and the Korean
soldiers want to settle it one way
or the other . . .
“We don’t expect to continue
this stalemate for another year.
I don’t think we can stand it.”
Mr. Rhee reiterated that Korea
would not welcome Japanese
troops as comrades in arms
against the Reds. This has been
suggested several times recently
in the United States.
Fears Japanese Clashes.
Mr. Rhee declared:
“If Japanese troops came to
Korea there would be serious
clashes between them and our
people and this would have serious
consequences in the Far East.”
Japan occupied Korea for some
40 years before the end of World
War H.
No Japanese newsmen were in
vited to the. press conference.
The aging president indicated
he would be happier to see Chi
nese Nationalist troops invade the
Chinese Communist mainland
than have them brought to Korea.
He said the Nationalists have said
they are ready to hit the Chinese
mainland and “it would be help
ful if the United States would
allow the Chinese to land and
give them a little assistance in
He added it would “make a
bad situation worse by bringing
the Chinese civil war to Korea.”
$500,000 Loot Worthless
WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 2 (IP).
—A half million dollar’s worth of
checks that cannot be cashed were
stolen last night from a railway
express truck while its driver was
having a cup of coffee in a diner.
No cash was taken. Edwin R.
Lorentzen, cashier at Mechanics
National Bank, said the checks
were mostly business checks in
dorsed for deposit only.
Newborn Baby to Star on TV
If It Doesn't Miss Its First Cue
By the Associated Press
DENVER, Dec. 2.—Television
viewers can look over the doctor’s
shoulder tonight to see a new
born baby.
If, that is, everything goes ac
cording to plan.
Star of the show at the Ameri
can Medical Association conven
tion will be a baby, just delivered
by a Caesarean operation.
The public will see the infaht
immediately after delivery, to
watch how a doctor takes care
of a new-born baby.
The operation Is scheduled at
Colorado General Hospital of the
University of Colorado.
It will be one feature of a Na
• *.’• I 6UESS IT 0H...1 wouldnY
U. S. Will Keep Radio Stations
On Air in Event of Enemy Raid
Novel Plan Shifts Beam to Confuse Bombers,
Yet Retains Link to Public, White House Says
By *ha Associated Press
The White House today an- |
nounced a plan for keeping stand- 1
ard radio stations on the air
during any air raids to maintain
a vital communication link with
the public. At the same time, the
plan would use their beams to
confuse enemy bombing missions.
The novel master plan, which
goes Into effect In three months,
is in sharp contrast to the World
War II policy of silencing all
broadcasting during any such
The White Hoflse said the idea
now is to get as many as pos
sible of the 2,500 standard radio
stations on the air during an
air raid, but with their frequencies
so shifted that they may not be
used as guides by planes or mis
Big Hole in Old Plan.
Civil Defense authorities have
always said the old plan for radio
silence had one big hole In it—
the elimination of a vital means
of communication with the public
at a time when they need it most
for instructions on what to do
next, for assembling emergency
crews, and for information on
what is going on in their area.
The revised approach, worked
out by the Air Force, Civil Defense,
Federal Communications Commis
sion experts, and the broadcasting
industry, makes it possible to have
cake and eat it too.
The program involves standard
radio stations only. During any
raids or alerts, all television, FM
radio and amateur radio opera
tions will still have to shut down
at once, because from an engineer
ing standpoint it has not been
found possible to integrate these
groups into what Is proposed.
Outline of Plan.
For standard stations this Is
the plan:
When any hostile force or pro
jectile is detected to be approach
ing United States territory the
Air Defense Command will im
mediately notify basic key sta
tions, which will pass the word
down the line.
All participating standard sta
tions will at once leave their nor
mal broadcasting frequencies and
shift to an emergency frequency,
which will be either 640 kilocycles
or 1240 kilocycles on the home
receiver dial.
The largest standard stations—
some now operating with as much
as 50 killowatts power and which
send out a beam for many hun
dreds of miles—will promptly re
duce power to not more than 10
kilowatts and possibly much less.
This will provide ample local cov
erage while greatly contracting
the length of the beam.
Beam Can Be Moved.
As a further scramble, the
stations in many large cities will
be drawn into “clusters” so that
a single announcer, standing in
one studio, can throw his voice
In sequence out over every trans
mitter in town, thus keeping that
city’s beam on' the move every
jfew seconds. The home listener.
tlon-wlde TV show over 49 NBC
stations from 9:30 to 10 pm.
\ (EST), sponsored by a pharma
, ceutical firm In co-operation with
the AMA.
Other highlights will include an
interview on care of premature
| babies, developments in prevent
; ing paralysis from polio, treat
ment of speech difficulties In chil
dren and problems of rheumatic
1 fever. A second public-TV show
-1 mg Thursday night will deal
mainly with diseases of adults.
The program will be televised
In Washington over Station
1 meanwhile, would get an uninter
-1 rupted program.
1 There would be no individual
■ station identifications during such
i periods and all network programs
i would be cut off.
Air Force Tested Plan.
1 The Air Force has tried this
’ plan several times iq_some of the
1 major Eastern seaboard cities.
- using United States planes on test
approaches from Canada and the
1 Atlantic Ocean.
1 In each such experiment, pilots
reported their direction finders
■ had been rendered useless for
’ establishing a fix on any desired
1 target.
1 The plan is called operation
1 Conelrad—a contraction for “Con
-1 trol of Electromagnetic Radia
It was outlined in a preliminary
way at a closed meeting here on
March 26. 1951, attended by hun
dreds of broadcasters. Screened
newsmen were permitted to at
tend, but all present were re
quested to keep the matter in
confidence until it became possible
to make a public announcement.
It has been a well-kept secret,
released now by the White House
because presumably no potential
enemy can do anything about it,
even with full knowledge of the
Participation in Conelrad is
voluntary. However, more than
1,000 privately-owned stations al
ready have signed up.
$2 Billion Cuf in U. S.
Civilian Payroll Urged
By Dworshak of Idaho
By th« Associated Press
Senator Dworshak, Republican,
of Idaho said today he believes the
1 Republicans should be able to cut
the cost of the Federal civilian
payroll by about $2 billion dollars
next year.
This would be a reduction of
more than 20 per cent of the pres
ent $9.5 billion dollar payroll, and
could result in the elimination of
about a half million jobs. The
1 Federal Government now has more
than 2.5 million civilian workers.
Recalls Swelling Payroll.
Senator Dworshak told reporters
the present payroll is more than
five times what it was just before
World War 11. And, he contniued,
637,000 employes have been added
since the Korean War started in
June, 1950.
The Senator declared that “a
large share of these so-called
emergency jobs” can be elimi
nated. Among others, he said he
would do away entirely with the
agencies which administer eco- (
nomlc controls, after wiping out :
the controls laws themselves.
Senator Dworshak also said he
believes the spending budget for
fiscal 1954 which begins next July
1 could be cut to S7O billion even
If President Truman sends up a
budget as high as SBS billion.
Other sources have estimated
Mr. Truman's proposed budget
may be around SBO bllion.
Disagrees With Rs ms peck.
Senator Dworshak said he did
not agree with a recent statement
' by Chairman Robert Ramspeck of
the Civil Service Commission that
the change in administrations
January 20 would affect only
about 2,500 jobs.
“I don’t think all those other
jobs are protected by civil service,
although it does afford some pro
tection.” he said, adding that he
believed many jobs can and should
be abolished.
Mr. Ramspeck said November 16
a new President can hire or fire
about 2,500 top Federal workers, ]
and that between 12,000 and 25,000 ,
in all could be affected—apparent
ly counting assistants and depu
ties not appointed directly by the
Annual Christmas Serial
The Star’s annual Christmas serial for
boys and girls will start tomorrow. “Santa
and the Pirates" is its title, and it is the
work of the author of The Star’s previous
serials, Lucrece Hudgins Beale. Look for
it beginning tomorrow, with illustrations,
on the left-hand comics page.
Bom* Delirarx. Monthly Ratco. Evening end Sunday. 51.78 m pp\Trrn
Evening only. 91.30; Sunday only. 4Be: Night Pinal 100 Additional «S lo
Col. Louis W. Prentiss
Replaces Robinson as
District Commissioner
Washington Native,
Now at Gravelly Point,
Picked for Engineer Post
Col. Louis Watkins Prentiss, a
native Washingtonian, has been
i named to succeed Brig. Gen.
: Bernard L. Robinson as District
By a coincidence this is the
second time Col. Prentiss has suc-
Pictura on Page A-3
' ceeded Gen. Robinson. He fol
lowed him as Southwestern di
vision engineer at Dallas, Tex.
1 His present assignment, which
he assumed last May, is the post
of assistant chief of engineers for
personnel and administration in
the office of Chief of Engineers,
with offices at Gravelly Point
across the Potomac from Wash
The appointee paid his first
official visit to the District Build
ing this morning. He conferred
for about an hour with Gen. Rob
inson, making his first move
toward learning the ropes of his
new job.
Starting Date Uncertain.
Col. Prentiss said that he has
not yet received his Army orders
on the transfer. An Army spokes
man said, however, that the colo-!
nel will take over his new Job
around the first of the year when
Gen, Robinson’s reassignment to
the Office of the Chief of Engi
neers becomes effective.
Talking with reporters last
night, the new Engineer Commis
sioner said he is “delighted with
the opportunity to serve in Wash
“It’s my home,” he said.
Col. Prentiss said all he knows
about such recent city government
developments as the reorganiza
tion and public works improve
ment programs is what he reads
in the newspapers.
He added, however, that in the
next month or so he hopes to
spend much time with the depart
ing Engineer Commissioner “to
dig myself into the problems here.”
Interested in Planning.
Col. Prentiss expressed himself
as “tremendously interested” in
planning. He explained that Army
planning on a regional basis has
been his chief professional concern
for the last five years.
In his new job. he said, he will!
have an opportunity to meet plan
ning problems as they occur in
a small, compact area of respon
Gen. Robinson was pleased with
the choice of his successor. He
declared that Col. Prentiss “has'
a wide range of experience and!
has performed outstanding work
in the field and in the office of
Chief of Engineers. He is a most
able administrator and I am sure
(See PRENTISS, Page A-3.)
Bowie's Racing Card
Canceled by Snow;
Charles Town Open
Racing was called off at Bowie
today because of snow and sleet,
but word was received from
Charles Town that its program
would go on as scheduled.
Snow covered the Bowie track
and clogged roads leading into the
newly refurbished plant. Even if
the racing strip could be readied,
track officials said it was doubtful
that automobiles could get to
Bowie. Barring more snow, racing
was scheduled to resume tomor
row, but no decision had been
made on whether today's or to
morrow’s entries would be used.
Officials at Charles Town re
ported there had not been as much
snow there as in the Washington!
area. They said the track was in
good enough condition for racing
and a full card is planned.
(Details In Sports Section.)
New York Markets, Page A-13
Forecast Calls
For More Snow,
Hazards Feared
Afternoon Rain Held
Likely; Storm Due
To End Tomorrow
Washington had its second snow
fall of the season today and
winter is still 19 days away.
Fortunately for morning rush
hour traffic, the pavements were
Picture on Page B-l
so warm that most of the snow
was quickly ground into slush and
water on main thoroughfares, and
there was little stalling.
The fall came as sort of a sneak
preview at 12:53 a.m. The
Weather Bureau hadn’t expected
it before this afternoon. About
1.5 inches of snow fell until 4:50
and after a letup the flakes began
falling intermittently again at
7:26 a.m.
More Snow Due Tonight.
Occasional flurries during the
morning added another half-inch
and Weather Bureau forecasters
said rain would become mixed
with it this afternoon. More wet
snow was expected tonight, ending
early tomorrow.
The temperature climbed above
the freezing mark at 10 a.m.,
’ and had reached 35 degrees by 1
, pm.
I Weather conditions from North
Carolina northward caused can
cellation of many air flights in
\ and out of National Airport.
Most of the affected flights were
coastwise to New York and to the
South. However, all lines were
operating some of their schedules.
Traffic Moves Steadily.
With traffic moving slowly but
steadily here, it was undetermined
whether Traffic Director George E.
Keneipp would declare a state of
i emergency which would put in es
t feet the District’s snow law. This
permits arrest of motorists if they
• venture on 56 restricted streets
t without chains or snow tread tires,
and block traffic through stalling.
, The possibility of more hazard
. ous streets was seen this evening
-by William A. Xanten, District
sanitation chief who heads the
- snow-flghting forces.
• If the snow is continuous
• enough, and the rain does not de
velop early, some streets may be
l slippery by the time of the evening
t traffic rush, he said.
i Sanding Crews Put on Job.
, Mr. Xanten quickly routed out
t 24 sanding crews at 2 a.m. and.
. with the aid of Capital Transit
crews, got an early start on hills,
t bridges and trouble spots along
. Military road.
I Most of the crews were dis
. missed during the lull this morn
i ing, but were to be called back
j into action this afternoon.
Some stalling was apparent in
traffic, but the American Automo
bile Association reported a light
1 morning for distress calls.
1 Police in suburban areas said
traffic was slowed slightly on main
highways, but reported no big tie
-1 ups.
\ Slippery Spots in Maryland.
Maryland State police advised
motorists not to travel unless
. necessary. Some slippery spots
' caused trouble this morning, espe
daily on hills along the Wash
ington-Baltimore boulevard near
The snow spread northward to
; day. The New Jersey turnpike
; ordered all traffic slowed to 35
miles per hour instead of the usual
. 60-mile speed limit. Driving was
i dangerous in the West Virginia
! New York City ordered out
) sanding trucks and snow was
expected to blanket the entire
i State and move on to New Eng
' land. Some mountain areas of
Pennsylvania had as much as 5
, inches. '
The area had plenty of company
elsewhere in the country, as snow
and rain fell over large portions.
1 The Midwest got most of the snow,
from 1 to 4 inches falling from
Minnesota to Kentucky.
Heavy rain also continued in
the Pacific Coast States. Yester
day the season’s worst storm hit
Northern California, with heavy
winds causing two deaths and con
siderable damage.
Full Story of the Atom
And How It Was Found
of atomic research, written by noted
scientists and other authorities in a
series of seven articles, begins in to
day's Star. Famed Nuclear Physicist
I Enrico Fermi opens the story with a
dramatic account of events leading to
the first self-sustaining atomic reaction
« decade ogo. Page A-4.
dicts who turn to crime wind up timu
otter time in District jails. Donald
Clemmer, the city's director of correc
tions, urges compulsory hospitalization
both to save taxpayers money and cum
the addicts. Page B-1.
announcer and executive with a dis
tinguished war record, Republican Rep
resentative-elect Douglas R. Stringfel
low at Utah, will be among new faces
in Congress. His past achievements or#
outlined in another run-down on new
members. Page B-17.
Guide for Readers
Amuse'nts B-16-17 Lost and Found A-3
Classified ..1-22-28 Obituary A-10
Comics A-18-19 Radio-TV ... A-17
Editorial A-8: Sports A-14-15
Edit'l Articles, A-9jWoman's
'Financial A-13| Section

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