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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. FRIDA T, MAT 15. 1953 Use of Andrews Base For Airlines Protested At Forestville Parley The proposed use of Andrews Air Force Base for civilian as well as military aircraft was op posed vigorously last night by 70 citizens attending a meeting called by the Forestville (Md.) Citizens Association. Leroy Pumphrey, Prince Georges delegate to the Mary land Legislature, called the base a “gigantic rathole down which to pour hundreds of millions of dollars.” Mr. Pumphrey. describing him self as a native of the area, who “used to put out rabbit traps” in the countryside, told the resi dents he would co-operate in any way he could if they decide to fight commercialization of An drews. “I am not so keen about the so-called progress of man.” he said. "It was safer in the horse and-buggy days.” Complaints Described. Fred Spinks, acting president of the Forestville group, said the meeting was called because of “very strong sentiment against the proposal” to use Andrews as a port for passenger airplanes. In the past county resident-* have often complained about the noise and hazards of low-flying planes approaching or leaving the base. Shortly before last night’s meeting, commercial airline ex ecutives, concerned over delay in eliminating National Airport’s congestion, announced they will meet May 27 at the United States Chamber of Commerce here. Civil Aeronautics Admin istration officials will sit in on the sessions. Other speakers included State Senator John Raymond Fletcher, former Maryland Congressman Lansdale G. Sasscer and the new Mayor of Morningside, Md., H. W. Shugarts. Cite Opposition in Burke. Several of the speakers cited the successful opposition of Burke (Va.) residents to a pro posed airport site in their com munity. But Mr. Sasscer said the Burke proposal need not be con sidered finally defeated. He also pointed out that Baltimore's Friendship Airport might be used to relieve the traffic load at National Airport. The Rev. Benjamin J. Ridgely, rector of Epiphany Church, said the use of Andrews for com mercial planes “would be a great hazard.” He recommended ask ing airline representatives to state their position to com munity residents. , The Rev. Thomas H. Baker, pastor of the Forestville Meth odist Church, declared that “One human life is worth more than all the a imports in the world. There should be more people here; we need organization, leadership.” Morningside Action Seen. Mayor Shugarts of Morning aide said his town, which is even closer to the air base, would back up Forestville in its stand. He said that at a meeting of himself and Town Council mem bers, scheduled for tonight, “some appropriate action will be put on the book.” The meeting ended as a spe cial committee, consisting of nearby community members, was appointed to get in touch with county, State and Federal officials and to have representa tion at the May 27 sessions the airlines will hold. Committee members included: Mr. Spinks, Mr. Shugarts : Jchn H. McAllister, who re presents a citizens committee from Skyline, Md.; Josepn R. Roll, past president of the Forestville association, and two District Heights commissioners. J. William McNamara and James H. Brashears. Lions Sponsor Dance An auction and barn dance sponsored by the South Arling ton Lions Club will be held at 7 pm. tomorrow in Jefferson Junior High School, South Wal ter Reed drive, near Columbia pike, Arlington. Television and radio stars Art Lamb and Pick Temple will be featured guests. The Weather Here and Over the Nation District—Considerable cloudi- I ness, warm and humid with scat- j tered showers and thunderstorms ton’ght with a low near 65. To- i morrow, mostly cloudy with scat- I tered showers and not as warm 1 in west portions. Virginia—Rather cloudy, warm and humid with scattered show- | W U S. WUTHH tWtUU MAP l jl Lew Temperatures amt Areas J||||||||&£jKk£^^ / \ V^*V of Precipitation tape (ltd Tonight JTll J f \ >2 10 N. Average La Am | | JwQ YY 70 Wssrfcst Csnjitisni Arrows tawN Wind Hew *• °* '* A.M. UT *■*" *"a»EE3 *®vj7o >J Mny 15,1*53 Mighe end lews m Ineliet Rain is expected tonight (or New York and Pennsylvania with shower activity from New England southward to thf Carolinas. Widely scattered showers are predicted through* out the Plains States and Northwest Pacific area. Skies wifi be mostly cloudy along the Eastern seaboard with generally fair weather elsewhere. A warm trend is expected in New England, the Midwest and Texas, while cooler weather is predicted for the Northern Plains and the Rockies. * —AP Wirephotb. [Arme^ForeesDaTProgro^ TOMORROW. 10:30 a.m.—Parade of 5.000 men and women. Starts at Inde dendence and New Jersey avenues 8 J!., passes north through the Plaza on the east front of the Capitol, turns west on Constitution avenue and disbands west of Seventeenth street N.W. Bolling Air Force Base. If ceilings are low or visibility restricted, the flyby events indicated by asterisks, which are scheduled for tomorrow, will take place on Sunday. 10:30 a m.—Short field takeoff and landing. Message drop and pickup by L-19 liason plane. 10:43—Ordnance demonstration (Army). 10:46—Blimp flyby. (Navy). 11:02—Fire-fighting demonstration. (Navy). 11:10—Helicopter air rescue. (Coast Guard). 11:18—“Mighty Mite” vehicle delivered by helicopter. (Ma rine). 11:26 —Chemical demonstration (Army). 11:40—Armed Forces Show, north of hangar No. 1. (Army). 12:15 p.m.—Demonstration of Army Transportation Corps amphibious landing craft BARC. 12:30—Repeat of Armed Forces show north of hangar No. 1. I—Repeat of short-field landing and takeoff by L-19. *l:l3—Flyby of four F-51 Mustangs. (Air National Guard). • I:l3—Army engineer equipment passes in review, Including the BARC. *l:26—Flyby of three C-119 “Boxcars” (Air Force). I:3o—Helicopter flight demonstration (Marines). •I:3B—Flyby of three C-124 Globemasters (Air Force). I:42—Repeat of ordnance demonstration (Army). *2 p.m.—Flyby of seven of the newest Navy aircraft, the PSM, AJ2, F7U3, F2H3, F9F6. F3D2 and FJ2. 2:l3—Air Force fire-fighting demonstration. 2:2l—Navy P2V Neptune in Jet-assisted takeoff (JATO). *2:2s—Carrier landing demonstration by four TBM Avengers (Navy). ' *2:3s—Flyby of nine A-29 Super Fortresses (Air Force). 2:39—Air Force helicopter air-rescue demonstration. 2:47—Repeat of “Mighty Mite” delivery by helicopter (Marines). *2:s4—Take-off of six F-84 Thunderjets (Air Force). *2:SS—JATO take-off oi two F-84 Thunderjets (Air Force). 2:s9—Repeat of blimp flyby (Navy). , *3:os—Flyby of eight F-94 fighter intedceptors (Air Force). 3:o9—Psychological warfare and Marine helicopter assault landing. *3:37—Flyby by eight F-94s (Air Force). *3:42—Flyby by 18 B-26 iight bombers (Air Force). 3:47—Repeat of Air Force fire fighting demonstration. *3:ss—Flyby of three C-124 Globemasters. which then will land and unload cargo and approximately 525 troops. *4:l4—The seven new Navy aircraft previously mentioned will flyby. 4:27—Repeat of Coast Guard helicopter rescue. *4:33—Flyby of 24 FBF Naval Reserve aircraft (Navy). 4:39—Repeat of Army chemical demonstration. 4:44—Eight F-86 Sabrejets will fly a course of 145 miles in 15 minutes, all taking off within a minute. 4:s9—Unified Women Services retreat ceremony with the Air Force WAF Band. *5 p.m.—Retreat flyby by 24 F9Fs, 9 B-29s and 8 F-86 Sabre jets In addition to the above program, there will be several hundred thousand square feet of static displays on view at Bolling. SUNDAY At Bolling. Noon—Navy Band concert. 12:30 p.m.—Demonstration by the Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps. 1— Short field take-off and landing, by L-19 and message dropped and pickup (Army). I:l3—Army engineer equipment passes in review, including amphibious BARC. I:2s—Helicopter flight demonstration (Marines). I:3s—Fire-fighting demonstration (Air Force). ' I:43—Air-Sea rescue (Air Force). I:49—Chemical demonstration (Army). 2 Army Band concert , . 2:3o—Marine Drum and Bugle rCorps. 3:ol—Navy P2V JATO takeoff. 1 ~ 3:o3—Air-Sea rescue (Coast Guard). 3:lo—Blimp flyby (Navy). 3:ls—Army Ordnance demonstration. 3:2s—Psycholigieal warfare and Marine helicopter assault landing (Army and Marines). **•*’ 3:so—Demonstration by Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force drill teams. 4:2s—Marine Band concert. 4:so—Unified Services Retreat ceremony with Air Force Band. £ 'Disabled’ by Uranium, Worker Asks $200,000 ly th» Ass.ciotad Pratt SANTA FE. N. Mex., May 15. A former machinist at Los Ala mos atomic laboratory is asking $200,000 damages on grounds he was totally disabled by working on uranium and other radioac tive metals. Erroll J Du Bois filed suit in District Court yesterday against the University of California at Berkeley. He said he worked at Los Ala mos from 1945 until December 1, 1952, except for a six-month in terlude. He was required to ma chine and otherwise work with uranium, graphite and other metals, he said. • He contended that he himself was unaware of the danger, but that the university, which han dles some of the Government’s atomic research under contract, did know of the danger but failed to install safety devices. He asked SIOO,OOO compensa tory damages and SIOO,OOO puni tive and exemplary damagese. ers and thundershowers tonight and tomorrow io’.r of 60-68. River Report. (Prom U. 8. Engineers.) Po.omac River muddy at Harpers Perry and at Great Falls; Shenandoah muddy at Harpers Perry. Hamidity. Readings at National Airport.) Yesterday— Pet Today— Pet. Noon 64 Midnight 82 4 p.m. 83 8 a.m. 77 8 p.m. . .. 74 Motorist and Cyclist Held For Racing at 90 MPH A motorist and motorcyclist were arrested last night after Prince Georges county police said they chased them at 90 miles an hour for several miles. They were booked for exceed ing 70 miles an hour and en gaging in a race. John R. Chisefsky, 21, of the 200 block of South Carolina ave nue S.E., the cyclist, also was charged with using another per son’s license plate and having no operating license. He was jailed in lieu of SI,OOO bond. The motorist, Benjamin H. Friedman, 24, of the first block of Galveston place S.W., posted S3OO bond for the hearing Mon day. Sergts. James P. Kearns and John Siddall spotted the car and motorcycle traveling nor mally on Nichols avenue S.E. “When they hit the county line, they tromped on the gas and really took off,” said Sergt. Kearns. Record Temperatarae This Tear. Highest. 91. on May 11. Lowest. 22. on March 2. High and Law es Last *4 Hoars. High. 83. at 3:55 p.m. Low. 67, at 6:05 a.m. Tida Tables. iPurnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Today. Tomorrow. High 10:23 a.m. 11:06 a.m. Low 4:41a.m. 5:30 a.m. High 10:53 p.m. 11:38 p.m. Lew 5:24 p.m. 6:11 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Risos. Seta. Sun. today 5:55 8:14 Sun. tomorrow 6:54 8:15 Moon, today 7:31a.m. 11:16 p.m. Automobile lights must bo turned on one-half hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation in inches in the Capital (current month to date): Month. 1053 Avs- Record. January 4.13 3.38 7.83 37 February 2.35 3.00 8.84 'B4 March 7.43 3.65 3.84 01 April 4.77 3.30 0.13 8u ' May 6.81 3.71 10.80 ’BO June 3.07 10.04 oo July 4.40 10.03 88 August 4.35 14.41 -28 September 8.60 17.46 34 October 3.0] 8.81 '37 November 5.71 7.18 '77 December 8.00 7.68 01 Temperatures la Variaas Cities. H. L. H. L. Abilene 60 53 Knoxville 7M 65 Albany 62 54 Little Rock. 68 54 Albuquerque 72 50 Louisville «i o 3 Anchorage . 53 46 Mempau 66 64 , Atlanta 84 64 Itlaml 84 "8 | Atlantic City 67 63 Milwaukee 40 36 Baltimore 78 87 Minneapolis *7 46 Billings 58 38 Montgomery 82 87 I Bismarck 52 S 3 New Orleani 64 71 Boise ... 71 44 New York . 73 58 Boston 57 60 Norfolk 80 60 Buffalo .. 58 54 Oklahoma C. 67 60 Burlington 60 48 Omaha 65 45 assas* ss s mt- a a BES* 811 PiSSTi., @ls cu.clnn.tl M fiu p'tl.nd. Sr. ... M SiKSSSI. a5! RST 818 gsa 88 88 BXSf B 8! Dos Moines 63 45 Salt Lake C. 72 60 Detroit.. 62 44 San Antonio 68 67 jjprtmTTl. 67 $4 RFrancleco 68 8 Huron 62 07 Savannah 92 06 MB"" 1 B 8 KP— HU few«S?. Si» SSK"": 8! Si Parade of s,oooSet For Tomorrow to Note Armed Forces Day The Washington area celebra tion of Armed Forces Day gets under way at 10:30 a.m. tomor row with a parade of 5,000 troops and civilians along Constitution avenue N.W. and a simultaneous exhibit of the latest military equipment at Bolling Air Force Base. The parade will contain five divisions and Army. -Navy, Air Force. Marine and Coast Guard Bands, as well as color bearers for all the services. Also par ticipating will be Washington high school cadets, veterans’ organizations, Gold Star Wives and Mothers, ROTC groups from the Capital’s colleges and units from tne District National Guard. Women representatives from the services also will march. The parade will reflect the theme of Armed Forces Day, “Power for Peace,” by having within its ranks some of the heaviest cali ber field guns in existence. Murray to Lead Parade. Police Chief Robert V. Mur ray. as marshal, will lead the parade, followed by a motor cycle escort of the Metropolitan Police Department. Distinguished guests, led by Secretary of De fense Wilson, will occupy the reviewing stand on the north side of Constitution avenue ad jacent to the Sixteenth street roadway into the Ellipse. ’ The last unit of the parade is expected to pass the reviewing stand by noon. Assurance has been given that even though the parade and the first part of the show at Bolling will run at the same time, peo ple will not miss anything by coming to Bolling as late as I p.m. The schedule there calls for afternoon repeats of flybys and other demonstrations. In other developments of the fourth annual celebration, it was made known that seven for mer Washington area men will be aboard the destroyer Robinson, which was due to tie up at pier 5, on Maine avenue S.W., this afternoon, as part of the program With her will be the submarine Piper. Both ships will be open to the public from 9 to II a.m., and from 1 to 5 p.m. tomorrow and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Capt. Ernest G. Campbell, commander of Destroyer Division 322, the Robinson’s division, was stationed at the Armed Forces Industrial College from 1946 to 1949. His son Richard currently is attending Landon School, and lives at 2122 Cali fornia street N.W. The skipper of the Robinson. Comdr. J. P. Drake, will be greet ed by his wife Dorothy and their three children on arrival. They live in Falls Church, Va., at 912 Barrett road. In addition, the following nisn are aboard the destroyer: Charles E. Hynson, 1008 M street S.E.; Donald E. Holtzclaw, 5105 Ben ning road N..E.; Lawrence A. Bush, 449 Randolph street N.W.; William R. Chaney, 2801 Thirty first street S.E., and Archie W. Ganske 0f209 Regina street, Alexandria, Va. Secretary Wilson to Speak. Tonight, starting with a re ception at 6 o’clock, there will be an Armed Forces Day dinner in the Hotel Statler, which is expected to be attended by al most 1,000. Secretary of Defense Wilson will make the principle address. The dinner is sponsored by the Military Order of the World Wars, the Navy League and the Air Force Association. Many cabinet members also will be on hand. A crowd in excess of 150,000 persons is expected to attend the events at Bolling tomorrow and Sunday. However, the field is so big that no congestion is ex pected and everybody will have ample room to walk around and inspect the thousands of exhibits. Both the Air Police and Metro politan police have made full provisions for the flow of traffic to and from the field and there will be ample parking space. Ad mission will be free. Stewart’s 29th Anniversary worsted W 47 - 11 CHARGE IT! * Duponts New fo/yesfar fiber TW Federol Spotlight ’ Scientific Agencies Renew Plea for Higher Salaries ' By Joseph Young The Government's scientific and military agencies are renewing their requests to Congress to raise salaries of Federal scientists, engineers, technicians and ! physicists. Most bureaus engaged in vital defense and national security work would like to see these employes, who now are under the Classification Act, placed under a wage board system, so their salaries can keep pace with pri vate industry. • ’ The need for top scientific and technical The generally higher wages ,M< * k paid by private industry in these fields leaves Government at a great disadvantage in the com petitive market. For example, the Bethlehem Steel Co. recently entered into an agreement with 45 of the largest colleges in the country. Under the agreement, the com pany will pay $3,000 to a college for each science graduate who is persuaded to take a job with Bethlehem and who remains at least four months. Most others of the leading in dustrial firms also offer induce ments to college graduates, such as attractive insurance, health and surgical benefits, liberal pension systems, attractive pro motion programs and additional educational opportunities for the employes at the company’s ex pense. All these inducements, plus the average $4,200 starting sal ary compared to the Govern ment’s $3,400, leaves Federal bu reaus at a distinct disadvantage This reporter the other day attended the biennial inspection of the National Advisory Com mittee for Aeronautics labora tories at Langley Field. Va. The NACA 5 s the Government agency that does the aeronautical re search for the Army and Navy Air Force as well as for the avi ation industry. Most of the visitors were top aviation industry officials and all of them were enthusiastic about the quality of NACA’s per sonnel and the fine work the agency is doing The general view expressed was, “We wish we could get these fellows for our company.” And undoubtedly some offers were made to the scientists and engineers there. Many of the employes want to make a lifetime career in the Government service, even if it means some financial sacrifice. But if the disparity In pay be tween Government and private industry remains too great, many of the employes say they cannot, in good conscience to their fam ilies, remain in the Federal service. * * * * RIDER REVOLT Chairman Rees of the House Civil Service Committee told the House yes terday that all civil service mat ters should be handled by his committee. “We do not think we have any monopoly on ideas, but members of Congress who write riders should introduce them as a bill so that they may be considered by the proper legislative commit tee,” Mr. Rees declared. The Kansan made his com ments as he sponsored a bill to take the place of the riders on the various appropriation bills that bar Federal employment of disloyal employes and those who strike against the Govern ment. Mr. Rees' bill would bar dis loyal persons and those who strike, as well as those officials who knowingly hire subversives. The measure also would impose prison sentences of two years on subversives who obtain Fed eral jobs, •* * * I LEAVE _ The House Civil Service Committee is scheduled to meet next Thursday in closed session to report the bill to re peal the Thomas use-it-or-lose it leave rider. Meanwhile the Senate Civil Service Committee meets today in executive session to vote on the House-approved bill removing top political offi cial* from the leave law. Some employe groups are urging the Senate unit to amend the House bill by repealing the Thomas rider. Employe groups point out this would be the quickest way of getting the leg islation through Congress. ** * * AGRICULTURE—The Agricul ture Department fared very well at the hands of the House Ap propriations Committee. The department actually received 1.4 per cent more funds than were asked by President Eisenhower. Although the Department’s 1954 money bill as voted by the committee is $24 million less than the current year’s appropriations, it probably will not mean any additional personnel cuts. The Department already has ordered the elimination of several thous and jobs. Should the House’s action be sustained by the Sen ate, some of these positions might be saved. ** * * TREASURY-POST OFFICE— The Post Office and Treasury Departments also fared well in their money bill voted by the House. The Post Office Department will not have to eliminate any WHO LIKES 12-MWP? (12-Month Wardrobe Plan—l 2 Months To Pay) The mon with a very large income; because, he, of all people, needs o large, coordinated wardrobe; and, with the pressure of heavy taxes and high living expenses, he welcomes this complete wardrobe plan at The Mode, with . . . 12 MONTHS IN WHICH TO PAY! 3lictia/idShmce fe? 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But Treasury officials say most of these cuts already have been made in anticipation of fund re ductions and consequently pres ent employes won’t be affected. The balance of the reductions can be achieved by not filling vacancies, they say. ** • * CAPITAL ROUNDUP Sec retary of Interior McKay has announced a major reorganiza tion of his office. Five staff di visions have been discontinued. They are the Divisions of Inter national Activities, Minerals and Fuels, Land Utilization, and Wa terand Power. A new division— the Technical Review staff—was created. Chairman Philip Young has issued a statement reassuring Federal annuitants that their pensions will not be affected in any way as a result of Congress’ refusal to make the Government's share of the payment into the Civil Service Retirement System this year. Mr. Young pointed out there are adequate funds on hand to meet current obligations, pending the report of the special committee appointed by Con gress to study the retireme.nt sys tem and make appropriate rec ommendations. Cornell Uni versity’s School of Business and Public Administration will hold a special six-week executive de velopment course this summer. The director of the program will be John J. Corson, manager of the Washington office of Mc- Kinsey 6s Co., management con sultants. Mr. Corson is a former Government official. (Be sure to listen to the radio edition of the Federal Spotlight at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow over WMAL.) Rockville School Benefit Twinbrook Elementary School, Rockville, will sponsor a fair from 11:30 a.m. to dark tomor row on the school grounds. Ar dennse avenue off Viers Mill road. Proceeds will be used to equip the playground. McLaughlin Gels Senate Confirmation For Utilities Post The Senate today confirmed the appointment of Robert E. McLaughlin as a member of the Public Utilities Commission. There was no debate. The Senate District Committee yesterday approved unanimously the 45-year-old lawyer, who was named Wednesday by President Eisenhower to succeed James H. Flanagan. Mr. McLaughlin will serve out the unexpired term of Mr. Flanagan, running to June 30, 1955. District Committee action was taken yesterday after eight wit nesses lauded Mr. McLaughlin's ability and integrity. Mr. McLaughlin, who testified first, briefly reviewed his experi ence as a lawyer, some of which time was spent in Government positions, and said “I feel there is a big job to be done. I think I have the qualifications to un dertake it, and if confirmed I am ready to go to work at once.” Answering questions by Sena tor Payne, Republican, of Maine. Mr. McLaughlin said he had done some law work on utility mat ters in recent years and that a check of his work records showed 60 per cent of this was on the consumer side, and some 40 per cent for utilities. He said none of his work for utilities concerned any District firms. High praise for Mr. McLaugh lin's character and ability came from District Commissioners Samuel Spencer and Renah F. Camalier, William A. Roberts, former people’s counsel and sen ior member of the law firm of Roberts & Mclnnis; L. Cor rin Strong, former Municipal Court Judge James A. Cobb, Ralph E. Becker, attorney: Maurice Friedman, attorney, and the Rev. Dr. Seth R. Brooks, pas tor of the Universalist National Memorial Church.