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THE EVENING STAR
Washington, D C. MONDAY, JOITE 14, I*6* A-2 ** Woman Dies Instantly When Virginia Crash Hurls Her From Car A Long Island (N. 7.) woman was killed instantly yesterday when she was thrown from a car driven by her husband after it hit a culvert on Route 211, three miles west of Amissville, Va. Virginia State police identified the dead woman as Mrs. JoAnne Ruth Traber, 24, of Rosslyn, Long Island. Her husband, William A. Traber. 29, was reported in seri ous condition at Warrenton Hos pital with head cuts and bruises. Police said the Traber car ap parently skidded on wet pave ment before striking the culvert. Car Flips Over on Bridge, Killing Arlington Woman A 24 - year -old Arlington woman was killed early yester day when the convertible in which she was riding ran up a stanchion on the southbound Fourteenth Street Bridge and turned over on top of her, ac cording to police. She was identified as Maggie Jeter, colored, of 1921 North Edi son street. Arlington. The driver, Elton Williams, 25, of the 5100 block of North Nine teenth road, Arlington, and Ros ette Clark, 18, of 2235 Dinwiddle street, Arlington, another pas senger, climbed out from under the car unhurt. Police said the automobile ap parently went out of control and rode about 8 feet up the stan chion before flipping over and landing on the bridge. Williams was charged with homicide and driving at an un reasonable speed. He was placed under a SSOO bond. Roanoke Crash Fatal To Washington Man ROANOKE, Va., June 14. (IP). —Aaron Marshall, 40, of 1855 California street N.W., Wash ington, D. C., died in a hospital here last night of injuries re ceived in an automobile mishap early yesterday. Also injured in the accident was Mr. Marshall’s son, William, 15, of the same address. The elder Marshall suffered a skull fracture, a fractured right ankle and face cuts. His son suffered a fractured left hip and left ankle. The youth’s condition was said to be fair. Police said their car struck a bridge. The Marshalls were re ported to have been visiting rela tives here. 5 Week-End Deaths Raise *54 Virginia Toll to 314 By th* Associated Pross Five persons died over the week end as a result of injuries received in traffic accidents on Virginia highways, sending the 1954 State highway fatality toll to 314, compared with 390 a year ago. The victims included: Joe N. Wright, 53, of Washing ton, who died instantly in a sin gle-vehicle crash Sunday on U. S. 17 a mile southeast of Port Royal. William Dellmon Sine, 28, of Edinburg, in Shenandoah Coun ty, who died Saturday in a Woodstock hospital of injuries received in a non-collision acci dent June 6 on State Route 623 in Shenandoah County. Zed L. Williams, Jr., Heads District VFW Zed L. Williams, jr., 39-year old Washington auctioneer, has been elected department com mander of the District Veterans of Foreign Wars, it was an nounced today. The department was in convention last week in the Hotel Burlington. Mr. Wil liams is a member of Washing ton. Post No. 2194. Other officers include Francis C. Woods, senior vice comman der; Ralph Lewis, junior vice commander; Edward Spedden, quartermaster; Benjamin E. Reed, chaplain; Rutherford Day, judge advocate; and Dr. Paul A. Manganaro, surgeon. VMI Alumni Elect LEXINGTON, Va., June 14 UP). —H. E. Doyle of Richmond yes terday was re-elected president of the Virginia Military Institute Alumni Association. The Weather Here and Over the Nation District and vicinity—Pair to-1 night with low about 68. Tomor-' row partly cloudy and quite warm with high about 94. Maryland and Virginia—Fair , tonight with low in the 60s. To morrow partly cloudy and quite warm. Wind—Gentle and variable to night and tomorrow. \\x a US. WEATHER BUREAU MAP \\ | Oaf««iwii of Commo.it w X 64 It ,A 'WFiMwM low Tempo rot urtt ond Ai»«» \ (Ji X. V A\» 70 ' Tftnporolwf* sK#w Avtff ft Atom *"° w ‘ p *rr* At Os 1 M A M IST *•'" *"** Jun# 14,1954 HtfKg mnd l#w» m lottos Precipitation tonight will be limited to a few scattered showers in extreme Southern Florida and some thunderstorm activity in the Western Lakes, the Middle Mississippi Valley and the Eastern Plains. It will be cooler in the Dakotas. —AP Wirephoto IVlap. A O i§ / up Hr . ||Py- III! | * gflfJßll > Jl ' * k * •» Bb Mg *! | p s i ? g jfiBSBBBra ■b M 7 ATTORNEY GENERAL RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE—Attorney General Herbert Brownell, jr., receives an honorary law degree at American University graduation exercises yesterday. On right is Robert B. Fletcher, chairman of the university's Board of Trustees. Strobel to Succeed « Reynolds in Public Buildings Service Peter A. Strobel, Denmark born consulting engineer and construction executive, has been named Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service the world’s largest operation in real estate management. The appointment was made public today by General Services Administrator Edmund F. Man sure. Mr. Strobel will succeed W. E. Reynolds, who retires June 30 after 21 years of su pervision of the Government’s public buildings. Mr. Mansure also made public a letter to Mr. Reynolds paying tribute to his work. “Pioneering achievements of outstanding character stand to your credit in the General Ac counting Office, the handsome terminal buildings of the Wash ington National Airport, the United States Court House and the Clinical Center of the Na tional Institutes of Health in greater Washington —to name only a few,” Mr. Mansure wrote Mr. Reynolds. Grateful to U. S. Mr. Mansure said Mr. Strobel accepted the post in gratitude for the opportunities this coun try accorded him after he came to the United States as a fledg ling civil engineer recentily grad uated from the Royal Technical University of Copenhagen. The 53-year-old engineer started as a structural steel draftsman, becoming successively a designing engineer, field in spector, chief engineer and con sulting engineer. He is a partner in the New York firm of Strobel & Salzman. Mr. Mansure said he has given up all active participa tion in the firm to take this post. He was chief structural engi neer for the New York World’s Fair. He invented, designed and supervised construction of port able airplane hangars and de signed for the Corps of Engineers prefabricated army barracks for use in field operations. Served on AEC Group. He served on the committee reporting to the Atomic Energy Commission on economy in plan ning and constructing new atomic energy projects and shared in construction for atomic research at Cornell Uni versity. Mr. Strobel has participated in the construction of industrial plants, warehouses, material handling facilities, cement and power plants, armories, hangars, railroad stations, garages, com mercial buildings, shopping cen ters, hospitals, churches, re search centers, university build ings and apartments. He is married and has a daughter who graduated from the Architectural School of De sign at Harvard University. His home is in New Rochelle, N. Y. River Report. (From U. S. Engineers.) Potomac River cloudy at Harpers Ferry and slightly muddy at Great Falls; Shenandoah cloudy at Harpers Ferry. Humidity. (Readings Washington National Airport.) | Yesterday— Pet. Today— Pet. | Noon 47 Midnight i>7 4 p.m. 39 8 a.m. 67 8 p.m. 41 10 a.m. 59 Record Temperatures This Year. Highest. 00. on June 13. Lowest. 13, on January 23. Powell Glass, Jr„ Regrets Supporting Eisenhower By th* Associated Press ROANOKE, Va., June 14. Powell Glass, jr., has "confessed” he and other Democrats who supported Gen. Eisenhower for President made a mistake. “In the words of another Democrat, ‘lf I have erred there will be no denial, because self criticism is the secret weapon :of democracy and candor and confession are good for the po litical soul,’ ” Mr. Glass said here Saturday night at a political ! rally. | Mr. Glass said Gen. Eisen j hower cast his lot with the Re -1 publican Party—“a party that for 18 months has again shown 1 that it will not and cannot work as a unit for the good of all of the people of this country.” Mr. Glass, who is'37, is seek ing the Democratic nomination for the 6th congressional dis trict seat now held by Repre sentative Poss, Republican, of Radford. Gen. Nichols Held Backing Board-in Oppenheimer Case By th* Associated Pratt NEW YORK. June 14.—The New York Times said today that Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Nichols, general manager of the Atomic i Energy Commission, has drafted i his recommendation in the Op penheimer security case. “It supports the Gray board’s find ing that Dr. J. Robert Oppen heimer is ‘loyal,’ but should not be retained as a consultant to the commission,” a Washington dispatch to the Times by James Reston said. “Thus, the famous atomic sci entist has lost another round— the next to the last—in his long fight to be restored as a reliable servant of his Government.” the dispatch said. The story also said: Gen. Nichols’ recommendation I has not been delivered in final form to the members of the AEC, but this will be done later this week when the five-man com mission will begin the final step in the proceedings. Gen. Nichols has discussed his recommenda tion with commission members. It is understood that Gen. Nichols’ letter to the AEC is more critical of Dr. Oppenheimer than the majority finding of the Gray board—a three-member special Atomic - Energy Commis sion Security Board. The board—headed by Gordon Gray, former Secretary of the Army and now president of the University of North Carolina— recently found unanimously that Dr. Oppenheimer is a loyal citi zen and it praised his discretion. However, the board voted, 2 to 1, that under the administration's regulations Dr. Oppenheimer must be classified as a security i risk. High and Low of Last 24 Hoars. High. 96. at 3:25 p.m. Low. 68. at 6:40 a.m. Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Today. Tomorrow. High 7:25 a.m. 8:04 a.m. Low 1:42 a.m. 2:27 a.m. High 7:49 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Low 2:28 p.m. 3:11 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Rises. Sets. Sun. todav 5:42 a.m. 8:35 p.m. Sun. tomorrow __ 6:42 a.m. 8:36 p.m. Moon, today . 7:17 p.m. 3:56 a.m. Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation in inches In the ; Capital (current month to date): Month. 1954. Ays Record. January ... 2.30 838 7.83 37 ! February 0.85 3.00 6.84 'B4 ' March 3.47 365 8.84 91 April 3.30 3.30 9.13 ’B9 May 298 3.71 10.69 S 3 June 0.09 3.97 10.94 ’OO July ... 4.40 10.63 'B6 August 4.35 14.41 28 September 3.69 17.46 ‘34 October 2.91 8.81 '37 November ... 2.71 7.18 '77 December 3.09 7.69 'Ol Temperatures in Various Cities. H.L. H.L. j Abilent 93 75 Key West... 89 78 Albany ... 82 60 Knoxville .. 90 67 Albuquerque 88 58 Little Rock.. 98 73 Anchorage . 64 47 Los Angeles. 66 67 Atlanta 92 68 Louisville . 94 70 Atlantic City 77 64 Memphis... 95 74 Baltimore 95 67 Miami 87 77 Billings 78 48 Milwaukee . 90 70 Birmingham 91 70 Minneapolis 87 70 Bismarck 89 62 Montgomery 95 68 Boise 69 46 Hew Orleans 89 79 I Boston 79 56 New York.. 89 61 Buffalo ~82 62 Norfolk _ 95 68 Burlington . 72 5? Oklahoma C. 91 68 Charleston.. 84 <o Omaha . . . 86 73 Charlotte .. 94 69 Philadelphia 93 70 Cheyenne... 83 51 phoenix . 93 66 Chicago 95 73 Pittsburgh . 85 59 Cincinnati.. 81 68 Poland. Me. 62 65 Cleveland.. 93 63 p. t i, D d. Or. 60 61 SSET". $ 73 - gs! | £s n Moines: 87 69 “ I asaf::--s»a»i£ i Port Worth. 97 72 £“ ™ i 1 Houston 94 69 5? 2:, Huron 87 69 51 5r I ! Indianapolis 92 68 f.% “j Jackson .. 95 71 5** 111 * $7 15 ; Kansas City 91 74 Tampa 91 73 , Kansas my. us <* wichita 95 71 i 'Vigilance' in Face Os Other Ideologies Urged by Brownell Attorney General Brownell last night urged vigilance to “pre i serve our liberties from those ! who owe allegiance to other | ideologies and also from those j misguided persons whose zeal i may lead them into errors no less destructive.” Adressing the 40th commence ment of American University, Mr. Brownell made an apparent reference—without naming him —to Senator McCarthy, Repub lican, of Wisconsin, and his dif ferences with the Administra tion. “Under our system,” he said, “no person can be allowed to set himself above the laws of the land; no branch of Government can usurp powers of another branch—not if our system of Government is to survive.” Business of Everyone. The preservation of our free doms and form of Government, he said, must be the business of every citizen but “that does not require a return to the vigi lantes of the frontier.” Mr. Brownell told the 438 members of the graduating class that an optimistic picture can be painted of the wonderful op portunities facing the youth of this generation in the “Age of Marvels.” “As we face the future,” he went on, “we must apply more knowledge and intellect to the problem of protecting our free dom and less prejudice and emo tion.” Reminding his hearers of the divide-and-conquer strategy of the Communists, he declared: “We must not fall for it, nor follow others who fall for it. Our enemies exploit every differ ence among us. We cannot, as they would like us to do, lose faith in our institutions and in the essential wisdom of free men.” Must Counter Lies. Mr. Brownell emphasized that both the agents of a foreign government and the demagogues thirsting for personal power would destroy the trust on which this nation is built and operates. “We cannot be content,” he said,” “to merely parry each thrust of either the Communist or the would-be demagogue, 'f’he tactics of deceit are limitless. We must counter each lie or half truth with full truth.” The truth, he added, must be used aggressively “for it is truth and trust which make men free and keep men free.” Creditor Too Drastic: He Derailed a Train For using a rare method of persuasion, Rabari Jai-Mala got a five-year prison sentence in Ah medabad, India. To make his debtor repay a loan of $l,lOO he derailed a train on which the debtor was travel ing, after having warned him by anonymous letter of the grave consequences of repaying the loan. 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With only about six or seven weeks remaining before Con vgress is scheduled to adjourn, any lengthy period of delay could mi the legislation However, there is ample time left, providing the administra- tion does not try to kill the" classified and postal pay bills by stalling tactics. In fact most Federal pay raise bills have been en- vjHPP acted in the ' 9 final days— Wt -l or even final R| hours —of Congress. f There’s little doubt that the ad m i nistra- H M al pay raise * bill approved i»»«. by the House Civil Service Com mittee. Chairman Rees of the committee, who opposed the measure but was outvoted, has taken his time on filing the com mittee’s pay report. It is due to be filed in the House tomorrow and then referred to the House Rules Committee. The rules group is not ex pected to take immediate action, with the result that the postal employe unions plan to get the bill out of the committee and up tor House action tnrough use of a discharge petition. Although this requires the signatures of 218 of the House’s 435 members, the postal groups are confident they can secure them. The classified employes pay raise bill appears to be languish ing at the moment in the House Civil Service Committee. Al though the group approved the pay bill several weeks ago, there is no inclination to rush into ac tion on the classified pay meas ure. The committee is now holding extended hearings on the Whit ten rider, which it decided to include as part of the pay bill. From all indications, the ad ministration has lost whatever enthusiasm it had for the classi fied employe pay reclassification proposals it submitted to Con grass several months ago. The Senate Civil Service Committee has not yet scheduled hearings. The administration’s attitude appears to be that if it can’t se cure its postal pay reclassifica tion proposal, it isn’t too inter ested in an adjustment of classi fied employe salaries. The ad ministration is not opposed •as such to a modest Federal classi fied employe pay increase along reclassification lines, but it is not doing anything further about getting Congress to act on the legislation. ** * * LIFE INSURANCE Chair man Carlson of the Senate Civil Service Committee announces his group will meet Friday in execu tive session to redraft legisla tion to provide group life insur ance benefits to Government em ployes. The committee has its job cut out for it. During testimony last Friday many of the Government employe groups were cool to the administration’s bill in its pres ent form. In fact the Govern ment Employes Council, which represents more than 600,000 Federal employes in various APT. groups, urged that the bill be de ferred. Other groups such as the Na tional Federation of Federal Employes, the American Federa tion of Government Employes and the various postal groups urged considerable rewriting of the bill before it would be ac ceptable to them. Among the employe groups’ complaints: Federal employes should get the proposed benefits free without having to pay the contemplated $6.50 a year per SI,OOO worth of insurance; em ployes should be told in greater detail automatically covered, but should only be included if they specifically say they want to participate; the Government should underwrite the program instead of private insurance companies; the amount of the policies should not decrease so sharply after age 65; employes still working for the Govern ment after 65 should not be re quired to contribute further to the insurance fund. ** * * JOBLESS BENEFITS Key members of the House Ways ■ and Means Committee are pre dicting their group will approve legislation, this week or next, to provide unemployment com pensation benefits to Federal employes. ** * * NLRB—To clarify an item that appeared here last week, the National Labor Relations Board .officials who were criti cized by the Court of Claims in the dismissal of an employe were not NLRB board members, past or present. The officials involved were subordinate. ** * * COMMERCE—The Commerce Department has issued a writ ten memorandum from Assist ant Secretary James Worthy to all operating officials, emphasiz ing that all employes must be treated alike, regardless of race, color, religion or national origin. Mr. Worthy issued the memo when he found that the depart ment never had issued a written policy on the subject. ** * * CAPITAL ROUNDUP The following Treasury Department employes have been selected to participate in the department’s fourth fiscal service executive development program: George L. Clark, Jack M. Evans, Sebastian Fama, John M. Harrison. Harry F. Opperman, Mrs. Eileen P. Snyder, James W. Bowser, jr., Martha Fox and Leonidas B. Rose, jr. . . . Gertrude M. 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Powell, bishop of Maryland. reau of Engraving and Printing, to attend the biennial conven tion of the National Federation of Federal Employes in Dallas in September. .. . Seven Interior Department employes here have been awarded distinguished serv ice citations by Secretary Mc- Kay. They were Clarence R. Bradshaw, Bureau of Land Man agement; Ned J. Burns (posthu mous award), National Park System; Alvin B. Carpenter, Walter H. Horning, BLM; Ger ald M. Kerr, BLM: Howard I. Smith and Guy C. Stevens, Geo logical Survey. . . . ** * * FAITHFUL SERVICE Miss Julia A. Burns, a statistical clerk for the research component of the USAF Air Weather Service at Andrews Air Force Base, has received a letter of appreciation for 10 years’ “faithful service.” In presenting the letter, Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, jr., AWS commander, said her knowledge of statistical proced ures and ability to apply it to problems have “constituted a valuable contribution to our mission.” SAFE DRIVER —Harry W. Wells, jr., 17-year-old Be thesda-Chevy Chase High School student, won first place in the Maryland Junior Chamber of Commerce Roadeo in Baltimore Satur day. He was awarded a plaque, a SSO savings bond and a movie camera. Young Wells, who lives at 3200 Le land street, Chevy Chase, will represent Maryland in the national finals here Au gust 10-14 when State cham pions will compete for $3,100 in scholarships. Six in Minister's Family Are Killed in Home Fire By th* Associated Brass EVARTS, Ky., June 14.—Six members of a Negro minister’s family were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their home late Saturday night. Coroner Tom Lee said the Rev. George Drummond and Mrs. Drummond escaped with two children just before flames en veloped their four-room frame home. Those who died were the min ister’s mother, Mrs. Virginia Drummond, 72; a daughter. Lydia, 21, and her two children, Barbara, 5, and Calvin, 3; a son, Victor Joe, 3, and another daughter, Vera, 18 months.