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Weather Forecast
Cloudy, showers likely tonight and tomor
row. Low tonight near 70. (Full report
plus weekend resort forecast on Page A-2.)
'Temperatures Today.
Midnight 81 6 am. 73 11 a.m. 84
2am 77 Bam 77 Noon 89
4 am.—74 10 am.—Bl 1 pm. 91
An Associoted Press Newspaper
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Phone Strike
Peace Terms
Are Agreed On
Union Spokesman
Says Contract Will
Be Signed Today
A tentative agreement was
reached early today in the wide
spread strike of telephone equip
ment installers.
A CIO Communications Work
ers of America spokesman at
New York negotiation headquar
ters told The Star a contract
would be signed today.
Some 17,000 union workers—
including about 250 in the Wash
ington area—quit Thursday
when negotiations collapsed with
Western Electric.
Western Electric is the manu
facturing arm of the Bell Tele
phone System. CWA strikers
had threatened to picket tele
phone exchanges and switch
board operators were expected to
honor the picket lines.
Covered 44 States.
The walkout covered 44 States
and the District. The dispute
was over wages, grievance ma
chinery and transfer of em
The New York union negoti
ator declined to discuss terms
until after the contract was
The union had demanded a
6-to-8-cent hourly pay increase.
Western Electric had offered
four to seven cents. Current pay
averages $1.86 an hour. The old
contract expired May 2.
Might Have Disrupted Calls.
Some 300,000 phone operators
are CWA members, and cross
country picketing might have
disrupted long-distance calls.
Since 80 per cent of the Na
tion’s phones are on the dial
system, it would take a good
while for the strike’s full impact
to hit home and office telephone
Maine, New Hampshire, Ver
mont and Montana were not af
fected in the dispute. Phone
companies in those States do
their own installation and main
tenance work.
Fairfax Warehouse
Sold to N.Y. Church
The huge Parr-Franconia
Warehouse m Fairfax County,
which is one of the largest stor
age buildings in the world, has
been bought by the Park Ave
nue Methodist Church of New
York for $6,634,000 as an invest
Erected two years ago by the
Parr-Franconia Warehouse Co.,
of California, the 30-acre build
ing is leased by General Services
Administration for storage. The
lease runs until December 31,
Paul R. Russell, chairman of
the church’s board of trustees,
said in New York that eventually
the church hopes to realize a
substantial income -from the
property for use in Methodist
work in the New York metro
politan area.
Fred D. Parr, chairman of the
board of the California corpora
tion which built the warehouse
and operated it until the sale
was completed, is a prominent
Methodist layman.
Under terms of the sale, the
church assumed a $4.5 million
mortgage on the warehouse held
by the Equitable Life Assurance
Society, according to Henry H.
Glassie, member of the Wash
ington law firm which repre
sented the warehouse corpora
tion in the sale.
Churchill Visit Reveals
West’s Split, Pravda Say ')
By th« Auociated Pr«n
MOSCOW. July 3.—Pravda
said today the latest conference
between Prime Minister Church
ill and President Eisenhower
showed that Britain and the
United States could not recon
cile their differences.
The Communist Party news
paper. commenting on this week’s
Washington conference in a
front page editorial, predicted
“future aggravations’’ of the
system of Free World alliances.
Failure to include France in
‘the discussions indicate that
Britain and America regard their
ally as a third rate power,
Pravda said. The paper added
that separate meetings were nec
essary because of a “growing
split in the Western Big Three.”
Monday Schedule for
st«rr Phone Services
TH« Sw, holiday telephone
services on MonL, v< j H |y 5 w j|| <*.
servo the following elating hours:
Classified Deportment, 9. a .m.-9
p.m. (classified ads may he placed
in person at the business counter in
The Stor lobby from 8 e.m. to 9 p.m.)
Circulation Department, I a.m.-
9:30 p.m.
News Department and main switch
board, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
As usual, night service lines will be
placed in operation subsequent to
close of main switchboard.
Thousands Leave for Holiday;
Ceremonies to Mark July 4th
'World's Largest Fireworks Display' ‘
Billed for Monument Grounds Monday
The long holiday week end got
off to a blistering start today
with temperatures expected to
go into the mid-90s.
The forecast for Washington
and for nearby resort areas was
Tomorrow's Forecast for Nearby Resort
Areos, Page A-2
the same—hot. Weather ob
servers were looking for thunder
showers, however, later this
afternoon and tonight to bring
slightly cooler weather tomor
Tonight’s low was expected to
be near 70 degrees.
Thousands surged out of the
city at the close of the working
day yesterday, and others were
getting underway today, police
Conference Expected
To Boost Tax Relief
On Dividend Income
Omnibus Bill Approved
By Senate, 63-9, After
Defeat of Recommittal
By J. A. O'Leary
A compromise restoring some
of the relief for dividend in--
come knocked, out of the big tax
revision bill before it passed the
Senate yesterday probably will
be worked out in a House-Senate
Conference Committee.
Both Houses began a holiday
reeess today. It may be late
next week before the conferees
reach final agreement on their
differences in the tax bill.
The bill, which passed the Sen
ate, 63 to 9, cuts taxes by an
other $1.3 billion in the next 12
months. It brings to $7.3 bil
lion the aggregate of tax relief
effective since January.
Complete Overhaul.
This is the first complete over
haul of the revenue laws in more
tnan half a century. It was
proposed by the administration
to aid business expansion and
correct numerous inequities re
sulting from piecemeal changes
in the code through the years.
All efforts to include another
general tax cut for wage earners
failed in the Senate. But the
bill contains a variety of pro
visions to benefit large groups
of wage earners who have spe
cial problems.
Senator Douglas, Demorcat, of
Illinois, tried to recommit the bill
to the Finance Committee at the
last minute, with instructions to
give small taxpayers the benefit
of the money saved when the
Senate struck out most of the
dividend relief. The Douglas mo
tion failed 62 to 15.
Senator Monroney, Democrat,
of Oklahoma, then tried to kill
all of the tax changes except the
one-year extension of the 52 per
cent corporation tax rate, the
only increase in the bill. This
failed 58 to 15.
Cuts Dividend Benefits.
After defeating all efforts to
help wage-earners, the Senate
upset its Finance Committee by
striking out most of the relief
for recipients of dividend income.
The committee had approved
House provisions under which
for the first year a stockholder
could deduct from income tax
the first SSO of dividend income
and claim a credit of 5 per
cent on the remainder. After
the first year the House bill ex
cluded SIOO of dividend income
from taxation and allowed a
credit of 10 per cent against the
This was estimated to cost the
Treasury $243 million the first
year and more than SBOO mil
lion in full operation. But the-
Senate struck out everything ex
cept the deduction of the first
SSO of dividend income. It is
believed that administration sup
porters will work for a com
promise in conference.
Members of Congress disagree
as to the ultimate cost of this
tax bill. Democrats claim the
$1.3 billion loss in 1955 will
mount to between $3.5 and $4
billion in later years. The Re
publicans say the beneficial
effects of the reforms will stimu
late business and thereby in
crease total tax collections to
offset the direct losses resulting 1
from the changes.
For individuals the bill makes
- ft - •
(See TAXES, Page A-2.)
This Prankster
Has a Peculiar
Sense of Humor
A prankster preying on store
keepers has sent thousands of
dollars worth of unordered goods
—including five new automobiles
—to a Silver Spring home. „
Mrs. Nathan Louft of 1218
Dale drive said the five auto
mobiles were delivered yesterday.
She said that on previous days
{his week the family has been
sent—each time c.o.d.—a wash
ing machine, S7B worth of
liquor and a dachshund puppy.
She said officials of the stores
involved told her that each time,
the person placing the order had
a young, male voice and said
he was placing the order for
his father.
Miming Mar*
— • * V
expectedto have their hands full
coping with the traffic.
Maryland State police called
every available man to patrol
highways In an attempt to cut
down the expected holiday traffic
Maj. William H. Weber, field
force commander, said the all
out patrol would continue until
2 a.m. Tuesday. He said all nor
mal functions other than patrol
work have been suspended
Fourth of July celebrations
were scheduled throughout the
Nation, mostly following the old
fashioned formula of a parade,
fireworks and patriotic speeches.
Fireworks Here Monday,.
Washington • will have its an
nual fireworks display Monday
at the Monument. It is billed as
the "world’s largest fireworks
display,” and will get underway
following a program starting at
8 p.m. Officials look for a crowd
of 10,000. Thousands of others
will watch from the rooftops of
buildings throughout the city.
There wilT be ceremonies at
Valley Forge, near Philadelphia,
where prospects for American
success in the War for Inde
pendence reached their lowest
ebb. At the Washington Me
morial Chapel there Acting Gov.
Johns of Florida will speak.
There will be other ceremonies
at Independence Hall in Phila
delphia, home of the Liberty
Fireworks will light up Bos
ton’s famed Common, where in
dependence was preached and
stoutly defended.
Nixon to Be Speaker.
Vice President Nixon will be
among the holiday orators. He
goes to Somerset, Pa., today to
take part in the town’s sesqui
centennial celebration.
Another in West
ern Pennsylvania will mark the
200th anniversary of the Battle
of Fort Necessity, which opened
the French and Indian wars.
The speaker will be Gen. George
C. Marshall
On the other side of the coun
try in California, a huge fire
works display will be touched off
tomorrow at the 103,000-seat Los
Angeles Memorial Coliseum. On
Monday, another big show.will
be staged in Pasadena’s Rose
Bowl, where 80,000 are expect
Holiday Traffic Toll
Is Mounting Slowly
By th* Associated Pratt
Traffic deaths mounted slowly
today millions of motorists hit
the highways for the three-day
July 4 holiday.
Only 22 traffic deaths had been
reported during the first 16 hours
of the holiday, which began at
6 p.m. local time yesterday and
will end at midnight Monday.
Four droWnings and no miscel
laneous accidental deaths were
reported, for jl total of 26 in all
types of mishaps.
Four died in a collision be
tween a bus carrying no passen
gers and an automobile at Mah
wah, N. J„ for the biggest single
.traffic death toll reported thus
The National Safety Council
has estimated that 430 persons
will be killed in traffic accidents
during the three-day holiday.
The council also estimated that
40 million cars will be on the
There were 434 violent deaths
in the. two-day July 4 holiday
last year. Included were 262 in
traffic accidents, 121 drownings,
50 from miscellaneous causes
and one from fireworks.
The record July 4 three-day
violent death toll was 676 in
1949. The largest July 4 three
day traffic toll was 366 in 1952.
Man Is Found Hanged
Near District Heights <
A 52-year-old man was found
hanged today from the limb of a
tree behind his home near Dis
trict Heights, Md.
Prince Georges County Police,
Pvt. John Nagy identified the
man as Frederick Radtke, 6767
Walker Mill road, a farm worker.
Police said the body was found
by Raymond Stack, a cousin, of
2808 Seventy-fourth avenue,
Kent Village.
An autopsy was to be per
formed at Gasch’s funeral home
by Dr. James I. Boyd, county
medical examiner.
Woman, 61, Confined 79 Years, Proves She Was Sane
By th» Atwciatad Pm* i
DETROIT, July 3. —“I hope
somebody wants me.”
That was the hope expressed
by Mrs. Louise Hartway,' 61.
yesterday when she ended 19
years a« an inmate in Michigan
mental hospitals.
She had gained freedom mostly
with her own hands.
Mrs. Hartway gasped with jcy
when Wayne County Circuit
Judge Lila M. Neuenfelt ruled
she had been committed without
sufficient evidence.
Dressed in an old-fashioned
black blouse and skirt, Mrs.
Hartway. a widow, fumbled near
sightedly because she has mis
placed her glasses. “I’m feeling
better with every second,” she
French Give Up
Key Della Post
To Viet Minh
Evacuate Phu Ly,
Signal Center, as
Red Troops Attack
By the Associated Pratt
SAIGON, Indo-China.—French
troops pulled out of Phu Ly to
day, abandoning the entire
t Southern third of the Red River
i Delta to the Communist-led Viet
, Minh.
Phu Ly is a road junction town
, of about 5,000 inhabitants. The
French Insist United States Was Ad
vised On Delta Withdrawal. Page. A-3
i French News Agency dispatch
i said munition stocks which could
not be evacuated from the town
; had been destroyed. The bridge
! across the Day River also was
i reported blown up.
Military sources in Hanoi were
quoted as saying that the Viet
; Minh apparently was concen
, trating its forces in the Phu Ly
area in an effort to cut French-
Viet Namese columns moving
i northward in their withdrawal.
Hit by 3 Battalions.
The French high command
had announced earlier that three
rebel battalions had struck at
Phu Ly, which is 35 miles south
of Hanoi. A key communica
tions center, it had been the
scene of much skirmishing in
nearly eight years of Indo-China
war. ,
First high command an
nouncement in Hanoi said one of
the attacking Viet Minh bat
talions had been encircled, with
at least 60 men slain, and that
100 French fighters and 20
bombers had hustled out to drop
150 tons of bombs on the rebels.
The French forces being at
tacked -in Phu Ly apparently
comprised the rear guard of gar
risons being withdrawn from the
Nam Dinh region, previously
abandoned by the French.
Warns of Consequences.
Viet Nam’s Premier Ngo Dinh
told the French high command
earlier that “grave political con
sequences” would follow with
drawal of French forces from
the Red River Delta.
The new Premier issued a
communique in which he said
he had “vigorously protested”
the withdrawal as soon as he
heard about It.
The communique published to
day in the Viet Nam press said:
“From its point of view the
Viet Namese government con
siders this evacuation as provi
sional, dictated solely by neces
sities of the moment and en
visaged steps aimed at redress
ing the situation in the near
future. To this work of redress
ment it calls all patriots and
all political and social organiza
Calls for Calmness.
The 53-year-old Nationalist
Premier called on the Viet
Namese to remain calm in the
face of the evacuation which
leaves some 2 million Delta in
habitants in the hands of the
Communist-led Viet Minh.
Mr. Diem’s statement coin
cided with a declaration by Gen.
Raoul Salan, aoting Indo-China
commander, that the massive
pull-back was purely a military
Gen. Salan asserted that the
operation “permits the French
high command to prepare a vio
lent riposte in case of need. The
game is far from lost.”
Reports Training Accord.
Gen. Salan told newsmen Lt.
Gen. John W. O’Daniel, Chief
of the American aid mission, had
been given authority to train
Viet Namese recruits under an
agreement signed a week ago.
But United States Embassy of
ficials denied such an accord had
been concluded.
, Commenting on the Delta
withdrawal, Gen. Salan said the
troop shift northward had foiled
a Viet Minh plan to attack Hanoi
at this time.
In Paris, Gen. Paul Ely, com
mander of military forces in
Indo-China, denied in effect that
the French withdrawal had been
agreed in negotiations with the
rebels and meant giving up the
whole region without a fight.
24 Die in Brazil Crash
SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 3
(JP).—A Brazilian Air Force
transport crashed and burned
shortly after taking off from the
airbase here last, night and 24
i persons were killed.
I Mrs. Hallway’s own legal
document opened the gates of
the institutions that had con
fined her ' since 1935. Judge
Neuenfelt said the handwritten
habeas corpus, prepared pains
takingly in what Mrs. Hartway
called “bedlam," was “in perfect
legal order.”
It led Judge Neuenfelt to re
quest a lawyer for Mrs Hartway.
Mrs. Hartway apologized foi
“looking like a tramp. She held
a tube of cheap lipstick
“Here I am and this is all I
have.” she said. “I wanted to
look so glamorous today."
Mrs. Hartway boarded a plane
last night for New Orleans where
she had a daughter and ten bro
thers and sisters. She had saved
the money for the ticket, part
The Happiest Holiday
Monopoly and Red Curb Seen
As United Fruit Suit Targets
Steps for 'Competition in Banana Industry'
In Latin America AskecLby Government
By the Associated Press
The Government has set off
a double-play attempt with a
qourt action against the United
Fruit Co.’s banana empire in
Central America.
Attorney General Brownell
announced late yesterday that
Guatemalan Rebob Unhappy About
Junta Compromise. Page A-3
the Government had filed an
antitrust suit in New Orleans
Federal Court asking that United
Fruit be ordered to take steps
to “establish effective competi
tion in the banana industry*
Federal officials apparently
Three Slain in Auto;
Man, Held, Confesses
- By th* Associated Press
man and two women were found
shot to death in an automobile
early today, and a few hours
later police arrested the husband
of one of the women.
Detective Sergt. Jack Halvey
said Carl Levy, a plumber, ad
mitted the shootings. No charge
was filed immediately.
Levy was arrested at the home
of a son by a former marriage.
The driver of the car appar
ently was hit while the vehicle
was moving.
Police identified him as Don
ald Knepp, 28, of Kansas City.
He had been shot in the head
three times, apparently with a
.22 caliber weapon, police said.
The woman lying in the seat
■next to him was not identified.
Police said she had been shot
at least once in the head.
In the back seat, with three
bullet wounds through the chest
and one between the eyes, was
a woman identified as Dolly
Marcell Levy, 29.
Police said a neighbor' told
them she had heard an argu
ment in front of the Levy home
shortly before dawn. The bodies
were found two blocks from the
Levy home.
' 4
Stocks in the Spotlight |
NSW YORK UP). Following are the
sales (add 00). high. low. closing price
and net change of the 20 most active
stocks for the week:
_ , Sales.Hlgh. Low. Close. Chge.
General Elec .1772 48% 45% 46%—%
Radio Corn ..1489 30% 29% 3(1% +1
Chrysler 1408 08% 63% 65% 4- 2%
U S Steel ..1069 49% 48% SiJtf + l
Reyn Tob 8..1028 35% 33% 33% —1%
Gen Motors ..1025 77% 71% 76% + 4%
United Fruit 1021 62 % 48% 50%+ 3%
Am & For Pwr 989 11% 10% 11%-t- %
Un Oil Calif . 900 46% 43 % 44% %
El & Mus ind .• 854 2% 2% 2% + %
Celanese 825 22 V, 20 22% 4-1%
RKO Pictures 807 6% 6% 6% + %
Pan Am W Air 708 12% 11% 11%— %
Mont ward <894 68% 63% 67% +3%
Mack Trucks 869 10% 14% 16 +l%
Raytheon ._ 680 12 10% 12 + %
Am Airlines _ 648 14 13% 13% — %
Am Radiator. 640 18% 18% 18%+ %
Boeing Air 622 45 42% 44%+ %
Greyhound 615 12 11% 11%+ %
of it coming from greeting cards
she made in the State nospital
and then sold.
An agrument over money be
gan Mrs. Hartley’s 19-year
nightmare. Pblice arrested her in
1935 during an argument over a
debt owed her. She was placed
in a hospital for observation the
examining doctors didn’t testify
in the court proceedings They
only signed affidavits saying she
had a “persecution complex and
w&9 irrational.”
Judge Neuenfelt said a study
of the 1935 court decision con
vinced her the medical evidence
was not sufficient to prove Mrs.
Hartway insane.
Mrs. Hartway told of being
sent to mental institutions at
Eloise, Kalamasoo and YpsilanU,
viewed the suit as also serving
another purpose—that of scotch
ing Communist propaganda
claims that the United States is
interested only in shielding
American business in Latin
The company—w hi c h has
headquarters in Boston—lost no
time in denying the Federal
monopoly charges.
Company Denies Charges.
Sam Baggett, the company’s
vice president and general coun
sel, issued a statement in New
York in which he said United
Fruit is convinced the action
“is based upon incomplete or
unreliable information and that
tjhe charges are groundless.”
The Government suit accuses
United Fruit of forcing out com
petition and of gaining control
of nearly all Central American
land used for growing bananas.
It also contends United Fruit
thus has managed to achieve
dominance in the production,
transportation and importation
of bananas.
The Justice Department moved
against the big fruit firm with a
backdrop of Government up
heaval in Guatemala, where
United Fruit has operated on a
large scale. The company’s larg
est operations are in Costa Rica,
Panama, Honduras and Guate
mala, in that order.
For the nast two years the
company riad been locKed m a
dispute with the Red-tinged
Guatemalan government of Pres
ident Jacobo Arbenz, which be
gan expropriating United Fruit
lands under an agrarian reform
law. The Arbenz regime now has
been ousted by a military junta.
Both the company and the
United States State Department
balked at the Guatemalan gov
ernment’s proposal for compen
sation, and efforts to settle tne
matter dragged on witnout get
ting anywhere.
For Propaganda Use.
It seemed to some American
officials that the Arbenz govern
ment preferred to keep the dis
pute alive so it could be used as
a propaganda weapon against
the United States.
The Justice Department suit
evoked this comment by A. L.
Bump, the Guatemalan manager
of the United Fruit Co.: “These
suits have been going on for a
long time and have not proved
we are a monopoly.” Mr. Bump,
who spoke out from Guatemala,
said United Fruit has done much
for the countries in which it
A wage dispute with some 20,-
000 Honduran workers erupted
into a strike against United
Fruit about six weeks ago. The
situation there has been tense.
The company came to terms with
Costa Rica about a month ago,
increasing its payments to that
i and finally Northville, near De
> troit.
“At Northville I was put in
with patients so helpless they
1 had to be fed,” she said. “When
i I complained they moved me to
. another ward.
"At times I was afraid I was
going insane. I don’t pretend
to be as well as I was when I
was put away. But they say
... if you think you’re insane,
you’re probably not.”
Once active in Detroit politics
and the operator of a secretarial
service, Mrs. Hartway wants to
forget the last 19 years now,
. She says:
“After all these years I just
want to go down and be with my
people. Maybe I can find a job
, —but I doubt it, now.”
Sam Reynolds Gets
Butler's Senate Posl;
Omaha Businessman
Gov. Crosby Announces
Selection; Appointee
To Serve Until Fall
By th* Associated Brass'
LINCOLN, Nebr., July 3.—Gov.
Robert B. Crosby announced to
day he will appoint Sam Rey
nolds, 63, Omaha businessman,
as interim successor to the late
Senator Hugh A. Butler, Repub
lican, of Nebraska.
Since Mr. Reynolds is a Re
publican, this leaves the balance
of the Senate unchanged at 48
Republicans, 47 Democrats and
one Independent.
The Governor made his an
nouncement at the opening of
a special Republican State Cen
tral Committee meeting to nom
inate a candidate for the four
years remaining of Senator But
ler’s six-year term.
Will Serve Until Fall.
Mr. Reynolds would serve un
til the November election, and
then the man,elected In No
vember would serve out the re
i mainder of the term. Gov.
Crosby said Mr. Reynolds would
not be a candidate for the four
year term.
Gov. Crosby told the commit
tee that under “the bitterly un
fortunate State law you have to
make your selection three days
in advance of the funeral of
Senator Butler,” and this ac
counts for the fact that what
the committee is doing “seems
to be lacking in decorum.”
Pledged to Taft in 1952.
Mr. Reynolds is a past com
mander of Omaha Post No. 1 of
the American Legion and for
merly was Omaha civil defense
director. He was pledged to Sen
ator Robert A. Taft as a dele
gate to the 1952 Republican na
tional convention. During World
War II Mr. Reynolds served as
a colonel in the Army Specialist
Corps and was director of corps
activities in the 7th Service
Command then headquartered in
Mr. Reynolds is married and
has t two daughters.
Brief Rites Held Here
For Senator Butler
Brief funeral services for Sen
ator Butler, who died Thursday
pital, were held here today.
The Senator’s body will go by
train tonight to his home in
Omaha. Nebr., where services
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday
from the First Central Congrega
tional Church.
At the Capitol praise for
Senator Butler came yesterday
in both the Senate and the
House. Majority and minority
leaders in both chambers joined
with members from Nebraska In
brief eulogies. A formal me
morial service will be arranged
later. /
Lawmakers Going to Omaha.
Some members of the Benate
and House will go to Omaha by
train tonight and others will
fly there Tuesday morning to
attend the funeral.
“Every member of the Senate
feels a deep personal loss.” Re
publican Leader Knowland. Re
publican. of California said as
the Senate convened yesterday.
“Nebraksa has lost one of its
foremost statesmen and the Re
publican Party one of its pillars
of strength,” said Senator Lyn
don B. Johnson of Texas, the
minority leader. ,
In the House. Majority Leader
Hallack, Republican, of Indiana
and Minority Leader McCor
mack, Democrat, of Massachu
setts, mourned Senator Butler's
Real Estate
Pages B-l to B-9
Colonel Seized
In Burglaries
'Just for Thrill'
Pentagon Aide Had
Brilliant Record.
As War Flyer
An. Air Force colonel with %
brilliant war record was arrested
yesterday as a burglary suspect
in Las Vegas. Nev.
The Clark County sheriff’s of
fice there said the personable,
dark-haired suspect gave his
name as Col. Robert Hutchinson ,
Orr, 36, of 2029 Kensington
street, Arlington, Va.
Sheriff’s Deputy Elmer Dayton
said he told them he burglarized
fashionable hotels “just for
kicks.” No formal charges have
been placed against him.
A Pentagon spokesman said a
Col. Robert H. Orr of that age
and address is administrative as
sistant to Maj. Gen. Robert
Burns assistant vice chief of
staff of the Air Force.
Man Found in Room.
The sheriff’s office said John
Saville of Temple City, Calif.,
told them he found a man in
his hotel room in Las Vegas.
He said the man professed to be
a plumber.
The man was dressed in a
business suit, however, and Mr.
Saville became suspicious, he
told officers. Col. Orr, arrested
at nearby bar, was identified by
Mr. Saville, officers said.
In the $10,412-a-year colonel’s
hotel room, officers found a black
kit containing burglary tools,
several dozen hotel keys and $2.-
000 in stolen watches, the Asso
ciated Press reported.
Deputies said he , told them he
had “cracked up mentally” in
1952. He told them he arrived in
Las Vegas by air Thursday from
Mr. Dayton said the colonel’s
case will be discussed this after
noon with the Clark County dis
trict attorney. Air Force intel
ligence officers also have ques
tioned Col. Orr, he said.
Holds Several Medals.
The colonel, who is married,
holds the Distinguished Flying
Cross, the Distinguished Service
Cross, the Air Medal, Silver Star
and Purple Heart, all awarded
for combat duty in World War
n and the Korean struggle.
One of his Air Force feats was
leading a 46-plane Thunderjet
attack on troop concentrations
in Korea on November 15, 1952,
near the North Korean capital
of Pyongyang.
A veteran of 16 combat mis
sions in the Pacific during World
War 11, he was awarded the
Purple Heart as a result of flak
wounds suffered while piloting a
A native of Pittsburgh, Col.
Orr attended Staunton Military
Academy in 1938'and joined the
Air Force in 1940, He won his
wings in 1941 at Maxwell Field.
After a four-year assignment
in the War Plans Division of the
Air Force at the Pentagon, he
was assigned to duty in Korea
on June 1, as commanding offi
cer of the 49th Fighter-Bomber
There was nobody at home
today at the Kensington street
address. Neighbors said they
understand Mrs. Orr is vaca
tioning in New England. The
couple have two children, a son
and a daughter.
,4 Die in New Jersey
In Bus-Car Collision
By th* Associated Pratt
MAHWAH. N. J., July 3. A
bus carrying no passengers and
an auto collided headon on Route
17 early today, killing four of the
five persons m the car.
The accident backed up traf
fic on the main artery feeding
New York State resorts for 10
miles in New Jersey and forced
police to reroute traffic.
The dead, according to police
were: Irving Gechlik, 41. of
Brooklyn, N Y.; Ell L. Lubow
sky, about 35 cf Brooklyn; Edith
i Lubowsky aooul 30. his wife,
and Barry Lubowsky, 9, his soft.
A fifth occupant of the car,
Murray Lubowsky, 12.. whose
family was wiped out. was taken
to Good Samaritan Hospital in
nearby Suffcm, N. Y., in critical
The driver of the bus, Curtis
Clark, of Hackensack. N. J., was
admitted to the same hospital
with a gash in the head and
possibly » oroken ankle. He was
suffering from shock.
The vehicles were telescoped
and had to dc pried apart by a
wrecker and another truck.
After Life of Work
Man Becomes Priest
IT HAPPENED AT 70 - Holla P.
Currie one day retired from the Agri
culture 'Department and decided that
he wo* going to be an Episcopal priest.
Father Currie explains why he wait
ed until he was 70 on Pago A-6.
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