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Washington, D. C.
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Embassy Dairy Sold
To Producers' Group
In $3,850,000 Deal
The Maryland and Virginia
Milk Producers Association yes
terday announced the purchase
of the Embassy Dairy, largest in
dependently owned dairy in this
William B. Hooper, assistant
manager of the association, wtfo ■
will be Embassy’s managing di
rector and treasurer,- said the
sale was completed as a $3,850,-
000 cash transaction.
Potential sale of Embassy,
which distributes about 10 per
cent of the area’s milk, was an
nounced nearly two months ago.
But a month ago James J.
Ward, president of Embassy, an
nounced he had changed his
mind about the deal.
Asked what had happened in
the meantime to put the transac
tion back on the track. Mr.
Hooper said Mr. WarG changed
his mind again the following day,
and that since that time details
of the sale were being worked
Mr. Hooper said there had
been no threat of court action,
even though the parties had
signed a sales contract at the
time Mr. Ward disclosed he had
decided not to sell.
Mr. Hooper said the title
changed hands today and that
the new management would take
over Embassy August 1. He said
part of the sales price was bor
rowed from the Bankers’ Co
operative and assiciation mem
bers financed part of it. The
transaction was handled by
Columbia Title Insurance Co.
The 1,900-member dairy farm
er co-operative now has almost
complete control of milk pur
chased for the Washington area.
It announced its policy will re
main the same for Embassy, with
no advance in prices. Mr. Hooper
said it was hoped prices may
in time be reduced.
United Press Refuses
To Reinstate Writer
By Hw Associated Frost
NEW YORK. July 27,-The
United Press Association yes
terday rejected a request of the
American Newspaper Guild. CIO,
that Theodore S. Polumbaum,
Boston television script writer
fired last year, be reinstated and
reimbursed for lost pay.
Mr. Polumbaum was dis
charged in April last year, one
day after he appeared before the
House Committee on Un-Ameri
ean Activities and refused to say
whether he ever had been a
Communist. Previous witnesses
had testified he was a member of
the Communist Party’s youth
movement while a student at
Yale University.
The guild protested the firing
and the case went to arbitration.
An arbitrator ruled that a news
service is entitled to discharge
an employe if he takes such a
determined stand on a highly
controversial question that the
news service customers feel he is
The arbitrator held, however,
that the United Press had failed
to prove its contention, as stated
In a letter to the Guild, that Mr.
Polumbaum in his committee
testimony intentionally created a
doubt as to his honesty.
But the arbitrator concurred
with the position taken by the
United Press that its writers
must be free of any suspicion of
bias if the news service is to
retain the confidence of its cus
9th Case of D. C. Polio
The Health Department re
ported the ninth case of polio
today, with the case of a 5-year
old colored girl, who lives in the
20Q. block of Kentucky avenue
S.E. Last year at this time,
there were 17 cases in the
The Weather Here and Over the Nation
District and vicinity—Pair to
night with low about 69. Tomor
row mostly sunny and continued
rather warm.
Maryland—Fair tonight with
low 52-56 in west and 62-68 in
east portions. Tomorrow mostly
sunny and continued rather
Virginia Fair tonight with
low 58-66 in west and 62-70 in
east portions. Tomorrow mostly
aunny with little change in tem
Wind—Gentle and variable
tonight and tomorrow'.
Five-Day Forecast for Washing
ton and Vicinity, July 28-Aug. 1.
Temperatures will be near the
normal high of 86 and normal
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast for to
night ewer the Central GoU Coast, the Upper Mississippi Valley,
the Northern and Central and the Northern Rockies.
There will be some rain along the North Pacific Coast. It will
begcooler over the Northern Plateau. —AP Wirephote Map.
Police Trio Indicted
On Twenty Counts in
Traffic Shakedown
Three District policemen’were
under indictment today on a
total of 20 counts of shaking
down motorists arrested for traf
fic violations.
All suspended members of the
Metropolitan Police’s 14th pre
cinct, the three named by a
grand jury are: Pvts. Cecil H.
Perry, 25, of the 1100 block of
Belleview street S.E., 13 counts;
George J. Maurer, 27, of the
1900 block of Naylor road S.E.,
5 counts, and Albert M. Pizzi, 29,
of the 3600 block of Minnesota
avenue S.E., 2 counts.
The trio was charged with
arresting motorists, mostly on
speeding counts, and asking
bribes of from $5 to $25 either
on the spot or after the victims
appeared at a precinct station.
. Many of the motorists in
volved were cab; drivers whose
licenses were in jeopardy. The
indictment said the racket was
worked from February. 1953, un
til 13 months later when a cab
driver complained.
Assistant United States At-
Maryland and Virginia
Newt in Brief”"
Mayor Beverley Lashes
City Manager Willard
Mayor Marshall J. Beverley
of Alexandria today issued a
bristling attack on City Manager
Ira Willard, saying that Alex
andria needs a new city manager
more than it needs the current
government survey.
The Mayor has been a foe
of the government survey since
Mr. Willard proposed it a year
ago, claiming it was too expen
sive. The entire survey is ex
pected to cost $40,000.
The Mayor declared: “I feel, as
I have for some time, that the
council needs anot*her survey—
one to find a city manager who
can run the city without burden
ing* the citizens and business
men with more taxes all the
time. . . .”
** * *
Integration Meeting Set <
Montgomery County School
Board President Wylie W. Bar
row has accepted an invitation
to attend an informal discus
sion of school integration prob
lems tomorrow at Carver High
School, Rockville.
The meeting, sponsored by the
Montgomery Civic Unity Com
mittee, a biracial community
study group, will be attended by
Rockville area school principals
and student council representa
** * *
School Contracts Awarded
In Prince Georges County the
School Board has awarded con
tracts for a new multipurpose
room at the Lakeland School for
colored students and for a four
room addition at College Park
School. The low bid was
The successful bidder. Hill,
Schrider & Kimmel Construc
tion Corp. of Washington, also
was awarded a contract for $68,-
649 to add four rooms to Forest
Heights School.
low of 69. Slowly rising tem
peratures followed by cooler with
chance of showers at end of
River Repart.
(From O. 8. Engineers )
Potomac River clear at Harpers Ferrv
and at Great Falls; Shenandoah clear at
Harpers Perry.
(Readings Washington National Airport.)
Veaterdav— Pet Today— Pet.
Noon 36 Midnight 54
4 om. 32 8 a.m. 69
8 p.m. 36 10 a.m. 61
Record Temperatures This Tear.
Highest. 100. on June 26.
Lowest 13 on January 23.
High and Low of Last 84 Hours.
High. 89. at 5:10 p.m.
Low. 66. at 6:15 a.m.
Tide Tablet.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today Tomorrow.
High 6:29 a.m. 7:29 a.m.
Low 1:40 a.m.
High 7:01 p.m. 1:01 pm.
Low 1:29 p.m. 2:23 p.m.
■P B^
torney Fred Smithson said the
trio actually was believed to
have shaken down 35 motorists,
but that evidence was presented
in only 20 cases.
Police Chief Robert V. Murray,
commenting on the indictments,
said he believed there would be
no more involving other mem
bers of the force.
Should the policemen be con
victed they automatically will
face a police trial board. It is
possible they will be prosecuted
before the police board even if
cleared in court.
Pole Posters Banned
Political candidates in the
November election were told to
day that Falls Church plans to
enforce its ban against political
posters on utility poles.
The City Council instructed
City Manager W. Rodes Wood
bury to notify all candidates of
the ban, aftA Councilman Her
man Fink said the streets looked
“awful” with the leftover pri
mary posters.
Jilted Bride Says Herman
Played Role of Very Rich Man
By th» Associated Frets
RICHMOND, Va., July 27.—An
Elderly Palm Springs, Fla., wom
an who was jilted the day after ,
she married a man 18 years her
junior, says he portrayed him- ’
self as “fabulously wealthy.”
And despite his professions of
wealth, Mrs. Dyoll P. Havens
says 49-year-old Percy William
Herman, her ex-husband, took
$243,000 belonging to her when
he left her March 4.
Mrs. Havens, 67, told her story j
of woeful romance in Federal 1
District Court here yesterday j
during a hearing on a defense
motion to suppress as evidence |
some $213,500 of the money
seized by the FBI. >
Herman, arrested in New York |
March 15, is charged with un- I
lawfully taking his wife’s money j
across a State line. The defense
contends he had the legal right
to do so.
Proposed Three Days Later.
Mrs. Havens, a tall, clear
spoken woman, met Herman at
an auction gallery last January.
Three days later he proposed
and several weeks later she ac
She said he passed himself off
as “fabulously wealthy” and told
Resort Area Forecast
Blue Ridge—Sunny and
warm with good visibility.
Upper and Lower Bay—
Sunny and warm with gen
tle variable winds.
Rehoboth - Ocean City—
Sunny and rather hot in
Virginia Beach—Sunny
and rather warm.
South Jersey—Sunny and
rather warm.
Tha Sub and Moon.
„ , Rises Seta.
Sun. today __ 6:04 8:24
Sun. tomorrow __ 6:04 8:24
Moon, today ... 3:25 a.m. 6:49 pm.
Automobile lights must bo turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation In Inches in the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1954. Avg. Record.
January 2.30 3.38 7.83 37
February 0:85 3.00 tj.B4 84
March 3:40 3.65 8.84 91
April 3.3(1 3.30 9.13 89
May 298 3.71 10.69 ' ’53
June 1.24 397 tit. 94 Oil
July 1.70 440 10.63 86
August 4.35 14.41 28
September ... 369 17 45 34
rjetober 2.9] 8 81 37
November 271 718 77
December ._ 3.09 7.56 Oi
Temperatures in Various Cities.
H. L. H. L.
Abilene _ 107 82 Key West 91 7,i
Albany 84 64 Knoxville 92 67
Albuquerque 98 7* Los Angeles 90 72
Anchorage 70 47 LouisviUe 94 63
Atlanta 88 6!I Memphis .. 95 7.3
Atlantic City 78 70 Miami 91 77
Baltimore 88 63 Milwaukee 87 66
Billings 85 63 Minneapolis 90 72
Blrmiaaham 90 69 Montgomery 81 71
Bismarck 94 68 New Orleans 92 78
Boise 93 61 New York 83 70
Boston ... 72 61 Norfolk 84 68
Buffalo 83 62 Oklahoma C. 95 73
Burlington. 8o 62 Omaha 93 68
Charleston 85 73 Philadelphia 87 68
Charlotte 87 67 Phoenix 103 81
Cheyenne 85 60 Pittsburgh 87 60
Chicago 88 64 Ptland. Me. 75 64
Cincinnati 89 59 P’tlana Or. 74 54
Cleveland 91 58 Raleigh 88 64
Columbus 87 58 Reno 86 51
Denver 94 65 St. Louis 96 71
Des Moines 91 65 Salt Lake C. 80 57
Detroit.. 89 65 San Antonio 106 81
Duluth 88 64 San Diego 83 70
Port Worth 103 80 g. Francisco 72 S 3
Houston- 104 76 Ssvannah 88 71
Huron P 6 70 Seattle... 68 54
JndtanapoUa 89 63 Tampa .... 87 70
Jackson 94 73 Washington. 99 66
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14 Candidates Seek I
Seven Montgomery
School Board Seats
Ten late-filing candidates fox'
the Montgomery County Board
of Education broadened the field
today to 14 in the first full non-,
partisan election of the seven
school board members.
One candidate, Leslie M. Abbe,
who would have been the 15tb
person in the race, filed and then
withdrew before the deadline last
night, throwing his support to
County Councilman Lathrop E.
All but one of the incumbenti
School Board members, H. Stan- I
ley Stine, filed for election in
November. Mr. Stine. \ a board
member since 1945, had said
earlier he would not run.
Three Without Opposition.
Three of the incumbents had
no opposition in their districts
and were assured of election,
barring write-ins at the polls
They were Harrison C. King,
Laytonsville farmer, Ist district;
Willard G. McGraw, Gaithers
burg attorney. 2nd district, and
Mrs. Helen M. Scharf, Bethesda
housewife. 4th district.
Board Member Leila M. Ed
wards picked up the most oppo
sition in eleventh-hour filings. >
Candidates who filed shortly be- i
fore the midnight deadline in
cluded four who will oppose Mrs.
Edwards. »
A sharp contest also appeared
to be likely in the Rockville area j
where Mr. Smith, defeated for !
renomination to the council in j
the Republican primary June
28, will oppose Board Member i
William F. Bullis.
Opposition in sth District.
Mrs. Edwards of 106 Indian
Spring drive, Silver Spring, will
have opposition in the sth dis
trict from Mrs. Jeanne D An- I
dersen, 11705 Broadview road.
Silver Spring, and Thomas Rob
insqn, Kensington chiropractor,
who filed yesterday. Earlier, i
Stanley M. Levy, 9706 Dameron
street, Silver Spring, and Mrs ;
Rose C. Kramer, 9350 Harvey j
court. Silver Spring, had filed for
the sth district seat.
School Board Chairman Wylie
W. Barrow, who filed yesterday
for one of the two at-large seats
will have opposition from Mrs.
Lyman C. Smith, 3941 Washing
ton street, Kensington: Wayne
Birdsell, 1310 Noyes drive. Silver
Spring, and Mrs. Helen B.
Quayle, a next-door neighbor of
Mis. Scharf, at 7426 Hampden
lane, Bethesda.
Saltier Than Oceans
Great Salt Lake and *Dead Sea
i are the two bodies of water on
the earth saltier than the oceans.
l of having extensive financial
interests in Mexico.
They left for the North on
their wedding trip and pulled
I into a motel near Fredericksburg,
I Va.. the afternoon of March 4.
! After checking in, Herman told
his new bride he wanted to drive
down U. S. Route 1 to a service
station and have a few repairs
on their Cadillac convertible.
That was the last she saw of him
until his arrest in New York.
Mrs. Haven accused Defense
Attorney Daniel Jacobson of ask
ing her “foolish questions’’ and
reprimanded him for “trying to
wear me out.”
At one point, Judge Sterling
Hutcheson referred to her as
| “Mrs. Herman” and she snapped
back, “I’m not Mrs. Herman.”
Mr. Jacobson asked if she
loved her husband.
“I didn’t have a silly school
girl type of love,” she said, “but
I admired him and I had faith
in him and I believed the things
he told me until I learned he
was a thief.”
Told of Mexican Interests.
Mrs. Havens said Herman told
of making $70,000 last year and
painted a beautiful financial
picture of “vast interests in
“Did you marry him for his
money?” inquired Mr. Jacobson.
She admitted buying Herman
two diamond rings and other
gifts, which prompted Mr Jacob
son to ask her if she considered
herself a shrewd businesswoman.
’“I don’t consider myself
shrewd,” she said, “but I’m not
stupid either.”
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The Federal Spotlight
Bill Proviso Would Permit U. S.
T ax Lieh on Government Aides
By Joseph Young
The new tax legislation agreed to by House-Senate conferees
will permit the Government to place a lien on the salaries of Gov
ernment workers who are in arrears in their Federal income tax
Final approval by Congress of the tax legislation is a foregone
conclusion. 4
Until now the Government j
could not collect payment on in
come taxes owed by its employes,
even though w--.
it could take
non - Federal
workers. The f
new legisla- ■
tion -will per
amount owed
out of an em- M
ployes wages 05T
The State of
Maryland also will try to use
the new legislation to collect;
State income tax owed by Fed
eral workers who work in Mary
land but reside elsewhere. 'Un
der Maryland law employes who
work there but live elshewhere
must pay State income taxes.
Many Federal workers who j
work in Maryland but co not re- ;
side there have-balked at paying
such a tax. Maryland so far
has been unsuccessful in trying j
to force payment and would now
like to collect.
However, key members of the!
House and Senate who drafted j
the tax legislation say the pro- 1
vision involving Government j
workers applies only to Federal
income taxes. They say they
doubt that Maryland or any
other State could use' the new’
law to force payment of indebted- j
ness on State income taxes, j
Maryland officials, however, in
dicate they will at least seek
a court test to see if the new
law could be used to collect j
State-owned income taxes. I
** * *
As published here previously, the ,
new tax legislation will give Fed
eral employes a decided break
in one respect. Federal workers
jretimg before 65 will have the
first $1,200 of their annuities
tax-exempt, the same as will
S be the case for those who retire
after 65. Since the majority
of Federal workers retire before
65, this is a beneficial provision.
** * *
PAY —There are indications
that President Eisenhower has
given his approval to the 5 per
cent, $l7O minimum-$440 maxi
mum, classified pay raise bill
approved last week by the Sen
ate Civil Service Committee.
White House approval of the 5
per cent, S2OO minimum-$440
maximum, postal pay raise bill,
also is strongly reported.
Chairman Carlson of the Sen
ate Civil Service Committee
: visited the White House with
1 Senate Majority Leader Know-
I land last Thursday. Although
Senator Carlson did not say
i what was discussed, it is signifl
| cant that the next day his com
mittee approved the combined
I classified and postal pay bills
and he predicted flatly that
“there will be a Federal pay raise
enacted by Congress this year.”
The pay raise legislation is by
no means out of the woods yet,
but the situation appears better
than it did a week ago.
** * *
j House Civil Service Committee
has sharply criticized the Civil
! Service Commission for a “do
! nothing” policy regarding the
failure to convert several hun
dred thousand indefinite em
ployes into permanent status.
The House group, in its re
! port on the pay-fringe benefits
' bill, said the issue of deciding
W’hether to repeal or modify the
Whitten rider would be decided
in House-Senate conference. But
it made it clear that its con
ferees would hold but for modi
fication rather than outright re
The House committee said
more than 208,000 indefinite em
ployes could be given permanent
I status right now, if the White
House ahd the Civil Service
Commission changed the present
executive order regarding ap
pointments. The group called
for a new executive order which,
it said, could convert the Gov
ernment to a permanent ap
pointment and promotion basis
without the necessity of Congress
having to repeal the Whitten
rider outright.
The committee said it would
agree to some modifications of
the rider, but that Congress
should retain some control on
the total number of permanent
Federal employes in Government.
** * *
Pockrass, chief of the Air Force
Department’s Office of Place
ment and Employe Relations, has
been awarded a citation by the
President’s Committee on Em
ployment of the Physically
Handicapped. Mr. Pockrass was
honored for his work in develop
ing a Nation-wide plan for giving
physically handicapped persons
employment in the Air Force
Department . . . Charles Stanley
Hollander of the Naval Gun
Factory is one of 32 scientists
throughout the country selected
to study the techniques of using
radioisotopes at Oak Ridge.
Tenn. . . . James E. M. Brown of
the Navy Department has been
elected president of the Wash
ington Chapter of the National
Association of Cost Accountants
. , . Others elected were Ben
C. White, Post Office Depart
ment, vice president; Stanley J
Curran. Office of Defense Mobili
zation, treasurer, and A. B.
O’Donnell, Rural Electrification
Administration and F. B. Collins
and Percy L. Hanson, Army
Department; directors. . . . Ber
nard R. Mullady, former Govern
ment official and public relations
man, has been appointed circula
tion manager of the AFL News-
Reporter. . . . Fred A. Toombs.
Assistant Secretary of the Civil
Aeronautics Board, has been
named Government chairman of
the annual campaign for the
Washington Home for Found
lings. ... A cash suggestion
award of $275 has been given
to Ralph A. Hafner, chief of the
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Zoning Group to Meet
The first meeting of the Citi
sens Advisory Committee on the
revision of the zoning regula
tions will be held in the District
building at 2 pm., August 9.
operations branch of Fort Bel
voir’s Corps of Engineers’ Re
search and Development Labora
tories. Another suggestion award
went to Benjamin P. Johnson,
jr., a project engineer. . . .
Length of service pins have been
presented -to three employes of
the Office of Navy Controller.
They are William Ralph Hardy,
Frank Irving Harris and Jerome
Knight Holloway.
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_ Empire Get Boiler jji:
Apartment Firm Replies
To Injunction Suit
ly th* Auaciatwl Frau
NORFOLK, July 27. The
Mayflower Apartment Corp. has
filed an answer in United States
District Court to an injunction
suit filed by the Virginia Beach
Hotel and Cottage Association.
Inc., alleging that the Mayflower
was illegally renting furnished
apartments on a daily and week
ly basis in unfair competition
with other resort establishments.
The Mayflower Corp., headed
by W. Taylor Johnson, and his
wife, Foye, denied there was any
illegality in the arrangement.

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