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D. C.-Rockville
Busline Gets
ICC Extension
Parran Granted
Additional Rights
For Five Months
r By William A. Millen
The Interstate Commerce
Commission has granted an ex
tension of 150 days to Thomas
fcarran, jr., to operate his bus
line serving Potomac and Rock
fille, Md., and Massachusetts
Avenue, extended, officials said
today.
Mr. Parran had previously ob
tained commission approval for
temporary authority to operate
the busline and this would have
expired December 1. It was a
80-day grant of authority. The
line serves the territory formerly
served by Bison Lines.
But in granting the new au
thority for 150 days—aboue five
months, bringing the expiration
date to around May I—the com
mission laid down certain re
quirements. It gave Mr. Parran
notice that he has to comply
with commission rules and regu
lations, must post tariffs and
must arrange for insurance and
give evidence of security for pro
tection of the public, immedi
ately.
Given Personally.
Previously, Mr. Parran did
business as the Silver Spring
Transit Co. But officials of the
commission made it clear that in
granting the new authority, it
is given to Mr. Parran person
ally.
The 30-day temporary author
ity, previously given, and the
150-day grant just made brings
Mr. Parran’s jurisdiction up to
the maximum of 180 days the
commission can grant in this
field, officials explained. Later
he can file for permanent au
thority to operae his line, how
ever.
The commission’s new order
directs that he can operate be
tween Washington and Rockville,
Md., over Maryland Highway 190
to the junction of Maryland
Highway 189 at Potomac, thence
over Maryland Highway 189 to
Rockville and return over 'the
same route.
He is also empowered to oper
ate between the junction of
Maryland Highways 190 and 614
and Washington, using Massa
chusetts avenue extended.
Restricted Service
Service within the District will
be confined to pickup of out
bound traffic and delivery of in
bound traffic. No passengers
can legally board and alight both
within the District under the
order.
The commission’s action was
taken through the Motor Car
rier Board and was made public
by its secretary, George W. Laird.
The commission said petitions for
reconsideration of the action
could be filed within 30 days.
The commission said that the
granting of this temporary au
thority “shall create no pre
sumption that corresponding
permanent authority will be
granted hereafter.” The busline
Is authorized to carry passen
gers and their baggage and ex
press, newspapers and mail, in
the same vehicle with passen
gers over regular routes.
Robbers Tie Up Man
In Home, Take $l3B
Two armed men robbed a deli
gatessen owner of $l3B in his
home last night, forced a house
maid to lie on the floor and left
the man tied up with a clothes
line.
Jesse C. Greenwell, 39, of 6621
Third street N.W., told police the
two colored bandits strode into
the house after the maid, Mrs.
Gertrude Crockett, 31, had let
them in when they said they
wanted to see him.
They demanded money and
searched the house after Mr.
Greenwell had given them $122.
They took sl6 from a bedroom
and a small safe from a closet.
In another holdup, Garland
14. Goble, night manager of a
■ervice station at South Capitol
and N streets, lost $52 to a
colored man who was armed with
the butt end of a billiard cue.
Mr. Goble fought with the man,
wrested the cue from him and
struck his assailant several times,
he said.
Military Surgeons Open
3-Day Session Monday
Bervice representatives from all
over the world will meet here
on Monday for the 61st conven
tion of the Association of Mili
tary Surgeons, to be held in the
Hotel Statler.
The convention will attract
top United States military med
ical experts, as well as delegates
from several foreign countries
including Australia, Bolivia, Can
ada, Costa Rica, Israel, Great
Britain, Thailand, Korea and
France.
The three-day session will
open at 9:30 a.m. with welcom
ing addresses by the Surgeons
General of the Army, Navy and
Air Force and presentation of
medical and scientific papers.
The meeting will close Wed
nesday night with the annual
honors night banquet.
The association, organized in
1891, is devoted to all phases of
\ medicine as related to Federal
services.
OBITUARIES Jetting WASHINGTON NEWS /
Employe Who Lost
Mental Asylum Key
Is Freed to Hunt
William Pi Higgins, an at
tendant at a New Jersey mental
hospital, wasn’t so concerned
about the drunk charge against
him.
He was worried, he told Mu
nicipal Judge Nadine Gallagher
today, as to the whereabouts
of the master key to the insti
tution.
“There are 6,100 patients who
may get loose if I can’t find
the key,” Higgins mourned.
He had been arrested as drunk
in a Union Station telephone
booth. Later, he said, he dis
covered the key was missing.
Higgins said he was in charge
of the “disturbed” ward at the
Graystone (N. J.) mental hos
pital.
Judge Gallagher released him
under his personal bond with
the hope the missing key will
turn up in proper hands.
President's Church
Receives Painting
The National Presbyterian
Church has received a painting
of a stained glass window de
sign, “The Tree of Jesse,” given
in honor of one of the church’s
members, President Eisenhower.
The painting was given to the
church by the New American
Library of World Literature,
publishers of the paper-bound
book, “The Holy Bible in Brief,”
which used the painting as a
basis for the cover design. Jo
seph Ottenstein, president of
the District News Co., made the
presentation on behalf of the
publishing firm.
The painting was by Joep
Nicolas, widely known Dutch
artist and member of a family
of stained-glass-window arti
sans for more than five cen
turies.
In accepting the gift on be
half of the church, the Rev.
Edward L. R. Elson, pastor, said
the “National Presbyterian
Church is honored to be the re
cipient of the notable painting.”
The presentation concurs
with the launching of the 11th
annual world-wide Bible read
ing program, a movement spon
sored by the American Bible So
ciety to stimulate wider reading
of the Bible, especially between
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Apprenticeship Council
Shows 1,665 Enrolled
The District Apprenticeship
Council today reported that
1,665 active apprentices in trades
here were registered on council
rolls as.of November 1.
This number represents nearly
100 manual and mechanical
trades, according to Gino J.
Simi, director.
At the beginning of the month,
the council had issued a total of
2,292 certificates of completion
to candidates who satisfactorily
completed their formal appren
ticeships. The registration of
2,576 was canceled because they
lacked sincere interest or because
of misconduct on insubordina
tion.
Council Chairman John R.
Evans announced, meanwhile,
that a number of regulations
clarifying certain terminology in
the District apprenticeship law
have been approved by the coun
cil. •
Fire Destroys Home
Near Forestville, Va.
Fire destroyed the home of
William W. Black on Route 193,
about two miles west of Forest
ville, Va., early today.
Forestville Fire Chief David L.
Tucker said no one was home
when the blaze broke out. He
said firemen from Forestville and
Herndon, who responded to a
call from a neighbor’s home, had
no chance to save the frame
residence.
Children's Choice
Mamie Is Pretty as Marilyn,
Richmond Youngsters Decide
By th* Associated Frost
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 25.—As far as one class of Richmond
elementary school pupils is concerned, Mamie Eisenhower and
Marilyn Monroe compare very favorably.
One October morning at Maury School here, Miss Betty
Lee Bradshaw read her class of 6 and 7 year-olds a news
account of President Eisen- »
hower’s birthday party Oc- 1
\ tober 14.
p The teacher held up a 1
I photograph of Mrs. Eisen- |
hower—attired in “a most I
glamorous lace evening dress I
ss, and in a very coy pose,” Miss j
s i Bradshaw recalls and |
' asked the class who it was. |
' ‘1 know," replied Johnny |
Mason brightly. “It’s Mari- |
lyn Monroe.”
M ft
M*myn. Johnny, however, was
overruled by the rest of the
class, who not only Agreed it was Mrs. Eisenhower but conceded
she “was just as pretty as Marilyn Monroe.”
The pupils co-operatively dictated to Miss Bradshaw a
i letter to be mailed to Mrs. Eisenhower with best wishes for
the President’s birthday.
An answer was received yesterday from the first lady
warmly thanking the youngsters for their “friendly letter.”
Mrs. Eisenhower’s note added:
“The President was deeply touched to know that he was
in your thoughts on his recent birthday. He had a wonderful
celebration—and is grateful to you for your sweet remembrance
of him.”
Not a word, though, about the beauty comparison.
WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1954
Head-On Crash
Kills Baby and
Injures Nine
Blowout Sends Car
Into Oncoming Lane
Near Fredericksburg
Special Dispatch ta The Star
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.. Nov.
25.—A 2-month-old girl was
killed in a head-on collision on
Route 1, nine miles south of here,
early today. Nine other persons
were injured.
Virginia State police said the
child, Barbara Meeks, colored,
of Coatesville, Pa., died at Mary
Washington Hospital.
She was in a car with her
mother, Mrs. Helen Meeks, 24,
and six other residents of Coates
ville, all reportedly on their way
south to attend the funeral of
another member of their family.
All are colored.
State Trooper J. S. Foxwell re
ported that their car, driven by
Susie Boyd, had a blowout and
crossed over from the south
bound lane into the path of an
other car headed north. The
latter car was operated by Ma
rine Lt. Robert S. Yale of Camp
Lejeune, N. C.
Lt. Yale and his wife Martha
were among the injured and were
taken to the Marine hospital at
Quantico.
The others either were taken
to Mary Washington Hospital or
transferred to St. Phillip’s Hos
pital in Richmond. Sent to the
latter hospital were the two con
sidered the most seriously in
jured, Joseph Boyd, sr., and
Susie Boyd. Admitted to Mary
Washington Hospital were Jos
eph Boyd, jr., Mabel Boyd, Mrs.
Meeks and two other children,
Ronnie Boyd, about 4, and Mi
chael Boyd, about 3.
Taneytown Woman
Dies of Crash Injuries
FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 25. (JP)
—Mamie I. Grossnickle, 60, of
Taneytown, died last night in
Frederick Memorial Hospital of
injuries received in a two-car
crash at the intersection of U. S.
40 and Maryland 75.
State Trooper D. W. Bowser
said the woman’s car, headed
south on Maryland 75, went
through a stop sign at the in
tersection and was stru6k by a
car driven by Earl O. Scott, 32,
of Penns Grove, N. J. The im
pact spun her car around and
threw her out.
She died about three hours
later in the hospital of a frac
tured skull and crushed chest.
Mr. Scott was not hurt.
Dickerson Resident
Hurt as Car Hits Pole
James F. Martin, 69, of Dick?
erson, Md., suffered several
broken ribs yesterday when a
car he was driving hit a utility
pole on Route 109 between
Beallsville and Poolesville, Md.
He was taken by the Upper
Montgomery County Rescue
Squad to Memorial Hospital at
Frederick where his condition
was reported fair.
Boy, 9, Is Critically Hurt
By Car at Second and F
A 9-year-old boy was in critical
condition in Casualty Hospital
today with injuries suffered yes
terday when he ran into the
path of an auto at Second and
F streets N.W.
The hospital said Lawrence
Newman, colored, of 128 F street
N.W., had-internal injuries and
a severely injured pelvis.
Police said the boy ran from
between parked cars into the
path of one driven by Mack
Adams, 49, of 821 Ninth street
N.E. The boy was carried almost
20 feet on the bumper, then fell
off and the front wheel passed
over him.
No charges were filed.
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SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR —Four visitors to the Archives study the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Above
them is the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration and the Constitution were moved from their old home in the
Library of Congress in December, 1952. In their special helium-sealed glass cases, which are supposed to prevent further
fading, the precious documents are lowered every night to the vault of the Archives, and a shelter that is proof even
against the atomic bomb.
Freedom Documents Impress All Who Visit Archives Shrine;
Comments From Many Are Sometimes Strange
By Mary McGrory
The little area in the Ar
chives Building where the Re
public’s three most precious
documents have been on display
for almost two years is often re
ferred to as “the shrine.” It looks
like one. Behind these antique
exhibits, on a black marble panel,
is engraved in gold: “The Dec
laration of Independence, The
Constitution and The Bill -of
Rights.”
The Constitution and the Bill
of Rights, in flat gold-framed
cases, are arranged like an altar.
The Declaration, in an upright
case, is like the tabernacle, with
golden doors. The ceiling is lofty
and domed, with specially fil
tered light falling through a
semicircular opening.
The somewhat religious at
mosphere affects some visitors
at once. As they pass the gold
and silver gates, topped with
golden eagles at the entrance,
some men remove their hats and
speak in low tones. Others pro
ceed briskly, if self-consciously,
to a business-like survey of the
exhibits.
Few Tourists Now.
In the springtime, hordes of
pilgrims file past, sometimes as
many as 3,000 a day. Now, how
ever, with the tourists virtually
vanished, their numbers are
much diminished.
The other afternoon two
aging, white - haired women,
dressed in black, cheerfully ap
proached the shrine. One of
them, who wore nose-glasses
Assessment Base
Expected to Rise Far
Above Hoyt's Figure
Prince Georges County’s as
sessment base today is only s3l
million lower than the assess
ment predicted for 1960 in the
new Homer Hoyt economic sur
vey of nearby Maryland.
County Treasurer Julian B.
McKay yesterday said the most
recent total of 1954 property tax
levies—s7,9sl,oso—is based on
an assessment base of $401,568,-
183. Os the total levy, the
county as of Tuesday had col
lected $7,298,459.
In the Hoyt survey, it was pre
dicted the Prince Georges real
estate assessment figure would
rise to $433 million in 1960 dver
a $338 million assessment in
1953. With the present $4Ol
million assessment, county offi
cials estimated the assessment
base will in six years rise con
siderably above the figure pre
dicted for 1960.
From 1960 to 1970, the Hoyt
survey predicted an average as
sessment increase per annum of
$10.7 million, reaching in 1970
a total of $540 million. The es
timate for 1980 is $635 million to
$696 million. '
Periodic reassessments, how
ever cause sharp increases in the
total for some years. Mr. McKay
estimated the S6O million in
crease from 1953 to 1954 is
largely attributable to last year’s
reassessment of the Chillum and
Laurel districts of the county.
It was estimated the reassess
ment caused a $45 million rise
in the assessment base.
Chillum, the larger of the
areas reappraised, includes
Mount Rainier, Hyattsville,
Langley Park, Adelphi and part
of Takoma Park. The 1954 tax
rate on which the county prop
erty tax is based is $1.98, as com
pared to |2.13 in 1953.
and spoke in a New England
accent, looked up at the Decla
ration with an almost proprie
tary air.
“Oh, it’s faded. It’s faded a
lot since the last time I saw
it at the library,” she said.
Then she and her friend
studied the Constitution. She
said finally, in tones that faintly
suggested the retired shool
teacher: “My, some of them
were beautiful penmen, weren’t
they?”
Another feminine pair, these
armed with shopping bags, wan
dered through, idly picking out
in the documents the old
fashioned “s” that looks like
an “f”. They read with interest
the letter of Charles Thompson,
the Secretary of the Congress.
He wrote that he had proceeded
with all possible dispatch from
New York to Virginia to inform
George Washington that he was
to be the first President of the
United States.
“Imagine, it took him seven
days,” said the older of the two
women.
Who Was First President?
A young couple with a tourist
guidebook stood for a long time
over the first inaugural address
of George Washington. The hus
band read it aloud to his wife,
and she murmured apprecia
tively.
They came to the Constitution
j and the Bill of Rights. The wife
I wanted to know why George
! Washington’s signature was not
on the Bill of Rights.
I “Because,” said her husband,
High-Pay Industries
Hard to Bring In,
Trade Executive Says
Industries that employ workers
with salaries of at least S3OO
a month as recommended in the
new Hoyt survey of nearby Mary
land. may be difficult to attract,
a Montgomery County business
spokesman said yesterday.
Charles A. Kopeland, execu
tive secretary of the Silver
Spring Board of Trade and a
leading member of the County
Commerce Association, com
mended the Hoyt report but
said a S3OO industrial salary is
not realizable in the near future.
To attract industry to the
county, Mr. Kopeland said, the
County Council should establish
an industrial development com
mission. Its members should rep
resent a wide selection of coun
ty groups and strive to create
“a climate receptive to industry,”
he said.
He said land planners agree
the attitude of residents to an
industrial venture is a deter
mining factor in industrial loca
tion.
“In Montgomery County dur
ing the last two years,” Mr.
Kopeland said, “there has been
a definite swing to a more wel
coming attitude toward indus
try.”
County officials, he said, should
attempt to attract, in spite of
possible wage levels, firms such
as pharmaceutical houses, dis
tribution centers, auto, assembly
plants and research and elec
tronics plants. "
War Model Ships
BOSTON.—About 80 per cent
of the ships in the present active
American merchant marine fleet
were built during World War n.
Most of them are expected to be
come obsolete within 10 years.
“they didn’t have a President;
then.”
“But, honey,” she said, “they
must have. See, John Adams’
name is right here—Vice Presi
dent and President of the
Senate.”
“I told you,” he said, with a
shade less emphasis, “they didn’t
have a president.”
“But, honey, if they had a
Vice President . . .”
Arguing softly, they moved
toward the gold and silver gates.
Nothing to Hide Behind?
Three teen-aged boys came in.
One of them, a tall black-haired
boy in a trench coat with a fur
collar wandered around on his
own, whistling distractedly all
the while.
His two companions fetched
up at the Treaty of Paris.
One of them said, “the kid
next door has a seal like that.”
. The third member of the trio
continued to wander and whistle.
He seemed to be looking for
something that was not there.
He eyed the Declaration, the
Constitution and the Bill of
Rights cursorily, then turned
around and spotted the flags
which are grouped, 24 on each
side of the entrance.
“Why. are those flags there?”
he asked the guard.
The guard explained that they
were flags of the 48 states, ar
ranged in order of their en
trance into the Union, with
Delaware first.
The youth looked unbeliev
ingly at the guard.
“Delaware was first?” he asked.
Mitchell Asks Prompt
Election of Chairman
By th* Associated Press
Democratic National Chairman
Stephen A. Mitchell urged the
party’s National Committee to
day to proceed without delay to
elect a new chairman at its
meeting in New Orleans Decem
ber 3-4. •
Mr. Mitchell wrote committee
members it had been suggested
that “I might be willing to re
main on the job for a few more
months if the election of my
successor were postponed.”
He said he was still determined
to resign and resume his law
practice in Chicago not later
than December 31.
“Since there are a number of
active candidates and a lively
contest is indicated,” he added,
“it seems to me highly desirable ■
to have the contest promptly and j
clear the way for the important i
tasks that lie ahead.”
Among those who have been
| Do You Realiy
The rider of bicycle A is about
to make a right turn when the
traffic signal light turns red.
There are no cars in sight oh
Anotliar in a serim of jogs for lagging
memories regarding District traffic
laws.
the cross street, so bicylist A
makes his turn. His action was:
1. Legal.
2. Legal only if he gives a
proper signal before the turn.
3. Illegal.
Answer 3 is correct. Section 60
of the Traffic and Motor Vehicle
Regulations states:
“Any person operating a bi
cycle shall obey the instructions
of official control signals, signs
He hurried over to investigate
and then returned. Suddenly, j
the thing he had been groping 1
for seemed to come to him.
“Do they have the Fifth
Amendment here?” he asked. .
An Englishman’s View.
Another couple entered. The
man wore old-fashioned black
rimmed glasses that kept slip
ping down his nose. His cottony
white hair was bobbed neatly
below his ears. His companion,
a younger woman, wore a fur
jacket and dark blue canvas
shoes. As they approached the
marble steps, walking almost
tip-toed, they conversed in low
tones, in heavily accented Eng
lish.
They came up the steps. He
pointed up at the Declaration of
Independence.
“There it is,” he breathed in a
reverent, triumphant whisper.
Together they pored over the
Constitution. When they had
come to the Bill of Rights, he
followed it line by line, moving
his finger over the glass. When
he had finished, he gave a
grunt which seemed to express
the deepest satisfaction and
straightened up.
A pair of teen-age girls wear
ing toreador pants and fashion
ably ragged haircuts ambled in.
They wandered over to the
shrine and casually eyed the
three documents.
One poked her companion and
pointed up at the Declaration.
“I guess this must be it,” she
said. “It’s so old you can hardly
read it.”
mentioned as possible successors
to Mr. Mitchell, who was picked
for the job by Adlai Stevenson in
1952, are:
' James A. Finnegan, president
of the Philadelphia City Coun
cil; National Committeeman
Paul M. Butler of Indiana; Oscar
Chapman, former Secretary of
the Interior; Michael V. DiSalle,
former mayor of Toledo and
price controls chief in the Tru
man administration; Thomas K.
Finletter, former secretary of the
Air Force; former Gov. Elbert N.
Carvel of Delaware, and Archi
bald S. Alexander, New Jersey
State treasurer.
Plumbing Firm's Safe
Robbed of $550
Robbers plumbed a safe and
got $550 here last night.
The safe, in offices of the
Hefferon Co., a plumbing firm at
220 L street NE., was battered
open with plumbing tools,
George Dunn, president, told
police. ✓
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and other control devices appli
cable to vehicles, unless other
wise directed by a police officer.”
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Eat Heartily;
Todays' Dinner
Bird Cheaper
Turkeys Smaller,
Too, and That
Means Less Hash
By Richard Rodgers
American birds abound this
year. The Nation has a record
61 million of them. That’s a
20-million gain in five years.
The modern American bird,
alas, “has lost the grace, agility
and brilliancy of color of its
progenitor, but in other respects
has been but little modified,’*
according to the Encyclopedia
Americana.
American bird? Why, that’s
what Turks in Turkey call the
bird we call a turkey. Moreover,
the Turks’ description is “a far
more logical name for the lordly
monarchs of Thanksgiving
feasts,” says an essay by the Na
tional Geographic Society.
Big Bird Prices Cut
Grocery advertisements this
year have emphasized that gob
blers are cheaper, with the big
ger babies undergoing the big
gest price cuts. r
A survey in Harrisonburg, Va.,
and surrounding Rockingham
County showed that the area
shipped a record 11,186,000
pounds of dressed turkeys for
Thanksgiving tables. Rocking
ham considers itself “America’s
leading turkey-producing coun
ty.”
The 1954 total is about 30
per cent above the amount of
turkey shipped in a similar pe
riod before Thanksgiving last
year.
According to figures of the
United States and State Agri
culture Departments, the entire
Rockingham area of the Shen
andoah Valley produced this
year 6.8 million turkeys, with
nearly 5 million of them the
small Beltsville whites, averag
ing not over 8 pounds. The rest
are the heavy varieties, mostly
of big bronze birds.
Cheaper Across Nation.
A survey throughout the Na
tion showed retail prices of
dressed turkeys about 10 cents
I a pound less than a year ago,
I according to T. W. Heitz, man
ager of the Rockingham Poultry
Marketing Co-op, largest poultry
producing co-operative in the
! country. This means a drop of
about $1 a turkey, Mr. Heitl
estimated.
Turkeys have shrunk from the
Pilgrims’ enormous platterfuls
to more manageable sizes. This
is largely because of researchers’
discoveries at the Agriculture
Department’s experimental farm
j at Beltsville, Md.
Experts there devised tech
niques at getting flesh on the
turkey while he was young, so
he could be butchered at a ten
der age but still have some
weight to him. Before that dis
covery, an adolescent turkey was
a poor scrawny thing and the
| grower had to coddle him along
for expensive months before he
got fat enough for the table.
Less Turkey Hash.
Beltsville birds go to market
as young as three months. They
fit into ovens better, and a small
family can do away with one
quickly. Since Beltsville revo
lutionized the bird, turkey hash
is encountered much less often.
Turkeys are dopes. A turkey
poult even has to be taught how
to eat. Unless a tom turkey’s
water intake is restricted, he is
liable to keep on drinking until
| he drowns.
The Aztecs raised turkeys.
Spanish conquistadors sent the
birds to Europe as early as 1517.
The most common explana
tion for calling them “turkeys”
is the possible confusion of the
Spaniards’ bird with the guinea
j fowl, which actually came to
Europe via Turkey.
Male turkeys are vainglorious
and fond of strutting; real
I drumstick-majors.
Benjamin Franklin proposed
that the founding fathers adopt
! the turkey as the national
symbol.
It is perhaps just as well his
I suggestion was voted down. The
official seal of the United States
; might look peculiar if it had a
! tom turkey with clawfuls of olive
branches and arrows.
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Montgomery Jury Clears
Man ol Assault Charges
Earl L. Murphy, 25. of 819
Chillum road, was acquitted by
a Montgomery County Circuit
Court Jury yesterday of charges
he assaulted a 43-year-old
Wheaton widow.
The Jury found Mr. Murphy
not guilty of charges of rape,
assault with intent to rape, and
assau * and battery. He testi
fied he was on his way to a
Rockville movie at the time of
the alleged offense. He is mar
ried and has one child.
The widow, mother of three
children, testfled she accepted
a ride from Mr. Murphy while
walking to her sister’s home in
Wheaton. She said that after
she got into the car, he threat
ened her with a knife and or
dered her to disrobe.
She testified she was assaulted
after a struggle.
Virginia School Orchestra
j- Musicians from 20 junior and
senior high schools Vill play in
the annual concert of the Vir
ginia Btate String Orchestra to
be given at 3 pm., December 3,
at Washington-Lee High School,
Arlington. The concert is open
to the public.

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