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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D C. MONDAY. JAN LAKY 94, 1956 'Pork Barrel' Is Seen By AAA in 10-Year Highway Program By ft* Associated Brest The American Automobile As isociation told President Eisen- Chower today the 10-year road development program set forth by his Highway Committee “has a pork-barrel and political po tential of serious dimensions.” In a letter to Mr. Eisenhower, the AAA’s president, Andrew J. Sordoni of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., said the big motorist organiza tion is all for a massive highway program but is vigorously op posed to some aspects of the re port filed by the committee headed by Gen. Lucius D. Clay. SIBO Billion Program. Mr. Eisenhower is due to sub mit to Congress Thursday his recommendation for a highway program, expected to follow closely the conclusions of the Clay committee. This called for a slOl billion program over the next decade. The biggest new feature proposed was a 40,000- mile network of interstate roads to cost $27 billions, $25 billions of which would be paid for by a bond issue floated by the Fed eral Government. The toll road features of the Clay regprt drew the heaviest at tack from Mr. Sordoni, who said the AAA was “in complete ac cord . . . with some Important aspects” of the report. The Clay plan would have the Federal Government reimburse States for the amount of money they spend in building toll roads that become sections of the projected interstate network. No Word on Toll Roads. “It is not difficult to see that this flood of Federal Revenue that would be poured into some States,” Mr. Sordoni wrote, "has a pork-barrel and political po tential of serious dimensions.” Mr. Sordoni said the Clay committee has not said a word about returning toll roads to a free basis. The AAA said it opposed the committee’s proposal to pay off highway bonds by revenues col lected from gasoline taxes and other levies made on highway users. Cancer Society Bias Charged by NAACP By the Associated Press , ATLANTA, Jan. 24.—The Na tional Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People charges that Negro doctors were discriminated against at an American Cancer Society State meeting here last Friday. Officials of the society’s Geor gia Division have denied the as sertion, saying the complaint was brought about by an error in adressing invitations to the meet ing Dr .Enoch Callaway of La- Grange, chairman of the State group's Professional Education Committee, said the committee Intended to invite Negro doctors to only the scientific sessions. White doctors were invited to a dinner and luncheon in addition to the scientific sessions. “Through an error,” invita tions urging “every white doc tor-in Georgia” to make reserva tions for both functions was mailed to both white and Negro physicians, he reported. The NAACP said in a state ment that the Negro doctors did not attend any of the ses sions because of what they con sidered an insult in being barred from the luncheon and dinner. Israeli Ship Brings Bible BALTIMORE. Jan. 24 (JP). — A silver bible for the mayor of Baltimore from the mayor of Haifa. Israel, arrived yesterday aboard the first new ship ever to fly the flag of Israel. Balti more was the first port of call for the motorship Dagan on its maiden voyage to the United States. The Weather Here and Over the Nation District and vicinity Partly i cloudy tonight with low about 28. Considerable cloudiness to morrow with chance of a few snow flurries and somewhat colder in afternoon. Maryland—Considerable cloud iness with light snow in extreme west tonight and likely in east tomorrow. Low tonight in the 20s. Colder tomorrow with snow ’ flurries in the mountains. * Virginia Partly cloudy to night with low 24-30. Consider able cloudiness tomorrow, colder in the afternoon and evening, chance of snow flurries in west and north. A , u.s. WfATHf* SUftfAU MAR I I? ~ Pep ■ State nt •* Commerce L lassF* ~ •f Fre«.ptte»»en f ■ petted 7 r fff jo to is O jV O V f A Jew J4,lfsS HipHa end lews m IwAoo —AP Wirephouj Map There will be rein tonight in Northern Floride, the North Pacific States end Ideho, while snow is indicated tor the Central Rockies, the Eastern Dakotas, the Great Lakes area, the Ohfc Valley and New England Temperatures will be lower iff the central part ot the cqjhtry. w BBLJ - iSaMTSST > * kIV i • ■' 138 : ;v ' w Jp- Mm 1 ■ ‘ ISSP* ftWWml I k H^HhbBBBPI 1 ' « Hi gF 'W* i mjsf' ißT *^v»l|ESsrs9^9^hb^bß^kSglb^ : MM? a /K ißm 'II # —Star Staff Photo. NEW YEAR’S EVE IN CHINATOWN—This gaudy creature symbolizes the Chinese New Year of the sheep. Washington’s Chinese celebrated their homeland’s holiday yesterday. Today, beginning of the year, a delegation will visit aged persons at Blue Plains, to distribute food. Projectile Explodes in Home; Was It Meteorite or Bomb? By th# Associated Frost PHILADELPHIA, Jan 24. Was it the first meteorite to reach earth ablaze or was it a home-made bomb? Whatever it was, William C. Cunningham, 52, will tell you it was mighty hot. He was standing in his bed room in suburban Darby Town ship yesterday when he heard a crash of glass, turned and saw ! a fireball, about the size of a i grapefruit, bounce off an oil | heater to the floor. Then it | exploded. Object Explodes Again. His first thought was to throw ! the object out the window. Mr. ; Cunningham said. | “It was hot and heavy and as I threw it, it blazed up and seemed to disintegrate. Some of it landed on the bed and | exploded again.” Mr. Cunningham’s right hand j was burned almost to the bone. If the projectile had been blasted off a comet, two prom inent Philadelphia astronomers said, it would be the first in his tory to reach the ground still aflame. Fire Marshal Francis X. Jo seph of Delaware County said it might have been a meteorite. He tested it with a 1,700-degree flame from a propane torch, but the object only glowed. He got no reaction with a magnet. Waits on Report. Township Police Chief Joseph Burke said he’s making no moves to expand the investigation until he gets a report from the Na tional Museum in Washington where pieces of the material were sent for analysis. Chief Burke said Mr. Cunning ham, who is colored, had “been having some trouble with neigh borhood children recently.” Edward P. Henderson, who handles meteorites for the Na tional Museum here, said the ob ject could not have been a meteorite. “No meteorite has ever landed Wind—Gentle, variable winds becoming southerly 10-15 miles per hour late tonight and shift ing to northwest 15-20 miles per hour by tomorrow afternoon. Road Conditions (AAA). South via U.‘ S. 1 and U. S. 301 —Snow on roads, slippery spots south of Petersburg and in Nor folk area. Pennsylvania Turnpike—Scat- i tered icy spots. Snow is expected in many 1 areas tonight. ■lnr IfMrt. (From U S engineers t I Potomer River cle«r at Herpert Perrv ! ana at Great Falls; Shenandoah clear at Haroert Ferry hot enough to cause a Are,” he said. “They’re more likely to be frosty. “There might be a first time, of course, but they have fallen on dry leaves and not set them afire, they have been found frosty on a hot summer day; one hurtled through the front seat of an automobile without scorch ing the feathers,” Mr. Henderson said. Capital Transit Wins Unsafe Tires Case Municipal Court Judge Andrew J. Howard, Jr., today acquitted the Capital Transit Co. of a charge of operating a bus with unsafe tires after District in spectors testified that the tread or lack of tread is not the de termining factor in inspections. The charge was brought about after a transit bus early this month struck the rear of a taxi cab while skidding to a stop. The bus driver, Clifford Rice lof 140 Temple Village, Alexandria, testified in court that he could not stop in time because the tires on the bus were worn smooth. In testimony today. Charles W. Reed, supervising inspector of motor vehicles for the De partment of Vehicles and Traf fic, testified the inspectors take note of the condition of the side and structure of the tire but the tire tread or lack of tread is not a consideration. Raymond E. Sullivan, super visor of the Southwest Inspec tion Station, testified the bus tires are 14-ply and that only one ply had wprn off the rear tires. He said that regulations permit him to pass tires worn down to four-ply. Judge Howard declared that the court could not challenge the finding of the inspection division and found the company not guilty. Humidity. (Readings Washington National Airport.) Yesterday. Pet Today Pet. Noon 45 Midnight _ 05 4p m. 52 » am. Trt 8p m. 62 10 am. . 58 Record Temperatures This Tear. Highest 63. on January 2 Lowest. 22. on January 21. HIGH AND LOW. 8 A M. Saturday to 8 A.M. Sunday. High. 46. at 4:15 p m. Low. 31. at 4:05 am. 8 A M. Sunday to 8 A.M. Today. High, 36. at 4:15 pm. [ Low 30. at 0:20 am. , Tld. T.blra (Furnished oy United Btates Coast and Geodetic Survey ) Todav Tomorrow High ... ... 8:10a.m. B:47am LOW 3:44 p.m. 3:31 am High 8:20 p m. 0:08 p.m j Low 2:50 p.m. 3:30 p.m The Sun and Moon Rises Sets. Sun. today 7:21 am. 5:20 p.m. Sun, tomorrow 7:20 a.m. 5:21 p.m Moon, today 7:30 am. 6:16 pm Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthl? precipitation In' tnehn In tht C«nlt»! (current month to d»U>: Month 1985 IDM Art Record J.nuirv 030 2.30 3.84 7.83 '37 February «... n.BS 2.44 884 34 March .. .... .1 #7 303 884 111 ! April.. ... 3.30 .iitfl ».i;i no May ... *.#» 3,98 |OflS 'A3 June . 1.24 3.41 10.94 00 July ... 178 4.28 10.63 'BB Auau.t ... 3.1* 4.75 14 41 ".'8 September ... 083 412 1745 34 i October ... 4.0« 8.85 B.hi •»? Ttorenbcr ... 178 278 71* '77 December ... 282 S.Bl 7.M 01 Temperatarea Ip Vartan ClUee. H. 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Lout. 3! 23 Pea Motnae 70 11 SaltUkeC 27 13 Detroit.. 25 18 San Antonio AS 28 Duluth 15 8 Ban Dteao no 44 Port Worth 4e 81 8 Pranciaco 57 41 SouetOß 54: 20 Savannah 49 35 Huron 21 5 fenttle 48 40 P£T"» i?|l@Ltoh pfS Ken 101 l 3I ( 28 Wtefctta .. 87 ill Freezing Ruled Cause Os Death in Virginia A 65-year-old man who was found frozen in a shack at Lincolnia, Va., Saturday failed to survive. Alonza Wright, colored, of Lincolnia, died in Alexandria Hospital late Saturday about 12 hours after he was admitted with practically no pulse and a body temperature of 77 degrees. Mr. Wright was known to have a heart condition, but doc tors said his death apparently was caused by freezing. He was discovered at 11:20 a.m. Satur day in the small shack he oc cupied in Lincolnia Park sub division. Fairfax County police reported. Meanwhile, the woman found frozen on the porch of her Bladensburg (Md.) home last Friday apparently wafc on the road to recovery at Prince Georges General Hospital. Catholic University Offers Scholarships A tuition scholarship for a Catholic boy or girl member of the graduating class of any high school in the Washington Arch diocese and in each of the other 25 archdioceses of the '•ounliy is being offered by Catholic University. Two full and four half-tuition scholarships are also available to the male members of the grad uating classes of ashodie lr ihe Metropolitan Area. Candidates from this area should app.y to the College Entrance Examina tion Board, Princeton, N. J., for the March entrance examinations and should submit then applica tions for the scholarship to the university before February 15. I I Budget Terms —Ao Installation Charge Before you buy. examine the exclusive, improved sea- if tures of Mileham St King’s custom-made blinds. You can || have the finest blinds at the lowest cost In town because s they are entirely custom-made in our local factory . . . remember, the strongest last the longest. Choice of colors. 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The device, based on a color television tube, will allow radar operators to see, for example, friendly planes in yellow, enemies in orange. Other types of information can be similarly separated— stationary or moving objects, land masses, map markings, or whatever. In a demonstration at Na tional Airport today technicians from Chromatic Television Laboratories, Inc., of New York limited the screen to showing orange planes and yellow map markings. Plane Devices Secret. The scanning beam swept around the screen, revealing .yellow radio beacons and firing ranges from the map dotted With orange planes. The devices which make it possible to distinguish friends from enemies by their colors are | secret, but they Involve equip ping the planes themselves. Chromatic, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures, bases its device on the Lawrence color tube, developed by Dr. Ernest O. Lawrence, Nobel Prize winner and inventor of the cyclotron. Assistance to Operator. Robert Dressier of Chromatic told a press conference which included representatives of the Navy, Central Intelligence Agen cy and representatives of civilian Government agencies that the difference in colors aids the op erator of a radar by enabling him to "distinguish quickly in his mind’s eye.” Present radar equipment, he said, is capable of bringing more information to the viewing tube than the tube can give the op erator. Part of this gap can be closed by the use of color. One of the commercial appli cations would be the recogni tion of different types of air craft over civilian fields, thus al lowing better traffic control. 2 Admit Robbing Bank, Lead Police to $6,500 By frh« Associated Frost ELKINS, W. Va., Jan. 24 Two lumber company employes from Cumberland. Md., signed statements yesterday admitting the robbery of the Stockmans Bank of Harman in Randolph County, State police reported. State Police Sergt. E. L. Roush said the two men Jailed here on armed robbery charges were Wil liam Alfred Miller, 20, and Hil bert El wood Dolly, also 20. Sergt. Roush said $6,500 of the loot was found when the men led officers to a cache about seven miles from the bank and “they say that’s all of it.” The bank, held up Saturday morning, is located at Harman, a small community of 200 about 30 miles east of here. Sergt. Roush said the men’s statements brought out that Miller was the one who entered the bank, while Dolly wainted outside in the getaway car. Miller and Dolly, identified as machine operators for the Buck hannon Lumber co. at Cumber land, were picked up by State police less than two hours after the robbery was committed. 41 Turk Miners Die, 19 Trapped in Blasts By the Associated Prass ISTANBUL, Jan. 24.—A series of gas explosions killed 41 miners and left 19 trapped today in the Zonguldak coal mines, a govern ment spokesman announced. Twenty others were reported in jured. Zonguldak, on the Black Sea coast, is the center of Turkey s coal production. The mines are operated by the government. The Federal Spotlight House Unit Meets Tomorrow To Set Pay Raise Hearings By Joseph Young The House Civil Service Committee holds its first meeting tomorrow and is expected to set an early date on Federal pay raise hearings. The Senate Civil Service Committee already has held its first organization session and is ex-« pec ted to begin Federal pay hearings next month. Similarly. Chairman Murray I of the House group and his col leagues are f/M expected to schedule hearings for next month. Nobody knows how the hearings will take. Senator Johnston of the Senate comm ittee had hoped to wind up the hear ings in about a week. but the pending Senate 10-day Lincoln-Washington recess per iod next month may prolong the hearings a bit. Chairman Murray of the House group hopes his committee's hearings can be wound up in several weeks’ time. May Last Longer. However, the House commit -1 tee s hearings may last somewhat I I longer than the Senate group's. | Mr. Murray is supporting the ad ministration’s 5 per cent pay i proposals and postal salary re | classification plan. Other com j mittee members are in favor of a greater salary increase for classified and postal workers and undecided on postal salary clas sification. The House committee’s hear- j DETROIT 1 ALL 4-ENGINE SERVICE 11 Morning, Noon, Afternoon and Evening 111 ■ B < H B Also low-cost Aircoach Service Other daily flights to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, i Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Paul | ft Cotuttuq -500 n... 6 - Capital || f AIRLINES I WORMS riRST TURBOPROP iIPUHIP |R Coll STerling 3-3000 j| | jB Ticket Officen Cor. 14th & F Sts., (Willord Hotel) B f_ _ j PLAN WORRY.FREE FINANCING HERE Pick the home you want. Then hurry in to see our home loan counsdor. He cjUickly exploins terms . . . arranges for a prompt estimate of the amount you con borrow on that particular house! • Moderate Down Payment Based on Size Home You Buy • Open-End* Provisions for Re-Borrowing Later • Pay Aheod Without Penalty ... Save Interest Costs « PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE AT THIRD STREET S. E. Opm Tima, til « U 71120 e— j ings last year were long because i of the postal salary reclassifica tion controversy. This year Mr. Murray hopes the situation will : be different and that the com mittee can reach speedy agree ment. 1 There appears to be consider able sentiment among many • members in both the Senate and House Civil Service Committees for about a 7 or 8 per cent aver age pay raise for classified and postal workers. *a * * JiEW SYSTEM—The Govern ment's new career-conditional personnel system is now in effect. Government .ndeflnite workers eligible for conversion to career or career-conditional status were converted automatically as of yesterday, which was the legal 60-day period following President Eisenhower’s issuance of the ex ecutive order authorizing the 5 program. Approximately 455,000 indefi nite workers now have been brought into the merit fold. The remaining 189,000 who were not I eligible for conversion will be given a chance in the months ahead to take exams to qualify for the program ** * * BONDlNG—Senator Carlson, Republican, of Kansas, the rank ing minority member of the Senate Civil Service Committee, has sponsored legislation to have the Government pay the cost of bonding Federal employes whose ! duties involve the handling of i Government funds. At present’ these employes have to pay for the bonds themselves. *m * • RETIREMENT BENEFITS Representative Rees, Republican, of Kansas, ranking minority member of the House Civil Serv ice Committee, has sponsored a bill to take care of the “for gotten” women of the Federal service. These are the widows of retired Government workers who died before 1948. Mr. Rees’ measure would give them annui ties, the same as are provided for widows of retired Federal work ers who have died since 1948. ** * * HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS CROUP—Here are the Demo crats who will head the various subcommittees of the House Ap propriations Committee in han dling the various department and agency 1956 budget requests: Representatives Whitten of Mis sissippi, Agriculture and En forcement of Anti-Deficiency Ap propriations: Preston of Georgia. Commerce: Mahon of Texas. De fense; Passman of Louisiana. Foreign Aid; Kirwan of Ohio. In terior: Fogarty of Rhode Island, Health, Education and Welfare; Cannon of Missouri. Public Works; • Rooney of New York State, Justice and Judiciary; Gary of Virginia. Treasury and Post Office; Morrell of Arkansas. Legislative, and Rabaut of Mich igan, District of Columbia ** * * The Independent Offices sub committee, which previously handled the money requests for more than a score ol Federal agencies, 'will be split up mainly in two groups this year. Reorc sentativeThomas of Texas will head the group handling the budget requests of the Vet erans Administration, the vari ous housing agencies and some of the smaller bureaus Repre sentative Andrews of Alabama will head the subcommittee on the budget requests of the Civil Service Commission, the General Services Administration, the General Accounting Office and several smaller bureaus.