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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. HLIPAT, rEBRUAEY 4. 1988 ' Report Notes Faults In Johns Hopkins Engineering School By tha Associated Prow ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 4. The Engineers’ Council for Pro- j fessional Development decided after an inspection that “definite weakness exists” in the School; of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the leaders of the Maryland General Assembly were informed today. Lowell J. Reed, university president, forwarded to Senate President Goldstein and House Speaker Luber a copy of a letter on accreditation by the council. The council renewed accredit ing of the civil, electrical and mechanical divisions for three years. It did not accredit the in dustrial division. 1 Action Explained. The council letter explained the meaning of its action thus: 1 “If conditions are favorable; and appear likely to remain so over such a period, accreditation for 3 to 5 years is usual. “If for any reason the future appears precarious, or definite weakness exists which should be strengthened, accreditation is granted for one to three years. “Your curricula in civil, elec trical and mechanical and in dustrial engineering were judged j to be in the latter situation.” The details of faults found by ; the council were not included in I the information sent by Dr. ! Reed to the legislative leaders. ! The accrediting action was taken last October 28. * Washington College Approved. Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, president of Washington College, also sent the legislators a copy of a letter from the Middle States’ Associa tion of Colleges renewing that in- j stitution’s accreditation. Transmittal of the accrediting ; letters was agreed to by the 1 presidents of Johns Hopkins, j Washington, Western Maryland i and St. John's at a meeting Monday with Senator Goldstein. ; It was the aftermath of re- j lease two weeks earlier of a full evaluation and accrediting re port on the University of Mary- j land. The Middle States’ Asso- i ciation found five major faults | at Maryland and gave it until next year to report on correc tions. Meanwhile, it remains ae- ! credited. Mississippi Boosts Sales, Cigarette Taxes By Associated Press JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 4.—A penny hike in sales and cigarette taxes won out in opposite ends ; of the Capitol as lawmakers j struggled for means to finance j Mississippi’s program to equalize i Negro and white schools. I The House voted 100-27 yes- j terday to raise sales taxes from | 2 to 3 per cent to provide the bulk of the estimated S2O mil- j lion extra a year for schools. The Senate raised cigarette taxes from 4 to 5 cents a pack j but cut in half a House-approved ; 1-cent tax on each nickel's worth j of snuff and chewing tobacco. Each bill faces action in the other house. In addition, the House passed a Senate bill providing an extra $3 a year for construction for each Negro child attending school. The additional $3 would give counties a total of sls per Negro child and sl2 per white child. Just before the House passed the sales tax bill. Representative Don Colmer led a successful move to delete the tax on advertising In newspapers and on radio and television stations. The Weather Here and Over the Nation District and vicinity—Fair and continued cold tonight w’ith low about 15 in the city and 8 in the suburbs. Increasing cloudiness and less cold tomorrow. Maryland—Fair and cold to night with low 10-20 in coastal areas, 5-15 in central portions, and five below zero to five above in extreme west. Increasing cloudiness and less cold tomor row. Virginia—Fair and cold to night with low 5-15 in north and 15-20 in south. Considerable cloudiness and a little warmer yf . 0 US WEATHER BUREAU MAP - \‘' * 4 I 04RHWH .1 C«wm.rt. * / Low T«mp«rolur»» and Arvat V . liUl T of T.poclfd Tonight Bl tetnoototuro P,fwr«* Show W-1t... Condition, Arrow. DwO. Wini Pte. * At 0< HUM lit Row tnowf.-.LV/'l —AP Wirephoto Map Snow Is forecast tonight over most of the Northern and Central Plains, the Central Mississippi Valley and the Upper Lakes region, with snow flurries in the Northern Rockies. Rain will fall in the Southern States from Texas to South Carolina and Northern Florida, with showers in Southern Florida and sleet or freezing rain in parts of Oklahoma, the Ozarks and Lower Ohio Valley. From Alabama and Tennessee westward to Texas and Eastern New Mexico it will be colder, with little change elsewhere. Extremely cold weather will persist in the Northeast. 1 I i : / '"v „*&***■ 'AJSkSII Ik FRIENDS SCHOOL BUYS GRAYSON ESTATE—This is the stone house dating from about 1800 on the nine-acre estate of the late Admiral Cary T. Grayson, which has been sold to the Sidwell Friends School. The property is situated at 3825 Wisconsin avenue N.W., adjoining the school on the south. Sidwell Friends Buys Highland Estate and Sells Playing Field Sidwell Friends School has sold its 8 Vi-acre playing field on Wisconsin avenue and purchased the 9-acre Highlands estate owned by the late Admiral Cary T. Grayson, physician to Presi dent Wilson. This announce ment was made today by Robert S. Lyle, the school’s headmaster. Through the two real estate transactions, the school has con- j solidated its property to create an 17*/2-acre campus in a single l tract | The playing field is situated across Wisconsin avenue from j the 9-acre school site at 3901 j Wisconsin avenue .N.W. The Grayson estate adjoins the school on the south. Sold to Insurance Firm. The school’s playing field was sold to the Equitable Life Insur ance Co., 816 Fourteenth street N.W., which is understood to plan development of the site for a headquarters office. Seller of the Grayson estate was Mrs. George L. Harrison, widow of Admiral Grayson. She has homes in New York and Up perville, Va. Some time after July 1, the school plans to provide playing field facilities on the grounds of the estate. It will use the present athletic field across the street until that time. Dates From 1800. The large stone house of the Grayson tract dates from about 1800, a school spokesman said. It will be used for administrative offices and classrooms. At present the Grayson estate is occupied by Allen Dulles, head of the Central Intelligence Agen cy and brother of Secretary of j State John Foster Dulles. Be tween 1943 and 1949 the school rented the property. J. Austin Stone is chairman of; the Board of Trustees of Sidwell Friends School, which was estab lished in 1883 by Thomas W. Sidwell and which occupied its present property since 1937. j Address Was Colfax, Wash. Address of a woman whose mute son was freed by the Com munists in Vienna yesterday was incorrectly given in Associated Press dispatches as Washington, D. C. The woman, Mrs. William Brooks, lives in Colfax, Wash., and Great Neck. N. Y., the A. P. corrected today. 1 tomorrow with chance of snow in southwest at night. Wind—Northerly 15-25 miles per hoar diminishing tonight i and turning to east and south east 6-12 miles psr hour tomor row. 5-Day Forecast for Washington and Vicinity. February 5-9. Temperatures will average three or four degrees below the : normal high of 44 and low of 28. Cold at beginning period followed ,by warmer trend. Precipitation about Sunday and Wednesday will total one-third inch. Road Conditions (AAA). Pennsylvania Turnpike—Scat- Bizarre Clues Puzzle Police In Baltimore Mystery Death By the Associated Pre*» BALTIMORE, Feb. 4.—A man died in bed without a sign of violence. It was as simple as that, but the case plaguing police here and in New York has more mystery than a best-seller on the Ijocket-book market. The body was found sprawled across the bed in a room at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. The clues: The room was registered to a Di. Edward James Phillips of 28 West Twelth street, New York City But New York medical di rectories list no Dr. Edward James Phillips. A New York acquaintance who had known Phillips for two years said he was a brigadier general in the Army Medical Corps stationed at Fort Jay in New York harbor. But no such officer is listed or known by officials at either Fort Jay or the Pentagon in Washington. A dinner honoring Phillips re portedly was to have been given at the Waldorf-Astoria Wednes day night. But the banquet department at the Waldorf said there were no reservations for such a party. Barbiturates Death. Dr. Russell H. Fisher, State medical examiner, said a pre liminary autopsy showed the man’s death was due to a “po tent-acting group of barbitu rates” or a simple overdose of phenobarbital. But police found no indications that the man had been taking phenobarbital—no pills or pill bottles. And here's the “piece de re- Ship With Cracked Hull, Sails Through Rough Sea By the Associated Press NEW YORK, Feb. 4.—The Panamanian freighter Liberator, which has a crack in the hull, was traveling under her own power at 912 knots through the stormy North Atlantic today. The Coast Guard here reported the 7,176-ton ship was in no immediate danger. The captain had radioed late yesterday that the crack was growing worse. The Gen. William O. Darby of the United States Military Sea Transport Service still was es corting the Liberator close by to serve in case of emergency. A Dutch tugboat was en route from the Azores and was expected to reach the Liberator today. The Coast Guard estimated the .Liberator was less than 600 miles from Land’s End, England. tered slippery spots in central and west portions. West via U. S. 40 and U. S. 50 —Slippery spots in the mountains and on curves and hills. River Report. • Prom U 8 Engineer!.) Potomac River clear at Harpers Perrv and at Great Falls; Shenandoah clear at Harpers Ferrv. Humidity ißeadings Washington National Airport.) Yesterday— Pci Today— p't. Noon HO Midnight 67 4 p.m. 44 x a.m. 56 i 8 p.m. 62 10 a.m. . 67 Record Temperatures This Tear. Highest. 63 on Januarv 2. Lowest. 10. on February 3. High and Low of 24 Hours Ending 8 A.M Today. High. 22, at 3:20 p.m. Low. 14. at 7:05 a.m. Tide Tables. ! (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) ... Today. Tomorrow High 6:34 a.m. 6:30 a.m. Low 12:53 a.m. High rt:08 p.m. 7:07 p.m. Low 12:14 p.m. 1:11p.m. The Sun and Moon. Rises. Bets. fun, today 7:12 5:32 un. tomorrow 7:10 5:34 Moon, today 3:07 p.m. 3:14 a.m. Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation in Inches in the Capital (current month to date): Month. 1055 1034 Avg Record January 031 2.30 3.24- 7.83 '37 February 0.55 0.85 2.44 8.84 'B4 March . 3.07 3.03 6.84 01 April . 3.30 3.00 9.13 8J» May 2.98 .3 98 10 69 33 June ... 124 3.41 10.94 Oil July 1.70 4.26 10.6,3 >6 August .3 15 4.75 14.41 2 8 September 0.63 4.12 17 45 .34 i October 4.06 2.85 8.81 .37 November ... 178 2,73 7.18 77 December ... 2.82 261 756 01 Temperatures in Various Cities. H. L H. L. Abilene 60 40 Little Rock 40 31 Albany 6 -8 Los Angeles 60 41 Albuquerque 41 18 Louisville 29 17 Anchorage .37 18 Memphis 42 33 Atlanta. 50 48 Miami 81 70 Atlantir City 16 8 Milwaukee 25 22 Baltimore 19 il Minneapolis 32 14 Billings 20 13 Montgomery 61 43 Birmingham 52 39 New Orleans Hi 5.2 Bismarck 34 New York 1« 7 Boise .31 8 Norfolk 30 20 Boston 15 12 Oklahoma C. 43 30 Buffalo 7 o Omaha 23 18 Charleston 57 33 Philadelphia 10 8 Charlotte 40 24 Phoenix 52 28 Cheyenne 28 -7 Pittsburgh 14 -6 Chicago 24 15 P’tland. Me. 15 Cincinnati 23 14 P'tland. Or. 46 34 Cleveland 19 2 Raleigh 40 l»i Columbus 2o 9 Reno 32 10 Dallas 50 42 Richmond 31 14 Denver 28 6 st. Louis 30 2.3 Detroit . 22 13 Salt Lake C. 29 7 Duluth 22 6 San Antonio 71 62 Fort Worth 5o 43 Ban Diego 61 40 I Houston6o 36 8. Francisco 56 34 1 Huron 24 17 Savannah 60 24 Jackson 56 43 Seattle 43 si» Kansas City 29 'ii Tampa 77 65 «_ £ B illt A < sistance” for amateur criminol ogist: Phillips called his wife in New York from his hotel room 17 minutes after a telegram an nouncing his death was phoned from a pay station in the lobby. The telegram was sent to Dr. Erna Gutenstein, a New York dentist who told police Phillips was a general. She said she had been invited to the testimonial dinner, but had received a tele gram saying: "It is with sincere regret that I must inform you that dinner will be canceled Wednesday evening due to sudden death of Edward James Phillips from heart attack in Baltimore.” The wire was signed “Robert Ritter.” Traced to Pay Station. Police found from Western Union records that the telegram had been sent from a pay sta tion at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday. The body was discovered about 5 p.m. Wednesday after Dr. Gutenstein called the hotel to ask details. Dr. Gutenstein said it was her understanding a retired Army colonel by the name of Robert Ritter was to have been guest speaker at the dinner. Detective Lt. George Klemmick quoted Mrs. Phillips that her husband called her at 12:42 a.m to say the dinner might have to be cancelled. She said he told her the guest speaker had died. A woman at the Phillips apart ment in New York said Mrs Phillips was in a state of collapse last night after hearing the news and was unable to talk to any- | v ■ Dynamite Blast Kills Five Japanese Workers By the Associated Press HAMAMATSU, Japan, Feb. 4. —Tons of dynamite accidentally exploded at a dam construction site near here today, killing five Japanese workers and burying 12 men under tons of rock, the newspaper Asahi reported. At least 16 others were re ported injured, some seriously. Rescuers digging frantically after four hours had not reached the buried men. Japan Gets Protest British Chancellor R. A. But ler, in London, has protested to Japanese Premier Yoshida against Japanese copying of British designs for textiles, pot tery and other goods. 1 Hot Shoppes I l weekend t APPLE PIE The all-Amencan favorite dessert, so tender, juicy and spicy you’d swear it was Grandma's Serve it hot as a special treat. Regularly 59c 49* Special tor Saturday Only ICE CREAM Reg Special Pints 39c 33c Quarts 78c 65c Hill Gallon 1.25 1.05 SHERBETS PINTS, R*g 29c SPECIAL 20c 2 pts for 39c On Sale Today, Saturday ’ and Sunday tor iHStS 7 Shoppes I » Restaurants A Pantry Houtea ■ B WASHINGTON • MARYLAND • UTAH K PENNSYLVANIA • VIRGINIA The Federal Spotlight Retired Government Workers Forgotten in Pay-Raise Talk. By Joseph Young Virtually overlooked in the excitement over the Federal pay raise legislation are the Government’s retired employes. These former employes say they don’t begrudge present Fed eral employes a pay raise, but they feel they also are entitled to a boost in their income. The average annuity paid retired Government workers is about $1,300 a year. Those em-* _ , ployes retired on disability get even less—an average of about SI,OOO a year. Officials of the National Asso- I Afl ciation of Re tired Civil Employes say there are many cases where a re tired employe and his wife, or even a re tiree with no spouse, are finding i t hard to sur vive on their pensions. The plight of employes ~M» h v«un«. retired on disability is also acute. These employes in many cases were disabled before they reached the peak of their earn ing power in Government This, together with the sMJJened years of service, has sharff# cut the amount of annuity they would have received had they been able to stay until retire ment age. A typical example is the case of a young career man in Gov ernment. After working in Gov- J ernment for nine years, he had advanced to a $7,100 position, ( amid prospects that he would go much farther up the Govern ment ladder. However, a crip pling illness struck him down, at 40 and now he is retired on 1 disability, unable to work at any job to support himself, his wife and their two small children. His civil service retirement pension is $76 a month. The family has no other income and their small savings are practi cally exhausted. Several bills have been intro duced in Congress to increase the j annuities of retired Federal workers. They include measures b y Representatives Lesinski, j Democrat, of Michigan, and ; Broyhill, Republican, of Vir- ! ginia, both members of the House Civil Service Committee. However, there appears no real sentiment in Congress to act on such legislation, at least not immediately. Some legislators candidly say that the whole question of liberalizing retire ment benefits both for present l and retired Federal workers and increasing family survivorship 1 benefits, should be put off until next year. They declare that Federal pay raise legislation is , the only major civil service bene- , fit Congress should vote this , year. The Kaplan Committee's re- ! ; port also plays an important : part in the situation. The Kap- : lan group's proposal for co- 1 ordlnating the civil service re- i tirement system with social . An Opportunity to Save Substantially Without Sacrificing Quality! ANNUAL WINTER SALE of Finer Clothing and Furnishings Nationally-Famous CLOTHING • GGG Suits • Camelot Suits • GGG Topcoats • Camelot Topcoats • GGG and Camelot Sport Coats • Slacks Nationally-Famous FURNISHINGS • Shirts • Sport Shirts • Neckwear • Hose • Sweaters • Jackets a Pajamas * Robes • Hat* I • Nunn Bush and Edgerton Shoes University Shaw » » 1318 G STREET N.W. PARK FREE: Capital Garage or Lot Opposite Store rftyfe 351/eaM i security to give Federal employes maximum retirement and family ! survivorship benefits, has stirred u p considerable controversy. Most Government employe un ions oppose the plan, preferring instead that the liberalizations be made within the framework of the civil service retirement i system. j As a result, Congress appears I inclined to put the heated re j tirement issue off until next j year and concentrate instead I on the Federal pay raise legisla tion. Retired employe leaders, how ever, feel that since the salaries of Government employes are due to be increased this year, plus a good possibility that members of Congress will raise their own pay substantially, that retired Federal workers should also be | taken care of. They argue that this can be done without going into the merits of the Kaplan Committee proposals, which pri marily are concerned with the retirement and family survivor ship benefits of present Federal workers and not with those al ready retired. ** * * PAY—Postmasters and super visory employes testified yester day in favor of Postmaster Gen eral Summerfield’s 6', 2 per cent postal salary reclassification >plan. Strongly opposing the pro- I posal was William C. Doherty, president of the AFL National Association of Letter Carriers. Yesterday’s Federal pay hear ing before the House Civil Serv ice Committee emphasized the sharp cleavage between rank !and-file postal employe unions and the postmasters and super visors over Mr. Summerfield’s proposal. The supervisors and postmasters would get sizable pay boosts ranging up to $4,900 a year from the reclassification plan. The increases for rank and-file postal workers would be as small as $2lO. Postmaster General Summer field previously emphasized that the pay for supervisory and ex ecutive jobs in the postal field service is far below the duties re quired. By raising the pay levels of supervisory officials, it will also provide greater incentives and rewards for rank-and-file postal workers who someday will occupy these jobs, the commit tee was told. Testifying in favor of the re classification plan were C. B. Gravitt, jr„ national secretary and legislative representative of the National League of District Postmasters; Raymond V. Mc- Namara, president, and Charles E. Puskar, executive secretary treasurer of the National Asso ciation. of Postmasters, and Jesse V. Horton, legislative rep- Kent Village Girl, 7, Critically Injured In Fall Off Sled A 7-year-old girl was admitted to Prince Georges Hospital in critical condition last night after she toppled from a sled and in jured her head. The hospital said Linda Car penter, of 7209 Hawthorne street, Kent Village, had been semi conscious ever since she was brought in around 7 p.m. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter said the ac cident happened while Linda was out sledding with a group of playmates near her home. He said the other children told him she fell from a sled while sliding down a hill alone. At least five other nearbv Maryland and Virginia young sters were still hospitalized from sledding accidents. Edward Wilcox, 14, of 4724 Seventy-eighth avenue, West Lan ham Hills, was admitted to Prince Georges with a fractured right leg after a chain of sleds on which he was riding with a group of children struck a tree. Donald Foran, 10, of 7007 Fair wood road. Radiant Valley, was admitted to Prince Georges after the sled he was riding ran under a parked car. Judith Huber, 10, of 1024 Rua tan street. Silver Spring, broke her leg in a sledding accident and was admitted to Washing ton Sanitarium. Marilyn Storrs, 16, of 4234 Seventy-first avenue, Woodlawn, is in fair condition at Prince Georges Hospital. She suffered a ruptured spleen in a sledding accident Wednesday. Seven other sled riders were treated at Prince Georges for less serious injuries yesterday. Forrest Balderson, 9, of 4719 North Sixteenth street, Arling resentative. National Association of Postal Supervisors. Mr. Doherty, the letter car rier chief, asked that Congress vote a Federal pay raise now and take up reclassification at a later date. He said the urgent need of employes was a pay raise as soon as possible. Mr. Doherty said the pay boost should ue 10 per cent. Be sure to listen to Joseph Young’s radio edition of the Federal Spotlight at 6:45 P.M. each Saturday over WMAL.) vUUfy UUi>U( UUy Ut/C/ rr apa AL• / Lewis & Thos. 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Executive MJ4I ▲ * Col. McCormick Resting In Florida After Surgery •y the Associated Press CHICAGO, Feb. 4 —Col. Rob ert R. McCormick, editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, j recovering from an operation for ! Intestinal adhesions, yesterday r flew to Florida. ’ * Col. McCormick, who was op erated on January 19. for the ’ next few weeks will convalesce • at his winter home at Boynton ' Beach, 15 miles south of West 5 Palm Beach. Doctors said that : his present health Is excellent • and that his recovery has been I remarkably rapid. ’ ton, was admitted to Arlington ‘ Hospital yesterday with an in -1 jured right eye sustained in a J sledding accident. Arlington ' Hospital treated 10 others for minor injuries. I NO COVER MINIMUM X| ' OR AMUSEMENT TAX I capital I cocktail * mjjNug IrW entertainment vm NIGHTLY FROM S P.M. H ;Jj« EXCEPT SUNDAY jL clement M I jSfV AT THE PIANO , INGA’S fashion show | luncheon every ' ' Wed. 12:00-2 00 J 1 c ; Park H°tel CONNECTICUT AVI AT WOODLEY RD.. 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