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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D C W fcPNESPAY. FEWAEV Ml. >•*» Knows Who Killed Serge Rubinstein, Prosecutor Believes I* th* AuociaMS Pr«i NEW YORK, Feb. 16.—The district attorney's office said to day it believes it knows who killed Serge Rubinstein, colorful draft-dodging millionaire found slain in his Fifth avenue man sion, on January 27. Identities of the suspects were not disclosed. But Assistant District Attor ney' Alexander Herman told a judge he feels he knows who "did commit this crime.” • Mi-. Herman made the state ment as Herman Scholz, 50- yea r-oid driver of a luxury rental car, was held in $25,000 bail in the Rubinstein case. Mr. Herman said Scholz “con veyed” a "very interesting idea” j of kidnaping Rubinstein to some persons, and that those persons were his suspects. Says He Gave Names. General Sessions Court Judge Jonah J. Goldstein, before whom Scholz appeared, told the chauf feur; “I advise you to tell the police arid the district attorney who these men are.” Scholz replied: “I did." Mr. Herman told the court Scholz should be held as a ma terial witness because “we feel his life could be in jeopardy from the underworld." The judge then set the $25,000 bail. * Mr. Herman had said last : night, after questioning Scholz j all day, that he hoped to obtain 1 through the slender, nervous I chauffeur information leading j t 6 the slayer or slayers of Rubinstein. Mr. Herman said Scholz ad-j mitted planning two years ago i to kidnap Rubinstein and hold | him for ransom, but the plan • fell through when Scholz’ con- j federate was jailed for burgalry. : While he was talking with | Investigators yesterday, Scholz Queens home was searched by a squad of 65 detectives. They re ported finding guns and other j weapons, newspaper clippings of the 20-day-old murder, Venetian blind cord and adhesive tape. No Comment on Import. Police would not comment on; the importance of these discov- j eries. Rubinstein was strangled, i bound with Venetian blind cord ; and gagged with extra-wide ad- I hesive tape. Hidden in a trunk in Scholz’ basement, police reported, were i a submachinegun, a loaded .45- caliber automatic, a loaded .32 revolver, a .38 revolver, a box of .3$ ammunition, a blackjack and I two switch-blsfde knives. Alsoj in the trunk were the cord and ' tape, j Scholz said he kept the news paper clippings to show to his friend when he got out of jail,i police said. They quoted him as saying; "I wanted to show ! the swell chance we missed.” | Police also disclosed that Scholz had been shadowed by detectives since January 29 two days after the murder. School Band Concert The Washington-Lee High School band will hold its annual concert at 8 p.m. Friday in the j school auditorium. The 77-piece j band is under the direction of William F. Pfeiffer. Larceny Charge Is Dropped; Woman Blackmailed Into Act A charge of grand larceny by ! trick against a 20-year-old | mother was dropped in Munici- i pal Court yesterday after Assist- ■ ant United States Attorney Ken- | neth D. Wood said she was! blackmailed into the offense. I Mr. Wood said Mrs. Barbara J. Clower. 20, of Portsmouth. Va„ said she was forced by a ! man to defraud Charles P Sher man of the Charles Ernest Jew elers, 711 Fourteenth street N.W., of two rings valued at $504 by ! means of a bad check. i The Weather Here and Over the Nation District and vicinity—Occa- 1 sional rain late this afternoon or : tonight, low near 32. Tomorrow ; partly cloudy and colder. i Virginia Cloudy, occasional rain, possibly scattered thunder- ; storms in southwest portion to night, low 30-36 in west and north, and 36-44 in southeast. Tomorrow, considerable cloudi ness and somewhat colder, chance i of some rain in extreme south east portion in morning. Maryland Occasional light : \ a. I US. WEATHER BUREAU MAP fS* >1 C—W—re. Low Tcmporolwroi and Araai •f Rrtfipttafion fxpoctod Ton.ght * ~ \ \ v - v - Ttmoorolwr* Pifurvt WWW W M dw. MOwn. AffO.. PonW. Wind Ww> A. 01 IMAM 111 ‘-(S3 1 Sod 14,195$ Highfand low. in WOwi —AP Wirenhoto Mop. Snow or snow flurries are forecast tonight in the Northern Appalachians and the Northern Plateau, while rain is expected in Southern New England, the Middle Atlantic States, the Southern Appalachians, the Tennessee Valley and over much of California. It will be colder in the Lower Lakes area, the Tennessee Valley, the Northern Rockies and the North Pacific “TT * ' Mystery Man Sought for Quiz In Baltimore Witness' Killing 2 Others Questioned In Brooklyn Slaying Os Former Convict By th* Associated Press 1 NEW YORK, Feb. 16 Police , today sought a mysterious man ' named "Blackie" for questioning ‘ in the gang-style slaying of Jo . seph Aronowitz. 40, an ex-con . vict who was scheduled to turn State's evidence in a Baltimore robbery case. > The search centered in New York and Baltimore. Police quoted two friends of i Aronowitz as saying “Blackie”— »I otherwise unidentified—was one of a group of men who several - days ago warned Joseph C. - Sampson, 31, against giving evi r dence in the case. 1 Sampson and Aronowitz were scheduled to testify, in a trial i starting today, concerning their , j alleged part in the robbery. Sampson has been questioned ’ by police along with Martin I Yamin, 32, an ousted Baltimore j police magistrate. ; Aronowitz was found dead in i an automobile in front of a . Brooklyn coffin showroom yes terday with two bullet wounds > in his head. > Yamin was allowed to go home early today. He commented to newsmen. "I’ll be available any time I am wanted.” Sampson had earlier left the police station, . guarded by two detectives. | Sampson Finally Located. After searching for Sampson during much qf yesterday, police | finally picked him up when he i appeared at his Manhattan home ;; late in the afternoon. Arono ■ | witz's widow, Jane, had warned ' that Sampson, too, might be j slated for death. “You'd better protect Joe Sampson,” she told police, j "They’re going to get him next.” With Sampson when he left 1 j the police station was a woman ! identified as his girl friend, Ursula Bergman, 32, of Manhat | tan. Aronowitz and Sampson had been scheduled to go on trial in ; | Baltimore today for an at tempted armed robbery last Sep tember. They were regarded as Employe Security Improvements Seen ! Assistant Attorney General William F. Tompkins disclosed i in a speech yesterday that “a number of improvements in the Federal employe security pro- I gram are in the making." The program has been the 1 subject of hot controversy In Congress and elsewhere. H Mr. Tompkins, who heads the I Justice Department's Internal ; Security Division, discussed the j operation of the security pro- j I gram In a speech before a civic group in Glen Ridge, N. J. He said President Eisenhower sev- I I eral weeks ago asked the Justice i ! Department to examine the pro- j | gram and propose “any changes which appear warranted.” “As a result of the President’s , request,” Mr. Tompkins said, "a staff under my direction made a careful analysis of the program and we are about to make cer tain proposals aimed to im-1 : prove its administration, each of which further protects the j rights of the individual and is! designed to avoid any hardships j I to individual employes.” She then was supposed to sell the rings and turn the money over to the man, Mr. Wood snid. Afterward she told the entire story to Attorney William T. Parker who appeared at Mr. Wood's office with her yesterday The rings were returned to Mr. Sherman. Mr. Parker declared a black mail complaint was made in Portsmouth but a judge had dismissed it. The man cannot now be located. rain in mountains this after noon. spreading to coast by night and changing to sow flurries in mountains late tonight. Low in 20s in west and 30s in east. To morrow, cloudy with snow’ flur ries in Garrett County and some what colder. Wields— North or northwest 15-25 miles per hour late to night and tomorrow. Road Conditions (AAA). West via Pennsylvania Turn pike: Scattered icy spots. i jlj| —AP Wlrephoto. JOSEPH ARONOWITZ. ’ j; potential witnesses against Ya . min and John DiTammaso, also of Baltimore, who are accused of I: helping plot the robbery. ‘ j Yamin, who lost his Baltimore , police job under a charge of larceny conspiracy and has been | living in New York recently, was seized for questioning yesterday ‘ morning. His attorney, Elihu W. ; Golden, applied to the State Su -1 preme Court to get him released and was granted a hearing lor ' today. Lawyer Protests. Mr. Golden angrily protested 1 that Yamin had been held for 13 • horns without being allowed to see his lawyer. “This is unheard of,” the lawyer said after being kept waiting five hours to see , police officials. Aronowitz was slain a day ; I after he came north from Miami, where he had left his wife and their 2 Vi-year-old daughter. The murder victim had served a year in Los Angeles County jail for a 1953 narcotics violation and before that spent another year in jail at Tallahassee, Fla., ' on counterfeiting and narcotics convictions. Police reported that Arono witz’s bail in the Baltimore rob bery case had originally been set at $40,000, but he fought to have |it reduced to SIO,OOO. At the | time, they said, he was warned, i “You're crazy! If you go out of here on bail your life won’t be worth a plugged nickel.” Executive Awarded $950 In Dispute With Airline By th* Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 16. !—A Federal Court jury today, awarded $950 in damages to a New York oil company executive j who said he lost money by being : | refused airline passage. Herschel C. Smith of Hastings- i on-Hudson, N. Y„ sued Eastern ' Air Lines.for $16,673 for ex-i emplary damages, claiming he' missed schedules because he was j .j refused a seat on a Tallahassee-1 ! to-Tampa plane December 30, ! 1953. after being given a reser- i : vation. Mr. Smith said several per- 1 i sons, including Representative ! Sikes, Democrat, of Florida, and ; former Senator Claude Pepper of Florida and their wives, bought j tickets at the airport immedi- ! ately before their departure. The airline said Mr. Smith 1 | lost his reservation by failing to j reconfirm it within six hours : before departure of the plane, as required by regulations. ! * Seasonal Temperatures Seen in 30-Day Forecast The eastern third of the Na tion can expect below seasonal normal temperatures until the Ides of March, the Weather Bu- 1 : reau pointed out today in its 30-day forecast. But for the next few days the prospects are for something close to a normal high of 46. After today, when readings in the mid-50s are exDected, the mercury will drop off a bit, but nothing like last week end’s cold snap. Possible * scattered showers were forecast tonight, with to morrow partly cloudy. Fair skies j are expected again Friday. | Kl**r Kmart. I _ . (From U. S Engineer*.) Potomac River cloudy at Harpers Perry I »n«l muddy at Great Palls; Shenandoah cloudv at Harpers Perry. Humidity. (Rradlngs Washington National Airport.) Yesterday— Pet Today— Pet. ! N f'°n 40 Midnight 87 | P-m. 41 h am. 82 j 8 pm. 87 10 am. . 80 ! Seenrd Temperafurea This Year, j Highest hit. on January 2. Lowes;.. 10 on February 3. High and Law at XI Haurs . Ending H AM. Taday. High. 40. at 4:IS p.m. . Low. 30. at 3:40 a m. I , •‘Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) . Today. Tomorrow. r 2:3, am. 3:30 a.m. kSi o:2lia.m. 10:20 a.m. !**•*• -~ .3:050.m. 4:02 p.m. The San and Moon. _ . . Rises. Seta. i gun. today 5;4n Sun. tomorrow «:5S 5-47 , Moon, today 2:37 a.m. 12:03 p.m , ■Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour miter sunset. „ ... Precipitation. Monthly nreclpltat.on i„ Inches In the ! Capital (current month to date): Month. 1055 1054. Avg Record. January 031 2.3(1 3.24 7 8:1 ’3? February. 2.10 0.85 2.44 8.84 84 : March 3.07 303 8.84 T»l . April ... 3.30 .%(!« 1113 >0 May 2.08 3.08 J 0.4814 ‘33 J“ n * 1.24 3.41 10.04 •QO ! J ulv , 1.7(1 4.28 10.03 'BO August ... 3.15 4.75 14.41 28 September 0.0:1 4.12 17.45 •:« j October ... 4 Oil 2.85 8.81 •37 I November ... 1.78 2.73 7.18 ’77 December 2.82 281 758 ’Ol Temperatures In Vartans Cities. • H. L H. L. Abilene . 74 30 Key West 68 82 Albany 35 « Knoxville 54 31 ! Albuquerque 02 35 Little Rock 70 52 Anchorage 10-10 Los Angeles .so 511 At anta ot ,18 Louisville 52 40 ; Atlantic City 45 20 Miami 70 03 , Baltimore 44 28 Milwaukee 35 20 Billings 40 24 Minneapolis 34 17 I Birmingham 03 30 Montgomery 07 30 Bismarck 30 is New Orleans 72 54 Boise 40 27 New York 34 17 Boston 35 20 Norfolk 52 33 j j Buffalo 31 20 Oklahoma C. 07 34 Burlington 31 IS Omaha 42 28 ; Charleston 01 40 Philadelphia 42 20 ! i Charlotte 02 33 Phoenix 70 48 i i Cheyenne 48 23 Pittsburgh 33 24 I i Chicago .10 3 < P’tland. Me. 32 23 ! Cincinnati 43 30 P tland. Or. SO 31 j Cleveland 35 30 Raleigh 58 30 Columbus 30 20 Reno 03 33 j j Dallas 72 47 Richmond 54 28 ; Denver 50 2s st Louis 50 37 ! Des Moines 42 3: Salt Lake C. 41 21 I Detroit 33 7P San Antonio 75 02 j Duluth 20 17 San Dleao ?5 02 f Fort Worth 73 48 g Francisco 00 51 i Houston 73 54 Savannah 05 51 i Huron 41 70 Tamoa 7c 40 ; Indianapolis 44 2* Washington 40 30 taek'onL 71 5 1 Wichita S 3 32 l Arguments Voiced For 3 Cities Seeking 6.0. P. Convention By Gould Lincoln The Site Committee of the Republican National Committee today heard representatives of Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco present arguments for the sslection of their cities for the Republican National Con vention in 1956. The Site Committee is to re port its recommendations to the full national committee tomor row. Final decision is with the national committee. t Representatives of the broad casting systems also appeared before the Site Committee and urged that the Republicans “hold i their national convention in the j same city as the Democrats. This was tantamount to advo cating the selection of Chicago, which has already been picked by the Democrats. Their repre sentatives said they did not be ! lieve it would be possible to have !the same television coverage as was given in 1952 if the con ventions were held in different : cities. t They also pointed out that it would cost each network $225,- 000 additional if the conven jtions were held in different .cities. The estimated cost for | each network if the Conventions 'are held in the same city is ap proximately $600,000 for the Physical setup. Cow Palace Offered Free. j Radio broadcasting, it was said, presents no sAch problem. | The llth-hour entry of San I Francisco in the contest for the j Republican National Convention j has thrown a monkey wrench ! into the plan to hold both con- I ventions in Chicago, at least I temporarily. Thomas Gray, rep | resenting the Mayor of San j Francisco and the Downtown As sociation, told the Site Commit i tee San Francisco was ready to put up $250,000 for the Repub lican Convention, the sum of fered by Chicago and by Phila delphia. Also, the Cow Palace would be provided for the use of the Republicans free of charge. The Cow Palace, Mr. Gray said, would seat 16,800 persons with accommodations for 2,000 standees. He said that while the hall was 6 miles from the downtown hotels it could be reached in 15 minutes byway of new and improved highways. He said, too, that San Francisco has 62,000 hotel rooms and that j 10,000 first class hotel rooms! were now under option for the use of Republicans. Present Cases for Cities. Mason Owlette, Republican national committeeman for Pennsylvania, and Bennett Towsley, representing the hotel people, presented the case for Philadelphia. Chicago was represented by former Senator Brooks. Chester A. Wilkins, executive director of the Convent Jo- Bureau, and M. E. Thayer, general ‘‘manager of the International Ampitheater. i . Following the hearing this j morning the Site Committee at- ’ tended a luncheon with the Republican National Finance Committee which also met here, today. It is expected that the Site Committee will announce its recommendations this afternoon. Fifzhugh Green Named Aide to USIA Director Fitzhugh Green of Washing ton today was named special assistant to L. S. Briggs, chief of i the United States Information Agency’s press service. Mr. Green, former assistant to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, lives at 1522 Thirty-fourth street N.W. He is a trustee and officer of the Washington Multiple Sclerosis Association. MEN'S HAT SALE! Famous "CORONET" HATS—S4.9S $7 10 value Id all desired colors and Shades. Bi2es rt 6 * to 7fk. .‘lO-Dav p£ EDIER MEN S WEAR STORES 143 ft H St. N W. ?•! H St. Jf.t. M. 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NAtional 8-2854 10 Light St , Baltimore j The Federal Spotlight Hearings Planned Soon on Bill For Retirement After 30 Years By Joseph Young Chairman Johnston of the Senate Civil Service Committee has announced his committee soon will begin hearings on legisla tion to permit optional retirement of Government employes at full annuities after 30 years of service, regardless of age. Senator Johnston, sponsor of the bill, said there is great need for such legislation. It is ones* of the measures being strongly pushed by Government employ organizations. Senator Johnston dis closed his plans in a speech before the 17th an nual conven tion of the National As ! sociation o f ; Superv i s o r s. Department of Defense, at the Shore ham Hotel. • The South rm *- Carolinian also predicted favor able committee action on his j 1 bill to increase the salaries of | classified and postal workers by j an average 10 per cent. ! A pay raise for classified and ‘ i postal employes should also have a salutory effect on increasing ; ; the pay of Federal per diem (blue j collar! workers whose salaries; are set by Government wage boards. Senator Johnston de- j dared. ** * * j WAGE ADJUSTMENT Pay! raises for thousands of Govern jment engineers and other tech- j ' nical personnel has been au thorized by the Civil Service' Commission. The increases! were predicted by The Star last! week. Acting under the new law au- j tliorizing hiring of employes in hard-to-fill jobs at rates above j the starting grade salary, the commission last night gave agen cies permission to pay higher ; wages for these groups of en -1 gineering and scientific jobs. They include all types of en gineering positions except en i gineering aides and draftsmen They also include physicists, chemists, mathematicians, arch itects. electronic scientists, met allurgists and patent examiners. All these jobs are m Grades 5 and 7. Instead of the $3,410 starting rate of Grade 5, agencies may now hire for these jobs at a sal ary of $4,035 (the sixth step of the grade). The starting rate of Grade 7 in these jobs has been increased from $4,205 to $4,580 (the fourth step of the grade). All present employes in these jobs, who are now paid less than the new minimum starting pay. will have their salaries increased to the new minimum rate. The CSC estimated that the average increase given to present employes in these jobs will be about $427- a year. The commission estimated there are about 6,500 present employes in these jobs, many of whom are receiving less than the new starting pay rates author ized by the CSC. | The law was approved by Con gress and signed by the President lait year to enable the Govern ment to attract and retam key scientific and technical person nel. AGE DISCRIMINATION—Sev eraI members of Congress have sharply criticized the Civil Serv ice Commission for setting age limits for applicants for Fed eral jobs. Representatives Yates and Price, both Illinois Democrats, declared the practice Is in direct Downtown Thursday 12 to 9 ot 14th b G, 7th b K ——;• Leather Forecast... FLORSHEIM 10 SPRING CALFSKINS S Just unpacked . . . everything you could ask for in smarter-looking, finer-fitting, longer-wearing 1\ y \ Tan or b,o<; k flot-seom Florsheim calfskin. The smartest spring selection moccosm Lotop 1 * h special calfskin covered we've ever offered . . . new colors , . . new tnnersole. 18 95 lasts, including the revolutionary casual * Lotop. Tan or black lightweight ", At least one pair is o spring must straight-tip. 17.95 to give you the utmost comfort and pleasure! other Florsheims 17.95 and higher *none genuine without this trademark HI 4th b G 7th OK *lll3 14th *4413 CONN. "SILVER SPRING, MD. "Open 9:30 to 9 daily I ALEXANDRIA, VA. Open 9:30 to 9 Thurs., Fri. CLARENDON. VA. Open 9:30 to 9 Mon., Thun.. Fri. * 1 4 'U L ’ 1 r>Et CUSTOMER PARKING AT ALL »AHfl NEIGHBORHOOD STORES t ’ violation of the law approved by Congress in 1952 abolishing age limits in Government positions. The legislators criticized the 35-year-age limit for tax col lector jobs in the Internal Rev enue Service. A 36-year-old man, a bowler and softball play er, applied for one of these jobs but was turned down because he was “too old.” Many other jobs, such as guards, agents, inspectors and policy-type work, also have 35- year limits. Other Federal Jobs cannot be filled by persons over 45 years old. The Civil Service Commission justifies the age limits on the ! grounds that some jobs are haz ! ardous or demand physical j strength and energy. Commis ; sion officials also claim that j other jobs are trainee-type posi i tions which reqilfte young per i sons who will work their way up | the service. However, these explanations are considered flimsy by Repre -1 sentatives Price and Yates, who I are demanding that the age j limits be dropped immediately. The existence of the age limits on various Federal jobs was j called to the attention of Con gress by the International As sociation of Machinists (AFL). ** * * i PAY—The House Civil Service j Committee today will hear offi ; cials of the Bureau of Labor j Statistics regarding cost-of-liv ing factors involved in the Fed eral pay raise legislation. Both j | the House and Senate Civil Service Committees have re vvuuihvwvo **«,*«, n urn-ncth iUI LIICiJL Illt-HIUCI 5. UUUICU LUC UICCLiHg. I MILWAUKEE I | MINNEAPOLIS’ST. PAUL I? Featuring Capital Constellations at 9:00 am and 6:15 pm B j Also low-cost Aircooch Service Other daily service to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago ‘ H- ‘ #1 / I? 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He is survived by his widow, a I daughter, 7. and a son, 4, living j in Sumter, and his parents, Col. and Mrs. Bjarne Furuholmen j] of Eustis, Fla., who lived at 4808 1 j South Twenty-third roafi, Ar- | ] j lington, until last September, | when Col. Furuholmen retired ! from active service. j ; vised their plans on completing Federal pay raise hearings this week and now expect to finish ! next week instead. ** * * GPO WAGES—Public Printer Raymond Biattenburger will be gin meetings this week with var ious craft groups of employes in the Government Printing Office regarding their requests for pay increases. The first sessions will be with the electrotypers, stereo typers, photo-engravers, offset photographers and negative cut ters. Wage meetings with other crafts in the GPO will take place in the months ahead when the j present wage contracts expire. I Craft employes in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing also have a keen interest in the wage ; talks, since their pay is pat- j \ terned after the GPO salary j I scale. The various unions in the GPO ! are also seeking a 37 \ 3 -hour work-week for their members. : Rock-Throwing Report % As Legation Here Probed } Reports that an anti-Com munist demonstrator threw a:! rock at the Romanian Legation-' here last night were being in vestigated today by Metropolitan ; Police. Capt. Albert Embrey of the 4 ' third precinct said he had re ceived a report about the rock . throwing incident, but did not know if it were true. He said' he had’detailed a lieutenant to check with, officials of the Com-*' munist-controlled Legation. An inspection of the prem- ; ises. however, showed a small section of a barred basement’.' window at the tradesmen's en- . trance had been knocked out. The passageway leading to the , window is protected by a large' ‘ gate of iron bars. Meanwhile, he said a special ' detail of policemen were as-, signed to patrol a "short beat” ‘ in front of the Legation and? residence located at 1601 and’ j 1607 Twenty-third street N.W. , A representative of the Lega- ? tion, contacted by telephone, denied that any incidents had-• occurred during the night. Trade Outlook Discussed •; As Civic Group Meeting An estimated 300 members of the East Central Civic Associa tion last night heard Dr. Joel T. • Atkinson, professor of economics of George Washington Univer sity, and Albert E. Baker of the Board of Trade, discuss the busi > ness outlook for 1955. I Both speakers predicted that the up-turn in business during the last quarter of 1954 will pre vail through 1955. i The Randle Junior High School 90-voice glee club sang j four selections during the meet- ’ ing in the Scott Montgomery ; School, 415 P street N.W. Frank D. McKinney, president, con ducted the meeting.