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Weather Forecast
Cloudy tonight, low about 42. Cloudy with
occasional ram tomorrow. (Full report on
Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today.
Midnight..4o 6 a.m.. 33 11 a.m.-.40
2 a.m. ..37 8 a.m. . 34 Noon ..45
4 a.m. ..35 10 a.m...37 1 p.m. ..51
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103 d Year. No. 52. Phone ST. 3-5000 ★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1955-120 PAGES. SCENTS
Reds Build Up
Despite 3 Days
Os Chiang Raids
Taishans and Coast
Are Strengthened;
Submarine Sighted
By the Associated Press
TAIPEI, Formosa, Feb. 21.
Three straight days of Nation
alist air attacks have failed to
stop the Red buildup of the
Taishan Islands threatening
nearby Nanchishan, reliable re
ports said today.
A second Communist buildup
has begun on the Fukien Pro-
Radford Doubts Eithe. Side Can Invade
Across Strait. Page A-3
vince coast opposite the strategic
Matsu Islands 100 miles west of
Formosa, the Defense Ministry's
information service said.
Nationalist pilots reported
sighting a submarine today off
Red-held Pingtan Island, 20
miles west of Formosa and south
east of Foochow. However, they
said it submerged before they
could identify it.
Meanwhile, Nationalist offi
cials set up 26 civil air defense
centers here to work out plans
to minimize bombing casualties
if war comes.
Nationalists Claim Sinkings.
These developments followed
three straight days of naval and
aerial pounding of the Taishan
group and nearby waters in
which the Nationalists now claim
these totals:
Friday—One submarine, 21
gunboats, landing craft and
armed junks sunk.
Saturday l5 armed junks
sunk, five damaged.
Sunday—One 1.000-ton gun
boat “disappeared" after a di- j
rect hit, five landing ships hit, ■
one probably sunk.
In addition, waves of Na
tionalist warplanes struck again
at the Taishans through last
night, blasting military installa
tions and possibly blowing up an
ammunition dump, air force
headquarters announced.
Northern Nationalist Position.
The Taishans are 30 muss
southwest of Nanchishan. the
northernmost of the oflshure
islands held by the Nationalists.
Nanchishan is fortified and gar
risoned by an estimated 5,000
regular and guerrilla troops.
Nanchisan, 140 miles north of
Formosa, is about 80 miles south
of the Tachen Islands, evacuated
recently by the Nationalist with
the help of the United States
7th Fleet.
It was this evacuation which
the defense ministry information I
service blamed for the other re
ported Red buildup, opposite the
Matsu Island group blocking the
entrance to the Red port of
Foochow 100 miles west of For
The information service said
evacuation of the Tachens had
enabled the Reds to shift their
forces from Chekiang Province,
opposite the Tachens, down into
Fukien Province near the Matsu
group. It said all available
means of land and sea transport
were being used to move troops,
down to the Fukien coast, where 1
blasting heard clearly on the
Matsus indicated they were
(See FORMOSA, Page A-6.)
Wife Returns to Romania
After Man Seeks Asylum |
By Associated Press
Feb. 21. —A Romanian girl,
whose chauffeur-h andy ma n
husband fled his Red-ruled
country's legation here to seek
political asylum, flew home yes
terday, apparently willingly.
Mrs. Maria Cimpu, 21, boarded
a plane for Bucharest as a
heavy guard of Danish police
stood by to protect her in case
she decided to seek refuge her
self. Seeing her off were Ro
manian Charge d'Affaires Alex- |
andro Chirila. his wife, and a
small group of Danish Commu
nists who gave Mrs. Cimpu some
flowers and shouted slogans.
Her husband. lon Cimpu, 24.
left the legation February 12 ‘
with 6.000 kroner (about $850).
which w‘as returned later to Mr.
Chirila by Danish officials. Mr
Cimpu insisted his wife was be
ing held at the legation against
her Will. She denied that at a
news conference, calling her
husband a "bandit and a
Mr. Cimpu is being held by
police pending Denmark's con
sideration of his request for
Star Phone Services
For Tomorrow
Tha Star'l holiday telephone serv
ices will observe the following operat
ing hours tomorrow:
Classified Deportment, 9 a.m.-9
p.m. (classified ads may be placed
in person at the business counter in
The Stor lobby from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m.l.
Circulation Deportment, 8 a.m.-
9:30 p.m.
News Department and main switch
boord, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
As usual, night service lines will
be placed in operation after the
main switchboard is closed.
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Guglielmi Signs With Redskins
For Two Years; Pay Is Secret
Notre Dame All-America Faces Battle
With Leßaron for No. 1 Quarterback Job
By Lewis F. Atchison
The Redskins today signed
Ralph Guglielmi, Notre Dame's
All-American quarterback and
the Washington club's No. 1 draft
choice, to a two-year contract.
Salary terms were not disclosed.
“I'm delighted to be with the
Redskins.” the 6-foot-l 195-
pound star from Columbus, Ohio,
said after the formalities were
concluded at the Redskins' office.
I “I've looked forward to playing
professional football for 10
; years.”
| Guglielmi passed up lucrative
Canadian oilers in signing with
Coach Joe Kuharich said:
“Guglielmi will be a great asset
to us. although he faces a chal
Guglielmi is expected to battle
it out with Eddie Leßaron for
the No. 1 quarterback job. The
former College of Pacific star is
! returning to the Redskins after I
playing in Canada last season.
The team also has last year’s
signal-callers, Jfick Scarbath and
A1 Dorow, and has draft lights
to Don Bailey, a standout at
Penn State.
Tucker Settles Details.
Eevrything was all set when
Guglielmi arrived at National
Airport shortly after 10:30 this
morning from Dubuque, lowa,
Two Sailors Killed,
3 Missing in Blast
Aboard Submarine
Hydrogen Gas Fills Ship
As Fire Is Put Out in
San Francisco Yard
By the Associated Press
Two sailors were killed and three
were missing and presumed dead
in a battery explosion and fire
aboard the submarine Pomodon
at San Francisco Naval Shipyard
last night.
Four other sailors were in
jured .seriously and two civilian
rescue workers were hospitalized
after inhaling hydrogen gas.
One of the Navy injured under
went surgery at Oak Knoll Hos
Only a Few Aboard.
Only a few sailors were re- ;
ported aboard at the time of the
Normal complement of this
snorkel-submarine is about 85
officers and men.
The Navy identified three of
the injured crewmen, all taken
to Oak Knoll Hospital. They
Lt. Lloyd White, of- San Diego,
multipie fractures and burns,
condition serious; Carlin J.
Cobb, electrician's mate. Hay
den, Colo., burns on arms and
right leg, condition satisfactory,
and Seaman Bobbie D. Pulliam,
burned on arm and face, condi
tion good.
The civilian workers, taken to
Marine Memorial Hospital, were
identified as Howard F. Swift,
36. South San Francisco, and
Robert E. Williams. 24, Oakland.
S Calif.
All other names were with
Two lesser explosions shook
| the gas-filled forward section |
of the submarine early today—
four hours after the initial blast j
and after workers were pulled
off the ship.
Lt. Austin R. Doyle, a 12th
Naval District public informa
tion officer, said the Navy will
postpone search operations until
the Pomodon’s batteries dis
charge and the vessel is cleared
of explosive hydrogen gas. He
said, “it may be tomorrow or
next week” before search is re
Fire Fut Out Quickly.
The fire after the initial blast
was extinguished ■ quickly by!
civilian workers and sailors from
the aircraft carrier Philippine
Sea and the submarine Catfisn.
The first explosion ripped the
forward battery room where bat- 1
teries were being charged pre
paratory to giving the Pomodon
her first sea trial today after
4'g months of overhaul.
Photographers were not per
mitted to take flash pictures be
cause of the hydrogen gas. Navy |
officials said a spark from a flash
bulb might cause a chain-reac
tion explosion.
Fred Bradna, Show World's 'Mr. Circus/ Dies
By th* Associated Press
SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 21.
Fred Bradna, 83, equestrian di
rector emeritus for Ringling
Bros, and Barnum & Bailey
Circus and known throughout
the show world as “Mr. Circus,”
died today at his home. $
He had traveled more than a
million miles and appeared be
fore an estimated 750 million
spectators before his retirement
in 1945 after a quarterpole fell
on him at Dallas, Tex. He had
been in failing health for several
Mr. Bradna spent 42 years with
the circus, and for 29 of them
shared the center ring beneath
the big top with Ella Bradna,
his equestrian wife.
Perhaps no man so personified
the American circus as did Mr.
Bradna, who trouped with Bar
; where he spoke at a church ban
quet last night.
Details were settled yesterday
in a conference between Ku
harich and Julius Tucker, the
South Bend businessman who
acts as unofficial adviser to Notre
Dame athletes in their dealings
with the pro teams.
Today Tucker said: “Guglielmi
, is the greatest player to come
out of Not*e Dame. That is not
, my exclusive judgment, but also
that of Frank Leahy, who
coached the boy. He is a good
leader, confident but not cocky,
and has the respect of his fellow
players, who go all-out for him.
Kuharich said it was easier
to deal with Tucker and Gug
lielmi than with many other
Redskins draftees of lower rank.
The coach and the team's No. 1
draft choice were not far from
agreement after their first meet
ing at South Bend a couple of
weeks ago. but some details had
to be ironed out.
One Rival May Be Traded.
Guglielmi's addition to the
roster will not immediately
change the status of either Scar
bath or Dorow. Kuharich said.
Rumors have been heard that
j one of the two would be traded.
Kuharichv talked Bailey over
the week end and found him in
a receptive mood after hearing
that the Redskins could use him
on defense if not at quarterback.
Kuharich said Guglielmi was
not offered a longer contract to
leave the door open for a new
contract if he made good in a
big way in pro football. It has
been his experience, the coacn
said, that players signed to long
term contracts sometimes get
into ruts simply because they
saw no chance of improving their
financial lot.
Guglielmi also may be headed
for military service after next
season and Kuharich decided a
short contract would be best
under the circumstances. The
two never were far apart on
salary, Joe said, but he had
brought up some matters for the
player’s consideration at their
first meeting and wanted him
to think them over before sign
ing. .
Guglielmi s acquisition is re
garded as a ten-strike by the
Redskins, who have suffered
badly at quaterback since Sammy
Baugh’s heyday. The addition
of the Irish ace may not be the
| (Continued on Page C-l, Col. 3.)
Officers in Jamaica
Dine With Princess
Sy rtw AimooM P»*ti
KINGSTON. Jamaica. Feb. 21.
, —Princess Margaret, nearing a
white eimine stole, dined by
candlelight with British Army of
ficers last nieht at Blue Moun
tain Inn.
The Princess, d:»ssed in a gold
organza evening dress with gold
sequins, sipped a cocktail, dined
on roast turkey and listened to
native Jamaican music on a ter
race overlooking a lighted water
Earlier in the evening Princess
Margaret chatted by radio- tele
phone for 11 minutes with her
sister. Queen Elizabeth, and her
mother back in England.
Jamaica is the eighth of the
West Indies Islands the Princess
has touched in her tour of the
Caribbean over the past three
She leaves the Caribbean Sat
urday for a three-day stay in
Fire Out of Control
Rages in Milwaukee
By the Associated Press
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 21.—Mil
waukee’s worst fire in several
decades was raging out of con
trol two hours after it started
this morning in a North Side
furniture store.
Two firemen were injured—
one overcome by smoke and the
other injuring his hand.
| Fire Chief Edwin Wischer
said he hadn't seen a worse fire
in his 34 years on the Milwaukee
department. He sounded a gen
eral alarm, calling in all off
duty firemen, to fight the blaze
in the two-story brick building.
The blaze had destroyed the
Meyer Co. furniture store and
at least one adjacent building, a
plumbing shop.
num & Bailey for 11 years and
- was equestrian director of
■ Ringling Bros and Barnum &
: Bailey for 31 more.
' It was his job to act as stage
; manager and master of cere
’ j mones. This he did through
g| 23,700 performances.
. Born in Strasbourg. Alsace,
on May 28, 1871, Mr. Bradna
i was christened for his father,
; Frederick Ferber, a brewer. As
l a youth, he went in for athletics
I and toured Europe, competing
I on the parallel bars and in the
pole vault.
i He served five years in the
i German cavalry and while on
i leave in Paris met Ella Bradna,
, who was performing in the
Noeveau Cirque.
I I They fell in love and when
. Ella aigned a contract with the
-1 Barnum & Bailey Circus in
Leaders Seek
Quick Action on
Congress Raise
Minimum of Debate
In Senate Urged;
Support of 60 Cited
By the Associated Press
Leaders confidently called on
Senators today to vote them
selves a 50 per cent pay increase
—from $15,000 to sft.soo a year
—with a minimum of sound and
One influential Senator, who
declined to be quoted by name,
said at least 60. of the 96 law
makers already had promised
l support for the increase. Op
ponents were certain of only a
handiui ol voies on the politically
1 touciiy issue.
The strategy was to approve
the Senate version of a pay
! boost for the t>3l members of
Congress and some 400 Federal
jjuages, ana then let a frienaty
Senate-House conference com-
I mittee adjust uifferences oe
tween it ana a more liberal pay
increase biil that shot through
| the House last week, 283-ÜB.
Wary of Voter Reaction.
There were indications that
leauers liau talked to some op
ponents ot tne Dili ui the hope
of Keeping debate to a minimum,
congiess »s always waly or voter
reaction wnen acting on matters
wmen affect its own pocKetoooK.
President Eisennower has
urgeu a cqngressionai pay rise ot
unspecified size, ana a special
commission last year recom
mendea a salary oi $27,500.
The senate bill calling for
s2z,ouo was approved oy tne ou
oiciary Committee without a
recoin vote. Democratic Deader
Lynaon B. Johnson ot Texas and
Republican Deader Knowlana of
caiiiorma are expected to vote
for it.
Senator Bush, Republican, of
Connecticut has servea notice he
wifi move to allow the increase
lor judges now and consider the
congressional provisions iater.
Senator Williams, Republican, ot
ueraware has sa*a he wifi seek
to put off all pay boosts until
the Federal budget is balanced
Byrd Opposes Bill.
As passed by the house, the
Increases woula date back to the
start of this year. Under the
Senate bill, they would become
effective in the first montn after
the President signed the legisla
Democratic Senators Byrd, ot
Virginia, Ellender of Louisiana,
Morse of Oregon, and Neuberger
of Oregon all have indicated op
position to the pending bill.
Congress members now draw
?12,a0u in salary and $2,500 in
an expense iuna for which they
ncea make no accounting.
Benner tne House nor Senate
bui would change a provision
which allows Cong res-, memoers
a $3,000 exemption for Federal
income tax purposes on the
tneory they must maintain two
The House bill would boost pay
of all Congress members to
$25,000 a year. Both would give
comparable increases to Federal
judges, some high Justice De
partment officials and United
States attorneys.
Additional costs of the pay
boosts are estimated at about
$5 million a year, after offsetting
the additional taxes the officials
must pay.
Balky Furnace Gives
Pupils Extra Holiday
About 300 Arlington school
children were given an unex
pected holiday today because of
a balky school furnace.
Classes at Drew Elementary
School, Twenty-fifth and Soutn
Lincoln streets, were dismissed
shortly after morning assembly
when It was found that the heat
ing system had broken down.
School officials said the furnace
would probably be working in
time f|r Wednesday classes.
Eden Talks With Nasser
CAIRO, Egypt, Feb. 21 (/¥»)—
Sir Anthony Eden, British for
eign secretary, left by air from
Karachi today after an over
night stopover and talks with
Egyptian Premier Gamel Abdel
Nasser. He is en route to Bang
kok for the SEATO conference.
1 London late in 1902, Fred signed
j to display fancy horsemanship
: and assist her in her act. They
were married the next day.
; Frederick Ferber disowned his
son. but Ella’s father, Johan
i Bradna, who owned a small cir
cus, accepted him. The young
, son-in-law took the name of
l Bradna.
. Mr. Bradna became equestrian
i director of the Ringling Bros,
s Circus in 1915 and during the
: next 30 years missed only three
« weeks because of accident or
: He became a dose friend of
i John Ringling and when the
. Barnum & Bailey Circus merged
> with the Ringling show in 1918
Mr. Bradna continued his role,
t The Bradnas had one daugh
: ter. Helen, who married a French
i businessman.
Shall I Offer Congratulations... or Sympathies?
Wild Riot in New Orleans
Set Off by Arlington Youth
Police Finally Quell Milling Throngs;
Seven Officers Hurt; Score Arrested
By »h, Associated Press
Carnival crowds rioted in the
French Quarter early today,
forcing police to use tear gas
and night sticks to subdue the
milling throngs.
Patrolman Roger Leoncavello
reported the riot—coming as the
Mardi Gras celebration neared
its climax—started after he at
tempted to arrest 18-year-otd
Lawrence Morrison of Arlington,
Va. He said five New Orleans
youths accused young Morrison
of attempting to force the lock
on their car.
Veteran officers described the
riot as the worst in their mem
ory and before it was quelled
seven officers were injured and
a score or more persons arrested.
Thousands of natives and vis
itors milled and screamed in the
narrow 700 block of St. Peter
street, near Bourbon street, in
the heart of the night club dis
Hundreds of excited tourists
and bar patrons surrounded
Patrolman Leoncavello and
young Morrison as the two
scuffled, and the officer put in
a riot call.
Squad cars and a police crash
truck responded and in the
ensuing fight, officers were bit
ten, punched and otherwise
Late News
%125,000 for Security Probe
The Senate today voted
$125,000 for an investigation
by its Post Office and Civil
Service Committee of the
Eisenhower administration’s
employe security program.
Dulles Reaches Manila
On Way to SEATO Talks
By th« A*sociot*d Pr*s»
MANILA. Feb. 21. —United
States Secretary of State Dulles
arrived today en route to Bang
kok for the conference of the
eight-nation Southeast Asia De
fense Treaty Organization which
opens Wednesday.
After a 40-minute private
conference with President Ra
mon Magsaysay, Mr. Dulles ex
pressed appreciation for his
moral support in the Formosan
crisis and added:
“The Chinese Communists are
probing the intentions of the
free peoples. Plain speaking can
well be instrumental in deterring
them and preventing a reck
less Communist miscalculation
which could endanger the lives
of many.”
Mr. Magsaysay last week is
sued a statement that the Phil
ippines “stands squarely behind
the United States” in the de
fense of Formosa. The state
ment is the subject of bitter
controversy in the Philippine
Quake Awakens Many
In Los Angeles Area
By the Associated Press
fairly sharp jolt, apparently a
single earthquake shock, awak
ened scores of sleepers in the
west and southwest section of
Los Angles at 2:09 a. m.. Pacific
Standard Time, today, but no
damage was reported.
Police departments and news
papers received many calls from
One Los Angeles woman 6aid
she was awakened by the shak- {
lng of her .feed An Inglewood ;
man said lt “shook the whole {
1 pushed around before tear gas
and night sticks brought the
I crowd under control.
Patrol wagons were kept busy
hauling those arrested to the
Ist District Police Station, where
; they . were booked on various
Young Morrison was treated
at a hospital for lacerations of
the head and booked with at
tempted burglary, simple bat-!
tery on Patrolman Leoncavello
and criminaJ damage to an
Police said 45 minutes after
j the first outburst was surpressed
‘ they were called again to the
same immediate vicinity where
I crowds hurled missiles at buses
: and cars.
The weary officers answered
three more complaints in thej
same general area during the
night and scores of complaints
in other parts of the French
Young Morrison is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Loyle A. Morrison, 1
1616 South Lynn street, Arling
ton. Mrs. Morrison said she
had been informed of the
incident from New Orleans, and
expressed the opinion he was
ju'st caught up in the spirit' of
the carnival and "apparently
poked a cop.”
7 Killed as 2 Cars
Collide in Texas
By th« Associated Pratt
KINGSVILLE, Tex.. Pcb. 21.
Two cars edged into * lie center
of a three-lane higl way last
night and collided head • on.
Seven died in the tangled mass,
including four members of one
Three other persons were
seriously hurt—one, a little boy,
lay near death.
The collision occurred in the
middle lane on a straight stretch
of road some three miles north
of this town in South Texas Mes
quite country near the famous
King Ranch.
Officers said bodies were scat
tered around the wreckage. Five
were dead when ambulances
reached the scene on State Road
77 near a big industrial plant.
Another died en route to the hos
pital. The seventh victim, Billy
Breese, 28. chemical company
worker from Corpus Christ!, Tex.,
died some 3>/2 hours later.
The other dead were identi
fied as:
Mrs. Beth Breese, 26, his wife;
Mrs. Thelma Bailey, 46, Mr.
Breese’s mother: Mrs. Rosalee
Thompson, 24. Mr. Breesfe's (Sis
ter; Buddy Joe Stanford, 23,
Drisqoll, Tex.; Silverio Gonzalez,
27, King Ranch, and Camilo
Salazar, Kingsville.
The injured were identified as
Billy Breese, jr„ 5, Mr. Breese's
son. in critical condition; Jesus
Castillo, 23, and Jesus Escobedo,
27, both of the King Ranch. I
Daylight Time Starts April 24,
D. C. Heads Find It Easy to Rule
With a minimum of talk and
effort, the District Commission
ers today set Aprii 24 as the
start of daylight saving.
Clocks will be turned ahead
at 2 a.m. on that date and the
District will continue on day-;
light saving until September 25
a 2 a.m.
Today’s action marked the
second year in which the Com
missioners have been able to
change the city's time schedule
since that power was vested in
them by Congress.
The switch from Eastern
Standard Time to Daylight Sav-
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Five Bodies Located
Near Crag Rammed
By Airliner With 16
Search Team Reports
No Signs of Life in
New Mexico Crash
By th« Associated Press
21.—A search team reported early
today it had found five bodies
near a huge rock pinnacle in the
I Sandia Mountains where a Trans
World Airlines plane crashed
Saturday with 16 aboard.
Word trickled down by walkie
talkie from the mountainside
that there was no sign of life in
the wreckage.
The plane rammed the pillar
in the rugged snow-covered
| mountains minutes after it took
Crannies Are Probed.
Two search teams, weary and
stiff after a night in sub-zero
cold on the mountainside, started
at dawn probing the crannies
around the needle-shaped rock
where the plane hit.
Pack animals were started up
I from the base camp at the foot
of the 10,000-foot mountain to
bring out the bodies and an air
drop was scheduled to deliver
equipment for removal of the
The plane took off from Kirt
land Field, Albuquerque, about
15 miles southeast, at 7 a.m.
Saturday. Three minutes later
veteran Pilot I. R. Spong of
Prairie Village, Kans., radioed
all was well. That was the last
heard from the twin-engined
Martin 404, bound for Santa Fe,
70 miles away, on the first leg
of a flight terminating at Balti
Crashed Into Crar.
The plane rammed an isolated
100-foot-high crftg on the cliff -
rimmed face of the Sandia
Mountains, 1,500 feet below their
It was spotted yesterday by
James Bixler, chief pilot for
Cargo Air Service, which oper
ates between Albuquerque and
the atomic community of Los
Alamos. He said, “I must have
flown near the area 15 times
keeping a watch. There was
one place I couldn’t see very
well, so I wei}t in to see—and
there it was.”
School Homework
Is Ruled Out for
Children Under 1 2
By th« Associated Prtu
WALLASEY, England, Feb. 21.
—H. R. B. Wood, the city educa
tion director, has ruled out
homework for school children
under the age of 12.
“The only time homework is
any good for cnildren,” Mr.
Wood declared, “is when they
are trying to catch up after a
i long absence from school.”
1 ing was at one time a major :
j topic for discussion on Capitol
Hill at this time of year. The de
cision to switch was often made
by Congress at the lest moment, j
causing a flock of troubles in
transportation circles and other
businesses which operate by the
Radio and television stations.,
and the railroads, airlines and
buslines experienced the most
difficulty, since at times they
were forced to operate on Stand
ard Time for a few days with
the rest of the major cities on
the Eastern Seaboard on Day-i
light Time. |
Humphrey Asks
House Group to
Reject Tax Cut
Secretary Argues
Against Proposal
For Two Hours
By Robert K. Walsh
Secretary of the Treasury
Humphrey urged the House
Ways and Means Committee for
more than two hours today to
reject a Democratic move to cut
individual income taxes by S2O
for each taxpayer and each de
The committee, in what
seemed likely to be an all-day
closed session, was expected to
report out a measure continuing
for one year the 52 per cent cor
porate income tax rate and to
extend for another year the
present excise tax rates on liq
uor, cigarettes, gasoline, auto
mobiles and automotive parts.
Those rates would otherwise de
crease on April 1.
Secretary Humphrey had
planned originally to appear be
fore the committee today to urge
extension of those present rates
in accordance with a recom
mendatioh in President Eisen
hower’s budget message last
month. Such extensions for one
j year would enable the Govern
ment to retain about $3 billion
in tax revenue.
But Mr. Humphrey • today
found himself fighting against a
move agreed on by House demo
cratic leaders and practically all
15 Democrats on the Ways and
Means Committee to tack on the
bill a provision allowing a S2O
tax credit to each taxpayer and
each of his dependents during
the calendar year beginning next
January 1.
When Mr. Humphrey entered
the committee room at 10 a.ny«
today, he told reporters he prS
ferred to say nothing publicly
| on the tax credit proposal until
; he had an opportunity to discuss
i it thoroughly with the commit
! tee. Committee sources dis-
I closed, however, that he waged
a vigorous battle against tha
proposed tax cut at this time in
view of the Federal budget situa
tion and the uncertainty of world
Committee officials estimated
that the cut advocated by the
Democrats would cost the Gov
ernment about $2 billion for a
full calendar year. If applied
beginning next January, it would
mean a drop of almost $1 billion
for the fiscal year which ends
June 30. 1956.
Republicans called the Demo
cratic proposal “a political move”
and termed it “absolutely irre
House Speaker Rayburn an
nounced after a Democratic
| strategy meeting Saturday that
: the committee's Democratic ma
j jority would support the exten
; sion proposal, but would tack on
the tax-cutting amendment.
May Reach Floor Thursday.
The bill and the amendment
may reach the House floor Thurs
day. A key Democrat, who de
clined to be identified, said there
! is “no question” the tax-cutting
amendment will pass the House
and perhaps the Senate later.
But Chairman Byrd. Democrat,
of Virginia, of the Senate Fi
nance Committee which would
consider it. promptly announced
; that he opposed this or any other,
j tax reduction until the budget is
Heavy Fog Blankets Area;
Low of 42 Due Tonight
Heavy fog covered much of
the Washington area this morn
Prince Georges County Police
said that on Baltimore boulevard
the fog was so thick it limited
visibility to 100 feet.
Capt. Carol Miller said it was
so foggy in Montgomery County
between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. today
that police set out flares at school
Weather observers at the
Washington National Airport
said the fog was general through
out the area. Airport officials
said, however, that air traffic
experienced little difficulty since
the fog was sporadic there.
Weather Bureau forecasters
said it would be partly cloudy in
the Washington area tonight.
The low will be around 42 and
tomorrow will be cloudy and
Byzantine Ritual
Opens New Cathedral
ST. SOPHIA Washington’! new
$1.5 million Greek Orthodox cathe
dral-designate wos opened with an
cient rites iresterday. Story and
pictures on Page ! I
at lambing time poys good return!
and sheep peciolists tell how and
why. And pasture specialists giva
some timely pointers in Farms and
People on Page A-18.
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