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THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. WEDNESDAY. Aram IS. I*M < /•-.•■ - ■« t? " w ."j* f ;’ %■ .;: f ,.,.. , & *jl *-Q-HC’ 1 ‘ ' HB : :V ** Mpr PATIENT WELCOMES NEWS—Minneapolis.—From her bed at Kenny Institute Mrs. Ken Wakerhauser, a polio victim for 2V 2 years, registers a happy smile over reported effec tiveness of Salk vaccine. Nurse is Edna Schrupp.—AP Wire photo. VACCINE Continued From First Pace scheduled to start one week later on April 26. Wait Is Effective Dr. Salk believes that the last shot should be given seven months after the second, the second following within three or four weeks after the first. At last night’s closed telecast, beamed here to doctors from Ann Arbor, Mich., Dr. Salk said the last shot, if given after the seven months wait, greatly multiplied polio-fighting antibodies in the blood stream, making the vaccine even more effective. Dr Harold Kennedy, health officer of Fairfax County, said last night he felt Dr. Salk’s rec ommendation would undoubtedly be followed. Other Advantages Besides building more anti bodies, Dr. Salk’s finding, if ac cepted, carries more weight in another respect. ■ It would mean more vaccine available for every one for two reasons. Third shots now available could become first and second shots for those, out side of the school vaccination program. Manufacturers would have plenty df nine to get mote vaccine on the market during the seven months waiting period In time for the last shot. Enough vaccine Is expected to be available for 30 million chil dren this year—including those in the free school find those who would 4eCni* shots from private physicians at cost.- If Dr. Salk’s two-shot-now. one-shot-later plan is followed, it is estimated up to 45 million youngsters could receive the vac cine. But again, no one in an ad visory capacity has told health departments or doctors this Is the thing to do. According to one doctor here, the method of dispensing the vaccine might remain with each individual physician. But it is generally believed Dr. Salk’s suggestion will be followed. Left Questions Unanswered Last night's telecast at the Capitol Theater, sponsored by the Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company, together with the Na tional Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, did little to clear the air for physicians as to how much vaccine will be available and how they should go about getting it. Rather, it was a digest of findings published earlier on the vaccine. Eli Lilly Is one of six pharmaceutical houses now producing the vaccine. Officials of the Polio Founda tion, including its director, Basil O’Connor, indicated the big job—that of getting the vaccine into the bloodstreams of millions—had just started. For once, unpredictable polio apparently co-operated in an ironic way. the foundation pointed out. In last year’s test areas, there was a higher attack rate from polio than in previous years. It meant the vaccine’s effectiveness was easier to gauge statistically. Dr. Salk also said last night this year’s supply of the vaccine is more potent than the batches used last year. The vaccine is now manufactured under slightly different, more effective stand ards, he said. The release of the vaccine, compared to the release of other vaccines, is significant. The diptheria vaccine—designed to fight a disease far more deadlier than polto—was used on a broad scale some 13 'years after it was developed. Another 20 years elapsed before immunization be came a standard practice. The COLUMBIA HEIGHTS BOYS CLUB An integrated recreational activity, open to all boys, ages 6 to 16, irrespective of race or creed appeals to all who believe in the principals upon which the Club is operating to send contributions for the maintenance and ex tension of its program to the Columbia Heights Coys Club, All Souls’ Church 16th and Harvard Streets N.W., Washington 9, D. C. Priority Given To Foundation The six manufacturers of the Salk vaccine first must fill orders by the Polio Foundation before shipping the vaccine to drug firms for sale to private physi cians. Dr. Robert Fischelis, secretary of the American Pharmaceutical Associatiop, said today little de lay is expected in the shipments. Dr. Fischelis said drug firms haye "well established channels” through which to pour supplies Dr. Fischelis said this assures rapid distribution The vaccine will be shipped either by truck or rail express from the manufacturers and will be refrigerated en route. Wholesale drug houses will re ceive the supply, direct the vac cine to retail drug dealers, who will then turn the vaccine over to private physicians. SALK Continued From First Pagfe all its 60,000 eligible children in oculated in one day. In other cities health authorities said the project would move as fast as the available doctors could manage. Most estimates indicated that only rarely would more than a week be required to administer each shot in the series. There was no Nation-wide fig ure on the exact number of chil dren who will receive the pro tective shot* this year, but the final count will be in the tens of millions. Foundation's Supplies Inoculations for 9 million chil dren are being provided by the National Foundation for Infan tile Paralysis, which ordered its supplies long before the test results were available. This vac cine is allocated to all first and second graders, considered the age group most vulnerable to the disease. The foundation’s vaccine also will be given to children who took part in last year’s test, but got only a harmless, ineffective Injection. This was done to pro vide a control factor in analyzing the vaccine’s value. From additional vaccine sup plies, many communities hoped to make sure that children up to the age of 14 would receive shots, with special provisions for those whose families could not afford inoculation by a private doctor. There were estimates that as many as 45 million might be vaccinated this year. Production Stepped Up Manufacturers of the vaccine, which takes three months to make, were reported stepping up production. Most inoculation plans re ported so far were based on the three-shot series used in last year's test. The recommenda tion that this can be reduced to two shots, followed by a booster seven months later, pro duced a mixed reaction among local health officials. Medical meetings were called to consider the new shot sched ule and its effects on the pro gram. Some communities deferred any announcements about their program until this question was settled. Private Programs Seen A number of private inocula tion programs might be de veloped. The first of these an nounced in New York was by a union local to provide free shots for all of its members’ children under the age of 18. Although Inoculation dates and plans varied throughout the country, one factor was the same everywhere—the great majority of parents are giving the neces- Senators to Investigate Corsi 'Sabotage' Charge Continued From First Page his news conference yesterday that Mr. Corsi was not qualified to administer the refugee pro gram. He accused Mr. Corsi of trying to circumvent the law so he could take over adminis tration from Scott McLeod. Recklessness Charged The Secretary said Mr. Corsi was guilty of reckless charges when he denounced the State Department’s handling of the program. Mr. Dulles also said the de posed official did not truthfully report what transpired at a con ference they held last Friday. After that meeting. Mr. Corsi said his ouster was due to charges leveled against him by Repre sentative Walter. Mr. Dulles said this was not so. Retorting angrily to the Secre tary’s statements, Mr. Corsi as serted yesterday: “It’s a whole string of false | hoods lam terribly shocked land astounded that a man like | Dulles, for whom I had such respect, could stoop so low to defend himself and the incompe tent administration of Scott McLeod.” A former industrial commis sioner for New York State, Mr. Corsi came to Washington in January as special assistant to Secretary Dulles for migration and refugee matters. He was installed as deputy to Mr. Mc- Leod in the latter’s capacity as administrator of the refugee NBC Defends Early Release NEW YORK, April 13 (/P).— The National Broadcasting Co., explaining why its television net work broke the release time on the Salk polio vaccine announce ment by an hour, points to ad vance news stories on the effec tiveness of the vaccine. An unsigned statement by NBC says: "Since many metropolitan dailies and wire services had carried accurate and lengthy re ports on the success of the vac cine as much as three weeks prior to the official release day, NBC released a summary of the results as soon as the material was available.” NBC’s statement was issued yesterday several hours after the release time of the morning an nouncement at Ann Arbor, Mich., was broken on the NBC “Today” show. Defends Early Release Before the network statement. Robert L. Bendick, producer of the “Today” show, defended breach of the release time, say ing the story’s "importance warranted early release.” Russ Van Dyke, president of the National Radio Television News Directors Association, sent this telegram to NBC President Sylvester Weaver from Des Moines, Iowa: “As an organization devoted to upholding journalism stand ards, RTNDA is much disturbed by release date break on polio story. Am informed Robert Bendick, producer of ‘Today,’ deliberately jumped release with out warning to other media. “If true, he violated one of the oldest and most useful rules of journalism and strong pro tests are in order. Does NBC television have explanation or adequate reason why such pro tests should not be made?” No Comment on Telegram A spokesman for NBC said the network had no comment on Mr. Van Dyke’s telegrafn. The University of Michigan, sary consent to have their chil dren inoculated. 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J Walter’s Charges Representative Walter opened fire on the new official, declaring ! he associated with Communist- i tinged organizations in the I 19305. Mr. Corsi denied the! I I charges, but the Pennsylvania i : j Democrat continued his attack.' ! Last week. Secretary Dulles j told reporters a security investl-! • gatlon was still being made of ’ Mr. Corsi and he didn’t know what the final answer would be. i He also disclosed, for the first l; time, that the Corsi appointment > was for only 90 days, which ■! meant the time would expire last i 1 Sunday. Mr. Corsi said later this was i ■ the first he ever heard that his ■ appointment was limited to 90 days. The next thing he -knew he was told his job had run I out. then he was asked to take » another State Department post i as a consultant. He rejected the ) offer and bitterly attacked Mr. ■ McLeod. t Republican National Chair man Hall tried without avail to get him to reconsider. Representative Walter, after i a week’s silence, yesterday ac i cused Mr, Corsi of “very obvious i deception ” The Pennsylvanian i | also praised Mr. Dulles as “one !of the truly great men of our i i time” for his stand in the i matter. where the announcement news was handled, was asked if there would be any reprisal against NBC. Arthur Brandon, uni versity public relations director, answered: “Only the reprisal of human conscience.” NBC’s statement, issued late yesterday, said: "On Friday, April 8, NBC was j told that the report would not ibe held ‘after 9 a.m.’ On the i basis of the decision, NBC had : notified affiliated stations on its ! television network that those not carrying the ‘Today’ program could monitor the network and cut in when the Salk report was available. ‘On Monday, NBC was told the release time was to be 10:20 a.m. EST. NBC sought to have the original time restored be cause of the arrangement with l the affiliated stations. However, ! NBC was told that ‘officials had had another meeting and the , time couldn’t be changed.’” EISENHOWER Continued From First Page ployed in the delivery or use thereof.” Subject to that law, the Presi dent’s letter today autthorized. the Defense Department and the Atomic Energy Commission to communicate information to NATO under terms of the agreement. His action came as he settled down to a week of i work and play at the Augusta i National Oolf Club. Work and Golf Mr. Hagerty anticipates the j President will do considerable work while here, as well as try to get in a daily round of golf. He said there is a possibility that Dr. Cary Middlecoff, who won the Masters' Tournament at the Augusta National Sunday, will return here this, week end to play with Mr. Eisenhower. The President arrived here shortly after noon yesterday and soon was out for 18 holes of golf in warm sunshine. Senator George, Georgia Dem ocrat, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee, has been invited to the club to meet the President “ano some of his friends” there Thurs day afternoon, Mr. Hagerty said Senator George will be in Au gusta to address a State bankers I j convention that night. Mr. Hag i erty said his meeting with the ! | President would be “purely so- I cial.” MEDAL FOR SALK URGED IN HOUSE Representative Derounian, Republican, of New York, to day introduced legislation calling on the Secretary of the Treasury to prepare a “suitable medal” for Dr. Jonas Salk, in honor of his work on the polio vaccine. The lawmaker told the House that he had already conferred with Chairman Spence of the House Bank ing and Currency Commit tee who was quoted as saying Dr. Salk "richly de serves” a medal. The reso lution will be referred promptly to a subcommittee for consideration, Mr. De rounian said. Realty Man Held In $30,000 Theft Robert H. 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Ditommas- was accused of conspiring with Martin J. Yamin, once a substitute police magistrate in Baltimore, to com mit a robbery at the home here of Albert and Josephine Wil liams, a Negro couple. Yamin is being held in New York City as a material witness in connection with the fatal shooting of Joseph Aronowitz. also involved in the attempted robbery. Aronowitz was killed in gangland fashion the day be fore he was to have gone on trial in the same case. Judge John T. Tucker heard Ditommasso's case without a jury and postponed sentencing pending the possible filing of a motion for a new trial. Ditommasso, who pleaded in nocent, did not take the stand in his own defense. One of the final witnesses, police Lt. Frank J. Battaglia, quoted the former pugilist as saying he was “scared to death” of Yamin. 19,250000 ACQUISITION Rocket Plane Grounded For School Pupils' Use PHILADELPHIA, April 13 UP). —A supersonic rocket research plane that once climbed mere than 13 miles into the air has been grounded in a suburban school yard. The Tullytown (Pa.) School Board obtained the plane, a Douglas Skyrocket, as play ground equipment in its new Walt Disney Elementary School, which opens next Monday Steps will lead to the cockpit in the nose and a sliding board will descend from it. The school board obtained the plane, once destined for the scrap pile, through the efforts of Rep resentative Karl C. King, Re publican, of Pennsylvania, whose district includes Tullytown. Benjamin B. 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April 13 (/P).—An other earthquake jolted stricken Ozamis City on Mindanao Island last night and residents fled their homes in panic. Electricity was cut off and remained off throughout the night. No casualties were reported. The strong shock lasted 15 sec onds. Its intensity was listed as six on a scale of nine. Ozamis was one of the Min danao cities hard hit ln the April l quake. At least 432 persons were reported killed, 2,000 were injured and 20,000 lost their homes.