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THE PLAN FOR SOUTHWEST WASHING
TON TAKES SHAPE—This map indicates
the major improvements contemplated in
the Webb & Knapp plan which was ap-
New Law Used
To Commit 5 .
A newly enacted law stream
lining the procedure for com
mittment of mentally incompe
tent defendants was Invoked for
the first time yesterday by Mu
nicipal Judge Armond W. Scott.
Judge Scott ordered five per
eons, ranging in age from 40 to
65, committed to St. Elizabeth’s
Hospital without a jury trial.
AH five had previously been
charged with assault.
The law, passed a month ago.
gives Municipal Court judges the
powed to order defendants com-
Jnitted to mental institutions
without according them a jury
' trial even if they protest the
committment.
All live of those committed
yesterday protested such action.
The new legislation, however,
states that the mental respond
ent must first undergo a period
of observation at the District
General Hospital before being
taken to court. If a representa
tive of the hospital recommends
committment to a mental insti
tution, the court then has the
power to commit the respondent.
Heretofore, regardless of the
respondent’s mental state, he
could not be sent to a mental
institution without a jury trial
regardless of the number of ex
perts who were willing to testify
he was Insane.
FUGITIVE MONKEY
SLAIN , HIS ORIGIN
STILL A PUZZLE

A monkey who didn't want
to be caught was finally
shot by police yesterday be
cause they feared he might
be a disease-carrying, experi
mental animal.
Pvts. David R. Garrett
and Donld E. Purviance,
sent to get the monkey
down from a tree in the
4800 block of MacArthur
boulevard N.W., tried to lure
it with food. A pet shop
owner also tried. All failed.
After Pvt. Garrett shot
and killed the monkey, po
lice learned that no such
animal had escaped from
the nearby Georgetown Uni
versity medical laboratories.
A check of the pet shops in
Washington also was fruit
less.
CLASSIFIED ADS
Proved yesterday by the National Capital
fanning Commission. The area is
bounded on the east by South Capitol
street, on the north by Independence ave-*
3 Montgomery Groups
Protest Zoning Changes
Three groups of residents
protested to the Montgomery
County Council last night against
proposals to rezone tracts from
residential to commercial use.
At hearings in the Bethesda
Elementary School, 200 residents
of the Kirkside section argued
against rezoning of 10 lots at
Grove street and Western avenue.
A spokesman for W.'J. Wohl
farth, owner of the tract, testi
fied the land is unusable for
residential purposes. He offered
THIS SUNDAY'S BEST READING
<sbe S>uniiay 3>tar
Choose The Star on Sunday When You Have a Choice
YOU AND YOUR FINGERPRINTS—FBI experts say
that once your ink-stained fingers are rolled over
their record card the identification is permanent.
Find out how hard it is to lose your identity by
reading “Just for the Record” in The Star Pictorial
Magazine.
BUSY BEING A BEAUTY—Brian Bell takes you on a
visit with The Star Pictorial Magazine cover girl,
Leoma Naughton, and tells how this local Miss has
captured so many beauty prizes and what her plans
are for the future.
DON’T LET CENSORSHIP DESTROY US!—Has Russia’s
air force outstripped us? If so, can our people be
trusted with the truth? For a noted airman’s
challenging views on these crucial questions read
Maj. Alexander P. de Seversky’s feature in This
Week Magazine.
CONFERENCE ON SCHOOLS—A White House con
ference, labeled "historic” by the administration,
will be held in Washington this fall to study all
questions relating to schools. What the meeting will
be about and what its organizers hope to accomplish
are told by United States Education Commissioner
Samuel Brownell in the Editorial Section.
BUSINESSMEN LIKE THEIR MUSlC—Providing enter
tainment for Washington’s many conventions is big
business and one of the busiest men in the field is
Jack Morton. Meet Mr. Morton and find out
exactly what this expert’s job is.—Financial Pages.
EDUCATIONAL NEWS—George Washington University
is introducing a program of study on the Soviet
Union and its satellites this fall. For the news about
this course as well as other area educational devel
opments read the educational pages in your Sunday
Star.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR WOMEN—In the Women’s Section
don’t miss the second installment of Anne Morrow
Lindbergh’s inspiring series, entitled “Gift From the
Sea”—you’ll find this distinguished Star feature
memorable reading ... a guide to a fuller and
happier life. In the same section Reporter Daisy
Cleland interviews local mother-daughter teams
who compare college days of yesteryear to campus
life today.
Phone STerling 3-5000 for Home Delivery
WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1955
to deed land on the Grove street
. side to screen stores from the
residential area.
The Maryland National Capital
Park and Wanning Commission
has recommended denial of the
application.
i In other hearings residents
[ protested rezoning of two lots
, on Chevy Chase drive between
. Wisconsin avenue and Hilfan
dale road In Bradley Hills and of
four lots on Wisconsin avenue
between High street and Willard
< avenue in Friendship Heights.
W gening jiitaf
nue, on the west by Twelfth streirt, on the
southwest by Maine avenue and on the
south by P street. Story on Page A-l.)
Citizens Fight
Mixed Schools
CAMBRIDGE, Md., Sept. 16
UP). —Better Dorchester Schools,
Inc., an organization aimed at
delaying integration in the coun
jty, was formally organized here
last night at a meeting of about
600 persons.
Robert A. Bottcher, Cambridge
farmer who is first vice president
and membership chairman of
the group, reported 1,963 mem
bers who have paid semiannual
dues of sl. He said the mem
bership goal is 7,000, about one
fourth of the county’s 30,000
population.
Although the group's formal
State charter makes no mention
of integration, the main speaker
of the evening made it clear the
group feels the county “is not
now ready for integrated
schools.”
Calls Police “Sneaky”
C. Awdry Thompson, former
majority floor leader of the
Maryland House of Delegates
and legal adviser to the organi
zation, explained the group’s
purpose after criticizing State
police methods and the “metro
politan press.”
Mr. Thompson said the organ
ization had been denied the use
of public buildings and had been
investigated by the State police.
“I did not question the right
of the police to investigate this
or any other organization,” he
said, “but I do resent the sneaky
manner in which they went
about it.”
He did not elaborate.
“The metropolitan press has
distorted everything that this or
ganization has done,” Mr.
Thompson added. He said the
account of the group’s last meet
ing in the metropolitan news
papers Indicated that “a stranger
who rose and spoke to the group
after the meeting had adjourned
was the speaker of the evening."
School Board Censured
The group passed two resolu
tions. One censured the county
board of education for “precipi
tously ordering integration of
Dorchester County teachers after
its citizens’ committee had rec
ommended only that the prob
lem be studied.”
The other requested the school
board, the county commissioners
and the county’s legislators” to
proceed immediately to provide
funds to put all colored <chocls
in the county In first-class con
dition.”
Heart Fund Donors
To Get Free Flights
Free airplane rides will be
made available Sunday by the
District Heart Association and
the Washington Air Derby As
sociation.
All they want is a little gene
rosity in return.
Although the rides are free,
the purpose is to solicit dona
tions for the Heart Association.
Planes will be operating from
Hyde Field and College Park
airports in Maryland; from
Pomonkey. Hybla Valley and
Beacon Field in Virginia. In
event of bad weather the pro
gram will go’ on the following
Sunday.
Children must be accompanied
by their parents in order to get
a ride.
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TRIESTE'S MAYOR GETS A KEY TO OUR CITY
Commissioner Spencer (left) presents the tradi
tional key to the city today to Gianni Bartoli (third
from left), Mayor of Trieste, Italy, as Italian Ambas
sador Manlio Brosio (right) helps hold the
beribboned token. Mrs. Bartoli is between the Com
Bridge Details
Stir Objections
From Fine Arts
District Approaches
To Potomcfc Span
To Be Studied Further
The Federal Fine Arts Commis
sion today reported objection to;
a number of features of the pro-1
posed new Constitution avenue;
bridge, requiring further study
by city and Federal planners.
District Highway officials had
presented a plan showing the!
proposed bridge route as well as
connections on each side of the
Potomac to the Fine Arts.group;
two weeks ago, and asked for its :
reaction to nine specific points. |
Gerald Sawyer, highway de-j
partment planning chief, told the!
National Capital Planning Com- 1
mission today the Fine Arts
answers have been received and.
that "it appears we need further
study.”
Details Not Approved
The Fine Arts members wrote
that the location of the new six-;
lane span was “acceptable in!
general” but that they were not
yet ready to "give approval in
detail."
Their strongest objections,
however, were lodged against ap
proach connections between the
bridge and a complex system of
new and existing roads on the
Washington side of the river.
The bridge would leave the
Washington shore just north
of Constitution avenue, cross thei
lower tip of Roosevelt Memorial
Island and tie into Virginia roads
with a three-level structure. On
the Washington side it would
connect with Constitution ave
nue and a new north-south ex
pressway which will bp part of
the “inner loop” network around,
the congested downtown section,
j Close to Lincoln Memorial
! One of the main desires of
the Fine Arts group was to get
j the complex Washington inter
change as far north of Consti
tution avenue—and Sway from
the Lincoln Memorial—as pos
jsible. The city highway officials
i today unveiled a modified plan
moving it somewhat north but
! warned that topography restrict
ed further change.
Mr. Sawyer also stressed that
both the bridge and its main
[connections will be part of the
[Federal interstate highway sys
tem and as such require road
standards to keep traffic moving
smoothly. He said these rigid
standards also restrict compli
ance with some of the Fine Arts
desires.
In answers to questions, the
Fine Arts group also said it fa
vored as low a bridge as possi
ble. and that it might favor a
steel bridge over a masonry one.,
One planning commission
member, John A. Remon, asked
Mr. Sawyer when the bridge
would get under way. The city;
official said construction could
start in six months once plans
were approved.
Approve Anacostis Link
In other actions, the planning
commission:
1. Voted approval of a revised
plan for the southern section of,
the Anacostia Freeway, a by-pass
road which will link the proposed
Jones Point Bridge with the new,
East Capitol Street Bridge andj
new Maryland super highways
to the north. Plans for all but;
a small section of the freeway
were approved previously, and
today’s action was contingent on 1
two minor changes.
2. Authorized formation of a
joint committee with the Na
tional Capital Regional Planning'
Council to determine best means :
of drawing up a master plan on i
sewage disposal for the entire i
area.
WASHINGTON NEWS
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DR. MAURICE R. HILLEMAN
Receives Award
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Scientist Given
High Army Award
For Virus Work
The Army today bestowed its
highest civilian award on a
Walter Reed Medical Center
scientist for his discovery of a
previously unknown virus strain,
which had afflicted 40 per cent
of Army recruits undergoing win
ter training.
j Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman, who
• has been with the center’s Army
Medical Service Graduate School
since 1948, received the Excep
tional Civilian Service Award
! from Maj. Gen. Leonard D.
, Heaton, the center’s commanding
[general.
: The new virus, which can cause
pneumonia, grippe, cat fever,
! colds and sore throats, was
; named “RI virus” by Dr. Hille
-1 man. A member of a committee
1 on virus disease under the World
i Health Organization since 1952.
i Dr. Hilleman is assistant chief
i of the center’s department of
virus and rickettsial disease. He
is visiting professor in the bac
’ teriology department of the Uni
versity of Maryland.
Man Found Injured
After Fall in Creek
A man, tentatively identified
as a retired Capitol policeman,
was taken to District General
1 Hospital this morning after being
1 found in a creek in Grover-Arch
bold Park. •
Police said he is believed to be
James Haywood, 61. of 3915 Ben
| ton street N.W. He is reported
| in serious condition.
Mrs. Haywood turned in a
i missing person report to police
shortly before he was found by
two boys.
Police said the missing person
i description matched perfectly.
The man is believed to have fell
iin the crrrk while walking
-through the park . a few blocks
from his home,
i i »
Meat Cutter Charged
With Bribe. Attempt
A 24-year-old meat cutter was
arrested by Montgomery County
\ police last night on a charge of
attemjving to bribe a policeman
I who stopped his car after it;
[passed through a red light on
Georgia avenue at Montgomery
[Hills.
Pvt. Jesse Crown said he was
.offered $2 by the motorist, Hu
bert White, of 1303 Windham;
lane. Silver Spring, as he was
.preparing to hand him a sum-!
jmons. The driver was released
on SIOO bond for a hearing on
[Monday.
The usual collateral for a red
[light offense is 16.45.
Adams Visits Bonn
i BONN, Germany, Sept. 16
! —Sherman Adams, assistant to :
President Eisenhower and chief
of the White House staff, arrived;
here today for a short visit. He'
was accompanied by his wife. |
missioner and her husband. The Trieste official
and his wife are on ti tour of the Eastern United
States and are due to leave October 4. The Mayor
gave Mr. Spencer a seal of the City of Trieste.—Star *
Staff Photo.
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Nixon Names
Seven to Help
Plan Auditorium
Will Join Appointees
Os Eisenhower and
i Rayburn on Project
Vice President Nixon today
appointed seven members to th<
commission created by Congress
to plan a civic auditorium for
the Nation’s Capital.
The project would include s
hall for the inauguration ol
Presidents, facilities for music
and fine arts and a mass com
munications center.
Mr. Nixon named three mem
bers of the Senate District Com
mittee—Chairman Neeley, Demo
crat of West Virginia, and Sen
ators McNamara, Democrat of
Michigan, and Beall, Republican
of Maryland.
The four others are Dr.
George Johnson, dean of the
Harvard University Law School;
Barney Balaban, a moving pic
ture executive; Mrs. Eugene
Meyer, wife of the chairman
of the board of the Washington
Post and Times Herald, and
Mrs. James H. Rowe, jr. Her
husband is a member of the
Washington law firm of Corcoran,
Youngman & Rowe and was at
one time an assistant to Presi
dent Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Speaker Rayburn of the House
has named seven commission
members and President Eisen
hower is to name seven.
The members named by Speak
er Rayburn included Represent
atives Morrison of Louisiana and
Klein of New York, Democrats,
and Kearns of Pennsylvania and
Broyhill of Virginia, Republicans,
all members of the House Dis
trict Committee, and Represent
ative Thompson, Democrat of
New Jersey, an active supporter
of the bill for the center.
Mr. Rayburn's non-House ap
pointees are Robert W. Dowling,
president of the City Investment
Co. of New York and chairman
of the American National The
ater and Academy, and Barnes
Breeskin, band leader.
The commission is to report
on its plans by February.
SEN. MORSE'S
CATTLE TAKE ‘
TOP HONOPS
Devon cattle owned by Sen
| ator Morse, Democrat of Ore
gon. won top prizes at the
- Southern Maryland ‘ Agricul
tural Exposition which ends
this afternoon at Upper Marl
boro, Md.
They won the grand cham
. pionship in both the bull and
cow classes over what was
called the strongest competi
tion at a Devon show in the
East in many years.
Senator Morse’s cattle
copped eight first places, four
seconds, one third, two
fourths and one fifth.
The Senator’s Imported heif
er. Potheridge Countess V, was
awarded the grand champion
ship ribbon from Dr. John Fos
ter of the University of Mary
land, contest judge. 1116 bull,
Fordton Shaver, another im
ported animal, was called the
best of young Devon bulls im
ported to the United States in
many years It won a grand
champion ribbon.
Federick S. Wyvill had two
prize winners. His Patuxent
Polled Paragon won the re
serve champion ribbon for
bulls and his Patuxtent Red
Polly took the reserve cham
pion ribbon for females.

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