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WCATHER FORECAST
Fair and cold again tonight and tomorrow
Low tonight near 20. Northwest winds.
(Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today
Midnight 26 6 a.m 21 10 ajn 26
2 am. .24 8 a.m—22 11 am 27
4am 22 9 a.m. 24 Noon 29
104th Year. No. 53.
Arlington Bond
Defeat Adds to
School Row
Fairfax-Fa lls Church
Elects Brundage
To Convention
By MARY LOU WERNER
Defeat of Arlington's $9.4 mil
lion school bond issue added new
fuel to the school board con-;
troversy today as opposing fac
tions tried to interpret the re
sults.
The Arlington bond issue
referendum was held simulta
neously with the special elec-;
tion to pick constitutional con
vention delegates throughout j
the State. In the convention
balloting Dean Brundage won a'
flve-way contest in Fairfax-Falls!
Church; Frank L. Ball, sr., was
unopposed in Arlington and Al-j
bert V. Bryan, jr„ had no oppo
sition in Alexandria.
The bond issue was defeated
by a vote of 6.654 to 6,720 in yes- j
Details of Convention Election. Page B-lj
terday’s referendum. The tum-|
out was light, when < ompared
with 18.300 votes cast in the
Gray plan referendum last
month.
E. R. Draheim. school board
chairman, thought the outcome I,
reflected confusion over issues, j
He said he had in mind pending :
legislation in Richmond which
would affect Arlington’s school]
board.
•No Confidence” Interpretation j
George M. Rowzee, jr., member ,
of the County Board, Arlington’s
governing body, and foe of the
bond issue, termed the results a
“vote of no-confidence in the
present school board.”
Pro-segregation forces called
the outcome a mandate from the
voters to preserve separate
schools for white and colored stu
dents. They were quick to point
out that the Arlington School
Board had announced tentative
Integration plans—if State policy
permits—beginning next fall.
When the announcement was
made, the school board said it,
wanted the segregation issue,
clear before attempting to sell J
a new bond issue.
Regardless of how the results <
are interpreted, school board
members say there is one point ]
that can’t be debated; elemen- l
tary students face half-day ses- i
sions next fall, junior high school!
students will have to go on half
day sessions in the fall of 1957,/
and high school students will be i
on half-day sessions in the fall i
of 1958.
Children Held Losers
“There is no alternative,” said
Mr. Draheim. "Even if we have •
another bond issue referendum
in 60 days, we couldn’t move fast
enough to avoid those half-day
sessions staring us in the face.”
Mr. Draheim said he did not
consider Mr. Rowzee’s statement
about "a vote of no-confidence’"
worthy of comment.
One of the major issues of the
opposition was the size of the
bond issue and the effect that
opponents said it would have on
taxes. Mr. Rowzee once pre
dicted it might result in a 93-
cent increase in the tax rate.
This was challenged by school
officials, who forecast a tax in
crease of only 3 cents. Accord
ing to school officials, other in
creased costs—additional teach- <
ers and the like—were included
in Mr Rowzee’s figures, and they
said these would occur whether
the bond issue passed.
Classrooms Planned
All but $2 million of the new
issue was planned for additional
classrooms. The new construc
tion planned included a new
senior high school, a new junior
high school, 55 elementary class
room additions along with a sec
ond unit for another junior high
building. The remaining $2 mil
lion .was to be used for rempdel
ing of old buildings, and site pur
chases.
Arlington voters once before
rejected a school bond issue.
That was in 1950, when a $7.-
280,000 proposal was voted down.
It was rejected after another;
bitter battle between the coun
ty s liberal and conservative
forces. The school board divided
the bond issue into shorter con
struction stages, and it sub
sequently passed.
Dr. Draheim said that did not
seem to be the solution this time
because $7 million of the issue
was to be used for junior and;
senior high school facilities—
“and it takes roughly 2% years
to get that kind of school built
once you have the money.”
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Phone ST. 3-5000 ★★ S WASHINGTON, D. C„ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1956-FORTY-EIGHT PAGES.
School Shakeup Urged
In Montgomery Report
Consulting Firm Lists 'Weaknesses'
In Organization and Administration
By CHARLES L. HOFFMAN and GEORGE FLYNN
A sweeping reorganization of the Montgomery County
school administration is recommended by -a national manage
ment consulting firm in a final report on its four-month study
of the school system.
The McKinsey Si Co. report, which cost the county $20,000,
says that weaknesses in staff organization have lowered the
effectiveness of the Board ofl
Education, the policy making
body of the school system.
The report revealed last night,
criticized these “weaknesses" in
organization:
1 “1. The unsatisfactory manner
iin which the board's activities
Defaili of tha McKinsey Report.
Rage 8-2
[ . —. i
are carried on, and the way in
which the board’s time and abil
ities are used.
"2. The inadequate staff for
;planning and directing instruc
tional activities.
“3. The lack of effective man-;
'agement of the business affairs
'of the school system.
“4. Inconsistent handling of
the hiring, training, assignment;
and compensation of employes.".
At Joint Meeting
The report was presented for
mally by McKinsey & Co. at a!
j Joint County Council - School
! Board meeting and was sum
marized by Frank W. Douglas
and Leonard Carulii.
The McKinsey firm, which has
headquarters in New York, op
erates its governmental studies
department out of its Washing
ton offices. The company has a j
staff of 200 and has previously 1
conducted management studies '
for Duke University and a num- 1
ber of private schools. The I
Montgomery survey was its first 1
on the county school level, a (
spokesman said.
In discussing the 112-page re- *
port. Mr. Douglas emphasized
that criticisms "in no way are to 1
be construed as criticisms of the 1
present staff.” 1
He said the existing staff was
Negro Pastors Arrested
In Alabama Bus Boycott
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 22
vP>. Montgomery police and
sheriff’s deputies today began)
rounding up 115 persons indicted
for taking part in the racial boy- r
icott against city buses.
Six ministers and another
Negro, whose home was recently
bombed, were among the first
defendants arrested.
They were indicted along with
108 other persons by a grand
jury late yesterday after an
eight-day investigation of the
mass protest against segregation
on Montgomery City Lines’ car
riers. J
E. D. Nixon, former State
president of the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of
Colored People, also was among
those booked on charges of vio
lating Alabama's anti-boycott
law.
The law fixes a maximum pen
alty of six months in jail and a
SI,OOO fine for taking part in
an organized unlawful boycott.
Home Was Bombed
Mr. Nixon's home was the
target of a small dynamite bomb
the night of February 1, but
damage was slight and there
were no injuries.
The ministers arrested this
morning included:
The Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy,
pastor of the Negro First Baptist
Church and one of the foremost
spokesmen for thetNegroes dur
ing the boycott. *
The Rev. R. James Glasco. di
rector of the Alabama Negro
Baptist Center In Montgomery.
The Rev. Aaron Hoffman, pas
tor of the Shiloh Baptist Church.
The Rev. H. H. Hubbard, pas
tor of the Oak Street Baptist
Church.
The Rev. W. J. Powell, pastor
Strange, Shot-less Coup
Os 34 Men Ties U p B razi I
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil,
Feb. 22 (&). —One of the world's
strangest rebellions is under way
in Brazil.
Four air force officers and 30
men have seized the city of
Santarem. cutting all air and
; river traffic through the Amazon
valley. Not a shot has been fired.
No one is sure why the men
are in revolt. The government!
angrily denies the revolt leader
■is short in his accounts.
No other disorders have been
reported over the country. j
Filfteen army and air force j
generals signed an appeal today
urging the rebel leaders to sur
render. promising they would be
allowed to go into exile instead
of being tried and imprisoned, j
President Juscelino Kubit- ;
schek denied reports that he
was sending emissaries to ne
gotiate with the rebels. He said
he is ready to move against them
."with decision and energy.” j
j The capital is full of rumors,
I however, because the govern-.
!ment has not yet taken any ac
jtion.
Santarem is a commercial cen
ter of some 15,000 persons 1.500
miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro
and about 350 miles up the Ama
zon.
Maj Haroldo Veloso fled from
undermanned and had failed to
|be expanded with the expansion
of the school system and its en
rollments.
Mr. Douglas added that the
report did not apply to the
adequacy or Inadequacy of the
. Montgomery public education
program.
i The report asserts, however,
vital information passed on to
the school board by the admin
istrative staff has been so in
adequate that “the frustration
of the board has led it to create
committees to do its own fact
finding.”
Cites Budget Study
The board's budget and finance
committee, for example, was
| created because the staff failed
Ito "Justify” the 1955-56 budget
before the County Council, the
report said. Further, in Decem
ber, it took the initiative in
preparing the 1956-57 budget,
which the report called the
"administrative responsibility of
the superintendent.”
In addition to delays caused by
staff shortcomings, the board has
been hampered by the lack of;
its own attorney. The consult
ants urge that the present
practice of using the county at
torney's office should be dis
continued, since the office cannot
handle the board’s legal business
expeditiously, the report said.
Mr. Carulii said he had learned
from the minutes of the board
meetings that 19 of 31 requests
for legal opinions had gone to
See McKINSEY. Page A-6
of the Old Ship Methodist
Church.
I The Rev. L. R. Bennett, pastor
of the Mount Zion African Meth
odist Episcopal Church.
Other defendants included:
Walter Smith, a Negro whose
part In the boycott wasn't imme
diately made known.
Addie James Hamilton, also a
Negro.
Says “We Obey the Law”
Mr. Abernathy Issued a brief
statement saying, “We are law
abiding citizens and we obey the
’ law.”
He was chairman of the Ne
; getiations Committee for his
race which sought unsuccessfully
to reach a settlement of the 11-
week-old mass protest against
segregation on the buses.
He announced the rejection of
a compromise effort Monday
| night on the eve of the grand
jury report. The proposal had
been approved by the bus com
pany and the city commission.
The grand Jury report warned
, that "violence is inevitable’’ in
Montgomery "if we continue on
! our present course of race re
lations.”
i The written report said the at
tack on Alabama’s segregation
laws by the NAACP is primarily
’ responsible for current racial un
rest in Montgomery.
■Distrust, dislike and hatred
are being taught in a commu
nity which for more than a gen
eration has enjoyed exemplary
race relations,” the jurors de- (
dared.
The grand jury was composed
of 17 white men and one Negro,
E. T. Sinclair, head waiter at
the Montgomery Country Club.
See BOYCOTT, Page A-2

Rio in a training plane Febru
ary 11 and enlisted the river
town's small garrison. They'
blocked the airfield with gaso
line drums and have been hold
ing out ever since,
j His action cut air traffic be
tween Belem, near the mouth
of the Amazon, and Manaus, the
chief upriver port. Commercial
planes need the Santarem flelij
as a refueling stop.
River boats have not tried to
run past Santarem. There are
no railroads along the Amazot
The equivalent situation in the
United States would be for a
■ small group of rebels to hold
Memphis, Tenn., and halt all
traffic in the Mississippi Valley,
between New Orleans and St.
Lours—and for the Government
in Washington to leave them
alone.
Veloso has tied up communi
cations in an area 900 miles
long and 400 miles wide.
One reason for the govern
ment inactivity may be wide
spread disaffection reported in
the air force. An attack result
ing in the death of Veloso could
make him a martyr. But if the
i government can wait for him to
surrender, it might by kid-glove
handling appease the reported
air force feeling.
Keck Donation
To Eisenhower
Backers Hinted
Oil Man's Records
Subpoenaed in Probe
Os Campaign Gifts
By J. A. O’LEARY
Senate investigators were re
> ported today to have uncon
i firmed information that one of
[the recent political contributions
|of Howard B. Keck, the oil man,
.was to the National Citizens for
Eisenhower Committee.
> Members of the special com
\ mittee Inquiring into the offer
of a $2,500 contribution to Sen
ator Case, Republican of South
| i Dakota, while the natural gas
* | bill was pending, denied any
J knowledge of the new report.
, The committee has been told
. that the money which Senator
! Case turned down came from
personal funds of Mr. Keck,
president of the Superior Oil
Co. of California, through two
s ot the company's lawyers. •
tj Meanwhile, the Senate pre
pared to act on the resolution
.I to authorize a full-scale inquiry
' into lobbying and campaign con
' \ tributions, not limited to the
. natural gas bill,
i' Records Subpoenaed
The personal checks and bank
• records of Mr. Keck have been
by the special com
mittee.
Chairman George of the spe
cial committee said he has not
personally examined Mr. Keck’s
checks and does not know what
they showed. He said his com
mittee would be interested only
to the extent of “determining if
there was any pattern of con
tributions made by Keck.”
Sponsored Jointly by Demo
cratic Leader Johnson of Texas
and Republican Leader Know
land of California, the resolu
tion calls for a new bi-partisan
committee of four Democrats
and four Republicans, with broad
authority to inquire into any
improper attempts to influence
legislation.
In a preliminary move, the
‘Senate last night extended to
March 10 the time in which an
existing committee may complete
the separate inquiry into the
activities of John M. Nessa
lawyer for the Superior Oil Co.
of California. It was Mr. NefTaj
offer of a $2,500 campaign con-!
tribution to Senator Case, Re
publican of South Dakota, while
the natural gas bill was pending
that sffitrked demands for the
more comprehensive inquiry. j
No Opposition
No outright opposition has de
veloped to the Johnson-Know-:
land resolution, but for an hour
yesterday Democratic Senators
/Lehman of New York and
O’Mahoney of Wyoming ex
pressed misgivings over some
. phases of the plan.
Senator Johnson repeated his
hope that the broad probe will
lead to recommendations for re
vision of the Corrupt Practices
, Act, the lobby registration law
and election controls. Although
tne jfew committee will have un
| til January 31, 1957. to make Its
final report. Senator Johnson
said It could make interim re
ports from time to time, sug
gesting new legislation.
But Senator O’Mahoney made
a plea for action before the end
of March on the Hennings clean
elections bill, which has been
on the Senate calendar since last
June. The Wyoming Democrat
served notice he does not want
the new investigation to be made
“the peg” on which to hang
a postponement of the Hennings
bill
Senator Lehman said he was
disturbed by press reports that
Senator Johnson might place on
the new committee some mem
bers chosen from the Democratic
and Republican Campaign Com
mittees These committees collect
and disburse funds for Senators
up for re-election.
Senator Johnson replied that
he had merely suggested the new
[investigating committee should
I include one or two members who
have had some experience on
the Campaign Committee, but
not to be chosen as representa
tives of those committees.
Has Gore in Mind
,i Senator Lehman said the,
laming of Campaign Committee
members “would bring into ques
tion he non-political character
;of the committee."
Senator Johnson replied that
he had in mind appointing Sena
| tor Gore, Democrat of Tennessee,
who is chairman of the regular
[ subcommittee which investigates
elections, but who has also had
i _ See LOBBY, Page A-2
U. S. Reds Greet
Soviet Congress
| MOSCOW, Feb. 22 UP.—
/Pravda today announced the
arrival of "warm fraternal
greetings” from the American,
Communist Party’s National;
Committee to the 20th Congress
of the Soviet Party.
The account said the Congress
greeted the reading of the mes
sage yesterday with "stormy ap
plause” and a standing ovation.
Pravda said the message was
read to the 1,600 delegates in
the white and gold Kremlin con
ference hall by Ekaterina Furtse
i va, secretary of the Moscow
Communist Party and the top-;
[ ranking woman Red in the Soviet;
[Union. |
Senate Report to Back
Airport Site at Burke
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ij NICE SHOT—Thomasville, Ga—President Eisenhower makes a stylish iron shot !
1 1 down the fairway of the practice tee before beginning another round of golf to-
A day. (Story on Page A-5.)—AP Wirephoto. [
Bargains, Brisk Weather
Keep City on Holiday Run
Shoppers Enjoy Profitable Morning
And a 2-Hour Afternoon Parade
Between parades and wreath-laying, shopping and speech
making, Washington managed to keep busy today on the 224th
i anniversary of the birth of its namesake.
I Keeping everybody movihg at a lively clip was the brisk
’ weather which never made much of a recovery from a morning
‘ reading of 20 degrees.
. But the George Washington Birthday sales, a tradition since
I some enterprising merchant be
gan taking advantage of the
/closing of Government offices.
■ has never been intimidated by a
, little thing like weather.
Some of the early bird shop
i pers were not as early as usual,
i but there still was a sprinkling
of hardy souls who camped out
all night for first crack at un
believable bargains.
Sales Spread to Suburbs
The sales have spread to the
suburbs and to Alexandria, cen
tral point of the birthday cele
brations, where shoppers could
combine a profitable morning
with a two-hour parade this
afternoon.
The parade was the high point
of an Alexandria celebration
that included a 100-car motor
cade to Mount Vernon for the
laying of more than 50 wreaths
cn the tomb of the first Presi
dent.
Many other observances were
scheduled for the District this
afternoon and tonight. Another
tradition was the reading in
Congress of Washington's fare
well address—in the Senate by
Senator Humphrey, Democrat
of Minnesota, and in the House
Hero's Welcome Planned
jFor Courier Hurt in Crash
Neither a plane crash, Internal
injuries nor third-degree burns
could stay Courier Frank P. Ir
win from his appointed duties
for the State Department. So
he will get a hero’s welcome here
; today.
Secretary of State Dulles said
Mr. Irwin will get the Dis
; tingulshed Service Award lor
hanging on to his diplomatic
pouch despite injuries received
in an airplane wash near Vienna.
Austria, last October 10.
Mr. Irwin, who has been in a
hospital in Vienna, is scheduled
to arrive by plane at Andrews
; Air Force Base late today and
then will go to Bethesda Naval
Hospital for further treatment.
He is a native of luka, 111., and
has been with the State Depart
ment since 1951.- He is 33.
Mr. Irwin arrived at McGuire
Air Force Base in New Jersey
■ this morning.
State Department officials
gave this account:
Mr. Irwin, carrying two
pouches of secret dispatches,
took off from Belgrade. Yugo
slavia, for Frankfurt, Germany,
byway of Vienna. In the plane
jerash he lost the Frankfurt
■by Representative Williams.
. Democrat of New Jersey.
1 Another noncommercial proj
ect was the all-day blood donor
drive by the Connecticut Avenue
/Association. Setting up beds in
: the Williamsburg room of the
; Mayflower Hotel, the group
• hoped to collect 500 pints by 6
p.m., and to make it an annual
February 22 event.
Among the overnight campers
\in front of stores were National
Guardsmen who pitched several
tents with signs and banners an
-1 nouncing a drive for recruits.
: They combined the stunt with
■ purchases for charities.
Tons of Merchandise Sold
The good intentions of Corpl.
Ronald R. Miles and Pfc. Roderic
N. Wilson of the 140th Engineers
i Battalion met with unexpected
success at the Muntz TV agency
at 2900 Fourteenth street N.W.
They were bent on getting one
; of the advertised 99-cent tele
: vision sets for Children's Hos
, pital. but the management de
cided to give them a new 21-
inch set for the kiddies.
The early comers were after
| See HOLIDAY. Page A-2
1: pouch but held on to the one
s for Vienna.
After pulling himself out of
> the plane he turned to go back
' for the Frankfurt pouch. A fel
■ low passenger pulled him away
just as a second explosion de
-1 stroyed the plane.
At a hospital near Vienna,
tried to treat him. He
: said he would not let them touch
1 him until he turned over his
■ pouch to W. Angie Smith 111,
security officer at the United
1 States embassy in Vienna.
1 Navy Capt. Oscar Dodson,
5 attached to the United States
• training mission at Athens, who
•had been vacationing near
■ Vienna when the plane crashed.
• went to the hospital with Mr.
■ Irwin. He tried to take the
pouch.
’ Mr. Smith reported that Mr.
' Irwin refused to let Capt. Dodson
have the pouch at first. Finally
> Capt. Dodson convinced him that
he was a naval officer by show
) mg identification papers. As Mr.
. Smith reported it: “It was only
- after he felt that he was losing
. consciousness that Mr. Irwin
(■turned the pouch over to Capt.
t Dodson.”
No Night Final Editions Today
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J J
Group Pushes
'Hospital Plan
| Southeast Leaders
J Negotiate for Site
» By CHARLES G. BROOKS
Plans for a new Southeast hos
( pital are being pushed by the
’ Greater Southeast Community
Hospital Foundation. Inc., with
, negotiations underway for an op
' tion on a 7‘/ 4 -acre tract near the
Maryland border.
The foundation is composed of
a group of Southeast business
’ men. physicians and other oro
( fessional men and women. They
! hope to erect as 6 million. 250-
| bed hospital to fill a void that
! will be created when Providence
! Hospital is moved next month
[ from Second and D streets S.E.,
to a new building at Twelfth and
Varnum streets N.E.
| Plans for the new hospital in
i elude treating patients not only
‘ from the Southeast area, but also
from Southern Prince Georges
| County. Representatives from
Maryland are also being enlisted.
| The area, one Southeast doc
tor said, "is hospital-starved.”
The upsurge in local hospital
• building and expansion in the
/past few years is adding many j
beds to the District's voluntary
hospital capacity, but these havej
been concentrated in the North- j
west and. to a certain extent, the
Northeastern sections of the city.
Incorporated In April
The foundation was formed
over two years ago and was in
corporated last April in the Dis
trict. Application has been made
' to the Internal Revenue Bureau
for a ruling that donations to
ward the hospital will be deduc
j tible on income tax returns.
The group points out that,
when all of the presently planned
new. voluntary hospital construc
tion is completed, the Northwest
area will have a total of 2.726
’ beds, with a population of not
much over the 423,000 persons
! estimated for January. 1955. by
: the Washington Board of Trade.
■j The Washington Hospital
/Council breaks down the total
■this way: Sibley. 320 beds;|
Georgetown University Hospital.;
. 400: George Washington, 410;
(Columbia. 280; Doctors. 237;
l ; Children’s 225; the Washington
i See HOSPITAL, Page A-6
1 Germany to Negotiate
On Allied Troop Costs
,j BONN, Germany. Feb. 22 (#V
. —West Germany agreed today;
. to negotiate its dispute with the'
] Big Three powers pver its finan-[
! cial support of allied troops in;,
•Germany.
Foreign Minister Heinrich von i
i Brentano called in the three
r Western Ambassadors to advise
; them of his government's deci
■ sion
West German Finance Min
r ister Fritz Schaeffer has repeat
edly declared that his govern- j
ment will refuse to continue pHy-!
. ing toward the cost of the allied
forces in Germany. 1
Holiday
Edition
AF Rules Out
Andrews Use
At Hearing
! By CHARLES YARBROUGH
:
A Senate subcommittee report
recommending the Burke (Va.)
site for Washington’s second air
port is expected momentarily.
The report from the Senate’s
aviation subcommittee headed by
Senator Monroney, Democrat of
Oklahoma, may be made today
on the basis of testimony heard
[yesterday from the Air Force that
Washington must have another
airport “and it cannot be An
drews Air Force Base.”
The Commerce Department
and the Civil Aeronautics Ad
ministration, in a report re
quested by Congress January 3.
recommended joint use of
Andrews as an answer to the
area’s growing air space prob
lem. The Burke site was given
ala second choice.
) witnesses from the military
and from the airlines tqld the
subcommittee they were not
consulted before the Commerce
Department issued the report
which recommended Andrews at
the top choice.
Bollinr Flights to End
There has been little doubt
that the military would oppose
the Andrews priority choice and
yesterday’s subcommittee hear
ing buttressed the Burke choice
with testimony from the Air
Transport Association.
The hearing also brought tes
timony from Air Force Brig.
Gen. R. E. Koon, deputy direc
tor of operations, that eventu
ally all flying activity, “except
( for occasional helicopter flights,"
will be discontinued at Bolling
iAir Force Base.
The pioneer installation will,
’at some indefinite future date,
[become merely a housing facility
for the Fort Myer overflow and
for Air Force offices, he added
today.
"The operation at Bolling and
at the adjoining Anacostia Naval
Air Statios has never been satis
factory In instrument weather,”
Gen. Koon said. His comment
opened the possibility of aban
donment of flying at Anacostia,
but there was qo immediate word
from the Navy.
Burke Site Called Ideal
In yesterday's Monroney sub
commitee hearing. Milton Ar
nold. vice president of the Air
Transport Asscoiation, declared
that the Burke site. 20 miles
southwest of Washington off
Shirley highway, "is the ideal
site for a second airport and will
serve the needs of the Washing
ton traveling public in the fore
seeable future.”
He added that if Burke airport
is not built within the next
five to eight years, the airlines
would have to use Baltimore’s
Friendship International Airport.
Friendship, highly favored by
the Maryland congressional dele
gation and by Virginians on
Capitol Hill who oppose the
Burke site, was only remotely
mentioned in the Commerce re
port.
Gen. Koon testified yesterday
that the Air Force must retain
the use of Andrews to provide
Washington with adequate air
defense.
Senator Monroney. in his cur
rent campaign to divorce CAA
from Commerce and establish it
as an independent agency, has
See AIRPORT. Page A-2
769 PASS DISTRICT
BAR EXAMINATIONS
NEW ATTORNEYS—Threu local
law clerks and a woman Court re
porter were among those listed today
as haring passed the District bar
examinations in Far the
list see page 8-19.
BEST SELLER—Mae Hyman's "No
Time tor Sergeants,” a complete best
seller serialized in The Stor, continues
today with Will Stockdale's adven
tures—bound to moke you chuckle—
•on The Star's Feature Page, 8-19.
TODAY'S THOUGH T—Senator
Beall, Republican ol Maryland picks
the "pertect legislation," the Ten
Commandments, as something to
think about today. His comments on
| "Divine shop-talk" appear in the
lenten feature, A Thought tor Today,
on page B-l.
SLEEK SILHOUETTE—S limm er,
softer lines, an idea borrowed from
the Danes, is the latest in turniture
design. Choir backs are also given
top consideration. Star Reporter Mary
L. Vaughon describes the new made
on page B-6.
Guide for Readers
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Classified A- 16-23 Music . A- 16
Comics 8-22-23 Obituary A-10
Cross-word B-22 Radio-TV 8-20-21
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Edit'l Articles A-9 Woman's
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