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WEATHER FORECAST
Generally fair tonight with low about 27..
Rather cloudy and less cold tomorrow.
(Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today
Midnight 28 6am 24 11 am 32
2am 27 Bam 26 Noon 34
4 am—26 10 am—3o 1 pm 35
104th Year. No. 54. Phone ST. 3-5000 ★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1956—SIXTY-FOUR PAGES.
Engineer Backs
Streetcar End,
Favors Buses
Latter Held Cheaper
By D. C. Consultant
At Transit Hearing
By HECTOR McLEAN
A consulting engineer for the
District Public Utilities Commis
sion today defended top city offi
cials’ decision to abandon street
cars before a House Commerce;
Subcommittee.
Opening testimony at the last
of a four-day session, Edward A.
Roberts, New York consultant,!
contended buses are cheaper to
buy and to operate. Also, he said,l
abandonment of the street ra.il-'
way system would speed up;
downtown traffic.
He appeared before the trans
portation subcommittee of the
House group, headed by Repre
sentative Harris, Democrat of
Arkansas. The lawmakers are
considering a bill to establish a
Washington metropolitan transit
authority to take over when
Capital Transit Co. dies by act
of Congress next August 14.
Warns on CTC Buses
Mr. Roberts said the company
should now be spending $7.5 mil
lion to replay buses more than
14 years old. Therefore, he
warned the committee, thp pro
posed authority should not ac
quire any more CTC buses than
necessary.
Mr. Roberts complained that;
an engineering study by W. C.j
Gilman St Co., paid for by;
Capital Transit at the request
of the utilities commission, had
failed to discuss savings possible)
through conversion to an all-;
bus operation. The report laid
out a seven-year program for
conversion, to be completed in
1962.
Mr. Roberts said his own;
study showed that Capital Tran- ■;
sit could have cut operating
costs $2.9 million in 1955 if it
had been operating with buses
only.
Bierwagen on Stand
Mr. Roberts was followed to
the witness stand by Walter J.
Bierwagen, president of the
union of Capital Transit em
ployes. whose 52-day strike last
summer lead to legislation kill
ing the company.
Mr. Bierwagen repeated re
quests made last week before the
Senate District Committee that
a clause be dropped from the
■•bill which would make it a crime
for employes of the proposed
Government agency to strike.
Instead, he suggested, there
should be specific provision for
the authority to bargain collec
tively with the union and to
settle all disputes through bind
ing arbitration.
He said that arbitration's
“corollary no-strike agreement”;
would be more effective than a
flat strike ban.
The union leader also urged
dropping a clause which would
put employes under the Hatch
Act ban on taking part in pol-!
itics. In addition, he asked the
lawmakers to restrict sharply a
clause which would let the au
thority hire a subcontractor to
operate all or part of the transit
system. He warned that under
such powers the authority might
evade obligations to deal fairly
with its workers.
Federal Policy Cited
Chairman Harris warned that
"it has long since been the policy
of the Federal Government not
to permit employes to strike, and
we have never deviated from that
policy.” He added, however, that
he was “impressed about the
right of employes to bargain col
lectively.”
Mr. Bierwagen was backed up
by George D. Riley, AFL-CIO
legislative representative, who
said the full labor movement
supports the union requests.
Yesterday, near the end of a
six-hour session. President J. A.
B. Broadwater >of Capital Tran
sit appeared to slam the door
almost entirely on a suggestion
See TRANSIT, Page A-6
Earth Shocks Topple
Chimneys in Italy
SIENNA, Italy, Feb. 23 UP).—
Four new earth shocks shook
this alarmed central Italian city
today. There have been 35 shocks
in the past 24 flours.
Today’s worst shock tumbled
chimneys from some of the an
cient buildings inside the city’s
Roman-era walls. The shocks
have caused widespread alarm,
but no casualties.
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y J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION L/
G. O. P. Sees 100-1 Odds
Eisenhower Will Run \
Party Chiefs' Optimism Is Growing
He'll Be 'Available' for Nomination
By GOULD LINCOLN
Whiles denials were made today that Sherman Adams, as
sistant to President Eisenhower, and Republican National
Chairman Leonard W. Hall had passed the word to party
leaders that Mr. Elsenhower will run for a second term, Re
publicans close to the situation said the odds in favor of the
President’s willingness to become a candidate had increased to
better than 100-to-l.
Further, it was learned that
the President, if and when he
agrees to meet the desires of the
Republican leaders, will an
nounce his “availability" if the
1956 Republican National Con
vention desires to nominate him’
i—rather than launching a cam-
1 — 1
President's Good Cheer Held Sign He:
Will Run. Page A-4
Eisenhower Improves His Golf. Page A-4
paign for renomination and re
election by a formal announce
ment of candidacy at this time.
The President has frankly kept;
the Republicans and the country
fully informed about the state
of his health and the extent of
his recovery. If, knowing the;
facts, the party wants him to
run. It Is believed he is willing.
Hall Statement
Republican National Chair
man Hall, commenting on the
reports he had told party lead
ers the President had decided to
run. Issued this statement:
“As I have said many times.
I have not asked President
Eisenhower whether he would
be a candidate for a second
term, nor has he told me his in
tentions. He alone will make the
decision and when he arrives at
■it, he will let the American peo
ple know as soon as possible.
) "My own personal opinion Is
surely no secret. I have expressed
it often. I have been making
plans for the Republican Na- :
tional Convention and the cam
paign on the assumption Pres
ident Elsenhower would be the
candidate for a second term. I
have also said that I personally
believed that he would run if he
felt he was able.”
Sure to Be Dramatic
Mr. Elsenhower according to
present plans, will return Satur
day from a vacation in Georgia
during which he has spent many
hours shooting birds and playing
golf. At a press conference Feb
ruary 8, before he went to;
Georgia, the President said he!
should have all the information’
at hand needed to reach a de
cision on running by the end of
this month. As he has also said
he will not delay an announce
ment, once he has made up his
mind, the speculation is he will
likely make It known at a press
conference here next Wednesday.
Laughingly, the President said
at a press conference January
25 that his announcement “will
Ex-Dealer Links Ford
To's2 Republican Fund
1 j By the Associated Press
A former Chicago Ford dealer
today quoted another dealer as
. telling him in 1952 that the Ford
, Motor Co. had sent word for Its
; Chicago dealers to raise $50,000
. for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s pres
; ldential campaign.
Milton Ratner, who said he
was a Ford dealer for 20 years
until March. 1955, made the
statement at a Senate hearing.
He never did name the second
dealer, but quoted him as saying
the call for the funds came from
“the office of Henry Ford.”
He was a witness before a
. Senate subcommittee that has
been Investigating automobile
marketing practices. He said
that “as far as I know,” he was
i one of only two Chicago Ford
i dealers who refused to contribute
i to the Eisenhower campaign.
Mr. Ratner had just finished a
long account of his relations with
t Ford—which ended with the 1
. company’s canceling his dealer
■ franchise about a year ago—
Brazilian Rebel Leader
Flees, Base Is Seized
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Feb. ;
' 23 (/P). —Government troops oc- 1
1 cupled the beleaguered Amazon
I River town of Stantarem today.
. The leader of Brazil’s vest
i pocket revolt fled deep into the
1 jungle, his air power reduced to
' one C-47.
The river steamer President
Vargas carried 450 loyal soldiers
!to Santarem today. They dis
embarked without Incident and
took control. There was no im
mediate announcement whether
this force Intended to pursue the
rebel leader to the jungle air
|strip at Jacare, Acanga, 150 miles
south of Bantarem. i
Air force officials said the sud
den break came after govern
ment planes, in their first blow
of the 12-day revolt, strafed the
rebel-held airport at Santarem.
The air force announcement
said the rebel leader, Maj. i
Haroldo Veloso, fled and that i
loyal air and ground troops he
had held prisoner retook the city
of 15,000 persons.
The government said its
planes destroyed on the ground!
a Beechcraft trainer reportedly
loaded with bombs for an at
tack on a troop ship heading up,
the Amazon.
jMaj. Veloso had fled in this
« be just as dramatic as I can
: make It.” However he makes It,
s and whatever It is, it will be dra
• matic. The President has also
: said he would like to make the
■ announcement to the newsmen
i with whom he has been long as
sociated. But he made no defl
inite promise.
Inevitably, questions will
1 arise, If the President announces
I; his availability, about his being
entered in the presidential pref
erential primary In Wisconsin
and California and other States
. where the assent of the candi
date is required The deadline
for filing in New Hampshire is
; March 2, and in California,
; March 7. The President's name
has already been entered In a
1 number of the primary States
' where the consent of a candi
date Is not mandatory. He per
mitted his name to go into the
i New Hampshire and Illinois pri
. maries, but with the clear state
i ment at the time that It did not
mean he had decided to run.
Would Simplify Problem
If the President makes an
1 early announcement he is avail
able, it will simplify matters for
Senator Knowland of California,
Republican leader of the Senate
who has already entered a num-j
ber of presidential primaries and
has planned to enter others.
Senator Knowland has con
sistently said he will support Mr.
Eisenhower If he runs, and made
lit clear he will not press his own
candidacy under that condition.
Eisenhower to Run,
2d Brother Thinks
! CHICAGO. Feb. 23 UP). —A
second Eisenhower brother has
( gone on record as believing the
President will seek a second
term.
Earl, youngest of the brothers,
who lives and works in suburban
La Grange as a public relations
( director for the weekly Subur
ban Life newspapers, said:
[] “It’s only my personal opin
ion. but It looks to me as if
' Dwight will seek a second term.”
1 But Earl added, ”1 know what
, I would do if I were Dwight. I’d j
i retire to that farm In Oettys- j
[ burg or switch to some other :
ijob.”
, Last week. Edgar Eisenhower,
la Tacoma (Wash.) attorney,
’ said he believed the President
I'would run.
when Chairman Monroney,
Democrat of Oklahoma, asked
whether it had ever been sug
gested that Mr. Ratner make
political contributions.
Mr. Ratner replied that In
1952 another Ford dealer tele
phoned him and “I was told I
was down for SI,OOO for the cam
paign of our great President.”
Mr. Ratner added he was re
ferring to Mr. Elsenhower.
In telling of his refusal to
make the donation, he added:
“I have made such political
contributions all my life, but in
my own name and to our own
people.” For example, he said,
he had contributed to the cam
paigns of Representative Sidney
Yates, Democrat of Illinois, and
former’ Representative Resa,
Democrat of Illinois.
Mr. Ratner said the dealer who
asked him for the contribution
told him to “turn it over at once
to a Mr. Ryerson. I believe, who
was head of the Eisenhower-for-
President Committee.”
plane from Rio de Janeiro Febru
ary 11 to launch his revolt.
Authorities said the strafing left
him with only a C-47 transport
in his ‘ air force.”
Many of Santarem’s residents
had poured out of the citv
as government forces advanced.
It was not yet known whether
Maj. Veloso’s small rebel band,
said to include three dissi
dent air force officers and about
30 men, had fled with him.
Peru Closes In
On Rebel Forces
LIMA, Peru, Feb. 23
Government troops were re
ported poised today at an un
named Amazon River port
within striking distance of the
rebel-held city of Iquitos.
Sources close to President
Manuel Odria said a military
airlift has been massing troops
and supplies at the port.
Units of the army's 2d division
led by Brig. Gen. Marcial Me
rino rebelled a week ago and
seized Iquitos, 1.200 miles north
ieast of Lima.
A number of American citizens
who had asked to be evacuated
i from Iquitos arrived here yes
terday aboard a United States
i 1 AM Force place.
Uranium Order i
Seen Challenge
To Russians
Eisenhower Action
Calls Reds' Hand
On Sharing Power
By GARNETT D. HORNER
Star Staff Correspondent
li THOMASVILLE, Ga., Feb. 23.
,!—President Eisenhower’s release
of a billion dollars worth of;
i Uranium 235 to help produce
“peaceful power from the atom”
i in the United States and other
free world countries presented
Russia today with a new chal
lenge to share her atomic re
sources.
The President announced his
decision to make 40.000 kilo
grams of the $25-a-gram U-235
available by sale or lease for re
search and for fueling nuclear
-power reactors at home and
abroad in a special Washington’s
; Birthday statement from his va
, cation retreat here late yester
day.
He described his action as
: demonstrating American confi
dence that atomic power can be
developed for civilian uses and
as “an earnest of our faith that
the atom can be made a power
ful instrument for the promo
; tion of world peace.”
Red Nation*, Banned
1 Half the 40.000 kilograms—
the total equivalent to 88,000
pounds—of the basic material of
the first atomic bomb unfrozen
for nuclear power development
was set aside for lease within
the United States.
The other half was designed
for sale or lease “outslthe
United States” for “./meeful
purposes, principally pov/Cr and
research reactors.
By contrast to the American
sharing action, Soviet Premier
Nikolai Bulganin told the 20th
Communist Party Congress in
Moscow Tuesday that “we Com
munists must fully place” atomic
energy “at the service of ... the
cause of building communism.”
Mr. Eisenhower put only three
limitatiorls on the distribution’
of the 20,000 kilograms of U-235
made available for use abroad.
They were that:
1. None shall go to the Soviet
Union or Its satellites.
Limited to Non-Producers
2. Nations which are producing
their own Uranium-236 shall not
share in the American distribu
tion.
J 3. The United States will in
sist on “prudent safeguards," be
ing worked out, “against diver
sion of the materials to non
jpeaceful purposes."
The President’s first challenge
to Russia in this field came in
his famous atoms-for-peace
speech to the United Nations on
December 8. 1953, proposing an
International pooling of nuclear
materials for peaceful purposes.
Russia so far has balked at ac
tually co-operating In such a
pool.
j Mr. Eisenhower’s proposals led
to Congress’ authorizing in 1954
j a sharing of American nuclear
1 materials for peaceful purposes,
and conclusion with 26 countries
1 so far of agreements for co-oper
■ atlng in atoms-for-peace re
[ search.
Atomic Energy Commission
’ Chairman Lewis L. Strauss, in
’ a statement accompanying the
President’s announcement yes
> terday, said the action "is the
: most important step toward
1 peaceful uses of atomic energy
1 since the passage of the Atomic
1 Energy Act of 1954.”
Gradual Supply Planned.
r The 40,000 kilograms of U-235
I will not be turned loose all at
, once, but over a period of years.
The President said additional
> supplies could be released as
( needed in the future.
: But the amount set aside now,
) he said, "will support the start
-of nuclear power programs with
a generating capacity of several
millions of electrical kilowatts."
He added:
“With this assurance, such
programs may be undertaken in
the next several years, in this
country and abroad."
Mr. Eisenhower emphasized
that setting aside the 40,000
. kilograms of U-235 for peaceful
power production will not cut
Continued on Page A-6, Col. I
; Venezuela Clash
Injures Scores
r RIO DE JANEIRO. Feb. 2X
’ i/P).—Advices received indirectly
' from Venezuela report scores of
1 persons Injured in clashes be
. tween high school students and
police at Caracas, the Vene
zuelan capital.
Apparently strict censorship
has kept details of the situation
. from being printed in Venezuela
. and from being cabled abroad.
The advices received here
t from an accurate source say
» from 125 to 300 students were
injured and police casualties
t ranged from 25 to 50 in clashes
r last week.
i The source said students at'
the Fermtn Toro High School
i went on strike and seized the
. school, ostensibly in protest
1 against new regulations requir
■ ing additional midyear and
final examinations. Police used
s tear gas. blackjacks and
i machetes against the students,
-who fought back with stones,
s Later a similar clash occurred
A.t the Andres Bello High School.
Rush Job for Airport
At Burke Is Proposed
SUN'S COSMIC RAYS
BURST OUT WITH
DOUBLED POWER
! LONDON UP). —A startling
outburst of cosmic rays from
the sun early today was re
ported by Royal Greenwich
Observatory.
A terse announcement said
only that the cosmic ray In
tensity was more than dou
bled for a period of two
hours—an increase far larger
than ever before. A major
radio fadeout was reported
at the same time.
The largest previous In
crease in cosmic ray out
bursts from the sun was
about 40 per cent in 1949.
Outbursts are fairly common
but usually much smaller.
Maryland Sees
More Revenue
Expected Surplus
Now at sl9 Million
Annapolis, Feb. 23 uP).—k
further increase of nearly $4
million in State revenues was
forecast today by Maryland's
■Board of Revenue Estimates.
Gov. McKeldin said he would
like to use the bulk of it to put
State employes and school teach
ers under Federal social security
and planned to send down a
supplemental budget for It this
week.
The Board of Revenue Esti
mates revising predictions It
made last December 13 when the
1956-57 budget was drawn, said
the State should take in an ad
ditional $2 million from the sales
tax. $1 million in inheritance
taxes and some $857,000 more
in racing and alcoholic beverage
taxes.
Martin Estate Tax
The $1 million increase in in
heritance taxes is expected to!
> come from the estate of Glenn'
L. Martin, wealthy plane manu
facturer. who died in Baltimore
last year.
The surplus of $17,364.104j
forecast in the Governor’s budget!
for this June 30 was nudged up-j
ward to $19,009,854, with a cor-i
responding increase in revenues
for next fiscal year.
And even without Mr. McKel
! din's proposed increase In the
1 horse racing tax. the State could
balance its $303.5 million budget
and wind up with a surplus of
$2 3 million. If the racing tax
, is Increased by the Legislature,
the general fund surplus would
I come to $4,325,512. Controller J.
L Millard Tawes told Finance Com
■ mittee chairmen of tfie Legis
lature.
’ Use Remains Uncertain
Just how the Legislature will
‘ use the money remains uncer
jtain. It could adopt the social;
[| security proposal, which would
; cost approximately $2.5 million,
' or apply the money to some
[ other use. such as a bill enacted
: this season to Increase State
1 aid to school construction.
J Gov. McKeldin said the social
' security coverage, the cost of
which would be split by em
ployes and the State, would be
j In addition to retirement bene
t flts they now receive. It would
Include all public school teachers
j and those at the University of
s Maryland and State colleges as
well as other State employe.
| The cost of It could Increase
/ further if current proposals for
: pay raises now before the Leg
j islature are enacted.
Czechs Sentence 12
1 VIENNA, Austria, Feb. 23 (/Pi.
1 —Nine Czechoslovak kulaks (rich
5 farmers) and three Communist
crop collectors have been sen
l tenced to prison terms of 9 to
> 20 years for sabotage, theft and
• plotting. Radio Prague an
t nounced today.
Reds Boast of 'Means'
/
Tor A and H Bombing
r
r LONDON, Feb. 23 (/P).—Soviet
■ military leaders marked Red
I Army day with calls today for
• vigilance against "intrigues of,
aggressive forces” and assertions'
> that Russia has "reliable means”
i for delivering atomic and hydro
• gen bombs to any part of the
world.
s Moscow radio broadcast an
' article in the Communist Party
: newspaper Pravda by Marshal
i Vassily D. Sokolovsky concerning
i Russia’s nuclear punch.
Marshal Sokolovsky, chief of
■ staff of the Soviet armed forces,
1 declared the Soviet Union "has
! at its disposal reliable means for
i sending atomic and hydrogen
• bombs to any part of the world.”
I He did not say whether he meant
I airplane or intercontinental mis-
I siles, but he added that the So- i
, vlet Army now is equipped with!
"long-distance rockets and
I I guided missiles.”
.IV'We speak of this,” Marshal
ml ■
m ill 1
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, IM
PACKS UP PAPERS—Ruth Weyand, Washington and
Chicago attorney, locks her briefcase after testifying before
the House Un-American Activities Committee that she was
never a member of the Communist Party.—AP Photo.
Ruth Weyand Tells Quiz
She Was Never a Red
Counsel for NLRB Was Discharged in 'SO
After Marriage to Negro Became Known
Ruth Weyand, a former counsel for the National Labor Re
lations Board, denied under oath before the House Un-Amer
ican Activities Committee today that she had ever been a
member of the Communist Party.
Miss Weyand was discharged by the NLRB in 1950 after
her marriage to a colored legislative representative for the
National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People be
came known. She was named In;
an alietfetion of aflections suit!
by the former wife of Leslie
Perry. Mr. Perry, in defending!
himself in the suit, revealed that
he had married Miss Weyand, a
Labor Board attorney for 12
1 years.
Miss Weyand said at the time
I she had been fired because of
her interracial marriage, but the
[ NLRB said only that she lost her
I job “for the good of the service.”
She was Identified recently by
Herbert Fuchs as a fellow mem
[ ber of a Communist cell in the
;NLRB.
Other persons named by Mr.
i Fuchs used the Fifth Amend
ment to avoid questions put
I earlier this week by the com
i mittee. Miss Weyand answered
’ all questions in full. She said:
i “I am not now and never have
been a member of the Commu
nist Party.”
Other answers were so com
prehensive that Committee
Counsel Richard Arens protest
ed against “rambling ”
At the close of her testimony
today. Representative Walter,
Democrat of Pennsylvania,
i chairman of the committee, said
the subpoena for her appear
ance would remain in effect un
►; til ,Mr. Fuchs could be sum
limoned to confront her. The date
• will be arranged later.
Another witness today, Victor
Sokolovsky said, "not because we
I want to intimidate anyone, but
■ because it is sometimes worth
while to remind those who time
;'and again brandish atomic
bombs that in our days one can
not wage war without being sub
ject to retaliation.”
Defense Minister' Marshal
! Georgi K. Zhukov, in an order
I of the day, urged the Soviet
; Union’s armed forces to strength
en the nation's defense capaci
’ ties.
, He charged that "aggressive
! circles of imperialist states con
tinue to pursue a policy of force,
i of extending aggressive military
’ blocs and accelerating arma
; menta.”
Marshal Zhukov called on the
■ troops to “perfect their fighting
I I skill in modern techniques and
I weapons and maintain the strict
'rst discipline to increase their
l i Balance and fighting readiness!
Metropolitan
Edition
New York Markets, Page C-5
WMAL—RADIO—TV 5 CENTS
Perlo, previously called a ring-,'
ileader of Red espionage, in- 1
Evoked the Fifth Amendment'
■ against self-incrimination and j
[ declined to answer questions. ,
Israel Reports ;
* i
Syrian Firing
JERUSALEM, Feb. 23 (#).— i
Syrian riflemen opened fire on '
' Israeli fishermen on the Sea of |
\ Galilee early today—breaking 10 |
weeks of calm in the area, an
. Israeli spokesman reported.
The announcement said the : ,
- fishermen cut their nets, re- i
| turned the fire, and made off 1
without casualties. j
'■ Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. E. L. M. ,
• Burns, chief of the United Na- ,
tions truce supervision organ- |
■ ization, continued his efforts to
! implement the Security Council’s
decisions oi January 19 in order
to reduce tension between Syria I
’ and Israel.
. During this week’s meetings I
. some progress was reported made 1
I concerning the planned ex- M
• change of Israel and Syrian war i
■ prisoners. Each side presented 1
■ a list of prisoners and they are]
! now being studied, it was under- I
stood.
Israeli troops raided Syrian *
posts on the northeastern bank! 1
of the Sea of Galilee December
11. By U. N. count, 56 Syrians *
and 6 Israelis were killed in the ■
raid. Israel claimed Syrian
shelling of Israeli fishing boats
and a police boat on the lake
was the reason for that action. ,
The U. N. Security Council
■ strongly censured Israel for the
' raid.
Sudan Investigates
Jail Deaths of 190
I CAIRO, Feb. 23 (A*).—Officials!
.of newly Independent Sudan!
. have launched an investigation!
, into the reported deaths of 190
. prisoners in a jail at Kosti, 170
miles south of Khartoum. The ,
: prisoners reportedly died fronM
intense heat in a badly ventilated <
! Jail.
They were among 680 persons |
arrested Sunday when police j |
: clashed with tenant fanners de
; manding advance payments be- |
I fore turning over their cotton :
■ crop.
• Fifteen persons were killed ini
I the fighting- J
Senate Group
Would Halve ‘
Building Time
By CHARLES YARBROUGH
An urgent request that con
struction time on a second air
port at Burke, Va., be cut to
2Vi years will be contained in
a recommendation to the Senate
Commerce Committee, It was
learned today.
'■ Most estimates on the pro
posed Burke airport have set
five years as the time necessary
to bring it to full completion.
Planes could be operating in
three, however, but all Installa
tions would not be included.
Senator Monroney, Democrat
of Oklahoma, chairman of the
aviation subcommittee, said yes
terday the report recommend
ing the Burke location is being
prepared for the full committee.
Would Ask Funds at Once
Commerce Undersecretary
Rothschild yesterday reiterated
his department’s willingness to
ask immediately for go-ahead
funds when the final decision on
the airport location is made. Ha
first presented the Commerce
stand during testimony before
the subcommittee last Monday.
Joint use of Andrews was the
Commerce Department’s first
choice in a report submitted to
Congress January 3. The Air
Force strongly opposes the pro
posal, saying the full facilities of
the big air base are needed in
the air defenses of Washington.
Senator Monroney has con
sistently opposed—even ridiculed
—the Commerce proposal listing
Andrews as the number one site. ,
He has used it as ammunition
in his campaign to divorce the
Civil Aeronautics Administration
from Commerce and establish it
as an independent agency. It
also has been brought Into the
Senator’s inquiry over the “fir
ing” of former CAA Administra
tor Frederick B. Lee, who re
signed in December.
The subcommittee report’s rec
ommendation for a “crash pro
gram” to complete the Burke
airport in 2*/ 2 years would in
volve double-stage construction,
with several contracting flrme ’
operating simultaneously. Sena
tor Monroney said.
Fight Is Certain
How much of a fight will de
velop in Congress over the Burke
recommendation is problematical
but one thing is certain—there’*
going to be one.
The Maryland congressional
delegation has constantly op
posed Burke—or any other place
—in favor of Baltimore’s Friend
ship International. But even
Commerce rejected the Friend
ship suggestion.
Undersecretary Rothsc hi 1 d
said in his Monday testimony
that $3.5 million will be needed
Immediately to start the Burke
construction, most of it for addi
tional engineering.
The Government already haa
spent close to a million for prop
erty acquisition at Burke, but
Congress all but junked the
project by cutting off additional •
money.
There is strong opposition at
the resident level in Fairfax
County against Burke, but it is
running into powerful competi
tion from the Committee for
Burke Airport. The committee
has the backing of scores of
business and civic organizations,
including Chambers of Com
merce and real estate organiza
tions.
Industrial Growth Cited
The committees officials re
fute arguments of Burke op
ponents that the project would
be detrimental to the whole of
Fairfax County by citing indus
trial growtr which has sur
rounded other new airports in
the Nation.
Representative Broyhill, Re
publican of Virginia, whose dis
trict includes Fairfax, has
opposed the Burke location, con
tending that the disadvantages
would outweigh the economic
advantages cited by proponents.
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JOINS AIR FORCE
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