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WEATHER FORECAST
Rain tonight possibly beginning as snow,
low in upper 30s. Warmer with some rain
tomorrow. (Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today
Midnight 29 6a m 24 11 a m 37
2 a.m—27 8 a.m 26 Noon 39
4 a m—26 10 a.m—3l 1 p.m 42
104th Year. No. 55.
Johnson Maps
3-Point Curb on
Election Funds
Hopes for Action
On Spending Laws
Before Campaign
By J. A. O LEARY
Senate Democratic Leader
Johnson of Texas today revealed
he ls working on a three-point
plan for strengthening the elec
tion laws and hopes to get action
at this session in time for the
1956 campaign.
Designed to eliminate the need
for big National campaign budg
ets and large individual contri
butions, the plan would:
1. Seek to encourage smaller
contributions by allowing an
individual to deduct up to SIOO
from his income tax for a dona
tion to his political party, or
S2OO in the case of a man and
wife.
2. Let the television networks
divide between the major parties
a fixed amount of free time.
3. Require stringent reporting
of all contributions, with limita
tions on the amounts that may
be raised.
Knowland Agrees
Senate Republican Leader
Knowland of California agreed
with Senator Johnson on the
need for changes and said he too
would like to see something ac
complished in time for the 1956
campaign. He was not ready to
commit himself on detailed pro
posals.
Although not committing Sen
ator Knowland to his three
specific remedies. Senator John
son made it clear he is trying to
achieve bi-partisan co-operation
to expedite action at this session
and said he believes he and the
Republican leader are thinking
along the same general lines.
These developments came on
the heels of appointment of the
new eight-man bi-partisan com
mittee to investigate any im
proper attempts to influence
legislation through lobbying or
campaign contributions.
Senator Gore. Democrat of
Tennessee, who may be chair
man of the new committee, had
said earlier he thinks new elec
tion and lobbying legislation can
be recommended within a few
months without waiting to com
plete the investigation.
Won’t Affect Primaries
Senator Johnson indicated
that his new program does not
Include extending Federal con
trol to cover primaries, which is
a main feature of the Hennings
clean election bill already ap
proved by the Rules Committee
and awaiting Senate action.
Opposition to including pri
maries has been a mam stum
bling block to getting considera
tion of the Hennings bill, which
has been on the Senate calendar
since last June.
Senator Johnson also pointed
out that his tax-exemption pro
posal would have to originate in
the House. But the television
and campaign reporting pro
visions could be offered as
amendments to the Hennings bill
in the near future.
The cost of network television
speeches by presidential candi
dates has been a factor in the
mounting cost in national elec
tions in recent years.
Would Raise Ceilinr
Recognizing this, the Hennings
bill would increase to about sl2
million the $3 million ceiling
present law places on the total
outlay by either party in a na
tional campaign. This ceiling
has proved ineffectiye, however,
because independent committees
may be formed by supporters of
either candidate, and each such
committee may spend another $3
million.
In another development today,
Senator Goldwater of Arizona,
one of the Republicans appointed
to the new investigating corn-
Continued on Page A-4, Col. 4
25 U. S. Jet Fighters
Turned Over to Spain
VALENCIA, Spain. Feb. 24 </P).
—John Davis Lodge, United
States Ambassador to Spain,
turped over to the Spanish air
force yesterday a squadron of
25 F-86 Sabre jet fighters. They
are the first sent under the
Spanish-American military pact.
Mr. Lodge said that by June
it is expected at least 60 of these
planes “will be in active use by
the Spanish air force.”
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1 LOOKING DOWN ON DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
—This is an early morning air view of the wreckage
of the Washington-New York train which crashed
■ near Odenton, Md., last night, killing five men.
Living Cost Dip
Cuts Wage Rate
Prices Down .1 Pet.,
Agency Reports
; By JAMES Y. NEWTON
> The cost of living declined only
1 one-tenth of 1 per cent last
1 month, but the Labor Depart-i
: ment reported the drop was suf
i fleient to cost a million workers
a cent an hour wage cut.
J The workers are in the auto
-5 mobile and farm equipment
‘ manufacturing industry and their
j pay is adjusted every three
' months according to the rise or
r fall of national living costs. They
, received a-cent-an-hour pay ad
-1 justment last July.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
. said that lower prices for house
. furnishings, which declined 1.4
per cent from December to Jan
uary and for food, down .3 per
cent, were the principal causes
of the decline in living costs
generally.
Prices of apparel and trans
portation also declined slightly,
while prices were higher for all
1 other major categories of family
1 spending.
Food Prices Up Here
Retail food prices in Wash
. ington, meanwhile, increased 6
. per cent between December and
. January. Substantial increases
i in prices of fresh fruits and vege
: tables, the bureau said, were
largely offset by price decreases
[ for fresh meats, eggs and
. poultry.
, The Washington food index
, was .5 per cent below the Janu
. ary. 1955. level. Fresh vegetable
; prices here rose 17.7 per cent
1 over December. The cost of
neats, poultry and fish in Wash
, ington declined for the fifth
. consecutive month and is now
> nearly 10 per cent lower than in
' September.
The bureau said the National
Consumer Price Index for Jan
uary was 114.6 per cent of the
s 1947-49 base period used for
l calculating living costs. This
; was .3 per cent higher than a
1 year ago.
Fourth Month of Decline
Nationally, the retail food
i price index in January was 109.2
[ or 1.3 per cent lower than a year
i ago and .3 per cent below the
I December. 1955, level. This was
the fourth consecutive monthly
decline in food prices.
Restaurant meal prices, the
I bureau added, which have been
. moving up steadily since last
[ June, were slightly lower last
month than in December.
Lower prices for pork, beef,;
eggs, fresh milk, fats and oils
and coffee, all contributed to the
decline of food prices generally.,
But substantial increases for
I fresh vegetables offset most of
. these reductions.

, Housing Cost Down
r Housing costs declined .2 per
. cent between December and
. January led by the drop of 1.4
’ per cent in prices of house fur
; nishings. Widespread "white
' sale” prices for sheets, towels
and blankets as well as reduced
prices for most electrical appli
ances were the principal factors
in the decline of house furnish
ings.
In another report the Labor
Department said the average
take-home-pay of American fac
tory workers in January was at
a record level for the month
but was slightly below the De
cember, 1955, gll-time peak.
Net spendable weekly earnings
in January averaged $71.92 for
a worker with three dependents
and $64.59 for a worker with no
dependents. Both were record
highs for the month and slightly
more than a dollar below the all
time peak levels recorded the
previous month.
Reds Shell Quemoy
TAIPEI, Feb. 24 l/P).—' The Chi
nese Reds and Nationalists had
another one of their spasmodic
gun bouts across Formosa Strait
today. The official Central News
Agency said the Reds on Amoy
fired 137 shells at Quemoy and
Little Quemoy.
WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1956—SIXTY PAGES.
Dr. Snyder Says 2d Term
Might Be Safer Now
Declares President Hasn't Been Fatigued
At All During Vacation in Georgia
By GARNETT D. HORNER
Star BUS Correspondent
THOMASVILLE, Ga, Feb. 24.~-President Eisenhower's doc
tor said today it “might be safer" for the President to undertake
a second term now than it was before his heart attack five
months ago.
Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, the President's personal phy
sician, added that “I don’t know what anyone can tell” for sure
about whether Mr. Eisenhower
or anyone else is able to serve
a term in the White House. j
Dr. Snyder insisted that he
has “no impression” about
whether Mr. Eisenhower is going
to run again.
“All he can do is trust in God
it he goes ahead,” he remarked.
Hunters Drive Off
Dr. Snyder talked briefly with
reporters as the President and
Secretary of the Treasury Hum
phrey, his vacation host here,
drove off through pine woods;
in a mule-drawn hunting wagon
for a morning's quail hunting.
Mr. Eiaenhower plans to flyi
back to the White House to
morrow after having tested his
physical stamina in 10 vigorous
vacation days of hunting and
golfing.
Presumably this personal test
ing of his feelings has helped the!
President reach the second term
decision he is expected to an
nounce next week.
Asked how Mr. Eisenhower
looks to him after playing 18
holes of golf and hunting wild
turkeys for two hours yesterday
—his most active day since his
heart attack in Denver five
months ago today—Dr. Snyder
said:
“He is in very good shape. He
hasn't been fatigued at all down
here."
Doesn’t Know Answer
As to whether the President
is able to run again, Dr. Snyder
. said:
"I don't know what anyone
j can tell.
“These physical accidents'
come out of nowhere and he has
no guarantee this (a heart at
tack* will not happen again.
“All he can do is trust in God
if he goes ahead.
“But it might happen to any
man. It would be the same for
a new man. Even many young
men die—have a heart attack
without any warning.
“It might be safer for him
than it was before.”
Presumably Dr. Snyder meant
that, with the experience of his
■September 24 heart attack be
, hind him, Mr. Eisenhower would
; watch his health and his doctors
■ would guard it more closely with
, a view to preventing strain on
• his heart than was the case be
fore it gave him trouble.
The President took the mid
Three Phantom Slayings
In Detroit Puzzle Police
I DETROIT. Feb. 24 (JP).— ln
, the last month three men have
' left their Detroit homes in the
predawn gloom to go to work
. and have been struck down dead
.with single bullets.
None of the three was robbed.
None had any police record. No
[ arrests have been made.
Each man was shot with a dif
ferent gun. Each killing was In'
a different neighborhood. One
! victim was a Negro, one a native i
. Detroiter and one a former i
[ German prisoner of war from
I the Russian Army. i
In reviewing the cases today
Lt. George Bloomfield, acting i
, head of the Homicide Bureau, i
quickly discounted the possibility
that a homicidal maniac is at
large in this sprawling metrop
olis of two million people.
"Our experiences and our rec
-1 ords show that a maniac killer
: usually uses the same weapon,"
; Lt. Bloomfield said. "The only
i link in the three slayings is that
' each man was killed while on
l!the way to work, and for no ap-,
‘parent reason.”
Arrow indicates dining car, which led the section of
the train off the track, tearing down a steel power
pole. It was most seriously damaged of the nine
cars that were derailed. —AP Wirephoto.
day rest that has been pre
scribed for him between his
golfing and hunting yesterday,
but was so far from feeling fa
tigue that he stayed up last
night until about 12:30 a.m.
playing bridge. Dr. Snyder dis
closed.
He waa up bright and early
this morning and, breakfast over,
headed for the hunting field at
8:45 am. as a bright sun began
taking a chill off the morning
air.
Riding most of the vm over a
dirt road under tepair byTpeoigia
chain gang prisoners, the Presi
dent and Mr- Humphrey drove
about 18 miles from the Secre
tary'* Milestone plantation to the
property of hi* daughter, Mrs.
P. H. Finnan.
There they stepped from a
black limousine to a wicker
seated hunting wagon, drawn by
two white mules, as news photo
graphers recorded the scene, s
Wear* Suede Jacket
Mr. Eisenhower wore a suede
hunting jacket over a light
colored sport* shirt, a brown fig
ured tie, and had his suede
covered gray hunting Jodphurs
tucked into ankle-length boots.
Smiling and looking fit, he
obediently put his double-barrel
led 20-gauge shotgun over his
shoulder when photographers
asked him to. although he tried
to explain that wasn't the way
to carry it.
But when a photographer
asked him to sight the gun, the
President said “let's don't be
corny.”
President to Join
Dinner for Dulles
THOMASVILLE, Ga.. Feb. 24
{/P). —President and Mrs. Eisen
hower will attend a 68th birth
day dinner party for Secretary of
State Dulles in Washington to
morrow night.
Announcing this today, White
House Pres* Secreary Jame* C.
Hagerty said the party will be
at Mr. Dulles' home.
Mr. Hagerty also announced
that Mr. and Mrs. Elsenhower
will leave here by plane about
11 a.m., EST, tomorrow. The
flight to Washington takes 2',* to
3 hours.
The latest victim was Gurgen
Marik. 46, a factory worker, cap
tured by the Germans while in
the Russian army. He was found
dead on the sidewalk a few doors
from his home yesterday morn
ing. He had been shot in the
back at very close range, appar
ently with a rifle. His billfold
and pockets contained $10.47
when he was found.
A week ago today Clement
Campeau, 48, a warehouse fore
man for the Grand Trunk Rail
road, was found dead beside the
Rarage of his home. His death
first was attributed to heart dis
ease. An undertaker later found
a bullet wound above the heart.
Police said he had been shot
with a .38 revolver from more
than 12 feet. He was carrying
S3O and &«i#old watch which
were undisturbed.
A morifh ago Gervious T.
Barker. 28. was killed on his way
to work at a city garage. He
was shot once in the left side
with a .32 revolver. Mr. Barker
jWas a Negro. Police found $4.96
lln his pockets and a wrist watfh.
-1956 Pension
Gains Possible
House Group Studies
New Finance Plan
By JOSEPH YOUNG
The House Civil Service Com
mittee is giving serious consid
eration to a new method of fi
nancing the civil service retire
ment system, it was learned to
day.
The method of financing the
system may well determine
whether Federal employes this
year will win an increase in their
retirement and family survivor
ship benefits.
j. Under the plan, said to be
gaining the growing support of
top committee members. Con
gress would discontinue the pres
sent system whereby annual
lump sum payments are sup
posed to be made to the civil
service retirement system.
Yearly to Departments
Instead, Congress would be re
quired annually to vote funds to
each Federal department and
agency to enable them to match
their employes' contribution to
the retirement fund. The agen
cies in turn would then deposit
the money with the civil service
retirement system.
Backers of the plan feel that
it would end the present situa
tion which has seen the Govern
ment fall sl3 billion behind in
its contribution to the civil serv
ice retirement system.
Congress has never matched
the employes' 6 per cent con
tribution to the retirement sys
tem and in recent years did not
vote any Government contribu
tion to the fund.
sl3 Billion Owed
The sentiment in Congress ap
-1 peared to be to put off the Gov
ernment's obligations until some
future time# The result has
been to increase the Govern
ment's obligation to the fund to
a point where it now stands at
sl3 billion.
Then, too, the administration
for the past few years has been
! reluctant to propose that the
Government meet it* obligation
!to the fund. Budgetary reasons
were behind this reluctance.
The point made by supporters
of the new plan is that if each
agency were held responsible
for an annual contribution to
the retirement fund, then neither
Congress nor the White House
could evade the responsibility for
providing the funds.
Under the proposed plan, each
agency would receive an annual
appropriation from Congress, as
part of its regular personnel
funds for salaries, overtime, etc .
for its contribution to the re
tirement fund The agency's
appropriations for this purpose
would probably be 6 per cent
of the total salaries of its em
ployes. This would match the
’employes' contributions. Or ,t
would be 7 per cent if the em
ployes, as seems likely, paid 7
per cent of their salaries to
See SPOTLIGHT. Page A-4
Karrick Observes
Budget Hearing
David S. Karrick. named by
President Eisenhower to suc
ceed Samuel Spencer on the
Board of Commissioners for a
term beginning April 5. today
1 had his first lesson on how Con
gress tackles the problem of Dis
trict budgets.
He attended as an interested
observer at the closed-door hear
ings of the Rabaut subcommittee
of the House Appronrtatinns
Committee considering the Dis
trict's $182.8 million budget lor
the fiscal year beginning July 1.
It was reported that he was
asked no questions but that he
listened closely as subcommittee
members inquired into the jus
tification of the requests of sev
eral of the city’s regulatory
agencies Including the Public
Utilities Commission.
All three District Commis
sioners were present. Yesterday
they could not attend because of
House Commerce Committee
hearings on the transit* probl**|
Officials Hunt Cause
Os Train Derailment
Dulles Confronts Critics
At Open Senate Hearing
George Hopes That Bipartisanship
'Will Get Back on the Right Track' J
By the Associated Press j
Secretary of State Dulles confronts some of his most out- ]
spoken critics this afternoon at a public hearing which Senator
George, Democrat of Georgia, said he hopes will get “biparti
sanship back on the right track.”
Mr. Dulles was invited before the Senate Foreign Relations
j Committee for questioning about administration policy toward 1
| the tension-ridden Middle East
and on ways to counter new Rus
sian economic, political and dip
lomatic moves.
Senator George, chairman of
the committee, said so many
questions have been raised in
ithe minds of committee members
that Mr. Dulles may be asked to
return Saturday or early next
’week for further questioning.
! “I am glad Mr. Dulles is ap
pearing at an open hearing.”
Benator George told reporters. "I
think it is advisable."
Agrees to Open Hearing
The original plan was for a
session with everyone but com
mittee members and Mr. Dulles
j and his aides excluded, but the
Secretary agreed to an open
hearing after it was urged by
Senator Humphrey. Democrat
of Minnesota, and others.
Senator George said he thinks
■ the session “will help get a re
- turn of a greater measure of
- bipartisan consultation.” and
- added. "I think it would tena
in that direction."
i Demands for an explanation
Mrom Mr. Dulles stemmed from
5 the furore over shipment of 18
rjlight tanks to Saudi Arabia. But
- Senator Humphrey said he
wants to question Mr. Dulles
■ on everything from his "brink
[,of war” interview to policies in
- Korea and South Asia.
Pressure Increased
j State Department sources said
l*Tn advance, Mr. Dulles would
tell the committee that vital
security interests In the Middle
. East dictated the decision to
, send the 18 tanks to Saudi
j Arabia.
, One effect of the shipment
, has been to increase pressure
. on the State Department to ac
t cede to the Israeli government's
, request for authority to buy SSO
million worth of weapons to
t counter Egypt's arms purchases
. from Communist Czechoslovakia.
. The request was made last No
, vember.
The announcement eight days
ago that tanks were being load
] ed lor Saudi Arabia brought
- from some Democratic Senators
. accusations that the administra
t tion was denying weapons to
. Israel while helping arm her
iArab neighbors.
Ordered Embargo
The administration quickly
- clamped an embargo on all arms
f deliveries to the Middle East, in
-5 eluding the tanks. Two days
5 later it lifted the embargo, say
t ing a determination had been
made that . the tank delivery
, would not affect the over-all
1 arms balance in tne Middle East.
s The tanks were shipped from
v New York Monday.
s Mr. Dulles, who was vacation
ing in the Bahamas at the time,
has said he knew nothing of the
I ■ Z—~..T=ZI
1
Malenkov Under Attack!
As Lagging in New Job f
-j MOSCOW, Feb. 24 UP).—The
, Soviet press today published a
1 direct attack on the Ministry of
Electric Power Stations which
former Premier Georgi Malenkov
s heads.
! The ministry was accused of
t "procrastination" in a speech to
■ the 20th Congress of the Soviet
? Communist Party delivered in
t the Kremlin yesterday by the
- state planning boss, First Dep
r uty Prime Minister Maxim Z.
) Saburov.
1 When Mr. Malenkov resigned
the premiership on February 8.
1955, he publicly confessed he
had been inefficient and not suf
ficiently experienced In adminis
tration.
/ Mr. Saburov did not mention
- Mr. Malenkov by name, but he
* left no doubt that the Soviet
i government is dissatisfied with
/the way his ministry is being
-run.
"The Ministry of Electric
Power Stations,” Mr. Saburov
1 said, "is proscrastlnating too
- much with the putting into op
- eration of new equipment and
- electric stations. Due to this,
- one million tons extra in con
r ventlonal terms of fuel are con
sumed annually at high-pressure
s i electric stations alone.”
? It was the first high-level
si criticism of this ministry since
- Mr. Malenkov took it over.
Before the party Congress
/ opened, there was considerable
c! speculation in Western circles as
;to whether Mr. Malenkov would
- retain his place. This was al
/ \ layed when he got up in the
f[Congress and indorsed the cur
el rent line sponsored by Party
l First Secretary Nikita Mjiru
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incident until he got to Miami
two days ago.
Senator George said he is dis- (
turbed over what seems to be |
the uncertainty of American jj
actions in the Middle East and j
i South Asia. j,
1 Want to Catch Up
“We want to have Mr. Dulles
before the committee from time I
to time so we can catch up with i
what’s going on.” Senator i
George said. “There is too much :
confusion in the public mind
and in the congressional mind.” i
Mr. Dulles has not been before '
the Foreign Relations Commit- i
tee since Democrats criticized i
him widely for a Life Maga- 1
zine article quoting him as say
ing administration policies saved ,
the country from war three ,
times in Asia. The art, he was j
quoted, is to get to the brink j
without getting into the war ,
Nor has he reported on the ,
recent talks between President ,
Eisenhower and British Prime
Minister Eden, or on the sub- j
sequent Anglo-American discus
sions with the French on means
of easing tensions in the Middle
East |
' ■ i
One Killed, 1 Hurt !
At Underpass as
Car Drops 28 Feet :
One Marine died of injuries
and another was critically hurt
early today when their car
dropped 28 feet onto below
surface streetcar tracks on Con
necticut avenue at the Dupont
Circle underpass, police reported.
Dead oi injuries suffered in’
the crash was Sergt. Albert A.
Powell. jr„ about 20. of Daniel
son. Conn., stationed at Quan
; tico, Va. He was pronounced
i dead at Emergency Hospital at
i 9:05 a.m., eight hours after the
; accident.
The other Marine, Sergt. '
Jerome B. Aeolin. 25. of the
Bionx, N. Y„ is in critical condi
tion at the hospital with a
' fractured skull and internal in- ;
juries.
Police said the car, headed i
south under the circle, apparent.
, ly at high speed, failed to angle i
to the right on emerging and ran ;
headon into an iron and concret»
guardrail above the streetcar
tracks. ,
A section of the railing was
; tom away as the car went !
through. It landed on its top.
Police have not determined who 1
1 was the driver. 1
The victims were taken from
the wreckage by persons from a *
nearby restaurant before Fire 1
l Rescue Squad No. 1 arrived, <
. police said. The track was 1
i cleared In about an hour. <
Police said two witnesses es- '•
timated the speed of the car
, before it entered the underpass ]
at 80 miles an hour. (
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\
II )
GEORGI MALENKOV
Not Enough Electricity
—AP Photo
shchev. which gives highest pri
ority to the continued develop- 1
ment of heavy industry. During
his time as Premier, Mr. Malen
kov put special emphasis on con
sumer goods.
Until Mr. Saburov spoke, the
only references to the electric
power industries at the Congress
had been praise for plans to in- ,
crease drastically the building (
of hydroelectric plants and the (
creation of power grids.
However, Mr. Khrushchev, in ;
his keynote speech, assailed (
“pipe dreamers" who cham- |
pioned priority for light industry.;
Mr. Saburov said Soviet pro- |
duction both per capita and
total would overtake that of
the United States in "the short- j
'est possible historical time.”|e L
SCENTS
'Embassy' Crash
Leaves 5 Dead,
Nearly 100 Hurt
Investigators searched today
for a reason why nine cars
•of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s
New York-bound Embassy de
railed near Fort Meade, Md,
last night, killing 5 and sending
nearly 100 to hospitals.
Running at normal 80-mile
an-hour speed, the 14-car
Pictures «nd Other Stories on the Train
Wreck. Page A-5
train was 24 minutes out of
Union Station, Washington and
making a slight curve to the
left when there was a bump, a
swaying motion and then dis
aster.
Engineer Herman Malzer of
Point Pleasant, N. J„ said the
air brakes suddenly grabbed. But
railroad officials said they were
satisfied there was no brake
failure. Rather, the braking
was the result of something
which caused the cars to sep
arate, thus severing the air line
and automatically setting the
brakes.
Heading the investigation were
representatives of the Inter
state Commerce Commission, as
sisted by Public Service Com
mission and railroad officials. It
did not appear likely a report
would be forthcoming before a
thorough examination of equip
ment and interview of employes
had been completed.
400 Passengers Aboard
The accident occurred at 5:26
p.m., four minutes after the train
carrying about 400 passengers
had passed Odenton Station. The
point is about 22 miles north of
Washington and 10 miles south
jof Baltimore.
Within five hours workmen
had removed enough of the de
bris and repaired the track suffi
ciently for resumption of south
bound traffic. By 2110 a.m,
northbound trains were moving
again Over the three-track route.
The railroad said commuter
service was provided as usual to
day, though trains were running
late.
Before noon five cars had been
cleared from the main tracka
and two of the three tracks were
available to normal traffic. The
third was still being worked on,
and traffic over that link was
slowed to 10 miles an hour.
Georgetown Student Killed
None of the dead was from the
Washington area but one, Alex
ander Nero. 22. of Trenton, N. J,
was a second-year dental student
at Georgetown University, and
was to have been married to
morrow at a church in Yon
kers, N. Y.
Another. Alfred B. Haupt, 67,
of Baltimore, was an attorney
for the interpretative division
of Internal Revenue Service.
He had commuted from Balti
more since joining the agency
nearly 28 years ago.
Mr. Haupt had been riding
ahead of the diner, the first
car wrecked, and had he not
decided to drop back for a cup
of coffee would have been safe
on one of the coaches which
safely rode out the trouble.
Friends said he had just
reached the diner when the ac
cident occurred, having left
another Internal Revenue em
ploye, Elmer R. Ford of Balti
more. Mr. Haupt was of volun
tary retirement age. but was in
good health and had planned to
work until required to quit at
See WRECK, Page A-4
HOW CAN INCOME
AFFECT CHILDREN?
DAD WON T PAMPER—A mother'!
complomt that her husband gives his
children too little spending money,
although he spends freely to main
tain his position in the community, is
token up today by The Fomily Coun
cil, a regular feature in The Star, on
the Feature Page, A-25.
WILL MEETS K.P.—Will Stockdole,
the Simple Simon hero ol Mac Hy
| man's best-selling book, “No Tim*
I tor Sergeants," flounders good na
turedly along in she service. This
fime it's K.P. duty. See page A-25.
FLORIDA CAUCUS—SureIy it's co
incidental, but Star Reporter Betty
Beale discovers that about oil of
President Eisenhower's official fomily
are headed for Florida The President
is vacationing in Thomosville, Ga, |ust
north ot the Florida State line. For
Reporter Beale's conclusions, see pog*
B-l.
LENTEN THOUGH T-Marty
Gallagher, bo« in g instructor at
Georgetown University, offers words
by Saint Paul os an instance ot what
Lent meons to him on page A-15.
Guide for Readers
Amusem'ts A-20-21; Financial A-22 23
Classified C-5-16 Music All
Comics A-28-29 Obituary / 3
Cross-word A 29 Radio-TV A-2'. .7
Editorial A-12 Sports C 4
Edit'l Articles A-13|Womans
Feature Page A-25 Section B 8
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Home Doily and Sunday
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