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died in the crash of a four-engine B-50 Super Fort here yesterday which fired this
farmhouse. No one was in the balding at the time.—AP Wirephoto.
Inquiry Due in Wreck
Os B-50 Which Killed 11
DAYTON. Ohio. Feb. 28 l/P). —The Air Force today probed the
cause of a B-50 bomber crash which killed nine of its crew and
two civilian technicians.
The big four-engine plane, commonly known as the Boeing
Superfort, crashed and burned on a farm south of here Just before
noon yesterday. It had taken off 10 minutes before on a test
flight from Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base near here w here
the bomber was based.
At least five witnesses saw the
plane dive toward earth, one
engine “a ball of Are." and plow
through an unoccupied farm
home. A series of explosions
ripped it apart and scattered
wreckage over a nine-acre area.
The home, an adjoining bam :
and garage housing two cars,
were burned. The owner. Mrs.,
Madeline Henderson was vaca
tioning in Florida.
The tragedy might well have
taken 12 lives had it not been ;
for a sore throat which kept one
officer from going up in the i
plane. He is Maj. Samuel M. Cox
of nearby Fairborn. A base doc
tor ordered him to go home w hen
he reported for the flight, he
The Air Force released the :
following list of dead:
Trial of Woman j
In Morals Case
Delayed One Day
The trial of Wilda F. Ganeau, |
who is charged with operating a j
disorderly house and who, ac- (
cording to police said she enter- ,
tained "congressmen and other ,
important Government officials,"
today was postponed after an (
hour s testimony until 11:30 a m ,
tomorrow. i
Mrs. Ganeau was arrested,
February 5 by morals division
policemen at her apartment in
the 1300 block of M street '
N.W Three policemen and an
underworld informer known as |
"Charlie” said they paid S4O to.,
Mrs. Ganeau to watch an in
decent show.
Detective Ward C. Foulkes '
testified before Municipal Court '
Judge Andrew J. Howard that
Mrs. Ganeau brought two colored
women to her apartment and had i
them dance in the nude before <
the policemen. When she was told <
she was under arrest. Officer i
Foulkes said, Mrs. Ganeau pulled 1
a loaded .32 caliber and said.
"I'm going to kill you.” |1
Detective Foulkes told the i
court he wrested the pistol from I
Mrs. Ganeau's hand after she I
fell backward over a piano stool. I
District and vicinity—Sunny,
windy and colder, high in upper
40s this afternoon. Clear and
much colder tonight with low
about 30. Fair and cold tomor
Maryland Clear and much
colder tonight. Lows 15-20 in the
mountains and 20-25 in the
north; upper 20s elsewhere. Fair
and cold tomorrow.
Virginia Windy and colder
With snow flurries in the moun
tains. Fair and much colder to
night. lowest near 30 in the west
and near 40 in the east. Fair and
cold tomorrow.
Wind Northwest 30 to 35
miles per hour today, with gusts
to 45 miles per hour, decreasing
ilowly tonight.
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WEATHER BUREAU FORECAST—Rain and snow are fore- j
cast tonight for the Northwest. It will be colder in the
Northeast, the Lower Ohio Valley and in parts of the South
east; warmer in the Central and Northern Plains and j
NorthernJlocliies. AP map.
Lt Col. Channing Stowell, Jr.,
37. pilot. Baton Rouge, La. 1
Capt. Elias R. Augsburger, 35.
Columbus, Ohio.
Capt. George P. Angles, 35,
Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
M/Sergt. Robert O. Watkins.
35, New Castle. Ind.
M/Sergt. James L. McCul
lough. 37. Westport. Ind.
T/Sergt. Walter B. Piotrowskl.
41, Fairborn.
Airman 3/C James R. Coomts.
19, Henderson. Ky.
Airman 1/C Lee D. Gardner.
22, Fairborn.
Airman 3/C Donald J. Nor
man. 20. Oak Park. HI.
Henry Boulay. Mount Holly.
N. J . and technical representa
tive for the General Electric Co.
Michael Spock. Champaign.
111., of the Illinois State Water
Survey, attached to the Univer
sity of Illinois.
jArrests Hint
Robbery Ring
Washington detectives are
planning a trip to Philadelphia
in hope of throwing some light
on recent shopliftings and bur
glaries which may be linked to
an East Coast ring.
Yesterday police arrested five
persons in the Philadelphia sub
urb of Yeadon. One of the men
was identified as "fence" of the
ring credited with stealing $250,-
000 worth of goods from Boston
to Miami.
When they entered the fence's
home, police said the suspects
were assorting expensive cloth-j
ing Including furs, jewelry. $250
suits and $l5O sports jackets,
some with labels from fashion
able Miami Beach stores.
Philadelphia police said the
arrests were the forerunner of
crackdowns in other cities in
cluding Washington and Balti
more in which a dozen other
persons might be picked up.
Deputy Chief Scott said Wash
ington police hoped to learn
more about a number of fur
thefts here, as well as safe Jobs
believed the work of out-of-town
Road Conditions—AAA
Pennsylvania Turnpike—
Snow-covered and hazardous in
the western and central sections
Ohio Turnpike—Slippery and
U. S 40 West to Ohio—Slip
pery west of Frostburg, Md.
New Jersey Turnpike—Some
snow in the northern portion.
New England—Merritt Park
way—Slippery and speed re
duced to 25 miles per hour.
West Virginia—Slippery in
; mountains.
New ’York Thrughway—Slip
, pery in western section.
RiVtr Report
*Fron »» A Bnfttnetrtt
Potomac Itlvrr clear at Htrperi Ferry,
and rlpar m Oreat Fall*: Shenapdoah
clear at Haroer* Ferry
2 Survive as jet
Hits House
i KNOB NOSTER. Mo.. Feb. 28
iA*».—A mother and her son es
. caped serious injury yesterday
when a six-engine B-47 jet
bomber exploded and smashed
into their small frame farm
i house. The plane's four crewmen
were killed. I
Mrs. Clay Curtis and her son
Danny, 14. were in the dining
room of their four-room house.
Danny, ill with influenza, was
lying on a couch in his pajamas.
Suddenly they heard a terrific
"That must have been an air
plane." Danny recalled saying to
his mother. Then the big plgne
came hurtling into the house,
setting it on fire.
Kitchen Door Sticks
"About all we heard was the
roar and the crash," said Mrs.
Curtis. “Everything was a mass
of flame. We started out the
kitchen door but it stuck and
we had a hard time getting lt
Mrs. Curtis and her son suf
fered only minor burns. The
home was destroyed by fire.
Witnesses said the plane,
based at nearby Whiteman Air
Force Base, exploded about 200
feet above the ground before
it crashed. It was on a routine
training flight.
Tractor in Yard Smashed
It appeared only a wing of
the plane hit the house, author
ities said. The nose of the craft
dug a huge crater near the
house. Parts of the plane also set
fire to a chicken house, smashed
a tractor standing in the yard
‘and uprooted a tree.
1 Crewmen killed were Capt.
Robert R. Hayes, 37. Knoxville.
Iowa: Capt. James P. Gianokos.
! 36. Rock Creek. Minn.: Lt. James
L. Peters. 27. Lakeland. Fia.; and
Capt. Frank J. Matuszewski, 35.
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Decapitated Body
Os Man Found
The decapitated body of a 27-
year-old man was found beside
; the railroad tracks at First and
’ M streets N.E. early today, Wash
ington police said.
Discovery of the victim, Jonas
j Johnson, of no fixed address,
was made by Frank Trakonsky,
40. a platform foreman for the
i Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
Police said they have been un
i able, so far. to determine which
i train ran over the man or how
the accident happened.
Temperatures for Yesterday
'Readings Washington National Airport»
Midnight . 47 Noon 56
4 aa. 44 4 i> m. 69
8 am. 43 K pm. __ 55
Mei«rd Temperatures This Year
Highest, 87, on February 26.
Lowell 20. on January 24. 28, Feb-
Hirh and Low of Lagt ft Hours
High. Ho at 4 pm Low, 45 at < 20
a m
Tide Tablet
'Furnished Hy the United State* Coast
and Oeodetic Survey*
Today romorroa
Hiah 0:40 a.m. 10:23 a m
Low 4:03 a.m. 4:48 t in.
High 10 03 p m. 10:20 p m
low ..... 4:31 p.m 5:18 pm
The Bun and Moon
Rur Seth
Sun. today H. 43 a m. ft sli p.m
Sun. tomorrow H:4lam. H.Oo p.m
Moon, today H:lHp.rn. 7:44 a in
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour alter sunset.
Monthly precipitation in Indies in th«
iCaplial (current mouth to date).
Month 105 H 1055 A\g Record
January 100 0.3» 3.24 7.83 Ai
February 2.82 3.13 2.4 1 *.M >4
March 3.70 3.03 884 01
April 2.57 3.u« 013 80
May 3.38 3.08 10.80 53
June ... 2,78 3.4 J lUW no
July ... 2.32 4.20 10.83 80
August 14.31 4.75 14.41
September - O.Bft 4.12 17 46 34
ctobf r ... 8.40 2.85 8.81 3/
November ... 1.03 2.73 718 71
December 0.22 2.6 J 758 'OJ
Te nperatures in Various Cities
H L H. L.
Abilene 04 35 Ktv West 82 S 3
Albany 34 22 Knoxville 58 4 1
Albuquerque 18 23 Little Hock <3 30
Anchorage 2«» -4 Los Antreles 05 48
Atlanta 04 H Louisville 60 28
Atiantlr City »*< 42 Memphis 75 40
Baltimore oi 44 Miami 0 80
Billlnuh 30 24 Milwaukee 24 0
Birmingham M 4i .linnesoolis 12 -5
Bismarck 10-12 Montgomery 7ft 60
Boise H 3 1 New Orleans <n 51
Boston 4 1 32 New York 51 32
Buffslo 32 33 Norfolk 58 53
Burlington 30 15 Okla City 00 2 7
Charleston 87 80 Omaha 21 12
Charlotte »0 II Philadelphia 58 4o
: Cheyenne 31 18 Phoenix 88 38
i Chic abo 33 14 Pittshurah 52 23
iCinclnattl 50 30 p’tland. Me 37 25
J Cleveland 35 2n PHand Ore 4k 41
[Columbus 58 io Raleicrh ft I 48
i Dallas 88 3ft Reno Ift 2 7
! Denver 40 23 Richmond 58 48
I Des Moines 28 10 St. Louis 40 22
i Detroit 30 18 8 Lake City 41 23
Duluth 18 -5 San Antonio 7 8 i .
Fort Worth 87 38 S. Francisco oft 38
[ Houston 8i 62 Savannah 80 HO
Huron 12 -8 Beattie 48 4*!
Indianapolis 61 17 Tamoa 78 H 8
JaAkaon 8o 41 Washington Ho 4|
CUT 46 IR Wichita 4R "I
Flemming Denies Ban
On All Area Building
j Defense Mobilizer Arthur S. Flemming has denied that the
; administration is arbitrarily opposed to the construction of any
new Federal buildings in the Washington area.
In answer to questions from members of the House Civil
Service Committee. Mr. Flemming said that new buildings would ,
j be approved for this area rather than elsewhere if the agency {
heads involved felt that dispersal
to other cities would interfere
with the effective operation of
their activities.
The issue arose during hear
ings of a House Appropriations
Subcommittee on the 1957 Gen
eral Government -Matters Ap
propriations bill.
Chairman Andrews. Democrat
of Alabama, closely questioned ji
Mr. Flemming about difficulties;
encountered by the Veterans Ad
ministration and the Geological ,
Survey in constructing a new
hospital and headquarters build
ing. respectively, in the Wash
ington area.
Representative Andrews, dis-'
cussing the Office of Defense
Mobilization's dispersal building
plans, asked: “Is it your thought
that no new Federal buildings
should be constructed in Wash-!
ington, D. C.?”
Mr. Flemming replied: No, by
no means.
Mr. Andrews: Except hos-1
pitals? *•
Mr. Flemming: No: take the '
Department of State. They will i
build a new building here. i
Mr. Andrews: Why would not 1
your thinking apply to the De
partment of State as well as to 1
the Geological Survey? *
Mr. Flemming: For this rea-'
son, the Department of State is 1
a department whose operations 1
have to be carried on in close 1
proximity to the embassies of <
the various governinents that l
have accredited representatives 1
here. In my judgment, it would 1
be virtually impossible for them 1
to carry on their activities in any :
1 area other than an area that ‘
' is close to the President. H
' The situation disclosed by Mr. ‘
- Flemming in his testimony is 1
'.that President Elsenhower and 1
the administration, in* line with 1
1 national security policies, would 1
'prefer to have new Federal con- (
i struction confined to areas other 1
than Washington. j 1
But if it is found that the new 1
i facilities could not be operated 1
effectively in other areas, then 1
: the Washington location would '
be approved for the new build- j
ing. In this event, the buildings
, would be fortified with the most 1
protective construction features 1
*•* * 1
LEAVE USE—Bome postal re- '
gional and district offices re- ]
cently notified postal workers l
i that they could not use any of j
' their 1956 annual leave until ■
1 after July 1, when the new fiscal i
year begins. The workers were ■
told that this was being done for
| economy reasons, since the de- 1
partment was running out of
funds. Use ft annual leave be-j
--■ tween now and June 30 would
' necessitate hiring substitutes to
' take their place and impose
' greater cost on the department,
the employes were told.
Many of the employes pro
tested to the department and to
their unions, declaring that they
had already made vacation plans
and that postponement of the
vacations would work hardships
• on them and their families. They
’ also feared they might never get
j the opportunity to use some of
the leave if they had to wait
until the latter part of the year,
when the workload increases.
The unions protested to As
. ststant Postmaster General
[ Norman Abrams who agreed
that any such instructions were
contrary to department policy.
He said postponement of vaca
tions could only occur when lt
was agreeable to the employe
on a voluntary basis.
What apparently happened
was that a department directive
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| encouraged to postpone leave
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until after July 1 was misinter- ,
preted by some officials as being j
a mandatory proposition instead
of a voluntary one. jj
** * *
TION—The Senate Civil Service 1
Committee meets in executive '
| session today. One of the bills
| before it is the House-approved ,
measure to protect classified em- ]
ployes from salary cuts in cases |
where their Jobs are down- ,
graded through no fault of their,
own The Senate committee Is (
expected to approve the bill. j,
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neyman offset platemakers of ;
the Government Printing Office i
have selected the following con- <.
ference committee to meet with
the Public Printer on new pay
raise and requests: Glenn Rott
man, chairman: John Spates, ;
William Watts and Jack Con- 1
don. Paul Melton is alternate
member. . . . The Federal Com- -
munications Commission reports
that one out of seven employes
—159 of I.loo—is now a mem- 1
ber of the agency’s 1,000-hour i
sick leave club. ... In a special ’
observance of Brotherhood Week, i
employes of the Housing and
Home Finance Agency attended I
a special meeting at which top I
agency officials emphasized the
agency’s obligation to provide '
better homes and neighborhoods 1
for all Americans, regardless of <
race, color or creed. J.
Meistrell. the agency’s Deputy ’
Administrator, also cited HHFA’a i
employment record, declaring:!
“We welcome all kinds of Amer- i
leans who seek jobs with us. Our ]
only criteria are those of ability ]
and suitability—not where a
man comes from or what his
color or religion is.” . . . Maurice
Eysenburg of the State Depart
ment has been elected president
of the Society of Federal Artists
and Designers. Others elected
were Charles Daffer, Navy, and
Robert R Hayes. Navy, vice
presidents: Margaritte Litwin.
State, recording secretary; Mary
Kennedy. Army, corresponding
secretary; Ole K. Schmidt, Com
merce, treasurer; Philip Bubes,
State: Garnet Jex, Health. Edu
cation and Welfare: William C.
Kennedy, Navy: Harry Wiener.
HEW: Ralph R. Fast. Veterans’
Administration, and Mrs. Hallie
Mitchell. Army, members of the
various standing committees. .. .
Three Atomic Energy Commis
sion employes have been given
superior performance awards.
They are Helen Hymdwttz. Pris
cilla Reuter and Hannah M.
on film
Dulles Rejects
Of'Optimism' ;
Secretary of State Dulles to
day rejected Democratic charges 1
that he has been too optimistic 1
in appraising the success of I
American foreign policy in cop- 1
ing with Russia.
Mr. Dulles told a news con- !
ference that his testimony be
fore the Senate Foreign Rela- !
tions Committee on Friday and
his speech in Philadelphia on
Sunday strike a fair balance of 1
the international situation.
Mr. Dulles said the Soviet
i Union seems to have made a per
manent change in its policies,
but any American complacency |
would be disastrous.
He repeated his contention '
.that the Soviet switch Justifies; 1
the administration’s request for 1
authority to make long-range !
foreign aid commitments. He 1
said the chances that Congress
will give the administration some
such authority are good.
Discusses U. S. Position
Mr. Dulles, in his last meet- i
ing with reporters before he i
leaves on Friday for a Far East- i
em trip, spoke at length on i
America's position in relation to i
Russia in the continuing cold t
war. On Friday, he told the 1
Senate Foreign Relations Com- i
mittee that the United States :
was better off now than it was
a year ago.
Democrats generally attacked ]
this as overly optimistic and.
perhaps, politicaly inspired.
The first question at his news
conference today was whether
he thought he had been too
Mr. Dulles said he did not
want to turn his press conference
into an arena for political con-
In the past 10 years, he con
tinued. very considerable results
have been accomplished. He i
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and Greece—and did not need
to mention that these problems
were handled first by Democratic
administrations. Mr. Dulles said
the results have Justified the
sacrifices in blood and treasure
that the American people have
The first round is over, Mr.
Dulles continued. The second
round is just beginning, he said,
and may be far different from
the first.
But he stressed that the con-!
tinuing purpose of the Soviet
Union is of a predatory charac
ter. It involves guile but perhaps
less force, he added.
When asked whether Amer
ica’s overseas economic programs
have become more • important
than military defenses overseas,
Mr. Dulles said that it would be.
reckless for us to acquiesce in
any substantial reduction in
overseas military strength.
Russia in Transition
Mr. Dulles said the Soviet is
in a transition stage, but has not
gone so far in the new direction
that it could not quickly go back
to the old. He emphasized, how
ever, that United States studies
of the just-ended Communist
Party Congress in Moscow in
dicate that the change in Soviet
policy is permanent.
Mr. Dulles also discussed:
1. Middle East—The United
States, Great Britain and France
are reaching increasing agree
ment on lines of action to be
taken in case of Israeli-Arab
fighting. Mr. Dulles said this
applied not only to the military
aspects of the problem. He said
that Israel is a ward of the
United Nations and so is pe
culiarly subject to U. N. interest.
He will lunch tomorrow with
U. N. Secretary General Dag
Hammarskjold and discuss Mr.
Hammarskjold’s proposal for the
Middle East.
Mr. Dulles was asked what
happened to a proposed Middle
Eastern trip by Vice President
Nixon. Mr. Dulles replied that
it was not practical for Mr.
Nixon to leave while Congress
was in session and after ad
journment. he may have some
other tasks.
2. Saudi Arabia—The Ameri
can-Saudi Arabian agreement
which in effect bars American
Jews from being stationed .in
Saudi Arabia poses a problem
which, like some comparable
problems in the United States,
cannot be dealt with quickly.
Mr. Dulles said he hopes for
greater moderation and tolerance
on the part of Saudi Arabia but
this cannot be dictated from
abroad or brought about sud
3. India—Mr. Dulles said that
during his Far Eastern trip he
will have a chance to talk to
Indian Prime Minister Jawa
harlal Nehru and may suggest
some modifications in American
policy toward India, although on
the whole the United States has
adopted a reasonable attitude
toward the New Delhi govern
ment. Mr. Dulles said that
while there are superficial irri
tations between India and the
United States, there is no reason
why the two countries should
not be on a basis of friendship
and confidence.
Mr. Dulles, on his Far Eastern
trip, will attend a meeting of
the Manila Pact Council in K? -
rachi, Pakistan, and will visit
a total of 10 countries, includ
ing two that he has not been
in before—Ceylon and Indonesia.
Two Strange Men
Tried to Kill Her,
Woman Reports
A 43-year-old woman told
police two strange men at
tempted to murder her in her
sleep at hei home, 1425 New
Jersey avenue N.W., last night.
jjenna Evans, colored, was un
able to give any motive for the
strange attack which took place,
she said, at 11:30 p.m.
She told police she awakened
and found two colored men in
then' early 20’s standing over
her. She said one clutched her
by the throat and pulled her to
ihe floor. The other, she added,
kicked her in the forehead and
remarked. “Hurry up and kill
her. Let’s get it over with.”
She said she screamed, causing
the pair to flee out a back door.
Entrance to the apartment was
gained through an unlocked
kitchen window, police said.

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