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Mostly sunny today. Fair tonight, lowest
around 32 degrees. Fair, a little wanner
tomorrow. (Full report. Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today
Midnight 39 6 a.m... 34 11 am.--43
a am—37 8 am—36 Noon 44
* am—3s 10 am..—4l lpm 44
106th Year. No. 63.
President Sets
Career Plan
For Executives
Five-Man Board
To Advise CSC on
Top Personnel
President Eisenhower Issued
an executive order today estab
lishing a program to improve
“selection, development and
use” of top-ranking civilian ca
reer employes of the Govern
He appointed a five-man bi
partisan Career Executive
Board to advise the Civil Serv
ice Commission in developing
and applying policies under
which the new program will
A White House announce
ment said the new program is
designed to:
1. Assure that career execu
tives are people of the highest
3. Make the most effective
use of career executives.
3. Assure the retention in
Government of able executives
and to secure for them a re
warding career.
4. Provide prestige through
greater recognition of the im
portance of Government ca
reer executives.
Applies to Super Grade*
The program applies to qual
ified personnel in civil service
grades 16. 17 and 18 outside of
schedule C political appointees.
In those grades, starting sal
aries range from $12,900 to
To become a "career execu
tive.” a Government employe
in such a job must be rec
ommended by the head of his
agency, approved by the Ca
reer Executive Board, and des
ignated by the President.
Under the President’s order,
the board will perform the fol
lowing functions:
1. Receive nominations from
Federal agencies for employes
to be designated career execu
tives, and pass on them for
recommendation to the Presi
dent for such designation.
2. Maintain experience rec
ords of designated career ex
ecutives and develop a special
roster of eligibles for use by
agencies in filling suitable va
3. Develop methods for reg
ular appraisal of executives.
Training Aid Provided
4. Assist the Civil Service
Commission and agencies in
developing effective training
programs for career executives.
5. Recommended any changes
required in job classification
practices so as to permit greater
fieri billty in assignment of
career executives.
6. Recommend to the Civil
Service Commission and the
President appropriate steps to
strengthen the program.
Mr. Eisenhower named Dr.
Arthur Flemming as chairman
of the Career Executive Board.
Other members are: Secretary
of Labor Mitchell, Civil Service
Commissioner Frederick J.
Lawton. Charles B. Stauffacher,
vice president of the Conti
nental Can Co., and James H.
Taylor, manager of personnel
administration of Procter St
Gamble Co.
Tipsy Driving Test
Measure Signed
President Eisenhower today
signed into law a measure pre
scribing chemical tests for per
sons accused of driving while
It allows such tests ol the
blood, breath or urine and sets
standards for establishing the
degree of intoxication.
The bill, sponsored by Sen
ator Morse, Democrat of Ore
gon, had been sent to confer
ence to iron out differences
between the House and Senate.
The House had made provi
sion for the breath tests as well
as extending the application of
the measure beyond the offense
of drunk driving so as to in
clude negligent homicide and
manslaughter. Both of the
House provisions were • con
tained in the final bill.
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NEW MEMBER—President Eisenhower laughs as Agriculture Secretary
Benson pins a 4-H Club clasp on his tie. Mr. Benson, who has been
under fire from Republican Congressmen in the Middle West despite the
President s backing, accompanied a group of 4-H Club members to the
White House.—AP Photo.
Senators Push
Burkhart Quiz
Family Life Question
Stirs Heated Clash
Star Staff Writer
A fight over the pertinence
of testimony about a witness’
family life developed today in
the tense but slow-moving Sen
ate Rackets Committee inquiry
into the United Auto Workers
strike against the Kohler Co.
A heated exchange, between
Chairman McClellan, Democrat
of Arkansas, and Senator Cur
tis, Republican of Nebraska,
arose during the latter’s ques
tioning of UAW Organizer
Robert Burkhart.
Mr. Burkhart, an interna
tional union representative who
took an active part in the early
stages of the Kohler strike, was
on the stand for the second
day. He already had under
gone a searching inquiry into
his former political views when
Senator Curtis announced his
intention to attack the witness’
Curtis Quotes Report
Reading from notes, Senator
Curtis quoted a September 24,
1953, copy of the “Kohlerian.”
a newspaper published by UAW
Local 833. The paper reported
the arrival in Sheboygan, Wis.,
of “Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burk
hart” and the fact that they
had taken an apartment.
The Senator then read from
a November 12, 1953, issue
which reported the presence of
“Grace Burkhart” at & meet
ing of Local 833's women’s aux
| iliary.
Turning to the witness, the |
( Nebraska Republican said,:
"Now, as a matter of fact, she
■ wasn’t Mrs. Burkhart, was she?
I Answer yes or no.”
Mr. Burkhart addressed Sen
ator McClellan. He said:
“I’d like to appeal to the
chair. Mr. Chairman, this refers
to the woman who is now my
! wife. I am willing to testify
about the Kohler strike and
about all other pertinent things.
I have tried to be a good wit
“But now the honor of my
wife is involved and I appeal
to you as gentlemen. . . ”
Union Attorney Joseph L.
See LABOR, Page A-6
——-—- ■
Garment Workers
Ordered to Strike
NEW YORK, Mar. 4 (*).—
The International Ladies Gar
ment Workers Union has or
dered 105.000 workers in seven
Eastern States to strike the
dress industry tomorrow morn
This would be the first major
walkout in the sl-billion-a
-vear industry in 25 years.
The strike order, issued last
night from the ILGWU's dress
joint board, followed fruitless
efforts by City Labor Commis
sioner Harold A. Felix to medi
ate a contract dispute.
Contract negotiations came
to a halt Saturday with the
union demanding a 15 per cent
wage increase, a 35-hour week
for piece workers and other
improvements. Representatives
of five employer groups offered
a 5 per cent package increase
The present \Vages in New
York average $2.10 an hour. In
Connecticut, Delaware, New
Jersey. Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island. Massachusetts and up
state New York, the average is
Affected by the strike would
be 57.M0 workers in this city
and 48.000 elsewhere. About
80 cent are women.
®jc fftoeitina
Sideslip, Not Tailspin
Associated Press Staff Writer
Take a pencil and a map of
America. Draw a line down the
West coast, another under the
Great Lakes, and a third down
the Atlantic Coast from Maine
to the Carolines.
You have marked off the
main trouble spots in Amercas
ailing economy. They cover the
country’s greatest manufactur
ing centers, the areas with the
heaviest population and thus
the most politically important.
The rest of the country is
beginning to feel the pinch, but
it’s not too bad.
Even in the troubled areas,
business •is still thriving in
many respects, gliding alone on
the momentum of America’s
fabulously rich and diverse
Sidewise Movement
“Progress is sidewise, not
going up or down.” said Presi
dent Lee Miller of the Citizens
Fidelity Bank & Trust Co.,
Louisville, Ky.
It’s important to remember
our patient—business—is still
lusty and active with the great
est potentialities in history.
The District Commission
ers, faced with a number
of unreliable reports that
spring is in the air, today
took action to further the
spread of the delightful
They solemnly declared
that daylight saving—hard
on cows but a boon to golf
ers—should start promptly
at 2 a.m. April 27, a Sun
At that time clocks ‘
should “be advanced” one
hour, according to the
Their order added that
the return to normalcy
should take place at 2 a.m..
October 26, when time
“shall be returned to the
standard time now appli
cable to the District.” This
means the clocks should be
turned back one hour—
though the Comm—sioners
did not elaborate.
Flyer's Widow Ends Life;
Decorated Grave Daily
A woman who visited the
j grave of her Jet pilot husband
daily was found dead today in
I a car in front of the Fairfax
County tourist home where she
was staying.
The Dody of Mrs. Frances
Ann Sykes was discovered about
6:45 a.m. by a motorist pass
ing the tourist home at 5806
Arlington boulevard. Police
said a hose had been placed 1
over the exhaust pipe and
through the rear window. A
blanket was stuffed around the
hose in the window. The mo
tor was still running.
Fairfax County police ruled
the death a suicide.
Mrs. Zilpha Swisher, who
helps operate the tourist home,
said Mrs Sykes had been stay
ing there since August. She
said the 34-ycar-old woman put
flowers on her husband’s grave
dally at Arlington Cemetery,
i Mrs. Sykes was the widow of i
Business has slipped some notches
from its prosperity peak. But Amer
icans geoerolly, a comprehensive
Associated Press survey indicates,
feel that the economic chill will
somehow be cured after trial and
trouble in 1958. This is the second
of five articles on the Nation's
economic picture. I
Ailing, sure, but not down on
his back.
Measured in income, profits,
employment and production
he has slipped back only a few
notches from record achieve
ments even for the world’s
leading Nation. But he has
been accustomed to constant
“We were living m a fool’s
paradise thinking business
would keep going on up,” says
Holmes Whittemore, general
manager of Jones & Lamson
Machine Co., at Springfield, Vt.
But will our economic patient
get well on the dose of aspirin
and rest prescribed by Presi
dent Eisenhower? Or is he
getting worse and needing a
stronger remedy?
This is the key problem in
Washington and many State
capitals, lacing mounting de
mands for stronger emergency
pump-priming measures.
People Called Realistic
A comprehensive survey by
the Associated Press reaching
down into the grass roots of
America shows that people are
facing the situation with a
hard-headed attitude. They are
neither discouraged, nor par
ticularly optimistic.
They see 1958 as a year of
trial and trouble, but are re
markably unanimous in con
fidence that our current eco
nomic stumble will somehow
straighten out and lead to new
high plateaus in 1959 and 1960.
Data collected from coast to
coast suggests a buyer's market.
Down at Chattanooga, Tenn.,
it’s tough selling power lawn
mowers in January snows, yet
L. B. Jackson’s hardware store
got “terrific' response” from a
cut-rate sale. He sold 100
“And I don’t recall ever sell
ing one before in January in
the dozen years I’ve been at
the store,” said Mr. Jackson.
Many businessmen feel it’s
time for more vigorous mer
chandising. fancier packaging,
aggressive selling. One of those
Continued on Page A-3, Col. 1
MaJ. Edmond Perry Sykes, who
was killed in a crash at Osan
Air Base in Korea last June 18.
according to an Air Force
spokesman at the Pentagon. He
was a member of Headquarters
Squadron. 58th Fighter-Bomber
Mrs. Sykes apparently came
to this area from Akron, Ohio,
to oe near her husband's grave.
1 Mrs. Swisher said she went out
last night about 12:30 and did
not return to her quarters.
Mrs Sykes received phone
calls almost daily from her
parents in Akron asking her to
come home, but she refused.
Mrs. Swisher said. Mrs. Sykes
had no children.
Robert Conklc, owner of the
tourist home, said he last saw
Mrs. Sykes last night walking
her dog in the yard.
“She was a very beautiful,
well-dressed, intelligent worn
> an,” he said.
Pre-Summit Proposal
Rejected by Dulles
Capitol Leaders
Indorse Pact
On Disability
Some Differences
Os Opinion Appear
On Authority to Act
Congressional leaders voiced
approval today of White House
arrangements by which Vice
President Nixon would take
over as acting President if
President Eisenhower becomes
But differences of opinion
cropped out over whether the
Eisenhower - Nixon agreement
announced yesterday would
give Mr. Nixon sufficient con
stitutional authority to act and
whether Mr. Elsenhower legally
could reclaim his office.
There also were demands
that Congress act quickly
toward clearing up the ques
tion about who makes the de
cision that a President is dis
abled. The Constitution does
not speciflcy how that shall be
The administration has pro
posed a constitutional amend
ment to clear up that and other
details of the disability matter.
Democratic House leaders have
contended an act of Congress
would be sufficient.
G. O. P. Reported Pleased
Senate Republican Leader
Knowland said Republican con
gressional leaders expressed
their approval of the Eisen
hower-Nixon agreement in a
conference at the White House !
Both Senator Knowland and
House G. O. P. Leader Martin
said they thought the White
House statement should im
prove the chances of congres
sional action this year on a con
stitutional amendment.
Mr. Martin contended that.
[With the problem taken care
of for the next two years, Con
gress should be in a better
mood to plan for the future.
The Eisenhower-Nixon agree
ment. is in line with the pro
visions of the proposed con
stitutional amendment except
that it does not require
cabinet approval for the Vice
President to take over executive
powers on his own initiative.
In making terms of the
agreement public. White House
Press Secretary James C.
Hagerty emphasized that Mr.
Eisenhower still thinks the
Constitution should be amended
to specify exactly what should
be done in case of presidential
He explained that Mr. Ei
senhower and Mr. Nixon had
reached an agreement between
themselves on procedure to be
followed in the absence of a
constitutional amendment.
The agreement provides two
Continued on Page A-7. Col. 1
Tax Cut Seen
If Upturn in
April Fails
a Senate Republican Leader
Kr.owland predicted today that
the Eisenhower administration
will consider proposing a tax
cut in mid-April if expected
signs of an ecenomic upturn do
not develop by then.
The Senator said that un
doubtedly the economic situa
tion will be reviewed at that
time and alternative ways of
stimulating business considered.
"A tax cut is one of those
alternative proposal s,” he
As to others, he mentioned
the speeding up of the highway
building program, enlarging
some public works programs,
and moves to stimulate home
Senator Knowland talked
with newsmen at the White
House after he and other Re
publican congressional leaders
conferred with President Ei
He said the possibility of a
tax cut was not discussed di
rectly. There was some discus
sion, he told questioners, about
stepping up the rate of highway
construction. He said the Re-
I publican leaders will get a re
port on this problem later.
Mid-April will be a key
period in administration plan
ning to combat the current
economic situation. The Presi
dent has predicted that March
should offer more Job oppor
tunities that should start the
"beginning of the end of the
recession.” If statistics avail
able in mid-April should show
unemployment rising in March,
the administration would be
under great pressure to take
some action such as a tax cut
to help swing the economy
1 upward.
House Probers Differ
On Quizzing Senators
Group Scanning TV Case to Hold
Private Session on Extent of Inquiry
Star Stiff Wrltera
House subcommittee members seeking evidence of pres,
sures on the Federal Communications Commission differed
today on whether Senators mentioned by witnesses should
be formally invited to testify.
The Legislative Oversight Subcommittee went into closed
session this afternoon to decide whether to request the indi-
vidual Senators to appear or
let them take the initiative on
testifying personally, sending
letters or saying nothing.
Baker Questioned Again
In open session this morn
ing, the probers resumed ques
tioning of George T. Baker,
president of National Airlines.
Mr. Baker, also president of
Public Service Television, Inc.,
which last year won Miami
Television Channel 10 from the
FCC, yesterday accused Demo
cratic Senators Kefauver of
Tchnessee and Holland and
Smathers of Florida of having
been particularly active in be
half of another applicant for
that channel, Col. A. Frank
Mr. Baker also listed several
other Democratic and Republi
can Senators, especially some
members of the Senate Com
merce Committee, as having op
posed a television award to the
National Airlines subsidiary.
Press Quiz of Whiteside
Although Richard A. Mack
resigned late yesterday as a
commission member, the House
subcommittee today gave no
sign of easing its investigation
of his financial dealings with a
Miami lawyer, Thurman A.
Mr. Mack, who voted with
three Republican members of
the commission to give the
Channel' 10 award to Public
Service, has insisted that he
judged the case strictly on its
merits and yielded to no pres
sure and took no payments in
the matter.
The question of having Sen
ate members testify before the
House subcommittee came up
when Chairman Harris, Dem
ocrat of Arkansas, put in the
record several letters he re
ceived from Senator Monroney,
Democrat of Oklahoma. Those
letters were an exchange of
correspondence between Sen
ator Monroney, as chairman of
the Senate Commerce Commit
tee’s Subcommittee on Avia
tion, and the then FCC Chair-
Cuba Reported Fighting
New Rebel Landing
HAVANA, Cuba, Mar. 4 (A>).
—lnformed sources said today
Cuban Army planes and troops
were rushed to the village of
Guajimico near Cienfuegos on
the south coast of Cuba after
reports of rebel reinforcements
landing there.
Earlier President Fulgencio
Batista promised his new cab
inet. which was expected to be
appointed today, would pro
vide "complete guarantees” for
all opposition candidates in
Cuba’s June 1 presidential
The President said he shares
the wish voiced by Cuba’s
Roman Catholic hierarchy that
order be restored in Cuba,
which has been rocked by rebel
raids and sabotage and gov
ernment reprisals.
Teen-age cadets at the pri
vately operated Havana Mili
tary Academy, meanwhile,
hoisted the red and black flag
Plans Set to Pick New
Arlington 'Unknowns'
By the AsuocUled Pres*
The Army today released de
tailed plans for selecting two
unidentified Americans killed
in World War II and the
Korean war for burial beside
the Unknown Soldier in Arling
ton Cemetery.
An enlisted man who has
won the Medal of Honor will
make the final selection in each
The World War II service
man will be chosen from among
Americans who died in the Fu
ropean. North African, Far
East and Pacific theaters.
Two candidates will be chosen
in preliminary ceiemonies. The
European-North African serv
iceman will be picked from 13
unidentified Americans who
perished in these theaters. The
choice will be made in a May 12
ceremony at the American Me
morial Cemetery at Eplnal,
The Pacific-Far East candi-
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1 man George C. McConnaughey
I in 1956 and 1957.
Sees “Policy Problem”
These letters indicated that
the Senate subcommittee was
concerned about the "policy
. problem” of a television license
being granted to an airline.
That was during the period
ithat the FCC was considering
four applications for the Miami
Channel 10 award. Senator
, Monroney wrote that a policy
problem existed in the possi
; bility that the TV license might
be awarded by one regulatory
agency, the FCC, to an airline
applicant regulated by another
agency, the Civil Aeronautics
Senator Monroney, in send
ing the correspondence to
Chairman Harris, made no fur
ther comments on statements
yesterday by Mr. Baker that
several members of the Senate
Aviation Subcommittee, inclu
ding Senator Monroney, appar
: ently tried to persuade the FCC
not to grant the TV license to
the National Airlines subsidiary.
i I Schoeppel Denies Role
ij Mr. Harris announced that
, he received a telephone call
from Senator Schoeppel, Re
i publican of Kansas, an Aviation
i Subcommittee member, explain -
• ing that he had not participated
; in the policy discussions that
; led to the correspondence be
; tween Senator Monroney and
’ Mr. McConnaughey. Senator
| Schoeppel said he called this
to the attention of the House
subcommittee, because he had
! been mentioned yesterday by
' 1 Mr. Baker.
Representative Wolverton, Re
. publican of New Jersey, then
. raised the question of whether
letters such as those received
| from Senator Monroney today
| and from Senator Kefauver
! last week concerning the Chan
; nel 10 case were intended to
! “take the place of the appear-;
. ance of Senators before this
See AGENCIES, Page A-6
. of rebel Fidel Castro in an out
. break today. The cadets burned
. domitory mattresses and furni
| ture and smashed dining room
■ equipment. They shouted rebel
i slogans. Police ended the riot
• ing with several arrests.
i A police guard was strength
ened at three arts and commer
i cial schools in Havana where
students have been striking to
■ protest arrests.
In Santiago de Cuba, stu
• dents of almost all private
i schools went on strike to pro
-1 test police tactics. Properties
in the heart of the city were
: damaged by a large explosion,
i Rebels ripped up railroad
; tracks and exploded a bomb
, aboard a passenger train bound
1 from Pinar Del Rio to Havana.
There were no casualties.
Two policemen and a soldier
were wounded in a rebel at
tack on rural guard posts at
, Cabaiguan in Las Villas Prov
: ince.
date will be selected from six
'unknowns now buried in Ha
, waii and the Philippines.
The bodies will be sent to the
guided missile cruiser Can
’ berra in the Atlantic, where a
■ final selection will be made
May 26 in ceremonies to be
conducted by the commander
> in-chief of the Atlantic Fleet.
1 The candidates not selected
i will be buried with full military
honors at sea.
Thp unknown serviceman of
; the Korean war will be chosen
on May 16 from military men
now buried at Honolulu. Cere
monies there will be conducted
i by the Army commander-in
; chief of Hawaii.
The two unknowns will lie
I in state in Washington for two
i days prior to interment on
; Memorial Day in Arlington
! Cemetery.
The original Tomb of the
, Unknown Soldier has been en
larged to receive the additional
■ bodies.
New York Markets, Page A-15
Over Latest
Soviet Notes
SUr Staff Wrlttr
Soviet conditions for holding
a pre-summit Foreign Minis
ters’ meeting are not accept
able to the United States. Sec
retary of State Dulles told re
porters today in a news con
ference heavily weighted with
his pessimism.
The severe restrictions th*
Soviet Union has demanded
would preclude a meeting that
would give hope of alleviating
tensions and resolving signifi
cant issues, the secretary de
Mr. Dulles went so far as to
say he knows of no substantive
matter that could be taken up
either*in pre-summit negotia
tions or at the top level where
there is a likelihood of agree
ment with the Soviet Union.*
But he did not exclude the pos
sibility of finding some.
The Soviet Union last week
end proposed an April meeting
of as many as 29 foreign min
isters to approve an agenda
and name the participants of
a summit meeting. But before
convening the foreign ministers*
conference, the Kremlin wants
the West to agree to a Jun*
date for summit talks in Gen
Distaste Indicated
Secretary Dulles today indi
cated a clear distaste for includ
ing Soviet satellites in any high
level meeting but seemed re
signed to this if necessary.
Soviet Foreign Minister An
drei Gromyko has proposed, in
a note to the French govern
ment, that Poland, Czechoslo
vakia and Rumania join him
; on the Soviet side of the table,
while the British, French and
Italian foreign ministers sit
with Mr. Dulles on the other
side. Mr. Dulles commented
only on the Soviet note to
Paris because the side memoire
to the United States is not
I being made public at Moscow *
! request.
Besides the East and West
participants. Mr. Gromyko also
favors participation of “un
committed powers.” meaning
nations like India, Yugoslavia.
Egypt, Sweden, Afghanistan
and Austria.
If it is found to be in the
interests of peace to accept the
affliction of listening to the
Soviet satellites parrot the
Moscow line. Mr. Dulles ob
served gloomily, “I suppose we
will have to have it.”
Changes Considered
On disarmament, Mr. Dulles
said there are certain prospects
for change in the United States
See SUMMIT. Page A-8
Virginia Man Dies
In Route 1 Crash
William E. Troxell, 31, of
Dumfries. Va.. was fatally in
jured last night when his car
sideswiped a tractor-trailer on
U. S. Route 1, two miles south
of Woodbridge. Va.
The Prince William County
man was pronounced dead on
arrival at the Quantico Naval
Hospital from the collision
which occurred about 11 p.m.
State Trooper J. E. Hall re
ported that Mr. Troxell was
headed south on Route 1. ap
parently at a high rate of
speed, when the car went into
the third lane and sideswiped
a northbound truck.
The tractor-trailer, operated
by James C. Helton of Stanley,
N. C., then veered off to ths
right and struck a utility pole.
The impact knocked out lights
in the area, police said.
The dead man was an em
ploye of the Virginia Electric
Power Co.'s Possum Point plant
at Dumfries, police said.
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it's all the year 'round See the
Leisure Sportsman Page, A-19.
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