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THC WCATHCR: ..”,"”7,
Clear and quite cold tonight: low near 13.
Mostly sunny tomorrow with a high ol 30.
Temperatures Today
Midnight. 34 8 ajn. .. 18 u a m. .. 31
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4 am. l9lO am. .. 20 l pm. .. 27
107th Year. No. 33.
Trade Board
Urges City-Run
Planning Setup:
F
New Department [
Would Take Some »
NCPC Functions t
By GEORGE BEVtIRIDGE 1
Star Staff Writer f ®
The Washington Board of *
Trade today urged Congress to £
set up a "planning depart- ,
ment” within the District Oov- *
ernment to deal with municipal z
development problems.
Hie board noted that Fed
eral legislation would be neces- *
sary to transfer "city planning *
functions” to the District from f
the National Capital Planning 1
Commission, the agency now
authorized by Congress to j 1
handle all Washington plan- f
ning. £
At the same time, however,
the board voiced “strong sup
port” for the increased appro
priation being sought this year
by the National Capital Plan
ning Commission (NCPC). Said
Charles E. Phillips, chairman
of the board’s Community Plan
ning Committee.
Recommendations Promised
“The Board of Trade be
lieves it is highly essential to
expand and intensify planning
for this rapidly growing Metro
politan Area. It will probably
take at least a year to put the
D. C. planning department into
operation and make other
changes in planning organiza- ,
tion and procedures.
“For thf time being, there-1
fore, agencies under existing
statutes must be given funds
needed to perform highly es
sential work.” '
In approving a report by Mr.
Phillips’ committee, the trade 1
group’s board of directors made
no detailed proposals on what 1
should happen to the NCPC or ■
other planning agencies. It said
that ‘‘specific recommendations
concerning these matters will i
be submitted later,” presumably 1
when Congress takes up pro
posals for a wholesale reorgani
zation of Washington irea
planning later this year.
McLaughlin Opens Attack
In a report released yester- i
day, the Joint Committee on |
Washington Metropolitan Prob- ]
lems, headed by Senator Bible, ;
Democrat of Nevada, proposed:
abolition of the NCPC, forma- .
tion of a District planning de
partment and establishment of
a strong, Federally-controlled!
Regional Planning Council to'
take over planning responsi
bilities for the entire metro
region.
District Commissioner Rob
ert E. McLaughlin launched an
immediate attack on both the
See PLANNING, Page A-8
Woman Is Found
Dead, Believed
Hit-Run Victim
The body of a woman iden
tified as Mrs. Ada Blake.!
57. of Route 2. Fairfax, was
found beside Lee highway to
day, apparently the victim of
a hit-run driver.
Identification was made by,
her estranged husband, Charles
Blake, a Falls Church auto me
chanic.
An autopsy at Arlington hos
pital indicated Mrs. Blake died
of internal injuries.
The body was found by a
highway crew about 12 feet
off the pavement on Lee high
way. a quarter-mile north of
Fairfax circle.
Fairfax County Police Sergt.
John A. Wahl said he was told
Mrs. Blake was seen in a cir
cle restaurant last night. She
lived near the death scene with
her son.
Sergt. Wahl said Mrs. Blake
left her home at 6 a.m. to walk
2 miles to Vienna, where she
was employed as a domestic.
Slivers of glass and a strip
of chrome trim from an old
model auto were found on the
road near the accident scene.
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Bonn Seeks
Four-Power
Talks in May
BONN. Germany, Feb. 2
(AP),—The Adenauer govern
ment called today for a four
power foreign ministers con
ference to discuss the German
problem in the second half of
May.
A government spokesman
told a news conference that
Bonn proposese the foreign
ministers of the United States.
Britain, France and West Ger- i
many hold a special conference
of their own during the 10th 1
North Atlantic Treaty Organi- ’
zation in Washington April 2-4. !
He said the West’s reply to s
the Soviet peace treaty pro-i
posal of January 10 should r
be completed at this time and 1
submitted to the full Atlantic i
treaty body for ratification.
The foreign ministers meet- I
ing with the Soviet Union!
should follow late in May, he
added. <
i
1
Blow Is Seen
I
To Home Rule
Foes Get Majority
On Subcommittee
By GRACE BASSETT
Bt»r Staff Writer
Controversial District home
rule legislation today appeared
routed toward a House District
subcommittee with a majority
opposed to self-government.
Named to the subcommittee
j were five traditional foes of
municipal control of the
capital, four supporters of the
| home rule principle and one
undecided.
They are Democratic Repre
sentatives Abernethy of, Missis
sippi, chairman: Williams of
■ Mississippi, Dowdy of Texas,
j Morrison of Louisiana, and Re
publican Representative Smith
of Kansas, all known to favor
continued Federal rule in
Washington.
Supporters Listed
Home rule supporters are
Democratic Representative Fol- ■
ey of Maryland and Republican
Representatives Springer of 1111-
noise, Derounian of New York
and OTConski of Wisconsin.
Representative Loser, Demo
icrat of Tennessee, the 10th;
'member, has said he is not
j familiar enough with home
jrule proposals to take a posi
-1 tion.
Neither of the sponsors of
■ self-government bills Repre
sentative Auchincloss, Republi
can of New Jersey, and Repre
i sentative Wier, Democrat of
i Minnesota—won a subcommit-
I tee spot.
The subcommittee was iden
tified only as No. 2. So there
j was no guarantee, at the House
District Committee organization
meeting today, that it would
receive home rule measures.
Post Action Cited
For the information of mem
bers, however, each of the four
‘ numbered subcommittees was
• assigned general areas of ac
-5 tion. The No. 2 subcommittee
■ was to deal with "judiciary, ln
-1 surance, public utilities and
■various other proposed District
! legislation.”
s In past sessions, home rule
' j bills have been assigned to tne
Judiciary Subcommittee,
j! Committeemen switched from
3 naming to numbering subcom
a mittees this session and voted
J Democrat of South Carolina,
f See COMMITTEE, Page A-16
Congressional Girth !
Concerns Capitol Doctor'
By the Associated Press ]
Can you picture a Congress- j I
man—or most anybody, lor that I
matter gulping down two <
tumblers of water and talcing a
brisk, one-hour walk before
breakfast every morning?
That’s what he must do, ir
respective of weather, if he
follows the daily routine pre
scribed by Dr. George W. Cal
ver. resident physician to Con
gress.
Dr. Calver has a passion for
keeping Congressmen physi
cally fit. His prospective pa
tients include 436 Representa
tives and 98 Senators whose
ages range from the low 30s
to the low 90s and whose girth
varies from slim to global.
He doesn't like to see his
patients get too soft or too
fat, a desire frequently
frustrated
In his battle against the bulge
and poor health. Dr. Calver has
prepared what he calls the
balanced metabolism routine.
He insists that it isn’t a
diet.
•'You can’t put a member of
Congress on a diet," he said
"They just can't follow one.
They attend numerous dinners
and other social functions and
they must eat what their hosts
serve. You just can’t stick to
a diet when you are served
steak and potatoes five nights
a week.”
As the doctor explained it.
his objective is to "get a bal
ance in the metabolism of the
♦s
★★s WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1959—42 PAGES Horn. Deliv.rod: 5& y , 5 CENTS
Democrats Tell
Dulles to Offer
Fresh Ideas
Secretary to See
Fulbright Before
Flying to Europe
By the Associated Press *
Secretary of State Dulles,
heading for talks with Euro
pean allies this week, has been
told he’d better come up with
some fresh ideas if he wants;
support from Senate Demo
crats.
The call for a new approach J
in dealing with the Russians,
Bold Defense, Aid Policies Urged by
Porty. Page A-5
came from Senator Mansfield,
assistant Senate Majority
Leader and a member of the
Foreign Relations Committee.
Senator Mansfield said today
the forthcoming elevation of
Senttor Fulbright, Democrat
of Arkansas, to the chairman
ship of the Foreign Relations
group serves notice on State
Department officials “they had
better get on their toes.”
To See Fulbright Tonight
Mr. Dulles set up a meeting
with Senator Fulbright for this
evening to try for a closer re
lationship with the new chair
man. Senator Fulbright has
been a sharp critic of Eisen
hower administration foreign
policy.
Tentatively the talk was
scheduled for Mr. Dulles’ home.
1 *Mr. Dulles is tentatively
slated to fly to London late to
morrow, with his first round of
talks there Wednesday He will
talk with French leaders in
Paris and West German leaders
in Bonn before -etuming here
about February 11.
Mr. Dulles said his European
mission will deal with: <1) The
problem of Berlin and the
Western reaction to possible
Soviet moves: (2) the l-ossi
j bility of having talks about
1 Germany with the Soviet repre
, sentatives.
Will See Three Leaders
He indicated he will talk with
Prime Minister Harold Mac
millan of Britain,
Charles de Gaulle of France
and Chancellor Konrad Ade
nauer of West Germany to try
to get allied'agreement on these
points:
1. What the allies can offer
Russia, and world public
opinion, in the wav of new
ideas for reuniting Germany,
and thereby -esolving the
problem of divided Berlin.
, j 2. What line the Western
powers should take in making
. ■ specific proposals to Moscow
,! for East-West calks on Ger-
See DULLES, Page A-8
i
I
BULLETIN
Russia Demands Veto
5 GENEVA (AP).—The So
viet Union today demanded
! a veto over all operations of
the inspection and control
* machinery designed to police
t any ban on nuclear weapons
tests. Soviet Delegate Sem
-5 yon Tsarapkin spoke for
almost two hours, at a three
power conference, in support
1 of this Russian position.
- The United States and Brit
-1 ish delegations informed him
his sweeping demands nulll
• fled any idea of true inspec
-5i tion and control.
body tissues so that food eaten
; by the individual is completely j ’
burned and no products of j
metabolism . . . may be stored
within the body tissues to cause
later invalidism or death.”
Among the things Dr. Calver
advises his patients to avoid i
are these:
Cream, butter, eggs, bacon,
ham or other pork products,
goose, liver, sweetbreads, short
ened pastries, fish roe, and oily
fish such as shad or mackerel
What can they eat?
Whole or cracked wheat and
rye bread, nonfattening salad
dressing, oleomargarine, small
portions of marmalade or jelly,
lean beef steak, pot roast, rib'
roast, mutton, or a stew made
with lean meat, chicken, white
meat of turkey, fresh water
fish, fruit, and cooked leafy
green vegetables or saurkraut.
And he cautions his pa
i tients to avoid second helpings
and bedtime snacks.
It’s permissible. Dr. Calver
said, to substitute nine holes
of golf for the one-hour pre
breakfast walk.
“Give 5 per cent of your time
to keeping well and you won’t
have to give 100 per cent get
ting over being sick,” he ad
vises. "Eat wisely. Drink (wa
ter) plentifully. Bathe clean
ly. Exercise rationally. Accept
inevitables. Play enthusiasti
cally. Relax completely. Sleep
sufficiently. Check up occa-
I sionally.”
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Integration Starts Quietly
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ARRIVING AT STRATFORD—CasuaIIy, books
in hand, the first Negro students to enter a
formerly all-white school in Arlington approach
Urban Renewal
Program Voted
Senate Unit Settles
On $2.1 Billion
v By J. A. O’LEARY
Star Staff Writer
The Senate Banking Com
mittee today approved a com-j
promise Democratic urban re
newal program which would
cost 82.1 billion over a six-year
period.
This is more than the
administration recommended,
but less than a group of liberal!
Democrats advocated.
President Eisenhower’s pro
posal for $1,350,000,000 over six
years, with a gradual reduction
in the Federal share from two
thirds to one-half, was beaten,
8 to 7.
The committee rejected, 9 to
6, a liberal proposal which
would have authorized $l.B
billion in the next four years.
Further Action Due
The committee adjourned at
12:30 p.m. amid indications it
will complete action this after
noon on the comprehensive
housing bill, which also iwould
include: •
A SBO billion increase in the
ceiling on private mortgages
insured by the Federal Hous
ing Administration; a one
year extension of FHA insur
ance on home repairs: an addi
tional number of public hous
ing units, yet to be determined;
an increase in direct loans for
veterans’ housing, and special
programs for elderly persons
and for college housing.
The urban renewal provision
adopted this morning was
; sponsored by Senator Spark
iman of Alabama, in charge of
housing legislation for the
See HOUSING, Page A-16
OUR GROUNDHOG
DUCKS HIS JOB:
WHY? TOO COLD?
By and large, the ground
hog is a very undependable
little rogue. This morning,
with all the world waiting,
he did not appear at the
opening of his burrow in
Washington Zoo.
“We haven’t seen him
yet,” was the terse report
from watchful zookeepers.
“But if he had come out,
he would have seen his
shadow.”
As the old saying goes, if
the groundhog sees his
shadow on February 2,
Candlemas Day, there will
be six weeks more of win
ter.
The Washington Weather
Bureau lent some credence
to the old legend and
promptly forecast temper
atures 4 to 8 degrees below
the normal range of 28-44
for the next five days. The
Bureau predicted fair
weather today, with a high
about 28 and a low of
about 15 tonight.
J
Six Schools at Norfolk
Open Without Incident
17 Negro Students Are Admitted
To Classes With White Children
By CECIL HOLLAND
Star Staff Writer
NORFOLK, Va„ Feb. 2.—The integration of six Norfolk!
schools got under way without incident here today.
Seventeen Negro students were enrolled at three junior
and three senior high schools as the schools were reopened
for the first time this school year.
The students trooped to school In 25-degree weather;
with a biting northeast wind
discouraging any lingering.
Superintendent of Schools J.
;J. Brewbaker hailed the quiet
reopening and said:
“Everything went off fine —
not a bit of trouble, not a
hitch.”
Mr. Brewbaker said he had
not received a single report of
any incident involving the six
schools.
“Proud of Norfolk”
“I’m very proud of Norfolk
and the way Norfolk faced the
situation and met it when the
chips were down,” Mr. Brew
baker said.
Norfolk’s 370-man police
force was on full alert for the
! school’reopenings, as the city
and school authorities under
took to make the school open
ings what, Mr. Brewbaker de
scribed as “normal as possible.”
The Norfolk police were un
der the direction of Police
Senate Probe Charges
Civil Air Patrol Fraud
By thp Associated Press (
Senators charged today that '
a Civil Air Patrol investigator ]
: caught a fellow officer misap- i
propriating funds, then took ;
$34,350 of the money for him
'self. 1 1
The Senate Permanent Sub
committee on Investigations i
detailed the story in a report ]
to the Senate. It named the i
men involved as Lt. Col. Hugh ,
M. Pierce. jr„ and Lt. Col. Al- :
fred W. Sutter of CAP'S New
York wing. Both are civilians
whose work in the patrol car
ried the military title.
The subcommittee, headed ;
by Senator McClellan, Demo
crat of Arkansas, said New
York County District Attorney
Frank Hogan is investigating
! further.
The report said the patrol
has been reimbursed for the
entire sum involved, and that
Pierce and Sutter have been
dismissed.
The money involved was de
scribed in the report as real
ized from the sale of yachts
given to the patrol by wealthy
donors. It added that the In
ternal Revenue Service is
checking on charges that some
of the donors claimed exces
sive income tax deductions for
(the gifts. None of the donors’
names were mentioned.
The subcommittee said Pierce
in 1956 developed the idea of
inducing the owners to give
(
—Copyright. 1050. by The Washington Star.
the rear door of Stratford Junior High School
today to begin classes. All are 12 years old.—
Star Staff Pnoto by Walter Oates,
i
Chief Harold Anderson who
kept up a constant patrol In
a squad car to keep in touch
with the situation at all the
vhnnl**
i[ “Not a bit of trouble.” Chief
Anderson said after the school,
doors closed on the students
at 9 a.m.
( Chief Anderson and Police |
j Inspector C. M. Merritt were!
in charge of the police that
I patrolled the area of Norview
High School where seven of
tne Negro students were en
rolled and the nearby Norview
Junior High School where five
Negroes attended.
Enrolled Elsewhere
Mr. Brewbaker said it would;
, be later in the day when he had
, an estimate of how many chil
. dren returned to the reopened
> | schools.
Charles W. Perdue, principal
See NORFOLK, Page A-8
CAP the yachts, then sold the
| vessels and used most of the
proceeds for himself. “A small
amount of the proceeds was
; actually given to and used by !
1 the New York wing,” the report 11
said.
Sutter finally was assigned .1
to investigate after some Miami u
patrol officers became suspi- 1
cious, the report said, but h»
mistakenly believed the sum 1
missing was $34,350.
Sutter demanded and got i
that amount from Pierce in '
June, 1957, the report contln- I
ued. and “placed it In his per- :
sonal bank account and dissl
pated it in the ensuing 90 days” i
by paving off some debts.
Sutter later discovered Pierce
still was short $23,175, collected :
j it from him and handed it over 1 1
to the New York wing as the
total amount recovered, the
subcommittee said.
The subcommittee expressed
concern because the name and
facilities of the Air Force were
used by an organization over
which the Air Force could ex
ercise no real authority. It re
ported the Air Force, with the
patrol's consent, will try to
solve this by taking over audit
ing control of the CAP.
The patrol is a private cor
poration, operating under a
charter granted by Congress.
It works in dose collaboration
with the Air Force for flight
training and other purposes.
I
Metropolitan
Edition
Now York Markoti, Pago A-21
Almond Lauds
School Quiet
Plans to Remain
In Richmond
By ALEX R. PRESTON
Star Staff Writer
RICHMOND, Feb. 2—Gov.
Almond said, “I am most grati
fied.” when informed today that!
schools had opened on an inte
grated basis without incident
in Arlington and Norfolk.
The Governor, interviewed as
he walked from the executive
mansion to his office in the
Capitol, hinted that he may be
prepared to move about the
State on short notice, if the
occasion demands.
He reflected an air of casual-1
ness, however, when, accom
panied by the usual State
trooper bodyguard, he went to
work shortly after 9 a.m.
Asked if he planned to remain
in Richmond today or go to Ar
lington or Norfolk, Gov. Almond
answered:
“My present intention is to
remain here. Sometimes you
have to make decisions quickly
—some people say this one was
too quick.”
This reference was taken to
mean his fast decision to call
the General Assembly into spe
cial session last Wednesday.
Southside Virginia lawmak
ers have been critical of Gov.
Almond for issuing the call for
the special session January 25
without prior notice. After
enacting the Governor’s pro
gram to minimize the effects of
desegregation, the Legislature
recessed over the week end but
was due to convene again this
afternoon.
Lewis Improves;
Has Pneumonia
John L. Lewis, 78-year-old
president of the United Mine
j Workers, is much improved and
has responded to treatment at
| Georgetown University Hospital,
his physician said today.
Dr. John Minor, who has
been treating the labor leader
said his temperature had
dropped considerably and
"seems to have responded to
treatment—we believe it is not
an embolism but pneumonia.”
Pneumonia is much more sus
ceptible to treatment with drugs
than is an embolism, which
was defined as any foreign or
abnormal particle circulating in
the bloodstream.
Mr. Lewis entered the hospi
tal on Friday, after not feeling
well for several days, and be
came seriously ill early yester
day. An embolism was feared
during initial diagnosis.
Dr. Minor also said Mr. Lewis
spent a good night.
Tito to Visit Athens
ATHENS, Feb 2 (AP).
Yugoslav President Tito * will
visit Athens on his way home
from his current Far West tour.
A Greek government official
announced the visit but did not I
jgive j date.
4 Negroes
Attending
Stratford
Virginia school integration
opened on a peaceful note to
day with the admittance of
four Negro children to Arling
ton’s Stratford Junior High
School.
On a backdrop of elaborate
precautions against untoward
Poll Shows Virginioni Approve Almond
Program. Pago 1-3
incidents, the three boys and
one girl, all 12 years old, walked
calmly into the school at 4100
Vacation lane in a historic
break with tradition.
In the school area there were
scores of white-helmeted police,
armed with riot equipment and
carefully screening out all but
authorized students and
personnel.
In sharp contrast to the
security measures, the new
students appeared composed
and self-assured as they walked
along Old Dominion drive and
entered the central rear en
trance.
Students Are Listed
The four are Ronald Des
kins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Car
roll A. Deskins, 1835 North
Dinwiddle street; Lance D.
Newman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel H. Newman, 5054 Lee
highway; Gloria Thompson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Thompson, 1831 North
Columbus street, and Michael
G. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George Jones, 1909 North Din
widdie street.
School attendance was re
ported higher than usual.
No one attempted to interfere
with the four as they walked
to the school entrance.
They had gathered this morn
ing at the Deskins home and
were driven to school by Mr.
Deskins.
At exactly 8:15 a.m. the four •
arrived on Old Dominion drive
at the rear of the Stratford
school in Mr. Deskins’ 1953
Buick sedan.
The children got out and
walked down a macadam path
toward the school.
Greet Policemen
i They nodded and said "Good
morning” to several policemen
stationed along the patn. The
three boys walked abreast and
the girl slightly behind them.
They neither hurried nor dal
lied and didn't seem the least
jbit nervous.
! At the entrance in the rear
center of the long, low school
building, they had their pic
tures taken by a police pho-
I tographer.
! Before the four students left
her home for school, Mrs. Des
kins told reporters the family
had encountered no unpleas
antness from publicity. On the
contrary, they have received
about 20 friendly calls from
strangers since Saturday, she
said.
Even expected picketing did
not materialize at the school
from the pro-segregationist
Defenders of State Sovereignty
and Individual Liberties.
Picketing Plans Canceled
County Manager A. T. Lund
berg said an official of the or
ganization called police this
morning and said it did not
plan to make any demonstra
tion. The organization previ
ously said it would picket the
; school.
Jack Rathbone, spokesman
1 for the Defenders, said the
group had canceled plans to
I picket the school because he
I was afraid that if there were
violence he would be blamed
for it.
I Mr. Rathbone said his group
See ARLINGTON, B-l
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is such that thorough planning
ahead is required, as The Star's
Violet Faulkner points out on Pag*
1-6.
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