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Alexandria officials, -faced; with a last-minute court re-" fusal yesterday to postpone school integration, were going, ahead with plans to admit nine Negro students into three for merly all-white schools Tues day. A school board appeal for a stay ' at least until next Sep tember” was turned down yes terday in Baltimore by . Chief Judge Simon E.. Sobclofl of the Fourth „ Circuit Court of Ap peals, who told the city that localities, and not Federal Courts, should handle desegre gation. Commonwealth's Attorney Earl- F. Wagner. School Board Counsel John Barton Fhillips and School Supt.-T.- C. Wil liams said they know of no plans 'to appeal to Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren, the board’s last possible re course for a postppnemert. . 1 1 Appeal Not Discussed Mr. Williams said such a , decision would have to be made by the board “and so far the members have not discussed it.” ! He said he has no plans to ] recommend a further appeal. | Federal Judge Albert V. , Bryan of Alexandria issued the integration order last Wednes- : day.. On Friday, he refused a stay, and the city carried its j plea to Judge Sobeloff. , Yesterday, as it did before , Judge Bryan, the board asked Judge Sobeloff for more time 1 to make “the integration tran- 1 sition." The appellate judge told Mr.- Phillips that "the time for com pliance with the Supreme Court i decision of 1954 is now—and before now." He reminded the board that the Negro children first applied £ for transfers to Ficklin and t Ramsay Elementary Schools, and Francis Hammond High School last August. “But ap- 1 purently nothing m the way of i compliance, or intended com- j pliartce. with the 1954 ruling has been done,” Judge Sobeloff “ said. “What vou're saying is that e the school board will not do j anything until a court orders it to do so," he told Mr. Phil- 1 lips. s ! 5 “Just Keep Appealing” i Attorneys for the children told Judge Sobeloff that the, board "still-has not moved even 1 in light of Judge Bryan's rul ings.” "They Just keep appealing," :• said Attorney Frank D Reeves, c counsel for the children. t It was at this point that ( Judge Sobeloff told Mr. Phil- < lip-: “This procedure of litigating j each case separately and get- , ting guidance from the. courts U is all wrong. The courts don't relish making, orders in these j school cases- it really isn't -J their job." "The school boards .should work out some plan to comply 1 with the sense' of the law." he continued, “and charge its ad- See ALEXANDRIA, Page A-6 Probable Candidate, Gov. Brown Says SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 7 ; 'AP i. —Gov. Edmund G. Brown ( said today it was “entirely probable” he would be a fa-', vorite son candidate for Ihe ' Democratic nomination for,‘ President next year. He made it clear, however,, 1 that his favorite son role as 1 head of the California rielega- 1 t„ion didn't mean he was seek ing the nomination. Star Want Ad. Sells TV Set First Day : j ? 9 °o V o J o o Recently Mr. J. J. R want „ eel to sell his television-,set. He tuned in on the right titles channel by placing an ad in o The Star Classified, o ResuJt°: He found a buyer % I the, first day his 8d ap peared. o O °© 0 0 If you have® something to sell, big or liftle.. get fast action By always u»irig Star »« Classified . . Washington's preferred classified, 0 me dium by mow than 2 to I gcrordirw teg Vin American *„ Research "Bureau survey. ** * e Coll STcrllnq 3 5000 Ask' for aP ad-laker . • j •• • OS WE GO THAWS,' I PUPILS GO HOME TO BRUSH TEETH OSWEGO. N. Y„ 'API, Children snowbound in school overnight w ent home in bright sunshine yester day to brush their teeUh Temperatures climbed * into the 40s and the heat nibbled at a 10-ineh blan ket of snow that fell over ” night. The new snow brought the season's total i in Oswego to 159.7 inches— just short of the record 160.3 that fell In the winter f of 1925-26. Fifty-four youngsters slept in school after drift • ing snow blocked school buses. Teachers said „ the biggest problem was the lack of toothbrushes this morning. The children slept on cot! Supper and break-. I fast were served in the school. School Budget Hearing Set House Unit Studies $56-Million Item | School officials head a list District department head's scheduled to appear this week at House budget hearings. Closed-door sessions of the appropriations subcommittee headed by Representative Ra baut, Democrat of Michigan, will continue all week, House sources indicated yesterday. School estimates totaling $56,207,000 are expected to oc cupy the legislatois’ attention tomorrow. Other major de partmental allotments will come under study starting Tuesday. Session Likely Soon A public session is likely next week but no date has yet been set, a committee aide said. The Rabaut unit opened the annual hearing Thursday with appearances by the Commis sioners. The Roarings are on the District's spending esti mates of nearly $248 million for the fiscal year starting July 1. A requested $32 million Fed eral payment into the general fund—a key feature of the proposals already has had some discussion. But Mr. Rabaut , said last week he would have nothing to say about the spend ing proposals and their financ 'ing before late this week. Working on Report .. 'City officials, meanwhile, a-re continuing work on a state of the Nation’s Capital report for the House and Senate District Committees. This report, which is ■ ex pected ■to focus on broad aspects of the city's fiscal pic tures and prospects as well as governmental services, will probably be presented at a joint committee session shortly after' the close of the budget hear ings. Former Slave, 111, Dies in Tennessee | NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 7 'AP'.—Death came today to Mrg. Georgia Ann Cross, a 111- year-old Kentucky-born former slave. She was born in Todd County. Kv . in 1847, according ,to records in the family Bible. She would have been 112 on April 14.. “I don’t know what's made me live so long,” she often re marked. I just let the next day come as it will.” 1 AGAINST THE SEA Three Men and a By ROSEMARY MIIIIE CHAPTER ONE It 1 rally started with a Christmas present and a casual remark alter dinner. I could scarcely know then that this would touch off a fantastic adventure in which I \Vohld spend 24 days alone with three men in a night mare voyage across the At lantic By balloon and open boat. V c That, this” o 'would happen nevfe°r occuned to me that night ih out small flat in Westminster. in London, with its models of sjhps 0 placidly “sailing on the man tel piece and big fish, mouths permanently p«ape. on The walls, as my husband Colin tftid I (hatted with Arnold "Bushy" Jyiloartoin the off fiftpd way you do with a elosti friend ' It wyis a typical, early Jun- Uaty LondoiV night, dampish w.Jth a bit of. a nip in tiie • air. I .had given Colin a book "on the history of bal looning lor a Christmas •p.resdnt and we three had been i 2 • Dulles Says West Agrees On Principles G O Q Sees Adenauer For Three Hours, Rift Reported BONN. Germany, Feb. 7 ' AP> —Secretary of State Dulles and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer talked almost three hours today on Western policy for Germany. They stressed their unity on fundamental* but reached no hard conclusions. Meantime, fresh evidence of allied rifts on details broke into the open. A spokesman for Mr. Dulles told reporters there were "plenty of different ideas" on how to counter -the Soviet threat to the West’s access' routes to isolated Berlin: He added quiekly that this did-not mean there were cleav ages on. the subject among the Western allies. The spokesman said, how ever, the Dulles-Adenauer con ference was devoted to gener . alitles with no plans laid on the table and no proposals ad vanced. He added that the talks' helped to clarify the sit uation. Asked what needed to be clarified, he declined comment. Arriving for the last stop of his three-capital tour, Mr. Dulles told an airport crowd the West must find away to meet "the Soviet challange to our l ights in Berlin—if need be by common action.” Stressing allied unity, he de clared "it is • not necessary to re-examine the fundamentals of our relationship. They are fixed, solid and unshakable '•' At the airport to welcome him. Mr. Adenauer also pro nounced the allies were stand ing "fast, unalterably fast, on our principles.' But he said the question of applying the method remained open. Paris Talks Hinted The question of working out a concrete program for dealing with Soviet moves on Berlin will bring the foreign ministers of Britain. Fiance. West Ger many and the United States together for a conference in Paris on March 15. well informed sources in Paris dis closed shortly before 'Mr. Dulles arrived here. This conference will hear a report on British Prime Minister Macmillan's diplomatic scouting visit to Moscow. Secretary Dulles did not ex plain what he meant by "ac tion" to meet the Soviet threat, but people hearing him got the impression that he was talking about a possible use of force if | the Communists interfere with Western access routes to Bei lin, 110 miles behind the Iron Curtain. This concrete question was reported at the bottom of a difference of opinion between Washington and London. Press reports in the United States said Britain was not ready to apptove a policy of using force to ram convoys through to West Beilin in event, of a new ■ Communist blockade Britain Wanted to rely on a new airlift, the reports said. British Distressed • Today the British. Foreign Office disclosed that Sir Harold Caccia. British Ambassador in Washington, had been sent to the State Department yester day to set- the record straight about these reports. Informants here suggested that the British were distressed about the pos sibility the reports had been leaked by the State De pa! tment. Sir Harold- stjessed that Britain had Indorsed talks by military experts on the Berlin problem and had even 'sent an officer to Washington for the • See DULLES, Page A-8 # ROSEMARY MUDIE O ° o° examining it while idly spec ulating on What it would be liftr t@ travel in this manner.® • Colin was particularly in terested suite in 1952 he and Pa t El lam had 'sailed in the , 19-fool sloop Sopfaiuno from i Britain to ’the West Indies. | Reds Charge U. S. Faked Tape of Attack on Plane 0 * ■ Q 0 o *o 00 ° ■» •' 'Shocked', | U.S. Replies To Russians By the Associated Press The State Department said last night it is shocked that Russia would denounce a tape recording the United States says shows Russian fighters shot down an unarmed Ameri can transport. The department accused the Russians of compounding pre 'vious denials with a "new and transparent” one. In broadcasts beamed around the world, the Soviet radio last night accused the United States of a “sensational farce” in producing the .recordings. Moscow radio commentators employed such words as "clumsy.” "transparent,” "staged.” and "forgeries” in describing the recording. Shock Expressed 'The State Department said in a statement: “It is shocking that the Soviet government has now compounded its previous'false denial that it possesses vital •information in this case by this new and transparent denial of the authenticity of a tape to which its Ambassador and air attache in the United States nervously refused to listen nearly thiee months ago. "The whole world knows perfectly well the humane basis of American society and is consequently able to appreci ate as well as do the American people that the United States Government refrained from publishing this evidence, after having given it to the Soviet government, solely in the hope of obtaining information on the 11 missing crewmen. The United States Government hopes that this Moscow radio statement does not leffect the considered attitude of ihe Soviet government. "The United States Govern ment still hopes that the Soviet government will reconsider its present inflexible attitude in this case, which has shocked world public opinion, and will supply this information." I’ilol's Talk Recorded The State Department marie public on Thursday the tran script of what it called, a re cording of Soviet fighter pilots talking to each other by radio as they attacked the four engine transport. The plane went down September 2 after it had crossed the Soviet-Turk ish frontier. At least six Ameri can airmen diyd. The Russians have main tained they know nothing of the fate of the other il men aboard. Officials have said it was because of their, failure to obtain any Information after five months of demands on Moscow that they finally de cided to make public Ihe tran script of the broadcast. Lincoln White. State Depart ment press officer, has said the transcript wa s "absolutely authentic" but has declined to say how it was obtained. Pittermann Arrives NEW YORK, Feb. 7 'AP'.— Austrian Vice Chancellor Dr. Bruno Pittermann arrived to day for a two-week visit to the United .States He will' meet with President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon and Secretary of State Dulles. i Girl Throe Englishmen—onrf one English womon -set soil iiv a balloon named "The Smoll World" from the Canary Islands on December 12, J 958 Their obicctivc was to retrate the trade winds route ot Columbus to Trinidad in 1498 It turned out to be o voyage on which pc/il Vos multiplied—it in voUed ditching at sea, lo*s ot rodi(s contact with the world ond 20 doys ot drifting in the hostile cccan The Stor begins today the first and exclusive publication ot the only narrative written by a member of the dormg expedition, the lone woman: Roscmory Mudie It is unique in true chronicles of adventure. ißi.ii-i.l—-~4?- j He recalled how on one par ticular day, c when the seas were heavy and both lie and Pat otwefe thoroughly soaked from a driving ram, they had conceived a fantasy of rais ing themselves in the air and chitting over the same eftunse. areurj* from constant roll of the ocean%, BVishy was the one wjio | /See BALLOON, Page A-IT JL a 1 ... W Jam M i.iWni w mm Jffigr ''* v ' '• T " Bidßlf*, &tpT : HfSgH . mh. jmfl . [ ). A PARTY FOR THE MAYOR —Deputy Undersecretary of State Robert ' Murphy (left) chats with the Mayor of Berlin, Willy Brandt, at a party - given last night by Mrs. Eleanor Dulles in her McLean (Va.) home. Mrs. ! Dulles, sister of the Secretary of State, heads the German desk at the State Department. German Ambassador Wilhelm Grewe is at center. (Story on Page A-3)-. —Star Staff Photo t>y Rosemary, i _ i 1 : Schwartz Says Hagerty Intervened in TV Case ‘ Presidential Aide Denies Charges; Says Ex-Prober Is 'Misinformed' Bv ROBERT K WALSH Si»r Staff Wrilfr t Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty was 5 charged yesterday with having intervened “on political j grounds” In a TV ease Mr. Hagerty promptly said that Dr Bernard Schwartz, ousted a year ago as counsel lor the House Legislative Over sight Subcommittee and author of the charge, was “either misinformed or deliberately ly- P lIIK ” Mr. Hagerty said all he did - was forward to the then FCC a.Chairman George C McCon o nauehry a request for informa tion in 1957 about a decision p affecting an Albany iN. Y 1 r television station. The White House Press Scc " rotary, now in Thomasville. Ga. with President Eisenhower, re ' leased letters written by him, i Mr. McConnaughey and Wil -1 liain J Embler • an Albany friend who is a research con s sultant for the Speaker of the J Nj\\ York State Assembly. 1 The correspondence related 1 to a Federal Communications Commission order to convert Albany Station WRGB from •very high frenquency to ultra high frequency. It originated e with Mr. Embler's letter .to Mr. Hagerty requesting - informa -0 tion about the decision. Mr. Hagerty transmitted the letter ' and a short note of his own to Park Service ;; To Restore : Ford Theater By W 11.1.1 \M M.icIKH GAM. • Star SidfT Writer • Ford's Theatei a monument io madness —is,slated or res toration in 196?. the National Park Service has disclosed. The decision is a postlude to tragedy which, struck the ill starred theater on April 14. Library of Congress Opens Special Lincoln Exhibit. Poge A 13 ' Whot Is Secret of Lincoln's jContmu mg Influence? Pose A /S * 1865. Qn that night, in a set- j ting of theatrical -comedy, a mad actor named John Wilkes Booth assassinated President ! Lincoln.» i o The Nafion was plunged into . grief, but sorrow soon yielded , to anger only briefly appeased , by t°he killing of Booth in a Virginia barn on April 26. i A victim of that passion, au- . cording so Federal historians. , was John 0 T- Ford, who had , - built til* structine in 1863 A previous theater he liad-reeuiis verted fi;om a 0 church was de stroyed by “fire in 1862° The® War Department. re Act - ing swiftly to public clamor, ordered the theater closed, its performances canceled. Not « until June was the building rr stored to Mi. Ford who scf plans for reopening 4n,motlon. | Be he had reckoned without | I Pice KOKH'S, l.’agc A- 13 ; Mr. McConnau g h e-y and re ceived in return a 1.100-word reply from the chairman. This case, mentioned in gen eral a year ago at the time of the battle between .Dt. Schwartz and the subcommitee over investigation of Federal agencies caitie to public atten tion yesterday because of a book written by the New York University law professor. The book. “The Professor and 'Die Commission. ’ published by Alfred A Knopf, had been .set for public release February 17. It was available for sale in at least one store here yestei day. and reportedly in several m New’ York.. Many Accusations The book lists comparatively little new information or com plaints in addition to tlvose -provided by Dr. Schwartz or disclosed by the subcommittee during the last year. But it miners no words in accusing most of the subcommittee members, especially Chairman Harris. 'Democrat of Arkansas, of having attempted to suppress an. investigation .of the six major Federal regulatory agen cies. Dr. Schwartz vva's discharged as .subcommittee counsel after See. SCHWARTZ, rage A-9 Star's Cartoon Contest Opens; Prizes Listed Sharpen your pencils and get t your draw ing paper ready, boys i and girls! The Star s annual ' comics’ cartoon contest begins i today, and a big array of prizes I is waiting forotlie young people ; with the most talent. i In Jhe Star s» contest, there ' art* S3OO in cash prizes for budding cartoonists up to the r.ge of 19 ill four separate age groups. And after fhC“ local winners have been “determined when the contest ends on March 7. f\vo°local winners w ill be selectecf to participate for more prizes in the national/ contest sponsored by the News- , paper Comics Council. The rules, and an entry blank which inust accompany each entry appear today on PaSe A-lit. Emm now wnt.il March 7 you ran clip, an 1 entry blank Iron* the daily eoniies pages of The. Star.* Each Solidify fjie entry blank will he ill Tee'n Magazine. Thousands boys and girls hgvr entered rhe° Star’s* two. 1 previous contests rtnd "interest < continues to gro\y. Thi* year.■ t France Bids i For Regulus II Seeks Missile Navy Discarded By L. EDGAR PRINA ! S’tr Stiff Writer France may buy the United . States Navy’s discarded Rcgu lus 11. a supersonic surface-to- , surface missile with a . range - of 1.200 or more miles. This was disclosed yesterday '• by a spokesman for • the t Chance-Vought • Aircraft Corp. 1 oi Dallas who said the French'* Navy is weighing an offer to 1 buy some 20 to 30 of the air breathing weapons . already built and the tools needed to continue production. The Chance-Vought spokes- * man said that if the French * want the Regulus 11, they ran - nave it and continue produc- * tion on their own. 1 “It is not an unattractive 1 proposition; financially.” he added i He said he did not want to'* speculate on mice but 'it is * estimated that the' French - could buy the tooling, check- t out equipment and the missiles I for about 50 cents on the dollar. ■ t Money a Factor , The United'States Navy had t invested S7B million in Regulus ! II by the time the program was t killed. T.h e Pentagon announced 1 cancellation of the Regulus ( program last December just as the first weapons were due to become 'operational with the fleet. - Regulus II was to have ( been put aboard four specially 1 adapted submarines and srv-- 1 eral surface ships. In ' explaining the action. Navy Secretary Gates, who ' railed -Regulus II “one of thr ■ See REGFEI'S, Page A-8 to lirlp the young cartoonists of the Washington area with their entries. The Star will print stones with advice about how to draw and compose for amateur cartooning by the many talented men and women who draw our comic strips. You don't have to draw air original character. Just, fake your favorite cartoon, character from The Star's comic, strips’ and panels and make a free hand o drawing. Then write in 100 words or less w’hy you like to read newspaper comics. At tach these to an entry blank and mail them in and;. you are jn the contest. Original drawings by The Star's comic artists will be given” the local winners, as well at. the cash. The aVe groups are: up’ tp 8 9 to 12< 13 to° 15, and 16 thrdugh 19. First, second and third prizes in each category’ will” be awarded $35. $25 and sl*s respectively. A special prize will be awarri ,ed to the best nf the Washing ton pre-teen age artists--a kit See CONTEST, Page A-18 Soviet Calls 'Shooting' An Invention LONDON. Feb. 7 <AP'—Tha Soviet Union tonight accused the United States of "a sen sational farce” in producing tape recordings as evidence that Soviet fighters shot down an unarmed American trans port last September. . In broadcasts beamed around the world in English, and other Was the U. S. Transport Lured Over the Border? Page A-24 languages, Moscow' Radio's commentators used such words as 'Transparent,” •'staged': aijd '-"forgene's” to describe the tapes. "No such recording exists,” said one broadcast. Moscow again denied any attack on the United States plane had taken place. The broadside was the Soviet Union's first official reaction, to the State Department's tran script of the tape recording-.. The Department -said the re corded conversations among the Russian fighter pilots pinned the attack on them through their own words' Deliberate Act C laimed When the department pub lished the transcript in English translation Thursday, its aim was to prove that the- transport had been deliberately • shot down in Sov;i"t territory with the loss of six. and possibly 17, airmen. The plane disappeared Sep temper 2 on what American au thorities. said was a routine mission checking the radio propagation of United States Air Force stations. Ten days latei the Russians reported it had Clashed in Soviet Armenia. The State Department said the C-130 transport was routed inside Turkey, but the Russians protested it had "intentionally violated Soviet air space." The Russians reported the wreck age of the plane was found in Soviet Armenia. 34 miles northwest of the capital of Yerevan. .There was no mention of any attack Later the Soviets re turned six bodies from the crew. Further United States inquiries failed to turn up any information on the others. Charges Version Made I p Tonight's Moscow broadcast said the State Department now has "made up another and untrue version of the in cident: That the United States aircraft -was alleged to have been . -hot dow n by Soviet fighters. "To support this version, one more false plTcr of evidence was invented This said the United States authorities had obtained a recording of radio talks betweeh- Soviet fighter pilots “In the meantime -it i* typical that the State Depart ment has refused to inform the press how the United States authorities got hold of this recording. "However, the facts arc per fectly clear: No such recording exists." Mikoyan Queried The. State Department also disclosed that Vice Pre.-ident Nixon and Secretary of -State Dulles had pressed Soviet Dep- See MOSCOW, Page A-6 MISS DIETRICH TALKS OF LOVE A REAL AUTHORITY on love, qlomorous Morlcnc Dietrich, says America has no more love problem* thon any other country, but we ust lovelorn columns os a woilmg wall. Her advice to women—" Stop Com plaining"—is on - Pogc 4 ot Thi* Week Magazine. SSO MILLION will be spent on Valentines thi* week but all ol tha messages won’t be decorated m hearts and flowers. There ore scnti mcntol valentines and comic ones, just os there were 60 years ogo, according to a story ond pictures by Dons Kontcr on Page 7 of Sundoy, The Star Magazine. MARY PERKINS, pretty star of "On Stogc" in The Star Comi£ Section, meets a 300 year-old ghost artd o man with a plastic foce in a spine tingling sequence starting today See Page 5 of the Color Comic Section. DISCIPLINE, not intuition, is tha secret playing chompicnship bridge, says District bridge expert Ivor Stakgold, according to a feature story by Alfred Shtinwold. Pogc A 29 THE FIRST MAN* IN SPACE, or at least the first Amcncon, will btost oft from Vandcnbcrg Air Force Base in Cahfornie Williom Hines, Tha Star's science writer, describes our newest end biggest missile test cen ter on Page A 30 Complete Index, Page A 2 —-—i— :——— - ra