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Chance of rain-early tonight; low near 37. Cooler, some cloudiness tomorrow; high, 90. Tsmporatwroo Today Midnight 39 g am... 40 n am... 53 Jam... 39 | am... 41 Moon ...96 am... 49 10 am... 47 i pm... 69 107th Yffor. No. 68. Phone LI. 3-5000 Falk Supports PEPCO Plea . For Rate Hike Accountant Finds $4.8 Million Rise Here 'Justified' The Potomac Electric Power Co., seeking a rate increase throughout the Washington area, today won support of the chief accountant of the District Public Utilities Commission. J. W. Falk, the accountant, told the commission he felt the proposed hike in electric rates was ''Justified." The company hopes to win approval of new rates which would produce a system-wide Increase in revenues totaling 84419,157 or 645 per cent. Sim ilar applications for a rate in crease have been filed with the Maryland and Virginia com missions. A decision is expected in the District in about a week following the end of hearings today. Mr. Falk disagreed with company officials on one point. Peiat es Difference Last week, the company told the commission It considered the requested Increase of an “emergency” nature. R. Roy Dunn. PEPCO president, testi fied that later in the year the ' company would reaum to re quest a substantial increase in its allowed rate of return. Mr. Falk, however, testified he felt the proposed Increase was “not in the nature of an emergency . . . which would Justify a further increase in rates before the end of 1959.” He mid the increase, if al lowed, would "result in a level of earnings that will provide the company with a fair rate of return on its investment . . . for a reasonable period in the future.” Effect-of Increase The proposed increase is ex- 1 pec ted to boost monthly bills 1 of most residential customers j from an average of 89.72 now \ to 8747 or an increase of 95 1 cents. * James Francis Reilly, PEPCO 1 attorney, told the commission . in his final argument that the ' company needs rate relief now, because “earnings at our pres ent rates cannot support more ' common stock and yet. If our credit rating is to stand un- | impaired, we must increase the proportion of equity in our | capital structure.” “And," he added, “in order to carry out our construction program, we must be in a posi tion to raise 931 million of in vest ment money during 1969 Those are basically the main reasons why, in our applica tion. we call the relief we were j seeking emergency relief." Grayson Resigns as UGF Head Ferdinand V. Grayson, exec utive director of the United Givers Fund, submitted his resignation today to the officers | of UGF. Mr. Grayson is leaving to ac- ; cept the post of direcotr of the ' united fund in New Orleans. He has been director of the united drive here since UGF was organized in 1956. Before that he was execu tive director of the old Com munity Chest Federation of the the National Capital Area. Earlier he was executive di rector of the old United Com munity Services. Washington social planning group now ab sorbed into the Health and Welfare Council of the National Capital Area. U Nu to Visit U. S RANGOON, Burma. Mar. 9 <AP).—Former Premier U Nu leaves for the United States March 13 to attend the World Congress of Religions in Dallas March 17-19. He is expected to deliver an address on Buddhism at the meeting. STARTING TODAY , CALL Lincoln 3-5000 Te go with its new build ing, The Star has a new telephone number. The new telephone number, for reaching all ■ tar departments, i s Lincoln 3-5999. Engineering innovations In the new telephone system will permit The Star to handle many more calls than previously, thereby reducing the ehanee of busy signals during peak periods of business. STARTING TODAY CALL She JCtuenma Sfe V J V y WITH SUVDAY MORNING EDITION V ' II MR V ; V JP N A ..JKKL J HU* ' Bp*- m J 3HE-aL-*y ■ ;j*Kc’-;Vy ~ ■:M W / Sfirti** " m MrBBBMBBt BV I f JgggjV ■ ■ h m 1 PANDA PONDERS A STUFFED COUSIN A real Lesser Panda, newly arrived at the Washington Zoo from Calcutta, India, takes a close look at a doty modeled after his cousin, the Giant Panda, today at his new home. Lesser Pandas are not as well known as Giant Pandas but are easier to get because the black-and-white ones live in Red China.—Star Staff Photo by Ranny Roi*tt. . Smooth Move Puts Star In Southeast Building 9 Newspaper's New Home Comes to Life As Full Force Picks Up Schedule A big. shiny new building, filled with the latest equipment for the production of a newspaper—but previously missing one essential ingredient—suddenly came to life this morning. The Star today was firmly entrenched in its new home at Second street and Virginia avenue SB. Saturday night, and all day yesterday, the intricate move from Eleventh street and Penn-r sylvania avenue N.W. clicked ;t along on schedule mare t smoothly than anypne had t dared hope. lb The building and equipment c wore ready last night, but, lor t Two pages es pktn.es es the Star's move end new heme. 1 Pages A-8 e*4 A-S a I the moot pert, the people of The j 1 Star were resting up yesterday. * Today, for the first time, the t paper’s full force reported for * work at the new location. In a o very real sense, the life which d went out of the old buUdihg late t last week flowed into the new a this morning. Desk Cats Walking In the bright, 64 by 148-foot < ;clty room—the vital nerve cen- * ter of every newspaper—re- J porters and editors swung as J usual into action, writing and 1 processing the news of the 1 community, the Nation and the 1 world. But there were major changes. The editors were seated , around a roomwide U-shaped "master desk” where, grouped in a single area, they ean func tion in close co-ordination with a minimum of confusion. In contrast, copy handling editors had been spread over most of ! the length of the old city room. . 1 j requiring either shouting or time-consuming walks for es sential communication. , Sunday Flurry I ’ There was a flurry of acti vity yesterday afternoon, as : . a good part of the staff drop . ped by for a final check. By 5 j , pm., the city room was on a normal Bunday schedule, with the necessary overnight staff on , duty. i Because of the newness of It all, the hubbub of activity start- , l ed a little earlier than usual I this morning. First members of the day shift were on hand at , 5:30 a.m. The city room picture gen erally was duplicated on each of the five floors and two baae- I ment levels of the building, as i|the advertising, circulation and i many mechanical departments I of The Star settled down to 3 routine In their new, more > | spacious and better-equipped i quarters. One activity—payroll and ac counting—is the sole exception. - Still in the old building, it will join the rest of the paper on Thursday. Movers today also are beginning a mopping-up operation to remove the last of eotyping and engraving ma chinery. A crane with a 140- foot arm reaching toward the I Hammarskjold in Laos To See King Saravit VIENTIANE, Loas. Mar. 9 (AP).—United Nations Secre tary General Dag Hammarsjold. arrived from Bangkok today to! visit the Loatlan government. He will go to Luang Prabang, : the royal capital, tomorrow to see King Saravit and will fly to the Cambodian capital, Phom Penh, on March 11. Mr. Hammarskjold is touring U.N member nations in Southeast Asia before visiting the Soviet Union. ** WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1959-46 PAGES top of the old building swung into position on Eleventh street jie mechanical pieces left be hind. Most of this machinery luplicatei equipment already installed and running at the lew plant. ' v Saturday .night and Sunday 120 giant loads of machinery sere shuttled from the old Molding to the new by s fleet of 12 large flat-bed trucks. Ear liei in the week countless truckloads of office equipment were moved. The new battery >f presses and the most up-to- Jate automatic conveyor sys tem tor handling newspapers also were already installed. The star act in the Star move, however, began at 7:30 Saturday night, with removal of huge, unwieldy Linotype ma chines and other printing, ater and began the job of lowering the machinery by cable through holes in the walls of the eighth and ninth floor composing rooms. Memorable Scene The composing room scene at 7:30 that night was unforget table for anyone who saw it. A large wooden cover was moved from onr of the holes in the Wall, presenting a breath taking view of the searchlight illuminated Capttol. "All these years we’ve been looking at these walls,” one printer mut tered. "On the last night we get this view.” Almost immediately, the heavy arm of the crane was framed in the opening. Its presence signaled a start for the moving crews. One nar row aisle was filled by a cart heading for the freight eleva tor. Another was filled by a two-ton Linotype heading for the crane. In both aisles were printers frantically trying to make up the Sunday editions of the paper for the Saturday night operation was a dual one, with the .paper prepared in the old building and printed on the new presses in the Southeast. See THE STAR, Page B-l 7 Firemen, Woman Hurt In Alexandria Blaze Seven firemen and a 47-year old woman were injured early i today when fire swept through I an apartment at Hunting Tow* ers in Alexandria. Confined to an apartment on the fifth floor of the West:! Building, the Are also routed ' an estimated 45 occupants from their beds shortly after 1 3 am ' i One of the firemen, Robert Beverland, 19. a volunteer, was admitted to Alexandria Hospi* | tal in fair condition. The oth* , er six firemen and the woman, , Mrs. Prances Montgomery, in , whose apartment the fire start* ; ed, were treated for smoke in halation and some bums and , were released. Assistant Fire Chief Charles | L Sampson said the fire began in the bedroom of Mrs. Mont-i; gomery, a widow, who was i awakened by smoke and fumes < front the burning foam rubber mattress on her bed. i Mrs. Montgomery summoned . help and then fled the apart- . ment, firemen said. i Two Canoeists 1 Lost in River ; Croft Is Overturned 1 Shooting Rapids Police were patrolling the 1 Potomac River below Chain 1 , Bridge today in search of an Office of Naval Intelligence , agent and FBI agent-ln-train- ■ ing who are believed to have disappeared while trying to ; shoot the rapids in a canoe If , yesterday. | The missing men are tenta . tively identified as Edward P. . Shea, 39. and John H. Mead. Jr„ 33. both es 4991 Potomac , avenue N.W., according to po j lice. i I Witnesses told police both i men were seen dinging to the . canoe when It hit a rock, knock i ing one man loose. He cried I out and sank, they said. The , other man appeared to have a; , good grip on the capsized craft' as it shot beneath Chain Bridge j in the grip of the current Tries te Help 5 The second man was waving . upstream and shouting, “Get the other fellow!” Milton Koro [ bov. 44, of 6301 North Nine ' teenth street, Arlington, told | police. Mr. Korobov's compan ‘ ion. Oeorge Mazur, of 426 Dale , 1 drive. Fairfax, said he ran from the bridge down the Virginia bank to keep pace with the canoeist as he rode the mud- 1 t colored churning waters. Mr. Mazur said he made his way over the rocks for nearly, g half a mile before he lost sight! n of the cpnoe as It was swept . around a bend In the river. The man clinging to the e canoe was described by Mr. t Mazur as young, dark-haired! - and wearing a blue and white! e checked shirt. The eye-wltnesa said he marked the spot where e he last saw the canoe. The area s is known as Bush Cove, s There were no clues to the r identity of the missing men - until last night when John t; O’Connor of 4891 Potomac ave -|nue N.W. reported to police a that his two roommates. Mr. r Shea and Mr. Mead, had left e home about 1 p.m to rent a o canoe at Fletcher's Boat House, s Mr. O’Connor told reporters y that Mr Shea, who was a -, licensed pilot, had planned to e go flying yesterday but changed e|hu mind at the last minute to :. .accompany Mr. Mead on the I I See CANOE. Page A-ll ! Chief Sampson said the ex act cause of the fire was not immediately determined. Mr. Beverland was admitted to the hospital for smoke In halation and bums on the face and hands. Firemen said Mr. Beverland was Injured while trying to open the windows to clear the apartment of smoke. Mrs. Montgomery also was burned on the face. Firemen said most of her furniture and personal belongings were ruined. Residents in nearby apartments also reported minor smoke damage from fumes that seeped under their doors while firemen were extinguishing the flames. Most of the occupants routed by the fire returned to their apartments about an hour later. , The firemen treated and re leased at the hospital were Capt. D. L. Emerson of Fire Co. 4, Norman Moore. Robert Dar ley, sr„ Ernest Harlow. Ran dolph Kirby and Fred Brown. All were members of Company 4. the first group to arrive v at i the scene. Iraqi Rebels Claiming t March on Baghdad Khrushchev Would Allow Berlin Guard - Favors Garrison Os Neutral Troops ! If West Leaves BERLIN. Mur. 9 (API.— \ Soviet Premier Khrushchev de- ( clured today he would be agree- | able to stationing a protective garrison of neutral troop* In , West Berlin if the Allies would end their occupation of the . city. Mr. Khrushchecv told an East Berlin rally that such a! neutral garrison could guaran- | tee the free city status of West j Berlin—but must not interfere!! in its internal life. Alternatively, the Soviet i leader offered to set up a se- < curity garrison of American, i British and French as well as i Russian troops. 1 Wants Minimum Force Mr. Khrushchev specified that ! the number of troops stationed in West Berlin—whether the West elected to have a neutral or a Big Pour garrison—would ) have to be held to a minimum l The Russian leader urged the j 1 allies to agree to end their oc- 1 cupation of West Berlin. ”Bome people are afraid that the freedom and independence of West Berlin would be threat- . ened.” he said. "But we are prepared to Join with the West ern powers to guarantee the freedom of the city." Previously the Soviet Union had suggested that United Na tion# observers keep s watch on Berlin after it becomes a completely demilitarized city. Sees ODenhauer Mr. Khrushchev spoke at an East Berlin rally after a meet ing with Erich Ollenhauer. chief of the West German So cialist Party. Mr. Olienahuer said afterward he got the lm pression the Soviet Union would make every effort to resolve the Berlin crisis without war. Later, Mr. Khrushchev in vited West Berlin Mayor WUly Brandt for a conference in East Berlin. A city hall spokesman said no decision has been ; reached on whether Mr. Brandt would accept. Mr. Brandt, who last week completed a world tour, has been assailed in Soviet and East ; German propaganda organs. Like Mr. Ollenhauer. Brandt is | a Socialist. He has spoken out for a negotiated settlement of j the Berlin crisis, but insists that Western troops remain in Berlin. Twe-Hour Meeting Mr. Ollenhauer met for two ! hours with Mr. Khrushchev at the latter's invitation. Then the Socialist chieftain held a 1 news conference. Mr. Ollenhauer said he came < away optimistic about the pros pects of an East-West settle ment after the meeting In the Russian Embassy in East Ber lin. ”1 have the Impression that on the Russian side all efforts will be made to solve the prob lem peacefully and to avoid a conflict.” Mr. Ollenhauer told i the news conference In West Berlin. ' Not Agreed on All Points l \ i “I came away with the im : pression that the Soviets are ready tor negotiate, want to do so quickly and are willing to have a thorough debate of Sec OLLENHAUER, Page A-6 j ■■■ . Four-Year Draft Extension Gets Committee O.K. I The Senate Armed Services . Committee today approved the , four-year extension of the draft law, already passed by ! the House. i Chairman Russell. Democrat of Georgia, plans to call it up | In the Senate Wednesday, and , hopes It will pass In one day. I The committee was unanl . mous for reporting the bill, al r though several Senators re • served the right to offer fur : ther amendments on the floor. > The Senate committee made • only one change in the House i bill This would continue i beyond July 1 incentive pay • ments designed to encourage doctors and dentists to remain In uniform. i Senator Russell said some . members would have preferred . a shorter period than four . years, but the committee felt . this was no time to indicate - any weakening of the law, in ; view of the tense world situa tion. Pessimism Over Future Grows in West Berlin Buoyant Confidence of Last January Gives Way to 'Contingency Plans' By CROSBY S. NOYES ■uropeen Correspondent of The Star BERLIN, Mar. 9.—-Mounting Communist pressure and un certainty over Western reaction is causing growing pessimism in West Berlin about the future of the city. A quite noticeable change has taken place since January when this reporter was last in Berlin. At that time the impres sive thing was the buoyant confidence one found on every side that Communist threats would be successfully resisted. Today the same people are talking a lot less cheerfully. And not a few of them are quietly making “contingency plans” of their own. Although official figures are not available, members of the business community here be lieve that a considerable flight of capital from the city has de veloped in recent weeks. Bank accounts are being transferred to other cities in West Ger many. A number of well-estab lished businesses are said to have been sold. Shopkeepers and hotel managers alike are facing a ruinously meager tour ist season. Flight Is Limited There are, to be sure, certain limits to the flight. Most of the larger industrial concerns here are subsidized by the Fed eral Government as an induce ment to private investment in the city. These plants could not be moved without approval from Bonn which would almost certainly not be forthcoming. The new mood of nervous ness. moreover, is by no means as yet universal. Although he i Is impressed by what he is apt to call the “defeatism” over Berlin In the Western camp. Military Chiefs Give Views on Fund Needs Or the Auoeleted CreM .j The American military l chiefs, who signed a document saying there were “no serious j gaps” in the key elements of t President Eisenhower's defense < budget, have now spelled out 1 to Congress a variety of costly J reservations to their original approval. There Is nothing new In the * defense chiefs’ wanting or ask- ' ing more money than the ad ministration approves in each year's defense budget, j But something new was added in February relating to ! the military program Congress ; has been asked to adopt for the 12 montha starting July 1. , Put Selves on Record 1 j In presenting the President’s ] miltary budget. Defense Sec- J ! retary McElroy submitted to the Senate Preparedness Sub- . committee a statement signed , ‘by all four service chiefs and counter-signed by the chair man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Nathan F. Twining. That statement put the mili tary chiefs on record as saying , that the President's defense ! budget for next year was “ade quate’ 'to provide the essential I programs necessary for the de i sense of the Nation. The de 8-Step Parlay Lifts $5 In House Pay to $774 R> the Associated Press Race track bettors who dream 1 of a successful eight-horse par lay might get a tip from of- ■ flclal House payroll schedules. With normal mathematical knowledge they could see how base pay of 95 a year becomes $774.73 gross. Or how a $7,000 i base grosses an employe $13,344 ! per year > It's ddne in eight not-so r simple steps. And it's all ac cording to law. ij Clerk - hire salaries in the t House are based on a 1929 law I which fixed the pay scales for . various jobs. Eight times since . then Congress has boosted its . employes’ pay—by amending . the 1929 law That's how the $5 base yields a $774.73 paycheck, i Here's how it's done: > Step I—A flat 20 per cent . raise, the first, increased the . $s to $6. • Step 2—Another raise of 25 i per cent. That parlayed the $6 into $7.50. . Step 3—Another 10 per cent I raise “in lieu of overtime” ■ raised the $7.50 to $8.25. ; Step 4—Congress voted its > employes a $330 raise, which f rocketed the $8.25 to $338.25. ; Step 5—A 5 per cent raise! nudged the $338.25 to $355.17.1 Homs Delivered: AZ 5 CENTS j 1 INTERPRETIVE REPORT the average Berliner is fatalis tic about the future. The great majority will wait and see how the situation de velops before coming to a de cision about pulling out. Frequently mentioned as hav ing shaken the public con fldenc here is the illness of Sec retary of State Dulles. In the past people here have taken great comfort in the ability of Mr. Dulles to keep the Western alliance firm in the face of danger. They have a good deal less confidence In the “flexi -1 blllty of British Prime Minister ’Macmillan to solve the problem of Berlin through negotiation with Russian Premier Khru shchev. Trend Favors Communism Today with Mr. Khrushchev in Berlin itself making daily statements about his plans for the city, the psychological cur rent is running in favor of the Communists with increasing I force. The willingness of Erich Ollenhauer. the leader of West '■ German Chancellor Adenauer’s ,| 800 BERLIN, Page A-U sense spending budget totaled 840.945.000.000. The military chiefs said also, in their signed statement, that they found "no serious gaps in the key elements of the budg et.” but all of them said they had "reservatldhs” respecting the financing of some parts of their own service programs. The Senate committee put this written statement on rec ord. but asked the service chiefs to submtt their “reservations.” Lists of Needs Submitted Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor. Army Chief of Staff, In listing his reservations, said that “modernization” of equipment was the Army's most pressing need. He also asked for more money to start producing Nike- Zeus anti-missile missiles, and said that the Army needed more money to support more men and to buy more anti aircraft missiles than the ad ministration budget provided. Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations, topped his list with the request for more money to maintain and mod ernize ships and airplanes. The Navy chief also said he needed approval to build more ships, aircraft and missiles.! Third on the Navy's list of See DEFENSE. Page A-ll | Step 6—A S3OO raise lifted i the $355.17 to $655.17. Step 7—A 7Vi per cent in crease turned the $655.17 into 1 $704.30. Step B—Last year's 10 per cent raise put the $704.30 up j to its present $774.73. Proportionately the $7,000 base pay didn’t fare as well, because over the years Con gress was narrowing the gap between its lower-paid and higher-paid employes. It did : this through a percentage sys tem and money limitations. It’s this complicated pay schedule which permits Jimmy : Johnson, 14-year-old Negro from Chicago, to gross $3,873.65 per year by being on the pay > roll of five House members at a base pay of $5 annually from each. That’s about what he ' would have received had he '■ obtained a page-boy appoint ment, which he had sought. 1 Page boys are paid at the base > rate of SI,BOO per year. There’s no law against being ■ on more than one payroll, pro vided the total base pay from all employers doesn’t exceed j i $2,000 per year. At that rate, one could legally be on 400 I payrolls at $5 base each, which i would gross around $310,000 per year. Metropolitan Edition Now York Markets, Page A-23 Oil Center Is Bombed By Premier BEIRUT, Lebanon. Mar. 9 (AP).—lraqi nationalist rebels claimed today their army is marching on Baghdad to crush the Communist-influenced gov ernment of Premier Abdel Karim Kassem. They have “completely an nihilated a small force” dis patched by Gen. Kassem to put down the revolt, a rebel broad cast declared. Gen. Kassem’B warplanes bombed Mosul, a major oil cen ter 220 miles northeast of Baghdad that Is the seat of a revolt led by Col. Abdel Wahab Shawaf, apparently without decisive effect. A war of words raged be tween Radio Mosul and Radio Baghdad. The smokescreen of propaganda veiled military movements, but showed bitterly the antagonisms between left ist followers of Gen. Kassem and military men who lean toward UAR President Nasser's brand of Arab nationalism. Simmering unrest had bro ken Into open rebellion less than eight months after Gen. Kassem led the bloody coup that killed King Faisal and de stroyed his pro-Western mon archy July 14. 1958. Claims Conflict Conflicting claims and coun terclaims alternated as the day advanced. Radio .Baghdad declared at one time Col. Shawaf was flee ing toward the Syrian border and offered (28.000 for him. dead or alive. Later it reported he had i been killed by his own men. . This purported news, obviously aimed to dismay Col. Shawafs followers, was accompanied by the reading of hundreds of messages pledging allegiance to Gen. Kassem. Col. Shawaf himself spoke over Radio Mosul to deny he was either fleeing or dead. He taunted the government in a voice strained and at times al- I most hysterical. “We will keep fighting to the . end. until we wipe out the edr t rupt regime and victory will i be ours.” he pledged. People Warned Col. Shawaf told the people ■ not to be misled by Radio Baghdad's production of pro ; Kassem messages and brushed . off the air raid on Mosul, i "The government felt that • the end Is near.” the colonel said. “That is why it tried, as a last measure, to bomb Mosul with the few planes whose ' pilots are still loyal to the gov- / t ernment. All this proves that / ; the government is dying and ■ using its last weapon.” | There were varying reports ’ on affairs within Baghdad. A I report to Beirut said there were I disturbances in Baghdad streets l j yesterday in connection with a ' big pro-Nasser demonstration. . On the other hand, a traveler See IRAQ, Page A-S t I ; Press Conference President Eisenhower will : hold a news conference at 10:30 > a.m. Wednesday, the White . House announced today. f 1: - 'UNCLE CHARLIE ' BOWS IN STAR A HUMOROUS ENGLISHMAN nomtd Uncle Charlie makes his debut today in the comic poses es The Star. Popular in his native land, Uncle Charlie carries on in pantomine in n wordless essay in 1 tun. The strip oppears on Page I 1-20. j A PRESIDENT'S WIFE finds en joyment in the academic circles es r a college town. A profile of Mrs, , Edgar Finley Shannon, jr. ( whose husbond is president-elect of the } University of Virginia, is on Pago 6 6. TWO PAGES OF PICTURES pro- J sent a panorama of action cover -1 ing the week-end move of Tha 1 Star to its new location in South - east Washington. Sea pages A-8, A-9. f A CLASSIC NOVEL about boy hood in New Hampshire in fine . condition may be worth up to S2OO. See "Gold in Your Attic" on Poge l\ , - , °- ’ Guide for Readers E Amusem'nts 1-8-9 Footuro P'ge 8-10 Business and Lost, Foend A-3 Finance A-22-23 Music 8-11 e Classified 8-13-18 Obituary ...A-14 Comics 1-19-21 Sports A-19-21 * Crossword . 8-20 TV-Radio ..1-12 ] Editorial A-14 Woman's j ; Editorial Art. 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