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Metro Area /' I S I X X\Xft-\X" Xfv^X- A x >/^ t Il bl wh* *LwL ,®W A. jw~w» F ’:l-„. ....«w-. > ~*' Heading in opposite directions, two black necked swans glide past each other on the pond at the Washington Zoo. They are new arrivals Trusty Gets Contraband, Probe Begun BALTIMORE. Jan. 15 (AP). —State Prison Supt. James W. , Curran has ordered a full police Investigation of the reported passing of contraband in Balti more to a trusty of the House j ’ of Correction in Jessup. 1 A woman acting for the Maryland Crime Investigating < Committee was reported to , have passed a pint of whisky i and five medicinal inhalers to | the trusty yesterday as a truck < from the prison loaded produce j at a Baltimore market. i The committee’s managing director, Alvin J. T. Zumbrun, 1 said he arranged the trap to , show that more serions contra- s band such as marihuana or , heroin could be smuggled into , Maryland prisons. He said the , inhalers—containing mephen- j termine—are used by prisoners *‘to get high on.” Mr. Zumbrun said the young woman engaged one of two , trusties on the truck in con- , versation before passing him a i brown paper bag containing < the whisky and inhalers. Under ; Instruction from Mr. Zumbrun, , she then went to a telephone immediately and called Supt. Curran to tell him the contra- < band had been passed. The articles were found on , the truck when it returned toll Jessup and the two prisoners ] were segregated until the in- ( vestigation is completed. . Supt. Curran said he‘has a ; bill to make it unlawful to give , prisoners contraband, which he hopes will be introduced in , the Maryland General As- , sembly. ; I Kiwanians Install In Silver Spring Harland F. Brownfield, of 515 East Melbourne avenue. Silver Spring, Md., was installed as the president of the Kiwanis Club of Silver Spring at a re-j; cent luncheon of the club. Mr. Brownfield is a 30-year member of the Bell Telephone; system and has been employed by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. at Silver Spring since 1937. 1 MEMO FROM THE EDITOR . ' Pre-inaugural Features Highlight The Sunday Star I JFK AIRS VIEW§ ON TEN PROBLEMS—In This Week Magazine, the President-elect answers 10 major questions that face the Nation on the eve of his Inauguration. In SUNDAY, The Star Magazine, via on-the-spot artist sketches, you’re given the story about “The Night John F. Kennedy, jr.. Was Born”; Frances Lide writes on "Our Versatile First Lady-to- Be”; and, for a picture study of Mr. Kennedy's headwear, read “Hat Styles for the Head Man.” THE SUNDAY STAR’S CIVIL WAR STORY—A century ago, Alabama and Florida seceded from the Union. An account of the secessions as reported by The Star 100 years ago appears in SUNDAY, The Star Magazine. In addition, a description of what Wash ington was like in January, 1861, is given In the same magazine. FOR TV FANS— Ethel Merman, who’ll be seen in tele vision’s “The Gershwin Years,” is this Sunday’s big feature in The Star’s TV Magazine, which brings you more pages of color, as well as much more program information. * TEENS AND CULTURE— Does the rock-and-roll gen eration also like the high-brow arts, such as classi cal music, drama and ballet? To find out, the Mont gomery County Arts Center this year started an experimental cultural program just for teen-agers. For a report, see TEEN Magazine. Phone Lincoln 3-5000 for Home Delivery THE EVENING STAR Wathingtan, D. C., Saturday, January 14, 1961 YOU GO YOUR WAY . . . Two Governors Oppose Proposed Sewage Plant By JAMES B. ROWLAND Stir Bt»tf Writer ’ I Two Governors and national conservation groups lent support last night to Southern Prince Georges County residents fighting a proposed sewage treatment plant at Mockley Point on the south shore of Piscataway Bay. Major arguments were for a zoning plan to precede a sewage plant, or for its location further south where Matta- woman Creek flows into the Potomac River at Indian Head. , Conservation spokesmen j claimed the $2.2 million plant ] would show up as an eyesore from Mount Vernon. More , than 300 persons jammed a ] courtroom and adjoining halls j for the four-hour hearing in < Upper Marlboro. . The hearing was held by the I Washington Suburban Sani- 1 tary Commission, which will study the testimony before < making a decision on one of 1 three sites along the south 1 bay shore opposite Fort Wash- < ington. < Opposed by Governor Robert J. McLeod, chief en- 1 gineer for the WSSC, said the plant initially would serve 10.- 000 persons but be expandable to accommodate up to 180,000 residents, as is predicted for the Piscataway basin for the year 2000. Letters from Gov. Tawes and Gov. Almond were read by Hugh B. Marsh of Fairfax, a member of the Board of Vis itors of Mount Vernon. The Maryland Governor asked that consideration be given other : sites and expressed hope “some alternative plan may be de vised.” Gov. Almond wrote that the 1 plant would have a vital effect on both Virginia and the Na tion. He asked that the plant be built further inland or in some other area. T. Sutton Jett, associate su perintendent of the National Park Service, read a statement from the director, Conrad L. ' 'Wirth, saying the area should be part of a Capital regional park. He said: “The preservation of this 1 area would be a logical and I important extension of the considerable investment the | Federal Government and the States of Maryland and Vir ginia have already made to ward the preservation of these historic environs in the devel- 1 from South America and probably are still con fused by Washington’s traffic.—Star Staff Photo by Francis Routt. opment of the George Wash ington Memorial Parkway and Fort Washington." Spencer M. Smith, secretary of the Citizens Committee on Natural Resources, said the project would inundate historic sites going back to Maryland’s settlement in 1632, and ground that has produced proof of hab itation 5.000 years ago. Willard E. Brown, exeuctive committee member of the the National Park Association, termed the plant “an ugly and otherwise objectionable utility.” Charles C. Wall, director of Mount Vernon, said he could not believe a public body would destroy the shoreline. “Our visitors today thrill to the same view that George Washington and his visitors had.” Mr. Wall said. Fifty-one persons spoke either for themselves or 14 organiza tions against the project, while proponents had 10 speakers with four organizations rep resented. 'New District Urged Speakers for the Calvert Manor Association urged legis lative creation of a new sani tary district with a plant at Mattawoman Creek. Landown ers would be assessed an over head sewer tax. Mr. McLeod said this overland route would require another $2 million. William J. Harris, jr., of Moyaone Reserve, said orderly development is the critical problem. The plant would bring immediate pressure for high density and industrial develop ment since there is no zoning plan, he said. Other speakers produced charts showing how wind direc tions in a previous five-year period would have brought sew age plant odors Inland. Several citizens living near the District plant at Blue Plains testified to odors they endure. Mr. Mc- Leod noted that plant handles about 240 million gallons a day. Delegate Hervey G. Machen. Democrat of Prince Georges, said afterwards he would not like to see a plant go in where there was so much opposition. Gas Tax Revenue Up ANNAPOLIS, Jan. 14 (AP)— Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein announced yesterday that net collections from Maryland’s gasoline tax totaled $28,345,- 237 for the first half of the fiscal year. The collections were $1,233,843 higher than for the same period last fiscal year. Free Buses From Hotels To Take Guests to Ball Now you’ll be able to go to the ball in a bus. Edward H. Foley, Inaugural Committee chairman, says free bus transportation will be provided from downtown hotels to the Armory the night of the Inaugural Hall, January 20. Mr. Foley, at a press confer ence yesterday, said a second room the Cotillion will be used to accommodate those attending, the ball at the Shera ton-Park Hotel. There will be three separate locations for the ball the Armory, the Mayflower Hotel and the Sheraton-Park. Presi dent-elect Kennedy and his of ficial party will go to each, in cluding both rooms at the Sheraton-Park. Mr. Foley, In his final press conference before the inaugura tion, reported that the Housing Water Tank Poses Puzzle On Zoning The Prince Georges County Commissioners yesterday found themselves without a category. The probelm at hand was how to zone a 600.000-gallon water tank designed to serve Belair, the mammoth sub division on the late William Woodward's estate near Bowie, Md., now under construction by William J. Levitt & Sons. T. Hammond Welsh, jr., attorney for the developer, appeared before the commis sioners in Hyattsville to request a special exception for the pump house, storage tank and sewage treatment tanks pro posed for a 32-acre Levitt owned tract. The whole plant is planned to be leased eventu ally to the city of Bowie, or to another public authority. Robert B. Mathias, the ' board's attorney, pointed out that there was no precedent for either an exception or a zoning category in such an in stance, because no similar operation ever had been pro posed in Prince Georges. The commissioners expressed some doubt that it fell in the province of a special exception and suggested that perhaps the Levitt firm should apply for a zoning change to either commercial or industrial. An hour more of discussion finally resulted in a decision by the board to take the complex matter under advisement, pending conferences with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and the Maryland Health Department. In other business, the board denied an application by the National Development Corp, to 1 change the zoning of five acres at the corner of Landover road and John Hanson highway, center. Cheverly, for a shopping Representatives of the town of Cheverly and the Cheverly Manor ’ Citizens Association opposed the change, main taining that there already are 1 five neighborhood shopping centers within a four-mile 1 radius. FREE TICKETS SET FOR INAUGURAL Standee tickets for the inaugural swearing-in ceremony at the east front of the Capitol on Friday will be available through i Senators. Congressmen, the ; Inaugural Committee and > the Democratic National Committee. ! The 23 000 tickets, which ! are free, are now being ! printed. Committee has placed 1&.000 persons for the inaugural period. He said the guaranty fund now stands at $1,214,413. by far the largest of any inauguration. He. said the committee hopes to leave from $25,000 to $50,000 to the next inaugural commit tee and also donate “a sub stantial sum” to charity. The chairman announced that a pre-inaugural review, featuring the military’s out standing bands, choral groups and drill teams, will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Uline Arena, third and M. streets N.E. Tickets for the 90-minute review will be issued through members of Congress. Meanwhile, the Inaugural Religious Observance Subcom mittee issued a statement today calling on all Americans to offer special prayers on Inau guration Day. Architect Hits Alexandria's Urbanßenewal A Plans Don't Keep Auto in Its Place, Expert Comments By JOHN NEARY Star Staff Writer Alexandria’s urban renewal planning has been sharply at tacked by a nationally known Washington architect. The city's renewal plan, still in what its author calls the "concept” stage, doesn't do enough to keep the automobile in its place, the architect, Charles Goodman, said yester day. “Pedestrian walkways.” said Mr. Goodman, designer of Washington’s River Park Co operative, "would reorient the city life and create a much more dynamic place to live.” At this point the plan's only planned pedestrian mall is shown at King and Pitt streets, in the heart of the city's busi ness district. Without more, the Washing ton architect said, the plan lacks a “20th century approach to planning.” Mr. Goodman accused the city of a dangerous uncertainty about what the area will look like when it’s finished, despite the good intentions of planners. Provisions Cited “It’s all very well to have a bunch of architects come in and work up a plan—and then have developers come in and do what they damn please,” he said. Martin Smith, the city’s ur ban renewal director, and other top city officials have said con tractual provisions would bind developers to adhering to city planners’ ideas. Mr. Goodman, however, said the guarantees should have been made "in writing" before planning got to the current stage. Without solid guarantees. Mr. Goodman said, developers might lure the city away from its original intentions with high cash offers for land. Unless a clear decision is made on whether land prices or design proposals will deter mine which developer gets re newal work, Mr. Goodman said, uncertainty “discourages peo ple like myself” from partici pating in planning. Mr. Goodman was among more than two dozen architects and engineers invited by Mr. Smith to discuss ways of bring ing architects into the planning. Denies Readiness David Rosenthal, an Alexan dria architect, asked whether the plan weren’t complete enough at this point to ask for specific proposals by de velopers. Mr. Smith said he felt it still needed further architec tural studies, and asked for pro fessional comments. Mr. Goodman accused Mr. Smith of wanting no more from the professional men than "surface decorations” to the. concept. "I walk in there and find the guy's got a plan all done, and wants us to back him up,” he said afterward, “I say nuts. "Architecture is planning— not putting decorations on things without relating them to their environment.” Fire Razes Home, Sleeping Man Dies NEWBURG, Md., Jan. 14 (Special*.—An elderly Charles County man was fatally burned last night when he apparently failed to awaken after his frame house was set afire by an overheated wood stove, Maryland State police report. Police identified the victim as John Garnet Thompson, 86, who lived alone in a house on the farm of Andrew Lawrence, in Newburg. The house was bruned nearly to the ground when firemen arrived and the victim’s body was found in the ashes, police said. Memorial Designers Lay Row to Pictures The designers of the Frank lin Delano Roosevelt memorial declared last night that there is nothing wrong with their proposal—just with the pic tures of it. The prize-winning design is the result of a team project headed by William F. Pedersen and Bradford S. Tilney, New York architects, who said their design has “suffered public criticism because of poor se lection of pictures used by the press.” However, the memorial com mission itself released the pic tures which have received the major play in the public press. The controversy began last month when the design was selected by memorial officials who held a national competi tion which drew nearly 600 entries. At that time, the late President's son, Representative James Roosevelt, Democrat of California, commented that the design "was a good, deal more modernistic than my father would have approved of.” He was the first of a growing number of persons to voice criticism of the design. Last night, the two archi tects attended a preview show ing of the winning design at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Maryland to Ratify District Amendment Tydings Bill Proposes Fund Insurance Control * Measure Seen Directed at Firm Having Politicians Among Officers By PAUL HOPE Star Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS, Jan. 14.—A bill which would require an in surance company organized by Baltimore County political lead ers to change its method of operations has been introduced in the Legislature. The bill, introduced by Delegate Joseph D. Tydings, Demo crat of Harford, is aimed at the Security Financial Insurance Corp., which has three State legislators and the Maryland Democratic national commit teeman among its officers and directors. The firm was set up in 1959 to insure accounts of savings and loan associations. It is the only State-chartered company doing such business, according to a spokesman in the State Insurance Department. Mr. Tydings’ bill would pro hibit the firm, or any other insurance company, from in suring accounts of any single savings and loan company in excess of 10 per cent of the insuring firm’s assets. Assets Reported John H. Coppage, deputy in surance commissioner for Maryland, said the depart ment’s latest records on Se curity Financial Insurance Corp, show that the firm had assets of $500,000 and was in suring accounts totaling $3O million. The 10 per cent limitation under Mr. Tydings’ bill would mean the firm could insure only $50,000 in any single savings and loan company un less the "risk" in excess of that amount were distributed to other Insurance companies through reinsurance. "Rein surance” means that one com pany writes the insurance but distributaes part of the risk to other companies. Most of the $3O million worth of accounts insured by Security Financial Insurance Corp, would represent single risks in excess of the 10 per cent limitation of $5 County Auto Tax Sought by Montgomery Montgomery County has asked the Legislature for per mission to tax all motor vehi cles in the county $5 a year beginning June 1. Alfred H. Carter, county at torney, forwarded copies of the proposal to members of the county delegation in Annap olis yesterday. Members of the delegation had told him, he said, that Almond to Attend Little Inaugural Ball in Arlington Virginia’s Gov. Almond will be among those attending the Little Inaugural Ball in Ar lington next Friday. The affair at Arlington Tow ers is sponsored by the Arling ton Young Democrats, the Citi zens for Kennedy-Johnson of Northern Virginia, and the Ar lington Democratic Executive Committee. Its purpose is to raise additional money for the Democratic National Committee and to serve as a celebration outlet for those unable to at tend the main Inaugural Balls in Washington. Instigators of the Little In augural Ball idea are State Senator Charles R. Fenwick, 10th District Democratic Com mittee chairman, and Delegate Harrison Mann, member of the county’s Democratic State Cen tral Committee. President-elect Kennedy also has been invited, provided he has time after attending the three main balls in Washing ton, the sponsors announced. Along with the $50,000 prize design, the Corcoran exhibit includes the six finalists and 22 honorable mention designs. "This was one of the most perfect competitions I’ve ever had anything to do with,” Mr. Pedersen said. “It’s a shame . . . uninformed critics, most of whom haven't even seen the scale models of the design . . . are using uncomplimentary newspaper photos to judge the artistic quality of the design.” Mr. Pedersen's co-worker, Mr. Tilney, said the controversy did not detract from his enthusiasm for the design. "Coneroversy shows great public interest,” Mr. Tilney said. "Everyone should have his say about a proposed na tional memorial." The site for the proposed memorial is a 66-acre tract in West Potomac Park between Independence avenue and the Inlet Bridge. The competition specified that the memorial must conform with the sur rounding memorials and monu ments. The architects estimate the cost of the structure at more than $4 million. The memorial commission plans to raise most of the funds through public subscription. the Tydings bill, Mr. Coppage said. If the bill is adopted, the firm would have to reinsure a large part of the % risks it now has assumed, Mr. Tydings said. A large part of the premiums would go to the reinsuring firms. Report on Officers President of Security Finan ' cial is Charles F. Culver, Demo cratic Delegate from Baltimore ■ County, according to records of 1 the Insurance Department. Roy ' N. Staten, also a State Delegate, is executive vice president, and Claude Hanley, former State insurance commissioner, is ’ treaseurer. A. Gordon Boone, Democratic floor leader of the ’ House of Delegates, and Mi i chael Birmingham, Democratic I national committeeman and a . resident of Baltimore County, i are directors. Mr. Coppage said the Legis t lative Council had been asked [ to support a bill similar to the > one Mr. Tydings introduced . but it referred the matter to the Banking and Insurance ; Committee, headed by Mr. > Tydings. ; Mr. Coppage said the bill has . the backing of the State insur . ance commissioner. He said Mr. t Tydings’ committee has ap- > proved the measure. Mr. Coppage said the pur i pose of the legislation is to > make sure that insurance com -1 panies do not take on such big ! risks that their ability to pay I oft is endangered. prospects for passage were good. He said that even if the Legislature were to grant such permission, the county would not consider such an ordinance until public hearings are held. AAA Opposes Plan There were signs, however, that such an ordinance would be strongly opposed. Washington I. Cleveland, sec retary of the District division of the American Automobile Association, said that organi zation's suburban Maryland ad visory board was strongly against "any State legislation which would grant authority to Montgomery County to Impose additional taxes on motorists. "Highway user taxes are properly the function and au thority of the State,” he said. “To delegate such taxing pow er to counties would result not only in unreasonably high tax es upon the motorist but also would diminish much-needed State highway user tax funds designated for highway pur poses.” Although Virginia cities and counties collect a local motor vehicle tax, there is at present no such arrangement in Mary land, Mr. Carter said. $700,000 Income Seen The levy, if approved, would be expected to raise about $700,000 a year, according to the attorney. The proposed li cense tax would cover some 140,000 cars, buses and trucks now registered in the county. The proposal is an attempt by the county to open up a new source of revenue. Except for a 2-cents-a-pack cigarette tax, the counties fund-raising pow er is virtually limited to a prop erty levy. "This is an attempt to shift some of the burden of county services from a straight prop erty tSx to other, areas,” Mr. Carter declaed. The State of Maryland now taxes passenger cars from $l5 to $23 a year, depending on size, and trucks from $l7 to $250. U. S. Real Estate Here Put at $746 Million The Government’s vast hold ings in the District of Colum bia—ranging from the White House to parkland—are worth $746 million, according to a re port released today. This Federal Investment Is greater than that in some en tire States. For example, it is almost triple the value of all the Federal property in Wis consin. The House Government Op erations Committee reported that the $746 million consists of 11,242 acres of land worth $l3O million and 2,269 buildings and related facilities valued at $616 million. Property on Capitol Hill was estimated to be worth $386 mil lion, with the Capitol and Sen ate and Hous Office Buildings valued at $lO9 million. The land on the Hill, totaling 161 Vote Bills Get Okay in Both » House, Senate Maryland was well on the way today to becoming the fourth State to ratify the con stitutional amendment promis ing Washington citizens a vote in national elections. A proposal to legalize voting in presidential and vice presi dential elections here was ap proved yesterday by both houses of the Maryland Gen eral Assembly. The only action needed now for formal ratification is for one house to agree to the wording of the amendment cleared by the other. Hawaii, Massachusetts and New Jersey, in that order, al ready have ratified. Others Lining Up That leaves 34 State indorse ments required to make the vote reform a part of the law of the land. Supporters re portedly are making progress in the Legislatures of New York, Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont and West Virginia. Forty-seven Legislatures meet in 1961. At Annapolis, the Maryland House of Delegates passed the amendment, 108-0. There was only one dissenting vote in the Senate. One other Senator de clined to vote. Senator Robert P. Dean, Democrat of Queen Annes, said he was against ratification on the ground that it would lead to eventual home rule for the District. Senator Frank E. Shipley, Democrat of Howard, declined to vote with the comment that he thought "our forefathers knew what they were doing when they set the District up without a vote.” Both Democratic Gov. Tawes and Republican Senator Beall of Maryland urged passage. Speedy Ratification The measure was speeded as fast as procedures would allow through the committees and floor of the Legislature. Senator Randolph, Democrat of West Virginia, planned to travel to West Virginia this week end to consult personally with State leaders there about the amendment. As one of the strongest supporters of the proposal in Congress last year. Senator Randolph is anxious that his own State be among the first to affirm the right to vote in Washington. Os the 47 Legislatures con vening in 1961, all but five now are in session. Nevada will meet Monday. Due to sit later are Legislatures of North Car olina, beginning February 8; Florida, April 4: Louisiana, May 8, and Alabama, May 2. Both nonpartisan and po litical efforts to guide the amendment are being co ordinated in Washington through the Citizens Commit tee for a presidential vote, headed by F. Elwood Davis. CLEANUP PLEA SHIFTS TRASH INTO STREETS When Distict Govern ment officials launched a drive Thursday urging people to clean up their property, they didn’t mean the trash should be dumped in streets and alleys. William A. Xanten. su perintendent of the Divi sion of Sanitation, said yesterday that many per sons had been throwing their trash on public prop erty. The clean-up drive is to make the Federal city as presentable as possible for the inauguration next Fri day. "We want the people to clean their yards out,” Mr. Xanten said, “but if they throw their trash in the streets with the sand (left over from the snowstorm last month), we’ll never get • it- all cleaned up.” Mr. Xanten requested that raked-up leaves and other refuse be put out in cans or baskets for the reg ular trash collection. acres, was said to be worth $23 million. Chairman Dawson, Democrat of Illinois, of the House com mittee said much of the prop erty in the District is recorded on the Federal books “at a mere fraction of its true worth." For instance, the 18 acres around the White House are recorded as worth $l,OOO. Even with such unrealistic values, the committee’s report shows the United States has a gigantic real estate empire in the United States and overseas. The Government owns 779 million acres of land worth $76 billion and buildings and other property worth $2OO billion. The House committee said its report on Federal holdings at the end of fiscal 1960 repre sents a $lO billion increase over those recorded in the previous fiscal year.