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■. THE FEDERAL SPOTLIGHT
I F Defense Manpower
I; Job Fails Keenan
■' ; By JOSEPH YOUNG
' ■ • Star Staff Writer
. Z Government employe leaders hear that Joseph Keenan,
, AFL-CIO vice president, will not get his expected appointment
• Secretary of Defense for Manpower.
* It is reported that although President-elect Kennedy had
• tentatively selected him for the Job, the appointment fell through
• partly because of the objections of the new Secretary of Defense-
designate, Robert McNamara,
Whp was president of the Ford
Motor Co.
Also, ft is reported that top
military brass in the Pentagon
Objected to Mr. Keenan’s labor
background.
j At any rate, this turn of
events is disappointing to Gov
ernment employe leaders who
felt that civilian employes in
th< defense agencies would have
’• strong friend in Mr. Keenan.
■ ’ They felt he would have done
J something about the use of
military personnel in civilian
Jobs and the contracting out
to industry of work normally
done by civilian employes, and
would have given Federal em
ploye unions more stature in
organizing employes, settling
frievances, etc.
The employe groups charge
that many commanding offi
cers of defense units are strong
ly ;anti-labor, intimidate em
ployes from Joining unions and
arbitrarily refuse to discuss
; employe grievances.
It was reported that Mr.
Keenan was offered the Am
bassadorship to New Zealand
instead, but that he turned this
Mr. Keenan is also secretary
of 'the International Brother
hood of Electrical Workers.
*- • • ♦ •
DEFENSE - STATE EX
CHANGE—The State and De
fense Departments have ap
proved plans to exchange out
standing civilian and military
key personnel for training
assignments in selected posi
tions of each department. The
exchange program Is designed
to4>romote a better understand
of foreign affairs and mili
tary problems between the two
departments.
*The first group of personnel
involved in the exchange train
ing program includes: From
State—Petter Rutter, Frederic
Sdhr. John Millar, Donald
Woolf and Robert Dean; from
Defense Raymond Albright,
Cert. Cullen Brannon, Jr.. Lt. Col.
Marvin Kettelhut, Capt. Ross
Pieman and Col. Harry Hal-
Jxfrstadt.
*
-McCORMACK SPEAKS
House Majority Leader Mc-
Cormack will be the principal
speaker at the annual civil serv
ice banquet Saturday night in
Sheraton-Park Hotel, spon-
Vfed by the American Federa
tion of Government Employees.
The master of ceremonies will
bar Ewan Clague, commissioner
* the Bureau of Labor Statis
tics. Similar banquets are being
■opnsored by the AFGE
throughout the country next
seek.
• • »
.CAPITAL ROUNDUP—Uni-
Mational has ap-
Redmond as the
sales representa
movie and road
lent of "Sparta
pens soon at the
Mrs. Redmond
work with Government
roups arranging theater par
ties and fundraising programs.
She can be reached at the War
ner Theater. . . . The Small
Badness Administration’s Rec
reation Association has elected
TODAY'S WEATHER REPORT
District and vincity—Cloudy
and rather windy with rain,
high in upper 40s today. Rain
Ceding tonight and turning
colder, low near 30. Partial
Clearing tomorrow and some
what colder. High and low
ftinperatures of last 34 hours:
sigh, 51 at 3 p.m. yesterday;
tofr. 32 at 5 a.m. yesterday.
* Maryland Rather windy
iith rain possibly becoming
gtixed with snow in mountains,
high the 40s in the east and 35
in the west today. Rain
ending tonight and turning
«Ader. Partial clearing tomor
rriw and somewhat colder, pos
sibly snow flurries in the
mountains.
I-Virginia—Rather windy with
Mn possibly becoming mixed
pith snow in the mountains.
HJgh in the 40s in the east and
M to 42 in the west today,
•tain ending tonight and turn
pg colder. Partial clearing to
morrow and somewhat colder.
~ #«*• /rm IM. WIAtHIA MJUAU
3K t'/ j Oeet. of .Cemmene
tier Daytime funday m ’*’•
Hgvree shew High TemperaturM Expected *
Rain is forecast today for parts of New England, the Ohio Valley and
the Pacific Northwest. Some snow might fall over the Northern Rockies.
Colder temperatures are expected to prevail over the Northern quarter
of the Nation. The Northern Plains and the Upper Mississippi Valley
areas are expected to have warmer weather.—AP Wirephoto Map
THE SUNDAY STAR
WaiAington, 0. C., January 15, 1961
L,
i Wilfred Nerlich, president;
Clarence Cowles, vice president;
? Mary Terko, secretary; and
1 Paul Lodato, treasurer. . . .
r Army Finance and Accounts
Office has given incentive
f awards to Minnie Cain, Hazel
- Torreyson, Ludy McDaniel,
j Herbert Coleman, Christeen
i Eckloff, Doris E. Brown, Kath
» erine Speiser and Alberta Lacy.
. . . Postmaster General Sum
. merfield has given Washington
j Postmaster Carlton Beall a
, meritorious service award for
t “outstanding leadership and
f management” in the transition
1 from manual to mechanized
. mail processing systems. . . .
( Army Department Lodge >92,
. American Federation of Gov
ernment Employes, has elected
. the following: Leonard Schen
■ kel, president; Edward Water
* house, John J. Sutton, David
’ Wright, vice presidents; Doro
' thy Repovesh, secretary-treas
-1 urer; Russell Lang, sergeant-at
arms; Laura Mbhr and Nell
Sponsell, members-at-large. ...
Interior’s Bureau of Reclama
’ tlon has given beneficial sug-
I gestion awards to A. O. Babb,
i E. J. Schmid, W. C. Schorpe,
V. A. Gabbert and Mrs. Martha
Bruyninck. T. M. Mermel re
ceived a 30-year service award.
... Fort Belvoir has given ben
eficial suggestion awards to
George Illenjszky and Gunther
Schwarz. . . . The Naval Se
curity Station has given sus
tained superior performance
awards to Dorothy Yennie,
Richard Tubbs, James Pratt,
Paul Phelps, Joan Cassidy, Mar
, vin Hinson. Sedona Arnold,
Elmer Simpson, Cornelius Mil
ler and James Bell.
I
Whitney Returns,
Reasserts Need
For Closer Ties
LONDON, Jan. 14 (AP).— \
Retiring United States ambas- ,
sador John Hay Whitney flew
home today still convinced that I i
Britain and the United States' 1
can do more to improve their 1
understanding.
Mr. Whitney, who has spent
the past week in a round of
farewell functions and speeches,
left to present his resignation
before the inauguration of
[ President-elect John F. Ken
. nedy.
Before leaving, Mr. Whitney
commented on the lively reac-
I tian to the speech he made
to the Pilgrim’s Society on
Wednesday in which he said
that baseless rumors and. lack
of information had caused
many Britons to believe the
Urk on jnilitary adventures.
The reaction of some news
papers here was that Britain -
had, indeed, in the case of Laos
and other Asian developments,
exercised a restraining influ
ence on the United States.
Mr. Whitney, who was ac
companied by his wife, said he
expects to return to Britain
frequently.
possibly snow flurries In the
mountains.
Lower Potomac and Chesa
peake Bay—Small craft warn
ings are displayed. East to
northeast winds 20 to 30 knots
occasionally reaching 35 knots
today. Rain today, visibility
1 to 3 miles and less than 1
mile at times with fog.
Tte« Tabla.
(Furalttatd b» the United State. Coa.t
and Geodetic Survey)
Today Tomorrow
Hlah 6:11a.m. 7:oft a m.
Low -—12:52 a.m. 1:46 a.m.
Hlfh 11.. 6:44 p.m. 7:41 p.m.
Low 1:04 pm. 1:58 p.m.
For high and low tides at the follow
ins pointe subtract times indicated
from the above:
Annapolis, 3'/« hours: Bloody Point
Light. 4'/, hours: Colonial Beach. 6
hours; Deale. 4(4 hours; Solomons
Island. 8H hours, and Point Lookout.
7(4 hours.
The San and the Moon
Rises Beta
Bun. today _ 7:25 a.m. 5:10 p.m.
Sun. tomorrow. 7:25a.m. 5:11 o.m.
Moon, today . 5:53 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
(4 hour after sunset.
River Report
Potomac River clear at Harpers
Ferry and clear at Great Falla.
Shenandoah clear at Harpers Ferry.
Temperatures far Yesterday
Midnight 35 Noon 46
4 a.m. 34 4 p.m. 50
8 a.m. 35
Record Temperataros for the Tear
Highest. S 3, on January 6.
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CHEER UP, FELLA
Dennis Keene, 11 months old, looks as if the
New World is too much for him as he arrives
in New York on a liner from Europe. With
his mother, Dennis will travel to Georgia
where his soldier-father is stationed.—AP
Wirephoto.
Marine Pilot in Mystery
Held Mentally Sound
QUANTICO, Va., Jan. 14 (AP).—A medical examiner has
found that a Marine pilot who disappeared for nine days after
his plane crashed is mentally and physically sound.
An investigation is underway to determine if the pilot,
Capt. Ernest C. Brace. 29. violated military regulations re
garding unauthorized absences and failing to promptly re-
port plane crashes.
His T-28 trainer crashed
January 3 in a cornfield on
the north edge of the Choptank
River, across from the Eastern
Shore town of Cambridge, Md.
Unshaven and wearing civil
ian clothes, he surrendered to
the FBI on Friday in Baltimore.
James J. Kelly, special agent in
charge of the Baltimore FBI
office, said Capt. Brace had
stayed In waterfront hotels.
Capt. Brace told the FBI his
plane was not functioning
properly when he bailed out.
Searchers found a flight suit
stuffed in to a bush along the
river Thursday and the FBI was
called into the case then.
Capt. P. A. A. St. Amour, a
military lawyer, was named
counsel for Capt. Brace. An
other military attorney. Lt. Col.
J. M. Rouse, will conduct the
investigation.
Another routine investiga
tion, conducted in the crash of
Flemming Quits, Gets
Eisenhower's Praise
President Eisenhower yester
day accepted the resignations
of four more of his executives,
including Secretary of Welfare
s. Fleipmlng.
The others are Edward Foss
Wilson, Assistant Secretary, of
Welfare: Karl O. Harr. Jr., a
White House assistant; and
Perry W. Morton, an Assistant
Attorney General.
AU the resignations are ef
fective next Friday when Mr.
Elsenhower leaves office.
Mr. Eisenhower, in l an ex
change of letters made public
by the White House, bestowed
Lowe.t, 22. on January 10.
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Month 1081 1980 Norm. Rae. Tr.
January 0.60 3M 3.24 7.83 '37
February .... j. 33 2.44 8.84 ’M
Mareh.. .... 208 3.03 8.84 '9l
April... .... 3.15 306 9.13 ’B9
May 4.35 3.98 10.69 ’53
June .... 2.55 3.41 10.94 *OO
July ... 4.61 4.26 11.06 ’45
August. .... 4.13 4.75 14.41 ‘2B
Bepte*ber .... 4.17 4.12 17.45 ’34
October .... 2.54 2.85 8.81 *37
Nove'ber .... 099 2.73 7.18 ’77
Deceber .... 243 2.61 7.56 ’Ol
Temaeratares la Various Cities
Abilene 59 .15 Knoxville 52 44
Albany 45 34 Little Rock 55 44
Albuouerque 47 24 Los Angeles 81 54
Alpena 3'> "2 Louisville 47 40
Amarillo 52 2.3 Marquette 25 18
Asheville 48 43 Memphis 51 47
Atlanta 50 42 Meridian 53 49
At'ntlc City 54 34 Miami B'ch 80 68
Baltimore 51 31 Milwaukee 36 24
Billings 54 35 Mob. St. P'l 27 11
Birmingham 52 46 Mobile 57 49
Bismarck 34 20 Montg’m'ry 53 411
Boise 52 36 Montreal 42 27
Boston 56 40 Nashville 50 43
Brownsville TH 44 New Orleans 65 55
Buffalo 40 32 New York 50 42
Burlinston 41 29 Norfolk 58 40
C.Hatteras 63 53 Okla. City 44 36
Charleston 63 53 Omaha 23 20
Charlotte 52 45 Philadelphia 48 36
Chattanoosa 52 43 Phoenix 71 33
Cheyenne 40 19 Pittsburgh 49 30
Chicago 39 35 P'tl’nd.Ores. 57 50
glncinnatl 52 40 Raleigh 58 44
leveland 4 4 34 Rapid Citv 43 22
Detroit 311 33 Richmond Hl 33
El Paso 56 26 St. Louis 46 36
Fort Worth 51 3ft B.Lake City 46 23
Fresno 42 3» San Diego 75 47
Galveston 111 44 S.Franclsco 48 43
Harrisburg 41 27 Savannah 65 58
Houston 63 42 Seattle 57 47
lnd.'nanolls 4ft 32 Shreveport 62 48
Jackson fift 40 Tampa 72 63
Jacks’nvllle 69 59 Wichita 34 31
Kansas City 37 32 Wilmington 65 52
Key West 79 6(1 Yuma 77 44
I any airplane, is also in prog
i ress here.
Capt. Brace Is restricted to
i an area within a 5-mile radius
of the Marine installation here.
Findings of the investiga
-1 tions wiU be forwarded to
Capt. Brace’s commanding offi
cer. Col. J. H. Buckner, and
the Marine Corps School com
manding officer, Lt. Gen. E. W.
Snedeker. They wiU decide on
any future action.
Capt. Brace was reunited
Friday with his wife, Patricia.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cary
E. Brace, live in Ray, Ariz.
The flier received the dis
tinguished Flying Cross, the
Air Medal with three stars and
a Navy unit citation for his
Korean service. He was attend
ing a nine-nionth course for
career officers at Quantico and
was keeping up his flight profi
ciency at the time of the
crash.
warm praise on Mr. Flemming
for his leadership of the Gov
ernment's newest cabinet de
partment.
In a “Dear Arthur” letter,
Mr. Eisenhower wrote:
“The 'dramatic progress in
raising the level of health, edu
cation and economic security,
through the broad programs
administered by the Depart
ment of Health, Education and
Welfare under your leadership,
is a monumental tribute to your
organizational skill, under
standing of human problems
and ability to see a Job
through.”
Mr. Eisenhower said that
since the Welfare Department
was created in 1953, the Na
tion's medical research and
health facilities have been sig
nificantly expanded, major im
provements have been made in
fighting air and water pollution
and social-security coverage
has been broadened and bene
fits increased.
The President singled out the
National Defense Education
Act of 1958, which provides a
system of loans and grants to
bolster teaching of science,
mathematics and education and
to aid college students. The act,
Mr. Eisenhower said, “has al
ready become a landmark in
the history of American edu
cation.”
Mr. Flemming, in submitting
his resignation, told Mr. Eisen
hower:
“There is no question in my
mind but that your administra
tion will be recorded as one of
the Nation’s greatest when
viewed from the point of view
of its contribution to the wel
fare of our people and the peo
ples of other nations and from
the point of view of its contri
bution to peace with justice."
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Bishop Urges
Cuba to Fight
Communism
HAVANA, Jan. 14 (AP).
Archbishop Enrique Perez Ser
rantes of Santiago has Issued
* new pastoral letter urging
all Christians in Cuba to rally
for a new struggle against
communism.
The Roman Catholic prelate’s
appeal was directed at Chris
tians outside his own church.
Although Cuba Is predominant
ly Catholic, church attendance
is traditionally low among the
peasantry who now provide
Prime Minister Fidel Castro’s
largest internal support.
The letter was drafted on
the eve of Epiphany— January
6—but copies reached Havana
only today. Those who brought
it said it probably had been
read in the churches of Oriente
Province already, although not
by the aging and ailing arch
bishop in person.
Archbishop Perez Serrantes,
77, has repeatedly challenged
the Cuban government’s at
tacks on the Catholic chuch.
His letter appeared to answer
the Castro challenge of “with
our revolution or against it”
by declaring: “with Christ or
against Christ.”
"We write so many pasto
rals,” the outspoken prelate
said, “because it is the only
vehicle of publicity left to us
now that the press, radio and
television constitute a luxury
exclusively reserved for those
who fight us.”
“It is certain that we fight
communism,” he wrote. "If it
ever existed for us. at this
time of life the hour of fear
has passed.”
He Insisted that his struggle
against communism in Cuba
has no foreign support and is
“not in the spirit of counter
revolutionaries nor partisans.”
“We fight because we know
that today there exist in the
world only two fronts face to
face,” the lettter said. "One is
composed of those who are dis
posed to give their lives for
Christ . . . the other of those
who consciously or uncon
sciously are trying to eliminate
God and erase him from human
Itie.”
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BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan.
14 (AP).—The Belgian govern
ment today said it will sus
pend without pay all state and
public service workers who
continue their strike Monday
against the government's pro
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