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THS WEATHER: itX
District and vicinity—lntermittent snow
ending tonight, low 32 in city and 30'in
suburbs. Cloudy tomorrow, high about 40.
High and low temperatures of last 24 hours:
High, 41, at 7 am. yesterday; low, 33, at
6 am. today.
109 th Year. No. 16. Rhone LI. 3-5000
Signals Hint Survivors in Tower
Hope Revived
That All 28
Are Not Lost
Destroyer Reports
Sonar Contact at
Collapse Scene
NEW YORK. Jan. 1C (AP).—
Cryptic underwater sounds
hinted today there may be sur
vivors trapped beneath the sea
in compartments of a storm
wrecked Air Force radar tower.
The huge structure, out in
the Atlantic 80 miles southeast
of New York City, vanished in
a raging sea last night.
Hope that some of the 2(T
men on the tower may still be
alive came today when the de
stroyer McCaffery picked up
"tapping noises” on its sonar
equipment near the site of the
vanished tower.
“Exchanged tapping signals,”
the destroyer radioed the Coast
Guard here. "Now has heard
what may be human voice over
sonar. Definite possibility sur
vivors trapped in tower struc
ture.”
Tries to Send Divers Down
The destroyer said it was at
tempting to send down divers
to probe the underwater re
mains of the tower.
Sonar is an underwater
sound-detection system.
“Structure is entirely below
surface depth,” the message
said. “Request all possible sal
vage assistance earliest.”
Previously more than 14
hours after the ocean-bound
structure collapsed, the Coast
Guard had said chances for
any survivors were "very slim.”
The huge, tripod-shaped plat
form, one of three air-defense
radar stations erected on pilings
far out at sea, apparently was
smashed last night in a howl
ing gale and towering waves.
Wreckage Is Found
Rescue ships, probing the
storm through the night, found
wreckage In the area, and *
dawn came, the body of one
man in a life jacket floating
in a mass of debris.
“I don’t think they had much
of a chance in the sea out there
last night,” said Lt. Comdr.
Moses E. Walker, pilot of a
Coast Guard plane that flew
over the site.
“The waves were 40 feet
high.” he said. “At times we
were close enough to see white
caps. . . . Once we spotted a
large object in the water but
it disappeared before we could
determine what it was.
"The tower had completely
vanished.”
He said his plane descended
to 700 feet above the tower
See TOWER, Page A-10

U. S. Embargoes
Travel to Cuba
By Americans
By the Associated Preu
The United States today
banned travel to Cuba by
Americans because it can no
longer provide protection to
Americans there.
The travel embargo takes ef
fect in about 48 hours.
An exception is provided for
persons whose travel to Cuba
is regarded by the State De
partment as “being in the best
interests of the United States.”
This includes newsmen, and
businessmen with previously
established interests in Cuba.
A similar off-limits ban now
applies to four Communist
countries with which the
United States has no diplo
matic relations: Red China,
Albania, North Korea and
North Viet Nam.
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This is how the Texas Tower looked a few days ago, 80 miles southeast
of New York, before it was wrecked in a fierce gale. The photo was made
through the periscope of the submarine USS Sablefish.—AP Wirephoto.
Leddy Selected
As Dillon Aide
Kennedy Polishes
Inaugural Address
By GARNETT D. HORNER
•Ur SUH Writer
PALM BEACJj, Fla., Jan. 16.
day named John M. Leddy. 48,
a career Government official,
to be Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury Jtor .International Af
fairs.
Mr. Leddy has been closely
associated for the last few yean
with C. Douglas Dillon. Secre
tary of the Treasury-designate,
serving as special assistant to
Mr. Dillon while he was Under
secretary of State in the Eisen
hower administration.
Meanwhile. Mr. Kennedy was
said to be making “substantial
progress" toward completion of
the inaugural address he will
deliver just after he is sworn
in as President at the Capitol
Friday noon.
Theodore Sorensen, long-time
associate who will be Mr. Ken
nedy's special counsel in the
White House, flew to Palm
Beach last night to help him
polish the inaugural address to
day.
4 Named to HEW
The Rev. Billy Graham,
Protestant evangelist who ap
peared on a Columbia (8. C.)
platform with Vice President
Nixon during the election cam
paign, and Senator Smathers,
Democrat of Florida, were
luncheon guests of the Presi
dent-elect at his father’s sea
side villa here today.
In announcements last night,
Mr. Kennedy named four men
to high posts in the Health,
Education and Welfare De
partment. The Undersecretary
post remains the key job to be
filled in that department. The
latest HEW appointmets were:
Wilbur Cohen, 47, professor
of public administration at the
University of Michigan, who
helped draft the original social
security legislation and re
mained with the Social Secur
ity Administration (now in
HEW) until 1956. to be Assist-
See KENNEDY, Page A-5
Wet Snow Pelts Area,
But Slows to Flutter
A wet snowfall pelted the
Washington area this morning,
but slowed down to occasional
flakes later in the day.
There was little accumula
tion and forecasters expected
the snow to stop by nightfall,
with the temperature dropping
to 32 in the city and 30 in
the suburbs.
About an inch of snow ac
cumulated in. Montgomery
County during the night. How
ever, in the District and Vir
ginia, most of the snow was
melting as it fell and highways
were slick but not covered.
William A. Xanten, District
sanitation director, had his
crews out early this morning
to keep a wary eye on the Po
tomac River bridges. The Dis
trict’s emergency snow plans
were not invoked, however.
Looking ahead, forecasters
couldn’t see very clearly what
to expect on Friday, Inaugura
tion Day. The five-day fore-
W Stenina
y J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION /w Q-Z
I Committee OKs Day
As Postmaster General
Nominee Not Ready to Talk of Deficit;
Brawley Wins Approval as Deputy
By J. A. O’LEARY
•tar Staff Writer
Another member of the Kennedy cabinet won quick ap
■ proval today when the Senate Post Office Committee voted
' a favorable advance report on J. Edward Day lar Postmaster
' General.
The committee also approved unanimously the selection
’ of its own staff director, H. W. Brawley, to be Deputy Post-
master General. This is the first
r Kennedy appointment below
1 the cabinet level to win ap
. proval.
, Only two members of the
> cabinet still await Senate hear
. tags. They are Robert S. Mc
• Namara for Secretary of De
fense and Luther B. Hodges
} for Secretary of Commerce.
I Both are expected to win com
f mittee approval before In
l auguration Day.
I Higher Mail Rates Asked
Mr. Day was not ready to
f tell the committee what he
’ will do about the postal deficit,
i estimated at 8850 million for
i fiscal 1962.
In his final budget message
today President Eisenhower
again recommended Increased
postal rates to take care of
( the deficit, but Congress has
’ been reluctant to take this ac
tion in the last two years.
Mr. Day said he will give
. priority to a study of this prob
, lem. but has not had a chance
■ to confer with President-elect
. Kennedy about possible solu
. tions. He said he would see if
there are any dollar savings
, that could be made in the
t postal service and hopes to have
, recommendations soon.
Aware of Dispute Area
Mr. Day also told the com
mittee he is aware that there is
a vast area of dispute as to
how much of the deficit re
i suits from public service func
-1 tions the Post Office Depart-
I ment is required to perform,
' apart from the delivery of
postage bearing mail.
i Committee Chairman John
ston, Democrat of South Caro
i Una, urged both Mr. Day and
cast Issued today said “little if
any precipitation until late in
the five-day period, and this is
uncertain.”
Few traffic mishaps were re
ported in the Washington area
this morning but bridges were
slick and the flow of cars was
slower than usual.
Traffic was slowed to a crawl
on Shirley highway in nearby
Virginia during the morning
rush hour.
Icy conditions on Military
road between Beach drive and
Sixteenth street N.W. this
morning precipitated a nine
car chain reaction traffic acci
dent in which five persons were
reported injured. Police on the
scene closed Military road on
both sides of Sixteenth street
for a half hour about 8 a.m.
and called for sand to put on
the slick road.
Slippery spots were reported
between here and Annapolis,
and in Wheaton and Upper
Marlboro, Md.
WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 1961—44 PAGES
Mr. Brawley to make a care
ful study of the cost of the
many services the Post Office
Department performs for other
branches of the Government
before deciding how much of
the deficit should be taken
care of through postal rate in
creases.
Jack Is Given
Suspended
Sentence
NEW YORK. Jan. 16 (AP).
Hulan E. Jack, Manhattan
borough president, was given
a one-year suspended sentence
today for conspiracy and viola
tion of the city charter in a
|4,000 apartment - remodeling
deal.
General Sessions Court
Judge Joseph A. Sarafite used
such terms as "betrayal of
trust” and “great wrongs” in
excoriating the city official be
fore passing sentence.
The sentencing automatically
cost Jack his 825,000-a-year
post, highest municipal office
in the Nation held by a Negro.
Jack was sentenced to one
year for conspiracy and one
year for violation of the city
charter. Both terms, which
would have run concurrently,
were suspended.
His attorney, Carson De Witt
Baker, made several unsuccess
ful motions to have the con
victions set aside. Judge Sara
fite, however, said the verdict
“was amply sustained by the
evidence.”
Judge Sarafite told Jack he
had "flouted the standards”
of the borough president’s of
fice and "debased the high of
fice entrusted to you by the
people.”
He said the borough presi
dent’s "transgressions had been
widely publicized in two trials”
and that he saw no point in
jailing him.
Sentence on a third count,
of charter violation, also has
suspended.
Wertieb Named
Commissioner
Sam Wertieb, 50, for six
years clerk to the United States
Commissioner here, today was
appointed United States Com
missioner by the fudges of bis
trict Court. He suceeds the late
James F. Splain.
The appointment of Mr.
Wertieb, of 1926 Lebanon
street, Adelphi, Md., was an
nounced by Chief District Court
Judge David A. Pine following
a meeting of the judges.
Mr. Wertieb was sworn in
and immediately went to work
in his new job.
Eisenhower Presents
$80.9 Billion Budget
$287.5 Million
Record Budget
Asked for D. C.
Deficit Involved
Despite Proposed
Tax Increases
By SAM EASTMAN
•tsr Staff Writer
Congress today was asked to
approve a record $287.5 million
spending program for the Dis
trict. which city officials hope
to finance through four tax
raises, a higher Federal pay
ment and more borrowing.
The city’s proposed budget
for the fiscal year beginning
next July 1, submitted to Con
gress by the White House, car
ries a $16.2 million deficit.
The Commissioners hope to
close this spending-revenue gap
by enactment of proposed tax
increases. If this legislation
does not clear Congress, the
District would freeze $16.2 mil
lion earmarked for public
works projects—sl3.2 million
from building construction and
$3 million from sanitary engi
neering funds.
PabUe Works Setback
This alternative budget-bal
ancing move—an indefinite
deferral in committing any of
the money to the projects—
would deal the city’s public
works program a major setback,
according to District Budget
Officer David P. Herman.
City officials have not made a
final decision on the specific
construction items that would
'be delayed.
The proposed $287,453,188
budget is $27.4 million higher
than the estimated total spend
ing figure for the current fiscal
period excluding this year’s
appropriation for the Potomac
River sewer line. Although the
$25.2 million for the sewer line
is carried in the District bud
get, it is all Federal money.
Proposed Tax Increases
In a draft bill sent to Con
gress on Friday, the Commis
sioners recommended:
1. An increase in the general
sales tax from 2 to 3 per cent.
2. A raise in the cigarette
tax from 2 to 3 cents a pack
age.
3. Doubling the $1.50-a-bar
rel wholesale beer levy.
4. Increasing the wholesale
liquor tax from $1.25 to $1.50
a gallon.
These four tax boosts would
bring in an additional $12.1
million a year. The sales tax
increase would yield an extra
$9 million, the cigarette tax
increase $1.3 million, the beer
tax. $700,000, and the alcohol,
$l.l million.
In addition, the Commission
ers asked that business firms
See D. C. BUDGET, Page A-6
CfNTURy OF /NAUGUMT/ONS
At 105, She Recalls Lincoln
Mrs. Nettie Moulden remem
bers watching a lanky Repub
lican from Illinois ride down
Pennsylvania avehue to be
sworn in as President. Not
many people can remember
that. His name was Lincoln.
Mrs. Moulden would like to
turn out for John F. Kennedy’s
Inaugural Parade, but she'll be
106 years old February 1, and
this has slowed her down a bit.
On Friday she’ll have to
settle for listening to the bapd
music over television at her
home. 1530 Rhode Island ave
nue N.E. Her eyesight failed
when she was 102, and she can’t
walk.
Besides, Mrs. Moulden views
the incoming Democratic ad
ministration with partisan mis
givings.
"Once a Republican, always
a Republican,” she said firmly
yesterday as she reminisced
about a century of inaugura
tions. The only ones she has
missed seeing were Franklin D.
Roosevelt’s second and Presi
dent Eisenhower’s in 1957.
“I sure hate to see Ike leave,
because he’s been very good to
me,” Mrs. Moulden She
met President Elser -*r at
$41.8 Billion Asked
For Armed Forces
Eisenhower Request Is $BlO Million
Under Top Korean War Spending
By RICHARD FRYKLUND
Star Staff Writer
President Eisenhower pushed his military budget to
another record peacetime high today, asking Congress for
$41.8 billion in new appropriations and outlining expendi
tures of $42.9 billion.
The new spending level, $1.4 billion above this year’s, will
be within $BOO million of the
most expensive year of the
Korean war, fiscal 1953.
Built-in spending increases
carried in this budget indicate
next January's budget will go
up again—to more than $44
billion— without any of the
additions to our defensive
strength promised during Pres
ident-elect Kennedy's cam
paign.
Today’s budget will have no
official standing in the new
administration. Mr. Kennedy
could throw it away and start
all over again.
But actually 90 per cent or
more of the military budget
is non-controversial and will
probably be left intact. The dis
puted 10 per cent—including
big weapons and research proj
ects—were promised a new look
and some strengthening by the
incoming administration.
Mr. Eisenhower planned no
Increases in military manpower
and only a few small cuts in
Qin non Attacks Budget
As Inept, Inaccurate'
House Appropriations Com
mittee Chairman Cannon today
[ attacked President Eisenhower’s
latest budget and all previous
Eisenhower money proposals.
! “These budgets have been
! singularly inept and inaccurate
■ |.in their estimates of surplus
and in the amounts they pro
pose to Congress,” said Mr.
Cannon.
He told the House that
President Eisenhower left the
Nation “with the largest and
most unmanageable debt any
Nation ever has know while re
ceiving the largest revenues
ever received by this or any
Nation.”
Saying that the Eisenhower
budget presumed a surplus of
’ $1.5 million—“l want to em
-1 phasize the word presume”—
Representative Cannon added
that experience had taught him
that no prediction of a budget
surplus had been accurate in an
Eisenhower budget.
t “This certainly is true in the
latest budget,” he said. “This
. budget violates every rule of
prudence to hedge
■ deficits and to provide for un
> foreseen national emergencies.”
i The Eisenhower administra-
MRS. NETTIE MOULDEN
—Star Staff Photo
the White House on her 100th
birthday in 1955.
It wasn't her first trip to the
White House. Her father, Job
W. Angus, was superintendent
of the Capitol and the White
House during Lincoln’s ad
ministration.
“Mrs. Lincoln was wonderful
to me,” she recalled. “She came
out on the porch one time when
Night Final
Horn* Delivered:
Doily ond Sundoy, per month, 125
fighting units. He conceded
that increased spending was
' necessary, but he still left the
services convinced that the
budget squeeze of the last five
years was, getting tighter. In
flation and the increased cost
of complex new weapons mean
that spending must go up $1.5
to $2 billion a year just to stay
even, military men say.
There were no surprises in
the budget—no interesting new
weapons indicated, no contro
versial cuts. It carried forward
existing programs and trends
and followed the Eisenhower
philosophy of a consistent de
fense posture, unpanicked by
shifts in the cold-war atmos
phere. The share of money
given to each service remained
the same as last year.
The most prominent trends
this year were toward more
( spendtai for limited war and
■ for anti-submarine warfare,
i 8m DEFENSE, Page A-7
tion levied "war taxes” in addi
tion to receiving nominally in
creasing revenues and still has
spent more than the Govern
ment has taken in, Mr. Can
non maintained.
House Republican Leader
Halleck told Mr. Cannon that
"you will get plenty of sup
port from Republicans” in cut
ting expenses. He challenged
House Democrats to oppose ex
travagant spending.
“I do not know what the new
administration will propose in
budget programs,” he said,
“but if the reported recom
mendations of Kennedy task
forces are correct, then Dick
Nixon was right in his cam
paign charge that the Kennedy
promises could add $l3 billion
to the budget.”
Japan Sets Record
TOKYO, Jan. 16 (AP).—
Japan’s foreign trade hit a
record high in 1960 with $4.05
billion in exports and $4.49
billion in imports, the finance
ministry reports.
I was waiting for Papa in the
wagon and gave me some
cookies.” Mrs. Moulden met
Mr. Lincoln several times.
“President Grant and his
sons treated me royally too.”
said Mrs. Moulden. who knew
the Grant family. “Mrs. (Gro
ver) Cleveland treated me won
derfully too,” she said.
With the exception of Mr.
Eisenhower, she said, "I don't
care much one way or the other
for people in politics these
days.”
Nevertheless, Mrs. Moulden
wouldn’t do without having the
latest political news read to her
by Mrs. Edna Gaither. 76, and
Mrs. Louise Mayes, 78, with
whom she lives.
“She followed the November
election very closely," said Mrs.
Mayes. "She’ also wants to hear
all the latest shootings and
robberies. When we get to the
end of the paper, she usually
things there must be more.”
Mrs. Moulden said she hopes
to be around to see the Repub
licans make a presidential
comeback in 1964. And she
looks forward to her birthday
party in February.
“I figure I’m a right good old
woman for 106,” she said with
a wry grin.
Late Naw York Markets, Pago A-23
Challenges ;
Kennedy to 1
Avert Deficit
By LEE M. COHN
•tar stall Writer
President Eisenhower-sent a
balanced $80.9 billion budget to
Congress today, challenging
President-elect Kennedy to ■'
match his fiscal “integrity”
and “self-discipline.”
All signs indicate that Mr.
Kennedy considers the Eisen
hower budget unrealistic and “
expects to run a deficit. By
maintaining .that a deficit
would hurt the Nation, the out
going President has maneu
vered his successor into a tight
spot and created a major poll- m
tical issue.
Mr. Eisenhower’a Federal *
budget plan the yardstick
against which Republicans will r
measure Mr. Kennedy's per
formance-calls for:
Expenditures $80,865,030,- S
000 in fiscal 1962, the year *
starting next July 1, up from an
estimated $78,945,000,000 in the ■
current .fiscal year and topping i
last year's outlay of $76,539,-
000,000.
Revenues—sB2,333,ooo,ooo in
fiscal 1962, up from an esti
mated $79,024,000,000 this year -
and $77,763,000,000 last year.
Surplus $1,468,000,000 in
fiscal 1962, up from s7s million J
this year and $1,224,000,000 "
last year. »
Public Debt—s2B3.4 billion at t
the end of fiscal 1962 on June ?
30, 1962, down from $284.9 bil- >
lion on June 30. 1961. and F
$286,331,000,000 last June 30.
Argues for Balancing
President Eisenhower, call- £
ing his budget “progressive *
and workable,” made this argu- f
ment for balancing the budget:
“Sound fiscal policies and
balanced budgets will sustain
sound economic growth and, <
eventually, will make possible
a reduced tax burden ... If, *
however, we deliberately run £
the Government by credit J
cards, improvidently spending >
today at the expense of to- ’’
morrow, we will break faith i
with the American people and ”
their children, and with those -
joined with us in freedom 'J
throughout the world.”
Balanced budgets, he con- *
tinued, “help foster nonin
flationary prosperity at home >
and strengthen confidence in
the dollar abroad.”
Douglas Dillon, who will
be Treasury Secretary in
the Kennedy administration, '
apparently reflected the Pres- -
ident-elect’s views when he
said last week that he doubted 1
the fiscal 1962 budget would
be balanced. Mr. Eisenhower’s *
forecast of balance in fiscal
1961 also is considered very
iffy. _ "
Disagrees on Revenue
Skepticism about the Presi
dent’s budget stems largely “
from arguments about the state -
of the economy. Mr. Eisen- 7
hower expects a substantial
economic upturn early this «
year, and so forecasts a sharp -
increase in tax revenues. Mr. *
Dillon and other advisers to *
the President-elect are leas ?
See BUDGET, Page A-7 ‘
RIBICOFF HOPEFUL
ON HEALTH FIGHT
ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, th* incom
ing Stcratory of H«nlth, Education
and .Welfare, takes an optimistic
view of the chances of solving th*
continuing battle over medical care
for the aged. David S. Broder, Star
staff writer, reports on the Connec
ticut Governor in today's installment
of a series on the new Cabinet, on
Rage A-10.
STAY-AT-HOMES on Inaugural
Day can mark the occasion with
their own gala television parties for
the neighbors. Violet Faulkner, the
Star's food editor, suggests a few
versatile menus on Page B-8.
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