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District and vicinity—Fair tonight, low
about 32. Considerable sunshine tomorrow ’
and mild. High and low temperatures of
last 24 hours: High, 48, at 2 p.m. today;
low, 34, at 5:30 am. today.
109th Year. No. 17. Phone LI. 3-5000
D. C. Suffrage
Is Ratified
By New York
Unanimous Vote
Makes State 4th
To Pass Measure
New York today became the
fourth State to ratify a pro
posed amendment to the Con
stitution to permit residents
of the District to vote in presi
dential elections.
The Assembly approved the
measure unanimously today.
Picture on Page l-l
The State Senate had given its
unanimous approval last night.
Thirty-eight States in all
must ratify the amendment be
fore it becomes effective.
The amendment already had
been ratified by Hawaii, Massa
chusetts and New Jersey.
Both houses of the Maryland
Legislature have approved the
amendment but have not rati
fied it formally.
Meanwhile, Sturgis Warner,
a vice chairman of Citizens
for the Presidential Vote, an
nounced yesterday that bills
have been introduced in the
State legislatures of Oregon,
California and Colorado.
Mr. Warner also said that
he believed two more States
would ratify the amendment in
the next 10 days. He would
not reveal the States, how
ever because it might bring
“bad httk."
Speculation had centered on
Wisconsin and West Virginia,
in addition to New York and
Maryland, as being close to
The citizens committee held
a reception in its new head
quarters at 1218 Connecticut
avenue N.W., at which Mr.
Warner spoke.
Nine Killed
When T rain
Hits Truck
MAGNOLIA, Mias., Jan. 17
(AP).—The passenger train
City of New Orleans, speeding
through Magnolia en route to
Chicago at about 80 miles per
hour, rammed into a gasoline
truck at a whistle stop crossing
today, killing nine persons and
injuring six others.
The streamliner streaked 300
yeards after smashing into the
truck, with flames sweeping
the length of its nine cars.
Illinois Central authorities
said the train was not due to
stop in Magnolia, about 100
miles north of New Orleans.
The truck driver, they said,
apparently did not hear the
train or realize it was ap
The dead were J. A. (Jimmy)
Livingston, the engineer from
McComb, Miss.; Fireman John
Collins, Truck Driver Morris
Piggott. Percy Nelson, Bob
Gwin, Prentiss Jackson, Hans
Johns and Charles Hughes, all
freight yard employes, and one
other unidentified yard em
The IC track splits the down
town section of Magnolia, a
community of about 2,200.
Flaming gasoline from the ex
plosion spewed over the workers
unloading grain from three
freight cars and onto one ware
house. The cars and the ware
house were badly burned.
Railroad spokesmen said
there were no reports of pas
senger injuries.
There is a red and white
sign at the crossing, witnesses
said, making a stop at the
cross mandatory under State
law. But there were no flash
ing lights or cross bars.
Heel Puts Off Arrest
LONDON, Jan. 17 (AP).—
Joan Allen, 29, was held for
trial after walloping a police
man with the heel of her shoe.
The officer was hospitalized
three days. He had tried to
arrest Mrs. Alien's husband.
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McNamara Is Willing
To Restrict Trust Fund
Defense Stock Purchases Barred;
Committee Indicates No Objections
Star Staff Writer
Robert S. McNamara, President-elect Kennedy’s choice
for Secretary of Defense, today told Congress he would
change his personal trust fund plan to insure that he would
own stocks only in companies having no business dealings
with the Defense Department.
Mr. McNamara appeared today before the Senate Armed
Services Committee for an in
formal pre-nomination hear
ing. Committee Chairman Rus
sell, Democrat of Georgia, said
the committee wanted to act
now and not wait for the for
mal nomination.
Senators questioned Mr. Mc-
Namara at length about his
McNamara Gets in Jam With Or
ganized Labor. Page A-6
proposed trust, realized from
the sale of about $1.5 million
worth of Ford Motor Co. stock.
The trust is intended to comply
with laws barring conflict of
interest of Government em
ployes and to avoid losing large
sums of money—as has hap
pened to previous cabinet mem
Favorable Action Seen
The committee did not take
formal action on the proposed
nomination, but comments by
committee members indicated
there would be no objections
once the problem of his trust
fund is disposed of.
The Senate, meanwhile,
agreed to meet briefly Friday
after the swearing-in of Mr.
Kennedy to formally receive
his cabinet nominations.
Another meeting will be held at
10 am. Saturday to act on
The Armed Services Com
mittee also asked brief ques
tions of Roswell L. Gilpatric.
McNamara Is Affable
In F iscal Chit-Chat
Star Staff Writer
today, that Robert 8. McNa
mara, erstwhile president of
the Ford Motor Company, is a
tycoon of “the public be
damned" type. He seems to
come from the school that says
“the customer is always right.”
Nor could anyone conclude
that the Secretary of Defense
designate is a belligerent man.
He showed not the slightest
fight as Senators pressed him
on the “conflict of interest”
aspects of his case.
The members of the Armed
Service Committee, in fact ex
hibited only a minimum inter
est in Mr. McNamara’s quali
fications to lead our military
establishment in the cold war.
They just wanted to look at his
bank book.
Lots of Advice
A boyish, snub-nosed, black
haired 44, Mr. McNamara was
equable through his brief ex
amination at the hands of the
Senators. He has that nerve
lessness that has been the hall
mark of the new frontiersmen
who have passed before the
Senate in assembly line fashion
in the past week.
Mr. McNamara had antici
pated the clash on the matter
of his great riches; but he could
hardly have expected the rich
variety of investment counsel-
Judge Carrico Named
To Virginia High Court
RICHMOND, Jan. 17 (Spe
cial)—Circuit Judge Harry L.
Carrico of Fairfax today was
appointed to the Virginia Su
preme Court of Appeals, which
is the State’s highest court.
Gov. Almond selected him ’
from among three candidates
recommended by the Virginia
State Bar Association to fill a
vacancy created by the death
of Justice Willis D. Miller.
Gov. Almond said Judge
Carrico "possesses pre-eminent
He said he felt certain Chief
Justice John W. Eggleston
would be anxious for Juge Car
rico to qualify as soon as pos
sible because only six justices
are now available to handle
the court's business.
Asked about an appointment
to fill the vacancy in the 18th
Judicial Court, Gov. Almond
said he would have to wait un
til Judge Carrico resigned that
post and the Supreme Court
certifies the’necessity for filling
it. Judge Carrico is third judge
of the circuit.
The announcement came as 1
Gov. Almond prepared to leave
today for Washington where he
will remain through Friday for
the inauguration.
Judge Carrico, 44. is among
the youngest justices ever ap
pointed to the court. He has
spent most of his professional
life on the bench. He became
a judge the year after he was
graduated from law school gnd
Mr. Kennedy’s choice for
Deputy Secretary of Defense,
and Elvis J. Stahr, jr., to be
Secretary of the Army. Both
assured the committee they
would comply with all details
of the conflict-of-interest
laws and that they would
serve as long as Mr. Kennedy
wished and as long as they
thought they were doing good
Mr. Gilpatric was Under
secretary of the Air Force from
1951 to 1953 and was a mem
ber of the Symington commit
tee on defense reorganization.
Dr. Stahr has been president
of West Virginia University
for two years. He is a Rhodes
scholar and a lawyer.
Committee members said
they were impressed by the
records of both' men.
Old Law Cited
Mr. McNamara. 44-year-old
former president of Ford, had
proposed turning all of his
money over to a trustee for in
vestment. He would have no
knowledge of the stocks bought,
he said, so his personal holdings
could have no influence on his
decisions as Secretary of De
Senator Harry F. Bryd,
Democrat of Virginia, told Mr.
McNamara, however, that a
legal opinion prepared for the
committee said his plan prob-
See McNAMARA, Page A-6
ling that was tendered him by
the members of the Armed
Services Committee. No one
that MWlto the Biblical in
junction that he should sell all
he possessed and give to the
poor, but it almost come to that.
“I have come here," he said,
“with the stated purpose of
avoiding conflict of interest. I
believe I have gone beyond the
point that any person previously
appointed has gone.
"Not further than Mr. .Wil
son," said Senator Byrd. Dem
ocrat of Virginia, recalling to
everyone’s mind the immortal
line of Charles E. Wilson, who
at such a hearing in 1952 said,
“I thought what was good for
the country was good for Gen
eral Motors and vice versa.”
“I believe I have gone con
siderably beyond Mr. Wilson,”
said Mr. McNamara politely.
Hard to Find
He explained that his secu
rities are all in a trust fund
which will be administered
without his knowledge and ad
Mr. McNamara said he had
told his financial counselor
that he would prefer that the
money not be put in com
panies that are known as
defense stocks doing business
with the Defense Department.
Mr. McNamara said wist
fully that it was somewhat
hard to find companies that
See HEARING, Page A-3
•'' wr
J ‘J
iim /S
has occupied the bench for 12
of the 17 years since.
While attending college and
law school he was law clerk to
the late John R. Fletcher, judge
of the Prince Georges County
(Md.,) Circuit Court and was
later employed by the FBI.
He also was formerly em
ployed by the late Senator
John W. Rust of Fairfax as
title examiner.
The soft - spoken, studious
jurist is one of three presiding
in the Sixteenth Judicial Cir
cuit which includes the cities
See CARRICO, Page A-3
Diver Reports
No Sign of Life
In Tower Debris
Salvage Operations
Resumed at Site of
Sunken Structure
NEW YORK. Jan. 17 (AP).—
A diver who reached the per
sonnel quarters of the storm
sunk radar tower today re
ported he received no response
to taps on the side of the
structure. It had been believed
some men might have survived
in watertight compartments.
Underwater noises, of possi
ble human origin, were re
ported detected in the vicinity
yesterday and early today by
Navy underwater listening de
This gave rise to hopes some
of the 28 men aboard the tower
in the Atlantic might have
managed to remain alive after
the tower collapsed in a storm
Sunday night.
Gets No Response
A diver whose name was not
immediately reported from the
scene came to the surface
shortly before noon and said
he got no response to taps of
his own on the tower structure.
His account was radioed here
by Associated Press photog
rapher Tony Camerano.
But the grim effort at pos
sible rescue continued, with
scores of Navy men and em
ployes of private concerns mar
shaling every resource possible
for the task.
According to the New York
Joumal-American, another
diver coming up about mid
morning said air bubbles were
rising from the underwater
wreckage—another sign there
might have been a chance for
life inside.
Mr. Camerano said under
water tappings had been heard
briefly at 3:45 a.m. today.
However, after the first were
reported yesterday, Navy offi
cials emphasized* that they
may have been due only to
shifting of the wreckage.
Efforts An Renewed
- az r a
at the scene. 80 miles southeast
of New York City, began at
dawn today. At 8:20 a.m. the
Coast Guard here was notified
that there was nothing more
to indicate anyone was alive in
the submerged debris.
The so-called Texas tower
was wrecked by high winds and
stormy seas. One body has since
been recovered and another
sighted but lost.
Divers were forced to halt
their plunges into the cold and
tumultuous Atlantic during the
early morning hours but re
sumed with daylight.
At that time, winds were
about 18 miles an hour but
were expected to rise during
the day. The ocean also had
calmed somewhat.
From the scene came this
“The salvage problem Is to
accurately locate broken-off
legs of the tower and cut them
oft so that salvage vessels may
moor over the tower wreckage
and put divers down continu
ously to work on it.”
50 Feet Below Surface
-Officers believe the tower
was in an upright position,
more than 50 feet below the
Surface. “Luminescent’’ ob
jects. believed radar domes,
were spotted by a diver yes
Despite underwater lights,
the divers found the going
rough as murky water, stirred
by the same storm that wrecked
the tower Sunday night, low
ered visibility and hampered
Two of the tower’s three
“legs” were discovered still
standing—but bent over as if
by some giant hand. One was
10 feet below the surface, and
the other 25 feet below.
These legs will be sheared
off by divers to permit a sal
vage boat carrying a diving
gear to move into position di
rectly over the tower’s position.
The station, not unlike a ship,
had two enclosed decks, con
taining recreation hall, gym
nasium, swimming pool, dining
areas and cabins for personnel.
The 4,300-ton, 67-foot tower
had rested on its tripod sunk
into the ocean botom about 180
feet beneath the surface.
Meanwhile, it was reported
that the $2l million tower, one
of three along the coast, had
See TOWER, Page A-3
ON AIR AT 8:30
Local television and ra
dio stations will carry
President Eisenhower’s
farewell speech from the
White House at 8:30 o'clock
Television stations in
clude WRC-TV (Channel
4) WTOP-TV (Channel
9) and WMAL-TV (Chan
nel 7). A tape recording
of the speech will be tele
cast by WTTG (Channel
5) at 11 p.m.
Radio stations carrying
the broadcast include
700 Troops Stage
Inaugural Preview|
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The Inaugural preview, scaled down to a miniature of the real thing
on Friday, moves into the intersectkii of Fifteenth street and Pennsyl
vania avenue N.W., today with the Capitol in a hazy background. Troops
are the 3d Infantry Fife and Drum Corps in Revolutionary War regalia.
This picture was made with a telephoto lens Star Staff Photo.
Lumumba Flown
To Elisabethville
Congo, Jan. 17 <AP).—Semi
official sources said deposed
Congo Premier Patrice Lu
mumba was flown here today
from Leopoldville under close
They said two other Con
golese officials who had been
U. N. Swedish Soldier* Repel Bolubo
Tribesmen. Poge A-3
jailed in Leopoldville accom
panied him aboard a DC-4
The report came from offi
cials of the Belgian air line
Sabena, who said they saw
the firebrand Congo leader ar
rive. by an official of the local
air force, and by some govern
ment officials commenting un
There was no explanation of
why Mr. Lumumba would be
brought to this capital of seces
sionist Katanga Province, run
by his arch foe, President
Moise Tshombe.
Woman Banker Admits
$2,126,859 Shortage
SIOUX CITY, lowa, Jan. 17
(AP).—United States District
Attorney F. E. Van Alstine
said today that Mrs. Bumice
Iverson Geiger, 58, had ad
mitted embezzling $2,126,859.10
from the Sheldon National
Bank, of which she was assis
tant cashier and director.
He said Mrs. Geiger is now
in the custody of Federal
authorities in Sioux City and
a giand jury will consider the
charges at its next session.
Mrs. Geiger is married. She
and her husband have no
children. She is the daughter
of W. P. Iverson, president of
the bank for the last 45 years.
The bank, Mr. Van Alstine
said, has been closed tem
porarily. Bank officials at
Sheldon said Federal Deposit
Insurance Corp, officials were
on their way and that pay
ments to depositors would
probably be started tomorrow.
Federal Bureau of Investiga
tion agents are investigating
the shortage, officials said.
The FBI arrested Mrs. Geiger.
Just how the reported em
bezzlement was accomplished
officials did not say.
Tug Strikers' Picketing
Hits New York Central
All of Railroad's Services in and Out
Os Grand Central Terminal Halted
NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (AP).—The New York Central
Railroad halted all service in and out of Grand Central
Terminal today because of picketing by striking harbor
craft crewmen employed by railroads.
The Central tie-up forced its 40,000 commuters to seek
other forms of transportation and also halted main line
long-distance runs. The harbor
strike already had cut off ferry
service for 30,000 other com
The maritime men set up
pickets outside Grand Central
Terminal and other railroad i
points yesterday in a new tactic
in their week-long strike against
ferries and tugs.
The Commerce and Industry
Association of New York hit
at the tie-ups as "public be
damned union tactics.”
“She had away of covering
up,” the district attorney said,
“but I can’t give you any
Federal officials declined to
say and Sheldon residents said
they did not know what the
money was used for.
Fred J. Pylman, bank cashier,
said that "apparently there
are some things that examina
tions just don’t reveal.”
First public word of the
bank's troubles came from
Washington, where the FDIC
announced it had taken over
liquidation of the bank. The
FDIC said the bank’s directors
voted last night to turn it over
to the controller of currency for
liquidation. This was because
the shortages would cause the
bank substantial losses.
"As receiver for the closed
bank, the FDIC will liquidate
the bank’s assets in an orderly
manner,” Jesse P. Wolcott,
chairman of the FDIC. said.
"All possible consideration will
be given to the welfare of the
community and the bank’s cus
Night Final
Home Delivered:
Doily and Sunday, per month, 225
The striking unions had no
immediate comment.
Ivan C. McLeod, New York
regional director of the Na
tional Labor Relations Board,
said his office is investigating
the possibility the harbor strik
ers are conduoting illegal sec
ondary boycotts in picketing
away from the waterfront.
He declined to disclose
whether he might go into Fed
eral court to seek an injunc
tion against such picketing.
Whether the maritime unions
would extend their picketing
to the New Haven and Penn
sylvania Railroads, also in
volved in the harbor dispute,
was an open question.
Some Stay Home
A number of Westchester
County commuters served by
the Central formed car pools
and drove to the outling points
of subway lines serving New
York City. Some just stayed
Extra bus service also was
being provided.
Scenes at stations along the
commuter routes were quiet.
Officials of the Central said
I that, while there was no serv
ice in and out of New York,
there "is service in Chicago,
See RAILROAD, Page A-6
Theft of $69,000
At Hotel Reported
NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (AP).
—The theft of $69,000 in cash
from a safe deposit box of the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was re
ported to police today.
The money belonged to
Tawfig Said Tougan from
Trans Jordan, who said he had
brought it to the United States
to invest in several companies
about to be formed. He said
it was mostly in $lOO bills.
Late New York Markets, Page A-15
Crowds Get '
Glimpse of i |
Friday Fete
Star Staff Writer
With bayonets flashing in
the sun and drumbeats echo
ing off the buildings, 700 men
marched down Pennsylvania
avenue today in a rehearsal
of Friday’s Inaugural Parade.
The preview had most of the
elements of color and pageantry *
which Washington and the
Nation will be watching after
John F. Kennedy becomes the
35th President.
For both tourists and Wash
ingtonians alike, the) tryout
set the theme for the round
of parties and receptions,
dances and fireworks displays
which will reach a climax
A car in which Mr. Kennedy •
will ride drove slowly along
the parade route today.
Army Band Marches
As the Army Band—loo
strong—marched smartly
along, pedestrians lined the a
streets, office workers leaned ;
out of windows and police
stood guard at intersections
blocking traffic.
While the soldiers in dress "
uniforms followed the route of
the Presidents, with flags un
furled, the Inaugural Commit- ;
tee announced that a fourth
ball site has been chosen to
accommodate the unprecedent- \
ed demand for tickets.
The new location will be in ,
the Statler-Hilton Hotel, Ed
ward H. Foley, inaugural chair
man, said. The other locations
are the Armory and the May
flower and Sheraton-Park Ho
But Mr.' Foley said no more
Invitations will be mailed for
the ball. The Statler location
will mean that 2,000 people
who already have been ac
cepted will be able to attend.
Gate Another Story
While the ball tickets seem
to be the hottest thing in town,
things aren’t quite the same
for another heralded event—
the star-studded Democratic
The Democratic National
Committee said today that
more than 1,000 tickets for
Thursday night’s Gala in the
Armory still have not been
sold. Tickets are selling at
$lOO each.
At the Capitol this morning
soldiers from Fort Myer gath
ered for the parade rehearsal. n
As they fixed their bayonets
workmen continued hammer- •>
ing and sawing on the grand
stands in the plaza.
With the wave of a green j
flag, used as a code signal, <
the band began playing. The >
march was under way.
It was 10:15 a.m.—ls min- I
utes late. ,
“Court of New Frontier”
Just before 11 o’clock, as the ?
band was playing “The Army
Goes Rolling Along,” the sol
diers passed the reviewing j
stands in front of the White
House, the area which parade [
officials have designated the
"Court of the New Frontier.”
The tryout was held in the *
kind of weather inaugural of- t
See INAUGURAL, Page B-l !
Leftist Japanese Hit
American Aid to Laos
TOKYO, Jan. 17 (AP).— •
Some 3,000 Japanese leftists
rallied in downtown Hibiya
Park today to protest "United -
States armed intervention in
Laos." The demonstrators
marched to the United States
Embassy, the Foreign Ministry
and the Prime Minister’s resi
dence and presented a resolu
tion demanding that no United
States troops or materials be
sent to Laos from American
bases in Japan.
INTERIOR'S new Secretary jumped >’
at the chance ta know the vener- <
able poet, Robert Frost, and became
his close friend. Cecil Holland draws
a portrait of many-sided Stewart L. J
Udall on Page A-4.
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