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THE SUNDAY STAR Washington, D. C„ Fabruarf 4,1962 : - life ySct * Sv Ji ijp w WISF !■■■■ i ■T_'Si c- ■ J An Indian priest, a Sadhu, leads a congregation of women in prayer in New Delhi to avert the doomsday this week end predicted by Indian Stargazers Now Hedge On Doomsday Arrival NEW DELHI, India, Feb. 3 (AP).—Doomsday arrived qui etly today and an increasing number of stargazers began to find mitigating influences in the planet grouping in the heavens which had been seen; as the omen of evil. Some said the prayer meet ings going on all over the Hindu i countries of India and Nepal had propitiated the gods. One holy man said the moon had taken a favorable shift. Nevertheless, millions of su perstitious Hindus still worried, since the time of danger fore cast by the astrologers con tinues through Monday. The astrologers had predicted great natural calamities and man made disasters for the period of; the conjunction of planets— eight by the Hindu count, in cluding sun and moon and an imaginary one of a representa- ; tion of the swallowing of the moon by a serpent. 1 Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupi ter and Saturn are all lined up comparatively close together 1 with the sun and the moon. The conjunction will cause an eclipse of the sun Monday, Convict Reveals Bomb Was on Doomed Plane By EDMUND A. BAKER Written for the Associated Press 'Copyrighted by the Dallas Times Herald 19*12 > DALLAS, Tex., Feb. 3. A convict told me he believes a bomb undoubtedly was aboard the National Airlines planethat vanished into the Gulf of Mex ico with 42 persons aboard No vember 16, 1959. Robert Vernon Spears, now! in Alcatraz prison, says he watched a confederate walk into the airline terminal at Tampa, Fla., with a packaged bomb under his arm and head for the doomed airliner. Spears said, however, he didn't think the bomb went off but that something else hap pened to the plane. .In Dallas, the FBI said it would have no comment on Spears’ statement. The airliner. National Flight 967 using Delta equipment on an interchange basis, was en route from Miami to Los An geles with stops scheduled at Tampa, New Orleans and Dallas. Plunges Into Gulf It made the Tampa stop, but none of the others. One hour and 26 minutes after it cleared the Tampa runway it disap peared off the scope at latitude 29.07, longitude 88.33—109 miles southeast of New Orleans and 109 miles southwest of Mo bile, Ala., and plunged into the Gulf of Mexico. Tiny bits of wreckage and parts of 10 bodies later were found. Efforts to find more were futile. The experts disagreed on what might have happened. A Coast Guard officer said he believed the concentration of wreckage in a small area in dicated that an explosion occurred' at the moment of impact. Another, an experi enced pilot of an amphibian search plane, said he believed the explosion took place in the air. The Civil Aeronautics Board studied the reports of autopsies and said “death came to them by traumatic injuries of im pact.” Insured Life for $121,000 Spears, a 67-year-old Dallas naturopath who had insured his life for $121,000, dis appeared after the tragedy. Since he was on the passenger list and had validated his own ticket, it was presumed he had j perished along with the 41 others. Insurance companies i were preparing to pay claims! When FBI agents captured him at a Phoenix, Ariz., motel, Jan uary 20, 1960. »He is in Alcatraz prison, ironically serving time for stealing the car of his con federate, William Allen Taylor, ahd is eligible for parole. - Authorities learned that Tay- I visible in Borneo and out at sea in the Pacific. The eclipse : will not be visible in the United i States. The Delhi Polo Club • post poned until Tuesday—after the planets have moved apart again—a match scheduled for Sunday, apparently to avoid anyone falling off his pony. In Singapore, Buddhists and Hindus were called to prayer to offset the disaster predict ed by astrologers. • But reputable Chinese as trologers in Hong Kong dis missed the Hindu predictions as '‘sheer nonsense.” Tsai Pal Li, refugee astrologist from Communist China, said the congregation of planets actual ly will bring further prosperity to mankind. Japanese soothsayers and astronomers also brushed aside as “unthinkable” the predic tions by the Hindu astrologists. So did the Japanese man in the street, and many Japanese are just as superstitious as anyone else. Western Europe showed no undue fears of worse crises than usual. lor was on the plane through | a $37,500 insurance policy he i purchased minutes before (boarding the airliner. Spears first told me of the bomb in a taped interview at ■ Alcatraz on Nov. 17, 1960—a year and a day after the plane | went down. He repeated it to Ime on November 29, 1960. He said he gave Taylor SBSO as a loan before he boarded the ■ plane. Tells Story of Bomb I The tape recordings of my I interviews have been-studied ever since by the FBI and De , partment of Justice but not ■ disclosed before this time so that investigators would not be hampered. j Spears told me this story: Taylor, 61-year-old Tampa, I Fla., tire salesman who had spent time in prison with ■ Spears, made the bomb at Spears’ request. Spears ex plained he needed a bomb to “take care” of a woman wit ness who intended to testify against him in an abortion trial at Los Angeles. • Spears and Taylor met in Tampa a few days before the , tragedy and Taylor intended ■ to drive his own car to Dallas before the two men went on to the West Coast. Spears claimed that Taylor r said he was suffering from a sore neck and shoulder and asked to ride on the plane. The two drove to the Airport shorty before midnight. Spears went to the Airport and vali dated the ticket. He came out and gave the ticket to Taylor. Taylor had a small suitcase that could be carried on the plane. The bomb was in a rectangular package on the back seat of the car. The last Spears saw of Tay lor was as Taylor walked through the door of the Air port Terminal carrying the small suitcase and with the package tucked under his arm. Spears said Taylor had a 2- hour timer to connect to the bomb. Freight Trains Collide; 4 Hurt WALKERTON, Ind., Feb. 3 (AP)—A New York Central freight train rammed a stopped freight train in heavy fog near I here today, injuring four crew men and derailing 15 cars. A 79-car freight had been i signaled to a stop, and was rammed by a 51-car freight. Both trains were west bound. Injured were H. A. Healer. 49, Bradley, 111., engineer of the moving train, and three crew men on the same train, Frank . Bridgewater, 40, Kankakee, Hl., William Mobbs. 34, Bradley, and Henry Sollo, 60, Kankakee. astrologers.—AP Wirephoto via radio from London. ARGENTINE Continued From Page A-l actionary sectors” in the United States of conspiring with “their direct and indirect agents in Latin American countries to foster insurrection against the national governments which fight for the dignity and inde pendence of their peoples.” He declared ire would die for the dignity of Argentina. Mr. Frondizi emphasized that Argentina demonstrated its con tempt for communism in Cuba by voting for the resolution saying Castro-communism was incompatible with the inter- American system. But he defended the absten tion of Argentina, Brazil, Bo livia, Chile, Ecuador and Mex ico at Punta del Este from voting sanctions against Prime Minister Fidel Castro’s regime. He said such a vote might dam age the principle of noninter-1 vention and stir up political turmoil “which will lend itself to a continuation of the most aggressive activities of right wing and left-wing extremists.” Despite the cold war and the perils of international Com munist penetration in Latin America, it is not the fortunes of Fidel Castro that are at stake, Mr. Frondizi declared. He said at stake is “the future of a group of underdeveloped nations which have decided freely to seek a better stand ardj of life for their peoples. Asserting Argentina had upheld traditional American rights at Punta del Este, the president declared: . We do not approve the conduct of the Cuban gov- ' ernment . . . which represents just the opposite of a dem ocratic and Christian way of 1 life in Argentina. But we '■ wanted to defend all of America from the dangerous precedent of damaging, even : in an isolated case, the perma- i nent principles of international i right.” | To army, navy and air force demands that Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Carcano resign for his stand at Punta del Este, Mr. Frondizi declared that Mr. Carcano was only carrying out presidential orders. Mr. Frondizi denounced in biting terms what he called the conspiracy of “interna tional reactionaries” through out the world. He said in Argentina, these elements, in cluding some politicians, use any pretext to seek the over throw of the government. Roosevelt Foes Hit “In the United States,” he said, “certain of the press ac cuse President Kennedy of ap peasement and accuse him of giving too much consideration to the position of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.” He said the “architects of this wirld-wide conspiracy are certain aggressive interests, the same ones which fought Frank lin Roosevelt until his death, the same ones which mock at the idealistic and democratic concepts of the young President of the United States—the mo nopolists which former Presi dent Eisenhower in his farewell speech last January denounced as threats to the liberty and democratic processes of the North American people.” Mr. Frondizi flew to Parana for the dedication of an under water tunnel project. He was accompanied by President Ed uardo Victor Haedo of Uru guay’s ruling council. Mr. Haedo also is under pres- g L Pianos ngl MONTHLY AND UP ) g Plus Hauling Charges «H.M. CABLE WINTER HUNTINGTON CHICKERING MASON & HAMLIN WURLITZER STEINWAY GULBRANSEN STORY & CLARK KIMBALL STECK BRADBURY MUSETTE CABLE-NELSON JORDAN'S DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING ARLINGTON FREDERICKSBURG 13th I G Sts., N.W. 9332 Ga. Ave. SI 69 Lee Hwy. 104 William Street STeriing 3-9400 JUniper 5-1105 KEnmore 8-5060 Bhx 3-7472 Towns Urged By Harrison To Help By a Star Start Writer I ROANOKE, Va„ Feb. 3 Gov. Harrison, whose legisla i tive program emphasizes indus trial development, admonished localities today that they can not sit back and let him do the job alone. He told State legislators who are making a week-end inspec tion of the needs and assets of the Roanoke Valley area, he would do everything possible to promote expansion of indus try, “but industrial development is a joint effort between lo calities and the General As sembly.” At a luncheon at Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacks burg, about 40 miles from here, Gov. Harrison told about 115 members of the House of Dele gates and State Senate: "Industrial development means more than attracting smokestacks. We need better highways, more public schools and improvements to institu tions of higher learning. “We also need to make our towns and cities more attrac tive. You can be assured I will use the high office of Governor to promote growth in Virginia in every way I can.” Legislation making it easier for him to do just that was in troduced Friday by State Sen ator Harry F. Byrd, jr., of Win chester, before the Assembly left Richmond for the 3-day tour here. The Byrd bills would place the Division of Industrial De velopment and Planning direct ly in the Governor’s office, taking it out of the Department of Conservation and Economic Development. The shifi would come July 1. Gov. Harrison. Lt. Gov. Mills E. Godwin, jr., Attorney Gen eral Robert Y. Button, and the General Assembly members and their wives are guests of the Roanoke Chamber of Com merce, business and industrial Interests who are picking up a $30,000 tab for the party. Commissioners Seek Advice on New Health Chief The Commislsoners are ask ing for advice on selecting a replacement for Dr. Daniel L. Finucane, who is resigning as head of the District’s health department. • Commissioner Walter N. To briner said local medical groups ; and health advisory organiza tions are being asked for rec- 1 ommendations for the post. ' Speaking on radio station , WWDC's “Report to the Peo ; pie” program, Mr. Tobriner said • the Commissioners will wait for 1 these recommendations before ’ making a decision. ’ Dr. Finucane is resigning as , the District’s health director ' to accept a post with the Prince Georges County health depart- , ment. I ‘ sure at home to break relations said the two Presidents dis said the two presidents dis- ■ cussed Premier Castro and the Punta del Este conference. ’ Uruguay was the only one of the 14 nations voting to oust Cuba from the inter-American family who has not broken dip lomatic relations with Havana. EMBARGO Castro Regime Loses Millions in U.S. Sales Continued From Page A-l Eisenhower halted American purchases of sugar from Cuba in the summer of 1960. Export controls were imposed on Octo ber 20, 1960. Cuba spent about sls million in the United States last year for food and medicines, but even these purchases fell off sharply toward the end of the year. American officials sus pected that Cuban dollar re serves had been “virtually ex hausted.” Won’t Affect Flights Officials said the new trade ban would not in any way af fect services between the United States and Cuba such as the operation of passenger aircraft and telephone services. State Department officials figured the Cuban government ! earns about $2,500 a flight from Havana to the United States because Cubans pay their fares in dollars. The Cas tro regime then pays the air line (Pan American) in pesos. The Castro dollar income from this operation is figured at less than $1 million a year while the operation of the air line keeps open an avenue of escape for persons wishing to leave Cuba, officials said. [ Mr. Castro has started a de liberate campaign to reorient i Cuban trade to the Sino-Soviet bloc. An estimated 75 to 80 per s cent of the island’s trade is j now with the Soviet Union, ] Red China and other Commu- i nist nations. Hopes Others Will Join Ban The United States hopes its European allies and Canada will follow its lead and further restrict their trade with Cuba. Canada now buys about $7 mil lion worth of Cuban goods. The Castro regime gets some of its dollar exchange from the Soviet Union, which has agreed to pay for the first 20 per cent of its annual sugar purchases with dollars. This provides about sl9 million annually, U.S. officials estimate. American sea and air sur veillance of traffic in and out of Cuba is being stepped up as another move in the campaign to isolate the Communist re gime. Mr. Rusk said the hemi spheric foreign ministers had agreed they would “interrupt” illicit traffic in arms from Cuba to subversive elements in other Latin countries. Many of the arms originated in the Soviet Union and Com munist Czechoslovakia. Embargo Order Praised Senator Smathers, Democrat of Florida, hailed President Kennedy’s embargo order as “an essential and necessary first step in carrying out the spirit of the Punta del Este conference which looks toward J not only the ostracizing of Fi del Castro’s Communist dicta torship but also toward its eventual downfall.” Bringing Mr. Castro down “must be brought about soon,” the Senator said, “for in the final analysis that is the only way the Cuban people can re capture their freedom and the only way normal trade rela tions with that country can be re-established.” Representative Cramer, Re publican of Flordia, wired President Kennedy, urging further strong measures against Mr. Castro, such as recognition and support of an anti-Com munist Cuban government-in exile and an announcement i Julius Gariinckel &> Co. p Store Hours daily: 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. -I y 7 Corners open tomorrow until 9:30 p.m, S r * ? I I W i (j SPECIAL PRICE j Made-to-measure £ I? 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Mr. Cramer, whose district includes Tampa, said his con stituents are willing to make the necessary sacrifices to oust Mr. Castro, “but it is obvious that the mere cutting off of $35 million in trade, standing alone, will not do the job.” SHORTS ! Continued From Page A-l McVey has received a moun tain of mail on the subject. ‘Let Him Wear Blinders’ At first, some editorial writ ers, back in Kansas, were not particularly impressed with the measure. Said one: “McVey comes from a state which for years has attempted to legislate morality over a (Wide range, from smoking cigarettes to retail sales on Sunday. One wonders whether or not shorts or slacks are proper sub jects for national legislation. If Mr. McVey is offended, let him wear blinders.” Said another: “. . . considering the vast tide of taxpayers’ cash now running i through the merry congres . sional money mill, one might believe he should be concerned not so much with shorts.” However, Mr. McVey survived i the savage attacks by the press and soon the plain people were taking his side in the mail. He has saved the letters and will ingly shows them to anyone who asks him what has happened to the bill. Excerpts From Letters Some excerpts: “Sister Joan posted the article about your shorts bill on the bulletin board and then dis-1 cussed it during our religion class She compared the Capitol; to a dedicated shrine, much like one of our churches. Though we wear shorts at all times, none of us would go to church in them. Sister plans to teach us your State song in the near future. . .” »* * ♦ “. . .1 doubt that Congress will approve your bill to ban shorts and slacks. However, I| fully agree with such a ban all over the country. It used to be that you figured what a woman measured, up to. Now iit is what she measures out Ito. . .” “Congratulations ... A little more discipline in just such matters will do no harm what soever. Keep up your fight. : There are at least a few others with you . . .” “. . . Why is it that when our good Congressmen introduce bills to help morals and char acter building somebody makes light of it? That’s no way to whip Communism . . .” ♦* * » “...,lam with you 100 per i cent and I wish it was possible i to prohibit any woman or girl : over 12 appearing in public in : shorts.” *♦• * i “It would be just wonderful , if this bill would pass, not only] for Washington but all other cities as well. Women do not look modest at all in this new style . . .’’ ** * * “I’m thankful one man stood up to be counted on disgrace ful attire warn by females in public . , .” *♦ ♦ * “As a frequent visitor to the Capitol and other similar build ings, I have never ceased to be horrified and disgusted by the attire worn by so many of the other visitors. . . .” ** • » “In my mind, clothes should be worn that are in line with the time and place, rather than in accordance with fads. After all, it is no more hot outside than it was years ago. . . ” ** * * Still, there is no anti-shorts band wagon to be found. And Mr. McVey says the guards, the policemen and even congres sional wives are all supporting him. It may be that some powerful members of Congress are purely and simply FOR shorts. That may be all there is to it. Woman Set Afire Before Children, Suspect Sought Police last night were search ing for a 38-year-old man suspected of setting fire to a woman on whom he had thrown gasoline during a quar rel. Tenth precinct detectives said the lookout was issued after Mrs. Elizabeth Overby, 45, of 3545 Sixth street N.W., suffered severe burns on her arms and chest in an argument at her home. She was admitted to Providence Hospital in un determined condition. During the quarrel, the man sought by police allegedly hurled the contents of a two gallon container of gasoline on Mrs. Overby, then threw two lighted matches at her. When one of the matches ignited the gas, the man put out the blaze with a pail of water, police said. Precinct Detective John J. Howard said the scene was wit nessed by Mrs. Overby's 9-, year-old daughter and 12-year , old son. The boy ran from the house and summoned police. MARYLAND Continued From Page A-l Tawes said this is a top prior ity item, also. Savings and loan matters will come up again with a move by Delegate Carlton Sickles, Democrat*of Prince Georges, for a “grand inquest” of the en tire situation. Gov. Tawes also is support ing a bill to provide a State plan for insuring accounts in savings and loan associations. A bill to tighten the laws governing Sunday selling may become one of the most con troversial measures. Mr. Sickles also is planning to introduce a bill to eliminate the State unit system of nomi nating candidates in primary elections, a move which prob ably will draw opposition from the administration. Election-year politics will play an important role in the session. Gov. Tawes is running for re-election. One of his ma jor opponents is George P. Ma honey whose slate includes, three members of the General Assembly. I I Capitol Hill Club, Due to Be Razed, Viewed by Jury The home of the Capitol Hill Club, which includes many Senate and House Republicans as members, has been viewed by a District Court jury in pre paration for a possible con demnation trial in June. Both Government and club spokesmen said the procedure is a usual step prior to such a trial, at which the jury could be asked to arrive at the fair value of the property con demned. The Government already has posted $600,000, which it con siders the club’s (value. A club spokesman said the money has been used to acquire a new site one block south of the present one. The present club house, located at the Northeast corner, of the intersection of First and ' Carroll streets Southeast, is within the area being con demned by the Government for future expansion. Similar juries have been empaneled to handle trials for a number of other properties in the area. Some of these trials already have been held. That of the club is tentatively set for June 14. McNamara Sees Aids in Panama PANAMA, Feb. 3 (AP). I United States Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara conferred on hemisphere defense today ; with top officers of the Carib- i bean command. , Citing a threat of Communist subversion from Cuba, Mr. ■ McNamara told reporters that , United States forces in the Caribbean must be capable of safeguarding not only United States interests but assisting other Latin American nations. “What seems to be needed most,” he said, “are mobile, ef fective forces with good com munications both for United States components in the Canal Zone and for the Latin Ameri can nations we are assisting. However, at this time we do not contemplate buildups In troops numbers or units.” In addition to Mr. McNamara and Pentagon officers, the Canal Zone meeting was at tended by Lt. Gen. Andrew O'Meara. Caribbean commander in chief and his top Army, Navy and Air Force assistants. Mr. McNamara said that a study of the future needs of the Canal Zone is under way but “at this time I cannot esti mate the completion date or predict what the findings will be.” Nixon Names Aide LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (AP). —Former Vice President Nixon announced the appointment to day of Maurice H. Stans, former Director of the Budget, under President Eisenhower, as South ern California finance chair man for Mr. Nixon's campaign for the California governorship. Mr. Stans is president of West ern Bancorporation and vice chairman of the United Cali fornia Bank. • Plowing Ahead TORONTO, Feb. 3 (AP).— The Ontario Highway Depart ment reported today it was alarmed by the number of mo torists who are crunching into snowplows. It said there have been 42 such incidents this winter.