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Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy visits a silk mill dur
ing her visit to the holy Hindu city of Banaras
Suitland Scout
Killed by Car
Boy Hit on Way
Home From Meeting
An 11-year-old boy was killed
last night when struck by a car
in Suitland as he was return
ing home from a Boy Scout
James Edward Walker, of
4714 Hudson avenue. Suitland,
was struck in the 4600 block
of Silver Hill road, just a
few block* from his home,
Prince Georges County police
They said the boy was cross
ing the street in the middle of
the block when he was hit by a
car driven by Florenz Peter
Dean, of 6509 Nevius street,
Falls Church. He was dead on
arrival at Casualty Hospital.
Scout for Six Months
The boy’s father, Frederick
L. Walker, said his son, who
was in uniform, had attended a
troop meeting in the Suitland
Community Center. He said
his sbn had been a Boy Scout
about six months and had just
passed his first tests.
Young Walker was a sixth
grade student at Suitland
Elementary School.
In addition to his father,
he leaves his mother, Mrs.
Hallie L. Walker, and two
sisters, Patricia, 14, and Deb
orah, 2, all of the home address.
Police said no charges have
been filed pending a further
Injuries Fatal to Woman
In another accident case, Mrs.
Carmela Romeo, 62, who was
run over by her own car Thurs
day in the driveway of her
See ACCIDENT, Page A-2
Indonesian Leaders
Are En Route Here
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Mar.
17 (AP).—lndonesia’s two rep
resentatives for secret talks
with the Netherlands over the
future of a Dutch-held West
New Guinea left today for
Sudjarwo Tjtndronegoro,
chief of the European section
of the foreign ministry and In
donesian Ambassador to Mos
cow, and Adam Malik, were
traveling byway of Tokyo.
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U. S. Officials Disclose
Spy Satellite Progress
Khrushchev Overlooked the Midas
In Claiming Undetectable Rocket
Associated Press Staff Writer
United States officials today reported good progress in
development of a system of spy satellites designed to detect
Russian missile launchings almost instantly and radio back
Soviet Premier Khrushchev neglected—perhaps Inten
tionally—to mention the United states Midas satellite system
yesterday in announcing crea
tion of a new Russian “Global
rocket” that he said is able to
avoid United States radar
warning stations on alert
against missile attack over the
North Pole.
At least two experimental
Midases have been sent aloft
and one of them was credited
with spotting a Titan missile
only 90 seconds after the Titan
took off from Cape Canaveral,
Fla., last October 25.
Other development model
Midases may have been shot
into polar orbits since then,
but the Air Force has drawn
tight secrecy around the pro
Secrecy Surrounds Samos
Also cloaked for security rea
sons is a related spy-in-the-sky
project called Samos. The
Samos satellites are designed to
take pictures of military bases
in Russian territory, or any
other area, from hundreds of
miles in space.
Officials said both programs
are moving along without any
serious difficulties. They de
scribed the Midas and Samos
as in an "intermediate” stage
of development. The two spy
satellite systems may be opera
tional within a couple of years.
Military authorities were not
jolted by Mr. Khrushchev’s
claim that Russian scientists
have created "a new intercon
tinental rocket which they call
Old Claim Recalled
Observers recalled that when
Russia made its first claim to
having successfully tested an
intercontinental missile, it said
the rocket could “hit any spot
Navy Sniffs a Mutiny, :
Slacks Off on Wives
By the Associated Press
The Navy, possibly sniffing
a mutinous gale blowing from
the bridge tables, has reversed
engines on a fitness report for
rating officers’ wives as team
mates of their husbands.
The report, the Navy an
nounced yesterday, will be post
poned until its wording can be
The form is going to be re
viewed personally by Navy Sec
cretary Korth.
His review and the reword
ing, the Navy reported, “is
aimed at eliminating any im
plication that the new form is
in any sense a rating for wives
and dependents.”
The purpose of the report,
the Navy contended, was to
provide "essential information
on the effectiveness of officer
wife teams as a representative
of the Navy and the Nation on
foreign stations.”
A fitness form for assessing
the conduct and work of officers
has been used by the Navy for
W Jueiuiui Staf
on a tour of west India yesterday.—AP Wire
photo via radio from New Delhi.
> on the globe.” That was more
than 4’/i years ago—on August
26, 1957.
It was suggested that Mr.
Khrushchev yesterday could
have meant a missile able to
travel somewhat over 12,0001
miles, rather than a rocket
built to circle the earth.
A rocket with a range of
more than 12,000 miles could
reach about halfway around
the world, which has a 25,000-
mile circumference. Thus,
nearly every point on the globe
would be within its reach, de- |
pending on the direction in ‘,
which it was fired. 11
Fired 9,000 Miles
United States missilemen
have fired at least four Atlas
ICBMs more than 9,000 miles
and yesterday the Air Force
successfully tested a Titan 2
rocket calculated to have a po
tential of perhaps 12,000 miles.
The first test shot of the Titan
2, from Cape Canaveral, was
described as covering more
than 5,000 miles into the South
In his Moscow speech, Mr.
Khrushchev said the new Rus
sian rocket is “invulnerable to
antimissile weapons.”
The United States is work
ing on several approaches to
the missile-killing problem.
The most advanced of these is
the Army’s Nike Zeus—but
Secretary of Defense McNa
mara is cool to it because of
what he said are “serious
weaknesses” in the system.
Nonetheless, Mr. McNamara
years. When the new form was
prepared it had been expanded
to provide comment by senior
officers on the suitability of
husband plus wife as a team.
There was immediate and
sharp reaction.
Some wives worried they
would be rated by the senior
officer’s wife, instead of by the
senior officer.
Said one captain’s wife when ■
the report was disclosed: “I am
simply stunned. What sort of :
“big brother” thought this one
up? The same kind of mind is '
going to produce a fitness re
port on the children one of :
these days.”
The reports have been printed
and their effective date is Api’il '
30. The Navy expected to be:'
able to make the changes by
then. It said:
“When the language is ad
justed to conform more clearly
with the intent of the new sec
tion—helping to assure that
suitable families are sent
abroad—the necessary instruc
tions will be issued.”
Mrs. Kennedy
Goes Sailing
Tours India Lake
With Maharana
UDAIPUR, India, Mar. 17
(APi. Mrs. Jacqueline Ken
nedy went sailing today on the
iron blue Pichola Lake with the
Maharana of Udaipur. Thou
sands perched on rooftops and
jammed on stone steps cheered
as she sailed by.
After a quiet morning and
luncheon, America’s First Lady
went out on the lake aboard a
small motor launch. Her host
showed her the picturesque is
land where he is now building
a luxury hotel.
Then they toured the broad
Jake, which laps against the
I Maharana's palace and reflects
its ivory image. Mrs. Kennedy
had a circular bedroom in the
70-year-old wing of the white
washed marble palace.
In an apricot silk dress,
America’s First Lady waved
white gloved hands, and her
boat headed close to the shore.
“Mrs. Kennedy, Zindab” the
crowds shouted—which means
long live Mrs. Kennedy, a shout
that has been raised in her
honor since the First Lady
came to India on tour six days
John Kenneth Galbraith,
United States Ambassador to
India, told newsmen this morn
ing Mrs. Kennedy was “abso
lutely fine.” He said she was
having no trouble with the sinus
infection which had forced her
to cut off the first week of her
original Indian tour.
Last night, Mrs. Kennedy
dined quietly with her hosts, the
Maharana of Udaipur and his
Maharani. Also at. the dinner
See MRS. KENNEDY, Page A-3
Seven Killed
In Maryland
Home Fire
(AP).—A fire, fanned by brisk
wind, raced through a row of
dwellings here today, killing
seven persons—six of them
Mrs. Betty Proyer Knipple's
four children were among the
victims. They were Michael.
11; John. 6; Tammy, 3. and
Kathy. I’/z. The blaze started
in the rear of the Knipple
The other victims were be
lieved to be Mrs. Grace Nery,
29, and her two children by a
previous marriage, Michael
Rhodes, 5, and Johnny Rhodes,
3»/ 2 . They also lived in the
Knipple row house.
Three firefighters were in
jured, none critically,
Mrs. Knipple was not at
home. A baby-sitter, Mrs. Betty |
Lou Richer, leaped from a win
dow to escape the flames.
The fire broke out about 4:30
a.m. More than 100 firemen
from Cumberland and nearby
Ridgeley. W. Va., fought the
blaze for almost three hours
before bringing it under con
The interior of the Knipple
home was already an inferno
when firemen arrived. Officials
theorized the fire started in a
water heater in the Knipple
home. Neighbors said they
heard an explosion and shat
tering glass.
Planes Join Battle
Near Sea of Galilee
Geneva Bloc
Pressing U. S.
To Defer Tests
Brazil Takes Lead
Os 8-Nation Middle
Group in Appeal
Associated Press Staff Writer
GENEVA, Mar. 17.—The
United States appeared almost
certain today to come under
. heavy pressure from several
non-nuclear nations in the dis
armament conference to sus
pend its plans for a series of
nuclear weapons tests in the
atmosphere starting next,
Brazil has taken the lead
among the eight-nation middle
bloc of the conference in argu
ing that, even without an inter
national inspection system, at
mospheric tests can be stopped
now because they are detectable
over great distances.
At the heart of the develop
ing struggle is President Ken
nedy's announced plan to go
ahead with atmospheric tests
in late April unless Russia signs
a test ban treaty providing for
international inspection to pre
vent cheating and to discourage
secret test preparations.
Soviet Foreign Minister An
drei A. Gromyko told United
States Secretary of State Dean
Rusk privately last Sunday that
the Soviet government will not
accept international inspection
for a test ban. Soviet Ambas
sador Semyon K. Tsarapkin an
nounced the postion at a news
conference yesterday. He con
tended national inspection sys
tems were sufficient to police a
prohibition on testing.
I. S. Offer Still Open
United States officials re
garded the Soviet declarations
as a flat public rejection of
Mr. Kennedy’s terms. But they
said they would not accept it
as Moscow's last word on the
issue: The President’s offer
remains open should the So
viets change their policy.
The position developing
among the middle bloc of na
tions, however, threatens to
make this more than a United
States - Soviet issue. If the
stand taken by Brazilian For
eign Minister Francisco de San
Tiago Dantas finds support, as
he expects, United States dip
lomats will face a major chal-
I lenge in winning acceptance of
the American test policy.
Mr. San Tiago Dantas told
newsmen last night that he
believed Russia and the United
States could be brought to
agree on a suspension of nu
clear tests in the air, probably
before the United States starts
its new series. Modern detec
tion methods, he asserted, make
it possible for either side to
police a test suspension in the
air until a full agreement, in
cluding international machin
ery, could be worked out.
The Brazilian stand, under
present circumstances, is closer
to the Soviet Union’s than to
See GENEVA, Page A-3
Cheats Death in Bathtub
PESHASTIN, Wash., Mar. 17
i AP). —“l’m being electrocuted.
Don’t touch me. Go down and
turn off the power.”
Mrs. Wayne Simpson shouted
this alarm to her husband
Tuesday as he returned to their
farm home and found his wife
in the bathtub, an aluminum
sun lamp under her.
Mr. Simpson ran downstairs
and pulled the power switch,
ending 40 terrifying minutes
during which she was paralyzed
by electricity.
Telling of her ordeal yester
day. Mrs. Simpson commented:
"Why I’m not dead. I’ll never
“The doctors just shook their
heads. I shouldn’t be here,
they said.”
Mrs. Simpson related that
she was alone in the house
and decided to take a bath.
Her husband had fastened the
sun lamp to the wall nearby
because she liked to have it on
while bathing.
When she reached down to
pull the drain plug:
“The clamps let loose and
the lamp fell into the water
with me—a tub full of water.
I just stiffened . . .
“I couldn’t move a finger. '
Even my eyes were stiff. I was i
just lying there as stiff as a i
board. i
"I could just feel the elec- 1
tricity going through me. I was '
quivering with the power going
through me.” ,
The tub finally drained. The
i sunlamp was under her and
Army Tightens Grip
In Guatemala Capital
Student-Red Revolt Gains Support;
Street Battles Leave 20 Dead
GUATEMALA, Mar. 17 (AP> —The army tightened its
control over this capital today as a student-led revolt gained
support in its fifth day.
The army took over the city under virtual military law
!on orders from President Miguel Ydigoras after street fight
ing left 20 persons dead. The conservative newspaper Impacto
said five persons were killed
and 136 wounded yesterday.
The General Hospital re
ported 345 wounded since the
start of the trouble, 95 per cent
of the injured suffering bullet
i wounds. It said seven of the in-1
jUred died.
The government announced'
the mails, telegraph, electric
power and city bus lines were
placed under military control
to combat strikes.
Resignation Demanded
Impacto published a resolu
tion by the municipal corpora
tion of the City of Guatemala
denouncing abuses by “public
forces and shock groups”
brought in to put down the
In an editorial the news
paper said, “Gen. Ydigoras
must be forced to resign. He
will not resign by his own vio
lition. It is a pity because an
immediate departure would be
better than falling by force.”
Asides from the troubles here,
Castro Berates Aides,
Threatens a Purge
KEY WEST, Fla., Mar. 17.
(AP).—Prime Minister Fidel'
Castro threatened a purge to-1
day of Cuba’s revolutionary
leaders. He denounced them j
for abusing their authority,,
mistreating the public and cre
ating general chaos.
Sweeping changes must be
made, Mr. Castro said in a
post-midnight speech, his sec
ond attack of the week on his
own regime. On Monday, he
ordered rationing and criticized
Cuba for failing to meet pro
duction goals.
“The revolution needs to re
vise all the revolutionary nuclei
and all the political apparatus
of the revolution to do away
with the errors and abuses and
to gain good performance,” he
declared in a televised address
monitored here.
“We have to stop tolerating
poor performance and errors.
Those who are useless will not
continue in their positions and
' authority.”
Raps Defense Groups
Mr. Castro singled out no
individuals, but he had par
ticularly biting criticism for
the revolutionary defense com
mittees. These groups—with
representatives in every city
block, in all factories and on
farms are responsible for
watching their neighbors and
ate- J.' . .
vCz □Koi
Mrs. Wayne Simpson looks at the sunlamp
which caused her 40 minutes of electrically
charged suspense.—AP Wirephoto.
“kept making this crackling
sound ... I could feel it burn
ing.” She was “just praying
all the time.” She relaxed when
the tub emptied. Finally her'
husband returned.
She never lost consciousness
or panicked, she said. Her hus-l
band lifted her out of the tub.'
She had burned spots under
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the army pursued two guerrilla
bands in the hills.
The army declared it is
ready to take extreme meas
ures to put down students pro
testing w’hat they called fraud
|in last December’s elections
that returned Gen. Ydigoras’
'Conservative Party in control
| of Congress. i
Curfew in Capital
Heavily armed troops took
|over key communication and
. transportation points and pa
, trolled the streets. An 8 p.m.-
t 5 a.m. curfew was clamped on
. the city. Anti - government
'• strikes spread and businesses
. shuttered. Commercial life was
nearly stilled.
The army was elsewhere oc
i cupied in search of two small
, rebel bands in the mountains
in northern and northeastern
, Guatemala.
. One group is led by Carlos Paz
■ Tejada, who was defense min-
co-workers for signs of coun
ter-revolutionary attitudes.
The Prime Minister said he
talked a few days ago with
[ several women who complained
[they had been humiliated in
public and treated as counter
revolutionaries when they ac
tually supported the regime
“We have to increase public
' vigilance against errors and
; injustices,” he shouted. "No
’ one has the right to commit
! injustices and he who does so
is an enemy of the revolution.”
“Chaos” Charged
j Some people, he said, “think
. they are more revolutionary
J than anybody and have the
. right to mistreat and humiliate
‘ others. There are people who
' have created chaos in the or
-1 ganisms of the state with their
mania for putting and taking
and their abuse of authority.
“The political apparatus is
the backbone of the revolution.
It is there that we have to take
the most care, where we have to
have the greatest vigilance so
there will be no scoundrels nor
persons taking advantage.
“This is the most fundamen
tal and important task of the
Mr. Castro addressed gradu
ates of a course for women who
will train former domestic
workers in other skills.
one arm and cuts from broken
An electrician called Mrs.
Simpson’s experience amazing.
He said possibly her body was
Snot in the direct path of the
current as it coursed from the
Slight to the "ground” in the tub
'—the metal drain—and that
may have saved her life.
10 Cents
Clash Worst
In 2 Years
TEL AVIV. Israel, Mar. 17
< AP). —lsraeli and Syrian forces
clashed on the eastern shore
of the Sea of Galilee in a night
battle that raged until early
today. Both sides claimed vic
tory in the gravest frontier
fighting in two years.
At least two Israeli planes
joined the battle and one
Syrian plane, reported to be a
Soviet-made MIG-17 jet, also
swung into action. Syria
charged Israel attacked with
tanks and four were knocked
out. But an Israeli spokesman
said no tanks were in action
and the “tanks” actually were
trucks disabled by land mines.
An Israeli army spokesman
claimed at least 30 Syrians, in
cluding a company commander,
were killed as Israeli forces
launched a hit-run invasion of
Syria, knocking out gun posi
tions. He placed Israeli troop
loses at five dead and six seri
ously wounded. The Israeli
force also captured a large
amount of Syrian arms and
ammunition, the spokesman
Aggression Charged
A Syrian army spokesman
said in Damascus that only one
Syrian was killed and five
wounded in the battle along
the tense frontier. He claimed
the Israelis suffered greater
losses, adding that they lost
four tanks and eight other ve
“Five buses and five ambu
laces were seen carrying Israeli
casualties from the battlefield,”
the Arab spokesman said.
He labled the clash a "treach
erous Israeli aggression”
against Syrian outposts on the
eastern shore.
The Israeli spokesman said
the attack was supported by
bombers which struck at Syrian
troops dug in north of the
Israeli settlement of Nukev.
The Syrians replied with a
heavy artillery barrage on the
Jewish collective settlement'of
Ein Gev south of Nukev. *
U. N. Reported Ignored
The Israeli planes struck, the
spokesman said, only after the
Syrians ignored a United Na
tions observer’s cease-fire order
and Syrian aircraft penetrated
Israeli air space over the Jor
dan valley. He also accused
the Syrians of “repeated at
tacks on Israeli fisherman and
accompanying police boats.”
A Syrian Army spokesman
said in Damascus that Syrian
troops had battled two Israeli
gunboats on the sea of Galilee
for two straight days.
He claimed that the Israeli
boats had "violated the de
militarized water zone on Gali
lee Sea and opened automatic
and mortar gunfire on the
unarmed Arab village of Douga”
on the eastern shore. Syrian
gunfire finally drove the Israeli
boats back, he said, and one
Arab girl was wounded in the
Protests to Thant
The Israeli spokesman said
that after two Israeli police
men were wounded by Syrian
fire March 8, Israel proposed
that patrol boats manned by
U. N. observers be operated on
the eastern part of the sea. At
the time Israel also sent a pro
test to the mixed armistice
headquarters in Jerusalem and
to acting U. N. Secretary-Gen
eral U Thant.
The spokesman accused Syri
ans of making two more at
tacks on March 15-16. He
charged that Syrians have been
interfering for the past 10 years
with Israeli fishing on the Sea
of Galilee which is within
Israeli territory.
The last serious outbreak was
two years ago when an Israeli
unit destroyed Syrian positions
around Tufik village southeast
of the Sea of Galilee after
charging that Israeli workers
in the Telkazir area had been
JANET TULLOCH, who hot spent
her life with cerebrol palsy, and this
week published o book about her
struggle says excessive kindness ac
tually can burden the handicapped.
Her story is told in this week's
church feature, on page A-6.
were honored last night at the Sec
and International Gala of the State
Deportment-USIA Recreation Asso
ciation. Details ore on Page A-11.
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