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District and vicinity—Mostly sunny and
warmer today, high near 57. Clear and
cool tonight, with a low of 34. Winds 15 to
25 m.p.h. today with excellent visibility.
Fair and warmer tomorrow.
110th Year. No. 77.
Use of Civilian
Police Corps
In D.C. Asked
Jump in Street
Crimes Arouses
Star Staff Writer
The District Commissioners ■
have asked the House District .
Committee to introduce a bill
to permit the mobilization of
the police reserve corps to fight .
the wave of street crimes here. :
With this step, the city
heads hope to speed up action
in Congress, where a compan
ion bill already is being con
sidered by the Senate District
The volunteer citizen reserve
corps today is authorized for
use only when the country is
at war, or during emergencies
and similar occurrences.
The bill would give the Com
missioners authority to broad
en the corps’ powers so mem
bers could be assigned to
regular police work. They
would work side by side with
regular officers.
Suggested by Duncan
It was understood the sug
gestion to bring the reserve
corps into play as soon as pos
sible was made by Commis
sioner John B. Duncan in a
closed board meeting Thursday.
Under the proposed legisla
tion, corps members could be
given the power to arrest while
on duty with regular officers,
and to carry weapons. They also
would be uniformed.
Although they would still
serve without pay, the new pro
posal would provide compen
sation for any men disabled
while on duty.
A series of street assaults
in recent weeks, many per
petrated by young thugs,
prompted the action.
.Crimes Alarm Duncan
Asked to comment last night,
Commissioner Duncan said he
had been concerned about youth
crime for many weeks, but the
attack on a bus driver last week
was the thing that "broke the
camel’s back.” He stressed that
youth crime exists in the
suburbs as well as in the city,
and demands the “full and im
mediate attention” of every
Mr. Duncan cited too little
discipline of youth in recent
years as a factor in crime. “As
a society we’re going to have to
treat youth more firmly than
we have in recent years,” he
But he stressed that the com
munity also must attack “the
basic causes of social ills, in
cluding crime.” He cited lack
of job opportunity as an im
portant cause.
Deputy Police Chief Loraine
Johnson, administrative officer
for the police reserve corps, re
ports that about 2,000 members,
including women, are in its
ranks today. About 500 are
active. Among precincts with
active units are the 14th, 11th
and 9th.
14th Precinct Active
The members in the unit at
the 14th precinct, in Northeast
Washington, are especially ac
tive. They have bought their
own uniforms, similar to those
worn by the force, and attend
classes, Chief Johnson said.
They also have some competi
tive pistol practice sessions with
units from other precincts.
Reserve corps members have
done yeoman service all over
the city on Hallowe’en in re
cent years, when they have
manned fire alarm boxes to
prevent false alarms.
Chief Johnson noted that an
important facet of the pro
posed bill is the provvision of
compensation in case of in
It is impractical to use the
men on actual police duty with
out this provision.
No firm plans have been
drawn up should Congress ap
prove the proposed bills, but
the police department has a
broad outline of the way the
reserve members would work.
Drama Critic Jay Carmody
is in New York City for a
series of reviews of Broad
way hits and interviews with
theater personalities.
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Storm-Smashed Coast
Tackles Rebuilding Job
Beach Towns Hope to Restore
Facilities in Time for Season
Star Staff Writer
The Washington area’s favorite summer playgrounds on
the Atlantic coast are still wastelands—lo days after the
destructive ocean storm that smashed seashore properties
from Long Island to North Carolina.
But there was new hope this week that the splintered
boardwalks and gouged-out beaches could be rebuilt and
restored before the summer sea
son, as Federal and State of
ficials mobilized for a massive
reconstruction effort.
At Rehoboth Beach and
Bethany Beach, both in Dela
ware, and at Ocean City, Md„
the rebuilding job is under way.
Ten days after the March 7
climax of the storm restoration
work was proceeding this way:
Rehoboth Beach
“At the moment, things are
kind of bogged down,” said
Mayor Juel C. Stamper.
Rehoboth’s 5,500-foot board
walk had been virtually demol
ished by 35-foot waves. On Fri
day, the sky was cloudless in the
early afternoon and the surf
was nearly flat. Shovel cranes
and workmen were picking at
the still-immense piles of wood
and concrete wreckage.
Prospects Good
The mayor, who was about to
leave for a rehabilitation plan
ning session at Dover, Del., was
not in an entirely pessimistic
mood. He said the propects for
replacing a good portion of the
beach, boardwalk and seawall
by June 1, are good.
The Dover meeting was called
by Delaware’s Secretary of
State Elisha C. Dukes to ob
tain “information preparatory
to completing applications for
Federal assistance.”
Representatives from each
stricken county and munici
pality were invited to bring es
timates of losses and needs.
Rehoboth’s damages, as list
ed by the mayor and other city
officials, totaled $4,124,000 for
public property alone. This in
cluded $1.5 million to replace
750,000 cubic yards of lost beach
sand, sl.l million for a mile
long bulkhead seawall and
$250,000 for the replacement of
the boardwalk.
Private property losses, busi
ness and residential, were list
ed at $2,726,000.
Danger to Economy
“We need authorization from
the Office of Emergency Plan
ning (the Federal agency
charged with co-ordinating the
disbursement of Federal dis-
Two Park Policemen
Promoted to Top Posts
Two veteran Park Policemen
have been promoted to top posi
tions on the force in a move
that is expected to reduce dis
sension among its men.
The two promoted are Lt.
Walter W. Lange, 46, named
inspector, and Lt. David Kush
ner, 49, named captain. They
fill vacancies that have been
open for 18 months while the
force has been torn by internal
Conrad L. Wirth, director of
the National Park Service, said
he hopes the new appointments
will be “well received by the
men” and emphasized that the
promotions were made in ac
cordance with recommenda
tions of a three-member special
The appointments come on
the heels of the temporary
transfer of two Park Police
lieutenants to out-of-town as
signments. Lt. V. W. Cleary has
been assigned to the Jefferson
National Memorial Park in St.
Louis and Lt. J. B. Hobbs has
been assigned to Independence
National Historical Park in
Since the assignment of Park
Police Chief Harold F. Stewart
to a six-month tour of duty at
Cabinet Members at Work
Star Staff Writer
The President, wearing a
ruffled blouse, opened the
cabinet meeting with typical
Kennedy energy.
“Good afternoon, gentlemen.
Let’s get right to the business
at hand.
"As you all can well see,” the
President continued, indicating
an empty chair at the long
table, “one of our members is
absent today. Dean Rusk is in
Geneva, stressing the need for
disarmament: he is asking the
Soviet to stop the arms race
and help reduce cold war ten
"Although the discussions
now seem gloomy, Mr. Rusk will
present our plan . . . with the
hope that it will be acceptable.
He will keep me informed, and
I shall report to you at our next
The cabinet members re
ported on their departments.
“Mr. President, as you know.
Story and Picture! of One Woman's
Experience in The Storm. Page G-7
aster aid funds) to proceed,”
Mayor Stamper said, adding:
“The economy of Rehoboth is
at stake.”
(Following Friday’s session at
Dover and a subsequent meet
ing of Rehoboth city commis
sioners that evening, there was
more cause for optimism: May
or Stamper yesterday declared
the city will appeal to Gover
nor Elbert N. Carvel for a tem
porary loan of $1 million “to
begin work immediately.”
At the evening meeting, the
mayor and the commissioners
adopted a new, stricter build
ing code, to ensure that new
shore structures will be better
built and more attractive. A
new clause in the code, the
mayor said, states that “any
building that houses people
must be fireproof.”)
In another room at City Hall.
Clara M. Kavanaugh and James
Booth, owners of the Pink
Pony, a boardwalk night club
washed away by the storm,
met with a representative of
the Small Business Administra
The two owners listed their
loss at SBO,OOO. They were ne
gotiating with the SBA for a
low-interest, long-term loan
which the Federal agency is
empowered to grant to busi
nessmen in disaster areas.
Decision Awaited
“We’re trying to get set up
again,” Mr. Booth said, "but not
this season. We have to wait
until the decision is handed
down on the boardwalk and the
beach line.”
Mrs. Kavanaugh added: “We
have the cleanest lot on the
beach. We don’t even have a
match left.”
In an upstairs room at the
city hall, methods of restoring
eroded beaches were outlined
by John Balsam, an area en
gineer with the Army Corps of
Engineers’ Philadelphia District.
Re - establishment of the
beaches, the engineer said, can
be accomplished by pipeline
dredging. Sand is pumped from
See BEACHES. Page B-l
Guam, the force has not had
a single chief in uniform. Top
rank of lieutenant has been
held by eight men. The appoint
ment makes Inspector Lange
the new top-ranking uniformed
The acting Park Police chief
has been Nash Castro, a civilian
administrative offical in the
Park Service. He is not a pro
fessional police officer.
Blunt warning has been given
the force by Representative
Rutherford, Democrat of Texas,
who told the men at a hearing
last week that “a few knotheads
can destroy a good unit, and
I am putting you on notice;
because it will be destroyed if
controversy persists.”
Mr. Rutherford, chairman of
the House National Parks sub
committee, said he will intro
duce legislation abolishing the
222-man force if the wrangling
In announcing the new pro
motions, Mr. Wirth emphasized
that the appointments were
made on the basis of findings
by an impartial evaluation
committee set up in May.
The committee, consisting of
See PARK, Page A-2
it has become necessary for usi
to resume testing in the atmo
sphere,” said the Secretary of
Defense when his turn came. |
“We have had a lot of support. I
However, many people are pro-!
testing by marching in front of j
the White House.”
The Secretary of the Interior,!
wearing a purple sweater, com
mented on the President’s!
thoughtfulness in sending out
doughnuts and coffee.
“I know the Attorney Gen
eral has something to report,”
said the President.
The Justice Department chief!
gave a favorable report of hisj
good will tour with his wife,!
but he added:
“The most shocking thing I
I've ever seen was the wall di-1
viding East and West Berlin.
I hope it will come down soon.”
“I read that the wall was
! falling down,” the Interior Sec-
I retary said, raising a mild hope.
“They’re building it up
U.S. Atom Power Can Meet
Any Test, McNamara Says
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A youth is beaten by police (left) and another
led away by officers in student rioting in
Guatemala City against the conservative Guate-
Secret Army
Blasts Oran
Settlers Mass,
No Police Appear
ORAN, Algeria, Sunday, Mar.
18 (AP).—A series of powerful
explosions rocked Oran early
today, a few hours after thou
sands of European residents
staged an anti- government
demonstration called by their
Secret Army Organization.
There were more than 20
blasts, all of them apparently
in the Moslem quarter. Bursts
of machinegun fire followed
the explosions and riot police
quickly moved into the area.
Last evening, thousands of
Europeans jammed Oran’s
main street in a massive dem
onstration called by the Secret
Army in defiance of a military
order moving up the curfew
hour from 9 to 7:30 p.m. No
police were in sight as the
demonstrators honked their
horns and Europeans on their
balconies banged pots and pans
in time with the horns.
At 8 p.m. the Secret Army’s
radio broadcast martial music.
Homeowners took their sets to
the balconies and turned them
up to the highest possible
pitch. As the old curfew hour
of 9 o’clock approached, the
crowd dwindled and by 9:15
the pot-banging stopped.
The Secret Army yesterday
set up an underground govern
ment in what virtually was a
declaration of war on President
Charles de Gaulle’s government.
As terrorism and economic
paralysis gripped Algiers and
other cities, the secret army an
nounced it has created a "na-
See ALGERIA, Page A-8
I again,” said the Attorney Gen
! eral, dashing it.
The President put in, “As
I you all know, Jackie is on tour
I now. I hope her tour is as:
| successful as yours was.”
“I am sure it will be,” said
j the Postmaster General, a cow
! lick escaping from his slicked
down hair. He added that per
! haps the President's wife could
visit a cabinet meeting and
“tell us about it.”
The Interior Secretary voiced
the concern of several depart
ments about the storm damage
jto the coastal areas, and
. thanked the President for quick
I action to provide Federal help.
| "Another problem, while not
so important, that is arousing
i much public interest is the pro
posed memorial to Franklin D.
■ | Roosevelt,” the Secretary went
; on. “There is much disagree
ment among the public as to
. the design. Some like it, but
> See CABINET, Page A-ll
Private Quiz Sessions
Ruled Out by Army
Belvoir Lecturer's Questioning
By Senate Prober Stirs Pentagon
Star Staff Writer
A Pentagon investigation of the interrogation of a Fort
Belvoir soldier-lecturer by Senate investigators has led the
Army to decide that its men may no longer be questioned in
Before the Incident involving Specialist 4/c Jerome
Carter, a lecturer in the troop information program at the
Army Engineer post in nearby
Virginia, the Pentagon had
permitted investigators for the
Senate Armed Services Sub
committee probing military
speech censorship to set the
ground rules for interviews
with Defense Department per
sonnel. Normally, the investi
gators asked to be alone with
the men they talked to.
After Specialist Carter com
plained to his superior officers
that a committee investigator,
G. E. Hartel, “distorted” the
Kennedy Joins
Gridiron Fun
Neither Democrats nor Re
publicans, Presidents nor presi
dential hopefuls were spared
last night as the Gridiron Club
made the most of its annual
opportunity to poke good-na
tured fun at the political world.
The occasion was the 77th
such white-tie affair at the Ho
tel Statler with President Ken
nedy on hand to share the
gentle jabs and guffaws with
500 other guests.
Through skit and allegedly
tuneful parody, the newsmen
club members roasted leading
political figures to the delight
of leaders from Government,
journalism, industry and the
Armed Services.
Sharing the fun were Vice
President Johnson, Chief Jus
tice Warren and cabinet mem
bers » like Attorney General
Kennedy, the latter sharing in
one speaker’s observation that
in America “all systems go . . .
Bobby is go, Jacqueline is go,
and Chester Bowles is gone.”
“Wild Irish Prose”
One quipster praised Presi
dent Kennedy for keeping Lt.
Col. John H. Glenn, jr., on the
job because “the last time a
Democratic President let a na
, tional hero go on tour the Re
publicans kidnaped him and
put him in the White House.”
, Astronaut Glenn, who was
present, joined in the laughter.
That took care of the outer
! space business. As to the coin
cidence of St. Patrick's day, a
chorus, wearing the green ex
j tolled President Kennedy’s
I “Wild Irish prose/It sparkles
and it glows . . . His fine Har
vard style/Beats FDR a mile.”
Traditionally, there was only
one toast—to the President of
See GRIDIRON, Page A-13
mala government of President Miguel Ydigoras
in which 20 persons were killed. (Story on
Page A-2).—AP Wirephoto.
answers to his questions about
communism, Army officers
"decided to tell Mr. Hartel that
they would no longer permit
any Army witnesses to be inter
viewed alone,” according to a
Pentagon report.
Top civilian defense officials
say they will back up the Army
decision if it is challenged by
the committee and will follow
it themselves if an employe of
the office of the Secretary of
Defense is called for question
In the opinion of Defense
Department officials, the ques
tioning of Specialist Carter
shows that Mr. Hartel was try
ing to influence his choice of
reading and induce him to
adopt methods suggested by
Mr. Hartel for teaching anti
communism to the troops.
Mr. Hartel was employed by
the Senate committee at the
See BELVOIR, Page A-10
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Magazine and Comic Section. Details are on Page D-l.
Index of Subjects AREA ALL-STAR basketball
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Amusements F 1.4 sections are announced today. The
X r t f j. Star discloses its high school All-
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Stomps, Coins F7 paper cartoons of the young Pres-
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Kennedy Asks
Unity on Space
Seeks Co-operation
From Khrushchev
Star Staff Writer
President Kennedy gave So
viet Premier Khrushchev a
chance yesterday for immediate
United States and Russian co
i operation in five space pro
jgrams: Weather studies, com
, munications satellites, tracking
; stations, space medicine and
, mapping the earth’s magnetic
He emphasized in a letter to
the Russian leader that those
; Text of Kennedy Letter on Space.
' Page A-8
r ~ _—ij — _
r suggestions were merely “pos
' sible first steps” in projects of
■ common action. He said such
• co-operation conceivably could
result in the United States and
• Russia working together eventu-
• ally for manned and unmanned
■ i space investigations, including
■ the moon and perhaps Mars
I or Venus.
• The President’s letter, sent
' March 7, was in reply to one
• from Mr. Khrushchev last
month containing congratula-
’ tions on Astronaut John H.
i Glenn’s orbital flight and pro-
• See SPACE, Page A-8
See TV Magazine
Sees Ability
To Counter
3d Nation
Associated Press Staff Writer
Secretary of Defense Mc-
Namara said yesterday United
States nuclear striking power
is so immense the Nation could
absorb a surprise assault, then
destroy Russia, and still have
enough left over to counter a
blackmail threat from any
third power.
This is a point which has
long bothered many strategists,
particularly in view of the pos
sibility that Red China will
develop atomic weapons in the
near future.
Mr. McNamara, in a wide
ranging interview, also said:
1. By the end of 1962 the
United States will be able to
meet non-nuclear war crises on
two fronts simultaneously with
out resorting immediately to
partial mobilization. That is
something the country has not
been able to do since World War
2. Southeast Asia is vital to
the security of the Pacific and
the Pacific is vital to the secu
rity of the United States, but
the application of military
force alone will not automatic
ally defeat the Communists un
less there is internal economic
and social reform.
No If-And-But Answers
Southeast Asia points like a
dagger toward the heart of the
rich island chain which begins
at Australia and stretches
northward through Indonesia,
the Philippines and the
Ryukyus to Japan.
The interview covered a mul
titude of other points, with,
some blunt questions. Mr. Mc-
Namara gave no if-and-or-but
answers. When he felt he
should not answer a question,
he said so.
Many have held that civil
defense is an integral part of
the Nation’s deterrent posture;
that is, if the Soviets feel they
cannot deliver a crushing first
blow they will be deterred from
Mr. McNamara disagrees. He
believes that the Russians
would nob be too concerned
with how many Americans they
could kill, but how many Rus
sians the Americans could kill
in a counter-strike. This coun
ter-strike force, he believes, is
the true deterrent.
Insists on Service Unity
On the subject of inter-serv
ice disputes, often public in the
; past, but singularly lacking in
: Mr. McNamara’s regime, he
1 "Unification, unified plan
ning ... A consideration by
one service of like activities
in the other services . . . The
Joint Chiefs of Staff were
brought to see the service pro-
■ blems as part of the total pro
’ bletn and to plan in relation
i to national interests, not just
I service interests.”
! Mr. McNamara considered
. for a moment and then added
1 that, before reaching a con
: elusion, he and his staff are
j willing to listen to all points
of view.
, Once a decision has been
> made, however, he continued,
; then “by God, I expect every
. one to fall in line. You can't
run a military organization
’ with divided authority—or any
other kind of organization.”
In all the thousands of words
See McNAMARA, Page A-15
Red China Plans
A-Bomb Tests,
Tokyo Papers Say
TOKYO, Sunday. March 18
(AP». Japan’s two leading
newspapers said today Com
munist China may detonate its
first nuclear test explosion this
year in the interior of China.
Quoting Japanese Public
Security Investigation (Intelli
gence) Agency officials, the
Asahi Shimbun said the in
formation was obtained from
the Japan Communist party
| and other left-wing organiza
! tions.
Yomiuri Shimbun said “Com
munist China is expected to
carry out small atomic bomb
I tests once or twice sometime
between this summer and
"Red China has four atomic
reactors, located at Peiping,
Chungking, Shengyang and
All were provided by the
; Soviet Union. Yomiuri said,
j adding: “The reactor in Peiping
i is capable of producing three
' kilograms of plutonium 239 a
I year.”
The Japanese newspaper re
ports came three days after a
foreign diplomatic source in
Albania reported the Commu
: nist Chinese would t::plode
' their first atomic bomb in June
- on a desert in Tibet.

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