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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C.. Saturday, November 24, 1942 PLANE Witnesses Relate Story of Crash Continued From Page A-l CAB, was asked about the possibility of sabotage and replied: “It’s too early to tell whether there’s any indication of sabo tage. The FBI has been called in but their role will only be determined as the investiga tion moves along.” ■The FBI rushed both its dis aster squad, which aids in Identifying mangled and burned victims, and laboratory technicians to the scene. The CAB sent 15 top investigators, including experts in the effects of explosives. One official said the possibility of sabotage had not been ruled out. Wreckage Strewn 100 Yards The crash scene is a stand of hgrdwood on the farm of Clark Gaither, just off Maryland Route 108, between the small towns of Ellicott City and Clarksville. Wreckage was strewn over an area of about 100 yards in diameter but the largest piece was only 15 feet long. One engine was intact, but chunks of smoking metal lay everywhere around and the ground, gray with ashes, ap peared to have been torn up by a giant plow. Bits of clothing were scat tered among tree branches and parts of wreckage lay atop the charred bodies of the victims. A Roman Catholic priest gave the last rites of the church. The crash area was quickly roped off by State police to guard the wreckage from sou venir hunters who might tram ple or disturb evidence vital to the investigators. One State trooper said he saw S4O beside one body when he reached the scene but moments later it had disappeared. Trees were set afire by the burning gasoline and some still burned hours after the crash, even as Maryland's Chief Med ical Examiner Russell S. Fisher worked at the task of assem bling the bodies until all 17 • were accounted for. Mr. and Mrs. Clark Gaither were having lunch in their I l i IT'S PRONOUNCED , ’ 'ARKANSAW' AND ! THAT'S OFFICIAL i i LITTLE ROCK, Ark. j (AP).—As the Indians said, 1 it’s “Arkansaw” and It’s 1 > official. The Arkansas attorney general reiterated a ruling > yesterday that the official pronunciation of the name of the State is “Arkansaw.” The State Legislature adopted a resolution to that effect in 1881, but some people outside the State still say “Arkansas.” Otto Whattaker of Deer field, 111., wrote Attorney General Frank Holt, ask- , ing for the official pro- ( nunciation, and Mr. Holt's staff researched it. ( The 1881 resolution said i French settlers got the “Arkansaw” pronunciation , ’ from native Indians. The spelling is French. |i TODAY'S WEATHER REPORT District and vicnity Clear: and colder tonight, low 34 in the city and in the upper 20s in the suburbs. Some cloudi- 1 ness and cooler tomorrow. . Maryland—Clear and a little cooler tonight, low around 20 tin the west and in the 20s else where. Some cloudiness tomor row, high around 40 in the • mountains and in the 40s else ’ where. ’ Virginia Clear and cooler • tonight, low in the 20s, except 32-36 on the coast. Some cloudiness tonight, high in the low 50s in the southeast and ;in the 40s elsewhere. • Lower Potomac and Chesa ; peake Bay—Small craft warn ings displayed. W’nds dimin- 'ishing to north at 10-20 knots • tonight and becoming southerly 'at 10-20 knots tomorrow’. Fair i with visibility of 10 miles. \ 7 Data from UJ. WUTHID DUMAU .A. 30 / \ y a I \ \. f\\t I . HkW' I ton \ k COj>gSr X ' 50 -6o QSQS3SI s v2^ 4 %£ ?J «'S« Until Sunday Morning Figure* Show tow Tamparaturx Exp«ct»d It will be cooler tonight from the Gulf Coast through the Mid-Mississippi Valley and eastward to the Atlantic Coast and warmer over the Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley into the Northern Plateau. Light rain or showers are due in parts of the Southern Plains. Rain is likely along the North and South Central Pacific Coast with light snow over the Rockies and showers over the lower elevations of the Northern Plateau. A few snow flurries may occur over the Lower Lakes region.—AP Wirephoto Map. 1 farmhouse when the plane , came overhead. ■ i “It was awful," said Mrs. Gaither. “The plane crashed at the edge of the woods and r the flames shot higher than 1 the trees. We heard a sound • like a tractor motor choking. 5 Then there were three tre ■jmendous explosions and all we could see was smoke and flames." 1 W. E. Hebb, who lives nearby, I said the plane was so low be ' tore the crash that he could ! read the name on its side. ’ “I stood there and watched 1 it,” he said, “and all of a sud ! den it seemed to go straight 1 down." Mr. Hebb said the plane ap peared to disintegrate as it j hit the ground. , The Gaithers recalled that j the motor cut off completely [ as the plane came over their I house. Mrs. Gaither said it ; sounded as if the plane was ; maneuvering. "The engines • didn’t sound right.” she said, ; “and then they stopped and we t heard a noise like a bomb." Hunter Half Mile Away Celeste Lumpkin, a caretaker ' of Homewood, Md., said he was hunting about half a mile from . the scene of the crash. I He said he heard a “sputter- • ing” noise overhead, looked up . and saw the stricken aircraft • skimming the tops of the trees surrounding a large sheep pas- ’ ture. It appeared to Mr. > Lumpkin that the pilot was trying to gain altitude. “I saw something leave the 1 plane but I couldn’t tell what ' it was,” said Mr. Lumpkin. “Then the plane just went down and I heard a terrible explo- sion." The hunter said he rar toward the spot but the smoke and flames prevented him from getting very close. Mr. Gaither said he was the first person to reach the scene, but he also was held back by the heat and smoke. Headquarters Set Up Headquarters for the investi gation was set up in the Na tional Guard Armory in Ellicott City. Capt. Balog, married and father of two, had flown 35 combat missions as a B-24 pilot in Europe during World War II and held the Distinguished Flying „ Cross as well as the Air Medal with five clusters. He joined Capital Airlines after his discharge in 1945 and went to United in the merger. He lived in Franklin Lakes, N. J. Copilot Robert J. Lewis was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lewis to be killed in an accident. His brother, Arthur,. jr., died in an auto crash in 1947. Robert lived in New Brunswick. One of the off-duty stew ardesses, Diaenna Champneys of Ogden, Utah, was a finalist in the Miss Ogden beautiy con test in 1960. and was graduated from Weber College last year. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle E. Champneys, said she took Flight 297 after having Thanksgiving dinner with a brother, Stephen, stationed with the Navy in Bayonne, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin E. Carver of Westfield, N. J., were on their way to Durham, N. C., to see their daughter, Linda, a student at Duke University. Tide Tablet (Furnished by the United States coast and Geodetic Survey) Today Tomorrow High 5:48 a m. 6:31 a m. Low 12:22 a.m. 1:08 a.m iHigh 6:17 pm. 6:56 p.m. I Low 12:37 p.m. 1:20 pm. For high and low tides at the follow* i ing points subtract times indicated from the above: Annapolis. 3‘/4 hours: 'Bloody Point Light. hours: Colonial I Beach. 6 hours; Deale. hours: Solomons Island, 6 l a hours; Point Lookout. 7 , i hours. The Sun and the Moon Rises Sets Sun. today 7:00a.m. 4:4i»p.m.i Sun. tomorrow 7:01a.m. 4:49 p.m. Moon, today 4:14 a.m. 3:44 p.m. Automobile lights must be turned on H hour after sunset. Precipitation Month 198? 19dl .Normal Record Yr. January 159 312 3.24 783 '3?' February 385 5.71 2.44 8.84 ’B4 March 3.83 4.18 3.03 8.84 ’9l April 290 3.24 3.08 9.13 ’81» May 318 2.57 398 10.69 ’SB June 244 4.84 3.41 10.94 ’OO July 163 395 426 11 06 ’4B Auaust 055 631 475 14 41 '2B Septe'ber 2.64 102 4.12 17 45 '34 October 1.93 2.37 2.85 881 ’37 Nove'ber 5.12 1.75 2.73 7.18 ’77 December 2.88 2.61 7.56 ’Ol River Report Potomac River clear at Harpers Ferry and muddy at Great Falls. Shenandoah clear at Harpers Ferry. ■H r W rW|r- ' ITO I'• IMBUlWßw''■<*■*% i; JhT' K Tarsi ijjw 1 las Jal Mbl _ 4 >..■... > •«*• i *l9l .. W ■ fit Jw. MD IE WmQHRjS Ht Hr- . WMUmMI JI KQHkt;. ' < Firemen and Maryland State police remove bodies from the smoldering wreckage of the United Air Lines plane about two hours after it crashed yesterday near Clarksville, Md. 2 Local Plane Victims On Thanksgiving Trip Anthony R. Rainis was re turning home from a Thanks giving Day visit to his ailing mother in Brooklyn. “He had a hard time getting a flight out," his wife, Kath erine Mary Rainis said. He ' took the first one he could get. It turned out to be United, Air Lines Flight 297. which crashed south of Baltimore yesterday, killing all aboard. Mr. Rainis, 46, of 1601 North iTwelfth street, Arlington, was one of three residents of the Washington area aboard the j plane. The others were John P. Haggerty, jr., 20, of Taft Towers, 1210 North Taft street, Arlington, and Nick 3. Ritz. 27, of 2208 Phelps road, Adelphi, Md. Both Mr. Rainis and Mr. Haggerty was associated with United Air Lines. Mr Ritz worked for the National Secu rity Agency. An airline spokesman said Mr. Rainis was “a real innova tor in the field of data pro gramming.” He was manager of the machine accounting department of United's Wash ington general accounting of fice. He worked at National Airport. Formerly With Capital Mr. Rainis came to United with other Capital Airlines Temperatures for Yesterday L Midnight 39 Noon 44 . 4a m. 37 4 p.m. 46 r 8 a.m. 36 8 p.m. 41 Record Temperature* for the Year Highest. 99 on August 20. Lowest. 9 on January 11. 1 Temperatures in Various Cities I H. L. H. la. Abilene 72 51 Key West 77 7u . Albany 41 29 Knoxville 54 36 • Albuquerque 56 39 Little Rock 67 43 l/nchorage 1U -8 Los Angeles 64 59 j Atlanta 61 37 Louisville 54 32 I Atlantic City 46 37 Memphis 65 43 Baltimore 45 33 Miami Bch 75 71 Billings .31 19 Milwaukee 41 26 Birmingham 67 38 Montgomery 6C 34 Bismarck 46 15 New Orleans 70 45 Boise 41 25 New York 47 39 Boston 46 .38 Norfolk 47 .34 Burlington .36 25 Oklahoma C. 62 47 i Charleston 60 46 Omaha 47 29 : Charlotte 57 37 Ihlladelphla 46 3< Cheyenne ;)8 21 Phoenix 72 :>t! Chicaao 55 31 Pittaburgh 44 37 Cincinnati 51 23 Portl'd. Me. 45 33 ; Cleveland 59 36 Portl d. Ore. 45 35 . Columbut 4C 29 Raleigh 53 35 ; Dallas 67 59 Rapid City 48 ■: , Denver 50 25 Reno 58 21 ! Des Moinea 48 20 Richmond 53 33 1 Detroit 45 32 St Louis 62 30 Duluth 41 24 Salt Lake C. 47 24 Port Worth 68 57 San Antonio 74 64 Fresno 09 41 S. Francisco 58 56 Houston 73 59 Savannah 62 : < Huron 48 23 Tampa 75 52 . Indianapolis 52 25 Washington 47 39 Jackson 69 37 Wichita 56 3-i Kansas City 58 27 * I * ■ ANTHONY R. RAINIS personnel when the two lines merged in June, 1961. He had been with Capital since 1946. , He had gone to New York to visit his mother. Mrs. Antonina i 'Rainis, a widow who lives at 22 Stag street in Brooklyn. "He went up every Thanks , giving,” his wife said last night). Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Rainis leaves a son. Ed ward. 19, stationed in Korea with the Army: a brother, also named Edward, of Long Island, iand two sisters. Mrs. Mary! Banaitis of Richmond Hills, N. Y„ and Mrs. Frances Mc- Grath of Brooklyn. The Haggerty youth also was returning home from a Thanks giving visit with his famly. They live at Manhasset, Long Island. His father, John Hag gerty, sr., was described as a printing executive. Young Haggerty was attend ing Georgetown University Foreign Service School part time. He also worked part <z-i- 0k? 9B MISS MARY KLEIN . \'C ; >- * “ K S -* \ J % C*~«Tr ■ K wef 1 HH Hr JHHHHHB miss m. p. McCutcheon miss diaenna champneys Four stewardesses were killed in yesterday’s crash of a United Airlines Viscount near Bal timore. Miss Klein and Miss Brent were working on the flight; Miss McCutcheon and Miss Champneys were passengers.—AP Wirephotos. The big plane was reduced to twisted, broken bits in its fatal plunge.—Star Staff Photo. time as a passenger agent for United at National Airport. He had joined United in 1960 as a reservations clerk in New York City. Lived With Students Mrs. Charlotte Ipsan, resident manager of Taft Towers in Arlington, said Mr. Haggerty lived there with two other Georgetown students, G. Bryan Dugan and Peter Eckerman. She said she thought all three had gone home for the holiday week end. At the door step of Apartment 303 where the students lived, a morning newspaper lay unclaimed last night. No one had been there to claim it all day. In addition to his parents, Mr. Haggerty leaves two broth ers, Robert and Brian, of Man hasset. The third area man aboard the plane, Nick Ritz, described himself as a production con trol specialist for the National Security Agency on rental forms he filled out at the of fice of the Americana Hamp shire Apartments in Adelphi. Mr. Ritz leaves a wife, Billie S„ and a 5-year-old son. Nick s. Ritz, in. The couple had been living in Adelphi since June, 1961. Be fore that they lived in an apart iment in University Park. List of Dead in Plane Crash Here is a list of the 17 per sons who lost their lives yes terday in the crash of a United Air Lines Viscount 10 miles southwest of Baltimore: John F. Haggerty. 20, of 1210 North Taft street, Arlington, a part-time Georgetown Univer sity student and UAL passenger agent. • Anthony R. Rainis, 46, of 1601 North Twelfth street, Ar lington, a supervisor for UAL. Nick S. Ritz, 27, of 2208 w • r V jV VEgK ! MISS KAAREN BRENT * > • >:• *• - • W| wF slHfe W •# ' -j. \ 1 Ji ■ ■ ms JHHHHHHi Nail and Jacoby Win at Bridge PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 24 (AP.)—G. Robert Nail of Hous ton and James Jacoby of Dallas finished first last night in the international bridge team trials in Phoenix despite losing 7-3 in the 15th and final round. The Texas team wound up with 95 points, three ahead of the Philadelphia team of Rob-, ert Jordan and Arthur Robin-! son, who defeated Mr. Nail and Mr. Jacoby in the last round of the trials. Howard Schenken and Peter Leventritt of New York finished third with 85 points to qualify as the third team in the June international match at St. Vincent, Italy. Tied for fourth with 82 were Len Harmon of New York, his partner Ivar Stakgold of Chi cago and the team of Gerald Michaud of Wichita, Kans., and David Carter of St. Louis. The Michaud-Carter team qualified as the alternate pair at the international competi tion because of an earlier 9-1' victory over the Stakgold-Har mon team. Fall national championship play begins today with two championship events in men’s and women's pains. The tour ney, which will decide seven major national championships, ends December 2. Phelps road, Adelphi, an en gineer for the National Se curity Agency at Fort George G. Meade. Capt. Milton J. Balog, 39. of Franklin Lakes, N. J., the pilot. Robert J. Lewis, 32, of Wil liamstown, N. J., the first of ficer. Stewardess Kaaren G. Brent, 20, of New York City and Oak land, Calif. Stewardess Mary Kay Klein, 21, of Newark, N. J., and Mar quette, Mich. Mrs. Katy Bruhn of Miles, lowa. Miss Nellie Cameron of Pym ble, Australia. Irving E. Carver, 57, passen ger service manager for UAL at Newark, and his wife, Mar ion, both of Westfield, N. J. Miss Diaenna Champneys, 21, an off-duty stewardness, of New York City and Ogden, Utah. Miss B. Lawrence of Prince ton. N. J. Miss Margaret P. McCutch eon, 21, an off-duty stewardess of Newark. Edward Park of Brooklyn, N. Y. Spencer Silverthorne. 46, of Watertown, N. Y., president of the Northern New York Trust Co. and of the Empire State Chamber of Commerce. George C. Sweeten, 44, of Los Altos, Calif., an off-duty UAL captain. Freeman Pleased By Trade Talks By the Associated Press Secretary of Agriculture Free man said today he is encouraged by conferences he held in Brus sels and Paris early this week on restrictions being raised on farm imports by the European Common Market. Mr. Freeman made a speech in Paris on Monday before Agricultural Ministers of the Organization for Economic Co operation and Development in which he said the United States i is concerned about policies that threaten this country’s markets for wheat, feed grains, rice and poultry. At a news conference yester i day, Mr. Freeman said a critical j decision on future Western Eu | ropean grain prices will be I made by Common Market 1 authorities next April. D. C. Women Die in Crash In New York A Hyattsville woman, a bride of 17 days, was killed last night in an auto accident in New York while traveling to a cele bration of her marriage. Also killed was a Washington woman who was in the car with her. j The dead are: Mrs. Joel Cohen, 24, of 1908 Erie street, who was at the wheel of a convertible which went out of control on the New York State Thruway near ! Elmsford, N. Y. Mrs. Jean Baker, 29, of 1500 Massachusetts avenue N.W. Mrs. Cohen’s husband, driv ing ahead in another car, did not learn of the accident until after he reached New Haven, Conn., where he and his wife were to celebrate their wedding I with his mother. The convertible in which the two women were traveling went out of control, crossed into the lane of oncoming traffic, side swiped one car, struck a second and then crashed headon into a third, according to the Asso ciated Press. The Cohen car: overturned after the crash, the report said. Three other persons were in jured, one critically, in the ac | cident. Mrs. Cohen’s mother, Mrs. R. C. Tilley, lives at 4001 Seventh street N.E. TAXES Continued From Page A-l bined tax overhaul and cut could be hammered out in one session of Congress and of de mands for a reduction next year even without revisions The amount of the tax cuts and the type of revisions under consideration remain a secret. Mr. Kennedy’s Labor-Manage ment Advisory Committee rec ommended a $lO billion reduc tion. • Among members of Congress the administration is sounding out is Representative Mills, Democrat of Arkansas. Mr. Mills heads the House Ways and Means Committee, which originates revenue legislation. Opposes Quick Cut Mr. Mills’ associates have said he opposes any quick tax cut that would greatly increase the Federal deficit so long as there is no real economic emer gency such as a serious reces sion. They said he also opposes a more deliberate tax reduction unless it is accompanied by revisions to broaden the tax base and tap sources that have not been contributing a full share to Federal income. The administration's pro posal was carried personally to I Mr. Mills at his home in Ar kansas by Undersecretary of the Treasury Heniy H. Fowler. Like many other legislators, Mr. Mills reportedly has been highly doubtful that a broad . tax overhaul bill could be hahi imered out in just one session. Many believe it would take one HERE NOW! M 15-50 J wirtl a NEW FACE Contract Let For TFX Plane Development By the Auoeiated Press General Dynamics Corp., with Grumman Corp, as an associate, won the contract for development of the TFX stand ard tactical plane for use by both the Air Force and Navy, the Defense Department an nounced today. General Dynamics won out in a final competition with the Boeing Co. for designing the plane, in what eventually is expected to be multi-biHlon dollar program to develop and build more than 1,500 planes. Today’s award was only for development of the tactical fighter. A production contract will come after development has reached the point where production is possible. General Dynamics will be required to provide 22 planes for testing. The first of these are to be delivered within 2’A years. Subject to Negotiations The Defense Department an nouncement said that: “Full details of the magni tude and cost of the program are subject to negotiation However, it will be a multi billion-dollar program and will surpass any fighter aircraft program since World War II in both numbers and dollars.” The TFX plane is designated by the Air Force as the FUIA; the Navy version is called the FIIIB. Basically, the design is standard, but variations wilj be made to meet special reqdire ments of the two services. The competition for the final development contract was one of the sharpest in the aircraft industry since World War II Originally 10 aircraft com panies were invited to submit proposals. A few months ago, the competition had narrowed down to General Dynamics and Boeing. Two Jet Engines The Pentagon said the two man fighter will be powered by two Pratt & Whitney JTF (IOA-20 turbo-fan jet engines. The Fill will have a top speed of about times the speed of sound and will be capable of short take-offs from rough airfields in forward areas. “The aircraft will be able to fly anywhere in the world in one day,” the Pentagon statement said. “It will be capable of carrying all conven tional and nuclear weapons in cluding the latest air-to-sur face and tactical weapons.” Although the formal an nouncement today did not go into details, the Air Force ver sion of the Fill is expected to have a range of more than 3,000 miles without midair re fueling. Using midair refueling, for which the plane will be equipped, the range can be ex tended several times. President's Wife Going to Ballet HYANNIS PORT, Mass., Nov. 24 (AP).—Mrs. Jacqueline Ken nedy will attend the perform ance of the Bolshoi Ballet in Boston tonight, the White House staff announced today. A number of the members of the Russian dancing troupe were entertained earlier this week at a buffet lunch at the home of the President’s young est brother, Senator-elect Ed ward M. (Ted) Kennedy. President and Mrs. Kennedy attended performances of the Bolshoi when the troupe was in Washington recently. year for the House to hold hearings and act. and another year for the Senate to act. The suggestion of Secretary of Commerce Hodges that taxes should be reduced promptly, leaving tax revision to be enacted later on, is viewed with skepticism oy many ad ministration officials as well as a great many of the lawmakers. Whether Mr. Fowler per suaded Mr. Mills that the ad ministration's two-phase plan would provide a reasonable compromise solution that could be enacted in the coming ses sion of Congress remained un certain. But it was known, at least, that the administration’s basic proposal has not been changed since the Fowler-Mills conver sation This would suggest that Mr. Mills did not step on it too hard. Broad Overhaul And ever since the enact ment of the 1961 tax bill late in the last session, administra tion officials have been saying it should be possible to work out a second broad overhaul measure in the new session. They have noted that this year’s measure was a fairly broad bill embracing a new in vestment tax credit, the report ing of dividend and interest payments and some tightening of the tax rules on foreign -1 earned income.