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District and vicinity—Cloudy and not as cold tonight with a chance of snow after midnight, low near 20. Tomorrow, cloudy and cold with some snow likely, high in the upper 2Qs. Today's high, 28. at 2 pm.; low, 10, at 6:06 am. Fell U*ort m |-2 111th Year. No. 365. Miom LI. 3-5000 *** D. C. Issues Housing Bias Ban Three Bandits Terrorize 7, Rob N.E. Bank of $66,209 Two Suspects Held, Part of Loot Found Three masked bandits ter rorized seven employes at the Brookland branch of the Na tional Bank of Washington this morning and escaped with $66,209. Within two hours, an FBI spokesman said Federal agents and Washington police had picked up two suspects at an apartment building in North east Washington. Police said the two suspects were seized in the apartment about two hours after they had fled the robbed bank branch at 3806 Twelfth street N.E. Part of the money was recovered. Five Tied With Clothesline Seven bank employes, five of whom were bound hand and foot with clothesline, gave police a harrowing account of the elaborate holdup. The colored bandits, two de scribed as slender men about 6 feet 3 inches tall, invaded the branch at 6:46 ajn. by menacing a bank guard with a sawed-off shotgun. During the next two and a quarter hours, they lay in wait as six employes arrived one by one. The tall gunmen wore gro tesque Halloween masks. The third, a stocky man described being about 5 feet, 6 inches in height, had on a stocking mask and dark glasses. The first of six employes forced into the bank’s boiler room arrived at about 8 am. The last to arrive, assistant manager William Riecks. 60. gave detectives this account: At 8:35 am., Mr. Riecks reached the Brookland bank’s side door. Inside the doorway, sitting on a chair, was the branch custodian. Richmond Sharp. Everything appeared to be normal. Teller Punched on Jaw When Mr. Riecks entered the branch, however, one of the bandits, brandishing a shotgun, sprang up from a hiding place in a corner. The assistant manager was escorted at gun point to the boiler room, where five other bank employes, tied hand and foot with clothesline, were being guarded by the two other bank robbers. By that time, the bank man ager, Robert Karpovich, who had arrived earlier, had been forced to open the main vault. Then, in turn, each of three tellers was led upstairs to un lock his own cash box inside the main vault. Shortly before 9 am., Fred Beyer, a teller, apparently irri tated one of the bandits by staring at him fixedly. The masked man walked over to Mr. Beyer and punched him on the jaw, snarling: “Take a good look, you won’t be able to see anything anyway.” A minute or two before 9 am., several customers had collected outside the branch door waiting for admission. Mrs. Florence Robinson, of 5527 Fifth street N.E., one of the bank patrons, told police that when the bank doors were not opened on the hour, she knew “something was wrong." "But there is little reason to think that the paralysis of the great powers, imposed by the atom, will not con tinue." Columnist Eric Sevareid finds cause for cautious optimism and the hope that the "pax atomica" will continue in 1964. Page A-7 W loeninQ Star V J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION C/ Rockefellers Expecting Birth of Child in June NEW YORK. Dec. 31 (AP).— Gov. and Mrs. Nelson A. Rocke feller said today they are ex pecting the birth of a child in June. The announcement was issued through the office of the Governor, a candidate for the Republican nomination for President next year. It said simply: “Gov. and Mrs. Rockefeller today announced the expected arrival of a child in early June of 1964.” Gov. Rockefeller, 55. and his wife “Happy,” the former Mrs. James Slater Murphy, 36, were married last May 4. The Governor was divorced by Mrs. Mary Todhunter Clark Rockefeller on March 16,1962. His second wife, a member of a socially prominent Philadel phia family, divorced Mr. Murphy, a scientist employed by the Rockefeller Foundation, last April 1. The Governor's divorce and remarriage created widespread comment on how his political career and White House pros i pects might be affected. Gov. Rockefeller and his first wife had five children. One, Michael, died in a sea accident in 1961 while he was on an Air Force Shifts 3,500 From Japan to U. S. TOKYO, Dec. 31 (AP).—The United States Air Force is go ing to transfer 3,500 men and 78 planes including its last operational B-57 bombardment wing from Japan to the United States. This major realignment of U. S. air strength was con firmed today by Lt. Gen. Maurice A. Preston, commander of U. S. forces in Japan, and the U. S. Embassy. Neither would give any details. However, an informed source disclosed the United States is negotiating additional Air Force withdrawals but has assured the Japanese It will honor its pledge under the U. S.-Japan security treaty to defend Japan from attack. Complete by Next Fall The reduction is part of a swing toward relying more on airiifted mobile groups, whose effectiveness has been demon strated in recent exercises, and on forces on Okinawa, a U. 8.- administered island 350 miles south of Japan which is the biggest American military base in the Far East. A United States Embassy spokesman said the Japanese government agreed to the with drawals in recognition of the need for “the most efficient use” of military resources to meet the United States’ global commitments. In Washington, a Pentagon spokesman also declined to elaborate on the realignment. But an informed source in Japan gave these details: The initial withdrawals are expected to be completed by next fall. Some 2,000 United States dependents also will be returned home, and about 2,400 Japanese employes at United States bases are expected to lose their jobs. NO S-XY WORDS HIM and HER Tags, $25 By WILLIAM GRIGG Star Staff Writer Custom auto tags—like “JOKER,” “HIS” and “HERS’* or the driver’s initials or an easy to remember number—will go on District automobiles April 1, 1965. Residents may reserve the 1965 tags with their choices of letters or numbers now by writ ing to the Department of Mo tor Vehicles and enclosing a $25 check payable to the D. C. treasurer. The $25 will be a one-time charge in addition to the regular registration fee. Car owners thereafter can keep the same letters on their tags without further extra charge. George A. England, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, presented the special WASHINGTON, D. Q, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1963—28 PAGES 'll aB K * W wHK. 4 ' y JnL • - MRS. ROCKEFELLER —AP Wirephots expedition in the South Pacific, shortly after his parents an nounced their divorce inten tions. Gov. Rockefeller's second wife had four children by her first marriage—James, 12;! Margaret, 10; Carol. 7, and Melinda, 3. The parents share custody, i although final arrangements are pending. No reductions are planned In Army. Navy or Marine per sonnel, who comprise 20.200 men. Total United States mili tary strength in Japan Is 46,000 men. With them are 54,000 dependents and 3,000 American civiUan employes. Planes to be withdrawn are 48 B-575, 14 F-100 tactical fighters and 16 C-134 troop transports. Fighter-Bombers Used This will mean the deactiva tion of the sth Air Force's B-57 wing, last of the big bombers still operational in the United States Air Force. The sth Air Force, with headquarters at Fuchu Air Base outside of Tokyo, is the bulwark of United States air strength in Japan. The job of the big bombers will be taken over by F-105s, high-speed fighter - bombers capable of delivering nuclear weapons. Three squadrons of F-105s were recently assigned to Japan, although no nuclear weapons are beUeved stationed in the country. The reductions also will in clude withdrawal of F-100 squadrons from Misawa Air Force Base in Northern Japan, but these planes will be re placed on a rotation basis by tactical air command fighters from other United States bases around the world to avoid a gap in Northern Japan’s air defenses. While the C-124 squadron is expected back in the United States by next fall, no time table has been set for the other reductions. ’ Among the reasons cited for the withdrawal is the disen chantment of top United States military men with Japan as a reHable base for United States military operations in Asia. tag plan today to the District Commisisoners, who imediately approved it. Requests for reserving tags may be made for any combina tion of letters and numbers up to five units except those in the low licenses series, 1 to 1,250, and the regular series from lAIOO to 9Z999. Mr. England said racy com binations of letters will not be issued. He said the new system may take the pressure off the Com missioners for low number auto tags. Other advantages include new revenue for the District and increased ease in remem bering tag numbers, since they will not change from year to year. Georgiev Gets Death Penalty As CIA Spy No Appeal From Sentence Imposed In Bulgarian Court SOFIA, Bulgaria. Dec. 31 (AP).—Former Bulgarian Dip lomat Ivan Asen Christos Georgiev was sentenced to death by a firing squad on charges of spying for the United States Central Intel ligence Agency. There is no appeal from the sentence, which was given by Bulgaria’s Supreme Court after a six-day trial. Georgiev pleaded guilty and indicated he expected the death sen tence. Georgiev was found guilty of spying while he was coun selor of Bulgaria’s delegation at the United Nations between 1956 and 1961 and later as an official of various government agencies until he was arrested last September. Earned $200,000 Georgiev confessed he had earned $200,000 for his espio nage. He said he spent the money on “several mistresses in Bulgaria and abroad.” He said as a high-ranking diplomat he had access to Im portant military, economic and political informations, among them state secrets, which he sold to the CIA. He was alleged to have re layed information to United States Intelligence contacts in various secret apartments in New York, but some addresses listed in the Indictment do not exist. A former anarchist, Georgiev began a diplomatic career after World War 11. He served in Paris from 1946 to 1950. At the time of his arrest, he held a ranking post in the Bulgarian Academy of Science. Protest in Bulgaria Georgiev’s trial was accom panied by a protest demonstra tion before the United States Legation in Sofia by 3,000 Bul garians last Friday which has strained relations between the United States and the Commu nist regime. The United States lodged two protests with the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry against the riots, during which windows of the Legation building were smashed and ears were over turned. The ostensible reason for the demonstration was Georgiev’s alleged espionage. But observ ers in Washington believed growing popularity of the United States in Bulgaria might have impelled the Sofia government to permit the anti- American demonstration. After the protests the Bul garian Foreign Ministry as sured the United States further demonstrations against the ILegation would be prevented. Hassan Going to Cairo RABAT, Dec. 31 (AP).—King Hassan II will go to Cairo January 6 for the January 13 Pan - Arab summit meeting called by President Nasser of Egypt, Morocco has announced. Mr. England said the custom tags may be heavier so that they can be used for several years by simply adding a smal ler tag to their comers or they may be issued each year. Further cost studies, he said, will help to determine this. Regular tags will remain available as usual, of course, for persons not wishing to pay the extra $25, or not wishing to advertise themselves. The requests for reservation of custom tags for 1965 will be given priority by the postmarks on the letters. Tags may be reserved by persons without cars but the $25 will be for feited if the tags requested are not put into use in three years. The custom 1965 tags will go into use in 1965 on April 1, April Fools Day. MR * PRESIDENT INSISTS ON WALK President Johnson, strolling through downtown Austin yesterday, shrugs off a suggestion by Secret Service Agent Rufus Youngblood that he cut his walk short for security reasons.—AP Wirephoto. Congress Due Back in Week Session Faces 3 Major Issues By J. A. O’LEARY Star Staff Writer The 88th Congress will reconvene one week from today to face three major issues it left unfinished when it ended one of the longest sessions in many years yesterday. These unsolved problems are civil rights, tax revision and medicare for the aged, all of which are likely to be cam paign Issues in the approaching presidential election. The Senate paved the way for a belated adjournment of the 1963 session when it passed the $3 billion foreign aid ap propriation bill yesterday afternoon. This sent to President John son the last of a dozen ap propriation bills that should have been passed by June 30. Most of them dragged slowly through the legislative mill un til fall. Recalled From Hawaii The House had completed the foreign aid bill on Christ mas eve, allowing most of its members to go home for the holidays. But Senators were called back from as far away as Hawaii yesterday so that none of the money bills would be left until next year The Senate voted, 56 to 14, for the money items in the foreign aid bill and then ac cepted, without a roll call, the compromise Communist credit provision, which delayed final action last week. I This provision gives the ’President discretionary author ity to let the Export-Import Bank guarantee private bank loans to finance the sale of surplus wheat or any American See CONGRESS, Page A-5 CHANCE OF SNOW DIMS OUTLOOK FOR FESTIVE EVE The sobering possibility of snow is forecast by the Weather Bureau for to night’s New Year’s celebra tion. The bureau said today it would be cloudy and cold with the highest temper atures in the upper 20s. Snow is possible in this area after midnight, the bureau said. Snow is considered likely on New Year’s Day with temperature in the upper 20’s. The forecaster said the mass of cold air that dropped the mercury at Dulles Airport to 2 degrees at 5 am. today was drift ing slowly northeast. Na tional Airport reported a low of 10 degrees at 6:05 am. FHA Suspends Builder In Housing Bias Case Mortgage Program Barred to Firm Charged With Evading Sale to Negro Federal Housing Administration officials yesterday sus pended a Washington area builder’s FHA mortgage privilege after the firm was accused of refusing to seU a suburban home to a Negro couple. It was the first such suspension under an antidiscrimi- nation housing order signed by the late President Kennedy on November 20,1962. The suspension order, which named H&S Builders, Inc., of Silver Spring, Md., was issued by C. Edward Childs, Jr., direc tor of the FHA’s District of Columbia insuring office. The District office has jurisdiction over the Washington Metropol itan Area. Bars FHA Insurance The FHA official said the action bars the firm’s partici pation in the FHA-lnsured mortgage program but does not prevent the builder from sell ing homes for which mortgage loans are obtained through conventional financing. An FHA statement declared H&S allegedly used evasive tactics when a Negro couple, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Wool folk, attempted to purchase a house in the Oakwood Knolls development in nearby East Riverdale, Md. Persuasion Tried Under provisions of the presidential antibias executive order, builders who apply for FHA financing are required to sign a nondiscrimination pledge. The pledge had been signed by the H&S firm last April 12, the FHA said. Before issuing the suspension Hotel Official's Wife Is Robbed of $50,000 The wife of a Washington hotel executive reported she was roughed up and robbed of jewels, money and furs esti mated at more than $50,000 at her North Miami residence over the week end. The victim was Mrs. Sylvia Coyne, wife of Marshall B. Coyne, president of the luxury Madison Hotel at Fifteenth and M streets N.W. and a prominent builder. Washington police reported meanwhile that Mrs. Coyne’s home here, at 4600 Linnean street NW., was broken into and ransacked over the week end, although apparently only a portable television set and a radio were taken. Mrs. Coyne said that two men, wearing black motorcycle jackets and posing as Western Union messengers, knocked at the door of her Keystone Point home in North Miami at 1:30 am. Saturday. When she answered, they pushed their way inside and one covered her face with his Guide for Readers Amumeiiu 84-7 Lib«r» Sport* .... All BnUnt**. Stock* .. A-11-U Mute B-7 CUmWIX BA-11 Obnurte* B-» Comic* B-U-U SncMj-Bom* BAS Bdtton*! M Sport* AA-11 Editorial Artid** ... A-T Tomorrow la Wut. B-U Feature Paa* A-H TV-R*die B-14 Homs Delivered: Daily and Sunday, per month, 2.25 order, Mr. ChUds said he tried to persuade the builder to sell a home to the Woolfolks. Early this month, the builder’s attor ney and FHA officials con ferred in Mr. Childs' office. Mr. Childs said December 23 was set as the deadHne for compliance with the antidiscri mination policy. H&S salesmen were accused of employing evasive tactics when the couple attempted to purchase a house last August and September, the FHA said. The complaint lodged by the Woolfolks was submitted to the FHA through the Washington chapter of the American Friends Committee. New Orleans Gets Rare Snowfall NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 311 (AP).—A rare snowfall Whirled over New Orleans in today’s pre-dawn darkness. The' big, wet flakes melted almost as soon as they hit. Snow provokes great excite ment in these parts but this fall came at such an awkward hour It was greeted only by night workers and revelers in the city’s French quarter. hand. She said one of the men told her that “if I looked up they’d kill me.” The bandit then shoved her, she said, and she fell over a coffee table, cutting her leg. She said that both men were soft-spoken and heeded her re quest that they not tie her too tightly. They tied her hands and feet with a nightgown, a belt and a pillow case and left her lying on a bed in a bedroom, she said. She said they ransacked her jewelry box. took money from her wallet and also took two mink coats. She said that from the list of valuables taken, the North Miami police had esti mated the loss at more than $50,000. As the bandits were leaving, she said, she asked them to lock the door behind them be cause she was all alone in the house. The men did so. she said. In a short time, she worked herself free and called police. 10 Cents Order Forbids Restrictions on Sale, Rental Regulation Goes Into Effect Jan. 20; Stiff Penalties Set By CHARLES D. PIERCE Star Start Writer The long-expected order ban ning discrimination in sale or rental of housing here because of race, religion or national ori gin was Issued today by the District Commissioners. It will go into effect Jan uary 20. , In addition to prohibiting bias in sale or rental of hous4 Tait ts Homing Order. Page A-J Ing, the regulation also bans discrimination in housing ad vertising, approval of Hens and in the providing of services to tenants. The order bans discrimina tion in the sale and rental of all single-family homes. But it exempts rental of rooms or apartments In one and two family dwellings in which the owner is living. Also exempt are certain rooming houses and property used by church groups 'for religious purposes. Build ings of “recognized fraternal groups" are also exempted if they are used for purposes outlined in the organization's charter. Statement Issued The regulation provides fines up to S3OO or imprisonment for not more than 10 days for violators. Walter N. TObrlner, presi dent of the District Board of Commissioners, said in a pre pared statement on behalf of the Commissioners, “It is . . . emminently right and long overdue that the Capital of the world’s greatest democracy should at last make enforce able on equal terms access to one of the most essential of ’ people's needs. "In vindicating this right—« 1 in itself a significant milestone in the ethics of democracy—we also tend to alleviate crime, dis ease and the host of evils at- I tendant upon housing discrim [ ination.” Expects Co-operation Mr. Tobrlner said that the Commissioners are confident that “the citizens of the Dis -1 trict of Columbia will recognize ' the justice of these regulations and will co-operate as they always have in making this a [ city of equal opportunity. > “At this beginning of the i New Year, as our major faiths , pause to emphasize the basic brotherhood of man, we hope , that today we are making a ’ contribution to a better under standing and a better relation ' among all our people.” The order was adopted unani mously by the three Commis sioners without any discussion at the open board session today. Commissioner John B. Duncan interrupted a short vacation in North Carolina and arrived here by train early this morn ing to vote on the measure. The regulation also bans i “blockbusting”—efforts by un scrupulous persons to panic ' property owners into selling be ’ cause of changing residential racial or religious patterns. One provision of the order i requires the posting of notices [ of the fair housing order in all real estate offices and r apartment houses. i Under the measure, com- See HOUSING, Page A-3 Race Results Charles Town 1st—Sl.OOO: clmc.: 3-yrs. & up; 4! fur. Hank’s Girl <P’terson) 3.80 2.60 2.10 Plastic Foot (Small) 4.00 3.10 Wythepool (Belanger) 3.80 Jap Gal. Prince Karl. Trico. Wagon Bank. Disk Man. Kathie Loti to. Bossy Bets. Time. O:4WA*. 2d —$1,000: elmc.: 3-yr.-olds up; 6 furlongs. Boy In Blue (G’b'dla) 72.20 51.00 11.40 Mr. Free Time (Bland) **o 80 9.00 Patch’s Pride (Kailai) 3.10 Post Meridiem. Warrior George, Hordadef. Sooty Foot. Foggy Harbor, Armabelle. Fostalani. Time. 1:15%. DAILY DOUBLE (3-10) >270.20 3d—sl,ooo; mdn.: 3 & 4 yrs.; fur, Mussuet (Patterson) 6.20 3.80 3.00 Irreverent (D. Smith) 4.20 3.00 Mr. Manty (Kimball) 8.80 Wasatch. Dogwood Red. Delaware Mr. Swim Baby. Lady Scattercash, Post Grille. Johnnie Wise. Time. :50%. CHURCHES BRING IN NEW YEAR SPECIAL CHURCH service, to night and tomorrow will bring Washington area Christians to gether in prayer and meditation far the New Year. Listings of various services appear today o. Page A-4.