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a a 006 6 6.000 a THE DAILY ITEM, PORT CHESTER, N.Y., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1964 PAGE 21 Police Boat Damaged By Turning Rail Unions Postpone Nationwide Walkout By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's trains chugged past another strike threat today a timajor scheduled daybreak walkout was postponed indefinitely. There appeared little likeli- Excise Tax Cut To Be LB.J Goal (Continued from Page 1) 26, emphasized bread and butter issues in his text. Hailing current prosperity, Johnson said, "America cannot afford a recession." "A recession today, like those of the 1950s, would mean a loss of $20 billion a year in production a loss of million jobs a 40 per cent rise in unemployment," he said. In addition to avoiding recession, Johnson said, the nation must "extend prosperity to all Americans" through stronger unemployment compensation and minimum wage laws, through medical care for the aging under Social Security and through "equal opportunity for every American of every race and color and belief." Obituaries ALEXANDER PAEN 43 Years At Club Alexander Paen, 64, of 4 Westview Port Chester, died a yesterday while at work on the grounds of the Westchester Country he had been groundskeeper for 43 years. Mr.

Paen was the husband of Philomena Francosia Paen who died four months Born Aug. 10, 1900, Melfi, Italy, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Paen. He had lived in Port Chester seven years and previously Rye 49 years.

He was a member of the Building and Service Union Local 32E and was a parishioner of Corpus Christi Church. He is survived by a son, Louis of Greenwich; three daughters, Mrs. John Loparco, Mrs. Jerry. Scafa and Mrs.

Mario Caminiti, all of Port Chester; a brother, Anthony of Rye, and eight grandchildren. JOHN P. ROGERS Lifelong Rye Resident John Patrick Rogers, 65 Grace Church Rye, died suddenly of a heart attack yesterday at New Rochelle Hospital. The son of the late Thomas and Mary Killroy Rogers, Mr. was born in Rye, Dec.

Rogers, He was a lifelong resident. Educated in Rye schools, Mr. Rogers was a broker's assistant on the New York Stock change for over 40 years. He served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II.

Mr. Rogers is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Pierson and Mrs. Mary R. Farrell, both of Rye, and one niece and one nephew.

Mr. Rogers was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Rye. ALICE M. ELLIS Registered Nurse Miss Alice M. Ellis, a resident of the Osborn Memorial Home in Rye for 21 years died yesterday at the age of 85.

She was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, daughter of Henry and Emily Pinkham Ellis. Miss Ellis was a registered nurse employed at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers prior to entering the Osborn Home in 1943. She is survived by three neices, Mrs.

Mary Ellis Baird of New York City and Miss Jessie and Olive Major of Cranston, R.I., and a nephew, S. Ellis, of New York City. DEATH NOTICES ROGERS, JOHN P. Of 65 Grace Church Rye, N. Y.

suddenly on Sept. 21, 1964. Beloved brother of Katherine Rogers Pierson and Mary Rogers Farrell, uncle of Catherine Farrell and Colin M. Pierson, Private. Reposing at The William H.

Graham Funeral Home, 1036 Boston Post Road, Rye, N.Y. Requiem Mass 9:30 of a.m. the Wednesday Resurrection, Sept. 23, Rye, at N.Y. the Church ment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Rye, N.Y.

9-22 PAEN, ALEXANDER Suddenly on Sept. 21, 1964. Devoted father of Louis, Mrs. John Loparco, Mrs. Jerry Scafa, Mrs.

Mario Caminiti. Reposing at the James J. Gunipero Funerat al Corpus Home Inc. Christi Solemn Church Requiem Thursday Mass a.m. Interment St.

Mary Cemetery, N.Y. FRIENDS MAY TUESDAY FROM 3-5 FROM AND 7-10 7-10 AND P.M. WEDNES. 9-23 IN MEMORIAM COTTE, RAPHAEL (RALPH) EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY Although vou are no longer here, You remain forever near, in our "Wife and Children" 9-22 hood of a renewal of the strike threat by 150,000 shop workers after negotiators announced "tentative settlement" of their job security dispute. The announcement Monday came about 14 hours before the scheduled 6 a.m.

strike deadline and ended the second major threat of a virtually nationwide rail tieup since April. "We have reached an agreement on four of the major issues involved and feel certain we will be able to complete the agreement very soon," said Michael Fox, spokesman for six shop craft unions. The unions had called the strike against most of the nation's railroads except the Pennsylvania and Long Island railroads, the Southern Railway System and the Florida East Coast Settlements had already been in the works with the Pennsylvania, Long Island and Southern. The Florida road involved in a long. strike on other issues been operating with nonunion personnel for more than a year.

"The fact that we have disposed of these troublesome issues indicates railroad management and railroad labor big enough to solve their own problems," said chief railroad negotiator J. E. Wolfe. Although President Johnson took no open hand in the settlement, as in last April's dispute, he kept close watch on the talks from the White House. Francis A.

O'Neill, member of the National Mediation Board, said talks were to resume today "to try to wrap up the balance of this The sole issue involved in the negotiations is job security, a problem that has increasingly aggravated rail labor relations since railroad modernization began wiping out thousands of jobs over the past 15 years. No details of the tentative agreement were announced, but the negotiators said they were based on recommendations made last month by a presidential emergency board. Stocks Gain; GM At Despite UAW NEW YORK (P) The stock market continued to advance today, but the rise was narrow. General Motors was unperturbed by the Friday strike deadline imposed by the United Auto Workers in the current labor talks. The stock moved up a substantial fraction, making a new high of Steels were unchanged to narrowly mixed.

U.S. Steel rose a fraction. Bethlehem was off slightly. Erie-Lackawanna continued in demand, making a new high, up at Acme Steel was up a fraction and Interlake Iron was unchanged on reports of merger news. Texas Gulf Sulphur rose to Gains of around a point were posted for New York Central, IBM, Du Pont, U.S.

Smelting and Control Data. American Smelting joined in the two-cent-a-pound copper price boost and the stock was up a fraction. Phelps Dodge was steady. Kennecott lost a fraction. International Harvester rose a point.

Oxford Paper was off at Sperry Rand, unchanged 15, Reynolds Metals, up at and American Telephone, off at Tass (Continued from Page 1) evidence of hits, such as debris or floating bodies. A Navy team has gone to the Far East to make an inquiry. It is not expected back until late next week. The Soviet news agency Tass said Monday that the Americans fired at five ships, sinking three of them. This seemed to come as a surprise to Washington officials, including President Johnson.

He said he knew nothing about the Tass report and that newsmen had all the information the U.S. government has on this. Secretary of State Dean Rusk told a Los Angeles news conference he would not speculate on the Russian claim. He said he felt the incident was self-contained and would incur no further action. He added that the United States "is not going to be pushed out of the Gulf of Tonkin.

He said the United States will insist that the Communists of North Viet Nam and China realize that the gulf is an international body of water not a "Communist WILLIAM H. GRAHAM "The Funeral Home" 1036 BOSTON POST ROAD RYE, NEW YORK Day and Night Service WOodbine 7-0129 The Port Chester police boat, a 17-foot outboard, is laid up a after being squashed a fuel oil tanker yesterday afternoon, A witness called police after observing the tanker, A. Beber" which had just delivered oil to the Royal Petroleum Co. at the foot of Purdy Avenue, turning around in the river and in the process shoving the police boat into the dock. At last report the police craft was "taking water through the floor Another boat in mooring No.

100 was also damaged, according to police, as well as the village dock. Cable Knot Still Holds Trapped 4 MERCURY, Nev. (AP) Workmen sought urgently today to extricate a mass electrical cable and free four men trapped 1.800 feet underground in a nuclear test shaft. "It's a slow, agonizing said an Atomic Energy Commission spokesman. "The workmen have never come up against a problem like this before." steel supporting the electrical cable snapped about 6 p.m.

Saturday whiplashed upward, striking and killing one man and injuring three others, none seriously. The cable, thick as a man's wrist, collapsed in a spaghettilike snarl and clogged the bottom 300 feet of the shaft. The shaft, cylindrical and steel-lined, feet in diameter. Three 35-man crews in hour shifts were working? at extracting the mass of cable. One man goes down 1,500 feet in a steel cage, snips the tangled and hooks it to a steel cable connected to a winch at the top.

The man in the cage is withdrawn, then the winch winds a length of cable to the surface. Workmen estimated they had withdrawn 3,000 pounds of the electrical cable had 6,000 pounds to go. The trapped men were "comfortable and cheerful and were settling down for a good night's an AEC spokesman said Monday night. They were in a 30-square-foot room with a 10-foot ceiling, adjoining the base of the shaft und built to hold test instruments for a nuclear test blast. Plastic-wrapped food was lowered 'to the men through a 10-inch ventilation shaft.

The trapped men are George R. Cooper, Tucson, Art Luhnow, North Las Vegas, and Lloyd L. Shaw, Santa Barbara, all electricians, and Leland Roeder, a miner, Pioche, Nev. Killed by the lashing cable was James C. Gray, 45, Indian Springs, Nev.

Cooper reported over a field telephone: "We couldn't have been treated nicer. We're warm and comfortable and not a bit worried. The food and coffee are fine. We enjoy the reading material sent down to us. "But we'll be glad to get out.

There's no place like More than 100 underground test blasts in as many different shafts have been conducted at the site, at Yucca Flats, about 110 air miles northwest of Las Vegas. The electricians and laborers are employed by Reynolds Electrical and Engineering the AEC's prime contractor at test site. Reynolds executives escorted Cooper's wife Vera and Luhnow's 's wife Margaret Luhnow's mother, a San Diego, resident whose name was not obtained to the scene. The women conversed with the men over the intercom. An AEC spokesman said, "The problem essentially is that you have several hundred feet of messed up, snarled, multiple cable, lying inside a 4-foot-diameter, round, steel casing." "The big mass is at about 500 feet.

It's a long trip down, and it takes lot of time." Saigon (Continued from Page 1) don't keep their word, they know we can turn more thousands in to the street. government knows that we can call out the central market workers and really make things bad if we don't get our demands." Some labor leaders conceded the Communist Viet Cong apparently was seeking to manipulate the strikers. A number of unidentified persons not connected with the labor leaders urged strikers on to demon strate Monday, and some called for a charge on the premier's office building. Several thousand strikers had camped in front of the building as rain poured down. About 2.000 strikers met this morning in front of Saigon's main labor headquarters in an ugly mood.

A student distributing leaflets to the crowd was roughed up. Police took him into protective custody. The CRAFT MEMORIAL HOME ROBERT W. SCHNAUTZ, Director FOUNDED 1867 WEstmore 9 0131 California Hems In Huge Blaze By RON SOBLE CALISTOGA, Calif. (AP) A monster forest fire that went 18 miles in 15 hours, charring 90 square miles of timber and brush and endangering two cities, neared control by firemen today.

The blaze strode across the rugged mountains separating the Napa Valley resort town of Calistoga and 1 Santa Rosa, seat of adjacent Sonoma County. By dawn, weary fire fighters appeared to have beaten back the fire miles southwest of Calistoga after a siege of two days. The meandering blast furnace that hopscotched the tops of lofty pines over the mountains into Santa Rosa also was contained, but only after three fiery fingers had laid waste to some 25 homes, forced evacuation of about 2,000 persons and threatened a hospital and a convent. Whipped by high winds, the fire started moving late Monday afternoon. Earlier in the day it had swept into Calistoga, destroying or charring 50 homes and putting half the population to flight.

Beaten off once, the fire spread eastward from Calistoga, only to turn once more on the beleaguered city ahead of a shifting wind. Again fire fighters blocked the path of the blaze. And again a capricious wind sent it east: ward. The fire crackled into Santa Rosa early Tuesday morning. Burning out of the mountains and across fields of tinderbrush, the fire first threatened Lomita Heights, a new subdivision of homes in the $50,000 to $100,000 range.

Firemen saved the subdivision, but the blaze then sped toward. the 150-bed Sonoma Hospital. As city buses stood by to evacuate patients, the fire stopped at bulldozergouged fire lines just 200 yards from the hospital. The fire burned along the ridges on both sides of Rincon Valley, where most of the damage to homes occurred. Some 200 city employes manning bulldozers and steams hovels joined firemen in throwing a protective ring around the fire's next threatened target the Ursuline Convent housing 116 students and 16 Catholic nuns.

"It was a miracle there were major injuries," said Kent Bathurst, assistant city manager of Santa, Rosa. Most serious injury reported was a shoulder separation suffered by an unidentified youth who tumbled down the side of a canyon while fighting the fire near his home. Heightening hope the fire will be controlled today is the anticipated use of borate bombers provided by the California Division of Forestry. The danger point also appeared to have passed in Napa, 30 miles south of Calistoga at the opposite tip of the wine rich Napa Valley. I REVIVING SCOUTS, SAILING ART A LA HUCK FINN Rye District Boy Scouts are sponsoring a competition in the building and sailing of rafts a at Playland.

Lake this Saturday beginning at, 2 p.m. Kraft, activities chairman, in charge of the event, called a "Kon Tiki Raft Teams of scouts have been working for weeks assembling crafts the races and other contests. The rafts will be maneuvered over set course. During the voyage, each crew will build a cooking fire on the raft and cook two flapjacks. Parents and friends are invited to view the competition and race.

Those wishing to watch should use the left lane at the Playland parking toll booth. There will be no charge for spectators there. Grasslands Department Advocated WHITE PLAINSCreation of a County Department of Hospitals to operate Grasslands Hospital was recommended yesterday by the Westchester Board of Supervisors. The Board that Grasslands Hospital be separated from the Department of Public Welfare. It asked that its Legislation Committee prepare final legislation which would embody the Board's thinking.

The Board acted along the ideas recommended by a special citizens committee last May 4. The proposed department would be under the over -all administrative direction of a commissioner of hospitals who may be, but not necessarily must be, a physician. The Board did not decide whether there should be both a commissioner and a director of the hospital. Creation of a strong hospital board of nine persons to oversee the operations of ahme hospital and the addition of member of the Board of Supervisors as a nonvoting, liaison member of the hospital board were also recommended. The Board, however, turned down a recommendation of the citizens committee that the Facilities and Services Division of the Welfare Department be transferred to the Public Works Department.

The Board said that it would study further the Facilities and Services transfer along with future transfers of the Penitentiary, Jail and Children's Detention Cottage. Foundation Insures Library In Hastings A new public this HUDSONcommunity was assured last night with an announcement that the Surdna Foundation headed by Mrs. Helen Benedict has approved a $300,000 subscription to the village. The entire sum will go to construction and site development because the Fulton Park property on which it will be built is village owned. County Officials See Selves Facing Reapportion Action By EMMET N.

O'BRIEN county and municipal legislative Staff Correspondent KIAMESHA LAKE County officials are in a stew today a about potential reapportionment affecting boards of supervisors. They feel that the influence of the Supreme Court decision upon legislative, reapportionment later will hit their local governing bodies. The concern was seen in two addresses today at the 400th annual conference of the County Officers Association in the Hotel Concord here. Also adding to the uncertainty of the officials is the fact that two or three court challenges of local representation now are underway. Warning To Officials State Sen.

Robert C. McEwen, R-Odgensburg, chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment warned the county officials that current proposals in Congress to stay the effect of the Supreme Court ruling apply only state legislatures. They do not deal "with the apportionment of representation on county boards of supervisors, boards of aldermen and other bodies. Riding in 'the hands of the courts and in possible congressional action he said, is the "extent to which the legislative branch of state, and local government, as we have known it, shall be changed." Milton Alpert, counsel to the office of local government, told county attorneys that the counties have ways of changing their apportionment of legislative Changes Are Cited He cited weighted voting, as used in Nassau; a variation of it now before the Monroe County voters in the form of charter changes, or election of county legislators But, Alpert concluded, there is no guarantee that the changes would meet the fancy of the U.S. Supreme Court, where the atlarge concept might be considered in relation to its effect on a state, such as Alabama, rather than on a New York county.

Alpert also questioned whether some of the actions to change local apportionment were erly brought in federal court. He felt the State Supreme Court was the correct tribunal. Stubborn Fire Flares Anew, Threatens Ex-Nike Site A stubborn brush fire in a wooded area of West Harrison threatened the deactivated Nike base and at least one home yesterday, but firemen from Purchase, West Harrison, White Plains, and North White Plains managed to bring the blaze under control. The fire began last Thursday on the Park Lane property of Roger B. Park and has been bothering West Harrison firemen ever since.

It finally raged out of control yesterday at about noon and help was called for from neighboring fire departments. Firemen were plagued by the inaccessability of water, it was reported. The fire would appear to be under control when it Village Slum Housing, Ordinance, Crime, Mayor All Draw Puble Fire (Continued from Page 1) names, he owns a number of of apartments. While he claimed that the "police really doing an excellent he asked that the board do something about the "jungle" conditions in the area. Specifically, he asked that more police patrol the area and that civic organizations such as the Port Chester Action Committee for Human Rights involve itself in cleaning up the downtown area.

Mr. Messina referred Mr. Abel to Acting Police Chief Joseph Poletsky. He said that with Chief Fred C. Ponty on vacation, "maybe some ideas can be shed on the problem." Secondly, Mr.

Abel claimed that the newly adopted minimum housing standards ordinance is unfair to the one-family home owner. He asked that the and board amend it restudy to protect the the ordinance one- family home owner from a number of abuses. All Dwellings quoted the ordinance which states that the terms of the ordinance apply to "all dwellings" and is retroactive, pointing out that it is now illegal for a one-family home owner to maintain temperature in his home under 70 degrees or to lack screens on his cellar windows and doors. Mr. Messina said that Mr.

Abel is "reading something into the ordinance which isn't there." He said the purpose of the ordinance is only to clean some of the bad housing and health and safety hazards in the village. Mr. Messina contradicted himself by commenting at one point that the law is not meant to be enforced against the onefamily home owner and at another point that the law will be enforced just as it reads. Mr. Abel maintains that a prospective buyer of a property can "bankrupt" a home-owner under the law by demanding that the building inspector cite violations of the law and enforce compliance on the owner, possibly subjecting him to a lawsuit.

Mr. Messina protested that the building inspector wouldn't do a thing like the purchaser of a home demand but Mr. Abel commented that "It is a law of the land. a law is a law is unreasonable. It does not give the home-owner an option, but requires compliance." Mr.

Messina told to "put it in writing" and we'll discuss it," but that Mr. Abel had an opportunity to protest at public hearings prior to the passage of the law. Mayor Criticized Mr. Messina and the board also took some lumps from a group of Port Chester Action Committee for Human and NAACP citizens who entered into the minutes a three-page letter castigating Mr. Messina 10 meeting he was infor his attendance at a Sept.

vited along with county officials, and for inadequate enforcement of the minimum housing standards ordinance. The letter commented: "It is unfortunate that Mr. Messina could not sit down with us for even hour to discuss one of the most serious problems facing the village. In failing to attend the meeting he failed the hundreds of honest landlords and tenants of the village and each and every resident of Port Chester. And in commenting on the minimum housing standards ordinance, the letter said that: "It has been 18 months since the enactment of the minimum housing standards ordinance.

But we have nothing village administration but publicity handouts. know that it is possible to make from 50 to 100 inspections a week and yet we are proudly told by our mayor that since Janurary 1964 a total of 120 inspections have been made in the village." Slum Haven? The letter read: "Why is it that slumlords have a haven in Port Chester? Who are the true owners and managers of these hateful slums? Why is it that nothing is being done to correct the slum conditions so damaging to the values of all residents of Port Chester?" And it wound up by asking the mayor to call another meeting before Oct. 9 "to show his good faith." It was signed by Theodore Rosen, for the PCAC and Mrs. Shavers for the NAACP. In answer, Mr.

Messina stated couldn't make the meeting because of a prior engagement. He darkly hinted that the Port Chester Action Committee is an extension of the Democratic party and that "The letter doesn't bother me because I know from when it comes. If politics were kept out of I've never seen your membership list, but I do know of a few who do not have the cleaning up of Port Chester at heart. They are out-of-towners and I know that Mrs. Coddington (Mrs.

John F. Coddington) is no longer the chairman." (Mrs. Coddington resigned as a co-chairman the PCAC following the meeting but, according to cochairman Theodore Rosen, is still active in the committee.) (The controversial meeting was co-sponsored by the PCAC and the NAACP and was held at 1 p.m., Sept. 10 at the Rye Town rooms. It was attended by County Health Commissioner Dr.

William A. Brumfield Jr. Rye Town Supervisor Anthony Posillipo and Mrs. Rose S. Leon of the local county welfare office.

Mr. Messina and Mr. Buzzeo to attend six weeks prionvited Although versions differ as to who checked with whom, and when, it is substantiated that a PCAC cochairman was told by the mayor that he could not attend the afternoon meeting because of a previous commitment. The mayor said at last night's trustee meeting that he had advised the PCAC that he could attend a morning meeting on Sept. 10 if the session could be rescheduled.

The records of the Port Chester Recreation Commission, according to Recreation Director Charles Bambace, state that Mr. Messina and Trustee Irving Walt were scheduled to tee-off in the Port Chester Golf Tournament, at a they p.m. Harrison on Sept. 10, and that' Assistant Building Inspector Louis Buzzeo was scheduled to tee-off at 11:30 a.m. Mr.

Bambace said that all three tee-ed off on schedule. Mr. Messina acknowledged today that this was correct.) Word Reviewed Mr. Messina went on to a detailed recital of the administration's efforts to housing for the village. He cited work on the urban renewal, public housing, revamping of the codes and master plans.

He said that Mr. Buzzeo is now engaged in the "second go-around" and that a second letter to landlords to correct violations warns that unless compliance is achieved by a certain date the matter be turned over to the tion counsel. Mr. Buzzeo took the floor to comment that people from the PCAC had offered help and asked for information, but had never followed up. To Mr.

Rosen's offer to send immediate volunteer clerical help to Mr. Buzzeo's office came cries from Mr. Abel and others of "This is a vigilante committee." Slumlords Benefit Mrs. Shavers held the floor for an impassioned denunciation of the "slumlords," holding cards on which, come, said, were the tax by assessments individual downtown apartments. She of exorbitant rents.

and claimed that "slumlords" benefit from low tax value and high rents so that a "person with six-room house pays more in taxes than a slumlord with a six or eight apartment dwelling collecting rents up and $40 weekly. She claimed that Mr. Buzzeo is not inspecting multiple dwellings "where the majority of the worst violations" are and that she has facts which she will present to the people via the newspapers. "You aren't going to run this administration through the newspapers," said Mr. Messina.

"You aren't going to tell me where to work, either," said Mr. Buzzeo. Mr. Messina agreed that he would call a meeting soon. Proposal On Sale Of GAF Made To U.S.

By Committee WASHINGTON A business advisory committee has made its recommendations to the Justice Department for the proposed sale of the governmentowned General Aniline and Film Corp. it was learned today. A spokesman said the recommendations are under consideration by Acting Atty. Gen. Nicholas DeB.

Katzenbach, who expects to announce by the end of the month terms and conditions under which the big chemical concern will be sold to private American owners. "We. still expect that the sale will be well under way by the end of this year or early in 1965." the Justice Department spokesman said. GAF was seized by the government as an "alien property" under the "Trading With the Enemy Act" during World War II. It has operated ever since under direction of the attorney general, who controls 97 per cent of the voting stock.

Market Value Raised At the time of vesting, it was rated as a $35 million corporation. It has grown in the postwar inflation to where its book today is around $152 million. market value has been estimated in excess of $200 million. The company makes chemicals, dyestuffs, film, cameras and photographic equipment with plants located in the Binghamton area and at Rensselaer, N.Y. Its corporate headquarters is in New York City.

A seven-man advisory committee was appointed June 9 by Former Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy to make recommendations on the proposed sale, including a plan of recapitalization of the corporate stock. The committee, headed by Donald C.

Cook of New York, president of the American Electric Power included three GAR board members Ross D. Sira gusa of Chicago, board chai man; William Peyton Marin New York, vice chairman; Dr. Jesse Werner, president chief executive officer of GA Plans Withheld Its recommendations are being withheld for the time while under study the being acting attorney general. wever, it appears that the overnment will be unable to leet its announced year-end taft date for an actual sale, due the necessity for calling a ockholders meeting, giving Ablic notice, and filing gistration statements with the Securities and Exchange Comes ssion. The company 592.742 shares of Class A Ack and 2.05 million shares of ass stock with different veg and liquidation rights.

The limited amount of GAFock in private hands has beeselling around $400 share me Stock Mara ket. Purpose of recapitalization would be toreate a larger number of ver priced shares with nits, and thus facilequal sale AF to a itate broader base of prig owners in a public offering arough a syndicate of undery Sen. Keth B. Keating, R- N.Y., of Chester charged over the well that Kennedy, while has still attorney gende a deal" in eral, which more $60 million in proceeds. the sale of the govheld company would be ernm lover to a front for a turn "hu Nazi cartel." Ang referred to an agreeannounced March 3, 1963, mi a Swiss holding company, handel, which claims to be rightful and "non-enemy" er of GAF stock vested by government.

The Justice DeItment contended that Inthandel was a "cloak" for the pre-war German chemical cartel, I.G. Farbenindustrie. Kennedy announced the settlement was worked out to conclude a lawsuit that had been in litigation between the government and Interhandel for 20 years, and thus permit a sale of the property to private Amer.can owners. The former attorney general said the exact amount each side would receive from the proceeds could not be determined until the sale price was known. He explained in a written statement: the sales price, as an example, is $200 million, the government would receive about $140 million and Interhandel about $60 million.

If the price were $250 million, the government's share would be about $170 million Interhandel's about $85 Asked about Keating's accusation, a Justice, Department spokesman "comes as a surprise to us. It has been 18 months since the settlement was announced, and this is the first time we have been aware of anything othe than the senator's The depayment authorized a reply "There no. plan to return General Aniline or any part of Genera Aniline to German hands oreven to the Swiss interests whih have claimed ownership. "Onfhe contrary, this settlement will guarantee, in accordance with the GAF sale bill, will be sold to Americaninterests and never be re. tured, whether to its former Geman or alleged Swiss owner What is contemplated is to turn the company to private ands, by a public sale to the hiChest bidder, pursuant to law." Federal Dist.

Judge David A. signed an order here April 15 allowing the government to proceed with its plans to sell GAF. and dismissing an injunction that had been in effect since 1960. The judge said at the time that the Court was not required to pass on the fairness and equity of the settlement agreement with Interhandel. Keating (Continued from Page 1) would suddenly flare up again.

Flames were confined mainly to thick undergrowth and deep deposits of old leaves, but some trees were damaged. An old, abandoned cabin was demolished, but the Park home and the Nike base remained untouched. It was reported that at one point flames were within a quarter of a mile of the once active military installation. West Harrison firemen responded to calls Sunday night, at 6 a.m. yesterday, again at 8 a.m., and then at 12 noon when help was finally summoned.

Firefighters left at about 4 p.m. with the fire apparently under control. But the West Harrison department was called back at 6 p.m. to fight the blaze until about 9 p.m. front for ex-Nazis.

The Alien Property Law forbids compensating former Nazis for assets seized during World War II. Keating, declining to call for a congressional investigation of Kennedy's action, said he has not charged improper motives or "heinous GAF operates plants in New York State at Binghamton and Rennselaer. Under present law, they will be sold to American interests. Keating told his Delhi audience that will continue to oppose efforts to dump Midwestern milk into Eastern markets "under the phony guise" of national sanitation standards, "It must be presumed until my opponent says otherwise" that he is allied with Democrats favoring Midwest dairymen, the GOP senator said. He told state mutual insurance agents, meeting, in Syracuse federal fiscal structure will be one of his priority items for the next session Congress.

The federal government, he asserted, "must devise a plan to turn over some of its expanding tax revenues, so that the states and localities can meet their own problems in their own way without turning to Washington every time they get into trouble.".

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