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Gains in Niiiriber Of Pledges Amount Raised, However, Drops From 1939 Period Volunteer workers to the National Symphony Orchestra’s 10th annual sustaining fund campaign embarked on a week end of Intense solicita tion today with the message that they must collect larger gifts to bring the campaign total to the same sum it was at this point In last year’s drive. A. F. E. Horn, general chairman of the drive, pointed out today that while 724 more individual contribu tions had been received this year than lasl year at this stage of the drive, the actual amount raised is less. $43,624 Raised So Far. At the first report luncheon last year, he said, 400 pledges totaling $51,435.65 were announced. This year’s first report luncheon Thurs day resulted In 1,124 pledges totaling $43,626, a decrease of $730937 in comparison with last year. Breaking the total down into com mittees. Mr. Horn reported the Spe cial Gifts Committee showed a gain of 29 pledges with a total , of $14, 385.50 less than last year. The Busi ness and Professional Committee has gained by 50 pledges and $1, 59350 over last year. The Army Committee has gained by 174 pledges and $57.78; the Associations Com mittee by 59 pledges and $1,345; the Education Committee by 38 pledges and $96650. The Government Com mittee has gained by 87 pledges, but shows a loss of $724 In the total amount raised. The Navy Com mittee shows a loss of seven pledges and $677, but that does not take Into account $700 worth of pledges turned in too late to be included in the luncheon report. The Orchestra Guild shows a gain of 279 pledges and $3,695 and the Suburban Com mittee has gained 25 pledges and $319.45. “The results of the first three days’ campaigning,” Mr. Horn said, “indicate a far greater general in terest in the welfare of the sym phony than was manifested during the same period last year. Pledges have increased by 724—an impres sive figure—and the loss in the total amount pledged can be rightly at tributed to the short time in which we had to prepare for the drive. Special Gifts Division Loss. “The greatest loss, as the figures Bhow, Is in the special gifts division, and this is actually not a loss at all. X don’t doubt that the Special Gifts Committee will reach its quota, but you must remember that the mem bers of this group have had only a few days in which to solicit the larger contributors, which is their special province, while last year they had been working for several weeks before the opening of the campaign. “I know that every committee can reach Its quota before Thursday if the people of Washington will con tinue to work with us throughout the balance of the campaign. To day’s reports show that more people are contributing than in the past, and we hope that more people will continue to contribute. For that is the answer to the question of 'Will the symphony continue.’” Next reports on the progress of the drive will be given Monday, and the final report luncheon will be held Thursday, the last day of the drive. Both luncheons will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Carlton Hotel, headquarters of the campaign. 'Our Modern Mothers' Is Theme at McKendree At McKendree Methodist Church tomorrow will be a Mother’s Day service at 11 am. with a sermon by the Rev. Samuel E. Rose on “Our Modem Mothers.” A flower will be given to each mother. Service will be held in the Masonic hall at Rhode Island and Mills avenues N.E. Informal song service will begin at 8 pm. with a sermon by the Rev. Mr. Rose on “Reflectors of God." The Woman’s Guild will elect offi cers in the parsonage Tuesday at 8 pm. The young people will give a three-act comedy, "In the Light of the Moon,” in Sherwood Hall Thurs day at 8 pm. La Plata Student Wins National Essay Prize Special Dispatch to The Star. LA PLATA, MD„ May 11.—The first prize to be awarded in the an nual Nation-wide Little Flower Es say Contest sponsored by the Na tional Catholic Rural Life Bulletin was awarded to a student at the Sacred Heart School here. The Rev. Genneth L. Graham, 8. J., announced the prize had been awarded to Audrey Cooksey, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Cooksey. James Mudd and Frank Martin, seniors, won first and third prizes, respectively, in the safety poster contest sponsored by Gov. O’Conor. Silver Spring Church Marks Its Best Year A fellowship dinner to celebrate the most successful year in its 15 year history was held Thursday night at the Silver Spring (Md.) Baptist Church, under the direction of its pastor, the Rev. J. Wesley Loftis. Reports of church progress dur ing the year with budget plans for the coming year were submitted. The report of Sunday School Supt. W. J. Bloomer showed a 30 per cent increase in enrollment over the preceding year, a 25 per cent Increase in attendance and a 493 per cent increase in contributions. Line-Up for Preakness BALTIMORE, May 11 Of).—The line-up for the $90,000 added 1 $-16 miles Preakness Stakes: Prob. P.P. Horse. Owner. Jockey. Odds. 1 a Bun Pharos- Mrs. Anthony Pelleferl.. E. Smith. 30-1 3 Oallahadion- Mrs. Ethel V. Mars..!_ C. Blennan... 6-1 $ Dit... Arnold Hanger___ L. Haas. 6-1 4 a Andy K.- Millsdale Stable_ R. Neves_ 30-1 5 Blmelech ...- E. R. Bradley_ P. A. Smith... 8-5 • Pictor -- W. L. Brann___ Q. Woolf. 19-1 7 Mioland- C. 8. Howard___ L. Balaski._ $-1 8 Royal Man_ Tower Stable__ R. Workman.. $0-1 8 Tour Chance_ Mrs. O. D. Wldener_... H. Richards... 4-1 a Mrs. A. Pelleterl-Mlllsdale Stable entry. HELPING DOLLAR CLUB TO HELP—Member* of the Girls’ Violin Quartet of Gordon Junior High School, who played during a broadcast from thatfl. B. C.-Star Dollar Club, are, left to right, Lor raine Seegrist, Frances Mathusa, Christina Testa and Bella Levine. Shown dropping their dollars yesterday into the kettledrum in front of Dollar Club head quarters are, left to right, Lee Sims, Ilomay Bailey, “Red” Skelton and Edna Stillwell, all appear ing at the Earle Theater this week, and Thomas P. Morgan, Jr, chairman of the Special Gifts Committee for the orchestra campaign. _Star Staff Photos. -*-- A--— Kindler Speaks Today to Rally Potential Dollar Club Givers .Young Artist to Play on Broadcast In Effort to Save Symphony Orchestra Dollars fluttered Into the capa cious kettle drum in front of the N. B. C.-Star Dollar Club today as music-loving Washington rallied to maintain its own symphony or chestra. r me aauy oroaacast appeal to en list members in the Dollar Club through contributing to the sym phony campaign was to go on the air at 1:30 p.m. today with Dr. Hans Kindler, conductor of the Na tional Symphony Orchestra, as guest speaker. A number of .Trinity College stu dents, all frequent concertgoers, planned to bring their contribu tions to Dollar Club headquarters at 728 Fourteenth street today. They were to be Interviewed during the broadcast, to be heard over Sta tion WMAL. Young Artist Plays Today. Guest artist on today’s broadcast was to be a 16-year-od student from the Dmitrieff Piano School. The young artist, Herbert Hodge, was to play Chopin’s “Polonaise Mili taire," as well as present the school’s contribution to the symphony cam paign. An appeal for the continuance of the symphony orchestra came yes terday from 13-year-old Betty Ros ser, who told the radio audience during one of the programs from the Dollar Club how much the orchestra’s student concerts mean to the young people in Washington schools. “Washington children,” she de clared, “will all be able to know and love good music if we can keep the opportunity so nearly lost to us.” A student at Gordon Junior High School, she explained that the student concerts enabled school children to see as well as hear the musical instruments and helped them understand the place of each instrument in musical composition. Boys (>KC UIUD sings. The junior high school took over the broadcast, presenting a boys’ glee club of 22 voices as well as a girls' violin quartet. Mrs. R. H. Dunlap, who was in terviewed during the program, was introduced as the person serving on the most committees for the or chestra campaign. Besides being secretary of the sustaining fund drive, Mrs. Dunlap is on the Special Gifts Committee, the Report Lunch eons Committee and the Navy Marine Corps Committee. Taking time out from all these duties, she emphasized that the campaign was suffering from the handicap of hav ing little preparation and facing difficulties of reaching the larger givers, who are leaving town for the summer. “We must have more small con tributions,” she said, “to make up for the larger gifts we may lose. And those who are interested in the orchestra’s welfare must not wait to be personally solicited for their contributions. There just isn’t time. Chance for Every One. "The Dollar Club, It seems to me. Is the ideal way of obtaining small contributions and it answers once and for all those people who say they would like to contribute to the symphony, but no one ever ask ed them. The Dollar Club has been asking them twice a day since the drive began." A quartet of celebrities from the Earle Theater visited the Dollar Club yesterday to drop their dollars into the open-topped kettle drum. Wishing the campaign success were “Red" Skelton, Edna Stillwell, Ilomay Bailey and Lee Sims. Elena de Sayn, assistant music editor of The Star, was the soloist on the afternoon broadcast. Thomas P. Morgan, Jr., chairman of the Special Gifts Committee for the campaign, who also participated in the radio program, predicted that the only chance for success in the drive was for the people of Wash ington, “rich and poor alike,” to recognize the fact that this is their city and their symphony orchestra and to contribute in proportion to their means.” He explained the payment plan,* discussed the negotiations with the musicians and asserted that noth ing in the value of the orchestra to the community has changed. ‘1 appeal to the people of Wash ington in every walk of life,” he said, “to contribute and feel Justly proud of your ownership of this great symphony orchestra. Certain ly we do not want to have the Capi tal of the richest Nation in the world lose this cultural asset.” Peter C. Hanson, 88, Dies in Takoma Park Peter Cornelius Hanson, 88, of Knapp, Wis., died Thursday at the home of his daughter and son-in law, Mr. and Mrs. John Sampson, in Takoma Park, Md. A native of Denmark, Mr. Hanson came to the United States 'at the age of 17. In recent years he had lived with another daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blumer of Knapp. Also surviving are three grand children and a number of relatives in Minnesota. Wisconsin and Den mark. Funeral services kill be held to morrow In Knapp, Girts in Archery Exhibit To demonstrate that archary is one of the leading traditional mili tary arts, girl students recently gave an exhibition of the use of huge archery bows ant arrows to Wtio. \ Davidsonville Man Held j As Woman's Attacker A 33-year-old colored man said by police to be an escaped prisoner from the Maryland House of Correction was in jail today at Ann Arundel County police headquarters in Glen burnie charged with criminal assault of a 22-year-old Davidsonville house wife. The man, listed by police as Alex ander Williams of Davidsonville, had been sought by a posse of farmers, county police and guards from the House of Correction since Wednes day when the young mother of three children reported she had been beaten and dragged from her home into a nearby woods. She identified a photograph of the man who was reported to have escaped from a prison road gang on Wednesday. Williams, police said, was captured by Prince Georges County police near Hall's Station, Md„ where he was seen by William Hopkins, son of Curtis Hopkins, former Prince Georges County Sheriff. Mr. Hop kins said he hurried to his father’s garage and called county police from Upper Marlboro and Galesville. Meanwhile, . Eugene Sweeney, a school bus driver, also saw the man and jumped from his bus and chased him through a woods which police surrounded. The man was captured by Sergt. Elon Turner and Corp. John P. Dent of the Prince Georges County police as he fled from the woods. Cleveland Wins Citation For Tratfic Safety Work Cleveland, Ohio, was named yes terday as the city of more than half a million population which most im proved its traffic conditions for pedestrians during 1939 The citation was made at the semi-annual meet ing here of directors oi the American Automobile Association for awards in its National Pedestrian Protection Contest. St. Louis, Mo., won second place in. this group of cities and Pittsburgh placed third. , Minnesota was the State where citizens were declared to have ex perienced the greatest increase in safety while walking. The leading cities and States averaged a 16 per cent decrease in traffic fatalities as compared with the previous year, it was reported by Thomas P. Henry, president of the A. A. A. Springfield, Mass., and Kansas City, Mo., reduced accidents more than any other cities of 100,000 to 500,000 population. Schenectady, N. Y„ was best among towns of 50,000 to 100,000 population, Bloomfield, N. J, in the 10,000 to 50,000 class, and Bath, Me., among towns with less than 10,000 inhabitants. Modiste Given $2,500 In Love Theft Suit I> the Associated Praia. LOS ANGELES, May 11.—Mn. Marie Urban, blond modiste, was awarded $2,500 damages today In her love theft suit against Mn. Edith Gaines. Mn. Urban accused Mn. Gaines, widow of a,Hollywood architect, of Stealing the love of Iter husband, Braheen Abdo Urban, Syrian singer and Him actor. She sued for $100, 000. d s tGives Support! w Countries; Tallis With Taylor Pontiff Assures Belgian King He Is Praying For 'Full Libert/ »7 the AMoclateS Preu. VATICAN CITY, May 11.—Pope Plus XII today threw his moral force in support not only of Catholic Belgium, but also the Duchy of Luxembourg and Protestant Holland in messages to their rulers saying he was praying for their triumph. Vatican officials disclosed the Pope had anticipated an appeal for support from King Leopold, one of the most devoutly Catholic of pres ent-day sovereigns, by sending his message, last night before receiving one from the King. Leopold’s mes sage arrived this morning. The pontiff told King Leopold he was praying for the restoration of Belgium’s “full liberty and inde pendence.” The Pope’s message was made public a short time after he had re ceived Myron C. Taylor, President Roosevelt’s personal envoy to the Vatican, in a separate private audi ence. Text of Message. The message to King Leopold said: “In a moment when, for the sec ond time against its will and right, the Belgian people sees its territory exposed to the cruelties of war, we, being profoundly moved, send your majesty and to the entire nation so beloved by us assurance of our pa ternal affection and, while praying to the all-powerful God that this stern trial may end with the restora tion of full liberty and independence of Belgium, we send your majesty and your people our apostolic bless ing with all our heart.’’ Messages to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg were sim ilar. King Leopold's message to the Pope read: “In spite of formal and repeated undertakings to respect Belgian neu trality, and in spite of our attitude of absolute loyalty, Germany has brutally attacked Belgium without warning. “My country, with consideration for its honor and faithful to its word, is defending itself with all strength. "I permit myself to ask your holiness, head of the Catholic Church, that you may, with your high moral authority, support the cause for which we are fighting with Invincible determination.” Receives Twe Envers. The Pontiff’s talk with the Presi dent’s representative was one of a series of audiences in which the Belgian Ambassador to the Holy See, Adrien Nieuwenhuys, and the British Minister, Francis Osborn, were received separately. It was assumed the Belgian and British diplomats called to inform His Holiness of the war situation following the German invasion of Belgium, the Netherlands and Lux embourg, and that Mr. Taylor ob tained his audience to learn the Pontiff’s views. Diplomatic activity at the Vat ican was unusually intense, with representatives of various countries conferring with prelates of the of fice of Papal Secretary of 8tate. Reserve Engineers Promoted by Navy Secretary of the Navy Edison today approved the promotion of the following lieutenant command ers of the Civil Engineers Corps of the Naval Reserve to the grade of commander: Louis William Bates, 6209 Georgia street, Chevy Chase, Md., and Kirby Smith of 4331 Garfield street N.W. To rank of commander in the ordnance branch: Radford Moses of 3829 Livingston street N.W. Lebal branch: Leslie Cleveland McNemar of Arlington, Va. Preakness (Continued From First Page.) place he held at the top of the 3 year-old division before he went down to the first defeat of his ca reer. Although interest centered mostly on the Bimelech-Gallahadion rival ry, there was plenty of talent in the rest of the field and it was entirely possible that some outsider would come forth to beat them both. The others entered were Mrs. An thony Pelleteri’s Sun Pharos, Arnold Hanger’s Dit, Millsdale Stable’s Andy K., W. L. Brann's Pictor, C. S. Howard’s Mioland, Tower Stable’s Royal Man and Mrs. George D. Widener’s Your Chance. Four Others in Derby Field. Dit, Pictor, Mioland and Royal Man all ran behind the two Derby leaders. Andy K., Sun Pharos and Your Chance were not in the Derby. They were the only ones out of a list of 32 possible candidates who could make the Preakness grade and! show enough stuff to run in such fast company. At stake in this race—provided all nine started—was a $73,365 pot of gold, with the winner due to re ceive $52,000 or $53,000. But just as important as the purse is the prestige that comes to the Preakness winner. The Preakness, coming between the Derby and the Belmont Stakes, is the "center Jewel" in the 3-year-old crown. Gallahadlon was not even figured second to Blmelech in the overnight betting. That honor went to Your Chance at 4 to 1 and this colt was reported to be the “good thing” of the race. He won the Survivor Stakes Tuesday. Ganahadlon < to 1. Gallahadlon and Dit were quoted at 6 to 1 and Mioland at 8 to 1, Outsiders in the field were Pictor, 15 to 1, the entry of Sun Pharos, and Andy K, 20 to 1, and Royal Man, 30 to 1. Bun r-naros arew me no. 1 post position on the inside rail, with Gallahadlon, Dit, Andy K, Bimelech, Plctor, Miol^nd, Royal Man and Your Chance flanking out to the right in that order. The luck of the draw probably broke worse for Bimelech than any other. In being placed on the right of Andy K, he was in danger of being carried wide and made to lose ground by the erratic colt with the bearing-out tendency. ' The Preakness distance is a mile and three-sixteenths, compared with the Derby's mile and a Quarter. High Quest holds the stake record of 1:58% and Seahiacuit holds the track record of 1:56%. \ [War's Spread Brings Demand for Quick Army, Navy Expansion New Defense Strength May Add 500 Million To Present Outlays ■» the Associated Fml . Swift spread of the European war brought before President Roosevelt today official recommendations for quick expansion of the Regular Army and Navy and acquisition of reserve arms and equipment for a land force of a million men. New defense reinforcements to be proposed to Congress may add an other 1500,000,000, some legislators heard, to the heavy outlays already tentatively approved. Republican congressional leaders Indicated that they would support any reasonable expansion of air de fenses. The definite proposals may not be put Into final shape until early next week, after the President has talked with lawmakers who swelled a chorus of demands that the security of the Nation and Western Hemi sphere be bolstered further. Possibility of a supplementary de fense appropriation request or of a deficiency proposal at the next ses sion of Congress, was mentioned to day by Stephen T. Early, secretary to the President. One or the other is likely, he Indicated. At the present time, however, Mr. Early said the whole defense budget problem is one of the many under study. Although numerous staff studies and estimates already are available, he said that no specific proposals have been laid before the President since yesterday's sudden spreading of the war. The Army’s Wishes. From Gen. George C. Marshall, chief of staff. Congress already has received an outline of steps which the War Departments favors beyond those provided in a pending $785, 000,000 supply bill. They Include: 1. Expand the Regular Army of 227,000 by 15,000 Immediately to per mit creation of a sixth "stream lined” division, expansion of the fast-moving, hard-hitting 7th Cav alry Brigade into a full division, and provision for a second Army corps. The total of 242,000 men still would be within the peacetime limit of 280,000. 2. Provide remaining ammunition, rifles, artillery, tanks and other arms and supplies for the "protective mobilization plan” force of 750,000 men in units, backed by 750,000 reserves. The cost for "critical’ ’supplies for this force would be about $279,000, 000, Gen. Marshall estimated at a House committee hearing in Febru ary. They would require one to two years to obtain. To add "essential” equipment of less urgency would swell the figure to almost $500,000, 000, it was calculated subsequently by Brig. Gen. George V. 8trong. Still Would Need Munitions. The existing “initial protective force” of less than 500,000 men, made up of the Regular Army and Na tional Guard, will be shy munitions costing $39,000,000, Gen. Marshall estimated, even with approval of the War Department's budget. He said that after providing for overseas garrisons of 70,000, the United States should maintain a force sufficient to reinforce the Panama Canal, to cope with any likely threat to the Continental United States, and to serve as a nucleus of expansion. What the Navy considers neces sary’, beyond the proposed 11 per cent increase in warship tonnage, has not been so clearly defined. Chairman Vinson said that an in quiry opening next week by the House Naval Committee should help determine the reinforcements. An official calculation that war ships will be manned at only 83.9 per cent of their full peacetime com plements even when current recruit ing is completed suggested the like lihood of proposals for further in creases in personnel. Navy’s Wants. The Navy, too, has made it clear that it would like to have $22,000,000 for nets to protect harbors against submarines, and boats and other gear required in landing operations. Provision for them was stricken from the $963,797,000 naval supply bill in the House. A suggestion by Chairman Thomas of Oklahoma that a Military Appro priations Subcommittee resurvey de fense needs with President Roose velt before acting on the pending $785,000,000 Army supply bill won prompt approval from Senator Austin of Vermont, assistant Re publican Senate leader. "I think it would be an excellent move to get the President’s ideas on defense needs,” Senator Austin told reporters. At the same time. Senator Mc Nary of Oregon, the minority leader, said he favored any increases in air force funds which appeared neces sary to provide adequate aerial de fense. Some Republicans said they , thought a proposed 11 per cent ex pansion of the Navy, contemplated in an authorization bill approved this week by the Senate Naval Af fairs Committee, might well be held up while attention was being devoted toward building up the Army air force. Winchester to Dedicate New Methodist Church Special Dispatch to Tha Star. WINCHESTER, Va„ May 11 — Montague Avenue Methodist Church, founded as a result of a series of evangelistic services con ducted by the Rev. C. L. Reiter in 1937, will be formally dedicated by Bishop W. W. Peele of Richmond, assisted by the Rev. Dr. W. W. Mc Intyre, district superintendent, and the Rev. Harry C. Balthis, pastor. Church furniture and other equipment, given as memorials, also will be dedicated. Bishop Peele will preach in the evening at a union service in Market Street Church for all Methodists of Winchester and Frederick County. The new church is the third Methodist congregation in this city. Fairfax Road Bid Asked RICHMOND, Va., May 11 (JP).— Bids to be opened May 23 were asked by the State Highway Department yesterday on $600,000 worth of road and bridge construction in various parts of the State. The projects include reinforced concrete roadway of 2.4 miles on Route 211 in Fairfax County, near Fairfax. I !«<' ill ii ^ II—— Luxembourg's Grand Duchess * Flees to France GRAND DUCHESS CHARLOTTE. By the Associated Press. LONDON, May 11.—It is under stood that Grand Duchess Charlotte, ruler of German-invaded Luxem bourg, has arrived safely on French soil, Reuters (British news agency) announced today. Many citizens of the tiny princi pality escaped by automobile into France this morning, according to the agency. The Grand Duchess Charlotte, now 44 years old, has ruled the Duchy of Luxembourg since Janu ary IS, 1919, succeeding her elder sister, Marie Adelaide, who relin quished her title to enter a convent in Italy. The sister died in 1924. Their father, Grand Duke William IV, who preceded them on the throne, died in 1912. Gold Medal for Troop 5 Goes fo Scout Williams For making the “most consistent progress, through application of Scouting principles, and greatest personal development," during the last 12 months, Oscar Williams was awarded the first prize gold medal last night at the seventh annual banquet of Troop 5, Boy Scouts, at Satterlee Hall of St. Albans’ Church. Other prizes awarded by John H. Bay less, scoutmaster, included: Second prize, silver medal, Thomas Jacob; third prize, bronze medal. Charles Humphreys and William Gaskins, tied; 100 per cent duty medals for service. Theodore Davis, Robert Halsted and Dick Rogers. Thirty-six perfect attendance medals and bars were awarded, in cluding Maurice Hess for six years’ continuous perfect attendance, Robert Halsted for five years and Jack Fanfani and Robert Malone for four years. Entertainment included a chalk tall* by Capt. Richard H. Mans field, in command of No. 9 precinct police, and music by a boys’ orches tra. John Carney, assistant Scout executive, presented an honor charter to the troop. Chauncey Y. Dodds, chairman of the Troop Com mittee, presided. Invocation was by the Rev. Charles T. Warner. The program closed with a dem onstration of Sea Scout formations by Ship 305 Argo, headed by Italo Fanfani, chairman of the Troop Committee, and L. M. Mason, skipper. Army Flyer Dies as Plane Crashes in Idaho Town By the Associated Press. MOSCOW, Idaho, May 11.—Lt. A. E. Torrelle, Jr., of the 7th Squadron, U. S. Army Air Corps at Sacramento, Calif., crashed to death in a Moscow street yesterday. The attack-bomber he was flying sheered off one wing on a house a block from the business district and exploded as it hit the street. Lt. Torrelle’s body was thrown from the cockpit to the remaining wing and was burned to a crisp in full view of spectators, who were prevented from getting near the plane by the flames. Weather Report (Furnished by the United States Weather Bureau.) District of Columbia—Pair and slightly cooler; lowest temperature about 46 degrees tonight; tomorrow fair, with moderate temperature; gentle to moderate northerly winds. Maryland—Fair and slightly cooler; light frost in extreme west portion tonight; tomorrow fair, with moderate temperature. Virginia—Partly cloudy tonight; tomorrow generally fair, some what cooler in extreme east portion. ■ West Virginia—Pair; light frost in northeast portion tonight* to morrow fair and slightly warmer. North and Middle Atlantic States—Fair first part of week, licht showers about Wednesday and showers at end of week. Slowly rising temperature followed by cooler near middle of week. Ohio Valley and Tennessee—Fair first part of week, scattered licht showers near middle and showers toward end of week. Rising temperature followed by somewhat cooler middle of week: warmer toward end. A slight disturbance Is centered about 400 miles east of Jacksonville. Fla., ap parently moving slowly northeastward with Increasing Intensity and lowest pressure about 1.008 millibars (30.77 Inches). An other slight disturbance is moving eastward over New England. Burlington. Vt„ 1.013.5 millibars (SO 00 Inches), while an extensive area of high pressure is moving southeast ward over the Central Valleys and the Oreat Lakes region. Davenport. Iowa. 1,030.1 millibars (30.30 inches). Pressure Is falling over the Northern Plains and the middle Rocky Mountain region. Havre. Mont.. 1,008.1 millibars (30.77 Inches). During the last 34 hours there have been light showers In the Southeastern States and portions of the Lake region. Showers occurred also In the North Pacific States. Temperatures are below normal over near ly all sections fromgdhe Mississippi Valley eastward. ■apart far Last M Hears. _ Temperature, Barometer. Yesterday— degrees. Inches. 4 P.m._ 88 39.03 8 PJn. __ 63 29.98 Midnight _ 53 29.96 Today— 4 a.m._ 49 29.94 8 a.m._ 55 29.94 Noon - 68 29.91 ■aeard far Last *4 Hears. (From noon yesterday to noon today.) ^Highest. 99. 9 p.m. yesterday. Year ago. ^Lowest. 49. 4:30 a.m. today. Year ago. ■aeard Teanparataraa This Year. Highest. 86. on May 7. lowest, 7. on January 29. ■usMIty for Last 94 ■sura. (From noon yesterday to rfoon today.) Highest. 94 par eent. at 4:50 a.m. today. Lowost. 19 par eent, at 9 p m. mterday. River Bepert. Potomac and Shenandoah Rivars clear ra lorry; Potomac dear at Oreat wwr Tomorrow. w.=:;!iga ‘in? a: SfHiSa ‘ilSSa *W In ui Km. Rfifee-IILJIL. ■aseac^n *•—■ - r h Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Oeodetle Survey.) .. Preetsltatiea. Monthly precipitation In Inches ft the Capital (current month: to data): Month. 1940. Ave. January_2 12 February_™ i. March - SE* ::: November _ December Weather la Baro Hishm£ow ^al? Weather Abilepe— 30.09 81 87 _ Cloudy Albany— 29.9* 66 36 HI ctoSdy AtlanU... 30.00 76 82 __ Clear7 Atl City.. 29.97 69 47 _ Cloudy Baltimore. 29.94 69 49 _I cloudy ssssif as a a ~ f£ ».-“-58:S 8? a ::: Charleston 29 94 68 84 I Chleaso 30.24 66 44 - Cincinnati 30.12 71 49 - Cleveland. 30.12 63 43 - Columbia.. 29.97 68 47 o'IS gas- as ?5 s - gMgr SIS 88 Is I?- Hie :jj i ll I® || 0-20 Cloud, &€£ sa 11 ia P rwa. H I a ”« s|, SMS: £8 nj = g -. o£&..CU7-28$ IS n — c|2ir7 in is tt gS&g&IS = &' as-c p a ij = is? 8. Antonio. 30.09 82 87 “ S52 2!?"- 2BSB 73 89 _.I St^ra SI Sr1 gfc: 29.89 §2 m WASH .DC. 29.94 69 49 _ (Noon. Onuiwlcli tint*!' today.) . - Horu (P.»n. A*rJ®BP3!t“r,w&5& ft® jM*a'1 *>•]'®* * cundy i; EsT-cSSST**:::: ll §3 0 1 -mm* it , * v » ». — Stull Makes Plea For D. C. Self-Rule ; At A. F. G. E. Meeting Citizens' Federation Head Criticizes 'Maladministration' A plea for local self-government was voiced last night by Harry N. Stull, president of the District Fed eration of Citizens Associations, in in address before delegates of the District department, American Fed eration of Government Employes, at the Hamilton Hotel. The fact that there is no large* icale graft in the District govern ment, he said, is no argument igainst a change in the form of lo eal administration. If the District Commissioners were elected, he Jointed out, the residents of Wash ington could retire them when they proved unsatisfactory. Mr. Stull told Government work ers from some 70 lodges in the Dis trict that “I like the District of Columbia, but I do not like the form of government it has.” Empty School, bat Heated. As an example of “maladminis tration,” he called attention to the fact that while the Calvin Coolidge High School was completed last De member, the school “stands on the LOth day of May without a single pupil but heated during all that time at the expense of District tax payers. If that is an instance of food government, I having nothing further to say. “We are so impotent that we cannot force our wishes on any one. Those who oppose change would lead you to believe that we are living in a modem Utopia. It la not going to be an ideal govern ment until we have that connection Df the citizen with the municipality which is so necessary and until we have our own government. There must be some change in our local administration. If things do not go right, we will have no one to blame but ourselves.” Two Kinds of Suffrage. Mr. Stull pointed out that there ire two kinds of suffrage which have been advocated. First, national representation, to be gained through enactment of a constitutional amendment providing for repre sentation in Senate and House and the right to vote for President. Ninety per cent of the District residents favor it, he said. The other proposal of that group that spon sored the referendum of several years ago, declared Mr. Stull, is that principles of democracy should be applied 100 per cent and District residents should be given the right of participation in their own local government. ' The Federation president urged the Government workers present to display an active interest in District civic affairs. He was presented to the delegates by Fred C. Fraser, president of the District Department of the A. F. G. E„ who said the District Federation of Citizens’ As sociations has been responsible for new bridges, better streets, new schools, Increased police force, im proved street lighting and better fire equipment with which the Cap ital has been provided in recent years. Ploy to Benefit Church A “night of drama” for the bene fit of St. Peter’s Church, recently destroyed by fire, will be presented at 8 o’clock tonight at Friendship House, 619 D street SB. The Friendship House Harlequins will present two original one-act plays, written, directed and produced by the group, and “The Flying Wei-‘ gands," popular acrobatic family, will perform. Swedish Guns Fire On German Plane Br the Associated Press. LONDON, May 11.—Swedish guns opened fire on a German plane over Goteborg, Sweden, a Reuters, British news agency, dispatch from Stock holm reported early today. The effect of the fire was not known.