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Killed in Nearby Auto Accidents Car Strikes Truck Head-on; Jeep Hits Lumber Vehicle D.C. Traffic Toll Killed in 1942 _ 24 Killed in same period of 1941 16 Toll for all of 1941 ..95 Three men were killed, including n 21-year-old soldier, and two other soldiers injured, in automobile ac cidents early today in nearby Mary land and Virginia. Two of the victims were fatally Injured in a collision between a trailer truck and an aucumcoile on the Baltimore Boulevard about a mile and a half south of the Mary land- police substation at Waterloo. They were John William Price. 34. of Kingsport. Tenn., said by police to have been driving the trailer truck, and Joseph Hay Ellers. 21. Laurel, who police said wao driving the automobile. Police said Mr. Ellers apparently fell asleep at the wheel, his car swerving across the road and crash ing head-on into the truck. The huge vehicle was knocked off the road by the impact, striking a tele phone pole. Mr. Ellers was killed instantly, police said, while Mr. Price died about an hour later in St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. Jeep Hits Lumber Truck. In the other accident. Pvt. Waddie Lippa of Staten Island. N. Y., was killed and his two companions hurt when the Army jeep in which they were riding crashed into the rear of a lumber truck 9 miles north of Fredericksburg on route 1. police reported. Mr. Lippa died in Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericks burg. Corpl. Arthur Jacques. 23. also of Staten Island, received a possible fractured skull and Sergt. Andrew Bayer, 28, of Pelhamdale, N. Y„ suf fered shock. Both were taken to the hospital in Fredericksburg. Edgar F. Gregg, 27, of Gum Form, Va , driver of the truck, was unhurt, according to police. The three sol diers were members of Battery F. 212th Coast Artillery, Naval Oper ating Base, Norfolk. Pedestrians Injured. Two pedestrians were injured on Washington streets yesterday and last night. Mrs. Anna Gilbert. 82. nf 826 Allison street N.W., was struck by a streetcar when she stepped from a loading platform at Seventh street and Pennsylvania avenue yesterday, police reported. Her condition was reported satisfactory today in Emer gency Hospital, where she was taken for treatment of a compound frac ture of the leg. Police listed the streetcar operator 8s Henry Zinn. 48, of Arlington. Va Lester Staley, 54, of Shepherds town, W. Va., suffered head and leg injuries last night when struck by an automobila at Sixth and F streets N.W. and was admitted to Casualty Hospital. His condition remained undetermined today. Police listed John Lucas. 29 col ored. of the 1700 block of Seaton street N. W. as driver of the striking car. U. 5. Tskes More Land For War Building Roads The Federal Government has filed another suit to acquire additional land by condemnation for ap- ! proaches to the new War Depart ment building in Arlington Countv, Va. Special Lands Attorney Melvin Wallinger of the Justice Department yesterday deposited in Federal Court at Richmond a check for $980,189 as estimated compensation for 44.453 acres of land which will be turned ! into access roads, bridges and high ways for the new structure. It is the largest amount of money deposited for a single condemnation in connection with the building, the Associated Press reported. Defendants named in the new; Richmond proceedings weie the Texas Co., Arlington County, the i Commonwealth of Virginia and 22 others. Construction workers will take possession of unoccupied por tions of the land immediately. The occupied portions will be vacated between March 16 and May 1. Ewing Case Is Slatefl For Further Attention Justice James W. Morris in Dis trict Court plans to give further at tention Friday to the case of Orman W, Ewing, former Democratic Na tional Committeeman from Utah, convicted recently by a jury of crimi nally assaulting a 20-year-old Gov ernment worker. Ewing wants a new trial, claiming error in the pro ceeding that ended in his conviction. Attorney James J. Laughlin has entered the array of counsel rep resenting Ewing. The Government, represented by Assistant United States Attorneys John W. Fihelly and Charles B. Murray, will oppose the granting of a new trial, con tending that the trial resulting in the defendant's conviction was per fectly proper. A hearing was tenta tively scheduled for yesterday, but because Defense Counsel Homer L. McCormick requested additional time Justice Morris put over con sideration of the case. Justice Morris has not yet sen tenced Ewing. Vast Housing Project In Mall Proposed Pointing out that the tremendous ' influx of war workers into the al- j ready overcrowded Capital has ere- j ated a housing and transporiation 1 problem which warrants serious at- j tention by Congress. Representative Wheat. Republican, of Illinois today urged the use of the Mall and other parks for a gigantic housing devel opment, that bomb shelters be pro vided and tubes be built under the Potomac River to facilitate traffic. New workers coming here are re quired "to huddle up” three and even five in a room in downtown boarding or rooming houses, he said. Further out, he added, they spend a considerable part of their salary for a room in which they spend only a few hours and it takes them some times two and three hours a day getting to and from work. H . & vf r iW * ^ M ?■-v (This is the fourteenth in a series of sketches to appear in The Star each Saturday.) FRIENDSHIP HOUSE—Every one in Southeast Washington is a neighbor to the staff of Friendship House, a Community Chest agency at 619 D street S.E. Open seven days a week, it provides music and art, sports and trips for young and old. Many a mother who is a defense worker leaves her child in its day home. Many a father comes for friendly advice on a family problem. Between the two wings, built five years ago when Friendship House moved in, is seen one of Washington’s historic dwellings, now integrated in the settlement. The old building gradually evolved from a log cabin built by a pioneer before the Revolu tion, when the nearest house was at Georgetown. It was em bellished in 1796 by William Mayne Duncanson, formerly with the British Army in India. During the War of 1812 troops were hospitalized here. Bricks were imported from England in 1838 and the house was remodeled again. According to tradition, it stood vacant and haunted after the wife of its owner, a Navy captain, committed suicide when her daughter died and the captain was suspected of infidelity. Soft music was heard welling from the empty house. Senator Clayton of Delaware braved the spooks; bought the home in 1856. One of his successors was Mrs. Olivia Briggs, a sturdy woman who was a newspaper correspondent in the Capital during the Civil War. Clients of Friendship House, headed by Miss Lydia H. Burklin. are so lively the ghosts have left town. After a wandering career which began in 1906. Friendship House moved on October 31. 1937. to this home, whose clear lines are sketched by Helen Gatch Durston. Dean Emerson Warns Against Loss of Hope At Epiphany Services Series of Lenten Talks Here Ended by Rector Of Cleveland Church “Let not hopefulness dwindle In this world of confusion and disillu sionment,” the Very Rev. Chester B. Emerson, dean of Trinity Cathe dral. Cleveland, warned yesterday in his closing noon service of the week at the Church of the Epiphany. "Man's spirit today must be in line with God.” he said, "we must trust Him with all our might and we will be led to a just and glorious peace. It is the only way. "Peace comes from harmony with God s world, through judgment and through vision,” Dean Emerson said in closing. Lutheran Services. Speaking at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, the Rev. Ralph W. Lowe, associate pastor, said. "At this time our Nation needs men of clear purpose and disciplined minds. In a time when we want people of sure convictions who are not easily swayed, we turn to prayer, for when ever we pray we are expressing our reverences. “We will probably have to give up many of the things in life to which we have been accustomed,” the Rev. Mr. Lowe said. "This then is all the more reason why we should be sure of those things which make life worth living.” The Rev. Howard Stone Ander son. minister of the First Congre gational Church, speaking at the Penn Theater said, “An apprecia tion of the virtues of simple living is one of the values that will survive the war.” Dr. Hughes’ Message. The Rev. Dr. Albert Hughes of Toronto, Canada, concluded his mes sage on the life of Jacob last night at the Metropolitan Baptist Church. He said "homesickness brings a man back to reality and to God." Speaking at a laymen's Lenten service at the Church of the Epiphany. R. Keith Kane, promi nent Episcopal layman, said that the only kind of world which offers man a happier life than the human fam ily has yet known is the one founded on the freedoms—the freedoms to speak, to live, to work and to wor ship. ‘The four freedoms must be ex tended to all races and creeds of men throughout the world to make this a world of God." Mr. Kane said. Each day at noon next week the Rev. Samuel M. Shoemaker, rector of the Calvary Episcopal Church, New York City, will speak at Epiphany. Dusolina Giannini to Sing At Victory Rally Tomorrow Miss Dusolina Giannini, Metro politan Opera soprano, has been added to the singing program of the $1,000,000 Defense bonds victory rally at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Central High School. The rally will climax the bond selling campaign which has been conducted by the Lido Civic Club in co-operation with other Wash ington Italian-American organiza tions. Ralph Cipriano is chairman of the rally, and Harry Marselli. Justice Department attorney, will be master of ceremonies. Miss Giannini will arrive at 8 o'clock tonight at Union Station. An hour and a half later Giovanni Majftinelli, Metropolitan Opera tenor, also scheduled to sing at the rally, will arrive. Speakers on the program will be Ugo Carusi, execu tive assistant to Attorney General Biddle; H. L. Rust, jr., chairman of the District Defense Savings Com mittee. and President Ben Crifasi of the Lido Civic Club. Defense Sidelights Seven New Home Nursing Classes to Open At Walsh House and E. V. Brown School The District chapter of the Amer ican Red Cross today announced organization of seven new classes in home nursing, five of them to be conducted at the Walsh House, 2020 j Massachusetts avenue N.W., and two at the E. V. Brown School, Con necticut avenue and McKinley street N.W. The classes at Walsh House will begin at 10 am. and 7:30 pm Tuesday, two at 10 a m. Wednesday and the fifth at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Courses at the Brown School will begin at 9:30 am. and 1 p.m Wednesday. James Lansburgh yesterday issued i an appeal for more recruits for Squad 4 of the auxiliary rescue service of the District Defense Council. The squad will meet at 8 ■ p.m. tomorrow in the laundry of the apartment house at 3901 Connecti cut avenue N.W. . I There will be a general assembly | meeting of zone 16 concerning the i Blood Bank Committee of the mid city defense area at 9:30 p.m. Mon- i day in the Thomson School, Twelfth 1 and L streets N.W. Milton bait and Be rnard Osier, i chairmen of the committee, and Mrs. Dorotn*’ Walton will speak on the work. Zone 16 claims to be the first or ganized area to work with the Amer ican Red Cross in the blood bank campaign and is trying to start other zones to follow its example. Committees under wardens throughout the area hare been as signed to canrass all sections for persons willing to contribute blood to the Red Cross. Any one desiring may register with any of the wardens in the area. Bible Institute Opens Final Term of School Year The Washington Bible Institute , has announced the opening of the , third and final term of the school! i year. Courses are taught by Presi- j | dent Glen W. Wagner, the Rev. W.! H. Brown of the Cherrydale Baptist Church, the Rev. C. W. Oyer of the Open Door Church, the Rev. John M. Ballbach of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, George A. Miles, the Rev. Walton MacMillan of the Grace Baptist Church, the Rev. B P. Richardson of the Richardson Me morial Church, the Rev. B M. Schneider of the First Brethren Church, Attorneys I. H. Linton and Charles S. Piepgrass and Cullen Story’ of Johns Hopkins University. Classes are held at 307 D street N. W., from 7 to 9:15 a m.. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Tuesday night the Christian Youth Fellowship, under the direction of Eugene A. Scheele, meets from 8 to 9 p.m. The institute banquet and convocation will be on May 28 and 29, when certificates of credit will be presented. For information, phone Hobart 0827. War Order Won’t Affect Youth Projects Here The National Youth Administra tion program here will not be af fected by the order Administrator Aubrey Williams sent out yesterday halting all but war projects, accord ing to Albert Miller, District di rector. There are 866 young men and women here engaged in out-of school work connected with the war. the director said. They are being trained in mechanical trades or in j such activities as nursing, public health, laundry and industrial sew ing. The sewing group soon will be gin making blackout curtains for the Government. High school or college youths who are receiving aid are not affected by the order. There are 983 of these in the Capital and more than 200,000 in the country. Approximately 185.000 young peo ple are employed in out-of-school work in the United States and ap proximately 25.000 are expected to be cut off by Administrator Williams' order. He told the State adminis trators to “close those projects which are not preparing producers for the war machines and enlarge those that are—at once.” Bandit Loses Nerve, Tries Again and Police Trap Him Near Scene Shot Fired at Intruder As He Flees Home When Woman Screams A young bandit who staged a 1 holdup after losing courage in an I earlier attempt was arrested last night near the scene of the crime by four policemen. Isadore Egudin. proprietor of a jewelry store In the 2300 block of Wisconsin avenue N.W.. reported to police the youth entered the estab lishment and announced. "This is a holdup “ When the jeweler called to his wife, in the rear of the store, the bandit fled south on Wisconsin avenue. At Hall place the bandit held up W’allace C. Adams. 38, colored. 1145 1 Willard street N.W., taking a purse containing $1.85. | Police had a radio call out on the previous attempt, however, and were closing in. The youth was taken into custody by Policeman B Tavlor. Precinct Detective J. P. MeshkofI and Auxiliary’ Precinct Detectives 1 L. L. Bailey and Lee Whitney. The money was re«$vered. Hospitals were warned by police to , be on the lookout for a white mar : about 35 years old, wearing dark ' clothes and no hat, who may try to receive treatment for a gunshot wound. Miss Dorothy Robinson of <*45 L street S.W. told police a man of such description entered a window in her i room over a porch this morning and fled when she screamed, A man rooming at the same sd ’ dress chased the intruder through an alley, firing one shot at him from a 12-gage shotgun. The man was described as being 1 bald except for a slight rim of curly hair. He is said to be about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds. Virginia Day at Valley Forge VALLEY FORGE. Pa.. March 7 (/PL —Virginia State Sunday will be cele brated tomorrow at the George Washington Memorial Chapel by the Virginia Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. District to Get Equipment for Civilian Defense Gas Masks for Public Not on List of Supplies Fire fighting equipment other | than vehicles, steel helmets, medical supplies and such incidentals as ; arm bands—all to be used by ci-! vilian defenders in Washington and elsewhere in the 300-mile coastal ! danger belts—will be ordered “with out delay” from the $100,000,000 congressional appropriation for the | Office of Civilian Defense, officials promised today. Manufacture o' gas masks for the civilian population will come after the War Production Board has Is sued clearance orders. It was said. James M. Landis, O. C. D. direc tor. said today that the W. P. B already has ruled that auxiliary equipment may not include fire fighting vehicles. Pumpers of Two Types. Water pumpers—to be placed on trucks supplied by the cities—will, however, be ordered quickly, it was reported. These units will be of two types: 1. Centrifugal pump designed for mounting on the front of a truck ahead of the motor. The munici pality must furnish the truck. The vehicle is required to be "an open body truck with a motor developing at least 75 brake horsepower at a minimum of 3,000 revolutions per minute." The truck motor will operate the pump. 2 A pump equipped with gasoline motor and mounted on skids Weighing about 1.400 pounds, it can be mounted on one of the Fire De partments hose wagons or on the body of a truck of at least 14-ton capacity, supplied by the city. Each pumper will have 1,500 feet of hose and such accessories as noz zles, axes and ladders. No Masks at Present. No gas masks are scheduled for distribution at present. O. C. D. re ports it will place educational orders with manufacturers, to create fa cilities for quantity manufacture. Asking cities not to appeal for equipment. Director Landis said al locations must be made only on the basis of likelihood of enemy attack, vulnerability and the importance of ; war industries in each area. A list of cities in the "target areas" has beer prepared by the O C. D. and War Department. These areas extend 300 miles inland from the Atlantic. Pacific and Gulf coasts and embrace 33 other inland cities where war goods are being turned out. Each city under 200.000 population as a general rule, will receive one auxiliary fire-fighting pumper for each pumper now operated by the city, plus another for each exist mg pumper over 15 years old. Two auxiliary pumpers will go to each city over 200,000, plus one more for each overage pumper. Other Allocations. Other equipment will be furnished ©n this basis: Gas protective clothing, four sets for each 1.000 population. Firemen's turnout coats and pants, four sets for each 1.000. Steel helmets. 20 for each 1.000. Gasproof capes. 30 for each 1.000. Armbf.nds. 60 for each 1,000. Supplies for medical teams will be allotted on the basis of one casualty ( station and two medical teams for each 5,000 population. Tentative al locations for each 5,000 follow: Stretchers, four: first aid belts, nine: cots, 12; identification tags for medical kits, one book of 20 tags for each 1.000 population. Federal Court Upholds Tire-Rationing Order By the Associated Press NORFOLK. Va.. March 7.—Judge Luther B. Way of the Eastern Vir ginia Federal District Court yester- j day upheld the restrictions of the Nation's tire-rationing regulations 1 issued December 20 in what was described by the Office of Price Ad ministration as the first civil action under the rationing program. Judge Way denied a motion to dissolve a temporary injunction granted February 14 to Leon Hen derson, O. P. A. administrator, pre venting the Smith Douglass Co., Inc., a Norfolk concern, from ob taining 95 tires and 36 tubes which it had bought from the Joynes Tire Co. and paid for last year. Employes of the two concerns tes tified that the purchases had been made from January 1 to August 31, 1941, and that the buyer was a large user of tires. As orde’s were re ceived, it was stated, the tires and tubes were taken out of stock and off the inventory and set aside for the Smith Douglass Co. INCOME TAX PAYERS THRONG OFFICE—Here is a small part of the hundreds of Washingtonians who besieged the office of the deputy collector of internal revenue today to make out their returns and pay at least one-fourth of the tax before the March 16 deadline. People in foreground at desks are being advised by revenue experts on how to make out their returns; In back ground is a line at the cashiers’ office. In the corridors outside at the time this photograph was made at least 200 persons were in line. The office, at Twelfth street and Constitution avenue N.W., was to be open until 4 p.m, today. Next week the daily hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an extra half hour for cashiers. —Star Staff Photo. THE REV. ROBERT J. WHITE. Catholic U. Law Dean Is Called to Active Duty With Navy The Rev. Robert J. White, World War Veteran, Will Stay in D. C. Temporarily The Navy Department yesterday called the Rev. Robert J. White, i dean ol Catholic University law school and a World War veteran, to - active duty with the rank of com-' mander. He will return to service today, and will be assigned tempo rarily as a chaplain here. Father White salfl he was unable to reveal further details concerning 1 his new assignment. Appointed a member of the Alien Enemy Board for the District follow ing the declaration of war in Decem ber. he already has taken a hand in war activities He has been gran’ed an indefinite leave of absence by the I university. Made Dean in 1937. Father White was appointed dean of the law school in 1937 after serv ing as a member of its faculty for six years, and is credited with hav ing made the school one of the lead ers in its field He sponsored the Eastern Law Students' Conference held at the university the year of his appointment as dean. Born in Concord. Mass., in 1£$3, he attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He received his A B. degree in 1915. but inter* rupted his studies in 1917 to enlist in the -Naval Reserve, resuming his law course after he had been dis charged in 1919 He received his LL B degree the following year. During his service in the Navy Father White was assigned to trans port duty and special foreign service posts in Engiand. France. Italy and Yugoslavia. During the war he was injured in a collision of two trans ports at sea. Entered Seminary at C. U. After his graduation from Har vard he practiced law and served as assistant district attorney of Mid dlesex County, Mass., until 1927, when he abandoned law for the priesthood and entered the Sulpician Seminary, Catholic University. He was ordained a priest in 1931. In 1929 he received the degree of sacred theology from Catholic Uni versity and two years later the de gree of doctor of canon law. He was elected national chaplain of the American Legian in 1933 and also has served as vice president of Fidac, a world-wide organization of Allied veterans. One of his most recent honors came in 1940 when he was chosen by his class at Harvard i to deliver the address at its 25th reunion. Father White is a staunch devotee of athletics. His favorite sports are swimming and handball. R. E. A. Congress Backers Expect Nelson Rebuttal By the Associated Press. Congressional supporters of the Rural Electrification Administra-1 tion predicted today that Donald M. Nelson, chairman of the War Production Board, would have a statement to make in the contro versy over construction of R. E. A transmission lines in Arkansas and Texas. / Mr. Nelson was criticized in a majority report of the House Mili tary Affairs Committee for approv ing priorities for an R. E. A. line from the Pensacola Dam in Okla homa to an aluminum plant near Hot Springs. Ark. Cortimittee Chairman May told the House yesterday that a sub committee investigation under Rep resentative Faddis. Democrat, of 1 Pennsylvania was an impartial one. He charged that Representative Rankin, Democrat, of Mississippi, who attacked the investigation, had made persistant efforts to ‘'sabo tage" efforts Dy the Army and Navy “to get copper for our tragic war necessities." Mr. Rankin termed the investi- . gation “a fishing expedition” that "went astray from its real purpose." _ Ferry Service Started To Fort Washington The War Department today be gan operation of a ferry service be tween the Municipal Wharf and the newly-established Adjutant Gen eral's School at Fort Washington op the Potomac about 10 miles be low Washington. The excursion steamer Francis Scott Key was brought here from Miami Beach. Fla., for the service. About 300 employes and students of the school will be transported daily, leaving at 7:30 a.m. and re turning at conclusion of the work day. The school trains officers and officer candidates for Army admin istrative work. Wanderbirds to Hike To Fairfax Tomorrow The Wanderbirds will hike from j Annandale to Fairfax, Va„ tomor- ’ row. Busses will leave from the National Theater at 9 a.m. to take the hikers to Annandale. The foUowing officers of the club were elected at a meeting this week: Charles B. Thomas, president: Hu bert B. Walker, vice president; Gladys Schivendker, recording sec retary; Catherine M. Johnson, cor Ball, director of trails; Rose Marie Ball, director of tralis; Rose Marie Smith, treasurer; Lawrence A. Gage, entertainment director; Ralph Gross, publicity director. Taxi Pickup Plan Continued In Rush Hours Drivers in Regular Service Warned on Overcharge Practice Continuation of the taxicab pick up service until further notice was authorized late yesterday by the Public Utilities Commission, but while approving such an order the agency prepared to crack down on cab drivers in regular service if they overcharge when carrying more than one passenger. Commission Chairman Gregory Hankin recalled :hat numerous complaints had been received that drivers not in the pickup service but carrying more than one pas senger were violating P. U. C. or ders by insisting on picking up additional passengers or by over charging. Under a new order of the com mission on this issue, all cab drivers were placed on notice the agency was prepared to recommend revoca tion of the hacker’s permit or to ask the corporation counsel to prosecute the driver in Police Court, where a fine up to £200 for each offense is possible. Witnesses Favor Plan The emergency, rush-hour, 20 cent-per-passenger. taxi cab pickup service, applying to only taxi zones 1 and 2 was begun January 9 for a month of trial. Last Thursday a puolic hearing was held on the results and mast taxi witnesses de clared the plan had been a real success in the morning rush hours, but was "not working well," in the evening rush hours. At the hearing, a side issue de veloped over the practice of drivers, not in the pickup service, allegedly overcharging customers when carry ing more than one passenger on a single trip. At the time Mr. Hankin declared the commission would do something about it. The commission's new order on this point made clear that while it was legal for a driver ,in regular service '„o taite on more thryi one passenger or; a t*p. this could not be done without the consent oi'the first passenger.' After giving some examples of violations, the commis sion said it appeared these were "justified by some unscrupulous drivers" on the theory that the rate orders do not specifically provide for a division of rates among passengers. Driver Procedure Outlmed. The commission contin *ed. ‘‘There is no reason for the pretended diffi culty. in view of 4he fact that the commission's rate orders specifically set forth the zone rates, the rates for additional passengers, for bag gage and for stops. At any rate 1* does not behoove a taxi driver to digress from the usual course of ' carrying his passenger, or group of ' passengers, to his or their destina tion by taking on any additional passengers, and then claim he is at loss to know how much V> collect from each passenger." The new order specifies that hav ing obtained the consent of the first passenger <in jervice other than the taxi cab pickup plan* the driver may take on additional passengers under three stipulations: 1—That the total charge to all passengers shall not exceed the pre vailing zone race for the entire trip, including the 10-cent extra charge for extra stops, the 10-cent extra charge for passengers in excess of two. and the charges for baggage 2 —That the total charges shall be divided equally among the sev eral passengers, except that no one shall be required to pay more than ‘ the prevailing regular rate for his own ride, regardless of the length of the total trip for the group. Other Fares Contribute. 3 —That no passenger shall be re quired to pay more than the differ ence between the prevailing zone rate for the entire trip and the amount or amounts already collected from other passengers for such a trip. This l?-st means that if three passengers were taken on at Union Station and the driver collected 30 cents from each of the first two discharged and the total bill amounted to but 70 cents, the driver legally could charge the last rider Dut 10 cents. The theory under paragraph 2. above, is that if there were two or more passengers, the total bill would be divided equally, except that no one should be required to pay more than what his single fare would be under the regular zone rates. This covers the case where one of the group might have but a short ride whereas one or more of the others might go to a distant point where the regular fare would be much larger. Bus Driver to Get Reward For Finding $5,000 Stocks A Chevy Chase (Md.i woman was making preparations today to re ward George T. Barnes, 25-year-old bus driver who found and returned to her $5,000 worth of stocks. She requested that her name not appear in print, because: “I've read in the papers about peo ple losing things, and I've always thought—'How can anyone be so stupid?”' She was “dumfounded" when she arrived home late Thursday after a trip to a downtown bank and found she lacked her valuable papers. “What a night I had," she said. “My poor husband!" Mr. Barnes, who lives at 4606 Fifth street N.W.. already had turned the valuables in at the Capital Transit Co. office. He found them leaning against the rear seat of his bus. on the Chevy Chase Circle run, during a routine inspection at the end of his line. O'Conor Asks Parley On Bay Blue Crabs BALTIMORE. March 7 i/P)—Gov. O'Conor yesterday asked Secretary of the Interior Ickes to call a meet ing at once to discuss the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab. In a letter to Gov. Darden of Vir ginia eajly this week Gov. O'Conor suggested that officials of the two States discuss the problem at a meeting which Gov. O’Conor pro posed be called by Secretary Ickes. Gov. O’Conor told Secretary Ickei that in view of Gov. Darden s favor able reception of the proposal an early conference was desirabl*.