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Society and General WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1942. X B—1 Six Men Added To D. C. Draft Appeal Board Three Units Formed To Handle Expected Increase in Cases By MIRIAM OTTENBERG. Expansion of the District Board of Appeal to a co-ordinator and 15 members in anticipation of the large Increase In appeals from February 16 draft registrants was announced today by local Selective Service headquarters. Under the new arrangement, the board is divided into three groups of five members each with several members of the original 10-man board in each of the groups. No distinction is made between the types of appeals. The three groups are already in operation. Col. John C. CLaughlin, who was chairman of the board, is now co ordinator of the three groups, and is charged with co-ordinating policy, distribution of cases and liaison be tween the board of appeals and local headquarters. New Members of Board. The six new men are: Leo C. May, hardware company executive, who lives at 2208 Wyo ming avenue N.W. Wilson B. Nairn of the Rufus H. Darby Printing Co.. Inc., who lives gt 4901 Glenbrook road N.W. Herbert J. Rich, shoe store execu tive, of 1526 Buchanan street N.W. Jesse H. Mitchell, president of the Industrial Bank of Washington, whose home is at 111 W street N.W. Albert E. Steinem, attorney, of 9821 Kanawha street N.W. Richard J. Gray, representing labor, of 4126 Military road N.W. All the new men are over 45 years old in accordance with regulations, i but no original member who adhered to the previous age mini mum of 37 has been removed. The three groups started operat ing as soon as the appointments were made by the President so that the new members would be experi enced before the February 16 regis trants start appealing. Local head quarters also explained that the cases are becoming more compli cated as marginal claims for defer ment are being considered and it was thought more time could be given to each case under the new arrangement. Varied Group* Represented. Copying the previous arrangement on a smaller scale the three new groups all have representatives of labor, medicine, business and the law In their personnel. Bach group also has one colored member. Under selective service regulations there should be one appeal group of at least five men for each 70.000 registrants. The District now has 180,000 men registered for military service, not counting the 56,000 more over 45 who are registered but not liable for military service. The three groups follow: Group 1—Judge James A. Cobb, colored, representing the law; John C. Locher, labor; Mr. May, business; Dr. W. Cabell Moore, group chair man, medicine, and Mr. Nairn, busi-1 ness. Group 2—Walter M. Bastian, group chairman, lawyer; Dr. C. Her bert Marshall, colored, medicine; j Cecil Owen, labor; Mr. Rich, busi ness, and Earl Godwin, newspaper- 1 man. Group 3—Dr. James A. Gannon, j group chairman, medicine; Dr. | George C. Havenner, medicine; Mr. Mitchell, colored, business; Mr. Steinem, law, and Mr. Gray, labor, i -- Chevy Chase Citizens' Cup Presented Legion Guard j ' A silver cup sponsored by the Citi zen*' Association of Chevy Chase was presented last night to the American Legion National Guard of Honor for distinguished service to the community at the association s annual dinner and dance held in the Women’s Chevy Chase Club. Presentation was made by District Attorney Edward M. Curran, a mem ber of the civic group, who was toastmaster. Prior to the presenta tion the Legion guard massed the colors, a bugle salute was given the flag and Gene Archer, baritone, sang the national anthem. Guests included Harry N. Stull, president of the Federation of Citi zens' Associations, and Capt. H. C Colman, president of Northwest Council. The program w-as arranged by Joseph C. Monaghan. What *1(044.&U4} With WAR BONDS ★ » A dozen patriotic Americans, each buying one $18.75 United States War Bond will provide $225 for the cost of one parachute. We need one for every man in every plane, thousands of them. And we need other thou sands for training and use of para troops. Silk formerly used In milady’s silk hose and other finery now goes into parachutes and for every parachute manufactured. 30 women will have to forego the purchase of a silk dress each. But they save money to buy War Bonds ew«y payday. GOODNIGHT TOOK THREE MINUTES — That’s what Miss Adeline Maggio. shown alighting from a car, testified at a District Hackers’ Board of Review hearing earlier this week. The person who said goodnight to her was Representative Sheridan of Pennsylvania, who has accused a cab driver of charging him 80 cents for a 40-cent trip. The driver contends the goodnight lasted 14 minutes. The board took the case under advisement. -A. P. Photo. 4 Young Delays Action On Relieving Murphy As Chief Air Warden Two Other Firemen Also May Return to Deportment Duties Civilian Defense Co - ordinator Young today considered, but post poned. decision on the request of Battalion Chief Clement Murphy i that he be relieved of his duty as chief air-raid warden so as to devote , full time to his job of drillmaster of the Fire Department. Chief Murphy late yesterday sub mitted his request to Fire Chief 8tephen T. Porter, who forwarded it to Commissioner Young. Chief Murphy said it was impossible for one man to continue to try to per form two such jobs. Bolles Names Legendre. Maj. Leonce Raoul Legendre, assistant civilian defense director, had been assigned yesterday by Col. Lemuel Bolles, civilian defense director, to take over at 10 am. today as acting chief §ir-raid warden, but this plan was Changed early today at direction of Com missioner Young. Commissioner Young this morning i called Chief Murphy into confer- i ence regarding his request. Later,, Mr. Young said he would not de cide the question today, that he wanted to consider it “very care fully” first. The question of whether Lt. Wil liam H. Ronan and Pvt. R. V. Den- i ton of the Fire Department, who i have been on full-time detail as Chief Murphy's aides, at air-raid headquarters, should be transferred back to regular Fire Department duty also is awaiting action by Com missioner Young. Filling Two Posts. The question has been raised sev- ' eral times before, and Fire Chief Porter has insisted the Fire Depart ment needs the full-time attention of Battalion Chief Murphy, who has been working many hours overtime in attempting to fill the responsibil ities of two posts. Mr. Murphy has been drillmaster of the Fire Train ing School since he was made a Fire Department battalion chief about three years ago. He has been a member of the Fire Department for about 24 years. Class of 350 Confirmed At St. Ann's Church The Sacrament of Confirmation was administered to 350 boys and girls yesterday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4000 Wisconsin avenue N.W., in the presence of morp than 1.000 parents, relatives and friends. Bishop John N. McNamara, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Balti more and Washington, officiated. Mrs. Leon Legendre and Mrs. A. R. Pilkerton sponsored the girls while William Troy and Harry Love less sponsored the boys. Bishop McNamara was assisted bv the Rev. Jospph Little, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Bethesda: the Rev. Leo Otterbein. pastor of Holy Cross Church, Balti more, and the Rev. James O'Neil, pastor of the Immaculate Concep tion Church, Towson, Md. ^•ast Kills 3 Trainmen; Several Soldiers Hurt By the Aisocieted Press BAINBRIDGE, Ga„ May 8 — Three trainmen were killed and I several soldiers were injured, none ; believed seriously, last night when a boiler exploded on ope of two j locomotives pulling an Atlantic ; Coast Line train, derailing several | coaches. The accident occurred about 4 : miles west of here. The injured i were brought to two hospitals here. Dr. Gordon Chason, one of the owners of the Riverside Hospital. ! said "between six and eight sol diers” were admitted. He said none i was seriously hurt, adding that ; military official* told him not to i release any names. Training Will Start Sunday for Six Minute Men Units Rifles and Uniforms To Be Distributed To Infantry Companies Active training of six additional Maryland Minute Men companies, reserve units of the State Guard, will begin Sunday with the first assembly and distribution of rifles, ammunition and uniforms, Lt. Col. E. Brooke Lee, commanding officer of the 7th Battalion, State Guard, announced today. All of the six new infantry unite are from the suburban areas com prising the 21st Company. Mont gomery County Company of Takoma Park; 22d, also of Takoma Park; 24th. Silver Spring; 10th, of Bethes da-Chevy Chase; 12th, of the Mass achusetts avenue section, and the 15th, of Glen Echo. Col. Lee Pat in Charge. Col. Lee has been placed in com mand of the organization and pre liminary training of the Minute Men companies of Montgomery, Frederick and Howard Counties by order of Gov. O'Conor. Maj. James B. Fitzgerald of Chevy Chase, former State Commander of I the American Legion and national j vice commander of that organiza- | tion, has been in direct charge of ; recruiting Minute Men in the west- ■ em suburban district. Circuit Judge Stedman Prescott of Rockville, who is captain of the 1st Montgomery County Company (In- i fantry), is in charge of recruiting in the central and northern sections of the county. More Rifles Expected. The companies mustered by Judge Prescott are expected to receive ad ditional rifles and other equipment next week when a shipment is to ; be received at the Silver Spring Armory. Two Rockville infantry companies and a demolition engineer company of Silver Spring were organized at 1 the Silver Spring Armory last week. More than 900 Montgomery County men have volunteered to serve in the Minute Men units, Col. Lee said. The offers were forwarded to the adjutant general's office in Baltimore and it is expected that about 24 companies ultimately will be organized in the county, com prising 21 or 22 units of infantry and three of engineers. Virginia Protective Force To Get New Uniforms RICHMOND, Va„ May 8 i/Pl.— Gov. Darden authorized yesterday the purchase of summer uniforms of khalcl for members of the Virginia Protective Force. The cost for the 3.000-member organization will be $6 per man, or approximately $18,000. The new equipment will include shirt, trousers, belt, patches for i shoulders and braid for the shirt sleeves. Campaign hats, which are on hand, will be issued to complete the uniform. The men will supply their own shoes. The uniforms will be manufac tured by the State penitentiary. The money for the uniforms will come from a General Assembly appropriation of $32,500, originally earmarked to repay communities for the money contributed toward out fitting the V. P. p. with winter uniforms. Postal Employes' Head Hits Office Shift Rumor A warning that rumors circulating in Government agencies are causing ‘ anxiety and damage" was voiced by E. D. Atkinson, president of the ; Post Office Department local of the American Federation of Govern ment Employes, at the local’s meet ing last night. The rumors. Indicating that per sonnel will be moved out of town or that hours will be lengthened greatly, should not be credited or circulated, Mr. Atkinson declared. Son Identifies Woman Fatally Hurt by Auto Mrs. J. N. Crossfield, 43d Traffic Victim, Hit at Intersection D. C. Traffic Toll Killed in 1942 43 Killed in same period of 1941. 29 Toll for all of 1941 95 . The body of a woman automobile victim held at the Morgue following death from injuries received while crossing the street at New Jersey and New York avenues N.W. last night was identified tqdav as that of Mrs. Jennie N. Crossffeld, 59-year old widow. The identification was made by her son, William E. Crossfield, with whom she lived at 1346 Harvard street N.W. She also is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. P. Freeman, of the same address. Mrs. Crossfield died about 1 am. in Sibley Hospital of a fractured skull. There were no marks of iden tification, police said. According to the police report. Mrs. Crossfield was proceeding against a red light in a temporary crosswalk set aside because of con struction work. The automobile by which she was struck was traveling only about 20 miles an hour, it was said. Driver Not Held. Police listed the driver as Wyllis M. Bryce, 60, of 1221 Gallatin street N. W. W’as not held. Mrs. Crossfield was the District's 43d traffic fatality of 1942. Twenty nine persons had been killed at this time last year. One person was injured and at least a score shaken-up as the result of a rear-end collision between two streetcars on New York avenue at Tenth street N.W. this mornirtg. Curtis A. White, 28. colored, 530 Oklahoma avenue N.E.. was taken to Emergency Hospital suffering from a back injury. Car Struck From Rear. Police said a street car operated by Harry Henderson. 21. struck the rear of another operated by James -W. Kimble. 33. Street cars were lined up for more than three blocks from the Tenth street intersection as a result of the collision. Meanwhile, two pr#ate investiga tions of the death of 7-year-old Francis Hugh Immer, killed Wee- ! nesday when he stepped into the side of a Capital Transit bus, got under way. A three-man committee of tne Chevy Chase Citizens’1 Association was Instructed to probe "every angle of this case and any related ques tions pertaining to safety” at the scene of the tragedy, the Chevy Chase bus terminal. Appointed uy Herman V. Schreiber, president of the association and safety engineer of the transit firm, the commit- , tee members are Frank Buckley, Washington attorney, chairman; J. Howell Gordon, real estate official, and F. H. Mortimer, American Uni versity instructor. Businessmen Act. J. M. Heiser, president of the Chevy Chase Businessmen’s Associ ation, said his group also will in vestigate the possibility of providing l more protection in the vicinity. An official investigation has been launched by Inspector Arthur Miller of the traffic division. A date for the coroner's inquest has not been set. The Immer child, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Immer, will be buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery tomorrow following services at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacremeait at 9 a.m. The Rev. Francis J. Linn, who ad ministered the last rites of the Catholic Church at the scene of the accident yesterday, will officiate. Cathedral Group Limits Parley Delegates to SO Only 50 delegates have been In vited to attend the annual meet ing of the National Cathedral As sociation here on May 13-14, it was announced today. The decision to limit the meet ing to members of the Executive Committee, State regents and local chairmen was reached because of crowded conditions in the city. Usually, thousands of delegates at tend the meeting. Among representatives of the Ex ecutive Committee attending the conference will be Miss Mary E. Johnston, president, Glendale. Ohio; Mrs. Irenee du Pont. Gra nogue, Dela.; Mrs. Allan Forbes, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. William N. Bul lard. Lenox, Mass.; Mrs. Arthur Mc Graw, Grosse Pointe. Mich.; Mrs. Aldrich Matthews, Mount Kisco, N. Y.; Mrs. Charles Warren, Wash ington; Mrs. William Schofield, Peterboiough. N. H.; Mrs. Schuyler L. Black, Syracuse, N. Y., and Mrs.: Shaun Kelly, Richmond. Mass. Among those representing local chairmen will be Mrs. Louis D. Si monds, Charleston. S. C.; Mrs. C. ' Stanley Thompson, New' York. I chairman of Junior Committee of1 New York City, and Miss Winifred | Bonnell, secretary of New York Committee, New York. Rev. James Valliant Heads Episcopal Group 8' tcial Dispatch to The Star. LA PLATA, Md„ May 8.—The Rev. James Valliant of Indian Head has been named dean of the South ern Maryland Convocation of the Episcopal Church, it was announced today. Other officers are the Rev. John M. Watters of Hughesville. vice dean; the Rev. Walter V. Reed, sec retary; the Rev. Robert F. Henry, treasurer, and J. L. Carrico, repre sentative of the convocation to the Executive Council. Mrs. Horace E. Posey of Indian Head was named vice president of the Women’s Auxiliary of Charles County. FOR FORT MYER CHAPEL—Shown at the presentation of three triptychs, or folding tri-sectlonal altar pieces, to the Fort Myer Chapel yesterday are (left to right) Chaplain Aryeh Lev, Mrs. George C. Marshall, wife of the Army Chief of Staff; Chaplain Carl Wtlberdlng, Mrs. F. Henry Jones, Mrs. Emory A. Wheeler, Chaplain George F. Rixey, deputy chief of Army chaplains, and Mrs. Junius S. Morgan, who made the presentation for the Citizens’ Committee for the Army and Navy, Inc. —Star Staff Photo. Navy Relief Society Carries On to Raise Doubled Goal $75,000 Objective I Surpassed, With Total Of $150,000 Now Sought The original objective of $75,000 in the Navy Relief Society drive in this area has been surpassed, Chair man George A. Garrett announced today, but campaign workers will continue efforts to raise the city's revised quota of $150,000. The first goal was based on needs resulting from the Pearl Harbor disaster and other naval casualties. Since that time losses suffered at Bataan and Corregidor and else where have doubled the need for relief of families of Navy personnel, Mr. Garrett pointed out. Mr. Garrett expressed confidence the $150,000 will be forthcoming from residents of the Metropolitan Area. He also thanked the public for its support thus far in the drive. The Special Gifts Committee, headed by Hoffman Philip, bis turned in $11,205. with an original quota of 10.000, Mr. Garrett Midi A second group to exceed its quoti was the Women's Committee, which collected $12,527.78, as compared with a $10,000 allotment. Mrs. C. C. Glover, jr.. is the chairman. Other returns listed were Group Committee, Harvey L. Jones and Charles B. Dulcan, sr., co-chairmen, $24,076.72 and the Government Committee, John J. McCloy, $34, 687.81. In addition, voluntary subscrip tions received at campaign head quarters, 1721 I street N.W., total $1,687.55. Local radio stations re port donations of $2,194.66. The total received to date was placed at $6,379.52, with 102,400 contributors listed. Capt. Wilberding to Speak At Holy Name Breakfast Capt. Carl L. Wilberding, member of the staff of the Armv chief of chaplains, will speak at the fifth annual Holy Name Society com munion breakfast at the Silver Spring (Md.) Hotel at 9:15 am. Sunday. The breakfast will follow an * o'clock mass to be celebrated a St. Michaels Church bv the Rev. John Czyz, spiritual director of the so ciety. Father Czyz will be served by a soldier from *he P-egular Army and a sailor from the Navy. 7he mass will be dedicated to Our Lady of Victory. * Patrick O’Leary is chairman of this year’s event, assisted by Frank Cahill, John Loughery, James Hol land, John Geory, Tnidpert Kunz and the officers of the society, John McKain, president; Thomas Lati mer, treasurer, and James Narey, secretary. Labor Groups Back Move To Restore Housing Funds Labor has thrown its support be hind a move to restore $18,000,000 for 4,000 family units, eliminated by the House from a bill allotting $50. 000.000 for housing war workers in and around Washington. The American Federation of Labor, through Harry C. Bates, and the United Federal Workers, a C. I. O. affiliate, have presented petitions to a Senate Appropriation Subcommit tee, headed by Senator McKellar of Tennessee, asking for the restoration of the funds. The subcommittee has asked Fed eral Housing officials to present more detailed figures on the number of new workers who have brought their families with them, and, therefore, would not be benefltted by dormi tory construction. As the bill passed the House, with its total cut to $29,500,000, it pro vided only for $12,000,000 for dormi tories to accommodate 15.000 single persons, and $17,500,000 for sewer, water, hospital and other public works. Mr. Bates, of the A. F. L., told the subcommittee there "are practically no family housing accommodations in Washington and vicinity for rent.” Speaking for the United Federal Workers, Richard Feise asserted the House elimination of funds had hurt the war effort. He recommended that the Senate, in addition to re storing the cut, plan $ broader pro gram. Clue to Nazis' War Toll Found In Bus Seats Edward A. Roberts, associate di rector, Division of Local Transport, Office of Defense Transportation, last night reported to a District mass meeting considering trans portation conservation, a clue to Germany’s heavy war casualties in the Reich’s transportation picture. “Look at the picture in Germany,” i he said. “By orders of the Central 1 German government, all but four seats in every bus and streetcar j have been removed in order to in ! crease their capacity by providing more room for standers. “And who do you suppose get ! these four seats? Not the aged, not , the infirm, not the party members. “These four seats are reserved for the war wounded. It is one of the ' most encouraging bits of news about i the large number of war casualties ' in Germany that has yet seeped out I of that country.” New Effort Is Made To Obtain Retrial Of Ewing Case - Defense Claims Error ' In Examining Witness; Cites Appeals Court Ruling Counsel for Orman W. Ewing, con victed in District Court of criminal assault, today made a double-bar reled attempt for a new trial. United States Attorney Edward M. Curran was asked to concede error in the trial, and Justice James W. Morris, the trial judge, was request ed to grand a new hearing because of the recent United States Court of Appeals decision condemning the introduction of collateral matters. Defence Counsel James J. Laugh lin filed a second supplemental memorandum with Justice Morris today. He contended that Miss Hes ter C. Chamberlin, business part ner of Ewing, while on the witness stand in direct examination by the defense, made no mention of a trip to Utah or a visit to the mother of the complainant. Mr. Laughlin maintains that when ‘Assistant United Attorney Charles B. Mur ray asked Miss Chamberlin about the trip he went beyond the scope of the direct examination and there by made her a Government witness, vouching for her creditability. Thus' the Government went into a col lateral Issue, he says, and Miss Chamberlin’s testimony on this point could not then be legally at tacked. Mr. Laughlin contend* that As sistant United States attorney John W. Pihelly was permitted to put the girl's mother on the witness stand in an effort to contradict statements made about Miss Cham berlin’s visit tg Utah. He insists this should not have been per mitted. Under the rules the Government will have an opportunity to reply to Mr. Laughlin’s memorandum. Justice Morris still has under con sideration the defense motion for a new trial and today’* move will likely hold up a decision on it. The Court of Appeals’ decision in the case of Policeman Henry J. Martin, convicted in District Court and sentenced to one year on simple assault charges, was handed down Monday. The tribunal said the Government in cross-examination and rebuttal tended to show that the policeman had committed other assaults and that this took the mind of the jury off the case for which he was on trial. Kentucky Revenue Chief Resigns 0. C. D. Position H. Clyde Reeves, 29, Kentucky State revenue commissioner who came to the Capital March 1 to help reorganize the Office of Civilian De fense. announced his resignation from the Washington job today. He said he was “staying away from Kentucky longer than I feel I should.” Mr. Reeves has been acting as liaison chief between the O. C. D. and other Federal agencies and has helped plan civilian salvage cam paigns and War bond sales. No suc cessor has been chosen, he said. Mr. Reevess who obtained a three month leave from his Kentucky post, said the first phase of the O. C. D. reorganization is completed. With Mrs. Reeves, he will leave Washington tomorrow. Drastic Changes Seen In Transportation for District's War Effort Meeting Told to Expect Removal of Some Seats in Buses, Streetcars Shortages of gasoline and tire* will force drastic steps in the public transportation field here, an official of the Office of Defense Transpor tation last night told a public meet ing called by District traffic officials to promote conservation of trans portation facilities. Edward A. Roberts, associate di rector, Division of Local Transport, Office of Defense Transportation, predicted before an audience at the Departmental Auditorium that the following steps would have to be taken in connection with trans portation of war workers here: 1. Parkway roads now restricted to private vehicles to be opened to express bus routes. 2. Some of the seats in buses and streetcars may have to be removed in order to increase their capacity by providing more room for standers. This already is being trie# to an other large American dtty. Which was not named. May Eliminate Step*. 3. Fewer stops and less frequent service during the more slack hours. 4. Further staggering of hours of workers. 5. The short haul rider will be forced to become a walker and a “reasonable” walking distance will be stretched to the limit. Mr. Roberts was one of three speakers at the meeting, which was attended by about 75 persons. Traffic Director William A. Van Duzer, who called the meeting with the approval of Commissioner Young and officials of the O. D. T. and Office of Price Administration, had expected about 1.000. Mr. Van Duzer told newsmen he could not understand the apathy of the people to the situation, but said there will be “plenty of complaints when they get only a few gallons of gasoline a week.” Senator Burton, chairman of the Traffic Subcommittee of the Senate Distrcit Committee, emphasized that “every gallon of gasoline you use has been brought to the East at the risk of a seaman s life.” Wastage Is “Sabotage." Wastage of gas and rubber, he said, is a “form of sabotage, carried on thoughtlessly.” Every time a person uses a gallon of gasoline to turn the wheels of his car, these strategic products are being burned up as effectively as if they were destroyed by a bomb, he declared. A third speaker was J. Paul Schwab, director of tire rationing, O. P. A., who said that the most optimistic estimates on the rubber supplies available may be upset by sea raiders attacking ships bringing crude to this country from other sections of the Western Hemisphere. He urged stringent conservation. Commissioner Young and Mr. Van Duzer thanked those present for their interest in the problems. Chairman Randolph of the House District Committee introduced the speakers. The Police Boys’ Club Band played several numbers before the meeting was opened. Mine Workers Defeat Move of Murray Faction Pf ihf Associated Pres«. PITTSBURGH. Mav 8.—Dele gates of the United Mine Workers of America yesterdav led a successful fight to reject a resolution at the Pennsylvania Industrial Union Councils (C. I. O.) Convention, asking "immediate steps be taken to expose disruptors of the labor move ment as agents of the Axis powers.” The 225 to 145 vote against the resolution, which had been Intro duced by friends of C. I. O. President Philip Murray, came after three hours of heated debate. Earlier the delegates unanimously had approved a resolution registering confidence in and “full support of” Mr. Mur ray’s policies in the C. I. O. After the name of John L. Lewis, U. M. W. president, had been brought into the debate, Joseph Yablonski member of District Board No. 5, U. M. W., rose and shouted: “Those dirty, rotten filthy attacks on the president of the United Mine Workers should be cleared up.” Mr. Lewis had been accused by Mr. Murray, in a speech Tuesday, kith failure to give the C. I. O. pres ident the support he had promised. Second Sugar Enrolling Due In 2 or 3 Weeks 731,969 Apply for Ration Books Here, Topping 1940 Census District residents who were not among the 731.969 persons applying for sugar ration books before the deadline last night will not be able to register for their books for at least two or three weeks. Leonard P. Steuart, chairman of the Sugar Ra tioning Board, said today. Mr. Steuart said any further reg istration of sugar consumers would have to be deferred until the names of those enrolled during the four day registration have been classi fied by areas and the lists turned over to the six auxiliary boards set up to administer the program. He estimated the Job would take at least two weeks and possibly longer, since the board has not com pleted classification df the commer cial users who registered last week. Individual consumers who failed to register this week will have to wait at least until the auxiliary boards have received their master files be fore applying. Location of Boards. Workers now are on duty, how ever, at all of the auxiliary boards to answer questions regarding use of sugar ration books, Mr. Steuart said. Board No. 1 is located at the old Force School; No. 2 at the Ovs ter School; No 3 at the Mount Pleasant Branch Library; No 4 at Hayes School, No. 5 at the library in the Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, and No. 8 in the Ketcham ! School. Meanwhile, District residents had a fairly accurate estimate of Wash ington’s wartime population in the official tabulation of the individual consumer registration, which showed a population increase of more than 68.000 since the 1940 census. Regis tration figures for most of the near by ’ communities in Maryland and Virginia also indicated large popu lation growths since 1940. An eleventh-hour rush, which forced some of the District registra i tion centers to stay on the job until more than two hours past the sched uled deadline, raised the Anal day's I total to 200,049—by far the highest number for a single day. The Office of Price Administration said that 96,591,000 sugar ration I books were issued in the Nation i wide registration. This represented 73 per cent of the national population, O. P. A. said. While the general registration ; period closed last night, State ad ministrators were empowered to ex I tend the period for one day in cases i where isolated areas were involved. Few Close at 7. Some Washington residents, per h*p* as many as 1,000, were turned away, but District Rationing Super visor Lawson J. Cantrell declared most of the schools remained open until every one inside had been ac commodated. Most of the 131 regis tration centers were supposed to close at 7 pm., but only a few were able to do so. In addition to those turned away, there were probably a “good many others"—people who dine regularly in restaurants and others who have plentiful supplies of sugar on hand— who didn’t apply, Mr. Cantrell said. One citizen who called him to ask whether he should register reported he had a year's supply of sugar in his home, Mr. Cantrell said. Applicants Exceed 1940 Census. The total number of persons who applied for ration books was 68,878 more than the 1940 census of Wash ington's population. Out of the 731,969 applications books were issued to 708,372, the remainder having been denied ration certifi cates when they admitted posses sion of an excess amount of sugar. Long waiting lines marked the final day’s registration as weary school teachers toiled to complete the registration within the four day period. Many citizens waited until the last minute to visit the registration centers and, as a result, some schools reported they had registered more persons after 8 o’clock last night than during the preceding nine hours. Mr. Cantrell, who wasn’t able to head for home untU 2 am. today, paid tribute to the hundreds of teachers and other volunteers who worked overtime to carry out the huge job. He also commended the public for its co-operation. Census Figures Compared. Comparison of 1940 census figures with registration in nearby com munities showed the following: Alexandria, 47.114 applications as against a 1940 population of 33.800; Fairfax County, with three centers still to report, had 46,635 regis trants as against a population of 40.929 in 1940; Montgomery County, j 99.280 registrants, compared with a population of 81,444 in the last cen sus. Arlington County, Va.. and Prince Georges County, Md„ had not completed their totals this morning. J. Maynard Magruder of the Ar lington County rationing board, said ‘ some purchasers already had com plained of confusion on the part of grocers. They reported they were allowed only a half-pound of sugar for one stamp. Mr. Magruder point ed out that each stamp, the first of which is valid to May 16, permits the holder to purchase one pound. I J. C. Church's Funeral Planned Tomorrow Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md„ May 8.—J. Cleveland Church, 61, died at his home here Wednesday after a long illness. He was a native of Virginia and before coming to Rockville two years ago lived at Seneca approxi mately 28 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida A. Church. Services will be held at 2:80 p.m. tomorrow at the W. Reuben Pum phrey funeral home, Bethesda. The Rev. Elgar C. Soper of the Meth odist Church at Potomac, Md.. will officiate. Burial will be at Falla Church, Va.