Society and General
WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1942.
Six Men Added
To D. C. Draft
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Young Delays Action
On Relieving Murphy
As Chief Air Warden
Two Other Firemen
Also May Return to
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
The cost for the 3.000-member
organization will be $6 per man, or
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Horace E. Posey of Indian
Head was named vice president of
the Women’s Auxiliary of Charles
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
$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,
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
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.
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,
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
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
Mr. Bates, of the A. F. L., told the
subcommittee there "are practically
no family housing accommodations
in Washington and vicinity for
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Police Boys’ Club Band played
several numbers before the meeting
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
J. C. Church's Funeral
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
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