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Society and General WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1942. * B-l 731,969 Apply For Sugar Cards; Enrolling Ends Late Rush Brings Final Day's Total To 200,049 A fairly accurate estimate of Washington’s wartime population was provided today in the official tabulation of the city’s sugar regis tration which showed that 731.969 persons applied for sugar ration books before the four-day enroll ment was brought to a close last night. An eleventh-hour rush, which forced some of the local registration centers to stay on the job until more than two hours past the scheduled deadline, raised the final day’s total to 200,049—by far the highest num ber for a single day. The Office of Price Administration said that 96.591,000 sugar ration books were issued In the Nation 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 tend the period for one day in cases, Where isolated areas were involved. Few Cloee at 7. Boms Washington residents, per haps 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. Moet of the 121 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 tolled 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 until 2 a.m. 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. Messenger Service Aides Named in Montgomery Miss Virginia Coleman, chief of messenger service of the Montgom-1 ery County Civilian Defence, yes terday announced the appointment of area chairmen as follows: Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Mrs. James C. Rea; Gaithersburg. Mrs. Charles P. Pox: Rockville. Mrs. Byran D. McBride, and Silver Spring, Mrs. Eleanor H. Laimbeer. Mrs. Perry T. j Burton of Chevy Chase is deputy chief. The messenger service was re cently established under direction of Paul I* Banfleld. chairman of emergency services. Volunteers are . needed and must provide their own : transportation and complete a course of 10 hours in first aid, three i in fire defense, two in war gas, five j in general trailing and two hours of drill. Teams are needed for the central control center, casualty stations and the report centers. The duty of the service is to provide communica tions in the event of a breakdown of wire services. County Agent Elected Head Ot Prince Georges Council P. E. Clark, county agent, yester day was elected president of the Prince Georges County Community Council at a meeting in the First Methodist Church. Hyattsville, Md Other officers include Harrs- T. Jenkins, Suitland, vice president, and Mrs. Charles E. Janes. Oxon Hill, secretary and treasurer. Among those who spoke on county defense work were Isaac 8. George, executive secretary of the Maryland Council of Defense: J Robert Sher wood, county defense head: Miss Venla M. Kellar, assistant director of the State Extension Service, and Mr. Clark. The council decided to defer its plan to obtain a bookmobile until after the war, but decided to con tinue the regular library work with a committee headed by Mrs. H. B. May hew, Hyattsville. Two Murals Presented To Naval Academy Br the Associated Press ANNAPOLIS. May 8—Two new murals, depicting the Hong Kong and London harbors, were presented to the Naval Academy yesterday by Reap Admiral Ben Moreell, chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks. Mrs. Buell Mullen of Lake Forest, 111., who painted the murals, used a new technique—oils on stainless steel. The gifts, accepted by Rear Admiral John R. Beardall, academy superintendent, were placed in the mess hall. The presentation ceremony was attended by Dr, L. L. Odell of Great Neck, N. Y„ who with Admiral Moreell, mu Instrumental in ob taining the ^anonymous gift of funds for tne paintings. 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. Plans to Transport Troops, Civilians Across Bay Mapped 15,000 an Hour Could Be Ferried in Emergency, O'Conor Declares Ej the Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS. Md., May 8.—A de tailed plan for the transportation of troops and supplies across the Ches apeake Bay and the evacuation of civilians from the Eastern Shore via the State-owned Annapolis-Mata peake ferry route was in the blue print stage today. Gov. O'Conor, announcing the plan after conferring with Presi dent Roosevelt, 3d Corp6 Area of ficials and the State Roads Com mission, said that approximately 15,000 persons an hour could be car ried across the Bay on a veritable bridge of ferry vessels and other available craft. I The plant would operate in the event of ah emergency in which arterial highways and bridges to the north might be rendered useless, and the quick concentration of troops and supplies shoreward and simultaneous evacuation of citizens to the Western Shore became neces sary. President Roosevelt expressed con siderable Interest and Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord. Third Corps Area commander, gave his approval of the plan. Gov. O’Conor said. Before the plan could become operative. Gov. O'Conor said, im provements to the Matapeake Ferry terminal involving between $300,000 and $400,000 would be necessary. He explained that while the State would bear part of the cost, the Federal Government would be ex pected to contribute heavily toward financing the project. The contemplated new western shore terminal at Sandy Point, re placing the present Annapolis ter minal which is to be taken over by the Naval Academy, would serve without additional expenditure be yond that already appropriated, the Governor said. Usilton Heads Committee To Fight Retrocession E. L. Usilton, president of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, last night was elected chairman of a Special Citizens’ Committee to oppose the McCarran bill seeking retrocession of Arlington County and most of Alexandria to the Dis trict of Columbia. Representatives of a number of Arlington civic, business and service groups meeting last night in the Jones Building in Clarendon elected Mr. Usilton after listening to Rep resentative Smith, Democrat, of Virginia and Charles R. Fenwick, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, criticize the retrocession measure. Mr. Fenwick said Gov. Darden of Virginia would strongly oppose through legislative moves* the yield ing of the Virginia territory, but added that the citizens themselves must lead the fight. Mr. Fenwick indorsed Mr. Smith’s suggestion that a committee be or ganized to co-ordinate opposition with groups in Alexandria. The citizens voted to meet again at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Jones Building. Glass Proclaimed Senatorial Nominee | Br the A«oc!*ted Press. RICHMOND. Va„ May 8 —Horace H. Edwards, chairman of the Demo cratic State Central Committee, yes i terday proclaimed Senator Glass the Democratic nominee to succeed himself and declared. "He is enti tled to and should have the full support of all Democrats’’ in the November general election. Senator Glass, who has served in the Senate continuously since 1920, has no opposition in the August 4 1 primary. Park Service Joins In Opposing Two Rezoning Pleas Montgomery Board Hears Applications Involving Conduit Road Sites Plans of the National Park Serv ice to make Conduit road a highway devoid of commercial zoning were cited by opponents at a hearing yesterday on two applications for rezoning of site* along the road. Irving C. Boot, superintendent of National Capital Parka, expressed the opposition of that group to both applications, which seek commercial classification for tracts along the road, known as MacArthur boule vard in the District. The applicants are Mrs. Bessie Miller and Mrs. Annie Mae Del linger. Mr. Root told the Montgomery County Commissioners, who con ducted the hearing, that years ago the National Capital Park and Plan ning Commission requested that no more commercial zoning be per mitted on the boulevard. The Park Service has expressed the hope that commercial establish ments built on residential property before enactment of the county zoning ordinance, such m the two on which hearings were held yester day, would be replaced some day by private homes, according to Mr. Root. Mr. Root was the only person to appear in opposition to the Miller application, which Involves property near Glen Echo Park, but a score of residents from the vicinity of Brookmont objected to the Dellinger application. Resolutions of protest against the latter application were presented by the Potomac Valley Citizens Association and the Civic League of Brookmont and vicinity. At the conclusion of the testi mony. Chairman Thomas E. Hamp ton announced that because of fail ure to comply with regulations it would be necessary for Mrs. Del linger to make another application. Mr. and Mrs. Dellinger operate a berr parlor and restaurant known as Hilltop Tavern on the site. The Commissioners took the Miller application under advisement. Prince Georges Board 1 Schedules Induction Th^ first group of selectees to be summoned by Prince Georges County Board No. 1 in six weeks has been ordered to report at 7:45 a.m. May 22, at the board's office in Hyattsville for transfer to the Balti more induction station, board offi cials revealed today. They include: Wilcox, Stanley Welsh. Walter D. Dixon. Kenneth E. Nunley. Garrett D. Marche. William T. Glasgow. Roesell A. Hite. Chester W. Schwab. Isidore J. Stark. F. C.. Jr. Priedeman. Leon Pryor. Joseph H. Kendall. Isaac H. Bond. Sylvester A Crawford. Robert L. Mcllwe*. Charles P. Warner, Paul T. EcklofT. C. C.. Jr. Lee. Carl R. Wills. Clarence H. Lynch. Norman E. Anderson. C. H Thrift. Allen N. Naylor. John H.. ir. Boarman. James L. Beacom. Philip J. Stabler. A. C. Gordon. Harry R. Imhoff. Joseph G. Ricks. Griffith M. Brown. Mason P Lucke. G orge H. Powers. Charles H. Long. Earl L. Richards. John E. Simons, James H. Yowell. Montague Wulfl. Henry Krebs, Elmer B. Deaner, John M Bell. Markey T. Scheel. Francis P. Joff.\ Samuel Gray. BteDhen B. Howard. Adrisn Fields, R McC Heater. Lyle H. Byron, Thomas C. Lampe, Kenneth E. Yeatman. Otto C. Williams. Edward M. Also to be indeted are the fol lowing transfers: gavia. Clifford J. Bowen, Jesse A. teeser. Gustav O. Delnnocentes. J. L. Foreman. Earl A. Kleuver. Albert Marylander Is Hanged BALTIMORE. May 8 (/P).—Wilbur Pritchett, 45, colored, of Dorchester County, convicted of assault with attempt to attack a white woman near Cambridge last January 16. was hanged today at the Maryland penitentiary. 4 Rockville Divorce Sought ROCKVILLE, Md.. May 8 (Spe cial).—Mrs. Irma Weiner of Silver Spring has filed suit here for a divorce from Kurt Weiner of Wash ington, charging desertion and ask ing custody of their daughter, Muriel Helen Weiner. Drastic Changes Seen for D. C. Transportation Bus and Streetcar Seat Removals to Make Room Forecast Shortages of gasoline and tires 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 tried in an other large American city, which was not named. May Eliminate Stop*. 3. Fewer stops and less frequent i 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 Umit. 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 gaUons 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 raiden 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. 76th Division Personnel Assembles at Fort Meade By the Associated Press. PORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md., May 8.—Die arrival of thousands of selectees who will make up the new 76th Infantry Division is being awaited by division officers already assembled here in large numbers. Most of the enlisted men are ex* pected to arrive during the next 10 days. The new unit will be assigned buildings formerly used by the 29th Division and theaters, clubs and exchanges already have been set up for its use. Maj. Gen. Emil P. Reinhardt of Michigan, formerly commanding officer at Camp Wolters, Tex, will head the new division, assisted by Brig. Gen. Ralph C. Smith. Brig. Gen. Jerome J. Waters of Texas will be artillery commander. Gen. Smith was a former executive officer of the War Department's Military Intelligence Division. The original 76th Division, first unit to go to Prance in the World War, was organized in 1917 at Camp Devens, Mass., and was composed of New England soldiers. Rev. James Valliant Heads Episcopal Group ■t tcltl 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 Hughesvllle, 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. 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 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the W. Reuben Pum phrey funeral home, Bethesda. The Rev. Elgar C. 8oper of the Meth odist Church at Potomac, Md.. will officiate. Burial will be at Palls Church. Va. STAR TROPHY GIVEN FOR HOSPITAL WORK—Representative Saaacer, Democrat, of Maryland .(left) presents The Evening Star Trophy to Frank Fierstein, chairman of the Hospital Commit tee of the Prince Georges County Civic Federation, while Walter F. Mulligan (center) looks on. -—Star Staff Photo. Brother Clergymen From Virginia Ferry Bombers for R. A. F. Miltons From Hopewell And Brandon Gave Up Pulpits for Duty By TOM CRAGG, Foreign Correspondent of The Stir and North American Newspaper Alliance.) AT A NORTHERN IRELAND PORT, May 8.—This reporter has just met two American “sky pilots,” brothers, who have temporarily re signed from their church appoint ments in neighboring parishes in the United States to be ferry pilots to help the Royal Air Force. They are the Rev. William Byrdlee Milton, 34, and the Rev. Marshall McCormick Milton. 29. William, who was ordained nine years ago, waa formerly rector of St. John’s Xpiaeo pal Church, Hopewell, Vs, and his brother, rector of the adjacent parish of Brandon, near Hopewell, was ordained four years ago. The American Episcopal Church is in full communion with the Church of England and that ex plains why William, who was per sonally licensed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, was able to assist in the Bristol diocese during a short stay in England after accepting the Canadian government’s invitation to join the A. T. A. (Air Transport Auxiliary). He has preached in Bristol Cathedral, too. He and his brother have come over to fly fighters and bombers from aircraft production factories to places where the R. A. F. needs them for war service. Began Flying aa Hobby. The brothers had been flying as a hobby for two years in the United States before joining the A. T. A., in which their rank is that of first officer. Each is married, with one child. “The only thing I object to is helping men to kill each other and from the pulpit I couldn’t do it,” he told me, “but as an individual and as a member of society I felt that whether I believed in war or not I was just part of it. There fore, as I knew how to fly and my brother felt more or less the same way, we thought that we might be of more service perhaps in the A. T. A. than by staying at home. "We are graduates of the Virginia Military Institute of which Gen. Marshall, the United States Army Chief of Staff, and Gen. Brett, as sistant to Gen. MacArthur, were graduates. It is known as the West Point of the South. We did not feel we could be of much service if we were chaplains.” Manpower Not Fully Used. William thinks a lot of manpower is being wasted in Britain, for when I asked how he found our people, he said, "I find them pretty much the same as people are in America. I think it is going to take every ounce of effort of every man, woman and child to win this war. We are wasting a lot of manpower over here. We are not going to win the war until every one gets in it. i nave been all over the country, he continued, ‘‘and there is so much more that we can do. I say that for America as well as England. We have got to do it. I don't think people in England or America have fully realized that everything that America stands for and everything she hopes to be is built upon the Anglo-Saxon heritage upon which America was built. I think Anglo American friendship has got to be built in this way. It has got to be a levelling of class consciousness. We have talked about democracy for a long time in both countries but I think that this war is the last chance we have to bring it about and the best one. We have got to have a democracy which we never had— real democracy. “There has got to be more co operation and less competition to make co-operation hold In the eco nomic world. Before this war there was more competition. Russia has taught us a lot. I wouldn’t want to be a Communist but I think that that probably throws a little light on what we can do to improve on their Communism.” Lecture on Holy Land McLEAN, Va., May 8 (Special).— An illustrated lecture on the Holy Land, by the Rev. E. B. Joyner of Del Ray Methodist Church, will be given at 8 o’clock tonight In the Lewlnaville Presbyterian Church. Clue to Nazis' V/ar 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,” he said. "By orders of the Central German government, all but four seats in every bus and streetcar 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 moat encouraging bits of news about the large number of war casualties In Germany that has yet seeped out of that country .” South Maryland Acres Promise Big Harvest, But Labor Is Lacking Federal Projects Said To Draw Workers Away; Some Farmers Dissent By the Aisocitted Press. LA PLATA, Md., May 8,—Southern ManAand fanners predict they could have one of the best seasons in years—if they could get labor to plant and harvest the crops. Many declare they are losing workers to Federal. Government projects at Cedar Point, Indian Head and elsewhere, and asserted “we can’t compete with the Gov ernment in wages.” * The statement is heard most often from farmers of Prince Georges, Charles, Calvert and St. Marys Counties. Representative farmers said they are willing to pay higher wages, but there is simply no one to pay, especially because Federal projects have drained so many workers. The situation, they said, applies to produce crops as well as tobacco, the biggest money crop in this area. “What are you going to do when the Government says it must have increased production on the farms and then takes away from you the labor that will produce It?” ques tioned William A. Dyson of White Plains, Charles County. * Tobacco planting is scheduled to begin May 20 and other crops are going in now or due to be planted very soon. Another farmer, however, Thomas Washington Sweeney of Naylor, Prince Georges County, said “people have howled about labor before. They howl before they’re hurt. It is my opinion that if the farmers pay decent wages, they can get the necessary labor,” Cut in Number of Cafes Near Fort Meade Urged By the Associated Frees. ANNAPOLIS, May 8—Anne Arundel County’s grand jury yes terday recommended that the num ber of establishments selling alco holic beverages near Fort George G. Meade “be reduced by at least one half.” “The commanding officer at Fort Meade,” the jury’s report said, “stated that there were too many places devoted to the sale of alco holic beverages in the immediate vicinity of the post and stated that they constituted a nuisance.” Coast Guard Raises Ocean City Port By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, May 8 —Comdr. C. A. Abel, Coast Guard captain of the port of Baltimore, announced yes terday he had established an office of captain of the port in Ocean City to forestall any subversive activities in the waters off the coastal com munity. Neil Johnson, a chief warrant officer, has been placed in charge of the office. The personnel of the Ocean City office was expected to be increased to 50, Comdr. Abel said. Training Will Start Sunday (or Six Minute Men Units Rifles and Uniforms To Be Distributed To Infantry Companies Active training of six additiona Maryland Minute Men companies reserve units of the State Guard will begin Sunday with the firs assembly and distribution of rifles ammunition and uniforms, Lt. Col E. Brooke Lee, commanding office: of the 7th Battalion, State Guard announced today. All of the six new infantry unit) are from the suburban areas com prising the 21st Company, Mont gomery County Company of Takomi Park; 22d, also of Takoma Park 24th, Silver Spring; 10th. of Bethes da-Chevy Chase; 12th. of the Mass achusetts avenue section, and thi ISth, of Glen Echo. Col. Lee Pot 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 bj order of Gov. O’Conor. Maj. James B. Fitzgerald of Chevj Chase, former State Commander ol the American Legion and nations vice commander of that organiza tion. has been in direct charge ol recruiting Minute Men in the west ern suburban district. Circuit Judge Stedman Prescott ol Rockville, who is captain of the 1st Montgomery County Company (in 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 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 UP\._ Gov. Darden authorized yesterday the purchase of summer uniforms of khaki 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 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. F. with winter uniforms. Capt. Wilberding to Speak At Holy Name Breakfast Capt. Carl L. Wilberding, member of the staff of the Army 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 8 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 Regular Army and a sailor from the Navy. Ihe 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, Trudpert Kunz and the officers of the society, John McKain, president; Thomas Lati mer, treasurer, and James N&rey, secretary. Citizens Ask Bus Hearing At Hyaffsville Prince Georges Unit Wants Transfer From Baltimore The Prince Georges County Fed eration of Citizens' Associations last night petitioned the Maryland Pub lic Service Commission to transfer from Baltimore to the County Serv ice Building in Hyattsvllle the hear ing scheduled May 20 on the pro posed curtailment of transportation services into the District of Co lumbia. The federation's action followed the statement of Representatite Sasscer of Maryland that, in his Judgment, public interest in t!)e hearing throughout Prince Georges County warranted its being held In a convenient location. Avoidance of needless duplicatidh of bus and streetcar lines in an ef fort to conserve transportation re sources has been the Justification advanced by the Capital Transit Co. in seeking to establish a central terminal in Mount Rainier and So eliminate some of its present lines. Saaacer Explain* View. "Of course, we *11 realize that 1*» are in a war and we must make every necessary sacrifice," Mr. Sasscer said. "But we must guard against the war being used as to excuse vehicle in this plan, which has been anticipated and worked on for some time." The Representative attended not only to address the federation on national affairs but to present Frank Fierstein, chairman of the federa tion's Hospital Committee, with tWs year’s Evening Star Cup for out standing citizenship. Mr. Fierstefn has been one of the foremost lead ers in the drive to obtain a hospital for the county. carried along with the ebb tide,” Mr. Sasscer said, "as weil as with the flood tide.” More Police Sought. The federation approved a resolu tion offered by George C. Brown of the Landover Hills Association recommending to the next session of the Maryland Legislature the provision of additional county police and auxiliary police in order to insure the protection of the prop erty of Prince Georges County’a rapidly expanding population. The action of the Queens Chapel Citizens’ Association requesting the State Board of Liquor Appeals to reconsider the local board’s approval of a Class B beer license for an establishment at the intersection of Chillum and ueens Chapel roads near Mount Rainier also was ap proved by the federation, on the ground that the establishment was too near the Mount Rainier High School. . * Admission to the federation wai voted for the Green Meadows* Brookside Manor-Citizens’ Associa tion, five of whose members were present. Colored Leaders Ask Aid For Man Facing Death By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., May 8.—Repre sentative Mitchell of Illinois, the Nation's first Democratic colored member of Congress, and Charles Houston, colored attorney of Wash ington, asked Gov. Darden yester day to commute the death sentence of Samuel Legions. Berryville (Va.) colored man who was convicted of criminal assault on a young married white woman at Leesburg. Legions last month was sentenced to die June 12 by Judge J. R. H. Alexander of the Loudoun County Circuit Court. Mr. Houston was Legions’ attorney. The Governor said Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Houston asked that the death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment and Announced that he would make a thorough study of the case. Virginia Treasurer Appointed by Darden By the Associated Press. RICHMOND. Va., May 8.—Wfl liam Tayloe Murphy, member of the House of Delegates from Lancaster and Richmond Counties, will suc ceed Edwin B Jones of Highland County as State treasurer on June 1, Gov. Darden said yesterday. Mr. Jones, named State treasurer by Gov. Price in 1938, is expected to be given another State post, possibly in the office of Attorney General A. P. Staples. * -ri lOkat If on Hutp lOitU 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. Apd 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 every payday.