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Washington and Vicinity
Society and General
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
The Police Boys’ Club Band played
several numbers before the meeting
was opened.
76th Division Personnel
Assembles at Fort Meade
By the Associated Press.
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
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
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
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
Foreign Correspondent of The Stir and
North American Newspaper Alliance.)
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
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
“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
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.
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
“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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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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
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.

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