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Japanese Reported
Rushing Soldiers
To Manchukuo
North China Garrisons
Said to Be Strengthened
By Puppet Troops
Br the Associated Press.
LONDON, May 8.—Reuters news
agency reported today that the Jap
anese were rushing troops into
Manchukuo. according to informa
tion in Chungking. The Japanese
North China garrisons were reported
being flllpd up with troops of Wang
Ching-WTi's Chinese puppet regime.
The dispatch said reports from
North China indicated that the Jap
anese hoped to be ready to make a
move from Manchukuo (Manchuria)
against Siberia some time next
Wang now is in Hsinking. the
Manchukuo capital, on a Japanese
sponsored visit, of state to Emperor
Kang Teh of Manchukuo.
Calls on Commander.
Wang's chief of staff made a de
four en route to Hsinking earlier this
week to call on Gen. Sieshiro Itagaki,
commander of the Japanese Army in
W’hen the Hsinking visit was un
dertaken it was suggested in in
formed quarters that it might be
connected with impending Japanese
moves in the north, presumably
against Russia.
(The Japanese might make
some use of troops of their two
puppet regimes. Nanking and
Hsing. for the services of supply
or other rear-guard duties.)
Banquet Honors Puppet.
Hsinking broadcast said that
Wang was received today in audi
ence by Kang Teh—the former boy
Emperor Hsuan Tung of China
whom Japan made Emperor of
Manchukuo—and that this was fol
lowed by ‘ a great banquet attended
by numerous Japanese and Man
chukuo notables” in honor of tire
Hsinking puppet and his entourage.
Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu, Japan's
Ambassador to Manchukuo and
commander in chief of Japanese
forces in that country, entered the
round of consultations and festiv
ities by calling on Wang, the Hsin
king radio said.
Umezu. the real ruler of Man
ehukuo as proconsul for the Jap
anese Emperor, presumably would
be in command of any Japanese
campaign against Russia.
Allies Must Police World
After War, Eden Declares
B* the Assoctited Pres*.
LONDON, May 8 —Foreign Secre
tary Anthony Eden declared In a
speech at Edinburgh today that the
United States. Britain. China and
Soviet Russia must police the post
war world to prevent “highway rob
bery and gangster methods.”
“Upon them,” he said, "must fall
the main burden for maintenance of
peace and the main responsibility
for economic reconstructions of the
world after the war.”
Describing British operations in
Madagascar as “wholly satisfactory ,”
he said Britain and the United
States had agreed that “the territory
of Madagascar remains French and
will continue to be part of the
French Empire.”
Mr. Eden said the British govern
ment was in “complete accord” with
the United States in this and other
aspects of the policy toward Prance,
and that Britain agreed "with the
policy of the United States to main
tain contact with the Vichy gov
Sinking of 8 Jap
Ships Announced
The Nary Deportment issued the
following communique, No. 77, based
on reports received up to 3 p.m., E.
W. T . yesterday:
Southwest Pacific:
1. Very excellent news has been
received. A naval engagement
between United States and Japa
nese forces on M?v 4 resulted In
the following damage to the
ta) One light cruiser, two de
stroyers, four gunboats and one
supply vessel were sunk.
(b> One 9.000-ton seaplane
tender, one light cruiser, one
cargo vessel and one transport
were badly damaged.
<c* Six planes were destroyed.
2 This highly successful action
took place in the vjcinity of the
Solomon Islands and was accom
plished with the loss of but three
Far East:
3 United States submarines on
patrol in the P’ar East have sunk
the following enemy vessels: One
medium-sized rargo ship, one
medium-sized tanker and one
small cargo ship.
4 The above actions have not
been announced in any previous
Navy Department communique.
V There is nothing to report
from other areas.
The text of the War Depart
ment communique. No. 220. based
on reports received here until 3
pm. yesterday:
1 Philippine theater:
The War Department has been
unofficially informed through a
broadcast from the Japanese
controlled Manila radio station of
what are purported to be the
terms of the capitulation ar
ranged after the fall of Correg
idor. As a condition precedent
to the cessation of attacks on the
Island forts, the Japanese are
said to have insisted upon the
immediate surrender of the scat
tered American and Filipino
troops operating on the various
islands of the archipelago. In
order to avoid further unneces
sary sacrifices, Gen. Wainwright
is reported to have reluctantly
acceded to these terms and to
have broadcast appropriate or
ders to his field commanders.
The War Department has re
ceived no official Information on
the subject and has no knowl
edge of whether or not the re
ported conditions have been met.
2 There is nothing to report
from other areas.
If all the War bends that Uncle
Bam is selling were laid end to end.
they wwnld\reach to Tekta. Boy
them, and lay them end to end.
STAR TROPHY GIVEN FOR HOSPITAL WORK—Representative Sasscer, Democrat, of Maryland
(left) presents The Evening Star Trophy to Frank Fiersteln, chairman of the Hospital Commit
tee of the Prince Georges County Civic Federation, while Walter F. Mulligan (center) looks on.
v —Star Staff Photo.
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 application^ for
rezoning of sites along the road.
Irving C. Root, superintendent of
National Capital Parks, 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 as 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
l 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 CorrAnissioners took the Miller
application under advisement.
W. P. B. Ban Will Reduce
Spice Sales 50 Per Cent
B> the A»*ociat*d Prea*.
The War Production Board im
posed restrictions yesterday on de
liveries of seven important spice*
which will have the effect of cutting
retail sales by 50 per cent.
The orders, effective today and
made necessary because “the avails
ability of future supplies is un
certain,’’ affect white peppier, all
spice * pimento*, cinnamon tcassia),
cloves, ginger, nutmeg and mace.
Deliveries of black pepper are
permitted at the same rate as a
year ago, and W. P. B. said there
was two years' supply of black pep
pier in this country.
The order will stretch out present
supplies of the other spices, which
are the principal imported season
ings used by consumers and indus
try. to last 12 to 18 months. If un
restricted and unreplenished, such
stocks would be exhausted In six to
nine months, W. P B. reported.
The conservation orders on pi
mento, cassia, cloves, ginger, nut
meg, mace and whit* pieppier pro
vide that a packer or grinder may
not deliver more than 75 pier cent
of his average monthly deliveries
in the same quarter of 1941. Whole
salers and chain retailers mav ac
cept only 50 per cent of last years'
The spices covered by the order
are imported from the Netherlands
Indies. India. Ceylon, Africa. Mada
gascar, the West Indies and other
Five Lieutenants, Sergeant
Die iittomber Crash
B* the Associated Press.
ALEXANDRIA. La., May 8 —Five
second lieutenants and a staff ser
geant from Esler Field died yester
day In the crash of a bomber 12
miles east of here.
Cause of the crash was not im
mediately learned. The plane
struck the earth and burned In a
spot 2 miles from the nearest road.
The officers killed, with the res
i idences of their fathers, were; Sec
! ond Lts. Merton W. Ortmann, 23.
pilot, Clinton, Wis.; Edward N.
Walters, 23, co-pilot. Odebelt, Iowa;
George S. Edwards. 25. Lubbock,
Tex.; Thomas S. GlUam, 27. States
ville, N. C.. and Charles T. Wil
lock. jr„ Wlnthrop. Mass
The sergeant was Thomas R
Numbers. 36, Glendale, Calif.
>» »
—Star Staff Photo.
Montgomery Women Plan
Style Show Tomorrow
A garden party and fashion show
will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at
the home of Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Mer
ritt, 9312 Kensington road, Chevy
Chase, Md, under the sponsorship
of the Montgomery County Women's
Democratic Club.
Mrs. John B. Diamond of Rock
ville is chairman of the affair, with
Mrs. Townley Gamble of Silver
Spring as co-chairman. They are
assisted by Miss Elizabeth Gilliland.
Mrs. Forrest Walker, Mrs. J. C.
Christopher, jr.; Miss Margaret
Jones, Miss Laura Gilliland and
Mrs. Eloise D. Graham.
The fashion show', which will be
conducted by Miss Gretchen Cole,
will include the following models:
Miss Mary Ann Griffith, Miss Mary
Role, Miss Barbara Walker, Miss
Emily Blanford, Miss Ann Rarns
dell. Miss Polly Clark, Miss Alice
Stribling, Mrs. Richard Shetterley,
Mrs. Joseph W. White, Mrs. Arthur
Beall, Miss Betty Bauersfeld, Miss
Betty Chamberlin, Miss Charlotte
Eisele, Miss Nancy Julia, Miss Betty
Bond and Miss Marrianne Hunter.
The program also will include a
mock wedding with Miss Mary Ann
Griffith as the bride. Miss Jean
McClandlsh will furnish the music
for the show.
Congress in Brief
In recess until Monday.
Patents Committee continues in
vestigation of tungsten carbide
Banking and Currency Committee
hears Jesse Jones on proposed in
crease in borrowing power of R.
r. c.
Secretary Wickard testifies before
Agriculture Subcomittee on Syn
| thetic Alcohol and Rubber.
Military Affairs Committee con
siders women’s Army bill.
In recess
Rules Committee takes up service
pay-boos’: bill.
Interstate Commerce Committee
, calls Leon Henderson for petroleum
. information
Wavs and Means Committee con
tinues tax bill consideration.
Evangelists to Speak
Homer Rodeheaver and Harry
Rimmer, evangelists of the Morn
ing Cheer Center at Tort Dix. N. J„
will discuss “Jesus Christ and the
Lads in Khalci” at the Memorial
Baptist Church, Sixteenth street
and Columbia road N.W., at 8
o'clock tonight.
John F. X. Britt Wins
G. W. U. Isaac Davis
Oratorical Contest
Topic, 'Unknown Heroes';
Cole Reosin Is Second,
Miss E. A. Green Third
John F. X. Britt. 24. of 2530 L
street N.W. last night won George
Washington University's Isaac Davis
senior oratorical contest. A night
student at the university, he spoke
on "Unknown Hefoes.”
Among winners of the Davis con
test, which was established in 1847,
have been Bennett Champ Clark,
Senator from Missouri, and Theo
dore W. Noyes, editor of The Star.
Runnerup last night was Cole
Reasin, 2000 Thirty-seventh street
S.E., whose subject was “Our Will to
Win." Third prize went to Miss
Elizabeth Ann Green. 2660 Woodley
road N.W., who spoke on "Between
Two Philosophies.”
Mr. Britt told the life of Bill
Stringer, a George Washington grad
uate and an Army flyer, who was
killed when his airplane crashed on
November 6, 1941. Although not a
war hero, his type will bring vic
tory to the United States, Mr. Britt
Judges of the competition were
Prof. Richard R. Hutcheson of the
speech department of the University
of Maryland, Prof. George Bush,
school of engineering. George Wash
ington University, and Mrs. Hugh
Butler, adult speech education
teacher of Washington.
Willard Hayes Yeager, professor
of public speaking at George Wash
ington, was chairman. The contest
was held in Columbian House, on
the university campus.
Flood Waters Menace
Farmlands in Oregon
Bj thf As»ociated Pres*.
VALE, Oreg., May 8.—Flood waters
from broken spillway gates In the
Beulah Irrigation Dam 60 miles to
the west swirled over the highway
at Juntura late yesterday and began
creeping up slowly on low-lying por
tions of the town of 167 population.
Earlier fears of a devastating flood
were quieted somewhat by Robert
Hill. Reclamation Bureau engineer,
who said he believed the gaps could
be closed. He left with work crews
to repair the dam.
C. C. Ketchum. superintendent of
the Vale irrigation project, said the
crest was moving down the Malheur
River at only 2 to 3 miles an hour,
that there should be no loss of life
and little livestock loss even though
the gates should give way com
It was expected, however, that
there would be considerable damage
to farms near the river.
Details as to the cause of the
break were lacking.
T. E. Moss Wheat, Dean
Of Chrysler School, Dies
By the Associated Pre»«.
DETROIT, May 8 —T. E. Moss
Wheat, dean of the Chrysler Gradu
ate School of Engineering, died sud
denly at his home last night of a
heart attack. Funeral services will
be held Monday.
A graduate of Mercersburg Acad
emy and the University of Michi
1 gan, Mr. Wheat went to the Phil
ippine Islands in 1916 as assistant
to the superintendent of public
works and built, a radio transmitter
tower, then called the highest in
the world. He became associated
with the Chrysler Corp. 10 years ago
as an automotive engineer.
Weather Report
iFurnUhed be the Un.ted Stine* Weather Bureau.'
District of Columbia—Slightly cooler tonight; moderate winds.
Maryland and Virginia—Slightly cooler tonight.
Hirer Report.
Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers clear
at Harpers Perry, Potomac clear at Great
Falls today.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United State* Coast and
Geodetic Survey i
Today. Tomorrow
High - 3:21a m. 4 23am
Low 10 OH a m 11:00 a m.
High 3:40 p.m. 4:3o p.m.
Low - . 10:33 pm 11:31 pm
The San and Mean.
Rlaea. Sets.
Sun. today . . .. 8:03 8:07
3un tomorrow _ 8:02 8 08
Moon today 2:38 am. 1.40 p.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after sunaet.
Monthly precipitation in inches in the
Capital icurrent month to d»te»:
Month. 194’.'. Average. Record.
January _ 1 no :t M 7.83 '37
February ..... .1 33 3.27 8.84 '84
March .. 3 87 .'I TS 8 84 HI
j April _ 92 3.27 9 13 8ft
| May 1.22 3 7*1 10 89 '89
Jun« _ ... 4.13 10 04 txi
July . . ... 4 71 10.83 '88
August _ . 4 til 14 41 '28
September _ . 3 24 17.43 '34
October _ _ _ 2 84 Ml 37
November _ *2.3, 8.80 '89
December ... 3 32 7.38 '01
■•■tidily far U8 24 Rears.
tPrnm noon yesterday to noon today >
Highest ip per eent. gt * 30 g.m todgv
taswggt. 43 per rent. gt 1:3(1 p.m. yes
Report for U»t ?4 Hour*.
Yesterday— Decree*
4 p.m. _,_ _ 67
* P.m _ _ 67
Tod* y—
4«m - 62
Bam. ___ 63
Soon --- __ Bo
Record for Last 24 Hoars.
‘From noon yesterday to noon todsy >
Highest, 76. 2:60 p m yesterday. Year
ago, in
Lowest, So. 0:46 s m. today. Year
ago. HI
Record Temperature Thig Year.
Highest, 1*4, on May 1.
Lowest. H. on January 11.
Weather in Various Citioa.
... „ High. Low tation
Albuquerque N Alex, 73 4H
Atlanta. Oi __ . *2 60
Boston. Maas. _ 62 44
Buffalo. N. Y. _ 5o 42 "1
Chicago, 111._ _ 56 411
Denver, Colo. __HX 42
Detroit. Mich . .. 51 40
Fort Worth. Tex. 67 66
Kansas City. Mo. _ HX 47
Louigville. Ky __ 63 47
Memphis. Tenn. HS 46
Miami Fla. as fit
Mpls.-St. Paul. Minn. HS* 46
New Orleana. La 42 60 0 42
New York. NY. _ . 5* 62 0.11
Philadelphia Fa * 72 4k 0.1 k
Plttaburth, Fa. *4 46
#t. Louii. Ma . id 4ft
WABHIHOTOH b. e. --- 78 80 6.22
Civil Service Files
Case Has No Spy
Issue, Judge Says
Times-Hercild Editor
Testifies Lists Bored
Data on U. S. Employes
There is no spy issue before the
jury, Justice James W. Morris de
clared from the bench In District
Court today at the trial of fire de
fendants charged with illegally re
moving personnel information sheets
of the Civil Service Commission.
Frank C. Waldrop, an editor of
the Washington Times-Herald, testi
fied that the sheets, forming the
subject of the trial, contained cer
tain confidential information re
garding employes in important
defense agencies, including workers
In the Panama Canal Zone and the
State, War, Navy and Justice De
One of the defendants, Lawrence
L. Haynes, who allegedly brought a
large number of the personnel sheets
to the Washington Times-Herald,
cross-examined Mr. Waldrop today.
Mr. Haynes Indicated that he told
Mr. Waldrop he and another de
fendant, Harlin G. Crandall, planned
to go to the Federal Bureau of In
vestigation, but the editor asserted
he has no recollection of such a
statement. Mr. Waldrop said he
made certain suggestions to Mr.
Haynes but did not recall the de
Conversation Recalled.
Mr. Waldrop testified Mr. Haynes
made no reference to the F. B. I.
until later in the inquiry and as
serted he did not have any confi
dential understanding with the de
fendant but had paid "in excess of
•50” for the tip on the news slbry.
Mr. Waldrop declared he had in
formed the defendant that he
thought the matter should be
brought to the attention of the au
thorities. Mr. Haynes, he laid, was
to furnish the Times-Herald with
Information on facts and persons
Mr. Waldrop asserted he had
stated to the Justice Department
that Mr. Haynes had been a volun
tary actor In the situation and the
editor said that at all times
Mr. Haynes was co-operative with
the authorities.
In response to a question from
Defense Counsel James O’Shea, Mr.
Waldrop said that in addition to the
more than >50 given Mr. Haynes,
coal was sent out to Mr. Haynes’
family and a "general welfare pro
gram” was undertaken by the mem
bers of the staff of the Times
Dressed in an Army uniform,
Corpl. Walter C. Jackson took the
witness stand and testified that the
idea of getting Government lists
assembled came first from Mr.
Haynes’ father, now deceased, who
operated the Standard Business
Service, for mailing list purposes.
Mr. Jackson was formerly employed
by the service.
Theodore Kincaid, Times-Herald
reporter, testified that he met Mr.
Haynes at the Times-Herald and
went with him to the defendant's
house and there obtained personnel
information sheets of the Civil Serv
ice Commission. These were in a
large cardboard container and were
taken to the newspaper where they
were examined by Mr. Waldrop and
members of the staff. Twelve mail
bags full of the sheets, Mr. Kincaid
said, were secured from Mr. Haynes’
home and taken to the newspaper.
Names Crandall.
Called from an Army camp In
Louisiana, Corpl. Jackson made his
initial appearance on the witness
stand late yesterday and admitted
he drove an automobile which was
used to carry to the Standard Busi
ness Service office some of the per
sonnel records the Government
charges were stolen from the com
1 mission flies.
Corpl. Jackson named Mr. Cran
dall. a former commission em
i ploye and one of the five defend
ants, as the person who brought the
personnel sheets to the car he drove.
He testified that on each of the
. trips he made to an office of the
! commission's Inter-departmental
placement bureau at Eleventh and
G streets N.W.. from which the rec
ords are alleged to have been re
moved. he was accompanied by
Mr. Haynes, an associate in the
Standard Business Service and an
other of the five defendants.
Corpl. Jackson said he had driven
Burns of Spokane, Wash., who yowed not to rest until he found
the body of his son, Lt. Homer C. Burns, with his son's widow
after his return from a successful search for the wrecked plane.
They are examining the flyer’s belt and holster which served to
identify the victim. The elder Burns skiied for five days over
treacherous trails in rugged, snow-covered mountains to reach
the wreckage. The transport vanished in the High Sierra last
December. Lt. Burns was co-pilot of the ship, which carried
Maj. Gen. Herbert A. Dargue and seven other Army officers
and men. —A. P. Wirephoto.
Mr. Haynes from the Arm's head
quarters near Tenth and D streets
N.W. to the offices occupied by the
commission four or five times in Sep
tember, 1940, and on each occasion
they were met by Mr. Crandall. He
declared that Mr. Crandall would
get into the car with a batch of the
personnel sheets about 6 inches
thick, ride a block in the car and
then get out.
Miss Selma Cohen, a former em
ploye of Standard Business Service
testified that while she worked for
the firm for about six weeks in 1940
she observed bundles of the Gov
ernment employe personnel records
scattered about the office in piles.
She admitted under cross-exami
nation that no effort was made to
conceal the records.
Another prosecution witness. Ed
ward B. Olsen, a Civil Service Com
mission official, testified that Mr.
Crandall, who had worked under
him. requested a transfer to an
other division in the commission in
December, 1940. The Government
alleges the personnel records were
stolen between August, 1940, and
January, 1941.
New U. S. Flag
Is Proposed at
D. A. R. Meeting
B> the Associated Press.
CHICAGO. May 8—A proposed
new design for the field of the
American flag has been submitted
to the Daughters of the American
Revolution by Miss Dolly Breiten
baugh of Independence, Mo.
The flag would have the 13 origi
nal colonies represented in a circle
j of stars. Stars of other States
would be grouped in constellations
: around the circle in the order of
their admittance to the Union,
j Miss Breitenbaugh said the design
' had the advantage of providing a
place for Alaska’s star when and if
it is admitted. She added Congress
never had approved the design of
the present flag.
In the upper left corner of the
field would be grouped Vermont,
Kentucky and Tennessee; above the
circle, Ohio. Louisiana, Indiana,
Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama. Maine
and Missouri; upper right corner,
Arkansas, Michigan. Florida. Texas.
Iowa, Wisconsin and California;
lower left comer. Minnesota. Ore
gon, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada
and Nebraska; below circle, Colo
rado. Montana, the Dakotas. Wash
ington. Wyoming. Idaho and Utah;
lower right corner, Oklahoma, Ari
zona and New Mexico.
Senate Committee
Votes Women's Corps
Separate From Army
Would Be Un§er Direct j
Supervision of Military
Authorities, However
The Senate Military Affairs Com
mittee voted unanimously today for
a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
as a separate organization instead of
within the Regular Army.
A similar bill, already passed by
the House, had been reported favor
ably from the Senate Committee on
February 9. but was recommitted by
further study, after Senator Thomas.
Democrat, of Utah, presented a
substitute plan to npake the corps
a part of the Army instead of a sep
arate auxiliary.
His proposal provoked sharp Sen
ate debate, in which several Sena
tors argued the substitute would
confer on some member of the corps
rank and title higher than men in
combat service. Opponents of the
substitute called it too big a change
to make in the military policy of the
country without committee consid
The House bill, which now goes
to the Senate calendar, provides for
the enrollment of an indefinite
number of women for non-com-1
batant servicfc that would release I
men for the fighting branches.
While under the direct supervision
of the Army, the corps would not
become an actual part of the >rmy.
Instead of the regular military titles,
such as general, colonel or captain,
the corps would be headed by a ‘ di
rector,” with a staff of "assistant
directors” and group leaders.
Enrollment would be on the vol
unteer system, within the age limits
of ,21 to 45. Benefits for injury or
death would be administered, as in
the case of civilian Federal work
ers. by the United States Employes
Compensation Commission. If the
corps had been made an integral
part of the Army, the enrollees
would Jjave been eligible to the same
benefit laws as soldiers.
The present plan contemplates
assigning the women to clerical
work, telephone and telegraph oper
ation, aircraft warning service, and
to work as dietitians, hostesses, li
brarians and other non-combatant
Federation Requests
Bus Service Hearing
Be Held at Hyattsville
Evening Star Cup For
Marked Citizenship
Presented to Fierstein
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 Hyattsville the hear
ing scheduled May 20 on the pro
posed curtailment of transportation
■ services into the District of Co
The federations action followed
| the statement of Representative
' Sasscer of Maryland that, in his
judgment, public interest, in the
hearing throughout Prince Geri~“«
County warranted its being h{lma
a convenient location. \
Avoidance of needless duplicl^iuT
of bus and streetcar lines in an §t
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 to
eliminate some of its present lines.
Sasscer Explains View.
“Of course, we all realize that we
are in a war and we must make
every necessary sacrifice.” Mr.
Sasscer said. ‘ But we must guard
against the war being used as an
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 this
year's Evening Star Cup for out
standing citizenship. Mr. Fierstein
has been one of the foremost lead
ers in the drive to obtain a hospital
for the county.
“He has carried along with the
ebb tide,” Mr. Sasscer said, "as well
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's
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
Admission to the federation was
voted for the Green Meadows
Brookside Manor Citizens’ Associa
tion, five of whose members wert
Subversion Probe Calls
Seven Witnesses Today
Seven witnesses were summoned
today to appear before the addi
tional District grand Jury investi
gating charges of subversive
activities, as deliberations were
William Power Maloney, Edward J.
Hickey, jr., and John T. M. Reddan,
special assistants to the Attorney
General, announced this list of
witnesses for today’s hearing: E.
Perrin Schwartz, editor of Social
Justice; Bernard O'Connor and
Prank Traznick, employes ^in the
magazine's editorial department;
Eugenia Burke, described as private
secretary to the Rev. Charles E.
Coughlin; Marie Rhoades, also serv
ing in secretarial capacity in the
organization, and Edward Kinsky
of New York, formerly identified
with the magazine.
Mrs. Ann Bethune of the La
Salle Apartments here, who was
described by the prosecutors as a
witness who was missing for some
time, was on hand this morning to
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