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Society and General WASHINGTON, D. €., MONDAY, MAY 18, 1942. ** B—1 D. C. Recreation Board Posts Are Filled Commissioners Name 4 Citizen Members And Budget Officer With the appointment of four eitizen, members and designation of Budget Officer Walter L. Fowler to represent the District government, the Commissioners today completed organization of the District's new recreation board which will take over direction of public recreation here May 29. Unification of the recreation sys tem under the board was provided in a bill signed by President Roose velt several weeks ago. It was scheduled to go into effect 30 days after the President signed the bill. The four ’ citizen members and their terms are: Mrs. Ethel S. Garrett, who has been active in child recreation, one year: Harry S. Wender, executive vice president of the Federation of Citizens Associa tion, two years; Mrs. Alice C. Hun ter, colored, president of the Feder ation of Parent-Teacher Associa tions, three years, and James E. Schwab, chairman of the Recrea tion Committee of the Board of Trade, four years. Other Official Members. Besides Mr. Fowler, official mem bers of the seven-member board in clude Dr. Frank W. Ballou, superin tendent of schools, representing the Board of Education, and Irving C. Root, superintendent of National Capital Parks. The board will elect its own chair man. and according to Commission er Mason, probably will hold a meet ing before May 29 Mr. Mason said the appointments were made in ac cordance with provisions in the law. in an attempt to represent various civic organizations. Under the act, the citizen members must be bona fide residents of the District for five years preceding their appoint ment. Mr. Wender, Commissioner Mason disclosed, has resigned his position on the recently created District Parking Commission, for which he would have received compensation, to serve without pay on the Recrea tion Board. Mr Wender. who has long been interested in public recre ation, was a vigorous proponent of the bill creating the Recreation Board. Ap attorney, he has been a civic leader in Southwest Washing ton for many years. Student of Problems. Mr. Schwab, likewise, long has been a student of District recreation problems and worked hard for the consolidation pf facilities %nd per sonpel.'uncfer a recreation board. He is a real estate man and has been active in citizens' affairs In the Chevy Chase area. Mrs. Garrett, the wife of George A Garrett, a broker, has been active with Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, wife of the former Ambassador to Argen tina, in recreation for children, Mr. Mason said. Mrs. Hunter is president of the Cook Elementary School Pa rent Teacher Association, vice president of the Terrell Junior High School P.-T. A„ and vice president of the Armstrong High School P.-T. A. She also has been active with the Coun cil of Social Agencies. Will Name Superintendent. As one of its first acts, the board will appoint a superintendent of recreation, who will be its executive officer. It is believed the post will go to Milo F. Christiansen, now act ing co-ordinator of recreation, who has been loaned to the District by the National Park Service. For more than a decade various Washington organizations have urged consolidation of public recrea tion previously administered sepa rately by the Commissioners, the Parks Office and the Board of Edu cation. Proponents of unification said that economies of operation could be effected and jurisdictional Jealousies and conflict of methods eliminated. For the last three or four years, language in the District appropria tion bill has consolidated recreation al operations of the Commiisioners and the Boacd of Education under joint jurisdiction. In effect this has placed supervised recreation under the city heads and school board with jurisdiction of unsupervised play re maining with the Parks Office. The new Recreation Board will make arrangements with the three official agencies f.v the use of vari ous facilities for recreation purposes and will operate the program through its own personnel. A. E. F. in Russia Urged To 'Win War in Six Months' An American expeditionary force In Russia this summer 'will help win the war in six months,” said Dr. Frank Bohn, writer and lec turer. at a Russian War Relief benefit last night at the National Press Club. Me urged that an American brigade be sent immedi ately to the Russian front as “a sacred emblem of our unity with Russia against Hitler.” Dr. Bohn called on Americans to show their appreciation for what Russia has done in “fighting our fight” by helping the fund needed to provide medical and hospital supplies for the Red Army. Flabbi Solomon Metz joined Dr. Bohn In the appeal for contribu tions. Col. Julius I. Peyser pre sided over the meeting, sponsored by the United Medical Aid Com mittee of the Weekly Workers’ Club. District Heights Plans Transportation Pool The commissioners of* District Heights. Md., are sponsoring a transportation pool for residents of that area, it was announced today. A questionnaire addressed to resi dents of District Heights, Parkland, Clearview, Suitland, Forestville and vicinity asks motorists if they are Interested in pooling automobile facilities. Driver Held in Girl's Death After Escaping Angry Crowd Horace W. Trice. 37. of 2726 Thir tieth street N.E., saved by Upper Marlboro police from an angry crowd Saturday afternoon after his automobile struck 15-vear-old Doris Stallings in front of the Upper Marlboro Courthouse, was charged ! yesterday with manslaughter when Miss Stallings died in Casualty Hos pital. According to police, Miss Stallings was walking along the sidewalk in front of the courthouse when the car- jumped the curb, crushed her against the fence and continued across the courthouse lawn almost to the door of the police station. Mr. Trice wras taken in custody by County Officers Wilson Purdy and Wilmer Suit and Town Po liceman Wesley Kerr. Station Clerk Vinton Nichols said that a crowd of about 50 persons followed them into the police station, threatening the driver. Efforts to clear the station were unsuccessful, according to police. The -three officers said they were forced to take Mr. Trice to the county jail to get him away from the crowd. His hearing in Police Court in Upper Marlboro Is scheduled for today. Mr. Trice is listed on police records as a clerk at the American Red Cross. Another traffic fatality was re corded yesterday. George Kitson, 21, farmer of Franconia, Va., was killed when his car crashed into a telegraph pole on the Franconia road. Police said he apparently lost control of the car. He was pinned in the wreckage. A passenger, George Tuckett, 15, of Franconia, suffered shoulder and head injuries and was admitted to the Alexandria Hospital. His con dition was described as not serious. Police Promotions To Fill Vacancies Are Announced Changes in Assignments For Others Are Made Permanent Promotions in the Police Depart ment to fill existing vacancies were approved today by the District Com missioners. In addition several changes in as signments were made permanent, and new assignments for others were ' ordered. Those receiving promotions are Lt. Nelson O. Holmes, to be tempo rary captain replacing Capt. Lloyd E. Kelly, who Is on active duty with the Army; Sergts. Cyrus E. Perry, to temporary lieutenant replacing Lt. John E Scott, who Is on active duty with the Army; Sergt. Chester €. Gouldman to temporary lieuten ant replacing Lt. Holmes; Sergt. Otha R. Sanders, temporary lieu tenant replacing Capt. Waiter H. Thomas, who has recently been tem porarily promoted; and Pvts. John L. Mason and Francis W. Marple, to be tempo-ary sergeants replacing Sergts. Sanders and Perry; and Pvt. George V. Moore. Jack R. Milsted and Forrest L. Binswanger. to be temporary sergeants replacing Sergts. Walter R. Ostrom, George C. Deyo and James E. Dawn, who have been called into the Army. Those promoted to replace officers called into the Army will revert to their previous rank on return of the men on military leave, the Com missioners said. Temporary assignments made per nMttthl^Vere Capt. Archie M. Win free, replacing Capt. Joseph C. Mor gan. retired'; Lt. Basil F. McAllister, replacing Capt. Winfree; Lt. Nor man S. Hodkinson, replacing Lt. 1 Emil Desch, retired; Sergt. Richard A. Burton, replacing Lt. McAllister; Detective Sergts. William R. Green field. Fuller L. Arrington and Fred erick B. Ashe, assigned to the De tective Bureau, and Sergts. James J. Austin and George E. Thornton, who were retired. Also Precinct Detectives Harry H. McGuinn, James E. Lowery and Carl L. Hayden, replacing Sergts. Ashe. Arrington, and Greenfield; Pvt. George Weaver, replacing Sergt. Gouldman. and Pvt. Arthur T. Davis, replacing Precinct Detective Eldon F. Hawley, who has been called Into military service. New assignments call for the transfer of Precinct Detectives Wat son Salkeld and Andrew M. McCal lum to duty with the Detective Bureau, replacing Sergts. John B. Behan. jr„ and William G. Shipman, who have been called to active mili tary duty: Pvts. Joe Hunt and Fiank A. Jordan to precinct detec tive posts replacing Salkeld and Mc Callum. Sergt. William M. Sanford was placed on motorcycle duty re placing Sergt. Sanders. Father of D. C. Woman Reported Missing in Action The Navy Department announced yesterday that Capt William M. Martino of the merchant marine, father of Mrs. Charles Haggerty, 5619 First street N.W., was “miss ing after action in line of duty and the service of his country.” The Navy announced no details and withheld the name of Capt. Martino's ship. Mrs. Haggerty last saw her father in Baltimore in January, when he sailed on the voyage on which he was reported missing. Later she received a post card from his first port of call. He had been unreported, the Navy said, since February 24. Capt. Martino's wife. Mrs. Alyce Martino, is living in Baltimore. Two sons, William and George, and a brother, Capt. Lou Martino, also are in the merchant marine. Another daughter is Mrs. Oscar L. Morris, wife of the managing editor of the Salisbury (Md.J Times. A. F. L. Urges Pay Increase For Government Workers A wartime pay increase of $300 a year for Government employes was urged yesterday by the American Federation of Labor. Terming its recommendation “a temporary emergency measure, In no sense a permanent pay Increase,” the federation’s Executive Council in a statement said Government pay rates as a whole are “far below those paid in private industry.” Despite “tremendously increased living costs, workers in the Govern ment service have not received com parable increases In compensation," the statement said. The Ramspeck bill, providing the $300 pay Increase, was introduced at the request of the various unions of Government employes affiliated with the A. F. L., the Building and Construction Trades Department, the Metal Trades Department, the Central Labor Union and the rail road brotherhood*, the statement said. U. S. Rests in Trial Of 5 in Civil Service Files Removal Case Defense Counsel Likely To Ask for Directed Acquittal Verdict The Government today rested Its case in the District Court trial of lour men and a woman charged with Illegal removal of civil service per sonnel records. Counsel for the de fendants immediately began argu ments leading up to an expected plea for a directed verdict_of not guilty. Final evidence introduced by As sistant United States Attorney Charles B Murray was a signed statement given to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by Miss Katherine Kay. formerly office manager of the Standard Business Service, a firm which had been en gaged in the compilation of mailing lists for sale to commercial estab lishments and mall order houses. She is one of the five defendants The others are Harlan G. Crandall, a former employe of the civil Serv ice Commission; Walter A C. Camp, Werner J. Orbach and Lawrence L. Haynes, The last named became associated with the Standard Busi ness Service following the death of his father, Linford Haynes, Its founder. Deals' Origin Related. Miss Kay's statement, dated Feb ruary 5. 1941, recited that her first knowledge that the late Mr. Haynes had been “dealing" with civil serv ice information sheets was in the summer of 1940 At that time, the statement declared, Mr. Haynes told h*T he lied been approached by Mr.'Crandall, who "told him he would procure the records so Stand ard Business Service could compile mailing lists from them. Mr. Haynes also told her. accord ing to the statement, that Mr. Cran dall advised him he could carry the personnel sheets out of a building occupied by the Civil Service Com mission "any time he desired." "I realized at this time," the state ment continued, "that in reality Crandall was not supposed to take these original Government forms out of the office of the Civil Service Commission, and upon examining some of these forms I was definitely of the opinion that they were not supposed to come out of the Gov ernment files. Motive* Explained. “I realized from my own Govern ment work experience that it was WTong to take these forms out of the Government office, I believed that it would be possible to make very good mailing lists from these forms and Mr. Haynes (deceased) would be able to salvage something out of the work for the benefit of the Standard Business Service, so I continued to help Mr. Haynes administer the affairs of the busi ness because of my personal sym pathies for his struggle.” Miss Kay's statement said she was not positive of the amount of money invested in the Standard Business Service by Mr. Camp and Mr. Orbach, but she estimated they brought to the office an average of from $700 to $300 a month from September through at least October and possibly part of November, 1940. The late Mr. Haynes mentioned to her, the statement added, that Mr. Camp and Mr. Orbach were financ ing compilation of the Civil Service mailing list. District Marks Loyalty Day by Special Services 'I Am American' Theme Stressed at Many Gatherings Citizens, native and naturalized, in Washington and throughout the ; country, gave thanks yesterday at religious services and special ob ! servances marking “I Am an Amer ican Day.” The day was set aside by presi dential proclamation to underline ; to the people the fact that the : world-wide war carries responsibili | ties and duties that mhst be per formed if victory is to be won. | The Americanization School As ciation sponsored the largest meeting of Washingtonians with | ceremonies in the Departmental Auditorium on Constitution avenue last night. The principal speaker was Dr. William F. Russell, dean of Columbia University Teachers Col lege. Freedom of Thought, Action. Dr. Russell stressed the need for keeping up a constant search and struggle for the freedom of thought and action which Americans, since the founding of the Republic, have learned are essential to happiness. Other speakers on the program included Marshall E/ Dimock, asso ciate commissioner of the United States Immigration and Naturali zation Service; William C. Fitz gibbon, representing the Treasury Department war bond sales drive and Richmond B. Keech, District corporation counsel. At a meeting earlier in the day at Roosevelt stadium, sponsored by Fort Stevens Post No. 32 of the American Legion, Dr. Henry Grattan Doyle, dean of Columbian College, George Washington University, de livered the main address empha sizing the part played by youth in prosecuting the war. Ideals Stressed in Church. Preaching at Takoma Park Bap tist Church, the Rev, William E. La Rue said he was proud of the Nation's armed forces. "In the end we shall be as interested as a Na tion to assist in effecting a just and durable peace,” he said, "as we now are resolved to wage successful warfare.” Citing George Washington’s be lief that America must cultivate a Christian outlook. Dr. Howard Chandler Robbins said in St. John's Episcopal Church that "nationalism, understood in this sense, is no more in conflict with Christian ideals of world-wide fellowship than loyalty to family conflicts with duty to the ■m* Americanism and religion have a common destiny, said Frank Buck ley. commander of the National Cathedral Post, American Legion, at “xercises in First Methodist | Church Jointly sponsored by the congregation and the Civilian De fense Committee of the Southeast area. Other speakers there were Grover Hartman, defense commis sioner of the Washington Federa tion of Churches; Victor Perlmut : ter. Charles M. Thomas, W. G. Cornelius, James O'Brien and the church pastor, the Rev. A. F. T. Raum. Catholic war veterans of the Dis trict observed the day by attend ing mass at Holy Comforter Catho lic Church, Fourteenth and East Capitol streets, followed by break fast in a school nearby. The Rev. : Edwin A. Luckett, chaplain of the Father Daly Post, celebrated the mass. Tribute Paid Dr. Phillips At Epiphany Services The Very Rev. ZeBarnev T. Phillips, chaplain of the Senate and dean of Washington Cathedral, who died May 10, was eulogized at Epi phany Episcopal Church memorial services yesterday as a “consecrated personality.” The Rev. Dr. Charles W. Sheerin. rector, told the more than 1.200 i members of the church that the best memorial they could build for Dean Dr. Phillips would be living personal lives which exemplified his ideals. I Red roses—the late dean's favorite | flower—were placed in the pulpit by I Epiphany Parish. The choir sang ! several of Dean Phillips’ favorite j hymns. Dean Phillips served as ' Epiphany rector 17 years. Lieut. H.M.RJJDIO... OF WASHINGTON... "DEAN"OF THE NAVY'S DIESEL SCHOOL AT THE NORFOLK BASE. Capital Soldier, 25, Advanced to Captain, Youngest in Regiment Charles H. Cooke Was Football and Lacrosse Star at Maryland U. Charles H. Cooke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H Cooke of 2005 Kearney street N.E. and a former athlete at the University of Mary land. has been promoted from lieu tenant to captain at the age of 25, it was announced at Camp Polk, La., where he is stationed. Capt. Cooke is the youngest cap tain in his regiment. He was gradu ated at Maryland in 1937 after star ring in football and lacrosse. News of the promotion was one of several reports received recently of activities of Army men from the Dis trict and surrounding area. Gets Advanced Air Training. Officials at the Advanced Air Corps Flying School at Turner Field. Al bany. Ga., announced that Pilot Cadet F. B HoofT. son of Mrs. Charlotte S. HoofT. 3511 Davenport street N.W.. has reported to that base for the final phase of his train ing toward becoming an Army flyer. Lloy d R Caracofe. son of Mr and Mrs. Harry De Vanie. 72 I street N W.. has entered the Air Force Re placement Training Center at Sant* Ana, Calif., preparatory to becom ing a pilot, navigator or bombardier. Headquarters of the 175th In fantry' at A. P. Hill Military Reser vation. Va.. announced that Leroy A. Porter, Jr.. 6503 Connecticut avenue, Chevy Chase. Md., has been pro moted to staff sergeant in Head quarters Company, one of the high est grades in the non-commissioned officers' ranks. Was Inducted in April. 1941. Sergt. Porter is a selectee who was inducted into the service April 25, 1941. Another man from the Washing ton area, Lt. Charles E. Waters. 5812 Chevy' Chase parkway, is taking ad vanced work at the Chemical War fare School at Edgewood Arsenal, Md. A responsible job in the offices of the Quartermaster Replacement Training Headquarters at Camp Lee, Va., has been given to Sergt. James R. Bolton, former employe of the National Savings and Trust Co. here. All incoming and outgoing mail deal ing with enlisted personnel passes through his hands for routing to the proper officer. Five From Capital Get Degrees at Brown U. Five Washingtonians received de grees today from Brown University. John W. Case, 4706 Seventeenth street N.W.; Robert G. Parr. 4447 Volta place N.W., and Carl A. Beam, 1918 N street N.W., received A. B. degrees. David Tyson Copenhafer, jr„ 6642 Barnaby street N.W., and George E. Hudson, 3d. 622 Allison street N.W., received Ph. D. degrees, the former in chemistry and the latter in physics. COMRADES IN ARMS—Mrs. Virginia Irons, 4010 Ninth street N.W., looks over a poster display at the Government Information Center, Pennsylvania avenue and Fourteenth street N.W., depict ing fighting men of seven of the nations united against the Axis. Navy Diesel School Training 200 Mechanics a Month Veteran Submarine Officers Give Course So Stiff Only Best Can Make Grade By FRANCIS E. STAN, 8tar Staff Correspondent. NORFOLK. Va—When Rudolph Diesel of Munich Invented his in ternal combustion engine about 1900 he was to give Germany one of its excuses to believe it could conquer the world. Industrialists and military men agree that, with out oil-burning Diesels, Adolf Hitler might have been unable to send panzer divisions of such strength riding over Poland, the Low Coun tries and France. Reason: Lack of gasoline. For more than 30 years the Diesel has been available to Ameri can engineers to develop, to make lighter in weight and yet add horsepower. But America was slow to concentrate on the engine. Uncle Sam has used it for years in sub marines but only recently has he gone all out on Diesels to supple ment the war program. More and more sub-chasers, net tenders, cargo and running ships are being Diesel-powered. There still is an overwhelming majority of gasoline-driven tanks and armored cars being made but the Diesels are rolling off the line, too. and in greater number than ever before. The Germans, it is said, were using Diesels in mobile machines while we were employing the engine only in stationary plants. This chiefly was because in this country it was difficult to Teduce the weight, which formerly ran between 200 to 300 pounds per horsepower. Now American engineers have cut it, to 17 pounds per h.p.—or less. Whether the United States will get around to installing Diesels in war planes in time to fully test them in this war remains to be seen. Germany is reported to have powered its Junkers with Diesels, lightened to 1', pounds per horse power. Only Better Men Make Grade. The Navy, wholly alive to the value of the lightweight Diesel, is buying up all of the engines it can get, but there is another problem: Experts to run and repair them. That's why here on the Norfolk Operating Base the Diesel School is running full blast and two shifts a day. Whereas the Navy formerly turned out 50 graduates a month, it now is producing 200 to ship all over the world. The Diesel school is not the ro mantic spot at the operating base. It is a plain brick building filled with men in blue denim. Grease smeared gobs peer without expres sion into the innards of a dozen different engines. But without men to man the oil engines of subs and converted aircraft carriers, and to care for the auxiliary Diesels of the battleships and cruisers. Uncle Sam’s new Navy wouldn't be 100 per cent effective. Raw recruits are not considered as candidates for the school. Under Lt. Harry M. Rudio of Washington and a group of tough petty officers, all former submarine men with 14 to 30 years of experience in the pig boats, the eight-week course is so geared that only the Navy’s better mechanics make the grade. Many of the men now taking the courses were at Pearl Harbor December 7. Why this new emphasis on the Diesel, aside from gas conservation? Greater efficiency, argue the pro Diesel men. And greater safety. Declared More Efficient. Anti-Diesel men argue that Hit ler’s panzers are powered with the oil-burners only because of the lack of gasoline. The pro-Diesels don't deny that the Fuehrer may have had a shortage in mind. "But we figure the Diesel is 30 per cent more efficient than gasoline engines," says Lt. Rudio, “and there can't be much argument as to the greater safety. The Diesel uses oil for fuel and there 1* no spark system simply I igniting of the fuel as a result of the high compression, “A gas-powered tank, armored car or any other vehic’e is not dan gerous as long as the fuel tank is filled. But as the gas js used you run into vapor which forms a com bustible mixture. An incendiary i bullet won't hurt a full tank, prob ably. except to make it leak, but an incendiary, plus that vapor, is something else.” Sub men. like Lt. Rudio's petty officers, make outstanding Diesel in structors. They know the engines and they know what they can mean in emergencies. At New London. Conn., however, is the submarine school. Here is only the surface school, although loaded with pig boat veterans. Lt. Rudio. only com missioned officer left nere now. is the lone exception. In the Mexican campaign in 1916 he was an Army flyer. In two years in France he was in the Army Signal Corps. In civilian life he was a crack engineer, one of the many called by the Navy. No sub man. he is thoroughly sold on Diesels—and the Naval Training Station ball 'iub, headed by Bob Feller. Lt. Rudio is baseball officer and sudden heir to what he has been looking for all spring—a shortstop. He's getting A1 Brancato of the A s and now he figures the N. T. S. out fit, winner of 22 of 24 games, ”is ready to roll.” Sold on Diesel Subs. Diesel men are like connoisseurs of old hams or juleps: tney draw fine distinction lines and hew to 'them. For example: “Send Chief) Brown here,” says Lt. Rudio to a i yoeman in his office. Chief Petty Officer E. L. Brown, beached because of faulty hearing after 14 years of sub duty, appears. “What about the Diesel?” asks Lt. Rudio. “Well,” answers Brown, "our old A. B and C subs had gas engines and We were scared stiff most of the time. Fumes, explosions and men- ' i aces like those. Then the French ! built a helluva big sub that ran by ( steam. It went down—maybe you remember reading about it. None of us minded the life on Diesel subs." \ “Don't get me wrong," concluded Petty Officer Brown, “I’ve been scared plenty of times. Once we caught our bow under a coral ledge at 161 feet. Another time vye had | fresh water in our tanks and hit lighter, salt water by accident and dropped to 186 feet before we could stop. But these are long stories, Diesel subs just aren't bad at all.” Five Killed in Crash On Virginia Hghway PEARISBURG. Va.. May 18 Five persons were killed in the smashup of an automobile on route 100. eight miles south of Pearisburg. early today. Police said the car ap parently flailed to take a curve and smashed into a rock. Identity of the five was not im mediately established, but all were believed to be from Wheeling, W. Va., or vicinity. The automobile, a sedan, was reg istered in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forshey of Wheeling. The dead included two men and three women. Outing Club Members Must Take Own Sugar “Every one must bring their own sugar for four meals,” members of the Potomac Appalachian Club were notified as part of the instructions for a Memorial Day trip to South ern Pennsylvania. The members will go to “Bill Arnold’s Mill” on Fishing Creek in Southern Pennsylvania. The bus will leave Pennsylvania avenue and Eighteenth atreet N.W. at 3:30 p.m. May 80. Boxing Board's Pay Discussed By House Unit Action Is Postponed On Bill Proposing $3,000 Salaries A bill to authorize compensation for members of the District Boxing Commission and to make ceftain changes in its regulations was dis cussed at a meeting of the House District Committee today, but ac tion was deferred until the commit tee can muster a larger attendance. Claude Owen, chairman of the commission, told the committee that, while he would hesitate to recom mend what pay members should re ceive, he thought he should report the amount of time they were giving —thus far without any compensa tion—to the commission's work. There is one fixed meeting a week, he explained, and frequent special meetings and also the weighing-in of boxers which the commissioners always attend. He added there were many per plexing problems that required extra time and attention. 53,000 Salary Proposed. The pending bill by Representa tive Hartley, Republican, of New Jersey, “the father of District box ing, ’ would allow the commissioners $3,000 a year each to be paid out of the revenues from licenses and per mits. District Commissioners, however, recommended that compensation be confined to $10 a meeting for each boxing commissioner. Chairman Randolph said he doubted that $10 a meeting would be sufficient to compensate the mem bers for the time they were forced to spend away from their regular work. Mr Randolph added that he thought much praise was due the three boxing commissioners for the way they had conducted fight cards in the city. The other members of the com mission, Thomas P. Morgan and Police Lt. John Agnew, were present. The Hartley bill would allow the weight of boxing gloves here to be reduced from 8 to 6 ounces, the lat ter the usual weight in professional bouts, and would exempt the Police Department from being required to furnish one member of the com mission. Four Bills Approved. Corporation Counsel Richmond B. Keech was instructed to discuss further with the District Commis sioners the matter of compensating the boxing commissioners. The District Committee approved four bills. One would authorize the extension of railway tracks from the Jersey yards to Buzzards Point to facilitate expansion of the Navy Yard. Another measure changes the name of Conduit road extended, be yond the District limits to Great Falls. Md.. to MacArthur boulevard. A previous act of Congress changed Conduit road within the city to Mac Arthur boulevard. The third bill incorporates under congressoinal charter the United Philippine War Veterans Its mem bers include men who served in the Philippines during the insurrection early in the century and during the first World War. The fourth bill allows Dr. Wesley K. Davis to practice chiropractics. Bruner A. Millard Dies; Machinist at Navy Yard Bruner A. MUlarcJ, Washington Navy Yard machinist, who died at his home in Laurel Friday, was to be buried this afternoon in Balti more following services at St. Phil lip's Church in Laurel. The services will be attended by a group of workers from the Navy Yard, where Mr. Millard was em ployed for 34 years. He was injured In an automobile accident Decem ber 1 and was away from work four months. He was ill only for a day before his death. Mr. Millard was a native of Laurel. He played in the Washington Elks’ Band and In several other musical groups He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Millard: a son. Lt. Au gust Millard. U. S. N.; his step mother. Mrs. Mary Millard of Hamp ton. Va.: two brothers. Herman of Laurel and Oscar of Hampton, and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Gosnell of Laurel and Mrs. William Crandell of Washington. Mrs. Byron's Candidacy 'Surprise/ Lane Says By the Associated Press. HAGERSTOWN, Md„ Mav 18 — William Preston Lane, Jr., Demo cratic national committeeman, said yesterday that Mrs. Katharine E. Byron's announcement that she would seek renomination as Mary land's 6th congressional district Representative, came as a surprise to him. "I knew nothing about it,” he de clared. ‘‘Mrs. Byron did not discuss the matter with me.” Mr. Lane would not comment further on Mrs. Byron's announce ment. Maryland's first woman member of Congress succeeded to the un expired term of her late husband, William D. Byron, who was killed in an airplane crash in Georgia last year. She defeated Republican A. Charles Stewart of Frostburg in last May's special election. McNamee to Speak Prince Georges County Treasurer Harry McNamee will speak at a meeting of the Chillum District Democratic Club in Star Hall, Mount Rainier, tomorrow '•'ght. State Senator L. Harold So. „ron, presi dent, said Lt. Col. C. L. Aiello of the Maryland State Guard, orig inally scheduled as the guest speak er, would be unable to attend.