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. ' ■ ■ ■ S ' '■ v . '. Society and General WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1942. *** B—1 Military Parade To Mark Capital Memorial Day Welles to Speak At Public Ceremony In Arlington Cemetery Full of timely significance, the first Memorial Day of the second World War will be widely observed throughout the Capital tomorrow with public ceremonies, a gigantic military parade and decoration of graves of war veterans. Outstanding among the features of the day will be the services at Arlington National Cemetery, where Undersecretary of State Welles will speak at 1:20 p.m.. and the all-mili tary parade of armed forces, sched uled to start at 4 p.m. The parade will move from the Capitol grounds down Constitution avenue to Seven teenth street. Sponsored by the Rhode Island Avenue Citizens’ Association, a spe cial community parade will take place in the northeast section be ginning at 2:30 p.m. Senator Capper of Kansas will deliver the principal address at cere monies beginning at 3 p.m. at Bat tleground National Cemetery in Brightwood. President to Send Wreath. President Roosevelt will send a wreath to be laid on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington at 10 am., opening the ceremonies of the day. Other wreaths will be placed on the tomb by groups of veterans. The amphitheater ceremonies are under the auspices of the G. A. R. Memorial Day Corp. of Patriotic Organizations. This includes the American Legion. Veterans of For eign Wars, Disabled American Vet erans. United Spanish War Veterans and the Grand Army of the Re public. James G. Yaden, past com mander of the United Spanish War Veterans, will preside. The national honor guard of the Legion, headed by Capt. W. H. Bushong, will officiate Bt massing of the colors. Jan Peerce of the Metropolitan Opera Co. will sing the national anthem, accom panied by the Marine Band. Excerpts from the Declaration of Independence will be read by Joel D. Thacker, department commander of the Disabled American Veterans, and Lincoln's Gettysburg address will be recited by Harlan Wood, past department commander of the Legion. Impressive Military Parade. The military parade is expected to bring a turnout of on,e of the most impressive aggregations of military strength seen here at least *ince the last World War. Veteran organizations and their auxiliaries will not appear in marching array, j although some of their officials will 1 ride in automobiles at the head of the line. "Fighting men of all components of the armed forces of the United States" will appear, according to the War Department. Band to Play. The program at Battleground Cemetery will open with a concert by the United States Navy School of Music Band under direction of Boatswain J. M. Thurmond. The program will be under direction of John M. Kline, sr., past department commander, Grand Army of the Republic, chairman, and John Cla gett Proctor, vice chairman. There will be an elaborate pro gram of music. Mr. Proctor will read an original poem. R. J. F. McElrov will read the orders of the G. A. R. Walter L. Fowler will present Lincoln's Gettysburg ad dress, and children of the public schools, directed by Mrs. Angus La mond, jr„ will decorate graves. Sol diers of the Washington Provisional Brigade will bring the ceremonies to a close by firing the salute. Department stores and coal mer chant members of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association wilf be closed all day tomorrow. Vincent B. Costello Post No. 15. American Legion, will hold its an nual memorial service at 4 pm. Sunday at the grave of Vincent B. Costello in Arlington Cemetery. A guard of honor and buglers will participate in the ceremony. Mem- | bep will assemble on Fourteenth j afreet above Constitution avenue and leave in a body at 3:30 pm. for Arlington. Young Names Beachley Assistant Liaison Officer Dr. Ralph G. Beachley, Arlington County public health officer, has been named assistant chief medical Rnd liaison officer for the Metro politan Area by Civilian Defense Co ordinator John Russell Young. The chief medical and liaison of ficer, Dr, John A. Reed, recom mended the appointment. Dr. Beach ley was selected to succeed the late Dr. William B. King of Arlington. NEW AUDITORIUM—The cornerstone for George Washington University's new $900,000 auditorium, started about a year and a half ago was laid yesterday. Shown are President Cloyd Heck Marvin, of the university (left); Leon Tobriner (with trowel), graduate of the class of 1877; his son, Walter Tobriner (rear left) and Col. Henry Erwin (rear right), a member of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Marvin and the Tobriners are executors of the Abram Lisner estate which provided the money for the structure. —Star Staff Photo. Line of March Units in Parade Tomorrow Listed The Memorial Day parade will start at 4 p.m. from New Jersey avenue and B streets S.E. and move north across the Capitol Grounds, then west along Consti tution avenue past the reviewing stand, to Seventeenth street. Brig. Gen. John T. Lewis, com manding general of the Military District of Washington, will be grand marshal of the parade, and With his staff, will head the line of march, preceded by a platoon Of Metropolitan motorcycle police. Included in Gen. Lewis' party will be six automobiles of representatives Of the G. A. R. Memorial Day Corp. of Patriotic Organizations. These will include the only local survivors of the Union Army of the Civil War available and able to participate. They are Col. John M. Kline. De partment Commander of the G. A. R.. and William F. Dorsey, both of this city. Line of March. The line of march will then pro ceed as follows: Cavalry escort. Fort Myer. Commanding general of troops (Brig. Gen. Albert L. Coxj and staff. Army Band. Battalion of parachute infantry. Infantry band. Infantry battalion. Field artillery battalion. Combat team of infantry regiment and field artillery battalion < 105 mm. Howitzer) plus battery of field artillery (155-mm. Howitzer i. Band from Engineer Replacement Training Center. One battalion of Negro troops, Engineer Replacement Training Center. Company of Negto infantry. Marine Band. Marine Barracks fQuantico) bat talion. Navy Band. One company of bluejackets. Four com pan es of Coast Guard. Motorized exhibit—Nine vehicles. Coast Artillery; six engineer vehicles and equipment: six ordnance vehi cles and equipment: six quarter master vehicles and equipment. Tank battalion (light*. Air Force Band and Provisional Squadron, air base, Bolling Field. Officials to Review Parade. The parade will be reviewed by high Government officials and naval and military officials of the United Nations, from the reviewing stand at Constitution avenue and Six teenth street. Seats have been provided for 7.500 spectators. The Army Emergency Relief will receive 40 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of these seats to be used for the relief of soldiers’ families in distress. Grandstand seats facing the reviewing stand will be 75 certs and $1.25. w?hile bleacher seats will be 25 cents for children and 50 cents for adults. Tickets are available at the headquarters of the American Automobile Association and the Keystone Automobile Club. Montgomery Expects To Retain Tax Rate At $1.50 for 1943 Additional Income Will Cover $285,000 Boost In Budget, Officials Say Despite plans for additional ap propriations of more than $285,000. the tax levy of $150 per $100 of assessed valuation in Montgomery County will remain the same in 1943, it was predicted by officials today. j Increased income will be avail-, able this year from the $11,000,000 worth of new construction in the county during the last year. The Board of County Commis sioners also is considering trans- 1 ; ferring funds derived from sale of beer by the county liquor dispen sary, and the county share of State income tax money, both of which are usually used for highway pur poses, to the general fund. High way construction this year is fore stalled by priorities on tar and other road materials. The County Board of Education is seeking approximately $100,000 ad ditional this year for support and expansion of the county school sys tem. This sum also provides, for salary increases amounting to $66,000 for school teachers. Approximately $160,000 Is re quested for civilian defense pur poses. It is planned to provide for these expenses by a contingent fund. County bonds amounting to $200, 000 will come due in 1942 and must be provided for in the budget, hear ings on which will begin Monday. County officials said the commis sioners would continue the “pay-as you-go” system of county financing, which has been in operation since 1939. A surplus of about $15,000 is anticipated this year. A separate levy for civilian de fense purposes in addition to the : present tax levy was suggested some i time ago, it was said. Additional income sources probably will make the separate levy unnecessary, ac- 1 cording to present estimates. — Aviation Expert to Be Feted Dr. Robert W. Hambrook of Wash ington, executive secretary of the National Model Aircraft Project Committee, was to be guest of honor at a dinner to be given tonight by the Exchange Clubs of Toledo, Ohio. Nationally known as an authority on aviation education. Dr. Ham brook is senior specialist, trade and industrial education, of the United States Office of Education. Awarded LI.D. Degree George McCorkle, who for many years was director of the Federal trade practice conference in the Federal Trade Commission until his retirement two years ago, has re ceived the honorary degree of doc tor of laws from Catawba College at Salisbury, N. C. Daylight Raid Drill Is Cut To 15 Minutes Emergency Vehicles Permitted to Travel At Normal Speed The Washington Metropolitan Area’s first weekday daylight air raid drill, to be staged next Tuesday some time between 10 and 11 a m., will last 15 minutes instead of 30 minutes as announced earlier, it was learned today. It was also revealed that in Washington, at least, emergency vehicles—the only ones to be per mitted to operate during the test— will be permitted to travel at normal speeds as governed by traffic regula tions, instead of the 15-mile-per hour limit which prevails during night-time drills or blackouts. These revised plans were an nounced as officials of the District Civilan Defense Office disclosed that Washington business establishments will be open to persons caught on the streets during the drill for use as “refuges’* until the all-clear is sounded. The Commissioners have asked Congress to pass a new "blackout” measure giving them authority to compel the public to obey instruc tions. The Commissioners lack this authority under existing legislation, it was emprasized. Proclamation Issued. For this reason, it was said, the Commissioners issued a proclama tion calling on all persons in the j District to comply with all rules and directions for the drill Tuesday is sued under the authority of Defense Co-ordinator Young, and with direc tions of all members of the civilian defense organization “insofar as such rules and directions are not contrary to existing law.” The proclamation has no penalty j provision, however. The proclamation states “it is! recognized that devastating air raids are not confined to the night time, but are as likely to occur dur ing the hours of the daylight as during the hours of darkness.” It states further that preparation of the community reo.uires the training of the private citizen and of all members of the various civilian de fense units and organizations under daylight conditions. Since all but" officials of the pro tective services are expected to leave the streets and sidewalks for places of shelter, visitors will be welcomed into stores and offices anfi directed to specified points within such buildings, the O. C. D. said. Guards to Be on Hand. * Customers within stores when the sirens sound will be asked to enter j into the spirit of the war game and not go outside until the all-clear is heard. Guards will be on hand to control movements of the crowds. Commissioner Young voiced con fidence that the test will find busi ness and industrial establishments “generally well prepared” to protect employes and customers alike. Protective arrangements as rec ommended by the Federal O. C. D have been followed by stores and plants, with minor variations to fit peculiarities and special needs of Washington establishments, it Is ex plained by John J. Hasley, head of the group of business leaders in charge of civilian defense arrange ments in such buildings. Far from objecting to the daylight practice, business and industrial leaders "welcome the opportunity to test the working of their plans,” Mr. Hasley said. ★ ★ 'UJUt'lfou&iut'UJitU WAR BONDS Aside from the 60-mile-an-hour mosquito torpedo boats, the sub chasers are the speedsters of our Navy. Light and fast, they are the eyes of the fleet on the water. They displace approximately 1,500 tons and cost about $2,400,000 each. We need many of these powerful, fast little boats to cope with the treacherous submarine type of naval warfare fostered by our enemies. Everybody can help pay for more sub chasers by putting at least 10 per cent of his income into War bonds. Buy bonds and stamps every pay day. Buy them from your bank, your post office, or from your office or factory through the payroll sav ings plan. United States Treasury Department. WILLING SUBJECTS—Members of the armed forces visiting the U. S. 0. servicemen's lounge at JJnion Station were treated to free drawings by two artists yesterday. Miss Bobbie Blount of Wash ington (nearest camera) sketches Sailor Henry Crocker, while Mrs. Russell Howard of Chicago takes Pvt. William Brown as her subject. Watching the proceedings are (left to right) Pvt. Vincent Eatz, First Sergt. Charles Mulock and Corpl. Hugh Maxwell. —Star Staff Photo. Spiritual Leadership For U. S. Envisaged By Howard President Dr. Johnson and Three Others Participate in Town Meeting of Air “Here at the crossroads of history, when every decision may be an act of destiny, this beloved Nation to which we belong could possibly be come the spiritual leader of the entire human race.” Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson, president of Howard University, declared last night in the first Washington broadcast of America's Town Meeting of the Air. Speaking over radio station WMAL of the Blue Network from Andrew Rankin Chapel, Dr. John son and Doxev A. Wilkerson, assist ant professor in the department of education, took the affirmative side in a discussion of "Is There a Basis for Spiritual Unity in the World Today?” Taking the negative were Alain Locke, professor of philos ophy, and Leon A. Ransom, acting dean of the law school, both of Howard University. Basis for Spiritual Unity. Tracing “the development on this earth ot a consenting community of human beings with a world embracing radius,’’ Dr. Johnson argued that “in the course of his tory this community has grown by leaps and bounds.” He declared that the existence of such a com munity was the basis for spiritual unity. Pointing to the “spirit of radical reverence for the individual human life” that is imbedded in our Hebrew and Christian communities and the political traditions of this country, Dr. Johnson said that the United States was the most favorable place for this world-embracing movement to capture “the will of a modern state.” Prof. Locke, however, said that “we confront formidable obstacles in the actual world—selfish, self-sufficient nationalisms, rampant racialism, stubborn and narrow cultural alle giances—a plague of tribalisms which will be hard to uproot. * * •” He declared that "a vast amount of spiritual and ideological unreadiness still stands * * * between us and the realization of that unification which j the affirmative finds so desirable but' which we find so problematic.” Forging “Peoples” Peace. Mr. Wilkerson replied that "In the process of what Lord Halifax (the j British Ambassador to the United I States) has aptly called a ‘Peoples’ War,’ we are forging those very in struments of co-operation with which to build a truly ‘Peoples’ Peace.’ History is moving in the direction of the common man. It is laying, today, a .very substantial basis for unity among the peoples of the world.” On the other hand, Dr. Ransom declared that “the strongest force in the world today is nationalism.” To achieve spiritual unity today, he said, it would be necessary for our present society to reverse its present trend of thought "and lay aside in stincts acquired throughout the ages.” He said the predominant instinct of modem society is the passion of William J. Mileham Is Named Chief Air-Raid Warden for D. C. Asks Assurances On Authority, Funds And Personnel William J. Mileham, now deputy warden for the midcity area, today was named by Metropolitan De fense Co-ordinator Young as suc cessor to Battalion Chief Clement Murphy as chief air-raid warden. The selection was announced after a brief conference today at the Dis trict Building between Mr. Mileham and Commissioner Young. Mr. Mileham asked for certain "assur ances'’ as to his authorities and re sponsibilities. personnel, equipment and funds for development of the warden service. It is expected these will be given when the two meet again Monday. Mr. Mileham. 31. stands 6 feet 4’j inches and tips the scales at 225 pounds. He is the manager of the Shade Shop and lives on Foxcroft road. Bell Haven, Fairfax County. He is president of the Federation of Businessmen's Associations, is na tional president of the Reciprocity Clubs and is past president of the Washington Reciprocity Club. Mr. Mileham is a graduate of the Stevans Institute of Technology, where he took a degree in mechani cal engineering, and also was a stu dent at the Harvard Graduate Busi ness School. Among assurances sought by Mr. Mileham from Commissioner Young was one that as chief air-raid warden he would have the right to select subordinates in the warden service for appointment by Co ordinator Young. He spoke also of the need for getting equipment needed by the warden posts, of a sufficient staff and equipment for air-raid warden headquarters and suggested it might be desirable to engage a number of paid organizers to enable quick organization of the warden services in sectors where the machinery has not yet been com pleted. Mr. Mileham headed a delegation of deputy wardens who recently petitioned Commissioner Young to persuade Battalion Chief Murphy to continue as chief air-raid warden. Chief Murphy suggested Mr. Mile ham as his successor, in response to a request from Commissioner Young for a nomination. Panamanian Awarded Pediatrics Fellowship Dr. Hugh S. Cumming, director of the Pan-American Sanitary Bu reau. announced yesterday the American Academy of Pediatrics has awarded a fellowship to Dr. Leopoldo Luis Benedetti of Panama, who was graduated from George town College in 1933 and from Georgetown Medical School in 1936. Dr. Benedetti will train under his fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. He has been working for the Panama Public Health Service. man for power, adding that it "seems ridiculous to believe” that so cial groups bound together by politi cal or geographic ties will abandon their acquisitive instinct because of the present chaos. WILLIAM J. MILEHAM. —Star Staff Photo. Citizens Want Honor Roll Tablet In Post Offices A patriotic problem has been dumped in the lap of Postmaster Vincent C. Burke involving a prece dent that will apply to all branch post offices in the District. The Citizens’ Association of Chevy Chase. D. C.. wants to erect two wooden tablets in the Chevy Chase branch post office in honor of all Chevy Chase area residents serving in the armed forces. One tablet would be headed "In Memoriam.” the other "Honor Roll." The cost would be borne by the association, which believes the tablets would "inspire our citizens with the high ideals of national defense.” If the war is long drawn out considerable wall space would be required to list all persons killed as well as all men in the service from various areas of the District, Post master Burke was advised. If per mission is given to the Chevy Chase group a precedent will be estab lished as a guide for similar re quests, it is said. The postmaster said he is study ing the matter and will reach no decision until he has conferred with Post Office Department officials. Friends say Postmaster Burke is “on the spot.” inasmuch as the District post office walls are already adorned by a plaque honoring em ploves who served in the First World War. Lincoln Civic Association Plans Dinner Tonight The Lincoin Civic Association will hold its annual dinner at 8:15 o'clock tonight in the Francis Junior High School, Twenty-fourth and N streets N.W. Speakers will be Assistant Cor poration Counsel Herbert B. Pain and Mrs. R. H. Galloway, superin tendent of the National Training School for Girls. Dr. E. F. Harris, association president and president of the Federation of Civic Associa tions, will preside. Mrs. Alice Mar shall is chairman of arrangements. 'Irregularities' At Freedmen's To Be Corrected Financial Accusations Said Not to Reflect On Medical Care Emphaszing that “irregularities” discovered in a comprehensive in vestigation of Freedmen's Hospital affairs reflected in no way on the quality of medical care, Capt. Wat son B. Miller, assistant Federal Se curity Administrator said today steps would be taken to reorganize the hospital staff to correct the sit uation. Virtually all of the irregularities discovered in a joint investigation by the General Accounting Office and the Federal Security Agency, Capt. Miller said, involved matters of finance and bookkeeping. But he hastened to exonerate Dr. T. Ed ward Jones, hospital director in chief, of any “personal or official dishonesty.” Some dismissals of sub ordinates on the staff may follow, Capt. Miller indicated. Charges Called Shocking. On Capitol Hill, Representative Hare. Democrat, of South Carolina, chairman of the subcommittee which had been holding hearings on the Federal Security Agency budget, including appropriations for the hospital, declared that "some of tha charges in the report are very shocking.” During hearings on the hospital estimates for the next fiscal year, Mr. Hare explained, the com mittee found that out of a case load of more than 7.000 patients per year, bnly about 10 per cent of the cases were paid for. The committee asked the Federal Security Agency for a report on whether patients ad mitted as indigent were able to pay. The percentage of pay cases was too low. the committee thought. As a result a report was obtained from the Generali Accounting Office, and is now in the hands of the committee, Mr. Hare said. He in dicated he has "every confidence” in the report which was submitted by the controller general, Lindsa ’ C. Warren. A summary of the re> ■'rt will be included in the hearings * the subcommittee, which probably will be made public next Tuesday or Wednesday, he said. Among the irregularities discov ered, according to Capt. Miller, were some instances where patients had paid for treatment at the hospital, but had been entered on the books as indigent. There also were cases of “ambulance chasing” and fee • splitting, he said, where apparently there was some connection between ; some one in the hospital and out* I side lawyers or doctors. Medical Care Praised. There were charges that persons who had been discharged from the hospital were declared later by out side doctors to be more seriously ill than had been found by the hos pital. and further fees were thereby obtained. Irregularities also were reported concerning the supplies of liquor at the hospital, it was learned. Medical care at the hospital, how ever. was given a clean bill of health I by Capt. Miller. “Medicine there is of a high or der.” he said. “Diagnosis, labora tory. X-ray. pathology and treat ment are all in surprisingly excellent shape. Nearly all of the alleged irregularities involve bookkeeping and supplies.” Dr. Jones, when interviewed by The Star, said he had not been in formed officially of any findings in the report. Since the institution is under control of the Federal Security Agency, he said, the only comment he cared to make would be that when he is called in officially on the matter, he will give his version of the situation to the authorities. Virginia Plans All-Night Test Blackout June 17 By the Associated Press. RICHMOND. Va, May 29—State ; civilian defense officials announced yesterday the selection of the night of June 17 for Virginia's first all night test blackout. All of Virginia, except possibly the counties west of Bristol, will be in cluded in the test, J. H. Wyse, State defense co ordinator, and John J. Howard, chief of air-raid precautions, made the announcement after final plans had been worked out in accordance with a suggestion from the 1st Inter ceptor Command. Some time during the night, at an hour not to be announced in ad vance, there will be an air-raid test, during which a complete blackout will be enforced except for certain essential industries, including the railroads. During the rest of the night traffic will be permitted to move with dimmed lights. June Graduating Clou of the Taft Junior High School. —Rideout Photo.