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_ _ Society and General WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JUNE 1, 1942. B—1 Davison May Be Barred From House Primary Petition Questioned; Plans to Run in Fall as Independent Emmett C. Davison, former Mayor of Alexandria, may not succeed in getting his name placed before the voters as a Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives from the 8th distrcit of Virginia at the State primaries August 4, it was learned today. The Democratic Congressional Committee is meeting early this afternoon at the office of its chair man. Gardner L. Boothe of Alex andria. to consider the petition Mr. Davison filed with his declaration of candidacy on May 4. Unless the committee is satisfied that 250 of the names on the petition are those of certified voters, Mr. Davison's name will not be placed on the Democratic ticket. Mr. Davison's petition contained 359 names, it was reported. The former Alexandria Mayor said this morning, however, that he had learned that all but 249 of these have been disqualified. Given Additional Week. He had been given a week, it was reported, to obtain additional sign ers or to prove that some of those disqualified were in reality qualified to vote. The former Alexandria Mayor said, however, that he will be a candidate for the House whether or not his name is placed before the voters at. the primaries. "That's their business, not mine," Mr. Davison said of the report that h# had been asked to furnish addi tional proof of the qualifications of the signers of his petition. “Tire people who signed that petition certified that they were qualified voters. “I’m very little concerned about what they do. however,” the candi date added. He will run as an in dependent in November, even if not permitted to enter the race for the Democratic nomination, he stated. Smith Refuses Comment. Mr. Boothe could not be reached for comment before today's meeting, but it was learned that the attitude of the committee is that the law is clear and mus be observed. Every benefit of doubt was given Mr. Davison, it was said, in such cases as the possibility of misspelling of a name by a stenographer in transcription of the original peti tion. Still it had been determined that only 249 of those whose names were syjjjpitted had paid their poH tax. Representative Smith, incumbent, would not comment further than to say he had filed his declaration of candidacy and petition as required by law. Memorial Rites Held At Arlington Courthouse More than 200 representatives of veterans’ organizations and their auxiliaries in Arlington participated in Memorial Day services yesterday at the American Legion monument in front of the Arlington Court house. The affair was sponsored by Arlington P06t No. 139 of the Amer ican Legion. Capt. Vann E. Kennedy, U. S. A., was the principal speaker. Wreaths were laid by Comdr. Emil Steger of oJhn Lyons Post Veterans of For eign Wars, and Auxiliary President Mrs. Myrtle Sipes; Theodore Forne, first vice commander of Gen. Billy Mitchell Post of the Legion, and Mrs. Edith Quinn, auxiliary president, and by Allen F. Stevens, first vice commander of Arlington Post No. 139, and Mrs. Ann Knight, auxili ary president. Silver Spring Service Honors U. S. War Dead Honoring America’s war dead, short services were held yesterday afternoon at the memorial stone on the grounds in front of the Silver Spring Armory by Cissel Saxon P06t, American Legion. Twenty-five white crosses, with a flag and poppy before each one, were placed on the grounds in honor of each deceased veteran of the post. Walter A. Davis, general chairman, read the legion memorial ritual and WTeaths were placed on the stone by Comdr. Mark Patterson for Cissel Saxon Post and by Capt. G. A. Hood for Voiture 265 of the Forty and Eight. The American Legion Auxiliary participated in the exercises. I D. C. Technician, Wounded On Burma Road, Returns Home Member of Military ' Mission Hit by Bomb Fragments After a seven-month trip around the world, during which he was wounded slightly by bomb frag ments in Burma. Frank F. Sheridan, a civilian member of the American military mission to China, has re turned to his home at 1425 D street S.E. He is worn and thin from the ordeal. The 31-year-old transportation expert, who left last November 1, told of the ghastly scenes he had witnessed on the Burma road when it was bombed by the Japanese. “How does it feel to be bonded?” he was asked. “Frankly, it's hell," he replied. ' “But I was lucky. My wounds were minor compared to what happened to others all around me. Why should I complain when I could wrap up ! my ;ratchcs with a handkerchief?” While Japanese bombs lack the explosive force of the English or American-made missiles. Mr. Sher idan said the Japanese had very good aim. The only real escape from the shrapnel of a bomb, he ex plained, was to be in a trench or ditch well below the level of the ground. The Japanese have a bomb they term the “anti-personnel” he said and called it very effective. With a group of 45 civilian ex perts, he was detailed before the war by the Quartermaster General’s Office to work in China. On the trip out, he said, their ship had left the Philippines only two days before the Japanese attack on Manila. The news of the raids on Pearl Harbor and Manila was picked up by radio at sea. The skipper departed from his course and headed | for India. When they reached Rangoon. Mr. Sheridan said, some of the experts were sent to the General Motors plant t^ere to supervise promotion and to speed shipment of supplies j to China. He was placed in com ! mand of a number of Chinese soldier-mechanics patrolling the Burma Road. He trained Chinese not only to drive trucks, but to repair them and to keep the road clear of wrecks. The Burma road at that time was littered by wreckage, caused by bombs and by bad driving. Taken ill, he wras hospitalized at Maymo. Burma, where a Japanese bomb hit the hospital, damaging a wing of it and wounding him with a small "splinter.” Later, he was hospitalized at Calcutta. When he was wrell enough he flew to a port in India, where he found a ship bound for the United States. FRANK F. SHERIDAN. —A. P. Wirephoto. On the return voyage, during which he said he had little sleep, he took his turn with the crew at a machine gun on deck. He had had previous experience in the National Guard. Mr. Sheridan heard only on his arrival here that during his absence his mother. Mrs. William F. Sheri dan. had died in March. He was welcomed back by his wife, Cecil: two children. Frances, 10, and William 7: his brothers, Carl H. Sheridan, and William Sheridan, and his father, Comdr. William F. Sheridan, U. S. N., retired. The father and brothers reside at 2308 Ashmead place N.W. Most of the letters written to him by members of his family had been returned here without reaching him. Although a civilian, with the rank of mojor vehicle technician, Mr. Sheridan wears a uniform of khaki approved for members of the mis sion. Before being detailed to his spe cial mission, Mr. Sheridan was con nected with the Greyhound Lines here. \ Youth Who Broke Jail GoesioTrial Today In Assault Case James Anderson, T7, Charged With Attack On U. S. Worker Seventeen-year-old James A. An derson of Sycamore Hills, Md., who was captured in Washington Thurs day after escaping from the Rock ville Jail two days before, went on trial today at Hagerstown on a charge of criminal assault. Anderson has been adjudged of sound mind by the Maryland Board of Mental Hygiene. His attorneys, Walther W. Dawson and John P. Reeves, had filed a plea of insanity. The attorneys’ motion for a change of venue had been granted previ ously by the Montgomery County Circuit Court. The sanity test was made recently by Dr. George Pres ton, chairman of the Mental Hygiene Board. Anderson was indicted by a Mont gomery County grand jury on a charge of criminally assaulting a 36-year-old Government worker at her Glen Echo home in February. The death penalty is possible on conviction of the offense under Maryland law. Montgomery County State’s At torney Ben G. Wilkinson and his assistant, Alfred D. Noyes, will prosecute the case with State's At torney Charles F. Wagaman of Washington County. Anderson and two other prisoners escaped from the Rockville Jail after slugging the assistant warden, Hugh Walker, with a sock filled with soap. After a two-day search by State and county police, during which a posse was formed to scour the nearby area. Anderson and one of the prisoners were picked up by Washington police. The third pris oner had been arrested the day before near his home. Children's Camp In Silver Spring To Open June 15 A summer day camp for children, designed to release more mothers for war activities and at the same time ofTer recreational facilities to children unable to get out of town this summer, will open shortly at Parkside Elementary School in Sil ver Spring. Md. Mrs. William H. McPherson, chairman of the committee in charge of the project, said that the school will be open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each weekday from June 15 to August 15 with the exception of Saturdays, when only a morning session will be held. The hours of arrival or depar ture may, however, be arranged to suit the parents’ convenience. Any child of elementary school age in the Silver Spring area or who will enter kindergarten in the fall is eligible. The project is a non-profit en terprise, Mrs. McPherson said, with the committee only charging enough to obtain competent councillors. Thirty dollars will be charged for the full two-month period, $15 for a single session for the two months or $7.50 for a single session for one month. Luncheon must be provided by the parents. Persons wishing to register their children may call Mrs. McPherson at Sligo 3914. Alexandria Communities Are Presented Two Flags Cameron Valley homes and Chin quapin Village, Federal housing de velopments in Alexandria, have new American flags today, gifts of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Post 609, Vet erans of Foreign Wars. The flags were presented by Mrs. Sally Medaris at Memorial week end exercises. They were raised by Joseph B. Martin, assisted by 8-year old Bette Burley. Mayor William T. Wilkins was principal speaker at the exercises. ! D. C. to Advise On Equipping Warden Posts Standards Will Be Set And Spending Will Be Supervised Prompt steps to set definite standards for the equipment of warden posts and to supervise the spending of funds raised by civilian defense committee solicitation are promised today by the city’s new chief air raid warden, William J. Mileham. Mr. Mileham reported that a civilian defense area head had called him yesterday to ask his advice as a result of the article published yesterday in The Star in which it was pointed out that the national Office of Civilian De fense was revising its handbooks to eliminate equipment whose .pur chase might cause shortages. An OCD spokesman was quoted as saying that local civilian defense heads should guide and assist areas in applying the standards set in the revised handbooks to their individual situations. The chief air raid warden said he had advised the area chairman to go ahead with the mass meeting he had planned, but also informed him that definite steps would be taken to decide what equipment was needed. The spending of funds, he said, was one of the things that would be taken up at a meeting with De fense Co-ordinator John Russell Young, Col. Lemuel Bolles, execu tive of District defense, and prob ably some national O. C. D. expert. 5200,000 Is Goal. “There's too much money being raised by committees to just have them spend it any way that takes their fancy," Mr. Mileham declared. “Some of them are raising $5,000 and $6,000 and just leaving it up to one or two people to decide how it is to be spent.” A survey by The Star of half the areas last week brought to light the fact that about $28,000 already has been raised through neighborhood solicitation in those communities and it was estimated that the goal of all the areas amounts to about $200,000. Mr. Mileham said he believed supervision was essential to prevent waste of money. He said he be lieved it was a function of local defense officials to tell the area com mittees what type of materials, out side of operating expenses, they should spend money for. As an ex ample. he pointed out that some areas were spending as much as $15 for stirrip pumps when they soon tw on the market for only * few dollars. Some of the posts he has visited, he said, have very little equipment while others “are stocked up like hardware stores.” Definite Instructions Needed. “Nobody has definitely ordered that the money raised by the posts should be spent for a definite pur pose." he said. "And until definite instructions are issued this confu sion over money-raising and its ex penditure will continue." A spokesman for local O. C. D. told The Star last week that the raising and spending of funds was “a neighborhood affair’’ neither ap proved nor disapproved by the local civilian defense heads. The chief warden said he believed some effort should be made for uni formity in protection. People in the poorer areas, he declared, shouldn’t lack protection because they lack money to buy it. “It makes for a very inequitable situation." he asserted, "to have same areas able to spend a great deal of money and others without a nickel.” He said he would go into the question of uniform protection when he confers with Commissioner Young and Col. Bolles but said he didn't know what remedy could be arrived at without Government funds. Disabled Veterans Elect Whitmer in Virginia By the Associated Press. HARRISONBURG. Va.. June 1 — Harry L. Whitmer of Norfolk was elected commander of the Virginia Department, Disabled American Vet erans of the World War, at the clos ing session of the 11th annual con vention here yesterday. Roy L. Mitchell of Roanoke, was named senior vice commander; Miles P. Mitchell of Norfolk, junior vice commander, and John P. Devine, Arlington, treasurer and adjutant. Soldiers, Sailors Keep 9 th Street Tattooist Busy Designing Patriotic Symbols on Their Limbs Little Change Noted i Between Customers For 1917 and 1942 The tattooist who plies his trade in the back of Charley’s barber shop on Ninth street has been through all this before. The faces are different, but other wise his customers are just as they were in 1917—boys in khaki and sailor suits wanting eagles, American flags and shields engraved on their arms and snoulders. If business has picked up since Pearl Harbor, this tattooist, who prefers to be nameless for some rea son known best to himself, is too modest to mention it. He has caused flowers to bloom and flags to wave on manly arms since 1904 when he started learning the trade in Philadelphia. Tattooists teach each other. His own arms are a maze of de signs, so close that where one be gins and another ends is hard to tell. His partner, now dead, deco rated him when they worked to gether here 35 years ago. Here is a craftsman, proud of the little things of his work—the veins discernible in the roses he affixes on a young soldiers' arm. A single needle, it seems, is very important to get that clear, fine effect. He Works Fast. He works fast. The soldier had a rose and three Initials tattooed on his forearm in less than 20 minutes. Sometimes, of course, it takes longer —for something complicated like the tiger's head he sketched on another soldier's arm. y His most prized design, one he created himself, he calls the "rose of peace"—a vase almost a foot high with roses springing from it. You can have that for $12, the tiger's head for $6. Usually, however, the designs cost less. The tattooed ones say It doesn't hurt a bit, just tickles a little. The way he does it, he claims, doesn't even cause scabs. Two days and the arm is as good as ever. As a craftsman, he can afford to be choosey. He won t create one of ■'them nude women” and regimental insigina are barred to prevent iden tification of a captured soldier. Design Is First Sketched. Since the operate* more or less publicly—Charley's barber shop hardly being what might be called a quiet nook—the tattooist limits his efforts to arms and shoulders. With his shirtsleeves rolled up to uncover his own beauty spots, he works under a bright, unshielded bulb with an oil skin covering his lap. Beside him Is a table with the little drills and pigments on it. - Fi**k h« (ketches in the design Then he follow* his art work with the drill. The needle makes the holes, the paint pours into the tiny wounds and it's all done. He uses five colors—yellow, green, brown, red and black. That takes care of every thing. For an American flag, he shades around the edge of the stars, leaving the man’s skin to provide the white of them. Some tattooists say they can re move the marks if anyone second guesses, but this tattooist won't do it—too dangerous. Instead, he can make anything out of what's there. A nude cutie. who might have wriggled gracefully on a stalwart arm for years, can look like a flower when this artist is finished with her. Sometimes, he just puts clothes on her. Then there are the initials ten derly engraved when a love, since extinct, was flaming. The tattooist covers up the forgotten one's ini tials with the new love’s. Can Redden Lips. Old-timers used to ask for a stand by of sailing men—a rooster tattooed on one foot and a pig on the other foot. They claimed it saved them from drowning on the theory that the rooster would wake them up if there was danger and the pig would keep them afloat. But today’s sol dier boys are less imaginative. That in itself is discouraging to an artist who likes to do big things. Behind the barber shop, in a bare room, are sheets of fancy pictures the tattooist would like to puncture somebody’s arm with—but they stick to patrioic slogans and symbols. Priorities haven't affected this needle welder yet. He always keeps a large supply of pigments on hand, and he’s got enough needles to put a lot more posies and flags on manly muscles. If the war brings a shortage of lipstick, however, this tattooist ex pects to get orders for one type of work he did in the last war and hasn't done since—reddening girls’ lips. He's still got the machine for it. girls. • With his own arms advertising the beauties of tattoo, this craftsman at Charley’s barber shop on Ninth street is shown decorating a soldier with a rose. —Star Staff Photo. B. B. Iden Is Chosen Chairman of Fairfax Electoral Board Benjamin F. Nevitt Named Clerk; Precinct Offices Are Filled fcpcdkl Dispatch to The Star. FAIRFAX, Va.. ^une l.-The, Fairfax County Electoral Board has' reorganized for the year with the election of Benjamin B. Iden as chairman and Benjamin F. Nevitt ! as cleric. George Bready of Hern don is the third member of the board. Election officials have been named by the board for the coming year. Appointments by precincts follow: Centerville District - Centerville precinct—George R. L. Tuberville, | 3d. registrar; J. Emest Harrison, I Robert H. Hawes and John F. Rose, j judges, and Mrs. Agnes R. Robey and C. Lester Mohler. clerks. Clif ton precinct—Mrs. Fannie May Kincheloe. registrar; A. J. Kidwell, , AntiMHjy B. Hart and Jsmjws Cross. Judges *nd Mrs. Alic# Wopd-j yard arid Mrs.' Fannie Hart, clerics. Pender precinct—Mrs. Bessie Good- j ing. registrar; Clarence Manuel, j Alvin A. Birch and Mrs. Lydia B. Palmer, judges, and F. Broaddus Allder and Albert W. Thompson, clerks. Swetnam's precinct—Mrs. Dorothy Brown Collier, registrar; Clarence H. Kruse, Mrs. Dorothy Brown Col lier and Henry B. Jones, judges, and E. L. Mahoney and C. P. Jones, clerks. Wells precinct—Mrs Daisy Wells, tregistrar; C. B. Fansler, Stuart A. Gheen and C. A. Hylton. Judges, and Mrs. Daisy Wells and Turner C. Weatherholtz, clerics. Dranesville Appointments. Dranesville district—Dranesville precinct: Joseph Money, registrar: Marion S. Money. Mrs. Christie Hammond and Mrs. Daisy M. Rooney, judges, and Mrs. Mary F. Connor and Carl D. Niswander, clerks. Forestville precinct: A. C. Speight, registrar: R. L. Lanham. D. D. Cornwell and L. B. Morris, judges, and William C. Walker and Samuel Millard, clerks. Herndon j precinct: R. Kohlwey. registrar: M Franklin Ellmore. E. E. Gillette and Mrs. Mary F. McMillan, judges, and Russell A. Lynn and Mrs. Catherine i M. Kirk, clerks. Pleasant Valley precinct: Mrs. j Irene B. Rector, registrar; R. E. Wagstaff. Holcomb Rogers and Mar vin Perkins, judges, and R. E. Rec tor and Lomax Wamsley, clerks. Thompsons precinct: Mrs. Esther W. Thompson, registrar; Peter Dove. Jether Dove and B. W. Mid dleton. judges, and R. Townsend Harrison and H. M. Middleton, clerks. Thornton's precinct: Mrs. Agnes Slack, registrar: Mark L. Money. J. Leo Crowell and A. Ver non Thompson, judges, and William A. Wine and Joseph A. Wheeler, clerks. Named in Lee District. Falls Church District—Annandale precinct: C. T. Seaman, registrar; R. T. Creel. A. J. Dean and D. F. Hannah, judges, and Mrs. Barbara A. Bladen and Mrs. Mabel Crandall, clerks. Falls Church precinct: Mrs. Helen M. Lester, registrar: Samuel H. Styles. John W. Kerns and W. T. Wistcott, judges, and Mrs. Marie Groves and Mrs. Hattie Keyser, clerks. West End precinct: Arthur D. Kerby, registrar; Charles N. Cockerille. M. G. Sanborn and J. R. Harlow, judges, and Mrs. Arthur D. Kerby and Harry M. Weakley, clerks. Lee District—B u r k e precinct: Joseph E. Staub, registrar: J. Golden Blincoe, Joseph E. Staub and Mrs. Rufus Coldwell. judges, and Mrs. Neta R. White and J. William Har low, clerks. Lorton precinct: Mrs. Louise Davis, registrar; Ernest L. Plaskett, Frank C. Davis and Milton F. Violett, judges, and Mrs. Louise F. Davis and Kenneth J. Baker, clerks. Woodyard s precinct: Lem uel J. Davis, registrar; George C. Davis, Mr. Davis and A. F. Huns berger, judges, and Mrs. Raymond L. Demory and Alton A. Hampton, clerks. Mount Vernon district—Accotink precinct : Mrs. E Nell Berry, regis trar: Alvin S. Lynn. Thomas E. Denty and A. M. Burton, judges, and John T. Haislip and A. M. Hawkins, clerks. Gum Spring precinct: Mrs. Mary W. Scheeler. registrar: Harry C. Zimmerman, E. L. Popkins and S. Harold Buckman, judges, and Ellsworth Nightengale and C. Kirk Wilk&aon, clerks. Fitaconia pre einct: Mi* Nellie T. Broders. regis trar; William E. Broders. L. C. Elgin and George A. Deardorff. judges, and John R. Pearson and Douglas Nevitt, clerks. Pulman's precinct: Mrs. Ruth Blunt, registrar: Arthur Schaffer, W. F. P. Reid and E. H. Roberts, judges, and Mrs Vivian Blunt and Mrs. Bertha M. Roberts, clerks. rroviaence uistnri. Providence district—Fairfax pre cinct: Mrs. Mabel E. Sisson, regis trar; H. M. Gibson. Samuel W. Sis son. sr.. and Roy Hollis, judges, and Mrs. Mabel Nickell and Frank E. Jones, clerks. .Langley precinct: Miss Elizabeth C. Wells, registrar; S. Ralph Pierson. Oswald V. Carper and J. W. Preston, judges, and Mrs. Pauline R. Arnold and H. E. Wright, clerks. The Lick precinct: Mrs. Emogene C. McHugh, registrar: Omer I. Nigh, J. R. Llewellyn and D. M. Mills, judges, and J. Preston Rogers and Mrs. M. Blanche Scheid. clerks. Vienna precinct: Elmer E. Cockrill, registrar: Charles K. Myers. Charles C. Pierpont and Elmer E. Cockrill, judges, and M. Vernon Leigh and John Wagoner, clerks. The following judges were ap pointed commissioners of election; Charles K. Mvers, Samuel H. Styles. Earl L. Popkins. B W. Middleton and John W. Preston. Precautions Arranged For Virginia Blackout RICHMOND, Va„ June 1.—State civilian defense officials plan special police precautions during Virginia's first dusk-to-dawn blackout on the night of June 17. *J. H. Wyse, co-ordinator of the Virginia Office of Civilian Defense, said the auxiliary police units or ganized by the O. C. D in mam communities will be called on to supplement services of the regular police. Members of the Virginia Protec tive Force will report to their armories, the adjutant general's office said. Public Vehicles Jammed Over Gasless Holiday Crowds Seek Escape From Unusual Heat In Parks and Resorts Mild temperatures were promised today after a heat-ridden holiday week end that saw public transpor tation jammed with gasless citizens seeking relief in the city’s parks and outlying resorts. "Very heavy—in all directions,’* was the summary of Saturday-Sun day travel given at Union Station where queues of travelers lined up before ticket windows in heat far above average for May 31. The -Weather Bureau reported a high of 93 at 3 p.m. yesterday, only two degrees short of the all-time record for that date set in 1939. Thundershowers dropped the tem perature between 6 and 7 pm. Mean temperature for May 31 since 1871 is 82. Gasoline rationing kept down highway travel with the result, the Associated Press reported, that only 287 accidental deateis were reported throughout the United States dur ing the two-day holiday, as against an average of 400 on a nor/nal May week end. No Deaths in D. C. Area. There were no deaths in Wash ington or nearby Virginia and Maryland resulting from traffic or highway accidents. Highways claimed less than one third the toll of last year's three day Memorial Day week end when 308 were killed. Of those killed in the last two days 102 died in traffic mishaps. The heat was aggravated by an “unusually high" relative humidity which hit 90 per cent in the early hours of yesterday morning and hung around 50 per cent at mid day, the Weather Bureau said. Police reported one heat prostra tion. Walter Land row. 24. of 1523 Twenty-eighth street S.W. collapsed as he walked along Pennsylvania avenue S.E. Gasoline Expected Today. New supplies of gasoline were to reach filling stations today and tomorrow relieving a famine that kept most stations closed with "no gas” signs hung out over much of the week end. Those stations that were open were reported budgeting thir meager suplies at about three gallons to a customer. The Capital Transit Co., which last week reported substantial gains in week-end bus and streetcar travel, isaid that altlpugh,finat.itatistic« } are not yet available, reportsundi * cated an ' aditiona! advance in intra-city passenger figures Satur day and Sunday. Extra Service Ordered. Since gasoline rationing went into effect special inspectors have been checking travel volume closely and yesterday were forced to order extra service to handle crowds flocking to ; Rock Creek Park, the Tidal Basin, Ha ins Point and other places where cool breezes and shade trees af ; forded relief from torrid apart ments. The Zoo reported that around I 32.000 visited the park during the i day. many coming from nearby | States. Evidences pointed to heavy travel to beach resorts in Maryland. The Greyhound bus terminal was packed and extra vehicles were required to meet the demand. At Ocean City, Md., Mayor Clif ford P. Cropper was “more than delighted" at the number of sea shore vacationers arriving despite the transportation handicaps. Fauquier Man's Killer Sought in Washington Washington police continued their search today for a man suspected as the murderer of Frank Kerns, 70-year-old Fauquier County (Va.) stonemason, who was found shot to death Saturday on the new Balti : more road near Warren ton. The suspect was named in a war rant issued to County Sheriff W. S. Wolf, who came here Saturday to aid the search after the man was reported seen in Washington. Members of Mr. Kerns’ family told police he was in the habit of , carrying large sums of money in his pocket. No money was found on his body by relatives who searched for him when he failed to return home. Mi-. Kerns is survived by hia widow and several children. Thi» Body of Studentt, Gathered in the School Stadium, Repreeent« the June Graduating Claee of McKinley High. —Rideout Photo.