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Society and General WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1942. ** B—1 * 200 Make Plea For Bus Line On Military Rd. Crosstown Service Urged by Spokesmen For Thousands Approximately 200 spokesmen for thousands of Washington bus patrons today demanded establish ment of a crosstown bus line gen erally using Military road, at a formal hearing on this and related matters opened today by the Public Utilities Commission. Spokesmen for the Capital Transit Co. indicated opposition if the facts showed, as they suggested they would, that at least a portion of the proposed new line would be a matter of convenience instead of necessity, and if it meant operation of addi tional buses. E. D Merrill, company president, mentioned Federal orders for con serving tires and gas and for post poning any unnecessary extension of bus service, as reason why the outlined proposals would not be found to be Justified. He put the Issue on the basis that if the pro posed new line would not save tires and gas and would mean use of more Instead of less vehicles, it should not be granted. Mentions Proposed New Lines. In this connection he mentioned particularly the proposed new Ne braska avenue bus line to operate from Pinehurst through Nebraska avenue and the Loughsborough road section to Conduit road at Macomb street. This would give a brand-new bus service to the section between Spring Valley and the Potomac River. After a score of spokesmen for many citizens’ groups and commu nity groups had entered their ap pearances and called for approval of the new crosstown line, company spokesmen sought to place the bur den of proof on the proponents of the new plans, but lost out on the Issue. When the commission then asked the company to state its case. S. R Bowen, company counsel, insisted that proponents should^e required to prove the need for their requests. Nathan M. Lubar. president of the Steering Committee for the Crosstown Bus Line, said he repre sented 53 citizens' associations, and George A. Corbin, a spokesman for the Manor Park Citizens' Associa tion. immediately declared the citi zens had proved their case a year ago at the first crosstown bus hear ing. They argued it was up to the company to prove the new line was not needed, if It could. Continuation of Case. Commission Chairman Gregory Hankm disposed of this issue by announcing that today's hearing was a continuation of the first crosstown bus case, which resulted in establishment of a crosstown bus line running from Westmoreland Circle to Bladensburg road N.E., using Klingle Road as the crossing for Rock Creek Park. Mr. Merrill 8greed that the first erosstown line is carrying a large number of passengers, and he said his company had had no objection to that route. He said its operation •'lifts” many passengers off the main radial bus and streetcar lines outside of the "maximum loading area," thereby lightening the serv ice demands on these routes. | He said the proposed new cross town line could be justified only if) there were a similar result from its operation, and suggested this would not, be the case, particularly ns to the new Nebraska avenue service to Conduit road, which was suggested by the commission as a substitute for the Chevy Chase loop line. Brinkley Answers Merrill. Mr. Merrill was answered by Milo H Brinkley, representing the Fed eration of Citizens' Associations, who paid there were a great number of people who would board buses be tween the Klingle road line and the proposed Military road line, who would travel in the opposite direc tion from their present trips if the new Military road line were oper ating. Mr. Lubar also argued there was greater need now than last year for the new line, and he said it* would effect a saving in tires and gas by shortening many trips, since about 80 per cent of the people liv ing on or near the Military road route want to go to points on or near this route instead of downtown. A number of spokesmen protested against the commission's suggested | elimination of the present Chevy Chase loop line, and the suggested instituricr. of the new Nebraska ave- i rue line ar.d a shuttle bus on West ern avenue as substitutes, and some spokesmen sought extension of the planned new routes to give better service to the Foxhall area. Pine hurst, Barnaby Woods. Kent and other residential areas in outlying or Northwest communities. Board lo Discuss Change In Traffic light Timing Readjustment of the timing of the District's traffic lights to meet changed traffic conditions will be discussed at a meeting of the Key stone Automobile Club Advisory Board tonight at the home of Mark Lansbuigh, vice chairman, of 3111 Idaho avenue N.W. Among those expecting to attend are Senator McCarran, chairman of the Senate District Committee; En gineer Commissioner Charles W. Kutz, Col. Lemual Bolles, Police Supt. Edward J. Kelly. Corporation Counsel Richmond B. Keech, Traf fic Director William A. Van Duzer, Highway Director H. C. Whitehurst and Irving C. Root, superintendent of National Capital Parks. j James E. Colliflower. chairman of the Platform Committee, will pre sent the board’s program for the ensuing year. A dinner served in the Lansburgh garden and motion pictures will precede the business meeting. Boy Finds Purse With $1650; Gets $100 Reward Sixteen-year-old Charles Plummer of Fort Myer, Va.. yesterday located and returned *1.650 which a former opera star had tied in her dress for safekeeping and promptly lost. Mrs. Courtney Thomas of 1918 North Kirkwood road. Arlington, Va.. reported to Arlington police she had gone shopping in Clarendon with 34 S50 bills in her purse. After a visit to the post office, she placed CHARLES PLUMMER. —Star Staff Photo. *1.650 in a small purse which she tied in her dress. At a grocery store she discovered her purse was missing. Later thf grocery store manager told her young Plummer had turned in the missing money. Son of a painter at Fort Myer, the youth received a $100 reward. Mrs. Thomas left Paris in 1940 after living there several years. She made her debut at the Paris Opera and later sang in New York and New Orleans. House Votes to Extend Overtime Pay Period For Three Months Groups Not to Suffer Loss Pending Enactment Of Other Legislation The House today approved the Ramspeck joint resolution extend ing for 90 days the period in which overtime rates of compensation may be paid groups of Government work ers under certain acts. Chairman Ramspeck of the House Civil Service Committee said that ; other legislation is pending which will ca’rv overtime rates for all Government employes, but that un der the measure passed today. ■ groups already receiving overtime will not suffer loss of additional compensation until the new law goes into effect. The bill approved by the House affects approximately 1.000.000 em ployes in the War and Navy De partments. Measures pending in the Senate and the House and before the President would grant overtime pay ments for the duration of the war to other groups in the Federal service. Single Bill Desired. Chairman Ramspeck said congres sional leaders want the matter handled in a single bill which will be uniform throughout the whole Government service. Such a meas uree now is pending in the Civil Service Committee, where it has reached a deadlock. It was proposed to compromise by granting a 10 per cent increase on salaries up to *2.900 in agencies which set the work week at less than 44 hours where there was no overtime. .For agencies that set the work week at 44 hours or over it was proposed lo give time and a half for overtime. Postal Employes Counter. That proposal was agreeable to the administration and to all Gov ernment employes except the postal employes. They countered with a proposal calling for the same over time provisions they now have plus the 10 per cent increase, but ad ministration leaders would not ap prove this. Chairman Ramspeck said he has no intention of proceeding with further hearings and is now await ing an agreement. McReynolds Re-elected Head of Welfare Board Re-election of Frederick* W. Mc Reynolds as chairman of the Dis trict Board of Public Welfare was announced today. Dr. H. J. Crosson was re-elected vice chairman, and Mrs. Frank A. Linzel secretary. John R. Pinkett was asisgned as a member of the Child Welfare Committee in the place of A. J. Driscoll. Other members of this group arc Mr. McReynolds and Mrs. Linzel. who is chairman. Mr. Driscoll was assigned to the Penal Committee in the place of James A. Councilor. This committee is headed by Edgar Morris and in cludes Mrs. Milton King. Mr. Councilor was assigned to the j Public Assistance Committee in the place of Mr. Pinkett. Dr. Crosson is chairman of the committee and the third member is Mrs. Radford Moses. Tea Industry Committee Will Meet Tomorrow The first meeting of the Tea In dustry Committee, recently formed j by the Government to advise on \ problems relating to continued maintenance of American tea sup plies, will be held at 10 a.m. tomor row in the Social Security Building, it was announced today by Benja min Wood of New York, managing director of the tea bureau. The meeting is expected to con sider Anglo-American proposals for supplying tea to the United States under a central purchasing agree ment, and continued administration of tea conservation regulations. Appellate Court Holds Hospitals May Be Sued Grants Nurse Right To Collect $20,000 In Damage Case By HORACE KNOWLES. Washington’s hospitals, here tofore considered legally exempt from damage suits arising from negligence, can be successfully sued, the United States Court of Appeals ruled today in an opin ion that marks the first decision on this question by the appellate tribunal. The important decision was handed down in the case of Miss Susan M. Hughes versus the presi dent and directors of Georgetown College, operators of Georgetown HosDital. Justice James M. Proctor in District Court had held that Miss Hughes could properly sue the hospital for damages which she allegedly re ceived while on duty as a special nurse there. Miss Hughes was awarded *20,000 by a jury for in juries which she said she received when a student nurse at the hos pital carelessly flung open a door in the hallway while she was pass- i ing. The swinging door knocked Miss Hughes down. Not Regular Employe. Miss Hughes was a nurse specially called on duty to treat an individual patient at the hospital and was not a regular employe of the institu tion. She was injured October 29. 1934. She was represented by Attorney Emmett Leo Sheehan. Georgetown Hospital appealed from the District court ruling, claim ing immunity from damage suits in line with the old English common law doctrine that charitable insti tutions are not usually answerable in court for damages. The case was heard by all six appeals court justices, with Associate Justice Wiley Rutledge writing the 23-page opinion. Tradition Giving Way. In its summary, the court said: "The rule of Immunity (for chari table institutions i is out of step with the general trend of legislative and judicial policy in distributing losses incurred by individuals through the operation of an enter prise among all who benefit by it rather than in leaving them wholly to be borne by those who sustain them. “The rule of immunity itself has given away gradually but steadily through w’idening. though not too well or consistently reasoned modi fications. It is disintegrating Each modification has the justification that it is a step in results, if not in reason, from the original error to eventual correction. • * * “In taking this view we are not unmindful that charitable institu tions perform a high service in the community. In days when the state was less mindful of individual need they gave a helping hand not other wise held out to large numbers of people. They still do so. They recently have faced, and still face, grave problems. Purse strings no longer are loose, as they were before world wars and world-wide depres sions. “But individuals and business in stitutions face similar uncertainties. It does not recompense injured per sons that the loss is inflicted by charitable institutions, nor should they alone bear it because all to gether face a hard future. “For reasons already stated we do not believe the survival of charities will turn on whether or not they must answer for their wrongs to persons they are formed to help. There may be some added expense of operation. It may be no more than the cost of litigating these claims over and over, for the issue iof immunity i will not down. “Insurance must be carried to guard against a liability to strangers. Adding beneficiaries cannot greatly increase the risk or the premium. This slight additional expense can not have the consequences so fre quently feared in judicial circles, but so little realized in experience. Proper management will provide the protection. "To offset the expense will be the gains of eliminating another area of what has been called “protected negligence” and the anomaly that the institutional doer of good asks exemption from responsibility for its wrong, though all others must pay. The incorporated charity should respond as do private individuals, • business corporations and others when it does good in the wrong way.” ; One of the immediate results of today's decision if it is not upset j by the Supreme Court or subsequent legislation is foreseen as being in creased insurance rates for Wash ington hospitals to anticipate dam age suits. Detectives Pose As Potato Buyers To Nab Suspect Posing as potato buyers, two Washington detectives arrested a man wanted in a slaying case last Saturday at the potato-grading market at New Church, Va„ It was learned today. Detective Sergts. C. C. Carver and Walter D. Perry went to New Church after they had received information that a 25-year-old colored man sought in connection with the fatal shooting on June 21 of Hugh Wat kins. 17. colored, of the 1200 block of H street N.W., was working at the market. They wandered among the pota toes, watching closely for their man, and at dusk they found him sitting on a crate, waiting for his pay. The man. James Henderson Brown of the 1700 block of Eighth street N.W.. was arrested and brought back to Washington. He is being held for grand Jury action at District Jail, police said. He la charged with murder. a THOUSANDS TO SELL—This is just part of the crowd of em ployes of Washington retail stores which gathered at the District Building for a pep talk and entertainment preceding a "Retail _____JL. __ ers for Victory” drive aimed at boosting War bond sales in the District. Each worker will become an over-the-counter bond salesman. —Star Staff Photo. __. _ Auto Use Tax Stamp Sales in D. C. Lag As Deadline Nears Motorists Take Less Than Half of Issue Made in February With the deadline for placing the $5 Federal automobile use stamp on cars only a few hours away, the sale of stamps here up to today was less than half of the February issue of stamps, which are void after midnight tonight. Figures compiled by the City Post Office revealed that only 84,000 stamps had been sold through yes terday. compared with 189.000 of the February issue sold. The big gest sale was yesterday, when 24.900 stamps were purchased. Postmaster Vincent Burke said local branch offices would not be kept open beyond the usual closing time, but pointed out that the main post office at North Capitol street and Massachusetts avenue and the Benjamin Franklin station at Twelfth street and Pennsylvania avenue N.W. are open all night. There will be additional employes at the main office, he said, in the event. of a rush. Some Open Until 8. Although most branches close at 6 p.m., six of the stations are open 1 until 8 p.m. They are the Bethesda, Columbia Heights. Friendship, Cleveland Park, Central and Ana cost ia stations. The stamps, which will be needed , to obtain gasoline rationing cards, i are to be placed in the top center of the windshield behind the rear view mirror, according to directions of the Department of Traffic and Ve hicles. There was a rush at the Hyatts 1 ville post office to obtain the stick ers today. Postmaster Egbert F. Tingley said the post office would remain open until 9 o'clock tonight for late comers. Mr. Tingley esti mated the office would sell 50 per cent more stamps than in February when 1,700 were sold. Silver Spring Sale Brisk. Postmaster Howard Griffith of Silver Spring said between 3.000 and 3.500 stamps had been sold there in the last two or three days. Business continued “brisk'' today, he said, but there were no waiting lines in front of the windows. At Bethesda the stamp sellers were rushed, and Postmaster George Corley opened an extra window. He reported 216 stamps sold in 110 min utes early today and expected the pace to quicken this afternoon when newly paid Government workers re turn to their homes. The Associated Press quoted Post master Neal A. Sibley of Baltimore as saying that only 65.000 of the stamps had been sold there, while approximately 195.000 were sold in January. The earlier stamp cost $2.09. Charles L. Reynoldson Named to West Point Charles L. Reynoldson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy Reynoldson, 6319 Thirty-third street N.W., has been appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point and is to enter to morrow. Mr. Reynold son, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in 1939 and a former student of Sul livan's Prepar atory School in this city, was appoin ted by Charles Reynoldson. Senator Gillette, Iowa. Mr. Reynoldson has been study ing engineering at the Iowa State College, Ames. Iowa, for two years. He is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. A I 1 Hundreds of Retail Salesmen Gather for Bond Rally Stage, Screen and Radio Stars Aid In Meeting in Front of District Building War bond salesmen by the hun dreds — the behind - the - counter forces of Washington’s retail stores— thronged the square in front of the District Building today at a rally to whip up determination to sell mil lions of dollars worth of •'Invest ments in Victory’’ through retail outlets in July. Stage, screen and radio stars now at local theaters participated in the entertainment inaugurating a new phase of the "Buy a Bond" cam paign—a "Retailers for Victory" drive aimed at bringing in 4 per cent of the gross sales volume of Wash ington stores in one month. Tomorrow at noon, sales employes will stop selling merchandise for 15 minutes to concentrate on persuad ing customers to buy War bonds and stamps. Stores to Pick Up Program. I As the noon siren blows, many stores will pick up and carry on amplifiers a radio program which will include music and addresses by one of the city Commissioners and H. L. Rust, jr.. chairman of the bond drive in Washington. Some stores planned special fea i tures. At Garfinekel's at Fourteenth ! and F streets N.W. Jane Pickens will ! sing the Star gpangled Banner and , a huge American flag will be un furled on the exterior of the build ing. Boy scouts will sound bugles opening the drive. The 15-minute. Nation - wide ; "white out” for bond sales will take 1 place onlv tomorrow but from then on throughout the month sales per sonnel will dispense stamps and bonds. Figure^lay Be Enlarged. The Treasury Department has al located a District quota of $6,250,000 for July as part of the billion-dollar national goal. This figure may be enlarged later, officials said "When you begin your selling, say. 'Now is the time to buy—buy again buy more,’ ” said Herbert Willett, director of the Washington Com munity Chest, principal speaker at j the rally. "Don’t confuse this with giving. It's investing and will be returned with interest. "You and I can't sacrifice com pared with the men in Egypt and other parts of the world A cpld drink of water is something to be thankful for.” Bruce Allen, chairman of the re ' tailers’ drive, who presided, told the thousands present that they were participating in "the greatest merchandising sale that retail stores ever put on” with prices ranging from 10 cents up. Navy Band Entertains. Before the program began, the crowd was entertained by the Navy School of Music Band under the leadership of Ralph Mack. J. C Flippen. comedian, was master of ceremonies. Introducing Gene.Mar-! vey and Jessica Dragonette. who led the singing of "God Bless America." A colorful back-drop was provided by white-clad Rockeites from the Earle Theater and Capitol Theater j dancing chorus in picturesque Mexican costumes. Experts Seek Cause Of Illness That Hit 30 Gallinger Nurses Children in Neighborhood Also Reported Stricken By Mysterious Ailment Health Department officials today were maintaining a close watch for whatever agent caused the illness 'last Wednesday of some 30 nurses at Gallinger Hospital, and possibly some other Washington residents, but they voiced belief the danger had passed Fifteen Gallinger nurses suffered stomach cramps and other digestive ailments severe enough to keep them from work ior one day. There were ! reports of children in a nearby area and of employes of another hospital I who became ill. with similar symp toms. about the same time, but Dr. C. C. Dacer, Health Department epidermiologist. said he had received no other reports or complaints about arv such illnesses. He said Health Department ex perts had been unable to trace the cause of the illness since they had no samples of the food that had i been served. Dr. Edgar A. Bocock. Gallinger superintendent, said three things were under theoretical suspicion: One item of vegetable food, the Gal linger water supply, since service had been closed down in one build ing temporarily while some plumb ing was being changed, and the milk supply, but he was Inclined to discount the latter. He said Gal linger receives its milk supplies once daily, at 5:30 a.m.. but pointed out that even sour milk will not cause illness unless some foreign element gets into it. Deputy Clerk Named Mrs. Eva G. Brumstetter has been appointed deputy clerk of the United States District Court in Alexandria, replacing John W. Monroe, jr., who resigned to accept a position with the State Department. There has been no appointment as yet to the position of United States commis sioner which Mr. Monroe also held. Tire and Tube Quotas Increased for D. C., Nearby States More Made Available For Emergency Vehicles And War Workers The increased tire and tube quota, which the Office of Price Adminis tration has announced for July, al lots 475 new tires and 2,743 recapped tires to emergency vehicles and war workers' cars in the District. In the class "A" group, 387 new tires are made available for fire trucks, ambulances, other emer gency vehicles and doctors' cars in the city. Eighty-eight tires are al lotted for those in class "B,” war workers able to show that their present tires are unfit for recapping. For Mid-July Issue. Purchase certificates against this latter quota, the OPA said, will not be issued until the middle of July and then only to those working in plants employing more than 100 persons and where special plant committees have been established to encourage car pooling and certify workers’ eligibility for tires. The new quota also makes avail able 1.636 new inner tubes in the District. Virginia drivers in class “A” will find 985 tires available, with 538 allotted class “B” cars. In addition, the quota provides for release of 12.971 recaps and 7,368 tubes in the ! State. Quotas for Maryland. In Maryland the quota sets aside 387 tires for class “A” cars and 434 j for class “B.” There also are 10.475 recaps and 5,975 tubes in the allot ment. The increase in the July quotas over those for June reflects both the normal seasonal rise in demand and the increasing employment of work ers in war industries. Track, bus and tractor tire and tube quotas are not included in these figures announced by the OPA. It is bad news for the Axis every time yen buy a War bond. Do it noyr. ft Many Capital Stores To Close Saturdays In July and August Merchants' Association Gives Result of Poll Of Establishments The Merchants and Manufacturers Association announced today that a poll of its membership showed 27 retail stores in Washington will not open on Saturdays In July and Aug ust. and one will remain closed cn Saturdays in July only. In addition four will operate for a half day. and two will close at 2 p.m. Saturdays for the next two months. The following stores will close all day on Saturdays: Ayre & Taylor Co.. Brewood, Brooks. Inc.; Erlebaoher, Inc.: Mr. Foster's Remembrance Shop. L. Frank Co.. Galt & Bro., Julius Gar finckel A: Co . the Goldenberg Co.. Goldheim's, Joseph R. Harris Co.. R. Harris & Co., the Hecht Co.. James B. Henderson, Frank R. JellefT. Inc.: A. Kahn, Inc : S. Kann Sons' Co., Lansburgh A: Bro.. Model Shop, the Palais Royal, Philipsborn. Raleigh Haberdasher R Rich's Sons. Rizik Bros., Shah & Shah. W. A: J. Sloane, Woodward A; Lothrop, H Zirkin A: Sons. Inc. 'July only*. These stores will close for a, half day: Eastman Kodak Stores. Inc.: M. A. Leese Optical Co.. Charles G. Stott A: Co., the Shade Shop. The following stores will close at 2 p.m. Saturdays: Emily Shops, Sidney West, Inc. The coal merchants are closing their places of business all day on all Saturdays during July and August. Knox Commends Ensign For Daring Sea Rescue Secretary of the Navy Knox today commended Ensign Walter Payne Sprunt, U. S. N. R., of Memphis. Tenn., for a daring sea rescue in which he saved an enlisted man from the path of a rapidly spreading and furiously burning oil fire. The rescued man is Howard Le iand Johnson, apprentice seaman of Perry, Fla., member of the gun crew of a merchant tanker tor pedoed by an enemy submarine in the South Atlantic last April. Ensign Sprunt. one of the officers of a patrol craft directed to assist in the rescue of the tanker's sur vivors, found Johnson in a semi conscious condition in choppy water only a short distance from a patch of burning oil. Attempts were made to bring the patrol vessel to John son's side, but this operation proved difficult. Ensign Sprunt, disregard ing personal safety, jumped over board and succeeded in placing a rope around Johnson. Both were then hauled aboard the patrol vessel. 13 Pass Dental Hygiene, Dentistry Examinations The Board of Dental Examiners of the District announced today that 13 of the applicants who took the June examination were successful in ob taining a license to practice den tistry or dental hygiene in the Dis trict. The dentists are Dr. Chester H. Baker. 3512 Runnymede place N.W.; Dr. Ralph Bonnett Bell, 1320 F street N.W.; Dr. George F. Bogan, 67 W street N.W.; Dr. S. L. Davidson. 4610 Ninth street N.W.; Dr. N. William Ditzler, jr., 506 Peabody street N.W.; Dr. Stewart Everson, 5925 Four teenth street N.W.; Dr. Corrado J. Goffredi, 3815 T street N.W.; Dr. Fulton Kraft, 1109 Buchanan street N.W., and Dr. Michael Orisiian, Georgetown University Hospital. Those who passed the hygienist’s examination were E. Jeannette Free man. 4125 Jenifer street N.W.; Ruth M. Heck, the Roosevelt, Twenty third and Walnut streets, Philadel phia; Eugenia C. Schumacher. 1719 Kenyon street N W, and Margaret B. Swanson, S911 Jocelyn street N.W. New 'Vacation' ... For Taxis Seen As Possibility Union Head Charges Latest PUC Order Violates Truce Edwin A. Glenn, president of the United Taxicab Drivers' Association, asserted today that the question of whether taxis will come off the streets in another “vacation strike" is "so serious I wouldn't guarantee you anything from one-half hour to the next.” A new impasse in the controversy of new rate regulations ordered by the Public Utilities Commission fol lowed a series of moves yesterday which Mr. Glenn termed a “viola tion” of the truce which halted the taxi strike last Wednesday. The House District Committee, in executive session, tossed the rate questions back to the PUC for fur I ther study. The House committee ! had brought about the truce which permitted drivers to charge either the new ob old rate scale. In addition, PUC Chairman Greg ory’ Hankin announced that the city’s 5.000 taxicab drivers would be asked to Inform' the commission which scale of rates they preferred to use. Those not filing such a statement by noon tomorrow. Mr. Hankin said, would be considered as voting for the new rate schedule. Method Called “Cheap.” Terming this move a “cheap method" of getting a referendum on the rate issue in a manner which classes non-voters as favorable to the commission's new rate plans, Mr. Glenn said he is advising all drivers who inquire not to register their opinions. “If the PUC does one thing to violate the agreement, if they call taxi drivers one name, if they re voke one license, the taxis will come off the street," Mr. Glenn said. The order was issued by the com mission yesterday to make ot clear that the commission did not want the drivers to charge either the old or the new rates, depending on which was more profitable for the particular trip. Drivers wishing to use the old rates must file with the commission in writing their intent to do so. A special form has been prepared for this purpose. Supporters Not to Vote. Failure to file such notice with the commission will mean tha* the - taxicab is being operated under the new zones and rates. Any other rates charged between tomorrow and such time as a subse quent order is issued on the matter will constitute a violation of yes terday's order, the commission said. The ogder permits any driver filing for the old rates to revoke it in writing at any time, but no pro vision is made for return to the old after trial of the new after tomor row. Issuance of the order had been planned bv the commission last Friday after Chairman Hankin said reports were received that some drivers were charging ac cording to the schedule most profit able for each trip. It was held over, however, pending yesterday's hearing at the Capitol, at which a review of the cab rates by the PUC was agreed to. Clemency Plea Is Filed For Man Sentenced to Die A plea for executive clemency has been filed with the Justice Depart ment bv Attorney David A Hart on behalf of William Isaac Robin son. 34, colored, scheduled to die in the electric chair, July 24. for , criminally assaulting a 15-year-old I girl in Rock Creek Park in August, 1 1941. | Mr. Hart, who was appointed by the court to represent Robinson, said he appealed mainly on the ground that the District Court con viction was contrary to the evi dence. Robinson recently lost his fight in the Court of Appeals for a reversal of the guilty verdict. The plea for executive clemency was filed with Daniel M. Lyons, Justice Department pardon attor ney. The President has the power I to commute the death sentence to life imprisonment. Luray Principal Named LURAY. Va.. June 30 i/Pi.—:L H Hillman of Coeburn. was named principal of Luray High School yes terday, Supt. Cecil Grave an nounced. Mr. Hillman succeeds Edwin Rothgeb, on leave of absence while in military service. ★ ★ WUai Ifoufluy With WAR BONDS i ★ ★ When the night bombers come over, the 60-inch lens searchlight of ■ the anti-aircraft battery goes into action. When it does, however, we know that a good many Americans have chipped in to buy one, for these . searchlights cost about $30,000 each. They throw a beam of 800,000,000 candlepower more than 40,000 feet, or nearly eight miles. They are the eyes of the anti-aircraft batteries. We need plenty of them. So buy War Bonds every payday and top the quota In Washington.