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, today s News in Pictures . . .
escort carrier Card (foreground) watch as the U. S. S. Borie (arrow, right) was shelled by a sister
destroyer, the Barry (left, arrow). The Borie was disabled when she rammed a German sub
marine in a running fight in the Atlantic. She accounted for two U-boats- during the fight. An
American dive bomber finally sent the ship to the bottom with depth charges.
Two officers of the Borie are shown being transferred in a
canvas sack to the escort carrier Card from the rescuing de
Lt. Charles H. Hutchins (left), 31, of Pawtucket, R. I.,
skipper of the Borie,^ and Capt. Arnold J. Isbell of Chicago,
commander of the Card, hold the flag which was taken from
the Borie before she was destroyed. —A. P. Wirephotos.
D. C. Turkey Supply
Reported Periled by
Virginia Black Market
Pennsylvania Truckers
Said to Be Paying
Illegal Prices
Scores of truck drivers, reportedly
from Pennsylvania, are buying up
large supplies of turkeys at above
ceiling prices in the Piedmont sec
tion of Virginia, threatening the
Washington supply for the Thanks
giving trade, it was learned today.
The black market operations, ac
cording to an informed source in
the poultry industry here, center
ar»und Culpeper. Madison and Rap
pahannock — important turkey-pro
ducing areas.
Wholesalers in the areas appar
ently are powerless to halt the
drain to illegal channels as the op
erators offer producers prices above
the maximum set by the Office of
Price Administration.
A Washington dealer said he made
five long-distance telephone calls
this morning to producers and han
dlers in Virginia, but all told the
same story of no supplies because of
black market transactions.
The reports led to speculation on
whether the OPA would be forced
to halt trucks in an action similar
to that of last July in Delaware
when the black market in chickens
was at its height. Many trucks
halted near Dover by State police
were found to be carrying poultry
purchased at above-ceiling prices,
and their cargoes were seized.
An OPA spokesman said such a
move could be made in this case, but
that it would have to be done bv
State police.
Meanwhile, an official of the
District OPA admitted that “there
might not be enough turkeys for
everybody at Thanksgiving,” He
said authorities were looking into
the black market situation and
promised "we are going to try to get
turkeys for Washington if there is
any possible way.”
Poultry dealers here agree that
supplies are low and that prospects
for next week’s holiday are not
good. They insist they will sell at
legitimate prices or go without.
The OPA issued this price sched
ule for turkeys as guide for house
Retail dressed birds sold in group
1, 2 and 3 stores—53 cents a pound
under 16 pounds; 51 cents a pound
for birds weighing between 16 and
20 pounds; 49 cents a pound for
birds 20 pounds or over.
Dressed turkeys for group 4 stores
(larger chain stores)—52 cents a
pound, under 16 pound; 50 cents a
pound, 16 to 20 pounds, 48 cents a
pound, 20 pounds and over.
Drawn turkeys sold in group 1, 2
and 3 stores—63 cents a pound up to
13 pounds in weight; 59 cents a
pound, 13 to 16>4 pounds; 57 cents
a pound, 16Vi pounds and over.
Drawn turkeys sold in group 4
stores retail for one cent less in each
of the three categories established
for groups 1, 2 and 3 stores.
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NOVEMBER 15, 1943.
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Meeting Is Called
Tonight to Discuss
Selection of Bishop
Committee Members
Will Study Information
On Four Candidates
An informal meeting of lay and
clerical members of the Washington
Diocese Nominating Committee will
be held at the parish house of
St. Margaret's Church. Connecticut
avenue and Bancroft place N.W., at
8 o’clock tonight, to consider again
names of possible candidates to suc
ceed Right Rev. James E. Freeman
as Bishop of Washington.
A spokesman for the committee
indicated the meeting was arranged
in order to give all members “an
opportunity to discuss information”
acquired by their colleagues con
cerning candidates already placed
in nomination by the committee and
The Rev. Peyton R. Williams, rec
tor of Christ Church, Georgetown,
and secretary of the committee, ex
plained that the additional session
was “almost spontaneous” in
“Some of the members," he said,
“expressed a desire to have the
benefit of the study made by other
Two Subcommittees Were Named.
Two subcommittees, according to
Mr. Williams, were appointed at the
start of the committee’s work to
consider potential nominees. One,
headed by Henry P. Blair, studied
out-of-town clergy; the other,
headed by the Rev. Armand Eyler,
rector of St. Margaret's, concen
trated on local ministers.
It was a matter of comment in
the diocese last week that the com
mittee's formal report, released
Thursday, did not mention any
diocesan clergy among its final pref
erences. The men placed in nomi
nation are the Very Rev. Angus
Dun. Cambridge. Mass.; Dr. Donald
Bradshaw Aldrich, New York; Dr.
Dudley Scott Stark. Chicago, and
Very Rev. Sidney Edward Sweet.
St. Louis.
Dean Dun and Dr. Aldrich are
known in the dipcese, especially be
cause of conferences they have
sponsored at Washington Cathedral,
and Dr. Stark and Dean Sweet also
have been occasional visitors here;
but the fact that no local clergy were
put forward as alternate choices ad
mittedly aroused discussion through
out the diocese.
Meeting Closed to Public.
A layman who requested that his
name be withheld said today: “The
committee probably did not think it
necessary to say very much about
the local clergy because they are so
well known. If it had put a few
words into the report to that effect,
it would have prevented misunder
Mr. Williams stressed the privi
lege of members of the diocesan con
vention. called to meet November 23,
to place any number of candidates
in nomination.
Tonight's meeting, closed to the
public, may consider informally new
local names or even new names of
out-of-town clergy’, Mr. Williams
Miss Elizabeth G. Frere
Killed in Fall From Car
Miss Elizabeth G. Frere, 62, of
1321 Taylor street N.W.. died in
Emergency Hospital yesterday of
injuries received earlier in the day
when she fell from a parked car.
Coroner A. Magruder McDonald
said it was unlikely an inquest into
her death would be held.
Liquor Permit Hearing Set
A public hearing on an applica
tion by William J. Kessel, trading
as the Montgomery Hill Market,
Inc., 1003 Seminary road, Silver
Spring, Is scheduled at 2 p.m. No
vember 26 by the Montgomery
County Liquor Control Board. The
hearing will be held at the dis
pensary building in Silver Spring,
it was announced today.
Daily Rationing
Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.—
Book No. 2, X, Y and Z blue
stamps good through November 20.
Book No. 4, green stamps A, B and
C valid through December 20.
Meats, Fats. Etc.—Book No. 3, G, H
and J brown stamps valid through
December 4. Stamp K, now valid,
expires December 4. Stamp L
becomes valid November 21; stamp
M, November 28, and stamp N,
December 5.
Sugar—Stamp 29 In Book No. 4 good
for 5 pounds through January 15
Shoes—Stamp No. 18 in Book No. 1
and stamp 1 on the “airplane"
sheet of Book No. 3 valid now for
an indefinite period.
Gasoline—No. 8 A coupons good for
3 gallons each until February 8.
B and C coupons good for 2 gal
lons each.
Tire Inspection Deadlines—For C
coupon holders, November 30; for
A coupon holders, March 31, 1944.
Fuel Oil—Period No. 1 coupons, good
for 10 gallons a unit, valid now.
expire January 3.
man prisoners (left), still wearing Afrika Korps uniforms,
marches past British troops, mostly Australian and New Zea
land war prisoners, during ^ exchange at Barcelona, Spain.
Many had been in captivity for two years. They are inarching
toward their respective boats for the journey to their homelands.
—A. P. Wi^photo. i
Pedestrian Killed
While Crossing Road
In Nearby Virginia
Woman Seriously Hurt
By Hit-and-Run Auto
In Northeast Section
Elmer K. Boothe, 48, of Keysvllle,
Va., was killed last night when
struck by an automobile as he was
crossing the highway 15 miles south
of Alexandria, Va., adding another
traffic fatality to the heavy week
end toll in this area. Four persons
met death Saturday in accidents in
the District.
Virginia State police said Mr.
Boothe had parked his car and was
walking toward a roadside restau
rant. The driver of the vehicle was
exonerated by a coroner’s Jury, they
In another accident, Miss Irma
Frances Geliwas, 20, of 3101 Bunker
Hill Road, Mt. Rainer, Md., received
serious injuries according to police,
when struck by a hit-and-run auto
at Eighteenth and Bunker Hill
Road N.E. early today.
Three Others Injured.
Miss Goliwas was waiting for
friends to pick her up and take her
to the Naval Air Station, where she
is employed, police said. Casualty
Hospital physicians reported she re
ceived a fractured skull.
Three persons were taken to hos
pitals as results of accidents
Annie Williams, colored, 22, of
1731 Ninth street N.W., received
head injuries early today, police
said, when the taxicab in which she
was riding and another auto col
lieded at Eleventh and M streets
S.E. She was taken to Gallinger
Police said the taxi was operated
by Smith Williams, 39, colored, of
1731 Ninth street N.W. The driver
of the other car was listed as Hoyle
Laury, 34, of 602 Pennsylvania ave
nue SH.
Jessie McCain, colored, 41, of 748
Gresham place N.W., was struck by
an auto while crossing the street in
the 1400 block of U street N.W. early
last night. She was taken to Gar
field Hospital with a fractured leg.
Police listed the driver as Eddy
L. Fayle, 23, of the Naval Air Sta
tion, Patuxent River Base. Md.
Two Women Injured.
Lillian Benneditto. 53, of 1823 Otis
place N.E. was treated at Casualty
Hospital for cuts after an accident
at Montana and New York avenues
N.E. Thelma Ellis, 34, of 4805 South
Dakota avenue N.E. was admitted
to the hospital for treatment of
injuries to her lip.
Police said the two women were
rising in an auto operated by Robert
A. Boss, 58, of 4805 South Dakota
avenue N.E. which collided with a
trailer truck operated by Iven C.
Evans, 33, of Halethorpe, Md.
Victims of Accident Saturday.
Four persons were killed in traffic
accidents Saturday. They were:
Charles Henry Calaway, 63, of
Takomn Park, Md., and Miss Velma
Charles H. Calaway.
Alfred Headier.
Walsh. 20, of 3421 Fourteenth street
N.W., killed in an auto-fire engine
crash at Twenty-third and G streets
N.W.; Arthur R. Robinson, 25, of
6746 Eastern avenue N.W., killed
when the car in which he was riding
struck a tree at Klingle road and
Porter street N.W., and Alfred Head
ley, 21, of 1301 Savannah street S.E.,
fatally injured in a two-car collision
at Bladensburg road and Montana
avenue N.E.
Among those injured seriously
Saturday were:
Miss Marjorie Jacob, 23, of Ta
koma Park, Md., a victim of the
auto-fire engine crash, who was still
in a serious condition today at
Emergency Hospital: Pvt. Douglas
Coombe, 21, of 4826 Seventh street
N.W., injured in the Klingle road
accident, who was reported in good
condition at Emergency Hospital,
and Miss Peggy Scott, injured in
the two-car collision, who was re
ported in “fair” condition at Casu
alty Hospital. *
District Fire Chief Stephen Porter
today urged motorists to keep their
windows open sufficiently to hear
warning sounds from approaching
vehicles, as the result of the fire
engine accident Saturday.
He pointed out that during the
winter months many motorists keep
their windows closed, in the interest
of heat, constituting a dangerous
traffic hazard. Chief Porter also
said he believes more emphasis
should be placed on a driver's ability
to hear properly before a driver's
permit is issued.
Four Killed in Traffic
In Virginia and Maryland
RICHMOND, Va„ Nov. 15 UP).—
Three persons were killed and eight
injured in two week-end accidents
in Virginia. One man was burned
to death and another fatally injured
in the collision of a lumber truck
and an automobile near Lynchburg
Saturday night.
Thomas Neighbors, 36, of Route 2,
Lynchburg, was enveloped in flames
which swept over his truck after the
crash, and James Roger Lindsay, 23,
of Gladys, died of injuries he re
ceived. Four other persons were
In an accident near Lee Hall yes
terday, Miss Corrine Curtis, 19, of
Lee Hall, a student at Mary Wash
ington College at Fredericksburg,
was fatally injured and four girls
were injured. Their car collided
with a gasoline truck 2 miles from
Lee Hall. The injured included Miss
Curtis’ sister, Betty, two week-end
guests from Mary Washington; Miss
Madge Graham, Radford, and Miss
Mamie L. Smith, Maryland, and
Miss Myma Crafford, Lee Hall, a
student at the College of William
and Mary.
BRUNSWICK, Md„ Nov. 16 (JP).—
Robert Clarence Spring, 27, Clark’s
Gap, Ga., was killed and a com
panion was injured slightly Satur
day night when their truck was
struck by the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad’s National Limited at the
Maryland avenue
Seven of Mount Rainier Family
Now Serving America in War
The J. J. Hegener family of 320#
Otis street, Mount Rainier, has gone
all out for the war effort with seven
members of the household including
Mrs. Hegener’s husband, four sons
two stepsons, in the armed forces
and the Merchant Marine. All
seven enlisted.
The only male member of the
family not in the service is Mrs.
Hegener’s 15-year-old son, Robert
R. Klopfer, who, according to his
mother, is worried that the war
might be over before he can “get
in it.”
Mr. Hegener. who is 49, was a
chief petty officer in the Coast
Guard during the World War. He
enlisted again in the Coast Guard
last November and is now a warrant
officer stationed at Curtis Bay, Md.
Before his enlistment, Mr. Hegener
was employed at the Bureau of En
i graving and Printing.
In South Atlantic.
One of Mrs. Hegener's sons. Frank
E. Klopfer, 25, is a storekeeper,
second class, in the Navy. He en
listed in January of this year and
is now somewhere in the South
Mr. Klopfer attended McKinley
High School and was employed in
a credit union at the Navy Yard
before entering the service.
Another son, Richard D. Klopfer,
23, enlisted in the merchant marine
about two years ago. He also at
tended McKinley High before en
Pfc. William T. Klopfer, 20, who
is married, is a member of the Army
Air Forces ground crew in England.
He enlisted in December and was
employed at a garage here at the
time. He Is a graduate of McKin
ley and has been overseas for about
three weeks.
One Son Aviation Cadet.
A fourth son, Joseph E. Klopfer,
17, has just been sworn in as an
Army aviation cadet, after grad
uating from McKinley.
A stepson, Joseph J. Hegener, jr.,
19, enlisted in the merchant marine
in December and is somewhere in
the North Atlantic. He attended
school in Philadelphia, coming to
Mount Ranier with his father about
seven years ago. He was employed
in an electrical concern here at
the time of his enlistment.
A second stepson. Edward Heg
ener, 17, enlisted in the Navy about
two months ago and is now sta
tioned at Sampson, N. Y.
All of Mrs. Hegener’s sons are
natives of Washington. They have
lived in Mount Rainier since 1924.
Record Week's Total
Gives Deal School
Lead in Paper Drive
Over 53,000 Pounds
Collected by Single
Entrant in Campaign
Breaking all records in The Eve
ning Star-PTA Salvage-for-Victory
program, students at Alice Deal
Junior High School last week turned
in more than 30,000 pounds of news
papers. magazines and cardboard,
with all the figures not yet tabulated,
and jumped into a commanding lead
among the schools now in the drive.
So far recorded to Alice Deals
credit for the collecetion last week
are 24,595 pounds of newspapers and
5,680 pounds of magazines, for a
total of 30,275 pounds. Later figures
may increase the figure to about
40.000 pounds.
May Double Previous Record.
This collection boosted Alice Deal
into first place, with a figure of
53.170 pounds, or an average of 13,
290 pounds for the four collection
days. It exceeds by far, and perhaps
may more than double the Stuart
Junior High School s record total of
18.000 pounds for a single day’s col
lection in the last campaign, which,
until last week, had stood unchal
In addition, the weight for maga
zines collected sets a new high mark
in that classification.
On the basis of returns now in,
the leaders in the drive at present
are as follows:
Alice Deal_53,170 pounds
Shaw Junior.29,104 pounds
Jefferson Junior.27,214 pounds
Francis Junior_13,955 pounds
Randall Junior...13,821 pounds
Macfarland Junior_10,810 pounds
Wheatley -10,500 pounds
Hardy _ 9,196 pounds
Montgomery .. 9,065 pounds
Lafayette _ 8,828 pounds
Grand Total 485,254 Pounds.
Last week’s collection brought the
total for all schools since the start
of the campaign to 485,254 pounds.
The drive has gained momentum
in an encouraging manner since the
start of the drive, it was said. In
the first week collections totaled
32,316 pounds. The second week
total was 61,041; the third week,
72,677; fourth week, 132.951, and
fifth week, 186.269. With the grand
total only 15,000 pounds'short of the
half million mark, that milepost will
have been passed before today's
collections are completed, • it was
OPA Regional Director
Expected to Be Named
Today or Tomorrow
Civil Service Sejids
Names of 2 New Yorkers/
Jersey Man to Bowles
A new administrator for Region 2,
the Office of Price Administration,
which includes the District and five
States, was to be named late today
or tomorrow from among two New
Yorkers and a resident of Plainfield,
N. J., certified by the Civil Service
Commission today as eligible for the
$8.000-a-year post.
The names of Daniel P. Woolley
and Adolph Radnitzer, New York
City, and Emil A. Mesner, Plainfield,
were sent to OPA Administrator
Chester Bowles. One of the three
will be appointed by him to the
position vacated on October 22 by
Sylvan Joseph, who left regional
headquarters in New York with the
statement that he had had “about
all I can take.”
The vacancy attracted about 75
applications for the post which
directs OPA control in New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
and Maryland, in addition to the
When he resigned the position to
which he had jjjeen appointed the
day after Pearl Harbor, Mr. Joseph
said, “I've seen a lot of heat and
seen a lot of changes—it seems to
me this is the time to make a
change.” Mr. Joseph did not sav
what he meant by "a lot of heat,”
but he did say, “There are a lot of
people down in Washington, and
they don't know me and I don’t
know them.”
Mayor La Guardia's comment at
the time of Mr. Joseph's resignation
was that he would have a lot to say
when he came to Washington about
the administration of the New York
regional office. The Mayor has not
elaborated since.
Dr. Karelas Accepts
Georgia Hospital Post
Dr. George William Karelas, 29.
former Casualty Hospital staff mem
ber, left last night for Gainesville,
Ga., where he has accepted an ap
pointment as resident physician at
Hall County Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Karelas joined the Casualty
staff last December 29. He is a
native of Lowell, Mass.
Parks Planner to Speak
“The Future Development of the
Community” will be discussed by
Fred W. Tuemmler, planning direc
tor of the Maryland-National Capi
tal Park and Planning Commission,
at a meeting of the Edgemoor Cit
izens’ Association at 8 p.m. tomor
row at the Bethesda Elementary
School, Wilson lane.
Religious Objectors
Serve as 'Guinea Pigs'
In Research Work
Board Reports 7,000
Men Have Been Assigned
To Work Camps
Conscientious objectors are acting
as “guinea pigs” for medical experi
ments, landing by parachutes to
fight forest fires, operating an ambu
lance service in Puerto Rico and
serving in dozens of other capacities
in “work of national importance.’*
the National Service Board for Re
ligious Objectors reported today.
Approximately 7,000 men, the
board said, have been assigned to
work camps for the duration plus
six months. The board, which passes
on requests for the use of objectors,
turns down those which relate di
rectly to ttje war effort.
But the board agreed to let volun
teers become “guinea pigs” for tests
on flyers’ reactions to extreme high
Reviewed by Board.
Men with religious objections to
fighting also have volunteered to
drink sea water, expose themselves
to intense hot and cold weather,
carry lice and become infected with
influenza, jaundice and pneumonia
for medical research.
After the board approves a project,
it still has to be approved by selec
tive service, which rejects those
which might result in controversy,
such as putting objectors in super
visory positions o? prominent posts.
The board said it also had at
tempted to organize medical and
relief units for foreign service, but
two efforts failed. An ambulance
unit assembled to work along the
Burma road was refused passports
after buying $8,000 worth of equip
ment, and congressional action re
sulted in the recall from South
Africa of six men en route to China,
the first detachment of a 70-man
medical relief unit approved by
President Roosevelt.
Three Service Choices.
Of the men on Civilian Publie
Service projects, the board reported,
about 100 have left camps for
prison in protest against “church
administration of conscription,” the
lack of pay, the lack of “significant”
work or the military officers in
charge of the program. Another 419,
the board added, left the work
camps to join the Army, largely aa
1-A-O's for noncombatant service.
Men with religious objections to
war, the board pointed out, have
three choices — Civilian Public
Service projects, noncombatant serv
ice in the Army or prison. The
board said that roughly one out of
every thousand men called for serv
ice refuses to enter the armed forces.
The actual number of objectors in
the country, however, is not known,
since men in essential work, in the
ministry or physically disqualified
may be conscientious objectors al
though not classed as such.
Approximately 8.000 Seventh-Day
Adventists are serving in the Medi
cal Corps as 1-A-O*. The total
number of 1-A-Os in the Army,
however, is not known. These men
are treated the same as any other
soldiers, receiving the same pay and
; dependency allowances, but they are
not trained to bear arms.
Many Go to Prison.
Men whose sincerity as religious
objectors is doubted or who refuse
to go either to work camps or into
the Army for noncombatant duty
are sent to prison. Up to July 1,
the board reported, 2.071 men who
claimed to be conscientious objec
tors had been sent to prison,
although some have been paroled to
work projects or to noncombatant
The board gave this breakdown
of work being performed by men
on Civilian Public Service projects:
Forest service, 1,680; soil conserva
tion, 1,398; orderlies and attendants
in mental hospitals, 1,075; miscel
laneous work, 1.064; National Park
Service, 535: dairy farm assignments,
462: cottage masters, attendants,
craft teachers in training schools
and reformatories, 99; farm units,
95; dairy herd testers, 93; orderlies
in general hospitals. 84; “guinea
pigs" in medical research. 73; para
chute fire fighting, 64, and Puerto
Rico hospital unit, 30.
The board commented that treat
ment of objectors in this war was an
improvement over their treatment in
the last war because the basis of
objection to war had been put on
an individual basis of religious train
ing and belief rather than on mem
bership in a “peace church” and
exemption is now provided from
noncombatant as well as combatant
Taxicab Driver Robbed
By Two Men in Uniform
Two soldiers, one wearing the
stripes of a sergeant, held up and
robbed Robert Cohen, 26. a cab
driver residing at 21 Kennedy street
N.W., at gun point early today.
Mr. Cohen told police the men
hailed him downtown and ordered
him to drive them to an address in
the 1800 block of Lamont street
N.W. Arriving at their destination,
he said, one of the men said, “Wait
a minute,” then got out of the cab.
opened the front door and pointed
a gun at him.
Mr. Cohen said the weapon looked
like a .45 caliber automatic of the
type issued by the Army.
Panel on School Aims
I Mrs. Daniel C. Walser, president of
the Montgomery County Board of
Education, will participate in a panel
discussion of education aims at the
monthly meeting of the Rockville
Parent-Teacher Association in the
high school library tomerrow night.
Stunt at 'Sons O' Fun' Show
Brings $10,000 Damaae Suit
Dr. Michael J. Harris, 1000 Rit
tenhouse street N.W., a dentist, to
day filed suit in District Court for
$10,000 damages for a broken bone
in his foot and a chipped anklg
which he said resulted from being
forced to the stage during a per
formance of the “Sons O’ Fun” show
at the National Theater "on or
about November 11.”
Attorney Nathan M. Brown, who
with Attorney Samuel B. Brown
filed the suit, said the injuries were
received during a stunt in connec
tion with the show, which closed
The suit claims Dr. Harris was
"negligently and carelessly as
saulted” and that against his will
he was forced on the stage. The
suit charges the injuries were re
ceived when he was “thrown to the
floor” of the stage.
According to Edmund Plohn, Na
tional Theater manager. Dr. Harris
participated in the “Paul Jones
dance,” an act in which chorus girls
danced with members of the audi
ence in the aisles and later led them
to the stage where they continued
the dance.
' The defendants were listed as
the E Street Theater Corp., trading
as the National Theater; Messrs.
Shubert, a corporation; “Sons o'
Pun,” Select Theaters Corp,, Ola
Olsen and Chid Johnson.

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