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AITCHESON. LTjHOBERt D. Suddenly, on Saturday. Janwfry 22. 1944. at Mln den, La.. Lt. ROBERT D. AITCHESON. V. S. Air Corps, beloved son of William and Marlon D. Aitcheson of Beltsvllle. Md.; brother of Mrs. Marlon A. Updike and Lt. William W. Aitcheson, U. 8. N. R. . Services at St. John's Episcopal Church, Beltsvllle. Md.. on Thursday, January 27, at 2 p.m. Interment Tort Lincoln Ceme tery. BECKER, JEANETTE. On Monday. Jan uary 24. 1944, JEANETTE BECKER of 3481 Holmead place n.w., the beloved wife of Frederick W. Becker and mother of Mrs. Dorothy Ellis, Frederick W. Becker, Jr.; Mrs. Lillian Weamer, Ralph Becker, Mrs. Virginia Dolan and Harold Becker. Services at the S. H. Hines Co. funeral home. 2901 14th st. n.w.. on Thursday, January 27, at 10 a.m. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. BOWLES, GEORGE. On Wednesday, January 28. 1944, at-his residence. 705 Lawrence ave., Takoma Park. Md.. GEORGE BOWLES, beloved husband of Mrs Eliza Bowles, brother .of James Bowles. Florence Tyson and lola Meads. Hs also leaves other relatives and friends. Notice of funeral later; Arrangements by W. Ernest Jarvis. BROOKS, JOHN WESLET. Departed this life January 23. 1944, at 1520 9th et. n.w.. JOHN WESLEY BROOKS, beloved husband of Mrs. Josephine Brooks. He alio is survived by four children, Alphonzo and John Wesley, jr.; Mrs. Bessie Berber and Mary E. Brooks: two sisters. Mrs. Maggie Brooks and Mrs. Rebecca Minor: one brother. Georgs' Brooks of Philadel phia: eight grandchildren, one treat grandchild and a hostwof other relatives and friends. After 2 p.m. Wednesday. January 26, friends may call at Rollins' funeral home, 4339 Hunt pi. n.e.. where services will be held Thursday. January 27. at 1:30 p.m.. Rev. E. L. Johnson officiating. Interment Payne s Cemetery. • „ BROWN, EUGENE F. On Monday. Jan uary 24. 1944, at Freedmen's Hospital. EUGENE F. BROWN, son of the late Mary E. Johnson, devoted brother»of Mary E. Weems. Joseph Johnson and Ruth Taylor; nephew of Mrs. Joseph Brooks. He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends. Remains will lie In state at the First Bap tist Church, Lakeland. Md., after 3 P.m. Thursday. January 27. Funeral services Friday. January 28, at 2 p.m.. st the above church. Rev. J. A. Franklin officiating. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by W. Ernest Jarvis. 27 BRQWN. SOPHIE. On Saturday. Janu ary 22, 1944. SOPHIE BROWN, aunt of George C. Pinker, sister-in-iaw of Mrs. Hattie Matthews. Remains resting at Frazier's funeral home. 380 R. I. ave. n.w . where funeral services will be held on Thursday. January 27. at 1 p.m. Interment Payne’s Ceme tery. BUCKEY. Lt. NORMAN LAWRENCE, C. A. F. Suddenly, on Saturday. January 22. 1944. near Norfolk. Va., Lt. NORMAN LAWRENCE BUCKEY, C. A. P.. of 3922 Oliver st., Hyattsvllle. Md.. brother of J. A. Buckey and Mrs. Hazel Johnson. Services st Chambers' Riverdale funeral home on Thursday, January 27. at 2 P m. Interment George Washington Memorial Cemetery. CANFIELD. MAJ. ROBERT W Pre viously reported missing in action, now re ported killed in action near Cologne, Ger many. August 12. 1943, Ma). ROBERT W. CANFIELD. Air Force. Army of the United States, husband of Camilla Hooper Brown Canfield and lather of George and Camilla Canfield. CATLETT, PEARL MAE. On Tuesday, January 25. 1944. at Freedmen's Hospital. PEARL MAE CATLETT, devoted wife of Raymond Catlett, mother of Claudia E. Catlett, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Ralph Riley, sister of Sergt Ralph, Pvt Stanley. Pvt. Harry and Walter Riley. Many other relatives and friends also survive. Re mains resting at the Dovie G. Brooks fu neral home. 1200 Florida ave. n.w. Notice of funeral later. COLEMAN. ANNIE HUNTER. On Mon day. January 24. 1944. at Doctors Hos pital. ANNIE HUNTER COLEMAN, wife of John Francis Coleman of the Wardman Park Hotel. , , , Friends are invited to call at Gawler s chapel. 1750 Pa ave. n.w., where services will be held on Thursday, January 27. at 11 a m Interment New Orleans. La. COOK. CHARLES FREDERICK. On Wednesday. January 26. 1944. at the United States Naval Hospital. Bethesda. Md.. CHARLES FREDERICK COOK, hus band of Louise Baldwin Cook and father of Baldwin Frederick Cook. Services will be private, followed by in terment in Arlington National Cemetery. Please omit flowers. 27 DAVIS. FAY. Departed this life Sat urday, January 22, 1944. at Gallinger Hos pital. FAY DAVIS of 408 63rd st. n.e. She leaves to mourn their loss a devoted father and mother. Mr. George E. Davis and Mrs Maggie Davis: one daughter. Audrey: five brothers and four sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. The remains are resting at the Hall Bros.' funeral chapel 1400 S st. n.w Funeral services Friday. January 28. at 1 p m . at the Holy Sanctified Church. Rtdgley rd. and Central ave.. Rev. J. P. Simms officiating. Interment Payne's Cemetery. 26 DAWSON, PARTHENIA S. On Tuesday. January 25. 1944. PARTHENIA S DAW SON. wife of the late Charles M. Dawson and mother of Charles E Dawson. Friends may call at the W. W. Deal funeral home. 816 H st. n.e. Services at Union Cemetery. Leesburg, Va., on Friday. January 28, at 2:30 p.m. 27 DAY, MERRILL E. On Tuesday. Janu ary 25, 1944, at his residence. 1006 South Carolina ave. s c., MERRILL E. DAY. be loved son of Lillie Day. brother of William W and Charles E. Day, Mamie S. Perry. Grace D. Feger. Minnie A. Shelton and Mary E. Slocombe. Services at Chambers' funeral home. 517 11th st. s.e.. on Friday, January 28. at 1 p m. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery. 27 DORR, LEON C„ SR. On Tuesday. January 25. 1944. LEON C. DORR. Sr., of 1535 Gales st, n.e., beloved husband of Eunice B. Dorr. Funeral from the funeral home of Frank Geier's Sons' Co.. 3605 14th st. n.w.. on Friday, January 28. at 9:30 am. Re quiem mass at the Church of the Holy Name at 10 am Relatives and friends Invited, Interment Mount Olivet Ceme tery. 27 ENGLISH. JAMES J. On Tuesday. Jan uary 25. 1944. at 9:45 a m . at his resi dence. Scotland Grove. Md., JAMES J. ENGLISH, beloved husband of Eliza J. English, father of James Lester English, stepfather of Ella B Hill. Remains rest ing at the Snowden & Davis funeral home. Rockville. Md Funeral Friday at 1 p.m. from the Scotland Grove A. M. E. Zion Chvuch. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. 27 FREELAND. HORACE. On Monday. January 24. 1944. at Glenn Dale Sani tarium. HORACE FREELAND He is sur vived by two sisters, other relatives and friends Remains resting with L. E. Murray A Son. 1337 10th st. n.w., wnere services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Inter ment in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. ‘ FRYE, ELIZABETH. On Monday. Jan uary 24. 1044. at her residence. 314-A V at n.w.. ELIZABETH FRYE, wife of the late Scott Frye and beloved mother of Benjamin H. and Lawton J. Frye. Notice of funeral later. Arrangements by McGuire. HAWKINS, TERESA ANN. On Tues day. January 25. 1944, at Children's Hos pital. TEBESA ANN HAWKINS, beloved daughter ol Cecil H. and Veronica E. Haw kins. Services at Chambers’ funeral home. 517 11th st. s.e., on Thursday. January 27, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Fort Lincoln Cemetery. HEWITT. JOSEPH M. On Tuesday, Jan uary 25, 1944. JOSEPH M. HEWITT of 1349 Fla. ave. n.w., beloved husband of Mrs. Addle Hewitt. Services at the 8. H. Hines Co. funeral home. 2901 14th st. n.w.. on Thursday. January 27. at 3 P.m. Interment National Memorial Park 28 HOKE, WILLIAM E. A special com munication of Lebanon Lodge. No. 7, F. A. A M.. is hereby colled for Thursday. January 27, 1944. at 2 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, to conduct Masonic services for the late brother. WILLIAM E. HOKE. P. D. D. O. M. Anchor Lodge. No 443. St. Louis Mo WILLIAM H. HINSON. Master. CHARLES F. RIECKS. Secretary. HUGHEN, KEENER M. On Monday. January 24. 1944. at Providence Hospital. KEENER M. HUGHEN. the beloved hus band of Christine V. Hughen and father of Grace E. Hughen. Services at Chambers’ funeral home. 517 11th st s.e.. on Thursday. January 27, at 12:30 P.m. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery. LOVEJOV, MILDRED THELMA. On Monday, January 24. 1944, MILDRED THELMA LOVEJOY, beloved wife of How ard W. Loveioy. mother of Judith Fay Loveioy, daughter of John O. and Nannie L. Marshall and sister of Mrs Violet Bartlemes and Charles W. Marshall. Services at Chambers' funeral home, 1400 Chapin st. n.w., on Thursday. Jan uary 27, at 2 p.m. Interment Fort Lin coln Cemetery. MACRAE, MARY ELIZA. On Monday. January 24, 1044. MARY ELIZA MACRAE of 2804 14th st. n.w., daughter of the late John Robert and Hannah Tomlin Macrae. Services at the S. H. Hines Co. funeral home. 2901 l4th st. n.w.. on Thursday, January 27. at 12 noon. Interment Ar lington National Cemetery. 26 FUNERAL DIRECTORS. V. L. SPEARE CO. Neither succeaaor to nor connected with 1009'hsT. &.«r rrs-sr FRANK GEIER’S SONS CO 1113 7th St. N.W NA 2478 3605 14th St N.W BO 2828 Our Charges Are Reasonable. J. William Lee’s Sons Co. 4th and Maaa. Are. N.E. LL SMS. PUNSRAL DIRECTORS. Crematorium. FUNERAL DESIGNS. GUDE EROS. CO. fi«r1 piscm laia r at. n.w_Nation*! «m GEO. C. SHAFFER, Inc. Cor. 14th G Eye Dttttfe*. MARSHALL, PVT. ROBEBT MeCLEAEY. On December 30. 1943, in Italy, Pvt. ROB ERT McCLEARY MARSHALL beloved hus band of Marguerite Marshall and beloved son of Robert M. and Edith Marshall. 6112 7th st. n.w. Memorial services st Albright Memorial Church. 4th and Rlttenhouse sts. n.w., Bunday, January 30. at 11:16 a.m. 29 MARTIN. MARGARET E. Or. Monday. January 24, 1944, at the Alexandria Hos Bital, MARGARET E. MARTIN, sister of Irs. Celia Neale and Mrs. Mamie F. Fan ning. Remains resting at her late resi dence. 9 West Windsor avs., Alexan der Va. Funeral services at St. Rita's, Alexan dria, Va., Thursday. January 27. at 9:30 a.m. Interment In Mount Olivet Ceme tery, Washington, D. C. McDonald, ruth Inez, on Sunday. January 23. 1944, at Providence Hospital, RUTH INEZ MCDONALD, beloved daugh ter of James and Ines McDonald. Services at Chambers’ funeral home, 617 11th st. s.e., gn Wednesday, January 20. at 12:30 p.m. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. O’BERRY. EMORY L. On Tuesday. January 26. 1944, at Mount Alto Hospital. EMORY L. O'BERRY of 664 C at. n.e.. be loved husband of Isabel E. O Berry and father of Pfc. Emory H. O’Berry, U. B. A., and Beaman. Second Class. Charles W. O’Berry, U. 8. N. Friends may call at the Lee funeral home, 4th st. and Mass. ave. n.e.. where services will be held on Friday. January 28. at 1 p.m. Interment Arlington Na tional Cemetery. POWELL. MARTHA E. On Wednesday. January 26. 1944. at the Southern Relief Home. MARTHA E. POWELL, daughter of the late Robert and Jane Powell and sister of Miss Virginia Powell. Remains resting at the 8. H. Hines Co. funeral home. 2901 14th st. n.w., until 10 a.m. Friday. Jan tjary 28. Services and interment Fairfax, Va. 27 RAU. EMMA J. On Monday. January 24. 1944, EMMA J. RAU of 3240 Hiatt place n.w.. widow of the late Albert Otto Rau and mother of Kathryn B. and Wil liam S. Rau. She also leaves two grand chlldren, William, jr.. and Richard Albert Rau. Services at the S. H. Hines Co. funeral home. 2901 14th st. n.w.. on Thursday. January 27. at 1:30 p.m. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery. RAY. BERTHA. On Tuesday. January 25. 1944, at 5437 Conn. ave. n.w.. BERTHA RAY. beloved wife of the late John Ellis Ray, mother of Chesley Ray and grand mother of Mrs. Helen Canfield. Funeral from the James T. Ryan funeral home. 317 Pa ave. s.e.. on Thursday. Jan uary 27. at 2 p m. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery. 26 RENKES. GEORGE PETER. On Tues day. January 26. 1944. at Georgetown University Hospital, GEOROE P. RENKES, beloved husband of Marie Renkes (nee Rexeison) and father of Dorothy Renkes of 108" North Edison st.. Arlington, Va. Funeral from the above residence on Thursday, January 27, at 9:30 a.m Re auiem mass at St. Thomas More s Church, Arlington. Va . at 10 a m. Interment Co lumbia Gardens Cemetery. Arlington. Va. ROBEY. IRA NORRIS. On Monday. January 24. 1944. at Sibley Memorial Hospital. IRA NORRIS ROBEY of 740 Newton st. n.w . huaband of the late Nan nie Robey, father of Edgar N. Robey and brother of John F., Albert A. and Lloyd B. Robey. Services at Ihe S. H. Hines Co. funeral home. 2901 14th st. n.w.. on Thursday, January 27. at 1 p.m. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery. ROBEY. JULIET C. Suddenly, on Mon day. January 24, 1944, at her residence. 1605 Isherwood st. n.e . JULIET C. ROBEY (nee Kane), beloved wife of Capt. Edward Blanchard Robey and mother of Sergt. Hugh E.. Corpl. John W. and William L. Robey. Mrs. Beatrice Craig and Mrs. Laura R. Flaherty. Friends may call at the Lee funeral home. 4th st. and Mass. ave. n.e., until Thursday, January 27. at 8:30 am.; thence to Holy Comforter Catholic Church. 14th and East Capitol sts., where requiem mass will be offered at u a m. Relatives and lriends invited. Interment Washing ton National Memorial Cemetery. 26 ROSE. OTTO E. Suddenly, on Tuesday. January 25. 11)44, at his residence, 736 10th st. s.e . OTTO E. ROSE, beloved hus band of Emily C. Rose, stepfather of Wal ter A. and Mary Higdon and Grace Higdon Merchant and brother of William H. Rose of Irvington, N. J. Friends may call at Ilfs late residence, where services will be held on Thursday, January 27, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Arlington Na tional Cemetery. (Annapolis. Md.. and Newark, N. J., papers please copy.) ROSE, OTTO E. Suddenly, on Tuesday. -" January 25. 1944, at his resi dence, 730 10th st. s.e., OTTO E. ROSE, beloved ship mate of Branch 4. Fleet Re serve Association. Friends may tall at his late residence, where services will be held on Thursday. January 27. at 1:30 p.m. Members of Branch 4 are invited to at tend services. SANFORD. JOHN EDWARD. On Janu ary 21. 1944. at Los Angeles, Calif., JOHN EDWARD SANFORD of Van Nuys. Calif., ton of the late Capt. Edward H. and Mary E. Sanford of Baltimore, Md., and brother of Mrs. James D. Preston and Charles E Sanford of Washington. D. C. • SCHARF. JACOB. On Tuesday. Janu ary 25. 1944, at his home, St. Marys City. Md., JACOB SCHARF. beloved son of the late Rev. J. G. and Sarah K Scharf and brother of ■ Charles. William, Sarah and Elizabeth Scharf. Remains resting at the Colonial funeral home of Wm. Reuben Pumphrey. Rockville. Md. Notice of funeral later. SMITH, PAUL F. On Tuesday. January 25. 1944, PAUL F. SMITH, beloved hus band of Bertha E. Smith (nee Sartwell) and brother of George W. and May C. Smith. Funeral' services at fhe T. F. Costello funeral home. 1722 North Capitol st. No tice of time later. STOCK. HAZEL M. On Wednesday. January 26. 1944. at her residence, 114 West Grant ave., Takom* Park. Md. HAZEL M. 8TOCK. beloved wife of Harry E. ftock and mother of Harry E. Stock. Jr., and Richard L. Stock. Remains rest ing at the S. H. Hines Go. funeral home. 2901 14th st. n.w. Notice of funeral later. TURTON, WILLIAM HENRY. On Tues day, January 25, 1944, at his home. 6318 Maple ave.. Chevy Chase, Md . WILLIAM HENRY TURTON, beloved husband of Margaret L. Turton. Remains resting at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase funeral home of Wm Reuben Pumphrey. Funeral services Thursday. January 27. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, where requiem mass will be offered at 10 a m. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. VAN NUYS, FREDERICK. On Tuesday. January 25. 1944. at his residence. Vienna, Va.. Hon. FREDERICK VAN NUYS. hus band of Marie Van Nuys and father of Ensign William Van Nuys. U S. N. Re mains resting at the S H. Hines Co. fu neral home. 2901 14th st. n.w.. until 3 p.m. Thursday, January 27 Funeral services at Indianapolis. Ind . on Friday. January 28. at 1 p.m. Inter ment following at Anderson, Ind. WALKER, DORA. On Sunday. January 23,1944. DORA WALKER, wife of the late William H. Walker, sister of Fred J. Reher man of Evansville. Ind.. and Mrs. Mayme Grisweld of Miami. Fla. Services at Chambers' funeral home. 517 11th st. s.e., on Thursday. January 27. at 9 a m. Interment George Washington Me morial Cemetery. WATTS, JAMES. On Friday. January 21. 1944. JAMES WATTS, brother of Har riet Grlmdge. Mary and Maude Carter. Other relatives and friends also survive Remains resting at the Malvan A Schey funeral home, N. J. ave. and R st. n.w., where services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. • Jn iHmuriam , BAUMANN MARGARET E. In sad but loving remembrance of our dear wife, mother, sister-in-law and aunt, MAR GARET E. BAUMANN (nee Inscoel, who departed this life fourteen years ago to day. January 20. 1930. Loving and kind in all her ways. Upright and Just to the end of her days; Sincere and kind in heart and mind. What a beautiful memory she left behind. HER LOVING DAUGHTER AND HUS BAND. BETTY AND FRED. A face that is ever before us, A voice we cannot forget: A smile that will last forever. In memories we can never see. Memories are treasures rio one tan steal. HER LOVING SISTER-IN-LAW. BROTH ER-IN-LAW AND NEPHEW, TRESA. ARTHUR AND FAMILY. • BURKE. WILLIAM AND ANNIE. In sad memory of my parents. WILLIAM BURKE, who died January 26, 1935. and ANNIE BURKE, who died January 23. 1935. My heart still aches with 'sorrow, My eyes shed bitter tears. God only knows how I miss you At the end of these nine ytars. THEIR DAUGHTER. EDNA WHEELER, 2617 K st. n.w. • BURTON, BASIL L. In memory of our dear father, BASIL L. BURTON, who passed away six years ago today. January 26, -1938. THE FAMILY. • CORRY. RENNA B. In memory of my mother. RENNA B. CORRY, who left this life four years ago today. January 20, 1940. HER SON. • CORUM. FANNIE. A tribute of love to the beautiful life she shared with me is a cherished memory forever of my devoted mother. FANNIE CORUM, who departed this 'ife seven years ago today, January 20, 1937. DEVOTED DAUGHTER, MABEL. • DUNCAN, LUCILE B. A special tribute In memory of our loved one. LUCILE B. DUNCAN, who left us eight years ago to night. January 26, 1936. MAUDE V. POWELL, SAMUEL E. POWELL. S. 1/C, S. P. (8.). • HELVIN, MINNIE A. In loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother. MINNIE A. HELVIN. who departed this life one year ago today, January 26. 1943. Just a pause of %weet remembrance, Just a memory fond and true; Just a token of our devotion That our hearts still thinks of you. DOROTHY. CATHERINE AND GRAND CHILDREN. • HELVIN, MINNIE A. In loving mem ory of our dear mother, MINNIE A. HEL VIN. who passed away one year ago today, January 26. 1943. Peacefully sleeping, resting at last. ' Life’s weary trials and suffering past; In silence she suffered, in patience she bore. Until God called her home to suffer no more. The sunshine from our lives is gone. The volte we loved Is still; A place Is vacant in our hearts This world can never fill. ERMA, VERNON AND SISTERS. • . A Waddy B. Wood, 74, Famous Architect, Dies in Virginia Waddy Butler Wood, 74, one of Washington's best-known architects, who designed the new Interior De partment Building and many other buildings in Washington, died yes terday near Warrenton, Va„ where he had lived for the past several years. Beginning his career in 1892, Mr. Wood formerly was a member of the firm of Wood, Donn & Deming. He was a construction architect for the Southern Railway Co. and designed the Southern Railway Office Build ing, the Potomac Electric- Power Co. Office Building and the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. Building. Bom on June 19,1869, in St. Louis, Mr. Wood was the son of Capt. Charles and Clara Forsyth Har graves Wood, and was educated at the Virginia Polytechnical Institute. Designed Many Homes. As a member of the architectural firm here for 16 Vears, he also helped design many residences. Among them were the homes of Mrs. Phillis Sheridan, Gen. C. L. Futzhugh, Dr. Gallaudet and the Bachelor Apart ment house. During the last war, Mr. Wood designed temporary buildings for practicaly all branches of the Gov ernment. He designed the two buildings on Lafayette Square erect ed by the Brookings Institution, the Stock Exchange Building, the Chi nese Embassy, the Carnegie Insti tute’s Geophysical and Terrestrial Magnetism Laboratories and the Commercial National Bank Build ing, as well as the Navy Annex Building, Holton Arms School and many other semipublic institutions. He also was in charge of the remod eling of the old State, War and Navy Building, now the State De partment. In a letter addressed to Henry Morgenthau on November 2, 1925, by President Roosevelt, then a member of the New York law firm of Roosevelt and O’Connor, refer ence was made to the service Mr. Wood had rendered the Govern ment during the Wilson Adminis tration. Mr. Roosevelt also called atten tion to the fact that Mr. Wood was seeking to solve at that time, in “a common sense way, the problem of housing tne women employes in the Government service.” At no time had Mr. Wood fol lowed a traditional style, but his designs showed familiarity with the past as well as a vision of the fu ture. Worked in Virginia. Working not only in the District, he had designed numerous build ings in nearby States. He remodeled Woodlawn, tne old home of Eleanor Parke Custls, given to her by George Washington, and acquired several years ago by the late Senator Un derwood of Alabama. He also de signed the rectory of the Episcopal Church at Warrenton, Va.; the res idence of Fairfax Harrison at Nokesville, Va.. and the home of Lawrence Lee at Leesburg, Va. Some years ago, he had charge of remodeling the Chevy Chase Club, and it was he who planned and headed the creation of the court of honor for President Roosevelt’s in augurals, as well as for that of Woodrow Wilson.. Many letters from distinguished clients testify to his ability and to their satisfaction with Mr. Wood’s designing. A fellow of the American Institute of Architects and past president of that organization’s Washington branch, he also belonged to the Co lumbia Historical Society, the Vir ginia Historical Society and the So ciety of Cincinnati in Virginia, the Metropolitan Club, Chevy Chase Club and Alfalfa Club of Washing ton. He was a member of the Epis copal church. Surviving are his widow, the for mer Elizabeth Lindsay Lomax, whom he married in 1898; two daughters, Mrs. Robert H. Hadow and Miss Virginia Hargraves Wood, well-known New York artist, and a sister, Mrs. Garrard Glenn of Char lottesville. Funeral services will be held at 3 p m. tomorrow in Ivy City, Va., with burial there. Man Is Found Dead Beside Open Gas Jets Merrell E. Day, 33, of *1006 South Carolina avenue S.E., died today after being found unconscious in the kitchen of his home, where other occupants detected the odor of escapihg gas. police reported He was pronounced dead by a physician who was summoned from Emergency Hospital. A note addressed to Mr. Day’s mother was found near the body. Gas was escaping from open jets of the kitchen stove, according to police. Mr. Day had been in ill health for some time neighbors said. Coi. Sir John Leslie Dies GLASLOUGH, Eire, Jan. 26 <>P).— Col. Sir John Leslie, 86-year-old Irish baronet, died yesterday. His late wife was an aunt of Winston Churchill. Heir to the title is John Randolph Leslie, 58, author and journalist, who uses the pen name of Shane Leslie. In dUmartoin HICKS, HENSON B. Sacred to the memory of my dear husband. HENSON B. HICKS, who entered the Great Beyond January 28. 1943. All to myself I think of you. Think of the thinks we used to do: Think of the thlnes we used to say. Think cf each happy yesterday. Sometimes I sikh and sometimes I smile, But I keep each olden, solden while All to myself. DEVOTED WIFE. WILLIE. • HUDSON. DEACON JAMES M. In sad but lovine remembrance of our dear hus band and father, Deacon JAMES M. HUD SON, who entered into rest one year ako today, January 26. 1943. Until memory fails and life departs. Tou will live forever In our hearts. LOVING WIFE AND DAUGHTER. • LEAR, ARDELLA H. A tribute to the memory of my wife, ARDELLA H. LEAR, who died eieht years aao today* January 26. 1936. HER HUSBAND, NORMAN W. LEAR. • PRYOR, MABEL. In fond memory of my aunt, MABEL PRYOR, who departed thlsgllfe five years ako today, January 26, Some day, somewhere, our paths will meet akaln. NIECE. MABEL 8. FAIRCLAW. • RAGAN, ARCHIE A. In lovlnk remem brance of my dear husband. ARCHIE A. RAGAN, who passed away one year aao today, January 26. 1943. May he rest in peace. HIS WIFE, KATIE E. RAGAN. • SMITH, ELIJAH W. In lovlnk memory of our devoted father. ELIJAH W. SMITH, who died January 26. 1941. Asleep In Jesus, blessed sleep. M08ES, JULIA, LILLIAN. • TAYLOR, CALLIE S. Yesterday broukht sad but fond memories of my dear friend, CALLIE 8. TAYLOR, who left me one year ako, January 25. 1943. I kept vi*U at your bedside And saw you slowly passlnk on; It Riled my heart with sadness When I knew that you had tone. YOUR DEVOTED FRIEND, RHODA (PAU LINE) CURTIS. • WALKER, lee ANDREW. Sacred to the memory of my beloved husband, LEE ANDREW WALKER, who passed into the Great Beyond three years aao today, Jan uary 26. 1941. DEVOTED WIFE, OB2IENE M. WALKER. • WADDY BUTLER WOOD. —Blank & Stohler Photo. —--— r Death of Van Nuys May Make Bilbo Head Of District Committee The death of Senator Van Nuys, Democrat, of Indiana will not change party strength in the Senate pending the next election, since the Hoosier State has a Democratic Governor. No indication of who will be appointed to finish his term is expected, however, until after the funeral. Senate officials today were await ing the return of Mrs. Van Nuys from the West before announcing funeral arrangements for their col league, whose death yesterday at his home in Vienna, Va., will necessitate changes in the chairmanships of several committees. Senator McCarran, Democrat, of Nevada, now head of the District Committee, is slated to succeed the Indianan as chairman of the im portant Judiciary Committee. Senator Bilbo, Democrat of Mis sissippi, now chairman of the Pen sions Committee, may take over the helm of the District Committee, although he has refrained from discussing the question. McCarran Would Shift. Senator McCarran said that if it was necessary for him to relinquish the chairmanship of the District Committee to accept the judiciary chairmanship he would do so. Senator Van Nuys' seat would have been at issue in the Novem ber elections this year had he lived. He was elected the last time in1 1938. In 1938, there was a movement in the State Democratic organization to deny Senator Van Nuys renomina tion. but he threatened to run as an Independent—a move which would have split the party vote and assured election of a Republican—and the Indiana Democratic convention yielded. The opposition was based principally on his refusal to support President Roosevelt's Supreme Court reorganization plan in 1937. roe or rronioition. A bitter foe of prohibition. Senator Van Nuys was elected originally in 1932 on a repeal platform, unseating the veteran Republican James E. Watson, and at the time of his death was conducting an investiga tion of the liquor shortage and monopolies he contended had sprung up in the industry. His current legislative efforts also included sponsorship of an antilynching bill which is pending before the Judi ciary Committee. Although opposing the administra tion on some domestic issues, Sen ator Van Nuys was a firm supporter of President Roosevelt's foreign policies. His vote broke a commit tee tie and gave a favorable commit tee report in 1939 to the President’s proposal to repeal the arms embargo which had prevented large-scale American aid to Britain. Senator and Mrs. Van Nuys, the former Marie Krug, had one son, William, a lieutenant in the Naval Air Corps, who is serving overseas. Died of Hemorrhage. With Senator Van Nuys’ death, the Democrats hold 57 Senate seats, the Republicans 37 and the Progressive party 1. However, a Democratic successor to Senator Van Nuys is expected to be appointed by Demo cratic Gov. Henry F. Schricker. Because of a slight cold. Senator Van Nuys had stayed away from the Senate for several days, but called no physician and remained at his home in Virginia. Dr. Thomas M. Peery, Washington physician, who performed an autopsy on Senator Van Nuys’ body, reported to Fairfax County Coroner T. B. McCord that the Senator died from a hemorrhage. Lt^Norman Buckey's Funeral Tomorrow Funeral services for Lt. Norman L. Buckey, 40, first Civil Air Patrol pilot from the District area to be killed on duty, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Chambers' Riverdale funeral home with burial in George Washington Memorial Cemetery. Lt. Buckey, who lived at 3922 Oliver street, Hyattsvihe, Md„ was killed with his co-pilot, Lt. Albert C. Kendrick, a resident of Gastonia, N. C.. when their plane crashed near Norfolk, Va., Saturday. He had been a member of the CAP since January, 1942, and served with a tow-target squadron at Langley Field, Va. He formerly was engaged in the upholstering business here. Surviving are a brother, J. A. Buckey, Hyattsville, and a sister, Mrs. Hazel Johnson, Washington. Hampshire Heights Citziens Plan Party Plans for a "leap year and victory night,” to be held at the Barnard School on February 29, were made last night at a meeting of the Ex ecutive Committee of the Hampshire Heights Citizens’ Association at 301 Delafleld place, air-raid center. At the meeting, held in lieu of the monthly membership session because of recent restrictions on the use of schools for civic purposes, W. C. Poteet was appointed acting secre tary to replace Mrs. William A. Tay lor. who resigned. Percival J. Ableman was appointed by Ellsworth Rue, president, as chairman of a Juvenile Delinquency Committee. Woman Badly Burned By Mattress Fire Tony Lopez, 21, colored, 500 block of Columbia road N.W., was seriously burned early today when the mat tress of her bed at the Logan Hotel, Thirteenth street and Logan Circle, was ignited, police said, by a burning cigarette. At Emergency Hospital, her con dition was said to be critical. War Plants Revealed In Peak Production; More Shifts Planned • Br the Associated Press. Arms production, which began months before the Pearl Harbor at tack as the "defense effort” and soon changed to the "war effort.” apparently has reached its goal—vic tory volume. That was the implication drawn from the announcement of Chair man Donald Nelson of the War Production Board last night that December output totals had leveled off to approximately the same as the previous month and that there is no overall increase planned for this year, though there still will be shifts of major emphasis. Mr. Nelson’s report, which dis closed, among other production at tainments, an impressive Navy rec ord of fighting vessels constructed, brought out that Instead of the pre vious aims of more and more, some war tools would be produced in greater volume, others in lesser and general production would continue at 1943 levels. Ship Record Impressive. The Navy, he said, had these new ships either in action or ready for it at the end of last year: Two 45.000-ton battleships, 11 cruisers, 15 aircraft carriers, 50 car rier escorts, 128 destroyers, 306 de stroyer escorts and 56 submarines. The Navy goal is a 50 per cent boost in tonnage for 1944. Other increases this year will be in aircraft, 65 per cent; ships in general, 20 per cent, and signal and electronic equipment. 35 per cent. However, there will be a down ward trend in production for the! ground forces; supplies of most critical materials and critical com ponents, such as valves and heat exchangers, have been obtained and Liberty ship production, which made up about two-thirds of the 1943 production, will be less than half of the 1944 total. But. Mr. Nelson added, “the job ahead will continue to demand maximum effort and ingenuity from labor, management and Gov. eminent.” Solved Major Problems. Declaring that “the Nation hasi definitely solved the major problems involved in mass-production of mu nitions” the WPB chief s monthly production communique reported that four of the six major munitions programs declined in December— ships, guns and fire-control equip ment, ammunition, combat and motor vehicles. Two programs were up—aircraft and communication and electronics equipment. The fact that production held abreast of November was attribut able largely to a 5 per cent increase in the tonnage of war planes, Mr. Nelson said. The number of planes delivered, 8,802. was a gain of only 13 aircraft over November, but there was growing emphasis on heavier, long-range planes. "The lack of an increase at the year end in total munitions pro duction reflects the fact that, in the main, the war production pro gram is now in high gear and has settled down for the long pull," Mr. Nelson said. Aircraft to Be Expanded. Aircraft will be expanded throughout 1944, Mr. Nelson de clared. A 65 per cent tonnage in crease over 1943 production is planned, including spares and parts. Approximately 100,000 planes will be turned out in 1944, compared with the 85,919 planes delivered in 1943. Landing craft for invasion pur poses are slated for a rise of more than 175 per cent over 1943, Mr. Nelson reported, adding that the 1944 cargo ship program will not be much larger than 1943 s, “but its makeup will be quite different.” The mass-produced Liberty ships, which made up about two-thirds of the 1943 tonnage, will be less than half of the 1944 total. The emphasis will be on better, faster ships. Court Dismisses Bennett, Huff Suit James V. Bennett, director of the Bureau of Prisons, and Ray L. Huff, director of the Board of Public Wel fare, yesterday were removed as co defendants in a damage suit brought in December by Prank S. Powler, jail inmate. Justice T. Alan Goldsborough of District Court dismissed the two from the suit as co-defendants. With their names out, only Orman W. Ewing, who is now serving time on a criminal assault charge, re mains a defendant in the suit, which asks $6,666.66 damages for an alleged assault by Ewing on Powler in the District Jail. A motion to dismiss the case against Mr. Huff was filed by Assistant Corporation Counsel Chester H. Gray. James J, Laughlin, attorney for Powler, agreed to withdrawal of Mr. Bennett and Mr. Huff as co-defend ants. At the same time, Mr. Laugh lin withdrew a motion in which he previously had asked that E. Allen Green, superintendent of the District Jail, be named a defendant in the suit. The suit sought to force Mr. Huff and Mr. Bennett to transfer Ewing from the jail to the penal institution at Lorton, Va. While the suit was still pending, Ewing was transferred to Lorton. At the time of his trans fer, it was explained that a court order which had held him at the Jail had .expired. J. A. Partington, 54, Dies; Roxy Theater Executive By the Associate* Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 26.—John Allan Partington, 54, one of the operating heads of the Roxy Theater in New York and president of Panchon Si Marco, Inc., stage shows, died at his Park avenue home yesterday of a heart attack. He was credited in theatrical cir cles with being the originator of combined stage and screen shows. He also had patents on many mov ing stage objects, such as rising or chestra pits and machine-propelled stage settings. Born on the Isle of Man, he grew up in San Francisco. Mr. Partington is survived by his widow, a son and two sisters, San Francisco. Dog Clears Table HERKIMER, N. Y. UP.—Fire men didn’t take Jiggs, English bull mascot, when an alarm called them from their spaghetti supper. Re turning, they found a full dog but an empty table. Admiral Reynolds, Former Coast Guard Chief, Dies at 84 Uy the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, Jan. 26.—Vice Ad miral William Edward Reynolds, who was retired January, 1924, as the ranking officer of the Coast Guard and was the branch’s flrst rear admiral, died yesterday at the Marine Hospital. The 84-year old officer, who had been in ill health for two years, died of heart disease and broncho - pneu monia. A native of M o n t g ornery County, Admiral Reynolds enlist- Admiral Reynolds, ed in the Coast Guard when he was 18. He was commandant of the service from 1919 to 1924. Made a rear admiral in 1923—the flrst of the Coast Guard to receive the title—he was raised to the rank of vice admiral when he retired. Admiral Reynolds served in the Spanish-American War, the World War, commanded the bark Chase (Coast Guard training ship) and was skipper of numerous other ves sels during his active career. At the time he took command of the training ship there was no other school for Coast Guard cadets. He was transferred from command of the Chase to the Itasca, an aux iliary steam and sailing vessel, in 1907. Neither of Admiral Reynolds' two wives survives. Judge Takes Vacation, Also Check Signers' Key By the Associated Press. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Please' don’t mention Judge George Mont gomery’s vacation around the court house. He went to New Orleans and took the key which operates the check signing gadget. Judge W. L. Yost and Ben Nord berg, county clerk, are doing the job—1,500 signatures each—by hand. ■ 4. ~ ' it:- . * • Funeral Rites Set Today For Mrs. L. G. Lassiter Services will be held at 11 am. today at the Hines Funeral Home. 2901 Fourteenth street N.W., for Mrs. Lillian Gaskins Lassiter, 76, who died yesterday at her home, 1801 Park road N.W. The body will, be cent to Norfolk for burial in Elmwood Cemetery there. Mrs. Lassiter lived in Washington for nearly 20 years, having moved here soon after the death of her husband in Norfolk. She is ■survived by three sons, D. Allen Lassiter, Gloucester, Va.; Jerome E. Lassiter, Albuquerque, N. Mex., and Robert I. Lassiter, Hampton, Va.; and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret McNamara and Mrs. Marian Haidle of Washington. Barber Troubles Worry New Mexican Town MOSQUERO, N. Mex — Mfen in this cowtown are mubling in their beards. The only barber moffed away. 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