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■/ WASHINGTON AND VICINITY FEBRUARY 4, 1944, * » B Single Building Code Asked in Prince Georges Citizens' Federation Requests Action By Planning Unit Formulation of a uniform build ing code for the suburban region ol Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties was urged in a resolution adopted unanimously last night by the Prince Georges County Feder ation of Citizens Associations, meeting in the County Service Building, Hyattsville. The resolution, presented by Daniel M. Greene, chairman of the Laws and Legislation Committee, points out that the present building code is "antiquated” and that a new one is needed to maintain construc tion standards required for safety and health. Mr. Greene said an act passed at the last session of the State Legis lature authorized the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission to adopt uniform building regulations in view of the anticipated widespread increase in building construction after the war. At present, he said, T;he commis sion is preparing a new zoning ordi nance for the area. Co-ordination of construction regulations and zon ing is necessary "for the orderly de velopment of an urban community,” Mr. Greene's resolution said, re questing the commission to draw up a new building code to be presented together with the proposed zoning ordinance to residents of the re gional district for their approval. Diiujiirr X AX JjttW ASKfa. In another resolution, also pre sented by Mr. Greene, the federa tion urged Congress to enact a sim plified and “readily understandable" income tax law for individual tax payers. The present law, according to the federation, instead of simplifying in come tax procedure, has caused such confusion among taxpayers that many are compelled to obtain assist ance from tax experts. In addition, the federation pointed out that the present law is unjust in that it required taxpayers to esti mate by “guesswork” their expected future income and penalizes them if they underestimate their income by more than 20 per cent. The federation also indorsed the bill introduced in the House by Rep resentative Sasscer, Democrat, of Maryland, providing for the pay ment of emergency compensation to disabled veterans discharged from the armed forces, t Present Delay Cited. Under existing law, it was ex plained, there is a gap between the discharge of wounded veterans and the payment, caused by delay in es tablishing claims before the Vet erans’ Administration. The following committee chair men were appointed by Walter F. Mulligan, federation president: Mr. Greene, laws and legislation: Luis Granados, county affairs; Louis' A. Day, public utilities; Dr. R. C. Wiley, education; Mrs. Betty Tay man, public health and safety; wil liam G. Copley, membership; Frank Fierstein, hospital; Paul Paxton, publicity; Fred W. Gast,, harks and flood control, and Charles Leubner, zoning. Delegates to the interfederation conference are Alfred D. Bailey, Mr. Copley, Dr. Wiley, Blair Rifgles, Mr. Greene, Mr. Gast, Mr. Mulligan and Ralph G. Tuttle. Members of The Evening Star Trophy Committee are Charles L. Sayre. Edward Miller and Mr. Pax ton. The trophy will be awarded at the April meeting of the feder ation. Maryland's Unemployed Get $926,201 in Year By the Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS, Feb. 4.—Benefits paid by the Maryland Unemploy ment Compensation Board totaled $926,201 during 1943, a decrease of $2,900,601 from the 1942 figures. In a report to Gov. O’Conor today, the board stated that unemploy ment compensation funds had in creased $30,083,350 and reported that the total fund amounts to about $90,000,060. Approximately 775.000 workers were insured in Maryland during 1943. The board added that its re sources ar-' largely devoted to de veloping plans for handling the post war claims load. Gov. O’Conor also disclosed that Maryland ranks among the low-cost States in the administration of un employment compensation law. Armstrong tlected To Alexandria Board , The election of James Armstrong as vice chairman of the Alexandria Ration Board was announced today by board officials. Mr. Armstrong will succeed William K. Coakley. who resigned in December. Judge William S. Snow is chairman of the board. Mr. Armstrong, who is chairman _ of the miscellaneous panel, was a member of the three-man board which was supplanted recently by the panel system. He is a realty dealer and represented the fifth ward on the City Council until his defeat • in the primaries two years ago. Nurse Aides to Enroll For Prince Georges Applications for enrollment in a nurses’ aid corps at the Prince Georges General Hospital will be accepted by Mrs. Ruth p. Keane, chairman of civilian war services of the Prince Georges County Civilian Defense Council, from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the hospital. The course, sponsored by the county chapter of the American Red Cross, will be directed by Mrs Cynthia Walker and will include 80 hours of instruction. Graduates of the course must give 150 hours of volunteer service at the hospital. Liquor Sales Up Million RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 4 <>P).— Sales in Virginia ABC stores dur ing December amounted to $3,026, 860.10, almost a million-dollar gain over the previous month. A spokes man for the ABC Board attributed the Increase to “holiday buying.’’ ' a.. A. United Nations Club Acquires Permanent Capital Home New home of United Nations Club at Nineteenth and R streets N.W., acquired to shelter expanding activities of organ ization representing 4% different countries.—Star Staff Photo. Founded two and a half years ago and now boasting a roster of 1,000 members representing 44 dif ferent countries, the United Na tions Club has acquired a permanent home at 1701 Nineteenth street N.W., and will hold an “open-house’’ reception there Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. The building is a four-story struc ture of bricl^ built about 35 years ago and known since then as the residence of former Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg, former Undersecretary of State Joseph P. Cotton and Third Secretary Hum phrey O. Clarke of the British Em bassy. Arrangements for leasing the i property were made with Myron C. Taylor, President Roosevelt's repre sentative at the Vatican, and John Campbell White, Ambassador to Haiti, both of whom aU different times had intended to live on the premises but were ordered overseas. The president of the club is Miss Meredith Howard, well known for her United Nations radio broadcasts. Other officers include Miss Sue Rosenberg, vice president: Mrs. Har old Coolidge, secretary; Mrs. Grace Lovering MacKnight, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Frank Kent, jr., a founder; Mrs. Bredo Stabell, Mrs. Georg Niejlaender, Mrs. Pierre Plen, Countess Ilia Tolstoy, Mrs. Dorothy Norman and Mrs. Carlos van Bel lingherv. Underestimates of 38 Million Blamed for Virginia Surplus F>y the Associated Press, RICHMOND, Va„ Feb. 4.—Dele gate Robert Whitehead of Amherst called on members of the General Assembly yesterday to "do some es timating of their own” in regard to the recurring surpluses in the State I treasury. "The statements filed by the con troller in response to the House resolution.” Mr. Whitehead said, "are most informative. They reveal that : for the seven fiscal years ending June 30, 1937 to 1943, inclusive, I the general fund revenues actually ! collected exceeded the budget esti mates by the sum of $38,777,638.” Mr. Whitehead also pointed out that according to estimates made in September, 1943, the collections for the year ending January 30. 1944. will exceed the budget estimate by $8,796,207. "On that basis," the Amherst Del egate said, “for the eight-year period the collections will exceed the esti mates by $47,573,845, or an annual average of $5,945,480.'' “They (the estimates) show that for the four fiscal years ending June 30, 1937, 1938, 1939 and 1940, re spectively, all long prior to Pearl Harbor and when the present budget director, Mr. Bradford, was doing the estimating, the collections ex ceeded the estimates by the tidy sum of $9,855,517, or an annual aver age of $2.213,879." Mr. Whitehead stated. “These underestimates were based on total general fund budgets of about $20,000,000. The budget estimates for 1944 and 1945 are in excess of $35,000,000 each. If an an nual underestimate of more than $2,000,000 was made on a total of about $20,000,000, it is not difficult to foresee an annual underestimate of at least $4,000,000 on the present budget estimates.” “In view of the record.” Mr. White head said, "it would seem that the time has come for the members of the General Assembly, who are charged by law with the duty of appropriation of public funds to do some estimating of their own.” Report Is Withheld In Dr. Hale's Death Chemical Check Awaited In Investigation Results of an autopsy to deter mine the cause of the death Wednes day night of Dr. Charles Brockway Hale, 46, head of the University of Maryland English department, were being withheld today by District and Prince Georges County medical au thorities pending reports of chem ical analysis. Dr. Hale, widely known for his research in the field of the Middle English metrical romances, died at Garfield Hospital, where he had been taken from his home, 4311 Queensbury road, Riverdale. Police listed the cause of death as poison ing from a sedative. A native of Syracuse, N. Y., Dr. Hale received his A. B. and Ph: D. degrees from Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. He came to the Uni versity of Maryland as assistant professor of English in 1925. He became a full professor in 1935 and was made head of the English de partment in 1938. He was the author of two books and was a contributor to various educational journals. A member of several honorary and social fra ternities, he was a member and past national counselor of the American Association of University Professors. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. F. E. Hale, sr.. and a brother, F. E. Hale, jr. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at St. An drew's Episcopal Church, College Park. Burial will be in Syracuse. Arlington Gives $12,000 To Paralysis Fund Laura T. Boldin, chairman of the Arlington Infantile Paralysis Fund Committee, estimated yesterday that the county had grossed ap proximately $12,000 from the birth day ball and the March of Dimes. Complete reports from Fort Myer, theaters, churches, schools and the March of Dimes booth will be made later, she said, but an incomplete check indicates the county grossed over four times last year’s proceeds. Victory Garden Plans Will Be Exhibited An exhibition of Victory garden plans will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethesda Elementary School, it was announced today. The ex hibit will conclude a garden lecture series sponsored by the Montgomery County Victory Garden Committee. After the exhibition an open forum will be held. Alexandria Autoist Hurt Richard White, 31, of 911 Jeffer son street, Alexandria, was injured last night when his automobile struck an electric light pole at Green and South Patrick streets, in Alex andria, police there reported today. White, who was treated at Alex andria Hospital for leg injuries, was charged with reckless driving, po lice said. $28,700,C J Projects For Baltimore Backed District Road Links Included in Program Bj- the Associated Press. BALTIMORE. Feb. 4.—The pro posed bridge across Baltimore har bor and three related projects aggre gating an estimated cost of *28,700, 000 carried the approval today of the Maryland Commission on Postwar Reconstruction and Development. Estimated cost of the bridge it self is $12,500,000. The related proj ects are the Baltimore-Washington connection to the bridge, *8,000,000 the Baltimore-Washington freeway connection to Franklin street, $8 000,000, and the Halethorpe over pass, $200,000. c°'T!mission recommended that the War Department be re quested to renew its permit for con struction of the bridge. nRoads Commissioner Ezra B. Whitman said he hoped to take this action next month. Civic Group Donates $100 To Silver Spring Hospital A contribution of more than $100 SiWC IiV1n toJhe newly-organized Silver Spring Hospital Association. Inc., for infantile paralysis work when the hospital is established, it was decided last night by the Co operation Committee of Civic Asso ciations of Four Corners and nearby areas. The funds will come from profits of a dance held Saturday by the committee at Indian Spring Coun try Club when nearly $350 was raised. All proceeds were to be used to combat infantile paralysis. The group also voted to send $100 to the White House for the National Foundation Infantile Paralysis Fund and another $100 will be set aside for direct aid to infantile paralysis victims in Montgomery County. It was stiDulated that if the proposed Silver Spring hospital is not estab lished within two years the contrib ution should go to the National Foundation fund. It was decided to hold a dance at the Indian Spring Country Club February 26 for the benefit of the six member associations of the Co operation Committee. M. C. Fergu son was named general chairman and Paul A. Moore, chairman for the Indian Spring Citizens’ Asso ciation. Schools to Stay Open To Receive Waste Paper Marking the close of a week’s waste paper salvage drive, both the North artl South Four Corners’ Schools will be open from 1 to 3 pm. tomorrow and Sunday to receive old newspapers, magazines and card board. The drive is sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Association and is conducted by a committee headed by Mrs. Robert Atkinson of North wood Park. Persons bringing paper to the school are asked, to tie it in bundles if possible to facilitate the handling. I OPA Here Opens Drive on Gas Black Market 'Certain Extinction' Seen for Traders in Illegal Coupons The District OPA today an nounced an intensified enforcement program against illegal transactions in gasoline supplies here, which, of ficials said, would result in “certain extinction" for bluk market filling stations trading in*ration currency. Officials said the crackdown was part of a national program to wipe out gasoline black markets. They added that while black market ac tivity here had not shown any marked increase in recent weeks, it was always a threat to existing pe troleum supplies. However, officials made it plain that the most vigorous action would be taken against stations found to have purchased counterfeit or stolen gasoline coupons. A hint of what faces violators was given last week when the OPA suspended the busi ness of a dealer for the duration of the rationing program. The gas station operator was found to have acquired coupons illegally. The program calls for a thorough and regular check by OPA inspec tors of the ration banking deposits of wholesale distributors. Coupons found to be counterfeit or otherwise illegal will be returned to the dis tributors who, in turn, will be au thorized and required to obtain from the dealers valid stamps equiv alent in value to those charged against the dealers. At the same time, ration boards having jurisdiction over the dealers will be notified and the dealers’ permanent inventory of gasoline will be reduced. Any dealer who per sists in taking illegal coupons will ultimately force himself out of busi ness, officials said. District OPA officials believe theft the entire gasoline black market can be wiped out by requiring strict com pliance with the requirements of rationing regulations. They pro vide that only coupons bearing the proper identification of the pur chaser in ink and which are de tached from ration sheets at the time of sale can be accepted. Meanwhile, retail dealers have been invited to attend a meeting at 8:30 o’clock tonight in the United States Chamber of Commerce Build ing to discuss the new program. OPA officials said distributors al ready have met with them and have agreed to back the plan. Dr. Hens Pleads Guilty In Draft Evasion Case Psychiatrist Denies He Sought Bribe of D. C. Man E.v the Associated Pres*. BALTIMORE, Feb. 4.—Dr. James S. Hens, former Spring Grove State Hospital physician, pleaded guilty in Federal Court today to a charge of “counselling, aiding and abetting’’ a selectee to avoid service in the armed forces and was committed to jail pending sentence next Friday. The psychiatrist, who had served at the Fifth Regiment Armory in duction center, pleaded innocent to another count of bribery while acting as a Government officer. A Federal grand jury had charged Dr. Hens with seeking $2,500 from Ferd inand Nauheim. 3916 Military road N.W., Washington, in partial pay ment lor instruction in feigning psycho-neurosis. Mr. Neuheim. a 34-year-old selec tee, had informed United States Commissioner James K. Cullen that he had notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the matter. Mr. Neuheim helped the FBI set a trap for Di. Hens after putting the agents on his trail. Federal Judge William C. Coleman struck out the $10,000 bail under which Dr. Hens had been at liberty. Nursery School Survey Planned in Arlington Registration of Arlington County residents interested in establish ment of nursery schools will be con ducted by the County School Board. Fletcher Kemp, school supeiantend ent. announced today. Places and dates of registration are to be an nounced later. Mr. Kemp said establishment of such nurseries will be contingent on obtaining Federal funds and on the financial support of parents who wish their children enrolled. He said he had been asked by the board to ascertain the possibilities of securing a qualified supervisor for the program. Ministers Elect Osgood The Rev*Henry R. Osgood, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hyattsville, has been elected presi dent of the Prince Georges County Ministerial Association. Other of ficers are the Rev. R. L. Whitten burg, Suitland Christian Church vice president; the Rev. W. Clark Main, Hyattsville Memorial Meth odist Church, recording secretary, and the Rev. John D. Long, Uni versity Park Church of the Breth ren, corresponding secretary and treasurer. MARSHALL GREETS WOUNDED VETERAN—Gen. George C. Marshall, Army Chief of Staff (left), smiles as he shakes hands with Pfc. Joe Donner of New York City at an American Legion dinner last night at the Mayflower Hotel. Pfc. Donner, a patient at Walter Reed Hospital, lost his left leg fighting with the combat engineers in North Africa. (Story on Page A-l). —A. P. Photo. 3 Council Members In Alexandria Face Primary Opposition Nine Candidates File For 6 Seats; All Ward Incumbents to Run Three Alexandria Council mem bers will have opposition in the Democratic primary elections April 4, it was revealed today by Frank L. Monroe, chairman of the City Democratic Committee. Mr. Monroe said nine persons filed as candidates for the six ward posts before the deadline last mid night. All six incumbents, he said, filed for re-election. Three at-large members do not come up for re election for two years. The general election will be in June. In the first ward Thomas A. Hul fish, 200 Duke street, will seek the seat of John D Matter, 539 South Fairfax street, who is also a candi date. Paul L. Delaney, 407 North Wash ington street, is unopposed in the second ward. In the third ward, former Council man Ernest L. Mankin, 210 North Patrick street, will run against Councilman John J. Ewald, 407 North Alfred street. George K. Bender, 1704 Prince street, has no- opponent for his fourth ward seat. In the fifth ward. Joseph B. Col lins, sr., Domar Apartments, will op pose the incumbent, Lt. Col. Everett A. Hellmuth, 307 West Glendale avenue. Charles L. Burgess, 107 East Ran dolph avenue, is the only sixth ward candidate. The ward councilmen serve two year terms, while the term of the three at-large members. Mayor Wil liam T. Wilkins, Vice Mayor Eugene Simpson and Charles M. Stump, elected last year, will not expire until September, 1946. State-District CIO Polls Maryland Legislators The Maryland and District In dustrial Union Council, CIO, an nounced today that a poll is being taken of Maryland legislators to determine if they would vote to re peal the Declaration of Intentions Act in the event a special session of the State Legislature is called. Under this act, passed 40 years ago, persons must declare their in tention to become Maryland citi zens a year in advance of a State election. Last November 6 was the deadline for those qualifying to vote in the 1944 elections. In a letter to members of the General Assembly. Ulisse De Domi nlcis, president of the council, said that organized labor contends that a minimum of 150,000 citizens other wise qualified by residence, will be unable to vote this year because of the act. He said Gov. O'Conor had been requested to call a special session of the Legislature, adding that the Governor said he would be “inclined to look on such a request more favorably if a sufficient number of the legislators would advise of their intention to repeal the law If called into session.” Ticket Sellout Reported For GOP Women's Rally All tickets for the Montgomery County Republican rally and Lin coln day dinner to be held Feb ruary 12 at the Chevy Chase Wom en’s Club have been sold. De Witt W. Zook, «chairman of the ticket committee, announced today. Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin of Baltimore will be the principal speaker. 6,600 Federal Vacancies Listed For Stenographers, Typists oome 6,600 Federal jobs as stenog raphers and typists in Washington are going begging, the Civil Service Commission says. “This is the picture today,” the commission states in a departmental circular to all Federal agencies. “To morrow’s demand may be equally great. The shortage of stenogra phers and typists, as well as the extreme difficulty encountered in persuading trained stenographers and typists to come to Washington, makes it impossible to meet this demand.” At the same time, the commission says, it is “constantly” receiving reports of poor utilization, over staffing and idleness of stenographers aand typists in Federal agencies.” Maybe It has not been all the fault of the hired help. For the commission adds: “Cases have been called to the commission'* atten tion of stenographers who receive no dictation, and who are idle be cause their superiors are frequently away and fail to assign enough work in their absence to keep the stenog raphers busy.” When something like this happens in Washington, a survey is in or der. So the commission has pro posed a survey to find the answer, if any. Whether or not the desired an swers are forthcoming, the commis sion has given warning that, ef fective March 2, it will not “enter into any joint recruiting program until direct recruiting orders for stenographers and typist* have been filed with the commission.” Darden Grants Clatterbuck Reprieve Until May 5 Ey thf Associ»t«<1 Preis«. RICHMOND, Va„ Feb. 4— A re prieve has been granted Thomas W. Clatterbuck, 33, who was to have died this morning as the slayer of five persons, it was learned here to day from the office of the secretary of the Commonweaiyi. Gov. Darden granted an extension of time to May 5. on the request of defense counsel, who had filed a petition to the State Supreme Court of Appeals for a writ of error on January 17. Clatterbuck was sentenced in Loudoun Circuit Court last Septem ber in the slaying of Mr. and Mrs. James Love. James Love, jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Russell, on the Love farm in Loudoun County June 1. He was tried specifically for the murder of Mr. Russell. Montgomery Sells $1,474,624 in Bonds County Drive Reaches 68 Per Cent of Quota Fourth War Loan sales in Mont gomery County have reached $1, 474,624, or 66 per cent of the $2, 200.000 quota. It was announced yes terday by Richard F. Green, county chairman. The sale of bonds during the first official reporting period shows the following figures: Silver Spring-Takoma Park area, $714,948. W’ith a quota of $1,000,000; Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Cabin John area. $208,107, quota of $375 - 000: Sandy Spring area. $291,681.25, quota of $275,000: Kensington, Gaithersburg and Rockville area. $235,874.75, quota of $475,000, and northwestern area, $24,012.50, quota of $75,000. Dr. Edwin W. Broome, county superintendent of schools, who has undertaken to sell a quota of $200,000 through the public school system, said that pupils have sold more than their quotas in every school where bond programs have'been held. Quiz programs now being con ducted in all of the public schools as a part of the midwinter exam inations have been tied in with bond selling programs. The programs will continue through next Friday. Two Virginia SPARS Receive Promotions Two Virginia SPARS were among 39 officers who received promotions Tuesday, Rear Admiral Robert Donohue, Coast Guard personnel chief, announced today. Grace S. Cobb, whose address was listed as McLean, was raised to the rank of lieutenant and Jean G. Yereance, 1214 South Thomas street, Arlington, was promoted to lieu tenant (junior grade). Lt. Yereance, who is station in Philadelphia, is the daughter of Maj. and Mrs. A. W. Yereance of the Arlington address. A native of South Orange, N. J., she was graduated from Smith College, Northampton. Mass., in 1941 and received her M. S. degree the fol lowing year from Massachusetts State College. She entered the SPARS last March. Even Shower Bath Might Be Ruled Interstate Trade By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, Feb. 4.—Recent Supreme Court interpretations of the meaning of interstate commerce almost make it possible that “when we take a bath we are in interstate commerce,” Federal Court Judge William C. Coleman asserted yes terday. "The water we draw may come from some subterranean stream from outside the State and the soap we use also came across State lines,” the jurist explained in dismissing injunction proceedings brought by the Wage and Hour Division of the Labor Department against a Balti more electrical company. The judge held that the concern, which is engagld in purchasing, re conditioning and selling electric mo tors, is not engaged in interstate commerce within the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Counsel for the Wage and Hour Division contended the concern was liable to the law’s provisions because it engaged in an occupation neces sary to the production of goods for commerce. The suit was based on allegations that the company had failed to ob serve overtime pay requirements of the act. Montgomery Group Considers 50 Plans For Postwar Work J Development of County As National Health Center Is Proposed The Montgomery County Advisory Committee on Postwar Planning now has before it at least 50 sugges ! tions looking to the orderly develop ment of the county as a high-class residential area and for providing jobs for returning servicemen. Among the outstanding sugges tions made at an organization meet ing in the Silver Spring Liquor Dis pensary Building Wednesday night were: Development of the county as a national health center by encourag ing the United States Public Health Service to locate its permanent headquarters in the county and other national health agencies to consider county locations for their national research headquarters. This was made by Randolph Bishop, pres ident of the Suburban Hospital As sociation. Development oi adequate public j library facilities for the county. Encouragement of light industries to locate in the county. Provision of housing facilities foi farmers in Upper Montgomery anc extension of electricity to all farm localities. Development of an already planned school construction program tc include improvements in existing schools, replacement of old buildings and provision for new ones in some communities. Dr. Edwin Broome, county superintendent of schools, said that communities in the future must be developed along different patterns with more attention paid to leisure time facilities for young people. Other suggestions included devel opment of an airport in the county, municipal buildings and industrial plants for Takoma Park, enlarge ment of the Bethesda County Build ing. a new hospital for Silver Spring, j vocational schools for returning ! servicemen and an incinerator plant , for the suburban area. ----■---. Ensign Michael H. Korn To Be Buried in Arlington Funeral services will be held in the chapel at Arlington National Ceme tery at 1 p.m. tomorrow for Ensign Michael Henry Korn, 21, of 402 Six tieth avenue, Capitol Heights, Md.. who was killed January 27 in a plane crash while mak ing a routine flight at Jack sonville. Fla. He will be buried with military honors. The young Navy flyer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Korn. Besides his parents, he En»l*n M. H. Korn, is survived by three sisters. Kath erine. Mary and Elizabeth, and five brothers, Pfc. Jacob L. Korn, on duty in Hawaii: Pvt. Daniel K. Korn, Fort Sill, Okla.; Sergt. Karl M. Korn, New Cumberland, Pa., and William and Philip Korn. Ensign Korn was graduated from Maryland Park High School in 1939 and was later employed in the Cap itol Heights Post Office. He won his wings in Pensacola. Truck Driver Acquitted In Accident Fatal to 3 Winfield H. Bonds, 29, Baltimore, driver of a trailer truck involved in a head-on collision Monday with an automobile on the Baltimore boule vard at Riverdale, in which three persons were killed, was acquitted of charges of manslaughter In Hyatts ville Police Court yesterday. Trial Magistrate Walter L. Green found Mr. Bonds not guilty after police testified the car, occupied by four colored persons, was on the wrong side of the highway when it collided with the truck. Rise Proposed In Virginia Tax On Light Wines House Committee Studies Demand .for Liquor Profits Data By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 4.—Taxes and State liquor profits continued to figure prominently in State legis lative discussions today as Senators Harry C. Stuart and M. M. Long prepared to offer a bill to put an over-all tax of 30 cents a gallon on light wine and a Senate resolution calling for information on distribu tion of liquor profits awaited House committee action. A bill to place a 10 per cent tax on light wines, offered by Delegate Robert Whitehead, Nelson, Is now pending in the House. Delegate Whitehead estimated that his meas ure would .raise approximately *1, 500,000 a year. On the basis of figures furnished delegate Whitehead by the State Liquor Board, it was estimated the bill proposed by Senators Stuart and Long would produce $1,135,519 an nually. The State at present has a tax of 15 cents a gallon on domestic light wines produced outside of Vir ginia and 10 cents a gallon on Vir ginia wines. Tax Would Be Hidden. Senator Stuart said it was pro posed to have the tax levied on tho sale of the light wines from whole salers to retailers. The tax then would be hidden for the ultimate consumer In an increase of price, he explained. The Senate joint resolution calling for figures by the State controller is designed to obtain information on the amount of ABC money re ceived by the localities in the last fiscal year and to obtain an esti mate of the amount they could ex pect conditionally in the future. The House yesterday passed the Daugherty bill to give the State the first $750,000 of liquor profits and to divide the remainder, one-third to the State and two-thirds to the localities. Under the present sys stat* gets the initial $2,500,000. Arlington-Fairfax Bill Passed. The House also passed the Mc Candlish real estate reassessment hill with an amendment which would postpone land reassessments in Arlington County until 1946. Re assessments then would be held every four years thereafter. , .Vnder provisions of the original bill, land reassessments in Fairfax County would have been made not oftener than every four years and at intervals of no longer than 10 ; years, at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors. In sharp contrast to the eflorts to i reallocate the State liquor funds, the i accumulated monies and revenue of the State Highway Department ap peared safeguarded by action of the General Assembly in going on record in opposition to diversion of high way funds, and the action of the House Finance Committee in killing two bills to lower the rate for auto mobile license fees. Gas Tax Boost Killed. These bills were the Coleman measure to provide a flat $5 fee for passenger automobiles and the Nor folk delegation bill to reduce the fee rate from 40 cents a 100 pounds to 20 cents. The Baldwin bill, designed as a companion measure to the Norfolk delegation bill and provid ing for an increase from 5 to 6 cents a gallon in the tax on gasoline, also was killed by the committee. Also failing to receive a favorable committee report yesterday was the Witten resolution calling for a sin gle basic list of textbooks for school 4ise during the war and for cheaper and fewer library books. The resolu tion was killed by the House Com mittee on Schools and Colleges. . The Senate Finance Subcommit tee named to hear requests from State Department heads on in creases in pay for State workers ar ranged to hold its initial session to day at 2 p.m. The Senate Courts of Justice Committee yesterday killed, 8 to 5, the Breeden bill to allow women to serve on juries in Virginia. The action^ followed the appearance of numerous representatives of wom en's clubs at a hearing Wednesday. A member of the committee said the vote killing the bill for at least another two years came after dis agreement over exemptions for women. Daily Rationing ^RemindenSSi Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc— Book No. 4, green stamps G, H, and J valid through February 30. Stamps K, L and M valid through March 20. Meats, Fats, Etc. — Book No. 3, stamps V and W valid through February 26. Points for Fats—Your meat dealer will pay two ration points for every pound of waste kitchen fats you turn in. Sugar—Book No. 4. Stamp 30 valid for 5 pounds through March 31, Book No. 4, stamp 40 good for 3 pounds for home canning through February 28, 1945. Shoes—Stamp No. 18 in Book No. 1 and stamp 1 on the "airplane” sheet of Book No. 3 valid for an indefinite period. Gasoline—No. 8 A coupons good for 3 gallons each until February 8. B, B-l, C and C-l coupons good for 2 gallons each. These coupons will expire on date indicated on individual books. B-2 and Tl-3 coupons in books Issued since De cember 1 are good for 3 gallons each. Tire Inspection Deadlines—For A coupon holders, March 31. For B coupon holders, February 29. Fuel Oil—Period No. 2 coupons good through February 7. Period No. 3 coupons good through March 14. No. 2 and 3 coupons good for 10 gallons per unit. According to the District OPA, consumers in this area should not have used more than 57 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of Janu ary 31.