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TEN ESCAPE FROM TOJO
~ Wounded Prisoners Used as Ramparts For Guns That Pounded The Rock# The second installment of the personal narrative of the two ranking Navy and Army officers who led the escape party from a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines. I By OOMDR. MELVYN H. McCOY, U. S. N., and LT. COL. S. N. MELL | NIK, U. S. A., As Told to LT. WELBOURN KELLEY, U. S. N. R. | Chapter II—Last Honrs at Doomed Corregidor. Contdr. McCoy: Even In the tunnels of Corregidor we could feel the Japanese barrage. One night toward the end of April It lifted for a short time. Hundreds of people went out for a breath of air and a smoke. It was pitch dark. Suddenly the group of people < around the tunnel entrance seemed -- to be struck by lightning. A salvo : of Japanese 240-mm. shells had landed in their midst. Just one salvo—no more. Fortunately, it was dark and the survivors did not have ■ to look on the scene around them. Lt. Col. Mellnik: v The headquarters of Gen. Wain wright and Gen. Moore were in : Malinta Tunnel. In this tunnel were the hospital, machine shops, food and ammunition reserves, radio station and administration units. I was directed to form and take charge of the Malinta Tunnel guard. This guard was to prevent a Jap rraiding unit from getting in and capturing the headquarters units, --thus bringing about the surrender of Corregidor. On the night of May 5, about -.8 p.m„ the guard was alerted—an enemy landing appeared likely. Enemy 240-mm. shells were fall ing. The tunnel system literally At 10 a.m., orders were sent to all artillery units to destroy their guns and installations by noon. There were few guns left to destroy. However, stocks of ammunition, power plants and other installa tions and supplies had to be made useless. To most, the surrender came as a relief. But the silence following the surrender was worse than the shell ing. The sudden opening of a door, a falling chair, would make us jump and flinch. In the moment of sur render none of us thought of to morrow, for there was no tomorrow, For us, the end had come. Comdr. McCoy: At 11:55 a.m.. May 6, 1942,1 wrote out the Navy’s last message and handed it to a radioman at the sending apparatus. “Beam it for Radio Honolulu,” I said. “Don’t bother with code.” Then the mes sage began to go out. “Going off air now. Good bye and good luck. Callahan and McCoy. It was three hours before the im perial Japanese marines finally swarmed into the Navy tunnel. During that wait. I had time to think of the two chances I had had to escape from Corregidor during The Japanese say this picture shows the desolation on Corregidor, including lines of prisoners and bomb-wasted ter rain. after the island fortress in Manila Bay was captured from the American defenders. —A. P. Photo. rocked from their impact. As fast as we used up supplies of food or ammunition, the storage space was turned into a hospital area. We had to build triple-decker beds to accommodate all the wounded. The nurses behaved like cham pions. The wounded fully realized the hopelessness of the situation and made little complaint. About 4 a m., May 6, I made a routine visit to the hospital tunnel. Everything was normal. Breakfast was being served. One blond nurse winked at me and sang out. “if you fellows can's chase those Nips away, we nurses will have to get out there and do it ourselves.” Barriers Replaced. The entrances to the tunnel were lit by the glow' of motor vehicles which had been hit by shells and were burning. I checked on a machine gun position outside the tunnel. There I found Sergts. Spiel man and Marshall. Their machine gun pit had been blasted out several times during the night. They were digging themselves out of a pile of rubble which had covered their gun in the explosion of a heavy salvo. About dawn we received a report three Jap tanks had landed in the fighting area. The road leading through the tunnel had antitank barricades at various intervals. These consisted of concrete pillars to which were attached iron rail road rails. During the night these rails had been removed to permit an ammunition carrier to get through, and at one place the bar ricade was exposed to enemy fire. When I called for volunteers to replace the tank barrier, Sergt. Scott O’Neil stepped forward with a detail of 10 men. They replaced the rails without casualty. Sergt. O'Neil was awarded the Silver Star. No enemy tank got near the head quarters tunnel until after the sur render. By 9 a m. on the day of the sur render, Jap snipers had infiltrated our beach defense lines in some force. Bullets w'hizzed around the tunnel entrances, adding a new note to the scream of falling shells and the blast of exploding bombs. the seige, both of which I had turned down. Outfitted Schooner. The first of these escape oppor- j tunities came on the day after | Christmas, 1941. Outside the bay! was the sailing ship Lanakai, a! two-master which had once been used by Hollywood. There was a' place for me aboard, and I could have received permission to go; but I was radio materiel officer for the Navy, and I knew that my services would be needed in our communi cations. I outfitted the Lanakai with certain equipment and pro vided enli^ed personnel to operate it. The Lanakai got through. Another opportunity had pre sented itself the month before. A small group of us came lfftoTiosses slon of the sloop. Southern Seas, completely outfitted with charts, food, fuel for the auxiliary engine, and new sails and rigging. The Southern Seas was anchored off The Rock, and a few of us intended to board her and make for the open sea at the last moment before cap ture. In the last days before surrender, however, we were too busy to think of escape. The Japs began to hit The Rock with a minimum of 5.000 shells a day, mostly of about 150 mm., along with some 240s and ] 105s. On one day they blasted us with 16.000 shells, mostly fired from gun emplacements on Bataan. Much of this fire could not be returned. The Japs massed much of their! artillery in the No. 2 hospital area I on Bataan, an area which we knew j to contain at least 6,000 American' and Filipino wounded. The Japs! literally used our wounded to make ramparts around their guns. When I got ready to use the Southern Seas it was too late. Two days before the surrender the sloop was stolen from her moorings by some of our own people. Whoever took her obviously did not know our recognition signals. As she passed one of our outer bastions she did not answer a challenge. She was | riddled with gunfire and sunk. Pre sumably all aboard were killed. Tomorrow: The Enemy Takes Over. I , (Released by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Dr. A. C. Powell Dies at 89; Noted Maryland Minister By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE. Feb. 7.—The Rev. Dr. Arthur Chilton Powell. 89. rector emeritus of Grace and St. Peter's Church and one of the original trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, died yesterday after a brief illness. Dr. Powell was admitted Janu ary 26 to the church hospital, suf fering from chronic bronchitis. He was one of the oldest mem bers of the Diocese of Maryland and served as active rector of Grace and St. Peter’s Church for 25 years. Born July 22, 1854, in Dayton, Ohio, he was educated in the public schools of Dayton and was gradu ated from Amherst College, Am herst, Mass., in 1876. Surviving are a son, Paul R. Powell, and five grandchildren. i . i Home Fuel Oil Is Running Low, D. C. Is Warned The District OPA warned again today that householders are burning their fuel oil rations too fast and unless the trend is halted, they will not have enough oil left for the re mainder of the winter. No more than 61 per cent of the yearly ration should have been con sumed to date, OPA said. More than 2,000 homeowners Who have been without fuel or valid cou pons to replenish supplies have ap plied for hardship rations under an emergency program which expires tomorrow. At that time, period 4 coupons be come valid and will be good for 10 gallons a unit. "Our oil supply is still critically short and all conservation measures should be taken by consumers to live within their rations,” officials said. Cartel Control to Be Topic Of Conference Saturday Assistant Attorney General Wen dell Berge, former Representative Maury Maverick of Texas, Repre sentative Coffee, Democrat, of Wash ington and Prof. Walton H. Hamil ton of the Yale Law School are among those who will speak Sat urday at a one-day conference at the YMCA sponsored by the Peo ple’s Lobby, Inc. Bishop Francis J. McConnell, Resi dent Bishop of the Methodist Church in the New York area, will preside. Theme of the conference will be, “Shall It Be Century of the Common Man or Century of Cartel Controls?” Mr. Berge will discuss “The .Pres ent Status and Strength of inter national Cartels” at the luncheon meeting, and Bishop McConnell will talk on “The Common People’s Rights.” Paul Sifton, Washington repre sentative of the National Farmers' Union; Ted Silvey of the CIO and Mary Anaerson, chief of the Wom en’s Bureau of the Labor Depart Inent, also are scheduled to speak. There will be discussion periods at all sessions. Birthday of Lincoln Church Rites to Mark The Department of the Potomac Woman’s Relief Corps will partici pate February 13 in services at the First Congregational Church, mark ing the 135th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Esther Lippold, department president, will lead the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Appointive officers of the depart ment were Installed at the last meeting. They are Mary Parker, sec retary; Genevieve Craig, patriotic instructor; Addie W. Hickman, field officer; Ann Horn, inspector; Char lotte Cary, senior aide; Jennie Ham ilton, counselor, and Carolyn Lillie, press correspondent. I Washington news WASHINGTON, D. C. ' .; ' — - SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS FEBRUARY 7, 1944. 1 -- Bilbo Declares He Will Press •f Slum Clearance Asserts Funds Must Be Found for Improvements By DON S. WARREN. Chairman Bilbo of the Senate District Committee declared today he felt funds should be provided for carrying on an adequate program of slum clearance and rehousing in the District. Suggesting this would be one of his first major objectives as head of the District Committee, he empha sized that continuation of congested, substandard housing exacts high costs in crime and lowered public health. “It may take a lot of money, for slum clearance and other improve ment programs that should be started, but the money will have to be provided somehow,” he said. He commended the "comprehen sive and careful” manner in which a subcommittee of the District Com mittee, headed by Senator Burton, Republican, of Ohio, is going into question of the future of the Na tional Capitol Housing Authority. In a brief discussion of his de mand Saturday that the “criminal element” start to move out of Wash ington, Senator Bilbo said he agreed that the crime rate here probably was lower than in some other large American cities. shouldn't Be Satisfied. But that is no justification for being satisfied with the District’s crime record, he argued. There still are too many robberies and other breaches of law here, he said. “You read about cases every day in the papers,” he added. “People still are not safe on the streets after dark, even in the good residential neigh borhoods.” "To say we have less crime here than certain other large cities, or even the average large city, is all right, but so what? We still have too much crime and we want to get rid of it.” The way he put it Saturday, after being named head of the Dis trict Committee, was that Wash ington had been made the "ren dezvous and refuge” of criminal elements and that "they might just as' well make preparations to get out—it is going to be moving day for them.” The Senate today confirmed his selection as chairman. Young to Co-operate. Commissioner John Russell Young, meanwhile, expressed a de sire to co-operate with Senator Bilbo in getting criminals “moving out of the District.” Mr. Young said he felt the crim inal element here was composed mainly of transient hoodlums and floaters, rather than hardened criminals or organized racketeers. The vagrancy law of December. 1MI, has -proved helpful in ridding the city of hoodlums, he said, add ing that he believes the Police De partment has done an excellent Job. Mr. Young recalled that several years ago the Commissioners sent to Congress a habitual criminal law, which would have imposed stiff pen alties for second and third offenses, with the penalties going up to ap proximately 30 years. It was mod eled after the famous Baumes law in New York. The bill did not reach the floor of Congress and was opposed by various groups, who thought that because of the stiff penalties con victions could be obtained only with difficulty. Although Mr. Young did not say whether he would recommend the bill again, he said he would send a copy of it to Senator Bilbo because he thought he “would find it inter esting.” Metropolitan Methodist Marks Diamond Jubilee Worshipers filled all pews in the Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Church yesterday, as morning and evening services opened the church’s month-long diamond jubilee cele bration. The special evening service, desig nated as “homecoming.” was at tended by all pastors who have led the congregation since February 7, 1932, when the present church build ing at Nebraska and New Mexico avenues N.W. was dedicated. They were Dr. James Shera Montgomery, chaplain of the House; the Rev. Philip Edwards, Dr. Chesteen Smith and the Rev. William A. Keese. Dr. Keese delivered the sermon on “The Increasing Purpose,” and Dr. Arthur C. Christie, lay leader of the church, presided. The Rev. Edward G. Latch, pres ent pastor of the church, was in charge of the morning communion service. Montgomery Schools Top Bond Sale Quotas Montgomery County public schools :ontinue to exceed their quotas in :he campaign they are conducting under direction of Dr. Edwin W. Broome, county superintendent of schools, to sell $200,000 worth of War Bonds as their share of the county's quota of $2,200,000. At Laytonsville Friday night, where the , Laytonsville and Unity Schools staged a joint rally, bonds ;otaling $7,775 were subscribed for, 15,975 being credited to the Laytons nille School and $1,800 to the school it Unity. The quotas were $1,300 ind $200, respectively. A rally at the Montrose School produced sales of $7,325 and at a similar meeting at the school at Dickerson the sales totaled $2,100. rhe Montrose quota was $825 and ;he quota for the Dickerson School (650. 49 Scarlet Fever Cases Reported Over Week End The Health Department an nounced today that 49 new scarlet fever cases were reported over the week end, bringing the total num ber of cases for the year to 509. Although health officials have warned that some parents have been lax in observing quarantine regu lations, it was said no court action has been taken yet In past years, however, fines have been imposed, j ranging from $10 to $25. I Soldier Dies After Hit-Run Injuries Here Arlington Man Arrested; Women Hurt by Streetcar An Army private, struck by a hit and-run driver Saturday night, died this morning in Walter Reed Hosoi tal. His death brought to seven the number of traffic fatalities in the District since January 1, equaling the figure for the same period last year. Pvt. Jack R. Peck, 22, of Gaines ville, Ala., a soldier at Fort Myer, was hit by a car at Thirty-fourth and M streets N.W. Saturday night. The driver failed to halt and the automobile sped into Virginia over the Key Bridge, witnesses told police. Arrested later and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to give right of way to a pedestrian was Charles E. Narring ton, 53, of Arlington. Va., a mechanic employed by Pennsylvania-Central Airlines. To Be Held for Inquest. Police said today that Narrington. who is free in *1.500 bail, will be re arrested and held pending a coro ners inquest into the soldier's death. Two women were injured, one seri ously, m a crash of two Capital Transit Co. street cars at Thir teenth and D streets N.E. yesterday. Police said the car in which the women were injured stopped to dis charge passengers and was struck in the rear by a second car. Mrs. Myrtle Stukey, 58. of 1635 L street N.E., was taken to Emergency Hospital suffering from possible fractures of the back and neck, police declared. Her condition is critical. The second casualty. Mrs. Annie Diggle, 41. of 1600 Isher wood street N.E., was treated at the same hospital for minor bruises and discharged. Policeman Injured. Policeman William J. Weston of the ninth precinct, was slightly in jured early yesterday when a taxi | cab in which he was driving a col ored cabbie under arrest for drunken driving to the police station, crashed against a tree in the 600 block of Ninth street N.E. The collision occurred, according to police, when James F. Weaver, 29. colored, of Cheverly, Md at tempted to strike Weston with a bottle and grabbed the steering wheel, causing the cab to go out of control. Weaver was also injured when his head struck the wind shield as the car hit the tree. Both were treated at Casualty Hospital and Weaver was later transferred to the psychopathic prison ward of Gallinger Hospital, charged with driving while drunk and assault ing an officer. Suspect in Hotel Burglary Faces Five More Charges Five more charges have been lodged against Prank Carter. 25, one of two men arrested in Penn sylvania last month on charges of holding up a Wardman Park Hotel guest, police revealed last night. Identification of three watches, stolen January 12 and subsequently | recovered by police in a Baltimore pawnshop, as the property of Vice ! Admiral Richard S. Edwards of the i Shoreham Hotel led to a charge of j robbing the admiral's apartment. : Carter also is alleged to have j burglarized four other homes in the : Shoreham Hotel neighborhood. Police said victims included Dr. William F. Burdick, 2721 Connecti cut avenue N.W.; Dr. Frank L. Milliman, 2731 Connecticut avenue i N.W.; Edward S. Dove, 200 Con necticut avenue N.W., and Miss Mabel L. Reed, 1851 Columbia road N.W. Victor C. Dillahay, 20. alleged to have been Carter’s partner in the Wardman Park robbery, has been held since his arrest on a charge of breaking and entering the home of Mrs. Mabel H. Pittle, 4720 Massa chusetts avenue N.W., last month. Linen Store Looted Of $200 Cash, Goods Irving J. Heiney, proprietor of the Linen Mart, 1225 G street N.W., reported to police today that $200 in cash and an undetermined quan tity of chinaware, linens and baby clothes were stolen over the week end by thieves who entered the store by removing the glass from a front door. The theft was not discovered until this morning when Mr. Heiney opened the place for business. Senator Bridges Will Be Married To U.S. Employe Senator Styles Bridges, Republi can, of New Hampshire will be mar ried Friday to Miss Doloris Thau wald, administrative assistant in the World Trade Intelligence Division of the State Department. Announcement of the wedding was made by Mrs. Clara Thauwald, mother of the bride-to-be, whose home is in St. Paul, Minn., where the ceremony will be performed. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Carl V. Tambert at the Lutheran Church of the Refo r m a 11 o n. Only members of the imme diate families of the bride and bridegroom will be present. Senator Bridges, a wido wer, is the fath er of.three sons. The Oldest, Sen»i«r Bride**. Styles, jr., is in the Navy, serving in the South Pacific. The other two, David and John, are attending school in Concord, N. H. Senator Bridges was elected to Congress in 1936 and again in 1942. Before that he was Governor of New Hampshire from 1934 to 1936. Miss Thauwald, a native of St. Paul, was educated there and at the University of Minnesota. She has one sister, Mrs. Harold E. Brissman of St. Paul, and two brothers, Peter and Dale, both In the armed forces. U. S. Keeps Families Posted On War Prisoner Broadcasts As Dr. Robert D. Leigh, chief of the FCC Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service, watches, Mrs. Martha Gronfield takes down in English news of American prisoners of war being sent short wave to this country by the Germans.—Star Staff Photo. Instead of listening anxiously on your shortwave radio for enemy i broadcasts about your boy who may I be a prisoner of war. you may de pend on Uncle Sam to let you know about any such message through an elaborate system of Nation-wide listening posts headed up in an office here in Washington. No longer is it necessary to catch such precious words yourself out of the air, or even depend on some friends, or strangers who may hap pen to hear as they listen in. The Government has a way of do ing the job more comprehensively, more accurately and round the clock. The system is operated by the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service of the Federal Communica tions Commission, known for the sake of abbreviation as FBIS, not to be confused with FBI, which is the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the Justice Department. Service to Families. Indication that the Government was doing some such work was di vulged generally sometime ago, when a warning went out to fam ilies not to be taken in by anyone who wanted to furnish such radio messages for money. But more de tails of the operation have just come to light. The service is free to families. The messages are picked up by a kind of super monitoring system, channeling through the central re ceiving station here at 1424 K street N.W. Into this headquarters come messages from many different list ening posts scattered throughout the United States and abroad. Bo complete is the monitoring, 24 hours a day, according to expert*, that it is safe to say that no single pris oner's message shot into the air by an enemy radio station amid a flood of enemy propaganda escapes the keen ears of Uncle Sam’s official I listeners-in. Some of the messages, purporting ; to have, been sent by the enemy ! from men of our armed forces who are prisoners abroad, may be sus pect. The enemy is not broadcasting I these messages to give aid and com fort to relatives back home but to entice Americans to listen to propa ganda. The enemy realizes news from a prisoner is most eagerly awaited in thousands of American homes, especially since the recent disclosure of Japanese atrocities. All the Facts Checked. So the Government in its compre hensive coverage of Axis broad casts carefully checks, so far as pos sible, all facta in the broadcast against information available in official sources here. Into the office on K stneet. which is set up with translators, typewrit ers, telephones with earphanes and receiving machines, pour messages picked up by powerful receiving sta tions near Washington in Puerto Rico, in Texas, San Francisco, Ore gon and from other listening posts abroad. Translators are constantly at work sifting the wheat from the chaff, analyzing broadcasts for high officials in the Government, and taking careful note of all messages which mav concern, an American prisoner of war. These messages are being broad cast from time to time by both the Japanese and the Germans. They usually give the prisoner's name and the name and address of some next of kin, usually a mother, father, wife. Included in the message often is some detail of information which would not be known outside the immediate family. As soon as such messages arrive at K street they are forwarded to the next of kin home address, with the explanation it came from Axis sources. In the cases of soldiers, the information is forwarded to the War Department, which checks with the man's service ercord. Most ol the messages are found to be bona fide, conforming to the War Depart ment’s report of prisoners of war Some vary in details. About '50 to 60 such messages clear through FBIS here daily. A total of about 1,800 have been handled since the service began. Everything is done by FBIS and the War Department to give full and accurate informa tion to the family. One anxious father here recently was told by friends they had heard a message about his boy. Early next morning he rushed to the FBIS and there was the message, through channels in complete text. Concert Stars to Join 400 Federal Leaders In Symphony Rally A rally and entertainment for 400 key Government workers In the forthcoming National Symphony Orchestra’s sustaining fund drive will be staged at the Hotel Statler at 8:30 o’clock tonight. Heads of the Government com mittee symphony representatives and concert stars will appear to stress the importance of co-opera tion between the Federal employes and the orchestra in carrying out the program. First step in the campaign is the special concert for Federal employes February 16 in Constitution Hall. Tickets for the “Federal Employes Command Performance’’ went on sale today in three Government buildings and the symphony box of fice in Kitt’s Music Store, 1330 G street N.W. The campaign itself will start Wednesday with a goal of $130,000 to support the orchestra next sea son. Speakers at tonight’s rally will in clude Dr. Hans Kindler, director of the National Symphony: Represent ative Will Rogers, jr.; Civil Service Commissioner Arthur S. Flemming, chairman of the Government Com mittee: Robert M. Holmes, jr.. presi dent of the Federal Employes’ Recre ation Council: Marshall Stalley, president of the Federal Recreation Committee: Dr. Henry F. Hubbard, assistant to the chairman, Council of Personnel Administration; Joseph J Cloud, day city editor of the Washington Post, and Jay Carmody, drama editor of The Star, who will act as master of ceremonies. Musicians contributing their tal ents to the rally include Corpl. Glenn Darwin, baritone, formerly with the Metropolitan Opera; Marie Nash, musical comedy star; Musi cian (First Class) Earl Wild, pianist, and Joan Valentine, soprano, who will represent the Friendly Society. 500 Gulf Oil Workers To Get Overtime Pay About 500 service station attend ants with the Gulf Oil Corp. in the District, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania may now be paid time and a half for overtime in excess of 48 hours, the regional War Labor Board in Phila delphia ruled today. Special permission from the board was sought by the company because gasoline station employes are not covered by the Wages and Hours Act, under which time and a half is mandatory for work over 40 hours. White School Denies Formal Request to Admit Colored Boy John P. Davis, colored lawyer, to day took his 5-year-old son to the Crosby S. Noyes School at Tenth and Franklin streets N.E. and was refused the right to register him because that school is "for white children only.” Mr. Davis applied to the Board of Education last week for permission to enter Michael Davis in the Noyes School on the grounds the board had provided no colored school within a mile of his home at 3105 Fourteenth street NE. The board instructed Miss Grace Bush, principal of Noyes, to refuse Michael admittance, asserting that the validity of the District dual school system had been upheld in 1910 by a decision of the Court ol Appeals of the District. Mr. Davia announced at the time he intended to take Michael to the school today to "establish legal procedure” of ac tually being turned down at the school. Taken to Principal’s Office. Arriving at the school at 8:52 a.m. Mr. Davis was handed a "No. 1 cer tificate by a student as the first parent arriving to discuss the be ginning of the second term. A woman entering just behind him was given a No. 2 certificate. After being seated for a moment Mr. Davis and Michael were led by another student into the office of the principal, where he had been joined by Miss Grace Lind, supervising principal of the fifth elementary division, and William H. Luers president of the Dahlgren Terrace Citizens’ Association and chairman of the Good Neighbor League oi Dahlgren Terrace. Birth Certificate Presented. As reported by the principal, Mr Davis gestured toward his son, say ing "he is 5,” and placed a birth certificate on the desk. “I have to say I cannot enter him,’ Miss Bush said she replied. "Is there any reason?” asked Mr Davis. "Because this is a school for white children only.” Mr. Davis thanked her quietly she said, and left the office at once When photographers attempted to take pictures he covered his son’: face with the birth certificate and said, "No pictures, no comments.” The board has asked the District Commissioners to get money for a site for a colored school in that area through a deficiency appropriation and get funds to build a school from the Federal Works Agency. First Inductees Called Under New Draft Plan 19 Given Physical Test 3 Weeks Ago Report Tomorrow The first, District men to go into the armed forces under the new draft procedure calling for a thor ough physical examination at least three weeks ahead of induction will report to the Navy Recruiting Sta tion at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. The 19 men scheduled to report tomorrow were among those ex amined and found physically quali fied for the Navy at the Port Myer examining station last month. Brief Teat Tomorrow. When they report to the recruit ing station tomorrow the men will be given a brief physical examlna- i tion to make sure no physical de-! fects have developed since their' trip to Port Myer. If they pass that examination they will be sworn in and sent to a training center. It was explained that selection of men for the Marine Corps and Coast Guard will he made from the croup acceptable for the Navy and they will be sent to the Marine or Coast Guard stations. Army selectees will not begin re porting under the new system until February 22, when the first group goes to District selective service headquarters and from there to Port Meade, Md„ or Camp Lee. Va., to be examined and sworn into the Army. In the meantime, men sworn into the Army and Marine Corps are still reporting for duty under the old procedure, which allowed them a three or two week furlough after induction. Three men inducted | into the Marine Corps January 25 and 29. sworn into the Army Jan uary 18, will report for duty after their postinduction furlough to ; morrow. Others Report to Navy. Since the Navy previously granted only one-week furloughs, the last of the men sworn Into the Navy under the old procedure reported for duty today. They had been Inducted anuary 31. Following are the men found ac ceptable to the Navy who have been ordered by their local boards to re port at the Navy recruiting station tomorrow: Compton. Aaron B. Nichols. Philip. Fanning. D A . sr Johnson, Eugene M. Foreman. H Clark Leverett, Robert L Goodman. Samuel Merritt. Matthew, jr. Moseley, Joseph A Terry, Thomas E. Ruffner. Wm A., jr. Perry, Vincent F. Self. Robert J. Stephens. Thelmo 8. Carr. William H Tyler. Melvin S. Caldwell. James L. Young. Samuel L. McConnell. H. R , Jr. The following men will report for active duty in the Army tomorrow: j Lewis. Seth Lansden. John K. S. i Conlon. John J Baker. Joseph P. Hunt. William A Johnston. Felton M. Wilson, Thierry J. Lawhom. John J Rodill. Benjamin F. Hudgins. Diniel H. Lowery. Charles D Kraus. Milton Buekwalter. Roy P. Ambrosi, Anthony Meadows, David W. Shorb, George V. i McMahon. Milton F. Kelly. William J. Lavtgne, Norman Dunaway. Philip H. Inland. Joseph P. Conley, James A. Price. Joseph L. Molltor, Carl W. Winbigler. Daniel R. S-hmitz. Philip L. Housel, Howard W. W'gng, Gay J. Greene. Byron A. The following men will report for active duty in the Marine Corps to morrow : Fioramonti. Rccco Edwards. James W. Dons. Eugene A Pytnians Will Celebrate Anniversary February 21 The Grand Lodge of Knights of Pythias of the District of Columbia, assisted by the Pythian Sisters, will observe the 80th anniversary of the founding of the organization with a dinner : i n honor of John Lee Smith ; of Texas, su preme council lor, at 8:30 p.m. February 21 at ! Pythian Tem ple, 1012 Ninth street N.W. Senator Con nally, Democrat, of Texas will introduce M r. Smith, who also i s Lieutenant J**1® *-** smith. Governor of Texas. The committee in charge of the dinner includes Eugene Bashore. E. J. Newcomb and Dr. Robert Bacon. Three Slated to Testify At Delinquency Hearing Testimony at the next House Ju venile delinquency hearing will be given by Milo F. Christiansen, Dis trict Recreation Director; the Rev. Dr. John K. Cartwright, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, and Rabbi Norman Gerstenfeld. The hearing will be held at 10:30 am. Wednesday in the District Committee Room in the Old House Office Building. Names of the witnesses were an nounced by Chairman D'Alesandro of the House District Subcommittee on Public Health, which has been conducting an investigation into wartime juvenile delinquency in the District. 'Friends' Steal $325 In Card Game Holdup Eight colored men glanced up from their card game in the home of Fred Warren, colored, 2231 On tario road N.W., early yesterday to greet two “friends” who entered. The greeting died on their lips, Warren told police, when the play ers loked into the barrel of a pistol held by one of the men, who de manded their money. While one of the holdup men covered them with the pistol, they handed (325 over to his companion. Both men, police said, were known to the card players. California State Society Elects Hinshaw President Representative Carl Hinshaw. Re publican, of California, was elected president of the California State Society of Washington at a meet ing yesterday, at the Lee Sheraton Hotel. More than 200 persons, in cluding most of the members of the California congressional delega tion. attended. Representative Hin shaw succeeds Commissioner Ray C. Wakefield of the Federal Communi cations Commission. Blackout Test Called District's Best to Date 13 Persons Reported For Violations, 5 Others Warned The District’s 28th air-raid test last night—the first blackout held here since October 15—was termed today by Army and Civilian De fense officials as the “most suc cessful” thus far. Police found it necessary, how ever, to report the names of 13 persons to the Corporation Counsel for violating the regulations, while 5 other persons, not reported, were given warnings. One of the violators, Samuel Sper ling, 54, operator of a store at 633 Fourth street S.W., told Judge Brice Clagett that he turned out the lights in his store at 3 p.m. yesterday but evidently the switch was broken and they remained on. In another blackout case. Joseph Moore of 46 Rhode Island avenue N.W. was fined 525 today in Munici pal Court when he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving more than 15 mile? per hour during the blue •signal. He was arrested on the Taft Bridge by police who said he was driving 40 miles an hour. OCD officials observed the test from the Washington Monument. The party included Maj. Gen. John T. Lewis, commanding general of the military district of Washing ton, and Commissioners John Rus sell Young and Charles W. Kutz. Gep. Lewis said he felt the black out surpassed any previous test, while Commissioner Young, who is regional OCD directpr, termed it “highly satisfactory7.” The officials were pleased with the promptness with which street and traffic lights went out at the given signal. rraerai nuuaings mar rest. Lights from several Government ; buildings and passing cars’were the only factors marring the test. In ; scattered instances lights in private homes remained on. but were quickly i turned off when air-raid wardens I noticed the violation. From the : Monument a light could be seen burning in the Capitol. During the test the airport was completely blacked out. Union Sta tion was partially darkened, as al lowed, with business almost as usual, except during the 10-minute red alarm period, when no one was al lowed to leave. Only two minor accidents, neither involving injuries, were reported during the blackout. The actual test lasted from 9:30 p.m. to 10:45, i although the first audible signal for lights-out sounded at 9:55. The wavering red signal, halting pedes trian and vehicular traffic, came at 10:20 and the second steady blast (blue) sounded at 10:30. The all clear came at 10:45 p.m. Moonlight Is Bright. The full moon illuminated the area during the test. The White House, which had been darkened early, was invisible to observers in the Monument before the blackout began, but was seen clearly after the surrounding buildings were dark ened. Officials were pleased at the com pliance of nearby counties! Arling ! ton was completely blacked out. Not a light could be seen. Frank' C. Hanrahan. Arlington County OCD I director, said. “The best I’ve seen i yet.” Excellent results also were re ported in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties. Pedestrian traffic on downtown streets thinned noticeably about I half an hour before the test started. William J. Mileham, chief air raid warden, reported his group re sponded “splendidly.” Simulated incidents were held throughout the city, but dispatching of emergency equipment was held to a minimum because of the shortage of gasoline. The blackout was the first held under the new War Department policy of permitting one announced test on Sunday every three months. Oxon Hill P-TA to Meet The Oxon Hill (Md.) Parent Teachers' Association will meet at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the school audi torium. Dr. John M. Byers, Prince George County health officer, will show a film and give a talk on tuber culosis. Daily Rationing Reminder? fin Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.— Book No. 4, green stamps G, H, and J valid through February 20. Stamps K, L and M valid through March 20. Meats, Fats, Etc. — Book No. 3, stamps V, W and X valid through February 26. Points for Fata—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 5 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 through tomorrow. No. 9-A coupons good for 3 gal lons starting Wednesday through May 8. B, B-l, C and C-l coupons good for 2 gallons each. These coupons will expire on date indi cated on individual books. B-2 and C-2 coupons in books issued since December 1 are good for 5 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 today. Period No. 3 coupons good through March 14. Period No. 4 coupons valid tomor row through September 30. Nos. 2, 3 and 4 coupons good for 10 gallons per unit. According to the District OPA, consumers in this area should not have used more than 61 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of Feb ruary 7.