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HEROIC DISTRICT AIRMAN SHIELDS BROTHER PILOT This is one of a series of stories by a Star war correspondent cm District, Maryland and Virginia soldiers taking part in the bombing of Germany. By WALTER McCALLUM, Star St«fl Correspondent. A THUNDERBOLT BASE IN ENGLAND— Opposite a very few of the names on the roster of a Thun derbolt squadron in England are the ominous "MIA." It means "missing in action.” and there are very few of them on the lengthy roster. The boys who fly the big. fast P-47s don't often lose a bout to Jerry, but once in a while something happens, as it is bound to happen in an air battle to the end. No one knows at this fighter base whether First Lt. John H. Walker, 23, former senior plumber with the Federal Works Agency, got out of a dive from 20,000 feet alive, or whether his plane crash ed to German earth. They do know, however, that if he died, it was W'hile protecting a brother pilot by keeping a Jerry fighter off his tail. Perhaps Medium, one day word will come trough that Lt. Walker is a prisoner of war. The chances are he is just that, and that in the melee with a group of ME 109s he was able to leave his plane and parachute to earth, to spend the rest of the war in a German prison camp. Lt. walker attended George Wash ington High School at Alexandria. Va., and attended the University of Maryland for two and a half years. Flying his plane Pew, he earned the Air Medal and an Oak Leaf Cluster. Escorted Bombers. Early in February he went out on a ramrod, which in Air Force par lance means a high-flight escorting bombers. There were plenty of his P-47 pals along, and they flew a tight formation thousands of feet above Germany, daring tne Luft waffe to come up and fight. Cross ing the coast of Holland the flak came up, brown and lethal, as the Jerry radar picked up the bomber flight and its escorting fighters. They flew on through the brow’n bursts. Flak seldom bothers the high airmen. They crossed part of Holland and flew over the Zuider Zee and veered south over Belgium and Northern France. Jerry usually concentrates on the bombers and leaves the fighters strictly alone. He has learned by sad experience the wallop a P-47 packs in its stingers, the eight 50 caliber machine guns which poke out from the leading edge of the Wing. This time the Jerry fighters were a little less cautious than usual. They didn't make the usual pass at the bombers and then run away from the fighters. One got on the tail of the plane flown by a member of Lt. Walker’s flight. The Ameri can boy went into violent evasive tactics, spiraling downward to throw the ME off the blind spot. Walker saw the situation and flung himself down from 25.000 feet, hot mi the tall of the ME which chased his pal down toward the deck. “He dove down through the overcast at around 9.000 feet and we never saw him again,” said one of his flight companions. He was high enough to come out of the dive, and he wasn't smoking. We hope he got out all right. Probably he did. but we don't know. We sure hope he made it all right." The command expects him to turn up. just as did a captain of the same squadron a few days ago, when word came back through un official channels that his wife had received a postcard from hiih dated from a prison camp in Germany. Jerry Is Unwilling. Sometimes the boys in this squad ron fly 40, 50 or even 60 operational sorties over Germany, spoiling for a fight. They look all over the sky for a pugnacious German without finding a Jerry willing to mix it. Take the case, for instance, of 28-year-old Col. Joseph L. Mason.; one of the youngest full colonels in the European theater. An Air Force j veteran and a pilot of surpassing skill, Col. Joe was plenty browned off, as they say here, because he couldn't get, a Jerry in his sights. Jerry just refused to stand and fight. The colonel had led more than two score sorties over Europe and still he hadn’t warmed his guns. Proud of the record of his group, which had knocked down around 60 Jer ries, he personally never had a shot at a German. Then one day recently he was leading a flight of P-47s over Ger many and Holland on an escort mis sion, marshaling a flight of B-17s heading for Schweinfurt and the ME ball-bearing plants deep in Southern Germany. At 24,000 feet the colonel waggled I his wings and peeled off. Down he swooped, hot on the tail of a Jerry fighter, who tried to run away and fight another day. The P-47 dives fast. He caught the Jerry around 8,000 feet and gave him a squirt. Jerry kept on going down for the deck, as the pilots call the ground, or just above it. The colonel kept right on his tail. They flew over a town in Western Germany. The colonel’s guns spat death right down the main street of the town. Nazi Scattered Half Mile. Just across the western edge the colonel got the fleeing Jerry fighter in his deadly cone of fire and the Jerry plane flipped over and hit the ground. "There were flaming pieces scat tered for half a mile,” said Col. Joe. "No, I didn’t feel I was killing a man. I was shooting at an air- i plane.” They all feel that way. There's nothing personal in these air duels. It is a battle of flying and fighting skill. The human element is for gotten. It's a duel of deflection shots, which are plenty tough, or of so maneuvering a plane that you get on the tail of the enemy and give him a two-second burst. If you hold the trigger down too long your guns get hot. But a .50-caliber gun, and there *re eight of them in all, zpurt* a lot of stuff in two seconds. Social Agencies Group Calls for Study of Welfare Needs Commissioners Are Urged To Appoint Committee Of Citizens for Survey The Family and Child Welfare Committee of the Council of Social Agencies today requested the Board of Public Welfare and the Com missioners to appoint a committee of prominent citizens to study public welfare needs in the District and to make recommendations for its ad ministration to Congress. They suggested the Commissioners select two committee members, the Board of Public Welfare two, and welfare and civic groups in the com munity at large 9 to 15 members. Pending completion of the inves tigation, it was recommended that a bill before Congress which would make the Welfare Board advisory and transfer its administrative authority to the Commissioners be held up. Discuss Advisory Board. The action, which w’as taken at a meeting yesterday at the YWCA, followed a discussion on whether the District should have an advisory’ administrative board of public wel fare. The speakers included A. Harding Paul, board member; Irvin Bryan, who spoke in the absence of Richmond B. Keech, corporation counsel, and J. Milton Patterson, president of the American Public Welfare Association and director of the Maryland State Department of Public Welfare. Reaffirming the board's position, Mr. Paul said there “should be fur ther study of the public welfare pro gram by a duly appointed commit tee and amendments to present leg islation to make the board wholly responsible in the public welfare field.’’ Hearings on the bill submitted by the Commissioners, he added, will present an opportunity for “com munity expression” on what is be lieved the best organisational form of public welfare in the District. Citizens of the District, who are in the unique position of having no vote, have favored an adminis trative board which is in close touch with community needs and inter ests, he asserted. Favors Proposal. Speaking in favor of the Com missioner's proposal, Mr. Bryan pointed out that if the Commis sioners were delegated administra tive powers the people of the Dis trict could more easily place respon sibility for poor administration. If some welfare matters are un satisfactory the public win “know in whose face to shake its fingers,” he added. As outlined by Mr. Bryan the pending bill will transfer all ad ministrative duties from the Board of Public Welfare to the Commis sioners. create a department of pub lic welfare, heads of which would be appointed by the Commissioners, and delegate to the Board of Public Welfare only advisory and visitorial powers. Bowles Rules Schools Must Justify Pleas For Extra Oil Rations OPA Administrator Cites Serious Shortage; Warns Of Conservation Need OPA Administrator Chester Bowles yesterday advised Chairman D’Alesandro of the House District Health Subcommittee it was "simply impossible”, in view of the "serious” fuel oil shortage, to grant additional allotments to all schools. However, he continued, any school that can show a substantial change in circumstances since the date of the original application for fuel oil may apply for a new ration on the basis of new conditions, this to be considered by the local ration board. His statement was in reply to queries from Mr. D’Alesandro re garding St. Dominic’s School, Sixth Rnd E streets S.W., closed temporar ily last week for lack of fuel oil. Schools Must Share Cut. Mr. Bowles, while voicing sym-1 pathv for the difficulties facing the1 schools, said the OPA felt that ini view- of the drastically curtailedj supply for civilian use which imposes a reduction on all heating users of fuel oil. it was necessary for schools to share in the general cur tailment. He suggested schools could save fuel by various means, including closing of nonessential activities; cutting off auditoriums, gymnasiums and other portions of buildings not used for "basic education”; transfer of classes to coal-heated buildings; and temporary closing of schools in cold weather and using spring and summer vacation periods to make up time so lost. Have Larger Rations. Mr. Bowles added that schools had available considerably more fuel oil this winter than during the preceding one. “We are still confronted with a very serious fuel oil shortage,” he said, "particularly on the East Coast, and stocks are in most in stances still below minimum operat ing requirements. “Provision has been made for handling cases of sick and infirm persons, and for children under four years of age in a school or orphan age, or for the care of persons in a home for the aged. Much as we would like to liberalize our program, it would be simply impossible, In the light of existing supplies, to make provision for additional oil for all schools.” James Allen Quits OWI Domestic Branch James Allen, deputy director of the domestic branch of the Office of War Information since the agency was created two years ago, has re signed to accept a position with the motion picture industry in Holly wood. He plans to leave OWI in about two weeks. Mr. Allen was in the movie busi ness before coming to Washington to take a job with the Office of Facts and Figures, which later was absorbed by OWI. ' WASHINGTON NEWS WASHINGTON, D. C. : SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1944 B ¥** Baby Broker Bill Gets Favorable Senate Report Committee Makes Amendments to House Measure The Senate District Committee today reported favorably on a meas ure generally known as the "baby broker bill” to provide for licensing and control of agencies for place ment of young children in homes. The bill had been passed earlier by the House, but the Senate com mittee, at the request of Senatoi McCarran, Democrat, of Nevada added several amendments. One provides that the Commis sioners shall grant without delay a license to any corporation or or ganized charity which has been engaged in child placement work under charters granted by specific acts of Congress. Even these will be subject to inspection and regula tion by the Commissioners. Records to Be Guarded. Another amendment provides for the elimination of a clause providing that the books of child-placement institutions “shall not be open for inspection or divulged except with the authority of the Board of Public Welfare.” Senator McCarran ex plained that he felt no one should have authority to inspect these rec ords. and that the information on children and mothers should be fully protected. Conditions in America are such now, he said, that they are "giving rise to many, many unmarried mothers,” some of them from "good families.” The Senate committee also ordered a House-approved bill to enlarge the administrative powers of the Com missioners referred to a subcom mittee headed by Senator Tydings. Democrat, of Maryland, and includ ing Senators Clark, Democrat, of Idaho, and Burton, Republican, of Ohio. Senator Tydings said the question went to fundamental con siderations of the relations between Congress and the Commissioners, and that he thought full hearings would be needed. He accepted the chairmanship with the understand ings he could devote ample time to the measure. Firemen’s Pay Bill Favored. The committee reported favorably on the Bilbo bill to raise the salaries of captains, lieutenants and sergeants in the Fire Department to the level of pay of corresponding officers of the Police Department—$3,600 a year for captains, $3,050 for lieuten ants and $2,750 for sergeants. The bill to provide for a refer endum for unlicensed barbers to determine what day of the week their shops should be closed was re ferred for study to a subcommittee consisting of Senators Jackson, Democrat, of Indiana, chairman; Walsh, Democrat, of New Jersey and Weeks, Republican, of Massa chusetts. Senator McCarran, chairman of the District Committee prior to his recent selection as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the committee that he would insist that they complete their action on the Gallinger Hospital investigation report of the subcommittee consist ing of Senators Holman, Bushfield and Buck. This report calls for the removal of Commissioner Guy Mason, Health Officer George C. Ruhland and Dr. Joseph L. Gilbert, head of the psychiatric ward at Gallinger. Two others listed have resigned, one being Dr. Edgar A. Bocock, who since has been made superintendent of Doctors Hospital. Because Senators Tydings and Burton had to leave for other com mittee sessions, the Gallinger mat ter was not gone into further. President Nominates Holt as U. S. Attorney Judges Had Named Him For Vacancy Temporarily President Roosevelt today nomi nated Harry H. Holt, jr„ of Hamp ton, Va., to be United States at torney for the Eastern district of Virginia, which includes Northern Virginia. Mr. Holt already has assumed the office, however, having been named Saturday by Judges Robert N. Pollard and Sterling Hutcheson of f’ederal District Court at Rich mond to fill the vacancy until the President could make a nomination. The vacancy was created when Judge Hutcheson resigned as dis trict attorney last week to go on the bench as successor to the late Judge Luther B. Wav. Mr. Holt was sworn in yesterday. He is a graduate of Virginia Mili tary Institute, and he studied law at the University of Virginia. He was a member of the firm of Mon tague & Holt at Hampton. He served for a time as assistant United States Attorney General in charge of land condemnation cases in that district. The White House said his ap pointment was recommended by Senators Glass and Byrd and in dorsed by numerous members of the Virginia bar. Watchman's Assailant Held Under $6,500 Bond Carl King, alias Clarence Free man, 25, no fixed address, was held under $6,500 bond in Municipal Court today on charges of beating a 71-vear-old night watchman and attempting to break into the Atlas Sporting Goods Store, 937 D street N.W. Police said Freeman and an ac complice attacked William Young, 71, of 507 Hobart street N.W after he caught the two men trying to enter the D street store. The ac complice escaped. Freeman, who was arrested early today, pleaded not guilty. Charges of assault with a danger ous weapon and housebreaking were continued until April 14. Senate Confirms Burden The Senate yesterday confined the appointment of William A. M. Bur den of New York as Assistant Secre tary of Commerce, succeeding W. L. Clayton, who resigned to become surplus property administrator. 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Xe2_ V 1 nC ^ ^xtElt- „ ATTACK I)NTiUwav. RjEv/fcMUE) Second Witness Backs New Basis of Fixing Pepco Depreciation Chief Engineer of PUC Testifies in Favor of 'Straight-Line Method' Fred A. Sager, chief engineer of the Public Utilities Commission, to day joined Charles W. Smith, chief of the Bureau of Accounts, finance and Rates of the Federal Power Commission, in urging a change In the depreciation policies of the Po tomac Electric Power Co. Mr. Sager, a witness in the annual power rate hearings now before the PUC. testified in favor of the “straight line method” of determin ing depreciation—the method by Which the annual depreciation charges are determined by talcing the original cost of property and dividing it by the anticipated life of the equipment. The witness said he did not be lieve the present limitation of 20 per cent for depreciation reserves allowed the company was sound. He said a past study indicated that such a- limitation might prove serious to /the company and said the "straight-line method” would “tend to make the integrity of its capital more secure.” Yesterday Mr. Smith advocated the straight-line method and sug gested a change from Pepco’s un depreciated to a depreciated rate base. He also criticized the 20 per cent limitation on depreciaton re serves. D. C. Man Loses 3 Fingers in Ammunition Explosion Corpl. Lawrence A. Meinberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Meinberg. 1160 Neal street N.E., was among 28 sol diers injured in an explosion of artillery ammunition which claimed the lives of four men last Friday at Camp Breckinridge. Ky„ the post public relations office announced yesterday. Mrs. Meinberg said today she had been informed by the base hospital that the accident had necessitated the amputation of three fingers. A native of Washington. Corpl. Meinberg attended McKinley High School and formerly was employed by the Civil Service Commission. He entered the service in the fall of 1942. Maid Slashed to Death While on Way to Work A colored maid—Miss Ollie Butler, 39, of Clinton, Md.—was slashed to death by a colored man early today while on her way to a home in Clin ton where she was employed, ac cording to Maryland State police. Miss Butler was walking with Thomas Proctor, colored, of Clinton, w'hen her assailant, described as a "giant,” approached them and said he would like to talk to the woman alone, police said. When Proctor moved several feet away, the other man grabbed Miss Butler and slashed her throat and body. Proc tor ran for help. The attacker then told a neighbor of Miss Butler he had killed her, police said, and lied. Police imme diately began a search. Save This Newspaper Many paper mills are shut ting down for lack of waste paper to convert into cartons for Army and Navy supplies shipped overseas. Every pound of old newspapers and maga zines is needed. Telephone your nearest school or notify some school child in your block to have your paper picked up. Civilian War Services Division Mrs. Dolmage Takes To Be Cited for Draft Aid Center Stand in Own Defense Unit Here Has Become Model for Nation; i,, u . ^ r« |4 1,000 Selectees, Families Aided in First Month ,n *enl Uem me» The National Office of Civilian Defense will award a Citation for Merit to the Civilian War Services Division of the District specifically for the Draft Aid Center and the War Hospitality Committee, it was learned today. National OCD said the Draft Aid Center, jointly sponsored by District Selective Service and Civilian War Services and operated by the latter, had become a model for the country. On the basis of its operation here —service to more than 1,000 selec tees and their families in its first month of operation—National OCD has recommended the establishment of similar centers to State and local defense councils throughout the country, using the experience here as a guide. A National OCD spokesman re ported that centers had already been set up as a result of the OCD recom mendation in several cities, includ ing Philadelphia and Portland, Oreg., and others are being organ ized. The War Hospitality Committee, which is relatively much older, co ordinates recreation services, home hospitality and lodging services for men and women in uniform, puts on 100 camp shows a month, sends hostesses to camp dances, staffs canteens with volunteers, operates the United Nations Service Center and generally makes life more pleas ant for servicemen visiting Wash ington or stationed at nearby camps. Housed in the information build ing at Fourteenth street and Penn sylvania avenue N.W., the Draft Aid Center grew out of an idea suggested to The Star by a young father about to be drafted. He suggested an advisory service' where other fathers in the same position could go for information about allotments, medical care for their dependents, and what to do about legal questions arising from The Star took the idea to Civilian War Services and District Selective Service, volunteers were trained as consultants, prospective selectees were told about the center at a Daily Rationing Reminders^ Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.— Book No. 4, green stamps K, L, and M valid through March 20 and retain old values of 8, 5, 2 and 1 points. Book No. 4, blue stamps A-8, B-8, C-8, D-8 and E-8 valid through May 20 and worth 10 points each. Blue stamps F-8, G-8, H-8, J-8 and K-8 valid April 1 through June 30. Blue tokens and green 1-point stamps may be used as change. Meats, Fats, Etc.—Book No. 3, brown stamps Y and Z valid through March 20 and retain old values of 8, 5, 2 and 1 points. Book No. 4, red stamps A-8, B-8, C-8, D-8, E-8 and F-8 good through May 20 and worth 10 points each. Red stamps G-8. H-8 and J-8 good March 26. Red tokens and brown 1-point stamps may be used as change. Sugar—Book No. 4, stamp 30 valid for 5 pounds indefinitely. Book No. 4, stamp 40 good for 5 for home canning through febru ary 28, 1945. Gasoline—No. 9-A coupons good for 3 gallons through May 8. B-2, C-2, B-3 and C-3 coupons good for 5 gallons each. Fuel Oil—Period No. 4 coupons valid through September 30. Period No. 5 coupons valid through Septem ber 30. All good for 10 gallons per unit. Consumers in this area should not have used more than 81 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil rations as of March 13. mortgages, insurance and payments on the home. mass meeting and the center was officially launched last month. The OCD citation, established about eight months ago, has been given to 23 groups out of the hun dreds of defense councils through out the country. It Is awarded for specific outstanding Jobs on the home front. St. Louis was cited for its block organization, which in the Third War Loan drive resulted in more than 100 blocks in which every resi dent bought bonds and stamps and for the action of its defense corps in the 1943 Mississippi flood. Chi cago was cited for the excellence of its camouflage and blackout plans prepared by a technical committee of its defense council. Lt. Gen. William N. Haskell, newly appointed OCD director, will pre sent the citation. AAA Group Backs D. C. Parking Study Approves Committee To Plan for Postwar A committee to study immediate parking needs for the District and to formulate an extensive postwar system of parking for the Capital was approved by the District Ad visory Board of the American Auto mobile Association at a meeting in the Hotel Washington yesterday. The group was established at a meeting of the Advisory Board's Traffic and Highway Committee Thursday. Members of the special committee are Washington I. Cleve land, manager of the District divi sion of the AAA; S. R. Harrison, deputy engineer of streets in the Department of Highways; T. W. Lovejoy, executive secretary of the Washington Regional Committee; Inspector Arthur E. Miller of the Metropolitan Police Department; John Nolan, director of planning, National Capital Parks and Planning Commission; Irving C. Root, super intendent of the National Capital parks, and William A. Van Duzer, District traffic director. “The members of this group," it was pointed out in a statement, "fully realize that they invite every sort of public criticism if tangible results are not forthcoming from their activities. At the same time, they also appreciate the importance of determining upon a parking pro gram which will be ready and avail able as we enter the postwar period.” The committee announced that no chairman had been selected, since every member was approaching his task in a “vigorous, co-operative spirit.” Material already gathered by the Highway Department's plan ning survey will be used by the new committee to assist in formu lating a workable plan for off-street as well as on-street parking. Mr. Lovejoy will act as executive secretary of the Parking Committee ;to co-ordinate its work and keep a record of its accomplishments. Judge Advocates' Unit Names Dr. Baldinger Dr. Milton I. Baldinger. profes sor of law at National University, has been named executive secretary of the Judge Advocates’ Association, Lt. Col. Howard A. Brundage. presi dent of the association, announced today. Other officers elected are Lt. Col. Herbert M. Kidner, first vice presi dent; Maj. John L. Smith, jr., sec ond vice president; Col. Robert M. Springer, treasurer, and Maj. George \V. Tackabury, secretary. Maj. Gen. Myron C. Cramer, the judge advo cate general, la honorary president. Elevator Operator Says She Saw Defendant Near Apartment Taking the stand in her own de fense, Mrs. Prances Dolmage, ac cused of stealing a $50,000 antique jewel collection belonging to Otis Beal Kent, wealthy retired tax law yer, testified in District Court to day that the only key she had to the Kept apartment was given to the scrap drive after the death of Mr. Kent’s mother. Mrs. Dolmage said she had a key to the apartment on Eleventh street, where Mr. Kent lived with his mother, to enable her to pay social visits. She said a great af fection existed between Mrs. Kent and herself. When the Kents moved to the Presidential Apart ments at Sixteenth and L streets N.W. she was given a key to the service door by Mrs. Kent. That was the key thrown away in the scrap drive. She said she had never entered the apartment through the front door except when admitted by Mr. Kent. Mrs. Dolmage said she had no de sire to visit the apartment after Mrs. Kent’s death, and that the key she threw away would have been of no value as Mr. Kent had changed all the locks on the apartment. Miss Buchannon Mentioned. Asked who was living with Mr. Kent at the apartment following his mother’s death, Mrs. Dolmage said it was the woman who now is suing him for breach of promise. “You mean Miss Margaret Bu channon?” asked her attorney, Rob ert H. McNeill. "The same,” replied Mrs. Dolmage. Previously, Beulah Davis, colored elevator operator at the Presidential Apartments, Sixteenth and L streets N.W., testified she saw Mrs. Dol mage on the apartment stairway last July, the day the jewel col lection allegedly was stolen. The witness said Mrs. Dolmage, who is accused of stealing the wealthy retired lawyer's jewels, was carrying a small black ladies’ over night case and had a small round paper bag tucked under her arm. She identified Mrs. Dolmage as the woman she saw on the stairway, and said Mrs. Dolmage stepped into a recess on the landing between the second and third floors the first time Miss Davis looked up the stairway. Was Delivering Mail. The elevator operator said she was delivering mail to apartments on the second floor at the time and that her attention was attracted by footsteps on the stairway. She looked a second time to see who was coming down the stairs, she re lated, and came face to face with Mrs. Dolmage, whom she knew as “the woman with the little dog." Ira N. Gulickson, Police Depart ment identification expert, who tes tified yesterday, resumed the stand briefly this morning. He told of seeing the jewels in a black lady's overnight bag last March and iden tified an inventory card as being in the bag when he examined the Jewels. Thomas R. Davis, janitor at the Presidential Apartments for the last five years, told the jury he was cleaning the hallway on the fourth floor last July 24 when he noticed the latticed door of Mr. Kent's apartment open. He said he never before had seen the door open and that it was fastened by a lock that only could be opened from the inside. The witness said he did not see Mrs. Dolmage in the apartment building that day. Denies Discussing Case. Under cross-examination by De fence Attorney Robert H. McNeill, Mr. Davis admitted he had refused to dlseusa the caae with the at Maryland Wants Largest Share Of U.5. Road Aid Commission Chairman Cites D. C. Motorists1 Use of Highways Maryland Is entitled to more Fed* eral aid for construction of new highways than any other State be cause of the great number of Dis trict motorists who use its roads, a spokesman for the State Roads Commission today told the House Roads Committee. The District is actually in Mary land, but no District taxes go to the State, it was pointed out by Ezra B. Whitman, chairman of the roads commission. Mr. Whitman appeared in connec tion with a hearing on the bill introduced by Committee Chairman Robinson to provide *3.000,000,000 for increased Federal aid for postwar highway construction. Under the terms of the bill. States would be granted up to 75 per cent of the total cost of their annual road building programs for three years after the war. Superhighway Backed. The most important projects for Maryland, Mr. Whitman told the committee, would be a new super highway between Baltimore and Washington and a speedy route through Baltimore. The Baltimore Washington superhighway, with its underpasses and clover leaf turns, is estimated to cost *30,000,000. It is hoped, he said, that the route from Washington to Fort George G. Meade will be constructed en tirely with Federal funds, since most of the highway would pass through public lands. Mr. Whitman explained two proj ects for moving traffic rapidly through Baltimore are being con sidered. The first, which would pro vide for a bridge over the harbor to connect with the new Phila delphia road, would cost about *22, 500.000. The other, providing for a free-way through the heart of the city, would probably C06t *50, 000,000. Mr. wmtman approved of the Robinson bill, but said he hoped steps would be taken to place a larger proportion of money in the hands of urban areas. Maryland Load Held Heavy. The highway official pointed out that Maryland roads carry as many out-of-State cars as any other State because of the location of the Na tion's Capital. He also said that be cause the gasoline tax is 2 cents less in the District, many motorists from Washington fill up their tanks and take additional supplies of fuel in their trunks when they set out for a week end at Maryland resorts. Representative Beall, Republican, of Maryland, a member of the com mittee, pointed out his State is actu ally supplying roads for District motorists. “We don’t object to doing that,” he said, “but we don't want to b# criticized for not having adequate roads necessary for week-end travel unless we get Federal funds.” Virginia’s Needs Cited. James A. Anderson, Virginia State highway commissioner, said it will take $210,728,000 to put Virginia's roads in satisfactory condition after the war. He pointed out that Vir ginia is ready to go ahead with about $25,000,000 worth of work during the first postwar year and a similar amount each year thereafter. "The highways of Virginia,” he said, “have never been abreast of the traffic. We have never been able to meet the progress of the automo bile or to keep up with the heavy loads carried by trucks.” The bill also provides for an inter regional highway system totaling 40,000 miles to connect the principal cities in the country. Two D. C. Marines Wounded in Action Lt. Col. Austin R. Brunelli. 36. of 6124 Thirty-second street N.W.. and Staff Sergt. Joe Temes. 38, former Washington featherweight boxer, were among Marine Corps personnel listed as wounded in action in a Navy Department reoort yesterday. A letter from Col. Brunelli to his wife two weeks after he was reported wounded informed her a fragment from a Japanese grenade had lodged in his leg. A native of New Mexico, Col. Brunelli was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1931. He came to Washington about four years ago, and was on duty as aide to the commandant at Marine Corps headquarters. He entered the Command and Staff School at Quantico in June, and went over seas in January. Sergt. Temes was known in fight ing circles here as the "Greek Bull dog.” He fought a draw with Freddie Miller for the National Box 'ing Association featherweight cham pionship before entering the Marine Corps in 1940. A native of Ocala, Fla., he began boxing in 1922. His wife moved a month ago from 510 Eighth street S.E., and his sister, Mrs. Rose Goodwin, lives at 605 Sixth street S.W. Army and Navy Tests To Be Held Tomorrow Tests for candidates interested in the recruiting program of the Navy college V-12 and Army student training will be given at 9 a.m, to morrow in room 101, Hall of Govern ment, George Washington Univer sity. Those taking the tests must indi cate their preference for Army or Navy. Taking the examination does not constitute enlistment in either branch of the armed services. torney and Mr. Dolmage, the de fendant’s dentist-husband. He de nied discussing the case with Mr. Kent and denied he received favors from him. Beulah Davis described the dress Mrs. Dolmage was wearing on the stairway as a green print with a flower pattern. When Mr. McNeill read testimony taken last Decem ber, where she had described the dress as brown and white, she said she thought she made a mistake. The trial was begun in December and interrupted by Mrs. Dolmage'* illness.