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I ' t ' . |i k ’ -»|s t( \JL 1 HEROIC DISTRICT AIRMAN SHIELDS BROTHER PILOT This is one of a series of stories by a Star war correspondent on District, Maryland, and Virginia soldiers taking part in the bombing of Germany. By WALTER McCALLUM, Star Staff Correapondent. A THUNDERBOLT BASE IN ENGLAND.—Opposite a very few ol 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 flyjthe 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 Pirst 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 crashed to Ger man earth. They do know, however, that if he died, lt was while protecting a brother pilot by keeping a Jerry fighter off his tail. Perhaps one day word will come through 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. Plying 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 the 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 brown 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 on the tail of the ME which chased his pal down toward the deek. "He dove down through the overcast at around 9,000 feet and we never saw him again,” said one .A,—i i ■ ... , .... , Arlington Hospital To Open Tomorrow $600,000 Project Built With Lanham Act Funds The 100-bed Arlington Hospital will open tomorrow lor both medical and surgical cases, with two operat ing and several maternity cases ex pected to be admitted. The project, which cost approxi mately 1600.000 and includes a 50 bed nurses’ home, was financed by Lanliam Act funds. Hospital Ad ministrator Charles H. Dabbs said that in addition to the 100 beds and 20 bassinets, the hospital can be ex panded by 14 adult beds. Of frame construction with a mwonry exterior, the hospital con sists of six wings extending from a central corridor. Glass-inclosed solariums are at the end of each wing and ramps lead into adjoining gardens. Approximately 100 physicians al ready have been appointed to the medical staff of the hospital, which also has its full quota of nurses. In addition, Mr. Dabbs said, 60 nurses’ aides have completed their trainingj and will be assigned to duty shortly. Many county residents have volun teered their services at the hospital, he added. Virginia Public Service Pay Raise Limit Upheld Bx the Associated Press. The War Labor Board yesterday sustained a decision of its Atlanta board limiting increases for em ployes of the Virginia Service Co. to an average of 2 cents an hour. The company and the AFL Elec trical Workers had joined in re questing increases of 5 cents at Alexandria, Newport News. South Boston. Charlottesville, Clifton Forge and Harrisonburg. Va. A narrowing of differentials among the various cities also was requested. The national board ruled that the increases approved under the Little Steel formula and to correct intraplant inequities were all that could be allowed under the wage stabilization program. Veterans' Pay Forms Available in Fairfax Applications for veterans’ muster lng-out payments now are available at the office of the Fairfax County Selective Service Board, officials an nounced today Any veteran of this war living in the county who has not filed an application for the mustering-out payments, whether registrants of the local board or not, are requested to eall at the board office in the County Office Building and obtain the forms. The office is open from 8:30 a m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Fri day, and from 8:30 a m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 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. A a 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 him 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 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 I 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 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. Nasi 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 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 are eight of them in all, spurts a lot of stuff in two seconds. -;_■ i _ Budget Hearing Slated In Fairfax Tomorrow Proposal Calls for $1,288,888 Outlay A public hearing on the tentative county budget lor the 1944-5 fiscal year beginning July 1 will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow by the Fair fax County Board of Supervisors in the courthouse at Fairfax. The proposed budget calls for expenditures of approximately $1, 288,888, exclusive of payments to retire road bonds in certain dis tricts. Of this amount, approxi mately $982,207 is earmarked for county schools, $220,293 for the county fund, $60,668 for the school debt and capital outlay fund and the remainder for various other funds. Should the budget be approved as advertised, the total county tax rate will be approximately $2.12 per $100 valuation. The rate will be slightly higher in the Mount Ver non and Dranesville districts, where a levy will be imposed for road bond indebtedness. Delegations from parent-teacher associations and other school groups are expected to attend the hearing and urge supervisors to maintain the present tax rate of $2.26 to create a fund for additional school buildings and improvements. The tentative budget cal^s for a reduc tion of 12 cents in the tax rate. Lt. Dyer of Glen Echo Missing in Italian Action Lt. Olin L. Dyer, 33, of 6429 Tus carawas road, Glen Echo Heights, j Md„ has been reported missing in : action in Italy since January 31, the War Department has informed his family. The son of Mrs. Laura V. Dyer,1 and the husband of Mrs. Helen M. Dyer, both of the above address, Lt. Dyer had been overseas a year, serv ing with a tank outfit. He was; associated with an oil burner concern ! here before entering the service in June, 1942. The following January he was commissioned from officer candidate school at Fort Knox, Ky. Born in Washington. Lt. Dyer at tended high school in Silver Spring. Md.. and was a member of the Na tional Guard in Silver Spring for four years. He has two children, Joan, 12, and Olin, jr„ 6. Army Cites Fire Chief Who Rescued Worker By the Associated Pres*. BALTIMORE, Mar. 14.—The War Department’s highest civilian award was presented yesterday to a Balti-j more Army Air Base fire chief who rescued a fellow worker from a flaming testing field in September after the man's asbestos suit caught fire. Maj. Gen. Philip Haves, com manding general, made the presen tation to Howard J. Gordon at cere monies in 3d Service Command headquarters. The citation said that Mr. Gordon although he had partially removed his own safety suit, leaped into the flames "without regard for his own personal safety” and dragged his associate out of danger. The men had been testing new asbestos suits on ground that had been soaked with gasoline and Ignited. •> WASHINGTON AND VICINITY i WASHINGTON, D. C. %\\t Jfomiitg J&iaf SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1944 B *» Montgomery County Has 1,CI3 Tax-Free Properties Listed Nava! Medical Center And Wilson Estate Are Largest, Sims Says Montgomery County has 1.000 parcels of tax-exempt property, the County Civic Federation was told last night at a meeting in Bethesda Elementary' School. Biggest Federal property on the list, according to Lewis B. Sims, chairman of the Public Finance and Budget Committee, who made the report, is the 265-acre Naval Medi cal Center at Bethesda. The list also includes county, municipal, re ligious and charitable institutions. Another large tax-exempt tract, he said, is the 94-acre Luke Wilson estate, which is willed on a 99-year lease to the National Cancer Insti tute and the National Institute of Health. Most of the county and municipal real estate consist of par cels held for delinquent taxes. No Report on Legality. Mr. Sims' report was made to clear his committee’s agenda of a resolu tion that had been pending since June, 1939. The resolution had asked for a list of tax-exempt prop erties and a designation of those illegally exempted. Sims reported that the committee believed itself to be in no position to pass on the legality of exempted property. The federation’s Civilian Defense Committee is now working on a detailed statement of County Civil ian Defense Council expenditures and will make a report at the April meeting of the federation, Capt. F. O. Smith reported. Royal H. Carlock, county member of the Maryland House of Delegates, reviewed the 18 laws passed at the recent session of the assembly. Mr. Carlock also introduced a resolution urging the federation to make a study of the methods used by Maryland counties to comply with the requirements for sharing in the State equalization fund for school aid. Garden Committee Praised. The Montgomery County Victory Garden Committee was commended for its work in a report by George Schultze after a study by the In ternal County Improvement Com mittee. Mr. Schultze’s study fol lowed an announcement in January by the Board of County Com missioners that certain victory gar den executives had been placed on a paid basis. The possibility of a $1 per month service charge in the future by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for the collection of trash and garbage, instead of the $1.50 monthly charge now in ef fect, was reported by Dr. Herbert Eaton, chairman of the Sanitation and Health Committee, following a conference with the commission. The costs to date are $1.15 per unit, Dr. Eaton said. His committee, at the invitation of the commission, will make a further study of the cost*. The federation approved a resolu tion introduced by SAinuel Stone braker expressing opposition to the proposed construction of power dams in the Potomac River gorge. 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 Federal District Court at Rich mond to fill the vacancy until the President could make a nomination. The vacancy w;as created when Judge Hutcheson resigned as dis trict attorney last week to go on the bench as successor to the late Judge Luther B. Way. 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. Prince Georges Extension Of Dog Quarantine Urged A request that the Prince Georges bounty dog quarantine be extended for 90 days will be placed before the county commissioners at their meet ing today in Upper Marlboro by Dr. A. L. Bruecker, acting director of the State Livestock Sanitary Service, rhe commissioners are expected to approve the request. The quarantine otherwise would expire today. Dr. Brueckner pointed out that three Seat Pleasant boys were bit ten by a rabid dog Saturday and that the bodies of two rabid foxes were found recently in the Green belt area. County police said the boys bitten are Franklin Dehart, 10; George Heararth. 9. and Jack Kearney, 12. They added that James Kearney, father of one of the boys, owned the dog and has been charged with vio lating the quarantine by permitting It to run at large. A hearing on the case will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Upper Marlboro Police Court.. Disclosing that the bodies of two ather rabid foxes were found re cently in Anne Arundel County, Dr. Brueckner said it probably will be accessary to extend the quarantine, which now affects only the southern part of that county. Tax Office to Be Open Late A. B. Richards, division chief of the Alexandria office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, has announced that the office will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight tomorrow for the convenience of income taxpayers. Regular hours. 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., are being observed today. The office is on the third floor of the Post Office Building, South Washington street. i A The Line Is Even Longer Than Income Tax Form 1040... i---—----—— I THE YOUNGEST AND PROBABLY HAPPIEST IN THE ENTIRE BUREAU . BELIEVE IT OR NOT QUITE A PEW „ STOPPED AT THE SOKE POUND THE BOND BOOTH ON BKri* CONCRETE FLOOR* TO TUElR WAV OUT... DALiN BE MORE THAN THEY „ TUc COULD TAR*... s-,Q_ v ^xceIK ^ „ , ATTACK IlNTCjtNAl. Mad Dog Bites Six In Long Race Through Alexandria Streets Blow With Baseball Bat Stops Animal After Four Pistol Bullets Failed Five shot* and a%low*with a base ball bat were needed to kill a mad dog that raced through Alexandria for an hour yesterday, afternoon, biting three adults and three chil dren. Police were first notified at 5:30 p.m., when Clyde Burnley, 5, of 213 Commerce street was bitten on the right ear, the back of the head and under the chin while walking at Commerce and West streets. During the chase Policemen James Smith and Frank Mason shot at the dog twice and followed him to Princess and Royal streets, where he ran into the house of James Diggs. They shot him twice in the house and after Mr. Diggs hit him on the head with a bat the police men dragged him outside and killed him with a shot between the eyes. Victims Treated at Hospital. The other victims, all of whom were treated at the Alexandria Hos pital and notified to report to the Health Department for further treatment were: Elizabeth M. Hill, 4, of 1316 King street, bitten on her forehead at Commerce and West streets; Ralph E. West, 5, of 208 South Henry street, bitten in the right arm and left cheek in the 200 block of North Henry street; Miss Henricka Stebbins, a teacher living at St. Agnes School, bitten in the left leg while boarding a bus in the 700 block of King street; A. W. Hol ler, of 401 Prince street, bitten in the leit leg, also in the 700 block of King street, and Harry Davis, col ored, of 716 Wolfe street, a cripple who was bitten in the left arm while in his wheel chair in the 1800 block of King street. Dog's Head to Be Tested. Dr. W. A. Browne, city health j officer, said the dog's head will be sent to the laboratory today for ex amination, although it is too badly mutilated by shots for a satisfactory examination. However, he said, the indication of rabies is so strong that the victims have been advised to start treatment at once. He said that others who may also have been bitten, but did not go to the hos pital, should report to the health department at once. The dog was a black mongrel. Only two cases of rabies have been reported in Alexandria since January 1, Dr. Browne said, a de cided drop from last year, when nine cases were reported in December. T. E. McDonough Elected By Fairfax Rotary Thomas E. McDonough was elect ed president of the Fairfax Rotary Club at the annual meeting yes terday. Mr McDonough, superin tendent of the Fairfax division of the Virginia Public Service Co., suc ceeds Hugh B. Marsh, Fairfax at torney. Other officers include Mr. Marsh, vice president; Harry L. Carrico, treasurer, and Bennett King, sec retary. Members of the Board of Directors are Thomas P. Chapman, jr.; Paul Kincheloe. James E. Bau serman, President-elect McDonough and Mr. Marsh. The new officers will be installed at the first meeting in July. Berwyn Plans Benefit A benefit card party and dance will be held by the Berwyn <Md.) PTA at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ber wyn Elementary School. Music will be provided by the Greenbelt Serenaders, prizes will be offered for cards and dancing, Mrs. Charles Dwiggins. chairman, announced. Funds will go for the school cafeteria fund. Civilian War Services Division To Be Cited for Draft AidCenter Unit Here Has Become Model for Nation; 1,000 Selectees, Families Aided in First Month 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 vu 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. Other Centers Set Up. 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. 4 Reports Submitted On Richmond Fire 10 of 21 Persons Hurt Still Are in Hospital Bt the AssoeUted Press. RICHMOND, Mar. 14.—Four sep arate reports on the fire which damaged the Hotel Jefferson early Saturday, causing the deaths of six persons and injury to 21 others, will be submitted today to Mayor Gor don B. Ambler. The Police and Fire Departments, the Bureau of Building Inspection and the city’s master mechanic turned over their reports yesterday to Director of Public Safety M. D. Baroff Col. Baroff said the city attorney’s office had been asked to provide in formation on the Fire Department's authority over the installation, in spection and replacement of in terior fire control equipment in large buildings in the city. Only 10 of the 21 persons injured still were hospitalized. Alfred Della penta, Buffalo, N. Y., was released from the Medical College Hospital and Corpl. Edward S. Farmer. 26, of Joplin, Mo., was released from the Richmond Army Air Base Hospital. The official cause of death of the six victims, who included State Sen ator Aubrey G. Weaver, Front Royal, and Mrs. James H. Price, widow of the former Governor of Virginia, was •’suffocation.” The others who died were J. Winston Ross, attached to the Seabee base at Camp Peary; Jean Manfredi, Irvington, N. J.; Miss Ruth Andrews, Richmond, and Miss Dorothy Gann, Newark, N. J. Chief of Detectives O. D. Garton said 6 of 16 theft cases reported occurring in hotel rooms during the fire had been cleared up. Martha Raye Sponsors Ship BALTIMORE. Mar. 14 UP).—Film Comedienne Martha Ray was to sponsor the Liberty ship Samjack, scheduled for launching today at the Bethlehem-Fairfleld shipyard. The Samjack. the yard's 308th Liberty vessel, will be used by the British. 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 he 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 mortgages, insurance and payments on the home. Launched Last Month. 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 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 bloc* 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. Darden, Byrd Attend Services for Weaver Special Ceremony Held In County Courthouse By the Associated Press. FRONT ROYAL, Va., Mar. 14 —Final tribute was paid yesterday to State Senator Aubrey G. Weaver, outstanding Virginia political leader who lost his life in the Hotel Jeffer son Are at Richmond. A huge gathering, including Sen ator Byrd. Gov. Darden, Represen tative Robertson, State legislators and officials, attended the funeral services in the Front Royal Meth odist Church. Burial was in Pros pect Hills Cemetery here. Before the rites in the flower banked church auditorium a special ceremony was held in the Warren County Circuit Courthouse to re ceive memorial resolutions in honor of the Senator. Judge Burr P. Harrison presided and was assisted by Justice George L. Browning of the State Supreme Court of Appeals and Circuit Judges H. W. Bertram, Harrisonburg: J. R. H. Alexander, Leesburg, and Lemuel Smith, Charlottesville. A special committee of 10 mem bers of the House of Delegates and a similar committee of 27 from the Senate were named to attend the services. Rites Held for Mrs. Price. STAUNTON, Va., Mar. 14 UP).— Mrs. James H. Price, widow of the former Governor of Virginia, who died early Saturday at Richmond in the Hotel Jefferson fire which claimed the lives of five others in cluding State Senator Aubrey G. Weaver, was buried yesterday in Thornrose Cemetery where her hus band also is interred. Brief services were held at the graveside with the Rev. D. H. Ogden, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Staunton, and Dr. John A. McLean, pastor of Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, Richmond, officiating. Funeral services were held at the Ginter Park Church. Red Cross Solicitors Report $20,845 in Alexandria Drive Field Director Tells Rally of Fighting Men's Appreciation of Work A total of $20,845.18 has been raised-in the Alexandria Red Cross War Fund campaign, It was re ported at a rally last night In the Norton Memorial Hall of St. Paul’s Church. The quota is $45,800. Dow Swe&ney, a Red Cross field director just returned from 14 months in the South Pacific, told of the soldiers’ appreciation for the work of the Red Cross clubmobile girls ancfcnurses, and of the need for further help and more supplies. In praising the workers for their splendid co-operation, Campaign Chairman Olenn U. Richard warned that the amount turned in to date was the "easy money” and that col lections from now on will be more difficult. He stressed the fact that more than last year’s fund is needed for Red Cross work in 1944, and asked that every one contribute ac cordingly. Reports were as follows: Special gifts, division chairman, D. C. Book; committee chairmen, Mrs. F. M. Dil lard and Gardner Boothe, $5,975; residential canvass, division chair man, Mrs. Marvin Parler; first ward, Mrs. Edward Hulburt, $2,130.33; sec ond ward, Mrs. Sylvem Laupheimer, $564.25; third ward, Mrs. H. A. Stew art, $369.75; fourth ward, Mrs. James T. House, $1,145.55; fifth ward. Mrs. John J. Noell, $1,371.11; sixth ward, Mrs. Edward Kelly, $3,872.95. Headquarters division, Mrs. Albert Miller, division chairman, assisted by Mrs. Barksdale Hamlett, Mrs. Donald King and Mrs. Charles Homer, jr., $346.70; firm and organi zation personnel, division chairman, Frank Jones; business personnel, Wilbur Baggett, $1,034.25; city gov ernment personnel, Cecil Cross, $407. Federal and State office personnel, Mrs. Benjamin Hatsell, $126.50; mis cellaneous organizations’ personnel. Robert Whitton, $3,500.29; lawyers, R. R. Nevette. $81; civic and frater nal division, Edward Hitt, chairman, $52. It was announced that the chapter house at 417 Duke street will be open until 9 o'clock every night for the convenience of workers who cannot turn in their money during the day. Darden Signs Legislation To Regulate Chiropractors By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Mar. 14 —Gov. Dar den yesterday signed “House bill 29," thereby apparently ending the State’s age-old controversy over legislation to regulate and license chiropractors and naturopaths, a bone of contention in almost every Assembly since the turn of the century. The Governor also signed the Daugherty bill, diverting about $1,166,000 annually from the State’s initial “take” of net profits from the ABC system, and 11 measures in the series of “Spiers bills” reor ganizing the various State examin ing boards. Eleven other measures, all of a minor or local nature, also were approved by the Governor. Porter Descendant Christens Destroyer B? the Associ»ted Press. SEATTLE, Mar. 14.—Miss Geor gianna Porter Cusachs of Annapolis, christened the destroyer Porter yesterday, honoring the names of tier great-great-grandfather. Com modore David Porter, and his son. Admiral David Dixon Porter. The destroyer, immediate succes sor of one lost in tly Battle of Santa Cruz October 26, 1942, was the fourth vessel to bear the name. Maryland Declared Entitled to Largest Share of U.S. Road Aid Commission Head Bases Claim on Highway Use By D. C. Motorists 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 speedv route through Baltimore. The Baltlmore 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 wbuld 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 co6t $50, 000,000. Mr. Whitman 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 few District motorists. "We don’t object to doing that," he said, “but we don’t want to be criticized for not having adequate roads necessary for week-end travel unless we get Federal fdhds.” 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, “hav% 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 Seized on Gaming Charges to Face Trial Two Washington colored men will be tried at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hyattsville Police Court on charges of possessing lottery slips, trans porting gambling equipment and trespassing following their arrest Sunday on an abandoned road by Greenbelt Policeman R. A. Dodge, assisted by Prince Georges County Policeman Richard A. Pearson. The men are Henry McDaniels, of the 1400 block of V street N.W., and Edward Spearman, 1900 block of Eleventh street N.W. They were released under $1,000 bond each. Policeman Dodge said the car in which the two men were found con tained 32 pair of dice and several numbers cards and lottery books. Daily Rationing ^^Reminderrffti 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. American and Allied soldiers eat approximately half a million meals a month in American Red Cross club* in England.