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VIRGINIA FORT GUNNER SAFE IN 'BELLY' LANDING 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 THOMAS K. HENRY. Star S'pfT Correspondent UNITED STATES HEAVY BOMBER STATION IN ENGLAND • Delayed'.—A few days ago Tech. Sergt. Malvin D. Adder of Round Hill, Va., was in a Flying Fortress which had just, returned from a mission over Germany. The craft had passed through a lot of flak. but. so far as any ol the crew knew, she had not been hit. They bombed their target and came nome over tne INortn sea. Above the home station here the pilot found that it was impossible to get his land ing gear down. It was a case of baling out and letting the Fortress eras h or attempting an extremely hazardous "belly landing." The officer in com m a n d of the plane hesitated to make a deci sion. Either way might mean serious injury to some of the Thomas R. Henry, crew. The pilot struggled with the wheel controls, but to no avail. He circled the field again and again, in constant radio communication with the control tower. Put It I p to Crew. No way out of the dilemma could be suggested. The hours passed and the gas supply was getting low Darkness was coming fast. The crew was called into consultation. The remaining gas would last only a few minutes at the best. All w'ere unanimous in favor of a crash lapding. The cold was unendurable. Tney were hungry. Tire pilot put the plane dowm on its “belly" in what Sergt. Allder de scribes as "the most perfect crash landing ever seen." Everybody was shaken up, but nobody was seriously hurt. Tire Flying Fortress itself was practically uninjured and me chanics had it ready to fly again in a few days. Sergt. Adder, who was an em ploye at the post exchange at Fort Belvoir before his enlistment in the ! Air Force 18 months ago, has just ! finished his 24th mission over Eu rope, He is a waist gunner, with experi ence in some of the fiercest air bat tles—Mariensburg in East Prussia, Munster, Emden. Wilhelmsmhaven and Brunswick. The biggest thrill he has had out of the war, he says, is the first Mariensburg raid when “the seeing was perfect and every bomb seemed to hit in the prescribed pattern. Hardly a building described in the briefing was left standing. It was a perfect day but a mighty hard 10-hour trip. Tough ( hrislmas Raid. The Virginian has been on one really tough mission, that over France on Christmas eve. The Fly ing Fortress ran into heavy flak. All the control cables were shot away The top turret gunner was wounded. ' The pilot was left with no hand con trols. The ship would be handled only with automatic flight control. Worst of all, at 20,000 feet the oxygen system was out. It was just about at the level where a man can live, but precariously, without oxygen. The top turret gunner was wound ed. A piece of flak had cut across his throat, just missing his jugular vein. Sergt. Allder carried him back to the radio compartment and stopped the flow of blood. The pilot saw little chance of get ting the plane back to England. He would have issued the order for the crew' to bale out. but this would have meant leaving the wounded man to his fate. He decided to stick it out and finally landed safely in England. Had it not been for his wounded comrade Sergt. Allder probably would be a prisoner in Germany. Fairfax Grand Jury Returns 10 True Bills Judge Paul E. Brown Welcomed to Bench A grand jury with Jether Dove as foreman returned 10 indictments against seven persons yesterday in * the Fairfax County Circuit Court on the opening day of the March term. True bills were returned against; Ernest C. Wright, felonious shoot ing; Edward Leach, housebreaking; joint indictment against Leach and Irving R. Fox. housebreaking; Roy Adams, felonious shooting; Edward W. Harris, grand larceny; Walter R. Kearns, grand larceny, and three indictments against Edward Hayes. jr„ for housebreaking All the defendants w'ho were ar raigned entered pleas of not guilty. The trial of Wright wras set for April 20; of Leach and Fox, April 13: Kearns and Hayes. April 12: Harris, March 30. and Adams. March 27. The court was presided over by Judge Paul E. Browm. new'ly-ap pointed judge of the 16th judicial circuit, wrho was presented an ivory gavel by Commissioner of Revenue James U. Kincheloe. on behalf of county officials. A brief case and pen were presented by former State Senator John W. Rust on behalf of the Fairfax County Bar Associa tion. OPA Violations Reported In Richmond Stores By the Associated Press. RICHMOND. Mar. 21. —A ma jority of 554 food stores checked in Richmond last week were found by the Office of Price Administration to be violating OPA price ceilings, Robert M. Jeffress. chairman of the local board's price panel, said yes terday. A further check will be made the week of April 3-10, Mr Jeffress said, to determine if warnings is sued this time are heeded. Action will be taken against those found continuing the violations, he added. The OPA officials expressed the belief that most violations resulted from ignorance of OPA regulations and failure to post price ceiling charts. He said most merchants are trying to comply. Richards to Address Citizens' Youth Group Arthur Richards, director of the National Catholic Community Serv ice USO at 115 North Washington street. Alexandria, will be the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Citizens' Committee to Co operate With Youth, at 8 o'clock tonight in the First Baptist Church in the 200 block of South Washing ton street. Mr. Richards' subject will be “Community Co-operation With Servicemen.'' The Citizens' Committee, of which Sydney Manson, Jr., is president, is a new group formed at the sugges tion of Judge James R. Duncan of the Alexandria Juvenile Court, in an attempt to combat juvenile de linquency by a constructive program to further the welfare of young people. Shelters Aid Servicemen Awaiting Auto Rides Two waiting stations have been built on Georgia avenue. Silver Spring, where servicemen stationed in the area may wait for rides Provided by the Silver Spring Lions Club, tlie shelters are on the north side of the avenue, one just over the District line in Maryland and the other directly across from tlie Chesapeake A Potomac Tele phone Co. building, about a block north of the Colesville road. Residents of the community are asked to stop at these stations to gne servicemen a lilt Weston Ack man was in charge of construction of the booths, which iiave been painted white and lettered to at tract the attention of motorists. School Food Spoiled RICHMOND. Va„ Mar. 21 «,r State Health Department officials will submit it report to Lawrcneeville School authorities today showing that spoiled egg salad was the cause of food poisoning among approxi mately 100 Lawrenceville school children Friday A laboratory analysis revealed the food had spoiled from lack of refrigeration. I 1 Virginia GOP Battle At Convention Seen Credentials Test Forecast In Chairmanship Race By the Associated Press. BRISTOL. Va„ Mar. 21.—The contest between Clarence R. Ahalt of Arlington and I. R. Dovell of Lurav for the chairmanship of the Republican party in Virginia may involve sharp contests before the State convention's Credentials Com mittee at Roanoke on April 15. Mr. Ahalt is the present chair man. Mr. Dovell. the present State Committee secretary, has been put forward by Page County Repub licans. Republican county chairmen in the 9th congressional district re ceived a letter from Robert H. Woods, 9th district chairman, yes terday in which he stated: “I re ceived information yesterday from a thoroughly reliable source that credentials from every county in the 9th district to the State con vention would be challenged by a high official of the party upon grounds that our mass meetings were called prior to the call being issued for the State convention. * * * We have arrived at the con clusion that it would be safer to call another mass meeting for the purpose of electing delegates to the State convention. This could be done by either a notice in the local paper or by handbills.” Acting in accordance with Mr Woods’ suggestion, Chairman John G. Hagy. Bristol. Republicans last night called another Bristol mass meeting for March 31. The State Committee met at Lynchburg January 22 and issued its call for a State convention at Roanoke April 15. In the interim between the 9th District Committee meeting and the State Committee meeting, some county chairmen in the district is sued calls for mass meetings whicn subsequently elected delegates t,0 both district and State conventions. OPA Probes Report Tokens Ottered at $5 Per 1,000 B> the Associated Press. BALTIMORE. Mar. 21.—Office of Price Administration officials to day investigated reports that un lawful food ration tokens were be ing offered Baltimore grocers for $5 per l.OOO. Harry W. Walker, executive sec retary of the Baltimore Independent Retail Grocers’ and Meat Dealers’ Association, said a member grocer had been approached by an uniden tified man and offered 5,000 tokens at $5 per 1,000. The matter has been referred to Daniel Leonard, chief OPA enforcement attorney. It could not be determined im | mediately whether the tokens of fered were counterfeit, but United I States District Attorney Bernard J. Flynn said he would look into this possibility. Mr. Walker said the grocer had jbeen instructed to buy the tokens on condition that the name and address of the man offering them be obtained. Other grocers and meat dealers also were reported to have been ap proached. 'Postwar Education' Topic For Silver Spring Panel A panel discussion on "Postwar Planning and Education” will be held at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Spring Intermediate School. Chicago and Philadelphia avenues, under the auspices of the Maryland Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, national education honor society Fern D. Schneider will act as panel chairman. Others to par ticipate are: Ralph E. Himstead. general secre tary American Association of Uni versity Professors; Howard M Bell, director of the Eastern area. Amer ican Junior Red Cross: Marion Saegre rtf the Children's Bureau, Labor Department: Earl' Hawkins, Maryland State Department of Edu cation, and Mary Leeper. executive secretary of the Association for Childhood Education Tickets may be obtained at the school. Proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship fund. SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1944. Senate Gets Bill ToMakeU. S. Workers Vote Guffey Plan Would Force Employes to Register to Hold Jcbs Declaring voting to be a patriotic duty that rests on Government workers as well as others. Senator Guffey. Democrat, of Pennsylvania late yesterday offered a bill to force otherwise eligible employes of the executive branch to register if they wish to keep their jobs. A prospective jobholder would face the same requirement, for the bill introduced by Senator Guffey, for himself and Senator Clark, Democrat, of Missouri provides an applicant could not be appointed unless he were a registered voter in a State, territory or possession of the United States. A person of less than the voting age of the place of his domicile would be exempt until he is old enough to vote. Exempts I). C. “Residents.” Centering attention on the lack of suffrage in the District, the bill car ries an exemption that a person who has been a “bona fide resident" of the National Capital for the five preceding years may be appointed to a Government job. Senator Guffey suggested the five year District residence requirement for exemption might be reduced if it was found to be too long. Senator Guffey, explaining his plan to reporters, declared his sup port for the plan to grant repre sentation in Congress to District residents, but added he was not. in favor of an elected city government for the District. Too Many Shirk Duty. The Pennsylvania Senator, who formerly headed the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said he did not know how many Government workers had been fail ing to register and vote. He added, however, he felt “there were too many people, living off the Govern ment, who are not doing their pa triotic duty of voting." He said lie had been asked regard ing nine Pennsylvania applicants for Government jobs and. on in quiry, had discovered that only one was registered for voting. Senator Guffey said he had “never given a thought to that" when asked if he felt that persons aided in get ting Government jobs should vote for those who helped to get them the jobs. 68 in Prince Georges To Enter Armed Forces Inductions Are Scheduled Thursday and Friday Prince Georges County Draft Board No. 1 at Hyattsville an nounced today that 68 men will enter the armed forces this week. Twenty-three men, including 20 fathers, who passed their preinduc tion physical examinations last month, have been ordered to report to the Army at Fort Meade Thurs day. Fifteen men. including 14 fathers, will report the same day for duty with the Navy. Mrs. R. E. Kling. chief clerk of the board, also announced that 18 men. of whom 14 are fathers, will report to Fort Meade Friday, while 12 men, including 19 fathers, will report the same day for duty with the Navy. The 20 fathers scheduled to report to Fort Meade Thursday are: Dade. Roger L.. jr. Kyle. Elmer R Cloman. William H. Wilson. Richard O Corbin. Ora Bladen. John H Moss. Forrest S. Buonvlri. Peter S. Blelaski. Eugene E. Barton. Arthur C . jr Cain. John A Williford . T B. Snyder, George H. Lehan. John J Laxtncr. Francis J Long. Benjamin E Stepp. John W Cherry, Charles R. Hanes, Henry R. Drews. Carroll H The three other men scheduled to report Thursday are John Orban, William C. Stouffer and Bernard A. Timko. The 14 fathers ordered to report to the Navy Thursday are: Dlgman. John E Stephenson. R w Schmid, Eugene J. Hartley, Walter P Schartzer. William J, Dean, Wilbur N Jones. Arthur C. Cole. Hawley W. Yates. John W. Lore, Michael R Ford, William S Bond, Kenneth D Strait, Norman R. Harbaugh, George E. The only mon-father scheduled to report to the Navy Thursday is George C. Hopkins. The 14 fathers ordered to report to Fort Meade Friday are: Wooten, William H Pugh. Jerry R Bowers. William T. Williams, Jesse E. Jones, John E Shooman. Harry M Loor. Ernest C. De Lozier. Henri c. Fitzgerald. Roy J. Kearns. Sidney M Soper, David R Sthulze. Samuel T. Taylor, Arthur R. Rhoads. Melvin C. Tire four non-fathers are: Loomis. Lynn T, Markward. Harry B. Murray, John L. Miller, Nolan P. The 10 fathers ordered to report to the Navy are: Taylor, Phillips M. Taylor, F S . Jr Hayes, Thomas W. Turner, Horace C. Vaught, Henry C Miller Charles M. Schulz Lawrence W. Palmer, William N, Correll. Jacob F.. jr. Abel Jacob W. The non-fathers reporting to the Navy are John W. Keenan and James Pi. Woodward. Laundrymen to Combat Gags on Their Work By fhf As.-oriatrri Prrw . RICHMOND, Mar. 21—The Vir ginia Association of Launderers and Cleaners re-elected its 1943 officers at the annual meeting here yester day. E. L. Dehech, Arlington, was re named to the association’s board, and Joseph Fuchini, Arlington, was elected a new' member of the board. The association passed a resolu tion declaring the industry must not accept, "lying down the brickbats tossed its wav by the press, radio, stage and screen comedians,” and requested the American Institute of Laundering to "subordinate all other efforts to the telling of the true story to the public." Traffic Deaths Reach 8-Year Maryland Low Ly the Associated Pre.st BALTIMORE, Mar. 21—Tw'enty traffic deaths were reported in Maryland in February, fewer than in any other month since 1936, the Maryland Traffic Safety Commis sion said yesterday. There were 1.016 other traffic ac cidents, resulting in 471 injuries. Baltimore had 660 accidents and the counties 356. There were 29 traffic deaths in January, OPA Granted Injunction Against Alexandria Firm A temporary injunction restrain ing Thomas J Fannon & Sons. Alexandria fuel dealers, from vio lations of Office of Price Admin istration regulations, was signed by Judge Robert N. Pollard in the Federal District Court at Alex andria yesterday. The request for the injunction was filed March 8 by Morris Ma sinter. district enforcement attor ney of the Roanoke OPA office. The complaint said the Fannon firm had detached fuel oil coupons before their valid date and had de livered oil in certain cases before receipt of coupons. According to Gardner L. Boothe, attorney for the firm, the injunc tion is in force until June 5. At the same time, Judge Pollard signed a permanent injunction re straining Arthur Smotrick. trading as the Woodlawn Market, 4704 North Washington boulevard, from violation of OPA ceiling price, price posting and coupon regulations. Traffic and Weather Are Nearing Normal As Mercury Rises Higher Temperatures Forecast Late in Week; Man Dies Cleaning Walk Traffic and the weather were back nearly to normal today and the Weather Bureau promised a gradual rise in temperature this week fol lowing an ice and sleet storm which made thousands of persons late for work yesterday and resulted in num erous pedestrian injuries on slippery streets. The Weather Bureau said the thermometer would rise to the high 30s today and predicted a low to night of 28 degrees. Forecast for tomorrow was increasing cloudiness and continued cool weather. The bureau promised warmer weather later in the week Police today listed Joseph S. Don aldson, 71, of 5107 Fourteenth street N.W. as dead from natural causes after he was found unconsc ous in front of his home. He had cf Uapsed while cleaning the sidewall., police said. Add to the list of pedestrians In jured in falls yesterday was Lula Watkins, colored, 50, of 1013 M street N.W. She was treated at Gallinger Hospital for a fractured hip follow ing a fall at Macomb street and Wisconsin avenue N.W. Rush-hour traffic over the High way Bridge was slowed this morn ing when a bus skidded in frozen slush and stalled. Police quickly unsnarled the jam. Elsewhere traffic was reported back to normal as the sun melted ice. Flights out of National Airport also were resumed. Montgomery County school chil dren. prevented by the storm from attending classes yesterday, re turned to schools today as roads were reopened and school buses re sumed operation. Classes also were resumed in approximately 75 Prince Georges County schools closed yes terday. White House Policeman To Join Navy Tomorrow Edward W. Allen, a member of the White House police detail for the last five years, will join the Navy tomorrow. He formerly served In the Massa chusetts Na tional Guard and spent six years in the Marine Corps. "I'd had a little bit of the Army and Ma rine Corps so thought I’d take the Navy this time,” said Officer Allen who is 37 and the father of two boys — 7 years and 5 Edw. w. Alim, months old, respectively. Mr. Allen saw' service in Nicaragua when the Marines were chasing Sandino, the bandit leader, who eventually surrendered A native of Rutland, Mass., where he gained a reputation as a basket ball player. Mr. Allen came here about 10 years ago, and w'as for four years on the Metropolitan Police Force, assigned to the fourth pre cinct. He has been on the main gate at the White House since the Pearl Harbor attack. He lives at 308 East Bellefonte avenue, Alexandria. Baltimore Postwar Plants To Keep 60% of Workers K\ thf Associates Press. BALTIMORE. Mar. 21.—Balti more’s larger industries expect to retain three of every five of their present workers during the five years after the war ends. Officials of 34 big concerns said yesterday that, despite an antici pated production cutback from war boom levels, their estimated past war labor requirements were 10 to 15 per cent higher than the "mod erately prosperous year of 1939." All but six of the firms expected to reconvert to full-scale civilian production within three to five months. Manv said they already were formulating postwar rehiring plans. The officials said the employment situation would be eased by the re turn of women war workers to their homes or to other jobs and by the expected exodus of out-of-State employes. Woman Is Found Dead From Gas in Home Mrs. Vivian L. Foote, 61, of the 800 block of New' York avenue, Silver Spring, was found asphyxi ated last, night, in the kitchen of her home Dr. F. J. Broschart, who issued a certificate of suicide, said Mrs. Foote’s husband. Ernest Foote, told him he found his wife lying on the floor. All jets on the gas stove were open. Earlier yesterday, Nathan W. Bard, 75, of 11404 Georgia avenue. Silver Spring, was found dead in his car at Georgia avenue near Fenwick lane. Dr. Broschart issued a cer tificate of death by heart, attack. 81% of Fathers In Essential U. S. Jobs Face Draft 6,509 of 34,098 Keep Deferments After 'Screening' Eighty-one per cent of the pre-Pearl Harbor fathers con sidered “essential” by the Gov ernment agencies employing them faced induction at the will of their draft boards today as a result of decisions of the Review Committee on Federal Defer ments. Confirming earlier reports that few fathers would survive the re view committee’s “screening,” the committee reported to Congress late yesterday that out of a total of 34,098 deferment requests sub mitted by 57 Federal agencies, only 6,509 of them were approved. Industry Ranking Proposed. At the same time. Senator Brew ster, Republican of Maine, author of a bill before the Senate Military Af fairs Committee to direct tempo rary deferment of necessary work ers of all ages, suggested creation of a Government board to rank indus tries by their war importance as a step toward ruling on the draft status of young workers. This procedure, he said, might be the most expeditious way of easing the plight of such industries as the tool and die trade which appealed to the committee for deferment of 75,000 skilled workers under 26. These workers, the committee was told, comprise about a third of the industry’s employes and if they are drafted the output of tool, dies and gauges for war production would drop 30 per cent. In the report on Government de ferments, most of the approved re quests went to the Post Office De partment, but its batting average was less than 20 per cent. It had re quested deferment for 25,931 men. The committee approved 5,050 re quests. Edgar Puryear, committee chairman, said the men whose de ferments were approved were all specialized personnel with long ex perience—railway mail clerks, dis tributors and inspectors. Time Recommendations. The post office employes were all recommended by the committee for six-month deferments, but the non post office deferments recommended varied from 60 days to six months. Of the 1,459 deferment requests approved outside the post office the committee recommended 62 defer ments for 60 days, 522 for 90 days and 875 for six months. Under the law draft boards cannot grant de ferments of Government employes without an authorized Government request nor for a longer period than is officially requested. On the other hand, they do not have to follow the committee’s deferment recom mendations, although, it was testi fied earlier on Capitol Hill, they usually do. Outside the Post Office Depart ment, 8.167 deferment requests were filed with the committee. Six of the requesting agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board which had requested 83 deferments, were denied any deferments. Action Within 90 Days. Several agencies will lose the ma jority of their deferred fathers with in 90 days. The Agriculture De partment, for instance, which re quested deferment for 1.489 men and had 145 approved, will lose 26 of those men at the end of two months and 83 more at the end of three months. Only 36 of the 1,489 were approved for six month deferments. Of the 176 ap proved for the Veterans’ Adminis tration, 126 were 90-day deferments. The District government request ed 205 deferments and had 2 ap proved for 60 days, 12 for 90 days and 37 for six months. Not reviewed by the Puryear Committee were the deferments of the thousands of men now on re placement schedules who will be gradually released to the armed forces. The Navy, most of the War Department, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Bonneville Power Administration are all on replace ment schedules. The committee was operating under directions from President Roosevelt to give fathers employed in the Government service who were doing essential work the same consideration for deferment as fathers employed in private industry. Civil Service Tests Set For Ration Board Posts r,: the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, Mar, 21.—Competi tive examinations for positions of chief clerk at ration boards in four States and the District will be held throughout the 4th civil service re gion, the Office of Price Adminis tration announced yesterday. Salaries for the positions in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the District range from $1,560 to $2,800 per year. MISSING CABOOSE—Between the locomotive above (left) and the boxcar (right) there was a caboose. It was crushed under the boxcar in a train wreck today in Alexandria, Va. In the background is the top of the -Masonic Memorial on Shooters Hill. —Star Sta^f Photo. Wreck in Alexandria Ties Up Freight Traffic Locomotive Crushes Caboose in Collision Freight traffic on the Southern Railroad into Washington was tied up temporarily today when a Rich mond. Fredericksburg & Potomac freight train crashed into the caboose of a Southern freight, setting the caboose and a freight car afire. Three companies from the Alex andria Fire Department extin guished the blaze. The accident occurred about 8 a.m. as the R. F. & P. train was mov ing north. The Southern freight was standing still. The crash crushed the caboose and jammed it under the empty freight car ahead. The scene of the crash was just south of the Duke street railway bridge at Alexandria. No one was injured and passenger traffic was uninterrupted. William T. Wilkins, assistant superintendent of the Washington division of the Southern Railway, said an investi gation would be made before he issued any statement as to the cause of the wreck. Montgomery Grand Jury Begins March Term The grand jury for the March term of Montgomery County Cir cuit Court at Rockville began its work yesterday and is expected to be in session through tomorrow. The docket already shows 56 criminal cases, including 20 appeals, scheduled for trial. The criminal docket will be taken up the morning of March 30. The petit jury is composed of James R. Parsley, Brawner Z. Hard ing. C. Calvin Owens. Joseph O. Murray, Robert M. Austin. Rowan F. Erb, Frank E. Cubitt, Fred T. Cunningham, John F. Love, Robert C. Garrison, Ralph R. Broadhurst, James D. Federline, Leroy W. Wat kins, Henry M. Broadhurst, John F. Shorb, Raymond O. Butt, John F. Alderton, Jesse Meads, Lee H. Rob inson, Walter S. Davis. Bradley M. Woodfield, Willia L. Stottlemeyer, Charles A. Boyer, Albert M. Murphy and Marshall M. Walker. 65 Pet. of Quota Reached By Alexandria Red Cross A total of $29,849, representing 65 per cent of the $45,800 quota, has been collected by the Alexandria Red Cross war fund campaign, it was announced yesterday. The special gifts division, of which D. C. Book is chairman, has a quota of $18,332 and has raised $8,788, or 47 per cent; the residential division under Mrs. Marvin Parler has col lected $12,832, or 83 per cent of its quota of $15,582, and the 6th ward contributed a large share by reach ing 121 per cent of its quota. The business firms personnel di vision .with Frank Jones as chair man, has reached $6,587, or 70 per cent of its $9,374 quota, while the schools division under T. C. Williams has exceeded its quota by raising $967. or 105 per cent of its $916 quota. Citizens' Group to Meet The Temple Hills iMd.i Citizens’ Association will meet at the home of Mrs. Carrie Moore. 5300 Temple road, at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Table of U. S. Deferments tins Breakdown of the actions taken by the Review Committee on Federal Deferments in considering deferments of pre-Pearl Harbor fathers in the Federal service was made public late yesterday by the House Military Affairs Committee: No rr- No. ap Agency qup't.* provra Agriculture 1,489 145 Alien Property 61 4 Investigation and Re search 2 2 Budget Bureau _ 21 16 Civil Aeronautics . 17 14 Civil Service Comm, . 104 63 Commerce ... 215 34 FEPC 12 7 Co-ord. Int. Amer. Affairs 36 31 District Government 205 51 FCC 22 9 FDIC 34 2 Fed. Power Comm 9 3 Fed. Reserve Board of Gov. 15 4 FSA _... 414 29 FWA _ 114 9 FEA ..._ 127 22 GPO ... _ 355 128 Immigration . _._ 756 75 interior 330 44 Boundary Comm. ... 31 0 Justice .. 129 40 Labor _ 133 1 Maritime Comm. . _ 210 19 Aero. Advisory _ 3 0 Archives _ .. 6 3 NCHA .. . 34 6 Nat'l Gallery _ 3 1 NHA .. - 195 2 NLRB .. 83 0 Mediation Board 2 0 OEM Cen. Admin. Ser 25 2 Censorship _ 28 6 ODT 26 2 OPA . 968 222 Scientific Research .. 16 3 OSS - _ 7 3 OWT _ 192 85 PAW 24 2 Rail Retirement_ 85 2 RFC 79 3 SEC .. _ -57 5 SWPC . _ Ifi 5 Smithsonian _ 7 1 State ... 95 84 Tariff Comm. _ 9 0 U. S. Tax Court ... 4 0 Treasury .... 157 50 Veterans Admin._ 568 176 War . 602 40 WLB _ 75 6 WMC _ 276 9 WPB . 243 7 War. Ship. Adm 135 34 War Sh. Adm. (trng.l 218 31 WRA . _ 88 15 Post Office .. .. 25.931 5.050 100-Bed Hospital Opens Near Cheverly Women's Guild Seeks Donations for Equipment The Prince Georges General Hos pital near Cheverly opened this morning for general medical and surgical /Care, and while several reservations have been made for ma ternity patients, none had been admitted by midmorning. The project, which includes a 100-bed hospital and a 50-bed nurses’ home, was built by the Federal Works Agency from Lanham Act funds and cost approximately $650. 000. It will be operated and main tained by Prince Georges County. A gift shop where presents for patients may be purchased has been set up in the hospital and has been furnished by donations by county residents. Mrs. Norman Binger is chairman of the committe in charge of the shop. Dr. A. Kirk Besley, hospital super intendent, announced that E. M. Colby, Mitchellville, has contributed $400 to furnish a room in memory of his wife. The Hampshire Sub urban Citizens' Association has donated $25 to the hospital. The Women's Guild of the hos pital has launched a drive for 5,000 sustaining and honorary members. Sustaining members will pay $1 an nual dues and honorary members, $5. Mrs. Guy Latimer is in charge of the drive. Proceeds from dues will be used to purchase equipment for the hospital. Minstrel Show Slated Saturday in Falls Church The annual minstrel show of the Falls Church Community Theater will be given at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Fairfax High School auditorium in co-operation with the school's industrial arts department. Proceeds will be used to purchase tools for the school workshop. A second performance will be given March 31 at the Dunn Loring (Va.) School. Proceeds will go to the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Department. On April 7 the min strel troupe, under the direction of Edward Rowan, will give a perform ance for convalescent patients at Mount Alto Hospital. "Tryouts for the next major play, “Junior Miss," will be held Monday at the Madison School auditorium in Falls Church. Persons interested are urged to attend. Maj. Leslie Young will direct the play. Two Baltimore Soldiers Sentenced in Check Case By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE. Mar. 21.—Two Bal timore soldiers formerly stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va.. were sentenced to prison terms yesterday after they pleaded guilty to passing bad checks while AWOL for approx imately a month and a half. Patrick Shaughnessy, 26. was sentenced to a year in the State Penitentiary, while Jackson Shank lin, 20, received six months in the House of Correction. Judge John C. Tucker of Crim inal Court told the soldiers they were ‘‘a disgrace to the uniform” and specified the Army preferred that they be punished in the civil courts. Annapolis Flyer Dies In Bomber Collision Ey the Associate*. r*ress. LOS ANGELES. Mar. 21.—Names of three men killed in a collision of two torpedo bombers 7 miles south of the El Toro Marine Corps base last Friday were announced yester day by the Navy public relations office. They included: First Lt. James Meville Galloway, Annapolis, Md., pilot: Corpl. Ber nard Peter Macowski. Erie. Pa , gun ner: Corpl. Aldrich Wilson Hill. Plant City, Fla., gunner. Slightly injured was First Lt,. Augustus Foss Brown. U. S. M. C. R . Morristown, N. J.. a pilot, who para chuted after the collision. The planes were based at El Toro. Realty Dealer Waives Rent Case Hearing Thomas J. Broyhill, realty dealer, 2801 Wilson boulevard. Arlington, waived a preliminary hearing before United States Commissioner Stan ley King in Alexandria yesterday and will appear in Federal District Court at the June term on charges of violation of rent-control regu lations. His bond was set at $1,000. Charges of asking and receiving excessive rents for defense housing were brought by Lunsford L. Lov ing. area rent-control enforcement attorney for the Office of Price Ad ministration. Fairfax Board Adopts Budget; Cuts Tax Rate Supervisors Take Surprise Action at Special Session A budget designed to raise $667, 070.83 for school and other county operating expenses for the 1944-45 fiscal year, was adopted yesterday by the Fairfax County Board of Super visors in a special session. The action came as a surprise since at its meeting last Wednesday, when the proposed budget was pre sented. the board indicated it would defer final action until the April 12 meeting. The county-wide tax rate set by the board, will be $2.12 per $100 property valuation, exclusive of road bond indebtedness, or a reduction of 12 cents from the tax rate last year. This rate is expected to raise $113. 566.09 for county operating expenses, and $453,504.74 for schools. In adopting the budget as adver tised. the board rejected a proposal submitted by the County School Board, and favored by various school groups in the county, for an increase of 11 cents in the tax rate for a school building fund. May Use State Funds. Board members said that In re jecting the proposal, they were of the opinion that any increase would be unfair to the majority of taxpay ers, who had been lead to believe the board intended to lower the tax rate this year. The School Board's budget, submitted several weeks ago, had met with the supervisors’ ap proval and the board members felt they could not agree to a last-min ute change in the budget figures. Members present yesterday said they would favor the appropriation of all or any portion of certain State funds in excess of $27,000 this year, as anticipated on the revenue side of the budget, for a school building fund. The anticipated ex cess will probably amount to as much as would be raised by the pro posed 11-cent increase, it was said. The various tax levies are listed as follows: County levy, 32 cents, reduction of 10 cents: reassessment of real estate. 1 cent, reduction of 2 cents: fire protection, 7 cents: Con federate pension fund. 2 cents: po lice retirement fund, 1 cent; school operating fund. $1.55: school capital outlay fund, 14 cents. Vacancies Filled. A special levy of 2 cents will be made in Dranesville district for road bond indebtedness, a decrease of 33 cents, and a levy of 5 cents in Mount Vernon district for the same purpose, a decrease of 2 cents. No levy will be made In Falls Church district this year, resulting in a decrease of 25 cents. The board accepted the resigna tion of Thomas J_ Stockton as a member of the Cotinty Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Ap peals, who resigned to accept a po sition of planning engineer with the Planning Commission. John Brook field of Springfield was named to the Zoning Board to succeed Mr. Stockton and State Senator An drew W. Clarke of Belle Haven to the Planning Commission. Capt. Carl R. McIntosh was au thorized to employ a full-time man to be in charge of the projected county dog pound. SEC Appeals Court Refusal To Order Utility Inquiry By the Associated Press. RICHMOND. Mar. 21.—The Fed eral District Court for the eastern district of Virginia "erred and abused its discretion in refusing to order further investigation” into the past management of the Cen tral States Electric Corp., the Se curities and Exchange Commission said in a brief filed yesterday in the Circuit Court of Appeals. The commission is appealing the District Court’s decision — handed down December 11. 1943. by Judge Robert M. Pollard—in an advisory capacity under the corporate reor ganization chapter of the Bank ruptcy Act. Its appeal supports the brief of a committee for holders of Central States’ 7 per cent cumula tive preferred stock, filed by Thomas C. Egan and Harry R. Axel roth, Philadelphia, and David J. Mays, Richmond. "Facts already known show that there are potential causes of action in large amounts in favor of the estate for mismanagement of the debtor (Central States), and show the need for additional investiga tion which may uncover possible additional causes of action,” the SEC’s brief states. Holt's Nomination Approved The Senate Judiciary Committee approved yesterday the nomination of Harry H. Holt, jr., to be United States attorney for Eastern Virginia. Daily Rationing j^ Reminders Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.— 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 20. Blue tokens may be used as change. Meats, Fats, Etc.—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 through June 18. Red tokens may be used as change. Sugar—Book No. 4, stamp 30 valid for 5 pounds indefinitely. Book No. 4, stamp 40 good for 5 pounds for home canning through Febru ary 28, 1945. stamp No. 31 good for 5 pounds beginning April 1. 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 84 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of today.