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Mending Battle Crackups 'ASSEMBLY LINE' REPAIRS MENTALLY BROKEN YANKS (Sixth of a Series.) By THOMAS R. HENRY, Star War Correspondent. UNITED STATES MILITARY HOSPITAL IN ENGLAND I By Mail i.—Psychoanalysis, per se. has little following at this hospital, where broken personalities of American soldiers are repaired on an assembly line. First, the medical officers have little confidence in it. Second, they have no time for it. in their schedule which calls for turning out a cured neurosis in less man a month Still their philosophy is to leave no stone unturned which will help a man and some times. under the influence of the “truth drug” am.vtal, a pa tient will reveal something out of the distant past which has con tributed to his present condi tion, and the airing of which goes far to cure the complex of symptoms. They tell of a Plying Portress Th«m». a pilot who was a recent patient. On a mission over Germany the head of his co-pilot, sitting beside him, wss cut off clean by a piece of flak. The man brought his ship home safely and then “blew.” He was an exceptionally mmcuit case, failing to respond well to the commoner methods of treatment. It was not so much the shock of the co-pilot's death and his own nar row escape which bothered him. But 1 he had developed an overwhelming guilt complex. He blamed himself for having killed his comrade be cause he had not dodged that flak. Finally, in the twilight state which preceeds the deep slumber induced by amytal, he revealed the real basts of his illogical attitude. For some years he had been an only child. Then a little brother had come into the family of whom he was excessively jealous. He was about 8 years old at the time. One day he had picked up the baby and started to drop him out of a three-story window. The mother had arrived on the scene in the nick of time. Then the horror of what he had been about to do had overwhelmed him. Ever since he had been ex cessively attentive to that brother to salve his own conscience. When they were parted by the war there was a gap in his whole scheme of things. He had compensated for it by subconsciously substituting the co-pilot for the brother. When the man was killed he had felt, still subconsciously, that he had at last, by an adverse fate, carried out the impulse of his long past childhood. He had murdered his little brother and must go through all eternity with the curse of Cam on his brow. This only had to be explained to him, to be brought into the open out of his subconscious, to clear up his neurotic symptoms. Boy Thought He Died. One day they brought in a boy who was almost completely para lyzed. He could only move his eyes and mouth. Yet his muscles and their nerve connections were found intact. He also proved a hard case. “Please ,irtrry me" would come his wierd w been dea It flna the son mother sively over ms neaitny every since he was a small child she had told .lim that if he got his feet wet he “would catch pneumonia and die." She had always emphasized the “die.” This boy had been a brave soldier. He had not feared Ger man bullets. But deep in his sub conscious mind had remained the childhood terror of getting his feet wet. One night he had been pinned down by enemy shellfire in a heavy rain from which there was no shelter. It was cold. He was soaked to the skin. The next day he had a bad cold and a pain in his chest. But he was a “hardy youth and suffered no serious phy sical aftereffects. But if getting his feet wet meant "die," how much more so getting his whole body wet. His subcon scious kept telling him he could not possibly be alive after such an ordeal, So he had “died.” When this background was known it had only required a little explanation to bring him very much alive again. Then there was the soldier whose whole severe neurosis could be traced to the childhood memory of a little playmate who had died of spinal meningitis. There was an epidemic of the dreaded disease in the neighborhood. His parents had watched him overscrupulously for the earliest symptoms. They were deeply imbedded in his subcon scious. In the Army he developed a severe headache and stifl neck. It was actually a trivial matter, but his subconscious kept telling him he at last had contracted the dreaded meningitis and that the days of his life were nearly num bered This had set up an anxiety complex which had led to all sorts of complications. He recovered with a little psychotherapy together with amytal and insulin. Revolving Circle. The theory followed here Is that an anxiety neurosis becomes an endlessly revolving cycle. First some stimulus—it may be a terrible experience or it may be some relatively insignificant experience which touches off a latent com plex-starts various chemical changes in the body. These in turn lead to symptoms, such as paraly sis, which cause fear. This takes the place of the original stimulus and sets up more chemical changes. Thus it may go on until the end Of the victim's life, making him always an invalid, unless the vicious circle can be broken some where. With the “shotgun therapy” used here there is always a good chance of cracking one of its links. Many Army doctors, and often oluntiy honest family physicians tired of having their offices clut tered with neurotic patients, will tell such a person frankly that there is nothing wrong with him, that all his symptoms exist only “ip the imagination.” Army doctors also are prone to believe a soldier in whom nothing organically wrong can be found has come on sick call to escape K. P. Not in frequently. of course, they are right, as an old soldier no longer in danger of a kitchen assignment will gladly testify. But sometimes they couldn’t possibly be more wrong. “Rankest Sort of Heresy." At any rate the words “in your imagination” are the rankest sort of heresy around here. I think Lt. Col. Ernest Parsons, the hospi tal commandant, would court martial any medical officer or nurse he heard using them. For going the chemical changes which are largely responsible for the organic symptoms. A patient hastft the slightest chance of getting well unless, he is convinced that some thing constructive is being done for him It is useless to tell him: “There is nothing the matter with you.” His arm is paralyzed, and that is matter enough, so far as he is concerned. Once the process of cure is under way. however, group psy choterapy is used in the form of lectuies where the relations be tween brain, nerves and body are explainer simply—insofar as they are known. This understanding of his own case may help prevent a relapse. Insurance Firm Fails; 42,000 Autoists Affected (From Yesterday’s Last Edition.) By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, April 6.—Approxi mately 42,000 Maryland motor ve hicle owners were forced to seek new insurance to continue business today as National Lloyds, Inc., went into the hands of a receiver. Hazelton A. Joyce, deputy insur ance commissioner, said, however, that the insurance company had assets sufficient to cover claims and to return unearned premiums to policyholders. More than 500 private automobile, 3.500 taxicab and 200 for-hire truck owners have filed certificates show ing that they are financially respon sible for damage their vehicle might inflict. Owners are required to obtain in surance and file a certificate of re sponsibility with the office of the commissioner of motor vehicles in cases where revocation or suspension of license is mandatory. $3,200 Given to Bethesda Hospital Nurses' Home Mrs. Thomas Creighton, jr., gifts chairman of the Bethesda Hospital Women's Auxiliary, announced to day that more than $3,200 had been donated to the hospital's nurses’ home on April 1. This total in cluded a $500 anonymous gift. Mrs. Morrison Clark, chairman of the Decorating Committee, said the funds are being used to beau tify the nurses’ home. Recent gifts to the nurses’ home, in addition to the anonymous con tribution, include $300 from Dr. and Mrs. Walter W. Boyd, Bethesda; $25 from Mrs. C. Thomas Clagett, jr„ Rockville; $25 from Dr. Arch L. Riddick; $25 from the Rosedale Vic tory Club, East Bethesda; $25 from Mrs. E. J. Roth. Rockville; $25 from the Somerset Women’s Club, $15 from the Glenwood Road Garden Club, $5 from the Chevy Chase Chapter, D. A. R., and $5 from Mrs. James Parker Nolan. J. Dewey Lutes, hospital super intendent. said $669 has been re ceived to sponsor a room and a doctors’ lounge in the hospital. Mr. Lutes said $300 wras received from Mr. and Mrs, Hugh V. Reiser, Be thesda, to furnish a room, and $369 for the doctors’ lounge was received from the Rollingwood Citizens’ As sociation. Fairfax Red Cross Group Will Meet at Falls Church The Camp and Hospital Council of the Fairfax County Red Cross Chapter will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the Falls Church Presbyterian Church, it was announced today by Mrs. Edmund Parry, chairman. Mrs. Parry said Maj. Henry Schauffler, special service officer at Fort Bel voir, will explain to mem bers the needs of servicemen now stationed at the Virginia post. Mrs. Philip Talbott, chairman of the Blood Donor Committee, an nounced that the mobile blood unit will visit the Falls Church Presby terian Church from 9 a m. to 2 p.m, next Friday. Persons desiring to donate blood should call the chapter house. Falls Church 2885, for appointment. Third Service Command Names 2 Staff Officers By the Associated Pres*. BALTIMORE. April 7.—Col. How ard S. Paddock, 21 Walton lane. Annandale, Va„ has been named signal officer for the 3d Service Command, and Maj. Frank B. Cri der of Bethesda has been made deputy director of supply, command headquarters reported yesterday. Col Paddock, a native of Glovers ville, N. Y„ has served in the Army since 1917. In the World War he was stationed at Camp Devens, Mass., and in this war he has served as signal officer for an Air Forces organization during an attack on Midway In 1943, he was with Al lied headquarters in Algiers. Maj. Crider, a native of Paducah, Ky„ received his degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1925. and was formerly with the General Electric Co. in Washington. FWA Earmarks $12,485 For 2 Maryland Projects The Federal Works Agency yester day announced the allocation of $12,485 for two projects in Southern Maryland. These allocations were included in $16,000,000 for 227 war connected projects in 42 States. The Maryland allotments were $6,050 for the purchase of a fire truck in St Marys County for use near the Cedar Point Naval Air Sta tion and $6,435 for a child-care proj ect in Charles County. WASHINGTON AND VICINITY WASHINGTON, D. C. W\e gening J§faf SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1944. * I Good Friday Services Bring Out Throngs Federal Workers, Others Released to Attend Devotions Washington worshipers are throng ing today to the solemn Good Friday services that bring toward a close Holy Week and the lenten season, ushering in the culminating Chris tian festival of Easter. Government workers will be re leased to attend the three-hour ob servance of Good Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and many thousands were expected to worship at Protestant and Catholic services throughout the city. Many private employers also allowed their employes time for the religious meetings. Sunrise Easter services will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater of the Arlington Na tional Cemetery, under auspices of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar, which is sponsoring the event for the 14th consecutive year. rrayer ior victory. Gen. George C. Marshall, Army Chief of Staff, will offer a prayer for victory, and Gen. John J. Pershing will place a cross of lilies on the Tomb of the Un known Soldier. Representativ e s from the Grand Commanderies of Knights Tem plar from most of the States will be headed by the grand comman der of the or der, Sir Knight Charles Noah Orr of St. Paul Minn. Mr. Orr will act as mas- c. n. Orr. ter of ceremonies at the amphi theater. President Roosevelt, in a letter to the Rev. Dr. Frederick B. Harris, Senate chaplain and chairman of the Good Friday Observance Com mittee, said: "It is fitting that we as a Nation should pray very hum bly in this season and this year of our trial, for divine blessing upon the work to which we have set our hands. It is fitting that we should consider well our own efforts, our own accomplishments in connection with this task.” Franklin Park Service. The Catholic Evidence Guild was to hold the 13th annual Everybody’s Good Friday Service in Franklin Park, Fourteenth and K streets N.W., from 1 to 2:30 pm. The sta tions of the cross will be said and choral music heard. Army and Navy chaplains are holding three-hour services at va rious Government and service build ings, beginning at noon. UaiMd' Brethren Church, North CHK& it streets, With the Rev. Dr. E. H. Pruden, pastor of the First Baptist Church, as the speaker. Churches and pastors taking part include Bethany Baptist, the Rev. M. P. German: Atonement Lu theran, the Rev. R. L. Lang; Lin coln Road Methodist, the Rev. G. H. Bennett; Rhode Island Avenue Methodist, the Rev. E. A. Sexsmith; Eckington Presbyterian, the Rev. H. B. Wooding, and the United Brethren, the Rev. I. S. Ernst. Methodist Union. A Methodist union service was planned for 3 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, Massachusetts avenue and Ninth street N.W. Churches represented include Brookland, Douglass Me morial, Lincoln Road, Waugh, Trin ity, Ryland and Bradburn. The Grace Lutheran Church, Six teenth and Varnum streets N.W, is open for meditation and prayer from 12 to 3 o'clock. The pastor, the Rev. Dr. Gerhard E. Lenski, will conduct "The Service of the Seven Last Words" from 2 to 3. Participating in the Easter sun rise service at Arlington will be Dr. Harris, the Rev. Dr. James Shera Montgomery, chaplain of the House, and the Rev. Dr. John C. Palmer, grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Masons of the District. The local Knights Templar will be head ed by Samuel T. Farmer, grand commander of the District. Invitations have been sent to the President and Mrs. Roosevelt, mem bers of the cabinet, members of Congress. Army and Navy officials and other Government heads. The sermon will be delivered by the Right Rev. Oliver J. Hart, D. D., bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. The Ma rine Band will play. The service will be broadcast nationally by Co lumbia over WTOP. Dawn Youth Service. The Easter Dawn Youth Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, under the sponsorship of the Wash ington Federation of Christian Youth, a division of the Washing ton Federation of Churches. The Rev. Ralph W. Loew, associate pas tor of the Church of the Reforma tion, will preach on “The Christ in Our Midst.” An all-youth chorus, directed by Warner Lawson, dean of music at Howard University, will feature the service. In case of rain, it will be held in the First Con gregational Church, Tenth and G streets N.W. A sunrise service at Fort Lincoln Heights, at 6:45 a.m., is expected to draw a crowd outnumbering the 25,000 who attended the 1943 gather ing. This service is sponsored by the Organized Bible Class Association. The Rev. Harry W. Burgan, chair man of the board of trustees of American University, will speak on "Easter's Meaning for Today.” A guard of honor from the American Legion will raise the colors. Taking part in the service will be Dr. Page McK. Etchison. president of the Bible Association: the Rev. J, Lloyd Black, director of the Chris tian Church Council: the Rev. R. Paul Schearrer, pastor of Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Dr. Gerhard E. lenski, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. The west lawn of Faith Lutheran Church will be the scene of another dawn service at 6:30 o'clock. The Rev. Robert. W. Long, pastor, will preach on "What a Difference Eas ter Makes.” Hotel Waiters Win Right to 10 Per Cent Tip Waiter: at banquets in the major Washington hotels henceforth must be guaranteed a 10 per cent tip or have the privilege of “passing the plate" to guests, it was learned today. This provision is included in a new contract between the local unit of the Hotel and Restaurant Em ployes’ Internationa’ Alliance and members of the Hotel Association of Washington, which includes all the majoi hostelries The contract, it was learned, was approved by the regional office of the War Labor Board at Phila delphia on March 8. and is retroac tive to last October 1. Under the contract, the person or organization sponsoring the ban quet must guarantee the waiters 10 per cent of the total cost of the meals served all gues’s. Otherwise, the waiters may solicit a separate tip from every one present. Maryland GOP League Asks Dewey Reply on McKeldin Statement B.v the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, April 7.—The Mary land Republican League awaited today Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's reply to demands that he “clarify” his position—demands made after Re publican Mayor Theodore R. Mc Keldin of Baltimore said the New York Governor "is a 100 per cent candidate” for the presidential nomination. John H. McPaul, jr„ league presi dent, said he had sent a telegram to Gov. Dewey’s secretary declaring the McKeldin statement that Gov. Dewey summoned him to New York and that Gov. Dewey was a 100 per cent candidate reflected on the sin cerity of the Governor s stated posi tion. “As a Dewey supporter I am em barrassed by the statement of Mayor McKeldin. Please advise as to its authenticity,” the telegram stated. League Assails Tait. The League charged yesterday that Galen L. Tait, chairman of the State Central Republic an Committee, “is trying to jump on the Dewey bandwagon” following Wendell L. Willkie's announcement that he would make no further at tempt to gain the Republican presi dential nomination. Mr. Tait and Mr. McKeldin said they had both seen Gov. Dewey and told him there was strong suppoVt for him in Maryland. Harry O. Levin, Baltimore attor ney who was the first Republican leader in the State to campaign openly for Gov. Dewey, said he wel comed the support of Mr. Tait and Mr. McKeldin. Mr. Levin, a former state Senator and chairman of the State Tax Commission and political adviser to the late Gov. Harry W. Nice, has bem dpnducting a weekly radio pro* ^ Open Headquarters. He said yesterday he planned to open Dewey-for-President head quarters in Baltimore shortly. Mr. McPaul charged in a state ment that Mr. Tait had promised his support to Gov. John W. Bricker of Ohio and had also conferred earlier with Willkie supporters. Mr. McPaul is aligned with the Republican faction of Paul Robert son, Baltimore City Central Com mittee chairman, which has fre quently been at odds with the Tait McKeldin faction. Nursery School Will Open Monday at Silver Spring Opening of the Silver Spring Nursery School has been set for Monday, with registration from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 4 to 6 p.m. to morrow at the school, in the Fair way Community House at 10100 Greenock road. Although the school is well equipped in all essentials, there is an urgent need for prewar tricycles and kiddie cars, dolls and small toys, such as cars, trains and air planes. A piano also is needed. Any one who wishes to contribute any of these articles is asked to call Mrs. J. F. Green at Shepherd 3008. The school is open to children between the ages of 2 and 5, whose mothers are employed. The fee is $3 for a six-day week including a hot meal at noon. Application may be made to Mrs. William Purcell at Shepherd 5669. Alexandria Projects Await WPB Action School and Stree* Improvements Being Delayed Although the Alexandria City Council has approved construction of a concrete stadium to seat 7,000 persons at the George Washington High School, and the addition of the north wing to provide necessary additional classroom space, City Manager Carl Budwesky pointed out today that the city must await approval by the War Production Board before going ahead with the projects. Mr. Budwesky also said that con struction of two wings on City Hall and a number of street improve ment and sewer projects, for which appropriations have been made, are being held up awaiting WPB approval. The stadium, considered the most vital need of the expansion pro gram proposed by the Board of Education, will cost $56,000 to $60,000 and will replace the present wooden stands which have been condemned by the building inspector. In discussing the expansion plan for the schools, the City Council agreed that only the work on the high school, and possibly a new grade school for the northeast sec tion of the city, stand any chance of approval by WPB. The other im provements involve additions to the elementary schools for gymnasia, cafeterias, auditoriums and office space and would undoubtedly be classed as unessential, the Council felt. The applications for priorities for the stadium and the high school wing will be sent to WPB within the next few days, Mr. Budwesky said. ' Of the storm sewers and street constructions for which council has made appropriations, only two have been approved by WPB. They are the Franklin street storm sewer now under construction, and the storm sewer to run from the 700 block of King Street road to Junior street, which will get under way when the Franklin street work is completed. Other projects for which WPB approval is pending are the East Rosemont sewer, the sewer to run from Diagonal road to the south side of Prince street, the Chalfonte drive sewer and street construction, the sewer from the two-acre pari; in Beverly Hills to Old Dominion boulevard, as well as several street improvement projects. Five Injured as Aulos Collide Near Vista, Md. Two marines stationed at the 2uantico base and three GQlaccd srsons were injured last night When their ears collided on dtdwMI highway, near Vista, Md„ Prince Oeorfes County police reporttfjfcfv* PoMbe ligted the marines wrPfe. Thomas D. Poljambe, 21, who was treated at Casualty Hospital for a fractured jaw and later transferred to the Naval Hospital at Bethesda, and James E. Brown, 25, driver of one car, who was released after treatment at Casualty for cuts. The three colored persons, all of whom were treated at Casualty, were listed as Jane K. Brown, 27, of Lanham, possible fracture of ■ the pelvis; Bergman Green, 26, Lanham. driver of the other car, lacerated chin, and Anabelle Kenerew, 51, Lanham, fractured arm. Mr. Green was released after treatment. Alexandria Pedestrians NYarned to Be Cautious The need for greater caution on the part of pedestrians was stressed today by Capt. Edgar Sims, Alex andria police chief, who said that of 14 traffic accidents in March that caused injuries, nine involved pedes trians. There were 30 accidents causing property damage reported, Capt. Sims said. The report for March showed 336 persons charged and 302 convicted, one person killed and 18 persons re ported missing, of whom 17 were located by police. Police received 828 trouble calls, 51 fire alarms and 97 ambulance calls. Stolen property amounting to. $7,880 was reported and $6,555 worth' recovered. In addition. Alexandria police recovered $2,362 in stolen property reported by other jurisdic tions. ---1 CROSS BURNING THROUGH HOLY THURSDAY NIGHT_ Electric lights in windows forming a cross were kept burning throughout Holy Thursday night in the otherwise dark ened American Federation of Labor Building at Ninth street and Massachusetts avenue N.W. Lights forming cross above the entrance to the YMCA, 1736 G street N.W., also were kept burning during the night. The practice, which has been followed in New York and Philadelphia for many years, was introduced to Washington by Father Joseph E. Gerira of Immaculate Con ception Church, Eighth and N streets N.W.—Star Staff Photo. STAR TROPHY AWARDED—Charles F. Luebner (left) as he was awarded The Star Trophy yesterday at the County Service Building, Hyattsville, by Walter F. Mulligan, president of the Prince Georges Federation of Citizens’ Associations. —Star Staff Photo. Two Children Die In Flames at Home Mother Held to Prevent Frantic Dash Into House Two Prince Georges County chil dren, aged 2 and 5, were burned to death yesterday in their home at 5959 Rollins avenue, Capitol Heights, while neighbors held their mother to keep her from entering the burning building. Members of the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department said the children, James Lusby, 2, and Bev erley Lusby, 5, sons of Mr. and Mrs. James Lusby, were found huddled together in a playroom in the house. Efforts of the Bladensburg rescue squad to revive them failed. Firemen said flames enveloped the five-room house when an oil stove exploded in a room next to the play room. They said Mrs. Lusby, who was visiting neighbors when the fire started, ran home and tried to enter the flaming house, but was held back. The children were pronounced dead of burns and suffocation by Dr. William Brainin, Capitol Heights. A certificate of accidental death was issued by Dr. James I. Boyd, deputy county medical euniiiier. WHMi Dd nlRE UUMPP The Washington, Marlboro and Annapolis Motor Lines was given permission yesterday by the Public Utilities Commission to alter its westbound bus routes to eliminate the left traffic turn hazard at First and B streets NI. ' The PUC also authorized the Cap ital Transit Co. to operate the Con stitution avenue buses during the afternoon rush hours over the fol lowing routes: From Twenty-third and Constitu tion avenue NW., east cm Constitu tion to Twelfth street, north on Twelfth to New York avenue, east on New York and I street to Tenth. Buses may also operate during the same rush period from Twenty-first and Virginia avenue, south on Twenty-first to C street, west on C street to Twenty-second, south on Twenty-second to Constiution, east on Constitution over the regular Constitution avenue route. The W„ M. & A. buses affected by the order are the Seat Pleasant, Suitland and Silver Hill lines. They will reroute westbound buses to oper ate north on Second street S.E. and N.E. and west on B street N.E. to Constitution avenue and thence over the present route. Phone Company to Drop 5-Cent Interzone Charge The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. will eliminate th1 5-cent interzone message charge from Washington to certain ex changes in nearby Maryland and Virginia on May 1, it was an nounced yesterday by Chairman James H. Llanagan of the Public Utilities Commission. Chairman Flanagan estimated that local subscribers would save $80,000 a year through elimination of the charge. The new policy will affect ali telephone calls from Washington to phone subscribers having Alexandria and Oxford in Virginia, and Bradley Capitol Heights Hyattsville, Locust and Silver Spring exchanges in Mary land. The PUC chairman explained that the telephone company offi cials agreed to the new policy after a conference with the commission several weeks ago. The 5-cent charge will still apply on all calls originating in those exchanges but coming into Washington. The commission believed the interzone message charges were “unjust and discriminatory ’ It was emphasized that the change had bee nmade by voluntary agreement. Mulligan Will Head Boy Scout Committee Walter F. Mulligan has been elect ed chairman of the Prince Georges County Boy Scout Administrative Committee, it was announced today. Other officers and committee chairmen include Louis B. Arnold, vice chairman, and Earl J. Cannon Organization and Extension Com mittee; Dr. William A. Turner, camping: Dr. R. c. Wiley, advance ment: Harry Marx, health and safe ty; F. L. O'Rourke, finance; F. S. Taylor, activities and program, and Sam Ormes, publicity. The county now has 29 active troops, consisting of approximately 800 members. In addition there are six Cub Packs with a membership of approximately 200. Sundown Today Marks Start of Passover Bethesda-Chevy Chase Center to Hold Supper Sundown today marks the begin ning of the impressive, week-long Feast of the Passover, through which orthodox Jewish families ob serve the Festival of Freedom, com memorating the exodus of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. The Passover, which lasts until sundown next Friday, brings dietary restrictions, including the eating of matzos, unleavened bread. Ortho dox families always have a vacant place for the Prophet Elijah, the absent guest whose coming is be lieved to herald the Messianic age. The USO office in the Jewish Community Center, Sixteenth and Q streets N.W., has made plans for servicemen and service-women a* ay from home to attend a “Seder” today at the Mayflower Hotel. Chap lain Aryeh Lev of the Office of the Army chief of chaplains will pre side. There, will be accommodations Itir 1,400 guests. /The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Jew ish Community Center will hold a Paissover supper tomorrow evening. Tty? group has invited servicemen fffyn the Naval Hospital in Bethesda i Hospitals attend. Sholom Synagogue, lepherd streets N.W. je holiday tonight ifor Government em A musical dramatization of Han del's "Israel in Egypt” will be given over the National Broadcasting Co network at 12 noon on Sunday. Two Leap Roofs and Save Children From Fire (From Yesterday’s Last Edition.) By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, April 6.—Two pass eraby rescued two children trap ped on the second-floor roof of a burning building yesterday by jump ing a narrow alley to another house top with the youngsters in their arms. Hammond Brown, a merchant sea man, dashed through fire and smoke to lead Shirley Wyant, 11, and Genevieve Williamsen, 7, to a small roof in the rear of the building. William Wittig climbed an iron grating from the alley to the ledge on which Mr. Brown and the chil dren stood. Each man took one child and leaped to the adjacent roof, from which they wa«e later rescued by firemen. The blaze started in a tailoring shop on the first floor of the build ing, firemen said. Maryland Youth, 17, Is Shot Accidentally Calvin Brady, 17, of 1366 L street S.E., an employe of the T. B. <Md.) bus terminal, was accidentally shot yesterday w’hen a .32 caliber re volver was discharged as it was be ing cleaned by a friend. Prince Georges County police reported to day. He was taken to Casualty Hospital where his condition was described as satisfactory. According to police, Brady and a friend, Rolland Ellis, 16, of Chelten ham. Md.. were in Brady's room at the terminal, where the younger boy was cleaning the revolver. The gun accidentally discharged and the bul let struck Brady in the left side. Mason Elected to Head fobtary in Alexandria Charles Henry Mason, president of the Mount Vernon Motors Co. of Alexandria, has been elected presi dent of the Alexandria Rotary Club. He will succeed United States Com missioner Stanley King. George N. Matthews, manager of the Washington-Virginia office of the Cunard Steamship Line, was elected vice president and Joseph S. Everley and Joseph Smith were re elected secretary and treasurer, re spectively. The new officers will be installed July 1. W. Selden Washington, delegate to the State Legislature, and Robert G Whitton, administrator of the Alexandria Hospital, were elected to the Board of Directors. Save This Newspaper Many paper mills are shut ting down for lack of waste paper to convert into cartons for Army and Navv 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 County Group Asks Isolation Care Hospital Prince Georges - Federation Backs It As Postwar Project The Prince Georges County Fed eration of Citizens' Associations today was on record as favoring establishment of additional hospital facilities in the county to care for communicable diseases. The federation, which met last night in the County Service Build ing, Hyattsville, presented The Star Trophy for outstanding civic work to Charles F. Luebner, 4309 Sheri dan street. University Park. * While adopting a resolution pre sented by Frank Fierstfein urging erection of a communicable disease hospital as a postwar project, the federation declared that such a hos pital should not be constructed fn the vicinity of any Incorporated town or unincorported community in the county. This provision was inserted in the resolution after Fred Gast, Chever ly. said his community is opposed to having such a hospital on the site of the Prince Georges General Hos pital. Mr. Fierstein then pointed out that the country has "plenty of land now lying idle which could be used for the erection of a hospital for communicable diseases." After members expressed doubt as to the ability of the county to finance such a project, Walter F. Mulligan, Federation president, said the State would be asked to con struct and maintain it. Luebner Praised. Mn Luebner, 65, is chairman of the Federation’s Zoning Committee and a member of the Parks and Plood Control and Laws and Legls* lation Committees. A native of De troit, he came to the county in 1902 and retired in 1936 after 33 years of service in the Government Printing Office. ‘ He has been particularly active in attempting to alleviate flood condi tions at the Bladensburg Peace Cross, and for 27 years kept records of flood conditions there which he turned over to the Army engineers. He also was instrumental in hav ing the town of Edmonston incor porated in 1924. and served on a committee to eliminate the grade grossing in Hyattsville and to re place it with the present overpass about 12 years ago. In presenting the trophy, Mr. Mul ligan told Mr. Luebner that “for more than 40 years you have worked for the betterment of Prince Georges County and have contributed your services unselfishly.” Indorses Baltimore Parkway. The federation also indorsed the proposed construction of a motor parkway between Washington and Baltimore, via the Anacostia Valley, as a postwar project. It was pointed out that the Government now owns virtually all the rights-of-way on such a route. Indorsement also was given a bill now pending in the House providing for the granting of commissions to members of the armed forces who have had training under the Civil Aeronautics Administration war training service program. After Daniel M. Greene, chairman of the Laws and Legislation Com mittee, said that the county com missioners have indicated their in tention to “dissolve” all special improvement districts which have been inactive for two years, the federation said it would investigate and oppose such a move. Baby Smothers in Carriage At Landover Hills, Md. Mildred Page Davis, 2-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie D. Davis, 4402 Seventy-second avenue. Landover Hills. Md., was smothered to death in her carriage yesterday while being cared for by an aunt, Prince Georges County police re ported today. Police said the aunt, Mrs. Mil dred Spaulding, 4208 Seventieth avenue, Landover Hills, related that she had given the child a bath and had placed her in a carriage on the porch. She later found the baby face down in the covers. Efforts at the Prince Georges General Hospital at Cheverly to re vive the child failed, police said. A certificate of accidental death was issued by Dr. James I. Boyd, deputy county medical examiner. Daily Rationing Reminders Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.— Book No. 4, blue stamps A-8, B-8, C-8, D-8, E-8. F-8, G-8, H-8, J-8 and K-8 good indefinitely. Blue stamps L-8. M-8, N-8, P-8 and Q-8 valid May l and good in definitely. Each stamp worth 10 points. Blue tokens are being used as change. April point values of canned peas and frozen fruits and vegetables reduced to zero; canned carrots reduced 2 points. Meats, Fats, Etc.—Book No. 4, red stamps A-8. B-8, C-8, D-8, E-8 F-8. G-8. H-8 and J-8 good in definitely. Stamps K-8, L-8 and M-8 valid April 9 and good indefi nitely. Each stamp worth 10 points. Red tokens arc being used as change. Point values on butter and most meats unchanged over March. Points for Fats—Your meat dealer will pay two ration points for each pound of waste kitchen fats you turn in. 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 indefinitely. 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—Periods No. 4 and 5 cou pons good for 10 gallons per unit through September 30. Consum ers in this area should not have used more than 90 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of April 3.