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Stand on Balloting for Servicemen, Negroes *J the Associate Presi. YORK, Pa., April 15—Senator Guffey, Democrat, of Pennsylvania, tonight put Representative Rankin. Democrat, of Mississippi, in a class with John Randolph of Virginia and Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsyl vania as a legislative leader, but he accused Mr. Rankin of helping to disfranchise those in the armed forces in order to keep the Southern Negro from voting. Senator Guffey paid tribute to the congressional leadership, in their day, of Randolph and Stevens, who. he said, had “risen by their own power, apart from seniority, to posi tions of nationally-accepted leader ship. Addressing the Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner of the York Democratic Club, he added: "Today we have a third leader who Is dominating both branches of Con gress — Jew-baiting. Negro-hating John Rankin of Mississippi. Rankin ts against popular education and says so and he is against the Negro and boasts of it. Sees Parties Reversed. "In this Congress, the Republican Party, which once followed Thad Stevens of Pennsylvania, has re versed itself and is now taking its marching orders from John Rankin of Mississippi, and the Southern Democrats, who once looked for leadership to John Randolph of Roanoke, at a time when Virginia was a force for democracy and free government; are now taking their leadership from the same John Rankin of Mississippi. Senator Guffey said the 20 Re publican members of Congress from Pennsylvania and Republican Sen ator Davis of that State, “showed that they were more eager to keep the Negroes of Mississippi from vot ing than they were to see that Pennsylvanians in our armed forces were allowed to vote.” « Cite* "Double-Barreled Betrayal.” "I have said, and I repeat,” he continued, “that Jhis double-bar reled betrayal of democracy—to rob the soldiers of the ballot in order to rob the Negro of his political rights —is the result of an unpatriotic and unholy alliance of reactionary Re publicans and Southern Democrats.” Senator Guffey s*id he spoke “as one Democrat who does not follow the leadership of John Rankin of Mississippi ,or Senator Byrd of Vir ginia.” He said he had pledged to support President Roosevelt and his New Deal policies and would “continue to carry out that pledge to the voters of Pennsylvania so long as I remain a member of the United States Senate.” Col. Castle Named Air Wing Commander Col. Frederick W. Castle, 3711 McKinley street N.W., has been named combat wing commander with the Army Air Forces in Eng land, to succeed Brig. Gen. Russell A. WisJon of Marion, 111., who was shot down in a mission over Germany March 6, the Associ ated Press re ported "last night. Col. Castle, 35. is the son of Col. Benjamin F. and Mrs. Winifred W. Castle. He lives here with his mother and his sister, Miss Hancey Castle, at the McKinley Col. c*.tie. street address. He was graduated from West Point in 1930 but re signed his • commission three years later. For nine years he was associated with the Sperry Gyroscope Co. He has been mentioned frequently in dispatches and has won many honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross after 20 missions over •nemy territory. His mother has received letters regularly from him but did not know of his promotion until in formed by The Star last night. Citizens' Group Backs Standard Time Bill Indorsement of the bill to return to Eastern standard time, introduced by Representative Cannon, Demo crat, of Missouri, was voted at a meeting of the Brightwood Citizens’ Association last week. On motion of John Clagett Proc tor, the District Rationing Board will be requested to furnish the as sociation with the names of mem bers of the board located in the Brightwood area, for emergency i^ses. It was brought to the atten tion of the meeting that one of the citizens in the area during the last cold spell was ill and a physician’s certificate was sent to"the board for a request for additional fuel oil. When no action was taken on the request and a second visit made to the board member, the applicant was informed that the papers had been lost. Ernest E. Boyd, superintendent of transportation of the Capital Transit Co., reported the need for women to take the place of drafted men bus and streetcar operators and conductors. He pointed out that many women could be employed for work on Sundays. Those em ployed so far are proving satis factory. About 126 men are sched uled to report for Induction at an early date. Mr. Proctor was appointed chair man of the Memorial Day exercises to be held under auspices of the GAR Memorial Day Corp. in the Battle Ground National Cemetery on Georgia avenue opposite Walter Reed Hospital. Howard S. Fisk director of public relations of the corporation and a member of the association, was appointed to assist Mr. Proctor in the arrangements. Heather Angel Weds Ex-Screen Director Ey the Associated Press. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif ., April 15 —A romance which had its incep tion in a New York theater was cli maxed today with the marriage ol Capt. Robert Sinclair, former stag* and film director, and actrest Heather Angel. They met on Broadway two year; ago when Capt. Sinclair was direct ing the itage play “The Wookey,’ in which Miss Angel played th< leading feminine role. i » Aerial ists Stop Staking Lives On Nerves of Divorced Couple B» the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April 15.—For 10 days the five members of the world famous Wallendas, high-wire circu? performers, have been betting theii lives on the ability of a newly di vorced young couple to keep theii feelings and their muscles undei perfect control. But today the bet was off. This behind-the-scenes dramatic by-play was given as the explana tion for a shift in the line-up of the renowned troupers' death-defying "double pinwheel” act 50 feet above the Madison Square Garden arena on a thin strand of steel wire. Ringling Bros. A Baraum and Bailey's Circus spokesmen told the story: Herman and Elizabeth Wallenda were divorced in Florida during the circus’ winter stay. Carl Wallenda, head of the act, persuaded them to carry on, nevertheless. On the opening night, Carl feared the worst. Herman and Elizabeth refused to speak and com pletely ignored each other. But for 10 days the show went on: Herman, balanced on the wire 50 feet above the ground, supported one end of a pole on which his divorced wife and Helen Wallenda performed what the circus calls “the hazardous double pinwhee) spin of death." The slightest twitch of a muscle would have hurled them all to death. Yesterday in the crucial finale Herman seemed to “freeze up," circus people said. The Wallendas decided that human nature has its limits. Elizabeth withdrew from the act. In her place went Helen’s 24 year-old sister, Henrietta, who never before had tried the revolv ing spin. After only one day's rehearsal on tfce ground, they performed the act last night before 16,000 persons. “I’m 10 years older,” gasped Henrietta after the performance. Trainmen's Support Claimed by Strikers At Montgomery Ward B> the A»sociated Press. CHICAGO, April 15—Officials of a union on strike at the mail order house and department store of Montgomery Ward & Co., said today they had been notified that mem bers of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen would refuse to deliver merchandise to the company, ef fective immediately. Francis Heisler, attorney for Lo cal 20, United Mail Order, Ware house and Retail Employes Union (CIO), said A. H. Whitney, national head of the trainmen, had instruct ed Trainmen's Local 119 not to han dle merchandise either incoming or outgoing at the company’s retail, warehouse, and mail order divisions in Chicago. Superior Judge John J. Lupe, meanwhile set a hearing for Tues day on an amended petition to re move a temporary injunction against violence and mass picketing by the strikers. In refusing a similar petition today. Judge Lupe advised Mr. Heisler to expand his amended pe tition to include information re garding orders given the company by the War Labor Board, which has certified the case to President Roosevelt. The injunction against the strikers, issued Friday, limited the number of pickets to 42, but Mr. Heisler said Judge Lupe had de? dared pickets were not required to stay at entrances to the buildings and could circulate among those employes arriving for work. Police said the injunction was being observed and picket lines were orderly and quiet today. Five police sergeants and 45 patrolmen have been detailed to the strike. Two D. C. Flyers Score In Sweeps Over Europe Two District men were listed among American pilots who claimed the destruction of enemy aircraft in sweeps yesterday over Europe, according to an Associated Press dispatch. Lt. Henry B. Sayler, 22, of 3308 Ca thedral avenue N.W., son of Brig. Gen. H. B. Sayler, was credited with bringing down an enemy plane w’ h i 1 e C a p t. John W. Guc keyson of 6705 Forty- sixth street, Chevy Chase, Md., was Lt listed as sharing In the destruction of a plane on the ground. Lt. Sayler, a native of Savannah, Ga., attended Millard Preparatory School here before entering West Point, from which he was graduated in January, 1943. A total of 38 enemy planes, 28 of them destroyed on the ground and the remainder in, clashes in the air, were listed in the dispatch as being destroyed by individual fighters yes terday. An undetermined number of additional planes were also listed as being destroyed by groups of American fighters. Laughlin Urges Bar Group Include Colored Member A suggestion that a colored at torney be named to the Committee on Admissions and Grievances of the District Court was made in a letter written yesterday to Chief Justice Edward C. Eicher by James J. Laughlin, Washington attorney. The committee, named at a "gen eral term,” or meeting of the justices of District Court, is respon sible for the admission of lawyers to practice and sits in judgment in disbarment proceedings. "As you are aware.” Mr. Laughlin w-rote. "the colored attorneys in the District represent a substantial per centage of the total membership of the bar. It would seem to be only just and fair that they have repre sentation on this very important committee.” Mr. Laughlin also raised the ques tion of why, as he alleged, mem bers of the committee are permitted to divide among themselves the $25 fee paid by applicants. He suggest ed the funds be given to some "worthy charity.” Walter C. Cle phane, chairman of the committee, when informed of the letter, said that members had not been paid anything for a long time, and that surplus funds left from past years are used only for administrative ex penses of the group. Billy Sunday Memorial Revival Meeting Called The Rev. Tillman R. Braddy of New York City announced yesterday . that a meeting of Washingtonians interested in supporting a "Billy Sunday Memorial Revival” here had been called for 8 p.m. Tuesday night at the Continental Hotel. Mr. Braddy said that Dr. Peter W. Philpott of Toronto, Canada, formerly pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago, would assist him in the revival services, the time and place of which would be announced later. i Navy Wins Over Army In Bible Quiz Broadcast Four Navy men, including a lieu tenant, an ensign, a chief gunner’s mate and a quartermaster (first class), defeated three Army majors and a lieutenant in a Bible quiz broadcast last night over Sta tion WWDC. * The quiz, directed by Evangelist Dale Crowley, was featured by a series of questions on Bible battles won through divine intervention. Members of the Navy team were Lt. Edward Edmondson, Chief Gunner’s Mate James Downing, Baptists, and Ensign Dick Mack and Quartermaster (First Class) Mauritz Sandoz, Methodists. The three majors — Gordon Nichol, Neal M. Wherry and Louis Evans—are elders in their re spective Presbyterian churches, while the fourth member of the Army team, Lt. Orson Jones, is a Baptist whose father is pastor of a church in San Diego, Calif. F. J. Metcalf Honored For Church Service Forty years of service as secre tary of the Sunday school of the Brightwood Methodist Church came to an official close last night when Frank J. Met calf, of 901 In graham street N.W., was hon ored at a party attended by more than 200 members of the church. Mr. Metcalf, spry and active at 79, was pre sented with a table radio by Walter Studdi ford, former su perintendent. Mrs. Metcalf, r. j. M.te.ir, who plans to celebrate her golden wedding anniversary with Mr. Met calf on August 7, 1945, said her husband had built his life around the church. Even his hobby of collecting hymn books, of which be has more than 2,000 in his library, reflects this interest. He also owns 200 volumes on composers of hymns, and an original Oeneva Bible. Mr. Metcalf attended Foundry Methodist Church when he came to the District from Ashland, Mass, in 1893. In 1902, he joined with others to form the present church. Two years later, with 70 persons in the Sunday school, he took over the job as secretary. The school now has 300 members and looks back to a peak of 500 before the war. Mr. Metcalf Is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the American Antiquarian Society, the Abracadabra Club and the Ameri can Hymnal Society among other organizations. McNutt Stresses Need Of Orderly Reconversion Predicting some production cut backs, War Manpower Director Mc Nutt yesterday told his 12 regional directors that "we anticipate little unemployment in the near future?’ At a later date, however, he warned at the conclusion of a three day meeting of the regional direc tors here, "orderly demobilization and orderly reconversion will be es sential to prevent widespread un employment.” Mr. McNutt said he thought the WMC operating staff had done "an amazingly good job” in view of the fact the work had to be performed on the basis of voluntary accept ance and self-imposed restrictions. Productive capacity, he reported, is increasing so enormously that even a drop of 600,000 workers in munitions employment by the end of the year would not cause a de crease in the present rate of pro duction. Reports from the regional direc tors showed that in this region, which embraces the District, Mary land. Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia, canning and food processing now are major problems and extensive plans are now under way to provide required manpower. iuu rammes nomeiess In Indiana Windstorm By the Associated Press. EVANSVILLE. Ind., April 15.— Nearly 100 families were left home less today when a freak windstorm unroofed their homes in two Gov ernment housing projects for war workers here. Several concrete block chimneys were toppled over, injuring two per sons slightly last midnight. The Red Cross arranged temporary shelter. Service Forces Chief Of Personnel Resigns Ey the Asiociated Press. The resignation of James P Mitchell as director of the Armv Service Forces’ Industrial Personnel Division was announced yesterday by the War Department. The resignation is effective May 1 when Mr. Mitchell will return to private industry after four years of Government service. He will be succeeded by W. A. Hughes of In dianapolis, general manager of the Indiana Bell Telephone Co. One pound of waste cooking fats makes enough glycerin to manufac ture one-third pound gunpowder! k Gen. Hershey Urges Farmers to Release Deferred Young Men By MIRIAM OTTENBERG. In another effort to meet the demands of the armed forces for younger men. Selective Service Di rector Hershey yesterday appealed to the farmers to make available for induction “every possible man” among the 350.000 to 400,000 physi cally fit men under 26 now deferred in agriculture. “If the objectives for the produc tion of food cannot be met without the use of the young, physically fit men under 26," he declared in a broadcast from Washington, “then we must reduce our food produc tion objectives or deny the armed forces the type of men they need in the numbers they are needed.” The physically fit young men In agriculture, he said, are the “largest group of the type so urgently needed now by the Army and Navy.” Draft Calls Revised. In addition to the appeal to farmers, selective service also was maneuvering to get all the available men under 26 with industrial de ferments into uniform as soon as possible. It was learned that draft calls for May have been revised to concentrate on the areas with the largest number of deferred younger men. The District was one of the areas which had its May draft call re duced while some States with larger numbers of men under 26 have had their draft calls increased, it was learned. A draft headquarters spokesman pointed out that as more men in the younger age brackets, both on the farms and in the factories, are inducted, fewer older men, par ticularly fathers who are contribut ing to the war effort, will have to be called. Requirements will also be reduced because there will be fewer discharges among the younger men. Selective service had expected to make a clean sweep of all able bodied men without strong claims to occupational deferment by July 1, he said. However, the withdrawal of younger men from industry and a lower discharge rate, than expect ed, are among factors which have changed the estimates. As a result, even some men now in 1-A may not go into the armed forces for months. By mid-May, he said. Selective Service will know how many men under 26 will become available and will be ready to decide what to do about men in the next age bracket— those between the ages of 26 and .29. Men Over 30 to Be Called. He emphasized, however, that draft boards, in their anxiety to fill calls, will call some men over 30 even while they are concentrating on the younger men. In his appeal to farmers. Gen. Hershey declared the necessity of young farmers to the production of food “must be weighed against the need of men of their age and physi cal qualifications to reinforce your sons and their brothers who have marched against the enemy. “The essentiality of the food which they grow must be considered in the light of the fact that young men for the services are now more necessary than the production of most of the weapons with which the war- la fought-.” Gen. Hershey said it was the “first duty” of the farmers to make the physically fit young farmers available for induction. He also urged the physically unfit fanners to remain on their farms, with men over draft age and women and children to help them meet food objectives. Revenue Bureau Quiet As Tax Deadline Passes The deadline for filing District and Maryland income taxes and estimated income tax reports to the Federal Government was reached at midnight last night. The Bureau of Internal Revenue was quiet compared with the bedlam there on the night of March 15 when taxpayers struggled with the intricacies of the new income tax return blanks. No figures were available on the total of tax payments received by either the District or Maryland. The District tax office closed at 12:25 p.m. yesterday. During the afternoon guards on duty at the District Building issued forms and gave information, but there was no one there to accept paymertts. About 100 persons called to pay their taxes, but had to be turned away. Before noon, some 400 per sons were aided in making out their returns. Italian Junta Demands Anti-Fascist Government By the Associated Press. NAPLES. Italy. April 15.—The executive junta of six Italian par ties forming the National Committee of Liberation today called for the establishment of a new government ‘‘truly democratic and anti-Fascist" and capable of leading a war for liberation. The declaration, which followed King Victorio Emmanuel's an nouncement last Wednesday that he will relinquish the throne to Crown Prince Umberto, as his lieutenant, the day the Allies enter Rome, opened the way for negotiations with Premier Badoglio to form a new government embracing all par ties. The declaration favored estab lishment of a new cabinet which would give assurance of a consti tutional assembly at the end of the war, at which the Italian people could select the form of govern ment, desired. Johns Hopkins to Raise Nursing School Requisites By th* Associated Pres*. BALTIMORE, April 15. — The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing will require a college de gree, or its equivalent, for admis sion, starting in October, and the curriculum will be arranged to train graduate nurses for teaching and administration in institutions, public, health service and other nursing fields. The requisite for admission here tofore has been a high school diploma or the equivalent,. John S. Gibbs, jr„ president of the hospital Board of Trustees, said the change was made because of an increasing demand for graduate nurses of superior preparation and because it had been difficult to ar range suitable programs for stu dents with lesser educational backgrounds. a Parole Into Uniforms or Jobs Aimed at 2,700 Draft Violators National Selective Service yester day disclosed, plans to parole as many as possible of the 2,700 im prisoned draft violators and place them in the armed services or in jobs which would relieve the man power shortage. Arrangements have been made with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to give each draft law violator an opportunity ‘to enter the Army or Navy, or—if religious beliefs forbid fighting—to work in public service camps, war plants, hospitals and other Institutions. “The only men who won't get out of prison, as we see it, are those who simply refuse to do anything,” a Selective Service spokesman said. Only about 600 claim to be con scientious objectors on religious grounds, the spokesman said, al though another 1,000 are members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses group, who claim to be ordained ministers. The 600 refused to go to the camps set up for conscientious objectors, or deserted from the camps. A special panel of the local draft board in each community where a prison is located will make recom mendations in the case of each prisoner who has been in prison more than 60 days, without waiting for the prisoner to make application for paroie. If the prisoner is willing to go into the armed forces, a recommendation will be made by selective service to the Attorney General. Conscientious objectors normally will refuse to go into the Army or Navy, the spokesman said, but the rest will go through induction pro cedure like other registrants. If they fail their physical examination, they will be classed 4-F and pa roled into a war job or farm. Those who refuse to do any work aiding the war may be paroled to mental or other institutions as attendants or in other work. Ordinary violators—those who evaded registration, changed ad dresses to avoid induction or other wise violated the draft law—must indicate their willingness to fight before parole will be granted. Columbus Doctor Leads Individual Bridge Tourney By the AseocUted Pres*. NEW YORK, April 15.—Dr. Louis Mark of Columbus, Ohio, led a field of 36 players with a total of 263 match points at the close today of the second session of the World's Championship Individual Bridge Tournament. Second place was held by Corpl. George Rapee of New York with 254% points and third by Charles H. Goren of Philadelphia with 254. Other scores included: Simon A. Becker, Philadelphia, 235%; Maj. Richard H. Skinner, Chestnut Hills. Mass., 235%; Alvin E. Goodman, Philadelphia, 225; Sid ney Silodor, Philadelphia, 229; Morry J. Gllck, Cleveland, 235; Charles J. Solomon. 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