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ADMIRAL KING'S REPORT:
BATTLE OF CAPE ESPERANCE The most interesting portion of the report by Ad miral Ernest J. King on the Navy’s part in the war teas his chapter on “Combat Operations.” The Star will publish in installments the Navy’s report on the most important battles with the Japanese. The fifth installment follows: Following the engagement in the Eastern Solomons, no major action took place in the South Pacific area for a period of about six weeks. During those six weeks, however, the supply lines had to be kept open to Guadalcanal. Japanese submarines and air forces were active in the vicinity, and there were numerous scat tered actions which cost us the carrier Wasp, the destroyers O’Brien, Blue, Colhoun, Gregory and Little, and several other ships damaged. Admiral Kin*. Also the Japanese made almost nightly runs of what came to be termed the “Tokyo express” from the Buin-Faisi area to Guadal canal, and enemy air forces bombed marine positions by day and by night. In spite of offensive operations directed against enemy ground iroops ana supporting navai iorces by our ground troops and by our Marine air forces, the enemy by the end of September had succeeded in putting practically an entire new division on the island. In addition, more strong Japanese fleet units had been assembled to the north ward and the situation again was threatening. Reinforcements to the Marines had now become a neces sity even though made in the face of enemy naval and air superiority. Contemplated reinforcements in cluded Army elements available (the 164th Infantry). BATTLE OF CAPE ESPERANCE. After our carrier planes had at tacked enemy shipping in the North ern Solomons as a preliminary, our naval forces in the area were dis posed in three groups. One was built around the carrier Hornet, to the westward of Guadalcanal. A second, to the eastward of Malaita Island, included the new battleship Washington. The third, under the command of Rear Admiral Normal Scott, was stationed south of Guad alcanal pending developments. Rear Admiral Scott’s force consisted of the heavy cruisers San Francisco, and Salt Lake City, the light cruis ers Boise and Helena and the de stroyers Buchanan, Duncan, Faren holt, Laffey and McCalla. On the afternoon of October 11, enemy forces were reported in “the slot” between Choiseul Island and the New Georgia group, headed for Guadalcanal. Simultaneously, Hen derson Field on Guadalcanal was attacked by about 75 enemy air craft. Rear Admiral Scott there fore headed north with his force, which rounded the northwestern end of the island about two hours before midnight. Just before mid night contaot was made, and our force opened fire. Taken by surprise, the enemy did not return the fire for nearly 10 minutes, during which time our cruisers made the most of the op portunity and delivered a devastat ing fire on the enemy force. In less than five minutes four enemy tar gets had disappeared, two more were put out of action by the Helena and Boise and the Farenholtz, Dun can and Buchanan each scored tor pedo hits on enemy cruisers. In addition, the Buchanan wrecked an enemy destroyer with gunfire and set an unidentified enemy ship on fire. Boise Engages Cruiser. When the Japanese opened Are, the Boise found herself engaged with a heavy cruiser, and although the enemy cruiser soon burst into flames, the Boise was damaged. During this exchange, the Salt Lake City scored hits on an enemy aux iliary and destroyer. At this stage of the battle, Rear Admiral Scott ceased firing to rectify his forma tion, and as most of the enemy tar gets had disappeared there followed a short lull. The Salt Lake City, the Helena and the San Francisco reopened fire with telling effect. The Boise dam age (fire) had been brought under control and she re-entered the ac tion, engaging a heavy cruiser and an unidentified ship, but upon re ceiving further damage she was forced to retire. The Salt Lake City, meanwhile, had covered the Boise and, assisted by the San Fran cisco, concentrated her fire on an enemy heavy cruiser until the ac tion was broken off by the enemy. During the engagement the Dun can was so badly damaged that she had to be abandoned and the Far enholt was damaged. The San Francisco had been hit and, as pre viously stated, the Boise was se verely damaged. Even so, the en gagement was a victory for us, at tributable in pact to surprise and confusion, and in part to the ac curacy of our gunfire. * Jap# Begin Land Assault. On the night of October 23-24, the Japanese began a land assault at the south of the Matanikau River and although thrown back with heavy losses, continued their attack the following day. On the 25th, enemy ground forces were sup ported by naval gunfire from two Japanese cruisers and four destroy ers which slipped into Save Sound, and on the night of October 25-26, the enemy ground offensive reached its peak. At this point the Jap anese moved their naval units in force toward Guadalcanal. Early in the morning of October 26, our patrol planes made contact with three enemy forces. One of these forces included a carrier. An other consisted of two battleships one heavy cruiser and seven de stioyers. The third, which included two carriers, was attacked by the patrolling planes and hits ‘ were scored on one of the carriers. Simultaneously, our carriers launched three attack waves, one from the Enterprise and two from the Hornet. While en route, the En terprise attack group encountered Japanese planes. After a short en gagement, during which some of our planes were shot down, it located the enemy force containing the battle ships and made bomb hits on one of them. The first Hornet wave reached the enemy carrier group without in terference and reported at least four 1,000-bomb hits on a carrier. Other Hornet aircraft in that group regis tered three torpedo hits on a heavy cruiser. The second Hornet group discovered an enemy cruiser force and succeeded in bombing two heavy cruisers and a destroyer. Hornet Hit by Bomb. While our aircraft were delivering their attacks, our own carriers were being attacked by enemy carrier air craft. The Hornet suffered one bomb hit and was set on fire by an enemy bomber which purposely dived into the carrier's stack. Blazing gasoline was spread over the signal bridge, which was further damaged by one of the bombs carried by the plane. Resulting fires were extinguished in about two hours, but while the dive bombing attack was being delivered, a torpedo attack developed and the Hornet received two hits which dis rupted her power and communica tions. The torpedo hits were followed by three more bomb hits and another suicide plane crash which started more fires. Of 27 attacking aircraft, 20 were shot down by antiaircraft fire, but the attack, which lasted 11 minutes, left the Hornet dead in the water with many fires on board and with a decided list. Our wounded personnel were promptly removed by destroyers, the fires were ex tinguished in about a half hour, and the Hornet was taken in tow by the Northampton, but in the after noon she was again attacked by torpedoes and dive bombers and had to be abandoned and sunk by our own forces. Just before noon the Enterprise was subjected to an attack by 24 enemy dive bombers, of which seven were shot down by antiaircraft fire in which the South Dekota partici pated. Shortly after, she weathered two attacks by torpedo planes and one more attack from dive bombers. Gatch Wounded. The first dive bombing attack re sulted in three hits on the Enter prise. Of the torpedo planes making the first attack, one dived on to the destroyer Smith setting her on fire forward and exploding the plane’s torpedo. By energetic measures, however, the Smith brought the fiames under control and was able to make port. During this action dive bombers scored a hit on the South Dakota, wounding her commanding officer, Capt. (now Rear Admiral) T. L. Gatch, and inflicted considerable damage on the light cruiser San Juan. There were no further attacks and the two task forces were ordered to retire independently. During the night they were pursued by Japa nese surface units, which turned back when it became clear that the enemy attacks were not succeeding. Enemy planes estimated to have taken part in the attacks on the Hocpet and Enterprise numbered between 170 and 180. Of that num ber 66 were shot down by antiair craft fire and about the same num ber by our own planes. Our own Losses were the Hornet, the destroyer Porter, whjch was torpedoed while rescuing personnel of one of our planes, and 74 aircraft. We sank no enemy vessels in the engagement, and oip carrier strength in the Pa cific was now dangerously low, but there were partial compensations. Two enemy carriers had been put cut of action and four Japanese air groups had been cut to pieces. (To be continued Sunday.) Annapolis Attorney Is Named Maryland Secretary of State W. J. McWilliams, 40, Past Head of Bar Group, To Succeed T. E. Jones Er the Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS, April 28.—William J. McWilliams, 40, Annapolis at torney and past president of the Anne Arundel County Bar Associa tion, today was appointed Secretary of State of Maryland by Gov. O’Conor. Mr. McWilliams will fill the vacancy caused when Thomas E. Jones was granted a leave of absence from the State office to enter the maritime servic 10 days ago. A graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore, Mr. McWilliams received his law degree at the University of Maryland In 1930. He was Annapolis City counselor from 1934 to 1936 and is now chair man of the Annapolis Draft Board. Mr. McWilliams was a member of the commission appointed to study possible reforms in the setup of Trial Magistrates’ Courts through out the State early in Gov. O’Con or’s term of office. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Bond Commission which is advocating adoption by referendum in November, the revision of the Court of Appeals. Mr. McWilliams Is married and has four children. Chamber in Arlington Names Two Committees The Board of Directors of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce has appointed a hotel committee and a national affairs committee, it was announced today by Paul A. Hill, executive secretary. H. H. England, Louis C. Carl, J C. Helms and N. C. Hines form the hotel group to explore possibilities of obtaining additional hotel facil ities for the county. A. L. Jameson, H. B. Bloomer, jr.; Dr. Robert C. Hood, Carroll V Shreve, L. C. Smith and Roger B. Sprigg compose the committee to study national legislation affecting business. Barcroft PTA to Stage Farce Next Friday The Barcroft Parent-Teacher As sociation will present a three-act farce at 8 p.m. next Friday in the Thomas Jefferson High School audi torium. rPoceeds from the play will be used to purchase a sound movie projector. It was erroneously reported yes terday that the play would be held tonight. Save This Newspaper Many paper mills are shut ting down for lack of waste paper to convert into cartons for Army and Navy supplies shipped overseas. Every pound of old newspapers and maga zines is needed. Telephone your nearest school or notify some school child in your block to hava your paper picked up. ---jJ WASHINGTON AND VICINITY WASHINGTON, D. C. . - < \. ■ -'"i SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1944. ' _ Man Killed, 2 Injured In Virginia Collision; 5 Hurt in D. C. Mishaps Alexandria Torpedo Plant Employe Victim Of Crash on Route 1 An employe of (he Naval Tor pedo Station at Alexandria was killed and two of his companions were injured slightly early today when their automobile collided with a truck on Route 1, at Pohick Creek, Va., Fairfax police reported. Police said Nelson Able, 62, of Triangle, was killed instantly in the crash. His two companions, Rich ard H. Anderson, 45, driver of the auto, and Elden'Rose. 55, both of Triangle, suffered minor injuries. According to police, the crash oc curred when the truck, driven by George W. Booker, 23, of Birming ham, Ala., made a left turn to enter a roadside restaurant, and the car crashed into its head-on. Booker was being held by police on a reck less driving charge. In an accident last night Jacob Weitzen, 66, of 5028 Illinois avenue N.W.; his wife Rose, 48, and their daughter Anita, 25, ail suffered pos sible ankle fractures when a taxicab in which they were passengers was in collision with another cab at Thirteenth and Harvard streets N.W., police reported. All were ad mitted to Emergency Hospital. Another passenger in the cab, James Kingston, 34, of 417 Ninth street S.W., was treated for minor head injuries and sent home, police said. The driver of the cab bearing the injured persons, according to police, was Walter F. Lewis, 3308 Ninth street N.E., and the operator of the other cab was listed as Edward A. Haas, 2912 Thirteenth street N.W. Neither driver was injured. Minor injuries were suffered yes terday by Joseph Anz, 24, of 1707 P street N.W., and Mrs. Margaret Powell, 21, of Asheville, N. C., when an automobile in which they were riding collided with a streetcar at First and C streets N.E., according to police. Both were given first-aid treatment at Casualty Hospital and released. Police said the operator of the streetcar was Eldred L Campbell, 32, of 26 Fourteenth street N.E. Silver Spring Plans Drive for Hospital Lutes Named Head Of Association Fred L. Lutes, executive vice president of the Suburban National Bank of Silver Spring, last night was elected president of an associa tion to sponsor the building of a hospital in Silver Spring. Elected to serve with Mr. Lutes were Joseph E. Hayes, vice presi dent; MW. Ralph A. Wefts, secre tary, and Ira Whitacre, treasurer. Members of the board of trustees include Lee H. Robinson, chairman; H. Stanley Stine and William H. Reynolds, with Mr. Lutes serving as ex-officio member. Heads of association committees, appointed last night, include Philip J. Austensen, publicity; John J. Do lan, hospital site; Dr. W. B. Mehring, medical survey of needs; Paul M. Coughlan, financial contributions; Mr. Robinson, membership; Ralph D. Boyd, co-operating organization, and James W. Gill, application for grants. Members of the association, which now number 110, instructed the Membership Committee to begin a program to enroll 10,000 annual members at $2 each, and that the committee also solicit contributing and life members at $10 and $100, respectively. Martin Workers May Quit If Trailers Are Removed By the Associated Press. MIDDLE RIVER, Md., April 28.— The Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co. may lose a number of workers who threaten to quit and go home if the Government carries out its plan to remove the 700 trailers in which the workers are living. May 18 has been set as the dead line for vacating the trailers by all families except those with children in high schools, who may remain until June 20. Government-financed housing is available for the workers, but at least one in three interviewed yes terday said he did not want to buy household equipment and furniture, which workers accepting Govern ment houses would have to do. The uncertainty of the draft situation was given as a major reason for their stand. The war workers also said the buildings did not have adequate heating facilities. Mate Approves Highway As Far as Four-Mile Run State approval of construction of a new road along Route No. 1 from the Pentagon network to Four-Mile Run has been announced by the Arlington County Safety Council. The County Board already has agreed to share costs on a 50-50 basis with the State for sidewalk construction on the west side of the highway. Reports on the large fleet 'op erators' safety contest, now in its final month, showed that during March only one accident had oc curred during 354,552 miles of op eration. An average of 1.3 accidents per 100,000 miles driven has been recorded to date in the contest. Last year’s contest averaged 1.64. Hudson Supply & Equipment Co. leads the match, with no accidents during 208,141 miles of operation. 24 in Calvert County Ordered Into Service Special Dispatch to The Star, PRINCE FREDERICK, Md„ April 28—The Calvert County's Selective Service Board yesterday sent 24 registrants to Baltimore for induc tion. The men are: Brady. Thomas Earl. Jett. James H. Dowell, Charles O. O'Dell. Carl E Dowell. William B Garner. Benjamin A. Dowell. Floyd F Barrett, William E. Watson. V. Le Roy Somers. Calwood 8. Ward. Wilbert L.. Jr. Wilkerson, Morris Bowen, George E Humphreys. John E. Williams. Sanford A. Tettimer, William A. Matteson, Harold M Cochran. Milfred Lee Bowen. Julius O'Neal Sheckells. J. A.. Jr. Dodson. Sherman W. Fowler. Robert D Buck. John L* Roy Tarmon, John AtweM Faulkner. J. F., Jr. Takoma Park Dog Owner Fined on Quarantine Charge Harry Stock, 114 West Grant ave nue, Takoma Park, was fined $15 and $2.50 costs by Trial Magistrate Einor Christensen in Takoma Park Police Court yesterday on charges of violating the Montgomery County dog quarantine. Corpl. George Altman of the town police testified that Mr. Stock’s dog had bitten a 12-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl several weeks ago. The officer said that when he went to investigate the case the animal attacked him. Mr. Stock pleaded not guilty. The dog was not rabid. 24 Dog Owners Given $50 Suspended Fines In Quarantine Cases Prince Georges Groups Irked at Method Used In Enforcing Ban Twenty-four persons were given suspended fines of $50 each on charges of violating the Prince Georges County dog quarantine, while one was acquitted in Hyatts ville Police Court yesterday. Resentment over methods used by Dr. John M. Byers, county health officer, in enforcing the ban was expressed by several of the defend ants. A charge by George C. Cook, University Park, member of the price panel of the County Ration Board, that Dr. Byers had ap proached him at his home in a “most ungentlemanly manner” brought ap plause from courtroom spectators. Mr. Cook was one of 14 persons whose fines and costs were sus pended. Others were: T. E. Wayson, G. D. Gardiner and M. H. B. Hoffman, all of Hyatts ville; Mrs. Bessie Reynolds, Brent wood; W. E. Mackey, 6100 block of Landover road; Mrs. Keith B. Lewis, Brookside Manor; Paul Keyser and Francis Glasgow, Green Meadows; Mrs. G. D. Dickerson and Mrs. E. J. O’Connor, Queens Chapel Manor; Gurley Kirkpatrick, Dodge Park; Hugo Du Vail, Riverdale, and Mrs. M. C. Moore, University Park. Ten of the 24 persons, who had their fines suspended, were ordered to Dav $3.50 costs each Thpv aro • Robert F. McLeilan and Mrs. Peter McCluskey, University Park: Mrs. Helen L. Donaldson, Berwyn Heights: Peter A. Grosse, Landover road and Defense highway; Mrs. William Ardeeser, Dodge Park; Mrs. A. W. Follin and Mrs. Margaret Hampshire, Hyattsville; Mrs. W. E. Thrift, Brookside Manor; Mrs. Wini fred Ackman, North Englewood, and Mrs. F. Dillard, Rogers Heights. Trial Magistrate Henry H. O’Neill found Phillips Clark, Hyattsville, not guilty after Mr. Clark testified that he was keeping his dog under ob servation for treatment of dis temper. Dr. Byers warned that all dogs must be kept tied or confined to comply with the quarantine, which is effective until June 15. Approxi mately 85 warrants have been sworn out by Dr. Byers since he started his drive April l to compel observ ance of the ban. Montgomery GOP Women Urged to Redouble Efforts Taking the chair for the first time as president, Mrs. David H. Baldwin yesterday urged members of the Montgomery County Women’s Re publican Club to redouble their ef forts to oust the New Deal in the November elections. She declared the issue was “be tween irresponsible administration and representative government and that only a short time remained in which to work for the election of a new administration. Other officers were elected yester day to complete the slate, with Mrs. Randolph Bishop being chosen first vice president, Mrs. F. S. McFarline, second vice president; Mrs. Dudley Holtman, publicity chairman, and Mrs. F. W. Smith, legislative chair man. The club will be addressed by a Republican of national prominence at its next meeting, May 25, at In land Junior High School. Ex-Serviceman Held In $5,500 Jewel Theft By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, April 28—A dis charged service man who was said to have walked out of a Baltimore pawn shop with a tray of jewelry when the salesman wasn’t looking, was charged yesterday with the larceny of 64 rings valued at $5,500. A trail of diamond bands, some given to waitresses, others lost in East Baltimore barrooms and one put up for a loan of $5 was re ported by police to have led to the man’s arrest. , Meetings on Land Use Proposal Are Called In Montgomery First of Series Will Be Held in Bethesda Tuesday Night The first of a series of public meetings to study the general land use plan of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase community will be held by the Maryland-National Capital Pads and Planning Commission at 8 pjn. Tuesday in the hearing room of the County Building in Bethesda, it was announced today by Lt. Col. E. Brooke Lee, Montgomery County park commissioner. Col. Lee said the planning staff of the commission has made con siderable progress during the last six months with their master plan land use studies for the portion of the regional district located in suburban Montgomery County. These studies are now ready for pre liminary consideration by commis sion members. Residents of the communities af fected will be invited to participate in public study meetings of the pro posed master plan of land use, be cause of its great interest and im portance, the park commissioner stated. Western suburban area resi dents are invited to the meeting, he added. The meeting will include con sideration of the proposed plan for the portion of Wisconsin avenue be tween Bradley boulevard and West ern avenue. Within this area a peti tion for rezoning of the Bergdoll tract is now pending. Attorneys for both the petitioners and the opponents of the Bergdoll petition, as well as the representa tives of the citizens’ associations op posing the petition, have been in vited to the meeting, Col. Lee said. The commission has also issued special invitations to the Committee on Master Plan for County Develop ment and Land Use of the County Advisory Committee on Postwar and County Planning, as well as to civic groups of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase section. The meeting will begin with an explanation by Fred W. Tuemmler, director of planning for the Park and Planning Commission, of the studies and preliminary land use maps. 39 Alexandria Men To Leave for Navy First to Go Since Order Delaying Men Over 26 Thirty-nine Alexandria men, the first to be inducted since the order to delay the calling of men over 26, will leave today for Navy duty. The group, which includes a few volun teer* over 26, consists of 13 fathers and 26 nonfathera. One of the men, Roger Welker, Is one of the city’s Fire Department drivers, who was not deferred de spite the request of Fire Chief James M. Duncan, jr., who said induction of any paid member of the depart ment would create a serious short age. , In addition to Mr. Welker, the father of three, the following mem bers of the group are pre-Pearl Har bor fathers: Williams, A W. Elliott, James M. Post. Donald g. Cooper. Bruce R Sutljard. Oscar R. Kilts, John J }y*lton, Herman L. TaWer. Rollin U. Mundy, H. B„ Jr. Rogers. P. w. B. Lucas, Charles E. Paxton, James B. Nonfathers are: Watson, John R. Payne, Warren R, Dancn, Elmer Poster, Austin B. Stewart. Richard' C. Roland. Edgar T. Butler, Howard C. Gornam, Lewis E. Langford, Aden C. Kuhn, Richard P. Emerson. Douglas L. Morgan. James T. Hottle, Clyde E.. Jr. Wood. Clinton L Hlnken, W T. Jr Kidwell. Alfred S. «noot. Arthur H Meyers, Walter B. Trenary. Elwood G. Lawler, Robert W. Atkins. William D. SaSiiKHi, L. 2 Prisoners May Be Tried In Alexandria Escape Plot Alexandria Commonwealth’s At torney Albert V. Bryan said he will decide today whether two colored prisoners, charged yesterday with attempting to break out of the city jail, will be prosecuted in Corpora tion Court. Police Sergt. Robert H. Cox said the two men. William Samples, 31, of the 900 block of North Alfred street and John Mason, 33, of the 400 block of North Royal street, admitted attempting to saw out of jail. Sergt. Cox said the jailer, J. Christopher Gill, and a night guard became suspicious of the prisoners’ actions Monday night. Police said Samples was sentenced April 7 to three years for robbery and Mason was sentenced Monday to three years for holdup and rob bery and nine months on a larceny :harge. Election Judges Appointed To Mongomery Vacancies nijpumuneius oi judges to serve at the Democratic and Republican primary elections in Montgomery County Monday were announced yesterday by the supervisors of elec tions. They were named to fill vacancies and are: Laytonsville district—Helena M. Charl r»nrJ2ew0C«a • and„ Dillon B. Groves and George W. Howes. Republicans. DemocratU'8 William E. Linthicum, Rockville: First precinct—Lucie G. How ard and Laura E. Belt. Democrats Sec ond precinct—Laura F. Bennett. Repub Ucan- Third precinct—Rose A Dawson and George A. Wilson, Democrats, and Anna R Field and Avo M Merry, Repub licans. Fourth precinct—Howard P. Crist, Ucan°Crat' and WiUiam F- Carter, Repub Colesville: First precinct—Carrie V. Harding, Democrat, and Lucille L. Har man, Republican. Third precinct—Mae H. Kruhm and Christina Boughton, Repub Leans. Darnestown—First precinct, W. Kelly Rice, Democrat, and Maurice S. Ward and Ralph C. Hammann, Republicans; second precinct, Gordon D. Beam, Democrat, and William H. Ward and William T. Schaeffer, Republicans. Bethesda Appointments. Bethesda—First precinct, Marion Taylor and Edwin W. Coherd, Democrats, and Barbara H. Heterick and Theodore W. Kitchin, Republicans; second precinct, Frances B. Du Bots and Dorothy L. Clapp. Democrats: third precinct, Josephine Shoe maker, Fannie Orndorff. Roberta Smali ing, Lillian A Davison and Elbert E. Shannon, Democrats, and Gladys F At wood. Charlotte S. Bortz, W, E Swainson, Louise Martinos and Adele White Smith, Republicans; lourth precinct, John D, Sad ler, Republican, fifth precinct, Doris E. Smoot and Margaret A. O'Connor. Demo crats. and Earl Ingerson. Republican; sixth Precinct, Agnes D. Phelps. Democrat. Eighth precinct, Joseph Owen. Demo crat. and Ralph W. Foster, Republican: ninth precinct. Christine T. Henshaw and Ruth Sheik, Republicans; tenth precinct, Antonio Nasatl. Democrat, and Richard Schreiber, Republican: eleventh precinct. Annie F. Sheiry and Elsie Bailey. Demo crats. and Thelma M Reilly and Helen M. Boyer, Republicans; twelfth preejnet. Caro line F Baldwin. Republican: twentieth precinct. Dorothy N. Bates. Democrat; twenty-first precinct. Anne C. Meloy. Dem ocrat, and Margaret D. Adkins, Republican; twenty-second precinct. Herbert Flynn, Agnes M. Steele and Florence H. Wright. Democrats, and Edith A. Parsons. Repub Olney—First precinct, Stanley W. Moore and Mary Barnsley. Republicans. Gaithersburg—First precinct. Dora F. Hendricks, Republican: second precinct, Isabell H. Reynolds and Charles M. Pope, Democrats. Potomac—William J. Bodine. Democrat, and Louise Watkins and A. D. Hays, Republicans. Barnesville—Carson Ward. Democrat. Wheaton Appointments. Wheaton—First precinct, Dorsey L Thompson and Therman E. Gates, Demo Ma d.hSo fl A Heitmuller and Dorothy M. Rabbitt, Republicans, second precinct, r'pSlsA £ur?11?- Albert ,B Clark, Frances FinFj^'w' T' wkRussell. Magie Colie and Lilhan Berry, Democrats, and Florence m,uF„C0in' F Read and Bessie M. F)lsom. Republicans; third precinct, Mary nmFnUT;aAligaUfu5 H. Rllne' Virginia T. Dillon and Adelaide B. Hoyle, Democrats, ?';d Margaret Lewis. Ethel Wright and Joseph H Herrick, Republicans; fourth precinct, Martha B. Muller, Democrat: fifth precinct, Doralee Smallwood. Frances Earn shaw, Catherine Cutler. Howard W. Pyles, Joseph Sields and Gladys Harvey, Demo crats, and Dorothy D. Prichard, Malinda F. Mehserle. Ida A. Hathaway and Irene Lozen, Republicans; sixth precinct. Ruth Hazel Raines. Democrat, and Vada Gentry, Charles M Overacker, Ellanora Adams, Republicans; seventh precinct. Beatrice H Armstrong. Lewis C. Gabbert and Eliza beth L. Hubbel, Democrats, and Margaret McO. Buckingham. Republican; eighth precinct. Albina 8. Mitchell and Lucille J Davee Democrats, and Viva R. Comstock and Stella N. Kline, Republicans: ninth precinct. Martha W. Aplin, Republican tenth precinct. Hazel George Hazell and Jeanette F. Carey, Republicans; eleventh precinct. Margaret G, Kynett and Florence I. Bassford. Republicans; twelfth precinct, Glayds O. Austensen. Democrat; thirteenth precinct. William N. Roach and Rose Miles. Democrats; fourteenth precinct, Blanche Barron, Democrat, and Emily B Elkins, Republican; twentieth precinct, Elizabeth C Criss. Democrat, and Alfred L. Lillie, Charles L. Greenfield and Mayda Brouner, Republican*; twenty-flrat precinct. La Verne B. Case, Republican: twenty-second precinct Beulah J Cain. Demjprat MODELS AT CANTEEN—Representative Winifred Stanley, Re publican, of New York is made up by Photographer, second class, Newt Jones, U. S. N., former Hollywood make-up man, who assisted models at the Stage Door Canteen benefit yesterday. —Associated Press Photo. Luncheon and Fashion Parade Draw 500 Capital Women $25 a Plate Paid at Canteen Benefit; Wives of High Officials Serve as Models More tnan 500 women paid $5 a plate for ham and potato salad at a Stage Door Canteen benefit yesterday to see wives of generals, ambassadors, Supreme Court jus tices and society leaders model clothes by leading fashion designers. The proceeds reached an esti mated $3,000 when Miss Arlene Francis, radio and stage star, auc tioned off three of the show dresses for $425. The crowd applauded the dresses as they were modeled but were slow to bid. “I’ll have to buy one myself in desperation,” Miss Francis said. She bought the third, a shantung blue suit modeled by Representative Winifred Stanley, Republican, of New York, for $150. One of the six men in the audience, Eugene Rice, bid $125 for a cotton playsuit, and! said he would present it to the model. Miss Nancy Rheem. Lady Dill, wife of St. John Dill, opening the bidding, purchased an afternoon dress designed by Adrian and mod eled by Mrs. Ira Eaker, wife of Gen. Baker, for $150. Mrs. Boettlger Wins Drew. A fourth dress, to be made to order by Hattie Carnegie at a value of $185, was won for $1 in a lottery by Mrs. John Boettlger, daughter of the President and Mrs. Roosevelt. “Mrs. J. Boettlger of the White House,” Miss Francis read from the card she selected from hundreds tossed in a hat box. “That’s a nice address. Who is it?” The audience, including Mrs. Roosevelt, laughed. Several voices explained the identity of the winner. The loudest applause of the ben eflt went to 4-year-old Niyana Pra moj, who modeled a mother-daugh ter combination with her mother, Mme. Seni Pramoj, wife of the Min ister from Thailand. Modeling an evening dress, Baroness Stackelberg came on the stage leading a huge Russian wolfhound. Besides photographers and one husband, the only other men in front of the stage were Marine Staff Sergt. William Frank and Marine Corpl. Allen Buck, stationed by the stage to assist models down the stairs to walk among the audience. Sergt. Frank, returned recently from duty at Guadalcanal, described the assignment as “not bad." Difficulty With Models. The toastmis tress had difficulty getting the models, mainly inexpe rienced, to pirouette on the stage long enough to permit pictures to be taken. “Mrs. Bard,” she called as the wife of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy hurried off the stage, “if you don’t come back 111 have to tell Mr. Bard.” Mrs. Bard returned. Among the other models were Mrs. Hugo Black, wife of the Su preme Court justice; Mrs. Patrick J. Hurley, wife of Gen. Hurley, and her daughter; Mrs. David Hughes, Mrs. Dorothy Vredenberg, secretary Df the National Democratic Commit tee, and Mrs. George Wheeler, 3d. Servicewomen modeling their uni forms in the finale were WAC Lt. Robin Elliott, Ensign Marjorie Hatch, U. S. N. R.; Ensign Kathryn Kumler, Coast Guard, and Marine Lt. Feme Wait. 28 Arlington Men To Report Monday Board No. 1 Calls Fathers in New Group Officials of Arlington County Se lective Service Board No. 1 an nounced today that 28 men will re port Monday at the Naval Induction Center, Richmond. Fathers in the group include Don ald H. Goodwin, Lawrence J. Stamp, Jack Powell, Charles H. Shifflett, Edward J. Bowman, Miles S. Bray, John L. Bryant, Ernest D. Brooks, Guy W. Swarthout, jr., Raymond K. Hollins, Thomas B. Ballard, Malcolm W. Maclay, Theodore R. Gilmore, Raif M. Smith and Wilson C. Tucker. Nonfathers are Howard R. Bitten bender, Harry w. Jones, jr., Dee Claude Ross, Clark W. Speetzen, Charles S. Cousins, Edwin F. Ligon, jr., Richard B. Fisher, Sam B. Crum, Hugh Walter, Robert L. Lear and Robert L. Neveux. Fathers joining the marines are Charles F. MacPherson and Albert T. Sides. Seventeen men from Board No. 1 will report at Fort Meade, Md., on Thursday. Fathers are Douglas K. Walton, William J. Bray and Cecil Muters paugh. Nonfathers are Thad Curry, Calvin L. Nance, Charles F. Ray field, Berkley C. Ball. Maurice D. Lee, Charles J. Lentz, jr., Albert S. Matlack, Donald C. Daly, Carroll G. Miskell, Leroy N. Morley, Jack R. Neal, Frederick H. White, jr., Har vey J. Woods, jr., and Mathew W. Figgins. Dispensaries to Close During Primary Monday The three dispensaries operated by the Montgomery County Liquor Control Board and all of the li censees of the board serving beer and other alcoholic beverages will be closed Monday because of the primary election. Beryl R. English, manager of the board, announced that bars at all clubs may open one hour after the polls are closed at 7 p.m. Surrattsville High Fete Set Miss Nora Desiderro, freshman at the Surrattsville High School, Clin ton, Md., will be crowned May queen at a May Day program, to be held during a student dance at the school beginning at 9:30 o'clock tonight, it was announced. Her maids of honor will be Miss Lillian Keller and Miss Ruth Harvey. ,» Belle Haven Woman To Sponsor Transport Mrs. Clarence J. Robinson of Belle Haven, Fairfax County, is to sponsor the Sirocco, a C-2 transport and cargo ship, which will be launched today at the North Carolina Ship building Co., Wilmington, N. C. Mrs. Robinson is the wife of J. Clarence Robinson, president of the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Hospital and a member of the Vir ginia Port Authority. She will be attended by Miss Mar garet Warwick, 716 Queen street, Alexandria, and by Miss Rebecca East, Alta Vista, Va. The first Sirocco was a clipper ship, built at Baltimore in 1852. Greenbelt Infant Scalded To Death in Bath Dennis M. Holloran, 14-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Holloran. 55-G Ridge road, Green belt, Md., died Wednesday in the Leland Memorial Hospital a few hours after he was scalded while being bathed at his home, Prince Georges County police reported to day. Police said the mother told them she had placed the child in a tub of tepid water in the bathroom, left the room for a moment and the in fant turned on the hot-water faucet. The baby was given emergency treatment at the Greenbelt Medical Center before being taken to the hospital. Fake Native-Made Pipe Cost Yank $75 Sum By the Associated Press. HUMBOLDT, Iowa.—Corpl. Rich ard Schlievert, home from the Southwest Pacific, relates this mer chandising sidelight: An American soldier at Tulagi carved a pipe in his spare time, sold it to a native for $15. The shrewd native displayed it to a second American, who gladly paid $75 for it and still thinks he has a rare piece of native handicraft. Luncheon Planned The Montgomery County Public Health Lay Committee will hold a luncheon Tuesday at Hayden Farms, marking child health day, to be observed Monday in the county. Scouts Plan Minstrel Boy Scout Troop No. 112 will pre sent a minstrel show at 8:30 pm. today and tomorrow in the base ment of Christ Methodist Church, Lee highway and Kentucky street, Arlington. Girl Telb of 'Career' With Hopkins Institute Vice Trial in 5th Day 'Work' During W««k In 1942 Outlined By Witness By NORMAN A. KAHL. A 23-year-old blond today de scribed a three-and-one-half-year career of vice during which her husband lived off her earnings when she testified at the trial of seven women charged with conspiring to violate the Mann Act in connection with operation of the Hopkins In stitute here. The girl, Mrs. Ronnie Stewart, told the jury that on one occasion her husband beat her and gave her a black eye. "Did this incapacitate you for your profession?" she was asked by De fense Attorney Saul Lichtenberg. “Yes," she said. She added that she had to remain out of work for two weeks. Mrs. Stewart said she began her career as a prostitute when she was 18 or 19. Husband Is Waiter. “Did you meet your husband as an ostensibly respectable girl?” Mr. Lichtenberg asked. “I don’t know what you mean,” the witness replied. Mrs. Stewart said her father is in business here. Her husband, she said, is a waiter in a Philadelphia hotel. They have been separated for six or seven months, she testi fied. The witness recalled that during one week at the institute in 1943 she not only entertained men in the establishment in the 2700 block of Connecticut avenue, but was sent out to private homes, apartments and hotels, including the Carlton and Washington. On two occasions, she said, she was sent out to keep dates with men. One such party, she said, was in a Georgetown home. Before going to the institute, she said, she had worked for Florence (Billy) White, one of the defend ants. Assistant united States John W. Fihelly asked whether any money was passed when she filled dates for the institute and the witness replied there was. She said she would keep half of the proceeds. “This work you were doing at the Hopkins Institute, without going into details, was it prostitution?" Mr. Fi helly asked. "Yes," she replied. Names May Be Revealed. Indications that all the names in the Hopkins Institute’s “little blade book” will be thrown open for pub lic inspection appeared, meanwhile, after a Government witness, led on by Defense Attorney M. Edward Buckley, jr„ yesterday came dose to naming names. The three-volume set of records, which have come to be known as “the little black bode," have not yet actually been introduced into the record. They were used, however, by Mr. Buckley to refresh the mem ory of Mildred Powell Carter, first witness for the Government. Meanwhile, Mr. Buckley said that a Cleveland man, who was men tioned by Miss Carter as having taken advantage of the institute’s service on three successive nights in October, 1942, would arrive in Wash ington today or tomorrow. The de fense counsel said a subpoena which had originally been issued for the man’s appearance in court, had been withdrawn to permit him to appear Voluntarily. Reverses Testimony. Miss Carter yesterday astonished the courtroom when she reversed previous testimony implicating two of the defendants with the Cleve land man. After a recess, the wit ness told visiting Justice Arthur Lederle of Detroit, who is hearing the case with a jury of nine men and three women, that she wanted to make a statement. Attorneys were called to the bench where Miss Carter explained that she had been in error when she said the two girls she brought to the Hotel Washington were Ann Henley and Mildred Callis Stevens, also known as Dorothy Callis. In open court, the witness said she was "sor ry for the mistake.” The girls who had been taken to the hotel by her, she said, were not among the de fendants. “When did you realize you were mistaken?” Mr. Fihelly asked. Admits Incorrect Testimony. “When Mr. Buckley was question ing me about the checks. He went so fast. It came to me then. But I just couldn't get it out. I couldn’t talk to Mr. Martino (Vincent Mar tino, Miss Carter’s lawyer).” Asked by Mr. Buckley whether the witness gave the same erroneous testimony before the grand jury which returned the indictments in the Hopkins case, she replied that she did. “Then your testimony before the grand jury was incorrect?” the de fense lawyer asked. “Yes,” the witness said. 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