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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.
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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.
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WASHINGTON AND VICINITY
WASHINGTON, D. C.
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SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1944.
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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.
Daily Rationing
^Reminders fin
Canned Foods, Etc.—Book No. 4,
blue stamps A-8 through K-8 good
indefinitely. Blue stamps L-8
through Q-8 valid Monday and
good indefinitely. Each stamp
worth 10 points.
Meats, Fats, Etc.—Book No. 4, red
stamps A-8 through Q-8 good In
definitely. Red stamps R-8 through
T-8 valid May 7. Each stamp
worth 10 points.
Points for Fats—Your meat dealer
will pay two ration points for each
pound of waste kitchen fats you
turn in.
Shoes—Stamp 18 in Book 1 expires
Sunday. Airplane stamp No. 2 in
Book 3 becomes valid Monday and
good indefinitely. Airplane stamp
No. 1 continues good indefinitely.
Sugar—Book No. 4 stamps 30 and 31
valid for 5 pounds indefinitely.
Book No. 4, stamp 40 good for 5
pounds for home canning through
February 28, 1945.
Gasoline—No. 9-A coupons good for
3 gallons through May 8. No. 10-A
coupons become valid May 9. 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 August 31. Consum
ers in this area should not have
used more than 95 per cent of
their total yearly fuel oil ration aa
of April 24.

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