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2 D. C. FLYERS IN BOMBERS FIND MANY WAR THRILLS This is one of a series of stories by a Star war correspondent on District. Maryland and Virginia soldiers taking part in the bombing of Germany. By THOMAS R. HENRY, Star War Correspondent. UNI I ED STATES MEDIUM BOMBER STATION IN ENGLAND . <By Mail > .—Flying on regular medi um bomber missions over some of the hottest tar gets along the 60-called “inva sion coast” is Lt. Louis Di Filippo 23, son of Mr and Mrs. A. Di Filippo. 72 K street N.W. Engineer and waist gunner in the same squad ron and holder of the Distin guished Flying Cross is Staff Sergt. Sylvan P. Stein. 22 - year- bt. in miippo. old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherry Stein, 2737 Devonshire place N.W. They find thrills aplenty in blind take-offs along runways covered with low-lying fog through which the pilot can see only about 300 feet ahead. Then it is necessary to fly about 500 feet through dense fog where it’s impossible to see another plane just a few feet away. Gonzaga Grid Star. Lt. Di Filippo, a Gonzaga football etar and Georgetown University graduate, was called for a.viation training in August, 1942. The worst of his eight missions was over Cher bourg, he says. His plane stayed in intense enemy flak for more than 10 minutes before he could find a hole in the clouds to give them a sight on the target. Most of his mis sions'have been over Hitler’s sup posed rocket launching installations in the Pas de Calais area. too darn close for comfort.” Lucky to Be Gunner. Sergt. Stein thinks he is lucky to be a gunner, because he was six feet one inch tall when examined for! gunnery school. The limit is six feet, but he just shruhk that inch in order to make it. He had ground crew training at Goldsboro, N. C., and B-26 training 1 at the Glenn L. Martin plant in Bal- i timore where the Marauders are made. He almost missed being a i w..- ■- ■■■ -—- - . ■ — gunner again because an appoint ment for Officers’ Candidate School came through while he was here. He rejected it because—after all— he just wanted to be a gunner. He got his wings in May, 1943, at the flexible gunnery school at Fort Myers, Fla., and after operational flight training at Barksdale Field, La., went overseas in September. He now has the Air Medal, awarded early last December; four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Fly ing Cross, presented in March for completion of 25 missions. . Bill Guckeyson Shares In Destroying Nazi Plane Capt. John W. (Bill) Guckeyson, 6705 Forty-sixth street, Chevy Chase, former University of Mary land athletic star, shared the de struction of a Nazi airplane with two other Thunderbolt pilots in a sweep over the continent yesterday, according to an Associated Press dispatch from London. Capt. Guckeyson last week was credited with destroying two grounded German airplanes while escorting Flying Fortresses and Liberators on raids over Europe. According to friends, he previously had shot down two enemy planes in combat. While attending the University of Maryland from 1933 to 1937, Capt. Guckeyson was mentioned on sev eral all-America football teams. He also was active in basket ball, base ball and track at the university. In addition to being named on the all-America soccer team at West Point, from which he was graduated in 1942 as president of his class, Capt. Guckeyson won the West Point horse show, although he had never ridden a horse before he en tered the academy. Fairfax Town Council Adopis $8,798 Budget A budget entailing estimated ex penditures of $8,798.08 for the 1944 45 fiscal year, has been adopted by the Fairfax Town Council. The town tax rate will be $1 on the $100 property valuation. Town Treasurer Walter T. Oliver, fr., said that distribution of the Budget fund is set up as follows; 3eneral fund, $4,399.04; water bond interest fund, $879.81; water bond sinking fund, $879.81, and sewer in terest and debt fund, $2,639.42. Hall to Address Citizens Harry Hall, chief engineer of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, will speak on storm sewers at a meeting of the Cheverly Md.) Citizens' Association at 8 p.m. omorrow at the Cheverly School. 8V2-Foot Giant Loses 20 Lbs. Due to Cut in Restaurant Fate TALL STORY—Star reporter tackles her “biggest assignment’’ with Jack Earle, eight-and-a-half-foot former circus giant, now a traveling salesman. —5tar Staff Photo. Eight-foot 6-inch Jack Earle, be lieved to be the tallest man in the world, has lost 20 pounds since the beginning of the war. due to re duced restaurant portions, butter rationing and traveling. “When my draft board weighed me and classified me as TDB I hit the 341-pound mark. Now it’s down to a mere 321 pounds," the 38-vear old giant said. He hastened to ex plain that TDB stands for “too darned big.” Sitting sideways at the breakfast table, with his incredibly long legs stretched out, he said in an inter view yesterday that he travels "52 weeks a year" in his reconstructed 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 have your paper picked up. 4 car. He has removed the back seat from a two-door sedan, pushed the front seat back and installed an 18-inch extension on the steering column. “Really, it is extremely comfort able,” he said. He has met the problem of sleep ing in average-length beds very simply. He just places two hotel beds end to end and has a 12-foot bed. The former circus attraction said he encountered the greatest trouble with bathtubs and showers. “The showers usually hit me just above the waist, so I stoop down and splash the water over me,” and he demonstrated the method with ges tures. At one time he inquired about a specially built bathtub, but the esti mated cost was so great that ‘‘they told me it w!ould be better to build a swimming pool, which I did." Soft-spoken Jack Earle left the circus five years ago and has been with a wine company of California ever since. He is here on business for a week. Besides his loss of weight, the un married giant feels wartime living hampers him only "because of no ^inlform the girls are not attracted.” • _____ .tv*-. '•/..* 1 WASHINGTON AND VICINITY j WASHINGTON, D. C. SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1944. Drivers Half Cab Service in Alexandria Refuse to Operate Under Rules of Traffic Board Alexandria's taxicab service Is vir tually at a standstill for the second day because of the unwillingness of the Yellow Cab Co. drivers to accept a decision of the Traffic Board call ing for decentralize stands for the 47 vehicles. Joseph Robey, manager of the company, said he had ordered the men to go back to work at midnight and will meet with them at 2 p.m. today to find out why they have not done so. He said he believes that decentral ized stands can operate satisfac torily and will take steps to see that the drivers comply with the orders of the Traffic Board. Stand Permit Revoked, Since January 11, when the City Council revoked the permit for the use of the North St. Asaph stand, temporary extensions have been granted by the Traffic Board in order to give the company time to obtain other locations and install a PBX telephone system, for which War Production Board priorities have been granted. The deadline for use of the St. Asaph street location was reached yesterday when police removed the cab stand sign and started to install parking meters. Drivers refused to work because they claimed it was impossible to receive calls at one location and dispatch from another. At last night’s meeting of the Traffic Board another week’s use of the present stand was granted to avoid public inconvenience until a permanent arrangement can be made. The illness of Maurice Rosenberg, company 'attorney, re sulted in the failure of the company to present applications for decen tralized locations. Temporary Plan Rejected. drivers, however, said they would not work on a temporary basis. Capt. Edgar Sims, police chief and a member of the Traffic Board, said he is holding out for a down town location from which all 47 cabs can be operated. “Constant complaints of residents in the neighborhood of the present stands have demonstrated that it is impossible to grant the drivers what they want without creating a public nuisance,” Capt. Sims said. “I can’t force the cabs to operate, but I believe the Office of Defense Transportation can do something about it.” Maas Urges Preparedness _ * sTcitizefts’ - --Of * military caste is the “best indication of our democratic form of government," Representative Maas, Republican, of Minnesota told 43 graduates of the Bullis School, Silver Spring, at com mencement exercises recently. Representative Maas also warned that after the war "we must prepare ourselves so well that no nation will ever dare to challenge us.” Addresses also were given by John F. Burke, Bay Village, Ohio, class president, and Lowell B. Greenbach, jr., Battle Creek. Mich., class vale dictorian. Lt. Comdr. William F Bullis, president of the Board of Trustees of the school, presented diplomas to the following: Baney, J. V jr. Keoleian. Harry Betts. E Craig Kinney. Clark M. Blurton, C. H.. jr. Knoizen, Arthur Bruner, John W. Kraines. Robert W. Bryant Paul G. Lewis, Charles L. Burckart. John C. Libonatl. Ralph ®uT*te' p Maguire. Russell A. Stokes, c. W . jr. Marion. Robert P. £° awi.JDanLel„A- MbClure. William L. ^■ Edward w. McCluskey. P. M.. Jr. Comstock. M. C. MeyeTson. Dean W. Cowan. John.R. Morlock. w F. jr Croflord. W. N. Perkins. John M. Digges, Reid W. Peters, Hugh Faton, Frederic N. Pullen. John T Pastuca. Salvatore Reynolds, Charleg Fieri P C., jr Scott. Clyde L. Genebach. L. B Jr. Snow. James Grabowsky. Free Van Metre. A. G. Hamlin. David R. Ware. William O. Keityfnkenn?thir W°°d8' Ttl0m» 11 Rockville Selectees Start Naval Training Eleven selectees from RockviUe Draft Board No. 1, six of them fa thers, left yesterday for the Navy recruting station in Baltimore to begin training. They are Russell W. Schwartz back. Cecil Harp. Walter F. Baker. Glenwood D. King. Reuben H. Cole man and Ernest Ausherman, fa thers, and William E. Gonso. jr.; Eugene F. Hankel, Rowland O. Beall George F. Brigham and Bradley L Clark. Marion L, Beach, a father, and Harry H. Fraley, who took their ex aminations with the others, volun teered for immediate induction and reported for duty some time ago. Collage City Sergeant Awarded Air Medal Technical Sergt. Earl F. Moore, whose address is listed as 45 Central avenue, Cottage City, Md.. has been awarded the Air Medal for “merito rious achievement" on flight mis sions in the Southwest Pacific, the Associated Press reported today. The citation read in part: “For meritorious achievement while participating in sustained opera tional flight -missions in the South west Pacific area, during which hostile contact was probable and expected. The courage and devotion to duty displayed during these flights are worthy oi commendation.” Applicants Exceed Quota For Grade 1 Tires L. H. Burch, chairman of the Hyattsville Ration Board, announced today that applications for grade 1 passenger tires are exceeding the available quota, and warned there can be little relief for B bookholders and persons living within reach of transportation lines Mr. Burch explained that when tire quotas are exhausted, applica tions that have not been filled are carried over to the next quota period. In the future, he said, applications will be acted on in accordance with the ability of the applicant to obtain other means Of .transportation. i ! Nearby Counties Give Sasscer, Tydings Edge • Montgomery GOP Picks Pro-Dewey Convention Slate Senator Tydings and Representa tive Sasscer today appeared the overwhelming choice of nearby Maryland Democrats on the basis of nearly complete returns in yester day’s State’s primary elections. With 39 of the 41 prince Georges County precincts reporting, Mr. Sasscer was given 5,212 votes for renomination to Congress from the 5th Maryland district, to 560 for his opponent, Edwin A. Glenn, Momingside Village. Challenged by four opponents for the senatorial nomination, Senator Tydings led his nearest rival by 10 to 1 in Montgomery County, and by at least 15 to 1 in Prince Georges. The veteran Senator, now serving his 17th year, received 5,052 votes in Montgomery County, with Prince Georges County voters giving him 5,087 ballots. Dewey Slate Triumph. In the Montgomery County race between two slates of delegates to the Republican State Convention, the group headed by Commissioner Walter Johnson and pledged to sup port the presidential candidacy of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York appeared the easy winners. In the Prince Georges County Re publican House contest, Mayor John N. Torvestad of Colmar Manor, led his two opponents by a fine ma jority, with 16 of the 41 preceincts reporting. Mr. Torvestad was run-* ning 193 votes to 158 for Mark J. Hammett and, 34 for C. Maurice Weidemeyer. Conceded to be Senator Tydings’ closest rival, Willis R. Jones, Balti more, former deputy attorney gen eral and chairman of the State Cor rection board, received only 411 votes in Montgomery County and 324 in Prince Georges. Mr. Jones had based his campaign on Senator Tydings’ difficulties with the New Deal. The other aspirants for the Dem ocratic senatorial nomination, with their vote in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties, are Charles Baden. Anne Arundel Coun ty. 96 and 154; Vincent F. Long, Baltimore, 32 and 42, and Stephen B. Peddicord, Baltimore, 29 and 60. Lightest Vote Reported. While voters in the two nearby areas gave Senator Tidings an over whelming majority, political ob servers reported one of the lightest votes on record. It was estimated that only from 13 to 14 per cent of the qualified vote turned out. Headed by Mr. Johnson, who polled a total of 1,572 votes with 50 of the 51 Montgomery County pre State conVwrelon and their votes are: Claude A. Odek. 1.252: Oeorge C. Esworthy, 1,153; Francis W. Hill, jr„ 1,247; Katherine F. Reutemanh, 1,081; Ira C. Whitacre, 1,242, and De IXfitf W *7.nr»If 1 U1 Opposing them were John W. Coffman, 971; Romeo W. Horad. 753; Claude V. Hyson, 795; Willard A. King. 820: L. S. Ray, 797; Peter P. Snyder, 864, and Charles H. Squire, 701. Prince Georges Contest. In the Prince Georges contest for seven delegates to the state Repub lican Convention, the slate ap parently will include Mrs. Ethel Babcock, 297; George T. Burroughs, 318; George B. Merrick. 299; A. Les ter Batie, 295; Charles W. Hawkins, 245; Edgar F. Czarra and H. Wilson Spicknall, each 241. Mrs. Cora Pink ney, the eighth candidate, received 227 votes. In the two nearby counties Wen dell L. Willkie, whose withdrawal came too late for his name to be taken from the ballot, received 95 votes from the 16 Prince Georges County precincts and 211 votes from Montgomery County Republicans. The uninstructed delegation polled 1.263 Montgomery County votes and 225 votes in Prince Georges. In the Republican senatorial con test Blanchard Randall, jr., Balti more, polled 1,093 votes in Mont gomery County and 141 in Prince Georges, compared to 326 and 136 for Rives Matthews, Princess Anne newspaper publisher, and 192 and 110 for Paul Robertson, Baltimore. Civic Groups to Meet The Fairlington Civic Association will meet at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Fairlington School auditorium, it was announced today. Speakers will include Harry K. Green. Arlington commissioner of revenue; Dr. Victor Meyers, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Arlington Civic Federation, and J. Maynard Ma gruder. Arlington member of the Virginia House of Delegates. ARLINGTON NURSES’ AIDES GRADUATE—Mrs. R. N. Sutton, chairman of the Arlington County Red Cross Nurses’ Aides, awards diplomas to the first class to graduate in the county at ex ercises last night at Washington-Lee High School. In the picture (left to right) are Mrs. Doro thy Kloman, Mrs. Sutton, Mrs. Benjamin C. Millan and Mrs. W. C. Bauer. —Star Staff Photo. I-♦ - ♦ High School Cafeteria In Alexandria Closed By Health Department Dr. Browne Cites Lack Of Equipment, Supervision Faults as Reasons Improper location, inadequate equipment and faulty supervision have brought the closing of the Parker Gray High School cafeteria by the Alexandria Health Depart ment, Dr. W. A. Brown, city health officer, said today. / The cafeteria in the high school for colored children was ordered closed today until those in charge can demonstrate to the Health De partment that it can be operated in a satisfactory manner. The room in which approximately 300 of the 500 pupils have been eat ing lunch is in the basement adja cent to the girls' lavatory. The win dows are at ground level and cannot be opened because dust and cinders blow in from the lot outside. The ice box, used also by the domestic science department which operates the cafeteria, was found to have a temperature as high as 65 degrees the day it was checked by health inspectors. Lack of sterilizing facilities and an inadequate supply of china and silver resulted in the use of ex tremely dirty dishes, according to Dr. Browne. William H. Pitts, principal of the school, explained that it is impos sible to operate properly under the "SRWSftt*- <*** Mlresulted in closing the Parker Ofay cafeteria «u a routine In spection made monthly in all school cafeterias. While the other schools have been approved, minor changes have been made in many of the lunchrooms by Mrs. Dorothy Basbaugh, cafe teria supervisor, at the suggestion of health inspectors. Baity Rationing Reminders^ Canned Foods, Etc.—Book No. 4, blue stamps A-8 through Q-8 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 Sunday. 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. The fact that lard, short ening and cooking oils have been removed from the ration list does not mean fat collection is less essential. Shoes—Airplane stamps 1 and 2 in Book No. 3 good indefinitely for one pair of shoes each. 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 97 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of May 1. 50 Nurses' Aides Graduate In First Alexandria Class Fifty nurses’ aides were awarded certificates at the Washington-Lee High School last night in the first graduation exercises held by the Arlington County Red Cross Nurses’ Aides Committee. Following an address to the class by C. G. Stoneburner, Mrs. R. N. Sutton, chairman of nurses’ aides, awarded diplomas to the graduates. Those who received diplomas ar|: Campbell. Jane Papaleo, Lena Berger. Shirley Mlllan, Hilda Alc.erman, Raybelle Lupton, Eloise Adkisson, Mrs. C. Long. Penelope Eschbacher. Audrey Withern, Ida Dillon, Ethel Widmann, Beatrice Coleman, Elizabeth Wickersham, K. Kennedy, Teresa Weber. Mildred Hughes, Jane Anne Swope, Theresa Harris. Marie Ross, Harriet Hall. Sarah Morris, June Hall, Gladys Mickey, Margaret Clemens, Eleanor McCoy. Dorothy Chockoway. C. Kloman. Dorothy Bauer. Catherine Kencall. Mimi Bair, Rae Jackson, Anne Woodward, Sylvia Howard. Isabelle Undersood, Edith Hood, Nancy Twardeck. Anne Hicks, Louise Tinkler, Mary Helser, Sudrey Taylor. Ellen Green. Martha Strlckler. Betty J. Ewing, Pay Snyder. Mary B. Edwards. V. L. Siegel, Anita Downey, Alice Plant, Mildred Couleman. A. Kirsh to Be Chairman Of Bus Arbitration New York Attorney Named In Arnold Line Dispute The War Labor Board today an nounced the appointment of Ben jamin Kirsh, New York attorney, as chairman of a three-man arbitra tion board in the dispute between drivers and the Amold Bus Lines. The dispute, which resulted two-day walkout by drivers weeks ago, was certified to the in March after negotiations betweeh the drivers and the company over a bonus payment plan broke down. The WLB said arbitration hear ings will begin at 2 p.m. next Tues day in the Labor Department Build ing. Other members of the Arbitra tion Board are Eli Oliver, represent ing Local 1079 of the AFL Amalga mated Association of Street, Elec tric Railway and Motor Coach Em ployes of America, and Douglas Hatch, Arnold attorney. Mr. Kirsh is co-chairman of the WLB Trucking Commission and served as special assistant to the United States attorney in New York in the prosecution of antitrust cases. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association and is the New York appeal agent for the Selective Service System. O'Conor Names Sherbow To Baltimore Bench By the Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS, May 2.—The new judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City is Joseph Sherbow. general counsel to the Maryland Public Service Commission, whom Gov. O'Conor appointed to fill a vacancy, created by the retirement of Judge Eli Frank. Gov. O’Conor announced Mr. Sherbow’s appointment late yester day, stating the Baltimore lawyer was “the best qualified” for the post. Mr. Sherbow was born in Balti more May 1. 1901. He graduate from the University of Maryland law school in 1922. The late Gov. Ritchie appointed Mr. Sherbow associate judge of the People's Court in 1929, a position the attorney held for six years. Gov. O'Conor named him people’s counsel to the Public Service Commission in 1939 and in 1941 elevated him to general counsel. COXEY SPEAKS ON CAPITOL STEPS-—' General” Jacob Coxey, who was denied the privilege of speaking from the steps of the Capitol 50 years ago, celebrated the anniversary by speaking there yesterday. He is shown (left) shaking hands with Gideon A. Lyon of The Star, who reported the generals undelivered speech of a half century ago. Center background is J. C Duke a friend of the •‘general.’’ (From yesterday’s late editions.) —Star Staff Photo * \ r r Truck Driver Injured When Gas Pumped Info Tank Ignites Fractures Legs in Leap To Loading Platform To Escape Flames Percy D. Mott, 62, of 1720 Prince street, Alexandria, a truck driver for the Rulane Gas Co. of Washington, was injured critically yesterday when gas ignited as it was being pumped into a storage tank at the rear of 1350 South Twenty-eighth street, Arlington, police reported to day. According to police, Mr. Mott frac tured his legs when he jumped from the 10-foot tank on to a concrete platform. He also suffered first, sec ond and third-degree bums on the face, arms and back. He was given first aid by the Arlington Rescue Squad and taken to the Arlington Hospital, where attendants reported his condition was serious. An official of the company said Mr. Mott reported he was pumping liquified petroleum gas into the 1,000-gallon tank when he noticed a leak in a top valve. He climbed onto the tank and was turning off the main valve when the gas ignited. He jumped to the concrete platform and was covered by burning gas. A company spokesman said the tank holds supplies of cooking gas for the Henry G. Shirley and Pickett homes and for other Gov ernment projects in Arlington gas is pumped_ is released. Members of thfc Arlington, Clar endon and Jefferson Fire Depart ments put out the flames, using fog nozzles on the water hoses. Col. Homer W. Jones Gets Legion of Merit Award Col. Homer W. Jones. 1628 Mount Eagle place. Alexandria, was pre sented the Legion of Merit yester day by Lt. Gen. Brehon Somervell, commanding the Army Service Forces, in a ceremony at the Pen tagon. Col. Jones, a member of the Judge Advocate General's Office, rendered valuable services in solving numer ous legal problems connected with the expansion of Army construction activities between December, 1940, and September, 1941. That was the period when hundreds of Army camps were under construction and Col. Jones served as assistant to the engineering branch office of the Quartermaster General. He is now assigned to the Read justment Division of the Army Service Forces. Col. Jones went overseas in 1943 to become Judge Advocate General of the 7th Army, returning in December. Bethesda Child Injured When Struck by Truck Dorothy Myers, 10-year-old daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Myers, 230 Prospect street, Bethesda, was In a critical condition in the Sub urban Hospital of Bethesda today from injuries suffered when she was struck by a truck at Wisconsin ave nue and Langdrum lane, police re ported. Police said the child was injured when she got off a bus and darted into the path of the truck, which was driven by Wesley E. Griffin, 36, of 5005 Baltimore avenue. Bethesda. Hospital attendants said the child suffered a possible fracture of the ankle, fractured ribs and cuts and bruises. • > Spanish Course Planned In Montgomery County William C. Feddeman, supervisor of adult education in Montgomery County, announced today that a new class in conversational Spanish will be started at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Mr. Feddeman said registrations will be held again from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow. The class will meet for six weeks at the same hours each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. A registration fee of $1 will be charged. Registrations also are being held »ach Tuesday and Thursday night for classes in beginning typing and advanced conversational Spanish, Mr. Feddeman said, and on Monday through Saturday for clases in elec tric arc and acetylene welding. Virginia Soon to Offer Whisky From Stock Deal By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va.. May 2.—The First shipment of 20.058 cases of whisky, recently purchased in a itock deal with the American Dis tilling Co., is expected to be on the ihelves of State ABC stores by the tnd of this week or the first of -lext. The liquor arrived at State varehouses of the Alcoholic Bev- ] ‘rage Control Board yesterday. The supply will not have an im- t nediate effect on the ration allow- i ince of one quart a month, ABC ] ifflcials said. j , Town Officials Elected in 13 Nearby Areas Capitol Heights Race High Lights Contests In Maryland Counties A hotly-contested race by 15 can didates for the six seats on the Capitol Heights Town Council high lighted municipal elections yester day in 13 incorporated towns in Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties. Tht Capitol Heights election was featured by the selection of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Acree, town post mistress, as the first woman to serve on the council. Mrs. Acree re ceived 161 votes. The five others elected to the Council are Rollin R. Reno. 187 votes; Thomas Vendemia, 154: George W. Smith, 145; William H Hutson, 100, and James Shipler. 91. The nine defeated candidates are Pnilip Brainin, 53 votes; Harry Evans, jr„ 18; Carles Humes, 80; Robert Z. Hazel, 63; Joe Mulitz, 62; Charles F. O'Connor, 73; Carl Read, 59; Norris Simpson, 43; and Thomas A. Shaw, sr„ 77. Mayor Alfred G. Donn defeated Frank Ripley, 191 to 37, while Mrs. Anna J. Light was elected treasurer with no opposition. Riverdale Ejection. Three other town elections were held in Prince Georges County. They were: H. C. Weeks was re-elected treas urer of Riverdale for a two-year term. In the race for election to the Town Council, Walter B. Ford was re-elected from the first ward. N. G. McKnew from the second ward and E. B. Dunford from the fourth ward, all for two-year terms each. Scattered votes were cast for other candidates. Cheverly. In the Cheverly election Duncan C. Harkin defeated Ernest Maier, incumbent, 90 to 83. for a seat on the Town Council from the first ward. William Link was elected to the council frmn the fourth ward, defeating Maurice A. Hagel, 12 to 5. Town voters also approved a ref erendum calling for the establish ment of a municipal system of trash and garbage collection. The vote was 222 for and 38 against the pro posal. Seat Pleasant. There was no opposition against any of the candidates in the Seat Pleasant election. Van Moreland was re-elected Mayor and J. Theo dore Crown, treasurer. Those named to the Town Council are Antonio Fominaya, William F. Cleary, John Marquette, Joseph A. Wells and James M. Roberts. *2? S“2*nSa*Sffi»i£D",: gomery County, were Mallows: RoekvM«i^§j^.; In Rockville Mayor Douglas M Blandford was re-elected with no opposition. William A. Linthicum. Oliver H. Perry and Frank E. Wil liams were re-elected to the Town Council, while Louis J. Ryan was named to the Council to succeed G. La Mar Kelly, now in the Coast Guard. uaithersburff. William McBain was ?e-elected Mayor of Gaithersburg for a two year term. In a contest for election to the Town Council, Dr. John Mi cuda, incumbent, and Harry C. Perry defeated Samuel B. Briggs for'the two seats on the Council for four year terms each. Dr. Micuda re ceived 67 votes, Mr. Perry, 64, and Mr. Briggs, 51. In addition Charles P. Pox de feated Howard P. Abel, incumbent, 67 to 30, for a two-year term on the council. Garrett Park. Lack of opposition featured the Garrett Park election, with Clyde C. Hall being named Mayor for a two-year term, succeeding Prank L. Weaver, who was not a candidate for re-election. Francis J. Short was elected to the council to All Mr. Hall’s unex pired term, while Clarence L. Buck and Paul V. Johnson were re-elected to the council for two-year terms each. Poolesville. All town commissioners in Pooles ville were re-elected with only scat tered votes for other candidates. The present commissioners are George D. Willard. Joseph Haller. Zachariah M. Compher, G. Robert Gray and Harold B. Brooks, all of whom were elected for one-year terms each. Barnesville. R. Shirley Hays, J. Robert Lil lard and Charles C. Orme were re elected town commissioners of Barnesville with no opposition. Each was named for a two-year term. Lavtonsville. In Lavtonsville, Gover D. Arm strong. Albert R. Hawkins, incum bents, and Roy W. Barber were elected town commissioners for two years each, defeating Thomas W. Stewart, incumbent; Luther C. How ard and Washington W. White. BrookeviUe. The three incumbent town com missioners in Brookeville were re elected with no opposition. They are William P. Jones, Howard T. Craver and Ober W. Dailey. Somerset. Irving M. Day was re-elected u Mayor of Somerset, while John B. Brady was elected to the Town Council to fill one of the two vacan cies. Mrs. Rufus Miles and O. H. dish, were tied for the second va cancy, necessitating a runoff elec tion at a date to be announced later. Mr. Gish was elected to the Council last year to fill the unexpired term of Talbot M. Brewer. Takoma Park. Oliver W. Youngblood was re elected Mayor of Takoma Park for i third term, together with six coun cilmen. who were re-elected for two ^ears each. Members of the council are Judge Herman C. Heffner, Jooseph Martin ind John F. Sided, who have com peted two terms, and Howard V. Hussell and H. J. Carr, who have erved one term each. The sixth nember, Millward C. Taft, has com peted four terms. There was no >pposition to any fil the candidates.