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Over There With Men From Here
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.
Star War Correspondent.
. <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
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.
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
“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
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
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.”

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TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1944.
Drivers Half
Cab Service in
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
_ *
- --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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
Canned Foods, Etc.—Book No. 4,
blue stamps A-8 through Q-8 good
indefinitely. Each stamp worth 10
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
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
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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
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
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
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 ]
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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gomery County, were Mallows:
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.

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