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Resigns in Effort to Quiet Disorders Br thf Associated Press. SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, May 9.—Gen. Maximiliano Her nandez Martinez has resigned as President of the republic of El Salvador, effective today, with *ne announced hope of restoring order to this little country, shaken by a general strike. (A Puerto Rico dispatch said Gen. Martinez would be suc ceeded by the chief justice of the Supreme Court.) An announcement of the Presi dent’s action, made yesterday, said the strike had caused a tense situa tion and he had decided to step down in order to settle matters of state “in a decorous and satisfac tory manner in conformity with na tional interests.” Gen. Martinez's, action was taken Just a little more than a month after his government put down a re volt in which 53 persons were killed and 134 wounded. Later the gov ernment announced the execution of 25 persons. Gen. Martinez succeeded to the presidency of the country when President Arturo Araujo left in De cember, 1931. Six months remain of the six-year term to which he was elected in 1939, El Salvador, a coffee - growing country, has an area of 13,176 square miles and next to Haiti is the smallest of the American re publics. It has a population of 1, 829.800. The fay after the attack on Pearl Harbor El Salvador declared war on Japan and four days later went to war with Germany. Vicar Verifies Story of Vision Of Jesus in Sky (From Yesterday's Last Edition.) By the Associated Press. IPSWICH, England, May 8—The Rev. Harold Godfrey Green, vicar of St. Nicholas’ Church and chaplain 4o British forces, said today he had verified ’’quite definitely” the story of hundreds of Ipswich residents, who said they saw a vision of Jesus end a cross in the sky during an April 27 air-raid alert. "There was scarcely any varia tion—if any—in these accounts,” he said after extensive conversations with residents in this East Angelican coast town. "Hundreds of persons have said they saw the sign clearly.” Nearly 800 townspeople crowded 6t. Nicholas’ Church—which seats only 500—for a sermon on the vision yesterday, when the vicar said: "I have satisfied myself beyond doubt of the authenticity of the vision. I regard the sign as a good omen * • • I did not myself see the sign and for this I am sorry.” The vision was said to have lasted 15 minutes. Federation of Churches Honors Justice Roberts as Layman JUSTICE ROBERTS RECEIVES FEDERATION’S ANNUAL AWARD—Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court (right) re ceives the Washington Federation of Churches’ 1944 annual award plaque as the District’s outstanding Christian layman for the past year from Dr. Oscar F. Blackwelder, chairman of the Award Committee. Dr. John W. Rustin, president of the federation, looks on. —Star Staff Photo. Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts received the 1944 annual award for outstanding work by a District layman last night at the 24th annual meeting of the Wash ington Federation of Churches in the Statler Hotel. In presenting the award, Dr. Oscar F. Blackwelder, chairman of the federation’s Ministers’ Committee on the Annual Award, cited the jurist’s services as senior warden of the St. John's Episcopal Church at Lafay ette Square N.W. Dr. Blackwelder then read the citation to the more than 1,000 persons present. “Owen J. Roberts, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; "Known among us for his service to the commipity through his church; for his stfrport of the wider Christian fellowship; for his con tribution to an ordered society of free nations; for his leadership in the thought and decisions of demo cratic men; for his practice of the Christian ethic in daily life and in highest positions of trust.” The citation was signed by Dr. John W. 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Reissig, executive secretary of the federation, and Dr. Blackwelder. Responds to Honor. Justice Roberts, who obviously was stirred by the presentation, said: “I have never received any honor that I so deeply appreciated and so little deserve. There are thousands In Washington fighting the fight better : than I am. They will not get the | scroll, but will receive their honor in the individual satisfaction of a job well done. I should like to take this honor as a recognition of their work personified in some one selected to represent them. I should also like to be one of those whose daily work and life shows itself in keeping with the teachings of our Master.” Dr. Rustin Re-elected. Justice Roberts is the seventh person to receive the award, which was initiated in 1938. Members of the committee for the 1944 award, in addition to Dr. Blackwelder, were the Rev. Dr. Seth R. Brooks, pastor of the National Memorial Church, and Col. William O. Tufts, 1942 winner. At the federation meeting pre ceding the presentation of the an nual award Dr. Rustin was unani mously re-elected president for the coming year. Other officers re elected were Edward H. De Groot, jr.; the Rev. Halley B. Taylor and Dr. Brooks, vice presidents; Norton M. Little, treasurer, and Maj. Guy Withers, assistant treasurer. Newly elected officers are Miss A. Barbara Wiegand, vice president, to succeed Wilson M. Compton, and the Rev. Luther Holcomb, secretary, to suc ceed Virgil M. Crosby. Department chairmen chosen were the Rev. F. Bland Tucker, so cial welfare; Coleman Jennings, de fense commission; the Rev. Horace E. Cromer, research and church planning, and the Rev. R. K. Nevitt, Christian education. Committee chairmen appointed to posts for the coming year are the Rev. Walter F. Wolf, bowling; Wil bur La Roe, jr., civic affairs; Wilton H. Wallace, conscientious objector; the Rev. Rogin Gould, evangelism; Dudley Holtman, finance; Mrs. H. B. Douglas, House Committee; the Rev. A. J. McCartney, institutions; the Rev. S. Paul Schilling, just and durable peace; Dudley N. Carpenter, !laymen's missionary; the Rev. War ren D. Bowmen, marriage and home; the Rev. Charles Enders, member |churches: the Rev. Howard S. An derson, public meetings; /the Rev. Frederick B. Harris, public relations; | the Rev. Clarence W. Cranford, race relations; the Rev. Seth R. Brooks, rajlio; the Rev. Fred S. Buschmeyer, student work, and the Rev. Edward H. Pruden, World Council of Churches. Dr. Reissig explained the high lights of the 16-page printed report, emphasizing the many-sided in terests of the federation. Noting the change of the federation’s financial condition from the red side of the ledger to the black within the past year, Dr. Reissig pointed out as one of the fine achievements of the year the 1944 Church Guide and Directory, re cently issued by the society. The directory was prepared under the direction of Donald F. Bautz, di rector of the Defense Commission of the churches. Churches Admitted. Dr. Reissig also announced the admission of the following churches into the federation in the last year: Luther Rice Baptist, Pinkney Me morial Episcopal, Cheverly Evan gelical. St. Luke's Lutheran, West over Presbyterian, Mount Bethel Baptist, Ebenezer Methodist, Strauss Memorial Christian, Christ Luther an, St. Luke's Episcopal and Zion Lutheran. The churches were then MIIMWii officially welcomed into the federa tion by Dr. Rustin. A religious quiz program, directed by Dr. Paul Douglass, president of American University, as master of ceremonies, had as its underlying theme the place of Christianity in a practical world and the courses of those interested in the church might take to meet contemporary condi tions. Those participating in the program were Dr. Mordecai John son, president of Howard Univer sity; Charles P. Taft of the State Department. Dr. C. Sverre Norberg, University of Minnesota, and Army Chaplain Donald Stuart. The Rev. Dr. Bernard Braskamp of the Gun ton-Temple Memorial Presbyterian Church, acted as chairman. Other participants in the program were the Rev. Ralph Tabor, pastor of Luther Place Memorial Church, who gave the opening prayer; Dr. Ira S. Ernest, pastor of Memorial United Brethren Church, who read the oath of installation to the new officers, board members of commit tee chairmen, and the Rev. Dr. C. T. Murray, pastor of Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, who gave the con cluding prayer. A fellowship hour and refresh ment period, sponsored by the Young Adult Forum of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, fol lowed the meeting. “Your Hair Does Weed Attention99 YOU, TOO, may decide that you have tolerated an itchy I scalp and dandruff long enough. That you have sacrificed the health of your hair to the point where something must be done before it’s too late. 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