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jpe ffoettittg SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1944. ... OPA Board Members In Prince Georges Get Merit Awards 56 From Upper Marlboro And Hyattsville Honored At Meeting of Civic Clubs Certificates from the Office of Prioe Administration for “meritor ious service in the war effort” were presented yesterday to 56 members of the Hyattsville and Upper Marl boro Ration Boards at a Joint meet ing of the Prince Georges County Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs in Waldrop’s Restaurant, Brentwood. The certificates, presented by Rep resentative Sasscer, Democrat, of Maryland, bore the signatures of President Roosevelt, Chester Bowles, OPA administrator, and Regional Administrator David P. Woolley. Hyattsville board members receiv ing the awards are: Leonard H. Burch, chairman; Sherman H. Hollingsworth, William Duvall, J. C. Longrldge, Charles Ma honey, Ronald Bemford, Glenn Cooper, J. R. Fletcher, George C. Cook, D. J. Shell, T. H. Welsh, Jr., Paul H. Kea, Dwight Galt, G. C. Bowen, Mrs. Louise Gleason, Miss Malda Craig, Edward Czarra, Rol and Berger, Prank M. Ewing, R. Watkins, Mrs. Catherine Reed, M. H. B. Hoffman, G. H. Wells, Mrs. C. P. W. Musebeck, Mrs. C. P. Or ton, Mrs. J. P. Ackerman, Mrs. Gail Hathaway, Mrs. Betty Bashista, Richard Milbourne, A. H. Bender, Perce Wolfe, and L. H. Cheek. Upper Marlboro members award ed certificates are: R. M. Hardy, chairman; John Garner, Henry L. Morris, Bryan M. Pumphrey, Lansdale G. Clagett, J. P. Danner, Samuel H. Wyvill, John A. Coale, Joseph B. Wyvill, Charles L. Wood, Richard Zantzinger, Rich ard G. Magill, P. E. Clark, Wilbur A. James, William T. Davis, George H. Morris, C. N. Hartman, John L. Kelly, Russell Buck, William A. Marr, Michael T. Wyvill, Reeves H. Blandford, Joseph T. Mattingly and T. Van Clagett. Lyman Long of the Rotary Club, which acted as host, was chairman of the program committee. He was assisted by Theodore Dent and Emanuel P. Zalesak. More than 150 attended the meeting, including two OPA officials from Baltimore, Carl T. Lindstrom, State administrative director, and J. William Eggleston, State rationing officer. Martin and Brown Win Awards at Annapolis Football and Track Stars To Get Athletic Prizes Br the Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 23.— Midshipman Benjamin S. Martin, Prospect Park, Pa., today was an nounced the winner of the Thomp son Trophy Cup, presented to the midshipman who has done the most during the year for the promotion of athletics at the Naval Academy. Rear Admiral John R. Beardall, academy superintendent, also an nounced that Midshipman George Cummings Brown, Jr., San Diego, had been awarded the Navy Ath letic Association binoculars for ex celling in general athletics. Brown, 1943 all-America football guard, also has been an outstanding shotputter. Captain of the Navy track team, he won the I. C.-4A discus championship Saturday at Philadelphia. Brown Is commander of the mid shipman regiment and is a member of this year’s graduating class. Martin, who will be gradu ated next year, also has been outstanding in track, as well as on the gridiron. A fast-charging back, he saw action in every game for the Middies, while as a member of the track squad he participated in the broad jump, high jump, discus and shotput and was the high point scorer of the team in the 1943 track season. The awards will be presented at the dress parade June 5, part of the academy June week program. Bowie Colonel Awarded DSM for Depot Work . Col. Lyle M. Shields, Bowie, Md., who formerly commanded a repair depot in the European theater of operations, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal the War Department announced last night. It was from December 16, 1942, to December 3, 1943, that Col. Shields, a general staff officer, es tablished the depot as a “model of efficiency” the citation stated. When he assumed command the aepot was under construction. In a hort time repair shops for various kinds of Army vehicles were in operation. A native of New York, Col. Shields enlisted in the Army in 1914 and was commissioned a lieutenant in the Tank Corps during the World War. He was transferred to the Quartermaster Corps in 1933. Mrs. Katherine Schulze Of Prince Georges Dies Mrs. Katherine E. Schulze, 81, resident of Prince Georges County, Md., for the last 85 years, died yes terday at her home on Metzerott road, near Hyattsville, after a long illness. Bom in Montgomery County, Mrs. Schulze was the widow of Henry W. Schulze. Surviving are five sons, William F„ Albert A., Rudolph H. and Raymond E.. all of Hyattsville, and Everet E. of Silver Spring; five daughters, Miss Lillian E. Schulze and Miss Minnie E. Schulze, both of Hyattsville; Mrs. Teresa E. Mullican, Mrs. Mable McKay and Mrs. Bessie Folsom of Silver Spring. Thirty grandchildren and 20 great-grand children, also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at her residence, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. 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. -* PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY RATIONING WORKERS HON ORED—Representative Sasscer, Democrat, of Maryland as he awarded certificates for meritorious service yesterday to mem bers of the Prince Georges County ration boards. Receiving the awards (left to right) are R. M. Hardy, Marlboro board chair man; Leonard H. Burch, Hyattsville board chairman, and George C. Cook, chairman of the Hyattsville board’s price panel. The awards were made at a joint meeting of the county Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs. —Star Staff Photo. Silver Spring Boy, 15, Dies of Auto Injuries Hurt os Car Hits Pole During Heavy Rainstorm A 15-year-old Silver Spring boy died at Leland Memorial Hospital today of injuries received when the automobile in which he was riding crashed into an electric light pole yesterday on the Baltimore boule vard at Berwyn during a heavy rain, Prince Georges County police re ported. County Policeman Lee Pumphrey said the boy, Dorsey Jones, 15, son of Mrs. Isabella E. Jones, 731 Thayer avenue, Silver Spring, was a passen ger in a car driven by Robert A. Gates, 16, of 524 Dartmouth ave nue, Silver Spring. Young Gates, who was injured, was reported in a “satisfactory” condition by hospital attaches. Officer Pumphrey said the two boys had been swimming at Blue Pond, an abandoned rock quarry near the Government Experimental Farm at Beltsville. Robert said their clothing had been stolen while they were in the water. Robert told the policeman he was blinded by the heavy rain. Officer Pumphrey said the car was owned by Robert’s mother, Mrs, Margaret Brown, who had given the boys permission to use it. Retired Laurel Minister Dies After Brief Illness The Rev. George Rodger Mays, Bl, of Laurel, Md., retired Metho dist minister, died yesterday in Montgomery County General Hos pital after a brief illness. A native of Sulphur Springs, W. Va., the Rev. Mr. Mays attended Morgantown (W. Va.) Theological Seminary. Active in the ministry for 48 years, he served in churches in West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. In 1925 he moved to Laurel where he preached in the Southern Methodist Church for four Pears. He retired 11 years ago. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Southern Methodist Church and will be con ducted by Dr. Horace Cromer, su perintendent >f the East Washing ton district. Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Laurel. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie Palmer Mays, three daughters, Mrs. William Dawson, German town, Md„ Mrs. Calvin Fairall and Mrs. Leslie Thompson, both of Lau rel; one son, George R. Mays, jr., petty officer, second class, in the Navy in the Mediterranean, and four grandchildren. 'Spiritual Lite Mission' Hears Talk by Dr. Jones God is the most important fact in a person’s life, Dr. E. Stanley Jones, Methodist missionary to India here for the “Spiritual Life Mission” campaign, told an audience yester day at Memorial Continental Hall. Taking Voltaire’s phrase “if there is no God we would have to invent one,” Dr. Jones asserted “life would be meaningless and dead” otherwise. The big question, he declared, is “not that there is a God, but what kind of God?” The missionary said God “has shown himself supremely and finally in Christ” and that he is good. He concluded by saying God searches for man as well as man searches for God and that we only have to put ourselves in the way to be found by Him. The mass meetings will be held at 8 p.m. at Memorial Continental Hall each night through Friday. A choir from a District area church will sing preceding each meeting, the Shiloh Baptist Church Choir, di rected by Bessie Patterson, being scheduled for tonight’s gathering. The “School of Prayer,” another feature of the mission, is being held from 3 to 4 p.m. each day through Friday under the guidance of Dr. Glenn Clark, head of the creative living department of MacAlester College. St. Paul, Minn., at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Belvedere Market Denied Meat for 30 Days by OPA Suspension orders, effective June 12, preventing Louis Deckelbaum, proprietor of the Belvedere Market, 1309 M street N.W., from purchasing rationed meat for 30 days, were is sued yesterday after an OPA hear ing on charges that the firm had violated regulations. The proprietor was charged with having purchased 700 pounds of beef from Ira Weill, New York dealer, without surrendering any ration points. It was the same New York wholesaler, mentioned here during similar hearings in connection with Club 400, Fan and Bill’s Restaurant, and the Club Del Rio. John L. Laskey, District OPA en forcement attorney, yesterday cleared up the mystery of Ira Weill, who during recent hearings also has been mentioned as Ira Wijd and Eugene Wild. Instead of being one person, whose name had been mis spelled as believed, Mr. Laskey said Weill and Wild were partners in the New York business. 0 3 Fines Suspended In Dog Law Violations Hyattsville Court Drops 25 Quarantine Cases Three persons were given sus pended fines of $50 each and ordered to pay $3.50 costs on charges of vio lating the Prince Georges County dog quarantine, in Hyattsville Police Court yesterday. * Trial Magistrate Alan Bowie also acquitted four persons on similar charges and dismissed 25 other dog quarantine cases at the request of Assistant State's Attorney Ignatius J. Keane. The three given suspended fines and ordered to pay $3.50 costs each are Mrs. Elsie Dwight and Douglas McCrossin, Hyattsville, and O. W. Lawrence, Brentwood. Charges were dismissed because of insufficient evidence in the cases of J. W. Brining, Mrs. Jennet Wootten, Mrs. Hartley Parker and Pred J. Little, all of Hyattsville. Mr. Keane asked that charges be dismissed in the cases of the 25 charged with violating the quaran tine before April 29. He explained that the regulations under which they were arrested did not become effective until that date, because they were flld late with the clerk of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Approximately 15 other similar cases are expected to be dismissed Thurs day. ■ In one of two other cases, Judge Bowie fined James F. Brown, 36, Berwyn Heights, $50 on a charge of reckless driving, and imposed a $100 suspended fine on a charge of driving while drunk. He also imposed a $50 fine on Linn Hinkel, Colmar Manor, on a charge of selling liquor without a license. Seat Pleasant Pilot Dies In Colorado Air Crash Second Lt. Robert E. Cockrell, 23, of 508 Sixty-eighth street, Seat Pleasant, Md„ was killed April 5 near Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, Colo., when the plane he was piloting made a crash landing and burst into flames, his sis ter, Mrs. Elmer Dorm, has been informed. Five of the crew were killed Instantly when the four - mo tored Liberator crashed. Three others escaped through the It. Cockrell. waist windows. The crew was mak ing its last routine flight in combat training and was scheduled to go overseas in five days, Mrs. Donn said. Lt. Cockrell, a graduate of Central High School, worked in the Post Office and General Accounting Of fice here before he joined the Air Force in 1942. He lived with his sister at the Seat Pleasant address. 300 Girl Cadets Compete In Drills Tomorrow More than 300 girl cadets from Anacostia, Central, Coolidge, Mc Kinley and Roosevelt High Schools will compete at 1 p.m. tomorrow in their first big drill at Central High School stadium. Judges are expected to be United States Marine officers. The girls will march, but wil not carry guns or attempt extended order drill. They will wear blue uniforms with the insignia of their schools. Alumni Group to Meet The Holy Cross Alumni Associa tion of St. Mary’s Academy will hold the last business meeting of the scholastic year at 8 o’clock tonight in the new Academy Building, 2404 Russell road, Alexandria. Members will make final plans for the an nual reunion, June 11. Soldiers Demonstrate Nazi War Weapons At Ordnance Exhibit Descriptions End With Nazi Salute; Others Then Show American Types Eight American soldiers stood on a small platform, each canning a different type of weapon and saluted: “Hell, Hitler." But it was only a part of the Ordnance Department’s exhibit at the "Weapons of War’’ show which opened yesterday on the polo grounds in West Potomac Park. The soldiers were demonstrating cap tured German small arms weapons, each beginning and closing his de tailed description of the gun's opera tion with a Nazi salute. They were followed by another group, this time demonstrating com parable American small arms, the carbine, machine gun, revolver and rocket gun. Two Full Shows Daily. The exhibit, open from 2 to 10 pm. daily until Sunday, has two full "shows” daily, beginning at 4:30 and 8 pm. While the displays may be viewed at all times, demonstra tions and explanations are made only on the scheduled runs. Only one display is demonstrated at a time, so if any one misses a part of the show, he must wait for the next show. The ordnance exhibit, the largest in the show, stars two American war heroes, the Congressional Medal of Honor winners, Lt. Ernest Childers and Technical Sergt. Charles E. "Commando” Kelly. Lt. Childers, 26-year-old Creek Indian, who was cited for knocking out enemy machine-gun nests and capturing an enemy mortar in Italy, demonstrates some of the small arms. He will appear again tonight and tomorrow from 7:30 to 10 pm. Sergt. Kelly, also on hand for the small arms exhibit, will demonstrate the weapons at the same hours on Thursday and Friday nights. The small arms demonstration of enemy guns is even more startling, for the American soldiers not only carry enemy weapons, but wear cap tured Japanese and German uni forms. By way of contrast to the small arms exhibit just across the way stands the giant “Long lorn” ar tillery gun of the American forces. Too, not far away, is the new Army "stratosphere” antiaircraft gun which outranges all existing anti aircraft guns. Jeep and "Volkswagon.’’ Included is the Army jeep, which stands alongside the comparable German “volkswagon.” Camouflaged as it was when cap tured on the African deserts, the volkswagon is a tin-type model of the jeep and was originally designed for public use. The motor is in the rear and the "spare” and the gas tank decorate the front. The moot unusual feature of the German “Jeep” are the wheels, which are made of solid rubbr, lim iting the speed of the vehicle to about 30 miles an hour. The German Tiger tank, largest of the German armored units, is an other of the exhibit’s features, and is compared to the Army’s 60-ton M-6 tank. The Japanese tank is a poor third in the comparison. The exhibit is sponsored by the Army Service Forces, to give the public an opportunity to see the su periority of American weapons and equipment. House Aims at Final Action Today on Simpler Tax Bill By the Associated Press. The House prepared again today to get the tax simplification bill to President Roosevelt for the sig nature that will make it law. It had been planned to do this yesterday, through accepting minor* Senate amendments, but a crowded schedule caused postponement. Chairman Doughton of the Ways and Means Committee announced he would ask the House to accept Senate amendments today. Approved unanimously in the House, and by voice vote in the Senate, the legislation would relieve 30,000,000 wage and salary earners of the requirement of computing Federal tax returns and simplify procedures for the 20,000,pop others. Blood Donor Center darks National 'Smith Week' The formal observance of national “Smith Week" at the District Red Cross Blood Donor Center began yesterday when William Smith, pro duction manager of the Government Printing Office, made his fifth dona tion. There are more Smiths in the United States than persons by any other name, Social Security figures show. A booster of Smith Week is Washingtonian Kate Smith, who gives the observance daily mention on a national broadcast. Blood gifts are accepted at the center, 51 Louisiana avenue N.W. Tuberculosis Unit to Elect The annual meeting of the Alex andria Tuberculosis Association will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Car ter Hall on Prince street. Miss Vir ginia Parsons of the National Tu berculosis Association will speak and officers will be elected. POSITION! FIRE!—American soldiers dressed In captured German uniforms demonstrate the German 2C.M.38 antiaircraft Flakvierling at the opening of the Army Service Forces "Weap ons of War" show yesterday on the polo grounds in West Potomac Park. —8tar Staff Photo. 17 Fairfax Draftees' Appeals Turned Down Three Others Granted Deferments by Board Seventeen registrants with the Fairfax County Selective Service Board, who appealed their 1-/ classifications, lost their appeals in appeal boards’ decisions and three others were granted deferments, the local board announced today. Most of the cases were passed cm by the Appeal Board for the Dis trict of Columbia. The 1-A classifications of the fol lowing registrants were continued: Robert C. Dodd, 23, and Raymond L Dean, 25, toolmakers; Warren C. V, Dame, 25, and Carter L. Saunders, 26, machinists, all employed at the Washington Navy Yard; Gilbert C. Harrell, 33, auto glass installer; Bu ford Day, 21, laborer; Wilbur E. Mc Cullen, jr„ 25, electrician, Washing ton Terminal Co. Harry N. Hayes, 24, warehouse superintendent; Bennie T. Cook, 36, carpenter; Roland E. Heath, 33 guard; Douglas G. Laing, 35, esti mator; Jack P. Barbor, service parts manager; Charles H. Grogan, 18, engineering aide, Naval Research Laboratory; Hobart O. Jackson, 24, milk salesman; Francis S, Spates, 25, milk salesman; James H. Gray, 24, laundry salesman, and Samuel L. Artz, 31, building superintendent. Those receiving deferments were Irving Washington, 35, father of six children, and Horace F. Baxter, 26, auto hiechanlc, who were given 3-D classifications, and Etienne L. Cloud, 37, milk salesman, who was placed in 2-A. Citizens Council Opposes Renaming of 4 Streets Renaming of four traffic thoroughfares, proposed to the Commissioners last Friday by the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, was opposed last night by the Northwest Council, which has jurisdiction over five of the 10 thoroughfares offered for selection. Urging the Commissioners to re ject the proposal, the council con tended that the present names are well-established and generally sat isfactory, and their alteration “would in no way be beneficial to the residents of the District.” The council asked that the Dis trict Recreation Board clean up un used lots wherever available in or der to provide playground areas. Extension of Connecticut avenue bus service on Saturday evening was asked in a request directed to the Capital Transit Co. Election of officers was postponed until September. All eight member associations were represented at the meeting, held in the home of Charles A. Burmelster, 4650 Broad Branch road N.W. President Owen B. French presided. Stamates Is Absolved In Virginian's Death A coroner’s jury, after 10 minutes of deliberation, yesterday brought in a verdict of justifiable homicide in the case of Paul Stamates, 22, held in connection with the death of Charles W. Turner, 42, of 5934 North Fourteenth street, Arlington, Va. Several witnesses testified that Mr. Turner hit Mr. Stamates Satur day afternoon at the Municipal Fish Wharf before the latter struck a blow. Mr. Turner, it was testified, stag gered back and fell on a slippery concrete loading platform, striking the back of his head, and never recovered consciousness. Virginia Ration Chief Forgets Important Points By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., May 23.—A dis tinguished-looking man approached a Richmond chain store cashier carrying sane jelly and jam. He offered a fid bill as the cash ier said “$2.10,” but appeared start led when she added “and 31 points.’ “But I haven’t got any more points,” he said. “I forgot preserves were rationed.” And back to the shelves he car ried the jars. The buyer was Brig. Oen. J. Ful mer Bright, Richmond District OPA director. The general explained later: “1 just overlooked for the time being that they were rationed—not being used to marketing.” Plans to Be Mapped For Hospital Drive 2 Citizens' Associations Will Meet Tonight To make plans for the member ship drive for the Silver Spring Hospital Association, scheduled to begin June 3, two neighborhood meetings will be held at 8:30 o’clock tonight. Eighty-eight workers from the Pour Comers, North wood Park and Woodmoor Citizens’ Association will meet at the Pour Comers Meth odist Church to arrange for can vassing the community. Berry Clark, chairman of the 11th precinct subscription group, will preside. Speakers will be Pred L. Lutes, chairman erf the Hospital As sociation, and Lee H. Robinson, membership chairman. Residents of Hlllandale will meet at the home of Mrs. W. E. Stangen berg, Sweetbriar parkway, to make plans for the drive. For the same purpose, a special meeting of the Woodside Knolls Citizens’ Association has been called for 8 p.m. Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McKinley. The Construction Board of Trus tees of the Hospital Association will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Dis pensary Building to hear reports of several committees recently ap pointed to help speed construction of the hospital. A proposal to utilize the services of an out-of-town firm to make a survey and recommendations for the hospital will be presented. Mr. Lutes said yesterday that the firm has offered to make the study free. 2 in Montgomery Treated After Rabid Dog's Attacks A 16-year-old Montgomery County girl and her uncle were taking the Pasteur treatment today after at tacks yesterday and Saturday by the family’s pet dog, a cocker spaniel. County Policeman C. C. Mann said Marion A. Cornwell, 16. daughter of Mrs. Harriett Cornwell of Quince Orchard was bitten yesterday when she attempted to tie up the dog. Her uncle, Robert Cornwell, had been bitten Saturday by the same dog. Officer Mann said an hour-and-et* half after the attack on the girl the dog was killed 5 miles from the Cornwell home by Mack Thrift, jr., of Travilah. He said tests at the University of Maryland revealed the dog was rabid. The two victims began receiving the Pasteur treat ment immediately. I Officials Map Plans for Citizens' Groups to Aid Drive on Rats sifted their campaign to rid the city of rats when they met today to map plans for participation of citi zens’ associations and other civic groups in the rodent-control pro gram. Ambrose P. Bell, District Health Engineer, and Maj. William H. Cary, jr„ acting director of the Bureau of Sanitation, concluded details in the program which will rely on citizen volunteers to make a comprehensive block-to-block survey of the city and participate in the distribution of poison bait. The Federation of Citizens’ As sociations, composed of 69 member groups, and the Federation of Civic Associations, composed of colored groups, have pledged their co-opera tion in the drive. At the same time, Mr. Bell issued a list of instructions for homeown ers, detailing methods whereby in dividuals can aid in the campaign. running out mat rats thrive on dirt and garbage. Mr. Bell called on the public to be more careful in disposing of trash and garbage. This is part of the “starve out the rats” plan. Here is Mr. Bell’s expert advice: Store garbage in covered metal containers, store foods in covered containers of glass or metal. Sweep floor and stairways free of bits of food. Store packaged foodstuffs on shelves elevated at least 18 inches from the floor. Keep streets, alleys and backyards free of garbage and refuse. Mr. Bell also has a "don’t list.” Don’t throw refuse out of windows, throw refuse and garbage into the street, alley or yard, mix garbage and refuse, store garbage in un covered paper bags or boxes, store fresh fruits and vegetables in cel lars, leave food for birds and pets where rats can And it, and store useful materials, such as discarded > lumber, at least 18 Inches above the ground. - “Destroying the rats’ food supply, hiding and breeding places is the most effective way of getting rid of rats living in areas surrounding your places of business or homes,” Mr. Bell declared. Here are things you can do to “build the rats out.” Keep the entire house free of rubbish. Store wood and food, es pecially in cellars, on platforms at least 18 inches off the floor. Check all doors and windows to be certain they fit tightly. Cover all openable windows to be certain they fit tightly. Cover all openable windows and door openings at ground level with heavy wire screen. Pill in all holes around pipes and wires. Use odors disagreeable to rats as napth olene, linseed oil or oil of winter green and peppermint. Use pow dered sulphur or lime to keep rats away. There is another list of "don’ts.” Don’t feel that ratproofing is the other person’s job. Don’t neglect to fix broken windows, tom screening or ill-fitting doors. Don’t feel that much money need be spent—many materials cost only a few cents, such as plaster, glass, brick, concrete and wire. A tin can beaten flat will often do to cover holes and prevent the entrance of rats. Mr. Bell listed instructions on how to kill rats in the house. First, try to find the holes rats use to enter the house. Plug them up with cement or cover them with metal flashing. Set several traps at a time with several different kinds of bait as meat, fish or vegetables. The traps should be set against a wall where rats usually pass. Bait should be made with red squill rat poison. The poison can be obtained free at the Polk School, Seventh and P streets N.W. between 8 a.m. and noon on weekdays. Exchange of Liquor Ration Books Urged Lawler Warns Virginians Of May 29 Deadline A plea to holders of Virginia liq uor ration books to exchange them for new ones before the May 29 deadline, has been made by E. E. Lawler, Jr, supervisor of stores for the Northern Virginia area. Mr. Lawler said that on May 15 when a month and a half of the two-month renewal period had ex pired, cmly one-fourth of the North ern Virginia registrants had ex changed their books. The offer of a bonus of one-fifth of whisky to holders of new books, however, jumped the number to about one half of the total registrants in both Alexandria and Arlington in a week. Additional personnel has been added to the ABC staffs for ex change of books, and special offices set up in Arlington at 3000 Wilson boulevard, and in Alexandria at 400 Cameron street. On May 29 these offices will be closed and thereafter books will have to be exchanged at the regu lar offices at the time new books are being issued by a limited staff. Reg istrations and exchanges will then be made in Arlington at 3008 Wil son boulevard, and in Alexandria at 1800 King street. Persons who have been waiting until June 1 to secure books for the first time may register at those lo cations after that date. In addi tion to new registrants, new books will be issued to persons who have lost their ration coupons, or whose books have been confiscated be cause of misuse. 'Career Programs' Set Up At Washington College By the Associated Press. CHESTERTOWN, Md„ May 23.— Students will choose careers rather than courses when they enter Wash ington College next fall, Dean Fred erick G. Livingood announced yes terday, explaining that programs of study for each of 17 careers had been set up. » Dean Livingood, who said the col lege’s academic setup had been gen erally reorganized, listed among the career programs dentistry, chem istry, engineering, Government serv ice, high school teaching, home making, journalism, law, library science, medicine, nursing, optom etry, social work, business adminis tration, laboratory technique, eco nomics and the ministry. Courses have been chosen for each career program with the idea of giving the student a foundation in the humanities—cultural subjects —and intensified study on a limited group of subjects directly related to the career. Dean Livingood said. To facilitate operation, the col lege has been divided into two lev els, lower and upper, each normally of two years’ duration. Cherrydale Citizens Pick School Board Candidate The Cherrydale Citizens’ Associa tion last night endorsed Mrs. Dallas W. Smythe as the candidate to the Board of Education to be appointed in June. W. P. Parramore. chairman of the Post Office Committee, reported that a site had been found for the Fed eral Post Office the group had asked for instead of the commercial post office they now have. If they have the facilities the Government will grant the request, it was said. A letter will be sent of the Board of Education pointing to the need of fireproofing the ' grade school, which is now reported to be a “fire hazard.” D. E. Bozman was elected secre tary to succeed Mrs. Percy A. Crit tenden, who resigned. Fairfax Zoning Board Approves Garage The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals yesterday granted the application of Marcus J. Bles for permission to erect a private ga rage with less setbacks than required by the county zoning ordinance. The garage will be west of Road No. 684, near Odrick’s Corner, Providence district. The board failed to act on the ap plication of James G. Bennett, who sought permission to erect a store building, restaurant and post office I on the site of a building near Merri fleld recently destroyed by fire. The board’s action was based on lack of jurisdiction, as the land in question must be rezoned by the County Board of Supervisors. Committeeman Post At Slake in Maryland GOP Convention Fight Expected Between Tait-McKeldm Group And Robertson Faction By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, May 23.—Maryland Republican leaden put the finishing touches on plans for the State con vention here today amid conflicting predictions that: The session will be little mors than “routine,” and that it will bs the scene of one of the hottest fac tional fights in the party’s history, with the prise being the post of national committeeman. The bub of the battle. If any, will be selection of delegates to tbs Na tional Convention, since the dele gates, in turn, name the national committeeman. f Robertson Leads Insurgents. A group headed by State Central Committee Chairman Galen L. Tait and Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin of Baltimore is expected to contest the Issue with an Insurgent faction headed by Paul Robertson, chair man of the Baltimore City Central Committee and unsuccessful candi date for the party’s senatorial nomi nation at the recent primary. Former Senator O. E, Weller, 83, of Baltimore, who has held the na tional committeeman post sines 1835, cleared the decks for action when he announced that he would not seek re-election because of his age. France Reported Tait Choice. ■ Supporters of Mr. Robertson con tend that party harmony in the general elections can be obtained only by his election as national com mitteeman. The choice of the Tait McKeldin faction is reported-to be Jacob Prance, industrialist and oil man. Other convention business win be formal nomination of Blanchard Randall as the party’s candidate for the Senate and recording the vote ’ on whether to send the delegation | to the national convention in ’ structed to vote for Gov. Thomas E. • Dewey of New York for the presi r dential nomination or send it unin structed. 5 . Two Awaiting Trial In Delinquency Case Men Held at Alexandria; Girl, 17, Is Involved Two carnival employes, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a 17-year-old Alexandria girt, awaited an Alexandria Police Court hearing tomorrow after their arrest yesterday by Maryland State polic* near Savage, Md. The two men, being held at the Alexandria jail on $1,000 bond each, were identified as Jerry s. Aecardi, 26, and Pasquale N. Dalesandro, 30, both of Elizabeth, N. J. Alexandria Detective Sergt. Rus sell Hawes said the two men were employed by a carnival which played in the city from May 2 through May 6. He said the girl was re ported missing by her parents the day after the show left town. Maryland police said the men and the girl were picked up by Sergt. John Doud yesterday afternoon near Savage after a general radio lookout had been broadcast. , Maryland police quoted Accardl and Dalesandro as saying they were on their way to rejoin the carnival at Trenton, N. J., when they were arrested. New Officers Are Installed By Virginia Odd Fellows By the Associated Press. ROANOKE, Va„ May 23.—Patri archs militant of Virginia last night Installed Brig. Gen. Gordon E. Childs, Danville, departmental com mander during sessions of the an nual convention of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Also installed were Col. T. Paul Ragon, Lorton, vice commander; Maj. H. M. Ball, Schoolfleld, ad jutant; Maj. C. W. Robinson, War renton, quartermaster; Maj. B. F. Ginther, Brookneal, chaplain; Col. R. W. Bailey, Richmond, officer of the day; Lt. CoL F. A. Hovey, Fred ericksburg, officer of the guard; Maj. T. L. Henderson, Portsmouth, sen tinel; Sergt. B. B. Byers, Falls Church, pickett; Capt. H. M. Mills, Falls Church, and Capt. E. C. Bond, Newport News, aides. Roland C. Craig, Abingdon, was sleeted grand patriarch, succeeding Z. B. Johnston, Brookneal, during the grand encampment. Daily Rationing ^RemindersSrk Canned Foods, Etc.—Book No. 4, blue stamps A-8 through Q-8 good Indefinitely. Each stamp worth 10 points. Meats, Fats, Etc.—All meats except beef steaks and roast beef now point - free. Red stamps A-8 through T-8 continue good indefi nitely for 10 points each. Until further notice, three red stamps will be validated every four weeks instead of every two weeks. 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 9 pounds for home canning through February 28, 1945. Gasoline—No. 10-A coupons now good for 3 gallons each through August 8. 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 99 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration &a of May 22.