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WASHINGTON AND VICINITY " MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1944 Ifljg 1 > ; -_ Virginia's Revenues And Costs Increase, Controller Reports Sr the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va„ Dec. 25.—Vir ginia’s revenues continued their up ward trend in November, but ex penditures also registered propor tionate increases, according to the monthly report of Henry G. Gilmer, State Controller. Revenues for the month were $11, 477,766, compared with $8,976,387 for the corresponding month of 1943. Expenditures totaled $11,601,897 compared with $8,592,097 for the same month last year. A payroll tax slump was noted in the report. This item lost more than $500,000 compared with November, 1943, collections. Although the payroll tax has been on the decline for several months, due to slackening in in dustrial employment, the move was gradual up to November. Revenues for the first five months of the fiscal year, July to November, ' were $64,420,555 compared with $48, 114,676 for the corresponding period In 1943. Expenditures were $51. 740,215 compared with $47,230,615 for the 1943 period. Operations of the Alcoholic Bever age Control Board for November re fllected a revenue of $4,829,306 com pared with $2,252,996 in November, 1943. Expenditures by the board were $4,157,054 as compared with $2,446,575 in November, 1943. For the first five months of this fiscal year, ABC receipts were $26, 611.250 of which expenditures were $15.837.465._ Medal of Honor Given For 'Selfless Heroism' By the Associated Press. The Congressional Medal of Honor has been conferred posthumously on an infantryman whose “selfless hero ism and calculated sacrifice” spear headed an attack and saved the lives of scores of comrades. The War Department said the Nation's highest military honor had been given to Staff Sergt. Arthur F. Defranzo of Saugus, Mass., who fell, riddled by German bullets, in the hedgerows of France last June 10. Sergt. Defranzo started out to help a wounded scout. Although wounded by machine-guns and rifles, he reached the scout and carried him back. Ignoring the wound, he again returned to the field and led an advance on the enemy’s position. Hit several more times, “He stag gered a last few yards and as he fell he threw several hand grenades into a machine-gun nest firing on him, destroying the weapon and crew,” the citation said. William 5. Garland Wins Navy Civilian Award William S. Garland. 12 East Lenox street. Chevy Chase, Md., has received the Meritorious Civil ian Service Award from Rear Ad miral Dcwit C. Ramsey. Navy Aeronautics Bu reau chief, for “especially mer itorious” service i n connection with the expan sion of shore es tablishment fa cilities before and during the war. Mr. Garland, a Navy em ploye for the last 37 years, is Connected With W. S. Garland, the maintenance division of the shore establishment group. His “diligent devotion to duty aided greatly in training new personnel during the war years,” the citation said. Mr. Garland, who was recalled to Navy duty two months after his retirement in 1940, is a native of Blddeford, Me. He was graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic In stitute, Troy, N, Y. He was first, employed by the Navy as a chief draftsman in the Bureau of Yards and Docks. Veteran Colored Pilot Dies In Combat Over Austria By th* Asfloeiatfd Pres*. NASHVILLE, Tcnn , Dec. 25 — Capt. William J. Faulkner, jr„ 25, one of the first Negroes to receive a commission in the Army Air Forces, was killed in action over Austria November 7, the War Department informed his parents yesterday. The son of Dr. W. J. Faulkner, dean of Fisk University here, and Mrs. Faulkner, the young officer had completed 56 missions as a fighter pilot and had been awarded the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. A graduate of Morehouse College. Atlanta, he was employed at the Lockheed-Vega Aircraft Corp. in Los Angeles, Calif., prior to entering service in August, 1942. A message from Maj. Gen. N. F. Twining, commanding officer of the 15t,h Air Force, said: "His record compares favorably with those of our finest airmen.” Missing $4,000 Ring Found in Dog's Stomach By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 25.-The dis appearance of a $4,000 diamond ring from the Fifth avenue apartment of Mrs Jean-Pierre Stern was definite ly an •'inside'1 job. The ring, Mrs. Stern told police, vanished from a table in her bed room. Detectives Tom Neary and Walter Walsh found no evidence of a sneak thief. So with Mrs. Stern's two Dobermans, Granga and Beau, at their heels, they made a vain six hour search of closets, drawers, floor and bed. Then, Mr. Walsh fixed a suspi cious eye on the dogs. “You don’t auppose——11 he began. C'mon," said Mr Neary, “we've looked every where else.11 They took the dogs to an animal hospital for a fluoroscopic examina tion. In Granga’s stomach nestled the $4,000 ring. Granga was hustled off to a veterinarian. « $ Gov. Darden 'Hopeful' For Assembly Study Of School Plan-Soon By th* Aswciated Pre««. RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 25.—The $10,500,000-a-year program recom mended by the Denny School Study Commission as a comprehensive six year plan looking toward "a truly efficient public school system” may receive Its Initial consideration at a special session of the General As sembly early next year. Gov. Darden has stated that he is “most hopeful” of presenting the first step of the school program at the special session to be called if the people vote for a constitutional con vention. Such a session may be held within the next three months. The commission recommended that the goals, including better ad ministration and supervision, better teaching talent, higher salaries and expansion of vocational* education, be attained by 1952 on a step-by-step basis. Cost 10 Millions Annually. The ultimate cost was estimated at $10,532,426 annually in State and local funds. Of these additional funds, $6,315,288 would go to teacher salaries. The plan calls for $4,678, 257 to be made available in addi tional‘funds in the 1946-7 budget, the first year of the next legislative biennium. The plan would increase to ap proximately $50,000,000 a year the cost of operating the public free schools. The annual Increase in funds would vary over the six-year period in building up to the $10, 532.426 annual cost. As to raising the money for these additional funds, the commission said its hearings revealed that the people are willing to pay for bet ter schools through increased taxes, even to the extent of .submitting I "to the unpopular sales tax” if necessary. All Groups Asked to Help. Better schools in Virginia, the re-! port said, “are going to take, neces- 1 (sarily, more money, and both the tax levying authorities and tax payers must operate to this end. The commission hopes that all groups in the State—business, farming, la bor, governmental. educational, press, civic, religious, social, fra-! ternal and private citizenship—will go down the line together to make ; possibile the funds for better schools in Virginia.” The commission, which was head- ; ed by Dr. George H. Denny, former president of Washington and Lee University, made an extensive study j of the public schools. It conducted nine public hearings in scattered sections of the State in making what was described as essentially a “self-survey.” Woman Reports Soldier Stole $3,025 in Bonds Mrs. Frank Tanner, 2415 Davis avenue,^Alexandria. Va., reported to police over the week end that a sol- j dier riding with her in a taxicab' stole her suitcase containing $3,025' in War Bonds after the cab arrived at Union Station. Mrs. Tanner, who said the rob bery took place Saturday while she was on her way to Lynchburg, Va.. also reported her suitcase contained gold bracelets worth $200. Meanwhile, police were investi gating the theft of $1,000 worth of silver service reported taken from Mrs. Frederick N. Lippincott, wife of Lt. Lippincott, now serving in Europe. Mrs. Lippincott, who is j living with friends at Cabin John, j Md„ said the silver was taken from the Dorchester Apartment. Maryland Council Asks 'Realism' on Surplus Funds E, the Associated Press. BALTIMORE.—Harry S. Midden dorf of the Maryland Public Ex penditure Council has urged Gov. O'Conor to practice "realism" and “sound business" in handling the State's current surplus of more than $8,000,000. In a letter to Gov. O’Conor Mr. Middendorf said tax rates have been “higher than necessary at this time," and that “war prosperity has ex panded State revenue far in excess of that necessary to operate the State government efficiently." j Mr. Middendorf recommended | that, »o assure a continuation of Maryland’s present sound financial standing after the war, no surplus be used for immediate expenditure. He suggested that a portion of the surplus be returned to the taxpay ers by reduction of State tax rates, and that the balance be devoted to debt reduction or placed in a fund for postwar use. Hyattsville to Draft Annexation Vote Bill Hyattsville* Mayor and City Council will meet in special session at 8 p.m. Friday to draft legisla tion for presentation to next month’s general assembly providing a refer endum to enable residents of Clear wood, Castle Manor and Queens Chapel Manor to vote on annexation to Hyattsville. Many residents of the communi ties, which lie just west of Hyatts ville, have indicated a desire to have the areas become part of the town. If the referendum is authorized by the Legislature, it will be held May 14 in connection with the bi ennial Hyattsville election. THOUSANDS GATHER AT WHITE HOUSE FOR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION—This is a general view of part of the 15,000 persons who gathered on the south lawn of the White House yesterday for the annual National Community Christmas Tree. —--- A-— GOP Congress Chiefs Reject Dewey Plan To State Party Aims By the Associated Pres*. Republican congressional leaders, rejecting a proposal that they join with Gov. Dewey in a statement of party principles, will go their own legislative way. That way, it developed today, will preclude the announcement of any general legislative program for the new' Congress and leave up to se lected individuals the sponsorship of major measures. Then, if all turns out well, the leaders may get together near the close of the next session, sum up what the Republicans have done and announce what they intend to do. Gov. Dewey's proposal that Sen ate and House chieftains join with him in signing now a statement of the party's aims was reported to have been rejected speedily by a group which met in New York. One of those who attended said ■ the principles outlined appeared to; have been taken primarily from the New York Governor's campaign speeches. They were said to have included a general indorsement of the accomplishment of the Dum- j barton Oaks International Security Conference. One of the chief objections to issuing the statement at this time was that the congressional leaders were not in agreement on the de tails of what ought to be said. It might take them a week to sit down and write a document to which all could subscribe, it was argued. There was some thought among the legislators, also, that the prin ciples Gov. Dewey had outlined In-' dorsed too many administration policies. The New York Governor re-1 portedly did not press the issue in the conference, putting aside his own proposal and expressing himself as willing to aid the members of Congress in carrying out their ideas, j While no assignments yet have* been made, the Republican Steer-j lng Committee in the Senate ex-' pects to ask certain Senators to sponsor measures the group thinks ought to be offered from the min ority ranks. Chairman Taft said decisions will be delayed until after the new Congress gets under way. Drive Is Begun to Buy Jefferson's Birthplace ! By the Associated Pres*. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —The Chamber of Commerce launched a campaign yesterday to purchase Chadwell Farm, birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, for a national shrine. The property now Is owned by the estate of the late Downing L. Smith. Foundations of buildings erected In the 18th century by Peterson Jef ferson, father of the American President, were unearthed in 1941. The Chamber of Commerce plans to solicit personal donations In ef forts to raise $50,000, but says if the goal Is not reached by mid-Febru ary the campaign will be broad ened. Blood Donors Swamp Unit, Force Extra Visit By the Associated Press. FORT MEADE, Md.—Swamped by soldier and civilian donors, the Red Cross blood donor unit visiting here has been forced to schedule a return engagement for Thurs day. Nearly 400 volunteers from Army Service Forces units and civilian personnel on the post turned out last week for the blood bank’s visit. Only 165 could be processed. Chow Dog Mistaken for Bear Brings Police on Double Quick Three-year-old Mink is a chowj dog which probably feels that being mistaken for a bear has its draw backs. Mink, owned by Howard Jones of 2910 M street N.W., reported missing recently, was seen by a woman wan dering around the estate of Mrs. Anne Archbold in the 3900 block of Reservoir road N.W. "There’s a bear running around here," she phoned Pvt. C. K. Culver at No. 7 Precinct Police Station. Pvt. Culver contacted the dis patcher. the dispatcher got in touch with the scout car bearing Pvts. 8. P. Smith and E. W. Sabaatian, and they Joined forces with Corpl, Harold R. Hammersley and the hunt was on. * In the meantime, some one had called the Zoo and the keepers made a hurried check of bears. They were all present, so that disposed of one possible clue as to animal’s identity and home. By this time the policemen had gotten close enough to reddish furred Mink to verify that ‘any identification of him with a bear was purely accidental.” They man aged to get word to Mr. Jones that something looking like the dog he had reported missing was wandering around the Archbold estate. Mr. Jones went to the estate and Mink, who never had gone far from home without a member of the family with him, came to his master and the police went back to their beats, the "bear" hunt over. ft Edward Condon, Boy Scout Troop 117, Is shown giving out The Evening star selection 01 Christmas carols to Sergt. Ruth T. Prettier and other WACS among the crowd at the celebration yesterday. —Star Staff Photos. * ..... . Jewish Soldiers Sacrifice Passes, Take Extra Duty By thf As*onatfd Pre*«. PORT MEADE. Md.. Dec. 25.— Many Jewish soldiers at this Army post volunteered today to give up passes and Rssume extra duties so Christian soldiers might celebrate the Christmas holiday. The arrangements, made through the Port Meade Council of Jewish Servicemen, were disclosed by Chap lain Simon H. Shoop of the 6th AGP Regiment. "During the last three years,” the chaplain said, "many Jews in the service sacrificed leaves at the Christmas season to permit their Christian buddies to spend the holi day with their families. In other camps, where, because of military restrictions, few leaves w'ere granted, Jewish men volunteered for KP, sentry and guard duty, relieving Christian soldiers.” Baltimore Lawyer Accepts Court Post By thf Ai>»ocltltd Pm«. ANNAPOLIS, Md, Dec. 25 — Charles Markell, Baltimore lawyer, has accepted appointment by Gov. O’Conor to the reorganized Court of Appeals which will meet Janu ary 8. In announcing Mr. Markell* ac ceptance as the second Baltimore member of the court, Gov, O'Conor said “This most favorable develop ment is of far-reaching significance in that it will bring to our highest court the very best available legal practitioner.” The Baltimore lawyer was among nine city attorney* recommended for the post by the Judiciary Com mittee of the Baltimore Bar As sociation. Mr. Markell, who is 62, was gradu ated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Law 8chool. He has been associated with the Baltimore law firm of Cook <fe Markell for 40 years. He was president of the State Bar Associaiton for the 1941-42 term, j Montgomery Society To Hear Rev. Durkin An address on John Carroll, first Catholic Bishop of Baltimore, by the Rev. Father Joseph T. Durkin, S. J„ of the American history de partment of Georgetown Univer sity, will feature a meeting at 8 pm. Thursday of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to be held in the Bethesda Elementary School. Father Durkin is noted for much research on Maryland’s Catholic lore, particularly concerning the life of Bishop Carroll. Another phase of Catholic history will be covered by Craddock Goins, editor of the Bethesda Journal, who will speak on the life of Betsy Pat terson, the Baltimore girl who was married to Jerome Bonaparte by Bishop Carroll cm Christmas eye. 1803. k 75,000 on White House Lawn Join in Singing of Carols "No, sonny," said the white House policeman to the urchin clutching the leaflet of Christmas carols. "I can't let you up to the house to sing right to the President. But over by that tree you’ll hear his voice in a minute.” The urchin trotted off. The po liceman, stationed on the south lawn between the gaily-decorated tree and the White House itself, re laxed and smiled momentarily. The 22d National Community Christ mas Tree celebration was underway. The 15,000 who jammed through the south gates yesterday made up< the second largest crowd In the long history of the celebration, National Capital Park officials said. The only larger crowd came to see Prime Minister Churchill on Christmas eve two weeks after Pearl Harbor. Roy Scouts Aid Stumblers. The audience not only was larger —Its feet were probably colder than’ any crowd in years, the park officials added. The White House lawn was damp and cold with melted snow. Hundreds were packed outside the gates for many minutes before they were permitted to walk toward the tree In small groups. Hurrying, dozens slipped and fell. Boy Scouts giving out copies of The Evening Star selection of Christmas carols did double duty picking up the stumblers. Prom the south portico of the Runaway Youth Comes Back for Yule Reunion Fifteen-year-old James Wallace Young, jr„ of 128 F street S.E., left home October 8 for a career at the race track, but he didn’t reckon with the ties of home and Christ mas. Laden with gifts for his mother and father and little sister, Irene, 9, “Wally" came home early Satur day "to spend Christmas with the family.” Two days before he came home, the family had received a Christ mas card enclosing $10 to buy gifts. Mrs. Viola Young, his mother, said she left her job as teletype operator at Union Station when James disap peared and returned for the first time yesterday. "I didn’t come home to make you cry," she said Wally told her when he arrived. “I came to be home for Christmas.” The lad said he had been exercising horses at Laurel, Md„ then at Pim lico, and later at a track in Burling ton, N. J. “I guess it’s logical that his fancy should run to horses,” Mrs. Young said, “our family has been interested in them starting with our great grandfather, who had a breeding farm in Kentucky. We’ve taken Wally to the races since he was a baby." k White House, a group of 50 wounded veterans from Walter Reed and about 10 Red Cross workers, guests of Mrs. Roosevelt, heard the United States Marine Band play and then the audience join the chorus of WAVES and seamen from the United States Navy School of Music in singing carols. The significance of the carol singing, Commissioner Guy Mason, presiding officer, said, was its proof that even in wartime America, "faith burns fiercely de spite personal loss." Commissioner Mason figured in the return of a serviceman's 5-year old son to the mother who had lost him in tire surging crowd. Sergt. E. T. Montgomery of the White House force brought weeping Gary Marshall of 3130 Wisconsin avenue N.W. to the front row of the speak ers' stand. Between Introducing Junior Scout Harriet Billings and Life Scout Robert Page to give the greetings of the youth of America, the Commissioner wiped away Gary's tears apd tried to find out his name. Then from the crowd Mrs. Paul Marshall spotted her child and screamed till the Com missioner heard her. A Boy Scout carried Gary—beaming now—back to his mother. President'* Voice Heard. By the time the President s voice was heard by a special line from the White House, the crowd had grown to record proportions for the annual ceremony. Servicemen and chil dren climbed into the branches of trees to see better and were ordered down by grinning police. Fathers lifted children to their shoulders. Several persons too far back to see turned their backs to the stand and held mirrors high above their heads to see the reflection. The Rev Edward G. Latch pro nounced the invocation and the Very Rev. Lawrence J. Shehan, the benediction. Miss Sibyl Baker was chairman of arrangements. Tire tree was hung with ornaments con tributed by school children and dedicated to servicemen. It will remain decorated all this week. Sixth War Loan Drive Hits $20,360,000,000; New Record Certain Secretary of the Treasury Mor genthau's disclosure that the Sixth War Loan drive, aimed at $14,000, 000,000, has hit $20,360,000,000 and is still rising today made it certain the Nation’s first Christmas season’ war loan will be the biggest in its history. The total already is only $291, 000,000 short of the record of $20,651,000,000 piled up in the Fifth War Loan last June and July. The impending new record is made more impressive by the fact that the quota this time was set $2,000,000,000 lower than the $16,000,000,000 quota; of last summer. Mr. Morgenthau told reporters the $5,000,000,000 quota for individual bond buyers has been achieved, with Federal Reserve banks reporting $5,010,000,000 of individuals’ money already on deposit. He said on the basis of preliminary figures it ap peared the important Series E bond quota of $2,500,000,000 will be oversubscribed. "E” Bond Sales 91S>% of Coal. Sales of Series E bonds in the District had risen to $28 175,000 Saturday, or 93.9 per cent of the $30,000,000 quota, the District War Finance Committee reported, after the ‘ bombing’' of Washington Fri day with 100.000 leaflets urging an increase In the purchase of War Bonds. Finders of the numbered card board leaflets were informed that prizes would be awarded those bear ing certain numbers. They are 53531, 62957 and 98501. Possessors of any of these numbers will receive a $25 bond upon presentation at the War Finance Committee office, 452 Wash ington Building. The allocation to Navy personnel of $4,175,000 worth of E bonds was responsible for the Jump in sales, j Committee officials expresed confi |dence that the full quota would be reached in a few days and “meas urably” exceeded when reports through next Saturday are received on January 2, the final accounting 'day. The Navy allotment raised indi vidual sales of bonds In the District to $45,875,000, or 99 7 per cent of the $46,000,000 quota. Total sales were increased to $130,275,000—138.5 per cent of the $94,000,000 quota—while corporation sales totaled $84,400,000, or 175.8 per cent of the $48,000,000 quota. City First In Standings. Washington now Is first In the comparative standings of eight citlPs in the E bond sale contest. Mil waukee, Philadelphia and Pitts burgh follow with quota percentages ' of 89, 81 2 and 79.2, respectively, ac ! cording to latest reports. In Alexandria, War Finance Chair man William T. Coe said the city'! $2,158,000 quota is sure to be ex ceeded by the end of the month. H< j reported figures as of December 15 ; showed that $2,074,697 50. or 9( per cent of tho quota had beer subscribed. Alexandria C. of C. Board To Name Officers Friday The new board of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will meet Friday to elect officers and name a 18th director to serve at large. In balloting for seven vacancies on the board, the following directors have been re-elected: William K. Coakley, incumbent president; Francis H. Fannon, Charles M. Jones, Chester G. Pierce, Howard Richards and Robert G. Whitton, administrator of the Alexandria Hospital. The seventh new direc tor, elected for the first time, Is Charles Pulman, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Child Given Four Months to Live Celebrates His Last Christmas Bs the Associated Press. ROANOKE, Va„ Dec. 25.—Four year-old Billy Wayne Noell today is celebrating what his physician says will be his last Christmas. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard T. Noell, Roanoke, is ill of lymphatic leukemia, and physicians have told his parents that he may be expected to liwe about four months at most. Billy, who celebrated his fourth birthday December 5, began ailing the second week of November. At first he appeared listless, and then it was observed that his neck and face were swelling. Oh November 31 Billy was placed in a hospital, where he remained fen eight days. As his condition became worse, he was returned on Decem ber 15. When it became known what the malady was, he was taken to University Hospital at Charlottes ville Tuesday. There, specialists confirmed the diagnosis, and his parents were told Wednesday that he could not recover. Transfusions, however, might prolong Billy’s life, the doctors said. Mr.. and Mrs. Noell, determined that Billy should enjoy Christmas, after reading newspaper accounts of the similar plight of several other children over the country, arranged a Christmas party for him in his hospital room last Monday. But, with their aon back home, they are planning another and a real Christmas for him Monday. k Fairfax Zoning Board To Hear Applications For Building Changes The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 11 am. Wednesday in the board rooms at Fairfax to consider three applica tions for variances or exceptions of the county zoning ordinance, 8. Cooper Dawson, chairman of the board, announces. Paul A. Jones has filed an applica tion to operate an airport, including the construction of necessary run ways and buildings, on a tract of land on State Road No. 675 at Dif ficult Run, four miles northwest of Vienna, Dranesville district. Max Stein is requesting permis sion to remove a 10-foot front addi tion to a store building to the east side of the building, with a front setback for both main store and addition of not less than 25 feet from the right-of-way line of the Little River pike at Cameron Park subdi vision, Falls Church district. Harry B. Howard has filed applica tion to occupy a second dwelling on Lot No. 22 in River View Heights, Falls Church district, which was erected in ignorance of the zoning ordinance. Health Report. Dr. Nelson Podolnick, Fairfax County health director, reports that 47 cases of communicable disease were listed with the county health department in November, a slight in crease over the previous month. Among the cases reported were 12 of scarlet fever. There were 23 deaths listed during the month and 13 births. The department gave diphtheria immunization treatment to 1.079 school children and vaccinated 82 children against smallpox. At the venereal disease clinics 115 treat ments were given. The sanitation division made 139 inspections of food establishments and obtained 58 improvements. Only one positive case of rabies among dogs was reported in November, the ! lowest in more than two years. __» Fairfax Flyer Leaps To Safety From Plane Capt. Willoughby -N. Offley, son of Col. Edward Offley, U. S. A., retired, of Fairfax, escaped injury last night when he was forced to parachute from his plane near Manassas after he became lost in the fog and his in struments failed. Capt. Offley was en route from Sumter, S. C., to Quantico, where he was to meet his father and his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Offley, who is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Young, also of Fairfax. A sergeant in the plane with Capt. Offley also parachuted safely. His name could not be obtained. After the plane crashed Capt. Of fley found that most of the Christ mas presents he had been carrying in it were undamaged. It was his first parachute jump. $60,000 Offer Approved For Patrick Henry Estate Br ’be Associated Pr*w, RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 25 —Th« Patrick Henry Memorial Founda tions offer of $60,000 for the Red Hill estate of the American pa triot, has been given court approval and the home will be conveyed to j the foundation as soon as sale terma are complied with. The decree was entered in Char lotte County Circuit Court Thurs |day by Judge Joel W. Flood in the settlement of the estate of Mrs. Lucy Gray Harrison, last owner of the 921-acre property located on the Staunton River in Charlotte and Campbell Counties. It was the last home and Is the burial place of Henry. The foundation, which has some of Virginia’s most prominent citl jzens among its trustees, was char tered by the Virginia Corporation [Commission in October for the pur pose of setting up a "perpetual m« j morlal" to Henry, and, in that con nection, for purchasing Red Hill. To Stop Trolley Service FREDERICK, Md (/Pi.—The last trolley on the Middletown-Myers vllle branch of the Hagerstown & Frederick Railway will be operated on January 2, R. Paul Smith, pres ; tdent of the Potomac Edison Co., announced. Buses will replace tha ] streetcars. Daily Rationing ^Reminders Bn l Canned Goods, Etc.—Book No. 4, i blue stamps A-8 through Z-8; A-5 i through Z-5 and A-2 and B-3 good today for 10 points each. Effective at 12:01 am. tomorrow* only Book 4 blue stamps X-5, Y-5, Z-5, A-2 and B-2 are valid Five more blue stamps will be validated January 1. New processed food items go on ration list at midnight tonight. See table on page A-2. Meats, Fats, Etc.—Red stamps A-8 through Z-8 and A-5 through S-5 good today for 10 points each. Effective at 12:01 a m. tomorrow, only Book 4 red stamps Q-5, R-5 and S-5 are valid. Five more red stamps will be validated December 31, the date new items go on the ration list. See table on page A-2. Points for Fats—Your meat dealer will pay two ration points for each pound of waste kitchen fate you turn in. Sugar—Book No. 4 stamps 30 through 34 good for 5 pounds today. Effective at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, only sugar stamp 34 is valid. An other will be validated February 1. Book No. 4 stamp 40 good for 5 pounds for home canning through February 28, 1945. Gasoline—A-14 coupons valid for 4 gallons each through March 21. A-13s have expired, B-4, C-4 and C-5 coupons good for 5 gallons each. Shoes—Airplane stamps 1, 2 and 3 In Book No. 3 good indefinitely for one pair of shoes each. Fuel Oil—Periods one and two cou pons good for 10 gallons each through heating year. Period three > coupons valid January 15. 0\&/ period four and five coupons from last winter good through year. Consumers in this area should not have used more than 33 per cent of their ration as of December 25.