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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1945. i: ’-/V -• . f .*;» : f . - r . Wh raj® i' /- • . Tuck Is Victor, Fenwick Leads In Virginia Poll Collins 1,897 Votes Behind With 305 Precincts Still Out William M. Tuck, South Bos ton, backed by the organization headed by Virginia’s Senator Byrd, appeared the overwhelm ing choice of Virginia Democrats today for the nomination as Governor. Mr. Tuck, who took an early lead over his opponent, Moss A. Plunkett, Roanoke attorney in yesterday’s balloting, had piled up a better than two-to-one lead with 80 per cent of the State’s precincts reporting. The vote was very light. With 805 precincts out, the vote totaled about 125,000, compared with nearly 600,000 in the 1944 presidential elec tion. In the three-cornered race for Lieutenant Governor, Charles R. Fenwick, Arlington, had a 1,897-vote lead over his principal opponent, L. Preston Collins, Marion, while Leonard Muse, Roanoke, trailed the ticket. With 1,410 of the State’s 1,715 precincts reporting, Mr. Fen wick had 48,411 votes to 46,514 for Mr. Collins. Mr. Muse received 30,314 votes. Lynch Beats McCandlish. Among the nearby oontests for House of Delegates, Edwin Lynch, Annandale, defeated Lt. RobertJ. McClandllsh, incumbent, by a vote of 1,203 to 851 for the Fairfax Coun ty seat, while in Loudoun County Stilson H. Hall polled 1,467 votes to 365 for Mrs. Nellie O. Fletcher. Alexandrians, voting on a refer endum to decide on an elected or appointed Juvenile Court judge, chose the former by a vote of 1,296 to 1,238, a margin of only 58 votes. W. Selden Washington, incumbent, was unopposed for member of the House. In Arlington County, J. Maynard Magruder and George Damm, un opposed for the House nominations, received 3,355 and 2,864 votes, re spectively, while Basil M. DeLash mutt, unopposed candidate for County Board, received 3,280 votes. One of the lightest votes in the State was counted in Prince William County where only 593 ballots were oast in the county’s 17 precincts. The returns gave Mr. Tuck 518 to 75 for Mr. Plunkett, while in the Lieutenant Governor race Mr. Fen wick polled 492 to 68 for Mr. Collins and 24 for Mr. Muse. School Groups Opposed McCandiish. Lt. McCandiish, whose defeat had been anticipated by political observ ers, had won the animosity of Fair fax school groups through his op position, in the last session of the Legislature, to increased school ap propriations. He also lost the sup port of new residents of the county by sponsoring a bill in the 1944 ses sion which would have required a new resident to declare his intention to become a State citizen 12 months prior to becoming eligible to vote. This was considered as a move to further restrict voting rights in the State. Fenwick Carries Nearby Areas. In the contests for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the nearby areas gave an overwhelming ma jority to Mr. Tuck and to Mr. Fen wick. In Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax, Mr. Tuck polled 1,524, 2,782 and 1,255 respectively, compared to 952, 750 and 809 for Mr. Plunkett. Early in the count, Mr. Fenwick swept ahead to take a Statewide lead over Mr. Collins, but this early margin was narrowed as additional returns came in and the outcome was still undecided early today. In his home county Mr. Fenwick received 2,870 votes to 434 for Mr. Collins, while in Alexandria the. vote was 1,653 to 360 and in Fair fax 1,265 to 518. In Loudoun County Mr. Fenwick received 972 votes to 230 for Mr. Collins. Cell Ins Leads in Eighth District. According to incomplete returns, with 158 of the 217 precincts re porting, Mr. Fenwick failed to carry the eighth district, his home dis trict. Early returns in this district gave Mr. Collins 11,473 to 9,716 for Mr. Fenwick. Incomplete returns also indicated that Mr. Collins had lost his home district. With 109 of the 249 pre cincts reporting, Mr. Fenwick had 2,412 votes in the ninth district to 1,872 for Mr. Collins. Throughout Northern Virginia the vote was extremely light. In Alex andria little more than 2,000 of the city’s 13,000 qualified voters bal loted, while in Arlington the total vote was about 3,500, and in Fair fax about 2,064. Tuck Promises Action. Receiving the returns at his South Boston home, Mr. Tuck said the vote indicated that the people of Virginia wanted him to translate his cam paign promises into action. The Democratic candidate, who is an attorney and owner of a 700-acre farm, said he would keep the State free of debt and would supply great er State support for education, health, welfare, farm and marketing facilities. He said he also would in crease power and communication facilities in rural areas and would enter into an expansion program of highway building and public works in the postwar era. Mr. Tuck, who tips the scales at better than 230 pounds, was edu cated at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, and at Washington and Lee University, Lexington. He served in the Marine Corps during the World War. * During his legislative career, he has served in the House and Sen ate and as presiding officer of the Senate while Lieutenant Governor. Virginia GOP to Open Campaign Saturday li the Associated Press, BRISTOL, Va., Aug. «.—Virginia Republicans will formally launch their gubernatorial campaign in Bristol Saturday when Senator Ployd Landreth, nominee for Gov ernor, meets with the Ninth District Republican Committee. It win be the first district meet ing since Senator Landreth was nominated at the recent Republican State Convention at Roanoke. A call for the meeting was sent to committee leaders by Robert H. Wood, ninth district chairman and State campaign manager for Sena te Landreth. • jk ' r Tuck, Virginia Nominee, Won His First State Post in 1923 > V:.v •• WILLIAM M. TUCK, CHARLES R. FENWICK, f William M. Tuck, the choice of Virginia Democrats as Governor of the State, became interested in poli tics while a law student at Washing ton and Lee University and followed through in 1&23 by becoming the youngest member of the House of Delegates. A Halifax County attorney and owner of a 700-acre farm, Mr. Tuck tips the scales at better than 230 pounds and possesses the jovial dis position to go with his weight. Born in Halifax in September, 1896, Mr. Tuck attended Chatham Training School, now Hargrave Mili tary Academy and the College of William and Mary before he was graduated from the Washington and Lee Law School in 1921. Dining the World War he served in the Marine Corps, and following the war was first elected to the House,-where he served until his election to the Senate in 1932. He has been Lieutenant Governor and presiding officer of the Senate for the last four years. In the House he served on the Finance and Courts of Justice Com mittees. In the Senate he was chairman of the General Lav/s Com mittee and was a member of the Finance, General Privileges and Elections, Nominations and Inter state Co-operation Committees. Fenwick Made Truck Tax Study. Among the candidates for lieu tenant governor, both Mr. Fenwick, who is a native of Arlington County, and Mr. .Collins, who lives in Ma rion, have served in the House of Delegates. i A patent attorney, Mr. Fenwick was graduated from the University of Virginia and took postgraduate work in law at George Washington University here. He was elected US the House of Delegates in 1940. Mr. Fenwick, an outstanding col lege athlete, is a member of the State Boxing and Wrestling Com mission, the State Board of Educa tion and has served as chairman of the Motor Vehicles Tax Study Com mission. In 1943 Gov, Darden ap pointed him to make a study of Vir ginia’s increasing juvenile delin quency. While a student at the University of Virginia. Mr. Fenwick was on the football, boxing and baseball teams. Following his graduation he remained at the . university to coach freshman football and as an a« EDWIN LYNCH, sistant to Coach "Greasy” Neale. He served with the Tank Corps during the World War, and In 1943 he was commissioned in the Judge Advocate General’s Department and was assigned to a patent royalty board at Wright Field, Ohio, which passes on use of airplane patents in wartime production. Collins in House Since 1936. Mr. Collins, a graduate of Wash ington and Lee University and the Yale Law School, has represented Smyth County in the House since 1936, with the exception of one term. During his service in the House he has been identified with many important legislative acts, includ ing the Social Security program adopted by the State, and has been a member of various important committees. Edwin Lynch, 32, who succeeds Lt. Robert J. McCandlish, jr„ as the Democratic nominee as Fairfax County member of the House of Delegates, is a native of Annandale, where he operates a dairy farm and a real estate*tousiness. Mr. Lynch attended public schools in the county and was graduated from the Lee-Jackson High School. He received a B. S. degree in busi ness administration from Strayer Business College here. Mr. Lynch advocates increased State aid for schools, and tax revi sions to foot the bill. He is married and has two children. Maryland Crop Loss Is Put at $8,000,000 July's heavy rains cost mare than $8,000,000 in Maryland crop losses, Dr. T. B. Symons, extension serv ice director at the University of Maryland, said yesterday. Terming the rainfall “disastrous,” he said that some Eastern Shore farmers were not expected to har vest a single cash crop. The director said the Eastern Shore tomato crop was the worst hit, with losses expected to total at least $4,000,000. The average annual State tomato yield of $10,000,000 was severely set back with a 30 p^r cent cut in Harford County and a 75 per cent cut in Dorchester County was reported. Wheat also was adversely affected, Dr. Symons pointed out, with the crop stacked or uncut in most Maryland fields. The damage has in some measure been offset by the good stands of corn and bay and good pastures. The weather, how ever, must take a turn for the better if farmers are to cut their hay, the director said. Salvaging of Hawaii Mars Expected to Begin Today Py the Associated Press. ROCK HALL, Md„ Aug. 8—Sal vaging of the 72% -ton Hawaii Mars was expected to start today, weather permitting, but the length of time required to raise the huge craft was undetermined pending study of divers’ reports. A portion of the tail assembly was removed from Chesapeake Bay yes terday and returped to the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co. for study. A crew member aboard the flying boat when she crash-landed and sank Sunday said the upper section of the tail assembly’s vertical fin broke away and the ship “began to flutter immediately.’’ ^ Martin engineers said wings and tail fuselage would be severed by acetylene torch under water before the hull was raised by floating crane. Merritt, Chapman and Scott Corp., New York City firm which raised the Normandie altar she caught fire and capsized, was given the salvage job. Attendance Hits 18,000 At Fairfax Playgrounds Total attendance figures for the Fairfax County Playgrounds for the first half of the summer program haw reached the 18,000 mark, ac cording to Robert W. Mavity, man ftffing director ot the Fairfax Coun ty Recreation Association, a sub sidiary of the Fairfax Community Chest. These figures, he said* reveal steady growth in attendance and also show a gnat demand for recre ation and recreational facilities in the county. In most cases play grounds are operating wily three days a week with limited funds re ceived from the Community Chest an$ local sources. Excessive Rainfall Brings on Mosquitoes Excessive rainfall during the last month has created many breeding places for mosquitoes and unless they are eliminated there will be a marked increase in their number, Acting Health Officer George C. Ruhland announced today. Ponds and pools have been formed, basements flooded, roof gutters clogged and window wells filled with water, any one of which may now breed mosquitoes. Dr. Seckinger said. Standing water on private property is the responsibility of the owner, he added. The Health Department, Dr. Seckinger said, does not have the personnel to inspect property regu larly and does not take the re sponsibility for eliminating mos quito-breeding places on private property. Dr. Seckinger advised property owners to drain off standing water if possible. He said roof gutters and window wells should be cl »ned out and all receptacles should be emptied and turned upside down. Standing water which cannot be drained should be oiled every 10 days. Outmoded Ideas Slow Civilization, Educator Says By thr Associated Press. HARRISONBURG, Va„ Aug. 8 — Dr. Edwin McNeill Poteat, president of the Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, N. Y„ asserted yesterday at the 24th annual Bible conference at Massanetta Springs that “civilization is all cluttered up with practices and ideas that have survived long past their social utility.” Dr. Poteat said the business of science is to eliminate useless ideas in order to make room for useful techniques and practices and de clared that socially “we are behind the practice of the laboratory. This, he said, accounts in a great measure for such things as war, which has lost its social usefulness. $6,000 Fire Destroys Building Material Fire of undetermined origin lest night destroyed a warehouse con taining building materials in the 5000 Mock of Livingston road, Oxon Hill, Md., causing damage estimated by firemen at $6,000. Ray Campbell, chief of the Oxon Hill Volunteer Fire Department, said the Maze was out of control when his company arrived. He said firemen fought the flames for three hours to prevent theth from spreading to nearby homes. Cruise to Feature Contest A moonlight cruise, sponsored by the Clarendon Volunteer Fire De partment and featuring a Jitterbug contest, will be held September 7. The S. 8. 'Potomac, chartered by the fire fighters, will leave the Sev enth street and Maine avenue 8.W. wharf at 6:60 pm Planning Group Gets Draft Today Of Fort Drive Early Construction On First Link Expected To Be Started Soon After IS years of planning and buying land for the projected Fort drive to link the historic Civil War fortifications encircling Washing ton, announcement was made today that the construction of the first unit, crossing Rock Creek Park, is approaching realization. Preliminary plans for this vital link in the extensive driveway sys tem are in process of being drafted, it was said, and Will be presented this afternoon at the monthly meeting of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The proposed link in the Fort drive would start from Oregon ave nue on the west side of Rook Creek Park and terminate at Thirteenth street in a general location close to Military road. The Fort drive was put on the master-plan of N. C. P. P. C. in 1930 and since then practi cally all of the land for it has been ^acquired. co-operate on Flans. Capt. H. C. Whitehurst. District director of highways and the Na tional Park Service have co-oper ated in the planning and Capt. Whitehurst’s plans for the link across the park are being whipped into final shape. The Fort drive was conceived in connection with the planning of the George Washington Memorial Park way. It will extend eventually from the Potomac River above George town, where Nebraska avenue “touches the river,” officials said, circling the city to Shepherd's Land ing below Anacostia. The Planning Commission moved its monthly session up one day and expects to conclude it this afternoon Plans will be initiated, it was said, to develop a comprehensive pro gram for the Washington water front, as authorized in the rivers and harbors bill approved March 2. Public Hearings Planned. John Nolen, jr., director of plan ning, will present a request from Col. John M. Johnson, United States District engineer, for an "expres sion of views” on the somewhat elaborate project. Public hearings will be held soon by the District Engineer Office, it was said. Original plans for improvement of the Washington water front were made lo years ago and already a number of commercial changes have been made. The newly authorized study calls for a preliminary exam ination and survey of conditions in the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and “adjacent waters,” with a view to co-ordinating a comprehensive plan for the development of such waters and shores. Planning offi cials said improvements for com mercial uses would be segregated in the study, which also would con sider removal of channel obstruc tions. For recreational purposes, the study would include such things as race courses, picnic grounds along the water fronts and possible sea plane bases. Also under consideration today will be a suggested amendment to the local radio mast regulations, to permit the use of other types of high-frequency radio transmission and reception in addition to tele vision and frequency modulation. At present the regulations refer specifically to television and F. M. and planning officials said the amendment will present no new problem. Report en Television. Mr. Nolen qiso will report today on the recent hearingr. on applica tions for erection of television tow ers before the Board of Zoning Adjustment. A decision on these applications may be expected any day. The Planning Commission is in favpr of erecting the towers. Questions involving possible use of the grounds of the Emery estate on Georgia avenue for playground purposes, as well as the grounds of the Industrial Home School on Wis consin avenue, if and when the school should be moved to some other section. A committee of the Brightwood Citizens’ Associa tion will be heard in connection with plans for the disposal of the Emery estate, a privately owned property. Thomas C. Jeffers, landscape ar chitect, has made an inspection of the grounds of the Greenbelt Res ervation, a part of which may be disposed of by the Government. He will submit a plan for incorporating the area that is to be retained into the regional park system now being projected as a postwar project. Highway Problem Up. The question of whether a bus line should be allowed* to operate on the new Suitland Parkway, also will come up. Harry Thompson, as sistant superintendent of the Na tional Capital Parks Office, will be heard on the proposal. Planning officials said additional transporta tion facilities to take care of Census Bureau employes no doubt were needed. The Suitland Parkway is a restricted thoroughfare like the Mount Vernon Memorial Boulevard but buses have been allowed to op erate on the latter. Mr. Wehrly will submit a prelim, inary report on the long-range study being made for regional thorough fare planning in the Washington metropolitan area. The plan will be used for the appraisal of cur rent projects as they come up, such as the development of major streets and arterial highways in the metro politan area. Similar plans for New York City, Chicago, Toledo, Cleveland and other cities have been under study by the local Planning Commission in this connection. Farmer Gets First Jeep Sold in This Area Hie first Jeep to be sold toxa civilian in this area is now in use on the 3,000-acre farm of Russell M. Arundel. The Mains, Va. Mr. Arundel purchased the Jeep yesterday from a Washington dealer dor $1,533. It has all necessary equipment for tractor use and sta tionary power application and is classified as a trade. Although Mr. Arundel could not be reached today, his wife said he could find many uses for the Jeep on the farm. • ‘ ... * ' ‘ ” I ( ■ r ' v Doctor Who Rescued Boy From Dead Mothers Arms in Manila Wins Permission for Adoption Long Search Finds Grandmother Who Waives Claim to Boy Dr. Ricardo Sabella hopes he has found a home at last for the little boy who bears the name of an American soldier and looks like his Filipino mother. It Isn’t, however, the home Dr. Sabella had in mind when he lifted 4-year-old Anthony from his dead mother’s arms and escaped from Manila in the last days of Jap resistance. Dr. Sabella. a veteran of the last war who holds degrees from three universities here, knew that some where in this country was the mother of a sergeant captured on Bataan. Somehow, he was going to find that mother and offer the boy into her keeping until the soldier was liberated. The Doctor’s Story. This is Dr. Sabella's story of the beginning and—he hopes— the end of that quest: Dr. Sabella was a foreign service officer for the State Department, detailed to field work in Manila, when the Japs came in. Being an Oriental, he couldn't claim diplo matic immunity so he stayed on in Manila. About six months before Manila was liberated, the Sabellas took into their home one Esther Abdon and her son, Anthony. Anthony was the son of a 28 year-old “soldier of fortune who had seen service all over the Far East when he met Esther. Theirs was <me of those romances that bloomed in the Philippines and ‘Sonny’ was bom.” Dr. Sabella never knew the sol dier, but Esther had told him about the day the sergeant kissed “Sonny” good by and joined the soldiers re treating to Bataan. Heme Set Afire. “Early In the evening of Febru ary 7, 1945, after the Jap marines had found out that I and my family had come from Washington, our house was set afire and the Jap marines started riddling the house with rifle shots attempting to kill every one in it.” Sonny was hidden in the bath tub at first to escape injury but when darkness came the Sabellas with Esther and her son escaped through the back of the house. Dr. Sabella broke his arm in jumping from a second floor window. They fled to the fields where they hid for two days, caught between Jap and American lines, clinging to the earth to avoid machine gun and rifle bullets and exploding trench mortar. Determined to reach the pontoon bridge separating the American-held from the Jap-held sections of the city, they left the fields and hid under a bungalow. "My son, Dick, volunteered to go out and pick up wounded American soldiers and Esther Abdon with Sonny in her arms moved over to take Dick’s place under the bunga low. Hying shrapnel penetrated the back of her skull, killing her instantly.” With Sonny riding on Dick’s shoulders, the family raced through a hail of sniper bullets for the bridge and safety. Then came the question of what to do with Sonny. Dr. Sabella decided the boy should go to the only person to whom he was 2 Montgomery County Policemen Suspended And Third Resigns Two Montgomery County police men have been suspended and a third has resigned, the county com missioners were told yesterday by Police Chief H. Leslie Carlin. Chief Carlin said he had requested the resignations of Corpl. Herman Paul and Policemen George Wilt and Julius E. Leins because of “con duct unbecoming officers and for violating the police manual.” After Policeman Wilts’ resignation was accepted by the board, Chief Carlin said he had suspended the other two men. He added that the three had agreed to resign after he had investigated the disappearance of several cases of beer from the Dixie Pig Tavern in Silver Spring, July 31. Commissioner Richard H. Lans dale, Chief Carlin and Willard F. Day, county supervisors, were in structed to investigate applicants for positions on the police force and to submit their report in time for appointments to be made, at the board’s meeting next week. Police Recruiting Drive Begun. Meanwhile, County Supervisor Willard W. Day announced the launching of a program to Dll about a dozen vacancies In the Police De partment. Mr. Day said it is hoped to have an eligible roster of at least 25 rash. Mr. Day said he has asked the heads of service aid centers for vet erans in Rockville, Bethesda and Silver Spring to refer all persons interested In police work to him. Veterans will get preference, he said. “What we want,” Mr. Day em phasized, “is a group of qualified men who desire to enter police work as a profession and not merely to get temporary jobs.!’ Applicants must be between 21 and 35 years of age, at least 5 feet 6 inches tall and must be In good health. They also must be residents of Montgomery County and be of good moral character. A high school education is “preferable” but not compulsory; Mr. Day said. Application blank* may be ob tained. at the four county police itatiens in Rockville, Bethesda, Sil ver Spring and Takoma Park. Penult Granted. The commissioners granted H. Lynn Womack a permit to operate the Howell Academy for Boys on the Rockville pike at Montrose after health department inspectors told the commissioners sanitary condi tions at the institution were satis factory. ' .. . The-board deferred action on the application two weeks ago pending compliance with Health Department regulations. Mr. Womack said a fire escape is being constructed at the school and is expected to be completed September 15. The resignation of Mrs. Theresa Paulsgrove as laboratory assistant was reported hr Dr. V. L. BUloott, county health officer, effective Au gust 31. The health official recant SONNY WITH HIS ‘PROTECTOR’—Dr. Ricardo Sabella and his daughter Muriel pay a visit to Sonny at the Children’s Country Home, Eighteenth street and Bunker Hill road NJS. —Star Stall Photo. linked by a family tie—the soldier s mother. The Sabellas arrived here in May and settled at 42 T street N.W. Mrs. Sabella went to work at the library of Congress. Dick, who is 18, went to the Foreign Economic Administration. Sixteen-year-old Muriel Sabella, who was threatened with torture by the Japs because she had committed the crime of making a V-sign to American sol dier prisoners, got a job at George Washington University, and Dr. Sabella started work at the Govern ment Printing Office. Starts Search. In his spare time, he tried to find somebody who would help him locate the soldier’s family. He went from one War Department office to another. Finally, quite by accident, he landed in the Personal Affairs Office of the Military District of Washington. • The Army officer who listened to his story found the sergeant's serial number among the papers Dr. Sa bella had brought with him. A quick check of the casualty branch brought this word: The sergeant died of dysentery in a Jap prison camp in May, 1943. It became more important than ever to find a permanent home for Sonny. The War Department wanted documentary proof of the child's paternity. Army authorities were notified in Manila to get the proof if it existed. Find Birth Certificate. Meanwhile, the 9th Service Com mand was asked to send some one to the home of the soldier’s mother, who was listed by the soldier as his emergency addressee. The mother was to be told only that the child existed and that documentary proof was being sought in Manila. Back from Manila came a birth certificate, a statement from the doctor who delivered the child, affi davits from friends of the dead girl, a torn picture of a good-looking soldier in a pith helmet, and an old brown envelope which, appar ently, the soldier had left with Esther Abdon when he Vent to Bataan. In that envelope were all his treasures—12 medals as a crack marksman, his regimental insignia, certificates of proficiency and a few souvenir scenes of China. The proofs were sent to the sol dier’s mother with a picture of the little boy. Did she want him or would she submit an affidavit waiv ing all claim to the child? The answer was a long time com ing while the soldier's mother tried to decide what her son would want her to do. Finally, the other day, Dr. Sabella was notified by the War Department that the soldier’s mother had waived her claim to the child. Dr. Sabella admits now he was hoping all along it would be that way although he was afraid the soldier’s mother “would Just grab that little Sonny.” Right now, Sonny is in the Chil dren's Country Home “catching some weight." Officially, he is un der the care of the Board of Pub lic Welfare, which has to make its investigation before Dr. Sabella can adopt him. Some day, “when he is old enough to appreciate them” the letters that passed between the American sol dier and the Filipino girl, the pic ture of the man in the pith helmet and the medals which now repose in a War Department safe will be given to young Anthony. mend appointment of Mrs. Pauline Oderf Penn to the vacancy, but action was deferred. Granted Leave of Absence. Andrew J. Boyd, county sanitary inspector, was granted an inde finite leave of absence without pay. The commissioners authorised is suance of $865,000 refunding bonds to replace bonds and county certi ficates of indebtedness maturing this year. They also authorized Is suance of $20,000 In bonds for con struction and equipment of a build ing for the Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department. Mrs. Lillie B. Melton was granted a license to operate a home for elderly people at 9508 Biltmore drive, Silver Spring. The board was told by Mrs. Dor othy Kurts, executive secretary, that the Montgomery County Welfare Board would require $7,988 for its August expenditures and that amount was made available. Ac cording to Mrs. Kurts the money #fil be used as follows; For old-age assistance, $1,310; aid to needy blind, $100; aid to dependent chil dren, $1,512; general public assist ance, $2,082; boarding home care for children, $2,130, and administra tion, $904. Permit fer Party. Tomlinson Council, Daughters of America, was granted a permit to hold a game party at Cabin John August 22. A delegation of Poolesville district property owners asked the commis sioners to improve about 1% miles of road which intersects the Pooles ville-Edwards Perry thoroughfare, 3Hi miles from Poolesville. The matter was referred to County En gineer Sterling Maddox and County Supervisor Willard P. Day. The Navy and Commerce De partments and the State Aviation Commission assured the commis sioners that they would co-operate In preventing low and stunt flying in the county. Body of80-Year-Old Man Found-in River Channel Hie body of an 80-year-eld man, identified by. Alexandria police as John A. W. Johnson, retired Navy Yard employe, 810 Bnderby drive, Alexandria, was found yesterday in the Potomac River near Bast Po tomac Park. Police said lCr. Johnson had been missing since Sunday. His family said he had been in 111 health for some time. A note attached to his clothing gave Mr. Johnson's address and the telephone number of a son, W. A. Johnson, of the same address. According to police records, Mr. Johnson was the 8«th person re ported missing in Alexandria since January 1. Of these, 82 have re turned to their homes and three are still missing. The missing ones are: Miss Helen Mae Lehman, 16, who left her home at 522 Bast Windsor avenue, Monday; Duncan Banka, 15, of 2106 Mount Vernon avenue, mlaslnt since May 22, and Mrs. Sophie H. Woods, 44, missing from her home at 1706 Duke street since June |0. Map Studies Asked Before Television Appeals Are Decided The Board of Zoning Adjustment yesterday announced it was pre pared to approve the television sites requested by the National Broad casting Co. and Bamberger Broad casting Service, Inc., but that further evidence must be submitted by both companies to prove that the heights of the proposed towers would render satisfactory service to the District. NBC is seeking permission to build a 350-foot tower on a 200-foot site behind the Wardman Park Hotel, while Bamberger wants to construct a 300-foot tower on a 406 foot site, which would make the top of the Bamberger tower ap proximately 150 feet above the NBC tower. “While the evidence in each case would seem to indicate that shadow areas (areas of poor reception) will be negligible, the board is unable to reconcile the difference in height for each location, in the absence of detailed evidence in. the form of a map study showing where, if at all, service will not be satisfactory,” the board declared. The board, therefore, directs the preparation of a map or maps by each appellant company showing territory that might not be satis factorily served by each of the heights proposed. In view of the question raised by the National Capital Park and Planning Com mission that a 100-foot less height might be adequate for the Bam berger Broadcasting Service, Inc., location at Fort Reno, the board requests that it show, in addition, the territory that might not be satisfactorily served with a 100-foot lesser tower height” At Monday’s hearing Raymond Guy, NBC radio facilities engineer, testified that the tower sought by his company would be sufficient to render satisfactory service. George Davis, consulting engineer for Bam berger, when asked why Bamberger wanted ISO feet greater height than NBC, he said his client’s tower would give “superior service.” The board turned down the re quest of the Zionist Organization of America for permission to establish a “nonprofit institution of higher learning or culture devoted exclu sively to the arts and sciences” at 1730 Sixteenth street N.W. The or ganization has had the property tar the past five years, it was testified Monday, and the organization was given 6 months in Which to "abate the violation” by the present use of the structure fn 'a residential zone Approval, with certain modifica tions, was given by the Zoning Ad justment Board to the appeal of Morris Frank for to build community dwellings on Davenport street, between Connecticut avenue and Thirty-sixth street N.W, and two semidetached and one com munity dwelling on Cumberland street, between Thirty-sixth street and Connecticut avote N.W. Prince Georges Calls Meeting To Fix Taxi Rates Long Advocated Step Taken After Charges Of Gouging Are Heard Establishment of uniform taxi cab rates in Prince Georges County, a move long advocated by county civic and business organizations, is in prospect. The county commissioners an nounced yesterday they will re quest all cab owners in the county to meet with them and with repre sentatives of the Maryland Public Service Commission at 2 p.m. Sep tember 11 at the Upper Marlboro Courthouse to draft a uniform rate schedule. The action was taken at the re quest of Le Roy Pumphrey, a mem ber of the county delegation to the State Legislature, and Joseph S. A. Giardina, transportation engineer for the Public Service Commission. Gouging Charged. Also appearing before the board was County Police Chief Ralph W. Brown and Sergt. Charles N. Thomsen, who reported they had received scores of complaints about the “gouging" of passengers by county taxicab operators. Sergt. Thomsen said that in one case, a person was charged $4.50 for a trip from Berwyn to Mount Rainier—a distance of about 3 miles. In another case, according to Sergt. Thomsen, two passengers were charged $10 to be taken from Brentwood to Union Station, about 7 miles away. He said several taxicab com panies in the county have prepared rate schedules, but that the drivers refuse to observe them, since they are not official. Pointing out that the commis sioners have broad powers to reg ulate taxicabs and fix rates under a law passed at the 1941 session of the Legislature, Mr. Pumphrey at first suggested that the Publia Service Commission set up a pro posed rate schedule to be approved by the board. Mr. Oiardina said that although he would be glad to aid in such a proposal, he would prefer that the taxicab owners “get together” and draft their own schedule to be sub mitted to. the commissioners. He added that such rates, if approved, should be filed with the Public Serv ice Commission and posted in the taxicabs. He also suggested the installation of taxicab meters as tM* “rally real solution to the problem.” The board expressed doubt, however, concern ing their availability. Agree on Meeting. The commissioners then agreed to call a meeting of the approximately 20 taxicab owners in the county. A request by Chief Brown for ad ditional policemen was taken under advisement. Under the law, the com missioners have authority to appoint up to 18 emergency policemen. Declaring that the present police situation is pitiful, the police chief pointed out that there are only 18 county policemen now on duty to patrol an area of approximately 500 square miles and with a population of about 130,000. The county police force has an au thorized strength of 28 men but three are on vacation, three are sick and four recently entered the serv ice, Chief Brown explained. An application by the Cherford Corp., owner, for the reclassifica tion from residential A to com mercial D of a parcel of land on the south side of East-West high way east of New Hampshire ave nue was approved. Application Granted. Also approved was an application by Lawrence Collins and Butler Woodward, owners, for the reclassi fication from residential A to O of lots 11-18, block 6, Unwood sub division. Bladensburg. Trial Magistrate Alan Bowie re ported collection of fines and costs totaling $4,355.35 last' month, of which the commissioners receive $2,614.05. Collection of $110.50 in fines and costs during June was reported by Substitute Trial Magistrate Henry M. O’Neill. Of this amount the commissioners receive $73. Circuit Court Clerk Brice Bowie reported thetsale of beer, wine, ice and peddlers’ licenses totaling $234.90 during July. The. appointment of Gilbert E. Wilson, Accokeek, as deputy SUr.e forest warden, was approved by the board. New Police Surgeon Named Dr. Maurice Mensh, 2745 Twenty ninth street N.W., has been appoint ed a member of the Board of Police and Fire Surgeons, Capt. Walter H. 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