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TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1916.
Voting Is Heavy
In Alexandria
City Election
Fairfax Balloting
For Councilmen
Reported Light
Voting was heavy in Alexandria
today as citizens went to the polls
to elect nine members of the City
Council, a mayor, a tax collector
and city attorney.
In Fairfax County, where the
towns of Fairfax, Falls Church and
Vienna also are holding elections,
the voting was reported light. In
Fairfax the slate, including mayor
and councilmen, is unopposed, but
in Falls Church there is a contest
for the office of mayor and council
men in the First Ward.
Mayor William T. Wilkins is seek
ing re-election in Alexandria after
nine years on the Council as a mem
ber at large for three years and
as Mayor for six years.
Wilkins Denounces Opponents.
In the race for three at-large
seats, the candidates receiving the
largest number of votes becomes
Mayor. Mr. Wilkins is competing
with City Councilman John W.
Tullock, Truman R. Carneale and
two write-in candidates.
Last night Mr. Wilkins in a broad
cast of Station WPIK, denounced
the tactics of an opposition group
which distributed unsigned circulars
attacking him.
The mimeographed handbills
posted on telephone poles late Sat
urday night accused Mayor Wilkins
of hostility toward the school sys
tem, partiality in rezoning matters,
opposition to raises in salaries of
policemen and firemen and favor
itism to his friends in official func
tions, all of which were flatly
denied by the Mayor and his sup
Defends City Manager.
Referring to the statement at the
bottom of the circulars that they
were distributed by a number of
honorably discharged veterans “who
do not want any more of Mr. Wil
kins as Mayor or Mr. Budwesky as
city manager,” Mr. Wilkins declared
he does not believe that any vet
eran would have any part in such
In defending City Manager Carl
Budwesky, who was attacked in the
circulars as a confidant of the May
or, and Mr. Budwesky’s secretary,
Miss Margaret V. Shumart, who was
charged with lending city govern
ment support to the Mayor by at
tending a political meeting with him
last March, Mr. Wilkins said:
“For my part my record speaks
for itself, but for any individual or
group seeking financial or political
gain for themselves to introduce
any reference to the city manager
or his office personnel, to accom
plish their vicious personal gain,
establishes a ‘new low’ in his or their
contemptibility, and this is another
evidence of the ‘wolves in sheep's
clothing.’ ”
Run as Independents.
Running as independent Demo
crats, on the write-in campaign in
Alexandria are R. Samuel Luckett,
hardware store owner, and Samuel
B. De Vaughan, employe of the
Naval Torpedo Station, who has had
30 years of service in the Federal
While there are three at-large
posts on the Council to be filled,
voters wishing to assure a majority
for any one candidate in the race
for Mayor customarily vote what
Virginia politicians refer to as a
“plunker” by putting down the name
of only one man without casting a
ballot to fill the other two seats.
Mr. Wilkins, asserting that he
6tands for progressive, economical
and efficient management of the
city, replied to his attackers as fol
“I honestly believe that every
fair-minded citizen in our com
munity joins me in regretting that
we have in our midst a small group
of citizens who seem to be happy
when they can attempt to smear the
record of any public officer who
happens to incur their displeasure.
“I think now, 1 will think to
morrow and I will think over there
after, that it is important to repre
sent the best interests of all our
townspeople, and I shall continue
to do so without regard to the
selfish aims and ambitions of the
‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’ whose
only interest is their own interest.”
Baby Dies as Home Burns;
Sister, 17, Badly Burned
Pauline O. Doup, 8-month-old j
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Doup, colored, 1000 block of Sixtieth
avenue, Fairmont Heights, Md„ was
burned to death yesterday and her
17-year-old sister Geneva was crit
ically burned when fire destroyed
their home.
Members of the Capitol Heights
Volunteer Fire Department, who re
sponded to the blaze with the Hill
side and Seat Pleasant Volunteer
Fire Departments, said the fire ap
parently resulted from a coal oil
stove explosion. Damage to the one
and one-half story frame dwelling
was estimated at between $1,500 and
The older girl was taken to Cas
ualty Hospital by the Bladensburg
Rescue Squad.
County Hospital Guild
Receives $1,000 Check
Presentation of a $1,000 check to
the Prince Georges County Hospital
Guild by E. E. Perkins of Bowie, Md.,
was announced yesterday by Mrs.
Morley A. Jull, chairman of the
Guild's Membership Committee.
The check brings the total of the
membership drive to $3,170, Mrs. Jull
said. All the money will be used in
improving hospital facilities. The
drive will continue throughout the
Seat Pleasant Post Office
Entered but Not Robbed
Intruders who smashed in two
rear doors of the Seat Pleasant
(Md.) post office last night appar
ently searched the office and left
without taking anything, police re
ported today.
P. L. Watkifis, who owns the gen
eral store in which the post office is
located, said a careful search of the
premises so far has Indicated that
nothing was either disturbed or
taken. He believes the burglars
were frightend off.
EARLY ALEXANDRIA VOTERS—Among the first at the City
Hall polls in Alexandria’s general election today were Prentice
Edrington and Mrs. Gladys Aitcheson, who cast their ballots
while Election Judge Barnard Fagelson checked them off.
_ —Star Staff Photo.
Navy Abandons 2-Year Drive
To Acquire St. John's Campus
By th« Associated Press
Navy efforts to acquire St. John’s
College at Annapolis as part of its
Naval Academy expansion program
were at an end today.
A letter from Secretary of the
Navy Forrestal announcing the Navy
no longer seeks acquisition of the
college campus was made public
last night by Dr. Thomas Parran,
chairman of the board of St. John’s.
A resolution disapproving the
Navy’s two-year campaign to take
over the school was adopted recently
by the House Naval Committee.
Mr. Forrestal’s letter to Dr. Par
ran, surgeon general of the United
States Health Service, said the Navy
“acquiesces” in the House Commit- j
tee’s finding that the national I
emergency "neither justifies nor
warrants” the proposed acquisition.
Writing that "the department was
most reluctant to undertake the ac
quisition of the college property,”
Mr. Forrestal said "other plans” to
expand the Naval Academy were be
ing pursued.
Mr. Forrestal's statement and the
action of the House committee which
precipitated it were hailed as “states
manlike” by Dr. Parran.
Yesterday, Senator Tydings,
Democrat, of Maryland, said "the
Navy Department has advised me
that a survey is now being initiated
which will permit expansion of the
Naval Academy through utilizing
other land areas and the possible
filling in of Dorsey Creek, making it
unnecessary to have the St. John's
Cadets Given Awards
On Founders’ Day at
Kirk E. Birrell, whose rank Is
cadet lieutenant colonel, today holds
the distinction of being the out
standing member of the Washing
ington-Lee High School Boys’ Cadet
Corps, in Arlington, while Betty
Hale, a cadet major, shared sim
ilar honors as the top girl cadet.
Sabers, tokens of the achieve
ments, were presented to the two
cadets yesterday at the 21st an
nual founders’ day ceremonies,
Col. Birrell received the first
award from School Supt. Fletcher
Kemp, while Maj. Hale was pre
sented the second by Mrs. Virginia
Dalby, senior vice president of the
Ladies’ Auxiliary, John Lyon Post,
Capt. Loring Tilton was present
ed a third saber award for having
made the most excellent contribu
tion to the corps by Henry M.
Haney, commander, John Lyon
Post, VFW. The saber was handed
to Capt. Tilton by Lt. (j. g.) Robert
T. Simms, U. S. N. R., winner of the
highest award at the 1940 founders’
day program.
First Sergt. Jack Brown, as the
outstanding junior, received the
John E. Dugan Memorial Medal,
presented by Daniel E. Dugan, senior
vice commander, 8th District, VFW.
Mr. Dugan inaugurated the award
this year in honor of his grand
father, a member of Lee’s army.
utner awards included medals to
Pvt. Charles Shreve of Company A
and Pvt. Nancy Corby, Company L,
as the respective boy and girl cadets
malting the most progress during
the year.
Perfect attendance awards went
to the following:
Capt. L. K. Marsolf, M/Sergt B S
Kid well, M/Sergt. W. Lindsay, 1st
sergts. A. Holden and D. Redit,
S/Sergt. A. Heinzman, Sergts. J.
Devers, R. Lilliefors, J. Niswander
A. Saxer and J. Velardi; Corpls. S.
Bass, H. Bealle and D. Corbin- Pfc
E. Kinzer and Pvts. B. Hollingsworth!
H. Allen, P. Kerns, R. Potter and
L. Wenz.
Proficiency drill awards went to
S/Sergt. P. Levister, Sergts. J. Lund
berg and D. Kellam and Pvts. J.
Waters, D. Tuthill and B. Shopland.
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Rollins Prosecution
Stresses Charges of
Theft, Embezzlement
By th« Associated Press
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 11.—The
prosecution continued to hammer
away today mainly at two charges—
theft and embezzlement—among
the six on which Chief Steward
Walter W. Rollins is being tried by
a Navy general court-martial.
It succeeded yesterday in intro
ducing as evidence 40 bottles of
liquor and a deck of pornographic
playing cards which Lt. George
Bruni, treasurer of the North Severn
officers mess, testified were found in
the colored enlisted man’s room.
Capt. Jesse R. Wallace and his co
judge advocate, Lt. Comdr. William
L. P. Burke, devoted most of yes
terday’s sessions to evidence pur
porting to bear on the theft and
embezzlement counts but briefly
digressed when Musician 1/c Wil
liam R. Sima, jr., was on the stand.
Describes Party.
They elicited from young Sima
the testimony that a picture of his
blond wife Margaret, found in Rol
lins’ room, had been given by her to
Rollins with the husband’s knowl
edge and approval.
oima, nimsen convicted m an
earlier court-martial for having “in
troduced his wife into Rollin’s quar
ters,” also described an all-night
party February 9-10, which resulted
in an investigation culminating in
the arrest of Rollins, Sima, jr., and
his father, Lt. William R. Sima, sr.
Sima, whose bad-conduct dis
charge was later remitted, testified
there had been no drinking or
gambling in the chief’s basement
room February 9-10.
Ordered to Carry Liquor.
Frank B. Stallings, a mess jani
tor, testified that Rollins ordered
him to take "six or seven” bottles of
liquor to Rollins’ room and to “take
a bottle for himself.”
In addition to charges of theft
and embezzlement against him, the
tall, muscular Rollins is accused of
gambling, drinking, conduct preju
dicial to good order and discipline,
adultery with a white woman and a
morals offense.
He pleaded innocent to all
charges. The trial opened last
Thursday, but testimony began Sat
Tobacco Crop
Study Pledged
By Baldwin
Candidate Promises
More Facilities in
Southern Maryland
By Alex R. Preston
Star Staff Correspondent
BALTIMORE, June 11.—A pledge
that if elected Governor he would
provide Southern Maryland tobacco
farmers with more adequate re
search facilities to improve crops
was made today by Representative
Baldwin, one of the three major
contenders for the Democratic nom
ination for the State executive’s
chair in the June 24 primary.
Following last week’s visit to
Prince Frederick and other South
ern Maryland points, Mr. Baldwin
said he was “amazed” to find that
the area's tobacco industry amounts
to about $20,000,000 annually.
"It is about the only phase of ag
riculture which does not have ade
quate experimental facilities,” he
said. "I make the pledge that if
elected I will see that there is an
adequate tobacco experimental sta
tion and that it will be in Southern
Facilities Below Needs.
He said research facilities in this
field of agriculture at the University
of Maryland and other State agen
cies' are far below the State’s needs
for such a prominent activity.
Meanwhile, all three of the lead
ing contenders for the party nomi
nation, have planned whirlwind
windups for their campaigns in the
less than two-week period remain
The Baldwin headquarters in Hotel
Emerson announced plans have been
completed for the gubernatorial as
pirant and his running mates for
attorney general and controller to
make a caravan tour of Dorchester
County. They will be invading the
area of the State which most ob
servers already have placed in the
column of Controller J. Millard
Tawes, Crisfleld, who also seeks the
Governor’s chair.
The Baldwin party plans to start
from Cambridge at 9 a.m. and after
making 22 scheduled stops, return to
the point of origin by 10 pm.
Air to Be Filled.
Visits at the headquarters of the
two other main candidates—Mr.
Tawes in the Lord Baltimore Hotel
and W. Preston Lane, jr., Hagers
town publisher, at Hotel Emerson—
also disclose that aside from heavy
personal appearance schedules, the
air will be filled with last-minute
appeals by radio up to and including
the Sunday before the primary.
The radio schedule at the Tawes
headquarters is typical. There are 15
“spots” scheduled on various radio
stations between now and June 24—
three of them on Washington sta
tions. Senator Tydings, who is not
up for nomination or re-election this
yew, will reiterate his support of the
Tawes ticket either over WOL on
June 16 or WRC June 21, and Mr.
Tawes is slated to speak over WTOP
June 20.
Mr. Lane’s supporters probably
have planned the most intensive
last-minute appeal. Other than
broadcasts between now and June
24, there are nine 15-minute periods
reserved on Baltimore stations for
June 23 fn addition to one spot each
at stations in Frederick and Salis
A glance over the Hagerstown
candidate’s calendar of personal
appearances scheduled in the re
maining days of the drive shows
there still are several visits to be
made before unofficial labor gath
erings, mostly at the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad’s shops here.
Advertising Appeals.
None of the candidates is ignor
ing the press as a medium to ap
peal for support. In fact their
strongest pleas seem to be empha
sized both by the news columns
and in paid political advertisements
in county papers throughout the
State. All of the three leading fac
tions have taken space in labor
Of the three gubernatorial candi
dates, only one has been invited
to a Democratic rally to be held
at O’Donnell's Farm, Forestville, by
the Prince Georges County Demo
cratic organization Saturday after
noon. Mr. Baldwin will appear, to
gether with his running mates,
State Senator John B. Funk, for
controller, and Speaker of the
House of Delegates, John S. White,
Hyattsville, for attorney general.
In addition, Gov. O’Conor, who
is opposing Senator Radcliffe for
the latter’s seat, will attend the
Prince Georges County rally, al
though there has been no formal
alignment of senatorial candidates
with those seeking State offices.
Rev. Rice Takes New Post
LA PLATA, Md., June 11 (Spe
cial).—The Rev. Royal A. Rice,
formerly of Washington Grove, Md.,
has taken over the La Plata Meth
odist charge. He succeeds the Rev.
H. H. Hoyt, who has been transferred
to the Lanham (Md.) Methodist
(center), retiring president of the Montgomery County Civic
Federation, and one of its organizers more than 20 years ago,
was presented The Evening Star Trophy last night for outstand
ing achievement. Stephen James, a former president of the fed
eration, is shown making the presentation at Bethesda School,
while Rhees Burket, new president, looks on.—Star Staff Photo.
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Adventist Institutions
Treated 60,C J in
Year, Session Told
By Caspar Nannes
More than 60,000 patients were
cared for in the 15 Seventh-Day Ad
ventist sanitariums in North Amer
ica during the past year, Dr. H. M.
Walton of Takoma Park, Md.. sec
retary of the denomination’s medical
department, reported this morning
at the 45th session of the General
Conference of Seventh-Day Ad
The conference, which continues
through Saturday, is being held at
Sligo Church, Carroll and Flower
avenues, Takoma Park.
Dr. Walton stated that the insti
tutions, having a capacity of 2,000
beds, registered a profit of $590,
679.46 for 1945 out of an operating
income of $10,081,485.11. The oper
ating gains have enabled the insti
tutions to remove all note indebted
ness and will enable them to make
needed improvements, he added.
A check for $1,500 was presented
to the American Bible Society at
the session this morning, w. E
Nelson, treasurer of the conference
gave the check to Frederick Cropp
of New York, a general secretary of
the Bible society in charge of dis
tribution of Bibles throughout the
United States.
Sales of Seventh-day Adventist
literature from 1941 to 1946 totaled
$35,435,469, H. M. Blunden of Ta
koma Park, secretary of the publish
ing department, reported. He noted
this was a gain of approximately
$15,000,000 over the previous five
year span.
A committee to set up a co
ordinated world-wide program of
health education and food manu
facturing, under the direction of Dr.
Wayne McFarland of Takoma Park,
was organized yesterday. Dr. Mc
Farland, editor of Life and Health
and an assistant secretary of the
medical department, told the gath
ering that Adventist food plants
represent an investment of $4,
R. R. Figuhr, president of the
South American division, and J. R.
Ferren, secretary of the press bu
reau, reported.
L. K. Dickson, president of the
North American division, will speak
at the 3:45 p.m. meeting today, and
V. T. Armstrong, president of the
Far Eastern division, will address
the 7:30 pm. gathering.
Sidney Lust Theaters
To Hold Food Matinees
Pood matinees will be held in five
Sidney Lust theaters in nearby
Maryland, starting next Friday, it
was announced today.
The theaters’ schedule are: The
Bethesda, Friday; Upper Marlboro,
June 21; Milo, Rockville, June 28;
Kaywood, Mount Rainier, July 5,
and the Hyattsville, July 12. All
showings are scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Children will be admitted free
upon presentation of one or more
cans of food, which will be turned
over to UNRRA for distribution
Cheverly Church Organ
Dedication Planned
The new organ at Cheverly Com
munity Church, dedicated to World
War II dead, will be dedicated of
ficially at 11 am. Sunday, June 23,
the Rev. Roy H. Stetler, jr., an
nounced today.
The instrument was purchased
with funds contributed from resi
dents of Cheverly, Md., Washing
ton and other nearby communities. A
special musical program is planned,
and the public is invited to attend.
Hie church is located at Cheverly
avenue and Forest road, Cheverly,
Falls Church to Seek
Extra Water From
Arlington and D. C.
Increased water supply for Falls
Church was the main topic of dis
cussion at a meeting of the Town
Council last night on the eve of
the town election.
The town received a report that
Arlington County and Washington
are now favorable to the town ob
taining additional water either from
Arlington or directly from the Dis
trict. J. H. McCarthy, chairman
of the Water and Sewer Committee,
was instructed to send letters to
Arlington County officials, the Army
Engineer Corps and the superin
tendent of the District Water De
partment, requesting that consider
ation be given to Falls Church ob
taining additional water either
through Arlington County’s system
or directly from the Dalecarlia Res
ervoir in the District.
Citizens were warned that the
town’s supply this year would be in
sufficient to permit sprinkling of
lawns during prolonged dry spells
and that such practices would have
to be prohibited during these peri
The council was informed that a
consulting engineer is at work on
plans and specifications for the new
water reservoir to be erected in the
Virginia Forest section of Falls
Due to serious deterioration of
some of the main streets of the
town, the council authorized Walter
Follin, chairman of the Road Com
mittee, to make an emergency ex
penditure not to exceed $2,000 dur
ing the next month to patch the
worst sections.
The question of delinquency in
the payment of personal pro|>eriy
taxes was raised and the town at
torney was instructed to take court
action against the most serious of
37 Are Graduated
At Parker-Gray High
Diplomas were presented to 37
members of the graduating class at
Parker-Gray High School in Alex
andria last night in commencement
exercises conducted by W. H. Pitts,
Dr. A. G. Macklin, high school
counselor of the Virginia State Col
lege at Petersburg, Va., speaking on
“Achieving Humanity Through E(fl>
ucation,” said that “fair dealing
among all peoples is promoted
through truth and enlightenment.”
The Rev. N. S. Hargrave, pastor
of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Alex
andria, delivered the invocation and
benediction, and diplomas were
presented by Edward D. Reed,
chairman of the Alexandria School
Receiving diplomas were:
James L. Anderson. Doris E. Bailey,
Henry C. Brooks. Constance J. Brown.
Helene P. Brown, Doshie J. Calloway,
William F. Carter. Ines M. Cross. Juanita
Dixie. Oliver E. Ellis. Daniel M. Ford.
Frederick C. Franklin. John A. Franklin. Jr.
Mattie A. Funn. Berlena Goins. Shirley
P. .Harris, La Verne C. Herbert, Lena M.
Holland. Rosetta Holand. Ardelia M
Hunter. Barbara J. I. Jackson. Helen H.
Jackson. Earl F. Lloyd. Robert E Mat
thews. Aaron McKinney, Jr.; Louis L.
Napper. Ruby E. Price.
Willie L. Rice. Richard Shackleford.
Cleola N. Smith. Ora B. Smith. Beniamin
A. Talley. Jr.; Fannie E. Tyler, Rosier
Wair. Frances V. Wanser. Queen Esther
Warner and Martha L. Williams.
Dancing Unclad Brings
Protest at Landover
Reports of couples dancing un
clad near the Pennsylvania Rail
road overpass in Landover, Md„ led
the Landover Suburban Citizens’
Association last night to address a
formal protest to the Prince Georges
County Commisioners.
Members of the association said
that there have been “numerous
instances of couples parking” in
lonely sections of the community
an dthat complaints to the police
have failed to stop the practice.
Star Cup Presented
To William Horne for
Service to Country
William B. Horne, charter mem
ber of the Montgomery County Ci
vic Federation and retiring presi
dent of that group, was presented
The Evening Star Cup for out
standing service to the county dur
ing the past year at the federation
annual meeting last night in the
Bethesda Elementary School.
In making the presentation, Ste
phen James called Mr. Horne “the
grand old man of the civic federa
The 21st recipient of the trophy,
Mr. Home served the federation for
more than 10 years as treasurer be
fore becoming president last year.
Rhees Burket was named presi
dent in the annual election of offi
cers. Herbert N. Eaton was elected
vice president, Ernest Woodchek,
recording secretary; Mrs. W. W.
Rubey, corresponding secretary, and
Wesley H. Blank, treasurer.
Elected members of the Executive
Board are Ralph D. Boyd, James D.
King, Dwight M. Collins and Dr.
Lewis Meriam.
Following a report on the pro
posed county budget by Gerhard J.
Isaac, a member of the Budget and
Finance Committee, the federation
approved the proposed 25-cent in
crease in the tax rate and asked
the county to plan for a future gen
eral county tax rate sufficient to
meet the necessary operating ex
penditures and debt maturities.
It was pointed out that the pro
posed budget provides for increased
expenditures in virtually every cate
gory, these-afcseriang the -proposed
25-cent increase in the tax rate,
making it necessary to refund near
ly ’lO per cent of the general bbilga
tion maturities and more than 93
per cent of the floating debt.
The federation asked that the
county commissioners empower the
county supervisor to prepare a plan
for effecting economies in the oper
ation of the county government.
It also suggested that the quarterly
allotment system be adopted.
The federation president was in
structed to appoint a special com
mittee to consider and report on
housing in Montgomery County, lay
ing particular stress on modernizing
building codes and zoning regula
tions and co-ordinating housing ac
Four Independents File
In Montgomery Election
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 11.—
There will be four independent can
didates for offices to be filled at the
November election in Montgomery
Petitions signed by the required
number of persons yesterday were
approved by the supervisors of
elections, subject to checking to
determine whether at least 500 of
the 740 signers are registered voters
of the county, as required by law.
The latest candidates to file are:
Charles M. Orme, Gaithersburg, for
sheriff; James Ernest Hawkins,
Etchison, for county treasurer;
Brawner Z. Harding, ^Gaithersburg,
for county commissioner from the
second district, and Thomas M.
Garrett, Hunting Hill, for commis
sioner from the third district.
Taximen Meet Thursday
To Discuss Limitation
A special mass meeting of taxicab
drivers and owners of the District
will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in
the Basement of Pythian Temple to
discuss ‘‘possible actions” on the
taxicab license limitation question.
According to a representative of
the AFL Local 935, discussidn will
be centered on the recent post
ponement of congressional action on
cab limitations by the House District
TAKOMA JUNIOR HIGH GRADUATES—This *s the graduating class of Takoma Park JuniorHigh School Co^racement "ercise^er^ldtod^t^eschool
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Fairfax Revokes
Building Permit
For Developer
Prefabricated House
On Improper-Sized
Lot, Survey Shows
Fairfax County health and zoning
officials said yesterday they were
revoking a building permit issued
to C. E, Karlstromer, Arlington
realty man and developer, who has
started erection of a prefabricated
house at the intersection of Great
Falls road and Haycock road near
the town limits of Falls Church.
This action, taken by E. Russell
White, bounty zoning administra
tor, at the request of Dr. Thomas
Scarlett, county health officer, fol
lowed a letter of protest presented
to the Board of Supervisors by
property owners in the adjoining
In their letter the property own
ers declared that the prefabricated
house was being erected on a lot
which was marked ofl as 60 feet,
whereas the zoning ordinance re
quired a 65-foot frontage, and that
no satisfactory provision could be
made for sewage disposal due to the
size of the lot and the lack of sew
ers in the vicinity. The letter re
quested that the county revoke the
building permit, which, it alleged,
was issued by the zoning adminis
trator without approval of the
county health officer.
Inspection Made by Officials.
Mr. White said the building must
be erected on a proper-sized lot and
that his office had issued the per
mit for one house on the 4%-acre
tract, subject to approval of the
health officer.
Dr. Scarlett said the decision to
revoke the permit came after an in
spection of the site by himself, Mr.
White and T. J. Stockton, county
planning engineer. He said that
the present lot would not meet the
specifications of the Health Depart
ment for a septic tank, which re
quires a lot of 20,000 square feet,
while the one on which the house is
situated contains only 13,000 square
The Falls Church Town Council
last night voted to refuse Mr. Karl
stromer’s request for water from
the town for his house. The town
reiterated its previous position that
due to the shortage of water, it
could not permit any extension to
new subdivisions outside of the
It was learned that the prefabri
cated house now being erected is
owned by D. Friermood, Arlington
broker, who is representing the man
ufacturer of the houses in this area.
He said he had no intention of rent
ing the house, but that it was erected
solely as a sample house.
Does Not Own Land.
He adjnitted, however, that he
CHd ‘ not ^own the land question
and did not know what plans Mr.
Karlstromer had in reference to the
deveiopirient of the 4t4' acres. Mr.
White said he had been informed
that Mr. Karlstromer had originally
planned to erect 10 or 12 houses on
the 4H acres.
When informed that his building
permit was being revoked, Mr. Karl
stromer indicated that he might
test* the legality of the county’s
sanitary code.
County officials said they would
welcome such a test because similar
situations are arising daily over
erection of prefabricated houses for
veterans and they felt that the best
interests of the county and the fi
nancial protection of GI’s demand
that the situation be clarified.
Alexandria Gl Killed
In Army Air Disaster
An Alexandria youth who had just
been home on a 45-day furlough was
among 23 persons killed Sunday in
the crash of an Army C-54 transport
plane on Taboga Island, 12 miles
from Panama City, according to an
Army announcement.
The Virginian was Staff Sergt.
Walter P. Astryke, 21, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles S. Astryke, 16
Caton avenue.
A native of Alexandria, Sergt.
Astryke attended George Washing
ton High School there before enter
ing the coast artillery in Mirch.
After being stationed in Panama
for 30 months, he was transferred
to the United States military mis
sion in La Paz, Bolivia.
According to his father, Sergt.
Astryke left home for Panama last
Wednesday on the first leg of his
trip back to Bolivia. The father
said his only other child. Staff. Sergt.
Charles G. Astryke, was killed in an
automobile accident last October,
17 days after he was mustered out
of the Army.
The plane, which carried 17 pass
engers and 6 crew members, crashed
on a mountainside on Taboga Is
land while on a routine flight to
Albrook Field, Canal Zone. It left
West Palm Beach at 4:45 am. Sun
day and struck the mountain at
11:13 am.
Army officials said the plane car
ried 13 enlisted men, an Army colo
nel. two West Point* cadets and one
BALBOA, Canal Zone, June 11 (>P).
—A United States Army C-54 trans
port plane which crashed Sunday,
killing all of its 23 passengers, failed
by 100 feet to clear a 1,013-foot
peak on Taboga Island, it was dis
closed today.
The plane struck the peak during
a storm while coming down for a
landing at Albrook Field on the
mainland, 10 miles from the island.
The spot where the plane crashed
is on such steep, rugged terrain that
rescue workers were forced to use
ropes. All of the bodies had been
recovered by noon yesterday.
Radio Station Approved
(Special).—Manager H. Nelson Claifc
of the Chamber of Commerce here
said he was advised by C. Leslie
Golliday, Winchester, Va„ and C. M.
Zinn, York, Pa., trading as the
Martinsburg Broadcasting Co., that
their application to operate a radio
station here—the first in the city_
had been tentatively approved by
the Federal Communications Com

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