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\jX\1t TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1946. Jj Drivers Vote To Accept New A.,B.&W.Pacf Contract Provides Wage Increase of 13 Cents an Hour Union drivers of the A. B. & W. Transit Co. today voted unanimously to accept the terms of a new con tract, providing a 13 cents an hour pay increase, offered by the com pany to replace the one which ex pired at midnight last night. Approximately 250 members of Local 1131, Amalgamated Associa tion of Street Electric Railway & Motor Employes <AFL>, reached their decision at about 3:45 a.m. to day ending a meeting which con vened at Gadsby's Tavern at 2 a.m. Six-Day Week Continues. Tire new agreement establishes a $1.02 cents rate for beginners. $1.04 after six months and $1.15 after a year. It also includes the same six day week previously in force. Another gain was made in vacation allowances with one day provided for each additional year between one and five years, in addition to the one week after one year and two weeks after five years previously given. Floyd W. Kreisel of Washington, sixth international vice president of the union, presided at the meeting w-hich was arranged by R. Walter Scott, president, and William L. Jardins. secretary of Local 1131. The session, a union spokesman said, was set for 2 o'clock mainly as a matter of convenience for drivers and because the existing contract expired at midnight. Buses Out on Schedule. In spite of the late hour of the meeting every bus was out on sched ule this morning. Under the expired contract, driv ers averaged about $60 a week. The newr contract is subject to approval by the Wage Stabilization Board. Beverly C. May, general manager of the company, said he would ask the board today for permission to make the wage increases. Mr. May added that "proportion ate" increases and benefits also w'ill be given to the other 200 employes of the company. — Byrd Opens Campaign With Call for Action Against Labor Heads ty the Associated Press RICHMOND. Va., June 18 (/Pi.— Senator Byrd opened his campaign for renomination in the August Democratic primary last night with an assertion that “the time has come for courageous action and clear analysis of conditions which have led up to the autocratic con- j trol exercised over our American! life by a few labor leaders.” Tire Senator discussed his view’s on labor and labor legislation in a transcribed address over station WRVA, Richmond, and other Vir ginia stations. Senator Byrd, whose re-election is opposed by the CIO Political Action Committee, declared he “would pre fer to be defeated a thousand times rather than to yield in the smallest degree to a Petrillo, a Lewis, a Hillman, because in so doing I would feel I had betrayed the American people, and particularly those in Virginia." A three-man State Board of Elec- ; tions—tw’o Democrats and a Repub lican—charged by the 1946 General Assembly with general supervision of the State's elections, will be sw’orn into office today in Richmond. The Democratic members are Mar vin L. Gray of Wakefield and Matt \ G. Anderson of Oilville. A controversy arose among Repub- | lican party members over Gov. I Tuck's appointment of the GOP member of the board, Robert C. Bayliss. Richmond. Mr. Bayliss, replying to demands within his own party that he resign, last night said he would be on hand for the board's formal induction and that he w’ould endeavor to discharge his duties “to the best of my ability.” The GOP appointee said he had the backing of Robert H. Woods. Pearisburg, 9th District Republican chairman, and quoted a letter from Mr. Woods congratulating the Gov ernor on Mr. Bayliss’ selection. Prior to the issuance of Mr. Bay ess' statement, Gov. Tuck had told a press conference that he stood firmly behind his appointment of Mr. Bayliss and had no intention of relinquishing “any of the powers or responsibilities entrusted to me by the people.” The State Republican Executive Committee at a meeting in Roanoke last Saturday censured Gov. Tuck for his selectio nof Mr. Bayliss after the committee had indorsed Mr. Woods for the post. Alexandria Churches Urge Religion Class in Schools Representatives of 24 churches in Alexandria have approved a volun tary religious education program for Alexandria's public schools and will present it to parents as the first step toward requesting the Alexan dria School Board to incorporate the teaching of religion in the schools. Tire Rev. August E. Gvsan. pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, chairman of the Alexandria Ministerial Association’s Committee which started the movement in May, s;5id the plan for non-sectarian in struction will be given further con sideration at the association’s meet ing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Washington Street Methodist yChurch. Arlington Twins Essays Win Top Contest Prizes Arlington twins have been awarded first and second place in a State essay contest on tuberculosis for colored students in Virginia, it was announced today by John O. Hen ri" rson, president of the Arlington Tuberculosis Association. The twins. Allean and Katherine Brittain, 1622 South Eleventh street 'Arlington, were presented their prizes at graduation exercises last night at the Hoffman Boston School, REGISTERED FOR SHORT COURSE—Home demonstration agents from three Maryland counties are shown bringing the registration totals from their counties to Miss Margaret T. Loar, Charles County home agent who is acting as registrar for the short course for rural women offered at the University of Mary land this wpek. The three agents are (left to right i: Miss Ruth Robinson, Cecil County; Miss Justina Crosby, Carroll County, and Mrs. Florence Buchanan, Calvert County. —Star Staff Photo. *-—---4 _ Registration to Close Tonight for Primary In Prince Georges Registration for the Democratic and Republican primaries next Monday and the general elections in November will close at 9 o'clock tonight in the 44 Prince Georges County election precincts. All persons desiring to vote in either the primary or general elec tions are required to register if they have not already done so, Samuel A. Wyvill. president of the county board of election supervisors, pointed out. Non-voters registering for the first time, except those who became of age while residents of the county and who have lived within it since that time, must have declared their intention to vote last November in accordance with a county law requiring declaration of intentions one year prior to the general elec tions, Mr. Wyvill said. Veterans and other persons who have not listed their party affilia tions were warned last Week to check with election officials. Today is the final day to qualify for the primaries, although those registered but not affiliated with any party may still vote in the general elec tions, it was pointed out. Prospective voters desiring to transfer their precincts should go to the one where they are regis tered at present, receive a certificate showing they have been dropped from that precinct's books, and take it to the precinct of their present residence, Mr. Wyvill announced. This should be done today, he ! added. Orders to precinct registration officers went out yesterday for them to receive the official ballots, poll ing boxes and other equipment from the board of election supervisor's office in Upper Marlboro on Satur day, Mr. Wyvill said. Two New Bus Lines In Prince Georges Two new bus lines in Prince Georges County, one to provide through service between Ninth and Constitution avenue N.W. and heretofore unserved sections of Riverdale and the other to run be tween the Baltimore & Ohio Rail road Station. Riverdale. and the" Prince Georges General Hospital in Cheverly wall be inaugurated this Sunday, the Capital Transit Co. has announced. The new service to downtown will be designated as Route F-8 and also will terminate at the railroad station in Riverdale. It will follow’ the routing of the present Route F-2 Hyattsville-Col lege Park busline from District ter minal to Forty-second avenue and Oglethorpe street, Hyattsville, where it will turn north on Forty-second avenue to Colesville road, east to Baltimore boulevard, south to Riv erdale road, east to Rhode Island avenue and north to Queensbury road and the railroad station and return. “Short Line” Routes.” The F-2 and F-2 "short line” will continue on their present routes, a transit company spokesman said, except that the “short-line” route, which formerly terminated at Welles Pharmacy on the Baltimore boule vard. Riverdale, will turn east off the boulevard and follow the route of the new Route F-8 to the railroad station. Both the F-8 and F-2 “shortline” will be marked Riverdale, it was pointed out. North of Forty-secoed avenue and Oglethorpe street serv ice will be as frequent as at pres ent on the F-2 routings, the com pany said. Below that intersection service will be increased approxi mately one-third, it was said. Eight Trips Daily. The other proposed bus service will provide eight trips daily, run ning from the railroad station to Riverdale road, west to Baltimore boulevard, south to the Bladens burg Peace Cross, east on Defense highway to Landover road, east to Fifty-eighth street and south to the hospital. This service, the spokesman said, will be provided to render bus serv ice primarily to hospital employes and visitors for the present, and will operate only during certain hours until the proposed “master transportation plan” goes into ef fect after the Mount Rainier Branchville-Beltsville streetcar line is modernized this summer. Parking Rules Eased ForD. C. Physicians Physicians on emergency calls will be given wide latitude in parking on the strength of peach-colored courtesy cards issued yesterday by Maj. Harvey G. Callahan, superin tendent of police. The superintendent’s action was in response to a request by Dr. W. Mcr "ue Cobb, president of the Med.: Chirurgical Society. Dr. Cobb had charge of printing the cards and will distribute them to all accredited physicians. The cards are to be used only on emergency calls, it was stressed. \ State Homemakers' Club Council Elects This Afternoon Election of officers for the Mary land State Council of Homemakers’ Clubs this afternoon and a reception by Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of the University of Maryland, at 8 o'clock tonight, were to highlight activities today in the second session of the five-day gathering of the Maryland rural women's clubs at College Park. The meeting, being held at the University of Maryland, is the 20th annual one of the group. More than I. 000 Maryland women, most of them from rural areas, were registered yesterday for the course which ends Friday with a sightseeing trip to Washington, followed by a picnic supper in Rock Creek Park. The election of officers, including that of president to succeed Mrs. J. Homer Remsberg of Middletown, who is to preside this afternoon, will conclude a two-hour program which begins at 2 p.m. The reception to night in the Margaret Brent Hall at the university will follow a com munity song service in front of the library building at 7 p.m. Welcomed by Byrd. This morning the homemakres heard an address of welcome by Dr. Byrd and a talk by Representative Judd, Republican, of Minnesota. Dr. T. B. Symons, director of extension and dean of the college of agricul ture, presided. In his prepared address Mr. Judd said the future of Asia is "one of the most basic problems in our foreign relations." Among other speakers this morn ing were Miss Elizabeth Sweeney, editor of household equipment of McCall's Magazine, who discussed coming household items and their part in the rural kitchen, and Mrs. Annie E. Landau of Hagerstown, Md., who described her experiences during her escape from Germany in 1938. A-Bomb Talk Scheduled. A meeting also was held yester day by the Executive Board of the State Council of Homemakers' Clubs and the county council presi dents, and another by the official board of the State Rural Short Course Club. A vesper service conducted by the Rev. A. Powell Davies, minister of the All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington, was held last night in the armory. Tomorrow's program includes an address, “Blrd's-eve Glimpses of Other Lands.” by Representative Bolton, Republican, of Ohio, and a talk on "Peace and the Atomic Bomb,” by Dr. Mark Graubard of the university’s agriculture depart ment. Miss Venia M. Kellar, as sistant director of the extension service who is directing the five day course, will preside. The list of registrants from four Maryland counties include: CALVERT COUNTY. Mrs. Olivia Abell. Mrs. A. H. Bowen. Mrs. Alma Bowen, Mrs. Edward Bowen, Mrs. John Bowen, Mrs. Effie H. Boyd. Mrs. Florence E. Buchanan. Mrs. Oscar Carpenter, Mrs. George Dornbush, Peggy Duley. Mrs. Katherine Ebaugh, Mrs. Carrje E. Files. Mrs. Joseph W. Fowler. Mrs. Angela F. Harkness, Mary Lou Horsman.. Mrs. Thomas Horsman. Mrs. Lillian Henck. Mrs. May I. Jones, Barbara Kratz. Mrs.1 Edith O. Kratz. Mrs. J. D. Lyons. Shirley Lyons. Mrs. William F. Marquess, Mrs. William Norfolk. Mrs. Lawrence Pardoe. Be.tty Lee Prout. Mrs. William RoKar, Mrs. Henry Robinson, Mrs. Frances Soper. Mrs. Rella Ward, Mrs. Alberta Woodburn. Mrs. Harry Woodburn, Mrs. W. S. Williams. Jane Yoe. Mrs. Robert Knowles. AN!tE ARUNDEL COUNTY. Mrs. Carl B. Anacker. Mrs. William A. AtKins. Mrs. H. G. Benson. Mrs. Gertrude Bussey. Mrs. Elmer Cook, Mrs. Bernice Cummings, Mrs. Elizabeth K. Davis. Mrs. William T. Fifer, Mrs. Howard Ford. Mrs. Marguerite Gaither. Mrs. Joan Giddings. Mrs. Grover Grimes Mary Lou Halpine, Mrs. Loraine Harmans. Mrs. John Hoffmam Mrs. James E. Hopkins, Mrs. Carl B. Jacobs, Mrs. Anna E. Jenkins. Mrs. J. Waring Jones. Mrs. Frank Layton. Mrs. Helen Kramer. Mrs. Georgiana Linthicum. Mrs. Alice Martkies, Mrs. James Martines. Mrs. Eugene McIntyre. Mrs. Rob&pt Middleton, Mrs. Russell Moreland. Mrs. Harvey Myers. Mrs. Ruth M. Needling. Miriam F Par menter, Mrs. R. M. Pfeiffer, Mrs. Cecelia Roberts, Mrs. E. W. Sims, Mrs. Hattie A. Smith. Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart, Mrs. Ebbard Spurrier. Mrs. E. E. Steigler. Mrs. Mar garet Sykes, Mrs. Emma Taylor. Mrs. J. H. Wayson. Mrs. R. Earle Wayson, Mrs. Harry Wellener. Montgomery County. Mrs. Lawrence Allnutt. Mrs. Warren Blackwell. Mrs. Lura Burton, Mrs. P. A. Cbahupsky. Mrs. Coleman F. Cook. Mrs. John Cotton, Mrs. John Darby, Mrs. Esther Diller, Mrs. Robert A. Ellin. Mrs. Florence Garrett, Mrs. Elsie Haines. Mrs. James Henegar. Mrs. H. C. Hillerman, Mrs. Clark King. Mrs. Gerroa King. Mts. Alice Kinsey. Mrs. Katharine Koehue. Mrs. Charles Leadineham. Mrs. Nellie M. Lubn. Mrs. Evelyn Macintosh. Mrs. Jerry Hobbs. Mts. Lewis Hobbs. Miss Pearl Mar low. Miss Virginia McLuckie. Mrs. Harry C. Meem. jr.; Mrs. George H. Milne, Mrs. Leslie Mullican, Mrs. A. C. Munch. Mrs. Claude B. Norton, Mrs. Gladys O’Callag han. Mrs. J. T. O’Shaunessey. Mrs. Esther Peddicord, Mrs. Alex Plitt, Mrs. Edward A. Peters. Mrs. Arthur Smith. Mrs. Essie Stephens. Mrs. Charles Tipton. Mrs. Louise Thrift. Miss Edythe M. Turner. Mrs. Mau rice Unstead. Mrs. William Walker. Mrs. Ida Weeks. Mrs. Edwin West. Mrs. James Wilson, Miss M. Frances Wolfe. FREDERICK COUNTY. Mrs. Paul R. Ahalt. Miss Oneda Albaugh, Mrs. Ray S. Baer, Mrs. Guy E. Baker. Mrs. Wilbur W. Baker. Mrs. C. Eric Bergstrom, Mrs. Dt Edgar Bittle. Mrs. Allan Bowers. Mrs. J. W. Briscoe, Miss Marguerite Burgee, Mrs. R. Paul Buhrman. Mrs. Edwin Chris mer. Mrs. Millard C. Coblentz. Mrs. Walter B. Coblentz. Mrs. Roy L. Crum. Mrs. Audbrey Davis. Miss Loa Davis, Miss Anna L. Derr. Mrs. Elmer E. Dixon. Mrs. Virgil W. Doub. Mrs. John C. Engle. Mrs. G. Page Gardner, Mrs. b. Clark Gibson. Miss Virginia J. Hartman. Mrs. Edward F. Holter. Mrs. Carl Holtz. Mrs. William B. Jones, Miss L. Blanch Klein. Mrs. Ronald E. Kling. Mrs. Norman B. Lease, Miss Miriam L. Leitrr. Mr^ Howard M. Mayne. Mrs. Mary B McGolerick. Mrs. John McKee. Mrs. Amy R Munshour. Miss Dorothy Murphy, Mrs. Mary A. Pearre, Mrs. Howard Quinn. Mrs. Jesse Ramsburg, Mrs. Mahrle H. Ramsburg. Mrs. E. Earl Remsberg, Mrs. Charles Rems berg. Mrs. J. Homer Remsberg. Mrs. How ard Robinson. Miss Louise Sebold. Mrs. J. G. Shawbaker. Miss Jessie J. Shaw baker. Mrs M. I. Sollinger. Mrs. Nellie St rube. Miss Genevieve Thomas. Miss Pauline K. Toms, Mrs. John Wagerman. JJrs. Nan B. Weinbach. Mrs. Evelyn S. Wise. Mrs. Harry Wood. Miss Barbara Ann Young, Mrs. Morris Zentz. A Housing Project Site Acquired Near Rockville New Development To Double Size of Airport Started Transactions involving two adja cent farms totalling nearly 1,000 acres near Rockville are expected to provide Montgomery County with a large new housing development and more than double the size of Congressional Airport, it was re vealed today. Mrs. Mary Bradley Watkins said she has signed option papers with an agent for the sale of her 700 acre estate on the Rockville pike about one mile south of Rockville. Although she explained it was too early to discuss the project sale, it was learned that a corporation plans to construct one of the largest home developments ever attempted in the county. Problem of Rezoning. The only factor delaying the sale, it is understood, is the problem of ascertaining how much rezoning will be necessary and what diffi culties might be met in rezoning. The estate contains a 100-year-old Colonial mansion, a large barn, log cabin (which Mrs. Bradley uses as an artist studio, a tennis court, and a paved road leading about 500 yards from the highway to the house. Much of the land is culti vated although there also are heavily wooded sections on the property, in cluding towering old beech and oak trees. Meanwhile, Arthur C. Hyde, owner j of Congressional Airport, said he] is going ahead with plans to develop the approximately 150-acre former William Wagner farm, adjoining the Watkins estate, and the airport, which he has purchased. Air Freight Depot Denied. I At the same time he denied rumors i that he or any other organization | was attempting to develop a large | air freight depot in the area. Just how much of the Wagner farm will be incorporated into the airport, he said he does not know as yet, but surveyors are already at work and preliminary clearance of fencing and underbrush has been started. He plans eventually to construct two paved landing strips, although he feels the contour of the land would make any giant air terminal "a financially unsound proposition." The field has always been used for instruction and private flying. Lane Predicts Victory By'Comfortable'Edge In Maryland Primary By th« Associated Press BALTIMORE. June 18.—Mary land's primary campaign gained in tensity today as candidates employ-1 ed every aigument to sway voters i in Monday's primary. I A Democratic gubernatorial as pirant, W. Preston Lane, jr., yester- j day said he expected "to have a; comfortable margin in the State j convention" for his slate, which in cludes James J. Lacy for controller and Hall Hammond for attorney general. "Democratic organization forces j in Howard, Carroll, Cecil and Kent! Counties have indorsed our ticket,” i Mr. Lane said, “and so have two of | the three contending groups in Bal timore County. We believe the vot- j ! ers of all tliese-counties will give us their convention votes.” He added that his tickej was as sured the support of Western Mary land and at least four Baltimore City districts in addition to “other parts of the State.” J. Millard Tawes, another rank ing Democratic contender for the governorship, was described by Sen ator Tydings yesterday as the most experienced candidates. Senator Tydings said Mr. Tawes, as State controller, "has played a signal part in giving us efficient government, in reducing the State tax rate to the lowest figure in 100 years; to paying off the State's bonded indebtedness from $48,000. 000 to $21,000,000; to building up a large cash surplus in the treasury. ’ The third major Democratic can didate for the governorship, Repre sentative Baldwin, lashed out yes terday at what he termed "left wing elements” which he said “had gained control of the United ""’tes Government by assuming f 'Is of the old-line parties:” Clarendon Fire Depe „nt Elects Chinn Trustee Head A. C. Chinn, captain in the Clar endon (Va.) Volunteer Fire Depart ment, was elected president of the Board of Trustees of the organiza tion at the annual meeting in the firehouse last night. Others named H. F. Smith, re flected vice president; P. C. Charles, secretary; Roy Conner, treasurer; Julian L. Georgie, financial secre tary, and Andrew Clements, ser geant-at-arms. Chief Paul N. John son was re-elected to that office for the seventh time. Board members elected were L. K. Johnson, who installed the new officers; James Campbell and Wilbur Funk. • VISITING NURSE HEAD HONORED—Mrs. Virginia Pfalzgraf (left), executive director of the Alexandria Visiting Nurse Service, presents a dresser set to Mrs. Helen Rau, retiring president of the organization, while Alexandria’s Mayor William T. Wilkins looks on at a dinner given in honor of Mrs. Rau last night at the George Mason Hotel. Mrs. Rau, former Alexandria corre spondent for The Star, is moving with her family to Memphis, Tenn. —Star Staff Photo. -*-—-V _ *--— --■ Mathias Raps Letter Of Chillum District Democratic Club A circular letter of the Chillum District Democratic Club outlining the record of improvements to the area by the present county admin istration, today was bitterly an nounced by Bob Mathias, anti organization Democrat who seeks one of the party's nomination to the House of Delegates from Prince Georges County. He said projepts listed as future improvements are "perfidious prom ises" asking for support of candi dates indorsed by the State Central Committee. Mr. Mathias, a World War II veteran, said he had been given a negative answer to his request that Monday's primary "be open and uninfluenced so that the voters might select their own choice of the best men without State Central Committee pressure.” He charged that a $165,000 storm sewer project along Arundel road originally had been planned by the town as a $45,000 bridge project which would have been adequate. The expanded project was approved, he charged, because it benefitted the property of a member of an Ad visory Committee, ‘‘the indorsement of which was necessary to put the. project into effect.” Prank B. Smith, secretary of the i State Central Committee, declared:: "As to references to the projects \ of improvement installed and ap-; proved for Mount Rainier where he, involves me, I think it would be j better to obtain the information from the agency which has them in charge, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. The $165,000 storm water project where the Dis trict of Columbia storm water sewer ends on Eastern avenue, was in stalled with funds obtained from the Board of County Commissioners, the sanitary commission under its storm water authority, and one of the property owners. The part allocated to the District of Columbia has not been completed.” Mr. Mathias said projects listed for a $275,000 replacement of the Mount Rainier water pipe system and $45,000 flood elimination work in Mount Rainier are "mere cam-, paign oratory spread out one week | before election." Man Hit by Automobile Near Highway Bridge Dies John Curry, 39, colored, 900 block of F street S.W., died yesterday in Gallinger Hospital after being struck bjz an automobile Sunday on Mount Vernon boulevard near Highway Bridge. Park police listed the driver as Comdr. Whitfield Pressinger, U. S. N. R„ 46. of 2800 Woodley road N.W. Arthur B. Harding, 49. Greenbelt, Md„ collapsed while driving his au tomobile on F street near Eleventh street N.W. yesterday afternoon and before coming to a halt the vehicle ran along the sidewalk on the north side of F street, injuring one per son slightly and scattering shop ping crowds. The car stopped at Twelfth street after striking a traffic marker. The injured person was Estelle Alston, 37, of 1625 First street N.E., accord ing to police. She was treated at Emergency Hospital for back con tusions and released. Police said Mr. Harding appar ently collapsed from the heat. He was taken to a physician by his wife. Gordy Begins 51st Year With Salisbury Bank By the Associated Press SALISBURY, Md„ June 18.—Wil liam S. Gordy, jr., former Maryland controller, has begun his 51st year of service with the Salisbury Na tional Bank—where he started out as a cj^erk and rose to the presi dency. Mr. Gordy was presented with an embossed scroll from the bank’s Board of Directors, expressing ap preciation for his 50 years of service. Maryland Candidates Must Win State Convention Majority By the V'sociated Pr»s» BALTIMORE, June 18. — The popular vote in next Monday’s pri maries may not necessarily elect the candidates for Statewide offices and the Senate. The ballots which actuallly nomi nate the 'candidates of the two parties for the general election are \ the convention votes, at the nomi i nating convention held shortly after the primary. An aspirant for nomination may roll up a popular p) irality or even a majority—but under the Mary land system, he will lose the nomi nation unless he also leads in con vention votes. With several tickets in the field for each of the Democratic poets on 4 the November ballot, the popular vote might not mean nomination. Each county and each legislative district of Baltimore City will choose as many delegates for the nominat ing convention as it has members in the Maryland Legislature. For | example, Baltimore City legislative districts each have six members in I the House of Delegates and one I Senator representing them, or a total of seven seats. Each district, therefore, has seven convention votes. There are 152 votes in the nomi nating conventions. The delegates from each district cast ballots as a unit, for the candidate chosen by the voters in the primary election. The candidate does not need a majority of the convention votes. *v Alexandria Civic Leaders Honor Mrs. Rau at Dinner Alexandria civic leaders led by Mayor William T. Wilkins last night paid tribute to Mrs. Henry Rau, jr., 118 Wolfe street, retiring president of the Alexandria Visiting Nurse Service and correspondent for The Star for the last four years, at a farewell testimonial dinner in her honor in the George Mason Hotel. Mrs. Rau, who also served on the Alexandria Girl Scout Council, the Alexandria Community Chest Board of Directors and the Mayor’s War Housing Advisory Committee, is leaving for Memphis. Tenn., June 28, where her husband has been appointed to take charge of a paper company, after being in the office of the quartermaster general dur ing the war. Donald E. Jameson was toastmas ter. Other speakers included Mrs. Virginia Osborne Pfalzgraf. retir ing director of the Visiting Nurse Service, which Mrs. Rau helped to found in 1944; Dr. Thistle McKee of the service’s Board of Directors, Mrs. Frank A. Heileman. commis sioner of Girl Scouting in Alexan dria; Miss Robin Rau. 16-year-old daughter of Mrs. Rau, and Mrs. William Moor Kabler. Takoma Park Council Approves $22,560 Budget Increase The Town Council of Takoma Park. Md.. last night adopted an annual budget of £*36.960 for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and a real estate tax rate of $1.20, an in crease of 20 cents over last year. The new budget also was increased by $22,560 over the previous year. There was no protest against the increase from citizens attending the meeting. Estimated receipts for the next fiscal year are: Net return from gen eral taxes, $127,710: interest and penalties. $950: permits and miscel laneous. $900; back taxes. $250: Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties gas tax, $1,500: bank share and income tax. $5,000: dog tax. $650, for a total of $136 960. Estimated disbursements include: Office expenses, salaries, equipment.! etc., $11,450, including salary in-1 creases for town officials: police de partment, salaries. $8,160: clothing allowance, $960; new police car. $1,800; garbage, trash and ash col lection services, $22,725; street and traffic^ lights, $6,800: streets, main tenance, storm sewers and special improvements. $44,400; parks and playgrounds, $400; fire department, $13,200: Takoma Park Library Asso ciation, $5,500: salaries, retirements, miscellaneous. $4,619: reserve, $13,696. An appeal was made by former Councilman Joseph Martin for $1,500 above the estimate of $400 for park and playgrounds, for the Spring Park and Takoma Elementary School playgrounds. This may be taken from the reserve. The budget w-as presented by Councilman Millward C. Taft, who explained the report in detail prior to its adoption by the Council. Mrs. Edith Hayes, wife of Fire Chief Dewey Hayes, urged installa tion of a fire alarm system including about 15 fire boxes in the schools, hospitals and churches at an esti mated cost of $8,500. J. Wilson Dodd was reappointed town clerk and treasurer at a salary of $4,000, a slight increase over last year. It w'as the first meeting of the new Council and w’as presided over by Mayor Oliver W. Youngblood. 85 Housing Units Allotted To Alexandria Veterans The Alexandria Housing Authority last night announced that the Fed eral Public Housing Authority has agreed to provide 85 emergency pre fabricated housing units for vet erans on a Duke street site owned by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad. Robert S. Marshall, director of the Alexandria Authority, said ap proval of the site, for which the city will provide utilities, followed a conference with Oliver C. Winston, director of the FPHA general field office. City Manager Carl Budwesky estimated that the new development of 59 two-bedroom units and 26 one bedroom units should be ready in 60 days. Gasoline Blast Burns Maryland Road Worker Leroy Ford, colored, 34, Newburg, Md.. suffered first and second degree burns on the left arm and body yes terday in a gasoline explosion on the steamroller on which he was working near La Plata, Md. Officials at La Plata Hospital, where the State Roads Commission employe was taken, said the ex plosion occurred when some of the gasoline which he was pouring on the brake of the steamroller landed on the hot exhaust pipe. Fireman Faces Trial On Assault Charge; Pleads Not Guilty Carroll S. Atnipp, District fire man, faces trial June 27 on a charge of assault with intent to kill, result ing from a shooting early last month in which Norman Marti, members of No. 16 engine company, was wounded in the chest and arm. Atnipp, 5109 North Fairfax drive. Arlington, was indicted along with five others by an Arlington County grand jury yesterday. He entered a plea of not guilty and will appear before Circuit Court Judge Walter T. McCarthy. Other true bills returned were: Julia Hall. 48, colored, 2444 South Glebe road, Arlington, entered a not guilty plea to a murder charge and the case was set fbr July 8. Stanley O. Crawford, 36, 7002 South Barton street, Arlington, pleaded not guilty to a charge of criminal assault involving a 5-year old Arlington girl. The case will be heard July 9. Stanley W. Hawkins. 33. of 2600 South Fifteenth street, Arlington, pleaded not guilty to a hit-run charge, involving the injury of Hen ry G. Ennis, 11, of 1104 South Court house road, Arlington. The case was continued on defending coun sels motion until the Fall term of court. Ralph E. Burgess, 25, of 5886 North Fourteenth street, Arlington, plead ed guilty to a forgery’ charge and was referred to the probation officer for a report scheduled July 17. Joe Lewis, colored, pleaded guilty to a housebreaking charge. The case was referred to the probation officer. No true bill was returned by the grand jury against Edward C. Rich ardson. 46. of Sterling, Va„ on a charge of grand larceny. Fred H. Doe. 2019 North Pollard street, served as foreman of the grand jury W’hich also included Henry’ P. Graui, J. W. Stevens. Er nest Zimmerman. J. W. England and W. P. Tompkins. Candidates Answer Voters' League Quiz The three Democratic contenders for the Maryland senatorial nom ination and one of the three can didates for the Republican nomina tion are in agreement with respect to certain phases of the role this Nation should play in the United Nations, according to results of a questionnaire released yesterday by the Prince Georges County League of Women Voters. Senatorial aspirants replying to the questionnaire were John E. La Veck. Gov. O'Conor and Senator Radcliffe. all Democrats, and David J. Markey, Republican. W. Preston Lane. jr.. one of the three main Democratic candidates for Governor, and Thomas E. Cook and John M. Kennedy replied to the questionnaire. Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin of Baltimore, one of the two Republican candidates for Governor, refused to answer at this time, the report stated. Richard E. Lee, who opposed Rep resentative Sasscer for the latter's seat, was the only Democrat to reply to a series of eight questions. In the county commissioners' race, William A. Carson, Norman H. Col lins, Frederick M. Coxen, D. Leon ard Dyer. Thomas R. Freeman. Ramon Granados, Ernest M. Greer, Roland L. Nichols, all Democrats, and Philip F. Brooks and Herbert S. Freeman, Republicans, responded. Approval of one meeting of the commissioners each month in Hy attsville was approved by Messrs. Carson. Coxen, Dyer. Thomas Free man. Granados. Greer, Brooks and Herbert Freeman. Labor Chaplain Censured By Virginia Methodists By the Associated Press RICHMOND, Va„ June 18.—The Quarterly conference of Trinity Methodist Church, Smithfield. adopted a strongly worded resolu tion condemning the actions of the Rev. Charles C. Webber in creating a "disturbance" in the Smithfield Church and calling for the with drawal of his appointment as a “chaplain to organized labor,” it was disclosed here yesterday. The action was taken after the Rev. Mr. Webber recently sought unsuccessfully to address the Men’s Bible Class. The church's disclosure of the resolution followed closely an an nouncement that the First Meth odist Church of Charlottesville in its quarterly conference had adopt ed a resolution also asking with drawal of the appointment. The Rev. Mr. Webber's appear ance in the Smithfield Church came in the midst of a CIO drive to or ganize workers of the P. D. Gwalt ney, Jr. & Co. plant, a fight lost when the workers voted three days later, 87 to 27, against the union. Bethesda C. of C. Board Indorses Land Use Plan Offers Suggestions To Provide for Town's Expected Growth The master plan of land use for the Bethesda business district as proposed recently by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission was indorsed last night by the Board of Directors of the Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, with a number of amendments. The plan is a good one, the board believed, but does not make ade quate provision for the expected growth of Bethesda over the next 10 years. The commission’s plan proposed the commercialization of the Wood mont triangle, between Georgetown road and Wisconsin avenue, north to Rugby avenue. The chamber feels this commercialization should be extended north and west to Bat tery lane. The area designated for apart ments on the original plan is not sufficient, the chamber feels. It therefore recommends the rezoning to residential C of the tract of land lying between Brooke avenue and the Woodmont Country Club. A proposed street between Battery lane -and Auburn avenue is recom mended for elimination. Other Recommendations. The chamber also recommends the commercialization of that sec tion of Edgemoor lying west of Wisconsin avenue, between Hamp den lane and Georgetown road, to a point halfway between Wisconsin avenue and Arlington road. The other half of this tract east of Ar lington road is recommended for residential C. On the east side of Wisconsin avenue in the two blocks bounded by East-West highway, Waverly street and the railroad tracks, com mercialization is asked of what is now residential A property. The chamber concurred in the commis sion’s plan to zone for apartments on both sides of East-West highway to the parochial school on the north and one block beyond the parochial | school on the south. Apartment j zoning is also recommended for the [south side of Montgomery avenue | to a block beyond the parochial [ school. ' The present commercial status of ihe Miller tract on Arlington road, recommended by the park commis sion for apartment house use, should be maintained, the chamber feels. The owner of this land has definite plans for its commercial develop ment and a change in zoning would effect a hardship, it is pointed out. Parking Lot Stand Reversed. The shallowness of existing com mercial zoning on Wisconsin avenue and Georgetown road is deplored by the chamber and it is suggested that this be remedied in future applica i tion for deeper zoning in cases where large commercial develop ments make a greater depth desir able. Reversing its stand on public park ing lots, the chamber asked a recon sideration of the proposal made last year that public parking lots be' acquired and paid for locally, as is now the practice in Silver Spring. The temporary nature of some of the public parking lots now available is pointed out as one of the reasons for the chamber's reversal of policy. It is recommended that where the plan, as now constituted, would re sult in unreasonable hardships to individual property owners, such owners should be given the max imum of consideration and co operation. The recommendations for amend ments to the commission's plan were brought before the board by Wil | liam K. Hodges and Edward L. | Stock, jr. co-chairmen of the Com j mercial Development Committee. Walsh Resigns Post In Byrd Campaign In the face of sharp criticism, Charles J. Walsh, assistant super intendent of Arlington schools, an nounced today he is resigning as a precinct chairman in the Byrd Smith County Campaign Committee. Mr. Walsh's action followed an at tack by Frank L, Ball, jr., attorney, who charged: "If there was ever any doubt as to the fact that the school system of Arlington County is up to its ears in intraparty partisan politics, all such doubt was dispelled last week with the announcement of the ap pointment." Mr. Walsh, who declared he had no formal answer to make to Mr. Ball, insisted that he is "not inter ested” in politics and must devote his full time to his school duties. “I never had any intention of ac cepting the precinct post,” Mr Walsh said. "I just hadn't gotten around to resigning.” Police Court Hearing Set In Fatal Beltsville Crash The Beltsville automobile collision in which Miss Betty Ann Clem. Falls Church High School honor student was killed Sunday, will be the sub ject of a Hyattsville Police Court hearing June 27, provided those in jured in the crash are able to attend, Prince Georges County police an nounced today. Meanwhile, Dr. James I. Boyd, the county coroner, issued a certificate of accidental death in the case of Miss Clem. At Leland Memorial Hospital, Riverdale, it was reported that five others in the car with Miss Clem were in good condition today. They are Carlton Cotting, 16, driver; Jacqueline Fellows. 16: E. Wade Mc Carthy, 14: Knox Altman, 15, and Jean Byerly, 15, all of Falls Church. The station wagon in which they | were riding was in collision with | an Army truck. Bus Destroyed by Fire BOYCE, Va., June 18.—An Atlan tic Greyhound bus was destroyed by fire near here yesterday, several hours after stalling and after pas sengers, en route from Winchester to Washington, had been transferred to another bus. The fire broke out while repairs were being made to the fuel line.