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C. §l)e iJIr TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1946. Talks by Darden 0 And Hutchinson Slated Tonight Byrd Man to Address Rally as Opponent Makes Radio Appeal By the Associated Press Martin A. Hutchinson, Richmond attorney, seeking the Democratic nomination to the United States Senate in the August 0 primary, will make a radio campaign speech over a Virginnia network tonight, while former Gov. Darden, State cam paign manager for Senator Byrd, will carry his candidate’s campaign to Chesterfield Courthouse. Mr. Hutchinson’s address will be broadcast from station WRVA, Richmond, and over a network of stations at 10 p.m. His headquarters also announced that Ashton Dovell, Williamsburg, former Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, will speak on a State-wide radio hookup Thursday night in behalf of Mr. Hut chinson's candidacy. The hour of the broadcast was not announced. Mr. Darden is scheduled to speak before an Ashland gathering tomor row night in furtherance of Senator Byrd’s candidacy. Byrd Forces Active. Byrd forces were active last night, when Gov. Tuck addressed two meetings in Newport News and Mr. Darden made a Byrd campaign speech in Danville. These were in addition to Senator Byrd's usual Monday night radio address broad cast by transcription over a number of Virginia stations. Senator Byrd branded as a "lie” a purported PAC-inspired rumor that he once said a dollar a day "is enough for any man to earn," and vigorously denounced "despicable whispering campaigns.” He declared that the issue of "outside domination” was brought into the senatorial primary cam paign not by him but “by the public statements and efforts of outside labor leaders who are seeking to control the political affairs of Vir ginia.” Last Speech on Monday. Senator Byrd announced that he would make the last of his cam paign broadcasts next Monday night, the eve of the primary. Gov. Tuck, speaking at two New port News rallies, expressed the belief and hope that Virginia voters will return Senator Byrd to the Senate "with the most command ing majority ever accorded a can didate for public office in the State. He declared his opposition to "Virginians being dominated by any machine” and said he was "un alterably opposed, as I believe you are, to Virginians being dominated by a machine in the hands of John L. Lewis, Whitney or the CIO-PAC.” Darden Urges Re-Election. In a Byrd campaign address at Danville, former Gov. Darden said that with Virginia having one new Senator as a consequence of the death of the late Senator Glass, “It would be little short of tragic in this period of momentous is sues in Virginians turned against an experienced Senator of the ca pacity of Senator Byrd and sent two new Senators to Washington.” Meanwhile, Mr. Hutchinson ques tioned the distribution by the Vir ginia State Chamber of Commerce of a pamphlet based upon findings of the Byrd Senate Committee on •ovemmental Expenditures. In a letter to Verbon E. Kemp, •cecutlve secretary, Hutchinson asked to be advised “as to whether or not your organization is now actively campaigning on behalf of my op ponent.” Culpeper 'Night Owl' Gets Three Years for Extortion By the Associated Press RICHMOND, Va., July 30.— George Eugene Bowen. 19, self styled “night owl” of Culpeper, who pleaded guilty to charges of at tempting to extort $500 from John Apperson, Culpeper, was placed on probation for three years by Judge Robert N. Pollard in Federal Dis trict Court yesterday. An FBI agent who arrested the youth testified that Bowen admitted that he attempted to extort the money in order to buy four new tires for his automobile. John M. Lewis, Culpeper farmer and neighbor of Bowen, testified that the youth enjoyed an excellent reputation In his home community, and Mr. Apperson himself expressed the hope the court "would do what is best for the young man.” Arlington Jewish Center Installs Harry Goldstein Harry Goldstein has been installed as president of the Arlington Jewish Center, it was announced today. Dr. Ira Sud, rabbi of the center, also announced the following officers: C. Edward Goldberg, first vice president; Albert Kramer, second vice president; Mrs. Julius Okin, recording secretary; Albert Butler, corresponding secretary; Marvin Levenberg, financial secretary, and Samuel Friedman, treasurer. Trustees are Henry Greene, Julius Coen, Louis Buchsbaum, Moe Mar cus and Sol Cohen. $160,000 Damages Asked For Assault on Steamer Two suits asking total damages of $160,000, growing out of a criminal assault August 5, 1945, on a 53-year old Norfolk woman passenger on the Norfolk-Washington steamer Meteor were filed yesterday in Federal Dis trict Court at Norfolk against the steamship agency of Dichmann, Wright & Pugh and George C. Hudgins, master of the ship, the As sociated Press reported. Jack Lester Barnes, a 24-year-old colored steward on the vessel, was convicted of the crime last October In Prince Georges County Circuit Court and sentenced to hang. An appeal is pending before the Su preme Court. Joint suits were filed by Mrs. Fred erick M. Weade, the passenger, and her husband. Mrs. Weade asks for >100,000 damages, her husband asks >50,000 and Mrs. Robert L. Stine meyer, 1300 block of Euclid street N.W., who shared the stateroom rith Mrs. Weade, is suing for $10, >00 damages. CAMP RITCHIE, MD—GUARD ENCAMPMENT OPENS —Some of the men in the 9th State Guard Battalion, with headquarters in Hyattsville, received rifle instructions yesterday from their battalion sergeant-major, M/Sergt. Harvey A. Stein, Hyattsville, as the Guard encamp ment opened at Camp Ritchie, Cascade, Md. In the front row (left to right) are S/Sergt. Charles T. Edmondson, Hyattsville; S/Sergt. Norman F. Briggs, Berwyn; Pvt. Wilson McCarthy, 1736 Columbia road N.W., and Corpl. R. M. Shoemaker, Hyattsville. Second row: First Sergt. Raymond J. Nolan, Hyattsville, and Sergt. Edward P. Thomas, Ashton, Md. Relaxing in their barracks after their first day on the drill field are members of the 7th Bat talion, with headquarters in Silver Spring. Left to right: Pvt. Raymond Pumphrey, Lt. P. H. Lenhart, Pvt. John Wright, Pvt. Eugene Burriss and Corpl. Lloyd Bowers, all of Silver Spring. There are about 1,500 men at the camp, about 300 from Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties. Gov. O’Conor is scheduled to make an inspection of the troops Thursday. —Star Staff Photos. — .1 ..- ^ _ _ _ _ __ ____ Medley Rejects Ball's Proposal He Run for Glass Term in Senate State Senator William D. Medley, Arlington, today had rejected a sug gestion that he seek nomination at the Democratic State Convention, September 5, as a candidate in No vember to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Carter Glass. A second development in the po litical scene in nearby Virginia was the refusal by Circuit Judge Walter T. McCarthy to issue an injunction to Frank L. Ball, jr., who contested the qualifications of 43 of the 62 candidates to the Arlington County Democratic Convention. Mr. Ball sought to restrain Chair man J. Maynard Magruder of the County Democratic Committee from certifying to Chairman Maynard Carslisle of the Electoral Board the names of the 43 candidates who, as contended, failed to have the signa tures of 25 qualified voters within their own respective precincts. Mr. Ball contended that inasmuch as four delegates are to be elected from each of Arlington’s 11 precincts, their petitions bearing signatures should be from qualified voters within the respective precincts of the candidates. Judge Cites Resolution. Judge McCarthy, however, stated! tha petition for an injunction would 1 be denied inasmuch as the resolu-1 tion of the Democratic Executive Committee stating the qualifica tions of candidates was clear as to requirements. Shortly before Mr. Ball appeared in Circuit Court yesterday, Mr. Magruder certified the list of 63 candidates to the Electoral Board and W'rote Mr. Ball that the Demo cratic Committee had turned down his protest. It w'as Mr. Ball, himself a candi-; date to the county convention, who earlier proposed that Senator Med-! ley be nominated to the United States Senate. Mr. Ball said the; Arlington State legislator was the; one candidate who could unify all; factions within the party. He said that, if elected, he would propose to the county convention a resolu-; tion instructing the delegates to! the State convention to cast Arllng-1 ton’s 35 votes for Senator Medley, as the Glass successor. Senator Medley, who is most prominently mentioned as the pos-; sible 8th district successor to Rep resentative Smith in the event the latter should enter the senatorial1 race after the primary, issued the! following statement: “If my name should be presented at the Arlington County Demo cratic Convention I will immediately request its withdrawal from con sideration.” Ball Supports Hutchinson. Mr. Ball, who is actively support ing the candidacy of Martin A. Hutchinson for the seat now held by Senator Byrd, which also is to be filled in November, will speak at 7 o’clock tonight over station WPIK, Alexandria. Mr. Hutchinson will make several appearances in nearby Virginia Thursday, w'hich will be climaxed by a rally sponsored by a committee for his election headed by former House of Delegates Member Maurice D. Rosenberg. Mrs. Elizabeth Chilton Murray, primary opporient of Representative Smith for the latter’s seat, will speak this afternoon at various community centers in Arlington. She has charged that she has been denied use of her sound truck for campaign speeches in Culpeper, but will visit that community and attempt to speak there Thursday, returning to Arlington Friday, Sun day and Monday, and spending Sat urday in Alexandria. Murder Suspect Is Moved To Prevent Mob Violence By Hie A #sociated Pres* WYTHEVILLE. Va., July 30.— Julius Munsey, 28-year-old Bluefleld man charged with the highway murder of Fred A. Vaughan, Wythe ville taxi driver, Friday night, was secretly moved to Roanoke Saturday night in order to prevent possible mob violence. Sheriff J. M. Sutherland last night confirmed the transfer of tyunsey to Roanoke. He said his officers had heard “some talk” of possible re prisals against Munsey and that he was moved as a precautionary measure. A premliminary hearing for Mun sey will be held in Wythevllle i Thursday. I Mr. Vaughan, an ex-service man, was buried Sunday. Boy Drowns Near Elkridge Charles G. Dickens, 14, colored, of Baltimore was drowned yester day while swimming in the Pataps co River near Elkridge, Md. His body was recovered by State troop ers who said he had fought off the efforts of companions to rescue him. Moncure Is Elected New Chairman of Arlington PUC R. C. L. Moncure, East Palls Church, was elected chairman of the recently-reorganized Arlington Public Utilities Commission at a meeting last night in the court house. Clifton G. Stoneburner, county engineer, was named secretary. Chairman Edmund D. Campbell of the County Board, who initiated action several years ago to revitalize the commission, addressed the newly-appointed members and made suggestions as to some Of the matters they might desire to study. He said it was his desire that the Public Utilities Commission func tion as an independent group and that, as an advisory body, it make its recommendation direct to the County Board which has the legal authority to act. Among projects mentioned for possible study we* - proposed change to natural gas by the Rosslyn Gas Co. thus changing the metering standard from cubic feet to thermal units; a review of electric rates in effect in Arlington and the pos sibility of adding cross-country bus service to lines already existing. Alexandria Man Named Acting Fisheries Head •y fhf Anociotad Praia RICHMOND, Va., July 30 —Wil liam S. Snow, Alexandria, was des ignated yesterday as acting execu tive director of the State Commls I sion of Game and Inland Fish eries, succeeding Talbott E. Clarke, who re signed Sunday because of ill health. Announcement of Mr. Snow's designation was made in Taze well by Beverley S. Stras, chair man of the com 1 mission, who praised Mr. Clarke’s serv ices. Mr. Sn«v. Mr. Stras said that Mr. Snow will direct the affairs of the commission until that body can select a new executive director. Mr. Snow, a member of the com mission, is a former judge of the Alexandria Civil and Police Court. Virginia Baptists Open Sunday School Assembly By tf# A -.%eciat«d Pr«ss MASSANETTA SPRINGS. Va . July 30—The 38th annual Virginia Baptist Sunday School Conference opened here last night with 500 delegates registered for the week long meeting. Dr. J. B. Hill. Richmond, secretary and director of the conference, said | it was expected that this will be the largest Sunday school confer ence ever held by Baptists in Vir ginia. The sessions will continue through Sunday. The opening session featured an address by Dr. J. M. Dawson, Waco, Tex., recently elected public rela tions secretary of the Southern i Baptist Convention to represent the! renomination in Washington. Firemen's Auxiliary Names Committees a) Hillandale Appointment of committees for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hillan dale (Md.) Volunteer Firemen’s As sociation was announced yesterday by Mrs. Mildred Edwards, president, as follows: Social Committee, Mrs. Ina Grant, chairman; Mrs. Alice Disney, Mrs. Hubert I^tkin, Mrs. Edmund B. Dor see, Jr. Membership, Mrs. Mary Welch, chairman; Mrs. Katherine DeNeane, Mrs. Herman Dilg, Mrs. Salvatore CToria, Mrs. Frank 8. Caprio and Mrs. Helen Bamum. Contingent Committee, Mrs. Marie Harris; Cards, Mrs. Bamum and Mrs. Grant, and publicity, Mrs. Ann Briggs. 1 Vi-Pound Baby Gjrl Survives in Baltimore ■y the A.uociat«d frm BALTIMORE, July 30.—The sur vival of a premature baby girl, weighing only a pound and a half at birth, was disclosed at the pre mature nursery of the Johns Hop kins Hospital. Hospital officials said the infant the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Liddick of Harrisburg, Pa., was bom at the hospital and admitted to the nursery home May 12. The baby now weighs 4 pounds and IS ounces, officials said. Maryland State Guard Enters New Training Phase at Ritchie By Qeorge Beveridge Star Staff Correspondent CAMP RITCHIE, Md.—July 30. —A vastly changed Maryland State Guard today entered the second training phase of what will probably be its final annual field encampment at the spot in the rolling hills near Cascade. Some 1.500 volunteers, including more than 300 from nearby Wash ington arrived Sunday at the Army abandoned camp from all parts of the State, and yesterday began the first classes in a six-day program of field training. They will remain until: Sunday. The purpose for which the Guard was formed in 1941—to replace the mobilized Maryland National Guard —is becoming obsolete with plans well under way to re-establish the permanent National Guard organi zation. By next year it is expected the State Guard will be merged with the National Guard. Decrease in Discipline. Gone from this year’s encampment is the extensive instruction schedule that helped train 11,000 men for the armed forces during the war. En listed men say there 1s a noticeable decrease in t.he amount of discipline; that was needed to carry on pro-; grams in past years. A principal aim during me war years, according to Maj. Gen. Dwight H. Mohr, commander of the Guard, was to point toward training that would benefit men after they went into service. At the same time, the organization produced military police detachments that furnished full-time guard duty at buildings and along transportation linea of military and public safety impor tance. Now the emphasis has shifted to riot duty and "domestic disturbance" training, he said, with a majority of the encampment time devoted to rifle range practice and supervised athletics. “And we re ready to take the field now in any domestic emer- j gency that might arise,” Oen. Mohr declared. Increase In Teen-Agers. Few of the volunteers were World War II veterans, but there was a large increase in the number of ’teen-agers. Pvt. John Wright, 16, of 9922 Lorain avenue, Silver Spring, and Pvt. Raymond T. Pumphrey, 16, of 10106 Brunette avenue, Silver Spring, were typical examples. Both juniors at Montgomery-Blair High School, they commented that “this is really the life.” Another example was Pvt. Wilson McCarthy, 18, of 1736 Columbia road N.W. “I’ll graduate from Central High next year, and then I want to en list,” he said. “I figure this is swell training.” On the other side were such vet erans as Sergt. Raymond J. Nolan, 47. of 4919 Fifty-fifth place, Hyatts ville, an attorney in the division of personnel of the State Department, who left the Marine Corps as a mas ter gunnery sergeant in 1926. Veteran of Two Wars. Pvt. R. D. Trussell, 48, was a vet eran of two wars and saw duty with both the Army and Navy. Entering the Army in 1915, he served with the 3d Infantry on the Mexican border and later served for several months in European waters with the Navy. He again enlisted In the Army in July, 1942, serving with a military police battalion in this country until he was discharged in April of the following year. A resi dent of 3529 Porter street N.W., he recently moved to Washington from Forest Glen, Md. "The younger boys are sort of taking over this year,” one officer said. "During the war the Guard was largely hefci down by us older men—it was our contribution, but now we can turn it back to the boys.” The nearby units participating in exercises included the 7th Battalion, composed of four companies and a headquarters detachment from Sil ver Spring, Kensington and Fred-; erick, and the 9th Battalion, with' three companies and a detachment; from Hyattsville, Laurel and An-; napolis. Lt. Col. E. Brooke Lee,1 8081 Georgia avenue. Silver Spring,; commands the 7th and Lt. Col. Cae sar L. Aiello, of 5219 Forty-second place, Hyattsville, the 9th. Acting Commanders. Both the officers were absent yes terday, and acting commanders were Maj. Charles V. Joyce, 6101 Forest road, Cheverly, Md., heading the 9th and Capt. Mark Patterson, of 404 Edgew'ood avenue, Silver Spring. Principal ceremony of the week will be held on Thursday afternoon. wrhen Gov. O’Conor will visit the camp. Activities scheduled at that time include a track meet, a demon stration of sharpshooting by a rep resentative of the Remington Arms Co. and a 30-minute radio broad cast, to be carried over several Maryland stations. Taxi Curbs Dropped j To Ease Bus Strike j ty *h» Assoctottd Pratt DANVILLE. Va„ July 30.—City | officials moved today to enable local! and outside taxicabs to offer in creased service to Danville residents with this city's bus transportation at a standstill. Safety Director E. F. Bragg an nounced last night that taxicabs w’ould be permitted to use bus stops, normally banned by city ordinance, during the strike of bus drivers of the Danville Traction <5t Power Co. Mr. Bragg said also that the city would grant temporary permits to taxicabs from nearby areas in an effort to increase transportation facilities during the emergency. The bus drivers, members of the United Motor Drivers, CIO, stopped work yesterday, and a spokesman of the local chapter of the union charged the company with “coercive action.” The current contract be tween the company and union members will expire at midnight tomorrow’. Negotiations on a new contract were broken off last Friday. Flight Doctor Speaks Dr. L. G. Lederer, head of the medical department of Pennsyl vania Central Air Lines, spoke on "Aviation Medicine” before the Alexandria Rotary Club in th« George Mason Hotel this afternoon. CANDIDATES’ NIGHT AT ROCKVILLE CARNIVAL—Arch Mc Donald (left), Democratic candidate for Congress from the 6th Maryland district, and Representative Beall (right), Republican incumbent who is seeking re-election, get set for a race on the merry-go-round at the carnival sponsored by the Rockville Izaak Walton League and the Rockville Lions Club. Clayton Gasque (center), general chairman of the Carnival Committee, holds the starting gun. The carnival ends Saturday. —Star Staff Photo. Ruling Denies Relief To Evicted Tenants In OPA Interim Tenants evicted since the tem porary demise of OPA June 30 and prior to its "rebirth" Saturday can not obtain relief from the Federal rent control offices, Frank E. Taylor, area rent director for Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties, dis closed In a series of questions and answers on problems connected with the recent lapse of Govern ment controls. If an eviction notice was issued during the interim period but has not compiled with and the landlord failed to notify OPA, the tenant is not required to move, however, until OPA requirements are met. Citing the hypothetical instance of a tenant who rented an apart ment during the interim period and paid a deposit of $100, the director stated that the deposit must be re paid the tenant within 30 days from last Saturday. Instances where new premises were first made available to rental during the interim period were listed and the landlord will be re quired to register with OPA within 30 days of last Saturday. If premises first were rented June 15, however, the registration must occur within 15 days from last Saturday. “A landlord who first rented a dwelling unit during June, 1946, must register within 30 days of the first renting, not counting the num ber of days between July 1, 1946, and July 26, 1946, inclusive," the statement declares. If a person legally was evicted during the interim period and a new tenant occupies the premises,: the evicted tenant can not now regain possession under OPA regu- I latlons. The statement also states that no refunds ean be claimed through OPA of rentals already paid in excess of ceilings if such rents were paid during the interim period. D. C. Area Polio Cases Reach Total of 24 The total of infantile paralysis cases in the District area has reached 24, it was revealed today with the reporting of one case each, in Prince Georges and Arlington Counties and in Alexandria. The District Health Department reported the new victims are a 6- j year-old boy living in the 300 block of North Irving street, Arlington, and a 6-year-old girl from the 400 block of Prince street, Alexandria. The Prince Georges Health De partment reported that a 20 month-old boy living in the 3800 block of Tiilrty-ninth avenue, Col mar Manor, is the county’s 14th case this year. All three victims are at Children's Hospital. These cases were in addition to two others announced yesterday, a 7-year-old boy from McLean, Va„ and an 18-year-old girl from Palls Church. Of this total only two have been reported from the District. Last year at this time 26 cases had been re ported form nearby areas and 25 from .the District. hncastle Mother Paces Murder Charge in Shooting ^ By tl«* Associated Pr*ss "FINCASTLE, Va„ July 30.—Com monwealth’s Attorney Philip Kohn of Botetourt County said yesterday a charge of murder has been placed against Mrs. Lilly McDaniel Wilch er, 45-year-old widow and mother of several children, in the fatal shoot ing of Cecil Teaford, 42, of Eagle Rock in front of Teaford’s home Saturday night. Mrs. Wilcher is being held in the Botetourt jail here. Mr. Teaford’s 11-year-old daugh ter, Mary, was shot in the head during the affray and was treated at a Clifton Forge Hospital. Mr. Kohen said* that Mrs. Welcher had signed a statement admitting that she shot Mr. Teaford after an argument over some money she claimed he owed her. Park Unit Approves Platform at Bus Stop The National Capital Park and Planning Commission has agreed to the City of Alexandria’s request for construction of a waiting plat from for bus passengers at the in tersection of Bashford lane and the Mount Vernon Memorial boulevard, but has disapproved the city's re quest for authority to erect a traffic ! light at the intersection, it was announced today. Harry Thompson, assistant super intendent of the park group, said that Federal funds for the platform are available and work will start in the near future. Virginia Commission Hearing Set Friday On Milk Prices The Virginia Milk Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at Richmond to give further study to consumer producer milk prices in the Arling ton-Alexandria market area along with other areas of the State. The commission announced ap proval of an increase in the mini mum prices of two cents per quart to consumers and 75 cents per hun dredweight to producers for milk containing four per cent butterfat in 15 Virginia markets as a result of the discontinuance of Federal pro ducer's subsidies July 1. Also changed was the Frederick burg, Tappahannock-Warsaw area where the increase to producers was 30 cents per hundredweight with a three-cent retail increase per quart, the Associated Press reported. The prices to producers and con sumers in the markets on which the commission rendered decisions yes terday Include the following: Staunton - Waynesboro, Harrison burg - Bridgewater, Luray - Shenan doah-Elkton and Front Royal-Stras burg-Middletown, was $5.05 and 17 cents giving a uniform price schedule in this Shenandoah Valley area. The new schedules effective August 1 will call for no increase above present prevailing prices except in Martinsville. The increases in min imum prices represent increases over the price that prevailed on these markets on June 30 when OPA ex pired. The hearing for the marketing areas, including Arlington-Alexan dria, to be held Friday will be to study increased retail'prices of three cents per quart since the expiration of Federal subsidies and OPA. Dog to Be Featured At Livestock Show A sheep herding demonstration by "Pete” a sheepdog that placed third in the first North American Sheepdog Field Trials at Staunton recently, will be featured at the sixth annual Poolesville Livestock Show Saturday, it was announced today by Ellis Roberson, president of the Poolesville Chapter, Future Farmers of America. The dog is owned by John Lock wood, herder at the Spring Valley Herford Farm in upper Montgomery County. Beginning with judging at 9:30 am., the show will continue through the day with a horse pulling contest and greased pig chase included on the program. Chairmen of various departments are Doug Roberson, draft horses; Earle Nicholson, dairy cattle; Nevin Hoffacker, swine; Jack Rutter, beef cattle and Charles Ricketts, sheep. Leland Clark heads an entertain ment committee and Charles FVitz is acting supervisor of the fair. Charles Davis, chairman of a special premiums committee said $2S rash would be awarded each of tht winners in the horse pulling con tests in the light and heavy classes Exhibitors and contestants will b< limited to Montgomery Countj farmers. Woman Democrats Plan Supper at Silver Spring Plans for the annual supper ol the Women’s Democratic Club ol Silver Spring, to be held August 22 were made last night at a meeting of the General Committee at th< Silver Spring county building. Approximately 1,000 persons wil be invited to the affair, which wil be held as usual at the estate ol Lacy Shaw, Meadowwood, neai Colesville. The supper will mark the opening of the Democratic cam paign for the November election. Mrs. William E. Bowman head! the comrplttee in charge. Donations by Children Aid Hospital Campaign Contributions of $187, donated ii the name of 4-year-old "Maste: Philip Bell,” 120 Irving street S.W. and $87, the proceeds of a back-yarc carnival by five other youngsters last week, helped bring yesterday’s Childrens Hospital fund receipts to $972. Rear Admiral C. R. Train, h charge of the drive to raise $1,300,00( for construction of new facilities fo the hospital, also received a $l,50i pledge from the Kiwanis Club yes terday. More than $910,500 has beei cbntributed so far. Burke Wins Legion Post Raymond A. Burke of My Mary land Post, No. 126, Seat Pleasant was nominated without oppositioi to be first vice commander fo: Southern Maryland of the State de partment of the American Legion a a caucus of Southern Maryland del egates in the Hyattsville * Armor yesterday. Capital Transit Admits Plans to Scrap Carline Buses Slated for Benning Road Area, Merrill Tells PUC Less than four hours after Dis trict Highway Director H. C. White hurst had called on the Capital Transit Co. to admit publicly it in tends to abandon the Benning road carline in the Northeast section in favor of buses, the company late yesterday informed the Public Utili ties Commission it plans to substi tute buses for streetcars on the line east of Fifteenth street N.W. Announcement of the change, which company officials declined to confirm at a public hearing before the commission yesterday morning, was signed by E. D. Merrill, transit company president. Yesterday’s hearing was held to obtain the views of citizens in the Northeast section on a transit com pany proposal to supplement the present carline with rush-hour ex press bus service on the Sheriff road and Capitol View lines to Eleventh and H streets NW. See Store* By-Passed. The supplementary service was opposed by the Northeast Business men’s Association on the ground an estimated $5,000,000 business invest ment along H street N.E., built along the carline, might be by-passed. As sociation representatives said they felt it would be only the forerun ner of an attempt to substitute buses for the carline itself. When Louis L. Bowdler, repre sentative o fthe association, asked if this were not to be the case, Dean J. Locke, staff engineer of the tran sit company and principal company witness at the hearing, would say only that the proposed bus service was supplementary to the streetcar line. It was then that Capt. Whitehurst, an observer at the hearing, rose to call on .the transit officials to an nounce their intentions publicly. This they refused to do at the time, saying that the hearing was concerned only with the supple mentary service proposal. Capt. Whitehurst added he had a definite interest in knowing what the company’s intentions were con cerning the steetcar tracks on H street NJE., since the street is to be repaved in the near future. In his statement to the commis sion later in the day Mr. Merrill said: "It appears to us that the pro posed extension of the Sheriff road and Capitol View lines into the ; downtown area, as proposed by the company this morning constitutes the best present solution to congest ed transfer conditions at Thirty sixth street and Benning road N.E., i and it has been our thought that ; this should be undertaken as j promptly as is reasonably possible in ! order to improve our service to the patrons involved in that transfer, regardless of later plans for substi I tuting buses on the line as a whole. "The company now states that ib plans to substitute buses for street cars on the Benning road line east of Fifteenth street N.W. as soon as the buses can be obtained and the rerouting of such buses can be de termined." Routes 10 and 12 Involved. This plan would reduce one of the longest carlines in the city to a small fraction of its length. The routes involved are Nos. 10 and 12. [Route 10 cars leave Rosslyn, at the Virginia end of Key Bridge, and go eastbound on M street, Pennsyl vania avenue, New York avenue, K street, Massachusetts avenue and H street N.W., continuing in the North [ east section along H street, Benning road and Minnesota avenue, and then splitting in two to end at Ken ilworth and Seat Pleasant. Route 12 cars travel the same route, but have their western terminus at Washing ton Circle. Under the plan, the only section of the line remaining would be from Fifteenth street and New York ave nue N.W. to Washington Circle and Rosslyn. ! The proposal has yet to be filed formally with the PUC. School Forum to Hear Maryland U. President Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of the ! University of Maryland, and Dr. i Thomas G. Pullen. State superin tendent of education, will speak tonight at the Maryland School Building Institute. The three-day forum, which opened at the university yesterday, jis focusing its attention on the re jlation of school buildings to educa tional programs and community needs. Other speakers at today’s session will be Dean H. F. Cottermaa of the university faculty and superin tendent of State agricultural educa tion, and O. J. Belie, superintendent of musical education in Baltimore I County. Maternity Clinic Is Set At Montgomery School Special Dispatch to Th« Star ROCKVILLE, Md., July 30.—For residents of the Scotland area and part of the Potomac section of Montgomery County a maternity clinic will be held at 9:30 a.m. to morrow at Scotland School. A number of prenatal patients and children are to be immunized ' against diphtheria and smallpox. i;The clinician will be Dr. George 1 Spence, Silver Spring. Maryland Draft Quota : Is 613 for September By th« Associated Pr#»» BALTIMORE, July 30.—The Sep I tember draft quota in Maryland, . first since the draft holiday was ) declared two months ago, calls for . 613 men. , Col. Henry C. Stanwood, State director of selective service, said the quota will be made up largely of men who have held occupational deferments. ♦ ; Virginia Veteran Drowns CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July ■ 30 (*).—Fred T. James, 24, one of ; four Charlottesville brothers, all vet ■ erans of World War II, drowned ’ Sunday while boating on Albemarle Lake near White Hall.