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WASHINGTON AND VICINITY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1916. B TwoWild Chases Mark Outbreak Of Speeding One Driver Strikes Police Scout Car At Traffic Light A new outbreak of irresponsible driving was reported today by Washington and Maryland police, despite the action taken by the Commissioners yesterday to revoke permanently the driving licenses of motorists convicted of exceeding 39 miles per hour twice within a year. Less than 12 hours after the Com missioners put new teeth in the District's traffic laws by stiffening penalties for speeders, two wild chases occurred here involving fugitive speeders and police cars. One chase led police through the! Northwest section last night in pur suit of the driver who sideswiped a 10th precinct police scout car, col lided with a bus and finally crashed into a tree in a car that had been reported stolen. Patrolman arrested a man iden tified as Harold Maxwell, 24, col ored, of the first block of R street N.E.. said to be driver of the auto mobile. He was overtaken in an alley near Eleventh and Irving streets N.W., police said. Charged on Two Counts. Police charged Maxwell with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, not pos sessing a District drivers' license and unauthorized use of an auto mobile. His captors. Patrolmen Thomas E. Slocum and Alfred W. Shutta. said they spotted the stolen car at' Eleventh and Euclid streets N.W , when it stopped for a red light. They pulled the scout car alongside; in an effort to pin the car to the curb, the policemen said. When the driver saw the scout car. he sped away, striking the side ofj the police car and inflicting bruises on Pvt. Shutta's leg and hip. it was j reported. The officers said they chased Maxwell north on Eleventh street for several blocks until the stolen car struck the bus. careened off and slammed into the tree. The officers said Maxwell fled on foot, but was cornered in the alley. The second pursuit began when Prince Georges County police heard a screaming exhaust whistle on an ] automobile operated by Clarence Ransom, 27. Hillside. Md., as he j allegedly sped past the police car: on Marlboro pike. Twelfth precinct! police joined in the chase when Ran-: som's car crossed the District line,! police said, and the motorist even tually was apprehended at Cedar' Kill Cemetery. He was charged j with illegal use of an exhaust] whistle and released in $300 bond. Milk Truck Hits Tree. In another traffic case, a milk truck skidded while making a tutu, ran up on the sidewalk at Eight eenth street between E and F streets N.W., and struck a tree, according to police. The truck driver, listed as Frank Gibson, colored, 28. of 4901 Alabama avenue S.E., suffered minor head cuts. He was charged with failing to give full time and at- i tention to his driving. Traffic Court Judge Aubrey j Fennell recessed his court at an j unusually early hour yesterday for the second consecutive day. All cases were disposed of before the: noon recess, whereas sessions gener ally carry' well into the afternoon. | Court attaches said business had been unusually light since the cur rent drive started. Police arrested 35 motorists for speeding in the past 24 hours, 17 of them charged with exceeding 40 miles per hour. Under new regula tions, the 17 face 30-day permit suspensions, and if they are con victed of the offense again within a year, they can be deprived of their driving license for six months or lose them permanently. Since the new regulations went Into effect, 486 persons have been arrested for speeding, 240 of them! charged with exceeding 40 miles; per hour. Only One Try Another in a series of jogs for lagging memories regarding Dis- j trict traffic laws. Car “A’’ is moving in left lane,' contrary to regulations, since a left turn is not planned. Car "B” passes at right without sounding horn.j There is no other traffic light in the vicinity. Should Car “B” have: 1. Sounded horn as it passed at right? 2. Sounded horn and hoped for Car "A” to be reasonable and move to right? 3. Proceeded as it did in order not to disconcert Car "A” with horn? Answer 2 is right. Section 25, par agraph (b), of the traffic and motor vehicle regulations states, in pert: “The driver of a vehicle overtak ing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the highway until safely clear on the overtaken vehicle: provided, that when vehicles on the roadway are moving in two or more sub stantially continuous lines, the ve hicles in one such line overtaking or passing the vehicles in another line may pass either on the right or left, and driver overtaking and pass ing upon the right of another vehicle may do so when a vehicle on the left is making or is about to make • left turn. • • *” CYCLING PIANIST AIDS CANCER DRIVE—Mitchell Sadewitz, Brooklyn music teacher and concert pianist, was pedaling about Washington today on a 2,000-mile cycle tour to publicize can cer-prevention campaigns. He rode 15,000 miles in behalf of WarTSond drives and now is distributing leaflets stressing im portance of early diagnosis of the disease. —Star Staff Photo. Montgomery to Hire Accident Specialist For Traffic Study The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners yesterday author ized the employment of a specialist in accident prevention to make a study of county traffic. Chief of Pojice H. Leslie Carlin said the man, to be hired for tem porary work, is employed by the National Association of Chief of •Police, and travels throughout the country making studies of accidents. His work will largely be confined, it was explained, to sorting through accident files in county police sta tions then classifying them. Analysis of Accident. "It is not so much traffic con trol,” County Supervisor Willard F. Day added, "but analysis of past accidents and making recommenda tions on the basis of them.” The board provided that the specialist's salary should not exceed $400. Almost all of the 18 residents who live beside the Shiloh Church road, Clarksburg, appeared before the commissioners to request that the road be given a hard surface for about two miles of its length. It was brought out that mail can not be delivered on some rainy days because of the condition of the road, that school buses sometimes find it impassable, and that nothing can move on it during heavy snow. Referred to Engineer. The matter was referred to the office of the county engineer. Leasing of a new building in Gaithersburg, owned by W. Lawson King, for a branch of the county health department was authorized. Clinics have been meeting the past year in Gaithersburg School. A petition was .received by the commissioners from the Indian Spring Citizens’ Association asking that school buses be routed through the principal streets of the Indian Spring Club Estates. Montgomery Chest To Publicize Activities Launching an intensive informa tion campaign, the Montgomery County Community Chest and Council today announced it has re quested 160 organizations in the county to give it an opportunity to present reports of the work of the chest and its 13 membA agencies. Eduard W. Stock, jr., chairman of the Public Relations Committee, said civic and fraternal organiza tions, women’s clubs, political clubs, and veterans’, religious and social groups have all been asked to par ticipate in the campaign. The Chest has a bureau of trained speakers who will lead panel discus sions on such topics as: "Broken lives and Broken Homes,” “Is Wom en’s Employment Responsible for Juvenile Delinquency?” and "Is To day the Tomorrow We Fought For?” Other speakers will direct forum discussions on the ways in which community planning can make for a better life in Montgomery County. Youth organizations, the Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, 4-H Clubs, YMCA and others are now preparing “pack aged shows” which will give a graphic picture of the aims and ac tivities made possible by community support of the community chest. Col. Goodwin Is Named To Head Veterans' Hospital Col. Samuel R. Goodwin, 1675 Preston road, Alexandria, retired Army officer with 36 years of active duty, has been named manager of the Huntington (W. Va.) Veterans’ Hospital by the Richmond Office of the Veterans Administration. Col. Goodwin, who succeeds H. G. Hooks, was placed on the inactive list last December. At the time of his retirement, he was assigned to the adjutant general’s saff as chief of the General Officers’ Division. Woman Held in $750 In Child-Beating Charge Special Dispatch to The Star LURAY. Va., Aug. 21.—Drs. Doro thy Painter, Stanley, has been charged before Judge John H. Booton with "unlawfully and un mercifully” beating a child and has been ordered held for the grand jury. She was bonded for $750. According to evidence offered Monday, the child. 13-year-old Naomi Buracker, had been staying with the Painters. Saturday she ran away to a neighbor’s home. Prince Georges Plans Study of Road Code In New Subdivisions Prince Georges County’ officials are considering the possibility of drafting proposed minimum stand ards for road construction in new subdivisions. The Montgomery county com missioners have been engaged in such a study for the past several w'eeks and have taken a list of pro posed standards under consideration. The Prince Georges County com missioners yesterday instructed its attorney, Waldo Burnside, to make a study of the law to determine whether tjrey can take similar action. According to Mr. Burnside, a law' adopted at the 1945 session of the State Legislature authorizes the county engineer to draw' up min imum road standards but makes no provision for their enforcement. Requested by Citizens. The matter was turned over to Mr. Burnside by the board after County Engineer Arthur W. Tayman reported he had received a request by the Forest Heights Citizens’ Asso ciation that minimum road stand ards be established. The board also announced the ap pointment of four new policemen. They are William Wiseman, Hyatts ville; Joseph Vincent, Bladensburg; Emmett G. Gray, Riverdale, and James P. Kearn, Columbia Park. Three petitions seeking reclas sification of land from residential A to commercial D were approved. They are: Wiley P. Crawford, lots 45 and 46. block H. Fairmount Heights: Brooke F. Hudson, 4710 Annapolis road, Bladensburg. and Ernest F. Beach. 5401 and 5403 Maiiboro pike. Permission was granted Iolo M. and Lloyd B. Dailey to use lots 3. 4, 5 and 6, block 4. Spalding Heights, for a public garage and used car lot. Three Named on Road Closings. Clarance L. Tucker, Richard I. Brown and Samuel O. Willett were named to determine whether to close part of the old Silver Hill road for a distance of 100 yards between Suit land and District Heights. The same men were instructed to decide whether to take over the balance of the Fletchertown road from the Fletchertown School to Springfield. The board announced it will con tinue to hold zoning hearings on the third Wednesday of each month in the County Service Building, Hyatts ville, unless a petitioner requests that the hearing be held in Upper Marlboro. 100 to Attend Convention Of Del-Mar-Va. Press By the Associoted Preys OCEAN CITY, Md„ Aug. 21.— Newspapers from Maryland, Virginia and Delaware are expected to send approximately 100 delegates to the midsummer convention of the Del Mar-Va Press Association to be held here Friday and Saturday. Maryland Press Association mem bers have been invited to meet with the Del-Mar-Va editors in joint session. A banquet will be held Friday at 7:15 p.m. and invitations to attend have been extended to Gov. O'Conor, Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin of Baltimore, Dr. H. C. Byrd, presi dent of the University of Maryland; Representatives Roe and D'Alesan dro of Maryland, President P. G. Stamberg of the Maryland Press Association, Ellicott City, and others. Shannon Named to Head Shenandoah Oil Group Special Dispatch to The Star WOODSTOCK, Va., Aug. 21.—C. M. Shannon of Mount Jackson was elected president of the newly formed Shenandoah County Petro leum Industry Committee at a meeting here. Other officers elected were A. C. Marshall, vice chairman; P. C. Dinges, secretary; G. G. Moyer, public relations; Austen Hartel legislation, and J. W. Wom ack, local affairs. The group adopted resolutions calling for passage of a constitu tional amendment earmarking high way revenue to road purposes, study of the State’s highway revenue system in the light of needs and costs and elimination of Federal taxes on motor fuel and lubricating oil. Kiwanis Club to Hear Hoge Maj. Gen. William H. Hoge, com manding general of Fort Belvoir, will speak on “Needs of Manpower for Our Regular Army” at the luncheon of the Alexandria Kiwanis Club in George Mason Hotel to morrow. VAFearsDispute On Hospital May Delay Building No Decision Likely Now; Nevius Tract Preferred as Site Veterans' Administration officials warned today that controversy over location of the hospital proposed for Washington may prevent scheduled completion of the 750-bed institu tion by June, 1948. They had before them suggestions of several sites in Arlington County but indicated that an immediate decision is unlikely. A spokesman explained that the selection proce dure includes not only a recom mendation by the Federal Board of Hospitalization, but also approval by the Veterans' Administration and by President Truman. Arlington County officials, oppos ing the Nevius tract at Lee boule vard and Arlington Ridge road near Arlington National Cemetery, sub mitted to Veterans’ Administrator Bradley four other possible sites. These are Arlington Hall, now operated by the Army Signal Corps and owned by the Government; Ar lington Farms, also owned by the Government; the Saegmuller tract, a privately owned property in the northwest part of the county on North Little Falls road, and the pri vately owned Army-Navy Country Club facing the Shirley highway. The Arlington officials, Acting County Board Chairman F. Free land Chew, Planning Engineer C. L. Kinnier. Charles R. Fenwick and Chamber of Commerce Secretary Paul A. Hill, told Gen. Bradley yes terday that they do not object to construction of the veterans’ hos pital in that county. They oppose the site owned by Avin W. Nevius in Arlington, they explained, be cause it is not suitable for hospital purposes •and because plans are under way for a $20,000,000 hotel on that property. The Arlington authorities said to day that any of the other suggested sites in the county would meet the Veterans’ Administration wish to locate the new' hospital within Con venient driving distance of down-" town Washington. While Gen. Bradley Is personally in favor of the Nevius tract. Vet erans’ Administration officials said today that the actual selection is no nearer than it was when the site controversy first developed. $10,000 Hyatlsville Fire Under Probe The Prince Georges County Fire Board today was conducting an in vestigation of the $10,000 blaze yes terday which destroyed five build ings, containing 30 tons of hay and 40 tons of lime and cement, of the C. F. Dickey Coal and Feed Co., 4800 Baltimore boulevard, Hyattsville. Three firemen, slightly injured, were treated at the Leland Memorial Hospital. They are John O’Hara, 30, captain of the Brentwood fire department, who sustained a mashed finger while coupling hoses: Glen Koger. 17. of the Mount Rainier fire department, who was burned about the face by lime, and Johnson Fisher. 22, of the Mount Rainier fire department, who was cut on the left leg by a pitchfork. A total of seven county fire de partments responded. Traffic was rerouted for about two hours. C. F. Dickey, president of the company, who estimated the damage, said the fire was first noticed in one of the hay shacks. Traffic in the area was tied up for more than an hour. Firemen said they prevented the flames from spreading to the adja cent Globe Distributing Co. Bottling Works by keeping a stream of water on the plant. Arlington Youth, 18, Wins Academy Appointment Frederick D. Leder, 18. son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Leder, 3108 North Seventeenth street, Arlington. Va.. has been appointed to the Naval Academy, it was announced to day. The appointee is a graduate of Western High School, where for the past two years he was a member of the winning cadet c om p a n y. He was a cadet first lieutenant last year. Leder also^ was on the win-* ning team in the 1945 R. O. T. C. Frederick Leder. line limiui nexc. nc xiiub aiuuicu for a year at Sullivan’s Preparatory School. His father is a civil engineer in the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Navy Department. The appointment was made by Representative Smith, Democrat, of Virginia. Guilty Plea Entered In Detective's Murder Special Dispatch to The Star WARRENTON, Va„ Aug. 21.— William Davis, 43, colored, charged with the murder of John Holcomb Woodson, Southern Railway detec tive, has pleaded guilty at a hearing before Trial Justice Richard H. Marriott. He was held for the Sep tember grand jury in Fauquier County Circuit Court. Davis was captured by Mrs. E. C. Musselman and her sister, Mrs. Effie Thompson, on August 7, two days after Mr. Woodson was shot on the tracks near Catlett. Alexandria Attorney Buys Old Virginia Farm By the Associated Press WARRENTON. Va„ Aug. 21.— Charles Henry Smith, Alexandria attorney, has purchased a 360-acre farm from H. L. Baxley. The farm is the site of a 122-year-old stone residence and a smaller stone build ing where Gen. Turner Ashby of Fauquier, went to school. The farm is located between Mark ham and Hume. FAMILY OF NINE EVICTED—Thurman Ffencham, 38, his wife and seven children were ejected from their Vienna (Va.) home after its sale to a new owner. Fairfax County welfare officials are seeking a new home for them. Mrs. Fencham is shown with five children seated on their household goods across the road from their former home. The children are, left to right: Katie Mildred, 6; Virginia Frances, 3; Shirley Ann, 2; Lucy Margaret, 7, and Dolly Marie eJnkins, 13. —Star Staff Photo. Virginia Legionnaires To Elect Officers at Final Session Today By ttir Associated Press RICHMOND. Va., Aug. 21.—'Vir ginia Legionnaires met today for the closing business session of their 28th annual State department con vention with the election of officers the top business of the day. Prominently mentioned among convention delegates to succeed Morgan W. Strother of Richmond as department commander were Charles G. L. Heuther, Hopewell, and Robert B. Crawford, Farmville. Other business included the final report of the Resolutions Committee and the convention's action on sev eral resolutions previously advanced by the committee or Legion mem bers. Much of yesterday's business ses sion was takep up with committee j reports, and the convention in a; voice vote gave rousing approval to a resolution of its National Defense Committee calling upon the Gby-, ernment to ljeep the secret of thftj atom bomb as well as that of any* ‘other secret weapons which the United States may have developed. Also adopted was a National'De fense Committee resolution pledging the Legion's support to reorganize the Virginia National Guard. Sam L. Latimer of Columbia, S. C.,: national Legion vice commander, declared in an address that the United States should maintain a strong military force against the j possibility that world peace again \ may be broken. The Legion staged its convention parade yesterday, with some 3.000 war veterans marching in a 4-mile long parade down streets flanked by an estimated 30,000 onlookers. furnilure Plant Closed By Frederick Strike By tlie A-»tocialed Pro»s FREDERICK, Md., Aug 21—A strike called by the CIO American Furniture Workers’ Union yesterday closed the main plant of the Fibre Brush Co., Frederick's largest in dustry'. The plant was picketed as about 350 production employes stayed away from work. The strike ended negotiations in progress since early July. A Gov ernment conciliator failed to bring about an agreement. Company spokesmen said that in their opinion the main disagree ment wes over the union's demand lor a union shop. CUMBERLAND. Md.. Aug. 21 (/P). —A work stoppage that originated in the truck and tife room of the Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. and spread to the passenger tire de partment threatens to close down the plant. The main grievance, according to union members, is based on what they consider unfair distribution of work. A company statement referred to the stoppage as a ‘‘wildcat strike,” adding that those responsible for the stoppage requested that man agement either impose a limit on the number of tires an individual may build in a work day or separate from the payroll those now exceeding the proposed limit. Torpedo Mahon Praised For Aid in A-Bomb Tests The Naval Torpedo Station at j Alexandria has received an official commendation from the Bureau of Ordnance for its work in designing and manufacturing a water sampler used in the atomic bomb tests at Bikini. Capt. W. C. Vose, U. S. N„ com manding officer at the station, an nounced today that Vice Admiral G. F. Hussey, jr., chief of the bureau, praised the station personnel "for their splendid co-operation, excep tional resourcefulness and outstand ing production achievements in con nection with their part in the in strumentation of the Operation Crossroad project.” The torpedo station developed and manufactured an electrical device by which 10 water samples in each unit could be taken simultaneously! through use of a single operating key. The complete unit weighed more than 1,000 pounds. Policeman Beaten by Gang RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 21 (A*).— Julius F. Ritchie, 35, Harrisonburg policeman, was beaten and robbed of his wallet yesterday by five col ored men in an alley here, he re ported to police. Fire Volunteers Plan Annual Convention The twenty-fourth annual con vention of the Prince Georges County Volunteer Firemen’s Asso ciation will be held at Branchville, September 13 and 14 with 70 com panies from Maryland and Virginia expected to participate. Richard Hughes, chief of the Branchville Rescue Squad and general chairman, announced. Four cups will be awarded to asso ciation members and other awards will be open to all in a parade at 11 a.m. on the closing day. Woman 'Pie Target' Seeks Movie Future An invitation to use her face as a target for meringue-dripping pies has led to a possible future in the movies for Mrs. Dixie Clendenan. Mrs. Clendenan. wii i niriy sixth street. Mount Rainier. Ex - Navy chauffeur, ex -vaudville troup Mt Mrs. ■ Clen M|enan also owns *a taxicab which she drove after regular working hours during the war. Her Navy driving Job led to her “lucky break.” She was assigned to Commodore Gene Mar key, u. b. n. R„ in civilian life a Twentieth Cen tury Pox producer and husband of Mvrna Loy. "'I knew glamour girls are a dime a dozen in Hollywood so I just asked him if he thought they could use my face, perhaps even to throw a pie at once in awhile,-’ chuckled Mrs. Clendenan in a manner that sug gested Marjorie Main. She believes Commodore Markey’s encouragement was due to her vaudeville background because. “I knew the ropes a little.” Although her husband doesn’t quite approve, she intends to “hit the road” for Hollywood Sunday. She will be too late to do" a part offered in “No Wedding Ring.” with Victor Mature and Jeanne Crain, but will be there when the next op portunity comes. 500 Maryland Farmers List Wheat Yield Losses By the Arsociated Press Five hundred Maryland farmers have reported serious losses in wheat yield to the Federal Crop Insurance Corp., Anthony Madden of the FCIC reported yesterday. Making a report to the State Pro duction and Marketing Administra tion, Mr. Madden said this figure represents about 10 per cent of the farmers who seeded wheat. Of the 500 claims, 375 have beer processed. About 60 percent of the losses were due to rain and 20 per cent due to winterkill. Some farm ers lost wheat through Hessian fly injury, scab disease, fire, frost and feeding by wild geese. In Maryland, 4,700 farmers had insured 120,000 acres of wheat, or nearly 30 percent of the State's 400,000 acres of wheat. Hit-and-Run Drunk Driver Dels 6-Month Jail Sentence Trial Magistrate Alan Bowie of Prince Georges County.bas served notice that he “will do his part” in protecting the riding public. Judge Bowie made his announce ment yesterday after sentencing rhomas H. Thompson, colored, 21, Clinton, to serve six months in the Maryland House of Correction on a drunken-driving charge. Thompson also received a sus pended $100 fine for failing to stop after an accident. After noting an appeal, he was released on $500 pond. Testimony showed that Thompson :ollided with a car driven by Mrs. Josephine Montgomery, Brandywine, Md., last Friday on the Allentown road near Camp Springs. Mass Meeting Called In Luray by Democrats Special Dispatch to The Star LURAY. Va.. Aug. 21.—County Chairman Robert Keyser today is sued a call for a Democratic mass meeting at the courthouse for Au gust 30. At the evening meeting delegates and alternates to the State convention will be chosen, rhe method of selecting the dele gates was decided upon at a meet ing of the county committee. Arlington Group Asks Hearing on Gas Ratesj Under Changeover The Virginia State Corporation Commission today had been re quested to hold a public hearing in Arlington to determine whether a new method of computing ratqs,: incident to the changeover from manufactured to natural gas, is, equitable. The Rosslyh Gas Co., a subsidiary; of the Washington Gas Light Co.,j ■now is engaged in the changeover in 55 county zones and has an nounced that bills in the future will ae computed on British thermal units instead of by the cubic foot method as has been done in the past. When the ArlSrgton conversion program is well under way, the Washington firm will begin the same procedure in nearby "Maryland areas and finally the changeover will be, made in Washington. No Reply to Letter. Mrs. Beulah Shipley Goss, chair man. Public Utilities Committee of the Arlington Civic Federation, gpid the SCC failed to reply to a latter the committee sent August 2 asking if the State body ever had held a public hearing on the proposed change in rate computing. The company has announced the B'i'u method will not result in afly material difference in rates and Mrs. Goss emphasized that her com mittee has not taken a stand against the new method. A position may oe taken when the question has been thoroughly explored, she added. The SCC was asked to make public re sults of any hearing it might have held on the matter. Alter tailing to receive a reply | the committee has telegraphed the :same request and has asked that a public hearing be held in Arlington in case no previous public airing has been held. To Report on Survey. Tire committee, Mrs. Goss said, is completing a comprehensive study of the problem and will make its re port to the next federation meeting at 8 p.m. September 10 in the Lyon Park Community House, where it has obtained as a speaker Laurence S. Happen, utility rate analyst for the OPA. In July the Alexandria City Coun cil inquired into the pending changeover and was informed by its city attorney there would be no in- j crease in rates. City Manager Carl Budwesky said at that time the SCC had approved the changeover, which would be permitted unless objection was raised, in which event a hearing would be held. The coun cil took no further action. Suicide Ruled in Death Of Delegate Matthews By the Associated Press LA PLATA, Md„ Aug. 21.—The; body of Delegate James F. Matthews, 42, a bullet wound in the head, was | found near his home here yesterday,! ana ur. James Mac Kavanagh, Charles County medical exam iner. said he had issued a cer tificate of su icide. Dr. MacKav anagh said Mr. Matthews, a Democratic member of the House of Dele gates from Charles County since 1939 and a candidate for Mr. Matthews. anoiner term, naa Deen m m neaitn for several weeks. He said a revolver was found in Mr. Matthews’ right hand and the shot had penetrated the right temple. The body was found by a foster brother, William Matthews, at the edge of a woods, Sheriff Bruce Shymansky reported. Mr. Matthews was unmarried. Navy Identifies Pilot Killed in Air Collision By the Associated Press NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 21.—Naval spokesmen yesterday identified as Ensign Francis Osborne Guthrie, USNR, the pilot killed Monday when two aircraft of a four-plane formation collided over the Atlantic Ocean near Lake Henry. He was the son of Allen O. Guthrie, Wes ton. Mass. Lt. M. C. Mason of San Diego, pilot of the other plane involved in the collision, bailed out before < his plane struck the ocean and was rescued. Fairfax to Pick Convention Unit Tomorrow 32 Representatives Named in District Mass Meetings Thirty-two delegates representing Fairfax County Democrats wjll meet with the County Democratic Execu tive Committee at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Fairfax Courthouse to select representatives to the State Demo cratic convention September 5 in Richmond, at which a successor to the late Senator Glass will be nompH * The 32, who were elected yesterday at mass meetings in the six county magisterial districts, will decide whether to send the entire group to the State convention with half a vote each or to select 16 with one vote each. The elections were marked by the defeat of Mrs. Elizabeth Chilton Murray, recent unsuccessful 8th dis trict congressional candidate, who had filed in Providence district and Edwin Lynch, a member of the House of Delegates, who sought election in the Palls Church district. Chapman, Kirby Defeated. Also defeated in the Providence district election were Thomas P. Chapman, Circuit Court clerk, and Sheriff E. P. Kirby. Several defeated candidates in th« Providence district charged ‘'hand picking” of delegates, pointing to a typewritten list of names which had been circulated before the election. Those named to the county con vention tomorrow are: Providence district: G. Wallace Carper, chairman of the County Board of Supervisors; L. M. Coyner, county treasurer; William M. Farr, James Keith. James M. Kincheloe, county commissioner of revenue: Commonwealth's Attorney Hugh B. Marsh, Robert J. McCandlish, jr., Police Chief Carl R. McIntosh, C. Pembroke Pettit and George B. Robey, chairman of the County Democratic Executive Committee. Falls Church district: F. A. Mass, J. W. Brookfield, John E. Taylor. Keith Price. John Koons, Mandley T. Rust, Lyttop A. Gibson. Fenner Hazelgrove, Charles Cockrell and Anne A. Wilkins. Centerville district: Stuart DeBell anfi W. S. Elgin. Lee district: J. Golden Blincoe and E. C. Sheads. Mount Vernon district: State Sen ator Andrew W. Clarke, Arthur Shaeffer, W. F. P. Reid and L. A. Popkir.. Dranesville district: Maurice W. Fox, Walter Fox, Mrs. Jean White and Russell A. Lynn. Convention Rules Group Meets to Name Chairman RICHMOND, Va„ Aug. 21 <JP).— Members of the pre-convention Rules Advisory Committee met here today to elect a chairman and to outline suggested rules for the State Democratic Convention September 5 to name a candidate for the un expired term of the late Senator Glass. | State Democratic Chairman Hor ace H. Edwards appointed the com ;mittee last month to meet and draft •a set of suggested rules for the con vention. Mr. Edwards announced yester day the appointment of a commit tee headed by Representative Al mond of the sixth district, to pre pare memorial resolutions to th* late Senator Glass. Other members of the committee including Harry F. Byrd. jr.. Win chester. seventh district, and C. Champion Bowles, Goochland, eighth district. 3 Landlords Named In OPA Rent Suits Two Alexandria landlords and one from Vienna, Va.. yesterday were charged with failing to register their rents with the Office of Price Administration. Suits were filed in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at Alexandria by J. Frank O’Brien, enforcement attorney for the OPA in Richmond, against P, Bailey, 523 North Alfred street, Alexandria; Cecil R. Baker. Route 3. Vienna, and James S. Kimball, 2311 East Randolph avenue, Alex andria. Mr. Bailey also is charged with attempting to evict tenants unlaw fully at various times. The suits, entered in the name of OPA Administrator Porter, seek in junctions to prohibit the defend ants from further violations and mandatory orders requiring them to comply with war housing regula tions and to file proper registration of their rents. Fort Belvoir Soldier Gets 3 Months tor Assault Pvt. Henry J. Lujan. 19, stationed at Port Belvoir. Va„ was sentenced yesterday by United States Com missioner Stanley King in Alexan dria to serve three months in jail on an assault charge. Pvt. Lujan pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting a 19-year-old girl, Government employe, at Arl ington Farms Sunday night. Public Building Administration de tectives said the soldier and girl got off a bus at the Arlington Farms station and that he attempted to put his arm around her. When she resisted, detectives said, he struck her in the face. Man Accused of Killing Wife, Setting Body Afire By tne Associated Press STAUNTON, Va.. Aug. 21.— Charges of murder and arson were lodged yesterday against Herman Knight. 32. woolen mills worker, in the wake of the death of his wife Monday at their home near Craigs ville. State Trooper R. L. Shaver said Knight had admitted in a stat£men„ that he choked his wife to death after an argument, doused her body with an oily insecticide and set it afire. The body of Mrs. Knight, 28-year Dld mother of two small boys, was found in the yard when neighbors came to the blazing house.