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1,1 ‘i. i WASHINGTON, D. C. ^t'ljV ^^UvIlAIl'y MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1947
.Mellon Trustees'
Gifts to Gallery
Total 71 Million
$32,416,459 Due
To Be Distributed
In Next 15 Years
Hie National Gallery of Art here
has received contributions valued at
more than $71,000,000 from the A.
W. Mellon Educational and Charit
able Trust curing the period from
December 30, 1930, to December 31,
1945, a trustees’ report revealed
todcr. '
Tr trustees also announced the
Trur. plans to distribute its remain
ing assets, which had a book value
at the end of 1946 of $32,416,459 with
a still higher market value, within
the next 15 years.
Trustees of the fund are Paul
Mellon and Mrs. Ailsa M. Bruce,
son and daughter of Andrew W.
Mellon, and Donald D. Shepard, of
716 Jackson place N.W., who was
associated with the late Secretary of
the Treasury for many years.
The announcement stated the
funds will be spent on a major proj
ect or projects in the Pittsburgh
area, because ’ the major interest
of the donor had always been in thr
Report is Released.
It is also noted that distribution
of the fund assets, both principal
and income, had been decided on by
the trustees as Mr. Mellon “had
questioned the wisdom of leaving
substantial tounaauon iunas m pei
The trustees’ report covered the
trust's activities for the 15-year
per' 1 ending December 31, 1945.
The trust was established by Mr.
Mellon on December 30, 1930, for
“such religious, charitable, scientific
and educational purposes as are in
furtherance ef the public welfare."
The grand total of the trust con
tributions through 1946 was *78,
Gifts to Washington.
The *71,000,000 given to the Na
tional Gallery of Art was donated
as follows: The building hous
ing the gallery, dedicated in 1941
and accepted by President Roose
velt as a gift to the Nation, cost
*16,057,433. Mr. Mellon's gift of his
art collections were valued by con
gressional committees at *50,000.000.
In 1942 the, trust established an en
dowment fund of *5,000,000 for the
In giving his art collections, Mr.
Mellon expressed the hope other
donors would contribute to the Na
tional Gallery of Art. This hope
has been realized thiough the years
with gifts of paintings, sculpture,
prints, drawings and decorative art
from many collectors, among them
being Samuel rf. Kress, Joseph E.
Widener, Chester Dale and Lessing
J. Rosenwald. The gallery now
houses more than 16,000 works of
art. ■ ’
One stipulation explicitly made
bv Mr. Mellon was that the gallery
should not bear his- name as he
wanted a name “as may appropri
ately identify it as a gallery of art
of the National Government."
Public Pays for Operation.
Public funds are provided for the
administrative expenses and costs
of operation of the gallery, as well
as for the protection and care of
the works of art. More than 2,000,
000 persons visit the gallery annu
Architect of the building was
John Russell Pope, who died shortly
after the excavation work began in
June. 1937. The building was com
pleted in Decemoer. 1940. by Mr.
Pope's associates, Otto R. Eggers
and Daniel Paul Higgins, of New
York. Trustees directing the project
at the time were Paul Mellon, Mr.
Shepard and David K. E. Bruce.
Though the National Gaiiery of
Art was the major project of the
trust in Washington, it gave many
grants to other Washington institu
tions, the report noted. Among these
were $122,000 to the Community
Chest and $140,000 recently to the
George Washington University Hos
Other Grants Made.
Grants also have been given to
the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Central
Union Mission. National Symphony
Orchestra and the Washington
Home for Foundlings, among con
tributions to other District organi
zations and institutions. The trust
has also contributed to the Boys’
Clubs here, in Pittsburgh and New
Contributions to the Mellon Insti
tute of Industrial Research in Pitts
burgh. organized by Mr. Mellon and
his brother, Richard B. Mellon, in
1913 as a nonprofit corporation for
research in the pure and applied
natural sciences, have also been
made by the trust. In 1943 it set
aside securities for the institute
which realized $1,154,520. This
amount was added to the institute’s
endowment fund in 1946.
Numerous other contributions
have been made by the trust, the
repo’ noted. These included $500,
000 to the American Keel cross war
Fund from 1940 to 1945 and $268,500
exclusively for the use of the United
Service Organizations and other
war agencies.
Mr. Mellon was born March 24,
1855, at Pittsburgh. He was the
son of Judge Thomas Mellon, who
founded the private banking house
of T. Mellon & Sons in 1870. This
later became the Mellon National
Bank. A graduate of.Western Uni
versity of Pennsylvania (now the
University of Pittsburgh). Mr. Mel
lon served as Secretary of the
Treasury in the administrations of
Presidents Harding, Coolidge and
Hoover. He also served as United
States Ambassador to the Court of
St. James' in the latter part of
President Hoover's administration.
He died August 26. 1937.
Virginia Bars Crosses
At Highway Death Spots
By th« Associated Press
RICHMOND. Va„ June 9.—Gov.
Tuck's Highway Safety Committee
As rejected a suggestion that white
crosses be painted on Virginia's
highways at the scene of each fatal
apident during 1946 and said such
markers woi^ld be a safety hazard.
She committee, meeting in a ses
sion attendee} by Gov. Tuck, decided
that such crosses would divert, mo
torists’ attention and increase the
danger of accidents. Research,
said the committee, has proved that
the use of such markers has been
>■' m ... ■
Roy Mason, Suffragan Bishop of Virginia, is shown spading the
first shovel of earth yesterday for the building of the new parish
hall of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbia pike and South
Wayne street, Arlington. With him (at right) is the Rev. Ernest
H. Williams, pastor of the church. Uftimate cost of the struc
ture, only the first floor of which will be built this year, is ex
pected to be $70,000. _—Star Staff Photo.
52 Will Get Diplomas
At Douglass High in
jraduation June 19
9.—Douglass High School will pre
sent diplomas to 52 students in
graduation exercises June 19. Gradu
ates are:
Bell. Mack McClean Griffith. GeorgeiE.
Blake. Calvin J. Henson. Wm. Henry
Boone. Paul Bernard Magruder, Donald N
Briggs. Charles 6 Medley. Frederick T.
Bright Samuel Procfor. Joseph L.
Brooks. Calvin Lewis Savoy. Elmer M.
Brooks, Levi Wm. Smith, Robert Lucas
Eades. Samuel Tolson. Russell Lerov
Brooks. Alice G. Holley. Catherine M.
Brooks, Ursaline A. Johnson Agnes G.
Butler, Carlyn R Johnson. Audrey
Carroll. Edith M. Johnson. Evelyn R.
Curtis, Marie C. Marshall. Mary E.
Dent, Beatrice E. Mills. Agatha Bessie
Diggs. Agnes G. Procotr. Florence E.
Fleet. Marie Florence Proctor, Mary G.
General, Mildred Proctor, Mary Hilda
Greenfield. C. E. Proctor, Teres* B. _
Griffith. Elizabeth F. Proctor, Veronica O.
Gross, Catherine E. Queen, Isabella T.
Hamilton. Irene V. Queen. Thelma M.
Harper. Ethel D Stewart. Helen D.
Hawkins. Edna M. Taylor, Helen
Hawkins. Mary A. Thomas, Caroline E.
Henry. Frances O Tplson. Ruth B
Hill, Erma V. Weems. Catherine A.
Magruder to Attend
Inter-State Meeting
J. Maynard Magruder, member
of the Virginia House of Delegate"
from Arlington, will be among Old
Dominion representatives to ttie
two-dav regional conference of the
Council of State Governments
which opens today in the Mayflower
Mr. Magruder was named by Gov.
Tuck to the Interstate Co-opera
tion Commission composed of five
State Senators, five members of
the House and five department
heads. He is the only member from
nearby Virginia.
The conference was to discuss j
Federal aid in education and Fed
eraAiState tax relations today. To
morrow’s agenda includes a discus
sion of State aviation facilities.
The conference is made up of
representatives of Maryland, West
Virginia, North Carolina, South:
Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and
Virginia. Representatives of Vir
ginia’s tax department, school de
partment and the'attorney general's
office were among those scheduled
to attend.
Hoffman-Boston Schools
To Graduate 25 Wednesday
Ten students who' will graduate
from Arlington’s Hoffman-Boston
High School and 15 who will finish
the junior high school, will receive
diplomas at 8 p.m. Wednesday at
the school.
The diplomas will be awarded by
County Schools Supt. Fletcher
Kemp to the following:
Senior High.
Brittain. Ruby Gallman, Dorothy E.
Dabney. Adeline M Gordan. George L.
Davis. Elizabeth Vollin. William A.
Fuller. Mattie Mae White. Joseph F.
Fuller. Melvin Williams. Elizabeth
Junior High.
Bellamy. Rosetta A. Madison. Vistte J.
Brooks. Valcrna M. Minor. Betty Ann
Chambers. Zelma J. Pollard. Esther E.
Corbin. Otha T. Russell. Cliford
Gillium. Jauline E. Scott. Gladys Mane
Hart. Florence H SmithT Gloria C.
Jackson. Rowena E. Thompson. Elnor M.
Rase. Ennis Jones
Laurel High Will Graduate
45 in June 18 Exercises
Diplomas will be presented to 45
graduates of the Laurel <Md.) High
School in ceremonies on June 18.
Graduates are:
Dibble. Duane W. Harrison. Mildred L.
Morley. Leiand S. Hobbs. Mary Ann
Souder. Gordon H, Kline, Elizabeth D.
Tuozzo. Donald A Riggins. Eliza Ann
Ash. Eugene Jesse Salzman. Margaret E.
Bauer, Francis C. Wiley. Marilyn Dean
Beall. Norris C. jr. Carr. Harriett Ann
Conway, Kenneth T. Eastep. Marguerite R.
Datsey, William N. Harris. Peggy Jeanne
Dorset. Stuart W.. Jr.Herberson. C. Mae
Eaton. James Robert Howard, Patricia E.
Fladung. Francis F. Knowles. Elaine
Fleming Harold P. McKitrtck. Mary L.
Haslup. Warren M Merson. Doris Larine
Jackson. Eugene F. Mitchell. Delons R.
Kilby. Charles W. Williams. Joan B
Litchfield. Warren H Witmer. Helen E.
Melbourne, P. G. Ill Boteler. Anne V.
Newberry, J. R.. jr. Brandt. Ellen Louisa
Six. John Robert Davenport, N May
Tucker. Robert V. Eubanks. Anna Lee
Bechtold. Jean CarolMorrls. Arllne E.
DeHoff, Lots Marilyn _
Surrattsville to Graduate
28 in June 20 Exercises
In June 20 graduation exercises.
28 studenti will receive diplomas at
Surrattsville, Md. High School.
They are:
Duke. R Da La B. Medlin. Ralph J
Freeman, Don C. Schuler, Richard P.
Purdy. Alfred M. Sellner. John E.
Roylance W. G Spicer. Howard T.
Mentges. Dolores M. Tayman. George M.
; Roylance. N R. Walden. R. A . jr.
Schultz. Barbara L. Watts. Thomas V.
Woods. J. J. Wills. Marion S
Pilkerton. G M. A. Cochrane. M. L.
Rawlings. Betty L. Cooksey Marion E.
Windsor. Clara I. Day. Catherine G.
Cleaveland. V. W. Pyles. Gloria B.
; Collins. Francis W. Tartisel. J E
; Lyle. Deveroe Rate Windsor. P M.
Oxon Hill High to Grant
31 Diplomas on June 19
Oxon Hill. Md.. High School Bill
graduate a class of 31 in ceremonies
June 19. Those receiving diplomas
Payne Leonard H Sandy. Myrtle Lucile
Pope. William Ernest Sisson. Janet May
Bauman, Henry J jr. Swanson, Alice M.
Bradley. GecTge M. Thorne. Patricia F.
Cross Richard F Bauman. Mildred E.
Dalton. George E Bliss. Wanda Joan
i Flaherty. William V. Clark. Ruth Ellen
Gray. Arthur Donald Hahn. Lois Jean
Hulllngs. Raymond A. Maddox. Margaret E.
Kesterson. Clifton P. Ryan. Helen Leona
Maxfield, Douglas B. Sydnor. Dorothy M.
Powell. Jackie Lee Sydnor. Hattie Ruth
Dennison. Jean M Thompson. Edna L.
Fletschmann. C A. Edelen. Marjorie E.
. Mattingly. Anne M. Stauffer, Dorothy L.
Mils tea d. Beverly J.
» >
Only One Council Race
To Mark Falls Church
Election Tomorrow
Falls Church voters will go to the
polls tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to
8:30 p.m., daylight saving time, to
choose three new members of the
Only in one of the three wards,
the first, will there be a contest. In
this ward, Councilman Sherman
Wells, who has served on the Coun
cil for several years, is being op
posed by Theodore R. Arrants, ex
president of the North Greenway
Downs Citizens’ Association.
Unopposed candidates are Archie
T. Munson, who is seeking re-elec
| tiOn from the second ward, and
| John C. McRae, research engineer,
t who is running for the post now
held by Councilman Sargent White.
Mr. White refused to seek re-elec
Mr. McRae would have been op
posed by Thomas H. Woods, Falls
Church dry cleaner, had the latter
not been disqualified when it was
found he had paid his poll tax and
registered too late to be eligible.
Of the four candidates, only Mr.
Wells has announced a platform.
He has assured the voters that if
re-elected he will work for two
council meetings a month in place
of a regular one and several unan
nounced special sessions: a town
manager; improvement of schools;
town planning; additional recrea
tional facilities; control of traffic at
church on Sundays, and adoption
of a salary schedule for town em
ployes commensurate with that of
Fairfax County employes.
6 Chest Heads Picked
In Prince Georges
Mrs. Perry O. Wilkinson, chairman
of the Residential Section of the
Prince Georges Community Chest
Campaign, has appointed six area
Mrs. Fred W. Tuemmler of Col
lege Park will be in charge of Area 1
which includes Branchville, Berwyn.
Bowie, Lakeland, Greenbelt, Laurel,
Beltsville. College Park and Calvert
Area 2 is headed by Robert Brad
shaw of Riverdale and includes
Riverdale, College Heights, Uni
versity Park, Hyattsville and the
University of Maryland. George
Fogg will be in charge of the cam
paign at the University.
The Mount Rainer and Chillum
area will be headed by Herbert W.
Reichelt of Mount Rainier, and Jer
rold V. Powers of Landover Hills
will be in charge of the Bladensburg,
Cheverly and Lanham Area.
The Rev. R. L. Whittenburg of
Parkland is area chairman of the
Spaulding, Sirratts and Oxon Hill
Section, with Landsdale G. Clagett
in charge of the southern part of
the county.
Bryan Will Take Oath
As U. S. Judge Tomorrow
Albert V. Bryan, former Common
wealth’s Attorney in Alexandria,
■will be sworn in as Federal judge
for the Eastern District of Virginia
at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Federal
Court, Alexandria.
Judge William P. Woolls of Alex
andria Corporation Court will ad
minister the oath. The swearing in
will take place at a regular session
of the court, with Judge Sterling
Hutcheson and former Judge Rob
ert N. Pollard sitting on the bench
with Judge Woolls.
Mr. Bryan’s appointment suc
ceeded Judge Pollard, who retired
April 2, was confirmed unanimously
by the Senate last week. Mr. Bryan
had been Commonwealth’s Attorney
| in Alexandria for almost 19 years.
A successor to fill his term will be
appointed by Judge Woolls.
Miss Carrick Is Crowned
High School Prom Queen
Miss Audrey Carrick, (TlOl C street.
Seat Pleasant, Md„ daughter of Mrs.
Annie Carrick, was crowned prom
queen of the annual senior ball of
the Maryland Park High School last
She was elected by popular vote of
her classmates. Edward Wood, stu
dent council president, placed the
crown. In her court were Misses
Betty Rasch, Betty Kern, Grace
Summerville, and Elizabeth Fox, all
of Seat Pleasant; Mary Doris Wood.
!Coral Hills; Mildred Edfeldt, and
i Jane Klock. both of District Heights,
! and Mary Pappas of Bradbury
| Heights.
Business Asked
For $50,000,000
To Ease Parking
Parking Agency Plan
Calls for Investments
By Private Interests
By Rudolph Kauffmann II
A long-range blueprint to show
Washington how It can get rid of
Its downtown parking problem was
given to the public today.
It came in the form of a 36-page
llustrated report by the city’s Mo
tor Vehicle Parking Agency that
was made public at a special lunch
eon sponsored by the Washingto:
Board of Trade’s traffic and cit:
planning committees.
The result of nearly 18 month:.'
work,* it puts squarely up to Wash
ington businessmen and investors an j
estimated $50,000,000 investment in j
private parking garages to help keep j
downtown values from trickling off:
into outlying sections of the Dis
trict and nearby Maryland and Vir
mia because traffic is slow and
marking spaces scarce.
McGavin Drafted Report.
The investment, the report con
tends, is one that can mean legiti
mate profits too, if properly made
under the parking agency 's guidance.
The report was drafted by Charles
T. McGavin, chief economic analyst
of the District Highway Department
and nationally known parking ex
pert. The report has been laid be
fore the Commissioners with the
endorsement of P. Y. K. Howat and
members of the 7-man parking
In addition to sounding a chal
lenge to Washington business to
solve the knotty parking problem,
it urges the District and Federal
Government to take certain steps
to relieve the parking situation.
It calls for:
1. Enough parking garages in the
downtown retail area to house an
additional 7,260 cars; enough ga
rages in the private office building
area to house an additional 2,570
‘ cars and a ‘‘responsible Federal offl
: cial” to mend the parking mistakes
made in the Federal building area
after a building by building survey.
6,000 Federal Spaces Needed.
The report cites a shortage of
more than 6,000 spaces in Federal
areas and urges that the mistakes
of the past not be repeated as the
Federal building plan is carried out
in permanent form.
2. A system of large parking lots
at the rim of the downtown area
where motorists could park all day
on a single ticket entitling them
to a shuttle bus or strert'ar ride
the remainder of the • t.^ to work
and back. The succe^; oi this pro
posal would hinge lrrgely on the
attitude of the transit company.
3. Extension of parking meters
into the Federal Triangle, through
out the private office building area,
up Connecticut; avenue as far ,%s
DupaitidflilBle krid in congested out-'
lying shopping areas.
4. A system of express buses oper
ating on express streets to tempt
people to leave their cars at home.
The report does not specify the
New Zoning Rules Urged.
5. Strengthening of the zoning
regulations to require off-street
parking in large new commercial as
well as large new residential struc
tures and to require off-street load
ing platforms for certain businesses.
The Zoning Commission and Na
tional Capital Park and Planning
Commission already are studying
these proposals.
The report lists no specific loca
tions for parking projects because
the agency does not want to tip off
property owners on its intentions.
It stresses that private enterprise
should have the chance to meet the
parking garage needs of the city,
but that if private efforts fail, a
resort to publicly operated garages
will have to be made.
A generation of business men have
failed to meet the problem, the re
port says, but success is possible
now that the agency's surveys and
land acquisition powers can be
thrown into the balance.
90-Day Trial Urged.
Business must guard against say
ing, “Why don’t THEY solve the
parking problem," and starting talk
ing. “WE must solve the parking
problem,” the reports warns.
It adds that downtown business
men must realize they are in group
competition with outlying areas
when it comes to parking, and group
co-operation, not competition, is
called for.
The report urges a 90-day-trial
at using the Polo Grounds in West
Potomac Park and the big vacant
lot just south of the Municipal Cen
ter as terminals for a shuttle bus
line just to see how the agency's
shuttle bus plan will work.
The agency may be doomed to
disappointment on this plan, how
ever, because it has been indicated
the Capital Transit Co. is willing
to go along on the Polo Grounds
only and there is some National
Park Service opposition to using
the Polo Grounds.
Park officials feel that once the
lot were established they would have
a hard time getting rid of it.
The only other “rim” project car
ried in the report and revealed for
the first time would convert the
Western Market at Twenty first and
K streets N.W. into a parking gar
age. The District could lease it to
a private operator under the plan.
Some lot-shuttle projects, the re
port says, may grow out of the slum
redevelopment plans of the National
Capital Park and Planning Com
mission and the city's new Land
Redevelopment Agency. It calls on
the planners and the land agency to
keep parking in mind when they
come to neighborhoods at the edges
of the downtown area.
tect’s sketch of how the Western Market at Twenty-first and
K streets might be converted into a parking garage.
LIFE WITH FATHER—Nickey, a Great Dane, is an extra proud papa as he stands guard over 13
of the 14 Great Dane puppies born three weeks ago to Bonny Brenda at Alexandria. Miss
Susie Bell Waple, the owner, with her brother, Marshall J. Waple, jr., District real estate man said
the “unusually large” litter is a record for Bonny. —Star Staff Photo^
Maryland Park High
Will Graduate 137 in
Exercises June 19
One hundred thirty-seven stu
dents will be graduated from Mary
land Park High School in exer
cises June 19. Those receiving dip
lomas are:
Birkle. Baltas E. Holmes. Charles. Jr.
Brandenberg. Robert Junta. Eugene W.
Crombie, Albert. Jr. McDonald. W. B.. Jr.
Fredove. A. W.. Jr. McLellan. James L.
Geasey. David W. Weimer. Edwin Q.
Grello. Fred W Widman. Robert L.
Heffner, Chailes. Jr.
Beckerman, Eve Hersey, Mary K.
Boertlein, K. E. Kern. Elizabeth
Brown. Beverly C. Noel, W. Lee
Conte. Vincetta R. Pickett. Jane S.
■Edfeldt. Mildred M. Rippel. Ardlth M.
Ehlers, Dorothy M. Schaub. Melba D
Harris. Helen L. Summerville, G. E.
Alvey, Edith June Klock. Eleanor J.
Antonio. Lena . Lee, Marian Lois
Armstrong. R. G. McCormac. S. A.
Birckhead. Betty J. Penrod. Barbara J.
Boteler. Laura Lee Rasch, Betty M.
Carrick, Audrey L. Roberts, Shirley M.
Efllnger, D. M. Shanahan. P. L.
Fox. Elizabeth A. Stanton, G. L
Humes, Elizabeth A. Thompson. Jessie M.
Kasulke, Doris M. Wicker. M. B
Kees, Margaret M. Wood. Mary D.
Kelley, Marie K Lee. Margaret I.
Bartz, James LeR. Miller, Thomas W.
Bell, Bernard Mitchell. W. E
Bradburn. R. C., Jr. Moreland. R. H
Constantino. P. A. Morris. Donald M.
Durand, Thomas J. Nicholson, Glen I.
Entwlsle, E. Alvin Pope. Evere't L.
Faunce. C. E., Jr. Robinson, Glenn A.
Fioravantl. A. R. Rynn. T. i'„ jr.
Gray. Fred A Sansbury, C. W.
Hampton, John C. Schmidt. J. T. L.
Hargis’, Wesley H. Simms, W. J.. jr.
Hersey. C. Freeman Snyder. Earl E.
Hill. Eugene V. Soper, J. A., jr.
Hillery, R. Paul St. Clair. R. L.
Hinely, Thomas V. Stover. C. LeRoy
Karavan^elos. M. Strahorn, Wm. T.
Kinnamont. F. V. Sullivan, Phillip A.
Kraft, Robert A. Thompson. C. M.
Lewis. Wm. E. Tucker. R. Owen
Loenichen. John E. Vendemia. John D.
McGhee. John A. Widman. W. F., Jr.
Meador. R. L. Wilbur, F. D.
Miles, Marvin W. Wood. Edward C.
Miles. W. T.. Jr. Worthington. J. G.
Baucom. Lois K. Josiln. Edna Mae
Bean, Harriett Joan Kees, Mary Ellen
Beaver, Betty Jean Kelly, Estelle Irene
Beuchert, Shirley C. Lettau. Habell
{(KrtBJKh assttef,!!
Elgin, Thelma C. McGuire, Mildred J,
Farr, Mary C. Ogle, Betty i ee *
Faunce. Constance E. Ogle, Lillie Lorraine
Flank. Verna Elinor Pappas, Mary
Fominaya, Anita L. Pell. Margaret E.
Gray, Louise Nina Robinson. Essie E.
Hancock. Elsie Irene Sweeney. Dolorc* Jt,
Hartman. Peggy L. Tabler. Rosie M*e^
Hazell, Mary Ellen Thomas, Mary E.
Higgs, Edith A tide Toole. Betty June
Johnson. Marjorie Tweedale, Beryl E.
Jones, Dolores H. Walthall. Betry L.
Jones. Sandra Mary Wilson. Anne Mane
Legion Post to Elect
Officers in Arlington
The annual election of the Un
known Soldier Post No. 312, Ameri
can Legion, will be held at 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Ashton Heights
Club House,' North Irving street at
Pershing drive, Arlington, Elmer J.
Blackmer, Jr., post adjutant, has
Mr. Blackmer said plans for at
tendance at district, department and
national American Legion conven
tions will be discussed. He added
that a quota of six members of the
post would be allowed to attend the
district American Legion indoctrina
tion college which will be held in
Arlington this month.
The post official reported 30 new
members in the last year.
Beall to Speak at Elks
Flag Day Ceremonies
Representative Beall, Republican,
of Maryland, will be the guest
speaker at Flag Day ceremonies
sponsored by the Silver Spring Elks
Lodge Saturday afternoon at the
Silver Spring armory. Other speak
ers will include Brig. Gen. E. H.
Alexander, Army Air Forces, and
Rear Admiral Adolphus Staton, re
The cereihonies will be preceded by
a parade which will start at the Bal
timore & Ohio Railroad station, with
Jesse West as marshal. Leading the
parade will be the Elks Boys’ Band,
which will be accompanied by the
Montgomery Blair High School ma
Others participating in the parade
will be contingents of the Boy Scouts,
Girl Scouts, members of the Silver
Spring Volunteer Fire Department,
members of the Elks’ Lodge and of
various veterans’ organizations and
several units of the Army and Navy.
Schmid Is Named Head
Of Arlington C. of C.
New' officers for the year starting
July 1 have been elected by the
Edward Douglass White Council,
Knights of Columbus, of Arlington.
They include Bernard F. Schmid,
grand knight; Thomas F. Carley,
deputy grand knight; .Thomas F.
Protz. chancellor; Clarke Conway,
recorder; Thomas L. Miller, treas
urer; Charles M. Radigan, advocate;
John D. Corley, inside guard; Vin
cent Kirchner, outside guard; John!
A. Spates, warden, and John F. Mc
Cabe, trustee. James F. Bauer was
renamed financial secretary.
$500 Prize Is Offered
For Patriotic Essay
A *300 prize for the best essay by a!
boy or girl under 19 on “Can 1 Be j
a Patriot?” has been announced by
the Military Order of the Loyal Le
gion of the United States for the
Washington area.
Entries should not be more than
500 words in length, typed or legibly
written in ink on standard 8tixll
paper and submitted to W. Elkins
Reed, recorder of the organization,
910 Thayer avenue, Silver Spring.
The contest will close September 1.,
$40,000 Drive Planned
For Purcellville Camp
A drive for $40,000 to finance con
struction of buildings on a 126-aere
tract near Purcellville, Va.; to be
used as a youth camp will get under
way in Alexandria at 6:30 p.m. next
Monday in the Washington Street
Methodist Church.
Ministers and laymen from 100
Methodist churches in the Alexan
dria district will attend the dinner
meeting. Speakers will be Dr. Ivan
A. Booker, of Arlington: E. §. Good
loe, Alexandria, and D. V. Stapleton,
Falls Church.
The camp will be used primarily
by young people, but will also be
available to adults. The money will
be used- in construction of 16 cabins,
a dining hall, kitchen and staff
Washington Woman
Badly Hurt in Crash
A young Washington woman was
injured seriously yesterday in a
two-car crash at Derwood, near
Rockville, in which three other per
sons were hurt.
Miss Hene Springer, 24, of 4602
Fifth street N.W., a passenger in one
of the cars, was reported in serious
condition at Suburban Hospital,
Bethesda, with fractures of both
arms and legs and an injury to her
left eye.
Others hurt in the accident, ac
cording to Montgomery County po
lice, w'ere John Ray, 32, Brookeville,
Md., cuts and bruises; Otis Nett Os
borne, 16, of 3823 South Sixteenth
street,. Arlington, left leg fracture
and possible skuIFfracture, and Etfi*
gene Floyd Culberson, 26, of 1307
Delafield place N.W., head and face
Mr. Ray, who police said was
alone in one of the automobiles,
and the Osborne youth, a passen
ger in the car driven by Mr. Cul
berson, were treated at Suburban
Hospital. Mr. Culberson was ad
mitted to Naval Hospital, Bethesda.
Arnold Bus Lines Choose
Attorney as Arbitrator
Douglas L. Hatch, attorney, has
been appointed arbitrator by the
Washington, Virginia & Maryland
Coach Co. (Arnold Lines) for arbi
tration with the bus drivers’ union
over a new contract, it was an
nounced today.
Mr. Hatch, attorney in labor mat
ters for the Arnold Lines for several
years, acted as arbitrator for the
firm last year. The company and!
Local 1097, Amalgamated Associa
tion of Street Electric Railway and
Motor Coach Employes (AFL),
agreed last week to arbitrate after
almost a month of negotiations.
Union officials could not be reached i
today to determine if an arbitrator
has been named to represent the
A wage increase of 38 cents an
hour and improvement of other
working conditions is asked by the
union. Present wage of drivers with
less than a year’s experience is 97
Montgomery Federation
To Decide Trophy Winner
The recipient of the annual Oliver
Owen Kuhn Trophy for outstanding
civic achievement will be selected
tonight at the season’s final meet
ing of the Montgomery County Civic
Officers also will be elected. The
meeting begins at 8 o’clock at the
Bethesda Elementary School.
A report on the county budget
will be presented by Lewis Sims,
chairman of the Public Finance and
Budget Committee. The budget will
be the subject of a public hearing
tomorrow night at the Rockville
Rhees Burket has been nominated
to succeed himself as president of;
the federation. Others nominated I
are: Herbert Eaton, vice president;
Ernest Woodchek, recording secre
tary; Mrs. W. W. Rubey, correspond
ing secretary; Mansfield Lonie,
treasurer, and Ralph D. Boyd, Dr.
Lewis Meriam, Robert Hanson and
Mrs. Mary S. Cookson, members of
the Executive Committee.
Secretary Marshall Joins
Fellow Alumni at V.M.I.
Ry fh« Associated Frost
LEXINGTON. Va., June 8.—Sec
retary of State Marshall joined ap
proximately 300 fellow alumni at
Virginia Military Institute exercises
here yesterday.
Gen. Marshall, a former cadet first
captain, arrived late in the after- ‘
nooon and attended the reception
for alumni last night.
He will stay through today to at
tend alumni day ceremonies, includ
ing a full-dress review of the oadet
corps. He is a guest of Mij. Richard
J. Marshall, VMI superintendent.
Final ceremonies will end Wednes
day when Attorney General Clark%
the second VMI alumnus in Presi
dent Truman’s cabinet, will deliver
the commencement address.
Montgomery Hearing
On Budget Expected
To Center on Schools
A public hearing will be held at
8 p.m. tomorrow in the Rockville
Courthouse on the proposed $5,
696,711 Montgomery County budget
for 1946, with chief discussion ex
pected to center on a $400,000 cut
in school funds. • *
The Board of Education originally
asked the County Commissioners
for an appropriation of $2,804,209.
In the present budget, the schools
would receive $2,404,278.
Affected by the cut would be
teachers’ salaries—which account
for more than half of the total
budget—maintenance and general
operating costs.
Even so, the corrected budget
provides a salary increase for be
ginning teachers of about/ $500
annually. The present minimum is
$2,020 a year.
Those with a master's degree
would start at $2,700 instead of
the present $2,220.
The school appropriation would
be an increase of about $550,000
over the amount spent during the
current fiscal year.
An increase in the present real
estate tax rate from $1.50 to $1.88
per $100 has been set by the com
missioners to meet the new budget.
There will be a 3-cent decrease
in the suburban district tax, how
A large delegation of civic leaders
is expected at the meeting to press
for increases in the appropriations
f<tt schools as well as' other
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Pilot Killed When Plane
Crashes in Virginia Field
By the Associated Press
CLARKSVILLE, Va., June 9.—One
person was killed instantly and an
other injured seriously when a light
plane crashed in an open field near
here yesterday.
Clarence Walker, jr„ Purple Heart
veteran of World War II, died in the
crash, and a passenger Cabel Gould,
suffered serious injuries.
Reports indicated the cub-type
aircraft suddenly nosedived into the
earth near Mr. Walker’s home. At
tendants at an Oxford (North Caro
lina) hospital, where Mr, Gould was
taken, listed his condition as serious.
Mr. Walker was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Walker of Buffalo
Springs, Va.
Maryland Banks Start
Saturday Closing Policy
By the Associated Press
BALTIMORE, June 9.—Banks in
Baltimore and several other Mary
land communities were closed Sat
urday, inaugurating a new closing
policy authorized by the 1947 Gen
eral Assembly for Baltimore and
18 of the state's 23 counties.
The Saturday closing is optional
with the directors of each institu
tion, but tn the Eastern Shore
counties banks must remain open.
Banks in Baltimore County re
mained open, as did those in How
ard County. Anne Arundel, Har
ford, Frederick and Washington
County banks closed generally.
Annandale Men to Meet
The Annandale (Va.) Business
Men’s Association will sponsor a
community meeting at 8 p.m. Wed
nesday in the Annandale School to
discuss creation of a sanitary dis
trict for Annandale.
Uncle Sam Says
With fi
John 0 Gtizen jfi
Undo Sam B
How would you like to play the
lead in “The Road to Security"?
You don't have to be a movie star
to win this role. In fact, you can be
the big hero right in your own home.
The qualifications are simple but
mighty: Buy United States Savings
Bonds regularly. The contract is all
in your favor. Every $3 invested in
Bonds will pay you $4 in 10 years.
Can’t you see your name in lights?
Yours and Uncle Sam’s! What a
team! “The Road to Security” is a
sure-fire hit from the moment you
join the cast. Best of all, the cheers
and applause for your performance
come from the audience which
counts most—your family.—United
States Treasury Department. 1

Jury of 13 Picked
To Try Davis in
Hammer Slaying
Alternate Is Chosen
For Hagerstown Trial
Of Laurel Resident
By J. B. Zatman
Star Staff Correspondent
HAGERSTOWN, Md„ June 9 —
Selection of a 13-man Jury in the
murder trial of Bruce Davis, 31, of
Laurel was completed shortly be
fore 11 am. today in Washington
County Circuit Court here.
Davis is charged with the murder
of Mrs. Florence McAllisted last De
cember at her Burtonsville home.
The 13th jurior was sworn in by
recommendation of the court. He
will listen to testimony but will not
deliberate with the other 12 men,
unless a regular juror is excused by
Martin Ingram, Washington
County State’s attorney, said it was
the first time that such a practice
had been used in a criminal trial
here, although it is permitted under
Maryland law.
Aiding in Prosecution.
Mr. Ingram is assisting Walter W.
Dawson, Montgomery County State’s
attorney, and Thomas M. Anderson
assistant Montgomery County State's
attorney, in the prosecution.
Presiding are Judges Joseph W.
Mish, William Huster and George
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Henderson. The case was trans
ferred to Washington County from
Montgomery County at the request
of Davis’ attorney, Paul B. Mules,
Baltimore, who is being assisted by
Stuart Bushong, Hagerstown attor
The three judges overruled a
prosecution request that prospective
jurors be asked whether they op
pose capital punishment if a con
viction is obtained on circumstantial
17 Talesmen Excused.
A total of 17 members of the jury
panel were excused because they
3aid they did not believe in capital
If convicted, Davis faces a maxi
mum penalty of death. A conviction
on second degree murder carries
a 20-year maximum, while a man
slaughter conviction carries a maxi
mum of 10 years in prison.
Sitting beside Davis as the trial
opened were his father, Jefferson
Davis, Edson, Tenn., and a brother,
Ralph, Baltimore; another brother,
Harold, Kingsport, Tenn., sat in the
rear of the courtroom.
Davis Looks Grim.
Davis, his hands manacled, was
brought into the courtroom shortly
after 9 am. by a bailiff. He wore a
light gray suit and had a grim ex
pression as he took a seat beside his
Both sides expect the trial to con-.
tinue most of the week. Mr. Dawson
said he will call about 40 witnesses.
Mr. Mules has summoned about 20.
A battery of Montgomery County
detectives and Federal Bureau of
Investigation agents also will tes
tify for the prosecution.
The county detectives include
Capt. Theodore F. Volten, Sergts.
James M. Anderson and John P.
Leahy and Corpls. Earl Stern and
William Whelan.
Mr. Dawson expressed confidence
that the prosecution has sufficient
evidence to obtain a conviction, al
though he admitted most of the
evidence was circumstantial.
Arrested By fBi.
He said he will attempt to prove
Davis was the last person seen with
Mrs. McAllister before she was
found dead December 10 in her
home. Her head had been battered
with a carpenter’s hammer.
Mr. Mules, however, said he ex
pects defense witnesses to testify
that Davis was far from the scene
of the crime when the murder was
Davis was arrested by FBI agents
December 19 in a Memphis, Tenn.,
hospital where he had been taken
for treatment after police said he
attempted suicide by taking poison
at the home of his sister, Miss Alma
The search centered in Tennessee
after Mrs. McAllister’s missing car
w’as discovered December 12 outside
the farm home of Davis’ father at
Nursing uass upenmg
At Alexandria Hospital
Alexandria Hospital is now accept
ing applications for a class in pro
fessional nursing scheduled to begin
in September.
Prospective students for the three
year course are urged to apply to
Mrs. Margaret P. Gerald, director
of education of the hospital school,
or Mrs. Irene Roszel, director of
The September class will be lim
ited to 30 students, and August 15
has been set as the closing date for
applications. Information about the
course is available at the hospital.
Dr. Stahr Resigns Post
As Hood College Head
fty the Associated Press
FREDERICK, Md., June 9.—Dr.
Henry I. Stahr announced his res
ignation as president of Hood Col
lege at the institution's Mth com
mencement exercises last night. It
will become effective July 1, 1948.
The college, which said the action
came as a "surprise,” did not indi
cate who would succeed him.

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