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Student Veterans Ask
Subsistence Increase
At Conference Here
A group of student veterans from
universities in 21 States last night
demanded a $35 increase In their
Federal subsistence allowances and
elected officers for a new national
veterans' organization.
Tlie election ended a two-day
conference at the Raleigh Hotel,
called hastily as the result of a
veterans' meeting at a small
Florida school last month. The
veterans got in touch with students
at all State universities, asking that
delegates be sent to the national
meeting.
Tucker Irvin, spokesman for the
group, said the formal organization
will be set up as soon as it is in
corporated. Until that time head
quarters will be at Logan, Utah.
Richard Maughn of the Utah State
Agricultural College at Logan was
named first chairman.
The conference named four re
gional directors, each covering 12
States. They are: Henry Carp, of
Baltimore; Gus Barksdale, Univer
sity of Georgia; Paul C. Couphos,
Evansville Cnllpee Eve ncx/illc Tr*H
and Pat Maloney, University of
Texas.
The group's single resolution asked
that subsistence allowances be in
creased from $65 to $100 a month
for student veterans without de
pendents, from $90 to *125 for those
with one dependent and an extra
$10 for each child.
A measure to increase the pay
ments by $10 for single students
and $15 for those with dependents
already has passed the Senate and
is on the House calendar.
Silver Spring Baptists
To Honor Pastor
The Rev. J. Wesley Loftis. retiring
pastor of the Silver Spring Baptist
Church, will be given a reception;
this afternoon marking the 20th
anniversary of his pastorate.
The reception will follow vesper
services at 4 p.m. at the church at
Wayne avenue and Fenton street.
Spokesmen for District of Colum
bia Baptists, for other pastors in the
Silver Spring area and for his own
;hurch will honor Mr. Loftis during
he program.
Speakers will include Dr. Clarence
W. Cranford, president of the Dis
trict of Columbia Baptist Convention
and pastor of the Calvary Baptist
Church; the Rev. Philip Edwards/
former president of the Silver Spring
Ministerial Association and pastor
of the Woodside Methodist Church,
and Dr. C. W. Mitchell of the Silver
Spring Baptist Church. Dr. Wilbur
Ripley will act as master of cere
monies
Music will be provided by Justin
Lawrie, Washington musician: Reu
ben Snesrud, director of the National
Lutheran Chorus, and Mrs. Snesrud.
D.C. Year Without Typhoid,
Diphtheria Deaths Likely
This year promises to be the first
in the history of the District Health
Department without deaths from
diphtheria or typhoid fever, accord- ]
ing to Dr. James Cumming. direc-!
tor of the Bureau of Preventable
Diseases, Seven cases of diphtheria
have been recorded in the city in
the first 50 weeks of the year and
six cases of typhoid fever.
Dr. Cumming says this record is
due to better sanitation and ad
vances in medical science.
Next year Dr. Cumming predicted]
an epideifiic of measles, reaching its
height in the fall. The disease runs
in cycles, he says and there is an
epidemic here every three or four
years. This year there have been
518 cases reported. Next year, Dr.
Cumming predicted, there would be
between 4.000 and 5,000 cases here.
In addition to the diphtheria and
measles record in the District there
have been no deaths recorded from
typhus fever, tularemia, rabies,
chicken pox or influenza.
The largest number of deaths1
from communicable diseases here
are tuberculosis and pneumonia.
Montgomery Hills Group
To Hold Tree Celebration
The North Woodside-Montgom
ery Hills Citizens Association will
hold a community Christmas cele
HroHrm of. 7 • 30 nm TiiPfiriav whpn
the lights of its 20-foot pine tree at
Luzerne avenue and Glen Ross road
will officially be turned on.
Children of the community will
be greeted by Santa Claus who will
distribute oranges and candy-filled
stockin' W. Edwin Gallagher,
preside, cf the association, will be
master of ceremonies.
The program will include carols
arranged by Paul Gable, musical
director for the District of Colum
bia public schools. The tree will
remain illuminated until New Year
Eve. Mrs. James C. Hughes is chair
man of the affair.
115 Cattle Bring $36,000
At Walter Johnson Farm
A total of 115 Guernsey and Hol
stein cattle .owned by the late Wal
ter Johnson, the baseball pitcher,
has been sold at auction for approxi
mately $36,000, Edwin R. Johnson,
his son, announced yesterday.
The auction was held on the for
mer Johnson farm of 552 acres at
Germantown, Md. The farm was
sold recently to A. B. McKee. Rock
ville.
Farm equipment. 22 pigs and six
horses at the auction also were sold
for about $11,500. Top prices of $900
each for two bulls were paid by Jo
seph Cohen, Street, Md., and J. W.
Edelen, Glenarm, Md. Mr. Cohen
also submitted the highest bid—$825
—for a cow.
Two Arlington Stations
To Broadcast Services
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Air” will broadcast daily devotions
tomorrow through Friday at 8:45
am. over Station WARL and at
10:15 am. over Station WEAM.
The Rev. George Riley, pastor of
Grace Evangelical United Brethren
Church, will conduct the service
over Station WARL and the Rev.
Dana Johnson, pastor of Resurrec
tion Lutheran Church, that over
Station WEAM.
The Rev. George H. Yount, pastor
of -the First Presbyterian Church
of Arlington, will broadcast serv
ices at 11 a.m. today over Station
WARL and the Rev. Walter Wolf,
pastor of the Arlington Presby
terian Church, will broadcast over
Station WEAM at the same hour.
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CHRISTMAS DOLLS—Looking
at a few of the dolls to be given
away by the Salvation Army
on Christmas are (left to
right): Mrs. W. W. Bouterse of
the charity group, Frank Birg
feld, the organization’s Citi
zens’ Advisory Board president,
and Mrs. John A. Dougherty,
Christmas Doll Committee
chairman. —Star Staff Photo.
Children to Find Salvation Army
Toys in Homes Christmas Morn
new wi iiimc in me tidumunai
practice of giving Christmas dolls
and toys to needy children will be
tried this year by the Salvation
Army.
Instead of having the children
and their parents assemble at the
organization's storage place to re
ceive their gifts on Christmas morn
ing, the Salvation Army is ar
ranging with the parents to select
the dolls and toys in advance. In
this way the children will wake up
on Christmas Day to find their gifts
in the home.
“It will seem as though Santa
Claus had really left the things for
them," Lt, Col. W. W. Bouterse of
the Salvation Army said.
He explained parents of the un
derprivileged children, carefully se
lected, will receive notices from the'
Salvation Army to come to the toy
shop at 499 C street N.W.. at a
stated hour from Monday through
next Wednesday. There with the
help of a volunteer or Salvation
Army worker they will select dolls
and toys, which they may take
home with them.
5,000 Toys on Hand.
Among the 5,000 toys will be 1.000
dolls, dressed by volunteer helpers
of embassies, church groups, civic
organizations'and the American Le
gion Women's Auxiliary. Many of
these dolls will be dressed in the
costumes of India. China, Great
Britain, Czechoslovakia, Scotland
and Australia. Others will be attired
in American dress.
The dolls were bought last sum
mer by the Salvation Army and
brought to the organization's head-1
quarters at 1763 R street N.W. In1
September plans were made to dress;
Alcoholics Unit Backs
Virginia Clinics Plan
By the Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va„ Dec. 20,—The
Richmond unit of Alcoholic Anony
mous, largest of 26 units in Virginia,
today indorsed legislative recom
mendations for State establishment
of regional clinics to aid the re
habilitation of alcoholics.
The unit, however, gave its in
dorsement with the same two re
servations as those made recently
by State Senator James E. Gardner
whose resolution led to the study
of inebriety by a commission of
physicians and prominent laymen.
Mr. Gardner recommended that
funds to set up and operate the
proposed clinics be allocated from
the profits of the ABC system, and'
that administration be placed in the
hands of the State Board of Health,
rather than the State Hospital
Board.
The Virginia Advisory Legislative
Council, in approving by a majority
vote the regional clinic plan sug
gested by the commission, held that
the money should come from the
general fund of the Commonwealth
with the State Hospital Board in
Crop Contests Scheduled
At Baltimore in January
By the Associated Press
Two agriculture shows, including
crop contests for both adult and
junior farmers, are scheduled for
the first w^eek of January at Balti
more.
The 18th annual Maryland potato
show January 6 to 9, sponsored by
the Maryland Vegetable Growers
Association, will feature entries in
the two brackets. Six cash awards,
varying from $3 to $1, will be made
in the junior group, which is open
to 4-H Club and Future Farmers
of America members.
The 41st annual corn and grain
show, also at Baltimore, will be held
January 7 and 8. The exhibits will
feature 21 classes of grain and seed,
including certified wheat, barley and
hybrid corn seed.
All entries must arrive at show
headquarters by the morning of Jan
uary 6. Both events are under the
supervision of the extension service
of the University of Maryland.
Mayor of Frederick, 78,
\klt*Ae Mice lulia Kofaiivor
By the Associated Press
FREDERICK. Md.. Dec. 20 —
Lloyd C. Culler. 78-year-old Mayor
of Frederick for more than two
i decades, was married to Miss Julia
j Kefauver today in a ceremony at
the Evangelical and Reformed
Church at nearby Middletown.
The bride is a member of an old
Frederick County family and a
native of Middletown. She has been
working as an assistant bacteriolo
gist at Camp Detrick, the Army’s
biological warfare center here. Pre
viously she worked for the Freder
ick County health department.
Mr Culler, a building contractor,
is in his seventh term as Mayor of
Frederick. His first wife died more
than 10 years ago.
The Rev. Warren Breisch. pastor
of the Middletown church, per
formed the ceremony.
County Tie Breaker Named
WOODSTOCK, Va., Dec. 20 —
(Spl.i—Nathan H. Corman. former
county treasurer and clerk, has been
named tie breaker for the Shen
andoah County Board of Super
visors. by Circuit Judge Elliott D.
Marshall.
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them. Different groups, having
about 250 workers, volunteered to
do the job.
Tire workers cut, stitched and
fitted each doll with panties,, slips,
home-made dresses, white shoes
and socks. The shoes and socks
were given by the Salvation Army
with each doll.
There is no such thing as uni
formity of dress. One doll is attired
for ice-skating, with knitted cap,
white wool coat, sweater, green
skirt and ice skates attached to
the white- shoes. Another is ready
for a wedding, dressed in a Princess
Elizabeth wedding gown. Another
wears boy's clothing, with a blue
cap and blue suit.
Typical Children Noted.
The organization noted ts'pical
children who will receive gifts. One
is a 3’2-vear-old girl who weighs 20
pounds and has ricketts. Her par
ents lost two children in two years
and are anxious to make life happy
for their only child. The • doll she
will get will help.
In another family, five children
under 14 will receive gifts they
otherwise would not get. The father
has been ill for a long time, and
the mother is trying hard to carry
the burden. In still another family,
where the father is suffering from
tuberculosis, a 10-year-old girl will
be made happy by Santa Claus’
present of a doll.
"Santa Claus gets all the credit as
far as these youngsters are con
cerned." Col. Bouterse said. That,
he added, represents the spirt of
Christmas as felt by all who took
part in preparing the gifts for
delivery.
Arlington Lions hold
Christmas Tree Sale
A Christmas tree sale is being
held by the Arlington Lions Club
at Wilson boulevard and North
Barton street. All proceeds from
the sale are to be used in aiding
Arlington residents who have im
paired vision.
Holly, wreaths and mistletoe are
available at the site.
Army to Shift Colonel
At Criticized Prison
Barracks, Paper Says
By the Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Ga., Dec. 20—Col.
Hugh A. Adair, commander of the
Camp Gordon- disciplinary barracks
which the Army today ordered in
vestigated, will be transferred in
mid-January, the Augusta Chron
icle reported in its final Sunday
morning edition.
The newspaper said Col. Adair
will be succeeded by Col. B. B
Albert of the Green Haven, N. Y.,
disciplinary barracks and that it
learned Col. Adair requested trans
fer overseas more than six months
ago.
Orders transferring Col. Albert
to the camp, the paper said, were
issued several days before a re
quest by Louis D. Oliveros, com
mander of the Louis L. Battey
Post of the American Legion, that
treatment of prisoners in the bar
racks be investigated.
Mr. Oliveros’ request came on the
heels of a personal visit to the
camp in company with Louis Har
ris, managing editor of the Augusta
Chronicle, and the Rev. Massey M
Heltzel, a Presbyterian minister.
Thdir visit was prompted by
charges published in the Miami
Herald that prisoners at the camp
were treated with “savage
brutality.”
Mr. Oliveros said that virtually
every prisoner interviewed charged
rough treatment to a cell block of
ficer who butted men with his head
Mr. Heltzel said he was “dismayed'
by the “aggravated fear psychosis’
he found.
Col. Adair denied the brutality
charge, but said the men were
held to very strict discipline.
Immediately after publication of
the Herald's charges and the Chron
icle's report on the visit t£_ the
barracks, Maj. Gen. Leland S. Hobbs,
deputy commander of the 3d Army,
with headquarters in Atlanta, an
nounced that an inspector general:
was being sent to Camp Gordon to
investigate.
Wild Bus Smashes 3 Cars,
Starts Fire in Hotel Lobby
By th« Associated Press
i EXTON, Pa., Dec. 20.—Bus went
j on a rampage in the freezing pre
I dawn today, smashed three auto
; mobiles, ripped into a hotel lobby,
I set off a fire and caused a break
down in the hotel's heating system.
I Here's the story as told to State
Police by Louis Miller, 36, of Audu
bon, N. J., a Greyhound bus driver
I He was on his way to State Col
lege, Pa., to pick up students leav
ing Penn State for the Christmas
holiday.
The. vacant bus, brushed against
a car driven by Joseph Bucior, jr.,
38, a baker. gThe impact knocked
Mr. Miller from his seat.
The vehicle knocked two parked
cars from its path—hurling one 15
feet to the side—and then went
slamming through the front door
of the Exton lodge, a small hotel in
this town 30 miles from Philadel
phia.
Short circuited wires set the ho
tel on fire and awakened most of
the 30 guests at 5:30 a.m. When the
fire was out it was discovered that
the heating system was so badly
damaged that the furnace had to be
turned off, leaving the building cold.
Football Player Expected
To Leave Hospital Today
Donald J. Druckenmiller, 22-year
old George Washington University
football player who has been under
observation at Emergency Hospital
since Thursday night, probably will
be released today, according to the
team physician, Dr. Beveridge Miller.
Condition of the sophomore ath
lete last night was reported as "en
tirely satisfactory.” He had been
taken to the hospital in a semicon
scious condition after he collapsed
at the home of a fellow student. ;
He was prevented from completing
this year’s football season by a head
Injury suffered In a game at Miami
University on October 24.
Dr. Miller said last night that
‘‘there is no evidence of any brain
injury.”
Mr. Druckenmiller, who has played
on the varsity for two years, lives
with his mother at 977 North Patrick
Henry drive, Arlington.
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Desert Sand Irritates
Man With Toupee
By the Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE. N. Me*. — At
last report the Albuquerque Cham
ber of Commerce was still looking
for an answer to this inquiry from
an Arizona correspondent:
"Would you please advise if there
is a concern in Albuquerque which
has facilities for cleaning toupees?
This desert sand is a little difficult
to shake out.”
Mill to Get New Machinery
WINCHESTER. Va„ Dec. 20.—
Machinery for the manufacture of
men's underwear from rayon fabric
will be installed in time for op
eration of that division of the Win
chester Knitting Mills bv January
I. it was reported today by John
J. Wanner, plant manager.
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