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f timing * | Politics Charge Stirs Interest in Alexandria Race Opposing Factions Raise Issue of Machine'Control By Mary Lou Werner Charges that both opposing fac tions seeking election to the Alex andria City Council are under con trol of political machines brought new life today to a heretofore dull pre-election campaign. Leroy S. Bendheim, one of five candidates indorsed by the Veterans’ Committee for Veterans, told a public meeting sponsored by the Alexandria League of Women Voters last night he thought Arm istead Boothe or Maurice Rosenberg was the "walking man’’ behind the four candidates who are running as a slate. Mr. Boothe is Alexan dria’s representative to the House of Delegates ahd Mr. Rosenberg is a former member. The four candidates are Albert A. Smoot. Randall J. Hicks. Arthur P. Campbell and David D. Squires. These four issued a statement yes terday charging that the five can didates indorsed by the- veterans were being backed by ”a certain well entrenched political force which have now assumed a new name.” Duncan Is Named. Mr. Smoot told reporters last night the chief of the “political forces” referred to in the statement he and his colleagues released yesterday was Judge James R. Dun can of Alexandria Civil and Police Court. "We welcome the admission at last that certain other candidates are running as a slate,” Messrs. Smoot, Hicks, Squires and Campbell declared. These four, who are known as the at-large slate, added: "We acknowledge the sincerity of many of the new members of the committee with the new name. But, we challenge any one who knows to deny that a certain politician who has for years sought to dominate City Council was a chief sponsor Of the Veterans Committee meeting held on Monday night, that the an-, nouncement of the meeting to the press came from his office, that he attended the meeting and assigned workers to various wards at the end of the meeting.” Attack Is Recalled. "The machine is now admitting that it is doing exactly what it at tacked us for doing openly two weeks ago.” the statement said. "Politicians do not like to be forced to lay bare to the public view their plans, their organization and their candidates. If our announcement has at last smoked out the core of our opposi tion, we are glad to have, rendered this public service, come what may, cost what it will.” ' '" Mr. Smoot charged that A. B. Clohosey, who is chairman- of the Veterans for Veteran? ppmmittee, probably was a new "Ed'gar feergen of the old machine." * >?*, Mr. Clohosey promptly replied that the veterans committee which had its first organization meeting Mon day night, “is an independent, non partisan organization comprising members of all of the veterans or ganization in the city and formed for the aims and purposes announced at the meeting.” He said the committee indorsed the candidacy of five men seeking election to the four council vcancies without their requesting the indorse ment. He explained a sixth veteran who Is in the council race. Randall J. Hicks, was not indorsed because it was felt that he had joined in a “clique” to “seize comrol of the city government.” In doing this, Mr. Clohosey declared, Mr. Hicks "de nied all the ideals for which the vet erans fought in two wars.” “Slate” Is Denied. Mr. Clohosey said, “I don’t see how indorsement of more candidates than there are vacancies can be construed as a ‘slate’.” In addition to Mr. Bendheim, the four other candidates indorsed with him by the Veterans’ Committee were Marshall J. Beverley, Roy Bragg, John Worthington and C. B. Harris. The candidates spoke at the Alex andria League of Women Voters fo rum in the George Mason School. A 10th candidate, Ernest Mankin, also spoke. The only candidate who was not present was John J. Ewald, incumbent, who sent word that he had a previous engagement. Pour of the 11 candidates will be chosen in the Democratic primary next Tuesday. ,To date, no Repub licans or Independents seek election in the general council election in June. If no Republicans or inde pendents enter the race, the four Democrast chosen in Tuesday's elec tion automatically will fill the va cant council seats. $18,000,000 Record Seen In D. C. Tax Payments district Tax Collector Guy Pear son thinks that, by the time re turns finally are tabulated, Wash ingtonians will have set an $18,000, 000 record for second-half payments of their personal property and real estate taxes. Deadline for the payments was last midnight. About 3,200 persons appeared at payment stations in the District Building yesterday to add about $1,400,000 to the municipal coffers, Mr. Pearson estimated. Mail returns will have met the deadline if they were postmarked before midnight. Persons who failed to pay in time face a pen alty charge of 1 per cent a month Receipts tabulated by Tuesday night totaled $16,641,372, Mr. Pear son reported. In the past, the total of semi-annual payments on these taxes have averaged around $12,000, 000. . j Weekly Boating Page In The Star Tomorrow Beginning tomorrow. The Star will renew its weekly page of boating and fishing news. . Follow this feature in the Sports Section every Friday for news of water front activities on the Potomac River and A Chesapeake Bay. m Doctors See Rider Hurt in Telecast, Then Treat Him By, th« Auocioltd Press BALTIMORE, April 1.—Things; were quiet last night, so accident room doctors at Maryland General Hospital went to. their recreation room to watch a telecast of a rodeo being held here. They saw one of the performers tossed off a horse. Shrugging their shoulders, they switched off the tel evision set and returned to dpty. Less than five minutes later Lee Duhaims of Pueblo, Ariz., was brought in for X-ray and treat ment of a shoulder injury. He was the performer who fell. | The hospital is flist a few blocks from the rodeo site. Tuck Expected to Sign 200 Bills Passed at ’Constructive Session' By Alex R. Preston Gov. Tuck of Virginia, was ex pected to sign into law today virt ually all of the bills, exceeding 200 in number, approved at Tuesday’s “constructive session” of the Gen eral Assembly. Several local laws applicable to Northern Virginia communities were among a score of measures given his approval yesterday. Among State-wide measures signed was the “anti-Truman” bill which was introduced at the Governor’s request to change the State’s presi dential and vice presidential elec tion laws. The measure, whose chief patron was delegate E. Blackburn Moore of Winchester and Clarke County and included as a sponsor Delegate Arm istead L. Boothe of Alexandria, was considerably toned down from the Governor's original proposal to keep President Truman’s name off the ballot if he is renominated. Permits State Ticket. The law, which becomes effective June 29, provides that ballots shall carry the names of political parties as well as candidates and electors. It will permit the Virginia Demo cratic Party to put up its own ticket If the State Democratic convention fails to ratify the national party ticket. The candidates of the Na tional Democratic Party, as well as of the Republican Party, are assured a place on the ballot, however. Also approved yesterday, the As sociated Press reported, were two of the more controversial pieces of legislation of the recent regular ses sion. One clamps a Statewide ban on the sale or possession cf most kinds of fireworks but exempts small firecrackers, Roman candles, pinwheels and other relatively harmless devices. The second is a mild version of wnat was intended to be a strong annexation law. As finally enacted, this law instructs 1 courts ^con sider the best interests of coun ties and of . residents In. areas, in volved when they pass on ,'nnexa tion petitions brought by cities. $39,009 for Bay Survey. Also signed by the Governor was a House bill providing for a care ful hydrographic and biological survey of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The measure ap propriates $30,000 to finance the study but sponsors hoped that Maryland would chip in $30,000 and' the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service another $30,000 to permit a more extensive investigation.' Among other bills approved was one by Mr. Moore which will exempt out-of-State apple growers, prin cipally frof the West Virginia pan handle and Western Maryland sec tions, from paying a Virginai tax on their product when they ship into the Old Dominion for packing and crating. Other Measures Signed. The following measures also were j signed: To raise the salary of the mem- j bers of the Arlington County Board from $1,200 to $1,800 a year each, sponsored by Delegates J. Maynard Magruder and George Damm of Arlington. The Magruder-Damm bill author izing a referendum on whether the Arlington School Board shall issue bonds to erect an athletic stadium and requiring approval of the County Board before the debt is incurred. The Boothe bill authorizing the City Council to make contributions to the Alexandria Bicentennial Commission. Staunton Police Investigate Woman's Fatal Injuries By the Associated Pres* STAUNTON, Va., April 1.—Police here today are investigating circum stances surrounding the death of a 44-year-old Staunton woman. Mrs. Arlene Hudson Hevener died after receiving "extensive brain in juries and burns on the abdomen and thighs, Dr. R. P. Bell, jr„ alter nate city coroner, said last night. She died last night in King’s Daughters’ Hospital where she was taken Monday night. Dr. Bell has ordered an autopsy. He also recommended the investi gation now being conducted by Po lice Chief E. Jj. Bragg. No further details of the death have been revealed by officials or members of the Hevener family. Virginia's SCC Refuses Probe Of Two Papers Commission Finds It Lacks Power to Conduct Inquiry ly Hit Auotiattd Prtis RICHMOND, Va„ April 1.—The State Corporation Commission has decided it is without authority to conduct an investigation of Rich mond Newspapers, Inc., as directed in a resolution of the House of Delegates. The commission advised Gov. Tuck and the clerks of the House and Senate of the decision in a letter yesterday. The SCC said the investigation was not within the orbit of the general jurisdiction of the commission which, therefore, would have to consider that it was constituted a committee by the House for the purpose of making the Investigation. “This being the case, it is essential in our opinion to consider at the out set the extent of our-authority to conduct such an investigation,” the SCC said. "In dealing with this problem, we iffust recognize that this resolution is not a direction of the General Assembly of Virginia, which under section 40 of the con stitution of Virginia possesses the legislative power of the State, but is rather a mandate of a single branch thereof, namely the House of Delegates. Resolution Quoted. "It is also true that the resolu tion directs an investigation and report to be made after adjourn ment sine die of the House of Dele gates. “In view of these facts and after an examination of authorities bear ing upon the question presented, we are clearly of the opinion, which opinion appears to be supported by the overwhelmiiig weight of au thority, that insofar as the resolu tion, aforesaid, attempted to be op erative after the adjournment of the General Assembly, it is without force and effect and, accordingly, we are powerless to comply with its direction.” Delegate Samuel Swanson of Pittsylvania, offered the resolution to the House after the two Rich mond newspapers had criticized legislative action editorially. Both the Times-Dispatch and the News Leader were critical of the House voting its members an extra $300 per member as an expense allow ance as well as various other measures. Resolution Fails. An effort was made tc rescind the resolution in the Assembly's “con structive session” Tuesday, buf there was no quonftn. ; Assistant Attorney General Wal ter Rogers had no official comment and indicated there would be none from the attorney general’s office until Representative Alnaohd, Demo crat, of Virginia, takes the oath of office as attorney general. Representative Almond lias an nounced he would resign from' Congress about the middle of April to become attorney'general of Vir ginia. He was elected at the re cent session of the ‘General As sembly. County Robbery Suspects Returning From Indiana Montgomery County detectives were expected to return from Indi ana today with two suspects in the! assault and robbery last Friday of John W. Beall. 39 a carpenter, of j Germantown. Mr. aeall, according to detectives, | was assaulted in Clarksburg by two ! men whom he had given a lift in his car and was robbed of his wallet containing (40. The suspects, both of whom live in Washington, were picked up last Sunday in Jeffersonville, Ind., on1 drunken driving charges. They have' waived extradition. It was the second time in the last nine months that Mr. Beall has been assaulted and robbed. The first, according to detectives, oc j curred last July when two men, who were staying at Mr. Beall's home, hit him on the head and took a radio and shotgun. The men now are serving terms of 2>4 years each in the Maryland House of Correction for that rob bery. Cherrydale PTA to Give Minstrel Tomorrow The Cherrydale Parent-Teacher Association will present its second annual minstrel and variety show at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and Satur day in the Arlington Recreation Center, 3700 Lee highway, Arling ton. James Catterton will be the inter locutor. Performers will include Cleve Topley, Chester Pask, the five Koemer sisters. Barbara Heinbuch, Bill Bell, Sandra Brown and Bar bara Mosley. During an intermission in the 90 minute show refreshments will be sold. All proceeds will go to PTA projects. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Groups Asked to Support 'Y' Cottage An appeal xor support oi organi zations in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area has been fttade.by Mrs. John H. Werner, chairman of the Operating Committee of the "Y” Cottage, 8410 Wisconsin avenue, Bethesda. The cottage, a Community Chest agency, was set up through, the ef forts of residents of the community to take over functions of the BSO which *was discontinued December 31. Officials of the agency claim, however, that their allotment from the Community Chest is not enough to permit them to do everything they would like to do. They have asked civic organiza tions and other groups to sponsor any of the following projects: Sunday night suppers for person nel at the Naval Medical Center, Bethesda: volunteers for ;ervice at the cottage, underwrite free coffee at an annual cost of $300, pay f<£ newspaper suDscnptions at a cost of $4.83 a month, pay the $5 monthly cost of publishing Wits and Bits, the agency's monthly publication; pro vide a place and an orchestra for a dance, ana furnish prizes for games and provide refreshments. In addition to furnishing recrea tional opportunities for servicemen and young adults in the eree, the agency also permits teen-agers to use its facilities if they are organ ized and have a sponsor. Equipment in the cottage includes two pianos, two kitchens, two radios and several hundred books. There also is a grill in the rear yard for barbecues. The cottage is open from 9:30 a.m. to 11 pm. weekdays and from noon to 10 p.m. Sundays. It is operated by a committee comprised of representatives from the com munity, the YMCA and the YWCA. Miss Polly Bullard, executive di rector for the Montgomery uaty WHO’D EVER GUESS IT’S DUPONT CIRCLE?—It’s hard to be lieve that only two weeks ago traffic was swirling around this northwest island known as Dupont Circle. Since then it has become a beehive of activity as preliminary ^vork is begun .on the $3,750,000 underpass. Two years from now the place will be restored to some semblance of a circle. The above scene was made from a rooftop, looking north on Connecticut avenue. —Star Staff Photo. Silver Spring Board Favors $3,000,000 For County Schools A recommondation that the Mont gomery County commissioners issue $3,000,000 in bonds for school con struction after July 1 and that the tax rate be raised to meet the added debt was approved last night by the Silver Spring Board of Trade. The measure is a,modification of a resolution approved last week by the Board of Difectors or the trade group which urged the commission er, to proceed immediately wfth the sale of the school bond issue. The issue already has been authorized by the State Legislature. Last night’s action followed talks by County Supervisor Irving G. Mc Nayr and Richard E. Cafpehter, as sistant superintendent of education in charge of buildings and mainte nance. . ' : 1 J\ Report by McNayr. Mr. McNayr reported on his re cent conference with Moody's In vestors’ Service of New York, which recommended that no bonds be is sued until after July 1. Pointing out that a $2,800,000 bond issue for schools and roads was authorized by the commissioners last fall, Mr. McNayr said Moody’s recommended that if the county's credit rating is to be upheld, a $5,000,000 indebted ness should not be undertaken in one year. Fred L. Lutes, president of the Montgomery County Bankers’ As sociation. agreed with this view. Mr . Carpenter predicted that “either this year or certainly in the next two years, there will be an ad ditional enrolment of 4,900” in the schools. Temoorary Buildings Seen. The Board of Education, he said, is modifying plans to cut expenses. He warned that still further re trenchments might be necessary and that buildings of a semitempor ary type may have to be erected unless additional financial help is given. The group approved two proposed changes irt* the by-lays for a flat membership fee of $25 annually and to drop members who have not paid their dues by March 31, 1949. Chester Petranek, director of the newly organized County Symphony Orchestra, spoke on needs for more facilities for music-minded people of the county. Arlington to Observe April As Cancer Control Month Arlington County Manager A. T. Lundberg yesterday proclaimed April as cancer control month and requested county residents to assist the local chapter of the Virginia Division, American Cancer Society. Mr. Lundberg noted that 97 Ar lington residents died last year from cancer and that the State Health Department estimates 395 persons now living in the county are suffer ing'from the disease. William G. Hamilton, chairman of a campaign to raise $15,000 to aid in cancer control, appointed Jack R. Jones, Arlington real estate deal er, as chairman of the Special Gifts Committee. Headquarters are at the County Health Department, 1800 North Edison street. Volunteer workers may call Mrs. Betty Hough ton, executive secretary, at Owens 4000. Montgomery B'Nai B'rith To Have Panel Tonight The Montgomery Lodges of Bnai B'rith.will sponsor a panel discus sion of social and housing discrimi j nation at 8:15 o'clock tonight in the Jewish Community Center. , Herman Edelsberg, legal counsel for the Washington office of the Anti-Defamation League, and Leon Sachs, director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, will lead the dis cussion. Arlington Democrats to Meet The Arlington Democratic Club will meet at 8:15 o’clock tonight at the Lyon park Community House. The Arlington delegation to the General Assembly will discuss the recent legislative session, president ir™1 “*■' 4 Maryland Allows Old Auto Tags If 1948 Application Is Made Maryland motorists who failed to display their 1948 license tags be fore last midnight’s deadline will be permitted to operate "their auto mobiles if they can prove they have applied. State police were instructed yes terday to pass those who have not received new tags from the Depart ment of Motor Vehicles, provided the motorists show canceled checks, money order receipts or check Stubs as evidence of application. - - '"’Tracks returning to Maryland from other States will be.permitted to proceed to home stations^ tfce department announced. - - Approximately 1,750 persons ob tained their tags in the .last-min-, ute rush at the County Sdrvice Building, Hyattsville, apd the1 County Court House, Upper Marl boro, yesterday. The Hyattsville sale total to date is 8.500 tags and the Upper Marlboro total about 7.000. Sales will continue from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, County Treasurer James B. Bland said yes terday. — The office of County Treasurer John B. Diamond in Rockville, only distribution point in Montgomery County, reported today, that ap pf^slmittely: 13,500 tags have been sold to date.* including approxi mately 1,400 yesterday. W. Lee Elgin, Stride commissiorier ofr'”ht©tor vehicles, estimated tire 1948-49 registrations will exceed 600.000. Last year there were 571, OpO. New registrations for 345,812 caftr ’atready have been issued in Baltimore. • , - Marylanders Approve UMT, Poll Shows A majority of Marylanders ap-; prove universal military training,! according to a public opinion poll just completed by 200 Maryland hign school students. The survey covered more than 1,500 Maryland citizens and was preparatory for the Young Men’s Christian Association model legisla ture in Annapolis, April 22, 23 and 24, when the poll-takers will act on model legislation. Questions disclosed that a major ity of Marylanders approve such measures as establishment of State junior colleges, annual physical ex aminations for all school children, annual sessions of the State Legis lature and a year’s military training for all able-bodied men. Montgomery County model legis lators who participated in the poll and who will attend the model ses sion next month represent three county high schools. Montgomery Blair High School will be represent ed by “Senator" Robert Rodeffer, “Delegate” Donald LaShley and "Delegate” Richard D. Walker. Bethesda - Chevy Chase High School will send three “Senators” and eight “Delegates.” The former are: John McD. Corn. Peyton Fletcher III and John Ray Nelson. The “Delegates” are George Yost, Howard Wickham, Samuel A. Towne, jr.; Robert J. Taylor, C. Mackall Ricketts, Martel Ricketts, Jerry Caswell and David Parkinsbn. Lincoln High School will be repre sented by "Delegate” Edward Nor ris. ' _____ Two Alexandria Cafes Face License Loss After Hearing Two Alexandria restaurants were charged with selling beer to intoxi cated persons at a beer license rev ocation hearing in Alexandria yes terday. Alexandria policemen' and an ABC inspector told ABC Hearing Officer John N. Sebrell, jr„ that the Post. Grill, 400 block of King street, and the Majestic Cafe, 600 block of King street, had sold beer to persons who were intoxicated. The Ma jestic Cafe also was charged with not keeping proper beer sales records.' Mr. Sebrell is to study the testi mony and recommend to the State ABC Board whether or not the two licenses should be revoked. Episcopal Church Elects Officers in Clinton Christ Episcopal Church of Clin- i ton, Md„ has named the following officers: Senior warden. J. Frank! Dent: junior warden, Dennis W,l Stephenson: secretary. James L. Thcmas; delegate to the diocesan convention. A. P. Lund, and delegate to the Southern convention, Mrs. Annie D. Thomas. Vestrymen elected are Mr. Dent, Mr. Stephenson, Mr. Thomas, Mil lard E. Schultz, Charles Mullikin. Guy L. Schultz, Ramond Luskey and William M. Carroll._ Parish Sponsors Dance A dance sponsored by the Parish Committee of St. Mary’s Church, Piscataway, Md., will be given at 9 pm. Saturday at the chiuOh hall. 33 Arlington Scouts To Be Honored Thirty-three Arlington County Boy Scouts will be honored for meritorious achievement at cere monies in the new Arlington Metho dist Church at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Participating <in the ceremonies will be Dr. J. F. Kendrick, Arlington Boy Scout activities chairman: Paul Hiil, representing the Arlington County Kiwanis Club; Bernard Joy, chairman of the Arlington County School Board, and the Rev. Mr. Joseph Johnston, pastor of the church. Palms above the eagle rank will be awarded to Walter Campbell, James I. Maloney, George C. Ger ber, John E. Darr, A. H. Tillson and Don Messer. The following will receive eagle badges: Gordon Amoth, Duane Holrh, Wayne Holm, Hulon Warlick, Leslie Durloo and Leroy Ritchie, jr. The rank of life Scout will be con ferred on Ray Ivie. Duane Crowther and Gene Grabman. The rank of star Scout will be conferred on the following: Robert McMurrer, Charles Clagett, Rich ard Alley, John Ailes, Edward Arm tfruster, Dor. Portch, William Hauss mar., Phillip Kautt, William L. Matthews, Heston Heald, Norbert Melnick, jr.; Charles Sitkin, Alan Davitt, Andrew P. Sullivan, Law rence Ayers, William Tiney, jr.; Daniel Leach and James Goins. Citizens Group to Meet In Arlington Tonight The Madison Manor Citizens' Association will meet at 8 o’clHck tonight at Westover Baptist Church, Arlington. The following officers have been elected by the group: C. Leroy Groff, president: Capt. Frank Morong, vice president; Lt. L. W, Benjamin, jr., secretary, and Albert Smigel, treas urer. Church to Dedicate Annex The First Christian Fellowship Church. 218 East Monroe avenue, Alexandria, will dedicate a newly completed annex at a service at 8 p.m. tomorrow. The addition will be used for young people’s work and Bible classes. Falls Church Dance Planned; Falls Church Post, Veteran^ of Foreign Wars, will sponsor a dance from 9 pm. to midnight Saturday in | Odd Fellows Hall on West Broad! street. Convention Delegate Candidates File in 2 Maryland Counties Boards of Election Supervisors in Montgomery and Prince Georges •aunties were busy today filing the candidacies of democrats and Re publicans for the State convention delegations. Mjdnight is the deadline for filing. Delegates will be chosen in the party primaries May 3, when nominatons also will,be made for the House of Representatives. ’ Each party will nominate seven delegates in each county. In Montgomery, Democratic can* didates for delegate are CJharles W. Prettyman, Rockville; Blair Lee III, Silver Spring; Robert W. Beall, Bethesda; Mrs. Irene Brungart, Takoma Park; Jerry T. Williams, LaytdnSVille; Mrs. Elizabeth Asay, Bethesda, and Mrs. Anna H. Roach, Ch?vy Chase. Four GOP Candidates File. Four Republican candidates have filed. They are Frank R. Long, Kensington; Mrs. Cerna S. Towne, Chevy Chase; Mrs. Ruth Bits. Ta koma Park, and Romeo W. Horad, Silver Spring. In Prince Georges six women have filed for the Democratic convention delegation and one vacancy still remains, according to James B. Berry, clerk of the county Board of Election Supervisors. The Democratic delegate aspir ants are Mrs. Nora R. Bollinger, Brentwood: Mrs. Cordelia Brown, Takoma Park; Mrs. Mary C. White, Colmar Manor; Mrs. Betty L. Tay man, Cheverly; Mrs. Lillian R. Kutsch, Ardmore, and Mrs. Myrtle B. Andre, Oxon Hill. On Republican List. Seven who have filed for the Re publican State delegation are Mrs. I Annette P. Fisher and Mrs. Lois A.; Gallimore. Bladensburg; Paul D.' Johnson, Mount Rainier; W. Leroy; Armstrong, Laurel; James T. Sut ton, Fairmount Heights; J. Bfyant Morrison, Seat Pleasant, and Sid-; ney A. Moore, Brandywine. The election supervisors an nounced that daily registration of Prince Georges voters will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays until April 27, county-wide registration day. The registration is held in the office of the election supervisors at the courthouse, Upper Marlboro. Brannaman to Address Baltimore VFW Dinner Ray H. Brannaman. national com mander of the Veterans of Foreign; Wars, will be the principal speaker at a banquet and dance at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Emerson Hotel. ! Baltimore. i Other speakers will be Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of the University ; of Maryland, and Mayor Thomas! D'Alesandro of Baltimore. Depart-; ment Comdr. Charles B. Buscher of Silver Spring trill preside at the banquet. Fairfax Driver in Crash With Cycle Officer Fined C. S. Mackey, jr„ 22. of Fairfax,! yesterday was fined $50 and co6ts for reckless driving by Fairfax Trial j Magistrate Harry T. Carrico. Mackey was arrested several weeks ago after he collided with a motor cycle policeman, Roland Heath. Mr. > Heath suffered a broken rib in the! collision. j Maryland Income Tax Laws To Be Enforced, Lacy Warns By the Associated Press 'BALTIMORE, April 1. — 8tate Controller James J, Lacy said to day he planned to “enforce vigor ously” the State income tax provi sions and to “prosecute those indi viduals who wilfully refuse to file" a return. In a brief statement discussing: policy of his division regarding the ; income tax, the controller said: “May this be public notice to those j individuals who intentionally fail to carry their share of the cost of State government that they must and will suffer the resulting Mmsequences.” V7 \ Penalty for wilful failure to file a return, he recalled, is a *500 fine, six months imprisonment, or both. The deadline for returns is April 15. The State income tax law is ap plicable to both residents and non residents. The former are defined as those domiciled in Maryland on the last day of the taxable year or those who maintain a home within the State during six months of the year. Nonresidents are liable only on income earned within the State. Federal employes performing duties in the State also Are subject to State income taxes. £ Sasche Enters % Race for House Against Sasscer Glen Burnie Lawyer in 5th District Contest; j Byrne Austin Files I BULLETIN 1 ANN APOLIS (£”). — George Sasche, Glen Burnie attorney, today announced his candi dacy for the 5th district Dem ocratic nomination to the house to oppose Representa tive Sasscer of Upper Marl boro. Additional candidates announced overnight for congressional nomin ations in the 5th and 6th districts of Maryland,‘assuring spirited party contests in the counties contig uous to Wash ington. With the filing deadline at mid night tonight, at least 33 Mary landers are in the running for House nomina tions through out the State. P. Byme Aus tin of Takoma Park, a whole sale and retail distributor Of Mr. Austin, fire fighting equipment and auto mobile accessories, announced he would seek the Democratic nomina tion for the H|use from the 6th district. Seeks G. O. P. Nomination. L. J. H. Herwig. Annapolis at torney, filed with the secretary of State at Annapolis a certificate of his condidacy for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 5th. Mr. Herwig is the fourth to de clare for the nomination to run against Representative Sasscer. Democrat, of Upper Marlboro. The others are Prank E. Vanderhoof, Suttl^nd, who is in-the advertising and publishing business; Edwin A. Glenn, Suitland. and C. Maurice Weidemeyer, Washington and An napolis attorney. Mr. Weidemeyer has received the GOP organization indorsement. Neither Representative Sasscer, in the 5th, nor Representative Beall. Republican, the 6th district incum bent, has opposition within his own party. Mr. Austin becanje the third Dem ocrat to seek nomination as Mr. Beall’s November deponent. The others are Dawson J. Horine. yred erick County farmer,'and Thomas O’Connell. Forest Glenn attorney, who has been an investigator for the Senate War Investigating Commit tee. Secretary to Byron. ,. y Mr. Austin has been active Both in State and 6th district Demo cratic affairs. Between , 1938 and 1941 he was secretary of the late Representative William D. Byron, who was killed in an airplane crash. He has been zoning officer for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and | clerk to the Montgomery County Board of Election Supervisors. He was a delegate to the Democratic State conventiop of 1946. Todey is filing deadline for State party convention delegates who will be elected in the May 3 primary, as well as for the House candidates. Candidates for any offices have un til Saturday to withdraw from the races. Arlington Junior Chamber Plans Safety Slogan Contest The newly formed Arlington Junior Chamber of Commerce, in co-operation with Arlington County schools, will sponsor a student safety slogan contest during April. Open to elemenary, junior high and high school students living in Arlington County, the contest offers $200 in cash awards contributed by Arlington merchants. Each of the three divisions offers first, second and third cash prizes of $50, $10 and $5, The Arlington County Safety Council will Judge the contest. Win ners will be announced May 10. Referendum to Be Held On Bond Issue in Vienna A referendum will be held in Vi enna. Va., May 4 on a proposed $500,000 bond issue for construction of a water and sewer system. Judge Paul E. Brown of Fairfax Circuit Court yesterday granted a referendum petition filed by town officials. C. Arthur Thompson, I Lloyd E. Wright and Bernard Up ! ham were designated officers of the | election by Judge Brown. 50 Artists to Exhibit In Silver Spring Show Over 50 Montgomery County art ists are participating in an exhibit by the Kensington Sketch Class art exhibit which opens tomorrow at the Hecht Co., Silver Spring.' The exhibit will include painting* and pencil and charcoal sketches. They will be on display through April 10. West Faces Fruit Problem in Bottle Of Rock and Rye Corporation Counsel Vernon E. West has a new problem on his hands. This time it’s rock and rya | bottles. As practically every one knows, integral parts of rook and rye are the orange slice and cherry in each bottle. The trouble is that thesa non-alcoholic ingredients displace about two ounces of alcoholic liquid in a half-pint bottle—at least that’s the discovery of J. Thomas Kennedy, District superintendent of weights, measures and markets. Mr. Kennedy ran into this situa tion while he was going around to Hquor stores, looking for short measure bottles. He believes that, if a half-pint of rock and rye must contain the fruit, the bottle should be large enough to hold an extra two ounces of liquid. £