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May Be Taken Beside Truman Inaugural Unit Asks Ceremony Be Held On Stand Outside President Truman and Vice Presi dent-elect Barkley both would take the oath of office on the outdoor stand at the east front of the Capi tol under a proposal being consid ered by the Joint Congressional In augural Committee. This would be a change from tra dition under which the Vice Presi dent in most instances has been sworn in before the Senate itself in the Senate chamber, immediately before the inauguration of the President. No decision has been reached on the proposal, it was learned today, but the matter is being seriously considered. Senator Barney, when asked about the ceremony during a recent press conference here, said details had not been agreed to at that time. He now is at his home in Paducah, Ky. Advantages Cited. The.proposal for having both the President and Vice President sworn in January 20 before the throng in the open is being urged strongly be cause of the advantage it would give the outdoor radio and tele vision audiences. Meanwhile the committee origi nally set up to “sell” Government employes on buying 1949 inaugural parade tickets probably will end up in the exact reverse position—trying in every way possible to find the precious tickets the Government workers are requesting. This appeared to be the situation today as it was announced the 50 man committee on Government agency participation will meet Mon day to discuss the ticket situation. Tte committee, which includes a member from every agency and de partment in the area, is headed by Joseph F. Major, legal liaison of ficer at the War Assets Administra tion and a World War I fellow sol dier of President Truman. Thousands of Requests. Mr. Major said today that “thou sands” of requests for tickets for Government workers are coming in to his committeemen. He estimated that about 5 per cent of the 208.000 Government workers in the Wash ington area, or more than 10,000 persoils, will want parade tickets. But the 1949 Ihaugural Commit tee already has exhausted its ex pected supply of all tickets except those in the $6, $7 and $8 bracket and requests for blocks of tickets by railroads and bus lines are sufficient to cover the remainder of the ap proximately 40^)00 seats. However, applications are still be ing taken for seats with the under standing that they must be paid for by December 20, thus enab’ing the committee to know by then juri how many applications it has for blocks of tickets. Historic Booklet Planned. Mr. Major’s committee thus will likely be faced with the problem of how to dig up enough tickets to sat isfy the demand of Government Workers. Other inaugural developments: John Clagett Proctor was named to head the Historic Sites Commit tee. Mr. Proctor is president of the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District. The committee will publish a booklet describing the various sites open to inaugural visitors. The Program Committee, headed by Edward Boykin, approved pre liminary plans for the souvenir booklet it plans to issue for sale to inaugural visitors. It will contain historic pictures and stories of the previous inaugurations. Summer Training for Guard To Be Discussed at Meeting Summer field training plans for National Guard units in the 2d Army area will be discussed at a four-day conference beginning Monday at Fort Meade. Guard officers from the District, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia have been called to par ticipate in the discussions. Lt. Gen. Leonard T. Gerow, com mander of the 2d Army, and mem bers of his staff will discuss Na tional Guard instructor procure ment, training plans, 2d Army re sponsibility for the training and reports on the 1948 results as well as sites, dates and requirements of the 1949 program. They also will discuss the policy, progress and requirements of the three-year militia training program. 30-Mile Speed Limit Set For Memorial Bridge A 30-mile speed limit has been established for traffic over Memorial Bridge, Irving C. Root, superintend ent of National Capital Parks, an nounced today. Signs have been placed on the bridge and at the approaches in forming motorists that the speed zone is in effect on the bridge. Previously no speed limit was des ignated for the bridge. Mr. Root said a warning period will be allowed to permit motorists to become familiar with the regu lation, but strict enforcement by the park police will begin on December 13. He called attention to hazards in rainy or freezing weather and urged the public to comply with the new speed regulation. Annual Woman's Day The annual Woman’s Day will be observed Sunday at 10:50 a.m. at the Columbia Heights Christian Church. Dr. Harry L. Bell will speak on “The Ripened Harvest.” Mrs. C. K. Saunders, president of the Woman’s Council, will preside. The morning prayer will be offered by William L. Hill and the Scrip tures will be read by Mrs. Paul Magoffin. Mrs. G. Tinsley Creech will speak of the women's program of work. Longer Calls Hearing Chairman Langer of the Senate Post Office and Civil Service Com mittee today scheduled a hearing for 10 a.m. next Tuesday in the Senate Office Building on practices followed in the examination of can didates for stenographer-typist civil •ervice jobs. D. C. Woman Civic Worker Gets Radio 'Good-Neighbor' Orchid Miss E. R. Groves, 75, Noted for Hospitol Work Among Sick Miss Elizabeth R. Groves. 75, one of Washington's most tireless civic workers, received a "Good Neighbor” orchid yesterday that wra.s flown from Hollywood. Jack McElroy of the Breakfast in Hollywood radio show, made famous by the late Tom Brenneman, had nominated her for one of his awards on the basis of a letter he had received from Mrs. J. W. Stewart, 1717 Evarts street N.E., a friend of Miss Groves. Miss Groves was presented with the orchid by Charlie Edwards on his Around the Town program in j a WMAL studio. She then heard Mr. McElroy read the letter on his Hollywood program which directly (follows that of Mr. Edwards.. i The letter told how Miss Groves, a retired employe of the National Geographic Society, all through the j w ar and until the present has visited Walter Reed Hospital, Mt. Alto and I Children’s Hospital 0115 day each week taking crossword puzzles and 1 magazines. "She pastes the crossword puzzles on cardboard and attaches a small pencil to each set.” the letter said. Mrs. Stewart met Miss Groves through the Delaware State Society of which Miss Groves lias been executive secretary for 27 years. She has been treasurer of the Con necticut Avenue Association for 30 years. A number of friends went to i MISS ELIZABETH GROVES. —Star Staff Photo. the radio station yesterday with Miss Groves and the women among them were presented chrysanthe mum corsages. Miss Groves had never heard the Hollywood breakfast show before, it turned out. “I'm too busy collecting maga zines,” she said. But it was not her first orchid. She was given one for working in the kitchen every Sat urday night at the Friendship House of the Covenant-Presbyterian church during the war. She was a bit disturbed because the letter said she was 76. She will not reach that age until July. She came here in 1911._ v Rev. Daniel W. Justice Appointed Pastor of St. Luke's Church The Rev. Dr. Daniel W. Justice, ; pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, Seward square and Fifth street S.E., has been appointed pastor of St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Thirty - fifth street and Wisconin avenue N.W., to succeed the late Rev. Dr. C. Howard Lambdin. The anno uncement was made today by the Pastoral Relations Com mittee of St. Luke's. Dr. Justice, who has been serving Trinity Church since 1940* will Dr. Justice. assume his new duties January 1. A member of the Baltimore An nual Conference of Methodism since 1927, Dr. Justice began his minister ial services with the churches of the West Harford circuit in West Har ford, Md. In 1930 he went to the; Glyndon (Md.) Methodist Church, where he served until 1934, at which time he was appointed to the Gov ans Methodist Church in Baltimore. Dr. Justice was graduated from; Johns Hopkins University in 19221 and received a theology degree from I Boston University in 1925. His grad- j ,uate work in theology was complet ed in Boston University in 1927, and, i in 1944 he received the degree of; doctor of divinity from Western1 ; Maryland College. Since entering the Baltimore Con- ‘ ference, Dr. Justice has been active; in many phases of Methodist work as member of the Baltimore Confer- j ence Board of Education, the An-1 nual Conference Board of Missions and Church Extension, the Board of Trustees of the Washington1 Methodist Union and the Southeast Interchurch Council of this city. I One of Dr. Justice's first duties as pastor of St. Luke's Church is to begin plans for a new’ church build ing at Wisconsin avenue and Calvert street N.W. St. Luke’s Church is the consoli dation of Mount Tabor, Aldersgatei and Congress Street Methodist Churches. Navy Allows 18-Year-Olds To Enlist for One Year Eighteen-year-old youths now will be accepted for enlistment in the iNavy for’one year, according to Lt. Comdr. J. S. Leidel, officer in charge of the District naval recruiting sta I tion. He said they will receive the same benefits as tho& enlisting for three or more years and at the same time fulfill their obligations under the Selective Service Act. On complet ing the one-year enlistment, they will be given the opportunity of re enlisting or transferring to the inac tive Naval Reserve. Applications may be made at the | Naval Recruiting Station, 1400 Pennsylvania avenue N.W. Women's Day Scheduled Women’s Day will be observed at the Wilson' Boulevard Christian Church, Arlington at 11 a.m. tomor row with Mrs. Myrtle G. Burton, wife of the minister, speaking on "Christmas Happens in the Heart.” UCS Hospital Section To Meet Soon to Map D. C. Health Needs - Leaders of the new health and hospital section of United Commu nity Services will meet in about a week for their first discussion of proposals for a comprehensive health planning program for the District. The new section, headed by Dr. Winfred Overholser. St. Elizabeths Hospital superintendent, represents all health and hospital groups in the city. It will take over many functions of the old Washington Metropolitan Health Council. UCS is the successor to the Washington Community Chest and the Council of Social Agencies. Dr. Overholser said members have submitted a number of “very help ful proposals” about health needs the section should consider. These proposals will be taken up at a meeting of the section's Executive Committee. Purpose of the section is to develop a program on all phases of health needs in the District, including hos pital problems. Already in operation, meanwhile, is the set up to deal specifically with hospital problems in the entire metropolitan area. William R. Castle, president of the Hospital Council of the National iCapital Area, said a special sub committee of the latter group, set up to look into hospital “operating methods, economies and deficits,” ,wili be "useless, as far as I can see.”, (Members of the subcommittee are District Budget Officer Walter L. Fowler, Dr. Vane M. Hoge of the Public Health Service and Dr. Robert H. Groh of the District Medical1 Society. Mr. Castle, said he thought hos pitals should be represented in any such group and that “it seems rather absurd tp put outsiders into . any such complicated situation.” 61 Doctors Licensed For Virginia Practice By th« Associated Press RICHMOND. Va., Dec. 4—The State Board of Medical Examiners has licensed 61 applicants to prac tice medicine in Virginia by recip rocity, a board spokesman said yes terday. Dr. Kenneth D. Graves, Roanoke, board secretary, said the board had discussed the matter of borderline reciprocity for doctors in the Dis trict of Columbia. 'A recent opinion of the Virginia Attorney General held the Virginia code does not provide for border line reciprocity. Dr. Graves explained borderline reciprocity this way: A Virginia licensed doctor may make applica tion and pay $1 and be allowed to practice in the District of Columbia. The Virginia law, however, does not provide for such a reciprocity : license but permits a doctor licensed in the District of Columbia to prac tice anywhere in Virginia after making application and paying a $50 fee. Dr. Graves said the matter came before the board earlier when the secretary of the District of Colum bia R)ard of Medical Examiners made inquiry whether Washington doctors could be permitted to prac tice in northern Virginia. President, Minus Union Card, Plays Duet With Margaret Miss Margaret Truman played a piano duet with a nonunion mu sician last night—her father, the President. They were guests of honor at a father-and-daughter dinner at the National Press Club. More than 500 persons broke the club’s record for a seated dinner to hear the President and his daugh ter play a number which she called “The Jenny Lind Polka.” which, Miss Truman said, “daddy taught me when I was about 10.” She added that she and her father probably hadn’t played it since. Then Miss Truman laughed: “I belong to a union, so 1 got special dispensation to do this with a non i union member.” Another item on the program was: an imitation of Mr. Truman's cam paign speech style by Henry Nichol son. a Secret Service man, who traveled with the President on the recent successful campaign. Later, Mr. Truman told the assembled fathers and daughters that he want ed to “reassure” the agent “so he will sleep well tonight—he's not going to get fired.” One of the entertainers gave a akeoff on Miss Truman’s singing, which provided a source of fun for her and Mr. Truman. On departing the President told everybody he had spent "a most nappy evening.” In another skit Miss Drucie Sny der, daughter of Secretary of the Treasury Snyder, termed herself “Miss Dollar Sign” and “inter viewed” her father "on the radio” on the subject of the national debt. She and Mr. Snyder sat alongside Mr. Truman and his daughter. The program included professional and amateur entertainment. The professional cast included Walter Pidgeon, screen star; Peter Lind Hayes of the stage, radio and screen; Paul Winchell, ventriloquist; Leon Navara, pianist, who presented a story in music of "Harry S. Tru man—the musician”; Jane and Betty Kean, singers and dancers, and Johnny Bradford of radio and televisioh. The National Press Club Chorus, under direction of Reginald Wer renrath, sang several selections. Dinner music was provided by an orchestra from the United States Navy Band, which is directed by Lt. Comdr. Charles Brendler. Chief Musician Bernard Rosenthal con ducted the orchestra. Favors for the daughters included orchids flown to Washington from Hawaii especially for the party. Merriman Smith of the United Press was master of ceremonies. Mr. Truman was presented by Joseph H. 1 Short, jr„ president of the club. 2 Saved on Way To Chair Await New Death Date Reprieve 21 Minutes Before Deadline Saves Bernstein Slayers / A new execution date will be set Monday for two condemned men who escaped the electric chair yes terday by the narrowest margin in District Jail history. With only 21 minutes remaining of the time in which the two could be executed legally, the United States Court of Appeals granted a temporary reprieve which gave them at least four more days to live. Court orders require executions to be completed before 2 p.m. and It was 1:39 p.m. when the District Jail was notified the the stay had been ordered. It w,ps the pressure of time—too short in which to complete the ex ecutions—that cause the court, which at first denied the appeals, to reverse itself- and grant the stay. Postponed 11 Times. The two condemned men are Reginald J. Wheeler, 28, and Jesse James Patton, 23, both colored. They were convicted more than two years ago for the holdup-slaying of Maurice L. Bernstein, Florida ave nue druggist, on June 5, 1946. Up to yesterday, their execution had been postponed 11 times, but all their ap peals have failed and executive clemency has been denied. A final hearing before the ap pellate court, scheduled for 9 a.rh. yesterday was delayed when one of the defense attorneys was late. Although prepared to begin the executions at 10 a.m., the District Jail officials also waited while the final appeal action was in progress. At 12:25 a.m. the appeals court denied the pleas of both men, but Chief Judge Harold M. Stephens directed that neither man be sent to the chair until 1:45 p.m. in order to give their attorneys opportunity for a last appeal to the Supreme j Court. Short Time Protested. This brought a hurried conference of jail officials. They protested that it was impos sible to complete the executions in the 15 minutes left before 2 p.m. Director of Corrections Donald Clemmer announced helplessly to reporters: “We’re working against minutes.” At 1:25 officials and witnesses went to the fourth-floor death chamber where the electrodes were checked and Thomas Sard, Mr. Clemmer s executive assistant, took his stand at a telephone two steps from the chamber. At 1:39 Mr. Clemmer, in the office below, was informed by United States Attorney George Morris Fay, in a hurried phone call, that the executions had been put off. The appeals court, on its own mo tion. had granted a stay until 10 a.m. Tuesday, permitting a further appeal by defense attorneys. It was up to District Court, Mr. Fay said, to set a new date for the executions Monday morning. % Show Little Emotion. The call quickly was relayed to Mr. Sard. The two convicted men. their heads already shaved, were taken back to their cell block. They registered little emotion. They had been comforted by four Protestant clergymen since early morning. The families of the condemned men—Patton’s wife, Wheeler's three sisters and two brothers—had said goodbye the afternoon before the two doomed men had a Anal chicken dinner. Technically, the two men may be executed as early as next Tuesday if no further appeal is granted, ac cording to Mr. Fay. District jail executions, however, are scheduled for Fridays. Defense attorneys for the two men are James J. Laughlin, representing Wheeler, and Curtis P. Mitchell and Wesley Williams, representing Pat ton. District Court on Thursday appointed attorney John J. Wilson to represent Wheeler temporarily in a brief absence of Mr. Laughlin. U.S. Becoming Independent In Research, Solberg Says The United States has made a good start towards independence in scientific research, Rear Admiral T. A. Solberg, chief of the Office of Naval Research, told the Amer ican Council of Commercial Labo ratories at a banquet at the May flower last night. Previously, he said, “we have de pended largely on foreign sources for scientific information and on our own industry for developments rising out of that research.” Since the war, he said, these foreign sources have become meager or non-existent and this country has had to undertake its own re search on a major scale, he said. As a result, industries have greatly enlarged their own research depart ments and there is an increaling co operation between them and the Government and university labora tories. « A need of the future, Admiral Solberg stressed, is greater coopera tion among the basic sciences them-; selves. This is one of the objectives of the Office of Naval Research, as well as to support and co-ordinate projects in universities and indus tries. Second Cousin Sentenced In Attack on Negro Woman By the Associated Press WETUMPKA, Ala., Dec. 4.—An Elmore County Circuit Court jury has given the second of two white cousins a similar 45-year sentence on charges of raping a Negro woman. Defendant Jack Oliver, 21, pleaded guilty before testimony began. He agreed to accept the same sentence his cousin, John C. Howard, jr„ 30. received earlier. The jury approved a 45-year sentence for Oliver yes terday after brief deliberation. The prosecution asked the all white jury to show that a Negro can get justice in an Alabama court. Oliver and Howard were indicted on charges of robbery and rape. Alabama permits a maximum pen alty of death for either charge. Oliver pleaded guilty of raping An nie Grayson, 23. Howard was convicted earlier of raping Melinda Jackson, 22. The two cousins also were charged with robbing the women’s husbands, chasing them away with gun shots and carrying off their wives in a pickup truck. I Charter Ticket Is Studied With Mixed Feelings County Republicans Less Gloomy Over Slate Than Democrats By John V. Horner Residents of Montgomery County today weighed—with mixed feelings —the qualifications of seven citizens nominated yesterday as charter can didates for the first elected County Council. Reaction to the slate among staunch charter supporters was, in general, favorable. Some profes sional politicians were unavailable for comment. But of those reached the Republicans appeared less gloomy than the Democrats. To Be Ratified Tuesday. The ticket approved by the board of the Montgomery County Charter Committee, which is expected to be ratified by the full membership Tuesday, is as follows: Council District No. 1, the Da Imascus-Laytonsville-Olney area: P. G. Ligon, Brinklow construction en gineer; registered as a Democrat. Council District No. 2, the Barnes ville-Clarksburg-Gaithersburg area: Augustus R. Selby, Germantown miller; Republican. District No. 3, Darnestown-Pooles ville-Rockville — Former Orphans’ Court Judge Thomas C. Kelley, Darnesville, lawyer and banker; Republican. District No. 4, Bethesda and Po tomac election districts—Mrs. Doro thy S. Himstead, Chevy Chase, housewife; Democrat. District No. 5, Colesville and Wheaton election districts—J. Doug las BradShaw, Takoma Park, law yer; Republican. At large—Frederic P. Lee, Be thesda and Washington attorney, Democrat, and Dr. Lewis Meriam, Kensington, Brookings Institution executive, Democrat. Anders R. Lofstrand of Rockville, chairman of the Republican delega tion in the Legislature, said he re garded the charter ticket as “very nice.” Lee to Work for Charter. “I’m wondering, though, what the old organization Democrats think of the ticket,” Mr. Lofstrand said. His answer was supplied by E. Brooke Lee of Silver Spring, still Democratic leader of Montgomery despite his announced “retirement’ a year ago. Mr. Lee and his close political ally, Lacy Shaw, objected to the new form of government, but after the charter was adopted said they would work and vote for the Charter Committee nominees to put the machinery into ope*ation. Mr. Lee had this comment: “We recognize that the group in cludes two gentlemen who have been recent Republican county candidates and one Republican who is a recog nized party leader; also two Demo crats who are markedly unfriendly to the Democratic organization and Dr. Meriam, whose politics we do not know. “However, for reasons previously stated, we intend to organize, work and vote for the entire charter slate.” Alexandria Hospital Silent on Proposals Alexandria Hospital officials have decided to withhold comment on a recommendation that the hospital reduce the number of its employes and tighten administrative activ i ities. The recommendation was made by a special committee of the new Alexandria Health Council, which i asked the hospital for comment on its proposals. In a letter to council officials, David S. Haddock, Hospital Board president, said his group had decided i to turn the health council proposals over to a special citizens’ committee which will be formed to evaluate a current audit and personnel study of the hospital’s operations. This policy will assure the council report "of impartial appraisal and permits the Hospital Board to go along logically with commitments it has made to the city in the com mon desire for the best hospital that can be developed,” Mr. Haddock wrote. The hospital financial and per sonnel study was ordered by the Alexandria City Council, after that body voted an emergency $20,000 grant to help ease financial prob lems at the institution. G. W. School Conference Names De Viney President Jack De Viney, 17, of 1630 Park road N.W., a Central High School student, yesterday was chosen pres ident of the second annual George Washington University High School j Conference. Held at Lisner Auditorium, the conference was attended by speech and government students from 14 schools in Maryland, Virginia and the District. Dr. L. Poe Leggette of the uni versity faculty directed the con ference. Elected as officers with Mr. De Viney were: Norman Bohrer, 3794 Nichols avenue S.E., Anacostia High School student, vice president, and Miss Susanne Walsh, 4925 Mac ! Arthur boulevard N.W., who attends Western High School, secretary. "Another conference will be held in the spring and in the interim various schools will discuss the problems debated. School Press Contest Prize Money Donated The annual Montgomery County interhigh scholastic press contest will be sponsored next year by the Montgomery County Press Associa tion. The association voted at its 1 (Inch eon meeting yesterday in the Stone House Inn, Silver Spring, to donate $35 for prizes in four classes—edi torial, news, features and sports. The contest will be held in May at a place to be determined by the Interhigh Council. Meteorologists to Meet Earl G. Dressier, a meteorologist in the Office of Naval Research, Navy Department, will speak at a meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday of the American Meteorological Society. It! will be held at the Weather Bu reau's office, Twenty-fourth and M streets N.W. JT. Douglas Bradshaw. Thomas C. Keller. P. G. Lifon. COUNTY COUNCIL CANDIDATES—Three of the seven candi dates selected yesterday by the Charter Committee for the Montgomery County Council are shown above. j Trial of Will Conies! On Jan. 31 or Later Asked by Mrs. Gizycka Attorneys for Mrs. Felicia Gizycka today asked District Court not to speed trial of her suit to set aside the will of her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Patterson, merely “because more dollars are involved than in the average case.” , Executors of her mother’s estate have petitioned the court to bring the case, involving an estimated fortune of more than $16,000,000, to trial January 5. Mrs. Gizycka's motion today charged the executors are seeking an early settlement to keep Mrs. Gizycka from having benefit of existing evidence. Filed through Attorneys William A. Roberts and Harold M. Kertz, Mrs. Gizycka’s motion asked the court to set a trial date not earlier than January 31, 1949. “The facts and circumstances in this case,” Mrs. Gizycka’s motion declared, “are not so peculiar or unusual as the caveatees (executors of the estate) would have it appear so as to warrant the court in giving to this case precedence over other cases filed long before and now awaiting their turn for trail. Cer tainly this case should not be given precedence because more dollars are involved than in the average case.” Hardship Contentions Denied. Mrs. Gizyoka's motion flatly denied the contentions of the executors that delay in admitting Mrs. Patterson’s will to probate imposes costly and unnecessary hardship on the col lector for the estate. “It is contended," her motion said, “that the vesting of the Times Herald in ‘seven executives’ has been delayed and therefore trial should be accelerated. “It appears from the various re ports filed by the collector in respect to the operation of the Times-Her ald that under its guidance and management for the period begin ning July 24 and ended October 30, 1948, the proprietorship account, synonymous with the capital and, | surplus account, has been increased by the net amount of $223,990.” Pointing out that the extent and value of the properties left by Mrs. Patterson have not been ascertained and no inventory of her personal property has been filed, attorneys for Mrs. Gizycka said it is vital to their case that more time be allowed |pr them to interview witnesses and conduct necessary investigations. “Wittingly or unwittingly the ca veatees have attempted to create the impression that the caveat was filed for the purpose of harassing the caveatees. delaying the administra tion of the estate and incurring needless cost,” Mrs. Gizyska’s mo tion asserted. “Nothing could be further from the truth.” Annuities Delay Disputed. “The caveatees have attempted to ■frustrate our efforts to proceed with due dispatch and opposed all at tempts to expedite preparation of the case for trial.” The contention of the executors that delay prevents payment of annuities to pensioned Times-Herald employes “is likewise without merit,” Mrs. Gizycka's motion asserted. “It is grossly unfair to impute to the caveator a result provided for by statute. The caveator resents the attempt to shift to her the obliga tion to take steps necessary under law to alleviate this situation. “No known reason exists as to why former employes of the Times Herald whp were pensioners at the time of the death of Eleanor Patter son should not now be receiving pensions.” Mrs. Gizycka’s motion said she will Join in any “well-considered effort to alleviate estbalished claims of hardship.” Magothy Group Studying Arundel Police Problems ly the Associated Press GLEN BURNIE, Md., Dec. 4.—An investigation of Anne Arundel law 1 enforcement problems, plans for which came up during investigation of the recent double slaying here, has been launched by the Magothy River Association. Association officers said Col. Henry S. Barrett, wartime head of civilian defense in Maryland, will take lead ership in the survey of the county police situation with a view toward possibility of a training program for county police, increased size of the force, higher pay and more radio cars. Miss Mary C. Kline, 18-year-old secretary, and John H. Mahlan, 25, Glen Burnie postal employe, were slain last September. A suspect, ar rested almost two months later, has been charged with their murders. Deer Hunter Killed WINCHESTER, Va., Dec. 4 (JP).— Lynn Davis Swisher, 21, was shot and killed yesterday while deer hunting near his home at Baker, W. Va. Pontiac Auto Dealers Receive Charter for D. C. Area Association The Washington Metropolitan Pontiac Dealers’ Association, with eight members in this area, has been incorporated in Virginia, dedicated to “advancing lawful and fair trade practices.” A charter was granted by the State Corporation Commission at Richmond yesterday, but the asso ciation has been operating here in formally for many months, a high i Pontiac official said. C. F. Devereaux, zone manager here for Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors, said the prime pur pose of the association was to assure “closer co-operation between the dealers, the public and the facto ries.” Issues Discussed at Meetings. The dealers here have been hold ing monthly meetings at various places, he explained, to discuss many issues which have arisen in the selling and servicing ol new cars. Also under discussion, Mr. Deve reaux said, have been the disputed questions of allowances made for old cars traded in on new ones and the system of delivering new cars on a priority list. More than a year ago, Mr. Dev ereaux said, it was realized that these issues were brewing, so the Pontiac dealers began their program of co-operation long before the House subcommittee investigating questionable trade practices in the automobile business here launched its investigation. Emphasis on Future Business, i So far, the zone manager said, no Pontiac dealer had been called on the witness stand by the Macy subcommittee making its trade practice inquiry. Mr. Devereaux said that through out the many conferences of deal ers here the emphasis has been on "future business, not the benefits of today.” Officers of the association, Mr. Devereaux announced, are: E. M. Kupersmidt of Coast-in-Pontiac, Washington, president; H. J. Brown of Brown-Pontiac, Arlington, Va., vice president; Jack J. Blank, Arcade-Pontiac, Washington, sec retary-treasurer. Dr. Lee Adcock Dies; Former CSC Official Dr. Lee Campbell Adcock, 70, for mer senior medical officer with the Civil Service Commission's Retire ment Division, died yesterday at Arlington Hospital. Dr. Adcock was with the commis sion for 16 years before his retire ment in 1944. His home for the last 12 vears was in Fairfax. Va. A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Dr. Adcock was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and practiced medicine in Tulsa, Okla., and Omaha, Nebr., before entering Government service here in 1928. Dr. Adcock served as a medical officer with the Army in Texas dur ing World War I. He was a member of the American Legion, Scottish Rite Masons and Shriners, and at tended the First Congregational Church in Washington. He is survived by his widow, the former Ida Mae Swanson; three brothers, William A. and George H. Adcock of Hopkinsville, and Clifton O. Adcock, Ardmore, Okla., and four sisters, Mrs. E. W. Barnette, Nash ville, Tenn.; Miss Louis Adcock and Miss Della Adcock, Hopkinsville, and Mrs. H. T. Fruit, Paducah, Ky. Funeral services will be held at 2:3(7 pm. Tuesday in Fort Myer Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Hunting Couple Cleared In Child-Neglect Charge By th* Associated Press TOWSON, Md„ Dec. 4.—Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Davis, who left his three young daughters behind and went to West Virginia to hunt deer, were acquitted yesterday of charges they neglected the children. The house burned down while they were gone but the girls weren’t hurt. Judge John B. Gontrum repri manded the couple and placed the children under welfare department supervision for a year. Mr. and Mrs. Davis testified they mads arrangements with a next door neighbor to have the little girls sleep at her house while they were gone. Mrs. Connie Browning told the court she had promised only to keep an eye on the girls, not feed and shelter them. The girls, 11, 9 and 6, are Mr. Davis' children by a previous mar riage. After the fire, the couple was located at the home of his brother near Clarksburg, W. Va._ Blond, 17, in Taxicab Holdup Put on Probation for 3 Years Bessie “Dimples” Nichols, 17 year-old Rockville blond charged with assisting the hold-up of a taxicab driver a year ago, yester day was given a chance to prove that she can go straight. Bessie, the girl who made news when she got an engagement ring while held in grince Georges jail, was placed on probation for three years by Circuit Judge Charles C. Marbury. At the opening of her trial yes terday, Bessie changed her not guilty plea to a plea of guilty. After her arrest, Bessie escaped from the Marlboro jail by unlock ing her cell door with a key she mysteriously obtained, police said. She was rearrested in Rockville several months ago and It was dis closed that she had been to Cali fornia where she met and fell in love with a Marine. The Marine, Pvt. Quincy Q. Terry, now stationed at Norfolk, presented Bessie a diamond en gagement ring between the bars of her Marlboro jail cell after she was rearrested. They plan to be married “as soon as possible'' she said yesterday. County Probation Officer Roy Bright said, however, that if Bes sie marries without his permission, it will be a violation of her proba tion. Conditions of the probation are that she return to live with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Nichols, in Rockville, and obtain work. Letters to Ask Previous Donors For Chest Funds Campaign Officially Closes 26% Under $4,566,790 Goal > Letters asking donors of previous years to contribute to the Com munity Chest will be sent from campaign headquarters although the 20th annual drive in the Wash ington area ended officially last night 26 per cent under its goal. At a Anal report dinner in the Washington Hotel it was announced that 316,918 pledges were obtained in the campaign. This would bring the Community Chest $3,379,194.83, or approximately 74 per cent of the campaign goal of $4,566,790. In addition to the mail solicita tion of the previous donors who have not been heard from this year or otherwise have been missed, the “mopping up” process calls for completion of specific assignments by volunteer workers, fulfillment of call-backs and turning in reports to headquarters at 1101 M street N.W. Parker Points to Effects. In terming the outcome of this year’s Chest campaign “a dismay ing result,” Campaign Chairman Chauncey G. Parker outlined, among other effects of the fallura of the drive, a situation which may face the medically indigent. "J am convinced,” Mr. Parker said, “that if we are to preserve our Chests and their agencies, more of the hospitalization needs of the medically indigent mqst be assumed by the tax funds of our District government and local and State governments of our Maryland and Virginia Chest regions.” He said nothing else could be interpreted in the failure of the community to respond .to a goal which included the second highest percentage of hospitalization alloca tions of any Chest in the country. He warned: “The answer to our 1949 problem of the Federation, its member Chesta and their agencies is for a liberaliza tion by our local governments of tax-eligibles for hospital care of our medically indigent and that must be done speedily.” Sees Funds Withheld. Mr. Parker said he was informed that if the present hospital intake policies for tax-eligible certification is continued in the District, the in crease in Congressional appropria tion for hospitalization cannot pos sibly be spent and used. He declared this just didn’t ’’make sense” in the face of “our over-all needs in health and welfare.” In concluding, Mr. Parker said tha community’s failure was "at the ex pense of people, dependent children, discouraged families, the aged, con valescent children, the sick in need of hospital and clinic and nursing care, of our youth.” “That will be the effect of our failure because 100,000 (persons) able to give have ranged themselves on the left side of our invisible line which separates them from those wno cared and shared with their contributions through the Commun ity Chest Federation.” Another speaker, Alexander F. Jones, assistant to the publisher of the Washington Post, suggested that in next year's Chest drive, there should be all-year-round publicity, including articles on the work done by institutions and agencies deriving support from the funds. Sees More Coming In. "It’s a matter of coverage,” he said. "The business of getting close to the people is the greatest sales thing in the world.” Mr. Jones said of this year’s cam paign that he didn't think “all the money we’re going to get is in.” In paying tribute to the 20,000 volunteer workers and officials who worked in the drive, Mr. Jones termed the group “a nucleus of hard-working, real people who will see that the Community Chest will continue for many years.” Mrs. Ruth G. Willis, secretary of the Information and Referral Office of United Community Services, told the several hundred persons present that more and more people are ap pealing to the Chest member agencies because of difficulties arising from the high cost of living, seasonal un employment, illness and other fac tors. The agencies, with their cut budgets, are finding it more and more difficult to take care of the in creasing case-load let alone their ex isting cases, she declared. “I can’t see how we are going to handle new cases. The agencies are doing a frustrating job in not being able to help because of lack of funds,” she concluded. 'Befriended' Woman Held in Theft Attempt A woman befriended a week ago by an 80-year-old carpenter wa* being held today for the grand Jury charged with breaking into his rooms and trying to steal from him. * John H. Mellen testified in Mu nicipal Court that when he re turned from his daily job in Bal timore last Tuesday, the lock to his rooms at 922 K street N.W. was broken. He said his radio and three suitcases crammed with his clothing, were stacked just lnsida and his rooms “looked like a cy clone had struck.” In the room, he said, was Lorraine Aronstein, 40, of the 1200 block of Seventeenth street N.W. Mr. Mellen sail he had met her a week ago when a fellow-tenant in the rooming house introduced them. Judge Thomas D. Quinn held the woman under *1,000 bond. Elks' Memorial Service To Be Held Tomorrow The Washington Elks Lodge. No. 15, will hold its 54th annual memor ial service for members who hava died during the year at 8 pjn. to morrow at the clubhouse, 919 H street N.W. The Chesapeake & Potomac Tele phone Co. Glee Club, directed by Hal Fitz, will sing. Joseph A. Can trell. Washington attorney, will speak. Thief Gets 360 Days Harvey L. Minnis, 31, today was in District Jail for 360 days for steal ing four items of new lavatory equipment from the Logan School annex, Third and G streets N.E. Judge Thomas D. Quinn imposed the sentence in Municipal Court after Minnis, who is'colored and lives in the 1000 block of Browning place N.E., pleaded guilty. Ha wa* arrested Thursday.