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Quick Action on 14th Street Light Admits Bottleneck, But Says Signals Are Satisfactory District Traffic Director George E. Keneipp has informed the Com ir. sioners there is a serious traf fic bottleneck on Fourteenth street 5. W. and that he soon will urge steps to remedy it, it was learned today. The bottleneck, affecting thou sands of commuters using the Highway Birdge to and from Vir ginia, was the subject of a special report sent by Mr. Keneipp to the District Building yesterday. In the report, the traffic di rector defended the new traffic sig nals at Fourteenth and D streets 6. W., installation of which aroused a controversy. The signals, he as serted, have proved satisfactory, and he recommended their re tention. Points to ‘Real Problem.’ But Mr. Keneipp's report pointed to what he called “a very real problem” in congestion between D street and Constitution avenue. The congestion slows up traffic both ways, he said. It is necessary, Mr. Keneipp Urged, ‘‘to obtain a more expe ditious dispersal” of the thousands of cars that pour across the bridge into Fourteenth street at both morning and afternoon rush hours. Traffic bound down Fourteenth street toward the bridge also is "sluggish and delayed,” Mr. Keneipp said. The traffic director made no specific recommendations, al though he declared his engineers ‘‘are familiar with the causes of this condition and they are now engaged in studies of the prob lem.” Mr. Keneipp told a reporter his proposals will involve the Public Utilities Commission, High way Department. Park Police and others and that he feels unable to make any detailed disclosures before consultations with those agencies. Test Vehicles Timed. His report said it took test ve-! hides at least twice as long to travel north from D street to Constitution avenue than to move the 1.2 miles from the south end of the bridge to the D street signal. The latter, he said, took hai dly more than the minimum time pos sible within the speed limit. For this reason, he said, “it is obvious that this is an area prob lem and not an intersection prob lem.” The traffic director said the new D street traffic signals pro tect 1,255 pedestrians crossing the intersection each day, that they provide “an orderly leftturn move ment from southbound Fourteenth street eastward into D street,” and have “made it possible to eliminate the most troublesome and hazard ous vehicle left turn at Fourteenth and G streets.” At the same time, he said, the signals “have created little or no delay.” “On the basis of our studies to date, there would be no appreciable Improvement in traffic xiow on Fourteenth street if ihe new sig nals were turned off,” Mr. ICeneipp declared. Mahoney Files Suit To Nullify 1910 Law By th« Associated Press BALTIMORE, Sept. 30.—George P. Mahoney is seeking to have the unit system that lost him the Democratic nomination for Gov ernor declared invalid by the courts. His latest monkey wrench in the Democrats’ plans for getting the general election campaign under way came in the form of a suit Hied in common pleas court here yesterday. The suit asks the court to de clare Mr. Mahoney the Democratic nominee instead of Gov. Lane by throwing out the sections of the Maryland election law which pre scribe the unit vote system of naming party nominees. Mr. Mahoney had about 17,500 more popular votes than Gov. Lane in the September 18 primary, but lost the nomination on the basis of the Governor’s 84-68 unit vote majority. The Democrats have scheduled their nominating convention for Monday. It may have to recess immediately, however, and post pone naming of nominees until the Mahoney - Lane fracas is settled. That may be another two or three weeks. Mr. Mahoney has asked recounts in eight counties and Gov. Lane in a ninth. The Republican nominating convention meets today in Balti more. It will be a cut-and-dried affair, since none of the losing candidates has challenged the results. Iwo Men Injured in Crash Of 2 Cars, Truck in Virginia Two men were injured early to day in a collision between two automobiles and a truck on Route 1, Engleside, Va. They are Pvt William K. Rog ers, 21, stationed at Fort Belvoir, and Bierl Tyree, 50, colored, of 1016 North Fairfax street, Alex andria. Both suffered severe head cuts and other undetermined injuries. They were taken to the Fort Bel voir hospital. State police said Mr. Tyree’s car In which Pvt. Rogers was riding, Skidded into the rear of the truck as the latter vehicle pulled off the road to stop. Another car, oper ated by Andrew Kirk, jr., 30, ol 2113 North Rolfe street, Arlington then crashed into Mr. Tyree’s au tomobile. The truck driver. George Freeman, jr., 33, colored of Ahos kie, N. C., was unhurt. 20-Man Park Police Riot Squad Stands Inspection at Monument —-— — --- - » ■ .. Rear Admiral A. G. Noble and Inspector Mark Raspberry ' inspect the new badges worn by the Park Police Civilian Disturb ance Group. The outfit, formed last spring, was reviewed yes terday on the Monument Grounds. —Star St* ft Photo. The public got its first look at the new park police riot squad when the unit stood inspection yesterday on the Monument Grounds. Known officially as the “civilian disturbance group,” the hrimeted 20-man squad was quietly set up last May to take over in case crow-ds got out of control on any of the property under the juris diction of the park police. Inspector Mark Raspberry, park police chief, explained that in ad dition to gas masks and billies. members of the squad would nor mally be armed with automatic shotguns. Some of the men would also carry tear-gas equipment, he said. The occasion for the inspection, conducted by Inspector Raspberry and Rear Admiral A. G. Noble,! was to have a look at the new park police badge, which became official yesterday. The redesigned insignia shows the United States shield more prominently than on the old badges. U. S. Attorney's Office To Move Two Sections Due to Added Staff Having finally acquired more assistants than it he s room for in the District Courthouse, the United States attorney's office here will move two of its se tions uptown Monday. United States Attorney George Morris Fay announced today that his civil and appeals branches will occupy a po. .ion of the third floor of the Hutchins Building, 939 D street N.W. This means the staff of 37 prosecutors will be spread in three different locations until I the new Federal Courthouse is completed early in 1952. One group already is stationed in the Municipal Courthouse. Mr. Fay explained that, with the acquisition of two assistants in the past week, he had as many as three assistants per office, and all the offices are small. The bigger staff is necessitated by a heavier case load. The civil category alone has jumped from 85 cases pending in 1947 to 594 as of last June. The office is still r 'ne assistants shy of the 12 rec ommended by the Justice Depart ment last January. Appointed last week to serve in the criminal division in Mu nicipal Court were Harold H. Titus, jr„ a graduate of George town Law School, and Emory W.i Reisinger, II, a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School. Veterans of naval service in the last war, both men formerly were assigned to the Justice Deprtment Mr. Titus lives at 2101 Con necticut avenue N.W., Mr. Rerin ger at 6281 North Fifteenth road, Falls Church, Va. Gardner Heads Fleet NORFOLK. Va., Sept. 30. UP)— Vice Admiral Matthians B. Gard ner yesterday relieved Vice Ad miral Robert B. Carney as com mander of the 2nd Fleet. Admiral Carney will become commander of the Ur. :ted States naval forces in the Eastern Atlantic and the I Mediterranean, with headquarters in London. Police School Rookies Joining Force Today Raise Total to 1,971 The Metropolitan Police De partment approached its full authorized strength today with the graduation of 75 rookies from the Police Training School. The recruits, who go on duty Monday, will swell ti e force to ar all-time high of 1,971 men. Eventual'y, the department will recruit and train 300 privates. Congress recently authorized a force of 2,288, working a 5-day week. The change to a 5-day week will not go into effect until at least 200 of the 300 recruits have completed training, probably in January. A new group of 100 trainee: will start at the school Monday on the one-month-to-six-weeks’ course. Meanwhile, Maj. Rober* J. Bar rett, superintendent of police, an nounced the transfer of 36 officers within the department, including 18 privates who will go to the re cently strengthened Juvenile Bu reau. They are: Thomas M. Hughes, Joseph F. Longo and Ernest Reid, from the second precinct; George R. Donahue, fifth precinct; Clark W. Hamm and Joseph Preli, sev enth precinct; Edward W. Chail let, ninth precinct! Carl F. Krog man, Milton T. Taylor and John D. Thompson, tenth precinct; Michael F. Molesky. Carl Rudbeck and Francis D. Smith, eleventh precinct; Booker Kent, Charles A. Mackie and Otis Troupe, twelfth precinct, and Raymond C. Davis and Vernie E. Tate, traffic divi sion. Among those transferred on routine precinct shifts are: Lt. Charles L. Van Meter, headquar ters to the third precinct; Lt. Charles P. Fox, fifth precinct to headquarters; Corpl. Rufus T. Nash, tenth to sixth precinct; Corpl. John J. Kinney, sixth to second precinct, and Corpl. Hay wood Johnson, second to tenth precinct. HE WANTS HIS MOTHER—Frank Lowe, head keeper at the Zoo, has quite a problem trying to get this day-old male water buffalo to drink his milk. The little fellow lost his appetite when his mother forsook him. Mr, Lowe and three other keepers try to feed him every hour, but so far they’ve had little success. —Star Staff Photo. / Welfare Board To Study Need For 2 Top Jobs District Agency May Decide to Drop Post of Principal Assistant The Board of Public Welfare plans to conduct a survey of the director’s office to determine whether the position of principal director is necessary. No request for funds for the job is included in next year’s budget estimates. If the board finds the job is needed, it will request the Commissioners to insert the re quest for the position before the estimates go to Congress. The survey is to begin on October 19. The report of the House Appro priations Committee several weeks ago said there was no need for two assistant directors and the po sition of principal assistant wa left out of the requests. Survey Approved. The board, at its meeting yes terday in the Municipal Center, approved a survey, which has just .been completed, on the National Training School for Girls. The board agreed to abolish three po sitions there—a teacher, a guard and a property officer. This will reduce the personnel at the school to 17. There are only 15 inmates there. Approval also was given for 15 student workers from Howard Uni versity to assist at the Home for the Aged, the Industrial Home1 (colored), the Receiving Home for Children and the District Train ing School. The students will work! part time in connection with their! sociology classes. The board approved the ap pointment of Dr. Leon Helfgott as pavt-time optomologist for aid to the needy blind. He is now a part-time physician in the Dis trict Health Department. Juvenile Report Made. Paul L. Kirby, assistant direc tor of the department, submitted a report showing that the popu lation of all juvenile institutions has dropped in the last few months. At the same time, the number of persons on relief has climbed. At the beginning of this month, there were 6,978 persons, who received $356,390 worth of aid during September. This was an increase of 14 per cent over the number on relief at the same ;time last year and an increase of 7 per cent in the amount of j money paid out in September, 1949. j For the first time the number of patients at St. Elizabeth's Hos rfital whose care is b“ing paid for by the department rose abo.e the 5,000 mark. There are 5.011 ‘patients at the hospital who are residents of the District. i_ Good News From Korea Causes Wholesale Dip Wholesale market prices dropped two-tenths of 1 per cem in the week ending September 26, the Bureau of Labor Statistics report ed yesterday. It attributed the drop, the first since June 13, to favorable news lrom Korea and normal seasonal declines for some food . The index for all commodities was 169.4 per cent of the 1926 av-! erage, 7.8 per cent above the June 20 figure and 11.2 per cent above the figure for the comparable week in 1949. The postwar peak of the index was 170.3 in August, 1948. The drop in the prices of foods and farm products followed an earlier rise. Farm prices increased 2 per cent between mid-August' and mid-September, an Agricul ture Department report said, large ly reflecting sharp advances in cotton and cotton seed. Farm prices had risen 10 per cent since the Korean fighting started but still were 12 per cent below the postwar peak. Taxpayers Here Warned On Deadline Tonight District residents who have not paid the first half of their real estate and personal property taxes must have t hem in the mails and postmarked before midnight to night to avoid a possible penalty for late payment. The penalty is 1 per cent of the tax due for each month or part of month the payment :s late. LOGAN CIRCLE TO GET NEW LOOK—A road scraper moves through Logan Circle trimming off top soil as work begins on a project designed to eliminate a traffic bottlen* k. Thirteenth street will be cut through the circle and will acommodate four lanes of traffic instead of three. —Star Staff Photo. Selby's Family Sadly Marks Birthday After News He Died in Crash Air Force Corpl. Richard N. Selby’s 22d birthday was marked in sorrow in a little apartment at! 3931 Burns place S.E. today. Joseph Selby, who is an in-1 valid, and his wife were notified last night by the Air Force that their son was dead. The young corporal was killed in the crash of a transport plane in Japan Tuesday night. The plane was taking off for Korea. Until yesterday, his parents and four brothers and sister had known only that he was missii t. They still had hope. Insurance May Save Home. The telegram that ai.ived last night also carried an element of hope, however, despite its tragedy. For yesterday the Selbys were distraught in the face of impend ing eviction from their home for nonpayment of rent. Richard, however, carried a $10,000 national service life insurance policy, his mother said. It may be the fam ily’s saving grace, i Eviction proceedings have been brought against the Selbys for $57 in back rent by the National Cap j ital Housing Authority, which op erates their apartment develop ment. But John Ihlder, authority director, had more comfort to of fer today. Postponement Arranged. The case won’t be pressed for the present, Mr. Ihlder said. NCHA already has arranged a court postponement until October 12, and it will allow' further delay pending an investigation by the Red Cross, Community Chest or some other appropriate agency which will be b’-ought in, he said. The Air Force probably w’ill come to the rescue before NCHA acts. A spokesman at the Penta gon said today Mrs. Selby presum ably will receive a death gratuity of about $500 “within a week or two.” The amount, paid to the next of kin by law', is based on the dead serviceman's rank and length of service. Later the mother will receive any pay due her son, after verifi cation by the General Accounting Office, the spokesman said. Pro vided she is listed as a dependent, she also may be entitled to a pen sion from the Veterans’ Admin istration, he added. VA also han dles the insurance. Brother Seeking Former Job. The Selbys themselves also are trying to find a solution. One of Corpl. Selby’s surviving brothers, Frank, 23, will try to get back his former machinist’s job with the Naval Research Laboratory. He has been working in a grocery stoie since he was discharged last year in a reduction in force, his mother said. Corpl. Selby's father is unable to work because he is nearly blind, nearly deaf and arthritic. Mrs. Selby takes care of John, 14, and Mary Ann, 8, who live with them. Corpl. Leonard Selby, 20, is on duty here with the Army, and Corpl. Norma Selby, 19, is on duty with the National Guard at Camp. Ed war do. Mass. Frank lives at Naylor Gardens. Major General All Set To Serve U. S. as Just a Buck Private By th« Associated Press DANVILLE, Va., Sept. 30.— j Major General Robertson may be tapped to serve Uncle Sam as a buck private when he re ports for his selective seivice physical examination Mon day. Major General is his name. Arlington Asks State To Help Equalize School Facilities By Mary Lou Werner The Virginia State Board of Education has been asked to help Arlington equalize facilities for white and Negro high school stu dents by waving minimum class enrollment requiiements. Arlington Schools Supt. Wil liam A. Early said the county’s problem was placed before the State board at a meeting Thurs day. A Federal Court on September 9 ordered Arlington to offer Ne groes facilities equal to those of fered white students. The requirement that Arling ton seeks to have waived speci fies minimum enrollments for va rious classes. Unless the county has the minimum required num ber of students in a class, the State will not pay its usual two thirds of the instructor's salary and the county has to bear the entire cost. Class for One Student. Mr. Early said this requirement does not affect any instructor at ! present. After the court order, Arling ton had to set up an auto me ; chani^s course at Washington jLee, the white high school, for one Negro student. He is Richard O. Green, 17-year-old senior at Hoffman - Boston High School for Negroes. He studies the sub ject in the afternoons when the shop is not in use by whtie stu dents. Since the course was started for him September 13, seven o*her Negroes have enrolled, school of ficials said. Although their total enrollment does not meet the State minimum requirement, the instructor teaches more than the required number of white stu dents and qualifies for State aid. Mr. Early said the county might have to bear the full cost of pay ing an auto mechanics instructor, however, whenever the services of the present teacher are needed the full day for Washington-Lee stu dents. Washington-Lee is operating 01. a half-day basis until the new Stratford Junior High School is completed. Question of Salaries. Arlington does not anticipate having to set up more classes for Negro students this year, Mr. Early said. But, he added, the coun / may have to pay the full salaries of a number of instruc tors next year if many more new classes are requested by Negro students. In addition to the auto me chanics course, a driver training class was set up at Hoffman-Bos • ton because students tni re re ■ questea it. About 20 students have enrolled. --- Committee Progress Reported on Master Highway Plan in Area The Regional Highway Planning Committ e was confident today that local representatives will be able to “unite harmoniously” In preparing and executing a master plan foi future highway develop ment in the Washington Metro politan Area. After two exploratory sessions yesterday, chairman S. R. Harri son. who is deputy director of the District Highway Department, said the committee was directed to report In a month on the best means to implement the efforts of local political jurisdictions in acquiring land needed for such highways. Some 30 highway and planning representatives from the District Building, Federal agencies, Maryland and Virginia exchanged ideas at the meeting, first of a series to be held. Get Needed Data. Chairman Harrison said the important thing” about the ini tial meeting was the fact that, *or the first time, the various agencie have been given complete factual data needed to plan a carefully worked out highway system with an eye to tne future. The conferees were reported in agreement that some sort of Fed eral authority should be set up to render assistance—financial and otherwise—in purchasing or set ting aside rights-of-way for a long-ranged highway program. Mr. Harrison stated that the problems in the Washington area are so unusual, combining rural, urban and interstate areas, that the Regional Highway Commit tee is compelled to do much pio neering work. In the Washington, region, it was pointed out, the! Federal Government naturally must be the prime mover. Some Measures Adaptable. Special legislation would be re quired to set up a Federal-aid au thority as suggested. Federal Bureau of Roads experts said measures resorted to in certain StPtes are adaptable to the Wash ington area. In Ohio, for instance, it was ex plained that “reservation agree ments” pave the way for future land purchases. At the low rate of $110 a mile front, the State agency can restrict building along desired rights-of-way until such time as funds are available to pur chase the land outright. This re quires valuntary agreements on the part of property owners. One of the chief troubles in the Washington area now. except for land purchases under the Capper-Compton Act, is the fact that it is necessary to pay in full for desired acreage. The need for ready cash and the lack of definite plans for the future, said A. Clason Taylor of the Bureau of Public Roads, makes it difficult to plan a. highway 15 years ahead. Federal officials presented an analysis of the “origin and desti nation” survey of traffic in the Metropolitan Area as having an important bearing on future high way planning. Parole Board Aide Named RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30 UP).— Pleasant C. Shields, 33, of Pittsyl vania County, has been named executive secretary of the State Parole Board, it was announced here today. Mother of Suspect in 200 Thefts Blames Radio, Comic Books By Wallace E. Clayton A slender, middle-aged woman answered the ring at the door of a comfortable, iwo-story house just off upper Connecticut avenue. She was the mother of a 15 year-old boy who. police said, has admitted more than 200 larcenies in the fashionable neighborhood where he lives. Her hr .band is a Government officia1 She stepped out on the porch, closing the door behind her, and shutting off the sound of scales being played on the grand piano in the Iron? room. ‘‘My daughter doesn't know much about this,” she said calmly. “I don’t want her to hear.” “Maybe this is a good thing,” she said. “The nurse at the re ceiving home, where they have m^ son, just called and said my boy would be all right, that we wouldn’t have any more trouble. She said he is leally sorry, and not trying to be a big shot, or boastful any more. Was Out of Town in Winter. “You know, these reports of all the robberies he committea—he couldn’t have done them all. He was at school all last winter, out of town. And he told police he had some money hidden near the lamppost in front of the house. "He told me, ‘That was just a story, mom. I just made that up’.” “He just thought it was being a big shot to boast about what he had done—he just got that out of the comic books and those' ter rible radio programs he loves. “He was always very self-con tained,” she said. “He kept things to himself—his worries, problems and thoughts. "I remember once—he was real little then—he cut himself, badly, on the foot. He came in the house, but just said, 'Look what I did.’ He didn't ask for sym pathy or whimper. “And when he was sick, he would just lie down, and say noth ing. W«* wouldn’t know until we took his tempers iure 'hat he was ill. “He went to grade school, wasn’t much of a student, but loved sports. As he neared the end of elementary school, we sent him to a preparatory school in Maryland. He came home every night, though. Found Body in Creek. “About two years ago he and some friends found the body of a man in the creek near here. They reported it to police, and were interviewed by reporters. “He was tickled over his name being in the papers, and thought it just about the biggest thing that had ever happened to him. Maybe that had something to do with all of this. “Some time ago. behind a church near here, the children planted gardens. They took real good care of them, and loved tnem. “But people eomplalned about the noise. The citizens’ associa tion asked that they be allowed to continue their gardens, but they were stopped. “Now they park cars there.” The mother said that five years ago, to help provide the expensive schooling her children were re ceiving and to get help to clean their 10-room, brick house, she took a job. “I was criticized,” she said. “I was told I was forsaking my chil dren, sometimes within earshot of my boy. But we wanted them to have the best. . . She said her son grew too fast; he had gland trouble, and was nei'vous. But he wouldn’t do anything to help correct his ner vousness; wouldn’t admit that he was nervous. He was not a good scholar, she said, and his handwriting was bad. He had an inferiority com plex about his school work, but didn’t care enough to try to im prove. “But he was wonderful with radios and electricity. Why, his father got him materials to build a radio, and thought it would keep him busy two weeks. It took him two days. Liked Horror Stories. That was when he developed a love for radio mysteries and de tective stories. “There was one very bad one,” she said. “It came on from 10 to 11,1 think every night. One time, II went in the room where he was j listening, and the program was all about some one knifing some one. “His eyes were bulging out, he was so interested. He jumped | with a start when I came in, and |said ‘What do you want?”* : “That story about the knile was lawful. I still remember it.” It was this summer, she said, when he started staying out late at night. She didn’t l.now where he was, and there were disciplin ary problems — problems which weren’t solved to her satisfaction "He said he just sat in class, his mind a blank, not hearing what the teacher said. He told me he didn’t know how he got home.” That was about all there was to her story, except the details en tered now in a police report. Sun day, a policeman came to the home and said he had seen the boy looting a car. “He asked the policeman where his warrant was, but he quieted down and went along when my husband told him to. “But he didn’t do all the things they said he did. He couldn’t have,” she said. Police said three other boys— one the son of a recently deceased physician, another a boy about to attend an expensive school in New York and a colored newsboy—are involve! in the ring. Police sa i the youths, only one of whom is under arrest, probably will be arraigned in Juvenile Court next week. All City Experts To Be Called in Civilian Defense Gen. Young Outliens Plans for Protection In Bomb Attacks All the city’s experts and fa cilities, from swimming pool filter plants to "ham” radio operator*, will be needed in civil defense. That became apparent vesterday as Brig. Gen. Gordon R. Young, Engineer Commissioner, and Dr. Daniel L. Seckinger, health officer, outlined some of their plans for protecting Washington residents, Dr. Seckinger mentioned twim ming pools in pointing out that emergency sources of safe water would have to be provided, in the event of an atomic bomb. An atomic explos'on, he said, alsi might destroy all the food stored in warehouses, and emer gency feeding would have to be established for thousands. The food problem, he pointed out, would be further cc mplicated by special diets nroded for bomb victims. Cites Emergency Needs. He also cited the possible need for emergency latrines and bath ing facilities, particularly for res cut workers who would have to be cleansed after going into contami nated areas. Dr. Seckinger based his predic tions of what might be needed on the assumption that an atomic bomb of the Hirosnima type would result in the destruction of un usability of 25 per cent of all Washington buildings and their contents. As for casualties, Dr. Seckinger said the planners assume a Hiro ; shima type bomb dropped on ; Washington would cause 75,000 ^immediate deaths; 15,000 would be so severely injured that they would also die and 90,000 other* would be less seriously injured. It is also assumed, he said, that 125,000 persons would be home less. Audience of Health Officials. Although both Dr. Seckinger and Gen. Young were speaking to an audience of doctors, nurses and public health officials, they both mentioned other types of personnel needed in ch il defens* planning. Gen. Young said the planners now are studying the role of the 600 amateur radio operators here. One of tneir tasks, he explained, would be to prevent jamming of broadcasts. Teacners, it w>as pointed out. also would play an important part thn lgh educating parents and their children on what to do in case of an atomic attack. There would be a need /or social workers, litter bearers, technicians t-ained in typing blood and orderlies, as well as all the profesisonal medical help that can be spared, it was brought out. Sketches Medical Plan. Gen. Young sketched out a medical plan under which the i city, after an attack, would be divided into sectors, radiating from the zone of virtually total destruction. For medical work, he proposed a chief be appointed for each sector to direct the job of pro viding firs', aid, transporting cas ualties to emergency stations, treating tnem there and then carrying them for more prqlonged treatment to undamaged hospital* here or outside the area. Other speakers at the conclud ing lectures in the series, spon sored by the District Medical So ciety with the co-operation of the Army Surgeon General’s office, included: Comdr. Eugene P. Cronkite of | the Naval Medical Research In stitute. who said that, until all 'the needed supplies are obtained, doctors would have to set up a j priority system to use the scarce 'blood and drugs for casualties iwith a chance of survival. Maj. Gerald M. McDonnell of the Armed Forces Special Weap ons Project, who advised the doc tors to treat patients for the in juries they see rather than for some “mysterious ray” which they assume has struck. Dr. John B. Ross of the Dis trict Medical Society, who assert ed that 60,000 pints of blood plasma should be stockpiled here and who attacked the “peculiar lethargy” to do anything about collecting this blood. Civil Defense Heads Plan Conference Here The natonal civil defense pro gram will be under discussion her# next week by civil defense di rectors from at least 34 States and two territories and by mayors of the Nation's 150 largest cites. The meetings, sponsored by the National Security Resources Board, will follow up issuance of the national civil defense plan, recently submitted to Congress by NSRB. State civil defense directors from West of the Mississippi will confer with the NSRB officials on Monday, while those from the Eastern States and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will con vene Tuesday. The mayors will confer on Thursday and Friday with Chair man W. Stuart Symington of NSRB and will be received by President Truman at the White House. One of their topics will oe that of Federal appropriations for medical, flre-flghtng and other supplies. Mayor David L. Lawrence of Pittsburgh is president of the mayors' conference. He has ap pointed Lt. Col. Paul V. Betters as liaison officer between the larger cities and Chairman Symington. Grand Jury Head Named ANNAPOLIS, Sept. 30 (VP).— Clarence M. White, a retired Annapolis merchant, was named foreman of Anne Arundel Coun ity's October term grand jury yes 1 terday.