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Bill Sets Up Accounting Unit Measure Prepared To Abolish County's Finance Department By Gene Goodwin Star Staff Correspondent ANNAPOLIS, Feb. 18. The Maryland Legislature had before it today bills authorizing the cre ation of an accounting depart ment and an office of licenses and inspection in Prince Georges County. The all-Democratic House delegation from Prince Georges also was ready to introduce to day a measure to abolish the county Department of Finance and to repeal most of the so called McKay bill. Senator H. Winship Wheatley, Jr., Democrat, of Prince Georges, said the bills were designed to carry out Democratic campaign pledges. He said his party, in its successful campaign against the Republican incumbents in the county last fall, promised to re store to the county commis sioners the control over county finances, which had been trans ferred to the treasurer under the 1953 McKay bill. Also promised was an end to the ‘‘buck passing,” which re sults from having inspection functions separated under vari ous agencies. Like Budget Bureau. Mr. Wheatley said the county commissioners plan to install Controller Carl Mace as head of the new'accounting depart ment, which would be under the immediate supervision of the county commissioners and would be to them something like what the Federal Budget Bureau is to the President.” Mr. Mace served in a similar capacity under the county board until the McKay bill created the Department of Finance and put him under Treasurer Julian B. McKay, Republican, who was de feated in the November elec tion. The treasurer’s bill would not alter the $7,500-a-year salary to be paid the new treasurer, Dem ocrat Charles Callow, but it stip ulates that he would have to submit vouchers for his personal expenditures to the county com missioners before he could col lect his expense account of up to $2,500 a year. Mr. Mace receives $6,400 a year as controller. The com missioners have authority to change that salary when he be comes accounting officer. Could Consolidate Inspectors. The authority to set up an office of licenses and inspections would enable the county com missioners to consolidate the in spections now handled by the county, the Washington Sub urban Sanitary Commission and the Health Department. Another bill put in the House hopper yesterday by the Prince Georges delegation would re quire all agencies and organiza tions receiving county funds, except municipalities and bi county commissions, to file semi annual reports with the county commissioners showing how the county money was spent. Mr. Wheatley said the bill would apply to fire departments, school board and Prince Georges Hospital, as well as the usual county agencies. Mr. Mace said volunteer fire departments in Prince Georges now receive a total of about $400,000 a year in county funds, $99,000 of it being in direct aid of $3,000 a year to each department and the rest in various fire taxes. Delegate Ernest A. Loveless, jr., Democrat, of Prince Georges, said he is drafting a State-wide bill to make it possible to transfer the location and ownership of a liquor license at the same time. Present law requires that such a double transfer he made in two steps. Sanitary Commission Bill Passes House ANNAPOLIS, Feb. 18 (Special). —The bill to increase the Wash ington Suburban Sanitary Com mission from three to six mem bers and to transfer its control from Republican to Democratic hands was halfway through the Maryland Legislature today. Sponsored by the Democratic controlled Montgomery and Prince Georges county delega tions, the measure was approved in the House yesterday on a 107- to-2 vote; The dissenters were Delegate Gilbert Gude, lone Re publican in the Montgomery del egation, and Delegate Sam Cu lotta. Republican of Baltimore City. Committee Kills Bill To License Naturopaths ANNAPOLIS, Feb. 18 (&). ; Medical men won a battle in the House Ways and Means Commit- i tee yesterday against licensing : of naturopaths. Dr. Carl Meek of the medical and chirurgical faculty of Maryland called na turopaths and their patients “a cult.” He expressed fear that some serious ailments might not be diagnosed by them. The com- ! mittee killed a bill to license 1 them. Dr. Dennis C. Hitchcock, spokesman for naturopaths, said 1 more than 100 of them are prac- ' ticing in Maryland, that it is a legal practice and a respected i profession. TTic naturopaths said they cure i by aiding natural processes in 1 the body, using manipulation and < U RADIO—COMICS-TELEVISION OBITUARIES—FINANCE Different Type of Draftee Going Into Assembly Line of 'New' Army, Somewhat Confused, but Almost Certain He Will Serve Only Two Years By Richard Rodgers Army induction today isn’t like the great transformation cf the early 19405. Even the draftee is different. Despite the clanging of arms in China, he seems con vinced he will serve only two years in uniform, then return safely to civilian life. In this regard, current model recruits are unlike the World War n prototypes, who were concerned chiefly over when and if they would return, and in what condition. And the induction routine is almost wholly rewritten The new script turns young males into serial numbers by a slicker and gentler process; Today’s draftee resembles his wartime predecessor, however, in that he is as confused and just as open to rumors. The other day. Uncle Sam ran an average assortment of Dis trict teen-agers and barely-vot ing-age men through the main induction station in Alexandria, The Star followed one of them through the assembly line. His name is Norman Plotnick. This is the first time in his 21 years he has left home, 5401 North Capitol street, for longer than two weeks. Norman was older than many in his group of 39. He was de ferred from military service until he was graduated from American University with a bachelor of science degree in radio and tele vision work. Until summoned to uniform, he was Station WWDC’s ‘‘music director,” in charge, as he de scribed it, of such things as mak ing sure the music royalty ledgers were kept straight. Norman is his family’s first serviceman. An older brother was exempted. That last family breakfast, the day he was to report, was a tremulous meal, but his mother, Mrs. William Plotnick, managed to get through the farewells re latively dry-eyed. “Please don't cry,” Norman said. “It’ll just make it tough er.” So she didn’t until he was gone. “Then,” she said, "I just had to sit down and cry it out.” Her son reported to Selective Service Headquarters at 431 Indiana avenue N.W. at 7:30 a.m. to board a chartered bus for Alexandria. It was a subdued busload. By the time it reached the in duction center, at 814 North St. Asaph street, the group was cheerier. Herded into the bamlike main room at the center, the draftees stacked their handbags, an swered roll and started through the mill. The physical examination for young Plotnick and his com panions was real, not one of those superficial “if you’re still warm, you’re in” tests familiar to veterans. One of the party proved to be minus three toes. He was sent back to civilian life. “In the old Army," a sergeant bystander remarked, “they only counted heads, not toes.” (His “old” Army was the 1942 Army, and sergeants then were scoffing at the “new” Army.) Medics even conducted calis thenics for Norman’s group to determine whether fingers and toes articulated normally. It was not enough that the arm had a hand—the hand had to func tion. , Found fit, young Plotnick turned to a non-com to volunteer a generous offer. "I’d like to give you this opportunity to take my place,” he said with exag gerated courtesy. “You’re wel come to my papers. I won’t mind if you go instead of me.” He had already taken the Armed Forces Qualification Test during a pre-induction test a year ago. The AFQT is the modern version of what was Prince Georges Clears Licenses In 9-Hour Liquor Discussion The I»rince Georges County Liquor Board granted two hotly disputed license requests yester day during a record nine and one-half hour hearing at Upper Marlboro. Samuel Saunders was permit ted a change in his license from off-sale at the Chev-Tux Liquors, 1701 Kenilworth avenue, Beaver Heights. Also approved was the trans fer of a beer, wine and liquor on-sale license from Kenneth M. Raynor at the Boots and Saddle Club in Oxon Hill to a new restaurant at 4916-8 Livingston road, Oxon Hill. The license will be bought by Francis A. Fisher, 5917 Twenty-eighth ave nue, Marlow Heights, who plans a seafood restaurant for the location. The restaurant will be in the area of a shopping center now under construction. A large crowd jammed Circuit Courtroom to speak on the two applications. 18 Oppose Change. Opposition to the Chev-Tux license change was based on a belief by 18 area residents who testified that a place where people sit down to drink will in crease the present influx of un wanted persons in the area. Mrs. William B. Bryant, colored, of 1903 Kenilworth ave nue said there are, too many liquor outlets in the area al ready. The license change request was supported by a petition of 181 signatures and a large del egation which contended the Area lacks adequate facilities for BIS % .WMgHBm iSw&i ■ %'> '■% • irU mm/M I FAREWELL TO HOME—Norman Plotnick kisses his mother and sister good-by and heads for the induction center. ||| ijsifl Hop A Mm i w|P grit 'ml jF W- ■ * t W jjpf NOTHING WRONG PHYSICALLY—Mr. Plotnick, soon to shed the "mister,** passes the doctor’s examinatioh. erroneously but generally called the IQ test by 1940 Gls. The Alexandria center hits ohly the high spots in induction tests. It relays recruits to Fort Jackson, near Columbia, S. C„ where they endure immunization shots, equipment issues and a battery of tests designed to sep arate round pegs from squares. These tests number 10 and range from quizzes on vocabu lary and arithmetic reasoning to clerical aptitude for radio coding. The medical examination used up most of the morning at the Alexandria center. Those who finished first started learning an colored persons to sit down while they drink. Mr. Saunders testified that 97 per cent of his patronage is colored. The license was granted, how ever, because board members felt an on-sale establishment is re quired by public convenience and necessity. “It would furnish a place for patrons to go inside," the board said. Fear Traffic Hazard. The Oxon Hill Restaurant liquor application was opposed because, witnesses said, it would increase a traffic hazard on In dian Head road, have a bad moral effect in an area which has no other similar license holders and because the location is close to the Forest Heights Elementary School. In granting the application, board members agreed with con tention in a petition of 780 names and testimony from witnesses that the rapidly growing Forest Heights, Glassmanor and Oxon Hill areas need a liquor outlet. The board continued a hear ing on a request of Anthony C. Schreiber for a beer on-sale license at 4421 Wheeler road until March 17. Among other licenses granted yesterday were: To Albert C. Rawlings, off sale beer at Al’s General Mer chandise, Brown Station and Melwood road. Route 1, Upper Marlboro. To Vemon R. Butner, for beer off-sale at Butner's Mar ket, 5818 Fortieth avenue, Hy attsville. a transfer from 4908 jPecatur street, Edmonston. fpfre ’Binning Ji&tf WASHINGTON, D. C„ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1955 important military custom— waiting. Lunch avoided the old, rude introduction to GI chow, when misanthropic cooks flung gravy over the ice cream, and a tray carrying rookie was helpless. Nonfian Plotnick’s group had a box lunch, prepared by a nearby restaurant whose operator strives to please. The box contained two soldier-sized sandwiches, crammed with slabs of boiled ham and roast beef; a carton of milk, a tangerine and two cup cakes. It was heartier and tastier than many downtown case lunches. In between assemblies in the THIS SUNDAY'S BEST READING £>mti>ag S>tar WASHINGTON'S HOME GROUNDS—In The Star Pictorial Magazine you visit the Ferry Farm acres in Fredericksburg, Vd., where the Father of Our Country lived from early childhood until he was a grown man. In the same maga zine, Meredith S. Buel takes you underground for a day near Burnsville, Va., with teen-age Explorer Scouts from Alexandria as they go "Exploring Virginia's Breathing Cave." WHAT WAS THE FBI'S TOUGHEST CASE?-Was it trapping the notorious killer John Dillinger . . . getting the goods on the nine top United States Communists . . . tracing the leak of A-bomb secrets to Harry Gold? Top G-Man J. Edgar Hoover tells his own story of the most difficult case in the bureau's history in This Week Magazine. WHAT ABOUT LIES UNDER OATH?—The news is full of stories about anti-Communist witnesses who belatedly changed their testimony. Can they get away with what they admit were«lies under oath? Probably. Two legal experts, Phil Yeager and John Stark, tell why in the Editorial Section. EVERYBODY DISNEY NOW—Before television got into his life and vice versa, Walt Disney the man was a sort of genius incognito. Things are different now that TV has let his fans meef him face to face, he tells Harold Heffernan in your handy TV-Radio Pull-Out Section. HIGHLIGHTS FOR WOMEN—In the Society and Fashion Section, Selwa Roosevelt, in her Mansions of Washington series, visits the Perry Belmont house, headquarters of the General Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star; Eleni shows the new, partless, "plateau" hair-do. FOR YOUR BEST READING EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK, ORDER THE EVENING AND SUNDAY STAR. HOME DELIVERY, $1.75 A MONTH. (NIGHT FINAL EDITION, 10 CENTS ADDITIONAL) PHONE STERLING 3-5000^. afternoon, a kibitzer asked Nor man how he stood on marriage. “I’m not going to get married for a long, long time,” he said. “I don’t have a steady girl. I’ve been going with six girls. I had my last six dates with them, one after another, six nights in a row. “This getting married just be cause you’re going in the Army is crazy," he said. “It’s a fever. One guy gets married, then everybody else in the crowd has to get married. It’s a sort of so cial pressure, and it’s crazy. It’s not for me.” Did the possibility of seeing action overseas influence his de cision not to concentrate on one girl? “Nope. I don’t think the Chi nese will start a war. They can’t afford to fight us. Why, they don’t even have roads good enough to fight a war with. They wouldn’t be a match for us. I think they know it." He feels certain he will be a civilian again in two years? “Sure. Two years—that’s pretty long, isn’t it?" Then he brightened. “But I’m going to try to get into the Signal Corps,, in some electronics line. They send you to school. It’s a real opportunity. I might learn more in two years in the Army than I ever could outside.” He said he was looking forward to getting to Camp Gordon, in Georgia, where some hometown pals are already stationed. Someone asked him why he thought he was going there. “Why. that’s where well take our basic training,” he said. A corporal cleared that up. "There’s a chance you’ll go to Gordon, but 9 out of 10 get their basic at Jackson. Even if you don’t stay there, you might be sent someplace else besides Gordon.” Norman had just lost his first collision with the Rumor, GI, Ml. “You don’t know what to be lieve,” he said. “Everybody you know who’s been in the Army tells you something different. They all give you a different angle.” Time was approaching for the swearing-in ceremony. A capitain mounted the plat form and announced he had some Articles of War to read, centering on absenteeism with out leave, desertion and penal ties. The lecture obviously aimed at persuading the group to stay put and not go over the hill. “Going AWOL on the first day,” he added, “would not look good on your record.” He explained that the group could not be forced into induc tion. "We can’t make you,” he said. “You could walk out of here right now, and we couldn’t stop you.” Several listeners exchanged glances from under raised eye brows. The brows came down when the captain went on to explain the Army would call in the FBI or a United States mar shal in such cases. The oath ceremony was brief. No one held back. Now that the citizens were soldiers and subject to military discipline, the sergeants broke them into fatigue details—some to collect waste paper, some to police the latrine, some to cart away the trash cans overflowing with lunchboxes, some to straighten tables and chairs. Considering they were in service only a' few minutes, the boys were being broken in rather quickly. His work finished, Pvt. Plot nick. US 52390299, headed for the queue at the public pay phone to make his fourth call of the day to his family. Then the new soldiers lounged around for 90 minutes, waiting to be taken to the Alexandria railroad station to meet the 6:33 mmw ■ PM |- • .jHg ■■■' Irk f j|| 1 & aR p! flair /ft, B|, >|f H jH GATEWAY TO A NEW LIFE—The draftee squints up at the sign over the Alexandria induction center entrance. y SK 1 ijy Wk \\ ' « : L —Star Staff Photos. IN THE ARMY NOW—Sworn into military service, he becomes Pvt. Plotnick, facing a two-year hitch. for Columbia, S. C. While time dragged on, they exhausted the coke machine and surrounded the center’s soldiers, getting a more complete rundown on their future. In the train-bound bus, an exhileration seized them. When the driver cut a comer short, a big fellow in the back shouted at him, "Please don’t make me come up there after you. Please, please don’t.” Girls on the sidewalks were accorded approving yells and whistles. It was nearing 6 p.m. when the bus arrived at the station. Although knowing they were to Fairfax School Board Splits On $9.3 Million ‘56 Budget Members of the Fairfax County School Board are sharply divided on the proposed $9.3 million school budget for 1955-6. Four of the seven board mem bers are solidly behind the budg et as it now stands, they said yesterday. Two others think it is too high, and the seventh mem ber believes a few items might be trimmed. Members who are supporting the budget are chairman Rich ard Shands, Robert F. Davis, Mrs. H. C. Crowther and Harry Lee. Opposed to it are Fred W Robinson and Robert Darr. Floyd Curby is for cutting some items. The budget is more than $1.7 million above the 1954-5 school budget and could result in a tax increase of 30 to 40 cents unless the county has a big surplus at the end of this year. Major items of controversy in the proposed budget are $27,300 to employ seven driver training teachers for the county high schools, and a large increase in the number of helping-teachers and supervisors. There seems to be no disagree ment, however, over granting a SIOO Increase in the teachers’ salary scales, which would give Fairfax a scale of $3,300 to $5,- 200 after 17 years. In fact, board members said they were going to prepare figures to show how much a higher increase in the scale would cost, and consider it after hearing views expressed on the proposed budget at a public hear ing March 2. Mr. Shands said he was In favor of presenting the Iqgl $9.3 WASHINGTON AND VICINITY AMUSEMENTS dine on the train, the draftees went to work immediately on pies, candy, cookies and soft drinks from the station con cessionaire. About 6:30, they began drift ing onto the platform. Far up the tracks, a train headlight ap peared and moments later a long, silver flyer slid to a stop. The pack rushed for the steps. Porters and conductors repelled the draftees desperately. It was the wrong train. Theirs did show up a couple of minutes later. They clam bered aboard and it wheeled away, its newest passengers clamoring for diner seats. | million budget to the people for discussion, but declared that he would not hesitate to revise it later. While the budget was be ing prepared, he cast the de ciding vote on placing the driver training teachers in the budget and on increasing the number of supervisory teachers by 18 to a total of 44. Mrs Crowtber said she felt every item in the budget was “justified and necessary.” Mr. Davis declared that he stood behind the budget as it now is proposed. Mr. Lee said: “I’m for leaving everything in it. We ought to add more if possible—specially more money for gym equipment.” Mr. Robinson protested: “The budget very definitely is too high. Driver training ought to come out. I can think of 101 other things we need before coming to that.” Mr. Darr declared that he could cut $150,000 of the budget. Mr. Kirby said he had voted against putting the driver train ing teachers in the budget and also thought three new remedial reading teachers would be enough to add next year instead of the proposed six. Scouts to Be Honored The Men of St. Luke will honor members of Boy Scout Troop 205 at a meeting at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Colesville road and Highland drive. Silver Spring, at 8 pm. Monday. A film pro duced by the Ford Motor Co., "American Farmer,” will be shown. 4 I * 35 Justice Probes Liquor Boycott In Montgomery Possible Violations Os Anti-Trust Law Seen by Barnes By Charles L Hoffman Boycott of the Montgomery County liquor dispensary system by eight major distillers is under investigation in the Justice De partment. Assistant Attorney General Stanley N. Barnes last night disclosed the anti-trust division is studying the situation “from the standpoint of possible viola tions of anti-trust laws.” Mr. Barnes heads the division. Disclosed by Irelan. Montgomery County Attorney Charles M. Irelan disclosed Tuesday that eight distillers had refused to continue to sell di rectly to the county’s $7 million a-year dispensary system. Montgomery, as the only county member of the National Alcoholic Beverage Control As sociation which includes 17 States operating monopoly sys tems, for several years has been permitted to purchase directly from distillers at as low a price offered by them to wholesalers. Walter W. Mitchell, executive secretary of the association, yes terday confirmed the other States are concerned over the boycott. Industry “in Middle." Persons close to the distilling industry admit they are un happy about the situation and the publicity it has created. A spokesman within the in dustry contended the distillers are caught in the middle and are being pressured by retailers and probably by wholesalers, "who are more influential,” into cut ting off Montgomery County. Retail and wholesale dealers* associations both contend the action stems from a “retailers* revolt.” John A. Menton, executive secretary of the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association, alleges that Montgomery County is underselling all retail dealers in the State because it is selling below fair trade prices. Fears Setup May Spread. The beverage association spokesman made it clear that Montgomery County’s successful financial operation of its dis pensary system—it makes about $750,000 a year for the county treasury—may stimulate other counties to establish monopoly setups.” Mr. Menton said retail deal ers in Frederick and Prince Georges County were feeling the pinch from Montgomery’s op eration hardest. He added how ever, even Baltimore dealers were losing business to Mont gomery. Alcoholic beverage consump tion statistics, however, indicate that Montgomery residents buy less liquor per capita in the county than those in other coun ties of the state and the per capita consumption is well below the national average. Purchases in D. C. Seen. An industry spokesman con ceded this probably is caused by the large quantity of liquor pur chased in Washington, at lower rates in many instances, and transported into Montgomery County. Mr. Menton feels the county is violating fair trade laws and that distillers who sell directly to the county at lower rates than retailers can get, are acting contrary to State law. Retailers to Get Chart. The retailers since last fall have been carrying on a cam paign “to evaluate” each distil ler’s policy in regard to Mont gomery. The evaluation chart was to be mailed to all retailers today. I. William Schimmel, executive secretary of the Institute of Wine and Spirit Distributors, blasted the county’s system as “being in business to make money . . . (when) they should be attempt ing to control moderation.” A campaign has been under way in the county to get State legislation to permit some res taurants and taverns to serve liquor by the drink. No “pouring" licenses are held except by nine county clubs and three res taurants. Band Fund Aided CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 18 (Special).—The Albe marle County Farm Bureau board of directors has appropri ated SIOO to the Albemarle High School Band toward purchase of uniforms. Shop The Star First For Your New Home If you ore planning to buy a homo, shop the big real estate section of The Stor tomorrow. When you shop The Star real estate section first you get a head start in your important week-end search for just the house you want. 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