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D. C. Civilian Defense Law McCarran Discloses Plan to Make it Model for Nation By J. A. O’LEARY. Chairman McCarran of the Senate District Committee an nounced last night he is pre paring a comprehensive civilian defense law for Washington that may lay the groundwork for na tional legislation to define per sonal and property rights in new legal problems likely to grow out of modern warfare. Aside from the local bill. Senator McCarran revealed he also is con sidering the advisability of propos ing a Federal Department of Civilian Defense and the establish ment of a board by the R. F. C„ with a capitalization of 1100.000.000 or more, to pass on claims arising out of damages sustained as a result of participation in the work of civilian defense. The administration's new War Powers bill, on which the Senate Judiciary Committee begins work tomorrow morning, touches on one phase of the civilian defense prob lem by making air raid and fire wardens eligible for the benefits of the United States Employes Com pensation Act for injuries, if they have been appointed by a Federal official. New Conference Planned. Senator McCarran also made known his intention to call another conference soon of Federal and District officials with his commit tee to find out what additional funds or further legislation may be needed to* protect Washington dur ing the war. in view of recent statements by civilian defense of ficials that the city needs more policemen and firemen. In discussing legal aspects of civilian defense. Senator McCarran declared: ‘ From the natronal standpoint of eiviliaiT defense.. steps have been and are being taken without any real Federal law *to support the movement or give authority to the activity. The rights of the civilian In time of war and his rights re garding his own person and prop erty are a new and undetermined question, especially in view of the new methods of warfare, Hence, this civilian defense activity must be regarded in an entirely differ ent light from what it has been regarded in years past. "I may illustrate, that the right of the defense warden to enter a prlvttf house Is a matter not at all determined. The rights of the in dividual in civil life to his protection under the Constitution and under the Bill of Rights is not a deter mined matter in view of the new activity of civilian defense now be ing set up. . D. C. Statute te Be ‘-Model.” “All of these matters have been dealt with at considerable length and quite efficiently, as I view it. by the British Parliament. Under the British statutes civil rights are de termined, the rights of those in volved in bringing about civilian de fense are determined, the rights of property and the rights to the in dividual in civil life to damages from whatsoever nature are pretty well determined. This is a phase of law into which we have never gone in this country, or if we have it is not adequately set up at the present time. “Some States have taken time by the forelock and have promulgated some very far-sighted and forward looking statutes, and. likewise, some municipal communities have donei so. but the Federal Government up to the present time has done noth ing. "So, with that in mind, I have set about to promulgate for the Dis trict of Columbia a statute, and I propose to set up for the District what might be considered a model for other communities, and perhaps an initial model for a Federal stat ute, because, while making a statute for the District. I will also go into the broader field of Federal law.” Senator McCarran instructed R. F. Camalier, counsel for the District Committee, to begin an immediate study of the subject with Federal and District officials, members of the Bar Association and other in terested groups. Defense Fund Provided. A few days after the United States entered the war December 8, Sen ator McCarran called a conference of military and local officials to make plans for the protection of Washington. The conference led to passage of the local black-out bill, including authority for the Com missioners to borrow Sl.OOO.OQO from the Treasury for civilian defense. Senator McCarran said last night that at that time it was urged "that the Commissioners and other offi cials tell the Congress how much money they needed, and it was even suggested to them that the Congress authorize the power to borrow up ward to $25,000,000 to insure the safety of the city.” "In the opinion of the Commis sioners. however.” he continued, “the $1,000,000 figure was sufficient. Whereupon the committee urged the Commissioners to keep the Congress advised as to the need for addi tional funds. Up to the present time, no further requests have, been received from the Commissioners or any other Government agency for assistance from the Congress.” While the House Defense Migra tion Committee was hearing civil ian defense officials last week it was told Washington needs more police men and firemen. Senator McCar ran said he deemed it necessary to call another conference of his com mittee with defense officials. 'Defense Night' Program “National Defense Night” will be celebrated by the Parent-Teacher Association of the Washington-Lee High School in Arlington County at • p.m. Tuesday. Speakers will Include Chief Air Raid Warden 7. Freeland Chew. Plans to Stagger Private Industry Hours Studied Special Committee Of Board of Trade to Report Wednesday Preliminary’ plans for a staggered hour system for workers employed in private industry in the downtown congested area were discussed yes terday at a meeting of transporta tion officials, merchants and Board of Trade representatives with Traf fic Director William A. Van Duzer. Mr. Van Duzer told the group i there is an urgent need especially | for staggering the reporting hours | of some 24.000 private employes who ; now come to work at 9 a m., and for \ changing the quitting hours of some of the 27,000 workers who now leave their offices at 5 p.m. While no definite plans was agreed ! upon, it is expected that one will be drawn up this week and placed be fore representatives of downtown ; business interests. Will Submit Recommendations. i President Fred A. Smith of the Board of Trade said he would ap point a special committee tomor row to go into the subject in detail and submit a report containing rec ommendations by Wednesday. The committee would be instructed to | try to find the "easiest and fairest” way to stagger private employment hours in a manner that will lighten congestion during the peak traf fic hours. With many Federal agencies re . portedlv goifig on an eight-hour-day j schedule soon, and with thousands 1 of new Government workers coming to Washington during the next sev eral months, Mr. Van Duzer said i the present system of staggering the hours of Federal workers would have to be revised. The working hours of private em ployes in the congested area must I be considered as part of the whole problem, he said. Others Attend Meeting. I Among those who attended yester day's meeting, in addition to Mr. Van Duzer and Mr. Smith, were Bruce R. Allen, chairman of the Trade Board's Industrial and Com mercial Interests Committee: Gran ville Gude. John J. Haslev and La- - nier P. McLachlen, all vice presi dents of the board: T Stanley Hol land. president of the District Bank ers’ Association; P. Y. K. Howat. chairman of the board's Traffic Committee; E. D. Merrill, president of the Capital Transit Co.: Robert T-. Mitchell. A. B & w. Transit Co.: Alfred G Neal, president of the Potomac Electric Power Co.: Joseph C. McGarraghv of the District Bar Association; Charles A. Robinson, vice president and general manager of the Chesapeake & Potomac Tele phone Co.: Ruthven K. Smith, man ager of the Graphic Arts Associa tion: Marcv L. Sperry. president of the Washington. Gas Light Co.; Ed- i ward D. Shaw, executive secretary 1 of the Merchants and Manufactur ers’ Association, and representatives of the Arnold Bus Line, the Dia mond Cab Co and the District of Columbia Building arid Loan League, j Trial Board Absolves Officers of Prisoner's Charge of Gunplay 4 First Precinct Men To Be Transferred „ To Separqfe Stations Four policemen of the 1st pre cinct were cleared by the Police Trial Board yesterday of charges based on the assertion of a prisoner that one of the officers snot a pistol at him on July 23 while he was in a cell at the station house. Police Chief Edward J. Kelly or 1 dered three suspended privates. Ar nold F. Jackson. George W. Bromley and Frank B. Knapp, restored to duty and transferred to other pre cincts. The policemen, who were suspended in September, will receive full interim pay. Lt. Loraine Johnson, who was In command of the precinct when the shot was allegedly fired, was cleared of a charge of neglect of dutv for failing to make a report of the complaint of the prisoner. Roland Lindsay, colored, now under sen tence of death for criminal assault on a young white woman here last summer. Ma.j. Kelly said that Lt. Johnson probably will be transferred soon from his present assignment with the traffic division. Lindsay charged that Pvt. Jack son fired his service revolver at him and Pvt. Bromley encouraged him in the act. Pvt. Knapp, in charge of the cell block at the time, was cleared on a charge of neglect of duty in being away from the cell block when the alleged shooting occurred. Lt. Johnson said he heard an ex plosion on the night in question and was convinced that pranksters had touched off a firecracker. He told 1 the board he did not believe Lind say's story at the time, and still does not believe a shot was fired. Pvt. Jackson will be transferred to No. 12 Precinct. Pvt. Bromley to No. 7, and Pvt. Knapp to No. 4 Precirfct. Auto Clubs Are Selling Motor Vehicle Tax Stamps The new motor vehicle use tax stamps can be obtained at offices of the Keystone Automobile Club and American Automobile Association, officials of the organizations have announced. These arrangements are in addition to sale of the stick ers at all post offices. The Keystone headquarters are at 1643 Connecticut avenue N.W. The A. A. A. office is in the Mills Build ing at Seventeenth street and Penn sylvania avenue N.W. All motorists must obtain the stamps by February L. Missionary to Talk Miss Margaret Wood, R. N., a missionary on furlough from Sut sien, Kiangsu. China, will address a meeting of the Woman’s Society of the Clarendon (Va.) Presbyterian Church at $ p.m. tomorrow at 31M Eighteenth street North, Arlington. a a BLACKOUT PROBLEM SOLVED—Because of its modern design. Doctors’ Hospital faced a spe cial situation when planning air-raid precautions—large expanses of glass brick walls. This view of the nursery shows cribs lining the once translucent wall, now completely blacked out through use of aluminum paint. Full illumination may be used in the room. O. K. Fike, director-of the hospital, shows how effective blackout of windows has been achieved without offending esthetic sensibilities with black shades or paint. Heavy but attractive drapes are drawn after Venetian blinds have been closed. —Star Staff Photos. - - - Wartime Growth of District Intensifies Hospital Problem Check Shows Acute Shortage of Facilities To Accommodate Obstetrical Cases BY. C. A. MATHISES'. A survey prompted by forthcoming Congressional consideration of local hospital needs discloses that agree ment is general among public and private hospital authorities here only on the point that a problem exists and that it has three phases: j 1. What should be done to meet! increased demands on facilities caused by the abnormal increase of metropolitan area population be cause of emergency activities? 2. What should be done to guaran tee a reserve of facitilities for use j in event of an epidemic or air raid? ! 3 What should be done to meet that part of the problem caused by normal population rise and more widespread use of hospitals through '■ growing popularity of group insur ance plans? Chairman Randolph said the House District Committee will con cern itself Tuesday with hospital ! facilities in a public hearing He has emphasized his mind is open on the subject, but has indicated a feeling the long-range aspect should be kept in mind in deciding upon i anything to be done at once. UMgittal Situation Examined. j The matter of established stan-1 dards is important, although not controlling, in any examination of 'the Washington hospital picture. Two yardsticks which bear upon ac commodations are recognized by the United States Public Health Service as most often used. One is a ratio of general hospital beds to popula tion with tuberculosis, mental pa tient and nursery wards excluded. The desired minimum for an ur ban area on this basis is about 4.5 beds per 1.000 of population. The ratio was arrived on the basis of figures furnished by hospital group insurance organizations indicating their experience as to degree of use 1 by members. Health Service officials point out five beds per 1.000 might be a better ratio for the whole popu lation. inasmuch as it might be sug gested that group insurance partici pants mav have a higher health av erage than that of the entire popu lation. They add that local conditions must remain modifiers of the stan dard—age of facilities, unusual fea-, tures of the community. Seventeen institutions in Wash ington and vicinity provide 4.076 beds other than those for tubercu losis and mental patients. Not con sidered in this tabulation are Fed eral institutions such as Walter Reed Hospital. Naval Hospital. St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Mount Alto Hospital, and a few very small private hospitals. Population Figures Given. Most recent estimate of popula tion was made two months ago by the Washington Board of Trade and was predicated on dwelling unit occupancy. The figures were 770. 000 for the District and 1,057.000 for the Metropolitan Area. This provides a ratio of 3.9 beds per thousand for the Metropolitan Area when the previously-stated limita tions are recognized. Use of Metropolitan Area popula tion in computing the ratio is im portant here because of the gener ally acknowledged deficient^ of beds in the suburbs. Alexandria. Va.. has a 100-bed hospital. Montgomery County, Md.. has a 48-bed unit at Olney and the 188-bed Washington Sanitarium in Takoma Park. There are no general hospitals in Arling ton County. Va., and Prince Georges County. Md.. has only the 10-bed Greenbelt Hospital available only to that community. Another ratio, that of one patient day per caDita per year, recently has come into favor among some analysts. This also is based on ex perience with grouo hospitalization participants. If this standard is favored, the 4.076 beds are shown to provide 1.158.192 patient days per year or better than one per capita, at a rate of 80 per cent occupancy. Occupancy Rate Significant. The average occupancy rate must be kept in mind, because the ratios have worth only when applied in conjunction with it. Most author! ties recognize that the majority of hospitals have reached their maxi mum comfortable capacity when 80 per cent of their accommodations is filled. This figure, too, is subject to modification. It is explained that numerous fac tors prevent 100 per cent use of an institution. For example, male and female patients are separated and persons with contagious disease cases are not placed in the same ward with other patients. There fore. one part of a hospital may be overcrowded although there is spare room In another part. In buildings of the most modem construction, featuring nothing larger than a four-bed room, the maximum for efficient occupancy may be raised to 90 per cent or bet ter. The same may be said for specialized institutions requiring a smaller number of segregations. A check of hospitals in the Wash ington area indicate^ an acute shortage in obstetrical accommoda tions and heavy' pressure on "out patient," or dispensary facilities. Beyond that, it appeared the hos pitals still are able to care for the needs of all applying for treatment. Facilities Overtaxed. In general, where obstetrical fa cilities were declared to be over taxed the average daily occupancy rate was above the 80 per cent mark Garfield, with two dozen bids placed in parts of its plaift not origi nally intended for them, reported mdre than 50 prospective patients, mostly obstetrical, sent elsewhere in a recent month. Columbia Hospital reported a fre quent inability to care for all ob stetrical cases asking admission, and it was pointed out that space limi tations of the delivery floor would make useless addition of more ob stetrical beds in the present quar ters. At Sibley several obstetrical cases were referred elsewhere last month because delivery rooms were in use. Providence and Georgetown, which care for large numbers of obstet rical patients, also told of crowd ing and maximum use of their prem ises. George Washington University Hospital was declared to be op erating at effective capacity and unable to admit all applying on some days. Nearby Institutions Crowded. Freedmen's, at which about 50 beds are assigned to obstetrics, was stated to be functioning at “satu ration point.” while crowding at Gallinger was said to be restricted to maternity and children’s wards. Health Department officials have classed a new maternity and chil dren's building as the latter insti tution’s most pressing need for many months. Montgomery County General Hos pital reported capacity operation, and Alexandria Hospital offered the same information. One patient was being cared for in a hallway at Alexandria yesterday, and it was said many more often are obliged to be quartered in that fashion. The Medical Society of the Dis trict has approved a report of its Obstetrical Board stating an im mediate need “for at least 200 ad ditional obstetrical beds. In ap proving the study, the society authorized a survey to determine the practicability of using non hospital buildings as auxiliary ob stetrical wards or convalescent quarters for post-natal care. With this need shown, it remains to be determined whether some thing should be done promptly to expand other types of hospital facilities here. To Address Garden Club William Frederick, acting director of the Botanic Gardens and super intendent of the Capitol grounds, will lecture on “Roses and Rock Gardens” at a meeting of tha Silver Spring (Md.) Garden Club at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Parkside School. Mrs. Edwin C. Simmons is in charge of the program. Grade Separation Bids to Be Asked; Work Begins April 1 Completion of Bridge At Tidal Basin Seen by Same Date Construction of main units of the huge grade separation structure now being erected near Fourteenth street1 and Maine avenue S. W., as a major traffic relief project. Ls expected to be started about April 1. according to plans announced last night by Highway Director H. C. Whitehurst Bids on the superstructure will be invited tomorrow by the Com missioners for construction of an underground loop terminal for steertcars under Fourteenth street between Independence avenue and D streets S.W. The bids are to be opened February’ 17. Contracts To Be Awarded. The project as a whole has an estimated cost of some *2.300 000. to be financed by the District under the Federal road aid plan. Contracts for the two main units of the project are to be awarded as soon as possible. Capt. Whitehurst said, to permit the contractors to assemble materials in advance, and speed the work. Priorities already have been granted, it was explained, for necessary materials for the project. Completion of the new Tidal Basin outlet bridge is expected about April 1. Capt. Whitehurst said he di^ not anticipate construction of the. major units would be stained until about that time, as a means of avoiding working complications Cost of Main Span. Thfc main structure of the span, which will carry north and south bound traffic above street level, from above Maine avenue to below th% exit from East Potomac Park, has an estimated cost of $1,340,000 Once started this work is to be completed within 245 calendar days. The underground loop terminal for street cars has an estimated cost of *325.000 and is to be completed within 175 days after notice to pro ceed is given. This terminal ar-, rangement. serving Burea.u of En graving and Printing workers, em ployes of the Agriculture Depart ment and others, will have under ground tunnels to these buildings, to make pedestrian crossing of the surface street unnecessary. It will be about 275 feet long and have an approach to the surface of Four teenth street about 310 feet long. North Capitol Bank Depositors to Get Checks Disbursement of checks repre senting the final dividend for ap proximately 6.000 depositors of the defunct North Capitol Savings Bank will begin tomorrow morning. John F. Moran, receiver of the institution, emphasized that each depositor would be notified bv mail as to when he should call for His check. "For the convenience of deposi tors. the receiver's office in the Riggs National Bank branch build ing. Fourteenth street and Park road N.W. will be open from 9 a m. until 8 p.m. the first three days," j he announced. "The hours will be i from 9 ajn. to 5 pjn. on other days, ; with the exception of Saturday. ! January 24. when we will remain open until 3 o'clock in the afternoon. "Owing to the fact that our i facilities are not sufficiently large. : it will be necessary for us to for ward notices of the payment to approximately one-third of the depositors at a time." The disbursement of final divi j dend of the closed Park Savings Bank, for which Mr. Moran also is j receiver, will not begin until after February 1. Silver Spring Lions Club Constantine Brown, foreign affairs writer for The Star, will speak at a dinner meeting of the Silver Spring <Md.) Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. Tues- j day at the Indian Spring Country Club. ' Capital's Hospitals Take Lead In Blackout Precautions One Solves Problem of Glass Brick Walls By Using Quantity of Aluminum Paint They look deserted these nights— i certain buildings, scattered over the \ city, some massive, all sizable. Not a gleam of light comes from them For all outward appearance, everybody has left them and they've been locked up for the night. Actually they pulse with activity all night. They’re the city's hos pitals. most of them blacked out to the last pinpoint of light. Inside, there is sufficient illumina tion for all medical purposes, but the hospital authorities have taken extraordinary precautions They realize ihe tragedy that might re sult should some inadventent light make these buildings a target for enemy bombers. Hospital executives feel a modern hospital is complicated, that it would be too late to try to black out their buildings after an alert signal is received. So they began work as soon as America entered the war. Equipment Is Installed. Blackout curtains, paint and other devices were used to conceal the lights and protect the helpless. Most of the Capital's hospitals have put in all the equipment necessary to blackout every light. Doctors' Hospital is an example of a blackout job which took a lot of doing. This new building, containing the very latest in medical equip ment, was designed to admit the maximum in sunlight. Glass brick was used to inclose operating rooms, nurseries and many other walls of the structure. The day after Pearl Harbor. O. K Fike. executive director of Doctors' Hospital, called in chemists and en gineers. He wanted to know the quickest and most effective way to black out the hospital. The chem ists told him that if the glass brick were treated with aluminum paint it would be opaque. Bought Quantities of Paint. Mr. Fike went down, bought vir tually all the aluminum paint in town and soon had'painters on the job. Today the wide expanses of glass brick are covered with two coats of the aluminum paint. And not a flicker of light can get through these once sun-brilliant stretches of wall. Babies are born and nursed; operations go on: all the other ac tivities of a big hospital continue with ample Interior illumination. And there's not a stray beam to betray the institution to an enemy pilot, who. even if he wasn't aiming at hospitals, probably would fire at the first point of light he saw. Lack of ventilation is not a prob lem. for the entire institution is air conditioned For the patients' rooms, special opaque drapes have been placed inside the Venetian blinds. At dusk the blinds are drawn, the drapes pulled and bed lights put on. Even without the curtains the rooms could be blacked out and yet have sufficient illumination for patients and nurses to find their way around, even for nurses to read thermom eters and write on charts For the rooms are eouipped with small, inner floor lights, which could not possibly be seen outside, even with the windows bare. These lights make only a faint yellow glow at the bottom of a wall. No Room Overlooked. Diet kitchens, offices and other rooms have their windows blacked out with the paint. Heavy velvet curtains veil the downstairs recep tion hall. Not a room in the hos pital has been overlooked. The whole medical center built around the hospital, with physi cians' office buildings flanking it, is dark every night. Windows of all'rooms at Gallinger Hospital in which activities would be expected to go on during a blackout have been covered with heavy tar paper. The black paper is secured to the window frames by lengths of narrow wooden molding. Dr. Edgar A. Bocock. superin tendent of the municipal institution, has made assignments of emergency duties to all members of the staff, and weekly drills are held. Navy Yard Jobs Open to Women With Technical Educations The Navy Department yester day offered positions in the Washington Navy Yard to women with scientific or engineering edu cation, or with mechanical apti tude Although some women wdi-e empolyed in torpedo manufacture at Newport, R. I., and in draft ing and camouflage work in the first World War, this is said by the Navy to be the first call ever issued for women with scientific training to work in a Navy yard. The number wanted is not de cided. but some can be pit to work immediately, and others will be listed for later call. The women will work under civil employed in torpedo manufacture service, but a classification imme diately is not necessary for emer gency employment. • Tlie qualifications are: 1. Those holding an A. B. or B. S. degree from a recognized college or university, and who have majored in mathematics or physics. 2. Those holding a B. S. or M S. degree 1^ mechanical, elec trical or metallurgical engi neering. 3. A few holding a B. 8.. M. 8. or Doctor's degrees in chemical engineering; preferably those who have engaged in laboratory or research work since gradua tion from college. 4. Those who have had one or two years of engineering school education along the lines indicated above, with the ex ception of chemistry, who are able to work in shops. 5. Those with a high school education and who have received sufficient mechanical training, or have sufficient mechanical apti tude, to perform minor machine work in shops. * Women interested in the poel * tlons should communicate - with or see the personnel officer of the Navy Yard, Eleventh and N streets S.E. as soon as convenient between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on week days. A Navy spokesman said the successful applicants will be "sufficiently remunerated,” but added that "they will really have to work.” No definite reason for the call for, women workers was given, although it is known that the yard is getting on a complete wartime basis, and also that a group of workers left last week to go to Pearl Harbor for con struction and repair work. Emergency Hospital ha* blacked itself out with heavy drapes and paint. So have George ton, Georgetown. Sibley, Casualty and the other hospitals. Their work goes on as smoothly as if their exteriors still blazed with light. The Army's Walter Reed Hospital and the Naval Hos pital have taken extraordinary pro tective measures, and no hostile flyer would find them a target. Moreover. Washington's hospitals are ready for the emergency that an air raid might bring. Space has been allotted, in spare portions of the various hospitals, for 1.000 pa tients. in addition to the regular capacity of these institutions. Some cots are on hand. Others have been requisitioned from the District purchasing agent and are on order. Reserve medical supplies of all kinds are being received rap idly for the casualty service set up under the direction of Dr. John A. Reed, chief medical officer for civil ian defense. The casualty teams are fully organized and ready to jump into action at an alert signal Merchants Who Stir t Food Buying Panics Called 'Unpatriotic' Federal Leaders Urge Housewives to Resist High-Pressure Appeals The Government yesterday brand ed as "unpatriotic” high pressure appeals on the part of some mer chants In the Washington area for housewives to stock up "emergency pantry shelves." Calling on consumers to resist vigorously this "panic-arousing sales appeal.” Dan West, deputy di rector of the consumer division of the Office of Price Administration, and Donald Montgomery, con sumers' counsel in the Agriculture Department, said that "encouraging such a stampede to market by I housewives could have no other ! effect than to create havoc, boost, prices and embarrass patriotic mer chants who are not trying to profiteer on consumera in wartime.” These officials said that a printed handbill of a national distributor of groceries was brought to their attention by a housewife in nearby Virginia. One side of the handbiil advice on what to do in an air raid is given. On the other the reader is told tpere is no necessity of hoarding but is advised to keep on hand at all times a large assort ment of groceries The list, it was announced, in cluded 64 different foods in quan tities far greater than any family * ordinary needs. "If all the families of the Nation were to follow the advice in this handbill." Mr. West's office said, "most of the foods listed would be completely cleaned off grocers’ shelves and go into dead storage, doing nobody any good. The de mand for some foods would be more than twice a whole year s supply.” Officials explained that several similar situations elsewhere in the country had been brought to their attention, including a full page newspaper advertisement in an Arizona newspaper in which buyers were encouraged to lay in excessive stocks of foods and pay on a five month budget plan. Wheatley Y. W. to Hold Membership Meeting The Phyllis Wheatley Y. W. C. A.. 901 Rhode Island avenue N.W.. will hold its annual meeting and mem bership supper at 7:45 p.m. tomor row. Miss Mamie E. Davis, general secretary of the Philadelphia Y. W. C. A., will speak. Reports will be made by Mrs. Julia West Hamilton, president: Mrs. L. N. Calloway, treasurer, and Miss Dorothy I. Height, general secretary. The Girl’s Glee Club and Business and Professional. Girls also will take part. Hearings Set Tomorrow On Police Pay Raises The House District Committee will hold a hearing at 10 am. tomorrow on the new Schulte bill providing pay raises for Metropolitan police. White House police, park police and District firemen. The District Com pnissioners. Chief Stephen T. Porter of the Fire Department, and Arthur R Filkerton, District auditor, have been Invited to testify. Hearing Is Set Tuesday on D. C. Hospital Needs Randolph to Offer Bill to Provide 1,000 More Beds By WILL T. KENNEDY. Chairman Randolph of the House District Committee plans tomorrow to introduce a bill providing for 1.000 additional beds In District operated hospitals — at G&llinger and the Glenn Dale Sanatorian. On Tuesday he has arranged for a hearing on the measure empha sizing the needs for adequate hos pital facilities here, estimated at 2.000 more beds. This bill grew out of recommenda tions by former Representative Maverick, now chief of Govern mental Requirements Branch of the O. P. M., who had stressed hospital needs to Chairman Randolph Dr. George C. Ruhland. District health officer, co-operated in drafting the legislation and arranging for a com prehensive hearing. Mr. Maverick and Dr. Ruhland will be the first witnesses at the hearing, together with hospital of ficials. Mr. Maverick told Chairman Randolph that he has had “personal knowledge for some years of the poor condtion of hearth facilities In the District, and that war condi tions will multiply the seriousness of the problem. Subsidies Urged. He emphasized the need for at least 1.000 additional hospital beds and eventually twice as many, that the “doubling up" process should be organized more fully and expe ditiously and said “it is possible that private hosiptals should receive sub sidies from the Government. “Washington is generally below the level of good health standards of American cities.” Mr. Maverick said. Dr. Ruhland had notified him, he said, that additional expansion in existing hospitals can be made in several places at Government operated institutions at a minimum cost, and suggested 400 additional beds at Gallinger and 600 at Glenn Dale, without construction of new heating and laundry plants. The land space is already available. Dr. Ruhland said The units, he said, could be built, equipped and staffed in about 90 days and at a cost of approximately 40 per cent of new, permanent buildings. Mr. Randolph's bill authorizes the Commissioners to provide for the construction of buildings of tem porary construction with necessary auxiliary structures. mechanical equipment, heating and ventilating apparatus, etc. It also authorizes employment of additional officers, I nurses, personnel and equipment. It j also authorizes appropriation of j necessary funds. Capt. Wells Cites Shortages. Chairman Randolph made public recommendations he had received from Capt. Chester Weils, president of the Board of Directors Columbia Hospital for Women, and Col. N. L. McDiarmid. superintendent. Both of these officials have been invited to testify at the hearing Capt. Wells told Mr. Randolph (1) "The number of beds in the metro politan area is entirely inadequate": <21 there is particularly a shortage in the number of beds for obstetrical | care—at least 250 additional beds are needed for that branch: <3> tha shortage of hospital facilities exists even with the natural growth of the District, but with the influx of defense workers it "becomes ex ceedingly acute": '4' in the esti mate every existing bed was count ed as available regardless of age or condition, while many of the city s hospital facilities are obso lete. both as regards buildings and equipment, and many new hospital buildings should be erected: <5» in dependent organizations support this summary. The situation at Columbia Hos pital can be met in part, Capt. Wells said, by erection of a tem porary two-story building of Army camp type. He suggested that tha basement be of permanent con struction on which a permanent building could later be erected He recommended that authorization be granted for erection of the tempo rary structure, pointing out that the land is owned by the United States and that the power plant is ade quate for expansion. War Shows Need of Clubs For Boys, Leader Says America's experience during th# First World War and that of Eng land in the present conflict should •'cause our city and this country to take steps to prevent any curtail ment or encroachment upon the | privileges and facilities designed and provided for children.’’ Charles M. Fyfe. managing director of the Boys’ . Club of Washington, said yesterday. He said a report from England . stated that "despite bombings, blackouts and other tragedies, the number of boys’ clubs built in the last year has been steadily on the increase. • • * More than half the crimes in England during the first year of the war were committed by j young boys, a survey revealed. "Authorities decided." the English : report declared, "that the problem could be met by providing bovs with some place to go and something to do in their leisure time. Boys’ club# in England today are equipped to take care of boys 24 hours a day." ' Auxiliary Police To Be Outfitted V/ith Uniforms More than half of Washington’s 4,000 odd auxiliary policemen will be provided with distinctive uni forms by the Metropolitan Police Department in the near future, it was learned at police headquarter* yesterday. Arrangements have been mad# for the issuance of raincoats, batons, badges and overseas cap# to 2.200 selected members of the auxiliary < force. In addition, the auxiliary i officers will carry identification cards and wear the civilian defens# arm band denoting their capacity. The remaining members of th# auxiliary force will be outfitted as soon aa additional uniforms ar# pro vided.