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REM EXAMINERS—J. Warren Wilson, left, and Leonard S.
Haves are shown at the District Building shortly after their appointment as rent examiners. The third appointee—Henry M. Fowler—is not in the picture. —Star Staff Photo. New Rent Examiners To Begin Hearings In About 10 Days Will Take Oath Tomorrow, But Must Await Approval Of Rules and Regulations Although three examiners ap pointed to hear complaints under the District rent-control law will be sworn In tomorrow. It Is un likely that any cases will be heard for 10 days. Rent Administrator Robert F. Cogswell said last night. Rules and regulations governing the rent office must be approved by the District Commissioners before formal hearings can be held. Mr. Cogswell said he had sub mitted the rules to Corporation Counsel Richmond Keech. who will examine them before they go to the Commissioners. This delay will mean that landlords who have raised rents on extensively modernized and newly furnished apartments prob ably will lose the additional rent for all of January. The adminis trator has ruled that his decisions will take effect the day Issued and Will not be retroactive. Salary Is $3,800 a Year. The three rent examiners named by the Commissioners are J. War ren Wilson, 37. of 4832 Reservoir road N.W.; Leonard S. Hayes, 27. colored. 1614 S street N.W.. and Henry M. Fowler. 51. of 3506 Me- j Kinley street N.W. The salary of j each is to be $3,800 a year. Their ' Job will be to hold hearings in cases ! of rent disputes which cannot be set tled bv conciliation. They will act : singly, not as a board, and will make recommendations for decision by Administrator Cogswell. Mr. Wilson, a native of Richmond, Va., came to Washington in 1916 and was graduated in 1936 from the Washington College of Law. In ad dition to private law practice he has, at times, engaged in the archi tectural and building business, with , the Municipal Government and Ar-1 thur B. Heaton, private architect. He is a Mason and member of Sigma Nu Phi legal fraternity, and the District Bar Association. Mr. Hayes, a native of Phila delphia, has resided here since 1920. He received his law degree from Howard University and has been a member of the law firm of Cobb. Howard and Hayes. He is a mem ber of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People and the Washington Bar Association. He was indorsed for the post by Judge Nathan Cayton, Leon A. Ran som. acting dean of Howard Uni versity. and members of the Wash ington Real Estate Brokers' Associa tion. Hardship Cases Expedited. Mr. Fowler, a native Washington ian. has practiced law here since 1915, except for service ove.-., with the American Expeditionary Force and with the Army of Occu pation in Germany. He is a Mason, member of the Board of Trade, Chevy Chase Citizens’ Association,1 and is treasurer and a member of the board of governors of the Wash ington Canoe Club. He is a law graduate of Georgetown University, i An aggravated case of the hard- j ship of the rent law on a landlord has just been called to the attention of Mr. Cogswell. A retired archi tect purchased two adjacent homes on Sixteenth street which were in a bad state of repair. There were six apartments in each building, some of them renting for as low as $27 a month on January 1, 1941, rent freezing date under the law. The architect, who came here from Pennsylvania, took over' the places in July and spent $27,000 in complete remodelling. His rents were raised accordingly and the tenants are completely satisfied with the increase. Under the law\ however, the rent must be set back to the first of last year. This man, Mr. Cogswell said, needs immediate relief, and he is devising means to expedite the complaints of land lords where there is no conflict with tenants. Martin Plant to Resume 'Mars'Test About April 1 BT the Associated Press. BALTIMORE. 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