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Investigation Is Begun
Into Need of Halting
Gas Heat Installations
Utilities Commission
Calls on Company for
Reasons for Proposal
Investigation of the necessity and
reasonableness of the proposal of
the Washington Oas Light Co. that
there be no further extension of gas
heating services for homes or com
mercial buildings beyond contracts
made February 1 was begun today
by the Public Utilities Commission.
In denying the company's plan
for immediate action, the commis
aion late yesterday ordered its staff
to Investigate and set February 17
at 10 am. for a public hearing on the
Call for Reason*.
Mercy L. Sperry, company presi
dent. had told reporters the reasons
for the move were that extra boil
ers, pipe* and other connections
would be needed if further space
heating service were granted and
that materials for such facilities
were necessary to the United States
In its war effort. Gregory Hankin,
chairman of the commission, made
the point, however, that the com
pany had given no reasons for its
proposed change in service in the
document the company first filed
with the commission.
The commission directed the
company to file a new application,
carrying reasons for the change. It
also overruled the position taken
by the company that the proposal
did not require affirmative action by
the commission.
Rerouting Denied.
The commission denied an appli
cation by the Connecticut Avenue
Association for a rerouting of Chevy
Chase buses L-2, L-4 and L-7
through lower Connecticut avenue.
More than a year ago the commis
sion had shifted these buses so as
to run through Eighteenth and
Twentieth streets N.W. in this sec
Chairman Hankin announced the
eommission had found that the mer
chants along lower Connecticut ave
nue had failed to establish that
they had suffered loss of business
by reason of the shifting of buses
from lower Connecticut avenue.
He added that the commission had
found it necessary to balance the
problem of traffic congestion against
the convenience of customers of the
Connecticut avenue stores and that
it found the need of avoiding undue
congestion along Connecticut ave
nue below Florida avenue was the
more compelling cause.
'Button Busters'
Formed to Brag
Of Service Sons
■) tb* Associated Press.
TULSA, Okla., Feb. 5.—The fath
ers of the Nation’s fighting men now
can bust a button bragging about
their sons for two minutes without
fear of interruption from other
proud papas.
They can, this is, if they are mem
bers of the Button Busters of Amer
ica, founded by Roland (Dick)
Broach, veteran of the last wax,
whose son, Roland, Jr, is in the
Army now.
The new organization's constitu
tion asserts a belief in the funda
mental right of any American father
to brag about his son in the armed
services in the same manner in
which he bragged on him as a baby.
The organization’s insignia is a
missing top vest button. Should the
war effort gobble up men’s vests, a
vest button will be the badge.
Under the by-laws a boastful
member may brag about his son, his
son’s outfit or branch of the service
up to such exaggeration that falls
short of outright lying. But after
two minutes of bragging the mem
ber may be interrupted by another
proud father who after two minutes
may, etc, etc. Time consumed in
displaying pictures or letters is ex
empt from the two-minute limit
Dealers Charge Misuse
Of Rubber Shortage
Charging that big business men
are using the rubber shortage as an
excuse “to gain control of the retail
tire and retreading Industry,” the
National Association of Independ
ent Tire Dealers today called for
Nation-wide meetings to discuss
ways for independent dealers to re
tain their business and obtain “a
more equitable share” of Defense
The 35,000 independent dealers
and retreaders will hold community
meetings throughout the country
February 10. The meeting here will
be in charge of Dave Lehman,
Washington tire dealer. The loca
tion has not been announced,
Contending that 90 per cent of
tire treading and repairing equip
ment is now in the hands of inde
pendent dealers, the association is
leading a light for "proper recogni
tion” of the independent operator.
A part of their program asks that
the independents "be declared the
sole rationers of new tires, inas
much as chain stores, mall order
houses and company-owned stores
have other products to sell.”
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C0AT$ . T„ Included
charge accouhts invited^
0. C. D. Bomb-Control Pumps
To Be Made to Sell for $3
A small, standardised water-type
fire extinguisher specially designed
to combat Incendiary bombs and
the fires they start, which may sell
for as little as $3, is being developed
by the fire section of the Office of
Civilian Defense in conjunction with
the War Production Board, it was
announced today.
nils was revealed after it was
disclosed that a stirrup pump said
.to be modeled after one that is
widely used in Great Britain is sell
ing in Washington hardware stores
at from (IS to $18.50 each. Some
mail order and garden supply houses
list bucket bumps for $2.50 to $5, but
25 feet of hose, costing twice that
much, must be obtained to use them.
In Great Britain stirrup pumps sell
for about $5.
William T. French, head of the
O. C. D. fire section, said the pump
being sold here Is a finely made
precision instrument of heavy brass,
with a specially bored cylinder, and
in general is considered “too fine
and too expensive” for general
adoption throughout the Nation.
The pump the O. C. D. Is develop
ing is a type of ‘‘pump tank" to
hold about four gallons, he said.
It has the approval of the chief
engineers of the National Board of
Fire Underwriters and the National
Fire Protection Council and of ex
perts at the Bureau of Standards,
he said. The stirrup pump operates
in r*n open bucket of water.
Of light construction, it will be
made of materials on which the
War Production Board will grant
931 *F*' Metropolitan Theater
You’ll Always Buy For Less Here
Not a price hae been raised—nor will it be. as long as oar present
very complete stock lssts. When msnufsetarers must raise prices
you’ll still buy it for less at the Mill End Shop. In all loyalty—this
is no time to profiteer—so buy WHAT you need; but ONLY what you
need—so that Mill End Shop bargains may be shared with others.
Slip Cover Special gc
Our price . . . ONLY
Selection of guaranteed washable fabrics—plain colors, floral and
atriped patterns. Sofa and Chair, with four cushions, box pleats. Ex*
pertly custom*tailored in our own shops. A real decorator job.
i'll "**
' "Original Old Sof«*“
J to 10
to t
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Ti« Hi**
Half Price and Less Than Half Price
Of course, there are not all sizes, but if your size
is here, you've found the "buy" of 1942.
All Sales Final
40—DRESSES were $10.95,
$17.95 fir $19.95 street and
evening dresses, black and colors. Jun
iors,' misses', women's in broken sizes. _
Tbird Floor
ware $22.95Biack suits only In
this group. Sizes 12, 18 and 20. Very
special! _
Second Floor
125 SLIPS were $2.50 Sr $3.95$ 149
Tailored and loce trim in navy, white ^B
and tea rose. Sizes 32 to 34- ■■
Main Floor
were $4.98 to $12.95
*2.481. *6.48
Quilted cottons, satins,
crepes in misses' sizes.
Mai* Flaar
48 Spring and
Winter HATS
were $2.95, $5
fr $7.50
Faille, straw and
felt combi na- Bj
tions and felts. .fl
Mmm FU*
priorities. The W. P. B. probably
would not approve a pump made
of brass, one of the scarcer metals.
The O. C. D. will purchase a large
number of them if Congress makes
appropriations, Mr. French said, and
will urge American manufacturers
to adopt the standard sise and
model that is perfected.
Generals Birkhead
And Scott Go on Duty
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE, Feb. B.—Maj. Gen.
Milton A. Reckord, commanding
officer of the Id Carps Ares, an
nounced yesterday that Maj. Oen.
Claude V. Birkhead and Brig. Oen.
Don X. Scott have reported for duty
with the 3d Corps Area.
Oen. Birkhead has been placed in
command of certain troops under
the Jurisdiction of Oen. Reckon! and
will also be charged with the co
ordination of Federal, State, munici
pal and private internal security
agencies within the corps area.
Oen. Scott has been given com
mand of those activities under Oen.
Birkhead that pertain to the State
of Virginia and will also command
certain corps area troops in that
‘Buy Unit ad Stat*$ D*f*n»* Stamp* and ImJi-’
m fervid fc
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Final Season End
Close Out Sale
Fine Fnn
Entire Collection
at Final Reductions
DRESSES 10.50 14.50 18.50 88.50
regulorly 25.00 to 59.50, misses', women's
wools, crepes, street, sports, oftemoon
GOWNS 18.50 16.50 19.50 85.00
regularly 29.50 to 75.00, misses', women's
crepe, chiffon, net, taffeta, dinners, formals
COATS 55.00 65.00 75.00 85.00
regularly 75.00 to 145.00, women's and misses'
with luxurious furs, limited group
RATS 3.00 4.00 5.00
regularly 8.75 to 25.00, misses', women's
town, cocktail, sports
Groups of Lingerie, Negligees, Handbags
Costume Jewelry Vs to Vi off
Absolutely every sale must be finol.
No charges, no approvals, no exchanges, no credits
“Faraithiag Better Hemet fer Over Half a Centary“
Bedroom, Dining Room
Sofas, Chairs, Tables, Lamps
The furniture now offered is exactly of
the same quality and individuality Hen
derson features all year round—but this
month very impressive reductions prevail
—entire stock not included.
Sm Him and many otliar unusual valuas effarad—NOW.
Fin* Interior
Fnrnitwrt D*cero»iHf
1108 G Street M.W.j
m '*» —
the kind of
that will be
✓ Traditional Saks Quality
Advanced Styling
VJext winter end the winters
tp come you'll be glad you bought
your Saks Fur Coat while prices
were so low and quality •
the highest.
SAKE 25% to 55%
• Regulor Charge
• Deferred Payment
• Loy-Away Plan
NATIONAL 9f40 'US f STftlfT
Clears re
All ilemt tmbjeel la prior tale. All tain fatal; me **•
change i, no approvalt, no moil, phone or C.O.D. or dare.
Better Dresses
DRESSES, one-of-a-kind styles, misses' sizes.
(14) were $39.95 to $49.95. Now-$28
(11) were $45 to $59.95. Now..$35
(34) $12.95 t* $16.95 MISSES', JUNIOR DRESSES.
Wools, rayon crepes, jewelry dresses, two-piece
styles. Jr. sizes 9 to 15, misses' 12 to 20_ $8.88
(19) $16.95 end $19.95 AFTERNOON DRESSES,
lovely royon crepes, one-of-a-kind, misses'..$10.88
(12) $16.95 end $19.95 EVENING DRESSES, bouf
fant nets, jeweled royon crepes, misses'-$13.88
(26) $25 end $29.75 DRESSES, dressy royon crepes,
wool jersey casual styles, other one-of-a-kind
dresses, lovely colors. Misses' sizes-$14.88
Coats, Suits
(17) $49.75, $59.75 FUR TRIMMED DRESS
COATS, enriched with Grey Persian Lamb, Blended
Mink, Tipped Skunk. Jr. and misses' sizes...$37.89
(5) $59.75, $69.75 FURRED DRE$S COATS with
Sable-dyed Squirrel, Persian, Skunk-$47.89
(4) $79.7$, $19.75 FURRED COATS, with Silver
Fox, Persian, Lynx dyed Fox, collars, borders, $67.89
(I > $110 NUTRIA TRIMMED COAT. Blue woolen
with nutria collar and cuffs, size 18- .$78
(7) $98.75 SILVER FOX TRIMMED COATS; snowy
collars on famous woolens. Sizes 12 to 38-$88
(8) $49.75, $59.75 FURRED SPORT COATS,
Lynx dyed Wolf or Raccoon collars-$34.89
«> $29.75, $45 TWO PIECE SUITS, tailored or
dressmaker plaids, stripes, solid colors-$21.89
(fur-Trunmed Coe to Subject to 10% federal Tax)
Fur Coats
COATS. Also Sable blended northern pelts..$179
beautiful, lustrous pelts_ $239
tightly curled, hand-picked peltries_$285
brown or gray, in smart swogger styles_$139
<21 $225 DYED SKUNK PUR COATS_$179
Tex litre
A YEAR TO PAY: Small carrying charge
(23) $5.95 to $7.50 RAYON SATIN N SOLI (HIS,
with zipper closing; else a few rayon chiffon negli
gees and robes included. Misses'_ .-$3.29
(47) $10.95 QUILTED RORIS, gown and quilted
jackets, pajamas and quilted jockets. Misses' $5.79
(26) $10.95 to $16.95 GOWN ENSEMBLES, rayon
satin gowns with chiffon negligees. Misses_$8.89
(I) $16.95, $19.95 FIRESIDE ROBES, rayon velvets,
rayon crepes, quilted rayon taffetas_$10.79
(12) $29.95 GOWN-ENSEMBLES, rayon satin
gowns with exquisite rayon chiffon or royon satin
negligee, frothy with fine lace. Ivory arid tender
colors for bridal trousseaus, 12 to 18_$19.95
(6) $2.95 BRUSHED RAYON GOWNS, toasty
warm for winter nights. Pastel colors_$1,89
(25) $2.95, $3.95 BOUDOIR SLIPPERS. Kidskin
d'orsay styles, leather bootees with fleece linings,
mules, mostly smaller sizes-$1.69
midwinter felts, some with brims, little veils, feathers.
Block, brown, novy, colors---$2.29
(1) $4.50 EVENING BLOUSIS, velvet* end reyen
crepe*, studded with rhinestones or spangled with
sequins. Mostly one-of-a-kind. Misses'-$4.49
(I) $7.95 EVENING BLOUSES, misses' sixes, $5.49
(5) $9.95, $10.95 EVENING BLOUSES_$4.49
(3) $25 KNIT SPORT MESSES, one-piece style* in
lovely colors for now into Sprino..$12.98
(4) $22.9$ SACONY KNIT SPORT lUTIS, two
piece styles in plaid or monotone patterns..$17.95
(7) $29.75 SACONY KNIT SPMT SUITS, two
piece styles, knit to hold their sho|k. Misses', $22.95
woolens end velveteens. Misses' sizes-$12.89
<9> $7.95 SPORT JACKETS, plaids, tweeds, tine
mon-tailored ond cardigan stylet-$4.89


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