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> • ; ' i i; ji ^ AJ A lA A -JLi jUjlJI ii J \j±_: Washington and Vicinity « Society and General B WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1943. B—1 District Detense Chiefs to View Nearby Militia 1,200 Men to Parade For Inspection at Silver Spring Sunday M&J. Gen. John T. Lewis, com manding the military district of Washington, has accepted an in vitation to participate in the re view and inspection of the 7th Battalion of the Organized Militia of Maryland in the County Square adjacent the Silver Spring Armory at 11:30 a m. Sunday, it was an nounced today by Lt. Col. E. Brooke Lee. commander of the battalion. Gen. lewis will be accompanied by Col. Clifton A. Prichett. chief of staff of the Washington district, and Col. W. F. Rehm. chief of oper ations for the Washington defense zone. Col. Lee pointed out that a recent War Department order has placed Montgomery County in the Washington defense district, and the ceremony Sunday will be the first opportunity that Gen. Lewis and his staff have had to inspect the protective troops stationed in the three Maryland counties north west of the National Capital. Sunday's assembly of the 7th Battalion will include a mobilization of the six State Guard companies and the band of the 7th Battalion. 14 companies of the Minute Men of the Reserve Militia from Mont gomery County, 12 companies of Minute Men from Frederick County and 8 Minute Men companies from Howard County. It is estimated that 1.200 men will participate. O'Conor to Present Trophy. Gov. O'Conor will present the Governor's Rifle Marksmanship Trophy which the State Guard companies of the 7th Battalion won at the State rifle range last sum- | mer in competition with the other 10 rifle battalions of the State Guard. Maj. James B Fitzgerald of Chevy Chase will act as the Governor's aide in the ceremony and review. Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord. com- ! manding the 3d Service Command, will present company guidons to the Minute Men companies and will also present commissions to 24 Montgomery County Mihute Men officers. Gen. Reckord will be ac companied by the five officers of his command, all of whom served with him in the 29th Division in the World War. They are Cols. Harry C Ruhl. J. Harry Wagner, Herbert L. Grimes, Ralph Hutchi son and Lt. Col. Elmer Munshower. Brig. Gen. D. H. Mohr, command ing the Maryland State Guard, and . Adjt. Gen. Francis Petrott have j accepted invitations to the cere- I monv and will award service rib bons to re-enlisted members of the State Guard companies. Commissions to Be Given. The following Minute Men officers ! will receive commissions from Gen. Reckord: 703d Company. Gaithersburg. Al bert Gwinn Kirkman, commissioned as captain: Clitus Oliver Bourdeaux, : first lieutenant. 704th Company. Damascus ana Laytonsville. Claude Brandenburg, captain; Roby T. Beall, first lieu tenant. 705th Company, Poolesville, Barnesville and Darnestown, Wil liam S. Parkins, captain; J. Sterling Bowman, first lieutenant; Lloyd Jones, jr.. second lieutenant. 710th Company. Bethesda and Chevy Chase. Joseph A. Cantrell, captain: Clarence E. Dawson, first lieutenant. 712th Company. Massachusetts avenue extended. Hal H. Hale, cap tain; Frank Lynn Carter, jr., first lieutenant; Lewis Warner Crosby, jr.. second lieutenant. 714th Company, Brookmont, Charles W. Snydor. captain; George E. Huber, first lieutenant. 720th Company, Takoma Park, F. Byrne Austin, captain: Joseph B. Simpson, first lieutenant: Everett J. Howell, second lieutenant. 724th Company. Silver Spring. William McG. Harlow, captain; James M Buffin. first lieutenant. 706th Company of Engineers, Sil ver Spring. Donnell S Masson, cap tain; Leroy D. Sasscer. first lieuten ant; Francis H. Townsend, second lieutenant. 725th Company, Silver Spring, Walter S. Davis, first lieutenant. The Stale Roads Commission is furnishing transportation to the Frederick and Howard County com panies. A light lunch will be served each member of the 7th Battalion at the Silver Spring Armory after the •eremonv. Senators Will Attend Meeting of Legion Posts Senators Tydings and Radcliffe find Representative Beall of Mary land have accepted invitations to attend a meeting of all American Legion posts in Montgomery County at 8:30 p.m.. April 26 at the Silver Spring Armory. The county-wide meeting is being planned in honor of the annual visit of the Maryland State com mander. Daniel F. McMullen, the department adjutant of Maryland, J. Nelson Tribby, and other Legion officials. Officers of the District of Columbia Department also wall be present. Lowry T. Coe. president of the Montgomery County Council, will preside at the meeting and will out line the functions of the council. A report will be made on the activi ties of the council’s Crippled Chil dren’s Committee by Alfred C. Paul, i chairman. The committee on arrangements Is composed of Walter S. Davis, com mander of Cissel-Saxon Post, No. 41. Silver Spring, and representa tives of Chevy Chase-Bethesda Post No. 105, and Takoma Park Post. No. 28. Buys $21,000,000 War Bonds CLEVELAND. April 16 (/*>).— Harry W. Hosford, financier and one-time cabin boy on Lake Erie freighters, purchased *21,000,000 worth of War bonds the first day of the Second War Loan drive, his •eeretary announced. ± k BEW Studies Swanky Pants Taken Off U-Boat Officer Focal point of a study by the Board of Economic Warfare is this pair of leather pants taken off a Nazi U-boat officer. In formation on German economics is sought. William T. Stone, assistant BEW chief, and Miss Virginia Eastin, a secretary, are shown examining the pants. Initials “P” and “W” indicate prisoner of war. —A. P. Photo. By rhf Associated Press. The Board of Economic Warfare is looking into a pair of fancy pants —right off one of Der Fuehrer's U boats. They're the waterproof jeans of a German submarine officer who was taken prisoner by the Navy during an engagement in the Medi terranean. and BEW is giving them the double-O in an effort to learn something of how things are^ going economically in the Reich. They’re a mighty swanky pair of britches—made of chrome-tanned sheepskin leather—and BEW esti mates they’d cost $30 to $40 in this country. Government experts cannot say whether all the U-boat bosses are still rating such finery, because there is some evidence that1 the pants were made back in 1939—be fore Germany would be expected to feel the pinch. Virginia Motorists With Last Year Tabs Subject to Arrest No Extension Granted; Nearby Sales May Show 5 Per Cent Increase Virginia State police today warned motorists who have not purchased their 1943 license tabs will be sub ject to arrest if their automobiles are found on the State’s highways. Police said there has been no ex tension of the deadline for display of new tabs, which expired at mid night last night, and added that a rigid check of automobiles and trucks will be made beginning today. Meanwhile, tab sales headquarters in the nearby Virginia area reported that sales up to the deadline were approximately 2'2 per cent under the same period last year. Officials said, however, that they anticipated heavy tab purchases to continue through tomorrow, with the result that total sales would show a 5 per cent gain over tota,l figures for last year. 20.000 Sold in Arlington. Lyman Kelley, deputy commis sioner of motor vehicles for Aring ton County, said approximately 20.000 tabs were sold there during the last 30 days. Mr. Kelley said approximately 1.600 tabs were sold Tuesday and 1.750 yesterday. His office averaged one set of tabs every 13 seconds during the rush period. William T. Oliver, in charge of tab sales in Fairfax County, said he expected a gain of 5 per cent in sales over last year by the end of this week. Approximately 4.800 tabs were sold last year in Fairfax County, and sales this year should reach 5,000. Alexandria Sales lip. T. J. Scott, 4th, in charge of the Alexandria headquarters, said no totals were available today, but added that sales were “well over’’ the same period last year. Mr. Scott said a line of late mo torists had formed early today and predicted that sales would continue heavy for several days. State Police Inspector J. M. John son said troopers at the Alexandria center had on hand a few blank tab application forms for motorists who had not received theirs from Rich mond. He said a few of these were given motorists. Tab sales centers in nearby Vir ginia remain open throughout the year, it was said. WAACS Named Specialists Miss Grace Thelma Cleares of 55 M street N.W. and Miss Marjorie A. Purcell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Purcell of 120 Delafield place N.W., have finished basic WAAC training at Port Oglethorpe, Ga.. and have been selected for specialist training in Army admin istration at Bast Kentucky State Teachers’ College in Richmond, Ky. I However, the pants perusal will be continued on the chance that more thorough investigation may show evidence of the use of substitute ma terials. new chemicals for water proofing. or any indication of care less, apathetic workmanship among Hitler's pants makers. One thing is certain—the sea i raider who wore the pants did plenty ; of sitting. They’re well worn aft. but there is nothing to indicate ; whether this wear was caused by I concentrated study at a periscope station or from playing pinochle. The pants now bear the painted ! letters “P" and “W”—‘‘prisoner of war"—but otherwise they show that their W’earer was a fastidious gent. They're a little greasy and grimy, but there's scarcely a scratch or a tear on them. But he definitely was a pessimist. There's a total of 12 suspender buttons, in addition to a pull-belt in the back! Man Hit by Streetcar Dies of Injuries D. C. Traffic Toll Killed in 1943_23 Killed in same period in 1942 40 Toll for all of 1942 _109 The District’s 23d traffic death oc curred early today when George N. Freeze, 54, of 207 D street N.W., died in Emergency Hospital of injuries he received when struck by a street car last Sunday. Police said Mr. Freeze, an elec trician, was hit as he crossed Twelfth street and Pennsylvania avenue N.W. He was admitted to the hospital at the time and treated for a fractured skull, concussion and lacerations to the face. The driver of the streetcar was listed by police as James J. Greham, 31, of 55 Allison street N.E. The traffic toll stood at 40 at the same time last year. ★ ★ WUtyou fciuf, With WAR BONDS Safety from Infection If you thought your Investment in Government bonds would save the life of your own boy or your neigh bor's boy you wouVfl buy every dol lar's worth you could, wouldn’t you? As a matter of fact your War bonds have already saved the lives of thou sands of our soldiers. Senate Group 0. K.'s Bill Allowing Longer Hours ior Women District Subcommittee Recommends Passage Of Local Legislation The bill already passed by the House to authorize temporary sus pension of the eight-hour law for women in Washington where it will further the war effort was ap proved late yesterday by a Senate District subcommittee. Chairman Bushfield of the sub committee filed the report, recom mending the bill's passage without amendment. The full committee must act before the bill ean go to the Senate. The report pointed out the bill does not make a general suspension of the law, but merely vests dis cretion in the Minimum Wage and Industrial Safety Board to issue temporary permits on a satisfac tory showing that it would be in the interests of the war to let women in industry work more than eight hours in a day pr more than six days in a week. The subcommittee called the eight-hour law wise legislation in normal times and pointed out that the pending bill would expire auto matically six months after the w’ar i ends. Every soldier and every marine gets a package of sulfanilamide in his first-aid kit. And this tiny pack age is a vital item, for it has lit erally saved thousands upon thou sands of lives on the battlefields. The packet of sulfa pills cost 16 cents; in powder form the cost is 3 >4 cents. "They give their lives— you lend your money.” —OBltae State* Iteararv IWeatinm. i First Child-Care Center Fund of $8,500 Received Three Social Workers Assigned to Plan to Aid Employed Mothers Receipt by the District of $8,500 from the Federal Works Agency for a child-care center and appointment of three social workers in the Board I of Public Welfare assigned to the ] child day care program today | marked two concrete steps toward ; aid for Washington’s working mothers. On February 26 FWA announced the grant of approximately $14,700 for construction and renovation of a seven-house child-care center on D i street S.E. and $13,000 for its main tenance and operation. The $8,500 initial payment will cover purchase of equipment and supplies and three months’ operation of the center. The $14,700 for construction and renovation has not yet been re ceived. but bids, nevertheless, were advertised and received, since the grant has been officially accepted by the Commissioners. In addition to the center on D street, FWA has announced a $77,368 grant for 10 nursery school centers and 10 day-care centers, but the Commissioners have not vet been officially notified by FWA of this grant. Provide for 800 Children. These grants are expected to pro vide care for 800 children, while Miss Dorothy T. Pearse. director of services for children of working mothers in the Board of Public Wel fare already has several thousand requests by mothers for day care. There now are no accommodations for children's day care in the Dis trict. The three social workers appointed by the Commissioners have set up an office at 480 Indiana avenue N.W.. where they will interview working mothers. When facilities have been established under the FWA grant, children 2 to 5 years of age may be placed 'in nursery schools and chil dren over 5 may attend school aid : centers before and after school hours. Since February 1 more than 45 per cent of all requests has been ; from mothers with children under 2. These can only be placed in private day-foster homes which will receive ! a fee from the mothers. Many of the requests have been made by very ! young women whose husbands are [ in the armed services. To Counsel Parents. Mrs. Edith Bostwick has been ap ' pointed to counsel parents. She attended Wellesley, Sarah Lawrence arid Sfcfcith College, receiving her B. A. from the latter, and studied at the New York School of Social Work. She has approximately seven years' experience as a aocial worker in New York State.’ Miss Margaret Wallace will coun-' sel on placement of children-in foster-day-care homes, and Miss Marjorie B. Baltimore will do the : same work for colored mothers. Miss Wallace is a graduate of Trinity College, and has done social work for public and Catholic agencies in Baltimore and Washington. Miss Baltimore attended Howard Univer sity and holds a B. A. from Fish University and a B. S. from Simmons School of Social Work in Boston. She has been with the Family Serv ice Association here since 1935. Rent Control And Housing Up Before Planners Ihlder to Be Heard; * Fort Washington Negotiations Progress Problems of housing, rent control and the elimination of blighted areas in war-swollen Washington were being considered today by the Na tional Capital Park and Planning Commission and expert consultants. John Ihlder, executive officer of the Alley Dwelling Authority, and Alfred Betman, chairman of the Cincinnati, Ohio. Planning Commis sion. a consultant on proposed legis lation for urban rehabilitation, were on hand this morning to present their views. An all day session was in prospect to wind up urgent mat ters on the April agenda. Meanwhile, “progress’’ was re ported in negotiations for the en largement of Arlington National Cemetery and postwar uses to be made of Fort Washington. These were matters which first came up a month ago. “Impressed” on Housing Tour. Members of the commission were “very favorably impressed " with a number of new developments in the vicinity of Alexandria and the Pentagon Building which they in spected yesterday afternoon. Two of the projects, housing developments for Pentagon workers, are said to be the largest in this area. The commission has agreed, it was reported, to work out a master plan for the Army and the National Park Service looking to a permanent division of the 400 acres of the Fort Washington reservation. A. E. Demaray. acting executive officer for the commission, has been in con ferences with Brig. Gen. Herbert G. Holdridge, commanding officer of the fort. The problem is complicated be cause the Army is planning to main tain a permanent Adjutant Gen eral’s School on the reservation. The school now occupies one-half of the whole area, but the old installations of Fort Washington are not in use. Barracks to Be Shifted. The National Park Service owns the reservation and wishes to pre serve the fort as an historic shrine, since it is located at the Maryland terminus of the Fort drive. Mr. Demaray reported that several bar racks now on the property will be moved after the war to the area occupied by the Adjutant General’s School. Some of the’ fort's barracks now Age being usetfcjjy the Adjutant Gen erAl’i Schoolvand their removal to vacant land on the Army’s side of the reservation is suggested. Mr. Demaray also said it is contem plated that any further construc tion work to enlarge the school *hall be on vacant land. While in the Pentagon area the commission inspected the new Henry G. Shirley Parkway now under construction between the War building and Fort Belvoir. The two housing projects are located on the route. The Fairlington housing project, built by the Defense Homes Corp., has 3,500 family units. It is being occupied. Officials estimated its population will grow to 15,000 per sons, a majority of whom will be Pentagon workers. The project is within a 10-minute ride of the War building. Plan Pleases Members. The other project, built by Metro politan Life, is known as Park Fair fax and will accommodate 1,600 families or about 4.800 persons. It is within eight minutes’ ride of the Pentagon. Both projects are of the Williams burg Colonial style of architecture and the apartment units have the appearance of semi-detached homes. Members of the commission were particularly pleased with the gen eral layout, which has been care fully planned. They have been somewhat caustic at times in re ferring to other areas in Arlington County which have suffered from lack of proper planning and zoning. The commission announced that it ■will approve plans for a sub division west of Memorial Circle outside of Alexandria on the Mount Vernon boulevard. This site was also inspected yesterday. It con sists of several acres and plans call for a service road connecting with the boulevard. Two District Mothers To Appear at Inquests Two unwed mothers, both former Government clerks, will appear at inquests today into the deaths of I two newly-born infants. A 27-year-old woman is being held j after the body of an infant was found hidden in her room at a hotel in the 2100 block of G street N.W. on Sunday. A 20-year-old girl was arrested by ' police yesterday after the body of a j newly-born baby was found Wednes day ivrapped in burlap in an alley at the rear-of the 100 block Tennessee avenue N.E. Detective Sergt. Harold Huffman said both girls were unmarried. The inquests will be held at the District Morgue. Capt. Margaret E. Aaron Promoted in Nurse Corps Capt. Margaret E. Aaron, super intendent of nurses in the European theater of operations of the United States Army, yesterday was pro moted to lieutenant colonel, second highest rank in her branch of serv ice. according to an Associated Press dispatch from London. Before her assignment overseas she served at Walter Reed Hospital here, Fort Meade, Md.; Fort Eustis, Va.; Fort Bragg, N. C., and for two years in the Philippines. She en tered the Army Nurses Corps in 1928, first serving at the Army Gen eral Hospital in New Jersey. Her promotion places her next in com mand to Col. Julia Plikke, superin tendent of all Army nurses. / Virginia Trophy Presented To Dr. John 5. Bryan By the Associated Press. ROANOKE, Va.. April 16.—Dr. John Stewart Bryan. Richmond newspaper publisher, educator and civic leader, was presented the Vir ginia State Chamber of Commerce’s •’Virginian-of-the-Year" plaque at its annual meeting last night. Tlie presentation was made by Junius P. Pishburn, president of the Times-World Corp., Roanoke, who said that Dr. Bryan “has been, is and for a long time to come will be Virginia’s first private citizen.” Dr. Bryan was praised for his con tributions to Virginia as a news paper publisher, as chancellor and former president of the College of William and Mary and as a leader in civic enterprises, both in Rich mond and all over the State, Montgomery Hills Hears Canning Lecture Tonight Miss Edythe Turner, Montgomery County home demonstration agent, will give a practical demonstration on home canning at a meeting of the Montgomery Hills Junior High School Parent-Teacher Association at 8 o’clock tonight. Mrs. Hale P. Sehom will assist in the demonstration. A nominating committee to select a slate of offi cers for the annual election next month will be appointed by Mrs. James Wilson, president. The sooner yea get that War Sav ings stamp in your book the seenor you wffl ret victory In the bag. Machine Shop Employe, Blind, Has Record of Perfect Work Frank Dorman, 42, of 1237 D street N.E., is shown filing a piece of metal at his bench in the Engineering & Research Corp., Riverdale, Md. Mr. Dorman lost his vision in an accident four years ago. —Star Staff Photo. Lack of vision doesn’t prevent Prank Dorman from helping the war effort. At his bench in the main work shop of the Engineering and Re search Corp.. Riyerdale, Md., he ap pears just as normal as any other worker in the shop. Only when he puts down the object on which he has been filing and fumbles for another tool does one realize that he is blind. Mr. Dorman’s job is to smooth off small pieces of machinery and pre pare them for a final grinding and polish. His superiors say because of his "sensitive touch” he is better at that type of wori than a person with normal vision. The metal must be absolutely smooth before going to the grinding and polishing machine, and a worker with normal vision might rely too much on his sight and overlook some minute jagged edge. So far. in the two months Mr. Dorman has been working at the plant, not one faulty part has beec i returned to him. This is a muck | better record than existed before he I took over the job, officials said. ! i Senate Action Due Today on Compromise Overtime Bill Quick Approval Expected To Send Measure to House for Early Passage The Senate is scheduled to act ! today on the compromise wartime | pay bill for Federal and District employes, agreed on by conferees for both houses Wednesday and due to become effective May 1. With prompt Senate approval ex pected, the agreement will then go to the House for concurrence as soon as it can be called up. For most of the per annum em ployes in executive departments and independent agencies, the bill re tains the basic principle of a 21.6 per cent overtime raise for a 48 hour week, in effect since December. It has been liberalized, however, to give a flat $300 to those in the low brackets, for whom the 21.6 per cent rate would amount to less. It I also permits overtime increases be | tween the $5,000 and $10,000 salary levels, but computed only on the first $2,900. The overtime is not on a time and-a-half rate, and, since it is ac companied by a 20 per cent longer week, its supporters point out, it is only slightly more than straight time for overtime. In the legislative and judicial branches or wherever work cannot be measured for overtime, the new bill gives a flat $300 on all salaries under $2,000 and a 15 per cent rise on salaries of $2,000 or over in this group. At present the non-overtime groups get a flat 10 per cent. The bill would continue until June 30, 1945, though Congress could repeal it sooner if the war ends. Daily Rationing ^ Reminders Wii Blue coupon*, Book 2—Those marked D, E and F good for rationed canned goods through April 30. Red coupons, Book 2—Those marked A, B and C are valid now and will remain good through April 30. They can be exchanged for meats, butter, margarine, fats and oils, cheeses and canned fish. Stamps marked D will become good April 18 and will also be good through April 30. Sugar—Stamp No. 12 in Book 1 is good for 5 pounds through May 31. Coffee—Stamp No. 28 in Book 1 is good for 1 pound through April 25. Fuel oil—No. 5 coupons are valid for 10 gallons through September 30. Gasoline—No. & A coupons are good for 3 gallons each through July 21 B and O coupons, good for 3 gallons each, expire on dates in dicated in individual books. Shoe*—stamp 17 in. Book 1 is good for one pair of shoes through June 15. Detailed rationing information will be found on Page A-2 of The Sunday Star oath week. A Mr. Dorman admitted he has noticed his sense of touch has be come more developed since he lost his sight in an accident four years ago. He was working in an automo bile repair shop at the time when several splinters of steel flew into his eyes. He lost his job as a result of the mishap and was unemployed for nearly four years before he obtained his present position through the Rehabilitation Commission of the United States Employment Service. He works eight hours a day. seven days a week and says he likes his job “very much.” Other plant employes who live near his home at 1237 D street N.E. take him to and from work in their cars. While he is the only totally blind person employed by the firm, there is one other employe with only 10 per cent vision. He is Clyde H. Ishmael. Mr. Ishmael has been working at the plant since March and does sheet metal work. Mr. Dorman is 42 years old and married. He has three children. A native of Virginia, he came to Wash ington 22 years ago. Daily Service Planned At Pentagon Building During Holy Week Congregation of 30,000 War Workers to Hear Chaplains of Own Faith Beginning Palm Sunday and con tinuing during Holy Week and Eas ter, the 30.000 workers in the Pen tagon will be given a brief noonday pause in the war effort for religious services under chaplains of their own faith. Secretary Stimson set the example Christmas eve when he arranged for carol singing, thousands of employes leaving work for a half-hour session in the court of the building. Now he has authorized a general observance in recognition of the spirit of Easter. It is believed this is the first time such an arrangement has been made by a Government department here. Two Sunday Services. Since the War Department func tions seven days a week, the two Sunday services will be attended by several thousands of employes. Serv ices will be held at appointed times in the auditorium, room 5-A-1070. The program of services, as an nounced yesterday, is as follows: Chaplain C. I. Carpenter of the Air Forces will conduct Protestant services Palm Sunday and during Holy Week at 12 noon, except on Good Friday, when Chaplain Harry C. Fraser of the Chief Chaplains Office w'ill be in charge. Chaplain Harry Lee Virden of the Chief of Chaplains Office will lead the Protestant Easter service at 9:30 a.m. and Chaplain George F. Rixey, deputy chief of chaplains, will preach the sermon. Mass to Be Said Daily. Masses for Catholic workers will be celebrated by Chaplain Clement A. Siwinski of the Chief of Chaplains Office Palm Sunday and daily dur ing Holy Week at 12:45 p.m. and Easter 12 noon. Stations of the Cross will be commemorated Good Friday. The organists for all services will be Sergt. Virgil Fox of Bolling Field and Corpl. David Babcock of Lang ley Field. Va. Soloists for the Prot estant services will be Mrs. Ruby Potter, Miss Arlene Harris, Miss Lynn Allison and Miss Katherine Harris. Bishop Granville Gaylord Bennett took “The Love of God” as the theme of his noonday lenten service yesterday in the Church of the Epiphany. "To love God. we must know Him as He really is.” Bishop Bennett said. “No child’s conception of Him will serve man when a crisis comes. Man's picture of Him should not be that of a kindly old man sitting on a golden throne with His beard blown to the four winds. “What is needed is an adult con ception of Him that will stand con sultation when an event occurs be yond the realm of earthly laws. He is not an absentee landlord* met ing out remote justice. He is at hand and all around you. He is a God of love. "This love of God we can best picture by the remembrance of Christ on Calvary. There was the love that transcended the chaos of earthly laws. This is the love that an adult perception of God will dis close.'’ Officials Begin Resfudying Fire Safety Laws Stop-Gap Regulations May Be Issued in Protracted Delay District officials today began a re study of their proposed new fire safety regulations as a result of pro tests against many features voiced at yesterday's public hearing. Should the consideration become protracted, it was indicated the Commissioners may issue stop-gap rules to put in force the new fire escape act, approved last December 24, which became effective late last month. So many boarding and rooming house operators appeared to tell of their difficulties in attempts to com ply with the present fire safety reg ulations. Commissioner John Russell Young said a later hearing would be called to discuss the problems of these proprietors. A number of rooming house opera tors declared fire escapes were not necessary in all cases and anyway would not necessarily mean saving of lives in case of fires. Some pro tested they could not afford fire escapes as well as the C06t of fire proofing halls and stairs. Others spoke of confusion over the meaning of existing rules. Second Inspection Proposed. Meanwhile, the Commissioners to day were to consider their next step las to the 1.780 lodging places for which applications for licenses were denied April 5. for failure to meet present District fire safety rules. These places now are without Dis trict licenses. A proposed order would send police or fire inspectors to make a second round to see if these buildings were being operated without permits, and, if so, to pre sent evidene to Corporation Counsel Richmond B. Keech. The act under which the proposed new rules were considered yesterday authorizes the Commissioners to promulgate rules dealing with means of egress, guide signs and lights, exits, hall and stairway lights, standpipes, fire extinguishers, alarm gongs and other safety appliances, in various places of public assembly. They would apply to buildings of I three or more stories or more than 30 feet high and used as a hospital, j school, asylum, sanitarium or the like, or places of amusement, res taurants and other places of public assembly. Private dwellings would be exempt. Legal Problems Posed. One witness, denied a license, who pounded a table to emphasize his problem, said he could not comply with the orders of the District in spectors and had been told on one ! hand he must eject his tenants with in 10 days, and on the other hand that it would require 30 days or more to evict them through court action. “What am I to do?” he shouted. Another witness, an attorney, de clared legal action to evict tenants who would not leave voluntarily, might take as much as three months. Ernest F. Henry, an attorney rep resenting the District Rent Control Administration, agreed a 30-day de lay in evictions would be involved under “the usual procedure.” He told the city heads the rent admin istration recognized there is "serious overcrowding” in lodging places and that his office was committed to the position that District health and safety regulations must be observed. He said there was no conflict be tween the Commissioners’ regula tions and the rent act. Agreements Cited. “Well-informed” rooming house operators, he said, have written ar rangements with their tenants un der which the usual 30-day notice of eviction may be waived. Paul Miller, representing the Washington Guest House Associa tion, said the proposed new fire safety code should be applied to all pertinent places—other than the rooming houses. He asked for a separate hearing on rules to govern boarding, rooming and lodging houses. Mr. Miller added that he thought of the Commissioners "as wise and indulgent parents, caring for their children with one eye on Congress and the other on the public pulse.” Edward G. Heilsberg of 1464 Gir ard street N.W., referring to the Euclid street fire, declared fire escapes “wouldn’t have saved those two lives there.” When he protested there was a long delay in getting a fire hose stream on that building. Fire Chief Stephen T. Porter de clared delay in notifying the Fire Department was the reason the blaze had swept up through the building. While fire hose was being laid, he said, firemen were busy with rescue work. Three persons were carried down ladders. Porter Defends Methods. Chief Porter declared the fire was “well handled” and that under the circumstances, with the blaze having already swept up the building’s stairs before fire apparatus arrived, it was a question of saving lives or putting a hose on the fire. Even so. he said, firemen were able to pre vent spread of the blaze to adjoin ing buildings. Chief Porter added. “If we had gotten there when the fire was con fined to the first flow, I would gam ble my life that it would have stopped there.” Other witnesses insisted there should be more elasticity as to zon ing restrictions on multiple-family housing instead of insistence on fire escapes. Restaurants to Discuss Ceiling Price Order Restaurant owners in the District will meet at 8:30 o'clock tonight in the United States Chamber of Commerce Auditorium to discuss the recent order of Price Administrate? Brown empowering regional OPA of fices to set ceiling prices on meals wherever it was considered neces sary. Robert K. Thompson, District OPA director, and national OPA officials will attend. The meeting is being sponsored by the Washington Res taurant Association.