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No Job Too Tough for WAVES
At Pensacola Naval Air Base WAVES TAKE OVER—A WAVE at Pensacola is shown operating the synthetic training device by which aerial gunners learn how to recognize enemy planes, estimate the range and “shoot to kill ” The student is aiming an electric-eye gun at motion pictures of airplanes in simulated attack. —Navy Photos, j By MIRIAM OTTENBERG, Star Staff Correspondent PENSACOLA, Fla., Oct. 26 — Wherever you go in this "Annapolis of the Air," you'll find a WAVE at work. That's what a group of 11 news paperwomen learned when the Navy flew them down to Pensacola for a look at their sisters in uniform. WAVES were eveiywhere—in the gunnery school, in repair shops, in the air traffic control towers, in the radio rooms, in the “ships store ashore," in the parachute lofts and in the dispensary. There were grease - streaked WAVES in the coveralls they call “seabags." There were WAVES in Navy blue slacks climbing into Link trainers. There was a WAVE an swering the telephone in the ad mirals outer office and a WAVE in formal whites holding the diplomas at the designation ceremony when cadets received their wings. Men Released for Sea Duty. There were hospital corspmen WAVES and aviation metalsmith WAVES. There was a WAVE on the Pensacola-bound plane. She was a public relations WAVE. Every day the Navy is discover ing the WAVES can do something else that will release more men for sea duty. For instance, officers were doubtful about putting WAVES in the low-pressure chamber where aviation cadets learn how to use, boy jump a 'chute she'd packed. There's a WAVE officer, whose name can't be used for security rea sons, who is in charge of the secret communications files. She holds a j "burning party” every week or two to destroy secret and confidential material. Two of the WAVE officers are couriers, carrying secret information to other stations They wear a gun j on the hip and know' how to use it.1 They always take an armed guard with them but the guard may be a WAVE, too. Assist in Repairing Planes. On most of the jobs sailors and WAVES work side by side, taking or ders from the same male officer. You see two figures in coveralls mounted on an airplane wing, one holding a part in place while another twists in the screw's. Both their faces are covered with grease. One of them, however, is a WAVE. "I thought they might be afraid to get their hands dirty,” admitted1 their commanding officer, "but they pitch right in with the boys.” They kid each other a lot. The saiior in the ship's store pauses to say, "Sure, we like them fine." Re torts the WAVE beside him, "They like us because we help swab the decks.” While the men on the station get used to the WAVES at work, they are sometimes a surprise to stran- i gers. They tell about the pilots com- ! Already skilled at dozens of jobs, WAVES at Pensacola soon will take over the low-pressure chamber where aviation cadets are taught how to adapt themselves to high altitudes. Here, a trio of newspaperwomen, visiting Pensacola to see the WAVES [ at work, ‘'take a hop,” complete with oxygen masks. their oxygen masks and how to take high altitudes. It was thought offi cially that women couldn't take it. It was found officially that they could. The only difficulty there came' when the flight surgeons, who go by a blueness of the lips and fingernails to detect the effects of altitude, had no guidepost to indicate when the women might faint. Between lip stick and fingernail polish, the WAVES had their symptoms care fully masked. Many Tasks Performed. Four days around Pensacola and its outlying fields with a look in at the naval air station at Atlanta was hardly long enough to cover all the tasks the WAVES are performing, but here are a few typical ones: Radioman (Third Class) Adelaide Glow, blond, 22. and attractive, was a secretary in civilian life. Now she's teaching radio communication to aviation cadets. She flies a couple times a week to pratice radio naviga tion, sends recipes for mint juleps in. code to keep the boys interested in their work. Her students call her "Glow” since she’s enlisted person nel and doesn't rate "Miss.” Mrs. Fran Greenwood had just graduated from the University of Miami when she joined the WAVES. She teaches aerial gunners how to train their sights on enemy planes. One of her first students was Lt. Harold Greenwood. They were mar ried a month ago and he's gone off to become a marine dive bomber pilot 'Chute Packer Is Speedy. Parachute Rigger (Third Class) Lucille Dasbach was in the account ing department of an insurance com pany until she joined the WAVES 10 months ago. She can pack a 'chute in six minutes. She and the other girl riggers are fast but careful, because if a ’chute doesn't open and It's the fault of the rigger, they can be court-martialed. Biggest thrill •he's had in the Navy was seeing a ins in from the South Pacific. A pilot calls Pensacola from the air and a girl's voice answers him. By the time the pilot has gotten around to asking for a date, a deep bass voice is responding on the other end. WAVES and enlisted men share the radio work at the communica tions center. More WAVES Needpd. Everywheie the newspaperwomen went they were told by the com manding officers that more WAVES could be used. Of course, there was the senior medical officer who mur mured that he hoped the WAVE doctor who was scheduled to arrive scon "wouldn't like the South." but 50 per cent of the hospital corpsmen in his dispensary were WAVES. Then, there was the squadron j commander who thought having I WAVES around "keeps the lan-1 guage cleaner." "We're getting a lot of boys here straight from home—17-year-olds. Seeing the girls helps them to get started. They feel more at home.” Generally, the sentiment here is that the sailors aren’t completely kidding when they swing past the Wave barracks singing: "The WAVES are going to win the war-.” Will Discuss Rabies Maj. Howard Kester of the Army Medical Center at Walter Reed Hos pital will give a talk on rabies, sup plemented by the showing of a film, at the season's first meeting of the Four Corners School Parent-Teach- , er Association at 8 o'clock tonight at the primary building on Woodmoor drive. Purse-Snatcher Gets $28 Ann Chapelle of the Chastleton Hotel, Sixteenth and R streets N.W.. told police today that a colored man snatched her purse containing $28 and two theater tickets while she was walking last night in the 1500 block of R street N.W. I WASHINGTON NEWS WASHINGTON, D. C. OCTOBER 26, 1943. ** SOCIETY AND GENERAL Pepco Assails OPA Right to File Rate Suit District Court Opens Hearing on Move To Quash Case The right of the Office of Price Administration to file an independ ent suit in the Potomac Electric Power Co. rate controversy was at tacked in District Court today as four Federal agencies, including the OPA and the Office of Economic Stabilization, opened their fight for further reductions in power rates here. S. R. Bowen, Pepco attorney, in formed Justice Jennings Bailey that he doubted the OPA had the right to bring suit, basing his claim on the fact the agency “does not satisfy the requirement of the law of being one of the aggrieved." Opening arguments on a motion of Pepco and the Public Utilities Commission to dismiss suits brought by the Government. Lloyd B. Har rison, PUC attorney, charged that; the OPA and other Government agencies have attempted to get the PUC to abandon the sliding scale: method of arriving at power rates. Before the opening of arguments on the motion to dismiss. Harry R. Booth. OPA attorney, outlined for the court the background of the case, which opened last March with a Federal study of the sliding scale plan. Mr. Booth, explaining that the Treasury Department Procurement Division was Pepco's biggest custo mer" told the jurist. “We think the rate reduction ought to be at least $2.000000 “ Procurement Division and the Federal Works Agency are the other two plaintiffs. The attorney also claimed the Gov- ; eminent has been denied "a full and fair” hearing before the PUC when it first went into the rate question later in March. He further asserted that the rates have been “erroneously calculated" and should be “reconsidered in the light of the war and the Economic Stabilization Act." Government appeals filed with the' court have attacked the PUC order of April 26. giving consumers a rate reduction of 1.5 per cent and have naintained that the reduction should be 10 per cent, retroactive to March of this year. Civil Service Develops Simplified leave Plan A simplified plan for authorizing and recording leave of Federal em ployes has been developed bv the Civil Service Commission and the Council of Personnel Administra tion. All clerical procedures must be simplified, the commission has informed department heads, to save manpower and materials. Primarily, the new plan places responsibility for leave adminfstra tion at the supervisory level. One or more leave advisers will be pro vided. They will perform an audit of the leave record annually and upon separation of an employe They will be available to super visors to assist them in handling any problems that mav arise. Executive Director L. A. Moyer, in a communication to all Federal agencies, says, in part: “With the intent of providing ade quate records and controls for leave purposes over a period of years., complicated systems have been es tablished which involve the process ing of millions of forms of records, with an enormous consumption of materials and manpower. The pres ent shortage of trained employes available to meet wartime demands makes this problem more acute.” Girl Scout Leader Sees War Endangering Youth Ey the Associated Press. CLEVELAND, Oct. 26 — Mrs. Ralph G. Wright, chairman of the Girl Scout National Executive Commit tee, declared today "war levies a tremendous tax on childhood. We, as a youth-serving organization’ must see to it that at the end of this holocaust our childhood is sol- ; vent. The character of our youth' must not be made to pay the cost of the war." Addressing the Girl Scout Na tional Council's three-day biennial meeting's opening session. Mrs. Wright described wartime juvenile delinquency as "grave.” but added “It dees not mean that the nature of childhood has changed for the worse, but that children are feeling the cost of the war.” Girl Scouts, she said, ‘"hope to re duce the cost to children incurred by the loss of home care and at tention” brought about bv parents1 working in war production. Roosevelt Threat Case Denied Review by Court By the Associated Press. The Supreme Court refused yes-| terday to review the conviction of i William T. Reid. New Orleans, on a charge of threatening to kill presi dent Roosevelt. Reid was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment by the Western Louisiana Federal District Court and the verdict was upheld by the Federal Circuit Court at New Or leans. The indictment alleged that he declared at Shreveport on May 15, 1941. "that he hated President Roosevelt and that, if he had the time and the money, he would go to Washington and kill the Presi dent and that if the President should ever come South he most certainly would kill him.” Maryland Flyer Killed in Action LA PLATA, Md„ Oct. 26.—Mr. and 1 Everett L. Austin of Fomfrey have been informed by the War Depart jment that their son, Staff Sergt. Robert L. Austin, 20, was killed in [action in the European theater on October 14. He was a member of the Air Forces and had been overseas since last June. During August, he com pleted 10 missions. He was a grad uate of the Glasava High School in Charles County. House Is Ready To Aid District, Leader Pledges Legislators Thanked By Mcf ormack for Co-operation on Bills Assurances that members of the House stand ready to give prompt consideration to legislation needed by the District were voiced yesterday by Majority Leader McCormack as the House quickly passed four Dis trict bills. * "May I observe,” Mr. McCormack said, "that the Committee on the District of Columbia has been given every opportunity to bring up legis lation as quickly as possible after it is reported out of the committee. The leadership on both sides of the aisle has co-operated to the fullest extent possible with the chairman and the members of the Committee on the District of Columbia in see ing that legislation reported out re ceived prompt consideration. "As a matter of fact, the leader ship has enabled the legislation to be brought up where it has been re ported out unanimously without the committee's being compelled to wait until the regular District of Columbia day. Further, I think the business in order on District of Co lumbia day has oeen dispensed with as little delay during the last two or three years as during any similar period. "Should Have Confidence.” "The leadership on both sides recognizes that while we are mem bers of Congress we are also mem bers of the legislative body of the District of Columbia and that that is quite a serious trust. We want to see that the people of the Dis trict receive as prompt considera tion in the passage of legislation1 as possible. We want the Con gress and the legislative body of the District to convey to the people; of the District of Columbia and the city of Washington that knowl- j edge so that they may have confi dence in the fact that Congress as a legislative body is legislating as quickly as possible. "The chairman of the committee and all of the members are aware! of that fact. The condition will! continue as long as I am leader,! but I am very much concerned about the constant tendency and effort on thfe part of some individuals, and particularly one of your news-1 papers—and I speak frankly and impersonally—to bring about a mis understanding between the people of the District and members of Congress. "We should have confidence in one another and respect for one another. I think that instead of trying to bring misunderstanding that they should attempt to bring about a feeling of confidence and under standing. Certainly the Congress, during the last three years, and I am confining myself to that period only, has done everything in its power to convey to the people of the District of Columbia the fact that we recognize our trust and are leg islating just as quickly as is humanly possible, even not compelling the committee to wait until its regular District day, in order to get legisla tion through which relates to the District. Congratulates Committee. I think it is only fair to make these observations so that in the future, instead of trying to bring about a feeling of misunderstanding, that a feeling of confidence and un derstanding. which the action of the members of Congress justifies, be a better course to pursue." Later Mr. McCormack said he be lieved the House District Committee had done “a wonderful job." Chairman Randolph of the House District Committee said both House , Democrats and Republicans had co i operated "in every way” with the District Committee. Title Law Changed. One of the four approved meas ures provides a system for clear ing the title to District prop erties sold at the annual tax deed auctions for nonpayment of taxes. This was described as desirable, but Mr. Randolph and Represent ative Dirksen, Republican, of Illi nois both voiced dislike for the tax auction sales. The latter called the practice “archaic.” He explained that tax deed brokers come to the sales from other States and bid on the better properties, leaving the District to bid in the “cats and dogs.” The ptirpo.se of the amendment was to provide for removing the tax deed “cloud” from the title to a property if the purchaser of the tax deed fails to obtain a fee sim ple title. This can be done row only through legal proceedings. The new measure provides this may be done after five years by the owner paying the back taxes, plus interest for the first two years, at 12 per cent, and interest for the last three years at the rate of 6 per cent. Weapons Law Strengthened. A second measure, designed to strengthen the law against the car rying of concealed weapons, al ready has been approved by the Senate and now goes to the White House. It was recommended by the I Attorney General, who explained that under present law a weapon j is not "concealed” unless it actually; is concealed at the time it was proved to be in the possession of the* defendant. Mr. Dirksen said it would not apply to sohtguns. Another of the bills makes bi cyclists, streetcar motormen and operators of other vehicles subject to the hit-and-run and drunken driving rules of the Traffic Act al ready applied to motorists. The fourth measure passed bv the House broadens the authority of the District Motor Vehicle Park ing Agency, permitting it to use District-owned property in develop ment of off-street parking facilities. Store Managers Hold Meeting With Police Closer co-operation between police and store managers during ihe Thursday night holiday shopping rushes was forecast after a meeting yesterday at the Municipal Building. Members of the general assign ment sa.uad headed by Lt. Aubry Tolson attended the meeting with the store representatives. The discus sion was led by Inspector Robert J. Barrett, chief of detectives. j CHAMPAGNE FOR THE PRISCILLA ALDEN—Byron Price, director of the Office of Censorship, I shows Mrs. Price, a direct descendant of Priscilla Alden, how to break the bottle of champagne on the Liberty ship which bears her ancestor's name. Mrs. Price sponsored the ship at the Bethle hem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore. Fascinated by the shipyards, the first she had visited, Mrs. Price was so busy talking to friends that she almost missed christening the vessel. The' ship started moving before she was ready to swing the bottle. Mr. and Mrs. Price live at 4521 Lowell street N.W._ —A. P PhQto. Evangelistic Program For Year Outlined To Baptist Pastors Dr. Leavell Says Drives Are Result of Hard Work, Persistent Prayer The Rev. Dr. Roland Q. Leavell director of the current Baptist evangelistic campaign, today told 75 pastors, visiting evangelists and their wives attending the daily, breakfast meeting at the YWCA. 614 E street N.W., that “these revivals i do not come by accident, but by persistent prayer, planning and hard work." Dr. Leavell outlined an evangel istic program for the year, using his pastorate as a point of departure/ He also traced the course of evan gelism since the last war, claiming that it has today “come to wh>- wre have been striving for years, a perennial evangelism.” Tire Rev. James Rodgers, chair man of the Steering Committee, announced that anproximately 2.000 people attended special services at the 21 churches holding them last ! night. Eighteen baptisms were re corded for the dav. he said. He also said that Dr. Chan Stith. newly-elected executive secretary of the convention, would discuss con servation of the gains made bv the campaign at the breakfast tomorrow. The schedule of public school speakers at 9:30 a m. tomorrow will be the Rev. W. W. Ayer of New York at Central High School: the Rev. Hudgins of Houston at Eastern High School, and Dr. Leavell at Roosevelt High School. Radio speakers for tomorrow are !the Rev. Walter C. Stone of Fork jUnion, Va.. over WRC at 12:15 p.m.. and the Rev. Sterling Price of New port News, Va., over WWDC at 12:45 p.m. The Rev. A. L. Smith, assistant pastor of the National Baptist Memorial Church. Sixteenth street and Columbia road N.W., announced jthat the church would hold a city wide Laymen's Rally at 3 p.m. on I November 7. He said Robert G. Le Tourneau. known as "America's Leading Christian Layman," will de liver the principal address. Two Detective Sergeants Demoted to Privates The Commissioners announced I today that they had demoted two detective sergeants to the rank of private “for the good of the service.” ; The two men involved are Robert Maghn, jr„ and William McEwen. Tire Commissioners acted on the recommendation of Maj. Edward J. Kelly, superintendent of police. The demotions become effective Novem ber 1. Tlte Commissioners and Maj. Kelly would not discuss details of the case, further than to say that the two detectives had engaged in ; conduct unbecoming to officers in a cafe. The actions of the men I have been under investigation for; J some time, it was said. The demotions mean a loss of $600 a year in compensation to each man. Trinidad Civic Group Approves Gallinger Probe A resolution commending the Sen-1 ate subcommittee's investigation of; Gallinger Hospital, “in view of the accomplishments it brought about,” was passed last night by the Trim-: jdad Citizens’ Association at the resi dence of the secretary-treasurer, I Martin G. Stecker, 1121 Fourth1 street N.E. Members of the association also passed resolutions requesting more local buses on the line running from Seventeenth and Pennsylvania ave nue S.E. through Bladensburg road and higher candlepower for the il lumination of the H street under pass. A vote of congratulations to Capt. Richard Mansfield, who recently re tired as assistant police inspector, was also passed at the meeting. George C. Cleary, president, pre sided. Blended Liquor Prices Raised in OPA Order By the Associated Press. The Office of Price Administration has approved price increases of as much as 30 cents a quart and 26 cents a fifth on domestic liquor blends in which manufacturers have substituted imported neutral spirits. The amended price provisions, is sued yesterday, cover neutral spirits derived from domestic processings of imported distilled spirits, as well as substitution of imported distilled spirits of a certain type for domestic spirits of the same type. Randolph Rejects Plea To Pick Hospital Probers Chairman Randolph of the House District, Committee said today he did not feel his committee should appoint a committee of citizens to inquire into conditions at Gallinger Municipal Hospital, as suggested by the Washington Federation of1 Churches. ; Mr. Randolph indicated this was a question which should be handled by the citizens themselves, if they | saw fit, and he planned to make the countersuggestion to Harry S. Wender, president of the Federa tion of Citizens' Associations, and to j Wilbur La Roe.'jr., chairman of the Civic Affairs Committee of the Fed eration of Churches. Mr. La Roe. in a letter to Mr. P^an riolph, said he was authorized by the Federation's Board of Directors to suggest that the House District; Committee name a group of "out standing citizens" to make a study of Gallinger problems. Paper Collection Drive By D. C. Schools Tops 100,000-Pound Mark Pupils Throughout City Aid in Campaign to Salvage Waste for War Schools participating in The Eve ning Star-PTA Salvage-for-Victorv paper collection program yesterday passed the 100,000-pound mark with the totals for eight schools yet to be recorded. The first truckload to be picked up, which included 3.021 pounds from Randall Junior High, standing second in totals in the First District, and 1.680 pounds from Giddings, brought the aggregate to 100.112 pounds. When the other figures are in, a substantial start toward the second 100.000 pounds will have been made. Today, despite the rain, many children were observed carrying bundles of paper, magazines and cardboard to school, and a fair col lection is in prospect. Five more schools joined the campaign today, making the total number in the campaign 80. The new schools were Hearst, Oyster. Browne Junior. Blow and Webb. Practically ;al! of the big producers of last sear, with only three exceptions, are now in the program and only in the 4th district, which is west of Rock Creek Park, has there been a lag ! in enlisting this renewal of the effort to bring in the paper so badly needed in the industries supplying ammunition, food, plasma and other medical supplies, and the manifold articles which require cardboard cantons for shipment. So far. Montgomery, Hardy. Key, Mann, Stoddert, Hearst, Alice Deal, Reno and Oyster are the only schools in this district in the program. Oyster will not be visited by the collection trucks until next week. Several of the schools in the Fourth District, however, are co operating with the District Salvage Committee in the once-a-month pick-up campaign and the paper is flowing to the mills, even though by a different channel. Today the Raymond School re ceived a windfall in the form of sev eral hundred pounds of paper of fered by Mrs. Sara A. Friedman of 3539 Holmead place. Other house holders without children of school age, having accumulations of paper, are urged to follow this example and notify some school pupil living close by in order that the school may ar range for the pick-up. Paper Collections In Schools Tomorrow The following is tomorrow's schedule for the collection of newspapers, magazines and cardboard in schools of District Three of The Evening Star P-TA Salvage for Victory pro gram, together with the five leaders in the District: Morgan -3.462 pounds Mott -3,146 pounds Adams -3.038 pounds Park View_2.000 pounds Raymond-1,520 pounds Mott Keene Bruce Brightwood Monroe Truesdeli Park View West Macfarland Raymond Rudolph H. D. Cooke Barnard Adams Whittier Morgan All schools are urged to check the schedule and notify the school next in line for collection when the truck arrives, thus eliminating long waits. Bethesda Hospital Opening Scheduled ! For December 1 Staff to Be Installed At Once to Check Supplies, Services The new Bethesda Suburban Hos- ' pital will open, at least for non-1 surgical and obstetrical cases, on December 1, it was announced to- j day by Randolph G. Bishop, presi- ‘ dent of the hospitals Board of Trustees. Mr. Bishop said J. Dewey Lutes, hospital superintendent, will install his staff immediately so supplies and hospital services may be checked before the hospital is1 opened. The telephone number will be Oliver 6700. In adition to staff members al ready announced. Mr. Bishop said Dr. Richard E. Kelso. Washington pathologist, will become pathologist at the hospital. Dr. Keiso is a graduate of the George Washington University Medical School where he has been an instructor in pathology. He also attended Johns Hopkins University and did summer work under Dr. Edith Porter, pathologist! at the University of Chicago Lying In Hospital. Others Appointed. Additional hospital personnel in clude Mrs. Jack W. Wisner, social ! service worker with the Montgomery County Welfare Board, social service director: Mrs. Hazel Stark Karris. Silver Spring, housekeeper, and Charles De Freypas. Rockville, re cently discharged from the Navy after being wounded, storeroom clerk. Applications for housekeeping, maintenance and porter service will be considered immediately so that a complete staff may be assembled Monday. Mr Bishop said. He added .that an offer by Judge Albert A. Brault. commander of the county Citizens' Defense Corps, to furnish volunteers for hospital work during the manpower shortage is being con i sidered. Mr. Bishop said Mrs. Walter E Perry has been appointed to head a I committee to make plans for an open house November 27 and 28. when community residents will be invited to inspect hospital facilities, i Other members of the committee include Walter E. Bogley. Mrs. Frank R. Garfield. Joseph D Montedonico, Mrs. James Parker Nolan and Mr. Bishop. More Rooms Furnished. Meanwhile. Mrs. Alvin L. Aubinoe. ; chairman of room sponsorships of .the Women’s Auxiliary of the Hos pital Association, said funds to fur nish two more private rooms have been received. One room will be furnished by1 Mrs. Thomas A. Borden and Mrs. A. B. Veazev in memory of their par ents, Samuel E. and Virginia R. | Wheatley, and funds for furnishing i another room have been given by j Ralph S. Morrison. Bethesda, in memory of his mother, Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Morrison. Mrs. Aubinoe also announced that gifts of shrubbery and $400 to be used at the discretion of the board 'of trustees have been received from R. H. H. Spidel. Mrs. John L. Cassin! |and James E. Tibbitts. i Mr. Bishop said G. Wade Imirie. Bethesda businessman, has been ap-: ipcinted to the board of trustees to | succeed Raymond B. Leavitt, who .has entered the Navy. Municipal Court's Power In Price Cases Challenged The Municipal Court’s jurisdiction over OPA price ceiling violation cases was challenged today in a mo tion filed on behalf of a defendant charged with violating the Emer gency Price Control Act. Declaring the stringent penalties for the violation would warrant the cases being tried in District Court, where felony cases are heard, rather than Municipal Court, Attorney W. Edwin Cumberland filed the motion to quash the Information against Emory F. McKannon. manager of a drugstore at 2121 Virginia avenue N.W. The maximum penalty is one year in jail or a $10,000 fine, or both. Because the offense is classified as a misdemeanor, the cases have been heard in Municipal Court, which has jurisdiction over all misde meanors. Mr. McKannon is charged with violating ceiling price regulations by requiring a customer to purchase a bottle of wine in order to buy whisky. He has denied the charge, declaring the wine and whisky were offered as a combination sale below ceiling price. Simpler Budget For D. C. Facing Close Scrutiny House Group Won't Permit Any Loss In Congress Power By DON S. WARREN. Members of the House District Ap propriatioas Subcommittee said to day they would scrutinize carefully the proposed shortened and simpli fied District budget, now being pre pared, to make sure Congress loses • none of its present control over ap propriations, in view of objections to the new plan voiced by Controller General Lindsay C. Warren. Both Chairman Mahon. Democrat, of Texas and Representative Stefan, Republican, of Nebraska said they saw advantages in simplifying the form of the District Appropriations Act. that District officials would be bound by the detailed justifications supporting the budget act. but that if serious difficulties should be found the plan could be changed. In a letter sent yesterday to the Federal budget director and to Chairman Randolph of the House District Committee, Controller Gen eral Warren expressed fears the auditing and accounting problems would be multiplied and the control now exercised by Congress would, to some extent, be lost. Would Consolidate Items. The plan for consolidating a num ber of items listed in the District budget under one heading, as to salary appropriations, was developed, it was said, during conferences be tween District officials and the Budget Bureau. There would be in the budget proposals for the next fiscal year a single appropriation for the District executive offices, in cluding those of the Commissioners, the Commissioners’ secretary, the District budget officer, the purchas ing officer, the assessor, the Board of Tax Appeals, the collector, auditor and corporation counsel. Chairman Mahon said District officials had discussed the plan with him and his committee some time ago. and he added the group was willing to experiment with it. He said the simplified form would give a simpler picture of the budget as a whole, but that if any one wanted to know the exact details they could be found in the justification state ments. He said the Commissioners would be bound by such justifica tions. Mr. Warren assumed the Commis sioners had in mind the appoint ment of an executive officer who would allocate funds between the various affected divisions, but it was explained at the District Building the allocations would be made only by the Commissioners and in keep jing with the details of the appro priation estimates and details. Fears Some Features. Controller General Warren said in his letter that while it is not the ‘function of his office to pass upon or approve budget estimates, there 'were certain features of the proposed ‘consolidation which he believed were ! not in the "best interests" of the District. Mr. Warren added: "Sim 'ilification of appropriations is always desirable provided the interests of ; the public and the control of Con jgress are not sacrificed as a result ! thereof. "A close examination and analysis of the proposed budget discloses that , the functions of several of the offices icreated as separate and distinct . organizations for the purpose of ade quately safeguarding the interests of the public and the District govern ment would be placed under the di rection of one official < presumably an executive officer >. who in turn would be accountable to the Com missioners. "While it is presumed that the said executive officer would be im partially interested in the proper performance of each of the officers under his direction and that he likewise would be concerned as to the creditable performance of each | organization, there would remain jthe possibility the officials in charge i of the respective offices concerned I may be hampered in the ®ee exer cise of their functions at the dis cretion of the official who exer | cises control over the funds ap j propria ted. "For the sake of illustration, as sume that the auditor, in the normal pursuit of his duties, discovered cer tain irregularities with respect to purchases that might have been made at the discretion of the execu tive officer, in which case it is en tirely possible that the auditor would be discouraged from taking correc tive action by reason off his subordi nate position." Daily Rationing HIReminders Fuel Oil—Period No. 1 coupons, good for 10 gallons per unit, valid now, expire January 3. Canned and Frozen Foods, etc.— Book No. 2, X, Y and Z stamps good now until November 20 A, B and C stamps in the new Book No. 4 valid November 1 through December 20. Meats, Fats, Etc.—Brown stamps in Ration Book No. 3: C, D, E and F stamps valid through October 30. Stamp G valid through December 4. Stamp H becomes valid October 31, J November 7 and K November 14. All will expire December 4. Sugar—Coupon No. 14 in Book No. 1 good for 5 pounds through Oc tober 31. Stamps 15 and 16 each good for 5 pounds for home can ning through October 31. Sugar stamp 29 in the new Book No. 4 will be good for 5 pounds from November 1 through January 15. I Tire Inspection Deadlines — For holders of B coupons, October 31; for C coupon holders, November 30; for A coupon holders, March 31, 1944. Gasoline—No. 6 A coupon (worth 3 gallons each i will expire Novem ber 8 instead of November 21. B and C coupons have been re duced in value to 2 gallons. Shoes—Stamp No. 18 in book No. 1 good for one pair for an indefinite time. Stamp 1 on the ‘'airplane" sheet of book No. 3 valid Novem ber 1 and good Indefinitely.