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WPB CHIEF FIRST BLOOD DONOR IN ’44—War Production Board Chief Donald Nelson is shown
having his temperature taken by Mrs. Philip Hilbert, nurse's aide, preparatory to giving blood today at the Blood Donor Center. Mr. Nelson thus became th* first District donor for the new year-_ —Star Staff Photo. Draft Appeal Board To Ignore Decisions Of Local Bodies Review of Deferments Scheduled to Start January 10 The District Appeal Board will Ignore local board discussions and start from scratch in deciding whether the thousands of men working in Washington but deferred by draft boards elsewhere should continue to be deferred, a District draft spokesman said today. Under the draft measure approved last month, all deferment cases of were registered in one area and working elsewhere must be reviewed by the Appeal Board where they work, but in the District it will be no •'rubber-stamp procedure,” the draft officials said. Beginning January 10. the District Appeal Board—probably enlarged by several new panels—will start acting on cases. Local boards were given a month from December 10 to send the cases to the Appeal Board with jurisdiction over the area of the mans work, but few cases have been sent in so far, it was 6aid. Although Congress specified that occupational deferments be reviewed to see if they were justified, the cases of men deferred on grounds of hardship, as conscientious objectors, or for other reasons will also come; up for review. Procedure Outlined. Under the old procedure, when the appeal board considered the cases of men who appealed from the de-: cisions of local boards in other areas, the appeal board frequently reversed I the decisions of the local boards and granted the deferments. It was pointed out. however, that usually these appeals were well founded. For instance, a public util ities employer would find that a worker might be deefrred by a Dis trict board, but another worker, do ing the same job. would be denied deferment by a board in another State where the critical shortage of labor in a particular field here was not known. The employer would transfer the case on appeal to Wash ington and the appeal was fre quently granted. "But the type of cases are differ ent now,” the draft official said. ‘•Previously, employers had good reason for appealing. Now we’re going to get everything to review cases of fathers and nonfathers, good cases and doubtful ones.” iHiaru is lougn. The appeal board is known to be "tough” on hardship eases, perhaps more strict than in some other areas. It is considered fairly liberal in granting occupational defer ments, particularly to fathers, but so are most draft boards now. Generally, it was said, the appeal board will use this yardstick: To continue to be deferred for oc cupational reasons the man must! hold an essential job in an essential activity. He must be in a shortage ©ccbpation and not replaceable. His replaceability is judged by his train ing, skill and experience. The appeal board will not stick to the jobs listed nationally as critical or individually essential. The draft official said all jobs could not be included on that list, par ticularly ones that might be critical here. Case Is Cited. If a man has been running a lathe for six months and is a bona fide father, his chances of having his occupational deferment approved by the appeal board are very good. The policy would be to leave him at his job. On the other hand, a non father with only six months' experi ence would probably wind up in 1-A. The draft official said he thought the new review procedure would make for m*re uniformity. Two men, working side by side in a plant but registered in different States, will be treated alike, under the new procedure, he said. After the appeal board reviews the cases of all men now holding; occupational deferments granted by boards outside this area, it will have to consider all new deferments granted under the same circum stances within 10 days after the men are given their deferments. fttSehuftABC Man Classified 4-F Two Weeks After Induction Into Army By the Associated Press. LA BELLE, Fla., Jan. 3.—Pvt. Carl E. Malmberg was inducted into the Army recently at Camp Blanding. He told of his consternation two weeks later when he re ceived a 4-F classification card from the Hendry County draft board. ‘‘I don't know what my draft status is.” he commented, "but I know I'm in the Army and expect to stay a while.” Lt. John H. Moffett Of Kensington Listed Among 24 in Crash Second Lt. John Holbrook Mof fett. 19. son of Mrs. Herbert T. Edwards, 8 Franklin street, Kensing ton, Md., was bombardier on one of two Army planes which crashed Wednes day while fly ing in formation from Wendover Field. Utah, to Pocatello. Idaho. The bodies of 24 aboard the two planes were taken to Wen dover Field, near Salt Lake City, yesterday. Mrs. Edwards said the com manding officer at Wendover Field informed her last night no list of the men killed would be released until all victims could he identified. The wreckage was located New Year Day. Lt. Moffett enlisted in the Air Forces on his 18th birthday, Octo ber 8. 1942. He received his wings in July at San Angelo, Tex., and since then had been stationed at Wendover, part of the time as an instructor. Born in Chicago, he graduated from the Francis W. Parker School there in June. 1942. Mrs. Edwards is the former Mrs. India Moffett, who was women's editor of the Chicago Tribune until her marriage in June. 1942. to Mr. Edwards, an officer of the State De partment. Lt. Moffett was awarded a college scholarship annually given by the Tribune to the child of one of its employes. The scholarship was being held for his use after the war. He was engaged to Miss Patricia Bruen of Chicago, who. after spend ing Christmas with his parents here, had gone to Salt Lake City so spend New Year Day with him. She ar rived December 31, the day Mrs. Edwards was informed the plane was missing. Lt. Moffett's father. Capt. John Fletcher Moffett, is with the Army Air Forces in England. The lieu tenant also has a sister. Miss India Moffett. Soldier Clerks to Get More Active Duties Bt the Associated Presa. BALTIMORE. Jan. 3—Thousands of soldiers stationed in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania in cleri cal and other noncombatant posts may be transferred to more active duties as a direct result of a con ference of high-ranking Third Serv ice Command officers here today. The conference, called by Brig. Gen. Philip H. Hayes, commanding general, is in line with a recent order from Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Som ervell, chief of the Army Service Forces, to transfer all eligible sol diers now on headquarters staffs, in clerical positions and other like duties. Gen. Hayes said factors being discussed at the conference were the physical condition of the soldiers, fullest use of their occupational skill and availability of civilians to perform the jobs. He added that the number of sol diers in the command now engaged in such duties would be “reduced to rock bottom.” "We are to make absolutely cer tain that no soldier fit for more active work is kept at an office job or at relatively light work in camp.” Rites for Mrs. Kirkland To Be Held Tomorrow Special Dispatch to The Star. MONTROSE, Md., Jan. 3.—Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Virginia Kirk land, 86, widow of William Kirkland, who died Sunday at her home here, will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rock ville. The Rev. J. Gilbert Hann. pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, near Rockville. Mrs. Kirkland was formerly Miss Kraemer. She was born near here. She is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Thomas L. Perkins, Jersey City; Mrs. L. Prescott Fisher, Montrose, and Sister Marie Louise (Miss Helen Kirkland), Georgetown Visitation Convent: a son. William L. Kirkland, Washington, and three grandchil dren. Gov. O'Conor to Insist On State Control of #■ Veterans' Education Says Federal Interference In Maryland Program Will Not Be Tolerated By th* Associtted Press. ANNAPOLIS. Jan. 3.—Congress had notice from Gov. O'Conor today that Maryland would insist that the State Department of Education ad minister Maryland's share of any Federal program of postwar educ tion for veterans. He added, in a statement, that Maryland would tolerate no Fed eral interference in the proposed billion-dollar education program for war veterans. Gov. O'Conor said the Department of Education is an agency "which could be broadly representative of the types of educational institutions concerned and of the public, and would avoid the duplication and dif ficulties that would be inescapable if a new Federal agency were set up to handle such matters.” State Supt. of Education Thomas G. Pullen, jr., and other officials of the Department of Education, will represent Maryland in a meeting of 30 educational groups in Washington January 10. at which the pending Federal legislation will be discussed, the Governor said. When advised that Chairman Thomas of the Senate Education Committee, had announced revision of one measure to preclude any sug gestion of Federal control of educa tion, Gov. O'Conor remarked. am delighted to learn that Senator Thomas sees eye-to-eye with us. * But we in Maryland want to be positive that the Sena tor's colleagues on the Senate Edu cation Committee and Congress In general are of the same opinion and see the issue as he does.” He said that enactment of any of the pending bills “will find the Maryland State Department of Edu cation ready to administer its provi sions.” Steps have been initiated already, the Governor disclosed, through the Maryland Commission on Postwar Reconstruction and Development, towards preparing the University of Maryland and Princess Anne Col lege for a greater student capacity after the war. Victory Garden Committee Named in Prince Georges Appointment by J. Robert Sher wood. Prince Georges, County civil ian defense director, of a 10-man committee to promote food conser vation and to formulate plans for a comprehensive Victory garden pro gram next summer throughout the county was announced today. County Agent P. E. Clark is chair man of the group. Other members are: Mrs. Ruth P. Keane, chairman of civilian war services of the County Civilian Defense Council: Mrs. gthel Regan, countv home demonstration agent, nutrition; Mrs. Earl Kee fauver. food waste: Miss Sue Mitchell, food preservation; Harold C. Townshend. wartime food pro duction: Dr. Linden Dodson, co ordinator: George C. Cook, con sumer interests: John P. Speicher, labor, and Allle Brown, Victory gar dens. In urging the co-operation of all county residents in the administra tion of the program, Mr. Clark declared: "Food is our best fighting weapon and it becomes important for every man. woman and child to think seriously about our present food situation.” Lynchburg Rifes Set For Capt. Robert Massie By the Associated Press. LYNCHBURG. Va.. Jan. 3 —Capt. Robert Withers Massie. president of the Board of Visitors of Virginia Military Institute and one of the leading members of the Virginia Society of Cincinnati, who died at Memorial Hospital Saturday night after a short illness, will be buried today in Presbyterian Cemetery here. Pune>-al services will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, and will be attended by officials of the institute, including Lt. Gen. Charles E. Kilbourne, su perintendent. The National and State flags on the VMI post will be flown at half stall until after burial. Capt. Massie was a member of the board for 23 years. He was the oldest member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and was one of the founders of the VMI Alumni Association. Sandy Spring Soldier Reported Killed Pvt. James W. Thompson. Marine Corps, of Sandy Spring, Md., has been killed in action, the Navy De partment announced today. The Navy Department listed Pvt. Thompson's mother as Mrs. Idell P Thompson, Sandy Spring. WASHINGTON AND VICINITY WASHINGTON, D. C„ petting J§kf SOCIETY AND GENERAL \ JANUARY 3, 1944. * B Referendum Sought On Plan for Electing Arlington Board Federation. Also Asks Legislation to Set Up Civil Service System The Arlington Civic Federation today asked county representatives in the General Assembly, which meets January 15, to introduce legislation providing voters a ref erendum on continuing the stagger system of electing county board members. In an open letter to State Sen ator William D. Medle;., Albert A. Carretta, chairman of the Federa tion’s Committee of Legislative and Legal Action, also asked that pro vision be made for a county gov ernment civil service system. Some State contribution toward the support of nurseries and pre school-age facilities for children of working mothers was also asked by the federation, with the under standing that the legislation make such facilities available at less than normal cost. The federation asked State rep resentatives to support legislation making it mandatory for school de partments to make school facilities available without charge for civic and welfare programs, and to make it permissible for any county or city in the State to use voting machines. Along with these requests, which are the outcome of several months' discussion, the federation also voted to request Gov. Darden to include sufficient funds in his recommenda tions to the Assembly to provide for State payment of $1,200 per teacher unit. J. Maynard Magruder. wko will be seated as an Arlington delegate this term, said yesterday that he and Senator Medley already had shaped up a Statewide boiler bill which they will introduce making inspec tion of boilers compulsory. Senator Medley said he expected Maj. Charles Ft. Fenwick. Arling ton's other delegate, to attend the opening of the Legislature. Maj. Fenwick, who was re-ejected over a Republican protest that he could not be seated legally because of his Army status, is chairman of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Child Welfare and a member of several House committees. Mrs. Artha Williams Rites Set Tomorrow Services to Be Held At Arlington Cemetery Funeral services for Mrs. Con stance Barrett Williams, 20, daugh ter of the late Maj. Gen. Charles D. Barrett, who died at her home in Alexandria Saturday, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow- at Arlington National Cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. A. T Mollegen. acting rector of St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Alexandria. Both the services and burial, which will be in the Ar lington Cemetery, will be private. The family has requested that no flowers be sent. Mrs. Williams’ father was killed accidently in the South Pacific on October 8. Her mother lives at 213 South Pitt street. Alexandria She was the wife of Lt. Artha Darby Williams, stationed at Port Belvoir, and the sister of Capt. Charles Dodson Barrett, jr., U. S. M. C„ now stationed at Quantico. He served in the Solomons and was decorated for gallantry in action there. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of St. Agnes School in Alexandria, and later attended the King-Smith Studio in Washington. She was a member of the secre tarial staff of St. Agnes School until her marriage in March. Tine W'edding. an outstanding social event of the year, took place at St. Paul's Church, of which Gen. Barrett was a member of the vestry. Mrs. Williams' grandparents were the Rev. Dr. Robert South Barrett and the late Dr. Kate Waller Barrett. Rockville Girl Hit by Car After Alighting From Bus Betty Ganbin, 14, of 1004 Lewis avenue. Rock Crest. Rockville. Md.. was injured seriously yesterday when she was struck b, an automobile after getting off a bus a half-mile south of Rockville. Montgomery County police reported today. Police said the girl wfts taken to the Naval Hospital at Bethesda. where her condition was described as serious. They listed the driver of the car as Thomas Costello Bla den. 29, of Spring Lake Park. Rock ville. Earl Nutting. 30. of Baltimore, was injured yesterday when his car skidded off the highway and struck a culvert near Marshall's Corner, Charles County. He was treated at the La Plato Hospital for a stomach injury. Arlington Red Cross Slates Annual Meeting The Arlington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 26th annual meeting next Mon day at 8 p.m. in the Clarendon Bap tist Church on North Highland street. Annual reports of all committees will be given and directors elected for the coming year. A Red Cross film will be shown and there will be a display of work done during the last year. All county residents are urged to attend. Mrs. James D. Pope, chairman of home nursing, announced today that four classes had completed training courses. Mrs. J. C. Boss, chairman of sur gical dressings, announced that the Arlington Chapter had shipped a total of $1,054,680 in surgical dress ings in 1943. Mrs. Vasta Christens Concrete Lighter Mrs. John Vasta. 4515 Chesapeake street N.W., wife of the chief of the concrete section, Maritime Commis sion, christened at San Diego, Calif., Saturday the first of the 25 Army lighters being built for use as mobile warehouses in the South Pacific. The lighters have 3,000 tons carry ing capacity. Slash in Bus and Car Fares Urged on PUC By Union Groups Katz, Phillips Also Ask . Free Transfers From Other Transit Lines Charging that bus and streetcar fares here are “excessive, extor tionate. unjust, unreasonable and illegal." several CIO. AFL affiliates and other organized units today asked the Pubiic Utilities Commis sion "immediately” to order the Capital Transit Co. to reduce token fares to sell four for 30 cents and weekly passes for $1. This would save passengers at least $2,000,000 a year, it was claimed. The PUC was asked to require the company to accept transfers from four bus lines operating in nearby Maryland and Virginia. This action was taken in the form of a motion filed with PUC by Sid ney R. Katz, secretary-treasurer of the Maryland and District of Co lumbia Industrial Union Council, and Joseph D. Phillips, president of the Washington Industrial Union Council. They also filed supporting letters from the following: United Federal Workers of America <CIO), American Federation of Government Employes <AFL), Columbia Typo graphical Union, No. 101: United Federal Workers of America <CIO>. locals 1. 10. 11, 203 and 471: National Lawyers’ Guild. District of Columbia Chapter: United Office and Profes sional Workers of America (CIO), Local 27, and the Federation of Architects, Engineers. Chemists and Technicians (CIO), Chapter 14. The Office of Price Administra tion and Office of Economic Stabili zation also were requested "to in tervene in this case." a press state ment explained, "to assure speedy and just action.’’ “Almost a year ago," explained, the joint Katz-Phillips statement, "we asked the commission to take action in reducing rates. The com mission ordered an investigation, but has done nothing more. Each day's delay on the part of the com 1 mission means that Washington I streetcar and bus riders are paying ; excessive charges of $5,000 to $6,000 Relatives of Prisoners Form News Exchange Relatives of Washington men held in foreign prison camps are organiz ing to exchange news of sons, broth ers and husbands imprisoned over seas. Sponsors of the Relatives Associa tion point out that news of prisoners is often obtained indirectly from relatives of other prisoners and there is a need for advising one another on articles most needed by prisoners of1 war, as well as mailing restrictions, i More than 35 persons now are par ticipating in plans for a permanent’ organization, patterned after simi lar groups springing up throughout the country. Speakers at past meet ings have included Col. Howard P. Bresee. chief of the Prisoners of War Information Bureau, and Capt.(Wil-i bert P. Lincoln, in charge of files on: prison camps at the War Depart ment. Mrs. E. H Kennard, whose son, Lt. Jarman G. Kennard, 21, was taken prisoner in Sicily, initiated the local group. Others assisting in clude Mrs. John K Waters, daugh ter of Lt. Gen. George Patton, whose husband. Lt. Col. Waters, is in a Nazi prison camp, and Leonard De Gast. general secretary YMCA. An organization meeting will be held later this month. Interested persons are invited to contact the sponsors. ---- _ I Prince Georges Hospital Elects New Officers Dr. Robert McCeney. Laurel, yes- , terdav was elected president of the medical staff of the Prince Georges General Hospital at Cheverly. Dr. McCeney also is chief of staff at the hospital. Other officers named are: Dr. W. B. Moyers. Mount Rainier, vice pres-, ident. and Dr. Isidor M. Lavine, Mount Rainier, secretary. Dr. A. Kirk Besley, hospital super intendent, said no definite date could be named for the opening of the hospital because of lack of essential equipment. including operating tables and surgical instruments. Dr. Besley urged all nurses who wish to work at the hospital to apply either to Mrs. Emma Treasurer, di rector of nurses, or to him at War field 3300. Grew Speaks Thursday In Far East Series Joseph C. Grew, former Ambassa dor to Japan, will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday in the opening lecture of the Far East series sponsored by Miners Teachers College and Wilson Teachers College for their students and the public. Superintendent of Schools R. L. Haycock will preside at the opening lecture and Mrs. Henry Grattan Doyle, president of the Board of Ed ucation. will welcome the audience. The lectures will be held in the In terior Department Auditorium. , ........I,..',: k f. . Samoans are proud to fight with our Army and Navy and pleased to spend their pay for War bonds. This boatswain’s mate at Pago is ex changing currency for United States War bonds. He has seen enough of war to know that idle money helps no one. Put your dollars to work for vic tory: Buy more War bonds. —United States Treasury Department. C OL. STARLING RELAXES—Col. Edmund W. Starling, retired chief of the White House Secret Service detail, takes things easy at his Miami (Fla.) home. He retired recently after serv ing under five Presidents. —Wide World Photo. Soldier Sought in Jail Break Caught After Wild Chase Pvt. Raymond Lee Mills, 22. of Rockville. Md.. who has been the object of a State-wide police search since he escaped from a Frederick jail Christmas eve. to day w*as captured near Elkton after State police ended a 28-mile chase by ramming and wrecking Mills’ automobile. Police arrested four other persons who were in the stolen ear. All were unhurt. Corpl. John S. Landbeek said he spotted Mills on the Philadelphia road near Edgewood Arsenal, but was unaware of the driver’s identity. When the officer attempted to pass, Corpl. Landbeek continued, the other car attempted to ram. but Corpl. Landbeek averted a crash and. via radio, asked for a road block at Aberdeen. Traveling between 75 and 85 miles per hour. Corpl. Landbeek made numerous attempts to pull abreast of the car, but in each instance the driver swerved. Road Block Fails. The road block at Aberdeen proved unsuccessful when the flee ing car jumped an eight-inch curb ing into a grass plot separating traffic lanes, cleared the blockade, went back onto the road and jumped another curb scattering pedestrians on the corner. State Trooper Nathan Kaplan then joined the chase. Speeding into Havre de Grace, the fugitive tried without success to shake pursuers by weaving into side streets, Corpl Landbeek said, but returned to Route 40. Riding abreast, two po lice cars began to inch up to the rear of Mills’ auto. Trooper Kaplan man aged to hook bumpers with tile stolen car. throwing it into a skid, and as it turned broadside, Corpl. Landbeck rammed the center ana pushed it across the grass plot. The officers leaped from the cars and captured the ocupants, who were identified as: Mills, Dennis F. Abe. 22. of Rich-’ ardson Park. Del.; his wife, Juanita 19; his sister. Carrie. 16. and Geraldj L Robertson. 20. all of whom gave the same address. Four Held for Investigation. The State police said Mills would be turned over to Frederick County authorities. The other four were held for investigation. The soldier was jailed in Frederick about two weeks ago on a charge oi taking $43 from a filling station He previously had escaped from a Fort George G. Meade guardhouse. After sawing his way out of jail. Mills was spotted by police Decem ber 27 in Frederick County driving a stolen car. Accompanied by his wife. Marjorie. Mills abandoned the car at Burtonsville .and then, ac cording to Montgomery County po lice. Mills drove another stolen car into Laurel, where he abandoned it. In Laurel, police said, he fled in a third stolen car. and left it at Sandv Spring, where he escaped in a fourth stolen car. Meanwhile, his wife, who was ar rested in the first car abandoned by her husband; is being held in the Rockville jail in default of $1,000 bond on a charge of unauthorized use of an automobile. His mother. Mrs. Elsie M. Mills, who lives near Sandy Spring, was arrested Thurs day on a charge of being an acces sory in the escape of her son from jail. She later was released under $1,000 bond. Port Meade authorities said Mills escaped from the guardhouse No vember 13 after he had been locked up on a charge of being absent with out leave. Two Boys Drown as Ice Breaks on Towson Lake Bv the Associated Press. TOWSON, Md„ Jan. 3.—Two high school youths drowned yesterday in Loch Raven when ice broke under their skates and plunged them into the water. A tnird youth, brother of one of the drowned boys, made his way to' shore after attempting unsuccess fully to save his companions. Drowned were David Zacharko. 17. and Howard Zentgraft. 17, both of Towson. Raymond Zacharko, 15. brother of David, survived. Police said Raymond told them he managed to climb out on to the ice: and attempted to pull his brother! and Zentgraft out of the icy water j Each time, however, the ice broke1 under them and they slipped back into the lake. After about 15 minutes, the two boys disappeared and Raymond, nearing exhaustion, made his way to shore ana collapsed at the side of the road. He was found by two sirls, who rode horseback to summon Towson police. Gov. OXonor Acclaims Forest Conservancy Act By the Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS. Jan. 3.—The new Maryland Forest Conservancy Act. which became effective Saturday, is considered by Gov. O'Conor “the most progressive action the State has ever taken” toward woodland conservation and reforestation. Gov. O'Conor said one of the act’s most significant provisions was that I requiring State licenses for those en gaged in forest production business. The licenses require cutters to leave the land in a condition favorable to regrowth. The law, passed during the 1943 General Assembly, gives State offi cials ‘broad powers to protect the State’s woodlands” and makes avail able “to individuals as well as to those engaged in industries depen dent upon forestry, assistance that has never before been available,” Gov. O'Conor added. Treasurer, Stale's Attorney Get Pay Hike in Fairfax Salary increases of $1,000 and' $400. respectively, for the Fairfax County treasurer and Common wealth’s attorney have been an nounced by the State Compensation Board. The treasurer will receive $6,500 this year while the Commonwealth's attorney will be paid $4,400. Increases in salary to county offi cers throughout the State totaled $29,350 for 1944, the board said. p^-7-t Twins Arrive 'Year' Apart In Baltimore By the A.-sociatfd Press. BALTIMORE. Jan. 3—There was some debate today about the legal difficulties which may confront Bal timore twins bern in different years, but so far as the parents are con cerned. the lawyers can worry' about it. "Complications?” queried Leo Rowan, father of Kathleen and Mary. "I don’t think so. Two girls; like those are worth it. anyhow." I Kathleen was born at 11:57 p.m New Year eve and her sister Man just six minutes later, but in a dif ferent year. When wartime goes out and stand ard time returns, they’ll have been born in the same year. Mr. Rowan’s < attitude is: "So what?’’ Seventh-Day Adventists Plan Postwar Projects More than a score of young man and woman college graduates will be selected by the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists and given intensive training in the French language in preparation fori postwar service, E. D Dick, general secretary, announced at the Ad ventist headquarters here today. Plans by the Foreign Missions Committee propose this training be conducted in an Eastern Canadian city where French is spoken, stu dents chosen will be those who qual ify as evangelists, teachers, medical workers, secretaries and treasurers A large number of Seventh-Day Adventist youths now are enrolled in similar specialized language courses at the Adventist Theological Seminary here and in colleges. Mr Dick said, studying Arabic, German. Russian. Malayan, Chinese and other languages. Visiting Nurse Service Opens in Alexandria The Alexandria Visiting Nurse Service began operations today at its temporary headquarters, 621 Duke street. Mrs. Virginia Osborne, supervisor of the service, announced calls will be accepted from patients ' living within the city limits. The services of a nurse may be obtained by calling Alexandria 1122. | A first visit to any patient, will be made at the request of the family, the physician, or an interested agency, but the patient must be under the care of a physician before subsequent visits will be made. The charge for the service is $1.30 a visit, but patients unable to pay the fee will be cared for at part cost, or without any charge if necessary. Gov. Darden to Back Alexandrians in Row With National OPA Local Board to Resign If Washington Insists On Overriding Orders Gov. Darden today promised to back up the Alexandria Ration Board in its argument with the Na tional Office of Price Administration. The Governor said he had not yet received a copy of the board’s reso lution to resign unless OPA rescinds its order giving fuel oil to a resident whose coupons had been revoked by the board. He said all he knew about the case was what he read in the Washington papers, but if true, he said, it was ‘‘outrageous.” The entire Alexandria Ration Board submitted resignations Fri day which became effective Janu ary 10 unless the national OPA re verses its order by that time. Refused to Appear. Officials of the national office gave verbal orders to George Lenta, Arlington fuel oil dealer, to honor the ration coupons of Richard Au brey, Grandview drive. Alexandria, after the board had revoked them when Mr. Aubrey refused to appear to explain an error in his original application Bernard Goodwin, director of the district OPA office at Roanoke, told James Douglas, executive secretary of the Alexandria board, in a tele phone conversation Saturday that the Roanoke office was in sympathy with the board's action, and would Investigate the matter. Gov. Darden said as soon as he is officially informed of the case he Will confer with Attorney General A P Staples to find out what au thority. if any. he has to act. Promises Backing. 4 any case,” Gov. Darden said, ‘I will back up these men who are volunteers appointed by me." Board officials said that when Mr. Aubrey first appeared before the board November 12. he "reviled" the clerk and refused to apologize for the language at the request of Mr. Douglas. After ignoring repeated requests to appear before the hearing panel to explain an estimated 400 feet of open space in his house for which he claimed fuel rations, the board re voked his allotment November 29 and notified Mr. Lentz to discontinue oil deliveries to him. Mr. Aubrey then appealed to the national OPA. which overruled the board's action. Maryland AAA Forming New Feed Advisory Units Bj the Associated Press. New feed advisory committees are being organized in Maryland's 23 counties by the Agricultural Adjust ment Agency for allocation of live stock feed ingredients among farm ers. dealers and manufacturers. AAA officials announced today. At the same time the AAA indi cated that State farmers, who have been handicapped by a stock feed shortage since the 1943 drought, would benefit from a War Food Ad ministration order requiring all do mestic processors of oil seed meals to set aside 20 per cent of their output this month for distribution through the AAA and the countv committees. The State AAA Committee will distribute Maryland's share of the allotment on the basis of straight average of livestock population and mixing history. The AAA said small feeders could pool their orders to be able to buy in 30-ton carload lots. Week-End Fire Causes Big Loss in Salisbury By the Associated Press. SALISBURY. Md., Jan. 3 — A holiday week end fire caused con siderable damage to the Firestone Service Store and threatened a row of Salisbury office buildings and a theater before firemen brought it under control. The New Year evening perform ance at the theater was delayed be cause of the blaze, which swept through the store which contained a large stock of tires and a garage. Dr. Besley to Speak Dr. A. K. Besley. superintendent of the Prince Georges County Hos pital. will address the Mothers and Teachers Club of the Hyattsville Elementary Schools at the Forty third Avenue School at 8 p.m. to morrow His topic will be the new county hospital which will open soon at Cheverly. Daily Rationing ^Reminders Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.— Book No. 4. green stamps D. E and F valid through January 20. Stamps G. H and J valid through February 20. Meats, Fats, Etc. —Book No. 3. brown stamps R and S valid through January 29 Book No. 4, spare stamp No. 2 good for five points of fresh pork and sausage through January 15. Points for Fats—Your meat dealer will pay you two ration points for every pound of waste kitchen fats you turn in. Sugar—Stamp 29 in Book No. 4 good for 5 pounds through January 15. Shoes—Stamp No. 18 in Book No. 1 and stamp 1 on the “airplane" sheet of Book No. 3 valid now for an indefinite period. Gasoline—No. 8 A coupons good for 3 gallons each until February 8. B. B-l. C and C-l coupons good for 2 gallons each. These coupons will expire on date indicated on individual books. B-2 and C-2 coupons in books issued since De cember 1 are good for 5 gallons each. rire Inspection Deadlines—For A coupon holders, March 31. Fuel Oil—Period No. 1 coupons ex pire today. Period No. 2 coupons, valid now. expire February 8. Period No. 3 coupons become valid tomorrow, remain valid through March 14. No. 2 and 3 coupons good for 10 gallons per unit. Ac cording to th District OPA. con sumers in this area should not have used more than 38 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of January 3.