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GTON AND VICINITY WASHINGTON, D. C., - • facf SOCIETY AND GENERAL JANUARY 6, 1944. . B ICE CAUSES ACCIDENT—Traffic was slowed early today on a wooden bridge near Arlington Ridge road when an automobile driven by W. W. Wheelock, 1022 North Kentucky street, Ar lington, skidded on the ice and partially blocked the bridge, as shown above, —Star Staff Photo by Gus Chinn. DOUGLAS M. STEWART. Eicher Studies Data In Contempt Case Against Publisher Truth of Statement To Grand Jury on Gift Of $36,000 Is Issue BULLETIN. Douglas M. Stewart, former eopublisher of Scribner’s Com mentator, was ordered today by Chief Justice Edward C. Eicher of District Court to give true answers to the grand jury investigating se dition, concerning questions relating to $36,000 he said he found in his Lake Geneva (Wis.) home. Chief Justice Edward C. Eicher of District Coutt today had under con sideration the question whether Douglas M. Stewart, former co publisher of Scribners Commentator and official of the defunct the Her ald of Lake Geneva, Wis., told the truth to the grand jury investigat ing sedition w'hen he disclaimed knowledge of the source of $36,000 he said he found in his home under mysterious circumstances. Mr. Stewart appeared in District Court yesterday in contempt pro ceedings brought against him for allegedly giving improper answers before the grand jury which subse quently indicted 30 persons on se dition charges. At the conclusion of yesterday’s hearings. Justice Eicher announced he would take the case under advisement. The court was told by O. John Rogge, special assistant to the At torney General, that the defendant testified before the grand jury that he did not know the mysterious benefactor who sent him money totaling $36,000 in $20 bills. Court Hears Story. According to Mr. Rogge, the wit ness told the following story: Re turning home from his Lake Ge neva office of the P. & S. Publish ing Co., publishers of Scribners Commentator, one day in August, 1941, he found $15,000 wrapped in a brown paper package on the hall way floor of.his home. The following month he discov ered another $15,000, this time placed in a black bag on the hall way table. Later he found $6,000 in a package on his office desk. Mr. Rogge told the court that Mr. Stewart used part of the money to buy his way into a new publishing firm, the Lake Geneva Publications, Inc. The new firm published The Herald, a weekly newspaper. The prosecutor contended that this in dicated that Mr. Stewart knew the persons who sent him the money to finance the paper. Under his repeated questioning, Mr. Rogge declared,-the witness re peatedly denied he knew who the donor of the money was. Free Copies Sent Out. During The Herald's weekly pub lication from August 5 to Novem ber T, 1941, Mr. Rogge said, at least 363,000 copies were sent free to per sons on a selected mailing list, in cluding members of the armed forces. The Justice Department has de scribed the paper as being isola tionist, anti-British and anti-Rus sian. Among the paper’s contribu tors, it was said, was Ralph Town send, since convicted on a charge of failing to register as a Japanese agent. Replying to Mr. Rogge’s charge, Seth Richardson, who represented Mr. Stewart in the absence of the latter’s lawyer, said he believed the former publisher’s story was “out landish but true.’’ “It would have been easy for Mr. Stewart to have concocted a story to tell the Grand Jury, but he chose to tell the truth,” he said. A bulletin in the Night Final Edi tion of The Star yesterday, an nouncing that Justice Eicher had taken the contempt action under advisement, stated erroneously that Mr. Stewart had been charged with sedition. The Star regrets the error. * Program to Prevent Delinquency Planned Steps Outlined at Silver Spring Meeting Preliminary steps to set up a uni fied program among organizations churches and schools in the Takoma Park-Silver Spring area to prevent juvenile delinquency in Montgomery County were taken yesterday at a round-table discussion at the Silver Spring Intermediate School. More than 50 persons, including pastors of local churches, repre sentatives of the. county Board of Education, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commis sion, school teachers, members of the police force and municipal offi cials attended. J. Norman Mayberry, chairman of the Boys and Girls’ Ac tivities Committee for the local dis trict of Lions International, sponsor of the meeting, presided. Dr. Fern Schneider, principal of the Silver Spring Intermediate School and supervisor of high schools in Montgomery County, was named chairman of a Steering Com mittee. The committee will meet at 2 p.m. next Wednesday at the school. Serving on the committee with Dr. Schneider are Maj. Donald M. Brown, head of the Medical Cadet Corps of the Washington Missionary College; the Rev. Richard Barron, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Church; Mayor Oliver W. Young blood of Takoma Park, the Rev. Walter Gale, rector of Grace Episco pal Church; the Rev. Frank H. Yost of Takoma Park. Sergt, Charles Seek of the Takoma Park police. Mrs. Earl Rockwood. principal of the Takoma Park Elementary School; Louis Mitchell, a recreation director for the Park and Planning Commission; the Rev. R. C. Sarrick, pastor of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Takoma Park and Myx Mayberry. _ j Gas Ration Row Goes To Roanoke Office All information concerning the Alexandria Ration Board, contro versy with Richard J. Aubry. whose fuel tanks were ordered filled by the national OPA after the Alexan dria board revoked his coupons, has been turned over to the Roanoke district office, and any further state ments will come from there, board members said today. Board members stated, however, that their resolution to resign next Monday unless the National Office of Price Administration reverses its stand in overruling the board still holds. The board met last night with Harry Shaughnessy, Roanoke district officer in charge of board operations; Christian H. Nininger, district fuel officer; Frank H. Mitchell, district gasoline officer, and Ralph Hen dricks, liaison officer for the North ern Virginia boards. Mr. Shaughnessy stressed that it was a routine meeting and that the Roanoke representatives had not been sent to Alexandria to make an investigation. Before the meeting began, he told reporters: ‘‘If the board has any problems or complaints to discuss with us tonight we will attempt to take care of them." He added that the only in formation he or the Roanoke rep representatives with him had about the case was what they had read in the newspapers. J. Herbert Taylor Heads Alexandria Paralysis Drive The appointment of J. Herbert Taylor as Alexandria chairman of the 1944 campaign for funds to fight infantile paralysis was an nounced yesterday by G. Jeter Jones, State chairman. Mr. Taylor, who has headed the Alexandria campaign since its in ception 10 years ago, is in ill health. He had informed Mr. Jones that he would be unable to accept the appointment, and Suggested the name of James M. Duncan, jr„ city fire chief, who headed the “Mile o’ Dimes” drive in last year’s cam paign. Mr. Duncan told Mr. Jones he and others who had worked with Mr. Taylor in previous campaigns would like Mr. Taylor’s name to head the committee and that they would do the work in his name. Clarence J. Hite will head this year’s “Mile o’ Dimes” campaign. Plans for the drive, which will begin on January 17, will be discussed at a meeting of the committee today. Police Chief Loses Car to Thieves on Visit to Capital George J. Panagoulis, Green belt (Md.) chief of police, re turned to his home last night from a visit to Washington, minus his automobile. According to District police, Chief Panagoulis’ car was stolen from a parking lot at Four teenth street and New York avenue N.W. Mj;. Panagoulis lives at 43 Ridge road, Green belt. FBI Holds Parolee As Bank Robber North Carolina Man Seized in Virginia Case By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va.. Jan. 6.—Walter Lewis Shelton, 28, will be arraigned at Raleigh, N. C„ today on a charge of bank robbery in connection with the holdup of the First National Bank of Stuart, Va., Tuesday morning. The arrest of Shelton, a parolee from the North Carolina Peniten tiary, was announced by Federal Bureau of Investigation headquar ters at Washington last night. They Charged Shelton as being the man who held up the Stuart bank and escaped with *3,126. Howard I. Bobbitt, agent in charge of the Richmond FBI office, --aid last night that a complaint against Shelton had been issued at Martins ville charging him with the Stuart robbery. He said that bond in tht sum of *20.000, returnable at Dan ville February 28, is expected to be requested. Mr. Bobbitt said the alleged bank robber had approximately *1,900 on his person when arrested. Shelton w-as seized as he ap proached a home in which he formerly had lived at Raleigh. Near ing the house on foot he became suspicious, the FBI agent said, and attempted to run, but agents and other law enforcement officers who had been watching the house for some time grabbed him before he could get away. Mr. Bobbitt said the man. who was listed as a resident of Winston 'Salem, N. C., was dressed in new ! clothes when arrested. Palmer, Former District Swim Champion, Inducted Prank C. Palmer, jr„ 25, Arlington County juvenile officer, has been inducted in the Marine Corps, the only man accepted for that branch of the service out of the re cent 61-man call from the coun ty. A graduate of Washington-Lee High School, Mr. Palmer was District swim ming champion in 1936. and ; captained the’ winning District swimming team in the 1939 President’s Cup regatta. Mr. Palmer. He joined the Arlington Police Force in 1940 and was appointed juvenile officer six months ago when the post was created in the police department. Mr. Palmer will spend his 14-day leave post-induction furlough with his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palmer. 1415 North Green brier street. He will start training at the marine base at Parris Is land, S. C. July Is Busiest Month For Alexandria Court Alexandria Police Court officials were unable to explain the fact that July seemed to be the busiest month in the year, according to the annual report submitted to Judge James R. Duncan by Mrs. Alma Bryan, clerk and bailiff. The court receipts for July were $9,896.53. compared to receipts for July, 1942, of $9,813.57, and these two months are believed to hold the record for receipts in the history of the court. Mrs. Bryan's report is as follows: City of Alexandria — Receipts, $44,590.15; disbursements, $41,589.15, and balance, $3,001. The balance was turned over to the city January 1. State of Virginia—Receipts, $6,022; disbursements. $5,409, and balance, $613. The balance was turned over to the State January 1. Cash bonds—Receipts. $23,597.75; disbursements, $23,097.75, and bal ance, $500. Clerk's fees—Receipts, $235; dis bursements, $206.25, and balance, $28.75. The balance was turned over to clerk of Corporation Court on January 1. Sergeant's fees—Receipts, $1,554.50; disbursements, $1,554.50. Issuing justice fees — Receipts, $450.50; disbursements, $450.50. Other collections — Receipts, $2, 965.73; disbursements, $2,965.73. Domestic Relations Court — Re ceipts, $6,838.95; disbursements, $6, 838.95. _. Benefit Is Planned For Cheverly Hospital Plans for a dance to be held soon for the benefit of the Prince Georges General Hospital at Cheverly will be discussed at the semimonthly meeting of the Prince Georges County Republican Club at 8 o’clock tonight at 409 Central avenue, Capi tol Heights. The group also will discuss the proposed erganization of local clubs in the various election districts of the county. Mark J. Hammet is president of the club. All persons interested in joining the group are urged to attend. Board of Education Studies Plan to Alter Nursery School Setup Decision on Proposal To Accept Powers Deferred Two Weeks Board of Education members to day are studying details of a pro posed reorganization of the public nursery school program before ac cepting responsibility for it from the District Commissioners. "I want to study the facts,” Adel bert W, Lee, board member, said in suggesting that action on the Commissioners’ transfer of power to the board be delayed till the meeting January 19. The Com missioners acted on recommenda tion of Robert L. Haycock, super intendent of schools, and other city officials last week in asking the transfer. Mr. Haycock explained that cut ting the number of administrative positions from five to three and consolidation of nursery school dietetic and medioal services with those of the other branches of the system was expected to save at least 30 per cent in the administrative cost. The cost was cited last month by Henry J. Sullivan, assistant re gional director of the Federal Works Agency, as “high.” Miss Pearse Praised. Mr. Haycock and Mrs. Henry Grattan Doyle, president of the Board of Education, paid tribute to Miss Dorothy D. Pearse, director of the day care program under the Commissioners, for her efforts and for her "unselfishness of attitude” regarding tjhe change. Both of them emphasized, along with Mrs. Henry P. Chandler, chairman of the Committee on Services to Children of Working Mothers, present at the meeting, that mainly "change of scope” has prompted the proposed shift of responsibility and that no criticism of her work is intended. Board members took time out of the administrative business to ex press their admiration for and con fidence in the work of a fellow member, John H. Wilson, who re ported to them that Ids resignation from the board had been asked of him in an open letter from the Na tional Association for the Advance ment of Colored People, District Branch. Mrs. Doyle stressed that the min utes of board meetings during the eight years of Mr. Wilson’s mem bership were adequate testimony of his excellence as a member. Dr. Robert A. Maurer, vice president of the board, also voiced confidence in Mr. Wilson. Follows Disagreement. The letter came to Mr. Wilson after he differed at. a board meeting from the opinion of another mem ber, Charles H. Fearing, jr., that colored school personnel should have been included in a recent din ner held by the Board of Trade to nonor the retiring superintendent, Dr. Frank W. Ballou. The board yesterday approved abandonment as soon as possible of 12 portables still in use at public schools and asked that the Commis sioners seek funds from the Federal Works Agency for replacement of the portables with permanent build ings. Portables there are “dilapi dated,” leaky and cold. Mr. Hay cock said in recommending the action. Rule changes held over for action until January 19 included the pro posed discontinuance of school au thorities’ attempts to control high school fraternities and sororities as a school responsibility, and dis continuance of any direct solicita tion of teachers for flower or gift funds for individual personnel. The board changed the boun daries of the Stuart and Eliot Junior High Schools’ attendance areas to relieve overcrowding of Eliot. 45 Patients Admitted To Suburban Hospital Surgical Department To Be Opened Soon A total of 45 medical patients have been admitted to the Suburban Hos pital in Bethesda since the building opened December 13, Hospital Su perintendent J. Dewey Lutes an nounced today. A second wing, con taining 25 beds, was made avail able for medical care Monday. Mr. Lutes said he hopes to open the surgical and obsterical depart ments by February 1, if the neces sary equipment is delivered in time. The Red Cross nurses’ aides at the hospital have begun the second half of their nursing course. The first part of their training consisted of 35 hours’ instruction in the theory of nursing and the group now will devote 45 hours to practical experi ence in the various wards, after which they will receive their caps. Nineteen aides are enrolled in the class. Mr. Lutes also announced a con tribution of *300 by the Rockville Pike Citizens’ Association for the sponsorship of a room at the hospi tal. The check was presented by Jackson W. Wisner, president, and Dr. w. C. Killinger, treasurer of the association. Other contributions include: The Sisters of the Visitation of the Monastery of the Visitation, Bethesda, *100 for the care of indi gent patients: Naomi Chapter of the Eastern Star, *53 for the pur chase of a gastroevacuator, and the Chevy Chase Club, 113 books for the patients’ library. Leigh White, radio commentator and war correspondent, who was wounded by bullets from a German plane while enroute to Greece In 1941, has donated his crutches to the hospital. Richmond OPA Collects $47,051 for Treasury By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Jan. 6.—A total of $47,051 has been paid to the Treas ury in the last year through the Richmond District OPA as voluntary contributions in settlement of over charges and in administrative treble damage actions, Robert W. Keyser, district enforcement attorney, said yesterday. Mr. Keyser said that, in addition, thousands of dollars have been paid in restitution of charges over price ceilings to actual purchasers, where their names could be ascertained. Housing Code Battle Due as Zoning Cduncil Resumes Hearings Commission to Consider Citizens' Petition for Changes in Two Areas A protracted fight was expected to develop today as the Zoning Commission resumed a hearing at 10 a.m. to consider a petition of the Congress Heights Citizens’ Associa tion to change land within its area to “A” semirestricted to block low cost multiple housing. The commission also must con sider a petition of the Bradbury Heights Citizens’ Association to re zone land in its territory to "A” re stricted, also to prevent construc tion of multifamily dwellings. As the hearing upon the Congress Heights petition started late yes terday afternoon, support of the re zoning move was led by Louis Gelb man, president of the association, who said that his group was against building of multifamily dwellings. Under questioning of Robert E. Lynch, representing several prop erty owners in the area, Mr. Gelb man denied that any racial issue was involved and pointed out that 15 Negro families had originally joined with 2,500 petitioners pro testing a proposed Negro low-cost housing project of the National Capital Housing Authority. "Let’s eliminate the question of race.” said Commissioners Charles W. Kutz and Guy Mason. “I don’t want to mention it either,” rejoined Mr. Lynch, “but that’s how it is.” "Here.” said Mr. Gelbman, "is 2,500 names on a petition to pre vent low-cost housing in Congress Heights. We didn’t care whether it was for white or colored. We have raised no racial question and we don’t intend to.” Again under questioning of Roger J. Whiteford, representing a con struction firm, discussion came back to the racial issue when he asked Mr. Gelbman about a protest to a Federal Housing Authority project at Fifteenth and Alabama avenue SE. Mr. Gelbman again insisted that his opposition was to the con struction of more apartments. Mr. Gelbman said that a private con cern now wished to construct 144 housing units for colored residents in their area. The Advisory Council on Zoning took no stand on the Congress Heights petition but asked the right to submit an opinion after the hear ing. Mr. Gelbman said that while his association was in favor of ’’good housing" in their section and throughout the city, the residents: of his area. Including persons out side the associations, did not want additional apartments constructed in their area. our association, Mr. Gelbman said, “is firmly convinced that there are sufficient apartments in our area. There is no reason why the Southeast section should be picked upon for row upon row of houses, garden developments or whatnot. Ours is a neighborhood of home owners who have had to struggle to buy and build. The need for fam ily dwellings is much greater than that for multiple mass housing.” Earlier in the day considerable opposition developed to a proposed amendment to the zoning map mak ing properties located on the west side of Connecticut avenue, between Macomb and Newark streets N.W. first commercial, instead of resi dential “C.” Mr. Lynch and Harry S. Wender, representing the Con necticut Avenue and Macomb In vestment Corp. led the fight for rezoning, while a number of citizens opposed it. Various residents of the area con tended that sufficient stores existed in that part of the city. Mr. Wen der heatedly denied an inference made at the hearing that he had tried to use his position as presi dent of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations to influence the officers of the Connecticut Avenue Citizens’ Association in favor of the proposed amendment. In the morning part of the ses sion, the Zoning Commission heard arguments on amendments to mod ify the definition of the word “build ing” to permit construction of court groups of buildings with division walls from the ground to the roof as single structures. Montgomery Charter Group! To HearC. P. Taft Speak Charles P. Taft, director of Com munity War Services, Federal Se curity Agency, and a member of the War Relief Control Board, will be the principal speaker at a meet ing of the Montgomery County Charter Committee at 8:15 pm. Tuesday at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, Connecticut avenue and Dunlop street. The committee will elect six mem bers for three-year terms on the board of directors. Those nominated include: George R. Canby, Colesville; Everett R. Jones, Damascus: O. M. Kile, Mo hican Hills; the Rev. J. Virgil Lilly, Rockville; Adlai S. Magee, Bethesda, and Mrs. Guy B. Stephenson, Nor beck. The committee also will discuss plans for a campaign to bring about the adoption of a county charter at a referendum to be held in No vember. Internal Revenue Sets Record in Virginia By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 6.—In ternal revenue receipts in Virginia smashed all previous records during 1943, climbing over the 730,000,000 dollar-mark for the first time in the department’s history here, N. B. Early, jr„ collector, said yesterday. The total for the year was $733, 233,022.37, nearly $300,000,000 higher than 1942’s total. Save This Newspaper Many paper mills are shut ting down for lack of waste paper to convert into cartons for Army and Navy supplies shipped overseas. Every pound of old newspapers and maga zines Is needed. Telephone your nearest school or notify some schoolchild in your block to have your paper picked up. * “■ Sergt. Bailey, Two Years in East, Heading for Home in Arlington "V ■vvr-i‘•-n'lr• ~i - " t ii -rrrj-'Ti*iV. 1 — ‘ **' Master Sergt. Robert Bailey of Arlington (left) and an unidentified friend shown riding camelback around the Sphinx. Sergt. Bailey sent the picture to his wife and parents in Arlington. Master Sergt. Robert Bailey, 26. of 1739 North Fourteenth street, Ar lington, who was among the first Americans to reach the China India-Burma area, is on his way home today after amassing a total of 3.550 air hours the last two years ferrying supplies to India and China. According to an Associated Press dispatch from Calcutta, Sergt. Bailey and three other sergeants who were among the first Americans to reach that area are heading home. The others are Crew Chief Sergt. Spencer Holland, 27, of Balti more; Sergt. Sam Cohen. 24. of Chicago, and Sergt. Paul Nadzak, 26, of Fairoaks, Pa. Just before leaving Calcutta Sergt. Bailey said the thing he wanted most to see on this side of the ocean was his wife and 21-month old daughter, whom he has never seen. ' Sergt. Bailey’s wife, Mrs. Marion Welton Bailey, said the daughter, Roberta Anne, was bom two days before her father left the United States, but he was not able to see her before leaving this country. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Bailey of the Arlington address, Sergt. Bailey first enlisted in the Army in 1936 and saw duty in Ha waii before the war. He re-enlisted in November, 1939, entering the Army Air Forces, and was trained as a mechanic. Sergt. Bailey, then a corporal, left this count-y in April, 1942, from Morrison F.cF, Fla., and flew'the Atlantic route to India as crew chief in the first plane ferrying supplies to the China-India-Fnrma area. His parents, who were unaware of Sergt. Bailey’s homecoming until a Star reporter called at their home, said they had not heard from their son for two months, when he wrote that he had been made a sergeant with the 14th Army Air Force, transportation section, in China. Sergt. Bailey is a native of Penn sylvania and his family has lived in Arlington for four years. His wife and daughter live with his parents. Among Sergt. Bailey's companions. Sergt. Cohen said he wanted most to see a detachment of WACS, and Sergt. Holland said he would like some good food for a change. Sergt. Nadzak said he wanted to see his girl in St. Louis. Post Office Welcomes ’Esquire' Ruling Test, Miles Tells U. S. Bar Says Walker Believed It His Duty to Revoke Magazine's Privileges Whether the magazine Esquire should be barred from second-class mailing privileges brings into the Federal courts for the first time an issue which should be of intense in terest to all Government attorneys, Solicitor Vincent M. Miles of the Post Office Department said yester day in addressing the Federal Bar Association. Congress, in passing the Classifica tion Act in 1879, decided to subsi dize newspapers that disseminated 'Esquire' Suggested To Fill Space on List Of School Reading Robert L. Haycock, superin tendent of schools, yesterday asked the Board of Education to approve deletion of the magazine, Comfort - Needle craft, from reading lists in the public schools. Its publication has been discontinued. “If that leaves a space on the list,” Dr. James A. Gannon, board member laughed. “I was going to suggest 'Esquire’.” The board did not approve any substitute for Comfort Needlecraft. information of a public character and were devoted to the arts, sciences and literature, Mr. Miles pointed out. He added that Postmaster Gen eral Walker concluded that “Con gress at no time intended to au thorize the issuance of the second class mailing privilege to a maga zine that carried consistently mat ters such as the record showed had been carried by Esquire. He sin cerely felt it was his duty to revoke the privilege.” Declaring the Post Office Depart ment welcomed a court test of Mr. Walker’s ruling, Mr. Miles said he had searched all of the reports and could find no other case “involving this particular question.” Mr. Miles, introdpced by President Harguerite Rawalt as a former member of the Social Security Board and former special assistant to the Attorney General, termed Benjamin Franklin the “real father” of the post office, inasmuch as he had served as Postmaster General of the Colonies under King George III. The association announced it re ceived 250 new members last year. President Rawalt said a $25 War Bond will be given to the member who secures the largest number of new members, or collects dues from delinquent members, by February 10. McCandlish Proposes Referendum Plan For Annexations Bill Would Bar Suits Seeking More Territory For War's Duration Robert J. McCandlish. Fairfax County representative in the Vir ginia House of Delegates, said today he will sponsor a bill when the Gen eral Assembly convenes next week to provide referendums before a city or an incorporated town could bring suit to annex territory. Mr. McCandlish said that under i provisions of the bill, which has been requested by the Board of Super visors, a referendum of both the voters of the city seeking to annex territory and voters of the territory in question would be mandatory be fore the annexation suit could be filed. The law would provide, Mr. Cand lish explained, that if the voters in either the town or territory voted against annexation, no suit could be brought until another referendum, which could be held only after 10 years had elapsed. The bill also would prevent annexation suits dur ing the war. umer legislation which will be in troduced at the request of the Board of Supervisors, Mr. McCandlish said includes a bill authorizing the board to fix compensation of its clerk at not more than $1,200. Last year, he said, John M. Whalen received $100 as clerk of the board, in addition to $1,000 as clerk of the Circuit Court, and $6,000 as recorder of deeds. Among bills of general interest to the county, Mr. McCandlish will sponsor a measure providing option al methods of selecting members of the county school board, and a bill requiring new voters coming into the State to register their intention to become citizens at least a year before they would be eligible to vote. Mr. McCandlish said he also will sponsor a bill providing that more than one set of election officials may be appointed to serve at each voting precinct to handle large crowds. Another bill will seek to raise the salary of judges, clerks, registrars and commissioners of elections from $3 to $5 a day. Arlington Voters' Group To Study Delinquency Arlington County Organized Women Voters have appointed a committee to study juvenile de linquency, it was announced today. The group includes Mrs. Elizabeth Magruder, county board member; Mrs. Dorothy Dunn, former member of the County Welfare Board; Mrs. Lucy Bussey, School Board member; Mrs. Hazel Moore, child care coun selor; Mrs. Dean Rose and Mrs. Olive Odom, president of the Organ ized Women Voters. Fairfax Supervisors Seek Restoration of County Officers' Pay Committee Meets Today With State Compensation Board on Cuts A committee representing the Fair fax County Board of Supervisors wag scheduled to confer with the State Compensation Commission at Rich mond today concerning a request that salaries for county officers be restored to figures originally recom mended by the board. The committee, consisting og G. Wallace Carper, newly re-elected chairman of the board, and Maurice W. Fox, Bums T. Gibson and John T. Blincoe, was authorized yesterday to meet with the commission after a report from the commission dis closed that salaries of the commis sioner of revenue, the treasurer and the Commonwealth’s Attorney had been set below the board's recom mended figures. Under Virginia law, the State Compensation Commission fixes the salaries of all county officers after receiving recommendations from boards of supervisors. In Fairfax County, however, the clerk’s office remains on the fee system, with the clerk limited to $7,100 a year. cats untuned. As fixed by the Compensation Commission, the commissioner of revenue would receive a $7,000 salary and $17,280 for office expenses, in cluding the salaries of four deputies. This represents a cut of $2,780 in office allowance under the amount requested by the board. A request for a $7,000 salary and $17,029.52 office allowance for the treasurer was cut to $6,500 salary and $13,545.32 office allowance. While a salary increase of $400 was granted the commonwealth’s attor ney, raising his salary to $4,000 a year, a request to raise office allow ance from $7,700 to $8,000 was de nied. The salary of the sheriff remains at $4,800, with $7,724 al lowed for deputies. Both Commissioner of Revenue James U. Kincheloe and Treasurer Lewis Coyner said that at present salary levels they will be unable to retain trained workers. They said they could not compete with Gov ernment agencies, which pay typists as much as $1,700 a year to start. Tax Legislation Sought. The board requested Fairfax rep resentatives in the General Assem bly to seek legislation changing the present State law requiring counties adjacent to areas of 500 population per square mile to reassess real estate every four years. Stating that the law should bo changed to require reassessments no more often than once each four years or no less than once each 10 years, at the discretion of the supervisors, the board pointed out that a re assessment this year would C06t in excess of $17,000 and would be tin sound since it would be based on inflated property values. The board also authorized mem bers of the General Assembly to seek legislation revising existing laws on the county sanitary district. This would include bills to au thorize the levying of special assess ments against property owners who receive benefits from sewer installa tions. authority to create smaller districts and finance public utilities independently of the sanitary dis trict as a whole, the authority of emmeat domain, authority to en large the sanitary district and to extend the facilities beyond the area of the district, authority to invest sanitary district sinking funds in State, Federal, county and city bonds, ana authority to enforce col lections of charges for use of facil ities. School Board Gets $1,400. The board authorized a |1400 allocation to the School Board to be used with *1.000 from the State Board of Education for the establish ment of a film library in the countv. Chief of Police Carl R. McIntosh -old the board that during the last six months 500 boys have been trained by Policeman Cecil Brown in the school safety patrol program. Chief McIntosh said 8.700 chil dren have been transported to county schools in 31 buses and that only two accidents were reported during this period. Chief McIntosh asked the board to include in the police budget for next year ' $600 or *700 to provide raincoats for school patrolmen.” The board authorized the pay ment of *16,178,87 for county ex penses during December. This amount included a county payroll of *9.492.27, and brings total ex penditures since July 1, 1943, to *118,775.75. Daily Rationing %§RemintleFs®Fi\ 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 fiv* points of fresh pork and sausaga through January 15. Points for Fats—Your meat dealer will pay you two ration points for every pound of waste kitchen fat* 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 coupon* will expire on date indicated on individual books. B-2 and C-3 coupons in books issued since De cember 1 are good for 5 gallon* each. Tire 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 Klarch 14. No. 2 and 3 coupons good for 10 gallons per unit. Ac cording to th District OPA, con sumers in this area should no* have used more than 38 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of January 3.