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SOCIETY AND GENERAL
.JANUARY 17, 1944. ***
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FUN IN THE SNOW—Shown putting the finishing touches on
the snowman they built in Potomac Park yesterday are Yeoman
Third Class Beatrice Ford (left) and Yeoman Second Class Feme
Gammel. both of the WAVES.
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Women's Shoes
Sell Slowly as,
Ration Is Lifted
Selling of ration-free .women’s
shoes at (3 and under a pair, as au
thorized for a two-week period by
the Office of Price Administration,
was off to a slow start here today,
but a rush was predicted when, as
one dealer observed, “people gener
ally learn they can get something
without ration points.”
The bad weather was blamed for'
the fact that sales of the novelty
type shoes were reported only fair
this morning.
One dealer said, however, he had
received a good response despite the
fact the store had not advertised in
adavnce.
Another said he was looking for a
rush to begin late today, although
business in the forenoon was only
average.
Shoe merchants may sell 15 per
cent of their stocks of women’s shoes
listed in September inventory re
ports to OPA. In announcing the
ration-free arrangement, which will
continue through January 29, the
agency said the action was taken to
permit dealers to dispose of certain
type of shoes, particularly hard-to
sell noverty shoes.
If more than $3 is charged for a
pair, ration stamps must be surren
dered, OPA stressed.
'Child Behavior' Topic
"Child Behavior” will be discussed
by the Cabin John Elementary
School Parent-Teacher Association
at a meeting at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow
at the school.
Pictured here in the Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington is one of many groups of chil
dren who took advantage of the season’s first heavy snow to go sled riding yesterday.
Sled riding for the first time this winter were Sara Chinn. 4,
and her sister Linda, 2, who are shown near their home at 3606
North Third street, Arlington. They are the daughters of Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Chinn. —Star Staff Photos.
Ex-Bricklayer Directs Artillery
Fire on Nazis by Compass Points
Artillery observation is an exact
science about which Pfc. William C.
Kelly, 935 Gist avenue. Silver Spring,
Md., knew nothing until one day
in Italy. * * **'
What happened that day was dis
closed today by the War Depart
ment.
Pvt. Kelly, a former bricklayer,
was on observation post duty for a
front-line regiment of the 36th
Texas Division, when he spotted
some German mortar and machine
gun emplacements. He reported
this by telephone to the regimental
command post, saying also that there
was no artillery observer to direct
fire against the enemy guns.
Hastily, the Maryland soldier was
given instructions and ordered to
stand by. A trial round of 105-mm.
ammunition was fired and Pvt. Kelly
advised the C. P. of the extent of
deflection, employing compass direc
tions * * * the number of yards the
missile was off to the east, south,
north or west of the target, * * *
in the place of highly technical data
customarily used.
The third trial round hit squarely
on an enemy emplacement. Pvt.
Kelly's improvised spotting had
proved as efficient as that of an
experienced observer, the War De
partment said. Other shells fol
lowed. striking the positions, with
“good effect.”
Pvt. Kelly, a regular member of
the regiment’s reconnaissance patrol
which scouts into enemy territory
to locate gun positions and gain
other needed information, landed
with the 36th Division below Salerno
on September 9. His wife, Mrs.
Mildred Kelly, lives at the Gist ave
nue address. His mother, Mrs. Ada
B. Kelly, resides at 1725 Forest Glen
avenue, Forest Glen, Md.
Lt. Ralph Hoagland, Jr.,
District Flyer, Decorated
Lt. Ralph Hoagland, jr„ 22, of
1002 Irving street NJE., a member ot
the Army 12th Air Force in North
Africa, has received the Distin
guished Flying Cross, the War De
partment announced today.
Lt. Hoagland is a graduate of Mc
Kinley Technical High School and
a former student at the University
of Maryland. He was working at the
Navy Yard at the time he joined
the Air Forces as a cadet in May,
1942. He took his basic training at
Santa Ana, Calif., and received his
wings at Luke Field, Ariz, on De
cember 3, 1942.
Going overseas in March, 1943, Lt.
Hoagland saw action in North
Africa. He returned to Washington
a few months ago on furlough.
Montgomery Republican
Women Plan Election
Election of officers will feature a
special meeting of the Montgomery
County Federation of Republican
Women at 8 pm. Thursday at the
group’s headquarters, 7649 Old
Georgetown road, Bethesda.
Arthur J. Hilland, chairman of the
Republican State Central Commit
tee for the county, has appointed a
committee to formulate plans for a
Lincoln Day dinner at the Chevy
Chase Women’s Club.
Members of the committee are
Mrs. William H. Reutemann, federa
tion president; Mrs. J. Fred Bums,
Mrs. Thomas Coughlin, Mrs. Harry
Riley, Mrs. J. A. P. Farnham, Mrs.
Charles Trussell, Mrs. Hetti* W.
Dodge and Mrs. Claire Pilcher.
Schools Will Receive
More Rationed Food
Under New OPA Plan
FDA Survey Findings
Provide for Increased
Meat, Processed Food
New allotments of rationed food
for schools, the Office of Price Ad
ministration announced today, will
assure America’s school children of
more generous amounts of food in
lunchroom and cafeteria meals. The
plan is based on an estimate of the
amount of rationed food needed
to meet school lunch requirements
set up by the Food Distribution
Administration.
The Government's school lunch
program, in effect since last Jan
uary, is a wartime measure to guar
antee school children a well
planned and balanced noon meal.
The FDA has set up a definite pro
gram of food requirements for two
distinct types of meals that in
clude rationed foods. The OPA’s
adjustment of point allowances for
school meals is designed to imple
ment this program.
Public school officials said they
believed only one District school—
Margaret Murray Washington Voca
tional School—is now affiliated with
the FDA and so would be the only
one eligible to apply for increased
allotment. Robert L. Haycock, su
perintendent of schools, said, how
ever, that he- wanted to give the
new order more study before decid
ing its scope among the District
schools.
oasea on Number Served.
Allowances announced today rep
resent an appreciable increase in
-he amount of food allotments for
meat and processed foods in most
schools. Adjustments will be made
on application to local war price
and rationing boards. Schools with
new lunch programs going into ef
fect may apply immediately for in
creased allotments for the Janu
ary-February period.
Today’s allowances are based on
the number of persons served at
schools in January and February
and the amount of food currently
used, rather than the amount of
food used in December, 1942, the
base month under the OPA “in
stitutional user’’ rationing program.
Heretofore school lunchrooms and
cafeterias were given allotments of
food much like commercial eating
establishments, based on the
amount of rationed food used,
number of persons served in De
cember, 1942, and gross dollars
revenue from food services.
Co-operation Optional.
Co-operation with the Govern
ment’s school lunch program is op
tional. OPA officials estimated that
of approximately 240,000 schools in
the United States more than half
serve lunch. About 60,000 have con
tracts with the FDA to serve stand
ard-type meals and to receive fi
nancial aid.
Schools under contract with FDA
are designated as type “A” or “B.”
Maximum allowances for each are
as follows:
Type “A” allowances for a com
plete meal, providing from one-third
to one-half the daily nutritional re
quirements: Sugar, .03 pound; pro
cessed food. .6 point; meats and fats,
.93 point.
Type “B” for a simpler lunch re
quiring less rationed food: Sugar,
.03 pound; processed food, .4 point;
meats and fats, .5 point.
Dating from January 1, all schools
Slippery Streets
Cause Score
Of Accidents
Temperature of 27
Forecast Tonight;
Warmer Tomorrow
Snow that turned to slush
later in the day and froze last
night as the mercury dropped
was blamed for more than a
score of accidents throughout
the city yesterday, but police
reported most were minor.
Traffic moved slowly this morn
ing, with many streets still under
a thin film of ice or snow, but no
serious jams were reported. Inter
urban buses operated on schedule
and airlines reported flights arriv
ing and departing from National
Airport without interruption.
Pair weather -and above-freezing
temperature was forecast today by
the Weather Bureau, with the
thermometer expected to retreat
to a chilly 27 tonight. Tomorrow
is expected to be fair and slightly
warmer.
Many Streets Roped Oft.
Washington youngsters cavorted
in the snow under the watchful eye
of police in all sections of the city
yesterday, with numerous streets
roped off last night for coasting.
Two accidents involving sled riders
were reported, however, one involv
ing a 71-year-old man who was
knocked down by a sled.
Victim of the mishap was Herman
Fisher, 1518 Twenty-fifth street S.E.,
who was struck at Twenty-fifth
street and Pennsylvania avenue S.E.,
by a sled being used by George Ran
dall, 17, and Richard Pugh, 17, of
2319 Minnesota avenue S.E. Mr.
Fisher was treated by a private phy
sician for a lacerated face.
Russell B. Hopkins. 15, of 1351
Ives place S.E., was injured when
his sled veered into the path of an
oncoming automobile in the 1600
block of Pennsylvania avenue S.E.,
after he had released his grip on
another auto pulling his sled. Police
said the car was operated by Alma
L. Oakes, 22, of 3324 Crawford place
S.E. The boy was treated at Provi
dence Hospital for bruises and dis
charged.
Man Hurt in Freak Accident.
Frank H. McBeth, 43. of 2912 Six
teenth street N.E., was the victim of
a freak accident blamed on slippery
streets. According to police. Mr.
McBeth was struck by a car driven
by Joseph Gorton, 38, of 3716
Twenty-fifth street N.E., after the
latter was in a collision with an
other car operated by Charles R.
Brown, 46, of 4011 Nichols avenue
S.W.
The accident occurred at Pennsyl
vania and Minnesota avenues S.E.
Mr. McBeth was treated by a private
physician for a fractured arm.
In another unusual accident Wiley
Y. Anderson, 49, of 737 Kentucky
avenue S.E. slipped and fell over
board while working on a boat be
longing to Karl W. Corby, a member
of the construction firm of Camalier
& Corby. He was rescued by Gordon
Kornstick and removed to Emer
gency Hospital, where he was treated
for exposure.
William F. Park, 48. of 3659 Min
nesota avenue S.E;, received a lacer
ated scalp and forehead when the
automobile he was driving struck
the viaduct at First and K streets
N.E. He was removed to Casualty
Hospital by the Fire Rescue Squad
and discharged after treatment.
Auto Strikes Signal Pole.
Two passengers in the car of Rob
ert L. Rogers, 35, of 1140 Oates
street N.E.. were injured when the
vehicle collided with the traffic sig
nal pole at Minnesota avenue and
Benning road N.E. They are Wil
liam Burrows, 43, of Capitol Heights,
Md„ and Gertrude M. Hadlick, 33,
of 1012 Pennsylvania avenue S.E.
Both were treated at Gallinger Hos
pital for minor injuries and dis
charged.
James R. Simms, colored, 23. of
812 Fourth street N.W. was slightly
injured w'hen the taxicab he was
operating and a streetcar collided
at Eighth and A streets S.E. early
today. He was treated at Casualty
Hospital for a lacerated scalp and
discharged.
Samuel Washington, colored, 39,
of 2218 H street N.W., received a
shoulder injurv yesterday afternoon
when struck by a streetcar in the
1500 block of Fourteenth street N.W.
Police said the car was operated by
Shirley W. Lohr, 29, of 4903 Ninth
street N.W. The injured man was
treated at Emergency Hospital and
discharged.
Miles K. Spence, 37, of 1111 C
street S.E., was injured yesterday
.when his taxicab and an. Army truck
collided on Branch avenue, just
across the District line. Prince
Georges County police reported. He
was treated at Casualty Hospital
for chest injuries.
W. P. Maloney to Speak
Members of the Civitan Club of
Bethesda will be guests of the Sorop
timist. Club of Montgomery County
at a dinner meeting at 7 o’clock
tonight at the Kenwood Club. Wil
liam P. Maloney, special assistant to
the Attorney General, will speak on
“Axis Propaganda and the Plan of
the Enemy to Create Disunity Among
the American People.”
must keep a separate daily count of
their services of “refreshments” as
distinguished from food services. A
student, for example, who brings
most of his lunch from home and
buys milk or ice cream at school will
be included only in the count of
persons served refreshments. A
student who buys soup or a sand
wich or his entire meal will be in
cluded in the count of those served
food. Allotments will be computed
separately for the number of per
sons served food and those served
refreshments.
Beginning with the March-April
ration period allotments will be is
sued during the first 15 days of each
period instead of during the 15 days
before the start of each period. To
make it possible for schools to
operate during tl^e first 15 days of
each period when allotments are
being computed, each board will be
allowed a reserve of food points
equal to 25 per cent of its January
February allotment. A separate
certificate for this amount will be
prepared by the local board when
it computes January-February allot
ments. i
Preinduction
Tests Started
At Fort Myer
More Than 100 Take
Physicals; Won't Be
Called for 3 Weeks
More than 100 men in addition to
those regularly scheduled for induc
tion reported to Fort Myer, Va„
today under the new system of giv
ing physical examinations weeks
ahead of actual induction.
Most of the men were uncertain
about what lay ahead. Although
they bore papers notifying them
that they were reporting only for
a preinduction physical, many of
them had the idea they were sup
posed to be inducted today.
Others were uncertain whether
they would get the service of their
choice, whether they would have
another furlough after induction
and when they would actually be
called.
Nearly twice as many men as
usual went through the induction
station because men will continue
to be inducted under the old system
until the end of this month.
Colonel Has Two Routines.
Lt. Col. C. E. Royer, commanding
officer of the induction station, who
gives the introductory talk to the
selectees, had to go through two
routines today—the old speech and
a new one for the benefit of the
men taking the preinduction
physical.
After the latter speech, he was
flooded with questions. He explained
that the men have as much chance
as under the old system to get the
service of their choice, at least be
tween the Army and Navy.
He also told the men they
wouldn't be called for actual induc
tion for at least three weeks, that
they will get no furlough after in
duction and that they would be
earmarked for one service or anoth
er before they left the induction
station today.
Selectees who understood the new
setup said they thought it was a
good idea, particularly those who
wanted to go in the Navy and now
will have at least three weeks to
wind up their affairs instead of the
one-week furlough granted under
the old system.
High Numbers Assigned.
Men given their preinduction
physical today will not be called
for induction into the Navy until
February 8 at the earliest or into
the Army until February 22 at the
earliest.
Col. Royer said that in order to
keep the men being inducted today
separate from those taking their
pre-induction physicals he had as
signed the latter group high num
bers. The men are numbered as
i they go through the station.
Of those taking pre-induction
physicals approximately three out
of five will go to the Navy.
Parley on Milk Supply
Called in Maryland
By the Associated Press.
CUMBERLAND, Md„ Jan. 17.—
Bacteriologists and milk sanitarians
will address approximately 150 milk
and food sanitarian officers from
four States and the District at a
four-day seminar beginning to
morrow.
Public health control of milk sup
plies will be discussed at the semi
nar. conducted by the United States
Public Health Service district No. 2,
in collaboration with the Maryland
State Health Department and the
Cumberland Health Department.
Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia
and West Virginia will be repre
sented.
Speakers will include C. L. Wood,
Montgomery County sanitary engi
neer. and Maj. M. M. Miller of the
Public Health Service.
Dimond Intends to Retire
As Alaskan Delegate
Ey the Associated Press.
Delegate Dimond of Alaska an
j nounced today he did not intend to
| file as a candidate for renomination
| in the Territory’s Democratic
j primary election on April 25.
Alaska's voteless Representative in
Congress said he believed he should
let prospective candidates for the
position know his intention not to
seek re-election. He would not re
veal his plans for the future.
Mr. Dimond, who served as
United States attorney in the Third
Judicial District of Alaska, Mayor
of Valdez and member of the Terri
torial Legislature, has served as the
Territory’s delegate in the House j
since 1933.
Inter-Federation Group
To Nominate H. N. Stull
* Harry N. Stull, for three years
president of the Federation of Citi
zens’ Associations, will be nominated
as chairman of the Inter-Federa
tion Conference at the annual
meeting of the conference at 8
o’clock tonight in the offices of the
Board of Trade, The Star Building,
Eleventh street and Pennsylvania
avenue N.W.
The District is scheduled to have
the chairmanship because of the
rotation policy used in electing of
ficers for the conference.
Anthropological Society
To Meet Tomorrow
Dr. Gordon T. Bowles, formerly of
the Bishop Museum at Honolulu,
will address a meeting of the An
thropological Society of Washington
at 8 p.m. tomorrow in room 42 of
the National Museum, Tenth street
and Constitution avenue N.W., it
was announced today. Dr. Bowles
will talk on “Probable Developments
in the Field of Comparative Racial
Anatomy.”
The society also will hold jits an
nual election of officers.
Judge's Apartment Robbed
Chief Judge William E. Richard
son of Municipal Court reported
to police yesterday th^f thieves
had broken into his apartment at
2022 Oolumbia road N.W. and stolen
jewelry and pesonal effects valued
at $220. Entry was gained by re
moving an iron grille from a win
dow, he said.
Sergt. Lucas of Tarawa Fame
Teaches Class at Church Here
Master Sergt. Jim Lucas shown teaching his Sunday school ■
class at Mount Vernon Methodist Church. —A. P. Photo.
faster Sergt. Jim Lucas, marine
combat correspondent, who wrote
the first eyewitness description of
the battle of Tarawa, is teaching
young men in a Washington Sunday
school class that religion is a reality
in foxholes.
His class at Mount Vernon Meth
odist Church, he said today, wants
to know all about his adventures at
Tarawa.
“As a matter of fact, I have diffi
culty keeping them off Tarawa,’’
said the 29-year-old marine. "I do
tell them about the fight, but I also
tell them about the comfort that
true religion gives a man in battle.
I saw plenty of evidence that faith
in God does give strength to men
under fire.
"For instance, there was the
sergeant who had distinguished
himself with valor in a battle. He
probably will be hailed soon as a
hero. He hadn’t been very religious
before. After Tarawa he told me:
‘God and I have a pretty good work
ing agreement after this.’
“One youngster told me he had
heard there were no atheists in fox
holes. He tried to call on God. but
he was never able to make contact.
He came through the fight alive, but
that “no contact’ worried him. An
other marine who lived through the
fight with comfort through prayer
told me: ‘Without God I couldn’t
have made it.”
“I am telling these young men
who are about to go into the service
that they should learn to make that
contact with God. I pass on to
them my favorite text from the 46th
psalm: ‘Be still, and know that I
am God.’ I tell them that unless
they take time to know the creator,
and to ‘be still’ beforehand, there
will be little chance that God will
speak to them, or comfort them
when the bullets start flying.
“After one of our bloody battles
our chaplain was sent back to a
supply base, and at the request of
the boys, brought back a large supply
of New Testaments.”
Sergt. Lucas tells the story of
Chaplain Norman Darling, who
waded into Tarawa along with the
first wave of fighting marines. The
chaplain stayed right at the front
most of the time, the sergeant said,
and during one hour's time con
ducted a service for more than 200
men killed.
“I was with him,” said Sergt.
Lucas. “That funeral service was a
very moving thing.”
The fighting marine is no novice
;at teaching Sunday school. He has
had classes before, when he was in
Washington during his indoctrina
tion at marine headquarters. He
taught previously at St. Paul’s
Methodist Church, Muskogee, Okla.;
Boston Avenue Methodist Church
Tulsa, an4 at a church in New Zea
land.
Mrs. Roosevelt Sees
Congestion 'Menace'
In Zone Restrictions
Intends to Inspect
Bradbury Heights Area,
Make No Apology
Mrs. Roosevelt today told a press
conference that zoning restrictions
which prevent colored persons from
living in any part of the District
where they otherwise might be able
to afford to build houses may ulti
mately bring about overcrowded
housing conditions that will “men
ace” the entire city.
Asked if she thought all zoning
regulations should be changed at
once to permit occupancy by colored
families, Mrs. Roosevelt said each
case arising should be judged “on
its own merits.”
She discussed the Negro housing
question when reporters asked if
she intended to grant a requested
apology to the Bradbury Heights
Citizens’ Association, which has ob
jected to a statement in her column
that there was Bradbury Heights
opposition to erection of apart
ments on a site "in the center of a
Negro residential district.”
The President’s wife said she did
not intend to make any apology or
take any action on the association’s
request. She intends, however, to
visit the area at the earliest oppor
tunity. She had been informed, she
said, that there was “considerable”
Negro occupancy “there,” but had
never been there herself.
Sees Housing Made Difficult.
“If you restrict by zoning a part
of town where Negroes could afford
to build,” she said, “you are making
decent housing difficult.”
Informed that property owners
were worried in some cases about
the value of their holdings. Mrs.
Roosevelt replied, "It is unfortunate
that these few have to suffer.”
Each situation has to be decided
in the light of the “greatest good for
the greatest number,” she continued.
Ultimately, she believes that housing
needs will overbear the objection of
“the few,” she said.
She added that in some cases col
ored property holders were object
ing to building for their own race
as a detriment to their property
holdings. While it is “natural” to
wish' to avoid financial loss, Mrs.
Roosevelt concluded, she believes
the good of every one should be a
standard of conduct.
Urges Postwar Night Work Ban.
She recalled she had said many
times before that crowding of
Negroes is already a health and
social menace for their own race
and may spread to the entire city if
housing arrangements are not made
for them.
Turning to the national scene,
Mrs. Roosevelt declared that she be
lieved industrial night work for
both men and women should be
abolished after the war except where
absolutely essential. She explained
wartime requirements have brought
about night work in many indus
tries that she believes can afford to
drop H after the war. Long night
hours, she believed, turn a person’s
"life” into a mere "existence.”
She also advocated a simple in
ternational language which would
make it “easy for people to talk to
one another.” She said that Esper
anto, however, had not seemed to
be particularly successful.
Arlington Child, 2,
Drowns in Uncovered
Construction Ditch
Artificial Respiration
Administered Two Hours
In Effort to Revive Boy
Thomas Grayson. 2-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand V. Gray
son. 4335 South Thirty-sixth street.
Arlington, was drowned yesterday
when he wan
dered from
home and
into a wa
filled u n c
ered const
tion ditch
front of
South Thi
sixth street.
Police said
child was pi
from the 1
dug to repa
water main
the Fairlini
housing de vex*
opment, by Thomas Grayson.
Arnold Rosen, 4201 South Thirty
sixth street, and was pronounced
dead after artificial respiration had
been administered for more than
two hours.
Mr. Rosen said someone pounded
on his door at about 12:30 p.m. yes
terday crying that a child had fallen
in a ditch. He said he believed the
child had been in the water about 1C
minutes when he got him out. Mr
Rosen said he and the child’s father
administered artificial respiration
until Alexandria and Arlington po
lice squads arrived with oxygen
tanks.
The child was pronounced dead
at 2:30 p.m. by Arlington County
Coroner W. C. Welbourn.
A. T. Lundberg, head of the
county water department, said
Fairlington is being constructed as
a Reconstruction Finance Corp. de
fense housing project and is direct
ly under the supervision of their
engineers. He and County Manager
Frank C. Hanrahan said the Fair
lington project area- is not under
the control of the county and that
county ordinances regarding con
tracting practices are not effective
there.
Mr. Lundberg said the ditch,
which measured 7 feet long by 2 Vi
feet wide by 4 Vi feet deep, was dug
Thursday or Friday by the contract
ing firm of Thompson & Starrett.
Police said the ditch was sur
rounded by single boards and a
wooden horse, but that the hole was
not covered.
Officials of the contracting firm
said protection had been left at the
ditch. They said an investigation
was being made by engineers today.
In addition to his parents, the
child is survived by a 6-year-old
sister.
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
school child in your block to
have your paper picked up.
Full Hearings'
Pledged on D. C.
Representation
McCarran Says Date
For Consideration
Has Not Been Set
The Sumner3-Capper joint reso
lution to empower Congress to grant
the District representation in Con
gress and in the electoral college
will be made the subject of full
hearings at dates yet to be deter
mined Chairman McCarran of the
Senate District Committee said to
day.
Senator McCarran was named last
Friday by Chairman Van Nuys of
the Senate Judiciary Committee as
chairman of a judiciary subcom
mittee to consider the Sumners
Capper proposal. Other members
of the subcommittee are, Senators
Wheeler, Democrat, of Montana;
Chandler. Democrat, of Kentucky;
Wiley, Republican, of Wisconsin,
and Wherry, Republican, of Ne
braska.
Senator McCarran returned to
Capitol Hill today after devoting
much of his time in the last 10 days
to having dental work done at Naval
Hospital. He said he was not in a
position to set dates for the forth
coming representation "hearings.
Meanwhile, he is working on a
number of proposed revisions to the
McCarran “home rule" bill, on which
extensive hearings were concluded
recently by a Senate District sub
committee. This bill, as originally
considered, would provide for the
! election of an enlarged board of
i commissioners and provide for the
| selection by the board of a city
j manager. Senator .McCarran said he
wished to place the suggested re
I visions before the “Home Rule” Sub
| committee before making them pub
lic. The subcommittee is expected
i to meet in the near future but a
I date has not yet been set.
Silver Spring Hospital
Meeting Tomorrow
Groups to Organize
For Civic Project
A community meeting to form &
; Silver Spring hospital corporation
will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow
in the hearing room of the dis
pensary building on Colesvilic road.
Officers will be elected and Joseph
Hayes, chairman of the Hospital
Committee of the allied civic groups
of Silver Spring, will preside. The
committee recently conducted a sur
vey which showed a definite need
for a community hospital.
James W. Gill, attorney, will ex
plain the necessary procedure for
incorporating. The method of ob
taining funds under the Lanham
I Act will be explained by J. J. Bald
win and D. B. Johannes, who re
I cently completed a hospital at Leon
ard town.
Representatives of churches, all
civic and service clubs and doctors
in the Silver Spring area have been
invited to attend.
| ITU Chiefs Will Appear
Before WLB Tomorrow
Officials of the International
, Typographical Union will appear at
a public hearing tomorrow called
■ by the War Labor Board to explain
‘recent work stoppages on newspa
j pers and the union policy toward
them.
Scheduled to appear are Claude
M. Baker, president; Clarence J.
Desper, first vice president; Thomas
A. Holland, second vice president,
and Woodruff Randolph, secretary
treasurer.
The hearing will begin at 10
a.m. in Room 5341 of the Labor
Department.
Two Men Found in Car
III of Monoxide Gas
Two Seat Pleasant (Md.> men wer§
in Casualty Hospital today suffering
from carbon monoxide poisioning.
They were William Wallace. 28. and
Joseph Hall. 18. both colored. The
latter is in critical condition, hospital
attaches said.
Neighbors found the men uncon
scious in Wallace's automobile, in
front of his home, according to
police. Members of the Bladensburg
Fire Department rescue squad gave
the men emergency treatment and
later brought the victims to the hos
pital.
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, S. T and U valid
through January 29.
Points for Fats—Your meat dealer
will pay you two ration points for
every pound of waste kitchen fats
you turn in.
! Sugar—Book No. 4. Stamp 30 valid
for 5 pounds. Through March 31.
; Shoes—Stamp No. 18 in Book No. 1
i 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.
Tire Inspection Deadlines—For A
coupon holders, March 31.
Fuel Oil—Period No. 2 coupons, valid
now, expire FebruaryS. Period
No. 3 coupons, valid now, remain
valid through March 14. No. ?
and 3 coupons good for 10 gallons
per unit. According to the Dis
trict OPA, consumers in thsi area
should not have used more than
48 per cent of their total yearly
fuel oil ration as of January 13.

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