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SOCIETY AND GENERAL
JANUARY 17, 1944. * B 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. 27-Degree Weather Is Forecast Tonight; Warmer Tomorrow Slippery Streets Cause Score of Accidents; Sleds Injure Two 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 urbah buses operated on schedule and airlines reported flights arriv ing and departing from National Airport without interrujftion despite a low celling. 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. 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 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. Arlington County Starts Dime March Business Club Sponsors First Drive Program Arlington County's March of Dimes program was under way today under the sponsorship of the Busi ness and Professional Women’s Club, with Mrs. Laura T. Boldin as chairman. Meanwhile, G. Jeter Jones. State chairman, said Arlington County [last year, with a per capita contri bution of 65 cents, led the Nation [in the ‘ March of Dimes” campaign. The John Lyon Post, Veterans Foreign Wars, will sponsor the drive [today, the Billy Mitchell Post, .American Legion, tomorrow; the Women’s Democratic Club, Wednes day; the Clarendon Rebekah Lodge. Thursday; Women’s Auxiliary of Plumbing and Heating Contractors, Friday; Soroptimists and Venture CJubs, Saturday; Arlington Wom en's Club, January 24; Kiwanis Club, January 25; Ashton Heights, Janu ary 26; Cherrydale Women’s Club, January 27; Clarenford Women’s Club, January 28; Lyon Park Wom en’s Club, January 20, and the final day of the drive, January 31, the Arlington Post of the American Legion. Mrs. Gladys Monroe, chairman of the women’s division of the Infantile Paralysis Fund Committee, yester day named the chairmen of the fund collection to be made in theaters. These include Mrs. Ben Hedrick, Mrs. Edith Rogers, Mrs. Edna Sim mons and Mrs. Arthur Delafield Smith. Mrs. Monroe urged women living near the theaters to offer their ser vices for the collection by contacting her. The eounty-wide drive culminates Silver Spring Hospital Meeting Tomorrow Groups to Organize For Civic Project A community meeting to form a Silver Spring hospital corporation will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the hearing room of the dis pensary building on Colesvillc 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 Act will be explained by J. J. Bald win and D. B. Johannes, who re cently completed a hospital at Leon ardtown. Representatives of churches, all civic and service clubs and doctors In the Silver Spring area have been invited to attend. Virginia Farmers Asked To Withhold Hogs By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Jan. 17.—The State Agriculture Department has re quested Virginia farmers to withhold shipments of hogs to the Richmond stockyards because of the glutting of the market in the last few days. E. V. Covill, supervisor of market news for the department, said farm ers were being asked to voluntarily restrict their shipments until the market could be relieved. He said the markets would not be closed. in the President’s Ball, January 39, at the Washington Golf and Country Club. Fisher, 1518 Twenty-fifth street S.E., who was struck at Twenty-fifth street and Pennsylvania avenue SB., by a sled being used by George Ran dall, 17, and Richard Pugh, 17, of 2319 Minnesota avenue SB. 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 SB., after he had released his grip on another auto pulling his sled. Police said the car was operated by Alma L. Oakes, 22, or 3324 Crawford place SB. 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 SB. 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., fell overboard while working on a boat belonging to Karl W. Corby, a member of the construc tion firm of Camalier & Corby. He was rescued by Gordon Komstick and removed to Emergency 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 SB. 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 when 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 injury 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 SB., 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 Amarioan People." Two Men Found in Car III of Monoxide Gas Two Seat Pleasant (Md.) men were 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. Virginia Senate Sifts Bill to Regulate Postwar Airlines Four Companies Chartered For Intrastate Commerce; First Measure of Kind By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Jan. 17. — Among the bills for consideration by the Senate this week will be one affect ing Virginia’s treatment of what is expected to become a postwar boom in air commerce. The measure was introduced Thursday by Senator Aubrey Weaver and constitutes a tacit acknowledge ment that air transportation is con sidered a worthy competition of other common carriers, including rail and motor vehicle lines. • Four air-line companies have been chartered for intrastate commerce alone, State Corporation Commission records disclose and records of the Civil Aeronautics Board in Wash ington indicate that postwar Vir ginia may be crossed by numerous air lines. First Measure of Kind. The new measure, Judge Lester H. Hooker, chairman of the State Cor poration Commission said, marks the first attempt by the State to regulate air lines, air traffic brokers, set tariffs and demand proper protec tion of passengers and freight. Judge Hooker said the bill would not apply to interstate commerce Insofar as it delivers passengers or freight between points in Virginia. The corporation commission would have the right of "supervising, regu lating and controlling all air carriers doing business in this State. Also, it would be allowed to fix licenses payable by any one conducting an air line for profit, prescribe rules and regulations pertaining to routes and may also, for the first time, issue certificates of public convenience and necessity to the air lines. Already chartered by the commis sion have been the Air Transport Corp., which would establish a line running from Bristol to Norfolk with stops at Roanoke. Lynchburg, Rich mond and Newport News. Five Separate Routes. The Dominion Airways has been chartered to operate all types of air craft including helicopters and lighter-than-alr craft over five sep arate routes—Richmond to Danville via Lynchburg and Roanoke; Rich mond to Virginia Beach via Wil liamsburg, Newport News and Nor folk; Richmond to Staunton via Charlottesville and Waynesboro; Norfolk to Bristol with stops at Emporia, Danville and Martinsville, and a Danville-to-Alexandria route via Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Warrenton. The Blue Ridge Air Lines, Inc., with headquarters at Harrisonburg, began test flights last fall over some of its five runs which include Alex andria to Norfolk via Richmond; Alexandria to Danville via Char lottesville and Lynchburg; Alexan dria to Bristol via Winchester, Harrisonburg; Richmond to Roan oke to Bristol via Blacksburg and Bluefield. The Eastern Shore Transportation Co. proposes a line linking Parksley, Weirwood, Cape Charles, Norfolk Newport News, Williamsburg and Richmond. 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. Hettie W. Dodge and Mrs. Claire Pilcher. Schools Will Receive More Rationed Food Under New ORA 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 Pood 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. Based on Number Served. Allowances announced today rep resent an appreciable increase in the 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 hall 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 a« 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. Separate Daily Count. Dating from January 1, all schools 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 r* 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 the 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. '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. HOLE WHERE ARLINGTON CHILD DROWNED—Workmen shown pumping water today from a 4Vfe-foot deep ditch where Thomas Grayson, 2-y'ear-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand V. Grayson, 4335 South Thirty-sixth street, drowned yesterday. The ditch is located in front of 4203 South Thirty-sixth street and was dug to repair a leaking water main. —Star Staff Photo. 'Paint Brush Brigade' Gives Colorto Teen-Age Church Club The “paint bucket brigade” takes over a room in the base ment of the Grace Church parish hall, 209 South Patrick street, Alexandria, to serve as a clubroom for teen-agers. Left to right, are Loretta Jacobs, 15, 407 West Mason View avenue; Lorraine Ellison, 16, 18'West Caton avenue; Robin Rau, 14, 515 Duke street, and Calvin Major, 17,102 West Myrtle street. —Star Staff Photo. A teen-age club room has begun to take shape in Alexandria as a result of the work done by a ‘‘paint brush brigade,” over the week end on the basement room of the Grace Church -parish hall at 209 South Patrick street. Originally pressed into service to handle the overflow from the Sat urday night dances in the main part of the parish hall, the room is now being redecorated by the young people to serve as a Satur day night refreshment room, and possibly as a room which the teen agers can use for informal gather ings on evenings when no dance is planned. Its comfort as a clubroom will depend on donations of second hand rugs, chairs and lamps which the group hope some kind friends will give them. The Alexandria teen-age club is a very young organization, but a lusty one for its age. boasting in the neighborhood of 500 members though it was started less than two months ago. Alan Hell, city director of rec reation, called the first meeting of representatives from schools, church and scout groups November 13, and a dance was held Novem ber 27 in the parish hall which was attended by 140 teen-agers. The executive committee had split up into groups and obtained the use of the hall, arranged for soft drinks and other refreshments to be purchased at cost and resold at retail prices, obtained the loan of a juke box, and had done some interior decoration on the hall. An admission charge of 25 cents was fixed for all members, and the only requisite for membership is to attend one dance and register. Saturday night's dance was the sixth party held by the group, all of which drew an average crowd of 250. A Christmas dance, held during vacation, was the occasion for re placing the juke box'with a real orchestra, paid for with funds from admission charges and resale of refreshments. Arlington Child, 2, Drowns in Uncovered Construction Ditch Artificial Respiration Administered Two Hours In Effort to Revive Boy Thomas Grayson, 2-year-old son j of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand V. Gray j son, 4335 South Thirty-sixth street, I Arlington, was drowned yesterday when he wan dered from his ! home and fell | into a water shed uncov ered construc tion ditch in front of 4203 South Thirty sixth street. Police said the child was pulled from the hole, dug to repair a water main in the Fairlington housing devel opment, by 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 10 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. j.ne cnua was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m. by Arlington County Coroner W. C. Welbourn. A. T. Lund berg, head of the county water department, said Fairlingtpn 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»$ feet wide by 4% feet deep, was dug Thursday or Friday by the contract ing firm of Thompson Sc 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. « i ! Virginia Cities'-Debt ■Reported Far Above National Average Municipalities League Is Conducting Series Of Studies of Finances By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Jan. 17.—Virginia's ; 24 cities had a cross bonded irrirbt edness of 5139.075.295 at the end of 1942 and a per capita debt far in ex cess of the average for American cities, the League of Virginia Mu nicipalities reported yesterday in one of a series of studies of muni cipal finances. Per capita gross bonded debt for Virginia cities of 100,000 to 250,000 population was reported to be $244 as compared to a national average of $112 cities of similar size; $164 for cities of 50,000 to 100,000 as com pared to a national average of $99, and $133 for cities of 30,000 to 50, 000 population, compared to $77 as the national average. The report said, however, that while these figures indicate a high bonded indebtedness for the Vir ginia cities, “it is felt that the com parison is not entirely fair.” There was no special assessment debt reported for the Virginia cities in addition to the bonded debt whereas in other cities throughout the United States there is a con siderable amount of special assess ment debt in addition to the general bonded inebtedness. Also, the actual bonded debt bur den of cities throughout the United States, the report added, is probably greater than indicated, since their citizens presumably have to pay off part of the debt of the county in which the city is situated. In Vir ginia, cities are separate politically and financially from the adjacent counties. The total sinking fund of Virginia cities as of December 31, 1942, was $38,302,159 and the total net debt was $100 773,136. The weighted average per capita total net debt for the 24 cites was $130. Extremes in the per capita total net debt for the 24 cities was $130. Extremes in the percapita total net debt ranged from a high of $193 to a low of $17. District Heights Citizens Install New Officers John W. Hamilton has been in stalled as president of the District Heights Citizens’ Association. Others installed were E. Kimball, vice presi dent; R. L Simpson, secretary, and Mrs. W. P. White, treasurer. Members of the Executive Com mittee, which includes association officers, are G. I. Hightower, L. T Rohan and L. T. Gates. Committee chairmen include C, V. E. Edfeldt, building; Mr. Simp son, membership; J. 4K. Pumpelly transportation; Mr. Kimball, laws; Mr. Hightower, publicity; J. o. Mul likin, civic improvements; Mr. Ro han, sanitation: Mrs. J. W. Moran, child welfare; Mr. Gates, entertain ment, and Mr. Kimball, community development. Delegates to the Prince Georges County Federation of Citizens’ As sociations include Mr. Hightower J. P. Hutchison, Mr. Simpson, Mrs R. L. Simpson and Mr. Hamilton. Virginia Legislature Awaits Introduction Of Appropriations Bill Both Houses Prepared To Handle Avalanche Of New Measures By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Jan. 17.—The Vir ginia General Assembly, convening today lor its first full business week, found interest chiefly centered on the introduction before the House of Delegates of Gov. Darden’s rec ord omnibus appropriations bill em bodying expenditures recommended by the Governor in his proposed budget of mor£ than $235,000,000 for the biennium. Delegate Charles C. Louderback, Page County, chairman of the Com mittee on Appropriations, was ex pected to introduce the bill. Committees in both Houses have completed preparations for han dling an anticipated avalanche of legislation, but do not expect to begin serious work until Wednes day Soldier Vote Action Due. Three matters which are expected to come up early are the soldier vote, air traffic regulation and the boiler inspection bills. At the same time it is indicated that two school reform measures may be sent to the Assembly for early action. One, the teacher pay proposal, however, probably will tfewait action on the appropriations bill. The other is a proposal to raise the minimum age for compulsory school attendance in Virginia from 15 to 16 years. The soldier vote bill provides the payment of $l-a-year pensions to Virginia servicemen in this war to allower their participation in com ing elections without payment of the required capitation tax. No serviceman pensioned by the State is required to pay the poll tax. It was introduced into the Senate by Senator John 8. Battle, Char lottesville, and five other member* of that chamber. Air Measure Held Vital. The air traffic regulation bill pro foundly affects Virginia’s air com merce over this State, proponents of the measure say. Two measures on boiler insnection are before the legislators. On the opening day the House and Senate received identical bills unde: which a six-man board controlling boiler inspection rules would be formed. Members would be appointed by the Governor and the sixth would be the commissioner of industry and labor. Also scheduled to come before the Assembly today is addenda to the Governor’s budget message in which an appropriation of $2,200, 000 is recommended to provide ad ditional vocational training facil 1 ities on various sections of the State to be designated by the State Board of Education. Stresses Training. Gov. Darden, in the 6,000-word addition to his message, emphasized the necessity for expanding training faculties because of the recent shortage in skilled labor in nearly ev.ery trade, art and craft. “We are now and shall continue to provide reasonably adequate higher educational facilities for the boys and girls graduated from our high schools,” the Governor said in his addendum. “But we have for some time recognized a deficiency in facilities for training our young men and women in various vocations which are indispensable in our pres ent economic and social system,” he added. Other major matters before the Assembly this week will include nom ination and probable election of un contested vacancies. including judgeships, to be decided by the i legislators. These elections are ex pected to come befor§ a joint caucus at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the hall of the House of Delegates. Heading the list of such candidates will be i former Senator Harvey B. Apper son, Roanoke, who is to be elected to the State Corporation Commis sion to suceed the late Judge Wil liam Meade Fletcher. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Graduation to Be Jan. 28 Eleven students of the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School will re ceive graduating diplomas at com mencement exercises at the school January 28. the principal, Thomas W. Pyle, has announced. It will be the first midyear graduation for students of a senior high school in the county. Members of the class are Jeanne Andrews, Mary R. Metz, John L. Bryan. Frederick A. Garlock, Charles W. Johnson, Paul W. Mertz, jr„ Daniel J. O’Brien, William R. Sinclair, Donald Snyder, Gale S. Stringham and Ronald W. Young. The speaker will be Dr. Ben D. Wood, Columbia College, New York. ■Mi ■ Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.— Book No. 4, green stamps D, E and P valid through January 20. Stamps G. H and J valid through February 20. Meats, Fats, Etc. — Book No. 3, i brown stamps R. S. T and U valid i 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 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 February!!. Period No. 3 coupons, valid now, remain valid through March 14. No. 3 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 17.