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WASHINGTON, D. C. SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 38, 1944. B Planners Get Adverse Report On River Dams Settle Withholds Details of Study By Olmstead An adverse report on the" pro posed Potomac River power project, based on an independent study made by Frederick Law Olmstead. consultant of the National Park Service, was submitted today to the National Park and Planning Com mission. Withholding details of the report, Secretary Thomas S. Settle merely said it stated the well-known oppo sition of the commission to any proposed power development in the vicinity of Great Falls. . Mr. Olmstead. in discussing his report to the commission, empha sized that in 1928 the commission had opposed any plan that would “destroy or impair the most natural and unique park east of the Missis sippi River." Will Be Submitted to Board. The Olmstead report eventually will be submitted to the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, although the Planning Commission has taken no definite action on it. Mr. Settle served notice on organiza tions opposed to the proposal to build dams above and below Great Falls that the Army engineers will conduct public hearings in the spring or summer. The District Engineer Office. Corps of Engineers, has been making an extensive study of power and water conservation in the Potomac under authority of the Flood Control Act of 1936. It also will report its recom mendations to the board. Similar SJudies Made. The project is one of similar stud ies being made by Army engineers in all of the principal river basins of the country. Tire Planning Commission and the National Parks Service are vitally concerned with any proposal of this kind in the Potomac River above Washington. Both agencies are interested in preservation of the whole Great Falls area, in connec tion with the George Washington Memorial Parkway, which extends from Mount Vernon to the Falls. The planning officials are tem porarily maintaining a position of strict neutrality in connection with Washington’s lively housing contro versy. Await Full Testimony. We believe there is a need for both orivate as well as public hous ing development in Washington,” Secretary Settle said in explaining the position of the Planning Com mission. Until the realtors have presented their case in full before the Senate District Subcommittee, the plan ning agency explained late yester day, it will keep fjom making any ' definite recommendations in connec- ' tion with future housing develop-' ment. For this reason, the commission left its own decision in the hands of its Legislative Committee, composed of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, 3d. chair man, and A. E. Demaray, acting ex- : ecutive officer of the National Park Service. Gen. Grant discussed the situa tion with his colleagues yesterday afternoon. While the commission felt that the National Capital Hous ing Authority is “doing a good job with limited funds.” the opinion also was expressed that there is need.1 also, for private development. “In Sympathy” With Amendments. The commission took no action yesterday afternoon on the Mc Carran bill amending the Aliev Dwelling Authority Act so that the local housing agency can conduct its own program in substandard areas other than inhabited alleys. t It was in connection with these discussions that the planners ex pressed themselves as “in sympathy" with the amendments. The housing question, whichever position the commission finally as sumes, is closely related to the pro posed urban rehabilitation bill. Al fred Bcttman, expert consultant who has drafted such a bill for the District, again took it up with the commission. Several further changes were suggested by interested agen cies. and therefore a redraft of the legislation will be submitted next month. The essentials, however, were not changed. Meeting with the planning group today for the final session were members of the Joint Committee on the National Capital. District OPA to Continue Advance Issue of Fuel Oil Officials of the national OPA said today that Petroleum Administrator Ickes' statement yesterday that no advances can be made on consumer fuel oil rations will not affect the District OPA plan under which per sons with less than 100 gallons in period 4 coupons can exchange their period 5 coupons fm- immediate use. Mr. Ickes said the petroleum situ ation in the East is so tight that it would be impossible to advance the validity date ration coupons. It was explained that Mr. Ickes was opposed to a general validation of period 5 coupons. Oil supplies of the type used in private homes have been relatively good here, and the local OPA was authorized by the regional office to make the change. Fuel oil dealers claim it will save them thousands of miles of travel by delivery trucks, and a resultant saving in tires, gaso line and equipment. Advisory Group Urges Funds for Defense Office Contending the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office has aided in com bating juvenile delinquency, assisted "the District’s ration boards and con tributed to welfare and recreation programs for servicemen, the Ad visory Committee of the CDVO has voted to request that the Commis sioners continue the agency’s opera tion through the fiscal year 1944-5. Appointed by the Commissioners to supervise the agency’s operation, the committee has recommended that its request for an appropriation of nearly $10,000 be approved. Re cently the CDVO was placed on an inactive status and has operated on reserve funds. CHERRY QUEEN SELECTED — Nancy Awtrey (center) was chosen Cherry Queen of George Washington University at a | dance at the Shoreham Hotel last night. Virginia Nalls (left), social chairman of the Student Council, presented the trophy, and Mary Ring (right), editor of the Cherry Tree, presented a corsage. A native of Blufftown, S. C., Miss Awtrey is a senior and a member of Kappa Gamma Sorority.—Star Staff Photo. Corcoran Exhibition Of Durston Sketches To Be Opened Sunday Artist Whose Drawings Appear in The Star to Have 'One-Man' Show An exhibit of 30 drawings lay. Helen Gatch Durston, whose sketches ap pear in The Star each Saturday, will be opened in the Corcoran Art Gal lery on Sunday. All but on#-of the sketches in the display depict scenes in Washington or nearby areas and have been re produced in The Star. The remain ing drawing, entitled "White Christ mas,” was done in Buffalo, N. Y„ when Mrs. Durston lived there sev eral years ago. It was drawn, she said, from the window of the apart ment in which she lived, and is one of her favorites. The exhibit, which will be open from Sunday through March 12, is Mrs. Durston’s first "one-man” show-, although she has participated in sev eral other displays. The artist said she was ‘ frankly honored” by the opportunity given her to show some of her work in the Corcorrih gallery. The drawings will be hung in Gal lery No. 40, in the southeast corner of the main floor. The Corcoran is open daily from 9 a m. to 4:30 p m., except? Mondays, when the hours are from noon to 4:30. and Sundays, froifi 2 to 5 p.m. Admission at all times is free. Included among the Washington scenes are many which were fav orites when they were published in The Star. Some of them are: The Supreme Court, which has been loaned by Capt. Philip G. Lauman: Dome of St. Matthew's Church. Con stitution Avenue, Public Library loaned by Theodore W. Noyes: Con necticut Avenue Rush Hour. St.1 John's Church, Franklin Park, loaned by Charles H. Tompkins: Old Inn. in Upper Marlboro. Md.: Flower Market, at Connecticut avenue and R street N.W.: Old Fairfax iVa.l Courthouse. National Cathedral. Jef ferson Memorial, George Washing ton House in Bladensburg. Md.: Oc togan House at Eighteenth street and New York avenue N.W., Cosmos Club, from Lafayette Park, and the corner of Fourteenth street and Pennsylvania N.W. Mrs. Durston studied lithography under Bolton Brown and spent some time in Europe studying archi tectural ornament. Her sketches first appeared in The Star in Decem ber. 1942. 55 D. C. Men Ordered To Report Tomorrow Seventeen District selectees, found qualified for the naval forces on pre induction examination, have been ordered to report for induction at the Navy Recruiting Station tomor row, while 38 other men, inducted into the Army January 29. will re port for active duty tomorrow. Those reporting for induction into the Navy follow: P"ifrr. George A. Hartsflrld. David Sailer, Joe R. Jennings. Eugene T. A’cherson. Augustus Johnson, Hpnrv Atkinson. Andrew L Mackie. Wilson Cochins. Arthur J. Mitchell. Maxwell N CogdclI. Amos W. Payne. Ellis A Coleman, Bernard F. Reid. George Daniels. Alva H. Stanard. Edgar N. Hall. John W. The following men will report to the Army for active duty: Anderson. Herman Williams, N. C. Wilson. Ellsworth Gnffney. Lawrence J Brown. Franklin, jr. Davis. Augustus A. Glover. George O. Dandridge. Edward Belton. Frank, jr. Pomoy. Coyet A. Carter, James W. Harrison. Edward J. Smith Christopher C. Cook. Richard Bell. Alfred F. Douglas. Milton C. Lemons. Artie V.. sr. Belton. Abrom Davis. Alfred Cromarlie. Fred J. Carter. Richard E. Briscoe. Victor R. King. John F. Williams. Jas. D.. sr. Brownlee. W. R. Bussie, Robert Lucas. Charles J. Abernathy Henry A. Gantt. Lurmon H. Brown. Lawrence E. Dix. Eugene W. Smallwood. Jas. W. Greenwell Jesse C. Roshon. Cecil P. Ross, Clarence E. Flood. Joseph X. Moore. Luther Little. Robert S. McMahon Reappointment Confirmed by Senate The reappointment of Judge John P. McMahon for another term on the Municipal Court bench was con firmed by the Senate unanimously late yesterday. Judge McMahon was given his first appointment by President Wilson 26 years ago and has served continuously. Draft Aid Center Hours Changed The Draft Aid Centei* ad visory service for the families of drafted men, will open an hour earlier and close two hours earlier because of the rush of business in the morning. The new hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. t The new hours were decided on at two meetings of the vol unteer staff of the center this week. The center, where pros pective selectees and their families are advised about a variety of problems from hous ing to allotments, is located in the United States Informa tion Center, Fourteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue N.W. Partial Holiday Slated Here in Observance of Washington Birthday U. S. Offices to Stay Open; District Government, Schools to Close George Washington's birthday an niversary Tuesday will be a holiday for banks. District government em ployes, 85.000 public school children and some private offices, but Federal Government employes will work as usual. High lights of the anniversary celebration will include: Annual meeting of the Washing ton National Monument Society at 12:15 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club, Seventeenth and H streets N.W. Annual reading in the Senate of Washington's farewell address, b\ Senator Thomas, Democrat, of Utah. Meeting of the Association of Old est Inhabitants at 10:30 a.m. at the old Union Ergine House. Midwinter convocation of George Washington University at 8 p.m. in Constitution Hall. Inasmuch as the holiday falls early in the week, no appreciable in crease in travel is expected by trans portation agencies. Most downtown retail stores will observe part-holiday, opening at the usual morning hour and closing at 1 p.m . with the exception of several which will close at 2 p.m. it was an nounced by Edward D. Shaw, sec retary of the Merchants and Manu facturers Association. Coal mer chants generally will close at 2 p.m., he added. Firms which will be closed all dav. Mr. Shaw said, are Brewood, Galt & Bro., George F. Muth Co.. Inc.; Charles G. Stott & Co., E. Morrison Paper Co., W. and J. Sloane, Safeway ! Stores, A. & P. Food Stores anti American Stores. The past year’s activities at the Washington Monument Grounds will be reviewed at the Monument Society meeting, to be presided over j by Frederic A. Delano, first vice president. Since the administration of President Andrew Jackson, the President of the United States has served as president ex-officio of the society. Its membership, limited to 18 unofficial members and the Gov ernors of the 48 States as ex-officio vice presidents, includes Chief Stone, second vice president; Theodore W. Noyes, treasurer and oldest living member, and William R. Harr, secre tary. Col. F. V. Fitzgerald Gets Overseas Post For two years after Pearl Harbor, Col. Francis V. Fitzgerald, who wanted to see real action, had to occupy a War Department swivel chair and interpret official war news for an in satiable public appetite. Now he has attained his de sired g o a 1—an overseas assign ment to dish out combat news "somewhere” in Europe. As chief of the War Intelli gence Division. Bureau of Public Relations, "Fitz" was practically unknown to the Col. FittferUd. public. But he was the man who compiled and issued several hun dred War Department communi ques and the official who interpreted impartially for reporters and arm chair strategists the latest war de velopments. So when word passed around that “Fitz” is going overseas at last,” news and radio reporters gave him a wrist watch and a farewell party as a slight token of esteem and affection. For “Fitz" always func tioned like a newspaperman's idea of how a public relations officer sholild. His successor in office is Lt. Col. Albert L. Warner, who also gives the weekly war review during the widely heard Army Hour program. After graduating from the Army Industrial College, Col. Fitzgerald entered the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. There, for two years, he garnered most of the academic prizes and led nis class in 1931-32. The Army War College was his next goal and after his graduation in 1935 he became a reliable “right arm” in matters of Army policy. Col. Fitzgerald entered the Army during the last World War and be fore then was successfully a news paper reporter, political editor and city editor on Western newspapers. Homemakers to Meet The Northern Virginia Home makers’ section of the American Home Economics Association will meet at 2 p.m. next Friday at the home of Mrs. Kenneth W. Ingwal son, 3276 South Utah street, Fair lington, Arlington. Northern Vir ginia home economics graduates have been Invited to attend. War Bond Sales * Reach Total of $99,000,000 Volunteers Urged to Stress Purchases By Individuals Fourth War Loan sales here through yesterday reached a grand total of $99,000,000, or 104 per cent of quota, the District War Finance Committee announced today as bond volunteers were u’-ged by campaign officials to stress pur chases by individuals. The brekdown released to day showed individual purchases amounting to $42,600,000, or 80.4 per cent of goal; E bonds, $26,600, 000, or 88.7 per cent of quota, and corporatious-associations. 56.400, 000, or 134.3 per cent. Although the drive ended official ly Tuesday night. Treasury officials have announced that sales of series E, F and G bonds and series C notes reported through February 29 would be counted toward the cam paign total. Activities Listed. Activities in connection with the bond drive today included: Announcement by Gorman Prince, in charge of air-raid warden mes sengers, that the 5.000 boys and girls would continue their door-to-door canvass for pledges for the re mainder of the month. Rally tonight at the Del Rio Club, in conjunction with Loews Capitol Theater, with War Bonds necessary to make reservations. Stars will in clude Kathryn Grayson, screen singer: Art Kassel's orchestra and Denorah and her Latin American orchestra. fcxtra hales Reported. Sale of $14,275 in extra bonds re ported by J. L. Freeman, office man ager of the Continental Baking Co. They included $5,950 through in creased payroll savings. Subscriptions totaling $30,125 an nounced by David B. Karrick, bond chairman for the transfer and trucking industry. A bond dance will be held at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Turner's Arena by the Federal Employes' Recreational Council. The group will be host to wounded veterans from Walter Reed and the Bethesda Naval Hos-! pitals. The Italian-American Victory Council, comprising 22 Italian or ganizations, will hold a rally at 3 p.m. Sunday in Carpenters' Hall, Tenth and K streets N.W. Mason May Ask Congress For Funds for Gallinger Blocked in efforts to get funds from the Federal Works Agency for construction of new out-patient clinic and warehouse facilities at Gallinger Hospital. Commissioner Mason indicated yesterday he will attempt to get an appropriation from Congress, probably in the Dis trict budget now pending. The FWA denied the request for funds, saying Lanham Act money was "almost exhausted" for use in the Washington Metropolitan Area/ It further recommended that pres ent facilities now in use at the hos- \ pital in two old wooden buildings! be continued until the war emer gency is over. Commissioner Mason said he would ask the municipal architect to prepare plans for a new building, and an estimate of cost. Dependency Pay Free Of Tax, ODB Points Out Army wives and other depend ents were reminded by the Office of Dependency Benefits today that they need not pay income taxes on family allowances or allotments of pay. Brig. Gen. H. N. Gilbert, director of ODB, said many inquiries had come from anxious dependents of Army personnel about income taxes. The only possible exception to the rule, he said, are divorced wives receiving allotments or allowances in payment of alimony. Divorced wives were advised to consult their Internal Revenue office for a spe cific ruling. 31 New Scarlet Fever Cases Reported Here Thirty-one more District residents were stricken with scarlet fever yes terday, the Health Department re ported today. this raises the total to 874 cases since January 1. Of this number. 595 are still under treatment and 2 have died. !■■ ■ MM—■ WTaw. . ■JP.S,,'*.\*rm> W i,*.f... v 3—y.s /*tW V NAVY PLANE CRASHES—This is what remained of a twin-engined Navy transport plane which crashed yesterday in Montgomery County, Md., killing the pilot and co-pilot and in juring three Navy men and a civilian. One of the motors was knocked off and the fuselage was battered as the plane crashed into a wooded area and landed, bottom side up, on a dairy farm 9 miles northwest of Rockville. —Star Staff Photo. Roosevelt Denies Using Pressure lor Slattery Resignation President Says He Hadn't Heard of Trouble Recently President Roosevelt told his press conference today that he had sent no message to Harry Slattery, rural electrification administrator, who told a House agriculture subcom mittee hearing Wednesday that the White House had brought pressure on him to resign. According to Mr. Slattery’s testi mony, *he resignation had been urged by Jonathan W. Daniels of the presidential secretariat on three different occasions and once by Secretary ftf Agriculture Wickard. Saying that he had not seen Mr. Slattery, tire President told re porters he knew there had been i trouble in the REA several months ago. but that he hadn't heard any thing recently. A reporter said there seemed a very definite effort was being macie to involve the President and the White i House in the REA troubles. Mr. Roosevelt said it would be difficult to do that. The Chief Executive also said that Leo T. Crowley will remain as ad ministrator of the Foreign Eco nomic Administration even though he steps out as alien property custodian. The President was asked about the reports that Mr. Crowley was resigning from the alien property post and said tj»at that had been in the cards for some time. He described the FEA job as Mr. Crow ley’s principal work. Fourth Sanitation Charge Costs D. C. Grocer $75 After forfeiting $50 collateral on Tuesday for his fourth violation of the food handling laws, Samuel Eg ber. a grocer, was ordered to appear in Municipal Court yesterday by Judge George D. Neilson and fined an additional S25. Egber. who operates the Pythian Meat Market at 1118 U street N.W., was charged with having a dirty meat case and meat slicer. Also fined were: William C. Gray, operator oi the Fairfax Restaurant. 3837 Pennsyl vania avenue S.E.. $25. for having dirty drinking glasses: Benjamin Radwin. operator of Radwins Gro cery, 301 K street N.E.. $15. for hav ing dirty floors and dirty meat slicer: George Cornwell, of Corn wells. Inc., 1329 G street N.W., $10. for having a dirty stove and kitchen floor. David Porten. operator of the Pennsylvania Drug Co.. 1301 E street N.W., forfeited $50 on a charge of failing to keep soiled linen and clothing covered. Rubber Footwear Price Increased by OPA By the Associated Press. The Office of Price Administra tion today announced an increase in the iretail price of waterproof rubber footwear, but said it would be offset by better wearing quality. Rubber galoshes and rubber boots, now being produced with more syn thetic and less reclaimed rubber, will cost approximately '6 per cent more than the so-called Victory line of such merchandise, the agency said. I hat Income Tax — No. 5 Take Just One Step at a I ime To Avoid the Tax 'Jitters' • By theWssociatP? Press. Take one steD at a time. That's the most important thing to keep in mind while filling out vour 1943 income tax return. Follow each numbered direction on the return and forget about the other directions until you get to them. What makes so many tax payers panicky is their confusion when they see it—and try to figure out in a hurried reading—the large number of printed directions on the return. Study Instructions. Before starting to fill out the re turn, have on hand the pamphlet of instructions that accompanied your return and your work sheets with the necessary figures. These es sential figures are: 1. Total 1943 income before taxes were withheld. 2. Amount of incom# and victory taxes withheld. 3. Your tax on 1942 income and the portion of it you paid in 1943. 4. The tax paid, if any, with dec laration of estimated tax September 15 and December 15. Your employer should have given you a statement of your 1943 wages before withholding and of the amount withheld. Figures giving your 1942 tax and the amount you paid on it should have been on a slip in the envelope with your 1943 tax blank. This slip is form No. 1125. Allowable deductions listed on work sheets will help you fill out the long form, 1040. If you use the short form, 1040A, you do not take any deductions except the credit for dependents. Deductions are auto matically provided on the short form. Caution Urged. Don't get jittery about the “un forgiveij" tax. Just follow the di rections and if you have the neces sary figures mentioned above it is computed automatically on both the long and short forms. Figuring the victory tax calls for more compli cated arithmetic, but if you can do simple decimals and percentages it shouldn’t be too tough. Many internal revenue offices are swamped with taxpayers seeking help in making out their returns. If you run into a lot of trouble, ob tain the aid of an acquaintance ex perienced in tax matters or some other reliable adviser. But don’t delay making out your return until the last minute. A rush job may result in costly mistakes or omis sions. (Tomorrow: Exceptions for Servicemen.) OP A Pork Bonus Starts Revolt; Pig Runs Away 200 Points on the Hoof. —Star Staff Photo. A 40-pound pig, obviously worried by the OPA announcement of an other ‘pork bonus." grunted and squealed protestingly today in the basement of the first precinct sta tion, where he was held after his capture early this morning by eight policemen and a couple of interested citizens as he made a break for lib erty in the Southwest section of the city. Pvts. John W. Trotter and George V. Davis spotted the pig as they cruised in a police car near Sixth and F streets S.W. But it wasn’t until three more scout cars, six more policemen and several bystanders joined the chase that the pig was captured in a doorway in the 500 block of Fourth street S.W. The pig will be held at the Dis trict Pound for 20 days and then advertised for sale and disposed of to the highest bidder at auction if its owner doesn’t show up. Mrs. Oscar A. Eklund Dies in Brookmont After Long Illness Mrs. Pennell Crosby Eklund. 44, wife of Oscar A. Eklund. Washing ton contractor and builder, died toda> at her home, 6360 Ridge drive. Brookimnt. Md., after several months’ illness. She was an edi torial assistant on the Journal of Electrical Workers here. Born in Wausau, Wis.. Mrs. Ek lund spent most of her early life in Rhinelander, Wis., and after graduating from high school there attended Beloit College and later the Minneapolis School of Art. She studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1922. She entered the newspaper field as a reporter on the Minnesota Daily Star in Minneapolis. A mem ber of the house organ of the North western National Bank, Mrs. Eklund had also done department store ad vertising work. She had been with the Journal of Electrical Workers since 1926. when she became a resi dent of Montgomery County, Md. Former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Civic League of Brookmont. Mrs. Eklund also had been in civilian defense work of that community. She was an avid horse woman and angler and for many years had campaigned for a bridal path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. A member of Beta Sigma Phi. honorary journalism fraternity, she also was a member of the American Newspaper Guild. Besides her husband. Mrs. Eklund is survived by two brothers. Harold Crosby. Madison, Wis., and Charles Crosby. Richmond, Va.. and two sis ters, Mrs. Elizabeth Beer. Aguilar. Colo., and Mrs. Florence Peck. Green Bay, Wis. Funeral arrangements are being completed at Gawler's funeral home, 1755 Pennsylvania avenue N.W. Presbyterians to Build 3 New District Churches Plans to build three churches in new sections of the city lacking church facilities have been approved by the Washington City Presbytery. The projects will be located in District Heights, lower Congress Heights and at Sunny Brook, north east of the Defense highway. The Rev. Ralph K. Merker, super intendent of missions of the Wash ington City Presbytery, will direct the enterprise, assisted by the Rev. John Bailey Kelly, pastor of George town Presbyterian Church and chairman of the Presbyter’s Mission Committee. The sites have been allocated by the Federation of Churches. The Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., will contribute financial assistance. Fish Resource Study Voted The Senate Commerce Committee yesterday approved a bill directing the Fish and Wildlife Service to in vestigate the fish resources of the United States. Weeks Is Appointed To D. C. Committee, Succeeding Holman Other GOP Vacancies Are Announced After Party Conference Senator Weeks, Republican, of Massachusetts, sworn into office Tuesday as the successor to Sen ator Lodge, who resigned to return to military service, today was named a member of the Senate District Committee. Senator Weeks fills the committee post left vacant by the recent resig nation of Senator Holman, Repub lican, of Oregon from the committee. Senator Weeks said he hoped to be able to attend most of the com mittee meetings and that while he feit he was “a bit green ' on Capital affairs, he hoped he would be able to help in handling legislative matters dealing with the District. Other Assignments Made. The appointment of Senator Weeks to the District Committee was announced by Senator White of Maine, acting minority leader, after a Republican conference passed on a number of Republican committee assignments. Senator Shipstead of Minnesota was made a member of the Senate Rules Committee; Senator Austin of Vermont was transferred from Judiciary to the Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Holman was appointed to the committees’ Man ufactures and Rules. Other hcanges in Republican as signments are: Senator Thomas ol Idaho leaves the Rules Committee and goes to the Military Affaire Committee; Senator Brooks of Illi nois leaves the Pensions Commit tee and goes to Naval Affairs; Sena tor Brewster leaves Naval Affairs and becomes a member of the Fi nance Committee. Additional Changes. Senator Burtoif of Ohio is made a member of the Pensions Committee. Senator Ball of Minnesota leaves the Banking and Currency Committee and becomes a member of the Ap propriations Committee. Senator Tobey. Republican, of New Hamp shire was named to the Territories and Insular Affairs Committee. Senator Bushfield of South Dakota becomes a member of the Judiciarv group, leaving Post Offices and Post Roads: Senator Hawks of New Jer sey leaves Education and I abor and goes to Banking and Currency. In addition to being made a member of the District Committee. SenatBr Weeks was named a member of the Interoceanic Canals. Education and Labor. Post Offices and Post Roads and the Public Buildings and Grounds. Psychologist to Speak Dr. Frederick W. Bailes. Los An geles psychologist and physician and author of the book "Your Mind Can Heal You." will speak at 8 o'clock to night at the First Divine Science Church in the Eastern Star Property, 2600 Sixteenth street N.W. daily Rationing Reminders fftt Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.— Book No. 4. green stamps G, H, and J valid through February 20. Stamps K, L and M valid through March 20. Meats, Fats, Etc. — Book No. 3. stamps V, W and X valid through February 26. Stamp Y good through March 20. Stamp Z be comes valid February 20 and good through March 20. Points for Fais—Your meat dealer will pay two ration points for every pound of waste kitchen fats you turn in. j Sugar—Book No. 4. Stamp 30 valid for 5 pounds through March 31. Book No. 4, stamp 40 good for 5 pounds for home canning through February 28, 1945. Shoes—Stamp No. 18 in Book No 1 and stamp 1 on the “airplane" sheet of Book No. 3 valid for an indefinite period. Gasoline—No. 9-A coupons good for 3 gallons through May 8, B. B-l, C and C-l coupons good for 2 gal longs each. These coupons will expire on date indicated on indi vidual books. B-2 and C-2 cou pons in books issued since De cember 1 are good for 5 gallons each. Tire Inspection Deadlines—For A coupon holders, March 31. For B coupon holders, February 29. Fuel Oil—Period No. 3 coupons good through March 14. Period No. 4 coupons valid through September 30. Nos. 3 and 4 coupons good for 10 gallons per unit. Period No. 5 coupons may be exchanged for No. 4s and used now if holder has 100 gallons or less in No. 4 cou pons. According to the District OPA, consumers in this area should not have used more than 65 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of February 14. 7 Navy Planes, Trainer Crash in D. C. Area; 2 Die Officers Are Killed When Transport Hits Trees in Montgomery Seven Navy planes, four of which were a part of a six plane squadron, were involved yesterday in a series of eight crashes in Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. Two Navy officers were killed and three other Navy men and a ci vilian were injured when their twin-engined Navy transport plane, which had circled Washington for almost three hours in dense fog, crashed on a Montgomery County dairy farm between Travilah and Pennyfield Lock, about nine miles northwest of Rockville. No re ports of casualties were available in the other accidents. All names in the Montgomery crash were withheld pending noti fication of next of kin. The four injured men were reported in good condition today at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Three planes of the six-plane Navy squadron crashed near Mont ross. Va., and the fourth plane crashed near Quantico. The other two planes landed safely. Two Other Crashes. In two other accidents involving Navy planes, one crashed at Elkins, W. Va.. and another at Millington! Md. In an accident involving a private plane, Morris Powell. 16, of Waynqsboro, Va.. was injured slightly when his training plane crashed near Staunton. Three flyers were reported to have parachuted to safety yesterday from a plane at Marlboro. Md„ but Army and Navy officials had no confirma tion of the report. Prince Georges County police said the flyers landed on the Marlboro race track. The plane was reported to have landed later near Bowie. The plane that crashed in Mont gomery County had taken off from Quonset Point, R. I., and was en route to the Naval Air Station at Anacostia. Survivors said the plane ran out of gas as they sought des perately for a place to make a forced landing. One of the plane's occupants, the mechanic, walked away from the wreckage in search for help. He was taken to the nearby Hatton Waters dairy farm by two electricians who met him on a roadway as they rushed to the crash scene. They had heard the crash while making in stallations on a nearby farm. Didn't See Trees Soon Enough. | The mechanic said tree tops into j which the plane crashed weren't visible until the plane was right on 1 them. The plane first hit a tree atop a 150-foot hill, after which it somersaulted down into a gully on jthe old Pennyfieid farm. While the planes wings were sheered off, small trees on the side of the hill cushioned the fall and w'ere credited with saving the lives of the sur vivors. Atlee Burroughs. Pepco employe at Rockville, and Walter Harman, a Rockville electrician, the first men to reach the scene, said they were barely able to see the plane as it passed overhead just before the crash. Mr Burroughs said the mo tor made a loud roar just before the crash. While Mr. Harman helped the me jchanic put in a call for help, Mr. Burroughs went to the wreckage and began giving first aid to survivors with equipment carried on his Pepco truck. Writes to Wife. Mrs. Mabel Thomas, tenant on the Hatton Waters' farm, treated the injured mechanic who was bleed ing from a cut on the head. One of j his first requests after telephoning for help, she said, was for stationery to write his wife who is expecting a baby. The Rockville Rescue Squad car ried the four injured men to tha Naval Medical Center. The family of William Poole, ten ant-farmer on the Pennyfieid farm, where the crash ocurred. was not at home when the accident occurred. Montgomery County and Rockville police roped off the area and stood guard duty until tire Navy began ! salvage operations last night. Dr. F. J. Breschart, Montgomery County coroner, said he would issue cer tificates of accidental death for the two victims. Residents of the rolling farm neighborhood recalled that Grover Cleveland made the Pennyfieid farm, bordering on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, his fishing retreat. District Housing Hearing Postponed to February 28 The public hearing scheduled for today before the Senate District subcommittee investigating housing conditions here has been postponed until February 28. Chairman Burton of the subcommittee announced last night. Subsequent hearings will be held February 29 and March 3. Senator Burton said. 2 Offices Here to Offer Job Training Facilities Eight regional offices, two of which will be located here, have been established to facilitate the job °f giving vocational training to civilians and servicemen without service-connected disabilities, Fed eral Security Administrator Mc Nutt announced yesterday. The offices for New England and the Middle Atlantic States will be located here while others will be at Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Kan sas City, Denver and San Francisco. 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