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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1944. -Af - Planners Maintaining 'Neutrality' in Dispute ... Over District Housing Settle Declares City Needs Both Private And Public Projects Federal planning officials today were temporarily maintaining a po sition of strict neutrality in connec tion with Washington's lively hous ing controversy. “We believe there is a need for both private as well as public hous ing development in Washington," Secretary Thomas S. Settle said in explaining the position of the Na tional Capital Park and Planning Commission. 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 from 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. Further Hearings Postponed. - Chairman Burton of the subcom mittee announced last night that further hearings have been post poned until February 28, when real tors will resume testimony. It is doubtful, then, that the planning commission will be in a position to i make any recommendations, as re quested by Senator Burton, until its March meeting. Gen. Grant discussed the situa ■ tion with his colleagues yesterday afternoon. While the commission felt that the National Capital Hous ji ing Authority is “doing a good job with limited funds,” the opinion also was expressed that there is need, also, for private development. Senator Burton also had request ,, ed that the planning agency bring up to date its 1930 report on the ' housing situation. This matter also1 t was referred to Gen. Grant and Mr. I Demaray. “In Sympathy" With Amendments. The planning commission took no action yesterday afternoon on the McCarran bill amending the Alley Dwelling Authority Act so that the local housing agency can conduct its own program in substandard areas other than inhabited alleys. It was in connection with these discussions that the planners ex pressed themselves as “in sympathy” with the amendments. Mr. Settle pointed out that the commission’s recommendations had been sought chiefly on the grounds that it had been largely responsible for legisla tion creating the former Alley Dwelling Authority. The housing question, whichever position the commission finally as sumes, is closely related to the oro posed urban rehabilitation bill.'Al fred Battman expert consultant . who has drafted suth"i‘Ml 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. Silver Spring to Parade In Tribute fo Capt. Kelley Military, civilian defense and civic groups of Silver Spring wall; parade at 7:30 o'clock tonight) through the business section of the —Jtown as part of the community's —celebration in honor of Capt. James Ford Kelley, war hero, who has just returned to this country. The main program will follow at 8 o’clock at the Silver Spring Armory. Capt. Daniel L. Snyder of the “Silver Spring substation of the Montgomery County police has an nounced that no parking of cars will be permitted on the east side of Georgia avenue between 6:30 and 8 p.m. More than 500 seats will be re served for women at the armory until the parade reaches there. William F. Carlin, general chairman of arrangements, announced. U. S. School Lunch Aid Held Slight in Maryland By the Associate*: Press. BALTIMORE. Feb. 18.—Two Maryland school officials said today they believed the Government is feeding too few children in the State for either continuance or abandon ment of the Federal school-lunch program to make any great differ ence. Commenting on the current con flict between the Office of Educa tion and the War Food Administra tion over control of the project, Dr. Thomas G. Pullen, jr., State super intendent of schools, and John W. Lewis. assistant city superintendent, ’Treated that the city and State are receiving less than $75,000 annually from the $50,000,000 national project. ‘‘Here in Maryland we have a *■ failing that the matter of providing ^Nourishing lunches for school chil dren Is a matter that should be at ;£ tended to locally,” Dr. Pullen ex plained. --—• »gMan Sentenced to Die £ In Criminal Attack Cases By the Associated Press. a' BALTIMORE, Feb. 18.—Martin Smith, colored, Baltimore, convicted , on two charges of criminal assault t&and one charge of attempted as ■ » sault on white women, was sen tenced to death by hanging yester day by Judges John T. Tucker and J. Abner Sayler, presiding in Crlm 1 Ujfcl Court. ' %ames Tally, 34, also colored, was sentenced to 30 years in the Mary land Penitentiary after conviction p with Smith of attempted assault. “Both men also were convicted of £ burglary charges. ^Nazi Prisoners Arrive “ CAMP LEE, Va., Feb. 18 UP).—A fkfk^hment of German prisoners of -war has arrived here, the Camp Lee “ public relations office announced S;**t night. The prison camp is under the command of Lt. Col. Philip K. Moisan. « f CHERRY QUEEN SELECTED — Nancy Awtrey (center) was chosen Cherry Queen of George Washington University at a dance at th$ 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 Blufltown, S. C., Miss Awtrey is a senior and a member of Kappa Gamma Sorority.—Star Staff Photo. Silver Spring Students To Map Recreational Needs at Meeting New Committee Named To Assist Advisory Council in Program In an effort to determine the needs for a recreational program for Silver Spring youths and the type of activities desired, a meeting of all high school students in the com munity has been called for 3:30 p.m. Monday in the State Armory. Plans for the meeting were made at a meeting of parents and stu dents last night at Jesup Blair Com munity House which discussed es tablishment of a canteen and other recreational activities in Silver Spring. The meeting was spon sored by the Eastern Suburban Recreation Committee of Mont gomery County, headed by J. Nor man Mayberry. A committee was appointed to as sist the advisory council of the Recreation Committee in working out plans. John J. Droescher was named chairman and other mem bers are Mrs. W. H. McPherson, vice chairman: Mrs. Gayle Porcade, Mrs. P. H. Denua Dunaway, Mrs. Willard Barber, Mrs. Eleanor R. Nelson, Mrs. Earl Rock wood. Sheila Rock wood. Gladys Droescher and Mrs. Law rence James. It was decided that the program for the junior high school students will continue to be held at the Silver Spring Intermediate School rnd will be expanded later. Under present plans the armory ivill be used as a recreation center 'or senior high school students dur ng the winter months. In summer he activities can be transferred to lesup Blair Community Park. Schools represented at Monday's neeting will be Montgomery Blair Senior High School, the Academy Df the Holy Names and Bullis School. 51 From Arlington Get Call to Service Arlington Selective Service Board No. 2 announced today that 16 men who have had preinduction exami nations will report to the Navy Induction Station February 28 and 22 others win report to Fort George G. Meade the next day for Army service. Board No. 1 will send 13 men to the Navy Station February 26. Fathers in Board No. 2, the Navy group, include Woodrow W. Withers, Loren W. Lanier, Ezra Chambers’ William E. Eastman, Thomas E. Mason, Bernard J. Lieb, Vergil R. Hassler, Utie Anderson, Carl E. Hirst, Edwin D. Hatoon, Albert C. Hall and John T. Mahardy. Nonfathers include Sidney Ritt, Neil S. Jarrett, George J. Ham merman and Ralph R. Crain. The 22 men who will report at Fort Meade February 29 are: Fathers: Charles M. Burdette, Frank X. Gorman, John L. Dorsey, Henry J. Bruin, Melvin Bregman! Ole S. Hamstad, Phillip F. Lyons, Willard E. Lawrence. James I. Old ham, Jack W. Lowry. Gordon H. Rice, Donald F. Mulvihill, John H. Kent, Ralph W. Collie and George E. Phillips. Nonfathers: Delma G. Heflin, Warren L. Harrison. Richard M. Canady. Willard A. Thompson, An thony T. Gramsky, Manfred O. Oberti and Harold H. Hammersland. Board No. 2 will send 150 men for preinduction examinations next Fri day, officials said. Board No. 1 list: Fathers: Richard H. Yeatman, Harold W. Jones, John E. Bell, Gerald E. McNamara and Thomas E. Williams. Nonfathers: Cecil P. Lunford, Harry B. Bates, jr„ Robert A. Wilson. Henry A. Peckham, jr„ Alvin W. Crabill, Claude C. Slusher, James Demos and David F. Parrott. Red Cross Unit to Meet The Jennie Moore memorial Red Cross surgical dressing unit, re cently established at Fairfax, will begin service next Wednesday, Mrs. Robert Landreth, county chairman, said today. The unit will meet at the home of Col. and Mrs. Edward Offley. ^ Draft Aid Center Hours Changed The Draft Aid Center, 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 am. to 7 pm. daily. 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, by Senator Thomas, Democrat, of Utah. Meeting of the Association of Old est Inhabitants at 10:30 a.m. at the old Union Engine 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 day. 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 and American Stores. The past year's activities at the Washington Monument Grounds will be reviewed at the Monument Society meeting, to be presided over 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 Fearl 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 thg War Intelli gence Division, Bureau of Public Relations, "Fitz” was practically unknown to the Col. FitzGerald, 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 should. 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 his 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. i Bill Authorizing Vote On Alexandria Rule To Be Reported Soon Measure Is Amended To Permit Use of 1943 And 1944 Poll Lists By t Star Staff Correspondent. RICHMOND, Va„ Feb. 18.—The House Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns was expected to report out a bill next week to permit a referendum on changing Alexan dria’s form of government following a public hearing on the measure yesterday. Delegate W. Selden Washington, Alexandria, sponsor of the bill, cleared the bill’s path with an amendment designed to eliminate some of the objections of referendum opponents. His amendment would permit use of both 1943 and 1944 voting lists, since it has been claimed that 6,000 Alexandrians have been disenfranchised by tardy payment of poll taxes. Former Delegate Maurice N. Rosenberg, chief spokesman for the opposition, argued against a refer endum at a time when a large num ber of residents are in the armed forces and unable to vote. He felt also, he said, that Alexandrians had not been given enough time to con sider a matter which was brought to light only last month, after the deadline had passed for payment of poll taxes to permit voting in the June general election and on March 28, the date set for the referendum. ‘Hatched Too Hastily.’ His sentiments were supported by Loren McCullough, representing the Alexandria Central Labor Union, who said the bill had been "hatched too hastily.” Second Ward Councilman Paul Delaney, one of the strongest oppo nents of the bill and of the proposed change from a ward system to an at large council, suggested that the move had been planned by a small minority who are dissatisfied with present members of the Council. Other members of the delegation opposing the bill are Charles C. Carlin, jr„ publisher of the Alexan dria Gazette: Mrs. Ernest Demaine, secretary of the Sixth Ward Citizens Association: Mr. Demaine, and George Nalls. ine Din was championed by Rob ert Whitton. administrator of the Alexandria Hospital, former pres ident of the Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the Citizens’ Com mittee, whose petitions to Mr. Washington initiated the bill. Other advocates are Stanley King, United States commissioner for the East ern District of Virginia and presi dent of the Rotary Club, and Mar tin Greene, business manager of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Whitton said similar petitions were circulated in 1942. but no bill was introduced at the time because of Mr. Rosenbergs unwillingness to sponsor it. Calls Ward System Sectional Mr. Whitton said the ward system is sectional and undemocratic in allowing each voter a voice only in the selection of one ward and three at-largs councilmen, or four out of nine members of the governing body. He stated that the natural growth of the city, in addition to future annexation, would create a situation whereby so many additional wards would become necessary that the governing body would become un wieldy. Charging that the opposition is composed of some of the incumbent ward councilmen, Mr. Rosenberg, and the Sixth Ward Citizens’ As sociation, he asked why the ward councilmen object to running at large, if, as they claim, they repre sent the interest of the city at large. He added that the small vote cast in the Democratic primaries and in general elections of ward councilman, when compared with the comparatively large vote when the at-large members are chosen, indicates the need for an at-large system as a more representative form of government. School Attendance Bill, 3 Others Signed by Darden By tbe Associate.' Press. RICHMOND, Ya., Peb. 18.—Pour more legislative bills were signed by Gov. Darden yesterday, including the Senate measure raising the com pulsory school attendance age to 16 years. The measure was introduced by Senator Andrew W. Clarke, Fair fax. The other three measures to re ceive executive approval were: A Senate 'bill requiring circuit clerks to keep records of induction and discharge of Virginians serving in the armed forces. A Senate bill authorizing clerks of courts to appoint guardians for minors in certain cases. A House bill repealing a section of the code relating to the collection of motor fuel taxes. 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. (Story on Page Arl.) —Star Staff Photo. Bond Sellers Renew Efforts to Meet Quota For Individual Sales District's Overall Figure Is $3,000,000 Over Top; Personal Buying Short Resolved not to relax their efforts to increase the District’s War Bond total for the Fourth War Loan cam paign, volunteer bond salesmen set out today with renewed vigor to boost the local total for individual sales over the top before the end of the month. Although the District overall fig ure stood at $98,000,000 after yes terday’s report—$3,000,000 above the allotment designated by the Treas ury—the total for individual sales was only $41,800,000, about $11,000. 000 short of the goal. Sales in series E bonds aggregated $26,100,000, or 87 per cent of the $30,000,000 quota, while corporate purchases had risen to $56,200,000, or 134 per cent of the goal. 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 GoBnan Prince, in charge of air-raid warden mes sengers, that the 5,000 bQjs 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 Loew s 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. Extra Sales Reported. Sale of $14,275 In extra bonds re ported by J. L. Freeman, ofBce man lager of the Continental Baking Co. 1 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-Ameriean 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. Driver Freed in Death Of Woman in Accident A Municipal Court jurv yesterday acquitted Fred Walton Cole, jr„ 39, of 119 Maryland avenue. Parkland, Md„ of negligent homicide in con nection with the death of Mrs. Myrtle Jett, 59, of Lorton, Va. Mrs. Jett, wife of the superin tendent of construction at Lorton Reformatory, Clarence Jett, was killed in an accident at Sixth and K streets N.W. on September 18, 1943. According to Mr. Jett, he and his wife were in Washington celebrat ing their 31st wedding anniversary. According to police, Mr. Cole was driving a taxicab at an "immoderate rate of speed” when he was In a collision with the car in which Mrs. Jett was a passenger. That Income Tax — No. 5 Take Just One Step at a Time To Avoid the Tax'Jitters' Bx the Associate: Press. Take one step at a time. That’s the most important thing to keep in mind while filling out your 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 income 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 1 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 fo’m, 1040A, you do not take any deductions except the crpdit for dependents. Deductions are auto matically provided on the short form. Caution Urged. Don’t get Jittery about the “un forgiven” 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 /or Servicemen.) i Exhibit of Durston Sketches To Open at Corcoran Sunday Artist Whose Work Appears in The Star To Have One-Man Show of 30 Drawings An exhibit of 30 drawings by 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 one 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 Corcoran gallery. The drawings will be hung in Gal lery No. 40, in the southeast comer of the main floor. The Corcoran is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm., except Mondays, when the hours are from noon to 4:30, and Sundays, from 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, leaned by Theodore W. Noyes; Con necticut Avenue Rush Hour, St. Joan'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 (Va.) 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 comer 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. Harry Wolf, Elected To House at 25, Dies Ey the Associated f res*. \ BALTIMORE, frt 18.—Hirry B. Wolf. 63. who was graduated from law school at 21, elected to tfce i House at 25 and later became me of Maryland's foremost criminal law yers, died yesterday after a loot illness. Mr. Wolf began his business career as a newsboy. He served in the House from the 3d Maryland district from 1907 to 1909. Gradu ated from the University of Mary land law school when be was 21, he became the youngest member of Congress at that time when he was elected at 25. Mr. Wolf was disbarred in 1922, but in later years became the only attorney of record to be reinstated by the Supreme Court of Baltimore City. His disbarment grew out of a Criminal Court conviction of a misdemeanor, for which he was fined. He was pardoned by the late Gov. Nice before his reinstatement. Surviving are his widow and four sons. 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. L. D. Beukema Elected By Parkfairfax Club Lawrence D. Beukema was elected president of the Parkfairfax Com munity Club at a recent meeting at the George Mason School. Other officers include Arnold Levy, Talbot Sinclair and Mrs. G McGuire Pierce, vice presidents; Mrs. Russell Bruce, recording sec retary; Mrs. Hilbert S. Johnson, corresponding secretary; Milton Schiller, financial secretary; George Underwood, treasurer, and Maj. Clarence Becker, sergeant-at-arms. Wardens Present $112 To Surburban Hospital Randolph Bishop, president of the Board of Trustees of the Suburban Hospital of Bethesda, today an nounced receipt of a *112.50 donation to the hospital from air raid ward ens of Precinct 79-C, Glenbrook Vil lage, Bethesda. Mr. Bishop said two $300 rooms in the hospital have recently been sponsored by the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the Be thesda Methodist Church and by Dr. and Mrs. Bradley D. Hodgkins. He said $20 for furnishings has been donated by the Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department. Recreation Group to Meet The Executive Committee of the Falls Church Child Care and Re creation Association will meet at 8 pm. Tuesday at the home of Wil liam V. Blumer, 2415 North Po tomac street. Plans for recreation programs for next will be I discussed. * Fourth Sanitation Charge' Costs D. C. Grocer $75 _ After forfeiting (50 collateral or ' Tuesday "for Iris fourth violation o: the food handling laws, Samuel Eg' ber, a grocer, was ordered to appeaj 111 .Municipal Court yesterday bj Judge George D. Neilson and flnec ^additional (25. JBgber, who operates the Pythiar 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 of the Fairfax Restaurant, 3837 Pennsyl vania avenue S.E., (25, for having dirty drinking glasses; Benjamin Radwin, operator of Rgdvyin’s Gro cery, 301 K street N.E., (is, for hav ing dirty floors and dirty meat i 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 ol failing to keep soiled linen and clothing covered. 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. District Housing Hearing Postponed to February 28 The public hearing scheduled foi 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, Senatoi Burton said. Judge Duncan Elected By Alexandria Bar Judge James R. Duncan of the Civil and Police Court was elected president of the Alexandria Bar Association at its meeting last night. He will succeed Frederick L. Flynn. Irving Diener was elected vice president, and Nicholas Colasantot was re-elected secretary and treas urer for a fifth term. The new board of directors include Mr. Flynn, Commonwealth’s Attorney Albert V, Bryan, and Courtland H. Davis. 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 of 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 f) Two Service Voting Bills Vie for Favor In Virginia Senate Legion Backs Measure Requiring State to Pay ~ Poll Tax for Soldiers By the Auoclated Preu. RICHMOND, Feb. 18.—Two bill* designed to e*t6od the voting privi lege to Virginia servicemen were be fore the Senate Privileges and Elec tions Committee today as both Houses of the Virginia General As sembly prepared to expedite their work before another week-end re cess. Indications were that both the war voting bills—the Weaver ad ministration measure and the American Legion-sponsored war voters' bill—would be debated on the Senate floor. Legion officials said they had Promised that in the event to not,report€d by the com mittee it would be offered on the “ “ » substitute for any other bill which may receive the commit tee s indorsement. Would Pay Poll Tax. The bill favored by the Legion provides for the payment by the State of poll taxes for the service men to meet the constitutional re quirement of poll tax payment as a prerequisite to voting. The Weaver bill is based on the Federal Soldiers and Sailors Voting Act of 1942 and calls for no poll tax payment. of the “I con tend the other measure would not extend the voting privilege to State elections and is based on doubtful grounds constitutionally. Sponsors of the Weaver bill con tend it is much less unwieldy than the other, it is backed up by an opinion of Attorney General A. P. Staples that it is constitutional. “oiler Code Bill Killed. The House Committee on General Laws yesterday killed the Magruder House bill providing a boiler in spection code and referred to a sub committee two House bills amending the Virginia State Personnel Act The boiler inspection bill would have provided a board to promulgate regulations and inspectors to see that safety standards were carried out. The Stallard House bill, also pro viding for boiler inspection, was killed in committee shortly after a hearing on both measures. Two bills amending the State Personnel Act were referred to a subcommittee by the House Com mittee on General Laws. A sub committee composed of Delegates Boatwright, Moncure and Stokes was named to study the Garner Houae bill to divorce the Personnel Act administration from the office of the budget director. It also would allow department .heads to raise State workers within r l^des provided for by the Hopkins . House bill which the subcommittee . also was to study. Hospital for Alcoholics Studied. Taken under advisement by ths Senate Finance Committee yester day was a request for funds to es tablish a State hospital for the car* and treatment of inebriates. The Senate committee heard a number of witnesses, one of whom told it that “a profit of almost $15,000,000 has been realized-’ from the alco holic beverage control system in th* State. Prospects are that the Senate com mittee also will hear a request to provide funds for immediate salary i increases for State employes. Senator L. U. Noland, Newport News, said yesterday he will ask the committee to provide for the in creases because he was satisfied Virginia's revenue surplus would b* sufficient to stand it. Senator Noland said he would re quest an Increase of 30 per cent for all employes earnings up to and In cluding $2,500 a year and 20 per cent for those earning more than $2,500 and up to and including 57,500. McMahon Reappointment Confirmed by Senate The reappointment of Judge John P. McMahon for another term on the Municipal Court bench wag 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. Daily Rationing Reminders Wp 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. S, 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 (or Fats—Your meat dealer will pay two ration points for every pound of waste kitchen fats you turn in. Sugar—Book No. 4. Stamp 30 valid for S pounds through March 31. Book No. 4, stamp 40 good for S 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, O 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 OB—Period No. 8 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 85 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of February 14.