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D. C. 'FORT' GUNNER TELLS OF BLUFFING FOE FIGHTERS This is one of a series of stories by a Star war correspondent on District, Maryland, and Virginia soldiers taking part in the bombing of Germany. By THOMAS B. HENRY, Star Staff Correapondent. UNITED STATES HEAVY BOMBER STATION IN ENGLAND Feb. 33 (Delayed).—Bluffing attacking German fighters by keeping his ball turret gun trained on them although he knew that it had been knocked out by flak in a fierce air battle at 50 degrees below zero was the experience of Sergt. Edward M. Waters, 5324 Kansas avenue N.W., gunner on a Flying Fortress here. * Sergt. Water*, ’38 Central High graduate and brother of George Waters, formerly of The star staff/ has just finished his 10th mission over occupied Europe. By far his most thrill ing experience was the. last raid over Bruns-, wick. The For tresses took off In a snowstorm. Early in the battle some of the guns were knocked out and the -skies were filled with enemy fighters. There was no way of shooting back at them. The h e a ting w**«s. system on the ship went out. A short circuit developed in the electrically heated suit of the tail gunner and he had to change positions with one of the waist gun ners who was in a position where he could keep his blood circulating by jumping up and down on the floor of the careening plane. Even at that, both feet of the other waist gunner were frozen. Sergt. Waters was in the ball tur ret. The cold was almost unen durable and there was one shower of flak which put his gun out of oper ation. He kept circling the turret, keeping the gun pointed at enemy fighters who made a pass at the Fortress every few minutes. This apparently was a good bluff. Vivid Memory of Weather. “I saw them shooting down ships behind and below us,” Sergt. Waters said, "but they didn't come too near us and if it hadn’t been for the cold there would have been no cas ualties in our plane.” His most vivid memories are of weather. On one of his missions, just after the bomb run was over, the clouds closed in so thick that it was impossible to see any other ship in the formation. The ship had been hit by flak just after drop ping its bombs and there were four ‘‘runaway flaps,” making it impos sible for the pilot to maintain alti tude. He dropped down in the fog until he faced the prospect of re turning to England all alone. There also was the constant danger oi crashing into another Fortress Finally he was able to join up with another formation. Two ships im mediately behind crashed and both went down. On his first mission out of Eng land, Sergt. Waters ran into the heaviest flak he has yet encountered He had been sent out with an ex perienced crew for conditioning Flak sounded like hail against the sides of the plane. One piece land ed a foot from where he was stand ing. In the same squadron with Waters is Sergt. Melvin D. Gillis, Mardella Springs, Md., near Takoma Park who also has taken part in 10 raids He is a ball turret gunner and is credited with one probable “kill." Both gunners went through their preliminary training and came to England together. Maryland Officer in Charge. In charge of the Officers’ Club at a bomber station here is Lt. Warren Ziegaus, Normandy Apartments, of the University of Maryland faculty from 1937 to 1940 as library instruc tor. Whisky now is very difficult to obtain in England but he heard of a supply to be had in Scotland. So he went north with two trucks and checks for $21,000. “I came back," he says, with two empty trucks, six bottles of Scotch, and checks for $20,950.” They still drink beer at the club. Assistant intelligence officer at this station is Lt. John B. Savage, former country circulation manager of a Washington newspaper, whose home was at London Hall. Thir teenth street and Massachusetts avenue N.W. Sergt. Waters, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Waters, was on the basket ball team at Central. Before enlisting in the Air Force in March, 1941, he was learning to be an auto mechanic. He has been overseas since October. Mrs. Waters ex pressed anxiety yesterday because she had not received his regular letters for three weeks. Virginian in Italy Supervises Repair of Damaged Instruments Lt. Vermillion Directs Ordnance Specialists In Task Requiring Great Improvisation By NEWBOLD NOYES, Jr., ■tar Staff Correspondent NAPLES, Mar. 22 (Delayed).—The lanky Virginian waved his hand casually in the direction of a $40,000 machine which had been badly damaged by shrapnel. “Our job is to send this thing back to-the front in working order,” he said. “It aims several antiair craft guns at a time automatically. I guess it's the most complicated piece of machinery used by the Army. It has about 10,000 more parts than the finest watch. We get what parts we can by ordering them. Anything we can’t get—we make it.” That is Lt. Thomas R. Vermillion of Williamsburg. Like most Ameri cans over here doing specialist work, he is good at his job, knows it and is proud of it. He is in charge of the instruments section of ordnance base snops which comes under an Army Service Forces base section. Whole Shop Is Fabulous. The whole shop is fabulous. It is really a factory which takes as its raw material ordnance so badly bat tered that it cannot be repaired by forward workshops and which turns out in a steady jtream new guns, tanks and trucks—the whole range of ordnance items—all made from the ruined carcasses. Its 247.000 square feet of floor space houses hundreds of drill presses, grinders, power hammers, forges—every kind of machine needed to keep a modern mechanized army rolling. Nearly 700 soldiers and more than 700 Italian civilians work in the shop. It is so extensive that it is im possible to give a clear picture of its operation as a whole, but Lt. Vermillion's instrument section, sit uated in the tiered gallery high above the roar of the machinery, is typical of the shop in its operation and its accomplishments. Fifth Army’s Instruments. To it come all the 5th Army’s in struments for directing and con trolling gunfire if they have been badly damaged. Improvisation is the watchword here, for the requi site spare parts are seldom at hand. But it must be axact improvisation. You cannot simply slap together an instrument which calculates the dis tance to an object so accurately that the reading is not more than 2 feet out at 400 yards. Thirty-one badly battered range finders once arrived at the instru ment section; 5th Army definitely needed 18 replacements. They sent out for available spare parts and got exactly two, but 5th Army had its range finders on time. More than that, Lt. Vermillion noticed that the regulation cases in which the instruments were packed broke too easily. His sergeant went out and talked to an Air Forces lieu tenant, who contributed some alum inum from an Italian airplane parts shop, and the instruments were re turned to the front in improved aluminum-lined cases which do not break. Drills for Dentists. The Motion is continually called oqf to perform delicate jobs far re moved from the field of ordnance. It is, thanks to the ingenuity of its personnel, that many of the native dentists over here now operate drills which are powerad by electricity. It has produced surgical instruments and machines for grinding false teeth. The boys were out to make a dermatone—a device for cutting sl^in graftings of microscopic thick ness—and they made one in a few dkys which is said to be far more efficient than the original design. Jhis is the kind of work the sec tion's 31-year-old boss likes best. A while ago he had a waft removed from his hand and suffered a slight bum in the process. That sort of thing always starts him thinking “X borrowed the instrument from F i the doc and figured the thing out,” he said. "So I took a piece of plas tic glass from the windshield of a wrecked German plane and made the doc another one. It worked better.” Spirit of Inquiry. All the" man in the section seemed to have the same spirit of inquiry and pride in their work. Most of them are volunteers re cruited into the Army in 1941— largely from the automotive in dustry. They were picked for their experience and specialized skill, but there have been replacements and new talent has been uncovered. One of the two watch repair experts never took a watch apart before he entered the Army. His bench mate has 11 years’ experience. Lt. Vermillion is typical of the men who direct the work of the giant shop. Things mechanical are his consuming interest and have been for a long time. At 18 he took a job as a mechanic's helper in an agency in Williamsburg. Pour years later he was foreman of the shop, and the next year was pro moted to service manager. He was general manager at 25 but even after graduating to the office, he did a month of shop work every year just to keep his hand in. Dur ing this time he says he went to practically every automotive school east of the Mississippi. Overseas for Year. When war came he was com missioned in the Ordnance Corps. He has been overseas about a year. He is married and has a son whom he has never seen. He loves the job. "It keeps you alert,” he says, “and it keeps you studying. That’s the thing—I’m learning more about how things work all the time. This is the kind of work I’m going to be doing from now on, and I don’t want to get lazy.” He won’t have much chance to get lazy as long as the Army uses such complicated instruments and as long as the enemy keeps shooting at them. He and his men will have plenty of work and as long as he and his men are there, it looks as though the work will somehow get done. Silver Spring Appeal Issued in Red Cross Drive With but little more than a week of campaigning left. Silver Spring, Md., has raised less than half of its Red Cross War Fund quota of 119,000., Charles W. Hopkins, direc tor of the drive for the area, an nounced today. In disclosing the estimate. Mr. Hopkins renewed his appeal to those who have not been reached by cam paign workers that they mail their checks in directly to the headquar ters of the War Fund drive at 8203 Georgia avenue. At the same time, the campaign in the area Was widened to give those who may have been missed a broader opportunity to make their contributions. The Silver Spring and Seco Theaters and the Silver Spring Bowling Alleys have ar ranged to take collections. 45 Enter Hospital At Arlington in Week Arlington Hospital officials an nounced yesterday that 45 patients had been admitted to the hospital during the first week of operation. Thirty emergency cases have been treated and 15 major and minor operations performed. Three babies have arrived in cluding George T. Stallings, jr., the hospital’s first born. Officials said the bill for both mother and child had been paid by the hospital as sociation. I WASHINGTON, D. C. . W tenittg SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS FRIDAY, MAKCH 24, 1944. Mi H| ■ t; ■ ■ t Red Cross Fund May Hit 66% Mark Today Justice Jackson To Be Guest Speaker At Luncheon Session Progress reports from the general business and Government divisions of the District Bed Cross campaign at the 12:30 p.m. luncheon meeting today may bring the aggregate total to two thirds of the $2,665,000 goal, campaign officials said today. Su preme Court Justice Jackson will be the guest speaker. “It isn’t important that the job be done quickly but that it be done well,” declared Lloyd B. Wilson, campaign chairman. “We can’t fail. There is no excuse for failure, but every possible excuse for suc cess. "We know the money is here and the cause is here. That puts the problem up to us, the campaign workers.” At yesterday’s luncheon reports from the residential, city §nd near by Maryland and Virginia area di visions of an additional $116,658 from 17,415 donors boosted the over all total to $1,492,699 or 56.01 per cent of the quota, representing 191,196 gifts. Lags Behind Last Year. Comparing the progress of the drive to that of last year, Mr. Wil son said that at approximately the same time last year the District had reached 65 per cent of its goal. However, he pointed out that the average gift this year was $8 as compared to $6.28 last year. Reporting for the residential area, Martin T. Wiegand, chairman, said that his group had collected an ad ditional $28,969, raising the total to $189,864, or 63.31 per cent of the $299,890 goal. Included in this re port was a $10,000 donation from the National Council of Scottish Rites. Bamum L. Colton, chairman of the city division, reported $34,318, bringing the total to $167,431 or 69.95 per cent of the $239,361 quota. Leading the nearby Maryland and Virginia areas, the city of Alex andria reported an increase of $4, 827, bringing the total to date to $32,352, 70.59 per cent of the $45*830 goal. Other County Reports. Reports of other county collec tions to date and their quota per centages were: Arlington, $28,262, 66.97 per cent; Fairfax, $24,791, 5296 per cent; Montgomery, $48955, 62.43 per cent, and Prince Georges, $20, 442, 41.43 per cent. One individual contribution re ported at yesterday’s meeting was $5 sent by Staff Sergt. George Triantafillos. tail gunner on a Liberator bomber in England. Sergt. Triantafillos, whose home is at 226 Anacostia road 8.E., is a former member of the Central Branch of the Boys’ Club. With 25 missions completed, the young gunner wears the Distin guished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He has seen combat duty in the Middle East, Africa and European theaters. Mrs. Peggy Donovan, recently re turned Red Cross clubmobile direc tor in North Africa attached to the Army Air Forces, was guest speaker at yesterday's committee meeting. Greek Independence Day. Peter Sintetos, chairman of the Hellenic Committee under the gen eral business division, announced yesterday that the celebration of Greek Independence Day tomorrow will be devoted to the Red Cross as National Greek Day. Four Greek firms will donate the entire proceeds from their business Saturday. They are James Chaco nas. restaurant. 821 H street N.E.; Nicholas Chaconas, restaurant, 1733 G street N.W.; Garvins Grill, 2619 Connecticut avenue N.W., and the Crystal City Restaurant, 1647 Twentieth street N.W. Using the slogan “contribute to the American Red Cross and help Greece regain her freedom,” the committee has a quota of $10,134 as compared to $7,170 last year . In addition to the contributions of the four restaurants, James Nickas. proprietor of a store at 1353 Wisconsin avenue N.W., has announced that the entire proceeds from the popcorn machine in hfs store for both Friday and Saturday will be given to the Red Cross. A Red Cross rally preceding the opening of 65 booths in the Metro politan area Monday will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Hall of Flags at the Chamber of Com merce. Arlington Women Voters Urge More Vocational Aid The Organized Women Voters of Arlington County, celebrating their 21st anniversary with a luncheon yesterday at the Evans Coffee Shop, heard addresses by two speakers and approved several recommendations dealing with county affairs. The organization called on the County School Board to put voca tional training courses on a 12 month basis starting this summer, as has been done in Fairfax County. The women recommended to the County Board an extension of social security benefits and retirement pay to county employes and county police and firemen. State Senator William D. Medley of Arlington reviewed legislation taken up last session. Miss Eliza beth Cullen, librarian of the Asso ciation of American Railroads, dis cussed world-wide railroad transpor tion. PTA Father's Night Planned “Fthers Night” will be observed at the Washington-Lee High School Parent-Teacher Association, Arling ton, meeting at 8 p.m. Monday with Vice President N. W. Biddle, pre siding. The topic, "Why a Father Should Belong to the PTA,” will be discussed and a nominating com mittee will be elected. Save This Newspaper Many paper mills are shut ting down for lack of waste paper to convert into cartons for Army and Navy supplies shipped overseas. Every pound of old newspapers and maga zines is needed. Telephone your nearest school or notify some school child in your block to have your paper picked up. --- i 'Moderately Refined' Couple Gets Rooms By Telling Truth (From Yesterday’s Last Edition) By the Aesoeleted Preu. NORFOLK, Va„ Mar. 23.—A Navy man and hia wife inserted this advertisement in the classi fied section of yesterday’s news papers: “Moderately refined Navy couple would like to live with congenial people.. We drink too much occasionally, smoke too much all of the time, read a few books and can talk or listen.” The couple received 75 tele phone calls in response to the advertisement and were unpack ing their clothes today in their new flat. Cameron Is Indicted In Shooting of Girl, 14; 22 Others Charged Assault With Intent To Kill Charge Lodged Against Youth, 19 John Cameron, 19, of 6513 Maple avenue, Chevy Chase, Md„ has been indicted by the Montgomery County grand jury on a charge of assault with intent to murder In connection with the shooting March 16 of 14 year-old Patricia Kerlin, 6969 Brook ville road, Chevy Chase. The Indictment was one of 23 pre sented yesterday by the grand jury to Circuit Court Judges Stedman Prescott and Charles W. Woodward. Cameron, who was released under $1,000 bond, is under observation at the Chestnut Lodge Sanitarium in Rockville. State’s Attorney Joseph B. Simpson. jr„ said no trial has been set pending a report of psychiatric examinations being made on the youth. Patricia was shot with a .22-caliber rifle as she rode her bicycle from the garage of her home after refus ing to go out with young Cameron, according to police. The bullet pene trated the girl’s hip and lodged in the lumbar vertebra. Others indicted and the charges against them included: Isaac King, colored, murder, trial set for March 31; Samuel B. Via, one larceny indictment and two automo bile larceny charges. He is now con fined in the Maryland House of Cor rection. Others were Victor C. Dil lahay and Frank Carter, burglary; “Sonny" Darby, colored, larceny, trial set for next Friday; Florence Hallman, colored, murder. Charles T. Pickett, arson, trial next Friday; Arthur Phillips, colored bastardy, trial next Friday; Richard Arnold, robbery with a1 dangerous weapon and assault witn intent to murder; Chester Hill, false pretense; Joseph c. Lambert, colored, house breaking and larceny. George R. Thomas, colored, man slaughter, trial April 3; George Hay wood. colored, assault with intent to murder, trial next Friday, and John T- Brown, colored, housebreak ing, trial next Friday. The following were indicted on charges of nen-support; William Whipp, William Hall, Frank Selby, Lester Carter and James Christian. 27 Alexandria Fathers Among 34 Entering Navy Only seven nonfathers were in cluded in the group of 34 Alexan dria men who reported for service in the Navy Wednesday, the Alex andria Selective Service Board said yesterday. Another group of men will leave Wednesday for the Army, but the board has not yet received any calls for April. All the men inducted during March received preinduction physical examinations during Febru ary, Pre-Pearl Harbor fathers reporting Wednesday were: Pritchett. T. H. Rothgeb, Rot i!me* K- Carter. Wm J. Hamilton, Edw. A. Davis, George W. blngleton. H 6. Griffis. Jack c Padgett. Earl C. Thomas. Hubert J Cunningham. P. C. Mitchell. Russell W Burrage. Joseph L. Rodda, Thomas, Jr. Allen, Edward W. Davis. Wilson G. Scott. Newman R. McDonald. Walter G Bweeley. Clarence F. Pugh. Percy C. Dameron. John W. Brecar, Rav j Hemby, George W. Moore. Clement C. Prince, Ellis C. Healy, Norman C. Thomasson, C. W. Nonfathers who reported were: Oppenhelm. H. L. Hoffman, Milton H. Walker, Robert C. Jameson. John. Jr. Sykes. Hubert P. Ness, Harold P. Traylor, Charles N. 90 Tons of Waste Paper Collected in Arlington Fletcher Kemp, Arlington County school superintendent, yesterday no tified Leo C. Lloyd, County Salvage Committee chairman, that 90 tons of paper had been collected by the schools during, their special cam paign of the week beginning March 6. Mr. Kemp said the next drive will be held the week of April 10. Arling ton residents were urged to sepa rate papers and magazine* and tie them in bundles. Greenbelt Gets $297,000 FWA School Grant New Structure Will Be Erected and Existing Building Enlarged Expansion of school facilities at Greenbelt, Md., including erection of a new elementary school and an ad dition to the high school to cost $297,000, was authorized today by Maj. Gen. Philip B. Fleming, Fed eral Works administrator. Brick buildings will be erected by the Public Buildings Administration of the FWA at an estimated cost of $282,000 on sites provided by the Federal Public Housing Authority. An additional grant of $15,000 will provide funds for the purchase of movable equipment and furnish ings. Twelve-Classroom School. The elementary school will have 12 classrooms and auxiliary rooms, while the high school addition will contain four classrooms, a science room, a multipurpose room and auxiliary rooms. Although virtually all the funds appropriated under the Lanham Act for community facilities elsewhere have been allocated, Gen. Fleming explained that the Greenbelt project will he financed from the balance of an appropriation made specifically for projects in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Present school facilities in the nearby Maryland community were designed to accommodate children living in approximately 1.000 homes, Gen. Fleming pointed out. Construc tion of an adidtional 1,000 homes for war workers has resulted In over crowded schools, he said. Schools Now Overcrowded. Enrollment in the present 12 classroom elementary school is 881, and classes are being forced to meet on a double-session basis, utilizing the basement, auxiliary rooms and other spaces intended for commu nity activities, according to the FWA administrator. It is estimated that the enrollment will increase to 972 during the 1944-5 school year, he added. The present high school, which contains four classrooms and auxil iary rooms, has an enrollment of 350. This is expected to increase to about 475 by next September, Gen. Fleming asserted. Rooms desig nated for cafeteria and a library are now being utilized for classroom purposes to meet overcrowded con ditions. Alexandria Announces Tuberculosis Tests The Alexandria Tuberculosis As sociation and the Health Depart ment have announced tubercu lin tests will be given in the>«it|% elementary schools Monday and Tuesday, and parents are beii asked to give their children wrlttgfl permission to be tested. Dr. John A. Sims, president at the Tuberculosis Association, em phasised that a positive reaction to the test does not mean the child has tuberculosis, but means he has been exposed to the disease at some time. Parents of children who react pos itively will be notified and asked to have their children X-rayed when the portable equipment is in the city during the week of April 17. The X-ray examinations will be offered to any one in the city at a nominal fee. Parents will also be urged to have themselves and other members of the family X-rayed in order to determine if the child's exposure came through the home. The following schedule for the tests has been announced by Miss Mary Came, supervisor of nurses for the health department: Mon day, Jefferson School, 10 a.m.; St. Joseph's Academy, 11 am.; St. Mary’s Parochial School, 11 a.m.; Mount Vernon School, 11:15 a.m.; Parker-Grav. 11:30 a.m.; Lyles Crouch, 11:30 a.m.; Maury, noon; Washington, noon; Lee. noon. Tuesday, George Mason, noon; St. Agnes’ Eplscipal, noon; Charles D. Barrett, 12:15 pm.; Douglas Mac Arthur, 12:15 pm,; Seminary, 1:30 p.m.; St. Mary's Academy, 2:15 p.m. Red Cross nurses' aides and staff assistants will assist in testing and recording the tests, which will be interpreted Wednesday and Thurs day. Train Kills Man on Tracks A 50-year-old man, identified by Montgomery County police as Don ald Shepherd, Round Hill, Va„ was killed last night when he was struck by a westbound train on the B. <fe O. tracks at Dickerson. Police quoted the engineer as saying he did not see the man. The body was taken to the W. B. Hilton funeral home, Bamesville. VIRGINIAN GETS SILVER STAR—Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark, commander of the Allied 5th Army, pins the Silver Star on Lt, Dennis Blalock of Alexandria, in ceremonies somewhere in Italy before members of the 36th Division. The medal was awarded for gallantry in action. —Associated Press Photo. Virginia Boards Urged To Speed Draft Quotas Director Says State Lags Behind Nation B? the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Mar. 24.—Local draft boards in Virginia were called on yesterday by Col. Mills F. Neal. State director of selective service, to fill their quotas completely since the State is lagging in furnishing men for the armed forces. "It is most necessary," Col. Neal said, "that local boards which are behind with their quotas should promptly speed up their work of re classification in order that they may go ahead with consideration of those under 26 for induction.” Virginia, as of January 1, had sent in only 353 men of each 100 regis trants between 18 and 38, as com pared to a national figure of 41.4. This lag was said to be due in part to a higher percentage of per sons found mentally, physically or morally disqualified, and in part to the slowness of reclassification of pre-Pearl Harbor fathers. In Virginia, 22.4 men of every 100 have been turned down because of mental, moral or physical disquali fication. while for the Nation the percentage thus rejected was only 15.5. The State also has 193 men in every 100 still in class 3-A. while the Nation has reclassified all save 16.6 of each 100. Deferments for essential and war Industry In Virginia total only 9.9 per cent, as compared with a na tional average of 133 per cent. Ag ricultural deferments in the State are 6 pm cent and in the Nation 73 20 Prince Georges Men Reperl lo Services Tuesday Prince Georges County Draft Board No. 2. at Upper Marlboro, announced today that 15 white and 5 colored men will report Tuesday for duty with the armed forces after passing their preinduo tion physical examinations last month. White men reporting to Fort Meade are: James E. Parker, Francis H. Cos tello, Alan L. Drew, David W. Duf fey, James C. Aldrich, Donald L. Kidwell, Owens B. Cornell. Ray mond C. Mangold, Richard H. Ma comber and Joseph R. Newland. White men reporting to the Navy are: Thomas E. Lloyd, Robert B. Oli veri, George F. Seanor, Samuel P. Nalley and F. M. Todd. Colored men reporting to the Navy are: John Watson, jr.; Lloyd N. Wil liams. Earl S. Williams, Charles E. Smith and Anthony L. Swann. Train Wreck Injures Seven in Maryland B> the As«oci»te<J Pre*s. FERNDALE, Md.. Mar. 24—One woman was hospitalized with a fractured leg and six other persons were treated for minor injuries re ceived when a Baltimore and An napolis Railroad Co. train jumped the tracks at Ferndale yesterday. State police in Anne Arundel County reported the train, which left Baltimore at 5:15 pjn., was de railed when the axle of one car broke. That car careened into a telephone pole. Traffic continued as scheduled, using the Ferndale siding. Garden Club Lists Speaker The Brookmont Garden Club and gardeners from that vicinity will meet to hear J. Morton Franklin, District Victory Garden supervisor, at 8 o'clock tonight at the Chapel of the Redeemer, Fairway Hills. Md. Fairfax Chest Votes. $400 for Lunchroom County Community Group To Meet on Playgrounds The Fairfax County Community Chest has appropriated an amount not to exceed $400 to equip the lunchroom in the Baileys Cross Roads Elementary School to meet qualifications of the Federal hot lunch program in public schools. At the same time, the Executive Committee of the Chest has an nounced that it will hear proposals by various groups for establishing playgrounds and recreation centers in the county at 8 o’clock tonight in the parish hall of the Vienna Episcopal Church. In appropriating the lunchroom fund, the Chest appointed James E. Bauserman. Mrs. J. Hunter Mack and Miss Nancy McCandlish to study the school lilnch program and to recommend to the Executive Committee a policy to be adopted by the organization. The group also appropriated $155 to be used by the County Health Department for the purchase of text books on public health and an in strument cabinet. The recreation program at Mount Vernon High School and Woodlawn Elementary School was given an appropriation of $225. A portion of Chest funds received in the recent campaign will be used for recreation projects sponsored by community organizations. Scull Indorsed to Succeed Lynch as School Trustee David A. Scull, candidate for the Fairfax County Board of School Trustees seat which Vernon Lynch will vacate in June, has been in dorsed by the Pleasant Ridge Oommunity Association, President Everett Golway announced today. Mr. Lynch has announced he would not seek re-election. The association referred to Mr. Scull’s recent appearance before the State Senate Finance Committee to urge increased State contributions for education. He represented the county Parent-Teacher Association and Federation of Fairfax County Citizens' Associations. Mr. Scull is administrative officer for the division of cultural rela tions of the State Department, sec retary of the District of Columbia Credit Union League and a mem ber of the Society for Personnel Administration. Chinquapin Nursery Enrollment Opens Applications are being accepted for enrollment of preschool chil dren of working mothers in the new Chinquapin Village nursery school scheduled to open April 3. Dr. Martha Rinsland. director of the four nursery schools now in operation in Alexandria under the sponsorship of the Alexandria Board of Education and financed by the Federal Works Agency, said children from Chinquapin Village. Cameron Valley. Parkfairfax, Fairlington and vicinity will be eligible for enroll ment provided their mothers are working or plan to get jobs. The nursery school is in the Chin quapin Village Community building and the Federal Public Housing Au thority. by whom the building was constructed, has offered the facili ties without cost to the Alexandria Board of Education. A weekly fee of $3 is charged to parents, and the school is open six days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5 30 p.m. Enrollment must be on a weekly basis, Dr. Rineland said, and she is urging parents to plan to leave their children at the school for no more than eight hours a day. The school Is completely equipped and the children are served a hot meal each day. it has a fenced-in outdoor playground. Mrs. Kenneth Breeze has been ap pointed head teacher. She is a graduate of the Florida State Col lege for Women, holds a master's degree from Columbia University, and was for six years research as sistant in normal child development study at the university. She has also specialized In psychological work with young children at the Dalton School in New York. Applications for enrollment may be made to Dr, Rinsland at the Jefferson School, Alexandria 2478. Mrs. Van Meter to Head Nursery School Program The Arlington County School Board today announced the ap pointment of Mrs. Mae Van Meter as director of county nursery schools. Mrs. Van Meter will open offices Wednesday at 1425 South Kent street in the J. E. B. Stuart Homes development. Opening date of the nurseries will be announced as soon as the appli cation for Lanham Act funds has been approved and a qualified stall, equipment and supplies are ob tained. WOMEN VOTERS CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY—Shown yesterday at the 21st anniversary cele bration of the Arlington Organized Women Voters are (left, seated) Miss Elizabeth Cullen and Mrs. Edward E. Odom, president, who is cutting the cake. In the back row are four past president of the group. They are (left to right) Mrs. J. Footer Hagan, Mrs. J. N. Roberts, Mrs. J. B. Lowell and Mr* Julian Simpson. —Star Staff Photo. Public Hearing On Parle Plan Set in Arlington Expert's Comments On Playgrounds To Be Discussed A report by Dr. Jay B. Nash, chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education at New York University, on a proposed park and playground program in Arlington County, will be discussed at a public hearing to be held by the County Board at 8 p.m. April 11, at the Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, Columbia pike and South Fillmore street. The report was submitted recently to the Arlington Playground Com mittee, which was appointed by the County Board after the approval at last November’s election of a bond issue for the purchase of playground sites. Copies of the report are avail able at the county manager’s office. The proposed program contem plates establishment of “near home" recreational areas, to be used by small children; elementary school areas, district areas and park and vacation areas. "The elementary school.” Dr. Nash declared in his report, “is ideally located for the neighborhood playground. If the present elemen tary school grounds in the various communities were graded, repaired surfaced and fenced, the major need of the county in this respect would be met.” Outlines Other Types. He recommended that the pro posed areas should be divided into small district areas and large county areas. The former group can be located "ideally” at junior and senior high schools and equipped for "larger” athletic games for boys, girls and adults, Dr. Nash stated. ’ He added that there should be three "super-district” areas where additional equipment, including seats for spectators and fireplaces, might be installed. Finally, Dr. Nash recommended, a group of large and small county parks should be established, includ ing areas up to 250 acres, having golf courses, tennis courts and fa cilities for horseback riding. Would Combine Programs. The vacation area, which Dr. Nash described as a "wilderness’ area, would be located in the county but would include State and na tional park facilities. Administration of such a program would be centered in one person, who would have the duties of both a director of physical education and a superintendent of recreation. Dr. Nash suggested that the superin tendent of schools and the county manager confer cn appointment of such an executive before recommen dations are made to their respective boards. The administrative organization also would include an assistant di rector and a secretary to be housed in a central office. Lauds County Officials. Dr. Nash asserted that Arlington County residents should be "justly proud” of the progress already made in setting up such a program and of the "forward looking” tendencies of their public officials. “The plans which are being sug gested,” he said, "cover the next decade, or, from the standpoint of acquiring areas, possibly four or flv* decades. “It would not be outside the range of good planning to hold the ex penditure of money available until the most favorable prices can be obtained. * * • On the other hand, when emergencies arise and there is danger of losing pieces of land, action should not be delayed. “In the meantime, serious con sideration should be given to tha design, improvement, landscaping and maintenance of present areas." Teen-Age Club to Give Red Cross Benefit Dance The Red Cross War Fund will benefit by a dance which the Alex andria Teen-Age Club will give at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the George Washington High School gymna sium. The four-month-old organization, which has over 600 members, gave a party in January for the Mile o’ Dimes. Servicemen who have recently re turned from battle fronts, sports fig urea, city officials and other prom inent residents will be the guests. Music will be furnished by Tommy May’s Orchestra. Decorations of Red Cross flags and posters have been furnished by the local chapter and members of the Red Cross can teen corps will assist in serving re freshments. The committee in charge of ar rangements includes Robin Rau, Donald Beggs and Calvin Major. Daily Rationing §$Reminderttto> Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.— Book No. 4, blue stamps A-8, B-8, C-8, D-8 and E-8 valid through May 20 and worth 10 points each. Blue stamps F-8, G-8, H-8, J-8 and K-8 valid April l through June 20. Blue tokens may be used as change. Meats, Fats, Etc.—Book No. 4, red stamps A-8, B-8, C-8, D-8, E-8 and F-8 good through May 20 and worth 10 points each. Red stamps G-8, H-8 and J-8 good March 26 through June 18. Red tokens may be used as change. Points for Fats—Your meat dealer will pay two ration points for each pound of waste kitchen fats you turn in. Sugar—Book No. 4, stamp 30 valid for 5 pounds indefinitely. Book No. 4, stamp 40 good for 5 pounds for home canning through Febru ary 28, 1945. Stamp No. 31 good for 5 pounds beginning April 1. Gasoline—No. 9-A coupons good for 3 gallons through May 8. B-2, C-2, B-3 and C-3 coupons good for 5 gallons each. Fuel Oil—Period No. 4 coupons valid through September 30. Period No. 5 coupons valid through Septem ber 30. All good for 10 gallons per unit. Consumers in this area should not have used more than 84 per cent of tHeir total yearly fuel oil ration as of today.