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A wonderfully comfortable shoe that P- Other Bostons* Shoes SS.9S to S12SO CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED rS3r¥lM^MM« 8^0, 8ri Twrt>mi F Start WASHINGTON NATIONALLY-KNOWN 8TOk£MTJ3 Dental Defects Rising Among D. C. Students, Health Official Says Sixty per cent of students in the District's senior high schools and 73 per cent of the students in junior high schools have dental defects, according to a survey Just completed by Dr. A. Harry Ostrow, director of the' Bureau of Dental Services of the Health Department. These figures, it- was pointed out, represent an increase over last year, when 55 per cent of the senior high students had dental defects and 63 per cent of the junior high pupils had defects. The survey also re vealed that 1,237 high school students had never been to a dentist. “Unless drastic and energetic ef forts are made, the dental condi tion among high school pupils will be even worse next year,” Health Officer George C. Ruhland declared yesterday in releasing Dr. Ostrow’s report. “This is a challenge to the patriotimn of all who are interested in and concerned with physical fit ness," he added. Many Dentists in Service. Dr. Ruhland said the withdrawal of dentists from the city into the armed forces has “seriously affected” the dental situation in Washington. Out of 700 District dentists, he said 100 had been drawn into the armed services during the war and that many District institutions had been without a dentist for more than a year. The dental report, based on a survey of 30,675 students in senior and junior high schools, found that 2,342 students had teeth “so bad that they showed no care at all.” It was also found that only 29 per cent of the senior high students had completely corrected defects found last year. The percentage of students with complete corrections varied from a low of 7 per cent in one school to 95 per cent in another school. Some Schools Show Progress. The percentage of dental defects was found to be considerably higher in the Negro group than in white schools. In the senior high schools, 53 per cent of the white students had dental defects, compared with 80 per cent in the Negro. In commenting on the survey, Dr. Ostrow declared: “It is very encouraging to see the progress that has been made in a few schools, reflecting to a high de gree the co-operation of parents and teachers with the Health Depart ment’s program. This should be an incentive to all schools to improve their records. “The relatively poor showing in some of the schools is a direct re sult of wartime conditions as re flected in the manpower shortage among professional groups. Hie dental profession in Washington is making a noble effort to cope with the situation, and the public should be willing to wait patiently for dental appointments that at the present time are held at a pre mium. Institutions Lack Dentists. “Parents whose children are in need of dental correction should make every effort to secure future dental appointments from their family dentists in advance, and should be willing to wait their turn.” * Dr. Ruhland said the dental bureau of his own department had lo6t nine dentists to the armed serv ices, with only six of the vacancies filled. Glenn Dale Sanatorium, which has been without a dentist for more than a year, has recently had one assigned from the bureau. Dr. Ruh land said. However, he added, the District Jail, Blue Plains Home for the Aged and the District Haining School at Laurel, Md., are without dentists. “The situation is very serious,” the health officer concluded. Bishops (Continued From First Page.) the statement said, “it is reasonable that the international organization have at its disposal resources for coercing outlaw nations even by military measures.” “God Himself has made the na tions interdependent for their full life and growth,” the bishops said. "It is not therefore a question of creating an international commu nity but of organizing it.” “Power Politics” Repudiated. “To do this we must repudiate ab solutely the tragic fallacies of ‘power politics’ • * * and the resort to war as a means of settling international difficulties.” The bishops laid great stress on the necessity for “free men and free nations,” saying that “if there is to be a genuine and lasting world peace, the international organiza tion should demand as a condition of membership that every nation guarantee in law and respect if in fact, the innate rights of man, families and minority groups in their civil and religious life.” On this subject, as on all others touched on in the statement, there was no reference to any specific nation. Other points stressed in the state ment were: A peace which carries out the provisions of the Atlantic Charter, joint solution of economic problems, reasonable sharing of technical ad vances and full education to national responsibilities. Strike (Continued From First Page.) communities where there is no automatic dial system. “This strike originated with the Dayton membership because the membership absolutely could not live any longer with the transferee situation,” Mr. Pollock told the board. Later the regional labor board certified the dispute to the na tional WLB “for appropriate ac tion." Frederick H. Bullen, regional WLB chairman, telegraphed Leonard Ber liner, national WLB disputes direc tor, that the board "unanimously found that no Justification exists forthe continuation of the strike.” The certification was made after a show-cause hearing. “Officials of the union,” said Mr. Bullen’s message, "stated that they have done nothing to prevent the strike and intend to take no action in that direction.” Dayton members have contended that sufficient help could be found locally, but Ohio Bell insisted it could not. Bradley PTA Bond Rally The November meeting of the Bradley School PTA will be a bond rally at the school at 7:30 pm. Tuesday, stamps and bonds will be sold before and after the program. SPAR Barracks Sells'Smokes' By the Carton, Cut-Rate Sodas Shiny and automatic, this dishwasher saves 12 SPARS from KP duty at their new barracks. The girls have named their popular helper the Lulubelle. —Coast Guard Photo. By MARY COCHRAN. A SPAR In Washington gets the breaks. For $3 she receives a perma nent wave for which other Washing tort women have to pay between $15 and $35. Take Virginia Dunn. It's not be cause she's 22 and pretty that she has special privileges, such as get ting a good meal or a carton of cigarettes without “bucking the crowds.” She is typical of the 800 SPARS who have moved from hotels and dormitories throughout the city into barracks which feature every thing from cut-rate beauty and tailor shops to sun decks apd a dentist. But the barracks' greatest boost to morale, Yeoman (second class) Dunn said, is the “hominess.” The homelike surroundings also im pressed the newspaperwomen who last week toured the five buildings, said to be the country’s largest and most complete barracks for service women. Spread between Seventh and Twelfth streets on Independ ence avenue, the temporary-looking Coast Guard Reserve establishment smacks strong of femininity. Flow ered curtains, bright colors and; Teddy bears bells the military pur pose. No More Waiting in Line. There is no more waiting in line for Virginia and her friends with their new mess hall, where “we get dee-licious meals,” she said. Officers explained that the hall is psycholog ically designed to meet any mood. If a girl wishes mental stimulation, she faces the rose-colored wall topped with bright-green plants or the huge world-map mural, painted by four SPARS. For relaxation, a SPAR can turn her chair toward the two gray walls and—presto— the tension fades. Directly above the dining hall is the large gym-auditorium. “The girls put on weight in the dining room and go upstairs to take it off," an officer explained. Two reducing classes a week are available. At tendance is voluntary. At lunch, the commanding officer, Lt. Comdr. Eugenia Lawrence, spoke in glib naval terms of the “land bound barracks.” She winced over one regulation, however. A south erner, she hasn’t yet adjusted her self to the “Yes, Sir,” she receives Maynard Barnes Is Named Minister to Bulgaria The State Department yesterday announced appointment of Maynard B. Barnes, 57, a Foreign Service offi cer, as the United States representa tive to Bulgaria with the personal rank of minister. Mr. Barnes, a veteran of the diplo matic service, served in Dakar under Vice Admiral William A. Olassford during the period when the United States feared that Germany might seize that strategic base for opera tions against South America. At that time he had the rank of coun selor and consul general. Bulgaria recently capitulated to the Allies and joined them against Germany. Diplomatic relations with that country have not yet been es tablished, but Mr. Barnes will co operate with the British representa tive in Sofia in conducting relations with Bulgaria until peace terms are made! from SPARS of Inferior rank. "I guess you could hardly use ‘Yes, Mam’ as we do in Georgia," she said, “but I’m not quite used to it.” Lulubelle Helps Out. In the "galley,” or kitchen, SPAR cooks were preparing 175 pounds of liver and 75 pounds of onions for dinner. Another team was clean ing up the lunch dishes. As the reporters looked over the Jelly-cake, the salad-making section and the huge proofing ovens, the SPARS asked: “Have you seen Lulubelle?” Lulubelle turned out to be an auto matic dishwasher, popular because it saves about a dozen SPARS from KP duty. Unlike other women’s services, SPAR specialists handle such jobs as meat refrigeration, cooking, beauty parlor work and tailoring. Several girls shlveringly braved the 30-degree temperature of the meat storage room, where a dozen sides of choice beef hung and where 900 pounds of turkey awaited Thanks giving. Incidentally, Thanksgiving Day this year is the second anni versary of the SPARS. The beauty parlor, operated by SPARS who were beauty operators in civilian life, boasts 25-cent Sham poos and 35-cent waves. One girl explained the comparatively high 40-cent price for eyebrow arches: "That’s to discourage girls from try ing it.” Cut-Rate Sedas Help Out, Too. In the "ships service,” com parable to the corner drugstore, girls can buy cheaper sodas, candy and magazines. "Wet paint” signs on the doors indicated newness, as the barracks are Just swinging into full Operation. For minor ailments, a 16-bed in firmary is operated by 14 nurses— all SPAR pharmacist’s mates. Here, too, is the only man in the setup, a young dentist. Last night the girls held their first big a 11-Coast Guard dance in the gym. Dances are to be a monthly feature. Coast Guard bands will furnish music. Yeoman Dunn, whose Coast Guard brother is in the Pacific, said she is now within walking dis tance of her office and all sports. “Boy, these barracks sure help our morale," she said. “Just this touch of chintz picks us up.” Even the efficiency - charged ad ministrative office struck the I feminine note. An overstufied red and white elephant perched on a' commander's desk. | uNothing Rut Neckwear” t Our Own Custom-Made PURE SILK TIES Open to 9 PM- t C" ft Evenings J t9 ★ Mason A Hamlin Chichering Steinway Kimball Knabe and others ★ Our stock of reconditioned Grands contain most of the well known piano names. Ail have been recondi tioned and refinished by factory piano mechanics. Come in and look over our stock before you buy. Volunteers Praised As Draft Aid Center Completes Work Closing yesterday of the Draft Aid Center, which has served as a clearing house for Information to servicemen and their families since early in the year, and transfer of its diminishing work to the Home Service Division of the Red Cross, brought official tributes to the vol unteers who made the center so successful. A steady decrease of Inductions into the armed services made it pos sible to close the facility, which at its peak helped thousands of soldiers and sailors solve their problems. The center, situated in the United States Information Center, Four teenth street and Pennsylvania avenue N.W., worked out difficulties ranging from new quarters for their families to medical care, mortgages and intricate matters of business and finance. The facility was awarded last spring a Citation of Merit by the National Office of Civilian Defense. It was believed to have been the first center of its kind in the country. A share-the-home phase of the center’s work placed perplexed wives in touch with one another and in a good many instances led to their doubling up for the duration to save expenses and arrange Jointly for the care of children. Opened February 1. The Draft Aid Center was opened February 1. It was set up by the District Selective Service and the Civilian War Services Board or the District Government in quarters provided by the Office of War In formation. This war service resulted from a suggestion made to The Star by a draft-age father. Mrs. Roosevelt indorsed and visit ed the center, and it won approval in Congress. Its work, except for an executive secretary, was carried out entirely by volunteers. Its closing was an nounced in a letter to the volunteers signed by William E. Leahy, Dis trict director of selective service, and John J. Hasley, chairman of the Civilian War Services Board. They reported the center had served 5,208 persons, who had made 6,778 inquiries. The volunteers gave 2,395 hours to the project and made a record of not a single lateness or absence unreported. “Last January,” the letter pointed out, “you graciously volunteered to serve in establishing the Draft Aid Center, a vitally important need m our community which had not been met up to that time. Only your loyalty and devotion and that of your co-workers made the success of this project possible.” Work Reduced Sharply. Because of the reduced demand of selective service, it was explained, the intake at the center has greatly decreased, and the Home Service Division of the Red Cross “finds it self fully able to handle the few selectees who are now coming to us, because of the increase both in staff and space of that organization.” Mr. Leahy and Mr. Hasley added: "We are now making of this occa sion an opportunity to express to you our personal appreciation of the devotion with which you entered upon this important war service and continued to render it so unselfishly throughout the existence of the Draft Aid Center.” They said Miss Josephine Brown, chairman of the Family Security Committee of the Civilian War Services, joined them in expressing appreciation. "The outstanding rec ord of your activities,” they wrote, “will furnish one of the most im portant chapters of our local war activities when the District of Co 2 Deaths Raise Home Accident FatalitiestolU Two death* caused by falls in Washington homes last week brought total home accident fatalities to 117 for the year, the District Red Cross Home Accident Prevention Service reported yesterday. Hospitals reported 93 home acci dent cases cared for during the week. There were 24 falls, 16 burns, one accidental poisoning, two cases of gas suffocation, 34 cuts and 14 miscellaneous injuries. One woman was seriously burned when she threw an oil shampoo into a furnace. A man of 56 broke his leg when he dropped a sack of po tatoes. A 50-year-old man cut his hand severely while carving a chicken. One child was scalded when she pulled hot soup from a table and another was burned while playing with matches. A 2-month-old in fant was injured when he pulled over a floor lamp. A pencil carried in the pocket of her dress punctured a girl’s thigh when a door slammed on it. Most unusual accident of the week, reported from Providence Hospital, was that of a 22-year-old woman who slammed a door on her Anger amputating it at the first knuckle. She made no effort to obtain medical attention but ban daged it herself and reported for work at a local store. Later when the finger started to bleed the store management had her rushed to the hospital. lumbia compiles its history about them in the days toycome.” It was not made known immedi ately what will be done with the unexpended balance of a $30,000 ap propriation for the center, but it was suggested that this might go to the new Veterans’ Information Cen ter which the Civilian War Services plans to set up soon. Mrs. Verna D. Linzel, deputy ex ecutive officer of Civilian War Serv ices, supervised the Draft Aid Center. Notional Gallery Shows 18th Century French Art A special exhibition of drawings, prints and books produced In Francs during the 18th Century will open at the National Gallery of Art today, David E. Finley, director of the gallery, has announced. Included in the exhibition are color plates by Debucourt and Jani net, black and white engravings after the paintings of the Swedish artist, Lavreince or Baudouin: draw ings by Lancret, Fragonard, Gravetot and Moreau. Japs to Salvage Cotton To Make Gunpowder By the /MocliUS Press. Gomel, the Japanese news agency, announced over the Tokyo radio yesterday that cotton would be col lected for use in the manufacture of gunpowder “to sink enemy ships,’' and that “a huge contribution from the people is expected.’’ Most of the old cotton, Domel said, was expected to “come from the cushions used in cafes, rendez vous rooms, restaurants, banquet rooms and halls, theaters and hotels, as well as shrines, temples, churches and other religious organizations.” The broadcast was heard by FCC monitors. Help win the war by saving waste kitchen fats! I WAREHOUSES 5,000 sq. feet each Storaga or small business An opportunity to locate a per manent business in the heart of the fast-errowlns Arlington area. To be located near lee highway In Cherrydale-Rosslyn area. Rail way siding. These buildings would contain ap Proj'mjtelT 6.000 sq. feet each; 16-ft. height. Urge gartge-door en trance. skylights. heated office space. Nominal rent on long lease. 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