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WASHINGTON AND VICINITY
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1944. IS II Mrs. Roosevelt Favors Public Housing for Low-Income Groups U. S. Control Necessary For Buyers' Security, She Says After Tour Mrs. Roosevelt Is convinced now that private builders can never pro vide housing as cheaply or satisfac torily for low-income groups as Government agencies can. She made this statement yester day during a tour of the privately owned Chapel Oaks development in Fairmont Heights, Md. “You cannot do it,” she said to Joseph Unger, a part owner of the development, and to about 200 of the colored residents pressing around her. ‘‘What I have seen to day only convinces me private hous ing cannot build for the price these people can afford to pay.” The President’s wife inspected the one-story houses, renting for $49.50 or $51.50 a month and selling for about $5,750, at the request of a former resident, Floyd Hunt, evicted last week for nonpayment of rent. No Other Place to Live. “This housing has to be done under Government control to get any security for the purchasers.” she said. "You are selling and renting now because there is no other place for these people to live. But the average wage will not al ways be $55 a week and they will not be able to afford these prices.” The President's wife was accom panied by Howard Vickery, director of public relations for the National Housing Agency. First she exam ined a model house picked out by Sidney Wienberg. manager of the project, and Mr. Unger. Then she insisted on seeing two or three other houses chosen at random. Two res idents told her an insurance com pany had refused to sell them fire insurance because there was only one door in many of the houses and j not enough windows to allow house- j hold goods to be removed safely. Discussion Follows Tour. After her tour, Mrs. Roosevelt stood on a front lawn to discuss the merits of public and private housing for low-income groups with the owner and with residents. She said she has always doubted that private builders could supply houses at low' cost as “decently” as public agencies j can afford to do. TTie element of! profit, which is the privilege of the private builder, she said, destroys his ability to build homes as sturdy or guarantee renting and purchas- I ing terms as reliable as those of j public housing. Driving then to the Sylvan Vista | Baptist Church adjacent to the j project, Mrs. Roosevelt told the resi dents gathered there not to worry if they were “not sure what they are paying for.” “I find it a little difficult to un derstand what you are paying for, too.” she said. "But I think I can find out more easily than you can.” Mrs. Roosevelt said she could see why the residents would like to live at Chapel Oaks, “if you could afford it.” What she learned during her tour, she said, she hopes will be useful not only to the residents there but to many other people with housing problems. Gifts Sought for Naval Patients in Bethesda A Christmas gift for each of the! 2,800 patients at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda is the goal of the ! Bethesda-Chevy Chase Post of the I American Legion, which made an I appeal today for the help of the i public. Receiving stations will be set up in the fire stations, drugstores, the aters and in most of the business houses in Bethesda within the next few7 days. Suggested gifts are toilet articles, books <except war stories), tobacco, cigarettes, pipes, handkerchiefs, sox. slippers, stationery, games, pens, j > pencils, pocket knives, sun glasses, j \ pocket combs and similar useful items. Woman patients would welcome cosmetics, manicure sets, compacts, fancy soaps, bobby pins, sewing equipment, safety pins, scarfs, chamois gloves, bed sox. handker chiefs and similar articles. Variety Show Planned The Nellie Custi? Junior High School. Arlington, will present a variety show Thursday and Friday at the Calvary Methodist Church, South Twenty-third and Grant streets. The show will be given at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and at 8 p.m. on Friday. Russian Cleric to Speak The Rev. Basil Malof, exiled Rus sian evangelical preacher, will tell of his experiences in organizing the first Evangelical Protestant Church in Russia, at a public service in the Bethesda Methodist Church Friday evening. Daily Rationing f&foiiwWerrito Canned Goode, Etc.—Book No. 4, blue stamps A-8 through Z-8; A-5 through Z-5 and A-2 and B-2 good indefinitely for 10 points each. Next stamps to be validated January 1. Meats, Fats, Etc.—Red stamps A-8 through Z-8 and A-5 through S-5 good indefinitely for 10 points each. Next stamps to be validated December 31. 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 stamps 30 through 34 valid for 5 pounds indefinitely. Book No. 4 stamp 40 good for 5 pounds for home canning through February 28, 1945. Gasoline—A-13 coupons good for 4 gallons each through December 21. A-14 coupons valid for 4 gallons each on December 22 B-4, C-4, B-5 and C-5 coupons good for 5 gallons each. Shoes—Airplane stamps 1, 2 and 3 in Book No. 3 good indefinitely for one pair of shoes each. Fuel Oil—Periods No. 4 and 5 cou pons good for 10 gallons per unit through August 31, 1945. Period 1, 1944-5 ration, also good for 10 gallons a unit. Consumers in this area should not have used more than 25 per cent of their ration as of today. High School Student, 15, Prints Own Newspaper in Southeast James Lemon is shown at his press in the basement of his home, 3218 Twelfth street S.E. —Star Staff Photo. (A letter from the youthful editor of the New Moon to the editor of The Star appears on the editorial page in this issue.) At the age of 15, James A, Lemon is not carrying a paper route, but getting out a newspaper. It's a community paper for Ana costia and Congress Heights and it's called the New Moon. And James, better known as Jim, puts it together almost single-handed. At least he collects the news and advertising, writes the editorials and converts the type into print on a hand press at his publication office in the basement of his home. 3213 Twelfth street S.E. Some other kids, Jim confided, are helping him distribute it. "I don't quite have time for that," he explained. After all. he has to go to school. Jim is in the tenth grade at Ana costia High School. 2,000 in This Issue. The New Moon lias been pub lished for eight months, but the current. December, issue of the monthly is the first in the new enlarged format and Jim printed 2,000 of this number, giving away a good many around Anacostia and Congress Heights to introduce it to those who didn’t know it. The issue contains quite a lot of ad vertising-enough. the editor dis closed, to defray the expense of publication and leave some profits, which he hopes to enlarge. Jim contributes an editorial on the need for a Boys Club in the area he serves. There are articles by adult contributers, some of them professional writers. These include Helen R. Maguire, principal of an Anacostia school, who writes “The Parents’ Column.’’ The New Moon's motto is "A paper with a purpose.” The news usually is set by lino type in a community printing shop But Jim sets the ads by hand. His press has a motor, but that is not working at the moment, and he pro pels it by a foot pedal. Job Printer on Side. The lad learned something about printing at the East Branch Boys’ Club, and he picked up the rest. “I do job printing on the side," he pointed out. And Jim fished out some of his work—membership cards for a pub lic utility's employe club, tickets for social events, posters and dodgers for advertisers. All that adds black ink to the ledger. Jim hasn't much time for books these days, but he reads the news papers, particularly The Star, avidly, and never overlooks the editorials. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs B. A. Lemon. The young editor's father is a metropolitan policeman, 14 years on the force. Eight-Day Jewish Festival of Hannukah Is Under Way Here The eight-day celebration of Han nukah, the Jewish festival of lights, began at sundown yesterday. The annual winter holiday, com memorating the victory of enslaved peoples over cruel masters, has in tensified meaning this year as vic tory for the United Nations draws nearer. The festival of lights derives its name from the miracle, related in the Book of Maccabees, of the tiny cruse of oil, sufficient for one day, which was found in the Temple of Jerusalem after the Syrians, who had defiled it, were driven out. Special Program Held. By a miracle, the oil lasted for eight days until new. pure oil could be sanctified for use in the candela bra of the temple. Thus, Hannukah, which means "dedication,” is cele brated with the lighting of candles for eight days. A special program in connection with the observance was held at the Jewish Community Center. Synagogues here began observance of the eight-day ceremony with services yesterday. The occasion will be marked in various services throughout the week, including one at 11 a.m. next Sunday by the Washington Hebrew Congregation of Rabbi Norman Gerstenfeld. Sees Restoration of Israel. Asserting that “we are closer than ever before to the actual restora tion of Israel as a people,” Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, has urged the concerted efforts of American Jewry in achieving that goal. In a statement on the occasion of Hannukah, Dr. Goldstein called for “the total mobilization of Amer ican Jewry and its resources in the final effort to establish the Jewish Commonwealth in an undivided Palestine, with free entry for all of our brethren who so desire.” Dr. Goldstein announced the fes tival week will be dedicated to for mal opening of a Nation-wide cam paign for 200,000 more Zionist mem bers. Alexandria Red Cross To Hear Howard Wilson Howard Wilson, director of mili tary and naval welfare service. Eastern area of the Red Cross, will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Alexandria chapter at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Norton Memorial Hall, South Pitt street. Officers for 1945 will be elected. Mrs. Albert Miller, executive sec retary of the Alexandria chapter, urges all Red Cross members in the city to attend the meeting, which will be followed by a tea and open house at the chapter house, 417 Duke street. Tea will be served from 4 to 5 pm. by the canteen corps. War Bond Talk Set James E. Easley, Halifax, execu tive manager of the Virginia War Finance Committee, will address a War Bond rally Wednesday night at Occoquan (Va.) High School. A song recital will be given by the Dixie Belles, musical group com posed of women from Richmond and Chesterfield County. GOP Senators Favor Starting Work Now On Election Drive By tfce Associated Pres*. Republican leaders in the Senate are convinced they must lay the groundwork now for the 1946 con gressional elections, and that a per manent party organization should be established not only for the 1946 campaign, but also in anticipation of tlie 1948 presidential election. GOP Senators point out that or ganization at the last minute does not augur success and that a per manent staff should be functioning continuously. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, minority w'hip, said the feeling among Republican Senators is that the party must get to work at once to organize for the congressional elections two years hence, and for the election in 1948. “We should have a full-time chairman of the national committee, elected on a four-year basis," he de clared. “We can't win a campaign by having a new man come» in and i have to build up an organization after the presidential candidate is nominated. We ought to have a smoothly-working organization go ing at full blast all the time.” In separate interviews, Senator Vandenberg of Michigan, chairman of the minority conference; Senator Weeks of Massachusetts, a member of the national committee, and Sen ator Brewster of Maine expressed similar opinions. Senator Vandenberg said he thought it essential for the Repub licans to have a full-time staff. Sen - ator Weeks was of the opinion that the national' chairman should de vote all of his time to the job. Sen ator Brewster thought it would be better for the party to hire a per manent executive director who would do the administrative work while the chairman made policies. “We ought to have learned some thing from what the CIO Political Action Committee did in this last campaign,” Senator Brewster said. “They got started early and worked hard on organization.” Class of 14 Gray Ladies Graduated in Alexandria A class of 14 Gray Ladies has been graduated by the Alexandria chapter of the Red Cross and pre sented certificates and pins by Mrs. Albert Miller, executive secretary of the chapter. Members of the class, the fourth in Alexandria to graduate, were Mrs. O. B. Allen, Mrs. Kenneth H. Black, Mrs. Ross R. Caldwell, Mrs. Robert H. Carson, Mrs. James Chapman, Mrs. Julian Downey, Mrs. Thomas R. Huff, Mrs. O. R. Johnson, Mrs. Emil Meacham, Mrs. Francis X. Reilly, jr.; Mrs. Edward J. Waller, Mrs. James Baldwin, Mrs. Hugh V. Murray and Mrs. Colin Campbell. Ambulance for Strays Mrs. P. M. Twyne, president of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Virginia, Inc., announced that the organization now has an ambulance used to pick up unwanted animals in Arlington and Fairfax Counties and Alexandria. The ambulance makes scheduled trips to these communities on Tuesdays and Fridays. Persons wishing this service have been asked to call Shepherd 6760. Legal Group to Make Suggestions Today on Habeas Corpus Writs Release of De Marcos Accents Importance Of Conference Here Informal recommendations will be submitted in the three-way study of habeas corpus procedure at a conference at 3:30 p.m. today in the chambers of Justice Justin Miller of the United States Court of Appeals. Meanwhile, Julian R. De Marcos, 77-year-old convicted slayer who obtained his release Wednesday on a habeas corpus writ, was being sought by United States marshals under an order of the United States Court of Appeals for his apprehen sion and reconfinement in St. Eliza beth’s Hospital. The conference in Justice Miller’s office will bring together representa tives ot two local committees and a committee named by the confer ence of senior Circuit Court judges. Although not linked specifically to the De Marcos case, the discussions come at a time when the St. Eliza beth’s patient’s release has high lighted interest in habeas corpus procedure. Judge Parker on Committee. Judge John J. Parker, Charlotte, N. C., of the Fourth Circuit Court, chairman of the committee named by the senior circuit court justices’ national organization, will represent that committee at the session here. The two other groups will be a com mittee of jurists named by Chief Justice D. Lawrence Groner of the Court of Appeals and a committee chosen by John Carmody, president of the District Bar Association. The committee named by Chief Justice Groner is headed by Justice James W. Morris and includes Dis trict Court Justice Jesse Adkins and Justice Miller. Ringgold Hart is chairman of the Bar Association Committee, which includes Neil Burkinshaw, Edmund D. Campbell, Francis W. Hill, jr.; Roger Robb and Leo Rover. De Marcos was released from St. Elizabeth's Hospital by District Court Justice T. Alan Goldsborough. Pending disposition of an appeal It filed, the Government requested De Marcos’ return to the mental hos pital “for the protection of the public.’’ The Court of Appeals agreed Friday to the former pa ! tient's return, but De Marcos appar ently fled the District and was be ! lieved to have headed for either Florida or Tennessee, where he was said to have relatives or friends. May Be Asked to Help. If De Marcos has fled South and j crossed State lines, as appears | probable from available facts, the ■ Federal Bureau of Investigation i may be asked to join in the search, according to the marshal's office. However, the FBI will enter the case only when specifically request ed to do so. It has not been asked so far, an agency spokesman reiter ated today. Meanwhile, the matter has been "informally” called to the attention of the Attorney General, the Justice Department explained. George A. Parker, said to be De Marcos' court-appointed attorney at the habeas corpus proceeding who had been out of the city over the week end. was not immediately available at his office. Deputy mar shals were expected to interview him to learn if he can possibly pro vide a clue to De Marcos’ where abouts. Spear Trial Begins In Real Estate Case Fiank R. Spear, 45. former Silver Spring real estate dealer, went on trial today in Montgomery County Circuit Court at Rockville on charges of larceny and false pre tenses. Shortly before noon, 11 members of the jury had been chosen. Spear was indicted last month on a charge of larceny of $850. Ap proximately 13 other indictments returned against him in 1942, ac cusing him of embezzling $18,000, also are pending and have been entered on the current docket. ' Spear was arrested in March. 1943. after a police search of more than a year. He had been indicted in 1942 after an investigation of pay ments made by homeseekers on property they didn't get, according to county authorities. When he was arrested here, police said, Spear told them he had been living under an alias in Florida. Atlanta and New Orleans. He said he had been working as a salesman. Once a leading figure in real estate business in Montgomery County. Spear formerly was a resident of Bethesda. $729,000 PUPS—Dick Blake, 12, of 5208 Illinois avenue N.W. said good-by to his two pups after A. J. Snow, sales manager for United States Steel, had bought them for $729,000 in bonds at the children’s auction yesterday. A minute later Mr. Snow gave them back to Dick. Patsy Makin, United Nations War Bond Commando, makes the sale. —Star Staff Photo.' Snow Blankets Most Of Midwest, Leaves 18 Dead in Traffic By the Associated Press. A blanket of snow, ranging In depth from 3 to 12 inches, covered the Midwest today in the Lower Lakes region and the Upper Missis sippi Valley, where the heavy fall so hampered driving that 18 persons lost their lives in traffic accidents. Although in Lower Michigan it was still snowing, the storm had abated in most of the area and! ionly scattered flurries continued. ! Weather Bureau predictions for to !day anticipated only light snow in isome sections and temperatures 'from freezing to about 20 degrees. With slush and snow freezing and ice covering city streets and high-! ways, traffic conditions grew more j hazardous. Automobile clubs warned motorists to drive slowly and to avoid country driving. Meanwhile, airline schedules were canceled in most parts of the affected area. The first heavy snow storm of the season moved from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, States which averaged 3 inches, into Missouri, Iowa and Illinois where the fall was heavier and ranged up to 12 inches. Reaching Missouri Satur day night, the snow moved into Wisconsin. Indiana. Lower Michigan and Northern Ohio by Sunday aft i ernoon. The wet snow and ice made high- i ways extremely dangerous for mo- 1 torists. Skidding accounted for the majority of accidents that took a high toll of lives. D.C. Penal Chief to Address Bureau of Rehabilitation Howard B. Gill, superintendent of District penal institutions, will dis cuss a progressive correctional pro gram for the District at the annual j meeting of the Bureau of Rehabil | Station at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the YWCA, Seventeenth and K | streets N.W. Pvt. Oliver A. Cowan of the Juve nile Bureau of the Metropolitan Police Department will describe the work he inaugurated for juveniles through the Junior Citizens Corps. Reservations for the session, which is open to the public, are being handled by Joseph E. Dayton, director of the bureau at 424 Fifth street N.W. and should be made not later than Tuesday morning. G. Howard Shaw, president of the Bureau of Rehabilitation, a Com munity Chest agency, will preside. Mrs. Flora Williams' Rites Funeral services for Mrs. Flora H. Williams, who died here Wednes day will be held at 3 pm. tomor row from the Seventh Day Advent ist Church in Takoma Park, Md. Elder C. S. Longacre will conduct the services, assisted by Prof. C. A. Russell. The body will be sent to Middletown, Ohio, for burial. TWINS RETURN FROM WAR.—Sergt. J. Randolph Cissel (left) and his twin brother, Sergt. Maurice T. Cissel, 26, visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice T. Cissel, 1413 Forest Glen road, Silver Spring, Md„ after serving more than two years with Marine units in the Pacific area. Separated since they were called to active duty with the Marine Corps Reserves in 1940, the twins met for the first time last May 8, their 26th birthday, on Guadalcanal. Randolph has been in the Pacific area for 31 months, while his brother has been in the same combat zone for 27 months. Both wear the Presidential unit citation. , —Star Staff Photo. -, Son of VPI Official Is Killed in Germany By the Associated Press. BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 1.—Lt. Robert P. Hutcheson, 21, son of Dr. John R. Hutcheson, director of the extension division at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Mrs. Hutcheson, was killed in action in Germany November 24, his parents were notified yesterday by the War Department. The young officer, recently pro moted to first lieutenant, was serv ing with the 1st Army and saw ac tion in Hurtgen Forest. Lt. Hutcheson was a student of agronomy at VPI of the class of 1944, which was taken as a whole into the Army in 1942. He went to England in July. Saipan Dispatch Gives Mother Here News of Son Mrs. Catherine Novelli of 2900 Queensbury road, Riverdale. Md., received a round about “birthday message” today from her son who is a member of a B-29 crew sta tioned on Saipan. Mrs. Novelli knew that her son, Lt. Henry L. Miller, was in the crew of a Super Fortress on Saipan, but it was only today, his 24th birthday, that she learned he had had a B-29 view of Tokyo. Called by The Evening Star. Mrs. Novelli, a Maritime Commission em ploye, listened breathlessly to an Associated Press dispatch from Sai pan giving a description by a B-29 crew of the Japanese capital during a mission Saturday. The crewmen reported that de spite a Japanese radio announce ment that there was nothing to fear, Tokyo and other Japanese cities were blacked out, with the only lights showing 17 miles from the capital. Lt. Miller was employed by the Treasury Department before he en tered the Army Air Forces in April, 1942. He was trained as both a bombardier and navigator, and was sent directly to Saipan three months ago, his mother said. Bom near Tarrytown, N. Y., Lt. Miller graduated from Havre de Grace (Md.) High School. Delaware Roads Watched In Poultry Sales Ben Bj the Associated Press. DOVER, Del., Dec. 11.—Govern ment agents were posted along Delaware highways today to enforce a Government order banning civilian live poultry purchases from the Delmarva Peninsula until Army needs have been met. The Wilmington office of the War Poods Administration said WFA and OPA agents were patroling the roads and that State police were ready to help if needed. Full co-operation was being given, however, by all truckers, handlers and processors, the WFA said. The order became effective at midnight last night. WFA and OPA agents and aides of the Office of Defense Transportation explained enforcement details at a trade meet ing here Saturday at the direction of Gov. Walter W. Bacon. Poultry truckers, the WFA ex plained, must bear WFA and ODT permits certifying that their cargo is moving to plants processing for the Army. New Trial for Bratcher Will Be Sought Today Hearing on a motion for a new trial in the case of Everett M. (Washie) Bratcher, Washington band leader, convicted November 30 in Federal Court in Alexandria of draft evasion, was to be held at noon today. Judge Robert N. Pollard is sched uled to sentence Bratcher today in the event he overrules a motion for a new trial. T. Edward O’Connell, Bratcher’s attorney, said he is basing his mo tion for a new trial on the fact that the jury was allowed to dis perse overnight before a verdict was reached and, in addition, will claim that George Keeler, jury fore man, took into the jury room a copy of a newspaper containing a story of the trial and a statement in dicating that Mr. Keeler was hostile to the defendant. Mr. O’Connell said that if his mo tion is overruled he will note an exception and that if Bratcher is sentenced he will file an immediate appeal in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals at Charlotte, N. C. Riverdale PTA to Meet The Riverdale Parent - Teacher Association will meet at 8 pm. to morrow in the Riverdale School with a special Christmas program to be presented by Mrs. M. C. Gay, College Park. Carols will be sung by the members, and refreshments will be served. ] Children Disappointed; As Toy Auction Draws! Few War Bond Buyers The children of Washington turned out yesterday to do their part in the District's Sixth War Loan drive. But the older genera tion gave them only token co-opera tion. Several dozen children, carrying in their arms their teddy bears, puppies, dolls and other favorite toys, went to the United States Chamber of Commerce Building to sell these treasures to the highest bidders in War Bonds. The table was piled high with sleds, skates, planes, automobiles, dolls, games, books. Two puppies peeked out from a wooden box, and a canary fluttered around in its cage. The only thing lacking was an audience. A meager hundred or so persons came. Although a goal of $110,000 had been set, if it had not been for one sale of $729,000, made on behalf of the United States Steel Corp.—a sale which would have been achieved regardless of the auction— the children’s sacrifices would have netted only $11,000 in bonds. Gifts for Children s Hospital. i Those persons who came bid en thusiastically for a few things—but many of the toys did not win a single bid. One man in the audi ence, David L. Sherman. 7706 Thir teenth street N.W., bought up most of the toys, paying out several thousands of dollars in bonds. He i will contribute all he bought to the Children's Hospital. As he con tinued to be the only person bidding on many articles, he said, “I don't know what's wrong with the people of this town. The children worked hard on this thing—and look at the response." The one big sale of the afternoon was when Andrew Snow, sales man ager of United States Steel, paid the $729,000 for the pair of puppies, which belonged to Dick Blake, 12 year-old Boy Scout of Troop 39, the group of boys who helped put on the auction. Mr. Snow bought the dogs, and then with a smile, gave them back to Dick, as a present from his company. All Dick could say was, “Gee, all that money and I get the pups.” Mrs. Louise Noonan Miller, owner of the Little Theater, co-sponsor of the auction, paid $3,000 for a large sled—she had a special reason for wanting it. It belonged to her son, Lt. Raymond C. Miller, 22, an Army Air Force pilot, killed March 25 over Italy. Some Sales Over $100. Mrs. Helen Frasier, 119 E. Stewart avenue, paid $100 for a pistol and gun belt which used to belong to an American soldier killed overseas, for her little boy, Tommy. Benjamin Epstein of 138 Seventh street N.E. paid $1,000 for a prewar sled with steel runners. There were a few other sales in the over-$100 class. The children who were there didn’t quite understand what was happen ing and one little girl cried when no one bid for her doll, which was a little the worse for a lot of hugging. She told her mother, “I love her. Doesn’t anybody else?” Various excuses for the lack of audience were offered by those who did come. “The Redskins are play ing.” ‘‘Sunday afternoon every one wants to sleep.” “It’s such a pretty day, every one is out walking.” One man suggested, “Washington just isn’t the type of city to take an interest in what its children do. It’s too blase.” It looked that way yesterday. Chevy Chase Chanters To Give Program Dec. 19 Sponsored by businessmen of the community, the Chevy Chase Chanters will give a program at ■Leland Junior High School, Chevy Chase, Md., at 8:30 p.m. December 19 for the benefit of Montgomery County’s annual Christmas seal sale. The Chanters is a group com posed of more than 30 men. J. Horace Smithey is director. Receipts for the first week in the seal sale campaign were $6,254.25. Mrs. James D. Vail, jr., receiving chairman, said this is about 29 per cent of the amount needed to carry on the planned program of the county association. Blood Donors Sought Mrs. Linton H. Smith, chairman of the Bethesda Red Cross Blood Donor Committee, today appealed for volunteer donors for the visit next week of the mobile blood unit. The unit will visit Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown road, from 9 am. to 1:45 pm. December 19. Appointments may be made by calling Wisconsin 2528, Oliver 5447 or Oliver 0708. Six Injured in Traffic Accidents in District Area Over Week End Victims Include Four Pedestrians; One Hit-Run Driver Is Sought Six persons, four pedestrians and two motorists, were injured in traf fic accidents in the Washington area aver the week end and police charged one man with driving while drunk and were seeking a hit-and-run driver in another case. Paul P. Murphy, 22-year-old sea man attached to the Naval Air Sta tion at Patuxent, Md„ was treated for lacerations and bruises early to day at Emergency Hospital after be ing struck by a streetcar in the 1100 block of Fourteenth street N.W., po lice reported. The streetcar was operated by George A. Holmes, 33, of 205 Westmoreland road, Falls Church, Va., according to the police report. The sailor was later trans ferred to the naval hospital at Pa tuxent. Police were seeking the hit-and run driver who struck Elizah Fisher 32, of 411 First street N.W., yester day as he crossed the street in front of his home. Mr. Fisher was re ported in a serious condition at Cas ualty Hospital today from multiple injuries. Witnesses said the hit and-run car continued down First street at a rapid rate of speed after knocking down the victim. Two little girls, Dolores Mackall, 11, and Barbara Melvon, 9, both of Cedar Heights, Md., were treated at Casualty Hospital yesterday for slight injuries sustained when they were struck by a car operated, po lice said, by Prims Applington, also of Cedar Heights, at Fifty-eighth street and Sheriff road in Prince Georges County. Applington’s car was said by police to have gone out of control. James L. Perry, 21. shipfitter, third class, U. S. N., and Charles Cave, 27, of 1107 North Monroe street, Ar lington, were treated at Casualty Hospital for lacerations of the face, hands and legs as the result of what police described a collision with another car at Pennsylvania avenue and Carpenter street N.E. yesterday. The other car, police said, was driven by Charles Parks, 29, of 1713 Thirty-third street S.E., who escaped injury. Police said the automobile oper ated by the sailor continued on after the collision and crashed over an embankment, overturning. Sliip fltter Perry was charged with driv ing a car while drunk and turned over to the Naval Shore Patrol. His passenger, Mr. Cave, was released after treatment. 49 From Alexandria To Be Inducted Today Only two non-fathers are included in the group of 49 men to be in ducted into the service from Alex andria today. The list is the only induction scheduled for this month, i according to Miss A. Virginia Jeffer ;son, clerk to the Selective Service Board. The non-fathers are Wolford A. (Kirkpatrick and Edward N. Tindell. (Others inducted today were: j Soward. G. S. Richardson, H , Lawhorne. R. 8 Moore, Emory J. ; Breen. Barman F. Freet, Wilford X. i Hayden, C. B. Saffell, Leon R. HerreU. R E. Porter. Charles 8. Casey, Robert Lee Henderson. C. R. Richardson, G. Griffiths. G , jr. Norris, R. L. Lawrence, K. A. Robertson. H. E. Jennier. George W. Forester, James R. Martini, T. P. Wolf, Helmuth O Howard. Samuel L. Rippard. W. H., 3d McCracken, J. B. Lacy, Aubrey 8. Roth, Robert G. Scrivener. J. A Sutton, Douglas W. Simms. Robert L. Hicks. Ernest L. Duff, George W Wolfes. F. W. Beach. Bernard T. Heflin. James R. Cox. Francis T. Orlovski, Steve J. Thomas, Elmer M. Shaffer, George C. Shiflett, Oscar R. Hobbs. Clinton R. Enoch. George R. Todd. Wiley V. Warfield. C. L Morgan, John R. Wood. Alfred M. Munday, C. E. Midkiff, C B . ir._ Dr. R. J. Payne Dies; Once Mayor of Fredericksburg By the Associated Press. FREDERICKSBURG. Va., Dec. 11.—Dr. R. J. Payne, 71, physician and Mayor of Fredericksburg from 1932 to 1936, died yesterday at his home at Garrisonville in Stafford County. Funeral services were to be con ducted at the residence today by Dr. R. Aubrey Williams of Rich mond, former Baptist pastor here. Dr. Payne was a member of the Fredericksburg City Council for eight years before serving as Mayor and was chairman of this city's Democratic Committee from 1928 until he moved to Garrisonville eight yeare ago. He was a past president of the local medical so ciety. A native of Fauquier County, he attended the University of Virginia, graduating there in 1899. He prac ticed at Middleburg and Garrison ville before setting up offices here in 1908. Six Alexandria Donors Join Gallon Blood Club Six Alexandria blood donors have become members of the Gallon Club. Among them is Lt. R. Duane Good, Navy Medical Corps, who was the doctor in charge of the visit of the blood donor unit at National Air port Friday. Lt. Good administered plasma while overseas in the earlier part of the war, and is now in charge of mobile unit No. 2 of the Red Cross Blood Donor Service. Other members are Louis Duermyer, Har old W. Scott, Ida R. Squire, John D. Crawford, and John E. Guy. The next blood donor days in Alexandria will be December 27 and 29 when the mobile unit will be at Grace Church parish hall, 207 South Patriot street. Appointments may be made by calling Alexandria 8300. Cherrydale Club Party The Cherrydale Junior Recreation Club, the latest to be organized in the county, will sponsor its first party at 8 pm. Friday in the Cher rydale School auditorium. Organ ized two weeks ago, the club now has 55 members. Children desiring to join are invited to attend the party, for which there is no charge. Silver Spring Group to Meet The Silver Spring branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 8 pm. tomor row at Jesup Blair Community House. Mrs. J. F. Scheidy will give a talk on occupational therapy at Walter Reed Hospital. The re maimflr of the evening will devoted to a Christmas oarty.