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WASHINGTON, D. C., MAY 5, 1946. f Washington and Vicinity A—15 18 Communities Vote Tomorrow In Maryland 9 Contests Expected In 10 Prince Georges, 8 Montgomery Towns / Residents of eight towns in Mont gomery County and ten in Prince Georges will vote tomorrow for municipal officials with contests in prospect in nine of the elections. In addition there will be refer enda in Takoma Park. Cheverly and District Heights. Elections also *ill be held in Rockville, Gaithers burg, Garrett Park, Laytonsville, Barnesville, Somerset and Drum mond in Montgomery, and in River dale, Capitol Heights, Bladensburg, Edmonston, Seat Pleasant, Cottage City, North Brentwood and Fair mont. Heights in Prince Georges. Largest Montgomery turnout is anticipated in Takoma Park, where voters will choose a mayor and six councilmen and vote on a referen dum on two proposed changes in the town charter. One of the contemplated changes at Takoma Park would set up a re tirement system for certain town employes. The other would reduce discounts now permitted for prompt payment of town taxes. Retirement Plan Opposed. Opposition to the retirement pro posal has been expressed by M. C. Taft, chairman of the Law and Ordinance Committee of the Town Council, and by Mrs. J. R. Heming way of the Takoma Park branch, Montgomery County League of Women Voters. Mayor Oliver W. Youngblood has no opposition in his race for a fourth term which will run until June 1, 1948. In the councilman race, two mem bers will be chosen from the 4th precinct, two . from the 6th, one from the 9th and one from Prince Georges County. The only contest is in the 9th precinct, where there are two candidates, John H. Nies and William M. Jeffries, and only one vacancy. Other Candidates Listed. Candidates for Council in the other precincts are: John C. Post and Councilman Millward C. Taft. 4th precinct; Councilman John F. Sidell and Herman C. Heffner, 6th precinct, and L. A. Anderson, Prince Georges County. In Cheverly, where those who failed to register previously may do so tomorrow, chief interest is a 10 point town construction program and a proposal to increase the general tax rate from 25 cents per $100 valuation to 95 cents. Both proposals have precipitated heated discussions among various Cheverly civic groups in recent weeks. Included on the 10-point program are the proposed construction of storm sewers, street pavements, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, estab lishment of a new street-lighting system and modification of the pres ent garbage-disposal system. No Contests in Cheverly. There are no contests among can didates for offices in Cheverly. Running for the Town Council from i the 1st ward will be Charles Kid- I well and for the 2nd ward, Harry j J. Smith, to succeed Duncan Har- I ken and William A. Link, respec tively, who decided against re-elec tion. In District Heights, residents will decide on raising the tax rate from 30 cents per $100 valuation to 75 cents, for installation of street lights and street maintenance. Frank Gorley, is the lone candidate for town commissioner. Incumbent Owen Millikin, present chairman of the three-man board of commission ers, is not running. Five candidates are seeking the four vacancies on the Rockville Town Council while G. Lamar Kelly, who is running for mayor, has no opposition. Those .running for council are Louis J. Ryan. Frank E. Williams *nd Oliver H. Perry, incumbents; F. Bache Abert, for many years town clerk and treasurer, and Leroy B Sherman. Four Seek Gaithersburg Posts. In Gaithersburg, there are four :andldates for three seats on the Town Council. They are Charles P. Fox, Samuel B. Briggs and Otha Trundle, incumbents, and George W. Marshall. Mayor William McBain aas no opposition for re-election. Four persons are seeking the two 'ouncil seats to be filled at Garrett Park. Candidates are Paul Johnson, ncumbent; Ernest Stevens, Samuel Pdwell and William C. Young. Clar ence Buck, incumbent, is not run ning. Mayor Clyde Hall has no op position. _ The three councilmen in Laytons tille and the three in Barnesville iIso have no opposition. Those in Laytonsville are Gover Armstrong, Roy W. Barber and Albert Hawkins. The Barnesville incumbents are J. ft. Lillard, R. S. Hays and C. C. Drme. A similar situation exists in Somerset, where Mrs. Rufus Miles ind John B. Brady, incumbents, are teeking re-election with no* opposi tion. Mayor Irving M. Day also las no opposition. There are no official candidates n Drummond and the voters will elect seven members of the Citi ens’ Committee by write-in votes. Riverdale Contest Expected. At Riverdale, a contest is expected or councilman from the 1st ward, rhere both Frederick W. Weigand nd William M. Schultz are seeking he post left vacant by the retire - nent from office of Walter B. Ford. >thers who are running, without T>position, are Harry C. Weeks, in umbent, for treasurer: Nathan G. IcKnew, for councilman from the !nd ward, and Edward B. Dun ord, incumbent, for councilman rom 4th ward. Three persons are candidates for layor in Capitol Heights. They are William H. Hutson, now serving out be term of Mayor Alfred Donn, who ied recently; Frank C. Ripley and ’homas A. Shaw. Ten candidates for six posts in he Town Council also are running, hey include Leroy M. Nuthall, Rol n R. Reno, William R. Rawlings, ieorge W. Smith and Thomas Ven emia, incumbents: Zachary T. lynn, Giles A. Gainer, Joseph M. are, Charles F. O’Connor and A. Simpson. Also up for elec r Polling Places, Listed For Vote Tomorrow ' In Maryland Towns Where and when to vote tomorrow in communities of Prince Georges and Mont gomery Counties: Cheverly—American Legion Hall. 11 ».m. to 8 p.m Riverdale—firehouse, T am, to 7 P.m Capitol Heights—firehouse, 7 am to 8 p.m. North Brentwood—firehouse, 1 to Falrmount Heights—firehouse, 7 a m. to 7 p m. Bladensburg—firehouse, 7 a m. to 7 p.m. Edmonston — Edmonston Elemen tary School. 1 to 7 o.m. District Heights—firehouse, 1 to 10 p.m. Seat Pleasant—firehouse. 1 to 7 Cottage City—Town Hall, 2 to 8 p.m. Rockville—firehouse, noon to 6:.'10 Takoma Park—firehouse, 6 am. to 7 p.m. Tuck Appoints Miller To Succeed Lancaster As State School Head By the Associated Press RICHMOND, Va., May 4.—G. Tyler Miller, 43, Charlottesville su perintendent of schools and presi dent of the Virginia Education As soclation, today was appointed sup erintendent of public In struct ion for Virginia by Gov. Tuck. He will fill the unexpired term of Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster, who resigned to ac cept the presi dency of State Teachers Col lege, Farmville, and his term of office Will be CO- Miller, incident with that of the Governor. The new superintendent will assume his duties about June 1. Mr. Miller has had almost 20 years of experience in school work. He became superintendent of Char lottesville schools last July 1, after 17 years as school superintendent for Warren and Rappahannock Counties. He is a native of Rappa hannock County and holds a bache i lor's degree in electrical enginer ing from Virginia Military Institute. He studied education as a graduate student at the University of Vir ginia. Mr. Miller's first educational work was as assistant principal of Wash ington High School in 1923-1925. The next three years he spent in the real estate - business, but returned to schools in 1928 as superintendent in Warren and Rappahannock. Now rounding out the second year of his biennial term as president of the VEA, Mr. Miller previously was president of District H of the association, chairman and member of the organization's Legislative Committee and a member of its Policies Commission. Montgomery GOP Club Hears Ploeser Tuesday Representative Ploeser, Republican of Missouri, will be the guest speaker at the semiannual meeting of the Republican Club of Montgomery : County at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the ' Masonic Hall, Silver Spring. All Republican candidates for I County offices will be introduced. I-* jtion is Mrs. Anna J. Light, incum bent, for treasurer. In Bladensburg, six men are in the field for five places on the town Board of Commissioners. These are Andrew F. Gasch. Josias M. Cobb and Leonard G. Simpson, incum bents: Owen H. Creighton, H. Edwin Heckrotte, jr., and Vincent J. Mc Carron. Two incumbents, James E. Peake and H. Myron Potter, have decided against running. No contests are slated for Ed monston, where those up for election are without opposition. They are Francis R. James, incumbent, 1st ward, and Henry L. Adams, incum bent, 2nd ward, for councilmen. At Seat Pleasant, there also are no contests. Up for mayor is Van Moreland; for treasurer, J. Theo dore Crown: for councilmen - at large, William F. Cleary, Antonio Fominaya. James M. Roberts, Charles Robertson and Joseph A. Well, incumbents. No Contest at Cottage City. Likewise, there are no contests at Cottage City, where Carl Minnick, incumbent, is seeking re-election as councilman from Ward Two; R. A. Donley, board chairman, councilman from Ward Three, and Colin Ward, councilman from Ward Four, to suc ceed Ralph Bailey. In North Brentwood where Wal lace E. Williams, incumbent, and Raymond L. Butler, are opponents for councilman from the Second Ward, and Orlando G. Hobbs, in cumbent, and Daniel M. Nash, seek the councilman seat from the Third Ward. Four Candidates for councilmen at-large are seeking the three places in Fairmount Heights. They are Doswell E. Brooks and James Davis, jr., incumbents: John H. Davis and Thornton T. Smith. In cumbent William J. Clayton is not running. Elections at Berwyn Heights, orig inally scheduled to be held tomor row also, are defaulted to the In cumbents under provisions of the town charter, which permit the elec tion to go to those already in office if there is no opposition. Riverfront Plans To Be Debated At Alexandria, Property Owners And U. S. Engineers To Meet Tuesday Development of the Alexandria waterfront along Industrial, shipping or scenic lines will be considered at a public meeting arranged by the city government and the United States Army Engineers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alexandria City Hall. City Manager Carl Budwesky said the meeting is planned to hear from owners of property along the Poto mac River” and Hunting Creek, as well as Chamber of Commerce members and individual residents as to what they believe should be done in development of the region. Calling for views of Alexandrians is a preliminary to the public hear ing the Federal district engineer has scheduled for May 21 in Washing ton. Mr. Budwesky pointed out the Army Engineers have been directed by Congress to make a survey of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and the tributaries to determine the most advisable action. Shipping Held Key Factor. “There are people in Alexandria who think the riverfront should be developed for industry, while others advocate parks wherever possible. However, shipping has been the key factor in Alexandria’s development through the years and it can be again,” Mr. Budwesky said. “Studies have been made that contemplate building a retaining wall and dredging the river to per mit boat traffic to park parallel to the wall. “Other persons think the wall should not be built all along the waterfront, but that the port should have pier and slip developments in order to berth ships at intervals. "The question of what should be done with Hunting Creek is im portant because it is one of the main lungs of the Potomac. We may lose the oxidizing effect of nature in the creek by making It into a boat harbor. The sewer sit uation in the Potomac may become intolerable if that is changed,” Mr. Budwesky explained. Park Site Recommended. Riverfront property between Gib bon and Wolfe streets extending for 500 feet into the river for fill-in purposes has been bought by the city from the Southern Railway for $9,000. While its use has not been definitely determined, a national recreation survey recommended the area for a park site and yacht basin. Due for final passage on third reading by the City Council is an appropriation of $28,000 for pur chase of property owned by J. Henry Kicherer at the upper part of Hunting Creek as a possible site for a new sewage disposal plant for Alexandria, which now permits raw sewage to enter the Potomac without treatment. Whether or not the site will be suitable for a plant is to be determined in a $50,000 enginering survey already author ized by the City Council Mrs. Ernest N. Cory Honored by Girl Scouts Mrs. Ernest N. Cory, commissioner for Prince Georges County Girl Scouts, yesterday was presented with the Thanks Badge by Girl Scouts of the Sixth Maryland District, in ceremonies at the University of Maryland. The award is the highest accorded by the Girl Scouts. Long active in scout work, Mrs. Cory, a College Park resident and wife of the State entemologist, has been county scout commissioner for the last three years. The award was presented by a delegation composed of Brownie Scout Sally Bender, Troop 50; Inter mediate Scout Patsy Perry, Troop 30, and Senior Scout Martha Jean Crawford, Troop 8. The Sixth Dis trict includes College Park, Berwyn and Beltsville. Md. Veterans Committee To Meet in Arlington Three American Veterans Com mittee members will address the new Arlington branch of the Wash ington chapter at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Arlington County Courthouse. Speakers will include Chat Pater son, national legislative representa tive, who will discuss the group’s stand on important bills before Con gress; J. Robert White, former chairman of the Washington chap ter and one of the delegates to the national convention, who will speak on convention plans, and Truman Keesey, field secretary for Virginia, Maryland and the District of Col umbia, who will talk on organization of the Arlington branch. Fairfax School Offers Music Fete Thursday “America’s Music’’ will be the theme of the Spring Music Week program of the Fairfax Elementary School, to be held in the school at 8 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. C.. G. Gilbertson and Mrs. R. E. Feagans, assisting the faculty in directing the program, announced that voluntary, donations will be accepted for the joint benefit of the student body and the Town of Fair fax School and Community League. Weather Man Shines wasmngtonians may have been all wet yesterday but the weather man wasn’t as he rounded out a week of perfect guessing by calling for rain—which came. Rumors that his weather machine had broken down with the indicator stuck on "Wet Weather" proved unfounded as he confided that better weather was in sight for today and tomorrow. Ho MjM, RI6HT/ A6AIW/ 'MTWTFSS The reascri for the break in the weather, reliable sources indicate, is because the weatherman and his office gang have a picnic coming up on Wednesday and bureau regula tions forbid damp weather from ruining the frolicking of the help. With yesterday’s win, the weather man takes a big lead in this 30-day series to determine if he really can outwit the elements as he has been claiming since the invention of his peculiar way of making a living. The Standing. Won Lost Pet. Weatherman.10 3. .769 The Forecast. From 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday, cloudy and continued cool today, clearing in afternoon and j^ight. Fair and wanner Mondy^, BOYS FOUND AFTER 19 HOURS—Warmed by hot water bot tles and blankets in Casualty Hospital last night, Walter Jones, 4, left, and “Tony” Lafoon, 2, right, were under treatment for exposure after they apparently had spent Friday night and yesterday morning in rain-soaked woods and fields off Living ston road S.E. Howard Jones, shown comforting his son, had conducted a search for 19 consecutive hours. Shown bending over their son are Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lafoon.—Star Staff Photos. Falls Church Property Valuation to Rise 20% In New Assessment Property valuations in Palls Church and the Palls Church mag isterial district will be increased approximately 20 per cent as the result of a county reassessment of real estate now under way, it was learned yesterday. The county reassessment board said it was trying to equalize thei valuations and as a result some j owners will find their property as-! sessment increased more than 20 per' cent. Board officials said that within the past three days a number of property owners had come to the > courthouse to examine the new fig ures. examination or the boards work, showed that on the larger unim-1 proved acreages in Falls Church, the board had, in most cases, consider-, ably increased the valuation. Town! officials are interested in the re-; assessments since the higher valua-j tions will permit them to float a larger bond issue under the Vir ginia Constitution's 18 per cent lim itation on bonds. This increase, they say, will be im perative as it will no more than offset the increased costs of street improvement. Recent street bids have shown that costs for paving are up from 40 to 60 per cent over 1940 prices. The board said it will proceed to the Mount Vernon magisterial district next, and that a public hear ing will be held after work is com pleted. The board said it was not able to do as thorough a job as it would j like because reassessment of the entire county must JSe completed by December 31. It was explained that the effects of the reassessment first will be felt by taxpayers when they pay their bills in December, 1947. Social Problem Survey Started in Arlington Arlington County’s social prob lem and welfare program survey was started yesterday, following agree-: ment on the outline to be followed1 in the study. Part of a similar movement; throughout the Washington Metro- j politan Area. Arlington's program is sponsored by the Community Coun cil, under the chairmanship of Dr.; B. H. Jarman, former director of in struction in county schools. Purpose of the study is to discover and examine all present social prob-1 lems and recommend any necessary; I action to solve them, it was said. Committee chairmen appointed in j Arlington are Miss Carolyn Moran,: | family welfare; Thomas W. Phillips, community organization, and Mrs. Ruth Phillips, recreation. --- Montgomery Hills PTA To Hold Country Fair A Country Fair, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Association of the Montgomery Hills Junior High School, Silver Spring, will be held Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 pjn. at the school. There will be movies every half hour, hobby and art shows, a greenhouse display and dancing. Two performances of a Gay Nine ties Revue will be given by the eighth and ninth grade students. Outdoor amusements include pony rides and archery and horseshoe games. Washington's Unpaid Salary Asked to Restore Boyhood Farm By the Associated Press RICHMOND, Va., May 4.—The George Washington Boyhood Home Restoration, considering means to launch its drive for funds to restore the Perry Farm in Stafford County as a national shrine, came up with this idea today: Let George do it. Of course, it would be an indirect gift from Mr. Washington but the first funds sought are those that the first President earned in office, but never received. It’s that matter of $3,908 that the Treasury Department is carrying a bit self consciously on its books with no apparent legal way to pay. Edward H. Cahn, restoration pres ident, noted the Treasury’s dilemma and penned forthwith to Treasury Secretary Vinson the following: “I noted with considerable interest to date a newspaper story to the effect that the United States Treas ury still owes George Washington some of his salary. “According to the article attend Boys Lost AIJ Night in Woods Are Suffering From Exposure The two little boys from Halley terrace S.E. who apparently spent Friday night in the cold, wet woods' behind their homes, were in Casualty Hospital last night under treatment for exposure. Their condition was described as “fair." Lost for 19 hours after they wondered off with their tricycles Friday afternoon, Clyde A. "Tony” Lafoon, jr„ 2 and his companion, Walter Jones, 4. colored, were found in an open field at noon yesterday only 200 yards from Livingston road S.E. They were lying under a clump of bushes, sobbing. Two Bolling Field soldiers, Pfc. Robert Madiel and Pfc. Fred R. Dreyer. found the bewildered young sters in an area already combed VEPCO Arbitrators Plan Parley June 7 By th« A*.sociot«d Pr*»* RICHMOND. Va.. May 4—Wil liam M. Hepburn, dean of the law school of the University of Alabama, today set June 7 for a meeting* of the flve-man arbitration panel which will decide the two issues still In dispute between the Vir ginia Electric & Power Co. and the International Brotherhood of Elec trical Workers. , In a telegram to company and union representatives, he suggested a preliminary meeting among the arbitrators on June 6, with the for mal hearing to begin at 9:30 am. June 7. J. C. McIntosh of Arlington, inter national representative of the IBEW and one of the union appointees to the panel, said today the date sug. gested by Dean Hepburn "is entire ly agreeable to us—wer'e ready any time. The IBEW spokesman reported that legal formalities are proceed ing on schedule for an election among technical and clerical work ers of the power company, to deter mine whether they wish to be repre sented by the Independent Utility Workers Union, the present sole bargaining agent, or by the IBEW. A meeting this week among repre sentatives of the company, the two unions, and the National Labor Re lations Board failed to see agree ment on membership of a bargain ing unit. The company and the UWU asked a single bargaining unit comprising both technical and elec trical workers, and the IBEW asked two units—one for technical, and the other for clerical employees. A formal hearing will be neces sary before a trial examiner to set tle this point. Alexandria Eagles Lodge To Install Officers New officers of Alva Aerie No. 871 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Alexandria, will be installed at the Eagles’ Hall, 1015 Cameron street, [June 5, it was announced yesterday by the secretary. Edward I. Young. Those elected are: Thomas A. Burns, worthy president; John J. Kelley, vice president; Fred Kapp, chaplain; George E. Poole, con ductor; Ashby Poole, inside guard; Charles McBlair, outside guard; James S. Jones, treasurer, and Mr. Young, who is beginning his 14th year as secretary. The retiring worthy president is Vincent M. Miles. A special Mother’s Day program ; is planned by the aerie' at 2 p.m. next Sunday. the First President never received $3,908 which he should have been paid back in 1797 ... It appears that the Treasury still is wonder ing what to do with the $3,908, as the period in which any of Wash ington’s heirs might file has long since elapsed. "It occurred to those of us who are just starting a Nation-wide drive to restore Washington’s boyhood home at F*ry Farm that the Treas ury of the United States might well get the drive off to a flying start by contributing the amount of salary still due the First Presi dent. Our plans for restoring this historic home, where Washington lived for 10 years as a boy, call for the construction of a memorial chapel, and for the building of a shrine to the youth of the entire Nation . . .” Senator Byrd and Representative Bland of the 1st Virginia district, members of the Restoration’s board of directors, were asked to hear a hand in the matter. j thoroughly by scores of searchers Friday night and early yesterday. At the hospital, neither boy was able to give a clear account of what happened after they were last seen at First and Elmira streets S.E. Fri day afternoon, but police expressed the belief the children had spent the night in the rain-soaked woods. Police details, volunteer soldiers and sailors, neighbors and the fran tic parents of the two children scoured the area in the course of the long search. It had been feared the boys had fallen into rain-swollen Oxon Run, a shallow creek near the Maryland line. Clyde is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A. Lafoon, 4321 Halley ter race, and Walter's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jones, 4618 Halley terrace S.E. Riverdale Plans to Buy Two New Fire Trucks The Riverdale (Md ' Volunteer Fire Department expects to receive two new fire trucks this year, it was learned yesterday. A contract has been signed be tween town officials and represent atives of the fire department which specifies that one truck be pur chased through funds raised by the firemen at public functions or by subscriptions and the other by the municipal government. The vehicles will have 750-gallon pumps, 1.200 feet of 2>4-inch hose and 600 feet of 114-inch hose, and aluminum ladders. Both will be of the semi-inclosed cab type, with 220-horsepower motors. A 3.000-watt built-in automatic lighting plant will be installed in the one pur chased by the firemen and pro vision also will be made for future installation of two-way radios. It was announced that Chief James F. Ronchi, 37. of the fire de partment also had assumed similar duties as chief of the 22-man Naval Receiving Station Fire Department, succeeding J. H. Beahn of Hillcrest, who is retiring. He was deputy chief for the past seven months and a Navy fire fighter for four years. Silver Spring Group Urges Cleanup of Sligo Creek Calling for action to clean up Sligo Creek, the Silver Spring Chapter of the Izaak Walton League has adopted two resolutions and asked persons knowing of pollution to in form the County Health Department or deputy game wardens. One of the resolutions requests the Montgomery County Health De partment to make a weekly analysis of the water. The findings should be made public, it said, and warn ings posted if necessary. The, second measure urged the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to prevent seepage into the creek from the county dump by piping the small streams that run through the dump and empty in the creek. ' It was noted that Sligo Creek is comparatively short and flows through a much-used park and close to two public schools. Heirlooms in Alexandria Remain on Display Today Because rain yesterday lowered at tendance at the annual tour of his toric Alexandria homes, the show of Alexandria heirlooms, held in conjunction with the tom- at the ‘‘Lafayette House,” 301 South St. Asaph street, will be continued today from 2 to 6 pun. The tours, sponsored each year by the Woman’s Auxiliary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Alexandria, usually attract about 3,000 guests, but yesterday less than 2,000 visited the 10 private residences and the church. Members of the Young Women’s League of the church arranged the antique show this year. * Kensington to Choose Candidates June 3 The annual town caucus for nomi nation of candidates for the Kens ington municipal election June 3 has been set for 8 p.m. liiay 20 at the Kensington Armory. Candidates will be named for Mayor and for two vacanies on the town council. Col. Clarence V. Sayer, mayor for the last four years, has announced he will seek re-elec tion. Howard S. Bean and R. E. Pol lard, incumbents, also have said they will be candidates for re-election to the council. Shifts of Army Units Now Fill Pentagon Almost to Capacity By Nelson M. Shepard Recent moves of Army units from downtown buildings to the Penta gon, have filled its 2.044,038 square feet of office space almost to capa city, but officials said yesterday the War Department hopes to vacate eight remaining buildings leased from owners by December, This can be accomplished, it was believed, through the process of Army demobilization which will re lease space now occupied in the Pentagon by units ordered discon tinued or reduced in personnel. A Pentagon survey revealed yes terday that by the end of this week, when more units are moved into it from the Munitions Building, the huge headquarters building will be accommodating approximately 29, 500 employes. This would compare with a V-E day peak of 31,500, the records showed. 45 Buildings Still Used. Even so. officials said, the War Department still has space in 45 buildings in the immediate Washing ton area as against 51 in May a year ago. This brings up the oft-heard question, when can the Pentagon ever be able to fulfill its original mission of housing all War Depart ment activities in Washington under one roof? The answer is: No one really knows now. The War Department in the last three weeks has vacated, or is in the process of vacating five leased build ings downtown and has made con siderable headway for a month in moving Army units from the Muni tions Building. As space becomes available these units are being moved into the Pentagon. Event ually the Veterans Administration will take over the entire 534,139 square feet of Munitions space. Approximately 69,000 square feet of office, record and storage space have been released in the five buildings just vacated. The premises are 1624 I street N.W. formerly occupied by suboffices of the Office of the Secre tary of War; 1401 K street N.W.. the Tower Building, where a unit of the Army Service Forces occupied 9.650 square feet, and the old Hill & Tib betts Building, which was occupied by a unit of the Stragetic Services. Other buildings are those at 1216 Twentieth street N.W.. also occupied by the Strategic Services, and 300 I street N.W.. in which the Finance Office and the Office of the Secretary of War occupied 41,178 square feet. The latter building, however, will not be completely vacated until Sep tember. 8 Buildings To Be Vacated. Officials said it is ‘hoped'' the Army will be completely moved out 1 of the Munitions Building by De cember. How soon the buildings - recently vacated, or so slated, may ■ become available to Washington firms or professional men now seek ing office space is problematical. Government departments will have priority on them if additional Fed j eral space is required. The eight buildings which the War Department hopes to vacate by the end of the year are the following premises: 801 Channing road N.E.. 300 I i street N.E., 60 Florida avenue N.W., i 2 New York avenue N.W., the Fowler warehouse in Rosslyn, Va.: 4809 Bethesda avenue N.W. and 4813 Bethesda avenue N.W. Some are devoted almost wholly to records and storage of supplies and equipment. The last official census of the Pen tagon gave 26,500 personnel six months ago, the lowest level since the building was filled. Officials said it would be impossible to ac commodate more than 32,000 with out sacrificing comfort and effic iency. The individual desk space for the 40,000 War Department personnel now in Washington ranges from 70 to 97 square feet. Before the war the Government Usually tried to figure op 100 square feet per person. The average Pentagonian occupies 93 square feet of desk space and in the Munitions Building it was said the figure now is 74 square feet. Books Books Books Be sure to read the Book Section in today’s Sunday Star. Section C, Page 3 Noyes Resigns, Causing Shifts In County Jobs J. P. Stadler Selected As Commissioner In Montgomery A major shakeup in Montgomery County officials affecting the County Commissioners, Board of Education, Board of Assessment* and Juvenile Court judgeship was announced last night. Alfred D. Noyes, president of the Board of County Commission ers, resigned to become Juvenile Court judge, a post left vacant Wednesday by the resignation of Frank B. Proctor. Julias P. Stadler was selected to succeed Mr. Noyes on the County Board. Two Named to Board. James W. Gill and Mrs. Dur ward V. Sandifer were named to vacancies on the Board of Educa tion. F. Kinsey Metzger announced he would quit as president of the Board of Education to take a post on the Board of Assessments. All of the changes were recom mended by the Democratic State Central Committee of Montgomery County or the County Commis sioners. Most of them will require appointments "bv Gov. O’Conor. Mr. Noyes sent his resignation. ' effective tomorrow, to Gov. O’Conor with a request that he be named to the vacant Juvenile Court judge 1 ship. Mr. Noyes has served as chair man of the Co»nty Committee on Juvenile Delinquency, and stated in his letter that he has “a par ticular and unusual interest in the problems of young people.” A practicing lawyer in the county, Mr. Noyes has served on the county Welfare Board and previous to that with the Indian Service of the De partment of the Interior in Oregon. Commissioner Candidate. Mr. Stadler had been a member of the Board of Education but re cently resigned. He‘ is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for County Commissioner from the Eastern Suburban District in the primary June 24. During the war : he served on three OPA boards. He is a builder and a director of the Hyattsville Building Associa tion. The county commissioners are ex pected to elect a new president at their meeting Tuesday. Mr. Gill is chairman of the Mont gomery County delegation in the General Assembly, but is about to resign that post. He also is an ! attorney and has been active in Parent-Teacher Association work. Mrs. Sandifer was indorsed by Mr. Stadler as his successor when . he left the school board. She is a I past president of the State and ( County League of Women Voters. An engineer and architect, Mr. Metzger has worked for the Fed . eral Government in past years. As , a member of the County Board of Assessments, he would be paid a salary of $5,000 a year and his term would run indefinitely. He has ■ been indorsed for the post by the ■ county commissioners. Presbyterian Women To Meet at Bethesda The Woman's Auxiliary of Po i tomac Presbytery. Synod of Virginia, will meet Thursday and Friday at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Several speakers, including the Rev. Balmer H. Kelly of Union The ological Seminary, who will conduct three studies in the Book of Isaiah, , will be heard during the two-day annual session. Mrs. Joseph H. Beard. Presbyterial president, will preside and Mrs. Ralph Jennings, president of the Bethesda Auxiliary, will make the-welcoming address. The Fellowship dinner, with Miss Callie Hull presiding and Miss Ear lene White as speaker, will be held at 6:30 p.m. (Thursday. An evening service, in which the Rev. J. Blan ton Belk will discuss "Evangelism.” will follow the dinner. On Friday, Dr. J. B. Bisceglia will speak on Home Mission work. Other speakers will include Miss Louise Davidson, Bethesda: Mrs. Donald W. Richardson, president of the Wom en's Auxiliary. Synod of Virginia; Mrs. Alexander Maitland, Mrs. Francis R. Crawford and Mrs. Locke White. * Catholic Charity Group To Elect Officers The Prince Georges County Catholic Charities, a Community Chest agency, will elect officers at , its annual meeting at 8 p.m. Tues , day in the Church of the Ascension, Bowie. The present slate of officers will be nominated for re-election by , i Bernard Taymans. chairman of the ; nominating committee, it was an nounced. They include J. Francis [ Summers, president; Mrs. Mary ! Fainter, first vice president; Irene i A. Connor, second vice president: I Margaret Walton, secretary, and Charles V. Joyce, treasurer. Glenmont PTA to Hear |Junior High Program A. K. Stoner, principal of Ken sington Junior High School, will discuss the program of junior high schools in Montgomery County be fore the Glenmont Parent-Teacher Association at 8 p.m. Thursday at Glenmont School. Preschool health examinations and enrollment for children who will enter kindergarten or first grade in the fall will be held at the school from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wed ' nesday.