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irk , WASHINGTON AND VICINITY THUESDAY, MAY 16, 1946. More Attention To Health in Schools Urged Survey Calls for Division of Duties To Develop Program By Harold B. Rogers To strengthen the health pro gram of District public schools, the Metropolitan Health and Hospital Survey today recom mended that responsibilities of the two overburdened directors of health, physical education and safety be lightened and health and safety matters be. turned over to other officials. ' Without going into personalities, or mentioning names, the sixth chapter in the survey asserted that “these individuals at present must give so much time, effort and at tention to matters relating to physical education and athletics that they have little time or energy for developing the school health program. They also lack the clerical assistance necessary for such a program.” The present directors are Hardy Pearce for the white schools, and Dr. E. B. Henderson, for the colored schools. Would Split Set-Up. The Board of Education was urged to'"redefine” the duties of the di rectors. Responsibility for the ad ministration and supervision of all the school health and safety activi ties the survey said, should be placed in the hands of "one person for the white schools and one person for the Negro schools, delegating the direct control of the physical education program to some other officer”— presumably one for the white and another for the colored schools. The present directors, the report suggested, might be appointed "di rectors of physical education and athletics” and independent “direc tors of school health and safety” Blight be appointed for each group ■ schools. |*To expect one individual to be |11 informed and to give leadership such diverse areas as physical ucation, athletics, health, health ■ucation and safety is to expect the ^possible,” the report declared. More Reports in Prospect. le analysis of school health in lashington and the adjacent five blitical jurisdictions was made for ^e board of three surveyors by Dr. C. Wilson, who is professor of health education at Teachers Col ege, Columbia University, New York 3ity. The three surveyors issuing the comprehensive survey are Dr. C. E. Winslow, professor emeritus of £he department of public health of fale University; Dr. Ira V. Hiscock, chairman of the Yale department of Ipublic health; and Dr. Claude W. 'Munger, administrator of St. Luke’s Hospital, New York City, who is president of the American College of Hospital Administrators. Several more chapters of the survey still are to be issued by the Metropolitan Health Council of the Council of Social Agencies, and the compre hensive study finally will be pub lished as a book. The District was praised for “much progress” in school health. Several recommendations for strengthening the school health pro gram were advanced, however, in the chapter issued today. In general the tone of the report was far less critical than that of some previous chapters which had scored condi tions of sanitation, slums, hospitals and certain phases of health here. The survey urged the title of the Bureau of Medical Inspection of the District Health Department, which conducts activities of that depart ment among the schools, should be changed to the Bureau of School Health. Dr. Joseph Murphy now is director of that bureau. The director of this bureau, the survey recommended, “should be re lieved of routine examinations and treatment procedures so that he may devote his time to supervisory work and to comprehensive planning of the total school health program so as to make it most effective. “In each of the smaller areas (nearby political jurisdictions) some one individual should be designated jointly by the Board of Health and the Board of Education as director of the school health program re sponsible for overall planning and co-ordination.” One criticism was directed at the alleged lack of sufficient examina tion of pupils by psychologists. "The service of psychologists to give intelligence tests and other tests,” the survey said, “is essential in any complete school health pro gram, for the results of such tests are needed by teachers and adminis trators ifi adapting programs to pu pils’ abilities. unless such adaptations are made, serious mental health prob lems may be created. At present, such service in the District of Co lumbia schools is inadequate.” Touching on the related prob lem of the “feelings” of a pupil, the survey declared, “protecting the pupils frdm unhealthful emotional conditions is just as important as protecting them from unhealthful physical conditions. In fact, the pupil wjio develops anti-social feel ings or feelings of frustration and inferiority because of experiences at school may be harmed more seri ously than the one who develops measles or suffers eyestrain. Need to Be “Wanted.” "Pupils need opportunities for achieving success, for expressing themselves, for making friends and being ‘wanted’ individuals in the group, for experiencing joy, hap piness and achievement. These emotional needs should be met while, at the same same time, pupils learn to respect the rights of others.” This factor, the report declared, was closely related to the personali ty and health of teachers, adding, “teacher tenure, provisions for sick leave, attractive restrooms, retire ment provisions, periodic medical examinations and helpful construc tive types of supervision are meas ures which promote health, security and happiness in teachers.” Wash ington teachers have been fighting for “sick leave,” which they do not now have. Health instruction in the elemen-. tary grades of the District schools, the surveyors said, “has been un planned and generally inadequate.” 'Youth in Trouble' Broadcast Puts Major Blame on Parents Police Department's Juvenile Bureau Head Is Speaker An accusing finger last night was leveled at parents as a major cause for juvenile delinquency in the sec ond of the broadcast series, “Youth in Trouble,” sponsored by The Star and Station WMAL, with the co operation of the Metropolitan Po lice Department and the Boys’ Club. The program was entitled “The Good Provider,” and Lt. William T. Murphy, head of the Juvenile Bu reau, made it clear that responsi bility for the misbehavior of chil dren often rests primarily with the parent. “Although there is no sole cause for the present problem,” said Lt. Murphy in his interview with Bill Coyle, The Star radio director, “the parent—whether because of over indulgence or indifference—may ac cept much of the blame when his child does wrong.” The dramatization in last night’s broadcast portrayed a typical in stance in Juvenile Bureau rec ords where parents’ overgenerosity helped lead a teen-ager into crime. Lt. Murphy said that while youths seldom blame their parents for their own misdeeds, he has found parents often accuse their children without indicting them selves. He then submitted a basic program for parents: To know at all times where their children are, with whom they associate, where they are going and what they are doing. “This may sound like a large or der,” the Juvenile Bureau head con fessed, "but we must consider that all our hopes and expectations are bound up in our children. When ever our youngsters get into trouble by committing an offense against the moral and legal codes, the Amer ican adult should regard it as a per sonal loss, a delay in the fulfillment of the better world to come.” During the interview, Lt. Murphy expressed his personal dislike for the term “Juvenile delinquent.” He said LT. WILLIAM T. MURPHY. —Star Staff Photo. it is used too loosely and embraces too many inaccuracies. "I prefer the expression, as applied to misled youths, the ‘socially handicapped.’ ” Lt. Murphy has been associated with children’s problems for 20 years of police work. As director of the Juvenile Bureau, he has appeared among civic groups several times a week for the past two years con fi anting the public with the serious ness of the problem. Before his present assignment, he worked on and off duty hours directly with the neighborhood children in the ninth precinct. Lt. Murphy says he is ‘‘impressed by the serious concern shown by the public. The next program, at 8:30 p.m. Monday, in the Monday-Wednesday series will deal with truancy. They added, ‘‘it is gratifying, how ever, that recent steps have been taken to correct this condition.” Although the present administra tive arrangements for health in struction in the senior high schools was said to “permit a reasonably good program," the surveyors as serted “better results would be ob tained by scheduling health courses for four or five hours a week in two of the four years of the course.” Would Withdraw Nurses. Criticizing the use of registered nurses as “health aides” in a num ber of schools as an “undesirable procedure," the surveyors recom mended that appointment of such nurses be discontinued, A specially qualified teacher should be ap pointed instead as “health counse lor” for each 1,500 to 2,000 school children, the report recommended, to perform certain specific duties and to “serve as a stimulating cen ter for the entire health program of the pupils.” u^wuucu uia«» anuuiu nui uc used as “health aides," the report said, because “they are badly needed in the community for the perform ance of their own proper functions, and on the other hand, the regis tered nurse, as such, has no ade quate understanding either of public health procedures or of the tech nique of the school environment.” The real answer to the problem, the report said, is “first, in the in crease of the staff of the Bureau of Public Health Nursing, and second, in the employment of another type of person to carry on certain aspects of school health work which do not require the professional competency of a nurse.” In its summary of major findings and recommendations, the report declared: Much progress has been made in the development of the school health programs of the Dis trict and of Arlington (also in Fair fax County with respect to health instruction), and this program is in general line with good current practices in other cities. The tech nique of school health services is, however, undergoing rapid and progressive modifications and the services provided at present could be materially strengthened.” Present health officials in charge of District schools and correspond ing authorities in each of the adja cent areas were urged to prepare, after conference with specialists in sanitation, “a detailed statement of minimum requirements for safe and sanitary schools and school grounds.” Greater attention was urged to “various factors in the social envir onment of the school, which may influence the emotional health of the child.” Continuing Study Urged. Appointment of a committee was recommended to study the problems of health Instruction in the elemen tary schools of the District. Stress was laid on a proposal to ! create in each school, a school , health committee, in which admin- ' istrators, teachers, physicians, nurses , and other personnel intersted in health should conduct a continuing study of the complex health prob lems involved. The surveyors also recommended in each area a "community school health committee be organized on the joint initiative of health and education officials, to include repre sentatives from school administra tors, teachers, parents, medical, den tal, and nursing groups and com munity organizations.” This community committee, the report advised, should be "an integ ral and vital part of any larger com munity planning group which exists or is formed.” This overall agency already is set up in the Metropolitan Health Council of the Council of Social Agencies. Board Action Praised. The District Board of Education was praised as having taken a "forward step” in the employment since last January 1, of a full time health educator. Attention was called to the “quantitative deficiency of nursing personnel in all areas and of medical personnels in certain areas, partic ularly in Alexandria, Fairfax County and both the Maryland Counties. An intensive study of the "present health record form,” was recom mended with a view to "making it more fruitful in stimulating sound child guidance of the individual pupil by the teacher.” Parents are urged to attend the physical examinations of their children at schools. Brownout in Virginia Eased With Warning Of Coal Strike Danger By th« Associated Press RICHMOND, Va., May 16.—The use of electric power in Virginia, with the exception of display and nonessential decorative lighting, was back to normal today, but ra tioning will be resumed if the coal strike is not settled. Lifting of the restrictions, which had been in effect since last Thurs day midnight, was announced at 1 p.m. yesterday after a conference between members of the State Cor poration Commission and the Vir ginia Electric & Power Co., which serves 63 of the 68 counties of Vir ginia in which electric current had been placed on a limited consump tion basis. ^ , The only - mdlbure continued in force was a prohibition against use of power for decorative, sign and window lighting, but the commis sion warned that it was not offering any forecast as1 to the future and if the coal contract negotiations failed to bring a definite end to the strike, "strict rationing will have to be re sumed immediately." Utilities Get Priority. Removal of the bulk of the ra tioning limitations was ordered after Chairman L. McCarthy Downs had obtained assurances from the Solid Fuels Administration in Washing ton that utility companies would get a top priority on coal being mined during the present two-week truce and that a large shipment on fuel for Vepco already was in transit. A population of approximately 1, 750,000 and thousands of Industries and business establishments were affected by the curbs that limited nonessential operations to 24 hours nf a current week, or, under a modi fication of last Monday, to not more than 50 per cent of normal con sumption. In announcing its decision, the commission emphasized that it noped all consumers would continue to “exercise the utmost care in their lse of “electricity” until the possi bility of further interruption of fuel supplies is eliminated. Banks Back to Normal. The Richmond Clearing House Association announced that local banks would return to their normal lours today. Elevator service in nany office buildings was restored to •egular schedules yesterday, and a lumber of industries announced blans to resume regular operations. During the miners’ two-week truce Period, Vepco expects to receive a considerable addition to its depleted coal supply, and if coal production continues uninterrupted all power estrictions in the Virginia territory vill be lifted. Resumption of the itrike undoubtedly would bring even nore drastic curtailments than hose instituted last week. In addition to Vepco territory, •ationed areas included those served by Braddock Light & Power Co., /irginia East Coast Utilities and line rural electric co-operatives. Glee Club to Give Concert The Gaithersburg (Md.) High School Glee Club and Band will present a concert at 8:15 o’clock tonight at the school under the iirection of Miss Elmyra Parrish, music instructor. I " 1 ' ■ Weatherman Scores Again Take the Weatherman’s word that It rained here this morning between 3:15 and 5:20 ajn., as he predicted, but actually less water wet the streets than can be car ried In one of Commissioner Voung’s Highway Department tank sprinklers. To atone, therefore, for yesterday, when the scorer thumbed down the forecaster on the grounds that it rained steadily all day instead of showering occasionally, the Weath erman is given the benefit of the doubt today. It Is his 19th victory over the weather in 24 starts. These are difficult times for the forecaster. If he thinks it will shower and it pours, or if he is con vinced the city is in for a cloud burst and then it receives only a sprinkle, who can blame him? Life would be easier if he could get away with saying, “Wetness today, dry ness Friday, probably followed by Saturday." He is judged each day for his prediction for the 24-hour period starting at 7 a.m. the day before. The Standings. Won. Lost. Pet. Weatherman _19 5 .792 The Forecast. From 7 a.m. today until 7 a.m. tomorrow—occasional showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. Cloudy and mild tomorrow. Prince Georges Weighs Plans on 2 New Highways Additions to Roads Supplement Last Year's Basic Report Significant changes, including the addition of two new highways, to the proposed improvement program for the Maryland-Washington Met ropolitan District in Prince Georges County, today were before the Board of County Commissioners for study. The additions, prepared by the Advisory Board to the county com missioners, supplement the basic re port submitted and approved by the county governing body October 1 at which time the advisory group was asked to restudy projects covering improvements to Hamilton street and its extension to the Defense highway, and the relocation of the Marlboro road from the District line to Walker Mill road. In continuing its studies to find the most satisfactory solution for the location of the Hamilton street project, further consideration was given the proposed cross-county and inter-county Metropolitan Freeway with the result that a recommended relocation of a portion of the proj ect has been provided in the sup plemental study. Arundel Road Studies. Additional studies also were made for improving Arundel road exten sion from Thirtieth street in Mount Rainier along the northerly boun daries of that community and Brent wood to Rhode Island avenue so as to affect connections with ex isting streets which now dead end near the Northwest Branch. In the original report, intersec tional treatment plans were recco mmended at New Hampshire avenue and Eastern avenue and at New Hampshire avenue and the East West highway. In order to make these reco mmended improvements more de sirable the Advisory Board now proposes the full development of New Hampshire avenue for inter sectional improvements for the en tire distance from the District line to the East-West highway. Projects Listed. Specifically, the supplementary report projects listed are the fol lowing : Hamilton street, Fortieth place, Forty-first place from Queens Chap el road to Rhode Island avenue in Hyattsville, a distance of 6,140 feet. The estimated cost is $301,535 and its priority was placed in the 1946-7 construction year. The original re port recommended the section from Rhode Island avenue to Gallatin street be scheduled for construction during 1945-6 but the project has since been intergrated in an overall plan for the later period. The section from Gallatin street to Melrose avenue would be con structed to a width of 50 feet be tween curbs, instead of 38 feet, as first proposed. The project will end at Melrose avenue at which point it will be connected with another project at Rhode Island avenue. Two 24-Foot Roadways. The second improvement will be a new right-of-way as an extension of the above project for Forty-first place and Rhode Island avenue southeasterly to Defense Highway for a distance of 5,300 feet and at an estimated cost of $1,648,966. The recommendations call for two 24 foot roadways which would raise Rhode Island avenue and the Capi tal Transit Co.’s tracks to facilitate the construction of grade separation structures. After passing the Balti more & Ohio Railroad the highway would be elevated until it reaches the Defense Highway tohere a chan nelized intersection would be made at grade. This project is intergrated with one for River Road which was included in the October report. A third improvement would be to Marlboro road from the District line to the’ Metropolitan District line for 6,650 feet at an estimated cost of $150,115. It is recommended for 1947 with Federal and State aid. Suf ficient right-of-way would be ob tained for ultimately providing a dual highway. In the first stage, two 12-foot lanes separated by a 2-foot bituminous marker, would be constructed. Two additional 12 foot lanes could be provided in the future. Points to Traffic Menace. The advisory group points to a traffic menace now existing on the Marlboro road from the District line to Walker Mill road due to inade quate right-of-way. Traffic volume warrants a dual lane artery here and while the revised location utilizes as much of the present right-of-way as is possible, most of the distance would be on a new location. A cross-county highway on a new location from New Hampshire ave nue to the east of Edmonston road and an intercounty Metropolitan Freeway on a new location from the cross-county highway to the pro posed Washington-Annapolis Free way, are the most extensive projects contemplated. Running a distance of 6.3 miles, the cost is estimated at $4,341,459 and the priority has been placed in the 1947-48 construc tion year with Federal and State aid. The ultimate development provides for a limited access highway with two 24-foot concrete roadways sepa rated by a median strip, grade sepa ration structures and interchanges with other'principal highways. WHY TRAFFIC LIGHTS ARE NEEDED—This Is a typical rush-hour traffic jam at the District line where Georgia and Eastern avenues and Blair road converge. This picture, taken about 5 p.m., looking south on Georgia avenue, shows how private cars get scrambled with streetcars and buses turning into the Eastern avenue terminal. Police say the congestion has resulted in numerous accidents. Recognizing the need for improvements, the Montgomery County and District Commissioners have agreed to install traffic lights at the busy intersection as soon as materials are available. —Star Staff Photo. Inquiry Is Urged To Seek More Funds For Maryland Roads By th« A»ociat«d Prati BALTIMORE, May 16.—The Legis lative Council had before it today a proposal that it study ways of rais ing more revenue for the State Roads Commission, including the question of a one-cent increase in the State gasoline tax. State Roads Chairman Robert M. Reindollar told the council at its meeting yesterday that “if the roads of Maryland are to be maintained and rehabilitated, we must have more funds.” He said the commission’s share of the gasoline tax money was now approaching the 1941 level but that additional costs for materials and other expenses meant that the funds were going only about 60 per cent as far as they were before Pearl Harbor. He asked that the council appoint a "small” committee to investigate his proposals for possible sources of increased funds. Other Proposals Offered. Other proposals he mentioned were: 1. That the committee study al leged “inequitable distribution” of funds for highway purposes in the counties. 2. Establishment of a fefc for a special hauling permit for loads ex ceeding the maximum legal limita tions. 3. Passage of an act of the Legis lature authorizing repayment to the States Roads Commission for its costs in operating the toll bridges over the Susquehanna and Potomac Rivers after the retirement of the $6,000,000 bonds involved and the removal of the toll. Mr. Reindollar said Maryland now is rated among nationally known highway engineers as having “out moded and inadequate” primary highways. At an earlier session yesterday, the council heard a complaint by the Maryland Classified Employes' Association that loopholes in State employment regulations permit a State department head to work his employes on legal holidays without giving them extra credit for such work. Albert W. Ward, secreary of the Maryland Tax Commission, is head of the association. lieges Uniform Rule. “At present,” the association’s prepared memorandum said, “the matter of State employes working of holidays is left entirely within the discretion of the particular depart ment head. "It is true that the Board of Public Works has authorized the giving of appropriate extra vacation leave credit to an employe who works on a holiday. • • •” The association contended, how ever, that the rule requires certifi cation of the holiday work be made on certain forms. “This ruling contains so many loopholes” the group said, that a department head who wishes to work his employes on a holiday without giving them extra credit for such work, can very easily do so by refusing or neglecting to use the forms.” The association recommended a uniform holiday rule for State de partments. It also said the five-day work week order issued last September was not working out uniformly. Reciprocity Ruling On Taxis Is Revoked The wartime reciprocity ruling permitting Washington, Maryland and Virginia taxicab drivers to pick up fares in any of the three Juris dictions has been revoked, it was learned today. The return to the prewar status came to light following imposition of a $20 fine by Trial Magistrate Einar Christensen in Silver Spring Police Court on John A. Galbraith, 109 Massachusetts avenue N.W., on a charge of having improper license plates on his cab. Galbraith was arrested after he picked up a passenger in Silver Spring on his return trip to the District. Judge Christensen said that about a month ago Washington police be gan arresting Montgomery County cab drivers for picking up fares in the District. He said he assumed the wartime ruling had been re voked. Officials of the District hack in spector’s office agreed with Judge Christensen. Davis Named Adviser RICHMOND, Va., May 16 (jP).— Edward Morris Davis III, curator of decorative arts at the Virginia Museum of Arts, has been appointed adviser to the Board of Directors of the Woodrow Wilson birthplace at Staunton._ Gl Students Elect Mayor CHARLOTTSVILLE, Va., May 16 (£»).—The trailer village for GI vet eran students and their wives at the University of Virginia, "Copeley Hill,” has elected a> mayor. He is Pierpont B. Buck of Richmond, graduate student In physics. Gas Company Granted Rosslyn Pipeline Permit The Washington Gas Light Co. today was authorized to construct a $90,000 pipeline to serve gas for resale to the Rosslyn Gas Co. un der a temporary permit issued by the Federal Power Commission. The War Department canceled a license for a pipeline on the temporary railroad bridge crossing the Potomac to Alexandria. FPC granted the permit as an emergency measure on condition the company apply for a permanent certificate. Planners Begin Study Of Freeway Project In Montgomery The National Capital Park and Planning Commission at a one-day monthly meeting* today began a study of the knotty problems which surround location of the con troversial Northwest Freeway in Montgomery County. The commission heard a presenta tion of plans for the project from Col. E. Brooke Lee, Montgomery County park commissioner and vice chairman of the Maryland National Capital Planning Commission. John Nolen, jr., the Washington commission’s director of planning, said yesterday in announcing that Col. Lee would attend the meeting, that the -fact the planning com mission is taking an interest in the project is not to be taken as evidence of a move to take sides in the con troversy. Charged Only to Advise. The commission, he explained, is charged by law to advise on planning for nearby Maryland and Virginia as well as the District. It does not have any authority to make its advice stick, however, in the case of the freeway project. Property owners in residential sec tions of the county have protested strongly against the proposed right of way for the super roadway and an effort is now being made to choose a location which will not be as objectionable. Until now, Mr. Nolen said, the Washington commission has not been officially advised that the free way has reached a "right-of-way” or active stage, although it has learned of developments through the press. rruiuimi i/ODcern. The commission’s principal con cern, he said, is to see if the freeway as planned by the Maryland au thorities will dovetail with the re gional highway system for the en tire Washington area. To bear away from U. S. Route 240 northwest of Gaithersburg, the freeway is to swing past Rockville to the west and join with MacAr thur boulevard at the District line. Col. Lee also was to present his commission’s plan for locating air ports in nearby Maryland. The Na tional Capital Commission is making an airport survey for the entire Washington area. It has received the information it needs from Vir ginia but not from Maryland. A progress report on the commis sion’s program of land purchase for parks, playgrounds and parkways was to be heard today from Norman C. Brown, land purchasing officer. Land transfers between Government agencies and proposed removal of streets from the District highway plan also were to be considered. Others News on List. The following items were to oc cupy the commission during this afternoon: 1. Latest plans lor overpassing the Mount Vernon Memorial high way and the railroad tracks with an approach to the National Airport from United States Route No. 1. 2. Recent amendments proposed by the District Zoning Commission. 3. Progress to date on a plan the commission is sponsoring to set up joint consideration of zoning changes near the District line by the District and Maryland. 4. Latest population and housing estimates made by the commission staff at the request of the Wash ington Board of Trade. 5. Progress to date on the local veterans’ housing problem. 6. How the commission may best assist the Commissioners’ Special Committee which is trying to pre pare a "report to end reports” on Washington transportation, high way, parking and traffic improve ments. The committee is headed by Col. J. D. Arthur, assistant en gineer commissioner, and the plan ners are not represented on the group. 7. Progress toward the proposed Washington hospital center called for by the Tydings Bill. 8. What matters the commission staff should bring before a hearing concerning the Metropolitan Wash ington waterfront to be held by the Army District Engineer for the Potomac, Rappahannock and Pat uxent watersheds Tuesday. Adams to Give Talk John Adams, Columbia Broad casting System reporter who re cently returned from covering the Philippine elections, will address the Men's Club of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, tonight at the monthly dinner meeting. Lane Says Tydings Urged Him to Run, Then Supported Tawes By the Associated Press BALTIMORE, May 16 —W. Pres ton Lane, Jr., of Hagerstown, said last night that Senator Tydings, Democrat, of Maryland urged him to become a candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomina tion, helped him write his an nouncement of candidacy and then “deserted” him. Mr. Lane issued a statement re plying to assertions made earlier this week by Senator Tydings in a campaign speech for Controller J. Millard Tawes. Senator Tydings has announced his support of Mr. Tawes, I one of the three major candidates' for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Mr. Lane characterized as crea tion of a false issue a statement by Senator Tydings that he (Mr. Lane) had criticized Mr. Tawes for seeking the support of Attorney General William Curran or criticizing Mr. Curran for supporting Mr. Tawes. Mr. Lane said he had done neither. Tells of Conference. “Senator Tydings,” Mr. Lane said in his statement, "personally urged me to become a candidate, and ad vised me to make the announcement of my candidacy when I did. "Another fact is that, at Senator Tydings’ request, I went to Wash ington and conferred with him about the details of my announce ment, including the wording of my statement. Senator Tydings per sonally assisted me in the prepara tion of that statement and in the public launching of my candidacy. "All this happened, I assume, be fore Senator Tydings made his al liance with Mr. Curran in favor of Mr. Tawes. Having done that, with his own future political^ interest' in mind. Senator Tydings then pro ceeded to desert me and to at tempt to destroy my campaign, be gun on his advice and with his assistance. • • • O'Conor Urges Work for U. N. "It seems to me to be similar to his decision to desert his political ally and friend, Senator Radcliffe, and to become ‘neutral’ in the sena torial primary.” Meanwhile, Gov. O'Conor, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat held by Senator Radcliffe, made a plea yesterday for strong American leadership for suc cessful application of the United Nations Charter. In a review of local problems, Mr. O’Conor declared the State must modernize its institutions and high ways and solve the new problems of education and public financing brought on by the war. Among Federal problems of paramount con cern, he listed improved labor management relations and balanc ing of the budget. Rev. P. R. Hunter Indorsed For Arlington School Board The Rev. Paul R. Hunter of the Rock Springs Congregational Church has been indorsed by the Arlington Citizens’ Committee for School Im provement as a candidate for the county School Board. Dr. Oscar Le Beau, committee chairman, said Mr. Hunter will be supported to fill the position of B. M. Smith, whose term expires June 30, at a public hearing of the School Trustee Electoral Board May 27. Mr. Hunter is a graduate of Hope College, Holland, Mich. He received his divinity degree at Rutgers Uni versity in 1931 and has studied at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. A resident of Arlington for 14 years, he has served as a substitute teacher in county junior and senior high schools. He organized the first co-operative nursery school and kindergarten of its kind in his church three years ago. Mr. Hunter also has been indorsed for the School Board by the New Arlington Citizens’ Association. Lee to Speak in Hyattsville Richard Everett Lee, Democratic candidate for the House of Repre sentatives from Maryland’s 5th dis trict, will speak at 8:30 tonight in the Hyattsville Armory on "Coming Depression?” THE WASHINGTON HEBREW CONGREGATION THE TEMPLE OF REFORM JUDAISM 8th and H Street< N.W. Tomorrow Night at 8:15—Divine Worship RABBI NORMAN GERSTENFELD "GOD SAVE AMERICA" Public Welcome RABBI GERSTENFELD. WILL BROADCAST ON 'THE ANGLO-AMERICAN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON PALESTINE: JUSTICE OR BETRAYAL?" TONIGHT—WMAL—-10:30 CouncilSupports Civic Pay Study At Alexandria Move First Step In Putting Wages On Equitable Basis The Alexandria Council was on record today as favoring setting up an equitable basis for salaries of city employes in all departments. At a meeting last night, City Man ager Carl Budwesky was authorized to investigate the probable cost and the time required for a complete salary survey by a national organi zation. Mr. Budwesky, who plans to have specific information available next Tuesday, said he understands a sur vey with recommendations for ap propriate salaries would require from six weeks to three months at approximately $1,000. The city manager was authorized to obtain data from the Board of Directors of the Richmond, Fred ericksburg & Potomac Railroad con cerning their terms for lease or sale of a 7.8-acre tract in Western Al exandria for an 81-unit veterans’ housing project of demountable structures which the Council had already voted to obtain from the Federal Works Agency. Purchase of Area Urged. Pointing out that the city In making sewer and utility connec tions will spend from $40,000 to $50,000 in improvements for use of the site over a two-year period, Mr. Budwesky recommended that the area be purchased by the city. The Council placed on first read ing an appropriation of $15,500 7>s the estimated cost of widening Braddock road from Scoggins road to the Leesburg pike at Donaldson’s store. Councilman Paul Delaney declared he is in favor of installing sidewalks and assessing the adjacent property owners instead of arrang ing beforehand with the owners to share the expenses of sidewalks. A proposal by Mr. Budwesky for the disposal and sale of large quan tities of first-aid equipment orig inally purchased for civilian de fense during the war received no action by the Council and was op posed by Mr. Delaney. Mr. Budwesky said the city has thousands of dollars of scarce items stored in the basement of the Health Center, including stoves for steriliz ing utensils, surgical instruments, blankets, sheets, cots, and “just about everything you would find in a good hospital operating room.” ounknouse Called Hazard. A report was received from City Building Inspector Anthony R. Lash that the wood interior of the Poto mac yards bunkhouse was the source of two fires in the last year, and continues to be a hazard. Mayor William T. Wilkins said the R„ F. & P., which owns the bunkhouse, should be required to replace the wood with non-combustible material. Mr. Lash also recommended that frame buildings be limited to two family occupancy to cut down the number of persons who would have to escape to safety in the event of a fire. Council deferred action on a re quest of Mrs. Quincy Smith, 8 West Leland street, Chevy Chase, Md„ to establish a school for children under 12 years of age at 1707 Duke stree. Following recommendations by Chief of police Edgar Sims and Recreation Director Alan L. Heil that Saturday night dances at the Potomac Fire Hall, 213 East Windsor avenue, be halted because of the conduct of the participants, the Council ordered that use of the building, owned by the city, be placed under the supervision of Mr. Heil. Due to complaints of noise at Duncan’s Service Station, 1101 Cam eron street, by neighbors in the area, the owner. Fire Chief Jam«« Duncan, jr„ will be ordered to ap pear at the special meeting of the Council Tuesday night to answer questions by the Council. The Council scheduled a Joint meeting with the Alexandria School Board next Tuesday, immediately before the special session, in order to discuss the board’s request for a $30-a-month salary raise for all teachers. Block Party Benefit Held in Takoma Park A block party for the benefit of the hungry of Europe was given yes terday by Mrs. Alma T. Opal, 805 Kennebec avenue, Takoma Park, Md.t and 321 articles of food were collected in addition to $15.25 ir» cash contributions for postage. The packages will go directly to Prance, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland and all canned goods will be distributed through UNRRA, Mrs. Opal said. Victory Gardens Called Aid to Famine Relief Mrs. Marguerite P. Hamelin, Arl ington County home demonstration agent, today called on county resi dents to raise victory gardens as a direct aid to famine relief. Offering consulting services on any gardening problems, Mrs. Hamelin also said persons having gardening tracts to offer may list them with her, at Oxford 3200, Ext. 14. Fisheries Aides Napied ANNAPOLIS, May 16 (£>).—The Commission of Tidewater Fisheries yesterday appointed David H. Wal lace executive secretary and Ralph C. Hammer shellfish culturist.