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Travel—Resorts WASHINGTON, D. C., NOVEMBER 7, 1948 Early Action Due On Candidates ♦ Under Charter G. 0. P. to Meet Today, Democrats Early in Week on Council By John V. Horner Having voted to substitute coun cil-manager government for its commissioner system, Montgomery County now is faced with equally serious decisions on the' composi tion of its final council. The will of the people in this respect will not be registered until an election in January. Yet vital decisions must be reached within the, next five weeks. . Jr :• These pertain to candidacies for the seven council positions. The county charter which brings the new government into being will become effective December 2. With in 10 days after that date, citizens who aspire to tire council seats must file formal notice of their candi dacy for election. Immediate attention therefore is being given to the list of persons available for the powerful legisla tive and executive body. Partisan Policies Involved. The fact that the charter pro posal was fathered by a nopartisan board and was shepherded through an election campaign by a non partisan committee, does not mean that the choice of councilmen will be free of partisan politics. On the contrary, politics will be an important factor in the impend ing campaign. If anyone had doubts about this, these were dispelled with announcements that the Republi can State Central Committee for Montgomery would discuss the coun cil election at a meeting this after noon, and that the Democratic committee would convene for the same purpose early this week. How many candidates the Demo cratic and Republican parties nom inate remains to be seen. The Charter Committee long has planned to indorse a full slate of seven, perhaps cutting across Dem ocratic and Republican lines, and conceivably indorsing an independ ent. Sifting Candidates. Although its title bears no politi-1 eal connotation, the committee thus becomes a political organization on the county level as much .as the es tablished parties. If it continues on its present course, however, the committee will differ form the other organizations in that it will be bi partisan. For weeks the committee has been J aifting through recommendations for council candidates. Members have refused so far to disclose who is being considered for indorse ment. The council members will i be paid on a per diem basts, their! maximum compensation being lim ited to $1,800 a year. The committee hps invited both Democratic and Republican leaders to “sit down” with its members in an effort to agree on a slate of nominees. It is still questionable whether this will be done. Professional politicans usually steer clear of election coalitions. There’s little reason at the moment to think that the Montgomery parties will do otherwise in this case. Three Names Offered by Smith. Already, Democratic Chairman J. Bond Smith has suggested the names of three persons for the new council. They are Frederic P. Lee of Bethesda, an attorney; Stephen James of Silver Spring, an official of the Automottive Safety Foun dation, and Mrs. Minier Hostetler,! Rockville, housewife and civic lead er. All were members of the 1942 Charter Board, whose charter draft was defeated by a small margin in the 1944 election. They are regis tered Democrats. Another Democrat, Charles H. JamispB of Barnesville, has an nounced that he would be willing to run for the new council. He is one of the five commissioners who will go out of office when the government is revamped. A Republican whose name has been advanced is Thomas C. Kel ley of Darnestown, a proponent of the charter proposal. Mr. Kelley Is assistant attorney to the county commissioners, a job that will be abolished under the council plan. Mrs. Werner Mentioned. Mrs. Stella Werner of Bethesda, an honorary director of the Charter Committee, also has been mentioned for one of the seven seats. Despite the fact that all of the present county commissioners op posed adoption of the charter, their names have figured in speculation. Most outspoken against the change were President Brooke Johns of Ol ney, and Wesley I. Sauter of Beth esda, both Republicans. The other members, besides Mr. Jamison, are Oliver W. Youngblood of Silver Spring, and George c. “Ace” Es worthy of Darnestown. They, too, are Republicans. The Charter Committee has re ceived approximately 100 suggestions for council nominees from civic leaders throughout the county. Al len H. Gardner, Silver Spring, is chairman of the group's nominating committee. In a statement of policy before the election, the committee said it would indorse seven candidates, irrespective of party affiliation, who have demonstrated ability arid are of unquestioned integrity and wide acquaintance with Montgomery County affairs. “Persons who now hold, as well as persons who previously held public office will be considered on the basis of their experience and achievements in office,” the commit tee said. “Some of the best poten tial candidates may well be persons who will run for office only through convincing evidence of public de mand. Appointive Power Cited. “The Charter Committee will, through the establishment of the highest qualifications for council service, make it an increasing honor to receive the approval of an intel ligent electorate and thereby make outstanding citizens more willing to serve.” One reason for the public to be particularly concerned over the make-up of its first council is the broad appointive power given to the WIN JOURNALISTIC HONORS—Miss Mary E. Murray (left), of Cumberland, director of the Maryland Scholastic Press Associa tion, presents certificates to two Washington high school stu dents who won prizes yesterday at the University of Mary land. Receiving them are Edna Parker, 17, Eastern High School, third prize in news writing, and Eugene Henry, 15, St. John’s High School, first place in the same contest. ,_ —Star Staff Photo. $600 Is Appropriated By Arlington Board for Civil Service Study The Arlington County Board yes terday appropriated $600 for a sur j vey to determine whether county employes should be placed under a civil service system: The board deferred action on hir ing a consultant for the investiga tion of Rosslyn Gas Co. rates. It asked the County Public Utilities Commission for an estimate o? the cost. The civil service survey will be made by the Public Administra tion Service, a Chicago firm which last year conducted a salary survey for the county. The firm’s report will include a review of the legal side of setting up a merit system and rules and regulations covering the system. Would Cost S600. The board acted after County Manager A. T. Lundberg reported that the survey could be made by the Chicago company for $600. The Public Utilities Commission, in response to a request by the board, recommended that the coun ! ty employ J. Paul Blundon Qf Key ser, Va„ for the gas-rate investiga tion. The PUC also listed the names of two additional consultants "se-, lected from the large lists of indi viduals and companies” with whom the commission is in touch. The board, however, did not ac cept the report, but referred it. back with a request -that reasons be given for its recommendation and the cost estimated. Takes Up New Tax Wednesday. The board recessed until 9 p.m. Wednesday in order to be in a po sition to advertise a proposed or dinance imposing county license taxes on motor vehicles, professions and businesses. The board is scheduled to confer j at that hour with University of Virginia experts who have ' been working on the license tax proposal. The law requires that county board action to advertise an ordinance must be taken at a regular meeting. If, after the conference, the board decides to act, it will legally be #ble to do so. Arlington Schools Revamp Hearing Check Program The ear testing program in Ar lington public schools is being re organized so that each student may be given a hearing check two or three times during his 12 school i years. Dr. Claire A. Christman, head of the school health department, said any defects found will be reported I to parents who will be urged to take children to private physicians for , treatment. The entire program. Dr. ! Christman said, is to discover early signs of hearing impairment to pre vent later deafness. “If the family is unable to afford private treatment,” Dr. Christman | said, “the school health department will make an effort to put them in touch with an agency through which medcial attention may be provided.” Actual testing is in charge of Mrs. Thelma Lucas of the health* depart ment, who recently completed a spe cial training course offered by the Washington Society for the Fre vention of Deafness. members. In the council’s choice of the first county manager and heads of new departments may lie the success or failure of the new system. But beyond that, and even more im portant, is the effect the appoint ments will have on the welfare of the people themselves. The Charter Committee, headed by Col. Norman D. Ames, proposes to continue its organization indef initely for the dual purpose of in dorsing candidates in succeeding elections and keeping the public in formed of developments under the council-manager government. It has promised to seek no influence in council affairs, once the elections are held. Will Not Seek Patronage. . The committee’s policy statement said: "The Charter Committee closes with a pledge to the citizens of Montgomery County that it will not, under any circumstances, secure or attempt to secure from the county council, or from any other governmental agency, officer or em ploye, any position, favor or benefit of any kind for any member of the Charter Committee. “This should make those members of the first and succeeding councils, who are sponsored by the Charter Committee, feel entirely free to serve their fellow citizens without regard to the payment of political debts and other selfish considera tions which so often gnaw at the roots of good government. This pledge is made as a simple and clear obligation toward the better func tioning of local government in a democracy.” Eastern High School Wins 2 Maryland Journalism Awards The Easterner, student publication at Eastern High School, and one ; of its staff members were among top winners yesterday at the Mary land Scholastic Press Association conference at the University of Maryland. The publication was adjudged the best monthly paper represented at the meeting. In addition? Eastern students competing in a newspaper writing tournament, compiled 30 points to win the MSPA loving cup, a rotating trophy presented to the publication attaining the highest score. * One Eastern student. Bob Gray, 16, of 1215 Raum street N.E., took first place in sports writing. Baltimore Gets Award. The Patterson Press of Patterson Park High School, Baltimore, was adjudged the best weekly paper in Maryland and the District of Co lumbia. Best of the bi-weekly papers was the Alcohi Mirror of Allegany High School, Cumberland, St. Jos eph’s High School, Baltimore, was adjudged the best year book. Eugene Henry, 15, of 1650 North Edison street, Arlington, a member of the staff of Sabre, publication of' St. John’s High; School, Washing- j ton, was first in news writing and Anne Rideout 16, representing the j 4innapolis High' -School Tally-Ho, was first in editorial writing* The i best interview story was written by Ellen-Sinpfoffj 16, oi,5500 MacArthur boulevard N.Wi a staff member of Western Breeze, student paper at Western High School. St. John’s High School and the Annapolis High School were tied for second place with 20 points each in the writing tournament, while West ern High School finished fourth with 16 points. 244 Journalists Attsnd. A total of 244 high school journal ists and about 25 faculty advisers attended the one-day session which ended with a dance last night. The conference was under the direction1 of Miss Mary E. Murray, journalism instructor at Allegany High School. Judges of the various contests; were Dr. John Bryan and William H. Hottel of the university, Allen Bowers and Frank Masterson, edi tors of university student publica tions, Bryan Baker, Mercersburg Academy, Lambert Greenawald of j the York fPa.) High School, and Brother Bemardine of St. John's High School. Mr. Greenawald and Mrs. Oliver De Wolfe of the Washington bureau of the' Associated Press, spoke at; the conference. _ Alexandria PTA Council To Meet on Tuesday A city-wide general meeting of the Alexandria Council of Parent Teacher Associations will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the'Mount Ver non School, Alexandria. Dr. Karl H. Berns, assistant sec retary of the National Education Association, will speak on “Our Responsibility for Universal Educa tion.” Music will be furnished by : the glee clubs of Mount Vernon School under the direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Knight. Alexandria Flower Ball To Be Held Tomorrow A flower ball, sponsored by the ; Northern Virginia Florist Associ ation, in celebration of National [Flower Week will be held at 9 p.m. j tomorrow at Belle Haven Country [Club, Alexandria. j More than 20 florists will send [flowers to line the walls, and cor | sages and various flower arrange | ments will be on exhibit. Only One Span To Be Built Now Across Potomac Second Will Follow Washington Circle, Rock Creek Jobs District highway officials have de cided to build the proposed K street underpass at Washington Circle and a bridge and underpass for Military road N.W. tinder Sixteenth street and over Rock Creek before the second span off twin bridges planned in the Potomac. This was disclosed last night with announcement by S. R. Harrison, engineer of streets, that the pro posed second span may be post poned for several years because of 'more urgent” projects. The piers for the first Potomac bridge—a few hundred yards east cf Highway Bridge—are almost ready for erection of the steel super structure. Original plans called for destruction of Highway Bridge as soon as the East span was com pleted, with work to begin at that time on the second span. One-Way Traffic Planned. The latter is intended to cany only southbound traffic, with the first new bridge assigned to north bound traffic only. Now, Mr. Har rison said, it is planned to assign the first four-lane bridge to north bound traffic while the old two-lane Highway bridge, will carry the same motorists back to Virginia in the evenings on a one-way basis. Engineer Commissioner Gordon R. Young announced about a month j ago that construction on the second j span would not begin until after ; 1950 because of the District sesqui centennial celebration. “We believe that the first span, together, with the old Highway Bridge from Fourteenth street N.W., will serve adequately until other more urgent projects can be started,” Mr. Harrison said. He emphasized the second span is not abandoned, only postponed. Circle Part of Svstem. The $1,000,000 Washington Circle underpass is part of the overall plan for development of K street as an arterial highway for express traffic from Rosslyn to the eastern boundary of Washington., The Whitehurst Freeway—the elevated portion of K street from Rock Creek to the Key Bridge—is near ing completion. The Military road improvements, Mr. Harrison said, dre planned to widen the present two-lane under pass under Sixteenth street to speed up crosstown traffic already making extensive use of Military road as an arterial highway from Northeast to Northwest. * He said funds for the Military road underpass and the bridge to ca|jy Military road over Rock Creek probably will be sought in the Dis trict budget for the 1951 fiscal year. Rev. BrasingtonNamed Silver Spring Pastor The Rev. Frank K. Brasington, director of the District Baptist Convention missions department, has been appointed pastor of Sil ver Spring Bap tist Church, it was announced yesterday. Mr. Brasing ton will leave his present post December 12. He will succeed the Rev. J. Wesley Loftis, who re cently resigned to accept the pastorate of the Palma Ceia Bap tist Church at Tampa, Fla. A native of Mr. Brasington. Baltimore. Mr. Brasington is a grad uate of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before entering the Army as a chaplain in 1941, he held pastorates in Baltimore and Princess Anne, Md. Mr. Brasington served with the 5th Air Force Service Command in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was mustered out in February 1946. Thereafter, he served as di rector of the Baltimore Baptist Convention missions department un til August 1, 1947, when he came to his present post here. Mr. and Mrs. Brasington live at 9721 Sutherland road, Silver Spring. They have a son, Frank C. Bras ington, 13. Mass at Maryland U. To Honor War Dead A solemn high mass will be sung in Ritchie Coliseum at the Univer sity of Maryland next Sunday in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of the country. The ceremony is the seventh an nual armistice memorial service sponsored by the Prince Georges Council, Knights of Columbus. Cottage Winner Is Still Trying To Sell It to Aid Home for Poor Mrs. Ethel P. Punk is still trying to get over the third hurdle in her plan to get a new station wagon for the 64 old people who live at the Manassas (Va.) Home for the Poor. Mrs. Funk, who is 38 and superin tendant of the home, cleared the first hurdle when she won a com pletely furnished vacation cottage that went with her title as queen of the National Capital Home Show Exposition at the National Guard Armory two weeks ago. She went into the contest with the intention of winning the cot tage, selling it and using the funds to buy the new wagon. She hoped things would jell in time for the old folks to fulfill one of their main desires—to motor through the au tumn beauty of the Virginia coun tryside. The second hurdle, Mrs. Punk re ported last night, was cleared when a Virginia dealer promised her the station wagon—at a considerable discount. And there should be enough left over, she thought, to buy new fake teeth for a number of the Inmates. “But the trouble now,” she re ported, “is that there haven’t been any offers for the cottage. I don’t know when the station wagon is coming, but I won’t have the money to pay for it unless the cottage k sold.” The four-room cottage, completely dkmantled, arrived at the home on October 26. “It's in a pile out in back of the home now,” she said. The “modernistic furniture,” Mrs. Punk said, is spread “in rooms all over the home.” The superintendent, who lives at the home, said there are “a few pieces I’d like to keep for myself, but I’d give them up tf the buyer wants them.” What’s the price? “Well,” Mrs. Punk said, "the value placed on the furnished home was $3,500. Naturally, the more we can get, the more we’ll be able to do for the old folks." GATEWAY TO CAPITAL FORMALLY OPENED—ftepresentative Sasscer, Democrat, of Mary land, last night cut the ribbon opening the improved gateway to Washington at Queens Chapel road and Eastern avenue. Looking on (left to right) are Harry W. McNamee, president of the Prince Georges County commissioners;' Commissioner Norman H. Collins, State Senator L. Har old Sothoron and Commissioner John H. Beall. —Star Staff Photo. - - — -- Court Denies New Trial To James in Slaying Of Baltimore Girl By the Associated Pros! BALTIMORE, Nov. 6.—The Su preme Bench of Baltimore today re fused to grant a new trial to Eugene H. James, 31, convicted of first degree murder in the knife-slaying of Marsha Brill, 11. He will be brought into criminal court next week and sentenced to death or life imprisonment. James, who is colored, has been indicted in Washington for the strangely parallel killing of Carol Bardwell, 11, in Rock Creek Park less than two weeks before Marsha met her death. Defense Attorneys Charles H.: Houston of Washington and Wil liam H. Murphy of Baltimore today argued that James was so mentally deficient that the confession ad mitted at his trial could not be regarded as a voluntary act. Prosecution Failure Charged. They contended the prosecution failed to show his killing of the Brill girl as she was bicycling with companions last July was a deliber ate act, thought out in advance. Under Maryland law, premedita tion must be proved before a de fendant may be convicted of first degree murder. Prosecutors countered by arguing that psychiatrists had testified at his criminal court trial that James j is a “responsible person,” within the meaning of Maryland law re lating to mental competency. Psychiatric Report Stressed. Prosecutors said the psychiatric reports tended to establish a motive that James killed the girl because of his “hatred for women.” Judge Herman M. Moser, who con victed the Janitor and odd-jobs man in September after a three-day trial, followed the usual practice of not sitting with the other circuit judges as they reviewed the case. Whether James is sentenced to be hanged or is given a life term is within Judge Moser’s discretion. After sentence, a further appeal is expected to be taken to the Mary land Court of Appeals in Annapolis.1 James was not in court during today s arguments. Indigent Clinic to Open In Arlington Tuesday Arlington county’s first medical and surgical out-patient clinic for indigents will open at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Hospital. The clinic will have a daily capacity of from 20 to 30 patients, and will be under the direction of Dr. Andrew W. Welebir. Hospital Administrator John An derson said the clinic is for patients unable to afford services of a private physician. He said patients will be asked to pay a *2 fee on their first visit to the clinic, but once they are certified as eligible by the hos pital service agency of the Com munity Chest or by the County Wel fare Department, future visits will be paid for by those groups. Mr. Anderson said patients will be "screened” to eliminate anyone able to pay for a private physician. Patients will be issued a card which must be renewed every three months, entitling them to use the clinic’s facilities. A resident physician and a nurse from the hospital staff will assist Dr. Welebir. Mr. Anderson pointed out that the clinic will be in addition to the emergency room now operated by the hospital, where anyone, regard less of ability to pay, may receive emergency treatment. Load of Liquor 'Equalized' by Virginia Police Two Brooklyn men chose the wrong spot and the wrong time yesterday to ‘'equalise the load” in their automobile—especially in view of the fact the load was nine cases of whisky and one of wine. The spot picked for the transfer of several eases from the rear seat to the rear luggage compartment was on Glebe road just above Chain Bridge. The time was a moment before Arlington Policeman Ray Carr drove up on his motorcycle. Mr. Carr decided the load would ride “equal enough” from Glebe road to the Arlington police headquar ters and ordered the New Yorkers to follow him. At headquarters, they were charged with possession of “over one gallon” of alcoholic beverages and booked as Chester Charles Suske, 35, and Gene John Lubowiecki, 32. They were placed in jail in lieu of bond. Arlington Detective Chief C. Burns Pressley said the men told him they purchased the spirits in the District for transportation to New York. But, Mr. Pressley ob served, it’s a long way to the Em pire State by way of the Old Do minion. Phones Are Busy as Fireworks At Ceremony Mystify Residents Maryland and District police last j night answered scores of calls fromj persons mystefied by explosions in! the Ml. Rainier area. What they, as well as most of the police, didn’t know was that fire works were being set off at Queens Chapel road and Eastern avenue as part of the ceremony opening Prince Georges County’s first “beau tified” gateway to Washington. As soon as the fireworks display started shortly after 7 p.m., the phones began ringing in police stations in Mount Rainier, Hyatts ville and Takoma Park in Maryland and at Precincts No. 6 and 12 in the District. Firemen and newspapers also received inquires. It was some j time before District police found! out what was going on. The display came at the con clusion of ceremonies in which j Maryland officials participated. Much of the program had to bej abandoned because of the rain.! The program originally -was sched-i uled for two weeks ago, but rain! then forced a postponement until: last night. I The gateway is the first of nine entrances to Washington to be im proved under a program planned by the the Advisory Committee to the Prince Georges County com missioners. The Queens Chapel en trance was improved by street re surfacing and channelization. Al though last night marked the formal opening, the entrance ac tually has been in use for about a week. The ribbon was cut by Repre sentative Sasscer, Democrat of Maryland, before about 500 persons. Before rain stopped the ceremony, j however, plaques were presented by! John A. McLean, president of the j ueens Chapel Citizens’ Association,! to three of the guests present. Receiving the plaques were Harry W. McNamee, president of the Prince Georges County commission- j ers; Brother Charles Henry, rector of the De La Sail* College, and; Alfred H. Smith, president of the Citizens’ Bank of Riverdale. They were presented for “co-operation” in beautifying the Queens Chapel entrance and area. Maryland State Banks Ordered to Increase Financial Reserves By the Associated Press BALTIMORE, Nov. 6.—J. Millard Tawes, State Bank Commissioner, said today he has ordered an in crease in reserve requirements of State banks and trust companies in' Maryland. Mri Tawes'safed beginning Novem* ber 15, all banks under State juris diction will be required to maintain reserves of 16 per cent against de mand deposits and six per cent against time deposits. This compares with reserves of 15 per cent and three per cent re spectively now in effect. In a letter to these banks, the commissioner said the State Bank ing department had become con cerned at the large credit expan sions shown in figures submitted to the department foP condition re ports. The board viewed “the present un balanced relationship within the economic structure” and decided on this means to cushion its effects,: the letter said. It added the prob lem needed concerted action by “all segments of the Government, in i dustry, labor, banking and indi viduals.” Mr. Tawes added that the increase in reserve requirements of State nonmember banks is still slightly less than the legal reserves required for Federal Reserve members. The State move follows a some what similar move by the Federal Reserve Board. Last September that | body put into effect increases in re | serve requirements of all members of the Reserve System. This made it necessary for the member banks throughout the country to set aside an additional $2,000,000,000 in cash that otherwise would have been available for loans. This brought the total amount thus frozen to nearly $19,000,000,000. $300,000 Seal Sale Goal Is Set for Maryland By the Associated Press BALTIMORE, Nov. 6.—A goal of $300,000 has been set for the 1948 Christmas seal sale of the Maryland Tuberculosis Association, Philip S. Morgan, president of the associa tion, announced today. The sale will begin November 22. A total of $266,585 was raised through sale of seals in 1947. Car Kills Fairfax Woman On Road Near Alexandria A Fairfax woman was fatally in jured last night when struck by a car while crossing United States Route 1, 4 miles south of Alex andria. She was identified by Virginia State Police as Mrs. Amanda Gas kins, 55, colored. She died in Fort Belvoir Hospital at, 8 p.m., about two< .hours after she was hit. Police said the driver of the car was Sergt. James Russell Athey, 24, of Fort Belvoir. Police were told the victim stopped in the path of the car. Mrs. Gaskins was taken to the hospital by the Penn-Daw Volun teer Rescue Squad. Sergt. Athey has not been charged, police re ported. Alexandria Youth Hurt As Car Hits Abutment Henry Ungar, 16, of Alexandria, escaped with minor chest injuries yesterday when his automobile crashed into an abutment of the Shirley highway overpass at Shir- i lington. According to the youth’s father,1 Henry Z. Ungar, manager of Radio Station WPIK, the steering appar tus of his son’s car ’was damaged when the vehicle crossed the rail-| road tracks, just north of the abut-1 ment. This, Mr. Ungar said, ap parently caused the car to swerve off the roadway. Montgomery Resolution To Ask School Election A resolution indorsing a proposal that members of the Montgomery County Board of Education be chosen by non-partisan election will be submitted to the Montgomery County Civic Federation at its monthly meeting at 8 p m. tomorrow at the Bethesda Elementary School. At present, board members are ap pointed by the governor. Russell I. Whyte, chairman of the federation’s School Committee, said last night that the committee has Indorsed “in principle” the bill seeking the change proposed by the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations. He added, however, that the committee will suggest several changes. Hume PTA to Meet Tuesday The Hume School Parent-Teach er Association will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the school on Arlington Ridge road in Arlington. Mrs. Kathleen Ferencik Dies Of Bulbar Polio at Walter Reed Fairfax Mother, 24, Stricken Week Ago, Was Native of D. C. A young Fairfax County mother died yesterday of bulbar polio at Walter Reed Hospital after an ill ness of about a week, bringing the polio death toll for the year in the Washington area to six. She was Mrs. Kathleen C. Feren cik, 24, of 405 Edgehill drive, Jeffer son Manor. Her husband, Lt. Robert E. Ferencik, is an instructor at the engineer school at Fort Belvoir. The family said Mrs. Ferencik first became ill October 30. She was ad mitted to the post hospital at Fort Belvoir and was transferred to Walter Reed Hospital four days ago. Her only child, Robert E. Ferencik, jr., will be 16 months old November 26. A native of Washington, Mrs. Ferencik moved to Miami as a child with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd R. Cooper, now of Atlanta. She was married to Lt. Ferencik in 1943. A sister, Miss Evangeline Cooper, MRS. KATHLEEN C. FERENCIK. —Lenak Studio. and a brother, Randolph Cooper, both of Atlanta, also survive. Funeral’services will be held at noon Tuesday at the Wheatley fu neral home, Alexandria. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. Planners Urge Denial of Eight Zoning Pleas Approval of 5 Others Is Recommended In Montgomery The Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission yesterday announced it has recom mended denial of eight rezoning ap plications and approval of five. The applications are scheduled for hear ing this month and in December before the Montgomery County Commissioners. Three of the petitions recom mended for disapproval are located on the corner of Ethan Allen and Sycamore avenues in Takoma Park. The applications, made by Deborah Smith Weaver, Earl H. and Rose E. Burdine and Elizabeth B. Dowell, ask commercial zoning for resi dential A property. The planners asserted the re zoning would constitute a “blighting influence” on the residential area of the neighborhood. Denial also was recommended for the application of Samuel E. Bogley for commercial zoning of residential A property on Old Georgetown road and Cabin John road. (Greentree road), Bethesda. In recommending disapproval the planners noted that the development of the National Institute ’of Health’s new 500-bed hospital and research building, now under construction, suggests the in advisability of any new commercial zoning on old Georgetown road until plans of the institute are com plete. Other applications recommended for disapproval include that of Esterlene Bell for rezoning of a portion of the Brooke Tea House property on Blair road, Silver Spring, from residential C to com mercial, and of Sinclair Refining Co. for commercial zoning of a lot at the corner of Chicago and Gist avenues. Silver Spring. The commission also suggested denial of the petitions of William T. and Mary c. Bowman and Helen Carlisle Majia requesting com mercial zoning for property on Brookeville pike north of Norbeck, The petitions are not in accordance with the master zoning plan for the pike adopted by the commission. Recommended for approval were the applications of Phil D. Poston, agent for Frances Peck, owner, for rezoning to commercial of land at the intersection of Pershing drive and Old Fenton street, Silver Spring; of Fred W. and Harriet R. Jcnes for commercial zoning of land on Georgia avenue beginning at the intersection of Veirs Mill road, and of Earl A. and Dallas K. Blundon for commercial zoning of Lot 6, Block E, Triangle Park, Wheaton. Commercial zoning also was rec ommended as requested by the Sin. clair Refining Co. for property at 8719 old Bladensburg road, Silver Spring, and on the petition of J. T. Athey for acreage on the Burtons ville-Laurel road. Public hearings will be held by the Montgomery County Commis sioners on all the petitions, with the exception of Mr. Bogley's, on November 16 in Silver Spring. Mr. Bogley’s application is slated to be heard next month in Bethesda. Takoma Fights Apartment In Path of Eastern Avenue Letters urging that construction of an apartment house in the mid dle of Eastern avenue extended, at the intersection of Maple and Car roll streets, be stopped immediately, have been sent by the Takoma Park Community League to District and Maryland officials. The league, in a resolution adopted at its November meeting, criticized District officials for issu ing a permit for the building. The project, it asserted, “has deadlocked any possibility of immediate pro gress in extending Eastern avenue” and “is entirely unjustified from every point of consideration of the [development of a highway system.” i It asked that the present building operations at this point “be forth ! with stopped and forever ter minated.” Members of the Takoma Park Chamber of Commerce, who were present at the meeting, recalled that the chamber last April objected to issuing of a building permit for the apartment house. Letters also were sent to Repre sentative Beall, Republican, of Maryland and to civic groups in the Maryland and District areas of Ta koma Park. College Park Church To Hold 2-Day Bazaar A bazaar to aid the building fund for a new parish house for St. Andrews Episcopal Church will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. November 18 and 19 in the parish house at Dart mouth avenue and Knox road, Col lege Park. Booths will be in charge of Mrs. James Orth, Mrs. James Osborne, Mrs. Robert Chaney, Mrs. Henry Brechbill, Mrs. Reginald Truitt, Mrs. Wirt Harrison and Mrs. Stanley Tracy. The bazaar is sponsored by the Finance Committee of the Women’s Guild of St. Andrews Church, which is composed of Mrs. Paul McFar land. chairman; Mrs. William H. Hottel, Mrs. Brechbill, Mrs. Harri son, Mrs. Tracy and Mrs. Truitt. Leland PTA to Hear Forum on Teen Agers “What Do Parents Expect of Teen-Agers?” and “What Do Teen Agers Expect of Parents?” will b« the subjects under discussion at a meeting of the Leland Junior High School Parent-Teacher Association at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The panel will include Mrs. Ed gar Turlington, author of “Three to Make Ready,” and Owen Knight, director of guidance and child study for Montgomery County Schools. Mrs. Joseph Yuill, who conducts a teen-age radio forum, will act as moderator. After the discussion, the annual book week sale will be held in the school library. Mrs. Turlington will autograph copies of her book.