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THE SUNDAY STAR Washington, D. C. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2», 1553 Public Housing Barred to Most Area B Families RLA Survey Finds 58% Ineligible, Must Get Private Rentals By George Beveridge About 58 per cent of the fam ilies now living in Area B, south west Washington’s pilot slum clearance and redevelopment area, are ineligible for public housing and therefore will need private housing elsewhere if they are displaced. The ability of these families to pay rents in private housing varies widely, with some able to afford more than S9O a month and many others only able to afford less than SSO rents. These facts were brought out by the District Redevelopment Land Agency last night in dis closing partial results of an ex tensive door-to-door survey of the 76-acre section bounded by Fourth, I, South Capitol streets and the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks. Under the program, the RLA Intends to displace and find new i homes for all the residents, clear the area of existing structures and sell or lease the land to a private developer for rebuilding, i Big Job of Finding New Homes. The survey was a necessary | first step to provide data to! guide the RLA in its job of find ing new homes. No families will be moved out until new dwellings are found for them elsewhere. And the displacement will not j begin until the agency acquires ! title to the existing properties. The easiest group to place—at \ least in this first redevelopment j project—will be those eligible for | public housing. Officials have | said they will have priority. The most difficult to place will be ! large families* with incomes just I high enough to make them in eligible for public housing. Paving the way for the relo cation, staff members have been getting lines on new housing scheduled for completion within j the next two years. They are developing contacts to spot va- i cant dwellings as soon as they are needed. Suit Challenges Legality. i One owner of seven Fourth street business properties has filed a suit challenging the legal ity of plans to take his land. In a move last week, the land | agency’s board authorized pur chase of the first 14 land parcels, but none of the 14 are involved in the suit. The new survey, supervised by RLA Relocation Chief James G. j Banks, bore out in general earlier estimates about the area and its residents. On the basis of a less extensive 1951 study of Area B. officials figured it con tained 1,345 families, with about half of them eligible for public housing. The new study reported on 1,216 families, but did not cover business establishments or fam- , ilies living above commercial properties. Mr. Banks said the I excluded groups would raise the total to near the 1,345 figure, j Many Families Quitting Area. There have been reports that many families have moved out of the area. The owner of one : corner grocery told The Star he has seen many houses vacated, and said his business has dropped “between 15 and 25 per cent” since 1950. Mr. Banks said his survey and observations shdtved no such drop. The land agency did not release survey, results showing i Incomes of the 1,216 families. It did list monthly rents the fam ilies could afford, however, based on one-fourth of the monthly family incomes. The tabulation showed 510 families are eligible for public housing by reason of low in comes. Os the remaining 706: The largest group, 275 families, could afford rents of only $49 or less. Sixty families could af ford between SSO and $54.99; 45 between $55 and $59.99; 45 be tween S6O and $64.99: 33 between $65 and $69.99; 27 between S7O and $74.99; 37 between $75 and $79.99; 34 between and $84.99; 23 between SBS and $89.99 and 123 could afford S9O or more. There was no report on. four families. Can’t Afford Above S6O Rent, j Thus, more than half of the 706 families indicate they could not afford rents above S6O a month. But the figures released j did not present an accurate pic ture of the job which RLA faces in finding new homes for them. The reason is that the agency i did not relate family size to the rents the families can afford. Since some of the families con sist of only one. two and three persons, rents of S6O or below would be adequate to find homes for many of them. In a different breakdown, the agency showed that 233 of the 1,216 “families” consist of only one person. There were 319 two-person families. 218 with three. 144 with four, and pro gressively fewer families with more members. Two families reported as many as 13 members. Mr. Banks said this finding was “very encouraging” to staff workers lining up new homes, since three-fourths of the 1.216 families contain four or less members. The toughest job fac ing his staff, he said, will be to find home for large families— s, requiring several bedrooms—and h having small incomes. The largest number of fam ilies, 593. showed no preference as to what section of the city they move to. according to the survey. Asked to express pref erences, 267 named the south west, 241 the northeast, 191 the southeast and 116 the northwest. Vr . * '' ' ' TELEVISION WORKSHOP TO BE BUILT AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY—This architect’s sketch shows the $250,000 radio and television building to be built at American University by The Evening Star Broadcasting Co. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday. New Draper School Awaits Furniture; May Start Dec . 7 Draper Elementary School still is waiting for its furniture. The District last week sur faced streets around Draper, at Ninth street and Wahler place S.E., with gravel but not in time to get the furniture in. School officials hope to outfit the new school this week. Nearly 600 pupils slated for the new building may be able to go in a week from tomorrow, officials said. Junior Hadassah Asks U.S. to Promote Israel-Arab Peace The Junior Hadassah yester day called on the United States to persuade Arab leaders to enter into direct peace negotiations with Israel. “We urge our government to use its moral influence and lead ership to persuade the Arab states to enter into direct nego tiations with Israel looking to the earliest possible attainment of a just and honorable peape,” the resolution passed by the Junior Hadassah said. The organization, meeting in Shoreham Hotel, said peace can be secured only by a frank un derstanding of what is causing the present conflict. “That cause is the continuing refusal of Arab states to recog nize Israel’s right to exist,” it asserted. “They have rejected Israel’s consistent offer to enter into direct negotiations to carry out the purpose of the armistice agreements by transforming those agreements into peace settlements.” Miss Frayda Ingber of New York was elected president of the Junior Hadassah, the Young Women’s Zionist Organization of America. She succeeeds Miss Gloria E. Rubin of New York. Vice presidents chosen were the Misses Miriam Bresman and Merna Finkelstein. both of Pat erson, N. J.: Marion Gesuner of Brookline, Mass., Natalie Siegel of Los Angeles, and Shoshanna Bader of New York . Miss Leonara Goldman of Ne wark. N. J., w r as elected treasurer, and Miss Rhoda Weinstein of Forest Hills, L. 1., secretary. The organization’s 30th annual convention will- close today with a reception at 11 a.m. at the Israel Embassy. NewD. C. Theater to Show Free Documentary Films A new District cultural en deavor, the Washington Docu ment ary Theater, will be launched Thursday at the Jew ish Community Center. All film programs will be given free at 8:15 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month in the center’s Cafritz Auditorium, Six teenth and Q streets N.W. The theater is being sponsored by the center, the District Pub lic Library and the Washington Motion Picture and Television Council. The initial showing will be made up of award winning docu mentaries produced during the last five years. Future programs will feature special subjects. of general interest to the com munity. Forthcoming programs include films on the problems of nar cotics, juvenile delinquency, mental health and public hous ing. Slum Area Survey Shows Strongly Stable Population The Redevelopment Land; Agency relocation survey turned i up some interesting sidelights i on the families living in slum ; clearance Area B in Southwest' Washington. A total of 504 families, for ex ample, have occupied the same dwellings for from one to nine years. 332 between 10 and 19 years and 99 between 20 and 29 years. RLA officials said this showed a “much more stable” population than would be found in other slum-infested city areas Only 175 of the persons were found to be on public assistance j rolls, and only 159 of the families had automobiles. Both of these; figures were lower than expected. I But' 418 of the familiet had ; Firebug Suspected After 2 Blazes in Glass Manor Area Two similar fires within an . hour yesterday strengthened Oxon Hill firemen’s belief that a ! firebug is operating in the Glass Manor area. The fire department responded to a blaze at 226 Audrey lane ! shortly before 2 p.m. They ; fought the fire, confined to a j storeroom, for more than an | hour. Damage was estimated at i $2,000. At 3:30 p.m. they received an- ■ other call to extinguish a blaze in another storeroom a short dis tance from the first fire. A sec ond alarm was turned in and fireman fought for more than an 1 hour to get the blaze under con trol. Several families were routed from nearby apartments because of smoke. Firemen esti mated the damage at $3,000. Elmer Talbot, chief of the Oxon Hill Fire Department, said he “definitely suspects a firebug.” He said an investigation is un derway. C. L. Mastbrook, chief of the Oxon Hill Rescue' Squad, said that during a fire in the same neighborhood on October 31. firemen found matches at the scene. He said they also found evidence that someone had tried to set fire to mailboxes in the housing development. He added that they had put out a similar blaze on Thanksgiving Day. Cripple Facing Eviction Charged With Arson By *H» Associated Press BALTIMORE, Nov. 28.—Wil liam Walters, 26, and crippled by polio, was charged with arson to day for setting fire to his furni ture. Walters had been scheduled for eviction from his apartment today because he was three weeks behind in his rent. $5,000 Raised on TV j For Dystrophy Group A fund-raising telethon fea turing Hollywood Star Cesar Ro- j mero and Television Star Fran Warren, telecast from Lisner Auditorium, had raised $5,000 by midnight last night for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Washington. The telethon over Station WTTG began at 9:30 p.m. yes terday and is to continue until 1:30 p.m. today. Thousands, of persons visited the auditorium at Twenty-first and H streets N.W., during the night. Many civic groups, in cluding the Lions Club, Home Plate Club. American Legion, Washington Advertising Club and the International Order of Odd Fellows, sent representa tives to present contributions to the fund before the TV cameras. Area parents were invited to bring their children to the audi torium today to meet with WTTG’s Hoppity-Skippity and parade before the cameras. Meteorologists to Meet The film “Storm,” based on the book by George Stewart, will be shown at a meeting of the District branch of the American Meteoroligical Society at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Na tional Academy of Sciences , Building. 2101 Constitution ave nue N.W. television sets, 491 had refrigera tors and 281 had washing ma chines. Ninety-four of the per sons interviewed said they in tended to buy homes elsewhere.' One hundred forty-seven retired people live in the area. Officials said the residents were “nearly 100 per cent co-opera tive” in answering questions for the survey. Some families told interviewers they were opposed to redevelopment because they didn't want to move from the area. “But an overwhelming number were enthusiastic—not so much about the idea of redevelopment —but about the Idea of getting better housing for themselves,” an spokesman said. Maryland and Virginia News in Brief — Tests Will Cloud Arlington Water Tests to be made in the next three weeks on Arlington’s water mains may produce rust in the water, the county Public Serv ice Department announced yes terday. The affected water will be haymless for dripking purposes, the department said, but it was recommended that if water is rusty when turned on, it be allowed to flow a short time until it clears. The public also was cautioned to run off rust before washing clothes. ** * * Rate Fight Pushed The Arlington County Board is pressing its fight against pro posed electric rate increases. At its regular meeting yester day, the board voted to appro priate another $2,000 in legal fees to oppose a rate hike request by Virginia Electric & Power Co. Hearings on the application are scheduled to resume Decem ber 14 in Richmond before the State Corporation Commission. ** * * Promotion Plan Fought Montgomery County police are up in arms over the an nouncement that the personnel board will hold examinations for at least eight promotions. Police feel the vacancies should be filled in the usual manner, without examinations. The personnel board was given broad powers when it was set up, with the intention o$ taking politics out of appointments and promotions. Suiiland High Senior Wins'Voice'Finals A Suitland High School senior is the 1953 winner in the Prince Georges County finals of the Voice of Democracy contest broadcast yesterday over Radio Station WGAY. First place award went to Glenn A. Munro, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan G. Munro of 3115 Parkway Terrace drive, Suitland, Md. Glenn’s father is employed in the United States Census Bureau in Suitland. Five high school finalists com peted in the contest sponsored annually by WGAY and the Prince Georges County Junior Chamber of Commerce. Each student delivered a five-minute essay on the subject, “I Speak for Democracy.” Contest judges were Thomas E. Latimer, president of the board of the Prince Georges County Commissioners, and Louis W. Kutsch, supervisor of assessments in the county. The winning essay was re corded and will be entered in the Maryland State finals of the Voice of Democracy contest to be held Saturday, December 12. The contest is sponsored nation ally by the United States Junior Chamber of Commere. the Na tional Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters and the National Radio and Televison Manufacturers’ Association. Routine Arrest Ends With 2 Policemen Hurt A routine arrest turned into some unexpected sick leave for a pair of Washington policemen yesterday. Pvts. Cecil H. Perry and Jo seph D. Thornton arrested Dan iel E. Lee, 28, colored, early yes terday and took him to the pre ! cinct station to be booked on charges of drunkenness and dis orderliness. | At the station, police reported, Lee broke loose and took a couple of swings. In the ensuing ex- I change Pvt. Perry suffered a broken finger and Pvt. Thornton a broken nose. Assault on police officers was j added to the other charges against Lee, who lives at 5026 D street S.E. The officers were giv en first aid at District General rpital and put on sick leave attention at the police clinic. WMAL lo Build TV And Radio Workshop For Students at AU A $250,000 radio and television workshop will be built at Ameri can University by The Evening Star Broadcasting Co., Dr. Hurst R. Anderson, university presi dent, announced yesterday. Ground-breaking exercises are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednes day, and construction is expected to take about three or four months. The new building, on the uni versity’s uptown campus, will be used primarily for instruction of the university’s radio and televi sion students. The center will also be equipped to originate broadcasts and telecasts and will be used for communications re search. Over 200 Students. American University has more than 200 radio and television students at present. Classes now being conducted at The Evening Star Broadcasting Co.’s WMAL TV studios on Connecticut, ave nue will be moved to the new facilities when they are com pleted. The new workshop building will be the first of its type in the Washington area and one of the first in the country. It will be outfitted with up-to-the minute equipment for making films and recordings as well as producing live programs. The two-story building will be located next to the present WMAL transmitter station at the southwest end of the uni versity campus. Os modernistic devgn, it will have a limestone exterior. The interior will include meeting and seminar rooms as well as studios and control rooms. There will be separate radio and television studios. One of City’s Largest. The workshop section, two floors high and almost 60 feet long and 46 feet wide, will be one of the city’s largest studios. It will have the latest overhead lighting equipment, as well as a glass-inclosed observation gal- Ic for students. Willett Kempton, chairman of the university's department of communication, said the build ing in addition to serving as the most advanced form of instruc tional facility “may serve the en tire Washington community in a most complete way as a non commercial production center.” Charles M. Goodman Associ ates are the building’s designers. Charles H. Tompkins will be the builder. American University estab lished its television instruction In 1947 and now has 22 courses. The faculty consists chiefly of television professionals. Filipinos in District Hail Election of Magsaysay Emilio Abello, charge d’affaires of the Philippines Embassy here, last night called upon all Fili pinos to stand behind the new administration of President elect Ramon Magsaysay. Mr. Abello addressed a group of about 200 Filipinos and their friends at the Washington Ho tel. He congratulated the Mag saysay-For-President group here, sponsor of the dinner dance, for its part in the victory. He declared in view of the energy and proven ability of Mr. Magsaysay, the Philippines are in safe hands for the next four years. He said although he is a member of the defeated Lib eral Party, he participated in last night’s gathering as a unity rally of Filipinos in this area. Emilio Torres, president of the Magsaysay Association here, said Magsaysay and Vice Presi dent-Elect Carlos P. Garcia now belong to the whole Philippine nation. He said the orderly elec tion reflected credit on both Filipinos and Americans. Only 4 Pet. at Wilson Fail to Enter Teaching Only 4 per cent of Wilson Teachers’ College's 1953 gradu ates failed to enter the teaching profession with the exception of 18 per cent serving in the armed forces. More than half of the 98 graduates this year now are teaching in the District area, ac cording to Walter E. Hager, president of the college. Most of those in the armed forces in tend to teach when civilians Senators Start Transit System Probe Tuesday Commission to Rule By Mid-December On Fare Rise Plea . By Don S. Warren The Senate’s full-scale inquiry into Washington’s streetcar and bus services will advance into a series of formal hearings, begin ning tomorrow, against a back drop of an almost certain fur ther increase in fares soon. Chairman Robert E. Mc- Laughlin and his associates on the District Public Utilities Com mission say they expect to issue an order by mid-December on the latest Capital Transit Co. call for higher fares. What the new rate schedule will be is yet to be determined. That there will be an increase, however, doesn’t seem much in doubt, what with rising wages and other costs and with mass transportation rates in other large cities even exceeding those here. Indications are the increases will amount to considerably less than the $874,000 boost in reve nues sought by, the company, which it said would give it a rate of return of 7.77 per cent. But, unless commission mem bers change their present think ing, indications are that there will be some boost in the 17 cent cash fare and a lesser in crease in the token rate, now five for 75 cents. May Abolish $2.40 Pass. In addition, favorable consid eration apparently is being piven to proposals to abolish the present $2.40 weekly pass, as demanded by the company, but also to substitute a cheaper weekly "permit” on which there would be an additional charge— maybe of 10 cents—for each extra ride. The company fought proposals for adoption of a permit-plus cash plan during the four months of hearings in the rate case from June 3 to October 1. It insisted there should be com plete abolition of the whole pass deal. There seems to be strong sen timent in the commisison and elsewhere, however, for some kind of a weekly permit, with some extra cash payment per ride, which would encourage increased patronage of mass transporta tion while at least reducing the alleged “abuses” of the unlimited weekly pass. » Other Formulas Studied. While commission members ap pear to be in rather general agreement on these rate “philo sophies,” it is said they are con sidering a hßlf dozen somewhat different formulas designed to carry them out. Open public hearings before the Payne Subcommittee of the Senate District Committee—fi nanced by a $35,000 grant from the Senate—are to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Room 303 of the Senate Office Building. These will be preceded, how ever, by a closed-door hearing tomorrow for some spokesmen as yet undentified, for the Inter state Commerce Commission. CTC Stock Scrutinized. The Senate Committee may have other questions to ask of ICC officials, but it seemed prob able they would be asked to com ment on at least two past deal ings in CTC stock. One is the purchase in 1949 of controlling interest in the company by Louis E. Wolfson and a number of Florida asso ciates. That group bought con trol at S2O a share for a total cost of $2.4 million. Another was the 1951 four for-one split in the 240,000 shares of CTC stock into 960,000 shares. This once was disap proved by two ICC examiners but later was approved by the ICC and the District Utilities Commission. , At the time, company spokes men argued the stock split was desired to make the stock more marketable. Small and Hyde to Testify. Tuesday’s public hearing is to be opened with statements from two members of Congress from nearby areas. They are Representatives Hyde and Small of Maryland, both Republicans, who have taken active interest in legislative moves for metropoli tan controls over transportation services. Present and former officials of the Capital Transit Co. are to take the stand Wednesday. If all citizen witnesses have not been heard by that time, they are to take the stand later in the week. One of the witnesses called for the Wednesday session is Clark M. Clifford, former legal adviser to former President Harry S. Truman, who has been in private law practice here since February 1. 1950. Shortly thereafter he was announced as having been put on a retainer as a legal ad viser to the Capital Transit Co. Mr. Clifford said last night he had been giving general legal advice to the company and still was serving in that capacity. Other witnesses expected to testify before the committee in clude: Taetiaj. Charles J. Bauer tor the Washington Building Owners and Managers Asso ciation; John L. Lincoln, 'halrman. Utilities Committee. Georgetown Cittrens Association: Malcolm D. Miller, chair man. Legislation and Legal Action Com mittee. Arlington County CitK Fedeia tion: Joseph D. Malloy, chairman. Public Utilities Committee, Federation ol Citi zens Association; Fred W. Gast. tor the Prince Qeorees County Civic Federation; Ross Eclcler. deputy director, United States Bureau o t the Census: James M. leak, aud Russell L. Paxton, represent ing the Erie Heights Civic Association: George Butler, chairman. Employment Committee. Washington Urban League, and Charles F. Scott Eastplnes Citizens Association. Wednesday. Mr. Wolfson. Mr. Broadwater. James H. Flanagan, former chairman of the Public Utllltieg Commission, and now one of the vice presidents of the Capital Transit Co.: Doran 8 Weinstein, execu tive vice presilent; Robert E Harvey, vice president and comptroller; and John D£gcker, general manager. W ALL HAIL THE QUEEN— Miss Consuelo Salazar, 23, 18 R street N.E., rules over the Conference of State Societies Charity Ball at the Shore ham Hotel last night. She was chosen by spin of a wheel of fortune.—Star Staff Photo. Hospital Chief Asks Delay in Roundup of City's Dope Addicts General Hospital Supt. Philip A. E. Stebbing has urged the Commissioners to hold off any big police roundup of District dope addicts until the city gets authority to send them to Fed eral hospitals. Dr. Stebbing has told the city heads he fears his hospital’s new narcotics ward would be swamped if any big roundup were undertaken as soon as the ward opens. The narcotics ward is slated to start operating December 24. Commissioner Renah F. Camalier in a broadcast on Station WWDC last night said the ward will be ready for formal opening next Saturday. December 24 is the date a new law takes effect for com pulsory hospitalization of dope addicts. Beginning then, police will be empowered to round up known drug users and the addicts then are supposed to be ad mitted to the new narcotics ward, through District Court. Ward Has Only 16 Beds. The ward, will have only 16 beds, however, and both Com missioner Camalier and Dr. Steb bing said last night that law en forcement officials estimate there are at least 100 drug users who ought to be compelled to take treatment at once. Another proposed law is await ing Senate action to authorize the District to send the patients on from the hospital ward to Federal narcotics treatment hos pitals elsewhere, at District ex pense. Dr. Stebbing said the problem will be in handling any more than 16 cases until this second law is on the books. “The new law has to be passed at the earliest possible moment or the whole thing is fouled up,” Dr. Stebbing declared. The House already has passed the bill. The hospital superintendent said his institution has made no plans to give follow-up treat ment to narcotics patients. The plan is to keep them only a week or two and then ship them off for long-term treatment at the Federal hospital, once the second law is passed. Number of Cases Not Known. No one now knows how many cases actually will materialize, Dr. Stebbing emphasized. At the outset, he said, he feels those cases needing treatment most should be the ones brought in. The new ward occupies the second floor of the hospital's psychiatric administration build ing. The city has spent about $35,000 rebuilding the quarters, last occupied by a children's ward, Dr. Stebbing said. The ward will start operating with at least one nurse and one attendant on duty at all times. A physician will double between there and the alcoholic ward at first, with other members of the staff helping out as needed, the superintendent said. No extra funds have yet been appropriated for the new ward. Dr. Stebbing also pointed out that even if the pending bill is enacted it will have effect for only three years, at the end of which the District will have no place to send addicts for long term treatment. “Somebody’s got to make plans for a permanent institution in lieu of Federal facilities,” Dr. Stebbing declared. Maryland Killing Suspect Captured in Florida ty thv Associated Press FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla , Nov. 28.—Deputy Sheriff R. A. Adams said tonight Harvey Leo Northrup, 26, of Federalsburg, Md.. wanted on charges of mur der and automobile theft, was captured in the sleeper cab of a truck at Yulee about 10 miles west of here. Adams and another deputy ar rested Northrup while inspecting the transport truck at a road intersection on a tip it might contain the fugitive. Northrup is charged with the fatal shooting of Howard Lee Coleman, 30. at East Market, Md., November 19 and taking his automobile, FBI agents said. Parley Set Tomorrow On Trade Regulation A briefing conference on trade regulation for businessmen and lawyers, sponsored by the Fed eral Bar Association and the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., will be held tomorrow and Tues day in the Sheraton Park Hotel, starting at 9 a.m. The conference will have ex planations on anti-trust policy by officials from the anti-trust division of the Justice Depart ment and from the Federal Trade Commission. 4 first Area Lists Prepared for Youth Council 2 or 3 Neighborhood Groups Expected to Be Ready Thursday By Miriam Ottenberg The first of the neighborhood arms of the Commissioners’ Youth Council are expected to i be presented to the Council for its approval Thursday. The Council ultimately will have 26 area committees— neighborhood teams in all parts of the city—to carry out its policies for prevention of juve nile delinquency. Slates of candidates for mem bership on area committees are expected to be ready for two and possibly three areas. One of them is the* area com mittee for the old Northeast sec tion from Union Station to the Anacostia river. This is the ! council’s “pilot project” with Paul Chemey loaned by United Community Services to organize it. Change in Southwest. A second is Southwest Wash ington. There, the council will be asked to readjust its area boundaries to match the “natural neighborhood.” The eastern boundary previously ap proved by the council was at Fourth street S.W. The coun ; cil will be asked to make the eastern boundary South Capitol street, thus including all of southwest in one area. In this area, the area com mittee is being built on the foundation of the old Southwest Neighborhood Council. The policy of drawing neighborhood leadership as far as possible from existing organizations ig being followed all over town. In Southwest, Hugh Smith, principal of Jefferson Junior High School, got together repre sentatives from school, recrea tion, parent-teacher, civic, citi zens, businessmen’s and church groups, from the two settlement houses and from the Southwest | Health Center. List Compiled. Miss Winifred G. Thompson, staff aide of the Youth Council, met with them and explained what they would be expected to do. A list of names was then compiled and sent to the Youth Council office for presentation to the Youth Council Thursday. In addition to the change in the Southwest area boundary, the council also will be asked to ap prove these other boundary j changes: I To make one rather than two ftreas out of the Southeast sec tion north of the Anacostia river. To make two rather than one area out of the Chevy Chase- Cleveland Park section of North west. » Chevy Chase Organizing. In Chevy Chase, the organiz j ing work is being done by As sistant Corporation Counsel Lee | Dante, who is chairman of the Chevy Chase Citizens Associa tion’s subcommittee on youth ac tivities. Mr. Dante said he hopes to have a list of candidates ready for submission by Thursday. His list, he said, will include repre sentatives of his own citizens as sociation and the Hawthorne and Forest Hills Citizens Associations, representatives of parent-teacher, | church, business. Boy and Gil l Scout groups. Chevy Chase Com munity Council and possibly a student. He said he understood the school, welfare, recreation and police members will be nomi nated by their departments. Organization work reportedly is also under way in the Palisades section; in Southeast north of the Anacostia, where Miss Lydia Burklin, director of Friendship House, is getting group repre sentatives together and in a sec tion of Anacostia south of the river where the nucleus is the Co-ordinating Committee of An acostia and vicinity. Kefauver Asks REA To Explain Slow Loans By th« Associated Press Senator Kefauver, Democrat, of Tennessee, asked the Rural Electrification Administr ati o n yesterday to explain why, as he phrased it, the making of REA loans “is lagging so far behind.” He made public a letter to Ancher Nelson. REA administra tor, which said: “You must, of course, be aware of the feeling in many quarters that there is a tacit agreement between you and the Bureau of the Budget or some other agency—to curtail the volume of I loans to (REA) co-operatives, j Such action would run counter to the expressed wishes of Con gress.” Mr. Nelson told a reporter he had no agreement with any j agency to curtail the volume of loans. He said several aspects | of the loan program were ahead of previous years. Safety Talks Mansfield Plans School Shows Inspector Dick Mansfield, director of The Star’s School Safety Program, will give his safety chalk talks at the follow ing District schools this week: Tomorrow—Bruce, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday—Brookland, 10 am. and 11 a.m. J Wednesday—Emery, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m t Thursday—Grant, 2 p.». Friday—Hyde, S p.m.