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Volume Cumber 30 March 12, 1943 ' Five Cent* Naval Officer Tests To Be Given Here Qualifying tests for the Navy’s V-12 college training program will be held at Greenbelt High School between 9 and 11 a. m. on Friday, April 2, 1943, it was an nounced this week. This special program designed to produce naval officers is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and college students who appear to have qualifications for ultimate selection as officers. The plan contemplates that the college training will be carried on while the men are on active duty in uniform, receiving pay, and under general military discipline, according to Mrs. Glennis L. Rabat, counsellor at the high school. Only the following groups are eligible: 1. High school and prepara tory school graduates who will have attained their 17th but not their 20th birthdays by July 1, . 1943, regardless of whether they are now attending college. 2. High school and preparatory school seniors who will graduate by July 1, 1943,* provided they will have attained their 17th but not their 20th birthday by that date. 3. Students who will have at tained their 17th but not their 20th birthdays by July 1, 1943, who do not hold certificates of graduation from secondary school, but who are now continu ing their education in an accred ited college or university. Further Qualifications Furthermore, to be eligible for selection, each applicant must: , 1. Be a male citizen of the - United State*. . 2. Be morally and physically qualified for this program, includ ing a minimum visual acuity of 18-20 for each eye. 3. Be unmarried, and agree to remain unmarried until commis sioned, unless sooner released by the Navy Department. 4. Evidence of potential officer qualifications, including appear ance, and scholarship records. Men new enlisted in any branch of the armed services, including V-l, V-5, and V-7 reserves on inactive status, are not eligible to take this test. For further information Mrs. Rabat may be contacted at Green belt High School, phone 3521. Dance Planned to Thank Branchville Rescuers In honor of the Branchville Rescue Squad—which has been credited with being of great as sistance to Greenbelters o n fre quent occasions—the Citizens As sociation will hold a dance in the Elementary School the evening of March 20. “The Branchville Rescue Squad has been most generous in re sponding to Greenbelt calls, for which they receive no compensa tion,” declared George Panagoulis, director of public safety. “We hope that this project receives the wholehearted cooperation of every citizen in Greenbelt.” The pro ceeds above expenses will be turned over to the rescue squad. Music will be furnished by Van Camps orchestra, and women of the Citizens Association will pro vide refreshments. Tickets are available from local air raid wardens, auxiliary police men, and the following persons: , Mr. Panagoulis. 39-A Ridge Road; Mrs. Robert Porter, 4-A South way; James Smith, 4-H Sopth way; and Walter Slocomb, 5-D Parkway Road. Consumer Interest Group Plans To Issue Food Tips Policies followed by the Green belt Consumer Services in select ing and pricing fresh produce were discussed by Hugh Hawkins, of the Co-op’s staff, before a meeting of the Consumer Infor mation Group held last night at the home of Edna George, 13-D Laurel Hill Road. The group is planning to pub licize aids in buying and prepar ing fresh produce. Neat for March And April Sure; For Water Maybe Local resdents are assured this week by Roy S. Braden, town manager, that fuel oil will be available for the months of March and April, although there is no way of determining whether or not there will be enough to furn ish hot water during the summer months. Elementary School students were sent home all day Monday and Tuesday morning because of lack of heat in the community building. The library was open as usual Monday evenng. Mr. Braden said local misinformation concerning the fuel situation at the school was responsible for the shortage. Space Needed for Child Care Center An appeal is being made to the F.P.11.A., federal agency which operates Greenbelt, to allocate space in the apartment buildings here for a Child Care Center, ac cording to the report submitted by the Town Council by Mrs. Mary Jane Rinzer, director of the de partment of adult education. Mrs. Rinzer stated that a defi nite need for the all-day care pro gram has been determned and ap plication will be made for federal funds to establish it when the space is provided. The applica tion will be made by the commit tee from the Parent-Teachfcr As sociation which has been in Iharge of investigating the need ann pos sibility for establishing thA cen- Mrs. Rinzer Teting of the County (Chi!,- .Vimit tee recently and ‘ m k the funds provider fort. Inham Act will be applied for the county and state departments ofe education. Red Cross Issues Call For Workers Mrs. Anne Lewis, in charge of the local Red Cross activities, has appealed for additional workers to help fold surgical dressings. The meeting place of the workers has just been changed from 7-A Southway to 21 Parkway. Mrs. Lewis reports that more women are needed in this useful and im portant activity, and requests all persons interested to report to her on or after March 15. The working schedule to date is as follows: Monday nights from 7:45 to 10; Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3; Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3. Knitters Also Needed Women who are experienced knitters are also wanted and those interested in this type of work should call Mrs. Howard F. Za_ briskie at 3358. Mrs. Zabriskie’s residence is at 38 G Ridge Rd. Holy Name Group Plans Saint Patrick’s Party The Holy Name Society of the local Catholic Church will spon sor a Saint Patrick’s party ac the American Legion House on Wed nesday evening, March 17. Members of the committee in charge of arrangements stated they hope that this will be an op portunity for new Catholic families in town to become ac quainted with others associated with the church. Dancing, bingo, entertainment, and refreshments have been planned for the evening. Attends Conference Mi's. Mary Jane Rinzer, com munity and social services super visor for Greenbelt is attending the National Conference of Social Work in New York City this week. The conference will con centrate on its war-time program. More Applicants Than Garden Plots Available Approximately 100 more appli cations were received for gardens this year than there are plots available, according to Arthur L. Rystickenu, assistant community manager. To date over 700 ap plications have been received and there are approximately 600 plots available for Greenbelters. Mr. Rysticken said “first here first served” will be the rule in de ciding who will receive the gar dens. He also warned that the holders of permanent garden areas are very slow in registering ' their plots. If this is not done by the 15th of the month, these gar dens will be reassigned to new ap plicants, Mr. Rysticken said. As applications are still being received for gardens, no assign ments have been made. Mr. Rysticken said there is no possibility of opening a new plot of land for gardens as any soil available would have to be con ditioned for some time before it would be suitable for gardening. ffigh School Queen Crowned Tonight Plans werei all in readiness for the fourth f mual All-Greenbelt Night which is scheduled to open the auditorium this evening at 7:30. The feature of the evening wiy-< . be Jhe disclosure of Ithe Hisß* 4 * ‘ place during an intermission be tween two top-flight basketball games. The first game will be between the girls of the Central County Conferenecd champions and the Montgomery-Blair high School lassies, champs of Montgomery county. j Following the coronation of the queen theT high school Grizzlies will play their game with Briarly Military Afcademy. An hour of recorded jitterbug ging will top off the evening. Ad mission is 25 cents to all, tax in cluded. Drama Club Donates Proceeds oi Play From the proceeds of their suc cessful production of “Skidding” last week, the High School Dra matics Club has voted to donate $lO to the Red Cross War Fund, sls for a service plaque for the school, S3O to the High School yearbook, and S4O to the High School library. The players presented two per formances to large audiences last Wednesday and Thursday nights, and Saturday night gave a special showing for a group of soldiers from Beltsville. At a future date the club is planning to have a party to celebrate its success. Provost Receives Army Commission Stanley J. Provost, son of Mrs. M. D. Provost of 33-A Ridge Road, has received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army upon successful completion of the Officer Candidate Course at The Infantry School at Ft. Hen ning, it was learned this week. Lt. Provost -was inducted into the army on August 3, 1942, and served with thfe 30th Infantry Training Battaliin. Camp Croft, So. Carolina belore going to the Officer Candidate School. He is a graiiiate of Greenbelt High School aid attended three years at the U jiversity of Mary land where he vlas prominent as a basketball playt^-. Around the Clock Phone Service Starts Tomorrow Effective tomorrow, 24_hour telephone service will be provided locally for calls pertaining to the following departments; public safety, including police and fire; maintenance requests, for the electrician, plumber and heating engineer; and other general in formation. So far as possible, the weekly schedule for local physicians will be available through the operator. The opera tor can be reached by ealiiug Greenbelt 2011. • For Maintenance Problerp* All calls relative to nfcinten ance problems will be rectffted through the operator, Manager Roy S. Braden staMyA and the maintenance men wiltmt4 be permitted to receive at their homes except from thtT 1 operator. Mr. Braden also pointed out that, although the operator will have the schedule showing which doctor is on duty at night, she will not be responsible for calling the doctor. In Management Office For the presest, the switch board in the management office will be used to take care of this program, but the local adminis tration hopes to have the two operators working from 4 p. m. to midnight and from midnight to 8 a. m. located in the public safety building in the near future. The telephone will remain the same. Mrs. Catherine Ourand, day time perator, will continue her present schedule. The new opera tors will be Mds. Ethel Moore, of 38 F Crescent Road, and Mrs. Gladys Haines, of 20 E Parkway. mnsoa Is New Maintenance Man John A. Johnson of Cottage City, Prince Georges County, be gan work as maintenance engi neer in Greenbelt last week, it was announced by the local ad ministration. Mr. Johnson’s duties are to su pervise and coordinate all main tenance work in Greenbelt. This work was formerly done by Mr. Rline Fulmer, former superin tendent of buildings, and more re cently has been handled by Harry Walls, adminsistrative assistant, alnng with his other duties. Mr. Johnson was appointed by the Civil Service Commission on a transfer from H.O.L.C. where he was employed in the capacity of maintenance inspector for the New York area. He will have his headquarters in the local administration build ing but will perform most of his duties out-of-doors with th main tenance crews. Co-op Committee Holds Open Meeting The Education Committee of Greenbelt Consumer Services, Inc., will meet next Tuesday at 8 o’clock at 13 L Parkway to plan the Co-op’s educational and social activities for the next three months. Mrs. Mary M. Dodson and C. Paul Barnhart are co-chairmen of the committee. Other committee members are Bertha Bochner, Edna George, Evelyn Cooper, Mil dred Morrell, Edna Stripling, and Mary Trumbull, promotional director. The meeting will be open, and any others wishing to work on or with the Educational Committee this year are urged to get in touch with Miss Trumbull at the G. C. S. Office. LEGION MEETS The American Legion will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, March 18, at the Legion House. The American Legion Auxiliary will also meet Thursday at the home of Mrs. E. C. Raighn, 13 V Ridge Road, at 8 o’clock. Council Checks Interest In Town Fair Pointing out that the decision as to whether or not Greenbelt is to have a Town Faid this fall depends entirely upon the wolling ness of the town citizens and or ganizations to do the necessary work. Mayor Allen D. Morrison announced at last Monday’s Town •*' Council meeting that civic or ganizajJefta, have been asked to make ‘'wishes known at the council la>ing scheduled for SfonWay, April. 12. \ /Le|ters rwjupsting that the or '|KWtz#ions waAider the part they To jblay in putting on e<j?air haifcjfbeen dispatched to 1 tivic o^ajrizations. . After \>&reral years during I J#Hch th&jrFair proved one of a._GreenjbaI l rs most popular events, tWffnnual show was abandoned last year. Councilmanic discus sion on the possibility of reviving the Fair seems agreed on the desirability of having the show, but grave doubts are held that people can spare sufficient time. Longer hours, shopping difficul ties, and tdansportation problems may combine to force abandon ment of the project. Road to be Repaired Assisting Town Manager Arthur L. Rysticken announced at the Couscil meeting that the road leading into Greenbelt which had been damaged by snow and freezing weather will be per manently repaired as soon as the frost is out of the ground. Councilman George F. Bauer introduced a resolution asking the Town Manager to make a study of the possibility of placing town employees on the same work week and compensation basis as Federal employees. Incnue i*~Lai-c*uy An increase in larcency cases during the last month was re_ ported by Director of Public Safety George Panagoulis. Three cases were investigated; two sus pects were taken to the Hyatts ville station and the third was turned over to military authori ties. In addition a case of using false identification to cash checks in Greenbelt was investigated. The identity of the offender has been established and arrange ments have been made for the return of the money involved. Six brush fires occurred in the garden area during the last month, according to r. Panagoulis. Other councilmanic discussion centered around the meeting nights for the Town Council. It was decided that only one regular meeting would be held each month on the second onday of the month. Special meetings will be called as needed. Group Considering National Affiliation Whether the Ladies Auxiliary o'* i,!'■* ebrew * tional Women’s Lodge of B’nai B’rith will be decided at a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening, March 17, at 8 o’clock in the Elementary School, it was an nounced this week. The meeting will be |pcld in Room 222. All women of the con gregation, members and non-mem bers, are urged to attend. High School in Charge The next Sunday evening serv ice of the Greenbelt Community Church will be in the hands of a high school group. Three talks, prepared by the class of juniors and seniors in “The Problems of Democracy”, will be given by Ralph Jones, Barbara Dupuy and Joe Cashman. Ramon Reno, Nancy Nagle and Vernal Gamble will have direct charge of the worship service. “This program represents the views of the young people of Greenbelt”, said Rever end Johnson. MOVIES MONDAY NIGHT The program for this Monday night at the elementary school will consist of motion picture films on the following topics: Japanese Re location. Price of Victory, Listen to Britain, Divide and Conquer, U. S. Carrier Fights for Life, De fense and the Telephone, and Mines Above Ground.