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ZIHLMAN MOVES TO HELP PARKS Offers Bill to Avert Destruc tion Pending Condemnation Proceedings. Chairman Zihlman of the House Dis trict committee, who is also a member of the National Capital Park and Plan ning Commission, today introduced a bill, which he will urge upon Congress as pressinglv important, amending the act of August 30, 1890. relative to condemnation of land for park pur poses. The object of this bill is to pre vent the destruction or injury of land selected for park purposes between the time of filing of petition for con demnation and completion of the con demnation proceedings, bv cutting of trees, grading, filling valleys and streams, constructing costly buildings that will be of no value for park pur poses and add largely to the cost of the property. .. .. “ft seems to be important, Mr. Zihlman says, “to preserve from de struction areas particularly valuable for park and parkway Purposes, which it has been decided, with the approval of the President, to acquire bv condemnation, and it also seems desirable to prevent the construction on such property of expensive build logs, the result of which construction will he to so increase the value of the property as to prevent its acquisition Ht reasonable price for this purpcise • It is lielieved that the bill to be submitted makes such ihe protection of the owners as to ie move legal objections. Reasons Set Forth. The reasons for the legislation are set forth in a letter from b eut tol U. S. Grant. 3rd. director of buildings and parks, who is also ex^ sru mc ?u..£ Commission? .. ss-s Koi n bv‘the Nat Tonal Capital Park and Planning Commission, and (2) the approval of the President of the United States. ... “Under the existing law it is that during the period from date of filing the petition and the end of th and unrestricted control of the pr V ertv to do with it exactly as they please. Tt has already occurred that in a vacant site, selectedfor a play ground, in a section where j: 1 ," a . 8 ** tremely difficult to find sufficient un occupied ground for this purpose, where it was very urgently nceded the owner, on learning of the desire of the commission, hastened to con tract for the construction of a laige building, the removal of tities of material to the site and ex cavate and build foundplton. with ■ the utmost speed to avoid th ® ta *“ “ u the land for this purpose. The result was that these activities so *reatly increased the cost of acquisition that the project had to be abandoned and thus tar it has been impossible to provide a playground anywhere near this location. . “In another instances, the owner is opposed to the taking of the land for playground purposes and he has very seriously threatened the cutting of a verv beautiful forest located at the center of an existing parkway, more than half a mile long, and construct ing about 50 row-houses on this site. In the judgment of the Park and Parkway Commission the result would be most deplorable and such experi ences should be prevented if it can be done in a legal Way. .. . “It is believed the proposed bill is so framed that it meets all legal ob jections. Prohibits Tree Cutting. “It provides <l> that on filing the petition, the possession and control of the property passes to the director of public buildings and public parks, who is also executive officer of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission. It prohibits cutting of trees or grading or construction of buildings on that property pending the termination of the condemnation proceedings. “For the full protection of the own er. it requires a deposit of money in the court at the outset sufficient in the judgment of the court to pay for the deprivation of use of the prop erty from the date of the petition un til the proceedings are terminated, either by decision of the President no', to take the property, or by the taking after the proceedings are closed, and further provides that if not taken within two years the property shall be returned to possession of the own er: also that if the property is not taken for public purposes the com missioners appointed by the court to appraise the value of the property Taken shall determine the value of the deprivation of use of the property during the time the owner is deprived ! of its possession, and the owner shall I he remunerated to that extent out of the deposit made; that if the property | Is taken for public purposes the amount so deposited shall be credited to apply toward the purchase money. “We believe this meets with every possible constitutional objection and protects the owner. "In view of the situation now ex isting and likely to arise any day. we feel that this legislation is very im- ’ portant and its enactment at il.e ear liest possible moment is respectfully ! urged.” Powdered peat instead of cork is \ used in making linoleum by a process j Just perfected by a Swedish inventor. I Jfullp £Parranteb ! . €lectrtcal Appliances! itlabc (Hseful (gifts Klectric Irons $2.85.up New Style Hair Dryers $4.95 llair Drying Combs. $1.95 Klectric Toasters $3.50 up Curling Irons 95c.up a General lOlectric Vacuum Sweepers, c'oinplete with attachment $49.50 IgSawNßagSHrafiP^ Klectric Coffee Percolators $3.75 up Klectric Coffee Crus $20.00 up * F'[ THKRMOUTK AIXILSTO RAY the I lie Great Healer In cases of Rheuma- \\J^[|py ,> V <l tism, Neuritis, Lumbago. Chest Colds, nBSSL Neuralgia, Stiff Neck, Ova- QQ A A rian Colic, etc. Price SO*UU . . It liangs, clamps or stands. tlectriCal Klectric Vibrators $13.75 up WafflA lrni» Heating Pails $6.50 up $6.50 up Rent a Johnson Floor Waxer — s2.oo a Day Joseph D. Campbell Tallest Nobleman to Become of Age 1 on Christmas Day By tbe Associated Pres*. LONDON. December 21—Stand ing 6 feet 9 l £ inches, und still grow ing Lord Reay, “world’s tallest no bleman," will become of age on Christmas day. He has made ar rangements tor many of his rela- j tives in England an Scotland to visit him in Holland to celebrate the event. The young man is a peer of Scot land. chief of the Clan Mackay. but makes his home in Holland, where an ancestor settled because he did not receive a paixlon in a treaty between the King and the Cove nanters. Lord Reay is thirteenth of his line, llis grandfather at one'time was governor of Bombay. India. $25,000 VERDICT GIVEN FOR RAID IS SET ASIDE Court Overrules Award to State Senator for Liquor Search. New Trißl Ordered. By the Assoriated Press. CLEVELAND. Ohio. December 21. —The $25-.000 verdict recently award ed State Senator George H. Bender for a liquor raid on bis home was set aside yesterday by Judge Fred H. Wolfe on the ground the jury had been influenced by its indignation for some “crooked” dry raiders in this city and county. A new trial was ordered. The defendant in Bender's suit was W. J. Patrick. State prohibition in spector. Judge Wolfe said Patrick had been held up as a “dry raider, which term, under conditions such as exist here, justly merits some oppro brium.'” No liquor was found in the Bender home when raided, this being the basis for the suit. SOLDIERS FARE BADLY FOR FORCED AFFECTION Two Dishonorably Discharged and Given 10 Years for Kissing Spree—Third on Trial. By the Associated Press. OMAHA, Nebr., December 21. —Be cause they forcibly kissed four girls, three privates of the 17th Infantry, Fort Crook, near here, face dishonor able discharge and imprisonment. The kissing incident occurred at an interurban station near the fort and involved Odell Malone, Hillsboro. Tex.: Olin Shafer, Redding. lowa, and Wil liam W. Bullard. Springfield. Mass. Charged with drunkenness, disorder ly conduct and bringing disgrace on the service, Malone and Shafer were sentenced to dishonorable discharge and ten years’ imprisonment. Bul lard's trial started yesterday. GUARDSMAN IS CADET. Sergt. Percy Hayes Skinner Gets Appointed to Academy^ Sergt. Percy Hayes Skinner, Com pany E, 121st Engineers. National Guard of the District of Columbia, re siding at 2038 Eighteenth street, has been appointed a cadet at the United States Military Academy, with a view to admission July 1 next, according to an announcement at the War De partment. John E. Kiramel, son of Col. Ed ward Klmmel, 52d Coust Artillery, at Fort Eustis, Va.; James M. Churchill, jr., at Fort Leavenworth, Ivans., and Everett W. Barlow of Gulfort, Miss., have been ap|>oi riled by President Coolidge cadets at large at the Mili tary Academy, subject to qualification at the entrance examination next March. “Up With Dowue," Town Slogan. DOWNE, Kent., England, Decem ber 21 UP). —“Up with Downe” Is the slogan adopted by this peaceful little town, 14 miles from London. Until a few days ago it was boasting that it had nothing to enliven its pU-and candlelit gloom except a perpetual “oldest inhabitant competition,” but the spotlight of publicity lias caused the inhabitants now to demand gas lights, a bus system, a railroad sta tion, and they are going to re-establish the tennis club, which disbanded some years ago when the only court, was : washed out. TYPEWRITERS Sold ami Repaired Some real guaranteed Chriitman bargains. STANDARD TVI'K WRITER EXCHANGE, 140 W I, Nt. N'.W. Main 3632. j BUY or RENT! I OFFICE 1 j FURNITURE | H. BAUM & SON I 3 616 E N.W. Main 9136 jg 666 it a Prescription for Colds, Grippe, Flu, Dengue, Bilious Fever and Malaria. i It kills the germs. THE EVENING STAB. WASHINGTON, I). C„ TUESDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1928. FOUR BRAVE ICE; REACH LAKE SHORE Abandon Lighthouse Off Michigan When Food and Fuel Run Low. j By the Associated Press. DULUTH. Minn.. December 21.—Tbe four men who abandoned the Rock of Ages lighthouse, in Lake Superior, last Friday, because they were short of fuel and food and had been out of loliacco for a week, are safe. One of the quartet, Robert Morrill, who braved ice-jammed Lake Superior in an open boat and hiked miles through waist-deep snow, arrived here yesterday, bringing word of the safety of his companions, whom he left at Pigeon Point, after they had made their way there in an open launch. “We just decided to get out while the getting was good." Morrill said. “The tender was due December 12, | Tomorrow at Hahn’s ! I || A j| | Very Important | 1 SLIPPER SALES I | 1,500 Prs. Women's H? Children s j | Felt Ribbon-Trim Moccasins | |j In following |jj Old rose, Copenhagen blue, dark orchid, oxford gray, || taupe, Nell rose, lavender —and others, some with ecru ■ trim—for women.* And in American beauty, Copenhagen blue, old rose, for children. The big event you have been || b - waiting for! A chance to remember all your dear ij friends with most acceptable gifts at a very small out lay. Tomorrow, 59c pair! | 500 Women's Boudoir Slippers || Luxurious, attractive and comfortable boudoir slippers, Ij general! v $2: tomorrow. $1.39 pair! The two charming styles pictured. Quilted sateen leather sole, rubber-heel ■ slippers in American beauty, old 'rose, Copenhagen and black. Or soft brown, red, green, blue leather slippers re §j sembling Indian moccasins—with padded wool sole, felt lining and rayon insole in vivid colors. Another fine op portunity to save on the gifts you want to give! || i 1 i | Fine Kid Slippers | These are the best values in Men’s House Slippers we have ■ ever been able to offer. Made of extra quality soft brown 1 or black kid in styles pictured. Everette or elastic-side 1 Romeos. Also, kid-lined opera slippers. We’ll put them up in attractive, holly-covered gift boxes if desired. | Men's Felts Clearance! I 11 , „ , a v 4-, n At 7th St. only. 200 pairs, At all our stores exc p »- • broken lots, men’s slippers that .Men’s warm, cozy, noiseless, were $2.50 to $4. Including gray, blue or brown felt moc- ™" el ’ s .*»*’ leather slippers J with padded soles, Indian moc- || casins with padded soles, nor casins, felt Hylos || quick clearance, re : and other styles, (luced to %/t-JC reduced I /It fIQ Give '’'Hahn” I ! Hosiery! | I I "/conveniently || located Hahn “Stocking Shops" all || 1 7th a k p H hosiery all your || W WAU 9th 1914-16 Pa Ave. • Xmas* expcc * for 3212 14th 233 Pa. Ave. S.E. For men. “ Man’s Shop” “Women’s Shop” For boys. 14th and G 1207 F For KirU -1; , 8 when we were to atop our light and go home for the Winter. We ran the light and fog horn unUl noon of the 17th, when we left a note on the door and took to the launch. We landed at Pigeon Point and stayed with Wil liam Hurst, a fisherman. I hiked two miles to Jack Hurst's. He said he would lend me a skiff if I cared to take a chance. 1 started rowing the skiff Sunday from Pigeon Point to Washington Bay, four and one-half miles, and took from 8:30 a.m. to about noon. I spent the night on a little Island there with a fisherman, j Yesterday morning I started to cross the bay, three and one-half miles. I and arrived at Hat Point at 9 o'clock. I I walked from Hat Point to Mineral j Center, about eight miles altogether, and then met four fellows in a car." His comrades, Joseph Mctiver, keep er of Rock of Ages light; Ben Hu dak ! of Kheboygan and Sterling Malone of Superior. Wis., were still at Pigeon Point. Mbrrill said, but the fishing steamer Winyah was scheduled to call for them. Restored to Duty. Lieut. Col. Raymond E. Ingalls, Army Veterinary Corps, who has been under treatment at Walter Reed Gen eral Hospital, has been restored to duty at his regular station, Chicago. Goblets were made of elastic glass in the reign of Emperor Tiberius. LIFER FREED T9-SPEND YULETIDE WITH MOTHER Woman Whose Convict Son Built Her Home on Prison Savings Will Greet Him Christmas. By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA. December 21. The gates of the Eastern State Peni ! tentiary will swing open in time for } I Jacob bensendorfer, known as “Life ; time Jake," to spend Christmas with ' his aged mother, who lives in a bun galow built for her at Berlin. N. J.. from her son's earnings in prison Pensendorfer. who lias been in prison j 25 years, was pardoned yesterday by Gov. Pinehot, and will be released as soon as the pardon reaches the peni tentiary. He was sentenced to be ] hanged for the murder of his father in-law. Henry Gautschi. whom he shot | September 4, 1901, as a climax to a five-year quarrel. In April. 1902. his sentence was commuted to life impris onment. . .... “Lifetime Jake, who is o 2 years old arranged to sell his wood working business, built up during his 25 years in prison, for $6,000. Other convicts made a collection of "credit slips'' ag gregating S4OO as an additional purse for hirri. They also gave him a watch, chain and penknife of white gold. ■ ,nt„>,»y»mTyTrTrrrm 720-22-24 7th St. N.W. % J ! Slashed Prices on All BehrendS? ~d olll . iffiiiajgT ■■ „i «■■■■■! ' ■■■—..■ ■— ■ ! MaJVla Dolls VVQ Every Girls’ Coat in the ■ 1.4 s Store Must Go ! 5 M r M . 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