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5 WOMEN DYING OF RADIUM POISON Follow Usual Lives as They; Await End From Incur able Malady. Special Dispatch to The .n- ami North American Ne\v*oaper Alliance NEWARK. N.J.. May 12.—What would j you do with the fl.vln* month remaining of life if the doctor told you that you were dying, that there was no escape, j that though you might be going about i your afTairs today as usual, nothing j could be done to save you? Would these soft May days, the last ] May you might ever see. find you panic- j struck and helpless with horror? Or ; would you greet each Spring morning j with courageous determination to make j the most of what was left—to plan | ahead a little way. to go to the movies, j to shop, to lead your normal life? Five Women Face Veath. Five voting women who live in I Newark, or its suburbs, have this prob lem before them They are under sen tence of death bv a disease which they have been told cannot be cured, with each day bringing the end swiftly nearer. Medical experts have found that the bodies of these girls contain radium, which is gradually destroying their bone and tissue. Without any palliative the ghastly evidence has been piled up be fore then in a court where the five are pressing a joint suit for $1,250,000 dam ages. Thev have heard the reading of ten death'certificates of former co-workers in a factory where all of them painted luminous watch dials, alternately wet ting the brushes with their lips and thrusting them into a compound con taining radium and zinc sulphide The certificates agreed upon this cause: "Pernicious anemia, probably second ary to exposure to radio-active sub stances.” . Doctors testified that symptoms of disease in the dead and in the living ■ were shockingly similar. Keeping I p the Routine. After this the case was adjourned to September 24 and the young women went home. Went home to do what? To do the housework, to do the usual things, in so far as their condition permitted, and to think their own thoughts. , . When they contracted the disease four were minors and all five belonged to the church and were devout by nature. If they go to church more now it is partly because chureh-gomg is less of a tax on them physically than almost anything else. The longest journey any of them has made of late was that of Miss Katherine Schaub. 124 South Seventh street, Newark. She attended the cathedral consecration of the new Catholic bishop in the Newark dio cese. Poetrv Expresses Feeling. Often Miss Schaub goes to the Do minican Convent of the Perpetual Adoration. She has tried to tell in verse something of the comfort she finds there: “Within these cloister walls, my Lord. Thou calmest the tempest of my soul; Ttfid terror, rent and ripped asunder, My heart is mended, grace is born. Once within these walls ,-il fear is banished from my soul. Once more I feel it can be done. That I can reach the goal. And if all else fails me. I am glad just to be within these walls— Which Thou has built for me.” Wants to Enjoy Spring. The sunlight sheen is still on Miss Schaub's blond hair, but her face is the color of ashes and she keeps closing her eyes and sighing, because she is so tired. , *T can't tell Just how I feel about it,” she says, “because my mind changes all the time. Sometimes I feel sure the doctors are wrong, and God won't let me die. Other times a shudder goes through me. I feel so old, too. and as if I never appreciated life before. I want to enjoy the Spring” Unable to work anywhere outside of her home for two years. Miss Schaub collapsed in court through inability to sit up straight for any length of time, yet she has stopped taking treatment and never has taken such drastic meas ure* for life as Miss Grace Pryer, 497 Tremont avenue, Orange, the only mem ber of the group now employed any where. 25 Operations in Fear. Miss Fryer, an attractive girl with dark eyes and curling dark hair, has a position with the Fidelity Union Trust Co, Newark. She goes to work daily, although only a steel frame holds her body erect. She has had 25 operations on her Jaw in one year and the bone in one arm is partly gone. The arm is useless. "I am happier at work,” says Miss Fryer. “I think it is good for me to be out In the air, and I like to be with healthy people. If only I could catch health the way I caught this disease. Three times a week I go to New York for a tonic and treatment, and I am taking the best possible care of myself and being just as happy as I can. I won’t give up,” Mrs. Edna Hussman, 50 Buchanan street, Hillside, cannot walk on the etreet without assistance, but she answers the telephone and takes tare of the house. Odng on “in Same Old Way." “What the doctors said has fright ened me into changing my way of liv ing," she explained bravely. "I have a good deal of pain and I’m crippled, but a* long as l can I'll go on in the Xante old way, because it is pleasanter than any oilier “In the evening? my husband takes me out driving, and if there s no pain at the time I manage to forget, Re ligion? It seems more precious than ever ” Religion is a consolation, also to Mrs Quinta McDonald, 386 Highland ave nue, Orange. "j suppose It's true that I think about it more than I used to," she said “and I try to live better than 1 ever did be fore Hope for this life? W*ll, tic doctors say there isn’t any. They call it hopeless. Just the same I'll never give up Permanently, I mean, be cause occasionally I do get very de pressed," Mrs. McDonald's arms and legs are effected by the radium poisoning and she suffer* from spells of weakness But rhe continues to keep boys# for her family. There are two children Mr* Alicia larrlce 463 Austin street, Orange 5s the only one of the five who was of age at the time of her employ ment in painting watch dial* Hhe ha* j**n feeling much worse of iate One ieg it 4 inches shorb-r than the other pve given up keeping house in the ( ,‘4 way because it m too hard for me to vet the meal*," *he said “But J stick to the old routine all 1 #an, tor 1 want to seem natural and like other people "Os course, f feel awfully rinse to the four others l hoi#e to be cured, but I -v ant people to know that our suit is for the. benefit of on . families in r ate tire doctors' prediction comes true,” Victim* Are “Burning Ip" Bever a) of tire women go regularly to Tn Robert E Humphries, chief surgeon of the New Jersey Orthopedic Hospital h; Orange On the witness Stand hr xatd Ural sclenre so far had been unable to find « remedy Because of hi* p- h tion as a witness he is reluctant to dis cus* for publication the questinn <>f radium poisoning but he. d*#eti say thic “The direct cause of death may vary arid worry ma;» hasten death but i* - dfum is fh* nr ignis i #aui l* ) ii ***** bowMO 4k »w«* Fullin' llriile I * % M’SS CARROLL SHANNON. Ihufhtrr of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton • Shannon, whose marriage to Air. Allen ; Carpenter will take place Saturday, j The engagement was recently an ! trounced. Y. W. C. A. The usual twilight music and at home hour will be held at the Y. W. C. A., Seventeenth and K streets, this after noon at 4:30. Miss Alma Day will be the hostess, assisted by Miss M. O. Buckingham. The public is cordially invited to attend. The membership committee will have a tea for new members on the root at Seventeenth and K streets on the after noon of Wednesday. May 16. between tlip hours of 4:30 and 6 o'clock. Committee meetings for the week in clude the executive tomorrow at 11 at Twentieth and B streets, the rooms registry on Tuesday at 11:30 at Seven teenth and K streets and the finance on Friday at 12 at the home of the chairman, Mrs. Schaatf, 1824 Monroe ! street. The regular meeting of the board of I directors will be held Thursday, 10:30 j am., at the home of Mrs. Edwin B. Parker. Following the meeting mem bers of the board, the staff and music committee will be Mrs. Parker's guests lor luncheon. Miss M. V. Sandberg, director of edu cation. will speak before the Women’s Missionary Society of Calvary Baptist Church Tuesday. Miss Sandberg was for five years under the Baptist Mis sion Board in Japan. Business and Professional Women. The Hitika and Wohelo Clubs are having a house party over this week end at Vacation Lodge. Next week the Amicitia Club will have its house party at the same place. Tomorrow night at 8 o'clock the In ternational Club will hold its regular meeting in the assembly room on the fourth floor. The special feature of the evening will be a four-reel film of Germany. The picture has just been completed and a real treat is in store for the club The hostesses for the evening are Miss Luedders and Miss Pfannschmidt of the German embassy. Tuesday evening will the Mother’s night on the "B & P." floor, where the Amicitia, Hitika, Premiere. Tip Top and Wohelo Clubs will entertain their mothers. Dinner will Ire served at 6 15 and a program of special music will be gin at 7. The Blue Triangle Club will spend its club night this week with the chil dren of the Central Union Mission, The girls have planned a party for them and are taking them some bean bags, which they have been maxing. Club supper will be served as usual at 6:30 in the dining room on the “B. Ar P.' floor and after supper the girls will go in a group to the mission. As the month of June approaches, inquiries are coming In and reservations are being made for accommodations for Summer guests at Vacation Lodge. Both the house and grounds have had con siderable attention and now are in readiness to afford delightful week ends and to enable those who so desire to take up a temporary residence for a week or a month at this beautiful, re freshing spot and thereby lighten their work in Washington during the try ing Summer months. Reservations must be made in advance and a deposit of $1 is required. This fee Is applied on one's board bill, but Is not return able in case of cancellation. Reserva tions are made in the office of the bus iness and professional women's depart ment on the fourth floor at Seventeenth and K streets. Girl Reserve*. On Sunday. May 13, at 4 p m. all Girl Reserves, wearing their uniform of blue and white, will take part In the annual recognition ceremonial to be held in Barker Hall Miss Elsa Peterson, chair man of the department, will preside, as sisted by Catherine English and Nellie Holmead presidents of the Senior and Junior High School Reserve Councils. During the service Mary Middleton will sing and Junia and Jane Culbertson, daughters of the United States Min ister to Rumania, will present an auto graphed photograph of the Princess Illenea to the Washington Girl Re serves. The Princess IlJeana Is the head of the Girl Reserve movement In Rumania. Following the service, the Girl Reserves will entertain their rr others at tea in the Girl Reserve club rooms. The members of the Bon Se cour Club of Central High School will present a program of music. Monday afternoon at 2:4.» o'clock the AUelphi Girl Reserve Club of Western High School w'iii make new curtains and pillow covers for the Girl Reserve room at the school. On Tuesday the clubs of Powell and lamgtey Junior High Schools will meet at 2 p m and Macfariand Club will hold a "kid party" at 3 p.m On Wednesday at. 2 pm. the four Girl Reserve Clubs of Dennison School will make Joke book* for the patients at Walter Reed Hospital, the Happy Hour j Club of Fill more School will meet at 3 p m. and the Trl-Hi Club of Buxines* ■ High School will have a party at Hie j Y. W. C A at 3 pm, The Junior High School Girl Reserve Council will have a j special meeting on Wednesday afternoon i at 4 o'clock in the Girl Reserve Club , rooms. Thursday the Girl Reserve Club* of Stuart, Langley and Jefferson Junior High School* will conduct meetings at the schools at 2 pm. The Pi del is Club of Eastern High will entertain the chil dren at the Gospel Mission at 3 pm. arid the J/-?, Came fades Club of Ea>.l --■ (rn will hold a faculty tea in the school i at 3 p m j On Friday the Bon Becour Club of Central will take a hike after school hour?. ’lh- Semper Pldetlh Club of Tech will make joke books for Walter R< • d Hos pital At 4 pm Friday, the dress rehearsal unable to get off The victim* of this , dreadfui thing are •imply burning up “Hundreds of girls worked in the j same plant Many have moved away. ‘ Some have died Others may have va rious ailment*. Certainly w* know that 14 did die, and it is reasonable hr sup pose that the ailments of a number of other* have been due to the same cause," The suit of the five young women In the Newark district has a character of indirection 'lhe fact in that the statute of limitations prohibit* their suit for damage* arid they are trying to ! make out a special rase to get pennls ! slop to bring suit They are suing for | permission to sue Tlicfr contention 1* | that the effect* of radium were hidden for year* Hun attorney, Raymond H Berry is trying to have the court cancel the adjournment and make a place for the trial of lh- soil this month l in afraid " lie said when asked iris rear ,n for paste “that September may • b<- too !<<* for certain of my ritanls" " ■ >' m <u, i n ,m. a■■ ti# fcijiih i Jiumin.tm, TTTE SUNDAY STAB. WASHINGTON. T). C„ MAY 13. 1028—PART 3. for “The Pled Piper of Hamelln” will be held in Barker Hall. The Saturday morning clubs will meet at 10 o’clock. Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the spacious gardens of Woodley, the home of Mrs Hayne Ellis. 3000 Cathedral ave nue. the Girl Reserves will repeat the operetta. “The Pled Piper of Hamelln,” with 94 girls taking part. The presi dents oi all the 29 Girl Reserve Clubs will be In uniform and will act as ush ers. Come and bring the children, that they may see "The Pied Piper,” as he lures the children of Hamelln town by' his magic melody to the land of dreams where they are entertained by songs and dances of the dolls and toys. Tickets may be secured from the Girl Reserve office, third floor of Seventeenth and K streets building. Industrial Department. The Industrial department Is sponsor ing a trip by bus to Gettysburg on j Thursday. May 24. The bus will leave i the Y. W C. A , Seventeenth and K | streets, at 9 :15 In the morning, leaving Gettysburg lor the return trip at ft 30 p m The party will lunch in Gettys burg and will make a two-hour tour of In connection with the completion of Washington’s most colorful houseware’s department, ice announce just for tomorrow, an important SAJLE^Cff^TOUSEFURNISHINGS $1135 Bathroom $135.95 Laundry $6.95 Lawn Mower $1.30 O’Ccdar Outfit $1.25 Garbage Can $1.45 Bathroom Scale*. S9KS Outfit, $69.50 $5.95 $1 , . J* «J*22L’2&W k siirt^„ waier ’ tight „ . clothes basket. pered steel blades O Cedar polish. bottom, lock cover > $3.95 Shower Curtains $2.9a Pyrex Pie Plate Sl.oO Bathroom Mirror $3.35 $4 Electric Iron, $2.75 Lawn Bench, $3.95 $1.69 Step-Ladder $1.39 $1.95 $1.25 Os rubberised sateen in col- 6-lb. Manning-Bowman Iron 42-inch bench in natural Folding style with pail rest. 8-inch nickel frame and Plate glass mirrors in green nrftil natterns with stand and 6-ft. cord. varnish finish. Well braced. Reinforced steps. 5 ft. high. Pyrex inset with cut design. or white frame. ” ' (Third Floor.) (Third Floor.) (Third Floor.) tThird Floor.t (Third Floor.) (Third T oot.) lit 4 AU Ready Tomorrow! j| ||^ Our Newly Decorated'* 54 inches long, covered and W T* M" $6.95 padded. Adjustable to 5 dif-lH ■ V" € I _ _ jK; Manning-Bowman iron witli xertnt heigh!,. ■ 11 OU S 6 di YG $ LIO O T H &‘ , sssf*.£r* Curtain Stretcher, $1.75 Kg J V A Hi • \ c * eo. Hardwood frame. RustH * /9 C Cannister Set, »9c proof pins. Adjustable up toHpB ' g® White enameled, for ten, * xl ° ft (Third Floor . ffll The Hecht Co. Housewares section is now as spic and span w ' oSee ' ***** “ m as your own kitchen, attractive, colorful, and cram full of nice raj m things for your kitchen, bathroom, breakfast room, porck and ■ Hi" — j n garden. Everything is so conveniently arranged that shop- M J W H ping here is going to he fun, whether it s a tin cup you re after Nj. ml iff |3| —or a washing machine, a stove or a refrigerator. ro U. S. Garden Hose W t # B| 3-Pc. Wear-Ever Set In 25 and 50 ft. lengths 4 New Model Furnished Rooms £ive 3 Upped saucepans of Os corrugated. 5-ply rubber. KSp ” aluminum, qts., 2 qt and Standard couplings. Mra • -j C I * 1 %£ 3*2 capacity. $2.25 Scrubbing Set rn insLuy ideas tor decoYSitivc housewares B f 0 ™ c h e^ i, ? r ’ t sl^L Large galvanized bucket, Irai rice rioof j mop, and mop no(jr , j™ There's a room that's lull of colorful suggestions for a truly beautiful Hp l| bathroom. A large kitchen done in bright red and white and pearl gray T Ji with possible convenience. The kitchenette and breakfast room Jjx i_i__ « »ttio if m will sh ow you how mu ch can he done with a small space. And the gar- VCT V" I *J JJ* den has suggestions to make you comfortable this Summer. . , HlrV Window Screens Screen Doors /A sl_l9 Step-on Can $1.25 Corn Broom ||gUl |j_J\ $1.69 A gr di $1 d <iium? < branm )i JSSBR, 4riC W.liml-flHahrd Dtiors. A " . # | c.n"«!s!wliKiv.b?.S'«2- loS?.!l* «h- Sliding. K* ten .inn S 3 jks II MMdK. ln “ I Pill i| \ Scrrcns galvanurd 2 (t. 6.6 ft. 6 51.69 ! /'! 6L_ Colored Cutlery Stt. SI TSc John,on'. W.x, 59c : J\ K«r3*Vi JJ ”- ’ "in' «• », , IIIImWiTTi pound pa*u> wax MSk (Third Floor.) Sani-Cold $230 Ice Oeam $1 Acme Freezer $1.45 Clothes Basket $1.50 Mop Set l T npainted * Refrigerator, $29.95 Freezer, $1.95 & Pick, 79c $1 $1 Furniture 40-lb. capacity, scaiiilc** w „ od tU |, w Rh a-qt, r««n- M( -tai tub retained. 2-qt. Oval willow basket with 2 12-os. bottle polish, dust l incly sanded and ready uorrelain lined, cork .iimj- nrd cream can and heavy, w- mat . strong handles, 29 Inches cloth, hand duster., and long tor you to paint m any color j atf d, Golden oak finish. tinned fid. cream container, and ice pick. long, handled wall duster. you wish. .„ . , $1.25 Metal Gaah Box $1 5-Pc. Bowl Set, 89c $3.95 Medicine Cabinet Wall Brush, 89© c $32.95 Sani-Oild, $29.95 a, Ys.jn capacity, white f , „,, , . Nest of 5 yellow mixing White enatd stael cabinet. Washable wall bntsh with 1 t , _ . Fireproof lw»x finished In bowls, smoothly finlstied. with 2 shelves and plate mlr- long and i shiwt handle. enamel lining In f'»od cham- enamel. Lock and 2 keys. Irt r. Maaaaln* anrf taavs pers Golden «jak flnUh. rl,mr '‘ <Thl,d ru ’"'' * tTh "* rWr ‘ case atth 4 sheivav 45 J6 inches high...... •*w’ |.pt*e* breakfast sutta, con -544,95 Kitchen Culuncl H ■} mm— ~ Mj —|Bp- A 3s\4J W aiui‘*4\vvVvlV-1 <J*75 $3-1.95 ■ ■ H— A ' ■ ■ J A an type chairs... in H ■ ■ I 111 I B H J EulUlehack Chair, $1.95 H ■ ■_ ■ m v H ■ my % x\W i mi •uauy other special feaiuree. the battlefield. The round-trip fare will be $4.25, which Includes the services of an official guide at the battlefields. Registrations may be made at the desk, Seventeenth and K streets, and the party will be limited to 24. The Industrial committee will serve lunch to the girls employed at the Price Wllholte factory Tuesday noon. Mrs. Clifford Hurley will be in charge. The K. E. Y. Club will hold Its regu lar meeting on Wednesday, and the Thursday Club is arranging a picnic supper at Vacation Lodge for June 10. The party will leave the Y. W. C. A. at 4 p.m. The Washington Educational Union win hold a luncheon meeting on Satur day. May 19, at 12:30 at Seventeenth and K streets, when Dr. Ballou will speak on "Conference Methods in Edu cation." This is under the auspices of the industrial department. The Greek Club will meet Thursday afternoon at, 2:30. The newly elected officers of the Greek Club are: Presi dent, Mrs. F. Celevas; vice president. Mrs. Helen Chaconas; secretary, Mrs. Skleraky; vice secretary. Mrs. Helen Celevas, and treasurer. Mrs. H. Kokolls. Park View Chapter will have a lunrh- I eon at the home of Mrs. John Vor koeper, 2965 Brandywine street, tomor row afternoon at 1 o’clock. Piney Branch Chapter will hold Its last meeting at a luncheon at the home of Mrs. Bessie Kennedy, 5605 Chevy Chase parkway, at 1 p.m. Mrs. Harold Doyle, chairman of the Kamp Kahlcrt committee, will be the guest and speaker. The Cleveland Park Chapter has postponed its luncheon until May 22, when it will be held at the home of Mrs. William L. Browning. Rlverdale, Md. The Dupont. Chapter will hold a food sale In the lobby of Seventeenth and K streets on Thursday, May 17, from 11 a m. to 3 p.m. Elizabeth Somers Residence. At the vesper service this afternoon at 5:30, Mrs, Theodore Knappen, biolo gist and traveler, will give a talk on Japan. Miss Shizu Hama mo to will be the leader of the service and Miss Kath erine Erwin will act as hostess. The girls living at the residence gave the last dance of the season Friday. Miss Matilda Amicon and Miss Dorothy Alderman were responsible for the ar rangements. LAUNDRYMEN HOLD OPEN FORUM ON TALKS Discussion of Speeches Features Closing Session of Convention. An open forum discussion of the speeches delivered before the tenth an nual convention of the Maryland, Dis trict of Columbia and Virginia Laundry Owners Association in Wardman Park, j featured the closing session of the con- i vention yesterday. The discussion was supplemented by reports of committees appointed at the first day s meeting, and by a special re port lrom the Engineering Department of the University of Virginia, which lias been conducting a series of research tests for the association hi an effort to pul the laundry business on a more scientific basis. Officers for the coming year will be elected before the session finally closes. Plans being developed by the Govern ment to prevent a widespread unem ployment situation were explained by Assistant Secretary of Labor W. W. Husband, principal speaker at the con vention yesterday. Mr. Husband spoke in place of Secretary of lAbor Davis, who was called out of town. His topic was “Industrial Democracy.” Other speakers at yesterday's sessions v/ere Henry Slemlnski. of Jersey City; Warren O. Emley, of the Bureau of Standards, who spoke on "Science In Industry"; John Lee Mahin of New York City, Edward liange of Pittsburgh and | Richard H. Tyner of Cincinnati. The association held Its annual ban | quet and dance, the chief social fea j ture of Its convention In Wardman Park, last night. #- Amnesty for Polish Prisoners. WARSAW, Poland, May 12 OP).—'The Polish cabinet has decided to proclaim amnesty for all prisoners to commemo rate the tenth anniversary of the in dependence of the new Poland. YOUTH ESCAPES DEATH WHEN AUTO IS WRECKED 1 Harry J. Baer, 22 year* old, 1753 Euclid street, had a narrow escape from death when the car he was driving somersaulted and turned over several times after it had crashed Into a truck parked at the curb In front of 1323 Seventh street, shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday morning. The car was completely wrecked. Baer, suffering from shock and with his face severely cut, was taken to Sibley Hospital in a passing automobile and when later discharged after re ceiving first aid treatment, he was charged by police with reckless driving I and required to deposit $25 collateral. ! Walter Houghton, 38 years old, of the Naval Hospital, was knocked down and i injured on West Executive avenue bv : an automobile driven by Richard G 1 1 Condon. 2810 Adams Mill road late y**- j terday afternoon. He was taken to '; Emergency Hospital suffering from ’ shock, and was later transferred to *h» Naval Hospital.