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Washington News
Vigilance of Health Body Re
sults in Refrigeration on
Dairy Farms.
Official* Hold Washington’s Milk
Supply at Present Is Best
in History.
Vigilance on the part of the District
Health Department in safeguarding
Washington's milk supply, especially j
during the Summer, has resulted in the
Installation of mechanical refrigerating
apparatus on a large proportion of
the Maryland and Virginia dairy farms
supplying the local markets.
Despite many complaints from dairy
men against regulations requiring that
milk be cooled at a temperature of at
least. 50 degrees until it is received at
Washington dairies. Health Department
officials said there would be no let-up
In the enforcement of those rules.
Public Health Paramount.
The health of the public, it was
pointed out, is far more important than
the inconvenience or the expense to
which many dairymen are being put in
order to remain in the Washington
trade. While the regulation will be en
forced throughout the year, it is all the
more imperative to keep a close watch
out during the warm Summer months,
it was pointed out, if the high standard
Os District milk is to be maintained.
Above a temperature of 50 degrees the
bacteria content of the milk increases to
an alarming degree. At 50 degrees or be
low, the germs are killed. For this rea
son, the District Health Department
has ordered that between 4 o'clock in j
the morning and noon, the period be- ;
tween milking and delivery, the product j
must be maintained at a safe tem
perature. This means that dairymen
wishing to continue in the Washing- ;
ton trade must take measures to keep
their product chilled until delivery. |
The installation of cooling systems on i
dairy farms is not compulsory in a legal ,
sense, health officials said, but it works I
that way commercially. Some of the i
dairymen are looking for new markets |
for their product, rather than go to the I
expense of installing cooling systems,
but one by one, it was said, these are
coming into the Health Department to
explain that they wish to get back on
the list of approved dairy farms.
Meeting D. C. Regulations.
In some communities approximately
50 per cent of the dairy farms are
meeting the District regulations in this i
respect. Rather than lose out in trade, j
it- was believed a large majority of the i
farms in time will be adequately!
equipped with cooling apparatus.
Washington's milk supply at present I
la the best in the city’s history, health !
officials say. and every effort will be i
made to maintain this high standard. !
As a result of the vigilance of in- i
spectors on their frequent visits to out- j
lying dairy farms, it was reported that i
the average temperature of milk is!
about 40 degrees when it is shipped into
the city. In many cases it is as low as
34 degrees.
It is of interest to dairymen to keep
down the bacteria content of their milk,
It was said, owing to the bonuses they
would otherwise lose through their con
tracts with local dairies. If the average
score of pasteurized and raw milk falls
below 70 per cent, the bonus is withheld.
The temperature of the milk bears im
portantly on the general average of
the score.

Judge McMahon Promises Aid to’
Police in Stamping Out
A hack driver was convicted of so
liciting business on a public street and
for not remaining within five feet of his
vehicle while it was in a stand, while
a National City guide was freed of the
same charges, by Judge John P. Me-1
Mahon in Police Court yesterday. After
sentencing George D. Taylor, hack
driver, to pay a fine of $25 or serve ten
days on the soliciting charge and to $lO
or 10 days on the other one, the judge
said that there was entirely too much
disregard for this law in the city, and
that he would give his heartiest co
operation 'to the police in an effort to
stamp it out.
Roy Brown, a National City guide,
was freed of the charges, as there are
no specific regulations regarding the
actions of guides. Taylor and Brown
were arrested near the Peace Monument
on August 2 by Policeman W. L. Pasour
of the Traffic Bureau.
Military Posts in West and South
to Be Visited. •
By special direction of the Secretary
of War. Col. Stanley H. Ford, assistant
chief of staff for military Intelligence,
will leave here next Saturday on an Im
portant military mission in Western
and Southern States and as far away
as the Philippines. «
He will visit. In order, the headquar
ters of the sth Corps Area, at Fort
Hayes, Ohio; the 6th Corps Area, at
Chicago; the 7th Corps Area, at Omaha;
the 9th Corps Area, at San Francisco;
the Hawaiian Department, at Honolulu,
and the Philippine Department, at Ma
On tlje return trip he will visit the
headquarters of the 6th Corps Area, at
Fort £tam Houston. Tex., and the 4th
Corps Area, at Fort McPherson. Ga. It
Is stated at the War Department that
the main purpose of Col. Ford's mission
is to confer with the military authori
ties at the stations named on various
questions connected with the national
The views of the commanders of the
Ist Corps Area, headquarters at Boston;
the 2d Corps Area, headquarters at New
York City, and the 3d Corps Area,
headquarters at Boston, on current mil
itary problems will be obtained through
personal conferences with the chief of
' staff of the Army at the War Depart
, ment.
Woman Tourist Breaks Arm.
Susan D. Martin, 64. Galesburg, 111.,
was treated at Casualty Hospital this
morning for a fracture of her left arm.
She was a member of a touring party
and broke her arm as a result of trip
ping over an obstruction at the
National Museum.
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'Given Rights Yesterday on
j Dirigible for Which He Has
! % Waited Seven Years.
j Specifications for Use of Non
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mable Gas.
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Dr. Hugo Eckener of Friedrichshafen
on-the-Bodensee, Germany, who Is
about to make the longest trip ever
i made In an airship, around the world,
after having made a record flight across
the Atlantic in his Graf Zeppelin, was j
granted a patent here yesterday on this j
dirigible for which he has been waiting
for seven years.
The patent is for a rigid airship with
separate gas cells and the petition was
filed in Germany. September 18, 1922.
and in the United States Patent Office
November 27.’1922. The patent has been
assigned to Luftschiffbau Zeppelin Ge
scllschaft mit Beschrankter Haftung.
The patent specifications are for *‘an
airship comprising tt cell filled with a
non-inflammable carrying gas. another
cell Ifiled with inflammable gas. a col
lapsible cell within said latter cell com
municating with said former cell and
means connected with said latter cell for
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Senator Keyes Believes Sum
: Will Be Set Aside Quickly
by Congress.
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Congress will make the first appro
priation for the beautification of Union
Station Plazc early In the regular ses
sion, Senator Keyes of New Hampshire,
chairman of the Senate committee on
buildings and grounds, predicted to
Senator Keyes, who has been one of
i the leading advocates of carrying out :
I the Plaza improvement, is watching'
' with gratification the work now in
j progress of tearing down one group of i
the wartime dormitories standing in the
| way of the park project. Although some
j of the dormitories nearest the railroad
i terminal will be left standing for the
! time being. It will be possible to start
j landscape treatment of the squares at
• the south end of the Plaza as soon as
j Congress makes an appropriation for
that purpose.
The last Congress authorized the en
tire project and placed the limit of
cost at slightly less than $5,000,000, a
large part of which will be needed to
acquire additional land to the west of
the original Plaza area to conform to
the revised plans finally ratified. The
purpose of enlarging the Plaza is to
have the proposed diagonal boulevard
from Union Station meet Pennsylvania
avenue between Second and Third
streets instead of at Peace Monument,
as originally suggested.
; Mercury Higher This Morning,
but Bhowera Are Predicted for
This Afternoon.
With the mercury registering one
degree higher at 10 o'clock than at
that hour yesterday, Washington was
headed today for Its fifth consecutive
day of real Summer heat.
The Tecord of a short while ago.
when the mercury hovered at 90 and
higher for nine straight days, fortu
nately will remain standing, the
Weather Bureau promised, for show
ers this afternoon are expected to cool j
things off a bit and maybe again to
It is expected the 90-degree mark
will be reached or passed during the
middle of the afternoon, but- already
at 10 o’clock a cool breeze was spring
ing up. The maximum temperature
yesterday was 95 degrees.
Move la Intended for Continuing
Reclamation Projects.
BOISE. Idaho. August 14 (JP).— United
States Senators and Representatives
from all Western States were Invited
yesterday by Gov. H. C. Baldridge to
attend' the conference of Western
States governors In Salt Lake City Au
gust 26 and 27.
The invitation was extended with a
view to starting action In Congress
against any move leading toward cessa
tion of Federal support for reclamation
and irrigation projects.
Walter Goldsbourgh, 28, Loses Life When Passer-by
Sideswipes Car.
Asleep on the running board of a
parked automobile one mile north of
Hugheaville, Md., this morning, Walter
Ooldsbourgh, 28-year-old farmhand of
Benedict, Md., was instantly killed when
a speeding machine sldeswiped his car
and swept him into the road. The
driver did not stop.
According to Harry B. Freedy, Mary
land State policeman, who investigated
the case, Ooldsbourgh and two com
panions. Lloyd Buckley of Mechanlcs
ville. Md., and Frits Buckley of Bene
dict, decided to sleep overnight in the
automobile, after they had exhausted
their gas supply earlier in the eve
The two men told the officer they
fell asleep in the back seat of the car
and that Ooldsbourgh gelded to stretch
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I>r. Huco Eckener and the drawing nf
his dirigible filed with the Patent Of
fice here.
allowing the escape of inflammable gas
This craft having made an epochal,
unprecedented flight from Germany to
this country for the second time, the
patent examiners evidently decided that
it would be safe to grant it a patent
since the merits of the invention were
so obviously demonstrated to all the
Five Defendants to Face
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Court August 28 After
Grand Jury Action.
Further action in the prosecution of
W. Clark Noble, widely known sculptor;
Mrs. Noble and their three associates
on charges of conspiracy to blackmail
Capt. and Mrs. C. C. Calhoun, so
cially prominent leaders of the Wom
en's Universal Alliance, was delayed
until August 28 when the hearing
| they were to be given today before j
United States Commissioner Needham I
:C. Tumage was continued for two j
weeks pending the findings of the (
i grand Jury. { - !
Besides Mr. and Mrs. Noble.! the de- j
fendants who appeared before Com- i
missioner Tumage this morning were |
Mrs. Anna M. Hillenbcgnd. who, unable j
to make bail, had been held in jail :
since the arrest of the quintet August
7, and James F. Bird, local attorney.
The fifth defendant, Stephen A. Arm
strong. was not present.
Continuation of the hearing was
agreed upon when .Assistant United
States Attorney Charles B. Murray ex
plained to the commissioner that the
case against the two women and three
men already had been presented <4o the
grand jury. The only action the com
missioner could take was to hold de
fendants for the grand jury and since
that already had been done by the
United States attorney’s office continu
ation of the hearing was the only possi
ble action.
Noble and his associates are charged j
with having conspired to extort $30,000 ;
from Capt. and Mrs. Calhoun by j
j threatening them with exposure In “one
I of the greatest scandals in the country.” |
They were arrested on evidence obtained ;
by a Department of Justice agent. w T ho j
posed as the financial representative of
Capt. Calhoun in several conferences
with them.
Many Transferred to New Duties j
at Army Posts.
Col. Clarence J. Manley, Medical
Corps, has been transferred from Chi
cago to Fort Benning, Ga.; MaJ. Rob
-1 ert E. Guthrie, Coast Artillery, from
Fort Monroe, Va., to Fort H. G. Wright,
N. Y.: Capt. Cyrus W. Haney. Quarter
master Corps, from Fort Mason, Calif.,
to Hawaii; Col. Allen J. Greer, Field
Artillery, from San Francisco to the
Philippines; Capt. Arthur C. Fitzhugh,
Field Artillery, from Fort Monmouth,
N. J.. to Fort Bragg. N. C.; Capt. Lucas
E. Schoonmaker. Coast Artillery, from
Fort Monroe, Va., to Fort Barrancas,
Fla.; Capt. George -P. McNeill, jr.,
Medical Corps, from San Francisco to
the Philippines; Capt. Robert P. Bell,
Infantry, from New York city to Fort
Benning, Ga.; Capt. Louis H. Price,
finance department, from San Fran
cisco to Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio;
Capt. Rhodes F. Arnold, Infantry, from
Fort Snelllng, Minn., to. Chicago; Maj-
Condon C. McCornack, Medical Corps,
is detailed as assistant commandant of
the Medical Field Service School atr
Carlisle. Pa. First Sergt. Robert G.
Sigler, Coast Artillery, at Fort Monroe,
Va., has been retired on his own ap
plication after more than 30 years’
out on the running board. They de
clared they slept through the night
and upon awakening discovered their
comrade sprawled along the roadside
apparently dead. Officer Freedy said
the boys called him by telephone and
he investigated.
An inquest by the Hughesville coroner,
Judge Harry Wolfe, was held this morn
ing and it was decided, “the man came
to his death due to a hit-and-run
motorist.” The body was later removed
to Benedict for burial. •
Officer Freedy said Maryland State
officers have been patrollng the roads
near where the accident occurred and
that look-outs have been sent through
the various substations. He declared,
however, that there was little or no
chance of apprehending the hit-and
run car hi view of the faet no one wit
nessed the accident, and thus they had
no description with which to work.
Special Session Called for
Today to Decide on Need
for Inquiry.
Sr. Bocock and Hospital Officials
Not Called to Attend After
noon Hearing.
The Board of Public Welfare will
meet In special session in the District
Building; this afternoon to determine
what action, if any. It should take re
garding criticism of conditions at the'
Gallinger Municipal Hospital.
Although George S. Wilson, director
of public welfare, declined to predict |
the outcome of the board's meeting, it |
is believed In welfare circles that an j
I inquiry will be ordered into the charges j
! of Judge Kathryn Sellers of Juvenile ;
Court as well as newspaper accounts;
of conditions at the hospital.
May Not Call Officials.*
Despite reports to the contrary, it
was said at the welfare board that Dr.
Edgar A. Bocock. superintendent of the
hospital, and other officials of the In
stitution had not been notified to at
tend the meeting. The purpose of the
session, it was explained, is to decide
whether the charges are serious enough
to Justify an Investigation. If an in
quiry is ordered. Dr. Bocock, physicians,
internes and nurses will be summoned
before the board. Judge Sellers also
! may be requested to appear to relt
i erate her recent charges.
I Thus far. the board, it was pointed
J out. has nothing official before it to
I consider. The charges of Judge Sellers '
; have become public only through the j
' press, it was declared, and newspaper ;
. accounts have not come to the board’s
attention through regular official chan
nels. Disclosures made by a reporter,
who spent several days in the hospital
as a psuedo patient, it was said, have
not developed anything to cast a seri
ous reflection on the institution.
Bocock’s Work Lauded.
Welfare officials admit that condi
tions may not have been up to the
standard for a hospital of the character
of Gallinger several years ago, but they
firmly believe that there has been a
marked Improvement under the admin
istration of Dr. Bocock. In fact, it was
pointed out that Judge Sellers herself,
in testifying before a congressional com
mittee. praised the improvements
; brought about by Dr. Bocock.
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! Dr. Charles Fenton Russell of i
Herndon. Va., Guest at Chevy
Chase Home.
Dr. Charles Fenton Russell of Hern
don, Va., celebrated his ninetieth birth
day at a stag dinner, given in his honor
by Mr. and Mrs. William T. Pollard,
his son-in-law and • daughter, at their
home, 3923 McKinley street, Chevy
Chase, D. C., last night.
The guests at the dinner were Dr.
Robert Lamb, Frank Rogers, Dr. John
I Logan. Dr. J. Lawn Thompson. Philip
‘ Williams. Dr. Joseph Rogers, Dr. Arthur
j Crane, Henry Hanford. Walton Moore.
Frank Pollard. Robb Russell and Ed
! ward Wood. Many old friends from
! Herndon stopped in later to offer feliei
i tations.
Dr. Russell, who has been an active
practitioner of Maryland and Fairfax
County, Va.. for 80 years, was born at
Harpers Ferry. W. Va.. in 1839. He en
tered the Civil War as a drummer bov.
j serving under Lee in the Army of
! Northern Virginia. He was wounded at
; Gettysburg, and at the close of the
| struggle had risen to the rank of cap
tain. In spite of his age. Dr. Russell is
still engaged In active practice. He is
a member of Herndon Lodge, Va.. and
still maintains an active interest in pol
itics. Dr. Russell is a graduate of the
Virginia Military Institute and the Uni
versity of Maryland.
90 Years Old
Dr. Charles F. Russell sf Herndon,
Va., who celebrated his nintieth birth
day anniversary last night.' Dr. Russell
has been practicing medicine In the
vicinity of Washington for tho post
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Roscoe Cook, office boy, and Bud Stoddard, of the Washington Cadillac Co.,
1222 Twenty-second street, looking over the damage wrought last night when
yeggmen demolished the safe. —Star Staff Photo.
Sledges and Crowbars Used
by Burglars in Raid
on Garage.
Yeggmen demolished a safe with
sledges and crowbars early today in the
office of the Washington Cadillac Co.'s 1
service garage, at 1222 Twenty-second
street, and escaped with approximately
The men, probably two in number,
made their way into the office on the
■ second floor after either concealing
; themselves in the garage until after the
! closing hour last night or entering
! across the roof from an adjoining
! building.
! Tools used in reducing the safe to
• wreckage were taken from the garage
|on the ground floor, and were left
• strewn about the office amid a litter of
! papers and Are insulation material
broken from the walls of the strong
: box.
This latter composition, a rhalk-like !
substance, was found tracked to a door
on the fourth floor, communicating with
the roof. , i
Although the burglars ransacked
several desks in the general office, and
went through the service office on the
ground floor, nothing was reported miss
ing this morning but the money rep
resenting yesterday’s receipts.
Police of No 3 precinct and head
quarters detectives are investigating.
They say the job is similar to several
of the sort effected here in the past
few months, with indications that the
same man or men had engineered them.
The robbery was discovered about 8
o'clock by George Hardesty, an automo
bile electrician, who had preceded the
office force to the second floor quarters
to repair an electric light fixture.

Washington Teacher Wants to
Know Why Audience Was
Denied Him.
President Hoover was called upon to
day to explain why the foes of Sunday
blue laws are unable to secure the same
privilege of an audience at the White
House as accorded recently to repre
sentatives of the Lord's Day Alliance
by Henry Flury of Washington, a teach
er in the Publle Schools, and president
of the National Association Opposed to
Blue Laws from his Atlantic City
branch office, who says he has been
waiting “patiently since July 11” for a
reply to his telegram of that date ask
ing for an audience with the President.
While on the subject df the blue laws,
Plury took occasion to score the ex
planation given out at the White House
concerning the failure of President
Hoover to receive Mayor Spencer M. De
Golier of Bradford. Pa., vice president
of the N. A. O. B. L. George Akerson's
reasons given to newspaper men, “not
to out representatives,” Plury’s state
ment said, bears the marks of “a modi
fied form df the ridiculous ‘White
House spokesman* we fervently hoped
had disappeared.”
Flury is a teacher at Eastern High
School, and has figured in several con
troversial cases before the Board of
Education in connection with athlest
His letter to the President was made
public today at the Washington head
quarters of the anti-blue law associa
In using the word “privilege” in con
nection with the request that the blue
law foes be accorded the same rights
granted to officials of the Lord's Day
Alliance, Flury said he did so advisedly
“because it is a privilege and not a right
for the President to grant an audience
to any group of public-spirited citizens.”
"Too long, Mr. President, has this
Cannon group dictated to American
citizens petty personally restricted regu
lations,” Flury's letter concluded.
Vincent Carter Marries Miss Crow
ley of Philadelphia at Oettsyburg.
GETTYSBURG, Pa., August 14 UP). —
Representative Vincent Carter, 37, of
Wyoming wsa married yesterday to
Mary Catherine Crowley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Crowley of
Philadelphia. The ceremony was held
In St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
here. Rev. Father Mark E. Stock offici-;
a ting. . *
Persia Is pushing completion of its
extensive railroad construction program.
Three Persons, Including One
Hit by Street Car, Are
Seriously Hurt.
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Three persons were serious!;’ injured
and two slightly hurt in traffic mishaps
late yesterday and early this 'morning,
all the cases requiring hospital treat
Robert A. Winkler, 32. of 754 Alaska,
avenue, today was still in a serious
condition at Emergency Hospital from
a blow on the head and Internal In
juries received when his automobile
was struck by a street car at Georgia
avenue and Fern street. His motor
stalled while making a left-hand turn
into Fern street and a southbound
street rar struck him. The motorman
was L. G. Jackson of 715 Sligo avenue.
Silver Spring. Md.
Witnesses said Winkler stopped his
machine to permit a northbound car
to pass, and drove directly behind it in
an effort to the crossing on a
I left-hand turh. Tie was first taken to
Walter Reed Hospital.
Ernest L. Waters, colored. 27. of
4 Wonder court southwest, was the vic
tim of a hit-and-run accident at Seven
teenth and B streets last night. He was
crossing the street when struck by an
automobile. At Emergency Hospital It
was found his back was Injured and
several ribs probably fractured.
A spinal injury was sustained by
Sophia Gordon, colored, 81, of 2041 E
street, when she was knocked down
at Twenty-first, and F streets last night
by the automobile of William T. Rol
lins, 3228 N street. Rollins took the
injured woman to Emergency Hospital.
Max Wexlcr of Barcroft, Va„ was
the driver of an automobile that
knocked down Walter Jackson, colored.
35, of 78 Logan place In front of 1518
New Jersey avenue at 6 o’clock morn
ing. He was treated for injuries to his
scalp and left arm at Sibley Hospital,
j L. D. Bushong, 1302 Irving street,
was charged with driving a car with
; bad brakes when his machine struck
! Miss Violet Hart. 19. of 1245 Thirtieth
street. She was treated at Emergency
for a slightly injured hip.
M>ny Owners of Small Parcels
Claim Action Will Not Enhance
Value of Properties.
Hearing on the exceptions of hundreds
of property owners upon whose lands
assessments for benefits for the widen
ing of Benning road were laid by a jury
of condemnation has been set for Octo
ber 7 by Justice William Hitz in the Dis
trict Supreme Court. Many owners of
small parcels are complaining that the
jury went far afield in making benefit
assessments for the widening of a thor
oughfare which they claim is merely in
aid of tralfic and will not enhance the
value of their holdings.
The verdict of the Jury will be de
fended by Assistant Corporation Counsel
Alexander H. Bell, Jr., while arrayed
against him are a number of lawyers
representing the property owners.
Wife Asks Divorce, Charging
Cruelty in Plea.
Mrs. Myrtle K. Cross. 81$ Randolph
street, has filed suit for an absolute
divorce from James E. Cross, a police
man. residing at 2500 K street. On the
wife’s plea that her husband was about
to leave the District, Justice Hltz di
rected that Cross post a bond to stay in
Washington pending hearing cf the suit
of the wife.
The wife says she was married June
9, 1923. and separated from her hus
band December 21, 1927. She charges
cruelty. Attorneys Hawken A Havell
appear for the wife.
Officer Stops Fleeing Attack Suspect
By Accurately Hurled Nigktstick
! A night stick hurled by * patrolman
' last night struck a colored fugitive
in the back and frustrated his escape
after he Is alleged to have attacked
Mrs. Emma Arnold. 31, 314 C street,
while the woman was taking a short
cut to her home through an alley be
tween Third and Fourth street*.
Policeman Thomas D. Bacon, who
made the throw, and R. W. Terrett.
' l both of No. 6 precinct, arrestsd the
, man, was committed to a precinct
Society and General
Traffic Drive Cuts
Offenders’ Number
To Only 100 Cases
Effectiveness of Campaign
Reflected in Police
Court Trials.
The effectiveness of the recent drive
against traffic violators is borne out
by the small number of cases handled
in Traffic Court these days and by the
statements of the officers themselves.
Comparative peace and quiet reigned
in the court today, with only about
100 cases coming up before Judge John
P. McMahon. The fines the Judge
handed out were never very high ard
in many instances first offense speeders
received only a $5 fine. A few weeks
ago over 200 cases were being tried
daily in this court.
Policemen K. P. Greenlew and Ray
mond Sinclair of the Traffic Bureau,
who were perhaps the busiest men on
the force in July, reported that while
traveling on Bladensburg road this
morning at 3:30 o’clock they passed at
least 20 cars when traveling at 22 miles
an hour in .the 30-mile cone.
Head of D. C. Division Ex
plains Many Services of
As part of the safety and commu
nity betterment program of the Amer
ican Automobile Association. George E.
Keneipp, manager of the District of
Columbia division of. the A. A. A..
today explained to Rotarians just what
the civic services are that his club
is prepared to render to all of the
citizens of Washington* motorists and
pedestrians, members and non-members
: alike.
“The time is passed when motor
i clubs can properly content themselves
| with rendering only those services
I which relate purely to automobiles and
! confining their activities solely to their
| members." said Keneipp. "What, the
I division ip trying to do is to work j
toward a vision of a greater 1 , safer and •
happier Washington, and it is trying j
to play its part in community bet- i
ferment just as a worthwhile public
spirited citizen would do. It is our
feeling that we. as an association, can
do what our members as individuals
can not do, and that when we per
form a civic service we are acting for
all of our membership. m
To Start Safety Work.
"In a short time now our safety work
among the schools of the city will start
again. Last year by our schoolboy
patrol, which had a personnel of over
1,500; by our safety lesson sheets sent
to all the graded schools of the city; by
our monthly safety posters, also supplied
to all schools, and by our mass meetings
and demonstrations we, through the
authority of the 'Board of Education, s
were able to reach over 60.000 children
with lessons of safety.
Cites Service Efforts.
"Our glass patrol service, which goes
anywhere in the city on call from any
! one to clean up broken glass from the
streets; our highway patrol car. con
stantly moving around to render free
first-aid of nearly any nature to all
in Washington: our hit-and-run award
of JIOO to any one who succeeds in
bringing to Justice one of those coward
ly criminals who has left his helpless
victim maimed or dying; our efforts
in connection with the Federal auto
excise tax; our struggles against the
Virginia half fee system; cur warfare
on the "speed-trap” evil; our sponsor
ship and fight for the safety respons
ibility bill, which will, when generally
adopted, do much to remove the irre
sponsible driver from the streets —all
these are instances of what I mean by
services for civic betterment.
"Os course, we perform numerous
services for our members alone <ls per
cent of whom are women > and this is [
but natural—were it not so we would j
not long exist. 1 am not going to bore '
you with a recital of our 40.000 annual
emergency calls, of the 300 tours plan- J
ned daily in our touring bureau, of our ■
circulating library, of the 800 private
cars we shipped abroad this year for j
members, of. our theater and airline;
ticket bureau. Perhaps you do not know
that we plan fishing and hunting trips
and stock' streams for members. ■ •
Fights for Uniform Code.
"What I want to show you though is
that our fight for uniform traffic legis
lation. which bears the indorsement of
President Hoover, and which of late
has stressed the left-hand turn, is but
one of our numerous and diverse activ
ities They run the whole gamut of
human existence.
"It was not so long ago that the
wife of a member phoned one night at,
about 10 o'clock so say a policeman
was at the door with a warrant for
her arrest on a manslaughter charge,
that her husband tvas out of the city
and she alone with a small child. Our
attorney went at once, arranged her
bail and the next day attended the
coroner’s hearing, where the woman
was cleared since the accident was
clearly not her fault. But a few nights
later in came a call from the wife of
another member. She had just reached
home with a very sick baby; It was bit
ter cold and there was no coal in the
house. No coalyards were open and she
called on us for a solution. We sent
out some bags of coal from our office
building and built the fire. The mother
said this saved her child’s life. I men
tion these to show to you that life in
our office is far from a drab affair.”
Members of Turkish Aviation Group
at War Department.
The Turkish military aviation mis
sion. composed of Maj. Shefik Bey,
chief of the air section, Turkish gen
eral staff, and Capt. Forruh and Lieut.
Kiasm of the Turkish Army, who are
making an Inspection of various mil- i
ltary and naval aviation activities in
the United States, called at the War
Department this morning and paid
their respects to Secretary Good and
Gen. Summerall, chief of staff.
cell for Investigation. He furnished
his name as Horace Long of 330 Mis
souri avenue.
Mrs. Arnold said she had just i
alighted from a street car and had
entered the alley when a man leaped
from the shadows and grabbed her
about the waist. Her screams attracted
the attention of an employe of a near
by garage and the two policemen, and
the man fled when they appeared a
moment later. . ..-y.
Procession, Starting at Hth
! and Ogden Streets, Marks
Start of Convention.
Seth Richardson Will Deliver the
Opening: Address in Wilson
Normal School.
The District of Columbia Department
of the American Legion will convene in
annual convention in the Wilson Nor
mal School tonight at 8 o'clock, the
convention opening to be preceded by
an elaborate parade, starting at Four
teenth and Ogden streets at 7:15.
Headed by the United States Navy
i Band, the parade will proceed down
Fourteenth street past the reviewing
stand, to be located in front of the
Arcade Market. It will go south on
Fourtenth street to Harvard street, and
east on the latter thoroughfare to the
school, at Eleventh and Harvard streets,
where it will disband in preparation for
the formal opening of the convention.
Many Prises Offered.
Many cash prizes and loving cups are
to be awarded to the winners among
various competing units in the parade.
The list of prize awards includes;
Three prizes, for first, second and
third place, respectively, for the best
drum and bugle corps in the parade;
prize for the Legion post having the
largest delegation in the parade, one to
the Legion post having the largest dele
gation entered, in proportion to mem
bership, the post having the best uni
formed delegation in the parade, drum
and bugle corps excluded: a prize, of
fered by the Columbia Heights Business
Men's Association, for the best float in
♦he parade, and a prize to be awarded
by the Legion to the business house in
Columbia Heights having the best deco
i rated window during the parade.
In the reviewing stand will be Com
; missioner Sidney F. Taliaferro. William
• N. Morell. general convention chairman:
Maj. Georges Thenault. military attache
of the French embassy: Maj. Gen. P.
C. Harris, Col. John Thomas Taylor.
Capt. Watson B. Miller, John Lewis
Smith. Col. J. Miller Kenyon and Chief
of Police Maj. Henry G. Pratt.
Business Men Represented.
Among the units in the parade will
be a delegation representing the Co
lumbia Heights Business Men’s Asso
ciation, the hosts to the convention:
floats entered by the business men’s
association and by the 23 Legion posts,
the Grand Chef de Gare. J. O’C.
Roberto of the Forty and Eight So
ciety and his staff, the department
commander. Harlan Wood, and his staff.
; the uniformed drill team of the Eight
and Forty, six competing drum and
bugle corps, the Elks Band, membership
from the 23 Legion posts, the Ladles'
Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts. A
squadron of police will handle traffic.
The principal address at the opening
session is to be delivered by Assistant
Attorney General of the United States
Seth Richardson, who is an active
Legionnaire of North Dakota. Others
scheduled to speak tonight are Mrs. W. •
Nock, president of the American War
Mothers; Mrs. Roberts, grand chef de
gare of the Grande Volture, No. 174,
des 40 Hbmmes et 8 Chevaux; Dorothy
B. Harper, le Chapeau Departmental,
Salon Departmental. No. 14, and Mrs.
Amos A. F. Fries of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Greetings by Commanders.
Greetings also will be delivered by
the commanders of the various organi
zations and by representatives of the
Army. Navy and Marine Corps. The
Columbia Heights Business Men's As
sociation has invited the Mount Pleas-
I ant Citizens' Association, the Citizens’
i Forum of Columbia Heights, the Colum
j bia Heights Citizens’ Association, the
: Petworth Citizens’ Association, the
Parkview Citizens' Association and the
j Georgia Avenue Business Men's Asso
i ciation to participate in the welcoming
I ceremony of the Legionnaires. Each
j group is expected to have represent*-
: tives at the meeting.
Other features of the opening ses
sion will be the awarding of a number
of prizes to individual Legion members
and posts for work accomplished in
connection with Legion activities dur
ing the past year.
General convention business is sched
uled to get under way tomorrow night.,
when the committee on resolutions will
report and nomination of officers will
be held. The election will take place
Friday night.
Early indications are that there win
be a close race between Mai. L. E.
Atkins of the Costello Past.. Assistant
Engineer Commissioner of the District,
and Norman Landreau of the Cooley
McCullough Post, an attorney, and de
partment Judge advocate of the Legion.
The supporters of both predict victory.
Chesapeake Beach Railway's New
Schedule Is Announced.
Lee H. Landis, new general manager
of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Co.,
has announced a new schedule of trains
to and from the resort.
Effective immediately and continu
ing through August 23. week-day trains
will leave the District line at 9 and
11:30 a.m. and 2:30. 5:40 and 8 p.m.,
returning from the Beach at 6:35 a.m.
and 1, 2:30, 6 and 10 p.m. Saturday
trains, through September 7. will leave
District line at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and
2:30, 3:25, 5:40 and 8 p.m., returning
st 6:35 a.m. and 1. 2:30. 6. 8 and 10
p.m. Sunday trains, through August
25. will leave District line at 9:30. 10:30'
and 11:30 a.m. and 2:30. 4:45 and 8
p.m., returning at 7 a.m. and 12:30, 3,
6. 8 and 10 p.m.
Other alterations in the schedule
will become effective August 26.
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Policeman Ousted Over Debts.
For failure to pay his debts. Pvt.
W. E. Lawson of the seventh precinct
was removed from the police force
yesterday by the District Commission
ers. who upheld the findings of the
Police Trial Board.
Complaints against Lawson, covering
three record sheets, had become so
frequent that the trial board took
land Purchase Is Approved.
The District Commissioners yester
day approved the purchase of a 83.700
plot of land adjoining the proposed
stadium of McKinley High and Langley
Junior High Schools from its owners,
William J. O. and Lina Thomas. A.
residence occupies the land, which Is
situated on an alley to the rear of
the north side of R street northwest,
between First and Second streets.

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