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SCHOOL PROJECTS ENCOUNTER DELAY i AS OPENING NEARS i Students Will Not Be Given Added Accommodations Until Next February. FOUR NEW BUILDINGS READY IN SIX MONTHS One Structure May Not Be Com pleted Until September, 1930, Because of Design Changes. « Unforeseen circumstances have delayed Washington's current school building program, with the result that the pub lic schools for the first time since 1923 will reopen for the new term next month without additional accommoda tions for the normal enrollment in crement. The added congestion is expected to be temporary, however, as Municipal Architect Albert L. Harris announced today that at least four of the six new buildings under construction would be ready for occupany at the beginning of the second semester, February 1, and that only one of them, the addition to the Park View School, would not be completed until September, 1930. One Project Delayed. It had been planned to have five of the six new buildings ready for use at the beginning of the new term, but the municipal architects office has been confronted with repeated setbacks from the start of preparation of plans to the beginning of actual construction. The principal obstruction was a change in th 3 design of the elementary-type school which taxed the ingenuity of Mr. Har ris to keep the cost within the fixed ap propriation. In addition there has been the financial failure of a contractor and trouble over the condemnation of land for a street to permit necessary sewer connections. The new type elementary school de signed b£ Mr. Harris is a two-story structure which covers a larger area than the old-type three-story building and consequently costs more to erect. It is one of the evolutions of the shift in the District's educational system from the former eight-year elementary course and four-year high school course to the so-called 6-3-3 plan, under which children spend six years in the ele mentary grades, three years in the junior high school and three years in senior high school. Enrollment Make-up Changed Mr. Harris explained that the present ! six-year elementary course has brought 1 about a radical change in the enrollment; make-uo of an elementary school. The . older children of the age that were found in the seventh and eighth grades under the former system, are now in the junior high schools, and only the young er children are in the elementary schools. This condition necessitated a change In elementary school architec ture, he said, because parents com plained that their youngsters should not be required to walk to the third story of a school to attend class, on the ground that it was too great a physical strain. The new two-story school was de signed especially to overcome this ob jection. Architectually, it is far more attractive than the old three-story school, but Mr. Harris said it has in creased the cost of schoolhouse con struction, as more land is needed. Mr. Harris’ problem in developing the two-story school, therefore, is due to the fact that the appropriations for the new elementary buildings were based on estimates for schools of the three story type. The additional school facilities now tinder construction are the new eight room Powell School, the Paul Junior High School, the Ben T. Murch School, the new Adams School, the new 16-room Langdon School and the eight-room ad dition to the Burrville School. All of these buildings, Mr. Harris said, will be ready for occupancy on or before Feb ruary 1. New Projects Planned. Other school projects for which Mr. Harris is drawing plans are the new Roosevelt High School, the Alice Deal and Kingsman Junior High Schools, the 16-room addition to the Park View School, the new eight-room Bell School, a four-room addition to the Buchanan School and the gymnasium-assembly hall addition to the John Eaton School. The auditorium addition to the Takoma Park School was recently completed and will be ready for use when the school term begins next month. The Roosevelt High School and the Dpal and Kingsman Junior High Schools Mr. Harris does not expect to be ready for occupancy before February. 1931. The others, however, he said, would be completed by the beginning of the echool term in September, 1930. The new Adams School will be the largest of the group of new elementary buildings. It will contain 24 class rooms, making it the largest elementary school building in the District. School officials intend it as a replacement of the present Force and Adams Schools. TALKS ON JUGOSLAVIA. Capt. Gardon-Smith Will Give Lec ture Wednesday. An illustrated lecture on Jugoslavia Is to be given by Capt. Gordon-Smith, of the Serbian Legation, Wednesday evening at a meeting of the Spengler Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary in the garden of the home of Mrs. Jerome Lightfoot of 4551 Wisconsin avenue. A number of the Serbian diplomatic ataff are expected to be present. The program is under the direction of Mrs. May LaFrance, the Fidac chairman. It is the aim of the Fidac—the feder ated interallied legions of the World War—to become better acquainted with the national histories of associated countries. ATTACKS BLIND BROTHER. Man Gets One Tear in Jail, but Sentence la Suspended. A suspended sentence of one year in jail was the penalty imposed on Barney Connovan, 43, when he appeared before Judge Robert E. Mattingly in Police Court today, charged with assaulting his blind brother, John Connovan, 39, with whom he has lived for 35 years. His sightless brother informed the magistrate that he and his brother had lived together at their home in the 1000 block of South Capitol street for many years, but when intoxicated Barney had struck him with a stick. The defendant denied the charge. Not wishing to leave the blind man without assistance, the magistrate suspended ■ .. .:*v • • • * * r X 'ftcT-.-'t'-'-• •* • if : ‘.*£s* 1: •> » ' \ y\ Killed by Truck Z*’ X;X : . w ' ' / • , • 4 ■' •• - \ % l ALICE RAFFO. ; MORE 'GOLD’ FOUND 1 IN MAGRUDER HOME ) _ l ! | Uncounted Sum in Old Cur | rency Is Recovered, Swell- I ing Total Past $3,000. , Resuming the treasure hunt began last week, official searchers after the ' hoarded savings of Miss Blanche Ma -1 gruder. aged Georgetown spintress, to day were meeting with continued suc -1! cess in their strange quest for hidden I wealth. I This morning, uncounted sums of l money in old currency and coins were : dug out of piles of old rags and other j rubbish scattered about the second story of the crumbling frame home on I Thirty-fifth street, of the eccentric octogenarian Inmate of the District poor farm. Two unexplored bedrooms, in a state I of indescribable disarray, were to be ■ entered bv the •‘prospectors” during the 1 day in the belief that other sums may I be secreted there. Approximately $3,- 000 already has been recovered from the “mystery” house by the searchers, in cluding "Mrs. Marie Clark, a niece of Miss Magruder. and W. B. Wright, receivers appointed by the courts, and A. K. Shipe, attorney for Mrs. Clark, and Mrs. R. L. Lamb, another relative of Miss Magruder. Aided by a force of workmen and assisted by a police guard from the j seventh precinct, the investigators are i rummaging through every article of ! clothing, furniture and furnishings that ! might be the hiding place of Miss Ma ! gruder's unestimated fortune. Nothing ' is overlooked, as most of the monev has been found in rusty cans, rag bundles and other peculiar caches. When the search is completed a re port will be made to the court. Miss Magruder is in a bedridden condition at the District Home for the Aged. Y. M. H. A. DELEGATES FOR D. C. ARE NAMED Annual Convention Is Scheduled to Open in Baltimore on September 1. Delegates were appointed today to the annual convention of the Middle Atlan tic States Federation of Y. M. H. A.’s, to be held in Baltimore September 1 and 2. Those who will represent the local Y. M. and Y. W. H. A. and the Jewish Community Center include: Burnett Si man, Maurice Bisgyer, Morris Cafritz, Joseph A. Wilner, Fred S. Gichner. Max Aronson, Albert ShefTerman. Dr. Joseph Norman, Paul F. Streett, Moses Offen berg, Louis E. Spiegler, Dr. Louis J. Schwefel, Harry Viner. Paul Himelfarb, Morris Garfinkle, Morris Gewriz, David Wiener, Joseph B. Shapiro, George G. Cohen, Isaac Wolf, Morris Lenkln. Sam uel Lenkin, I. Lesser, Louis 1. Goldberg, Edward Rosenbluir, Mrs. P. F. Streett, Mrs. E. Rosenblum, Mrs. B. Simon, Mrs. M. OlTenberg. Mrs. H. Hollander, Min nie Hufct, Ann Zeiler and HUda Levy. A large delegation of members of the three organizations also will attend the sessions in an unofficial capacity. This is the fifteenth annual conven tion of the federation and delegates will attend from Washington, Balti more, Richmond, Norfolk and Newport N6WR. The feature of the annual conclave will be the oratorical contest to be held at the Baltimore Y. M. H. A. Building Sunday evening. Washington will be represented by Benjamin Hinden, who participated in the National Oratorical Contest held here last year. BULLET IS REMOVED FROM WOMAN’S HEAD Mrs. Haag’s Chances for Recovery Are Heightened by Success ful Probe. Passing what her doctors termed, “a very good night,” Mrs. Irene Haag, 23, 1 alleged to have been shot Friday night ’ by her estranged husband, Augustus [ Haag, today was reported in fair con dition at Casualty Hospital. r Successful removal of the bullet from . the center of her forehead by surgeons . at the hospital has greatly heightened the young mother's chance for recovery. . the doctors say. Thomas Taylor, friend of Mrs. Haag, wounded when Mrs. Haag ' was shot, is reported improving also. Haag is being held by police at the : ninth precinct, pending the recovery I of Mrs. Haag and Taylor. ' REPUBLICANS TO HONOR MEMORY OF TOWNSEND • j League of State Clubs Will Meet Tomorrow ( Wight to Pay Memory Tribute. i t There will be a meeting of the League , of Republican State Clubs of the Dls - trlct of Columbia tomorrow night at s the headquarters of the Republican s State committee, seventh floor, 1331 G > street northwest, for the purpose of honoring the memory of late T. Lincoln t Townsend and to sleet a treasurer of l the league to succeed him. ) The meeting has been called by E. r C. Snyder. United States Marshal of the 1 District, president of the league, who will deliver the principal eulogy. Mr. t Townsend had been a member of the t league for 25 years and Its president 1 for several terms and for the past 10 , years ite treasurer, ± W SOIIDAT WII7I, Mmol, I GIRL HIT BY TRUCK DIES, RAISING TOLL FOR WEEK END TOO Man, 62, Is Other Capital Victim —Four Are Killed in Maryland. COLORED DRIVER IS HELD IN PEDESTRIAN’S DEATH Son and Father Die on Way to Hospital After Crash Near, Home at Curtis Bay. With the death of a 4-year-old girl in Sibley Hospital early today, the total of week end traffic fatalities was raised to six, two in the District and four in nearby Maryland. Four persons were injured in Washington and two In Maryland. The child. Alice Raffo, died from a fractured skull shortly after 3 o’clock this morning. She was struck by a motor truck Saturday when she ran across the street in front of her home at 829 Third street northeast. Th* truck driver, Lewis Harris, 1014 Third street northeast, has been ordered to appear at a.. Inquest today. The other Washington victim was John W. Wiltshire, 62 years old. of 1367 East Capitol street. He was killed yes terday afternoon when run down by an automobile while crossing Water street at Fifteenth. Daughter Identifies Body. The body remained unidentified over night at the morgue. ThLs morning Miss Pearl Wiltshire, after viewing the bodv. told police it was her father. He had been employed as a carpenter at St. Elizabeths Hospital. 1 Lawrence Proctor, colored, of 1419 South Capitol street, was taken into j 1 custody by fourth precinct police as driver of the car. He is to appear at the inquest. After the accident. Proctor drove the injured man to Emergency Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Proctor told police he was driving at! a moderate speed, and that Wiltshire started across the street, became con fused and ran back in front of his car. He was not able to stop in time to avoid striking the man, he said. Junius Clark, jr.. 20 years old. and his father. 40 years old. died en route to the South Baltimore General Hos pital after their car had left the high way and overturned several times near ■ their home at Curtis Bay, Md. Accord ing to State Policeman C. C. Serman of the Laurel substation, the Baltimore city authorities will hold an Inquest today. One I* Dead in Curve Crash. In an accident of a similar nature at Mechanicsville, Md.. Sidney R. Richards. 19 years old, of Camp Springs, Md., i was killed. C. S. Cox of Mechanicsville. ! a companion, escaped with minor in- ; juries. State Policeman C. Dllllnger re- i ported the machine upset on a curve, j No inquest was deemed necessary. Delmar Brooks, colored, died at the , Annapolis Hospital after a truck in I j which he was riding overturned at! ; Shady Side. State police said John j i Crandall, owner of the truck, escaped without serious injury. Two sisters were bruised slightly and shaken last night about 10 o’clock, when the automobile In which they were rid ing overturned in a collision at V and Sixteenth streets. They were Ruth Carlson, 35. driver of the car. and Vivian Carlson, 21, both of 1929 Calvert street. They were given first aid at the office of a doctor nearby and returned to their homes. The other machine was operated by Charles A. Schmidt of 74 W street. Girl and Woman Bruised. Mary Slannary, 11. and Mary Leesnis ter, 56. both of 3920 Thirteenth street northeast, were slightly cut and bruised yesterday afternoon when the automo bile in which they were passengers was in a collision at Four-and-a-Haif and G streets southwest. They were re moved to Emergency Hospital in a pass ing automobile, given first aid and dis charged. The machine in which they were rid ing was operated by Henry Leesnister, of the same address, while the second automobile was being driven by Marga ret Henderson of 455 N street southwest. BASE BALL GAMES MARKED BY SEVERE ACCIDENTS Pitcher in Contest Fractures Arm. Small Boy Spectator Hit in Ribs by Ball. A ball pitcher and a spectator were treated at Casualty Hospital for In juries sustained at two different base ball games yesterday. The pitcher, James Bell, 22, of the 200 block of Vamum street, was the victim of an unusual accident when he fractured his right arm while making a delivery to a batter in a game at Galesvllle. Md. Using Improvised splints of barrel staves, Dr. Joseph Rogers and Dr. J. Rogers Young of Casualty Hospital, who were spectators at the game, set the bone and later brought the injured man to the local hospital. Bell was pitching for the Petworth- York team. .. ~ Earle Payne, colored, 6 years old, of 4100 block Benning. road northeast, was taken to the hospital after being struck on the chest by a ball while watching a game near his home. The boy was treated for • possible fractures to the left ribs. NOTED HICKEY MANSION IS DESTROYED BY FIRE Landmark on Bladensburg Road Believed to Have Been Set Set Ablaae by Trampa. “Hickey’s Mansion,” a landmark .at Bladensburg ipad and Hickey’s lane northeast, was virtually demolished by flames this looming, which were at tributed to tramps from the nearby railroad. The home had been unin habited for several years past. When firemen arrived the dwelling, located on a small knoll well beck from Bladensburg rowd, was a mass of flames. They were unable to bring the blase under control before It had gutted the hoCTse, leaving only the walls standing. The house, of 2-story brick construc tion, was a farm homestead when the surrounding countryside was under cul tlVNumbers 10 and 26 engine companies and No. 13 truck company responded under command of Ernest Howard, chief of the 3d batallion. The Are was thought to have started in the upper [floors of the building. ' •***••« ft v. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1929. ** RECENT SHOOTING STAYS WRIT I HEARING FOR HOSPITAL PATIENT Justice Wheat Continues Habeas Corpus Case for Release of Man Declared by Doctors to Be a Menace to Society. Declaring that in view of a recent shooting affair it appeared Inopportune to have a hearing about the release of persons from St. Elizabeth’s, Justice Alfred A. Wheat today continued until the October term a hearing on a peti tion In habeas corpus brought by John A. Savage as next friend of Clarence M. Brummett for the latter’s release. Dr. William A. White, superintendent of the hospital, recently filed an answer to the rule. In which he declared he was unable to bring the patient into court without using force and violence. BEAN TO SUE U. S. FOR CAR DAMAGES 1 Claims May Be Filed Against Treasury, Attorney of Auto Owner Is Told. The Prohibition Bureau ha* advised Herbert Grossman, attorney for James E. Bean, 22, of Forestville, Md , whose automobile was fired upon in a chase by revenue agents on August 0. that claims for damages may be filed against the Treasury Department. James J. Britt, chief counsel of the prohibition unit, has requested that a full report of the pursuit and firing of shots be forwarded to him and, he said today, an investigation would be made as in all similar cases. Grossman made it known today that while he does not intend to seek per -1 sonai damages at present he proposes | to file claim for property damages and ! expects to forward papers for the claim to Britt within a few days. On behalf of Bean. Grossman con tends that the pursuit, collision and the firing of shots constituted assault and battery on the part of the revenue agents. Under the law the Treasury I Department is authorised to pay prop- I erty damages caused by agents acting within scope of their authority if such damages arc proved. The Prohibition Bureau has declined to divulge the identity of the agents who figured in the collision, but the presumption is that they were men in , the Washington administration district. ; Bean and Ralph Simpson, a friend, were chased by agents on the Largo (pike near Hyattsville. Md., and, after several shots were fired, a collision occurred between Bean's car and that of the agents and bean's car was over turned. The agents found no liquor in the car. POLICEMAN FACES TRIAL IN SHOOTING • i Colored Officer Wound* Driver of C«r in Dispute Over Right of Way. Pvt. Leonard J. Thomas, colored, of the eighth precinct, will be cited before the police trial board as the result of the shooting of John R. Robinson, 27, colored, of 910 Twenty-seventh street, early Sunday morning. According to a report of the affair by Inspector Albert J. Headley, the two men, each driving an automobile, had an argument as to the right of way at Fourteenth and T streets. Thomas claimed that Robinson swore at him ; and advanced on him threateningly, j whereupon Thomas, fearing the man had a gun, fired a shot at him with his service revolver. Robinson was taken by Thomas to Emergency Hos pital. where he was treated and released to his home. His injuries are said to have been not serious. The bullets entered near the left hip. According to Robinson's version of the affair, he did not use the language claimed by Thomas and Thomas was the attacker throughout. Thomas was suspended from duty and Robinson was charged with assault. SANDERS SURRENDERS; OUT UNDER $5,000 BOND Arrest Leaves Only One of Twelve Said to Be Involved In Glass man Case At'Large. Wanted by police for conspiracy to violate the prohibition laws in connec tion with the Hubert Glassman case, Julius Sanders surrendered this morning to United States Deputy Marshal John J. Clarkson and Sergt. George M. Little. Sanders walked into the office of Mil ton 8. Krqnheim. professional bonds man, at 10 o’clock this morning and a few minutes later gave himself up to the officers. He was taken before United States Commissioner Needham C. Turnage and released under $5,000 bond to appear for a hearing before the com missioner. September 5. With the arrest of Sanders, only one of the 12 men said by police to be in volved in the case is still at large. They say he is Robert C. Jones. TRADE PROMOTION AGENT IS ASSIGNED TO NEW POST Commerce Department Transfers J. B. Richards from Winnipeg, Canada, to Bombay. By the Associated Press. The Department of Commerce today announced transfer of J. Bartlett Rich ards of Washington, D. C., formerly in charge of the Winnipeg, Canada, trade promotion office of the Bureau of For eign and Domestic Commerce, to trade commissioner at Bombay, India. Richards received his early education in the public schools of Washington, D. C. He was graduated from Harvard in 1920. He served in the United States Army In France and Germany from December. 1917, to April, 1919. After the armistice he was connected with New York banks until July, 1926, when he was appointed assistant trade com missioner to Ottawa, Canada. He was placed in charge of the new Toronto office November 1, 1926. He was ap pointed trade commissioner at Toronto in 1928, and on July 1 of that year was placed in charge of the Winnipeg office. i , 15 Are Drowned in’Bulgaria. SOFIA, Bulgaria, August 26 HP).— Fifteen persons were drowned in floods which submerged a greater part of the Radomir district last night. A terrific cloudburst oausaA Um overflow. >/' ~ 3 *' % 1 rT* i^T 1 'I "•'*iff' ... Brummett, according to the physician, had declared that Savage had no right to bring the proceeding In his name, and had announced his intention not to go to court voluntarily. The necessary force to bring the patient, Dr. White averred, would be dangerous both to his physical and mental well-being. The doctor said Brummett is of unsound mind, and if set at liberty would be a menace to himself and to society. Assistant United States Attorney Wil liam A. Gallagher appeared for the hos pital superintendent. PATRONAGE BOARD PROBES OIL FRAUDS Fred W. Strang Testifies in Texas Receivership—Tells of $2,000 Gift. By the Associated Press. Charges of fraud in receivership pro ceedings against Texas oil companies were laid before the Senate patronage committee today by Fred W. Strang of Fort Worth, Tex., upon the committee’s resumption of Its Investigation of Fed eral appointments in Southern States. Strang said he had known of many such cases and had been indicted in one himself. He told the committee that "some men were arrested and thrown into receiverships and fined,” while "others were not.” "Ninety per cent of oil frauds fines were not paid,” Strang said. "Whv not?” asked Senator McKellar, Democrat, Tennessee. Into Politiral Hands. "I can't tell.” the witness answered, "but eventually the properties wind up j in the hands of politicians." One affidavit, Strang said, was, "typical of all the cases.” It was signed by G. P. Edgell, whom Strang ! described as a "former Fort Worth oil I man connected with the Republican! machine, but now on the outer edge of the circle.” The affidavit was ordered into the record by McKellar. It said that Edgell : gave $2,000 to Col. W. E. Talbot of Dallas in behalf of Owen A. Wood, an oil man. who. Edgell said, told him to "give it to Talbot to buy a new sedan." Talbot. Strang testified, was a “polit ical consort of R. B. Creager." The latter is chairman of the Republican national committee for Texas. To Aid Wood. Talbot. Strang continued, was to In-1 i terrede with Col. William J. Donovan. | who was then assistant to the Attorney j General, in an attempt to prevent proceedings against Wood. "Does Talbot hold any public office?" j McKellar asked. I “No." replied the witness, “but, I be- | lleve he will If It can be arranged.” j Wood, however. Strang went, on, was; convicted and set to the penitentiary, i "Talbot's brother-in-law." he con-1 1 tinued. "was put. in charge of the j I property which was worth upwards of I a million.” Strang charged that "so-called pros ecutions against oil men were carried to the point of conviction and that then their properties disappeared.” "I hold no brief for the oil promoter.” he said, "but something Is radically wrong In Texas.” He added that through the "manipu lations of politicians and lawyers.” It cost $292,805.61 to collect a claim for $316,311.31 of one oil company against i the Interior Department. SEEKS TO ENJOIN CHANGE IN ASSETS OF COMPANY President of Building and Heating Corporation Sues Simon S. Freedman and Others. Suit for Injunction was filed today in the District Supreme Court by Wil liam H. Smith, president of the Con solldated Building & Heating Co.. 1814 , Newton street, against Simon S. Freed man, his wife, Selma Freedman, and Isaac J. Freedman, his brother, 911 Seventh street. Smith seeks to enjoin the defendants from changing the status of the assets of the Penn Im- ! provement tz Electric Co., Inc., which, j he claims, was formed by the Freed man brothers to prevent him from col lecting a judgment for SI,OOO awarded him against Simon Freedman in the Municipal Court. He also seeks to set aside a transfer of 49 shares of the stock from Simon Freedman to his wife, Selma Freedman. Justice Wheat sign ed a temporary restraining order at the request of Attorney Abner Slegal, l representing the plaintiff. TYSON IS EULOGIZED BY SENATOR M’KELLAR The career of Senator Tyson, Demo crat of Tennessee, who died Saturday, was eulogized in the Senate today by his colleague. Senator McKeller, Demo crat of the same State. After adopting resolutions expressing its regret over the death of Senator Tyson, the Sen ate adjourned as a further mark of respect until Wednesday. Senator McKellar said that Senator Tyson was not only a great statesman but a great general as well and recalled that the troops led by Gen. Tyson dur ing the World War. were among the first to cross the Hlndenburg line. Vice President Curtis appointed the following members to attend the funeral: Senators McKellar of Tennes see, Robinson of Arkansas. Watson of Indiana, Overman of North Carolina, Moses of New Hampshire, Fletcher of Florida, Reed of Pennsylvania, King of Utah, Goff of West Virginia, Thomas of Idaho, Harris of Georgia. Sackett of Kentucky, Glass of Virginia, Heflin of Alabama, Stephens of Mississippi and Biease of South Carolina. DIES AT AGE OF 65. Somervell Marbury Expires Fol lowing a Long Illnest! Somervell Marbury, 1517 Thirty-first street, a clerk with the R. L. Polk Directory Co. for many years, died at his residence yesterday, following an illness of several months. Mr. Marbury, a native of the city, was 65 years old. He is survived by two sisters. Miss Mary Marbury and Mrs. Henry Stephenson, both of Washing ton, and a brother, William Marbury, also of this city. Funeral services will be held at Oak Hill Chanel tomorrow morning at 11 •’docJu Interment will be private. • -If. i ■ '•'*• . ■* * • RULES ON GUIDES AMENDED TO DAN STREET ACTIVITIES Soliciting Trade Made Unlaw ful When It Interferes With Traffic HEADS OF DISTRICT ACT IN INTEREST OF SAFETY Distributors of Store and Hotel Handbills Curbed in New Regulations. The District Commissioners, acting in the interest of public safety and of harassed tourists, today struck a poig nant blow at Washington's so-called guide and handbill "nuisance.” They amended the police regulations so as to make It unlawful for city guides or distributors of store or hotel hand bills to solicit trade in such away as to interfere with motor or pedestrian traffic. The amendment is aimed primarily at over-zealous guides who have aroused criticism by halting visiting motorists in front of the White House and near the Capitol by stepping into the street and calling or motioning for the strangers : to employ them; and at agents who toss bundles of advertising circulars into cars of apparent visitors. Crashes Laid to Practice. Several accidents are said to have re sulted from these practices, and some visitors have expressed much indigna tion to municipal and automobile asso ciation officials. The complaint also has been made that the offending | guides, many of them in uniform, have been mistaken for police officers by motorists unacquainted with the habili ments of local policemen, j The amendment reads as follows: "No | person shall In the District of Colum ! bla. In any street or highway, or upon | any sidewalk or footway, engage in ob- I structlng the passage along any of the j said streets or highways, or upon any of the said sidewalks or footways, by I catching hold of or soliciting any prr- I son. or in any way interfering with ! their free passage along any of the said streets, highways, sidewalks, or foot ways for the purpose of Inducing or compelling them to buy any article or thing from any store or stand, or to patronize any hotel, inn. boarding house or place of entertainment or amusement, or soliciting employment as public guide, under section 4 or article 3 of the Police Regulations of the District of Columbia, or as chauffeur and guide under such section.” GUARD UNITS RETURN j FROM CAMP RITCHIE: j | District Engineers and Infantry -1 men Conclude Annual Two- Week Training Period. The Engineer and Infantry units of; the District National Guard returned I to Washington yesterday afternoon from their two-week training period at Camp Albert C. Ritchie, Cascade, Md. The 121st Engineers marched from the Union Station to their armory at i North Capitol and D street. There the i companies were lined up and the men and officers paid and officially relieved from duty. This morning the camp equipment, conveyed from the railroad I station in trucks, was unloaded and j stored away in the armory. Company A, 372 d Infantrymen, also 1 paraded from the station to their armory, where they drew their pay. Immediately after breakfast yester day morning the work of breaking camp began. Tents were struck and stored in warehouses on the military reserva tion. and then every man was put to work policing the area. An hour before the time for departure their baggage had been loaded aboard the train. -- ■ ■ • ! CITATIONS FOR BRAVERY > AWARDED WAR HEROES; ! L ; Oscar E. Martin of Washington : j One of Three Honored With Distinguished Cross. Distinguished Cross citations for ex traordinary heroism in actions in France during the World War have been award ed Oscar E. Martin of 3647 Sixteenth street, this city, and to Martin J. Paauwe of Grand Rapids. Mich., and posthumously to Albert F. Cleary of Gloucester, Va., who was killed near St. Kilaire-au-Temple. France, while keep ing his exposed poet during a severe aerial bombardment. Cleary was serv ing as a private in the 117th Train Headquarters, 42d Division. His medal will be given to his mother, Mrs. Viola Netherton of Omaha. Nebr. Martin was born at Pipers Gap, Va., and was a resident of this city when he enlisted at the outbreak of the war as a private in the 55th Company, sth Regiment, U. S. Marine Corps, 2d Di vision, A. E. F. According to the cita tion in his case. Pvt. Martin, while act ing as company runner in the action near Bols-de-Belleau, France, June 7, 1918, "showed great bravery and devo tion to duty, repeatedly carrying mes sages under intense machine gun and artillery fire,” and, “although himself severely wounded. Pvt. Martin assisted his wounded company commander to a place of safety while under Intense enemy fire, thereby setting a splendid example to the men of his organization." WOMAN TAKEN TO COURT AFTER HER 71 ST ARREST Term of One Year Is Imposed After Conviction on Two Charges of Assault. Mary Queen, colored, 2600 block of Bowen road southeast, whose contact with police has cost her a slight fortune and innumerable stays in jail, appeared in Police Court today to stand trial fol lowing her seventy-first arrest. Charg ed with two cases of assault, she was committed to Jail, when convicted by Judge Robert E. Mattingly, for one year. Since her first experience with police In 1905, the woman has been forced to pay penalties ranging from $1 to 90 days in jail. Her sentence today was imposed fol lowing the testimony of Charles Simms and his mother Elizabeth, both colored, with whom the woman lives, that she cut them with a knife during an alter caticaf at their home last night. s Society and General Milk Thief May Get Out of Prison if He Reveals Pals’ Names Sentenced to serve one year in jail for the larceny of 12 quarts of milk when he appeared before Judge Robert E. Mattingly in Police Court today, Claude M. Shaw of Capital Heights. Md„ may escape the penalty if he re veals the names of his two ac complices. Policeman P. O. Pilkerton of the fifth precinct, accompanied by Norman Brown and William Pletcher, employes of Simpson Dairy, observed Shaw and two other men halt their automobile in front of a grocery store at Fourteenth and K streets south east last night. Shaw and one man alighted and the former seized 12 quarts of milk. His companion took 12 pints, which he broke when he observed the policeman. He and the driver of the car escaped. Following im position of sentence. Judge Mat tingly Informed Shaw he would release him if he disclosed the names of the men who escaped. GALLINGER PROBE WILL BE PUBLIC Hearings»to Convene Tomor row, With Dr. Bocock as First Witness. Hearings to be held in the investiga tion of the administration of Gallinger I Hospital will be public, it was an | nounced by W. W. Millan, acting chair j man of the Board of Public Welfare, to day. The hearings will start at 10 am. ! tomorrow, in the board room of the | District Building, with Dr. Edgar Bo- - cock, superintendent of the hospital, as j the first witness Later the hearings will be adjourned j at the hospital, so that statements can be taken from practically every mem- j ber of the hospital staff without incon veniencing the hospital by absence of its employes After these statements ! are taken, the hearings will come back j to the District Building. Invites Criticism. Mr. Millan said that a blanket in- j vitation would be issued to everybody who wished to offer any criticism of the hospital’s management to come to the hearings. Whether a special invitation will be sent to Judge Kathryn Sellers of the Juvenile Court, whose charges in the newpapers started the investi gation, had not yet been determined by the committee in charge of the in vestigation today. The committee con sists of Mr. Millan, charimans; Dr. George M. Kober, Mrs. Hugh S. Cum ming and Dr. J. J. Crosson. This afternoon will be spent by the committee in completing its Inspection of the plant at the hospital. After the completion of the investigation the com- i ■nittee will submit a written report of ( its findings to the District Commis- j sioners. A stenographic transcript of I the hearings will be included as part j of this report. Mr. Millan said it was the wish of j the committee to make the investigation ; as thorough as possible. No fact will, be ignored, whether favorable or un-1 favorable to the hospital. BIDS IN FOR CONTINUING MEMORIAL BRIDGE WORK Proposals to Be Opened Wednesday for Constructing Parkway Ap proach and Water Gate. Bids will be opened Wednesday morning for the construction of the parkway approach, the plaza and the superstructure of the water gate at the Washington end of the Arlington Me morial Bridge. This work represents another important step toward comple tion of the bridge project and will cost in the neighborhood of $400,000 or | $500,000. According to Maj. J. C. Mehaffey. ' engineer officer in charge of the bridge, the parkway approach will start from the end of B strc . and rise gradually toward the bridge plaza. The approach will be about 1,000 feet in length, with granite walls along its sides. Bids also were called for today by Maj. Mehaffey, to be opened Septem ber 17, for additional work on the Me ridian Hill Park project, north of W street between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets. The contract to be awarded next month will call for a part of the high retaining wall for the grand ter race at the south end of the upper level j of the parkway. JOYCE IS RECOVERING FROM BULLET WOUND Police Hunt Man Who Shot Cap ital Attorney at Home, in Aurora Heights. The condition of Charles.N. Joyce, Washington lawyer who was shot Fri day at his home in Aurora Heights, Va., was reported as greatly Improved at Emergency Hospital today. Joyce, said hospital officials, is rally ing well from the effects of his wound. Police of the District and of Mary land and Virginia are continuing to comb the city and the countryside for James A. Wood, former inmate of St, Elizabeth’s Hospital and a roomer at the Joyce home. He was seen running from the yard after the shooting. USES CRANK HANDLE TO SETTLE ARGUMENT Colored Man la Wanted by Police ' for Assault—Victim’s Scalp Is Lacerated. Earl Kennedy, 26, of Edmonston. Md.. was treated for a scalp wound at Georgetown Hospital last night as a result of being struck on the head by a crank handle during an argument with a colored motorist, which followed a minor traffic acident at Thirty-fifth and Q streets. Police of No. 7 precinct are looking for the latter man on a charge of assault. Kennedy, who was treated and later sent to his home, said he was driving with his wife when his machine brushed that of the colored man. Both of them got out to investigate and Kennedy was hit during the argument which follow ed, he told police. Hiss Hannan Is Elected. Miss Mary L. Hannan. 1601 Seven teenth street, was named treasurer of the Kappa Gamma FI. National Honor Society of the Catholic Women’s Col lege. at the first annual congress held at Seton Hill College, Greens burg, Pa. PAGE 17 SINCLAIR PAROLE ACTION IS LIKELY TO BE SPEEDED UP Justice Department Indicates Steps Will Be Taken to Hurry Decision. OIL MAGNATE CLAIMS HE HAS LOST WEIGHT Maj. Peak Declines to Divulge His Eeport on Plea, Made to Attorney General. It was said at the Department of Jus tice today that if the preliminary in vestigation of Harry F. Sinclair's ap plication for parole indicated that it might be approved, steps would be taken | to hurry action. This opinion was expressed as apply ing to the general subject of parole cases, but steps already have been taken which indicate that in the oil man's case the red tape route from the time of application to either approval or re jection will be shortened as much as possible. Sinclair's sentence would expire be fore Thanksgiving In the ordinary course of events, allowing five days off each month for good behavior. The usual time of two months for a parole case to be finally acted upon would operate in Sinclair’s case to give him no relief, even if it were approved. Peake Makes Report. The Justice Department's attitude toward speeding up such cases grew out of cases where paroles were granted j finally but delivered to penitentaries I after the prisoner concerned had been I released. Especially in cases where i sickness of the prisoner is made the i basis for the application, and the date : of expiration of sentence makes action seemingly advisable at an earlier date ! than ordinarily would be the case, steps are taken to bring about final action as I hastily as possible. I Sinclair, who claims through his ar i torney that he has lost considerable | weight since his incarceration on May 1 6. last, has submitted to a physical ex- I amination since his application for pa role was filed, and it developed today that Maj. William L. Peake has embod ied the showing of that examination in a report he has made confidentially to the Attorney General. Declining to divulge the nature of his report. Maj. Peake said today that while Sinclair was not sick and not in bed he knew of no reason why the application for parole should be denied. Meanwhile, the parole application on behalf of Sinclair was before Justice Frederick I. Siddons. who presided over the District Supreme Court trial which convicted Sinclair. Neither Bares Attitude. Justice Peyton Gordon, who as j United States attorney, conducted the I case against Sinclair, also has the j parole application before him. Thus | far their recommendations have not , been made known, but in the case of ; Justice Siddons, the papers were sent , to hLx vacation retreat in order that ! action might be taken before the end of his vacation period. The recommendations of Justices Sid dons and Gordon will be made to United States Attorney Leo A. Rover and for warded with Rover's recommendation to the pardon attorney. The pardon attorney's opinion on the case would, in turn, be embodied in a recommendation to the Attorney Gen eral, and, following the Attorney Gen eral's investigation, the case would be presented to the President for action. The long drawn out procedure has operated to the disadvantage of pris oners from time to time, it was said at the department today, and the depart ment's wish to avoid such situations as much as possible would account for any speeding up accomplished in Sinclair’s case, it was said. Presumably, the same attention will be given to the applica tion of H. Mason Day, Sinclair's right | hand man in the oil business, who was I convicted with his superior on charges of Jury tampering. CRASH CASE CONTINUED TO GET MORE WITNESSES Accused Man Denies He Was Operator of Car Which Hit Legislator's Machine. Sidney Davis, colored, of Shepherd ! road northeast, accused of being the op erator of the machine which collided with the parked automobile of Repre sentative Arthur M. Free of California Saturday, was granted a continuance to secure corroboration of his testimony when he appeared before Judge John P. McMahon in Tgftfllc Court today. Charges of leaving after colliding and driving without a permit are lodged against Davis. Testimony revealro that the automobile which collided with Mr. Free's machine had failed to halt. Three witnesses testified they secured th. license numbers of the fleeing ma chine and an investigation disclosed the owner. Arrested by Policeman C. E. Musselman, Davis is said to have been identified by a witness as being the operator. The continuance was granted as Da vis alleged he was not operating the automobile at the time of the accident and wished to secure other witnesses. MRS. STERN MAY LIVE. Woman Who Leaped From Fourth Floor Yet is Critical. Both legs broken and her back badly injured as the result of a leap from a fourth-floor apartment at Cathedral Mansions. 3100 Connecticut avenue, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Gladys Stern, 25, reported a sufferer from religious psychosis, today was reported resting "comfortably” at Emergency Hospital. Mrs. Stem’s condition, however, the Emergency doctors say, Ls critical, and if she recovers she probably will be a cripple for life. ASKS $25,000 DAMAGES. Elizabeth A. Higgins Sues Garage Company, Alleging Injuries. Suit to recover $25,000 damages has been filed in the District Supreme Court by Elizabeth A. Higgins, a school teacher, of 1735 New Hampshire avenue, against the Gish Garage. Inc., and Leslie A. Fendall, sn employe of the company, for alleged personal injuries. She says she was crossing at Eighteenth and U streets, March 8, when an auto mobile of the defendant company struck her and ran over her Inflicting perma nent Injury. She is represented bjr At torney Lewis H. Barnes.