This Pending Gravelly Point
A temporary aviation field which
could be used as a principal airport for
Washington during a gradual develop
ment of Gravelly Point is proposed by
the National Capital Park and Planning
Commission as a solution of the airport
The commission, which has completed
ft study for a system of airports for
Kashlngton and Its environs, suggests
at the temporary field later be used
as an auxiliary or emergency field. The
results of the study, a part of the an
nual report, are now before President
The comm‘ssion studied the possi
bilities of 48 fields and the report lists a
second ring of emergency landing fields
around the central airport. In this are
included all present landing fields, the
golf course in Potomac Park, and a site
near the proposed Mount Vernon Me
morial Highway, now in process of con
Adequate Airport Vital.
Pointing to the lack of an adequate
airport here, the Commission says, “per
haps such a field in Government owner
ship is nowhere more needed."
“From his study there has been de
veloped a primary plan showing possi
ble central airports, emergency, auxili
ary and intermediate landing fields in
relation to the primary air routes'to
other important cities or fields, the re
port says. The locations for fields are
suggestive of the kind of system for
air facilities which the commission has
"1. For the central airport, sites at
Gravelly Point for commercial use. and
at Bolling Field extended for military
use, are shown on the plan.
“2. Emergency landing fields on
lands held either exclusively for fly
ing or on properties the use of which
* can be accommodated to emergency
landings. Such landing places should
be within gliding distance of the princi
pal port and can be provided on the
golf course at East Potomac Park, in
Anacostia Park in front of the field
house in section C and north of
the proposed stadium site on the Wash
ington side. The present airports at
the South End of the Highway Bridge,
should also be kept in mind. and. if
possible, preserved for their use. When
the bay at the mouth of Oxon Run
below Blue Plains is filled, as proposed
by the District Commissioners, another
emergency field might be provided there.
Still another emergency landing place
might be located on the low land east
of the Mount Vernon Memorial High
way north of Alexandria.
Favor Auxiliary Fields
“3. Auxiliary fields, suitable for local
use or for schools, would supply a second
ring around the central port. The at
tention of the commission has been
called to the possibility of such an
auxiliary landing place over the rail
road tracks, north of the Union Station,
because of the potentiality it holds for
passenger and mail transfer as well as
for emergency use. This suggestion il
lustrates the variety, both in type and
coat, of possible landing fields which
the Commission has considered. Other
altes which partake partly of the char
acter of emergency landings might be
provided on or adjacent to the Alexan
dria water works holdings at Baileys
Crosroads, north of the Alexandria-
Leesburg road near the seminary, at
Silver Hill and Forestviile, in Maryland.
To the north and west of the city loca
tions should be considered along the
westerly route, possibly at Langley, along
the Pittsburgh route, in the proposed
extension of Rock Creek Park, and at
Halpine. where the Congressional Air
port is a possible unit in the system.
Along the New York route, or in its
general direction, there is now the field
-t college Park, and several possibili
ties near Chillum in the valley of the
“The two largest areas within reason
able distance of Washington for school
or other auxiliary purposes are located
at Camp Spring, in Maryland, and be
tween Mount Vernon and Alexandria.
In the valley of Little Hunting Creek,
Va. It is understood that a group of
promoters have already purchased a
considerable area for this purpose in
the latter location.
"4. Intermediate fields, spaced at
from 15 to 30 mile Intervals along prin
cipal routes, are shown on the accom
panying plan at Quantico, Manassas,
Leesburg, Frederick, Laurel, Bowie and
Gravelly Point Most Desirable.
"The details of this study and these
recommendations were placed before the
special congressional committee under
the chairmanship of Senator Bingham.
The commission appreciates the cost
and time necessary to develop the Grav
elly Point site as a principal commer
cial airport, but for over two years has
been recorded (June 17, 1927) as favor
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The National Capital Park and Planning Commission has drawn up this map of an airfield system for Washington as the
result of Its study of 48 sites.
ing that location as ultimately desirable
for this use. A temporary field which
could be used as the principal port
during a gradual and inexpensive de
velopment of Gravelly Point, and later
utilized as an auxiliary or emergency
field, would appear to be a satisfactory
solution of the problem.
“Through the co-operation of the
committee on the National Capital of
the American Institute of Architects,
Mr. E. H. Callison took as a subject for
his thesis at Yale University a possible
development of the Gravelly Point site
for an airport. His drawings indicate
the possibilities of this site and the in
terest of the country in provision of an
appropriate airport for the National
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Special Dispatch to The Star.
LYNCHBURG, Va., December 21.—»
Because of numerous and insistant com
plaints of radio owners here of disturb
ances with their radios, C. A. Ellert and
H. A. Cohen of the radio division of the
Federal Department of Commerce, who
are stationed at Fort McHenry. Balti
more. are here making inspections of
possible or probable causes of this dis
Radio dealers in the city have reached
the point where they prefer not to place
sets in on trial in some sections of the
city because of disturbances. This has
been found bad in some sections of the
city and other sections have not been
BRUSSELS IS ON STRIKE.
Shop and Case Owners, Protesting
Taxes, Leave City Hungry.
BRUSSELS, December 21 (/P>. —A
city-wide demonstration in favor of tax
reductions began at 6 o’clock last night.
Shopkeepers complied with the request
of the trades unions and banged down
their shutters and snapped off their
lights, leaving Christmas shoppers un
certainly milling about in the streets.
For the first time in Belgian history
one could not get a drink or a meal in
any of the many thousands of cases,
bars and restaurants. A few theaters
were open, but most people preferred
to attend protest meetings. Resolutions
were drawn up for transmission to King
Albert, the government and Parliament.
THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., DECEMBER 22, 1929—PART ONE.
HANGED SCOTCH JESUIT
TO BE MADE SAINT
Beatification of John Ogilvie of 3
Centuries Ago Final Cere
mony at St. Peter's.
By the Associated Press.
VATICAN CITY, December 21.
Hanged as a traitor in Glasgow three
centuries ago, after months in prison,
John Ogilvie, Scotch Jesuit, will be
solemnly proclaimed the blessed in the
course of ceremonies in St. Peter's to
This, the last of the beatification
ceremonies of the current year, will be
attended by a large band of Scottish
pilgrims, including many kilted Boy
Scouts, already arrived in Rome. Spe
cial masses were said for them today
in the Scotch National Church, Sant-
Andrea Delle Fratte (St. Andrew of the
Hedges), and in San Sllvestro in Caplte,
one of the several churches serving
Alter solmn pontifical mass tomorrow
morning the decree of beatification will
be read by the secretary of the congre
gation of rites.
Tobacco Warehouse Burnt.
HORSE CAVE. Ky„ December 21 (JP).
—Fire early today destroyed the R. J.
Reynolds Tobacco Co. storage ware
house here and 80,000 pounds of Bur
ley tobacco. The loss is estimated by
officials at between $40,000 and $50,000.
Origin of the blaze is unknown.
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WILL BE DEBATED
Contest Will Be Held by Y. M.
C. A. and Y. W. C. A,
The right of residents of the District
of Columbia to be represented in Con
gress and to vote for President will be
debated by the Young Men's and Young
Women's Christian Associations in a
formal forensic contest to be held Jan
uary 28 at Y. W. C. A. headquarters,
Seventeenth and K streets.
Since neither association appeared
eager to take the negative side of the
question after a challenge had been
issued by Y. M. C. A. debaters, collegiate
rules were invoked to settle the prob
lem, with the result that the challenged
team was given choice of sides. Accord
ingly, the Y. M. C. A. men will uphold
the negative of the proposition: “Re
solved. that the residents of the District
should be given the right to vote."
The debaters have agreed that the
question of suffrage for the District will
apply only to the right of voting for
Washington’s own representatives in
Congress and for the candidates for
President of the United States. Local
government elections are not Involved in
the subject to be discussed.
Since the seating capacity in Barker
Hall of the Y. W. C. A. is limited. Invi
tations will be issued by the two associa
tions. Men and women prominent in
publifc and private life will be asked to
attend. A jury of judges will be selected
by officials of the two organizations.
Special debating teams are being
picked for the occasion. Names of the
orators will be announced later. Officials
of both associations have Obtained much
available Information on the subject of
the debate, including a mass of data
supplied by the citizens* Joint commit
tee on national representation for the
District of Columbia.
Havana's Wings Destroyed.
RIO JANEIRO, December 21 UP). —A
dispatch from Paramaribo, Dutch Gui
ana, reported that the wings of the am
phibian plane Havana of the New
York, Rio & Buenos Aires Air Line
had been partly destroyed by fire. Re
pairs will be made at Paramaribo, but
the passengers will finish their journey
southward by steamship. A broken gas
line caused the fire.
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