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LEE KING MURDER SUSPECT CAPTURED AFTER LONG CHASE 22-Year-Old Chinese Is Ar rested in New Orleans on Old Warrant. U. S. AGENTS WILL SEEK 2 ALLEGED ACCOMPLICES Eight-Month Pursuit Led Through Dark Byways of Dozen Cities. A relentless chase that has run its course through the dark and devious byways of the Chinese quarters of a dozen Eastern cities came to a dramatic end last night with the arrest in New Orleans of Lee Sing. 22-year-old Chi nese on an eight-month-old warrant charging him with the murder of Lee King, another Chinese, in the Capital on June 12 last. Their ways beset by the most des perate criminals in the country, the rat-faced, dangerous men and women who barter in "dope and use the stuff themselves until their minds are crazed.” Federal narcotic agents have followed the trail doggedly ever since the murder of . King, and when they have safely lodged Sing in the District Jail, there to await trial, they'll take the trail again in search of two alleged accomplices. Their clues in the search have been wrung from bland, but uninformative Chinese throughout the East, and scores of blind leads, false tips and deliberate falsehoods designed to throw them off the track have been followed in the search. Rover Praises Detective Work. District Attorney Leo A. Rover, whose handling of the case has been the ob ject of fiery outbursts in the Senate bv Senator Coleman L. Blease of South Carolina, today termed the arrest of Sing by Federal Narcotic Agent Com modore D. Fortner of Washington and another agent, whose identity the Gov ernment prefers to keep a guarded se cret., as “a magnificent piece of detec tive work.” L. C. Nutt, deputy prohibi tion commissioner in charge of narcotic agents, also was high in his praise of Portner and the man who helped him arrest Sing. Lee King is alleged by Washington police to have known too much about the drug traffic in Washington. He was used by Federal agents in under cover work for opium raids and is re ported to have proved considerable of a thorn in the side of the drug barter ing here. Fortner says a drug ring put a price of $2,500 on King's head after discov ering that he was the “leak” in the ring. Lee King Left to Die. He further alleges that Lee Sing agreed to “do the job” and stop the "leak.” King was sitting in. an automobile on Eleventh street between L and M with two other Chinese, when they are alleged to have opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. The slayers fled, leaving King dying on the sidewalk. Din w'as arrested and following a police investigation he and Sing were indicted on murder charges. Din is still held in the District jail, aw'aitlng trial. Sing will be held there also, as the search goes on for the other two men who are alleged to have been in the car from which the shots which killed King were fired. Sing was arrested last night by Fort ner and two New Orleans policemen as he walked from the headquarters of the On Leong Tong, a few blocks .from the New Orleans police station. Mr. Rover said today that he will not proceed immediately with the trial of Din and Sing. He said he would wait until all leads have been followed in the search for the other two men. TAXICAB DRIVER ROBBED BY FARE NEAR HOSPITAL 81x Other Thefts Reported to Local Police Yesterday and Last Night. Harry Carlisle, 1600 Sixteenth street, a taxicab driver, w’as robbed of $2 last night by a passenger he had driven to the Walter Reed Hospital grounds. Carlisle told police the man engaged his cab at Fifteenth and K streets for a trip to Walter Reed, but that on enter ing the grounds the passenger displayed a pistol and demanded the money. The robber escaped on foot. Cigarettes, candy and cakes were stolen from the Sanitary grocery store at 2417 Nichols avenue southeast, last night by thieves who entered through a side window. William H. Brown. 1950 Second street, reported the theft from his home yes terday of a strong box containing deeds, bank books and other valuable papers, i Additional petty thefts were reported by Wannie Cohen, 1223 Holbrook street northeast; Frederick Davis, 315 F street southwest; S. W. Frizzel, 2039 New Hampshire avenue, and Mrs. Margaret A. Padgett, 1344 E street northeast. ASKS $50,000 DAMAGES. Winifred Mallon Sues Potomac Electric Power Co. Winifred Mallon, Woodward Apart ments, has filed suit in the District Su preme Court to recover $50,000 damages from the Potomac Electric Power Co. for alleged personal injuries. She says she was walking at Nineteentlj and Kalorama road April 18, 1927, when she slipped on some loose dirt and stones on the sidewalk, which had been left by agents of the company making an exca vation for a lamp post. She sustained serious Injuries, she asserts. Attorneys R. B. Dickey and Edward C. Kriz ap pear for the plaintiff. PROTESTS TO BE HEARD. Alleged Profanity Over KWKH to Be Investigated. A promise that attention would be given very soon to protests against the use of alleged profane language over radio station KWKH at Shreveport. La., was given today to the Senate in terstate commerce committee by Chair man Robinson of the Radio Commis sion. . .. » . - Monkeys Distinguish Color. Monkeys can be taught to distinguish color, according to an announcement of the Berlin Physiological Institute, , where experiments have been made. The tests were made with small Java mon keys, which come instantly when a yel low light is shown, but ignore all other | SSkHS. SEA DIVING AMONG THRILLS OF MRS. PINCHOT ON CRUISE I Wife of Pennsylvania Ex-Gov ■ ernor Tells Her [ Experiences. . Fishing for Sharks and Studying Snails Provide Interesting Diversion. BY GRETCHEN SMITH. Deep-sea diving, fishing for man , eating sharks and hiking up the rough, * seamy sides of lava-covered mountains in search of scientific specimens wore but a few of the experiences of Mrs. 1 Gifford Pinchot during the eight months’ cruise with her husband through the South Sea Islands, from which she has recently returned. Leaving Key West last March on the yacht Mary Pinchot, Mrs. Pinchot was the only woman accompanying the sci entific expedition conducted by the for mer Governor of Pennsylvania. Includ ing members of the crew, two scien tists—Dr. Pillsbury of the Academy of Science of Philadelphia and Dr. Fisher of the National Museum —13-year-old Gifford Pinchot and a young comrade, H. H. Cleaves, a scientific photographer, and Mr. and Mrs. Pinchot. the party consisted of 28 persons. The purpose of the expedition was a scientific re search into bird and shell life of the southern islands. Mrs. Pinchot’s inter est was centered for the greater part in the work of Dr. Pillsbury, an eminent conchologlst, whose study of shells and snails was conducted with the hope cf throwing some light upon the origin of these little known islands of the South Seas. Clothed in sailor’s trousers and Jump er, with rope-soled native sandals, Mrs. Pinchot frequently started early In the morning with the man members of the expedition, hiking up the rough moun tain sides under the tropical sun, hnr "pack” consisting of two or three or anges, a handful of raisins and a couple of containers in which to place her “finds.” various snails to be studied later by the expedition’s conchologist. Becomes Snail Conscious. “I had nf/er noticed a snail In my life,” laughtid Mrs. Pinchot, "until I went on th*t trip. Then I learned to see what a great variety there was, each in away contributing something to sci ence. until I could see the tiniest snail hidden away in a mountain crevice or clinging to the side of a tree. I actu ally became ‘snail conscious.’ ” The party's first research work com menced in the islands of the Carib bean—Grand Cayman, Swan Island. Old Providence and St. Andrews. “We obtained a great number of birds on these islands,” said Mrs. Pinchot, “and it seemed almost a shame to have to shoot them, they were so tame. On St. Andrews Island Dr. Fisher found a rare species of hummingbird which it is believed is the first of its kind to be discovered.” After leaving the Caribbean Islands the Mary Pinchot sailed south to the home of the San Bias Indians, believed to be one of the purest racial tribes in existence. “A report which came a short time ago that a group of white Indians had been found in this part of the world doubtless came from the curious fact that occasionally an albino baby, with lightish hair, white skin and pink eyes. Is born into the tribe. Although that in itself is extraordinary, considering the child’s parents may be the usual dark-skinned Indian type, it Is not true that the Indians as a race are white. “One reason, perhaps, for the reten tion by these people of their pure racial strain Is that intermarriage is forbidden under the pain of death, and therefore as far back as can be traced these peo ple have never intermarried'with other tribes.” On the journey down the coast to the San Bias Indians Mrs. Pinchot said a short stop was made at Porte Bello, once the stronghold of the famous pi rate Morgan, and here may y?t be se; n numerous ruins of the old buccaneer’s fort. Pass Through Canal. From the Atlantic coast the expedi tion passed through the Panama Canal to the islands of the Southern Pacific. "The first island we reached was Cocas,” the lady explorer said, "an Island of romantic beauty, and the only one throughout our entire journey which was wholly covered with a lux uriant tropical growth. Although the place is uninhabited, due perhaps to the excessive rains, tradition has it that it is the hiding place of rich treasures, buried there by the pirates in the'days when they infested the South Sea Islands. This Is probably quite true,” Mrs. Pinchot continued, "because only a few years ago some lucky treasure seeker unearthed about a hundred thou sand dollars. To this day people vis:t the island yearly, in hopes that some of the treasure buried there will be discovered by them.” Due to the constant rain, Mrs. Pin chot expressed regret that the pictures taken on this island of surpassing beauty were not as clear as she had expected them to be. “On the Cocos,” she continued, "we i found vast quantities of birds. Strange as it may seem, few of them were bril liantly colored; all were of a rather dun-colored plumage.” From the Cocos a visit was made to the Gallapagos and Marqfte.sas Islands, then on to Paumotous, where the party . witnessed the diving for pearls by the natives. The entire party dived at different j times during the Journey to the South Sea Islands, and Mrs. Pinchot, not to be outdone by the man members of the party, did not feel the slightest trepida tion at having the heavy helmet placed over her head and submerging beneath ■ 30 or 40 feet of water. Water Bed Visit Enjoyed. Attired in a bathing suit, with the diver's helmet weighing on her shoul ders. Mrs. Pinchot thoroughly enjoyed her visit to the water’s bed. "It was lovely,” she said, "and the sea life and numerous fish were so in teresting. No. I saw no sharks when I dived, although other members of the party did. However, no one was ever bothered by them and I never gave them a thought when I dived.” Despite the fact that she entertained no fear at the thought of the “man eaters” with which the waters in which she dived were filled, Mrs. Pinchot nev ertheless firmly believes that if a shark is sufficiently hungry he will readily attack a human being. “We gathered indisputable testimony to this fact.” she remarked, “through out our entire voyage.” Pishing was one of the many sports enjoyed by those on the Mary Pinchot. Mrs. Pinchot held her share of the honors in the catches made by the pas sengers and crew. “All kinds of fish were caught,” she continued, “which frequently through out our cruises in out-of-the-way places were used as very acceptable additions to the day's menu when the fresh-meat supply had run low.” The final port reached by the expe dition in the South Seas was Tahiti, from where the party took steamer for San Francisco, instead of returning via UK lojuks JOUIQ Qfl thg w |ZtommQ Slaf I MRS. PINCHOT. PRATTSUGGESTS BETTER TEACHING Stresses Desire That Police Give Testimony in Fair and Impartial Manner. Mas. Henry G. Pratt, superintendent of police, today wrote to Sergt. O. S. Hunt, instructor in the police school, suggesting better instruction for the men in the manner of giving evidence in court. Maj. Pratt stressed his desire that testimony be given in a fair, impersonal and impartial manner, to meet criticism of the police prosecuting witnesses in many cases had given biased testi mony. He suggested that Sergt. Hunt enlist the aid of prosecutors in the cor poration counsel’s office and in the office of the district attorney in secur ing the instruction. Judges Criticise Police. “Frequent criticism is made by the judges not only in the Police Court, but in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,’’ Maj. Pratt wrote, of the indifferent manner in which the mem bers of the department present evidence in cases on trial. In other instances unfavorable comment is made that the officers show too much antagonism to ward prisoners, creating an unfavorable impression on juries. “In my opinion the school affords a wonderful opportunity for the purpose of stressing the importance of prepar ing and presenting evidence in cases which may be tried before the courts in such a manner as to show utter lack of personal feeling on the part of offi cers and to impress the court and juries with the fairness and impartial manner in which testimony is given. Seek Aid of Attorneys. “With this in view, it Is suggested that possibly, in addition to such lec tures and talks as you may give the men, that efforts be made to secure the co-operation of the prosecuting attor neys, both from the district attor ney's office and the corporation coun sel's office, who, I am sure, will be glad to aid in helping to cure a situation which is entirely too frequently ap parent in the courts. "Under no circumstances should an officer permit his personal feelings to be injected into the performance of his duty, and, regardless of the trying cir cumstances frequently surrounding cases, the officer should at all times be able to maintain a fair and open-mind ed attitude in the giving of his testi mony, as evidence of prejudice on his part does more to influence the court and the jury as to a possible bias detri mental to the defendant, who is usu ally given the benefit of the doubt which arises as to the accuracy of testimony given under the circum stances.’’ DAVIS FUNERALHELD AT 2 O’CLOCK TODAY Retired Government Employe Laid to Rest in Rock Greek Cemetery. Funeral services for Charles Sumner Davis, 75 years old, a retired Govern ment employe of 29 years’ service, who died yesterday at Garfield Hospital, were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the parlors of Wright Co., 1337 Tenth street. Dr. Frederick W. Perkins, pastor of the Universalist Church, officiated. Interment took place in Rock Creek Cemetery. Mr. Davis was an editorial assistant in the Bureau of Plant Industry, Depart ment of 'Agriculture, at the time of his retirement four months ago because of illness. In his long service with the Government he had been in the Gov ernment Printing Office, the Geological Survey, and the Indian Service, trans ferring to the Agriculture Department in 1910. He was an active member of the Fed eral Employes’ Union. Mr. Davis was a nephew of Maj. John Wesley Powell, credited with being the first explorer of the Colorado Grand Canyon. A native of Decatur, 111., he was the son of the late John Davis, formerly a Representa tive from Kansas. Two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Young of New York City and Miss Edith Davis of Chicago, and several brothers and sisters, survive. ALBERT J. CULLEN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Retired Federal Printing Office Employe Expires at Home Here at Age of 57. Albert J. Cullen, 57 years old, retired pressman of the Government Printing Office, where he was employed for more than 30 years, died at his home, No. 28 Girard street northeast, yesterday after a long illness. Mr. Cullen was the father of Inspector Thomas F. Cullen of the Bureau of In vestigation of the Department of Jus tice. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cullen; another son, Aloysius F. Cullen of this city; two daughters, Miss Madeline I. Cullen of this city and Mrs. Florence Golson, and three brothers, Ambrose J. Cullen of Philadelphia, William Cullen of this city, and Edward Cullen of New York. I A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Cullen came to this city about 35 years ago. He was retired from the Government service in 1925. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society. Funeral services will be conducted in St. Martin's Catholic Church Monday morning at 9 o’clock. Rev. Michael J. , Rlordan will officiate. Interment Will be » gspk kifltwto fistttflsry* WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1030. *** HUGE RETIREMENT FUND NECESSARY FOR FUTURE'DRAG' Sound Policy Requires Build ing Up Against Unknown Future Requirements. PENDING MEASURE INCREASES ANNUITIES 1 1 Methods of Overcoming Inequali ties Explained by Treasury Experts. This is the sixth of a series of seven articles on the status of proposed meas ures to liberalize the civil service re tirement law in the interest of Govern ment emplovcs who are retired or mav hereafter retire. The last article will appear tomorrow. BY DONALD A. CRAIG. One of the arguments most fre quently employed by those who advo cate substantial increases in the an nuities paid to retired Government em ployes is that there is plenty of money in the. civil service retirement and dis ability fund to pay the increases. They point to the fact that the fund has been increasing, due to contributions from employes’ salaries and appropri ations by Congress, while the annuities ! and refunds have been paid right along as they have fallen due. Did not the contributions from em ployes’ salaries in the last fiscal year amount to $28,122,941, they ask, to say nothing of $40,000,000 appropriated dv Congress for the fund during the last two years and the promise of at least $20,000,000 each year in the future? Did not the total amount of annuities, refunds and allowances in the last fiscal year amount to only $16,072,472? What is Congress going to do with that big difference? These figures are accurate, explain the Treasury experts, but they do not tell the complete story. Under the theory of the law it is nec essary to build up a great fund to meet future demands —or, as the financial men say, to take care of accrued lia bilities. Nobody—not even the board of actuaries —can foretell at this time how large this fund may have to be. It might be considered necessary to have a fund of several hundred millions of dollars, in order to place the system upon a sound financial basis, for the ex penditures for annuities and refunds are bound to increase. In any event the present fund of something like $146,000,000 is not likely to be considered large enough. ‘‘The drag on the fund has not yet begun," said Joseph S. McCoy, United States Government actuary, the other day. “Drag” Future Matter. Mr. McCoy and other Treasury ex nerts explained that the “drag” on the fund will come at some future time — perhaps in about 30 years—when the great armv of younger employes, a large number of whom entered the service during the war period and just after ward, reach the retirement age. Then, too, it must be remembered that many of these younger employes will die be fore they reach the retirement age, and the amount they have paid into the fund, plus 4 per cent interest, com pounded annually, must be paid to their estates out of the fund. Os course, substantial increases in the annuities can be met by an increase in the 3' 2 per cent rate of deduction from employes’ salaries, or by greatlfy in creased appropriations by the Govern ment out of all proportion to the scheme of the present law. Such meth ods are not likely to meet with the ap proval of Congress—not now, anyway. Now that Congress has adopted the policy of appropriating annually its share of the accrued liability to take care of future demands upon the fund. Government experts believe that the retirement system is on a sound finan cial basis. The Dale-Lehlbach bill, proposing some increases in annuities, which was i passed by the Senate this week and is i pending in the House, was drafted with I this policy in view. The additional cost under this bill is i estimated to be about $3,500,000 an i nually. Under the bill, with the em ployes’ contributions remaining the same, it is estimated that the cost to the Government will continue to be less than 1 per cent of the total pay roll, although it will be more than the pres ent rate of Government appropriation, ■vhich is a trifle under one-half of 1 per cent of the pay roll. Eventually, when a fund is built up large enough to take care of the ac crued liabilities, the annual contribu tions of employes, it is estimated, will take care of the current or the new lia bilities. The total amount of the fund Jan uary 1, 1930, was approximately $146,- 000,000, it was learned from Treasury officials. At the beginning of the pres ent fiscal year, July 1 last, it amounted to about $140,000,000. At the beginning of the present new calendar year 17,086 annuitants were on the roll. At the close of the fiscal year 1929—six months ago—there were 16,- 501 annuitants on the roll. At that time 2,656 of these were living in the District of Columbia. The proportion residing here remains about the same I from year to year. Financing Plan Simple. The plan of financing the retirement system is “very simple,” according to sic tuaries It provides that each year Congress shall appropriate for the fund an amount to cover the liability of the Government, which has accrued during that year, and that in addition the Government shall give to the fund, by annual payments spread over a long ! period of vears, the amount of the 11a : bility which accrued prior to the estab lishment of the retirement and disabil ity fund. It should be remembered, say the Treasury experts, that when the law went into effect a number of employes were at once put on the annuity pay roll who had paid nothing, or very lit tle, into the fund from which they were paid. In other words, they were paid and are being paid today from money contributed by other employes still at work. “To illustrate how the method works,” the actuaries say, "an example may be taken of a man entering the Govern ment service at the age of 25. The law requires the employe to contribute 3 v/ 2 per cent of his salary to the fund, with the condition that if he leaves the serv ice for any cause he may withdraw his contributions with 4 per cent interest. "If he dies his estate is entitled to his contributions with interest, and if he retires he is entitled to a benefit greater than his own contributions with interest. “This extra benefit is provided by the Government. Under no condition is the payment made by the fund on the account of any employe less than his contributions with interest.” The contributions of the employe here d-seribrd will he placed in the fund i mi iith um ei m YOUTHFUL RIDERS TO COMPETE IN HORSE SHOW ■. * rwmiHti,. t~ Wmm, siillHilSSrt' -MOiMSk *** Above: Three of the contestants in the Riding and Hunt Club Junior Horse Show tomorrow morning. Left to right: Joan Dodd on Lady K. Billy Dodd on Jupiter and Lora Blair on Merryleggs. Below: Margaret Cotter takes the jumps on Smiles. The show will get under way at 10 o’clock, with the best young riders in the Capital participating. —Star Staff Photos., ENGINEERS URGE REGISTRATION LAW Association Provides for Committee to Draft Model Law at Meeting. Enactment of legislation which would require the registration of all practic- ■ ing professional engineers in the Dls- , trict will be urged on Congress by the I Washington Chapter, American Asso- j ciation of Engineers. The chapter last I evening appointed F. H. Newell chair man of a legislative committee which will propose that a model law be draft ed on the subject as an example for States which do not have such legis lation. At its regular meeting in the Play house, 1814 N street, the organization also adopted a report recommending ! greater co-ordination of methods of ; maintaining the street and road pave | ments in the District, including prompt , repairs of cuts in the streets, main | tenance of better pavement along street railway tracks, utilibation of magnet sweepers for freeing the streets of wire, tacks, nails and other metal fragments, maintenance of a glass patrol to free the streets of fragments of glass and better co-ordination of the agencies for street imporvements, including the lay ing of water mains, sewers and tele phone conduits. The chapter voted to send copies of the report to the District Commission ers, the Federation of Citizens’ Associa tions and the House and Senate District committees. Edgar B. Kay. president of the chapter, presided at the meeting. + , „ SOJOURNERS TO INSTALL OFFICERS HERE TONIGHT MaJ. 0. L. Bodenhamer, National Commander of American Legion, to Be Principal Speaker. The annual dinner of Washington Chapter, No. 3, National Sojourners, will be held at the Mayflower Hotel tonight with the installation of offi cials featuring the event. Capt. George F. Unmacht, retiring president, and the incoming president, Col. Louis J. Van Schaick, will preside. Invocation will be by Capt. Alfred C. Oliver, chaplain. Maj. O. L. Bodenhamer. national commandei; of the American Legion, will be the principal speaker. His ad dress will be followed by the instal lation of officers by Maj. Gen. Amos A. Fries, national president of the Sojourners. The Sojourners is a national organi zation with a membership open only to commissioned officers of the Army, Navy and Marines who are Master Masons. 1 fund by Treasury officials to earn the interest required, so that the Govern ment will not be called upon to ap propriate any interest, and the em ployes’ contributions will be held for the purpose for which they were intended. “A Jointly contributory retirement law,” the actuaries explain, “is very different from a law granting war pen sions. The pensioners under the for mer law are not a decreasing number, but are an increasing number, depend ing upon the size of the active service.” Underlying the retirement system, as provided by Congress, is the principle "that Government employes, like other people, should make such provision for their old age and the resultant impair ment of earning capacity as their cir cumstances will permit.” While it is expected that the Government will always contribute something to the re tirement fund, it is anticipated that the Government’s share will be greatly reduced at some future time after the ratio between retired employes and ac tive employes becomes fixed. The civil service retirement system Is based partly upon the experiences of State governments and many large bus iness concerns. In many respects, however, it Is declared by experts to be inferior to some of those systems. One criticism is that it has been constructed in a "haphazard” way, being largely the result of compromises in Congress, like practically every other law which Con gress enacts. The Board of Actuaries has not hesi tated to criticize the law from time to time and has offered suggestions for changes. One of them said only a few days ago that in his opinion Congress would find it advisable to rewrite the entire law some time within the next 10 or 20 years—when more exparience is available as to its actual workinqs— (in order to nlaee the system upon a - - -- .—A " —— ■ ■■ - ■" ■ ■ I * J m wKSi A PLANS TO MOVE DISTRICT AIRPORT Contract Awarded for New Buildings, Including 20-Plane Fireproof Hangar. Contracts for the construction of an administration building and passenger ] terminal and a 20-plane fireproof j hangar on the new Washington Air Terminal, now being established on the site of Washington Airport at the south end of Highway Bridge, have been awarded to Bahen <fc Wright of this city, it was announced today. The contract price is $85,000. Work will begin immediately, and both buildings are to be completed within 90 days. Albert G. Ober, jr., vice president of the Washington Air Terminals Corporation, will have super vision of the work, which is intended eventually to provide the National Capi tal with a model commercial air traffic terminal. Capt. Carroll in Charge. Capt. Thomas Carroll, vice president and former chief test pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aero nautics, will be In charge of the safety details. The hangar is to be of steel and con crete construction, 100 by 120 feet, with 50-foot concrete aprons at each end. It w’ill be flanked by a machine shop and servicing facilities. The hangar and its integral units will be erected on the eastern edge of the field near the Alexandria road. The administra tion building and passenger terminal, to be built in the corner of the field nearest Highway Bridge, will be of stucco and brick construction, of mod ernistic design and finish. Offices on First Floor. The first floor will comprise offices, passenger waiting room, restaurant, baggage room and other facilities. Above will be a glass-inclosed control room and a decked space from which spectators may view the field. The whole w’ill be set upon a grassed terrace. The plans have been approved offi cially by the Commission of Fine Arts as fitting Into the general scheme of beautification of the area, w’hich ad joins the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway development. WILD CAT IS REPORTED ROAMING PRINCE GEORGES Hunt-era Set Traps for Beast, Said to Have Slain Valuable Dogs. Special Dispatch to The Star. HUNTSVILLE, Md., January 10.— Reports from county hunters and citi ers near here declares that a wild cat has left his native mountain haunts and is at large in Prince Georges Coun ty, preying upon domestic animals. The report states that citizens, armed with shotguns, are hunting in the w'ooded sections near here for the beast. A number of valuable dogs have been found dead by their owners. The wild cat is said to have entered the rear yard of a colored residence at White House, Md., and devoured a police dog. Hunters say that the tracks of the beast are similar to those cf a wild cat. Traps have been set in hopes of catching the beast before it does more i Society and General ! i 'CHANCE DESCRIBES PROGRESS OF UNIT Burroughs Explains Use of Community Chest Cam paign Material. Progress toward completion of the various divisions in the metropolitan unit of the Community Chest was de scribed yesterday by Merritt O. Chance, unit chairman, at a meeting of the metropolitan unit division secretaries. Mr. Chance said the divisions rapidly were being filled. Page Etchison, who presided in the absence of Leonard De Gast, said that plans were completed for placing large canvas signs at each division head quarters in order to mark them for the workers. Lisle Burroughs, assistant director of the Community Chest, explained the use of the various pieces of campaign material, illustrating his talks with samples. The secretaries in turn will explain the use of the material to the captains, who will transmit the knowl edge to the workers. Elwood Street, director of the Chest, spoke briefly on the task that confronts the metropolitan unit this year and urged 100 per cent attendance at the captains’ dinner which ls»to be held at the Willard Hotel next Thursday night. PETITION FOR PROBATE SETS ESTATE AT $150,000 Will of Mrs. Annie E. Potter Creates Trust Fund During Lifetime of Daughter. Mrs. Annie E. Potter, who died De cember 17, left an estate valued in ex cess of $150,000, according to the peti tion of her executor, the American Security and Trust Co., for the probate I of her will. She owned real estate of the assessed value of $17,192 and had securities and other personal property estimated at $134,538.91. By the terms of the will SI,OOO is left to the Associated Charities for use in its work for the babies of poor people. Her household and personal effects are given to her daughter, Pearl P. Etz. and the remaining estate is to be held in trust by the American Security and Trust Co. during the life of the daugh ter, paying to her the net income. At the daughter’s death the trust is to terminate and the fund is to be paid over to the children of the beneficiary. OPENS NEW BRANCH. Boys’ Club Offers Recreational Fa cilities in Southwrest. Officers of the Boys* Club of Wash ington, in a statement issued today, called attention to the recreational facilities now available to the boys of Southwest Washington at the club's branch at Twelfth and C streets south west. Boys between the ages of 8 and 17 years are eligible for club membership at fees of $1.50 a year. The southwest branch is equipped with a library, sev eral rooms for games, including a bowl ing alley and gymnasium, and is open from 3 to 5:15 each afternoon on school dU&eflfL&Mtt 2 .to wjmxjim PAGE B-1 DONOVAN CUES CAINS IN SCHOOL AND STREET FUNDS I Increase Shown in Certain Departments, While Others Have Fallen Off. CALCULATIONS BASED ON FIVE-YEAR PERIOD Education Heads List, With Pro tection of Life and Property, and Highways Next. The percentage of expenditure of the District appropriations for schools, high ways, public welfare and general over heads have increased during the past five years, while that for health and sanitation, public service enterprises and protection of life and property has de creased. This is shown in a compilation of figures made by District Auditor Daniel J. Donovan for the information of the congressional appropriation com mittee when they come to consider the District appropriation bills. The calculations are based on appro priations for the past five fiscal years amounting to $166,963,104. This figure includes the gasoline tax, in order that all the activities of the highway depart ment may be shown. It docs not include the water revenues, out of which the water distribution system is maintained. Nor does it include the various trust and special funds. Education Heads List. The chart shows that for the five years the greatest expenditure, 33.3 per cent, was for education; expenditures for other public purposes follow in this order: Protection of life and property, 16.7 per cent; highways. 12.4 per cent; public welfare, 11.9 per cent; health and sanitation, 9.7 per cent; recreation, 5.4 per cent; general government (over head). 4.7 per cent; public service en terprises (including the water supply system), 4.3 per cent; miscellaneous. 4-10ths of 1 per cent, and interest on debt, 2-10ths of 1 per cent. Separating these percentages out over the various years. It is seen that the percentages of expense for education has arisen steadily, the percentages be ing 31.9, 32.8, 33, 33.7 and 34.2. The figures given for education include the money spent for all educational pur poses, including libraries. The percent age for libraries, however, is in no year as great as one-tenth of one per cent. From these figures it would seem that the contention of the Board of Educa tion that it should be allotted one-third of the money available for public pur poses has been met. The figures are even more favorable if the gasoline tax is not taken into consideration. This money could not. under the law. be al lotted for schools or any purpose other than the building and repair of roads and streets. With this eliminated, edu cation during the five-year period has caused the expenditure of 34.3 instead of 33.3 per cent of the appropriations, according to Mr. Donovan’s figures. Street Expenditures Increase. The percentage spent for highways, which includes improvement, mainte nance. bridges, street lighting, street trees and miscellanneous expenses has risen somewhat more irregularly. Over the five years the percentages have been, respectively, 11.2, 12.4, 12.2, 12.5 and 14.1. Expenses for public welfare have also risen sharply, but irregularly. These include municipal Institutions such as hospitals, private institutions to which the District lends aid. support of the insane and prisons and reformatories. The percentages for these purposes over the five years were 10.5, 11.1, 10.5, 12.8 and 13.9. General government, the head under which the salaries of the principal municipal officers, upkeep of the Dis trict Building and the courts comes, has increased as follows: 4.3, 4.3, 4.2, 4.9 and 5.4. Turning to the decreases, an irregu lar curve is shown by health and sani tation. which includes expenditures for the Health Department, sewers, street cleaning, disposal of city refuse and miscellaneous. This heading showed the following percentages: 9.7, 9.9, 10, 9.7 and 9.4. Decline in Public Service. The sharpest decline of all is shown by the public service enterprises, which include the water supply system. Thus dropped from 6.6 in 1927 to 1.9 in 1928 and to 0.6 in 1929. This was princi pally caused by completion of certain major improvements in the water sup ply system. The percentages in 1925 and 1926. when these works were in progress, were 7.4 and 6.5, respectively. The percentages during the five-year period for protection of life and prop erty, including the police and fire de partments, were 17, 17.9. 17.1, 15.0 and 15.5. The percentage appropriated for the police department has constantly declined, while that appropriated for the fire department has varied. Both will probably take a sharp jump if the new salary bill for policemen and fire men is passed. The percentages spent for parks and recreation were 6.4, 4.7, 6.0, 8.2 and 6.4. The item "interest and debt’* appears only in 1925, when the last of the municipal bonds were retired. The Dis trict has now no bonded debt. In that year payments on account of the debt amounted to 1 per cent of the appro priation. LECTURE TO BE GIVEN BY AUTHORITY ON BACH Dr. C. Sanford Perry Speaks To morrow at 4:30 O'clock on Cantatas. Percy Lee Atherton, acting head of the music division of the Library of Congress, announces that Dr. C. San ford Perry, noted authority on Johann Sebastian Bach and his works, will give a lecture tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. on the "Cantatas of Bach.” Dr. Perry, who comes here from Ox ford, England, wrote a book on Bach that is considered generally a standard work regarding the great composer of Leipzig. Owing to the lateness of the an nouncing of this lecture, Mr. Atherton states that cards may be secured, with out charge, at the music division of the Library of Congress from 10 a.ra. until 4:30 p.m. today and tomorrow. --• ■ New York Boys Found Here. Edmund Dayton, 13 years old. and Harry Amundson, also 13, both of Brooklyn, New York, will be returned to their homes today by Washington police, who arrested them here last night at the request of their parents. The two boys told police they started out Wednesday to see the world, but ran out of funds on reaching this city.