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I GIRL IN “MYSTERY" AUTO CRASH DIES; INQUEST UNDECIDED Victim Identified Just Before She Succumbs From Inju ries—Was Never Revived. ROAD HOUSE DRINKING PARTY IS MADE KNOWN Kan and Woman Released Under Bond After Arrest Following Motor Wreck. Prince Georges County authorities were to determine today if they would call an inquest over the body of Helen Burleson, about 25 years old, who was latally Injured early Monday while re turning to Washington following a drinking party in a road house near Forestvllle, Md. The Burleson girl died at Emergency Hospital yesterday afternoon. She had not regained consciousness. Her death came a few hours after N. H. Lyons, 1400 block of Fairmont street, was ar rested as the owner of the automobile and Mrs. Ward Fletcher. 1300 block of N street, as a material witness. Released Under Bond. Lyons was arraigned before Justice of the Peace H. W. Gore at Marlboro on a charge of permitting an intoxicated person to operate bis automobile and later released under $2,000 bond, while Mrs. Fletcher’s bond was set at S2OO. Lyons informed the court that he had met the two young women in Washing ton Bunday night and that they drove to the road house together. About 2 a.m. Monday, he said, he was informed that his two companions were attempt ing to drive ofT in his automobile, a powerful sedan. Going to the ear, Lyons said he got In the rear seat while the two young women remained In the front seat, with the Burleson woman at the wheel. The machine was moving along the Marlboro pike when it whirled down a 30-foot embankment. The Burleson girl was rendered unconscious, and Mrs. Fletcher, herself cut and bruised by the impact, said she attempted to carry the injured woman to a nearby residence, but was unequal to the task and had to lay her by the roadside. Motorist Gives Aid. There a passing motorist picked her up and drove her to Emergency Hos pital. Hospital attendants said she was mfnntiiy clad and without coat. Police traced the ownership of the ear through the license tags, and yes terday afternoon Detectives James Springman and Michael Dowd of Wash ington police headquarters arrested Lyons and Mrs. Fletcher. The Injured woman remained uni dentified at Emergency Hospital until Just before her death. When a friend called and gave hospital attendants her name and address. The dead girl's mother, Mrs. E. W. Myer of Rochester, N. Y., was notified, and arrangements were made through a Niagara Falls undertaker to care for the body after the inquest has been de cided upon. Mrs. Fletcher and Lyons refused hos- 1 pita! attention. BEQU ESTSiNWILL FOR D C. RESIDENTS Washington Relatives of Mrs. An toinette -Eno Wood Inherit Large Fart of Her Estate. Special Dispatch to The Star. HARTFORD, Conn.. January 21 Many Washington relatives are left legacies through the will filed in Pro bate Court at Simsbury of Mrs. An toinette Eno Wood of Washington, who died at her residence there, 1619 Rhode Island avenue, on January 11. Mrs. Wood had a Summer home at Simsbury, where she was well known for her extensive entertaining and bene factions. In disposing of the estate, which totals well over 51.000.000, the document provides $425,000 for a new town edifice. The family of her brother, William Phelps Eno, receives all her household and personal effects and SIOO,OOO each. Her nephews. Gif ford Pinchot and Amos R. Ptnchot. re ceive $125,000 each. Other relatives, mostly Washington residents, receive legacies ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. William Phelps Eno and George Mc- Lean are named as co-executors. PLAN SKATINgTaGAIN ON REFLECTING POOL If Weather Is Favorable Sport Will Be Resumed To night. Provided the weather and the ice are favorable, Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant. 3d, director of Public Buildings and Public Parks, announced today that the re flecting pool of the Lincoln Memorial will be open for skaters tonight. Ar rangements are being made by the United States park police to supervise the sport. Coasting in Rock Creek Park, which has been closed to traffic between Mas sachusetts and Connecticut avenues, is proving popular with children. Numerous skaters took the opportu nity yesterday of Indulging in this Win ter pastime on the reflecting pool and held forth until nightfall. The park di vision of the office of Public Buildings and Public Parks arranged to place red flan on the bad spots in the ice. Despite Indications of a thaw during this morning, several skaters were on the reflecting pool. OLD-SIZE CURRENCY NEARLY ALL REMOVED All Is Expected to Be Redeemed Not Later Than March 15. With the possible exception of s few national bank notes, all the old large sized paper money probably will be re deemed and out of circulation by March 15, it was estimated today by Treasury officials. Virtually all the old bills except na tional bank notes have now disappeared from general circulation here and in g many sections of the East. The small bills now take care of virtually all the currency demand in most of this part of the country. i D. C. CHINESE PLAN TO CELEBRATE 19th ANNIVERSARY OF REPUBLIC ] On Leong and Hip Sing Tong I WilL Usher in Event on January 30. , Ceremonies Will Continue One Week, With Most Elaborate Exercises February 2. These are busy and important days for the Chinese in Washington. The nineteenth year of the Chinese republic will be ushered in on January 30 and the two organizations of Chi nese, the On Leong Chinese Merchan dise Association and the Hip Sing Tong, are planning to celebrate. Those persons whom the Chinese owe money find these are days of benefi cence. The American may carry his Christmas bills well into the new year, but the Chinese are disgraced if they begin the new year in debt or at odds with his fellow man. Thus, while the patrons of an Oriental’s business may owe him money for weeks without hurt to conscience, the Chinese at this sea son has no weapon of reprisal. If he gets caught next Thursday with liabil ities overbalancing his assets, he will be paying extra tribute to some of his gods. So he pays and pays and pays, wiping clean the slate of his transgressions. The celebration of the new year will continue for a week, with the most elaborate event scheduled for the night of February 2, Sunday. The On Leong Association, larger and wealthier than the Hip Sings, will celebrate In its hall, at 335 Pennsylvania avenue, with trib utes of Incense to their gods, a feast and the music of their fathers. CAB OWNER FILES I BOND ORDER PLEA Claims Its Operation Would Seriously Impair Means of Livelihood. F. B. Smith, 5043 Conduit road, today filed in the District Supreme Court an appeal from the recent order of the Public Utilities Commission requiring operators of taxicabs to furnish bond or other securities for the recovery of damages by passengers or others in jured in the operation of taxicabs. He tells the court he is financially unable to file the security or bond re quired and the operation of the order would put him to great expense and seriously impair his means of liveli hood. He points out that he is owner and operator of a cab and is doing business under a license expiring June 30, 1930, for which he has paid the license fee required by law. Section 9 of the order, No. 823. which is to go into effect February 1, he de clares, is void, because the public util ities act does not grant power, either express or implied, to the commission to require him to furnish the financial ' protection and indemnity insurance set out; is repugnant to the Constitution, because it undertakes to deprive him of his right to do a taxicab business for which he has been licensed and Is an attempt on the part of the commis sion to tax his business. If this section of the order is en forced, he states, he will be deprived of his property without due process of law, will be subjected to criminal prose cution and will suffer Irreparable loss. He Is represented by Attorney Leon Robbin. D. C. MARITIME ADVENTURER REPORTED BURIED IN ATLANTIC Mrs. Thomas A. Hcwson No tified of Husband’s Death j by Consul at St. John’s, N. F. Served as Commissariat of Admr. Byrd’s North Pole Expedition. Thomas A. Hewson, commissariat of the Byrd North Pole Expedition in 1926, and one of Washington’s most colorful maritime adventurers, died at sea January 5 and was buried in the Atlantic the same day, according to word received here today by his wife from the American consul at St. John’s, Newfoundland. No explanation as to the manner of his death accompanied the brief an nouncement, which was signed by Avra M. Warren, consul. A letter, also re ceived here today notified Mrs. Hewson that an Inquiry would be made when her late husband's ship, the West Am argosa. docks at Philadelphia shortly. The letter was from an official of the Amerlean-Hampton Line of Norfolk. Va„ owners of the vessel. Mrs. Hewson resides at 1436 R street. Close Friend of Admiral Byrd. Hewson was a close friend of Rear Admiral Byrd and was personally com mended by the air explorer for his services with the North Pole party. A veteran follower of the sea of the old school. Hewson had many curious and exciting experiences during his travels around the globe. In 1927 he visited the rarely explor ed Pitcairn Island in the South Sea, whose 136 inhabitants are descendants of British mutineers, and declined an offer to become ruler of the strange island. The natives were impelled to make the offer after he had presented them with hymn books and Bibles, for Hewson was a devout Christian and bore- a “roving commission” as field missionary of the local Pull Gospel Assembly, North Capitol and K streets. Hewson won his post with the Byrd expedition largely through a clipping from The Btar of January 16, 1920, describing a harrowing cruise in storm swept seas. Byrd also was moved by a letter to Hewson from Admiral Peary, showing that the local man, but for tardiness in making application, would have been picked as provision chief for the Peary North Pole expedition. Heme in Capital 3$ Years. Although he was a native of London, where he had several sisters, Hewson had made his home In Washington for about 35 years. He was well known in local National having been mess sergeant of Company D, 3rd ■ ■"" ■ ' t /. • . t W)e Ibenittg JKaf - M Happy New Year in Chinese. IMERCHANTS FAVOR NEW D.C. MARKET Letter Indorsing $1,300,000 Project Is Sent to Senator Capper. Approval of the plan for construction of a new downtown Center Market at a cost of $1,300,000 is voiced in a letter sent today by the Merchants’ and Man ufacturers Association to Senator Cap per of Kansas, author of a bill which would authorize an appropriation for this purpose. Armory Plan Approved. At the same time the merchants* or ganization sent a letter to Representa tive Bowman of West Virginia indors ing the plan for the - purchase of tho- Washington Auditorium as a home for - District National Guard. Six members of the board of gover nors of the merchants' association have been elected. It was announced today by Maj. Gen. Anton Stephan, president. Re-elections Listed. Charles H. Frame has been re-elected chairman of the freight transportation section; John H. Hanna, re-elected chairman of the passenger transporta tion section; Ford E. Young, re-elected chairman of the ice cream manufactur ers’ section; Bert L. Olmsted, re-elected chairman of the restaurant section; Dewey Zirkin, re-elected chairman of the furrlera’ section, and A. H. Brewood, re-elected chairman of the engravers’ section. Election of chairmen of the various divisions of the association automati cally makes them members of the board of governors. THOMAS A. HEWSON. Regiment, D. C. N. G., during the Mex ican border campaign. He had served as steward aboard many vessels during his long career at j sea, including the ocean yacht, Daunt- ; less, of Commodore C. H. Colt, and on 1 the cup defender Vigilant. He had lectured here and abroad on ! his travels and his experiences as a “seagoing’’ missionary. In these he oft en told of his investigation of Pitcairn Island and of the history of its half caste Inhabitants. The population of the 2-mile-long island, he related, is descended from nine British sailors of the mutiny-wrecked “Bounty,” who set tled there with 19 natives of Tahiti In 1790. Fights and debauchery reduced the survivors to a handful, who became repentant, began to study the Bible and transformed the community into one of law and order. The colony Is now deep- ' ly religious, snd their appreciation of- Hewson’s gift of hymn books was ex-1 pressed in their offer to make him head ! of the colony. Plans are being considered for n memorial service in Hewson’s honor at the Pull Gospel Church, of which he was a member and missionary. —■ ■ ■ • - Envoy Schurman Homeward Bound BERLIN, January 21' (#).—■ Dr. Jacob Gould Schurman, returning American Ambassador to Germany, left Berlin. this afternoon for Hamburg to embark for home on the steamship George j Washington. His departure was attended by re-! markable manifestations of public re-' gret at his leaving. WASHINGTON. D. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1930. *** FEWER JOBLESS THROUGHOUT U. S.. HOOVER REVEALS Optimistic View Expressed Regarding Skilled Labor, Particularly in D. C. NEW BUILDING TO GIVE JOBS TO MANY RESIDENTS Conditions in Maryland Held Fair ly Satisfactory by United States Statistical Expert. President Hoover said today that the Department of Labor had reported for the first time since the stock market crash that the tide of employment had changed in the right direction. The Chief Executive said reports for the last week showed that employment was on the Increase and substantially so. “There has been a distinct Increase I in employment all over the country ! within the last 10 days," President | Hoover asserts. "The tide of employ- ! ment all over the country has changed in the right direction.'* An optimistic report also came from this area in particular, for although there is a surplus of labor, princi pally unskilled workers and domestic help, the United States Employment Service finds employment conditions satisfactory. Director General Jones of the employment service today declared that the supply of skilled labor is generally well employed, and the majority of industrial establishments located in Washington are in operation with their usual forces on satisfactory schedules. “Quite a number of persons were given temporary employment in the various department stores,” Mr. Jones said, “but they were released at the end of December. Normal activity for this season of the year prevailed in the public utility establishments. Street maintenance work gave employment to a number of men. New Work to Open. “Building permits recently issued call for an expenditure of over $2,351,000. The Federal building program contin ued to employ a large number of skilled and unskilled workers. A sufficient supply of classes of labor was available for all requirements.” Major Industries in Virginia operated in December on fairly satisfactory schedules, the director general reported, with their usual forces employed in most instances. Overtime Operations. Overtime operations were repoprted in a number of manufacturing estab lishments, although several plants tem porarily curtailed operations and forces for inventory-taking and repairs to i plant equipment, r , Fairly satisfactory schedules pre vailed in the major industries in Mary land, Mr. Jones said, with practically all plants in operation, except those seasonally closed. Unemployment in existence consisted principally of un skilled laborers and building trades men and was not large. Building con tinued in good volume in the large cities, with many more contracts plan ned for early release. WAKEFIELD PROJECT APPROVED BY HOUSE Bill Authorizing Restoration of Washington’s Birthplace Amend ed, Passed and Sent to Senate. Restoration of Wakefield, the birth place of George Washington, to as nearly as possible a reproduction of the appearance of the place 198 years ago, when Washington was bom, is author ized under the Bwanson-Bland bill possed by the House late yesterday with an amendment. This sends the measure back to the Senate for concurrent action on the amendment, which was offered by Representative Crampton, Republican of Michigan. This provides that the National Park Service of the Interior Department shall have Jurisdiction over Wakefield after Its restoration, thus assuring that sometime hereafter fees may not be charged visitors at Wake field as is now done at Mt. Vernon. Under the Swanson-Bland bill the United States Government will contri bute $65,000 towards the Wakefield pro ject—sls,ooo for removal of the pre sent monument and $50,000 for con struction of a reproduction of the old Washington home and restoration of the gardens and grounds. JURY DECIDES DEATH WAS DUE TO SUICIDE! Coroner’s Verdict in’ Case of Wil liam Beddome, Found Dead in Gas-Filled Room. A verdict of suicide was returned by a coroner's jury this afternoon at an Inquest into the death of William Bed dome, 50 years old, who was found dead In his apartment in East Clifton Terrace Sunday night'with gas flowing from three Jets on the kitchen stove Beddome’s body was discovered when Miss Sally Burgener of 3625 Sixteenth street detected the odor of escaping gas and called the janitor who forced the door. — »——. C. S. RYAN RE-ELECTED BY PRESSMEN AGAIN Officers Named at Meeting of Group at Typographical Temple. Cornelius S. Ryan was elected presi i dent for his fourth successive term at 1 the annual election of officers of the ! Web Printing Pressmen's Union, No. 6, | I. P. P. and A. U., held last night at the Typographical Temple, 425 G street. I Other officers installed were D. B Murdock, vice president; Adrian W. Harper, secretary-treasurer; Clifton C. Ballenger, recording secretary, and John Shorts, sergeant-at-arms. Musician Is Divorced. CINCINNATI, Ohio, January 21 (JP). -Mrs. Berta Reiner, 44, was granted ' in uncontested divorce yesterday from ! Frit* Reiner, 41, conductor of the Cln- I clnnati Symphony Orchestra. The de ! cree was issued on grounds of extreme cruelty and gross nf gleet. The Reiners were married in Berlin In 1921. PAULINA SITS FOR HER PORTRAIT f ill 1 mm * a m Ip'" w , *»- ••, mm v : Mias Berta De Hellebranth of Hungary, who with her sister is doing double the portrait of Paulina Longworth, 5-year-old daughter of the Speaker of the House - —P, &A. Photo. JONES BILL OPPOSED BY LABOR UNION —' ’ - ✓ Body Characterizes Political Status of D. C. Residents as “Political Serfdom.” Characterizing the political status of residents of the District of Columbia as “political serfdom,” the Central Labor Union stands on record today In opposition to the Jones bill, which would permit the appointment of per sons residing outside the District as members of the Board of Commission ers. Couched in strong terms, a resolu tion was adopted by the labor organiza tion last night protesting against pas sage of legislation that would make ; possible such appointments, and again l urging representation for Washington in the Senate and House and in the electoral college. The resolution follows; "Whereas Senator Wesley Jones of the Btate of Washington has introduced a bill In the Senate of the United States having for its object the chang ing of the modus operandi of the ap pointment of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia; and “Whereas, this bill not only takes away from the residents of the Dis trict of Columbia the last vestige of political right, but it opens the door for political corruption and favoritism un der the guise of seeking supermen to govern our city, casting an odious reflection upon the residents of the District and by innuendo making it appear that we are deficient in the necessary qualifications incident to the conduct of what should be our own government, and “Whereas this bill but further typifies the necessity of a more concrete cam paign to awaken the conscience of the people of the country to the knowledge of the inarticulate state in which the residents of the District of Columbia are compelled to exist through the lack of Interest on the part of most of the membership of Congress in their failure to pass legislation that will place us on a parity with the balance of the country in giving us an opportunity to be represented in both Houses of Con gress and the electoral college; there fore be it "Resolved, That we. the delegates to the Washington Central Labor Union, condemn in no unmeasured terms this attempt to intensify our condition of political serfdom; that the secretary be instructed to send a letter registering our protest, with a copy of this resolu tion, to President Hoover, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.” Recent action of Secretary of the Navy Adams in announcing that there would be no upward wage revisions in navy yards during 1930 was denounced, and the union passed a resolution ad dressed to President Hoover asking that he reopen hearings of the navy wage boards. RETIRED ARMY OFFICER DIES IN CENTRAL AMERICA War Department Informed Maj. Whitlock Expired of Sudden Heart Attack. The War Department is informed lhat Maj. Frank C. Whitlock. U. S. A., retired, died at Puerta Castilla, Hondu ras, last Saturday from a sudden attack of heart disease. Bom in Cedar Palls, lowa, May 17, 1878, he was graduated from the Military Academy In June, 1900, and assigned to the Cavalry arm. He ' was retired in October, 1915. with the rank of major. His widow, Mrs. Willa F. Whitlock of 11 Buckingham street, Cambridge, Mass., has arranged for the transfer of his body to West Point, N. Y., for interment. ‘Station KUKU’ Gives Slips and Errors of Radio Broadcasters Have you heard radio station KUKU? The Federal Radio Commission says there is no such station licensed to operate, but scores of listeners in and near Washington insist that such a station is on the air at intermittent intervals. With many inquiries as to the location of the station before It, the commission undertook an in quiry as to the operation of the mysterious broadcaster and found that KUKU is not a station at all, and announced today that KUKU is the name of a type of program broadcast by station WJZ, cne of the big New York stations. The program is a com bination of types of laughable slips and errors made by broad casters. Funeral Held JR .aB Wjßm; *jjm W JAMES W. QUIGGLE. P JAMES W. QUIGGLE FUNERAL HELD TODAY Deceased Was Patent Office Exam iner and Typewriter Divi sion Chief. 1 Funeral services lor James William Quiggle, primary examiner at the United States Patent Office and as sistant chief of the division handling typewriter and grinding machine pat ents, who died at his Home, in the Bt. Nicholas Apartment, Sunday, were con ducted at Saffell's funeral parlors this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was In Rock Creek Cemetery. Mr. Quiggle had been 111 about two weeks. His death was due to heart disease. He was 47 years old. Bom at McElhatten, Pa., Mr. Quiggle was graduated from Pennsylvania State College in 1906. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was appointed to a position In the Patent Office June 3, 1907, and was promoted to the position of assistant chief of the typewriter and grinding division April 1, 1928. He Is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Cook Quiggle; his mother, Mrs. James C. Quiggle; a son. James William Quiggle. Jr., and a brother, Ed mund B. Quiggle, prominent lawyer of this citv. —"■ • SKATING CASE IS MADE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS Boy Is Arrested Under Regulation Which Prohibits Practice in Un designated Streets. A traffic regulation, seldom enfroced, which prohibits roller skating except on streets designated by the director of traffic and roped off or protected by signs was used to bring Milton Baylor, 17, 1000 block of Sixth street, into Po lice Court today. Judge Isaac R. Hitt said that if this regulation was regularly enforced half of the children in Washington would be brought into court, and took the de fendant's personal bond. This is the first case made for a vio lation of this traffic regulation which has been brought into Police Court in many months. Young Baylor was arrested when Po liceman J. C. Holmes of the second pre cinct discovered, that he was skating on Sixth street near his home. The same regulation which prohibits roller skating forbids the use of sleds, skooters, kiddie cars, velocipedes, bicy cles or children’s wagons in undesig nated streets. —■ ■ ■■■ -•- • FORMER POLICEMAN HELD, CHARGED WITH ASSAULT Samuel M. Anglin Said by Police to Have Attacked Two Colored Men With Knife. Samuel M. Anglin. 30. of 1411 Eighth street, a taxi driver and former police man, is under arrest at the third pre cinct station charged with two cases of assault with a dangerous weapon as the outgrowth of an altercation with two colored men in the lobby of the Jeffer son Apartments, 1200 Sixteenth street, about 3:30 o’clock this morning. Anglin is by police to have at tacked Richard Hunt, colored. 45, of 1900 Sixth street, porter employed at the apartment house, and Oeorge T. Brown, colored, 29. janitor, with a pen knife. Hunt is said to have inflicted a wound on Anglin’s forehead with a blunt Instrument. All ittree were taken to Emergency Hospital. ®^5!!!25525^8fe55225255!25K223•E5E■■252555555555555555355^E3KHH3E555 , Society and General L ’ ! Paulina Longworth Portrait Painted ’ As Birthday Honoi House Speaker’s Baugh ter, Soon 5, Is Thorough as Grandfather. BY SUE McNAMARA. For the first time In her life llttl Paulina Longworth Is having he portrait painted. The event is in hono of her fifth birthday on February 14 With true Rooseveltlan thoroughnes the small daughter of the Speaker o the House and Mrs. Nicholas Long worth is having it done "double.” Twi Hungarian artists, Elena and Berta d Hellebranth, sisters, are painting Paul ina from their individual viewpoint! both working at the same time. Elena has caught the little girl In i mischlevious mod. Berta’s portrait 1 more serious. Paulina looks at botl portraits. In the first one she looks like he mother. In the second there is tlv determined and energetic expressloi which characterized her famous grand father. The artists were commissioned t make Paulina's first portrait after Mrs Longworth had seen one they made o Mr. Longworth from a pencil sketcl done at his office in the Capitol. meetMMed ON SCHOOL SIM Parents of Burroughs Pupils Will Discuss Transfer Proposal. Aroused because of the possibility o transfer of seventh and eighth gradi students from the Burroughs School ti the Langdon School, which Is % of i mile distant, parents of the childrei who attend the Burroughs School wil hold two meetings within the next fort night to decide whether a strike of pu pils against the move will become es fectlve early in February. Another meet ing of a special committee of the Bur roughs Citizens’ Association appolntei to investigate the situation, headed b’ Kenneth P. Armstrong, will be held to' morrow night and will be followed by i mass meeting on January 30 to protes against the proposal of the Board o Education to transfer the pupils of thi two upper grades from the Burrough to the Langdon School. The special committee, which me last night, reported three findings, &j follows: That the Board of Educa tion has not acknowledged a letter sen to it on this subject two months ago that a site for a Junior high achoo within two blocks of the Burroughi School has not been taken advantagi of; that the population trend is nortl of Rhode Island avenue in the Bur' roughs territory, and not toward th< Langdon School, and that pressure ii being brought to bear on the Schoo Board to add several rooms at thi Woodridge School. William E. Rabenhorst, president o the Burroughs association, points U the distance between the Burroughs an< Langdon schools as the chief argumeni against the proposed transfer. Thi Burroughs School, he pointed out. ii at Eighteenth and Monroe streets, whili the Langdon School is at Twenty-fourtl and Franklin. According to the com mittee, it is possible to accommodati all the grades in the Burroughs Schoo at present by making full use of all th< class rooms available there. Rhodi Island avenue, he said, is an arteria highway, which would be dangerous foi the children to cross, in case the pro posed change is made. PASTORSEXPEDITE PLANS FOR SURVEY More Than 100 Meet to Siicnai Arrangements for Visitation Evangelism Campaign- More than 100 pastors of loca churches, representing about 30 differ ent denominations, met at the Firs! Congregational Church yesterday to ex pedite arrangements for the Washing ton Directed Survey and Visitatior Evangelism Campaign, which is to b< conducted in February and March. Gifts of approximately SI,OOO, when announced at the meeting, were promptly met with pledges from a num ber of pastors amounting to anothei SI,OOO. Plans for financing the cam paign are in the hands of W. W. Everett and Rev. J. P. Hand, assisted by a com mittee of 50 pastors. Talks were given at the meeting bj Rev. George F. Dudley of Bt. Stephen'! Episcopal Church, Dr. D. A. Robertson of the Church of the Covenant and Rev. A. J. McCartney. A roll of the co operating churches was read by Rev. W. A. Lambeth. The survey is to commence February 9 and continues until February 31. The vititation evangelism campaign is from March 16 to 36. PLAN BANQUET IN HONOR OF ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 1,000 Catholic Men to Take Part in Annual Greeting to Prelate Tonight. Archbishop Curley is to be guest ol honor at a banquet of more than 1,000 Catholic men, arranged by the League oi Laymen’s Retreats, in the Mayflower Hotel tonight. United States District Attorney Leo A. Rover is to be the principal speaker at the banquet, which is the third an nual affair of this kind conducted by the League of Laymen’s Retreats. Many guests prominent in the business, reli gous and diplomatic life of the Capital ity have accepted invitations to be present. Rossa F. Downing will be toastmaster. Walter D. Seller is general chairman of the banquet committee. Each Catholic parish in Washington is sending a large delegation to the banquet. UNIoFfo HAVE PARTY. A dance and card party will be held by the General Accounting Office branch of the Federal Employes’ Union, No. 3, at 3400 Sixteenth street tomor row night. Controller General J. R. McCarl and other officials of the office have been invited to attend, and the three leading candidates for "Mias Federal Employe” in the contest last December have been asked to be present. They are Miss Ruby B. Martin. Veterans’ Bureau, who was chosen "Miss Federal Employe”; Miss Rose Clark and Mias Mary Lauglin. Mies Bemadine K. Leaman is the chairman of the eonfmittee in charge. PAGE B-1 REVENUE BUILDING r T 0 BE COMPLETED " DURING NEXT JUNE Construction Speeded to Fin er ish Structure Month Earlier Dr £ - Than Expected. Df r- E EMPLOYES WILL MOVE S. TO NEW OFFICES IN MAY a 1 h Agencies to Vacate Rented Quar er ten in City Before End »n of Fisoal Tear. I- Eo Uncle Sam’s first great moving day to start the transfer of Government h agencies from all over the National Capital into the projected monumental triangle area will be late In May, and will move more than 3,600 employes out of 10 different buildings, into the new Internal Revenue Building, at a saving in rental of more than a quarter of a million dollars annually. P These facts developed today as it L was learned that the Internal Revenue Building, Tenth and Twelfth. B and C streets, which already was 18 months ahead of its production schedule has S been pushed still further ahead. The first room may be occupied late in the month of May. Earlier estimates placed the building available in June. Under the earlier program it had been planned to have the building oc cupied by July 1, but it now appears that the most part of the building may be largely occupied by June 1. This ?* assures that the rented buildings may •* all be vacated before the end of the fi»c*l year June 30, when annual leases ■ all expire, in til Agencies to Move. l ~ The Government agencies to ba }- moved Into the new Internal Revenue [* Building are in three principal groups: t- The Internal Revenue Bureau of the r * Treasury Department, with more than ■ a 3,500 people, moving out of eight build *y ings; the Board of Tax Appeals, with J - 147 people, moving out of the Earle a Building, and the Court of Customs « and Patent Appeals, with 21 people, » moving out of the National Savings St le Trust Co, Building. 18 The first to move, it was .learned to day, will be the group of 510 Internal !t Revenue Bureau employes located In 18 the Walker Johnson Building, at 1734- 36 New York avenue. This building has 18 been rented at a cost of $43,000 to >• the Government. As it is to be occu -51 pied by the War Department, which Is “ pressed for room, it will be the first to f* be vacated. “ Other buildings occupied by the In * ternal Revenue Bureau, the number of ! e employes and annual rental paid are as 18 follows: 01 The so-called Architects’ Building, le Eighteenth and E streets, 80 employes of the Review Division of the General " Counsel’s Office, at a rental of $13,055- d Preaa Building Offices. it The National Presa Building, Four 1C tee nth and P streets, housing 1,390 em -8 ployes on the floors from third to ninth 18 inclusive, at an annual rent of $167,750. “ The building at 463 Louisiana avenue, i- where rent formerly was paid to pri * vate owners at the rate of $11,500 an -51 nually, but which has been purchased , by the District government for the ■* municipal center, and is now rent free, 11 housing 171 employes. ,r Temporary Building Cat Seventh and B streets aoqthwest, housing 420 employee. Temporary Building, No. 5, at Twen tieth and B streets, housing 57 em ployes. Treasury Annex No. 1. at Pennsyl r vania avenue and Madison street, across the street from the Treasury Depart ment, housing 914 employes. And the Treasury Department Build ia Ing Itself, where are located headquar ters, with Commissioner Robert H. Lucas himself, and where are housed 161 officers and workers of the bureau. Well Under Way. The new building is well under wav at present, Acme of the rooms being i' almost finished now. One of the conveniences to workers •t in the building will be the large eafe * teria on the seventh floor. The total saving in rent for the Bu -2 re * u of Internal Revenue itself is esti * mated at $320,805 annually. The Board of Tax Appeals In the * J" P»y»ns on annual rent of $53,601, and the Court of Customs 1 *nd Patent Appeals in the NaUonal - Co - BulMta ' ■* l This makes a total of roughly $385,000 Pojdout in cash to private owners of buildings, which rent will cease on y June 30. In addition to this, it is esti mated that some of the Government- L, owned buildings vacated will thus give room for shift of other workers and re r* li ev * congestion elsewhere. The big * Treasury annex No. l Building, for instance, is estimated to have a rental y value of .6100,000 annually and will be „ entirely emptied by Internal Revenue and made available for other activities not yet determined. f ENGINIERS TO STUDY , POTOMAC RIVER DAMS Program Designed Ultimately to f Link Capital With Mitiia } aippi Valley. r o A program of study designed ulti r mately to link up the City of Wash . ington with the Mississippi Valley by ea series of waterways was launched to y day by MaJ. Brehon Somervell, District . Engineer for the War Department for 1 the Washington area. Two topographic e parities and a transit party, compris ing about 20 men. are leaving Was-h --. ington today to initiate a study of locks • and dams on I'he Potomac River, in ac cordance with the wishes of Congress , in developing the waterways of the Na e Won - E. J. Merrick, Jr., civil engineer in MaJ. Somervell's office, who Inspects field work in this area, explained today that the parties will start at the upper end of the Great Falls Dam and work upstream to Cumberland, Md. The sur i vey parties now being sent Into the e field will make a study of tha reloca i. tion of roads, railroads and other fa - duties that might be in the path of the proposed development. 1 Under the program It is proposed to i place removable dams of heavy timber i in the Potomac River as aids to navi ” gatlon. Pools will be used for navlga i tion where there are power dams, s Mr. Merrick said that the parties d have finished their surrey work on the ; Shenandoah River in conjunction with i. the fourfold program on hydro-electrio e development. Irrigation, navigation and i. flood control.