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DEDUCED CAR FARE FOR PUPILS ARGUED BEFORE SENATORS District Committee Withholds Action on Mandatory Feature of Merger Resolution. FREE TRANSPORTATION URGED BY NOONAN Clayton Asks Elimination of Bur densome One and Two Cent Transfers. Arguments were heard by the Senate District committee yesterday afternoon in support of making reduced fares for school children mandatory in the street railway merger resolution, but no action taken. William McK. Clayton of the Federa tion of Citizens' Association, and Mercer G. Johnston advocated a reduced rate for children, while John Noonan pre sented a lengthy brief advocating carry ing school children on the cars without charge. Mr. Clayton also made a plea to the committee to provide in the merger for the elimination of what he termed burdensome 1 and 2 cent transfers, by requiring free transfers from street cars to busses as well as between street cars. A third amendment urged by Clayton would require the Utilities Commission to approve the terms of the articles of incorporation of the new company be fore they are recorded under the District code. Question of Approval. Gen. Patrick, chairman of the utilities commission, told the committee the commission sees no necessity for having the commission approve the incorpor ation papers of the new company, and also testified it would be wiser to leave to the discretion of the commission the questions of reduced rates for children and transfers from cars to busses. The merger plan as it stands would give the commission authority to es tablish a special rate for children, and Gen. Patrick told the committee that while the commission has not voted on the question, he firmly believed the commission would take advantage of the authorization “at the earliest practi cable moment.” Charts and Tables Shown. Mr. Noonan presented charts and tables as to the number of undernour ished children in the District in support of his argument that children should be carried free to school. The committee will hold another meeting Friday of next week to consider an amendment offered by Senator Tyd ings. Democrat of Maryland, which, he said, was intended to make certain that after the local traction merger the com mission would have jurisdiction to con sider the conditions under which the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis line enters the District. morrowTsdevoting ATTENTION TO RETURN Hopes to Be in Mexico City Within Two Weeks After Arrival in America. By the Associated Press. LONDON, February 22.—1 t is under stood here that Ambassador Morrow, who is one of the busiest members of the American Naval Conference dele gation, is devoting considerable atten tion to the matter of his return to Mexico after completion of the con ference. He hopes to be able to reach the Mexican capital within two weeks after his arrival in the United States, ar range his business there, and return to New Jersey in connection with the sen atorial toga which he has accepted from that St Ve. HONOR CUP AWARDED TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Community Chest Designates Miss Gibson as Achieving Most Favorable Publicity. Miss Mattie Gibson, superintendent of Children’s Hospital, yesterday re ceived the “Story of the Month” cup awarded each month by the Community Chest to the member organization re ceiving the most favorable publicity during the preceding month. The pres entation took place at the meeting of the Community Chest Publicity Council at the Y. W. C. A. Selection of the Children’s Hospital for the cup was made by Ernest S. Johnston, president of the Washington Advertising Club, and a special com mittee from the board of directors of that organization. Emergency Hospital was ranked second and the Salvation Army third. Yesterday’s meeting was devoted to a discussion of plans for character build ing organizations in the Chest and the possibility of having a national dis cussion on this subject, to be held here later in the year. •FRIZES are awarded IN ART WORK EXHIBIT First Honor Goes to Miss Elizabeth S. Kiser in Bethesda-Chevy Chase School Competition. Selected from exhibits presented by more than 100 art students at the Be thesda-Chevy Chase High School last night, “My Aviator,” a portrait, won first prize of the Evelyn S. Hawley awards for Miss Elizabeth S. Kiser. Presentation of the awards was made by the Chevy Chase branch of the League of American Pen Women. Second prize was awarded David Rozelle for an etching and George B. Bush was awarded third prize for a color sketch. Miss Margaret Ray mond and Miss Peggy Dunbar received honorable mention. The Evelyn S. Hawley awards are presented annually by Mrs. Charles Augustus Hawley through the Chevy Chase branch of the League of Ameri can Pen Women. For essays, prizes were awarded to Charlotte Hazard, Jeanette Schafer and Truman Hobbs. Louise Beane and Bar bara Winkler received honorable men tion. HOLD DANCE TONIGHT. Mr. and Mrs. Buehler Will Be Hosts at City Club. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Buehler will be host and hostess at the George Wash ington birthday dance to be given by the City Club tonight at 10:30 o’clock. The dance will be held in the main dining room. Music will be furnished by the City Club Syncopators. BOY HURT IN TWO ACCIDENTS WITHIN FIVE MINUTES DIES Remo Mattera, Crushed Un der Car, Injured Again on Way to Hospital. Two Others Go to Hospital After Cab and Auto Collide. Crushed under one car late yesterday and further Injured in a cra-h five min utes afterwards while being rushed to | Casualty Hospital. .Remo Mattera, 5- 1 year-old son of Michael Mattera, of 519 Fourteenth street northeast, died in Casualty early today. As a result of the second accident two men are in Casualty suffering from pos sible skull fractures and other injuries. They are Leroy 3urdette, 31, of 1235 C street northeast, and William T. Need ham, 22, of 537 Tennessee a venue north east. Later this morning William Cahill, 15 years old, of 3409 R street was seriously injured when an automobile driven by Dr. Harold V. O’Connell. 23 years old, of Staten Island, N. Y., hit him while at play with companions in the 2000 block of Wisconsin avenue. Cahill was removed to Georgetown Hospital. Little hope is held for his re covery. Dr. O’Connell was arrested on a charge of operating an automobile with bad brakes and is being held at the seventh precinct station pending the outcome of the boy’s injuries. The Mattera boy was knocked down by an automobile in front of 529 Ten nessee avenue, operated by James D. Campbell, colored, 34 years old, of 229 Thirteenth street southeast. The driver is being held at the ninth precinct po lice station pending an investigation. Needham, who witnessed the accident, quickly hailed a passing taxicab, oper ated by Arthur R. Campbell, 32, of 1428 F street northeast, picked up the injured boy and instructed the driver to proceed to Casualty Hospital. At the intersection of Twelfth and D streets northeast the cab collided with an automobile operated by Bur dette, causing the cab to skid and strike a tree, while the other trio was taken LIQUOR LOADED CAR FOUND BY OFFICERS Abandoned Machine Equip ped With Smoke Screen Lacks Licenses. A high-powered touring car, loaded with 276 half gallons of rye whisky and equipped with a smoke screen, was found abandoned at Eighteenth and Newton streets northeast shortly after 7 o’clock this morning by Pvts. W. M. Rosson and C. W. Coleman of the twelfth precinct,. Rosson and Coleman were attracted to the machine by the lack of license plates. An investigation disclosed the whisky stored in 23 boxes in the rear of the car. Apparently engine trouble had forced the rum runners to abandon their au tomobile, police having to tow the ma chine into the precinct. Police are attempting to trace the ownership by the engine number of the car. Maryland and Virginia license records will be searched in hopes of es tablishing the identity of the owner. filipinoTotesTppeal IN CITIZENSHIP case Justice Wheat Grants Motion of TJ. S. to Bevoke and Cancel Naturalization. Ambrose Javier, a Filipino who was granted naturalization papers in De cember, 1924, has noted an appeal to the District Court of Appeals from a decision of Justice Wheat of the Dis trict Supreme Court granting a motion of the United States to revoke and can cel his citizenship. The Bureau of Naturalization opposed the granting of papers in the first instance to the Fili pino on the plea that there is no pro vision of law for admitting him to American citizenship since he was neither of the white or African race. The opposition was brushed aside and Javier given his papers. The United States then made formal appli cation to the court to rescind its action and the case has been pending until Justice Wheat took action yesterday revoking the naturalization of the Fili pino. Assistant United States Attorney Rebekah S. Greathouse represented the Government, while Attorney Julius I. Peyser appeared for the Filipino. LOUISIANA ACADIANS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN AGAINST ILLITERACY Schools of “Evangeline Coun try” Kept Open at Night for Adult Pupils. Pride of French Touched by Having State at Bottom of U. S. List. By the Associated Press. Prom bayous and islands 3,200 men ] and women of the famous “Evangeline Country” in Louisiana are now going to! night schools, determined to pull Louisiana out of the bottom of the illiteracy pit by April 1, when the next census is taken. Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, director of the national illiteracy crusade, who has just returned from Louisiana, describes this nightly moonlit procession under the moss-laden trees as one of the most inspiring and spectacular educational movements which have ever taken place. The Acadians have awakened and under leadership of State Supt. T. H. Harris school superintendents of every parish have trebled their work without pay. Lights are shining nightly In every school house in the “Evangeline Country.” Long before sundown men and women, some white-haired and bent, begin coming by wagon, on foot, on horseback and by rowboat. M. S. Robertson, acting field agent found 119 white men and women on one island who could not read nor write. They are brought to school nightly in rowboats. An old white-haired man arose at the close of one night school session at tended by Mrs. Stewart, and in a voice still strong and clear, sang the “Mar i seillaise.” Os French descent, the Acadians for THE EVENING- STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C„ SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 22, ,VM. ' ,f ) REMO MATTERA. to Casualty. Campbell, the taxi driver, was lodged at the ninth precinct pend ing investigation Two other children were hurt in traffic yesterday. Dorothy Louise Tolliver, 7 years old, of the 1300 block of Ives place south east was treated at Casualty Hospital after she was struck in the face by the handle bars of a motor cycle driven by Elton L. Pumphrey of the 1900 block of Naylor road southeast, the accident hap])ened in the 1400 block of Pennsyl vania avenue southeast. An automobile operated by John Swain of the 3200 block of Northamp ton street hit Robert Rhone, 10, colored, of the 2100 block of Newport place in the 1300 block of Twenty-first street, fracturing the youth's right leg. The boy was treated at Emergency Hospital. Robert H. Hardy, 76 years old, of 2056 Wisconsin avenue, received minor lacerations and bruises about the body last night when an automobile struck him at M street and Wisconsin avenue. The car was driven, police say, by Car roll Rich of R. F. D. 2, Arlington County, Va., who took Hardy to the office of Dr. Joseph J. McCarthy, at 2700 Q street, for treatment. NEGLECT OF SONS BY FATHERS IS HIT Dr. Mark Depp Scores Male Parents Showing More Interest in Golf. Fathers who knew their automobile or I their golf better than they do their own sons w’ere scored last night by Dr. Mark Depp, pastor of Calvary Methodist Epis copal Church, in an address to approxi mately 130 fathers and sons attending the annual “father and son” banquet of the boys’ department of the Y. M. C. A. “Some fathers put in more time with golf' in a day than they do with their boys in a year,” Dr. Depp declared. “They are more closely related to their club members than to their sons. They are more interested in how their motor is performing than in what their chil dren are doing.” “Other Category.” Fathers present at the banquet last night were put in “the other category” by the minister, who pointed out that by manifesting a personal curiosity in the recreation activities of their sons they are demonstrating an essential interest in the welfare of the younger generation. ‘ Dr. Depp advocated a touch closer relationship between father and son than now exists generally. Instead of decreasing with the advance of civiliza tion, paternal responsibilities have in creased and should not be shirked, he declared. Boys of today are no worse than those of past generations, the speaker asserted. Pessimistic views regarding modem youth are due to a lapse of memory regarding boys of yesterday, the clergyman said. Join in Swimming. Worth Shoults, vice chairman of the boys’ committee of the Y. M. C. A., presided at the banquet, which was held In the assembly hall of the Central Y. M. C. A. The boys’ orchestra of the Woodward School furnished music. Mothers of the boys served. Following the repast the guests ad journed to the boys’ department, where the fathers joined the boys in games and swimming. Han Is Beported Hissing. Police have instituted a search for Ray A. Finney, 37, of 615 Florida ave nue, missing from his home since Wed nesday. His mother called police last night and asked police to hunt for her son, who, she said, is lame in the left leg. He was wearing a light gray hat and a blue suit when last seen. •;> A MRS. CORA WILSON STEWART. years have been disposed to drift along in dreamy content. Romance has ap pealed to them more than practical things. But now their pride has been touched. “The stigma of having Louisiana branded as highest in illiteracy in the last census has aroused the Acadians,” says Mrs. Stewart. "Women in home made ‘best dresses,’ some of them grace ful as the famed Evangeline, are seek ing the class room.” History relates that the Acadians, driven from their refuge in Acadia, left the Canadian coast and found a new place of security among the Bayous of Central Louisiana. Longfellow chose as the heroine for his poem one of these refugees, and in St. Martinsville, La., is an aged tree that is pointed out to visitors as “tbs Evangeline Oak.” ’DISTRICT NATIVES SOCIETY TO DEMAND CAPITAL GET VOTE Jesse Suter Named Leader of D. C. Representation Fight Group. NINTH ANNUAL DINNER PLANS ARE LAUNCHED Organization Will Honor Theodore W. Noyes as Washington’s Foremost Native. Appointment of a committee to co operate in the movement to secure national representation for the District was a highlight of the Midwinter con vention of the Society of Natives of the District of Columbia, held last night at the Washington Club. Seven teenth and K streets. rn an address preceding the naming of the committee, Jesse C. Suter, vice chairman of the Joint Citizens’ Com mittee on National Representation, voiced a strong appeal for votes for the District. Several other speeches were delivered appropriate to the eve of Washington’s birthday. Voting Right Fundamental. “Both Washington and Lincoln,” Mr. Suter said, “stood firmly for the funda mental right of the American citizen to participate in the Government, a right which has been completely denied the residents of the District of Columbia. “Washington led our Continental Army through years of hardship to final victory to establish the principle that all men are created free and equal, that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the gov erned and that there should be no taxa tion without representation. He was deeply moved by the decision to build a great Capital City which should bear his name, and he visioned a city that would rival the capitals of the Old World. He pictured a great metropolis having large business interests and commerce. “There is nothing to indicate, how ever, that he pictured a community of political aliens in the city honored with his name. “It is inconceivable, after the hard ships of the Revolution, that he could have pictured a community with a population equal to or greater than any one of eight States of the Union and yet entirely outside the pale of the Constitution—National Government. Lincoln Teaching Controverted. “Lincoln once said, ‘I am opposed to the limitation of the right of suf frage and I am in favor of its extension or enlargement.’ Surely the anomalous condition existing in the National Cap ital does not measure up to the teach ings of Lincoln, the great emancipator.” President Fred A. Emery, who pre sided at the meeting, appointed the following committee to represent the society in the fight to gain the vote for the District: Mr. Suter, chairman; Washington Topham, Theodore W. Noyes, Irwin L. Rose and Lewis S. Hohler. Other speakers in last night’s program were James F. Duhamel, a former mem ber of the New York State Legislature and a native of Washington; Mr. Top ham, former vice president of the so ciety; Mrs. Watson Shelton, who spoke on “Fredericksburg"; and Miss Mar garet E. Forbes, who read an article, “The Mother of Wash ngton,” prepared by Miss Ina C. Emery. To Honor Theodore W. Noyes. Plans for the ninth annual dinner, to mark the tenth year of the society, at which a special tribute will be paid to Theodore W. Noyes, one of its members, as Washington’s foremost native, were announced by the president. The dinner will be at the Raleigh Hotel, on Friday evening, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. The dinner executive committee was named as follows: Fred A. Emery chairman; Judge Gus A. Schuldt, Mrs. Henry Fenno Sawtelle, Ralph L. Hall, Miss May E. Hungerford, Miss Emma A. Bright, James F. Duhamel, Frederick G. Umhan, Mrs. Ella C. Robinson, Miss Etta L. Taggert, Mrs. J. C. Kondrup, Mr. Topham, Miss Mar garet E. Forbes, Irwin L. Rose, Mrs. Irene Dunham, Mrs. Roscoe J. Oatley, Mrs. Watson Shelton, Miss Elizabeth Beresford. Miss Hungerford is chair man of the committee on tickets; Mr. Rose, chairman of the committee on flowers; Miss Beresford, chairman of the committee on printing; Mrs. Robinson, chairman of the committee on music. The full committee on the dinner. It was stated, will be announced later. The president announced that all ticket reservations must be made to Miss Hungerford as promptly as possible. Auxiliary Captains Named. A number of prominent members of the society were named as captains of auxiliary teams for boosting the dinner. Those named were: Mrs. Henry Fenno Sawtelle, Mrs. J. C. Kondrup, Miss Etta L. Taggart, Miss May E. Hungerford. Irwin L. Rose, Mrs. Dorothy Bishop, Mrs. Ida Polkinhom Battle, Lewis S. Mohler, Mrs. Roscoe J. Oatley, Henry Joseph Hallam, William H. Groverman, Washington Topham, Miss Margaret Forbes, Miss Emma A. Bright, Mrs. Irene Dunham, Jesse C. Suter, Percy B. Israel, F. G. Umhau and James F. Duhamel. DEMONSTRATION OF PARTY PROGRAM STO BE GIVEN Several Agencies Will Stage Event at Wilson Normal School for Six Weeks. Games, stunts and party programs will be demonstrated at a play insti tute to be heid for six Monday nights, starting March 3, in the Wilson Normal School, under the direction of several agencies. Included among the organizations sponsoring the undertaking are the Boy Scouts, the Christ Child Society, the Community Center Department of pub lic schools, the District Congress of Parent-Teacher Associations, Friend ship House, the Girl Scouts, the Neigh borhood House, the Noel House, the Oflice of Public Buildings and Public Parks, the physical education depart ment of the public schools, the Wash ington Council of Social Agencies, the Marjorie Webster School, the Welfare and Recreation Association of Public Buildings and Grounds, the Young Women’s Christian Association and the Young Men’s Christian Association. BILL IS FAVORED. Would Permit Commissioners to Make Temporary Appointments. The Senate District committee yes terday authorized Chairman Capper to report favorably the bill requested by the Commissioners, under which they could make appointments to the Board of Public Welfare for the remainder of unexpired terms. The Commissioners told the com mittee that at present when vacancies occur on the Welfare Board before terms are completed appointments can only be made for full six-year terms, which would upset the rule of having the terms of three members of the board expire at regular two-year in tervals. VIEW OF THE NEW COMMERCE BUILDING FROM THE MONUMENT pB|L. The steel framework of the new Department of Commerce Building, viewed from the top of the Washington Monu mfnt - —Star Staff Photo. ARMORY PROPOSAL MEETS OPPOSITION Planning Commission Vetoes Project to Purchase and Remodel Auditorium. . Disapproval of the proposal to spend $1,000,000 for purchase and remodeling of the Washington Auditorium to make I an Armory for the District National Guard was registered yesterday at the meeting of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Legislation i designed to bring this about is now pending in Congress. While the commission placed its veto on this particular program, it is not , abandoning the proposal to find a home for the District National Guard, for it directed that its staff take up studies of a site and type of building that the commission might later recommend. Plan Triangle Committee. A committee of four members of the , commission will be appointed to confer | with the District Commissioners and ' the board of architectural consultants concerning the traffic and transporta tion situation in the triangle. The com mission decided on this course after it had read a letter from Secretary Mellon ! relating to this subject. The special , committee —the personnel of which has , not yet been ascertained—will report . to the next meeting of the commission. The commission considered the elimi , nation of the offsets in Harvard street, . so as to make this thoroughfare an , acceptable traffic artery. A bill is being 1 framed to accomplish this purpose and the commission gave its approval to this principle. The commission's staff will take the matter up with the Dis , trict Commissioners. | Favors Avenue Extension. Included in the list of eight or nine : highway changes, sanctioned by the - commission, one related to Kansas and ’ New Hampshire avenues. The proposal . to extend New Hampshire avenue to the i District line was favored, as outlined . by a committee of the Washington , Board of Trade. The co-ordinating i committee had previously approved this, i leaving Kansas avenue as it stands and this course has been supported by the commission, which officially thanked the Board of Trade for Its co-operation. The commission likewise approved the widening of Piney Branch road from Butternut street to the District line to a width of 120 feet. A proposal had been put forward to reduce this width to 90 feet, but the commission desires it to remain at 120 feet. The commission declined to take ac , tion on the measure introduced by Chairman Capper of the Senate District committee, who is a member of the commission, to establish a new Center Market, under the District government, i The present Center Market, which faces demolition to make way for the Fed eral public buildings program, is under jurisdiction of the Department of Agri ' culture. A spokesman for the commis sion said that body does not desire to take action upon this measure. TWO ARE ARRESTED ON HANDBOOK COUNT Thirty Others Face Disorderly Con duct Charges After Police Raid Store. Bernard Bonner, 32 years old, of 1414 Seward square southeast, and Thomas . W. Smith, 41, the latter colored, were ’ to be arraigned at Police Court today on charges of operating a handbook establishment, lodged against them by second precinct police yesterday after noon, following a raid on a cigar store at 715 O street and an adjoining ga rage. Thirty other persons arrested in the raid were to be tried on charges of disorderly conduct. Capt. Ogden T. Davis and Police man V. D. Hughes and Claude Evans raided the cigar store at 4 o’clock yes terday, arrested the 32 men found in the establishment and seized boards for listing the results of horse races and a radio set and loud speaker, which police said were used to obtain results broadcast from tracks at Havana, New Orleans and Miami. Members of the raiding oarty said the operations room of the establishment was located in the garage in the rear of the store, where a number of telephones, each manned by a bookie, were being used to accept bets. The prisoners wire taken to the sec ond precinct in patrol wagons. Bonner and Smith ;*j<atned their release on $2,000 bond each, while the 30 men charged with disorderly conduct were released under $5 collateral each. FUGITIVE RECAPTURED. Boy Who Escaped Training- School Is Again in Custody. Elmer Olden, 16, colored, of Culllnane court southwest, is back in the Na tional Training School today following his arrest by Policeman O. E. Allen of the fourth precinct. Olden, serving a term of 19 months on larceny charges, escaped from the training school on Tuesday and had not been seen until he was cornered in a lumber yard at Eighth and D streets southwest by Allen last night and taken into custody after he had at tempted to hide;jpneath a lumber pile. SUICIDE ATTEMPT FAILS. Visitor’s Life Saved After He Swal lows Poison. Edward Inglison, 33, of Malden. Mass., who attempted to take his own life last night by draining the contents of a bottle of poison in the men’s room of the Pox Theater, was discharged from Emergency Hospital today after staff physicians pronounced him fully recovered from the effects of his act. Inglison’s body was found slumped on the floor of the men’s room by sev eral patrons. Ushers called an ambu lance and removed the man to Emer gency Hospital. He was treated by Dr. H. Lowden. four Radio board NAMES CONFIRMED Wheeler Criticizes Lawrence Richey and Delays Star buck Vote. Pour of the five members of the Fed- \ eral Radio Commission, all of whose j terms expire tomorrow, were confirmed ; by the Senate yesterday without rec ord votes. The nomination of the fifth member, William B. L. Starbuck of Connecticut, for a four-year term, went over until Monday at the insistence of Senator Wheeler, Democrat, of Montana. He explained he wanted opportunity to in vestigate information given him about Starbuck. Without opposition the nominations of Ira E. Robinson, West Virginia, for a two-year term; of Eugene O. Sykes of Mississippi for a three-year term and of Harold A. Lafount of Utah lor a five-year term, were approved. Richey Criticised. Senator Wheeler voiced objection to relations between Commissioner Charles McK. Saltzman of lowa and Lawrence Richey, one of President Hoover’s sec retaries, in the employment of Tbad Brown of Ohio as chief counsel for the commission. However, he did not stand in the way of confirmation of Saltz man for a six-year term. Senator Couzens, Republican, Michi gan, denied a charge that a "deal” had been made to assure renomination of Commissioners Robinson and Sykes, but he declared thst he suggested to Presi dent Hoover that the commission be allowed to stand as it was in view cf ru mors that power companies were “out to get" the two commisisoners. President Hoover did not promise to reappoint any of them, explained Cou zens, adding, “In fact, I’ve been unsuc cessful getting any satisfactory answer; to questions. He always leaves me hang ing in the air.” Norris Lands Two Members. Senator Norris, Republican, Nebraska, at this point said any one who had been instrumental in Inducing the Pres ident to reappoint Robinson and Sykes had “done a public service.” These two have stood throughout the com mission’s history against “turning over the air” to corporations, he added. Attacking Richey in connection with the appointment of Brown, Wheeler warned: “I want to serve notice now that unless the commission stops tak ing dictation from Lawrence Richey, we’ll have an investigation, and it won’t be to the liking of Lawrence Richey.” TWO HYATTSVILLE FIRES PROMPTLY EXTINGUISHED Automobile and Chimney Blazes Are Small, Due to Firemen’s Speedy Arrival. Special Dispatch to The Star. HYATTSVILLE. Md„ February 22. Prompt work on the part of the Hyatts ville Fire Department, Noble F. Rushe, chief, resulted in two blazes in the fourth ward, the northwest section of the town, doing little damage last night. The alarms were turned in shortly after 9 o'clock within three-quarters of an hour of each other. The first was for a fire, which set ablaze an automobile in the garage at the home of Paul Jackson, 126 Carroll avenue. The automobile was damaged somewhat, but the garage, of metal construction, was not damaged, it was reported. The second alarm was for a chimney fire at the Lanahan resi dence, 57 Oakwood road. It was ex tinguished without damage. SAXTON FUNERAL HELD. Body of Wife of Centenarian Inter red in Arlington Cemetery Vault. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary W. O. Saxton, 93 years old, who died at her home, 1347 Harvard street, Thursday, were conducted In the S. H. Hines Co. funeral home, 2901 Fourteenth street, today at 10:30 o’clock. Rev. Dr. U. Q. B. Pierce, pastor of Ail Souls’ Unitarian Church, officiated. Temporary Inter ment was in a vault in Arlington Cemetery, pending final burial there later. Mrs. Saxton was the wife of Maj. S. Willard Saxton, who has passed his 100th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Saxton celebrated their sixty-ninth wedding anniversary January 26. 'KEECH APPROVAL SEEN NEAT WEEK People's Counsel Nominee Is Given Favorable Report by Committee. Richmond B. Keech probably will be confirmed by the Senate early next week for the office of people’s counsel before the Public Utilities Commission, follow- I ing the approval given his nomination by the Senate District committee late yesterday. The committee voted a favorable re port after Mr. Keech had appeared and answered numerous questions by Sen ator Blaine, Republican, of Wisconsin, as to his legal experience and what he would consider to be his duties as peo ple’s counsel. Evidently satisfied by the examination of the nominee, the com mittee announced its approval after a brief executive session. In response to one of Blaine’s ques tions, Keech said he would consider the people as his clients and work as hard ,as possible for their interests. He also said he construed the law to be that I the people's counsel should not only i consider matters brought to him by the public, but should also take the ini tiative in behalf of the public if neces sary. Senator Blaine asked the nominee a number of questions about the elements to be considered in arriving at a pub lic utility valuation, such as the amount prudently invested as well as reproduc tion cost. Keech told the committee he was a native Washingtonian, 34 years old and engaged in the general practice of law for eight years, the last five of which he has spent in the office of the cor poration counsel of the District. The people’s counsel is paid $7,500 a year. taxi drTverheld UP BY 2 MEN AND WOMAN Night’s Heceipts of $8 Taken After Trio Engage Cab as f Passengers. Arthur Sheahin of 107 Fifth street northeast, a taxi driver for the Diamond Cab Co., was held up by two colored men and a colored woman shortly after 2 o’clock this morning near Alabama and Anger avenues southeast and rob bed of SB. Sheahin told police of the eighth precinct the trio had hailed his cab on S street and instructed him to drive to an address on Alabama avenue, where the two men covered hifh with pistols and took his night's receipts. Three offices in the Chestnut Farms Dairy Building at 2525 Pennsylvania avenue were entered and two desks rob bed of $lO2. A desk in the office of Jacob Kraft was rifled and $92 taken while $lO was obtained from a desk in the office of Edward L. Diffuise. The office of Wil liam H. Clark was also entered and a desk ransacked, but an investigation failed to reveal any theft. Clothing valued at $75 was stolen from the automobile of Von L. Gericken of Columbus, Ohio, last night while the machine was parked in front of the Metropolitan Hotel. COMMISSIONERS 0. K. YACHT HARBOR PLANS Corinthian Club Plans Basin Near Old James Creek Canal, Ad jacent to Barracks. Plans of the Corinthian Yacht Club to set up a yacht harbor near the old James Creek canal adjacent to Wash ington Barracks were approved by the District Commissioners yesterday. The yacht club was forced to move from its old quarters on the Virginia shore of the Potomac next to Highway Bridge to make way for the development of the George Washington Memorial Boulevard to Mount Vernon. The plans call so» dredging a yacht basin, using the material to fill the old canal. The club’s grounds will lie south of V street southwest between First and Canal streets, and the prop erty will be beautifully landscaped. The old canal is now being used as a dump by the City Street Cleaning Department, but Engineer Commission er William B. Ladue, impressed with the development of that section of the city possible through the yacht club's plans, decided to order the refuse cumped elsewhere, although the cost to the city would probably be increased. The club is planning a basin with berths for 160 yachts, a speedboat har bor with 40 berths, and an outboaid motor basin with 25 births. WILL CLIMB MOUNTAIN. .. > - Approximately 100 members of the Potomac Appalachian Club left this morning on a hike into the Blue Ridge Mountains. The party, headed by Thomas Griffin and Myron Glaser, planned to make an ascent of the, famous Old Rag Mountain, which is more than 3,400 feet high. « I The hikers will spend tonight at Sperryville, Va., and return here tomor row nigjgf. APPROVAL GIVEN 23 , TRAFFIC CHANGES BY COMMISSIONERS One Bars Auctioning of Autos on Streets and Another Lim its Commercial Loads. SIZE AND WEIGHT EXCESS TO REQUIRE PERMITS Parking and One-Way Street! Chiefly Concerned in Hew Harland Buies. Twenty-three changes in the exist ing traffic regulations, proposed by Traffic Director William H. Harland were approved by the District Com missioners yesterday. The changes are for the most part minor in character, affecting the parking on short stretches of street. Two of them, however, are general in scope. One prevents the auction sales of automobiles on the streets. The other prescribes maximum lengths and weights for commercial loads and provides that when loads in excess are to be carried a permit must be secured which Would specify tne route to be followed and the time at which the Journey is to be made. This last w’as the direct result of a tie-up of traffic on the Anacostia Bridge when a large steam shovel broke down as it was being hauled across. New Short Stretches. Four new short stretches of one-way streets were set up: Thirty-sixth street, | from O to P streets, southbound; Swan street, from Fourteenth to Seventeenth streets, eastbound; Church street, from Fourteenth to Eighteenth streets, west bound; Center street, from Meridian place to Newark street. The other changes, all of them park mg, are as follows: Cedar street, from jis to Eastern avenue, no parking on north side at any time; Devonshire pUce, no parking on north side at any time; Fuller street, from Sixteenth to Seventeenth streets, no • parking on , at any time; Kalorama road, from Eighteenth street to Connecticut avenue, no parking on south side from 8 to 9:15 o’clock in the morning and no parking on north side from 4 to 6 o clock in the afternoon; Lamont street, from Sixteenth street to Hiatt time'' no Parking on south aide at any N and Other Streets. N street, Seventeenth to Eighteenth, two-hour parking on north side from 8 o dock in morning and 6 o'clock at night; New Jersey avenue, from H to I streets, west side no parking, 8 to 9:15 o clock in the morning: Pennsylvania avenue northwest from Twenty-first to Twenty-second street, two-hour park ing from 8 o’clock in the morning until 6 o'clock at night. W street northwest, from Fourth street to Georgia avenue, no parking on south side at any time and from Fourth to Fifth street no parking at any time on north side; Thirteenth street northwest, from lowa Circle to Florida avenue, no parking on west side from 8 to 9:15 o’clock in the morning and on east side from 4 to 9 o’clock in the afternoon; Fifteenth street north west, no parking on w—side from 8 to 9:15 o’clock in the morning and no parking on east side from 4 to 6 o’clock at night; Nineteenth street northwest from Pennsylvania avenue to K street two-hour parking from 8 o’clock in the , morning until 6 o'clock in the evening. Summit Plact Affected. Summit place, from T street to Rhode Island avenue, no packing on east side from 9 o’clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night on School days; Todd place, from North Capitol to Second streets, no parking on south side from 9 o’clock in the morning until 9 o’clock at night on school days. Pennsylvania avenue southeast, from Sixth to Seventh street, one-hour park ing 8 o’clock in the morning until 9 o’clock at night; P street, between North Capitol and First, closed to traffic . during certain school recess hours; Otis street, between Warder and Sixth, dosed during certain school hours; Twenty seventh street, from Woodley road to alley north, closed to traffic during cer tain school hours; Washington circle, no parking at any time from Plaza Apartment entrance east to car stop. AIRWAY COMMERCE LAWS BEING IGNORED Violations of Begulations Shown to Have Largely Increased Dur ing the Year 1929. The number of violations of the air commerce regulations and other laws governing the use and flying of air craft in the United States increased steadily during 1929. according to sta tistics made public today by the aero nautlcs branch of the Department of' Commerce, charged with enforcement of the air navigation laws. There were 523 violations dealt with durinif the year, resulting in the as sessment of fines totaling $4,755 in 179 cases. Os the 523 cuses handled 55 were dismissed for lack of sufficient evi dence. Reprimonds were dealt to 163 pilots, 110 licenses were suspended and 16 licenses were revoked altogether, permanently grounding the offenders. The statistics are summed up by three-month periods, the first quarter of the year showing 96 violations, the . second 114, the third 129 and the fourth 184. There „were 102 cases dealing with violation of the regula tions against low flying, 95 for “stunt flying,” 94 for the flying of licensed airplanes by unlicensed -pilots, 15 for failure to display proper identification, numbers. 6 for flyiqg without naviga tion lights and 211 for miscellaneous offenses. - ■■ill—.- » GRAVELLY POINT URGED AS DISTRICT AIRPORT Women’s Club Groups Insist an Early Action in Providing Capi tal With Aviation Equipment. After approving the establishment of a permanent model airport for th>Na tlonal Capital on the Gravelly Point site, members of the aviation section and the city planning committee of the Woman’s City Club yesterday evening urged the immediate provision of a temporary airport for the District of Columbia until the Gravelly Point site can be made ready. The Joint recommendations of the two units will be submitted to the governing board of the club at its regular March meeting. The members did not specify any site for the temporary field but recommended that it be located as close as possible, to the business section of the city. Chicago Hotel Xan Succumbs. CHICAGO, February 22 VP). —Carl C. I Wressler, 58 years old, part owner and * operator of the Atlantic Hotel for the last 30 years during the time it was . known as the Kaiserbof, died today.