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AGAINST OFFICERS photographer Fails to Push 1 $150,00 Action Charging j False Arrest. BT GEORGE PORTER, Stall Correspondent of The Star, i UPPER MARLBORO, Md., April 12. •—-Dismissal of the suit for $150,000 damages against three Prince Georges County police officers, and the son of cne of them for alleged false arrest has been asked by counsel for Raymond Fernstrom and Mabel L. Fernstrom, his Wile. Fernstrom, a news-reel photographer, formerly assigned at the White House, is now at work in New Jersey and does not care to bring his wife to Marlboro lor the trial, according to a letter re ceived by State Senator Lansdale G. passcer, defense counsel, from Charles C. Collins, attorney for the plaintiffs, in which he asks the dismissal. Formal court orders lor the dismissal are now being prepared and will be docketed ■within the next lew days. The officers sued were Deputy Sheriff A. W. Hepburn of Brentwood, County Policeman V. M. Nichols of Bowie and Deputy Sheriff Harry Robinson of Brentwood. A. W. Hepburn, jr., son of the deputy sheriff, also is named in the suits. Fernstrom was returning from Sher wood Forest along the Defense Highway the night of August 17, 1929, when ar rested by the officers for speeding. He claimed he was rushing his wife, who was in a delicate condition, to Wash ington for medical attention. When the rase came before Police Court Judge J. Chew Sheriff the charge against j’ernstrom was dismissed. Subsequently Attorneys Collins. Brault pnd McArdle filed suit against the offi cers, asking $50,000 damages for the injury to Femstrom’s reputation and SIOO,OOO damages because his wife “be came seriously ill and suffered with hemorrhages” as a result ol the excite ment and delay of the ACREAGE FOR AIRPORT TENDERED AT MEADOWS JI. E. Pumphrey Advises Senator Bingham of Gift on Behalf of Citizens. . By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. MEADOWS. Md.. April 12 —On be- Jialf of the citizens of this community, Everett E. Pumphrey has tendered Sen ator Bingham, chairman of the Joint Commission on Airports, an offer of an 800-acre tract of land on Camp Springs road, near here, for an airport. The site is about 6\ 2 miles from Washington. INSURANCE MAN DIES JJ. G. Woodahl, Lynchburg, Suc cumbs to Attack of Pneumonia. Special Dispatch to The Star. LYNCHBURG, Va„ April 12.—Deca pero G. Woodahl, 42 years of age, dis trict manager for the Continental Life Insurance Co. here, died at his home on the Forest road after a week's illness pf pneumonia. He was a native of Pittsylvania County, but had lived here 13 years. He was a member of West End Meth odist Church and is survived by his Widow. Mrs. Mattie Watkins Woodahl, and the following children: Bernard, Corelle, Inez, Evelyn, Josephine, Lester *md Celeste Woodahl. Two others, Janies Woodahl of Reidsville, N. C., pod Lloyd Woodahl, Ruffner, N. C., also turvive. ROCKVILLE. ROCKVILLE. April 12 ( Special) Directors of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau Supply Co. held their an nual meeting here and re-elected Josiah W. Jones, president; G. Rust Canby, pice president, and Miss Katherine Ben feon, secretary-treasurer. In celebration of the eightieth birth- Hay anniversary of Mr. Gideon D. JSriggs, about 30 of Mr. and Mrs. Briggs’ children, grandchildren and other rel atives gathered at their home in Gaithersburg Wednesday evening. All of Mr. and Mrs. Briggs’ children, felrs. George Stuart and Mrs. Charles Phoebus of Washington, Mrs. James E. Duvall of Damascus and Mrs. Marshall Walter and Mr. Frederick Briggs of Gaithersburg were present, as were •virtually all of the couple’s 11 grand phildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Briggs has been a lifelong resi lient of Montgomery County. A license has been issued by the jelerk of Circuit Court here for the mar riage of George H. Cooper, 31, and Miss Elizabeth Manney, 23, both of ■Washington. The Montgomery County Social Service League had 289 families under care during the month, according to la report of Miss Irma Mohr, county (director. • . , The visits made in the work during the month totaled 802, the miles trav eled aggregated 4,258 and 192 office in terviews were held. There were a marked decrease in the giumber of applications for help, indicat ing, according to the report, that em ployment conditions had improved. A total of 48 families received relief dur ing the month. G. Scott Duvall has been appointed fend qualified for a third term of four years as postmaster at Gaithersburg, ♦his county. The appointment was Made, it is understood, upon the recom- Inendation of Representative Frederick H Zihlman. A successor to the late Willis B. Bur dette as postmaster at Rockville is ex pected to be announced shortly. There are understood to be eight applicants. The assistant postmaster, George W. Mullican, has been acting postmaster fetoce the death of Mr. Burdette several Weeks ago. _ • The funeral of Thomas Sewell Orn dorff, 76. former well known Washing ton business man, who died Jit his home at Brookevllle, this county, following a long illness, took place here this morn ing Burial was in Rockville Union Cemetery. Mr. Omdorff was unmarried. INVESTIGATE , TIMKEN | OIL BURNER }• ; , i WHO makes it | makes a difference The product of the TIMKEN DETROIT CO., a twenty million dollar corporation, the largest in the industry. '.!*~ . V * • Oil Burner Corp. ■ r 1104 Vermont Ave. • Tel. North 3701 tiHfeßEggjjj-. ALEXANDRIA. | ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12 (Spe cial).—Approximately SI,OOO damage age was done to the second-floor apart ment of a building at the southeast cor- j ner of Queen and Payne streets here about 6 o’clock last night when fire broke out in the living room. The ex act cause of the fire Is unknown, but firemen believe that It probably started from a cigaret, which caught the over stuffed furniture. Quick work by Mo- t tor Co. No. 5 and Truck No. 1 of the local Fire Department prevented the fire spreading through the frame build- t ing, the lower floor of which is occupied £ by a store. Salvage covers spread over t the stock in the store prevented any £ great water damage. The apartment and store was occu- 1 pied by Isadore Shapiro and the build-' t ing Is owned by the William Peck es- i tate. Loss is covered by Insurance. The teacher training course which 1 has been in progress at the Second i Presbyterian Church each eevning this < week closed last night. Miss Orena Me- < Ilwaine of Richmond, Va., has been conducting the class. , 1 William H. Travers, 119 South Pitt i street, died Thursday night at his resi- • dence following a long Illness. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the late residence and will be conducted by Rev. E. R. Spen cer, pastor of the Trinity M. E. Church. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery. Tne deceased for many years had been employed as a night watchman by mer chants on King street. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Travers; three daughters and one son. A week’s revival service will begin at the Washington Street Methodist Epis copal Church South tomorrow evening, with the regular service at 8 o’clock. The revival will be in charge of Rev. D. L. Snyder, the pastor. Services will continue each evening except Saturday. J. Andrew Jacobs, 19, 415 South Pitt; street, an Alexandria High School stu- ■ dent, narrowly escaped serious injury | when his motor cycle was in collision with an auto here last night. Jacobs was treated at the Alexandria Hospital for lacerations to his nose and other cuts. His clothing was saturated with gasoline in the accident. RALLY DAY SERVICES Special Features at Xellar Memo rial Lutheran Church. The Sunday School of Keller Me morial Lutheran Church, Maryland avenue and Ninth street northeast, will hold a rally service tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. Special features will be presented. The International Sun ' day School lesson will be taught from | the platform. The public is invited. | _ R6s coe Wines, secretary of the Sun- 1 day school, has completed 25 consecu tive years of service in that position. The S. S. Santa Clara, built at Cam den, N. J., for South American trips, Is the fastest passenger liner ever built in the United States for foreign trade. ft Religious Books f°r S Lent and Eastertide WM. BALLANTYNE & SONS BOOKSELLERS AND 14 01 T? C* STATIONERS T 31. THE COLLIER INN, Inc. jj Columbia Rd. at 18th St. N.W. ss TRY our delicious Chicken Salad Sgl for your next Home Party— |gg| also Sandwiches. Ice Cream and s== Pastries—a complete and satisfying catering service—sure to please you. he Columbia 3942 j STORE Near Corner 11th and F Sta. N.W. For Lease Available Now For Further Information See Walter A. Brown Nat’l 1652 1400 H St. N.W. L l EASTER APPROACHES Anticipate Your FLORAL NEEDS and let ua have the order aoon Blachiitone service is perfect National 4905 14th St. I 1 POPULAR EXCURSION Washington, D. C. and Alexandria, Va. TO Round Trip Charlottesville, Va. ..$3 00 Culpeper, Va......... 2.00 i Danville, Va. ..._.. 5.00 Lynchburg, Va. —.4.00 Orange, Va 2.59 SATURDAY April 19th, 1930 Tlekets will be honored on train No. 31 or aeetion thereof, leaving Washington (Union Station) 9:40 P.M.. Alexandria, Va., 9:57 P.M., . April 19th. Returning, tickets good on ull reg- I nlar trains EXCEPT CRESCENT LIMITED, up to train 39, leaving above points Monday, April 21st. Similar excursions will be operated May 10th. Slsti June 14th; July 12th; , Aurust 2nd, 39th; September 29th, and October 11th. i Tlekets and information at City Ticket Office, Southern Railway, Me- IPherson Snuare, Union Station, also Union Station. Alexandria, Va. 1———R THE EVENING BTAR, WASHINGTON, P. P„ SATURDAY, > APKDD 12, 1930. BOY HITS PRINCIPAL, IS GIVEN SENTENCE Six-Year Term for Maryland Youth Is Meted Out Condi tionally. Special Dispatch to The Star; ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 12.—An at tack on his principal in the elementary school at Pasadena, 10 miles north ol Annapolis, in which other pupils fled to safety during a spirited exchange of blows, resulted in 15-year-old William Hook getting a conditional six-year sen tence in the .Maryland School for Boys at Baltimore. The penalty was meted out by Po lice Justice C. W. Mulligan, in a hearing at Pasadena. The youth was arrested during the afternoon on a warrant charging assault and battery. The magistrate ordered that young Hook be committed to the Baltimore in stitution until he is 21 years old. He Woodward & Lothrop * % New Groups of Golden Anniversary Year Specials Bring Fashion’s Easter Frocks and Silk Ensembles For Women j y and Misses W Down Stairs Store Golden Anniversary Year feiP viy .., . mKB&fV ti Th esc Golden Anniversary Year Special frocks .. . M ■fljsHHlll SPECIALS I 1 bought from makers of our r gular frocks ... in jj terpret the very smartest of Spring and Easter VHiSIJr U—. The. fuliMMiglM (at... and slylt. $2.25 W I Fabrics at $23.75 \ Golden Anniversary Year Special jAy Flattering brims, poke shapes and off.the- ' sttltUoj Silk Prints HHHjJ face styles ... of lacy 3traws, baku and £Yw/|B£S Flat Crepe smart imitation hair fabrics that usually fmlßl Georgette , fxCvWUw sell much more. Green, tan, brown, navy |W|H Chiffon fjHngSjji Misses’ and Women’s Fashion Points at $23.75 Women's and Misses' Dresses, Tinas Ftoos. JBK Other Golden Anniversary Year Specials special on Sofa Beginning Monday Sports and dress coats with smart Pastel Chiffon Men's Plain and “Dusty” Pastels in capes, fitted waists, . TT-wtr - t r r-ai gored skirts, of Handkerchiefs Fancy Hose Blousettes velveteen, basket weave, covert, trico- $1 v $ y. 95 laine, lacy tweeds A, and Canton crepe. Gay printed chiffons to carry Silk-asd-rayon in • the right Soft greens, blue, yellow and Trimmed with \ / with your sports frocks . . . weight for wear now and flesh —so flattering during hroadfail, lapin, dyed , ' / dainty lace-trimmed styles and through the warm weather. warm weather-are the shades . i . I / , A , Plain colors with fancy clocks in which you may choose these squirrel, mole and K two-toned applique effects for vie with striped for blousettes. so in demand be fox paw. Unusual /Vs more formal wear. Just when your favor ... and both are in cause Fashion prefers suits, values at $19.75. jJj* your wardrobe needs such equally good taste. We sell Sheer handkerchief linen with The Down Stairs Store. 0* blythe accessories this Golden socks like these regularly for . ruffles and hand faggoting . .. , Anniversary Year Special pro- much more. It is wise to buy or batiste, with lace-trimmed vides rare economies. a supply at this saving. collars of ties. ; HANDKERCHIEFS, AISLE 8, FIRST FLOOR. THE MEN’S STORE, SECOND FLOOR. NECKWEAR, AISLE 15, FIRST FLOOR, I ... | ' Novelty Jewelry for Easter Costumes CoU y”J£:S"’ * ■ , NECKLACES A limited collection of costume jewelry of the type that has been eagerly bought at much higher prices. PRYSTAL RRACFLETS The group includes green, lapis, chrysoprase, jade green, amethyst and coral effects. Both pendant and ALL-METAL choker style necklaces. * cTAvr* put .... . r EARRINGS Novelty Jewelry, Aisle 10, First Floor. STONE • SET METAL conditioned this sentence, however, in declaring that he would place the boy on parole for a year in the custody of his parent, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hook, if they could manage him or else place him In an Institution of their own choice. They were given 10 days to make a decision. CARS CRUSH MAN J. W. Siglar of Martinsburg Killed in Bailway Accident. Special Dispatch to The Star. MARTINSBURG, W. Va.. April 12. : Jacob William Siglar, 26, of this city | was instantly killed yesterday, when : caught between railroad cars at a lime stone plant near here, where he was | emoloyed. Justice J. D. Smith, acting coroner, conducted an Inquiry, held death accl dental and an Inquest unnecessary. His [ head was crushed and a foot and an . arm cut off. ! The latest figures show one radio re • celver for every 12 Vz persons in the : United States. PRE-EASTER SERVICE Church of Brethren Program Fol lows Kemahan Campaign. Following the Kemahan campaign, the Washington City Church of the Brethren will have pre-Easter services throughout next week. H. A. Backe myer is the evangelist, and the pastor, Rev. F. F. Holsopple, will speak at each service. Palm Sunday morning the theme is Christ’s entry to Jerusalem. The eve ning wiil be devoted to a study of bap tism and its place in the Christian church. Good Friday evening there will be a pageant, entitled “The Challenge of the Cross.” Church Ladies’ Food Sale. FALLS CHURCH, Va.. April 12 (Spe cial).—Ladies of the Falls Church Pres byterian Church will give a food sale this afternoon at East Falls Church. Mrs. John Bethune, Mrs. E. L. McNair. Mrs. Mary Ryer, Mrs. John Trabold and Mrs. George Thompson are in charge. METROPOLITAN A. M. E. Dr. Thomas Win Preach on “Day of Palms.” Palm Sunday at Metropolitan A. M. E. Church will also be observed as women’s day. There will be distribution of palms, followed by the sermon by the minister, Dr. William H. Thomas, who will preach on “The Day of Palms.” At the evening service there will be a special women’s day program, with a short address by Dr. Thomas. Mrs. Rosetta Ormes Robinson is the chair man of the women's day committee. I ‘ BRIG. GEN. MILTON DIES Artillery Reserve Officer Victim of Pneumonia at Roanoke. ROANOKE, Va., April 12 (4>).—Brig. ; Gen. Marshall M. Milton, Artillery Re . serve, aged 50, of Staten Island, N. Y., . died after a brief attack of pneumonia l He served as colonel during the World War. STOREKEEPER IS ROBBED OF $625 BY ARMED THIEF Bandit Enters Home and Takea Cash Prom Desk, Holding Youth at Bay With Pistol. Special Dispatch to The Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., April 12.—A robber walked Into the home of Daniel O. Bevln, general storekeeper at Paw Paw, W. Va., near here, held up a young son of Bevin and escaped with $625 in cash, which Bevin had. drawn from the bank earlier to cash checks of railroad men of the community. The robber went directly to the desk, where the money was placed, apparently being well acquainted with the hiding , place. He threatened the youth with a gun and after getting the money, backed from the door and fled in the darkness. A posse from town failed to find him. A proposed subway in London will l necessitate the removal of the statue of King William IV. A-5 OLD DURHAM SERVICES By a Staff Correspondent of The Btar. LA PLATA, Md., April 12.—Special music by the newly reorganized choir, blessing of the palms, communion and a sermon by the pastor will feature Palm Sunday’s observance at Old Durham Church, Ironsides, tomorrow. A passion service from noon to 2 p.m. Is an nounced for Good Friday. . \ At the close of the short Easter service next Sunday the vestry for the coming year will be elected. GUTTERS RUN WITH WINE MEXICO CITY. April 12 OP).—A dis patch from Vera Cruz yesterday said the gutters of that city ran with wine after police raided saloons and other liquor stores on charges of violating the I state alcoholic law and dumped great i quantities of wine into the streets. ! The State of Vera Cruz recently j passed a law Imposing a heavy tax on 1 wines in support of‘the federal govern ment’s efforts to rid Mexico of liquor.