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j TRADING IN SMITH BONDS RESULTS IN BROKER’S ARREST; Gustav C. Hertz Is Accused of Falsely Representing Securities Prices. WELLWOOD HASTINGS IS NAMED IN WARRANT Defendant Surrenders Books, Let ters. Records and Documents to Custody of Government. Charged with a conspiracy to sell, buy and trade in bonds and stocks at; misrepresented prices, Gustav C. Herts. j president of the North American In vestment Bankers, Inc., was arrested: this morning at his offices, 1108 Invest- j ment Building, and his records seized by i the Government in a raid conducted by Nugent Dodds, special assistant to the | Attorney General. j * Mr. Dodds said that the company was trading in P. H. Smith Co. securities and was dealing with the customers of that company. Another official of the company, Wel)- wood P. Hastings, was named also in . the warrant, which had been issued by! United States Commissioner Needham Turnage. Hastings, however, was not in the office today and was said to be In Virginia. Mrs. Hastings, who was an employe of the company, according to Mr. Dodds, was in the office at the time of the raid. The raid was conducted by Mr. Dodds, and the arrest was made by United States Deputy Marshal J. W. Clarkson. 1 Hertz, when advised of his arrest, i voluntarily surrendered all of his books, , documents, letters and records, which , were taken into custody of the Govern- ' ment. 1 Hertz was arraigned before Commis- r aioner Turnage and planned to make . bond. ‘ Held in SIO,OOO Bond. When arraigned before Commissioner , Turnage, Hertz was held in SIO,OOO ! bond at the request of Assistant Dis- | trict Attorney Neil Burkinshaw, who \ -Insisted on that figure, despite a plea , by Hertz for a smaller amount. The defendant already is under bond of $7,500, growing out of an indictment ; for perjury returned against him in May. 1929, by the District grand jury ! Hertz, formerly an accountant for the ; Hamilton Hotel Corporation, was in- ; dieted for perjury after he had testified ; in the Hamilton Hotel bankruptcy case. His home is in Falls Church, Va. j Hertz asked Commissioner Turnage j to drop the charges against Hastings, explaining that the latter was merely ] an employe in his office and knew i nothing of the alleged criminal trans- | actions. “I am willing to assume full i responsibility for whatever criminal < acts, if any, were committed,” Hertz told Mr. Turnage. Agents Probe for 6 Months. Agents of the Department of Jus tice have been investigating Hertz . activities here for about six months. They charge in the formal complairt against him that he would buy up good Smith company securities at prices far below their real value, and . that he would buy securities of less actual value for low prices and sell them by means of fraudulent advertis ing, at figures far In excess of their true value. The complaint cites three : specific instances in which it is al leged persons in Richmond.- Va- and Newport, R. 1., were solicited by Hertz. PAY INCREASE BILL AGREEMENT REACHED Senate and House Ready to Ap prove Identical t . Measures. The way has been cleared for final Approval of the police and firemen’s pay ■ Increase bill, with the Senate and House j ready to approve an identical bill which has been compromised so as to meet' with a complete agreement. Chairman j Simmons of the House subcommittee on District appropriations had hoped to of fer a unanimous consent request to send this bill to conference with the Sen ate, but, owing to the Speaker having a crowded program, he was unable to make the arrangements today. Chair man Simmons expects to be recognized by the Speaker tomorrow for this pur pose. All parties of interest have agreed on the wording of the bill that is to be finally enacted. This will contain only one change from the bill as It passed the House. That change allows the District Commissioners to compute the retirement pay so as to give police and firemen on the retired roll the benefit of the new pay schedules adjusted to correspond with the seriousness of their disability. MORE VIRGINIA BANKS USE SERVICE CHARGE Claims Made That Considerable Work Has Been Performed at an Actual Loss. National and State banks In Winche<- , ter and Frederick Counties. Va., are among the last in the State to levy service charges. They will become ef fective July 1. The banks claim that, while the expense of conducting busi ness has increased greatly, the income from money loaned has remained the same, and that considerable of the work has been performed at an actual loss. A fee of 25 cents will be charged for collecting notes left for collection, or any renewal thereof. A charge of 50 cents a month will be made on balances less than SSO. A similar charge will apply to savings accounts, but no charge will be made unless the depositor draws more than five checks monthly. There will be a minimum fee of 50 cents for discounting any note. No * savings checks will be paid unless the deposit book is presented. A charge will be imposed for issuing cashier’s or certified checks. A fee of 25 cents will be charged on each check drawn against insufficient funds, and a JSO - fee will be charged for each 10 ad ays or fraction thereof that any note ,s carried past due, in addition to the Interest, BRIGHT RAY AT ELECTRIC LEAGUE OUTING ! _ + + + Miss Dorothy Cook, one of the 200 $H:v contestants in a bathing beauty contest y- * League at Chapel Point, Md., next Wed- MISS RIGGS ESTATE SET AT SI ,1,000 Will of Daughter of Banking House Founder Filed for Probate. Miss Jane A. Riggs, daughter of George W. Rigg=, founder of the bank ing house of Riggs & Co., who re cently died, left an estate in excess of $1,200,000, according to the petition of her executors, the Nat onal Savings & Trust Co., and her cousin, Alfred Ran dolph Riggs, for the probate of her will. She owned premi'es 1617 I street, assessed at $466,736; premises 1842 Sixteenth street, assessed at $51,000; premises 1709 H street, assessed at $42,202. and premises 1806 First street, assessed at $5,897. Her personal es tate, Including securities, is estimated at $636,000. Her nearest relatives are nephews, nieces and a grandnephew and include Elisha Franc s Riggs of Prince Georges County, Md.: ThomSs Lawrason Riggs, New Haven, Conn.; Antoine and George D? Geofroy of Lausanne, Switzerland; Henry M., Janet. M. C. and Alice L. Howard of England; Marie E. Van Recum of Gotzenhaln, Germany, and Henry Howard of Houston, Tex. Bequests of SIO,OOO each are made to her nephews, Henry M. Howard. Antoine and George DeGeofroy. and $5,000 to a grand nephew, Henry Howard. George town University Hospital, Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Joseph’s Male Orphan Asylum, St. Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum. St. Ann’s Infant Asylum and St.‘ Matthew’s Catholic Church are each to have SI,OOO. Elisha Francis Riggs, a nephew. Is given a life interest in the Riggs Farm in Prince Georges County, Md., and Benjamin Dunmore, a family servant, is to have the life use of premises 1806 First street and at his death his daugh ter Blanche Is to have the property for life, the taxes on the latter property to be borne by the Riggs estate. The remaining estate is given to the National Savings & Trust Co. and Al fred Randolph Riggs, as trustees, to set aside a sufficient sum to pay the fol lowing life annuities: One thousand five hundred dollars each to Marie E. Van Recum, Janet M. C. Howard, Alice L. Howard and Mary F. McMullen; S6OO each to Alice M Walsh and Benjamin Dunmore and S3OO to Kate Weber. The rest of the estate is to be equally di vided and the income for life from one half of It Is to be paid to her nephew. Thomas Lawrason Riggs, for life, and at his demise one-half of his share of the trust estate Is to be paid over to Antoine and George De Geoffroy and the other distributed among Henry M.. Janet. M. C. and Alice R. Howard and Marie E. Van Recum. The income from the other half of the estate, after the annuities have been provided, Is to be paid to another ! Nephew, Elisha Francis Riggs, during ; his life, and at his death the trust fund. I from which he had been paid the in come. shall be distributed among his I descendants. EVIDENCE THROWN AWAY AS ARREST ENDS CHASE Handbag Believed Full of Stolen Property Lands in Passing Automobile. Raymond Wood, 25 years old, who, police declare, has spent most of his life in prison, was willing to be ar rested, but he was determined that he should not be caught with “the goods” on him. When hotly pursued on F street yes terday afternoon by two policewomen, Mrs. Cecelia Clarke and Miss Jane Knight, both shoplifting specialists, gave a handbag, which police said was filled with stolen property of many de partment stores, a fling. It struck on 1 the rear seat of a passing automobile and police so far have been unable to recover it. However, stolen property, valued at $4, Mrs. Clarke reported finding on Wood’s person. He was brought Into Police Court today and the case con tinued until tomorrow at the request of the Government. An effort will be made to find the missing bag. HEN IN DETECTIVE’S BACK YARD IS BY-PRODUCT OF CRIME MERGER Abandoned by Thief Who Steals Automobiles to Aid in Chicken-Pilfering Business. The old hen which clucks and claws about In Detective Prank Alligood’s back yard la a sort of feathered link i between two diversified branches of crime. i Alligood says she is the by-product of i a new merger in the automobile theft . and chicken stealing business and therefore a more valuable clue tnan • tidbit. I The hen was abandoned along with i a stolen automobile belonging to Harry ■ Blankenship of 139 Bates street by a l man with a novel idea. > The idea consists of picking up some ! body’s car parked in Washington. of driving the car into nearby Virginia Uht &£unm Cray OBSERVES POLICE COURT WORK Explains Object of Visit Is to Familiarize Himself With Situation. Commissioner Herbert B. Crosby spent the morning yesterday in Police Court observing the workings of the court. He was accompanied by Corpo ration Counsel William W. Bride and spent most of his time in the District branch with Judge Isaac R. Hitt.- The object of the visit, Commissioner Crosby explained today, is to familiar ize himself with the situation in the court. He has executive charge of the Police Department and the corporation counsel’s office, the law-enforcing agencies of the District, and has spent much time visiting police stations to see how things work cut there. He said he would visit other courts later. Many complaints have come to his desk, he pointed sut, dealing with sub jects over which he has charge, but with which he Is a complete stranger. He intends to spend much time seeing how his law-enforcing agencies work in the field, as well as keeping remote control from his office. ' FALLING SCREEN STRIKES BYRD ARRIVAL WITNESS Man Is Injured About Head and Shoulder, but Is Not Hurt Seriously. Standing in the 1400 block of F street, awaiting the arrival cf Rear Admiral Byrd’s party at the Willard Hotel this morning, George Kennedy, 56 years old, of 3605 Livingston street, was struck on the head by a steel-framed screen, which accidentally fell from the window of a room on the eighth floor of the hotel. Kennedy was removed to the Emer gency Hospital for treatment for cuts on the right side of his head and right shoulder, but he refused medical atten tion and left the institution, stating he would go to his private physician in stead. H. M. Wylie, cccupant of the room from which the screen fell, reported to the hotel management that it had ; fallen accidentally. « BUILDERS ARE FLEECED * BY FAKE AD SELLERS ) Police Hunt Men Who Sold Space in “Program” for Benefit of District Office Employes. 1 Police today are searching for a man who has been fleecing builders and con t tractors by the sale of advertisements • in the “program" for a mythical benefit ■ execursion for employes of the District i building inspector's office. Col. John W. Oehmann, District building inspector, asked the Police De ! partment yesterday tp find the "adver > Using solicitors” who have approached a number of builders and contractors ’ and solicited advertisements for the ’ j bogus program, assuring the advertisers I that the inspector’s office would “not , forget” their generosity. Col. Oehmann told police the pro-' cedure employed by the man in fleecing I his victims was to call them by tele- 1 phone, explain the excursion and ask If! an advertising solicitor could be sent • over for an advertisement. : ■ CENTRAL MISSION RECORD . Manager Reports Free Meals and ” Lodgings Supplied in May. John S. Bennett, superintendent of s the Central Union Mission, reported - yesterday to the board of directors that t during the month of May 3,843 free e meals and 2,626 nights of free shelter 3 were furnished to men In the mission. The Children’s Emergency Home served t 3,640 meals and 1,240 nights lodging, i This exceptional early Summer strain o on the resources of the mission, Mr. - Bennett declared, indicates a grave un t employment sltuaUon. Persons inter e ested In the mission can reach its offi cers at 613 C street. and of loading the automobile with plundered poultry, much to the chagrin oi the rightful proprietors. The man was glimpsed in Northeast Washington several nights ago, but exercised his ingenuity and escaped the police. He has been operating for a couple of weeks now, abandoning the automobiles. Cars pressed into the traffic are readily Identified. Blankenship's was ; taken from in front of his home Wed nesday night, and was located by Alli good of the automobile squad, some hours later at Sixth and P streets southwest. The hen mentioned above was sitting , on a back aeaW *U by beraelf. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1930. *** TRUSTEES SEEKING PERMANENT CHIEF OF TRAINING SCHOOL I Board Member Declares Only Few Minor Changes Are Contemplated. HUNGER STRIKE AT BOYS’ INSTITUTION DENIED Food Is Called Wholesome and Practice of Whipping Unruly Youths Upheld. Upholding the practice at the Na tional Training School for Boys, on the Bladensburg road, of whipping recalci trant youths “as an alternative to send ing the boys to another institution where they would be placed In confine ment behind bars.” Samuel Ross, a member of the board of trustees, today said the board is locking for a compe tent superintendent to take over the duties of E. J. Hickey, now serving as superintendent of the school under a temporary appointment. Mr. Ross said today that except for a few minor changes contemplated at the school, the conduct of the school s affairs is now satisfactory. He emphat ically denied published reports that there has recently been a hunger strike at the school following some disaffec tion among the youths quartered there. Visitors Can See Them. “Any one interested.” Mr. Ross said, “may go out tc the school at any time and sit down to a meal with the boys and observe conditions. The boys are eating heartily of good, wholesome food.” • • ' The trustee explained thgt ever since the dismissal, some time ago. of the school's superintendent, and the tem porary elevation of Hickey, the assistant superintendent, the board has been go ing over a list of candidates for the su perintendency. One of the list is ex pected to be chosen shortly. Boys at the school whp prove un ruly. Mr. Ross said, are given whippings because there is no ether efficacious punishment possible. He pointed out that there are no cells there for con finement and that the only alternative to whipping is to send the boys away from the school to some jail or peniten tiary, where they would be locked be hind bars. Choice of Discipline. “To those who find objection to whip ping boys,” he said, “I ask. Had you rather your boy was spanked or locked up for a long period of time?’ ” Use of iron shackles on the. legs of boys who repeatedly tried to escape recently was forbidden by the board of trustees of the school following wide publicity of one instance w’here two youths were kept in shackles for 38 days. I When the shackling was forbidden. I whipping with a length of rubber hose was resorted to with the approval of the members of the board of trustees. Mr. Ross today complained: “There are a lot of people trying to get into the management of the school. That is the cause of all this stirring up of sentiment about conditions there. The school is well run and is doing good work.” The National Training School for Boys is a Federal institution. $247,600 MATHEWSON ESTATE WITHOUT WILL Brother Files Petition for Letters of Administration, a Sister Giving: Consent. Thomas B. Mathewson, who died at Putnam, Conn., April 26. left no will, according to a petition of his brother, William N Mathewson, 927 Fifteenth street, for letters of administration on his estate. Tne only other heir is a sister, Mrs. Faith T. Huizinga of New York City, who consents that her brother administer the estate. The value of the estate is placed at $247,- 600.45, of which (25,808.50 is repre sented by real estate Attorney George Francis Williams appears for the appli cant for letters of administration. ■ ■ - - ■ ■ ■ • CAPT. PARSONS VISITOR Former Head of Park Police Fin ishes Coast Artillery School, t Capt. Marvin H. Parsons, U. S. A., former superintendent of the United States Park Police, is in Washington for a few days, following his graduation from the Coast Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Va. Capt. Parsons was renew ing old friendships yesterday and called upon Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant, 3d, director of public buildings and public parks, and Capt. Ray C. Montgomery, j U. S. A., who is in the Field Artillery, ! and who is the present superintendent ■ who relieved him; Capt. P. J. Carroll j and other old friends on the park police. | Capt. Parsons is visiting his wife's ! relatives, who reside in Alexandria, Va ! He is scheduled to be on leave until July 10. when he is to proceed to the Coast Artillery detachment at the Mil itary Academy, West Point, N. Y., for duty. Vice Revenue Aideti Schools in Idaho Town, Trial Shows Half of Fines From Boot leggers and Dens Went to Education. By the Associated Press. COUER D’ALENE, Idaho, June 20. I Testimony in the trial of 43 Wallace, Idaho, alleged "rum rebels” in progress here has indicated that education in that mining town thrived chiefly by virtue of fines assessed against bootleg gers, gambling den operators and pro t prletors of questionable resorts. l L. L. Leighty, 70-year-old city clerk of Wallace, testifying Tuesday, said t half the money the Government seeks t to prove was collected as a “tax” from ; law violators went to the school district, i Among the 43 persons included in * Federal indictments which charged that fines were imposed upon several types s of law violators to bolster Wallace’s s municipal revenues are Mayor Herman - J. Rossi, former Mayor W. H. Herrick, - former Sheriff R. E. Wenlger and Chief e of Police J W. Bailey. k Lelghtv testified that between April. 1927 and May, 1928. nearly $7,000 was l collected by the city under the ruse of fining bootleggers and others. TANGLED WRECKAGE IN FATAL MARYLAND BRIDGE COLLAPSE _ I I 3 PROBES STARTED ! IN BRIDGE CRASH Trio Die in Collapse of Bridge | Over Monocacy on Frederick Road. Special Dispatch to The Star. FREDERICK. Md., June 20.—Three investigations were under way today into the collapse of a 100-foot span of the State road bridge over the Monocacy River at Frederick Junction yesterday afternoon, when a stone-laden truck drove on to it, causing the death of three workmen and the injury of seven Seventeen men were at work on the structure when the crash occurred. A dozen of the workers, who were repairing the wooden flooring, were precipitated with the wreckage into the river, more than 20 feet below. The river was swollen by recent rains and rescue was difficult. A second truck and tractor used in repair work also went dow'n with the crumpled span. The inquiries are . being made by the State Roads Commission of Maryland, which had Jurisdiction of the bridge; the T. A. Ward Construction Co., Baltimore, contractors making repairs to the steel work, and Frederick County. An inquest will be held in People’s" Court Monday afternoon when an effort will be made to fix responsibility. Truck Driver Escapes. Those killed in the bridge collapse were James Gue, 25, Frederick; Edward Laing, 35, Savage, Md., and D. C. Bortner, 35, Baltimore. The injured, all of whom are at the Frederick City Hospital, are; Ellas B. Ramsburg, jr„ 26, Frederick, State road inspector, fractured leg; Edgar Cook, 21, Falling Waters, W. Va.. fracture# thigh; Richard Coffman, 21, Savage.' Md., broken ankle; Robert Laing, 35. Savage, Md., fractured arm; Edward Williams, 38, Baltimore, badly cut; Birger Ludwigen, 30, Baltimore, frac tured jaw. and A. C. Smith, Chesapeake Beach, Md., minor lacerations. Others at work on the second span of the bridge, which did not give way were; Harvey Cook, Elliott Knipple. Andrew Bowman, P. D. Stull, Howard Stull, Amon Wachter and Edward Meisley. Richard Morgan, 20. Boonsboro. em ployed by the M. J. Grove Co., Fred erick, who operated the truck loaded with stone, the weight of which is thought to have precipitated the col lapse. remained on the scat of the machine which landed on the creek bed right side up. He was uninjured. It was the second time Morgan had operated a truck which had gone through a Frederick County bridge. Auto Stops on Edge. D. E. Williams, Punxsutawney, Pa., about to enter the bridge In an auto mobile with his family, missed possible death by inches. Williams saw the span begin to sag and called to his son Hor ace, who was driving, to stop. When the machine stopped, four feet of the front of the automobile extended over the abutment. Williams and his fam ily. on tour, went to Washington last night after minor damage caused to his machine had been repaired. It was stated at the Frederick City Hospital today that none of the in jured is in a serious condition, and all but two or three will be released within a few days. The road, the Georgetown Pike, and the shorest route between Frederick and Washington, has been closed Traffic is being routed byway. of Ridge villi and byway of Buckeystown, dis tances by either road being about 10 miles greater than the Georgetown route. ...... » Lindberghs in Flight. ENGLEWOOD, N. J„ June 20 UP).— Col. Charles A. Lindbergh and Mrs. Lindbergh flew to Hartford, Conn., yes terday and back to Teterboro Airport, in Hasbrouck Heights, where the colonel keeps his plane. / Above Is shown the bridge over the Monocacy River, near Frederick,' as it appeared from its southern end after giving way under the weight of trucks and crushing out the lives of three men. Below is a view from the Frederick end of the span, showing the heavy truck, loaded with stone, the vibration of which is thought to have caused the bridge to go down, and another truck and a tractor stationed on the bridge when it fell. Left is Richard Morgan, Boonsboro, driver of the moving truck, who was ; unhurt by the crash. j —Star Staff Photos. I ... SmoCk Is Introduced On House Floor as New Feminine Style By the Associated Press. * Washington's well known warm weather yesterday caused inaug uration of a new feminine fash ion on the floor of the House. Representative Edith Nourse Rogers wore a smock for a frock. It was black with white collars, cuffs and pocket-facing, very trim and neat, although Informal. Mrs. Rogers, proud of her smock, explained it was made by four sixth grade girls of Lowell, Mays., her district. NAME AGAINST SPEEDER ■BEFORE JUDGE MATTINGLY Paul John Sharkey Draws $5 Fine Despite Recommendation of Corporation Counsel. “Mr. Sharkey! Mr. Sharkey!” cried an attache of Traffic Court today im mediately before the tribunal adjourned for lunch. “Eh, what was that name?” asked Judge Robert E. Mattingly, his thoughts returning from the problem of selecting j lunch as the paged young man strode to the defendants chair. ‘"Sharkey, your honor; Paul John Sharkey,” answered the clerk. : “Not Jack Sharkey, huh?” “No, sir; he's charged with no per mit and speeding, and there is a recom mendation of personal bond from the corporation counsel in each case.” “I hate to take the personal bond of any one named Sharkey,” said the so I'll fine him $5 on the speed charge.” "I certainly would love to get Jack Sharkey before pie,” Judge Mattingly added! When asked if he lost on the outcome I at the recent milk-fund fight, the Judge only smiled. Sharkey was arrested yesterday on Reservoir road by Policeman J. E. Fon dahl of the Traffic Bureau. MEETS NEXT IN CAPITAL Washington Chosen for 1932 Con vention of Cosmopolitans. News was received here today of se lection of Washington as the 1932 meet ing place of the International Cosmo politan Clubs. The Information was contained in a telegram from Judge Michael M. Doyle, Washington delegate to the international convention in Lin coln, Nebr. A campaign had been made to bring , the convention here in 1932 because of 1 ihe Washington bi-centennial celebra tion that’year. I Society and General COMMUNITY HELP FOR JULY TASKED , * I Citizens’ Groups Co-operat ing With Committee on .City Observance. . Plans to aid In “100 per cent com munity participation” in the events of ! July 4 in Washington were announced today by Dr. George C. Havenner, chair man of a subcommittee of the Inde pendence day executive committee. The subcommittee has offered its as sistance to every community interested in participating in the city-wide fes tivities. Numerous civic organizations have been urged to sponsor ceremonies. | Arrangements were made for the Bur ' roughs Recreation Center to conduct an all-day celebration; Wesley Heights will have a flag-raising program, athletic . games and a community dance, while I "bigger and better” celebrations have been arranged for Petworth and Ta koma Park. The Mid-City Citizens’ Association ! will co-operate with the general com mittee in illumination and decoration of the city, acting in conjunction with a subcommittee headed by Charles W. Darr, president of the Chamber of Commerce. Assistance also will be given by the Women’s City Club, the Citizens' Forum of Columbia Heights, the Kalorama Citizens’ Association, which has offered the aid of its com mittee on public celebrations, of which Theodore P. Noyes is chairman, and other organizations. , Mrs. Susie Root Rhodes, director of | municipal playgrounds, has offered to co-operate with any community desiring a playground for a celebration. Miss Sibyl Baker, director of the Community Center Department, has offered to aid any community desiring the use of a school building for the day. The Barnard Playground will be used for a horseshoe contest, the Takcma Park Playground for a community cele bration and the Plaza, Rosedale and lowa Avenue Playgrounds for base ball games. Among the schools to be the scene of exercises are those of Takoma and Barnard. WMAL Engineer Marries. Herbert A. Wadsworth, one of the founders of radio station WMAL and now its chief engineer, was married to Miss Fflizabeth Shores of Deal Island, Md.. at the Waugh M. E. Church this afternoon at 1 o'clock. The couple left shortly afterward for a honeymoon trip to Boston and will retun*-July 1. PAGE B-1 rwo MEN KILLED IN SEPARATE AUTO ACCIDENTS TODAY ' Military Tailor and Capital Baker Are Victims of Crashes. SEVERAL ESCAPE HURTS; DRIVERS ARE ARRESTED Edward Bellmore and John Hellwig Are Dead—Two Are Held Pending Inquest. Two men were killed and several other persons escaped uninjured early today In separate automobile accidents on Washington and nearby Maryland highways. Those fatally Injured were Edward Bellmore, 60 years old, post tailor at Fort Humphreys, Va., and John N. Hell wig. 32 years old, a baker of the 1300 block of F street northeast. Bellmore lost his life almost Instantly at 5:45 a.m., when an automobile in > which he was en route from his home at 633 Gresham street to Fort Hum phreys collided with another car at Twelfth street and Rhode Island ave nue. Both Machines Demolished. The impact virtually demolished both machines. The automobile in which Bellmore Was riding south on Twelfth street proceeded across the Rhode Island intersection and overturned. Harry Walker Summers of 2301 N street was driving the second car east on Rhode Island avenue. The machine in which Bellmore was a passenger was operated by Luther C. Proffitt, 26, of the Medical Corps at Fort Humphreys Neither Summers nor Proffitt were in jured. Both were arrested by police of the second precinct and held pending the outcome of an Inquest expected to be held tomorrow. Proffitt spent last night at Bellmore's home in order that they might make an early start for the post today. Bell more had planned to fit a large num ber of service men for uniforms. Bellmore was pronunoced dead on the scene. His body was taken to the Dis trict Morgue. Woman Companion Uninjured. Hellwig was killed when he was hur tled from his car as it overturned on the road from Camp Springs to Mead ows, Md. His companion. Miss Myrtle Edwards, a Washington department store employe, was not hurt. Frank Prince, a county policeman, declared after an investigation that Hellwig apparently lost control of the machine by too sudden application of the brakes. He added the car rolled over several times before stopping, pass ing over Hellwig's body in the process The man was pronounced dead by Dr. James I. Boyd of Forestville. Thomas D. Griffith, a Justice of the peace, decided an Inquest would be un necessary. churcheTapprove PLANS FOR MERGER Presbytery Now Must Act on First Presbyterian and Cove nant Union. Plans for the merger of the Church i of the Covenant and the First Presby terian Church which has been discussed for some time were announced today, j subject to the approval of the Presby tery of Washington City some time dur ing the current fiscal year of the churches. The new church will be known as the Covenant and the First Presbyterian Church. The congregation of the First Church i held a special meeting last Monday , night, when it unanimously approved the articles of agreement, and the con gregation of the Church of the Cov enant, at a special meeting last night, also approved the agreement. By the terms of the agreement Dr. Albert Joseph McCartney, pastor of the Church of the Covenant, will be pastor of the new church, while Dr. Newton P. Patterson, pastor of the First Church, will be the associate pastor. The union of the two churches was brought about by the Governments purchase of the property of the First Church on John Marshall Place for SIOO,OOO. The First Church owns also a valuable piece of property on Massa chusetts avenue, corner of Garfield and Thirty-sixth streets, on which a chapel has been erected. Meanwhile, until the merger becomes effective, the two churches will worship together at the invitation of the Church of the Covenant. It is the consensus of opinion in the membership of the two churches and \ among churchmen throughout the city that the merger of these churches con stitutes a splendid gesture toward ec clesiastical co-operation, efficiency and strength. SEVEN D. C. STUDENTS IN GRADUATING CLASS Receive From University of Pennsylvania at Commence ment Exrcises Held Today. In the graduating class of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania were seven Washington students who received de grees when the commencement exer cises marking the close of the 190th academic year were held Wednesday. Albert D. Dawson. Harris B. Hull, Morton H. Wllmer of this city and James E. Douglass of Chevy Chase re ceived the degree of bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. Alfred R. Golze and Arthur C. Toner received degree of bachelor of science in civil engineering, while J. Canfield March, Jr., received the degree of bachelor of science in mechanical en gineering. Wilner was captain of the base ball team and a member of the foot ball team for three years and belonged to a number of honorary societies. FLEET COMES HOME Pacific Coast Ports Greet Return ing Men-O-War. j SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 20 UP).— i After an absence of four months on I the East Coast, the United States j Pacific fleet was moving homeward to- I day. Ten vessels slipped into port yes -11 terday and a dosen more were ex pected to reach California ports today.