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MIN-AUTO CRASH INQUEST TO PROBE TWO MENS DEATHS Engineers Die in Leap From Blazing Cab—Firemen Badly Burned. COLUMBIAN IS STOPPED BY SUFFERING WORKER Woman Jumps From Car at Berwyn Crossing Just Before Wreck. An inquest will be held at 8 o'clock tonight in the grade crossing crash at Berwyn, yesterday afternoon, that cost the lives of two Baltimore & Ohio en glnemen in the cab of the Columbian, from New York for the West, when it struck a stalled automobile. The auto gas tank exploded and strewed flaming gasoline over the engine. The occu pant of the automobile, a woman, es caped without injury, while J. W. Lundy, the firemen, although badly burned, brought the train under con trol. He is in Emergency Hospital. Two Leap From Cab. Their clothes afire, J. A. Ward, en- j gineer, of Baltimore, and L. R. Walter I of Reisterstown, who had just been j promoted to engineer, leaped from the cab and were dead when picked up. Ward had struck a whistling post and Walter, a telephone pole. The bodies of both were crushed in the impact and both had been terribly burned. The wo/nan in the machine was Miss Ethel Thomas of St. Ann's Orphanage, Berwyn Heights, who was assisted to safety just before the flyer reached the crossing. The train picked up her car, hurtling it dow-n the track for a quar ter of a mile before tossing the flam ing cargo aside. Lundy Unable to Talk. Lundy is in no condition to talk at Emergency Hospital, and exactly what happened is a matter of conjecture, but those at the scene expressed the be lief that the gasoline tank was wrenched loose as the automobile was struck and that It must have lodged against the cab. from where it poured flames back on the men. The accident happened at 2.05 p.m., 10 minutes before the Columbian was due in Washington. Edwin Yost of Berwyn, a witness, said that Miss Thomas approached the cross ing at a speed of about 35 miles an hour, bound toward the Weshington- Baltimore boulevard, but slowed down as she reached the crossing. The cross ing bell already was sounding for the Columbian, then about a quarter of a mile away, and the gate on the side farthest away was down, while that on j the side from which the machine was coming was nearly down. Miss Thomas went under it, then as she reached the barrier on the other side of the tracks, stopped, and her engine stalled. Woman Leaps to Safety. Yost ran to her assistance, as did ! Andrew Mothershead. By that time the \ train was thundering along within 200 ' yards of the crossing, and without wait- j lng further, the door of Miss Thomas' j machine was jerked open and she j Jumped. As the trio got clear of the track, the train, brakes screeching, as Ward applied the air, slammed into the car. Then there was a blast, and a sheet of flame covered the side of the engine. Horrified, spectators saw one figure leap from the engine about 75 yards down the track, and a moment later another followed him. A short distance farther the train ; stopped. When the crowd rushed down, j Ward's body first was found, than that of his companion Walter was making a “student trip” on account of his recent promotion from fireman. Passenger Brings in Train. An engineer who was riding as a passenger on the Columbian brought it the rest of the way in and Lundy was taken to Emergency. The bodies of the two enginemen were taken to a Laurel undertaking establishment, and Francis A. Shipley, justice of the peace, acting coroner at Berwyn, announced he would hold an Inquest tonight. Miss Thomas was placed under the care of a physician after the accident. She was so shaken that she could make no statement. Burning gasoline that had dropped I from the engine started a blaze along the right of way that was extinguished by the Berwyn Fire Department, di rected by Chief J. W. Yost, which was assisted by the Branchville department. The Berwyn crossing is guarded by gates, which are operated by air from the depot, about 100 feet away. As the gates go down a bell rings. On the main line of the B. & O. the highway is heavily traveled. Ward, who was 53 years old, was ohc of the best known enginemen in this section. His picture is used in the ad vertisements for a railroad watch. His widow, four brothers and five sisters survive. ATLANTIC CITY MOVES TO GET G. 0. P. PARLEY Hepresentative Bacharach Tells Fess of Resort's Advantages for Convention. By the Associated Press. Overtures looking to securing the Re publican National Convention in 1932 for Atlantic City were made today by Representative Bacharach of New Jer aey. Bacharach outlined to Senator Fess. chairman of the Republican National Committee, the advantages of the re sort city as a convention place. Later he conferred with other National Com mittee members and with Ogden Mills, Undersecretary of the Treasury. * He said Senator Kean of New Jersey had called a meeting of State Repub lican leaders at Rumson next Tuesday. Plans will be laid at that meeting for an active campaign to bring the Na tional Convention to New Jersey. Earlier this week Mayor Mackey of Philadelphia proposed that the conven tion be taken to his city. Commissioned in Reserve. Earle P. Doyle, Arlington Building, has been commissioned oy the War De partment as a lieutenant colonel and specialist in the Army Reserve Corps. Crumpled Car in Grade Crossing Wreck | MACHINE WHICH CAUSED DEATH OF TWO SCATTERED ALONG RIGHT OF WAY. f" l * ' V'L ‘‘ rf*- -Tin The automobile of the St. Ann’s Orphan Asylum of Washington, shown a mass of crumpled wreckage after it was hit by the crack Baltimore & Ohio flyer Columbian at Berwyn. Md„ yesterday afternoon The gasodne tank of the automobile exploded, the flames spreading over the locomotive, causing two engineers in the cab to jump out and be killed The fireman of the locomotive, badly burned, managed to bring the train to a stop. —Star Staff Photo. AERONAUTIC GROUP OPENS CONVENTION Two Boards to Outline Future Policies for Sport and Contest Aviation. What is expected to develop into one of the most important annual conven tions of the National Aeronautic Asso ciation, governing body for aviation contests in America, was to begin her? this afternoon with meetings of the ad vlrosy board and the board of gov ernors. They were expected to outline future policies which may affect the de velopment of sport and contest aviation in America. The advisory board meeting was to begin at 2 o'clock in the headquarters of the association at Dupont Circle. Among those expected to attend were Dr. Joseph S. Ames, chairman of the National Advisory Commutee lor Aero- I nautics; Harry H. Blee. director of aeronautic development. Department of Commerce; Amelia Earhart Putnam, transatlantic flyer: Maj. Gen. James E. Fechet, chief of the Army Air Corps; W Irving Glover, Assistant Postmaster General; Capt. Frank M. Hawks, famous 1 speed pilot, David S. Ingalls, Assistant I Secretary of the Navy for Aeronautics; I Charles F. Marvin, chief of th» Weather ' Bureau - Rear Admiral William A. Mos- I sett, chief of the Navy Bureau of Aero- I nautics, and Clarence M. Young, Assist ! ant Secretary of Commerce for Aero nautics. Other Board Members. Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, Harry F. Gug genheim, Ambassador to Cuba, and F. Trubee Davison, Assistant Secretary of War for Aviation, are other members of the board. Among the governors who will meet | at the headquarters at 4 o'clock will be ; Senator Dwight W. Morrow of New Jer sey; C. F. Lienesch, California; L. S. Horner. Connecticut; Henderson Hall man, Georgia; George W. Lewis, Dis trict of Columbia; R. F. Taylor, In diana; Glenn L. Martin. Maryland; Theodore G. Holcombe, Massachusetts; Rav Cooper, Michigan; Halsey Edger ton, New Hampshire; Charles L. Law rence, New York; Clifford Gildersleeve, Ohio, and Horace K. Houston, Ten nessee. . .. Resolutions to be presented at the business sessions of the convention, beginning tomorrow, will be considered by the governors today. Several of these deal with important national aviation problems, including the advo cating of new five-year aircraft-build ing programs for the Army and Navy. Bingham to Give Banquet. National aviation leaders will be the ! guests of Senator Hiram Bingham of Connecticut, president of the National Aeronautic Association, at a dinner to night at the Metropolitan Club. Among the guests will be Secretary of Com merce Lamont, Secretary of War Hur ley, Theodore Joslin, secretary to the President; Mr. Blee, Gen. Fechet, Capt. Hawks, David S. Ingalls, Dr. Marvin, Admiral Moffett, Mr. Young, Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Fculois, newly appointed successor to Gen. Fechet as chief of the Air Corps, and members of the advisory beard and board of governoi.; of the association. Godfrey L. Cabot of Massachusetts is expected to present to Senator Bing ham on behalf of the Aero Club of Ru mania a special gold medal awarded him recently. Convention headquarters were opened this afternoon at the Mayflower Hotel for the registration of delegates to the convention The opening business ses sion will be held at 9:30 o’clock tomor row morning in the Mayflower. Fol lowing a reception by the President at the White House at 12:30, the business session will be resumed at 2:30 tomor row afternoon. The annual banquet of the association will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Mayflower. The final session will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with the election of officers as the climax. i ! POSTAL STAMP, "UNKNOWN,” i NIPS TAX ASSESSOR’S FAME ’ Letter to William P. Richards, Who Has National Repu tation and Congress’ Respect, Returned. The fickleness of fame, and the in security of established reputations was [ strikingly brought home today to the District's justly celebrated tax assessor, William P. Richards. Mr. Richards has a national reputation as a special ist in assessment of real property. His word is respected in Congress. The Court of Appeals of the District of Co [ lumbia. in an opinion written recently by Justice William Hits, <ent out of fftoetiing J&fof WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION r ' Saves Two MISS DOROTHY Bl RNS. —Star Staff Photo. GIRL RESCUES TWO FROM RIVER DEATH! Man on Canoeing Party Also Saves One of Group of Five j From Drowning. Miss Dorothy Burns, 17 years old. of 1413 Varnum street, today told how she helped rescue three persons, in | eluding an 11-year-old girl, from | drowning in the Potomac River, off ! Sycamore Island, last night. “Pour friends and I were paddling down the river in a canoe when one | of them decided to take a swim.” Miss Bums related. “He plunged into the water, causing the canoe to upset and all of us had to either swim or else.” Four Others on Trip. With Miss Burns at the time were Fred Hutz, 22 years old. of 1375 Rit tenhouse street: Donald Rudy. 24 years old, and his wife. Mrs. Louise Rudy, 22 years old. of 1549 Thirty-fifth street, and his sister, Louise Rudy, 11 years old, of Middletown, Md. It was Hutz who decided to jump overboard. Miss Burns learned swimming and life saving methods while a student at Central High School. Neither Mrs. Rudy nor her sister in-law can swim, Miss Burns explained, and Hutz is only a “fairly good swim mer.” Rudy, on the other hand, can ; swim quite well, but was handicapped i by the fact he was the only member ; of the party not in a bathing suit. v Two Go to Aid. Mrs. Rudy, Hutz and June were floundering around in the water, when Miss Burns and Rudy, seeing their pre dicament, rushed to the rescue. Miss Bums grasped Mrs. Rudy and June by the hair and swam ashore with them, while Rudy did the same with Hutz, despite the fact his clothing weighed him down and made swimming difficult. The screams of Mrs. Rudy, June and Hutz attracted the attention of several persons on Sycamore Island, who rowed out and took all five members of the party to the island club house. Regain Consciousness. There Hutz and June were revived within a few minutes, but it was more than 20 minutes before Mrs. Rudy re gained consciousness. She finally was placed in an automo bile in charge of Corpl. Oscar Gaither and Policeman W. C. Poole of the Be thesda substation and taken to Hutz's cabin, nearby. At the cabin, Mrs. Rudy. Hutz and June were treated by Dr. Benjamin C. Perry of Bethesda. its way to compliment him as a faithful and efficient public officer. President Hoover has named him to his confer ence on home-owning and home build ing. But the Post Office Department has heard of none of these things. A letter addressed to William P. Richaids. Four teenth street and Pennsylvania avenue, was returned to its sender with the curt notation: . "Unknown.** WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 1931. * RELIEF FROM HEAT DUE TO CONTINUE Weather Bureau Predicts Cool Bree2es May Not Be as Strong. "Fair tonight and tomorrow, without much change in temperature." was the j reassuring forecast given today at the j Weather Bureau ar, cool west winds and ; a temperature ranging about 6 degrees j lower than yesterday brought relief to j a sirzling Washington. Without seeming to give too much j encouragement, forecasters said they > doubted if the breezes would continue | as briskly tomorrow as today, in which event the temperature would seem a bit warmer than the actual recordings. At 6 a m. there was a minimum of 69 de grees recorded officially. Local showers were the cause. The reading at 13 o'clock was 79 degrees and at noon 84 j degrees, compared with 90 degrees at ! i that hour yesterday. 100 Degr«*es Recorded. Causing one death and two prostra- j ; lions, the heat wave yesterday sent the j i official Weather Bureau thermometer I rocketing up to 94 degrees in mid afternoon, while at the kiosk on Penn- ; sylvania avenue the mercury touched j the 100-degree mark. Charles H. Hart. 37. of Baltimore, an i employe of the Baker Ice Cream Co., 1336 H street, collapsed at 1:30 o'clock j yesterday afternoon. He died a half hour later at Casualty Hospital. His death was ascribed by physicians to acute indigestion aggravated by the heat. Hart was visiting here at 919 I street. Samuel Kemp, colored, 54 years old, of 1335 Tenth street, becoming de ranged by the heat, collapsed at his home and became delirious. He was treated by Emergency Hospital phy sicians, but when his condition become worse was removed to Gallinger Hos pital for observation. Mrs. Kate Campbell. 74 years old., visiting here from New Jersey, was stricken shortly after noon yesterday After treatment at Emergency Hospital she was released. IT. S. Employes Released. Two Government agencies, the Cen sus Bureau and the Federal Trade Com mission, released employes from their temporary buildings yesterday afternoon when the heat became unbearable. Census clerks were surprised at the or der as their chief. Director William M. Steuart. had announced a few days ago that the bureau would keep open here after regardless of how hot it became. Eight Census Bureau employes were treated for the effects of the heat be fore the order was issued allowing them to go home. , . . . Maj. Henry G. Pratt, superintendent of police, became a friend of the men on the beat yesterday when he an nounced that hereafter policemen would be permitted to go coatless. Pending arrival of an order of blue shirts, the men were instructed to wear white blouses with black neckties, but no Given and McMahon recessed their courts yesterday due to the near. Parents Are Advised In Children Raising By Parley Leaflets Publication Is Result of White House Confer ence on Health. By the Associated Press. . Posers for parents are propounded m a series of 15 leaflste published by the Whi'e House Conference on Child I Health and Protection, i The leaflets constitute a sort of cor ! respondence course in howtohear chil i dren, with no papers to hand in. Some samples of the questions are . “Why is It better for boys and girls to have raanv social con^ ts af w l t JI ano.her in their 'teens even at the ex- Pe "woSS a “vos'»Sser tte ** of Ulrs In » fjmUv in which a 17-year-old boy or girl ai ways asks the mother if he or she can KO “DL f Ss r s the the Ven que g stion of possible : aroSal of negativism and subsequent ' stubborn refusal to talk. , in . a child whose parents at empt to make it s you detemlne which movies ! Tdventure do you ■ think a 2-year-old should have? A 7 vear old? A 13-year-old?” t “What possibilities has your child to feel the exhilaration of earning money of his or her own?” PROGRAM REVEALED EOR BICENTENNIAL OPENING ON FEB! 22 President to Give Address. Damrosch and Sousa to Lead Music. ENTIRE NATION TO JOIN IN TRIBUTE OVER RADIO Washington's Monument Will Be Eanked With Floral Tributes at Close of Ceremony. Two famous maestroes of the music world and the official spokesmen of the United States Government will lead a vast multitude gathered here within the shadow of the Washington Monu ment. next February 22, in paying tribute to "the Father of His Country" in a program inaugurating the Nation wide observance of the George Wash ington Bicentennial. With the Nation listening In. through the medium of radio, President Hoover will deliver a memorial address and thousands of local citizens and Capital visitors, gathered on the grounds about the obelisk, will sing the national an them under the leadership of Dr. Wal ter Damrosch. to the accompaniment of massed bands under the direction of John Philip Sousa. Marvin Announces Plans. These were the plans announced to day by Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin, chair man ot the District of Columbia Bi ' centennial Commission, for the events ushering in the local series of com -1 memorative programs which are to con tinue from February 22 to Thanksgiving day next year. A.s President of the Nation which called upon George Washington to be, its first Chief Executive, Herbert Hoover i will be invited to deliver the first offi- i cial address, marking the start of the protrated program honoring the Vir ginian. Participating in the initial ceremonies here will be all foreign governments maintaining diplomatic representatives in Washington. ! The radio is to be employed to give ; a national and international touch to j the Inaugural celebration program. Entire Nation to Join. ! Simultaneous with the broadcast of j "My Country 'Tis of Thee," from the; Washington Monument Grounds, simi- ' I lar gatherings attending Bicentennial j programs throughout the country and ' in United States possessions beyond the j seas are to sing the anthem. State Bicentennial Commissions every- j where are being invited to co-operate in this phase of the countrywide ob- j servance and, if plans carry, the voices of Americans in overseas possessions will aid giving the celebration a univer sal character. “America" is to be sung at noon on Washington's natal day wherever the | American flag flies, amid the peals of j chimes and carillons. At noon, next February 22, citizens everywhere will be I called upon to pause for two minutes | and join in the singing of the anthem. President to Lead. ! With the ceremonies thus impressive i ly inaugurated. President Hoover Is ex i pected to address the assemblage here I and afterward to deposit a floral tribute I at the foot of the Monument, a signal : for the offering of flowers by all ot the delegations present. These will Include representatives of the Washington fam ily, the Colonial families who were Washington's friends and cotemporaries, the diplomatic corps, delegations from all the States and American possessions, all tribes of American Indians, fraternal and patriotic organizations, the Wash ington school children, and. finally, the rank and file of American citizens. By nightfall, the great memorial shaft. It is expected, will rise from a veritable mountain of flowers. AOSTA HONORED BY ITALIANS HERE Ambassador and Representatives of Societies Attend Me morial Services. Italian residents of Washington com memorated today the memory of Duke Emanuel Filiberto of Aosta, first cousin of King Victor Emanuel of Italy. The dbke died July 4, in Turin, Italy, at the age of 63. A solemn high requiem mass was of fered in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Third and F streets, with the Italian Ambassador. Giacomo de Martino and representatives of the Ambasciatrice Maria Society, the Montessorio Society, the Ladies’ Catholic Union Society, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus, the Lido Civic Club, Victtorio Emanuele Lodge, the BOveglio Club and the Italian Cath olic Society in attendance. Rev. Nicholas De Carlo, pastor of the church, celebrated the mass. The services were arranged by a committee which included Dr. R. N. Manganaro, L. Baronello, J. Balducci, M. Ferrari, A. Fiore. V. Radici. Francesco Fabrizio, F. Croccia, Mrs. L. Colella and Mrs. L. Crovato. A message of sympathy was cabled Duchess Elena di Savoia-Orleans. con sorte of the duke, and King Victor Emanuel. While the services were in progress, a thief stole an automobile belonging to Lloyd S. Stewart of Silver Spring, official photographer for the cere monies Returning to his parking place after making photographs to be sent to Italy, Stewart discovered the car had been stolen despite the fact six policemen were on duty at the church. Swallows Nail—Asks SIO,OOO. CHICAGO, July 22 UP). —Mrs. Agnes German! swallowed a nail in a corner bakery pie three weeks ago and the resultant doctor’s, bills totaled $250, she stated in a damage suit for SIO,OOO against the bakers and the retailers. Auto Applicant’s Physical Defect Is “Hollow Tooth” Traffic Director William H. Van Duzer and the attaches of his office had a hearty laugh today at the expense of an applicant for an automobile driver’s per mit. In answer to a question on the . application blank as to the num ber of physical defects, the appli i cant wrote: • "One hpllow tooth." Work—and Heaven BEELITZ FINDS HIS REWARD IN HARD LABOR. “Work!” Ernest Beelitz, who saved against old age, only to loose everything in the ! Swartzel), Rheem & Hensey Co. failure, is beginning all over again. "Work." repeated the German-born farmer, translating the word in terms of action, "it's hi win on earth if you need it bad enough!” "I thought I was going to retire ’’ grinned Beelitz, swabbing vigorously at the walls of the United States Employment Committee's headquarters this morning. "It looks like it, don’t it?” "Not much,” agreed his employer. "Unless you land In a hospital; an , elderly man like you had better take it easy this hot weather." But Beeiitz was clattering down the ladder after soap, to pleased at finding ! a job to heed the warning. For months, penpiless, sleeping where he could, | eating when he could, he had walked the streets of Washington, looking for work and hoping the bankrupt company would pay off something. He finally came to the conclusion that jail was his only refuge, and camped i in No. 1 precinct until police charged him with vagrancy. A Police Court judge was about to give him 30 days yesterday, at the prison- ; er’s own request, when George Adams, executive secretary of the Employment j Committee, reading of the German's plight in a newspaper, gave him a job , as porter. Since then Beelitz. who came to Washington from his impoverished farm j in Florida, has made things hum. "Ya, work, a job!" w-ent on the German, still swabbing away. “That's the j I thing for a poor man!" "If he doesn't kill himself." remarked Adams to one side, "this is going to , i be the cleanest employment office in the w-orld.” I TRAFFIC COLLISION INJURES 3 WOMEN: Auto and Street Car Crash Near Key Bridge—Four Other Persons Hurt. Hazel Shamer, 25. and Gladys Hawkins. 18, both of 1412 Seventeenth street, and Carrie Boggs, 25, of 1620 I street, were slightly injured late last night in a collision between an auto mobile in which they were riding md a Capital Traction car at Thirty-fifth and M streets. The street car. westbound, was making a turn from M street to cross Key Bridge, while the automobile was eastbound on M street when the acci- : dent happened. The injured were taken . to Georgetown University Hospital. Elisha Harrison, 1113 Pennsylvania 1 avenue, was injured last night when j ■ his automobile was struck by another machine and overturned at Massachu- 1 setts avenue and Garfield street. George ; J. Glover, 53, 1008 Kenyon street, driver of the other car. was booked at the fourteenth precinct police station on a charge of reckless driving. Annie Gibson Jasper, colored. 39. of i 930 T street, was driving an automo bile which skidded near Connecticut 1 avenue and Tilden street about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and struck a street car. The driver and Lydia Morris, colored, 36, of 912 Westminster street, wore treated at Emergency Hospital. Michael J. Demma. 22, of 204 First street southwest, pushing his automo bile near Brentwood road and Rhode Island avenue northeast about 12:15 o'clock this morning, was knocked down j by the automob’!; of Sergt. J. O. B. Gray of the twelfth precinct. He was treated at Sibley Hospital, • CLEVELAND MAY FOLLOW i CAPITAL’S TRAFFIC LAW Consider Abolition of Rotary Left Turn to Adopt New Reg ulation. Cleveland, one of the last cities in the United States to cling to the rotary left turn for motor vehicles, is consider ing following the District's lead in abol ishing this turn in favor of the stand- I ard turn, according to information re ceived today by William A. Van Duzer, director of traffic. The standard left turn goes Into es , feet in the District September 15. In ; the meantime, the traffic department will mark street intersections to assist • drivers in learning to make the turn. REBELLIOUS COCKATOO UNMOVED BY ENTREATIES OF HIS MISTRESS ■ Mmc. Bessie Keeps Vigil for "Lee,” Who Refused to j March to Yankee Doodle With Flag in Beak. Lee. the Australian cockatoo, which appears to have rebelled against marching to “Yankee Doodle” with an American flag in his beak, was still holding forth in his tree top today, al though deserted by his pal and fellor prodigal, Ted. Ted, somewhat weakened, possible by his proclivity for playing “Home, Sweet Home,” on the chimes, capitulated this morning to the tearful entreaties of his mistress, Mme. Bessie, and forsook Lee in favor of the home coop. Mme. Bessie, after two nights and a day and a half of sleepless vigil under the tree, cropped Ted’s wings with a Sh of relief today and resettled her s in her camp stool to await the pleasure oi Lee, billed as "the American eagle.- 1 Society and General POLICE OPPOSED TO LORTON SHIRTS Efficiency Bureau Suggestion Scored as Setting Bad Precedent. Opposition to a proposal of *he i United States Bureau of Efficiency that. uniform shirts for members of the ! Police Department be purchased from j the District Reformatory at Lorton. I Va.. developed today in high police ! circles ar.d among members of the force. Already the Policemen’s Association has filed with the District Commis sioners a resolution adopted unani mously at its meeting last night pro testing against foisting convict-made shirts on members of the force. Police officials are understood to be ready to support the protest, chiefly on the theory that should the shirts be pur chased it would establish a precedent, which eventually would lead to the manufacture of Police and Fire De partment uniforms at the reformatory textile shops. The Policemen’s Association took the position that the Efficiency Bureau’s recommendation would affect the pres ent economic depression, interfere with employment and at the same time cause members of the force to wear shirts made by convicts which they arrested. “The adoption of such policy by the Commissioners,” the resolution de clared, “will constitute a serious blow to the morale of the force.” Investigation by police officials, it was said, disclosed that the uniform i shirts can be made at the reformatory only 2 or 3 cents cheaper than similar garments sold by shirt manufacturers, so the saving to the department would be small. The resolution of the Policemen’s Association was signed by O. C. Hauschild, president, and W. J. Kerns, secretary. • • SINGERS TO COMPETE Prizes for singers of foreign descent | excelling in singing and costumes will be awarded at the Sylvan Theater Lan tern Festical August 21, it was an nounced today by the Greater National Capital Committee. The Lantern Festival, which will b? the high point of the July and August programs at the Sylvan Theater, will feature performances by large groups of singers. The committee in charge of the event includes Miss Sibyl Baker, Mrs. Marie Moore Forrest, Mrs. Gertrude Lyons and Mrs. Lillian Brousseau. Both birds were to have headlined a bill at a carnival which opened Monday night at Maine avenue and Third street southwest, but their act had to be can* celed when they escaped just before the premiere. Mme. Bessie, who considers them in dispensable to the act, which has earned her a living for 17 years, is still hopeful that Lee will relent when he sees what a fine feast she spread for the returned prodigal. But “the American eagle” in rebellion seems made of sterner stuff. “I’ll wait for him,” promised Mme. Bessie, “if it takes a year . . . only,” Mme. Bessie showed the strain, “I hope it. don't rain again like it did last night!” PAGE B-1 DIAMOND TAXICABS ENTER PRICE WAR ;WITH NEW SLASHES Largest Independent Fleet Adopts Fares of 20, 40 and 60 Cents. CUT PRICES EXPECTED TO HURT STREET CARS Five Persons Now Can Ride Down town for Four Cents Each, Taxi Official Says. The Diamond Cab Co., largest inde pendent fleet in the city, today joined , the taxi rate war by dropping their rates to 20-40-60 cents. The previous rate was 35-60-85 cents. The boun daries for the new rates remain the same. The new rates go into effect at midnight tonight. Flat Rates Also Cut. Besides dropping the city rates, many of the flat rates to out-of-town points ! are decreased. The hour rate remains j at $2. Harry C. Davis, manager of the com ’ pany, which has 750 cabs under inde- I pendent ownership, today claimed that ; the new rate was the lowest in the J United States. I “Business has been terrible,” he said, j "We are going to get a lot of people | into taxicabs who have not ridden be fore. With our 20-cent rate five people I can ride downtown for 4 cents apiece. Why should they ride street cars and busses if they can iide taxicabs cheaper?” Boundaries Given. The boundaries of the 20-cent rone are Macomb street on Wisconsin or Connecticut avenue. Decatur street on Sixteenth street or Georgia avenue. Michigan avenue on North Capitol ' street. The Navy Yard gate southeast j and the War College gate southwest. ! Fifteenth street northeast or southeast ; and Twelfth street on Rhode Island I avenue northeast. Wisconsin avenue j on the west. WOODFIELD NAMED ; TO SCIENCE ACADEMY I : Former Star Reporter Appointed j Executive Officer of Maryland ; Institution. Frank A. Woodfield. for a number of j years a reporter on The Evening Star. I and later connected with several local | business organizations, was has recently I been in the investment brokerage busi ness in Baltimore, was appointed yes terday as executive officer of the Mary land Academy of Sciences, according to a report received here. Mr. Woodfield is a native of Wash ington and was a graduate of the East ern High School when he entered the newspaper business as a “cub" on The Star. He went to Baltimore later and I for some time was connected with the j Baltimore Sun. He served at times on 1 the faculties of the University of Mary ; land and the University of Baltimore, j Mr. Woodfield always has been inter ested in the natural sciences. He re turned to Washington, for a time after the war. and became an assistant sec retary at the first International Labor Conference. His wife was a daughter of the late Capt. Thomas Hollinberger of the first police precinct. DOG OWNERS’ FAILING TO BUY NEW LICENSES • Only 3.348 of 19,000 Canine Pets in Capital Are Wearing This Year’s Tags. District dog owners are not doing right by their dogs. So far only 3.348 of them have come in and bought dog tags. There are some 19.000 pet pooches in town and each pooch must be equipped with a 1932 tag or he stands in danger of a trip to the deg pound. Tax Collector Chatham M. Towers said today that the dog owners could be accommodated handily if they came in now. Owing to the late start on the issuance of the tags the dogs will be allowed a few mere days’ grace. An order will soon go out to have the stray untagged dogs rounded up, however. The tags cost $2 and are good until June 30, 1932. TREAURY DEPARTMENT EMPLOYE DIES AT WORK Miss Myrtle L. Walter Succumbs From Heart Attack—Home in Culpeper, Va. Miss Myrtle L. Walter. 33 years old, dropped dead today while working In the division of loans and currency of the Treasury Department. Miss Walter, whose home was in Cul peper. Va„ but who had been staying at 330 Ingraham street, was working with four other Treasury Department employes outside a vault when she ' collapsed. She was pronounced dead by a Gov ernment physician, who said her death probably was due to a heart attack. Coroner J. Ramsay Nevitt issued a certificate of death by natural causes. I • TWO CONVICTS KILLED IN PRISON SHOOTING One Also Injured During Attack on Penitentiary Guard in Texas. By the Associated Press. HOUSTON, Tex., July 22—Two col -1 ored convicts were killed and a third was wounded yesterday in a shooting at Darrington State Prison farm near here. I The shooting was precipitated when 1 Sam Foster, colored, serving 15 years t for robbery, wrested a rifle from Guard 1 Ed Hester’s hands and knocked the guard* from his horse. Two other col i ored convicts attacked Hester from be hind. 1 Guard R. E. Wells said he fired one ’ I load of buckshot at the Negroes, mor »I tally wounding Foster and Ollie Harris t' and striking Fred Scott in the sho-i! ’»r. No changes were filed against Wclla. A '