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BILL IS FAVORED
J. C. Nichols Holds Yearly Maintenance Saving of $300,000 Would Result. Purely as "a sound, practical, busi ness-like matter, which should appeal to every one” and “to preserve the pic turesque beauty of the National Capi tal" the pending street closing bill is being urged by the National Capital Park and Planning Commission. It will result in a saving of at least $3, 000.000 and some $300,000 a year in maintenance costs. This is emphasized in a letter from J. C. Nichols of Kansas City, a member of the Park and Planning Commission, to Mrs, Mary T. Norton, chairman of the House Committee on District of Columbia Legislation, who had recently asked him to give her some reasons whv this legislation should be passed. | "We have been greatly handicapped j in planning efficient layout of streets j within the District,” Mr. Nichols ex-: plains, ”on account of the checkerboard plan of streets which has been im pinged upon its beautiful topography. | As a matter of fact there are few I American cities,” he insists, "where j there is greater need for the laying out of curved streets adapted to its par ticular topography. Would Preserve Beauty. "It is only in this way we can pre serve the picturesque beauty of the District, save a greater percents ge of the forest trees and at the same time effect a very large saving in the un necessarily heavy expense of grading streets according to the checkerboaid plan and thereby forcing immense grad ing costs on the adjoining property.” Mr. Nichols points out that "there are some 7.500 acres cf land, as yet unde veloped in the District, where it is t essential that we abandon much of the gridiron plan and use a more efficient street layout. There are many in stances where streets have never been developed, although they have been dedicated, and where the owners them selves would be very glad to have the street closed In order to develop a mere efficient street plan. As it is now. this can only be done by special act of Congress, and a subdivider is usually not willing to wait many months until Congress meets in order to find out if he can use this m:re efficient plan, and in order not to suffer delay he will pro ceed according to the present gridiron plan. Could Save $3,000^000. "We believe.” said Mr. Nichols, “that on the remaining 7.500 acres we could effect a saving of at least $3,000,000 by the passage of this bill and a saving of something over $300,000 per year in maintenance. , "The advent of the automobile, he emphasized, "has made it unnecessary to have such short blocks as were for merly planned, and by adopting a more efficient street plan by the use of longer blocks we will be able to eliminate a great mileage of unnecessary side streets. This does not mqpn that there ■would be any important major street eliminated, and, in fact, it would en able us to plan a greater number of major streets to take care of through traffic. . “All modern city planners,” Mr. Nich ols points out, “realize that a standard ized street plan, with practically all streets the same width and the same length, is unsatisfactory to meet modern-day needs and are advocating greater variation In street widths and block lengths so as to give greater street capacity where needed and less street capacity in purely residential areas, particularly single residence sec-) tlons. • "The street closing bill, as proposed, he says, "gives every property owner full right for a hearing and the collec tion of damages, if any. The Real Estate Board of Washington already has indorsed it and many of the subdivisions are already coming to our commission for advice and suggestions as to the best street plan and its best adaptation to the general street plan of the District. Yet when we tell them that no change can be made until Congress meets they are frequently unwilling to undergo the en gineering expense to make up studies for the new street plan, due to uncer tainty of the action of Congress and the delay involved. j "This bill is safeguarded by the fact that the closing of any street must be approved by the District Commission ers and also the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the latter commission being a neutral body, charged with the responsibility for look ing to the welfare of the District as a whole and from the national stand point, and, of course, the District Com missioners will always have regard for the needs of the District. “It is my judgment, due to my ex perience in having built more than 125 miles of streets in the Country Club District (Kansas City >, where the streets are laid out to lit the contour of the land, that this is more important than any other legislation which has been proposed for the development of the District so far as the efficient develop ment of the Capital is concerned. It has always particularly appealed to me because its purpose is both economy and greater beauty. I have always felt it was one means by which we could save the taxpayers an immense amount of money to compensate them some what for the cost of our park, play ground and fort drive. HELD IN SHOOTING Suspect Arrested After Bullet Hits | Man on Street. James Jackson, colored. 30. of 933 F | street southwest, was shot In the left leg while standing at Seventh and E I streets southwest last night. He was j treated at Emergency Hospital. Police i are holding Walter Smith. 25, of 711 H street southwest for questioning. Ira N. Randall, colored, 25, of 731 j Lowries place was treated at Casualty | Hospital early today for a bullet wound i in the left foot. He explained to po- : lice that he accidentally shot himself. STOP BAD BREATH _ Thousands of people afflicted with bad breath find quirk relief through Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets. The pleas ant, sugar-coated tablets are taken for bad breath by all who know. Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets art gently but firmly on the bowels and liver, stimulating them to natural action, I clearing the blood and gently purifying | the entire system. They do that which dangerous calomel does without any of the bad after effects. Olive Tablets bring no griping pain or any disagreeable effects. Dr. F. M. Edwards discovered the formula after 20 years of practice among patients afflicted with bowel and liver complaints, with the atten dant bad breath. Olive Tablets are purely a vegetable compound; you will know them by their olive color. Take nightly for a week and note the effect. 15c, 30c, 60c. Regular Delivery , Over 100,000 families read The 8tar every day The peat ma jority have the paper delivered regularly every evening and Sun day morning at a cost of 1V? cents daily and 5 cents Sunday If you are not taking advantage ot this regular service at this low rate, telephone National 5000 now and sylce will start tomorrow. .Due to the Store Being Closed Monday and Tuesday All Items Advertised Sunday for Monday'* Half-Day Selling Will Be on Sale Wednesday! Famous Coral Brand FINERY Hosiery 69c p 3 Pairs for $2 —Two styles—sheer, pretty picot top chiffon hose, and picot top medium service weight hose—both styles with the genuine “stop-a run” feature. The chiffons all silk. The service weights with lisle tops. Sizes 85 J to 10 in smart colors. Kann's—Street Floor. Silk All-Over I .aces $1.00 yd. —Black and beige colored silk laces in lovely new all-over pat terns for dresses, yokes and sleeves. 36 inches wide. 36-in. Cotton All-Over Lares, in ecru and pastel colors, 95c yd. Kann's—Street Floor. Bags,*1.79 Leather for General Use Imitation Pearl for Evening —Slim, flat en velopes and roomy pouches of calf and pat ent leathers, in black, red, navy blue, brown and i beige. Small | pouches and en velopes of imita tion pearls in black, white and eggshell. Kann's—Street Floor. Costume Jewelry 55c—2 for SI .00 —New styles in novelty*jewelry for Spring. Necklaces in various lengths... earrings... bracelets in sets of three... brooches... all in clever new designs and lovely new colors. Kann’s—Street Floor. Men's 7-Jewel “Elgin" Wrist Watches —Several different style cases of white or green rolled gold-plate. Each fully guaranteed. Thin-Model Pocket Watches Special, $5.95 —15-jewel watches in chromium-plated cases with simple, dignified chasing. Plain or fancy dials. Clear numerals. Kann’s—Street Floor. Transparent Velvet Ribbon, 69c vd. —Lustrous, transparent velvet rib bon* in light and dark colors, and five-inch widths. 89c value. Shaded Satin Ribon 39c Yd. —Seven-inch ribbons in ten differ ent colors. 59c value. Kann's—Street Floor. Women's 16-Rib Umbrellas $1.69 a —Neat, p r a c t ical umbrellas of gloria, a in plain colors... and 1 of an imported mix ' ture in novelty pat terns. All with wooden shanks and attractive handles. Kann’s—Street Floor. Copyright, 1932—S. Kann Sons Co. _✓~wr> > grfl" __ Sal el Ready Made Slip Cover Sets 8 Pieces. Including Separate Cushions, to Fit the Average 3-Piece Living Room Suite Spring and Mattress to match. —Imagine it! A box spring and mattress for the price you would expect to pay for one of them alone. The coil springs are en cased in a woven striped ticking, and the mattress, made of tiny resilient coils and fine layer felt, , , . is covered with ticking to match. Box Springs . . . $>14.5U ea. All standard sizes. Each guar- oio anteed. Mattresses.®lo.UU ea. Kann's—Third Floor. Rayon Damask Bedspreads Specially Priced O pp —Fancy woven rayon damask spreads, in plain Plk “V shades of rose, gold, blue, green and orchid; single WJ7 U % U J and double bed sizes, Kann's—Street Floor. Just What Your Maid Always Needs Aprons! Apron Sets! 59ceach tt there are any left after thit tale they'll be—79c —Well made aprons of crisp, white lawn, that will launder excellently. The aprons are finished with deep scallops or rickrack trimming; some have dotted Swiss centers. The sets are trimmed with rickrack or bias folds. Kann’s—Second Floor. Comfortable, Form-Fitting, Inexpensive Ribbed Knit Undies 39c ~ 2 Garments for 75c —The perfect gar ments for those en gaged in active .‘.ports—golfing, rid ing, tennis, hiking. Vests and panties, in small, medium and , large sizes, and a \ dainty pink color. \ Kann's—Street Floor. $1.95 Grade Printed Silk Crepe *1.39* —An all-silk crepe in plaid, striped and paisley patterns that are really beautiful. Light and dark col or i n g s. 39 inches wide. $1.00 and $1.29 “Eagles” Silk Crepes Special, 87c yd. Kann's—Street Floor. Hear Miss Ruth Whitney’* Talks —this week in the Lingerie Depart ment, on the proper underthings. She is sure to be interest ing. Perfection of Fit Comfort and Daintiness in Kickemick Undies —Delightful garments, accurately cut and with that "give" which means comfort. Extra length In the back of the bloomers, too! —Rayon vests, $1; reg ular slse rayon panties, *1; regular and extra ■!*< rayon bloomer*, $1.59; regular site silk and -rayon bloomers. S1.95; Combraseres of cotton, SI.95—of rayon, $2.95—of glove silk, 94.95. Kann’s—Second Floor. Linette-Weave Striped Material, Cretonne or Jaspe Cloth —New covers that will not only protect your furniture, but make your home more attractive for Spring. Choice of three different fabrics—a linette weave striped material in several colors.. .cretonne in several colorful patterns.. .and jaspe cioth in the plain natural color. $7.95 values. Tailored-to-Order Slip-Cover Sets Note Only —These covers will be made to fit any size three piece suite of furniture and the five separate cushions. Choice of colored jaspe cloth or linen faced crash cretonne. Kann's—Third Floor. Double Damask Table Cloths Kann's—Street Floor. Pure Irish Linen Sizes 70x88—68x88 $3.59 —Soft, satin finished double damask in neat patterns. Woven of long linen flax and bleached to snowy whiteness. Regularly $5.00. 70x70 Cloth..$2.98 Reaularlv $3.9 5 70x106 Cloth..$4.50 Regularly SS.S0 21 and 22 in. Napkin*, dox.$3.59 Regularly tS.Ot Your Silver Wont Tarnish in This ^ Non-Tarnish Chest Mil.. $1.00 —The chemically treated felt lining in these chests keeps silver from tarnishing. They are compact and handy, and save you lots of work. Kann's—Third Floor. Old English Floor W ax At a New Low Price Qt. Cans, Liquid 2-lb. Cans, Paste Regularly $1.25 . . . —You’ll find this new Old English Wax made by exclusive KORIC Process— makes waxing as easy as sweeping. It is creamy—smooth—polishes instantly— and shows no tracks when polished. Old English is one of the few floor and furni ture polishes that contains no oil—that’s why it does not collect dust, does not leave a bluish cast, and cannot soil clothes or rugs. Karm's—Third Floor _ Regular $150 Therm-a-Hot Hair Dryer —75c sise Fitch Diindruff Remover Shampoo ^ ^ —50c site Fitch Wave £ J Set All for _This Therm-a-Hot hair dryer and Infra red Lamp dries the hair quickly and easily. It is easy to handle—leaves the hair soft and lustrous. Has no air blast to tangle the hair. To introduce it we are making this special com Dinauon offer, giving you a $2.25 value for $1.39. Kann’s— Street Floor. BOXES For Various Vm Specially Priced 4 25 cea* —Handy boxes, useful boxes, good looking boxes, for odds and ends, for make-up and for hosiery—all covered with bright colored flowered pa pers. Hosiery boxes with six and twelve sections. 39c and 50c values. Notion Depart ment. Kann’s—Street Floor.