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ARE BANNED AFTER Commissioners Adopt Rule Against Sale on Streets, Except in Emergency. NEW POLICE REGULATIONS RESULT OF HEARING Sidewalks and Alleys in Scope of Order Affecting Supply of All Motor Vehicles. The District Commissioners today adopted a police regulation forbidding the sale of gasoline on any public street except in case of emergency. The reg gulation reads: "No motor vehicle shall be supplied or permitted to be sup plied with gasoline on the roadway, sidewalk or parking of any street, ave nue or road, or in or on any alley or public driveway, except in case cf emergency." ■* This regulation is expected .to def initely end huckstering of gasoline on the streets. Several months ago a reg ulation was adopted similar to the present, forbidding street sales of gas oline. Public Hearing Held. The gasoline vendors protested that they had a vested right in the con duct of their business which was con ducted under licenses issued by the District of Columbia, and the Com missioners suspended the regulation and held a public hearing on the sub ject. - . As a result of the public hearing the first regulation was canceled and a mew' one drawn up, permitting gasoline hucksters the same rights as those permitted to hucksters of other varieties. This regulation allowed the tank trucks of the huckster to stay for 30 min utes in any one block for the purpose of making sales, so long as the trucks kept out of the congested section and kept off boulevards and arterial high ways. Station Owners Protest. The filling station owners, represented by Attorneys Ringgold Hart and Percy Marshall, protested against this regu lation, and the whole question was turned over to a committee under Cor poration Counsel William W. Bride and Director of Highways Herbert C. Whitehurst for study. The committee found that the sale of gasoline on the street was a potential fire hazard and that the Commissioners had the power to prohibit it. Accordingly, the Commissioners today adopted the" regulation outlined above. THE WEATHER District of Columbia — Occasional rain.- warmer tonight; minimum tem perature about 52 degrees; tomorrow cloudy and colder; moderate to fresh southwest winds shifting to northwest tomorrow. ,, Maryland — Occasional rain, slightly warmer tonight; tomorrow cloudy and colder with rain changing to snow in J the mountains. Virginia—Cloudy and warmer, pos sibly rsfth in north and extreme west portions tonight; tomorrow cloudy, pos sibly rain on the coast; colder in north and west portions. West Virginia—Rain, colder in north west portion tonight: tomorrow cloudy I and colder, possibly light rain or snow j •In north portion. Record for Last 24 Hours. Temperature. Barometer, yesterday— Degrees. Inches 4 p.m. 51 30.14 8 p.m. 48 30.21 Midnight . 44 30.20 Today— 4 a.m. 42 30.14 8 a m. 43 30.12 Noon . 60 30.05 Highest, 60, noon today. Year ago, 49. towest, 41, 6:00 a.m. today. Year ago, 42. Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Today. Tomorrow High . 5:37 a.m. 6:23 a.m. Low . 0:36 a.m. High . 6:05 p.m. 6:50 p.m. Low . 12:18 p.m. 1:06 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Rises. Sets. Sun, today . . . 5:52 6:32 Sun. tomorrw 5:51 6:33 Moon, today... 4:23a.m. 3:30p.m. Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour after sunset. Rainfall. Monthly rainfall in inches in the Cap- , ltal (current month to date); Month. 1932. Average. Record. January .... 4.82 3.55 7.09 ’82 i February ... 2.46 3.27 6 84 ’84 j March . 6 45 3.75 8.84 ’91 April. 0.02 3 27 9.13 ’89 May . 3.70 10.69 ’89 June . 413 10.94 ’00 July . 4.71 10.63 '86 August . 4.01 14.41 ’28 September. 3.24 10.81 ’76 October . 2 84 8.57 ’85 November. 2 37 8.69 ’89 December. 3.32 7.56 ’01 Weather in Various Cities. £* Temperature. u * 8 55 g?si % 2.* * »» Stations. 5 2.2 5 & ®r Weather. “ a ^ *■ GS 5 5 ,. I ; ; » Abilene. Tex.30 OS 84 54 .... Clear Alban'. N Y 30 02 42 32 .... Cloudy Atlanta. Ga 30 28 62 52 - Clear Atlantic City. .30 18 48 42 Cloudy Baltimore. Md 30 10 52 40 0 02 Raining Eirmir.aham 30.28 78 54 .... Clear Bismarck- N D. 79 88 68 28 - Cloudy Boston. Mass. .30 12 50 34 . .. Cloudy Buffalo. N Y 29 90 38 30 0 42 Raining Charleston. S C. 30 34 64 50 .... Clear Chicago. Ill 29 72 54 42 . Clear Cincinnati. Ohio 29 90 70 54 0.01 Cloudy Cleveland. Ohio. 29 80 54 42 0.04 Cloudy Columbia. 8 C . 30 32 66 46 .... Clear Denver. Colo... 29 90 74 46 Cloudy Detroit. Mich...29 80 44 34 0 36 Cloudy El Paso. Tex 29 98 80 50 .... Clear Galveston. Tex 30 28 68 60 .... Clear Helena. Mont . 29 94 58 34 .... Pt.cloudy Huron S Dak . 29.76 76 48 Pt cloudy Indlanapoiis.lnd 29 82 58 52 0 06 Oloudy Jacksonville.Fia.30.34 58 48 . .. Clear Kansas City. Mo 29 74 82 60 .... Cloudy Los Angeles .... 30.06 76 52 .... Cloudy Louisville. Ky... 29 98 64 58 Pt cloudy Miami. Fla 30 18 80 62 0 60 Cloudy N Orleans, La 30 34 72 52 . .. Clear New York, N Y. 30.14 48 38 .... Cloudy Oklahoma City. 29.92 82 60 ...Clear Omaha Nebr.. . 29.62 80 58 _ Pt.cloudy Philadelphia 30 16 48 40 .... Raining Phoenix Ariz 29 90 92 56 . .. Clear Pittsburgh Pa . 29 94 52 40 . .. Pt.cloudy Portland. Me 30 08 50 30 Cloudy Portland, Oreg.. 29 76 60 50 Cloudy Raleigh N. C... 30 26 62 44 Clear Salt Lake City. 29.76 72 54 ... Cloudy Sar> Antonio 30 22 60 52 Clear San Diego. Calif 30 04 64 54 .... Cloudy San Francisco.. 30 00 60 52 0 01 Cloudy ft. Louis. Mo... 29 *0 74 62 Clear t. Paul. Minn.. 29 62 42 J2 0 16 Raining Seattle. Wash 29 72 *0 46 0.02 Cloudy • Spokane, Wash. 29 78 58 40 .... Cloudy Tampa. Fla..... 30.28 62 50 0 02 Clear WASH , D. C . 30.12 52 41 0.02 Raining FOREIGN. (7 a m., Greenwich time, today.) Stations. Temperature. Weather. London. England. 44 Cloudy Paris. France . 43 Foggy Vienna. Austria. 45 Cloudy Berlin. Germany.. 41 Cloudy Brest France 48 Part cloudy Zurich. Switzerland. 45 Part cloudy Stockholm, Sweden. 34 Clear Gibraltar. Spain 53 Part cloudy (Noon. Greenwich time, to»'sy.) Horta (PayaD. Azores . 58 Oloudy (Current observations.) Hamilton. Bermuda. 60 Rain San Juan. Porto Rico.... 7* Part cloudy Havana. Cuba. 68 Halo Colon. Canal Zone. 80 Cloudy - » 1 Tyro Artist Proves Skill CONVINCES Jl'RY OF SPEEDY ABILITY. JUAN TOMADF.LUI, Who blossomed Into an artist almost overnight, yesterday painted a picture in 14 minutes before a jury in the Shoreham Hotel. The jury, left to right, is com posed of L. Gardner Moore. Lawrence E. de S. Hoover, Baron Robert DobelhofI and Gertrude Neeley. Tomadelli is seated in front of his painting. —Star Staff Photo. JUAN TOMADELLI found Wash ington a doubtful arena for per forming miracles. In fact, so many insinuations, doubts, canards and winks were tossed about after the opening of his art exhibition at the Shoreham Hotel yesterday that the amiable overnight artist obligingly decided to have his miracles documented by a cynical public. More than one citizen who viewed Tomadelli's flamboyant paintings in sisted he could not have created 65 of them im six weeks, starting from scratch—that is, without past experi ence in the fine art of blending colors and canvas. Some of them expressed their view’s to newspapers. The papers were curious. Tomadelli explained he began his meteoric career as a multicolor Whistler because he thought he "could do bet ter" than some famed works he saw in a local gallery. The fact that he promptly gave his entire output to the Thrift Shop to be sold for charity still did not convince a few of the doubting Thomases. Gathers Jury of Friends. Tomadelli assembled a jury at the Shoreham to bear witness to his talent. His friend Baron Dobelhoff. a portrait painter of renown, was called. Walking through the lobby of the hotel, Tomadelli met Lawrence E. de(S. Hoo ver. "My friend Hoover,” said Tomadelli. “You serve on the jury.” Hoover was automatically impaneled. Gardner Moore, manager of the hotel: George Ryall and Mrs. A. E. Neeley completed the group of five good jurors and true. Two newspaper reporters, a cameraman and the radio were unoffi cial spectators. Tomadelli marched the entire crew to his suite. They straggled in, amused and a bit self-conscious at the business of proving a man honest. Some one remarked, “This is like going to watch Houdini." Tomadelli sat down, set up a small piece of canvas before him, took up his palette.'The paints were dry. He tried to loosen them. Baron Dobelhoff sug gested some new paint. “What for?” said Todadelli. “Some body turn on the radio.” "Go back to your own business,” said a voice over the loud speaker. The paints got softer. A reporter took out his watch and stared at the second hand “I will 6it over here and be the Inspiration," said Dobelhoff, rushing the sofa. Tomadelli made a few pre liminary passes at the canvas. Then he began. It was 1:25. The brush flew across the board. What are you painting?” a juror asked. “How should I know?” said Toma delli in all seriousness. “Then how will it get to be any thing?” “You just paint. You watch. It will be something—maybe.” Tomadelli painted. Once the board slipped. He asked for time out. The referee agreed. Every one relaxed and listened to a waltz groaning out frem the radio. The artist took up his job again. Blues, yellow, white, a touch of cobalt. He began at the sky and worked down idealistically. Then the browns came into action. A bold tree stood in the foreground. “Let there be a house,” said Toma delli. and there was a house—a small, innocent-looking cottage. The jury was disarmed already. More brown, yellow, whites to lighten the effect. A few dashes of green and a grove of poplars sprang into being. “Voila," said Tomadelli. It was 1:39 —14 minutes. The artist called for a frame. Five minutes later the work was ready to join the exhibition down stairs. “You see?" said Tomadelli. Jurors, reporters and the cameraman nodded enthusiastically. THREE LOCAL BILLS TO GO 10 SENA1E Plumbing Regulation, High way Improvement, Depend ency Measures Advanced. Favorable reports will b: filed in the Senate early next week on three bills approved by the District Committee yesterday afternoon to give the Com missioners broader power in the regula tion of plumbing and gasfitting, to straighten and improve the traffic high way between Soldiers’ Home and Mc Millan Park and to make a minor 1 change in the law for the home care of dependent children. The committee also took testimony, but postponed action, on a bill to in crease from 50 cents to $1 a cay the allowance paid by the District to fam ilies of men sent to the workhouse for nonsupport, and a bill to enable the District government to do small con struction jobs, up to a limit of $5,000, without contracts. H. C. Whitehurst, engineer of high ways, explained that the highway bill I would authorize ac exchange of ad jacent strips of land between the Sol- | diers' Home and the park officials to enable the District to build a new 40 foot roadway from First street and Michigan avenue westward to Colum bia road in place of the present circular 1 driveway through that area. Evan H Tucker of the Northeast Washington Citizens’ Association spoke in favor of the bill. The plumbing bill would empower the Commissioners to fix an annual license fee for master plumbers at not less than $25 nor more than $50, with authority to suspend plumbers’ licenses for cause. The third bill approved by the com mittee -would require applicants for! financial aid from the Board of Public Welfare, for the home care of dependent children, to be residents of the District ■ for two years instead of one year be-1 fore making such application. CRACKSMEN TAKE $25 FROM INSURANCE SAFE — Robbers Get Cash From Strongbox of United Life & Accident Company. Using a heavy crowbar, cracksmen pried open a strongbox in the office of the United Life & Accident Insurance Co, on the the third floor of the Na tional Union Fire Insurance Building. 918 F street, last night, and escaped with $25 in cash. Police say the robbers admitted them selves with a duplicate key. Samuel Kitt, assistant manager of the insur ance branch, found the safe broken open when he came to work this morning. A preliminary check-up revealed noth ing but cash missing. The robbers used a crowbar large enough to bend the safe door, and carried their tools off with them. VICTIM 0F*AUT0 DIES Laura Taylor, colored. 72 years old, of the 1700 block T street, died at 'Emer gency Hospital last night from Interne! injuries suffered when she was knock'd down by an automobile at New Hamp shire avenue and T street Wednesday night Malcolm Gibb6, 24. 3200 block Thir teenth street, driver of the car, was ar rested by police of the third precinct and is being held for action of the coroner's jury. Policeman Catches Rum Car Driver by Throwing His Baton* Club Hurled Through Win dow of Machine Strikes Fleeing Chauffeur. Policeman H. M. Hildrup needs neither an automobile nor a gun to capture alleged liquor runners. Just give him a chance to hurl his baton and he’ll do the job. At least, he did it yesterday, when he caught an alleged liqupr runner who had eluded three eleventh precinct patiol cars in a lonjf chase. Hildrup. who had seen part of the chase from ills beat at Fifteenth and East Capitol streets, threw' his baton through the window of the alleged liquor car as it sped past, hitting the driver on the head. The driver lost control of the car and it overturned. Hildrup captured him after a short chase afoot and took him to the eleventh precinct, where he was charged with possession and transporta tion of liauor, possession of a smoke screen and driving without a permit. He gave his name as Charles Williams. 21. colored. Hildrup said he found 27 gallons of liquor in Williams’ car. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. TODAY. Card party, benefit St. Francis Xavier’s Church Building fund. North-! east Masonic Temple, Eighth and Fj streets northeast, 8:30 p.m. Dinner, Woodward & Lothrop’s! Twenty-Year Club, Raleigh Hotel, I 6 p.m. Card party, Columbia Review, W. B A. Washington Loan & Trust Building, 8 p.m. Card party. Temple Committee, Joppa Lodga, Chapter No. 27, O. E. S., 60 M street northeast, 8 p.m. Entertainment and dance, Oklahoma State Society, United States Chamber of Commerce, 8:30 p.m. Card party, benefit Barbara Fritchie Council, Daughters of America, 2107 Rhode Island avenue northeast, 8:20 p.m. J Leap Year dance, Re-union Commit tee, Junior O. U. A M., Masonic Tem ple, Fourteenth and U streets south east, 8 p.m. Dinner, Federal Schoolmen’s Club, Hamilton Hotel, 7 p.m. Bridge party. Dental Assistants’ Asso ciation, Hamilton Hotel, 8 p.m. One-hour tour of eighteenth century Georgetown, benefit St. John’s Church of Georgetown, busses start from Peck Memorial Chapel. Twenty-eighth and M streets, half-hour intervals from 1:30 p.m. Card party, Women's Committee, American Institute of Banking, Willard Hotel, 8 p.m. Card party and dance, Acacia Chap ter, O. E. S., Shrine Temple, 1315 K street, 8:30 p.m. Card party. Auxiliary Home Board, Martha Chapter, No. 4, Naval Lodge Hall. Fourth street and Pennsylvania avenue southeast, 8 p.m. Meeting, League for the Larger Life, MOO New Hampshire avenue, 8 p.m. C. A. Eidhammer, speaker. FUTURE. Hike, Red Triangle Outing Club. Meet Thirty-sixth and M streets, to morrow, 2:30 p.m. Oyster roast. Gardenia Circle, No. 596., P H C Meet Seventeenth street and Pennsylvania avenue southeast, 10 a.m. ._ — * PLEA FOR PARKS Capital Not Oversupplied, Says Director, Citing Bene fits and Statistics. FUNDS NECESSARY TO MEET PROGRAM Transplanting of Trees and Colum bia and Analostan Island Plans Explained. Contending that Washington is not oversupplied with parks, in view of its growing population, Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant, 3d, director of public buildings and public parks, in a brief address preparatory to the premiere showing of the new motion picture illustrating the parks of the National Capital, held in the New National Museum. Tenth street and Constitution avenue, last night, pleaded for caution in cutting appropriations for "these character building agencies.” The film, made by the Department of Agriculture, for the Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks, graphically illustrates the scenic beauty of Wash ington's parks and their social value. An audience, representative, of a num ber of civic groups, witnessed the show ing of the picture, held in the mu seum's auditorium. Following the film, the visitors viewed the Bicentennial ex hibit of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission and related groups, depicting the growth of the city and its projected expansion. Col. Grant prefaced his brief ad dress by saying that in this Bicenten nial year the City of Washington is the growing legacy left to his people by the Father of His Country, adding that "we in the National Capital must make George Washington's thoughts and wishes come true." Mall Plan Definite. The director told his audience that there is a very definite plan for de velopment of the Mall, under the genius of Frederick Law Olmsted, notable Brookline, Mass., landscape architect, who is a member Of the National Cap ital Park and Planning Commission. Mr. Olmsted's father likewise con tributed materially to the development of the National Capital, Col. Grant as serted. “It is not so much difficulty to find capable architects and landscape archi tects. as to find funds to carry out our plans properly,” said the colonel. "Don’t imagine that the plan is incomplete. It is that the funds are not available, so that we can take the next step, quickly.” Likewise for the Lincoln Memorial and the eastern approach to the Arling ington Memorial Bridge, he said, there are adequate plans. He explained that in that region, the trees were planted closer together than they need be orig- i inally, so that now there is available a large number of trees of proper size that are being transplanted to positions originally mapped out for them. Col. Grant then turned his attention , to development of Columbia Island and , said that there the plans will change i from the rather formal treatment of 1 West Potomac Park to a more nat- i uralistic scheme. The officials hope to i preserve the Roosevelt Memorial, ( Analostan Island, keeping it in its i present natural state, with the public i being admitted, after it has been fur- , nished with roads and paths. Columbia Island Plan. "Columbia Island is to be a transition from the natural features of Analostan Island to the more formal treatment of the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway and West Potomac Park,” he asserted. Col. Grant recalled that the engineers consider it dangerous to tamper with the foundations of the Washington Monument, which rests upon a bed of gravel and blue clay and any disturbing of its equilibrium might cause a danger ous slipping. The plan for the develop ment of the Washington Monument is illustrated in the exhibit, he asserted. In the smaller parks of the city, his office is striving to avoid monotony and standardization, through the planting pf a variety of trees, the colonel asserted. Tackling the contention that Wash ington is an example of overpark de velopment, Col. Grant said that this city does not possess more parks, pro portionately, than do other advanced cities. The authorities say that there should be about 1 acre to 100 persons, ind when Washington is fully developed jnd populated, he said, the ratio here would be about half an acre to each 100 persons. Here, he said, the costs of parks is not only low per acre, but like wise low when considered on a per capita basis. Traffic Value Shown. Col. Grant pointed to the traffic value sf the Rock Creek and Potomac Park way. which will1:.provide an automobile irtery free from cross streets, between Connecticut avenue and Constitution ivenue. The proposed Fort Drive, link ing up the historic Civil War forts sur rounding the city, with a spacious mo torway, he asserted, will likewise prove i valuable traffic aid. It is a waste of taxpayers’ money to build park roads for trucks, Col. Grant informed his audience, as in Washing ton, about 80 or 90 per cent of the motor vehicles are of the passenger type. He recalled the social value of the parks and cited statistics from his annual report to illustrate the large numbers of persons engaged in a variety of sports, to say nothing of the crowds of spectators that watch them. Another value of the parks, Col. Grant pointed out, was their use in hot Summer nights, so that the pop ulace might sleep with some comfort. On sultry nights, they contain from 1,000 to 10,000 persons, depending on conditions. "In these days of unemployment and distress, the parks are playing their part," he asserted. "Let us hesitate before we cut out the character building agencies, too, in these days of retrenchment.” He cited the value of the parks of Washington as antidotes for crime conditions and asserted that they offer innocent, healthy facilities for recre ation. Frederic A. Delano, president of the American Civic Association, introduced Col. Grant to the audience. Last eve ning’s arrangements were under au spices of the Washington Chapter, American Institute of Architects; Dis trict of Columbia section, American So :iety of Civil Engineers; Parks and Res ?rvations Committee, Washington Board nf Trade; Women’s City Club; Commit tee on National Capital, Garden Club of America, and Committee of 100 on the Federal City, American Civic Associa tion. -• TRUCK VICTIM IDENTIFIED Elderly Colored Man Was Inmate of Home for Poor. The body of an elderly colored man who was killed in a traffic accident Thursday was identified by officials of (he Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, at the District Morgue last night as that of John Jackson, 55, an in mate. Jackson's prolonged absence fol lowed by a check-up with police led to the discovery. He died at Casualty1 Hospital shortly after being struck by a truck driven by Adolph R Diet* J5 1500 Twenty-third street southeast.’ DEAN MEEKS LISTS CA RAL AMONG ‘GREAT CHURCHES' Will Take Its Place With Notable Edifices of the World, He Says. GIVES STRIKING VIEW OF ‘WOMEN’S PORCH’ Sir Willmott Lewi* Deliver* Ap peal for Assistance in Its Construction. Washington Cathedial will take Us place "among the great churches of the world,” in the opinion of Everett Victor Meeks, professor of architecture of Yale University, and dean of the Yale School of the Pine Arts. Delivering the last of a series of lectures at the Mayflower Hotel yester 3ay afternoon, on the general subject of "Historic Temples,” Dean Meeks climaxed with a stirring tribute to the Washington Cathedral. He concluded s series of beautiful illustrations cf temples of the New World with several striking views of the Washington Ca thedral, and finally the Women's Porch, for the benefit of which the series of lectures was presented. Praise* "Splendid Plan" “Your own great Cathedral," he de clared, "will take its place among the great churches of the world.” The speaker praised its "splendid plan,” which he described as having the "es sence” of other great cathedrals. "They have all the plans of all the past," he said. "It is no wonder that they have arrived at this superb de sign.” One Interior view the speaker iescribed as furnishing a “thrilling per spective,” while the “crossing” itself, he explained, will be so large as to present one of the most interesting features. Dean Meeks expressed the ‘hope" that the Women's Porch “may Je built very soon.” An eloquent appeal to those who had attended the lectures to assist in the puilding of the Women’s Porch was de livered by the presiding officer of the series of lectures, Sir Willmott Lewis. Reviewing the series, Sir Willmott said 'we have moved around tne world to some back to our own temple.” He praised the builders as constructing a lemple adequately to express "the faith and ideals of the American people.” "In these five lectures on ancient emples,” said Sir Willmott, "we have girdled the world—like the man in Chesterton's story, we have had to go around the world to find the way lome. The road has brought us back a Washington, to our own Cathedral ind to the purpose for which the lec ;ures have been given. "They will have told us nothing if hey have not told us that all the great wildings which have passed before us in the screen were more than an appli satlon of changing modes and meth xls in the history of architecture— hey were an expression of the faith ind the ideals of the men who built hem. The life of communities is re :orded in their monumental structures, ind architecture—the matrix of civili sation—is and always has been born )f some need, of body or soul, so that ill true building touches depths of eeiing and opens the gates of wonder. An Expression of Faith. me men ana women or this Nation who together are building Washington Cathedral do not look forward to its completion as something which will give to the country either the biggest or the most beautiful temple in the world. It is their purpose and their reverent am bition to erect here an expression as fit as artist and craftsman can make it of the faith and ideals of the United States, as temples before it have been the fit expression of the faith and ideals of other times and countries. They think of it as an epitome, mystical and physical, of their aspirations and their belief in the fulfillment of these aspira tions. “In our small way we can each be a builder of the Cathedral and when it stands finished and splendid we shall recognize that we have builded better than we knew. It is the hope of all 1 those who are directly concerned in ; the work that small annual subscrip tions from a large number of people 1 may be received, that it may be remem- I bered that no gift can be too small and - no host of givers too large in a cause 1 which is national rather than local.” Dean Meeks, in his lecture, discussed 1 the development of church building in the New World, concluding with his im- ■ pressive tribute to Washington Cathe- 1 dral i “While the aboriginal races of Cen- 1 tral America did develop an architec- * ture," said Dean Meeks, "it had little or 1 no effect on later architectural form— ' perhaps unfortunately—and little or no J influence on subsequent ritual. And, 1 as for the American Indians, they have ' left no architectural remains, properly ’ so called, nor has their form of worship modified our own. So that it is to Eu- 1 rope that we shall have to look for our . ecclesiastical inheritance, both ob jectively as to architecture and sub- t jectively as to belief, practice and i ritual.” i Discusses Mayan temples. Referring to the Mayan temples. Dean Meeks characterized them as "a form of religious architectural art which marked a high development of civiliza tion already existing when our own came to replace it.” "Ecclesiastical architecture in Amer ica,” he explained, “has naturally been derived from two main sources, renais sance Spain and renaissance England.” Tracing the Spanish influence Dean Meeks showed how it had permeated especially through Mexico, Texas and California, finding expression in "what we call the mission churches.” Explaining the growth of the influ ence from Northern Europe, the speaker showed how "there were cer tain architectural differences along the length of the coast colonies.” "The colonial of the north,” he said, "was a more meager, barren architec ture, principally of wood, reflecting the lesser resources of the northern settlers, who found themselves bound to take the materials ready at hand for the labor of working them. A cer tain austerity was the result, which, it must be noted, was due as well to the stiff-backed Puritanism of the settlers themselves an expression in the build ings themselves not only of their 'pro testing' but their 'dissenting’ program. Whereas the settlers along the more southern portions of the Atlantic sea board, from Philadelphia to Georgia, came more often from a more affluent background. So that even quite early we find more masonry architecture, principally of brick. And this more generous standard of living is reflect* ed in the architecture of the churches themselves. The early Bruton Parish Church at Williamsburg and St. Mi chael's and St. Phillip’s in Charleston, are cases in point.” "This going back to Rome for archi tectural inspiration lasted but a scant quarter century-, however,” said the speaker, "to be succeeded by the Greek revival of the second quarter of the century. Greek Doric and Ionic tem ples, with paradoxial Wren spires translated into the sterner early classic detail, sprang up apace in New Eng land, New York Statq ^nd as far west .I———- I “Learning” How to Walk STUDENTS study pedestrianism. ■ ■ — - I-— . ■ ! - -— ■■ .. - Marie Suter (left) and Mrs. James R. Keeiing. ‘'co-eds” at Southeastern Uni versity, in first "walking class" today. Southeastern University’s new course In the fine art of walking was launched yesterday when nearly 100 students set out from the Y. M. C. A. Building for their first hike under university auspices. The students will gain an extra credit In physical education and the university letters if they walk 200 miles between now and June 1. The course, instituted as a health __% _ experiment by Dr. James A. Bell, head of the university, will be conducted by Dr. R. Lyman Sexton, faculty medi cal advis'r. The students will be taught how, whan and where to walk, as a means of combating respiratory infections. Dr. Bell gave the signal which started the initial group on a walk to Hams Point. HI IS J Blantcn Admits Effort Will Be Made to End Salary in Cab Meter Dispute. Effort is to be made in the House when the District appropriation bill is under consideration to cut off the salary of Gen. Mason M. Patrick, chair nan of the Public Utilities Commission, 'for what he has done in ignoring the instructions by Congress not to enforce bis order compelling meters to be in stalled in taxicabs and abolishing the tone system,” Representative Thomas L. Blanton admitted today. It was on motion of Representative 31anton some weeks ago that the House manimously adopted a resolution ask ng the Public Utilities Commission to •evoke its order. Since he finds Gen -atrick "defying” this "mandate" of Congress. Representative Blanton, who s a member of the subcommittee draft ng the District appropriation bill, is ietermined to have Gen. Patrick's sal iry cut off. "If the chairman of the Public utili ses Commission has no more regard or the unanimous expression of oppos ng a return to meters,” said Mr. Blan on today, “then I will carry the mat er back to the House and offer an imendment to cut off his salarv.” Representative Blanton's statement ollows close upon action bv the House Jistrict Committee, on motion of Rep-' esentative Black of New York, calling ipon Gen. Patrick to make an explana ion of "what is back of this zeal to tave meters Installed in all taxicabs.” llso. Representative Celler, Democrat, if New York, issued a statement carry ng a scathing denunciation of a "tre nendous lobby” which is pressing for he meter system and emphasizing that he "District would be the extreme loser n many ways.” as Ohio and Michigan, to house* the new and growing congregations of a de veloping epoch.” The third quarter of the nineteenth century, Dean Meeks described as "a sadder one, sadder architecturally,” marked by a “series of Gothic churches, many of them naive, unknowing and : ugly; some of them good. "Thus,” he j continued, “medieval architecture was completely revived in a form which we have come to call ‘Victorian Gothic.’" i The next step, he explained, was the j revival of the earlier of tl>e romantic , or medieval styles, the Romanesque. "But this time,” he said, “the re- | vival is to be started by a veritable genius, Henry Hobson Richardson, ar chitect of several well known houses here in Washington.” The influence of the World's Colum bia Exposition in Chicago, with its "glorious groups of classical buildings,” and the coming of "eclecticism" were discussed by the speaker, who then branched into a consideration of the "modernized type of design." “Out of the confusion of eclecticism,” he said, “younger radical designers are trying to develop a style which shall be truly expressive not only of twentieth century building: methods, but of the modern conception of living as well, j The movement is young, and style crys- J tallizes slowly.” In continental Europe,i he said the modernistic movement has gone ahead in a manner “decidedly startling.” “But in America,” said Dean Meeks, j “we have clung to precedent perhaps more strongly in our churches than in any other form of building. Still in the state of mind therefore of looking to the past for inspiration in design, particularly when it comes to the church, we turn naturally to that period in architecture in which the church and its rite found the most poignant, the most complete, the most magnificent expression; the mediaeval; and to that epoch in mediaeval ec clesiastical art when architecture reach- ! ed toward perfection, the Gothic. So j that by far the greater number of im portant modern churches are in that style, and the two great, cathedrals now under construction, that of St. John the Divine in New York and the splendid cathedral here in Washington are mag nificent examples of it.” . i ROUTE DEFENDED: - I Mo More Quake Peril Than at Panama, Col. Sultan Tells | Georghaphic Society. i -:- ! Nicaragua's proposed canal route is no more subject to earthquake damage' than is Panama’s, Col. Dan I. Sultan, j United States Army engineer, who led j the recent survey of the route, told the j members of the National Geographic j Society during his lecture. “Strange j Birds and Plants of Fertile Nicaragua.” j in the Washington Auditorium Iasi night. Col. Sultan also paid tribute to the American soldiers who suffered j "wartime discomforts” mapping the Nicaragua route in swampy jungle,! where a flashlight was often needed to tak° photographs in the daytime, and tents were no more than filters for the torrential rainfall. Another canal may soon be a neces sity, Col. Sultan declared. Panama Canal, the greatest engineering feat man has accomplished, already has reached 50> per cent of its capacity, j and several of the big ships now build-1 ing could not pass through its locks, | gigantic as they are. Col. Sultan said j that the Nicaragua route would require j less digging than Panama did. because, all but abcut 15 or 20 miles of the western I end of the route employs existing rivers , or lakes, and the Continental Divide: is some loO feet lower in Nicaragua than in Panama. Survey by Americans. The surveying party of American en gineers explored the entire' length of the San Juan River from Greytown, on the Caribbean Sea, to Lake Nicaragua, Greytown. which was a flourishing city when the "Forty-niners" used this route to California, now is a run-down vil lage of ruined iron and timber shacks. It may again be an important place if a Nicaraguan canal is dug, but today it numbers only 105 inhabitants. Col. Sultan explained that the survey was ordered by Congress at this time because some 15 years of preliminary work would be necessary before a canal could be ready for use—5 years for j surveying and acquiring of land rights, etc., and 10 years of actual digging ] and construction. During his time in Nicaragua on the | Survey Commission Col. Sultan also, made an airplane tour of the volcano; zone along the west coast and the bandit country in the rugged districts along the northern border of Nicaragua. He said his engineers had been warned that Sandino, the bandit chief, would never allow the canal survey to be completed. But the American engi neers and the American doctors at tached to the commission did so many favors for the natives, even to the ex tent of performing major operations for them, that the bandit attack never materialized. Managua Pictures Shown. Col. Sultan showed pictures of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, be fore and after the earthquake of March 31, 1931. The American consulate, one of Managua’s handsomest buildings, was completely level and many of the American officers and soldiers were on duty continuously for days, taking care of the wounded and destitute. One of the most unusual of the places visited by Col. Sultan were the Thou sand Islands, near the city of Granda. Here, in Blue Lake, hundreds of people live secure, each man and his family owning an island and gaining his living from it and from the lake, which teems with fish of all kinds. Nicaragua is a paradise for the lover of beautiful flowers, Col. Sultan said, and in the patios of the better homes one finds hibiscus, orchids, bougain villea, poinsettia and other brilliant blossoms. Most of the wealthier peo ple live in the large cities, to be safe from bandit attacks. The haciendas, which are always so luxurious in the movies, are/merely residences of the hired hands and their live stock. Col. Sultan commended the present regime in Nicaragua, stating that more schools, more roads and more railroads have been built than at any time in the nation’s history. This lecture is the last of the 1931-32 series of the National Geographic So ciety. D. C. COMMISSION HOLDS OP REPLY ON POLICE IN RED RIOl Reichelderfer and Crosby Dis approve Letter Released Yesterday to Press. STATEMENT ADDRESSED TO CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION Text Said Newspaper Accounts of Disorders Had Been ‘'Im mensely Exaggerated.” The District Commissioners yester day held up their reply to a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union criticizing the way in which District police quelled a demonstration in front of the Japanese embassy last Saturday. A letter had been prepared by Sec retary Daniel E. Garges of the com mission, and the text of this had been given out by him late Thursday eve ning According to this draft, news paper accounts of the disturbance were described as "immensely exaggerated" and some of the specific statements in the - newspaper reports were categori cally denied. It was denied that any one was knocked down. The only per son who fell to the ground, according to the letter, was a woman on whom a policeman fell when he was attacked by "another rioter.” Asked Glassford Report. It was explained that Dr. Luther H. Relchelderfer, president of the board of commissioners, had received a let ter from the American Civil Liberties Union and had turned it over to Mr. Garges to secure a report from Brig. Gen Pelham D. Glassford, superin tendent of police, and send a reply. Gen. Glassford sent up a carbon copy of a two-page letter addressed to the Civil Liberties Union, containing all the statements incorporated in Mr. Garges' draft of the reply. The Civil Liberties Union had sent copies of their letter to Gen. Glassford and to Sen ator Arthur Capper of Kansas, chair man oi the Senate District Committee. Whether Gen. Glassford had mailed his reply direct to the Civil Liberties Union is not known. At the meeting yesterday. Police Com missioner Herbert B. Crosby said that he had not seen the draft of the Com missioners' reply until it appeared in the newspapers, and that he would not have approved of the sending of such a letter to the Civil Liberties Union. Dr. Reichelderfer said that he. too, would not approve of sending such a reply. May Not Make Reply. The Commissioners then were asked what reply would be rent end they re plied they had not made up their minds whether the letter called for a reply. It was pointed out that the letter con fined Itself to criticizing "the ur of ex cessive violence” arid ‘ suoh incidents as the beating of a young girl Into in sensibility, the violent felling of nine combatants and the lndiscrimlnr te ar rest of a number of partlclpenis." The letter charged that the police “appeared to have been at least as guilty "of dis orderly and riotous conduct as those whom they made it their business to suppress ” Gen. Glassford is out of town on a tour, which will take him to Newark, New York, Boston, Providence and other cities on a study of police meth ods in those places, and was not avail able for questioning. PIED PIPER STAGED BY GIRL RESERVES Operetta Presented Last Night at Y. W C. A. Hall to Be Re peated Today. The Girl Reserves of the Young Women's Christian Association last night presented their version of Robert Brown ing's fascinating story of the “Pied Piper of Hamelin” in Barker Hall, Sev enteenth and K streets. Marking the second time this par icular group has presented the operetta, ast night's performance was enthusias tically received. Colorful and attractive setting and rostumes contributed to the impressive aess of the presentation as more than iO high school girls gave a performance that was a credit to themselves and their coaches. The roles of the Pied Piper, played by Jo Carter; the mayor, >y Barbara Davis, and Maxwell Gallo vay as the dream lady were outstanding. Impressive performances were also lone by Morrudd Thomas as the lonelv ame boy, Helen Foley as Night Wind, Margaret Hedgcock, playing Mother joose, and by those cast in the assorl nent of characters from the Mother 3oose book. The entire cast will repeat the per ormance today for the special benefit )f children. It will be the annual chll iren's Easter week matinee cf the asso ■iation. NAVY AND FRATERNAL DAY TO BE OCTOBER 27 Joint Celebration Will Be Held as Part of District's Washington Bicentennial Program. Dr. George C Havenner, executive vice president of the District Bicen tennial Commission, announced today that October 27 has been set, as the date for the celebration of Fraternal day as part of the District's George Washington Bicentennial program. The date also will be observed as Navy day. Dr. Havenner stated, and will be marked by a monster parade of fraternal bodies during the morning and the annual functions at the Wash ington Navy Yard in the arternoon. The Naval Gun Factory will be open to the public for this event. President Hoover will be invited to review the Fraternal day parade, the Bicentennial Commission stated. In sketching plans for the October 27 event, representatives of several frater nal groups of the Capital, at a meet ing in the commission headquarters yesterday, agreed to eliminate commer cial floats from the parade. Visitor Robbed of $17.20. Overpowered by two colored footpads, Frank Miller of Toledo, Ohio, stopping here in the 600 block of C street, was robbed of $17.20 in the rear of the 600 block of New Jersey avenue last night, according to a report made to first precinct police. Former Ohio Woman Dies. PARIS. April 2 (/P).—Princess Michel Murat, who was the former Helen Mac Donald stallo of Cincinnati, Ohio, died yesterday at her home here after a short lines*. She waa 38 years old.