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1 WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, AUGUST 1J, 1934._**_PAGE B—1
TRANSIT HEARING
HALTED TO ALLOW
MORE STUDY TIME
Sessions Before Public Utili
ties Group Recessed Until
September 10.
183 SUGGESTIONS FILED
IN COMMISSION’S OFFICE
Capital Transit, Beeler and Sager
Introduce Ten Major
Plans.
The street car rerouting hearing be
fore the Public Utilities Commission
was recessed today until September 10
to allow the commission and its stall
time to make a competitive study of
the 10 major plans offered.
Four of the plans were introduced
yesterday by the Capital Transit Co.
Three others were put in by John A.
Beeler, consultant engaged by the
commission, and the remaining three
by Fred A. Sager, chief engineer for
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bliv. b>viuuui»tuti>
In addition to these, there are In
the commission's files 183 suggestions
for changes offered by Individual citi
zens or citizens’ associations, all of
which will be tabulated and consid
ered in connection with the other
plans.
On September 10 all of the experts
who have offered rerouting plans will
be available for cross-examination by
any Interested party.
Submits Four Plans.
W. B. Bennett, assistant to the
president of the Capital Transit Co.,
submitted four plans of rerouting at
the hearing yesterday afternoon.
Three of them were minor modifica
tions of plans already submitted by
commission experts. The company’s
favorite plan provides for new track
only in F street, where there will be
• a single track in F street between
Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets for
westbound cars only.
This track, together with connec
tions Into the Fifteenth street and G
street, provides a downtown loop for
cars entering the downtown district
from the east, such as tht Maryland
and Brookland lines. This plan pro
vides for additional double-track
branch-offs at Fourteenth and H
streets and at Seventeenth and H
streets.
The routing of the Rosslyn line re
mains the same as at present, as does
one leg of the service now coming
down Fourteenth street, •which ter
minates In Potomac Park. Another
leg of the Fourteenth street service Is
routed down Fourteenth street to the
Bureau of Engraving. A third is
routed to Anaco6tia by way of F
street. Fifth ktreet, Indiana avenue,
C street, First street southeast and E
street southeast.
The rest of the Fourteenth street
service (four cars an hour) also goes
through the downtown district by way
of F street and is turned back in
front of the Court House at a loop to
be constructed there.
The line now operating to Takoma
Park from the end of the Fourteenth
street line via Kennedy and Third
streets is connected into Georgia ave
nue at Georgia avenue and Kennedy
streets. The routing schedule calls
for about 24 cars per hour base serv
ice as far north as Upshur street with
service north of that point spreading
out to the.existing terminal at Sol
diers’ Home, Takoma Park, Fourth
and Butternut streets and Georgia
and Alaska avenues.
Chevy Chase Routing.
Part of the Chevy Chase service is
routed downtown by way of Calvert
street, Columbia road, Connecticut
avenue, Seventeenth street and Penn
sylvania avenue, and part by way of
Eighteenth. U and Eleventh streets.
Three lines have their terminus
at the Rock Creek Bridge loop, one
operating to First and E streets south
east by wray of Florida and New Jer
sey avenues, one to the Navy Yard
by way of Florida avenue and Eighth
street east and the other to a down
town loop by way of Eighteenth, U
and Eleventh streets.
The Columbia line is connected
through to the west to furnish service
to the Potomac Park area and to Po
tomac Park and Cabin John by way
of Pennsylvania avenue, M street and
Wisconsin avenue. The Tenleytown
line is operated to the turn around
Union Station by way of Wisconsin
avenue. M street, Pennsylvania ave
nue, Fifteenth street, Pennsylvania
avenue, First and C streets.
The Eleventh street line loops in
the downtown section as at present.
The Mount Pleasant lines to East
Capitol and to Thirteenth and D
streets noi theast remain as at present,
as does the Maryland-Treasury line.
The Brookland line is brought through
F street and looped back by way of
Fifteenth and G streets.
Fred A. Sager, chief engineer of
the commission, put into the record
a series of plans for changes in bus
lines to accompany his suggested
changes in street car routes.
Seeks New Takoma Line.
He suggested a new line from'Ta
koma across Carroll and Cedar streets
to Fifth street and thence south on
Fifth to Madison street, west on Mad
ison to Colorado avenue and thence
south on Colorado to Fourtenth and
Kennedy streets to a terminal which
he suggested should be built by the
company to accomodate transfer of
passengers to the street car line.
The South Washington line should
be extended, he said, from Seven
teenth street and Pennsylvania ave
nue southeast along K'street and Po
tomac avenue to M street, west on M
street to Water street, north on Water
street to Eleventh street, north on
Eleventh street to Virginia avenue,
and north to Twelfth street and on
to a terminus at about H street.
The Burleith bus line should be
eliminated at least as a downtown
route.
The Potomac Heights-Foxhall Vil
lage line should be terminated in the
nelghborhod of Foxhall Village, and
that line extended easterly on Reser
voir road. Thirty-fifth street and Q
street to Thirty-first or Thirtieth
street, at which point it should divert
south on P street to Dupont Circle
and perhaps on downtown.
The present bus route serving
American University Heights, originat
ing at Forty-First and Fessenden
- Atreets and traveling by devious route*
Modelmaker Started Career
Making Toys for Infant Son
Bertram L. Keyes (inset), modelmaker, and his model fashioned
from Washington Cathedral. —Star Staff Photos.
When Bertram L. Keyes fashioned
little cardboard houses for his infant
son's Christmas-time amusement 23
years ago, he thought little of the part
such "play houses’’ might enact in
real construction jobs. When he con
structed a miniature house from an
architect-friend’s drawings "to show
him what his design looked like,” he
still had no idea that such a pleasant
pastime could have any economic
value to anybody, especially to him
self.
But then he built a little cardboard
office building from another architect’s
plans—still more or less for the pleas
ure of the thing—and the little struc
ture, worked out in absolute scale,
played such an important part in the
final design of that building that
Keyes thought "there might be some
thing in this business.”
Today Keyes is an outstanding
craftsman in the highly important
business of model building. He has
maintained his own studio in Balti
more, where more than a down men
work under him. He has fashioned
most of the Federal buildings in the
famous triangular development here,
as well as many other new struc
tures in the National Capital’s pro
gram. The scale model of the triangle
which has been exhibited in the Com
merce Department, Treasury, National
Museum and downtown department
store window's, and which conse
quently has been seen by thousands
of persons, was executed by Keyes.
Started as Toys.
And it all goes back to the en
thusiasm of a young father to please
his baby.
*‘I was a draftsman then,” Keyes
recalled today as he worked on a proj
ect in the office of the quartermaster
general of the Army, “and I started
making little toy houses for my baby
boy, to put under the Christmas tree
and all that sort of thing. Then when
I made scale models for those archi
tects and they were interested I de
cided that if they were interested per
haps other people would be. And
they were.”
1 Explaining the use of the model,
Keyes said:
“It's fairly difficult for a trained
architect to get from his flat drawings
a complete idea of how his design will
look when completed, and it is vir
tually impossible for the layman to
get any idea at all of the various views
a building will present. But with the
model—made to accurate scale from
the original drawings—it is possible
to turn and twist the structure and
view it from every conceivable angle.
“Designers can place their eyes at
exactly the spot from which the eyes
of persons will view the completed
building and sight through the various
vistas which such things as arches
j and doors will present. If unattrac
tive features can be discovered then—
before ground is broken—the drawings
can be changed, and then, by using
new models built according to the
altered design, the designers will know
exactly what their product will be
when completed.”
Works With Cardboard.
Most of Keyes' work is done in heavy
cardboard. Sharp knives and an un
tidy and insignificant looking paste pot
are his tools. Delicate work, his, and
yet the buildings he fashions—some of
them up to 10 feet long and contain
ing no material other than cardboard—
are so cleverly braced that they can
be picked up by their ends with not
so much as a quarter-inch sag in the
unsupported span.
There has been some question about
the life of these models. Keyes him
self was a'little concerned about that
until research showed him the exist
ence of at least one cardboard model
that is 500 years old. Old enough, he
decided, to satisfy any architect.
Ordinarily Keyes is very much his
own boss, running his own studio and
bidding on the jobs he desired. But—
well, there has been a depression, and
building has suffered. So. with little
construction, too few architects had
to Massachusetts and Nebraska ave
nues, and thence downtown, he said,
should be changed to terminate the
present Wesley Heights service at
Massachusetts and Nebraska avenues.
In this case the bus line serving the
American University Heights district
could be connected up with the Chevy
Chase loop bus in such a way as to
furnish frequent service between this
area and the Wisconsin avenue car
line, and possibly provide an extension
of the bus service along some route,
for instance, Nebraska avenue, thus
connecting the areas with both the
Wisconsin and Connecticut avenue
car lines.
He suggested a new line beginning
at Nebraska and Wisconsin avenues
following the present route to the
Bureau of Standards line to Connecti
cut avenue and thence south on Tilden
street and across Rock Creek Park
to Park road and then following the
line of the Park road bus line across
to New Hampshire avenue and on to
Catholic University. »
any use for models, and at present
Keyes Is working dally on Army Jobs
for the Wor Department. He has
done, for example, a scale model
in color of the Fort Myer Chapel,
and It now is on display in the
main lobby of the War Department
Building on Constitution avenue.
Doubtless when private building is re
sumed Keyes’ studio will be in its
stride again.
M COlNlES
GIVEN D. C. RELIEF
28,500 Yards of Ticking
for Mattresses Allotted
by F. E. R. A.
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The Federal Emergency Relief Ad
ministration announced today it has
allotted the District of Columbia 300
bales of cotton and 28,500 yards of
ticking for the , mattress-making
project planned by local officials to
provide work for some of those in
need of relief.
Similar allotments of supplies for
each of the States also were an
nounced, in a statement in which
Acting Federal Relief Administrator
Aubrey Williams explained that the
program has the following three-fold
purpose throughout the country: To
provide work relief for more than
60.000 women now on the direct relief
rolls: to reduce the cotton surplus by
at least 250,000 bales, and to provide
mattresses for families in dire need.
AU States Co-operating.
According to Mrs. Ellen S. Wood
ward, director of the women's work
division of F. E. R. A., all State relief
administrations are co-cperatmg in
the workshop program, with 410 man
ufacturing units already set up and
233 more in process of establishment.
Relief agencies throughout the coun
try have applied for and been allotted
a total of 60,040 bales cf cotton and
4,983,100 yards of ticking. Case work
ers of the various relief administra
tions will supply the lists of families
in need of the mattresses being made.
Plans to reduce surpluses of farm
products also were announced by Fed
eral relief officials.
The Surplus Relief Corp. said the
California Relief Administration had
been authorized to contract with
commercial canners for 10.000 tons of
surplus peaches. At the same time it
asked bids for 1,000,000 pounds of
butter, to be distributed to the needy.
California Peaches Donated.
The California peaches are being
donated by the growers. It is esti
mated they will make 12,000,000
quarts. They are to be used in Cali- |
fornia as far as needed, but anything (
over the needs of that State will be
turned over to the National Relief
Administration. The cost is limited
to $750,000.
The butter bids are for removal of
surpluses from the New York, Chi
cago and San Francisco markets.
LAWYER~ATTACKS
POLICE METHODS
Charges Clients Are Persecuted
and Asks Immediate
Hearing.
Asking an immediate hearing on
the grounds that his clients were be- !
ing persecuted, Attorney John Sirica,
former assistant district attorney, re
quested Judge Ralph Given in Police
Court this morning to disregard a
motion by David A. Hart, assistant
district attorney, to continue cases of
four defendants, who were arrested
yesterday on charges of violating the
gambling law.
Earlier in the day Sirica and De
tective Sergt. George C. Deyoe are
reported to have been involved in an
encounter in Hart’s office. Sirica said
that he and Deyoe had had bitter ex
changes on a recent jury trial, which
was also based on gambling and in
volved some of the same defendants
in the raid yesterday.
Sirica said that Deyoe pushed him
against the wall and they both “lost.
their tempers.”
Barbecue Set for Sunday.
The Franklin Manor Citizens' As
sociation will hold their annual
barbecue at Franklin Manor on the
bay Sunday afternoon from 1:30
to 4:3«.
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Money Available for Mod
ernization by Those Who
Meet Terms.
EACH $10 TO COST ABOUT
EIGHT CENTS PER MONTH
F. H. A. Campaign Spreads Over
Nation—Meetings to Spur
local Activity.
The Federal Housing Administra
tion’s modernization campaign was
progressing slowly but steadily in the
District today with the 19 “banks, ap
proved by the administration for
making loans, waiting with read?
cash for the home owner who could
meet the comparatively easy terms
demanded.
Representatives of Housing Admin
istrator James A. Moffett were uusy
carrying the gigantic program to re
mote parts of the country. It was
announced that credit insurance al
ready had been arranged with banks
having resources of more than $10,
000.000,000 and serving nearly 100,
000,000 people. By tomorrow night It
is anticipated that home owners of
virtually every community of the Na
tion will be able to “talk moderniza
tion loan” with his banker.
Francis G. Addison, Jr., president of
Security Savings & Commercial Bank
and liaison officer for F. H. A. and
District bankers, stated that a series
of meetings will be arranged here
within the next 10 days to spur the
local campaign.
Reaction Not Determined.
It was believed too early to obtain
a fair test of the atitude of the home
owner toward the Government-backed
improvement loan, but many bankers
expressed belief it will be greeted en
thusiastically. However, one promi
nent District man of finance expressed
the belief that the easy-term loan
would prove more popular in other
parts of the country where the de
pression had been more keenly felt
than in Washington. He pointed out
that salaries had been maintained at
a generally higher level here than
elsewhere and home owners, as a con
sequence, had kept their homes in
better condition.
Most of the larger banks reported
a small number of applicants had al
ready arrived, but very few had actu
ally succeeded in obtaining loans due
to necessary delays in securing in
formation which would qualify the
borrower.
List of Banks.
Washington banks to whom credit
insurance certificates have been is
sued are as follows:
American Security & Trust Co., Lin
coln National Bank, Morris Plan Bank
of Washington, Washington Loan &
Trust Co., Munsey Trust Co., Mc
Lachlen Banking Corp., Secur
ity Savings & Commercial Bank,
Second National Bank, Riggs National
Bank, Hamilton National Bank, Co
lumbia National Bank, Anac ostia
Bank, Liberty National Bank, City
Bank of Washington, National Bank of
Washington, National Capital Bank,
National Metropolitan Bank, Union
Trust Co. and Bank of Commerce &
Savings.
A number of banks of nearby
Maryland and Virginia also have
been approved.
The housing administration esti
mated that interest and all other
charges on Government-insured loans
would cost the borrower not more
than 8 cents a month for each $10
borrowed.
In other words, officials said in a
statement the property owner could
pay interest and service charges at
a rate slightly less than 10 per cent
of the average unpaid balance of his
loan.
TRIAL WITNESSES’
CONDITION SERIOUS
Leo A. de Waard and Hazel Mans,
field Still in Richmond
Hospital.
Two of the four persons hurt when
a Washington police car overturned
Monday about 20 miles from Rich
mond while taking witnesses to the
murder trial of a Tri-State gangster at
the Virginia capital are suffering from
more serious injuries than was gt first
supposed.
They are Postal Inspector Leo A.
De Waard and Policewoman Hazel
Mansfield, who was accompanying
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fontaine, sweet
heart of a slain gangster, to the trial.
Both are still confined to a Richmond
hospital, De Waard with concussion
of the brain and Mrs. Mansfield with
Internal injuries.
Detective Floyd Truscott, the fourth
member of the party, and Mrs. Fon
taine were only slightly injured. The
trial subsequently was postponed until
the coming Monday.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
TODAY.
Meeting New York City Society of
Washington, 4221 Seventh street,
8 p.m.
Ice cream festival. Evangelical Lu
theran Church of Atonement, under
auspices church choir, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Japanese Royal Pair Visiting Capital
Prince and Princes* Kaya of Japan, who arrived in Washington last night, were honored at a luncheon
today by William PhilUps, acting Secretary of State. Among the guests were Secretary of War Dern, Wil
liam R. Castle, former Ambassador to Japan; several other Government officials and attaches of the Jap
anese Embassy.
The imperial couple was to be received at tea this afternoon by President Roosevelt. Although the White
House was upset due to remodeling, the President planned to entertain his guests in the intimate family quar
ters on the second floor. No other foreign visitors have been so honored.
Above: The Prince and Princess are shown as they were met at Union Station by James Clement Dunn,
chief of protocol of the State Department. —Harris-Ewing Photo.
REPEAL BLAMED
FOR TRAFFIC TOLL
Anti-Saloon League Secre
tary Says Deaths Here
Have Doubled.
A 100 per cent increase In- traffic
fatalities in Washington during the
first six months of repeal, as com
pared with the 6ame period of last
year, was reported today by Laura
Lindley, research secretary of the
Anti-Saloon League of America.
The death toll for the first six
months of this year was 66, as com
pared with 33 for the same period last
year.
Fact Held Indisputable.
“While the fact of traffic fatalities
is indisputable,” it was said in the
report, "there is no agreement as to
the cause. It is significant, however,
that this increase coincides with re
peal and that the arrests for driving
while intoxicated increased from 112
to 165—47.3 per cent—in the first six
months of 1934, as compared with the
same period of 1933, according to the
Police Department figures."
Arrests for reckless driving, speed
ing and other offenses in which “it
is very probable that liquor played a
large part,” showed increases under
repeal, according to the Anti-Saloon
League report. The rate of increase for
such offenses as fleeing from the scene
of accident, operating under revoked or
suspended permits, operating wdthout
a permit, reckless driving and speed
ing increased from 4,604 during the
first six months of 1933 to 5,357 for
the same period this year, or 16.3 per
cent, it was reported. Reckless driv
ing and speeding alone counted for
an increase from 3,553 to 4,253, or
19 7 ner cent, the report shows.
Comparison of Arrests.
Arrests for intoxication in Wash
ington show an interesting comparison
for the six-month periods ending June
30, 1932, 1933 and 1934," the Anti
Saloon League reported. "During the
first six months of 1932 there were
7,307 arrests for intoxication.
For the same period of 1933, during
which beer was legalized from April
7, intoxication increased to 8,515 cases,
or 16.5 per cent. After repeal the
first six months of 1934 gave a total
of 12,123 arrests for intoxication, an
increase of 3.608 or 42.3 per cent over
1933. The District of Columbia Jail
records show that commitments for
intoxication increased from 5,426 dur
ing the first six months of 1933 to
6,889 in 1934 for the same period, or
26.9 per cent.”
Disorderly conduct arrests for the
first half of this year show an in
crease of 24.4 per cent over those for
the same time last year, while com
mitments to jail for this offense in
creased by 23.7 per cent.
Total arrests in the District for the
first six months of 1933 numbered
53 410, the league reported, while for
the same period this year arrests in
creased to 63.550, or 18.9 per cent.
The increase under repeal amounted
to 10.140 arrests. Total jail commit
ments during the same periods in
creased from 9,511 to 10,204, or 7.2
per cent.
FAMILY REUNITED SO SWIFTLY
POLICE FORGET TO GET NAMES
A
So swiftly did police work yesterday
that they succeeded in reuniting a
family of six persons without stopping
to obtain their names.
Walking into police headquarters
late in the day, a mother with her
three young daughters and a son ex
plained frantically she had become
separated from her husband after
leaving him in the downtown section
to hunt souvenirs. She told Lieut.
Benjamin H. Kuehling that the family
had driven here from New Brunswick,
N. J., and was preparing to return
home.
Lieut. Kuehling hurriedly asked the
woman the license cum bar of the
family automobile and then dispatched
Detective Sergt. Thomas Nally to find
it. Sergt. Nally found the automobile
parked in the 1400 block of New York
avenue.
Meanwhile, the husband was looking
for his wife and four children.
Sergt. Nally left a note on the auto
mobile: "Crane to detective head
quarters, 462 Indiana avenue. Your
wife and children are waiting there
for you.”
About an hour later the man ap
peared at headquarters, where he
joined his family, who, with sighs of
relief, accompanied him to the auto
mobile outside. >i
Jewel Counter Wins Princess
Away From Sightseeing Tour
Japanese Royal Couple See City From
Monument and Visit Capitol
on Busy Trip.
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By the Associated Press.
Prince and Princess Kaya, sight
seeing In Washington today, found
the road around Washington Monu
ment blocked off and a repairing
job on.
They walked, like hoi polloi, up to
the Monument and waited their turn
with other tourists for the elevator.
“How high?” asked the Prince,
going up.
“Five hundred flfty-flve feet,” was
the answer.
“Easy to remember!” laughed the
princess. “Empire State—this Is Just
the half of It!”
The prince and princess peered out
the Monument peep holes and asked
questions until they had mastered
the lay of the land and water.
Visit the Capitol.
The princess was dressed in a light
blue tailored pongee silk suit, with
royal blue velvet beret, white purse
and white shoes.
The royal couple trudged up the
Capitol steps, and in Statuary Hall
were told about Representative Isa
bella Greenway and her hero hus- 1
band immortalized there, as well as
about the British burning the Capi
tol long ago. They did not get onto
the floor of the House because the
doors were locked and nobody seemed
able to find the janitor.
Princess Kaya halted her part of
the sightseeing trip at a large de
partment store.
“Her imperial highness wants just
five minutes here.” one of the party
told the chauffeur, but she lingered
far longer than that.
Seeks Jewelry Counter.
Straight to the costume jewelry
counter she went. Looking for all the
world like the three little maids from
Japan in "The Mikado." the prin
cess. her hostess and her lady in
waiting inched their way about the
counter, smiling and chatting and
pointing at the pretty baubles under
the glass.
The princess purchased a five-strand
bead bracelet with gold filigree clasp
and necklace to match. She made a
more rapid visit to other counters,
looking at lace, and purchasing a
jouble pack of ultra-artistic playing
?arda.
SCHOOL HEATING
PLANTS_’AIREO
Three to Get New Systems.
Work Rushed for Open
ing Date.
With just one month left before
schools reopen, workmen today are
hastening the annual Summer time
repairs on District public school build
ings.
According to Jere J. Crane, first
assistant superintendent in charge of
business affairs, the main project is
the installation of new heating plants
in three school buildings. These
buildings are the John H. Ketcham,
Fifteenth and U streets southeast;
Daniel A. Payne, Fifteenth and C
streets southeast, and Randal High
lands School, Thirtieth and R streets
southeast. In each of these buildings
the antiquated hot-air heating plant
is being replaced with a modern
steam-heating system. The total cost
is QQQ
Other Plants Repaired.
The plants in three other school
buildings are being extensively re
paired. The Miner Teachers’ Col
lege will get new boilers, costing $6,
879. The Shaw Junior High School
heating plant is being altered exten
sively at a cost of $4,351. The M street
heating plant for the Douglas-Sim
mons (elementary) School and the
Terrell Junior High School is being
repaired at a cost of $4,360. The
jobs are expected to be completed by
September 15, two days before schools
reopen.
One of the major repair Jobs has
been the equipping of the Phelps Vo
cational School with the new type
sight - conservation furniture. This
furniture was designed by Crane
primarily for use in the special
sight-conservation classes at the
Henry and Douglas-Simmons School
Buildings. So successful has been
this furniture in the relief of chil
dren with impaired eyesight that
it was adopted as standard equip
ment for the system. The Phelps Vo
cational School, a new structure, is
the first school building in the country
to be completely equipped with this
sight-aid furnitures__ li
MAX’DIME
AIREDATHEARING
$1.50 Rate for Setting Rub
ble Stone in School
Work Debated.
The question of whether masons
setting rubblestone in the construc
tion of the Woodrow Wilson High
School should be* pa id the $1.50 rate
prescribed for cut-stone masons, which
had precipitated a strike of stone ma
sons on the Job, was debated heatedly
today at a hearing before W, H.
Wahly, assistant corporation counsel,
the legal member of the District Wage
Compliance Board.
Engineer Commissioner John C.
Gotwals announced Tuesday the rub
ble-stone setters should be paid $1.50
instead of $1.10 an hour, which the
Lewis Pema Co., the subcontractor,
said it was paying.
Hearing Declared Denied.
William Amoroso, treasurer of the
Perna Co., contended the decision
had been reached without granting his
firm a hearing and told Wahly today
Maj. Gotwals had rescinded his de
cision to await developments at to
day’s hearing. The men still are on
strike.
Amoroso said the Job had been fig
ured with a rate of $1 an hour for
the rubble-stone workers, but that
$1.10 was paid “to avoid friction’’
with labor.
Union labor delegates endeavored to
show that the Perna company had
signed an agreement some years ago
classifying the rubble-stone workers at
the same rate as cut-stone setters.
Tells of Understanding.
Amoroso contended there always
had been an understanding between
employers and labor that cut-stone
workers should get more than rubble
stone setters. Amoroso also submitted
affidavits from eight rubble-stone
firms here showing they paid from 75
cents to $1.10 an hour to rubble-stone
workers.
Arthur Schoenthal. business agent ;
of the stone masons’ union, charged
that if such rates were paid, the con
tractors had violated a wage contract.
RATING RESTORED
TO 241 LAWYERS
IN I). S. SERVICE
Civil Service Commission
Confirms Recommenda
tion of Appeals Board.
FEDERAL BAR JOINED
IN FIGHT AGAINST RULE
Entered Case Because of Unfair
ness of Classification of Pro
fessional Worker*.
Two hundred and forty-one lawyer;
who were threatened with the loss
of their professional standing be
cause of a plan of reclassification of
the Civil Service Commission today
won a complete victory and retained
their ratings as professional employes
of the Government.
The Civil Service Commission today
confirmed a recommendation of the
Board of Appeals and Review that
will give back to the men and women
involved, not only their professional
standing as lawyers, but also the ad
vantage of their years of Federal
service, which, under the proposed
ruling, would have been taken away.
The case grew out of a general
classification of the employes of the
Veterans’ Administration, asked by
Gen. Prank T. Hines, veterans’ ad
ministrator, two years ago. when the
former Veterans’ Bureau was con
solidated with the Pension Bureau.
Deprived of Standing.
The Pension Bureau adjudicators
of claims were classified by the Civil
Service Commission as grade 6 and
7 of C., A., P. (clerical, administra
tive and fiscal). In the Veterans' Bu
reau employes doing the same work
were classified as professional 2
and 3.
The study resulted, however, in
lowering the rating for all such em
ployes to the clerical grade and de
prived them of their standing as
lawyers and members of bar associ
ations.
The Veterans' Administration Itself
appealed the case. It was joined
shortly afterward by the Federal Bar
Association, which filed a special
brief in behalf of the lawyers.
Roberts Arrued Case.
William A. Roberts, people’s coun
sel for the District, headed the com
mittee of the Federal Bar Associa
tion, that argued the case before
the Board of Appeals and Review.
"I am more than pleased," he said
today. “The decision is wholly Just
and right and I think the attitude
of the Civil Service Commission in
this case warrants the belief that the
reclassification act is fair and that
its stability for fairness is proved.
“The Federal Bar Association en
tered the case because the unfairness
of the classification of professional
employes of the Government as
clerks was apparent.
“This decision means much to every
attorney employed in any branch of
the Federal Government."
Of the 241 employes affected more
than 200 of them are employed in
Washington.
FACE THEFT CHARGE
Two Truck Drivers Are Brought
Here From Baltimore.
After serving a year in Maryland
prisons on charges of stealing ciga
rettes from their employer, two truck
drivers were brought to Washington
from Baltimore today by Detectives
D. B Fletcher and William Wright
to stand trial on similar charges here.
The men drove trucks between Balti
more and Washington.
The prisoners are Howard Charles
Garrity, 28, and John Frank Holes, 33
Marriage Licenses.
FrhUK,Mfr.t,iTri,2S; *nd Grscs Taylor. 2!
. both of 2321 N at.: Rev. J. T. Harvej
3• A Thompson. 24. 1716 Willard it., and
M»rtha Ll Horner. 21. 1622 Swann it.;
. Rev. W. D. Jarvis.
John H. Tanner. 32. 1630 R st., and Izola
Kimballdle' 28’ Chlca*°- In- Rev. E. P.
W ^ fiSSPV. ’1° I377 Rlorlda ,ve. nr
and Virginia C. Brown. 27. 701 18th
. Jt. n.e ; Rev. Charles H Fox.
Arthur L. Simpson, 28, Charlotte, N. C.
and Elisabeth Harris. 24. Ocean Grove,
N J ; Rev. Freeley Rhorer.
James Jackson. Jr.. 21. 304 McLean ave
s.w and Margaret Boone. 21. 44 G st
s.w : Rev. Oliver Wing.
Th,°"’as.L yh'Bley; 48 and Isabel Comp
ton 45. both of Baltimore: Rev. L. I
McDougle.
F A Waters. 31. 503 B st. n.e.. and Mary
L. Van Hooser. 27. 1040 Park rd.i Rev.
D. H. Stuart.
Joseph S. Hardy. 22. Chevy chase. Md..
aod Vh-glnla Davies. 22. Alexandria. Va.;
Rev. Miles Perkins.
R McKenna 34, Fairfax Apartments,
and Edythe S. Johnson. 24. 2110 19th
t **■•’ J- C. Palmer.
James R. Arnold. 38. 1302 Gallatin st
AgnesNelson 30, Chevy Chase:
_ Md.. Rev J. J. Queally.
C. S. Neal Jr.. 22. 3530 13th st.. and E.
B Stogdale. 21, 1207 I at. n.e.; Rev.
Albert Evans.
Prcd-.Lir 3?. Kennedy st. n.e.,
and Katherine V. Allen. 27. 1324 Mon
roe st.; Rev. Henry Manken, Jr.
Wilbur J. Sanford. 23. 1320 O st. s.e and
Margaret M. Rust, 18. Cabin John. Md ;
Rev. J. C. Murphy.
Births Reported.
William and Daisy Thorne. sr„ boy.
Frank and Amelia Gallo, boy,
John and Edna Tabot. boy.
James and Edna Infram. boy.
Louis and Celia Herman, boy.
Ernest and Margaret Wyatt, boy.
Alton and Bessie Alford, boy
Theodore and Margaret Anderson, boy.
William and Stella Robinowitz. girl.
Lloyd and Erma Cooper, girl.
Joseph and Catherine Mudd. girl.
Edward and Anna Janson. girl.
Peter and Helen Viklngstad. girl.
George and Martha Oleyar. girl.
James and Margaret Harold, girl
Robert and Mary Lee. girl.
Charles and Pearl Royce. girl.
Norman and Virginia Fastnaught. girl.
Vernon and Rose Dodson, boy.
John and Mary Flick, sr.. boy.
Luther and Mabel Burrell, boy.
Thomas and Gertrude West. girl.
Prank and Eliza Gregory, girl.
Alqhonso and Hazel Wilkinson, girl.
William and Rosie Whitty. boy.
Morris and Ellen Mickens. boy.
Arthur and Susie Duckett, boy.
Deaths Reported.
Ella A. Barbour. 77. 4440 Nichols ave. s.e.
Harry S. Myers. 79. 5815 5th st.
William H. Young. 61. 239 7th st. n.e.
Joseph Amantl. 59. Gallinger Hospital.
Annie Munro 57. 8!bley Hospital.
Alta M. Hoops, alias Pettey. 35. 606
5th st
Prank J Prommenschenkel. 26. Walter
Reed Hospital.
Elizabeth Smith. 85. 1616 Manchestef
lane.
James A. Scott, 64. Preedmen's Hospital
Annie E. Slater. 57. 1810 6th st.
Alphonzo Randolph. 42. Preedmen's Hog*
pital.
fessie Whitby. 41. Gallinger Hospital.
Jeorge Roebuck. 38. Oallinser Hospital
Charles H. Hodge. 37. 930 R st.
Eva Jones. 35, 1809 T st.
Albert Barmore. R6. Garfield Hospital..
Henry Berry. 2(P Preedmen's Hospital i

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