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IN TRAFFIC TOLL Truck Jumper Has Broken Collarbone—Car Turns Over After Blowout. Three persons were hurt, two se riously, In traffic accidents in the District yesterday. The more seriously hurt are Donald Knott, 16, of 1125 Maryland avenue northeast, a jumper on a Woodward it Lothrop truck, who received a broken collarbone and possible Inter nal injuries when struck by an auto mobile at Sixteenth and Van Buren streets, and Melvin Butler, 21, colored, 251 Fourteenth street northeast, who auffered possible skull fractures when his machine overturned after a blow out in the 2700 block of Stanton road southeast. Knott, who was struck by a car said by police to have been operated by W. W. Chandler of Waynesboro, Pa., was given first aid at Walter Reed Hospital and later removed to Provi dence Hospital. Butler and Milton Bateman, 21, colored, 719 Second atreet southwest, a passenger in his ear, were treated at Casualty Hos pital. Bateman's injuries were' slight and he was released. To Get Bonds in Future. After a half-dozen Maryland rési dente had failed to attend an Inquest in the death of Ellsworth Jenkins. 52, colored, of Dupont Heights, Md., Cor oner A. Magruder MacDonald yester day issued an order that all witnesses In fatal automobile accidents who live outside the District must post bond for their appearance before the cor oner's jury or give other "substantial assurance" they will attend Inquests. Lewis E. Jenkins, colored, of Du pont Heights, Md., whose uncle was killed when the car Jenkins was driv ing collided with another automobile on Pennsylvania avenue southeast, was one of three drivers held for the grand jury. It was testified that there was only one light on Jen kins' car and that it had been travel ing at a terrific speed when it col lided with the machine of Lester V. Barrett, 521 Fourth street southeast. The other drivers held are Frank B. Humphries, 37, of Baltimore, and Robert D. Manning, 1532 Twenty-sec ond street. Νht Watchman Killed. Humphries' automobile instantly killed Antonio S. Tasciotti, 54, of 400 O street southeast, a night watch man. Humphries told the jury he did not see Tasciotti until he was almost upon him when the accident occurred on Bladensburg road. It was testified Humphries admitted hav ing nad "one drink." Manning:, a salesman, with offices at 1728 Connecticut avenue, admitted having· drunk four or five highballs at a road house before his car struck a milk truck belonging to the Sisters of Mercy, Kentsdale, Md., fatally in juring James W. Ball. 60. the driver. The accident occurred at Twenty-first and R streets. Coroner MacDonald caid that out of-town witnesses who had a lawyer or responsible friends in the District who could assure their appearance at the Morgue would not be foroed to poet bond to guarantee their attend ance at inquests. \ \ . NEW TRAFFIC WAR LAUNCHE&'IN D. C. TO CUT DEATH TOLL (Continued From First Page.) rem to post collateral, or In the case of driving while drunk, to post bond. Corporation Counsel Prettyman some time ago started a drive against drunken drivers and Instructed his assistant* to recommend that the court impose Jail sentences Instead of fines. 6ome progress has been made in this direction, he said, but he now will Instruct his assistants to recommend stiffer Jail sentences. Tear Is Maximum. Under the District law, the max imum Jail sentence for drunken driv ing Is one year. During September. October and November jail sentences were given in 23 cases, the average length of sentence being 47 days. Prettyman has informed the Com missioners they have authority, under the traffic act. to invoke impounding of cars. Hazen directed him today to draft » regulation to put this into effect at once. It was explained that the owner of a car which was im pounded would have to pay $5 to re gain his machine. Van Durer shortly will submit to the Commissioners a recommendation that congressional approval be ob tained for a system under which car owners would be required twice a year to submit their machines for mechan ical Inspection. He favors the plan used at Memphis where the charge for inspection is 50 cents, car owners be ing given the privilege at any time of having their lights adjusted. Such work would be done by a District agency and not under a commercial contract with the District. WAR HERO SUCCUMBS LONDON, December 19 W).—Lieut. Col. John Ward, 68. who raised the famous Navvies' (workmen's) bat talions during the World War, died today at his home In Weyhlll. Col. Ward was known as the "Navvies' M. P." in his 23 years as a member of Parliament. He founded the Navvy'· Union in 1889 and, as a military man won various decorations. Police Officer Hurt On First Trip After Auto Crash Injury Car, Out of Control, > Crashes Into Side of Church, Driving to work for the first time since he was hurt in a traffic accident about two weeks ago. Detective Sergt. Thomas J. Nally, 54, received severe head injuries yesterday when his au tomobile got out of control and crashed into the side of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Thirteenth and C streets northeast. Nally, who is attached to No. 6 precinct, was taken to George Wash ington University Hospital after be ing treated at his home, 238 Thir teenth street northeast, by Police Surgeon W. Warren Sager. He Is said to be suffering from concussion. Early this month Nally required hospital treatment after his machine collided with a street car at First and S streets northeast. Yesterday's accident occurred when he turned to avoid a street car, lost control of his automobile and hit the church. Testify at House Communist Prob'e Chairman McCormack of the special House committee Investigating un-American activities, shown with Ray Kleinberger (center), Loe Angeles police commissioner, and Col. D. W. MacCarmack, commissioner of Im migration and Naturalization of the Labor Department (right), both of whom testified before the committee yesterday. —Underwood Photo. ARMY FOR LEAGUE PROPOSED ON U. S. NEUTRALITY MOVE (Continued From First Page.) quietly as the Tommies left the train from Calais. Forty of the arrivai* marched to a warehouse, where they were billeted, and 150 others were loaded on local trains to be taken to Brebach on the French border and Heinltz near Neu enkirchhen. A second train loaded with supplies, provisions and motor transports, rolled into the station soon after the troop train. MOBILIZATION ADVANCES. Army Expected to Be in Saw by Christmas. Br the Associated Press. The mobilization of troope for par ticipation in the Saar International pa trol went forward today with the ex pectation all contingenta would be at their posts before Christmas. Approximately 3.500 men, contrib uted by Great Britain, Italy. Sweden and The Netherlanda, are either en route to the territory or ready to move within the next few days. Great Britain's troope, comprising nearly one-half the international force, are being concentrated at Calais. The British contingent, consisting of two battalions, will be made up of complete unite, with signal corpe and ordinance, service and medical depart ments. Eight tanks will be Included in its equipment. Italy has organized a regiment of grenadiers and a battalion of Cara binierl. They were scheduled to ar rive at Saarbruecken within a few days. Sweden's forces, consisting of 250 royal guards, were to entrain tomor row, to'be followed by a detachment of 200 Dutch marines, scheduled to leave Amsterdam Saturday. The British commander of the force, Maj. Gen. J. E. 8. Brind, with several staff officers, already is in Saar bruecken to make arrangement* for quartering his command. Only a few scattered units have arrived In the territory so far. Lifeboat Crew Braves Storm ι To Rescue 16 on Sinking Sisto Europa and Three Other Ships Play Lights on Raging Sea as Sailors Make Way to Stricken Freighter. BY FRANK Ε. GANNETT, Publisher of th· Gannett Newspaper*. Copvrltht, 1834. by th· Associated Press. ABOARD THE S. S. EUROPA AT 8EA, December 19.—Sixteen men perilously near death on the storm crushed freighter Sisto owe their Uvea today to a gallant lifeboat crew from the passenger liner New York. Amidst storm-lashed seas, the Sisto's crew was taken from the sink ing freighter late last night, while four vessels. Including the palatial Europa, stood by, playing search lights on the scene. The victory of the New York'e life boat over the North Atlantic wu accomplished as virtually every per son on the Europa watched anxiously the progress of the rescue craft to and from the freighter. Shouts of Joy. There was a great shout of Joy from the Europa as the lifeboat reached the side of the New York In safety. It had been a precarious trip for the small rescue boat, for the rolling seas tossed the craft like a bobbing cork. It reached the side of the crippled Sisto, however, and the members of her crew, weary from long hours of battling the savage storm, dropped quickly into the life boat. Then began the even more dan gerous trip back to the New York, for this time the boat was laden almost beyond capacity. The rescue of the 16 men of the Sisto, a Norwegian boat, was ac complished apparently none too soon, for the little vessel was in a help less condition when the Europa reached the scene of distress, ap proximately 300 miles off the coast of Ireland. The S Is to wu further endangered by her shifting cargo of lumber, which had caused her to list badly. It seemed to be only a matter of hours before .the little vessel would succumb to the sea. She was left In a sinking condition, with one feeble light showing. The New York continued on her way to Cherbourg soon after the Slsto's crew had been taken aboard. Water Rage*. Tons of oil poured on the water had failed to calm the water and the tanker finally sent out calls for assistance; which brought the New York, the Aurania and the Europa rushing to the spot. Anxiety gripped the Europa's pas sengers when the huge liner turned her prow toward the Slsto. 140 miles away. As she pushed forward through terrific wave» passengers in evening dress bundled themselves in heavy clothing and came on deck, peering into the darkness to see the stricken freighter. Then In the distance they caught a glimpse of another ship hurrying to the rescue. As the Europa neared the spot where the Slsto lay wallow ing in the waves two other vessels were seen, the Moblloll and the Au rania. Honduras Feels Quake. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Decem ber 19 (jT").—Reports from the Copan district of Honduras today said earth quakes occurred there Sunday and Monday. Monday night brought an especially strong shock which was felt here also. Λ.·, · ' ,·.. ·. Λ».·..*·.· · t. ••i.j·! CHILDREN'S, Misse.' and Women'» U. Rubber Co. Galoshes rROLEAN Style Oxford in brown Bucko er Seal Grain. $3.95 and BOYS' H eery Storm Shoes priced accord· in( to lis*, $3.95 and .t... • · · · %· ·.·.· · < ONE of ear many Habn Special· for Misse·, «pecUlly priced QOYS* Scotch Grain Goodyear Wilt Ox· ford·, lite· 1 to 6 7th AND Κ 1207 F ST. •3212 14th Open Nightt. mi Witnesses Claim Activity of Reds Seeks to Overthrow Government. Br tli· Associated Press. ▲ new Investigation of charges that Soviet Russia had failed to forbid groups within her control to seek the overthrow of the American Govern ment was in the offing today on Cap itol Hill. William Green, president, and Mat thew WoU, a vice president of the American Federation of Labor, made the accusations before the House committee named to study "un-Amer ican activities." Yesterday Comdr. V. L. Kirkman of the Navy testified that Communist agitators, including young and pretty girls, sought to in cite the nation's armed forces to "disloyalty," "sabotage" aiid "rebel lion" by fraternizing with them and distributing circulars. To Quia State Department Today Chairman McReynolds of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said it would be only "natural" for him to ask the State Department whether a Soviet pledge had been violated. The pledge was made by Maxim Lltvlnoff when the United States recognized Russia. Green and WoU contended com munistic activity in this country— traceable to the Soviet Union—had in creased since recognition. McRey nolds said if that were shown to be true, there might be merit in Woll's demand for withdrawal of recognition. Meanwhile, members before whom the allegations were made sought ways of tightening up on radical agitators without arousing protests over freedom of speech and the press. They had about agreed upon a permanent com mittee of some sort to deal with the problem. Tells af System. Comdr. Kirkman said "No matter where the fleet may go, we find usually that the agitators have arrived ahead of it." One way In which Communists work, he said, was this: "Small groups of say two men and three girls will come aboard ship with sightseers. The men will circulate about the decks, stuffing handbills into boats, behind ventilators, and so on, where members of the crew eventually find them." * He said the girls try to make "datée" to convert sailors to the "cause." He submitted leaflets to show Communists "actually Incite to rebellion, sabotage and assassination." Just before Kirkman took the stand Brig. Oen. Alfred T. Smith, chief of the War Department Intelligence Service, told of the Army's experi ences. In the land forces, he said. Com munistic propaganda sometimes is dis tributed by children, and not only among the Regular Army but also the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, the Nation Guards, citizens' military training camp· and the Civilian Con servation Corps. Shepherdstown Water "Safe.'* S HEP HERDS TOWN, W. Va, De cember 19 (Special).—Completion of I a $7,000 chlorinator and filtration plant in the system supplying water for Shepherdstown has qualified the town to use the "safe" water designa tion of the State Health Department. It is announced. The water comes from the Potomac River which runs close to the town. Sees Big Fight—Charges Industry Combining—Steel Peace Fails. By th· Associated Pre*·. At the awn· time the White House iru anonuncing failure to effect a peace plan for warring employer· and employee of the steel Industry to ac cept a six-month truce plan, Francis J. Gorman, organisation director of the United Textile Workers, predicted last night that the United States next Spring will suffer the greatest indus trial disturbance in its history. After an hour's conference with leaders of the steel industry, union chiefs, members of the Steel Labor Board and other Government officials, the White House made the terse com ment: "The conference discussed the lan guage of a formula for an agreement covering a time period of six months. No final decision was reached. Further conferences will be held between mem bers of the National Steel Relations Board, representatives of employers and employes." Finish Fight Seen. Gorman declared that labor, unless conditions change soon, must launch a "finish fight" against industries now regarded as hostile to trade unioniza tion. At the same time, he confirmed reports that an alliance may be formed among unions of textile, steel, auto mobile and tobacco workers to combat r "an alliance already made by manu facturer· In these Industries to resist labor's claims to its rights under the national recovery act." Be said that although the proposed union alliance still is in a nebulous stage, there appears to be considerable likelihood of at least a common pro gram for workers In the four great industries. Gorman said that "under the auspices of the National Association of Manufacturers an agreement baa been made that amounts to an employs' combination against labor." "The sum thine baa taken place among the cotton textile manufac turer» of the South," be Mid. Electrified Rail» Opened. Newly eloctrifled sections of railway* of England are being opened. A Bank for the INDIVIDUAL Th· Morris Pita Bank offers th· INDIVIDUAL th· facilities of a SAVINGS BAfyK with the added feature of offering a plan to make loans on a practical basis, which enables the borrower to liquidate his obli gation by means of weekly, semi monthly or monthly deposits. It it mot meces smry to have kmd mm mccommt mi tkil Bank im trier tm borrow. Loans art passed within a day or two after filing application—with few exceptions. 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