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tar WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1935. PAGE Β—1 FEDERATION ASKS D. C. RESIDENT AS HEALTH OFFICER Citizens' Associations Vote to Uphold Rigid Milk Standards. TOWNSEND PENSION PLAN IS OPPOSED Delegates Hear Strong Arguments That Local Men Are Capable of Filling Fowler Post. Selection of a bona fide District resident for the post of District health officer was urged last night by the Federation of Citizens' Associa tions in a resolution oppœing appoint ment of a non-resident who would devote part of his time as a professor on the staff of a local medical school. This action grew out'of a debate over the proposal of Commissioner George E. Allen for an amendment of the District mills act to permit the Commissioners to import so-called "unlicensed" milk from other juris dictions in a move designed to pre- ' vent a boost in the retail price of milk here. The federation went on record op posing any weakening of the present rigid standards as to the quality of milk now allowed to be retailed in the National Capital. Rejects Townsend Plan. The federation also rejected the Townsend plan, which would grant pensions of $200 a month to all per sons over 60 years of age, the re quirement being that the beneficiaries spend all the monthly pensions within i 30 days for goods or services. ! This resolution, presented by Thomas E. Lodge, chairman of the Committee on Laws and Legislation, j declared: "This plan is economical ly unsound, impossible of honest ad- ' ministration, destructive of the in- j centive to real independence, and Uie virtue of thrift, and would create an irresponsible class, which would be required by law to spend the remain der of their lives on a prolonged spree at the expense of the taxpayers." The Commissioners have tendered the post of District Health officer to Dr. George C. Ruhland, now health commissioner of Syracuse, Ν. Y. He now receives a net salary of $7,500, his basic salary being $10,000 a year. Because of a deficiency in the Health Department appropriation, his salary here this year and next would be but ! $6,500. The medical school staff post I would pay $1,000. I Claim Others Qualified. George E. Sullivan moved, and the federation adopted a resolution, which would require that the health officer devote his full time to District prob lems, and that the man selected be a bona fide resident of the District for five years preceding his appointment. Other members of the association as serted there are at least 20 physicians in Washington qualified to handle the post, and one said there is one man now in the health office competent to handle the job. Fred A. Emery, representative of the Society of Natives, supporting these views, said he was "disgusted" with attempts to tempt an outsider to take the District job and that the propo sition was "ridiculous." The resolution condemning any move to break down the present Dis trict standards for milk was present ed by Mrs. H. J. Steimer of the Com mittee on Public Welfare. Dr. Charles B. Campbell, supporting this purpose, praised the work of Dr. William C. Fowler, retired health officer, in build ing up the present milk standards. Remark Is Challenged. During debate on the Townsend economic improvement plan it was announced that the Columbia Heights Citizens' Association unanimously had urged its enactment. Henry I. Quinn, a member of the Board of Education, asked, sotto voce, if that body also had indorsed the plan of Senator Huey Long for sharing of wealth. There was no response at the moment, but much later in the meeting George H. Brown of the Columbia Heights , Association voiced objections to the remark. Quinn then said he had not antici pated that any one would be so thin skinned as to take exception to the re mark, but he upheld his stand against any serious consideration being given (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) Capital Parents To Get Student's Missives by Radiol Richard I\. Lyon Among j 19 Chicago Freshmen Given Broadcast Permits. Richard N. Lyon. 18-year-old Uni versity of Chicago freshman, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Leverett S. Lyon, 3105 Macomb street, is one of 19 stu dents who have found a way around that weekly letter home—they'll use ehort-wave radio. Under leadership of John Starks, Louisville, Ky., the amateur broad casters have received Federal permits to operate a 50-watt station at 20 meters and a 400-watt station at 80 meters, forming a corporation to finance the plan. Asked his opinion last night, Mr. Lyon, who is vice president of the Brookings Institution here, said joking ly: "It will depend on the nature of the communication. At least we'll probably hear from Dick more often." His mother was equally amused, saying, "At least the novelty of the plan seems good and, of course, I'll always be glad to hear from him. Dick has barely mentioned the plan to lis so far." The first news of the plan came in a dispatch of the Associated Press. Richard is a former Western High School student, having graduated in the Spring of 1933. Between that time and his entering the university in Oc tober last he served as chemistry; ^sistant at the Bureau of Standardly Fur Ruffled at Crime Inquiry As Police Try to Solve Blame —————· Blanton on Warpath, Charging Shake down" of Liquor Dealers—Protec tion or Stupidity. BY JAMES Ε. CHÏNN. Although the investigation of the District's crime situation by a spe cial committee of the House has run only a week, much fur has been rubbed the wrong way, both inside and outside the hearing chamber. The Police Department, from Ernest W. Brown, the major and superin tendent, down to the youngest rookie, is "plenty sore." The morale is strained. Maj. Brown himself admits that. And more serious complica tions are feared unless there te a decided change in tactics. The unexpected turn of events also has ruffled several members of the committee. Even the volunteer star witness to date, the fiery Thomas L. Blanton of Texas, is on the war path. The hurt that goes to the very quick of the Police Department is the manner in which the blanket charges have been hurled at the force and no specific cases cited to sup port them. For instance, one day suspicion was thrown on an unnamed police cap tain for associating with underworld characters. Every captain, naturally, is uneasy, even though he may have a clear conscience. A few days later, Maj. Brown's ears were burned with a charge that some of his men are "shaking down" liquor dealers. Finally, Blanton comes along and tells the committee some officers also are protecting gamblers. Either the captains of a precinct in which the gambling houses are operating or the patrolman on the beat are crooked, Blanton shouts, or they are "numb skulls" and should be dismissed for inefficiency. * * * * No names have been mentioned, no clues given as to whom the charges are aimed at. Maj. Brown would like the know the guilty ones. He has promised to co-operate with the com mittee and take immediate discip linary action, as he has done in a number of cases involving officers charged with graft. But Maj. Brown sits in a cloud of darkness. The department shudders from No. 1 to No. 12 every time a new charge Is fired. So far. however, the ammunition has been nothing more than a disturbing dud. * * * * And another thing that pains Maj. Brown, rather seriously, too, is the refusal of the committee to let him, or any one else, as far as that is concerned, remain in the committee room while the bombs are exploding. It was only at the insistence of Blan ton that he was allowed to hear the Texan make his chargea the other day. Maj. Brown, it is true, has been in the closed committee room every day since the start of the Inquiry, but most of the time he occupied the witness stand. Now, however, he will have to stay on the outside and cool his heels. Maj. Brown made a special request to listen to the testimony first-hand, because if anything of a sensational nature developed, he wanted to be prepared to act. The proposal did not sound so good to the committee. It took the posi tion that the presence of the police superintendent might have a gag ef fect on the witnesses. In other words, it was felt a witness would talk more freely to a congressional committee than to a police official. * * * * It was early in the hearings when several committee members became irked. One charged news men with misinterpreting his statements. An other said confidences were being be trayed by publication of "off record" statements. A move was made to bar the press. The more conservative minds insisted that reporters remain. They are on probation now as a com promise. One false move and out they go into the corridor with Maj. Brown. * * * » To cap the climax, so to speak, Blanton has unloosed his wrath on Representative Randolph, the amiable and industrious chairman of the In vestigating committee. Though an innocent victim of the attack. Ran dolph must bear the brunt of it. This latest episode in the commit tee's activities was due to Blanton's insistence that he not be photographed while on the witness stand. He said he was "not seeking publicity and didn't want his picture in the papers." Randolph assured Blanton his wish would be respected. The Texan, how ever, looked around the committee room and saw a photographer with a camera trained in his direction. Again Blanton said he would re fuse to testify with a photographer present. Randolph then asked the cameramen to leave the room, and reassured Blanton no pictures would be made of him. But one photographer remained. No one knew it, not even the reporters themselves. He was a stranger in the fraternity. This photographer had a small camera concealed under his coat. And while Blanton was waving his arms wildly, the cameraman opened his coat, made a "shot" and left. The picture appeared in a Satur day morning paper. Blanton was fu rious. The telephone line between his office and Randolph's crackled. Randolph's explanation was futile. He's the "goat." U. S. TO VIEW FIRST '35 ECLIPSE TODAY Moon to Shade Sun for D. C. Residents Starting at 10:21 A.M. By the Associated Press. The third act in 1935*s big astro nomical show, but the first one visible from the United States, will be staged today with the moon trying to swal low the sun for a couple of hours and then giving it up as a bad job. That's the way it will look from earth, and is what ancient man prob ably would have thought it really was. To moderns, however, it will be par tial eclipse of the sun. You can see it anywhere in the United States and most of Canada, though the time will vary from right after breakfast to after church, depending upon where you live. Begins Here at 10:21 A.M. Washingtonians can view the eclipse beginning at 10:21 a.m. and continu ing until 12:27 p.m. The best time to see it here will be at 11:20 a.m. In a partial eclipse the disks of the sun and moon come together, the moon slowly begins to take a bigger and bigger "bite" out of the sun, then j suddenly changes its mind and re- : treats, and eventually the entire sun reappears. Montana View Best. Folks in Helena, Mont., will see the moon take the biggest bite, about 74 per cent of the sun's diameter, while in other parts of the United States the size of the bite will vary. This will be the second partial ! eclipse this year, the first on January j 5 being visible only in the Antarctic | regions. There was a total eclipse of j the moon, mostly invisible in the i United States, January 19, and an- j other, visible in this country, will oc cur July 16. TWO CHILDREN RESCUED FROM BURNING HOME Capt. Chapman and Pvt. Meredith Battle Way Through Flames to Save Colored Boy*. Two District firemen battled their way through a flame-swept kitchen at 752 Twelve-and-a-Half place southeast last night to rescue two small colored children who had been trapped on an upper floor which could be reached only through the blazing room. The firemen were Capt. H. A. Chapman and Pvt. Edward Meredith and the children James Addison, 3, and Isaiah Whitaker, 2, both of whom were delivered, uninjured, to their parents. Responding to an alarm, the fire men found the kitchen in flames and the parents of the children standing in front of the house, unable to reach the stairway which led from the kitchen to the second floor. Without gas masks, Chapman and Meredith dashed through the flames and found the Addison child hidden in a closet and the Whitaker child under a bed. The children were held under the firemen's coats for the descent. The flames destroyed the kitchen, with a resulted loss of $250. Firemen saved the rest of the two-family house. D: C. CRIME PROBE WILljUIZPOLICE House Committee Resumes Vice and Gaming Inquiry Tomorrow. The special Crime Investigating Committee of the House tomorrow will resume its quest for information about Washington's gambling and vice situation. Behind closed doors the committee, headed by Representative Randolph, Democrat, of West Virginia, will ques tion two prominent police officials— Inspector L. I. H. Edwards, assistant superintendent and personnel officer, and Inspector Frank S. · W. Burke, chief of the Detective Bureau. These officials have been called to elaborate on the information given the com mittee by Maj. Ernest W. Brown, superintendent of police, who last week occupied the witness stand for two days. Inspector Edwards is expected to emphasize the need for an increase in the police force to cope with crime conditions. 800 Men on Beats. Maj. Brown already has shown the committee he actually has less than 800 men, split into three shifts, to protect a population of a half million persons. Numerically, the depart ment is 1,300 strong, but more than 500 of the officers are engaged in du ties which keep them from patroiing beats. The committee probably will ques tion Inspector Burke as to the rea sons for an increase in murders and robberies in recent years. He also will be asked about the activities in Washington of the notorious Tri State and Blue-Purple gangs. Inspectors Edwards and Burke are the only other police officials the com mittee plans to call before branch ing off into other phases of its in vestigation. It is planned next to question court and prison attaches, and notorious figures in Washington's gambling fraternity. The gamblers, however, will not be called until the House adopts Randolph's resolution authorizing the inquiry. Chairman Wants Assistance. The purpose of the resolution, which the rules committee has approved, Is to give the Crime Committee author ity it now lacks to subpoena wit nesses and records and to place wit nesses under oath. As the Investigation progresses, Chairman Randolph hopes to have the assistance of the Department of Justice. Ten days ago he asked At torney General Cummings to assign several Department of Justice agents to serve as special investigators for the committee, but thus far no action has been taken on that request. In the meantime the committee also Is expected to have the assistance of a member of the staff of Corpora tion Counsel Prettyman. Several days ago Prettyman offered the committee the services of his office. The offer was put aside temporarily, however, pending House action on the Ran dolph resolution. Wisconsin Group to Meet. The Wisconsin State Society con gressional reception will be held next Saturday, starting at 8:30 p.m., at the Roosevelt Hotel. Several dialect readings will be presented by Mrs. Albert Hood Parham. FIRST LADY VUS ALLEY DWELLINGS IN DUT TOUR Calls in Several Areas Are Made Without Notice for Unbiased Data. TWO PHASES OF SLUM ISSUE ARE STRESSED New Homes for Families and Elimination of Conditions Enlist Interest. Eluding reporters, Mrs. Franklin D.1 Roosevelt made a tour of inspection of Washington's inhabited alleys yesterday, accompanied by Mrs. Har old I. Ickes, John Ihlder, executive officer of the Alley Clearance Author ity, and Miss Isabelle Carter of the Emergency Relief Administration. Previous plans for the trip had been sidetracked by advance publicity and yesterday's visit to several of Washington's blighted areas was made without prior notice. The party viewed two alleys in the northwest, one in the northeast and Govern ment-owned buildings in the south west section, which now house fam ilies on the relief lists. Shack Town Visited.* In the southeast section the First Lady visited a shack town which is mushrooming near the District line. Mrs. Roosevelt expressed interest in two phases of the slum-clearance j problem : Provision of new housing for the families now quartered in the alley dwellings, and the elimination of the inhabitated areas. During the trip Mrs. Roosevelt con versed frequently with the people who make their homes in these sections to ascertain their views on alley clear ance and whether they would be willing to move into new and more habitable quarters. One of the places visited is a part of the community where the Alley Authority has tentatively planned the construction of storage garages to re place the alley huts. Another is where officials have suggetsed con version of present dwellings into a playground area for a nearby school project. Another Party Sees Slums. A similar trip was made Thursday by Mrs. Cordell Hull, Mrs. Henry A. Wallace and Mrs. Henry Morgenthau, jr., wives of the cabinet members, who also are interested in slum clear ance projects. Another scheduled trip by Mrs. George Dern, Mrs. Claude A. Swan son and Mrs. Homer S. Cummings was postponed Friday when news paper men appeared to accompany them on the visit. The trips, they preferred, should be made in secret. CAR KNOCKS WOMAN INTO PATH OF AUTO First Machine Leaves Before Iden tity Established—Two Others Hurt in Accidents. Knocked In front of a second auto mobile when struck by a first at Fif teenth street and Massachusetts ave nue last night, Mrs. Sadie Otto, 40, of 1515 Seventeenth street was In a serious condition at Emergency Hos pital. Two other persons were slight ly injured In other accidents. While crossing the street, Mrs. Otto was struck by a first automobile which was said by police to have left the scene before it was Identified. A search was instituted for the car. which a witness said bore Maryland license tags. Mrs. Otto received severe lacera tions to the scalp, and fractured ribs in the right chest. She is employed in the Legal Division of the N. R. A. A police report listed Joseph Flem ing. 2800 block of Thirty-eighth street, as the driver of the second car. Flem ing was said to be a student at the Georgetown Medical School. George Fostet of Colmar Manor, Md., received a possible fracture of the left forearm shortly afterward in an automobile accident at New York avenue and Bladensburg road north east, according to police. He was treated at Casualty Hospital. Robert Latimer, 11, of 1601 Jonquil street, received cuts and bruises yes terday afternoon when a sled on which he was coasting collided with a truck in motion at Seventeenth and Juni per streets. He was treated at Walter Reed Hospital. CENTER WILL REGISTER STUDENTS TOMORROW Children's Department of Jewish Community House Will Offer Special Courses. Registration in the Children's De partment will begin tomorrow for the second semester of the Jewish Com munity Center's season educational program. The department, under supervision of Mrs. D. Minster and Miss Edythe Lazaroff, offers courses in expression, dancing and of physical training. A course on "The Life and Time of Moses" will begin Tuesday at 8 pjn. under Rabbi Metz, in connection with the Bible study group meetings, held each Tuesday. Under auspices of the institutes of the center, Dr. Ν. B. Fagin of Johns Hopkins Uni versity will deliver a second lecture Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on "Social Forces in American Literature." The national forum of the center, in co-operation with the Poale Zlon, will present Celia Adler, famous Jew ish actress, in a play by David Pinski, entitled "Almost a Tragedy," on Sun day evening, February 17, at 8:15. Employes' Benefit Dance. The Government Employes' Sick Benefit Association will give a dance in the Washington Auditorium, Nine teenth and Ε streets, on Thursday, February 28. Proceeds of the dance will go toward the association's fund for taking·care of elck Government employe·. _ φ ...... HENDERSON SALE WILL BRING MANY COLLECTORS HERE Paintings, Furniture and Art Objects Go Under Ham mer Tomorrow. RELICS IN OLD "CASTLE" FROM ALL OVER WORLD Public Interest Expected to Rival That of Recent Auction of Late Admiral Dewey's Effects. Rivaling in public interest the re cent sale of the late Admiral George Dewey's personal and household ef fects, the auctioneer's hammer will be heard tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the formidable brown stone mansion known as "Henderson Castle," fa mous for over half a century in Wash ington's political and social life. From room to room in the old man sion, where the late Mrs. John B. Henderson, widow of the Senator from Missouri, presided so long as the "so cial arbiter" of Washington, the auc tion sale will continue until the last effects of the Henderson estate are sold to the highest bidder. Listed in the catalog are "valuable paintings, furniture, furnishings and objects d'art," collected for their household by Senator and Mrs. Henderson in all parts of the world. People have come from California to get pictures, from New York to bid on bronzes, from St. Louis to compete for chlnaware, plates and the more personal things. * Begins in Art Gallery. In the art gallery, which was built around that huge picture, "Attelage de Brasseur," by the Flemish artist, Edmond de Pratere, hanging in the rear of the room, the sale will begin. On the easel erected there will be displayed the Inness, Constant, Gerome, Boughton, Munier and Knight landscapes and portraits which compose the real collection item of the sale. Under the Oriental canopy ceiling which hides the lights of this gallery have been arranged row upon row of folding chairs. Here the bidders and the curious will sit, flanked by marble statues fashioned by Mary Wright Davis, perhaps, or Chauncey B. Ives. All the while, those Immature, fright filled eyes of Gustav Dore's "Young Mother." as she hangs in her gilt frame to the rear left, will be watch ing her turn on the auctioneer's pa cpI Signs have been tacked up all over the house, directing those who will come early and wander about the now rather down-at-the-heels Castle where they may find the library, the kitchen and the lavatories. In the kitchen are stacked the plates and glassware that once made the rounds of a dining room table as big as a roundhouse turntable. Rococo glassware, of the Victorian era. fairly dazzles the eye with its color and decoration. Finger bowls, bulging with raised figures, are brilliant in reds, golds and greens. Champagne glasses and wine goblets are etched with resplendent birds and fruits. Pastoral scenes and dancing Cupids rim the Copeland china. Formal Dining Room. Through the entry hallway, over which one stumbles in the half light on rolled-up Cashmir and Bokhara Oriental rugs, one passes into the formal dining room. A sideboard, half the long length of the room, groans with china, glass and what the catalog calls "adorn ments." Here are a pair of Bo hemian candelabra, blown into glass of a lurid blue: an old pressed-glass fernery, a Sevres vase and another Satsuma, a half dozen of Limoge china ramekins, a terra cotta tea set, a bronze figure of two perched birds, a tooled-leather jewel casket, celery boats of pressed glass, dusty Ormulu clocks, their faces circled with rhine stones; Majolica, Dresden, porcelain, cloisonne and Venetian glass; dozens of "wedding pieces" In onyx and bronze. Damascene, French and Japanese teakwood screens hide miscellaneous furniture of every sort. French gilt chairs with tapestried seats face dark, Italian carved chairs which look as if they had once eased the bulk of popes or emperors. Neither of the Hendersons was a "collector" of any thing but art; what they saw and liked in their trips about the world they bought and brought home. In the art and literary line both had definite ideas. Many of the pic tures hung about the castle are those really excellent works painted by Mrs. Henderson herself. A great many also are by the well-known Washington artist, Lucien Powell. In several in stances those pictures which will be sold were painted by Powell at the instance of his patronness. Mrs. Hen derson had fitted up one of the rooms of the castle as his studio, had ar ranged for private showings of his work, and herself purchased or ar ranged for the purchase of numbers of his paintings. The great bulk of the more than 4,000 books of the Henderson library have been collected in the room on the second floor facing Sixteenth street to the north. The Senator's tastes were catholic; he read in every direction. Numbers of "Sets" Acquired. Mrs. Henderson purchased large numbers of "sets," the fiction and his tory favorites of the '90's being al most complete in her section oi the shelves. In addition, as authoress herself of some note, she received large numbers of inscribed volumes, from novelists and poets of the day. Polios of music and paintings occupy one entire end of the ceiling-high shelves. Their son, John, read widely in his chosen fields of conchology and other marine study and travel. As a con sequence of his love for the far-away places of the world, there is an ex tensive library of this type of litera ture which will come under the hammer. Framed autographed letters lie scattered over the library table. The it faded signatures give final clue to the atmosphere of all that was Hen derson Castle. The letters are from James O. Blaine, James Buchanan, Felix Mendeleeohn-Bartholdy, William Cullen Bryant and Hoηφ Oreeley. Sheridan "School for Scandal" Manuscript Presented to G. U. Father Arthur A. O'Leary, S. J., librarian of Georgetown University, is shown examin ing the original manuscript of Sheridan's classic, "The School for Scandal," which has been presented to the univer sity by Mrs. Nicholas F. Brady. —Star Stall Photo. THE "Crewe manuscript" of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's celebrated comedy, "The School for Scandal," has been pre sented to Georgetown Univer sity by Mrs. Nicholas F. Brady of New York. One of the most notable of the Sheridan classics, the volume repre sents the standard and approved ten of the great work which the dramatist furnished ih 1777 and ever since has been accorded universal popularity. Historians of the stage say this play, pronounced by Lord Byron as "the finest comedy in the English lan guage," led to the recognition of its author as a dramatist of the first mag nitude. After a century and half its brilliance remains undimmed. Invaluable to Students. The Crewe' manuscript, presented by Sheridan to Mrs. F. A. Crewe (aft erward Lady Crewe), friend and patroness of the arts, is said to be invaluable to students of Sheridan's genius. Its significance ha* been rec ognized by leading authorities. Prof. George H. Nettleton of Yale University, who has made a life study of Sheridan, recently wrote to Mrs. Brady: "Your Crewe manuscript supplies as it were, the final link in a chain of evidence which I have long been seeking to complete. The net result Is to demonstrate more definitely that has hitherto been possible the inter relation of various Sheridan's texts and the primary importance of youi Crewe copy. I am frank to say though I have had geenroua accesi to many Sheridan texts, none haj seemed to me so important as yours." Received "Tom Sawyer" Text. Georgetown University, already rich in rare literary and historical documents, received from Mrs. Brady last year the original manuscript ol Marie Twain's beloved "Tom Sawyer," one of the most valuable of all Amer ican manuscripts of that nature. The most recent accession marks the donor's appreciation of Dr. Coleman Nevils, S. J., president of George town, and was presented to him in New York on his recent return from the Red Croes Conference in Japan. Like the "Tom Sawyer" manuscript, it had been a prized part of the library of Mrs. Brady's husband, the late New York utilities magnate. t>r. Nevils explained the manuscript would be preserved in the college archives or library to be made avail able at a later date to accredited students of modern literature. Another Text in U. S. Students of Sheridan will be in terested in knowing the original manu script of "The School for Scandal"— the only text of the play in the author's own handwriting—also is in American keeping. It was purchased ! at an auction in 1929 by Barton Cur | rie of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., for his ! private collection. According to a j letter received at Georgetown from j Mr. Currie, it is still in his possession. The original text, sent to New York j for sale by the author's great-grand j son, Algernon Thomas Brinsley Sheri | dan of Frampton Court, Dorsetshire, j England, is bound in a volume with 31 pages of the first trial draft of the play. Next to the original text of the play, which at first scandalized and shocked London audiences so delight fully at Drury Lane Theater, the Crewe text in the possession now of Georgetown University is conceded as perhaps the most enlightening to students of literature, certainly next in value as establishing the final text of the famous play. According to the multitude of authorities, Mr. Cur rie writes, it was probably the last copy that Sheridan himself corrected. em το fight FOR CRAIG'S PAY Will Urge Enactment of Bill to Compensate Mili tary Instructor. Congress will be asked by the Board of Education to place the Washington public schools on an equal basis with schools elsewhere by allowing it to pay a retired Army officer to head the Department of Military Science and Tactics without having to give up his retirement pay. Dr. Frank W. Ballou, superintendent of schools, plans to present a bill to the board Wednesday, asking that the instructor for the High School Cadet Corps be permitted to receive a teacher's salary and at the same time keep his Army retirement pay status. Craigie Giving Services. For the past three years Col. W. M. Craigie has donated his services to the District school^, receiving only his income from the Army. Prior to that time Col. Craigie had been employed by the schools along with four retired majors as assistants. The controller general ruled, however, that none could receive two salary checks from the Federal Government, and since all District funds are classed as Fed eral money Col. Craigie had to choose between his teacher's salary and re tirement pay. All of his assistants left the school system. Dr. Stephen E. Kramer, first assist ant superintendent in charge of the white schools, pointed out that every where except in the District schools are permitted to employ retired Army officers and pay them, because State funds are not affected by the ruling. Nearby Schools Cited. Alexandria, Hyattsville and Silver Spring, he said, employ such officers and their two pay checks are not questioned. "It is unfair," Dr. Kramer said, "to leave the District schools in this situation. The bill does not apply to any particular person and is not 'spe cial legislation.' It would simply give the District ' schools the same right that all State schools now have." The bill makes provision for only one professorship. The schools now em ploy assistants for Col. Craigie at teachers' salaries, but none of his aides is a retired Regular Army man. MUSEUM PLANNED Ladies of G. A. B. Officials Pay Visit to Martinsburg·. MARTINSBURG, W. Va., February 2 (Special).—Mrs. Pearl Cooke of Chicago, national organizer; Mrs. Ber tie Thompson of Grafton, W. Va., grand organizer; Mrs. Sa ville Mills and Mrs. Nellie Broom of Keyser, W. Va, and Mrs. Julia Campbell of Grafton, W. Va., ladies of the G. A. R., were here this week in the Interest of a museum for telle· of the War Between the States, to be established either at Washington or Gettysburg, Pa. They went from Are to Washington. Measure May Be Sent to President Tuesday—Ap proval Expected. One of the first steps to be taken by Congress this week will be to put the finishing touches on the defi ciency measure providing for restora tion of the remaining 5 per cent of the Government pay cut on April 1. Both Houses already are in accord on the pay amendment, but the con Terence report on other features of the bill remains to be ratified be fore it goes to the White House for signature. Action Tomorrow Seen. The Senate is slated to approve the report tomorrow, and if this action is taken early in the afternoon the House also may have time to ratify the report before the end of the day. In that event the measure would be on its way to the White House Tues day. The belier prevails at the Capi tol that the measure will receive presidential approval. Important District legislation will be considered at sessions of two sub committees of the House District Committee on Tuesday, with prospects that the first measures in the Dis trict Commissioners' 10-point pro gram. already passed by the Senate, may be acted upon at the full com mittee meeting of the House District Committee on Wednesday. Mortgage Measure on List. The Judiciary subcommittee, of which Representative Palmisano of Maryland is chairman, will consider two measures, one regulating the fore closure of mortgages and deeds of trust and the other a Senate meas ure for the recording of mortgages and deeds of trust. The Subcommittee on Public Health, of which Representative Jenckes of Indiana is chairman, will hold a hearing on the bill introduced by Representative Ellenbogen of Penn sylvania for pensioning indigent blind in the District. This measure passed both houses in the last Congress, but was vetoed by the President because no funds were available. ORDERED TO CAPITAL Capt. H. A. May to Join Exam ining: and Retiring Board. The Navy Department disclosed yes terday that Capt. Henry A. May, who has been on duty as medical officer commanding the dispensary at the New York navy yard, is coming to Wash ington for duty with the Naval Ex amining and Retiring Board. Capt. May graduated from the Co lumbia Medical School, the predeces sor of George Washington University. Born at Corning, Ν. Y.. July 25, 1874, the naval medical officer was ap pointed to the service from Mary land and commissioned an assistant surgeon on April 22, 1904. He was promoted to the rank of captain on October 4, 1925. His home is at S745 McKinley sjpeet here. PLAN TO COMPLETE PARK JOSS HERE MAPPED FORICKES 60 Projects Included in Pro gram Drafted by Finnan. $100,000 HELD NEEDED FOR MERIDIAN HJLL Sultan Will Assist in Dovetailing Work With Draft Prepared by Commisison. A far-reaching public works pro gram, designed to bring to comple tion a number of partially finished projects In Washington and vicinity, will be on its way this week to Sec retary Ickes from C. Marshall Fin nan, superintendent of the National Capital Parks. There are approximately 60 projects embodied in the program, which will be forwarded to the National Capital Park and Planning Commission to co-ordinate them with other activities projected here. The program would cost hundreds of thousands of dol lars, but officials yesterday declined to reveal the exact sum. Col. Daniel I. Sultan. Engineer Commissioner of the District and ex officio member of the Planning Com mission, will give particular attention to the program, so that It can be dovetailed with that prepared by the District Commissioners. Meridian Hill Included. The projects Include the finishing of Meridian Hill Park, where park officials believe $100,000 could be profitably spent in cultivating the hillsides and finishing landscaping; work on the plaza on Columbia Is land. as part of the Arlington Me morial Bridge project, as well as the approaches to the bridge ; the Takoma and Banneker Recreation Centers; numerous playgrounds throughout the city and the Mall development. Lacking detailed plans for many of the projects heretofore, the National Capital Parks office is co-operating with the branch of plans and design of the National Park Service for the preparation of working drawings for many of these projects, in order that the park officials may be able to push their program as soon as funds be come avauaoie. Proposals Suit to Irkes. While there is some doubt as to whether Secretary Ickes will admin ister the $4,800,000,000 for public works, now being considered by Con gress. the parks office here is acting in concert with other agencies throughout the country in sending works proposals to the Secretary of the Interior. The park authorities here are known to favor the system under which an entire sum of money is allo cated for the completion of a project. Washington has numerous projects that are in varying stages of con struction, giving the city an incom plete appearance. The park officials hope to be able to rehabilitate several downtown parks which have depreci ated as beauty spots. AMERICAN IN HAVANA ι HELD ON KARPIS LINK Department of Justice Agents Quiz Hotel Manager as Gangster's Shield. By the Associated Press. HAVANA. February 2.—The long arm of the United States Department of Justice reached out today to aeiie Nathan Heller, American hotel man ager here, on charges that he helped and harbored Alvin Karpis, newest "Public Enemy No. 1." last September. Heller—tall, jovial, widely known American who has been in Havana eight years as manager of the Park view Hotel—faced . machinegun-like questioning tonight as two Depart ment of Justice agents and Cuban police grilled him concerning his con nection with Karpis" activities in Cuba. Artist Benefited By JSetv Deal Gives President Painting Woman Sends Canvas tb W hite House as Τ rib ute to Roosevelt. President Roosevelt gave some ad vice last Pall to Mrs. Bertha L. Buchanan, a former Washington resi dent. Yesterday she repaid him with a painting which took har nearly a year to complete and which, she be lieves, gave her the secret to painting which may bring success. Several years ago Mrs. Buchanan lived here, but left to study art at Columbia University. After a short while there she studied with noted landscape artists in New York and Florida and later moved to San Diego, Calif. With the death of her hus band, a Spanish-American War vet eran. debts piled up and when a $7.000 note came due she faced the loss of her home. When shp appealed to the Presi dent, she says, he referred her to the Home Owners' Loan Corp. and her home was saved. Relieved of this burden, she devoted all her time to painting one of Cali fornia's beauty spots, saving what she could from smaller paintings for clubs for her gift to the President. Yesterday when the painting of the famed Pine Valley and its C. C. C. camp was delivered to the White House by a special messenger, word was also received by friends of Mrs. Buchanan that other works by her had won acclaim and that she was to have a special exhibit In the Cali fornia Pacific International Exposi tion, opening May 29. There her landscapes may bring high prices fron admirers of California landscape·.