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V y β y y VTIÎH SUNDAY MORNUtG EDITION fctf Society and General WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1935. *** PAGE Β—1 M'CARRAN SEEKS LUMP SUM BOOST FOR CITY'S BUDGET Opposes D. C. Income Tax in Senate Hearing on Supply Bill. . HOLDING DOWN SHARE OF EXPENSE OPPOSED Welfare Officials Will Ask Res toration of Items Cut by House. Because of the interest the Federal · Government has in the National Capital, it should meet a fair part of the cost of running the city. Senator McCarran. Democrat, of Nevada, said today in discussing local appropriation problems. He also declared his op position to imposing a local income • tax on the District, particularly be cause he believes it would be burden some on the large number of Govern ment employes. In regard to the division of ex penses of maintaining the District, the Nevada Senator indicated he is not in sympathy with the trend in recent· years to hold down the Federal share of the annual appropriation bill. This trend has brought the Federal lump-sum payment from $9,500,000 in 1932 to $5,700,000 for the past two Jears. In the pending bill for next year, the House voted to continue that figure toward a total appropri • t ion of $39,308,000. While not a member of the subcom mittee now holding hearings on the supply bill. Senator McCarran is on the Appropriations Committee and elso on the District Legislative Com * «nittee. Would Restore Budget Items. Going ahead with the hearings on the supply bill, the subcommittee ex pects to hear Public Welfare officials , describe the urgent need of restoring α series of budget items for hospitals ' *(nd correctional institutions, elim inated by the House. Among the ■witnesses were Elwood Street, direc tor of Public Welfare, arid Capt. M. M. Barnard, superintendent of penal institutions. Gallinger Hospital, the Tubercu losis Hospital and the Children's Tu berculosis Sanatorium will be hard hit next year if certain Budget Bureau estimates are not restored to the bill, It was pointed out. These suggested amendments in clude: For the Tuberculosis Hospital, $9,000 for nursing services; Children Tuber ' rulosis Sanatorium, $11.000 ior nursing and $22,000 for maintenance; for equipping the addition to the Chil dren's Sanatorium. $10,000; Gallinger. $17,000 for personnel end $15,000 for maintenance. Lorton Cut Made in House. The House cut from $190.000 to $100,000 the estimate for building a wall and certain buildings at the Lorton Reformatory, and also reduced the item for guards at the reforma tory. The program for handling emergency relief next year, for which the House bill carries the budget estimate of $2, 000.000, also was explained to the ' Senate group. This $2,000.000 is to enable the District to provide for its unemployable persons, under the new relief plan of trying to provide work projects instead of direct relief for those who are employable. Officials believe it will still be necessary for the Federal Government to continue to aid the District with relief funds next year to provide for employable persons who may not be able to fit into work proj ects or who do not get sufficient in | that way to provide for their families. In connection with a debate in the Senate recently regarding the amount necessary for relief in Washington, as compared with other ci'^les local offi cials pointed out todav;'that out of 32 rities fairly rorrjiafab'.e with Wash ington the DislTict stood eighteenth in per capita^expenses ior relief and in the amount per family. +' Officials agreed that the transient teliei problem is an important factor here because so many persons are at tracted to Washington The Federal Emergency Relief Administration, which seeks to take care of the tran fient problem throughout the country, jurnishes funds for that purpose here at the rate of about $70,000 a month. While the jail estimate was being considered, subcommittee members cugagrd in a debate on the question I of capital punishment, but there was no suggestion of changing the law providing for electrocution here. The subcommittee will devote to morrow to the needs of the public school system. AUTO LIABILITY BILL INDORSED BY HAZEN Letter to Chairman Norton Sees Merit in Measure Waiting Action in House. Hope for enactment of the automo bile liability bill, now awaiting action In the House, was expressed today by Commissioner Melvin C. Hazen. In a letter to Chairman Norton of the House District Committee, who has been struggling to get the bill up for a vote, Hazen said he believed the measure would produce great benefit in striking at hit-and-run drivers, drunken drivers and others who com mit serious traffic violations. The letter was in response to * suggestion from Chairman Nor ton that she would introduce legis lation to ban jay walking if such a law was held necessary. Hazen made no direct answer to that suggestion, but it was recalled that in the past he had failed to approve such a suggestion from Traffic Di rector Van Duzer. Hazen told Mrs. Norton of his plans to start soon a new educational cam paign with the objective of bringing about better public obedience to traf fic rules. Young Democrats to Meet. SUITLAND. Md., March 14 (Spé cial).—The Young Democratic Club of Southern Maryland will meet at the Suitlend Community Hall torn or» row at 8:30 p.m. Sixteen-Year-Old Slayer and Sister Mrs. Pauline V. Havener <in black». with a policewoman tin white coat), as she appeared at police head quarters today for questioning in connection with the killing last night, of Pvt. John H. Gully, Port Myer soldier. At right: Philip Zier, aged 16, Mrs. Havener's brother, who told police he shot the soldier to protect his sister. —Star Staff Photos. A — Attack on Sister in Home Given Pefice as Cause in Arrest of Two. Philip A. Zier. 16. was being held today on a charge of murder for the fatal shooting last night of a Port Myer soldier when the latter attacked his sister, Mrs. Pauline V. Havener. 19. and threatened to kill her. in her home, a shack, overlooking the Po tomac River, at 3912 Κ street. The soldier, John H. Gully. 31. ap parently was killed instantly when the youth fired a .22-caliber bullet through his head. Zier and Mrs. Havener said Gully tried to force his attentions upon her and when she repulsed him seized her by the throat and threatened to kill her. The boy was holding his sister's young son in his arms in an adjoining room when he heard her scream. He put the baby down on a couch, grab bed a rifle and fired the fatal shot as Gully clutched at Mrs. Havener's throat, police were told. Mrs. Havener's mother, Mrs. Vir ginia Zier, was away from home at the time. According to the police Gully had been friendly with Mrs. Havener for some time, but apparently this friend ship had been broken, and he had gone to the home in an effort to renew it. Zier was arrested by Policemen Ruby Downs and T. O. Montgomery of No. 7 police station and shortly afterward made a complete confession, officers said. Because of Zier being a juvenile he was taken to No. 11 police station in Anacostia to be placed in a special room instead of being locked up in a precinct cell. Mrs. Havener was booked as a witness and locked up at the Police Women's Bureau. Mother and Baby Leave. The shack in which the shooting occurred is between the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the Potomac River and has a roadway leading to it through a culvert under the canal. No one was at the shack this morn ing and neighbors said Mrs. Havener's mother left during the night, taking the baby with her. Police took statements today at headquarters from young Zier and Mrs. Havener, during which they sub stantiated earlier accounts of the shooting and told officers Gully had been drinking. An inquest into the death was set for Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Mrs. Hav ener's husband. George Havener, is said to be stationed at a C. C. C. camp. SUICIDE PROSCRIBES TEARS FOR HIS END Names Three Jazz Tunes as Those to Be Played at Funeral Service. Samuel R. Orr, 27, truck driver for a local department store, who killed himself yesterday at his home, 1515 Lamont street, wanted no tears shed over his departure. Instead, in a let ter addressed "To All," he called ior jtutz: "Sing these two songs I love so weU," he wrote: " 'Stay as Sweet as You Are' and 'Love in Bloom.' And, too, I'd like to hear, 'The Object of My Affection.' "As I sit here and take stock of myself," Orr wrote in another letter, addressed to "Myself," "I And a useless sort of a creature, weak-willed, self centered." He deplored the errors of his way, his failure to correct them, and the trouble he caused others. . Orr left a wife and two children. . One Hotel Houses Τ ινο H. G. Wells, but Not Quite Calmly Writer and Utilities Ex· \ pert Cause Confusion to I)ili#ent Press. The visiting British author and his torian, H. G. Wells, and the visiting 1 Massachusetts public utilities expert, ! H. G. Wells, are both registered at the Mayflower Hotel, a circumstance which has given rise to some con- j fusion. At least one rpporter and camera man yesterday followed the wrong Mr. Wells from Government depart ment to Government department and, finally, back to the hotel, anxious to interview him on world affairs. The Mr. Wells from Haverhill, Mass., did not wish to qualify as an expert on the subject. Meanwhile the British author went his way un interviewed. He regards them as something of an ordeal anyhow. Hotel telephone operators now in quire. "Which Mr. H. G. Wells, please?" « UNE FOIS FOR TAX RETURNS More Than 1,175 Persons Pass Through Collector's Office in Two Hours. With tomorrow midnight the dead line for filing income tax returns, the crowd at the Revenue Bureau deputy collector's office today broke all rec- | ords. At 9 o'clock, when the door opened, a block-long line had formed. By 11 o'clock, two hours after open ing, more than 1,175 persons had passed through the office for assistance and for filing their returns. At this rate of speed the total for today from 9 to 5 o'clock will exceed yesterday's figures of far more than 4,000 persons. The office was to close-promptly at 5 p.m. today, but will remain open tomorrow night until the last taxpayer is taken care of at the final stroke of 12 midnight. Twelve deputy collectors scattered throughout banks and branches were busier today than usual. Yesterday each had from four to five people waiting in line, but taxpayers who went to the banks found they were able to get somewhat quicker service than at the deputy collector's office. Returns may be mailed, of course, if properly sworn to before a notary public They should be mailed to the Collector of Internal Revenue, Balti more, Md.. presumably to be in his hands before midnight. March 15. In the past, however, it is understood that envelopes postmarked before mid night have been considered to be filed in time. DRUNK DRIVING DENIED An information charging him with driving while drunk was issued today in Police Court against Policeman Henry A. Matney of the Traffic Bu reau, who was suspended Tuesday night by Lieut. W. T. Storm, following an automobile accident. The policeman was arraigned before Judge Gus A. Schuldt. entered a plea of not guilty, and demanded a jury trial. Although there wag no testimony In court this morning, Lieut, storm reported to officials of the corporation counsel's office that he had found Matney asleep at his home after re ports he had been involved in an acci dent. Later Lieut. Storm called one of the police surgeons to Matney's home, the surgeon declared Matney to be intoxicated and the lieutenant suspended hia. Says Downtown Area Would Not Find It Traffic Solution. Opposition to any plan for total abolition of automobile parking In the downtown area as a solution to traffic congestion was voiced today by Peo ple's Counsel William A. Roberts. Agreeing that the use of streets and public parks for automobile storage must be "diminished" to accommodate traffic, Roberts, however, again ad vocated construction of storage ga rages, to be operated by the Govern ment, as a more effective solution. His position was stated in a letter to Frederic A. Delano, chairman of the National Capital Park and Plan ning Commission, who yesterday made public a summary of ideas on traffic improvement in which he said that neither the Government nor private individuals could embark in the con struction of garages unless the city authorities, with the approval of Con gress. make effective rules against street parking in the downtown area. Opposes Sweeping Ban. "I can not agree with any plan for the total abolition of parking in the commercial area," Roberts wrote. •This would be justified only by pmergency traffic conditions and is not a permanent solution." He made the point that, while many cars are parked all day down town on the streets, many car own ers are obliged to reach numerous separate points within the congested area in the course of their business and that separate fees for parking at each point, even if off-street parking places were available, would be pro hibitive in cost. The parking problem soon will be considerably increased when the 1.500 cars now parked daily on the Grand Plaza, east of the Commerce Build ing. will be forced out of that lo cation. Widening Value Questioned. Roberts also questioned the eco nomic benefit of elaborate and ex pensive plans for street widening which, he said, now are being con sidered because of traffic congestion. Street widening does not decrease traffic congestion to an amount any where near what is popularly be lieved, he said. He urged that some official body present a tangible program for con struction and operation of. parking garages and called attention to the House bill, which he drafted, that calls for an appropriation for the building of such garages. SIX ME INDICTED AS A RESULT OF. 2 GAMBLING RAIDS 27 Others Named by Grand Jury and Five Cleared of Charges. BEACH, FITZGERALD LOTTERY DEFENDANTS Frazier, Brinkley, Amorosi and Lewis to Answer for Alleged Gaming in Southeast. Six men were indicted on gambling charges by the District grand jury to day as a result of two raids made last month by the police vice squad. The jury returned 27 other indictments and ignored charges in five cases. John Herman Beach and John Fitzgerald were charged with operat ing a lottery In the 1100 block of Eighth street southeast. Police who arrested them February 27 said they seized a large quantity of numbers books and betting slips. Southeast Defendants. In the other case an indictment was returned against James Beverly Fra zier. Eugene Frazier Brinkley, John Amorosi and Joseph Lewis. They were ; arrested February 21 in connection with the operation of an alleged gam-1 ing establishment in the 500 block of Eighth street southeast. Others indicted, with the charges agains*. them, are: Clarence Williams, James Scott. Edward Willis and Raymond M. Jones, joyriding; William Theodore Gilstrap, joyriding and grand larceny; Edward L Norman, William Rice. Le Roy Catterton and Benjamin E. Nettles, grand larceny; McKinley Brooks, Ray mond Brown, John Williams, Rudolph Hutchinson and John E. Hughes, jr., housebreaking and larceny; Yancy G. Dean and Sonny Parker, housebreak ing; Gwen M. Liberty and Frank V. Webb, robbery; Dessie Heath, receiv ing stolen property; Francisco Solis. I. Platzel, Isabelo Macaltao. Elpidio Dizon and Ella McDanieLs, assault with a dangerous weapon; James H. Allen, Fred U. Williams, Wellington Tolliver, William Henry Anderson. William Theodore Gilstrap and Beatrice Edwards, violating liquor tax ing act of 1934; William Theodore Gilstrap, smoke screen: Florence M. Brown, violating section 73, title 18, tJr.ited States Penal Code; John R Caton and Thomas D. Williams, carnal knowledge, and Myrtle Arnold, abor tion. Five Chartes Ignored. The following were cleared of the i charges Indicated: Fennie Harris, joyriding; Ν. E. Chapin. grand larceny: Thelton Toison, assault with a dangerous weapon; James Winston, violating liquor taxing act. and Beatrice Harris, violating section 73, title 18, United States Penal code. COLORED "ROMEO" IS BEHIND BARS Faces Prison Term for Attempt to Free His Girl Friend. I Stronger bars than those he sought to part for his girl friend have closed behind Russell Hawkins, colored. 24 years old. Hawkins received a six-month jail sentence in Police Court today on a j charge that he destroyed pri vate property when he went at midnight armed with a jimmy and a brick to liberate 16-year-old Reglna Newman, colored Inmate of the Women's Receiving Home. 800 block of Potomac avenue southeast. The youth admitted to Detective Sergt. Watson Salkeld that he <caled a 10-foot fence and four flights of fire escape, climbine to the window where Regina was waiting. After Hawkins began to pry at the heavy screen, police said, a woman guard heard him. came into the room, and Hawkins fled down the fire escape and across the fence again. But Hawkins was suspected at the home. He had called during visit ing hours, asking to see his "little sSs ter Regina." so often that the police woman began to ask him questions. Hawkins allegedly tore out two. screens and took two pins from a window. The destroying property charge was brought when Police Court official· decided the law against liber ating prisoners could not be applied to the case. When Hawkins was himself locked up two.days ago his girl friends did not desert him. Police at No. 5 pre cinct said Hawkins was one of their most popular prisoners. "That boy," .said a policcman, -is darktown's original Romeo!" Hit-Run Victim Was Returning To Wife After 7 Fears' Absence Identified last night after lying un conscious in Emergency Hospital since early Sunday, the victim of a hit-and run driver, Frank P. Stehlin, 44, was returning home to his wife after his mysterious disappearance seven years ago, it became known today. Stehlin, who was found lying un conscious in the street in the 400 block of Maryland avenue southwest, and identified through local newspa per pictures, left home suddenly in November, 1927, his 61-year-old wife, Mrs. Emma C. Stehlin, 495 Ν street southwest, said today. There had been no marital rift at the time, she said. "The next I heard from him was this past January," Mrs. Stehlin said. He wrote asking if I »«s still his wife, and I answered in the affini tive by mall. Then another letter, layiog he might come home^ame in February. That was the last I r.eard from him until my daughter, Naomi Crowley, recognized his picture yes terday and I identiflfrt him st the hospital." Mrs. Stehlin said her husband's mother and father and a daughter by hie first marriage are living In St. Louis. She has four children ranging in age from 21 to 38 by a former mar riage. Hospital doctors, according to Mrs. Stehlin, said his chance for recovery was very slight. He received a frac ture of the left leg, double fracture of the right arm, possible skull fracture and lacerated scalp. Police had little evidence to go on, it was said today, but through a broken automobile headlight lens found near the victim established he was struck by an automobile. A search was being made for the automobile, police aaid. Police Knocked—No Reply A sledge finally served as a key to this door, one of four that guarded the entrance to a gambling den at 1410 H street, which was raided yesterday. —Star Staff Photo. <. Vice Squad Uses Axes and Sledges to Batter Down Doors. Forty persons were taken into cus tody as the police vice squad raided what the police described as one of the Capital's oldest and best patron ized race-horse gambling establish ments in the heart of the downtown financial district during the late rush hour yesterday. While hundreds of Government em ployes and office workers let their dinners wait to watch the raiders, Lieut. George M. Little end his squad used axes and sledges to batter their way through an intricate series of doors on the fourth floor of the Mary land Building. 1410 H street, and completely 'bottled up" the patrons of the den. Escape I* Barred. The quick entry of the squad, made despite a confusing arrangement of mirrors at the entrance to the place, prevented the escape of any one by way of a knotted rope that was kept coiled near a window for apparent use in such an emergency. After herding the "players" into six patrol wagons, police returned to the gambling house and removed four telephones, two short-wave radio sets, several loud speakers, a quantity of racing sheets and other gambling equipment. A number of racing slips were torn up and thrown out a win dow while the raid was in progrès·, police said. Four Men Charged. At headquarters, four of the men were charged with setting up gaming tables. They identified themselves as Garry F. Quinn, 32. of the 7300 block of Georgia avenue: Robert A. Murray, 43. oï the 1000 block of Fourteenth street; Clarence A. Langley of the 5700 block of Ninth street and Ed ward T. Parson. 34, of the 700 block of Twelfth street. The others ar rested were booked as witnesses and released. The place had been twice before raided, police records showed. FOUR PLEAD GUILTY TO SHORT WEIGHTS Merchants' Cases Continued for Sentences, to Be Recommended by Welliver. Pour merchants entered pleas of guilty when arraigned before Judge Ralph Given in Police Court today to charges of short weights in the sale of meats. All of the cases were continued for sentence. There were three charges against Harry dayman, 1400 block Ρ street, the average shortage being a quarter of a pound. In the case of Harry Zager, 1500 block Seventh street, offi cials of the office of Weights and Measures said they made two separate purchases and that in one the short age was nearly three-quarters of a pound and in the other, a quarter of a pound. Abraham Marcowitz. 900 block Fourth street southwest, was charged with three shortages. Two were ap proximately a half pound each and the other about three-quarters of a pound. The largest single shortage charged was against Irvin J. Le Vinson, 1300 block U street. In one of four cases against him, authorities said, there was a shortage of almost a pound on a four-pound chicken. Other shortages in his case, they said, ranged from a quarter to three-quarters of a pound. All of the cases are being handled in Police Court by Assistant Corpora tion Counsel Edward M. Welliver. by whom sentences will be recommended. Tax Office Open Late. ARLINGTON COURT HOUSE, V·., March 14 (Special).—The office of the commissioner of revenue of Arlington County will be open to t o'clock tonight and tomorrow night for the purpoee of assisting taxpayers with preparation of their Federal and State income tax retyrns. RECREATION BODY PROPOSED FOR B.C. I Commission Would Pool Em ployes and Facilities as Experiment. President Roosevelt's insistence upon a speedy solution of Washington's tangled recreation problem yesterday brought forth, under the guidance of Frederic A. Delano, chairman of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a projected District of Columbia Recreation Commission that will pool, as lar as possible, exist ing employes and facilities, pick a superintendent and operate for a year as an experiment The members of the new commis sion will be Commissioner George E. Allen, spokesman ior the District Gov ernment; Henry I. Quinn, prominent attorney and member of the Board of Education, lepresenting the Com munity Center Department, and C. Marshall Finnan, superintendent of the National Capital parks. Mr. Delano will serve as chairman of the group, but without a vote. These men evolved the new commission, after two sessions, .laving been assembled by Mr. Delano after President Roose velt had written to the interested agencies suggesting that they get to gether and formulate a unified pro gram. May Be Called ' Co-ordinator.' The District of Columbia Recrea tion Commission has not yet decided whether il shall officially call ,ts op erating officer a "superintendent or "co-ordinator," but in any event, he is to be the group's secretary and ex ecutive officer, by virtue of his post. The agency having jurisdiction over a facility first must give its approval, under the new scheme. The Board of Education has been insisting that it have full control over its own build ings. which are used sometimes for recreation, declining to turn over the schools to the part-time jurisdiction of some outside group. The board has felt that it alone has the responsibility. Accordingly, in yesterday's agreement, the requirement was written in that the governing agencies must first give their indorsement for recreational facilities before the lands can be so utilized. Announcement of the new set-up was made by Thomas S. Settle, sec retary of the National Capital Park and Planning Commisison, who sat in with his chief on the formative ses sions. He has been asked to serve as temporary executive officer and will receive applications for the job of "superintendent" or "co-ordinator" at his office. Room 1621 Navy Building. The amount of the salary involved was not revealed. Approval Announced. Mr. Delano called the meeting to order in his office in the Interior De partment, where the National Re sources Board is located, as he is vice chairman of that group. Acting as neutral chairman, he flrst assembled the group late last month and then evolved a tentative set-up. Commis sioner Allen later talked the matter over with the District government authorities. Mr. Quinn laid the propo sition before his colleagues on the Board of Education and Mr. Finnan spoke with his associates about the plan. Yesterday, the trio was able to announce that each organization favored the set-up. Appointment of the "superintend ent" of recreation under the nev. uni fied system is expected to be made shortly. Already recreational activi ties in the peiks and elsewhere are opening up. "We are going after the very best man in recreation that we can get anywhere in the country," said Mr. Settle today, "just as was done in the case of the new District health officer." } ; Mr. Settle made it clear that this is a distinct profession. Inasmuch as the Chief Executive himself has taken a hand in the situation, the officials are particularly anxious to make the best showing possible. Mr. Settle ex pects the new superintendent would be at work by May 1 Each of the three agencies involved is to con tribute to the ejfenses of the new BOARD APPROVES SCHOOL PROJECTS FOR WORKS SET-UP List of Construction Jobs to Be Given City Heads Today for Action. $1,650,000 INCLUDED IN 18 BETTERMENTS Four New Buildings. Plus 14 Im· provements. Sought in D. C. Requests. A revised list of needed construction projects in the public school system, which the Board of Education hopes to have included in the new public works program when money is made available under the pending $4,800, 000.000 works-relief bill, will be sent today to the District Commissioners with a request that the program be approved. The list was made yesterday at an executive session of the board's Finance Committee, composed of George M. Whitwell. chairman: Mrs. Philip Sidney Smith and Dr. J. Hayden Johnson. The closed meeting also » a» attended by Dr. Frank W. Ballou. su perintendent, and Dr. Hayden John son. president of the board. No official announcement of the new projects was made after the meeting but it was learned that the list of construction jobs recently sent to the Public Works Administration by Dr John W. Studebaker. United States commissioner of education, was "sub stantially" followed. New Schools Asked. The list, as it now stands, includes 38 projects requiring an expenditure close to $1.650,000. This sum would provide for plans and specification? for two new senior high schools, a new vocational school for girls, a new ele mentary school and 14 additions and improvements to present buildings. In addition to these, a number of projects requiring little or no material but a great deal of labor also were considered, it was learned, and prob ably will be recommended for comple tion as made-work projects under the relief program of the District. Dr. Ballou said today he would forward the requisition to Engineer Commissioner Dan I. Sultan, who is in charge of all new District building, some time today. The new renior high schools on the list would provide a white school in the northern part of the city, probably in the Manor Park area, and a colored school in Northeast Washington, probably on the site already owned by the School Board on Benning road, north of Twenty-fourth street. would Replace "Disgrâce." The new vocational school would replace the Dennison School on S street between Thirteenth and Four teenth streets, which is now consid ered "a. disgrace to the school sys tem." The board is not only anxious to replace the building but also wants to move it out of that area to a new site. The present site of the Tuber culosis Hospital, opposite Roosevelt High School, has been suggested if that property ii made available to the board when the new hospital at Glenn Dale, Md„ is completed. The new elementary school would be constructed on Bladensburg road near Mount Hamilton to relieve over crowded conditions in other nearby schools. The 14 additions follow: Rose Lees Hardy School. Foxhall road and Volta place, completion of second floor. Alexander R. Shepherd School, Fourteenth and Kalmia streets, com pletion of second floor. Assembly Hall Wanted. John Greenlief Whittier School. Fifth and Sheridan streets, construc tion of assembly hall-gymnasium. George Truesdale School, Ingraham street between Eighth and Ninth streets, eight-room addition and assembly-gymnasium. Bunker Hill School. Michigan avenue and Twelfth street northeast, four class rooms and space for four addi tional class rooms. John H. Ketcham School. Fifteentii and U streets southeast, eight-room addition and assembly-gymnasium. James Monroe School, Columbia road between Georgia and Sherman avenues, assembly-gymnasium. Archibald B. Grimke School. Ver mont avenue between Τ and U streets, eight-room addition and assembly gymnasium. Joshua R. Giddings School. G street, between Third and Fourth streets southeast, assembly-gymnasium. Room for Cleaning-Dyeing. Margaret Murray Washington Voca tional School, Ο street between North Capitol and First streets, room for cleaning and dyeing. Paul Junior High School. Eighth and Oglethorpe streets, lO-room addi tion and gymnasium. Shaw Junior High School, Seventh street and Rhode Island avenue, im provement of stage and corridors. Armstrong High School, Ο street between First and Thirds streets, gym nasium and extension oi auto repair shop. A second project at Armstrong calls for improvement of corridors and remodeling of present gymnasium The made-work projects, requiring only labor, will include a number of improvements to playgrounds, grading of school grounds, and a number of minor repair jobs to buildings and ground for which materials can be made available by the board. department. No additional legislation is needed at this time, said Mr. Settle. The agreement, he explained, seemed to be as far as they could go under the present laws. The new superintendent will meet with the commission, which will map out a policy for him to follow. Any suggestions he might have for im provement of recreation here, to give the residents of the District better facilities, will be submitted to the commission for approval. There was a disposition yesterday to "go the limit in unifying recreation here," said Mr. Settle.