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‘ “ 7 WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 20, 1936. *** PAGE B-l
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W. R. T. Value Is $325,336, Sager Declares at Merger Hearing
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ESTIMATE IITTIE
MORE TRAN HALF
Capital Transit Witness Is
Grilled on 20 Per Cent
“Overhead” Additions.
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CONSULTANT FOR BUYER
SAYS $539,823 BARGAIN
View Is Questioned Closely by
Attorneys on Replacements
and Future Business.
BY DON S. WARREN.
Testimony that the present value
of the Washington Rapid Transit Co.
is $325,336, or a little more than half
the valuation submitted by a witness
for the Capital Transit Co., was placed
before the Public Utilities Commission
at noon today by its chief engineer,
Fred A. Sager.
This development came after com
mission’s counsel had spent the morn
ing severely grilling the company wit
ness, Edward Roberts. New York, on
methods he had employed, in an effort
to show an allowance of 20 per cent
should be made in valuing the bus
company properties for "going con
cern” and other intangible "over
heads.”
The Capital Transit Co. proposes to
pay $539,823 for the W. R. T. and
Roberts’ appraisal of $623,665 was pre
sented to show that the proposed
purchase price was well below the
estimated value. Sager declared the
value to be nearly $300,000 less than
the estimate made by Roberts.
Methods Under Fire.
Throughout the session, method'
employed by the New York consultant
in his calculations were under attack
by Hinman D. Folsom, commission
counsel, and by People’s Counsel Wil
liam A. Roberts. At times, Commis
sion Vice Chairman Richmond B.
Keech interposed questions.
The witness at one time admitted
to Folsom he did not have actual fig
ures to support some of his claims of
what should be allowed '•.3 overheads
and going value.
Folsom repeatedly asked Roberts
what net earnings in the past experi
ence of the W. R. T. the witness had
used in forecasting future increase in
business and revenues. Roberts finallv
turned to exhibits to show' the com
pany had made net earnings of $7,121
in 1934 and of $42,744 in 1935.
Folsom apparently was striking at
the point the bus concern prior to
1934 had for years made no net
profits.
Reproduction Cost Rated $1,059,732.
The debate revolved around an
exhibit prepared by Roberts intending
to show the reproduction cost of the
bus concern would be $1,059,732, with
out allowing for depreciation of equip
ment and properties. On a depreciated
basis he figured the value to be $623 -
665.
The reproduction cost of physical
properties, he said, was $850,322, to
which he added 20 per cent, or $170.
064, for “overhead expenses and go
ing value.” He argued that In some
cases he had studied allowances of
from 8 to 28 per cent were made for
such intangible values.
On a depreciated basis Roberts fig
ured the value of physical properties
to be $414,254, to which he added
$39,346 for “working capital” and
then with the intangible items
brought the total present value to
$623,665.
People’s Counsel Roberts and Fol
som both referred several times to
the fact many of the fleet of 79
busses of the company are old and
must be replaced. The witness
previously had estimated the com
pany must replace 57 of these within
about four years.
The witness insisted, however, the
question of how' soon old busses must
be replaced would not affect his
judgment on the value. New' busses,
he argued, would serve to increase
the business of the concern.
Rules Tags Unnecessary.
Capital Transit officels today were
informed unofficially the Maryland
attorney general had ruled the com
pany busses could traverse Chevy
Chase Circle on the Maryland side,
without buying Maryland tags, so
long as the busses did not stop on
that side.
William B. Bennett, assistant to
Company President John H. Hanna,
said he did not know yet whether this
would mean the busses would be run
around the circle instead of making a
short turn on the District side. He
said to make the change would cause
busses to run considerable additional
miles over a period of time.
He suggested the matter may turn
on the question of whether the com
pany can establish an off-street term
inal for the busses somewhere near tha
circle.
At the same time, Bennett an
nounced that operation of some of the
Connecticut avenue busses over Cal
vert Bridge and down Eighteenth
street to I street would be started
Sunday. He said the Anal schedules
had not yet been completed. The
remainder of the Connecticut avenue
busses will continue to travel over
Taft Bridge and down lower Con
necticut avenue.
BILL IS INDORSED
Daniel W. MacCormack, commis
sioner of immigration and naturaliza
tion, disclosed today leaders of the
Federal Council of Churches of Christ
in America has indorsed the pending
Kerr-Coolidge deportation bill.
The measure, favorably reported by
the immigration committees, would
permit deportation of many criminal
aliens not now subject to such action.
It also would make it possible to pre
vent the separation of families, some
alien members of which are now sub
ject to deportation on technical
grounds. *f
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MON BOARD
UNANIMOUS FOR
RED RIDER REPEAL
Gilligan Preparing Report of
Committee and Return
Is Awaited.
QUINN ASSAILS LAW
AS INSULT TO TUTORS
Suggests Entire Body Attend
Hearings—Special Meeting on
Steps to Be Taken Urged.
Just what action the Board of Edu
cation should take to obtain the en
actment of the Sisson bill clarifying
the ban on teaching communism in
the public schools will be determined
on the return to the city of Henry
Gilligan, vice president of the board
and chairman of its Legislative Com
mittee, who is absent from Washing
ton on business.
The entire board membership pres
ent at yesterday’s meeting urged that
the present "red” rider be repealed,
and it was announced that Gilligan al
ready is preparing a report on the Sis
son bill urging its enactment.
Henry I. Quinn, most outspoken op
ponent of the present law, insisted that
the whole board appear before the
House District Committee when hear
ings are held on the Sisson bill in spite
of the "gag” order of the Budget Bu
reau.
"An ordinary criminal,” Quinn said,
"is presumed to be innocent until
proven guilty. Under the present law
and the controller general’s ruling
every teacher is presumed each pay
day to be guilty until she swears she is
Innocent.
•'•pie law is unjust and un-Ameri
ean. It is an insult to every teacher in
Washington and should be repealed.”
Special Meeting Suggested.
Robert A. Maurer suggested that a
special meeting be called to prepare
board action in the matter after-the
Legislative Committee is ready co re- !
port.
Quinn and John H. Wilson, new
member of the board, serve with
Gilligan on the Legislative Committee.
Wilson was sworn in as a member of
the board a few minutes before yester
day’s meeting.
Dr. Frank W. Ballou, superintend
ent, reported that $100 had been do
nated to the schools to purchase shoes
lor colored children who have been
forced to stay away from school during
the recent extremely cold weather.
The gift, he said, was anonymous and
was the result of newspaper publicity
describing the plight of the children.
Dates for the annual competitive
drills of the high school cadet corps
were announced. The cadets from the
White high schools will hold their
competition May 18. 19 and 20 and
the colored cadets will drill May 21
and 22. The drills will be held at
Griffith Stadium.
Dr. Ballou recommended that an
effort be made to have Congress
exempt the school cafeterias from the
provisions of the District unemploy
ment compensation act. He pointed
out that such exemption has been al
lowed for churches, charitable insti
tutions and universities and colleges.
The matter was referred to the Legis
lative Committee.
Publications Approved.
Approval of 41 additional magazines
and newspapers for use in the schools
was voted on recommendation of the
superintendent and the special com
mittee of teachers and officers set
up to study all periodicals to de
termine whether or not they comply
with the ban on communistic teach
ing. The report did not include
Scholastic, which has been cited by
the Federation of Citizens’ Associations
as being allegedly subversive and pro
communistic.
Huston Thompson, former Federal
trade commissioner, has accepted the
Invitation to deliver the principal ad
dress at the formal dedication of
Woodrow Wilson High School in the
Spring. The board also accepted the
gift of a portrait of Woodrow Wilson
for the school from the Washington
Chapter, University of Virginia Alumni
Association.
Dr. Ballou submitted the ninth re
port in a series outlining the needs
of the schools to be taken care of
In the proposed five-year building pro
gram. The report outlined in general
the needs of the senior high schools.
By 1942, he said, an increased enroll
ment of 5,500 probably will have to be
taken care of. Completion of six
rooms at Woodrow Wilson High School,
seven more rooms at Roosevelt High
School and erection f the contem
plated Manor Park school at Fifth
and Sheridan streets were included in
his recommendations.
The report will be studied by the
Finance Committee, headed by George
M. Whitwell as chairman, along with
the requests of citizens made last
week at a special public meeting held
for that purpose. Action of the
Finance Committee, however, has been
delayed because Whitwell has been ill
When the finance report is completed,
it will also be sent to the Legislative
Committee for the draft of a bill to
be offered in Congress.
Erection of covered loading plat
forms at the Welghtman School for
Crippled Children and the Magruder
School were ordered by the board.
The improvement* had been requested
by the Kiwanis Club of Washington.
ROBBERY DRIVE ON
In an attempt to halt the aeries of
robberies and burglaries which has
broken out here during the past few
days, police today rounded up 26 col
orded men and boys, ranging in age
from 17 to 43, at pool rooms and
various places in different sections of
the city.
They will be held until victims of
the robberies have had an opportunity
v to view them at the daily police show
' up tonight. Unless they are identified
by one of the victims, they will be re-,
•leased. ' "
Famous Setter in Hospital
“Pennine Patron” Is Recovering From
Broken Leg on Birthday.
"PENNINE PATRON” AND DR. C. K. FRANCIS.
—Star Staff Photo.
Old Pennine Patron, an interna
tional champion in the dog world, was
spending his 12 th birthday anni
versary in bed today, recovering from
the effects of a general anaesthetic
administered last night when his dis
located leg was set.
The English setter, winner of the
international field and bench show
in England and valued at more than
$7,000. suffered the accident yester
day when he was struck by an auto
mobile.
Dr. c. K. Francis, who treated the
dog, said the patient was resting
| quietly today, explaining that, In the
! dog world an age of 12 years Is
equivalent to about 75 for humans.
Pennine Patron belongs to E. B.
McIntyre, owner of a kennel here.
Born in England, he was brought to
this country by Ernest W. Smoot, son
of former Senator Reed Smoot, Dr.
Francis said. At the time of his
purchase he had just won the Eng
lish championship.
Later, he was blue ribbon choice in
the international show, calling for a
combination of bench and held
qualities.
AIRPORT MEASURE
PASSES IN SENATE
Traffic Supervision Over
Military Road Now Up
to Conference.
By unanimous consent, without
even the formality of a debate, the
Senate today passed the resolution of
its Military Affairs Committee pro
viding for the control, under Federal
supervision, of traffic on Military road
to end the Washington Airport hazard.
The measure, now radically different
from the resolution passed last week
by the House, must go to conference.
Its Senate sponsors, however, do not
expect any objection from the House
and expect enactment of the legisla
tion this week.
The resolution provides that Mili
tary road shall be kept open, with
traffic safeguards of a type to be ap
proved by the Department of Com
merce to control the movement of
traffic across the airport and with
drastic penalties for traffic violations.
The measure was called up by Sen
ator Duffy of Wisconsin, who ex
plained its purpose briefly. The meas
ure was worked out yesterday by a
subcommittee of the Military Affair*
Committee headed by Senator Reyn
olds.
Although not authorized to speak for
their entire group, members of the
House subcommittee who attended the
Senate meeting yesterday indicated a
belief the House would accept the
Senate changes. Passage of the reso
lution would end two weeks of nego
tiation, which started when it devel
oped that airmail and air transport
service might be moved to Baltimore
unless specific authority was granted
for traffic devices on Military road.
As it came from the House the
pending resolution authorized the War
Department to close the road or to
authorize the maintenance of safety
devices at the expense of the airport.
The substitute measure passed by
the Senate today would provide defi
nitely for the continued use of Mili
tary road as a public highway, and
also would make definite the right of
the planes to cross the road, provided
the National Airport Corp., operating
the airport, maintains such traffic de
vices as the Commerce Department
directs.
Discussion at the meeting yesterday
indicated the subcommittee had in
mind the use of gates to stop high
way traffic when planes are crossing
the road in landing or departing. Au
thority also would be given the Com
merce Department to prohibit auto
mobile parking within and adjacent
to the area of the gates where the
planes cross the road.
Young Washington
Peats of magic like the one being shown here Dy Kenneth Clifton
Sheelor to the amazement of his little brother Tommy were learned from
his father, a Government employe, whose hobby is magic. Kenneth is 6
and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Sheelor, 810 Tewksberry place.
He is a pupil in the 1-B grade at Whittier School. Tomorrow—Jean Mary
Morin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Morin; Ruth Btrippy, daughter of
Edward Btrippy, and Marie Long* daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ja Long,
all students in the Immaculate reception Academy.—BUr Staff Photo.
SEIZURE OF ID
GALLONS ALCOHOL
BAREDAT TRIAL
Government to Offer Data
Gained by Tapping of
Phone Wires.
DEFENSE TO FIGHT
EVIDENCE AS ILLEGAL
Ruling of Judge Letts on Ques
tion Expected Turning Point
in Case Involving 21 Men.
Testimony concerning the seizure of
approximately 1,000 gallons of alcohol
was introduced by the Government
today in the conspiracy trial of 21
alleged bootleggers in District Su
preme Court.
As soon as the Government wit
nesses finished their testimony con
cerning liquor seizures, Assistant
United States Attorney Henry Schwein
haut, who is In charge of the prose
cution, will offer evidence obtained
by tapping the telephone wires of the
defendants.
Counsel for the latter have an
pounced they will oppose the intro
duction of this evidence on the
ground it was obtained in violation of
the constitutional rights of the de
fendants. The ruling by Trial Justice
F. D. Letts is expected to prove the
turning point in the case, since the
Government is counting heavily on
these conversations to prove its charge
that the defendants conspired to
violate the liquor laws.
Testimony was given today by
Francis J. Sweeney, William Harding
and James Rogers, all investigators
for the alcohol tax unit.
use or Alias unargea.
Testimony that Samuel Sloan
Montgomery, alleged leader of the dis
tributing organization rented under
an assumed name the apartment in
which he lived, was given late yester
day. Mrs. K. L. Gaylor, resident man
ager of an apartment house at 7019
Georgia avenue, said he told her his
name was Robert Jackson.
Despite strenuous objection by de
fense counsel. Assistant United States
Attorney Schweinhaut and Howard
Boyd succeeded in introducing evi
dence of an alleged “confession" said
to have been made by Clarence E.
Ross, colored, one of the defendants.
Agent Sweeney testified that Ross
admitted to him he had worked for
Montgomery since November, 1932, at
$20 a week, helping him in a whole
sale liquor business. Sweeney quoted
Ross as saying that he was under pa
role from a housebreaking sentence at
the time and that the parole was re
voked in February 1933. While he was
in jail, Sweeney said Ross stated
Charles E. Hawkins and ueorard
Smith, two other colored defendants,
brought him money from Montgom
ery, and when he finally was released,
in March, 1934, Montgomery raised
his salary to $30 a week.
Threat Charge Falls.
Defense Attorney Harry r. Wnelan
tried to convince Justice J. Dickinson
Letts that the alleged “confession”
was inadmissible because it was ob
tained under threats, but the judge
decided otherwise.'
Two Delaware State policemen told
of arresting John Manoi ann Belford
R. Longnecker in Delawar' last year
Owen J. Hession said he caught Manoi
February 26, with 52 five-gallon cans
of alcohol. Melvin J. Leisure testified
he arrested Longnecker in June for
speeding.
The Government claims that the
local ring bought its alcohol from
Arthur Bartolozzi in Trenton, N. J.
Traffic Ray Tested.
An infra-red ray between pedes
trian barriers, which operates traffic
signals on being intercepted by those
waiting to cross the street, is being
tested at Glasgow, Scotland.
TRAFFIC
CONVICTIONS
DRIVING WHILE DRUNK.
Slatfer Neal, Monday Point, Va.,
$100.
SECOND-OFFENSE SPEEDING.
Hartman R. Keefer, 145 R street,
38 miles, $20.
FIRST-OFFENSE SPEEDING.
Charles P. Israel, Maryland, 32
miles, $5.
Walter R. Truland, 1350 Quincy
street. 38 miles, $10.
Gilbert A. Bell, jr., 3236 Thirty
second street, 33 miles, $5.
James Morrison, 331A Elm street,
32 miles, $5.
Lavender W. Powell, 1518 Ninth
street northeast, 40 miles, $10.
George C. Sagmon, 1625 North
Capitol street, 32 miles, $5.
Ernest N. Cory, Maryland, 38 miles,
$10.
Martha B. Clark, Maryland, 38
miles, $10.
r«n> b. Tallaksen, 1620 Fuller
street, 42 miles, $15.
Leroy J. Connick, 1620 U street
southeast, 32 miles, $5.
Louis A. Hester, Virginia, 33 miles,
$5.
PERMITS REVOKED.
Ned A. Bord, 3100 Connecticut ave
nue, 50 miles.
Augustus B. Crawford, 151 Todd
place northeast, 60 miles.
Clyde E. Dexter, 119 Bates street,
50 miles, second offense.
Robert L. Fitz, 1125 Fifth street,
54 miles.
Ralph L. Harlan, 1214 Park road,
50 miles, second offense.
PERMITS SUSPENDED.
Kenneth Isaacs. Berwyn, Md., 48
miles, 30 days.
John W. Kern, Silver Spring, Md.,
40 miles. 30 days.
Henry E. Stowers, 2225 Thirty
ninth street, 40 miles, 30 days.
James M. Townsend, Brooksville,
Md., 36 miles, second offense, 30 days.
Rupert G. Fogle, Clinton, Md., 40
miles, second offense, 45 4sy*.
“Can Walter Do It?” Virginia Asks
No. 1—Walter Johnson shown on
his farm at Germantown, Md., as
he ponders the grip on a silver
dollar to get the most distance.
No. 2—Virginians shown in
vestigating the width of the Rap
pahannock at Fredericksburg, Va.
Engineers yesterday measured the
stream and found it to be exactly
372 feet wide. The men throwing
iron washers are C. H. Lewis, drug
gist; Ray E. Hall, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce of Fred
ericksburg; W. F. B. Cole, Com
monwealth’s attorney, and Ben
Pitts, president of the Chamber of
Commerce. All failed.
No. 3—John F. Gouldman, Fred
ericksburg banker, and Pitts with
the latter’s check for $5,000. Pitts
is willing to bet the money that
Johnson can duplicate the feat. !
Representative Sol Bloom has said
he would bet 20 to 1 that it
couldn’t be done. —A. P. Photos.
Residents Fail to Span River
In Test Throws With Washers
By the Assocleted Press.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va„ Febru
ary 30.—Prompted by civic pride and
just plain curiosity, r^idents of this
historic city today showerec bushels
of iron washers into the Rappahanock
River.
Unable to wait until Saturday, when
Walter Johnson tries his arm against
the legendary prowess of George
Washington in hurling a dollar across
the river, the citizens are trying to
settle the matter among themselves—
but with iron washers, not silver coins.
All tries have fallen short of the mark.
Irked by Representative Sol Bloom's
contention that the river was too broad
in Washington’s day for any one to
throw anything over it, city surveyors
were dispatched to the river bank near
the old Washington farm.
“Three hundred and seventy-two
feet," said an official announcement.
But up in Washington, Bloom coun
tered with:
“I don’t care how far the distance
is today, it was 1.320 feet when Wash
ington lived there. I’m still betting
20 to 1 Walter Johnson can’t throw a
dollar that far.”
To prove his point the Represent
ative cabled the British Public Records
Office, whefle old Colonial maps are
housed. He said a reply revealed a
distance of 1,320 feet.
“Wrong,” came back Common
wealth’s Attorney W. B. F. Cole. “His
and the English calculations flood
Fredericksburg off the map.”
He sent this message to Bloom:
“From Washington’s surveying office
(still standing), 1,300 feet would mean
a high-water marker higher than the
tallest church steeple here. Much of
the city would have been completely
submerged. Mary Washington would
have had to use a row boat in and
out of her Fredericksburg home. We
hereby christen you Noah Junior. You
have flooded us off the map.”
Disregarding the wrangle over the
distance, Johnson, famous former
speed ball king of big league base ball,
assured citizens he will make the
throw on Washington’s birthday.
From his Germantown, Md., home
he sent word:
“I am still practicing with a dollar
against my barn door. Arm getting
stronger, barn door weaker.”
STREET BETS ON JOHNSON.
ST. PAUL, Minn., February 20 OP).—
When it comes to throwing things,
Charles (Gabby) Street today said he
was perfectly willing to place his ruble*
on his old battery mate, Walter
Johnson.
So when the former speed-ball star
winds up on Washington’s birthday
for an attempt to hurl a silver dollar
across the Rappahannock River, Gabby
will be counting on Johnson to fill the
assignment.
"Maybe it’s a case of too much
sentiment with me in this instance,”
grinned Street, "but after working so
closely for so many years with such a
brilliant performer as Walter Johnson,
one is inclined to back him in any rea
sonable throwing feat he might under
take, even now.”
FOOD SHOW TONIGHT
FEATURES CONTEST
Largest Family to Get Prize at
Exposition—48 Babies At
tend Yesterday,
A "largest family contest” in which
I couples having the greatest number of
children will be awarded a feature
prize, will be an added attraction at
tonight’s session of the United Pood
Stores Exposition, in Calvert Hall,
2700 Calvert street.
Tomorrow night imitators of radio
and movie stars will participate in an
other novelty competition.
Forty-eight babies between 1 and 2
years of age augmented the crowds at
yesterday’s show. They took part in
a contest which was won by 19
mc..th-old Edward R. Ross. Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Ross, 2144
North Quebec street, Cherrydale, Va.
The youngster received a silver trophy.
Today’s baby contest will be re
stricted to youngsters between the
ages of 2 and 3. Winners are based
on the recordings of an applause ma
chine.
Hundreds of bags of food, home
equipment and an automohile are be
ing given away during ' osition,
which closes Saturday l.
Plane Hits Cathedral Tower.
TRIESTE, Italy, February 20 C4>).—
A passenger plane, en route from Tri
este to Zara, crashed into catch
dral tower at Rovigno today, killing
the pilot and injuring three passen
gers.
Speeder, 19, Forced to Sell Car
In $15 Fine on Second Of feme
Fined $15 in Traffic Court todaj
on a second-offense speeding charge,
Chris Smith, 18, of 903 Farragut
street, told Judge Walter J. Casey he
would have to sell his car to pay the
penalty.
His statement followed one by Wal
ter M. Bastian, president of the Dis
trict Bar Association, that the boj
was too young to drive and that "the
best thing he could do would be to
sell his automobile.”
Agreeing to sell the car, Smith
said, "I’ll need the money to pay the
fine anyhow.” He was arrested yester
day by Policeman J. A. Shamrock, whc
charged him with driving 34 miles an
hour on Sherman avenue.
Bastian told Judge Casey:
“Your honor. I have po defense fo:
this yopng man. He is the son of a
friend of mine who is now dead. This
is only a friendly representation. I
believe the boy has learned his lesson.
Like all other young people under
the age of 21, he is not reckless, he is
only irresponsible. I think the best
thing he could do would be to sell his
automobile.”
Advocating legislation prohibiting
driving by persons under 21 “because
people do not get a sense of full
responsibility before that time,” Bastian
said he has an 18-year-old son who
“gives me gray hair every time he is
out with the car."
W. H. Murphy, secretary of the
Board of Suspensions and Revocations
of drivers’ permits, gave weight to
Bastian’s statement with the assertion
that at least 60 per cent of the drivers
brought before the board are between
16 and 26. 4)
«
SCHULDT LIKELY
TO BE REPLACED
Police Court Judge’s Suc
cessor Is Being
Weighed.
Police Court Judge Gus \. Schuldt
completed his second term of six years
yesterday, but from all indications at
the White House he will not be re
appointed.
Judge Schuldt is a Republican.
Those who are urging his reappoint
ment are doing so with the realization
this is the only barrier. The word has
been given out that a Democrat will
be selected, despite the fact that Judge
Schuldt has an enviable record and
has been indorsed for reappointment
by many members of the bar and
various organizations and individuals.
Successor Undetermined.
It was learned today that while
there is a large field of candidates and
aspirants for this judicial pdst, no de
cision has been reached, and it is
thought likely that Judge Schuldt may
hold over for several weeks until a
selection has been made.
It is understood that Edward Cur
ran, assistant corporation counsel of
the District, stands at the top of the
list of those under serious considera
tion. Curran, a native of Maine and a
lifelong Democrat, not only has a
large following and influential sup
port, but has to his credit a splendid
record in the corporation counsel’s
office. Moreover, it is understood that
Senator King, Democrat, of Utah,
chairman of the Senate District Com
mittee, is interested in his candidacy.
Catholic University Graduate.
Curran has been a resident of the
District for more than 10 years. He
received his law degree at Catholic
University and practiced law here
until the time he was appointed to
the corporation counsel’s staff.
Among others under consideration
are Frederick A. Thuee. a practicing
attorney here; Irving Goldstein, as
sistant United States attorney, who
is understood to have the support of
United States Attorney Leslie C. Gar
nett; Stanley DeNeale, assistant cor
poration counsel; David Hart, assist
ant United States attorney at the Po
lice Court, a brother of Ronggold Hart,
former assistant corporation counsel
for the District; John L. Crupsaw, a
practicing attorney in Washington,
and George H. McNeill, assistant
United States attorney for the Dis
trict, who also is understood to have
the support of Garnett.
President Roosevelt has given no
thought to this appointment as yet.
He is leaving the matter of the selec
tion to Attorney General Cummings.
MAN SOUGHT BY U. S.
20 YEARS SURRENDERS
Br the Associated Press.
The Justice Department announced
today the arrest of a former Navy
paymaster charged with embezzling
approximately $20,000 of Government
funds.
J. Edgar Hoover, director of the
Bureau of Investigation, said Federal
agents had been seeking John M. Cor
nell since 1916. Cornell surrendered
at the New York office of the bureau
on February 18.
Hoover said Cornell has admitted
his guilt and has been turned over to
naval authorities.
Cornell was quoted as saying that
after serving in the World War he
adopted the name of Robert E. Hast
ings. Since 1919 he has operated an
accounting firm ip St. Louis, Mo.
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