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REVIEWED ON AIR K. P. Armstrong Fears U. S. Will Cease Contribution for D. C. Upkeep. If District revenues continue to pile up the Federal Government will con tinue to decrease its share in Wash ington’s upkeep until it ceases its con tributions entirely, K. P. Armstrong of the Federation of Citizens’ Associa tions’ Executive Committee believes. This was one fact brought out in the regular civic broadcast over Sta tion WMAL last week. Many other questions were raised. Armstrong also pointed out that members of the congressional appro priation subcommittees are criticized for reductions in the District budget, but stated it was his belief that the system used kr appropriating funds should be changed. “It would be interesting to know what their reactions would be if a committee of Washington taxpayers had the power to go into their home communities and dictate the expendi tures of their tax money,” Armstrong declared. EMiugct UEHUij avrvirncu. A brief history of the methods of compiling the District budget was ex plained by Armstrong. He reviewed the essential items contained in the first budgets drawn up by the Com missioners. which avoided permanent improvements. On the whole, how ever, these budgets were fair to tax payers, he declared. In 1878 the law which disfranchised Washington residents provided for the Government’s share of expenses on a 50-50 basis, which was later reduced to 40 per cent for the Federal Govern ment. Congress violates this law, however by appropriating less than 15 per cent of the total expenses each year. The Commissioners’ budget this year was not predicated upon the amount set by this law, but upon the average amount for the past few years whict the Federal Government has contri buted. The amount called for by the Commissioners is $8,300,000, while 11 the United States contributed its law ful share this amount would be about $16,000,000. The final act of the Budget Bureai was to try to cut the District supply bill to last year’s figure of $5,700,000 Members of the Budget Bureau die consult with public officials in cuttinf the Commissioner's recommendations Armstrong stated, but the taxpayer: who furnish 85 per cent of the tota local government expenses were noi consulted. Hearings Kept Secret. When the 1937 budget reached th< House subcommittee on District ap propriations the edict was deliverec that their deliberations were to b« veiled in secrecy. The Commissioners were prohibited by law from recom mending items already deleted by the Budget Bureau. The voteless taxpayers were al lowed to appear before this subcom mittee, but were enjoined to secrecy. They appeared under many handi caps, among which was the com plete ignorance of what other citi zens were asking ana the consequent relative value of their own respective requests. JL W1U •* vv citizens appearing as suppliants be fore a small group of non-residential rulers is not a pleasant one to pic ture in the Capital city of the great est democracy on earth,” Armstrong asserted. “If this subcommittee were a group of experts, or a body chosen by the taxpayers themselves, the sit uation would be different.” A great deal of the time of the citizens appearing before these sub committees is wasted, in Armstrong’s opinion. Some groups, by virtue of personal acquaintance with subcommittee members, secure more sympathy for their requests than others, he be lieves. In spite of an indicated $3,000,000 surplus for the next fiscal year, and regardless of the many needs to which this surplus could advan tageously be put, new taxes are be ing contemplated to tax further an unrepresented citizenry, the speaker said. The best solution of all, Armstrong believes, is one more in accord with American principles, to restore to the people of the District the rights they formerly possessed, and which are the heritages of citizens of every other citizens of the Nation—the right to •elect their own officials, to levy their own taxes, to expend their own tax money and the right to collect a fair tax on the property which is used for the business of the national Government. Gammel Next Speaker. Each week a civic leader speaks ever Station WMAL on civic problems. The series is sponsored by the fed eration, and is under direction of Thomas Ellis Lodge, federation pres ident. This week’s speaker will be Joseph L. Gammel, chairman of the fed eration's Auditing and Examining Committee and a former president of the Lincoln Park Citizens’ Asso ciation. Gammel will speak on the formation of the Southeast Council of Citizens' Associations and the federation. Gammel is a heating engineer and ik native of New York City. He has lived in the District for the last 22 years, and has been a member of the Lincoln Park Citizens’ Associa tion for 15 years. Having been a delegate to the fed eration from the Lincoln Park group for eight years, he has spent five of these years as chairman of the fed eration’s Police and Fire Committee. He also represents the same citizens’ association at the Southeast Council. SCHOOL NEEDS LISTED Rhode Island Avenue Committee Has Four Projecta School improvements to be sought during the year were recently listed by the School Committee of the Rhode Island Avenue Citizens' Association. Among projects requested are completion of the Taft Junior High School by construction of the two pro posed wings, an auditorium and gym nasium for tiie Woodridge School, a new elementary school building at the corner of Twenty-second and Bunker Hill road northeast and a new high school at Sixteenth and Rhode Island avenue northeast. Gets Six New Members. Six new members were admitted at the last meeting of the Petworth Citl sens’ Association. They are Carl N. Hilley, Dr. O. W. Elzy, J. A. Dillon, H. Scleslngler, S. Pittle and A. Abel man. | Civic Problems, Civic Bodies District Legislation Lags in House—Increased Sup port for Juvenile Court Bill—Some Facts on Health in Washington. BY JESSE C. SUTER. ISTRICT legislation con tinues to lag in the House of Representatives. Action on numerous pending measures is being urged by Chair man Norton of the House District Committee. Two favorable and one unfavorable report was the extent of the action during the last week. Those ordered favorably reported were the proposed amendment to the tax sale law and the bill 1<J permit the property clerk of the Police Department to sell after six months, at public auction, with out court order, all unclaimed prop erty valued at $100 or less. The present limit is $50. These bills may be considered tomorrow if the District gets its day. The Sisson bill to modify and clarify “the little red rider” on the 1936 appropriation act was in formally discussed, but no action taken. It is understood that a hear ing on the bill is contemplated. It was announced by Chairman Blanton of the House Appropria tions Subcommittee on the District Budget that the hearings on that measure have been concluded. While these hearings were in execu tive session and all participants sworn to strictest secrecy, it is understood that a considerable time was given to the consideration of alleged subversive teachings in the schools. The civic minded will con tinue to grope in the dark as to the District’s financial needs until the appropriation bill is reported out and the record of the hearings is published. Thp utp nn ThnrsriftV nflSKPri five local bills. On one of these the Commissioners would be given the same power to suspend driving permits of out-of-town motorists which they now possess as to local drivers. The bill to apply the uni form narcotic control law to the District was among the approved measures. This still requires ac tion by the House. The House bill to tighten and more clearly define the crime of bribery, under the District Code, passed and now goes to the President for signature. The other bills passed authorized Government agency co-operation in arrangements for the national jamboree of the Boy Scouts in 1937. and another to authorize is ; suance of a healing arts license to a physician who was absent from , the city at the time of the passage of the law. These bills came from the District Committee. The Senate also passed a bill from the Military Affairs Commit tee covering phases of the airport problem — the jurisdiction over Military road, keeping the road open to traffic and safeguarding risers of the road and at the same time giving authority to extend air plane runways over the road. Under this bill deputy United States marshals will control traffic on Military road, which will be closed only at times of crossing by planes. At the District Building the Commissioners have accepted the resignation of Corporation Counsel Prettyman and are now struggling with the selection of a successor. The candidates are numerous and indorsed by various groups and in terests. People’s Counsel Roberts has been indorsed by several civic bodies and the Federal Bar Asso ciation. The senior assistant cor poration counsel, Vernon E. West, who has considerable support, ap pears to be the logical appointee if the selection is to be made from the present staff. Mr. West has had long experience, is a native of the District and the son of a former District Commissioner. The Public Utilities Commission is in the midst of the hearing of the proposed merger of the Wash ington Rapid Transit Co. with the Capital Transit Co. The price offered by the latter company for the former is being contested and people’s counsel is demanding that as a condition of the merger fares be uniform on street cars and busses and a system of universal transfers be put into operation. The Capital Transit Co. does not viewj the fare proposal with favor. ju venue court oiug Increasing Support. 'T'HE pending Juvenile Court bill A (H. R. 10363) introduced by Representative Mary T. Norton, has the support of 35 organiza tions, including the Central Labor Union and three national organi zations. It is being studied by a number of others and is expected to have a very general backing by other organizations, though minor amendments may be suggested. This bill was drafted for a com mittee of the Voteless D. C. League of Women Voters, headed by Mrs. Jesse C. Adkins. It broadens the powers of the ju venile court and is designed to handle in a more practical and curative manner the problems of Juvenile delinquency. According to Mrs. Adkins, the bill merely lists more specifically the classes of children who will come under the court’s Jurisdiction. It increases the age Umlt of the Juvenile court’s jurisdiction over dependent children from 16 to 18 years, making it possible for the judge to decide what shall be done with such children. Such juris diction, once established, could continue until the ward of the court is 21, unless discharged at an earlier date. The court already has that power, up to the age of 17. According to Mrs. Adkins, the three years added cover the very worst delinquency period. This would not prevent jurisdiction by an adult court over a boy or girl of 17 years or older who com mits an offence. Some objection has been heard relative to the proposed elimi nation of juvenile court jury triads. The records show that only three jury trials have been requested in a period of two years. This, it is held, is evidence that there is no real need for such trials, and the consequent requirement for the court to adher to criminal pro cedure. The theory of the new juvenile court law is to model the court more along the lines of a chancery court instead of it fol lowing the present criminal court procedure. The present Juvenile Court is really a juvenile off shoot of the Police Court. The child is not to be considered as a criminal, but merely a juvenile in whose behalf the court stands as a parent, giving him treatment in stead of punishment. In some quarters, an objection has been raised against the bill on the ground that the proposed law would prevent a child from being representad by an attorney. In reply to this objection, the pro ponents of the bill state that any body with a direct Interest in the case niay be present in the court room and that this, of course, in cludes attorneys. The whole idea, however, is to strip the proceed ings as much as possible of the appearance of court procedure in accordance with the most modern thought. One of the particular advant ages claimed for this new law Is the more rigid fixing of the re sponsibility of adults who cause or contribute to the delinquency of the child. ■'* It is expected that the House District Committee will shortly hold hearings on this bill. More Aggressive Warfare Against Tuberculosis. TTNDER leadership of the District of Columbia Medical Society, the civic bodies are taking a greater interest in the campaign against* tuberculosis than hereto fore. During the discussion of the report of the Committee on Public Health at a recent meeting of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations there were heard a number of re quests for specific information. It was stated then that the death rate from tuberculosis in the District was higher than in any comparable city with the single exception of San Antonio, Tex. *» «JMbuv»Vii n HU iHtovU HO bU bUG distribution of this disease between the races but no one was able to give the figures. In the report of the Health Department, at page 100 of the Report of the Government of the District of Columbia for the year ended June 30, 1935, this In formation is given for the calendar years from 1930 to 1934. During the year 1934 there were 1,138 cases reported, of which 442 were white and 696 colored. The case rate per 1,000 population was 1.23 white and 5.08 colored. There were 609 deaths, 193 white and 416 colored. The .death rate per 100,000 of the population was 53.9 white and 303 6 colored. The percentage of deaths to cases was white, 43.7, and col ored, 59.6. Compared with the figures for 1930 it appears that in cases re ported there has been a reduction of 54 white and an Increase of 161 colored. In the number of deaths from tuberculosis during the five year period among whites there has been a reduction of 27, but among the colored population of the Dis trict there has been an increase of 66. Pulmonary and communicable forms of tuberculosis are the only forms included in these figures. Civic leaders who are particularly interested in improvement of the local public health conditions are encouraged to believe that a more general understanding of the facts will result in increased appropria tions and a more aggressive war fare upon this dread disease. These leaders point to the poor showing made by the District In its per capita expenditure for public health as compared with other communi ties. Here only 98 cents per capita is available for public health pro tection service, while the American Public Health Association recom mends $2.50 as a reasonable budget for such purpose. Desire for Liquor Control Which Will Really Control. /"'•IVIC interest in amendments to the Alcoholic Beverage Control laws of both the District of Colum bia and Maryland shows a decided increase. At the recent meeting of the Montgomery County Civic Fed eration. a number of proposals of the control board for that county were opposed in the legislative pro gram adopted. These proposals were all in the line of broadening the powers of the board and lib eralizing the restrictions on licenses. It was expressed as the sentiment of the federation that it “should be the function of the Liquor Control Board to regulate and control but not to encourage and promote the sale of alcoholic beverages.” A number of District of Columbia organizations are urging that the number of licensed places in the District be materially reduced and that the local A. B. C. Board exer cise a more rigid control. A recent development is the re ported present policy of the board to gradually limit class C licenses—on sale by the drink —to< establishments where the preparation and sale of food is the main source of revenue. Some of the civic critics of the board express surprise that this policy was not followed by the board from the very beginning, as it is expressly required by law. So far there have been no additional re strictive amendments proposed, but there are indications in some of the organizations that a number of such amendments will be formu lated for introduction in Congress. The general tendency in the or ganizations of the District is sim ilar to that of the Montgomery County Civic Federation, which in sists that the policy of the Control Board “should be to regulate and control, but not to encourage and promote the sale of alcoholic bev erages.” vi ne reaerauon oi uiuzens Asso ciations cm December 6, 1933, adopted a report on liquor control legislation, which it urged be in cluded in the bill then under con sideration by Congress. There were 18 specific Items In this report, the adoption of many of. which would have apparently overcome a num ber of the abuses to which there Is civic objection at this time. In the light of recent experience, the civic organizations’ sentiment appears to favor far more stringent provisions than were outlined In the federa tion's report of 1933. It was pointed out that, when the present law was under consideration, there was a promise that, In order to avoid the handling of all details of the regu lation by act of Congress, the Com missioners would be given broad powers of regulation. Assurance was then given that under these broad powers the Commissioners would include numerous restric tions desired by the citizen bodies for the protection of residential neighborhoods, schools, churches and similar institutions from en croachment by liquor establish ment$. The Commissioners, how ever, have failed to exercise these broad powers s$ that now the tend I Officers to Be Elected and Action Taken on D. C. Ref erendum Proposal. Nomination of officers and the report of the Executive Committee on a refer endum for citizens of the National Capital will be features of the March meeting of the Citizens’ Association of Takoma, D. C. President Wallace C. Magathan yes terday appointed the following Nomi nating Committee: Will H. Carleton, chairman; Russell S. Krout and Erwin J. Hibbs. Nominations will be per mitted from the floor next month and the election will take place the follow ing month. To Discuss Referendum. The matter of a referendum for the District will be discussed at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the as sociation to be held this week and the report submitted next month. The dis cussion will be led by George E. Sulli van, chairman of the Laws and Legis lation Committee, with particular ref erence to the bill advocated by Com missioner Allen. Chairman Sullivan believes the bill in its present form is not entirely satis factory. He feels Congress will con sider that the votes in any referenda will indicate the interest of the citi zens of the District in national repre sentation or local suffrage, and since the proposed bill provides that the ref erenda shall be advisory only, a vote in the referenda would be meaningless and many citizens would not bother to go to the polls. rian tseia rruiuess. “The resulting small vote,” says Chairman Sullivan, “may be taken by Congress as a lack of interest of Dis trict citizens in such affairs, whereas it would only mean that citizens will not take the time to go to the polls to cast a meaningless and fruitless vote. • • He also believes that under the pro visions of this bill the expense in volved is too great for the conduct of balloting of no real effect or conse quences and as present organized the citizens’ associations serve the same purpose contemplated by the bill with out the expense which would be occa sioned. The bill provides for not more than two referenda a year and officials of the association have been advised that it would cost approximately $50,000. Actual Vote Favored. At the last meeting President Maga than introduced a resolution, which was adopted by the association, favor ing a bill now before both branches ol Congress, granting residents of the District the right of voting representa tion in the Senate and House of Rep resentatives, for President and Vice President of the United States and the same rights in United States courts which are possessed by citizens of the States. He stressed the point yesterday that at the coming hearings the voteless and unrepresented plight of the peo ple of the District should be forcelull> brought to the attention of Congress and the people of the Nation. The re port of the Executive Committee is be ing aw-aited with much interest bj members of the association. William M. Greene, chairman of the School Committee, presented a request on behalf of the association at the meeting of the Board of Education foi funds for plans and starting the con struction of a northern high school lr the Takoma Recreation Center and s Junior high school in territory west of Georgia avenue. .. ' • " " LAUGH UNITES KIN Cousin Recognizes Woman She Had Not Seen for 25 Years. MACON, Ga. (A3).—The musica laugh of Mrs. Lewis Harper served to unite her with a cousin she hadn’t seen in 25 years. Mrs. Harper la’ughed aloud as she rode in a train with a friend. Sev eral seats away a woman rose quickly looked round and recognized the mer ry one as her kinswoman. ency of the civic bodies is to look to Congress for relief. Recruiting Members Under Difficulties. A NUMBER of the neighborhood ■^citizens’ associations, recogniz ing the need for expanding their membership, have been trying to do some systematic canvassing. The Southeast Council entered upon a joint effort, but have made little progress because of the severe weather. Several associations is suing monthly bulletins are hand ing out some strong sales talk to induce their members to enlist recruits. The Burroughs Association sets forth some of the problems which confront the citizens and exhort the voteless taxpayers of Wash ington to “come to the next meet ing of the association and express your sentiments.” The Petworth Citizen, organ of the association of the same name, appeals to the people of that section to enroll. Under the heading of “Why Should You Become a Member of Your Citizens’ Association?” they list their accomplishments and projects they are now supporting. This is followed by the query—“Have we convinced you that you can help yourself as well as us?" To this is added—“Any citizen who objects to any policy or practice of the association should place the blame upon those who were not present at the meetings.” All__i.tll_J— __ V/VllVl BOOVVMSViWUO **» are striving to build up their ranks so as to provide a numerically strong organized citizenship repre senting an awakened and earnest American citizenship dedicated to the highest Ideals of the Individual citizen and our country. All those public-spirited souls who have as sumed individual responsibility for helping our city and our Nation to be a better place in which to live can see the need of more unselfish workers and increased numbers in the ranks. At this time the nearest approach to actual citizenship for the vote less and unrepresented people of the District is through enlistment in these neighborhood associations. Leading advocates, in these mem bership campaigns, say that through the force of numbers will come an aroused public sentiment which will overcome the present apathy with which so many are afflicted, and then aroused and crystallized senti ment will register many civio achievements. i CHEST COMMITTEE TOMEETMONTHLY Sessions to Be More Often as Campaign Time Grows Nearer. Monthly meetings of the Community Chest Campaign Committee will be held for the present, according to Coleman Jennings, campaign chair man. As the time for the starting of the campaign grows near these will be speeded up into bi-monthly meetings and eventually weekly ones. Dates of the campaign have already been changed to include two week ends, the campaign starting on No vember 12, and ending November 24. Changes in the makeup of the Group felicitation Unit are also under con sideration. Council of Social Agencies. David Seabury, author and lecturer, will speak on “The Social Mind” be fore a group of volunteers in social work at the United States Chamber of Commerce tomorrow at 11 o’clock. Neighborhood House. A girl scout troop is being organized under the direction of Alma Lauxman, Winifred Gay and Lena Barghousen. Miss Lauxman and Miss Gay are captain and first lieutenant, respec tively, of the troop, at All Souls Church. Students of the musical school will attend the concert of the National Symphony Orchestra at Eastern High School next Friday. There will be a talk about the concert at the regular meeting of the music class on Thursday. Boys Club of Washington. William E. Russell, vice president of the board of trustees, will preside at a meeting of the trustees at the Willard Hotel next Friday. Phyllis Wheatley Y. W. C. A. The Business and Professional League will sponsor a musical tea, at 4 o’clock today. The High School Girl Reserves sponsored a carnival of nations Fri day evening. St. Joseph’s Home and School. Members of the Boy Scout Troop attended a meeting of scouts at the Powell Junior High School yesterday. The American Legion entertained the boys la* Sunday with a ministrel show. Christ Child Society. A reunion meeting of the Merrick Campers will be held next Friday night. A luncheon meeting for the library group will be held at the settlement tomorrow at noon. Friendship House. Miss Ida Green of Montana will be the guest at the 5 o’clock music hour today. Parents of the children of the day house will have their monthly supper, followed by a discussion, Tuesday. Southwest Community House. Members of the Girl Reserves Club j were hostesses to their friends at a Valentine party. Refreshments were ! served and the evening’s entertain ' ment included games and dancing. St. Rose’s Technical School. The debaters hold a prominent part in the history of the civic classes. The American history classes are showing interesting groups of posters on the subjects to be discussed. The Junior Girls held a party in honor of George Washington yester day for the delegates of the Crusade Unit. A skit was presented by Angela Blue, Evelyn Moore, Mary Drury, Dorothy Dyer and Rita Forney. Doro thy Constantine. Norma Woodhouse and Mae Mahaney gave tap dances. tmiarcn s nospuai. I The Board of Directors met last ! Monday and the newly elected presi dent, Frederick dec. Faust presided -at the meeting. Bureau of Rehabilitation. A meeting of the board of the Bu reau of Rehabilitation was held last Tuesday. Dr. Edward A. Mahaghan was appointed assistant director to replace James A. Nolan. Northeast Boys Club. A board meeting will be held to morrow at 12:30 o’clock at the Occi dental Hotel. Some of the older boys are build ing a model airport. According to Otto Nielsen, director of the club, it will take about three months to com plete the work. Southeast House. Miss Sarah E. Gray, principal of the Lincoln Giddings School, will be th« principal speaker at a stall meet ing Thursday at 4 o’clock. The Saturday Luncheon Club will meet February 29. Mrs. Esther Popel Shaw, member of the Board of Direc tors of Southeast House, will read one of her poems. The senior girls plan a leap year party for February 29. The boys are planning a ping pong tournament, the finals of which will be played March 3. NORTHWEST BODY PLANNING FEATURES Interest and Friendliness Seen in Program to Enliven Unit’s Eegular Meeting. The Sixteenth Street Heights Citi zens’ Association has started a series of entertainment programs to follow the regular meeting of the group. A Hospitality Committee, whose chair man is Mrs. Hugh Smith, has been appointed to arrange and present these programs about every third meeting. The purpose is to better acquaint citizens of this area with each other and to build up interest in the association. The programs include speakers of prominence, singing and recitations by children of the members and by other local talent. At the last meet ing Mrs. Smith presented a program which included a talk on “Is the United States Eternal?” by Rev. Mr. R. Paul Schearrer, a group of songs sung and played by Miss Jeanette Bithner and reading selection by young Phyllis Rands. After this re freshments were served. Glover Park Gives Dance. More than ISO members and non members of the Glover Park Citizens’ Association attended the group’s an nual dance at the Lafayette Hotel Wednesday night Proceeds an turned over to$» treasury of the organisation, __ i Civic Association Calendar Nine Groups Meeting This Week—Budget Needs With Emphasis on Health Funds Continue as Leading Topics. » Monday, February 24. Georgetown Citizens’ Association, 8 p.m., St. John's Church Parish Hall. Action on plans lor future develop ment of Montrose Park, declares Secretary Bernard Nordlinger. Ac tion on legalizing horse racing; recom mendation for new corporation counsel. Mid-City Citizens’ Association, 8 p.m., Thomson Community Center. Action on proposed system of magis trate courts, announces President A. J. Driscoll. Action to secure widening of Twelfth street from Massachusetts to New York avenues, also to widen Eleventh street from Massachusetts to Rhode Island avenues. Report by George A. Warren, chairman, Educa tion Committee, on school needs. Re port by Driscoll on appearance before the House Appropriations Subcommit tee, to secure the re-establishment of No. 2 Precinct. North Capitol Citizens’ Association, 8 p.m., Room 130, McKinley High School. Discussion of proposed com pulsory automobile inspection legisla tion; discussion of Juvenile Court bill; report on bingo party held Wednesday. Society of Natives of the District, 8 p.m., Washington Club. Piano duet by Mrs. Arthur C. Barrett and Miss Martha Shelton, President Fred A. Emery announces. Songs ahd dancing by Alice Tyrell and Warren Tyrell, ac companied by Jack Rakesall; plans for annual banquet in April. Tuesday, February 25. Logan-Thomas Circle Citizens’ As sociation, 8 p.m., Logan Hotel. Dis cussion of items for 1937 District budget for the Fire Department, Mrs. Ella M. Thompson, president, an nounces. Report and discussion of District Medical Society’s stand for more health funds: report on National Library for the Blind and action to render aid to the institution; discus sion of legalized horse-racing bill; re freshments. Southeast Citizens' Association, 8 p.m. Hine Junior High School, Report, by President William A. Maio on proposed merger of Oallinger and Columbia Hospitals. Report by Mrs. A. M. Minnlx, chairman, Membership Committee. Report by W. J. Casey, chairman of Local Rights Committee, on progress made to promote Col. William Peake to the office of general superintendent of District penal insti tutions. Action recommending Peo ples’ Counsel William A. Roberts for the office of corporation counsel. Thursday, February 27. Conduit Road Citizens’ Association, 8 p.m., Community Church. Report and action on compulsory automo bile inspection legislation, announces President Frank Shull. Report and action on proposed magistrate court system. Address by representative of Voteless District League of Women Voters on Juvenile Court bill. Trinidad Citizens’ Association, 8 p.m., library, Wheatley School. Ac tion on District Medical Society’s request for increased Health Depart ment appropriation, announces Sec retary H. E. Shilling. Action on proposed reappointment of Judge Gus A. Schuldt. Action on proposed new highway to Baltimore on the Wash ington, Baltimore Si Annapolis road bed. Action on proposed closing of Washington Airport. Friday, February 28. Anacostia Citizens’ Association, 8 p.m.. Masonic Hall. Report on mem bership drive, announces President Mildon E. Diehl. Report by Ways and Means Committee on proposals for raising association funds; discus sion of proposed bill to give District a delegate to the House without power to vote. Discussion of bill granting national representation to the District. Special entertainment program* I Brightwood Group Backing Request of Committee of Trade Board. The Brightwood Citizens’ Association is supporting the campaign of the Washington Board of Trade for addi tional apparatus and men for the local Fire Department. The association, having been advised by Odell S. Smith, chairman of the | Public Order Committee of the Wash ington Board of Trade that'the recom mendations of the District Commis- j sioners in the 1936-7 budget for the j District had been considerably reduced by the Budget Bureau, the Brightwood j organization favored the restoration of several of the items so affected. Smith’s Recommendation. Smith, in urging co-operation from the Brightwood association, said: "Our endeavors are directed toward secur ing for our Fire Department the best and most modern equipment and an adequate personnel to insure the prompt and efficient functioning of the department. The restoration and al lowances of the following pieces of apparatus and necessary men, which we urge, are: Two aerial trucks, one pumping engine, one hose wagon and 15 men. The several pieces of ap paratus are to replace old and anti quated ones, which have been in con stant service for more than 20 years and are worn out.” Need for Firemen Cited. With reference to the request for the additional fire fighters, Smith in formed the association members: "When the annual leave of the members of the Fire Department was reduced from 20 days to 15 through the economy program, a reduction of 15 men was made. As the annual leave has been restored to 20 days it is important that the personnel of the department be increased in order that the several companies can operate with a sufficient number of men to insure effective service in the ex tinguishing of fires. Unless the 15 men are reinstated the fire companies will be greatly handicapped in the performance of their respective duties.” CHILD DELINQUENCY IS LAID TO PARENTS Failure of Mother and Father to 1 Adjust Own Emotional Con flicts Blamed. NEW YORK (A5).—Failure of par ents to adjust their own emotional conflicts is blamed for their children’s misbehavior in a survey just pub lished by Dr. Marian J. Fitz-Simmons of Columbia University. Parents seek to satisfy their own emotional needs, Dr. Fitz-Simmons finds, by fostering dependency In their children. This, he saytf, encour ages “jealousy, temper tantrums, feel ings of inferiority and insecurity, truancy, disobedience, lying, stealing and mental retardation.” By questioning 415 high school girls and 369 high school boys, Dr. Fitz-Simmons found that "spending time with his children, reading, talk ink. playing with them” is the most desired trait in a father. But “being a good cook and housekeeper” counts most in a mother. SOUTHEAST MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS EXTENDED Delay Because of Severe Weather Causes Extension of Campaign for New Enrollments. Because severe weather the last three weeks has retarded progress of the membership campaign being spon sored by the Southeast Council of Citizens’ Associations, it was decided at last week’s session of the council to extend the drive another month, thereby making the time-limit the last of April instead of March. All 10 of the associations partici pating must report to the council by the May meeting—held the third Tuesday—in order to be considered for the silver loving cup, the prize donated by the council to the associa tion having the largest increase of membership. -- ■ - ■ - •— ■ - ■ ANACOSTIA GROUP PLANS NIGHT OF FUN Recitation and Music to Follow * Meeting Scheduled Next Friday Evening. Entertainment featuring recitations, solos and harmonizers will be featured by the Anacostia Citizens Association after the regular meeting Friday at 7:45 p.m. in the Masonic Hall, Four teenth and U streets southeast. Top billing has been given Elbert Sinotra, a violinist who formerly played with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra and who now’ is associated with the Navy Band. Mrs. Elizabeth Harmon, a former member of the Prince of Pilgrim Co., will render several recitations. The Musical Trio, composed of three young men of the neighborhood, will give selections on the harmonica, gui tar and banjo. Robert Thompson, a member of the University of Maryland Glee Club, will sing, accompanied by Mrs. Ethel Scantleberry at the piano. Refreshments and dancing will fol lowr the entertainment. The meeting will be at the Masonic Hall instead of the Anacostia Junior Senior High School. Milton E, Diehl president, announced for the month: of March and April the group would continue to hold its meeting in the hall, but probably will return to the school when warmer weather arrives The reason for the change is because a licensed engineer is required at the school to provide heat for the building Radio Mourns Deaths. JV7SWS of the death within a few ~ days of one another of Hiram Percy Maxim and Charles H. Stewart, president and vice president of the American Radio Relay League, na tional radio amateur organization, came as a distinct shock to the radio world last week. Hiram Maxim was founder of the organization of “ham” enthusiasts, now grown to world-wide proportions and embracing mostly youngsters in terested in radio as a hobby. He was 67 when he died, at La Junta, Colo., last Monday He was an interna tionally known inventor and came from a family of inventors, his most noted devices being the Maxim gun and exhaust silencers, out of which he earned a large fortune. Stewart died February 12 at his home, in St. Davids, Pa., where he lived in retirement. He had been ac tive in amateur affairs, largely legis lative, since 1908. Maxim and Stew art also held the same offices in the International Amateur Radio Union. Five-Year Expansion Program Drawn Up in Columbia Heights A five-year program of educational and recreational expansion for its area was recently presented to the Board of Education by the Citizens’ Forum of Columbia Heights. Listed as the most urgent project is a new and larger building for the Wilson Teachers College, to be erected on some site other than the location of the present structure. The forum asks accommodations for double the present enrollment in the first and second years in order that a larger number of students may take advantage of the general curriculum while still undecided as to a teaching career. T£i Powell Junior High is la oi a new auditorium, iuncn room ana locker space, the forum contends. Ac quisition of adjoining property to pro vide adequate playground facilities is also asked. The civic group requests numerous other improvements, Including: Con struction In the near future of the two wings to the Roosevelt High School contemplated by the original plan, re moval of the Dennison Vocational School to a larger building on a new site, erection of the proposed Petworth Public Library Branch at Georgia avenus and Upshur street, continuance of character education in the schools and increased appropriations for com munity center activities to permit pro grams on six nights of the week. t M. & M. ELECTION ' SLATEDTHURSOAY Convention Staff Member Leaves to Attend Four Large Meetings. New governors of the Merchants and Manufacturers’ Association will meet Thursday in the organization's offices in the Star Building to elect officers for the coming year, it was announced yesterday by Edward D. Shaw, secretary. The governors, who represent the several trade organizations that com pose the Merchants and Manufac turers’ Association, have been chosen for some time, but because of the , illness of Shaw last week the annual election was postponed. President James E. Colliflower will submit his report at the meeting prior to the election. Annual reports also will be made by the other officers. To Attend Four Conventions. Thomas Lockard of the convention i staff of the Greater National Capital Committee left Wednesday night for two weeks’ trip, during which he will attend four large conventions, extend ing to each an invitation to hold a future meeting in Washington, it was announced yesterday by Curtis Hodges, executive director. On Thursday and Friday Lockard went before the American Ortho psychiatric Association in Cleveland and invited the members to hold their 1936 convention here. Washington was represented by Dr. Paul J. Ewer hardt, director, Washington Child Guidance Clinic; Miss Helen Treud ley. also of the clinic, and Miss Mar i garet Hagan, Red Cross director at St. Elizabeth Hospital. The estimated j attendance of this group is 1,000. ! The Eastern Ice Association, meet I ing in New York City February 25-27, j will be invited to iheet in Washington : next year. In addition to Lockard. other delegates from Washington will include William J. McNamara, presi dent of the American Ice Association: Harry Hammond, director of the East ern Ice Association; M. F. Bennett , and R. H. Gangwish. O. A. Reardon 1 of Alexandria, director of the Na | tionai Icc Association, will also at ] tend. The Eastern Association usually ! has more than 400 delegates attend j ing a convention. Lockard will attend the Progressive | Education Association meeting in Chi i cago February 27-29, with a large locr! | delegating headed by Willard W. j Beatty, new ly appointed director t. | Indian education of the Department o: Interior, and president of the essol. ation. Others in the delegation will include Miss Ethel Summy. Wilson Teachers' College, and Miss Brr; J Goodykoontz, assistant commissione'. United States Office of Education, both members of the Advisory Board. An invitation will be extended to both the National Association and the Eastern Regional Association to hold tijlr 1937 meetings in Washington. The esti mated attendance of both groups is ! 1,500 delegates. In Detroit Lockard will extend an invitation to the American College o: Physicians to meet in Washington in 1936. The physicians’ convention meets on March 2-6, with more than 2,500 expected to attend. Dr. William Gerry Morgan of Washington is secre tary general of the group. He and other Washington physicians are ex i pected to attend the Detroit con vention. New Member of Staff. Mrs. Phyllis Jaeger has Joined th? convention staff of the Greater Na tional Capital Committee as secretary of Roy Miller, succeeding Miss Rita Raley, who resigned. Traffic Meeting Called. Col. Lawrence C. Crawford, chair man of the Traffic Committee of the Washington Board of Trade, has called a meeting of that organization to be held at noon at the Harrington Hotel Thursday. Dr. J. Franklin Hilton will submit a report for the subcommittee on oper ating regulations. Restauranteurs to Meet. The Washington Restaurant Asso ciation, which is a division of the Mer chant sand Manufacturers’ Association, will hold its monthly meeting at Sholl's Cafe on G street Wednesday night. Julius Lulley, president, has an nounced that a program of entertain ment will be presented by a group of professional actors from Washington night clubs. Mrs. Rogers Back. Mrs. Marie Rogers, who has been confined to her home for several days because of illness, has returned to her duties at the Board of Trade. i___ ANNE ARUNDEL MAN FILES FOR CONGRESS State’s Attorney Rowe Enters Race for G. 0. P. Nomination in Fifth District. Special Dispatch to The Star. ANNAPOLIS. February 22.—State’s Attorney Roscoe C. Rowe of Anne Arundel County today filed as a can didate for Congress from the fifth con gressional district of Maryland, sub ject to the Republican primary. He filed at the State House at noon today. Rowe is the first Republican to file from the district. Dr. John W. Klemm, Democrat, Prince Georges County, has filed for the office, now held by Ste phen W. Gambrill, Democrat. Mr. Gambrill has decisively beaten Dr. Klemm in primaries several times. Rowe became State’s attorney Jan uary 7, 1935. and before that he served two terms as city counselor of An napolis. He served in the Navy for 31 years, retiring as a chief pharmacist with the rank of lieutenant While In the Navy he studied law and was grad uated from the University of Mary land. He was admitted to the bar in 1925. He has twice appeared In cases before the Supreme Court RISKS LIFE FOR $3 Swimmer Dives Into Icy River, But Is Fulled Out. BLOOMFIELD, Mo., February 32 OP).—Wilfred Barham risked his life for $3—and almost lost. A discussion of the possibility of swimming in frosen Castor River led to Barham's acceptance of 3-to-l odds. A hole was chopped through 8 inches of ice and he plunged in, but not until a light line was tied to his wrist at the insistence of a companion. The line saved his life. Coming up, he missed the hole in the ice and was unconscious when pulled out.