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General News Sports—Pages 7 to 11
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Senate Committee Approves $571,000 for Local Flood Control
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Levees and Grade Raising
to Protect Downtown
Area Planned.
Pull Measure Would Appropriat#
$360,000,000 for Work in
II. S.—Action Pushed.
Flood control work costing $571,000
to protect downtown Washington from
rising waters of the Potomac in fu
ture was approved in the $360,000,000
omnibus flood control bill, as finally
adopted yesterday by the Senate Com
merce rnmmittpp.
Three other projects on the upper
Potomac, to protect the areas around
Cumberland Md.; Harpers Ferry,
W. Va., and Moorefield, W. Va„ also
were left in by the Senate committee.
All four of the undertakings for
the Potomac River basin were in tho
bill as it passed the House last August,
so that if the Senate passes the mea
sure as reported the two branches of
Congress will be in accord on these
sections before the measure goes to
The Washington project will help
protect the Government's large in
vestment in public buildings in the
downtown area.
By a vote of 6 to 10 the committee
rejected a motion to require the Fed
eral Government to bear the total
cost of the Nation-wide program. The
committee then voted to report the
measure, containing more than 200
projects throughout the country, with
a provision for sharing the cost
Purchase of Lands.
The local contributions throughout
the country will take the form of pur
chase of necessary lands, maintenance
of projects after they are completed
and an agreement to relieve the Gov
ernment from damages due to the
construction works. There is a proviso
that if the cost of the necessary lands
exceeds the cost of construction, the
Government will help meet the amount
by which the land exceeds construc
tion cost.
Chairman Copeland of the Com
merce Committee estimated that these
local outlays for land and damages
will aggregate about *100,000.000, so
that the entire program, including the
Government's outlay for construction,
will amount to *460.000.000.
Senator Copeland, who will file the
report in the Senate tomorrow, was
emphatic in declaring it is not a
"pork'1 bill. He described it as the
first bill of its kind that “has no pork
in it.”
The damaging floods which Inun
dated many communities this Spring
focused Congressional attention on
the bill, after it had lingered at the
doors of the Senate since the House
passed it near the close of last ses
sion. The Army Engineer Corps was
asked to revise it with a view to speed
ing its enactment, and, following that
revision, the committee has spent sev
eral weeks in trying to reach an agree
ment on controversial phases of the
D. C. Item Restored.
In the tentative revision a few
weeks ago, the Washington item was
eliminated, but later restored. The
$571,000 to be spent here is for levees
and grade raising to protect the down
town area, the Arlington Experimental
Farm, Bolling Field, and Anacostia
Naval Air Station. The estimated cost
of the lands and damages required to
supplement the Government's expendi
ture here is $16,000.
When the Potomac began to rise
during the recent flood, the Govern
ment had to throw up a sandbag levee
to protect some of the Federal build
ings near Potomac Park. Comment
ing on the local project in the pending
bill, a tentative draft of the Senate re
port states:
•'Washington, at the head of tide
water on the Potomac, is the most im
portant locality in this basin subject
to flood damage. The immediate
water fronts of Georgetown, Washing
ton Channel and Anacostia are diffi
cult to protect satisfactorily and dam
ages are limited. However, the lower
areas of the central downtown busi
ness district are subject to inunda
tion by the maximum probable flood
and in this section is located an in
vestment in Federal buildings of about
(See FLOOD CONTROL, Page B-3.)~
Leading Scientists Will Gather for
Conference Under Carnegie and
G. W. U. Auspices.
Leading scientists from various
American and foreign universities will
gather here tomorrow for the second
Washington conference on theoretical
physics under the joint auspices of the
Carnegie Institution and George
Washington University.
The annual conferences are an out
growth of researches in fundamental
physics begun some years ago by the
Carnegie Institution and work being
done at George Washington.
Topics to be discussed during the
three days of the conference include
chemical bond, reaction velocities,
magnetism. Van der Waal's forces,
molecular vibrations and isotopes.
Dr. H. A. Tuve and Dr. L. R. Hafstad
of the department of terrestrial mag
netism. and Dr. Gregory Breit, jr.,
formerly of the department but now
at Princeton University, head the
work In fundamental physics at the
Carnegie Institution, while at George
Washington It is under the direction
of Dr. George Gamow and Dr. Ed
ward Teller.
June 1 Adjournment Would
End Hopes—Mrs. Norton
Cites Progress.
Pensions for Aged and Blind and
Job Insurance Are Out
standing Laws.
Eighty-seven bills affecting the Dis
trict are languishing in subcommittees
of the District Committee, according
to a check-up yesterday by Chairman
Norton. Virtually all are destined to
die if Congress carries out its present
plan to adjourn by June 1.
Mrs. Norton, however, is proud of
the record made by the final session
of the Seventy-fourth Congress in dis
posing of District legislation. She is
even more elated over the attention
given District bills toy the- House.
Thus far, according to Mrs. Norton’s
record, the Seventy-fourth Congress
has enacted 46 District measures.
Outstanding among them were bills
providing for old-age pensions, pen
sions for the needy blind, unemploy
ment insurance and creation of a
commission to select a site for the
long-proposed municipal airport.
165 Bills Introduced.
Altogether, 165 District measures
have been introduced during the Sev
enty-fourth Congress. Seventy-eight of
these passed the House.
Mrs. Norton is fearful that the 87
bills now pending in subcommittees
may not even reach the calendar in
view of the plans of House leaders to
concentrate for the next several weeks
on "must” national legislation. As
soon as the administration’s tax bill is
out of the way the House will consider
the deficiency and naval appropria
tion bills.
'This program will deprive the Dis
trict of its regular day in the House
tomorrow, and also threatens to cancel
the first “District day” in May. In
that event, there will be only one re
maining day for consideration of Dis
trict legislation before June 1.
Sisson Bill Heads List.
The Sisson bill providing for repeal
of the "red rider” to the 1936 District
appropriation act now occupies the
preferred status among District legis
lation on the House calendar, and more
than one day, it is believed, will be
necessary for its disposition, unless a
special rule is granted to expedite its
consideration. Thus, the fate of the
Ted rider” repealer is problematical.
A bill to modernize and humanize
Juvenile Court procedure, which Mrs.
Norton was anxious to push through
Congress at this session, is one of
those which may die in the legislative
jam in the closing days. Chairman
Falmisano bf the Judiciary Subcom
mittee held this measure for several
months and then referred it back to
the full committee without recom
mendations. The full committee Is
■ expected to determine its fate Wednes
Measures Due to Die.
Other bills which appear to be
pigeonholed in subcommittees are the
To tighten the gaming laws by
making possession of gambling para
phernalia prima facie evidence of
guilt, to enlarge the powers of the
Commissioners, to reorganize the
Parole Board, to establish a 40-hour
week for women, to change the rate
of interest on small loans, to restore
prohibition, to prevent vivisection,
to authorize an investigation to de
termine the feasibility of subways, to
establish a farm for inebriates, to
construct a sports center and stadium
in Anacostia Park, and the four so
called Mapes bills to increase taxa
One of the Mapes bills would
establish a weight tax on automobiles,
* another would increase the gasoline
tax from 2 to 4 cents a gallon, and a
third would substitute an income tax
for the tax on intangibles.
Senate and House Groups Expect
- ed to Set Meeting Date
This Week.
Senate and House conferees on the
1937 District appropriation bill prob
ably will make arrangements early
this week for their first meeting to
discuss the Senate amendments,
which restored the Federal share to
the Budget Bureau recommendation
of $5,700,000 and made more ade
quate provision for maintenance of
many municipal departments. The
House bill had cut the Federal pay
ment to $2,700,000.
3 Indications are the Senate con
ferees will center their efforts on
retention of the Federal payment at
the budget figure. It is probable
they also will endeavor to avoid cut
ting public health and hospital funds
below the budget allowances. $
For the Senate, the conferees will
fee Senators Thomas of Oklahoma,
Glass of Virginia. Copeland of New
t York. Nye of North Dakota. Keys of
New Hampshire and King of Utah.
The House will be represented by
Representatives Cannon of Missouri,
SUanton of Texas, Johnson of West
Virginia, Jacobsen of Iowa and Ditter
ef Pennsylvania.
Two Couples Licensed.
(Special).—Marriage licenses were is
sued here to Francis Elmo Norris, 33,
* of Leonardtown, and Catherine May
Adams, 24, of Valley Lee, Md.; Philip
Chester Buckler, 23, and Mary Estelle
Cusie,-1§; both of MechanicsvUle, Md.
Monkey on Skates
Object of Search
by District Police
A large brown monkey, wear
ing shoes and roller skates, was
the object of a police search last
Everett S. Roop, manager of a
carnival playing at Fourth street
and Massachusetts avenue north
east, reported that the booted
and be-wheeled simian got away
during the evening.
The police didn’t have the
monkey’s name, but expected to
be able to identify it anyway.
Indictment Alleges Army
Officer Accepted Fees
From Metals Firm.
Trial of Col. Joseph I. McMullen,
high War Department official, on a
charge of accepting fees from a firm
active in opposing a tax bill pending in
Congress will begin tomorrow before
Justice Daniel W. O’Donoghue in Dis
trict Supreme Court.
Conviction may result in imprison
ment for two years or a $10,000 fine,
or both. The
officer, who was
chief of the pat
ents section of
: the judge advo
cate g e n e r al’s
office, v ill be 65
years old in June.
M c M u 11 e n's
trial will cofhe as
a clima:; to hear
i ings before the
House Military
I Affairs Commit
| tee, a military
'■ court martial and
1 repeated delays Col McMun,„.
in his civil prose
! cution brought about by the dogged
fight of his attorney, who have taken
advantage of all available preliminary
legal devices.
The indictment, returned last
Spring, charges that he accepted
51,750 from the Cuban-American
I Manganese Corp. for services before
the War Department and the Senate
Finance Committee in regard to a pro
posed excise tax on the importation of
Cuban manganese. The tax, which
was a part of the revenue bill of 1932.
was defeated and the Cuban ore still
enters this country duty free.
Ticket-Taking Charged.
A court-martial recently convicted
Col. McMullen of accept two round
trip tickets to California from Joseph
! Silverman, jr., a dealer in Army sur
! plus goods, who is under indictment
| with three others on a charge of con
spiring to prevent a witness testify
ing before the House Military Af
fairs Committee. Recommendations
that the officer be fined and demoted
have gone to President Roosevelt.
His testimony in Congress on June
121, 1934, brought him the “deepest
censure” of Secretary of War Dem.
; Revelations concerning his alleged
employment by the manganese firm
were made at that time.
Efforts of his attorneys, William E.
Leahy and William J. Hughes, jr., to
have his indictment quashed, have
been based on the contention that
McMullen acquired immunity from
prosecution by testifying before the
House group.
The Government has successfully
maintained, however, that the in
formation on which his indictment
was returned was in its hands before
the officer was called to the Capitol.
To Call 12 Witnesses.
Chief Assistant United States At
torney David A. Pine and John J.
Wilson, also a member of the district
attorney's staff, will conduct the prose
cution. They said they expected to
call 12 witnesses and consume about
three days in the presentation of their
inc inaicimcni is in iwo cuums.
the first charging that he received
$1,500 on July 6, 1932, from the
managnese Arm, and the second that
he was paid $250 In January of the
next year.
At the time, McMullen maintained
an office in the Investment Building
and is alleged to have represented to
the Cuban-American company that
he had been retired from the Army.
Will Be Offered by Cannon in
House Tomorrow—Need of
Measure Cited.
A resolution for a constitutional
amendment to provide for popular
election of all judges of the District
courts and of the Circuit Courts of Ap
peals will be introduced in the House
tomorrow by Representative Cannon,
Democrat, of Wisconsin.
Cannon cited the recent Senate ver
dict of guilty in the impeachment trial
of Federal Judge Halsted Ritter of
Florida and emphasized that the
"Federal judiciary has In many In
stances fallen Into disrepute and
Nation-wide scandal.” The judges
would be elected by popular vote of
the electors In each District under the
King George II of Greece to Be
Honored at Services.
Bishop Kallistas of San Francisco
will officiate at name day services for
King George n of Greece at 12:30
p.m. today at the Greek Orthodox
Church of St. Constantine and Helen,
Sixth and C streets southwest. The
bishop will be assisted by Rev. Thomas
Daniels, pastor of the church.
Among those expected to attend are
the Minister from Greece, Demetrios
Sicilianos, Nicholas Lely, consul, and
several high ranking clergy from New
York and Philadelphia.
Criticism of Roosevelt Ad
ministration Expected to
Be Motif of Discussion.
Declaration Against Tax Bill Is
Expected—Internal War
Faces Body.
With criticism of the Roosevelt ad
ministration program likely to be the
predominant motif of discussion, "big
business” is mobilizing in Washington
this week for the twenty-fourth an
nual meeting of the Chamber of Com- .
merce of the United States.
About 2,000 delegates from com
mercial groups all over the country—
constituting one of the largest of the
organization's conventions — are ex
pected to be on hand in the chamber
auditorium at 10 a m. Tuesday when
the formal opening is launched with
the address of Harper L. Sibley of
Rochester, the president.
Preliminary meetings tomorrow Aill
pave the way for the major gather
ing. which will be concluded with the
annual dinner at the Willard Hotel
Thursday night.
WUl up pose max om.
There has been some talk that the
convention attitude this year will be
more tempered than that of last,
when an uproarious wind-up saw the
chamber set face against banking,
utilities and social security legislation
which President Roosevelt had just
informed Congress must be consid
ered as a "must" program.
It is considered certain, however,
that there will be a flat declaration
against the proposed tax bill.
First, it is said, the Chamber will
oppose any new revenue legislation
until there is an effort on the part of
those in authority to bring expendi
tures somewhere into line with in
Secondly, the proposal to tax un
distributed profits will be fought, the
feeling being that it is preferable—
if the new taxes are needed—to boost
the rates on corporate income, which
now averages around 15 per cent. This
simply would be a reiteration of the
stand of the chamber as outlined at
House tax hearings by Fred H. Cuasen,
Horicon (Wis.) manufacturer, who
heads the chamber Committee on Tax
Await Sibley’s Address.
A great deal of interest will attach
to President Sibley’s opening address,
although the tenor will not of neces-1
sity sound the keynote for the meet
ing. Sibley, a one-time classmate of
President Roosevelt, has been one of
the sharpest critics of the administra
tion and in a recent radio talk bitterly
assailed what he termed the ham
stringing of business by Government,
referred to the forthcoming election
and added significantly:
"Business must serve notice once
and for all that it will not again
be the sparrow which meekly sub
mits to being picked to death by the
political crows.”
Along with the subject of taxa
tion, the chamber is expected also to
give grave thought to the problem
of putting the vast army of the idle
back to work, particularly in view of
President Roosevelt’s insistence that
business do more along this line.
‘‘Particular attention will be given
to the question of re-employment,
with the purpose of reaching conclu
sions as to what business itself can
do, and as to what are the effects
of handicaps imposed by legislation
and by regulatory authority,” the
chamber said in a program outline.
Faced With Internal War.
The chamber this year is con
war, as the result of widely divergent
views of its own membership on pend
ing chain store legislation. On the
one hand it is being importuned by
independents to support laws that
would curb the chains, while on the
other the chain interests want the
proposed laws fought.
The issue is expected to come to a
head at a round-table conference at
the Mayflower at 1 o’clock luncheon
Wednesday. The presiding officer
there will be Silas Strawn, one of the
conservative leaders of the ehamber,
who recently jumped into the fight
on the Senate Lobby Committee by
seeking to enjoin the widespread seiz
ure of telegrams.
The completed program of the con
vention contained a surprise in the
listing of speeches at plenary sessions
by Secretary of State Hull and Sec
retary of Commerce Roper, there hav
ing been a definite movement at one
time not to have any administration
leaders take a principal part in the
meeting. Roper will speak on em
ployment at the opening session, and
Hull on foreign trade at the close.
Council To Meet.
The preliminary sessions tomorrow
will include a luncheon and afternoon
meeting by the National Council, and
a dinner at 7:30 at the Mayflower by
the American section of the inter
national chamber. Robert Lincoln
O’Brien, chairman of the Tariff Com
mission, will be a dinner speaker.
The council will nominate directors
and make awards in the 1935 fire
waste contest and qity and rural
health conservation contest. The
presentation in the latter will be by
Dr. Thomas Parr an, Jr., new surgeon
general, Public Health Service.
Officers will be elected at the con
clusion of the convention, as usual,
with Sibley due to be returned to the
presidency for a second term.
ying Fuad Improved.
LONDON, April 25 C4>).—The condi
tion of King Fuad of Egypt was re
ported slightly improved in a mes
sage received by the Egyptian Lega
tion here today.
Dogdom’s Smart Set Has a Gala Day |
No. 1—La Rex Doll Nanette, a V/2-pound Chihuahua, owned
by Mrs. Harry S. Peaster of Germantown. Pa., first-prize winner
in the best-of-breed class at the National Capital Kennel Club
Show yesterday. , _ „ ...
No. 2—Little Barbara Bones of Bradley Hills, Md., with
French’s Buddy, 200-pound St. Bernard, a first-prize winner.
The Barney View Kennels of Gordonsville, Va„ owns the dog.
No. 3—Miss New York, Boston terrier, owned by E. Roy
Routt of the Dee Cee Kennels, awarded first prize in the under
15-pound class. . .. . „ .... - .
No. 4—Mrs. Helen R. Flentje of this city with her first
prize winning Enalish bull, Alba Brittannicus.
—Star Staff Photos.
Little Dog With Big Name Wins
Capital Kennel Club’s Atvard
Show at Meadowbrook Saddle Club
Draws 20,000 Dog Lovers, Including
Jack Dempsey and Mrs. Walker.
A little dog with a big name—a
Sealyham terrier dubbed "St. Mar
garet Magnificent”—walked off with
the feature prize, "best in show,” un
der the noses of an aristocratic collec
tion of pedigreed canines at the Na
tional Capital Kennel Club’s seventh
annual dog show yesterday.
Owned by W. O. Penney of West
minster. N. Y„ the 3-year-old Sealy
ham ran his string of "bests” to nine
as he triumphed over some 760 other
champions and near-champions in the
competition at the Meadowbrook Sad
dle Club In Chevy Chase, Md.
Approximately 10,000 dog lovers
from the Capital and other large
Eastern cities, among them Jack
Dempsey and Mrs. James J. Walker,
turned out for the blue ribbon sports
event of Its kind here. Mrs. Walker,
the former Betty Compton of musical
comedy fame, had her Irish terrier
With some of the most famous dogs
in the country vying for honors, the
Saddle Club grounds presented a col
orful picture -as uniformed attendants,
“beauticians” and owners and fanciers
mingled with the spectators.
Dole Presented Trophy.
Among the better-known entries
were Mrs. Cheever Porter's Irish
setter, Milson O’Boy, which closely
pressed the Sealyham for first honors;
the Halcyon Kennels’ greyhound,
Halcyon Southball Moonstone; Par
Land Thundergust. W. J. McFarland's
black chow; John F. Cholley’s Dober
man Pinscher, Blank V. D. Domstadt,
and Hei’ Tsum, a Pekingese owned by
the Misses Lowther.
A high light of the show was the
presentation of a trophy to Frank
Dole of the New York Herald Tribune,
dean of all dog news writers. A silver
bowl, designated as the “Martha
Washington trophy.” was given Dole
for being “the outstanding personality
in the dog world in 1936.”
The trophy was presented by Mrs.
Maude Ballington Booth, commander
of the Volunteers of America, whose
organization received part of the'
Variety Group Winners.
Winners in the variety groups were
as follows:
Sporting class—First, Milson O’Boy,
Irish Setter, owned by‘Mrs. Cheever
Porter; second, Torohill Trader,
Cocker Spaniel, Leonard J. Buck;
third, Phot of Crombie of Happy Val
ley, Happy Valley Kennels.
Sporting class (hounds) — First,
Southball Moonstone of Halcyon,
greyhound, Halcyon Kennels; second,
Thelma of Meander, whippet, Her
man S. Duker; third, Hart’s Sprightly,
beagle, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Hart
Non-sporting class—First, Far Land
Thundergust chow chow, William J.
McFarland; second. Edelweia Du La
bory of Salmagnundi, poodle, Mr. and
Mrs. Justin W. Griess; third, Markham
Duke, bulldog, Thomas J. Parvin.
Working class—Blank V. D. Dom
stadt, Doberman Pinscher. John F.
Cholley; second. French’s Buddy, St.
Bernard, Miss Alice H. French; third,
Armin of Gwynllan, German shepherd,
Gwynllan Kennels.
Terriers—St. Margaret Magnificent,
Sealyham, Clairedale Kennels; sec
ond, Goldfinder’s Lillie, Scottish ter
rier, Edward F. Moloney: Solus Joy,
smooth fox terrier, E. Coe Kerr.
Toy dogs — Hei Tsun. Pekingese,
Misses C. and M. Lowther: second,
Bethune's Honey Bunny. Pomeranian,
Mrs. H. L. Bethune; third, Gentaine,
Brussels griffon, Mrs. Jerome H. Bona
Grissett's Machine Hits Taxi on
Turn in Chase After
Policeman E. J. Grissett, 27, of
the Traffic Division was injured last
night when the motor cycle on which
he was pursuing a reckless driver col
lided with a taxicab near Eleventh
street and Park road. The officer is
in Garfield Hospital with a severely
sprained right leg.
Grissett and another officer, R. L.
Dowell, were chasing a roadster when
it turned into an alley Just south of
Park road. In making the turn after
the automobile, Grissett’s machine
struck a cab driven by Isaiah Flynn,
32, colored, 1319 Corcoran street. The
pursued driver escaped, and Dowell
took Grissett to the hospital.
Polile traced the license number of
the roadster to a colored man living
in the 1100 block Lamont street, and
broadcast a lookout. A half hour
after the accident, however, he notified
police his automobile had been stolen.
Michael L. Anselmo, 4021 Alabama
avenue southeast, and Robert L.
Blandford, 220 Eighth street south
west, both Juniors at Catholic Uni
versity, were Initiated Into Alpha
'Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, national
social science honor society, at C. U.
last week.
At the same time it was announced
that four other Washington students
have been tapped for membership.
They are Maximilian N. Brinkman,
7239 Georgia avenue; George R. Mc
Culloch. 1811 Kennedy place; Roger
O’Donoghue, 909 Sixteenth street, and
Philip L. Werner, 1817 B street south
Forced Draft Equipment Is
to Be Required in All
Installation of forced draft venti
lation equipment on all Capital Tran
sit Co. busses as a means of assuring
a better supply of fresh air will be
required in an order to be issued
this week by the Public Utilities
Commission. Chairman Riley E. Eigen
said yesterday.
Directions to this effect have been
held up since last month so commis
sion experts could complete exper
iments with equipment used on
newly-purchased busses. Announce
ment of the commission's plans were
revealed several weeks ago.
People’s Counsel William A. Roberts
declared again yesterday, however, he
is not content to let the matter rest
there. On the basis of a report sub
mitted to the Commissioners Friday
by Health Officer George C. Ruhland,
showing excessive quantities of car
bon dioxide had been found on some
of 12 busses tested. Roberts demanded
the company be punished.
“I am preparing a suit against the
company, seeking a punitive fine.” he
said. "I shall lay this before the com
mission. If it does not act. I shall
file suite in court independently.”
Roberts recalled he had been study
ing ventilation requirements for
busses and street cars since 1932.
Yesterday he started collection of re
ports by medical authorities on the
effects of carbon monoxide and carbon
The health office inspection dealt
with carbon dioxide. Dr. Ruhland re
ported the finding of from 4 to 35
parts of carbon dioxide in 10,000 parts.
Roberts believes the company should
be fined because the content In some
cases exceeded the 13 parts per 10,000,
now the health standard.
He pointed out that the District
utilities act requires provision of rea
sonably safe air in busses.
The commission indicated it would
make no statement on Roberts’ de
mand for prosecution until his peti
tion was received.
Three Boys Also Sought After
Absence From Homes Since
Police last night were searching for
14-year-old Irene Williams, daughter
of Prank Williams, who disappeared
from her home at 1362 Emerson street
northeast Friday morning. Three
boys who have* been missing from
their homes since early yesterday also
were being sought at the request of
their parents.
Two of the youths, Richard
Marshall, 15, of 2009 Franklin street
northeast and Jack Nelson, 14, of 2502
Perry street northeast are believed to
be traveling together on a trip to
Kansas. Police said the Nelson boy
disappeared a year ago and later was
found on a farm in Kansas. They
had about $30 when they left, police
were told.
The other missing boy is Everett
Franklin Brown, 16, who disappeared
from his home at 1659 Wisconsin
avenue yesterday, according to his
father, Everett R. Brown, who could
suggest no reason for his son's
A 15-year-old colored girl was ar
rested yesterday after she allegedly
attacked two employes of the S. Kann
Sons Co., department store, and a
third person, who reported they
caught her in the act of shoplifting.
The girl is being held at the Receiv
ing Home.
The store employes were treated at
a first-aid station for minor cuts and
bruises which they aald the girl in
flicted with an overnight bag. ThoSe
treated were Grace Bine, 813 P street
northeast, and Cecelia DeNunzio,
2915 Seventeenth street northeast,
saleswomen, and Mrs. Vivienne
Broadwell, Westchester Apartments,
p customer. _
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Committee Will Recommend
Projects Totaling $500,
Projects totaling $500,000,000 for 1
flood control in the recently devastated '
areas of the East will be recommended
to the National Rivers and Harbors
Congress by the Projects Committee.
Representative Driver of Arkansas,
chairman, said yesterday.
Concluding two days of open hear
ings on applications for projects vary
ing from a yacht harbor in California
to an inland canal from the St. Law
rence River to Lake Champlain, the
committee went into executive session
to prepare its report for the congress,
which holds its annual meeting In the
Mayflower Hotel tomorrow and Tues
day. |
Delegates from every State and from
Hawaii and Puerto Rico will gather
to hear Secretary of Agriculture Wal
lace and engineering experts discuss
flood control and water conservation,
and to hear a message from President
Sapp Heads D. C. Delegation.
The District delegation, headed by
E. W. Sapp, vice chairman of the Port
Development and Rivers and Harbors
Committees of the Board of Trade,
has presented no new projects for con
sideration at the convention, but will
participate in the discussions. Several
projects approved at last year's con-*
gress are awaiting appropriations.
The Florida ship canal and the
Passamaquoddy project, for both of
which Congress refused to make ap
propriations after they had been
started with W. P. A. funds, are before
the Projects Committee, but Chair
man Driver refused to forecast what
action will be taken.
“There is a difference of opinion on
those two projects that will have to be
threshed out before the committee
makes its report Tuesday afternoon.”
he said. "Whether Congress will recon
sider its action in refusing funds is as
much of a question as whether this
committee will approve them.
Hopes for Immediate Action.
"At present, there are projects to
taling some $8,000,000,000 before the
Projects Committee, which sifts the
applications for the congress. I esti
mate those dealing with flood control
in the areas recently affected will
amount to about $500,000,000, and will
ask for immediate approval at the
congress session Tuesday. I hope
the major portion of them, at least,
will receive approval, and that funds
will be made available by Congress
at this session.”
The convention will be called to or
der at 10 a.m. tomorrow by Frank R.
Reid, president. Speakers at the
morning session will be Col. Dan I.
Sultan, District Engineer Commis
sioner, who will welcome the dele
gates; Senators Robinson of Arkansas,
Copeland of New York, Overton of
Louisiana and Hatch pf New Mexico,
Representative Whittington of Mis
sissippi and MaJ. Gen. Blanton Win
ship, Governor of Puerto Rico.
Secretary Wallace, a member of the
National Resources Board, will speak
at the noon luncheon on "Flood Con
trol at the Grass Roots.” After his
talk, a message will be read from
President Roosevelt. Representative
Nichols of Oklahoma, a member of
the House Rivers and Harbors Com
mittee, will talk on "Importance to
the Nation of Water Conservation,”
and Rev. J. W. Hynes, president of
Loyola University, New Orleans, on
"An Obligation Fulfilled—New Or
leans and Flood Control.”
Succumbs From Heart Disease
After Breaking Arm.
Benjamin Francis Weston, 54, of
6606 Eastern avenue, died last night
in Emergency Hospital, where he had
been since Monday, when he fell from
the steps of his home, breaking an
Heart disease was given as the
aaiise at death.

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