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WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1936._**_ PAGE B—1 Penal Officials Summoned Before House Subcommittee Thursday ^ • - — ■ ■ ■ ■ — ■ ' ■ """" ■ — -- A ———————————IMP ■ ■ JUVENILE COURT i BILE IS OPPOSED I. BY FEDERATION - Citizens’ Group Holds It Will Give Tribunal Unlimited Power. OBJECTIONS PRESENTED AT HOUSE HEARINGS * Monday Evening Club Indorses Measure—Dr. Smith Appeals for Child Protection. BY JAMES E. CHINN. First opposition to the bill designed to modernize Juvenile Court proce dure developed today at the fourth of a series of hearings on the meas ure before a special subcommittee of the House District Committee. George E. Sullivan filed with the subcommittee a report adopted by the Executive Committee of the Federa tion of Citizens’ Associations oppos ing the bill on the ground it would give an unlimited grant of power to the Juvenile Court. Another hearing—probably the last —will be held Friday at 10 a.m. to give other opponents of the measure an opportunity to express their views. Sullivan augmented the report of the Executive Committee of the fed eration by explaining various legal features of the bill which, he said, were objectionable. First, he declared, the assistant corporation counsel, who always has been an important factor in Juvenile Court procedure, is vir tually eliminated in the proposed new *et-up. in so far as juvenile cases are concerned. "The bill has been drafted from beginning to end.” he declared, "with the consistent idea that all power should be placed in the judge of the court.” I'fford Indorses Bill. Walter S. Ufford, representing the Monday Evening Club, however, in dorsed the bill as a "great step for ward,’ ’because it will substitute chancery procedure in Juvenile Court J for the present criminal system. He also pointed out that one of its •’strong” features will llink the parent more directly with the delinquency of a child, and through preliminary in- j vestigations obviate the necessity of a ' Child being brought into court in many cases. The bill also was approved by Dr. Carrie W. Smith, superintendent of the National Training School for Girls. "The ideal Juvenile Court pro cedure,” she declared, “is first of all the protection of the child—not what the child has done—but the consid eration of his needs and the needs of bis family. “The red tape that surrounds the present system is hazardous to chil dren. I am more fearful of the re sults of their entanglement in this j Red menace than I am some of the Red menaces which recently received considerable publicity.” Attitude Held Penal. Dr. Smith described her institution •s "a logical result of wrong attitude." “The attitude toward children in the present law is penal, not protective," She said. "The institution was erected as a place of punishment. The children necessarily thought of themselves as prisoners and their re sponse was naturally on the level of prisoners. To make a juvenile mis , clemeanant feel he is a criminal is **>ne of the greatest factors in making -Jiim a confirmed criminal.” 4 A juvenile court. Dr. Smith said, Ahould be removed both in practice land location from the environment of an adult court and jail and located Adjacent to the Department of Edu cation or child health center. Chairman Nichols of the subcom mittee and Representative Dirksen, Republican, of Illinois, both ques .tioned Dr. Smith about activities at her Institution and the steps that are contemplated to improve conditions ' for the inmates. Nichols said the subcommittee would make a careful study of all testi mony before it writes a report. He believes the report will be ready for submission to the full committee at Its regular meeting, May 20. VACCINATION BILL OPPOSED BY GROUP * Stanton Park Citizens' Association Disapproves Optional Measure. * The Stanton Park Citizens’ Asso ciation last night unanimously op posed the Lemke bill which calls for optional rather than compulsory vac *ination of school children. Dr. Henry W. Jaeger, chairman of the association's Public Health Com mittee, declared that it was “incon ceivable in this day of enlightenment that an organization would take a atand in opposition to proven knowl edge of science.’’ ; Harry Bradford and James Briggs spoke in favor of the proposed legis lation. Harry N. Stull, president of the as sociation, bitterly attacked the pro posed bill. Dr. S. M. Grayson, medical .Inspector of the District Health De partment, expressed disfavor to the 'measure. Dr. Grayson said he had -vaccinated 15,000 District students against diphtheria and smallpox wlth ' out a fatality. * A request that street cars let out 1 passengers on the left side of the cars at Fifth and C streets northeast, which would place them on the side walk of the park, rather than in the middle of the street in the path of oncoming automobiles on the right aide was made by James P. Parmer, former president of the association. The matter was referred to the Pub lic Utilities Committee for study. Abolition of the stop also was sug • gested. Democrat Returns $1,503 Lost By G. 0. P. Committeeivoman Mrs. Virginia S peel's Missing Money Found on Sidewalk. Department Store Cash ier Reticent on Amount of Reward. An envelope containing $1,503 in currency was returned today to Mrs. Virginia White Speel. Republican Na tional Committeewoman for the Dis trict, by Miss Wootie C. Bennett, a cashier at Lansburgh’s department store, who found it on a downtown sidewalk yesterday. Miss Bennett, who says she is for Roosevelt, received a reward from the Republican woman leader, it was un derstood, although she refused to say how much. Miss Bennett was returning from lunch yesterday to the store that has employed her for 23 years, when she noticed a white envelope lying on an E street sidewalk between Seventh and Eighth streets. She picked it up and waited a few minutes in the expectation the owner might return. Back In her cashier’s cage she opened the envelope. Most persons’ eyes would have popped, but Miss Bennett’s long experience in handling large sums ol money tem pered her surprise. The envelope bore a Second Na-1 tlonal Bank letterhead. Miss Bennett notified her chief, who notified the bank, which notified Mrs. Speel. The Republican leader visited the depart ment store today, received her envelope and rewarded the finder. Mrs. Speel said she had lost the money between her apartment at 1316 New Hampshire avenue and a down town store where she shopped on her way to deposit the $1,503. MISS WOOTIE C. BENNETT. EARLY RED RIDER ACTIONJNLIKELY Mrs. Norton Hears Plea for Consideration Before May 25 Is Lost. Hope for House consideration of the Sisson red rider repeal bill ebfore May 25—probably the last so-called “Dis tric day” of the current session of Con gress—was virtually abandoned today by Chairman Norton of the District committee. Mrs. Norton had planned to ask the House to set aside a special day next week to pass on the repealer, but sud den developments in the House late yesterday makes granting of such a request entirely unlikely. Unexpectedly she was given %n opportunity to call up the bill, but declined to do so because of the lack of time for a thorough discussion. Instead, three bills which had been on the calendar for several months were called up and passed in rapid succession. The time given over to District leg islation came as a distinct surprise to Mrs. Norton. Although yesterday was a regularly scheduled District day, it was canceled last week when the inflationary Frazier-Lemke bill was given the right of way. The House, however, quickly disposed of the spe cial rule on that measure, and turned to the District calendar. License Suspension Power. Two of the three bills passed al ready had been approved by the Senate. One abolishes the office of boiler Inspector—the last remaining fee office in the District—and creates a new boiler inspection service in the engineer department. The other gives the Commissioners power to suspend or revoke the right of a non-resident to drive an automobile in the District for infraction of traffic regulations. The third bill, which still requires Senate approval. Is designed to regu late and control so-called beauty par lors. It will create a hairdressing and cosmetology board of five members, appointed by the Commissioners, to conduct examinations and license operators and employes of beauty shops. The board also will have con trol over beauty culture schools. Traffic Law Amended. • The bill giving the Commissioners authority to prevent non-residents who violate traffic regulations from driving in Washington, amends section 13 (c) of the traffic act of 1925 to read as follows: "The Commissioners of the District of Columbia, or their designated agent, may suspend or revoke the right of any non-resident as defined in section 8 (title 6, section 245 (a). D. C. code), to operate a motor vehicle in the District of Columbia, for any cause they or their agent may deem sufficient, and the proper authority at the place of the issuance of the permit, or other authority to operate a motor vehicle, shall be notified of such suspension and the reason therefor, immediately: "Provided, That such order of sus pension or revocation shall take effect 10 days after Its issuance, and the same be subject to review and appeal in the manner and under the same conditions as are provided for such matters In section 13 (a) (title 6, sec tion 250 (a), D. C. code.”) The taffic amendment will go to the White House for the signature of President Roosevelt. The boiler in spection bill, however, will have to be returned to the Senate for approval of several minor House amendments. TREASURER NAMED Lewis Jackson was appointed treas urer of the Piney Branch Citizens’ Assocaition last night to All the un expired term of John H. Pellen, de ceased. Frank C. Merritt was chosen dele gate to the City-Wide Playgrounds Council and the Police Committee was instructed to take up with the Police Department the problem of depredation of untenanted houses in the neighborhood. Last night's was the final meeting of the association until next Fall. Hip Fractured. TAKOMA PARK, Md„ May 12 (Spe cial).—Miss Isabel Long, 82-year-old former employe of the Government Printing Office, suffered a fractured hip in a fall at her home, 719 Carroll avenue, here yesterday. CAPPER TO LEAD ALLEY FUND FIGHT Effort to Restore $300,000 Sum to Deficiency Bill to Be Pressed. With Senator Capper, Republican, of Kansas taking the lead, every ef fort will be made to have the Senate Appropriations Committee restore to the pending deficiency bill the $300, 000 needed to prevent crippling of th» work of the Alley Dwelling Au thority. A Senate subcommittee headed by Senator Adams, Democrat, of Colo rado, will begin hearings at 10:30 a m. tomorrow on the measure, the main feature of which is the administra tion's $1,425,000,000 allotment to keep W. P. A. going. The House committee omitted the alley dwelling fund on the theory Congress did not intend to supple ment the $500,000 given the agency originally. Senator Capper, who. as former chairman of the Senate District Com mittee, took a leading part in the en actment of the legislation to rehabili tate the inhabited alleys of the Capital, said today it was intended that addi tional funds would be made available. It was not contemplated, he said, that the original appropriation would pro vide a sufficient revolving fund for the entire 10-year period of alley improve ment work. "We cannot let this fine work stop now,” said Senator Capper. "It is just getting under way.” Meanwhile, the Washington Council of Social Agencies took action yester day, urging the Senate to restore the alley dwelling item, which was recom mended by the-Budget Bureau. Wal ter S. Ufford made the motion on be half of the Housing Committee. Mrs. W. A. Roberts, executive secretary, said the council approved the resolu tion unanimously. The council, composed of representa tives of 76 public and private agencies, took the view that it would be a "great misfortune” if the alley improvement program should, be interrupted even temporarily. -• Struck by Auto. ALEXANDRIA. Va.. May 12 —R. 1. Hardin, 59, an employe of Potomac Yards, suffered a fractured skull yes terday when struck by an automobile while crossing River road. MECHANICS SUE IN WAGE DISPUTES AT MOTORPLANTS Walkouts Occur at Two Places Here, Others Are Threatened. ASK 90 CENTS PER HOUR AND WEEK OF 44 HOURS Workers Also Seek Extra for Overtime—Conciliator Is As signed to Controversy. Two strikes of automobile mechanics were begun here today and several others were threatened in various plants as organized labor pressed its demands for higher wages and shorter hours. The Automobile Mechanics’ Union early today called a strike of 26 men at the Ourisman Chevrolet Sales Co., 610 H street northeast. Before noon the union also withdrew all its mechanics from the R. L. Taylor Mo tor Co.. Fourteenth and T streets. Strikers at the Ourisman plant want 90 cents an hour and a 44-hour week, it was stated by Oliver N. Garrison, business agent of Local 193 of the International Association of Machin ists, who called the strike. They also are demanding time and a half for overtime, including Saturday after noons and Sundays. Asked Work Be Completed. Benjamin Ourisman, president of the company, said he had asked the men at a meeting yesterday to take care of the work now under way in the shop, and he would meet with a committee to arbitrate the matter. The men refused, he said. His company now is paying the men on the basis of one-third of the amount charged the customer for labor. This means that on so-called “piece work” the men get one-third of the $2 an hour charged the cus tomer, or 66*3 cents an hour. With the amount of work on hand in the shop. Ourisman said, the average earnings run to about $35 a week, and some were making more than $50 a week. Garrison complained that the men were being worked at Ourisman'* as long as from 50 to 60 hours a week. 50-Cent Wage Scale Cited. In some other shops, where it was expected the strike would be called today, Garrison said the men were being paid 50 cents an hour. The Labor Department Conciliation Service has been called into the situ ation, it was learned. Howard T. Col vin, ^jgonciliator, who has been instru mental in ironing out many labor dis putes here, has been assigned to the task. Meantime, Ouirsman began prep arations to pay off the strikers. There was a possibility a new crew of men would be hired as soon as possible to take care of the work in the shop, Ourisman said. BAN ON HOMEWORK TEST IS APPROVED Discussion of the existing six-week experiment at the Anacostia Junior Senior High School that eliminates homework, and a vote of confidence for Dr. Chester W. Holmes, prin cipal of the school and originator of the idea, featured a meeting of the Hillcrest Citizens’ Association last night. The meeting was held in the East Washington Baptist Church. Installation of a traffic light at the intersection of Alabama avenue and Good Hope road southeast and Minnesota and Pennsylvania avenues southeast was approved. The Improvement Committee W'as asked to select a suitable prize to be given the .-esident of the community having the most attractive garden and lawn, the awarding of a prize being an annual event. Young Washington Like most boys, this son of a Louisiana Congressman ' likes to play engineer. He is Forrest Montet, 7, son of Repre sentative and Mrs. H. M. Montet of Louisiana, who reside at 6810 Fairfax road Edgemoor, Md. He is a student at the Bethesda, Md, School. Tomorrow: Audrey and Catherine Du Val of Glen Echo Heights, Md. —Star Staff Photo. This Is How It Happened Upper Connecticut avenue teas given a muddy bath today when the operator of a steam shovel mistook a six-inch water main for something else and lifted it out while excavating on the west side of the avenue, just above California street. Thousands of gallons of water floived out of the excavation and down Connecticut avenue before an emergency crew came to the rescue. Six homes in the block between California street and Wyoming avenue were left without water as a result of the incident. The steam shovel is shown demonstrating to the photographer how it happened. —Star Staff Photo. Pedestrian-Control System to Be Installed at Twelfth and F Streets. Washington’s first pedestrian-con trol traffic lights will be switched on at Twelfth and F streets tomorrow, as the Traffic Bureau experiments with a system that may be extended to all busy intersections. The lights, with six faces, two for 1 pedestrians, were being installed today j by electricians. In addition to the "stop,” "caution” and "go” signals, the "walk” lights will show in two direc tions, and a special green light to pre cede the "walk” signal will control rignt and left turns. A block away, at Thirteenth and T. another experiment already is under way. This is much more simple and consists chiefly of keeping the pe destrian on the right-hand side of the cross-walk. "Depends” on Pedestrian. "This whole experiment depends on the pedestrian.” M. O. Eldridge. assis tant director of traffic, said today. "If the pedestrian will wait on the lights and obey the signals, it will be a suc cess. If he doesn't, there will be no use whatever in experimenting further with pedestrian control. “The new right and left turn signal is designed to give the walker com plete protection against motor cars. If the pedestrian watches that signal and the walk signal, he will be able always to cross safely. "But if he doesn’t, and desires to cross the street against the light, then nobody can help him.” When the lights are flashed on for the first time tomorrow, four picked men from the Traffic Bureau will be posted at the comers to help acquaint the public with the new system. Other officials will be present to ob serve results. Crosswalks Painted. The crosswalks already have been painted into zones with arrows indi cating the direction in which the pedestrian should walk. Before beginning the experiment, traffic officials learned there is no necessity for new police regulations to enforce control. Existing rules define the rights of way of pedestrians and vehicles, and while no specific penal ties are included in the defining para graphs, the general penalties of the traffic act are applicable to both pedestrians and motorists. At Thirteenth street all turns have been eliminated and vehicular traffic is forced to cross the intersection. This makes the matter of pedestrian crossing simple, since walkers can fol low the same signals as those used for cars. Turns May Be Restored. Eldridge indicated, however, that If the Twelfth and P test is successful, turns will be restored at Thirteenth when new five-face lights can be in stalled. The experiment on P street Is the first of its kind undertaken by the Metropolitan Police Department. A similar experiment has been worked out by the park police at Fifteenth street and Constitution avenue to control the flow of traffic away from the congested area in the afternoon rush periods. This experiment eliminates one cross walk and allows pedestrians to cross only on three. No lights are used, but policemen are stationed at three of the four corners. LEE HEADS P.-T. A. William I. Lee was elected presi dent of the Federated Parent-Teacher Association of Cardozo High School last night. Other officers chosen were: Miss E. A. Lyons, Rev. A. P. Elmes, J. C. Payne, Mrs. E. V. Allen, Mrs. Sadie Marse, Miss L. C. Randolph and S. A. L. Norville, vice presidents; Rev. J. D. Pair, honorary vice president; Mrs. I. C. Malvan, C. H. Russell and Bernard Sewall, secretaries; R. N. Mattingly, treasurer; Mrs. F. L. Toms, historian; and Rev. O. L. Rand, chap lain. Strimming Season At Public Pools To Open June 6 Washington's public swimming pool seasou will officially open June 6. it was announced today by F. W. Hoover, general manager of the Welfare and Recreational Association of Public Buildings and Grounds. Inc. This agency operates the pools at the Ta koma and Banneker Recreation Cen ters. as well as at McKinley and Francis Schools. Capt. Hoover said free swimming for children up to 15 years of age will prevail from 9:30 a m. until noon daily. The regular charge for adults will be 25 cents, which does not include a bathing suit. For children, except dur ing tree periods, it will be 15 cents where they need a locker and 10 cents when they come in bathing suits. ■ ■ -• FORMATE National Symphony Granted Use of Site for Con cert Series. The National Symphony Orchestra today was granted use of the Water gate for sunset concerts this Summer. C. Marshall Finnan, superintendent of National Capital Parks, announced he had issued a permit to the Na tional Symphony after Fairfax Oys ter. sponsor of a rival orchestra, withdrew his application for permis sion to use the concert site near Ar lington Memorial Bridge. Summer symphony concerts were not definitely assured the people of Washington, however, as C. C. Cappel, orchestra manager, announced the dispute between the Orchestra Board and the Musicians' Union still is un settled. The concerts cannot begin. Cappel explained, until a contract is established with the union. In announcing he had issued a per mit, Finnan said plans provide for a series of concerts extending from six to eight weeks. Concerts would be held on Sunday and Thursday eve nings, he said, and not on Tuesdays and Fridays, as earlier plans had pro vided. Cappel said today that if the con troversy with the Musicians’ Union is settled in sufficient time, the series will start about July 9. He did not disclose whether the orchestra plans to rent the Navy barge used in con certs last Summer or some other barge which the officials have under con sideration. Competition for use of the Water gate was removed yesterday when Finnan received a letter from Oyster, who canceled his application for a permit. Oyster, a Washington mer chant, had previously announced his intention to organize an orchestra, with Yasha Bunchuk, former leader with the “Roxy Gang,’’ as director. Sutton and McDermott in Penitentiary to Start Life Sentences. Albert S. (Bumps) Sutton and Al bert McDermott were in the Maryland State Penitentiary today, beginning life sentences for their parts in the "mistaken identity" slaying of Allen B. Wilson, Washington newspaper carrier. „ Both men were sentenced to life imprisonment after trials in Cum berland, Md., last week—Sutton as the "brains” of the gang which shot Wilson when they mistook him for Edward (Micky) McDonald, Washing ton gambler, and McDermott as one of the gunmen. They were convicted of first-degree murder, but the jury's verdict added “without capital pun ishment.’* Sutton, a gambler, and McDermott, setter known as "Slim" Dunn, a gang ster. w'ere taken to Baltimore last night by a heavy police guard which sped them from the Cumberland jail. Sutton, it was testified during the trials, paid McDermott and the other gunmen to "rub out" McDonald. Sut ton, it was said, believed McDonald was “tipping off" police to his gambling activities. Wilson was Killed as ne aenverea a morning paper to McDonald's Ta koma Park home in October of 1934. Two of the gunmen who took part in the shooting are dead and a third is under life sentence. The sixth man involved in the plot turned State's evidence and was granted immunity. He is being held for Washington authorities, however, on another charge. The prisoners were guarded on the Baltimore-Cumberland trip by Mary land State police and the "Wilson squad” of local headquarters detec tives—Ueuts. Floyd Truscott and John Fowler and Sergt. George Hartman. Federal authority was required be fore the convicted men could be moved. as McDermott was an Alcatraz prisoner and Sutton had been serving a sentence at Lorton Reformatory. -• INJURED IN FALL Carpenter Suffers Broken Legs in Plunge. Frank E. Bell. 36. a carpenter, em ployed by the Pessagno Contracting Co., suffered two broken legs and pos sibly injuries to the spine and pelvis when he fell 30 feet after lossing his hold on a rope by which he was descending the side of a building at Tenth and U streets today. He was taken to Garfield Hospital, where his condition was said to be “fair.” Bell lives at 817 P street northeast. Ban on Novelty Rides Imperils Annual Spring Fiesta at G. W. The fate of George Washington University’s Spring fiesta rests with Police Inspector L. I. H. Edwards. Howard Ennes, student director of the annual celebration, failed this morning in his appeal to Commissioner Melvin C. Hasen to waive the regula tions against use of novelty rides with in 500 feet of a school. In this case, the school is George Washington Uni versity. That automatically eliminated three such riding devices that already have been delivered to the fiesta lot, but Ennes then encountered further diffi culty when he was referred to Wade H. CombS, superintendent of licenses, and E. W. Thomas, assistant corporation counsel. The two officials held that, with or without rides, the fiesta was in fact a carnival and no carnival may be held within 500 feet of a school. "But,” Combs and Thomas sug gested, "Inspector Edwards is the en forcement officer. If he grants you a permit, it’s all right with us.” Combs, however, rerused to grant a license, contending the regulations wouldn’t permit it. Inspector Edwards indicated last week he would grant a permit if the rides are eliminated. More than 75 per cent of the neighboring residents have waived all objections to the three-day affair, which is to begin Thursday. Ennes said he would call on Ed wards later today, but meantime halt ed further preparations for the fiesta pending the conference. With the riding devices definitely out, the feature of the fiesta would be an International village, with frater nities and sororities each representing a different country. There would be 19 concessions, vaudeville shows, sports and scientific exhibits and demonstra tions. Each evening there would be dancing. The fiesta this year is the fourth an nual affair of its kind at the university. Heretofore only a police permit has been required, with no license fees asked and no special permits demanded. MOVES 10 BLOCK NAMING OF PEAK Politics, Irregularities and Favoritism Are Charged in Complaints. GUARDS, PRISONERS WILL BE SUMMONED lorton Inmates Enlisted in Effort to Prevent Superintendent's Promotion, Group Told. Officials of District penal Institu tions—the Board of Public Welfare, the jail, workhouse and reformatory— are to be called before a special sub committee of the House District Com mittee Thursday to answer a series of complaints charging irregularities, favoritism and politics. The subcommittee, headed by Rep resentative Schulte, Democrat, of In diana, has for several months been making an “undercover" investiga tion and has found sufficient evidence, it was said, to warrant questioning of the officials in charge of the insti tutions. The inquiry was ordered by the Dis trict committee after receipt of com plaints that efforts were being made to appoint an outsider as successor to Capt. M. M. Barnard, general super intendent of penal institutions. Capt. Barnard is past the retirement age, but is on an indefinite extension by executive order. Peak Promotion Involved. During its investigation the sub committee. it was reported, learned of efforts to prevent the appointment of Col. William L. Peak, superintendent of Lorton, as successor to Capt. Bar nard. Reports also have been made to the subcommittee that prisoners at Lorton have been enlisted in a political move to prevent Col. Peak’s promotion, and that brick made at Lorton have been secretly carried away in caskets after being deposited at the municipal wharf in Washington. Some months ago an effort was made to remove Capt. Barnard to make way for Harold E. Donnell, superintendent of Maryland penal in stitutions, but it was blocked by the Commissioners. Since then 38 civic and veterans organizations indorsed the appointment of Col. Peak when Capt. Barnard is retired. Prisoners to Be Called. Elwood Street, director of public wel fare: Capt. Barnard and Col. Peak are among the witnesses to be called before the subcommittee. It also is planned to summon some of the guards as well as prisoners. Officials of the penal institutions faced a similar situation several years ago as a result of charges made on the floor of tiie House by former Rep resentative Shoemaker of Minnesota. Again last year, the penal institutions were threatened with an investigation by the special Crime Committee of the District committee, but none of the officials was called as witnesses. VOTE FOR DISTRICT BACKED BY CITIZENS Kalorama Group Also Adopts Resolutions on Juvenile Delin quency and “Red Rider.” National representation for the Dis trict. juvenile delinquency and the "red rider” were the subjects of resolu tions adopted by the Kalorama Citi zens' Association at a meeting last night in the home of Mrs. H. W. Wiley, president, at 2345 Ashmead place. The association, after a discussion of the problems of national represen tation. adopted a resolution commend ing Theodore W. Noyes for his "sincere and untiring efforts on behalf of na tional representation for the District of Columbia.” Rhoda S. Miliken of the Woman's Bureau of the Police Department, and Carrie W. Smith, superintendent of the National Training School for Girls, addressed the association on juvenile delinquents. The group rec ommended that Miss Miliken be promoted. A resolution was adopted commending Police Supt. Brown and the District Commissioners for their recommendations that she be made a captain. The association passed a resolution urging Speaker Byrns to bring the Sisson bill, for repeal of the red rider, before the House for consideration. Mrs. Edna L. Johnston, vice president, presided in absence of Mrs. Wiley. MRS. ELSIE FARLEY DIES IN HOSPITAL Month's Illness Fatal to Wife of Official of National Educa* tion Association. Mrs. Elsie M. Parley. 42, of 5308 Kansas avenue, wife of Dr. Belmont Parley, assistant director of the Divi sion of Publications of the National Education Association, died yesterday in Emergency Hospital. She had been ill a month. A native of Kansas, Mrs. Farley came here in 1929 when Dr. Farley received his appointment with the N. E. A. She was a graduate of the University of Missouri and formerly taught school at Springfield, Mo, and at Frederick. Okla. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Frances Farley, two sons, Belmont Farley, jr.. and Thomas Farley; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Greenlee of Harrisonville, Mo., two sisters and a brother. The body is at the Nevlus funeral parlors, 924 New York avenue. Fun eral services and burial will be at Harrisonville Thursday.