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, » • _ - «-■ ■■ ■■ ■ — i 'Mi ' - - 1 11 1 " 11 11 -'-y- .... . , - ** ^ * ~ ” WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1936. ***__PAGE B—1 r 1 ■ ——■_ , . " -----— i " FIVE INDICTMENTS Former Loan Association , Branch Manager Faces 110-Year Term. FORGERY AND LARCENY CHARGES ARE LISTED Admitted Gambling Away $9,000, Except $800 for Travel, Pros ecutor Asserts. Pive Indictments, containing seven larceny and four forgery counts and covering alleged defalcations totaling $9,024.16. were returned today against William S. Herndon, former manager of the Georgetown branch of the closed Fidelity Building and Loan As sociation. Herndon was arrested two weeks ago in the Middle West by Justice Department agents. He had been sought since his dis appearance June 29, which led to an invetigation disclosing the shortage. He is 34 years old and has a wife and daughter living in nearby Virginia. Arraigned before United States Com missioner Needham C. Turnage on his return here from Omaha, Herndon pleaded guilty to larceny of $2,500. which was all that was charged in the arrest warrant. Assistant United States Attorney John J. Wilson revealed today, how ever. that Herndon has signed a state ment admitting all of the acts with which he was charged by the grand jury, and saying he gambled away the entire $9,000, except $800. which he used for traveling expenses. Gammed bum Away. Most of the money was spent play ing the races, Wilson quoted him as saying. On the day he left Washing ton he is alleged to have taken $2,500 from the safe at the Georgetown branch. It was w'ith this money that he is said to have financed his trav els. which took him as far as Reno, Nev., where he lost much of it gam . bling, Wilson declared. The seven larceny counts cover a period from June 28, 1935, to the date of his disappearance a year later. Wilson said that in the of fenses detailed in the first six counts Herndon received deposits from cus tomers of the building and loan as sociation, credited their pass books, but made no entry on the ledger. The seventh count concerns the $2, 500 allegedly taken from the safe June 29 last. The assistant district attorney said the four alleged forgeries • were of withdrawal slips which were used to account for additional shortages not referred to in the larceny charges. Depositors’ names said to have been forged were Mrs. Edna G. Patterson, 1641 Wisconsin avenue; Miss Mary Levy, Plaza Apartments; George Demetrio, 1241 Wisconsin avenue, and 6. M. Swortaell, 2328 Thirty-ninth street. Faces 110-Year Term. Since the penalty for both grand larceny and forgery is imprisonment for 2 to 10 years, conviction as indicted carries a possible penalty of.22 to 110 years. Now at liberty under $3,000 bail, Herndon probably will be arraigned in District Court Friday. Fred B. Rhodes, former president of the Fidelity, already had been indicted on 20 counts of larceny and 8 of forgery, to which he has pleaded not guilty. He- is awaiting trial. No con . nection has been found bettween the alleged acts of Rhodes and those of Herndon. The association was closed July 18, co-incidentally with Rhodes’ arrest. William C. Price, 18, who was ar rested about two weeks ago along with his 65-year-old father, William A. Price, in connection with the theft of $4,000 worth of antiques from the home of Mrs. Mary H. MacArthur, sister-in-law of Maj. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, U. S. A., was indicted today, but the grand jury ignored the police charge against the father. The true bill alleged grand larceny. Mrs. MacArthur told police she leased her home at 1854 Kalorama road to Mrs. Elizabeth Price, mother of the 18-year-old high school student. She reserved the use, however, of one room in which she stored a quantity of valuable antiques. Returning to Wash ington after a year’s absence, Mrs. MacArthur resumed occupancy of her home and found the lock of the store room door had been tampered with and some $4,000 worth of articles takea Police later traced the antiques to a dealer, who implicated young Price. On the strength of the father’s assur ance to the dealer that his son was all ' right,, police also arrested the elder Price. By its action, however, the grand jury cleared him of any part In the alleged larceny. Embezzlement Charged. In another Indictment Francis A Lanahan, 37, of the 1400 block ol Chapin street, was charged with em > bezzling $1,734.12 from the Harring ton Hotel, where he was employed a: a cashier. He failed to report for work June 10 and an Investigation disclosed the shortage. Lanahan subsequent!} was arrested. The grand jury’s report contained $8 Indictments in all. Four cases were Ignored. Others indicted were: James G. Dukes, sr„ non-support oi minor children; Raymond E. Alley, bigamy; Harry Scott and James A Williams, housebreaking; John R Swann, Norman A. Hackley, Richard A. Chisolm, Arthur Richardson, Law rence L. Gill, Levi Jefferson and James M. Solomon, housebreaking and lar ceny; Mary W. Brown, receiving staler property; Willy Sayles, Fountain Love and Julius H. Jackson, assault with a dangerous weapon; William H. Win field, Joseph Ross. Robert Bagley Joseph F. Stone, Walter W. Adams, Fred Brooks, Howard A. Thomas, Ed ward R. Daniels, Ruth Lowery, Julius A vent and Harry Robinson, rob bery; James E. Avery, Robert * R. Dennison, Walter Geary, Thomas L. Hill and Wilson Bruce, joyriding; George Winfred Hall, Comie Vernon Byrd, Enola Holt, Allen Marshall, Ed \ ^ • ward L. Martin, Carrie May Williams, Bessie A. Peterson. William N. Beck and Bertha N. Cunningham, grand larceny; William Pierce, Robert Ghee, Allen Ross, George Reid and John Frye, violation of the liquor taxing act; Clarence W. Bernhardt, Jacob Goldberg, Bert Holliday. Morris W Ross and Lucky C. Young, gaming, and Lillie Butler, forgery. The following charges were ignored: Henry S. Holl, Joyriding; William A Price, grand larceny; Paul R. Green, larceny after trust, and Paul W O'Neill, forgery and uttering. ▲ Couple R obbed, Tied to Bench; 4 Youths HM Drama in Several Acts Opens Near Polo I DRAMA in several acts, fea turing a boy and a girl and a park bench, ended unhappily shortly after midnight for four members of the supporting cast. The principal characters—Nicholas Finelli, 19-year-old garage mechanic, and Miss Elizabeth Via, 18—were sit ting on a bench in Potomac Park near the polo grounds, they told police, when four youths made their appearance. One of the strangers had a pair of pliers, another a crank handle. They bound Finelli's hands, he said, took his billfold and tied him to the bench. Then they took Miss Via’s money and . I MISS ELIZABETH VIA. rings and tied her beside Finelli. After gagging the couple, the rob bers jumped into Finelli’s automobile and sped away. The next act was enacted on High way Bridge, when two more support ing characters—Policemen Spotts i wood F. Gravely and W. H. Cox— made their initial appearance. Held for Questioning. The officers stopped the speeding ! car, found the youths had no regis ■ tration card, and took them to No. 4 precinct for questioning. I Meanwhile, back at the park bench, Finelli and Miss Via had managed to get loose from their bonds. The cou , pie ran to Constitution avenue, jumped into a taxicab and hurried to the j third precinct. | While officers were questioning the alleged speeders, a call was sent out over the police radio system for the stolen car. It didn’t take long to put two and two together. Fourth precinct police noted the j license number of the car in which the youths had 'been riding corre sponded with the number broadcast in the lookout. They notified the third precinct and the car was re turned to Finelli. Names Are Given. The youths, who are being held for investigation, gave their names as James Ross, 26, San Francisco; Allen Davis, 23, Jacksonville, Fla.; James | H. Winbrake, 26, St. Petersburg, Fla., ] and James Spicer, 19, no fixed address. Both Miss Via. who lives at 3025 Vista street northeast, and Finelli, whose home Is at 1813 K street, grad | uated from McKinley High School last year. MRS. W. R. WHITTLESEY, ARTIST, EXPIRES HERE Mrs. Florence Gertrude Shuman Whittlesey, 76, well-known artist, died j yesterday at her home, 1620 Webstei street. She had been ill since January. Mrs. Whittlesey was the widow ol Walter R. Whittlesey, s^sistant chiel i of the music division, Library of Con gress. He died last April. She had maintained art studios both in Washington and New York, where her work as a colorist in the art ol ' dyeing and painting textiles had be come widely recognized. Samples ol her work are in the textile exhibit at the National Museum. Mrs. Whittlesey was active in her art work until about 10 years ago. Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Harry W. Finney and Mrs. L, Cecil Copley, both of this city, and Mrs. Frank Shepherd of San Gabriel, Calif., and a son, Charles J. Whittlesey, this city. She also leaves five grand children and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11 i a.m. Friday at the residence. Burial | will be private, in Alexandria, Va. BAND CONCERT. By the Marine Band in the barracks at 3 p.m. today. Capt. Taylor Bran son, leader; William F. Santlemann, assistant leader. Program. “Marines’ Hymn." Overture, “The Model,”.Suppe Comet solo, “Ah Sweet Mystery of Life,”- _-_Herbert Robert DeHart. March, “Red, White and Blue” .. Meredith "Dianze Piemontesi”___Sinigaglia Trombone solo, “Ave Maria”_Gounod Olin Maxfleld. “Toreador et An da louse” from “Bal Costume”....Rubensteln March, "Marching On”_Welles “Choral and Fugue”_Bach Excerpts from “The Prince of Pilsen’___ Luders March, "Tropic to Tropic”..Alexander “Autumn," from the ballet “The Seasons"_Glazounow "Evening Song”___Schumann Hymn, “Satisfied.” “The Star Spangled Banner.” IK PRICE RAISE WEIGHED BY A. A. A. ON PRODUCER DATA Possibility of Clash With Court Order, Due Soon, Is Seen. AUTHORITY CHALLENGED IN PLEA NOW PENDING Restaurant and Hotel Men Mean while Probe Feasibility of Operating Own Plant. Specialists of the Agricultural Ad justment Administration today weighed the problem of whether to increase the minimum price received by dairy men who supply Washington distrib utors with milk. Meanwhile the organized owners of 300 Washington restaurants consid ered setting up their own pasteuriz ing plant, following the lead of Chi cago restaurant owners. R. S. Scott, an agent of the Washington Hotel and Restaurant Owners’ Association, announced he is surveying the prac ticability of the plan, which would mean to distributors the loss of $2, 500,000 worth of business annually. The A. A. A. officials had before them testimony indicating that any increase to the farmer would result immediately in an increase in the price of milk to the consumer. Fear ing this eventuality. Matthew Boyd of the Washington Consumers’ Coun cil, suggested that the Government lend the farmers feed money in lieu of raising the price. The larmers forecast a milk short age unless they get more money, which they are demanding on these grounds: 1. The drought reduced feed pro duction, and the cost of store feed is up 45 per cent. 2. The cost of cows is so great that few farmers can buy them to step up production to meet the needs of Wash ington. 3. The cost of labor Is up at least j 25 per cent. j The proposed increase would come ; through an amendment to the Wash ington milk marketing agreement and order, which has been in effect since September 21 and which faces partial and temporary suspension through a requested injunction. Justice Oscar Luhring of District Court is expected daily to rule for or against an injunction. The agreement at present calls for the payment of $2.82 a hundred weight for all milk sold as fluid milk tor cream (known as Class I milk) I and $3.02 a hundredweight for all | Class I milk which is “basic milk.” a classification affording the farmer a special price for a percentage of his output. Milk sold for manufacture as ice cream is Class II milk, and the farmers divide through a pool what ever money the distributor receives for this milk. Would Add About 50 Cents. The new proposal would add 47 cents to the $2,82, or raise the price of Class I milk to $3.29. The special basic price would be done away with, but the percentage of “base” would be increased. The result, it was said informally by Richard Aplin. administrator of the agreement, would be an increase for the farmer of 52 cents a hundred weight rather than of 47 cents. The hearing produced a bitter argument on the problem of bases, with Coleman Gore, a farmer of Lou doun County, Va„ who acts as a milk broker for Fairfax Farms Dairy, advocating their elimination. “Why have a percentage base?” Gore asked. “All the milk we put out Is being sold. Why should we take surplus prices?” (The surplus price is the Class II price.) “If you will stop making a political speech-” suggested Richard Sadler of the A. A. A. dairy section, who was one of the presiding officers. Right to Talk Defended. “He’s got a right to talk,” Inter jected Louis I. Obergh, a lawyer who aided in bringing the injunction suit against the agreement. “If he can’t : talk here, he'll talk in District Court." Gore smiled at Sadler and con tinued his exposition of why the farmer should receive more money. Like B. B. Derrick, secretary of the Maryland and Virginia Producers’ As sociation, who spoke earlier, Gore pictured a supply of milk inadequate for Washington's needs unless prices are raised. “The fanners aren’t going to turn the milk out,” he said. “It costs them too much. The farmer says to him self: ‘I won’t buy feed at *45. I won’t buy cows at *175. I’ll Just feed them ragweed and take what milk they put out.” FISCAL HEARINGS I Lusk First Witness Before Committee of Experts Friday. A tentative outline of the schedule to be followed at the Initial session of the public hearings Friday before the Spe<^*l Committee of Tax Experts ap pointed by President Roosevelt to de termine a fair basis of fiscal relations between the Federal and District"gov ernments, was worked out today by J. L. Jacobs, director of the survey. Jacobs said Rufus S. Lusk, secretary of the Washington Tax Payers' Pro tective Association, probably would be the first witness. Others to be heard include representatives of the Citizens' Joint Committee on Fiscal Relations, Washington Board of Trade, Central Labor Union. Washington Real Estate Board and Federation of Citizens’ As sociations. rim nan nour on .nr. The hearing will be held in Jacobs’ office. Room 208, Commercial Bank j Building, Fourteenth and G streets. The first half hour of the opening ses sion. from 10 to 10:30 a m., will be broadcast by Station WMAL. Jacobs gave the National Broad casting Co. permission to broadcast the hearing because of the wide pub lic interest in solution of the troubie i some fiscal relations problem. May Run Into Night. According to the tentative schedule, Jacobs said, the initial hearing would continue throughout the day and prob ably run into the night. The second hearing is scheduled to start Saturday at 1:30 p.m. A number of organizations to be represented at the hearings already have submitted briefs showing justi fication for a Federal contribution to ward the District’s expenses in excess of the $5,000,000 appropriated for the current fiscal year. CUTTER ON WAY Tlie new Coast Guard cutter William J. Duane, which has been assigned to Hawaii in the Government’s new drive against smuggling there, was scheduled to arrive at the Navy Yard today. The new ship, which is equipped to carry an amphibian plane, was re ported cruising up from Hampton Roads early today and was expected to arrive this afternoon. She is in com mand of Comdr. P. F. Roach, and the executive officer is Lieut. Comdr. H. E. Grogan. The ship will remain at the Navy Yard until after Navy day next Tuesday. Mother of Abandoned Boy Is Returned to Baltimore A young mother, whose 3-year-old son was abandoned In Baltimore Sun day while she was in a Washington hospital, was returned to thfe Maryland city this afternoon by police, who said they would attempt to get the mother a job. The young woman gave her name as "Kay Brown” when she was admitted to GaUinger Hospital six weeks ago. Shortly afterward she became a mother again and remained in the hospital because of complications. She did not communicate with the child’s father, she said, because she did not want authorities to question him. The mother told police here today the father of her younger child was a salesman who traveled between Richmond and New York selling cigars. She would not say if he was the same man who placed her 3-year old son as a boarder with Mr. and Mrs. John Fischer In Baltimore. The boy was deposited on a Balti more doorstep Sunday by a taxicab driver, who had received the child and his bundle of belongings from an unidentified man. The child later was traced to the Fischer home. * The Fischers explained that a “Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tlan” left the child with them and Tlan paid his Weekly board. The mother told police today the father of her 3-year-old son was killed in an automobile accident in Chicago shortly before the child was born. She said she left the boy with a “friend” in Baltimore while she came to Wash ington to enter a hospital. The mother declared the friend had promised her to care for her child, but that he apparently became afraid she would not return to Baltimore and decided to rid himself of the re sponsibility. Police here were told the woman gave her name as "Ruth or Rena Reo” in Baltimore. She was returned to Baltimore by Detective Donald Mat tigan and Policewoman Mary Brass of the Baltimore force. The 3-year-old child, meanwhile, had been committed to a boarding house in Baltimore by a Juvenile Court judge there. The woman said she had lived for the past three yean or so in Baltimore and that before that she lived in North Carolina. r Tribute Paid Mrs. Hopkins at Alley Dwelling Dedication A general view of the crowd as it listened to Commissioner Hazen at the opening of the new low-rental housing project in London court. Tribute was paid the late Mrs. Archibald Hop• --■——-❖ - kins, who devoted her life to the reclaiming of Washington’s slums. Inset: John Ihlder, executive officer of the Alley Dwelling Authority, as he spoke at the dedicatory exercises. —Star Staff Photos. __ <•-—■— Hopkins Place Commemorates Crusader for Slum Clearance Reconditioned Home Development in Southeast Is Dedicated by Hazen. Mrs. Roosevelt Sends Message. An elderly “widow-woman," with* real happiness glowing in a wide smile, opened the door of her recondi tioned brick home yesterday afternoon in a southeast alley formerly known as London court and proudly invited Commissioner Melvin C. Hazen to “Jest step right in and see what de good Lawd has brought me." Behind Commissioner Hazen trooped some of Washington’s foremost citi zens and the trim tidiness and com forts of the house apparently pleased them as much as they did the woman. For London court has changed its character and yesterday it also changed its name to that of Hopkins place in grateful memory of the late Mrs. Archibald Hopkins, whose earnest efforts to eliminate Washington's slum districts eventually resulted in the dedication of the first Government built homes in this city for alley dwellers. • Rentals From $15.50 to $28. The “house-warming” was a social success and a revelation to those who had come out of curiosity to see just what the Alley Dwelling Authority had accomplished in demolishing a sordid area and remaking it into a habitation of modernly equipped, sani tary homes at rentals ranging from $15.50 to $28 a month. Back of the three trim rows of houses, glistening with white paint, stood °ut in sharp contrast the nu merous shanties and decayed brick dwellings that are typical of living conditions in some sections “down near the gas house district” along the railroad tracks. The spirit of the old colored woman who welcomed visitors to her home was typical, too, of the attitude of the other occupants of the recondi tioned houses. They are among the “less fortunate” of the former dwellers in London court who are unable to pay the slightly higher rent for the brand-new homes. For her reconditioned home this colored woman pays $15.50 a month, "with a roomer to help out.” Former ly she paid $12.50. "Jest look at that bath room and bathtub,” she said to her visitors. “There wasn’t anything like that in my old house and it was all ratty and coming to pieces, too.” From the President’s train came a message from Mrs. Franklin D. Roose velt, who, with the late Mrs. Ellen Wilson and Mrs. Hopkins, engaged more than any other women to bring about the causes of yesterday’s cele bration. "I feel Mrs. Hopkins should have all the credit and honor that any of us can bring to her memory because of the wonderful work she did for bet ter housing in Washington, not to mention the Innumerable other things in which she was the moving spirit,” read Mrs. Roosevelt’s message. Following Commissioner Ha sen’s dedication Mrs. Henry G. Patterson of New York, Mrs. Hopkins* daughter, spoke of the gratification her mother would have felt bad she lived to see this realization of a hope long de ferred. Mrs. C. Carroll Glover, jr„ a niece of Mrs. Hopkins, and a son, Lawrence Hopkins of Boston, also at tended the dedication. In his address Hazen referred to the first protest against the alleys in 1870. and added: “While Washington owes a debt of gratitude to many persons, to Presi dents, to citizens, to members of Con gress, for keeping up the long fight during periods of discouragement, we owe an especial debt to three women, without whose aid we would not have our present hope of success. Mrs. Roosevelt Came to Rescue. “Ellen Wilson, wife of the President, dramatized the problem, focused at tention upon it, secured, even on bei death-bed, enactment of the law ol 1914, noccamry predecessor to tbs law A * under which we now are acting. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the Presi dent, came to the rescue when the present law was in Jeopardy, and by her persuasive powers assured its en actment and the financing necessary to accomplishment. "Both of these women would Join us today in paying tribute to the third, without whose tireless energy, whose vision, whose love for the city in which she spent her long and useful life, whose constant thought and care for the unfortunate among her fellow cit izens, we would have no reason for being here today. It was she who brought the alleys to the attention of Ellen Wilson and Eleanor Roosevelt, aroused their interest, secured their aid. It was she who persuaded the National Capital Park and Planning Commission to emphasize the word ‘housing’ in its charter. "It was my pleasure to stand beside the President of the United States when he signed the alley dwelling act and say to Mrs. Charlotte Everett Hopkins: ‘I guess this is a happy day for you.’ "So it is to our memory of her we turn today when we are beginning to realize that for which she fought so long. In memory of her, in recog nition—to a very high extent, of what Washington owes her, the Alley Dwelling Authority names this, its first low-rental housing development, Charlott Everett Hopkins place.” Cammerer Also Speaker. John Ihlder, executive officer of the authority, of which Hazen is chairman, presided. Among the other speakers were Amo B. Cammerer, executive officer of the National Cap ital Park and Planning Commission; Canon Anson Phelps Stokes, chair man of the Washington Committee on Housing, which took an active part in securing enactment of the law creating the authority, and Dr. Emmett J. Scott, secretary of How ard University, which always has been interested in securing better hous ing for Negroes. me ruonc wonts Aomimsuation, from which the authority derives its funds, was represented by Howard A. Gray, director of housing. He and Canunerer are both members of the authority. The colony consists of 11 recondi tioned homes and 12 newly construct ed homes, built by relief labor. ' The cost of constructing the corner homes ranged from $3,947 to $4,060, de pending on equipment. The interior homes cost $3,707 and $3,820. With four rooms, including unusually large kitchens, generous closet space, elec tric lighting, built-in bath tuba, the houses attracted the attention of a number of private builders, who told Ihlder they would consider duplicat ing them on cheaper sites. The adjusted monthly rents vary from $28.75 for the better corner houses to $27.50. For Interior houses the rents range from $25.25 to $26.25. The scale of rentals for the recondi tioned homes, it was said, runs about $2 more than the rent formerly paid before they were modernized. With running water, bath tubs and wood stoves, they compare only a little less favorably with the new ones. All the houses are equipped with ice boxes. DR. LEVINE TO SPEAK Dr. Louise Levine, Social Security Board economist, will speak at 8:30 o’clock tonight at the Jewish Com munity Center on "Why a Social Se curity Program.” His talk will be followed by a round table discussion by the Open Court Club. Maurice Samuel, traveler and lec turer, who was an eyewitness to Pal estinian riots, . will address the Na tional Jewish Forum at 8:30 pjn. Sun day on “The Inside 8tory Behind the Jewlsh-Arab Conflict in Pales tine.” - n CARDINAL PACELLI DUE HERE IODAY Papal Secretary of State Expected to Arrive at 7:30 This Evening. | Washington today awaited the ar rival of Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli. first papal secretary of state to visit the United States. During his brief stay in the Capi tal, which church leaders say has no diplomatic significance at this time, the prelate will be the guest of Most Rev. Amleto Cicognani, apostolic dele gate to the United States. Not since the visit of Cardinal Mercier of Bel gium has the coming of a ranking churchman to Washington created so much interest among persons of all religious faiths. Cardinal Pacelli is expected to re turn to New York City tomorrow eve ning after a busy round of visits, in cluding trips to Catholic and George town Universities. He will receive an honorary degree at the latter institu tion. Will Inspect Cathedral. It had been announced that Cardinal Pacelli would arrive by train at 7:30 pm., but other plans changed this schedule. He is to stop over in Balti more during the afternoon to visit Archbishop Michael J. Curley and in spect the Cathedral. Then he will motor to Washington at an hour that is not yet determined. It was expected, however, he would arrive in time for a dinner arranged for him at the Apos tolic Delegation House, 1811 Biltmore street, at 8:30 p.m. Starting out early tomorrow, he will visit Catholic University at 9:30 o’clock to address the faculty and student body at a reception in the gymnasium. Archbishop Curley, who is chancellor of the university, and many other Catholic dignitaries will greet him. All the religious houses of study affili ated with the university will take part in the reception. men win ioiiow swiii trips to ine Library of Congress, the National Catholic Welfare Conference, at 1312 Massachusetts avenue, and the Na tional Press Club, where Cardinal Pa celli will be guest of honor at a special luncheon to meet newspaper corre spondents of Washington. He will make an address. To Go to Mount Vernon. During the afternoon, the church man will make a pilgrimage to Mount Vernon to pay his respects at the tomb of George Washington. On his return to the city, he will attend an academic ceremony at Georgetown University, founded in 1789 by John Carroll, first archbishop of Baltimore. Very Rev. Arthur A. O’Leary, S. J., president, will bestow on him the degree of doctor of canon and civil laws and Cardinal Pacelli will make a brief address to the assembled faculty and student body. A reception to which a few special guests have been invited will follow in the Hall of the Cardinals, after which the prelate Is expected to depart from the city. He is being accompanied to Wash ington by Commendatore Enrico Ga leazzi, his secretary, who is the repre sentative of the Knights of Columbus in Rome. PLAN DRAFTING BEGUN FOR ANACOSTIA SPAN Drafting of a tentative plan for the construction of a proposed new bridge over the Anacostia River, to replace the old Pennsylvania avenue span, was started yesterday under an agree ment between the Commissioners and the engineering firm of Parsons, Klapp, BrinckerhofI & Douglas of New York. The firm will prepare tentative sketches of five types of bridges, from which the Commissioners will select one, for which they will ask Con gress for funds for the work. Copgress Included in the District appropriation act tor this year an item of 125,000 for the drafting of plans. f • Fourth Hearing on Flood Control Is Conducted at Luke, Md. LOCATED AT JUNCTION OF MOUNTAIN STREAMS Narrowing of North Branch by Paper Companies Bring) Added Peril. BY LESTER INSKEEP, Staff Correspondent of ".'he Star. LUKE, Md., October 21.—Walled In by swllt mountain streams the towns of Luke, Piedmont and Westernport are subject to swilt inundations and as quick recession of flood waters, according to detailed information pre sented here yesterday to Acting Dis trict Engineer W. J. Matteson and his assistants during the fourth of a series of flood control hearings authorized by the last Congress. This section escaped the worst of the flood of 1936, but due to vast dev astation from the 1924 flood has al ready proceeded with safeguards which aided in the more recent flood. Had the rains been as high above here as they were below, however, the concrete walls already constructed would have been Insufficient in height • to save the towns from widespread destruction. Federal officials were told. Little warning oi riom Of the four communities in the Potomac River Basin in which hear ings have been held, this faces the greatest danger from sudden floods. Located at the junction of the North Branch and Savage Rivers, with Georges Creek slightly below, all of which flow swiftly from the mountain passes, the people here have little warning. Consequently they must be protected at all times, Lieut. Matteson was told by Mayor D. M. Mellor of Piedmont, only one of the three towns located in West Virginia, and S. W. Widmer, engineer for the town of Westernport and the West Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. Large portions of each of the three towns have encroached upon the ba sins of the streams and are subject to damage from sudden rises in the water. An added peril is in the nar rowing of the North Branch by the paper company. These are conditions, it was said, which eflect the current of the river as far as Washington, adding to the ever-increasing danger from floods in the National Capital Losses from the 1924 flood here amounted in the towns and paper plant to $750,000. Since that time nearly $250,000 has been spent or au thorized in the construction of retain ing walls. In Piedmont, however, the work has not been completed, hence there are gaps through which the wa ter flows, to be imprisoned within the town and covering approximately 50 per cent of the assessed valuation. Retaining Wall Cost $11,50$. H. K. Marshall, superintendent of the Shall Marr Mining Co., said the 1924 flood washed away the railroad siding and other improvements. Con i sequently, the company replaced these at a cost of $35,000 and then built a retaining wall, at a cost of $11,500. This year’s flood washed away the retaining wall and all of the improve ments. Owen Hutchins of the Upper Potomac River Board said the pro posed Savage River Dam, the survey for which has been provided for by a $20,000 Federal appropriation will be of benefit in retarding flood waters and will also provide a valuable reservoir for water needed in this vicinity dur ing dry spells. Widmer and others expressed the opinion more can be done here by removing large boulders from the stream and using them for wall con struction, thus accomplishing a dredg ing and building project in one. Reports of losses and recommenda tions for flood Control projects were the most complete yet received by Federal officials during their pre liminary survey. VIADUCT ORDERED ON NEW YORK AVE. Commissioners Allow B. & 0. and Pennsy Subsidiary Two Years. Orders for construction of a bridge over the railroad tracks along New York avenue northeast, to provide a connection with Brentwood road and T street northeast, were served today by the Commissioners on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Rail road. The work must be completed with in two years of the date of the order, under the terms of an act of Con gress approved in August, 1935. The Commissioners gave the companies nine months in which to file plans and specifications. Completion of the viaduct will bring into service the second traffic crossing ordered by Congress after many years of agitation by residents of the Northeast section. The first develop ment. an underpass, now is nearing completion on a location near the lines of Montana avenue and Eight eenth street northeast, but will not be open to the public until Spring. The bridge will cross over New York avenue and eventually will have connections with extensions of Sixth street and Mount Olivet road. Also, there will be "cloverleaf" roadway connections from the south to New York avenue so northbound traffic from either Sixth street or Mount Olivet road may swing into New York avenue either to the right or left. In addition, the bridge will have lat erals connecting with New York ave nue at grade level so southbound traf fic over the span may go directly to New York avenue.