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Witness to Appear Against
Leaders of $50,000,000
Policy Ring.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Oct. 30.—Alexander
Pompez was ordered held in $1,000
bail today at the request of Special
Rackets Prosecutor Thomas E. Detvey
as a material witness against leaders
of a $50,000,000 policy ring.
Nine months a fugitive in Mexico,
* Pompez. a swarthy, heavily built mau
of 47, returned here voluntarily after
suddenly deciding to abandon efforts
to resist extradition. He was shackled
to two detectives when he arrived this
morning with Livingston Goddard, one
of Dewey's assistants, who joined the
party in St. Louis.
Pompez was named in three indict
ments charging extortion and opera
tion of a policy racket.
•'The background of this case starts
In 1931, when the policy racket, op
erated by well over 100 bankers, was
taken over by the late Dutch Schultz
to the accompaniment of extortion,
beatings, kidnapings and other
crimes,” Dewey said. “Having done
that, each banker became a minor
partner and servant of the Schultz
Dewey said he was not after “the
small fry” but "gangsters, gunmen
and their leaders in this racket.”
Pompez and his partner, Joseph
M. Isen, escaped arrest by a few
minutes last January 15. when a raiJ
by Dewey's office resulted in the ar
rest of 75 persons. Isen was brougnt
back from France, and he and the 75
arrested, Dewey said, are material
He told the court Pompez waived ex
tradition and agreed to become a "wit
ness for the people in the same man
ner as Isen."
Counsel for Pompez announced ac
ceptance of a promise by Dewey to
have the defendant “continuously pro- '
tected by special policemen."
The 59-year-old scion of a
famous Dutch family that
once owned a large part of
Manhattan Island is reported
to have disappeared while
sailing alone toward the
Azores. He had lived as a
semi-recluse in Miami for 14
years. —A. P. Photo.
Democratic Women to Hear Coun
sel for Bituminous Commission.
John Carson, former newspaper cor
respondent and at present consumers’
counsel of the Bituminous Coal Com
mission, will discuss current events at
a luncheon meeting of the Woman’s
National Democratic Club at 12:30
p.m. tomorrow in the clubhouse, 1526
New Hampshire avenue N.W. Mrs.
Robert E. Nelson will speak ^t a
meeting of the Education Committee
at 11 ft.in. Thursday, it was an
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leal building on that corner. Beneath
the store will be the drugroom for hos
pital supplies, 0|)erated by the drug j
firm under the supervision of hospital ;
authorities. The present drug store at [
Nineteenth and I streets will continue i
under Maxwell & Tennyson at the I
same place.
Connecting the two medical build- i
lngs on either side, owned and oper- j
ated also by physicians, dentists and I
affiliated professions, a ground-floor j
passageway will run from Eighteenth ;
to Nineteenth streets, through the
hospital in the middle. The three ;
Structures are to use a single telephone I
system and central heating plant.
Ambulance Facilities Provided.
Ambulance facilities are provided in
the rear of the first floor so that
patients can be transferred either to
an emergency room or through a spe
cial passage to the stretcher elevators,
without passing through another cor
ridor. The first floor will include
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8 large lobby, waiting room, the busi
ness quarters, consultation and record
rooms, and the doctors’ library.
Changes have been made in plans
for the front of the hospital, so as
to give the institution an appearance
in architectural harmony with, but
distinctly different from the adja- j
cent medical buildings. Pilasters will j
be in front of the hospital, betw'een j
the rows of large windows. The ]
front part of the hospital will be
10 stories in height, while a so-called
"stem,” or wing, running northward
to the rear, will be six or seven
stories, with construction arranged to
extend it to 10 stories in the future, j
Light without windows will enter j
the operating rooms through use of
"glass brick.” These operating rooms
start on the second floor, where there
will be four major operating rooms,
completely air-conditioned, two of
which will extend two stories in height
with ceilings running to the top of i
the third story. One of tlie.se will i
have a gallery on the third floor
from which special visitors can wit
ness operations below.
Private Rooms for Mothers.
Mothers may stay all night with
their sick children in the pediatric
wards and private rooms on the third
floor, under special arrangements al
ready in the plans.
Other operating rooms especially for
operations on the eye, the nose and
throat, and cystoscopie work are to
be located on the fourth floor.
Private rooms and wards for pa
tients numbering from two up will be
located on the I street front of the
building, above the first floor, and in
the north "stem" of the building, above
the sixth floor.
On the roof it is planned to have a
glass-inclosed solarium for convales
cent patients and also open deck
courts inclosed by high parapet.
Construction of the new hospital,
for which plans are complete, prob
ably will get under way shortly after
the first of the new year, although,
under contract, occupants of the prop
erty have until March to vacate. The
occupants are the Friends Meeting and
Sidwell Friends’ School. The school
is constructing new facilities on its
Wisconsin avenue property, and under
present plans, it is understood, will
move during the Christmas holidays,
Conferences are held virtually every
week end between officials of Doctors
Hospital, headed by Dr. Charles Stan
ley White, president; Dr. Hunter and
others, with representatives of Fran
cisco & Jacobus of New York, engi
neers and architects, and with Lee
Paschall of Richmond, Va„ the con
tractor, who is to build the hospital.
The contract, it is understood, calls
for a structure costing about $1,250,
000 equipped. The architectural firm
has been represented here by LeRoy
Q. Ferry and A. L. R. Francisco.
Labor for the actual work on the
building, it is understood, will be ob
tained entirely here in Washington.
Dancing Class Is Started.
Plans Speeded for
Other Courses.
The Federal Workers’ School, spon
sored by the United Federal Workers
of America, and offering a curriculum
ranging from tap dancing to higher
economics, will pick up speed at
headquarters, 532 Seventeenth street
N.W. the week of November 15, it
was announced yesterday.
The dancing class was launched
last week, and the rest of the course
will be available by midmonth.
An announcement said "the cur
riculum is based on a District-wide
questionnaire to determine what sub
jects appeal mostly to the Federal
Interior Department Local, No. 50,
is planning an intensive membership
campaign, starting tomorrow, when
a meeting will be held at 4:40 p.m.
in the auditorium of Old Interior
Building. The drive will go through
the department, the National Re
sources Committee and the Public
Works Administration.
Dr. Robert C. Weaver, adviser on
Negro affairs to the Secretary of
the Inferior, will be tomorrow’s
speaker, his talk being one of the
"Know Your Department” series.
The U. P. W.. affiliate of the C. I.
O., also is taking an active part in
the movement for a five-day week
in the Government. Following an
nouncement that President Roosevelt
had asked the Civil Service Com
mission to determine the cost of
this innovation, Jacob Baker, national
president of llie U. F. W., announced
yesterday its research staff had been
offered for tiie survey. Baker will
speak over WJSV in behalf of the
plan at 6:45 p.m. November s'.
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Granted a sabbatical year by
Georgetown University, Dr. Hugh J.
Frgan, assistant dean and professor
of law, is engaging in research work
and special studies at Oxford Uni
versity, England.
He informed officials at the law
school here last week that he has
entered Oxford to take courses in
Roman law and the history of English
law. He is particularly interested in
the latter course, having taught a
similar one at Georgetown for sev
eral years. In addition, he wrote, he
Is doing research work at the Bodloian
While at Oxford. Dr. Fegan has
taken up residence in Campion Hall.
This is the residence hall for most of
the Catholic students, especially ec
clesiastics, who are attending Oxford.
A native of Washington, Dr. Fe
gan obtained his college and legal
degrees from Georgetown and followed
with a Ph. D. degree. A few years
ago he was made an honorary LL. D.
of Mount St. Mary’s College.
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