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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, December 15, 1937, Image 18

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Roosevelt and Surgeon General
of Navy Confer on $5,000,000
President Roosevelt has a general
Idea of the type of building he wants
for the new Naval Hospital, although
no decision has been reached yet as
to the location.
Following a conference with Surg.
Gen. Rossiter of the Navy yesterday,
the President said, they have agreed
on what 1s described as a vertical
building rather than the so-called
horizontal type. This would mean a
rather tall central building, >in which
would be located the operating rooms,
kitchens and administration offices,
attached to which would be several
low buildings of the pavilion type
to house patients.
The President explained this ar
rangement would makp it possible in
time of war to add as many wings
as necessary to meet the situation.
The President said it is possible
that architects will be invited to
make a bid for drawing plans some
time in the. near future, despite the
fact that a site has not yet been
agreed on for this proposed $5,000,000
Miss Hilda Haslam of Crosby, Eng
land. traveled 7,000 miles to Capetown,
South Africa, to marry J. H. Koller,
an accountant.
G. M. Crosland, Retiring After
Nearly 50 Years of Service,
to Be Given Dinner.
George M. Crosland, assistant di
rector of the Bureau of Traffic of the
Interstate Commerce Commission,
who is retiring after almost half a
century of service In the I. C. C., will
be given a testimonial dinner by fellow
employes at the Willard Hotel next
Wednesday. , '
Mr. Crosland, who lives at 6914
Fifth street N.W., was appointed to
the stafT of the commission from
South Carolina in 1889. Seventy years
old, he is the senior employe of the
commission in point of service. Be
sides his position In the Bureau of
Traffic, Mr. Crosland is chief of the
section of tariffs and a member of
several boards, Including the Board
of Suspension.
For the last 30 years he has played ■
the chief role In the periodic revision
of the rules for publication of freight
and passenger tariffs on the railroads.
Lately he has been working toward
simplification of the freight tariffs.
Besides members and employes of
the commission, a number of railroad
officials are expected to be present
at the dinner.
Arrangements are being made by
a committee of employes of the Bu
reau of Traffic, headed by W. A. Myers
as chairman.
Egypt may establish a free eone for
the manufacture of cigarettes.
Medical Students May Make Ap
plication to Enter Army.
An examination of medical students
to qualify candidates for appointment
as first lieutenants in the Army Medi
cal Corps will be held next March 14,
it has been announced by the War
Department. t
The test is open to all male gradu
ates of acceptable medical schools who
have had one year's intemeshlp in
approved hospitals and who will not
be over S3 when the commission 1* >
Application blanks may be secured
by writing to the adjutant general,
War Department. Applications will
not be considered after February 38,
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