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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, December 17, 1937, Image 43

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PLAN TO IMPROVE
AIRPORT OFFERED]
Business Men’s Association
Told Field Can Be Made
One of Best.
Washington Airport, now “one of
the poorest of the larger cities of the
country,” could be converted into one
of the finest by closing Military road
and adding part of the Arlington Ex
perimental Farm and the Boundary
Channel Lagoon to the field area, ac
cording to a report submitted to the
Federation of Business Men’s Associa
tions at a banquet meeting last night
in the Hamilton Hotel.
The report was made by Louis I.
I Obergh, who told the federation the
proposed changes would make avail
able an area of approximately 173
acres for airport use. The report ad
vocated removal of several small build
ings and two hangars on the Hoover
Field portion of the airport. It was
suggested that one of these hangars
be re-erected beside the railroad near
the Experimental Farm for use as a
garage and field maintenance build
ing.
This plan, Mr. Obergh reported,
would permit retention of the present
steel and concrete hangar and the
swimming pool and clubhouse and at
the same time make possible laying
out of two new 3.500-foot macadam
runways extending north and south
and northwest and southeast.
Road Construction Proposed.
The report proposed construction of
a public road around the east and
south sides of the airport to replace
Military road. The proposed construc
tion program, it was reported, would
be in keeping with policies of the
Federal Government.
Possibilities of Gravely Point and
Camp Springs. Md., as local airport
sites will be considered at the next
meeting of the federation, which will
be asked to consider final airport
recommendations to be offered by
Mr. Obergh's committee in February.
The Christmas spirit should be
spread throughout the year in the
Interests of needy youth, Herbert L.
Willett, jr., director of the Community
Chest, told the federation. He stressed
the inadequacy of the policy of lending
aid to the unfortunate at special sea
sons only and deplored the fact that
"our duty to help youth, the molder
of the future, is so soon and easily
forgotten with the passing of Christ
mass.’’
Peril of Laxity Cited.
"It is vital for one to care continu
_»cusly for youth through financial as
sistance and moral justice. To view
the appalling figures of criminal
ranks here as everywhere among
, youngsters is to realize the laxity of
mast citizens in providing rightful
advantages and opportunities for those
not so naturally equipped.”
Report Indorsed.
, A report on the Citizens’ Efficiency
Committee indorsing the proposals of
that group was adopted in its entirety
by the federation after presentation
by Theodore S. Grape, president. He
expressed hope that the recent "favor
able” comment of congressional legis
lative committees on District govern
ment would maintain their attitude
when the matter is presented officially.
Curtis E. McCalip, delegate to the
Criminal Justice Association, told of
the work of that body in furnishing
local courts with information pertain
ing to criminals and youthful delin
quents. He told of conditions In this
city which "explain the high per
centage of crime,” pointing out that
the greatest majority of offenses are
committed by those out on bond ball
and on parole. "Such typical in
stances as one offender appearing be
fore court 50 times in one year on
various charges the association hopes
to eradicate through the service
It renders to local courts."
t Wants Boys’ Bureau.
A proposal to establish a boys’ serv- |
loe bureau similar to the existing one \
for girls as a branch of the Police :
Department, was offered by Henry
J. Smith, chairman of the Traffic Com
mittee of the business men. Mr. Smith,
. pointing out the approval of Maj.
Ernest Brown, advocated that a spe
cial corps of officers be trained in a
college course specially established
end consider all cases of deliquency in
cluding those not on file. He em
phasized the necessity for strong back
ing of the proposal in order to estab
lish such a bureau.
Several revisions of by-laws were
adopted by the federation and con
siderations for adoption of an as
sociation emblem v. ere initially under
taken by Milton R. Vollmer, who is
In charge of the work. A prize award
was offered by Arthur Clarendon
Smith of the group for the designer
of the emblem ultimately accepted.
JOSEPH H. RICE DIES
OF RADIATOR BURNS
Patient at Gallinger, He Had
Fallen Asleep on Cover of
the Heater.
Joseph H. Rice, 37-year-old de
partment store employe, died in Gal
linger Hospital last night as a result
of burns received December 7, when
he fell asleep on the cover of a
radiator in the psychopathic ward,
where he had been under mental ob
aervation since November 30.
A certificate of accidental death
was issued today by Coroner A.
- Magruder MacDonald, who attributed
death to toxemia resulting from
the burns.
Mr.'Rice, who lived at 729 Gallatin
street N.W., had been adjudged insane
and was scheduled for transfer to
8t. Elizabeth’s Hospital yesterday,
according to Detective Lt. George E.
Darnall, chief of the homicide squad.
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"All in the Game"
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most popular:
A—Backgammon, in a leatherette carry
ing-case, is complete with board, dice,
"men," and collapsible dice cups. $7.50
Other Backgammon Sets, $5 to $30
B—Game Set presents roulette, back
gammon, dice, cards, cribbage, checkers, ||P
dominoes, and chess—enough to satisfy
everyone--$35 ^§P
Other Complete Game Sets, $35 to $100
C—Poker is better when its 200 unbreak
able chips and two decks of cards are
packed in a slide-fastened leather case.
$20
| Other Poker Sets, $5 to $25
Stationery, Aisle 6, First Floor.
V ' : * ' ';W. \ %
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