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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, December 22, 1937, Image 33

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Columbia Heights Forum Is
Told Dry Proviso .
Immediate legal steps to close all
liquor stores within the John Sherman
tract will be taken by the Citizens'
Forum of Columbia Heights, members
ot the forum were told last night at a
meeting in the library of Powell
Junior High School. A. M. Edwards
Informed the forum th .t the covenant
contained in the original deed of the
Sherman tract area from Eleventh to
Fourteenth streets N.W. and from
Florida avenue to Park road, prohibit
ing the manufacture or sale of spirit
ous liquor in buildings constructed
on these premises, had been upheld
by the District Court, and that all
liquor stores in the area could be
Forum members applauded Mr.
Edwards’ appeal to make Columbia
Heights ‘‘a place for self-respecting
families to come and raise their
"We will have one little spot, re
gardless of what the law may be,
where there will be no selling of
•piritous liquors," he said, referring
to the provisions of the "dry” cove
H. C. Phillips expressed the fear
khat, banished liquor stores would
resume operations on the west side
of Fourteenth street.
Dr. Lyman F. Kebler, forum pres
ident, spoke of the need for a new
girls’ club comparable to the boys'
clubs. Deploring the high percentage
of estranged girls in Washington, he
urged that the Community Center
consider increasing girls’ recreational
Miss Elizabeth K. Peeples of the
District Community Center Depart
ment told the group that steps are
now being taken to give girls as many
opportunities as boys in the Com
munity Center activities. She also
assured tjjem that any improvements
needed in Columbia Heights center will
be made, and that the Advisory Coun
cil will meet January 7.
The association heard opposition
to use of the old Upshur Street N.W.
hospital as a Gallinger maternity or
convalescence home as a danger to
lower property values. A more de
tailed report will be made at the next
meeting by Dr. C. J. Fernald, chair
man of Public Safety and Health
Mrs. Samuel E. Watkins was elected
& forum member.
Gifts for Loyalist Young Will Be
Received at Fete Friday at
Spanish Embassy.
Tha Christmas campaign for the
children of democratic Spain will
come to a close here with a party
at the Spanish Embassy from 2 to 5
p.m. Friday.
Gifts of medical supplies, soap,
canned goods, chocolate and clothing
from the children of Washington to
tha children of Spain will be re
ceived. Senora de los Rios, wife of
the Ambassador, and her daughter
will greet the guests. Children of
Spanish nationality are to attend in
native costume.
The embassy party is to be the
climax of a series of functions spon
sored by the Washington Friends of
Spanish Democracy under the Na-,
tion-wide leadership of the North
American Committee to Aid Spanish
Democracy, it was announced.
Empty stockings for the embassy
party are still available and may be
obtained at the headquarters of the
Washington Friends of Spanish
Democracy, 1410 H street, or at the
homes of Miss Peggy Duffy, 1640
Connecticut avenue N.W.; Mrs.
Thomas Y. Waite, 3511 Thirteenth
street N.W.; Mrs. Charles Putnam,
8200 Highland placce N.W., or Mrs.
Charles Weston, 4345 Hawthorne
Cfcreet N.W.
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