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DISTRICT RELIEF
PROBE REQUESTED
Brightwood Citizens Group
Put on Record for l\lo
Aid Increase.
A congressional investigation of ex
penditure of public funds for welfare
and relief in the District was urged
last night in a resolution adopted by
the Brightwood Citizens’ Association,
meeting in the Paul Junior High
School.
‘ In a lengthy discussion of relief
expenditures, proposals to increase the
sum recommended by the Budget Bu
reau in the current District bill met
with disapproval. It was charged that
many of those on relief are buying
or own automobiles and playing the
numbers racket on the side to make
additional money. Members of the
association felt, that such conditions
should be brought to light through an
investigation. The approved resolution
’ was presented by Howard A. Aaron
son.
A resolution by William McK. Clay
ton put the association on record to
the effect that the relief item of $900,
000 as passed by the House be ap
proved.
President Charles W. Ray appointed
the following committee to discuss
traffic matters with the District Sub
committee on Traffic: Elmer John
son. chairman: Mr. Clayton. George
R. Wilhelm. Samuel A. Swiggett and
Prof. L. J. Cantrell.
The association indorsed a pro
posal to adopt a flag for the District
as proposed by the Flag Committee of
the District of Columbia Daughters of
the American Revolution. Retention
of control of the public school play
grounds by the Board of Education
was indorsed by the association.
The association commended the ef
forts of Representative Collins of the
House District Committee in prohibit
ing the use of the old Tuberculosis
Hospital as a convalescent home for
patients from Galllnger Hospital and
also in securing provision for a peo
ple's counsel.
SAFETY MEETING HELD
Wharf Unit of Engineer District
Wins 1937 Award.
Employes of the Washington engi
neer district attended a safety meet
ing last night in Rock Creek Assembly
Hall. The District's wharf unit was
declared winner of its 1937 safety
contest for not having a reportable
injury in 60.000 man-hours of work.
Richard M. Ham. District safety
director of the American Automobile
Association, delivered a safety talk,
illustrated with motion pictures. Maj.
W. G. Luplow. Army engineer for the
District, wws in charge of the meet
ing. Music was furnished by Troop
No. 119. Boy Scouts of America.
RESIGNS G. 0. P. POST
Leo J. Casey Quits as Director of
Publicity.
Leo J. Casey has resigned as di
rector of publicity for the Republican
National Committee, a post he has
held for the past year and a half. He
became director shortly after the 1936
general election.
The resignation was announced yes
terday by Chairman John D. M. Ham
ilton. Mr. Casey will conduct his own
publicity agency here.
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SUMNERS WILL ADDRESS
LAW COLLEGE BANQUET
Miss Elizabeth M. Espey, Honor
Student of Junior Class,
Will Introduce Speaker.
Miss F.spey.
Chairman Sumners of the House
Judiciary Committee will be the guest
speaker at the 42d annual banquet of
the Washington College of Law at 7
o clock tonignt in
! the main ball
room of the May
flower Hotel.
He will be in
troduced by Miss
Elizabeth M.
Espey. honor stu
dent in the eve
ning division of
the junior class,
who has been
selected by the
faculty as toast
mistress for the
I evening.
Following the
dinner, a student
entertainment program will be pre
sented prior to the annual dance.
Members of the class of 1913 will com
memorate its 25th anniversary at the
banquet.
LINCOLN STAMP ASKED
BY COLLECTORS IN D. C.
No Current Issues Bear His Like
ness Which Was Used
From 1865 to 1933.
Washington stamp collectors today
appealed to President Roosevelt to
order the restoration of Abraham Lin
! coin to the postage stamp gallery of
his country.
The Civil War President was con
sistently represented in stamp designs
from 1865 to 1933. His portrait was
discontinued then, however, and no
stamps showing his countenance now
are available at any post office.
Alexander Ueland, 3900 Connecticut
avenue N.W., in a letter forwarded to
Mr. Roosevelt, asked that Lincoln
"again be shown in the current series."
STUDENTS’ BROADCAST
School, College Pupils Will Inter
l view "Julius Caesar" Cast.
Washington college and high school
students will take over the “Back
Stage" broadcast after the perform
ance of "Julius Caesar” in the National
Theater Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. to in
terview the cast.
Students from 18 institutions got
together yesterday at the La Fayette
Hotel to plan the event.
HELD IN GEM THEFT
Hotel Maid and Elevator Man Ac
cused of $1,200 Larceny.
BALTIMORE. Feb. 12 UP).—A hotel
maid and an elevator man were held
under $1,500 bail each today for
further hearing tomorrow on charges
of larceny of a $1,200 diamond*
studded platinum bracelet lost at a
dance by a debutante December 1R.
Mrs. Harold Money reported the loss
by her daughter, Miss Constance Fran
i chot. The bracelet was pawned yes
terday for $75 and the arrests followed.
Hel^ on Liquor Charge.
Police held two colored women on
charges of selling liquor without a
license and keeping liquor for sale
after a raid yesterday in the 1200
block of Six-and-a-half street N.W.
The women are Iretha E. Simms, 21,
■ of 1738 C street S.E. and Blanche
Johnson, 37. of 1214 Six-and-a-half
| street N.W. Two other prisoners were
released after questioning.
Nature’s Children
Boxwood
(Genus buxus).
By LILLIAN COX ATHEY.
TODAY we are delighted when
we come across an ancient
walk hedged by sturdy, deep
green, pungent boxwood. At
the end of the walk will be, more
than likely, a gracious home of Co
lonial design. Perhaps you may have
the experience I had a few weeks ago.
Right here in this city, on a side
Street that had recently been cut
through, was exposed to the view of I
driver or pedestrian whose eyes are
always seeking something connected
with nature, a large dark house with
ffreat clumps of old boxwood edging
a long narrow walk that led to the
porch steps.
It was a very rainy night and late.
To reach the walk now must be by
the back of the property, since the
front had been taken for a very wide
street and sidewalks. The house was
set on a hill. The winds must have
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sung through the heavy boxwood mil
lions of times, and carried into the
house the spicy, never-to-be-forgotten
Xragrance.
So we look up the background of
boxwood and find there are about 30
species and they are known as ever
green shrubs or small trees that range
in height from 3 to 25 feet, according
to age, climate and food. There are
several varieties that are planted for
borders in formal gardens. The spe
cies are from the mountains of Cen
tral and Eastern Asia, North Africa.
Southern Europe and also in the West
Indies and Central America.
Unfortunately, we have not been
gble to get the reliable data we wanted
THE CHEERFUL CHERUfi
In woods tke snow is
white end deep,
Through here, bhek trees
the cold wind's shout.
tke ground the
Flowers sleep —
I wonder whet
they drevm
%bout.
KTC—
on the first boxwood brought to this
country, though we have seen some
fine stories. This information will be
given later on some specific boxwood
with a famous background.
The boxwood, so called because of
its compactness, is a very slow-growing
evergreen. It has shining foliage and
very inconspicuous flowers. The hard
iest box grown in America is Buxus
japonica.
Propagation is by cuttings from ma
ture wood early in the autumn. The
cuttings are kept through the winter
in a cool greenhouse or under glass
protection in the garden. Where the
weather is more temperate, the cut
tings may be set out in a shady place
until they have taken hold and gotten
a root base to carry them through
another move to their more perma
nant home.
The age to which boxwood attains
runs into hundreds of years. There
are few more beautiful shrubs in the
world than the boxwood, voicing to
every beholder immortal life, courage,
strength and a perfume that brings
back memories and establishes hope
and determination. It does not t^ke
long for even a stranger to receive
something that is akin to a spiritual
message if he but go alone in an old
boxwood garden that is filled with
memories of the past, where still must
linger the unfulfilled hopes and as
pirations left there by those who loved
and planted the boxwood.
The wood of this shrub is in demand
for wood carving, wood engraving and
for such instruments as the clarinet
and flute. The texture of the wood
is hard, heavy, with a beautiful light
yellow color. It is exported mostly
from Spain, Portugal and Georgia.
(Copyright. 1P3S.)
Sonnysayings
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"I thought Baby was repentin’, but
her is only howlin' on account Ye
lost the collection pen*/ down Ye
drain!"
BODY MAY FOREGO
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Bituminous Commission
Considers Suspending All
Minimums Set.
By the Associated Press.
The National Bituminous Coal
Commission considered today whether
to suspend all minimum prices it has
set for the sale of soft coal.
The question arose because the Dis
trict of Columbia Court of Appeals
in a ruling yesterday suspended com
mission- fixed prices for railroad fuel
and f°r coal consumed by the city i
government of Cleveland.
Allan Coe, lawyer for the commis
sion's consumers’ counsel, said he
would ask the court to suspend the
entire schedule, unless the commis
sion took this action itself. It would
be ’'mainfestly unfair,” he said, to
preserve only some of the minimums.
The court suspended the price
schedules in the locomotive fuel and
Cleveland cases because public hear
ings were not held before the com
mission adopted them.
The court’s order will not neces
sarily change the prices now charged
for fue>, but it removed the Govern
ment-fixed price ''floor.”
Two operators. James D. Frances
of Southern West Virginia and :
Charles O'Neill of Central Penns.vl- j
vania, said they expected little or no j
change in prices within their areas. I
Constitutionality of the Guffey Coal
Control Act did not figure in the court '
ruling. , j
Bedtime Stories
Bv THORNTON W. BURGESS.
pETER writes in the snow the
stories of his own goings and
and comings. The foolish fellow will
travel about outside the dear Old
Briar-patch even when he leaves his
mark in soft snow with every hop he
makes. Any one who happens along
can tell just where Peter has been
and what he has been doing and
finally ran find out just where he is
merely by following his footprints jn
the snow. That is, you can if you are
acquainted with them and don't make
the mistake of reading them back
ward.
Some folks do, you know. Perhaps
Peter is aware of this and purposely
tries to fool them. I said perhaps, for
I suspect that he doesn't think any
thing about it r.nd doesn't know
that he fools them. You see, if he is
in anything of a hurry he goes by
jumps, and he plants those long hind
feet of his ahead of his front feet.
The front feet make two little dots
in the snow, and ahead of these are j
two parallel lines, the prints of those ,
long hind feet. Now usually we ex- i
pert the prints of front feet to be
ahead of the prints of the hind feet,
but in this rase it is just the other
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‘WHY AREN'T YOU ASLEEP?”
DEMANDED PETER BLUNTLY,
way about. So it really looks as if
Peter is traveling just the opposite
direction from the one he is going.
Sort of handy if he is trying to
get away from some one who doesn't ,
know how he runs, don't you think?
Peter had found the footprints of
Johnny Chuck and later had seen
Johnny on the doorstep of his home.
Johnny had been grumpy, quite up
set because he had been awakened
several weeks too soon from his deep,
winter sleep. He had remained out
only long enough for a look around,
then had retired to finish that in
terrupted sleep.
“I wonder,” said Peter, talking to
himself, "if any others among the
winter sleepers have been awakened
by this warm weather. I believe I’ll
look around."
No sooner said than off he ran,
lipperty, lipperty, lipperty, lip. Soon
he came to the old stonewall on the
edge of the Old Orchard. Almost at
once he found some small footprints
in the snow on the old wall. He
wasn’t sure who had made them.
Perhaps Chatterer the Red Squirrel
had made them. They looked much
like his.
"Probably they are his,” thought
Peter.
“It’s a nice warm day for this
time of year,” said a voice so close at
hand that Peter jumped. There was
Striped Chipmunk poking his head
out from between two stones of the
old wall.
Why aren t you asleep?” demand
ed Peter, bluntly.
‘‘Why should I be on such a nice
warm winter day as this? I needed a
little exercise and a bite to eat. I'll
go to sleep again and sleep all the
better for being awake this little spell,”
replied Striped Chipmunk.
Meanwhile Peter had spied some
other tracks along the foot of the old
wall. “I do believe Jimmy Skung has
been out,,” said Peter.
‘‘Of course. Why not? He passed
here just a little while ago on his
way over to Parmer Brown's. Said he
might pick up something to eat over
there, though goodness knows, he
doesn’t need it. He’s so fat now he
can hardly waddle," replied Striped
Chipmunk.
Prom the Old Orchard Peter went
over to the Green Forest, and whom
should he meet them but Bobby Coon.
“I thought that you were one of the
seven sleepers,” cried Peter.
Bobby grinned. ‘‘I am,” said he. “I
am, but this month I like to break my
slumber with a little exercise, and
this seemed to be a good time to do
it. There isn't much to eat.”
“No,” replied; Peter, “there isn't
much to eat." I
(Copyright. 1938.)
Legion Post Plans Dance.
ARLINGTON, Va., Peb. 12 (Spe
cial).—The Arlington Poet and the
auxiliary, American Legion, will hold
a George Washington’s birthday anni
versary ball at the Army and Navy
Country Club February 21, it was .an
nounced today ; by George P. Brennan
and Miss Mignbn Lundquist, jp-chair
men of the Arrangements cSnmtttee.
The Meyer OaVis Orchestra will play.
Woodward & lothrop
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Kasanova Cloves
by Aris
applaud the great chic of bright
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Gesture to Spring, "I am going your woy,"
with such exciting glove shades as plaster
pink, azure blue, cruise red, quail, cider or
sweet cherry as indisputable evidence. You
may have the first three shades in soft,
Kasanova doeskin—the others in beautiful
Kasanova suede. All in four-button pull-ons,
P. K. sewn and with the importantly durable
Boulton thumb.
Gloves, Aisle 18, First Floor.
Lily of France
New Duosette
fashions a lovely new
Spring figure for you
$|2 50
Trust the inspired Lily of Fronce
designers to know just how to turn
figure faults into the very newest,
slimmest, smoothest lines—the short
est way to chic. They do it with light
weight, durable English broadcloth
(cotton and rayon) and lovely cotton
lace.
Corsets, Third Floor.
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Lovely colors in charming lines,
the perfect Spring-timed
Pleated Frock for a
Shorter Woman
SI695
A skirt pleated for lyric movement and on
illusion of height, a "sunburst" of fagoting,
centered in a sparkling pin—a softly draped
bodice. These—in beautiful rose, aqua or
minuet blue rayon crepe. Sizes 14Vi to 22,/2.
Other pleated fashions, $16.95 to $29.95
Women's Dresses, Third Floor.
offers you, next week,
the regular $1 size
Masque Frappe
with every purchase of $2 or more regular
sizes of Dorothy Gray preparations.
Masque Frappe is a delightfully cooling and bracing
treatment. The basis of one of the most successful
treatments given in the Dorothy Gray Salon—refuses to
dry the skin and should be used as a regular part of
your systematic skin care to tighten loose skin—help
remove wrinkles.
Toiletries, Aisle 13, First Floor.
Madame Cnlbn.
Dorothy Gray's
Special Repre
sentative. will be
here, all next
week, to advise
you about skin
cure and new
fashions in make
up.
Miss Mello Meldram
will be here, Monday and Tuesday
to present
Art era ft.
Hosiery Harmonies
New flattering colors to wear with your new Spring
frocks—with Artcraft silk stockings' perfection of fit
that is so important with shorter skirts.
Artcraft’s “Feather Chiffon” Silk Stockings, pair $1.15
► A new three-thread Silk Stocking by Artcraft, pair $1
Hosiery, Aisle 19, First Floor.

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