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GENERAL
NEWS
SPORTS
PAGES 4 TO 7
WASHINGTON, D. C., MARCH 27, 1938.
IS DUE TOMORROW
ON REVENUE BILE
Big Surplus in District Funds
or Balanced Budget at
Issue.
, OPPOSITION IS SEEN
TO HIGHER BEER LEVY
« -
Drafters Hope to Get Tax Measure
Before House Committee
Wednesday.
By JAMES E. CHINN.
A definite decision is expected to
be reached tomorrow by the Fiscal
Affairs Subcommittee of the House
District Committee whether the 1939
revenue bill should build up a big
surplus in municipal funds, or be
fashioned to cover only the antici
pated budget deficit of $3,700,000.
If the subcommittee decides to con
tinue the present $1.75 real estate
tax rate and adopts proposals to levy
ft local tax of $1 a barrel on beer
and increase the present tax on hard
liquor from 50 cents to $1 a gallon,
it is estimated the bill would yield
about $6,600,000 in additional revenue.
Several members of the subcom
mittee are understood to be definitely
opposed to recommending a tax pro
program that would produce more
than is necessary to keep the District
out of the red. For that reason some
opposition to the beer tax and the
higher liquor levy is expected.
Estimates Tabulated.
The Washington Board of Trade
has told the subcommittee a $1.70
real estate tax rate, coupled with the
proposed beer and increased liquor
taxes would raise sufficient revenue
to balance the budget, making un
necessary the introduction of an in
come tax. The subcommittee, how
ever, has definitely voted to retain
i the income tax section in the bill.
Estimates given the subcommittee
show the various tax plans it has
under consideration will produce the
following additional revenue:
1. Income tax (less credits
■ for intangible tax pay
ments) -$2,000,000
2. Doubling the hard-liq
uor tax- _ 1,200.000
1. Continuation of $1.75
real estate tax rate __ 3,000,000
4. Tax of $1 a barrel on
heer . 400,000
Total.$6,600,000
Seeks to Rush Final Draft.
If the beer and increased liquor
taxes are written into the bill there
1s a likelihood the real estate tax
rate may be reduced to hold down
the now prospective surplus of $2,
900,000. Chairman Nichols feels a
$1.60 real estate tax, on the basis of
the estimates, would be more than
adequate to balance the 1939 budget
If all the other tax plans are put into
effect.
It is the aim of Mr. Nichols to whip
the tax bill into final shape at to
morrow’s meeting and have it ready
for consideration of the full District
Committee Wednesday.
Chairman Palmisano already has
predicted the full committee “will go
along” with the subcommittee’s final
program.
D. C. HORSE RACING
HEARINGS TO OPEN
Prominent Sportsmen Are Due to
A Appear to Indorse Sacks
Measure.
number of prominent sportsmen
gge expected to appear before the
Judiciary Subcommittee of the House
District Committee tomorrow to in
dorse the Sacks bill that would
legalize horse racing in Washington.
;^A hearing on the Sacks bill, as well
the Schulte crime-control bill, is
Mjheduled at 10:30 a m.
.; Chairman McGehee of the subcom
mittee said the Schulte bill would be
Considered first, since he did not
Anticipate much opposition. This
measure would make a life sentence
mandatory for armed robbery, with
parole possible only after 25 years’
imprisonment. Death in the electric
chair would be the penalty for the
second offense.
Some members of the subcommittee
Are said to regard the bill as “too
drastic” and will attempt to have it
Amended.
Hearings on the racing bill prob
Ably will last for several days. Rep
resentative Sacks, Democrat, of
Pennsylvania, its sponsor, said a num
. ber of witnesses desired to testify both
for and against the measure. The
proponents will be heard first.
r BAND CONCERT
By the Navy Band at 2 p.m. tomor
row in the sail loft, Navy Yard, Lt.
Charles Benter, leader; Alexander
Morris, assistant leader.
Program.
March, "Golden Jubilee”_Williams
Overture, "Benvenuto Cellini,”
Berlioz
Solo for cornet, "The Lost Chord,”
Sullivan
Musician Oscar Short.
Hymn, "Tell Me the Old, Old Story,”
Doane
Son*. “Good Night”-Mrs. Gillett
"Bourree,” from the “B Minor
Partita for Violin Solo”.Bach
Solo for baritone, “King Carnival,”
Kryl
Musician Harold Brasch.
March, “Kings on Parade”...Walters
Waltzes from “Die Fledermaus,”
Strauss
Solo for violin, “Dance Zigane,”
Nachez
Musician Bernard Rosenthal.
Grand marche, “Militaire Francaise,”
Saint-Saens
Patrol, “Old South”_Zamecnik
March, “Elibbertigibbits”_Noack
‘‘Patrol of the Scouts”_Boccalarl
Spanish march, “A Bunch of Roses,”
r Chapi
r March, '“Oh Listen to the Band,”
Monkton
March, “Clribiribin”_Arr. by Alford
"The Star Spangled Banner.”
Some Camera Glimpses at Height of Cherry Blossom Display
(Story on Page A-l.) .
An amateur photographer, laden with equipment, takes
more pictures to add to the thousands already taken of the
cherry blossom display. Photo taken near Fourteenth
Street Flood Gate.
Landis Is Firm in Denial of
Having Beaten His
Estranged Wife.
James L. Landis, 23-year-old rookie
fireman, still firm in his denial that he
had beaten his estranged wife, Mrs.
Blanche Gertrude Landis, 22, with an
improvised sandbag and jagged stones,
was taken to police headquarters again
last night for a routine police line-up
and then was returned without further
questioning to the ninth precinct sta
tion to await a coroner's inquest at
11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Landis died at 4:30 a.m. yes
terday in Casualty Hospital of a frac
tured skull and multiple cuts received
in a furious attack on a lonely stretch
of Twenty-fourth street N.E. early
Thursday.
Further questioning of the fireman
by police yesterday morning failed to
shed new light on the case, Landis in
sisting his wife was injured when she
fell from his car.
Third Degree Denied.
Jean M. Boardman, one of the young
fireman's attorneys, told reporters a*
police headquarters, after he had been
ejected from a Homicide Squad room
where detectives were questioning his
client, that “they're giving him the
third degree to make him sign a con
fession.”
Third-degree tactics were denied,
however, by Capt. Ira E. Keck, acting
chief of detectives, who said Lftndis
was questioned briefly and returned
to his cell after refusing to add to his
previous statement.
Te denied Thursday that he had
struck his wife with the improvised
sand bag and bloody stones found near
her unconscious form, but admitted
having slipped from his station at
the fireboat to go to his wife’s house at
2014 Monroe street N.E. early Thurs
day.
Police said he claimed that while
riding in his car his wife jumped out
at Twenty-fourth street N.E. and
struck her head on a rear fender.
Held for Inquest.
Although Mrs. Landis remained al
most constantly in a coma since she
was taken to the hospital, police said
she once rallied sufficiently to mumble:
“Bring Jimmie in here so he can
see what he's done to me."
An all-night vigil at the bedside
of the dying woman by Detective
Sergt. Robert Barrett, in the hope
that she would enlarge on the state
ment, proved futile.
Landis was to have been arraigned
in Police Court yesterday on a charge
of assault with intent to kill, filed to
forestall a habeas corpus move by his
attorneys, but the proceeding was
cancelled following Mrs. Landis’
death. He is now being held for the
coroner's inquest.
■ "*■-•___
SUPPORT FOR PARK
PLEASES PLANNERS
Commission Gratified by Stand of
Northeast Citizens, Favoring
Anacostia Development.
Officials of the National Capital
Park and Planning Commission yes
terday expressed gratification over
support given by the Northeast Wash
ington Citizens’ Association to the
campaign to create a park in the
upper reaches of the Anacostia River.
This has been planned for several
years, under the Capper-Cramton
Park Purchase Act, but only recently
has Prince Georges County, Md„ ex
pressed a monetary interest In the
program.
The planners have received a letter
from Joseph Notes, secretary of the
association, and it is understood a
similar communication has been for
warded to the District Commissioners.
Mr. Notes informed the commission
that at the organization’s last meet
ing, held on March 14, a resolution
was adopted favoring development of
the upper reaches of the Anacostia
River by draining marsh lands for
park purposes.
The group also indorsed sentiment
expressed in an Evening Star editorial
on February 27 which recommended
the development of the area for park
purposes as against commercial pur
poses.
EASTERN 10 END
DOUBLEjSHIFTS
Completion of New Addition
to School to Return It
to Normal.
Six years of staggered classes and
double shifts for crowded Eastern High
School will end on or about April 25
wnen the 2,534 pupils and 101 teachers
will resume the normal school day
schedule, it was learned yesterday.
The return to normal schedule will
be made possible througii the comple
tion of the new 14-room addition at
the high school, which is expected to
be completed for inspection by the
Commissioners this week.
Meanwhile, according to Assistant
Principal T. J. Holmes, work is going
ahead on the new' gymnasium, comple
tion of which was delayed by labor
difficulties.
Because of cramped space and
mounting enrollments, the high school
went on a staggered shift in 1932. Part
of the students came at 9 a m. and
the balance at 11:30 a.m.
In the fall of 1935, according to Mr.
Holmes, it was felt necessary to go on
the straight double shift, the morning
group coming from 8:30 to 12:30 and
the afternoon group from 1 to 5 p.m.
Immediately schedule complications
arose because of the number of pupils
having jobs after school hours. The
school then made a survey of the em
ployed students and successfully
worked out the schedule problem.
According to Mr. Holmes, approxi
mately 300 pupils are now working
part-time jobs. These, he said, will
receive special schedule consideration
for the remander of the school year.
Only a few students who were working
mornings and attending afternoon
class will be affected, he said.
LAUGHLIfTisFREED
IN FORGERY CASE
District Court Jury Brings in
Verdict After 24 Hours of
Deliberation.
James J. Laughlin, Washington at
torney, was acquitted of charges of
forgery and uttering and larceny after
trust by a District Court jury yes
terday.
The jury returned its verdict to Trial
Justice Daniel W. O’Donoghue ap
proximately 24 hours after it had been
given the case. Justice O’Donoghue
called the jurors before him yesterday
morning and told them that if a mi
nority were either for acquittal or
conviction, they should give careful
consideration to the opinions of the
majority, since the law contemplates
that all cases shall result in a verdict
rather than a deadlock.
This charge is often given in cases
where jurors have Been unable to reach
an agreement after long deliberation.
The charges against Mr. Laughlin
grew out of complaints from clients.
This was his second trial, a previous
conviction having been set aside by
the United States Court of Appeals.
Woman Dies in Auto Wreck.
COVINGTON, Va„ March 26 (A5).—
Mrs. Ralph Weir of Hudson, Ohio,
was instantly killed today in the over
turning of her automobile near here.
The car skidded and left the highway.
Pour children, ranging in age from
9 to 17 years, escaped with minor
Injuries.
Last Case Heard
In Old Building
Of Police Court
Unceremoniously and without frills,
the last of thousands of cases tried
in the old Police Court Building dur
ing the last 31 years was dismissed by
Judge Edward M. Curran in the
United States branch yesterday.
The case concerned William H. Ford
of the 400 block of Sixteenth street
S.E., charged with assault on his
wife, Mrs. Blossom Ford, who claimed
he struck her in the lip purposely.
Mr. Ford said it was accidental. Judge
Curran dismissed the charge.
The first session in the new building
at Fifth and E streets N.W. will open
at 9 a m. tomorrow. The judges will
wear formal black robes, never worn
In the old building, when they pre
side in the future.
Part of the crowd on the South Flood Gate Bridge. Note brigade of
bicycles, the quickest means of travel during the cherry blossom, congestion.
Eleventh Precinct Boys’ Club
Claims ‘Twin’ Championship
Kenilworth Neighborhood Boasts Five
Sets—Steady Flow of Funds in
$75,000 Drive Reported.
The smallest unit in the Boys’ Club
of Metropolitan Police claims the un
official “twin" championship of the
club.
Out in the Kenilworth section the
almost 300 members of the Eleventh
Precinct Club, housed in the Kenil
worth Community Center, point with
pride to five sets of twins in the
neighborhood.
Not all of the twins are boys. While
the girls don’t enjoy club member
ship, they often join the boys at play
inside the clubrooms and outside on
the baseball diamond and basket ball
court.
There are three sets of boy twins in
the Eleventh Precinct Club, opened
on April 15, 1934, the second club in
the organization created by Maj.
Ernest W. Brown, superintendent of
police, for better boys and reduced
juvenile delinquency.
The oldest boy twins are Johnny
and Tommy Gibson, 18. Next come
Joseph and Ambrose Armstrong, 17.
Joseph was the first member of the
club, Ambrose the third. Their friends
have difficulty in deciding who Is who.
Bell Twins Youngest.
The youngest are Richard and Edgar
Bell, 9, who don’t look any too much
alike. The Bell family also has twin
girls, Ruth and Gertrude. 16. Joseph
and Freda Benson, 15, are the only
boy and girl twins.
Ambrose Armstrong and his com
paniqn. Norman Hill, 19. who was the
fifth boy to enroll in the club when it
was founded, took a thankful attitude
toward its benefits in a sidewalk inter
view on Kenilworth avenue N.E.
“It’s swell business,” commented
Ambrose. “It took us off the street—
and it keeps us in condition. Our
115-pound football team won the
Boys' Club championship last fall.
We’re real proud of that.”
Ambrose and Norman discussed with
great interest the current campaign to
raise $75,000 with which to maintain
and expand the Police Boys’ Club this
year. “We sure hope they get the
money,” the pioneer members agreed.
Earl Dunlap, once a famous football
star at Georgia Tech, and now with
the Federal Housing Administration,
is director of the club and coaches its
teams.
Meanwhile reports of men and wom
en volunteers working in the fund
drive reported a fairly steady trend of
contributions. Nearly $13,000 has been
received thus far, Maj. Robert A. Mc
Clure, U. S. A., vice president of the
Boys' Club. said. The campaign opened
a week ago and will continue until
April 9.
Gordon Hittenmark. news commen
tator of Station WRC, is conducting
his own drive to raise through State
societies here $5,000 with which to
build a recreation building at Camp
Ernest W. Brown, summer camp of
the Boys’ Club at Scotland. Md.
Mr. Hittenmark will sponsor the
“Dance of the States." to be held Itfby
16 in the main ballroom of the Willard
Hotel for the benefit of the recreation
building, which will be known as the
Hall of the States.
Meeting Called Wednesday.
Representatives of State societies will
meet in the Variety Club at the Wil
lard Wednesday at 8 p.m. to perfect
plans for the dance, which will in
clude one swing band and one “sweet"
band and a floor show by radio and
vaudeville stars.
Three groups thus far have pledged
co-operation, the New Jersey, Florida
and Minnesota State Societies.
Campaign group chairmen will meet
for lunch Tuesday noon at the Willard
to submit their reports of the past
week's business district canvass. Pa
trolmen will join them tomorrow in
soliciting private families.
Rabbi Abram Simon will be the
speaker at the Tuesday luncheon.
James E. Colliflower, president of the
Boys’ Club, will preside.
GEN. LYNCH TO SPEAK
.Infantry Chapter of Reserve
Officers Meet Wednesday.
Maj. Gen. George A. Lynch, chief
of Infantry, and members of the
House Military' Affairs Committee
will be guests of the Infantry Chap
ter of the Reserve Officers’ Associa
tion at a meeting at 8 p.m. Wednes
day in the ^Hayloft, Thomas Circle.
Gen Lynch is expected to discuss
recent developments in organization
and equipping of the American In
fantry, in the light of thei present
world situation.
Judge Leaves Old ‘Home’
Ralph Given, jr., deputy, clerk (left), and Judge John P.
McMahon shown cleaning out the judge’s old quarters in the
old Police Court Building preparatory to moving to the new one.
—Star Staff Photo.
Blossoms burst from the trunk of a tree. Diane
Fowkes, 10, of 1628 E street N.E. examines the blooms.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Fowkes.
—Star Staff Photos.
Frederic A. Delano Believes
Consolidation Plan Can
Be Worked Out.
Considerable progress has been
made in the development of a well
organized recreation system for the
National Capital by land acquisition
and improvement programs m recent
years, Frederic A. Delano, chairman
of the National Capital Park and
Planning Commission, said yesterday,
adding that "the single phase of this
entire development that to date has
been the most difficult in which to
make progress is the operative phase.’'
In principle, Mr. Delano favors the
measure recently introduced by
Chairman King of the Senate Dis
trict Committee and now pending
before that committee. In an effort
to unify recreation activities, the bill
would set up a board consisting of tne
District Commissioners having charge
of public welfare, the superintendent
of schools, the superintendent of the
National Capital Parks, the chairman
of the National Capital Park and
Planning Commission and a citizen
of the District to be named by the
Commissioners for a term of three
years.
Scheme Worked Elsewhere.
“Very many cities, including Chi
cago, have gone through the same
experiences as we are trying to solve
in Washington, to wit, where the
park commissioners having to do with
large parks, the recreation centers
and the public school system, each
is attempting to deal with the play
ground facilities for the entire city,”
he declared, "but in spite of the
many arguments against combining
these .facilities, a scheme of co-or
dination of all recreation facilities
has been worked out elsewhere.
“I can't for a minute admit that it
is not possible to work it. out in
Washington, and if it does not work
out, it will be due to failure to prop
erly appreciate the public interest.
“The proper course to take, it seems
to me, is to set up a permanent com
mission, representing the three or
more interests involved, to act as a
board of directors, which would meet
at stated intervals in the conduct of
affairs.
Must Have Co-operation.
“I feel very strongly that we can
not solve this problem unless there
is a real and honest disposition on the
part of the three interests involved to
co-operate to the best interests of the
public in general.”
Recalling that a committee in 1930,
set up with the aid of the National
Capital Park and Planning Commis
sion, recommended that the entire
recreational system in Washington
be operated by “a single administra
tive agency,” Mr. Delano observed
that this recommendation has never
been carried out.
“The interest of the Planning Com
mission in this matter is now, as it has
been from the beginning, in aiding in
every way possible the development
of a comprehensive and unified recrea
tion system for the District of Co
lumbia.”
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BANDIT GETS $337
AT APOLLO THEATER
Forces Assistant Manager to
Hand Over Receipts as
Patrons Pass By.
A young armed bandit last night
walked into the Apollo Theater, .624
H street N.E., and. as moviegoers
passed in and out of the foyer, robbed
the assistant manager of $337.
The money stolen represented nearly
all the night’s receipts, according to
James Conner, assistant manager, who
was in charge at the time. Mr.
Conner told police the bandit walked
into his office when he answered a
knock and told him to hand over a
small canvas bag which held the
money. The thief walked from the
theater and then broke into a run
and escaped down a dark alley, Mr.
Conner said.
The man was described as being
about 25 years old, of dark complexion,
and wearing a dark gray hat, suede
jacket and gray trousers. He also
had a small mustache.
Winthrop, Mitchell & Co.
and Harriman & Keech
Take Former Name.
Plans for merger of the New York
Stock Exchange firms of Winthrop,
Mitchell & Co. and Harriman &
Keech, with dissolution of the latter,
will place Maj. Ferry K. Heath, one
of the resident partners of Harri
man & Keech, as resident partner
in charge of the firm of Winthrop.
Mitchell & Co. here, it was announced
late yesterday.
Thomas P. Trewett, jr., also of
Harriman & Keech. will come over
with Maj. Heath to the other firm
here, it was said. Liquidation of Har
riman & Keech is scheduled for April
15, it was said.
George A. Garrett, another resi
dent partner of Harriman & Keech
in Washington, had not yet announced
his plans last night nor those of his
associates in the firm.
From New York City came the
statement that five partners of Har
riman & Keech will enter the other
firm as members: Henry W. Bull,
Maj. Heath, William J. Cunningham
and George F. Brennan, members of
the New York Stock Exchange, and
Malcolm S. McConihe, jr.
In addition, it was announced that
the following other individuals now
with Harriman & Keech will be asso
ciated W'ith Winthrop Mitchell & Co.
at the offices indicated: New York,
Edwin S. Morgan, J. E. SCheffmeyer
Harold J. Tucker and George C. Whit
ney; New York-Biltmore, Everett Z
Dator, John F. Kayler and C. B. Rice;
Wilmington, William G. Jones, jr.;
Hugh R. Morrison, C. C. Cecil and
John W. Springer.
One of the two offices here will be
abandoned, but it could not be learned
last night which will be retained, the
Winthrop Mitchell & Co., or Harri
man & Keech, both of which are on
Fifteenth street in the financial dis
trict. Each is equipped with a tele
register board.
PULITZER WINNER
TAKES UP WORK HERE
Audrey Wurdemann Will Act as
Secretary to Husband
Poetry Consultant.
Mrs. Joseph Auslander, known in
the literary world as Audrey Wurde
mann, is coming here to work in the
Library of Congress, where her grand
father worked for 22 years.
She arrived several days ago to act
as secretary for her husband. Dr.
Joseph Ausland
er, consultant of
poetry at the Li
brary. John
Wurdemann, her
grandfather, was
captain of the
watch there from
1897 until his
death, in 1919.
Mrs. A inland
er. whose book of
verse, ‘‘Bright
Ambush,” won
the Pulitzer
poetry prize, not
only will be a sec
retary, but will
Mrs. Anslander.
have full charge of the Library’s
poetry section when her husband
leaves on a lecture tour in the near
future.
Mrs. Auslander is not a stranger in
Washington, having lived here during
the World War, when her father, Dr.
H. V. Wurdemann, served in the
Army.
Mrs. Auslander’s recent poetic ef
fort, “Seven Sins.” written in two
episodes, was published in Esquire
Magazine. Her other books of verse
include “Splendor in the Grass” and
“The Mulberry Bush.” She has con
tributed articles to Scribners, Satur
day Review of Literature, Harpers,
New Yorker, Forum, North' American
Reviews Ladies’ Home Journal and
others.
Pupils to Stage Show.
A benefit amateur show will be
staged by 79 Chevy Chase (Md.) ele
mentary school children at Lei and
Junior High School April 1 at 7:45
p.m. Proceeds will be used to buy
uniforms for the school band.
PARKWAY AWAITS
VOTING OF S9LOOO
SUM BY ARLINGTON
Allocation Will Give the
County a $1,000,000 Road
at No Added Cost.
KEY AND MEMORIAL
BRIDGE LINK PLANNED
State Would Furnish Fund Equal
to Municipality and U. S. Would
Contribute $900,000.
Opportunity knocks at the1 door of
Arlington County whereby this magi
cally-growing section of the Old
Dominion, by prompt and favorable
action of the County Board, may
realize the traffic and recreational
benefits of a $1,000,000 parkway devel
opment at a cost to itself of only
$50,000, spread out, if necessary, over
a payment period of two years.
Such an offer of ‘'easy money"
would seem suspicious blit for the
fact that the Federal Government and
the Virginia State Legislature are its
guarantors.
The proposed development, for
which the Virginia Legislature recently
voted $50,000 to be matched by Arling
ton County, is the extension of a
second link of the George Washington
Memorial Parkway up the beautiful
natural Spout Run Valley to connect
with the congested Lee highway and
make a quicker approach to Washing
ton. Essential links of the parkway
likewise would connect with Larcom
lane and the Old Dominion road for
the convenience of traffic.
As soon as the Arlington County
Board votes the necessary $50,000,
the Federal Government will imme
diately turn over $100,000 to match
the sums appropriated by the County
and Legislature. This would make
$200,000 available for the acquisition
of the land along the river and Spout
Run.
Benefit to Communities.
But the Federal Government, !t was
said, would not stop there. It would
be obligated to spend an additional
$800,000 for the construction and
development of the Spout Run park
way, a project entirely within Arling
ton County and benefiting chiefly the
surrounding property and the hun
dreds of daily commuters to Wash
ington.
Thus Virginia and Arlington County
by an investment of $100,000 would
be in a position to derive the advan
tages of $900,000 in improvements of
a greatly needed character provided
entirely by the Federal Government.
Important civic groups in Arlington
County, realizing the benefit of th<»
development, are hopeful that the
County Board will not let this bar
gain opportunity fail this year. Unless
the funds are approved before April 1
they claim, there is little or no chance
of action before the final budget is
fixed for the next fiscal year.
For that reason the Arlington
County Civic Federation, the Arling
ton County Planning Commission and
other groups are hopeful approval
will be forthcoming before it is too
late.
State Made Sacrifice.
There is another urgent reason,
they said, why the Legislature atid
Gov. James H. Price would like to
see the County Board take favorable
action at this time.
The Budget Committee of the Leg
islature deliberate^ sacrificed mak
ing a $50,000 appropriation to adver
tise the State’s businesss and natural
resources at the New York World’s
Fair next year in order to afford
Arlington County the greater and
more lasting benefits of the proposed
parkway.
In the event the County Board now
fails to provide the necessary funds
tne State, it was claimed, stands to
lose the sum it might otherwise have
had for the World's Fair.
To fail at this time Arlington
County would simply be “throwing
away a great opportunity,” said
Christopher B. Garnett, chairman of
the County Planning Board, and Mrs.
Florence Cannon, chairman of the
Committee on Parks, Planning and
Zoning for the county’s Civic Feder
ation. Both have been diligent in
trying to secure the funds.
“In the first place," said Mr. Gar
(See PARKWAY. Page B-2.)
FIVE ARE INJURED
IN AUTO ACCIDENTS
Girl, 8, Near Death After Running
Into Car—Pedestrian Hurt as
2 Machines Collide.
Five persons were injured, one crit
ically, in traffic accidents here late
yesterday and last night.
Vermel Armstrong, 8, colored. 124?
K street S.E., was near death at
Casualty Hospital with her windpipe
punctured by the door handle of an
automobile which she ran into while
playing in front of her home. Police
said the car was operated by George
T. McCrea, 25, of 906 G street S.W.
A collision between an automobile
operated by Leroy Branch, 23, col
ored, 84 I street S.W., and a truck,
driven by Charlie Duncan, 39, also
colored, 113 K.street S.W., resulted
in injuries to the truck driver and a
pedestrian who was struck by one of
the colliding machines. Duncan was
treated at Providence Hospital for a
fractured arm.
The pedestrian. Branch L. Williams,
Jr., 19, colored, 911 Second street
S.W., was treated at Providence for
face cuts and a possible brain con
cussion. His condition is undeter
mined.
Horace C. Kellar, 4, of 116 Twelfth
street N.E.. received a fractured leg
when struck by a car near his home.
He was treated at Casualty.
A car, said by police to be driven
by John T. Graham of 2514 Massa
chusetts avenue N.W., an employe at
the Japanese Embassy, struck Kate
Walker, 33. colored, 1602 Fourth street
N.W., at Massachusetts and Wiscon
sin avenues N.W. The woman was
treated at Georgetown Hospital for
arm injuries.

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