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AND SCOHCONFER ON G. HI DISPUTE Dr. Woodward Arrives and Takes Hand in Group Health Issue. DR. VIRGINIUS DABNEY TAKES OVER NEW POST Statement of United Federal Workers Backing Chest Is Welcomed by Director. The American Medical Association again entered the District Medical Society-Group Health Association controversy today following the ar rival here of Dr. William C. Wood ward. legislative representative of the A. M. A. and an avowed enemy of the G. H. A. Dr. Woodward conferred yesterday with Representative Scott, Democrat, of California, champion of G. H. A., w ho has included in his pending reso lution a proposal to inquire into ac tivities of the American Medical As sociation. His resolution is before the House Rules Committee. Although the American Medical Association has not recently showed its hand openly, it is firmly on record in opposition to Group Health Asso ciation. This position is outlined in a comprehensive statement from the Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legis lation. of which Dr. Woodward is the director. It first was printed in the October 2 Journal of the Medical Association, and later was reprinted and given wide distribution, in the form of a 23-page pamphlet. The Medical Association recently was charged by Senator Capper, Re publican, of Kansas with influence in a Nation-wide movement against voluntary group health associations. Shafer Opposes Scott Plan. Representative Scott's move to in clude the A. M. A. in the investiga tion has been opposed by Repre sentative Shafer, Republican, of Illi nois, who has praised the doctors for their "fine ideals," and attempted to have the investigation made in stead by the Subcommittee on Hos pitals and Welfare of the House District Committee, of which he is chairman. Meantime, Dr. Virginius Dabney, one of the chief surgeons at Episcopal Hospital, has taken over his new post as head of the Group Health Associa tion's ear, nose and throat depart ment of its clinic at 1328 I street, Herbert L. Willett, jr., director of the Community Chest, this morning ■welcomed a statement by the United Federal Workers of America support ing the Chest generally, despite at tempts of some G. H. A. members to cancel their subscriptions. Mr. Willett, who has insisted all along that the Chest takes no sides In the controversy, indicated the re quests of some G. H. A. members for cancellation of their Chest con tribution will be taken before the Executive Committee. No action can be taken by that committee, he said, until the return to the city of Coleman Jennings, president of the Chest. U. F. A. Statement. The U. F. A., in its new statement concerning the situation, said: "While the United Federal Work ers of America regrets very much that the Community Chest has not seen fit to disavow the anti-social prac tices of the hospitals that are benefi ciaries of the Chest, and who are act- ! ing in concert with the management of the District Medical Society to deny hospital privileges to thousands of Washington citizens, we do not feel the Chest as a whole should be pen alized because of the sins of one group of its beneficiaries. "All members of the United Federal Workers of America w-ho are sub scribers to the Community Chest are urged to pay their subscriptions promptly in the full amount pledged. If any subscriber specified that his funds were to go to a hospital, and he now wishes to change that, he can do that without cutting off his subscrip tion to the Chest. "We have today, for the second time, asked the Community Chest to take specific action in disavowal of the action of hospitals denying hos pital facilities to 6.000 Washington residents. The United Federal Work ers of America has also asked the hospitals and their Boards of Directors carefully to consider the serious prob lem being created by this denial of hospital privileges." Sees Congress Members. Dr. Woodward, who could not be reached today, was reported in re liable circles to. have interviewed sev eral members of Congress yesterday. The exact position taken by him now representing the A. M. A., has not been disclosed. The Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation, however, in its official statement attacking the Group Health Association, was unequivocal in its strong opposition to the movement. It attacked the principle of corporate practice of medicine and the quality of medical service such an organiza tion could render. *---• BANDIT BRANDISHES BLACKJACK IN FORAY Robber Using It Instead of Gun Gets $40 in Hold-up After Threatening Woman. Brandishing a blackjack instead of the customary gun, a young white bandit last night frightened the woman manager of a cleaning estab lishment into a back room while he robbed the store. Mrs. Marion Houlon. 26, of 1454 Park road N.W., manager of the Smith Cleaning & Dyeing Shop at 1527 Seventeenth street N.W., told police she was in the place alone when the bandit, whom she described as “athletic looking,” entered. Pulling a blackjack from his pocket, the bandit held it up for Mrs. Houlon to see and said, “I’ll split your skull if you don’t keep your mouth shut.” He told Mrs. Houlon, who is the mother of a 5-year-old daughter, to ,get In a back room and stay there. j The bandit then leaped over a wide «- counter, Mrs. Houlon said, and robbed ^ cash register of about $40. _Cats and Mice Doing 4Lovely’ in Joint Show—in Separate Rooms, That Is Everything is just lovely” at Washington’s first cat and mouse show, which opened at 10 a.m. today, according to Miss Mary E. Hantzmon, inanager of the joint exhibition of the ancient enemies. Maybe that’s because the cats—such as these champion Chinchillas, photographed with Marian Trowbridge of Chevy Chase—are in one room and the mice in another. ! This little red mouse—show officials say there are 40 differ ent colors among the 80 mice on display—shores no signs of fear of his 150 feline enemies in the next room as he tries to gnaw his way out of his cage in the exhibition at the Lewis Hotel Training School, Twenty-third street at Washington Circle. Suzanne Cotchett of Hingham. Md... lets a curious chocolate Japanese mouse make himself at home on her shoulder. The exhibition, sponsored by the Co lumbian Cat Fanciers. Inc., and the American Mouse Club, will be open unfail 10 o'clock tonight and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow. —Star Star Photos. SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MAUHEFTS Colored Man Taken After Month’s Search by Police and Agents. Captured after a month's search by Metropolitan Police, the Postal In spection Service and the Secret Serv ice, Edward T. Ward. 51, who has twice served prison sentences for tam j pering with the mails, was held here today for investigation in connection I with a series of robberies from apart ment house mail boxes and forging of 40 checks and post office money orders. Waid, a dapper colored man from Richmond, was arrested in a down town department store yesterday after noon when a clerk, to whom he had given an indorsed Government check, recognized him from a photograph on a "wanted” circular sent recently to all business houses in Washington by Inspector Bernard W. Thompson of the Metropolitan Police, in co-operation j with the postal inspectors and the Secret Service. The forgeries with which officials' | are seeking to connect Ward mount1 i into thousands of dollars,, according to W. D. Kahn, in charge of postal in spectors for the District. Mr. Kahn said that apparently the forger, who ever he is. enlisted the aid of apart ment house janitors and cleaners in Harrisburg. Pa., to make it easier for him to get at the letters in the mail boxes. Police are holding Ward at the third precinct station for questioning. Ac cording to police he was sentenced in Wilmington, Del., on January 4, 1933, for the theft of mail from letter boxes, and served two years in Newcastle, Del., penitentiary. Records show he W'as sentenced here on the same charge March 29, 1935, and served one year at Lorton. D. C. CATHOLIC ACTION SCHOOL IS PLANNED Six-Day Course Will Be Held at Washington Hotel Starting August 8. A six-day summer school of Catholic action will be held at the Washing ton Hotel, August 8 to 13, it was an nounced yesterday by Albert S. Cake, Eastern representative in the Queen's Work Office, in the Washington Build ing. Mr. Cake said the school will be sponsored by the Eastern Catholic educators and leaders and the sodal ity unions of Baltimore and Washing ton. The school will be one of five to be held in various parts of the country. This is the first year a Catholic action school has been held in Wash ington, previous sessions having been held in New York, Chicago, Boston and other large cities. ANNUAL DINNER TONIGHT Disabled Emergency Officers to Conclude Program. Disabled emergency officers of the World War prepared today to elect new national officers for the coming year and conclude their annual con vention tonight with the annual din ner at the Hamilton Hotel. Maurice S. Stevenson of Boston, president of the group which is com posed of Reserve and National Guard officers who served in the tVorld War and became disabled, said one of the resolutions expected to be adopted would call for an adequate national defense program. Representatives Edmison of West Virginia and McCormack of Massa chusetts will speak at tonight’s ban quet. STUDENTS VISIT HERE Fifty junior civil engineering stu dents .from the Case School of Ap plied Science. Cleveland, planned to visit the laboratories of the Bureau of Standards and the Coast and Geodetic Survey here today. The students, on their annual in spection tour of engineering projects and laboratories, will remain in Wash ington until Tuesday, when they will head northward to see the Conowingo hydroelectric development. Fair Taxation Committee Asks Procedure to Settle Issue. Provision in the new 1939 revenue j bill for establishment of machinery or some procedure for working out a I satisfactory basis of fiscal relations ; between the Federal and District Gov j emments was recommended to the ; House District Committee today by ; the Citizens’ Committee qn Fair Taxa tion. Repeal of the long inoperative pro vision in aubstantative law requiring the Federal Government to pay 40 per cent of the expense of the Dis trict, as called for in the bill, was deplored by the organization, which pointed out the District would be left without a statutory basis of fiscal relations with the Federal Govern ment. Present Procedure Hit. "The present procedure, whereby the Congress makes lump-sum grants with no fixed technique for deter mining its contribution, is not satis factory,” it declared, "and steps should be taken this year to solve the problem.” The organization also urged com mittee members to approve certain features of the revenue bill, espe cially the income tax plan, and rec ommended disapproval of the pro posed 75 cents a barrel tax on beer. In addition, it suggested a series of amendments to the proposed in come tax plan and pointed out a "blind spot” is inevitable in income tax collections in the 1940 fiscal year as a result of the decision to make 1938 instead of 1937 the first taxable year. Explain Contention. “The District would not lose any revenue for the budget for the fiscal year 1939, because the tax on 1938 income would all be paid in March, 1939,” the organization explained. "These receipts would be available for April, May and June of 1939. But In the fiscal year 1940 only the first quarter installment would be paid in March, 1940, and the District revenues available for the budget of the fiscal year 1940 would be reduced by three-fourths. The remaining three-fourths of the tax on 1939 in comes would not be available until the fiscal year 1941. “It should be realized now by the Con gress it would be called upon to make a special contribution of about $2, 000,000 to meet the resulting deficiency in the 1940 budget.” FIVE PLAYGROUNDS WILL OPEN MONDAY Remainder Not to Be in Operation Until July 1 Due to Lack of Funds. Because of a lack of sufficient oper ation funds, only five school play grounds will be opened Monday by the District Playground Department for programs after school hours, instead of 15 or more customarily opened in the spring, officials announced today. The department said its funds were unusually limited this spring because more than the customary number of playgrounds were used during the win ter, due to the continued mild weather, which made it possible to enlarge win ter activities. The five school playgrounds to be opened are at the Cooke School, Sev enteenth and Puller streets N.W.; Hayes School, Fifth and K streets N.E.; Corcoran School, Twenty-eighth and M streets N.W.; Banneker School, Third and K streets N.W., and Shaw Junior High School, Seventh and O streets N.W. The rest of the school playgrounds will not be opened until the beginning of the new fiscal year July 1. The school playgrounds operated by the Playground Department are in addi tion to the 37 municipal playgrounds operated the year around. *--• Diesel Locomotives. Twenty-two of the Nation's princi pal railroads now use Diesel locomo tives. It is possible to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast in 58 hours on trains powered by Diesel locomotives. Employers of Non-Residents To Tap Wag es for Income Tax\ Congress Stymies Possible Escape From Levy—Bookkeeping Costs Pat on District Firms. This is the second of a series I of articles analyzing the income j l tax plan in the neiv District rev enue bill. By JAMES E. CHINN. A non-resident who works in Wash ' ington hasn't a chance of avoiding ! or escaping the proposed District in come tax. He'll be caught for the tax even before he gets his pay envelope, whether he works for the Federal Gov ernment or a private concern. Predicated on the theory, perhaps, that non-residents might be difficult to catch, the income tax plan em bodied in the 1939 revenue bill places the responsibility on the employer to impound the tax from the salary be fore it is paid. The plan is com monly known as withholding a tax at its source. Mandatory Provision. Just as the employer now collects the social security tax from hiS em ployes. so will he be forced to collect the income tax. Section 30 of the bill makes it mandatory on the em ployer to withhold from the employe's salary enough to cover the amount of the tax he would be required to pay. \ Residents and non-residents alike | will be required to file a return on an equal basis. But the non-resident employe, unlike the resident, may find himself paying in advance on the in stallment plan if his employer elects to withhold the tax payment that way. In other words, the boss must see to it that the pay envelope is tapped to guarantee the District its revenue from non-resident income tax payers. There's no loophole for evasion. Problem Involves Expense. Imagine what a responsibility that is going to place on the employer, especially the gigantic Federal estab lishment, which has thousands of its employes living in nearby Maryland and Virginia. In the case of the pri vate employer it also will mean addi tional bookkeeping, more records, etc. But the Federal Government will have a far greater problem. How will it be : solved? Will monthly deductions be made from the pay checks of the non resident employes? Or will the tax be taken out in a lump sum on the last pay day before payment is due? Aside from these added responsi bilities on both the Government and the private employer, the non-resident employe, too, faces some inconveni ence. Suppose the employer takes too much out of the pay envelope and turns it over to the District. The only way the employe can get the amount of overpayment back is to go to the District Building and file a claim for a refund. Must Notify Employer. In providing a set-up for non-resi dent tax collections, the bill specifi cally directs that the non-resident shall file with his employer on a form pre scribed by the Commissioners data showing the amount of personal ex eruptions, which, incidentally, are the ' same as those allowed und« the Fed eral income tax law—$1,000 for a single person, $2,500 for a married couple and $400 for each dependent. After that it becomes the duty of the employer to withhold from the em ploye's salary the amount of the tax he will be required to pay. The rate ranges from 1 per cent of the first SI.000 or less of taxable income, up to 10 per cent on taxable income in excess of $50,000. Credit for Non-Residents. The non-resident, however, will be allowed a credit for payment of any income tax to the State in which he lives. For example, if a resident of Virginia paid the State $20 in income tax and the District tax amounted to $30 he would be required to pay the District the difference, or $10. But the Federal employe with the same taxable income w-ho lives in Vir ginia pays no income tax to the State, and therefore has no credit. Thus, with his District tax figured at $30, the Government would be obligated to take that amount out of his salary and pay the bill. A Water Cycle Built for Two ! It’s old-fashioned to paddle a canoe on the Tidal Basin now. What you do, as Jane Reuss, 2403 Third street N.E., and Hazen Kennedy, 2821 Seventh street N.E., are doing, is pedal a twin pontoon water cycle, just put in service by the National Park Service. % —Star Staff Photo. j Citizens’ Committee Calls for Impartial and Expert Probe in District. A resolution commending Senator Elmer Thomas, Democrat, of Okla homa and Representative Collins, Democrat, of Mississippi for "their successful effort to have Congress provide for as thorough an investiga tion as is possible by August 1 of the whole problem of relief in the Dis trict,” was passed yesterday by the Citizens' Committee on Unemployment and Relief at a meeting at the Family Service Association. The motion for adoption of the resolution was made by Canon Anson Phelps Stokes of Washington Cathe dral. The statement also included the committee's opinion that "it is im perative that this investigation be made by some impartial agency or group," whose report will "carry weight with all thoughtful elements in the community.” i The group also pledged its aid to whatever commission or agency the congressional joint committee may name. It suggested the following as possible conductors of the investiga I tion: The American Public Welfare Association, the Social Security Board, the Brookings Institution, the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the Russell Sage Foundation. If the committee should select a ; special commission, the statement said, the citizens' committee "strongly rec ommends that it appoint a commission of three or more members of which at least two shall be recognized as ; authorities in the fields of govern I ment administration and social wel j fare.” The committee also asked that some preliminary results of such a survey be given Congress prior to the adjournment of the present ses sion. if possible. George Cleary, president of the St. ! Vincent de Paul Society and chairman I of the committee, presided at the session. DEFICIT OF CHEST REDUCED IN 1937 Total Is Cut to $101,262, Report Shows—Expenses Put at $1,652,597. The Community Chest reduced its deficit from $169,561.87 to $101,262.06 last year, when it collected a total of $1,684,897.29. the Cheat financial statement for 1937 showed today. Expenses for the year amounted to $1,652,597.48, leaving a net income from collections of $32,299.81 above expenses. Repayment of $36,000 in loans from various Chest agencies boosted the net gains to $68,299.81, which was applied to reduce the deficit. Most! of the Chest expenditures were payments to the various agencies, which amounted to $1,460,860.37. Col lection campaign and administrative expenses 'were $147,383.55. The report showed the Chest paid $281,594.07 to nine local hospitals during the year for service given to patients who were not able to pay for their own hospital care and were ap proved as eligible for Chest aid by the Central Admitting Bureau for Hospitals. The funds provided for 92.525 days care received by 7,722 persons in the hospital wards, and for $260,690 clinic visits by 35,903 persons. BAND CONCERT ,By the United States Soldiers’ Home Band Orchestra in Stanley Hall this evening at 5:30 o’clock. John S. M. Zimmermann, bandmaster; Anton Pointner, assistant. Program. March. “Kwang Hsue"_Lincke Overture, ’’Masanielle”_;.Auber Entr’acte: (a) “Midnight Reflections,” (Modernistic) _Signorelli (b) “Southology” .Sanders Scenes from the opera "Romeo and Juliet”.Gounod Popular numbers: “The Shiek of Araby”—-Snyder "The Song of Persia”-Whiting Waltae suite. "Les Patineurs,” (The Skaters) . ..Waldteufel Finale, "Coon’s Birthday"-Lincke "The Star Spangled Banner." JURY TRIALS UIT FOR MENTAL CASES U. S. Health Service Surgeon Urges Plan to Speed Early Treatment. Charging that early treatment of the mentally ill in the District is hindered by obligatory trial by jury, and citing 'poor conditions" in Gal linger and St, Elizabeth's Hospitals, Dr. Grover Kempf. senior surgeon of the United States Public Health Serv ice, yesterday urged new methods in dealing with mental cases, and im proved facilities for their handling. Dr. Kempf said Gallinger Hospital . admits about 3.400 cases annually for | mental observation. Of these, about I ! 30 to 40 per cent are alcoholics, he | said, in giving a report on the Mental ! Hygiene Survey, which was made as ! part of the Public Health Survey in ! the District, at a luncheon yesterday at the Y. W. C. A. I Opposes Laymen as Judges. The obligatory trial by jury to de termine the mental condition of a patient applying for admission to an institution in the District, is the greatest bar to early treatment of the I mentally ill. Dr. Kempf declared. A j qualified medical authority should be designated to determine the sanity of a patient, he said, and not a jury of laymen. Dr. Kempf declared the vol untary admission of the mentally ill to St. Elizabeth's Hospital would facilitate early treatment of such cases. Among the needed improvements for handling such cases. Dr. Kempf listed the abolition of the obligatory trial by jury; the discharge or release i on leave of patients from St. Eliza beth's at the judgment of the hospital authorities, which he mentioned as a necessary part of the treatment of the mentally ill; the establishment of farm colonies for chronic alcoholic patients, and the improvement of wards in Gallinger Hospital and the increase in facilities for handling the cases. He also urged the extension of psychiatric services in the institutions, particularly at the Reformatory and at each health center. Conditions in the District would be horrible without Gallinger Hospital, I everl with all its drawbacks, Dr. ; Kampf said. Charges Lack of Services. Citing the lack of sufficient psychi atric and psychological services at District institutions and receiving or ganizations, Dr. Kejnpf said Juvenile Court had 3.000 mental cases in 1937, and that there were 15,000 cases of intoxication. Records show, he de clared, that most of these latter cases are old offenders. The lunacy bill now before Con gress is a definite step forward to improve the facilities for early treat ment of mental cases. Dr. Kempf said. Dr. George C. Ruhland, District health officer, spoke briefly on the facilities at Gallinger Hospital. Dr. Loren Johnston presided at the meeting. SENATE VOTES INQUIRY INTO CIVIL SERVICE UNIT Ellender Bill Allows $2,500 to Probe Promotions and Disciplinary Action. The Senate approved by unanimous consent yesterday a bill introduced by Senator Ellender, Democrat, of Louisi ana, allowing $2,500 for investigation of the Civil Service Commission. The investigation contemplates going into the civil service practices in transfers, promotions and meting out disciplinary action. It is being made as a result of complaints of alleged personnel discrimination in depart ments. Senator Ellender is out of the city at present, but his office said he ex pects to open the inquiry about the middle of this month. WOMAN DISAPPEARS Clarence Mills, 4436 Alabama ave nue S.E., today asked police to aid in a search for his 23-year-old daughter Anna, who disappeared this morning after starting out for the Government Printing Office, where she is employed. Mr. Mills said Anna has been de spondent since the death of her mother a year ago. 114.50 AND $17 PAY SCALES SET FOIL LAUNDRYWORKERS Wage Board Decision Is Effective on Employers Next July 1. HIGHER RATE APPLIES TO OFFICE EMPLOYES Overtime Wages Established at 35 and 40 Cents an Hour by Ruling. An increase in pay for a consider able number of the tfomen employes of laundries, dry cleaning and dyeing plants is expected to result from basic wage scales fixed for them by the District Minimum Wage Board. By unanimous agreement, the board ruled last night that the wages of plant workers shall be no less than $14.50 a week and that the scale for office workers and other clerks shall be no less than $17 a ween. The scales will become mandatory July 1. Laundry officials today said it is too early to say what effect the wage in crease would have on laundry prices. Spokesmen for companies operating about 50 laundries pointed out that they have several months in which to make the necessary adjustments before the wage increase becomes mandatory. They indicated, in one instance, how ever, that the Wage Board action had not been unexpected. According to a survey of about 1,700 laundry workers, made a year ago by the Women's Bureau of the Labor Department, the average wage paid then was $10.90 a week The scales adopted by the board were recommended by the Laundry Dry Cleaning Conference, headed by Clarence Phelps Dodge, former presi dent of the Community Chest, which reached a decision after five hours of debate late yesterday. 44-Hour Week. The $14.50 weekly minimum rate, which will be applied to about 4,500 women plant workers, is for a stand ard work week of 44 hours. It also is to cover the services of women who work from 17 to 44 hours a week If employes work longer than 44 hours they are to be paid 35 cents an hour for the extra hours. Under the law. women are not permitted to be worked longer than 48 hours a week. However, because it found there are recurring peak loads for laundries, the board ruled that the 44-hour standard week may be aver aged over two consecutive weeks. In other words, over a period of two con secutive weeks, the 35 cent an hour rate would apply only to hours of work above a total of 88 hours. For plant employes Aho work less [ than 17 hours a week, the board pre scribed a rate of 40 cents an hour. The board granted the office workers and clerks a basic rate $2 SO a ween higher than for plant workers on the ground that since these employes must meet customers their budget require ments for clothing end sundries would be greater. The $17 weekly rate applies to those employed from 40 to 48 hours a week. Part-time workers are to be p-id no less than 40 cents an hour. Learner Scale Established. For the office worker or clerk class the board set $14 50 for learners, lim iting the learners' period to 60 days, after which they are to be paid the $17 rate. All learners must obtain licenses from the Minimum Wage Board. The original District Minimum ; Wage Board, about 16 years ago. set a flat rate of $15 a week as the basic j pay for laundry w orkers. ; The present board now has estab lished minimums for three classes of women workers. Previously, it had set a minimum of $17 a week for retail trade clerks and scales ranging from ® 13-25 to $17 a week for the several ! classes of workers in hotels, restau ! rants and boarding houses. Mrs. William Kittle, chairman of the Minimum Wage Board, said it should be remembered that large quan tities of laundry now are sent out of Washington, to cities and towns in Maryland. Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsy 1\ ania, and that "discovery" of this fact at a later date should not be blamed on the wage scale. Employers on the conference had voiced fears that the establishment of a "high" minimum rate might cause a great increa.se in the competition of out-of-town firms. However, mem bers of the conference were agreed the District firms could meet the wage scales adopted. ---------- D. C. LIQUOR LAW CHANGE PROTESTED Commissioners Oppose Plan to Limit Discretion of A. B. C. Board. Opposition to the bill fathered by Chairman Palmisano of the House District. Committee to change one of the requisites for the granting of liquor licenses in the District has been registered by the Commission ers in a letter sent to the Budget Bureau. The law no\rf prescribes that before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board may grant a permit it shall satisfy Itself, among other points, that the place for which the permit is ap plied is an appropriate one, consid ering the character of the premises and the "wishes of the persons re siding or owning property in the neighborhood of the premises." The Palmisano proposal would sub stitute a requirement that the appli cation agreed with the wishes of persons living or owning property within a radius of 600 feet of the place for which the permit was sought. The Commissioners have asked the Budget Bureau for permission to ad , vise Congress that they believe the proposed 600-foot radius plan would not work well. They hold that this is so because a 600-foot radius would be too large for densely populated sections and too small in sections developed primarily with dwellings. -- •- i ■ D. C. Group at Convention. Among Washingtonians attending the 18th annual convention of the Eastern Osteopathic Association in» New York this week end are Dr. Lulu Irene Waters, 1707 Columbia road N.W., and Dr. Merton A. English, 1120 Vermont avenue N.W.