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■ Connecticut Avenue Group Told Representation Has Distinct Value. Ouilford S. Jameson, former com missioner of the Court of Claims, last night pictured the campaign for na tional representation for the District as “not only a fight for some intangible principles of American freedom and democracy, but a fight for some very real and tangible assets," Speaking before the meeting of the Connecticut Avenue Citizens' Associa tion, Mr. Jameson declared that in the last analysis the people of the District have no real say as to whether they want prohibition, income tax, sales tax or anything else, but that they get what some Congressman thinks they, ought to have or what he chooses to give them as a result of political trad ing. Even one Representative in Con gress would give the District a real voice in local as well as rational and International affairs, he declared. Sees Effective Voice. By having national representation. Mr. Jameson said, the District would get the legislation it wanted to govern local municipal affairs because other members of Congress would let the District representatives have what they wanted, because these representa tives would in turn have the power to vote on affairs affecting other sections of the country. Tlte association voted opposition last night to the proposed construction of r memorial to Thomas Jefferson on the Tidal Basin, and asked that plans for this be reconsidered and that the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commis sion incorporate in its membership represents lives of the Park and Plan ning Commission and the Pine Arts Commission. Sees Detraction in Beauty. Thomas B. Weigel, sponsor of the resolution, declared that the basin needs no further beautification because it already has adequate landscaping and the cherry trees, and that the proposed memorial would detract from the type of natural beauty already there. Also voted at the meeting was a re quest that the date of automobile reg istration be changed from January 1 to April 1, and that registration fees be made payable on a quarterly or half yearly basis. Opposition was voted to limiting the protests to liquor licenses* applications to a 600-foot radius of the proposed license location. The association donated $10 to the Metropolitan Police Boys’ Club. Bedtime Stories By THORNTON \V. BURGESS. For all that seemeth strange or queer Exists some reason twould appear. —Peter Rabbit. "'JPHERE is a reason for everything,** declared Mrs. Quack the Mallard Duck to Peter Rabbit, who was sitting on the bank of the Smiling Pool. "I suppose that that is true, but what reason there can be for some thing without reason," said Mrs. replied Peter. "Old Mother Nature never does any thinig without reason," said Mrs. Quack, "but a lot of people seem not to understand this. For whatever she may give one of her children, or whatever she may have one of her children do there is a reason." "I know all that, but what about that story?" Peter broke in impa tiently. "What story?" asked Mrs. Quark, as if this were the first she had heard of a story. “You know what one. the one you said you heard about why Old Mother Nature gave pelicans their fish bags,” replied Peter. "Oh, that,” replied Mrs. Quack. "Of course it is only a story. I’ve for gotten where I heard it.” "Never mind where you heard it. Just tell me the story,” begged Peter. "Well, let me see,” said Mrs. Quack, "as I remember it it goes something like this. When Old Mother Nature made the first of all the pelicans she was in something of a hurry. She wanted him to look different from any other feathered folks, but she hadn’t time just then to try to make him handsome. She gave him a big body, big wings, lather short legs with big webbed feet, and a long neck, all of which didn't make him so very differ ent from the Geese and the Swans. So to make sure that he was different she gave a great big bill, the biggest bill she ever had given any one. Then, being in a hurry, she went about other business, leaving Mr. Pelican sitting on the water. She was in such a hurry that she didn’t even stop to tell him where to look for his place in the Great World. She didn't even tell him what kind of food he should eat. She left him to find out these things for himself. "Mr. Pelican soon found out what those webbed feet were for. He swam around until he grew tired of doing this. Then he began flapping his big w'ings and after a while discov ered what they were for. When he flapped them in a certain way they lifted him into the air. He found that i by flapping them a number of times BEVERLEY BEACH on Chesapeake Bap SUMMER HOMES & HOMESITES OPEN FOR INSPECTION DAILY DRIVE DOWN SUNDAY—Pack a Lunch Basket—Come Early—Spend the Day DIRECTIONS: Benning Road to Central Ave., turn left on Route 2. Follow for >2 mile, turn right on Mayo Road, follow to end. 29 miles from D. C. Woodward &(Lothrop 10’* It’* p *m> g Street* Phoni Dimer S300 From an exciting new collection —in which you will surely find the perfect final fil lip for your stunning Easter "outfit." In the group are gleaming pat ent leathers—smart navy, copper or black calf—at tractive swinging top handle styles or envelopes to tuck smartly under your arm. There are bags dramatically huge— "pudgy," infinitely roomy bags—bags with Talon fastened closings or inner pockets—every one with L purse and convenient «, mirror. Handbags, Aisle 8, First Floor. and then holding them spread out he could sail along on them for quite a distance. It was fun and it was rest ful. When he found that he was dropping toward the water he would flap his wings again, then sail once more. Pelicans have flown that way ever since. Grandpa Pelican way down in (he Sunny South where I spent the winter flies just that way today. “Flapping and sailing, flapping and sailing*, Mr. Pelican by and by came to land and here found a lot of bird folk. Some were land birds and some were water birds. As soon as Mr. Peli can landed among them they crowded around him and stared at him in the most impolite manner. They wanted to know wno he was, where he had come from, where he was going and what he ate and a lot more about his personal affairs. When he didn't know the answers they laughed at him and made fun of him. Finally they left him alone. “Mr. Pelican was so new to the Great World that he didn't even know that he had to eat. He had an all gone feeling down inside. It was most un pleasant. Of course it was his stom ■■■ AAA A A A A MHB NOW IS THE TIME TO CHAN6E TO prat ■■COLUMBIA 5BB8MH ach trying to tell him that It was empty. He just didn’t understand. Presently he noticed some of his neighbors on the land picking up seeds and grubs and insects and swallowing them with great satisfaction. He tried to do the same thing and found that he couldn’t because of a little hook on the end of his bill. It was in the way when he tried to pick up any thing. Poor Mr. Pelican felt lonely, discouraged and all gone inside.” Mrs. Quack suddenly stood up in the water and flapped her w'ings. "I declare, there are our cousins the Black Ducks!” she exclaimed. "Excuse me, Peter. I’ll finish the story tomorrow,” and oft she and Mr. Quack swam to join their cousins. (Copyright, 19,'iS.) ( / l < ( < i t 0 1 0 WoSJJar’d | P w V A Lothrop. i 7 ft C 15th St. I\.W. 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