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CATHEDRAL RITES
ATTENDED BY 800
Anniversary of Beginning of
Enterprise in 1898 Is
Celebrated.
By JAMES WALDO FAWCETT.
A service in the Great Choir of
Washington Cathedral yesterday aft
ernoon brought together more than
800 members and friends of the Na
tional Cathedral Association in cele
bration of the fortieth anniversary of
the beginning of the Cathedral enter
prise in 1898.
Delegations from 14 States marched
In the procession, following the Cross
of Abyssinia and the Cathedral ban
ner. Also in line were students from
the National Cathedral Schools, vol
unteer pilgrim aides, members of the
Cathedral office staff and others
closely associated with the work at
Mount St. Alban.
The Very Rev. Noble C. Powell,
dean of the Cathedral and warden
of the College of Preachers, opened
the sacred program by reading Scrip
ture passage used by the late Right
Rev. Henry Yates Satterlee. first
Bishop of Washington, at the first
service ever held under Cathedral
auspices on the site. He then read
a letter from Theodore W. Noyes,
editor of The Star and only living
Incorporator of the Protestant Epis
copal Cathedral Foundation of the
District of Columbia under the charter
Issued by Congress in 1893.
Castle Welcomes Guests.
Mr Noyes had written: "I appreciate
deeply your cordial invitation to speak
at the annual meeting of the National
Cathedral Association, and I greatly
regret that physical disabilities will
prevent me from enjoying the honor
to which I am invited. I have taken
a new and strong interest in the
Cathedral and in my close friend,
Bishop Freeman, for whose wonder
ful work in the upbuilding of the
Cathedral I wish the full success which
it deserves.”
William R. Castle, former Under
secretary of State, in his role as presi
dent of the National Cathedral As
sociation, welcomed the guests, as
suring them that "the Cathedral work
is going on. no matter what happens
in these hard times.” He said he
lnvisioned a total membership of
100,000. and read a report showing
that $25,671 has been subscribed in the
current local campaign for mainte
nance of the Cathedral’s undertakings.
The Right Rev. James E. Freeman,
Bishop of Washington, introduced Mrs.
William Adams Brown of New York,
advisory chairman of the Women's
Committee, who explained that volun
tary committees of women are work
ing for the Cathedral in 22 States and
26 dioceses.
Jennings Gives Talk.
Coleman Jennings, member of the
Cathedral Council, addressed the
meeting on "The Cathedral and the
Individual.” stressing "the new quality
of life which will flow out into the
Nation from the Cathedral and its
associated agencies.”
The work of the College of Preach
ers was described by Dean Powell and
the function of the Cathedral as a
whole in changing times was discussed
by Bishop Freeman. A thanksgiving
Te Deum, sung by the full choir of
men and boys, and prayers in com
memoration of Bishop Satterlee and
his immediate successor, the late Right
Rev. Alfred Harding, second Bishop of
Washington, closed the service.
After the service Bishop and Mrs.
Freeman received the visitors in the
bishop's garden.
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SHIP LINE’S PLIGHT
GOES TO PRESIDENT
Representatives Ask Parley to
Find Method to Save Baltimore
Mail.
Br the Asscdated Press.
Hampton Roads and Baltimore Rep
resentatives plan to carry to the White
House their fight to save the overseas
ship service of the Baltimore Mail Line.
Chairman Bland of the House Mer
chant Marine Committee, asked the
President to confer today or tomorrow
with himself. Representative Hamilton,
Democrat, of Virginia, and Represent
ative Kennedy, Democrat, of Maryland
to find a method of forestalling the
threatened discontinuance of the serv
ice May 26.
In a letter to the President, Repiie
sentative Bland said immediate ac
tion was necessary if the service is to
be saved.
The line's operators recently an
nounced that its present temporary
operatmg differential subsidy of $406,
000 annually is insufficient to permit
it to continue and that a minimum
subsidy of $1,035,000 would be neces
sary.
The Maritime Commission has held
It is without authority under the law,
and would oppose special congressional
action to increase the subsidy to the
amou'^f the company held necessary.
ROOSEVELT TO VISIT
ARTHURDALE SITE
President to Inspect Settlement
Project Before Leaving for
Hyde Park.
President Roosevelt is planning a
visit May 27 to the Arthurdale reset
tlement project in West Virginia, one
of the first of its kind undertaken by
the New Deal.
Present plans of the President are
to leave Washington on a special train
the night before and go to Morgan
town, W. Va. Prom there he will motor
to Arthurdale.
The President has been interested
In the reports he has received about
the development and is anxious to see
It. Mr. Roosevelt will be served lunch
eon in the settlement schoolhouse,
schoolgirls and their mothers acting
as hostesses and waitresses. Late in
the afternoon the President will re
turn to Morgantown and board his
special train for Hyde Park, N. Y.,
to spend the week end at his home
on the Hudson before returning to
Washington.
Mrs. Roosevelt, who was one of the
sponsors of the Arthurdale project,
will accompany her husband on the in
spection.
During general knowledge contests
in Dublin, Ireland, the judges were
surprised to learn that Irish history
was little known to Irishmen.
As Hearing Opened on New D. C. Drive for Right of Suffrage
Chairman Sumners photographed as the
House Judiciary Committee began hearings
on the Capper-Norton and Lewis-Randolph
joint resolutions to give the District suffrage
rights.
Paul E. Lesh (left) and Jesse C. Suter. delegated as principal
witnesses for the Citizens’ Joint Committee on National Repre
sentation for the District of Columbia, as they put in order their
voluminous collection of facts and figures designed to uphold
the justice of Washington’s pleas.
Commissioner Allen, who told the committee
the disfranchised District labors under more
handicaps than any other community in the
Nation. —Star Staff Photos.
Vote Hearings
(Continued From First Page.)
sioners at the time, sat in the hear
ing room.
"I have long been an ardent admirer
and follower of our chairman and
first citizen, Mr. Theodore W. Noyes,
in this movement,” Commissioner
Allen declared, ”and upon every rea
sonable consideration the people of
the District are entitled to the same
representation in their national Gov
ernment as any oth£r people in the
United States.
‘ Our local government no doubt can
be improved, as is probably true of
every local government, but in my
opinion, there can be no really worth
while improvement until the District
of Columbia is granted voting repre
* sentation in the Senate and the House
1 of Representatives and right to vote
for presidential electors.
‘The Congress and the electoral
college possess those vital and fun
j damental powers in which we are most
interested and it is in these bodies
in which we deserve and desire to be
given full voting participation.”
Commissioner Allen then presented
Mr. Lesh and Mr. Suter, who, as vice
chairmen of the Citizens’ Joint Com
mittee. had been assigned to conduct
the rest of the hearing on behalf of
the Citizens’ Joint Committee.
Before leaving the witness table,
Commissioner Allen handed the com
mittee chairman a long list of local,
State and national organizations sup
porting national representation lor
the District of Columbia.
Mr. Lesh told the committee the
Citizens’ Joint Committee is primarily
interested in advocating what locai
citzens have popularly referred to as
"natonai representation."
Backs Both Objectives.
"Bv that." the witness explained,
"we mean the election by citizens of
the District of Columbia of voting
representatives to sit in the House of
Representatives in numbers in ac
cordance with our population, the elec
tion by us of two Senators or one Sen
ator and the election by us of presi
dential electors equal in number to our
Representatives and Senators.”
Mr. Lesh pointed out that both the
Capper-Norton resolution and the
Lewis-Randolph resolution provide
these things, and that, therefore, the
Citizens’ Joint Committee appears in
support of both.
"The Capper-Norton resolution,'
Mr. Lesh said, "includes also a pro
vision giving citizens of the District
access to the Federal courts under the
diverse citizenship clause. We ad
vocate that.
"The Lewis-Randolph resolution
provides that Congress shall have
power to delegate power to a repub
lican form of government to be set up
here. Though the committee for
which I speak has indorsed the Lewis
Randolph resolution in its entirety, we
have agreed with the representatives
of the District Suffrage Association
that speakers representing it shall deal
more particularly with this subject,
which involves w’hat national repre
sentation does not—delegation of the
exclusive legislating powers of Con
gress over this District as it may de
termine.
Two Reason* Given.
“We advocate national representa
tion for the District of Columbia for
two reasons:
"First, for the identical reason that
your constituents value this right to be
represented in Congress and to partici
pate in the election of the President
and the Vice President.
“Second, for the obvious additional
reason peculiar to the District that
Congress is our local legislator and
the President our only chief execu
tive.
“On the national aspect, we are
citizens of the Nation, subject to all
of its national laws paying our share
of all national taxes, going to war,
and in every way bearing all of the
obligations of national citizenship, of
precisecly the same kind and to pre
cisely the same degree as your con
stituents.
"Therefore, regardless of whether or
not a change in our local government
shall come as a result of the adop
tion of the first section of the Lewis
Randolph resolution, we have the same
vital interest in securing national rep
resentation as provided by both reso
lutions.
“In the opinion of our committee, no
matter what form of local government
we have, it will continue as important
to the adjustment of relations between
the national and any local government
that we have national representation.
Therefore, we put forward national
representation as the minimum for
which we contend.”
Snter Reveals Strategy.
In response to inquiries by Chair
man Sumners, Mr. Suter said the Citi
zens’ Joint Committee will concentrate
on the plea for national representation,
while the Citizens’ Conference on Dis
trict Suffrage, by agreement, will de
vote the major part of its argument to
the cause of local suffrage through in
stitution of a republican form of gov
ernment in the District.
Today’s hearings adjourned shortly
before 1 p.m. and Chairman Sumners
announced that tomorrow’s session
would start at 10 o’clock. How long
the committee will give to the re
reminder of the presentations was not
decided by the chairman. There was
a possibility of four days, if the com
mittee sits only in the morning.
The chairman indicated that several
members of the committee already
were familiar with the subject, and
complimented Mr. Lesh, saying he "has
made a very fine presentation.”
Keen Interest in Committee.
Keen interest was shown by mem
bers of the Judiciary Committee and
18 of them were present. Many ques
tions were asked and there was a fre
quent interchange between Mr. Lesh
and committeemen as he answered
their inquiries.
Chairman Sumners showed greatest
interest in the question of whether
the pending joint resolution would
constitute an irrevocable act, from
which this Congress or succeeding
Congresses could not withdraw.
He directed several questions to the
witness, beginning shortly after Mr.
Lash opened his presentation to this
point.
Finally, Chairman Sumners de- >
dared that in his opinion Congress
I would be much more likely to pass
: enfranchising legislation which could
be revoked at a later time than to :
place its approval on irrevocable leg- 1
islation.
In discussing the matter of previous
suffrage in the District, Chairman
Sumners elicited from Mr. Lesh in
formation that suffrage had been dis- ‘
continued in the District as a matter
of “public policy’’ instead of by a court!
decision.
Stresses Representation.
Attempts by several committee mem
bers to get Mr. Lesh to discuss Section
1 of the Lewis-Randolph joint resolu
tion, providing for a republican form
of governmen' for the district, were
largely met by Mr. Lesh with the ex
planation that he was concentrating
on the question of national represent
ations. He said he was leaving for an
othei speaker. Chairman Wilbur Finch
Df the Citizens' Conference on Suffrage,
the discussion of this local suffrage
issue. Mr. Lesh said it had been ar
ranged for him to concentrate on na
tional representation.
Mr. Finch said he would take up
the local suffrage clause in the Lewis
Randolph resolution tomorrow.
When Mr. Lesh offered three sched
ules of internal revenue receipts show
ing how the District compared with
several States in this respect, Chair
man Sumners expressed the opinion
that the committee would not be so
much interested in the amount of
money paid as in general principles
involved.
“I agree with you, Mr. Chairman,”
Mr. Lesh said, "that it is the principle
of the thing that is most important.
It was such a principle that led to
the Boston tea party."
Funds Question Raised.
Representative Michener, Republi
can, of Michigan, who said he would
like to see the District get a vote,
raised the question and pursued it for
some time as to whether the District,
after it received full suffrage, would
still continue to ask. Congress for a
“contribution" to operate the munici
pality.
“Suppose,” asked Mr. Michener,
‘that you assume the virtual obliga
tions of a State. How would you
present a request for a Federal con
tribution?”
“We would present it as today,” Mr.
Lesh replied.
“If you assumed the obligations of
a State," reiterated Mr. Michener,
“how could you ask for 40 per cent
to 50 per cent from the Federal Gov
ernment to support the District of
Columbia'’”
“The amount is only $5,000,000,”
Mr. Lesh corrected, “not 40 or 50 per
cent,”
This $5,000,000, the witness ex
plained, was based on a fair estimate
of the cost of services rendered by the
municipality to the Federal Govern
ment in the form of fire and police
protection, water and other service.
"Would you still expect the Federal
Government to make improvements
throughout the National Capital, lay
ing out streets and so forth?” queried
the committee member.
“I am sure, sir,” answered Mr.
Lesh, "you would find us no more
selfish than any other jurisdiction.
It might be more difficult to get.
But we are getting so little now,
I would say, ‘take your $5,000,000, and
give us the vote.’ ”
Realty Taxes Discussed.
Possibility of an increase in the
real estate tax rate from $1.70 to
$2 or $2.25 was raised then by Rep
resentative Michener, who asked:
“You’re perfectly willing to swap
your vote for that difference?”
In reply, Mr. Lesh explained that
the tax rate here was based on full
valuation and that the per capita
tax paid in the District of Colum
bia was high in comparison with
other comparable cities.
“I am confident,” he said, "that
after political Justice is granted by
Congress to the District, you would
still accord fiscal justice to this city.”
"When you come to the question of
running your own show,” said Mr.
Michener, "and paying the bill, many
are not willing to go along. I’d like to
see you have the vote, but I want you
thoroughly to understand that you
would assume responsibilities far be
yond the expectation of the enthusiasm
now demonstrated, which we appre
ciate.
"We are getting today such contri
butions as Congress is willing to give
us.” Mr. Lesh replied, "and afterward
we would get what we could persuade
Congress to give to us.”
The problems of support to the Dis
trict. he charged, was entirely different
from those of other cities of the coun
try where the cast of government and
necessary taxes to meet it are based
on the operation of economic law.
•new neaim mentioned.
In connection with the discussion of
internal revenue receipts for the Dis
trict, Mr. Lesh was asked whether he
had taken into consideration the "new
wealth" contributed to the Nation by
the District in comparison with such
States as Nevada and Arizona which
have large natural resources.
Mr. Lesh said he had not taken
natural resources into consideration,
but said that, in his opinion, the con
tributions made by educational and
scientific institutions in the District
were just as valuable to the Nation as |
new wealth of silver and gold from the
mining States.
Mr. Lesh explained to the committee
the provision of the Capper-Norton
joint resolution which would give Dis
trict residents access to United States !
courts. He said that if he were in
an automobile collision in Virginia,
for instance, he could not carry his
case to a United States court. j
"We are not a State under the '
diverse citizenship clause" of the Con- j
stitution, he explained on this point, 1
saying that this diverse citizenship j
clause has been held by the Supreme -
Court to refer only to citizens of sov
ereign States. He emphasized the
need of this right for District resi
dents.
Striking back at what he charac
terized as "that old bogey—the people
elsewhere.” Mr. Lesh quoted Census
Bureau statistics to indicate that in
1936 there were 319,129 District resi
dents of voting age who did not have
a voting residence elsewhere. He made
allowances, he explained, for claims
by both Democrats and Republicans
for the absent voters’ ballots sent out
of town and those who went home to
vote.
Illiteracy Rate Low.
"One of the shames of America,”
protested Mr. Lesh. "is that those who
can vote don't and those of us who
want to, can't.”
He pointed to the low illiteracy of
this city to show its high intelligence
and ability to vote. The District il
literacy in the 1930 census, he reported,
was 1.6, as compared with the average
percentage of illiteracy all over the
United States of 4.3. This places the
District in a position of having less
illiteracy than 37 of the States.
This good showing on literacy ex
tends to both the white and colored
populations, he explained. The na
tive white illiteracy figure, he told the
committee, in 1930 was .2, as compared
with the avergae throughout the
United States of 1.5.
Illiteracy among the colored popu
lation of the District, he said, was
only 4.1, or only about one-fourth of
the corresponding figure for the United
States as a whole. The colored il
literacy here, Mr. Lesh said, was below
that of 36 States.
Mr. Lesh pointed to these figures
as an answer to "any one who fears
domination of one race over another,
when he outnumebrs it 3 to 1.”
If national representation is granted,
he explained, this city would be di
vided into two congressional districts.
Mr. Lesh resorted to few colorful
phrases, but at one point, with feel
ing, he called upon the committee to
"break our shackles.”
When asked at one point by Chair
man Sumners about the question of
irrevocability, Mr. Lesh declared: "I
could not devise a plan for national
representation, I assure you, that
would be irrevocable.
“If it’s wise today, the statement
of today ought to do it for us!”
Included in the "ammunition” of
the vote-seeking campaigners were the
returns in the recent city-wide plebis
cite on District suffrage. These records
showed an overwhelming desire by
Washingtonians for a voice in their
Government—national and local.
A number of women turned out for
the hearing. Many women’s organi
zations affiliated with the Citizens’
Joint Committee sent representatives
to aid in the battle. Among these
groups were Voteless District of Co
lumbia League of Women Voters and
the District Federation of Women’s
Clubs.
AUlUUg UUICI ui ucoib
nating representatives to participate
in the hearings are the Washington
Board of Trade, the Federation of
Citizens’ Associations, the Central La
bor Union and the Federation of
Business Men’s Associations.
Many of the city’s outstanding citi
zens were on the list of civic, business,
labor and other group representatives
who took seats in the committee room.
Officers of the hearings subcommit
tee of the Citizens’ Joint Committee, in
addition to Commissioner Allen and
Chairman (ex-officio) Noyes, are
Malcolm S. McConihe and Edward F.
Colladay, vice chairmen, and Mr. Su
ter, secretary.
The brief prepared for the House
committee’s perusal today is in addl
tlon to the recent petition which the
Citizens’ Joint Committee sent to the
House and Senate, approving the Cap
per-Norton and Lewls-Randolph res
olutions. The copy of the petition
addressed to the House already is in
the possession cf the Judiciary Com
mittee, having been referred there by
the House.
Chaplains of C. C. C. Gather
To Swap Yarns of Their Boys
They Fight Snow and Storm, Play Aides
to Cupid, Supervise Athletic
Entertainment.
Traveling 100 miles a day through
snow and storm, writing love letters
for the boys and umpiring baseball
tournaments are all in the day's work
for the chaplains of the C. C. C.
Many of the chaplains who went
through two or more years of fighting j
in the World War are again in the
thick of the battle—but this time the
enemies are fire and flood.
Several of the C. C. C. chaplains,
here for the thirteenth annual con
vention of the Chaplains' Association
of the Army at the Raleigh Hotel, got
together this morning to compare
notes on their camp experiences.'
touching lightly on the hardships of
their job.
They were particularly proud of the
fact that through the lectures on sex
morality, which are given by the
chaplains, the C. C. C. has a lower
venereal disease rate than any other
group in the country.
Have Thear Difficulties.
Although they were much more
anxious to talk about the boys than
about themselves, they admitted that
they occassionally ran into difficulties
in traveling 3,000 miles a month.
Chaplain Thomas V. Fann of Lewis
burg. W. Va., recalled that once when
his car was stuck in the mud. he con
tinued his journey on foot to get to
the next camp where the boys were
expecting him.
That reminded Chaplain Paul
Maurer of the time he drove 250 miles
through sleet and rain in the middle
of the night to get to a hospital where
18 C. C. C. boys had been taken after
an auto accident.
"The chaplains are on call all hours
of the day and night,” Mr. Maurer
said, "and I've never known a case
yet where a chaplain refused to
respond."
The chaplains are charged with the
religious, educational, welfare and
athletic duties in the camps. Each
has 8 to 11 camps to visit.
They Help Cupid, Too.
When the boys have problems,
domestic or romantic, they turn to the
chaplains. For many of the boys who
can neither read nor write, the
chaplain is the letter-writer.
“I remember one boy who wanted
to write a love-letter to his girl,”
Chaplain Maurer smiled. “I suggested
that we tell her he'd climb the highest
mountain to be with her that night.
After I'd written a letter full of high
sounding phrases about what he'd go
through to be by her side, he wanted
to add a postscript. And so I wrote,
•If it doesn’t rain Sunday, I’ll be over
to see you.’” _
Homesickness was one of the prob
lems Chaplain H. J. Tomlinson of Car
lisle, Ky., said he has to deal with
"We just take a walk with the boys
and kid them out of it.” he said.
Chaplain Maurer, who declared he'd
rather be in charge of "200 tough ones
than 200 sissies,” said that some of the
boys take a new attitude toward life
in emergencies.
They Prove lip in the Crises.
“During the Ohio River flood.” he
said, “our boys were eating and sleep
ing on the floor of a church. A mother
and baby were brought in while the
boys were eating, and the baby was
crying. One of the toughest boys told
me to find out if the baby was hungry,
and when he found out aht neither
mother nor child had had anything to
eat for several days he took his mess
kit over and gave it to them. And that
was a boy that everybody had thought
nothing could move. After that he
changed completely, and finally be
came a eamp leader.”
The chaplains have to deal with boys
who think white bread is angel food
cake, who have never worn shoes, who
start chewing tobacco when they're 6
years old. and who have never seen
an electric light.
“They're very religious,” Chaplain
Maurer said, "but they’re liable to
swear or start a knife fight the minute
they leave church. One of our Jobs Is
to tie their instinctive religious fervor
to practical life.”
Convention Splits Into Groups.
Following the presentation of va
rious aspects of “Sunday worship,” the
convention divided itself into four
groups this morning with discussion
by chaplains in the Regular Army, the
National Guard, the Reserve Corps
and the C. C. C.
The convention was scheduled to re
convene to hear Chaplain Joseph R
Sizoo, former pastor of the New York
Avenue Presbyterian Church and now
of the Federal Council of Churches
They were also to hear from Chaplain
R. D. Workman, chief of chaplains ol
the United States Navy, and the Mosl
Rev. Michael J. Curley, Archbishop ol
I Baltimore.
A pilgrimage to the Tomb of the
j Unknown Soldier and to the chaplains
! plot in the Arlington National Ceme
tery was scheduled this afternoon
Chaplain William R. Arnold, chief ol
chaplains of the Army, was to lay £
wreath on the tomb, while Chaplalr
Arlington McCallum. president of the
Chaplains’ Association, reads the
names of chaplains who have died ir
the service.
CEREMONY HONORS
MRS. H. A. STRONG
Member of Board of Trustees of
G. W. U. Is Guest at Laying
of Corner Stone.
George Washington University this
afternoon was to honor Mrs. Henry
Alvah Strong, member of the Board
of Trustees, at the laying of the
comer stone of the new Hall of Gov
ernment Building, which was erected
through her philanthropic endow
ment.
Mrs. Strong was to be guest of
honor at the convocation, which be
gins at 4:30 o’clock. She last year
gave the university the Hattie M.
Strong Residence Hall for Women.
The Grand Lodge of Masons of
the District, which has contributed
largely to development of the School
of Government, was to lay the corner
stone. Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin, presi
dent of the university, is scheduled
to deliver the principal address.
The ceremony is an observance of
Constitution Day, with the exercises
symbolizing the dedication of the
university to preservation of consti
tutional government.
Mrs. Strong is erecting the hall
as a tribute to her son, L. Corwin
Strong, who gave up a personal career
to carry on the educational and phil
anthropic work of his mother. He is
president of the Hattie M. Strong
Foundation, which was endowed by
Mrs. Strong in 1928.
Dr. Harry C. Davis, secretary of
the Board of Trustees of the school,
is chairman of the Committee on
Arrangements.
NEW JUDGES BILL
READY FOR SIGNING
New Measure Sent to White Houst
Calls for Three Officials
for D. C.
A bill to provide 20 Federal judges
including 3 for District Court anc
1 for the Court of Appeals here, wtu
ready today for the signature of Presi
dent Roosevelt. House and Senate hav
ing completed congressional actior
yesterday by approving the conferenci
report.
In all, the omnibus measure pro
vides for 15 district judges and 5 or
appeals circuits.
The others are:
Circuit Court of Appeals—Seconc
(Vermont, Conecticut and New York)
Fifth (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mis
sissippi, Louisiana, Texas and th<
Canal Zone); Sixth (Ohio, Michigan
Kentucky and Tennessee), and Sev
enth (Indiana, Illinois and Wiscon
sin).
District—Western Louisiana, South
ern Texas, Eastern Michigan, Westerr
Washington, Northern Illinois, South
ern New York. Western Virginia, East
ern and Western Arkansas (com
bined), Northern California, Southerr
California. Massachusetts, Eastern anc
Middle Tennessee (combined).
D. C. YOUTH AND GIRL
HURT IN AUTO CRASH
Paul Edward Gilbert, 18, of 132<
Sheridan street N.W., and Miss Vir
ginia McNeal, 17, of 223 Rittenhousi
street N.W. were treated at George
town University Hospital today for in
juries suffered in an automobile acci
dent on Massachusetts avenue 2 mile
beyond the District line.
The Gilbert youth suffered severe
fractured ribs and multiple cuts an<
lacerations, while Miss McNeal re
ceived cuts about the head. Botl
were admitted to the hospital.
Neither Montgomery County no
Washington police had a report as t
how the accident occurred.
TO TAKE D. C. MAIL
Machine to Land on Plaza
With Postal Bags From
Bethesda.
For the first time In the history
of the postal service—wind and
weather permitting—an autogyro to
morrow will transport mail from a
branch post office to the main sta
tion, Pilot Johnny Miller being sched
uled for a trip from Bethesda to the
City Post Office here about 1:30.
Arranged by Eastern Air Lines as
part of the National Airmail Week
celebration, the autogyro will take oil
from a field about a quarter of a
mile north of the Bethesda branch
office on Wisconsin avenue, and will
land on the plaza at North Capitol
street and Massachusetts avenue. Pi
lot Miller earlier in the week made a
similar mail flight from the airport
to the roof of the Chicago post of
fice.
Two other autogyro mail flights
also are planned tomorrow afternoon,
from Flagship Station, at Fourteenth
street and Pennsylvania avenue N.W.,
to Washington-Hoover Airport. One
will be between 3 and 4 o’clock, and
the other, between 6 and 7.
Postmaster Vincent C. Burke said
today that the autogyro-ferried mail
will not carry a special first flight in
dorsement. He explained that it was
not possible to arrange for it far
enough in advance to give stamp col
lectors all over the country a chance
to get such •’first day” covers, and that
the department naturally would not
want to make them available only to a
limited number of philatelists.
It is expected that three of the
Nation-wide series of special mail
flights tomorrow will come into Wash
ington from College Park, Winchester
and Flushing, N. Y.
Arranged as a boost for airmail,
pilots in various localities not ordi
narily served by airmail are being
sworn in for the day to handle mail
from their respective communities.
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WILLIAM M. NEITZEY
BURIAL IS CONDUCTED
Was Son of Couple Who Lived on
Part of Old Mount Vernon
Estate.
William M. Neitzey. 77, retired
wholesale fish merchant of the Mu
nicipal Pish Mirket, who died Satur
day at his home, 3800 Lee boulevard,
Arlington County, Va., was buried yes
terday in Columbia Gardens Cemetery,
Arlington County. Funeral services
were held at the residence.
A native of this eity. Mr. Neitzey
was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
William M. Neitzey, sr., who lived tor
many years on part of the old Mount
Vernon estate known as Verry Land
ing. Mr. Neitzey was in the wholesale
fish business for 40 years, retiring
about 12 years ago.
Surviving are his widow. Mrs. Mary
Emma Neitzey; a son, Benjamin M.
Neitzey, this city; three daughters.
Mrs. Norman Shepherd, Lorton, Va.;
Mrs. John H. Haske and Mrs. James
Madigan, both of this city, and two
brothers. George Neitzey, Accotink,
Va., and John Neitzey of Ferry Land
ing. He also leaves 19 grandchildren
and 5 great-grandchildren.
WILL ROGERS TAX CASE
Deficiencies of $33,950 Upheld by
Appeals Board.
The Board of Tax Appeals upheld
today tax deficiencies amounting to
$33,950 against the 1933 income of
the late Will Rogers and Mrs. Rogers.
Mrs. Rogers was executrix of the
estate of her husband, who was killed
j in an Alaskan airplane accident Au
j gust 15, 1935.
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