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Senator Gibson Advocates
Funds to Develop
Gravelly Point.
Following the defeat of Camp
Springs airport legislation, Senator
Spbaon, Republican, of Vermont to
day advocated the use of relief funds
for development of the Gravelly Point
Airport site.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Franklin D. Roose
velt at her press conference today re
affirmed her opinion that the Wash
ington Airport is dangerous, although
she added that, like other Washing
ton residents, shq must continue to
use it. She prophesied that a major
accident will occur at the airport
before anything will be done about a
new field.
“We soon will be celebrating our
14th anniversary of the airport con
troversy,” Senator Gibson eaia. “The
thing to do now is to go ahead with
the Gravelly Point Airport project.
It is being built now and the Presi
dent can easily order the work con
tinued with funds from the relief bill
^>st passed by Congress.”
The Gravelly Point site, Senator
Gibeon said, was “the second choice
of the Congressional Airport Commis
sion and the first choice of almost
•verybody else.”
Senator Gibson said that 507 acres
could be provided at Gravelly Point
and that even this area could be ex
panded later. He said that this area
is 30 per cent greater than the fa
mous Shushan Airport at New Or
leans, built by filling shallow water in
%jake Ponchartrain. and larger, by ap
proximately the same proportion, than
the new airports under construction
at Baltimore and New York.
“Much misinformation has been
spread about bad weather in this
area,” Senator Gibson said. "The
facts are that you have flying weather
there 95 per cent of the time and with
the improvement of blind flying, which
is certain to come, you should even
tually have nearly 100 per cent oper
President Roosevelt, in two messages
to Congress, has recommended devel
opment of both the Gravelly Point and
Camp Springs areas as airports.
The Gravelly Point site, first sug
gested for airport use in 1926, now is
a catch basin for material dredged
from the Georgetown and Anacostia
channels by the Army Engineer Corps
in connection with channel deepening
.and regular channel maintenance op
Newly Commissioned Officers to
Be in Supply Corps.
The Navy Department announced
today five members of the 1936 Naval
Academy class and 30 graduates of
Naval and Army R. O. T. C. units will
be commissioned as ensigns in the
Supply Corps.
- Thla group and 11 officers of the line,
The department said, will be assigned
to the post-graduate course at the
Finance and Supply School, Philadel
phia, reporting early in September.
Husband to Die
(Story on Page A-1J
Wife of Franklin Pierce Mc
Call, convicted kidnaper of
Jimmy Cash. She is at the
home of her father, Joseph
Hilliard, in Princeton, Fla.
McCall has been sentenced to
—Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
Printing Office
Passes Buck on
By the Associated Press.
Congressmen, explaining why they
didn’t adjourn lsat night, passed the
buck to the Government Printing
The Government Printing Office
passed it right back.
Members of a Senate-House con
ference committee said they couldn’t
adjust differences between deficiency
appropriations bills passed by the two
chambers because they didn't have a
printed copy of the Senate bill, with
its 60 last-minute amendments.
’’Statesmanship,” commented a G.
P. O. official, "can’t overcome mechan
ical realities.”
Aristophanes Is known as the father
of modem drama.
Maryland Awards Work on Part
of Got. Ritchie Highway.
BALTIMORE, June 18 (A3).—A 8.78
mile section at the second lane of, the
Governor Ritchie dual highway, be
tween Baltimore and Annapolis, was
placed under contract by the State
Roads Commission yesterday, on a bid
of 81M.451 submitted by the Vincent
Schiavi Construction Co. of Wilming
ton. Del.
The contract calls for concrete sur
facing the second lane from Marley
Station to Jones, where the first lane
now ends.
(Continued Prom Wist Page.)
wu not injured in a fall. The jury
waa shown a photograph of the dead
woman’s head. Dr. Rosenberg pointed
out there was in Injury to the nose or
chin and no injuries on her hands,
as might have been expected had she
plunged from an automobile.
"Then you are convinced the young
woman could not have fallen out of
a car?” Dr. Rosenberg was asked.
"I am,” was the emphatic reply.
Tells ef Talk to Victim.
Mrs. Landis’ alleged death-bed state
ment was given to Dr. James W.
Braden of Casualty Hospital, who told
the Jury of the brief words he had
with the wclien before she died.
Justice Jesse C. Atkins said that,
in his opinion, the doctor heard the
words of his patient only after he
told her she "might” die. A privileged
death-bed statement was defined as
one given by a person who had been
"convinced” of approaching death.
The doctor said the girl patient was
conscious for "10 or 15 minute in
tervals.” Justice Atkins asked him
how he defined consciousness. The
witness replied that he considered
Mrs. Landis was conscious because
she "knew me, knew what date it was,
and knew where she was.”
Objection Halts Revelation.
Dr. Braden said he told Mrs. Landis,
"Blanche, you are in a serious condi
tion and you may die.” The Govern
ment witness was prepared to testify
as to what Mrs. Landis replied. On
objection of Defense Attorney X. Rus
sel Kelly, however, the physician Was
ordered not to say what had been
told him.
Assistant United States Attorney
Cecil R. Heflin asked Dr. Braden if
he had seen Landis at Casualty Hos
pital. He replied In the affirmative.
Mr. Heflin then asked what Landis
"He walked in and said, 'Blanche,
this is Jimmie.' I heard nothing fur
ther said, and Mr. Landis showed no
emotion.” The dying statement made
by Mrs. Landis, according to investi
gators, was to th* effect that, when
told her husband wanted to speak to
her, she said, "Let him come in and
see what he's done to me.”
Virtually all of the Government's
48 witnesses have testified. The pros
ecution was expected to close its~case
this afternoon. The defense reserved
its privilege to make an opening
statement. The attorneys seeking to
save Landis from the electric chair
have withheld their plans.
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Chinns Speaker Says Democracies
Help Invader More Than
Fascist Nations.
American munitions, gasoline, oil
and metals are playing a more impor
tant, role in Japanese warfare against
China than the aid supplied by Fascist
nations. Dr. Chlh Meng. director of
the Chinese Institute in America, told
the Academy of World Economics last
Speaking before the second session
of the academy’s 16th meeting. Dr.
Meng insisted that the Fascist coun
tries sympathetic to the Japanese
cause actually are not supplying Nip
pon with as much war material as
democracies which have repeatedly
protested the bombing of the Chinese
civilian pojAilatlon and other acts of
the invaders.
He said a well-known brand of
American gasoline powered the bomb
ing planes attacking Chinese civilians
and that American copper is used in
the manufacture of the bombs dropped.
“It is within your power to withhold
these supplies,” he added.
Dr. Meng, who is also in charge of
the Chinese Educational Mission to
the United States, was Introduced by
Dr. D. O. Kinsman, professor of eco
nomics at American University. Fol
lowing Dr. Meng's address he was
questioned In panel discussion by Dr.
Wesley U. Gewher of American Uni
versity, Dr. Lin Lin of the Chinese
Council for Economic Research, Dr.
Josef Solterer of Georgetown Univer
sity and Dr. Amos Taylor of the Bu
reau of Itoreign and Domestic Com
President Rooseyelt today signed
legislation amending the District of
Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control
Act, which will permit railroad trains
to take out a blanket license to serve
alcoholic beverages while in Washing
ton. Heretofore it has been necessary
for the trains to have a license for
each car in the train where beverages
were sold.
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