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f*.» •*« *-W ^ v : . — _____ fc Society and General WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1938. »*» PAGE B—1 . ACTS TO ACQUIRE Condemnation Will Start in Palisades Area Above Key Bridge. ‘FORT DRIVE EXTENSION ALSO MEETS APPROVAL Transfer to Maryland Body of Funds for Rock Creek Unit 3 Given 0. K. Institution of condemnation pro ceedings for acquisition of land in ‘the Potomac Palisades region above Key Bridge and for extension of the Port Drive in Southeast Washington between the Anacostia and Potomac rivers was approved today by the Na tional Capital Park and Planning Commission. The commission also approved the transfer to the Maryland Park and Planning Commission of funds for purchase of unit 3 of Rock Creek Park, from Connecticut avenue in Chevy Chase to Garrett Park. Md. “Taking lines” for the Maryland unit have been approved and the actual acquisition of land is expected to begin imme diately. Thus will extend the Rock Creek Park as an unbroken unit from the Potomac River to Garrett Park, all of unit 2, from the District Line to Connecticut avenue, having been acquired and partially developed. The Potomac Palisades property to be acquired extends from Key Bridge to the District line north of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, which it parallels. Acquisition of this property has been an authorized project for some time, the commission explained. The land is expected to be developed as a picturesque addition to the Dis trict's park system, affording unusually good views of the Potomac Valley. Work on Airport. Thomas S. Settle, secretary to the commission, and John Nolen. jr„ di rector of planning, reported that they •re working with the Civil Aeronautics 'Authority on plans for development of the proposed Gravelly Point airport, especially with regard to relocation of • section of the Mount Vernon high way approximately a mile in length. Public Works Administration funds for airport construction there probably will be allocated next W'eek. Mr. Settle announced completion of the Lee boulevard, connecting the Arlington Memorial Bridge with the Lee highway at Fall3 Church, Va. *Thf Anal unit, from Columbia Island to Arlington Ridge road, was opened to traffic yesterday. Mr. Settle ex plained that the Lee highway from Palls Church to Centerville now is being widened, completing a major highway development from Centerville directly to the Arlington Bridge. This work already has resulted in easing traffic congestion on M street in Georgetown, Mr. Settle said. He reported that the first unit of •the George Washington Parkway from Key Bridge to Columbia L«land has been filled and graded and that road construction will be completed by the end of the year, further improving traffic conditions between Virginia and Washington. Guests of Motor Club. Members of the Commission were guests of the D. C. Motor Club at a luncheon at the Willard Hotel, where Thomas MacDonald, chief of the Bureau of Public Roads, described de velopment of motor roads in Germany. This afternoon the commission will consider revised plans for the pro posed War Department building group In the new Northwest Rectangle west of the new Interior Department Building. These plans, to be submit ted by the Treasury Department, call for the closing of streets in the area not heretofore considered for closing. Funds for construction of the first unit of the new War Department are available and it is expected work may begin before the end of the year. Nolen to Submit Report. The commission also will consider establishment of building lines for the new central library in the District Municipal Center and for an exten sion to the National Museum. An appropriation of *60.000 has been made for preparation of plans for the library building, which is to be located at the northwest corner of Pennsylvania ave nue and John Marshall place N.W. Several street closing and land trans fer items are scheduled for considera tion this afternoon and the commis sion also will pass on plans for sev eral new gasoline filling stations. --•-— *TW0 NEW HOUSING PROJECTS PLANNED Arlington Zoning Board to Consider Applications on Wednesday. Plans for the construction of two new large-scale housing projects in Arlington County, Va„ are to be con sidered by the County Zoning Board of Appeal* next Wednesday, its sched ule revealed today. The county already includes two of the largest privately owned housing projects in the United States, Buck ingham Community and Colonial Vil lage. The Zoning Board has sched uled two requests to rezone large tracts from residential A to residential B ratings, which will permit apartment house construction. The tracts are situated on North Washington boulevard nearly a mile beyond Glebe road and on the south side of Columbia pike. According to plans now before the Zoning Board the Columbia pike project would be built by Gustav Ring, builder of Colo nial Village, and the North Washing ton boulevard project by Mace Prop er^es, Inc. The requests are being made bv Calvin Haley, Howard R. Lady and , B- M- Smith, owners, and H. B. Tet rett, trustee for the Columbia Pike Jam«* Keith and William Stone, trustees and owners of the Washington boulevard site. FREDERICKSBURG, VA.—DOGGIES GO TO MARKET—Miss Maxine McCoy, 17, of Howson, Va., holds her Mexican Chihuahua in one hand and a fox horn in the other at the historic dog mart here yesterday. Her pup was not for sale, she said. —Star Staff Photo. This collie pup, however, was one of the 168 dogs to be auc tioned off by Barton Mason (in the topper). Holding the collie, which sold for $11, is C. M. Cowan, auction chairman. —A. P. Photo. $2.50 to $175 Bids Bring New Owners to Mari’s Dogs Mutts and Pedigreed Canines Change Hands Under Auctioneer’s Chant at Fredericksburg Sale. By THOMAS V. HARDMAIN, Star Staff Correspondent. FREDERICKSBURG, Va„ Oct. 21.— Howling, whining dogs brought many a new master out of bed too early today. For In numerous backyards and basements were stored the mutts who tumbled off the auction table yester day into the arms of strange owners at the 11th annual renewal of the historic Fredericksburg Dog Mart. City laborers cleared the square of all traces left by the 642 canine princi pals and the 2,500 owners and spec tators who gathered for the annual event, which was resumed in 1927 after a lay-off since the Revolutionary War. Officials doubted that the best dog sold In the pre-Revolutionary period would have brought more than the $175 C. E. White of Richmond paid for the well-trained coonhound sold by W. L. Wickham of Chancellor, Va. At the same time, a mongrel last sold at the auction and for the least price—$2.50—hardly would have rep resented a “closed deal” among the Indians and white settlers w'ho congre gated here in the 1600s to attempt to outdo each other In bartering dog flesh. This “last and least” was bought by Ray Hall, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, for his baby daughter. Auctioneer Stellar Performer. A tobacco auctioneer had nothing on Dog-Seller W. Barton Mason, Orange (Va.) sportsman, who chanted figures and beat his cane on a porcelain table as, one by one. tail-tucked dog gies were sold from the auction block. Dressed in top hat, white tie and swallow-tailed. coat, the rotund Mr. Mason barked “I've got 28—28 Whooooo'll gimme 30—30—30” —and he sucked a lemon to clear his throat until 168 dogs had found new owners. Earlier, it took the flip of a coin to decide the tootingest tooter among the 10 fox-horn blowers in a special contest. E. W. Kube of Rhoadesville, Va., called “heads” and was named the winner over Dave Jackson, colored tooter from Spottsylvania County. "I started tootin' when I was 8 years old,” said Mr. Kube. “These things (stroking a shiny steer's horn) are easy to toot. You just get a horn and go to blowin’.” Tooter Called for Encore. Even after Mr. Mason had started the chant to auction off “for sale” mutts. Mr. Kube was called back to the microphone of the public address system to display his prowess with the steer's horn he had borrowed to win the contest. (His horn was burned in a fire several weeks ago—not while he was blowing.) Just to please the throng the prize tooter tooted a few bars of “Stars and Stripes Forever.” “I leave that out when I’m calling the hounds,” he said. only woman horn blower in the contest was Mrs. Robert Brooks Hin ton of Alexandria, Va., who also bor rowed a horn. It failed her on the high notes. The auctioneering started off slowly, with prospective dog buyers among the hundreds who crowded around the platform obviously reticent in calling their bids. A registered collie puppy sold for $10 for the first purchase. Parade to the Block. Plea-bitten dogs, blue bloods and lap puppies joined in the big parade which preceded the auction sale. Mart officials, headed by Fredericksburg’s Mayor, W. Marshall Kingy, and B. T. Pitts, president of the Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event, fol lowed six horsemen in the line of march. Along came the high school band, a troop of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and then the dogs, barking and straining at leashes held by their respective owners. Sam Ford, 75-year-old colored fox hunter from the Wilderness, was all over the place with his top hat and tails standing out among the throng. He provided quite a contrast to the hundreds who came in short sleeves and summer clothes to remain com fortable in the near-sultry weather. One man called the police to show them a dog up for sale that was stolen from him three months ago. The pres ent owner and the complainant were taken to the local lock-up to settle the issue. The auction was interrupted from time to time for a child to be put "on the block” in search of his mother, from whom he had become separated in the milling crowd. Mrs. Rotella Wins Again. Knoll Croft Prince, 3V2-year-old English setter with a regal head and a minimum of fleas, was tagged the ‘‘best dog in the show,” to win for Mrs. Joseph Rotella of Ellerson, Va„ her third consecutive championship in Fredericksburg Dog Mart competition. Mrs. Rotella has taken top honors with different dogs in each of the three years she has placed an en trant in the show. “I guess they'll start barring me from the show if I keep this up,” she said, fondly stroking the head of the black-and-white prize winner. Assisting Mr. Mason with the auc tioneering and acting as general an nouncer for the event was C. Mac Donald Cowan, whose pleas and dog ear-pulling caused many a bidder to raise his "ante" for a pooch on the auction block. The oddest entry in the show (and there were plenty of odd ones) was Jeff Mills’ hound, which had four front feet to go along with the usual flop ears, mournful stare and tuneful voice. The pup's hind quarters were intact. The word •‘parsimony" comes from a Latin word meaning “to spare” and originally had no suggestion of stingi ness. * i ON IN POTOMAC AREA Pacts by D. C. and 4 States Aim of New Conservancy Organization. PACTS MAY BE READY IN NEXT FEW MONTHS Industrialists to Aid in War on Waste in Streams in River Basin of Section. A concerted movement looking to the creation of the proposed Potomac valley conservancy district for the control of all pollution problems affect ing the Potomac River and Its tributaries was being launched today with its first aim interstate pacts be tween the District of Columbia, Mary land, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The plan, which requires approval by the District Commissioners and the Legislatures of the four States before it can be submitted to Congress, was adopted yesterday afternoon by the Executive Committee of the Potomac Valley Pollution Conference. m. o. Lieignton, consulting engineer of the Washington Board of Trade, drew up the plan, the carrying out of which was entrusted today to a com mittee consisting of C. F. Browning, public health engineer of the District of Columbia; Dr. R. H. Riley, director of the Maryland State Department of Health, and I. M. Glace, consulting engineer of the National Resources Committee. Sponsored by the Washington Board i of Trade, the Potomac Valley Pollution Conference was initiated some months ago in response to recommendations of the National Resources Committee, which proposed the creation of a con servancy district in the Potomac Basin for the abatement of stream pollution and industrial waste. Industrialists in the four neighboring States are co-operating with the movement, as a great deal of the pollution in the Poto mac is caused by mine waste in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Early Agreement Seen. Mr. Browning said today he believed a tentative plan for interstate action could be drawn up and agreed upon in two or three months. Such a plan, he explained, would serve as a stop gap until final legislative and congres sional authority is obtained. It would be impossible, however, to expend State funds or exercise police powers under the tentative agreements. The Virginia Legislature, for in stance, does not convene until Janu ary in 1940, and some of the other Legislatures will not meet for another year. For this reason, it was proposed to use the authority of the State com missions to undertake an initial study and working out of plans until the whole scheme can be presented for formal ratification. In a resolution adopted at yester day's conference meeting in the Board of Trade rooms, the proposed pact be tween the District and the four States within the Potomac Basin was ap proved as the "most feasible and ex pedient" method of attacking pollution problems. The conference suggested that its officers and Executive Committee rec ommend and endeavor to provide a suggested commission of three mem bers, to be appointed by the Presi dent, be placed “in authority" over the activities of the conservancy dis trict. A section of the plan provides that funds for the administration of the area shall be obtained through appro priations from the States and the Dis trict of Columbia in the amounts rec ommended by the conservancy district on a proportionate basis. It was pro posed, however, to place a $30,000 limitation on the total of funds made available. Duties of Commission. The powers and duties of the Con servancy Commission would be: To collect and summarize all technical data on the pollution of the streams of the conservancy district and to pre pare annual reports on conditions. To obtain adequate information on the character and condition of such streams as they now exist or may be affected by the future discharge of waste matter. To co-operate with the Legislatures of the signatory bodies and other in terested commissions within or with out the district for the purpose of promoting uniform law's and regula tions for the abatement and control of stream pollution. To disseminate public information on the harmful and uneconomical re sults of pollution and the aims of the Conservancy Commission. To institute and conduct research and fact-finding activities in co-opcra tion with other organizations looking to the establishment of sewage treat ment plants and control of industrial wastes in the various communities which do not have such facilities. To adopt reasonable minimum stand ards for the treatment of all sewage and industrial waste discharged into the streams of the district. The members of the Executive Com mittee of the Potomac Valley Pollution Conference are Dr. Riley, chairman; Mr. Browning, secretary; Gardiner L. Boothe of Alexandria, Va.; A. W. Frame of Waynesboro, Va.; Wendall B. Goode of Winchester, Va.; J. B. Gordon, director of sanitary engineer ing for the District of Columbia; George L. Hall, acting chief engineer of the Maryland Department of Health; Ashton C. Jones of Claren don, Va.; Thomas W. Koon, Mayor of Cumberland, Md.; M. O. Leighton, consulting engineer of the Washington Board of Trade; Abner L. Roe of Washington, Dr. Edith McBride Dexter, secretary of the health de partment, Harrisburg, Pa.; Dr. Arthur K. McClue, State health commissioner of West Virginia; H. E. Moses, chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Depart ment of Health; Dr. X. C. Riggin, com missioner of health of Virginia; Dr. George C. Ruhland, District of Colum bia health officer; F. T. Small of Cumberland. Md.; E. 8. Tisdale, chief sanitary engineer of the West Virginia Department of Health, and Morton Walleratein, chairman of the Virginia State Planning Commission. WHAT’S NEW AT THE ZOO—The Zoo in Rock Creek Park now offers a bear who beckons when he sees a peanut (left), and a mangabey monkey, which has just arrived after a trip from Northwest Africa, via New York. —Star Staff Photo. MEDICAL PROBERS DEAR 2 OFFICIALS Zimmerman and Penniman Appear in Group Health Investigation. Two Government officials, who were prominent in the organization of Group Health Association, Inc,, ap peared today before the special grand Jury investigating Department of Jus tice charges against organized medi cine. The first witness was R. R. Zimmer man, personnel director of the Home Owners’ Loan Corp., one of the found ers of G. H. A., w-ho had testified yesterday afternoon. He was followed by William F. Penniman, deputy governor of the Federal Home Loan Bank system. Mr. Penniman was the first president of Group Health Association. He re signed because of the pressure of new official duties. He was succeeded as president of G. H. A. by Wiliam C. Kirkpatrick, w-ho now heads the em battled medical co-operative. There were indications the grand jury would not meet tomorrow, but would resume Its sessions Monday. At least two more weeks probably will be required to complete the Department of Justice case, ft was indicated. Mr. Zimmerman spent about two %pd a halOtours with the terday, and, it was indicated, may re turn for further testimony. Speaking to the press after emerging from the grand jury session. Mr. Zim merman declined to disclose what he had told the Jurors, but issued a brief statement on the question of medical care. Cost Declared Too High. “There can be no question that there is a growing body of sentiment in this country, and particularly among peo ple who work for wages and salaries,” he said, "that there is need for an im provement in the administration of medical services. There can be no question about it. The cost of medical services as practiced today is just too expensive for the pocketbooks of most people. “The very advance in the science and practice of medicine has created a problem which calls for new pat terns.” Four Principles. Mr. Zimmerman had outlined in detail the story of how Group Health Association had been established in a speech Wednesday before the Civil Service Assembly of the United States and Canada here. In this address he pointed to the need for group health organizations, and laid down four car dinal principles for their set-up. These were: Prepayment, emphasis on pre ventive practice, co-ordination through group practice, and membership sup port and control through a co-oper ative organization. The Department of Justice Is pro ceeding steadily with its presentation of the case against the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia in an effort to show violation of the “re straint of trade” provisions of the Sherman Anti-trust Act. It was again emphasized, as pointed out by Attorney Genera# Cummings recently, that the charges dod not involve monopoly. POLICEMAN’S DEATH FREES DEFENDANT Drunken Driving Charge Nolle Prossed When Only Witness in Case Succumbs. Death has freed a 39-year-old col ored man of a drunk driving charge. The case against Jesse M. Porter of the 600 block of Morton street N.W. will be nolle prossed because of the death Tuesday of Pvt. R. C. Jack son, the arresting officer and only witness, it was announced at Police Court today by Assistant Corporation Counsel J. Francis Reilly. Pvt. Jackson died in Walter Reed Hospital of pneumonia which devel oped following an operation. The officer, who was 44, was with No. 10 precinct. Porter, an ice truck driver, was sir rested near his home July 17. Man Locates Leak Of Gas With Match, But Will Recover John Wright, 34. a painter, struck a match last night to look for a gas leak in the kitchen stove of his home, 2540 Fourteenth street N.W., according to the police report. Mr. Wright found the leak. He was treated at Emergency Hospital for burns about the face and arms. An explosion had torn the door from the oven. Mr. Wright was not seriously injured. - America Is Warned to Act To Save Roseate Spoonbill Ornithologists Told Plume Hunters and Avid Collectors Threaten Extinction of Beautiful, Mysterious Bird. By W. H. SHIPPEN, Jr. Unless active conservation measures are taken that beautiful and mysteri ous bird, the roseate spoonbill, may vanish from the American scene with all the finality of the passenger pig eons, whose pastel-hued wings once filled the sky. A plea for the survival of this color ful ornament of Southern cypress swamps and mangrove thickets was delivered yesterday at one of the final sessions of the American Ornitholo gists’ Union by Alexander Sprunt, jr„ of Charleston, S. C., a spokesman for the National Association of Audubon Societies. Native plume hunters and avid col lectors have reduced the spoonbill population of subtropical swamps in Florida, Louisiana and Texas to a known total of about 3.000 in six scattered colonies. Mr. Sprunt said. Bird lovers hope, however, that a large and unknown rookery of these rare creatures exists in some remote swamp in Southern Florida. Clues of Colony Appear. The expert said that occasional transient birds wjiich turn up in the kfjcwn colonies from time to time Indicate the existence of a nesting place hidden, perhaps, in the im-. penetrable wilderness of mangrove thickets, estuaries and creeks. A search is being conducted for the colony by Federal and State game wardens. Audubon Society agents and Coast Guard flyers. The destruction of the roseate spoon bill would be another American trag edy in Mr. Sprunt’s opinion. “All of us.” he said, “have at some time felt a longing to .see the teeming life as it once existed in the unspoiled wil derness of prehistoric ages. i It seems to me that no other bird belongs more completely to the past. To come upon a flock of these statu esque birds standing motionless on some wild beach against a background of green mangrove thicket is to glimpse life as it existed in prehistoric times. Throwback to Antedeluviau Era. “Like the opossum, the gar fish and the alligator, the roseate spoonbill is a throwback to an antedeluvian era. They force upon one an impression of past ages. The birds are at once 1 GIVEN JOBS Building in Alexandria Is Being Renovated Prior to Manufacture. by t. Staff Correspondent at The Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va.. Oct. 21.—Ap proximately 200 unemployed Washing .tonians were at work here today renov ating the United States naval torpedo plant in preparation for resuming tor pedo production. The plant has been closed since 1923. At that time, it was an assem bly plant, but under present plans it will manufacture as well as assemble torpedo parts. The renovation work began Wed nesday. More workers were added yesterday and today and the force now includes 90 laborers, 50 painters. 20 | steamfitters, 10 carpenters and a num | ber of helpers. Lt. J. R. Topper, commanding officer at the plant, said torpedo production probably will not be commenced until January, 1940. The work now in progress includes painting the interior, placing new foundations for heavy ma chinery to be installed later, making necessary repairs and alterations. Comdr. Ira P. Griffin, Civil Engineer Corps, U. S. N., is directing the W. P. A. work. There are only two torpedo plants in the United States—the one here and one at Newport, R. I. Lt. Topper pointed out that no explosives will be handled at the local plant. The tor pedoes will be produced here, but actual loading occurs in some sparsely settled area or island, he said. Ap proximately 800 workers will be given employment after operations begin in 1940. Meanwhile, new machinery will be installed to turn out parts for the weapons. P.- T. A. Chairmen Named. The Parent-Teacher Association of the Charles A. Stewart School an nounced committee chairmen Tues day. They are: Mrs. Henry Davis, ways and means: Mrs. 8. P. Grub, membership; P. E. Prior, publication; Mrs. Charles Brooks, program: Mrs. Howard Bugferf publicity, and A .D. Smith, hospitality. awkward, beautiful, statuesque and grotesque." * Mr. Sprunt said that the spoonbill has unpredictable breeding habits. For example, one flock may nest in early spring while another, under exactly the same conditions, and less than a dozen miles away, may bring forth their young as much as two months later. Other groups of indi viduals do not appear to nest at all. The only known colony in Florida, on Cape Sable, is composed of about 50 breeding adults and some 300 or 350 casuals. There is only one colony known in Louisiana, and in Texas there are four, scattered in swamps along the Gulf Coast. Between 350 and 400 nests have been counted in Texas. Now Stays Close to Home. In former years the roseate spoonbill moved as far north as Charleston and as far west as Utah after the nesting season, but now confines its flights to a strictly local hobitat, Mr. Sprunt said. The spoonbill is a confirmed ecen tric. Other birds have more orderly habits. For example, Mr. Sprunt said, naturalist* »re still trying to learn why the' spoonbill, for no ap parent reason, runs around with large stick* In its grotesque beak. This is done after the nesting season. In addtkm to natural dangers, such as hurricanes and predatory animals, the roseate spoonbill is threatened with extinction by plume-hunting na tives and by collectors always anxious to obtain a skin or egg, Mr. Sprunt said. Special Fund Suggested. He suggested that bird lovers raise a special fund to provide more active protecton for the creatures, and for a wider search for the supposed colony. ' “The secret of this colony," Mr. Sprunt said, “probably lies hidden amid the multitudinous creeks and bays of the Florida mangrove swamps.” The ornithologists closed their 56th convention at the National Museum yesterday afternoon. The visiting naturalists were making an inspection of the Patuxent Wild Life Refuge near Laurel, Md., today, and those who re main over tomorrow will take a trip i through the Zoo. Artenias Ward Statue Will Be Unveiled Nov. 3 Unveiling of a statue of Gen. Ar temas Ward, first commander of American Revolutionary forces, erected at Ward Circle, Massachusetts and Nebraska avenues N.W., will be held at 3 p.m. November 3. The 10-foot bronze figure was pre sented by the president and fellows of Harvard College, which Gen. Ward attended. Henry L. Shattuck of Har vard will make the presentation to Secretary of War Woodring, who will accept on behalf of the Government. Mrs. Louis Wesley Feick of New York, great-great-great-granddaugh ter of Gen. Ward, will unveil the statue. She is the daughter of Mr. and lifrs. Royal D. Mead of 2400 Foxhall road. Leonard Crunelle of Chicago is the sculptor. The statue shows Gen. Ward dressed in an officer's uniform typical of the period. The cloak ac tually worn by Gen. Ward was used as a model. Gen. Ward, a native of Massachu setts, was the first commanding officer of patriot forces, filling that post be fore the appointment of Gen. George Washington. Gen. Ward was a Dele gate from Massachusetts to the Conti nental Congress in 1780-1. He died in 1800. ENTRIES FOR BABY SHOW WILL CLOSE TOMORROW 5Cfo Have Been Entered in Event - to Be Held by Women Moose at Lansburgh & Bro. Registration for the prize baby show to be conducted by the Women of the Moose, Columbia Chapter, No. 368, will close at 5:45 p.m. tomorrow at Lans burgh St Bro., officials announced to day. More than 500 babies already have been entered in the contest. Within the next few days the health clinic to be held in connection with the show will be opened, with each entrant receiving a thorough physical examination. Health certificates will be made out for the contestants, and the first event of the show will be Judged on the basis of the physicians’ reports. The second portion of the show will Mi the beauty contest and the selec tion of the winning red-head and the nearest identical set of twins entered. The date of the show will be an nounced after the cllnl^ls under way. HOSPITAL SERVICE FOR CRIPPLES TO STARTONMONDAY Diagnostic and Treatment Clinics Will Be Held at Gallinger. RUHLAND ANNOUNCES PROGRAM OF LECTURES • - Various Phases of Care of lame Children to Be Discussed in Eight Talks. Diagnostic and treatment clinics for Washington's crippled children will be placed in operation at Gallinger Hospital Monday, as a part of the program for their care under the 130,000 annual grant to the District in the social security program. In announcing completion of plans for the program, Health Department officials said they could not estimate how many children might be bene fited. About 400 crippled children now are under care in various public and private agencies, including ages up to 15 years. The new program will permit treatment of any up to the age of 21 years. The clinics will be operated In the basement of the convalescent pavilion of the hospital, Nineteenth and C streets S.E. Treatment will be given by appointment. The department asks that applications be made by tele phone by calling to Atlantic 0600, branch 14. Forms may be obtained from the Bureau of Maternal and Child Welfare. Room 19, District Building, wtfiich will direct the pro gram under the supervision of Dr. Ella Oppenheimer, bureau chief. Schedules Announced. Clinics will be held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. for listing of the medical examination and social histories of patients of the ages from 12 to 21 ' and on Thursdays at 1 p.m. for the histories of those under 12 years, i Children having non-orthopedic con j ditions, but falling under the crippled children classification, also will bo admitted. The orthopedic clinic will be held Mondays at 9 am. for white patients and on Wednesdays at the same hour for colored patients. | The types of crippling conditions j for which children are to be accepted j for care at the clinics are: I 1. Diseases, defects and injuries of the muscles, bones and joints, con genital or acquired, due to local or systemic causes, . including hairlip, I cleft palate and diseases, defects and injuries of the nervous system affect* i ing muscles, bones and joints and de I formities or potential deformities due j to burns. 2. Cardiac diseases or potential car ; diac diseases. Program of Lectures. Individuals for whom there is no reasonable prospect for improvement and who require custodial care will not be accepted as coming within the 1 scope of the program. | Health Officer George C. Ruhland also announced a program of eight j lectures, to which all nurses in the i District are invited, on various phases : of treatment of crippled children and j the social security program. Preven ■ tion of crippling conditions, the care | and treatment of important diseases which may lead to crippling conditions j an(i symptoms of illness which indi | cate that the child should receive i prompt attention from an orthopedic j specialist also will be discussed. The series will begin Saturday at 11:30 am. in the auditorium of the United States Public Health Service. Dr. Oppenheimer will be the speaker. On succeeding Saturdays lectures will be given by Dr. Custis Lee Hall. Dr. Paul Mossman, Dr. O. A. Engh, Miss | Lucia Murchison, director of social service of the Health Department, and ! Miss Naomi Deutsch, chief consultant on public health nursing, United j States Children’s Bureau. TRAFFIC SAFETY BOARD IS OPPOSED — Washingtonians Suggest Money Be Used to Add More Policemen to Force. Opposition to the creation of a traffic safety commission in the District, with the request that money for this purpose be expended for more policemen, was voted at a meet ing of the Washingtonians last night. The group reaffirmed its stand in urging national representation for the District of Columbia. A third resolution requested appoint ment of a resident of the city for at least 10 years for the office of District Commissioner. The association decided to award a cup annually to the District resident who ''voluntarily and without compen sation" performs the most valuable civic service to the citv. At annual elections, Miss Etta Tag gart was re-elected president. Other officers chosen include Miss Amelia MacFadyen, first vice president; J. B. Dickman, second vice president: Mrs. Olive Madden, third vice president; Mrs. J. Edwin Reid, recording sec retary: Mrs. William Hessick, corre sponding secretary; Miss Margaret Staley, treasurer; Mrs. Elizabeth Sul livan, parliamentarian, and Mrs. Joseph Staley, historian. The meeting was held in the High land Apartments, Connecticut avenua and California street N.W. *-•-- ■ - BAN ON PRICES REFUSED The proposal of the District Retail Liquor Dealers' Association for a reg ulation banning advertisement of the prices of liquor was rejected today by the Commissioners. They approved a recommendation by the Alcohol Bev erage Control Board against adoption of the suggestion. The Commissioners also rescind'd a recent regulation which forbade the sale of fish from hucksters’ wagons, in approving a report by a special committee headed by Edward W. Thomas, assistant corporation counsel.