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_WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1939. **** B—1 Plea for Bigger Gallinger Fund To Be Made Fight Over Control Not Yet Settled Despite Study r Members of the Subcommittee on Public Health, Hospitals and Chari ties of the House District Committee, who are now investigating condi tions at Gallinger Hospital, made preparations today to appear before the House Appropriations Subcom mittee handling the 1940 District budget to appeal for increased funds for the institution. The subcommittee also completed 'arrangements to resume its inquiry into conditions at the hospital to morrow at 10 a.m. Its hearings will be held in the House Claims Com mittee room instead of the District Committee room, which is to be occupied the remainder of the week by the Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee in connection with its study of the proposed new tax program. The Gallinger Investigating Sub committee expects to make its ap pearance before the Appropriations Subcommittee the latter part of the week, when public health items in the 1940 budget are taken up for consideration. Chairman Collins of the Appropriations Subcommittee has promised the investigating sub committee a hearing. Fight Not Settled. Meantime, Chairman Bates of the Investigating Subcommittee said the fight over control of the major wards of the hospital is far from finished despite the reported tentative set tlement reached after a study of the situation by Richard Mackenzie, hospital expert drafted by the Com missioners to make an investigation. Meanwhile, - Commissioner Hazen said he still had "an open mind" m in the controversy. He said that Mr. Mackenzie had not yet sub mitted his solution, which, it is un derstood. would restore control of the hospital's major wards to the George Washington and George town Universities Medical Schools. When the report is submitted, probably within the next few days. Mr. Hazen indicated, it will be re ferred to Corporation Counsel Seal. Mr. Hazen said he had conferred with Mr. Mackenzie-Saturday to dis cuss informally the investigator’s proposals. Resignations Hinted. While restoring control to the vis iting staffs of the medical schools, Mr. Mackenzie is understood to con template retention of the present resident physicians. * The visiting doctors would be required to devote a specified amount of time at the hospital, it was reported. Those in charge, however, would have depu ties approved by the health officer and the Commissioners. The report also would recognize the present status of the hospital under the Health Department. Health Officer George C. Ruhland said he had not seen Mr. Macken zie’s report, but if it contemplated, as reported, a return to the old system, it was ‘‘absurd." He added that if the proposal went into effect there was a possi bility of the resignation of "our . men." Under Mr. Mackenzie's pro posals, the resident physician would be in control only in the absence of the visiting physician in charge or his deputy. M. U. Professor to Talk At Grace Church Forum Dr. K. G. Steinmeyer, associate professor of political science at Maryland University, will address the second of the open forum series being held ai Grace Episcopal Church, Wood side. Md„ to-1 morrow evening! at 8 o'clock. Dr. Steinmey er, who will take as his subject “Christianity vs, the ’Isms," at one time was pastor of the Takoma Pprk Lutheran Church and brings to his subject, there Dr. Stelnmeyrr. fore, a balanced understanding 01 the issue. At the conclusion of his address Dr. Steinmeyer will submit to ques tioning by a panel composed of Mrs. J. Russell McQueen, president of the Woman's Guild of Grace Church; Mrs. Paul L. Hutchins, chairman of foreign affairs of the Woman's Club of Woodside; the Rev. Ralph D. Smith, pastor of the Woodside Methodist Church, and the Rev. Richard Aselford, rec tor of Grace Church. The forum will be held in the parish house of Grace Church. Bloom to Read President's . Purim Message to Jews A message from President Roose velt to the Jews of America will be read by Representative Sol Bloom of New York over a network of the National Broadcasting Co. this afternoon in connection with the Hebrew Festival of Purim. Sponsored by the Union of Ortho dox Jewish Congregations of Amer ica, the program will be heard from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Others to be heard on the program are William Weiss, national presi dent of the union; Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein and Mrs. Moses L. Isaacs. A children's party in celebration of the festival will be held tomor row afternoon at the Jewish Com munity Center, when youngsters will present songs and dances directed by Mrs. Bess Minster, head of the center's children's department. The last of a series of institutes <on the theater will be held at the center tomorrow night. Bernard Schoenfeld, chief script writer of the Interior Department’s Radio Divi sion, will be the speaker. NAVY'S HEAD NURSE—Miss Sue S. Dauser today took over her duties as superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps. She is shown being welcomed at the Navy Department by Admiral Ross T. Mclntire, surgeon general of the Navy. —Star Staff Photo. • Army Dental Corps Abreast With New War Inventions Gen. Fairbank Talks To 3,000 Dentists in Convention Here The United States Army Dental Corps now is in process of expansion in which its size has been approxi mately doubled in four years. Brig. Gen. L. C. Fairbank told the Five State Dental Association which opened its annual convention at the Mayflower today with nearly 3,000 dentists from Washington and near by States in attendance. Dentistry, Gen. Fairbank said, now is accepted as an integral branch : of military medicine in plans for national defense. Simultaneously with the increase in personnel, he said, notable advances are being \ made in the techniques of treating jaw injuries from gunshot wounds, especially through the work of Col. Roy Stout and his associates at the Army Dental School at Walter Reed Hospital. New Types of Splints. These advances, he said, have been most notable in the develop ment of new types of splints for broken jaws which are far lighter and more comfortable. The heavy jaw splints of World War days, he explained, often caused almost un endurable discomfort to a wounded soldier because of the weight of the material and the general awkward ness of the procedure. A group composed of both military surgeons and dentists is working together on developments which will do away with much of the hideous disfigure ment which sometimes followed facial injuries in the last war. The Dental Corps, he said, is well aware that it will have new prob lems to face in a future conflict, such as those arising from explod ing bullets particularly designed to shatter bone. The Army dentists are keeping abreast of such prob lems, he explained, by making use of the advancing technique of bone grafts developed by orthopedic sur geons. These involve use of pieces of bone from the patient's own body wherever possible, but in cases of necessity sheep bones can be used. First Aid Program. One of the most notable advances, Gen. Fairbank said, is in the de velopment of a first aid program for jaw injuries. In the last war these were considered entirely a field for specialists to be treated at a base hospital and often very little was done for a wounded man at first. Now, he said, soldiers of the Medical Corps will be trained to give the necessary early treatment as soon as possible after an injury is received. From this point on there will be a continual building up process as the patient is moved back from one station to another until he finally reaches a base hospital with entirely adequate equipment. Dr. John J. Posner of New York told of new and simpler methods of administering local anaesthesias for minor oral surgery. Drs. Wilmer Souder and Ira C. Schoonover of the Bureau of Standards reported their progress on the development of dental cements—a co-operative project between the bureau and the American Dental Association. The convention wa? opened with a welcome from Dr. James W. Brown, president of the District of Columbia Dental Society, and by Dr. J. K. Jennings, general chairman of the convention. New Dredge to Leave For Gravelly Point A message received today at the local office of the United States Engineer Corps reports that the dredge, Gulf Stream, is due to leave New Orleans today for work at Gravelly Point National Airport. It is expected to arrive about March 24 and be ready for work about April 1. She will proceed from New Orleans across the Gulf of Mexico to the Florida keys and thence to Beaufort, N. C„ and then by the inland route to Norfolk. She has a 28-inch discharge pipe and is larger than the dredge McLaughlin, which was originally scheduled for the work. Fraternity Aide Named Henry B. Cusick has been appoint ed deputy province secretary for the third province by Godfrey L. Munter, lord high chancellor of the Sigma Nu Phi International Legal Fraternity. He formerly was a chancellor of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Chapter and now is chancel lor of its alumni chapter. He lives at 1913 I street N.W. and is asso ciated with the General Accounting Office. i 4 Potomac River Valley Pollution Control Discussed Four States, District Study Proposal For Compact Representatives from four States and the District of Columbia met this morning to consider an inter state compact for the control of pol lution of streams in the Potomac Valley. Members of the Special Inter state Committee on the Potomac Valley, which includes representa tives from the District, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Penn sylvania, dicussed provisions of tne tentative agreement, under which a Potomac Valley Conservancy Com mission would be created to direct efforts to abate pollution of the Po tomac River and its tributary streams. Discussion of the distribution of administrative costs, under a pro posed budget submitted by I. M Glace, water consultant of the Na tional Resources Committee, who explained the compact, occupied the morning session at the Chamber of Commerce Building. Aims Approved. After Dr. R. H. Riley, chairman of the Potomac Valley Pollution Conference, which requested the meeting, outlined a history of the proceedings of the conference, a general discussion of the compact developed Those who spoke ex pressed general approval of the aims of the agreement. Attorney. General William C Walsh of Maryland, however, said there was some hesitation on the part of the State government of Maryland to obligate itself to fur nish an estimated yearly sum. He suggested instead a yearly appropria tion to cover administrative expenses of the Conservancy Commission, to be secured through appropriations from each signatory bodv. ine commission, to be established under the compact, would consist of three members from the District and three from each State, in addi tion to three appointed by Presi dent Roosevelt. $12,000 Yearly Budget. Under the tentative program the disposition of administrative costs would provide for a yearly estimated budget of $12,000. Allocation of the cost under the budget submitted for consideration would call for yearly contributions of $3,600 from the Dis trict; $3,000 from Maryland: $2,400 from Virginia: $1,800 from West Virginia, and $1,200 from Pennsyl vania. Hubert R. Gallagher, assistant director of the Council of State Governments, described the work of the Interstate Commission on the Delaware Basin. Assistant Corporation Counsel Oliver Gasch, representing'the Dis trict Government, said that the Commissioners were in accord with the purpose of the agreement and with the compact in general. The meeting adjourned shortly before 12 o'clock and was to recon vene at 3 p.m. when action was ex pected to be taken on the proposed compact and reports were to be heard at that time from committees on the budget, the resolution and the wording of the agreement. Frank Bane, executive director of the Council of State Governments, presided. Mead and Ramspeck To Address Meeting Senator Mead, Democrat, of New York and Representative Rampeck Democrat, of Georgia, chairman of the House Civil Service Committee, will speak at a meeting under the auspices of the United • Federal Workers of America, in the Depart mental Auditorium at Thirteenth street and Constitution avenue at 8 o’clock Thursday night. Senator Mead will speak on the labor movement and Representative Ramspeck on the outlook for Gov ernment employe legislation. James B. Carey, secretary of the Congress of Industrial Organiza tions, and other union leaders also will be on the program. Dr. Swope to Speak Dr. Chester D. Swope of Wash ington will be the principal speaker at the general assembly of the forty third annual convention of the American Osteopathic Association in Dallas, Tex., June 26 to 30. Dr. Swope is chairman of the Public Relations Committee of the association. More than 2,500 os teopaths from the United States, Canada and Europe are expected to attend the convention. Woman Dies; District's 19th Auto Fatality Mrs. Mary Biddle, 12, Victim; Girl Killed By Hit-Run Car Washington’s 19th traffic fatality of the year was recorded today as Mrs. Mary Biddle. 72, of 17 Bryant street N.W.. died in Emergency Hospital. She was injured Janu ary 30. Meanwhile, police pressed a search for a hit-and-run driver who ran down and fatally injured 16 year-old Frances Sublett of 2630 Duke street. Alexandria, in one of several week end accidents in the Washington area. This accident occurred yesterday afternoon near the victim's home. In a Baltimore accident last night, two participants in a wedding here yesterday were fatally injured in a collision of an automobile in which they were passengers and a freight train. The victims were Mrs. John Gaeng, 21, the bride, and Melvin Loose, 20, a Bay Coast Guardsman. The bridegroom, also a Coast Guard map, was injured. The accident occurred as they were returning from a wedding party here. Mrs. Gaeng was the former Doris Allen of Baltimore. Ahead of 1938 Figure. Mrs. Biddle’s death placed this year’s total number of fatalities one ahead of the corresponding period FRANCES SUBLETT. —Star Staff Photo. last year. The 15th pedestrian vic tim of the year, Mrs. Biddle was struck at Rhode Island avenue and Logan Circle N.W. by an automobile operated, police said, by Eugene Kenderdine, 50, of 1924 Shepherd street N.E. She received a fractured collar bone and other injuries. Mr. Kenderdine was ordered to appear at a coroner's inquest, the date to be set. Miss Sublett, daughter of Daniel W. Sublett, a locomotive engineer, was struck as she was walking with four companions in front of the Lee-Jackson High School. Hurled nearly 50 feet by the impact, she died a few minutes after a passing motorist took her to the Alexandria Hospital. Only Meager Clues. Police had only meager clues as to the identity of the driver. The victims companions, Lucille Baten of 2715 Duke street, Alice Baber of 3200 Duke street, Millicent De Butts of 3003 Duke street, and Vivian Long of Seminary Hill, all of whom escaped injury, said the striking car was a black sedan. ine girls were walking irom Miss Baber’s home at the time and on the left of the street, facing traffic going in the opposite direction. They said the striking car, going in the same direction they were walking, swerved across the street and struck the victim. It sped away without stopping. The victim, a senior at the school, also was a star basket ball player and high individual scorer for the season just closed. Funeral serv ices will be held Wednesday at the home. The hour will be announced. Boy, 3, Escapes Injury. in anoher hit-and-run case, Clarence Northedge, 3, of 4335 Nichols street S.E., narrowly escaped injury when a small wagon in which he was being pulled by his father, Albert Northedge, was struck on Atlantic avenue near his home. Police later arrested Byron L. Ponder of Oxon Hill, Md., and held him at the 11th precinct station in connection with the ac cident. Mrs. Vizillie Kidwell, 60. of 1242 Eleventh street N.W., was bruised when knocked down early this after noon by a street car in the 1200 block of Fourteenth street N.W. She was taken to Emergency Hospital, treated and released. Falk E. Sherman, 19, oi M& Morris street N.E., and Miss Mary Cerantonio, 18, of Richmond, Va., received lacerations and bruises yesterday in an accident on the Arlington Memorial Bridge during a traffic jam. Their car was struck from behind by another car. Be fore the cars stopped bumping, six automobiles were involved and 10 persons shaken up. However, the others did not require hospital treatment. Concert to Be Given By A Cappeila Choir Plans have been completed for the eighth annual Lenten concert of the A Cappeila Choir of the First Congregational Church at Consti tution Hall next Monday night. Music students from the Washing ton area will be guest$ of the choir. Other guests will include the Girl Reserves Chorus of the Y. W. C. A. and groups of young singers from Warrenton, Va.; Falls Church, Va.; Alexandria, Chevy Chase, Bethesda and Silver Spring. The balcony at the hall has been reserved for the use of approximately -2,000 students, it was announced. LEE BOULEVARD FROM THE AIR—View looking westward over Arlington County, Va., showing the four-lane thoroughfare over which a heated controversy has arisen concerning business zoning. The picture, taken from the Goodyear blimp, shows how the boulevard runs through a relatively undeveloped area of Arlington. Citizens’ groups are now endeavoring to have the County Board rescind its action establishing a business zone on the road. —Star Staff Photo. -----—--—-A Woman Blames Social Security For Disappearance of Man Artnur w. bteeie, 76. missing since last Friday from the home he shared with his 81-year-old cousin, was sought by friends and police today. The cousin. Mrs. Ella Foye, said he was missing when she awoke last Friday. • The night before she arose from her sick bed to have dinner with him. After he had washed the dishes and she had made some porridge for his break fast, they sat together listening to the radio. Later, when she went to bed, he read to her. as he frequently, had done in the 30 years they made their home together. As he said good night he stooped and kissed her. "I should have suspected something then,” she said today. ”He was never very sentimental.” The next morning he was gone. Mrs. Foye said she arose with the ! feeling that the apartment was empty. She found his birth certifi cate on a table in the living room, his door keys and all the money he had drawn from the bank the day before. His overcoat was in its usual place, but his best suit was missing. Mrs. Foye said he had been de spondent since Christmas, when he lost his job at a furniture company where he had been employed for 20 years. "If anything has happened to him," she said, weeping, "it was that social security money that did it. He was so painfully sensitive and so proud—he hated to accept money from anybody.” The manager of the apartment where they lived, 518 Ninth street N.E.. reported his disappearance to police. He is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has white mustache. His cousin, waiting hopefully for his return, is being cared for by a neighbor. King George's Aide To Return Here for Parleys on Visit • Lascelles Expected To Discuss Plans With Summerlin Alan F. Lascelles. assistant private secretary to King George VI of Eng land. is expected to return here to morrow for further conferences with State Department officials and pos sibly with President Roosevelt about plans for the June visit here of King George and Queen Elizabeth. Mr. Lascelles and the British Am bassador. Sir Ronald Lindsay, went over tentative plans for the visit with George T. Summerlin, chief of the State Department’s Division of Protocol, last month, and then Mr. Lascelles went to Canada to review plans for the royal visit there. Some phases of the program for their majesties’ stay in this country remain to be approved by Mr. Roose velt, as their host. Mr. Summerlin hoped to confer with the President on these matters this afternoon. Mr. Lascelles is expected to see Mr. Summerlin again soon after his return to Washington tomorrow or the next day and it is likely he and the Ambassador will review the plans with the President before there is any public announcement of just what the King and Queen may do while they are in Washing ton. Their majesties are expected to arrive here on the morning of June 8 for a two-day stay as guests at the "White House. Then they will visit the World’s Fair in New York and probably be overnight guests of President and Mrs. Roosevelt again at their Hyde Park home be fore sailing for England from Can ada on June 12. Tests Are Scheduled For Civil Service Jobs An examination for junior multi graph operator at $1,440 annually and four other tests for positions in the Office of Education were an nounced today by the Civil Service Commission. The others are: Chief of occupational information and guidance service, $5,600; specialist, occupational information, $4,600; specialist, consultation and field service, $4,600; specialist in occupa tions for girls and women, $3,800. Details are available at the com mission, Seventh and F streets N.W. Mrs. Alden's Estate Is Set at $102,000 An estate of $102,000 in cash, securities and other personal prop erty was left by Mrs. Ethel N. Alden of 1100 Michigan avenue Nil., a petition for the probate of her will, filed today in District Court, revealed. She died January 29, here. Attorney Woodson P. Houghton, who represents the estate, told the court that debts totaled $3,100. John Alden, jr„ her son, is the petitioner. The court was advised that the will, which leaves a number of bequests to the family, was dated June 18, i 1927. Emergency Meeting On Symphony Funds Is Set Tomorrow Possible Ways of Raising Goal to Be Discussed With the National Symphony Or chestra faced with a shortage in its sustaining fund drive, members of the Orchestra Association, volunteer workers and others interested will hold an emergency meeting tomor row at 8 p.m. at the United States Chamber of Commerce to discuss possible ways and means of making the campaign a success. Campaign headquarters of the orchestra announced today that with the orchestra’s ninth annual sustaining fund campaign at a crit ical stage, Washington schools— public, private and parochial—are aiding with contributions. An additional $19,485 is needed to meet the estimated cost of opera tions of the Symphony next year. This is in addition to the $91,515 already pledged to the fund and the $73,000 anticipated income from ticket sales and concerts on tour. Contributions have been received since Friday from various schools in the city, accompanied by letters assuring support of the orchestra's activities. A typical letter from one school principal read: “I am sure our school will again subscribe for two memberships. I always contribute to that fund, but shall be glad to subscribe personally for an addi tional membership. I think the Na tional Symphony is absolutely nec essary to the esthetic education of our children and each year we see more evidence of its influence in the desire of the children to attend the concerts and to learn to play in an orchestra.” Faculty groups and students or ganized into Young Friends of the Orchestra Committees are canvass ing their schools for contributions. Isham Estate Exceeds $100,000, Court Told A petition for ancillary letters testamentary was filed today in Dis trict Court here by the United States Trust Co. of New York, executor of the will of Mrs. Mary Lincoln Ishafn, granddaughter of President Abra ham Lincoln, showing that she owned 3014 N street N.W., assessed at $80,732 and unincumberedl’The total estate exceeds $100,000, the court was advised, and she had an interest in stocks, aggregating $18, 500, which is part of a case now in litigation in District Court here. Mrs. Isham, who died last Novem ber 21, in Manchester, Vt„ in her will left $10,000 to the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, the Healy portrait of President Lincoln to the White House and $10,000 to Christ Church in Georgetown. The granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln gave $25,000 to her son, Lin coln Isham of New York, who sur vives her, and $10,000 to her daughter-in,-law, Mrs. Leahalma Isham. Her will mad* other fam ily bequests. Delano Adds Protest To Lee Boulevard Business Zoning Planning Group Head Asks Officials to Reconsider Action Frederick A. Delano, chairman of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission has added his voice to those appealing to Arling ton County <Va.) officials to review a recent County Board decision establishing a local business zone on Lee boulevard, it was revealed today. In a letter to County Manager Frank C. Hanrahan, the commission chairman said. “I hope that you will request the board, on my behalf to reconsider its action in this case and give us a chance to be heard." Personal Appeal. Mr. Delano Said he was writing “in my individual capacity,” but his request was received with enthusi asm by members of organized civic groups that have already made sim ilar requests to the board. Mr. Delano wrote the county manager that as a citizen of Wash ington and one interested in the de velopment of its environs he wanted "to protest against what I under stand the Arlington County Board has done with your advice. “I thought our Park and Plan ning Commission had an informal understanding with you and the board that we would endeavor to co-operate in establishing certain planning principles in your county and therefore did I feei very much disturbed at learning from the pub lic prints of the recent action of the board.” He said that “presumably the citizens of Arlington County want to establish friendly relations and co-operation with the Federal Gov ernment. The total sums which Arlington County has received from this source amount to very large figures.” Immediately after the board's ac tion last week, Thomas H. MacDon ald, chief of the Bureau of Public Roads, requested the board to re scind its action for similar reasons. Protests Increase. Meanwhile, still more organized citizens’ voices of protest were being heard. It was announced today that the Barcroft School and Civic League of Arlington County has voiced unanimous opposition to the County Board s rezoning action and asked that the rating be rescinded. The local business zone is at Lee Boulevard and Pershing Drive and was rezoned last Monday for a hotel site, by a 3-to-2 vote, against the recommendation of the County Board of Zoning Appeals. The Barcroft organization has ad dressed letters to the chairman of the board and each board member. It urged that all zoning along Lee boulearvd be restricted to residen tial "A” use. Since the county board’s action, the following organizations have expressed similar views: The Cherrydale Citizens’ Association, Lyon Park Citizens’ Association, Lee Highway Business Association, Glen Carlyn Citizens’ Association and Ar lington-Ridge Citizens’ Association Three additional groups were completing final plans for an open mass meeting tonight. The meeting will be at 7:30 pm. in the St. Mary’s Church Parish House, Twenty-sixth street and North Glebe road. It is sponsored by the Lee Heights Citizens’ Association, the Livingston Heights Civic League and the Came Precinct Citizens Association. The county manager and mem bers of the Arlington County Board have been invited to a meeting of the Arlington County Civic Feder ation tomorrow night to express their views. The meeting will be at 8 pm. in the Lyon Park Com munity House. Crime Talks Set Sergeant Jasper Post, American Legion, will sponsor a series of lec tures on crime and sanitation. The lectures will be held at the Central High School and Terrell Junior High School, and will be delivered by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Army medical doctors, Post Comdr. H. W. Hummer an nounced today. Congressmen Ask Prohibition For Capital Frazier and Guyer Spur Dry Forces At Mass Meeting A new drive for the return of pro hibition in Washington was under way today, following a mass meet ing of the United Dry Forces at which the essential righteousness of the, noble experiment was upheld. Senator Lynn J. Frazier of North Dakota and Representative Ulysses S. Guyer of Kansas led the demand to dry up the city. They appeared at the prohibition rally, held last night in the Calvary Baptist Church. More than 400 persons crowded into the church to hear the speakers denounce the evils of the liquor traffic. Senator Frazier and Repre sentative Guyer have introduced identical bills in Congress provid ing for prohibition in this city. The speakers were introduced by Dr. Everett M. Ellison, president of the dry organization. Senator Frazier opened his talk with the declaration that prohibition should be brought back for the entire coun try—immediately. Says Law Cato Be Enforced. “Prohibition can be enforced," he said. “I know, because when I was Governor of my State we enforced it there. “The trouble with the drys is that we went to sleep at the switch after 1918. We thought we had won our battle, but it had just begun. Those who brought about repeal ol the 18th amendment told us that we would have prosperity and taxes would go down. “But since then we have had nothing but hard times. Much of the relief money received in North Dakota is used now to purchase liquor. “We must have a return of pro hibition. Washington should be made an example for the country. We have pretty buildings and pretty parks here. But there are four times as irtany places to buy liquor than there were before the 18th amend ment was passed. “We should get the law back on the books and get it enforced. Then we would have a model city." These sentiments were echoed by Representative Guver. New Effort Urged. “There never was an honest effort to enforce the prohibition amend ment in this country,” he said, “until after the liquor interests had built such a gigantic financial racket that you couldn't stop them. We must try again. "Especially must we have prohi bition immediately in Washington. This is the Capital of the Nation and should be a model. “We have boys and girls from all over the country come here to work in the Government. That js one reason for prohibition in this city —to protect these boys and girls from the liquor evil, to remove temptation. The Congressman who votes to allow liquor sold here isn't doing right by his constituents be cause he is placing temptation in the way of these boys and girls.” Representative Guyer denounced as “idiotic and insane” the return of liquor during the depths of the depression and declared that he “hoped for the day when Congress will enforce prohibition in the Dis trict.” Favors No Compromise. Dr. Allison said that the period since 1933 would be known in his tory as the “era of the backward look and the downward step.” He declared that he was a bone dry and favored no compromise on * the liquor issue and no moderation. He said he had been told that empty liquor bottles were being found in District schools and said that the District Alcoholic Beverage Control Board was “doing business with and for the underworld.” Dr. W. L. Darby, secretary of the Federation of Churches, and the Rev. F. E. Johnston, jr., assistant pastor of the church, participated in the program. Six Famous Paintings Lent to Two World's Fairs Six famous paintings of the Mellon collection which will be displayed in the new National Gallery of Art, now rising in the Mall, have been lent to the two world's fairs, at San Francisco and New York, it was dis closed here today. The three for the Western fair at San Francisco already have gone forward, it was learned, and are un derstood to be on exhibition there. They are: Rembrandt's "A Young Man at a Table”: Frans Hals’ "Por trait of Balthasar Coymans,” and “The Dutch Courtyard,” by Pinter de Hooch. The paintings which are to be sent to the New York fair in time for its opening are: Rembrandt’s portrait of himself, dated 1659: Franc Hals’ “An Old Lady Seated,” and Ter borch's “Gentleman Greeting a Lady.” Meantime progress is being made steadily on the great new National Gallery of Art, on Constitution ave nue in the Mall, where the Mellon collection is to be housed. Both the collection and the building were gifts of the late Andrew W. Mellon, former Secretary of the Treasury. Fake Holdup Calls Sent to Police Being Probed Police at the second precinct were investigating a series of false holdup calls—six within the past two weeks—in the vicinity of Connecticut and Florida avenues and Eighteenth and Twentieth streets N.W. Latest false alarm, probably the work of a crank, according to police, came this morning when an anonymous phone call reported a holdup at a drug store at Eighteenth street and Florida avenue.