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Two D. C. Justices
Work Twice as Hard As Average Judge Proctor and Adkins Handle Double Usual Number of Cases Double the average number of cases disposed of in Federal Dis trict Courts throughout the United States were handled by each of two of the justices assigned to the crim inal branch of District Court here, an analysis of the cases for the year just closed revealed yesterday, offi cials asserted. Whereas the average for the Na tion is placed at about 450 cases per judge, Justice James M. Proctor, sitting in Criminal Court No. 1 here, heard and disposed of 867 cases. He conducted 210 trials and heard 75 motions, making a total of 1,152 mat ters coming before him for adjudi cation. In addition, Justice Proctor super vised the selection of petit juries and the choosing and weekly reporting of the grand juries, throughout the ju dicial year. He heard long argu ments on the validity of the indict ment under the Sherman Anti-Truit Act, in which the Government charges the American Medical Asso ciation and a number of prominent physicians with violation of that statute. The jurist still has under advisement the demurrer hied by the association and the doctors, through their counsel, to the indict ment. Justice Jesse C. Adkins, who pre sided in Criminal Court No. 2, handled a total of 1,064 matters. These included 745 cases heard and disposed of; 202 actual trials. He heard 99 motions. Likewise, Justice Adkins heard most of the lunacy cases and devoted his attention to matters relating to estates. While the figures for Justice Bo litha J. Law's, who officiated in Criminal Court No. 3, were not im mediately available, it was said that he handled about 500 criminal mat icis. ousure caws cunsiaereci me Warring income tax-evasion cases, which consumed many weeks, and in addition was able to devote some ot his time, since court began last Oc tober, to civil business. Both Jus tice Proctor and Justice Adkins were able to dispose of some civil mat ters in the grist of criminal work. Figures for the civil business of District Court, accomplished during the last judicial year, were not avail able today, but are still being com piled, authorities asserted. Mrs. Parker <Continued From Page C-8.) one of its customary rampages after a series of heavy spring rains. The result was that Pennsylvania Ave nue itself was completely inundated from the Capitol almost to the Treasury. But the rest of Washing ton did not find the use of row boats a.uite as romantic as a means of transportation as we twTo honey mooners.” At the invitation of Mrs. Mary Lockwood, who was its president, and of Mrs. Belva Lockwood, who was one of its members, Mrs. Parker joined "The Woman's National Press Association,” which was organized here in Washington in 1882. It is no longer in existence, but Mrs. Parker still treasures her member ship card with this one-time women's press group, forerunner to the pres ent one. "As a result of its efforts,” she said, "seats in the press galleries of both Houses of Congress were 6et apart for the use of women journalists and its literary exhibits in the Woman's Library of the Chi cago Exposition won for it a medal, in addition to the award of a di ploma for each contributotr to it.” In her capacity as a member of , this association, Mrs. Parker re ported various women’s gatherings for out-of-town newspapers and was at one time a contributor to The Evening Star. As a press representative, Mrs. Parker covered the now historic meeting of October 11, 1890, at The Stratmore Arms, home of Mrs. Mary Lockwood, when the organi zation details were perfected in con nection with the founding of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, which has since become the largest patriotic women's society in the world. The oniy wonam now living who was present upon that occasion, her memories are vivid ones of the some 20 women making up the group whose vision is today symbolized at the seat of our Government in two great structures, Memorial Con tii| ntal Hall and Constitution Hall. Recalls Woman Lawyer's W'it. One of Mrs. Parker’s amusing reminiscences has to do with Mrs. Belva Lockwood's petition to prac tice before the Maryland courts when the justice before whom she was making her plea said, “Madame, you should be home darning your husband's socks and mending his breeches.” To this Mrs. Lockwood replied, “Your honor, I have been married three times, so I thought I would give some of the single girls a chance at the wifely duties you very properly suggest.” Mrs. Lock wood's petition thereupon met with favorable action, Mrs. Parker re called. Widowed three months before the birth of her second child, Karl, Mrs. Parker has been both mother and father to her children whom she reared and .educated almost en tirely unaided after her husband's death. At one time Mrs. Parker taught music in the Gunston Hall School when it was directed by its founder, Beverly Mason, and was located at Fourteenth street and Massachsetts avenue, where the Christian Church now stands. As is attested to by the press of the time, it was largely due to the motivation of Mrs. Parker that Pennsylvania Society of the District was organized with some 300 interested persons present for its first meeting at the Cairo Hotel. Her name appears too, on the com mittee selected by this group to draft the society’s constitution. She also served as the first secre tary of the Women’s Republic Com mittee of the District, and was one of those who was instrumental in its founding. Identity Brings Trouble Charged with falsification of , identification by means of which two Germans were admitted into the country, Hildegard Manheim de Farenmnach was arrested in San Luis, Argentina. . * Sends its Buyer to the World’s Largest Towel Mills to Negotiate This Great Purchase of Beautiful First^Qualitg • SALE! Fully Equipped 569.50 "Hardwick" GAS RANGES New 1939 Model! All Modern Features! All White Porcelain! Special at... —Here’s a beautiful, modem, standard size gas range at a really low price for a limited time! In appearance and equipment it is all that any housewife could wish for! Note the modem features listed below! And don’t overlook the actual saving of $20.00 offered you in this sale! • Oven Temperature Control! e Two Storage Drawers! o Automatic Top Lighter! o Removable, Sanitary Cooking-top o Fully Insulated Oven! Sections! o "Efflex" Burners! ogLargeOven! o Pull-Out Broiler Pan Nothing Down — Monthly Payments Small Carrying Charge Kann’s—Air-Cooled Third Floor. Sale! $8.95 to $10.95 Heady "Made SLIP COVER Sets For Three-Piece Suites With ^ the Five Separate Cushion * Covers! —Fresh covers for your furniture will make your whole house look cooler and more cheerful! We’ve a beautiful assortment here at this low price... all nicely made of fine cotton fabrics . . . cretonnes and jaspes ... to fit three-piece suites consisting of 76 or 84 inch sofas and club or wing chairs with the five separate cushion covers! We except a “sell out”—be wise_ shop early! Kann’s—Air-Cooled Third Floor. $4.98 Brown Alabaster TABLE LAMPS With Painted > Or Rayon Shades *2.98 —A one-day sale that will light the way to a brighter and more attractive summer home! Smartly styled brown alabaster lamps with fiugree metal mountings and painted paper or rayon shades in colors to harmonize or match. Kann's—Air-Cooled third Floor. YOU SA VE 25 to 40%! —Every housewife knows that when she selects Cannon towels she is getting the finest money can buy .,. but it is only on rare occasions that such fine / “Cannons” as these can be bought at such reductions! Heavy, long-wearing, extremely absorbent towels in white and colors ... Ready tomorrow at savngs of 25% to 40%. 25c & 29c Bath Towels —Extra large 23x46-in., double-thread, white cotton turkish towels with colored stripe borders ... Also big, thirsty 22x44 inch white towels with striped borders in colors! Take your pick at this saving. Cannon 39c Bath Towels . . . —22x44-inch solid-color cotton turklsh towels in “dobby” patterns . . . also in white with colored stripe borders. Cannon $1.00 Bath Towels . . . —24x44-inch cotton turkish towels in two-tone, fancy woven reversible pat terns. Colors: Green, blue, rose, tan. Cannon 50c Bath Towels .... —22x44-lnch solid-color cotton turkish towels with striped rope borders. A nice, heavy, absorbent weight. Cannon 79c Doz. Wash Cloths —Nice weight solid-color cotton turkish wash cloths. Package of twelve in as sorted colors wrapped In cellophane. Cannon $1.20 Doz. Dish Towels —Regulation size dish towels of an absorbent cotton-and-linen mixed crash toweling with colored borders. 6 for $1 "Rapidry" Dish Towels —Striped and checked Cannon ^ m towels of an absorbent cotton towel- ML EL C ing. Six in cellophane package for g j for m 'M this low price. M tM I Kami’*—Air-Cooled Street Floor. “S1MM0KS” 405-COIL IK MATTRESSES A 832.50 VALVE! Exclusively at Kann*s in Washington • Blue Cotton and Rayon Striped Ticking! a Handles for Turning! a Taped Edge, Pre-Built Borders! a Ventilators! a Button Tufts! a Double and Single Sizes! —This is one of those values you dream about, but find only about once in a blue moon! Simmons made these mattresses exclusively for Kann’s . . . they’ve 405 tiny, resilient coils (to full size) under a thick, protective pad, to assure you absolute comfort! And they’re covered with a heavy, fine quality blue cotton-and-rayon ticking for beauty. Third Floor.