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♦ Partly cloudy, slightly colder tonight, FrOITI PreSS to Home minimum about 3«; tomorrow cloudy, . followed by rain at night. Temperatures Within the Hour today—Highest, 64. at midnight; lowest, 42, at 6:30 am.; 54 at 2 pm. Most people in Washington have The From the United States Weather Bureau report Star delivered to their homes everv run detail, on Pare a-::. evening and Sunday morning. Closing New York Markets, Page 18. — - ■ . . ■ 1 " .. 1 Mean* Associated Pres*. 88th YEAR. No. 35,034,_WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1940—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. ***** THREE CENTS. Commissioners Tax Plan Up to Subcommittee Whole Program Left In Balance With No > Early Action Likely BACKGROUND— Recent Court of Appeals de cision cast doubt on validity of income tax on pay of thousands of Government workers here who claim legal residence in home States. Faced with this loss of revenue, lawmakers sought new tax device. First advanced was combination 2 per cent retail sales tax and a levy on earned incomes in excess of $10,000 a year. This ivas killed by House last week. Netv plan advanced would tax all pay earned in District. By JAMES E. CHINN. Fate of the local revenue-raising program was left hanging in the balance today by the House District Committee. Chairman Randolph announced emphatically at the regular weekly meeting of the committee he would not make another attempt to call up the Nichols bill providing for a combination 2 per cent retail sales income tax, which the House last Monday refused to consider, unless instructed to do so. 1- At the same time Mr. Randolph referred to the Fiscal Affairs Sub committee the latest proposal of the Commissioners to substitute for the dual tax plan a revision of the exist ing tax on personal incomes that would tap the wages of every person i working in the District, non-resi dents as well as residents. | Representative Nichols. Democrat, of Oklahoma, chairman of the Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee, who spon sored the combination tax plan, in | dicated he had no intention of giv f ing immediate consideration to the new proposal of the Commissioners. “At the proper time, my subcom mittee will consider the new plan,” he said. Nichols would demand action. Mr. Nichols suggested the commit tee “demand” that the House at least concider the dual tax plan. \ “Otherwise,” he declared, “the dignity of the committee will be lowered.” He said he believed the refusal of the House to consider his bill last j Monday was due largely to two reasons: 1. Absence of Representatives Dirksen of Illinois and Bates of Massachusetts, both Republicans, who championed the existing local | Income tax law. 2. That only a few members of j the House understood the bill. Mr. Nichols said he proposed to take time in the House this week to j , explain the legislation with a view j to asking that it be given consider ation next Monday, the first so- j called "District day” of the month, j Schulte Is Adamant. Representative Schulte. Democrat. | of Indiana, served notice he would vigorously oppose any move designed to have the Nichols bill considered. "The House for the fourth time has rejected a sales tax,” he de clared. “I, for one. am going to continue to battle a sales tax. Un der no condition whatever, will I vote for a sales tax.” Representative Everharter, Demo crat, of Pennsylvania, declared "it would be the height of folly” to ask the House to reconsider its action ©f last Monday. "The committee,” he warned, “would just get another whipping.” Mr. Nichols said he had talked with a number of house members since last Monday who told him they would not have voted against ' consideration of the bill had it been explained. Then, he reiterated: "If the dignity of the committee Is to be upheld every member (See D. C. TAXES. ~Page~A-4T) Full Cherry Blooms By April 12 Forecast Washington's famed cherry trees Will burst into full bloom the week end of April 12 to 14 for the benefit of thousands of visitors, Frank T. Cartside, assistant superintendent of the office of Nationl Capital Parks, forecast today after a per sonal inspection. He found the buds so tight, he said, that a possible low temperature tonight would have no •fleet on them. The cherry blossom display will eome about a week later than usual, If present weather continues to prevail. Last year the blooms were at their best on March 31 and the year before on March 26. Records show that the April 15 of 1932 and 1934 were the latest dates for the blooms. The Cherry Blossom Fete Com mittee at its meeting Wednesday at 9 ptn., at the District Building, was expected to make a definite an nouncement on arrangements for the annual fete. Coal Director On Radio Forum Howard A. Gray, director of the Bituminous Coal Division of the Interior Department, will be the guest speaker on the National Radio Forum over WMAL at 10:30 o'clock tonight. Mr. Gray, who soon will an nounce minimum prices for bituminous coal produced in the United States, will explain Gov ernment efforts to bring order to the industry. | The program is arranged by The Star and is heard over a P'l eoast-to-coast network of the ul National Broadcasting Co. b!-—-1 Babies Born Before Midnight Will Add To Census Total When the census enumerators go out on the job today, they will include in the 1940 count all babies born up,to midnight tonight and all folks who died after midnight last night. According to Frank Wilson of the publicity staff of the Census Bureau, the enumeration must include all persons "as of April 1.” So the last baby born just be fore midnight tonight will be counted with the rest of his fel low Americans—but any baby corn after that time will have to wait 10 years to get on the list. i-■---— Census Takers Start Rounds Tomorrow As Battle Continues Debate Over Income Questions Goes on Up to 'Zero Hour' By the Associated Press. More than 120.000 census ‘‘his torians’’ will set out tomorrow morn ing to write a new chapter in a chronicle of the United States, I which already fills 20.000 volumes. The story they gather from 132.- i 000.000 Americans will fill 3.300.000 pages with population facts, 2,200. 000 pages with housing statistics, , and millions more with inventories of 7.000.000 farms. The figures will bring a 150-year-old story up to date. j The census was delayed a day to avoid the practical jokes of All Fool’s Day, but officer Is said the enumerators were prepared to meet ordinary front-door difficulties. The census takers got last-minute ; instructions today from Secretary Hopkins, whose Commerce Depart- ! ment conducts the Nation-wide question-and-answer quiz. Urged to Be Polite. "You will meet people who have been misinformed, who are con fused.” Mr. Hopkins said. “Give them the facts. Be polite and pa tient. * * • Remember always that in three generations the census rarely has been forced to use any stronger authority than a sincere and straightforward appeal to the citizen * * *” The public debate over income and earnings questions, considered the centus-taker's hardest ‘selling” job. continued up to the “zero hour.” Against Secretary' Hopkins’ view that the census was “not an inquisi tion” but “a co-operative enterprise of a free people,” Senator Tobey, Republican, of New Hamoshire broadcast a final criticism of "the personal and searching nature of many of these census questions.” Senator Tobey contended that the questions violate the. individual’s right ot privacy. With “the harsh and arbitrary methods used to force this information from citizens,” he said, it is “a menace to the decent living men and women of this lree country.” Debating the issue with Senator Tobey on the American Forum of the Air, Senator Pepper. Democrat, of Florida suggested the attacks on the census are political. “Surely,” Senator Pepper con tinued, “there is room for party dif ferences in this country. Surely it is characteristic of America for us to disagree upon matters of policy and opinion, but surely there is a common ground of Americanism— a ground upon which all of us stand together as Americans—and surely factual knowledge about our coun try, about the condition of the men and women who do the work of the world, surely the kind of homes in which the families of America are housed, the hearthstone around which the children of America are nurtured and protected, surely this is American ground and not a realm for partisan strife.” Leaders Urge Co-operation. The Census Bureau announced to day. however, that Francis P. Mur phy, Governor of New Hampshire and, like Tobey, a Republican, had telegraphed his indorsement of an appeal for co-operation in the census issued by 11 leaders in public life. The group, which included Presi dent William Green of the American Federation of Labor; Mayor Fiorella La Guardia of New York. Gov. George D. Aiken of Vermont and business and professional men and women, declared in a statement: “A complete, accurate census for 1940 is vital. • * • This is not a partisan matter, but one of deep j concern to American men and wom : en of all parties.” Reynaud Tells Cabinet Plans To Push War New Steps Taken Against Red and Nazi Intrigue SEVEN FRENCH PLANES shot down in battle on front, say Nazis; Paris reports Germans use nomad bateries on 30-mlle line. Page A-3. GERMAN WHITE BOOK held re taliation against Roosevelt; was reprisal, say French, for refusal to help peace offensive. Page A-4. By the Associated Press. PARIS, April 1.—Premier Paul Reynaud outlined in a two-hour cabinet meeting today new allied war decisions generally interpreted as signifying a bolder policy toward the Scandinavian and Balkan coun tries in an effort to plug gaps in the anti-German blockade. M. Reynaud. who is waging a per sonal fight to retain the office he won recently by slim parliamentary approval, also disclosed new meas ures for combating “Communist and Hitlerian intrigue" within the nation. lur cHuint-i mti hs me govern ment moved to put into effect a three-point program to reinforce Prance's domestic security by issuing food and fuel ration cards, stimulat ing the birth rate with subsidies, and trying to double the half-million women at work in war industries. Communique Issued. A communique issued after the cabinet session said in part: "M. Reynaud gave a general state ment on the external situation. He gave an account of the results of the supreme council meeting held in London March 28. He also told the council of the first measures taken and those which are under study for the repression of Com munists and Hitlerian intrigue m the interior of the country.” The accord reached at the Lon don meeting of the Allied War Council, at which France and Brit ain made new pledges of co-opera tion both during and after the war, was expected to strengthen M. Reyna ud's government when the Chamber of Deputies reconvenes tomorrow to chart an agenda. The real test of the strength of the new government is anticipated when the Senate meets April 9 for debate on general war policy. Meanwhile, the arrival of the French ambassador to Rome. Andre Francois-Poncet, for general am bassadorial conferences ordered by both allied governments, heightened expectations of increased activity on the diplomatic front. Weygand in Paris. Sharing attention with the cabi net meeting was the presence in Paris of Gen. Maxime Weygand, commander of French forces in the Near East, who arrived here Satur day for a military conference, the nature of which has not been dis closed. Also the subject of considerable interest was the address Premier Reynaud is scheduled to broadcast to the United States at midnight (6 p.m., E. S. T.) Wednesday. Originally to have been delivered Saturday, it was deferred on account of static to tonight and then post poned a second time. Domestic Program. The following is an outline of the new three-point domestic program inaugurated by the government: 1. A nation-wide census was started preparatory to immediate issuance of food and fuel ration cards similar to those already in use in England and Germany. 2. An amplified “family assist ance" program went into effect, providing prizes for babies and aid to needy families of mobilized poilus. 3. A drive to enlist more women in munitions making was opened, with 1.000.000 women workers as its goal. Leave Lipsticks Home, Army Tells Women By the Associated Press. BASEL, Switzerland. — Switzer land's first group of women soldiers, 350 strong, called up to drive trucks in the army medical services, began their first month of training at Basel recently with an order on the first day stating. "You’re in the army now.” “Leave lipsticks and powder boxes at home,” said the order. "Bring scrub brushes instead.” Summary of Today's Star Page. Page Amusements. Obituary ... A-12 B-18 Radio .. B-16 Comics B-16-17 Serial Story B-13 Editorials _.A-10 Sports . A-14-16 Finance A-17 Society B-3 Lost, Found B-13 Woman's Page, B-12 Foreign Chiang calls on U. S„ Britain and Russia for peace. Page A-l Seven French planes shot down, Germans claim. Page A-3 White book held Nazi reprisal against Roosevelt. Page .4-4 Britain expected to speed Balkan drive this week. Page A-6 National Floods leave 10 dead in New York and Pennsylvania. Page A-l Reynaud informs cabinet of allied war decisions. Page A-l Census begins tomorrow; contro versy still raging. Page A-l Dies would publish Communist party, bund lists. Page A-2 W. P. a. to cut rolls by 700,000 in three months. Page A-2 Mothers see four children die in plane crash. Page A-2 Trade pact supporters confident of complete victory. Page A 5 Trade pact opponents seek several exemptions. Page A-5 Young attendant Is hero of Balti more hospital fire. PageA-10 ! Association of manufacturers to “sell free enterprise.” Page B-10 Washington and Vicinity U. S. prosecutors told to stay on own side of street. Page A-l Three dead, five injured in apart ment house fire. Page A-l Coroner's jury to hear story of Howard slaying today. Page B-l Editorial and Comment This and That. Page A-10 Answers to Questions. Page A-10 Letters to The Star. Page A-10 David Lawrence. Page A-ll Frederic William Wile. Page A-ll Constantine Brown. Page A-ll Charles G. Ross. Page A-ll Alsop and Kintner. Page A-ll Sports Exhibitions indicate Indians. Giants, Bucks pack punch. PageA-14 Krakauskas appears finally likely to make good on hill. PageA-14 Hoyas, Cards open grid drills with prospects poor. Page A-IS Women aim at record entry in com ing city pin tourney. PageA-16 Miscellany Nature’s Children. Page B-13 Bedtime Story. Page B-16 Letter-Out. Page B-16 Winning Contract. Page B-17 Cross-Word Puzzle. Page B-17 Uncle Ray’s Corner. Page B-17 April First! Wisconsin Primaries Tomorrow Provide Test for Both Parties Garner Pitted Against Roosevelt; Vandenberg Against Dewey SENATOR BURKE FAVORED to win renomination in Nebraska, j G. Gould Lincoln finds. Page A-7. By the Associated Press. The Wisconsin presidential pri maries tomorrow have captured the interest of politicians here for two reasons: 1. They will provide the first test of strength of Democratic and Re publican candidates at the ballot J box. 2. They mirror the campaign technique of presidential contenders, avowed and otherwise, which varies in some degree with every aspirant. The Democratic contest for Wis consin's 24 convention votes pits Vice President Garnet against two slates of delegates favoring Presi dent Roosevelt. The latter has won all 24 delegates selected so far in other States, where he faced vir tually no opposition. The Republican balloting tomor row will bring Senator Vandenberg of Michigan and Thomas E. Dewey, New York district attorney, to gether in their first pre-convention clash and may determine to some extent how far each goes in future i primaries. Campaign Strategy Tested. But added interest is occasioned by the fact that the strategy em- ! ployed by each candidate leading up to the Wisconsin tests reflects ex- I actly the manner of their cam- ; paigns from the beginning of talk | about 1940 politics For example, President Roosevelt dia nothing to discourage the filing of delegates for him nor did he withdraw his name from the pref erence ballot, as he could have done if he desired. Neither the Chief Executive nor Mr. Garner is making any political speeches. The Vice President, how ever, is an avowed candidate and j in each of the five primaries he has entered he has given formal con sent, whether required or not. While his candidacy is out in the open, third term or not. he is leaving his campaigning to others. Among other Democratic con tenders, Paul V. McNutt. Federal Security administrator, has entered I no primaries. He has emphasized i he is an "if” candidate, meaning | that he will withdraw in favor of Mr. Roosevelt if the latter seeks re ! nomination. McNutt Delegates Active. But Mr. McNutt has extensive or ganizations working for him over the country—men who say they are looking only for second choice dele gates in case their first choice is the President. Wisconsin offers an illus tration of this strategy. Several members of the McNutt State Com mittee are running as delegates on one or the other of the Roosevelt slates. Postmaster General Parley, latest to declare his unreserved candidacy for national honors, has entered no primaries yet but is reported by supporters to be building up sec ondary strength in Roosevelt areas. He is now on a swing of 12 Mid western, border and Southern States for more than a dozen non-political speeches before postal gatherings. Mr. Parley’s name will be on the Wisconsin ballot, but he is not a candidate there in the real sense of the word. One of the Roose velt slates is known as the “Roose velt-Farley” ticket. If it wins and the Persident withdraws, Mr. Far ley probably would get those 24 delegates. Wheeler Also “If” Candidate. Senator Wheeler of Montana is virtually an avowed Democratic candidate, but, as in the case of Mr. McNutt, he qualifies it with a Roose velt "if.” He has made several fBee POLITICS, Page A-5.) Foreign Missions Out Of Poland, Say Germans By the Associated Press. BERLIN, April 1.—Dissolution of all foreign missions in German occupied Poland has been completed, authorized German sources reported today. All foreign diplomats and consular officers, except those ill or unavoid ably delayed, left on March 36 at Germany’s request Clerk Wins $500 in 'Sweeps'; Thought It April Fool Joke Another Resident 4 Of Washington Draws Prize Two Washingtonians—one a Gov ernment clerk who laughed off her luck as an April fools joke and the other a new-home owner who signed his ticket "Taxes"—won prizes in today's drawing for the Irish hospitals sweepstakes. Americans failed to "cleanup" as they have in past drawings, but three held tickets on favored en- | tries and thus stood a chance of winning as high as *106,050 in Fri day’s running of the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree. England. Miss Marta Brokaw, 3300 Six teenth street N.W.. employed in the Disbursement Division of the Treas ury, drew a *500 prize, but it took lots of talking to convince her she had won something. "That's a good one." she chuckled, "but I can't be kidded—not on this day, anyhow." Finally she was made to realize it was not a joking matter, and only then did she admit she already had plans for spending the money. Miss Brokaw is studying music—voice and the harp—and she will use her win nings to further her studies. The harp, incidentally, is of the Irish variety. The other District winner was identified by neighbors as a Mr Ford, living in a newly constructed home at 4512 Yuma street N.W. Since his ticket was signed “J. C. Taxes." it seemed Mr. Ford had his prize money earmarked. He drew 1 Chiang Urges U. S., Britain and Soviet To Restore Peace Resistance Is Stronger, He Tells Chungking Political Council By the Associated Press. CHUNGKING. April 1.—Co-opera tion of the United States, Britain and Soviet Russia to help restore peace in the Far East was urged by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to day in an address before the final meeting of the People's Political Council here. He said termination of the war In Finland had narrowed the scope of the European wrar and that hence peace in China, as a result of the co-operation of Washington, Lon don and Moscow, is possible. The Chinese leader declared Ja pans growing weakness was mani fested in the formation of the Wang Ching-wei regime at Nanking, which he asserted is being used to fool the Japanese people and the out side world. Asserting that Chinese resistance is not only continuing but actually getting stronger, he said the de termination of the Chinese forces had increased and they were fight ing harder than ever before. Outlines Program. ' Chiang Kai-shek outlined a three point program for a Chinese victory, based on national unity, improved national health and improvement in government through increased efficiency of local governments and political organizations leading to a constitutional government. He urged the members of the Council, as leaders of the people, to intensify the struggle against the Japanese—and against traitors. He said that the military outlook was favorable for China, for In the last six months Japanese casualties (Continued on Page 5, Col. 5.) Cadet Hurt in Fall From Horse Dies By the Associated Press. LEXINGTON, Va„ April 1.—Lem uel Mackimmie Long Jarman, first year cadet at Virginia Military In stitute, died yesterday of injuries suffered in a fall from a horse Fri day. He did not recover consciousness after a spill during an R. O. T. C. cavalry drill. Services will be at his home in Roanoke Rapids, N. C., today. MISS MARTA BROKAW. —Star Staff Photo. The Uplifter, a non-runner, and was thus assured of something substan tial—although the exact amount was not determined. A Baltimorean who used the pseudonym "Gotta Winn" won a *500 prise. In a dispatch from Dublin, the Associated Press pointed out that the almost traditional American luck in sweepstakes failed to hold. Before the war, the percentage of winning tickets held by Americans usually was about 50 per cent. This time. Americans collected only 'See SWEEPS7Page A-3.) Stay on Own Side Of Street, Jackson Tells Prosecutors Warns District Attorneys Not to Meddle in Local Law Enforcement By J. A. FOX. Attorney General Jackson, in ef fect, told United States district at torneys today to stay on their own side of the street. Addressing the annual conference of prosecutors here, the Attorney General pointed out that they had a "delicate task ’ in distinguishing between "the Federal and the lo cal in law-enforcement activities,” then added: "We must bear in mind that we are concerned only with the prose cution of acts which Congress has made Federal offenses. Those acts we should prosecute regardless of local sentiment, regardless of whether it exposes lax local en forcement, regardless of whether it makes or breaks local politicians. “But outside of Federal law. each locality has the right under our system of Government to fix its own standards of law enforcement and of morals. And the moral climate of the United States is as varied as its physical climate. For (See JACKSONTPage A-5.) Three Die, Five Hurt As Flames Demolish 0 Street Apartments Four-Alarm Fire Routs Tenants; Damage Put At $100,000 (Pictures on page B-l.) A four-alarm fire roared through a large old apartment build ing at 2131 O street N.W. early today, causing the death of three persons and the injury of at least five others The blaze wrecked the three-story building. Damage was estimated at $100,000. The fire was discovered about 2:20 a.m. by a resident of the building and an immediate alarm was sounded. Within 10 minutes flames were leaping 50 feet into the air as the fire spread through the wooden interior. Tenants occupying the 41 units fled to the street in night clothes Some were carried down ladders while others leaped from windows and attempted to let themselves down improvised ropes made of bed clothing. Tenants lost almost everything they left behind. The third floor was burned out completely, the second floor , was virtually demolished and apartments on the first floor which 1 escaped the blaze were ruined by smoke and water. Spring Floods Leave 10 Dead in New York i And Pennsylvania Clear Skies Give Promise Of Relief; California Farms Inundated By the Associated Press. Widely separated sections of the Nation were inundated today bj spring floods which took 10 lives but clearing skies and cooler tem peratures for the most part gave promise of early relief. Pennsylvania cities along the Sus quehanna, Allegheny and Monon gahela Rivers were hardest hit and crests well above flood stage were ! expected during the day. South Central New York State rivers—principally the Susquehanna and Chenango—spilled from theii banks from melting snow and rains forcing hundreds of families from their homes and blocking roads Colder weather, however, promisee to halt the rises. Thousands of acres of Northerr California farm land along th< Sacramento River were covered bj I flood waters for the second time ir ' a month and scores of farm fami : lies were forced to seek higher ! ground. Clear weather was forecast after nearly a week of heavy rains Six were counted dead across Pennsylvania and four in New York j Wilkes-Barre, Pa., prepared for s I 34-foot crest—four above flood stage ! —some time early tomorrow. A state of emergency was declared at Binghamton. N. Y.. bur mosl 'See FLOODS, Page A-3.) Earth Tremor Reported NEW YORK. April 1 (AY—Ford - ham University's seismograph re corded a “severe' tremor at 0:21 am today. The disturbance ot the movement was estimated at 8,050 miles from New York in the general direction of the Philippines. Bolles Demands 'Fire Traps' Here Be Condemned Calling attention to the disastrous fire that swept the old apartment building at 2131 O street N.W. early today in which three persons lost their lives, Representative Bolles. Republican, of Wisconsin demanded today that steps Be taken imme diately to eliminate "wooden fire traps" in Washington. • Mr. Bolles made his demand dur ing a meeting of the House District Committee, of which he is a mem ber. He declared he had observed 40 or 50 frame buildings which con stituted “fire traps" in the vicinity of the Capitol. He recommended that they be condemned. "If I were Mayor of Washington.” he declared, “I would condemn those buildings.” ’ Representative Bolles wanted to know whether a regular system is followed in investigating potential fire hazards. Corporation Counsel Elwood H. Seal explained that reg ular and thorough inspections are made by inspectors from the fire marshal’s office. Radio Hoax Announcing 'End Of World' Fools Thousands By th* Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA. April 1—An announcement that “the world will end at 3 p.m. Eastern standard time, Monday April 1,” released by the Franklin Institute director of publicity and broadcast over radio station KYW sent thousands of frightened Philadelphians hurrying to theii telephones for additional details last night. Newspapers, police stations and the city’s information bureau were deluged with calls. The informa tion bureau estimated it handled 4,000 calls itself. The announcement, read after the Jack Benny program, which fea tured the name of Orson Welles of Martian invasion fame, and a dis cussion of the possible end of the world, said. “Your worst fears that the world will end are confirmed by astrono mers of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. “Scientists predict that the world will end at 3 p.m.. Eastern standard time, tomorrow. "This is no April fool joke. Con firmation can be obtained from Wagner Schlesinger. director of the Eels Planetarium of this city.” Then the radio station checked the story and broadcast an ex planation. It said the announcement was a publicity stunt conceived by William A. A. Castellini, publicity director of the institute, to arouse Interest in the opening of a show at the Planetarium. Mr. Castellini said later he had told "some of the people” at the radio station about the announcement and "thought they would know it was a stunt.” Mr. Castellini explained Mr. Welles and Mr. Benny had no knowledge of the stunt. He said he heard the Benny program and thought It a good chance to get some publicity for the Planetarium. For hours after the fire was out, ! a squad of firemen combed through the ashes searching for the bodies of other possible victims. They found none and reported at noon that all but one tenant was ac counted for. Two of the dead had been identi fied. They were: Michael Jones. 50. who died In Emergency Hospital shortly before ,7 a.m. of injuries received when he fell while attempting to get out of his third-floor apartment. Miss Dorothy Haislip, 30. tele ; phone operator at the Interstate Commerce Commission, whose char . red body was identified at the Morgue. The identification was made from scars on her body, left by an operation. The third body, that of a woman, but too badly burned to be identi fied. w-as also at the Morgue. Police said they had located all known residents of the building ex cept one—a “Miss Carrie Dunahue.” Frank T. Ridgeway. 1857 Lamont street N.W.. a friend of Miss Donahue, visited the Morgue and viewed the unidentified body. He said the body was burned too badly i for him to recognize. Mrs. Louise Miller, 519 Longfellow street N.W., a first cousin of the missing woman, said she had re ceived no word from Miss Dunahue at noon today. Wilbur Dunahue of Baltimore, a brother, was on his way to view the remains. The bodies were found at the head of the stairs on the second floor by firemen who had entered the build ing after the flames were quelled. It was an hour and a half after the alarm was sounded that Fire Chief Stephen Porter announced the blaze was under control. usi or injured. Those injured were: Mrs. Mary Jones, 38. widow of Michael Jones. She is in Emer gency Hospital with serious injuries received in a fall while getting out of her apartment. Miss Elizabeth Manley, 40, who lived on the second floor. She was also in Emergency, with second and third degree burns on her face and body. Her condition was described as critical. Henry E. Roberts, 76. an uncle of Mrs. Jones. He was treated at Emergency for bruises and burns. Firemen had carried him down & ladder from the Jones apartment. Joseph B. James, 38, and his wife, Marian, 34, who were treated at Georgetown Hospital for burns and bruises. The couple escaped down a ladder, raised by firemen. Col. John W. Oehmann. District building inspector, said there were | no fire escapes on the apartment i building. He added escapes are not required in a three-story building of this type vith adequate stair ways. The structure nad four stair | ways and. according to inspector's report made six months ago. the ; Stairs, corridors and partitions of the building were fireproof (on the | basis of standard tests >. No Time to Gather Valuables. The great rapidity with which the blaze spread gave the residents no opportunity to gather valuables, f They said they looked out of their apartments when the alarm sounded to find the place alive with flame and smoke. The two who were burned to death apparently had been just a few sec onds too slow in their flight. The man who died in the fall had de j cided to go out the w-indow when ! he found the hall outside his a part - i ment choked with flame. Some mystery surrounded the manner in which Mr. and Mrs. Jones received their injuries. They had fashioned a rope out of sheets and blankets that reached from their third-story window to the alley. Mrs. Jones started down first and Mr. Jones followed her. They lost their grip on the way down, how ever. and fell to the alley. Mr. Roberts save his version of the accident that led to their injury as follows: “Within a few minutes after the bell had sounded, we found we were trapped and we knew the window was the only way out. My niece and her husband, who were in the room next to mine, made a rope of sheets and started to let themselves down. I Just don’t know what hap i pened—whether they lost their grip or became frightened. “I was standing at the next win dow when firemen came. They told me to stay where I was. Pretty soon they put up a ladder and I was taken down.” Hundreds Attracted to Scene. The flames, which could be seen for miles, and the engines, roaring to the scene in answer to the alarms which came in quick succession, at tracted hundreds of persons to the scene. “The place went up like a match (Continued on Page A-3, Column 1.)