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__ J_V S WITH SUNDA1 MORXINO tPITlON _WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 15, 1940. ** B—l I --- -- -___ Five D. C. Bills Approved by House Group Committee Reports Out Police-Fireman Retirement Plan By JAMES E. CHINN. The House District Committee to day approved five bills, one of which would allow police and firemen to retire voluntarily at half pay after 25 years’ service. Two of the other measures favor ably reported are designed to tighten existing law regulating the practice of podiatry and dentistry. Representative Schulte. Democrat, of Indiana, chairman of both the Police and Fire and Public Health Subcommittees, led the fight for approval of these three important measures. Parole Law Revision Approved. Of the two remaining bills ap proved one would revise the existing indeterminate sentence and parole law; the other provides for issuance of a license to Dr. A. L. Ridings to practice the healing art. All five bills will be placed on the House calendar in time to allow them to be called up next Monday, the last so-called "District day” of the month. Wilbur A. Laroe. jr„ a member of the Indeterminate Sentence and Parole Board, in urging approval of the bill to revise the present parole law. said the proposed legislation would remove conflicts that now exist between the local and Federal parole laws. He also pointed out the measure had the indorsement of the Commissioners, the Parole Board and the Attorney General, and there had been no opposition from any source. Randolph Praises Board. Chairman Randolph, incidentally, paid a glow’ing tribute to the ac tivities of the board. Action on the bill to permit police and firemen to retire voluntarilv after 25 yaers’ service had been held up for several weeks pending a re port from the District Building on the probable cost to taxpayers. Corporation Counsel Elwood H. Seal told the committee, however, no esti mate had been prepared yet be cause of the illness of Maj. Daniel J. Donovan, auditor and budget officer. The bills designed to strengthen existing laws regulating dentists and podiatrists were among the most controversial considered by the Pub lic Health Subcommittee at this session of Congress. Dirksen Plans Amendments. While indorsing both measures, Representative Dirksen, Republican, of Illinois served notice he intended to offer several amendments when they are called up in the House in an effort to strip the licensing boards of the power to revoke or suspend permits of dentists and podiatrists. He said he thought only the courts should have au thority to “put a man out of busi ness.” The committee failed to consider either the bill to liberalize the Un employment Compensation Act or the one to modernize the District government. Indications are the committee may hold a special meeting later In the week to act on legislation to reorganize the municipal machine after the subcommittee in charge completes its review of various plans to revamp the setup. Film Believed to Have Led Boy, 15, to Run Away Fifteen-year-old James Arthur Weiselogel, Macfarland Junior High School student, has disappeared and his mother said today she believed he ran away from home after see ing a motion picture depicting the early life of Thomas A. Edison. “Arthur was supposed to meet me at a dow’ntown theater at 5 p.m. last Wednesday to see ‘Young Tom Edison,’” declared the mother. Mrs. Jayne E. Weiselogel. a Department of Agriculture employe. "I missed him at the theater, but I’m certain he saw the show. He was interested In radio and things like that rather than school, and I thing the picture, which showed Edison leaving his home at an early age, must have Induced Arthur to do the same' thing. He was oenina in ms scnooi work and he always preferred his extracurricular interests, which in cluded a newspaper delivery route. He had often expressed a desire to return to Oklahoma, where we used to live, or to revisit North Carolina.” Arthur is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has brown hair and eyes, she said. The Weiselogels live at 1443 Spring road N.W American U. Paper Wins National Honors The American Eagle, the weekly paper published by American Uni versity students, was awarded all American honors by the Associated Collegiate Press, it was announced todav by officials of the University of Minnesota. Ratings were made by the Press, a Nation-wide organ ization of collegiate publication, after examination of nearly 500 daily and weekly newspapers. The Amer ican Eagle won first- class honor rating in the weekly field containing less than 500 enrollment. Free Lance Cameraman Found Dead in Bed Harry R. Westerman, a free-lance . photographer, was found dead in bed today at his apartment. 1027 Twelfth street N.W. Police found a bottle of poison in the room. — Friends said that Mr. Westerman, who had been employed on a num ber of Washington newspapers had recently been employed by the W. P. A. He was in his early 30’g * ' Questions Swamp Officials On Plan to Rename Streets Prince Georges Proposal Brings Queries ' ‘On Costand Ever-recurring 'Why?" This is the second of a series of articles on the plan to rename the streets and renumber the houses in the Metropolitan Area of Prince Georges County, Md. By JOHN D. LEONARD. The telephones ring almost in cessantly and the mails are heavy at the office of the Maryland-Na tional Capital Park and Planning Commission in Hyattsville these days. In addition to completing the task of renaming streets and re numbering houses in the Metropol itan Area of Prince Georges County, the commission has become an <n ; formation service in connection with the new plan. Questions like i these pour into the office: Is it true that the project will j cost the taxpayers $78,000? Who Pays for Numbers? Who is going to pay for the new number# that must be placed on almost every house? Why must Bunker Hill road in i Mount Rainier be changed to Ran dolph street? Why do we have to copy Wash ington’s street name system? Why not keep the names we now have? Regarding the questions, Robert M. Watkins, member of the Park Commission, who answers most of the queries, said: “I try to explain the fundamental purpose of the plan to each person who calls. Usually the questions are due to misinformation. but lav/-. The man who inquires as to the cost may be badly misinformed (the project will cost about $2,500, not $78,000), but he knows there must be some public outlay and wants to know whether the plan will produce permanent advantages. Some taxpayers want to know the prospective private outlay each home owner will have to make for (See STREETS, Page B-8.) 11 Hurt, 5 Seriously, In Week-End Traffic I In District Area George Rothwell Brown, Newspaperman, Victim Of Head-on Collision Eleven persons were injured, five seriously, in week end traffic acci dents in the Washington area. George Rothwell Brown. 53-year old Washington newspaperman, re I ceived serious injuries in a head-on collision near Tysons Corner. Va.. last night. He is under treatment j in Emergency Hospital for fractures ! of the right ankle and left arm. several broken ribs, shock, and cuts and bruises. Two occupants of the other automobile involved. Walter Williams, 50, colored, and his wife, Cordelia Williams. 48, both of Lees burg, Va„ are in local hospitals. | with a possible skull fracture and a | jaw fracture,1 respectively, and lace rations. rarenis ot injured Boy Hurt. Mr. and Mrs. Archie B. Fletcher of 2015 Jackson street N.E.. on their way from Casualty Hospital, where they had visited their 14-year-old son. John, hurt in a bicycle-auto mobile crash last week, suffered minor injuries in a car collision yesterday at Eight street and North Carolina avenue S.E. They were returned to the same hospital for ' treatment. Mr. Fletcher's brother, , John J. Fletcher, of the same ad dress, driver of the car, received slight injuries. A 14-year-old bicycle rider, Earl Blenkiron of 2128 First street N.W., is in Sibley Hospital with a possible skull fracture, as a result of a col lision with an automobile at the first block of Bryant- street N.E. Jack Williams. 12. of 2100 First street N.E., riding on the same bicycle, was uninjured. William Jones, 52-year-old col ored man of the 200 block of C street S.W., was reported in serious condition at Sibley Hospital with head and back injuries received when he was hit by a truck in a Half street S.W. alley. Three Hurt on Highway. Three motorists were slightly in jured yesterday in a seven-car col lision on the Rockville-Frederick road near Gaithersburg, Md. Montgomery County police said the collision occurred when two cars, heading a long line of vehicles, stopped suddenly on the crest of a hill, causing the cars behind them to collide. In the confusion, police added, the two machines responsible for the mishap were driven away. No ar rests were made. Eunice Lytle, 24. of Lebanon, Pa., and John J. Frank, 29, of Lebanon, occupants of an automobile driven by Robert L. Eby, 2d, 24, also of Lebanon, and Mrs. Gilbert M. Payne, 30. Frederick, Md., who was riding with her husband, suffered minor injuries. They were given first aid by the Rockville Fire Rescue Squad. Two Die at Fredericksburg From Auto Accidents FREDERICKSBURG. Va., April 15 ifP).—Auto accidents accounted for two deaths here during the week end. Edith M. Farmer, 16, of Naulakla, Caroline County, was almost in stantly killed late last night in an auto accident seven miles south of Bowling Green on State route 2. W. O. Moses. 66. of Somerville, Mass., seriously burned 12 miles south of here Friday afternoon on route 1 in an auto accident, died early today in Mary Washington Hospital. Mr. Moses was the driver of a car wnich was struck in the rear by a truck, causing the auto gasoiine tank to explode. Visiting Motorist's Plea of Short Funds Scraps Traffic Ticket Mid-April Snow Another Reason For Leniency A Detroit motorist's plea that he was unfamiliar with Washington traffic regulations and that, if fined, he would not have enough money to get home softened the heart of local police. So Henry H. Neisner was one of 75 persons ticketed for traffic violations last week who was let off with a warning. He had parked in a 4 to 6 p.m. restricted zone. Eighteen tickets were can celed. An overtime parking ticket given Irving Caplon, 1523 Upshur street, was rescinded because of “mistake of officer.” Neither the officer nor Mr. Caplon’s residence revealed the nature of the mistake. Warning Signs Removed. As in the case of another car op erator week before last. Arthur L. Rollins, 1675 Boulevard avenue S.E., was dismissed with a warning for restricted zone parking when it de veloped that the warning signs, fixed to trees, had been removed. Strange mid-April explanation was dismissal with warning for Charles A. Bosses' parking in a load ing zone Friday. Mr. Bosses, who lives at 3816 Blaine street N.E., said he was forced to stop because his windshield wiper failed to work in a blinding snowstorm. Diplomatic Immunity. Carlo Sartori, attache of the Italian Embassy, ticketed for park ing in an Embassy restricted zone, had the ticket canceled because of diplomatic immunity. Six motorists in the first block of Buchanan street N.E., charged with parking abreast find on the wrong side of the street, w’ere let off with a warning when it was ex plained that they lived on an un improved, dead-end street. Circus Will Celebrate District Night Tonight District night will be celebrated for the opening tonight of the Frank Wirth three-ring circus ap pearing at the Riverside Stadium this week for the benefit of Chil dren’s Hospital. Commissioners of the District have been invited to attend. Members of the James A. Cooper Top of the Circus Fans' Association also will be present when the show opens at 8 p.m. * Afternoon performances will be held, beginning tomorrow, at 3 o’clock except Saturday and Sunday when the shows will get underway at 2:15. A special performance will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. All evening shows will open at 8 o'clock. Officers Will Be Elected Officers will be elected when the National Capital Detachment, Ma rine Corps League, meets Thursday night, April 18, at 8:30 p.m., at the Hay Lobt Club, 1326 Massachusetts avenue N.W., Senior Vice Com mandant Ersal Davey has an nounced. All marines and former marines have been invited to attend. Chosen for Faculty G. Henry Richert, regional agent, distributive education, of the United States Office of Education here, will be on the faculty of the Indiana University summer school at Bloom ington, Ind., it was announced to day by Dean H. L. Smith, director of the summer session. Cherry Trees Draw 50,000 To Tidal Basin Visitors Continue To Crowd Area Today Despite Weather The blossoming cherry trees—a colorful border around the Tidal Basin—drew more visitors today, to add to the thousands who visited the scene of the annual festival yesterday. Today’s gray skies continued the plague of bad weather which hung over the festival during the week end. But the weather did not dis courage Washingtonians and vis itors to the city. Park police estimated that more than 50,000 persons viewed the blossoms yesterday. Only a hand ful were present last night, how ever, when the formal Cherry Blos som Festival was concluded. Metropolitan police not only placed extra men on duty at traffic intersections, but also took a special traffic count at three important points. Capt. Milton D. Smith of the traffic division reported today the check indicated an average of 8,316 cars hourly passed three heavily traveled points—Fourteenth street and Constitution avenue; Wiscon sin and Massachusetts avenues and Bladensburg road and New York avenue. This check, based on five-minute periods between noon and 2 p.m., showed that at Fourteehth street and Constitution avenue there were 3.408 local cars per hour, including District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland automobiles, and 2.094 out-of-towm cars. At Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues the count was 522 local and 276 out-of-town cars per hour, and at Bladensburg road and New York avenue there were 1,224 local and 792 out-of-town cars pier hour. 50 Patrolmen Added. The Police Department had 52 ad ditional patrolmen stationed at downtown intersections, and 23 mo | torcycle men on duty at the prin I cipal entrances to the city. Attended by a skeleton crew of princesses and wearing a fur jacket : over her gown, Miss Rose Colli fiower, queen of the fete, presided over a crowd of several thousand , chilled "subjects” as the evening ] program was given its second per j formance. Six of the original complement of 10 royal attendants appeared, three wearing pink, three blue capes. , Those arraying themselves on either I side of Miss Colliflower as she ! took her place on the throne were; I Grace Dexter. Holton-Arms School; | Mary Jane Harrington, Maryland I University; Mary Irving Corbett, j Georgetown Visitation Convent; Jane Winchester, Marjorie Webster Schools; Rosemary Burns, Martha Washington Seminary, and Nora Stuart, Immaculata Junior College. Procession Opens Program. As it had the previous night, the : presentation opened with an aquatic procession, led by the queen's "barge’—the familiar Tidal Basin swan boat, equipped with throne and festooned with strings of lights and springs of blossoms. The craft was convoyed by paddle boats and canoes, the occupants of which bore red flares. Thomas P. Morgan, jr„ chairman of the Coronation Committee, at tired in top hat and evening cape, received the queen and her court at the dock and escorted her to the dais, constructed among the cherry trees, as the United States Marine Band played. The coronation cere mony of Saturday night was not repeated. The audience then was greeted by Miss Colliflower and by Edgar Morris, general chairman of the festival. Bob Ellis, baritone, sang Arthur Godfrey’s “Pale Potomac Moon,” theme song of the celebra tion, and there was a “silvery moon” above, as the lyrics said, but many In the crowd, their coat col lars pulled about their ears, chuckled as the singer referred to a "south ern sky.” The reserved seat section was slightly more than half filled as the Evelyn Davis dancers took the stage for presentation, in costume, of several American folk routines. The Columbia Light Opera Co, directed by Miss- Ethyl Manning, who wore a fur coat over her eve ning dress, gave her arrangement of excerpts from Sigmund Rom berg’s "Blossom Time” and the United States Marine Band con cluded the program with “The Star Spangled Banner,” to the accom paniment of a burst of fireworks. Earlier in the day those viewing the blooms paused to hear music by the McKinley High School and Metropolitan Police Boys’ Club Bands and to watch a model boat regatta on the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool. Although Saturday’s storm and wind did considerable damage to the annual display, the blossoms still were able to put on a good show for the thousands who circled the basin in automobiles and on foot during the day. Dozens of sightseeing buses made the circuit. NEW COMMISSIONER TAKES OATH OF OFFICE—John Russell Young (center), recently ap pointed District Commissioner, is shown as he was sworn in today at the District Building. Geoffrey M. Thornett, secretary to the Board of Commissioners, is on the left, and Commis sioner David McCoach, jr„ on the right. —Star Staff Photo. • —. .— -... ... —- _ National Cathedral Association to Hold Annual Session May 2 Meetings of Council and Women's Committees Also Scheduled The National Cathedral Associ ation of Washington Cathedral will hold its annual meeting on Ascen sion Day, May 2, the Very Rev. Noble C. Powell, dean of Washing ton. announced yesterday. Presiding at the meeting which will open at 3 p.m. in the Great Crossing and North Transept of the cathedral will be the Right Rev. James E. Freeman. Bishop of Wash ington. He and Mrs. Freeman later will receive the association members and other guests in the Bishops Garden. A choir festival, conducted by Dr. T. Tertius Noble, organist and com poser of New York, will be held in the cathedral at 8:30 p.m. on Ascen sion Day. The participating choirs and their directors will be those of Washington Cathedral, Paul Call away: the Church of St. Stephen and the Incarnation, Sherman J. Kreuzberg. and St. John's Church, Georgetown, E. William Brackett. The festival program will include compositions by Dr. Noble and Mr. Callaway. Meeting in Washington also on May 1 and 2 will be the Cathedral Council in its semi-annual conclave and the Women’s Committees of the National Cathedral Association, of which Miss Mary E. Johnston of Glendale, Ohio, is the national chairman. me piugiaiu iui tuc Council meeting on May 1 will in clude celebration of the holy com munion at noon, luncheon in the refectory of the college of preach ers at 1 p.m., semi-annual meeting of the council in the memorial read ing room of the Cathedral library at 2 p.m. and participation in the appreciation dinner in honor of Bishop and Mrs. Freeman at the Sulgrave Club at 8 p.m. In continued observanre of Bishop and Mrs. Freeman’s golden wedding anniversary season this dinner will be under the auspices of the mem bers of the chapter and council of Washington Cathedral and the visiting committees of the National Cathedral Association. Approximately 800 invitations have been sent out to committee members in 30 States where the association’s committees are lo cated. Holy communion will be cele brated in the Chapel of St. Mary in Washington Cathedral at 10 a.m. May 2 for the visiting regents and women's committee members. The annual business meeting and lunch eon of the women’s committees will follow in the parlors of the National Cathedral School for Girls. In Coma Since August, Fall Victim Dies Misj Regina Wagner, 53, of 1105 Florida avenue N.E., who had been in a coma at Sibley Hospital since last August after a fall nearly a year ago, died yesterday at the hospital. Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald said an autopsy would be performed today. Miss Wagner, according to police reports, received a fractured hip when she slipped on the floor of a laundry on May 9, 1939. She was I released from the hospital July 7, : but was readmitted July 29 and soon after lapsed into a coma from which she never recovered. Traffic Record The traffic record, as revealed at police headquarters for 24 hour period ending at 8 ajn. Sunday: Fatalities, none. Accidents. 29. Motorists injured. 3. Motorists arrested, 356. Pedestrians injured. 1. Pedestrians arrested for viola tion of pedestrian control reg ulations, 2. The traffic record for 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m. today: Fatalities, none. Accidents, 34. Motorists injured, 10. Motorists arrested. 137. Pedestrians injured. 5. Pedestrians arrested for viola tion of pedestrian control reg ulations. 2. Deadline Nearing But D. C. Tax Office Has Few Customers Rush to File Before Midnight Expected When Federal Workers Get Out With the deadline for filing local income tax returns only a few hours away, the District's tax office was doing only a moderate business today. By noon only a few more than 200 persons had arrived to file their returns. However, Tax Assessor Ed ward A. Dent said he expected the day's biggest rush to come after Government offices close this after noon, because today is payday. Mr. Dent said the income tax staff, which today included about 25 workers, will remain on’ duty until midnight tonight to aid late comers. Tax returns postmarked before midnight will be acceptable, Mr. Dent said. "Everybody who is inside the Dis trict Building before midnight will be considered on time, even though their return has not been filed by that hour,” Mr. Dent explained. 'The workers will stay here until every one is taken care of.” The tax assessor said it was im possible to make an estimate of the amount of revenue received from the personal and corporate net in come levies at the present time be cause of the great volume of mail still unopened. He said, however, that he believes ,he collections from the personal net income tax already had passed the $1,000,000 mark. A large return is expected at the ast minute from corporations, many jf whom are believed to be waiting until the deadline so as to have the use of their tax payments until then. Hatchet Sports Section Is First in Competition The George Washington Univer iity Hatchet, student weekly publica ;ion. was awarded first place for its sports section and fourth place in lews and advertising at the Middle \tlantic States intercollegiate news japer convention held last week at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa. \wards were announced at a final janquet Saturday. Four of the Hatchet’s editors at tended the convention. They are Sue Burnett, Bruce Skaggs, Ira Srown and Irwin Nathanson. It was the first time the sports section of the Hatchet won first jlace. Tom McCall is sports editor. Young Takes Oath As D.C. Commissioner In Surprise Ceremony Goes to Building To Look Over Office, Decides to Be Sworn * John Russell Young, the new District Commissioner, paid a sur prise visit to the District Building today and then surprised its occu pants even more by taking the oath | of office as Commissioner a day ahead of schedule. Accompanied by his wife, Mr.1 Young quietly entered his new office next to the District Building press i room without knowledge of the re- 1 porters. But rumors suddenly started to fly that the new Commis sioner was to be sworn In today instead of tomorrow, as originally scheduled. Reporters rushed to Commissioner Young's office. A few seconds later Engineer Commissioner David Mc Coach, jr., walked through the door and then everybody knew something was up. Commissioner Young ex plained: x just came aown 10 snow my | wife where my office would be for | the next three years. Then I de- i cided that while I was here I might1 as well be sworn in, and then to- ! morrow I would have more time to ! meet the department heads. ‘'Besides.” the new Commissioner said, laughing, “I believe Mr. Thor- , nett (Geoffrey Thornett, secretary i to the Board of Commissioners) was 1 afraid the President might change his mind.” Thornett Administers Oath. The oath of office was adminis tered by Mr. Thornett a few minutes after noon in the presence of Mrs. Young, Col. McCoach, Ross Ha worth, administrative assistant ta W. P. A. Administrator Paul Ed wards, who is to become special assistant to Mr. Young, and the District Building reporters. The Engineer Commissioner then stepped up and congratulated his new colleague and presented him the official badge of the Commis sioners. “I know you will wear it with dis tinction,” he said. A Busy Day Ahead. Commissioner Young asked Col. McCoach the schedule for tomorrow, besides the greeting of department heads. “Well,” said Col. McCoach, “there is a meeting of the District Unem ployment Compensation Board at 9 am. You’re a member of that, you know. Then, at 10 am. comes your first meeting of the Board of Commissioners.” “Let's see now,” mused Commis sioner Young, “there are the two board meetings, the conference with department heads and—oh, yes, there’s the opening baseball game tomorrow afternoon. “Yes, it looks like a busy day.” Mrs. Young herself was left a little breathless by the sudden de cision to have the oath of office ad ministered today. "But he likes to do things like that on the spur of the moment,” she laughed. Student Aids Benefit Miss Gertrude Kane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis F. Kane, of 4222 Forty-second street N.W., a senior at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Indiana, has been appointed a member of the General Donations Committee for the annual honor tuition scholarship benefit card party and style show to be given on the campus Wednesday, April 24. Kindler, After Amazing Ovation, Feels Symphony's Venture Cannot End Now Constitution Hall was almost deserted. The concert stage was dark, the musicians had left and musical scores had been packed away in their jackets. But in a little room in back of the concert stage a half dozen persons lingered last night, their attention centered on a man idly flipping a baton against the palm of his hand. Only a short while earlier the man with the baton. Hans Kindler, and his National Symphony Orches tra had received a tremendous ova tion—probably the greatest ever ac corded a group of artists in Wash ington—from a throng of 3,600 wildly-enthusiastic music lovers. But the little group in the back room was wondering about the future—and for a reason. The con cert they had just enjoyed was scheduled as the last concert by the National Symphony Orchestra be cause of the failure of the orchestra management and the Musicians’ Protective Union to agree on a con tract for next season. Some one asked. Dr. Kindler if he had given up hope that the dispute might yet be settled. Ovation for Symphony’s Meaning. “Absolutely not," the conductor said, slapping his knee for empha sis. “After that demonstration to day, I don’t see how this venture can end now. That ovation was not just for me and the orchestra, but for what the symphony has come to mean to Washington these last nine seasons.” Other members of the orchestra were dubious about prospects for an agreement that will keep the sym phony alive—and keep their jobs going. “We want to keep on play A ing here,” said one, ‘‘but the ques tion of settling the argument is out of our hands.” Asked if he was making any plans for other work, Millard Taylor, the orchestra’s brilliant young concert master, replied: "Yes, under the situation, I’m forced to, but I hope something can be worked out to continue the National Symphony. I would much rather stay here.” The concert was 15 minutes late in starting because of the last-minute rush for tickets at the box offices. Inside the hall before the concert and during intermission, long-faced patrons stood around in groups talk ing about the situation and asking each other whether anything had happened to change the picture. A Thunderous Oration. There seemed to be a feeling A among some that, by miracle or otherwise, the threatened end of the orchestra would vanish before the concert ended. As the lights dimmed and the musicians stopped their tuning, a hush settled over the audience. Then, as Dr. Kindler—conductor of the orchestra since its beginning nine years ago—appeared in the doorway at the right of the stage, the audience arose as one and ac corded him a thunderous ovation. Dr. Kindler was called back time and again by the applause and cheers of the audience after the performance of Beethoven's “Fifth Symphony” by the orchestra, and of Brahms' “Song of Fate.” by the Washington Choral Society and the orchestra together. Then, after playing Strauss' “Tales a of the Vienna Woods,” following the intermission period, Dr. Kindler turned to the audience and said: "If this is to be our last concert, I don’t want to end it with more light music, and I’m going to ask a favor. I’d like to play something more in conformity with the occa sion and more worthy of the times in which we are living. You have been so good, so sympathetic and generous, and I want to thank you all.” The conductor said he'd like to play the second, third and fourth movements of Sibelius’ "Second Symphony.’’ The audience voiced its approval with loud applause. Called Back 14 Times. So, instead of the light-hearted dance of Tscahlkowsky’a "Nutcrack B er Suite,” the orchestra ended its "farewell performance” on the sol emn notes of the Sibelius symphony. At the end, the applause burst forth with new fervor. Time and time again Dr. Klndler was called back to the podium. The audience never gave up until he had been brought back 14 times. In the little back room afterwards scores of music lovers crowded around to shake Dr. Kindler’s hand. One youth, who looked as though he might be reporting for his high school paper, asked the conductor what orchestra he was going to con duct next year. “I hope I’m still here," Dr. Kin dler said, smiling. "If not, I guess I’ll take a long sabbatical leave— and maybe my cello and I will have some good times together. My cello often looks at me with longing eyes.” Bandit Shot By Police in K Street Store Minister, Defying Armed Man, Calls Scout Car Crew A colored bandit who held six per sons captive at revolver point in a Sanitary grocery store at 311 K street N.W. was surprised and shot today by police. He was rushed to Casualty Hospital with bullet wounds in left arm and abdomen. According to the report of Police Inspector Bernard Thompson, the man, identified by police as Ralph W. Green, 30, of the 1100 block of Twenty-third street N.W., was fired on by Policeman T. R. Marquis of the first precinct, Witnesses said the polioeman emptied his revolver of five bullets. The holdup was discovered by a customer, the Rev. Jesse McCoy Hanson, who said that as he stepped into the store he heard a voice in the darkened rear of the estab lishment savine: “Put your hands up.” Mr. Hanson said he saw a “big blue steel gun” in the hands of the man. dressed in overalls, who sad lined up clerks, a customer and two laundrymen. The store’s manager, Charles God win, said the bandit, a stocky, be spectacled man. entered the store at 8:30 am. and stayed 15 min utes. He first forced the manager and two clerks. Joseph Jenkins and John Mullen, together with a wom an customer and two laundrymen, Into a storage room at the rear. He told the manager to open the cash register and a safe in the front room, and then he stuffed all cash, estimated at $315, into his pockets. During this time the five others stood unguarded in the storage space, but could not escape because a rear exit was locked. As time dragged on the six be came more and more nervous from fear that the bandit would shoot, Mr. Godwin said, because he ap peared to be drunk. After the shooting, however, the clerks calmly resumed work, pointing out to curi ous customers bullet holes in their meat counter. Left Store to Summon Aid. Mr. Hanson backed slowly out of the store, he said, in spite of the armed man's instructions to join the others. He stood outside for “about five minutes” until a police scout car passed, when he shouted for aid. He said a policeman leaped out. dashed into the store, and fired as soon as the man aimed his gun. According to the story of Inspec tor Thompson, Policeman Marquis first asked as he ran into the store: “Is there any trouble in here?” Inspector Thompson said the man wheeled slowly, exhibiting a .45 caliber revolver, and said: "Stick ’em up.” The shooting followed. Mr. Han son said the wounded man was able to walk from the store with the as sistance of Policeman Marquis, and his companion, Policeman R. E. Maust, who came as soon as the scout car was parked. Mr. Hanson said the man’s head slumped as he left the scene, apparently from loss of blood. The man’s pockets were “crammed with money,” according to Mr. Hanson. ivii. naiison is assistant pastor or Unity Spiritual Church, and also is employed by the District Recre ation Department as an aircraft specialist for colored recreation cen ters. He has been a pilot for manv years. He lives at 1018 Fourth street N.W. Ralph Waldo Greene, alias Ralph Waldo Green, alias Ralph Walter Greene, started his criminal career at the age of 14, according to police records. At that time he was ac cused of housebreaking. Since that time he has been arrested on charges of housebreaking, threats, assault with a dangerous weapon, robbery, holdup and robbery, transporting whisky and violation of the smoke screen regulation. Wounded Once Before. In February of 1932 Greene was in a chase by members of the police liquor squad after he attempted to smoke them off his trail. At that time he was charged with transport ing and possession of whisky and using a smoke screen. He received a sentence of one year and one day. His latest arrest was in March. 1937, when he was convicted on a robbery charge and stntehced to one to two years in Lorton Reformatory. Walter H. Stant, 50-year-old War Department clerk, of 5307 Twenty ninth street N.W., reported to police that he was abducted by four men who entered his car as he stopped for fi traffic light late Saturday night at Twentieth and O streets N.W., driven to Baltimore and robbed of a $40 wrist watch, a $60 ring and $1.50 in cash. The bandits, all young men, according to Mr. Stant, fled from the automobile after a minor collision with another car in Baltimore. A Takoma Park <Md.) writer, Mrs. Edith M. Stern, told police she was beaten by a burglar who entered her bedroom early yesterday and fled with $26. The intruder struck her with his fist when she rang a bell summoning servants. Her husband, William A. Stern II, Department of Justice attorney, was not at home at the time, she said. Two colored men snatched a purse containing $24 from Mary E. Rogers, 29, of 1017 Tenth street N.W., at Eleventh and L streets N.W. last night, she reported. Ernest Berkley, 62-year-old inmate of Soldier’s Home Hospital, said four young men attacked him last night on the hospital grounds and robbed him of $63. A taxicab driver, Clarence Beal, 30, of 56 New York avenue N.W., was forced from his cab and robbed of $7 by a man he had picked up at Ninth and F streets N.W. and driven to Delaware avenue and C street S.W., he told police. The cab was recovered.