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Civic Problems,Civic Bodies
Students’ Religious Education Credits;
Lookouts for “Trojan Horses”
By Jesse C. Suter.
President Roosevelt's letter on Monday to the Speaker of the
House objecting to the Kennedy bill for the reorganization of the
District government made a dramatic beginning of the week.
Objection to the measure was based on the ground that it would
remove the municipal government from the jurisdiction of the
Federal Bureau of the Budget dnd the General Accounting Office.
While there were marked differences of opinion among District
people as to many items of the Kennedy bill there has been very
general approval of taking District affairs from the Budget Bureau.
Six non-controversial local bills were called up on Monday and
passed by the House in a total of five minutes. The most important
of these is the bill authorizing the Commissioners to borrow $500,000
of P. W. A. funds to construct a building for the office of the
recorder of deeds. The bill provides that the building shall be
erected on the site of the old Police Court at Sixth and D streets
N.W. Only 55 per cent of the amount advanced from the P. W. A.
funds will have to be repaid, the other 45 per cent being a grant.
Repayments by the District will be, with interest, in annual install
ments over a period not to exceed 25 years.
The Senate did not get down to considering the District 1841
appropriation bill until Wednesday, but it took only 17 minutes
to pass the measure with two changes. One change provided
for taking from the street repair fund the $15,000 to finance
the study and plans for the Scott Circle underpass instead of
from the general fund, as recommended by the committee. In this
way none of the cost of this traffic underpass will be chargeable
to the general fund. The cost of construction will come from the
District’s allotment of Federal funds. The other change was the
addition, on motion of Senator Capper, of $550 for teaching
public school children the evils of narcotics and alcoholic beverages.
The appropriation bill now goes to conference with the earnest,
hope of ihe community that the House will accept the increases and
modifications made by the Senate. There is one exception and that
is that it is hoped with equal earnestness that the Senate will recede
from its position regarding the House provision requiring payment
of tuition by non-resident pupils in the public schools. This would be
considered by many of the citizens, who are especially interested
in the schools, to be a fine trade for the much-needed provisions
for the schools made by the Senate.
‘I Am an American Day’ and Defective Americans
By authority of a congressional joint resolution and a proclama
tion of the President of the United States, today is set aside as "I
Am An American Day.” On each succeeding third Sunday in May
there is to be a similar observance.
Under the terms of the resolution the day is set aside “as a
public occasion for the recognition of all who, by becoming of age
or naturalization, have attained the status of citizenship." The
preamble to the resolution recites that 2,000,000 young men and
women in the United States each year reach the age of 21 years, and
that it is desirable that the “sovereign citizens of our Nation” be
prepared for the responsibilities and impressed with the significance
of their status in our self-governing republic.
The new citizens in the District of Columbia, whether through
attaining their majority or by naturalization, are in a peculiar
position. They can hardly claim to be “sovereign citizens” any more
than the many other adults of all ages here who are debarred from
any participation in the councils of “our self-governing republic.”
In humility they must admit that they are only defective Americans
—not sovereigns, but merely subjects of “our self-governing re
Most of the civic problems wnich confront the civic and
social minded people of the District are tied up in this major prob
lem of the defectiveness of our American citizenship. Mrs. Roose
velt deplores the lack here of responsibility, but this condition is due
to the complete absence of any authority as American citizens. The
District is subject to the complete control of the Congress, but with
out voice or vote in that great legislature which exercises this power
of legislation over their Nation and their own local community.
The District has attained its majority, its people do not have to
be naturalized, but they do need constitutional relief. The people
have the requisite intelligence, wealth and give substantial finan
cial support to the Federal Government. Its people are, and of right
ought to be recognized as, full-fledged American citizens entitled to
voting representation in both houses of Congress and among the
electors of President and Vice President.
There has been some question as to just how should the vote
less and unrepresented people of the District celebrate “I Am An
American Day.” Here is a practical suggestion. Write to each
member of the House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judici
ary and urge prompt, favorable action on the Sumners amendment,
H. J. Res. 257. This amendment to the Constitution would em
power Congress to make American citizens of the present defective
Americans of the National Capital. *
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Religious Education Credits for Students
At its final meeting of the season, the Committee on Public
Schools of the Board of Trade, on Wednesday evening, voted to
recommend to the Board of Education an adaptation of the Pitts
burgh system of giving credits for religious education to high school
pupils. The course in religious education would be an elective and
would be conducted by the religious body with which the pupil is
connected. The work would be done entirely outside of the school
and not in school hours. The marks for this work would be cer
tified to the principal of the school by the minister, priest, rabbi or
other qualified representative of the religious group in question.
This decision was reached by the committee after extended
study by a subcommittee and lengthy discussions at two meetings of
the full committee. It was the unanimous opinion of the committee
that there is at present the greatest need for moral and religious
training and that every practical means should be used to that end.
It was agreed that without religion there could be no real morality.
The teachings of Washington's Farewell Address and other noted
authorities were quoted to sustain this opinion.
It was thought that with the offer of two credits in a four-year
high school course some students might be induced to take a course
in religious education. It was stated that all of the religious de
nominations are now equipped to conduct such work.
Before this recommendation may go forward to the Board of
Education as the recommendation of the Board of Trade it will have
to be considered by the board of directors and have the approval of
that body. As the Committee on Public Schools has earned a repu
tation for the thoroughness of its work, approval by the directors is
* * * *
Civic Groups Alert for ‘Trojan Horses’
During the past week two of the neighborhood citizens’ associa
tions took cognizance of the danger of the presence of enemies
within our midst. At meetings of the Stanton Park and Chevy
Chase Associations the same motive inspired the members to show
a desire to have a part in helping discover any such enemies in
whatever guise they may be acting
In Stanton Park Association a special committee has been
created to formulate a plan for coping with this important question.
One suggestion before this committee is that a general joint com
mittee be formed of representatives from all civic and other
groups for the purpose of collecting pertinent information on the
The Chevy Chase Association indorsed the work of the Dies Com
mittee, demanded that its functions be continued and urged that
local citizens maintain watch for suspicious activities by enemies in
our midst. It was urged that all efforts should be exerted in antici
pation of circumstances similar to those leading to the downfall of
Norway and Holland. It was emphasized that “the time has come to
crack down on foreign-inspired organizations at present flourishing
in the open.” A special committee was appointed to handle any
subsequent action in the matter.
The matter will probably go up to the Federation of Citizens’
Associations. During the last World War the Federation formed
several important committees and devoted much time and effort in
a patriotic co-operation with the Govempient. There appears to be
a strong desire among all of the associations to line up and render
any possible aid during this tragic period.
« • * *
Congress Responsible for Unsafe Buildings
The problem of the unsafe buildings and flretraps remains
unsolved, though the recent survey by District officials
disclosed, beyond any question of doubt, that the responsibility
rests upon the failure of Congress’to appropriate the funds for
an adequate inspection force. It was thought at the time of
the collapse of the Knickerbocker Theater that this tragic
lesson would result in giving the public deserved protection
through an adequate and efficient inspection force.
The recent tragedy of the O street apartment house fire
Is considered by the civic groups as sufficient evidence of the
necessity for immediate relief. They say they can see no
reason to delay until some member of the National Legislature
and members of his family are numbered amoiu the victims
of a similar disaster. ^
TO PERFORM AT CHEST FAIR—Four boys of the Georgetown
Children’s House shown rehearsing an Indian dance which will
be presented as part of the country fair of the Community Chest
league to be held Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. on the lawn of Mr.
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and Mrs. Charles Carroll Glover, 4300 Massachusetts avenue N.W.
Left to right are: Paul Westlein, Lewis Westlein, Ray Harding,
Tommy Dickey, Mike Maloney II and (seated) Billy Campbell.
—Star Staff Photo.
Civic Calendar
11 Gatherings
Slated for Week
The following 11 citizens' associ
ations are scheduled to meet this
Monday, May 20.
Interfederation Conference—
(Dinner meeting), third floor, Y. W.
C. A., Seventeenth and K streets
N.W., 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park—Bryan School,
Thirteenth and B streets SB., 8 pm.
Sixteenth Street Heights—A. R.
Shepherd School, Fourteenth and
Kalmia streets N.W., 8 pm.
Tuesday, May 21.
Benning—Benning School, 588
Minnesota avenue N.E., 8 p.m.
How They Stand
Standing of proposals affect
ing the District and voted on by
citizens’ associations since the
start of the civic year.
Local Residents for District's
Official Positions.
Favor . 31
Opposed . 0
Increase in Metropolitan Police
Favor. 9
Opposed _0
Cathedral Heights-Cleveland Park
—Parish Hall, St, Alban's Church,
Wisconsin avenue and Woodley
road N.W., 8 p.m.
Citizens’ Forum of Columbia
Heights—Powell Junior High School,
Hiatt place and Lamont street N.W.,
8 p.m.
Petworth—Petworth branch pub
lic library. Georgia and Kansas
avenues N.W., 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22.
Arkansas Avenue—Telford's Cafe.
Fourteenth and Decatur streets
N.W., 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 23.
Fort Davis—Southeast branch
public library, Seventh and D streets
S.E., 8 pm.
Friday, May 24. ,
Anacostia—Anacostia Junior-Sen
ior High School, Sixteenth and R
streets S.E., 8 pm.
Burroughs — Burroughs School,
Eighteenth and Monroe streets N.E.
8 pm.
Representative Sheridan, author
of a bill to investigate small loan
practices in the District, will ad
dress the Lincoln Park Citizens’
Association tomorow evening. The
Representative is filling an engage
ment postponed from last month,
A. D. Calvert, president, said.
The last session of the season of
the Interfederation Conference to
morrow night will be a dinner
meeting in the dining hall on the
third floor of the Y. W. C. A. build
ing. Seventeenth and K streets N.W.
The dinner has been set for about
6:30 p.m. after which a short busi
ness session will be held, E. L. Ben
nett, secretary, announced.
Knights of Pythias
A "stag night" will be held next
Friday night at Pythian Temple.
Sponsored by Webster Lodge, invi
tations have been issued to all
Pythians in the District and their
The Past Chancellors Club of Nor
folk, Va., is planning a week-end
sightseeing trip on June 29 and 30
of historic points in Virginia, Mary
land and the District of Columbia.
The annual banquet ot the Knights
of Pythias Bowling League was held
last Friday night. Addresses were
delivered by Dr. Robert B. Bacon,
supreme representative, Constantine
G. Collins, grand chancellor; Her
man Wealthall, president of the
bowling league. It was voted to ac
cept a challenge issued by the Fred
ericksburg, Va„ team.
Webster Lodge will confer the
esquire rank Tuesday night.
Initial performance of a mixed
minstrel troupe of Rathbone Temple
will be held at Pythian Temple Fri
day night.
Ben Hur News
Twenty-one delegates to the Ex
ecutive Board will visit McKinley
Court on Tuesday evening in North
east Masonic Temple. Chairman
Melvin D. Newlana will make the
presentation speech, and Chief
Thomas A. Green will welcome the
guests. Kenneth L. Canine, dis
trict manager, will speak on the ac
tivities in this jurisdiction during
national fraternal week. Mr. Can
ine has moved from Crawfordsvilie,
Ind., and his office is located at
1841 Columbia road N.W.
At the meeting of the Executive
Board Edwin W. Saunders, new
delegate from United Court, pre
sented his credentials. Earl E.
Dodge resigned.
Meetings this week are: Monday,
Potomac, Pythian Temple, and Cen
tral, Woodmen of the World Hall;
Tuesday, State,. War and Navy,
room 1, Coloradg Building.
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Youth Fills Town Job;
D. C. Later to Profit
Lloyd B. Wilson 1
Took Telephone
Job at 16
(Twentieth in a series of
sketches of officers and di
rectors of the Board of Trade.)
Forty years ago, the town of
Plattsmouth, Nebr., found itself
needing a new telephone operator.
Indirectly, that was a break for
Washington because the Job was
taken by a 16-year-old schoolboy
named Lloyd B. Wilson.
Today, Mr. Wilson is president of
the Chesapeake & Potomac Tele
phone Co., and one of Washington’s
leading citizens.
Mr. Wilson's entire career has been
devoted to the telephone industry.
He was still in high school when
he became night operator for
Plattsmouth. Before he reached
21, he was Nebraska Telephone
Co.’s manager at Central City. Nebr.
In 1906, when he was 23, he be
came district manager for the
Western portion of Nebraska and
seven years later he was appointed
commercial superintendent for the
entire State. In 1917, he became
commercial superintendent for the
States of Minnesota and North
Dakota and in 1919 he was named
general commercial superintendent
of the entire Northwestern Beli
Telephone Co.
Six years later, Mr. Wilson went
to New York as* commercial engi
neer of the American Telephone &
Telegraph Co., parent organization 1
of the Bell system. Then in 1929,1
he was elected president of the
C. & P. Co., four of the associated
companies of the Bell System,
operating in Maryland, Virginia,
West Virginia and the District.
These firms have a combined per
sonnel of almost 12,000 employes and
Underwood Photo.
serve approximately 840,000 tele
Active in local civic affairs, Mr.
Wilson Is a member of the Central
Committee of the American Red
Cross, the Chapter of the Washing
ton Cathedral at Mount St. Alban
and the Newcomen Society. He is
a trustee of George Washington
University and a director of the
Board of Trade, Garfield Hospital,
Acacia Life Insurance Co., Riggs
National Bank, Terminal Refriger
ating & Warehousing Corp., Secur
ity Storage Co., and the United
States Fidelity and Guaranty Co., of
Mr. Wilson also is a member of the
Alfalfa, Metropolitan and Chevy
Chase Clubs of Washington, the
Maryland Club of Baltimore and the
Omaha Club of Omaha. Nebr. He is
also active in the work of St.
Alban's Episcopal Church.
Parent-Teacher Parley
To Be Held This Week
Theme Is to Be ‘Youth in Today’s
World’; Program
Is Given
President District of Columbia Conaress of Parents and Teachers.
Interest in parent-teacher circles this week is centering on the annual
convention Tuesday and Wednesday in the Departmental Auditorium,
Constitution avenue between Twelfth and Fourteenth streets N.W.
The theme, as selected by the Convention Committee, is "Youth in
Today's World,” and speakers who will appear on the program will de
velop that theme from several different angles.
Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. a processional, led by the Powell Junior High
School Orchestra and composed of
the officers and committee chairmen
of the congress, will precede the for
mal opening. A massing of the col
ors and salute to the flag will be led
by a representative from the cadets.
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and boy
patrols. The Rev. Harry Porter,
pastor of the Westminster Presby
terian Church, will invoke divine
blessing and the morning will be
given over to business, which will in
clude the president’s annual report,
the treasurer’s annual report and re
vision of the by-laws. The Nom
inating Committee will also report at
this session and opportunity will be
given for nominations from the
Concert Listed.
In the afternoon at 1:30 there
will be a 15 minute concert by the
Mothersingers, directed by Mrs. T.
D. Gates, following which Dr.
Charles H. Judd of the National
Youth Administration will speak, as
will Miss Frances Hayes, former
field secretary of the National Con
gress of Parent? and Teachers.
Wednesday at. 10 a.m. children
from the Seaton School, directed
by Mrs. G. Moore, will present a
group of Greek and Egyptian dances
following which M. M. Chambers of
the American Youth Commission
will address the gathering on the
findings and recommendations of
his organization. Honor roll cer
tificates and parent-teacher scrolls
will be awarded at this session, the
chairman of tellers will report on
the election and the newly elected
officers will be installed.
There will be no afternoon session
but the annual fellowship dinner
will be held Wednesday at 7:30 In
the Carlton Hotel. A receiving line
composed of the officers and chair
men of the congress will form at 7
Invites Attendance.
I sincerely hope that every person
in Washington who is In any way
interested in parent-teacher work
will attend! our convention. It ia
only by attendance at these annual
meetings that the full scope of the
parent-teacher activities can be
grasped. I can assure those whose
idea of a parent-teacher association
is payment of 50 cents dues and
lackadaisical attendance at loeal
meetings that they will be greatly
enlightened and, I hope, intriguingly
interested in the possibilities for
genuine service offered by our pro
At the meeting of the board of
managers, held Tuesday in the N.
E. A. Building, announcement was
made of the purchase of a "talking
book” by the Hannah Berliner
Sanders Memorial Library Commit
tee. It has been presented to the
public schools for use of the sight
saving classes.
Indorsement was given to the
project providing for an underpass
at the Powell Junior High School;
of sex education in the homes, but
not at this time, as an accredited
course in the Junior or senior high
A $25 sustaining membership in
the National Symphony Orchestra
Association was voted.
Mrs. L. A. Brooks, chairman, an
nounces that the student aid rooms
in the Gales School will be closed
on Wednesday, because of the con
vention, and will be open for the
last time this season on the follow
ing Wednesday.
Park View.
The last meeting for the present
school year will be held Thursday
at 8 p.m. The following officers will
be installed by Mrs. P. C. Ellett,
first vice president of the D. C.
Congress: Mrs. Roy Seeck, presi
dent; Arthur Rind, first vice presi
dent; Miss Marietta Callahan, sec
ond vice president; Miss Roberta
Shewmaker, third vice president;
Mrs. Thomas Keely, recording secre
tary; Mrs. Leo R. Jaffee, correspond
(Se^P.-T. A., Page C-10.)
On Capitol Hill
A Weekly Report on
D. C. Legislation
Conferees on the 1941 District
appropriation bill (H. R. 9109) are
expected to hold a series of meet
ings this week in an effort to iron
out differences between the Senate
and House version of the measure.
The Senate without debate passed
the bill Wednesday and sent it to
conference with the House. In
present form it calls for appro
priations totaling $49,697,890 to sup
port the municipal government in
the coming fiscal year beginning
July 1, an Increase of $1,406,173
over the amount approved by the
Six Bills Passed.
The House Monday observed the
first ‘'District Day" of the month
by passing six of the nine local
bills on its calendar in five minutes.
Those passed are:
H R. 9114 authorizing the Com
missioners to borrow $500,000 of
P. W. A. funds to erect a new build
ing for the recorder of deeds.
H R.. 9722 tightening existing
law regulating fire, marine and
casualty insurance companies.
H. R. 9633 extending the authority
of the Board of Education over de
gree conferring institutions, includ
ing junior colleges.
H. R. 9576 authorizing admission
to St. Elizabeth's Hospital of resi
dents of the Virgin Islands who have
i been adjudged Insane.
S. 3251 clarifying the existing life
! insurance law regarding securities
deposited by life insurance com
! panles for investment purposes.
H. R. 9229 providing for group in
surance policies to protect bank

New Legislation.
Bills introduced:
Senate—S. 3993 authorizing em
ployes of the District government
to serve as Jurors without loss of
House—H. R. 9191 liberalizing the
unemployment compensation law;
H. R. 9797 authorizing erection of
a national stadium.
Member Unit Meets
Henry S. Owens, newly-appointed
chairman of the Membership Com
mittee of the Board of Trade, has
scheduled an organization meeting
for Tuesday at 12:40 p.m. in the
| board's offices in The Star Build
ing. The committee will elect its
officers for the 1940-41 season at
; that time.
Spring Marked by Decrease
In Traffic Violations
Overtime Parking Arrests Still Lead,
But Totals Drop 24 Per Cent;
Reckless Driving Jumps
The coming of spring brought a decrease in April of 2,850 or a 24 per
cent drop In District traffic arrests from the previous month s total of
11,803, according to Police Department statistics.
Although otertime parkers maintained their position of supremacy
in the 8,953 traffic cases reported last month with 1,197 violations, this
figure represents a 30 per cent decrease from the 1,733 motorists who vio
lated this regulation in March.
Proof that Washington drivers apparently don’t learn from previous
experience is seen in the fact that violators of the overtime parking regu
Traffic Record for April
The traffic record as revealed at police headquarters for the
30-day period ended April 30.
Fatalities, 1, a pedestrian.
Accidents, 1,043.
Motorists injured, 186.
Motorists arrested, 8,850. *
Pedestrian injured, 155.
Pedestrians arrested for violation of pedestrian control regula
tions, 103.
lation, many of whom were repeaters, paid out more than $9,000 in fines
during the last three months alone.
From February through April of this year, police have arrested 30,089
persons for violation of some District traffic regulation. In Milwaukee,
however, which has approximately the same population as Washington,
there were 43,381 traffic arrests during the entire year of 1939.
Decreases also were noted last month in the number of traffic tickets
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Business Groups
Six Asosciations
Meet This Week
The following six businessmen's
associations are scheduled to hold
meetings this week:
Monday, May 20.
Brookland - Woodridge — Regular
meeting, Odd Fellows Hall, 2022
Rhode Island avenue N.E., 8:30
Park View—Regular meeting,
Georgia avenue branch of the City
Bank. 3608 Georgia avenue N.W., j
8:30 pm.
Tuesday, May 21.
Columbia Heights — Luncheon,
Sholl's Cafe, 3027 Fourteenth street
N.W., 12:15 pm.
Wednesday, May 22.
Cleveland Park—Luncheon. Du
Barry's Restaurant, 3300 Connecti
cut avenue N.W., 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 23.
Northest—Regular meeting, Ameri
can Security & Trust Co., Eight
and H streets N.E., 8 p.m.
Central —Luncheon, .Hamilton
Hotel. Fourteenth and K streets
N.W., 12:15 p.m.
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Calender Notes.
The Brookland-Woodridge group
will decide tomorrow night on two
trophies to be given by the asso
ciation to the winners in the No.
12 police precinct pistol shoot which
will be held shortly. Prizes also
will be given by the police it was
announced. The date for the asso
ciations annual outing will be set.
Every one is urged to be present to
include “his ideas.”
The Park View body will protest
the no-parking ban on both sides
of Georgia avenue from Otis place
to Princeton street N.W. on one
side, and from Otis to Newton place
on the other. At the Board of Di
rectors meeting last Monday the
group drew up a recommendation of
protest to the parking ban and this
will be brought before the asso
ciation for action.
As an “extra special” attraction
of the moonlight cruise of the Con
necticut Avenue body tomorrow
night a beauty contest to pick Miss
“Connecticut Avenue” will be held.
The winner will compete in the
finals for “Miss Washington.” Pinal
plans for the outing include games,
music, dancing and refreshments on
the boat, with a floor show by the
Arthur Murray teachers under the
direction of Ethel Fistere, co-chair
man of the cruise.
Don’t forget these dates:
Tuesday, July 16. The Federation
of Businessmen’s Association will
take its annual cruise down the
Potomac to Marshall Hall.
Sunday, July 28. The Southeast
body will hold an all day outing at
Marshall Hall.
given motorists in uie wuv
unwisely parked their cars in for
bidden territory from 4 to 6 p.m.
and who disobeyed official signs.
These two groups of traffic viola
tors received 864 and 649 tickets re
spectively as compared with 1,119
and 933 respectively in March.
Even speeding cases dropped 11
per cent from the 632 motorists ar
rested for this offense in March.
Of course, this decrease may have
been due to the fact that it rained i
practically all last month, causing
drivers to proceed with greater cau
Another reason for the general
decrease in traffic arrests last month,
Inspector William E. Holmes of the
traffic division explained, is that
many motorists having warrants '
issued against them hurried to dis
pose of them in order to obtain
1940 license tags.
He pointed to the sharp decrease
in warrants—381 in April as com
pared with 846 during the previous
month—as proof of this.
The bad weather last month evi
dently had little or no dampening
effect on reckless drivers, however.
An increase of four from the 25 mo
torists arrested for this offense was
revealed in the April traffic cases.
Three victims of the no-parklng
from-2-to-8-a.m. regulation finally
betook themselves to the Traffic
Division last month to dispose of
their tickets.
Onlv 16 motorists were arrested
in April for failing to give the right
of way to pedestrians as compared
with 35 the month before. This
drop may be a trend on the part of
the driver to recognize that the
pedestrian also has his rights, In
spector Holmes declared.
A corresponding decrease was
noted in the number of pedestrians
nabbed by police last month for dis
obeying the regulations designed for
their safety—105 as compared with
150 arrested in March
Curiously enough, exactly the
same number of motorists was ar- •
rested in both Marcn and April for
violating the no-parking-at-any
time regulation—367.
While there was an 83 per cent
drop in fatalities with one traffic
death, a pedestrian, being recorded
in April compared with six the
month before, accidents increased
from 913 in March to 1,043 the fol
lowing month.
There also was a slight Increase
in motorist and pedestrian traffic
injuries, with 341 in April compared
with 323 in March. Of the 341, 186
were motorists and 155 were pedes
With the exception of the 3d and
; llth precincts, all 13 precincts as
i well as the Traffic Division snowed
' decreases in traffic arrests from
■ March’s figures. The 3d precinct
had an increase of 63 arrests while
the llth had 18 more arrests.
In fact, the Traffic Division, with
3,127 traffic arrests, and the 3d pre
cinct, with 1.235, accounted for ap
proximately half of the total traffic
arrests last month.
The harbor precinct dropped back
into a slump after two traffic arrests
last month to turn in not one for
Traffic Cases for Month of April
Parked overtime...1,197
Parked 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 864
Disobeying official sign_ 649
Speed.... . 558
Parked less than 20 feet from
the building line and less than
50 feet from the intersection. 507
Parked from 8 to 9:30 am_ 381
Parking warrants _ 381
No parking any time.. 367
Parked abreast_ 243
Parked at bus stop_ 191
Passing stop sign_ 164
Parked overtime in a 60-minute
meter zone.... 160
Disobeying traffic signal device 142
Passing red light ... ._ ..138
Parked overtime in a 20-minute
meter zone_ 129
Miscellaneous .....__ 126
Parked in loading zone_ 126
Failure to give hand signal_ 106
Parked 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. __. 105
Failure to keep to right_ 104
Violation of pedestrian control
regulation.. 103
Obstructing entrance . 101
Parked more than 6 Inches
from curb. ... 100
Parked in restricted zone_ 99
No D. C. permit._. 80
Unnecessary noise.. 78
Driving on the wrong side of
the street. 73
Truck parked in front of private
residence. 62
Obstructing crosswalk .. 56
Parked less than 25 feet from a
stop sign. 56
Parked in official space_ 55
Violation of one-way street_ 53
Dead tags I. .——_ 52
Parked over 18 hours_ 50
Failure to exhibit permit. 49
Failure to exhibit registration
card . .... 47
Parked less than 10 feet from
fire hydrant_ 46
Obstructing alley. 44
Failure to give right of way to
vehicles..—. 44
Violation of U turn_ 42
Obstructing driveway _ 41
Parked in public space.. 38
Parked with left wheel to curb— 35
Driving while drunk__ 37
Dirty tags. 32
Parked off hack stand..___ 31
Turning from wrong lane_ 31
Reckless driving. 29
Improper lights. 27
Parked from 7 to 9 30 a.m_ 24
Parked on hack stand. 23
No District of Columbia permit
(expired) _ 23
Failure to change address on
permit _ 23
Failing to lock ignition- 22
Parked less than 20 feet from
car-stop sign .- 22
Disobeying officer’s signal. 22
Obstructing fire escape... 21
No lights while running.._ 20
Obstructing animal drinking
fountain _ 20
Standing traffic_ 20
Bad foot brake_ 19
Parked less than 3 feet from an
other car _ 18
Unattended motor_ 17
Loitering _ 17
Failure to give right of way to
pedestrians __ 16
No emergency control..... 16
Obstructing traffic-- 16
Parked in school zone- 16
No rear light_ 15
Bad hand brake... 15
Parked between loading plat
form and curb.. 13
No stopping or standing, 8 to
9:30 a.m._ 13
Bad handbrake. 12
Driving through unoccupied
safety zone.. 11
Failing to park parallel-.... 11
Leaving after colliding....- 11
Passing on right . 10
No parking to corner.. 10
Improper tags ..... 10
Commercial vehicle parked in
meter zone .. 10
Failure to change address on
registration card _ 9
Failing to sign permit.... 9
Obstructing garage.. 9
Parked on lawn. 9
Violation of interstate truck
route. 8
Permitting unlicensed operator 8
Improper turn... 8
Backing to turn. 7
Driving to left of streetcar_ 7
Failure to deposit coin in meter 7
Unlicensed hacker.. 6
Parked from noon to 6 p.m_ 6
Operating vehicle in unsafe me
•nchanical condition_ 6
Operating after suspension_ 6
Moving traffic_ 6
Failure to park within the
meter space. 8
Failure to keep in the proper
lafte of traffic... 5
Obstructed tags..i. 5
Operating unapproved auto_ 5
: Permitting unlicensed hacker.. 5
Permitting bad brakes_ 4
Driving over sidewalk...... 4
Defective muffler _ 4
Driving to left of loading plat
form . 3
Failure to change address on
identification card... 3
Failure to wear proper glasses.. 3
Obstructing barricade.. 3
Operating vehicle having ragged
fender.. 3
Parked from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m... 3
Passing streetcar while dis
charging passenger. 3
Passing at intersection.. 3
Permitting unsafe mechanical
condition .. 2
~(See TRAFFIcTPage C-10.)
Dentists’ Meeting
To Bring 5,000
Washington will be the scene of
five conventions this week, according
to the convention bureau of the
Greater National Capital Committee.
More than 4,500 delegates are ex
pected to attend the meetings.
The list of conventions scheduled
Horological Institute of America,
today and tomorrow, at the Raleigh
Hotel: 100 delegates.
National Society, Sons of the
American Revolution, today through
Wednesday, at the Wardman Park
Hotel; 300 delegates.
Five-State Post Graduate Clinic
of the District Dental Society, today
through Thursday, at the Willard
Hotel; 3,000 delegates.
Ladies’ Oriental Snrine of North
America, Tuesday tmough Thurs
day, at the Mayflowei Hotel; 800
District of Columbia Pharma
ceutical Association, Thursday and
Friday, at tha Wardman Park Hotel;
$00 delegates. A

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