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Washington News Society and General __WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1940. ** g—1 Group to Aid Child Refugees Will Be Formed Miss Lenroot Reveals Plan for Committee In Washington The United States Committee for the Care of European Children is planning to establish a local com mittee in Washington, to assist it in caring for European refugee chil dren, Miss Katherine F. Lenroot, chief of the Labor Department’s Children’s Bureau, revealed today. The organization of the United States was accomplished at a meet ing in New York City June 20. The committee will work in close co operation with State welfare depart ments. The work of placement and supervision of children will be car ried on with the help of child caring organizations, as far as possi ble. In each instance, affidavits must be given that the child will not become a public charge. For this reason, children cannot be made wards of State welfare departments. Tire Children’s Bureau has pre scribed the standards of care and service which will be required of all agencies arranging for the admis sion of children to the United States. Before approving them the Children's Bureau will clear all plans with the United States Committee for the care of European Children. Bureau Sets Standards. Under the standards laid down by the Children's Bureau, all agencies designated to take care of European children must be fully qualified and equipped for child-placing service. Resources of these agencies must Include a well-organized and profes sionally staffed social service de partment for the selection of foster homes and continuing supervision of care given children in such homes. The agencies will be re quired to maintain records of all available information concerning each child and his family. European children received lor care will be placed in family homes of their own religious faith, except when the child’s special needs re quire other forms of care, and all will be required to attend school until they are at least 16 years of age. Not more than two unrelated children will be placed in any one home. Agettcies caring for refugee chil dren will be responsible for each child until he reaches the age of 18 or has been returned to a parent or legal guardian or transferred to other care with the approval of the United States Committee for the Care of European Children. Two Assigned to Work. The Children’s Bureau has tem porarily assigned Elsa Castendyck and Ruth tfolby to work with the committee in New York. Maude Morlock will handle matters re lating to refugee children problems in the Children's Bureau here. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt is hon orary chairman and Marshal Field is chairman of the United States Committee for the Care of European Children. The American Red Cross is co-operating closely with the plans of the committee. The Children's Committee of the National Council of State Public Assistance and Welfare Adminis trators will meet in Washington on July 11 to consider plans for placing the children in American homes. Miss Loula Dunn is chairman. Justice Murphy To Speak on WMAL Justice Murpny or the Supreme Court will speak from WMAL to night on a national radio program, “Children and Bombs," designed ti enlist support for bringing all chil dren. regardless of nationality, now in the British Isles, to America. Helen Hayes and Myrna Loy are to speak from Hollywood on the same program, scheduled from 8:30 to 8:45 p.m. The program, spon sored by the United States Com mittee for the Care of European Children, will be heard on the blue network of N. B. C. Comdr. Robert F. Jones Dies in Savannah Comdr. Robert Francis Jones, re tired naval medical officer, died Wednesday in Savannah, Ga., the Navy Department has been in formed. A native of Petersburg, Va., he was born February 17, 1886. He was graduated from the University of Virginia Medical College. He was commissioned an assistant surgeon in the Navy Medical Corps in 1911, was made a lieutenant commander in 1921 and. five years later, was raised to a full commander. Dr. Jones served at various naval stations and on a number of ships. He was at one time officer in charge of the Preventive Medicine Section of the Bureau of Medicine and Sur gery here. He also served here as executive officer of the Naval Dis pensary. His specialty was internal medicine. He was retired January 1, 1937, for physical disability incurred in line of duty. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Jones: a daughter, Elizabeth Jones, and two sons, Robert and Catesby Jones. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Fort Myer Chapel, and burial will be in Arling ton National Cemetery. The following captains of the Navy Medical Corps will act as hon orary pallbearers: Edward L. Woods, Montgomery E. Higgins, Lucius W. Johnson, John R. Pollard, Luther Sheldon, jr„ and John Harper. Dr. Borden Takes Office Dr. Daniel L. Borden, recently elected president of the Medical Society of the District, has taken over his new duties, it was an nounced today from headquarters of the society. He succeeded Dr. John H. Lyons. Other officers who also began their new terms of office, include the new president-elect. Dr. Henry R. Schrei ber, who becomes president next year. FINAL DETAILS FOR CONCERT—Leopold Stokowski visited the symphony barge at the Water Gate this morning to make final technical arrangements for the concert to be given here July 23 by the All-American Youth Orchestra. Shown with him is C. C. Cappel (right), manager of the National Symphony Orchestra. —Star Staff Photo. - .% Stokowski Here; Has High Praise lor Youth Orchestra Symphony Will Do Much For Our Relations With South America, He Says While he disclaimed that he was anything more than a musician, Leopold Stokowski nevertheless laid down his baton long enough here today to prophesy that a "wonder ful readjustment” would follow to day's chaos and suffering and that music, the "universal language,” would contribute in no small meas ure to effecting the new order. The famed conductor was in Washington just long enough to in spect the symphony barge at the Water Gate in connection with the concert to be given here July 23 by the All-American Youth Orchestra. He left for Baltimore after conclud mg mat me stage oi me oarge, ount to accommodate the 72 musicians of the National Symphony, was suf ficiently large to hold the 100 in his organization. His allusion to world affairs came in the course of a discussion con cerning the South American tour on which he will take the youth orches tra at the end of this month. Evolution, Not Revolution. “Worry about possible revolution in South Americti?” he said in re sponse to a question. “In the first place. I want to see that country’. I have been everywhere in the world but South America. In the second, where is there not revolution today? But I should say evolution. The world is going through a period of evolution and terrific suffering. Afterward, however, I feel certain there will be a final readjustment, and then things will be—wonderful!” He explained music’s current part in the world drama. “Think of the new’ insight South Americans will obtain of North Americans when we go down there to play,” he said. “They may not be able to under stand English, but they will under stand our music, and thus they will come to know our young people who are playing the music for them and the millions of Americans these young people represent." Praise for Symphony Is High. His praise for the youth sym phony was high. “Every one will be surprised at how great this orchestra will be,” he exclaimed. “No one knows how great this orchestra is going to be. The young men and women of this orchestra are wonderful, they are fresh original, they are—the cream. They love music, it has come to them spontaneously, they are self taught." Mr Stokowski will commence re hearsals with the symphony Monday in Atlantic City. Cafeteria Employes Vote on Affiliation Navy cafeteria employes will dM cide by a National Labor Relations Board ballot, to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Navy Building, whether they wish to be affiliated with the United Cafeteria Employes’ Local, No. 474. a C. I. O. unit. All Navy cafeteria workers, ex cept managers, in this district will be eligible to vote. Traffic Record The traffic record, as revealed at police headquarters for 24 hour period ended at 8 a.m. yesterday: Fatalities, none. Accidents, 39. Motorists injured. 4. Motorists arrested. 177. Pedestrians injured. 3. Pedestrians arrested for viola tion of pedestrian control reg ulations, 2. The traffic record for 24-hour period ended at 8 a.m. today: Fatalities, none. Accidents, 58. Motorists injured. 14. Motorists arrested, 206. Pedestrians injured, 8. Pedestrians arrested for viola tion of pedestrian control reg ulations, 2. Fireworks Show Re-scheduled At 8:30 Tonight Ickes, in Radio Talk, Blasts Disparagers Of Democracy Washingtonians, drenched and disappointed last night when a beat ing thundershower drove them from a hastily-canceled Monument Grounds fireworks display, will have another opportunity tonight to see the pyrotechnics if the weather per mits. Preliihinary exercises had barely started last night When the 25,000 assembled spectators were pelted with rain that left water standing 3 inches in some spots. Attendants set off some of the more elaborate displays—among them “Niagara Falls”—as the crowd ran. It was feared that the rain would destroy these chemical mas terpieces. Tire bulk of the $800 dis play, however, was salvaged and will be set off at the grounds at 8:30 o’clock tonight. Lawrence E. Williams, chairman of the District's Fourth of July Gen eral Committee, said new set pieces were being rushed from New York to replace those set off last night. In addition, 125 aerial bombs, some of them the largest ever made for fireworks, remain over from last night. Festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by the Marine Band. A recording of Secretary of Interior Ickes’ speech, broadcast last night, will be played at the grounds to night. Tickets for those who do not have stubs from last night may be purchased at the Monument grounds or at the A. A. A. headquarters, Seventeenth street and Pennsyl vania avenue N.W. Fair weather was forecast. Ickes Blasts Disparagers. Secretary Ickes. speaking over an N. B. C. network in the WMAL studio after being rained out at the Monument, reaffrmed his faith in the continuance of American democracy as he called on the people to give a “hard, angry, shouting razzbery laugh” to those who would have us believe that the United States is “worn-out.” He said: “Tonight, in the Capital of our free and young and great Republic, we are assembled to reaffirm to our selves and to the world that we in America still hold these truths to be self evident. We swear that we will hold fast to the principles upon which this Nation was founded. “We reaffirm our belief in free dom-freedom of speech, of worship, of assembly and of the individual. “We pledge allegiance to1 the eternal principles of truth and of .... 1 sa tm— ” Haven't Begun to Live, He Say*. “When are you going to imagine the words that your fathers would have used, and their fathers?” Mr. Ickes demanded. “When is the great, hard, angry, shouting razzberry laugh of the American people going to yell down the West wind of this continent and out to sea and on out past the horizon? "When are you going to say all as one man and all together: “We haven't even yet begun to live! "We haven't even yet begun to create on this continent the new and untried and never yet realized world of freedom and security and self-respect. ' “Triumphant” Peoples. Mr. Ickes asked the American people to “have a look" at the new. “triumphant” peoples held up to them for emulation by the Fourth of July propagandists. “You see these superior people of the future who would rule the world abase themselves before new gods set up for them by a dictator. You see all this. And you listen to the orator. You hear him tell you that freedom is now a mark of in feriority and of incompetence, and that slavery is the badge of pride and of patriotism * * OLDEST INHABITANTS CELEBRATE FOURTH—Among those who participated yesterday in the Independence Day observance by the Association of Oldest Inhabitants were (left to right) the Rev. Horace E. Cromer, pastor of the Emory Methodist Church, who delivered the invocation; Fire Chief Stephen T. Porter, John Clagett Proctor, first vice president of the organization, who officiated, and Representative Guyer, Repubican, of Kansas, the principal speaker. * —Star Staff Photo. % a m TRYING TO KEEP DRY—These three girls were among the last to leave the Monument Grounds when rain broke up the Fourth of July ceremonies last night. They reasoned that they could keep drier by just sitting still under newspapers and an umbrella than by making a run for more substantial shelter. They are (left to right) Twild Horton of Florida, Edna Tillman of Alabama and Ethel McDonald of Michigan. Roper Advocates Aid to British at Takoma Celebration Parade Is Big Feature Of Independence Day Festivities of Town Advocating immediate aid to Britain through the sending of sup plies in American as well as British ships, “if necessary,” former Secre tary of Commerce Roper yesterday delivered the principal address at the Takoma Park Fourth of July celebration. “This should not be a political year filled with disrupting contentions," he said, “but a year of defense planning. “We need military and naval train- 1 Ing under draft machinery. A draft law should provide for comandeer* lng wealth, labor and all other activities. Our youth needs to be better prepared physically to meet the endurance tests that lie ahead.” Capt. Harold W. Orcutt presided at the exercises in the Takoma Silver Spring Junior High School Mayor Oliver W. Youngblood and Miss Grace B. Holmes, president of the Takoma Park Citizens' Associa tion, gave welcoming addresses. Poster Prizes Awarded. Mrs. C. R. Brenneman, chariman of the Poster Committee, awarded prizes to the following: Ronald Ingraham of the Takoma Public School, grand prize: Flora L. Mack intosh. Thomas Marshall and Betty Jane Franciscus, J. Enos Ray School: Carlos Cordero. Elbon Volkmer and June Robbins, Takoma School. As part of the exercises, winners in the better homes contest, spon sored by the Takoma Park Chamber of Commerce, were given awards. The winners were Edwin M. Graham, Arthur T. Potter and Wade H. Glover. At 6 p.m. yesterday the parade postponed, from early morning was staged through the residential and business center of Takoma Park. E. Brook Fetty was grand marshal. At the head of the line was Mayor Oliver W. Youngblood and members of the Town Council, with a motor cycle police escort. In the first divi sion was the Anti-aircraft Artillery and Searchlight Battalion of the District of Columbia National Guard, veterans of various wars, the Review and Herald Band. District of Co lumbia Chapter of American War Mothers, veteran auxiliaries and the Seventh-day Adventist Medical Cadet Corps. The second division comprised the Takoma Park School Band, groups and floats from play grounds. Boy and Girl Scouts, bi cycle group and children carrying a large American flag. Pan-American Flags. The third division included Boy Scouts carrying flags of the 21 re publics of the Pan-American Union. The Chamber of Commerce of Ta koma Park sponsored the fourth di vision, consisting of floats, decorated motor vehicles and volunteer fire de partment apparatus. An alarm of fire caused the Takoma Park and Silver Spring companies to leave the line of march just as they were about to pass the reviewing stand in North Takoma. me chamber of commerce float was judged the best in line; Miss Barbara Connell, representing “Spirit of Progress,” a float entered by the District of Columbia Recrea tional Center, placed second for the best costume and third honors went to the1 Seventh-day Adventist Med ical Cadet Corps with 300 men in uniform for the greatest number in the line of march. The prizes were donated by Takoma Park Post No. 28, American Legion. At the conclu sion of the parade the District of Co lumbia National Guard gave a drill with the anti-aircraft guns and also a searchlight demonstration. The celebration concluded at dark with a fireworks display on Hodges Field. Trade Body Meeting RICHMOND, Va„ July 5 (£>).—A discussion of State defense prob lems and an inspection of the Hamp ton Roads area will be high lights of a special meeting of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Di rectors called for Old Point Comfort next Thursday. Children were most disappointed when rain prevented most of the fireworks displays. Showing excited anticipation before the downpour are (left to right) Barbara Perro, 6; Noel Villeneuve, 6, and Freddie Villeneuve, 4. In rear is Ralph Villeneuve, 5. —Star Staff Photos. Solicitous Bandit Strikes Again When Told Store Is Insured Liquor Store Owner Is Robbed of $63* Others Are Held Up Washington solicitous middle aged bandit, who always asks his vic tims if they are covered by theft in surance, struck again last night, forcing William B. Wilcox, proprietor of a liquor store in the 3200 block of Georgia avenue, to hand over $63 from the cash register So far no test case in which a prospective victim was uninsured has arisen, although a man answering the same description held up several stores in recent weeks Robbed in Auto. Archie Taylor. 60, ot 1735 I street N.W. reported to police last night that three men accosted him near his home, forced him into an auto mobile. robbed him of $50 and made him get out of the car near Hyatts ville, Md. Two men. according to George Tobey of 1873 Monroe street N.W., jumped from an automobile as Mr. Tobey was walking near his home, robbed him ,of $5 and a watch and drove away with a third man at the wheel. In a similar episode about two hours later, George Dours of 1322 Fifteenth street N.W said that three men operating from an automobile robbed him of $21 near Fifteenth and O streets N.W. Held in Purse Snatching. Police were holding two colored men today in connection with the snatching of a purse containing $107 from Louise B. Barnes of 220 Bryant terrace N.W. early last night. Part of the money was recovered. Police said the two men were arrested shortly after the robbery, which oc curred in the 700 block of Harvard street N.W. Wife Is Shot, Man Held Charles Thomas, 53, colored, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital chauffeur, was held by police today in connection with the shooting last night of his wife, Mrs. Sadie Barnes Thomas, 51, Government Printing Office em ploye, at the latter’s residence, 1018 Howard road S.E. Mrs. Thomas was shot four times, police said. At Gallinger Hospital her condition was said to be critical. Odd Fellows Expect 3,000 in Pilgrimage More than 3.00d persons are ex pected to attend the seventh an nual pilgrimage to the Tomb of the, Unknown Soldier sponsored by the District Chapter of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Sunday. The affair will be preceded by a banquet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Raleigh Hotel, at which Judge George S. Starrett of Columbia, Mo.. GEORGE S. STARRETT. grand sire of the order, will be the | principal guest. Judge Starrett also is scheduled to speak at 9:45 a.m. tomorrow over Station WJSV. Participants in the pilgrimage will assemble at the Fort Myer entrance to Arlington National Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. and will parade through the cemetery to the amphitheater, led by the Elks Boys’ Band, the Patriarchs Militant and the the Ladies’ Auxiliaries. An address by Judge Starrett will feature the services at 3 p.m., which will be climaxed by the presentation of the jewel representing the high est honor of the order, the Grand Decoration of Chivalry, to be placed in the Hall of Trophies. Band Concert By the United States Marine Band at the Marine Barracks at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Capt. William F. Santel mann, leader; Henry Weber, second leader, conducting. Program. “The Marines’ Hymn.” Overture, “Knight Errant”. O’Neil Selections from “Natoma”. Herbert Fantasy, "Park Avenue”-.. Malneck i “Festival March in C”_Cadman “The Star Spangled Banner.” A ** 129 Fatalities Mark July 4 In Nation Washington Area Escapes With Only Few Casualties Fatalities from Fourth of Julf accidents throughout the country reached a total of 129 today, al< though the Washington are4 escaped with a comparatively light :asualty list. Traffic accidents led with a totaj Df 64 deaths and there were 35 irownings. One man was killed ia nearby Maryland, presumably by ad automobile, and 11 other persona were injured in this area, one senl iously. a The Washington police ban orf dangerous and noisy fireworks sub* dued the celebration here, but failed to prevent minor injuries to at least 17 persons treated at hospitals for burns, cuts and bruises. The man killed in nearby Mary land was Dominic Turner, colored, 47, of Queen Anne, Md., who was found dead shortly before midnight beside Central avenue near Queen Anne Bridge in Prince Georges County. He had fractures of the skull, jaw and neck. Corpl. John F. Dent of the Princa Georges County force and Dr. James I. Boyd, county deputy med ical examiner, were making an in vestigation today. The man pre sumably was killed by a hit-and run driver. Perhaps the most seriously in jured in the Washington area was 31-month-old Carol McGill, 1108 Holbrook terrace N.E., who fell from his father’s automobile on Central avenue near Davisonville, Md., yes terday afternoon. The child was brought to, Casualty Hospital, wheie she is under treatment for a frac tured skull. Plenty of Fireworks. Despite the police ban, Washing ton celebrators burned a lot of gunpowder yesterday. Firecrackers, whistle bombs and huge sky rockets were set off all over the city. Scores of the stands had com pletely disposed of large stocks by midafternoon. In Prince Georges County fireworks were sold by fire men for the benefit of companv funds. Metropolitan Police, acting under special orders, kept after the nois iest celebrants. The officers usually let minors off with a reprimand while arresting the adults. Fifty four of the latter were taken to the various precincts and required to post $5 or $10 collateral for shooting off fireworks. A Nation-wide survey of fireworks fatalities by th« Associated Press revealed there were only two fa talities from this cause, one in Colorado and another in Maine. At a Fort Worth (Tex.) fireworks celebration a section of boardwalk collapsed, injuring 40 persons. At least 200 spectators fell 15 feet. The traffic death toll for the Na tion was under the normal average of 75 estimated by the National Safety Council. Mother and Son Hurt. An 18-year-old mother and her infant son were among those in jured in the heavy traffic in the Washington area yesterday. The mother. Mrs. Anna Ryan of 3507 Baker street, Brentwood, Md„ and her son. Ernest, 8 months old, were brought to Casualty Hospital after they were struck by an automobile on Rhode Island avenue in Brent wood. The mother was wheeling her son across the street at the time. Six-year-old Delores Dennison of Capitol Heights, Md., was treated at Casualty Hospital for bruises and contusions, suffered in an automo bile accident near her home yester day afternoon. Ruth E. Beall. 27, of 4746 Wiscon sin avenue N.W. and Joseph G. Witt, 24, of Bethesda, Md., were slightly cut and bruised yesterday afternoon when their automobile skidded in the 4800 block of Wis consin avenue N.W. and struck a pole. Reckless Driving Charged. Four young Washington residents were injured last night when an au tomobile driven, police said, by David S. Mobley. 23, of 2013 Hillyer place N.W., struck a ‘parked car owned by Bradley B. Smith of For est Glen, Md., on the Colesville pike in Silver Spring. Mr. Mobley received scalp lacera tions. while Miss Marian Mith. 23, of 4707 Connecticut avenue N.W. suffered cuts about the face; Miss Billie Lanston, 23, 1417 Park road N.W., bruises and shock, and Doug las Baker, 22, 1448 Park road N.W., bruises about the body. They were treated at the Wash ington Sanitarium in Takoma Park, Md. Montgomery County Police men Ralph Howard and William Broschart placed a charge of reck less driving against Mr. Mobley. Those treated at local hospitals for burns from fireworks Included Baird Snyder, 17. of Chevy Chase, Md.: Melvin Weaver, 19, 4800 block of Wisconsin avenue N.W., and Peter Massano, 26, Arlington, Va., treated at Emergency Hospital. James Newton, 7. of 327 C street S.E., and Ruby Perry. 8, of 1608 D street N.E., were treated at Provi dence Hospital: James Powers, 5, of 1709 West Virginia avenue N.E, treated at Sibley Hospital: Oscar Chernofsky, 25, of the 1600 block of K street N.E.; Maggie Beil Givens, 7, of 536 New Jersey avenue N.W.; William Van Dyke, 16, of 1305 B street S.E.. and Robert Pace, 14, 100 block of Fifth street S. E.; Ed Rea gan, 15, of the 600 block of E street N.E.; Peggy Kelly, 11, of the 2200 block of R street N.E.; Bernice Stew art, 12, 1602 A street N.E.; Delores Ruth, 9. of 407 East Capitol street; Bessie Mae Black, 22, of 672 Callan street NB.; Jessie Farris, 19, of 647 F street N.E.; Harrington Bell. 12, af 2801 Sheridan road S. E., treated it Casualty Hospital. Maltese Island Group The Maltese island group includes Malta, 91 square miles; Gozo. 20 iquare miles; Comino one square nile, and two uninhabited rocks, Filfla and Cominotto.