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Adjustment Board
To Hear 21 Zoning
Cases July 17
Appeals Session Is
To Begin at 10 A.M.;
Church Makes Plea
Twenty-one cases will be heard
by the Board of Zoning Adjust
ments at public hearings July 17 at
30 a.m. at the District Building.
Appeals to be heard at that time
Arnold Yonovick, for permission
to change a non-conforming use
from a grocery store to a dry-clean
ing agency at 645 C street N.E.
William Gitlin, for permission to
change a non-conforming use from
a lunchroom to a grocery store at
801 Fourth street S.E.
Trinity Episcopal Church, for a
variance from the rear yard re
quirements of the “A" restricted
area district to permit structural al
terations to the non-conforming
church at the southeast corner of
Dahlia street and Piney Branch
road N.W.. and for a variance from
that provision of the zoning regu- i
lations rpgulating the height and
location of accessory buildings to
permit the erection of a two-story
rectory as an accessory building to
the church.
Raymond F. and Helena K. Scholl,
for a variance from the side yard j
requirements of the "A” semi-re- j
stricted area district to permit the
erection of rear and front one-storv 1
porches on the dwelling at 529
Sheridan street N.W.
Edward A. Walsh, for a variance |
from the lot occupancy requirements
of the "A" semi-restricted area dis
trict to permit the erection of a
one-storv rear addition on the
dwelling at 600 Sheridan street N.W.
Myron Davy, for permission to
establish a gasoline and oil serv
ice station at 3401 Banning road
Ella V. Smith, for permission to
establish a gasoline and oil serv-j
ire station at 2100 to 2110 Nichols
avenue S.E.
Ida M. Lytle, for permission to I
continue the temporary use of an
office incidental to the sale of resi-!
dential property in the Summit i
Park subdivision at the junction of j
Suitland road and Alabama avenue
Vincent Lanzillotti. for permission
to inclose a one-storv porch at |
6524 Eighth street N.W.'
Grace M. Richards, trustee, for
permission to establish an automo
bile parking lot at 945 to 949 Mary
land avenue S.W.
Christopher S. Tenlev. for permis- J
Fion to change a nonconforming use
from a millinery shop and rental
library to a beauty parlor at 1512
Thirty-first street N.W.
Elizabeth G. Lambert, for per- j
mission to chance a nonconforming
use from a lumber yard to a lumber
yard selling other building materials
at the northeast corner of Maine
avenue and O street S.W.
Anna Campbell, for permission
to change a nonconforming use
from a store to a rooming rental
office at 1605 Tenth street N.W
Warner Bros. Corp., for permis
sion to extend the nonconforming j
Home Theater at 1230 C street N.E. j
Rose Kahansky, for a variance i
from the open court requirements '
of the "C” area district to permit
the erection of a two-story rear
addition to the dwelling at i5 Fif
teenth street S.E.
R. W. Chilcoat, for a variance
from the lot occupancy requirements i
of the “B“ area district to permit !
the erection of a two-story rear ’
addition to the dwelling at 1426
Minnesota avenue S.E.
Northeast Motor Co.. Inc., for per
mission to establish an automobile
parking lot at 1527-29 Oates street
S A Gentry for permission to
establish a gasoline and oil filling
Nation at the southwest corner of
Georgia avenue and Underwood
street N.W.
Benjamin Ourisman, for a vari
ance from the lot occupancy re
quirements of the “C” area district
to permit the erection of a three
story garage at 620-22 H street N.E.
Wilson Terrell, for a variance from
the open court requirements of the
"C" area district to permit the erec
tion of a two-story rear addition to
the dwelling at 1153 Twenty-first
street N.W.
Justice W. Greene, for a variance
from the lot occupancy requirements
of the “B“ area district to permit
the inclosure of a two-storv rear
porch at 1708 Second street N.W.
Gov. Stark Backed
For Vice President
Br the Associated Press.
CHICAGO. July 6—The Stark
Club of Chicago announced today
that Gov. John E. Miles of New
Mexico and former Gov. Teller Am
mons of Colorado had “declared”
themselves for Gov. Lloyd C. Stark
of Missouri as a Democratic candi
date for Vice President.
Gov. Miles will head his State
delegation to the Democratic Na
tional Convention, club officers said.
Kin of Queen
At Astor Haven
In Virginia
8v the Associated Press.
8—Two young relatives of the
British Queen, who made a secret
voyage across the Atlantic to
Canada and came here by train
from Montreal, found a haven from
Europe's war today at Mirador,
former home of Lady Astor.
They are Simon Bowes-Lyon. 8,
and Davina Bowes-Lyon, 10, chil
dren of David Bowes-Lyon, a
brother of Queen Elizabeth.
Accompanying them were three
cousins, Francis, Ann and Jeanne
Nichols, whose father is a member
of the British intelligence service,
and their grandmother, Mrs, H. H.
Spender-Clay, sister of Lord Astor.
Two nurses accompanied the chil
dren. who were sleepy-eyed and
tired when they reached here last
night. They were met by Chiswell
Dabney Langhorne Perkins of
Greenwood, a nephew of Lady Astor,
Virginia-born member of the Eng
lish Parliament. 8
The members of the royal family
were a part of 600 young refugees
brought over by the Duchess of
Athol. A relative of Ladv Astor at
Greenwood said the children would
remain there for the duration of
the war.
* A
U. S. Air Transports Converted
For War Lauded by British
Pilots Regard Ships as "Wizards" Because
Of Excellent Fighting Qualities
Br the Assocut *d Press.
6—Ordinary American transport
planes with the seats taken out and
bomb racks and gun turrets put In
| have become Britain's "Wizards” of
i the air.
Young pilots who showed Amer
j ican reporters around this airdrome
and took them on a short over
water demonstration flight, call their
stubby, twin-motored, California
made Lockheeds "Wizards'' because:
1 Although they started out pri
marily as scouting planes, they were
found good enough for fighting and
bombing and have shot down more
| German planes than any other Brit
ish type except the Spitfire and
Hurricane fighters.
2. No German Messerschmidt has
been able to shoot one down.
3. They have been dived at more
than 400 miles an hour.
4. They are so sturdy that one
came back from Germany with a
hole in the wing big enough for a
mastiff to jump through.
Flying out over the coast as the
eyes of Britain for convoy protec
tion, they look almost like any air
liner carrying passengers and mall
over an Oklahoma prairie.
The only differences are the
smudgy camouflage, bubble-shaped
gun turret in the tali and a red,
white, blue and yellow bull's-eye In
stead of an airliner’s name on the
side of the machine.
A heavy-set Scottish flyln* officer
with a burr in his voice watched
them take off, one by one.
"Do you want to know what their
job Is?” he asked. "It's to break
the siege of Britain—getting ships
safely Into the harbors. They're so
good orders to America can never
be filled."
He would not say how many had
been delivered.
He told how three of the Ameri
can planes had met 40 German
machines. Thirteen flew on, leaving
10 to handle the American-made
planes. When the shooting was over
five Germans were down and five
had run »way. All the British came
One pilot said that once when he
was only 10 feet above the water
he suddenly saw a Messerschmidt i
in front of him.
"I jerked my stick." he said, "and
hopped over it just like a frog.”
Democrats to Weigh
Delegate Allotment
Boosting South's Vote
Three More Seats Each
Would Go to States With
Heavy Party Ballots
By the Associated Press,
A new delegate apportionment svs
tem which would give the heavily
Democratic Southern States three
additional seats each in future na
tional conventions will be considered
by a party committee in advance of
the Chicago convention.
The tentative plan, which might
also reduce representation of some
Northern States, is modeled some
what along the lines of the Repub
lican system of “compensating-’
States and congressional districts
that go Republican. It was drafted
by an Alabama group headed by
National Committeeman Marion
Rushton of Montgomery.
The new plan will be taken up
at Chicago next Thursday by a
National Committee subcommittee
headed by Senator Green of Rhode
This group is acting under instruc
tions from the last Democratic Na
tional Convention to draft a new
plan for delegate apportionment.
The South was assured that it would
receive additional delegates in re
turn for yielding to abolition of the
"two-thirds rule" This rule, re
quiring the votes of two-thirds of
the delegates to nominate a presi
dential candidate haa enabled the
Southern States to balance the
numerical superiority of Northern
The Allotment System.
Under the system which will apply
at the July 15 convention, each State
has four delegates at large lor two
for each Senator), ana two for each
congressional district. Six each are
allotted the District of Columbia and
each of the territorial possessions,
except the Virgin Islands, which
has two.
The substitute proposed by the
Alabama group would grant one
delegate to each congressional dis
trict, one additional to each dis
trict electing a Democratic Repre
sentative, or casting 15.000 or more
votes for the Democratic candidate
for the House in the last preceding
election: four at large for each
State, and three additional to States
casting a majority for the party's
presidential ticket.
Women to Advise on Platform.
Meanwhile, it was announced yes
terday that the Democratic plat-1
form drafters would have the ad-'t
vice of a committee of 20 women.
Mrs. Thomas F. McAllister, director
of the women's division of the na
tional committee, said in a radio
address that the Women's Commit
tee would meet at Chicago Satur
That, committee, she said, “will
draw up their recommendations as
to what they think the platform i
should say about such vital ques- !
tions as foreign policy and national
defense, re-employment, labor, the
farm program, social security, ■
health, housing, education, youth,
civil liberties.”
Advocates of the bonus plan for
delegates point out that the South
was voted overwhelmingly Demo
cratic almost continuously since the
Civil War. They assert that under
the present practice, Pennsylvania,
almost invariably Republican, casts
72 votes in the national convention,
or more than North Carolina (26),
South Carolina (16), and Virginia
(22) combined.
Held Inequitable.
They also argued that some dis
tricts in the North cast only a
handful of Democratic votes, yet
have the same delegate representa
tion as districts in South Carolina
that hardly ever see a Republican
The recent Republican convention
changed its rule and restricted dis
trict representation. The new rule
is designed to encourage leaders to
build up the party in the South.
Under it a congressional district
will have to poll at least 1,000 votes
in order to get a district delegate,
otherwise none. Those polling over
10.000 votes would receive an addi
tional delegate.
Thus, if the new Democratic plan
is approved, the South stands to
pick up Democratic delegates in the
future and to lose in Republican
representation—unless it changes its
long-time allegiance to the Demo
cratic party.
Alexandria to Invite
Heating Plant Bids
City Manager Carl Budwesky dis
closed yesterday that Alexandria,
Va„ is spending July getting ready
for cold weather. Plans and speci
fications for new hot-water heating
systems to be installed in city schools
have been drawn up by officials
and bids will be asked within the
next 10 days, he said.
The schools to get new heating
plants are Mount Vernon, Jefferson,
Jefferson Annex, Washington and
Parker Gray, Mr. Budwesky aaltL
British Air Raids
Harass Populace of
Rhineland and Ruhr
Anger Rising in Bombed
Section, Newsmen Find
On German Tour
Associated Press W«r Correspondent.
BERLIN. July 6.—A 1.400-mile
trip through the Ruhr and Rhine
Valleys discloses that Britain’s
nightly air raids are harassing the ;
industrial population and taking a
considerable toll of lives.
The trip, for the foreign press in
Berlin, was arranged by the Propa
ganda and War Ministries for the
purpose of supplying evidence to
support the repeated official asser
tion that the British are not bomb
ing military objectives.
In the cities we visited we were
able to see no evidence of actual
damage to a military objective, and
the German officers accompanying
the party insisted that "not a single
one" had been hit. In several places
bombs obviously had fallen in the
vicinity of substantial military ob
jectives. however.
Death Toll Around 100.
Deaths in cities which we visited
totaled around 100, with perhaps 250
to 300 wounded and possibly 300
dwellings damaged or destroyed.
We were not taken to Essen, where
the British claim to have damaged
the great Krupp Works, but we saw
such heavily industrialized cities rs
Duisburg. Dusseldorf and Cologne,
as well as a number of less impor
tant centers.
The story was about the same in
each of the cities: One to SO or more
houses damaged, one to 30 civilians
reported killed, more injured.
In each city, municipal officials
met the newspaper party and con
ducted us to spots which, we were
told, had been bombed.
In Duisburg we were shown a
damaged church: in Dusseldorf. an
old people's home; elsewhere, a row
of wrecked private residences.
At Hamm, the officials demon
strated residential districts, which,
they said, were a mile or more from
industrial or rail points.
Population Nervous.
However, a woman on the out
skirts of Duisburg told us three
bombs had been dropped on the rail
way station in that city. Officials
said that was not true.
It was evident in many instances
that the population was feeling the
results of nervous and physical fa
tigue from rushing to cellar shelters
iround 1 o’clock each morning.
In Wesel the burgomaster con
ceded candidly that the effect of the
bombings was to disrupt business.
"We can’t work while all this is
going on," he said. “These continu
ous raids upset all business."
In the Ruhr the raids are so reg
ular that many families go to their
bomb cellars around midnight every
night, in advance of the raids. The
air-raid sirens almost invariably
sound half an hour to an hour later.
People Getting Angry.
People, too, were getting angry.
In one city a minor official leaped
into our car to shout: “We’ll get
even with the British.”
However, the factories which we
were shown seemed to be working
steadily. With scarcely an excep
tion, smoke was pouring from fac
tory chimneys.
On the Rhine, placid, pretty
Godesberg, where then Prime Min
ister Chamberlain of England and
Adolf Hitler met in 1938, was not
even touched.
Charge Military Points Ignored.
DNB. official German news agen
cy, said tonight that of 191 British
air raids on Holland 90 per cent of
them were on cities and villages
"where no military objectives are
(In Amsterdam earlier. Air
Corps Gen. Friedrich Christian
sen, German military commander
in Holland, had charged that the
character of British bombing at
tacks proved that Britain was
obtaining information from
Dutch territory.)
DNB's statistics showed that the
raids had killed 103 persons, injured
47, destroyed 83 homes, 2 schools
and 3 hospitals and damaged 2
churches and 176 dwellings.
In seven cases, the agency said,
British flyers bombed and machine
gunned trains with civilian passen
E. B. Smith Elected Head
Of Hillandale Citizens
Officers of the Hillandale (Md.)
Citizens’ Association have been
elected as follows:
E. B. Smith, president; L. W.
Bough ton, first vice president; G. E.
Ryerson, second vice president;
Mrs. Gertrude C. Lowen, treasurer,
and Mrs. R. L. Grant, secretary.
The association's major objectives
this year, Mr. Smith said, will be
the erection of a community house
and meeting place for the associa
tion. A committee has been ap
pointed to Investigate the possibility
of obtaining a site for the clubhouse.
Chicago Gets Ready
For Democrats and
100.000 Visitors
70-Foot Stage Erected
In Stadium; Leaders
Expected Tomorrow
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, July 6. — Chicago,
where the New Deal was launched
eight years ago, began to spruce j
up today for another national con-1
vention of the Democratic party.
It will open at noon, July 15, in
the Chicago Stadium and for the
next five days the city will be a
whirlwind of politics.
Businessmen figure that between
50.000 and 100.000 visitors will be
here and Oliver A. Quayle, Jr„ treas
urer of the Democratic National
Committee, said indications pointed
to the largest conclave in the party's
A stage 70 feet long and 40 feet
wide has been erected for the
speech-making. The huge audito
rium has been arranged to seat
20,000 spectators in addition to the
1.095 delegates who will nominate
the Democratic candidate for Pres
Mayor Edward J. Kelly Is busy
finishing arrangements for the re
ception of Democratic dignitaries
and the vast crowd of the party's
rank and file which will turn out
for the rally.
His aides also were paying close
attention to the distribution of
tickets to the convention hall. Il
linois leaders are reported to be
planning a gallery demonstration
for President Roosevelt that they
hope will make the one the late
Mayor Anton Cermak put on for
A1 Smith in 1932 look like a warm
up heat.
Postmaster General Farley, chair
man of the National Committee,
was expected here with his staff
Monday to Join Mr. Quayle and
other party officers in completing
convention plans.
Also expected Monday was Sen
ator Wagner of New York, chair
man of the important Resolutions
Committee, and perhaps some influ
ential members-designate of the
committee, who will Immediately put
their heads together on the question
of the Democratic platform.
Among the headquarters which
have been reserved or opened for
presidential candidates were those
for Vice President Garner, Senator
Wheeler of Montana and Federal
Security Administrator McNutt.
Headquarters also have been set
up for several men mentioned for
the vice presidential nomination, in
cluding Gov. Lloyd Stark of Missouri
and House Speaker William Bank
head of Alabama.
Three Bridges Planned
Near Riverton, Va.
Special DUpiteh to The Star.
RIVERTON, Va., July 6.—Simul
taneous construction of three
bridges in this vicinity is to begin
as soon as contracts are let by the
State Highway Commission.
State Senator Aubrey G. Weaver
has been advised bridges over the
north and south forks of the
Shenandoah River here and a simi
lar span over Crooked Run. a short
distance north of here, will be built
so as to have all completed about
the same time. About #400,000 is
said to have been allocated.
Flyer's Stunts
Fail to Stop
Man's Leap
By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, July 6 —A well
dressed, unidentified man leaped tto
his death from a private airplane
today despite "stunt" maneuvers
performed by the pilot in a effort
to avert the plunge.
Detective Lt. H. E. Powell said
the pilot, Clyde Hodges. 19 told
him the man, about 24, asked nim
to fly over the ocean and that:
"The next thing I knew he was
trying to climb out the window.
"I shoved him back and he struck
at me. I sent the ship into a short
dive and then side-slipped, throwing
my passenger back into his seat.
“When we were about 800 feet
over Mines Field, he began yelling:
‘I got to die, I got to die.’ I started
stunting again and kept hold of
the left window.
"When I was about 250 feet from
the ground I saw he had opened
the right window. Before I could
grab him he was gone.”
Fourth Degree K. of C.
Elevates Rev. J. E. Gedra
The Rev. Joseph E. Gedra. as
sistant pastor of the Church of
the Immaculate Conception, haa
been named faithful friar of Wash
ington General Assembly, fourth de
gree, Knights of Columbus, by An
drew L. Oehmann, faithful naviga
tor. Past Faithful Navigator Fran
cis A. McCann has been appointed
archivist to compile a history of
Washington General Assembly
The annual moonlight cruise will
be held July 22 at 8:30 p.m. on
the steamer Mount Vernon. State
Deputy Alfred A. McGarraghy has
established an office at the local
clubhouse, 918 Tenth street N.W.,
for the sale of tickets.
James P. Fox, grand knight of
Carroll Council, announced as dele
gates to the District of Columbia
Chapter Bernard F. Peacock and
Joseph A. O’Connell, and as lec
turer. Harry J. Klix.
Washington Council will meet July
23 at 8:15 p.m. Grand Knight
Joseph M. McKenna will preside
and announce his committee chair
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