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Backing Truck Kills
Man in Narrow Alley; Virginian Fatally Hurt Charles M. Taylor, about 50, of 422 Tennessee avenue N.E., ten tatively identified as an attend ant at a parking lot in the rear of 1210 K street N.W, was killed Instantly shortly’ "before noon today when a truck backed into him in an adjoining alley. Earlier, Joseph Cassin Williams, controller of the Raleigh Hotel, died of injuries received Monday wheh he was hit by a bus. The deaths brought District traf fic fatalities this year to 34. In nearby Virginia a man was killed early today in an automobile truck collision and seven persons suffered injuries in accidents re ported from the District and the nearby Virginia area. Nathaniel Bethea, 28, colored driver of a truck owned by the Jaffe-New Vork Decorating Co., 911 Thirteenth street N.W., told police he was backing the vehicle in the narrow alley and did not see Mr. Taylor. No Witnesses of Accident. There were no witnesses to the mishap, but police of the accident investigation unit, reconstructing the accident, said the victim appar ently was facing in the opposite di rection when the heavy vehicle bore down on him. He was pronounced dead at the scene by an Emergency Hospital physician. Mrs. Daisy Mae Wilt, 19. of 1210 K street N.W., who was one of the first persons to reach the scene, said the man was a part-time employe of the parking lot. The truck driver was arrested and will be held for action of a coroner’s Jury, police asserted. Mr. Williams, 55, died at Emer gency Hospital of injuries suffered -Monday when he was struck by a Capital Transit Co. bus in the 1900 block of Calvert street N.W. Native of Washington. A native of Washington, Mr. Wil liams lived at 2332 Nineteenth street N.W. He was a graduate of Immac ulate Conception School and at tended Georgetown University Law School. At one time he was auditor ol Emergency Hospital. He also was associated at various times with the Riggs Bank, the Alaskan Railroad Co. of Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Universal Credit Co. He saw service In the World War as a marine. Mr. Williams is survived by three sisters, Miss Anna L. Williams, Miss Clara V. Williams and Miss Helen G. Williams. In the Virginia accident, an em ploye of the Naval Torpedo Station at Alexandria was killed and two of his companions were injured when their automobile collided with a truck on Route 1, at Pohick Creek, Va., Fairfax police reported. Police said Nelson Able, 62, of Triangle, was killed instantly in the crash. His two companions, Rich ard H. Anderson, 45, driver of the auto, and Elden Rose, 55, both of Triangle, suffered minor injuries. According to police, the crash oc curred when the truck, driven by George W. Booker, 23, of Birming ham, Ala., made a left turn to enter a roadside restaurant, and the car crashed into its head-on. Booker was being held by police on a reck less driving charge. In an accident last night Jacob Weitaen, 66, of 5028 Illinois avenue N.W,; his wife Rose, 48, and their daughter Anita, 25. all suffered pos sible ankle fractures when a taxicab in which they were passengers was in collision with another cab at Thirteenth and Harvard streets N.W., police reported. All were ad mitted to Emergency Hospital. Another passenger in the cab, James Kingston, 34, of 417 Ninth street S.W., was treated for minor head injuries and sent home, police said. Invasion (Continued From First Page.) new regulations designed to keep invasion plans secret. The German communique assert ed that German motor torpedo boats sank three British ships totaling 9,100 tons in an attack on a convoy off the south coast of England this morning, and that the German air force’s attacks against shipping concentrations off the British south west coqst last night were effective. The new British travel restric tions, effective last midnight, sup plamented others previously in force. One Earlier decree had banned travel between Britain and Ireland. An other keeps diplomats of all coun tries except the United States, Rus sia and the British Commonwealth within Britain for the time being. Joining the Germans in the in vasion-guessing game, Capt. Karl Henrik Falkman, a Swedish naval commentator, expressed the view this morning that the assault may come in broad daylight some time between May 2 and May 17. He said that because of the Allied supremacy it would not be necessary to strike at night. Newspapermen Place Bets. The Berlin correspondent of the Swiss newspaper Die Tat said for eign newspapermen in the German capital were betting on the attack to take place between May 6 and June 7. In Ankara a Turkish com mentator put in his word, declaring: ‘‘We can take it for granted the next few days or weeks will witness the most important .developments of the war.” A Moscow dispatch said the Rus sian newspaper Pravda observed that “conditions are favorable now for powerful blows not only from the east but the south and west.” Vague reports came, meanwhile, from Denmark through Sweden of extensive German troop movements there, but these were treated with considerable skepticism in London. Persons highly placed here pointed to the fact that the reports came through German censorship and said it seemed extremely unlikely that the Nazis would disclose any move ment of troops. Rooming Houses (Continued From First Page.) prosecutions of 1,000 persons to whom notices were sent out a year ago advising them they were violat ing the law, Senator McCarran declared there should be an “im mediate drive” to clean up these cases. The year-old cases were shelved when the War Production Board found it was unable to grant top priorities for construction of fire escapes for the places found in viola tion, and the city heads decided they could not force eviction of thousands of rooming house tenants. According to a report to Engineer Commissioner Charles W. Kutz by Building Inspector John W, Oeh mann, litigation between the owner and operator of the Randolph street place over who was to pay for fireproofing in a shaft in the build ing started nearly four months ago. He said there was no action-taken, pending a court decision, and that the license officer had no recourse except to notify Police Department the building was being used without a license. “This fire is an example,” said Senator McCarran, “of the kind of thing that the District Committee of'the Senate sought to eliminate when it called on the Commissioners shortly after the Coconut Grove holocaust to tighten up the fire reg ulations and building ordinances. “It appears now as it did then that the greatest fault lies in the lack of enforcement and prosecu tion. Too many different District bureaus and offices have their fin ger in the pie and as a result noth ing ultimately is accomplished ex cept the filing of a series of reports that finally lose their usefulness under a pile of dust * * *. ine District Government needs a little streamling. If the Commis sioners won’t take the matter up on their own accord, I am going to see what I can do to force the appoint ment of some one person who will see that something gets done and done quickly, that human life be at least reasonably protected. * * * The open defiance of safety regula tions in Washington should cease immediately.” I I IF YOU'VE COT I SMALL PRINT SQUINT I ... TIME TO GET I GLASSES 8 Eyestrain quickly develops J tt into far more serious trou- j ■ ble. Be sure what condi 3 tion your eyes are in by hav II ing CASTELBERG optome- ; w trists examine them at 3 regular intervals. ■ I I 1004 F ST. N. W. I Bricker Broadcasts Answers to 7 of 9 Queries Put to Willkie By the Associated Press. COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 28 —Gov. John W Bricker. candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, last night answered in a radio inter view seven of nine questions put to Wendell L. Willkie by Missouri Re publican leaders several months ago. Pulton Lewis, jr„ Mutual Broad casting System radio commentator, who conducted the interview, said the questions were those Mr. Willkie would not answer, terming them "so ambiguous as to defy understand ing." Two of the original nine ques tions were not asked. Mr. Lewis said one was a personal question in volving Mr. Willkie's book. “One World.” The other was, “Do you believe that it’s desirable for Amer ica to permit flooding our country with alien individuals and alien ideas?” Opposes “Supra-National State.” Asked if he believed the United States should become a member of a supra-national state, Gov. Bricker replied there should be no "central world authority dominating our destiny.” The question of whether the United States Army, Nevy and Air Force should be placed under con trol of a world state brought a vig orous denial from Gov. Bricker. As to whether there should be ab solute freedom of international trade, the Ohio Governor said he did not believe in it because living standards vary in different parts of the world. Hits World Monetary Proposal. Gov. Bricker said a “world mone tary system” would violate the con stitutional provision “giving the Congress of the United States sole power to fix the value of money and coin currency.” He opposed unrestricted immi gration after the war. Mr. Bricker said liberalism meant a return of individual liberties and “more of home rights, not less; more of opportunity, not less.” Mr. Bricker said that if he isn’t nominated he “most assuredly will” support the convention’s choice. $251,000 Estate Left By Leslie Howard By the Associated Press. LONDON, April 28.—Leslie How ard, British film star, missing since last June 1, when the transport plane on which he was traveling from Lis bon to England messaged that it was being attacked by German fighters and then lapsed into silence, left an estate of $251,000, it was dis closed today. The majority of the estate will be held in trust for his widow, son and daughter. Ickes Hits Bricker, Edge, La Guardia for Attitude on Loyal Japs By the Associated Press. Two Republican Governors and the Mayor of New York were bit terly assailed in a statement last night by Secretary of the Interior Ickes for attitudes toward the loyal Japanese in this country which he said "seem ominously out of tune in a Nation that is fighting for the principles of Democracy and free dom.” Referring to recent statements by Mayor La Guardia, Gov. Walter E. Edge of New Jersey and Gov. John W. Bricker of Ohio, Mr. Ickes, who supervises-the War Relocation Au thority, said: “This is a strange fife and drum corps to be playing the discordant anthem of racial discrimination. Stranger by far than fiction. The Mayor of New York City, who has fought long and vigorously for ra cial equality and justice, carrying the flag, must be shocked and dis turbed to find the drummer boy from New Jersey on his left and the flfer from Ohio flanking him on the right. I cannot but believe that he has joined this company through accident and misunderstanding rather than by deliberate choice.” Mr. Ickes, upholding the policies of the WRA, which recently was made a part of his department, ac cused Gov. Bricker "not only of prejudice but of disregard of the facts” in a Los Angeles speech the Ohio Governor made last week. He said Gov. Bricker was "trying to further his presidential aspirations” and that he "deliberately kicked the Constitution in the teeth.” The Secretary quoted Gov Bricker as saying that after the war each West Coast community should de termine for itself whether people of Japanese ancestry should be per mitted to return to their former homes, and as charging the WRA with releasing dMoyal persons. "The Governor didn’t know what he was talking about,” Mr. Ickes de clared. He said Mr. La Guardia has pro tested against the relocation of persons of Japanese ancestry in New York City, "apparently on the theory that these people are dan gerous and subversive. Actually, there has not been one proven case of sabotage on the part of a Japa nese-American since the war began —not even in Hawaii. • • • I can see no basis for the Mayor’s fears or for his protests.” For America’s future ... for your future ... for your children’s future . . keep buying bonds! Southern Bamboo May Provide New Source for Newsorint By the Associated Press. SAVANNAH, Ga., April » 28.— Newsprint may soon be made out of bamboo, which can be easily grown in the South. The Herty Foundation laboratory announced yesterday that six months of experiments with bamboo showed it met strength tests com parable to that of the highest test ing chemical pulp made. Scientifically, bamboo is a grass, but the same chemical processes used on wood can be applied to it for pulp production. Experimenters explained that bamboo could stand for years without damage, while Southern pine is not satisfactory for pulp several months after being cut. * The bamboo species used in the Foundation experiments grows to more than 60 feet in six weeks and is about 8 inches in diameter. The Herty Foundation was per petuated in memory of the late Dr. Charles H. Herty, Savannah sden tlsc who pioneered in the manufac ture of wood pulp from pine trees. Hie bamboo experiments, which will be continued, were made by Bruce Buttle, the foundation’s lab oratory director, in eo-operation with Chatham County Farm Agent A. J. Nitzchke, David A. Bissel of [the United States Plant Introduc tion Sation here, the Georgia Coastal Experiment Station and the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau j of Plant Industry. ’Welcome’ Project to Hold Party at Walter Reed Under' the auspices of the Red Cross, the Washington Welcomes You project and State societies will give a party from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon day at the Forest Glen Annex of Walter Reed Hospital. 'Volunteer Camp Sshows of the District Rec reation Department will present a program, Mrs. Mary Davis, director, announced today. The Washington Welcomes You program, which is sponsored by The Star, will hold a National Capital Parks tour, to be conducted by Stanley W. McClure, at 3 pm. Sun day. Mr. McClure will speak in commemoration of the 122d birth day anniversary of Gen. U. 8. Grant. 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