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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.
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
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
(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
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
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3 tion your eyes are in by hav
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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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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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.
The tour also will feature historic
details about the Capitol Building,
the Peace Monument knd the
statues of Gen. George O. Meade
and John Marshall.
The public is invited, and asked to
meet at the Grant Memorial at 3
o’clock. , '4
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But no one in the country knows more about the subject than
Bowles and he speculates authoritatively in an informative
article in Collier’s out today.
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