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# WASHINGTON, D. C., DECEMBER 2, 1944. ★★ WASHINGTON NEWS 'Dry' Law Will Put Crimp in Celebration Of New Year Eve Three Hotels Here Plan To Forego Merrymaking During Holiday With the Sunday ‘'dry" law ex pected to put a major crimp in New Year eve merrymakers, the Wash ington Hotel Association announced today that the Mayflower, Shoreham and Statler Hotels will be among those not holding holiday celebra tions on either December 30 or 31. Allen W. Payne, chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, told members of the Washington Restaurant Association last night that no exceptions could be granted to the District liquor law providing that nothing stronger than light wines and beer may be sold on Sundays. Christmas eve and New Year eve fall on Sunday this year. Robert Wilson, executive secre tary of the restaurant group, said today he expected some restaurants and night clubs would avoid the . danger of being cited to the ABC Board by remaining closed on New Year eve. "If they open.” he explained, “there’s going to be a temptation on the part of guests to violate the law by bringing their own liquor. Some restaurants will be closed rather than run the risk of viola tions on their premises.” The hotel association warned its members that hotel employes will not be allowed to assist in the serv ice of liquor even at functions in private dining rooms between mid night of December 30 and 8 a.m. on January 1. The Statler management ex plained that it would hold no cele bration on December 30, either, be cause it would have to stop serving liquor at midnight and some diffi culties might arise. The restaurateurs, meeting in the United States Chamber of Commerce for one of a series of sessions designed to promote better understanding of health and ABC regulations, also were told by Mr. Payne that new licenses would not be granted to establishments not equipped with auxiliary fire exits. Col. James A. Casteel, director of security and intelligence for the Military District of Washington, warned the restaurateurs that liquor licensees who do jiot strictly adhere to ABC Board regulations in serving member of the armed forces will be penalized by having their establishments declared “out of bounds.” In a plea for co-opera tion, Col. Casteel pointed out that the health of servicemen was an important factor in winning the war Mr. Payne declared that serving liquor to soldiers and sailors under 21 and permitting them to "pick up Victory Girls" on tne premises was tantamount to giving aid to the enemy. Dr. Reid R. Ashworth, duector of the Bureau of Food Inspection, District Health Department, and Ringgold Hart, general counsel of the restaurant association, also ad dressed the meeting, over which Julius Lullev presided. Plans Sermon Series Dr. Stephen Gill Spottswood, pastor of John Wesley A. M. E.j Zion Church, will preach thei first in a series of advent ser-l mons Sunday morning on thej general theme: “The Background of the Messiah.” His subject will be! “The God of Jesus.” Further topics, will be as follows: December 10, “The People of Jesus"; December 17, “The Parents of Jesus”; Decem ber 24, “The Birth of Jesus,” and December 31. "The Exile of Jesus.” Marcus E. Cooke, jr„ assistant minister, will preach at 8 p.m. THE HOME I OF HOMES Known for over 37 years for prompt and efficient service BOSS & PHELPS Realtors 1417 K Sfr. L-,, ’TrryrrTrsrsrirw^nnrrr | NEW i f PLAN I A loan plan designed spe- - * ® cifically to lower YOUR liv- *»"* * * lng costs. 25-year repayment <4* « » with privileges of paying e # off sooner. No extras, no re- J newal fees. Examples: f |$ 1946^ $3,500$ 1*527-80 $5,000$ cin I»rt u* analyze your estate and show you how we can lower your | « * living costs. ll Walker £ Dunlop X « » Financiers tor Home Ownership M» «L 1200 15th St. N.W. 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A-14 coupons valid for 4 gallons each on December 22 B-4, C-4, B-5 and C-5 coupons good for 5 gallons eac^h. Shoes—Airplane stamps 1, 2 and 3 in Book No. 3 good indefinitely for one pair of shoes each. Fuel Oil—Periods No. 4 and 5 cou pons good for 10 gallons per unit through August 31, 1945. Period 1, 1944-5 ration, also good for 10 gallons a unit. Consumers in this area should not have used more than 17 per cent of their ration as of November 27. Dean Bloedorn Host To Medical Leaders Dr. E. M. MacEwen, chairman of the Executive Council of the Asso ciation of American Medical Col leges and dean of the University of Iowa School of Medicine, and Dr. F. C. Zappfe, association secretary, were guests of Dr. Walter A. Bloedorn, dean of the George Wash ington University School of Medi cine, at a luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel yesterday. Other guests at the luncheon in cluded : Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin, president of the George Washington Univer sity. Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines, ad ministrator of veterans' affairs; Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey. national di rector of selective service; Rear Admiral William J C. Agnew, as sistant chief of the Naval Bureau of Medicine and Surgery: Maj. Gen. George F. Lull, Assistant Surgeon General, U. S. A ; Dr. R. C. Williams. Assistant Surgeon General. Public Health Service; Rear Admiral E. R. Stitt, former Surgeon General. U. S. N.; Maj. Gen. M. W. Ireland, for mer Surgeon General, U. S. A.; Rear Admiral William Chambers, com manding officer. Naval Medical Cen ter; Maj. Gen. S. U. Marietta, com manding officer, Army Medical Center; Commissioner Guy Mason, District of Columbia; Dr. Thomas R. Parran, Surgeon General. Public Health Service; Homer Cummings, trustee. George Washington Uni versity; Comdr. Louis M Harris, medical officer in charge of medical and dental V-12 training program, U. S. N.; Maj. John W. McCrea, assistant chief, Army specialized I training program; Dr. Rolla Dyer, iirector, National Institute of! Health; Robert Fleming, trustee, the' George Washington University ; Dr.! George F. Zook, president, American I Council on Education; Dr. Paul F.| Dickens, director, procurement and assignment, Washington, and Lt. J. W. Wight, in charge of medical and dental V-12 training program, U. S. N. Missionary to Speak The Rev. 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Naval Officer Reports 'Expert' Disappeared With $2,000 Rug Smooth-Talking Cleaner 'Highly Recommended' By Prominent Families Collectors of antique house fur nishings throughout the country were warned today to be on guard against a smooth-talking cleaning and repair “expert” who disap peared with a Colonial hooked rug valued at $2,000 and $19.51 in cash, after working and talking himself into the confidence of a naval officer and his wife here. Police said Lt. V. M. Barton, 2723 Ordway street N.W., had sworn out a warrant charging grand larceny against Alvin B. Hon, who took the Barton’s rug to clean and repair at a bargain price and now cannot be found. After discovering that Hon. had an FBI record, police said they were sending to a score of other cities a lookout notice for him, along with pictures of a sketch of the missing rug made by Lt. Barton. Hon was said to have established a reputation for honest work done cheaply in cleaning house furnish ings for several prominent families here, one of w’hom recommended him to the Bartons. Hon offered to clean the rug and repair some worn spots for about one-third of the price an established firm would charge, Mrs. Barton said. In view' of his recommendations, she let him take it away. She said Hon telephoned a few days later to say he was ill. Finally, he called at the Barton apartment early one day last week to say the rug was ready except for a pad he wanted to purchase at a local de partment store. He might be de layed in getting that because he had to cash a check to get the necessary $19.51. Lt. Barton said he advanced the cash to save time, and Hon gave him 49 cents change from a $20 bill. That was the last the Bartons saw of Hon—or their rug High Alcan Upkeep Is Seen by Wilkins It will take plenty of costly main tenance to keep the Alcan highway open to tourist travel to Alaska after the war, Sir Hubert Wilkins, Arctic explorer, told the 10th an niversary meeting of the American Polar Society here last night. Scrapers and rollers can keep the Jong motor way open during the short summer season. Sir Hubert said, but during freezing weather water works up from underground and forms small glaciers which must be passed under the highway in cul verts heated by drums of burning oil. Sir Hubert is convinced an "ideal" way for the postwar tourist to make the journey is to drive to Alaska in midsummer and put his car on a coastal steamer for the return to: the United States. About 125 members and guests of! the society, meeting at the Army! Navy Club, were given a demonstra-! tion of new Arctic equipment. MORTGAGE LOANS —Homes —Apartments —Business Property Long Term Monthly Payment Loans— FHA Loans— No Renewals Current Interest Rate H. G. SMITHY CO. 811 15th St. N.W. NA. 5905 MORTGAGE LOAN CORRESPONDENT FOR TRAVELERS INSURANCE CO. TRUST I NOTES Reasonable Rotes , Prompt 5eri//ce UJp mill buy Second Trust Notes Secured on improved Property National Mortgage INVESTMENT CORR 1312 N Y AVE .N W - NA5833J WESTERN HIGH SCHOOG-This buff brick building with its imposing Ionic portico is located at Thirty-fifth and R streets N.W. It occupies the site of the Cedars, home and estate of John Cox, Mayor of Georgetown from 1823 to 1845. For many years the Misses Earle maintained a seminary in the historic home until it was replaced by the present building, completed in 1898. Western was one of three offshoots of the old Central High School in 1890. The others were Eastern, then located in the Peabody School on Stanton Square, and Business (now the Theodore Roosevelt High School) in the old Strong John Thomson School on Twelfth street near L street N.W. Western spent its first eight years in the Curtis School, on O street be tween Thirty-second and Thirty-third streets N.W. It moved in 1898 into its present home, shown in the sketch by Helen Gatch Durston. The first principal was Miss Edith C. Westcott, who with two other teachers constituted the faculty of a school of 58 pupils. Dr. Elmer S. Newton, one of the District’s best known educators, principal for 27 years, gained for the school high scholastic standing among the high schools of the country. Western alumni boast with pride of its many years of cadet victories. The present principal is Nathaniel Danowsky. Zoning Commission Restricts Postwar Sites for Nurseries The Zoning Commission yester day voted to ban kindergartens and day-care centers from restricted residential areas six months after the war, and to tighten restrictions on.District building heights. The new height amendments re strict buildings in the 110-foot dis trict to 10 stories, although in the past there have been some 110-foot, 12-story buildings in districts where there was no specific limitation on the number of floors. In the exception to the 110-foot limit, where 130 feet or 12 stories are allowed, fire sprinkling tanks, water towers and housing for air conditioning must lie within the 130-foot limit under the ncw; amend ments. Formerly such equipment could be above the 130-foot limit for (he 12 stories. Elevator apparatus is not affected by the changes. Under District zoning regulations, a 130-foot building of 12 stories may be built in the 110-foot district “pro MORTGAGE LOANS Favorable Rate first deed of trust onxy GEORGE I. BORGER 643 Indiana Ave. N.W. Nat’l 0350 Pay For Your Home WITH A MODERN DIRECT REDUCTION LOAN • j A single payment each month pays Principal, In terest, Taxes and Insur ance. • NO RENEWALS NO COMMISSIONS NO APPRAISAL FEE LOW INTEREST RATE Consult Mortgage Loan Dept. EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCE GO. i 816 14th Sr. N.W, RE. 6161 Wont VACANT—PRICED TO SELL 1408 Montague St. N. W. Center-hall Colonial brick home, contains 4 bedrooms and 2 baths; one ||||| open and one inclosed sleeping porch on rear; stoirwaf to full attic; built- I in garage. This home feotures living room, 15x28; large iibrary, G E oil |J||| burner, roll screens, extra large refrigerator, lawn sprinkler system Home ||||| is exceptionally well-built and in excellent condition. Convenient to ||||| direct transportation, schools, churches, shopping, etc. Open Sunday 11 A. M. to 6 P.M. jiyi To inspect: Out 16th St. to Montague St., right to home. jplj ls?h27st. FRANK S. PHILLIPS w. H N.W. Exclusive Agents Sjljj vided such buildings face or abut a street or streets not less than 110 feet wide between building lines." Original regulations provided that above the 110-foot level all outside walls must be set back 6 inches for each foot of height above 110 feet Under a resolution of 1929 “outside walls” were interpreted to mean "exterior walls on the street sides.” The new amendments, however, re peal the resolution of 1929 and call for setbacks “on the street and alley sides and on the sides of the lot ad jacent to or across an alley from a lower-height district.” At a public hearing last month on zoning, R. O, Clouser, member of the Zoning Advisory Council and executive secretary of the Zoning Commission, dissented from the re port of the council backing the new height regulations. He argued that in "effect the net result of floor area lost to builders erecting 110-foot structures is two full floors, and in the 130-foot buildings a lass of ap proximately one floor " Sharp protests w-ere lodged at the same hearing against the ban on kindergartens and day-care renters <n restricted residential area by the Rev. F. Bland Tucker, chairman of the Social Welfare Committee of the Owner Wont* Quick Sale 4321 Argyle Terrace N.W. . NEAR CRESTWOOD Open Sunday, 11 to 6 $22,250 By . sllL ™eans see this detached center-hall Colonial brick -i-bed room and 2-bath home, which is in a modern and immaculate condition throughout The spacious living room with fireplace has both a side porch overlooking a park and a cozy den adjoining The reception ' ball is large and the dinme room is abo-e the average size The kitchen and the serving pantry are modern and completely equipped. The rec rcation room is large and has a b*ock tile floor House is heated by a complete oil-burning unit and | the garage is built in. Attic is floored Of course, house has Vene- ! tlan blinds, screens and storm win dows where needed. Directions: \orth on nth St to Allison, west or left on Allison to Argyle Terrace, left to house. AVON SHOCKEY Exclusively 5000 Connecticut Ave. Washington Federation of Churches; Mrs. Eugene Meyer, wife of the publishei of the Washington Post, and Mrs. James Brunot. chairman of the Child Care and Protection Committee of the District. The amendment, as submitted to the hearing, was modified to ban the care centers only after the war.' Child Playing With Matches Starts Fire, Razing House A 4-year-old girl playing with matches yesterday started a fire that destroyed the home of her great - grandmother, Mrs. Docia Plunkett, 70, at North Side drive near Mac Arthur boulevard, Cabin John. Md., firemen reported today Firemen said the child. Birdie Fowler, daughter of Mrs. Ruby Fowler. Cabin John, set fire to the window curtains while playing in the bedroom of the house. We will buy deferred purchase money sec ond trust notes se cured on residential property. 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Hasten “V-E" day witl one extra War Bond. President's Birthday Celebration Plans Drawn by Committee / Usual Events Scheduled v For 12th Observance; Young Urges New Record Plans for the 12th annual celebra tion of the President’s birthday on January 30 were mapped yesterday at*the first meeting of the Executive Committee, presided over by Com missioner John Russell Young, gen eral chairman. The program now being drafted, it was reported, will include the usual midnight theater shows, cele brations at leading hotels and the events which usually have been held with the occasion. Mr. Young told the meeting that more than $200,000 was contributed in 1944 to the fight against infantile paralysis—a record for the District— and that the 1945 celebration should strive tc better the amount. The largest single contributions came from the March of Dimes totaling $84,556.37 and the Mile o’ Dimes, amounting to $57,661.11. Half of the 1944 total was turned over to Judge Fay Bentley, chair |man of the District chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, and the remainder to the national foundation. Mr. Young em phasized to the meeting tnat the j epidemic earlier this year high | lighted the work of the chapter and I foundation in combating the disease, i The committee appointed by Mr. i Young was Engineer Commissioner | Charles W. Kutz, Commissioner Guy j Mason and former Commissioner | George E. Allen, co-chairman; Rich jmond B. Keech, Corporation Coun sel, as director; Robert V. Fleming, treasurer. James R. Lusbv, con troller and James L. Martin, sec retary. The committee members also in j elude Carter T. Barron, John Bell, | J. Raymond Bell, Lee D. Butler, Mrs. | Irene B. Caldwell, Brig. Gen. Albert |L. Cox. Edward M Curran Edward A. Dent. James H. Flanagan, Augustus E, Giegengeck, Col. Camp bell Johnson. Andrew R Kelley, Maj. Edward Kelley, A. E. Licht iman, John Locher. Hardie Meakin, L. Gardner Moore. Thomas P. ; Morgan, jr.: Edgar Morris, Judge George Neilson. George O Conner, • Edward Plohn, John P Payette, • Stephen T. Porter. Bryson Rash, is. L. Sorkin, Col. John Saul. I. J. Roberts, C. Melvin ShaSpe, Charles Stofberg, John Waters. Fred S. j Walker, Lt. Col. Leonce R. Legendre, • and E. Barrett Prettymaq. j Committee chairmen and a pro ! gram of events will be announced jwdthin several days [— ■-- -■ REAL ESTATE TO BI T OR SELL CONSULT E. E. STILL | 1410 H St. N.W. Room 314 . TO Years’ Exvenence in D. C. and 1 i S«bttrbs ' Otl'ce. NA 8137 Home, Wt. J997| FOR COMPLETE AND DEPENDABLE INSURANCE PROTECTION BACKED BY 66 YEARS OF SERVICE SEE Inmwmmrnm REAL ESTATE .LOANS AND INSURANCE ^••3t«3TRttT DI&TSICT 6030 WA8HIWGT05,D,C. 1 Wesley Heights 4561 Cathedral Ave. Occupying a wooded lot with a commanding view on the highest ' elevation in Wesley Heights. Spacious center hall with big living * and dining room. 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