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DECEMBER 9, 1944.
Search for De Marcos
Hindered by Red Tape;
May Remain at Liberty
Slayer Was Ordered Back
To St. Elizabeth's by
Court of Appeals
Because of “confusing” legal
aspects, there is “only a small
chance” of returning Julian R. De
Marcos to this jurisdiction if he al
ready has left the District, a spokes
man for the United States marshal's
office said today as the agency in
tensified its search for the 77-year
old convicted slayer who was ordered
returned to St. Elizabeth's Hospital
yesterday by the United States
Court of Appeals.
Eight deputy marshals are scour
ing the city for De Marcos, termed
by the Government “a dangerous
paranoic” but so far there is no clue
as to his whereabouts, authorities
said, and it is believed he has left
the District. He was ordered re
leased from St. Elizabeth’s Wednes
day by District Court Justice T.
Alan Goldsborough in a habeas
corpus proceeding, although the
Government contended De Marcos’
retention in custody was necessary
“for the protection of the public.”
Appeal Is Granted.
Assistant United States Attorney
John P. Burke immediately filed
notice of appeal in the appellate
division, asking that the release be
blocked and that De Marcos be re
confined in St. Elizabeth's or placed
under heavy bond pending final de
termination of the case. The Court
of Appeals yesterday ordered De
Marcos returned to the institution
and the search was instituted.
“If De Marcos has left the juris
diction,’’ a United States Marshal’s
Office spokesman said, "we cannot
go after him legally since our duties
are restricted to the District. More
over, since matters involving lunacy
hearings or decisions are of a civil
nature, a criminal extradition from
another part of the country cannot
be asked. In other words, as long
as he stays out of town, he is prac
tically a free man. We have had
cases like this before and they show
the need of national legislation or a
means of terming lunacy proceed
ings criminal instead of civil when
the occasion warrants.”
However, the spokesman explained
that if De Marcos is arrested in an
other jurisdiction for a criminal
offense, however minor, he can be
extradited here on a criminal war
rant, and will be reconfined until
the case finally is settled. “He may
also perform an act in another
jurisdiction which might cause his
confinement in a mental institution
in which case his legal return to St.
Elizabeth's could easily be arranged.”
The marshals’ office said it had
unsuccessfully attempted to locate j
George A. Parker. De Marcos' at
torney, to ascertain if the attorney
might possibly be able to' provide a
clue as to De Marcos’ whereabouts.
The Federal Bureau of Investiga
tion also may take a hand in the
search, an official of the agency
said, “but only if asked.” But if
De Marcos should then be located
by the FBI outside the District, the
same legal barriers would be en
countered, it was said.
Metropolitan police have not yet
joined in the manhunt.
Valid Only in District.
Dr. Winfred Overholser, superin
tendent of St. Elizabeths, said the
release as ordered by Justice Golds
borough is only valid in the District,
and in view' of the Court of Appeal’s
action, the original commitment
still holds good if De Marcos is re
De Marcos was sentenced to life
imprisonment in Canada in 1934 on
a charge of manslaughter arising
from the killing of a man, but two
years later was adjudged insane.
He was subsequently returned to
this country under international
treaty agreement and confined to
St. Elizabeth's. After five unsuc
cessful attempts to gain his free
dom through habeas corpus pro
ceedings, he finally was released
Wednesday. In its notice of appeal,
the Government stated several phy
sicians had testified De Marcos w:as
a man “of unsound mind, suffering
from paranoia, who is dangerous,
particularly to others, and is not a
proper person to be at large.”
Federal Building Guard
Dies on Way to Work
A man, identified as John Bernard
Canty, 49, of 314 Second street S.E.,
a War Department guard, was found
dead this morning at the overpass at
Twenty-third street and Virginia
avenue N.W. Police said that Mr.
Canty apparently collapsed while on
his way to work.
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Daily Rationing
Canned Goods, Etc.—Book No. 4,
blue stamps A-8 through Z-8; A-5
through Z-5 and A-2 and B-2
good indefinitely for 10 points
each. Next stamps to be validated
January 1.
Meats, Fats, Etc—Red stamps A-8
through Z-8 and A-5 through S-5
good indefinitely for 10 points
each. Next stamps to be validated
December 31.
Points for Fats—Your meat dealer
will pay two ration points for
each pound of waste kitchen fats
you turn in.
Sugar—Book No. 4 stamps lb through
34 valid for 5 pounds indefinitely.
Book No. 4 stamp 40 good for 5
pounds for home canning through
February 28, 1945.
Gasoline—A-13 coupons good for 4
gallons each through December
21. 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 each.
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 21 per cent of their ration as
of December 4.
De Dominicis Named
Union Council Head
For Another Year
The eighth annual convention of
the Maryland and District of Co
lumbia Industrial Union Council
ended last night after delegates re
elected Ulisse de Dominicis presi
dent for another year.
Sidney R. Katz of Baltimore was
re-elected secretary-treasurer for an
eighth term by a fractional vote of
about 315 to 222 over Michael Mc
Hale, United Electrical Workers'
delegate from Baltimore. Mr. Mc
Hale was the only candidate oppos
ing Mr. Katz. *
Nineteen vice presidents also were
elected, after the delegates voted to
change the constitution to provide
for 19 instead of 15 vice presidents.
Vice presidents elected were: John
Klauzenberg, Sarah Barron, Leon
ard Kline, Charles Nelson, Harry
F. Conner, Franklin Keesey, James
C. Nickens, Benjamin F. Cole, Law
rence Dawson and Ray Seese, all of
Baltimore; Oliver T. Palmer, Rob
ert Sherman, Joseph D. White,
Joseph Henderson, Washington;
Richard E, Boyden, Harry Castle,
Gilbert Lewis. Bernadette Trost,
Cumberland: Kenneth L. McCul
lough. Hagerstown.
During the closing sessions of the
three-day meeting Gov. O’Conor of
Maryland told the delegates thaf
“the record of labor in this war has
been a magnificent one and it has
shown that organized labor is as
patriotic as any group in the coun
Revision of Jobless Aid.
The governor told the convention
he would support a program to lib
eralize the State’s unemployment
compensation laws at the next ses
sion of the General Assembly.
A resolution to study modification
of seniority rules to provide contin
ued employment for Negroes in the
postwar period was approved by the
convention. The resolution said
that rigid enforcement of seniority
regulations “would hurt the unions
by setting the Negroes against
whites, and throwing the Negroes
into the arms of demagogues and
reactionaries, who would be quick to
capitalize on a situation where dis
proportionate numbers of Negroes
are fired.’'
Other resolutions adopted by the
body included one condemning the
action of the British government in
using force to quell uprisings in
Greece ad favoring upward revision
of the “Little Steel” formula.
Would Assure Prosperity.
“The productive efficiency of
w-orkers, the maintenance of a high
morale and the need for a firm
economy which will assure a post
war prosperity compel such a
change nowr,” the resolution pointed
Earlier the delegates heard Van
Bittner, vice president of the CIO
United Steel Workers, condemn the
recent reorganization of the State
Department as having given the
country “just about the worst State
Department we have ever had."
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Compulsory Medical
Care Feared Ending
Private Practice
Public Health Official
Tells Conference More
Services Are Needed '
Any attempt to cover 90 per cent
of the population with compulsory
health insurance would destroy the
private practice of medicine, Dr.
Marjorie Shearon of the United
States Public Health Service today
warned a conference on problems
of medical care, under the auspices
of Physicians Forum, Inc., at the
Willard Hotel.
Emphasizing that she spoke as an
individual and a doctor of philoso
phy, not a doctor of medicine, she
recommended great expansion in
“health services” for the American
people. A new report which, she
said, was “carefully prepared” but
not yet published, forecast a future
economy for this country based on
a $160,000,000,000 national income,
one-fourth of which would be needed
to support the Government.
Without disclosing the source of
this unpublished report, she said
that the $40,000,000,000 annual cost
of Government would be designed
to pay for Government operations,
including care of natural resources,
improved health for the people, bet
ter education and housing. But it
does not include nationalization of
medicine, she emphasized.
bays Most Prefer Own Plans.
Regarding medical care, she ex
pressed the opinion that "most per
sons would say thay want to make
their own arrangements, but want
to be protected against catastrophic
costs of sickness.”
Voluntary health insurance plans
usually ‘‘just don't work." she said,
because people usually think they
have other ways to spend their
Several speakers at the panel dis
cussion on how to pay for medical
care differed with Dr. Shearon, some
contending that there should be na
tional health insurance and an ex
pansion of the benefits contem
plated under the Wagner-Murray
Dingell bill.
The conference continued with
four panel discussions this morning
and was to conclude this afternoon
with an open meeting and discus
sion of the results of the panels.
One of the "chief tenets” of the
forum, Dr. Ernst P. Boas, New York,
told the opening session yesterday,
is that planning in medical care "is
not the prerogative of physicians,
but concerns those who are to re
ceive it as much as those who give
it. and that government, in the in
terest of the health of the citizens,
has an equal responsibility.”
Says Issues Are “Befogged.”
"Unfortunately," he declared,
“many physicians believe that medi
cal care is something to be handed
out graciously by the medical pro
fession, and that ways and means
and methods are of no concern to
the consuming public; that in fact
it is none of their business.
“This,” he added, “has befogged
the issues with much acrimonious
debate that has little basis in fact.”
The forum consists of physicians
who are members of the American
Medical Association, Dr. Boas said,
but the conference on medical care
which opened yesterday afternoon
gathered together many other per
sons interested, including labor
Waders, spokesmen for consumers’
organizations, social service groups,
economists, veterans, and many con
sultants from other fields.
School Carnival Tonight
A carnival for the benefit of the
Silver Spring Intermediate School
will be held at 7 o'clock tonight at
the school, Philadelphia and Chi
cago avenues. Charles Kopeland
will act as master of ceremonies.
We will buy deferred
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61013th St. N.W. (Bet. F & G)
(N» Branch O fieri)
“THE PINK PALACE”—Present home of the local Order of the
Eastern Star. This Venetian Gothic structure, with exterior of
pink stucco wall, white marble trim and red roof, sketched by
Helen Gatch Durston, is located at 2600 Sixteenth street N.W.,
at Euclid street. “The Pink Palace,” like many other fine homes
in the area, was designed by Architect George Oakley Totten
and built in 1906 by the late Mrs. John B. Henderson, whose
own home, “Boundary Castle,” is just below at Florida avenue.
The first occupant was Oscar S. Straus, Secretary of Commerce
and Labor under President Theodore Roosevelt. Later, Franklin
MacVeagh, Secretary of the Treasury under President Taft, lived
there two years, before its acquisition by Mrs. Marshall Field in
1912. On her death, it was inherited by her niece, Mrs. Catherine
Beveridge, who with her husband, the late Senator Albert J.
Beveridge, lived there a short time. The property was acquired
from Mrs. Beveridge in 1939 by the Grand Chapter of the Dis
trict, Order of the Eastern Star, and is now occupied by the
organization as its clubhouse. It is planned to build on the
spacious grounds in the rear of the present building an Eastern
Star temple in architectural harmony with “The Pink Palace.’’
Man Held in Hit-Run
Injury to Woman, 65
Elbert Cherry. 26, colored, 800 O
street N.W., was held by police today
on charges that he was the driver
who struck and seriously injured a
65-year-old woman yesterday at
Ninth and P streets N.W. and failed
to stop.
The victim, Mrs. Owlie Howard,
colored, of 801 P street N.W., was
taken to Freedmen's Hospital. Her
condition was said to be serious.
Lawrence Baker, 2500 Foxhall
road, owner of the car, reported It
had been taken from a parking lot
where Cherry is said to have worked.
Three other persons were injured
yesterday in traffic accidents on the
Baltimore boulevard at Riverdale,
Md. Two were injured in a collision
involving a truck and three automo
biles at the traffic light in River
dale. Miss Edna Atkinson, 5504
Seventh street N.W., suffered face
lacerations and Mrs. Inez Burgess,
48 Woodley road N.W., suffered lac
erations to both knees. They were
treated at Eugene Leland Memorial
Hospital in Riverdale.
Police said the three automobiles
had stopped at the traffic light when
the rear car was struck by the truck,
jamming the cars together. John
Cadden, 33, Ferndale, Md.. driver of
the truck, was charged with reckless
driving and Operating on a revoked
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This comfortable row brick
house is conveniently loca
ted to shopping district and
car line. Recently papered
and painted throughout.
New roof. Living room, din
ing room, kitchen, 3 bed
rooms and bath; new oil
burner and gas water
Open 'Sunday
11 AM. to 6 PM.
Esclaiifc A pent*
927 K St. Dl. 1411
Film Service, Building
Funds Asked by FWA
A request for an appropriation of
$2,800,000 for the construction of a
film service building and two stor
age vaults at Suitland, Md.. was be
fore Congress today. The Federal
Works Agency asked for the funds
after a request for more space was
made by National Archives.
During hearings on the deficiency
appropriation bill last month. Dr.
Solon J. Buck, archivist, revealed
his agency had asked for ‘‘inex
pensive storage buildings” in Suit
land to house the voluminous rec
ords of the present war, which are
pouring out of 80 agencies.
Dr. Buck and Dan Lacy, director
of operations at Archives, said the
Archives Building now holds about
650,000 cubic feet of records and that
the building “theoretically” will hold
about 950,000 cubic feet of material
if it is economically packed. The
war agencies, exclusive of the Army
and Navy, already have collected
about 2,000.000 cubic feet of records.
Mr. Lacy said.
The officials estimated about 80
per cent of all the records accumu
lated could be disposed of.
Man Found Asphyxiated;
Had German Passport
Alfred E. Schrey, 35, was found
asphyxiated in his room at 1315
Massachusetts avenue N.W. this
morning. The windows were down
and papers were stuffed under the
door, which was locked, and gas was
flowing from an open pipe valve.
Included among his papers was a
German passport, Police said they
also had indications that he had
served in the United States Army.
He is said to have come to Wash
ington from Denver.
The coroner's office is investi
Man Struck by Train
in Serious Condition
Struck by a Baltimore & Ohio
diesel locomotive this morning in
the freight yards at New York and
Florida avenues N.E., William Na
thon, 55, colored, of 227 Q street
N.W., an employe of the Washing
ton Terminal Co., suffered unde
termined injuries to the chest and
right leg, District Fire Rescue
Squad. No. 1, reported.
At Emergency Hospital, to which
he was taken by the rescue squad,
his condition was described as “se
rious but not critical.’'
Known for over 37 years
for prompt and efficient
1417 K St.
—Business Property
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73-Foot Yacht Libeled
In Action tor Wages
A preliminary hearing is sched
uled for 10 am. Tuesday in Dis
trict Court in an admiralty libe
action filed against the 73-foo
yacht, Blue Bell, by Alexander Zo
latovsky, the yacht’s caretaker, wh(
seeks to collect more than $1,000 ir
wages and expenses he claims are
due him.
The yacht's owner is said to b<
W. C. Graham, who is reported U
be in California.
The yacht was seized yesterday bj
the United States marshal pendini
the hearing. If Mr. Zolatovsk;
proves his case and is not paid, thi
yacht could be sold to satisfy the al
leged debt. The yacht is said to b
valued at more than $270,000.
Marshal C. Michael Kearney sail
that five WAVE officers who hav
quarters aboard the yacht will b
allowed to remain there, pendini
the litigation.
Favorable Rate
643 Indians A»e. R.V.
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Senate Unit Expected
To Urge Confirmation
Of Schweinhaut
Bar Leaders Here Urge
Biddle Aide Be Named
To District Court Post
Speedy confirmation of the nom
ination of Henry A. Schweinhaut to
be an associate justice of the United
States District Court is expected to
be urged by a Senate Judiciary Sub
committee which yesterday heard
outstanding Washington lawyers
praise his ability and character.
At yesterday's open hearing on
the nomination, conducted by Sen
ator Chandler, Democrat, of Ken
tucky, objections voiced by two de
fense attorneys in the mass sedition
trial were followed by glowing tri
butes to Mr. Schweinhaut by a
parade of District attorneys who
have had long contact with him
personally and professionally.
A transcript of the two-hour ses
sion was to be ready today and
Senator Chandler anticipated the
subcommittee report would go to
the full Judiciary Committee In
time for action next week.
Praised by Carmody.
John J. Carmody, president of the
District Bar Association, declared
the nominee, an assistant to At
torney General Francis Biddle, was
“highly qualified by training, ex
perience and ability” to serve on the
District bench and he brought out
that other supporters were members
of various religious faiths, some
were Republicans, some Democrats,
and some being disfranchised resi
dents of the District were affiliated
with no political party.
Opposition came only from Wil
liam J. Powers, Chicago attorney,
who defended William Dudley
Pelley, former Silver Shirt leader,
and Albert W. Dilling. who defended
his former wife, Mrs. Elizabeth
Dilling, in the sedition trial here
On the other hand. T. Edward
O'Connell, once an attorney for
Mr. Pelley, characterized Mr.
Schweinhaut as “very diligent and
very fair" and answering a question
from Senator Chandler as to
W’hether he thought the nominee
would protect the rights of defend
ants coming before him said: “Un
qualifiedly, yes.”
List of Supporters.
The impressive list of Schwein
haut supporters included besides
; Mr. Carmody, former Presidents E.
Barrett Prettyman, who also is
, president of the Board of Trade;
John Lewis Smith. Paul B. Crome
lin, Walter Bastian and Francis W.
j Hill, jr„ who remarked that he was
j a Republican and hoped that some
iday a Republican would be named
I to the District Court, and Godfrey
; Munter.
Other supporters were James C.
>.Wilkes, who is chairman of the Re
publican State Committee here;
1 Preston King, president of the Bar
■ risters’ Club; Tom Pace of the Vet
5 erans of Foreign Wars, which only
rarely has indorsed any nonveteran
i for public office, and Lt. Col. John
» F. Richer of the Adjutant General’s
:! Office.
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throughout. The spacious living room with fireplace has both a side
porch overlooking a pork and a cozy den adjoining. The reception
hall is large and the dining room is obove the overage size. The
kitchen and the serving pantry are modern and completely equipped.
The recreotion room is large and has a block tile floor. House is
heoted by a complete oil-burning unit and- the garage is built in.
Attic is floored. Of course, house has Venetian blinds, screens and
storm windows where needed.
Directions: North on 16th St. to Allison, west or
left on Allison to Argyle Terrace, left to house.
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