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Children's Hospital
Gets Many Donations
Of Former Patients
People who received treatment at
Children's Hospital more than half
a century ago are contributing to the
fund for construction of a new hos
pital building in the fall.
With the subscription of an anon
ymous Washington resident came
the following note which tells the
Story of one man's gratitude:
“If records of the Children's Hos
pital are available of about 50 years
ago, you will find an entry admitting
a 5-vear-old boy with legs so bent
and misshapen that he still wore
skirts to hide them.
“After fine surgery, treatment and
care at Children's Hospital, this boy
was able to get a good schooling,
perform his duty in the United
States Army in World War I. com
pete in baseball, running, bowling,
not as a star, but readily making
the teams, and carry on rather suc
cessfully in Government work for
approximately 27 years, and still
"I know the boy and the story be-'
cause it has turned out to be me. the
undersigned. So please accept the
Inclosed for the Children s Hospital
building fund and a mite toward
my appreciation. I wish it could be
a million.”
• Many others (>rateful.
The grateful contributions of
scores of persons who have been re
stored to health at Children's Hos
pital have been noted in the $18,
597.50 received since the last general
report meeting Tuesday. The grand
total received toward the $1,300,000
goal now stands at $919,754.69, or
about 70.7 per cent.
A Lanham (Md.i woman sent her
contribution with a note that she
had been a 10-year-old patient in
the hospital tfO years ago. An 8
year-old boy who lives on Columbia
road N.W., grateful for having been
treated for infantile paralysis at the
, hospital last year, sent his entire
savings. $10.
Prom a Washington couple came
$100 and a note which read. "We
owe a real debt of gratitude to the
doctors and nurses at Children’s
for the wonderful care and treat
ment and recovery of our Johnnie
during his recent illness."
A great-grandfather sent $100 “in
honor of my great-grandson.” A
grandmother sent a contribution in
appreciation of aid given her grand
son. an infantile paralysis victim.
A father contributed in honor and
memory of his son, who was fatally
injured in a sledding accident and
was cared for at Children's Hos
pital until his death.
Prom a 2-year-old boy came a
gift and note—in his mother's hand
WTiting: "My Mommy keeps remind
ing me how wonderful everybody
was to both of us. We shall always
be grateful to you.” The boy was
under treatment for a bloodstream
infection for more than three
months in 1944.
Roard Ready to Proceed.
.General Chairman Robert B.
Shope said the board of directors
of the hospital has decided to pro
ceed at once with final plans for
construction of the new building.
“We have to raise $480,245,31 to
assure construction of the new
building and we're going to stick
to the job until it is done," Mr.
Swope declared.
"Many members of our campaign
organization have indicated willing
ness to continue solicitation through
the summer months. This group,
much stronger than our full
strength organization, will work un
der the direction of Rear Admiral
, C. Russell Train.
"While we have not yet reached
the goal of $1,300,000. we are suf
ficiently advanced to feel that the
campaign will eventually be a com
plete success," he added.
The following groups and or
ganizations made contributions last
week: Children from Birnev School.
Anacostia. and residents of the
school neighborhood: Goodwill
Group of River Terrace N.E., chil
dren of the elementary department
of St. Pauls Lutheran Church Sun
day School. State Council of D. C.
Sons and Daughters of Liberty; Bov
Scout, Brownie Troop 105. Seat
Pleasant; Bethels 2 and 6, Order of
Jobs Daughters.
Ladies Auxiliary. Fleet Reserve
Association. Units 4 and 597; Fel
lowship Class of Chevy Chase
Methodist Church, Holy Cross Col
lege, Pilot Club of Washington.
Private Chauffeurs Benevolent As
sociation. pupils of Section 8B4.
Paul Junior High School; employes
of the G. B. Macke Co., Epiphany
Branch. Girls' Friendly Society.
NAACP Membership Backs
Limited Political Action
CINCINNATI. June 29 i^*.—The
National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People today
accepted a resolution to enter into
political activity but refused to per
mit the organization to indorse can
The board of directors and the
resolutions committee of the NAACP
favored both the rating of candi
dates and their indorsement after
approval, but the membership, meet
ing here in convention, voted down
the indorsement plank.
The approved resolution provides
for a committee to arrange a pro
gram of political activity by gather
ing and distributing information
about candidates "and to rate them
according to their qualifications."

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Four Youngsters Add $26.77
To Papertroops Hospital Fund
These are the four youthful workers for Children’s Hospital.
Left to right: Gail Copenhaver, Michael Walls and his sister,
Francesca, and Mary Louise Hodges. —Star Staff Photo.
Three little girls and a boy from
West Haven, Md„ stopped in The
Star office yesterday to give the
Papertroopers fund for Children’s
Hospital the proceeds of their sale
of bean bags and yarn dolls they
made themselves and of their
lemonade stand. The proceeds
totaled $26.77.
They were Gail Copenhaver, 8;
Mary Louise Hodges. 8: Francesca
Walls,. who will soon be 10, and
her brother, Michael, 8.
Francesca got the idea out of a
book — Girls' Treasure Book of
Things To Do. They set up a
lemonade stand in the Walls garden
at 5507 (Worthington drive in the
area where Massachusetts avenue,
N.W. crosses the District line and
put the beam bags and the dolls on!
display. I
Francesca's mother told them they
could not have any of the lemon-j
ade themselves until 4:30 p.m. so;
they took a clock from the house,!
Dut it on the stand and kept watch- j
ing it when business was dull, j
Sometimes neighbors gave them a
dollar for a lemonade and told them
to keep the change.
Finally 4:30 came and the chil
dren began to drink their lemonade.
Some customers stopped at the
stand at 4:40 but there was nothing
District Ranks Second in Nation
For Traffic Safety in 1946 j
Washington's traffic sefetv record
for 1946 ranks among the best for
the large cities of the country, the
National Safety Council reported
last night.
For cities with a population of
more than 500.000, the report show
ed Washington had the second
best 1946 record led only by Milwau
kee. Wis. Milwaukee had 3.2 traffic
deaths per 10.000 registered vehicles.
Washington had 3.5 traffic deaths.
Detroit was third with 4.4 deaths.
Washington was also one of the
12 large cities which showed an im
provement over their 1945 traffic
records for the corresponding
period. The highest percentage de
crease in traffic deaths for 1946
as compared with 1945 was reported
for I^emphis with 53 per cent.
Washington was fourth among the
12 with a 35 per cent decrease.
In its overall summary, the safety
council repotted that a sharp drop
in traffic accident deaths last month
from the record of 1941 has raised
.some hope that the expected up
surge in the summer highway toll
will not reach estimates.
A total of 250 cities had perfect
May records and 81 cities have
Mussey Unit to Meet
Ellen Spencer Mussey Tent No. 1,
Daughters of Union Veterans of the
Civil War, will meet at 8 p.m. to
morrow at 2015 Massachusetts ave
nue N.W. with Mrs. Laura Kane,
president, presiding. The tent will
hold only one meeting a month in
July and August.
chalked up perfect 1946 records
May deaths totaled 2.410. or 3f
per cent higher than in May, 1945.
but 21 per cent below the same
months in 1941. The May toll
brought deaths for the first five
months this year to 13.240. an in
crease of 43 per cent over the same
period last year.
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D. C. Bar Group Head
Offers New Plan fo
Speed Legal Parleys
TTie new president of the Bar As
sociation of the District of Colum
bia, Austin T. Canfield, yesterday
disclosed a plan to permit the gen
eral public to participate in discus
sions of current legal problems and
at the same time conserve the time
of members at monthly meetings.
The association's board of directors
has indorsed the new program in
principle, Mr. Canfield said, but if
will be up to the association to de
cide whether it wants to adopt it.
The plan provides for chairmen
of the association's various commit
tees to hold their own public hear
ings on topics of major interest.
Mr. Canfield is considering asking
District Court for a room in which
to hold diearings.
Would Provide More Time.
Matters requiring much study and
research would thus be threshed out
in a more leisurely manner than is
possible during the course of an as
sociation meeting, Mr, Canfield ex
plained. Committees would handle
their own hearings, due notice being
given to all concerned, including the
Majority and minority reports
could be submitted and these would
be filed with the member of the
association’s board of directors
designated as liaison officer with
the committee involved.
At the association’s regular
monthly meeting, the reports would
then be brought up for discussion,
with a time limit for debate for
each side being adopted. Managers
for each side would be appointed
and proceedings conducted under
rules similar to those of the House
of Representatives.
Sees Efficiency Promoted. 1
Mr. Canfield believes that this
would insure democratic treatment
of a problem and work for efficiency.
There has been criticism in the past,
he said, of members being called
on to discuss matters about which
I they do not have a thorough grasp.
Lawyers have expressed Interest
in discussing the question of whether
the present system for reporting
court trials now in use at District
Court should be extended to Munic
ipal Court. This, said Mr. Canfield,
is an example of the problem which
should be discussed thoroughly be
fore a committee.
Mr. Canfield is particularly in
terested in juvenile delinquency and
tin labor law. He plans a special
committee to report back to the
association later In the year on the
Juvenile problem.
“I am hopeful that the bar can
contribute something really worth
while to this problem, in the interest
of the public,” Mr. Canfield said.
Klan Granted 10 Days
To Answer Georgia Suit
By th« Aiioclafftd Pr»»§
ATLANTA, June 20. — Superior
Judge Frank Hooper today granted
the Ku Klux Klan a 10-day exten
sion of the July 1 deadline he had
set for the Klan to answer a suit in
which the State of Georgia seeks to
revoke the charter of the hooded or
Klan Attorney Morgan Belser told j
Judge Hodper he had not had su-!
fllcient time to prepare an answer!
to the State’s charges that the Klan!
was violating its charter rights.
Low Bids Received
For Surplus Goods
The War Department expects to
receive about $7,100 from the surplus
property sale of a miscellaneous
assortment of clothing and shoes
which originally cost the Govern
ment about $50,000, an official re
ported yesterday while studying 28
bids received at Fort Myer. The
salvage section of the quartermas
ter's office indicated that awards
would be announced Monday.
The bidding was on $1 separate
items containing several thousand
articles such as Army enlisted men'.-,
and women's coats, hats, skirts,
underclothing, shoes and work
suits. The property was offered in
separate lots but several of the
bidders submitted proposals for the
entire supply. Most of the bidders
were dealers and two or three were
private individuals, although no
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The term* of the bidding gave
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to make the awards. An official said
today that the study will be com
pleted by Monday and that awards
probably will be made to six or
seven of the 28.
9 Seventh Street Stores
Agree on New Hours
Nine stores in the 1300 block of
Seventh street N.W., have agreed
to close at 6 p.m. on Saturdays dur
ing the months of July and August,
the Northern Seventh Street Busi
nessmen's Association announced
Beginning next Saturday, the fol
lowing stores will follow the new
closing schedule: H. Colman and
Sons, J. Salus Furniture Co., Pack
wood Printing Co, Perry’s Hard
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Shop, Bargain Hardware Store,
Stout and Slender Shop and Harry
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Waiting is tough
on us, too
For months we’ve been hoping to present each and
every one of you with the new Packards you’ve
ordered, and have been waiting for so patiently.
Last fall, the outlook was good. Packard was con
fident it would double its pre-war output in 1946.
(The factory is equipped to turn out far more than
Look what has happened!
Then came material shortages. Parts shortages. For
reasons completely beyond its own control, Packard
* was able to keep its assembly line moving only nine
days in the first quarter of this year.
In the meantime ...
Our friends have kept calling us up and asking, "Hey!
Where’s that new Packard I ordered weeks ago?”
Many of these are old friends—Packard owners since
’way back.
But to make life more complicated, everybody seems
to want one of these grand new Packards. Over 65 %
of the people out to buy new Packards are now driving
some other make.
Honest, it’s gotten so we hate to answer the tele
phone or look our friends in the face. But ...
Your patience will pay off!
One of these days, the shortage of parts and materials
is bound to ease up. And when it does, those twin
assembly lines at Packard will really roll.
Anyway, you can depend on this:
As fast as the factory ships cars to us, we’ll do every
thing we can to deliver yours at the earliest possible
So, we hope you’ll be patient a little longer. We re
doing the best we can, and so are the folks at the
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