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D.C. Jury's Conviction
Of Sailor in Robbery Case Is Set Aside The recent robbery conviction oi Robert L. Robinson, 21, a sailor was •et aside yesterday by Justice Alex ander Holtzoff of District Court, who ruled the jury's verdict was contrary to "the weight of the evidence." Justice Holtzoff granted Robinson a new trial, giving him a good chance for final acquittal. Robinson had pleaded not guilty to the charge of robbing a taxicab driver of $12 in cash and the cab. Meanwhile, two other sailors, Wil liam A. Campbell. 22, and Elwood W. McMaster, jr., 19, who were sta tioned with Robinson at Dahlgren, Va. have pleaded guilty to that robbery and one other. The two are •waiting sentence. Robinson testified at his trial that h· had entered the taxicab last December to go home, but had been followed into the taxicab by the I other two. He charged they coerced him into staying With them. Just before entering the taxieab, Robin son testified, he had been driven into Washington from nearby Maryland by one of his companions in a taxi cab which, he said, had been stolen by the other two. His companions testimony was in his favor. After the Washington robbery in which Robinson was accused, the Xpanions, it is alleged, robbed cher cab driver after Robinson had left them. Justice Holtzoff said the authority : of a judge to set aside a conviction "should be exercised sparingly and with caution." Such authority, he added, "should be invoked only in exceptional cases in which the evi dence preponderates heavily against j the verdict." Film Actors Ask Overtime, Pay for Being Interviewed ty the Associated Pr«s HOLLYWOOD, April 5.—Time ! and a half for overtime—even for S5,000-a-week Grables and Gables— ι and work time credit when being in terviewed (even about one's own ilife, loves and laurels) are among the advantages actors want now. The actors' overtime would start after 40 hours. The Screen Actors' Guild 10-year contract with the studios expires May 15. The Guild Board and its j Negotiating Committee yesterday : began circulating demands they hope will be put in the new contract. The 8,500 members have been called to a meeting Wednesday to discuss the demands, which also include: That bit players (they speak a line or two) be increased from $35 to $100 a day; or, if paid weekly, from *115 to $350, That contracts of actors getting less than $1,500 weekly be limited to three years. Most run up to eeven years now. That an actor shall not be loaned to other studios without the player's consent. That beginners be paid no less than $100 weekly. The rule now is I $75—or less. Senate May Proceed With Tax Cut Debate If Budget Is Delayed ■y th· Aiiociatcd Prws , The Senate may start debate on income tax reduction without wait ing for House and Senate con ferees to break their deadlock over how much should be pared from President Truman's 1948 budget. Chairman Millikin of the Senate Finance Committee said his group ; will go ahead with the tax bin unless the conferees agree "within I the reasonably near future." He indicated he will wait no longer than two weeks and that the Sen ate may get the bill early in May. j It would be "highly desirable" for the oommittee to know what the bucket cut is going to be, Senator Milliken told newsmen yesterday, but, if necessary, it can make its I own estimates for the fiscal year I starting July 1 and "report a bill I to the Senate on that basis." The House voted, to cut $6,000, ! 000,000 from Mr. Truman's $37,500, 000,000 budget. Hie Senate called for a $4,500,000,000 reduction, with a I payment of at least $2,600,000,000 ion the public debt. The income tax bill passed oy me House March 27 provided for a 30 per cent slash for taxable incomes up jto $1,000 and 20 per cent for most others, retroactive to January 1. There have been strong indica tions the Senate will make some changes. Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio, chairman of the Repub lican Senate Policy Committee, has said that for one thing the cut should be effective July 1 instead of January 1. Dr. Beauchamp to Speak Dr. George E. Beauchamp, presi dent of the Washington Ethical Society, will address the group on "The Meaning of Easter to Religious Liberals" at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow in Friendship House, 619 D street S.E. Detroit Firm Files Suit Here Against WAA The Palmer Bolt and Not Co. Inc., af Detroit, yesterday brought suit in District Court charging War Assets Administrator Robert M. Littlejohn urith causing breach of contract in Slopping delivery of 45,000 tons of; surplus nuts, bolts and other fasten ers to the company. The suit contends a contract be tween the plaintiff and Government authorities for delivery of the fast eners to the company was valid. De livery, however, lias been stopped, the suit said. The purchase price for the fast-' eners was $22.50 a ton, according to the suit. The company is repre sented by Attorney George W. Ball. Latin Publications Put On Exhibit at Library An exhibition of publications con tributing to understanding in the Americas will be on view in the His panic Foundation of the Library of Congress until April 30, according to ■ Luther H. Evans, librarian of Con gress. The exhibit is in observance of Pan American Day. to be celebrated throughout the 31 republics of this hemisphere on April 14. Association Established By Painting Contractors About 35 painting contractors have formed a group to be known as the Washington and Metropolitan Area Painting Contractors Association. ! Officers are Leo Bannister, presi dent; James Dunbar, recording sec retary; Edward Sheehan, treasurer, and Howard Lindsay, assistant sec jretery. «,·1 VO*/ Expert Service ' Bated Upon Long Experience ARLINGTON REALTY CO. ΙΕ«·Η·γ·> "<4 a ,4 rlington · Institution" Sales—Loans—inwraace Property Management Mortgav· Loan Correspondent for SUN LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA 2204 Wilton Boulevard G Lobe 1900 OXford 4123 HARRY f. WALKER. JR. Manager, Mortgage Loan Dept. A Beautiful Stone Residence— Chevy Chose, Md. A handsome home property situ ated in Old Chevy Chase—just a block from the Country Club. It will particularly oppeal to a large family or a physician desiring to have his office at home. The rooms ore spacious throughout ond the entire property is in immac ulate condition. 1st floor: Aside from the living room, dining room and kitchen, there is a lovely bed room ond bath, and in the east wing a suite of 2 rooms. 2nd floor: 6 bedrooms and 2 baths. 3rd floor: 2 large bedrooms, bath and storage closets. Basement includes 2 finished rooms and bath, auto matic stoker heat. Additional fea tures include—rock wool insula tion, Venetian blinds, storm win dows throughout, tiled roof, fenced in garden with pagoda, 2-car garage. Lot 100x131. Shown by appointment. Today and •Sun day call MR. HULL—AD. 2133. Thos. J. Fisher & Co., Inc. 738 15th St. N.W. Reoltors Dl. 6830 Real Estate Loans Residence, business, in vestment properties irt-the District, nearby Virginia, Maryland. Low interest rates. Monthly payments. Long term. FHA. G. I. Loans Existing loans refinanced. THE WASHINGTON LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY F»t»thSt.,N W. * 17 th ·ι G Si., N.W ; : "Topping llill" Beautiful white brick Williamsburg Colonial on apprnx. 10 acres. Mag nificent panoramic view, situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful hunt country of Fairfax County, Va.. 20 miles Γ). C. Custom built 1911. of finest prewar materials. Rooms in clude on 1st floor, vestibule entrance to a gracious hall, liv. rm. le'ji'îlî. beautiful fireplace, windows grouped so as to capture the wonderful view. An open porch, beautiful pine-pan eled library with "H. L." hinges, powder room or bath, lovely Igr. din. im.. built-in corner cupboards, ba.v window and a door to a lgc. screened porch. Modern equip, kit., random-width floors;· *»nd floor, lge. master bedrm. pvt. bath. '! other lge. hedrms. and bath; storage room, ample closets; attic; full bsmt.. rec- j reatiPTi room, fireplace- ** bath. 1 woftshop. laundry, extra servant's shower: vegetable storage room; ! plenty of storage cupboards; Gar Wtfod oil a.-c. heating plant; house is thoroughly insulated, has copper plumbing and gutters; outbuildings consist of garage, servants' quar ters, meat storage, small barn. Floodlight system for drive and gronnd* A picturesque white board fence adds to the charm of this beautiful property. PRICE, $50,000 "LEBANON" BEAUTIFUL ESTATE ON 6V2 ACRES ι Within 8 mile* of the Nation's Capi tal. It sets far back from the main highway. screened by a thick and hifh hedge. Built in 1938 of the finest materials and workmanship, »] it is secluded, yet with direct ac cessibility to Washington; one of the handsomest and most desirable eatates in historic and beautiful Fairfax County. with a view of Washington's landmarks. Groaads. superbly landscaped, abound in box wood· thousands of balbs. rhododen dron, native trees, holly. Japonka and it floworinr Japanese cherry tree*. Constructed of handmade spé cial aise Colonial brick, the honse is HO feet long. New fences and pas tures for horses; wide flagged walks and terrace combine comfort with every modern convenience. Away from the turbulent city* yet only 20 minutes from the Nation's Capital. An unususl circular entrance hall, circular stairway. 36-foot Ilvin* room, lovely fireplace, downstairs I den or bedrm. and full bath. A j rharjning din. rra.. butler's pantry. < I mend-metal double sink and ultra modern kit.. 30-foot screened porch; I 2nd floor. 25-foot master bedrm.. j ! dressing rm. and pvt. bath; 2 other j bedrms. and bath. 30-foot sleeping porch, plus 2 guests' or servants' ji i bedrms. and bsth; 1 room finished on 3rd floor; lge. attic, fine bsmt.: 3-car carage: small stone barn and tsckroom. Many desirable extra fea ture*. For complete details and in spection. phone us for an appoint ment. ftomye La m born Realtor Exclusive Aeint 1MI S*. Arlinct·· «id»i Bd., Arllurt*·. V». JA. t««(—GL. 8ÎII SILVER SPRING—SLIGO PARK 204 BRUCE DRIVE Here is α reol buy for Easter Sunday. Rambling white brick English-type home with slate root overlooking, Sligo Park. On the first floor there is a 16x23 liv. rm. with fireplace, 15x16 din. rm. and 12x8 kitchen with stove ond refgr. Also 3 bedrms. and 2 baths. The second floor has on· large finished room with closet and 2 large storage rooms. The full basement has a large knotty pine-finished recreotion rm. with fireplace, maid's rm. and bath, laundry rm., furnace rm. and 2-car garoge. There is a flag stone patio with fireplace and a stone wall. The rear yard bos β white picket fence and extends onto another street. Other features are oil h.-w.h., extra large gas hot-water heater, Venetian blinds, French doors, casement windows and lovely front porch. The grounds are beawtifally shrubbed and are 100x250. » INSPECTION Br APPOINTMENT OR WHII.E OPEN SUN. 1 TILL DARK ι To reach· Out Colesville Rti turn le/t on SliBO Creek Pkwv. 1 block, then turn right to "open" tiffn. , FEATURED TODAY ON RADIO STATION WASH-MI FROM Β.Ί6 te β:Μ WORTHINGTON REALTY 8427 Georgia Ave. Exclusive Agent St. 1700 i If ■· answer call BHtpherd 1918 HAPPY EASTER ~ ι and Hearty Thanks TO OUR MANY CLIENTS Ralph D. Colin, Ine. Cerner 11th k, Κ Ste. N.W. ® EX. 5705 ^ΙΙΙΙΠΙ!ΙΙΙΙΙΙίΙΗΙΙΙ!ΠΠΙΙΙΙΙΙΐηΐ!ΙΙί!ΗΙΙΙΗΙΙ(ίΙΙΙΠηΐΙΙΙΠΙΠΙΙΠΠΠΙΗΙΗΙΗΠΙΗΙΙΙ!!ΜΙΠΙΗΙΙΐΙΗΙΐΐΗΐΗΐΐΐΗΐπΐιιι I SECOND FLOOR OFFICE SPACE Available in Shopping Center Hi The Woodmoor Shopping Center is to be enlarged g at Four Corners, Maryland, and we are offering jH second floor office space to business and profes· [ρ sional men. Also a few stores are still available. I FRANK S. PHILLIPS, A&ents m 927 15th Street DI. 1411 BROOKDALE TWO HEW HOUSES IN AN ESTAB LISHED COMMUNITY OF WHITE BRICK HOMES WHOSE OWNERS PRIDE IN THE UPKEEP OF THEIR PROP ERTIES, HAS MADE IT OUTSTANDING AMONG SUBURBAN COMMUNITIES. $23,500—4710 Cortland Rd.—Fir»t fleer, bedroom and both of · ample sice, 2 ^losets. 2 bedrooms and bath on second floor. Large living and dining area, bright and airy. Fenced-in yard. $23,850—4708 Cortland Rd. —Two stories. 1st floor, lav. and kitchen off entrance hall, large living and dining rooms. 3 good bedrooms with good closet space, 2 baths; stairs to attic. Nice outlook. Fenced yard, well finished and proper materials throughout. OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY Owners Out Wisconsin Avenue to Western Avenue, turn left to first street on Tight. R. J. BEECH, Inc. WI. 3155 BEAUTIFUL POTOMAC RIVER ESTATE IN NORTH ARLINGTON Ten Minutes to Downtown Washington Those requiring this type of property will find this lovely home to représent virtual perfection from every standpoint. It is superbly constructed of pink granite by one of the foremost builders in the East. The setting, high up over the river, commands a breathtaking view of the Potomac Valley and a large part of Washington. Covers more than eight acres of rolling wooded land, beauti fully landscaped to assure complete privacy. Few homes are as well adapted to extensive entertaining. Graciousness is the keynote of its splen did floor plan. Entire property is in perfect condition. Contains a total of ten rooms and four and one-half baths. Includes reception hall 20x22, living room 22x30, dining room 18x20, with mag nificient picture bay window overlooking river, den, powder room, immense kitchen, butler's pantry and servants' wing on first floor. Five bedrooms and three full baths on second floor. Laundry, oil hot-water heat, three-car, built-in garage. Presents all of the finest construction features. Excellent Financing—Possession with Title PRICED UNDER $100,000 ON PREWAR COST BASIS OtEN FOR INSPECTION SUNDAY, 1 P.M. TO 6 P.M. Directions: Out Lee Highway to Hot Shoppe at North Kirkwood; right on Kirkwood. cross rail' road tracks and beqy right into N. Edgewood. Continue on Edgewood across Lorcum Lane and 24th St. north (enter at "So thru street" sign) to 25th St. north, right on 25th St. to property. FRANK S. PHILLIPS *27 15Hi ST H.W. MfltT 25 KENNEDY DRIVE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE A most desirable comer lot of ever '/i «ere, beautifully landscaped yard. House of Jeffersonian Colonial Archi tecture, contains 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, 2 servants rooms and bath. Fireproofed first Hoor construction. First floor contains living room, dining room, library, solarium, pantry, kitchen and lavatory. There are other features too numerous to mention. You will just have to come out and see how fascinating it is. Two-car built-in garage. Ready for immediate occupancy. Open Saturday, 2 to 5:30; Sunday, 11 to 5:30; Other Day by Appointment Direction»: Out Connecticut Avenue or Witconttn Ave. to Brad ley Boulevard, lift to Kenwood entrance, one bloek to Houie CHARLES H. JERMAN KxelwtTe Aettit 50 Kennedy Drive, Kenwood, Chevy Chase, Md. W1. 7150—Wl. KM2 (Cr?0iui00Îi 1855 Shepherd St. N.W. A distinguished custom-built home in α restricted oreo odiocent to Rock Creek Pork and close to down· town Washington. Center-hall entronce, large living room, library with lavatory, dining room, spacious, well-designed and beautifully equipped kitchen and breakfast room. The game room wing with fireplace and bar is located a few steps above the 1 st floor. Stairway to floored and insulated 3rd floor. Recreation room, maid's room and both, oil heat, 2-cor garage. Lot 80x100. Additional ground available If desired. Price 855,000 \ Open Sunday, ,2 to S P.M. Out 16th St. to Shepherd St. left te house. Frr Further Information and Appointment at Other Times Please Call INEZ CUSHARD 4839 Wisconsin Avenue Exclusive Eves, and Sun., Wl. 5S61 ORdway 4232 66A Home of Your Own for Spring" Sample Home 6607 Turner Lane + \ew Homes Pleasing center-hall design, rooms of unusual spaciousness, and fine construction through out. Six rooms, two baths, screened porch, attic, gas furnace, air-conditioned heat, built in garage. Transportation at your corner. Beautiful lots 60x150 feet. Every feature to make your home complete and enjoyable. To Reach: Just drive out Conn. Ave. to Chevy Chase Circle, right on Weitern Ave. to Turner Lane, tModel home one door off Weitern Ave.) I * In Bethesda In the heart of this popular suburban area, close to every convenience, including grade and high schools and parochial school. Fine prewar construction, six big rooms, slate roof, insulation and air-conditioned heat with mod ern gas furnace. Lot 55 feet in width. Vacant, owner will completely decorate to your taste. To Reach: Wisconsin Ave. to East-West Highway in Bethetda. right one square to Pearl St., left two squares to Sleafori Road. 4 4517 Sleaford Road ★ 4303 Center Street In Chevy Chase A quality built new detached center-hall plan Colonial brick residence. Six splendid rooms, Ist-floor lavatory and two baths. Beautiful quarter-sawed oak floors, attic, air-condi tioned heat, gas furnace and Sewel gas re frigerator. Rear living room porch. À breeze way connects with the garage. To Reach: Drive out Conn. Ave. to McKinley St. the* left to Western Ave., left again one block to KÎrktlde Drive and right to Center St.