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PTA Hears Parents
Use Movie Theaters As 'Baby Sitters' A committee of the District Con gress of Parent* and Teachers will investigate complaints that some Washington parents are using movie houses as places to leave their chil dren while they go out at night. Mrs. C. H. Bennett, who pre sented the matter yesterday at a meeting of the PTA Board of Man agers, heads the committee. , Mrs. Bennett said one theater manager reported it was not un common for him to lock his theater and go home leaving a youngster or two still waiting for parents. An other theater official said there were 10 to 14 children in his theater every night for the late show, she went on. Children Seen Begging. Another report was that children had been seen begging adults for admission prices at theaters. Many of the children, Mrs. Ben nett said she had been informed, are too young to care for themselves and depend on ushers to help them with their coats. Youngsters often fall asleep in the theaters. The problem is an old one, ac cording to Capt. Rhoda Miliiken of the policewomen’s bureau. Often the parents are young people who cannot afford a sitter, she said, and who don’t seem to have relatives available to care for their children when they want a night out. Hazards Are Cited. The hazards of the practice, she pointed out, include the child's de privation of adequate sleep and the chance that he might fall in with an “undesirable” adult, although she said the latter occurrence is not too frequent. Capt. Miliiken said when a child Is found alone at a late show, the bureau sometimes talks with the parents and attempts to work out arrangements to prevent a repeti tion. Theater managers, she said, are doing the best they can to pro tect the children. Citizens Group Would Add More Nurses to City Staff More nurses for the District Health Department staff were asked by the Cathedral Heights-Cleveland Park Citizens’ Association at a meeting last night. The group pointed out that more nurses are needed for making the rounds of public schools. This action was prompted by a re port read by Owen B. French, presi dent, that one nurse served 6,800 District students as compared to one nurse to 500 students in Sacramento, Calif. The association also asked that the liquor laws in the District be strengthened and that the number of stores be limited. They urged , that the present restricted areas be enlarged. The group will elect new officers at its next meeting. The meeting was held in St. Al ban’s Church. Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues N.W. 20 G.U.AIumni in Congress! To Be Dinner Honor Guests Twenty members of the Eigh»M* Congress who are alumni of Georg#, town University will be honor guests at the 158th anniversary dinner of the Georgetown University Alumni Association next Wednesday in the Mayflower Hotel. The members are: Senators O’Ma honey, of Wyoming; McCarran, of Nevada; Chavez, of New Mexico, and O’Conor, of Maryland, all Dem ocrats, and Representatives Sadlak, Foote and Patterson, all of Con necticut; Boggs, of Delaware; Twy man, of Illinois; Harness, of Indi ana; Clason, of Massachusetts; Bakewell, of Missouri; Leonard W. Hall, of New York; Lemke, of North Dakota, and Simp6on of Pennsyl vania, all Republicans, and Harri son, of Virginia; Hart, of New Jersey; Walter, of Pennsylvania, apd Johnson and Kilday, of Texas, all Democrats. U. S. Court Restrains Jersey Enforcement Of Antistrike Law ly th* AlMciotod Pr**« NEWARK, N. J„ April 16.—Fed eral Judge Guy L. Fake signed an order last night temporarily re straining the State from further enforcing its new public utility anti strike law against the telephone operators union which is cm strike against the New Jersey Bell Tele phone Co. The restraint is operative until April 23 when a three-judge Federal Court will sit to determine the constitutionality of the strike law. It orders the State, it* officials and agents to hold in status quo all actions at law, both civil and criminal, brought' under the anti strike statute. This provision is directed at the civil suit filed against the union by the State and the arrest of three officers of the union, the Traffic Telephone Workers’ Fed eration of Hew Jersey. The order also provided that no further criminal or civil actions may be brought under the strike law while the order is in effect. Walter D. Van Riper, New Jersey attorney general, said after signing of the. order, that “any person violat ing it will continue to do so at his own peril. The judge’s ruling pre vcnts enforcement of the act until its constitutionality can be deter mined by the $bree-Judge court.” The new law provides for civil suits of $10,000 a day against either the company or the union for re fusal to arbirtate; $10,000 a day fine against the union for failure to return to work in State seized util ities, and $350 to $500 a day fine, or 30 days in jail, against individual employes for failure to return to work. The three union officials, who ! were released in $500 bail after their arrest last Friday and are awaiting action of the grand jury, are: Mrs. Mary H. Hanscom, president; Mrs. Virginia Wigglesworth, vice presi dent, and Mrs. Elizabeth R. Siciliano, secretary-treasurer. MTs. Siciliano, the former Elizabeth Ryan, was married Sunday with court permis sion. TOOWfAKTO oo anything Om ‘CKKTAIN MVS' Of MaatfcT ™* ***** medicine 1b frnmout to relleTt painful dlatreaa and tired, nerroua. Irritable feelings, of sucb muimuinxsss& HARD TO GET ' ... 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