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Group Supports
Two Red Cross
Bill Revisions
Passage Predicted
For Plan to Provide
New D. C. Building
By Harold B. Rogers
A House subcommittee on public
buildings today agreed In principle
to two amendments clarifying a Mil
to permit the District Chapter of
the Red Cross to construct a new
building on Government-owned land
here.
Final drafts of the proposed
amendments will be prepared Im
mediately, Chairman McGregor of
the subcommittee said. They will be
taken up by his group at another
session at 10 am. tomorrow.
The revised measure undoubtedly
will be approved, he predicted. It Is
scheduled to be reported favorably
to the House Public Works Commit
tee at 10 a.m. next Tuesday.
The measure, which was the sub
ject of extended hearings this morn
ing, provides Xor the erection of a
chapter house costing not less than
$1,000,000 on the north side of £
street between Twentieth and
Twenty-first streets N.W. The Dis
trict chapter would pay for prep
aration of plans, specifications and
construction. Title to the whole
property, Including the building,
would be Tested In the United
States.
Seek lo Clarify BUL
The two amendments are de
signed to clarify the bill. One will
provide that the National Capital
Housing Authority be given credit
for the appraised value of land it
owns on part of the site. TTiis was
agreed to by John Ihlder, head of
the NCHA The bill now provides
that not .more than $400,000 should
be paid by the Treasurer of the
United States to NCHA. The finan
cial transaction Involved was de
scribed by several at the hearing
as merely a "bookkeeping transac
tion" from one part of the Federal
Government to another.
The second amendment will clarify
the provisions to rights and re
sponsibilities of the District chapter
and the Public Buildings Adminis
tration, which is to supe-vise con
struction. Part of the site belongs
to the Public Buildings Administra
tion. *
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publican of Ohio, characterized the
measure, as rewritten, a "benefit" to
both the Red Cross and the United
States.
Courthouse Bill Delayed.
Meanwhile, a bill to authorize
plans and specifications for a pro
posed new Federal court house her
temporarily was delayed on the floor
of the House because of the death of
Representative Gerlach, Republican
of Pennsylvania.
The House, which met only
briefly, postponed calling its calen
dar because of the death. Mr. Mc
Gregor said, however, he would ca]#
up the bill for House action as soon
as the calendar is reached again,
probably later in the week.
Mr. McGregor said he planned to
appear tomorrow morning before
the Senate Public Works Commit
tee on a similar measure pending
there for the new courthouse. He
will report officially that the House
Public Works Committee supports
the courthouse bill with nilnor
amendments.
Citizens Fight Razing
Of Fort Drum Club
Southwest citizens will hold a pro
test meeting Wednesday night to ask
the Çistrict Recreation Department
to preserve the Officers' Club In the
Port Drum area as a community
building.
Officials of the Washington High
lands Citizens' Association, which Is
leading the campaign, said they be
lieve the building is ideal for use as
a community center. The clubhouse,
It was explained, is scheduled to be
torn down in turning the Port Drum
area into a park.
Recreation Board and department
officials have been invited to attend
the protest meeting, to be held at
. the Patterson School. South Capitol
and Darrlngton streets SW, at
• p.m.
A full report on the recreation
facilities in the area, prepared by
the association's Recreation Com
mittee, will be read by Emanuel
Blumberg.
Officers also will be elected.
Miepherd School Retains
Lead in Paper Salvage
Shepherd School retains its top
position in the list of 20 "fcading
schools in The Evening Star-PTA
salvage campaign with a lead of
more than 23,000 tons, but the sec
ond, third and fourth places In the
paper drive are being tightly con
tested by H. D. Cooke, Buchanan
and Wood ridge Schools, respectively.
The leading schools and their to
tals follow: Shepherd, 169,019: H. D.
Cooke. 121,833; Buchanan, 120,554;
Woodridge, 119,626; Lafayette, 117,
973; Takoma Park, 85,529; Stoddert,
82,644; Murch, 76,352; West, 75,791;
Jefferson, 75,732; Stanton, 75,730;
Barnard, 75,100; Orr, 71,801; Ban
croft, 64,419; Congress Heights, 63,
369; Randle Highlands, 61,650;
Hearst. 61,179; Bunker Hill, 60,295;
Burroughs, 59.937, and Benning,
58.246.
Collection schedules for tomorrow
in district 2, together with the lead
ers, are:
Woodridge 119,826 poundx
Bunker HU1 β0.2»δ pound*
Burroughs 68.937 pounds
Noyes 61.783 pound»
Brookland . 48.327 pound*
Eekington Morse
Emery Terrell
Oage Thomson
Garrison Nev»l Thorn*»
Harrison Twining
Langdon Washington Vo·.
Davis
Christian Palestine Unit
To Hear Pepper Tonight
Senator Pepper, Democrat, of
Florida will address a meeting of the
American Christian Palestine Com
mittee at 8:15 o'clock tonight In the
Shoreham Hotel. Other speakers
will be Senator Cooper, Republican,
of Kentucky; Representative Javite,
Republican, of New York and Dr.
Walter Lowdermilk, widely traveled
Agriculture Department scientist.
Dean Alfange, Liberal Party candi
date for Governor of New York in
1942, will be chairman.
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TUBERCULOSIS VICTIMS FIGHT
THEIR WAY BACK—Two years ago
X-ray tests showed Miss Ruth Nutter,
Russellville, W. Va., was tubercular.
Today, her crisis past, she studies busi
ness English to train for a clerical job.
Most important phase In the rehabilitation of tubercular» is the combination of occupational therapy
and building up worjk endurance oftered at Upshur Street. Patients shown here are (left to right) Miss
Dorothy L. Frazier, former Gallinger Hospital student nurse; Mrs. Shirley E. Lupton, 1702 Summit place
N.W., and Miss Helen E. Simmons, Athens, Ala. Under the guidance of a nurse specializing in this training,
they are learning to work at looms. By gradually building up their strength they bridge the gap between
the hospital bed and the life they will resume after their release. —Star Staff Photos.
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James "Jabbo" Kenner, local heavy
weight, won 12 of his 15 professional
fights. The 16th fight, with tuberculosis,
was the toughest, but "Jabbo" emerged
the victor. Now he is a stockroom clerk,
operating this stapling machine.
District Owns White Elephant
In 90,000 Square-Foot Tract
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Doiiing neia rianes
Made Nearby Area
Unsafe for School
By George Beveridge
The District government has a
90,000 square foot tract of once
choice land that It doesn't particu
larly want, can find no use for and
probably couldn't get rid of if It
tried.
The property, acquired during the
war, is located at the southwest
corner of Nichols avenue^md Chesa
peake street S.W., overlooking Boil
ing Field. The District built a
temporary structure there which
was used under stormy protest for
two years—from April 8, 1943, to
April 8, 1945, · · · as the Walter
D. Patterson Elementary School.
But lees than six months after
the school was opened, the Board
of Education began thinking about
getting a new school for children of
the area. Planes landing at Boiling
Field flew directly over the struc
ture, creating a danger to those in
side. Besides, teachers complained,
the aircraft dropped so low the noise
Interrupted nearly every class.
Altogether, the first Patterson
school was not much of a success.
Large Building Planned.
Original plans called for a large,
permanent, two - wing building
fronting on Chesapeake street, ac
cording to Paul Chalupeky, property
survey officer for the District. "But
then the war came along," he «aid,
"building materials were scarce and
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the result."
The school, built at a cost of $51,
675, had only seven regular class
rooms, with each doing double duty
because of heavy enrollment. For
the fall classes In 1944, 95 children
were registered for the one-room
kindergarten, Board of Education
records show.
Citizens' groups protested both
the aircraft danger and the lack of
drainage facilities on the property
after the school yard was flooded
by a heavy rain. Boiling Field of
ficials added their protest. In 1943,
20 per cent of the field traffic was
using the runway that brought
planes directly over the property,
they said. And the school, in ad
dition to being endangered, was a
hazard to flying, they added.
Planes have been flying over the
property, spokesmen for the field
said, since 1937, when the field was
extended and the new runway added.
It came into heavy use during the
W8.I".
New Building Built.
On April 9, 1945, the 600 young
students of the area moved into
the new Patterson School building.
It was a 26-room structure, located
at South Capitol and Darrington
streets S.W.
Shortly after, the old building was
razed and the property reassigned
by the Board of Education to the
Commissioners. They said they
would "consider" selling the property
to the War Department for about
$20,000. This was indorsed by Boil
ing Field officials, it was learned,
who anticipated future complaints
if the property were sold to private
individuals for residential use. No
BOL LING
FIELD
The arrow points to the Dis
trict's "white elephant" prop
erty.
action has been taken on the pro
posal, the War Department said.
The property was purchased ir
1942 for $18,988. Along with th<
land, the District acquired a five
room frame cottage at 4301 Nichol!
avenue, at the east end of the tract
Having no use for this structure
Mr. Chalupsky said, the H. L. Rus1
Real Estate Co. was notified to fine
a tenant for the house. It was
taken almost immediately by a Dis
trict government employe, Louis L
Cornwell, examiner in the assessor's
office, at a rent of $35 a month, Mr
Chalupsky said. He still lives there
Army Seeks Property.
Just across Chesapeake street
from the old school site is another
piece of property, which the Wai
Departmènt now Is trying to pur
chase by order of Congress.
On the land, at 199 Chesapeake
street, is the home of Mr. and Mrs,
Joseph L. Bockovac. Congress or
dered the property condemned last
August after the residents fought for
the action for several years. Mr,
Bockovac, a retired Navy Yard em
ployee, testified that his wife was
nearly struck on several occasions
by objects dropped from low-flying
planes. As a result of nervous strain
Mrs. Bockovac has been under a
doctor's care for several years, he
said
James Wilkes, attorney for the
Bockovacs, said the family has re
fused an offer from the War De
partment. Condemnation proceed
ings have been filed which will force
a jury to decide a fair value for the
land.
Shelter House Sought.
Citizens' groups, meanwhile, have
launched drives to have the Dis
trict Recreation Board erect a
shelter house on the Bockovac
property. The proposals have been
turned down, according to Harry
S. Wender, head of the board, for
the same reason the property is to
be vacated. "It isn't a safe place for
children to be," he said.
Mr. Wender said the board also
is not interested in using the old
school land for recreational pur
poses, as other citizens have pro
posed. Besides the safety question,
he said, the board has plans to
establish a recreation area at Fort
Greble Park—a four-acre tract that
adjoins the school site out of Une
of Boiling Field planes.
Meanwhile, the old site, unused,
still has not been offered for sale.
There are no indications of future
developments, Mr. Chalupsky said.
Lumber Yard Swept
By Four-Alarm Fire;
Damage Is $190,000
Scarce lumber and other building
materials were destroyed in a spec
tacular four-alarm blaze at the J.
Frwik Kelly Lumber Millwork Co.,
2121 Georgia avenue N.W., yesterday
afternoon. Damage was estimated
at $190,000.
Fourteen engine and five truck
companies, with special equipment,
brought 44 pieces of fire-fighting
apparatus to the fire, which was
within 100 yards of Griffith Stadium.
The blaze was fed by 1,000 gallons
of paint and turpentine as it swept
for two hours through 12 carloads
of lumber.
Maintenance men at Griffith Sta
dium sprayed the roof of the grand
stand when the fire threatened to
spread. Nearly 9,000 sport fans
watched a baseball double-header
between two colored teams while the
fire raged.
Fire Ties Up Traffic.
The fire completely stopped street
car and other Sunday afternoon
traffic on Georgia avenue. Fifteen
streetcars lined up until transit of
ficials brought in buses to collect
the passengers. The streetcars were
returned to the barns.
Immediate cause of the fire has
not been determined. Investigators
said they thought it started some
where in the company's office short
ly after noon.
In addition to the lumber and
paint, the fire damaged seven new
trucks, all of them delivered to the
company within the last few
months and the last only Friday.
Lumber Valued at $30,000.
Police were unable to locate Mr.
Kelly, who lives at 5 Woodlawn
avenue, Kensington, Md., until sev
eral hours after the Are began.
Mr. Kelly said later that the lum
ber loss would total about $30,000;
.the buildings, $150,000, and the
trucks about $14,000.
Most of the damage was confined
tfe the two-story wooden office
building and two big lumber sheds.
Six other sheds escaped with minor
damage. Mr. Kelly announced that
until the damage can be repaired,
business will be conducted from two
small buildings adjacent to the
yard.
Woman Amnesia Victim
Knows Maiden Name
Police today were endeavoring to
Identify a woman, apparently an
amnesia victim, now under observa
tion at Garfield Hospital. She tells
questioners she can remember her
maiden name dut not her married
one.
The woman, about 54 years old,
was picked up last night by Taxi
cab Driver Christopher H. Prior,
3319 Seventeenth street N.W. at
Eighteenth' street and Columbia
road* He took her to the hospital
and reported she had fainted in
his cab.
The woman said her maiden name
was Mary Elizabeth Porter and her
home was on Miller road in Wick
liffe Heights, Ohio. She did not
know why she was In Washington.
LUMBER YARD FIRE ON GEORGIA AVENUE—A general view of the J. Frank Kelly Lumber
Millwork Co., 2121 George avenue N.W., during the $190,000 fire yesterday afternoon that de
stroyed lumber and building equipment. This picture was taken from a roof across the street.'
-Star Staff Photo.
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Houseboy Is Indicted
In Shooting ot Bank
Employe on Street
Wilmer Wright, 36-year-old house
Itoy, was Indicted today on a charge
of assault with a dangerous weapon
in the shooting of a bank employe
at Sheridan Circle, March 23.
The injured man was William A.
Ranson, 23, of the 2000 block of
Klingle road N.W., an employe of
the Washington Loan & Trust Co.,
who was wounded by a .45 caliber
bullet as he talked with a friend on
the street.
Police quoted Wright as saying he
had thought the two were among
four youths who had attacked him
earlier. Wright, colored, lives in the
2300 block of Decatur place n.w.
The shooting was the third inci
dent of seemingly unprovoked gun
play on Washington streets in 13
days and contributed to the move in
Congress to speed passage of a
tighter deadly weapons law. The
House-approved bill is now on the
Senate calendar.
One Indicted in School Theft
Also Indicted today was James
H. Davis, 29, colored, of the 5500
block of Jay street Ν. E., who was
charged with breaking into Den
nison School on April 2 and steal
ing- a sound motion picture pro
jector and ease valued at $400. The
indictment accused Davis of steal
ing District Government property.
The indictments were among 20
returned today by the grand jury
before Chief Justice Bolitha J. Laws
of District Court.
Mrs. Ethel V. Durham, 28, of the
1500 of Douglas street Ν. E„ was
named in a two-court indictment
charging her with mailing poison
tablets to her husband. Chief
Quartermaster Hollis M. Durham,
stationed at the Navy Department.
Authorities quoted the husband as
stating that he had been separated
from Mrs. Durham since January.
Lee Watson, Jr., 21, colored, 1700
block of Vermont avenue N. W.,
was named in six indictments
charging him with breaking into
Ave apartments and a dwelling in
the northwest section and stealing
a variety of articles. His largest
single haul was said to have been
jewelry valued at $600 allegedly
taken from a dwelling in the 1800
block of Kenyon street N.W.
Grand Jury Ignores 11 Cases.
I*ola Holmes, 39, colored, of the
600 block of Ν street N.W., was
charged with possession of a cape
valued at $2,200 which was said to
have been stolen from the mail by
another person. Police quoted the
woman as saying she had purchased
the cape for $20.
Reuben Myers, 29, whose address
was said to be unknown, was charged
with entering the doctors' quarters
at Gallenger Hospital and stealing
several pieces of jewelry. The
largest single piece of Jewelry was
said to have been worth $500.
Florence B. Johnson, 50, the 1300
block of Euclid street N.W., was
charged with false pretenses in al
legedly accepting $85 as rental on
an apartment which it is said she
did not own.
The grand jury ignored 11 cases.
Among them was that of James E.
Linn, 20, said to be stationed at
Solomon's Island, who was exon
erated of a charge of carnal knowl- ]
edge.
ur. uaiioway to Advise
Home Rule Subcommittee
Dr. George B. Galloway, a senior
specialist of the Legislative Refer
ence Service, Library of Congress,
today was named consultant to the
Home Rule Subcommittee of the
House District Committee.
Hie selection was announced by
Representative Auchincloss, Repub
lican, of New Jersey, In charge of
studies of District government re
organization and the possibilities of
home rule. Dr. Galloway will
gather material for the committee
and act as counsel.
Earlier, the subcommittee had se
lected Henry Fowler, Washington
attorney, but he notified the com
mittee he was unable to devote suf
ficient time to the work.
Dr. Galloway served last year as
staff director for the congressional
Joint committee which brought out
the "La Pollette-Monroney plan for
reorganization of Congress.
The subcommittee, in another ex
ecutive session today, heard further
explanation of the municipal or
ganization outlined by clarence
Pierce of the Legislative Reference1
Service.
Philatelists to Hear Lowe
Members of the Collectors Club,
Society of Philatelic Americans, will
hear Robaon Lowe, London phil
atelic auctioneer, stamp dealer, edi
tor and writer, at a meeting at 8: SO
p.m. tomorrow in the Pythian Tem
ple, 1013 Ninth street N.W.
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Unit Fits Tuberculosis Victims
For New Role in Community Life
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Every man who walks out of a
tuberculosis ward into the commun
ity before he is cured is a menace to
the community and to himself.
Every man who is permitted to
go home without training that will
enable him to find a job for which
he is physically suited risks a new
breakdown which will, at best, cost
society thousands of dollars to re
store his health.
At worst, it may be his death sen
tence.
Of. all the work carried on by the
District of Columbia Tuberculosis
Association, none is more important
than the Rehabilitation Service.
At the annual meeting of the as
sociation at 8 o'clock tonight in the
United States Chamber of Com
merce Building, this service will re
ceive the major share of attention.
Round-Table Talk Planned.
Dr. Herman E. Hilleboe, assistant?
surgeon general of the Public Health
Service, will act as moderator in a
round-table discussion on the re
habilitation of tuberculars that will
feature the evening's activities. The
association also will elect directors
and hear the annual report of Ed
ward K. Punkhouser, executive sec
retary.
A tuberculosis victim faces a dras
tic change in his manner of living,
even though he may be lucky
enough to have the disease detected
in its early stages when the chance
of effective treatment is good.
The problem is more than medical.
If the victim is a man on whom
others are financially dependent, he
will want assurance that his family
will receive support while he Is un
dergoing the long period of hospital
treatment. If a woman, she will be
anxious that her children receive
proper care.
Failure to dispose of these per
sonal worries may delay a patient's
recovery, or cause the Individual to
leave the hospital and try to solve
the problems at home.
Patient Needs Guidance.
Even where anxiety is absent, a
patient frequently needs guidance in
choosing a new job, if the old one
requires physical exertion now be
yond his capacity.
To all these problems, the Tuber
culosis Association's Rehabilitation
Service turns its attention. In each
hospital for tuberculars, It seeks to
establish a rehabilitation team, con
sisting of a counsellor, a medical
social worker, an occupational ther
apist, a librarian and a teacher.
Where the hospital does not sup
ply members of this team, the asso
ciation itself provides for their em
ployment.
When the doctor at Glenn Dale,
Oallinger or Freedmen's feels a
paient has a good chance of recov
ery, he notifies the counsellor, who
begins the task of sizing up the
patient's family background, em
ployment experience, education and
attitude toward recovery.
Social Worker Aids Family.
Domestic problems which arise
are referred to the social worker,
who keeps in contact with the fam
ily and, when necessary., obtains
aid through established community
agencies.
As the patient's condition Im
proves, he is encouraged to think
about the future, and helped to find
any special interests or talents he
may develop during convalescence
that may be of value when he leaves
the hospital.
This involves the use of books
and teaching aids, while the patient
is still in bed. After the case has
reacueu ils arrested stage ana me
'hardening" process begins, the pa
tient is ready for pre-vocational
training.
Case Conference Held.
In a case conference attended by
the rehabilitation team and repre
sentatives of the District of Co
lumbia Rehabilitation Service and
the United States Employment
Service, each case Is studied to de
termine what type of training is
recommended.
At the Upshur Street Hospital,
where quiescent cases are cared tear,
retraining in various occupations
is possible in the occupational
therapy room.
By the time the patient is ready
to be released, he has not only
received the gradual physical hard
ening which diminishes the likeli
hood of a future breakdown, but
has been given the opportunity to
learn an occupation he can pursue
in safety.
Estranged Husband
Held in Shooting of
Wife in Montgomery
Montgomery County 'police said
today they would place charges
of assault with intent to kill against
Charley Henry Crouse, 30, of Hol
lywood, Md., in the shooting of his
estranged wife Ruby, 26.
Mrs. Crouse was reported to be
recovering at the Montgomery
County General Hospital at Sandy
Spring from a shotgun wound in
the neck. Police said she was shot
Saturday night at the home of
Walter K. Bennett. Rosemary lane.
Hollywood, near Colesvllle.
Detective Sefrgt. James Ander
son said Crouse, a truck driver
and war veteran, broke the kitch
en window of the Bennett resi
dence, where Mrs. Crouse was hav
ing supper and fired one shot.
Sergt. Anderson said Mr. Bennett,
who was in the kitchen with four
other members of his family, re
ported Mrs. Crouse was hit while
she was standing near thte stove.
The sergeant said Crouse was
irrested at a neighbor's house.
Sergt. Anderson said the Crouses
had been separated for about two
months and the husband visited the
Silver Spring police station five or
six times to ask if police could not
help effect a reconciliation. They
have two hcildren, Betty, β, and
Chaf-les, 2, who are being cared for
by neighbors.
Police said that Crouse, who is in
the Rock ville Jail, probably will be
given a preliminary hearing in Sil
ver Spring Police Court at 2 pjn.
tomorrow.
Mrs. Rose Injured oh Eve
9f School Anniversary
Mrs. Anna P. Rose, principal of
Chevy Chase Elementary School,
who was to have been honored Prl
iay for 20 yeain of service at the
school, suffered a hip fracture Sat
urday in a fall at her home.
As a result, the reception in her
honor scheduled for Friday has been
postponed Indefinitely by the
ichool's Parent-Teacher Associa
tion.
The school reported that Mrs.
Roee fell in the kitchen of her home
it Kensington. She Is In Washing
ion Sanitarium, Takoma Park.
Return to Duty in Navy Forces
Chaplain to Sell Beloved Plane
By A. A. Hoehlmg
Washington's flying minister, the
Rev. Calvin H. Elliott, 29, is about
to dispose of his most precious
worldly possession—his airplane—in
order to obey
Sixteenth and
streets N.W. He »·*· wn*h.
has been living at 4414 Larcom
lane, Arlington.
When he was 17, Mr. Elliott
learned to fly at a field "little more
than a cow pasture" near his native
Hartford, Conn. After he had en
tered Harvard University and later
the Virginia Theological Seminary,
Alexandria, he was too busy to
levote much tin» to flying.
During the war, In which he was
assigned to the Marines in the
Marshall# and other Pacific islands,
he was closely associated with avia
tors along with officers and men in
other branches of the service. But
he did no flying himself.
When he want on Inactive duty
last year he started flying under
the GI Bill of Rights and obtained
his private pilot's license.
Last fall he bought a small Lus
combe monoplane which he named
"St. Elmo's Pire."
He says he called It that because
he thinks the particular type of
fire—which plays «bout mast tope
of ships and on wing tips of planes
under certain atmospheric condi
tions—"is a very beautiful thing."
"Plying can be a spiritual experi
ence," he declares. 'It makes a
sensitive person more aware of the
fundamental purpose of life. More
people should fly. I thing it would
make them doser to God."
Be says it Is much like having to
part with a hand to sell his plane.
Having returned to active duty as a
lieutenant, junior grade, he expects
orders to the Par Cast any day new,
and he does not think the Havy
would be disposed to ship "Bt. Elmo's i
Pire" to his new station. J
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3 Area Residents
Die in Week-End
Auto Accidents
Mishap Here Sends
Deaths in Traffic
For Year to 27
Three District area residents were
killed in traffic accidents yesterday
and this morning, one when his car
was struck be a streetcar at Kenil
worth avenue and Qnarles street
Ν JE. and the other two in collisions
near Danville, Va., and Centre
ville, Va.
[ Dead are:
Robert S. Lueben, Jr., 39, of 3036
Hlgdon road Ν J!., a machinist em
ployed in a shop at Hyattsvllle.
Mrs. Pearl A. La Telia, 47, of 3401
Randolph avenue. Alexandria, a
Veterans' Administration employe.
Thomas Henry Young, 49, of Old
Georgetown road, Rockville.
Mr. Lueben's death brings the
number of persons killed in traffic
accidents In Washington to 27 this
year. On the same date last year,
17 persons had been killed.
Mr. Lueben was riding in an auto
mobile driven by his father, Robert
S. Leuben, 62, yesterday afternoon.
The car was traveling east on
Quarles street when it collided with
the streetcar, which was going north
on Kenllworth avenue Ν J:., polls·
said. The streetcar pushed the au
tomobile about 35 feet, according to
police.
Father in HoapiUL
The father was admitted at Cas
ualty Hospital with a possible frac
ture of the skull, but his condition
was described as fair. His son died
on the way to the hospital, police
said.
Police listed the streetcar operator
as Joe Harrison, 45, of Rosslyn, Va.
He was ordered held for action of
the coroner and released In the
custody of a Capital Transit Co. of
ficial.
The younger Lueben Is survived
by his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Lueben.
and two children, 13 and 9 years old.
Cars Crash Near Danville.
Mrs. La Telia was killed yester
day morning when a car, driven by
her son, Michael La Telia, 18, col
lided with another automobile near
Danville, Va. The son was ad
mitted to Danville Memorial Hos
pital with slight Injuries. Mrs. La
Telia and her son were driving to
Atlanta for a visit with Mrs. La Tel
la's married daughter.
Virginia State Police said one oc
cupant of the other automobile,
Gaynell Williams of Lynchburg, Va.,
was admitted to the Danville hos
pital with a possible skull fracture.
The other occupant, Thomas Pow
ers of Amarillo, Tex., was Injured
slightly^
lui. ι uung was Kiiiea instantly
early this morning when the auto
mobile he was driving collided with
a truck on Lee highway, three mil es
west of Centreville, Va., Stat·
Trooper P. P. Herndon reported.
Mr. Herndon said the victim's
car was Washington-bound. He said
a technical charge of manslaughter
had been placed against Paul
Boyer, 38, of Toughkenamon, Pa,
the driver of the truck, who wa«
not hurt.
Legs Fractured by Car.
In another accident in the Dis
trict, Prank Levi, 4& of New York
City, had both legs fractured when
he was struck by an automobile at
Sixteenth and M streets N.W. He
was admitted to Freedmen's Hos
pital.
Police charged the driver of the
automobile, Lawrence J. Chasko, 30,
of 4412 Faraday place N.W., with
leaving after colliding.
Two persons were injured in a
two - taxicab collision at Rhode
Island avenue and Twelfth street
N.W. early yesterday, police re
ported.
One of the cabs was driven by
Arthur E. Melandry, 42, of 2008
Jackson street N.E. His wife, Mrs.
Elma Mae Melandry, 38, was admit
ted to Emergency Hospital with a
fractured knee. A pasenger In the
other cab, Lilly Rodis, 34, of 5311
Eighth street N.W., was treated for
lacerations and bruises at Garfield
Hospital. Police listed the driver of
this cab at Eddie Browning, 40,
colored, of 1732 Bennlng road N.B.
40 Painters Stay Off Jo*b
In Row With Contractors
Forty members of the Painters
Union Local 368 (AFL) remained
off their Jobs in the city today when
their union failed to reach agree
ment with four contractors and
four jobbers on a union demand for
a contribution of 3 per cent of the
painters' pay to an Insurance fund.
The agreement is already In
effect with almost all other con
tractors dealing with the unoln,
according to Joseph P. Hillock,
business agent pf the union.
Uncle Sam Says
î
Here is a Rale sign, friend, why
offers you a safe, sure profitai
purchase for your future. Whet
ever you see It—at your bank, ρ
office or where you work—stop, I
and act. By action I mean joir^
the Payroll Savings Plan. Or if you
are a professional man or women or
self-employed ask your bank about
the Bond-a-Month Plan by which
you can buy Savings Bonds auto
matically out of money in your
checking acount. Your Uncle Sam
sees you in this Minute Man symbol
because every time you buy another
Savings Bond you are atandtaf
guard over the security of yourself
and family.
V. S.' Tre»«ury Dep»r:rnsnt

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