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Killed in Shooting At Municipal Court (Continued Prom First Page.) Τ street N.W., a messnger, *« seated at his desk in the third floor lobby. "Mr. Dalzell came staggering out of the office after the man (Wil liams)," Mr. Clemmons related. Start· Shooting Again. "The man was reloading his gun as he came into the corridor from the office. Mr. Dalzell was dripping blood. He (Dazell) turned and put his hands up against the wall, toy ing to hold on. The man started shooting again. He must have fired four or five shots right there. "I decided it was time for me to leave with all those shots flying around, so I went down to the other end of the hall and called the build ing guard downstairs to warn him." A woman employe was seated at one end of the room where Williams confronted Mr. Devendorf. See the gun, Mr. Devendorf Jumped to his feet and at that In stant Williams shot him through the head. "Oh, my God, I'm hit," he moaned. Then Williams turned and again shot Mr. Dazell, who had staggered from his room. The bullet entered his chin. Starts for Elevator. Without undue haste, Williams left the room and started for the ι rm —* χ . ι ι _ 11^. .1. J vivmwi » rtitb οιινια iiuu nvunvwu Mr. Bramhall, who called to Mr. Claig, and they started after the gunman. Williams departed by the Ε street entrance and walked swiftly toward Fifth and F streets, where Pvt. Estes joined the chase. In the. battle at F and Sixth streets, PVt. Estes fell in front of 609 F street. After the shooting, scores of persons crowded around. One of the pistols used in the • battle was on the sidewalk. A youth picked it up and started away with the souvenir. A policeman, spotted him and took it away. Police said Williams was armed with a .38 caliber pistol. Bar Application Denied. Col. Walter C. Clephane, chair man of the committee on admissions and grievances, was not in the com mittee room when the gunman ar rived, but he was the first to identify him as Williams. Col. Clephane said Williams ap plied to the committee for admission to the District bar a few weeks ago. When he was investigated by the Conference of Bar Examiners of Denver, an organization which handles such matters, Williams was found to have been disbarred in Mississippi for his conduct during a divorce case, Col. Clephane said. For that reason Williams was denied the right to practice here. Two or three days ago Williams appeared at the committee room and asked to withdraw his applica tion to practice, Col. Clephane con tinued. $125-Deposit Demanded. He was denied that right because we wanted to have Williams' record complete along with the denial for him to practice here," the commit tee chairman continued. He said Williams also demanded back a $125 deposit required of ap plicants to pay for the investigation and also was denied the money. Mr. Dalzell has lived at the Irv Λ -X . i- >-«1 - J J».. Ulg OUbbV) WUVfJ v/*i«wv, uuu· vu the home of Mrs. Edith Tyler, for | the last 25 sears. Devendorf Lived Alone. Mr. Dalzell, a native of Wadding ton. Ν. Y., came to Washington in 1880. He was educated at Central High School and received Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees at Columbian College Law School, now George Washington University. He is a.noted lecturer on admir- ; alty law and is co-arthur of "The] Law of the,. Sea" with George L. ; Canfield. Also known as an instruc tor at the Georgetown University j School of Foreign Service, Mr. Dal- ! zell has offices at 744 Jackson place N.W. for his private practice. Mr. Devendorf, said by neighbors LOST BEAGLE PlIPPY, young, male; iound In vicinity of Parkfairfax. Overlook 4386. BILLFOLD, brown leather, containing money and Identification cards; reward. THOS. S. HENDERSON. AU. 4:12(1. —18 BIRTH CERTIFICATE, In Anacostia. CAROLYN SUE CHARLES. 161!) Que St. i.e.. or phone Lincoln 4695. Reward. * BLACK BILLFOLD—Georgetown. Que it., bet. 27th and Wisconsin; shopping cards, $1 bill, chrck on Calif, bank, supper card: Tues., late afternoon. Reward. Call DE. 6177. * BRIEFCASE, black, zipper, with lnitiali "E. L. E."; lost Tues, night, the 18th, possibly In taxlcab: contains papers valu able to owner, worthless to finder. Pleate Call NA. 3768 during day. RA. 3819 eves., or write E. L. BTTTENGER, 1426 G st. n.w. —IB CAMEO BROOCH on Mother's Day -vhile crossing Key blvd.: keep-sake. Reward, If returned. CH. '-'OOP. Apt. RO.'i. CAT, maitese. female, in mos. old: strayed ; Tuesday from 3605 S. 2nd St., Arlington. OW. 6513 —16 CHANGE PURSE—In basement of Mur phy's F st. 5 & 10, morning of May 15th. Contains only money Reward. Write MRS. J. H. SYMINGTON. Leerburg.^ Va. EARRING, silver. Jensen; vicinity tvoodley pi. and Cathedral ave. Reward. Adams 7235. 18· j FUR SCARF. 4 skins, from auto. Rock Ε reek Park to Bethesda. Monday night, ι eward. AD 5620. Apt. 125. ! LADY'S DIAMOND HAMILTON WATCH J Initialed "Ε. M. M"; between Townhouse and interior, 19th st.: sentimental value. Liberal reward Phone RE. 1901. Ext. 801. or RK. 1820. Ext. 4413. —16 MAN'S BLACK WALLET, containing im- | portant pipers, C-8 bus or No. 30 street- j car. Please call FR. 6996. —18 1 MAN'S TAN LEATHER combination brief : case and overnight bag, containing books. ! letters, clothing. Reward. Phone ALex. 0602. —18 PREFERRED STOCK CERTIFICATE No. ι C-190H5 of Washington Railway & Electric Co.: registered in the name of Wm. J. Flather and Henry H. Plather. or the sur-, vivor. for 10 «hares, dated Sept. 5. 1924.1 Box 271-X. Star. —2» | PUPPY, female, tan. spiti and Eskimo, white under neck. Vicinity of l.'lth and L sis. n.w Anrwers to name "Duchess." Finder please call EX. 3642. Reward. RING, garnet cluster, left in Roatlyn Hot Bhoppe. Tuesday: sentimental attachment. was mother's. Reward. SL. 5384. —111 SPITZ, large, wh:te, female, child's pet. answer to name •'Pudgy." Reward. TR. 45*8. —2» WALLET, lady's, black and red leather. Cham attached, cash and valuable identi fication, bet. 11th and Pa. and Navy An-: net. Va. Reward. Box 303-A. Star. —IB Wjtf,LET. brown leather, contained cur re icy. valuable papers: lost near Muni tiiftis Bidg. Reward. RA. 4515. —18 Match, lady's. Benrus. rose gold, with rote gold mesh band: lost Monday, on L-2 bu» or vie. 15th and Eye or 18th and S. Reward. Please call MRS. RICKEY. Dl. 8401. —16 *llTH, lady's Elgin, corner 3rd and TJp sher sts. n.w. Thu-s. about 3 p.m. Reward. FR. 8630 or RA. 5855. —18 WATCH, silver lapel pin attached; can Identify by monogram on back and have numbers. Call after 5:15 RE. 1400, Ext. 42g. Reward. —16 WtltE HAIRED" white, brown and black markings, answers to name of Telia." has chronic asthmatic cough, last seen vie. Chlverly. Md . Thurs.. May 8: liberal re ward. Phone WA. 7191 after β p.m. Fri., ■11. day Saturday and Sun. ' —18 V BIST WATCH, man's Hamilton, vicinity j of α 2th and Monroe sts. n.e. Reward.^HO. WRIST WATCH, lady's, gold, downtown aria Wed . bet. 1-4:30, vie. Ρ st. Call JA. 18?9-J « WRIST WATCH. Muvoda Calendargr&ph. near 13tb and Ο sts. n.w.. Wed. afternoon. Reward. MI. 3700 before 5 p.m.; ME. after 5 p.m —17 jgy FOUND ENGLISH SETTER, male; North Arlington. CH. 5814. FEMALE IRISH SETTER—Found in Ar lington Call OX. 4245. RUSSIAN WOLF HOUND, white with buO markings Call PRINCE GEORGES COUN TY ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE. WA. 357». SCENE AND VICTIMS OF COURTHOUSE SHOOTING—firemen are shown carrying George W. Dalzell, wounded secretary at the Committee on Admissions and Grievances of District Court, from the entrance of the Municipal Court Building at Fourth and Ε streets N.W. A few minutes earlier, the quiet of the courthouse * '««ΜΙ'—Μ»· "ϋ·1Ιι:.^^Ι«ΒΒΒΒΒ» M! t mÊÊiiMM » USaM fl was shattered by gunfire when Daniel Williams wounded Mr. Dalzell twice and fatally shot Roy É. Devendorf because, the police'said, the District Bar Association refused to admit him to practice. This was the scene at Sixth and F streets N.W., two blocks from the courthouse, where Wil liams was shot and captured after firing the shots which killed Policeman Hubert Estes and wounded Government Guard Cecil A. Claig. The X marks the approximate spot where the two officers fell under Williams' fire. The arrow Indicates the spot where Williams was dropped by a shot from Policeman Estes' gun. —Star Staff Photos. to be about 65, lived alone in an apartment at 201 Second street N.E. A neighbor said he had a son, D. P. Devendorf, who recently was dis charged from the service and now lives in Chicago. Neighbors said Mr. Devendorf also is survived by a sister, Miss Grace Devendorf,· who lives in Chevy Chase, Md. Pvt. Estes, who had lived In Arlington for more than 25 years, according to neighbors, was married and had four children, Robert, Bet ty, Hubert and Mrs. Dora Estes Spencer of Harrisonburg, Va. Mr. Claig, who has been detailed to the Civil Branch of Municipal Court for about 10 years, is employed by the Office of the Superintendent of District Buildings. His wife, Mrs. Clara Claig, said he has a father and brother living in Bentonville, Va., and four sisters, three of them in Bentonville and one in Hagers town, Md. Lisle A. imitii )eeks Fairfax Board Post ι Lisle A. Smith, operator of three dairy farms in Fairfax County and former Assistant Attorney General of the United States, today an nounced his candidancy for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from Providence district, subject to the August 5 Democratic pri mary. Mr. Smith, who has been a property owner in Provide nee district for 16 ι years, served as I solicitor of the Departme η t of u«ie *· smith. Agriculture and assistant attorney general for many years .prior to his retirement. Sincë then he has managed his farms. Mr. Smith was graduated from Oberlin College and Columbia Uni ■ versity Law School. He practiced I law in Portland, Oreg., and In dianapolis, Ind., prior to coming to Washington. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and is a Mason, a Knights Templar and a Shriner. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Smith is a member of Amer ican Legion, Fairfax Post 117. He also is a member of the American Bar Association and the Virginia State bar. Mr. Smith and his wife iive at Spring Glade Farm, route 1, Vien ί na, near Andrews Chapel. Veteran Dies From Poison At Riverdale Hospital A 34-year-old Navy veteran died in Leland Memorial Hospital, River dale, last night, after taking poison at his home iç a trailer camp in Berwyn. Claude Randolph Bishop, father of two children, was pronounced dead by Dr. Lawrence W. Malta of the hospital staff. Before he died, he told Prince Georges County police he was "just experimenting with mice." A certificate of suicide was issued by Dr. James I. Boyd, deputy med ical examiner. Police said Bishop's wife told them he had been despondent and ta ill health since his discharge from the Navy about six months ago. First German Movie In U. S. Zone Begun f y ttw Associated Prws ! MUNICH.—Production has begun on the first post-war German movie in the United States zone. The film will be known as "Zwischen Gestern und Morgen (Between Yesterday and' Tomor row)." It will cost about >70,000. ι Dugan and Campbell ; Back Arlington Bonds, School Board Elections A member of the Arlington County Board and the man he suc ceeded today, indorsed proposed bond issues and the referendum on the method of selecting County School Board members. In independent statements, Board Member Daniel A. Dugan and Ed mund D. Campbell took issue with individuals and organizations work ing for the defeat of the three ref erenda which will be voted on May 27. At the same time, It was an nounced that the Arlington Better Government League, proponents, and the Greater Arlington Associa tion, opponents, will begin a series of four radio debates today on the question of a directly elected school Broadcast Scheduled Today. The initial program will be broad cast at 6:20 p.m. today over station WARL. Mr. Dugan declared, "the specu lators who are financing the propa ganda campaign of the so-called Greater Arlington Association are attempting to scare the homeowners • * * into voting against the bond issues that are absolutely necessary to make Arlington a decent place to live." Mr. Campbell who served on the board for seven years during which he twice was chairman, warned that defeat of the proposed bond issue "would be a tragedy which might set back a generation the progress ; of Arlington." > Stand of Douglas Attacked. Mr. Campbell asserted he wanted "to take the issue squarely" with Lawrence W. Douglas, Arlington's Commonwealth's attorney, who earlier this week oppoeed all three referenda. Mr. Campbell said that his experience on the county board had convinced him } "it is now im possible to make permanent im provements which are «essential to Arlington's prosperity on a pay-as you-go basis and retain a tax rate which would be acceptable to the people." '"Mr. Douglas has stated that if the method of selecting school board members is changed and the bond issues passed, it will mark the ad-j vent of an entirely new philosophy! in the community," Mr. Campbell asserted. "In my opinion it will mark a recognition of the fact that Arlington is, in effect, a city and is no longer a county community." Mr. Diiean denied η statement: Custom Made Slip Covers 2-PIECE SUITE *22·50 LABOR Matarlala from e9c per yd. Vat dyed and preshrunk Cell District ^ 3887 for free estimate NEW YORK UPHOLSTERING CO., INC. «17 F St. N.W. WHY NOT? It costs bo sore to park at the Capital Garage New York Avenue bttw—η 13 th end 14th that advocates of the bond Issues "have no homes at stake." He also declared tenants pay their just share of taxes through rents "if rental property is assessed on the basis of 40 per cent of its value as all real property is supposed to be." Speculators Criticized. "Most of the financial backers of the · * * Greater Arlington Asso ciation still have speculative hold ings on which they do not want to pay taxes to provide the improve ments Arlington must now obtain through bond issues," Mr. Dugan asserted. "The time to have had a pay-as-you-go plan for capital im provements was from 1936 to 1946, when the speculators were making their killings and speculative prop erty was woefully underassessed." "Both Mr. Dugan and Mr. Camp bell indorsed a change in the meth οα οι selecting scnooi Doara mem bers. Plans of the Arlington Education Association to "make radio appeals and to buy newspaper space" to fight a change in the method of se lecting County School Board mem bers "is just one more illustration of how steeped in politics the Ar lington school system really is," according to Dr. Oscar R. LeBeau, president of the Citizens' Committee for School Improvement. Dr. LeBeau said the Citizens' Committee is "confident'* that a large number of teachers "are se cretly in favor of direct election of School Board members. However, they dare not voice their true feel ings openly for fear of losing their jobs." Mexico is to purchase 14 war ships for its Navy. HARDMAN-PECK and MINIPIANO Immediate Delivery BALLARD 1300 G STREET N.W. r SATURDAY'S LUNCHEON SPECIALS Capon Slices Short cake on Grilled Ham, toasted corn el oc bread *!·« Gragrlano Spaghetti Boulognaise, savory meat sauce, QRr dry red wine φ NEWLY DECORATED BALLROOM Banquets—Buffet Weddings—Receptions Cocktail Parties—Dances << ο /< Λ COCKTAIL LOUNGE Open 11:30 to 1 AJ4* Television Nightly Luncheon 11:30 to 2:30 Dinner 5 te 9 Lafayette '£ Si" HOTEL - DISTRICT 4210 )J m ι ι —ι Sedgwrick Pearson, court house elevator operator, who took the gunman from the j third to first floor of the build ing a few seconds after the shooting. He tried unsuccess fully to stall the fugitive. —Star Staff andW Photos. Maryland Agencies Slashed $1,025,853 By the Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, May 16—Many of the State's administrative depart ments today faced budget slashes which total $1,025.853. The Board of Public Works an nounced an across-the-board cut of 2 per cent in funds appropriated for most State departments. Mr. Lane asked the board to dis approve a $9,000 item calling for an air-conditioning unit at his official residence. Budget cuts for the coming bien nium were directed by a joint reso lution of the 1947 State Legislature. The Works Board exempted the following State agencies from the 2 per cent general cut: State Legis lature, Judiciary, Bureau of Medical Service, Public Schools, Emergency Fund, Department of Public Welfare and a few others. The board also authorized, at its meeting here yesterday, the issuance of two series of bonds, one of $4,625, 000 and the other for $5,000,000. Both will pay for construction of new State buildings. ROAST PHIME BIBS if BEEF This favorite dish is fa mous with our customers . . . It's always delicous! Served with piping hot baked potatoes, bread and butter! Tang e' the Sea Food Famous for over 25 years P. S.—For men only—Visit our Grog Shop, 1219 Ε St., and enjoy the television broadcasts while relaxing with your favorite beverage. n'Donnel Is ~ &A6RIU. Thos. A. O'Donnell 1207-1221 Ε St. N.W. Originator* of Rum Buns Wines · Beer φ Beverages III M if FACE POWDER WV.-.T.*.·.·.·.· · · · ·,·,· · .-.-■H Mil..··,· ι .11.. η : a, - Mr. Claig is sjiown as Dr. John M. Schultz of the Emergency Hospital staff gave him first-aid treatment at the hospital shortly after the gun battle ended. Williams' bullet struck Mr. Claig in the lower jaw" and emerged from the guard's throat. Mr. Claig later was transferred to Providence Hospital, where his condition was reported as fair. Arlington Memorial Day Parade Meeting Called Representatives of all organiza tions who are to participate in the Arlington Memorial Day Parade will meet at 8 pan. Monday at the club house of Arlington American Le gion Post, No. 139, 3445 North Washington boulevard, to complete details of the event. Edgar W. Pumphrey, past com mander of Poet 139 and grand mar shal of the parade, today named Emulon V. Parker, Cecil Hixon and Robert O. Hundley, all of Post 139, as assistant marshals. The three-section parade will leave the vicinity of Wilson boule vard and North Edgewood street not later than 2 p.m., May 30, Mr. Pumphrey announced. Arlington Hospital Fund Report Slated Monday Solicitors in the $47,000 fund raising campaign of the Arlington Hospital will make their Initial re port Monday, it was announced to day by John F. Phelan, drive di rector. "We anticipate that many of our workers will have covered 50 per hi tt Md «MM. 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