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Policeman and Cleric
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
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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
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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
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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:
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WHY NOT?
It costs bo sore
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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.
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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.
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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
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