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SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS ^ WASHINGTON NEWS
WASHINGTON, D. C. ^ THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1947
Hospitals Move
To Open Group
Contracts Again
Area Council Blames
Rise in Costs; Votes
Conference With GHI
Local hospital representatives,
who claim they still are losing
money in their contracts with
Group Hospitalization, Inc., despite
a recent rate increase, yesterday
decided to reopen the contract issue.
The move was recommended at a
meeting of the Hospital Council of
the National Capital Area, which
also heard a report that a con
tract soon would be sipied with
Health Security Administration,
which provides hospital care for the
poor.
Council members voted to request
a conference with GHI officials
when one hospital spokesman re
ported a monthly loss of $3,000 un
der the prevailing rates and most
other hospitals said they were los
ing money on subscribers to the
hospital insurance plan.
Rise in Costs Blamed.
The losses were attributed to the
rise in hospital costs that has taken
place since the current rate formula
was devised last February. When
the present formula was announced,
it was estimated it would increase
payments by Group Hospitalization
to'hospitals serving its patients by
$250,000 a year.
Joseph H. Himes, president of the
agency, said Group Hospitalization
would have to dig into its reserve
fund this year to meet the higher
payments and indicated member
ship dues probably would have to
be raised for subscribers next year.
Group Hospitalization spokesmen
today said they had received-no re
cent complaints from any hospital
that the present contract formula
was inecuitable but would be will
ing to meet Hospital Council repre
sentatives to discuss the matter.
Negotiations Near Close.
' _ . . _zi _
Meanwnne, uic —
formed contract negotiations to de
termine * the relationship between
the city'S hospitals and Health Se
curity Administration, indigent hos
pitalization agency, were in their
concluding stage.
“There are no remaining mis
understandings except in wording.’
declared William R. Castle, council
president.
The council received a report from
a' special committee appointed to
study the local nursing situation but
took no immediate action on its
recommendations.
Suggestions Offered.
Headed by J. G. Capossela, ad
ministrator of Emergency Hospital,
the committee offered the following
suggestions:
1. “That the bill for the licensing
of practical nurses be further
studied and considered but no ac
tion taken thereon before January
1948.’’
2. That all hospitals set up an
“in-training” program for nurses’
aides, and that the course be de-:
signed to meet the requirements for,
training of practical nurses when
and if the practical nurse licensing|
act becomes law.
3. That at least two of the five:
members of the present Nurses’;
Examing Board should be directors
of nursing in hospitals having nurs
ing schools. i
4. That practical nurses should
be licensed by a board including
two representatives each of the
Graduate Nurses’ Association and
the Undergraduate and Practical
Nurses’ Association, and one each
of the Hospital Council, Board of
Education, medical profession, pub
lic health officials and professional
women’s organizations,
5. That an advisory council be ap
pointed to the Nurses’ Examining
Board, including the president of
the Graduate Nurses Association and
two members each from the Hospital
council, me mstncr Meaicai so
ciety and local educational leaders,
preferably high school principals.
Three Historic Homes
Will Open to Public
Special Dispatch to The Star
LORETTO, Va„ June 12.—Three
historic homes in this Essex County
area will be opened to the public
June 21 for the benefit of Vauter's
Church, in Loretto.
The three, Elmwood. Kinloch, and
Brooke's Bank, will be open from
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lunch and
tea will be served by the Essex
County Home Demonstration Club
at the church rectory.
Vauter's Church, built in 1719, is
considered one of the finest ex
amples of Colonial church archi-1
tecture in the country. One of its
rectors, the Rev. Robert Rose,
helped plan the city of Richmond.
A communion service, still in use,
was given the church by Queen
Anne.
Elmwood has been the home of
the Garnett family for more than
150 years. Mr. and Mrs. Muscoe
Garnett of Washington, are the
present owners.
Kinloch was built in 1842. An
example of Greek Revival archi
tecture, it is located on an estate
of 5.000 acres. Mr. and Mrs. Lee D.
Butler of Washington, acquired
Kinloch in 1941.
Brooke's Bank, a Georgian home
built in 1731, is now the property
of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Richardson
of New York.
Truman's Lamb
Kindly Treated
-At the Zoo
By the Associated Press
Mrs. Mary Eben, who handles aJ!
gifts at the White House, received
an 80-pound lamb by air. express
yesterday. It was addressed to Presi
dent Truman by the Veterans' Club
of Dripping Springs. Tex.
The donors said it was a fine pure
bred lamb and the President might
want to start in the sheep raising
business.
Also, the original owner wanted
assurance that the lamb would be
treated kindly.
Mrs. Eben was perplexed. After
consultation she decided to send the
fluffy animal to the Zoo for safe
keeping, pending the President’s re-1
turn from Canada tomorrow night.
I
732 Needy Children Still Await
Funds tor Summer Camp Trip
Nine-year-old Dickie is the man of the family and his re
sponsibilities weigh heavily on him. His only fun is to “explore ’
streets and alleys or sometimes to watch fisherman at the
wharf. A contribution of $30 would give Dickie three weeks of
camp—three weeks to have fun all day long. —Star Staff Photo.
The open hearts of Washing
ton people who care what hap
pens to their small neighbors has
made it possible for 108 more
boys and girls to spend at least
two weeks in camp this summer.
Still waiting to find out if they
will get a chance for at least two
weeks at Camp Good Will or
Camp Pleasant are 132 other
boys and girls.
One of them is a young fellow
we’ll call Dickie.
Dickie is old for his 9 years.
He’s had to be. His mother is
New Trial Move Defers
Sentencing of Davis
To Life for Murder
By J. B. Zalman
Star Staff Correspondent
HAGERSTOWN, Md., June 12.—
A life imprisonment sentence today
faced Bruce Davis, 31, of Laurel as
a result of his conviction of the
first-degree murder of Mrs. Flor
ence McAllister, 29.
The verdict was returned late yes
terday by a Washington County
Circuit Court jury with the recom
mendation that the former sailor
should not die for the crime. Under
such a verdict, a sentence of life
imprisonment is mandatory.
In response to a request by defense
counsel, the court deferred sentence
penning a nearing ai iu a m. weu
nesday on a motion for a new trial.
Davis was charged with the
hammer slaying of Mrs. McAllister,
whose body was found December 10
in the family home at Burtonsville
in Montgomery County. The case
was removed to Washington County
under a defense petition for a
change of venue.
Verdict in 50 Minutes.
The jury deliberated only 50 min
utes before reaching a verdict.
Davis’ face remained expressionless
when he heard his fate. He rubbed
his hand over his mouth and sat
down. A few minutes later, he was
handcuffed and taken to the county
jail here.
About two hours earlier, Paul E.
Sprecher, Hagerstown, a member of
the jury, collapsed because of the
heat, A mistrial was averted, how
ever, when he was replaced by H.
Maxwell Yingling, also of Hagers
town, who was sworn in as an alter
nate juror before the trial opened
Monday.
In their closing arguments; prose
cuting attorneys claimed there is
“not one circumstance in this case
that doesn't point to Bruce Davis as
the killer of Florence McAllister.’’
Time of Death Uncertain.
Martin L. Ingram. Washington
County State’s attorney, admitted
the prosecution did not know the
exact time of the killing. But he
asserted that, all the evidence “points
to the fact Mrs. McAllister was
murdered the night of November 28
or in the early morning of November
29, the last time Davis saw her.”
During the trial, three physicians
testifying for the prosecution said
Mrs. McAllister had been dead for
three days to “possibly” two weeks
before her body was found.
At the opening of yesterday's ses
sion. the prosecution agreed to a de
fense stipulation that Davis had
been in Tennessee, or surrounding
areas, from November 30 to Decem
ber 19. when he was arrested in
Memphis.
Defense Hits Vague Points.
Defense Attorney Paul B. Mules,
in his closing argument to the jury,
said the State “should be ashamed
to take up your time with such a
case.”
“Can they say when this woman
died?” he asked. “The prosecu
tion's entire case is based on the
theory she died November 29 or
prior thereto, but there is no evi
dence to support it.”
He described Dr. Richard Rosen
berg, deputy District of Columbia
coroner, as a “scalawag whose testi
mony can't be believed."
Dr Rosenberg had testified Mrs.
McAllister had been dead at least
10 days. r
Davis Denies Slaying.
Yesterday's testimony was high
lighted by the vigorous denial by
Davis that he had killed Mrs. Mc
Allister. He said he drove to Ten
nessee with her in her car Novem
ber 29 and put her on a bus to At
lanta about midnight the same day
in Kingsport, Tenn.
He claimed he never saw her nor
heard from her after that.
>
a widow with four children to
worry about. Dickie knows
when she isn’t feeling well and
then he tries to keep his small
sister and brothers quiet.
Sometimes, when his mother is
well and the other children are
asleep, Dickie pretends he is an
explorer. He roams through the
streets and alleys of Southwest
Washington. He pretends the
alleys are trails.
Sometimes he slips away to
watch fishermen at the wharf.
He sits beside them, not saying
anything, just dreaming. He has
heard from the other children
about the woods at Camp Good
Will and he dreams he is hiking
over real trails.
His mother knows how much
Dickie wants to go to camp.
She knows he would be safer
hiking through the woods than
roaming through the alleys of
Southwest. But paying the
rent, keeping the children in
clothes and buying even scanty
meals takes all her money.
You could make Dickie’s
dreams and his mother’s hopes
come true. For $20, you could
give him two weeks of exploring
the trails of Camp Good Will,
two weeks where his only re
sponsibility would be to cram
enough fun for a year into each
waking hour.
For $30, you could give him
hiking and swimming and all he
wanted to eat for three weeks.
If you want to give a lonely
boy some of the fun he’s missed,
if you want to help the rest of
j the 132 boys and girls still wait
ing to hear if they will be chosen
for camp this summer, mail cash
or a check to The Evening Star
Summer Camp Fund or bring it
to The Star cashier. The Star
will be glad to acknowledge gifts
of any size. Checks should be
made out to The Evening Star
Summer Camp Fund.
The Star is glad to acknowledge
the following contributions:
Previously acknowledged_$1,051.50
iMr. and Mrs. R. M. Kauff
mann _ 30.00
Anonymous --— 10.00
Shaffer Flower Shop. 30.00
S. W. A..... 20.00
Effie D. Hoover_ 10.00
Gershom Bradford _ 2.50
Lederle Laboratories Depot 1.00
i Mrs. M. E. Evans_ 1.00
Fannie R. Noack_ 1.00
| Anonymous _- 1.00
Anonymous _ 2.00
Miss Esther . 2.00
M/Sgt. B. A. Kohnew_ 2.00
John D. Neumann Prop., Inc. 10.00
Mrs. Nellie Wray_ 10.00
Hilda R. L. Jones... 10.00
L. Pollock -- 10.00
Ruth Reed . 10.00
Louise W. Farrew_ 10.00
Mary Hannah Martz_ 10.00
Frank W. Cortright.. 50.08
William E. Riley.. 50.00
A. Lovoff _ 15.00
ri Hin 11; nn
\ Representative Sol Bloom . 40.00
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Glenn 40.00
| Sol Taishoff_ 20.00
Mr. C. S. Stouch.—.—. 30.00
Alive D, Wrather_ 50.00
Mary L. Soule_._ 2.00
Cora E. Tucker_ 5.00
(John G. Bowen_ 5.00
;Ruth Gist_ 5.00
[Rhode Island Motor Co_ 5.00
H. H. Tardiner..— 5.00
Mrs. W. H. MacGuire. 5.00
Mrs. Mabel F. McCarthy... 5.00
Andrew J. Morgan, sr_ 5.00
Halsey M. Kloak_ 3.00
| Sherry L. Snead_ 2.00
Grace E. Fletcher__ 30.00
; Mrs. Vera I. Moore_ 30.00
! Josephine G. Kleiner_ 30.00
[Virginia B. Conner... 30.00
,J. R. T_ 30.00
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Crawford 30.00
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Graling 30.00
Anonymous .. 30.00
Anonymous _._ 30.00
W. W. Poole_ 20.00
Mrs. Minnie Pearl Stough.. 20.00
Virginia G. Hanson_ 20.00
Evalyn B. Shanks . 20.00
Kathryn E. Bowers_ 20.00
Henry s. Morgan _ 20.00
Elizabeth M. Summeroff_ 20.00
H. W. Bowman... 20.00
James Callan .. 20.00
Mrs. K. O. Maddux_ 20.00
Mrs. William A. M. Burden 20.00
J. O. and C. M. Strart_ 20.00
Shepherd Park Pharmacy.. 20.00
L. Heim .. 20.00
Geneva Yeager_... 20.00
Total _82,181.00
A
WelfareHearing
Halts Awaiting
District's Bill
House Group Sessions
To Be Reopened When
City Heads Report
Washington’s welfare controversy
was tossed into the lap of the Dis
trict Commissioners today.
The Miller Subcommittee of the
House District Committee deferred
holding additional hearings on pro
posals to straighten out the wel
fare muddle until the Commission
ers are ready with their version
of the solution.
This should be “very soon,” Chair
man Miller said after hearing sev
eral witnesses on the subject.
The Commissidhers have been
working on a bill for more than a
month. They are expected to ask
that public welfare be placed in a
separate department under them
and that the present Board of Pub
lic Welfare be made an advisory
group only.
Two Bills Before Committee.
Twn hill* already are before the
committee—one to broaden the au
thority of the Welfare Board and
the other to consolidate welfare un
der the Commissioners’ new De
partment of Public Welfare. The
Commissioners’ bill would be a
third.
Mrs. Frances Simsarian of the
District Chapter of the American
Association of Social Workers was
today’s first witness. She said many
of the aims of the current bill to
broaden the Welfare Board’s au
thority are good and should be in
corporated in any bill the subcom
mittee finally decides on.
Whatever bill the committee ap
proves, she said, should provide for
more than doubling the facilities for
training people who care for chil
dren.
A 1500-capacity institution is
deeded, she said, adding it is “prac
tically hopeless” to get a child into
the present 600-capacity District
Training School for. the Feeble
Minded.
Home Training Stressed.
Assistant Welfare Director Paul L.
Kirby, who followed her as a wit
ness, said the Welfare Board knows
of 300 to 400 individuals who should
be in the school.
Mrs. Simsarian said the final bill
should lay the groundwork for a
greatly expanded foster-home pro
gram. Institutions cannot take the
place of home-training, she said .
'At present, she added, it costs a
foster parent $26 out of an average
$35 provided monthly by the city to
feed a child. This leaves only about
$2 a week for rent, laundry, clothes
and other things, she said.
Mr. Kirby said more foster homes
were needed but were difficult to
find. There will be a continuing
need for institutions as well, he
said.
Restatement of Law Asked.
Mrs. Simsarian reiterated her
organization’s stand that there
euner snouia De a reany strong
welfare board or the Commissioners
should have complete welfare re
sponsibility; also that a restatement
of the District welfare law, now
made up of 18 different acts of
Congress, is needed.
The committee attempted to pin
Mr. Kirby down on the extent of
confusion in the existing welfare
setup.
“When you have a problem, do
you go to the Commissioners or
the welfare board?” Representative
Deane, Democrat, of North Caro
lina. asked.
"Sometimes one and sometimes the
other,” Mr. Kirby answered.
Uncertainty Admitted.
“Which probelms do you take to
whom?” Mr. Deane asked.
Mr. Kirby sai dhe was not able to
answer that.
"Then there is uncertainty?” Mr.
Deane asked.
“Yes,” Mr. Kirby said.
Mrs. Ernest W. Howard, chairman
of the Welfare Committee of the
Citizens’ Associations, who followed
Mr. Kirby on the stand, described
him as a “man who has his mouth
taped” on the subject of confusion
and division of responsibility for
public welfare.
She and Mrs. Harold Bannerman.
who represents the Children’s Pro
tective Association, reiterated the
stand of their groups that the Com
missioners should be given full re
sponsibility for welfare..
District Area Students
To Be Guests of Navy
Several hundred District, Mary
land and Virginia high school stu
dents will be guests of the Potomac
River Naval Command at 2:30 p.m.
tomorrow at an inspection of ships
moored at the Washington Naval
Gun Factory.
The young visitors, who will be
given an opportunity to learn what:
the Navy has in store for them as,
Q filflira VAoattrtn nrtll trieif tVial
destroyer U. S. S. Plunkett, the sub
marine U. S. S. Drum and the
• LJST-987.
Among those expected to attend
; are a number of Laurel High School
students and members of the St.
Mary’s Social Club and the Laurel
Recreation Center. Their transpor
tation will be furnished by Laurel
merchants.
Permission to visit the ships also!
was sought by members of Wash
ington area chapters of five frater
nities, Alpha Phi Pi, Epsilon Lamba1
Phi. Sigma Phi, Sigma Alpha Rho
and Mu Sigma, as well as by mem-:
! bers of the Eastern High School
Band.
According to Mrs. Anna Lans
burgh, Washington civic worker who:
is making arrangements for the j
visit, Radio Announcer Art Brown!
will make a transcription of the
visit at 3 p.m. for rebroadcast over
Station WOL at 4:30 p.m. Motion
pictures will be taken by John Ro-:
senblatt, a University of Maryland
student photographer, Mrs. Lans
burgh reported.
June Prom Announced
Montgomery Blair High School
will hold it* June prom from 9 p.m.
to midnight Tuesday night in the
school.
I
CAUGHT PLAYING BALL—The two boys in the center are Andrew Chiacchieri, 8 (left), and
Herbert Stogner, Jr., 9, who were taken in by the police for playing ball in an alley behind the
700 block of D street N E Pvt. Travis Harmon of the Police Juvenile Bureau (left) is conducting
an informal hearing into the affair. In the rear is Roy F. Settle, the complainant, and to the
right, Herbert Stogner, sr. __—Star Staff Photo.
Investigation of Friede
On Fire Alarm Deals
Still Open, Young Says
Investigation by the Commission
ers, into the relations between for
mer Superintendent of Fire Alarms
Herbert A. Friede and the Gamewell
Co. “is not closed,” Commissioner
John Russell Young said today.
His statement followed publica
tion of letters said to have been
taken from the Gamewell files by
the Department of Justice in con
nection wtih the recent indictment
of the Massachusetts company on
monopoly charges.
The letters, among other things,
covered the interest of the com
pany in landing Mr. Friede his Job
here in 1933 and, since that time,
the drafting of specifications for fire
alarm equipment here so that no
other company could bid* success
fully.
Photostatic Copies Received.
Mr. Young admitted that the
Commissioners had been furnished
photostatic copies of the letters by
the Justice Department last fall.
He said Mr. Friede had been
called to explain them, and added
LilOU - -
satisfy him personally.
The Commissioner said the let
ters had been studied by Corpora
tion Counsel Vernon E. West. Mr.
West, he added, said that while
Mr. Friede may have been “indis
crete,” there was nothing in the
letters to warrant legal action.
Murphy Now Heads System.
Mr. Friede, now superintendent of
city communications, is an employe
of the District Electrical Depart
ment. He comes under the admin
istrative control of Highway Direc
tor H. C. Whitehurst and Engineer
Commissioner Gordon R. Young.
Last January 1, the Commission
ers transferred .control of the fire
alarm system operation from Mr.
Friede to Fire Chief Clement Mur
phy after bitter differences behind
the scenes between the two men.
Six weeks later the city heads
transferred from Mr. Friede to Chief
Murphy the maintenance responsi
bilities of the alarm system. At
that time they also removed from
the former superintendent of fire
alarms any responsibility over con
tracts and specifications for fire
alarm equipment purchase. As a
part of the same order Capt. White
hurst and Budget Officer Walter L.
Fowler were directed to study and
classify Mr. Friede’s reduced re
sponsibilities for purposes of salary.
Salary Cut Recommended.
Last Thursday Capt. Whitehurst
and Mr. Fowler recommended that
Mr. Friede’s present job be clasis
fied as a P-4. This would be an
annual salary loss to Mr. Friede of
about *1,000 from his present P-5
classification. No action has yet
been taken on this recommendation,
At his office today, Mr. Friede re
fused to comment, except on one of
his published letters.
This was a letter purportedly writ
ten by Mr. Friede on April 3, 1934,
to A. R. Welton, a district manager
for Gamewell touching on a* pro
posed *38,000 purchase of central
office equipment.
Letter Is Quoted.
The letter read, in part:
"Gee, I'm pleased with the way
things are shaping up. I must WTite
these specifications air-tight, and
also in such a way as not to give
anybody else a chance to-”
The letter concluded:
“Let me hear from you at once,
Your pal, Friede.”
Mr. Friede pointed out that the
letter was typewritten and contained
no signature.
He added that there were penciled
notations on the letter which were
not in his handwriting.
Asked if he had written the letter,
Mr. Friede replied:
"I don't remember it. Twelve or
15 years is a long time ago."
Both Mr. Friede and the Commis
sioners denied a published report
that they had directed him not to
discuss the case.
Outstanding Boy Graduates
Honored by Rotary Club
Nominated by their principals as
outstanding students, eight boys in
graduating classes of District high
schools yesterday were honored by
the Rotary Club of Washington.
The boys, introduced by District
School Supt. Herbert M.. Corning,
received certificates of recognition at
the club’s weekly meeting at the
Mayflower Hotel.
Robert Swope, past Rotary Club
president, made the presentations.
Each youth made a three-minute
talk.
The boys honored by the club were
William Theodore Jobe. Coolidge
High; Howard Flieger, McKinley;
Michael Towbes, Roosevelt; Gibson
Smith. Woodrow Wilson; Lawrence
Chevrier Gallen. Western; Albert
Binder, Eastern; Calvin Cramer,
Central, and Hugh Richard Waters,
Anacostia.
Amvets Post Will Elect
Officers will be elected at a meet
ing of the Foggy Bottom Post of the
American Veterans of World War II
at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Twelfth and
E streets N.W.
I
Ballplayers and Parents Haled
To 9th Precinct in Police Drive
By George Kennedy
What are you going to do with
kids when school lets out and the
only place they have to play is the
streets and alleys?
The Police Department’s juvenile
bureau was brought face to face
with this question by a campaign
against destruction of property
caused by ball playing on the pave
ments, begun by the police of the
ninth precinct. The precinct is that
section of Northeast bounded by
East Capitol street, New York ave
nue and the Anacostia River.
Pour groups of boys detained by
police for ball playing in ,the pre
cinct were brought into the bureau’s
offices in Police Headquarters yes
terday along with their parents for
informal hearings. The parents
j were so interested in the principles
: involved that they gave permission
for the names of their children to
be used. The police agreed, point
ing out that the objections to pub
lication of the names of children in
juvenile delinquency cases would
not hold true in here because play
ing ball on the streets is not delin
quency.
One hearing surpassed the others
in dramatic quality because the com
plainant responded to a request for
his presence. The complainants
who caused the arrest of the other
j three groups of boys did not.
Carpenter Makes Complaints.
ivuj x • xuiuC) i xu xy ovxvvu x s .xj.(
a carpenter with the Federal Works
Agency, found a window broken in
his garage in the alley behind his
house and complained to the police.
On the following day the police
descended on the alley and took to
the station Jimmie Kotz, 14, of 709
D street N.E,; Stuart Hensley, Jr.,
14, of 647 C street N.E.; Herbert G.
Stogner, jr., 9, of 250 Eighth street
NJS., and Andrew Chiacchieri, jr., 8,
of 707 C street N.E.
Mr. Tuttle and the boys, who were
accompanied by Herbert G. Stogner,
a veteran and an electrician, and
Mrs. Fannie Chiacchieri, wife of a
construction foreman with the
Charles H. Tompkins Co., parents of
two of the boys, appeared before
Pvt. Travis Harmon of the Juvenile
Bureau for a hearing. Pvt. Harmon
also is a veteran. He was a sergeant
gunner on a B-29 which was shot
down into Japan’s Inland Sea.
The police, said Pvt. Harmon, were
“between the devil and the deep blue
; sea” in these cases. Property is
destroyed and complaints are made,
! he said. Then, he added, when
j police enforce the law by taking the
I children into custody, the parents
j descend on them.
Held Only for Playing Ball.
“How many wipdows have you had
broken?” he asked Mr. Tuttle.
“Six.” said Mr. Tuttle.
“If he had only come to me in
stead of calling the police,’’ protested
Mr. Stogner.
"But Mr. Tuttle does not know
who the boys were who broke the
windows,” said Pvt. Harmon. “He
was never able to see more than a
pair of legs disappearing when a
window was broken. He then com
plained about the children playing
ball and the police found these chil
dren at it. They are not charged
with breaking windows, They are
charged with playing ball in an
I alley.”
“Yeah,” said Jimmie Klotz, “they
arrest us. They don’t arrest the
big boys. Why not?”
“Having patrolled in the ninth
precinct,” said Pvt. Harmon, “I do
not believe the police there are
afraid of the big boys.”
Purchase of Lot Suggested.
Mrs. Chiacchieri was not at all
satisfied.
"Answer me this,” she said. “What
are you going to do with them?”
Pvt. Harmon said:
“It is up to the parents to provide
play space for youngsters. They
could pool together and purchase a
lot. It would not necessarily cost
much. Forty families putting up $5
each would mean $200 a year. (He
said afterward this was his own
idea—he had never heard of it being
done).
Mr. Stogner protested:
“These boys should never have
been arrested. I’ve paid their cab
fare to send them out to Fairlawn to
play ball. We are trying to bring
them up to be good citizen^. They
belong to the Scouts and go to Sun
day school.” 4
Pvt. Harmon read an order of the
acting superintendent, Walter H,
Place Sunday
Classified Ads
Early!
Classified ad customers
1 desiring to place ads in
The Sunday Star are
urged to call them in
early in the week. Delay
and inconvenience will
then be avoided, and we
will be able to give
prompt and efficient
service. Your co-opera
tion will be appreciated.
I
rnomas, stressing me necessity oi
protecting children and warning
them against playing on the streets.
“He has said to all policemen that
our contact with children should be
friendly: every effort should be
made to win their confidence,” he
read. “Hie impression should be
conveyed that we seek to aid them
rather than restrict their activities
or interfere with their recreation.
"Oh, yeah,” said Jimmie Kotz,
“then why did they scare this little
kid (pointing to Andrew Chiacchi
eri)? They wouldn’t give us our
shirts back. We had taken them off
to play. And they told Andy, ‘They
issue uniforms where you’re going.’ ”
“I want my boy’s name taken off
the police book at number nine,”
said Mrs. Chiacchieri. “It might be
used against him sometime after
he’s grown up and looking for a
job.”
Policeman Closes Case.
Here Pvt. Harmon played his
trump card. He said:
“If the parties are not satisfied
with this informal hearing I can
send these cases to Juvenile Court
for a judicial determination as to
whether the boys are or are not
guilty."
no, we aon t warn, mat, ■ saia tne
parents.
“Then,” said Pvt. Hannon, “we
will consider this closed. See to it
the boys don’t play in the alley
again. And, while I know you are
resentful now, I hope you will not
hold this against Mr. Tuttle. He
showed he was a good citizen by
his willingness ot come down and
back up his complaint.”
Senate District Unit
Session Called Today
On Fiscal Program
The District’s big deficit
breaking new revenue program
for the year beginning July 1,
today may be sent to the Senate
calendar for action.
Chairman Buck of the Senate Dis
trict Committee scheduled an extra
ordinary meeting of his full com
mittee for 2 pjn. today to act on
the House-passed bill and recom
mendations to be submitted before
then by the Senate Fiscal Subcom
mittee.
No major changes from the House
bill were in prospect, but it seemed
likely some clarification of the
House action on the income tax sec
tion of the omnibus -bill would be
recommended.
Conference Next Step.
If this carries, approval by the
Senate would send the bill to a
House-Senate conference to iron out
differences.
Senator Cain. Republican of
Washington, head of the Senate
District Subcommittee in charge of
the revenue program, instilled new
life into the program within a few
hours after his return to Washing
ton from an out-of-town trip.
He said Chairman Bpck of the
full Senate District Committee had
promised every effort would be made
! f a aaI- Aiii a!/ nennoinllii in
view of the few days remaining
before the end of this fiscal year.
The Cain subcommittee of the
Senate group already has given in
formal approval to the income tax
plan developed by committee con
sultants as a result of weeks of
public hearings. This, however, was
before the House had acted, making
important changes with the adop
tion of the amendment to exempt
Federal Government workers who
swQgr to statements they are legal
residents of one of the States.
Apparently out of consideration
on the Senate side are earlier pro
posals for adoption of a 2 per cent
general sales tax as a substitute for
the amendment to the income tax.
Senator Cain declined to outline
his final views, prior to the meeting
of the full committee. He said he
wanted first to discuss the issues
with fiis subcommltee.
flag Will Be Presented
To Jefferson Students
A flag will be presented to the
students of Jefferson Junior High
School by the District Society of
the Sons of the Revolution at 9
a.m. tomorrow in the school audi
torium.
During the ceremony citizenship
awards will be presented to out
standing students by Mrs. Cloyd
Heck Marvin, wife of tl* president
of George Washington university,
and Laurence Sample. Mrs. Mar
vin will make the awards in behalf
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution and Mr. Sample will rep
resent the American Legion.
Acceptance of the flag, which will
be presented by District S. A. R.
president, Dr. Robert Scott Lamb, j
will be made by Mrs. Henry Grat-j
tan Doyle, president of the District
Board of Education; Dr. Hobart
M. Coming, superintendent of
schools; Lawson J. Cantrell, assist
ant superintendent, and Michael <
iTroiano, president of the Jefferson i
■Student Council. f
I
Meat Price Rise
Is Resisted by
Wholesalers
Many Housewives
Reported Shifting
To Cheaper Cuts
Spiraling meat prices here brought
increased buying resistance today on
the part of wholesalers—meeting a
reluctance already registered by con
sumers and retailers against high
cost grades.
Joseph B. Danzansky. counsel for
the Wholesale Food Division of the
Merchants and Manufacturers’ Asso
ciation, said wholesalers “definitely
or» fillttino Hnnm an mii* _
chases.”
He added, however, that the deal
ers report no evidence of a wide
spread buyers' strike. “And, frankly,
we don’t expect one,” he added.
"There seems to be an under
standing at this point on the part
of both retailers and consumers that
these prices must be passed on down
the line,” he declared.
Resistance From Housewives.
But retail dealers reported con
siderable resistance from house
wives, who either are turning to
cheaper grades or not buying at all,
they said.
In addition, the Washington Con
sumer Protection Committee urged
housewives to “resist the increases
and not buy at these prices.”
Mrs. Sarah Newman, chairman,
said the group has found no basis
for explanations of the rises “other
than speculation while there is a
plentiful supply of meat.”
“Meat, at these prices, not only
means an extra burden on the
I housewife’s budget, it encourages
| other groups to raise prices even
further,” she declared.
No Changes in Menus.
Hotels and restaurants report no
changes in menus, but a meat sup
plier said they are buying “just as
little as they can possibly get away
with.” A hotel spokseman pointed
out less meat is needed during hot
weather.
A spokesman for the Washington
Consumer Protection Committee
said the groun will try today “to get
to the bottom of reasons for the
drastic increases.”
Charges and countercharges by
packers, wholesalers and retailers
still have failed to come up with a
clear-cut explanation of the in
creases.
Secretary of Agriculture Ander
son declared tljere is “no basis” for
statements “to the effect that meat
export activities are causing tne
rise.”
The Chicago livestock market re
ported that average steer and year
ling prices vesterday rose to an all
time high of about $26 a hundred
pounds.
Mrs. Filchock Wins
Divorce in Nevada
Mrs. Prank Filchock, wife of the
former Washington Redskins half
back, was granted a divorce last
Monday in Carson City, Nev., it was
reported here today by Attorney Al
bert Brick, lawyer for Filchock. Mrs.
Filchock charged cruelty, he said.
Mr. Brick said the Nevada divorcs
action was not contested by the foot
ball player because they did not
want to raise the question of the
custody of the couple’s two children,
who now are with Filchock’s mother
in Altoona. Pa.
According to the attorney, Mrs.
Filchock has indicated that she will
seek custody of the children, but he
said such action will have to be filed
in the District. The children are
John F. Filchock, 4, and Frank J.
Filchock, jr„ 1.
Since his suspension from the Na
tional Football .League several
months ago by Commissioner Bert
Bell for implication in dealings with
New York gamblers, Filchock has
been operating a frozen custard
store at 2032 P street N.W.
It was reported last summer that
Mrs. Filchock had announced her
intention of marrying Steve Bagarus,
also a former Redskin and now
under contract with the Los Angeles
Rams, if and when she obtained
a divorce.
Senators Delay Hearing
On Key House Restoration
The Senate Public Lands Sub
committee today postponed a hear
ing on a bill to restore the Francis
i Scott Key house on M street as
a national monument. fi>
The measure would furnish $65.
! nnn *■ _ tVin tn n n final 4 A mKat
! It looked like when Key lived there
from 1808 to 1828. Chairman Rob
| ertson. Republican, of Wyoming
called off the hearing because the
! bill’s sponsors, Senators Taft, Re
I publican, of Ohio and Tidings.
■ Democrat, of Maryland could not
I be present.
Library Receives
1754 Pamphlet
Hitting Rum Tax
By th* Associated Prest
The Library of Congress yesterday
announced the acquisition of a
booklet nearly 200 years old. argu
ing against the taxing of alcoholic
beverages on the ground it would
force poor people to drink water.
Printed in Massachusetts in 1754.
land entitled "A Plea for the Poor
and Distressed, ’ the pamphlet de
clared that the excise levy then pro
posed would bear more heard- upon
"the poor exposed suffering people
in the frontiers."
It explained that unless thev
could get untaxed rum and other
spirits, they would be forced to d~5
water from "unwholsom popes v
marshes, often poisoned with srawp,
of toads, frogs, creeping tjiirw
hateful insects and vermme rw
through heaths tad ax ud
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The publication also rcntencVrf
hat fishermen "must -«-r
™i or other spirits to keep
PWta. or they
» ‘hem ^
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