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Small Schools
Long-Range Plan
To Get Under Way
Within 10 Years
By Charles A. McAleer
Of thf 174 one-room, one-teacher
schoolhouses still existing in Mary
land, 10 are located in Prince
Georges County.
In addition, the county also has'
21 two-room schools, some of which
have only one teacher because of
personnel shortages. Altogether,
there are 98 schools in the county.
This was reported yesterday by
county board of education officials;
who disclosed plans for the eventual
elimination or consolidation of most|
small srbnnls
Although not scheduled for the
immediate future, a major portion
of the program is expected to be un
der way within 10 years.
10 Colored Schools Proposed.
This will involve consolidating the
37 colored schools of the county—
30 of which are in the one, two and
three room category. Tentative
plans, according to Paul C. Cooper,
county supervisor of school con
struction, call for colored elementary
schools to be consolidated in 10
The one-room schools for white'
students are confined to rural areas.;
Last year, 28 students attended the
six grades at the Nottingham Ele- j
mentarv School, and 18 at the!
Brookridge School. A total of 31
attended the first three grades in
the Seabrook Elementary School. !
One-room schools for colored1
pupils are located in Annandale,'
Croome Station, Accokeek. Dupont '
Heights, Poplar Hill, Brandywine
and Fletchertown.
Two-room schools for white chil- f
dren, with only one teacher last;
year, are located at Accokeek. where
the three upper grades went to
Brandywine: Columbia Park, where
the upper grades went to Cottage
City, and Berwyn Heights, where
grades four to six were sent to the
Berwyn Elementary School.
Closing of School Opposed.
In the case of the Nottingham
nd Brookridge schools, Mr. Cooper
aid, residents of the area are con
sent to continue with the same ar
rangement rather than consolidate
and have their children transferred
to Upper Marlboro. Both may be
consolidated, however, if attendance
drops, he added.
An effort by former School Supt.
Nicholas Orem to close the Brook
ridge School resulted in pleas to
'he School Board for its retention,
Mr. Cooper added.
Residents of Seabrook have long
requested a new school for their
community, but none is included in
immediate plans. The School Board
has decided that children of the
area can use the Lanham Elemen
tary School a mile away.
Under the proposed reorganiza
ion of colored schools, the 10
'dementary structures would aver
age six rooms and would include
afeteria and auditorium facilities.
All would be located within six to^
ieht miles of their pupils.
3 Colored Schools Overcrowded.
The situation in the colored
rhools is not as critical as it is
■i some white schools. Mr. Cooper
aid. The only overcrowding, where
double shifts were necessary last
rear, was at Glenarden, Chapel Hill
and Fairmount Heights, he said.
In Fairmount Heights, construc
tion of eight rooms, an auditorium
ana cafeteria as an addition to the
elementary school already has been;
started under this year's $2,000,000
school building program. In addi
tion. this year's program includes!
preparation of plans for a new col
ored senior high school at Fair
mount, Heights.
Last year's attendance statistics
show 3.944 of the 22.000 students of
county schools were colored.
There are 34 elementary schools
for colored students, two senior high
schools—Lakeland at Berwyn and
Douglass at Upper Marlboro—and
the Highland Park Junior High.
Elementary School.
Complete Change Sought.
The program for colored schools,
which would be conducted on a
basis of the present population, still
is little more than a dream of offi
"It. would be the Ideal setup for
colored pupils and would mean
abandonment of almost everything
we've got for them now." Mr. Cooper
explained. “We have only five;
reasonably good, modern schools out
of the total of 37 for colored —:
Bladensburg, Oxon Hill, North
Brentwood and Fairmount Heights
Elementary Schools and Douglass
High School.”
Work to Start This Week.
Work is expected to begin this
week on the construction of a
modem elementary school at Land
nver Hills, it calls for nine class
rooms. a workshop, auditorium,
cafeteria and library.
Bids will be opened July 29 for
the erection of a six-classroom
gymnasium and cafeteria addition
to the Laurel High School: on Au
gust 12 for construction of a new
senior 'high school at Upper Marl
boro, and on August 26 for a simi
lar project at Oxon Hill. Both new
high schools will include 14 class
rooms. an auditorium, gymnasium
and cafeteria.
Ground is expected to be pur
chased under this year's program
also for new- senior high schools in
the Bladensburg and the Hyatts
ville-University Park areas.
4 Millions in Bonds Authorized.
The Maryland General Assembly
at its last session authorized $4,000,
000 in bonds for Price Georges j
County school construction, equally'
divided between 1947 and 1948. Half
of this amount was sold last Tues
Behind times in its school con
struction, the county has been at
tempting to match its school facili
ties with its rise in population. This,
according to official ’Census Bureau
estimates, has jumped from 89.000
to approximately 150.000 since 1940.
•‘We're still hampered by high
prices and a shortage of construc
tion materials." School Supt. G.
Gardner Shugart declared. “We are.
however, trying to improve our
present system."
For Sanity Test
Hearing Set Aug. 14;
Ex-Policeman Faces
Two Charges
A mental examinatiofl was ordered i
today for William L. Kaiser, former
Capitol policeman charged with
firing two shots Saturday at Sen
ator Bricker, Republican, of Ohio.
Judge Ellen K. Raedy in Munici
pal Court directed that Kaiser be
sent to Gallinger Hospital for ob
servation and set August 14 for a
preliminary hearing.
Assistant United States Attorney
John B. Diamond requested the
examination during the brief court
Kaiser is to be held without bond,;
and Mr. Diamond announced that'
he was being charged with assault
with intent to kill and with carry
ing a dangerous weapon.
Kaiser was not represented by
Senator Bricker did not attend
the court session. Lt. Robert Mur
ray of the metropolitan police ex
plained earlier that lt would not be
necessary for Senator Bricker to be
Arrested in Less than Hour.
Lt. Murray and Detective Sergt.
Wilbur Coffey arrested Kaiser Sat
urday afternoon in the lobby of an
apartment house at 1330 Massachu
setts avenue N.W. less than an hour
after two shots were fired at Sen
ator Bricker near the Senate Office
Building entrance to the stibway to
the CaDitol.
Kaiser, who lost his Job as Capi
tol policeman last April 30 and who
several years ago was an employe ,
in the county auditor's office at Co- ,
lumbus, Ohio, was quoted by police .
as saying: "I did it to refresh Sen
ator Bricker’s memory.”
The two shots went wild, but the |'
first of them, fired from a distance :,
of only 15 feet, left a nick shoulder- .
high in the brickwork. Senator :
Bricker and J. H. Macomber, Sen- j [
ate Expenditures Committee clerk, |:
jumped aboard the single-rail sub- j
way car and sped toward the Cap- i'
itol. They crouched behind a seat
as the assailant reloaded the .22- ;
caliber target pistol and fired again •
from 150 feet away.
John Eckler, administrative as- I
sistant to Senator Bricker, said
today that ‘‘the Senator has said
nothing one way or the other about 1
asking leniency” for Kaiser. He de- 1
dared Senator Bricker is leaving
the entire matter to police au- 1
Senator Bricker told reporters last
night he was more concerned W’ith
the potential danger to his col
leagues than with his own escape
Worried About Crowds.
“I’ve often worried about the huge
orowds we have just overhead in the
Senate galleries,” he said. "It
would be a mighty easy thing for
some one to drop a grenade over
:he railing. But I don’t know wnat
:an be done about the situation
other than have our guards and
ioormen be more alert. We cer- '
tainly do not want to search all of
.he visitors.”
After he identified Kaiser last
Saturday, Senator Bricker said the
former Capitol policeman had talked
with him several times in recent 1
months about money he claimed he
lost in the liquidation of a Columbus
loan and savings firm in 1932. Sen
ator Bricker said he was attorney
general of Ohio at the time and 1
officially filed a liquidation suit
against the concern. He declared i
he did not remember Kaiser in con- ,
nection with that action and that ;
he had not known Kaisgr in Ohio.
Kaiser was appointed to the Capi- '
tol police in October, 1945. by Sena
tor Bricker’s predecessor, former
Senator Huffman, Democrat, of
Ohio. Senator Bricker explained
that Kaiser did not lose his job
until almost two months after his
own appointee went to work as a
Capitol policeman.
Junior Chamber Plans
2 Meetings Monthly ;
The Alexandria Junior Chamber .
of Commerce will meet twice a '
month, beginning with a meeting at ;
B o'clock tonight at the George '
Mason Hotel. j ’
The chamber has met once a 1
month in the past. Under the new
program, business sessions will be <
held the second Monday of each I
month and dinner meetings will be ’
held on the fourth Monday, Presi- I
dent Allen L. Fredd said. . f
Walter Swyers (left), wife of
the director of the band at
Camp Happyland, leads out
on the alto horn as a group of
youthful pupils follows suit.
ii ri < _i
nan jnoois j ueao,
Wounds 1, Kills Self
By th» As&oeioted Pre«»
SNOWDENTOWN, Md., July 14.—
\ 30-year-old colored man shot
hree other colored persons dead,
vounded another and then killed
limself last night 2% miles south
if Glen Bumie, Anne Arundel
bounty police reported.
After shooting the first of his four
'ictims in an argument, the killer,
Elijah Queen, barricaded himself in
lis house. Police were sent to the
icene to fight it out.
But the man turned the shotgun
>n himself before they arrived.
Police Chief John H. Sauers iden
ified the dead as: Queen, Levi
larris, who lived in Queen's house;
/iola Queen and Alice Miles, neigh
Wesley Hammond, wounded in
he head, was reported in “fair'’
:ondition at South Baltimore Gen
;ral Hospital.
Harris was found on the ground
>utside the house, shot in the head,
vith a butcher knife beside him.
The other victims, Chief Sauers
said, evidently were attracted to
;he scene by the sound of the shoot
ng and while standing outside the
louse were shot by Queen from the
ledroom window.
Wei Local Option Victory
Is Set Aside in Virginia
By the Associated Pres»
WISE, Va„ July 14.—The results
if a December 17 local option elec
ion at Pound, legalizing the sale of
vine, beer and other alcoholic
leverages, has been set aside by a
Vise, County Circuit Court order.
In an opinion handed to S. Holli
iay Sutherland of Clintwood, at
.orney for a group of Pound resi
ients contesting the referendum.
Fudge George Morton upheld Mr.
Sutherland's contention that Pound
lid not have a large enough popu
ation for a separate election.
Judge Morton ruled that he erred
irderlng . the referendum since
Dound was not incorporated until
.946 and therefore no Federal census
vas taken in 1940. Under Virginia
aw, any county, city or town must
lave a population of at least 900, ac
:ording to a Federal census, to be
mgiuie lor a luuai uptiuu ciccuuu.
Two Groups in Maryland
ro Discuss HighwaySigns
By tha Associated Press
Frederick! Md., July 14.—Rep
esentatives of the Confederation of
Vestern Maryland Communities,
nc., will meet in Baltimore with
he State Roads Commission July
!7 to discuss methods of improving
cenic conditions along the Hagers
own-Frederick highway.
James H. Gambrill, jr., of Fred
■rick, president of the confedera
ion, suggested the meeting to see
vhat could be done about protecting
he highway before “it is loaded with
igns and hot-dog stands.’’
RURAL EDUCATION—Linda Lee Rawes, 4, and her 8-month-old
sister, Roberta Myra, both of Lanham Park. Md., look at tha
one-room Seabrook School, wljich both probably will attend.
—Star Staff Photo.
Brows drawn in concentration, a group of Washington youngsters attending the Salvation
Army band camp near Triangle, Va., tries a little ensemble work under the watchful eye of
Capt. John D. Needham (left). The students are (left to right) Kenneth Holroyd. Helen Mcln
tire, Eleanor Barham and her sister Gainell, Lucille Moore, Raymond Cooper and Ronald Davis.
Kneeling behind the beginners are Lt. Howard Whitehead (left) and Capt. Leslie Hall, assisting
wiyi the lessons. __
86 Child Recruits Get training Navy Alumni Expand
At Salvation Army 'Band Camp' Employment Service
By Harry Lever
Star Staff Correspondent
TRIANGLE, Va.. July 14.—Eighty
six boys and girls from the District
and surrounding areas who are at
tending a "band camp'1 here are
learning to play musical instru
ments in order to become ‘‘street
corner” musicians for the Salva
tion Army.
The camp is known as "Happy
land.” It is located in the Chopa
wansic area not far from town.
It has complete camp facilities and
the daily program provides for band
practice, recreation, rest, and de
votional periods.
Tire campers, who range from 11
to 18 years old, are affiliated with
the Salvation Army, sponsors of the
two weeks project. Of the total.
45 now play in the "advance" band
while 41 are beginners. There is no
tuition fee and if some of the young1
people do not have their own musi
cal instruments, the Salvation Army1
provides them.
Music and Outdoor Life.
"Here we give the children a
musical education combined with j
healthy outdoor life,” said Col. Wes
ley W. Bouterse, head of the Salva
tion Army in the District. “These
children are giving their time to the
dedication of a Christian motivation,
They will go out on the street in
.heir home towns and play the sacred
music of the Salvation Army when■
their training fully qualifies them.’"
One of the most enthusiastic of,
the beginners is Robert Moore, 11,
of Bridgeport, W. Va., smallest boy
in the group. He wants to get into
the advance band and publicized his
desire by wriggling his 99 pounds
into position behind a big brass
Sousaphone, largest instrument in
the band.
Finally ensconced in the horn's
“folds,” he let loose with a series of
"oompah-oompah's” which might
nave been perfect except that the
big horn began to fall and he had
to get out from under for reasons
of safety.
“He's coming along fine, though,
in playing the small alto horn,”
asserted Adjt. Walter Swyers, one
of the band leaders.
His 5 Children Play.
Adjt. Swyers’ wife, Anna, teaches
the alto horn choral group and their
five children also are band members.
They are Ann, 18; William, 17;
Walter, jr„ 13; Robert, 9, and Davy, 6.
Davy Is learning to play the tri
angle and appears to like privacy
in his efforts. He was believed to be
the source of some unusual music
which came from'behind a tree as
the band played a bit farther away.
There is all sort of mysterious
music around the area. It emanates
from doorways, windows and other
odd places as the youngsters prac
tice by themselves. Many of them
have progressed far and their col
lective music, when under leader
ship, is well synchronised.
Occasionally a youngster who is
alone will break out in boogie
woogie. This appears to excite Davy.
Every 5 minutes he approached Col.
Bouterse with a plaintive request to
join the advanced section.
Advancement “Soon."
“Will I be able to play with them
soon, colonel?" he asked.
“Sure, Davy, soon." replied Col.
Bouterse encouragingly. Davy walked
away, banging at the triangle and
telling friends: “O, boy, he said
Besides their band duties, several
of the youngsters pitch in with
kitchen duty. The kitchen is a
popular place, with young appetites
and fresh air.
The leaders like their work, and
enjoy counseling the children, help
ing them wifh their devotional
periods, and sharing the excitement
of swimming and “Fun Night.” Be
sides Mr. Swyers, the other leaders
are Capt. John Needham of 3903
Military road N.W., and Herbert
Theobald, who is director of the1
Salvation Army Band in Springfield,
Mass. He is guest bandmaster at *
D. C. Children in Group.
Among the Washington children1
learning to play music at the camp
are Ronald Davis, 15, of 1411 G
street S.E.; Raymond Cooper, 10, of
1263 Wisconsin a.venue N.W.; Lucille
Moore, 15, of 3217 Twelfth street
N.E.; Gainell Barham. 12, and her
sister, Eleanor Barham, 10, of 448 H
street N.W.; Helen Mclntire, 16, of
919 G street S.E., and Kenneth
Holroyd, 10, of 8 Leeward Green
Other instructors are Capt Robert
Purdum, Bible class. Lt. Howard
Whitehead, cornet; Capt. A1 Os
borne, alto horn; Capt. Leslie Hall,
trombone; Capt. Victor Farmer,
baritone and Euphonium: Edgar
Watts, recreation, and Peter Hof
man, jr., guest cornet soloist.
The salvation Army project is one
of several scheduled in the camp
area during the summer. The previ- ■
ous group was the organization's
Red Shield Boys’ Club. A scouting
program for “Girl Guards” starts
July 21. The Sunbeams or junior ,
scouting groups, take over August 4.
The final group will be a fresh-air
camp for underprivileged children
not directly affiliated with the Sal
vation Army.
'Wise Man Should Know'
When Stanley T. Page, a London ,
dockworker, was sent to jail for i
stealing 50 pounds of tea from the
docks, his father, George Page, 66,
was accused of complicity by the
city because some of the tea was
found under his bed. He denied any
knowledge of it. In discharging him,
the magistrate cautioned him: ‘‘A
wise mans knows what goes on in
his own house.”
Expansion of the United State
Naval Academy Alumni Associatioi
Employment Service to include ai
cfficers who served under honorable
conditions was announced today b;
Rear Admiral C. E. Coney, USN re
tired, executive director of the asso
At the same time Admiral Cone?
announced the appointment o
Ralph A. Sentman, 1925 Academ;
traduate, as employment consultan
to head the national program.
Former naval officers or prospec
tive employers may obtain informa
tion on the service by addressing th<
United States Naval Academ?
51umni Association Employmen
Service, Suite 801, 1507 M street N.W.
Washington 5, D. C.
Lightning Kills Two Boys
to Sykesville, Md.
By th« Associated Press
SYKESVILLE, Md„ July 14,—Di
lames T. Marsh, Carroll Count;
nedical examiner, announced yes
erday that two boys had been killer
jy lightning.
Dr. Marsh's verdict followed at
txamination of the bodies of Fred
14. and George, 8, sons of Dr. Witolr
Viniarz of Springfield State Hos
>ital here.
The boys were found Saturda;
light on the hospital grounds afte
i severe thunderstorm. Hospita
5upt. Kenneth Jones said Fred ap
yarently had been pulling hi
mother in a small metal wagoi
vhen the lightning struck.
Historical Society to Meet
The July meeting of the Mont
gomery County Historical Society
will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at thr
lome of Mrs. Beryle E. Gray on thr
3eallsville road near Poolesville.
Smallest boy In the begin
ners’ group, 11-year-old Rob
ert Moore of Bridgeport, W.
Va., tackles the band’s largest
instrument, the big brass
—Star Staff Photos.
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Naming of landidafes
Asked for Arlington
School Board Election
Edmund D. Campbell and Oscai
; R. Le Beau, co-chairman of the Ar
I iington School Board Nominating
Conference today asked citizens ol
the county to suggest “well qualifier
candidates" for election to the
| school board.
| The newly organized conference
j will sponsor a nominating conven
tion next month. Names of sug
: gested candidates should be sub
; mitted by August 1. Arlington re
sidents at a referendum in Mat
voted for a popularly elected schoo
board to replace the present ap
pointment system. Shool boarc
members will be elected at the Nov
ember general elections.
First meeting of the conferenci
was attended by representatives o
’ the Arlington Civic Federation, thi
i Citizens Committee for School Im
i;provement, the Better Governmen
„ i League, the Arlington League o
'< Women Voters and the Organize<
7 j Women Voters.
•! Beside Mr. Campbell and Mr
.! Le Beau, other officers of the con
, ference are M. Riggs McCormick
I first vice president: Curtis E. Tut
; j hill, second vice president; Mrs
Martha Ann Miller, third vice pres
ident: Mrs. Virginia Thacher. Sec
retary, and Julian D. Simpson
j treasurer.
Police Unable to Locate
Layfonsville Woman
Montgomery County police sai<
today they are still without infor
mation as to the whereabouts o
Mrs. Mary Irene Finneyfrock, 32, o
near Laytonsville, who disappearet
Mrs. Finneyfrock. mother of twi
children, checked out of the Nations
Cancer Institute, near Bethesda
•’where she was employed, abou
r 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to po
■ lice. George Finneyfrock, her hus
I band, said he has heard nothin)
from her since.
1 Mr. Finneyfrock told police tha
she was in good health and hi
j could give no reason for her dis
appearance. .
r Bus Riders'Group Plans
; Meeting in Arlington
The Arlington County Bus Riders
. Association will meet at 8 p.m. Wed
’ nesday in the auditorium of thi
Washington-Lee High School t<
hear a report on the recent Inter
state Commerce Commission hear
ing into the petition of the Amoli
bus lines for increased fares, Franci;
• J. Ortman, president, announced Uv
Plans for future activities als<
iwill be mapped.
PLANK MURDER SUSPECT BOOKED—Alvah B Martin, 29. who was arrested in Kingston, N. Y.,
in connection with the murder of Norman Le Roy Plank, is shown as he was booked yesterday by
Richard Wahl of the Fairfax County Police, —Star Staff Photo.
Long Quiz Faces
Plank Slaying
Suspect Today
Says He Took Car
Before Murder and
Failed to Return
Alvah B. Martin. 29, who admits
he was in Norman Le Roy Plank’s
home the day before he was mur
dered, faced a long grilling today
from detectives bent on breaking
down his alibi.
Fairfax County police had a signed
statement obtained by Kingston
(N. Y.t police in which Martin ad
mitted spending July 5 in the home
which Plank shared with his sister.
Mrs. Nell L. Burrer. at 4101 Forest,
lane, Chesterbrook Woods, near Falla
In the statement, Martin said he
took Mrs'. Burrer’s automobile ,to
Washington about 7:30 o’clock that
night and never returned to the
home, choosing instead to make off
with the car and *14 Plank had
given him for liquor.
Detective Chief H. T. Magarity of
the Fairfax police, said, however.
Martin told him and Detective
Sergt, James M. Mahoney a con
flicting story about leaving the
house Sunday night, July 6. the
night Plank presumably was killed.
The body was found in the base
ment early last Monday bv Donald
Burrer. who like Mrs. Burrer, his
mother, had been away for the
week end.
Returned From Kingston.
Martin’s conflicting story' was told
i to toe Fairfax detectives while they'
were returning him yesterday from
; Kingston, where he was arrested
j Friday.
Lt. Magarity said there was a "big
gap’’ to be filled before the police
determine, in a conference with
Commonwealth’s Attorney Hugh
! Marsh, whether to file murder
| charges later in the day.
j Martin will be arraigned in Trial
- Justice Court tomorrow on a grand
larceny charge for theft of the Bur
rer automobile. He has a record for
stealing another car, as well as
other offenses, and is wanted by the
FBI for parole violation.
Police Chief Carl McIntosh said
Martin would be questioned
throughout the day and asked to
give a complete new statement.
To Face Police Lineup.
In the matter of alibi-checking
Martin will be exhibited in a police
lineup at the Fairfax jail. One of the
witnesses will be G. W. McDonaki,
a Vienna <Va.> carpenter who thinks
he saw Martin and Plank together
about, 11 p.m. July 5 at the Vienna
Volunteer Fire Department carnival.
Chief McIntosh said Mr. McDon
ald recognized pictures of Plank and
Martin as two men to whom he sold
raffle tickets. Two women were with
, them, police were told.
In his statement to Kingston po
lice, Martin said Plank aroused him
from a bench in Lafayette Park
I about 3 a.m. Saturday and invited
, hil« to spend the night at his home.
The two drank heavily Saturday,
;; and that evening it was decided
Martin would go to Washington for
' more liquor and "a couple of
women.” the statement said.
Stayed at Hotel, He Says.
Martin said he found one woman
and then decided against returning
to the Burrer home. Instead he
went to a cheap Washington hotel,
leaving the car at a parking lot
near the Greyhound bus station.
Tuesday, when he read of the
murder and that police had broad
cast a lookout for him and the car,
he decided to go to the Catskill
Mountains, the statement said. He
■ spent a night in Baltimore and an
I other in New York before he was
arrested in Kingston last Friday.
,j Police said they learned Plank
[, purchased a large quantity of liquor
! and beer at a Washington liquor
■ store about 3 p.m. Saturday, July 5.
. They also reported they found a
. fifth of gin and half a case of beer
■ in the house after the murder.
Martin said he exchanged his own
clothing for a pair of trousers be
, longing to Donald Burrer before
leaving the house Saturday evening.
Although the suspect was reported
nervous in Kingston and apparently
suffering from a prolonged drinking
bout, he seemed at ease on the way
to Fairfax and slept most of the time
, in the black Buick he is charged
: with stealing.
5 Arlington Girl Scouts
On Encampment Unit
Five Arlington County senior Girl
; Scouts have been named to a com
mittee arranging a reception fqr
110 Scouts from all parts of the
! world who have been attending the
; World Girl Scout Encampment at
I Camp Barre. Pa., according to Mrs.
Ruby S. Schor, Arlington Scout
| executive.
The guest Scouts are to arrive in
Washington Wednesday and will
■ spend three days in the Capital.
; Arlington Scouts named to the Re
ception Committee are;
i Helen Houston. 112 North High
land street; Barbara En.vart. 312
North Highland street: Joyce Brust,
> 5010 North Thirteenth street; Pearl
Ray Key, 5807 Four Mile Run drive,
and Corrine Cooper, 738 North Nel
son atffcet.
On Checks Clue
In $17,000 Theft
Laboratory’ examination of $9,000
j in checks found in a money bag atop
| a roof in Alexandria has revealed
| fingerprints which, police say. may
; lead to a solution of the mystery of
| the missing $17,000 in cash that was
i in the bag.
Alexandria Police Lt. Russell A,
Hawes disclosed today that flnger
’ prints were found on the check!
ibut none were discernable on th»
' money bag. which was found Satur
jday on the roof of a residence at
405 Queen street.
The bag had been missing since
three employes of the J. C. Jenney
Co., chain department store, said
they placed it in the night depository
of the First National Bank of
Alexandria June 18. Bank officials
said it was not in the depository
when it was opened the next morn

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