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SOCIETY AND GENERAL NEWS WASHINGTON NEWS D , WASHINGTON, D. C. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1947 * i * Chest Merger /To Be Topic of Council Panel Preliminary Siduy By Delegates Set For Wednesday The proposed merger of the Coun cil of Social Agencies and the Washington Community Chest will be the subject of a preliminary meeting of the delegate body and members of the council at noon Wednesday in Barker Hall, Seven teenth and K streets NW. The discussion will be in panel form, it was announced, and no action will be taken at that time. In calling the meeting Mrs. Cath arine H. Norton, acting executive secretary of the Council, told the delegates a second meeting will be called in October for a vote on whether the Council and Chest should be reorganized into a single agency according to the plans. The plans for a new Chest-Council providing wider community partici-v pation in welfare program mapping were approved by the Chest Execu tive Committee and the Council Board on August 29 and recom mended to the governing bodies of nro-a niratinns. Dr. Griffith to Proside. Carrying out the proposal would mean a complete overhaul in the social welfare setup here. It con templates a single board of 212 members, with the emphasis on non professional membership. Approxi mately 180 of the number would not be professional social workers. An executive committee that would include 15 trustees, a presi dent, three vice presidents, a secre tary, a treasurer and the chairmen of five standing committees of the board is outlined in the plans. Dr. Ernest S. Griffith, president of the council, will preside at the meeting, which also will consider final approval of the application of the Hospital Council for member ahip in the council. Presiding over the panel discus sion will be Col. Campbell Johnson, vice president of the council. Panel Member’s "Topic.” The panel members and their topics are: Miss Jane Hoey, vice president of the council and chairman of the ■ committee on the organization and structure of social work of the , Washington Social Survey: Back ground of the problem. Lee D. Butler, president of the Washington Community Chest: Values of reorganization from the financing point of view. Dr. Griffith: Values of reorganiza tion from the planning point of view. Coleman Jennings, member of the Joint Committee of Chest and Council on Reorganization: Struc ture of the Board of Trustees: rec ognition of community-wide plan ning as a necessary function of the new agency. Capt. Rhoda J. Milliken of the Police Womens Bureau, member of; the Joint Committee: Use of pro fessional persons on the Board of Trustees and other committees of the new agency. Mrs. Rhea Bernton, member of the Board of Directors of the council: Safeguards needed to pre serve values inherent in the pres ent structure of the Council of Social Agencies. Discussion and questions from the floor will follow the panel speakers. Minister of Liberia Calls For 'Abiding Faith' in U. N. Charles D. B. King, minister from Liberia, last night in a radio speech here called for an “abiding faith” in the United Nations “in spite of the dark clouds which seem now to be gathering above it.” He cited the recent inter-Ameri - ean conference in Brazil as evidence that nations can work together with “patience, tolerance and mutual un derstanding.” Mr. King was a speaker on a “Story of Liberia" program spon “ aored by the Institute on Race Re lations and broadcast from 11:15 to 11:45 p.m. from station WWDC. Tomlinson D. Todd, institute presi dent, also spoke. The Liberian Minister told of “progressive movements designed to enlighten our pieople and assure equal political participation of all inhabitants of the nation.” He noted that Liberian women took part in elections last May for the first time. The government of Liberia, he re ported, has increased appropriations and subsidies for educational insti tutions and has sent many advanced students to study in American uni versities. r_ii_ c___ n..i IUUIII I QMj i lytH iwui In Attempt to Save Friend An 18-year-old youth was injured In a 25-foot fall from a roof yester day when he attempted to prevent a friend from falling. * The injured .youth is Charles F. Arnett. 18, of 311 N street S.W., who. with R. L. Arnold. 35. of 341 N street S.W., was working on a chimney at 317 N street S.W., when some of the bricks gave way. Arnold began to slide ana Arnett grabbed him long enough to prevent his falling but, in turn, dropped off the roof himself. Arnold brought him to Casualty Hospital where his condition today was reported as "good.” Hospital Show Tryouts At Pentagon Tonight Auditions to recruit talent for shows at hospitals in this area will be held from 7 to 10 o'clock tonight at the Pentagon by the Washington Society for Musicians and Enter tainers, James Wickham, president of the organization, announced to day. The organization opens its sixth season tomorrow night with a con cert at the Fort Belvoir regional hospital and will provide an enter tainment Wednesday night at Walter Reed Hospital. Mr. Wick ham, a War Department employe, said the auditions tonight are open to all comers and will be held at the south end of the Pentagon con course. V Stores Warned on Use Of Street Loudspeakers Stores which use loudspeakers to carry broadcasts into the streets were warned to stop the practice by midnight tonight or .face possible prosecution by Assistant Corpora-' tion Counsel Clark King. He previously had announced his intention to prosecute such cases after September 15. Maximum sen tence on a nuisance charge of this kind is a $300 fine or 90 days in jail, he said. A police regulation forbids the use by stores of amplifying* systems to call merchandise to the attention of passers-by. Driver of Car Is Held In $1,C-J Bond After Woman Is Badly Hurt Ronald Keith Murray, 19, of i501 Highland drive, Silver Spring, was ordered held in .<1,000 bond today on charges of leaving after a collision and reckless driving after the serious injury Saturday night of a pedes trian who was crossing Connecticut avenue near Devonshire place N.W. Municipal Court Judge Thomas Dewey Quinn postponed arraign ment of the youth until November 17 after being informed the pedes trian, Mrs. Polja Hebicht, 43, of 3220 Chestnut street N.W., was still in serious condition at Emergency Hospital. She is reported to have suffered a fractured leg and possible internal injuries. Stopped at Zoo Entrance. Murray was arrested Saturday night at the scene of the accident. Richard Gordon. 22, of 3780 First street S.E., and James Feather, 25, of 1401 Girard street U.W., told police they were in a car behind the machine, which struck the woman. They were going to stop, but told authorities they saw the other car continue its journey and At the Connecticut avenue en trance to the Zoo, they said, the other car stopped for traffic and they told the driver his car had struck a pedestrian. He then re turned to the scene with Mr. Feather, they said. Hugh E. Clark, 50, of 218 Eighth street N.E., was reported in an up determined condition in Emergency Hospital today with chest, back and head injuries after a car in which he was a passenger was involved in a collision with another at Thirty sixth and Brandywine streets N.W. Passenger in Woman’s Car. Police said the car in which Mr. Clark was riding w’as driven by Elizabeth C. Lambert, 64, of 4550 Connecticut avenue N.W., and the other was driven by Samuel Eisen berg, 41, of 5520 Thirty-third street N.W. Harold A. Gardner, 24. of 4000 North Fifth street, Arlington, was treated at Georgetown Hospital yesterday for nose and forehead cuts suffered when the car he was driving struck and broke a light pole on MacArthur boulevard near Loughboro road N.W. Police said Gardner told them he fell asleep at the wheel. A 2-year-old child, Richard Avery, 4314 Georgia avenue N.W., was held for observation at Childrens Hospital after he was struck yester day by a Capital Transit Co. auto mobile driven by William R. Jones, 30, of 4431 Georgia avenue N.W. Police said the child was struck as he ran from between parked cars across Iowa avenue in the 4300 block N.W. His condition was not serious, they said. If« r fi (at veieran s Doiory piunge Is Certified as Suicide The death of a young Navy vet eran in a five-story plunge Satur day nigjit was termed a suicide in the certificate of death issued by Dr. A. Magruder McDonald, District coroner. The man was William Edward Ewick, 21,' who police said had lived in Mount Rainier, Md., since com ing to Washington area about a year ago. He had -been employed at the P. J. Nee Furniture Co. after re ceiving a medical discharge from the Navy. Ewick's body fell across an iron guard fail back of the Park Hill Apartments, 1610 Park road N.W., from the bathroom window of the apartment of Miss Eleanor Taylor at that address, police said. Ewick, a native of Elkins, W. Va„ and a friend had paid a visit to Miss Taylor, also of Elkins, to discuss a “personal problem” of the youth, authorities reported. The body yesterday was taken to Elkins for services and burial. Bowen Held in $2,500 Bail In Shooting of Wife, 21 By tht Associated Press BALTIMORE, Sept. 15.—James Bowen, 29, of Washington, charged with shooting his 21-year-old wife in the legs after she pleaded with him not to harm their three chil dren, was held in $2,500 bail today for a further hearing when ar raigned in Northeastern Police Court. Magistrate August Kozlovsky set October 13 as the new hearing date. Mrs. Gloria Bowen was shot four times in the thighs last Friday at her home when she entered a room to investigate a noise. Her condition was described as "fair” today by St. Joseph's Hospi tal. Bowen was arrested in Washing ton Friday. He lived in the 1300 block of I street N.W. 'The Common Glory' Ends Season at Williamsburg By tSe Associated Press WILLIAMSBURG. Va.. Sept. 15 — The spotlight faded last night on the massive, -open-air stage of the ampitheater near here for the last time this season, ending a success ful two-months' ryn of Paul Green's symphonic drama "The Common Glory.” Last night's performance was played to a near capacity audience with gate receipts divided among the cast which brought the days of the Revolution to life on the stage built near the banks of Lake Matoka. A spokesman for the sponsoring Jamestown Corp. srid the season was “a financial success—and in every other way. It was far more than we had hoped for.” * D. C. Rent Curb Extension Asked If U. 5. Also Acts Buck Sees Situation Calling for Law's Continuation By Harold B. Rogers Chairman Buck of the Senate Dis trict Committee recommended today that if Congress extends rent control for the rest of the Nation beyond its present termination date of Feb ruary 29 next year, the separate District rent law should be extended a similar length of time. District controls now are slated to end March 1. The Delaware Republican, who took a leading role in national rent control legislation during the first session of the Eightieth Congress, feels the present situation probably calls for continuation ol the present national law. The same conditions also would justify extension of the present District act, he contends. Sees Improvement Possible. “Judging by the rate at which houses are not being built,” he told a reporter, “it probably will be neces sary to extend controls for the coun try some time beyond February 29.” nuw mi, jic uju iiuu pieuict. When hearings are held on new legislation proposing extension, the Senator forecast, it is likely that some “weaknesses'’ in the present national law may be disclosed. He did not specify what these were, but their disclosure probably w'ould lead to improving the present act, he said. The District Rent Act originally would have expired December 31 this year, but was extended by Congress for three months. During House District Committee hearings on extension, the local law was praised by both District officials and some members of Congress as sat isfactory and workable. It was even pointed to as a kind of model for the Nation. Its proponents have claimed that it carries a more lib eral attitude toward landlords’ re quests for increases than the old national act. Pressure for Increases. Since Congress adjourned, how ever, there has been an increasing demand on the part of property owners for increases in rents. These have come from individual owners and from spokesmen for the Build ing Owners and Managers’ Associa tion. from the Home Builders and the Washington Real Estate Board. Requests for higher rents here have been based on increased assessments on real estate and higher taxes. Some requests for increases here have pointed to the new national rent control extension act which carries a provision for so-called 15 per cent voluntary increases to which tenants are supposed to agree if they are granted leases. The District law has no such provision. Robert P. Cogswell, rent admin istrator. has indicated that the local act gives him authority to grant increases in rent, but that he is not required to follow the 15 per cent figure. Housing Construction At New High for Year A new high level for 1947 home building was reached in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The bureau said 524,100 homes were put under construction during the first 8 months of 1947, or 56,000 more than in the same 1946 period. In August private builders started 83,000 homes in urban areas, 3,000 ! more than the July total and 17,600 over the number started in August,! 1946. Elaborating on Its August home building figures, based on prelimi-, nary estimates, the bureau said: "Early indications from local building permit reports are that homebuilding Increased in nearly; all parts of the country, only the East North Central and the Moun tain regions showing slight declines., “Among the larger cities report ing, the number of units for which | permits were issued increased from the July total in Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Substantial declines were reported from Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Seattle, while rela tively small drops occurred In Phila delphia, Cincinnati, Memphis and San Francisco. New York City re ported practically no change from Ihp .Tnlv flcnirp M Fay's Office-Carries Ouf Shuffling of Prosecutors A shift of jobs in the United States attorney's .office, announced last month by United States Attor ney George Morris Fay, went Into effect today. A principal change placed Assist ant United States Attorney John B. Diamond III in charge of present ing cas£3 before the grand jury, suc ceeding Assistant United States Attorney John J. O'Leary. Assistant United States Attorney J. Warren Wilson succeeded Mr. Diamond in charge of the United States attorney’s office in the crim inal division at Municipal Court. Mr. O’Leary’s new assignment is to handle habeas corpus cases in behalf of the Government. He suc ceeds Assistant United States At torney Oliver 0>Dibble. Mr. Dibble, in turn, is assigned to the civil division of the United States attorney's office to assist As sistant United States Attorney Daniel B. Maher in handling civil litigations. The changes were dis closed in August when James C. McKay was sworn in as assistant prosecutor. Kensington Junior High Plans 3 Adult Meetings The first of a series of three meet ings to air the current year's school and Parent-Teacher Association plans at Kensington Junior High School will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at the school auditorium. The school PTA said parents of seventh grade students will attend tonight's meeting. Parents of eighth graders will meet Tuesday night anai ninth grade parents will meet Wednesday night, t POLICE PRECINCT STATION GETS NEW ADDRESS—Capt. Robert C. Pearce, commanding offi cer of the first precinct, attaches a sign on the door of the old precinct station, New Jersey avenue and E street N.W., directing the public to the new location in the Municipal Center. Flanking him are (left to right) Pvts. 7. E. Newman, A. R. Houch and W. P. Finnin. Businessmen Hurry To Beat Midnight License Deadline Hundreds of unincorporated busi nesses were besieging the District License Bureau today in order to beat the midnight deadline of the city’s new' law under w’hich they must pay $10 for licenses if their gross income exceeds $10,000 an nually. Before noon about 200 business men had paid for licenses and the morning mail was cluttered with several thousand applications, each supposedly inclosing the $10 fee. Checks postmarked before midnight tonight will get applicants in under i Vtfi tirira Last week about 9,000 of an esti mated 15,000 unincorporated busi nesses in the District affected by the regulation had applied for licenses. Proprietors face a possible $300 maximum fine for each day they operate without a license. In addition, Walter C. Thompson, newly appointed chief examiner in charge of issuing the licenses, said unincorporated businesses also must pay a 5 per cent tax on net income exceeding $10,000 a year. The actual tax, however, is not due until April 15. The license provision of the new law has a wide base. It also covers persons who rent rooms or serve board, it was pointed out. There are certain exceptions, however, in cluding trades or businesses which “by law, custom or ethics’’ cannot be incorporated or in which more than 80 per cent of the gross income is made through personal service of the individual conducting the busi ness. Such exceptions include medi cine and allied professions. $1,200 Is Reported Lost In Wallet Near Hospital Warren W. Hazard, a commercial fisherman from Galesville. Md., lost his billfold containing $1,200 last night near Sibley Hospital, police reported today. Mr. Hazard told police he be lieved he dropped it near the emergency entrance to the hospital when he was helping his brother, Harry Hazard, out of his automo bile. He had driven his brother to the hospital from Galesville for! further treatment after recent am-i putation of his legs because of an infection. The money was the proceeds of a week’s fishing, Mr. Hazard told police. Firehouse Fund Drive Opens at Chapel Oaks A drive for $50,000 to replace the Chapel Oaks, Md., Volunteer Fire Department Building which recently burned down has been launched, Mrs. Mildred J. Fitzgerald, secretary, announced. The funds also will be used to purchase a fire truck and other equipment. Contributions may be sent to Mrs. Fitzgerald at 1302 Fifty seventh avenue, Chapel Oaks. Dr. Davies Reports Enthusiasm For His Attack on Lona Skirts A "generally enthusiastic” response j was reported today by the Rev. Dr. j A. Powell Davies, pastor of AH Souls ; Unitarian Church, to his denuncia-; tion of the new long skirt fash ion as immoral, irnbecilic and a crime against human decency. The most en couraging sign, he said, was a few calls from persons affiliated with welfare organizations or research publica tions, who sug gested an official study to deter mine how much the increased use of cloth in this j country would deprive Europeans of clothing. Dr. Davies said he received “sev eral” telephone calls today, most of them favorable or requesting further information. The attitude of his congragation, so far as he could judge, was “generally enthusiastic.” He said he had nothing to add to the sermon in which he told his congregation yesterday that the lower hemline is not only "moronic” but immoral because it wastes ma terial desperately needed by the world’s suffering people. His condemnation of the current fashion trend was voiced in the same pulpit wrhere a year ago he at tacked as “utterly loathsome" a news picture of two admirals smil ing over an angel food cake in the shape of an atomic bomb explosion. Dr. Davies called on women's or ganizations to “defeat these cal loused and wasteful fashion changes.” He declared women should not “humiliate themselves by following these imbecilic fashion changes like a herd of ludicrous cattle.” If they follow that fashion at this time, he added, “their Twen tieth Century emancipation is just an empty boast and they may as well consider themselves as Victor ian as their great grandmothers but with less common sense.” He accused "greedy financial in terests” of trying to trick women into buying new clothes by radical fashion changes. "There cannot be many times that a minister has called the lengthening of skirts immoral," Dr. Davies said. “But I do so deliberate ly and responsibly. They are im moral because they waste the ma terial that is desperately needed by the world’s suffering people * * * and they represent the foolish and grotesque in a world that is crying out for wisdom and sanity.” The minister asserted the fashion also is a “crime against human decency” because it brings about 'moronic new fashions in women’s clothes which will deprive the shiver ing people of Europe of the wool they need to keep them warm in a coal less winter.” Wife of Embassy Aide Drowns as Attempt to Save Child, 4, Fails Search continued today for the body of the 4-year-old daughter of the assistant to the financial coun selor of the French Embassy who was drowned yesterday in spite of frantic efforts of her mother who plunged into the water and was lost herself. Victims of the double tragedy in Chesapeake Bay, near Solomons, Md., were Mrs. Paul F. Blanc, 35, and her daughter Zizi. Mrs. Blanc's body was recovered an hour after the drownings. The little girl slipped off into deep water and her mother plunged in after her, witnesses said. Both were swept away before Mr. Blanc and others could go to the rescue. The couple’s other two children. Bab, 8, and Frederick, 1, also were present. TVso famfltr ViaH Hrivttn ♦ a f> Point Beach. 5 miles from Solo mons, Md„ to attend a beach par ty. The drownings occurred near the Cove Point Lighthouse. Mrs. Blanc, a native of St. Paul, Minn., married the Embassy offi cial in St. Paul in 1938. During World War II she was in France with her husband and family. Family friends said funeral ar rangements were being delayed in hope that the body of the little girl would be recovered shortly. Mr. Blanc lives at 4352 Windom place N.W. 8-Story House Bought By G. W. as Quarters For Hospital Nurses George Washington University today announced purchase of the Everglades Apartments, 2223 H street N.W., for conversion to a nurses’ home. The purchase price was said to be $400,000. The modern, eight-story brick structure is located only a block from the new George Washington University Hospital, which is sched udled to open early next year. Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin, university president, said present occupants of the 80 apartments in the building would be given “ample notice” and would not be disturbed until after the first of the year, when it is hoped they will begin moving in the nurses Acquisition of the conveniently located nurses’ home will go a long way toward solving the problem of hospital officials in housing hospital personnel. It is regarded as an added inducement to nurses to join the George Washington staff when the i new medical center opens. “Housing in Washington is a prob iem for new nurses, too,” Leo Schmelzer, hospital superintendent, points out. As the apartment house is now laid out, each unit contains a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kit , chen. Hospital officials have not yet made definite plans for altera tions. It is felt, however, that at least two nurses can be accommodated in each of the present units. House Has Sun Deck. The nurses also will have the benefit of a sun deck on the roof of the apartment house. A university spokesman said the rental to be charged nurses living in the building had not yet been de termined. The apartments now range from $52.50 to $65 a month. Student nurses, it was indicated, probably . will not be quartered in the new nurses’ home. At present, the hospital maintains no nursing school, but officials have announced they intend to establish one when the new hospital is completely or ganized. • ■n. uui im wiy 10 cApcticu wj ue pro vided to house the undergraduate nurses, who would require a central dining hall in which to eat all their meals, whereas the graduate nurses will be able to eat in their apart ments while off duty. $575 Theft From Auto On H Street Reported The theft of clothing, jewelry and fishing equipment worth $575 from a car parked in the downtown area was on* of a number reported to police over the week end. Benjamin Dubm, 1806 Mintwood place N.W., told authorities a woman’s fur jacket, a man’s suit coat, a pair of woman’s shoes, a wrist watch and a rod and 'reel were taken from the car he had parked in the 1200 block of H street N.W. early Sunday. In another report, Ernest Franklin, 441 Franklin street N.W., said $352 was tjUten from his wallet by a burglar who forced an entrance into his home Saturday night. 1,1 11 BOUGHT FOR NURSES’ HOME—This modem, eight-story apartment house, the Everglades Apartments, 2223 H street N.W., will be used to house nurses working at the new George Washington University Hospital, a block away. —Blakeslee-Lane Photo. * » Capt. Pearce enters his new ♦ office in the Municipal Center, marking the official transfer of first precinct headquarters, j —Star Stall Photos. New Register^ Police Eligible (or Promotion Drawn Up tor Tests A new register of Metropolitan: Police members eligible to take civil service examinations for promotion to corporal, sergeant, lieutenant and' captain will be established on the basis of applications filed with the| Civil Service Commission before Oc- j tober 1, the department announced today. This indicated that examinations, delayed since last April 12 because of an investigation by Chairman1 | Horan of the District Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Com i mittce would be held in the near I future. Mr. Horan made an inquiry last spring to determine whether the I cost of the examinations was too ! Vitoh The Civil Service Commission; conducts the examinations "as a courtesy” to the District and pays; the cost, estimated at approximately j $13.44 for each applicant, the sub committee found. Veterans May Keep Places. This register will replace the pres ent register except in the case of war veterans who, under special vet erans’ preference regulations, can keep their prior places on previous lists despite their time in war service. The new system has been under discussion for several months and is made in co-operation with the commission. | Notices went out to division and precinct officers stating that all men 1 intending to take promotional ex aminations in the future must fill out forms obtained from the Civil Service Commission. These forms will be the basis of determining the individual member’s qualifications for taking open competitive exami nations and must be filed with the commission not later than 5:15 pjn. V/VVl/WVl Jk • The instructions set forth the following minimum qualifications for eligibility for inclusion on the new register: For promotion to corporal, a mem ber must have at least five years of continuous service and must have been a first class private. Dates to Be Announced. For promotion to sergeant, a member must be a corporal as of October 31, 1947. or must have served seven years, including at least two years as precinct detective or detec tive sergeant. For promotion to lieutenant, the requirement is at least nine years of service, with at least two as a detective sergeant or sergeant. The applicant must have been detective sergeant or sergeant as of October 31. 1947. For promotion to captain, a mem ber must have served at least 10 years, one of which was as a lieu tenant prior to October 31, 1947. Dates of examinations will be an nounced later. The department an nounced experience and fitness will count for 60 per cent and "practical questions” for 40 per cent in the examination. - Seniority to Count In Tie. The practical questions will test the applicant's knowledge of law procedures, department regulations, police methods, traffic, criminal code provisions, the law, of arrest and the rules of evidence. In event of a tie in ratings, addi tional weight will be given to seni ority in grade, the showing in the examination subject carrying the higher relative rating, speed in com- j pleting the examination and the date of application. If a member was on the present eligible register during the period of his war service he will not lose that place on the new register, the de partment explained. But he can file another application if he wishes to, be Included in the eligibility list for some higher promotional examina-| tion based on the new register. Arlington woman wins 4-Year Law Scholarship Award of a four-year scholarship at National University School of Law to Mrs. Barbara Jean Swed berg, 4314 Sixth street south, Ar lington, has been announced by Omicron Chapter, Kappa Beta Pi International Legal Sorority. Mrs. Evelyn L. Krupp, dean of the chapter, and Mrs. Harriet L. Pierce, chairman of its Scholarship Committee, said the scholarship, covering tuition, various other fees and books, was valued at more than $1,200. Mrs. Kimble Gets New Post BALTIMORE, Sept. 15 bP) —Mrs. Margaret W. Kimble, acting com missioner of the Department of Labor and Industry of Maryland, has been named State mediation authority by the United States De partment of Labor, William L. Con nolly announced. <n First Precinct Station Moves Fo City Center Drunks Are First And Last Arrests Made in 83 Years The Number One police precinct station today made its long-awaited move from New Jersey avenue and E streets N.W. to the street floor of the Municipal Center, 300 Indiana avenue N.W. Although there was no interup tion in regularly assigned beats of footmen and men in squad cars, every policeman assigned work in the building itself was busy help ing to move books, records and furniture. Actual moving of the equipment from the old site to the Municipal Center was done by laborers from the Department of Sanitation. Two trucks, one owned by Sanitation and one by the Police Department, were hpino- li.crri Building Delayed Move. The transfer of Number One. old est precinct in the city, was ordered by Maj. Robert J. Barrett shortly after he was sworn in July 1 as superintendent of police. The move was delayed several weeks, pending settlement of a pro test lodged by organized labor when police were used to do some con struction work, in a new cell block. Although actual building of new of fices was finished last week by civil ian employes, workers still were busy this morning painting the 48 cells in the basement of the center. All prisoners arrested today by of ficers from Number One will be lodged at the Second Precinct until the paint is dry. Meanwhile, District employes were busy hooking up telephones and teletype equipment in the new of fices on the street floor of the cen ter. Actual installation of the wires was completed last week, but the equipment was not connected until arrival of the desks this morning. Old Building Closes. The old precinct building, which was first occupied by No. 1 sixteen years ago, will be officially closed at 4 o’clock this afternoon. First roll call in the new offices will be a half hour earlier, when the afternoon shift reports. The last prisoner booked at the old station was charged with being drunk, as was the first prisoner ar rested when No. 1 was established on February 24, 1862. From its creation until 1931 the precinct was located at 316 Twelfth street N.W. Shortly after the first contingent arrived to take over the new quar ters at the Municipal Center, a huge basket of flowers arrived from the Or* T .pnno TYmcy a accnrio. tion. Benches Lowered by Ropes. Because of the narrow sta.rs and doors in the old three-story build ing, movers were forced to lower benches and lockers from the second-story squadroom by ropes? from the one-story roof of the cell block. Capt. R. C. Pearce, head of the precinct, said most of the equipment i would be taken to the new officers/ today. Still to be moved tomorrow,. however, will be the many old arrest books which record the history of the precinct. Busy preparing the books for shipment was Pvt. Samuel Davis, 56, of 3125 North Eighth street, Arlington. A warrant' clerk. Pvt. Davis had been stationed at the precinct during his entire 24 year career with the force. /A check of the old arrest books re vealed that prisoners in the early days were asked if they could read or write in addition to the primary emeries as to name, address and nc cupation. In March, 1864. one Robert Ad ams, colored, a hack driver, was arrested for ‘‘refusing to attend a funeral when not engaged.” Assassins Booked at Precinct. Capt. Pearce said the assassins of both President Lincoln and Presi dent Garfield were first booked at that precinct. The new headquarters of the pre cinct extended from the Municipal Center’s lobby back to the corridor. Detectives and clerks, forced to work in cluttered surroundings at the small building just vacated, now will have offices of their own. The first office next to the lobby will be the room where the public may lodge complaints, pay fines or make in quiries. Although the work of moving was carried out with orderly precision, the four kittens recently adopted by the officers were completely bewil dered by the whole thing. Capt. Pearce said they would not make * the move, but would instead be given to private families who had requested them. Report on Camp Brown To Be Delivered Tonight A full report on activities at (jamp Ernest W. Brown, the Metropolitan Police Boys’ Club camp at Scotland, Md., which has ended its 12-week season, will be given at 6:15 o'clock tonight when the Boys’ Club board of directors meets at the Ambas sador Hotel. Police Supt. Robert J. Barrett will be guest of honor. The board is headed by John A. Remon. A total of 1,215 boys attended the camp during the season, according to Sergt. Forrest L. Binswanger, camp director. The boys, ranging in age from 8 to 18, stayed from two to eight weeks at the camp. The camping is offered free. Sergt. Binswanger said that the campers themselves raised much of their food in the garden. During the season, the boys gathered 350 bushels of potatoes as well as quan tities of tomatoes, string beans, com, cabbage, turnips, beets and other garden vegetables. All of the boys attending the camp gained weight, from 2 to 14 pounds. Parkin Gets Ohio State Post Ernest J. Parkin, formerly a mathematician with the Coast and Geodetic Survey, has been named assistant professor in the depart ment of civil engineering at Ohio State University. Mr. Perkin served with the survey staff from 1930 until 1942, when he entered the Navy.