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Asked by All D.C. Regulatory Units Largest increases Sought by Weights And Deed Office Budget increases have been asked by ail the District’s regulatory agen cies for the year starting next July 1. This was disclosed by District Budget Officer Walter L. Fowler late yesterday as he continued to release details of the record $144,000,000 sought by municipal agencies for 1943-9. Largest increases asked among the 11 regulatory organiaztions come from the Department of Weights, Measures and Markets and the Of fice of the Recorder of Deeds. Both Want Thousands. One has asked for an increase from $135,700 to $197,000, while the Other has asked for a boost from $195,500 to $219,300. A new $10,500 refrigerating unit for the Western Market, at Twenty « second and K streets N.W.; an $8,500 "calibrating house,” and $40,000 worth of new sewer and water mains for the Municipal Fish Wharf are high points ox tne weights, measures and markets budget. Ten more staff members are asked by the Recorder of Deeds to cope with his estimated 93 per cent in crease in work, staff his new photo stating division and catch up on his lot and squai-e index. He also seeks $21,000 worth of pbotostate paper to copy his files. Other Agency Requests. Other reeulatorv aeenev reoupsts and. high lights of their budgets follow: Alcoholic Beverege Control Board —389.800, compared with the curent $87,300. Coroner’s Office—$50,000. com pare^, with $45,600. He wants an other janitor rnd S2,£r.' v/.-rth of equipment for the use of his labora tory technician. Insurance Department — $62,800, compared with $61,900. License Bureau—$45,300, com pared with $40,600. An additional inspector is asked. Minimum Wage and Industrial Safety Beard—$73,600, compared with $54,600. The board is asking for three more wage-hour investigators, two more industrial safety inspectors and an additional stenographer. Poundmaster — $37,900, compared With $34,100. He wants two ad ditional dog-catchers. Fuhiic Utilities Commission—$131, 765, compared with $128,377. The commission wants to get Feopie’s Counsel John ODea a secretary. Zoning Commission—'39,500, com *“ pared with $29,500. The commis sion wants to add three more tech nicians to its stafT. ‘ Cataract Is Removed From Terrier's Eye Topper, 7-year-old wire-haired ter rier whose failing eyesight brought, him to Washington from Detroit,; was “getting along nicely” today,: with a cataract gone from his right eye. It will be two weeks to a month, however, before it can be determined whether a cataract in the left eye will have to be removed, according to Dr. Mason Weadon of the Abbey 'Hnc.nif.ql fnr Animals 911Q T?iorbt eenth street N.W.. who performed the operation. If Topper can sec “we!1, enough to pet aroupd.” Dr. We?don said, the second operation probably will not be necessary. Topper's blindness first, became evident when his owners, John C. Bonning of Detroit, his daughter Lucetta, 21, and son John, jr„ 23, noticed his awkward, fumbling movements. The dog was flown here Thursday In the care of Miss Jean Nagle, Cap ital Airlines stewardess, who will re- ; turn him to Detroit in about 10 days. East, West Still 7 Worlds/ D. C. lawyer Tells Bar Unit Mrs. Grace Kanode Llewellyn, Washington lawyer, who worked with the international tribunal try ing war criminals in Japan, told the American Bar Association conven tion in Cleveland yesterday that she disagreed, with “one-world theorists" who expect an immediate meeting of Oriental and Occidental minds. . Mrs. Llewellyn, who lives at 2800 Woodley road N.W., returned early in 1947 after almost a year in Japan. Previously, she was in the office of the solicitor of the State Depart ment for 10 years when Robert Lansing was Secretary. In a convention report on Far Eastern law-, Mrs. Llewellyn declared the Orient .and Occident are “de cidedly two worlds.” She cited the present difficulty of “transforming feudal t»M» ung into the philosophy of the sc-called Four Freedoms, democracy and international rights of man.” Powder Factory Worker Injured in Explosion Joshua Upton, a civilian worker, was injured slightly yesterday by the explosion of a powder sample he was putting into a container at the Naval Powder Factory, Indian Head, Md. Navy spokesmen said the work er's hands and side were hurt. There was no property damage. Mr. Upton was taken to Providence Hospital, after receiving emergency treatment at the factory. > New Explosives Course To Be Given at G. W. U. A new course in explosives will be offered by the chemistry depart- j xnent at George Washington Uni versity this fall, Dr, Benjamin Van1 Evers, university co-ordinator of scientific activities, announced to tfay- ; The course will be taught by Dr. Duncan MacDougall, lecturer in chemistry, who is chief of the ex plosives division, research depart : ment. of the Naval Ordnance Lab oratory. Pianist to Give Recital Emo Balogh, Hungarian concert . pianist, will give a recital at 8 p.m. Monday at the St. Agnes School, Jefferson Park, Alexandria. t:. FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION HOLDS DINNER MEETING—Chatting together after the speech making at the Federal Bar Association dinner at the Mayflower Hotel last night are (left to right) Supreme Court Justice Rutledge, Attorney (general Clark, Chief Justice Vinson and Harold Lee, president of the association. —Star Staff Photo. Judge Raedy Banned As Driver 30 Days; Surrenders Permit Municipal Court Judge Ellen K. Raedy may not drive an automobile tor 30 days as a result of action by the Board of Revocation and Resto ration of Motor Vehicle Operators' Permits, which suspended her license yesterday. As soon as the decision to suspend he permit was reached by the board, a policeman was sent to Judge Raedy's home in the Dorchester House on Sixteenth street N.W., with the suspension order and Judge Raedy surrendered her permit to him. The action of Judge Raedy in surrendering her permit, Mrs. Mary A. Silver, chairman of the board, said, means she is not going to ap peal the decision of the beard. Judge Raedy has the right to appeal to the District Commissioners for a revi sion of the order or a new hearing. The board which decided on Judge Raedy's permit was composed of Mrs. Silver and Edward E. Bailey, jr„ superintendent of licenses for the District. Judge Raedy did not appear before the board. The suspension was the result of a charge of leaving after colliding, in which Judge Raedy forfeited $200 collateral in Municipal Court Sep tember 11. The charge was placed against her, following investigation of an accident on August 10, in which her car was involved at First and K streets N.W. Judge Raedy denied she was driving her car, although several persons said they identified her. She said she was at home the night of the accident and had loaned her car to a newspaperman friend who was supposed to have gone to Parley Set on Jailing Of Injured Persons Municipal Court Judge George D. Neilson will meet with Donald Clemmer, director of the Department of Corrections, and Jail Supt. Curtis Reid at 1:30 p.m. Monday to confer on future procedure when court defendants go to jail with recom mendations for hospitalization. Judge Neilson said court officers also would be percent at the meet ing in his chambers where an un derstanding will be sought on the matter. The jurist said he would urge Mr. Clemmer and Mr. Reid to be “as sympathetic as possible to the recommendations of the court.” The meeting is a result of the case of Mrs. Mary E. Murrill who was held five days in jail after being ordered hospitalized September 13 by Judge Neilson. In calling for a report on the in cident from Mr. Clemmer Commis sioner Guy Mason said late yester day the trouble seemed to be lack of co-ordination among depart ments. No question of law was in volved, he added. “There is nothing alarming about it,” Mr. Mason said. “I am certain it can be corrected very simply.” Mrs. Murrill. 32, of 412' Sixth street N.W., had appeared before Judge Neileon, complaining her husband assaulted her. Because she had injuries about the head, the jurist ordered her to be taken to a hospital. But since he also had ordered her held as a witness, Mrs. Murrill was escorted to jail instead. Mr. Mason said he would study Mr. Clemmer's report before ar Iflinrinp fnr a fnnfornnpo wnfV* Neilson, Mr. Clemmer and Col. Cur tis Reid, jail superintendent. The conference was requested by Judge Neilson. Women Voters Asked To Study Welfare Issues The Montgomery County League of Women Voters was asked yester day to make a thorough study of welfare services in the .county. The request was made by Miss Helaine Todd, of the District of Columbia Department of Public Welfare, who addressed the group at its first meeting of the season. Miss Todd added that the findings of such a study should be presented to the public "so it would be aware j of the job to be done for the com ! munity.” Then, Miss Todd advised, the cit | izens can determine how the work ! can best be accomplished and financed through funds, both pub I lij and private. Mrs. J. Rene Hemingway told new members of the league that citi izen participation in government is a major aim of the organization. — Hines Heeds Committee Licensing Undertakers The newly appointed examining committee for licensing under - | takers, an agency of the District Government, yesterday elected as Its chairman W. R. Frank Hines, president of the S. H. Hines Co. Other members of the committee are Thomas Martin Hysong, G. O. Echols, Robert G. McGuire, jr., and Joseph B. Irvine. The latter serves ex-officio, representing the Health Department. i Guards to Foil Boy Liberators Of Dogs Asked It takes two men to catch a dog in Washington and another man to keep District boys from rescuing the dog after it has been caught. So, at least, says the local pound master’s office, which included an item of $4,040 in its 1949 budget es timate for the salaries of two extra men in the dog-catching depart ment Three trucks are now in op eration, with two'men on one truck and only one man on each of the other two trucks. “Efficient operation requires two men to handle dogs and the driver to guard the truck while the two men are catching the dogs,” the ' poundmaster explained. ‘ By leaving the truck unguarded,” he added, “many instances have arisen where boys have released dogs already in custody.” i 'Black Sambo' Story Defended by Corning As No Racial Issue | The use of material such as “Little ; Black Sambo” stories in the D:s ! trict’s public -schorls was defended 'today by School Supt. Hobart M. Corning following a protest by the 1 National Association for the Ad vancemcnt of Colored People. The protect, forwarded to Dr. Corning by William Allyn Hill, ex ecutive secretary of the Washington branch of NAACP, asked that such wuwjuvv niiiuti ou.1 I J pto | any racial or minority group” be | eliminated from the school system. “Such protrayals<*tend to instill | into the minds of our impressionable ! youth stereotypes of the race so de picted,” Mr. Hill’s letter declared. “These impressions remain with our children and all memters of the sub ject race are sufferers therefrom.” The letter asked that the Board of Education direct the withdrawal of all such materialfrom the schools. Dr. Corning expressed surprise at i the protest, saying that the book ; and the character of Little Black Sambo has been loved by children for years. In his opinion, the story builds up racial understanding rather than casting ridicule. Dr. Corn ng said he v/ould ex amine the bcok carefully again, however, to tee if there are any objectionable passages or connota tions which he might not have re membered. Dr. Corning said the experience of most teachers is that the children grow to love the story of Little Black Sambo both as a book and as a character. Bunch Family Retains Fitzpatrick for Probe The famjly of John Forrest Bunch announced today John R. Fitz patrick, a former assistant United States attorney, had been retained ; to continue the private investigation of the 61-year-old carpenter’s deaths Mr. Fitzpatrick, Ictcly engaged in private law practice here, is a former dean of Columbus University Law Rphnnl onrl of rm t'ma /t/tn/ltinfarl a criminology school for the Metro politan Police Department. Mr. Bunch’s death in Gallinger Hospital August 4 was ruled acci dental by a coroner's jury after an inquest. The family has charged he was mistreated by police after his arrest July 29 for allegedly being drunk. The case is under investigation by tthe Civil Rights Section of the Jus jtice Depratment Criminal Division. Georgetown Doctor Cites Chemical Relief for Cancer j The possibility of lasting relief ! through chemical therapy, for vic tims' of cancer of the prostate gland ! was discussed last night by a Georgetown doctor at Bethesda rNaval Hospital. Dr. William P. Herbst, professor of urology at the Georgetown Uni versity Medical School, was the guest speaker in the first of a series of lectures to De neia at tne nospitai I this fall. The latest method of treating the disease, he declared, is to try to ! change the body’s chemical structure and thus destroy the cancer cells. This may be done by administra tion of certain chemicals, removal of sex glandular material, or radia tion of the pituitary gland. Such steps afford great temporary relief of pain and prolong the pa tient’s life by several years, if suc cessfully carried out. Research is under way in the Georgetown uro ; logic service at Gallinger Hospital and elsewhere to improve and extend the relief, the doctor said. Harvest Moon Dance Set The harvest moon dance of the Silver Spring Junior Hostess Club will be held from 9 until 11:30 o’clock tonight in the social hall of the Woodside Methodist Church, 8814 Georgia avenue. Miss La Gret ta Helsel is chairman of the Dance Committee. I Law Profession Faces Greatest Opportunity Now, Rutledge Says The legal profession today has its time of greatest opportunity fof creative effort and progress, even in the face of “discouraging signs” and can become a great force for international amity, Supreme Court Justice Rutledge said last night. He spoke at the dinner of the Federal Bar Association in the May flower Hotel in honor of the mem bers of the Conference of United States Senior Circuit Judges. Justice Rutledge told how, “in this aftermath of war, many of us, sensi tive to necessity, have become dis couraged, disillusioned and even hopeless.” Worth Fighting For. The rule of law and the reign of justice throughout the earth, Justice Rutledge declared, “are worth holding onto, to hope for, are worth working for with all our might, are worth fighting for against all the forces of blindness or hope lessness that would bring about their J negation.” The jurist paid tribute to the Federal Bar Association for not i being given “to blind resistance to change” and for its contributions to the legal profession. Another speaker, Attorney Gen eral Clark, said that as long as we have the type of men on the bench "that we have here tonight” this Nation need have no fear. | He said the people are happy in ;tne realization that, on the courts, [ are men who believe in human dignity, the things that this Nation stands for and which make up the American way of life. Other Guests. Besides Justice Rutledge and Mr. Clark, the distinguished guests in cluded Chief Justice Vinson, Supreme Court justices Black, Reed and Burton; Philip B. Perlman, solicitor general of the United States; Dr. 'John R. ^eelman, assistant to the President; Chief Justice D. Law rence Groner of the United States Court of Appeals; Justice Harold M. Stephens of that tribunal, and Douglas W. McGregor, assistant to the Attorney General. Also these senior circuit judges: Calvert Magruder, first circuit; iLearned Hand, second; John Biggs, jr., third; John J. Parker, fourth; Samuel H. Sibley, fifth; Xenophon Hicks, sixth; Evan A. Evans, seventh; Archibald K. Gardner, eighth; Francis H. Garrecht, senior ■ circuit judge of the United States, ninth, and Orie L. Phillips, 10th. Col. Harold Lee, governor of the Federal. Home Loan Bank System and president of the association, presided. James E. Palmer, jr., of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, was general chairman. Bethesda Man to Direct University for Japan Drive James L. Fieser of Bethesca has been appointed execytive director of the Committee for a Christian University in Japan, according to an announcement by the Federal Coun cil of Churches and the Foreign Mission Conference of North America. Mr. Flcser was vice chairman of the American Red Cross from 1922 to 1945. In his new post, he succeeds the Rev. Dr. Thorburn T. Brumbaugh, who recently was named an associate secretary of the Division of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Church. “A Christian University will be welcomed in Japan,” Mr. Fieser said in accepting the appointment. "It is realized that rehabilitation in the long run rests especially upon new leadership. A Christian University ; with its several colleges for medicine, | social sciences, the humanities and j other fields, would reflect generous ' teamplay by victor nations.” Recreation Unit Of Council to Ask Chest Merger Division Representing 22 Agencies Proposes Four Qualifications The recreation division of the Council of Social Agencies will rec ommend that the Beard of Directors and all member agency boards of the council vote in favor of the pro posed merger with the Community Chest, subject to fotir qualifications. Announcement of the division s stand came from Ernest T. Henry, chairman, after a ineeting of the division delegate body yesterday The division represents 22 private Chest-supported recreation agencies and the District Recreation Depart ment. , It was expected that officials of the Chest would confer next week on the plan to create a new organi zation combining functions of the Chest and council. Both groups expect to vote on ttmatter next months Qualifications Listed The council’s Board of Directors and the Chest s Executive Commit tee have recommended the plan. The qualifications set forth by the Executive Committee of the council’s recreation division are: 1. That any merger be for a trial period of from two to three vears, subject to review and study at the end of that time to determine whether it is workable in the inter est of overall community planning. 2. That a name which would im n!v O oonrn tal<F x if * ~ --v**v ******** lUJICUUJi 'JL the new agency—community plan ning—be adopted (such as Com munity Chest and Welfare Plan ning Council). i Adequate. Representation Asked. 3 That adequate representation j on the Executive Board of the new | agency be assured for the council's i planning division in the field of health, welfare, recreation, correc tions, neighborhood councils and others which under the proposal would have less representation than the divisions of budgeting and pub lic relations. 4. That selection of an executive to head the new agency be given careful consideration, and that he be a person ‘skilled in community welfare council work' and agency experience, aside from the field of fund raising. The recreation division's recom mendations, it was pointed out, are | solely for the guidance of any agency boards which might wish to consider them, and final action of the merger rests with the boards of the member agencies of both Chest and council. Father of Policeman | Is Declared Suicide Coroner A. Magruder MacDonalr’ has issued a suicide certificate in the death of Richard O. McCarty, 59, of Birmingham, Ala., who was found yesterday with both wrists slashed in a patch of woods in Northeast Washington, He was found by his son, a District police man. Mr. McCarty had been visiting his son, Pvt. James McCarty, who is assitmed to the traffic division at. his home at 3332 Ames street N.E. The policeman found his father un conscious in a wooded area in the 200 block of Anacostia avenue N.E, with a safety razor at his side. The father was taken to Casualty Hos Ipital and he was pronounced dear shortly afterward. Mr. McCarty had been in ill i health for some years, his son said. I He was a former employe of the Dupont Powder Co. in Birmingham I and came to Washington two 'months ago. Surviving besides his son are his widow, Mrs. Dollie McCarty of Bir mingham, and a daughter, Mrs. Mina R. Benton of Chattanooga, Tenn. Funeral services will be held later this week in Birmingham. : Wounded Typist Better; Suspect Posts $1,000 Bond Mrs. Thelma Alva Conredi, 33, typist in the District Health Depart ment, who was shot at her home in Derwood, Md„ early yesterday, was reported recovering today at Sub urban Hospital, Bethesda, but. was described as “not out of danger.” Edgar C. McFarland. 48, Naval i Gun Factory employe, charged by1 Montgomery County police with as sault with intent to kill, Mrs. Con redi, was at liberty on $1,000 bend pending a hearing in Rockville Po lice Court. He denied the charge, saying Mrs. Conredi shot herself. Hospital attendants said a .38-cali ber bullet was removed from Mrs. Conredi’s abdomen. Police said McFarland and Mrs. Conredi shared the Derwood home and had quarreled over whether to sell it. The accused man asserted he was in an adjoining room when he heard a shot and that he found Mrs. Conredi on the floor with the pistol beside her. Court Ruling Sought on Order In Which Snyders Were Slain (From Yesterday s Last Edition.) A suit asking Montgomery County Circuit Court to decide the order of death of Mr. and Mrs. Ross H. Snyder and their footer daughter, Jane Ann, in order to determine who shall receive the Snyder estate has been filed in County Circuit Court at Rockville by Thomas C. Kelley, administrator of the estate of Mrs. Snyder. Mr. Kelley also filed the suit on behalf of Mrs. Margaret Rodier Rus sell, mother of Mrs. Snyder. The Snyders and their adopted daughter were shot to death No vember 23, 1946, in their Dames town home by their 15-year-old adopted son, Robert W. Snyder, who is serving a life sentence in the Maryland State Penitentiary. Named as defendants are Georgej A. Hospidor, administrator of Mr. Snyder’s estate of approximately $43,000, Robert W. Snyder and 14 relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Snyder. Mr. Kelley said the principal question before the court will be to determine whether the estate will go to Mrs. Russell, who lives at the Sandridge Rest Home on the! i Rockville Pike near Bethesda, or to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder’s relatives. He said if the court awards the ; estate to the relatives, it must de cide what share will go to each. Mr. Kelley claims that if Jane Ann died first, the estate will go to Mrs. Russell. If the girl was the second or last to die, the bill al leges, the estate should go to the Snyders’ brothers and sisters. Mr. Kelley also asked the court to appoint a receiver for the estate ; and that subpoenas be sent to Rob- i ert Snyder, Mr. Hospidor, Rhoda , R. Ruddach, 6017 Broad street, Brookmont, Mrs. Snyder’s sister, and David M. Russell of the Perry , Point (Md.) Veterans’ Hospital, a ; brother of Mrs. Snyder. j. Other relatives of Mrs. Snyder, named in the suit are Paul H. and Marguerite R. Qonnors, Chicago; Theodore C. and Edna R. Ander son, Norfolk, Va.. and H. Haig and Marian R. Russell, Arlington. Relatives of Mr. Snyder named in the suit are: Jean C. and Flossie A. Snyder, Emma S. and Orville W. Pierson, Ross C. and Eleanor G. Snyder. Mr. j Kelley said they live in Illinois and I i Texas. y FIRST PRIZE WINNERS—Miss Kathryn Reilley, 4524 Seven teenth street N.W., poses with two prize exhibits in the Silver Spring Garden Club show. On the left is a fruit arrangement of Mrs. Charles Grover, 9302 Glenville road, Silver Spring, and on the right are the African marigolds of Mrs. William H. Fidler, 9601 Bristol avenue, Silver Spring. The show, being held at Jesup Blair Community House, closes at 8 p.m. today. __—Star Staff Photo. Transit Fare Increase Lost Few Passengers, Union Negotiators Say Despite the fare increase, the number of Capital Transit Co. pas sengers dropped less this year than it did during the average prewar spring decline, according to testi mony of transit workers in the hands of an arbitration board today. At the same time, the AFL union, representing 4,000 company em ployes seeking a 35 per cent wage ;boost, told the board yesterday that Washington's living costs are ex ceeded only by those in Newark, N. J„ among cities in its class, i The board, which sat at the Ra leigh Hotel, also was informed that : streetcar operators and bus drivers ! here are getting less pay than those in other large cities. Meets Again Monday. The hoard will meet again Mon day, when the union will present evidence on wage rates for public utilities employes here and elsewhere. Board sessions began last Monday I in an effort to write a new contract : to replace that which expired j June 30. Meanwhile, the transit employes ! are working under the old contract. I The union, which is expected to end jits case early next weekAasks that |sny arbitration award be retroactive to July 1. The board yesterday afternoon heard evidence on transit employes’ j wages in other cities. The union's! case showed: Compared with the Capital Transit, rate of $1.20 an! hour for bus drivers and streetcar] operators, a top rate of $1.42 an! hour is paid in Detroit, Chicago and I Seattle and will be in Pittsburgh1 after November 1; $1.36 in San Francisco, $1.36^ in Springfield, lifnFr> • ^ 1 OK in T nc Anfralor o n cl Con Diego, Calif., and Worcester, Mass.; $1.30 in Providence, R. L., and St. Louis; $1.23 in Atlanta, Ga., and $1.21 in Birmingham, Ala. Eli L. Oliver, union spokesman, put into the record figures intended io show the high co:t of living here. Gives Examples. He used Washington cost of living figures for June, 1947. as a base of 100 and told the beard only Newark, i with costs 2 per cent above those] in the Capital, is a more expensive place to live among cities of around the million population mark. Mr. Oliver said, in 1945. Washington and San Francisco living costs were the same, but that now they are 2 per cent lower in the California city. He said, in June, Los Angeles costs were 8 per cent lower than Wash ington’s, and Chicago's 1 per cent lower. Citing annual reports of public regulatory bodies, Mr. Oliver de clared Washington has more revenue passengers per vehicle mile than any other metropolitan area of over 1,000,000 population. Washington, he added, ^Jso had more passengers per vehicle hour, although it was tied with Boston in this category. He declared Washington in 1946 had the greatest number of revenue producing passengers, compared with the number of operating em ployes, of any city in its class. Mr. Oliver cited the May 11 fare increase given the transit company and said, in the face of this, the company lost fewer passengers dur ing the spring than ft did under the pattern set before the war. Mr. Oliver put into the record a study, based on Census Bureau fig ures, showing the Washington Met ropolitan District is most likely to retain its wartime growth. This was based on figures showing prewar pupuiatiuu liiuicctoco. A September 11 story from The: Star, quoting the annual report of the Minimum Wage and Industrial Safety Board for the fiscal year 1947, was placed in evidence. This, showed an increase of 40,000 in pri vate employment here. When a company spokesman sug- , gested this shows employes dropped ; by the PederaJ Government are j going into private industry here, Mr. ' Oliver declared the number of Fed eral layofls was less than the gain in private industry. Army Information Desk < For Reservists Opened An information desk for Washing- 1 ton area members of the Organized Reserve Corps has been opened by the Army at the Veterans’ Service Center, 1400 Pennsylvania ave nue N.W. The office will provide schedules on unit activities, meeting places and i programs, and information on active j duty training and extension courses. Al Stevens' Son Dies NEW YORK, Sept. 27. Gary' Stevens, 15 - month - old son of Al Stevens, stage and radio comedian, drowned in the bathtub of his parents’ apartment last night. Po lice quoted his mother as saying she left him in the tub to get a towel and when she returned he was submerged and unconscious. Ef forts to revive him failed. 1 > Defense Information To Be Open to Public, Forrestal Aide Says Defense Secretary Forrestal has taken the position the American people, as “stockholders" in the Vest, ; sprawling national defense estab j lishment, are entitled to ail the information possible about its oper ; ation, Capt. Robert W. Berry, pub I lie relations assistant, said today. Mr. Forrestal's attitude on the matter of public relations, expressed at policy conferences, is that the public must be kept informed and that security—the bugaboo of the military information setups—must not be allowed to keep the public from getting all the facts possible. Capt. Berry’ added. The new “super" secretary, who as Navy Secretary did much to rsno ' vate and liberate that service's pub j lie relations policies during the war. i “will speak only on over-all de fense matters and leave the de partments, agencies and boards to | run their own individual public relations,” Capt. Berry said. “I think that was the intent of the President and the Congress and I will not try to transgress that intention,” Mr. Forrestal told a press conference this week. Announcements from the Defense Secretary will involve top-policy matters or information about two or more of the services in the de fense establishment and sometimes one of the services and some other unit of the Government. Information will be expedited, Capt. Berry said, adding that Mr. Forrestal is demanding “fast ac in viituttiiy every ining. To co-ordinate and expedite the release of such information, Capt. Berry has named a Navy captain and colonels from the Army and air force as liaison or contact men with the three departments. Edward Weiss Rites To Be Held Monday Funeral services will be held at! noon Monday for Edward A. Weiss, \ 71, retired Federal Trade Commis sion accountant, who died Thursday ! morning at Bethesda Naval Hos-! pital. Following services at Lee's Fu-! neral Home, Fourth street and Massachusetts avenue N.E., burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. Mr. Weiss, a native of Washing ton, lived at 812 East Capitol street. He was educated at elementary schools here and at Central High School. During the Spanish-American War he volunteered for service in Conjpany G of the 1st District Vol unteers. serving in Cuba just before hostilities ended. He was employed as an accountant ! by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad,' a steamboat company and several I banks here before going to the Fed-1 eral Trade Commission during the first World War. He was retired from the Federal agency about a year and a half ago. Mr. Weiss was a member of Har den Camp of the Spanish-American War Veterans and Naval Lodge No.1 4 of the Masons. A tfachelor, he is survived by tw'o sisters. Miss Marie Louise Weiss and Mrs. Anna K. Beck, both of the East Capitol, street address, and a brother, Herman O. Weiss of St. Petersburg. Fla. Papes School to Open Under Education Board The Capitol Page School, operat-! ing under the public school system for the first time, will begin classes Monday after a week of organizing and enrolling. Orson W. Trueworthy, principal, said low enrollment delayed the be ginning of classes. About 45 boys have registered now, enough to set up classes, and this number will grow to more than 100 later in the year, he said. Regular public school classes began last Monday. Before the Board of Education took over the school by congressional act, the school was privately r^n under the jurisdiction of the House and Senate. Policemen Alerted To Guard Footballs At Gonzaga Practice First precinct police are giv ing special attention to football practice sessions at Gonzaga College, where neighborhood 1 children have made off with three $11.75 footballs that went out of bounds during recess periods recently. Policemen on duty in the vicinity of the school will be on the alert during football prac ■ tice periods, and are watching for the missing pigskins to turn up in street football games. i Potomac Group Visits Solomons Laboratory Members, on Cruise, Scheduled to Reach Tangier Island Today By James Birchfield Star Staff Correspondent SOLOMONS, Md., Sept. 27.—Mem bers of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin—on a three-day tidewater cruise as guests of Maryland aboard the State yacht Potomac—learned today that there is little relation betw:een river pollu tion and the decline in seafood re sources. Visiting the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory here, the commission members were told by Dr. R. V. Truitt, Maryland director of re search and education, that pollution is a negligible factor in the decline of Maryland's seafood industry'. “We know from our work here.” Dr. Truitt said, “that our own shad re turn to our rivers. There is abso lutely nothing to the statement that pollution has driven our fish into nearby rivers. “Crop" Must Be Planted. “Our seafood industry in Maryland has declined because of poor con [servation. It is the same principle as farming—you must plant the seed and cultivate the plant if you are j to harvest a crop.” Dr. Truitt explained that since 1883 the oyster take in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in Maryland declined from 15.000.0C0 bushels a year to about 2,000,000 bushels last year. Since the turn of the century, he said. Maryland’s fish take has declined from about 7,500,000 pounds 1 to less than 500,000 pounds. He said the rich oyster beds in flm Knar U. _1__ _ -- ——.7 v»»wui.a»4VO vail KKS brought back under proper man agement. The seed beds located in the upper sections of the rivers that empty into the bay do not produce good commercial oysters, he explained, and therefore should ; be used entirely to supply seed ' oysters to the rich beds in the bay. 1940 Law 7 ving Effect. Dr. Truitt said legislation enacted in 1940, which limits the number j of fishermen in Maryland waters, I already has been effective in in creasing fish in the bay area. He added that if this law is not wrecked because of pressure brought on the Legislature, Maryland’s fish re sources should gain steadily in fu j ture years. “Our belief here,’’ Dr. Truitt con ! tinued. “is more fish and less work. ' We think this can be accomplished iif we get the co-operation of fish ermen in our conservation program.” After inspecting experimental oyster beds at the Solomons labor atory, commission members were to cruise down the bay and into the Potomac River This afternoon they weA scheduled to visit Tangier Island in the Virginia bay area. The cruise will end tomorrow at Annapolis. Meeting on Pollution Near Airport Slated By a Staff Correspondent of The Star SOLOMONS, Md„ Sept. 27.—The Interstate Commission on the Poto mac River Basin is planning a con ference between public health offi cials and Virginia agencies in an attempt to correct pollution at the south end Of National Airnnrt where raw sewage from Arlington County and part of Alexandria empties into the Potomac River. Edwin R. Cotton, commission en gineer secretary, today said he has requested members of the Virginia State Health Department and the State Water Control Board to meet with commission members, public health officials and representatives of Arlington and Alexandria. Airport officials recently com plained that the condition at Four Mile Run was threatening to foul fire-control pipes and creates nox ious odors at the airport. Mr. Cotton said both Arlington and Alexandria now are considering plans for sewage treatment plants. Arlington discharges are partially treated, while Alexandria empties untreated sewage into Four Mile Run. Woman Over 70 Rescues Daughter Overcome by Gas Police today credited a mother, who said she was "more than 70," with saving her daughter who was found unconscious in their gas-filled apartment at 1360 Peabody street N.W., yesterday. The mother, Mrs. Agnes L. Smith, told police she returned home after a two-hour absence and found her daughter stretched out on a couch. When police responded to her call they found gas coming from one burner on the stove. Water from the sink had overflowed until it was four inches deep on the floor. At Emrgency Hospital the daugh ter, Miss Gertrude Tindall, 45, was reported recovering. Miss Sullivan Named To Social Agencies Post Miss Marguerite Sullivan, former office manager for the National Council of Catholic Men, has been named director of the .volunteer office of the Council of Social Agen cies. She succeeds Mrs. Robert Hodgson. Also appointed was an associate director, Mrs. Mgry Abbie Sturgeon, who has done editing work in the Federal writers’ project and with the Committee on Economic Se curity. » Miss Sullivan, a graduate of Trin ity College here, served as adminis trative assistant to the deputy quar termaster general on the British Army staff from 1941 to 1943 before joining the Catholic group. Three $50 Suits Stolen From Representative Representative Dawson, Republi can, of Utah, notified police yester day that three $50 suits of clothing had disappeared from the rear seat of his car while it was parked near Thirteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue S.E. Loss of $485 from the pocket of a pair of trousers hanging in his room at the Harrington Hotel while he slept yesterday was reported to police by Thomas Darcenzo, 36, of Phila delphia. 4 i > '