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WASHINGTON, I). C., OCTOBER 26, 1947 * A—19
Ships on Display
Tomorrow fo
Mark Navy Day
Open House Planned
At Alexandria and
a Anacostia Docks
In full dress with signal flags
flying, brightwork polished and
lines coiled, the ships of the biggest
fleet in history are in the ports of
the Nation—including the Anacostia
river docks of the Naval Gun Fac
tory and the Alexandria waterfront
—awaiting public inspection in the
observance of Navy Day tomorrow.
The Navy is ready, Secretary of
Defense Forrestal said in a state
ment for the occasion, "to advance
the cause of peace and preserve the
basic liberties for which 87,000 Navy
men and Marines so recently gave
their lives."
Mr. Forrestal added: '"From every
corner of this unsettled world, the
cries of the hungry, the homeless
and the oppressed assail our ears.
"Dominated by Bear."
"Freedom as we know it is still
unknown to them; fear, which we
Americans have never really known,
dominates their lives.
"The course to lasting peace is
difficult. We must sound the
channel cautiously and with pa
*ji mie navy ouuivan
in another statement, invited the
public to inspect the ships.
The destroyers Gearing (from the
fleet) and Plunkett, an inoperative
reserve vessel, and the submarine
Drum, which also is inoperative, will
be open for inspection at the gun
factory tomorrow. The submarine
Sea Robin (from the fleet) will be
at Alexandria.
Banquet Tomorrow. *
Two events prominent on the
Washington program are a cere
mony at the John Paul Jones Monu
ment, Seventeenth street and the
Tidal Basin, at noon tomorrow with
Rear Admiral Clark H. Woodward as
as the speaker, and the annual Navy
Day banquet at the Mayflower Ho
tel tomorrow night. Lt. Gen. J.
Lawton Collins, deputy chief of staff
of the Army, will be the banquet
The Naval Air Test Center and
the Naval Air Station at Patuxent,
Md., will hold open house today.
There will be fire boat demonstra
tions, ground firing demonstrations
of machine guns, rockets, turrets,
etc. There will be a display of vari
ous types of Navy aircraft including
the giant flying boat Mars. Cap
tured German and Japanese air
craft also will be displayed.
Navy Day preliminaries were
launched yesterday at the Naval
Air Station at Anacostia and the
Receiving Station.
Program at Air Station.
At the air station a display of
pictures and equipment used'by the
expedition of Rear Admiral Richard
E. Byrd near the South Pole and
a simulated land and air attack
yesterday afternoon were high
lights. An air strike by planes paved
the way for a Marine demonstration
of the landing force technique used
to take enemy islands in the Pa
cific in the war. Rifles, bazookas and
flame throwers were brought into
play as part of the exhibition.
A display of planes and equip
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chart the course of the recent
hurricane that damaged the Gulf
Coast and a Link trainer and other
training aids gave the public a bet
ter idea of the functioning of the
Navy. Free movies were shown and
for the first time, officials said, the
saga of the aircraft carrier Frank
lin, badly damaged by Japanese
suicide planes in the Pacific, was
depicted to the public.
At the Receiving Station, the
military ceremony of "drill amount"
was given by the Seamen Guard,
one of the NaVy's crack drill out
fits. The public went through the
various schools and activities and
attended a football game between
the Receiving Station and Quart
ers Κ teams.
Navy Day Program.
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.—Naval Air Test
Center and Naval Air Station at
Patuxent, open to public. .Special
2 p.m.—Naval Air Station. Ana
costia. Memorial services for those
lost at sea. Flowers, sent by rela
tives, to be flown over Atlantic
Ocean and dropped.
8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.—David W. Tay
lor Model Basin at Carderoclfc Md„
open to public.
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tory, open to public.
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.—Naval Gun
Factory to hold open house; the De
stroyer Gearing, one of latest, and
Submarine Sea Robin, will be open.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.—Naval Research
Laboratory, Randle Cliff, Md., open
to public.
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.—Naval Intelli
gence School at Receiving Station,
Anacostia, open to public.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.—Receiving Sta
tion, open to public, showing typical
working day.
10 a.m. to'3 p.m.—Naval Research
Laboratory at Bellevue. D. C., open
to public.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.—National Naval
Medical Center at Bethesda, open
to public.
Noon — Navy Day observance,
sponsored by Military Order of the
World Wars, at the John Paul Jones
Monument. Seventeenth street and
the Tidal Basin.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.—Naval Barracks
In West Potomac Park, open to
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.—Naval Proving
Ground, Dahlgren, Va., open to
1 p.m. to 4 pjri.—Naval Research
Laboratory at Randle-Cliff, open to
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Naval Air Sta
tion, Anacostia, public to be given
opportunity to observe regular work
ing day.
7 to 11 p.m.—Naval Observatory.
Admission by card, obtained from
chief clerk of observatory, to view
stars, if weather is favorable,
through big telescopes.
7:30 p.m.—Mayflower Hotel, Chi
nese room and ballrooms, annual
Navy Day banquet, with Lt. Gen
J. Lawton Collins, deputy chief of
r of the Army, principal speaker. '
Holdup Man Returns
After 2 Weeks, Gets
Another Six Dollars
A holdup man who took $16
from the Vogue Cleaners, 500
Twelfth street N.E., two weeks
ago, returned last night to take
another $6, Israel Finkelstein
reported to police.
Mr. Finkelstein chased the
man last nighl, he told police,
but, failed to capture him. He
said he was certain it was the
same colored man who held up
his store at the same hour on
Saturday night two weeks ago.
SEC's Return Delayed
At Least 2 Months
By Space Problem
The Securities and Exchange
Commission will be delayed at least
two months in making its scheduled
transfer back here from wartime
quarters in Philadelphia, it was
learned yesterday.
Public Building Administration of
ficials said difficulty in rearranging
Government office space is the cause
of the delay. At least five other
agencies are affected in the same
way, it was said.
Earlier, it was announced that
eight Federal agencies, including
the SEC, would start coming back
this month or later. SEC had
planned making the transfer at the
end of October but officials now
explain the move has been post
poned until the latter part of De
SEC is to be housed in RFC An
nex No. 1 at 131 Indiana avenue
and Annex No. 2 at 425 Second
street N.W. The buildings are ad
Three of the out-of-town agen- ;
cies, Interior's Indian Affairs Serv
ice, the National Park Service and
Fish and Wildlife Service moved
back here this month from Chicago.
PBA officials are now turning their
attention to finding convenient of
fice space for the other agencies.
The Civil Service's fourth regional
office, which now is in Winston
Salem, N. C., will start moving here
in December,' instead of November.
The agency probably will be housed
in a temporary structure on Inde
pendence Avenue.
The Veterans' Administration's
actuarial office and the Bureau, of
Employes' Compensation, both in;
New York, also will be delayed. The
former may be able to start its move
the latter part of November but it
isn't likely that the Compensation1
Bureau will be transferred before
March, 1942.
Another move postponed until
spring is that of the Immigration ■
and Naturalization Service. Under
earlier plans its was proposed to
quarter the- service at Buzzard's;
Point sometime in December. It is
now in Philadelphia.
The PBA explained it takes time
to allocate Government office space
in Washington because of constant
ly changing factors. Present and
future reductions in office forces
and space requirements must be
taken into consideration. About.
4.000 employes are estimated in the
current program of transfers to
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5 Arrested as Drunk
Are Sent to Gallinger
The new policy of keeping intoxi
cated persons overnight at Gallinger
Hospital when taken there by police,
worked smoothly last night when
five such cases were received. Four j
patients also were accepted from
private sources for treatment of
apparent alcoholism, hospital au-|
thorities reported.
On the previous Saturday night
police took only one intoxicated per
son to the hospital. The five taken
there last night for observation
under the new "police clinic" plan
were held, instead of being returned
to the precinct stations, as was done
in the past after examination by
hospital doctors.
The "police clinic" arrangement
went into effect last Wednesday and
the first real test came last night,
the first Saturday. Police Supt.
Robert J. Barrett visited the hospi
tal for about half an hour last night
and observed the treatment of an !
intoxicated person brought in by !
a police patrol car. *
At midnight, approximately 83
persons were being held on drunk-1
enness charges at precinct stations j
throughout the city.
Dr. William C. Hurlv, night ad- !
mitting physician at the hospital,'
said that "to be on the safe side" |
the hospital decided to keep for
overnight observation all the five!
cases received from the police, as
well as the other four.
Man Hurt as Car Plunges
Into Takoma Playground
Injured when his automobile
plunged over an embankment and
landed on Its side in Takoma Play
ground, Marvin Turner, 27, cf 59
New York avenue N.E.. was taken
to Casualty Hospital late last night
in critical condition.
Police said the car Mr. Turner
was driving overshot a dead-end
street and crashed down a li'-ioot
embankment at Fourth ar.d Sheridan
streets N.W. A passenger in the car,
Alfred DeAgro, jr., 16, of 306 Green
wood avenue, Takoma Park, was
Coverlet Owned
By Louis XVI
To Go on Display
A coverlet said to ha,ve belonged
to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
is included in a collection at an
tiques going on display today at the
Hotel Statler under auspices of
Mrs. John Freeman Brown, who is;
conducting her fourth antiques ex
position here.
The exhibits include glassware,;
china, silver, porcelains, furniture/
fans, dolls, canes, paperweights,
guns and jewelry. Antiques will be
exhibited by dealers from 14 States.
Hours for the show today are 1
p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For the next
five days, hours are 11 a.m. to 10:30
Flower arrangements at the show:
are sponsored by the Garden Clubs,
of Washington. Maryland and Vir-j
ginia, according to Mrs. Brown.
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Tunc to Station
WMAL at 10:45
o'clock tonight for
this story.
The three little girls shown here with their parents like the piano
playing of Miss Marie Levering, the music director at Friendship House.
A few years ago, they were living in a cellar while bombs fell around
them in Budapest. Once, the Nazis dragged their father and mother
away to, a concentration camp, but Mr. and Mrs. Reed escaped during
the heavy shelling. Finally, they got to America: First, Mrs. Reed and
6-year-old Jane; a year later, Mr. Reed and Carol, 10, and Ruth, 9.
The rooming house where they lived in Washington had no yard for
the girls to play in. They didn't know any American children. They were
soon to start school for the first time in their lives. Then Mrs. Reed learned
about Friendship House—a Community Chest agency nearby.
The girls attended the last few weeks of summer school there. Skipping
rope with the neighborhood children, singing around the piano, drawing
and modeling clay, they began to forget their strangeness. America became
home to them.
Jane, who had known little but flight, short rations, bombings and fear
before in her life, could sit quietly at Christ Child Farm for Convalescent Chil
dren and listen to a story.
While she and her mother were here alone, she contracted a severe strep
throat. The doctor recommended she be sent to the farm to get well. Jane hadn't
got used to eating regularly. She wanted only fried eggs and potatoes. But at
the farm, everybody cleared his plate. Soon Jane did, too. In three months she
was well again.
Besides getting nursing care, Jane started her schooling at the farm, under
the tutor there. Her Hungarian took on a quaint English accent.
Mrs. Reed was working, but all the money she could spare was going to
Jane's father and sisters overseas. Even so, they often were without food; some
times, without a place to stay.
Your contributions to the Community Chest help to make sure that Christ
Child Farm is ready to help sick children who need medical supervision and
fresh air and sunshine. And that the door of Friendship House is open to chil
dren whose only "front yard" is the city street.
Give freely—it's your once-a-year chance. —Star Staff Photos.
Fay Plans Conference
Tomorrow on Bill to
Curb Sex Offenses
Preparation of a bill to curb sex
offenses against children will be
discussed at à conference tomorrow
between United States Attorney
George Morris Fay and Assistant
United States Attorney Sidney
Sachs. The conference will be an
other step .toward drafting a meas
ure for presentation to Congress by
next January, Mr. Fay announced
last night.
Mr. Fay has conferred with "au
thorities in medicine, police work,
prison administration and other re
lated fields, including Dr. Winfred
Overholser, superindendent of St,
Elizabeths Hospital. He also has
sought suggestions from members
of the District bar.
The United States Attorney said
he has set aside special time for
exclusive study of the problem and
that tomorrow's conference will last
several hourse. Mr. Sachs was as
signed some time ago by Mr. Fay
to specialize in a study of the
Need New Statute. ,
"We need a new statute," Mr.
Faye declared, "to strengthen the
authority of law over many types
of perversion cases."
It is certain that much higher
penalties for such offenses will be
provided in the proposed legislation,
he added.
The new bill probably will not be
ready far presentation to the
special session of Congress which
meets November 17, Mr. Fay said,
out he is confident it can be com
pleted for consideration by the
regular session in January.
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Capitol, it undoubtedly will meet
with fa'vor in Congress, James #R.
Kirkland, Senate District Commit
tee counsel, predicted last night.
» To Get Speedy Action.
The sex offenders bill will be one
of at least two which should have
no difficulty in getting speedy con
sideration Mr. Kirklana believes.
The other bill will be the proposal
to authorize sending prisoners to
hospitals for treatmemt when
The special session is expected to
bring early committee consideration
of the long pending issue of self
government and reorganization of
the District government,
Chairman Auchincloss of the
House District subcommittee on
Home Rule and Reorganization pre
dicted that his group would be called
into session as soon as possible
after its members arrive here for
the session next month. The group
will have before it the elaborate
"preliminary report" prepared by
Mr. Auchincloss and his committee
staff. Contents of the report have
nor, been disclosed.
Chairman Auchincloss conferred
yesterday with Chairman Dirksen of
the House District Committee. They
laid out a program for action that
includes plans for a report by the
subcommittee to the full House Dis
trict Committee and drafting a biH
to be introduced in the regular
session of Congress in January,
Public hearings οή the bill will be
held next year, they said.
Saturday Parking Ban
Violations Decrease
Fewer than 200 parking tickets
were issued by police yesterday for
violation of the new Saturday down
town parking ban, Traffic Depart
ment officers said last night.
They estimated that violations
were a*bout 10 per cent of the total
restricted spaces, a great reduction
in the number of violaters that have
been served only with warning no
tices for the last two Saturdays.
The success of the new regulation
was due in large part, police said,
to the wide publicity that -news
papers have given the change.
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D. C. Jurists and Architects Tour Courthouse
In New York for Ideas on Structure Here
By Harold Β. Rogers
Star Staff Correspondent ^
NEW YORK, Oct. 25.—An inspec
tion tour of the 30-story United
States Courthouse here by a group
of jurists and architects from
Washington may result in embody
ing in the new Federal building in
ι the Capital facilities for safer cus
! tody of prisoners and better work
ing conditions for the judiciary,
lawyers and public.
Several features of the modern
New York structure were found so
desirable they may be incorporated
with adaptations to the Washing
ton building. Some faults in the
New York building were found how
ever, even by its users. These dif
ficulties pointed the way ίο ' plan
ners to avoid such mistakes in
Important among the proposed
plans for workability in the new
courthouse in the Capital are ex
pected to be:
1. Adequate accommodations for
jurors while waiting call to duty.
2. Acoustic treatment and public
address systems to avoid present
difficulty in hearing testimony.
Courtroom Redesign.
3. Redesign of the working part
of the courtroom. This would change
tne seating and arrangement of the
witness box, jury box, and official
court reporter. In each .courtroom
a new press box is to be included.
The group from Washington plans
to get together soon ,to go over the
findings here, with a view to per
fecting plans.
The delegation included: As
sociate Justice Harold M. Stephens
of the United States Court of Ap
peals, Chief Justice Bolitha J. Laws
and Associate Justice James M.
I Proctor of District Court, Gilbert
Stanley unaerwooa, supervising
architect of the Public Buildings
! Administration; James M. Lowe, de
sign architect of ΡΒή, and Louis
j Justement of Washington, contract
architect for the courthouse.
Escorted By Judge.
The group was escorted through
the courthouse here by Judge John
C. Knox, senior jurist of the Fed
eral Court for the Southern Dis
trict of New York.
Provisions in the New York build
ing to handle prisoners with greater
safety were found so practical they
probably will be used in Washington
to correct conditions which Chief
Justice Laws repeatedly has char
acterized as dangerous.
Prisoners are brought to the New
York Courthouse in vans and driven
into an enclosure on the ground
; floor inside the building. A steel
door is closed behind the vans, be
fore the vehicle doors are opened,
and the prisoners taken by deputy
marshals through corridors to ceil
Private elevators lift the prisoners
to courtroom floors above, and the
accused are brought to court through
private passageways, without ex
posure in public corridors and with
out contact with the public.
Never Lost Prisoner.
"We have never lost a prisoner
here." United States Marshal James
E. Mulcahy said as he pointed to
features of the escape-proof system.'
Justice Laws was impressed with
the superiority of the system over
the practice of walking handcuffed
criminals through the streets of
Furthermore, Justice Laws said, it
is being suggested that the United
States commissioner in Washington
be required to hold hearings inside
the new courthouse, instead of in his
office, which is several blocks distant
from the courthouse.
The Washington group visited the
office of the United States commis
sioner here, on the ground, floor of
the courthouse not far from the cell
blocks. While the United States
commissioner in Washington is not
a full-time official, but a committing
Offices With Phones
Suggested for Jurors
In New Courthouse
By α Staff Correspondent of The Star
NEW YORK. Oct. 25.—Pri
vate rooms for businessmen on
jury duty to help them carry
on some of their affairs while
awaiting jury call in the pros
pectivè new Federal courthouse
are recommended by Chief Jus
tice Bolitha J. Laws of District
Court as means of making such
public duty more attractive.
Telephones, the Jurist thinks,
should be provided for all wait
ing jurors. Radio sets, paid
for by civic or business organi
zations, but not by tax money,
would be a practical means of
helping to reduce the resistance
of citizens to jury duty, Justice
Laws believes.
magistrate, Justice Laws said he felt
a commissioner's hearing room in the
new Washington courthouse would
be a "very important feature."
Quarters for Other Officials.
Other officials and groups which
may be given quarters inside the
Washington courthouse are the ref
eree in bankruptcy, the Jury Com
mission, the Committee on Ad
missions and Grievances and official
court reporter.
Washington jurists were pleased
with the jury accommodations they
saw here. They visited a large room
where persons called for the jury
panel gather. Judge Knox explained
that court attaches select those who
hope to be excused and place them
in several rows of seats before a
judge's bench, ready for the jurist
to act on their pleas for exemption
from duty.
The rest of the panel, in what is
called here the "jury pool," remains
in the other part of the large room
equipped with chairs and tables. The
eligible jurors, not excused, thus have
a comfortable place to wait until
they are called, Judge Knox ex
Justice Stephens expressed gratifi
cation over what he said was the
earnest effort of the architects to
study needs of the court and com
bine utility with beauty of design.
Sacrificed Efficiency.
Too much emphasis, Justice Ste
phens said, had been placed by
architects in the past on the monu
mental character of a court buildi +
while sacrificing the structure s
"functioning efficiency." .
Arrangements should be conven
ient and practical, he recommended,
so the building will be practical as a
workshop, and still have dignity.
The two features are not incompati
ble, he said. .
Mr. Justement, carrying a big
folder of preliminary studies, ex
plained that the inside of the build
ing .is being planned first, for its
needs, and these plans then will be
fittted into the structure, and the
outside will be planned later.
Supervising Architect Underwood
pointed out that acoustical and air
conditioning treatment throughout
is recommended. Judges' seats will
be high enough for them easily to
see the witness, and all attorneys
on both sides.
Loudspeaker Equipment.
Loudspeaker equipment to amp
lify the voices of reluctant, or soft
spoken. witnesses will be installed
so that the court clerk can regulate
the volume from Ms desk in front
of the judges' bench.
The witness boxes on either side
of the judge will be arranged higher
and at an angle, so the witness can
be seen more easily by all partici
pants. The witness box will be
equipped with a kind of shejf, about
20 inches wide for handling ex
Adequate space will be provided
for counsel passing back and forth
before the jury and before the wit
ness. Judge Knox pointed to one
courtroom where not enough space
had been left for this purpose when
the official court reporter had to be
placed close to the witness box.
A lectern, or movable stand for
counsel will be provided, so counsel
may rest papers at any place in the
courtroom desired by counsel and
judge, preferable farther from the
witness to enocurage the witness to
speak up. ·
Feature "Vitally Important."
This feature and amplification of
witnesses' voices was declared by
Justice Laws to be "vitally impor
The ample library in the New
York courthouse impressed the vis
itors. The question of whether the
District Bar library will be housed
in the new Washington courthouse
still is an open question, Justice
Laws said.
Another question is whether to
have a cafeteria in the new struc-;
ture. There is some opposition to
a cafeteria. Some cafeteria facili-i
ties in the New^York building had
been abandoned, Judge Knox ex
plained, for lack of patronage, but
special service was provided at
Auto Clubs to Hold
Hemisphere Parley
Delegates from 19 countries will
gather here this week for the
seventh annual general assembly of
the Inter-American Federation of
Automobile Clubs beginning Thurs
day at the Pan American Union.
Senator Brewster, Republican, of
Maine, a vice president of the
American Automobile Association,
will be the featured speaker at the
three-day meeting it was announced
; The delegates will be welcomed
by Commissioner John Russell
[ Young on Thursday and will be re
ceived by President Truman at the
White House on Friday.
Major subjects for consideration
by the assembly are relaxation of
travel restrictions in the Americas,
completion of the Pan American
.highway, and development of tour
ist services throughout the Western
Hemisphere. Senator Brewster is
expected to speak on the legisla
tion planned in this country to ease
travel restrictions.
The meeting will close with a
banquet at the Mayflower Hotel
Saturday night, to be attended by
members of the Latin American
diplomatic corps and officials of the
Pan American Union and the State
Montgomery Health Unit
Plans Radio Discussion
Montgomery County health con
ditions and operations of the Pub
lic Health lay Council of the county
will be discussed in radio talks at
4 p.m. Tuesday over radio station
WBBC, Bethesda, Md.
Mrs. W. W. Hinckley of Gaithers
burg, Md., president of the council,
I and Mrs. W-. N. Morell, Chevy Chase,
a member of the Board of Directors
of the Montgomery County Com
;inunity Chest, will speak. The Fro
lic Health Lay Council is an r
of the Montgomery Counfy (.
munity Chest. ✓
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Halloween Dance Arranged
A Halloween dance will be given
by the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire
Department Friday from 10 pjn. to
1 a.m. at the Silver Spring armory.
Constitution Avenue
Underpass Hearing
Set for Wednesday
A proposal to build a traffic under
pass at Pennsylvania and Constitu
tion avenues near Fourth street -hV-L.
will be discussed in a public meeting
at the District Building at 10 a.m.
The hearing will be conducted by
the Commissioners and the Public
Utilities Commission sitting as a
joint board, since the project would
affèct both motorists and streetcars.
The chief point as issue, it was said,
is whether tCmake the underpass on
Pennsylvania avenue, thus preserv
ing the parade route along Consti
tution avenue, or on Constitution,
thus preserving the route of the
Presidents from the Capitol to the
White House.
An underpass for one of the two
thoroughfares has been f.uggested
many times to relieve the rush hour
congestion at the intersection.
The utilities commission also will
hold a public hearing at the District
Building board room at 10 a m. to
morrow to discuss the return ο Γ
prewar bus routes from upper Con
necticut avenue, Petworth and other
outlying areas to the downtown
busine^t section.
The hearing has been requested by
many bus riders and downtown store
owners, who complain that they are
being seriously inconvenienced by
the shorter routes, which were adopt
ed during the w*r to relieve down
town congestion.
Girl, 8, is Fatally injured
When Struck by Taxicab
An 8-year-old colored girl died In
Children's Hospital last night, two
hours after she was struck by a
taxicab in the 1900 block of First
street N.W.
The child, Dorothy Mosby, 150
Thomas street N.W., was the 60th
traffic victim of the year here. At
this time last year, there had been
50 District traffic victims.
Police said the girl was struck by
a taxicab driven by Edward W.
Chaillet, sr., 56, of 328 Raleigh street
S.E., as she ran from between two
parked cars shortly after 8 p.m.
Chaillet was held for action by
the coroner, police reported.
Child Is Poisoned
By Nicotine in
Home Accident
A child who suffered nicotine poi
soning when a substance intended
for use on chickens was rubbed into
her scalp, was among 92 per
sons treated at hospitals last week
for home accicients, the Red Cross
Accident Prevention Service report
ed yesterday.
The child's mother applied the
medication by mistake, the Red
Cross said. Nicotine in the sub
stance was absorbed through the
scalp and the child, a 1'2-year-old
girl, was taken to the hospital in a
state of collapse.
Home accidents brought death to
11 persons—nine adults who died
after falls and two infants who
suffocated. This brought the total
fatalities for the year to 187.
Two children were victims of
wringer accidents, one receiving a
frecturcd hand. A 2-yetr-old child
crurhsd a finger in c'cor.
while a 1-year-old chii ! pui::d over
a telephone stand, knocking a tooth
deep Into the gum. An exploding
gas stove caused bums to a middle
aged woman and a 1-year-old girl
pulled hot chocolate off a table,
burning herself on the face and
May Fill Chest
Quota by Nov. 12
Treasury Section
First to Report
Reaching Goal
Indications that the Government
Unit of the Community Cheet Fed
eration Campaign organization may
raise its entire quota of $1,357,800 by
November 12—the first report date of
the drive—were reported yesterday.
The· campaign seeks to oversub
scribe a total goal of $3,900,000 for
125 Red Feather agencies In tht
Washington area.
Undersecretary of the Navy. W.
John Kenney, who is chairman of
the Government Unit, said that
"signs of a good organization and
a spirit of optimism which I have
noticed since our ciganization
started its campaigning last Wednes
day have influenced me to raise my
May Get 100 Pet.
"I did think that we might be
able to get in 50 per cent of our
$1,357,800 quota by the first report
day. Now I think we ought to be
able to get in 100 per cent."
Mr. Kenney noted that the first
report of a Treasury Department
section reaching its quota came
yesterday from Miss Agnes M.
Holland, chairman of the campaign
in the office of administrative
services. s
Ε. uourtianat parser, rnairmaii
of the Special Gift Unit, 'lad praise
for the teams working with Assist
ant Secretary of Commerce David
Κ. E. Bruce, who reports gifts from
598 persons in the higher-paid
Government jobs.
Campaign Rallies Set.
Mr. Parker said the first few re
ports of the unit show that the
number of increased gifts is about
two and a half times the number
that have been decreased this year!
Business Unit II and three subur
ban units of Prince Georges, Ar
lington and Montgomery Counties
will hold special final instruction
meetings this week. Other rallies
and meetings are scheduled as
follows :
Col. Sidney F. Mashbir, chairman
of the decorations and awards
branch of the Adjutant General's
Department, will address his cam
paign workers at 9:30 a.m. at the
Prank Bentley, special assistant
to the administrator for personnel
and chairman of the Veterans' Ad
ministration campaign, will address
his volunteers at 1:45 p.m. at the
VA Building, Vermont avenue and
H street N.W.
William M. Werber will distribute
campaign pledge cards to the Prince
Georges County Unit section chair
rmsrt.at a "kick-off" Dutch treat
dinner VU 6:30 p.m. at Varsity Grill,
Colleee i">ark.
Tariff Commission Chairman
Oscar B. Ryder will address his vol
unteers at noon at the Commission
Building, Eighth and Ε streets N.W.
George P. Marshall, owner of the
Washington Redskins, will spe^k be
fore 150 volunteers of Business Unit /
II at 12:15 p.m. at a "kick-off^#
Dutch treat luncheon at the .An
napolis Hotel.
Special gifts volunteers report
progress to their chairman at 12:30
p.m. at the Burlington Hotel.
Mrs. Fontaine Bradley, chairman
of District 15, Region I, of the
Residential Unit, will instruct her
volunteers at 3 p.m. at the Florence
Crittenton Home. A tour of the
home, will follow.
Personnel of the Potomac River
Naval Command, under the com
mandant, Admiral Glenn B. Davis,.
campaign chairman, meet for an in
struction rally at 10 a.m. at the
Naval Gun Factory.
Mrs. Edward Bacon, chairman of »
District II, Region I ol the Resi
dential Unit, will take her volun
teers on a tour of Georgetown
House, 32^4 Ν street N.W., at 2:30
P.m. »
Mrs. M. M. Weaver, chairman of
the apartment area, meets with her
volunteers at 8 p.m. at Buckingham
Community Center for instructions
and a talk by the Arlington County
Unit chairman, Edmund D. Camp
War Assets campaigners will see
the campaign film, "The Red
Feather" and get final instructions
at meetings at 11 and 11:30 a.m.
at the Social Security Building,
Third street and Independence ave
nue S.W.
Special Gifts Unit volunteers will
report at 12:15 p.m. at the Burling
ton Hotel. ^
Mrs. P. Landon Banfield, Mont
gomery County Unit chairman,
meeus iur a is.uis.-uii luiwueuii wuri
volunteers oi Area II, Bethesda
Chevy Chase, under the area chair
man, Mrs. Benjamin Powell, for a
pep rally, at 12:30 p.m. at Kenwcod
Country Club.
Federal Security Administrator
Oscar Ewing will address his volun
teers at 2:30 p.m. at the agency
National Guard Bureau.
Volunteers in the National Guard
Bureau will assemble for a cam
paign meeting at 4 p.m. at the
Office of the Chief of Staff at the
: Pentagon.
Mrs. J. Edgar Murdock, chairman
of Section 12, Region I, Residential
Unit, meets with her group at 8
pjn. at the Palisades Field House,
Dana and Sherrier place N.W.
Mrs. William B. Kuhna, chairman
I of Region III, Residential Unit.
I will give final instructions to her
workers at 8 p.m. at Friendship
' House, 619 D street S.E. A tour will
follow. , , ,
Raymond M. Foley, chairman of
the Housing and Home Finance
Agency, and chairman of his por
tion of the Government Unit, will
meet with his campaigners at 11
ajni. at 1001 Vermont avenue N.W,
Red Cross Secretary Named
Appointment of Harry L. Wilbur
as executive secretary of the Fair
fax County Red Cross Chapter was
announced yesterday by Mrs. David
L. Vring. chapter chairman
Mr. Wilbur succeeds Miss Rebecca
Glenn, who has been transferred
to the eastern area office of th«
Red Cross.

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