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WASHINGTON, D. C. ^ [jV ^ClJvUlTlQ ^A-W-X MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1947 Stores Ask PUC For Restoration Of 4 Bus Lines Proposal for Service To 7th Street Opposed By Transit Company Proposed restoration of prewar downtown bus service on four Cap ital Transit Co. lines to serve the Seventh street shopping area was opposed and defended today in a hearing before the Public Utilities Commission. The change was asked by spokes men for three Stores—Lansburgh's, the Hecht Co. and Kann’s. It was opposed by the Capital Transit Co., which claimed the restoration would be too expensive and was unjustified. Citizens’ associations were divided on the issue. Mark Lansburgh, principal spokes man for the stores, said the piewar service was needed because of com plaints from customers and em ployes. He said it was inconveinem and worked a. physical hardship on them to be obliged to change, trans fer or walk to the stores. Abandoned in Wartime. According to the plan, the lines from Connecticut avenue, Sixteenth street. Chillum and Petworth'which now run into the Thiteenth street gnd Pennsylvania avenue bus term inal would resume their prewar routes along E street N.W. toward the Seventh street area. The routes were abandoned partly because of wartime shortages. Mr. Lansburgh said the store's 2.000 employes during the coming Christmas season would be handi capped by the present route. But, he told the commission, in the case of customers "we know that many of them definitely will not deal with us when it is more convenient to shop where through buses still operate.'’ "If the Christmas and the year round business is handicapped by failure to get satisfactory trans portation service." he asserted, "decentralization will undoubtedly eventuate in our section of the downtown business section of Wash ington as it already has in some other cities.” Wage Cost Cited. E. D. Merrill, transit company nresident, said the company al ready was faced with the possi bility of increased labor cost as the plea of the transit workers’ union for higher wages how is be fore an arbitration committee for decision. Estimates of net income for the 12 months ending September 30, 1948, show an income of something like $34,000. This, he said, “is manifestly inadequate to support the operation with reasonable credit.” He told the commission that it was “vitally necessary to save all possible mileage in order to mini mize the necessity for increased fares.” At the recently .concluded transit wage hearings, the company an nounced it would ask a raise in fare from the present 10 cents to 15 cents. 231,800 Miles a Year Involved. The. restored wartime downtown E street routes on the four lines would add 231,800 miles a year, the commission was told by Dean J. Locke, Transit Co. engineer. The operation, if extensions were granted, would require 34 additional buses and 24 additional bus opera tors, Mr. Locke said, adding that the company already is short of oper ators. "The annual additional out-of pocket costs,” he estimated, "would be approximately $85,279, while the full cost including fixed charges on the additional investment would be $216,554 annually. Mr. Locke expressed the belief that the Seventh street shopping area is conveniently and adequately served tby the lines of its system. Direct through service to this Seventh street area was provided for 67.2 per cent of all the people who enter the downtown area. Citizens’ Spokesmen Testify. Harvey O. Craver, president of the Petworth Citizens' Association, and George A. Corbin of the Manor Park Citizens' Association asked that *7 the lines serving their, area con tinue to run into the bus terminal at Thirteenth street and Pennsyl =, • vania avenue. Among those asking for the restoration of the routes were Charles Lovejoy of the Motor Ve hicle Parking Agency, who said it would relieve automobile parking congestion; Mrs. Ernest W. Howard of the Columbia Heights Citizens’ Association. Harry C. Grove, presi . dent, and David Babp, an official of the Connecticut Avenue Citizens’ Association; John B. Dickman, jr., of Cleveland Park Citizens’ Asso ciation. Police Inspector Arthur Miller of the traffic division estimated that the change would “not be too much 7 of a problem," although it would add to-the traffic on E street, Pennsylvanians to Dance The Pennsylvania State Society will hold its opening formal dance of the season at 10 p.m. Friday at the Shoreham Hotel, it was an nounced. Senator Myers, Democrat Is president of the society. MODERN FOREST FIRE FIGHTING METHODS—Using a two-way radio, John M. Shortall, a towerman and tree supervisor, reports smoke which he has just spotted along the edge of an alidade from atop a lookout tower at Long Hill, Md. He’s in contact with “roving patrols” and with the chief dispatching center for the District at Laurel. The radio call is received in the District No. 2 office of the Mary land State Department of Forestry at 368 Main street, Laurel. Henry W. Schlosser, jr. (left), senior supervisor for the area, plots the loca tion of the smoke while A. J. Pickall, district forester, and Mrs. Mary Fisher, who is keeping the log, use the radio. They will, if necessary, dispatch additional firfe fighters to augment th$ "roving patrol.” — ♦-—— f With little delay, the patrol crew is on the job. George Klug (left), a crew leader, uses an Indian hand pump to extinguish the small blaze, the result of a carelessly-tossed cigarette. Lawrence Rembold, a forest guard, reports back to headquarters that “all is under control.” —Star Staff Photos. Arlington Grand Jury Is Offered Evidence From Gambling Raid Judge Walter T. McCarthy today told an Arlington County grand jury investigating rumors of collusion be-1 tween gamblers and police that evidence seized in a recent gambling raid -would be made available to the jury if requested. Judge McCarthy’s statement, made as the jury convened for the fourth day of the investigation, was. in answer to a request of the jury that it be permitted to examine the evidence taken* in a raid on the home of Russell ‘‘Peanuts’’ Scheele. Scheele was convicted Friday in County Court, of operating a lottery and taking bets on horses. He was sentenced to five months in jail and fined $750. Decision Not Final. Judge McCarthy pointed out that the evidence must remain in the custody of officials because the de cision in the Scheele case is not final He said the evidence will be exhibited to the jury by the clerk of the court, if and when the jury asks to see it. Sergt. Lynn Smith, Arlington po liceman, W'as the first witness called by the grand jury this morning. He Ls the 16th person to testify before the six-man investigating group. Seventeen witnesses. Including 14 policemen, have yet to testify. One i of these, Detective William West.,, is j recovering from an operation and was not in court today. Of the other witnesses, all but one have been located by the sheriffs office. The missing witness was identified in the summons only as ‘‘Mitchell'’ and the sheriffs office said the jury would be asked to fur nish a more complete description. Dugan First Witness. The grand jury investigation was ordered last Monday by Judge Mc Carthy at the request of County Board Member Daniel A. Dugan, who was the first witness before the jury. After hearing Mr. Dugan the jury adjourned until Thursday. It met again on Friday and recessed until this morning. In a letter to the judge, Mr. Dugan had requested that the investigation cover circumstances surrounding the; Scheele raid. That raid was made) on information furnished by W. R. Smith, a former county pouceman who is one of the witnesses. Man Jailed for Stealing j Wallet From Sleeping Sailor ; Charged with filching a wallet from a man sleeping in an auto i mobile and tampering with another parked car, Lewis Abel Allen, of the: 1300 block of Neal place N.W, was sentenced to 180 days in District; •Jail today. . ' Allen, 20, coldred, was sentenced; : by Judge Walter J. Casey on the: testimony of a policeman and a Naval Air Station sailor. The sailor, Travis L. Greer, said his wallet was missing when he j awoke from a nap in his parked car in the 1100 block of New York avenue N.W. At about that time Pvt, Joseph Bonaccorsy approached | him with Allen and the missing wallet containing $2. Pvt. Bonapcorsy said he arrested Allen nearby where he saw the man ! reaching into another car and ‘ manipulating the door latches. Dr. Werner to Give Talk Dr. Hazen G. Werner, professor at Drew University, Madison, N. J., will speak at the fall rally of the Meth odist Union to be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Foundry Methodist I Church, it was announced today. Dr. Werner is a member of the board of evangelism of the Method ist Church. Woman Jailed on Drunk Charge Dies at New Alcoholic Clinic A 20-year-old woman died at Gal linger Hospital early today after being sent there yesterday by police for observation at the new alcoholic I clinic. The woman, identified as Martha Jones, alias Blanche Jones, colored, j of the 900 block of W street N.W., | was arrested at 3 a.m. Friday and j charged with being drunk, police said. She was taken to Gallinger Hospital for observation at 2:15 p.m. Fridav according to police. 1 District Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald said the death was due to a cerebral hemorrage. He issued a certificate of accidental death following an autopsy today. She was one of 16 persons brought to Gallinger Hospital over the week i end by police for observation. Police arrested 270 persons dur ing that time on suspicion of in toxication. The clinic began operation last Wednesday under an arrangement I between hospital authorities and the police department as a means of providing a closer check on possible injuries or illness of per sons arrested on drunkenness charges. The number brought to the hos pital Saturday and yesterday, and kept there at least overnight, was considerably more than the num ber taken to the hospital during the previous week end, hospital officials said. ' | They did not have immediate | totals, but said that from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday police brought ! in five persons for overnight ob I servation as compared with only 'one during the corresponding hours the week before. . Police said the 270 arrested on drunkenness charges over the week end was “about average.” Police were informed that none of the 16 cases was considered serious. r * Historical Records Put in Cornerstone Of St. Paul’s Church Members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church yesterday held a cornerstone laying ceremony for their new bulld og on K street between Twenty 'ourth and Twenty-fifth streets ^.W. Ground breaking ceremonies vere held last January. The congregation, assembling at :he site following services at St. rhomas’ Episcopal Church, placed ,-arious objects in the cornerstone. Among them was a copy of the parish record, dated February, 1903; a picture of the old St. Paul’s Church at 917 Twenty-third street N.W., which was tom down ini 1945 to make way for the new; Seorge Washington University Hos pital, and a copy of the parish his-, tory. The Rev. Arlington A. McCallum,; rector, and the Rev. G. B. Kinkead| af New York, former assistant rec tor of the church, were in charge of the cornerstone ceremonies. Twenty-five members of the choir, led by Russell Hinds, sang. St. Paul’s Church was formed in 1866 as a mission. A year later the parish was organized and the first rector was the Rev. Augustus Jack son. Its first church was built in 1868 at a cost of $10,000. One of its five rectors was the late Right Rev. Alfred Harding, sec ond Bishop of Washington. Mr. McCallum, the fifth rector, has been pastor of the congregation since 1924. - : f - 1 ' Founder Is Honored By Girl Scout Week The fashion this week for Wash ington's younger set will be the green and yellow of the Girl Scout uniform as hundreds of teen-agers over the city observe National Girl Scout Week. Timed in honor of the late Mrs. Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, whose birthday falls on Oc tober 31, each day throughout the week emphasizes a separate phase of the Girl Scout program. Girls wearing their uniforms ap peared in churches yesterday in ob servance of Girl Scout Sunday and preachers noted the aims of the or ganization in their sermons. On a special broadcast yesterday over sta tion WTOP, Charles Luckman, chairman of the President’s Citizens’ Food Committee, received the pledges of Girl Scouts to support the National food conservation program. Today is Homemaking Day, and the remainder of the week will be devoted consecutively to Citizenship Day, Health and Safety Day, Inter national Friendship Day, Arts and Crafts and Out-of-Doors Day. Members of the Associate Board of Girl Scouts will gather for a "Girl Scout at Home” tea at 3 p.m. Wed nesday at the Washington head quarters, 1712 N street N.W. On Thursday, Mrs. Gilbert G. Emerson will be guest speaker at an international party in the head quarters at 6 p.m. Mrs. Emerson is chairman of Girl Scout Dis trict II and was the United States representative of the Girk Scouts last summer at the International Encampment in Adelboden, Switzer land. 100 Adventists Attend Publishing Conference One hundred delegates represent ing 20 Eastern States are attend ing the Seventh-Day Adventist regional publishing convention be ing held at the Takoma Park Sev enth-Day Adventist Church. The conference will extend through Thursday. W. T. Elliott of Takoma Park, who directs Adventist publishing throughout the world, said the sale of literature published by the Re view and Herald Publishing Associ ation, amounted to approximately $3,000,000 in 1946, or triple that of the last prewar year. District C. U. Graduates To Attend Alumni Rally A delegation of District graduates of Catholic University will attend the annual reunion of the Alumni Association November 22 and 23 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. National Secretary John Scnroeder announced today. In addition to the general re union meetings, various organiza tions of university graduates will hold separate meetings. Takoma Party Saturday The Takoma Park Chamber of Commerce will give its first hal loween party from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The area on Laurel ave nue from Eastern avenue to Carroll avenue will be roped off. 4 Maryland Fire Fighters Guard Against'Another Bar Harbor' Forest fire fighters over Mary land are standing by to prevent any disaster similar to the Bar Harbor (Me.l fire as the drought continued today with little hope of rain in the near future for the Dis trict area. Maryland woodlands are "very dry,” State forestry officials stated. An order banning fires of any j sort in State parks, such as picnic fires, was issued yesterday by H. C. Buckingham, Maryland State for ester. A State law' makes it unlaw ful to burn trash or brush except from 4 p.m. to midnight. At no time is uncontrolled burning per missible. State officials said that lack of wind and heavy fogs in the morn ings has been some help in keeping the situation under control. Rain This Week Unlikely. The Weather Bureau said there was only an outside chance of rain this week. Some rain was reported in the Mississippi Valley but it was probable it would not move toward the District area. For the District the forecast was sunny and warm today with the temperature rising to 78 degrees in the afternoon. . Tonight will be clear W'ith a low of 60 degrees. To morrow will be continued clear and warm. In spite of the dry weather brush fires in the District and nearby areas < were “exceptionally light” over the week end. Twelve minor blazes W’ere put out by the District Fire Department, while Prince Georges County, Arlington County auu muAauuiia i vpui wu a vuuai ui less than a c|ozen. A dozen scattered fires in Western Maryland counties were reported out or under control. There has been no rain in the District since September 26 except for .02 of an inch that fell 10 days ago. The longest stretch of consecu tive rainless days in the District was in 1901. It was 28 days. Dryest October on Record. This is the dryest October in the District on record. In 1874 only .29 of an inch fell, and in 1930 .28 of an inch was recorded. A Weather Bureau official in Richmond said he believed the for ests of Northern Virginia were still too green to be in great danger. In the southern part of the State, how ever, two fires have burned out a total of 350 acres. One was in the Dismal Swamp area and the other was between Portsmouth and Suf folk. Well over one-third of Maryland’s area is forest and woodlands. According to records of the Mary land State Department of Forestry, the office in charge of preservation of these wooded areas, more than one-third of the total forest acre age in Maryland—871.000 acres—is located in the seven counties sur rounding or close to Washington. About 70 per cent of the forest fires occur in Prince Georges and Anne Arundel Counties in the Washington - Baltimore- Annapolis triangle. Four Districts in State. To prevent fires or to take emer gency measures to put them out once fires are started, the State has been divided into four districts with headquarters in Cumberland (Dis trict No. 1), Laurel (No. 2), Salis bury (No. 31 and Bel Air (No. 4). Laurel, covering seven counties in cluding Montgomery and Prince Georges, is typical of how the fire prevention and control program is conducted. Under the supervision of District Forester A. J. Pickall, the Laurel district is divided into two sections, the northern and southern zones. Seven fire towers, located on high vantage points that overlook the ex panse of wooded land, are scattered throughout the entire district. One pf these is at Hillmeade, on Defense highway, about six miles east of Bladensburg. Another is at Bur tonsville, five miles southwest of Laurel. A third at Hollowfield, a mile north of Ellicott City, serves both the Laurel and Bel Air districts. Others are at Long Hill. Brandywine, (Great Mills and at Welcome, near :La Plata. Weather Readings. In addition, the district maintains weather stations at Long Hill, near Glen Bumie. for the northern zone and Cedarville for the southern zone. From these, readings are taken three times daily to determine the hu midity, amount of sunshine, velocity of wind, the type and condition of the fuel and vegetation and other such requirements. The readings are broadcast daily from Annapolis so that firemen throughout the State may be better prepared. The most dangerous periods are in March, April and May when more than half of the fires occur, and from September 15 until December 15. Radio plays the biggest part in the drama of forest fire fighting. Use of two-way FM-radio communica 1 tions aids foresters and firemen in putting out blazes before they get beyond control. War Spurred Program. It took a war to bring the forestry program up to its present standards. The Maryland General Assembly in 1943 appropriated sufficient funds to purchase trucks and equipment in an effort to keep down the waste of forest land, the timber of which was needed for war emergency con struction work. Another reason for the appropriations and perhaps the main one, was that the Government feared fires on the mainland near the ocean shorelines would make perfect silhouette targets of Ameri can and Allied ships for lurking German submarine in the Atlantic. Because of the appropriations, the' forestry department now is equip ped with fire trucks, jeeps, bulldozers and sufficient paid manpower to combat fires. Most of the water used by forest lire fighters when no streams are available comes from “fire plugs” scattered throughtout the country side. These “fire plugs” consist of specially-drilled wells tapped onto underground streams. More than 60 such holes are located in Dis trict No. 2, about five miles apart. Among the latest equipment with which to fight fires are Indian back pumps, portable attachments which are placed on the backs of indi vidual fire fighters. Another is the “Beetle Plow," a tractor with disc plows on front to uncover dirt to prevent the spread of flames. Also new is-a “fog nozzle,” an attachment placed on hose to create, a fog spraying effect rather than a direct stream. Industry Is Awaiting Anderson Reaction to Tobacco Support Plan By th« Associated Press RICHMOND, Va„ Oct. 27.—To bacco men were waiting today for Secretary of Agriculture Anderson's reaction to a plan calling for the Commodity Credit Corp. to under write British tobacco purchases on American markets. The proposal was voiced here yesterday by the Agriculture De partment’s Tobacco Branch director, Charles Gage, who said there ap parently were no serious objections to the plan and that Secretary Anderson probably would give care ful consideration to it in Washing ton today. British and American tobacco men met with Mr. Gage yesterday to try to work out a way to boost sagging prices on flue-cured mar kets. It was generally agreed that the adoption of a CCC support plan would bring about higher prices and lead to the reopening of Old Belt markets in Virginia and North Carolina, which will suspend sales indefinitely after tomorrow's auc tions. Mr. Gage said it was also agreed that such a support plan probably would cost around $25,000,000 but that it was the best method proposed thus far to avert at least a partial collapse of the leaf market. Two other ^proposals have been discarded as impractical. One called for the Army to export tobacco to occupied Germany to revive the tobacco industry and strike at the black market in cigarettes. The other was a proposal that the entire matter be thrown back to Great Britain with the suggestion that the labor government recon sider its ban on tobacco imports. Recreation Unit to Discuss Community Chest Support The quarterly meeting of the rec reation division of the Council of Social Agencies will be held at noon November 3, at the YWCA, Seven teenth and K streets N.W. Miss Elaine Exton, youth chair man of the District ^federation of Women's Clubs, and J. C. Turner of the Central Labor Union, will speak on support of the Community Chest drive. Edward J. Keyes, executive di rector of the Chest Federqtiorv also will speak. Ernest F. Henry, chairman of the division, will intro duce the following committee chair men to report on the division's plans for the coming months: John Bartlett, public relations; Miss Exton, youth council; Austin Welch, social action; Miss Gretchen Rickei, hospital recreation; Harry English, admissions,- and Wayne C. Sommer, American Camping Asso ciation liaison. Miss Dorothea Sul livan, Milo Christiansen and Charles Brightbill, training committee con sultans, also will report. Reservations for the luncheon meeting close next Saturday and may be made with Jack P. Houli ham, recreation secretary of the Council r 1101 M street N. W. ) Volunteer Speakers Give Impetus to Drive For Community Chest Volunteers of the Community j Chest Federation's Speakers' Bu reau have addressed about 1751 meetings ih recent weeks on the services provided by Red Feather agencies of six Community Chests in the Washington area, it was re ported yesterday. Campaign leaders said more than 200 engagements are booked for the near future and reo.uests are "pouring in” dailv. Under the direction of the Rev. Dr. Charles W. Sheerin, chairman! of the bureau, the speakers are ap pearing at meetings of citizens' as sociations, clubs, professional fra ternities, Parent-Teacher Associa-j tions, American Legion posts and Sunday School classes. 300 Volunteers Speak. More than 300 men and women, especially trained to serve as speak ers for the federation, are helping; in the campaign to oversubscribe the goal of $3,900,000, Dr. Sheerin reports. Supplementing the campaign talks is the showing of the cam paign film, “The Red Feather,” with Melvyn Douglas and Peggy Cum mins, describing the services sup ported by the drive. Following is a partial list of en gagements to be filled during the coming week by volunteer Chest Federation speakers: ~~ - Today. | 2 p.m., Navy Bureau of Aero^ nautics. Room 5, Navy Building. Nineteenth street and Constitution avenue N.W. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.. two groups of] employes of the Army Institute of Pathology, Seventh street at Inde pendence avenue S.W. 8 p.m., Bank Women's Club of Washington, Maxine's Restaurant, 1731 Connecticut avenue N.W. 8 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 4300 Sixteenth street N.W. 8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 1529 Sixteenth street N.W. 8 p.m., Georgetown Citizens' Asso ciation. at St. John's Parish Hall,: Potomac street at O street N.W. j 8:30 p.m.. Mid-City Citizens’ Asso- 1 ciation, Thomson School, Twelfth! and L streets N.W. 8:15 p.m., joint meeting of Worn-, en's Clubs of Barney Neighborhood! Hoyise at the house, 470 N street S.E. 8 p.m.. District of Columbia So ciety of Natives, at Mayflower Hotel. 8:30 p.m.. Parent-Teacher Associa tion of Syphax School, at the school, Half street, between N and O streets S.W. 9 p.m., Daughters of America, Odd Fellows Hall, Seventh street, between D and E. streets N.W. Tomorrow. 9 a.m., employes of G. M. P. Murphy Co., 3128 Fourteenth street N.W. 12:30 p.m., Association of Retail Credit Men of Washington, Chicken Hut. Eleventh street, between Penn sylvania avenue and E street N.W. 1:30 p.m., Associates of National Home for Jewish Children, Jewish Community Center, Sixteenth and Q streets in.vv. 8:30 p.m., Hampshire Heights Cit izens' Association, Barnard School, 420 Decatur street N.W. 8:30 p.m., Parent-Teacher Asso ciation of Love joy School, at the school at Twelfth and D streets N.E. 8:30 p.m., the District Osteopath Association, at Kennesaw Apart ments, Sixteenth and Irving streets N.W. 8:30 p.m., Jewish Community Council, at Jewish Community Cen ter, 1529 Sixteenth street N.W. 9 p.m., Washington Metropolitan Council of Negro Women. 1318 Ver mont avenue N.W. 9:30 p.m., Jewish Consumptive Re lief Society; at Hamilton Hotel. Wednesday. 1:10 p.m„ Yale Club of Washing ton. Willard Hotel. 2:15 p.m., B’nai B’rith Auxiliary. Jewish Community Center, 1529 Sixteenth street N.W. Thursday. 2:10 p.m., Department of Agricul ture campaigners, in the cafeteria, Room 6512, Fourteenth and In dependence avenue S.W. 8 p.m., Parent-Teacher Associa tion, Phyllis Wormley School, at the school, Twenty-seventh and N streets N.W. 8 p.m., Parent-Teacher Associa tion of Payne School, at the school. Fifteenth and C streets 8.E. 8:15 p.m.. Northeast Business men's Association, American Secur ity & Trust Co., Eighth and H streets N.E. 8:30 p.m., Parent-Teacher Asso ciation of Sumner-Magruder School, the school, at Seventeenth and M streets N.W. 9 p.m., Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I street N.W. 9 p.m.. Ladies’ Auxiliary of District of Columbia Hebrew Beneficial Asso ciation, 4810 Georgia avenue N.W. Auto Injuries Fatal ToL. B. Morris, Fairfax Board Candidate Lemuel B. Morris, 69, of McLean, Va., a Republican candidate for the Board of Supervisors from Providence District in the coming Fairfax County elections, died early today after being injured in an automobile accident Saturday night near Tyson's Corners. Fairfax County police said the operator of the car in which Mr. Morris was riding, Fred Allen Bryan, 43, of Vienna, Va., is under 5500 bond pending appearance be fore the Fairfax trial justice at 10 a.m. Friday on a charge of iriving under the influence of alcohol. A collision with another car re portedly occurred on Chain Bridge road when Mr. Morris was re aming home from Vienna. Police isted the driver of the other car is William Foster of Vienna. Dies in Hospital. Mr. Morris died in Arlington Hos pital, where he was taken with head and internal injuries. Former chairman of the Fairfax bounty Republican Executive Com nittee, Mr. Morris was a building oontractor. He was born in Greene County, Va., and had lived in Fair fax County more than 30 years. He was former master of the Great Falls Grange, a member of Sharon Masonic Lodge of Mofcpan, former president it the Oolviit-Run Citizens' Association and a,jaaember of the ^McLean Lions Club' and the McLean Volunteer Fire Department. ' Survivors Listed. Surviving are a son, William B. Morris. Arlington; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Quinn of McLean, with whom he liveS; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel A. Davis and Mrs. Paul E. Rhinehart, sr., both of McLean, Mrs. Lewin R. Smith, Peacock Station, Va., and Mrs. Margaret Wills of Washington, and a brother, William Gordon Morris, Albany, N. Y. Four grand children also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Quinn, with the Rev. E. S. Gruber of Langley Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in National Memorial Cemetery, Falls Church. Pall bearers will include R. A Dove, O. V. Carper, Wellman Pirkey, Ernest Gentry, Clyde Koontz and Earl D. Sanders. Four Youths Under Arrest In Disappearance of 6 Cars Four teen age suspects in the dis appearance of six business coupes from the garage of Thompson’s Dairy, 2012 Eleventh street N.W., over the week end were held by authorities today. Police said the oldest, 18, would be charged with unauthorized use of an automobile and the other three, aged 14, 16 and 17, would be held for Juvenile Court action. Two of the youths were arrested with one of the cars last night at North Capitol street and Florida avenue. The others were arrested at their homes. Police said the boys took the cars for ‘‘joy rides” and then abandoned them. Two of the three taken Saturday night were recovered Sunday and were among the three taken last night. All of the cars, used by milk sales men and route supervisors, were re covered. Burroughs PTA to Meet The Homemakers Club of the John Burroughs School Parent Teacher Association, Eighteenth and Monroe street^ N.E.. will meet No vember 4 at 1 p.m. to begin making Christmas gifts. The group will concentrate on making lamps. You and the Chest Campaign tAnother of a series answering the questions people are asking about the Community Chest Fed eration.) How much of the total raised in the Community Chest Federation campaign goes for campaign and administrative costs? About 7.3 per cent. Where cam paign expenses were 4 per cent of the total raised for 1946. individual agencies paid 18 to 25 per cent for campaigns which they carried on themselves before they joined the Chests and federation. • . * * Why have campaign report luncheons? A “campaign” requires quick, con certed action; efficiency requires absolute control of all money and pledges. In a city there must be a stated hour of reporting, a central re porting place and a convenient time. In Washington, the lunch hour appears to be the only avail able time. There also is definite in > spiration to the volunteer solicitors in the reports made at the meet ings. * * * * • Why solicit people for gifts at the places where they are employed? Campaign officials have found it is very difficult and expensive td reach at their homes people who are employed all day. It saves time and money to ask for their gifts when they can be reached easily. * * * * Why are small memberships or special fees charged those who can afford them at many Red Feather agencies? The Chest states that, according to the best evidence available, no one ever has been refused the op portunity to share in the services for inability to pay. It does believe that small fees, when the participant can pay them, are desirable both from the point of view of financial sup port and because the user appre ciates things which cost something more than those furnished without charge. 4 Extensive Study Of Hospital Fees Proposed Here Survey Would Cover Effect of Expenses on Family Budgets By Thomas G. Buchanan The most exhaustive study ever made of what a patient pays when he goes to a hospital is under con sideration for the District. How much goes for doctors’ fees? How much for special nurses, for food, for drugs, for use of the oper ating room, anesthetics and other j items of the hospital bill? And , above all, in what condition does : this leave the family budget? The Committee on Medical Care of the District Medical Society will consider a proposal Wednesday to ; ask the United States Public Health i Service for aid in carrying out a ! survey of these hospital expenses in the whole Metropolitan Area. II approved by the committee and by the society’s Executive Board, the project will be referred to the Federal health agency. There, offi cials are understood to be ready to go ahead with the study. They say ;t would be the most detailed ever attempted for an area of this size. Freedmen’s Controversy cited. Medical Society leaders feel peo ple are entitled to know' just what they are paying for when illness strikes their family. There is, at present, no source In the District which can provide exact information on this question. The hospitals themselves have difficulty in determining what part of their total operating costs to apportion tu cab.ii ucpai iiiicin. ' How important this can be was shown in the recent controversy over rates to be charged the District for charity cases at Freedman's Hospital. The hospital's own cal culations assigned only 17 per cent of total cost to the tuberculosis ward, while Budget Bureau experts raised the figure to 25 per cent, with a corresponding revision of rates affecting both general and tuber culosis patients. Private Room Costs $12: The average citizen, medical so ciety spokesmen feel, can afford to pay normal fees for visits to his doctor's office and only when illness becomes acute and admission to a hospital is necessary does the burden become severe. He may be so sick that a private room is needed, they point out. That will cost him about 12 a day in the average hospital. But when he is released from the hospital, he'll find many other items listed, sending the total well into three figures. The proposed survey would not only break down the hospital bill into fits component parts, but would compare it with the annual income of the patient’s family. Hospital administrators have pointed out that the amount of service given any hospital would be impossible to reproduce at a first class hotel for the same price. May Offer Prepaid Plan. But the city's chief medical organ ization wants to know just what financial problems their patients" face, so that something may be done to relieve that burden. The solution the District Medical Society is prepared to offer soon is a prepaid surgical coverage, com bined with Group Hospitalization’s room rate coverage. Eventually, the medical organization hopes to be able to give the public an oppor tunity to buy comprehensive med ical protection, which would include all items of the hospital bill. • If approved, the survey of over-all hospital costs would leave the Dis trict one of the most carefully charted areas in the country on health facilities. The Public Health Service has just completed a study of District doctors and their special ties, requested by the District Med ical Society. It has also made a cancer survey and is about to under take an analysis of the commun ity’s tuberculosis rate. Disiricf Launches Drive To Collect Back Taxes District government investigators today launched their campaign to collect delinquent taxes from about 30,000 persons who owe an esti mated $2,000,000 to the city. Samuel J. Kidd, chief of the De linquent Tax Section of the Dis trict, said a few individuals had been selected and would be con tacted today by the investigators. , The city has authority under law to seize and sell personal property for satisfaction of the levy. The taxes involved are personal prop erty, individual income and inher itance taxes. The drive is not di rected against back real estate taxes, which are collected through the sale , of tax liens when they are a year overdue. Camera Expert to Speak W. F. Swan of the technical staff of Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., will speak at a meeting of the Photographic Engineers Society at 8 o'clock tonight in the National Museum.