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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
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
"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
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
He told the commission that it
was “vitally necessary to save all
possible mileage in order to mini
mize the necessity for increased
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
"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
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.
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
The clinic began operation last
Wednesday under an arrangement
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
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
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-,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
9 p.m., Daughters of America, Odd
Fellows Hall, Seventh street, between
D and E. streets N.W.
9 a.m., employes of G. M. P.
Murphy Co., 3128 Fourteenth street
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
A “campaign” requires quick, con
certed action; efficiency requires
absolute control of all money and
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
* * * * •
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
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
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
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
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

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