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Await Study by Plane Experts Craft Abandoned At Glen Burnie After Ban on Stock Sales The Air Force’s long search for "flying saucers” has turned up two contraptions almost as weird as anything yet described by the most wild-eyed “witnesses” of two sum mers ago. . Held for the examination of ex perts are two weather-beaten remnants of an inventor's dream uncovered yesterday in a tobacco shed near Glen Burnie, Md., an outer suburb of Baltimore. The relics are more than 10 years’ old, and so far as can be determined, only one of them ever got off the ground under its own power. This occurred in Wash ington almost 10 years ago, and ended in near-disaster after a flight of about 60 seconds. Pilot Tells of Test Hop. The inventor, Jonathan E. Cald well, who is now over 70, if still living, apd his wife and son left Glen Burnie in 1940 after Mary land authorities ordered Mr. Caldwell to "cease and desist” from selling stock to finance his aeronautical ideas. None of the neighbors have heard from them since. Willard E. Driggers of 1530 Olive street N.E., now with the Civil Aeronautics Administration at Na tional Airport, made the first and only test hop in Mr. Caldwell’s helicopter, the Gray Goose, at the old Benning Race track in 1940. Mr. Driggers said he helped de sign the helicopter. The machine rose about 40 feet and after some 60 seconds in the air, Mr. Driggers became aware the controls were not operating properly, he told The Star. He decided if he took it any higher, he might not get down safely and he crash landed on the race track. He was unin jured, but the machine was dam aged. Lived Here Several Years. Mr. Driggers said the saucer around the rotors wap designed to act as a wing after the ship had attained cruising altitude. The rotor would then be stopped and the ship flown with the con ventional propeller. He explained, however, that this was theory, because the ship was never flown again. Mr. Caldwell lived in Washing ton for several years before his disappearance, and seems to have returned here briefly from Glen Buroie before dropping from sight. The model tested here was a small helicopter whose rotors projected from a saucerlike disc mounted on a tripod above the cockpit. Tattered remnants of this disc, covered with cloth, and the bat tered fuselage were found in the shed, along with a plywood box, like a huge circular cheesebox, whose top and bottom sections were designed to revolve in oppo site directions with short rotors projecting from the rims. The pilot was to have ridden in the middle, near the motor mount. Capt. Claudius Belk, head of the Baltimore office of Special Investi gation of the Air Force, revealed that his office has "been investi gating the machines for months” as possible prototypes of the flying saucers reported so frequently. He said efforts are being made to locate Mr. Caldwell in the hope of getting engineering data on his roto-plane ideas. The remains of the two ma chines were placed in storage by Maryland State police, who helped locate them at the request of the Air Force. The material will be held, it was said, until it can be determined if experts from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton, Ohio, wish to exam ine it. Builder Was Carpenter. The helicopter consisted of a light wingless fuselage with a propeller in front and a tripod over the cockpit which mounted the saucer-like rotor and its projecting blades. Except for the pancake struc ture around the inner sections of the rotor, the model was much the same as other experimental Jobs of that time. Mr. Caldwell, a former carpen ter, whose friends said he had studied the science of aeronautics in several books, had a far less conventional idea in his “flying cheesebox.” The upper and lower lids, con taining short rotor blades jutting from their outer rims, were sup posed to rotate in opposite direc tions, giving rapid life and some stability in flight, Mr. Caldwell’s; friends said. They admitted thej 1,500-pound contraption never i flew, but said Mr. Caldwell had! claimed that a light model proved successful. The inventor earlier had tried: a third model. This looked something like a complicated hay rick on wheels,: and had rotors designed to fan the air somewhat after the fashion of the paddle wheels on old steam boats. There were no claims that this machine ever left the ground, and Mr. Caldwell abandoned it in favor of later ideas. Attorney Robert E. Clapp, who was Assistant Attorney General of Maryland at the time of Mr. Caldwell’s disappearance, and helped administer the blue-sky laws, conducted a hearing in 1940 into the affairs of two of Mr. Cald well’s companies — Gray Goose Airways, Inc., and Rotor Planes, Inc. He later restrained the firms from selling stock in Maryland. “All he had was models,’’ Mr. Clapp said, “and whenever one failed and he needed more funds, he went out and sold stock.’’ In his report, Mr. Clapp said: “The literature used in connec AIR FORCE FINDS ‘FLYING SAUCERS’—This is Jonathan E. Caldwell’s “Gray Goose” helicopter pictured before it made a near-disastrous test flight of about a minute ih Washington nearly 10 years ago. / _ __ Troopers J. J. Harbaugh and Peter Kosirowsky of the Maryland State police are snown yesterday looking over remnants of »Mr. Caldwell’s helicopter, which had a pancakelike struc ture around the inner part of the rotors. State troopers with the “flying cheesebox” invented by Mr. Caldwell and found with his old helicopter in a tobacco shed on a farm near Glen Burnie, Md., after a search requested by the United States Air Force. ____ tion with these stock sales clearly indicates that the public was led to believe that the invention was on the verge of perfection and would be completed and ready for general production within a very short time, whereas, the fact as testi fied by Mn Caldwell indicate that no machine on which he had ever wbrked had been successfully flown or was in any condition for manu facture and sale upon a satisfac tory commercial basis. • * * Fund Raising Criticized. “The history of the develop ment of these companies indicates that they were organized merely for the pin-pose of raising money to develop the ideas of Mr. Cald well, ahd that as soon as this money was raised, it was treated as belonging solely to him and as the subject of any use which he deemed proper. “No meeting of stockholders has ever been held by either company and no financial report to stock holders has ever come out since organization.” The testimony in the case re vealed that the Gray Goose com pany was organized in Nevada ip 1928. Three years later the com pany moved to New Jersey and after 10 months there was en joined froxh selling stock. It then transferred its office to New York and in 1934 the com pany was ordered to stop selling stock there. The same year the company moved to i Washington, D. C., and it was after this time that stock was sold to Mary landers. In Washington the company had financial difficulties and as a result a new corporation—Rotor Planes. Inc.—was formed. Stock holders of the Gray Goose Air ways, Inc. were then requested to transfer their stock to the new corporation. Mr. Clapp, during the hearing, developed testimony that the only machine Caldwell perfected which had a possibility of being of any value, infringed on a prior patent on a similar machine. Two Men and Boy, 14, Marooned in River Four Hours, Rescued Two men and a 14-year-old boy, all of Brookmont, Md., were re covering today after being ma rooned nearly 4 hours on rocks in the Potomac River opposite the Montgomery County community, about a mile above Chain Bridge. The three, who were brought ashore last night by the Glen Echo Rescue Squad, are Chick Maimer, 36, of Ridge drive; Thomas B. Lawler, 46, and his son Benton of 6307 Potomac drive. Benton said they were fishing when their outboard motorboat was swept over a dam and cap sized about 3:30 p.m. He said the swift current car ried him downstream about 100 yards before he managed to grab a rock. His father and Mr. Mar ner landed on other ropks about 200 feet away. Capt. Charles B. Kocher of the rescue squad said the group was notified of the trio’s predicament about 6:30 pjn. After launching a boat about 100 yards upstream from where the boy was seen, Capt# Kocher said the craft was allowed to drift past the small island, pausing momentarily to allow the youth to jump in. He said rescue squad members then rowed to a point about 50 feet from where the two men were marooned. A rope was thrown to the pair and they were hauled in "like a couple of fish,” Capt. Kocher said. Belvoir Dance Tomorrow There will be a dance at 7:30 p.m., tomorrow at Service Club No. 3, Fort Belvoir, Va. Mrs. Eleanor Johnson, recreation di rector, announced. Slum-Clearance Program Explained to Mayors Mayors of all cities of over 25,000 population have been sent a preliminary explanatory state ment on how slum clearance and urban redevelopment may be launched under the Housing Act of 1949. In announcing this today. Hous ing Administrator Foley said the statement was distributed to help Communities get their projects under way without due delay. He added that operations and drafting of regulations and appli cation forms for the new program must await final action on appro priations and the organization of a qualified staff. “We are preparing to move as rapidly as possible on staff or ganization, and hope to be ready to pass on initial applications for slum clearance sometime this fall,” Mr. Foley declared. Matthews Heads Group Seeking Union of Nations John A. Mathews has been named chairman of a newly or ganized Emergency Atlantic Union Committee of Washington, a group of the North Atlantic Pact nations. Other officers are David McCal mont, vice chairman; Miss Nora Reiter, recording secretary; Mrs. Wynne Johnson, corresponding secretary, and Charles Mason, treasurer. / Hearing on Bus Route Deferred Till Sept. 13 The Public Utilities Commission has postponed until 10 am. Sep tember 13 a hearing on a request by the Capital Transit Co. to run a bus line between the District line at Grubb road and the inter section of Eastern and Georgia avenues. The formal public hearings had been scheduled for Septembers. Hearing Planned On Progress in Slum Clearance Sparkman Decision Follows Conference With D. C. Officials Chairman Sparkman of the Sen ate Banking subcommitte on Hous ing and Rents plans a public hear ing within a few weeks to survey progress by the District toward slum clearance under the new Na tional Housing Act. The Alabama Democrat decided on the hearing last night, follow ing. a conference yesterday on Capitols Hill, where he and Sena tor Flanders, Republican, of Ver mont, conferred on the subject with District officials. Meanwhile Senators Sparkman and Flanders plan to makfe a per sonal visit soon to Marshall Heights, which had been approved for a redevelopment program to house persons displaced from slum clearance areas. An amendment in the new Housing Act, however blocks the District Commissioners from asking for funds to use in Marshall Heights. More Data Wanted. "We want to find out more about what the District is doing, and what are its prospects for public housing under the national act.” Senator Sparkman said. “During the hearing, we expect to go fur ther into the situation here to ^ee If we cap speed the progress in this city.” District Commissioner Guy Ma son, who headed the city officials at the conference on Capitol Hill yesterday, made public later in the day correspondence between the tw.o Senators and the city heads. The Senators had asked what action had been taken to "benefit immediately from the Housing Act” and requested a statement on the Commissioners’ “broad plans” for slum clearance and public housing here during the next six years. , Mr. Mason's letter pointed out that the Commissioners have not yet developed any specific plans for the purpose under provisions of the new law. , Aware or nma. Pointing out that the Marshall Heights area had been denied funds by Congress for redevelop ment Tinder the Redevelopment Land Agency law, the Mason letter said: “The Commissioners are aware that adequate housing must be provided for those families who are financially unable to secure proper private dwellings. They believe that low-rent publice or private housing must be provided before the removal of unfit dwel lings or before any slum clearance projects can be accomplished.” The National Capital Housing Authority has sent the Commis sioners a resolution asking their co-operation in furthering its pro gram for public low-rent housing and in obtaining sites for this housing, and this is now under study, the letter said. John Ihlder, NCHA executive officer, said today he "hopes and believes,” provisions can be made for using part of the housing for persons displaced by a slum clear ance program. Under the new National Housing Act, the District Government, act ing through the Commissioners, the Redevelopment Land Agency, the NCHA and other agencies are authorized to participate in loans and grants approved by the Hous ing and Home Finance Agency of the Federal Government. Already several cities through out the country have made ap plication for such help, it was learned. But the District is not yet ready to apply. Juke Box Gives Answers To Venereal Questions The District Health Department held a preview yesterday of new material to be used in its fight against venereal diseases—includ ing a question and answer juke box. The latter, an automatic record player with a keyboard bearing questions most commonly asked health authorities about venereal diseases, will be lent to business firms. Truman J. Keesey, program di rector of the city’s forthcoming anti-syphilis campaign, explained those who are interested may have the answer played back free of charge. The department also is pre paring a series of one-minute spot announcements for radio, which will include testimony by patients at Gallinger Hospital on the disease, and means of obtain ing treatment. The material was displaced to five members of the World Health Organization’s Syphilis Study Commission, which is touring the United States to study venereal disease control measures. The group ended a five-day visit to the District yesterday. Remodeling Proposals For Fish Wharf Studied J. Thomas Kennedy, director of weights, measures and markets, is studying proposals to remodel or rebuild the oyster-shucking house at the municipal fish wharf to comply with Health Depart ment requirements. Mr. Kennedy will make a report to the Commissioners. The Health Department has recommended that fish-cutting work be separated from oyster shucking, addition of hot running water and better lighting. "■»".... Baltimore Housing OK'd Baltimore received Federal ap proval yesterday to build 5,000 rental units for low-income fami lies under the new long-range housing program. Man She Staked to Free Meal Held in Theft at Waitress'Home Second precinct police were holding a 27-year-old man today on suspicion of robbing the home of a waitress who earlier had staked him to a meal at the res taurant where she works. He was ar rested by Pvt. John Gray of No. 2 after half an hour’s chase this morning through alleys in the vicinity of Haje’s Res taurant, 1406 Fourteenth street N.W. Six headquar- Mr»- Whitaker, ters detectives had joined in the search. Later she arrived home and went into the bathroom to wash her hair. Emerging some minutes ; later, she told police, she found a billfold containing $10, a watch, some jewelry and some of her husband’s clothes were missing. Mrs. Whitaker, who lives not far from the restaurant at 1417 Rhode Island avenue N.W., thought the man might have fol lowed her home and then staged the theft. Mrs. Lawrence Whitaker, 23, a waitress at Haje’s, said she bought the man a meal when he came in and said he was broke shortly be fore she left work at 2:30 a.m. Mrs. Whitaker said she returned to the restaurant to summon po lice, and while on the street no ticed the man she had befriended wearing a yellow sports shirt which belonged to her husband. The man ran w'hen she accosted him. and Mrs. Whitaker and a neighbor chased him. Police who apprehended the man said he wore no shirt. _ Striking Plasterers j To Meet Monday to Discuss New Contract Representatives of about 500 striking union plasterers and their employers have scheduled a meet ing for 2:30 p.m. Monday to dis cuss terms of a settlement of the contract dispute Thomas Crawford, president of Local 96 of the Operative Plas terers and Cement Finishers, said he was “pretty sure’’ the dispute would be submitted to arbitration and that the men would go back to work. William S. Farris, president of the Employing Plasterers’ Associa tion, however, said he was "not overly optimistic’’ about a speedy settlement. Welfare Fund an Issue. The chief point at issue is a 2 per cent welfare fund the union is demanding. Mr. Farjis said the members of his association are opposed to payments to such a fund and feel that a man making $24 a day (the plasterers’ wage scale is $3 an hour) can look after the health and welfare of himself ^ and his family. James A. Holden of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Serv ice called him yesterday, Mr. Far ris said, adding that he told Mr. Holden “it was a little premature to talk about getting together.” Mr. Farris said also that he believes the strike vote Thursday night does not represent the feel ing of the full membership of the union. Mr. Crawford asserted that the men refused to work without a contract, which expired Thursday midnight. Less Than 25 Per Cent Vote. Less than 25 per cent of the membership voted on the strike, Mr. Farris said he was led to believe, and it was carried by a vote of only 52 to 47. He said some plasterers turned up for work yesterday uninformed of the strike. Mr. Crawford said Monday’s meeting is for the purpose of see ing if the dispute can be threshed out and, if an agreement is reached, it will be submitted to the union members on Tuesday. In that case, he said, It would be possible to resume work Wednes day. Monday’s meeting will be at the Hamilton Hotel. Before that gathering the employers’ negotiat ing committee of five will meet at lunch at the hotel. < 11 Millions for Voice' Included in Measure An additional $11,500,000 to boost the power of the ‘'Voice of America” is included in a $72,-] 790,522 supplemental appropria tion bill now awaiting Senate ac tion after House passage yester day. The bill carries $17,174,500 less than President Truman had asked in the catch-all measure for vari ous Federal and District agencies. Most of the ‘“Voice” money will be used to improve the broadcast ing facilities used by the State Department in an effort to over come Soviet “jamming" of the in formational broadcasts. A $2,500,000 supplemental item for additional expenses of the Housing and Home Finance Agency occasioned by passage of the Housing Act of 1949 was in danger briefly. , It was knocked out on a technical point, but was restored a few minutes later with more restrictive language. Poultry and Fruit Costs . For Institutions Decline Poultry, vegetables and fruits will cost District institutions less for September than in August, ac cording to the District Purchasing Office. The bids for the supplies were opened a few days ago and showed a drop of one or two cents a pound in most articles. Robert L. Anderson and Co., was awarded a contract to supply fruits and vegetables to District institutions during September for $18,697.50, and the Supreme But ter and Egg Co., Inc., was awarded a contract to supply eggs for $12, 726.25. 1 Kohler Poultry, Inc., will be paid $1,356 for supplying poultry for the month. Frozen and fresh fish will be supplied by R. W. Claxton, Inc., for $958, and the Washington Fish Exchange, Inc., for $315. Ar mour and Co., was awarded a contract t<> supply cheese for $493.53. Treasurer of Union . Is Fined ior Carrying t Unloaded Gun in Car A Washington labor union offi cial was fined $50 in Upper Marl boro Police Court yesterday foi» carrying an unloaded pistol in his car. Trial Magistrate Alan Bowie imposed an additional fine of $75 for reckless driving on Albert G. Gray, 38, of Parkland, Md., who said he was secretary-treasurer of a Washington Meat Cutters’ Union. Gray pleaded guilty to the reckless driving charge. According to the testimony, *the pistol, with the clip removed, was in the glove compartment when Gray's car was stopped June 9 by Prince Georges County police. The defendant told Judge Bowie he had a permit from District au thorities to keep a gun at his home and office. He explained he collected dues from union members which sometimes totaled as much as $3,000. Couldn’t Deposit at Night. He added he was forced to keep the money overnight because the union deals with a bank that has no night depository. Andrews Air Force Base author ities came in for sharp criticism from Judge Bowie in a case in which Walter E. Smart told the court he was driving an Army road grader with faulty brakes when he was involved in an acci dent Monday near the intersec tion of Crain highway and the Marlboro pike. Corpl. Smart said he was unable to stop his 22,000-pound vehicle before it crashed into a car driven by Miss Agnes Duvall, welfare supervisor for the Prince Georges County commissioners. Miss Duvall said the impact caused her to black out tempo rarily, but that otherwise she was uninjured. An officer, who appeared for base authorities, explained that the grader was one of 17 found to have defective brakes shortly af ter 33 vehicles had been received. He said the fault had not been discovered when Corpl. Smart was assigned to drive the grader to Baltimore. $50 Fine Suspended. Judge Bowie imposed a $50 fine for reckless driving but suspended the fine “because the driver was under orders when he took the truck on the highway.” “The Army should, and no doubt does, have an officer responsible for the safe condition of its equip ment,” the court declared. “If I had him before me I would sen tence him to six months in the House of Correction.” Louis W. Ellioft Dies; Arlington Detective Detective Louis W. Elliott, 48, of the Arlington Police Department, dieci yesterday at his home, 4428 North Eighteenth street, Arling ton, after an Alness of four months. Mr. Elliott, an Arlington native, had been a member of the police ! force for the last 15 years and a | detective since August, 1942. He ! attended Arlington schools and worked for a- dairy prior to join ing the police department. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Florence V. Elliott; a daugh ter, Miss Marjorie J. Elliott, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Shoupe, all of Arlington. Funeral services will be held from the home at 3 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Columbia Gar dens Cemetery, Arlington. Funeral Services Today For Daniel W. Mullen Funeral services for Daniel Wil lard Mullen 56, a drug salesman, who died unexpectedly Wednes day, were to beheld today at the Robert A. -Pumphrey Bethesda Chevy Chase funeral home with burial in Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Mr. Mullen died, at his home, 4601 Harling lane, Bethesda: A native of Lucketts, Va., Mr. Mullen had lived here for more than 45 years. For the last 20 years he had been a drug salesman for the Lei Lilly Co. of Minnea polis. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mpry Elizabeth Mullen; a son, Joseph E. Mullen; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Pospisiel; three brothers, E. Emmett Mullen, a deputy United States marshal; E. L. Mullen and S. C. Mullen, and a sister, Mrs. L. H. Thomp son, all of the Washington area. You Don't Have to Miss a Thing When you go on vacation, you don’t have to miss a thing. You can relax and still get all the news ' and features from home as published by your favorite newspaper. The Star. You can have The Evening and Sunday Star mailed to you for only $1.50 a month. The Star is also available at news stands or by carrier delivery at most 1 nearby summer resorts. Arrange to have your favorite news paper follow you wherever you go. Call Sterling 5000 for vacation delivery of The Evening and Sun day Star. 14,000 at Parade Launching Fete In Falls Church Prettiest Redhead To Be Chosen at Finals Tomorrow More than 4,000 Falls Church ! residents joined in the opening activities of the Third Annual Falls Church festival yesterday after witnessing a mile-long pa rade. Part of the celebration of Falls Church’s first anniversary as a city of the second class, the festi val is being held today and to morrow on Hillwood avenue oppo site Falls Church High School. On the three-acre site a “Vir ginia Village” has been erected with many of the booths simulat ing early Falls Church Buildings. Pet and pony shows, a greased pig contest, a tug-of-war and a con test to pick the city's prettiest red head are included on today's program. Final judging in the red head contest will be held at 8 p.m. to morrow. The festival grounds will close at 11 o'clock each night. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and veterans’ units joined representa tives of church, youth and civic groups in the march to the fes tival grounds yesterday. Leading the parade Were Miss Georgia Hoskinson, who is “Miss Falls Church,” and Brig. Gen. S. R. Hinds. Mayor Albert M. Orme mad* the address of welcome. Milo Christiansen. District rec reation superintendent, praised the work of Falls Church citizens who are developing a recreation program. He invited Fails Church officials to inspect the District's recreation activities while they are planning their program. The .festival is sponsored by t.ha Falls Church Park Committee. Inc., to raise funds for a munici pal park. In two previous festi vals the group has realized a total of $6,000. 47 Candidates Pass Accountant Tests The District Board of Account ancy today announced that 47 candidates passed the certified public accountant examination* which were held in May. The successful candidates are: Alloy, Marvin D. Gregg. William R Ault. Russell S. Haglund. Byron E. Balcom. Raymond D. Hampton. Robert. -to Bates. H. Burton, it. Harris. Hersrhel Biesemeyer, H. F. W. Hutchinson. Donald L. Bobvs. Harold J Jackson, Frank S Bond. Lewis F.. ir. Johnson. Charles E. Camobell. Grady F. Joseph. Gifford E. Brown, Victor B. Kozlow. Herman Chamberlin. L. N. LicWtenstein. L M. Dalker. John A. Morningstar. D. C. Denton. Elmo H. Poliak. Milton Doyle, Edward J. Rice. Jess H. Dunn. Clair L. Rickersom Fred W. Bess. Bernard D. Rolnik. David Durkin, William J. Rossi James V. Edwards. S. L„ Jr. Smith, Robert C. Fagan. Morris Staflln. Sydney Finotti, Benedict E. Stanton. Gerald E Frank. Max Staples, Kenneth I. Franklin. Berkley G Wetsel. Richard C. Friedman, Philip Winston. Perry Goldberg. Jerald F. Vates, Cecil R. Goldstertn. Irvin R._ Man Shoots Landlady In Feud Over Rent On his admission that he shot his landlady in the neck because “she made life miserable" over !«flve days’ overdue rent, Sylvain Hirsch, 61, today was being held for the grand jury under $5,000 bond. Hirsch, an unemployed tailor, told United States Commissioner Cyril S. Lawrence he shot Mrs. ! Thelma F. Owen. 46, in the room ing house where both live, at 3360 Sixteenth street N.W. “What’s the use denying things? ; i wanted to kill her,” Hirsch de clared when formally accused of assault with intent to kill. He was arrested in his third floor rooms “shortly after the shooting at 11:30 a.m. yesterday. Policeman Carl Krogmann testi fied he saw Hirsch trying to reload a ,44-cabiler Belgian-make re volver at the time. “When I Anally got him to drop the gun. he said he would have killed himself if we had been a few seconds later,” Pvt. Krog mann testified. Mrs. Owen was admitted to Casualty Hospital, where her con dition was described today as "good.” Paint on Furniture Gnawed By Children to Be Analyzed Furniture from which the paint was chewed by Claudette Garver, 4, who died of lead poisoning last week, has been turned over to the National Paint, Varnish Si Lac quer Association, Inc., 1500 Rhode Island avenue N.W., by the child's parents. * Association officials said they planned to analyze the paint re maining on the desk and chair gnawed by Claudette and her 3-year-old sister, Elizabeth, in an attempt to determine which of the coats of paint had proved fatal. Meanwhile, Elizabeth, who was admitted to Children's Hospital Thursday for treatment of chronic lead poisoning, was reported today in satisfactory condition. Claudette died last Saturday in the Prince Georges General Hos pital. An analysis of her body fluids by authorities at the Na tional Institute of Health, Bethes da, revealed 16 times the normal amount of lead- Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Garver, 4503 Decatur street, Hyattsville, said she had been chewing on furniture in the house for the last year. Youth in Serious Condition After Jeep Hits Tree, Pole The driver of a jeep which struck a tree and a light pole early today in front of 2677 Rhode Is land avenue N.E. was reported in serious condition with head in juries at Casualty Hospital. He is Perry Dellastatious, 18, of Silver Spring, a student at Mc Kinley High School. Police said the Jeep was going east on Rhode Island avenue when the accident occurred at 2:20 a.m.