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SOCIETY—CLUBS—RECIPES WASHINGTON NEWS—COMICS—RADIO MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 1949 B ★★ 43 Indictments Include 3 on Murder Counts Two Men Accused Of Fatal Shootings After Quarrels Three men today were indicted on first-degree murder charges when the grand jury returned a total of 43 indictments before Dis trict Court Judge Edward M. Curran. Curtis H. Shoemaker. 41. of 2520 Fourteenth street N.W., a credit clerk at the Times-Herald, was accused in one of the murder in dictments in the fatal shooting of Francis K. Arnold. 33. of 1444 Harvard street N.W., a truck driver. Police reported that the shoot ing, which occurred July 16, fol lowed an argument after the two men and Mrs. Irene Shoffran. 43. of 2606 University place N.W., had been drinking together. Arnold was shot fatally in front of Shoemaker's home. Second Fatal Shooting. The second murder indictment was returned against George R. Burn, 32, who was accused in the fatal shooting of Harry M. Mauz. 47, on July 6. The shooting took place in a house in the first block of I street N.W., where both lived. The hot water heater for the apartment was located in Mauz’ basement apartment and an argu ment is said to have ensued when Burn went there to turn it on. Burr, was quoted by police as say ing the gun went off during a scuffle. The third first-degree murder indictment was against Clarence B. Reynolds. 44, of the 2800 block of Myrtle avenue N.E., former business agent for an iron work ers' union local, who is accused of fatally shooting a union associate, Vance Bowling, 1838 Third street N.E., at the latter's residence on August 1. Police quoted Reynolds as say ing that Bowling was under the belief that he had kept him from getting a job as a foreman. Woman Quoted Bible. Mrs. Clara G. Norcross, land lady at the Third street address, had tried to" talk Reynolds out of the shooting and had quoted the Bible to him, it was stated at the time. A 41-year-old man. who police say forced his victims into store iceboxes, was indicted on charges of robbing three stores of more than $2,000. He is Edward H. \ Hoffler, of Portsmouth, Va„ who was named in three separate in dictments. He is accused of taking j $1,300 from a Safeway store, 3228 Wisconsin avenue N.W., on Jan uary 4; $600 from a Safeway store, S 2440 Wisconsin avenue N.W., on May 27; and $287 from a grocery at 1652 Columbia road N.W.. on July 7. Albert L. Hall, 65, for whom no address was listed, was indicted on a charge of embezzling $1,500 from Columbia Lodge 174, International Association of Machinists. The lodge’s office is located at Fourth street and Pennsylvania avenue S.E. Beating Son Charged. Beverly P. Davis, jr„ 34, of the 700 block of Tuckerman street N.W., was indicted on a charge of cruelly beating his 11-year-old son, Robert L. Davis, on July 23. Police said that a belt with a bvwkle was used in inflicting the punishment. Bennie L. Carr, 28. colored, of the 900 block of Twenty-fifth street N.W., was indicted on a charge of raping a 34-year-old married woman. The offense oc curred July 27 in her apartment in the 2100 block of Eighteenth street N.W., according to police. She told police she was asleep with her four-year-old child when the man, who broke into the apart ment, attacked her after threaten ing her. Taft School Addition Is Accepted by Board The Board of Education today accepted the new $822,000 addi tion to the Taft Junior High School so it can be used when school opens but with the proviso that certain faults be corrected. The acceptance was by a poll of board members, following an inspection of the recently com pleted addition last week. Added to the school were a new gym nasium, nine new rooms, a teach ers’ room and sloping floors in the auditorium. The board specified that streaks in the walls of the gymnasium must be eliminated and that the two art rooms be reflnished. Other defects to be corrected include some loose floor tile, a number of ipperfect pipes and cracks in por tions of the masonry. The builder was Jeffres-Dyer, Inc., of Washington. t. of C. in Prince Georges Seeks Central Post Office Prince Georges Chamber of Commerce has opened a campaign for a central post office in the metropolitan area of Prince Qiarges County. Calling on First Assistant Post master General.Vincent C. Burke, the Chamber’s Postal Committee was informed the Post Office De partment would consider a central office if it were shown there is sufficiently strong sentiment for itln -the area. However, Mr. Burke would not commit the depart ment. Members of the committee were former Riverdale Mayor Harry A. L. Barker, chairman; Samuel H. Harvey, Harry A. Boswell. jr„ Joseph C. Longridge and Smith <%L Purdum. 4 Hammer Choice By Legion Stirs Probe Demand Ey th« Associated Pre*r BALTIMORE. Aug. 22. — The election of Kenneth R. Hammer as Maryland American Legion commander brought renewed pro tests over the week end that the State Veterans Commission inter fered in Legion politics. Paul L. Sullivan, a member of a committee which investigated the commission last year, asked Gov. Lane to investigate again alleged political activities cf the commission and Richard C. Man ning, its veterans service officer There had been earlier protests that Mr. Manning had been active in promoting Mr. Hammer's can didacy. , Mr. Hammer, a Baltimore at torney, defeated John B. Zebe lean, Jr, also a Baltimore lawyer, for commander of the Maryland Department Saturday. The vote was 546 to 417. Tips Offered Victims As Hay Fever Season Opens in District If you’ve developed a sudden fit of sneezing afld an itching and swelling of membranes of your nose and eyes, don’t write it off as a simple summer cold. There's a good chance you’ve joined the legion of Washing tonians who suffer the same symp toms every year during hay fever season. The bad news this year came over the week entf when detectors showed the first evidence that Washington air is full of ragweed pollen. Count Checked Daily. Dr. Eloise W. Kailin, who keeps a close cl\eck on the pollen pre valence as a representative of the District Medical Society, said there was scarcely a trace of the hay fever harbinger until three days ago. But for the 24-hour period ending at 9:30 a.m. Satur day, each cubic yard of air held 74 grains of polleh. And. at the same time yesterday, there were 53 —more than enough to bring on the hay fever miseries. Dr. Kailin checks the count each day from a vaseline-covered slide, left for 24-hour periods at the Weather Bureau's city office. Twenty-fourth and M streets N.W. Currents of air pass over the slide, and particles of pollen and other substances which stick I to the surface, are checked micro- ] scopically. Beginning today. The Star will report the daily pollen count in its complete weather report, ap pearing on Page 2, for benefit of the estimated 30,000 hay fever victims in the Washington area. Sensitivity Varies. The amount of pollen necessary to bring on hay fever varies widely with individuals, Dr. Kailin said. Some people start sneezing when there is no count. Others aren’t bothered until the count gets up to about 60. But experience has shown that when the count gets above 10 there’s trouble ahead. , When the wind begins to carry pollen Trom the pesky ragweed flowers, there’s almost no escape for hay fpver victims. Here, Dr. Kailin said, is what happens: , The pollen in the air lights on mucous membranes in the nose and moisture brings the mem branes into close contact with an extract of ragweed. If the tissues happen to be sensitive to this extract, the tissue cells are poisoned, releasing a number of substances. One of these is his tamine, which expands the tiny blood vessels of the membranes. This expansion causes water to leak out of the vessels, giving rise to Irritation and the other familiar symptoms of hay fever. Can Strike at Any Are. I The same thing happens in the eyes. And, unless there is treat ment, about one of three victims suffef polen asthma, when roughly the same damage is done in the lungs.* Hay fever can strike at any age, but it "usually spares the very young and the very old,” Dr. Kailin said. A predisposition to sensitivity to pollen apparently is passed on from parents, she said. What can be done? After the symptoms show up, Dr. Kailin said, the use of anti histamine drugs give relief in about 60 per cent of caes. Better results come from preventive in jections—given before the symp toms occur—which build up a tolerance to the pollen. The two methods given together, if used early enough, show results in about 95 per cent of cases. Dr. Kailin said. Besides medical treatment, the doctor said, these are some of the other things hay fever vic tims should do: . Sleep with windows closed until the end of September: keep out of drafts and. above all, avoid outings into the country, where pollen counts are likely to be much i higher. As evidence of the last point, Dr. Kailin cited a measurement I of 1,038 grains of pollen in a jBethesda cornfield last August. , The high in the District last year ! was a 262 count on August 29. Marlin Dietz, Sr., 79,' Dies in New York Martin Dietz, sr., 79, father of Martin Dietz, publicity director of the District Savings Bond Divi sion, Treasury Department, died yesterday in New York, it was re ported here today. Mr. Dietz, jr., lives at 1900 F street N.W. In addition of his son here, Mr. Dietz is survived by another son, William F. Dietz of New York, and four sisters and one brother. Funeral services and burial will be held Wednesday morning in i New York City. ,s BAPTISM BY FIRE HOSE—Several hundred followers of Bishop Charles M. (Daddy) Grace, colored evangelist, were baptized yesterday in the 600 block of M street N.W. in a ceremony performed with a fire hose. Bishop Grace’s House of Prayer is at 601 M street N.W. —Star Staff Photo. Colonial Beach to Ask Ruling on Legality of Offshore Gambling Special Dispatch to The Star COLONIAL BEACH, Va.. Aug. 22.—A ruling on the legality of offshore operation of slot ma chines here is to be asked of the State attorney general by the Co lonial Beach Town Council. The council has unanimously adopted a resolution directing Town Attorney George Mason, jr„ to s£ek an answer to the problem. The question arose when slot machines were placed in operation a short time ago on a wharf ex tending into the Potomac River from the New Atlantic Hotel. Charles County License. Ralph Millen, proprietor of the hotel located the devices in a building on the pierhead over Maryland water. He contended that they are operating legally because Maryland owns the Po-*i tomac River to low water mark on the Virginia shore, The machines are operating un der licenses issued by Charles County. Md. Town and Westmoreland Coun ty. Va., authorities have said they agree with Mr. Millen, but church leaders here have cited several court opinions which held that Virginia has jurisdiction over the full length of wharves extending from its shore. More Slot Machines Planned. The importance of the decision lies partly in the fact that several other individuals and business firms are known to be contem plating installation of slot ma chines on other existing wharves and others are said to plan new piers for the same purpose. Also, if slot machines are ruled legal under the circumstances some members of the Town Coun cil believe the next step will be the sale of liquor in buildings over Maryland water. Town Counoilman John E. Mayo, who said he would intro duce a resolution providing for the operation of slot machines on the end of a wharf belonging to the town, said he would withhold action until the Attorney General had ruled on the question. Dr. Marshall Honored At Memorial Concert ly the Associated Press MASSANETTA SPRINGS, Va., Aug. 22.—With an attendance of more than 4,500 at three services yesterday, the Bible Conference here celebrated the first Sunday of the two-week study. When the choir of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church of Washington began the me morial concert honoring the late Dr. Peter Marshall, pastor of the church, the open-air auditorium was filled to capacity. Bishop Arthur J. Moore of the Methodist Church, speaking on “Our Basic Need,” said thoughtful Christians cannot remain im pervious to the mighty forces let loose on the continuing life of the church. Every age forms a bridge, the bishop said, between that which precedes and that which follows it, "but 'the church of this epochal period is called upon to deal with unanticipated problems and a tactically revolutionary so ciety.” Tobin Urges Teen-Agers No) to Quit School for Jobs - Secretary of Labor Tobin today appealed to teen-agers to go back to school this fall and complete their education rather than take jobs. “Your best weapon in a com petitive job market is a good edu cation.” Mr. Tobin said. The Secretary said he was ask ing public officials over the coun try to assist in pointing out to young people the advantages of getting a good education. He said they would benefit by being better fitted to enter the ranks of labor eventually. He concluded: “For your own sake and that of the Nation, get as good an educa tion as you can.” * 1 Nearly Every Victim of Polio Has to Rely on March of Dimes By George Beveridge Every day during this season, when the mounting polio toll takes another jump, those coins you dropped into March of Dimes col lection boxes last winter seem a little more important. If you or a member of your family should be stricken with polio the odds are overwhelming that you would have to turn to the National Foundation for In fantile Paralysis for help. That's been the experience seen in almost every case of the disease in Washington and nearby county chapters of the foundation. Tragic enough in its effects on the bodies of its victims, the disease often can be catastrophically expensive. $1,000 a Month. Here, according to flies of the District chapter, are a few ex amples: A woman, stricken last year with the serious bulbar form of polio, still has a monthly hospital and medical care bill of well over $1,000. Care for a flSgfi school girl, stricken live years ago and suffering nerve and muscle de struction which has required fre quent treatment, has cost more than $4,500. A 4-year-old boy suffering a more recent and much milder attack has incurred ex penses of over $500. There's no way to estimate the average cost of polio, because there’s no such thing as an aver age patient. The cost depends on the severity and length of treat ment. That can range from a few weeks to many years. The foundation expects the families of polio patients to pay what they can afford, without reducing their standard of living. That means the brunt of expense in almost every case' falls on the foundation. Last year, the District chapter spent $93,494.32 for the care of 279 patients. Of that number, 135 were new patients last year. The others incurred amounts ranging from a few dollars to hundreds. Nursing Major Expense. One of the greatest expenses is nursing care. For the year end ing last July 1, for example, the District chapter spent nearly $27,000 solely for nurses at Gal linger Hospital. For the first five months of this year, the District group has spent $38,841 for care and treatment, $5,300 more than last year at this time according to John M. Chris tie, treasurer. Receipts during the first five months, he said, totaled $65,000, compared with $73,000 for that period in 1948. Of the funds collecting in the annual March of Dimes drives, one-half remains in communities for local prrograms and half to the national group, partly for re search projects. Each county near the District conducts its own program. The foundation comes into the polio patient’s life almost as soon as he gets to the hospital. In most cases in the Washington area, this is what happens when polio*'strikes: Most adults with the disease go to Gallinger, and most youngsters to Children’s Hospital. In either case they remain in isolation for two weeks. Under the District chapter plan, many adults then are transferred to Providence Hospital for further treatment. Children who go initially to Gal linger either remain there or are transferred to Children’s Hospital. While doctors know little about the virus which attacks nerve cells and causes paralysis, they begin work almost immediately to offset ‘its results. When there is evidence of damage, physical therapy is started which often places useless muscles back into use. Braces help speed the process and often corrective surgery is later per formed. In the deadly bulbar form, “iron lung” respirators help paralyzed breathing muscles. As soon as they are able, patients return home and continue treatment there 'and on return visits to the hospitals. The Dis trict chapter operates weekly clinics at Children’s and Provi dence, where doctors give their time to check patients’ progress and prescribe further treatment. One of the greatest needs in the District, officials said, is a swimming pool to provide exercise for the stricken patients. Programs of the District chap ter are similar in most respects to those in Alexandria and Arlington, Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties. Some Chapter* Asking Help. While the District expects to get through the year with its cur rent funds, however, some of the county chapters are harder hit. Arlington, for example, already has received $95,000 during the last three years from the national foundation in order to carry out its work. Its chairman. Mrs. Laura T. Boldin, said another re quest “almost certainly will have to be made thjs year.” Prince Georges County. Md.; which has had 16 cases so far this year—about equal the 1948 total —already has requested aid from the national group, officials said. Officials here refused to com ment on polio insurance policies, which offer coverage of polio ex penses, usually on an annual bas is for a single premium. National foundation officials added they are “in no position to pass judg ment on polio insurance.” “We have never attempted to tell the American people what doctors or what hospitals they should use, nor do we feel that we can tell j them what kind of insurance they ! should use," they said. “These are all matters of personal pre rogative." New Polio Case Raises D. C. Area Total to 91 One new case of polio was re ported in the Washington area today, raising to 91 the number of cases registered by health offi cials so far this year. The new patient is a 5-year-old boy living in the 1100 block of Wilkes street, Alexandria, who was admitted to Children’s Hospital last Friday. Officials said the child has a moderate weakness of both legs, resulting from the dis ease. The Montgomery County Health Department reported its third Rocky Mountain spotted fever case of the year, a 56-year-old man of Route 2, Silver Spring, Md. He is a patient at Montgomery County General Hospital. Mitchell's Title Now Civil Service Chairman President Truman has desig nated Harry B. Mitchell, who has been president of the Civil Service Commission, as chairman of the commission. The change in title is a result of the President’s reorganization. Under the reorganization, execu tive and administrative powers which have been exercised jointly by the three members of the com mission are concentrated in the chairman in order to facilitate day-to-day operations. Sterling 5000 fo; ' day Star. 96 Girl Delegates Visit Capitol and Court in Study of Government Visits to the Capitol and the Su preme Court were highlights of today's program for 96 teen-age girls here to set up their own mini ature National Government. The girls are delegates to the American Legion Auxiliary Girls’ Nation sessions being held at American Universi^ through Fri day. Delegates represent 47 States and the Canal Zone. The two delegates from Mississippi are not attending because of a polio outbreak. One of the delegates Is Miss Joan Rankin, 16, of Cincinnati, governor of the Ohio Girls’ State, the first colored girl to attend the national program since it began ‘three years ago. She was the cen ter of considerable controversy earlier this summer when the Qhjo American Legion Auxiliary decided not to send her as one of its dele gates. ~!fc , reversed its decision after several organizations, in cluding the Ohio’s House of Rep resentatives, interceded in her behalf. To Elect on Wednesday. At the time of the controversy, Mrs. Carl W. Zeller, director of the Buckeye Girls’ State, said Miss Rankin would not be sent here to save her the “embarrassment posed by certain social discrimina tions in the Capital.” , Miss Rankin is staying with the otherTlelegates at Mary Gray don Hall at the university. Her two roommates are delegates from Maine and Washington State. Besides a full program of ob serving Government departments in action, the girls will study procedures in sessions at the uni versity. Officers will be elected Wednesday who will carry out the legislative, executive and judicial functions of government until the program ends. President Truman, who will greet the girls at noon Thursday on the White Houe lawn, is but one of the high officials sched uled to advise the visitors. To Hear Women Officials. Two women officials who will talk to the girls tonight are Rep resentative* Katharine St. George, Republican, of New York,' and United States Treasurer Georgia Neese Clark. The week’s program will include : Tomorrow—11 a.m., Senate Of fice Building, Representative Keat ing, Republican, of New York. Wednesday—10 a.m.. Senator Margaret Chase Smith, Repub lican of Maine; 11 a.m., Senator Mundt, Republican, of South Da kota. Thursday—10 ajn., Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Johnson; noon. President Truman; 2:30 p.m., Senator Hickenlooper, Re publican, of Iowa, to greet State delegates. Friday—9:30 a.m., Interior De partment, Voice of America broad cast; 11:15 a.m.. New State Build ing, Undersecretary of State Webb: 3:30 £.m., Secretary of the Navy Matthews. Funeral Rites Tomorrow For John H. Schul, 51 Funeral Services for John H. Schul, 51. of Philadelphia, for merly an attorney with the Social Security Administration, will be held at 12:30 p-m. tomorrow at Oawler’s chapel. 1756 Pennsyl vania avenue N.W. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. Mr. Schul died last Thursday in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phila delphia after a short illness. - Bom in Washington, he was graduated from Southeastern Uni versity. He was an attorney with Social Security here for eight years and for the past five years he was with the Philadelphia area office. He was a veteran# of World War I; having served in the Tank Corps. In Philadelphia he was president of the Men of Mt. Airy Seminary and was a member of St. James’ Lutheran Church there. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Knouse Schul. of Phila delphia and a sister, Mrs. Louis A. Dellwig of 15 Wetherill road, Westmoreland Hills, Md. 15-Year-Old Girl Made Queen of Greenbelt Fete A 15-year-old high school girl last night was selected queen of the Greenbelt Water Follies. Norma Kerns, a sophomore at Greenbelt High, was chosen over five older competitors. SHe rep resented the Greenbelt Youth Center. She is the daughter of Mrs. Gladys L. Kerns and lives at 6-Q Hillside road. Greenbelt Mayor Thomas J. Canning presented her with a sil ver loving cup. The selection and the presenta tion took place at the annual Greenbelt Water Follies, staged at the Greenbelt pool, under spon sorship of the Greenbelt Recrea tion Department. WARL Starts New Gift Broadcast Despite Ban Set Oct. 1 Arlington Radio Station WARL tonight will inaugurate a new mystery tune series of broadcasts providing gifts to listeners, which the Federal Communications Com mission seeks to ban by October 1. Ray W. Baker, manager at WARL, said the station had de cided to proceed "at least until; October 1” with the fund-raising programs for Arlington Hospital,: in which $1,000 in prizes will be given away. The decision came about the time publicity was given to an FCC order which blocked another type of giveaway program orig inated at WARL. This series, known as “Dollars for Answers.”! was abandoned in March, 1948, however. In that case the FCC estimated that each telephone subscriber in the Washington exchange area might reasonably expect to win dollars for answers in 1,150 years, except “for the uncontrollable caprice of chance and the in evitable fate of the mortals.” Misses $26,000 by Minutes. Meanwhile, it was learned that a Silver Spring resident came within a few minutes—and one telephone call—of winning a $26, 000 giveaway last night on the American Broadcasting Co.’s “Stop the Music” show. The big prize was won by Mrs. Dorothe Fappen fort of Columbia, Mo., who was called from New York immediately before the sponsors telephoned Louis Allinger, 904 Gist avenue. Silver Spring, a compositor at the Government Printing Office. Mrs. Pappenfort, wife of a Mis souri highway engineer and the mother of two children, won tlie dtrsbd award because she knew the mystery melody was “Buttered #®as.” That cleared the boards and a new mystery tune contest was started. Mr. Allinger, who said he knew the song, "Buttered Peas,” was the flr^t person called. For knowing the title of a popular tune, he won a $400 bedroom suite* and qualified for a guess at a new mystery song, but he was un familiar with that one and lost out on a chance for a $10,000 award. WAKL Flans 13-Week Show. Mr. Baker said the 15-minute Arlington Hospital programs, scheduled at 6:30 p.m. daily, were booked to run for 13 weeks, or well past the FCC’s ban deadline. Whether the company will at tempt to carry the series the full time is yet to be decided, the manager indicated. Under the hospital program plan, listeners are askd/to make donations and, at the same time, to guess the title of a mystery tune. From the donors each day. three letters will be picked at random. Each will receive an award. The writers will be called by the station and asked to iden tify another tune, on which the grand award will be based. In the FCC ruling on “Dollars for Answers,’* the mathematical possibilities of becoming a winner were explored at length. This pro gram, sponsored by Zlotnik, was discontinued about four months after the commission began an in quiry into its operation. Mathematical Cl\ances. “A theoretical estimate of 9,000 calls per year and 270,000 Wash ington telephone subscribers in dicates that every one might be called within 30 years except for the element of chance selection which would result in some multi ple and some omitted calls,” the commission said. "The probabili ties might interest the mathemati cally inclined. “For example, if the experience indicated rate of WARL winner production should be maintained at 128 per 200 days, then all of the assumed 270,000 Washington telephone subscribers might ex pect to become winners in slightly more than 1,150 years, except, of course, for the uncontrollable capries of chance and the inevi table fate of mortals.” _ » Selection of Arbitrators In Transit Dispute Delayed Selection of three arbitrators to act on the . Capital Transit Co. employes’ wage demands was de clared today by the withdrawal of one of the seven men from the panel which the three were to be drawn. Company and union repre sentatives were to have met this afternoon for each side to strike off two of the seven names. The three remaining were to sit with one company representative and one union representative to form the arbitration board. The ^Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service will supply another nominee to take the place of the one who withdrew. A company representative said it is expected the formation of the arbitration board wUl be delayed about a week. ? House Seeks To Finish Work By August 31 Three-Week Recess Planned if Senate Ag rees, Rayburn Says Speaker Rayburn said today the House will seek to complete its pending work by August 31 and take a three-week recess if the Senate will agree. Mr. Rayburn and other House leaders have been seeking agree ment on some plan to allow House members to go home while the Senate, far behind on appropria tions and other bills, catches up on its work. o The House action will depend on Senate agreement to such a recess. If the Senate will not agree it is expected the House will meet only at three-day intervals with a token number of members in attendance while the rest re turn to their districts. Lucas Threat stuaiea. The House plans were advanced while Democratic leaders weighed a threat by Senate Majority Leader Lucas to keep Congress in session until Thanksgiving, if necessary, to clean up pending "must” bills. Senator Lucas indi cated, this intention in a week end radio program. Observers were waiting to see what effect the Lucas warning would have on the Senate, which holds the key to adjournment be cause it is far behind the House on seven appropriation bills and half a dozen other measures the lead ers want passed this year. Democratic congressional lead ers appear to be counting heavily on the second session, which starts in January, to give the Eighty first Congress a presentable record of accomplishment for the 1950 elections. Speaker Rayburn and Senator Lucas predicted yesterday that the record of this Congress “when finally written next year” will be one of the most constructive in many years. Little Headway Made. This forecast served to point up the fact that in its first session this year the Eighty-first has made little or no headway on President Truman's domestic pro gram. In the foreign policy field it* batting average this year will be fairly good. The Marshall Plan has been authorized for another year, the Senate has ratified the North Atlantic Defense Pact .and both houses are expected to agfed finally on some military assistance program for co-operating coun tries. On the domestic side, however, it appears the Democratic leaders will have to pin their hopes on the 1950 session for a final decision on revision of the Taft-Hartley labor law. Federal aid to educa tion, civil rights and broader social security and welfare pro grams. Body of Man Who Fled Policy Found in River The body of Jack Martin. 25, of the 400 block of Randolph street N.W., who jumped into the Po tomac River from the deck of the steamer Bear Mountain Friday night, was found floating near the Virginia shore today. Martin had broken out of the ship’s brig a few minutes after his arrest by Detective Sergt. Ralph W. Creel on charges of lifting a purse belonging to Miss Margaret Gathright of Arlington Farms. Harbor Precinct police, who took Martin’s body to the Morgue, said he apparently lost his direction in the dark and instead of swim ming for the District shore, just 50 yards away, struck out for the Virginia side. The body was found 20 feet from the Braddock Light & Power Co. plant, about half a mile from the point where Martin jumped. The body was discovered this morning by Charles T. Lovelace, 305 East Del Ray avenue, Alex andria. He called Alexandria po lice, who in turn notified Wash ington police. The body was recovered by Harbor Precinct Pvts. H. S. Carrico and Minor W. Hanger. It was identified at the Morgue by tatoo marks. Boy, 11, Dies After Falling From Porch in Rockville James Richardson, 11, of Harlan, Ky„ died yesterday in Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, from injuries received in a fall from a second stojv porch at the home of an Ancle ill Rockville. According to the hospital, the boy suffered a fractured skull and a fractured wrist when he slipped while climbing on the porch railing and fell to a concrete pavement. The mishap occurred about 5:30 p.m. Friday at the home of his uncle. Chief Petty Officer Leonard Lacy, 406 Blandford avenue, Rock ville, the hospital said. The boy failed to regain consciousness be fore his death at 12:58 am. yes terday. Dr. Frank J. Broschart, Mont gomery County medical examiner, issued a certificate of accidental death. The boy lived with his father in Harlan. His mother, Mrs. Ruth Thomas, is a nurse in Louisville. His body has been sent to Harlan for burial. Addington Nominated GATE CITY, Va., Aug. 22 (/P).— James R. Addington of Gate City was named by Scott County Re publicans Saturday as a c®" ’-'at* for the Virginia House of Dele* gates. r.