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Aid of Soviet in Treason Defense Envoy Here Asked To Produce Witness On 'Mental Illness' District Court Judge Alexander Holtzoff is considering a motion in the Herbert J. Burgman trea son trial for a court order aimed at putting the Soviet Government to work for the defense. In the motion, filed yesterday, Defense Attorney James J. Laughlin asked Judge Holtzoff to ask Secretary of State Acheson to ask Alexander S. Panyushkin, the Russian Ambassador here, to help produce a witness the defense wants to have at the trial. Mr. Laughlin identified the jmo posed witness as “Medical Coun cil Grage, M.D.,” and said he is in Chemnitz, Germany. Chemnitz is in the Russian Zone of »ccupa tion. Indicates Mental 111. Mr. Laughlin indicated the doc tor would be expected to testify that Burgman was mentally ill when, the Government says, he broadcast Nazi propaganda to the United States from Germany dur ing the war. Mr. Laughlin said he and Vic tor C. Woerheide, special assistant to the Attorney General, had been unable to obtain a deposition from “Dr. Grage" on a recent trip to Europe. “Since the voluntary presence of Dr. Grage would in no sense impede the diplomatic relation ship now existing between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Repub lics, we believe this motion should be granted," Mr. Laughlin wrote. In case the judge should decide against seeking the aid of the State Department and the Rus sian Embassy, Mr. Laughlin asked that a "certificate" — said to have been obtained from the doctor in 1946 — be admitted in evidence in the trial. Affidavit on Treatment. The certificate, as quoted in an affidavit attached by Mr. Laughlin to his motion, described Burg man’s treatment at the Neurologi cal Clinic, Chemnitz, in 1938. It diagnosed Burgman’s illness as "paranoid schizophrenia" and stated he was discharged from the clinic "unhealed.” As set forth in the purported certificate: "His father is said to have been freakish. A brother died in an insane asylum in America. Be fore admittance into the clinic he suffered from a catatomic stupor. Then he got Streaks of fear, believed himself persecuted, spoke only at a whisper, was with out incentive and believed that in the office they were working against him with explosives * * *. “He stated that he thought an English officer had put explosives under his car. From then on he could not be induced to get into his car." Opening Statement. Mr. Laughlin had indicated, in his opening statement to the jury when the trial opened on October 11. that he would defend Burg man on the grounds the 53-year old defendant was not responsible for his wartime acts, because of a temporary mental illness. Mr. Laughlin yesterday also asked the court to suppoena Wal ter Baeder, a boyhood friend of Burgman’s, as a defense witness. Mr. Baeder lives in Lacrosse, Wis., ten miles from Burgman’s native town of Hokah, Minp., and Mr. Laughlin asked that he be brought to Washington at Government expense. Judge Holtzoff took both mo tions under advisement. Burgman was chief clerk in the military attache's office of the American Embassy in Berlin be for the war. The Government says he refused repatriation when hostilities broke out in 1941, and broadcast propaganda for the Nazis as the “Joe Scanlon” of the Berlin radio’s “Station DEBUNK” programs. Apartment Thief Takes $20 During Bridal Shower Mrs. Gertrude Stewart, 2808 Gamsville street S.E., reported to police that a sneak thief entered her ground-floor apartment and stole a purse containing $20 last night from the bedroom while she was holding a shower for a bride to-be in her living room. The thief slashed the screen in a bedroom window, she told police, and apparently entered the bed room while the party was under way. The purse belonged to her, she added. In another housebreaking, po lice reported that some one ran sacked the home of Dr. Benjamin F. Weems at 5111 Chain Bridge road N.W. yesterday afternoon while the family was out. The thief took $349 from a pocketbook and 400 pennies which had been collected by the Weems' son. The Ace Wrecking Co. office at 4002 Minnesota avenue N.E. also was entered last night by thieves who moved a metal strongbox to the yard and used a company pick to open it. The company said about $260 was missing. East German Republic Seeks to Try Use Koch By the Associated Press • BERLIN, Oct. 22.—The Justice Ministry of the new East German republic bid today for a chance to try Use Koch, the witch of Buch enwald. It issued a statement deploring American reluctance to deliver Frau Koch to the Soviet zone “so she can be judged in the local ity of her crimes.” The Buchenwald concentration e&mp, where she once lived as the commandant’s wife, is in the So viet zone state of Thuringia. Takoma Park Boy, 14, Becomes Eagle Scout in Only 17 Months James Thompson Brown II gets his Eagle Scout award from Joseph Davis, assistant'Scout executive of the National Capital Area Council, climaxing a record-breaking 17-month progression through six scouting classes. —Star Staff Photo. Jimmy Brown's chest resembles a page from the Boy Scout award book. The Takoma Park 'Md.t 14 year-old officially became an Eagle Scout last night at Court of Honor ; ceremonies, which stressed his record-breaking. 17-month sprint through six Scouting classes, be ginning with the Tenderfoot. James Thompson Brown, II, of 109 Westermoreland avenue, en tered Roosevelt High School where the event was held, wearing a sash filled with 27 merit badges. “It’ll only hold nine more,” | Jimmy laughed. Jimmy, whose fast climb to the ; Eagle* class is not equaled any where on District and nearby Maryland Scout records, has been forced to cool his heels since May, 1 when he actually passed his re quirements. The award had to be made at one of the three courts held a year. ‘Wasn’t Much to It.’ Although Scout officials testi fied the average boy becomes an Eagle only after at least two years. Jimmy stated: “Aw, there wasn't much to it.” But his badges, nine of which were necessary in addition to the eighteen he had as a Life Scout, include: Swimming, forestry, markmanship, mechanical draw ing, farm, home and its planning, scholarship, home repairs, book binding, stamp collecting, first aid, life saving, personal and pub lic health, cooking, camping, civics, bird study, pathfinding, safety, pioneering, athletics and physical development. Tenderfoot 2 Years Ago. Jimmy, who moved to Maryland from Roanoke, Va„ last year, en tered Scouting as a Tenderfoot less than two years ago and had to wait the required month to be come a Second Class Scout. “I got it right on the month, too," he stated, warming a bit to his subject. “Then I waited two months to become a First Class. And when I went to present my requirement card and take the review at Roanoke, the man in charge had gone. I had to wait another full month." The boy reached the Star class after his return from camp in August, 1948. and passed the Life Scout requirements last Novem ber. But for Jimmy, a member of Troop 33 of the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, his award last night means just another wait on regulations. “You see. I have enough merit badges now' to get the bronze palm—but I have to wait another month,” he sighed. Business Group Backs 530-Acre Area for Bethesda Apartments A group of Bethesda s key busi nessmen last night enthusiastically indorsed a proposal to triple the amount of land set aside in the community for apartment use. At a meeting called by the Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, officers and directors of Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Civitan clubs and the Montgomery County Real Estate Board expressed unanimous satisfaction with the proposal ad vanced by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Com mission. The same proposal is be ing fought by the Montgomery County Civic Federation. The apartment expansion plan was explained to the businessmen by E. Brooke Lee, vice-chairman of the planning commission, who described it as a “reasonable solu tion for the forward-looking needs of your community.” About 50 men attended the meeting. Emphasizing his belief that Bethesda should remain a pre dominantly “single-family com munity,” Mr. Lee said the plan would “nail down apartments for all time and offer complete secur ity to single-family areas from any possible threat of apartment encroachment.” The Planning Commission pro posal provides for an increase from 191 to 530 acres in the amount of land in Bethesda and Chevy Chase which would be zoned for apartment use. This is necessary, Mr. Lee con tended, because of “tremendous housing demands” arising from expansion of the Naval Medical Center and the National Insti tutes of Health, both in Bethesda. Federal officials have said 5,700 employes will be hired at the latter institution when the $40, 000,000 structure, now under con struction, is completed. Under the proposal, both sides of Wisconsin avenue from the District line to Bradley boulevard, a distance of about a mile, would be reserved for apartments to a depth of 400 feet. Mr. Lee declared that unless that land and a large tract behind the new Woodward & Lothrop store at the District line is re served for apartments, it will be come commercial. The present Bethesda bysiness area then would “disintegrate.” he said. An estimated 10,000 families would be accommodated if all of the proposed apartment house land is utilized for the purpose, Mr. Lee said. He compared the plan for 536 apartment acres in Bethesda to the Silver Spring sit uation. Mr. Lee said the latter community already has 536 apart ment acres and 100 more soon will be proposed. Barkley's Son-in-Law Flying From London By the Associated Press LONDON, Oct. 22. — Suffering from a stomach ailment. Max Truitt, son-in-law of Vice Presi dent Barkley, caught a plane for Washington last night. The 45-year-old lawyer was taken aboard the Pan American airliner in a wheelchair. An Em bassy spokesman said he had ar rived in London Wednesday on business. Soil Is Flown Here From Britain to Publicize Film The Agriculture Department's | strict regulations on imported soil salvaged a press agent's stunt ! here yesterday—otherwise this item would never have made the paper. As a build-up for the British film, “Passport to Pimlico,” the 'press agent had 100 pounds of British soil brought over by American Overseas Airlines so the Playhouse Theater patrons may tread on English soil. Prevalence of the golden nema tode, a microscopic, potato-hun gry worm, in some English earth made the Agriculture Depart ment’s Plant Quarantine Inspec tion Service doubly cautious. The earth was steam-sterilized before delivery to the theater. “We don’t want the golden nematode in our potatoes,” said a Quarantine Inspection Service spokesman". Two New Polio Cases Put Arlington Total at 19 Two new polio.cases have been reported to health authorities in Arlington, bringing the Arlington total for the year to 19. Both patients are in Children's Hospi tal. One is a 5-year-old girl living in the 700 block of South Florida street and the other is a 4-year old girl whose home is in the 500 block of South Eighteenth street. No new cases were reported to day by other nearby counties. The District’s total rose yesterday to 92. , ' Health Officers Hit Compulsory Insurance Bill State and Territorial Association Calls for Department of Health Establishment of a Department of Health with cabinet status was urged, and proposed compulsory health insurance legislation, now pending in Congress, was opposed today in resolutions passed by the Association of State and Territo-1 rial Health Officers. The group, which met at the Federal Security Administration Auditorium, elected as president Dr. Wilton K. Halverson of San Francisco, California State officer. He succeeds Dr. Robert H. Hutch eson of Franklin, Tenn., the Ten nessee State health officer, whom the group voted to honor with a special gavel made of wood from his own State. The resolution opposing health insurance legislation, as drawn, pointed out that it “does not in clude adequate provisions for pre ventive medicine and the future development of modern public health service.” It declared that it is generally recognized that the people of the United States “now enjoy the highest standards of health of any country in the world” and said that proper public health education and organized public health service with qualified per sonnel have been among the prin cipal factors in accomplishing this result. In the proposed Department of Health, the resolution urged that it be set up “under the direction of a career public health physi cian in the Federal Government." The conference, attended by 250 doctors from all over the coun try, urged that Federal aid-tnoney to the States be appropriated for general public health purposes, rather than earmarked for spe cific projects. Teachers Stimulated By GIs, Says Marvin Veterans studying under the GI Bill of Rights aren't much more than average, so far as grades go, but they have stimu lated a “revitalization of teach ing” by asking the “fundamental questions that came to them out of their wartime experience.” This is the great contribution of the GI Bill to education in this country. Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin, president of George Washington University, declared last night. He spoke at a testimonial dinner for Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, III. retir ing commander of Cooley-McCul lough American Legion Post, at the National Press Club. Gen. Grant, who also is a trus tee of George Washington Uni versity, pledged “continued in terest” in activities of the post. Other speakers included Lynn Stambaugh, past national com ;mander; Charles K. Dunn, de partment commander; Capt. John R. Perry of the Bureau of Yards i and Docks, and Comdr. Prank Sanders. Past Commander Carl Kuldell was master of ceremonies. Restaurani Owner Fined ! For Sunday Whisky Sale The proprietor of a Southern Maryland restaurant was fined a I total of $300 in Upper Marlboro Police Court yesterday on a charge of permitting the illegal sale of whisky on a Sunday. Miss Dorothy Good. 40. operator of the Colonial Inn at T.B., near Brandywine, was fined $200 on a charge of permitting the sale and I another $100 for allowing a minor to do so. The latter fine was suspended, however, by Trial Magistrate Alan Bowie with the provision that no more similar offenses occur during the next 12 months. Miss Good and a 17-year-old waitress in the establishment were arrested last Sunday afternoon by Pvt. Wallace L. Baker and Desk Clerk Louis E. Weaver of the county police. The two policemen were in plain clothes at the time. The waitress was charged with selling the whisky and will face county Juvenile Court action at Upper Marlboro Friday. Transit Workers Outline Stand On Overtime Arbitration Board Hears Demand for Reduced 'Spread' Capital Transit Co. union em ployes today laid their arguments for more favorable arrangements in computing “spread overtime” and for holiday pay before the arbitration board which is hear ing their case for higher wages and other benefits, “Spread overtime” is calculated in the case of swing runs. Where a streetcar or bus operator has a morning rush-hour run and an other in the afternoon, with re leased time in between, he does' not draw overtime until after an 11-hour spread between the be-: ginning of the first period of duty1 and the end of the second. The union wants to reduce this period to 10 hours. It has been 11 hours since an arbitration award in 1947 which reduced it from a still longer period. Six Exhibits Introduced. In support of the union’s case, E. L. Oliver, who is representing the union before the five-man arbitration board, introduced six exhibits designed to show the spread time practice in transit companies in other cities and also on the railroads. These brought the total number of union exhibits to 32. The union is asking holiday pay for eight holidays. At present, only the approximately 370 em ployes at the Fourth and M streets S.W. shops get holiday pay. The designated holidays are Decora tion, Independence and Labor Days and Thanksgiving, Christ mas and New Year Day. If the shop employes work on these days they are paid double. The union wants this arrange ment for all employes and wants to add Washington’s Birthday and Armistice Day to the list. 25-Gent Raise to Be Asked. This is just one of the changes in working conditions and bene fits the union is seeking which fill1 most of a 33-page typewritten! schedule. The demand for a 25 cent-an-hour wage increase is to be presented last to the five-man arbitration board. The hearings are being held at the Hamilton Hotel. A beginning was made on the spread overtime yesterday after noon when the union put in its case for the elimination of swing runs on Sundays. They asked also that not less than 60 per cent of the regular runs on weekdays, including Saturdays, shall be straight or uninterrupted runs. When the 60 p^r cent straight run question came up, it developed this is generally the company’s practice now. Mr. Oliver ex-1 plained, however, the union wants it written in the contract, in case there are changes in super visors, or even in management. Shift of Control Cited. Referring to the recent pur chase of control of the company by a group of Florida business men. he said that it is "doubly important that present practices be embodied in the contract.” In view of a number of ques tions on which the union and the cwqpany seem almost in agree ment, Alfred A. Colby, chairman of the arbitrators, asked why agreements had not been reached to reduce the number of issues be fore, the board. This brought a request for an ofif-the-record hud dle With the board. It was under stood the explanation was that. I when negotiations broke down last June, areas of agreement vwere i wiped out, and each side went back to its original proposal. CIO Council Backs Ouster Of Unfaithful Officials The District Industrial Union Council (CIO) has approved oust ing of "all officers of the CIO who have demonstrated an unwilling ness to enforce the policies and constitution” of the organization. A unanimous resolution passed at the council’s recent October meeting also called for ouster of “all international unions within the CIO whose officers are guilty of following the Communist line rather than CIO policy.” Neighborhood School Study Downtown School Rolls Unlikely To Increase in Next Few Years The downtown area has only four schools operating now. The only white elementary school is (li Grant. The colored elementary schools are (2> Briggs-Montgomery and (3» Stevens. The fourth school is (4) the Francis Junior High School for colored students. (Seventh of a Series.) The downtown Northwest sec tion of Washington has a small school population, which is not likely to increase to any extent in the next few years, thus giving school officials few really serious problems there. The area being considered to day is bounded by North Capitol street on the east, the Mall on the south, Rock Creek Park and Florida avenue on the west, and Connecticut avenue. New York avenue and Massachuetts avenue on the north. Here are the White House and dozens of well known Government buildings which are seen traditionally by tourists visit ing the city. There are only four schools in the area. Only one of these, the Francis Junior High School for colored students, is overcrowded.1 Francis has an enrollment of 964, which is 118 over its capacity. 10 Percent Decline Since ’39. Dr. George D. Strayer of Colum bia University, who made a study of school needs in the District last year, said the colored school enrollment has declined about 10 per cent in this area since 1939. A slight increase is probable in the next few years, however, he added. It is unlikely there will be any appreciable increase in the white school population, he said. Dr. Strayer pointed out the area is occupied largely by Government buildings, commercial property and hotels and rooming houses catering to “non-family" units. The only white elementary school in the area is the Grant School, an eight-room building with an enrollment of 203 pupils, 85 under capacity. Two colored grade schools are located here — the Briggs-Mont gomery with an enrollment of 583, seven pupils over capacity, and the Stevens, with an enrollment of 557, which is 91 under capacity. Replacement Askted. Stevens, however, is not con sidered to be much of a school. In the 1951 budget estimates, the Board of Education asked for money to replace Stevens with a modern 24-room structure. i School officials pointed out that one unit- of Stevens was con structed in 1868, and the other two wings, in 1896. All the toilets in the three-story building are in the basement, and there is no auditorium, no lunchroom, no of fice for the principal, no first aid room and no facilities for physi cal education. Francis Junior High School should have an addition. In the 1951 budget requests, the school board asked for money to make improvements and additions to the building, including a >new cafeteria, new gymnasium. No other construction is plan ned in the area for the time being. The Webster School at Tenth and H streets N.W., for many years used as the Americaniza tion School, was abandoned for classroom purposes this year. The Americanization School now oc cupies one wing of the Adams Elementary School at Ninteenth and California streets N.W. Guard Told Drills Outside Armory Need Approval The next time any unit of the District National Guard wants to storm the Capitol or any other public building, it will have to get permission first—in writing. Brig. Gen. William H. Abend roth. Guard commander, yesterday issued an order restricting all operations to the Armory. If a unit commander wants to work out a problem outside this area, he must apply for permission to brigade headquarters and wait for written orders. Headquarters also will clear the maneuver with of ficials of the public building in volved, before approving the proj ect. The new order followed the sur prise “raid” on the Capitol earlier this week by a platoon of military police. Alexandria Cited Again For Pedestrian Safety Alexandria for the second con secutive year has won first place among Virginia cities of com parable size for pedestrian safety, the city was notified yesterday. Other cities that placed first in their population groups were Winchester, Roanoke and Radford. The annual contest is sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Committee. Awards are made on the basis of improvement in pe destrian safety and efforts to re duce accidents' involving pe destrians. Awards announced yesterday are for the year 1948, when only one pedestrian was kiled in a traffic accident in Alexandria. Forms for 7950 Census Receive Officials' Approval Census Bureau officials formally approved forms for collecting most of the information in the 17th de cennial census at the Government Printing Office yesterday. The forms will cover informa tion on population and housing on the estimated 150,000,000 peo ple living in the United States. Each of the forms has space for data on six families, $nd the Cen sus Bureau has placed an order for 10,000,000 of them. Census Director Philip M. Hau ser said only two entirely new questions appear on the forms since the last census in 1940. One of these concerns the total income for a family over the last year, instead of just the amount of weekly salaries. The other • new question is whether there is a tele vision set in the home. Altogether, the 1950 census will require 71,225,000 forms, port folios and instruction manuals totaling 1,600 tons, or 90 carloads of paper. After delivery from the Government Printing Office, this material will be shipped out to 450 district offices of the Census Bureau throughout the United States and its territories. In April 140,000 enumerators will start making’ the rounds of 42.000,000 families to gather in formation, and the completed forms will be shipped back to Philadelphia for processing. By law, the entire operation must be concluded, and the digested in formation placed in the hands of President Truman, by December of the same year. FOR 1950 CENSUS—Census Director Philip M. Hauser (left) and Public Printer John J. Deviny examine the forms that will be used in compiling data on the country’s estimated 150,000,000 people \ —Star Staff Photo. Mr. Hauser said enumerators have had no trouble in the past in getting the information they need from the public. For one thing, a refusal to supply the in formation amounts to a mis demeanor, punishable by a fine of $100 or a 90-day jail sentence. The individual interviews take about 15 minutes, Mr. Hauser said. ' The questions include in formation on tiie number, age and sex of the individual members of each family; their marital status and occupations; their previous residences and citizenship, and their present housing and in comes. Arnold Line Fare Boost Blocked by ICC Order; I Hearing Date to Be Set An order of the Inter state Commerce Commission has blocked, at least temporarily,! rare increases on Arnold Line buses, which operate between Vir ginia points and downtown Wash ington. The higher fares would have become effective Monday had not the ICC "suspended” the com pany’s proposed tariff schedule. The suspension order was en tered late yesterday, the last day on which the ICC could prevent the rate change. The commis sion fixed no date for hearing the merits of the busline's proposal, but indicated an investigation will be made. The order is effective until May 23, 1950. The proposed rate increases also are being studied by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, because of the intra-State serv ice Arnold provides. Whether the ICC’s step yester day will affect the bus line em ployes’ threat to strike remains to be seen. During the summer the AFL Amalgamated Street Railway and Motor Coach Em ployes’ Union threatened to strike for a wage increase. That matter went to arbitra tion and the workers, numbering almost 300, were awarded in creases ranging from 10 to 17 cents an hour, spread over a long period. To offset the award, Arnold moved to raise fares 5 cents per zone, generally. It proposed to sell six tokens for $1 instead of four for 50 cents, as at present. The State Corporation Commis sion has ordered an audit of Ar nold books, which it will take up at a hearing November 1. The workers’ union set Novem ber 2 as the date of the strike if the pay raises were not forth coming. If they go through with the threat, the State is expected to take over operation of the bus line as it has done in the case of the Alexandria. Barcroft Se Wash ington Transit Co., which also op erates between Washington and Virginia points. September Sales Tax Yield Nears Million Mark September sales tax returns tabulated through yesterday had reached $959,905, and Sales Tax Administrator Allan F. Brooke estimated the total for the month will go well over $1,000,000. Mr. Brooke said less than 100 establishments had obtained per mission to delay returns beyond the deadline last Thursday, but that he knows of one such ac count alone which will bring the total to $1,00,000. He estimated that, in all, the outstanding reports will add $100, 000 to the returns tabulated so far. The 2 per cent levy imposed on sales here beginning last August 1, brought something over $840,000 for August. Tax officials termed August as probably the slowest month of the year for sales. Merchants and businessmen must file each month’s returns by the 20th day of the succeeding month. Supreme Court Weighs Pleas in Joint Fare Case Order of ICC Fixing Pentagon Bus Price Waits Final Ruling The Supreme Court, after hear ing concluding arguments yester day. has taken under advise ment a case testing whether the Interstate Commerce Commis sion has authority to fix joint fares for passengers using lines of the Capital Transit Co. and two Virginia bus companies be tween Washington and nearby Virginia. The case was appealed from a special panel lower court, which had set aside an ICC order fix ing fares. The ICC had author ized joint fares for passengers between Washington and points like the Pentagon, Airport, Navy Annex and Air Force buildings in Arlington County. The appeal from the lower court’s injunction against the ICC order was made by the Wash ington, Virginia and Maryland Coach Co., Inc., and the Alex andria, Barcroft and Washington Transit Co., which were joined by the Justice Department and the ICC. The Capital Transit Co. and the District Public Utilities Com mission opposed any Supreme Court action, defending the lower court decision. Argument of PUC. Attorneys for the PUC and Capital Transit argued that the ICC no longer has authority to fix the joint fares. ' Lloyd B. Harrison, for the PUC told the court the ICC had failed to show what national defense needs would be met now by a joint fare order. Such fares were established during the war. when the Capital Transit Co. operated buses serving the Pentagon. Mr. Harrison said the company no longer operates into Virginia and therefore is not subject to the ICC. Samuel P. Clark, counsel for Capital Transit, argued that the ICC is without jurisdiction, since the company stopped its bus operation to the Pentagon. Henry E. Ketner, attorney for the Virginia State Corporation Commission, which had entered the case as a friend of the oourt. declared the ICC “had exceeded its jurisdiction” in ordering the joint fares. Such an order he con tended was “an encroachment on State jurisdiction.” Appealed by Bus Line. Manuel J. Davis, counsel for the has been appealing the case, said the ICC does have authority to order joint fares, for through routes involved. “Capital Transit's contention that a through route does not exist,” he said, “wholly ignores the earlier decision of this court.” Passengers continue to originate in the District destined to their Virginia employment centers, he said. “There Is a clear, certain, un deniable Intent to travel over a direct route from a point within the District to a Virginia installa tion,” he told the court. Assistant Attorney General Philip Elman said tne Govern ment does not think there is any Question of confiscation in the present case. Capital Transit spokesmen had termed the Joint fare rate of 16 cents confiscatory. The ICC had fixed a lSVi-cent joint fare in 1945 and authorized a fare of 16 cents in 1948. The 1945 arrangement was agreed to by Capital Transit, but later this company requested a revocation and carried the matter to District Court, where it won an injunction last spring from a special panel of jurists. The court order enjoined the ICC from fix ing joint fares for Capital Transit and the Washington, Virginia and Maryland Coach Co. D. C. Players Capture Three Bridge Prizes Washington bridge players yes terday captured three major tro phies in the 19th annual District tournament at the Shoreham Hotel. Mrs. Freda Bentley and Lew Levenson triumphed over the mixed pair field last night to take the Capitol Cup. Mr. and Mrs. James Lazard received run ner-up awards. Mrs. J. R. Mc Ghee, jr„ and Miller S. Roberts were third. In the women’s pair contest yes terday afternoon, Mrs. Brecken ridge Long and Mrs. Harold Young maintained their strong lead to win the Columbia trophy. Mrs. McGhee and Mis. Margaret L. Fisher finished second. In the men’s contest, Dr. A. J. Steinberg and Lewis G. Tubbs outscored a field of 36 pairs to claim the President's Cup. Jules S. Chadock and James Surrock of Baltimore were second. The four-day tourney, under sponsorship of the Washington Bridge League, continued today with a two-session open pair match. Teams-of-four begin play tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. Also on tomorrow’s schedule is a two-ses sion amateur pair contest for the Evening Star Trophy. Rites Set for Payne Child Who Drowned in Creek Sy th« Auociatad Pres * FREDERICKSBURG, Va„ Oct. 22 — Funeral services were to be held today for 21-month-old James Lee Payne, who was drowned in Massaponax Creek in Spotsylvania county, Thursday afternoon. He wandered away from his home about 50 yards from the creek and fell from a five-foot embankment into one and a half feet of water. The body was found about an hour after the baby was missed by his mother. Mrs. Thomas Lee Payne. — The father is ap employe of the Richmond, Fredericksburg dt Potomac Railroad.