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7 Face Gaming Charge
After 2 Police Raids
Pour persons faced arraignment
on gambling charges today after
▼ice squad detectives pulled off a
quick raid in the first block of
M Street N.E.
Lt. Roy Blick said it took his
undercovermen just four minutes
to get into the place and make
a play with marked money. Be
fore the squad closed in, the
money was handled by three!
people and was on its way out!
of the rear door of the house,
he said.
Arrested were Julia P. Lewis,
42, of the 1900 block of Rosedale
street N.E.; Otis Jones, 31, 400
block of E street N.E.; Bertha
Thomas, 50, and Gussie M. Jack
son, 33, both of whom live at
the M street address. All are
colored.
They were charged with oper
ating a lottery and possession of
numbers slips and placed under
$1,500 bond each.
In a second raid yesterday, two
brothers were arrested on gam
bling charges. They are Benny
Denniberg, 40, of the 1300 block
of Missouri avenue N.W., and
Morris Denniberg, 38, of the 7600
block of Hammond street, Ta
koma Park. Both were picked up
in the 2800 block of Georgia ave
nue N.W.
Arrested with them was An
thony Kirby, 47, colored, of the
Georgia avenue address. All were
charged with operating a lottery
and possession of slips. The cases
were continued by United States
Commissioner Cyril S. Lawrence
until September 27.
Episcopal High School
Opens Its 112th Year
The 112th year of Episcopal
High School, Alexandria, opened
yesterday with the first classes
scheduled for today.
This year's enrollment is 249.
according to Richard P. Williams,
Jr. Two neW faculty members are
Raymond Kenneth Butler, Jr., who
wOl'teach Latin and mathematics,
slid Reginald Jarvis Proctor,
another mathematics instructor.
WED 50 YEARS—Mr. and Mrs.
William F. Hoffman, 2902 P
street N.W., who last night
celebrated their golden wed
ding anniversary. Mr. Hoff
man, 76, and Mrs. Hoffman, 73,
have their sons and eight
grandchildren. Mr. Hoffman
is a member of the Association
of Oldest Inhabitants, the Na
tional Press Club is a past
master and past high priest of
the Masons.
—Harris-Ewing Photo.
9 California Professors
Fired Over Loyalty Oath
By th« Associated Brass
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. IS.—
Nine professors who failed to take
any action on the University of
California Board of Regent’s loy
alty oath ultimatum are “no longer
employes of the university,” a
board spokesman said yesterday.
The spokesman said the nine
also have forfeited their right to
a year’s severance pay, which they
would have received had they re
signed. \
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ICC Orders Curb on Idle Freight Cars. Weighs New Moves
The Interstate Commerce Com
mission today was considering
additional orders to get the
maximum use from the Nation's
tight transportation facilities,
after issuing two orders to speed
up the railroad freight service.
The orders, issued “to promote
|the national defense,” call for
S higher demurrage charges paid
!by shippers for keeping freight
| cars idle and order the roads to
:speed up the handling of cars at
| the terminals.
At the same time, James K.
Knudson, ICC member who has
been designated as transportation
administrator under the Defense
Production Act, turned to the
problem of obtaining more freight
cars.
“If the railroads or private en
terprise can produce them, fine,”
he said. “If not, it may be that
the Government must take steps
to do so.’
Meanwhile, the Interior Depart
ment was organizing its share of
the defense production job, which
is to include allocation of petro
leum, natural gas, solid fuels and

electric power, should that become
necessary.
As planned now, the setup is to
be headed by a deputy administra
tor, under Secretary Chapman.
Under the deputy would be five
division heads for the jobs as
signed to the department by Presi
dent Truman.
It was said that some of these
divisions may be headed by officials
now in Interior, while others may
be under experts from the indus
tries involved. It was reported
that Bruce K. Brown, assistant
deputy administrator of the Petro
leum Administration for War in
World War II, may be asked to
head the petroleum division. He
is now president of the Pan-Amer
ican Southern Corp. of New Or
leans, subsidiary of the Standard
Oil Co. of Indiana.
Ralph K. Davies, who was dep
uty to Harold L. Ickes’ petroleum
administrator during the war, also
was listed as a possibility for the
post, Friends said, however, he is
reluctant to leave private business.
The new organization in In
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istration.
The ICC’s demurrage order is
intended to eurb the practice of
shippers keeping railroad cars
standing idle on their sidings to
assure their availability when
needed.
No charge is made for the first
two days the car is held. For
the next two days, under the or
der, a charge of $6 a day is to be
made instead of $3.30 at present.
For the next fourth and fifth days
the charge is $10 a day instead of
$6, the present lop. For the sixth
day and thereafter, the charge
goes to $20 a day.
The second order directs the
railroads to deliver cars to their
destinations within 24 hours after
the cars arrive at terminals, and
to move them away within 24
hours after notification the cars
are released or loaded again.
Road Meeting in Bowie
The 14th District Citizens As
sociation. Bowie, Md„ will meet
with the Maryland State Roads
Commission at 8 p.m. tomorrow to
discuss converting the old Wash
ington, Baltimore & Annapolis
Electric Railway right-of-way Into
a State highway between Wash
ington and Baltimore. The meet
ing will be held in the Bowie Ele
mentary School.
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