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PUC Receives
Final Briefs on
Pepco Rafe Plea
Power Firm Attacks
Transit Company for
Opposition to Raise
By Harriet Griffiths
Final briefs were being filed
today by parties concerned in the
Potomac Electric Power Co.’s ap
plication to the Public Utilities
Commission to increase its yearly
revenues by $3,379,000 through
rate boosts.
Pepco's own brief asserted it
needed relief promptly if its 1951
financing plans are to be suc
The company, through Attorney
James Francis Reilly, and Corne
lius Means, devoted many pages to
an attack on the case presented
at the public hearings this fall
by the Capital Transit Co. in op
position to the increase. '
Robert E. Harvey, special assist
ant to the controller for the
transit company, had presented
his calculations to indicate the
power company was entitled to no
Increase at all.
Figure Juggling Charged.
So far as the record shows, the
power company brief stated, Mr.
Harvey's qualification for giving
the testimony he did “seemed to
consist wholly of an ability to
juggle figures.” *
Regarding Mr. Harvey's testi- i
mony on the company's construc
tion program, the brief contended
it had “no foundation in either
experience or fact” and was “ut
terly worthless.”
“Mr. Harvey also chose to tes
tify as to the company's esti
mated revenues for 1951, and with
absolutely no background on the
subject, he endeavored to substi
tute his theoretical figures for
those reached by the company's
experienced personnel after long
study,” it declared.
During the hearings, V. A. Mc
Elfresh, PUC accountant, testified
he believed an additional $2.5 mil
lion a year would be enough to
keep the power company in sound
financial condition, providing a
6! 2 per cent return with a
Citizens Ask Denial.
The Federation of Citizens'
Associations urged the commission
to deny Pepco authority to in
crease its rates, in a brief filed
by Herbert P. Leeman, federation
president, and Vernon V. Baker,
chairman of the Public Utilities
The brief asked the PUC to
take note of the national policy j
of “preventing, wherever pos
sible, price rises and increases in
the cost of living.” It argued j
that under this policy the rate in
crease should not be appoved un
less it is definitely shown to be
necessary to give the company the |
minimum required return, or en- j
able it to continue services to the
This has not been shown in!
this case, the brief contended.
According to the federation at- (
torneys, the company should be
limited to a 5 per cent return, and |
no increase in rates is necessary j
to effect such a return. They |
stated the company has substan
tially underestimated the revenue
which existing rates will produce
in 1951.
Need for Revision Disputed.
People's Counsel John O'Dea
took the position there was no
need for any upward revision in
Pepco's allowable rate of return.;
In a General Services Adminis
tration brief, Attorneys Joe E.
Moody, and John J. Kirby, also
recommended a 5’,£ per cent re
Pepco should file rates which
would apportion the necessary in
crease in revenue among classes
of customers in proportion to rev
enue received from those classes
at existing rates.
The attorneys added that rail
way and street lighting customers,
should pay at rates which would
yield revenues equal to those un
der the appropirate schedules, plus
amounts to cover the costs of
special services to those customers,
less credit for customer property
used by Pepco in serving other
Four Seized in Gaming Raid
in Downtown Valet Shop
Four men were arrested yester
day in a gambling raid in a valet
shop in the 1300 block of H street
Five policemen entered the Lib
erty Valet Shop with United
States Commissioner’s search and
arrest warrants, after making a
number of plays at the establish
Police said they confiscated a
“shopping bag full” of race and
numbers slips and marked money.
Arrested were Ludovico Pap
pano, 45, of the 900 block of Perry
place N.E., described as the owner
of the shop; Walter R. Johnson,
27, colored, of the 500 block of
New Jersey avenue N.W.; Edgar
H. Fowler, 32, colored, also of the
500 block of New Jersey avenue
N.W., and Ulysses Grant Andrews,
46, colored, of the 500 block, of
Kingman place N.W.
Pappano and Fowler were
charged with possession of num
bers slip, operating a lottery and
setting up a gaming table and
were released under $2,000 bond
each. Johnson and Andrews, who
were released under $1,000 bond,
were charged with operating a
lottery and possession of numbers
Morningside Party Set
A party will be held for the chil
dren of Morningside, Md., at the
I. C. E. Club, 6119 Suitland road,
from 2 to 5 p.m. Christmas eve.
All children between the ages of
- 6 and 12 are invited. . ,
WINTER’S HERE—It’s the first day of winter, and look what
greeted Jean Duff (left) of 1352 East Capitol street and Esther
Marshall of 2818'^ Olive avenue N.W. on their lunch hour. They
work at the Post Office Department and they’re walking on
Twelfth street near Pennsylvania avenue. (Story on Page A-l.)
—Star Staff Photo.
Truman, Thousands of Others
Begin Holiday Exodus Today
Record Numbers
Due to Jam Trains,
Buses and Planes
President Truman and thou
sands of plain citizens were set to
leave for home today, bringing
Washington's annual Christmas
exodus to its peak.
The President left National Air
port for Kansas City to spend
Christmas with his family in In
dependence, Mo.
Thousands of otheis — some
predict record numbers—are ex
pected to jam into trains, buses
and planes to begin their own
homeward journeys.
From 30 to 35 extra trains are
scheduled to pull out of Union
Station before midnight, with all
room on the crack trains to dis
tant points long sold out.
20 Extra Flights Scheduled.
Most airlines also expect their
peak load today and tonight. One
has scheduled 20 extra outgoing;
The homegoers will leave just!
in time to make room for the
expected incoming travel peak
tomorrow. Everybody wants to
be at his desination by Christmas
eve, so everybody's starting out
today, the experts say.
Like everybody else, Mr. Truman
had some last-minute chores be
fore boarding his plane home. One
of them was to make recordings of:
two messages to be broadcast from
here Christmas eve.
One will be at the annual
Christmas tree lighting ceremony
on the White House grounds. The
other, addressed to people over
seas, will be broadcast by the
Voice of America.
Will Carry Chores With Him.
Mr. Truman also will carry some
chores with him. He will remain
in constant touch with the Capi
tal, and his plane, the Independ
ence, will fly him back on short
notice if there’s need.
In his party leaving today were
Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan, his
military aide; Brig. Gen. Wallace
H. Graham, his physician, and
Col. and Mrs. Louis Truman. Col.
Truman is the President’s cousin.
Mrs. Truman already has gone
home by train, and their daughter
Margaret is due to join them by
Christmas Day.
As usual, the President plans
to perform some neighborly duties
in his home territory. Tonight
there is a party scheduled 1n the
Muehlebach Hotel in Kansas City.:
A luncheon is scheduled there to
morrow. At Grandview. Mo., Mr.:
Truman will attend an Eastern
Star meeting tomorrow night and
a church dedication on Sunday.
To Light Tree Sunday.
Mr. Truman is scheduled to
light the community Christmas
tree on the White House
grounds by remote control at
5:16 p.m. Sunday. Several thou
sand citizens are expected to be
on hand for a Marine Band con
cert and ceremonies, although
they will be excluded from the
grounds this year for security
It looked today as if some people
might have trouble getting where
they want to on time.
Besides the regularly crowded
conditions, at least one large air
line has found it impossible to
schedule extra flights because of
a shortage of plane crews. This
line closed its waiting list for
reservations Tuesday.
But by Sunday night the exodus
will lighten so drastically that
the same line has canceled one
regular flight. According to the
reservations manager of this line,
the Christmas “week end’’ has
been in progress already for three
Parties in Full Swing.
Here at home, meanwhile, pre
Christmas parties were in full
Washington’s tens of thousands
of public and parochial school
children gleefully put their books
away yesterday for an 11-day
Toy and canned food collections
by local radio stations were reach
ing their climax.
The Christmas Bureau of United
White House Staff
Gets Remembrance
From President
President Truman today
shook hands with moi-e than
300 members of the White
House staff and the crew of
the yacht Williamsburg be
fore he took off on the holiday
flight to Independence, Mo.
As the President greeted the
staff members, each was given
■ ..an illuminated Christmas card
signed by the President and
Mrs. Truman.
Earlier at the cabinet meet
ing the President gave each of
the departmental chiefs a pic
ture of the cabinet which each
member had autographed.
The photograph was taken
some time ago and Louis
Johnson, who was ousted in
September. appears as Secre
tary of Defense.
Community Services already has
distributed more than 1,200 toys
to children in 275 families and
Christmas food baskets to 700 per
sons in 125 families. Many more
will receive similar gifts before
The Salvation Army is sending
baskets to hundreds of families
who rely on public assistance
funds, as well as many others.
Each family gets a chicken or a
Boys’ Clubs IMan Parties.
Each of Washington's eight
Metropolitan Police Boys’ Clubs
will have a Christmas party at 4
p.m. tomorrow. More than 40,000
packages of candy will be dis
tributed to club members. The
club's 85-piece band will make a
tour of hospitals and charitable
homes on Christmas morning.
Area military posts are giving
parties for children of their per
sonnel. Santa Claus will arrive
at Fort Belvoir in a helicopter for
a party for 2,000 children tomor
row. Fort McNair’s NCO Club
will have a party for post civilians
tonight and the post’s annual
Christmas party will be tomor
row night.
The Temple Baptist Church will
sponsor a party for children at
the Receiving Home at 7 o’clock
A United Nations party will be
held by 12 youth groups at 7:30
o’clock tonight at Inspiration
House, 1857 Kalorama road N.W.
A streetcar full of carolers will
travel from Missouri and Georgia
avenues N.W. to Seventh street
and Pennsylvania avenue and
back starting at 7 o’clock tonight.
The Recreation Department spon
sored a similar car last night.
The annual Christmas party of
St. Ann’s Infant Asylum is sched
uled for 3 p.m. December 30. with
the Most Rev. Amleto G. Cicog
nani. Apostolic Delegate to the
United States, as guest of honor.
Maybank in Hospital
For 'Complete Checkup'
Senator Maybank, Democrat, of
South Carolina, is in Bethesda
Naval Hospital today for a “com
plete checkup.”
An office aide said the Sena
tor was “fatigued and needed a
rest.” He denied reports that the
Senator had collapsed.
Rate in Draft
Seen Incredible
Concern Expressed
At Turn Downs by
2d Army Official
Draft-eligible doctors ordered
for examination from this area
are being rejected for physical
reasons at the “incredible” rate
of between 25 and 30 per cent.
Army officials said today.
Expressing concern, a high offi
cial of the Second Army head
quarters, which covers the Dis
trict and seven States, said he had
no way of explaining the high
rate. All the physicians, dentists
and veterinarians ordered up
either were educated at Govern
iment expense during the war or
otherwise deferred to continue
medical education.
“That makes it all the more in
explicable,” the officer declared.
“Most of these men were screened
physically before they were
I trained by the Army during the
Standards Are Lower.
“It is incredible to me that the
'Army would have educated a man
1 who was physically unfit. We can
assume that the halt, the lame and
the blind should have been
| screened out then.”
In addition, he declared, the
Army is using physical standards
considerably below those required
for most commissions—at a level,
in fact, that is the same as stand
ards set for the non-medical draft.
A considerable number of waivers
also have been given for physical
ailments, he said.
Yet latest figures for the Army
area show that of 609 medical
men whose examination papers
have reached headquarters, at
i least 150 have been rejected on
the basis of medical reports sub
mitted from the area's 26 examin
ing stations. After the 2d Army
rules on physical qualifications,
the papers of all men disqualified
are sent to the Army surgeon gen
eral. In all cases, the official said,
the higher authority has con
curred with the determinations.
The physical rejection rate for
reservist doctors called back to
active duty, who for the most part
are much older men, the official
said, is only about 10 per cent.
Accompanying many of the re
ports, the official said, are “sup
nortincr nanprs ” samp from nthev
physicians, attesting to ailments
on which the disqualifications are
Selective Service officials, it was
reported, are seriously concerned
about the high rate and some con
sideration has been given to re
examinations of those rejected.
One possibility, officials said, would
be to examine the men at Army
hospitals, as a check against the
examining stations. At the sta
tions, the tests are given by civil
ian doctors, either on Civil Serv
ice or contract status.
The 2d Army reported that of
the 609 papers checked, 130 al
ready have been returned from
the surgeon general disqualifying
men for physical reasons. A break
down for the District and each
State is being made to advise local
draft officials of their situations.
141 Await Swearing-in.
At the same time, officials said
active duty orders will be sent
“soon'’ to 39 physicians, 26 den
tists and 7 veterinarians who al
ready have accepted Reserve com
missions under the medical draft
law'. Anocher 141 have said they
would acceot Reserve commissions,
but have not been sworn in.
Another 194 men who passed
physical examinations said they
were unwilling to accept the com
missions, officials said. It is this
group, under the law, w'hich would
be eligible for induction as pri
vates by draft boards.
Concern also is growing, an offi
cial declared, over differences in
some sections of the 2d Army
area in the way in which doctors
are classified. Steps may be taken,
he said, io “re-evaluate stand
ards,” to make sure all eligible
doctors are classified as 1-A on
the same basis.
Gunmen Take $1,000
From Baltimore Firm
By the Associated Press
BALTIMORE, Dec. 22.—Police
today were looking for clues to the
gang of eight masked gunmen
who robbed the Calvert Rug &
Linoleum Co. of more than $1,000.
The bandits, all colored, sur
prised 20 employes and customers
at midafternoon yesterday. They
scooped about $1,000 of the day's
receipts out of the cash register
and robbed their victims of per
sonal money. Then the customers
and employes were herded into a
small washroom.
When one employe resisted a
gunman hit him on the head with
a pistol and jammed him into the
room with the others.
Bride-to-Be and Boy, 6, Killed
In Virginia Auto Accidents
By tn« Associated Press
A first-grader on his way to a
Christmas program and a high
school teacher who was to be
married New* Year’s Day were
among four persons killed in
Southwest Virginia automobile
accidents yesterday.
Six-year-old Richard Hawkins
of JDwina was struck and killed
by a coal truck near Coeburn as
he walked with classmates and
his teacher to a nearby church
for a Yule day program.
Police identified the driver as
Boyd Tipton of Plumtree, N. C.
He was arrested in St. Paul and
charged with manslaughter, hit
and-run driving and driving while
The teacher was one of three
members of a Washington County
family killed in a headon car
truck collision on Route 58 near
Damascus. The crash victims
Miss Millis Shupe, 22 Damas
cus high school teacher; her
brother, Warren B. Shupe, jr„
24, of Abingdon, a senior at Vir
ginia Polytechnic Institute, and
his wife. The truck driver, Al
bert Edward Wright, 42, of
Damascus, was not injured. i
GWU Glee Club Off to Sing at Alaska Bases
Here are the members of George Washington University’s Alaska-bound glee club, just before i
taking off from National Airport this morning. —Star Staff Photo.
Twenty-six members of the
George Washington University
Glee Club left this morning for a
holiday concert tour of isolated
military bases in Alaska and the
Aleutian Islands.
From National Airport, the
singers are to be flown in Military
Air Transport olanes to Great
|Falls, Mont., where they will be
I fitted with warm clothing, and
ithen on to Alaska. The 13 women
| students, however, are hopefully
carrying formal evening gowns.
Their first concert is scheduled
i for tonight at Great Falls. In
Alaska and the Aleutians, they will
sing classical, popular and Christ
mas music at Military Air Trans
I port Service bases at Anchorage,
Naknek, Cold Bay, Shemya, Adak,
Kodiak, Whittier, Ladd and Big
Delta. They are due to return to!
Washington on January 3.
This will be the third such trip
for some of the students. The
glee club toured the Pacific last
June and Newfoundland and Lab
rador last April.
Women students making the!
tour are: Victoria Brashear,
1401 Forty-fourth street N.W.,1
Jenny C. Clark, 2238 Decatur
place N.W.; Barbara Connolly,
1717 Twentieth street N.W.;
Lester Uessey, 3300 Cleveland ave- j
nue; Sue Farquaharson, 2031
Florida avenue N.W.; Rosemary;
Glenn. Upper Montclair. N. J.: j
Ethel I. Johnson, 214 South Court
House road, Arlington; Joan Haag,
Baltimore; Eugenia Maravalli, j
Dunlo, Pa.; Dorothy Nelson, Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.; Virginia Perrott,;
5710 North Ninth road. Arling
ton; Katherine M. Radicevic, Bea
ver Falls, Pa., and Joanne Wins
low, Richland Center, Wis.
Men of the glee club are: Rich
ard Hedges, 6532 Maple avenue,
Chevy Chase; Stephen Andersen,
jr., 4509 Seventh street N.W.;
John Parker, 1532 Otis street
N. E.; Wade Currier, 1410 Man
chester lane N.W.; Robert Ander
son, Norwich, Conn.; Samuel
Favarella, Coraopolis, Pa.; David
Lum, 3428 Twenty-fourth street
N.W.; Ted Lynch, 5325 Baltimore
avenue, Chevy Chase; Robert
Minor, 435 Greenbrier, Silver
Spring; Gwynn Perce^ 3525 Dav
enport street N.W.; Courtland
Randall, 11207 Old Bladensburg
road, Silver Spring; Gregory!
Stone, 2122 Decatur place N.W.,I
and John S. Toomey, Elgin, Tenn.j
Slate Police Raids
In Maryland Bring
11 Gambling Arrests
Eleven persons faced gambling
charges today as a result of two
simultaneous raids by Maryland
State police yesterday, one of
them only a few blocks from the
Laurel Race Track.
Capt. George E. Davidson, wljo
steered the crackdowns, said
police knocked out a major num
bers and “lay-off” place when they
arrested nine of the suspects in a
three-room apartment on the
Barbervillc road nine blocks from
the race track.
At the same time, about 3:40
p.m. yesterday, other State police
went to a three-story stone house
in Ellicott City and arrested two
men on race bet and lottery
Prosecutors Confer.
Capt. Davidson said the raids
wTere staged after consultation
with the State’s attorneys of Anne
Arundel and Howard Counties,
and were the fruit of four months’
John Souers, Anne Arundel
County police chief, said he had
no advance knowledge of the raid
near the Laurel track.
Several persons from the Wash
ington area were arrested in this
sortie. Among them were Sam
Morgan, 47,* of the 700 block
Wayne avenue, Silver Spring, Md.,
who had $1,840 in his pockets,
police said.
One of those arrested almost
within shouting distance of the
Laurel track was Patrick J.
Clarke, 56, of Baltimore, who last
year was convicted of operating
the Roc way Towers on the Wash
ington boulevard near Laurel.
Ordered by Lane.
The Rocway raid was even more
sensational than yesterday’s two
ply effort Ordered by Gov. Lane
in June, 1948, it was accomplished
without knowledge of county offi
cers. Guns, gambling equipment
and some $32,000 in cash were
seized and 31 persons arrested.
Nineteen were convicted and
went to jail, including Clarke, who
was paroled by Gov. Lane after
serving half of a one-year term.
Also arrested yesterday there
were Morgan’s wife, Mrs. Victoria
Morgan, 38: Howard E. Ortel, 56,
of Clarksville: Marvin Heyman,
35, of the 8100 block of Tacoma
drive, Silver Spring: Leo A. Bot
toms, jr„ 22, of the first block
of Rhode Island avenue N.W.;
Mrs. Elsie L. Volz, 40, of the 6700
block of Walker Mill road, Dis
trict Heights, Md.; Mrs. Gladys
E. Colie, 35, of the 1300 block of
K street S.E., and Mrs. Mary
Etta Charles, 34, of Mount
Rainier, Md.
The Ellicott City raid brought
in Norbert O’Donnell, 46, of Day
ton, and Robert Peddicord, 39, of
Trial Expected in Two Weeks.
All were released under $2,000
bond. James C. Morton, jr., Anne
Arundel State’s attorney, said the
nine arrested in that county would
be brought to trial in about two
Capt. Davidson said he w'as con
vinced the establishment near
Laurel was a highly important
“lay-off” center for bookmakers
within a 5T)-mile radius, and that
it was used less extensively for
this purpose by gamblers in cities,
far removed from Washington.
Loss of Cannon Ball
Holds Up Departure
Of Congressman
A cannon ball delayed the de
parture from Washington of Rep
resentative Peterson, Democrat, of
Florida. ^
Planning to go home for Christ
mas Wednesday, he discovered he
had lost his cannon ball. He had
picked it up at Gettysburg battle
field, and treasured the souvenir.
■ At last he found it yesterday
and left immediately by automo
bile for his home State. He Is
retiring from Congress after 18
years of service and will practice
law with his son. Hardin Peter
son, jr„ at Lakeland, Fla.
Six Day-Care Centers
Close Tonight After
Congress Denies Fund
About 300 children, looked after
by the District’s six day-care cen
ters from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily,
will be cut off from supervised
care after 7 o’clock tonight when
the centers permanently close
their doors.
Funds for the project, started
in 1943 as a wartime measure for
working mothers, were cut off
by Congress, which refused to take
up the question of operating funds
earlier this week.
For the last two years, Con
gress had appropriated $100,000
a year, with a provision that small
fees be paid by the parents to
help out. This year, Congress set
aside $50,000 for the day-care
center and provided they should
go out of existence today.
The District Commissioners were
asked to plead the case with Con
gress, but refused to intervene.
Forty-nine employes of the six
centers will be looking for new jobs
after today. The centers are at
314 D street S.E., Eighth and In
graham streets N.W., Sixth and G
streets N.E., Fourth and W streets
N.W., Thirteenth and V streets
N.W. and 3785 Grant street N.E.
Yesterday, at the D street cen
ter, about 60 children held their
final Christmas party. They cele
brated with turkey and trimmings,
a huge Christmas tree and colored
stockings filled with fruit, candy
and one toy each.
Boy, 12, Leads Sisters
To Safety as Flames
Rout 7 From Home
A 12-year-old boy played a
| hero’s role today when fire swept
a two-story frame house at 724
Morton street N.W.
The flames, which spread rap
idly after an oil stove exploded
in a first-floor living room, routed
seven persons and forced a 63
year-old grandmother to jump 10
feet from a porch roof.
The boy, Mark Ramm. one of
the five children of Mrs. Dorothea
Barnes, went back into the burn
ing house over the porch roof,
brought out his two sisters,
Naomi Ramm, 7, and Regina
Ramm, 5. and dropped them from
the porch without injury.
When another rescue attempt
by a grandson, Richard Thorne
berger, failed, Mrs. Howard Lane,
the grandmother, jumped from
the porch, fell on a neighbor, Mrs.
Adelaide Simpson, 38, of 732
Morton street N.W., and sent her
to Preedmen’s Hospital with a
broken leg. All occupants of the
house are colored.
The other Ramm children,
Frank, 9, and Jimmy, 6, made
their way out of the house safely,
but the Thorneberger youth suf
fered burns of the arms and one
Hungry Bandit Gets $36
In Holdup of Grocery
A man who claimed to be hun
gry early today robbed a Northeast
grocery of $36 in bills from the
cash register. The bandit en
tered the store, owned by Robert
M. Wanzer, colored, 4911 Grant
street N.E., about 1 a.m. and
asked the proprietor if he had
anything to eat.
When Mr. Wanzer turned his
back the bandit forced him to lie
down on the floor. He then took
the money and a billfold and
Rabbi Segal to Speak
Rabbi Henry Segal will speak on
“The Challenge of Living” at 8:30
o’clock tomorrow evening in the
B’nai Israel Synagogue, Emerson
and Fourteenth streets N.W. Can
tor Simon Weiss will chant the
fl)c f&undmj pkf
With Doily (vtnin® (ditto*
EDITORIAL FEATURE SECTION—The Rev. Edmund A. Walsh, vice president
of Georgetown University and regent of its School of Foreign Service, dis
cusses whether and under what circumstances American use of the atomic
bomb would be morally justified. Creston B. Mullins details the problems
faced by Gen. Eisenhower in organizing a combined Western Army to stem
the threat of Red aggression.
STAR PICTORIAL MAGAZINE—Right in Washington's backyard, at Dahlgren,
Va., is one of the Nation's most important defense installations—the
Naval Proving Ground. William J. Moyer takes magazine readers there
this Sunday with pictures and a story. Other features tell of the man who
fixes toy electric trains, how lumberjacks celebrate Christmas, recreation
for Federal workers and how bigger and better farm animals are developed
at Beltsville.
THIS WEEK MAGAZINE—Oden and Olivia Meeker tell about Hollywood's
latest extravaganza, "Quo Vadis," and what's going into it to assure that
it will be super-super in "Rome Wos Never Like This." Robert M. Yoder
builds a short story around the Christmas gifts a young couple give one
another in "Just What I Wanted." A trick color process thot makes
photographs look like paintings is described as another feature of this
Sunday's magazine.
Post Building
Leased for Use
By Sfafe Dept.
GSA to Take Over
2 Apartment Houses
Nearing Completion
The Government has leased the
old Washington Post Building at
1337 E street N.W., and it will be
used to house some of the offices
of the State Department, it was
learned today.
The building, owned by the es
tate of the late Henry K. Wil
lard, faces Pennsylvania avenue
just east of Fourteenth street.
The newspaper recently moved to
a new building at 1515 L street
It is expected the building will
be refurbished before the new ten
ants move in. In addition to the
main State Department Building,
the department is housed in nu
merous other structures, including
converted apartment houses, tem
porary buildings and commercial
office buildings.
It was also learned that some
of the offices of the National Se
curity Resources Board are being
moved from the Executive Office
Building to houses on Jackson
place and Pennsylvania avenue
N.W., facing Lafayette Park.
Houses Recently Bought.
The three houses were bought
recently by the Government. The
backs of the houses abut on the
Blair House property owned l$r
the Government and now occu
pied by President and Mrs.
The removal of some NSRB
offices from the Executive Office
Building, formerly the State De
dartment Building, was made
necessary by the need for space
for the new Office of Defense
Meanwhile General Services
Administration has announced it
has entered negotiations formally
to take over the Boston House
apartments, in addition to the
State House apartments, both
large apartment buildings.
Both structures are nearing
completion. Boston House is at
Massachusetts avenue and Seven
teenth street N.W., and State
House at Massachusetts avenue
and Twenty-second street N.W.
Toke Possession Soon.
GSA expects to take possession
in 60 or 90 days. Only minor
modifications will be made for
use for offices with the view to
turning the buildings back for .
their original purpose within a
limited time.
Boston House has 818 rooms in
270 units. James C. Dulin is the
principal owner of Boston House.
The building’s ground plan is “L”
shaped, with a frontage on both
Massachusetts avenue and on
Seventeenth street.
Jerry Maiatico, Washington
builder, is owner of State House,
which has 779 rooms in 313 units.
The Federal Housing Adminis
tration, which has contracted to
insure the indebtedness on the
properties, recently ruled it could
legally permit the buildings to ba
used for other than housing pur
Members of the staff of the 1
National Production Authoi ity,
now in the Commerce Department.,
have heard reports that their
agency is to move into Boston
Pastore Takes Oath
On District Committee
The Senate District Committee
has a new member, at least for
j the brief remainder of the cur
rent session of Congress.
He is Senator Pastore, Demo
crat, of Rhode
Island, who
was sworn in
last Tuesday.
The man he
succeeded, for
mer Senator
Leahy, was ap
pointed late
yesterday b y
President Tru
man to be a
Federal judge
in Rhode Is
Senator Pas
Senator Pastore. tore, who had
been Governor of Rhode Island
for the last five years, will serve
also on the Post Office and Ex
penditures Committees.
Whether the new Senator will
continue on the District Commit
tee in the 82d Congress convening
January 3 is uncertain. By taking
the oath this week he gained
seniority over Democratic Sena
tors-elect Monroney of Oklahoma,
Hennings of Missouri and Smath
ers of Florida, who will be sworn
in on January 3. He thus may be
in line for some other committee
assignment next month.
Bandit Threafensr Robs
Downtown Jeweler of $90
A bandit who warned his victim
that “some one might get hurt”
robbed a jewelry store manager of
$90 late yesterday.
When James Edward Cahill of
the Cahill Jewelry Store, 719 Thir
teenth street N.W., started to walk
toward the man as he entered the
door, the robber flashed a pistol
and warned him to stay back.
Only other person in the store
was Mr. Cahill’s sister, Miss Rose
The gunman then opened the
cash register, scooped up the $90
when the drawer opened and fled.

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