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For Investigating All District Departments Commissioner F. Joseph Dono hue said today he would recom mend tomorrow that the Board of Commissioners approve his plan US set up a “special investigation section” for the District govern ment. The city head also announced that the report of the special Bar Association Committee ap pointed by the Commissioners to investigate the case of Police In spector Albert I. Bullock would not be made public until after the present Senate District crime hearings are over. Mr. Donohue said his idea for starting an investigation section would be for a staff of about three trained investigators and one or two secretaries. Would Watch All Departments. The staff would investigate not only police matters but scout around all departments of the city government. Mr. Donohue expressed the view that it would be beneficial for workers to know they were being watched. A traffic police man patrolling the road, he said, does more to combat traffic viola tions than one hiding behind a billboard waiting to spot them. He said he believed employes would be more careful if they knew some one was watching them. Complaints Every Day. Mr. Donohue said his office re ceives complaints every day about various District departments. All he can do now, he said, it to refer the matter to the department head for a report. The Investigating section could handle these matters, the Com missioner said, probably obtain ing a quicker report and one which would not be influenced by the department head. The Bar Association Commit tee was appointed to determine whether Inspector Bullock had been derelict in his duty and brought discredit on the Police Department as a result of his in dictment in the Charles E. Nelson gambling conspiracy case. At his trial in District Court, Inspector Bullock was given a directed acquittal. Budget (Continued From First Page.) ment that he would like to see the Commissioners study the pos sibilities. Commissioner Donohue and Engineer Commissioner Ber nard L. Robinson decided to have Budget Officer Fowler and Cor poration Counsel Vernon E. West prepare a new report. Proposal Stirs Protest. The sale proposal brought im mediate protests today from citizen and recreation leaders who waged a long campaign sev eral years ago to save the old building for community use. The center was opened in IMS. Scnool, church and business lead ers, as well as the Recreation and Public library boards, all partici pated in a two-year effort to over come opposition of the city heads. Congress voted a $60,000 appro priation for the conversion, and citizens raised funds for equip ment. Dr. Sam F, Higger, chairman of the Chevy Chase Community Council, which spearheaded the center’s creation, said it has proved a valuable asset and its removal would “rouse tremendous resentment.” Citizens will vigor ously oppose the proposal, he said. Center Called Essential. Milo F. Christiansen, District recreation director, said the rec reation center is essential. He predicted the Recreation Board also would oppose the suggestion. Both Dr. Higger and Mr. Chris tiansen said a replacement at least would be demanded if the plan went through. Central High Bchool alumni also would be affected by the proposal. They have asked the Commis sioners for permission to rebuild Brown School’s unusued second floor as a permanent memorial center for Central, which went out of existence when Cardozo High School took over the Central building. The Central alumni already have permission to install Contaminated Blood Given In War Research Kills Student •y th« Asiociated Pnu SEATTLE, Mar. 24.—An 18- i year-old college honor student i died yesterday of an injection of 2 bacterially - contaminated blood. 1 ' given during an experiment con nected with war research by the 1 University of Washington. 1 The young victim. James Stan- 1 ley Leedom, a freshman at Seattle I University, was one of 40 volun- I teers participating in the project seeking better ways to preserve 5 whole blood. 1 He died three days after the injection, despite eveiy effort to 1 save his life. t Dr. Robert H. Williams, head * of the University of Washington ® department of medicine, said the ‘ blood became contaminated “by some phenomenon” after it had been refrigerated. “The only way we can explain it,'* said Dr. Williams, “is that the bacteria was able to grow in some manner while the blood was at freezing temperature and not at body temperature.” Both Dr. William* and Dr. Clement A. Pinch, associate pro fessor of medicine in charge of hematology at the university, said they would “gladly participate in the same experiment tomorrow.” They said the bacteria had not yet been identified, but they be lieved it to .be a saprophyte (any organism living on dead or decay ing organic matter), which does not grow at body temperature but thrives when chilled. The project in which Mr. Lee dom took part was started by the : university nine months ago as 1 part of a nation-wide effort to find preservatives which would keep whole blood longer than the 21 days considered safe with the present use of acid citrate glu - *>"*• / I F • , i .8 - -c F'' ' —Star Staff Photo. CAPT. JOHN B. LAYTON. Crime (Continued From First Page.) Senate inquiry. Both he and ex . Police Chief Robert J. Barrett ! issued statements over the week [ end in reply to a challenge from i ’ Senator Neely to explain how< > they could not have known about : dope racket operations here and | the alleged bribes. Barrett Defends Record. MaJ. Barrett, who retired last fall, defended the record of his ad ministration with respect to law , enforcement and said the police i ! department had conducted “an i unrelenting program to suppress this hateful dope racket.” I By implication, Maj. Barrett 1 rejected the bribe stories involv- 1 ing Lt. Carper and Sergt. Taylor. < “I always considered the dope ’ peddler the lowest form of hu- 1 inanity, incapable of any decent thoughts or acts and unworthy of < , belief on any subject whatso-1 | ever,” Maj. Barrett said. I The former police chief in- 1 , dorsed Commissioner Young’s ; statement of Saturday, which < urged the Senators to question po . lice undercover men so as to de , velop fully the picture of the dope j situation in Washington. Maj. [ Barrett also urged that agents of , the Federal Bureau of Narcotics ’ be called as witnesses, i “As the administrative head of i the Police Department during the period mentioned before the Sen [ ate subcommittee in the past week,” said Maj. Barrett. “I ac- trophies in the community cen ter’s lobby. Meanwhile, the subcommittee , was whipping into shape today the ' bill carrying funds to finance the j District next fiscal year, begin ' ning July 1, The bill goes to ‘ the full House Appropriations ' Committee tomorrow for action ’ and report to the House. t It may pass the House this week and go to the Senate. The bill is being prepared on the basis of . a $136 million budget submitted . by the Commissioners. Controversial Items in the bud -5 get mclude: 1. Funds to continue fluorida- I tion of the city’s water supply next fiscal year. Such fluorida . tion is scheduled to begin in July. An attempt may be made on the l House floor to strike the funds . for the next fiscal year. 2. Funds totaling $275,000 for . the Recreation Board to take over . operation of the public golf courses [ here. They are controlled by the . Interior Department and operated by S. O. Leoffler for the depart i ment under contract. Last year r the Recreation Board failed to get s the funds. s Mr. Donohue pointed out today, s as he did in the hearing, that a s possible legal snarl might compli cate sale of the Chevy Chase . Community Center property, even if desired. t Cites Covenant on Use. He said he understands that a ! covenant restricting use of the l land to residential purposes still applies to part of the Brown prop ■ erty, and might be invoked once ; the District relinquished owner s ship. > Mr. Fowler mentioned at the > hearing that his report envisioned . the possibility of selling only the ■ Connecticut avenue frontage and I retaining the back portion of the I property for continued recreation L and library use. Commissioner Donohue said to > day that a disposition such as this I would seem a “sensible compro -1 mise.” He emphasised, however, 1 that for the present, he is not Mr. Leedom, a Seattle youth, received his first injection Thurs day. A reaction set in. The first step was to find if the two bloods matched. They did. Several horns later doctors dis covered the presence of bacterial contamination in the blood. Dr. Williams said the blood had been tested and found pure previously, then was refrigerated. The father, Stanley P. Leedom, said he held no one at fault for his son’s death. “I don’t blame any one for this,” he said. “I just don’t want this tragedy to deter in any way from the blood donor program or these experiments.” Naed Mora^ [ HOT WATER? SQ -c., IM _ n ii iw*lTi •*" I 1 install a GENERAL MOTORS GAS-FIRED 1 I DELCO-HEAT V li WATER HEATER I |J Easy Terms • Guaranteed A. P. WOODSON CO. Fuel Oil Coa! Building Materials 1313 H Si. M W. RE. 5800 I Two Admitted Addicts Named by Grand Jury As Purse Snatchers • •••• ; ••• ■ .. Two admitted narcotics users, one of whom said he needed be tween sls and S2O a day to buy dope, were indicted on charges of pocketbook snatching today by a District grand jury. The addict who gave the cost estimate was named as Joseph Johnson, 20; colored, of the 1500 block of Q street N.W. , •The indictment , charged he snatched the pocketbook of Mamie Wallace, colored, of 3021 Stanton road B.E:, containing $5.90 on March 3. In addition he was charged with snatching the pocket books of Rdsemkrie Robinson, colored, of 1515 S street N.W.. containing $34 in cash, and of Louise Williams, colored, of 1532 Fifth street N.W., containing sls. The other admitted addict was Charles E. Winston, 27, colored, of the 200 block of Twelfth place N.E.. who is chained with snatch ing the pocketbook of Margaret A. Girouard, of the 3400 block of Patterson street N.W. last March 10. The woman said she was stand ing in a bus line at Thirteenth and F streets N.W. when a man she identified as Winston brushed against her. After she boarded the bus she noticed hjer hand bag had been opened and a purse removed. She saw that the sus pect had boarded a different bus. She notified the driver, who fol lowed the other vehicle to Four teenth and I streets N.W., where the suspect left lt. His victim confronted him on a loading plat form where, she said, he returned her wallet. He was arrested shortly afterward. A total of 29 persons were in dictcd by the grand Jury. cept full responsibility for the operation of all Its bureaus.” The former superintendent, who selected Lt. Carper to head the narcotics squad, said his depart mental appointments were made on recommendations of bureau heads, personnel records and the judgment of superior officers. He said he had and still has ImpU cit confidence in them. “for or against” but simply wants to examine all the circumstances. On the other hand, he told the ; subcommittee on March 12 that ; the property is “too valuable to , use for purposes for which we are t using it now.” Mr. Donohue also 1 said at the time that “it would be : similar to taking a block on F I street and building a library an t nex there. It Is too valuable for I tax purposes.” The property In question, in the . block north of McKinley street N.W. on Connecticut avenue, is . directly across the street from a r thriving commercial development. Market “White Elephant.” In a further discussion of the i sale of other valuable District i owned land, emphasis was also placed on the old Farmers Pro • duce Market, Eleventh and F • streets B.W. i Commissioner John Russell s Young declared this is another I property that the District could sell at a good profit. Chalrtaan ■ Bates called it a “white elephant.” ; a characterization concurred In by J. Thomas Kennedy, superin , tendent of Weights, Measures and i, Markets. ■ Mr. Kenhedy pointed out, how i ever, that a joint Congressional i resolution establishing the markoit for exclusive use of farm producers prevent its use for any other pur , pose. Another Act of Congress , would be necessary to change its [ status. Meanwhile, Mr. Kennedy told . the subcommittee, the District now is getting a S7O monthly re turn from the market when lt , could be getting from SSOO to SI,OOO monthly. “It is a poor proposition,” he said. 1 1 iiiifimrwirnrrn^iiTirfiPiifTinniinflninririnnaMnnnninnnnniMTVianntni • LOW Rotes and Buy t Later if You Wish * Our special purchase—rental plan is ideal for those who have children just starting lessons. i You rent at low rates and later if your child shows progress you i can buy with a full allowance for rental paid. Select your instrument for our complete display—the largest selection in the city. JtUANf Corner 13tli & G Sts., ST. 9400 THURSDAYS 12:30 to 9 P.M. Navy Ordnance Officer Shoots Self 19 Dpi In Wheaton Home A naval ordnance officer shot and killed himself at his home this morning after promising his wife he would "talk it over” first with her. v ...... ~ The body of Lt. Comdr. William Francis Tueting, 36. of 11708 Georgia avenue. Wheaton, Md., was found in his bedroom by Igs wife Laura, who rushed upstairs after hearing, the shot about 6:50 am. The underwear-dad body was on the floor. Police Pvt. Roland Colmus of the Silver Spring sta tion, said a .45 caliber revolver was found on the dresser. Comdr. Tueting had been shot in the head. Dr. Frank J. Broschart, Mont : gomery County medical examiner, ,issued a certificate of suicide. : No notes were found, but police were told that Comdr. ’Dieting ’ had threatened before to take his life. He spoke of it again this morn ing, but on the pleading of his ’ wife, promised to discuss the mat ter again tcnlght before pursuing ft. He also told her that both of the pistols he owned were in the basement. Their oldest son, William Fran i cis Tueting, jr„ 8, was believed in [ the room when the officer pulled the trigger. They have another son, Dffiiglas El wood, and a young daughter. Police said Comdr. Tueting had . been concerned about his work as civil engineer in the Ordnance Bureau’s shore establishment di vision. He had been working seven days a week and. even had set up. a drafting board at home. Not long ago the bureau chief had com mended him for his public works planning. Comdr. Tueting had told his wife be would not go to work to . day. The officer served in the Pa cific-Asiatic area during World War n, was public works officer at El Centro. Calif., and also served in Newfoundland. Civitan Club to Meet The Civitan Club of Washing ton will hear a talk by member Ralph Childs at its luncheon at - 12:30 pm. tomorrow in the May , flower Hotel. jBBBBBBBBB ________ ‘ H BB ■ JHb B sp IH ■ I B about cigarette irritation g=jgjg| sr/txr sMMam BEfi pox pcMsvxer , j; f*| starring PHILIP MORRIS gives you MORE SMOKING "***, ■ M The new TV Imgh ' ■ , PLEASURE than any other leading brand. V . .. * .** m ” a * ■ B Yes — YOU’U BE GLAD TOMORROW, YOU •ffßHMPKjfpi SMOKED PHILIP MORRIS TODAYI 4 tm "S •# W-... •' jBBHk *BeC -• , ' * • Barrett Statement on Drugs I The text of the statement issued by farmer Police Supt. Robert J. Barrett in defense of his record with respect to nar cotics taw enforcement follows: As the admia&trative head of the Police Department, during the period mentioned before the Sen ate subcommittee in the past week. I accept full responsibility for the operation of all its bureaus. Appointments were made by me upon the recommendations of the heads of the different bureaus, the records of the individuals and the judgment of their superior officers, in whom I had, and still have, implicit confidence. Every chief of detectives who served under me had repeated orders to bring the work of the narcotics squad to the highest peak of efficiency. On frequent occasions I con ferred with Inspector Robert 8. Bryant, who was head of the nar cotics squad for many years, re lating to the work of that squad; a recognized authority in the field of narcotic enforcement. On other occasions I had like conversations with the now Maj. Robert V. Mur ray. Inspector Edgar E. Scott subsequently was placed in charge of the narcotics squad. These three splendid and efficient offi cers, I am sure, are in a position to amplify and detail the narra tive of my efforts to suppress this narcotic vice because they were in direct supervision of the squad. “Worse Than a Murderer.” My efforts toward, and empha sis upon, having a maximum ef ficiency were prompted by my knowledge of the human wreck age caused by the drug habit. I _ A lonesome boo ime sunny day j j( \ To a soft-ayod eow did boldly say - Ir m "Wo batons together, so lot's set the /w date / M 'Cause as "Milk and Honey" we'll ha B really treat. always considered the dope ped dler as the form of hu manity, at any d—MUtfr thoughts or acts and unworthy of belief on any subject whatsoever. The peddler is worse than a mur derer. He or she causes the liv ing death of all who fall into their clutches and more, they crush the soul u. the victim, caus ing unending sorrow to the fam ilies of their victiafe. Because of my appreciation of the Inherent evils of this crime, I conferred formally on at least four occasions, and informally, on dozens of occasions with the Fed eral Narcotic authorities'in this , area. In fact, the records of the police department contain Fed eral commendations attesting to ; the efficiency of the police nar cotics squad. Agrees With Yeung. As part of the police depart ment’s unrelenting program to suppress this hateful dope racket ami to remove these human scav engers from public contact I is sued a general order to the de partment on April 14, 1951, which provided, in part, as follows: “The chief of detectives shall be responsible for narcotic en forcement within the District of Columbia and in this connection, he is authorized to use one or all of the squads or personnel of the detective bureau in such enforce ment and may, if conditions war rant, utilize the entire resources of the department for this pur pose.” “I agree with the statement is sued yesterday by Commissioner John Russell Young. “I sincerely hope that the public TH« IX C. hearings will continue to the end l • that the operations of the police - department regarding this ter : rible narcotic evil, inrfnriing the t knowledge of the police under . cover men and Federal Narcotic • agents in this area, are fully dis • closed to the citizens of the Dis > trict of Columbia.” r. ■ ——-- -a , German Cowl Acquits Five In Prison Death of 2,000 [ Sy ike AHedoteS Vrwi I WIESBADEN. Germany, Mar. .24 —A German court today ac , quitted five former officials in , Hitler’s justice ministry on charges . that they caused the death of , 2,000 concentration camp pris oners. Four of the defendants, Albert HupperschwlUer, Wilhelm Meyer. Dr. Otto Guender and Kurt Gtese, • were freed for lack of sufficient > evidence against them, and Ru t dolf Marx was declared by the • court to have been proved inno • cent. AH were accused at being re i sponsible for the transfer of 3,000 criminal prisoners from penal I institutions into concentration • camps where 2,000 died., t ( Picture Wins Upside Down . After accepting second prize . for his abstract painting. “Noon.” .at an exhibition in Offenburg, i Germany, the artist discovered . his painting hud been hanging upside down since the show opened. 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