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THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. THURSDAY. APRIL tB, I»S3 Former WAVE Officer Wins Coronation Trip With Husband A former WAVE lieutenant has won a trip to London to attend the coronation, and she will be able to take her husband with her. Mrs. Ward H. Tanzer, of 2032 Belmont road N.W., and her husband were notified yester day by Fred L. Diegel, sales rep resentative for the Nestle Co., that they will leave for London by plane on May 30. The coro nation is June 2. She was one of 10 winners in a national contest sponsored by the firm over the National Broadcasting Co.’s television net work. The program concerned was seen locally over Station WNBW. sThe trip also will include a flight to Paris and Versailles as well as several television appear ances in New York. The couple Bar Group Plans Own Newspaper Starting May 25 A new newspaper will invade the Washington journalistic field May 25 with the appearance of a four-page tabloid to be pub lished by “the Fifth Ward” of the District Bar Association. The Fifth Ward is an unoffi cial organization of lawyers who maintain offices on Fifth street N.W. across from Municipal Court. Attorney Charles E. Ford, acknowledged “chief” of the Fifth Ward, who said he didn’t want his name mentioned, an nounced the proposed news paper. He said it would appear on the day of the annual Bar Association outing at the Con gressional Country Club May 25 and would be published for sub sequent affairs thereafter. Motto of the publication, he said, will appear in the masthead as “There Is No Iron Curtain Around Judiciary Square.” Mil'll SAVE A BIG NICKEL ECONOMY SIZE LA FRANCE * /a pp y i Cl W C, And you sav# moro than money! New bead-form ' L. LA FRANCE Bluing saves time—dissolves instantly with your suds— in bowl, tub or washer. Saves the looks of your 1\ clothes! Adds countless wearings by whitening and brightening \ your faded whites and colors. Yes, only LA FRANCE m y 1 ? UeS t * iat ****** l°°k washes out with dirt! . AT YOUR.GROCER’S NOW! will be accompanied by the other nine couples who were chosen on the basis of their product in dorsement. Mrs. Tanzer is working on her master’s thesis in creative writ ing from Stanford University. Her husband is a free-lance writer who formerly was a lieu tenant commander in the Navy. Some of his photography was seen in the current NBC-TV series "Victory at Sea.” They have a 20-month old daughter, Catherine. Mrs. Tanzer served in the WAVEs for four years during the war. She also was recalled to duty from July; 1950 to May, 1951. This was the first contest she had ever entered and she sent in about five or six entries. The trip will be by Pan Amer ican World Airways. Red Papers Shoot Barbs At Clare Luce in Rome ly th» Asiociatad Prut ROME, April 23.—Clare Boothe Luce received straightforward greetings from most of Rome’s morning newspapers today, but the Communist L’Unita—as ex pected—was something less than chivalrous. Commenting on the arrival yesterday of the new United States Ambassador, L’Unita called her an “elderly lady” and said she spoke with a “Brooklyn accent.” The Communist organ also printed a cartoon, entitled “ar rival from America,” depicting Mrs. Luce walking down the gangplank in front of a masked gangster labeled "Sciortino.” Pasquale Sciortino, brother-in law of the late Sicilian bandit Salvatore Guiliano, arrived in Italy on another ship earlier this week. He had been deported from the United States and faces a life sentence in Sicily for ban dit crimes. 1 wm Jm pßrcipll MRS. LUCE ARRIVES IN ITALY—Naples.—Mrs. ( are Boothe Luce, first woman Ambassador to Italy, waves as she dis embarks from the Italian liner Andrea Doria. With Mrs. Luce is her husband, Henry Luce (right). -<■ * —AP Wirephoto via radio from Rome. Real Trouble Within Soviet Is Seen by Mrs. Roosevelt By tht Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO, April 23. | Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt yes terday expressed a belief “there is real trouble within the Soviet j Union.” “I believe there is great con fusion within the Soviet,” she told a news conference spon sored by the American Associa- i tion for the United Nations.” "They have no top hand at the helm, as they had before. We should, however, be as wise as possible and not go to sleep, but watch every indication and weigh every statement from So viet representatives in order to determine, if we can, what is be hind their policy.” G. O. P. in Arlington May Give Up Plans For July 14 Primary By Alex R. Preston Arlington Republicans appar ently will have to give up plans for holding a primary July 14 because a candidate was late in paying his filing fee. Bennie L. Fletcher,.jr., an at torney, one of two G. O. P. can didates for one County Board seat, did not pay his $36 fee to Treasurer Colin C. MacPherson until the morning of April 16. The deadline was the previous midnight. And there aren’t enough Re publican candidates for other of fices to justify a primary. The development apparently spells victory for a faction that has long opposed this method of nomination and has favored the convention plan, instead. Groom Resigns. Robert L. Groom, county G. O. P. chairman, who is a strong advocate of primaries for offices at all levels, has submitted his resignation and the Execu tive Committee will meet Tues day night to name a successor as wed as to consider the Fletcher matter. Mr. Groom said he must de vote more attention to his real estate business. The issue of primaries versus conventions has nothing to do with his move, he said. * One of the area’s original supporters of “Eisenhower be fore Abilene," Mr. Groom said that after the election, “I was besieged with letters and re quests from all kinds of ‘Repub licans’ whom I had never heard of before. I’m just stepping aside for awhile to sell more houses to the incoming Republi cans in this administration.” Board to Meet Soon. The Arlington Electoral Board apparently will have the final say on whether Mr. Fletcher is disqualified. It is expected to hold a meeting soon. There is a difference of opin ion among G. O. P. leaders over an interpretation of State law coupled with local party regu lations. Attorney Oren R. Lewis, who has been identified with the group favoring convention nominations, said he had been consulted on the matter and he is not ready to give an opinion, but does feel considerable doubt as to whether Mr. Fletcher re mains a qualified candidate. Rudolf Bing Urges Washingtonians to See Me# Perform Metropolitan Opera Manager Rudolf Bing is worried about Washington opera-goers. Opera fans have gobbled up lower priced tickets for the Met’s three-day stand at the Capitol Theater here next week, but higher-priced pasteboards aren’t doing so well. A number at $lO and sl2. and some matinee tick ets at lower prices, are still on hand. Mr. Bing told reporters yester day the Met was “a jolly good opera company” and Washing tonians would miss something if they didn’t take advantage of the occasion. The scheduled per formances are "La Boheme” Monday night, “Rigoletto” Tues day afternoon, "Cavalleria Rusti cana” and “Pagliacci” Tuesday night, and “Samson and Delilah” Wednesday night. 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They are designed to make it s easier for customers to pay and 4 for merchant clients to collect, i The stores send their sales slips to the new services, which in turn bill the customers. One customer check pays any number * of his accounts. i First bank to enter the field d is the Old Dominion Bank of 1 Arlington. Others reported are watching its progress. The second operator is the re s cently opened Central Charge Service of 513 Eleventh street . N.E. It caters principally to . small stores and businesses, the big stores preferring to do their y own billing, t 250 Stores are Clients, i Central Charge now has some i 250 store clients in the area. In five months of doing business, it has issued 20,000 individual credit cards. Prospective cus [ j tomers are applying for the cards | at a rate of 6,000 per month, , company officials said. "Our facilities are open to '! every one below the six large * department stores,” explained 1 President Harry Malasky. e Among the department stores the bureau is regarded as a com ' petitor. They employ Credit Bu . ; reau, Inc. or the long-established 1 \ Mercantile Agency, Inc., in o screening all new credit appli e cants, but these firms do no bill . ing or collecting for their clients. Their files contain the individual ‘ credit ratings of several million persons representing the perma nent residents and the “floating” ' | population for years back. They j furnish credit information and T make inquiries for their clients. ’ Bill paying is a daily practice ' of the new Central Charge. Each individual passed on successfully ; is given a customer credit card, good at any of the member 1 stores. The stores send in these 1 customers’ sales slips to the bu -5 reau on a daily basis, receiving j the bureau’s payment check in j return mail. One bill each month combin : ing all purchases is sent to the r i individual customer who thus is . j required to write only one check i , for the total amount. The bu l j reau handles mainly 30-day j i charge accounts but arrange- i i ments may be made with the, ! merchant at time of purchase , for 90-day payment—one-third ; ; each month—for large purchases . on the same account. There is no charge or carrying cost to the holders of credit cards. The usual installment-credit accounts are out. The list of stores subscribing to the service is a cross-section i of the local retail trade—with food stores excepted for the pres ent. With the expansion of the Women Are Attacked ; In Kalorama Area t Police searched today for three ; colored men who last night I knocked two women to the . ground and stole the purse of one i of them at Twenty-fourth street and Kalorama road N.W. The women were identified by I j police as Miss Anna Gacobi, 47, .' a maid employed at 6 Kalorama : circle, and Miss Kattie Steinback, ’ 55, a trained nurse employed at ■ 2541 Waterside drive N.W. Miss ’ Steinback suffered a cut lip. The attackers, all said to be in their 20’s, grabbed Miss Gacobi's ' purse and escaped, police said. ’ i The purse contained $24 and per sonal papers. client list, Mr. Malasky expects soon to open the facilities to restaurants. The advantage of this kind of service to the smaller merchants is obvious. With 50 to 60 per cent of the local retail trade done on a credit basis, bookkeep ing represents a considerable cost of the overhead for all stores. “We keep the accounts of our customer stores, giving them an opportunity to devote this saved time to merchandising,” Mr. Malasky explained. The stores pay a nominal fee for the service and reduce expenses. The Old Dominion Bank op erates very much in the same way. Although the service is scarcely a month old. President Edwin T. Holland thinks it will eventually develop into a profit table business for the bank. Separate Department. " Because it is a service where Old Dominion furnishes credit facilities to a group of small merchants for a fee, it requires a separate department to service the accounts. It is the same as setting up a department store bookkeeping department in a bank. The service is under the supervision of Thomas Malone and the bank expects gradual extension of its list of member stores, regardless of geographic limitations in the Metropolitan Area. The merchants bill the bank, which in turn bills the credit customer using its service. The latter may write off all trans actions with a single check or give the bank routine authoriza tion to make the deduction in his or her account. “It serves as an all-around convenience that seems to be satisfactory for that reason," Mr. Holland said. The identical service has been operating for a while in a few banks in other cities. For some it has proved profitable, it was said here, while one bank is re ported to have sustained a loss. “Time will tell,” said one Wash ington banker who is not sold on the idea. The large department stores, too, have their own credit-con venience arrangement through mutual co-operation. It is a well established practice. One metal slip easily carried in purses and bearing an identifica tion number answers the same purpose at any of six stores— Woodward & Lothrop, Hecht Co., Garflnckel’s, Lansburgh’s, Kann's, Goldenberg's and the Raleigh Haberdashery. Credit losses among the de partment stores here are written off about on the same rate as the nationally accepted figure—one half of one per cent. The losses are less on monthy charge ac count* than on what th6 stores prefer to call “deferred payment plans.” Washington has a reputation as a “good dVedit city”—probably one of the best in the country by reason of its non-industrial status, the stabilizing Federal and District Government pay rolls and the highest her capita income ratio in the country. It would seem that every one wants credit, but that isn't so. Forty to 50 per cent of the sales in department stores are said to be for cash. Naturally, the department stores are eager to extend credit and the newcomers in the city, especially, are being courted. But while credit “mistakes” crop up, credit screening in Washington is pretty thorough. For some persons—and every credit bureau has a built-up list of them—credit is just one thing they can’t get. _ Capital Bank Deposits Down $39 Million Since End of 1952 By Donald B. Hadley Deposits of Washington’s 19 banks and trust companies to taled $1,231,745,108 on April 20, a decrease of $39,179,286 since the end of 1952 and $4,829,668 below March 31, 1952. This was revealed today by a call for condition from the new controller of the currency, Ray M. Gidney. Heavy tax payments were a factor. The total for December 31, 1952, was $1,270,924,394, while that for March 31. 1952, date of ! the corresponding call last year, was $1,236,574,776. Four Show Increases. All but four of the institutions showed declines from December 31. The gains were: National , Bank of Washington, $6,998.- 761: Anacostia National Bank, ! $257,422; Industrial Bank, $208,- ! 068, and National Capital Bank, $221,608. Compared with a year earlier, there were 10 declines and nine increases. Among the leading gains from a year earlier were: Union Trust Co., $4,877,856; Riggs National, $3,461,286; Anacostia National, $2,782,252; American Security & Trust, $1,844,625, and Security Bank, $1,196,973. Deposit totals for the various institutions on April 20 are com pared below with those for March 31, 1952: April 20. 1953. Mar. 31.1052. Am Sec *300.073,258 $198,227,633 Anacostia 18.378,22a 1n.485,1172 Bk of Wash 104.014,870 100.308.230 City Bk 35.938,650 35,067,931 ! Bk of Com 20.525.545 19,534.504 Hamilton 103,697,915 100,395.588 Industrial 0,200,014 0,149.117 i Liberty 32.043,780 32.705,187 i Lincoln 30.831.307 38,3.30.407 I McLachlen 21.430,038 21.003.419 I Metropol 03.804.300 00.739.001 1 Munsev T 18.513.414 19.419.055 i Natl Cap 10 097.395 10.039.455 Natl Sav 40.990.058 49,080,040 Riggs Natl 340.113.941 336.052.050 ! Sec Natl 32,150.082 34.503.475 Sec Bk 29.090.100 27.893.196 Dn Trust 50.078.311 51.800,455 Wash Ln 48.053,020 50.273.404 Total SI ,231,745,108 $1,236,574,776 New U. S. Bonds Allotted. The Treasury yesterday an nounced a 20 per cent allotment on subscriptions for the cash offering of 3V 4 per cent Treasury bonds of 1978-83, for which sub scriptions aggregated $5.25 bil lion. A Treasury official said banks had been of great assistance in weeding out so-called “free rid ers,” who expected to make a quick profit with a down pay ment of 10 per cent. Banks co operated in reduction of sub scriptions on the basis of the subscriber’s net worth. Subscriptions in amount up to and including $5,000 were al lotted in full and $117,779,000 was allotted to Government in vestment accounts. The Treasury spokesman said the Treasury had no alternative to the longer-term issue with a higher rate, other than to finance through the banks, which he said would be the same as issuing more money and adding to in flation. He said the Treasury ex pected to base its rates ftn future issues on the going market rate. Bricker to Be Speaker. Senator Bricker, Republican, of Ohio will be guest speaker at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting of the United States Chamber of Commerce at the Mayflower Ho tel at 12:45 p.m. This is a ses sion dealing with business lead ership, and the topic of the speaker’s address is “What Is Government's Role?” The annual meeting of the chamber, Sunday through Wednesday, will be the largest yet planned in view of the in terest attached to problems in the new administration. At Tuesday’s luncheon meet ing. H. Bruce Palmer, president of the Mutual Benefit Life In surance Co., will speak on "The Individual’s Responsibility in Achieving Security.” Mr. Pal mer is president also of the New Jersey State Chamber of Com merce. Bank Women to Meet. Women officers of Washington banks will attend a conference on May 1-3 at the Chamberlain Hotel, Old Point Comfort. Va. The sessions will be conducted by the Middle Atlantic and New England Divisions of the Asso ciation of Bank Women. Chair man of the conference is Mrs. Virginia L. Hall, vice president of the American National Bank of Portsmouth, Va. J. K. Lasser, prominent New York auditor, will addre§£ to night's dinner meeting of the District of Columbia Institute of Certified Public Accountants at the Mayflower Hotel. The recep tion starts at 6 p.m. Gets Federation Post. Joseph D. Ryle, director of public relations for American Airlines, Inc., will assume duties May 1 as executive vice presi dent of the .... Federation for Railway Prog new position ft B he f e place s jgmgft Drysdale. Jr.. who resigned to become SUB** vice president- hBBJ general sales manager for BkS the Virginia Metal Prod ucts Corp. of Orange, Va. Mr - **>•• Mr. Ryle had been with Amer ican Airlines for two years and has been chairman of the Pub lic Relations Committee of The Air Transport Association. Mareh Revenues Gain. Capital Airlines reported rec ord March revenues of $3,420,259. highest ever recorded for the month, and $682,897 or 25 per cent over revenues of March 1952. The company earned an oper ating profit in March of $87,661 and net profit of $69,388, com pared with an operating loss of $221,636 and a net loss of $90,- 478 in March a year ago.