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Washington, D. C
Youth Seen Facing
Two Threats: Faulty
Schools, Conformity
American childhood is faced
with two main threats, welfare
workers were told yesterday.
One. according to Albert
Deutsch. author, is the '‘disin
tegration of our public school
system.” The other, he said in
an address to the Eastern Re
gional Conference of the Child
Welfare League of America, is
the "alarming trend toward con
Mr. Deutsch said the first
threat stems from two sources—
financial and cultural.
The financial crisis encom
passes the problems leading to
President Eisenhower’s school
program. Mr. Deutsch said.
"As prominent educators have
been pointing out these past
few days," Mr. Deutsch said,
"the Eisenhower program is
tragically inadequate in the face
of the monumental need. The
cultural threat comes from
bands of primitives, extremely
vocal and effective . . . who
would erase the educational
• progress of a century. These
little bands would robotise our
youth. . . .”
The writer added that “con
formity” is now a type of social
disease as widespread as the
common cold.
He asked social workers, meet
ing at the Sheraton Park Hotel,
to actively join with other citi
zens "to sustain the American
heritage, the core of which is
respect for individual dignity.”
At last night’s session of the
league. Miss H. Ida Curry, 86,
of 3150 Sixteenth street N.W.,
was honored. Miss Curry was
the league s first president and
active in social work for over
30 years.
Man Get 3-11 Years
For $437 Holdup
A man was sentenced yester
day to serve from 3 to 11 years
for a $437 holdup-robbery last
November at the Acme Grocery
in the 5700 block of Georgia
avenue N.W.
The defendant is Leroy Flem
ming, 24. colored, formerly of
the 100 block ot I street N.W.
Sentence was imposed by Judge
Edward M. Curran of the U. S.
District Court for the District
of Columbia.
Flemming, police said, forced
the store manager to open the
safe when the manager and a
clerk were preparing to close up.
In another case, Judge Cur
ran sentenced James W. Jarrett,
45, of the 2400 block of Six
teenth street N.W., to serve from
1 to 3 years for forging four nar
cotics preemptions.
A 20- year-old youth was sen- j
tenced by Judge David A. Pine 1
under the Youth Corrections Act j
for robbing a woman of her
pocketbook containing $4. The
youth is Gerald C. Harding, of j
the 1600 block of Newton street
Judge Pine made no reference
to any length of the sentence,
which it was explained by court
authorities is unnecessary under
the act. Harding is due to be
sent to the Youth Correction
Center at Ashland, Ky. Under
the act and sentence, authorities
there may keep Harding confined
for up to six years 'or release
him at any time they feel he
has been rehabilitated.
Arlington Independents
Plan Political Breakfast
The Arlington Independent
Movement today set its first po
litical breakfast for March 17 in
Evans Coflee Shop on Lee high
The group is a coalition of
Democrats and Republicans. It
will consider the nomination of
•candidates to run for vacancies
on the County Board and School
Board. It successfully pushed the
candidacy of Mrs. Leone Buch
holz for the County Board last
Both major parties have for
mally declined to indorse candi
dates for the two local govern
ment agencies but Dr. Robert}
Detwiler AIM chairman, ex
tended invitations to individual :
members of the parties to attend
the breakfast session.
Buddhist Temple Bell
Wears Out Welcome
By th« Associated Pros*
PASADENA, Calif.. Feb. 19. !
For more than eight years a j
1,300-pound Buddhist temple
bell has been collecting dust, i
and occasional glances from
passersby, in the city Hall lobby.
It was presented to the city
In 1946 by the crew of the
cruiser Pasadena. They said it
was salvaged from a Tokyo
munitions scrap yard.
City Director A. Ray Benedict
said yesterday: “Too many
people have the wrong idea—
they think we stole the bells."
"Let’s send it back to Japan I
where we got it.” suggested
Director Alson E. Abernethy.
City Manager Don C. McMil
lan will ask the Japanese consul
if his nation wants it.
Hope Wanes for Lost
Navy Plane in Alaska
By the Associated Press
ANCHORAGE. Alaska, Feb.
19.—Hope was slight today as i
scores of search planes continued!
to seek a Navy patrol bomber
and the 11 men it carried when
it disappeared only a few miles i
fvom here on a flight from
Kodiak Thursday night.
The aerigl hunt was concen
trated on surrounding mountains
and the icy waters of Cook inleti
where a day-long check by U
search planes failed to disclose
anr trace of the twin-engined
P2vs Neptune yesterday.
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: CHAMPION PIE BAKER—Chicago.—Marjorie Campbell, 17, of
! Red Hook, N. Y„ is all smiles as she displays the pie that won
her the 1955 National Cherry Pie Baking Contest. The high
school senior said she plans to use the scholarship prize to take
home economics at either lowa State College, Ames, or Cordell
Striking Mechanics
Accuse 2 Auto Firms
Os Stalling on Talks
Accusing two Chevrolet agen
cies of lagging in contract nego
tiations. some 200 mechanics and
porters who walked off the job
yesterday, continued picketing
the firms.
Affected were Mandell Chev
rolet Co., Inc., 1800 Nichols ave
nue S.E., and Ourisman Chevro
let, Inc.. 610, H street N.E., At
torney Walter N. Tobrlner said
both firms want to reach a set
Edward C. Lazear, business
representative for District Lodge
67. International Association of
Machinists, AFL, declared most
iof those who walked out are
mechanics. But he explained
: that members of a teamsters’
union, including porters, greasers
and gassers, also had walked off
1 their jobs.
Mandell Ourisman, owner of
the Southeast Washington firm,
said he is “not at liberty to dis
cuss the dispute at this time.”
Likewise, a spokesman for Ouris
man said he had no comment.
Mr. Lazear explained mechan
ics are seeking a 15-cent-an
hour wage increase on their
present base scale of $1.85 hourly.
Mechanics paid on a flat per
centage basis are seeking a 3V»
per cent increase, he said.
H* contended the companies
were stalling on contract nego
tiations. Last August the team
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AFL Teamsters Union are in
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Cellblock Death Ruled
Accidental by Coroner
A certificate of accidental
death was issued yesterday in
the death of Wallace R. Bagger
ly, 45. of no fixed address. Dr.
A. Magruder MacDonald, District
coroner, reported.
Mr. Baggerly. who died Thurs
day In a police cellblock, re
ceived a fractured skull in a se
ries of falls Wednesday night in
the vicinity of the Trailways bus
terminal. Twelfth and I streets
N.W., the coroner reported. Em
ployes of the terminal witnessed
the incident, he said.
Senator Smith Pays Call
TOKYO, Feb. 19
States Senator Margaret Chase
Smith, Republican, of Maine
paid a courtesy call on Foreign
Office Advisor Masayuki Tani
today. She was accompanied by
United States Ambassador John
M. Allison. She arrived in
Tokyo yesterday en route to
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BoyTa king SCarsW hen Drunk
'Learhs Lesson' and Goes Free
By Charles G. Brooks
Juvenile Court Judge Edith H.
Coc krill yesterday dismissed
three counts of unauthorized use
of automobiles against a 17-year
old boy, despite the youth's testi
mony that he was drunk each
time he took one.
The boy was accused of taking
autos last Christmas Day, De
cember 31 and January 1. Only
last July, he was dismissed from
court probation after having
been involved in a similar offense.
Judge Cockrill dismissed the
counts with “the. most stern
warning,” after a social worker
and the boys’ parents declared
the youth had learned his les
“I was drunk.” declared the
boy. "It just happened that I
was drinking each time I took a
car . . . you know, it was during
the holidays.”
“And you were drinking to the
extent that you were not re
sponsible for what you were
doing? asked the judge.”
"Yes,” said the youth.
"And you still got behind the
wheel of a car,” commented
Judge Cochrill. “That makes it
even more serious.”
The jurist, however, declared
that "I’m going to do something
that is not usual in cases of this
“I am going to dismiss the
charges with the sternest warn
ing that, in three months, you;
will be 18 years old,” she said, j
"If you have not learned your
lesson and do this again, you
will be taken to the adult court j
where you may be sent to jail.”
In another case a teen-ager 1
Couple Sue to Regain $2,000
Paid on Murder-Suicide House
• By th« Associated Press ;
’ 19.—The courts have been asked
i to rule whether a couple can get
back a down payment on a house
where a double murder and sui
cide occurred.
! Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Meyer, who
moved here recently from Ben
ton Harbor, Mich., filed suit yes- I
terday to get back $2,000 paid i
as earnest money in purchase of
a house from Lt. Col. John Sam
uel Arnold.
Police records show that Col.
; Arnold, former Alexandria (Va.)
i police chief, on November 19,
j killed his wife and her mother,
then took his own life.
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was committed to the National
Training School after he ad
mitted holding up and robbing
a pedestrian at gunpoint.
The social worker, reporting
on the child commented that
the boy previously had faced
the Juvenile Court on a count of
“The child admits all of this,”
the social worker declared, “and
confession is good for the soul
but not this boy’s.”
Judge Cockrill declared the
holdup was a “deliberate and
planned thing.” Commenting on
the boy’s past juvenile record,
she ordered him committed to
the training school.
The plea of a father that his
tiny daughter stole two shirts
from the Hecht Co. to give him
a Christmas present did not keep
the court from placing her on
probation. ♦
A social worker declared that
the theft, on December 21, was
the child’s second offense. The
case worker said Jhere Is no
valid economic reason for her
to be forced to steal. The father,
separated from the mother, con
tributes to her support and gives
her spending money, it was re
As Judge Cockrill was lectur
ing the child, the father inter
rupted and said:
“It was just before Christmas,
and she wanted to give me a
present. She didn’t have enough
{ spending money. I explained to
i her I would not want a stolen
“If she had given me a 10-cent
necktie, I would have appreciated
it more.”
| The World War II hero had
sold his house to the Meyers
for $20,000 and he and the two
women were packing to return
to Alexandria.
The Meyers said they inspected
the Arnold house aftel the shoot
ing and discovered bloodstains
and a bullet hole.
They said in their suit the
house had materially depreciated
In value and they could not live
there with "any degree of hap
piness or safety to their health.”
The suit was filed against the
real estate broker who transacted
the sale, trustees for the Arnold
estate and 24 unnamed heirs.
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