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THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C.
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HAGERSTOWN. Md. UP).— John Van Slack, 20-year-old
Hagerstown motorist, believes his “Hollywood muffler" keeps
engine as quiet as any other in the city and he intends
to ask the Washington County Circuit Court tor confirma
Mr. Van Slack was fined II and cost by Magistrate
William Kreykenbohn for driving with a noisy muffler,
he said he had recently purchased the muffler at a mail
order store and gave notice he would appeal the. case "on
There has been a drive in Hagerstown to reduce engine
noise. Several dozen motorists have been fined sums ranging
from $1 to $lO in the past two weeks. Mr. Van Slack was
the first to contest the issue. •
His lawyer, William Dwyer, argued that the “legal defini
tion of noise cannot be left to the opinion of an officer.”
He said, “What is noise to one man may be music to
Haynes Trial Recessed;
To Be Resumed Monday
The trial of an Arlington psy
chiatrist, Dr. Harry J. Haynes,
and his wife, Gladys, on charges
of conspiracy to defraud was in
recess today and will be resumed
Judge Albert V. Bryan in Fed
eral Court, Alexandria, called a
halt after the second day of the
proceedings late yesterday be
cause judicial business requires
him to be out of town.
A highlight of the latest testi
mony saw Mrs. Sam Kitayewitz
of Los Angeles recount her dif
ficulties in seeing her mentally
ill son who had been in Dr.
Haynes’ care for 15 months. It
was not until after police broke
into the home of the psychiatrist
at 4503 North Thirty-second
road on January 20 that she was
able to see him for the first time
since be left Los Angeles in 1953,
she said.
Police had been armed with a
writ of habeas corpus in remov
ing the son. Marvin Kitayewitz,
from the house. ,
Tells of Reunion With Son
The mother, who came near
breaking down on the stand
while testifying, recalled that
the reunion with her son came
* at Arlington Hospital.
“He looked at me and stared
at me and started to cry.” she
said. “That was the only response
from Marvin.”
Later she displayed much
emotion when she told the 12-
man jury: “I wanted to know
what had happened to my son;
what had happened to his ear
why he was so malnutritioned.
What had happened to my son
during these 15 months I had
been kept in the dark?”
Both she and another psychia
trist, Dr. George J. Hardy, for
merly of Takoma Park. Md.,
testified that when Marvin was
brought to Arlington Hospital
from the Haynes home, he had
an injured ear, a patch of hair
had been pulled out or removed
from the top of his head and he
was undernourished.
Catatonic Schizophrenia
The mother described his men
tal condition as “much worse”
than when he had left her in
1953 to be placed under Dr.
Haynes’ care. Dr. Hardy de
scribed the son’s mental condi
tion as schizophrenia “of the
catatonic type,” which means, he
said, depressed, or the opposite
of the excited type of mental dis
Defense Counsel T. Brooke
Howard brought out under cross
examination that Mrs. Kitaye
witz had been undergoing psy
chiatric treatment before she
became a patient of Dr. Haynes
In Los Angeles. Dr. Haynes
moved his practice to this area
In September, 1953.
Earlier testimony had indi
cated that Dr. Haynes had rec
ommended that Mr. and Mrs.
Kitayewitz obtain a divorce.
Mrs. Kitayewitz did obtain a di
vorce which never became final
and the couple since has been
Testimony also showed that
Mr. Kitayewitz now is confined
to a rest home in California and
was prevented by doctors’ orders
from being a witness at the cur
rent trial.
Denies Inference
Defense Counsel Howard at
tempted to determine, whether
Mrs. Kitayewitz had played a
part in committing her husband
to ’the institution after she
knew the date of the Haynes
trial. Mrs. Kitayewitz vehe
mently denied this, or that she
had any motive in wanting to
Study Begun on How to Meet
Water Needs of Marylanders
ANNAPOLIS, Sept. 16 UP)—
Four subcommittee* of the
State’* new water commission
began arming themselves today
with facto and figures to help
determine how enough water
can be made available to Mary
landers at all times.
Chairman Harry H. Rleck, be
fore appointing the % four units
yesterday at the commission’s
initial meeting, outlined the job
of the new group.
It must "try to find ways and
means of making the best use of
water to take care of a growing
population,” he said. The na
tional water situation is not
“alarming,” he added, but with
a population of 220 millions pre
dicted by 1975 a deficiency could
Mr. Rleck, a resident of
Preston, Md., is also president
of the Maryland Association of
Soil Conservation Districts.
The 20-member commission
was set up by Gov. McKeldin
at the request of the 1955 Gen
eral Assembly. It hopes to have
in time for the 1956 Legislature
a preliminary draft of sugges
tions for a code on water con
The subcommittees were as
signed to study water resources,
uses of water, existing water
keep her husband from testify
On cross examination of Dr.
Hardy. Mr. Howard Inquired
whether the psychiatrist knew
that Marvin had been forcibly
removed from the Haynes home
by police.
Dr. Hardy replied that he had
some knowledge of that but did
not know the details at the time
he examined Marvin and found
him with catatonic schizophre
Mr. Howard inquired if it is
not possible that the excitement
of police breaking through a
door to get a patient might not
induce such a condition as was
observed at Arlington Hospital
“It’s possible,” Dr. Hardy re
Legion Liquor
Action Delayed
The Prince Georges County
Board of License Commissioners
has continued until October 20
a request for Colmar Manor Post
131, American Legion, for a
liquor license after the mayor
had testified the clubhouse at
4103 Lawrence street is within
700 feet of two churches and
the Colmar Elementary School.
The continuance was set at
the request of the board’s legal
adviser, Roscoe Parker, to give
the board an opportunity to in
vestigate Mayor John N. Torve
stad’s claim. Attorneys for the
Legion denied the allegation at
a hearing yesterday.
The granting of liquor licenses
within 1,000 feet of churches or
schools is prohibited under Mary
land law, Mr. Parker said. Earlier
in the hearing. Mayor Torvestad,
Colmar Manor Councilman Mort
imer E. Rian and residents of
the area charged that the post
was a center of loud parties and
profane language.
Denied by Commander
Post Commander Frank J.
Waist denied this, but admitted
that the post was sometimes
rented for outside parties.
The post already has a limited
license to dispense beer and wine.
The board allowed attorneys
for J. Clarence Blake to with
draw without prejudice a peti
tion to establish a package liquor
store at 4821 Indian Head road.
Forest Heights, after discovering
that Mr. Blake's petition listing
the required 10 names approving
such a license was out at order.
The petition had been opposed
by about 20 Forest Heights and
Glass Manor residents on
grounds that it would attract
“the worst elements of the Dis
trict of Columbia to the area.”
Package Sale Petition
The board approved a petition
of PerciVal G. Melbourne IH, for
package sales at 306 Gorman
avenue, Laurel, over the objec
tions of several residents.
Held over until the October 20
meeting was an on-sale license
for a proposed restaurant at 3173
Branch avenue, Bilver Hill. The
petition, presented by James R.
Sea well, president of Holiday
Enterprises, Inc., was continued
to give the board ample time to
study the off-street parking sit
The parking problem on
Branch avenue had been empha
sized by Mrs, Mozelle Crosier of
the Silver Hill Citizens’ Associa
The board approved seven un
opposed petitions.
problems and laws on its use and
regulation in Maryland.
Dr. Joseph T. Singewald, head
of the Department of Geology,
Mines and Water Resources and
member of the commission, sug
gested the State’s 22-year-old
water control act be amended to
apply to water supplies used for
farm irrigation. The act now ap
plies only to water supplies for
industry, he said.
William A. Heaps, president of
the Maryland Farm Bureau Fed
eration, urged the committee to
move cautiously in any program
of control over irrigation.
Mental Health Unit
Adopts New Name
The Mental Hygiene Society of
Montgomery County will here
after be known as the Mental
Health Society of Montgomery
County, the organization’s board
of directors announced today.
The name change was adopted
because of the emphasis in re
cent years on bulldlna mental
health. Both the Maryland
State and national organizations
have changed from the use of
the word hygiene to health.
The county organization spon
sors a clinic in Rockville. U la
a Red Feather agency which is
also assisted by Btat*, health
Federal Housing Project
I n Montgomery to Be Sold
The Public Housing Admin
istration is planning to sell the
100-unit Government housing
project at Cabin John Gardens,
Mac Arthur boulevard and Seven
Locks road in Montgomery
The proposed sale was re
vealed yesterday at a meeting of
the Maryland-National Capital
Park and Planning Commission
in Silver Bpring.
“Get them out of there,” Com
missioner Donald Gingery urged
after staff experts reported the
housing units violate the county's
zoning regulations and housing
Jesse Nicholson, commission
secretary, pointed out the agency
is on record as opposing the sale
to private owners. In 1948, he
said, the commission warned the
PHA that such buyers “would
end with a use not legal.”
The project, occupied mostly
by Government employes, is the
last of such wartime facilities
left in the county. A similar
project along Sligo Creek was
removed three years ago.
Rockville Criticised
The City of Rockville, cur
rently involved in a jurisdictional
dispute with the commission,
came in for some sharp barbs
from commission members.
David L. Cahoon, Rockville
city attorney, appeared with a
plan to compromise the problem
of planning and zoning powers
1 to be exercised in areas where
' the commission now holds sway
' but which the city might want
’to annex under its home-rule
His plan would set up co-oper
ative handling of aonlng and
planning in annexed areas,
pending a session of the General
Assembly which could remove
the areas from the metropolitan
district under jurisdiction of the
park group.
Commissioner Herbert Wells
called it “ridiculous” that a city
of 17,000 should maintain a
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sepaiste planning agency in a
county of 300,000.
“In Prince Georges County we
wotld have 28 planning commis
sions,” he said, citing the num
ber of municipalities in that
area. He asked: “Is everybody
out of step but Rockville?”
State Law Required
J. Bond Smith, commission
counsel, said the agency “wants
to co-operate," but pointed out
that surrender of any of its
terrain would require amend
ment of State law. He main
tained the General Assembly will
be reluctant to change the law
for the benefit of one town.
Commission members promised
to consider the attorney’s plan,
after Mr. Cahoon told them that
Rockville officials "wanted to
allay the attitude that Rockville
will want to annex the rest of
the county or any sizeable por
tion of it.”
In another action, the commis
sion approved a report of its
technical staff which recom
mended that future police sub
stations in Silver Spring,
Wheaton and Bethesda “be lo
cated directly on major thor
oughfares or where access is
Cheaper Site* Suggested
The report was in answer to
a query from Montgomery
County Manager M. L. Reese
who had asked whether it was
practical to locate the substa
tions “off the beaten path” to
escape high land costs.
The staff suggested the county
seek sites on the fringe of com
mercial districts. 1
For Wheaton, it pointed to a
tract between Georgia avenue
and Grandview avenue, north of
Blueridge avenue; a tract on the
west side of Georgia avenue,
1 north of the Town and Coun
try Inn, or the space between
1 the fire station and the Lutheran
Church on the east side of
i Georgia avenue.
la Bilver Spring, they advised
the county to locate a substation
Polio Report Errs
On Fairfax Cases
A current article in the Arling
ton County Medical Society Bul
letin states incorrectly the bulk
of polio eases in Fairfax County
this year have been nonparalytic.
Dr. Joseph Kiesel, author of
the article, said today the figures
given were Incorrect. Are-check
showed, he said, that the county
actually has had a high inci
dence of paralytic cases which
number 15 to date. The article
listed only six paralytic cases.
Dr. Harold Kennedy, health
officer in Fairfax, instituted po
lio prevention programs utilizing
both gamma globulin and the
Salk polio vaccine when it ap
peared the county was, exper
iencing a high rate of paralytic
False Report Case
Sentence Appealed
A 34-year-old Defense Depart
ment woman employe yesterday
pleaded guilty to a false report
charge in Hyattsville Police
Court, was fined SIOO and sen
tenced to 10 days in jail, then
appealed the sentence.
Prince Georges County De
tective James P. Kearns said
Mrs. Viola E. McKnight, colored,
of the 5300 block of Jay street
N.E., had claimed she was held
up Tuesday and robbed of S6OO
by a man who threatened her.
The detective said the woman
later stated she had been robbed
but by a pair of Him flam artists.
The swindlers apparently fleeced
her of the money using the
“pigeon drop” scheme of having
a passerby put up “good faith”
money in connection with the
finding of a large sum of money.
Mrs. McKnight was released
under 6500 bond pending the
! appeal.
. near Colesvllle road and Spring
For Bethesda, it told the
county to look on East-West
' highway near Waverly and Pearl
streets or on Wisconsin avenue
near Olenbrook parkway or
Bradley boulevard .
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and how to reach them.
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Every section of the Metropolitan area will be covered, giving you a splendid
opportunity to'judge comparative values and locations, as well as
to learn the latest developments in home designs and construction.
See the special Fall Festival of Homes section in The Star, for the next three
Saturdays. Plan week-end tours of Star Festival Homes . . . fun for
the whole family and wonderfully instructive for every one contem
plating a new home. But remember, your first step to a tour of the
exciting Official Exhibit Homes is The Star with its big Real Estate
Section that gives you an extra day to engage in that most rewarding
of all traditional American week-end activities ... looking for a home
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