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The excursion barge of the Chesapeake & Ohio of the break were closed, and those into Rock Creek
Canal rests on the dry bottom of the canal yester- opened, to hasten the drainage and keep the damage
day after a two-foot hole developed in the dike near to the dike from worsening.—Star Staff Photo by
* Dempsey’s boathouse above Key Bridge. Locks west Francis Routt
Airman Killed
In Aulo Crash
Va., Oct. 3 <Special). A 22-
year-old airman was killed yes
terday in a single-car traffic ac
cident on U. S. Route 1, two
miles north of here.
He was identified by State
Trooper D. W. Bishop as R. P.
Hester of the 647th Aircraft
Warning Squadron at Manassas,
Mr. Hester died of multiple
head anybody injuries after the
car in which he was a passenger
crashed into a bridge abutment
about 3:25 a.m. He was pro
nounced dead on arrival at the
Naval Hospital at the Quantico
Marine base.
The car was driven by an
other airman. William D. Sprag
lin, who suffered a compound
fracture of the right leg. Troop
er Bishop reported.
Virginia Crash Hurts
Girl, 12, and Boy, 16
A 12-year-old girl and a 16-
year-old boy, both from the
Manassas (Va.) area, were ad
mitted to Arlington Hospital last
night as a result of a traffic ac
cident near the Prince William
County community.
The two were among seven
young persons riding in a car
which crashed into a tree shortly
before 10 pm. on Route 643
(Purcellville road), about five
miles southeast of Manassas, ac
cording to the Prince William
County sheriff’s office.
Most seriously injured was
Eloise Warren. 12, of Route 2,
Manassas. She suffered a head
injury and was reported in fair
condition today after undergoing
an operation.
Also admitted with a head
jury was Clarence E. Hayes, 16,
of Route 3, Manassas. His con
dition was listed as fair.
The others in the car all were
shaken up or suffered minor in
juries, but none required hospi
tal treatment.
Two Calvert Men Hurt
In Truck-Auto Crash
Two Calvert County men were
seriously injured early today
when a tractor trailer driving
through a heavy fog collided
with aft auto at the intersection
of Routes 301 and 4 near Upper
Prince Georges County police
listed the Injured as Samuel
Boots, 28. of Prince Frederick,
and Melvin Wall, 35. of Barstow,
who were riding in a car heading
west on Route 4 and driven by
Lawrence Hicks, 50, of Calvert
County. All are colored.
Police Pvt. Thomas Wyatt said
the tractor trailer, driven by Ed
ward John Wilson, 26. of Ontario.
Canada, ran the red light and
plowed into Mr. Hicks’ car, shov
ing it into another car driven by
Don Francis Burger, 40, of In
dian Head, Md.
The truck then careened for
300 feet and ran into a parking
lot, turning over a parked pick
up truck.
Mr. Wilson was charged with
reckless driving and running a
red light pending a hearing on
October It in Upper Marlboro
Police Court
Baltimore Arrests 162
In Big Night Club Raid

A police drive here is driving
some sex offenders to Baltimore,
police of that city said yesterday.
The Baltimore vice squad ar
rested 162 persons late Saturday
in what they termed "the largest
night club raid ever made in
“Most” were from Washington.
’ the raiders said.
The night spot-was the Pepper
Hill Club. Gay street, on the
fringe of “The Block.” Balti
-1 more’s notorious ciub district.
Sergt. Hyman Goldstein of the
: Baltimore vice squad led the
raid. He said: “We have received
1 word that Washington police are
1 conducting a drive on homosex
uals; apparently some of them
are coming to Baltimore for their
iFire Convicted, 23 Forfeit
Yesterday 139 persons ap
peared in Baltimore's Central
Police Court on charges of dis
orderly conduct. Twenty-three
others failed to appear and for
feited $26.45 collateral each.
The court session was a wild
climax to a wild night. After
several outbursts in the court
room, Magistrate Meyer M. Car
din threatened to add contempt
of dourt charges to the lesser
Only five persons were con
victed. All gave Baltimore ad
District Man Accused
In Strangling of Wife
The husky husband of a di
minutive woman found strangled
in her home was held on a charge
of homicide today as Washington
police investigated the strange
case. An inquest was scheduled
for today at the Morgue.
Charles Bradley Thomas, 34,
an electrician for General Serv
ices Administration, told police
he awakened yesterday morning
and stumbled over the body of
his wife, Mary Mitchell Thomas,
38, lying on the floor of the
dinette in their apartment at
3025 Fifteenth street N.W.
Police were called after Thomas
went to the home of his father,
John L. Thomas, 10008 Renfrew
road, Silver Spring.
Mrs. Thomas was only 4 feet
Mental Hospital Services As
sociation begins a four-day ses
sion today at the Sheraton
Park Hotel. About 300 will at
National Association of Home
Builders Fall Directors’ Meet
goes into its fifth day of a six
day convention at the May
flower Hotel with more than
1,000 attending.
American Society for Test
ing Materials-Committee D-2
today continues a flve-day
meeting at the Statler Hotel
with an attendance of more
than 400.
Sergt Goldstein testified po
, lice found "evidence of homo
. sexuality” in the dub in the 200
block of North Gay street
Crowd Jams Place
i Late Saturday night, Sergt.
Goldstein said, he sent two
. patrolmen to check on the dub.
“They reported back to me in
1 about 25 minutes that the place
! was so crowded they could hardly!
■ get in; in fact, they almost had,
to force their waybill,” Sergt
i Goldstein said.
! In view of the crowd, be went
1 on, he was told by Lt Joseph
! J. Byrne to call Fire Depart
' ment officials and make an offi
| clal visit.
“We were met by a human
wall,” Sergt Goldstein testified.
“The management had no con
. trol at all over the patrons.
I When Morton J. Cohen, a co
. owner, saw us he yelled ‘Open
, the aisles, open the aisles.’
“We found complete disorder
and in the rear of the place
I there was no light at' all. Back
there we found several couples.”
The sergeant put in a call for
aid and five police cars and six
■ wagons responded. Everyone
' was arrested on disorderly con
duct charges and the wagons
■ shuttled the patrons to police
headquarters, less than a block
' 7 Inches tall and weighed 85
l pounds. There were bruises on
; both arms and legs. It appeared
i her hands might have been
i taped behind her at one time,
> for a piece of tape still clung
to one wrist and the other bore
. tape marks.
She was clad in slip and
: sweater and wore one stocking.
Tape marks also were evident
' around the ankles.
The verdict of strangulation
i was given by Deputy Coroner
: Christopher J. Murphy, who said
there were scratches on the
i woman’s neck. Dr. Murphy said
, the assailant had used his hands.
Police said Thomas, an 185-
pounder, first told them he re
: numbered nothing after he and
his wife returned home about 9
' p.m. Saturday from a visit to
his father’s home. There hMk
been several drinks during the
course of the evening, he said.
Later he vaguely remembered
something about tape, police
quoted him.
Both Thomas and his wife had
been married previously but had
no children. She was bom in
Kentucky, and was the daughter
of the Rev. Charles E. Otey of
Ridgeway, Va. Thomas served
in the Navy and saw action in
the Pacific in World War 11.
Grosvenor PTA
The Grosvenor Elementary
School Parent Teacher Associa
tion In Bethesda will hold Its
first fall meting at 8:30 p.m.
, tomorrow In the school.
flic fretting gjfctf
Hunt Widened
. i
For Runaways
Montgomery County Juvenile;'
•iCourt authorities and police to-:
day planned to widen the search;
for a teen-age couple missing;
. since Friday after being ordered;
• not to see each other.
•I The 17-year-old boy and 13-■
‘ year-old girl, whose parents are
‘ well-to-do residents of the BH
' ver Spring area, ran away to-:
1 gether for the second time in a
■ tan station wagon because of 1.
parental objections to their ro
: mance. Their first flight was on
t September 6.
County Juvenile Judge Alfred
’ D. Noyes today said the scope
of the police lookout will be en
i larged. A 13 -State alert was
. broadcast Friday after the teen
• agers disappeared.
Judge Noyes said both the boy
’ and the gin were given psycho
-1 logical examinations^ter a Sep
tember 22 Juvenile Court hear
• ing in connection with their first
i flight. He said results of the
: test indicate the teen-agers will
’ not “do anything drastic.”
When they ran off the first
: time the teen-agers carried a 16-
! gauge shotgun and a large caliber
■ rifle and forced their way from
> the house where the pretty 13-
! year-old lives with her mother.
: The next day, their car was
wrecked and they were picked up
’ by Maryland State police near
D. C. Police Return
2 Virginia Felons {
Washington detectives have,
1 turned two escaped Virginia con- j
1 victs back to State authorities
I after capturing them here yes
> terday.
. The fugitives were part of a
> trio who walked away from the
■ State prison farm Tuesday at
Goochland, Va.
I The two seized yesterday are
• Tracy E. Justice. 26, serving a
■ 17-year robbery sentence, and
Bernard Foster, 36. serving 15
i years for armed robbery. They
’ were arrested in a hotel room in
1 the 400 block of Ninth street
! N.W. by fugitive squad detec
-1 tives.
Friday police picked up the
’ other member of the trio, Edgar
- H. Mcßride, 31, and returned
1 him to Virginia to finish a five- :
1 year term for manslaughter.
» Arlington Man, 44,
[ Found Shot Dead
An Arlington man was found,
I dead at his home yesterday with
I a shotgun wound in the head.
i The death was ruled a suicide
■ by County Medical Examiner W. 1
! C. Welburn.
I The body of Robert W. Car- ;
i neal, 44. was discovered at his j
home at 1055 North Nelson street ;
by his wife when she returned i
from church. <
Detective Capt. Dudley H. Rec
’ tor said a 12-gauge shotgun was i
■ lying beside the body. Police said i
i they were told that Mr. Cameal, <
. a Federal employe, bad recently 1
been under a doctor's care. ]
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Northern Virginia to Have
Slower Population Gain
Smith Sees Rise
Needed in D. C.
Income Tax
Legislator Believes
$4,000 Exemption
Should Be Lowered
Enactment of a heavier Dis
trict Income tax was viewed to
day by Representative Smith,
Democrat of Virginia, as a
necessary keystone of the city's
new revenue program.
He said he thought this was
the logical approach because
there was a general feeling that
the present $4,000 exemption on
the personal income levy here
was “too high."
Mr. Smith, chairman of the
fiscal subcommittee ot the House
District Committee, which will
handle District tax legislation,
said members of the subcommit
tee had concluded last summer
that the exemption level should
be lowered, ss recommended by
the District Commissioners.
As the proposal now stands,
the exemption would be dropped
to $2,000 for a married couple
and SI,OOO for a single person.
This would put it on a level with
Virginia's exemption, but still
would be higher than in Mary
land. . _ '
- More Would Bo on Bolls
If such a'move is enacted it
would bring a great number of
District residents onto the in
come tax rolls, who now pay
nothing because of the $4,000
exemption plus SSOO each for
The veteran legislator said he
had not yet concluded what other
revenue measures would be
needed. But he said he was con
vinced the District would have
to curtail its spending plana.
“They have an ambiObus bud
get down there,” he said. "They
will have to cut it down.”
He stressed this while voicing
doubts about what Congress
would do to a proposed increase
of $2 million or $3 million in
the Federal payment, now S2O
million if Congress grants what
was authorised in the District
Public Revenue Law. The House
succeeded in catting $2 million
from this figure in action on
i the 165$ budget.
Oppeses Sales Tax Rise
1 Mr. Smith said that iUmight
[{be there would have to oe some
[ further increase in the District
Real Estate Tax. He said he did
not think the time was right,
[ however, for an increase in the
District’s general sales tax rate;
one of the possibilities being
'[considered by the Commissioners.
I "I think we should not increase
-the District’s sales tax rate un-i
' less and until the District gets;
into a desperate situation,” he
1 Mr. Smith said District officials
1 were urging action as soon as
possible when Congress recon
-1 venes in January and that he
expected this would be done. He
said he would like to see joint
hearings with the fiscal subcom
mittee of the Senate District
Committee so ss to save time in
a review of the problems.
Fares Rise 5 Cents
On Greenbelt Line
Greenbelt (Md.) residents to
day began paying a nickel more
for their bus rides from the
city’s commercial center to
Rhode Island avenue and Balti
more boulevard.
There was no change in the
five-cent fare for children un
der 12.
The raise to 16 cents became
effective after a 30-day waiting
period in which the Maryland
, Public Service Commission al
lowed time for hearing opposl
s tion to the increase. None was
[ made, according to Charles T.
, McDonald, city manager.
While thP bus system has been
operating “pretty much in the
black,’’ Mr. McDonald said the
, business would be In debt by the
: end of the year if the increase
‘ had not been approved. The two
, vehicle system has been owned
[ by the city since 1861.
' District Mon Named
| To Head Chiropodists
3 (A*). —Dr. Alec Levin of Wash
ington, D. C.,- yesterday was
; elected chairman of the Mld-At
' lantic Association of Chlropo
l dists and Podiarists at the organ
ization’s, three-day meeting held
here. .
The group selected Washing
ton for next year’s meeting but
named no date.
Other new officers Included I.
T. Domsky of Arlington, Va.,
Isolationism Gone/
McKeldin Declares
BALTIMORE. Oct. 3 (-F).—
Isolationism has all but expired
from the American scene, Oov.
McKeldin told a Pulaski Day
celebration yesterday. “It never
will be revived,” he said.
In a prepared speech, the
Governor lauded Caslmlr Pulaski
as a “great champion of free
dom” and a staunch friend of
the American colonies during the
Revolutionary War.

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G. Sells, .an attorney, has
been appointed chairman
of the Democratic Cam.
paign Committee Fairfax
County for the November 8
election. Mr. Sells of 1717
Chesterfield avenue In
Dranesville District was
named by Guy M. Bayes,
county Democratic Com
mute chairman.
Chest Federation
Names Mrs. Piccolo
The Community Chest Feder
ation has announced the ap
pointment of Mrs. (Josephine
R. Piccolo of 167 Montieello
road, Alexandria, as director of
its Labor Participation Depart
She succeeds Mrs. Maxine Lu
cas, who resigned to return/to
. s post with the Chesapeake A
’ Potomac Telephone -Co., from
which she had been cm leav* of
' absence.
* Mrs. Piccolo, a native of Wash
' ington, was associated for 10
years with the traffic department
'■ of the telephone company. Dur
’ ing that time, she served a term
! as president of Local 2300 of
- the Communications Workers of
! America, CIO.
Her civic activities have In
cluded membership on the exec
-1 utive committee of United Com
munity Services, the executive
• committee of the Alexandria
1 Community Chest, the Girl Stout
1 Council and the Chest Pedera
> tion Lab6r Advisory Committee.
1 She is past chairman of the
■ Community Services Committee,
1 dO-lndustrial Unto Council.
Waterford Will Exhibit
; Early Arts and Crafts
■tsr Staff Correspondent
‘ This sleepy Northern Virginia
village will come to life this week
end for the 12th annual exhibi
tion of country arts and crafts
by the Waterford Foundation,
i! Throughout the Loudoun
county town, which has under
, gone a voluntary renovation dur
, ing the last two decades, crafters
are busy arranging exhibits of
, the old arts, many now forgotten.
Waterford’s annual exhibition.
; a time when the village is turned
over to outside visitors, will be
; held Friday. Saturday and Sun
day. It will open at 10 a.m. and
close at 5:30 pm. each day.
Two new features will dlstin- j
guish the exhibit this year—
hourly concerts by the Potomac
English Handbell Ringers on Sat
urday afternoon, and an exhl
. bition of original Currier and
i and Ives lithographs loaned to
i the foundation by the Travelers
i Insurance Co., of Hartford. Conn.
’ The usual exhibits, which have!
interested the public for the last 1
! 11 years, will include examples;
• of early American handcrafts.;
antique furniture, hand-woven
* coverlets and hooked rugs, ai
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TO BE OPEN FOR HOME TOUR—Grover House, now the home of Mr. and Mrs.
William Winder, is one of the restored homes that will be open for public inspec
tion during the Waterford (Va.) Fair next week end. Mrs. Winder chats at the
gate with C. A. R. Lindquist, president of the Waterford Foundation, Inc.
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Fairfax Will Grow Most,
Economic Survey Shows
Population growth in Northern Virginia is expected
to be»only half as great in the next five years as it was
dining the past five years, according to a study released
A slowdown in the rate of growth is noted in a re
port prepared for the Northern Virginia Planning and
Economic Development Commission. The report Is one
of a series being prepared in a SIO,OOO fiscal study au-
thorized by toe commission. r
The population of Arlington :
and Fairfax Counties and the h
cities of Alexandria and Pallz i
Church will reach 460,000 by
1960, according to the
prepared by Dr. Lorin A. Thomp- (
son, director of the Bureau of.
Population and' Economic Re- '[
search of the University of Vir-,>
34.2% Increase j 1
Population for the region is;
now estimated at 407,000. a 34.2 ;
per cent rise‘from the 303.328
reported in the 1950 census. The j
increase expected during the
next five years is estimated at;
13.2 l(er cent. j 1
1. Employment in the Metro
politan Area is tending to sta
bilize. Increases in the next dec
ade will be relatively small
compared to those since 1940.
2. Further expansion of ac
tivities of the Federal Govern
ment in the area will be quite
limited since further concentra
tion of activities in Washington
is contrary to sound national
defense policy.
3. The annual number of
births during the next five years
will be maintained at approxi
mately the current level.
4. Families with children will
continue to move from apart
ments into the single family
areas, causing Fairfax County
1 to grow more rapidly than other
areas of Northern Virginia.
Factors Affect Growth
He said the pattern of growth
could be accelerated if national
policy is changed with respect to
, concentration of employment in
, the Washington area, if the pro
posed S4O million Central In
> telligence Agency headquarters
, is located in Virginia, by expan
; sion and increase in the number
of private manufacturing estab
, lishments, coßktruction of ad
t ditfonal expressways and rapid
, development of integrated water
. and sanitation facilities which
demonstration of the art of
metal working and a demonstra
tion of the old-fashioned meth
od of out-of-dobrs apple butter
In addition, a number of
homes that have been restored
will be open to public inspection.
Waterford, settled in 1735 by
Quakers who came from Pennsyl
vania, has gone through a period
of gradual voluntary restoration.
Many of its homes represent
masterpieces of early American
stonework. ,
Among the restored houses,
that will be open during the ex-1
hibltion are: [
Friday—Bruce Anderson house.;
Charles Gill house. Dan Spalghtj
house, home of Mrs. Heath Mc-|
Callum, and home of Mrs. Wil
liam Holmes.
Saturday—Old Meeting House.!
now the Jiome of Mr. and Mrs.
Allen McDaniel; Basil Haley’s)
Cottage, and the homes of Mrs.
John Payette. Mrs. William T.
Burch and Mr. and Mrs. George
; Sunday—Mr. and Mrs. Hans
Tofte’s Pink House, Grover
House, home of Mr. and Mrs.
[William Winder, and the homes !
(of Mr. and Mrs. John Cutler,;
Mrs. Marlon Fitzpatrick and Mr.,
[and Mrs. Charles C. Gill, jr. |!
attract more families in the
| Washington area to Northern
Gains of 10 per cent between
i,1960 and 1966 and between 1965
and 1970 lire forecast. Another
10 per cent gain is expected In
the 10-year period 1970 to 1980.
[The Northern Virginia popula
tion in 1980 is expected to be
These estimates are consider
ably lower than those made by
Homer Hoyt, a land economist
; who has made surveys of Wash
ington area jurisdictions over
the last few years. Mr. Hoyt pre
dicted a total of 505,000 in North
ern Virginia by 1960 and 665,000
by 1980.
Population Outlook
Here is the outlook for the
four jurisdictions according to
the Thompson report:
Arlington—A rise from an es
timated 157,000 in 1955 to 170,-
000 in 1960,184,500 in 1965,190,-
000 in 1970 and 200,000 in 1980.
Fairfax—lncrease from 159.-
003 now to 195,500 in 1960. 211,-
000 in 1965, 249.500 in 1970 and
[ 280,500 in 1980.
Alexandria lncrease from
; 82,000 now to 90,000 in 1960,
100,000 in 1965, 110,000 in 1970,
and 125,000 in 1980.
Falls Church—lncrease from
' 8.900 now to 10,500 in 1960 and
remain at that figure.
The report says that Govern
i ment employment declined from
1 257,700 in the Metropolitan Area
, in 1951 to a current level of
t 239,000. It also says that other
. types of employment “have
. shown no pronounced tendency
t to move rapidly upward since the
. latter part of 1953.”
Fairfax County will
' to be the fastest-growing juris
' diction in Northern Virginia, the
1 report says, because of the avail
’ ability of open land. Arlington.
> Alexandria and Falls Church
' population growth is limited be
cause of the land factor.
“Possibilities for orderly
growth and development es Fair
fax County indicate that public
utilities need to be co-ordinated
into some central plan of opera-«
tion. Inadequate water and san
! itary facilities can easily eclipse
■i the expansion of Fairfax Couniy
■ or any other portion of the met
' ropolitan area with limited
j 1,945,500 Area Population
Fairfax County will be com
peting for new residents with
Prince Georges said Montgomery
Counties in Maryland, the report
states. The growth of these areas
, “will be influenced by the extent
to which adequate provision is
made for such utilities as water
; and sapitary sewers, express
[roads and highways, subdivi
sions, schools, parks, shopping
| centers, etc.
, A total metropolitan area pop
: ulation of 1,945,500 is forecast by
; 1960, compared to 2,040,000 pre
dicted by Mr. Hoyt. This would
include 895,000 in the District,
290,000 in Montgomery County,
(300.000 in Prince Georges County
and 460,500 in Northern Virginia.
The Washington Board of
Trade estimated Saturday that
metropolitan area would have a
population of between 2<and 2.1
million by 1960.
The Thompson report says the
school-age population (5 to 19
years) will increase in Northern
Virginia from 60.633 at present
[to 130,782 in 1960.

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