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TWE PINK or PR Cn A Friday, THE PINAL GREEN EDITION
- ieem-0 sIo". Hone-Town April 7, .".'.. e"r
%m every day. page 1922 aea diy ahead.
Amendment to Exclude Busi
ness Properties Likely to
With the crisis of the Ball rent
act on hand in the Senate, oppo
nents of the measure appear to
have won an important strategic
Business property is likely to
be excludqd from the scope of
the bill, particularly -if it appears
that a prolonged and obstructive
fight is to be made on this sec
tion of the law.
Senator Ball, chairman of the Sen
ate District Committee, today indi
cated that, while he strongly favored
the inclusion of business properties
within the terms of the rent law, he
would not be willing to tie the bill
up indefinitely in the Senate to save
that feature of it. The law in in
tehded primarily for the protection
of private tenants, he explained.
An amendment excluding business
I properties already has been drafted
by members of the Senate District
Committee, and will be offered,
should it develop that a long and
hard fight in the denate is to be
made on that feature of the bill. A
number of Senators who will not
oppose the other features of the bill
Object to the busiess property
clause in it, among them being Sena
tors Wesley .ones and King.
As a result of his injury yester
day, Senator Ball is more or less
under the weather today, but expects
to make an attempt to have the i3l
act made the unfinished business
of the Senate, directly after the
Vote upon the judges' bill at 4 o'clock
Senator Warren, chairman of the
Appropriations Committee, is anx
ious to have the agricultural ap
propriation bill taken up as the un
finished business, and a conflict be
tween the claims of these two bills
is likely to result. Senator Pon
erene wilt support Senator Ball vi:,
orously in asking the Senate to
take up the rent bill first.
Would Include Business.
Should this move be unsuccessful,
however, it is explained that there
will be ample opportunity to pass
- the rent bill during the so-called
.morning hour," which means that
the rent law would be given time
Until 2 o'ckok each day until a,
vote is reached.
Disappointnent is expressed in
various quarters over the possible
exclusion of business properti s
from the hill. Senators, however,
believe that it would not be wie
to jeopardizv the chances of pas
sage of the bill in its entirety by
insisting upon this feature.
District Housing Board to In
vestigate All Complaints
Sent to Lawmakers.
Complaints received by members
ef Congress regarding housing con
ditions In Washington will be in
vestigated by the local housing com
mnittee, Daniel J. Donovan, secre
tary, said today.
Mr. Donovan sent to Senator King
of Utah, who has been interested in
the housing situation here, a re
quest that he turn over for use of'
the committee all complaints which
he has received.
"I am instructed by the chairman
of the committee to ask you whether
you would, be willing to turn over
for the use of the committee such
correspondence as you may have'
which would have a bearing upon
the subjeet of the proposed investi
.gation," Mr-. Donovan wrote. He,
also included In his letter a copy of
the following resolution adopted by:
"That Senator King, and all other
mnembers of Congress, having re
-ceived complaints against the exist
P ig housing conditions in Washing
ton, be invited to call such com
plaints to the attention of this com
mittee, and that this committee
eause to be investigated these spe
cific complaints with a view to de
termining their merit."
James C. Wilkes, assistant secre
tary of the committee, today re
eived from District officials a com
plete statement of alley conditions
in Washington. This statement, to
gether with figures, will be turned
over to one of the subcommittees.
The report of the seven subcom
mittees will be made tomorrow to
Mrs. Eli A. Helmick, chairman of
SONO, TO 00 ON AT KEITH'S
'Happiness," the song of gladness
written by Mr. and Mrs. 0. W.
Kalian, of Clifton Terrace, and
published in The Washington Times
several Sundays ago, Is being used.
in the musical score at Keith's The-.
ater the latter part of this week.
Because of its lilting melody and
general merit, Director Clark, of the
Keith Orchestra, selected it for his
program and 'the piece has elicited
mutch favorable comment. Shortly!
after its publication in The Sunday
Times "Happin's." was played and
stung at an entertainment at the'
Cay Club and scored a decided hit.
Hickoy, diky, dockI
Here t come inafleek.
-For every description
0: il.- precrption
Lehe mlcker oDc!
GILBERT THE FILBERT.
Private emgvyers fire an the
ng elw the
married men to support their
wives and families. The gov
eraset deharges th
girls first se that the
women ma be able to support
their he s. Great thing to
be married, Isn't it?
WE SAY 80.
WHERE ARE WE HEADING IN? I
And now old mother earth has
gone to "shimmping," according
to the scientats-shamelessly
shaking herself at an age when
she ought to know better. Green
wich is moving slowly toward
the equator; Cambridge, Mass.,
is sliding further south, and
Naples, Italy, has moved a mile
a a half toward the hot regions
in the last fifty years.
While all this is going on,
funny things are happening with
human beings. Medical experts
here and a broad find -that the
"weather" is affecting people's
nerves, and that we are at times
badly depressed. The change of
sensations is supposed to be due
to 'electrical potential in the
And right on top of it all a
Chicago lawyer told a fury he
was addressing that "there isn't
a perfectly sane man living at
the age of fifty years." As ex
plained, the fellow who knows
that there's something wrong
with with him, appears to be the
sanent; while the fellow who is
cock sure that he is perfect is
the looniest of the two.
As director of the largest nut
factory in the world, we are be
ginning to feel alarmed.
LET'S ALL BE LADIES.
Dear Mill: For the love of
humanity, why don't men fight
with their brains and their reason
Instead of their fists? I am no
high brow. In Intelligence, but I
notice that women fight with their
tongues and reason. Isn't that the
more Intelligent way to fig1ht?
(We certainly agree that the
female way Is less -dangerous
physically, but we'll leave it to be
fans of the column.)
DE "CPEN 00E' P OIMLY
CLOSED WIN US MEN
By NEAR LAURET.
Oh. fie t n tile, who daily eatter,
Deerying the,'e ('tin maught year matter)
Who flgments wear,
Or color. glare,
By cailig tem a flaper.
'Ties ad the day, oh, rnhea,
Gave tongs. to pyattlode; pea,
To tarnish semi.; divine mields
Decried and riven by wrotehed secoda,
Yet, praised all High, we're .en of meen.
Why defame youth alw,
Babbling. tinkling, ovlw..
Life m..t bloom,
Like flewer.-a bee,.
'Tis God's eapreseion, high and low.
Oloriess Godiva, colors riot,
Welcome thee, feast our ight;s
nloom en yeuth,
Care not, formooth,
Goed's vision behelds thee whit.
Readlag-'Enoch Arden." by Prof.
lohn Duabury, at thle First Congrega
Lional Church. Tenth and 0 streets
morthwest. 4:45 p. mn. "The Book ot
lob," at S p. mn.
Lecture-"The Story of Posach." by
Dr. Abram Simon. before the Washing
ten Hebrew Congregation, at night.
Meetlng-Takomna Park Baptist branch
nf the World Wide (lulid. at the home ot
Atlice James. 72e6 Blair road, at sight.
Meeting-National Capitol Poet, No.
127. Veterans of Foreign War., at 1413
Pennsylvstia av'enue northwest 3 p. m.
Address-Judge Fenton W. i~eethi, be
fore the Wasnington S tety of the
blassachusetts Institute Technology,
ILniversity Club. 11:20 p. mn.
Meeting - The Ch illum-Castle-Weed
iurn Cit i enn' Aebociation, at night.
AddreseMrs. June Hull, befere the
Parent-Teachers' Amoeeiaten of the John
Bhurroughi Nchool, at the school, 3 p. se.
Luncheon-The Ohio state University
Alumn I Abeociatlen. Walis' Cafe.
Meeting-Waabington section Of the
tociety of Autemotive Engineers, Inc.,
.psmos Club. A p. m. Address by Dr.
I.C. Critt ndon on 'The Automobile
COPYBOK ENGLISH Vs.
EVERDA Y AMERICAN.
"Our limited resoures don't per
mit us to engage In this enter
"We ean't swing this deL."
"TheMse ompliations cause me
much anxiety and many a sleep
"I -a aN bet up over it."
"You struck a noble blow. xir."
"More power to yur elbow.",
"I have been observing this man.
He is performing his task In a lazy
and shiftless manner."
"He is sdM ign the Joe."
"A very rug looking itllow,
and yet I note a certain weakness
about his chin."
"Aw. he has a glass Jaw."
"The man ist a mere underling.
air, and need not be consulte-d in
"He is a small potato."
"I have received very shabby
treatment at his hands."
"He's done me dh't."
"My throat is parched, air.
There is an establishment near
by and I am quite well acquainted
with the proprietor."
"To put additional money into
this enterprise is hardly necees ry.
But we will print a few more tock
"There is a great commotion, sir.
Men are shooting from the wi
lows, and wild-eyed women as e
hurling flower pots upon inoffen
"Hel's broke loose."
A mile a minute is good
speed, but a smile a minute gets
THE HAPPY PlIST.
Mins A. WATT draws a picture
of the typist who is so happy, as
she hammers her typewriter, that
the paper weight, ink bottle, pen
and penel fox trot to her type
time, and the whole office Is full
of good cheer.
EDWIN F. ROWLES and him
brother, H and 8 fans, recently
started on a hike across the con
tinent to gather information for a
book they will write, and as they
go they are publishing a little
paper for veterans of the war.
Across their knapsacks are large
signs that they are from "VOTE
A letter from Rowles. dated
Cumberland. Md., says that the
signs are attracting much atten
tion and inquiry.
A CAKE-EATER'S OCCU
Leaning 'gainst a lamp-post lamp
tng ladies' limbs.
A walking advertisement for all
the talor's whims.
Standing at the mirror, powdering
Standing on the sidewalk sizing
up the shina.
Traveling Salesman-I've been
selling this medicine for the past
thirty years and I haven't had a
lomplaint yet. What does this
Voice from the Crowd-"DEAD
MEN TELL NO TALES."
THE BONUS BILL.
(With apologes to Tennyson.)
Break, break break,
On our ears 0, hocus-pocus!
And we would that our tongues
could utter -
A word to help the soldier's bonus.
Oh weD for the politicians
That they're making a grand
Oh, weD for the soldier lads
That they may win, despite delay!
And the ship of state goes on
In its haven on the Hill;
But, oh! for honesty in the Senate,
And the passage of the bonus bin.
F. J. SCHWAB.
THe laST WOrd.
Judgin' from th' numbir av
kanes carried, Eff streat's.
chlkkens must be turnin' in ter
Meeting--The Woman's interdenomina
tiopal Missionary t'nion. at the Mt. Ver
mon Place Methodist Episcopai Church.
South. this afternoon.
Address-Ted Shawn, before the Wom
en's National Foundatien. 3:30 p. m.
Subject: 'The History of the Dance."
Address-Dr. Frank W. Ballou, before
the Monroe School Parent-Teacher,' As
.eorttin. at the school, tonight.
Meeting-The American War Mothers,
at the Thomsen School, Twelfth and L
streets northweet. tonight.
Meeting-The Federal Bar Association.
auditorium of the Interior Department,
Meeting-Beard ot directors of the
Washington Chamber of Commerce. 4:15
Meeting-Business Wemens Council.
Church of the Covenant. S p. mn.
Meeting-The Mt. Pleasant Citieens'
Amocitation, the Johnson-Powell seheot,
Dance-The 3eleet Kiub, at 'The
Mridian Mansione." 3460 stzteenth street,
Iteadings-Mise Emma la Ostrade,
beere the Arts Club. 5:50 p. m.. tehiag
Browings drainatie lrrics and remnaaoee.
UNION HEADS TO
Predicate Contest on ImpHile
'Threat Against All Employes
in Civil Service.
The right of the President t
"violate the law and scrap th
Civil Service Act" of 1883 will b
contested by union officials in aj
effort to determine the rights o
approximately 87.000 Governmen
civil service employee in Washina
ton and more than 400.000 outsidi
This action, it was learned today
is predicated on President Harding'i
executive order last week dismissinj
29 civil service employes.
Union officials make it plain that
there is no animosity on their part
"nor any attempt to pick a quarrel.
with the Administration for firing
the employes let out, "but that 4
principle is involved."
Cite Law's Provisions.
The civil service law, section I
of the act of August 24. 1912, spe
cifically provides that "no persor
under civil service shall be remove
except for reasons given in writing
and that the persons removed frorr
the service shall have notice ol
same and he furnished with copiei
of the charges."
The act further provides thai
persons dismissed. even where
charges are preferred against then
in writing. "shall be allowed a ree
sonable time to answer them."
None of these provisions of the
law, union officials declared, was
complied with, the employes being
dismissed "without notice. withoui
copies of the charges against then
and without being given an oppor
tunity to answer the charges. at
specifically provided by law."
Should the President's order be
permitted to stand, without charges
being filed against them, officialh
declare that, the same thing couk
happen to any one of the 87.000 em
ployes in Washington.
"The primary purpose of thq
Civil Service act was to give as
surance to employes that they woult
not be dismissed without reason
Prior to the Civil Service act, eact
new Adnilnistration brought witt
it their crowd," said union heads.
"There was a recipient for everf
plum, and the act was passed sole
Dy in the interest of efficiency. and
to assure faithful employes thal
their jobs would be permanent and
safe, so long as their work waq
If the President's action in mum
msfily ousting the employes of the
Bdreau of Engraving and Printins
is accepted as a criterion, it will bo
entirely possible for any Government
head to discharge. in similar manner
any employe in his department. is
the contention of union officials, whc
are now preparing data to contesi
the authority of the Administration's
act in "ignoring" the act.
Compare Other Cases.
The right of a department head
to dismiss an employe under civil
service has already been contested,
it is poin't'd out.
In the case of Woods vs. Gary
Postmaster General in 1397, the
court of appeals held that a depart
ment head, dismissing civil service
employes, could not "have the effect
of repealing or modifying an act of
Congress." and in that instance
Woods, the oynploye; was reinstated,
although later dismissed, after
charges had been preferred against
In the case of the dismissed of
ficials of the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing, union officials be
lieve, the case of Woods vs. Gary
will apply 'and "that the Adminis
tration violated the law in dismiss
ing the employes without first filing
and making known their charges
against them." the union officialm
YOUNGSTERS TO FROLIC
AT "Y" PARTY TONIGHT
A "Pep" Party is to be given to
night by the boys department of the
Y. M. C. A. and primes are to be
awarded to winners of the events of
the year. There will also be a pro
gram of novelty stunts, and a treas
Prizes are to be awarded to win
nors In the book campaign-just
closed-whIch brought 300 books intc
the boys' library; winners in the ac
tivities campaign, in which 750 boy.
participated; winners in the games
tournament; in the tri-angle emnbiew
contest; In the hexathan contest, and
in the Inter-class basketball contesta
D. C. EMPt.OYMENT SERVICE
GETS PLACES FOR 623
The District of Columbia branell
of the U'nited- States Employmeni
Service placed 623 In jobs during the
week ending April 1, according tc
the re'port of Robert L. Livingstor
There were 722 application. fr
jobs. Those placed were classified as
follows: Clerical and professional,
30; merchantile and white domestic
19; skilled labor, 142; unskilled labor,
306; domestic, 126.
How science traps "Ghostq." The
story of an interesting new hnstru.
mnent, told for the first tinme in The
B. P. KEITH'S
12:30 TO 1 O'CLOCK
CHAPLAIN T. P. RIDDLE
REV. LUCIUS CLARK
DIGN ITAR I E
Despite the drizzling rain ye
ernment official in Washington
North Pole. A monument to th
Mrs. Marie Peary Stafford, at A
Most Vegetables Run Higher
Than Last Year-Some
Stalls at the Center Market are
laden with spring vegetables which
have been coming in this week from
Florida and the Carolinas. Every
shipment brings a new and luscioum
spring vegetable, crated, and packed,
to be added to Mrs. D. C. House
wife's breakfast table. Among the
"early arrivals" are strawberries.
selling from 60 to 65 cents a quart
Vegetables are high this year. Al
though a decrease has been looked
for by market men, the "market"
is steadily going higher. For in
stance, lettuce, which sold for 10
cents a head in mid-winter, is nnw
selling for from 16 to 25 cents a head.
Oranges, which retailed at 60 cents
a dosen during the past two months
have gone up to 70 cents a dozen.
Lima beans are $1 a quart boX. an
unprecedented high prio. Last
year they sold at 65 cents a box in
The tomato market is reported
"firm." Tomatoes have been selling
for 16 'cents a pound ,and they are
expected to maintain this price
throughout the spring season. The
bunch vegetables show no increase
in price this season. There is rhu
barb for 15 cents a bunch, asparagus.,
15 cents a bunch, and radishes 10
cents a bunch.
"New potatoes" are the cheapest
vegetable on the market this spring
They sell for 10 cents a pound. and
last week retailed at two pounds for
25 cents. Cucumbers are selling for
10 cents apiece. which is considered
a reasonable price for this time of
The eamb market" i high this
week, due to the influx to meat
stalls of spring lamb. This savory
meat costs 65 cents a pound. The
"lamb market" has been steadily
rising. Iast week, for instance, or
dinary lamb sold for 40 cents a
pound. while this week it went up
6 cents on the pound.
LVeal wasn the cheapest meat on
the market last week, except for
beef, which Is always at the end of
the n eat scale. Veal sold from 45
Icents a pound to 55 cents. This
week it went up to 60 cents a
'pound. Although it is always poe
sible to buy poorer grades of meat
at cheaper prices, the prices quoted
above were taken from what deal
ers consider good quality of meat.
TWO SEEK PRESIDENCY
OF WOMEN'S CITY CLUB
Candidates for the presidency of
the Woman'., City Club are Mrs
Lyman B. Swormatedt, the present
incumbent, and Mrs. W. H. Wood
ward, Mr.. Richard Dean, chairman
of the nominating committee, an
Other candidates for office are:
For first vice president. Mrs. George
W. Eastment and Mrs. John M.
Beavers; second vice president. Mrs
Laura A. Bradley and Mrs. Edith
Pen Hall; recording secretary, Miss
Caroline B. Stephens and Miss
Laura Headle; corresponding secre
tary. Miss Mabel Owen and Mrs
Francis A. St. Clair, and treasurer,
Miss Sarah Beall end Miss Mary
Candidates for directors: Mrs. 3.
P. Ault, Miss Myrtle Bunn, Dr.
Frances A. Foye, Mrs. Richard Hiar
low. Miss Myra Hendley, Mrs. Frank
Hight. Mrs. James Irwin, Miss Na
talse Sumner Lincoln. Miss Annabel
Matthews, Miss Catherine Newton.
Mrs. Ethel Parks. Mrs. Chauncey
Dope, Snow, Mrs. Gurney Strong.
Mrs. 0. I. Woodley and Mrs. Elliott
De ynnw have Impalses fhat you are
asmd of? Here's hoping yeu do
pthaves any such things, hut if you
bame n ltwl ewatthe why
OF THE N/
RAIN TO HO
sterday afternoon, President Hardk
said tribute to the memory of Re
e great scientist and naval efficei
,rlington National Cemetery.
Couple Wed In Auto
By Pastor At
Rev. P. Rowland Wagner,
pastor of the Rockville Baptist
Church, had two engagements
last night, one in Rockville,
one in Washington. Both were
important and had to be kept.
And they came within ten
minutes of each other.
So Dr. Wagner called Verne
L. Tickner, temporarily living
in Washington, on the tele
"1 won't be in Rockville to
marry you tonight, but I can
meet you half the way," Dr.
A few minutes before 7
o'clock a large touring car
stopped in Silver Spring, Md.
A few minutes later Dr. Wag
ner drove up, stepped from his
car and stood up in the front
of the touring car.
"I pronounce you husband
and wife," declared Dr. Wag
ner as he stepped from the
machine a few minutes later.
He was off for Washington In
a few seconds and kept both
Mr. Tickner, who lives in
Early, Md., married Miss Edna
L. Meyer, of St. Louis, Mo.
Several friends accompanied
the couple to Silver Spring.
TED SHAWN TO SPEAK
ON HISTORY OF DANCE
Ted Shawn. famed dancer. au.
thority on the dance drama, and
producer, will speak on 'The His
tory of the Dance" .at 2:30 o'clock
tonight at the Woman's National
Shawn has risen from obscurity
to the position of a leader in his
art since 1913, during part of which
time he served in the army as a
lieutennt of infantry. He will be
introduced tomorrow night by Mrs.
Marie Forrest. of the executive
committee, under whose directions
the series of Friday evening drama
talks, of which this is one, have
EASTERDAY, ALLEGED PAL
OF ARNSTEIN, CONVICTED
Wilen W. Easterday, eenvicted
with Jules (Nicky) Arnstein and
others on a charge of conspiracy in
connection with bringing stolen ao
curties into the District, was found
guilty last night by a jury in Crimi
nal Court No. 1, ChIef Justice Mo
Coy presiding, of forgery.
The testimony showed that Easter
day had passed two forged checks,
drawn on the Newark Banking Com-.
pany, amounting to $253.20, on a
Attorneys Randolph Mf. Newman
and Robert I. Miller appeared for
the accused and Assistant District
Attorney Bibrey represented the
Music Week .Concert
J3ohnson-Powell Comanunity Center
Tonight at S:16 o'Clock
"America"; "Salute to the Flae";
"Oath of Allegiance"
German Folk Songa
Arrangecj by Kasemnayer
Robert stearns' String Quartet
7Estelle Thomas. first violin; Robert
Stearna. iola; Rena Greenburs,
second violin; Theophil Mensel.
(a) "Murmuring Zephyr. Jensen
(b) "By the Mauuanaree".Jensen
'Hauei Hughes, pupil of Otto Simen.
Helen Burkart at plane.
(a)" Noeturne" ..Shumann
M r.. Stearns.
Mies Thomas 'at the pianes.
Recreational singing directed by
Robrt 1.swre seisted at the
ig and virtually every high. Gov
bWrit E. Peary, discoverer of the
was unveiled by his daughter,
TO END SEGRET
"Star chamber" sessions of the
Board of Education at Its meetings
In. Franklin School will come to an
end, is the belief In school circles to
Despite the fact that 01the board
agreed to continue Its secret sessions
one-half-hoUr longer at the meeting
last Wednesday, the open attack
made by Superintendent of Schools
F1rank W. Ballou following this ac
tion In believed to have so aroused
public sentiment against the secret
practices that the board members
will come around to the superinten
dent's point of view.
Although withholding comment on
the superintendent's announcement1
to break up the secret sessions of the
board, the belief prevailing In school 1
circles today Is that the board will
agree to doing away with the con-I
ferences held before each board
meeting, which Dr. Ballou in oppos-1
It has been the practice of the
board to go Into conference In theI
superintendent's office at S o'clock,
emerge at 4, and then go through
with a mere perfunctory meeting to
keep the requirements of the law.
The business of the schools was
fought out behind closed doors.
Dr. Ballou In opening war on the
secret sessions said yesterday that
all except 1 per cent of the school's
businesi could be done In open es
APPOINTED TO U. S. BERTH
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dier trained under the direction of
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BILL WOULD AlI
FIRED OFF JOBS
Fairchild Presents Plan foe
Annuity Before Retire
Congressman Fairfield of Indiana.
introduced into the House today a
bill designed to aid men and women
released from the Government serv
lee through reduction in personnel.
The measure provides that "as
employe fifty years of age or ovew
to whom the retirement act applies,
who shall have served for a total
period of not less than fifteen years
and who, before reaching the retire
ment age shall become involuntarily
separated from the service shall he
granted an annuity certificate which
will entitle said employee, upon
reaching the retirement age, to an
The bill also provides that the
measuro become retroactive and ex
tend to employes separated from the
service before the passage of the bilL
"I have drawn this bill largely te
aid those people who were released
by the Naval reduction," said the
Congressman. "Many of them have
served thirty-five and forty years,
yet have not reached the retirement
This measure is a modificatiwl of
t former bill introduced by Mr. air
The other measure provided for a
minimum annuity of $360 and mae
imum of $1,200 and reduced the age
limit to sixty years.
RETREAT FOR CATHOLIC
WOMEN OPENS SUNDAY
With elaborate ceremonies, the
Mount Carmel Retreat House for
Women. 200 T street northeast, wil
open next Sunday afternoon. The
house will be blessed at 4 o'clock
by the Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Shahan,
rector of Catholic University. James
Giibbons Burke, nephew of the late
Cardinals Gibbons, will be master et
Monsignor C. F. Thomas, pastor
of St. Patrick's Church. will cele
brate the first mass in the new
retreat house. Mass will be said
Monday morning at 9 o'clock te
mark the opening of the first re
treat which will continue until
Thursday morning. The Rev. Pa
chsius Hertz. of the Discaled Car
melite Fathers, will be retreat mas
Archbishop John Bonsano, apos
tolic delegate, will preach at 6
o'clock Monday afternoon. On
Tuesday evening the Rev. Dr.
Thomas Vernon Moore will deliver
VETERAN MAIL CARRIER
OETS FAT TOTING LETTERS
Carrying letters is the best ex:
ercle in the world, according to H.
D. Dickson. who today rounds out
his fortieth year of letter-carrying
in the District.
Dickson. who will be sixty-four
years old on June 21, has been de
livering mail to The Times offices
in the Munsey Building for the
past twenty years. The route he
served for the first half of the
forty-year period was in the vicinity
of Fourteenth and Sixteenth, N and
R streets northwest.
"I weighed 110 pounds when I
began this job," said the veteran
today." and now look at me-all
Filled out nicely and an spry as a
two-year-old. You can't find any
better exercise than this job of
Dickson lives at 2518 Seventeenth
street. ' He has a wife and two
rhildren. and was born in Lansing
burg--now Troy, N. Y. He will reach
the Government retirement .ge next
rear and then probably will get a
:hance to rest his feet.
COLORED MAN IS HELD
FOR THEFT OF CLOTHING
Suspected of having robbed the
home of Nelson Howe, 23 Twenty.
Pixth street, February 20, John
Brooks, colored, eighteen years old.
2100 Half street, was arrested yen
terday by Precinct Detectives Bar
bee and Murphy. of the Third pre
cinct. It is said that $100 worth
of clothing wa, stolen from the
house. -'The clothing was recovered.
Barbee said this morning that the
negro admits having robbed Howe's
Police of the Fourth precinet are
investigating tour other housebreak
ing "jobs" in which they think
Brooks was implicated.
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