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YELLOW, BLACK AND WHITE CABS ADOPT 35-CENT FLAT RATE •"- - ■ Washington Girl Found Unconscious on Virginia Road REVIVED, LATER TAKEN FROM HOSPITAL Mary Hill Discovered by Auto Driver; Mystery Surrounds the Cause for Her Condition Found unconscious lying at the Side of Russell Road near Rose crest Avenue, Alexandria, last night, a young woman who gave her name as Miss Mary Hill, of 1227 L St. N. W., was revived at the Alexandria Hospital. After a short hysterical period, she was quieted and later re leased. Identity Is Doubted Inquiry at the L Street address disclosed that there is a Miss Hill residing there though she was re ported absent from home. Doubt was expressed by Mrs. A. B. Gilbert, the landlady, that her guest could have been the Miss Hill treated. When last seen by Mrs. Gilbert Miss Hill appeared to be in good health. The young woman was taken to the hospital by Robert L. Bories. 2900 Carlton Ave. N. E., who said that he investigated when he saw the girl lying at the side of the road. Not Wounded She was well dressed and appar ently had not been wounded. Two men helped him place the girl in his machine and he took her to the hospital, he said. He doubted that she had been thrown from a car. LEGIONMEETING OPENS SOON The thirteenth annual conven tion of the American Legion. Dis trict of Columbia Department, will be held in the Buchanan School, Thirteenth and E Streets Southeast, on August 5 to 7. in lusive. The invitation to stage le sessions at the school was tended by the Southeast Busi ss Men’s Association. The feature of the convention 1 be a parade in which 24 ion posts will participate, in lition to other legion units and c bodies. Six musical organi ons, including a military band three drum and bugle corps take part. fophies will be awarded for best musical unit, the largest in line of march, the best >rmed marching unit and for ■est float. Two hundred and legates and alternates will attendance, in addition to and legion members. Sylvan Theater icerts Next Week oilowing schedule of park for the week beginning is announced by the di- Parks and Public Build- y, Judiciary Park, Fifth ts. N. W., Navy Band; iy, Sylvan Theater. Mon- Grounds, Army Band; Sylvan Theater. Monu unds, Marine Band; Fri- Creek Park, Sixteenth edy Streets. Community 1. • hours are from 7:30 to Group Plans to Title Survey n of the new title law jms automobile dealers icussed at a meting of igton Automotive Trade i, to be held at 2 p. m. n the lounge at the ib, Sixteenth St., above fan Duzer, Director of nd Traffic of the Dis 'lumbia, will be present questions pertaining to or and issuance of titles vehicles. ORIAL SERVICE 1 services for the late B. Henderson will be ist 15 at the Cosmo iapt is t Institutional Dr. Simon P. W. Drew ct the services. » you know of an important meet? hat is going to be held, that an WBr v wßk K iwßffgj| B * l *ll Hy , *’ f wK. v ' 4 ST w X IsF V - ‘ w< ' •1/ If - Wfe ’ A ■ M- : MMMMfflßhaaiUis&dife. < —Times Staff Photo CROSBY, HIS WIFE, SKIPPY AND DOG LITTLE 17-months-old Percy “Skippy” Crosby, jr., son of the creator of the celebrated comic strip, “Skippy,” and Mrs. Crosby, has a brand new little sister. Mrs. Crosby is at Garfield Hospital after a visit from the stork. The new arrival is a girl and she will probably be named Dale, after Mrs. Crosby. The picture shows the Crosbys at their Virginia estate. 5 Days Left to File Property Returns Personal property owners in the District have but five days left to file their returns in or der to escape the 20 per cent penalty imposed for failure to make a return, Tax Assessor Wil liam P. Richardj reminded to day. The number of returns filed tb date, the assessor said, is ap proximately 16.000. He estimated that 26.000 more have yet to file returns within the five days. Tiny Plane Builders Are Competing Today Designers and builders of heli copter and ornithopter model air planes are competing today at the MacFarland Community Center. Records made today will be credited at the District tourna ment August 31 to September 4. Only those who have attained the rank of junior pilot are eligible. v KbO ■ ■ Ml Kji jMfl —Times Starr Photo MISS MIDDLETON AND TROPHIES HERE ARE SOME of the trophies that will be awarded to the winners of events in the Tri-City Regatta to be held at Herald Harbor today and tomorrow. Pictured with the trophies is Miss Virginia Middleton, 218 Eleventh St. S. W., at R. Harris & Co.’s jewelry store. DON’T WRITE—PHONE YOUR NEWS TIPS TO THE TIMES! District 5260 Skippy Has a Sister Trophies in the Tri-City Regatta WASHINBifIMTIMES Telephone District 5260 ■ - ——————■—————-— Dry Tortugas Gets Strongest Beacon In U. S. Waters Dry Tortugas lighthouse, 60 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico on the most westerly of the Florida Keys, will be come the most powerful coastal light in the United States about September 1. with a candle power of 3.000,000. This light is the guiding beacon for the fleets of oil tankers en route to and from the oil ports on the west shore of the Gulf of Mexico and for other traffic to and from the gulf ports. The first lighthouse was erected on this key in 1825. Six days left to file your per sonal tax return. Persons having household furniture either rented to another or in storage must re turn the furniture at its full value on July 1, 1931. accident has happened, that there is going to be a business merger, that SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1931 SUSPECT- CHIEF NEAR NERVOUS COLLAPSE Alexandria Officer, Accused of Petty Theft, Is in Bed; To Be Arraigned Monday Returning to his home late yes terday afternoon, Capt. W. W. Campbell, chief of police of Alex andria, Va„ who has been stripped of office and charged with steal ing $2.63 worth of provisions from an ice box in the Alexandria City Market, had nothing to say. Condition Serious According to his family, Camp bell is in a serious nervous condi tion as a result of the incident and has been confined to bed. Meanwhile, Charles Henry Smith. Campbell’s attorney, prom ises a statement which will com pletely exonerate Campbell of any wrong-doing. The police head surrendered Thursday night to a warant charging him with pilfering the ice box. Julian Chauncey, a mem ber of the firm, who swore out the warrant, together with an assist ant, stated that they saw Camp bell enter the market, pack a crate with the provisions and slink out. Free on SI,OOO Bail When confronted with the ac cusation Campbell is said to have collapsed. He is out on SI,OOO bond to await a hearing Monday. Spanish War Vets Approve Surrender Disapproval of the action of the Yorktown Sesquicentennial Com mission in eliminating from the exercises, to be held at York town in October, the scene depicting the surrender of Corn wallis, was expressed in a resolu tion adopted last night at a meeting of General Nelson A. Miles Camp, No. 1, D. C. United War Veterans. The meeting was held at Pythian Temple, 1012 Ninth St. N. W. Arlington Society Ready for Carnival The Arlington County Social Club will open its annual carnival Monday night, to continue through August 8. The affair will be staged on the field at the intersec tion of Wilson Boulevard and Cle ments Avenue, Ballston. Office Address, 1317-21 H St N. W. | »iff' 1- * i SIH« n<O*■» ’- * •,« * ” ,1- 1,,-. Btrf I liORWsW ! | I - ft J i 11 l -w * ' "'-3 ' T ? ft —Cummins Photo ALICE BETTY MARGARET BETTY RUTH THESE YOUNG ladies represented Washington in the recent West Virginia Open Tennis Tournament at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. They are Miss Alice Rose, Miss Betty Garber, Mrs. Margaret Graham, Miss Betty Cochran and Mrs. Ruth Martinez. ALICE SMOKING RULE OBSERVED The rule against smoking in the Government’s temporary wooden buildings, enforcement of which has been lax in some of the buildings and strict in others, will likely be observed a bit more earnestly in them all henceforth, following the action at the Cen sus Bureau recently, when a num ber, variously estimated at from 14 to 40, were discharged for smoking outside the building. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which has exceptionally strict rules and enforces them rigidly, has also had to exercise its authority in the locker room of late in respect to smoking, one man being disciplined. Smoking in the temporary buildings is prohibited, largely on account of fire danger, and this danger is quite real and serious officials have pointed out. Usually, however, office execu tives have indulgently appeared ignorant when an employee slipped outside for a puff, although this, too, is against the rules. A general tightening up of en forcing the smoking rule is ex pected all over the city, from now on, especially since summer heat accentuates fire danger and since a lightning bolt set fire to one temporary building last week, showing how inflammable they really are. At any rate, the Census Bureau employees are more careful this week, knowing that smoking or breaking any other regulations will likely put them first on the list to be discharged in the con tinuous cutting down of the tem porary force. Laborer Meets Death In Westchester Apts. An inquest into the death of Roland Jackson, colored brick layer, who fell to his death from the seventh floor of the West chester Apartments under con struction at Cathedral Avenue and Thirty-ninth Street Northwest late yesterday, is to be held at 11:30 o’clock today. Jackson, who lived at 1724 Fifth St. N. W.. was the second victim of a fatal ac cident at the apartment recently. 2,021 Unemployed Listed in Job Drive A total of 2,021 persons have applied to the District commit tee on employment for jobs since July 15, when the committee be gan enrollment of the unem ployed for its mid-summer job campaign. In the first three days of the enrollment, 1,606 men and women applied for work. a celebrity is coming to town? These are hews events. The Washington Taxicab Ride, Radio Concert, All for a Dime A taxi ride all the way across Washington, with a radio con cert thrown in, all for a dime, is certainly a bargain, but it can’t last long, says Charles T. O'Con nell, of 54 C St. N. W„ who drives one of the few radio equipped cabs and claims to be the first cab driver to lower his rate to a dime in the taxi war this week. O’Connell, who has been hack ing here for 11 years, drives his own cab, and says* if others can afford to operate at a loss he can, too, and he’s trying to look at the situation humorously. Meanwhile, with his "Radio Cab No. 4” he is giving an Amos ’n’ Andy dialogue with 10 miles of ride for a thin dime, the tenth part of a dollar, but wondering how long it will last. PWLETIIDS TRAIN BERTHS Occupants of two pullman cars on the Pennsylvania train that leaves New York at midnight are still wondering why the prowler who relieved them of wallets and other valuables re fused to take their watches. Some superstition doubtless at taches to the aversion since foun tain pens and gold pencils were included in his loot. Some one suggested he may have been hur ried and didn’t want to “take the time.’’ Women were crying and men cursing as the train pulled into Washington this morning. A. Kaplan of Rose-Martin. Inc., New York who was robbed of $47 and other valuables said: “It was the smoothest thing I ever saw. No one heard a thing. I had slipped my wallet in the pillow slip and it was slit, as if with a* razor. My watch which hung in full view was left, while the fountain pen was taken from my coat pocket.’’ Ceremony to Mark Colors Gift to Boys A joint presentation of colors to the Washington Boys Inde pendent Band will take place Tuesday at 7 p. m. at the polo field, in West Potomac Park. Mrs. John J. Duff is donor of the flag. B. C. Macneil, department com mander, American Legion, and C. B. Jennings, department com mander, | Veterans Foreign Wars, will make the presentation. Ii MW WTO NEWS OF SUBURBS! Capital Girls In Net Match EMPLOYES PUN INDIES CRUISE A number of civilian employes of the Navy and War depart ments will enjoy a cruise to the West Indies soon, aboard the Army transport Kittry. The transport leaves Hampton Roads August 3, and a few days later will touch at Port Au Prince and other tropical ports of the Caribbean Sea, returning August 26. Except for their fare to and from the Virginia port, their meals and tips, the trip will not cost the empoyes anything. These transport ocean cruises are usually in great demand among the civilan employes of the mili tary departments, and when they come in vacation season are even more popular. Among the civilian employes of the Navy Department going on the voyage are Miss Minnie Brown Miss Frances Pepper, Mrs. Edna Bradley, Miss Alleen Rob bins, Mrs. Selma T. Fink and Miss Roberta Satterfield. Unemployed in D. C. Found on Decline Unemployment in Washington is on the decrease, according to John R. Alpine, supervising direc tor of the U. S. Employment Ser vice. Decrease in the amount of un employment here is attributed largely to the great volume of Government building now under way, but it was also revealed that all of the public utilities in the District are working, not only with their usual employees, but with additional men employed on improvements. Marines Burn Plane After Jungle Crash An observation amp hi b lan plane with Sergt. Gordon W. Heritage and Corp. Orville B. Simmons, of the Marine Corps, crashed in a swamp in Nicaragua on Wednesday, the Navy Depart- I ment was informed yesterday. ! neither of the men was hurt. The ' plane was ordered burned and I the men ordered to return to Log town on foot. A ground patrol i was sent from Puerto Cabezas to Logtown to meet them. DEPOSITS”AT NIGHT The board of directors of the Clarendon Trust Company an nounced today that plans are under way for the installation of a night depository. The com mittee is now making an investi gation as to the best type for the bank. Times pays SSO weekly for the best exclusive news tips. « OTHERS TALK PEACE AND FARE RISE Utility Board Gets Word of Meter Change, Reduction; Truce Parley Next Week The Black and White and Yel low Cab Companies announced today that, effective Monday, they will adopt the flat rate system of charges, with a charge of 35 cents for the first zone, 60 cents for the second, and 85 cents for the third. Decision to abandon the former system of rates and accept the principal of a flat rate came as other companies, which have forced rates down to 10 and 15 cents, were entering upon a period of negotiation prior to a peace meeting early next week. Continues Meters The Black and White and Yel low companies, will continue to use meters, the flat rate for each zone being registered for the pro tection of the public. W. J. Brown, head of the com panies, announced the change m a letter to the Public Utilities Commission. The letter follows: “Effective Monday July 27, the Black and White and Yel low Cab companies will reduce their present taxi fare of 30 cents for the first mile and 20 cents for each succeeding mile to a flat rate of 35 cents to points anywhere in the city proper zone. “This rate will apply to fares from Union Station and all hotels and places where we have concessions for our service. The total amount due for taxi fare for either the first zone or the second or succeeding second or third zones will be registered and will show on the meter, thereby protecting the public from any overcharge. “We will continue this 35 cent flat rate until such time as certain laws may be enacted by Congress that will eventual ly stabilize taxicab industry in the District.” Mr. Brown declared that while going on the flat rate, his com panies will continue to maintain the same service which has been their standard for years. Peace Looms In the meantime Leon J. Brill, jr., of the Bell Company, loomed as the peace maker in the big taxi war. He sounded out officials of most of the companies and ob tained agreements to meet Mon day or Tuesday to discuss the situation. Only one large company seemed reluctant to accept Brill’s offer. Broadmoor, Circle, Bell and City cabs will be at the peace confer ence and probably others. It is probable that the companies will go back to either a 35 or 25 cent flat rate for the first zone, with subsequent stepping up the total bill by 10 cents each. Taxicabs So Cheap Working Girls Behave Like Ladies of Luxury With taxi rates tumbling down and down, girls employed in the Federal departments and in the downtown department stores are wending their way to work and home like ladies of luxury. In twos, threes and sometimes in groups of four, the girls this morning taxied to their offices. At 4:30 p. m. yesterday, at Seventeenth Street and Pennsyl vania Avenue Northwest, as the girls left their desks in the War, Labor, Commerce and other de partments, cabs of all hues picked up a startling business. Soldier Breaks Leg In Fall Off Railing William H. Walker, 30. a sol dier, is in Casualty Hospital to day with a broken leg as a result of a 'lO-foot fall from a porch rail ing at 2244 Shannon Pl. S. E . late yesterday. He is attached to Bolling Field. STUDENTSNJAUNJ A group of nearly 100 students of the Howard University summer school will visit Luray Caverns Va., tomorrow. The trip will be made by bus and will include members of the faculty.