Newspaper of Evening Star, August 5, 1947, Page 6

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 5, 1947 Page 6
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Police Seek to Learn If Arrested Man Died Due to Earlier Fall Homicide Squad detectives today sought companions of John Forrest Bunch, 63, on the night he was ar rested to determine whether he might have suf fered a fall be fore he* went to Jail and died in Gallinger Hos pital. The police in vestigation was requested by Bunch's family. Members of the family said they had reason to believe Bunch was injured af ter he was ar rested. Bunch died J- r- Buneh. yesterday morning after an opera tion to relieve pressure on the brain. He had been examined at the jail last Tuesday morning following his arrest for intoxication, had been sent back to jail and was returned to the hospital Tuesday night. Otis G. Bunch, 32, of Richmond, Va„ son of the dead man, quoted Gallinger physicians as saying Bunch had a multiple skull fracture. Deputy Coroner Richard Rosen berg performed an autopsy yester day. He said he found Buncli had died of a skull fracture and cerebral hemorrhage. rr.n4inuO/l Dr. Rosenberg said he found two types of hemorrhage—that caused by a stroke and that caused by a blow or fall. He is continuing path ological tests today. Lt. Jeremiah Flaherty, head of the homicide squad, said evidence obtained so far indicates Bunch suffered a stroke and fell, injuring the back of his head. The bruises members of the family noticed when they visited Bunch at Gallinger, Lt. Flaherty said, might have been caused when he suffered convul sions and hospital attendants had to restrain him. The homicide squad chief said a complete investigation will be made. Detectives, he said, have been as signed to locate persons who might have seen Bunch the night of his arrest in an effort to find some clue to his condition before he went to jail. Statements, he said, also will be taken from policemen at the Ninth Precinct, where Bunch was taken; Gallinger doctors and anyone else who might be able to shed light on the circumstances surrounding his injury and death. Acting Coroner Christoper J. Murphy said he will hold an in quest after the police complete their investigation. He also plans to in terview Gallinger Hospital doctors himself to get a first-hand report on Bunch’s hospital history. Funeral Tomorrow. Funeral services will be held at the Ives funeral home tomorrow at 2 p.m. with burial in the National Memorial Park. nu at aim wuiiuvi m District and Virginia for more than 30 years and father of four children, Bunch was arrested about 12:45 a.m. last Tuesday lying in front of 1302 F street N.E., police said. Among those who figure in the police investigation are: Pvt. William J. Perkins of the ninth precinct, one of the arrest ing officers. Dr. Sidney Sattenstein. Gallinger Hospital resident physician, who examined Bunch when he was brought to the hospital at 6:35 am., complaining of a stomach upset. Dr. Sattenstein reported Bunch was roherept, but that his breath smelled of alcohol and his blood pressure was hig]a. Pvt. F. V. Andruzzi of the ninth precinct, who was in charge of pre cinct prisoners for the day and escorted Bunch back to the hospital fit. 7:15 p.m. the same day in an ambulance. Dr. Earl Price of Gallinger, who examined Bunch when he was ad mitted the second time with a high fever. Dr. Beatrice Kartus, who exam ined Bunch when he was removed to the medical service and found, according to Otis Bunch, “multiple fractures of the skull, face lacera tions and bodily bruises.” Hospital Treatment Praised. One of the deceased’s daughters, Mrs. Hazel Scott. 5213 Twenty-fifth place North, Arlington, told The Star she went to the hospital about 11 p.m. Tuesday with a sister, Mrs. Kathleen E. Ford, 5713 North Six tieth street, Arlington. She said there was dried blood on her ^father's face, a big black and-blue lump on his forehead, and on his- right arm the entire print such as a hand might have left there. He was bleeding from the ears, nose and mouth, she said. Both Bunch's son and Mrs. Scott were emphatic in-praising the hos pital for its treatment of tneir father and said everything passible was done to save his life. Young Bunch was a Navy lieu tenant during the war and now is an examiner with the Veteians' Ad ministration at Richmond. His father was separated 13 years ago from hit mother, Mrs. Gealie E. Bunch, 2145 North Quebec street. A native of Albemarle County, Va., Bunch moved to the District at an early age and 29 years ago built the home In which Mrs. Bunch now live*. At the time of his death 5 in Navy Balloon Forced Down in • Trenton Park By Associated Pres* TRENTON. N. J., Aug. 5.—A Navy free-flight balloon with five men in Its basket was forced down by dead air currents today and landed in North Trenton Park. The balloon, which circled the downtown area of the State capital for almost an hour while its crew dumped ballast in an attempt to rise to moving air currents, was fol lowed by police cars until it came to rest in the park, about 150 feet away from a wading pool in which there were more than a score of children, police said. The balloon, deflated of its 35,000 cubic feet of helium, was taken to the Trenton police garage. It was later removed by a Navy truck to the balloon’s base. Lakehurst, N. J., about 30 miles away. The five men aboard identified themselves to police as Lt. W. J. Gunther of San Diego. Calif., in charge; Ensign Alfred H. Gaehler, pan Diego; Lt. Raymond L. Dehler, Dover, Del.; Lt. James B. Landon. lew Angeles, and Lt. Malcolm J. Ksebel, Long Branch. Piccard Explains Plan to Dive 2 Vi Miles Into Sea in 'Balloon1 (Prof. Auguste Piccard, 65, who soared 55.000 feet in a strato sphere balloon at the risk of his life in 1932, plans now to dive 12,000 feet into the sea in an “underwater balloon.” He is writing a series of articles of which this is the first.) .By Pror. Auguste Piccard (Copyright. 1B47. by North American New paper Alliance.) BRUSSELS, Aug. 5.—The most important part of all ocean ography is checking the depth of seas. In shallow seas this is easy: One lowers a weight at the end of a line But as we plumb greater depths we find the various currents carrying the weight with it, exaggerating the distance to the bottom: heaviei weights help, but it is difficult at great depth to judge the precise moment when the end of the line touches the ocean bed. The pressure gauge is a bettei check. This heavy instrument Is dropped into the sea and when it hits bottom it automatically regis ters the water pressure, drops ballast and floats back to the surface, where it is fished out and the depth U determined by the pressure marked. But this is a time-wasting method. Acoustic systems are better. A supersonic signal from the ship hits the bottom and bounces back. Since the speed of sound in water is known, the elapsed time between sending the signal and hearing it again gives a precise depth. With the modern automatic apparatus, sending several signals a second, a clear tracing of the ocean bottom can be obtained as the ship moves over varying depths. But oceanography is an insatiable science, constantly asking for more facts. And the various devices oceanographers have used would fill a museum: gadgets to get samples of water, of slime, of fish at various levels, of temperatures — nets, baskets, boxes, anything that can be lowered on a line. But often the scientist wants to go beneath the waves himself, to see with his own eyes what takes ___ v,_ The principle of the diving suit is well known, but 250 feet is prob ably the deepest man can go in such a device, and even then there is danger from the great pressures and their after effects. Rigid armored diving suits may allow a man to go down perhaps 600 feet, but *uch a suit seriously hampers activity. Williamson’s submarine observa tory was a steel ball with a big win dow which hung perhaps 60 feet beneath a ship at the end of a wide steel tube. A ladder down the five-foot wide tube led into the observatory and, since the tube re mained open, the observer could stay there in comfort to watch sub marine life. But there was a very decided limit to the depths this contraption would reach! Let us skip the combat submarine; it brings too many unhappy mem ories ! Beebe’s Record Cited. None of these devices, however, helps us reach any great depth. To achieve this, the scientist must be shut into a rigid, watertight box and lowered into the ocean at the end of a cable. Premier exponent of this method*to date has been Dr. William Beebe of the New York Zoological Society who reached a depth of over 3,000 feet in a “bathy sphere” with an inside diameter of 4 feet 9 inches and walls 1\2 inches thick. If one thinks back over the var ious devices used to explore the he lived in the first block of Third street N.E. According to police, Bunch was first arrested in 1906 on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. He has been arrested since then three times on disorderly conduct charges, 11 times on drunk charges and once on an intoxication charge which carried a higher collateral. According to his record, Bunch was under mental observation in 1918. AdmiralWrightNamed Pacific Control Deputy By tha Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Aug. 5.—Ad miral Louis E. Denfeld, high com missioner of the 1,480 Pacific islands and atolls to be administered by the United States under United Nations agreement, is setting up a civil gov ernment utilizing personnel and methods of the Navy’s current mil itary government. He assigned Rear Admiral Carle ton H. Wright as deputy higlt com missioner of the mandated territory yesterday and, in a proclamation to the 48,000 natives, gave notice that: "Your existing customs, religious beliefs and property rights will be i respected and existing local laws and all proclamations, ordinances and orders of the former military government shall remain in force and effect, except insofar as they are not in consonance with terms of the trusteeship agreement and executive order, and insofar as it may be necessary for me in the ex ercise of my powers and duties to change them.” The vast oceanic area includes the Marshall, Caroline and Mari anas Islands, wrested from Japan lr— .... ” seas, one is struck by the similarity with devices used to explore the air. What is Williamson’s observa tory if not a tower upside down? The fisherman’s net is surely another kite? The devices which plunge to the bottom unattached to record conditions there are simi lar to the ballons of meteorologists. The submarine is a water dirigible. And Dr. Beebe's bathysphere is no more than a captive ballon at the end of a cable. The balloon, too, is shaken by air currents: both are at the mercy of the cable—although a broken cable means little to the aeronaut, every thing to his opposite number under water. * But one thing is missing: There is no watery twin for the king of the air, the free balloon, which floats smoothly without Jarring In the immensity of space. Can a submarine "free balloon" be evolved? Yes, I say, and I have done it. Invents Underwater Balloon. My "underwater balloon,” which I call bathyscaphe (from the Greek for depth,, bathus, and for ship, scaphe), truly will be a ship of the deep which may pave the way for discoveries and scientific develop ments in a region as yet Inade quately probed by man—the great depths of the oceans. The craft Is in two parts, a float or submarine "gas bag” and a watertight "gon dola” for passengers and instru ments. The cabin will be round, like a ball, with walls of steel some four inches thick. Both shape and thick ness are calculated to withstand most effectively the pressures of up to nearly 6,000 pounds to the square inch which we can expect at depths of over 12,000 feet. It is, of course, much heavier than water. ine gondola or a stratosphere balloon is also heavier than the air about it; alone it would fall, Just as the cabin of my bathyscaphe would sink alone. But a balloon flies be cause the weight of the mass of air which it displaces is greater than its own weight. In other words, the gondola is lightened by a gas bag. In the same way, my underwater gondola must have a “gas bag” or float so that the weight of water displaced is greater than the com bined weight of cabin and float. But gas is highly compressible; under the tremendous pressures of the ocean depth, gas wouldn’t be displacing any water at all. The pressure only 300-odd feet down would squeeze the gas to one-tenth of its bulk at the surface. It could float only one-tenth the load.

Liquid Is Indicated. A liquid of a solid was obviously indicated. The lightest non-gaseous material is lithium; its density of 0.55 would have been ideal but for its exorbitant cost. Among liquids, aviation gasoline with a density of 0.7 weighs 43 pounds, 10 ounces per cubic foot but displaces 63 pounds. 10 ounces of seawater, it has, there fore, a “lifting power” of 20 pounds per cubic foot. That, we decided, was what we. would use. The gasoline will be stored la a set of aluminum containers in a streamlined sheet-steel float. With this "gas bag” above a watertight cabin, the principle of the free floating aerial or stratosphere bal .loon has been adapted precisely to submarine navigation. during the war. They spread over some 2,000,000 square miles of the Pacific. One hundred seventeen of the islands are inhabited. Admiral Wright. 55, visited almost all of ►the inhabited areas last year as a Navy general inspector. Under the governmental organi zation, he said, native chiefs and Concils will retain considerable control over local affairs. 26 Million in League Assets Given to U. N. and ILO ly tht Associated Pross GENEVA, Aug. 5.—League of Na tions assets amounting to 111,424,730 Swiss francs (about $26,217,543) have been transferred, for the most part 'to the United Nations and the Inter national Labor Office, it was .an nounced today. Sean Lester, last secretary general of the League, said the material assets of the old League, including I the Geneva buildings, furniture and ' equipment, amounting to about $10,869,310, were transferred to the United Nations for use as its Euro pean plant. ^ The International Labor Office got its building here and various funds, amounting to about $11,141, 476. Included were funds totalling about $6,577,688 to provide pensions for some 350 former employes of the League, the ILO and the Inter national Court of Justice. Finland, Ireland, Portugal and Switzerland, League members who do not belong to the U. N., will be paid part of their shares in cash. The Board of Liquidation has credited 32 other nations—League members who also are U. N. mem bers—on the books of the United Nations. | Russia is encouraging co-opera tives to expand their activities. .... " \ V b T hrifty people save regularly — Buy Savings Bonds on the Bond - A - Month Plan. This bank offers you the easy auto matic Bond-A Month Plan for the purchase of Sav ings Bonds. *-w, : , i . The Second National Bank OF WA»HIMSTiUf 1333 G St. N.W. RE. 1700 509 Seventh St. N.W. OriuM 1*7* Member Federal Deveelt Inaaraaee Caraerallea r, / ’ t / Albert Brown Piggott, McKinley Instructor For 41 Years, Dies Albert Brown Piggott, 62, forg ing and foundry shop instructor at McKinley High School for 41 years, died yesterday at Arlington Hospital after a brief ill ness. Mr. Piggott was well-known in Falls Church, where he spent most of his life, for growing prise irises and chrys anthemums. He also raised wat er lilies and gold fish In the three ponds at his home at 400 East Broad street. Mr. riK»u. one of his hobbies was carving hunting knife handles. He formed one from 42 pieces of hand-wrought silver. Mr. Plggott’s most recent hobby was raising of foxhounds. He won a blue ribbon for the best derby show dog in the South Hill field trials last October. «ii. x-iKgou. was Dorn in aucott Springs, Va. He was graduated from McKinley High School, where his three children also graduated. He attended Cornell University and then began his teaching career at McKinley. He was a member of the Dulin Chapel Methodist Church in Falls Church. Survivors are his sister, Mrs. Mary E. Dillon, Purcellville, Va.; two sons, Willard R. Piggott, Falls Church; Harold L. Piggott, Portsmouth, Va., and a daughter, Mrs. B. Franklin Good, Falls Church. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Pearson’s fu neral home, Falls Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Condition of Highways Primary State highways in the United States were 92 per cent sur faced in 1945 while 39 per cent of county and local roads were sur faces Autos in Larger Cities Residents of American cities of more than 100.000 population own 113 motor vehicles for every mile of streets in those cities. Deaconess Lillian Yeo, 80, Dies; Headed Mercy House 44 Years Retired in 1945 ' After Lifetime of * Aiding Unfortunate Deaconess Lillian Marie Arundel Yeo, 80, for 44 years in charge of the House of Mercy here, died last night at her home, 4304 Thirty-sev enth street N.W. After graduation from the Train ing School for Deaconesses in New York in 1901, Deaconess Yeo came to Washington to direct the House of Mercy at the request of the Right Rev. Henry Nates Satterlee, first Episcopal Bishop of Wash ington. The House of Mercy, at Klingle road and Rosemont avenue N.W., is operated under the auspices of the Protestant Episcopal Church by the Association of Works of Mercy, founded in 1885, but it is open to unwed mothers of all denominations. Deaconess Yeo’s devotion to her work gave her unusual success in guiding and influencing those placed! under her care. Helped Unfortunate. Under Deaconess Keo’s direction,! unfortunate girls admitted to the House of Mercy soon found them selves at ease in an atmosphere in which a balance between her con cern for their physical and their spir itual welfare prevailed. Deaconess Yeo led daily morning and evening prayer. While the girl’s re-orienta tion was taking place. Deaconess Yeo and her staff took steps to guar antee the baby healthful, happy de velopment in the first years. Deaconess Yeo said repeatedly that she found her "reward in the many letters from our graduates and in visits from now self-assured mothers.” Those enrolled at the home spend from one to two years there, and Deaconess Yeo from the beginning strove to prepare the way for nor mal lives for them. Native of England. Born in Devonshire, England, near London in 1867, Deaconess Yeo made the House of Mercy her life work, retiring June 1, 1945. For 15 years Deaconess Yeo con ducted a Bible class at the Church of St. Stephen and the Iricarnation. She also was on the Executive Board of the Human Society and took an active part in the National Cathe DEACONESS YEO. —Star Staff Photo. dial Foundation and the English Speaking Union. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Bethle hem Chapel of Washington Cathe dral by Canon Merritt F. Williams and Chaplain Crawford Brown and burial will be in the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea in the Cathe dral. Tokyo Police Arrest 759 Pickpockets In July Contest By *h» Associated Press TOKYO, Aug. 5.—A Japa nese policeman who competed in July’s national pickpocket arresting contest lamented to day the passing of the good old days—when there were “smooth operators wp could proudly tackle as our enemies.” Nowadays, said Officer Take sai Utsugi, “the trade is filled with amateurs — demobilized soldiers and unemployed.” Tokyo police grabbed 159 pickpockets, including four women, in the month-long con test. On August 10, the Home Ministry will announce the 10 individual winners. * m Dr. Pardo Dies in Lima; Peruvian President For 2 Terms Was 83 iy thm Associated Press LIMA, Peru. Aug. 5—Dr. Jose Pardo y Barreda, 83, president of Peru from 1904 to 1908 and from 1915 to 1919, died at his home here yesterday after a brief illness. The funeral was set tenta tively for today. Dr. Pardo was the son of Man uel Pardo y La velle; the first ci vilian President of Peru, who served from 1872 to 1876 and later was assassinated while holding office as presi dent of the Peruvian senate. Dr a lawyer oy proiession, ur. Jt'arao gave up practice for a diplomatic career and first became President in 1904, after serving as his coun try’s foreign minister. He remained in office four years. During a Peruvian financial crisis in 1915, while acting as presi dent of San Marcos University, he again was chosen president at a major political party convention. Former President Augusto B. Le guia defeated him in the national election of 1919. Six weeks before Dr. Pardo was scheduled to leave office Mr. Leguia invaded the pres idential palace, arrested Dr. Pardo and took office under a dictatorship which lasted 11 years. Shortly afterward Dr. Pardo went abroad and lived briefly in the United States and France *before settling in Northern Spain. Despite the appeals of his friends, he refused to return to Peru until three years ago, when he was moved by the congratulations prominent Peruvl- i ans cabled him on his*80th birthday. Ooze Covers Ocean Floor Organic ooze covers most of the ocean floor in layers varying from hundreds of feet to several miles thick. Mature Doug]fir trees are some times called yellow fir while imma ture trees are ealled red fir. Joint Burial Services Held in Arlington for Barton Guy Bryans Joint graveside services for Mr. and Mrs. Barton Guy Bryan, 4212 Seventy-first avenue, ' Landover Hills, Md., who died as a result of an automobile accident Friday, were held this morning at Arlington Na tional Cemetery. Mr. Bryan. 26, and his wife, Mrs. Clara Cline Bryan, 25, were return ing to their home when the car in which they were riding struck a telephone pole in Finn’s lane, near Lanhaih. Mr. Bryan was killed instantly. Mrs. Bryan died Satur day in Leland Memorial Hospital, Riverdale. Mrs. Bryan, a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps at Walter Reed Hospital during the wqr. was one of Gen. Pershing’s nurses. iiie cryans reave a a^-montn old daughter. Nancy Louise Bryan. Mr. Bryan, born in Peoria, 111., came here 10 years ago. A former student at Western High School, he was a gunner's mate in the Navy during the war. In addition to his infant daughter, Mr. Bryan is survived by his mother, Mrs. Regina Bryan of Washington; a sister, Mrs. Regina Bryan Quaint ance, La Grande, Oreg., and four brothers, Dr. Carter R. Bryan. Oxon Hill, Md.; Dr. Jack Weaman Bryan. Jerome, Arlz.; Van Gibson Bryan of Miami, Fla., and Gordon Bryan of San Francisco. Mrs. Bryan, a native of Calhoun, Ky., attended high school in Louis ville. Mrs. Bryan's other survivors in clude her mother, Mrs. Harry O’Neal, St. Paul; a sister. Mrs. Nancy Zimmerman, Spokane, Wash., and a brother, Harold O'Neal of Honolulu. Relief Corps Will Send Group to GAR Meeting The Department of the Potomac, Woman’s Relief Corps, will be rep resented at the 81st encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic by its president, Mrs. Ethel Ferris, 1733 Seventeenth street N.W., and sev eral members. The encampment, meeting thi* year at Cleveland, will convene Sun day and continue through the week. DODGE + • II I I The word DEPENDABILITY was born in 4 exclusive reference to the Dodge automobile, thirty years ago. It applies to Dodge today in exactly the same exclusive way, although the Dictionary now contains it and defines it. / The Dodge meaning of the word remains , * well fixed and proven. It means exceptional Style, / / > Performance and Economy,—Today, Yesterday, and -■■■ .—■ NEW DODGE fr PLYMOUTH CARS—DODGE "JOB-RATED" T»iifif< ★ SEE YOUR DODGE DEALER ★ ^__ ;_'_= ^_ ■l l, * / ' *