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 - ' INVESTIGATIONS FOLLOW I Tragedy Uads to...
' INVESTIGATIONS FOLLOW I Tragedy Uads to Cnt.csm of '' ISCITYOFTEARS Everyone in Washington Is Grief Stricken After Theater Disaster Form of Gov rnment of District of Columbia BY DAVID LAWRENCE itr9t, IRt fef TM Ni Mtli) WASHINGTON Jan 10 Thia Is a lty of dreadful mourning It reaches Into every home from the White House to tho dwellings of the lowly Everyone Is grief stricken The gov eminent 1 virtually paralysed Of fl lain and the people generally tackled their work today with heavy Investigations galore wilt follow the disaster at the KnUJcerboc ker theuter but out of the emotional ex p reunion of - ity of nearly a half Tii til ion persons there crystallises one view one thought which may be tho lesson of the disaster It U criticism of the form of government of the Die trict of Columbia, the parsimony of a congreaa which is after all the board of aldermen or common council of this city For Washington residents cannot vote They have no mayor of their own choosing They have no voice In what shall be done with the taxes they pay They have at ant Cleans of persuading or reaching a congress of 631 Individual! whose main object la to satisfy the peoples of other constituencies who after all bave their own municipal government government their own basic services If the people, of Washington want better police protection, if the fire men need more pay the district com mj "loners who are appointed by the President of the United States must camp on the doorstep of con greas and plead for attention The bureau of building inspection the fire police and street cleaning departments departments are efficient or Inefficient ac cording as congreaa appropriate (Continued en Page Colum 2.) thn In of the

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  1. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette,
  2. 31 Jan 1922, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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