Sunday, August 03, 2008

South Capitol Mall Sell-Out
Frederic Delano's 'Family':
U.S. National Capital Planning Commission,
the "Committee of 100", and Covington & Burling

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue
the Covington & Burling building

D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission gets into "bringing Major League Baseball back to Washington, D.C." with the help of Covington & Burling the firm with the connections in representing a great portion of the business of professional sports: at least as early as Spring 2002

2002 Stadium study has site that directly conflicts with NCPC's Extending the Legacy South Capitol Frederick Douglass Mall/Promenade; yet where is there any indication that NCPC objected?

2002, December 18, "Committee of 100" testimony that it does not object to list of stadium site options with the "M Street" South Capitol site.

2003 February release of NCPC South Capitol Street Urban Design Study; it is reported to public 5 months later in July 2003. It abandons SCap Promenade ostensibly to avoid eminent domain which is nonetheless embraced for real estate development , such as the Nationals Stadium..

Why does NCPC and "Committee of 100" abandon the Promenade -- a decision which physically accommodates a campaign by the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission and Covington & Burling that would work for placing Nationals Stadium to block the Promenade -- without evident controversy or debate?

Only God and those involved know.

But it is worth noting that both NCPC and Committee of 100 are "cousins" of sorts, and "offspring" of the families of, you may have guessed it, Covington & Burling.
James Harry Covington (1870 - 1942)

James Harry Covington (August 15, 1863May 14, 1939) was an American jurist and politician. He represented the Maryland's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1909 to 1914, and served as chief justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia from 1914 to 1918.

Covington was born in Easton, Maryland, and attended the Maryland Military Academy at Oxford. He entered the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1891, attending at the same time special lectures in history, literature, and economics, and graduated in 1894.

Soon thereafter, Covington began to practice of law in Easton. He was an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for the Maryland State Senate in 1901, and served as State’s attorney for Talbot County, Maryland, from 1903 to 1908. He was elected as a Democrat to Congress in 1908 and served the 1st Congressional district of Maryland from March 4, 1909 until his resignation on September 30, 1914, to accept the position of chief justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.

Covington served as chief justice of that court from October 1, 1914, to June 1, 1918, when he resigned to practice law in Washington, D.C.. He was a professor of law at Georgetown University from 1914 to 1919, and was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson as a member of the United States Railroad Commission in January 1918. He and Edward B. Burling established the law firm of Covington & Burling on January 1, 1919. Covington died in Washington, D.C., and is interred in Spring Hill Cemetery of Easton.

Covington served as Worthy Grand Master on the Supreme Executive Committee of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity from 1892–1894.

Kappa Sigma Official Site

Kappa Sigmas are taught to live their lives by the Star and Crescent, which are the symbols of the Fraternity that make up the official badge:

The Star and Crescent shall not be worn by every man, but only by him who is worthy to wear it. He must be a gentleman... a man of honor and courage... a man of zeal, yet humble... an intelligent man...a man of truth... one who tempers action with wisdom and, above all else, one who walks in the light of God.[9]

The Star and Crescent is also used as part of the guidlines behind Kappa Sigma's strict no-tolerance anti-hazing policy. The Fraternity takes all allegations of hazing very seriously and routinely pulls charters from guilty chapters which can be as old as 130 years.

They also follow the four cornerstones of the Fraternity: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.
The entity today known as Covington & Burling was founded in 1919 by J.H. Covington, a former U.S. Congressman from Maryland; the firm got its current name in 1924 when it was joined by Chicago RR lawyer Edward Burling. He was married to (Louise Peasely) the sister of (Mathilda Peasely) wife of Frederic Delano, an uncle of 1933-45 U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. involved with numerous endeavors

Edward B. Burling (1877 - 1966)

Edward Burnham Burling (1871–1966) was a prominent American lawyer and the name partner of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Covington & Burling.[1] He grew up in Eldora, Iowa and worked in a grocery store at age eleven, and went on to Grinnell College and then to Harvard Law School. After graduation he returned to the Midwest to practice in Chicago for almost 25 years.

Later he came to Washington as general councel for the United States Shipping Board where he was introduced to Harry Covington. They established the law firm on January 1, 1919.

In the 1940s, Burling was one of the core group brought together by Paul Nitze and Christian Herter to establish the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Burling served on the School's Advisory Council until his death in 1966.[2] The Chair of International Law and Organizations is named after him since 1972.[3]

Frederic Delano (1863 - 1953)

This photo is a crop of a group picture of the Board of the U.S. Federal Reserve, in 1914.

Frederic Adrian Delano (1863-1953) was an American railroad president born in Hong Kong, China of the Delano family. He is the uncle of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Frederic Adrian Delano was also a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago which impacted the development of Chicago in the 19th and 20th centuries.

After graduating from Harvard University in 1885 he was employed by the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad in various capacities, rising from the position of civil engineer to be general manager at Chicago. For a time he was consulting engineer to the United States War Department in respect to the railroads of the Philippine Islands. In 1905 he became president of the Wheeling and Lake Erie, of the Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal, and of the Wabash railroads. He was appointed one of the receivers for the Wabash in 1911, and in 1913, he was elected president of the Monon Railroad. He was vice president of the American Unitarian Association in 1907. His addresses were published under the titles Questions of the Hour (1911) and Are Our Railroads Fairly Treated? (1913). He was also the chairman of the influential National Capital Park and Planning Commission and helped approve and oversee the building of the Pentagon.

Frederic Delano, brother of Sarah Delano, the mother of 32nd U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was the man who founded both the Committee of 100 and the National Capital Planning Commission. He was an original incorporator of Brookings Institution, Carnegie Institution, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, director of the Smithsonian Museum, Commission for Relief in Belgium, and Belgian American Educational Foundation set up by Herbert Hoover in World War I, chairman National Planning Board 1934-43

87.3.2 Records of Chairman Frederic A. Delano
History: Frederick A. Delano served on the NRPB and its predecessors, July 1933-August 1943, and as Chairman, National Planning Board, 1933-34, and NRPB, 1939-44.

According to the the Committee of 100 web site:

The creation in 1901 of the Senate Park Commission -better known as the McMillan Commission - led to the articulation of a sweeping initiatives for extending the L'Enfant Plan and for establishing strong standards for parks, monuments, public buildings, and scenic vistas far beyond the monumental core of Washington. D.C. In the spirit of idealism that suffused the age of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the recommendations of the McMillan Commission inspired successive reforms: the establishment of the Commission of Fine Arts in 1910, the Height of Buildings Act that was passed the same year, and the Washington Zoning Ordinance of 1920. These eventful years comprised the background to the establishment of the Committee of 100.

And yet, another essential aspect of the Committee's founding was the widespread fear among concerned citizens in the 1920s that the achievements of the preceding quarter century might prove to be fragile or insubstantial without continued oversight and advocacy. The distraction of World War I, followed by the laissez-faire of the early 1920s and the escapist "Back to Normalcy" spirit, led a number of prominent planners to undertake initiatives to preserve the momentum of planning in the Nation's Capital. When Frederic A. Delano was asked in 1922 to assume the chairmanship of the American Civic Association and to form a Committee of 100 on the Federal City within that group, he accepted because, as he put it, "We all realized that comprehensive planning would be more constructive than sporadic resistance to a constant succession of proposals unrelated to a general plan." Moreover, Delano and his fellow members of the American Civic Association consciously sought to uphold the legacy of the McMillan Commission, which they feared was in jeopardy. Indeed, reminiscing in 1938, Delano recalled that when he was asked to assume the chairmanship of the Civic Association, he also was explicitly "asked to undertake a revival of the recommendations of the 1901 commission, and I began my work by inviting 100 citizens to join me."

When the original Committee of 100 was established in 1923, it was divided into ten subcommittees often persons each. These were asked to report back to the entire Committee in 1924. The subcommittees were as follows: architecture; forest and park preserves; school sites; playgrounds; housing and reservations for housing; zoning; streets, highways, and transit; extension of metropolitan Washington beyond the District lines; waterfront development; and industrial development and limitations. Responding to the recommendations of these subcommittees, the Committee of 100 released its first report in January 1924. The report recommended a major extension of Washington's park and forest preserves under the guidance of an overall planning agency that would focus on park planning as one of its major responsibilities.

For a number of years, prominent Washingtonians had decried the loss of open and scenic countryside around the Nation's Capital to unplanned or ill-planned development [WHAT ABOUT NATIONALS STADIUM?!!!]. Not the least of these prominent Washingtonians were members of the business community. Before the creation of the Committee of 100, the Washington Board of Trade had drafted a bill to create a National Capital Park Commission with authority to acquire lands in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland with the advice of the Commission of Fine Arts. The report released by the Committee of 100 in 1924 lent decisive support to this legislative initiative The Ball-Gibson Act creating the National Capital Park Commission was signed into law on June 6, 1924.

But the Committee of 100 had advocated more than just an agency for parkland acquisition. The Committee had recommended that broad planning powers be vested in such an agency. And it was the Committee's continued advocacy of this concept that prompted the passage of the Capper-Gibson Act on April 1, 1926. This act overhauled the agency created in 1924 and renamed it the National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Its authority was extended to include preparing, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive plan for the Nation's Capital and its environs embracing transportation, subdivisions, public housing sites, sewerage, zoning, commerce and industry, and other elements of city and regional planning. Frederic A. Delano, who was chairman of the Committee of 100 from 1923 to 1944, served concurrently as chairman of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission through most of its formative years. Delano directed pioneering efforts aimed at the creation of comprehensive planning for the federal city, most notably a comprehensive plan for parks, parkways, and recreation facilities for Washington and environs, submitted to Congress in 1928. This plan gave the impetus to the passage of the Capper-Cramton Act of May 29, 1930, which authorized funds for parkland acquisition not only in Washington, D.C., but also for the George Washington Memorial Parkway on both sides of the Potomac River, as well as extensions of parkland along Rock Creek and the Anacostia River into suburban Maryland.

Throughout the first decades of its existence, the Committee of 100 maintained a strong liaison with NCPPC - a liaison that went far beyond the propitious circumstance of Frederic A. Delano's chairmanship of both organizations - and with other vital civic organizations in the Nation's Capital. Horace W. Peaslee, vice-chairman of the Committee of 100 from 1923 until his death in 1959, created the Architects' Advisory Council, a group of architects who provided free design review to individuals seeking building permits, and Allied Architects, a group responsible for helping to select outstanding architects for the design of federal buildings. John Ihlder, chairman of the Committee's subcommittee on housing, urged the protection of low-density residential areas throughout the city and worked to ameliorate poor housing conditions.

The years of the Depression and the New Deal constituted an ambiguous time in the history of planning for the federal city. In some ways, the legacy of the McMillan Commission continued to be extended: the passage of the Shipstead-Luce Act of 1930, which provided for review by the Commission of Fine Arts of new construction adjacent. to the monumental core of Washington, and also adjacent to Rock Creek Park, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway and other strategic sites and vistas of the L'Enfant Plan; the continued construction of grand architectural monuments in keeping with the "City Beautiful" vision - the Supreme Court building, the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art, the Jefferson Memorial; and the construction of public housing.

The New Deal reforms, however, created certain problems. A vast influx of federal workers precipitated severe housing shortages in Washington, along with the first major problems of traffic congestion. The emergency of the Depression, and the experimental nature of the. New Deal programs created to alleviate the crisis, frequently impelled the creation of short-term federal agencies, whose imperative need for physical premises prompted expedient shortcuts around the comprehensive planning efforts of NCPPC. Despite the fact that Chairman Delano enjoyed considerable influence - not only due to his professional stature but also due to the fact that his nephew was Franklin Delano Roosevelt - the power of NCPPC continued to be diminished by short-term policy considerations. This situation took a dramatic turn for the worse in the 1 940s when World War II preempted almost every long-term planning provision for the federal city in favor of emergency needs in the wartime nerve center. In 1941, for example, the War Department pushed through its plans for the construction of the Pentagon over the objections of both the Fine Arts Commission and NCPPC. Interior Secretary Harold Ickes warned against "further encroachment upon the parks and playgrounds of the National Capital," and commented sourly upon the "grab bag method of putting a road or a building on any bit of vacant land that can be discovered.

In the aftermath of World War II, the growth of the Washington metropolitan area continued to be explosive. Concurrently, the Committee of 100 entered a new era with the passing of its founding chairman, Frederic A. Delano, in 1944: Successive chairmen were Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts (-1945), retired Congressman Clifton A. Woodrum (1946-47), Board of Education President C. Melvin Sharpe (1948-57), and Rear Admiral Neill Phillips, USN Ret. (1958-67). Later chairing the Committee were Grosvenor Chapman, FAIA (1968-70), David Sanders Clark (1971-72), Mrs. James H. Rowe, Jr. (1973-80), Mrs. Marion K. Schlefer (1980-83), David Grinnell (1983-87), and Dorn C. McGrath, Jr., AICP (1987-present). The postwar period witnessed a major change in the spirit of public-sector planning as well, a change that would challenge the ideals and the mission of the Committee of 100.

From its early days as champion of the McMillan Commission's legacy -the legacy of the classicist "City Beautiful" movement - and its role as an advocate and initiator of federal planning programs created to further the work of McMillan-style planning, the Committee of 100 was ironically forced in the period after World War II into more of an adversary stance against some of the very planning agencies it helped to create.

What accounted for this was a shift in intellectual and cultural values. In the post-World War II period, the "City Beautiful" version of civic order was gradually overtaken and supplanted by the legacy of radical modernism, itself augmented by the culture of the automobile. In the formative years that produced the Committee of 100, the war against urban blight had been waged on behalf of expanded parkland low-density public housing, and the long-term concepts of the L'Enfant Plan. But after World War II, the Committee was chagrined to find that the war against urban blight was redirected into massive urban renewal and freeway projects that produced major problems of fragmented development and over-building. To many observers, these nominal reform efforts seemed to constitute a case of well-intentioned ideas gone totally out of control - to the point where the freeways and the high-rise redevelopment appeared to be a new form of urban blight unto themselves....

According to the NCPC web site Frederic Delano, who later became the leading light of the American Civic Association and Chicago's Regional Planning Association, moving on to the National Capital Parks and Planning Commission in Washington and, finally, becoming Roosevelt's chief of the National Planning Resources Board.


avles said...

It seems that stadiums are the key tool to shape the society. To tell the truth America (North one) never had a true Medieval age - stadiums are a tool to introduce it. The model is the Coliseum, the arena. They don't force you to go there, but they have to underline in an undirect way the importance of stadiums, submitting to them any other 'civil' project. Stadiums contains the principle of the 'rule of the mob', the exact opposite of the individual rights. Don't build efficient individual transport systems - but build places to concentrate a great amonut of people! 'Militarization' of society by a military religious sect, the Jesuits. And not forget the possible future utilization as detention camps. This is linked with a possible future martial law : see the Admiralty International law which regulate the currency transactions IN the nations and AMONG the nations. This law is a canonical law. Everyone who knows the true story of Titanic knows that behind the founderS of FED, Morgan, Rockefeller and Rotschields there were the Jesuits. On site I read once that the Rotschields were the responsible (under the orders of the Society) of the destruction of the double-standard system (gold-silver). The president William McKinley, Jr. formally instituted the Gold standard and the silver disappeared. Theodore Roosevelt the president took benefit from the murder of William McKinley . In:
….they say that McKinley was backed by Morgan empire who was enemy of the Rockefeller empire which backed the adversary of McKinley and partisan for the bi-metallism Silver-gold, democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan. Something doesn’t fit in the picture. In fact some years later the enemies Rockefeller-Standard Oil and the Morgans, with the Rotschild, founded FED. And some years later all the first nations abandoned also gold-standard, except Washington. Jesuits >>> Provincial Francis Browne + captain Jesuit Edward Smith = sinking of Titanic >>> death of the opponents to FED >>> Jesuit FED is the only entity in the world controlling a gold standard system ….Then all the world currencies became ‘Dollar-standard’ currencies with Bretton Woods Agreements… then with Nixon the party ended. Yes, it could require an appreciable effort to investigate the centralizing of the world central banking system and the centralizing of human masses aggregates… Cities are the biggest concentration zone of humans. Stadiums, big metropolis, the model is ancient Rome – where the 99% of people were ignorant and poor and the excess of sons was thrown in the garbage discharges (yes, like garbages!) or to congregations or military brotherhoods. I fear that the Vartican engineered return to the middle age is only a step. In the Middle Age you couldn’t control the masses and your vavasours so good as in the ancient Rome. You had farmers’riots, the precious metals were used and coined by the kings,…. The greatest part of humans was spread on the territory and was living in it as the guerrilleros of FARC in the jungles…. You couldn’t control well them and the dissidence was well hidden… This was the reason for which Roman Catholic church with its assassin Templars engineered the Cathar’s heresy: to condensate all the hidden opposition on a ideological centre and then to behade the human fliers attached to it… Yes, as you ‘instigated’ in me these thoughts, now I think that the ‘modern’ society is more similar to a technological advanced Roman society.

Douglas A. Willinger said...

Professional sports is perhaps the biggest time suck of the masses:

my father for instance goes almost every night with some %#@%@&! game, as do so many others rather then spend time with their families.

Cromwell had a valid point!

Anonymous said...

China and Russia put the blame on some screwed up experiments of US for the earthquake that happened in Haiti.
Chinese and Russian Military scientists, these reports say, are concurring with Canadian researcher, and former Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief of Forbes Magazine, Benjamin Fulford, who in a very disturbing video released from his Japanese offices to the American public, details how the United States attacked China by the firing of a 90 Million Volt Shockwave from the Americans High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facilities in Alaska
If we can recollect a previous news when US blamed Russia for the earthquake in Georgio. What do you guys think? Is it really possible to create an earthquake by humans?
I came across this [url=]article about Haiti Earthquake[/url] in some blog it seems very interesting, but conspiracy theories have always been there.

Art Olivier said...

Frederic Delano selected the site for The Pentagon. It sits on a very important Masonic ley line.

avles said...

@Blogger Art Olivier
Masonry, Aztec are only deception.
See the same author of this blog a post of him:
"............Then, the brainwashed tour guide told us that: "Oh my, it's a very strange coincidence that the future capital would be positioned there 'between Maryland and Virginia' and that the Pentagon is on the map too. The Farnese might have been psychic. After all they were popes"........."

Art Olivier said...

@Blogger avles
Very interesting! Buildings with a grand entrance like the Farnese Pentagon are usually pointing somewhere. I followed the line to the southeast expecting it to go to the Vatican or Giza, but it did not go to any significant building. It did however go to a 2.8 kilometer diameter circle 12 kilometers from the Nile in Northern Sudan. Perhaps this is an ancient site that relates to the circular courtyard inside of the pentagon. 20° 01' 51.52"N
30° 13' 39.44"E

avles said...

"12 kilometers from the Nile in Northern Sudan" .
Thanks for this info. Those lands are about the area of GNOSTIC scrolls, the key with which Satan has hijacked Christian doctrine to make it land on an airport called "Roman Catholicism" (with many hangars called "apostate Protestants & Baptists etc.").
Your info confirm that IHS of the Jesuit Order stands only as a cover for "Iesus Homini Salvatore" (Jesus, Savior of Men), hiding "his" dialectical opponent which truly is: ISIS - HORUS - SETH.
You should apply for this info to the blogger Christo Stiliyanov who, unfortunately, has (i hope only) for the moment closed his blog:

Art Olivier said...

@Blogger avles
I asked THE SUDAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY about the circle. While they did not have specific information on the circle in Sudan, he shared some research on Egyptian circles.

Dear Art

I have always assumed that this is an impact crater from a meteor. It is much bigger than the caldera of the volcanos near Sani in the Bayuda and those in the Jebel Marra massif in Darfur. However it is more likely to be a ring complex. Some bits of information on these gleaned from the Internet. I am sure that much more information could be found there.

Alkaline Ring Complexes in Egypt: Their Ages and Relationship in Time

The ring complexes range in diameter from approximately 1 to 8 km. They were first noticed about 50 years ago as nepheline
syenite intrusions at Abu Khrug [Barthoux, 1922]. They have been mapped by the Geological Survey of Egypt [see El Rarely
et al., 1971] by aerial and ground survey.

See also "the Wadi Dib ring complex in the Eastern Desert of Egypt is a circular geological structure visible from space. It is the result of an upwelling of magma that solidified into a series of different rock types, each with a distinct color. It has a diameter of 2 kilometres (1.2 mi)" (see W. Frisch, A. M. Abdel-Rahman (1999). "Petrogenesis of the Wadi Dib alkaline ring complex, Eastern Desert of Egypt". Springer. pp. 249–275. Retrieved 2014-11-07).

Wadi Dib Igneous Ring Complex, Egypt
The Wadi Dib igneous complex is a circular, 2 km in diameter
igneous ring complex that intrudes upper Palaeozoic volcanics
and granites. Its outer ring consists of feldspathoidal igneous
rocks. These rocks consist of orthoclase, albite, aegirine-augite,
sodic amphibole, biotite, zeolites, pyrochlore and apatite. Among
the feldspathoidal rocks are feldspathoidal syenites that contain
perthite, sodic amphibole, sodalite and cancnlllte. The central
core of this structure is a stock composed of peralkaline quartz
syenite that overlain by volcanic rocks such as trachytic lavas
and agglomerates. These volcanic rocks are intruded by the
syenites and likely represent the deeply eroded remnants
of a volcanic cone. The syenites have been dated at 551 ± 11 to
558 ± 11 and 578 ± 8 Ma million years ago (Woolley 2001:57)

The Wadi Dib igneous complex is discussed in:

El Ramly, M. F., A. A. A. Hussein, and M. H. Francis, 1982, The
ring complex of Wadi Dib, north eastern desert, Egypt. Annals
of the Geological Survey of Egypt. vol. 12, pp. 77-82.

Frisch, W. 1982. The Wadi Dib ring complex, Nubian Desert
(Egypt) and its importance for the upper limit of the Pan-
African Orogeny. Precambrian Research. vol. 16, p. A20.

Serencsits, C. M., H. Faul, K. A. Foland, M. P. El Ramly, and A. A.
Hussein, 1979. Alkaline ring complexes in Egypt: their ages
and relationship to tectonic development of the Red Sea.
Annals of the Geological Survey of Egypt. vol. 9, pp. 102-116.

Woolley, A. R., 2001, Alkakline Rocks and Carbonatites of
the World, Part 3: Africa. London, United Kingdom, The
Geological Society of London.

Yours sincerely

Derek Welsby
Honorary Secretary


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