HYATTSVILLE. Md.. May 2, 1917

At a meeting of citizens in Masonic Hall last night Mayor John G. Holden was empowered to appoint a committee of seven to confer with officials of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and the public service commission to see if the dangerous grade crossing at this place could be eliminated. The grade crossing has been the cause for complaint for some time, and the feeling in the community has been intensified since Miss Anne B. Handy and William A. Morton, jr., were killed while crossing in an automobile the night of April 21 [1917]. The meeting last night was under the auspices of the mayor and common council, and was attended by citizens from the various upper sections of the
county who have occasion to cross the tracks at Maryland avenue. Oliver S. Metzerott, a member of the house of delegates from Prince Georges county, leader of the Republican forces in the last legislature; R. Lee Van Horn and Joseph H. Blaiulford, jr.. also members of the house of delegates from Prince Georges: C. B. Gorsuch, superintendent, and II. R. Talcott, engineer of surveys from the chief engineer’s office of the railroad company, were present.