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WASHINGTON. FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1919.
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Chief of Engineers and D. C.
Chiefs Urge Prompt Action to
By BILL PRICE.
The chief of engineers of the army
and the Commissioners of the District
'are unanimous in the conclusion that
,it will be necessary for Cogress short
ly to take action for increasing the
water supply of Washington; that it
'will be dangerous to postpone this
past another fiscal year, and that It
will be impossible to wait until a
permanent plan of increase vcan be
decided upon and appropriations ob
tained for the purpose.
The chlof of engineers has frequent
ly reported to the Secretary of War
and Congress that the safe daily ca
pacity of the water system supplying
ithe District is 65,000,000 gallons, with
,& maximum capacity of 75.000,000 gal
lons. The latter is the maximum of
' the conduit system bringing- the water
from Great Falls to the filtration
agencies in the city, the filtration
'plant having a capacity of 90,000,000
The safe capacity of the. system Is
passed every day in the summer, and
on several days recently the consump
tion reached pretty close to the marii
mum capacity, carrying a -threat that
' CongTess -and the engineers of the
army cannot longer disregard.
Coaseaptloa During- Hot Spell.
During the recent hot spell the
consumption has bounded upward so
'fast that,' for June 3 the total was 71,
'600,000 gallons, causing the Commis
sioners to adopt regulations prohib
iting unnecessary waste and the
watering of, sidewalks. Por the
twenty-font: hotcrs ending at 8 A.M.
today the consumption was 8,664,000.
Water pfficials of the District fear
.that shohld there be a protracted hot
spell this summer, the maximum ca-.paclty-
of the plant will be reached,
and with It the danger point to the
The dally average per capita con
sumption "bf, water in the District is
about 140' gallons. In 1908, before
water-meters were ru in the per
capita consumption was .220 gallons.
There is still great waste of water ia
Government departments, In public
schools, 'and elsewhere.
Dangerous by Next Summer.
It is the opinion of Colonel -Kutz,
Engineer Commissioner, that some
thing should be done to obtain an
increase of water by next summer,
but the Commissioners arc sot the
ones to put the subject before Con
gress. The water system Is controlled
by the- War Department, under the
chief of engineers. The District gov
ernment merely takes charge of the
HELP GIVE THESE
HEROES A ROYAL
The 312th Machine Gun Bat
talion comes home tomorrow.
One hundred and seventy-eight
of their number were wounded.
Forty-four of their number re
mained in France in Flanders'
You are asked to help wel
come these few remaining boys
The Citizens' Welcome Home
Committee wants you to do this:
Decorate your home or busi
ness establishment with flags
and welcome home signs.
Decorate your automobile with
flags and welcome home signs.
Illuminate your business es
tablishments with electric lights
All of YOU greet these re
turning heroes at Union Station
at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
ON PAY DELAY
Grade Instructors' Union Ap
points Committee to Draft
Petition to School Board.
This Man Can Talk Ape Language
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TO FIX NEW QUIZ
The 105,000 Government clerks in
the District of Columbia who recent
ly answered & questionnaire prepared
by the Congressional commission on
reclassification of salaries, will
shortly be called on to answer an
other list of questions.
In the first questionnaire tho in
formation sought was a description
of 'the clerk's job with the Govern
ment. The new questions will re
late to what work the clerk does for
firms or corporations in addition to
bis or her Government work.
Resolutions directing- the various
executive heads .of Government de
forced through the House yesterday
afternoon by Congressman Blanton
of Texas, who charges that hundreds
of clerks here, while asking- a bonus
of the Govornment and increased
wages, are growing: rich in the Gov-
Left Bis Estate.
One, he pointed out yesterday on
the floor died recently leaving- an
estate of $187,000 in District secur
ities, "money loaned in this District
on first mortgage Hens."
"Some of them have money loaned'
to banks, I understand," Mr. Blanton
said. He opposed a blanket raise or
a blanket bonus.
partments in Washington to furnish
this information to the House were-fheld up, the teachers, especially thove
Members of the Grade School
Teachers' Union opened Are today on
the school officials responsible for
the salary mix-up which has re
sulted In the holding up of 50 per
cent of the longevity pay of all
school teachers In "Washington.
A special committee, composed of
Miss Katherine Burden and Miss
Janney, and appointed by Miss Maude
Alton, president of the union, at a
meeting of the executive committee
last night, is engaged in drawing up
a protest, which will be presented to
the Board of Education.
An effort will be made to have the
protest of the 575 teachers In the
hands of the board before next Mon
day, because of the statement made
by Secretary Hlne of the board yes
terday. Mr. Hlne declared that the board
could not consider communications
from the public or from any organ
ization, unless they are received on
the Monday preceding the Wednes
"The protest of the grade school
teachers will Include a request to the
board to guard against similar mix
ups In salary In the future," said Miss
Alton. "The protest will also state
for the benefit of the board the need
of the teachers for receiving their
salary on time, inasmuch as the In
structors, as a rule, receive so little
for their services that It is impera
tive for them to receive their salary
on lime to meet business obligations."
To Ask Investigation.
The Grade School Teachers' Union
also plans to ask for an Investigation
to place responsibility for the salary
"If the longevity pay for the month
of May or Juno continues to be
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dlstrlbuUon of water when it gets I " """" fl o inwn
,- i.f i... v resolutions will get there is a res-
to the filtration plants.
Congressman Zihlman of Maryland
has before Congress a bill which has
strong support creating a commission
of five members to investigate the
sources of water supply for the Dis
trict, with the view of Increasing the
supply so that neighboring suburban
towns adjacent to the District may be
served along with Washington. These
towns are included in the territory
embraced In the jurisdiction of the
Washington Suburban Sanitary Com
mission, provided by the Maryland
legislature, and all Federal military
reservations. The commission is t.
report to the Secretary of War, who
will submit it to Congress.
This commission, however, is an
uncertain affair at this time, and Its
plans, even If it is created; might
take years to put Into execution.
Relief in the near future is a ne
cessity and must not be delayed.
The Marshall Plan.
Gen. William L. Marshall, former
chief of engineers, at present con
sulting engineer of the Reclamation
Service of the Interior Department,
. recently submitted an emergency
plan for economically Increasing the
water supply pending adoption of 1
permanent plans. He was chairman
of a departmental committee, repre
senting the Interior, Treasury. War
and Navy Departments, appointed to
consider the water situation here.
His recommendations went to these
General Marshall's plan, briefly
stated, Js to increase the 70,000,000
gallons flowing tVougv the conduit
from Great Falls by pun.plng 20,000,
000 daily from the Potomac near
Little Falls into the Dale Carlla res
ervoir, and adding one pumping unit
olutlon covering each department-
department who are employed by any
person, firm or corporation, the name
of the employers, the hours of work,
the compensation received for such
Embraces Relatives, Too.
The questionnaire will also show
the names of employes whose wife
or husband, sister, brother, mothef or
father is employed by the Govern
ment and the department, with the
compensation they get.
This information will be obtained
independent of the commission on
reclassification of salaries. Mr. Blan
ton declared that the questionnaire
sent out by the commission asked
none of these questions, all neces
sary to pass on revision of salaries
who have dependents, will find it dlf
flcult to live through the summer
without gbing deeply Into debt," aid
Miss Alton. "This loss Is particularly
serlousat the end of the school year,
since all of the teachers have made
plans for the summer, which will be
Impossible to carry out. If any large
portion of their salary is held up."
The appropriation bill, now up In
Congress, providing for .an Increase
in salaries, and the teachers' pension
bill, were also discussed at the meet
ing of the grarfb school teachers last
Action by the Grade School Teach
ers' Union, to co-operate with the
High School Teachers' Union in the
movement for revision of the school
the District, was started vea.
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is the names of all employes to the ftW jytL announced today that
department who are emDloyed by any IrxHwS.. 1 ,t.. 7' . .
SENATE TO PROBE
The Senate DJfftnct Committee will
investigate the case of Miss Alice
Wood, Washington school teacher,
who was suspended temporarily by
the Board of Education for the alleg
ed teaching of Bolshevism.
This course was determined today
when the Senate adopted a resolution
by Senator Wesley L. Jones, of Wash-
to the nitration plant. The capacity ington. directing an investigation.
of the Dale Carlia reservoir would be ' Not only will the case of Miss
increased to meet the situation.
General Marshall estimates that the
total cost for construction work in
providing the increase of 20.000.000
gallons daily would be $000,000, not
Including increased cost of operation
General Marshall reports that the
work could be done Jn a year without
interruption to the existing methods
MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS
CANCELED FOR THE MONTH
All band concerts scheduled for
Monday nights this month are can
celed owing to the absence from the
city of the military bands who were
The concert which was to be
played in Logan Park, Anacostia, on
Tuesday will be given instead in Lin
coln Park, and the one scheduled for
the Smithsonian grounds on June 17
will be given in Washington circle instead.
Wood be probed, but it was indicated
that the inquiries would extend also
to the entire school situation of the
District. Senator Jones said that the
public did not know all the facts In
volved. The resolution was reported to the
Senate today from the Committee on
Audit and Control. It was agreed to
Senator Sherman, chairman of the
District Committee, intends to call a
meeting of his committee as soon as
a quorum can be obtained.
Sfercfaftttec 'was appointed to decide
ASpbn a plan for the best way to" set
aDout the task of helping the high
school teachers to revise the school
"Although the Grade School Teach
ers' Union includes in Its membership
about 80 per cent of the grade school
Instructors in the city, steps will be
taken to enlist the support of all the
teachers in the lower grades in the
campaign for reorganization of pub
lic education," said Miss Alton. "In
this way the campaign will assume
the aspects of a general movement,
and will be doubly sure of success
when Congress is asked to consider
a new set of Bchool laws.
"In order to carry out this plan, a
meeting of every grade school teacher
In the city will be called this month
before the end of the school term to
consider the plans for a change In
the school laws.
"The teachers generally recognize
the need for some change In the edu
cational system of the District, and it
Is belleed that a general agreement
Lon all proposed changes will be in
One of the reorganization questions
which will be taken up by the in
structors will be that of the election
of the members of the Board of Edu
cation by vote of the people of Wash
ington. The teachers of Washington are al
most unanimously opposed, union
members say. to the methods of the
present board of education, because
of its action in the case of Miss
Woodj who was suspended without a
hearing, and because the board has
steadily refused to grant the teach
ers a hearing In which their rights
might be stated.
Prof. Garner, of the Smithsonian (Institution of this city, who
arrived in New York yesterday from the Congo, says he discovered
a tribe of apes in the Congo so nearly human that the natives can
understand their language. He says "waa-hooa" means the male is
calling "where are you" to his mate, and she is supposCOo answer
"ahoo-ahoo," meaning to say, "here I am." The professor brought
back one of the apes, six feet tall that weighed almost two hundred
pounds only it is stuffed.
FLEP IX HOWBOAT.
How Count Apponyu, former Hun
garian minister of education, fled
croa the Danube in a rowboat and,
begging the new Czecho-Slovak gov
ernment not to deport him. promised
to become a faithful subject Is told
In official dispatches received here by
tpe commissioner of the new state.
SNEAK THIEVES STEAL GEMS
AND CLOTHES FROM HOMES
Several articles of wearing apparel
valued at J30H were stolen yesterday
when thieves entered the house at 117
Fourth street boutheast. The stolen
articles belonged to Misses Emma
Long. Annie Hanie. and Florence
Campbell, rooming at the house.
Police today are searching for a
duplicate key operator who entered
the apartment of Charles W. Ker
lin. of the Cairo and stole a crescent
shaped pin set with fifteen diamonds,
valued at $100 and $9 in cash.
Vernon L. Pace, 1114 New Tork
avenue reported yesterday that his
'room had been entered and a purse
1 containing nearly $30 stolen.
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Music lovers as well as persons
prominent in official and diplomatic
life, and the parents of the boys who
lost their lives over the sea, are in
vited to a memorial concert In honor
of men fallen in battle in the audi
torium of Central High School next
Wednesday evening. A combined
chorus of more than 200 voices, un
der the direction of Otto T. Simon,
will render selections.
The program includes numbers
from Handel's "Messiah," Verdi's
"Requiem." and "St. Paul," by Men
delssohn. Several organizations are
taking part in the singing, among
these being th PoIymnK Choral So
ciety, the Apollo Glee Club and the
Kulerpe Male Chorus. George H.
Wilson will be at the piano and Miss
Edjth B. Athey at the organ.
Vigorous protest against the erec
tion In Northeast Washington near
Mount Olivet Cemetery of the Dis
trict refuse plant was voiced today
by the West Virginia delegation In
Informed that the plant Is to be
erected on West Virginia avenue.
Senators Sutherland and Elkins and
Representative Reed went out to In
vestigate for themselves.
Senator Sutherland was emphatic
in stating today that the entire sys
tem of refuse collection in the Dis
trict should be taken out of the hands
of private owners and placed entirely
under District management.
Sympathize with Residents.
The West Virginia delegation are
entirely In sympathy with residents
of Northeast Washington who pro
test against the establishment of the
plant in their section.
Not only would it prove a serious
nuisance, Senator Sutherland ex
plained, but It would greatly depre
ciate real estate values and Injure
that section as a residential district.
The District government will lose in
taxes eventually, he said, because
people would not be Inclined to erect
homes In that neighborhood.
"The principles concerned, are just
the same with these people," said
Senator Sutherland, "as If the plant
we're going to be erepted near Dupont
Circle, in the fashionable section.
"That section of the city in the
neighborhood of the plant is an ideal
section for moredate priced homes,
and these homes mean Just as much
to their owners, who have most of
their capital Invested in them, as the
more expensive homes around Dupont
Circle mean to property owners
there, who have onl ya part of their
Senator Sutherland said he could
see no reason why the plant should
not be located In a district far re-
II moved from a residential section.
I The refuse might be taken in boats
end dumped at Occoquan. he sug-
The West Virginia delegation were
l taken out to the plant by Dr. Per-
cival Hall, president of the Colum
blt Institute for the Deaf; Evan H.
Tucker, president of the Northeast
Washington Citizens' Association,
and other members of that organization.
BUSINESS HIGH HAS.
Overcast skies did not dampen the
ardor of the hundreds of students
and graduates of Business High
School, who started today to Mar
shall Hall for the annual excursion
of the alumni association.
The first boatload of students and
their friends left Washington at 10
o'clock this morning.' Others left on
the 2 o'clock boat, and still another
crowd will go to Marshall Hall on
the boat which leaves the wharves at
Seventeen years ago the public
school teachers of the District of Co
lumbia appealed to Congress for a
retirement or pension system of some
kind. Each year that has followed,
they have annually made this plea.
Three years ago a retirement bill
was agreed on. It was introduced in
the House and Senate. Hearings have
been held from time to time, but the
bill has never been passed.
In the meantime three States have
procured copies of the bill proposed
for the District and passed It. They
are New York, Pennsylvania and Ver
mont Facts Told at Hearing.
These were some of the facts laid
before the House District of Colum
bia Committee today when the com
mittee resumed hearings on the bill.
Miss Rebecca E. Shanley, chairman
of the central committee on pensions
for teachers, discussed the pending
measure and outlined th way In
which the bill would operate.
Asked by Congressman Ben John
son of Kentucky in the course of the
hearing how long she had been teach
ing here. Miss Shanley said:
"I don't know whether you want
me to tell my age or not, but I will
say that If that Is necessary to so
cure favorable action on this bill, ev
ery teacher in the system would be
willing to come here and itell her age.
"In answer to your question I have
been teaching in the system here
Wants Forty-Tear Record.
Miss Shanley, who Is employed at
Business High School, came Into the
system here with a teaching record
of ten years outside of the District.
Under the bill she would receive credit
for this service.,
"As it now .stands, I have been
teaching thirty-three years. I am la
pretty good condition to continue my
work, and I hope to teach seven more
years, so I can retire, 'as provided by
this bill, with a forty-year record."
Miss Shanley explained to the com
mittee. The highest basic salary Miss Shan
ltfy has ever received has been $1,000.
Under the provisions of the bill she
would receive affer teaching forty
years a pension of $S00 a year.
The committee manifested keen in
terest in her recital of the long fight
the teachers have made for a pens-ion
liaise Fanes 17 Tears.
Miss Shanley told how the teach
ers, althoug.i their salaries are small,
have been contributing to a fund to
pay the expenses of a seventeen-year
The various provisions for the pres
ent bill were drawn from bills already
in operation in more than a scoro cf
States. The statistical features were
prepared by the Government's bureau
Asked if the bureau did the work
on Government time. Miss Shanley ex
plained that the bureau clerks were
paid by the teachers to work on Sun
days from rarly morning until late at
night preparing the information de
sired for the h)lL
TURN OUT FOR
Only 195 Veterans Return of
Force That Marched Away
AH Washington Is preparing to give
the returning heroes of the 312th
Machine Gun Battalion Washing
ton's own a royal welcome tomor
row when they return to their homes
after spending more than eight
months on the battlefields of France.
Veterans of the battle of St. Mlhiel,
heroes of the fighting at Montfaucon.
these soldiers will present a sight
which Washington never before has
When they march up the Avenoe to
morrow morning their ranks will
number 105 men. When they marched
from Camp Meade to trains for Ho-
boken. N. J., the port of embarkation.
one year ago, their ranks numbered
Fought at St. Mlhiel.
On the night of September 28 the
men, after spending months on and
near the battlefronts, advanced upon
St. Mlhiel. It was past midnight
when the artillerymen in the rear be
gan their barrage.
After the fight many members of
the battalion were missing. Some had
been wounded, some captured, and
others killed. For days they kept
this fighting up, and it was not until
November 11 thaf the end of the war
stopped their steady charge against
Program for 'Welcome.
The program as announced by Isaac
Gans, chairman of the Citizens Wel
come Home Committee, Is -as follows:
Parade up the Avenue, beginning
at 10 o'clock, followed by a luncheon
at the War Camp Community Service,
1344 Massachusetts avenue north
west. In the afternoon the soldiers
will attend a game at the American
League baseball park. That night
they will be given a dance and bup-
per at the Willard HoteL The next
aay they wm spena wun uxeir-iam-illes.
War Memorial Grove ,
Between Capital and
Baltimore Is Planned
Enthusiastic indorsement was given today "by members
of the United States Commission of Fine Arts to the pro
posal for a mammoth memorial forest between Baltimore
and Washington to commemorate the deeds of American
soldiers in the war with Germany.
Details of the proposal were laid before the commission
this morning by a delegation of Baltimoreans, consisting of
"William M. Elliott, ex-Mayor James H Preston; BIanchard
Bandall, CoL John Philip Hill, and F. WSBosley, forester
for Maryland. . 4 b
' Named After Battles.
Under the plan as outlined, sec
tions of the reservation would be
divided off to represent the scenes
of the great forest battles in which
American arms distinguished them
selves. There would be a section named
Belleau Wood, to commemorate the
achievement of the United States
marines that turned the tide of vic
tory: and there would be a section
called the Meuse-Argonne Forest,
where Maryland heroes of the Twenty-ninth
and Seventy-ninth divisions
received tnein Baptism oz lire in wo
bloodiest battler, of the ages.
Althoueh the commission made It
plain thatthettuthorIty in the mat
ter would be entirely advisory, its
members not only frankly voiced their
enthusiasm, jjbu.i offered additional
Boulevard Also Planned.
Out of these suggestions there was
then and there launched under the
leadership of former Mayor Preston
and Colonel H1U- a movement for a
magnificent new r0O-foot boulevard
between Baltimore and Washington,
which would bisect the memorial for
est and constitute a magnificent ave
nue. It was'-tbe suggestion that while
the line of- the present boulevard
should serve as the route of the new
project for most of its distance, the
proposed roadway should enter-Washington
from the north, by way of Sil
ver Spring, Md., and Sixteenth; street.
Instead of by way of Bladensburg
and Maryland avenue.
Both Mr. Preston and Colonel Hill,
agreed on the spot to co-operate in
the-framing of a bill t be submitted
to the next session of the Maryland!
Legislature providing for the boule
It was tbCiSena of the meeting
that the authority for the Government
acquisition of nine proposed forest
memorial would have to be contained
in special legislation' land the Mary
land members of Congress will be
urged to get behind?' the project.
Covers 10000 Acres.
The proposed reservation com- '
prises those sections of Montgomery.
Prince George's, Anne Arundel and
Howard counties that are included in
the water-sheds of the Potomac. Pa
tuxent, Severn, South and Patapseo
rivers a vast area of 100,000 acres.
Located in part of this area is the
16,000-acre site of Camp Meade, which
the Goveramenyhas already acquired.
It was suggested by Colonel Hill
that without danger to the memorial
features of the reserve the proposed
forest could be used in part for ma
neuvers of the division that will be
stationed at the army cantonment.
SIX WASHINGTON YANKS
REACH HOME FROM FRANCE
Two officers and four men are re
ported as having arrived at Hoboken,
N. J. They are Lieut. CoL Caleb S.
Kenney, staff 3T3th engineers, War
Department: Lieut. CoL William R.
Gruber, room 43 War Department;
Corp. Urbert P. Gibson, Company P.
305th engineers, 1439 Oak street
northwest: Corp. Walter -Johnson.
305th mobile veterinary section, sta
tion L, St. Elizabeth Hospital: Pri
vate Vern O. Crandall, section 524,
army ambulance service. 1306 Emer
son street northwest; Mechanic
Homer W. Lockwood, 2212 Maachn
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