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TO NORMAL STAGE; Victims of Flood Removing Debris and Seeking to Replace Chaos With Order. DAMAGE HERE IS $200,000 Cost of Repairing Canal Set at Less Than $50,000. With the Potomac River back to Its riormal stage again today, no se- ! Pious trouble is expected to result j from the heavy rains of last night,.! it was announced at the weather bu- j rrau. Officials there declare it would j take three or four days of extremely I heavy downpours to bring the river j up to a flood stage again. Most of the Chesapeake and Ohio | Canal has been entirely released from I the flood waters, although several i sections in lowlands remained inun- ( dated today by water the receding | flood left behind. It is expected that j these will he drained before night, j and an accurate estimate of the dam- ! age will then be possible. Canid He pairs to Cost *50.4400. From a hasty survey of the damage j done to the canal between Cumber- j land and Washington, it is said that j the cost of repairing the waterway i will fall considerably under S 50.000. ft will not. however, be possible to out the canal in its former condition j for several years, officials' said, al though it will be ju.-t a; serviceable j as it was before the washout. To repair the Georgetown level, of- ; ficials said, will cost only about j $4,000. Work on this section was ; started yesterday and will be pushed , to completion. Additional contracts j for mending the breaks above Chain . Bridge and in the vicinity of Great | Falls are to he let immediately. In \ many of the places that officials ex- ■ pected to find the greatest damage j the least harm was done, and the | cost of repairing those places will be i negligible. All of the families whose homes ) were not washed away while the j flood was at its height were busy 1 with shovels and water today, dig- } ging and washing from their parlors and living rooms a foot or more of stickv vellow silt the muddy waters Ijft behind. Nearly all were obliged to throw away the furniture that had been left in the lower floors, the water and mud having ruined it be yond repair. Scopes Salvaging Property. Wherever the Potomac leaped over ; Us banks corps of men and women j were hard at work salvaging their | property as best they could today. | Several wagon loads of logs and ■ debris deposited on the well kept | lawns of Potomac Park had been re- I moved before noon and there was i almost as much left, strewn in dis- | order along the banks of the river | and the Washington channel for | three or four blocks. Although an accurate estimate of the damage done here cannot be ob- j tained for many days, when engineers ■ have completed their survey of the ) flood area, it is not believed the cost will go far beyond *200,000. exclusive of the repairs to he made on the Ches apeake and Ohio Canal. On the other hand, reports from the upper valley show that toe loss above Washington exceeded early estimates and the cost j will run into many millions of dol- ! lars. Car Conductor Robbed of $55. Lawrence C. Witt, conductor, on j the Columbia line of the Washington | Railway and Electric Company, was j robbed last night of $55 in hills He j told the police his pocket was picked j while the car was going from the ( Treasury to Kenilworth. Where the June Bride Will Store Her Silver A bride always gets many pieces of silver be sides her flatware. Certainly she will want her buffet to be as beautiful as the silver it will store. Here, at The Lifetime Furniture Store, the bride-to-be will find an assortment of dining room suites that she would well be proud to put in her home that will open with the roses of June. Expensive? Not at all. Why, you should see the ten-piece Grand Rapids made Suite in Tudor Walnut at $350 with 66-inch Buffet and dozens of other fine suites on display. Lifc ti m c Fnr nit nr c Is More Than a Na m c MAYER &■ CO. \ Seventh Street Between D& E |||| ASK JUDGE BAKER PROBE. 1 ■ j House Committee Members Recom mend Investigation. Congressional investigation of charges against Federal Judge Baker of the northern West Virginia district 1 was recommended today by House j committee which conducted a pre ' Uminary inquiry. The object of the investigation, if i authorized by the House, would be jto determine whether there are i grounds for impeachment of Judge i Baker as requested by District At- I torney Brown of the northern West 1 Virginia district, who preferred the j charges. PROTEST TEACHING LIMIT Night School Officials Object to Four-Year Rule. j A delegation of officers of the pub ! lie. night schools lodged a protest t with the appeals, committee of the j board of education yesterday after noon against a rule which limits teach ers to four consecutive years of serv | ice in either the night or summer | schools if they teach in the day 1 schools. • They told the committee j that the rule is handicapping the schools and is unnecessary as a | measure to guard against the teach ers’- health. When the rule was put j into effect one of its principal objects I was to conserve the energy of the i teachers. j The night school officers pointed j out that it is becoming more difficult jto secure competent night school i teachers and that the rule tended to , dismiss the oldest and best equipped ■ members of their staff. The school board is expected to take some action |on the protest at its meeting next I Wednesday. Offers Engraving Bureau Bill. Representative Edward J. King of j Illinois, on whose resolution a special j House committee was directed to | investigate charges of alleged irregu larities at the bureau of engraving i and printing, introduced a bill yes terday. which is supposed to have the | support of this special committee, | which seeks to prohibit the destruc- I tion of any of the bonds in question ! or to curtail comparison or recording , of such bonds. Today electricity provides over 70 , per cent of the power used for manu- I facturing in the United States. fn 1019 the percentage of manufacturing done with electricity was 55 and in 1914 slightly under 40 percent. “Nature Shapes” at 8.00 You can estimate the Burt in- Alienee on prices when you con trast the actual value in these Men's Shoes with the 8.00 at which they are sold. \ And they afford “Nature Shape" comfort, too. There are “Nature Shapes’’ available also for the Boys and (jirls and Children. Arthur Burt Co. 1343 F Street N Caring: for feet is better than curing them THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C„ FRIDAY, MAY IC, 1024. PRESBYTERIAN BODY TO GET 71 OVERTURES Session at San Antonio May De cide Question of Women on Committees. WHALING NEW MODERATOR Rev. H. W. McLaughlin of Vir ginia Synod One of Two Defeated. I*7 th** Associated Press. KAN ANTONIO, Texas. May 16 Seventy-one overtures, including sev eral requesting the rescinding of the action of the last assembly in ap pointing three women on each of four legislative committees, will be presented to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the Fnited States here today. A heated debate at the last general assembly occurred when the question of making women eligible for ap pointment on the committees was voted upon and if the question is re opened another debate is expected. The Rev. Dr. Thornton Whaling, a member of the faculty of Kentucky Theological Seminary, at Louisville, yesterday was elected moderator. Dr. Whaling won on the second ballot over the Rev. J. B. Hutton of Centiai Presbytery. Synod of Mis sissippi. and the Rev. H. W. Mc- Liugtilin of Ijexington Presbytery, Synod of Virginia. The new modera tor is a member of the Presbytery of Alabama. Kcv, J. I». Leslie lie-elected. Rev. J. D. Leslie of Dallas, Texas, was re-elected stated clerk of the assembly f..r a period of three years. Other elections were Rev. E. L. Siler of Maxton. N. C., as assistant clerk: Rev. C. R. Lacy of Abingdon, Va., and TWO-DAY SALE~ SATURDAY—SUNDAY Sale of Delicious. Refreshing Fussell's Ice Cream—All Flavors Pint, 25c; QU 50c; GaL, $1,90 At Cherrydale Light Lunch, J, F. and H. Held. Jr„ 77 l.re Highway, Cherry dale, Va. Phone Clarendon 757. No delivery. Rev. W. F. Galbraith of Dallas, Texas, as temporary clerks, and Rev. J. W. Carpenter of Williamson, W. Va., as reading clerk. The ballot on moderator brought no election, and the name of Dr. Me- Laughlin was dropped. On the next ballot Dr. Whaling received 183 votes to 100 for Dr. Hutton and was de clared elected. The new moderator was escorted to the chair by Rev. J. S. Lyons of At lanta, Oa., who placed him In nomi nation, and Rev. E. D. McDougall of Jackson, Tenn., who seconded the nomination. byuod of Kentucky. Announcement was made by the stated clerk that the Synod of Ken tucky, at Its last meeting, had united the presbyteries of Paducah and Muh lenburg under the name of the latter presbytery. He also announced that the Synod of North Carolina had re arranged the boundaries of presbyte ries and added the number by fcwo. The report of the women's auxil iary in its financial summary shows that during the past year the women identified with this’organization con tributed to the benevolent causes of the church a total of *1,141,608, this being an increase of *174,561 over the amount contributed the previous year. The auxiliary apportioned this money as follows; To foreign missions, *274.392; to home missions. *127.856; to Christian education and ministerial relief, *46.- 443; to publication and Sabbath school extension. *11,981. It was shown In the report that the average per capita for the more than 100,000 women who are members of the aux iliary - was *l4. 22(45 Classes Organized. During the past year there, have been 2.345 organized classes for the •study of foreign missions and 2,274 for the study of home missions; the total membership of all study classes was 14,964, an increase of 420 over the membership of the classes reported a year ago. The summer school of mis sion. which is held each year at Mon treal. N. C.. had an attendance of more than 800 women last summer. A large part of the annual report fLAFLIN Have Best Quality, Only Claflin Optical Co. C ioci.> 1 '•Oro/r^ Me AVENUE at NINTEIT* -/ > - | - <-'■•'• .’'l ( "'■ -V', ±?,W\ • t' •' ■ *« . • ! M- -V'. • \\ \ ' /]/ >■• i r , . $I '■■• A ■ >—^ " Personality is a word that should be taken seriously this year—when you buy your new straw hat. At T w o-EA ghty -Five. .. Parker - Bridget have : an a^ S ° rtl ” ent m ° St e * der your hat.) Illustrated Ecua- Thpv donan Panama, Bat- L Hey CXprCSS ported Ecuadorian tleskip shape. lias alitV genuine Panama with ™l* f dge, priced. - ’ even woven edge, un it? 75. < Ms, $775' to $15.00. Split and improved Sen nit straws. Straws with the Bon-Ton Ivy sweat bleached natural* with full flexible rims. k Illustrated-Fancy illustrated-Hand- And $2.85 includes fit- r ™? h bra,d *»«£• made, white bleached. . “ . high crown and zoide flat-foot sennit. We ting VOU With 3. hat US brim. Hatband is will sell a lot of these , , " 11 . hr own, to match. this season t $ 5.00 . vvell as selling you one. $4 .00. Clearance of 71 Prep Suits The stock chart below tells its own story. it A The suits are of serge and unfinished j worsted —blues, grays and browns. P-B S ■ * Quality, but last year’s styles. J I I For boys 15 yrs. [l6 yra 117 yrs. I 18. yrs. 119 yra. ( I M Now marked $16.50. 1 | 2 j I H J Now marked $22.50. 1 9 17 12 111 ■ W Now marked $25.00. 10 | 6 | I I H Now marked $30.00. 2 13 t 14 I 2 I x I H The Avenue at Ninth INOWN STORE*/ uu riJroJ jLscLaJiiJbcs-si.it LB WMva-i.v a v utt b MRS.COOLIDGE GREETS METHODIST WOMEN Missionary Society Reports $35,- 000 Collected in Year—Meets in Staunton. Delegates to the eleventh annual meeting of the Woman’s Missionary Society of the Baltimore Conference of the M. E. Church were received by Mrs. Coolldge at the White House today. They then convened in the final session of the four-day conference at the Mount Vernon Place M. E. Church South. It was reported at the meeting today that *35,000 had been raised by the conference In the last year, and that it would endeavor to raise *4,000 more during the re mainder of this year. The conference embraces the states of Virginia, West Virginia and Mary land. Prizes for the best posters were For a Wonderful Vacation —'s California n ai n CrnUe to California ODC £L n the largest ocean liners to the AMA Pacific Coaar, with a atop for sight* wttv seeing at Havana and the Panama Canal and back by rail with a choice ytW HV of lines for * Round Trip <3ls vw&y VSffhCAW Including first cabin accommoda- __ TT AlwS tions, meals on ship. Entertain ment, dancing, smooth sailing for A•••• restful fortnight. Panama Baciric Line 1208 F E Street™?W S .’ Wsskington < 'C* ' awarded to the West Knd section of Roanoke, Va,, in the adult class; to the Belmont section of Roanoke, In the young people’s class, and to the junior section of Roanoke. The young people's section includes mem bers of the society between the ages of fourteen and twenty-two years, while the junior class includes those under fourteen, Meet Next in Staunton. It was decided to hold next year's meeting in Staunton. Va.. in May. the date to be decided later. A report of the resolutions committee will con stitute the final business to be con sidered by the conference. At the session yesterday reports were AUTOMOBILES OVERHAULED Painting and Trimming Bodies Built to Order 24-Hour Service Central Auto Works and Garage Wm. Rrarhert, Prop. 449-51 Eye St. N.W. Prank lin 0805 read by the secretaries of the differ ent branches. These included; Mrs. J. G. Cockey, - Alexandria; Mrs. C. H. Kirk, Baltimore; Mrs. W. J. Veager, Bouisburg; Mrs. J. H. Bight. Moore fleld; Mrs. O. O. Homan. Hoanoke; Mrs. H. S. Dwyer. Rockingham: Miss Nellie K. Clark, Washington, and Miss Edith Miller, Winchester. Included 1 ** . i.— i —— v ®orL"tf l e‘ Second Boys’ Suits Are Reduced Every One With Extra Pair of Trousers Purposely low priced because we don’t want /] t° carry them over — iiiiiilk we’d rather you carry A them out. 'v'-dl Suits that sold for $25.00 'iSSr, $19.50 Suits that sold for $22.50 Wm $18.50 y Suits that sold for $20.00 SM $16.50 Suits that sold for SIB.OO > v $14.50 ■ Suits that sold for $15.00 512.00 Cheviots, cassimeres and tweeds. Plain and belted models tor boys 8 to 18 years. All with two pairs of trousers — altho some have one pair of trousers and one pair of golf knickers. Boys’ Coaster Wagons, * The P. B. Coaster is built for just the sort of service it is bound to get. Simply constructed as well as sturdily made. 32- inch size, equipped with 10-inch steel or rubber-tire ball-bearing- disc wheels. v > ' Roller Broke ij. fijoClf I Steel Gears Ball Bearings ■■>' |ir Hold-fast Hub Six holts set it /ZBBff W Caps White Ash Bed Official Headquarters jor Boy Scout Equipment And a Barber Bill Shop—where Kiddies enjoy a Haircut Double Breasted, Palm Beach Suits. A style idea. A cool thought. An economical invention. t They keep their shape. Patterns that look like wors teds. s l7 50 at The Hecht Co. 7th at F. < > * 5 also was an addrer.s on Korea by Mrs. C. T. Collyer; a Bible hour conducted by Miss Daisy Davies; worship led bj Mrs. W. J. H. Robinson, and an- ad dress by Rev. D. B. Blakemore. Others who took part in the program wen Miss Emma V. Peppier. Rev. Dr. E. V. Rege.ster and Rev. Dr. A. Bambeth.