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GIVE MISS WATKINS SURPRISE BANQUET Teachers Pay Signal Honor to Head of Kindergarten in Public Schools. Kindergarten teachers in the Dis trict public schools visibly displayed their high esteem for their director. Miss Catherine R. Watkins, at a sur prise testimonial dinner given in her honor last night at the Women’s City Club. Led to the club under a subterfuge. Miss Watkins was greeted by a host of the teachers under her direction and informed, to her amazement, that the festivities were designed as a tribute to her, her ceaseless and un tiring efforts for the advancement of education and as a reward for her j devotion to the kindergarteners in the I Washington public school service, j The dinner also was designed to mark the twenty-sixth anniversary of Miss j ■Watkins' directorship of the kinder garten department. She has held this important position since the establish ment of kindergartens as an integral part of the elementary school system. Is (iiven Diamond King. Praise was showered on Miss Wat kins in many different ways. Some of the teachers made brief impromptu remarks to show their regard for her. Others sang parodies about her to the tune of popular kindergarten songs. As a climax to the ceremonies Mrs. X. I’. D. Moote presented to her on behalf of the teachers a ring set with sapphires and diamonds. Miss Grace Alden. president of the District Kindergarten Association, who presided, pointed out that Miss Wat kins is recognized in educational cir cles as one of the outstanding kinder garten directors of the country, and has been sought by many large cities to give lecture courses. For two years Miss Watkins was president of the International Kindergarten Union and has served that organization many other years in other capacities. As a further honor the union has invited her to make the opening address at its annual convention in California next month. Among those who eulogized Miss Watkins were Miss Netta Karris, editor of Childhood Kducation. official organ of the International Kindergar ten Union; Miss Nina Vandewalker, Miss Mae Murray and Miss Mabel Os good, the guests of honor, and the three District delegates to the Cali fornia conclave of the union. Miss Augusta Swan, Miss Cornelia Allen •4id Miss Maud Smith. NEAR EAST RELIEF STATIONS ARE LISTED Fire Houses to Be Used as Re ceiving: Centers for “Bundle- Day” Gifts. As many persons living outside of the District line will bring bundles ®f clothing and old shoes for the Near East relief into the District bundle day, next Wednesday, and as many are not familiar with the loca tions of the fire stations in the Dis trict, all of which will receive the packages on Bundle day, Washington headquarters has requested that the list of fire stations be published. The District fire stations are located as follows: No. 1, K street between Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets northwest; No. 2, Twelfth street be tween G and H streets northwest; No. 3, New Jersey avenue between 1) and E streets northwest; No. 4, Virginia avenue between Four-and-a- Half and Sixth streets southwest; No. 5, M street between Thirty-second and Potomac streets northwest; No. 6. Massachusetts avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets northwest: No. 7, R street between Ninth and Tenth streets northwest; No. 8, North Carolina avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets southeast; No. 9, U street between Sixteenth and Seven teenth streets northwest; No. 10, Maryland avenue between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets northeast: No. 11, Fourteenth street between Irving and Kenyon streets northwest: No. 12, North Capitol and Quincy streets northwest: No. 13, Tenth and G streets southwest; No. 14. Eighth street between D and E streets north west: No. 15. Fourteenth and V streets southeast; No. 16. D street be tween Twelfth and Thirteenth streets northwest: No. 17. Monroe street be tween Twelfth and Thirteenth streets northeast. Brookland, D. C.; No. 18, Ninth and K streets southeast: No. 19, Pennsylvania avenue and Twenty eighth place southeast, Randall High lands: No. 20, Wisconsin avenue and Warren street northwest; No. 21, Larder place between Adams Mill road and Ontario avenue northwest; No. 22, Georgia avenue between Madison street and Shepherd road northwest; No. 23, G street between Twenty-first and Twenty-second streets northwest; No. 24, Georgia Avenue and Rock Creek Church road northwest; No. 25. 254 Stanton place southeast. Congress Heights, D. C.; No. 26, Twenty-second street between Franklin and Evarts streets north east; No. 27, Minnesota avenue and Hunt place northeast, Bennings, D. C.; No. 28, Connecticut avenue be tween Ordway and Porter streets northwest. Truck houses: No. 2, New Hamp shire avenue and H street north west; No. 3, Ohio avenue and Four shire avenue northwest; No. 4, M street near New Jersey avenue north west; No. 5. Dent place between Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth streets northwest; No. 6, Park road between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets northwest; No. 7. Eighth street be tween D and E streets southeast; No. 10. K street between Third and Four and a Half streets southwest. The Earliest Theater. Trnrn the Good Hardware Magazine. Teacher —Can any boy tell me the earliest reference in history to a thea ter? Tommy—Yes. teacher; we read in the Bible that Joseph was taken from the family circle and put into the pit. Inspect 4828 Eighth St. N.W. Colonial Home, contains six large rooms, tile bath, h.-w.h., electric lights, front and sleeping porches, cellar under entire house; wash trays and servants’ toilet in cellar. FLOYD E. DAVIS Realtor 733 12th St. N.W. Main 352 7th & E Sts. S.W- Main 353 , VIRGINIA MAN WILL CELEBRATE HIS 99th BIRTHDAY TOMORROW \ Charles L. Stewart , Hale I and Hearty as He Nears 100 Mark. I Temperance in All Things Secret of Long Life. He Declares . Several months before the death of John Adams, second President of the United States, and during the admin istration of his son. John Quincy Adams, there was born at a farm house near Fairfax Court House, Va., to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart an eleventh child—Charles Lewis Stew art. That was 99 years ago tomorrow, | to be exact. The birth of Charles Lewis Stewart is going to be celebrated tomorrow by | his descendants near the scene of the I old farmhouse and Charles Lewis [ Stewart is going to be there In person to see that the celebration is con ducted quietly and without too much "gush.” Mr. Stewart, personally, doesn’t think the passing of his 99th mile stone warrants any undue ostenta tion, but he is glad that his children and his one grandchild are thoughtful enough to visit him on this occasion. Expects Many More. As a matter of fact, he expects to pass a good many more birthdays with his children, for he thoroughly enjoys living, even though he has been blind for 20 years. And of re cent years his hearing lias been im paired. The anniversary gathering tomor row will take place at the home of Mrs. J. Marshall Fitzhugh, a daugh ter, at whose home in Burke. Va.. near Fairfax. Mr. Stewart makes his home. Four other children will attend. Mr. Stewart expects to live beyond the century mark, because he intends to stick by his lifelong rule of "tem perateness in all things.” He never drinks, chews nor smokes, always eats his meals regularly and never goes to bed late. It is a simple creed, but this venerable Virginia gentleman believes that his adherence to it has enabled him to outlive his 13 other brothers and sisters and many of his other relatives, born long after he first saw the light of day. Until last year he had never taken medicine nor consulted a physician ex cept for a broken ankle many years ago. His first spell of sickness last Spring he easily threw off. and since he has regained the weight he lost at that time. Mr. Stewart's father helped con struct the noted Little River turnpike, once the principal highway connect ing Alexandria and Winchester. He theh purchased 1,000 acres of land in the wliderness near Fairfax Court House, built himself a home and barns and became a farmer. It was there that the eleventh child was born. Air. Stewart received a good tion. for those days, learning book keeping and surveying as professions. His father later opened an inn, which became a popular stopping place for distinguished men of the day. Stew art Inn was located just beyond Fair ,,,2r^^ 9HH ATI.ANTI'' ('ITT M HUI ■S..I I NEW YORK 7« WASHINGTON Tt HOLLYWOOD kO j 16 DAY TOUR -OF FLORIDA Round-Trip Tour WATER & LAND Our com- I puny ha» All Expenses inot ructuJ Included ui to in- . _ . croaso thit ff tour from (Si I I 12 to 16 day* at tho II ~ ■ turn* low W W figuro. Tour Starts May 29th Reservation muit be in May 27 THIS IS THB LAST TOUR WHICH WE WILL CONDUCT AT THIS EXTRA SPECIAL PRICE. Although tho number of day* tii Increased to It WE WILL NOT RAISE THE PRICE IN THIS INBTANCE. However, every Jt-day tour on tho water’ and land berlnelng JUNE i will ba lnrreased to tit. Leave Washington by hua to Baltimore, making connection with Merchant* and Mlnera Steamship to Jacksonville. Fla. This water trip Include* May 2*. *O, J1 and lat of June. At Jacksonville tn* tour continues to St. Aurustlne and along the east coast of Florida, affording Inspection of Daytona, Indian River City. Cocoa, Rockledg*. Stuart, Weet Palm Beach, Coral Gables and arriving In HOLLY WOOD. touring to Miami the asms day. The return trip le the eame. $5,000,000 Housing Plan An undertaking of *!*antic pro portions. organized for the pur pose of homehuilding for the thousands of lot owner®, 8-DAY RAILROAD TOUR—ROUND TRIP On May 19 our neat rail and a ghtaeelng tour start*, offering you the same BUS trip along the Dixie Highway n in the water trip. PULL- g. MAN SERVICE sub- iril etitutlng the water- T way. All expenses are Included. Subtcripiiono to Hollywood Magazino on Salo at Our Offieo Open Every Evening Until 10 P. M. Phone Us at Once Main 347 Main 4755 and Main 6754 Our tom pony hat in 1 1 ructod ut to in eroato thit tour from 12 to 16 dmyt at tho tamo low figuro. All Expenses Included ’69 THE SUN*PAY STAR, WASHINGTON, I). C„ MAY 24, 1925-PART- 1. • A ' (, 4'< • _ CHARLES LEWIS STEWART. fax. near Chantilly, and the son con tinued operating the hostelry after his father’s death. At the outbreak of the Civil War, although 35 years old, he enlisted in the Confederate militia, and shortly afterward was discharged for physi cal disability. During the war troops of both sides invaded his farm, but did little damage, although bullets whis tled close to his house during the bat tle Chantilly, which took place on a neighboring farm. After the war he married Miss Fan nie Gibson of Loudoun County, Va.. who died two years later. Four years ! after her death he married .Miss Hen j rietta Virginia Howard, by whom he I had five children, of whom the fol j lowing are living: Mrs. Fitzhugh, I Mrs. Lyman Bryce and C. N. Stewart, j all of Burke. Va.. and Miss Annie j Stewart, of this city. The grandson is ! Stewart Bryce, 17 years old. Mr. Stewart lost his sight through | an accident on his farm 20 years ago. Consequently he has never seen an | automobile, airplane or. in fact, any j of the modern wonders of civilization. | After this accident lie went to live j with Mrs. Bryce on a farm near Pen 1 der, Va.. removing 14 years ago to the home of Mrs. Fitzhugh. Mr. Stewart, despite the handicaps imposed on him by a trick of fate. J never complains about anything, and : wants to live to "a ripe old age.” Simple food, and plenty of it, is his | motto. For breakfast he eats oat-1 meal, soft-boiled eggs, coffee and I bread; for lunch, a full meal of meat. ! vegetables, cornbread. etc., and for j supper a light repast of bread, jelly I and milk. Because of his blindness j he seldom leaves his room on the j main floor, except to walk now and then about the yard for exercise. He | is still in good physical condition, j weighing 165 pounds. He is 5 feet I and 10 inches tall. He is not a church member, al- | WHEN YOU NEED A KEY l'oe need our Instant duplicating •ervlee Duplicate Key, 2fic Bring your locks to the shop TURNER & CLARK Basement 1233 New York Ave. Better sleep-better health Doctors recognize the direct connection between sleep and health. Deep, restful sleep builds up the tired or sick body—bul a sagging bedspring twists the spine, cramps the bodily organs and drains away vitality. 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CHURCH GAIN TOLD TO PRESBYTERIANS Southern Body Reports Big Increase in Members. Peace Prevails. By tho Associated Press. LLXIN((TON, Ky. t May 23.-—There were 456,585 members of the Southern Presbyterian Church enrolled at the close of the fiscal year, March 31. Dr. J. D. Leslie, stated clerk, Chatta nooga. Tenn., reported to the general assembly toduy. Total accessions to the church during this year num bered 24.200, he reported. This was said to represent one of the best an nual growths in the church’s history. Membership at the end of the pre vious year was 438,818. and, discount ing losses through deaths and with drawals, the present figures showed a gain of 17,767. The denomination, the report said, has 3,500 churches. Peace prevails in the Presbyterian Church in the United States, the judicial committee said, in its report to the assembly today, and a message of greetings sent to the Northern Presbyterians in session at Columbus, Ohio, said: Greets Northern Hotly. “Grate be unto you anti peace from God. our Father, and from the Jesus Christ.” A short session (his morning com pletetl tiie business for the day and this afternoon the delegates went to Danville, Ky., to visit Centre Collet;® and the Kentucky Women's College. A popular meeting in the interest of foreign missions was held last night. Sunday will lie a day of rest and worship for the 276 commissioners registered, and on Monday the most important sessions of the sixtv-fifth assembly are to begin. though he “leans” toward the Metho dists. lie admits. In polities he is a stauneli Democrat. Asked for a state ment for the press, the nonogenarian leaned forward and said: "Just tell them I’m a farmer who enjoys life and who attributes his long life and health to being tem perate in all things.” Orrison Coal Company 1523 L St. N.W. Vernon T. Orrison K. A. Channaberry “COAL with a SOUL” To Apartment House Owners, Realtors and Householders; Our present price of Anthracite Coal, in our opinion, is the lowest of the year. NOW is the time to store or contract your fuel for the coming Winter. Our coal is remarkably free of dirt, ashes, clinkers and impurities. Best grades of White Ash and Red Ash. prepared sizes. Superior Service in all departments. A telephone call or a post card will bring a representative dur ing the day or evening, at your convenience, and will not obli gate you in the least. New Accounts Solicited Main 9511. Main 9512. THERE’S A REASON FOR OUR SUCCESS.” Draft Model Law For Licencing of All Auto Drivers llniform State Legislation Conference Acts Upon Hoover Suggestion . By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, May 23. —A proposed law for the examination and licensing of all automobile drivers as the re sult of the suggestion of Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover at the last safety congress in Washington, has been drafted by a committee of the national conference of commis sioners on uniform State laws, it was learned today. The measure, which is intended to put teeth in legislation covering operation of motor vehicles, will be presented June 3 and 4 in Washing ton to the committee on uniformity of laws and regulations of the na tional conference on street and high way safety. The proposed law, to be submitted to State legislatures, provides that no person under 16 years of age would be granted a license. Persons between 16 and 18 years would not he granted a license unless their ap plication is signed by the parents. The measure also provides that no license shall be issued unless the applicant demonstrates his fitness. In the case of revocation or sus pension of a license, a new one could not be issued for a period of one year. Licenses would he refused to habitual drunkards or users of narcotic drugs. Vehicle departments also would be directed to refuse licenses to any persons afflicted with any physical or mental disability or disease “as Will serve to prevent such person from exercising reasonable control over a motor vehicle, nor shall a license be issued to any person un able to understand highway warn ings or direction signs in English.” e When He Missed It. From thp Good Hardware Matrazine. Miller—l forgot my umbrella this morning, dear. Mrs. Miller—How did you come to remember having lost it? “Well, I shouldn’t have missed it. only I raised my hand to shut it when the rain stopped.” TEST NEW DEVICES IN SPEEDWAY RACE Supercharger Is Principal Indianapolis Classic Innovation. By Consolidated Pres*. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 23 When the 30 roaring, spitting speed demons have finished hurtling at a record-breaking pace in the annual 600-mile automobile race over the In dianapolis speedway course on Memor ial day, they will have demonstrated either the futility or utility of one more radical change in motor con struction. For the Indianapolis race is run not only for the entertainment of the mul titude, but more especially to lay the ground for general motor car advance ment. This year the principal objective is to demonstrate the utility of the auto matic supercharger as a means of in creasing engine compression, provid ing greater power at less cost. The aim is a 100-horsepower motor, ca pable of going 50 miles on a gallon of gasoline, with an engine' smaller than that of a Ford. Supercharger Tested. Most of the cars entered are equipped for higher compression. Pre liminary spins have already resulted in the fastest lap ever turned on the track as the result of the use of the supercharger. This indicates the like lihood of record smashing next week. Already, other track records have gone by the board, 136 miles an hour aver aged in California this year over a 50- mile course and 129 miles an hour over a 250-mile course. And while the speed and the power are going up, the size of the motor is decreasing. Greater power from a smaller cylinder displacement is the aim of the new manufacturers. Only a few years ago, cars in the speedway j WEjliM BEDSPRING M ■K LUXURIOUS ROME Thompson Bros. 1220-26 Good Hope Rd. Lincoln 556 Anacostia, D.C. 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This is the last year of the 122-lnch displacement car. Here after the cars will have only a Dt-lnch displacement. The straight eight line motor, decreased cylinder displace ment, the automatic supercharger, all the product of the race track, are to race to new glories this year. Veterans of the track whose names have the magic thrill for race fans will drive in this year's 500-mile race. Ralph De Palma, dean of them all, will be back again. Harry Hartz, Tommy Milton. Karl Cooper, Albert Guyot. the famous French driver, and Peter De Paolo, all will be there. For hours these famous drivers and a score or more others will sit behind the wheels of roaring, wildly tearing automobiles, their muscles straining under tense labor, their bodies pun ished by the cruel jostling of the track, risking their lives for a pur pose. The purpose is not merely to win the prize money. The dangers and hardships that these drivers en counter, American Automobile As sociation officials say, are the seeds from which Spring safety for the millions automobile users. A new type of axle, or steering ap paratus—a new engine principle to be tested out. On the race car they go. If they work and stand up dur ing this gruelling contest the device is right. If the car goes over the fence or fizzles, the device is wrong. So the car driver of today, as he takes his sturdy, economical machine ! 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No. 1, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, will be held in the rotunda of th<> Capitol this afternoon, beginning at I o'clock. Tile public is invited. Former Representative William K, Andrews will be the principal speakei at the memorial exercises, and a must cal program will be given by M ifj Mary Helen Rowe, Mrs. Esther Sloss, Harry W. Wilkins and a bugler fronj the United States Army Band. Rev. R. E. Mcßride, department chaplain of the Grand Army of Ul4 Republic, will say an invocation an<J a benediction. The American Creel will be recited by the audience. Mrs, Mary McTwiggan, patriotic Instructo* of the I'. S. Grant Circle, and Mrs, Sarah E. Deeds of Abraham Lincoln Circle will lead in the repeating of th« pledge to the flag. across the continent or over somt trying stretch without effort—riding in a car mechanically safe—can watch next Saturday’s race and know’ that the men represented there, and their predecessors, many of them In early graves, have made possible his comfort and safety.