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SCHOOL FUNDS BILL ! IN TWO SECTIONS One Seeks $647,500 From (Taxes--Other Depletes D.C. t Accumulated Surplus. The school building and grounds brogram for the next fiscal year, which Is now under consideration by the District subcommittee of the House appropriations committee, is found In two separate funds. One of $(147,500 comes out of the regular revenues from taxes, and the other, amounting to $2,025,000, depletes the “accumulated surplus" fund. The Individual items under the smaller fund, as they have been writ ten Into the bill on the recommenda tion of the Budget Bureau, are as fol lows: For the completion of the Francis Junior High School, $325,000, with authorization to make contracts for completion of the building at a cost hot to exceed $500,000. For preliminary study on plans and Specifications for the new school building for the Business High School, $5,000. For Brightwooil School. For purchase of a site on which to locate a new junior high school build ing in Brightwood or vicinity, SIOO,OOO. For purchase of a site on which to locate a new 16-room school building In the vicinity of Fourteenth and Ogden streets, SIOO,OOO. For purchase of a site on which to locate a new 16-room school building In the vicinity of Sixteenth and Web ster streets. SIOO,OOO. For purchase of land in the vicinity of the Morgan School for playground purposes, $17:500. T.ast year appropriations aggregat ing $2,631,500 for new school buildings were made and charged against the accumulated surplus of approximately $5,000.000 found to the credit of the District in the Federal Treasury. This year the hill curries similar appropria tions totaling $2,025,000, to come out of the accumulated surplus, as fol lows: For continuing construction of the new building for the McKinley Technical High School, $200,000 (limit of cost, $2,250,000; previously appro priated. $1,000,000). For construction of an eight-room addition, including a combined gym nasium and assembly hall, to the Burroughs School, $245,000. For the construction of a third-story addition of four rooms to the Amidon School. SBO,OOO. 21-K<tom School Building. For erection of a 24 room building to replace the present Garnet-Pattcr son School In accordance with the plans of the Macfarland Jtinor High School, $300,000, aVid the ('ommlsslon ers are hereby authorized to enter into contract or contracts for such building at a cost not to exceed $500,000 (previously appropriated for purchase of land. $55,000). For construction of a four-room ad dition to the Smothers School, includ ing the necessary remodeling of the present building, $85,000. • For ourcha.se of a site on which to locate a new eight-room school build ing in Potomac Heights or vicinity to replace tire one-room building on Con duit road, $15,000. ' For purchase of a site on which to locate a new 16-room school building In the vicinity of Alaska avenue and Holly street. $75,000. For purchase of land in the vicinity of the Wheatlpy School for playground purposes. $15,000. For erection of a Junior high school building on the site purchased in Georgetown In accordance With the plana of the Macfarland Junior High School. $200,000; and the Commission ers are authorized to enter into con tract or contracts for such building e.t a. cost not to exceed $500,000. For construction *t>f an addition to the Langley Junior High School, in cluding an assembly hall and gym nasium, $400,000. For construction of an addition to the Hine Junior High School. SIOO,OOO. For purchase of land in the vicinity of the Dunhar High School, $160,000. For construction of a combined gym nasium and assembly hall at the Pet worth School, in accordance with the original plans, $75,000. For construction of a combined gym nasium and assembly hall at the West j School, $75,000. DINNER TO MISS DELL TO DRAW 300 WOMEN "Flivver Campaign" to Open With Affair at Mayflower Sunday Night. -More than 300 women from all sec 'ions of the country, representing va rious lines of activity, will attend the dinner to be given in honor of Miss Jessie Dell, Civil Service commissioner, by the National Woman's Party at the Mayflower Hotel next Sunday night. The dinner will open the Woman’s Party’s "flivver campaign" urging the nppointment and election of qualified women for office. . Mrs. Donald Hooker of Baltimore, chairman of the Woman’s Party, will preside. She will introduce as one of the first speakers Miss Mabel Vernon of Wilmington. Del., a member of the national council, who will be one of the two "envoys” of the organization to make the cross-country tour through 20 States in the interest of (he campaign for placing women in public office. Miss Vernon will leave immediately after the dinner for Detroit to join • Miss Margaret Whittemore. vice presi- i dent of the Woman’s Party, who will j make the automobile speaking tour I with Miss Vernon. Starting from De- I trolt March 1. the itinerary extends! to' San Francisco and back to Phila- ' delphia. where the “envoys” plan to j arrive early in June. Their car will be j decorated with the white-and-gold i colors of the Woman’s Party. Other speakers at the dinner will in clude Miss Minnie Neilson, State su perintendent of schools of North Da kota, and Miss Georgia O’Keefe of New York, well known artist and ac tive member of the Woman's Party. Years of study have produced » the flavor * fJ • NATION SHOCKED AT ESTIMATES OF WHITE HOUSE ROOF REPAIRS \ $500,000 Sum Proves Startling, But Apprehension Over Possible Results of Collapse of Roof Causes Far More Concern. BY ROBERT T. SMALL. Probably the entire Nation has been shocked at the suggestion that It would cost 9500,000 to put a new roof on the White House. President Coolidge him self was so shocked that he prefers the hazard of having the roof fall about his illustrious ears rather than ask Congress to spend so huge a sum. Still, there is speculation as to what might happen if the roof should tumble in some night during a State reception, when all the members of the cabinet and the Vice President and all the members of the diplomatic corps were present. The thought sends a shiver down the back of official Washington. Real estate men and builders of the Capital have been startled also at the estimated cost of recovering the Ex ecutive Mansion. The area of the roof is not large and it has been said that probably the whole White House did not cost half a million dollars in the beginning. The truth is no one seems to know Just what the White House cost at the beginning or what it has cost to keep it in condition. The total sum probably would be huge, however, for only last year something like $50,- 000 was voted for minor repairs and apparently it served only as a drop in the bucket. It is known, that back in 1707 when the White House was well under way the United States Government had only $300,000 avail able for all its departmental and ex ecutive buildings. Os this sum $200.- 000 had been borrowed from the neighboring and friendly State of Maryland. Washington Urged Distance. A little detving into history shows again there is nothing new under the sun. When the Government was thinking about an extensive building program it was suggested that the departmental building, as well as the White House, be clustered about the (Upitol so as to be convenient to Con gress. At that time Pennsylvania avenue was a quagmire and a journey from the Capitol to the present loca tion of the White House was a real undertaking instead of an incident. But George Washington, wise In his day and generation, objected strenuously to the scheme. He said: "The case of access to the Govern ment departments for members of Congress (and Senators) would result in interruptions and delays in the public business.” One hears the same complaint in Washington today, despite the fact that Washington had his way and the buildings were located at what was thought to be great distances. Modern transportation methods have annihilated distance, however, and the “interruptions and delays" go on. Fir9t Occupied in 1800. The Whito House as it exists today is a growth of more than 100 vears. It was first occupied in 1800, hut at that time was a boxilke affair with neither north nor south portico. The front door, facing Pennsylvania ave nue, was approached by narrow wood en steps. After the visit of the British to Washington in ISI4 it was necessary to rebuild the burned mansion. There is a legend that the President’s home first was called /he White House after this incident, when it was necessary to paint the walls left standing lii order to obliterate the smoke stains. But the mansion had been named the White House before this occurrence. The rebuilding was not completed until 1829. The north portico was added in 1833, all of this work being after the plans of James Hoban, the original architect and builder. In 1500 it was proposed to add two beautiful pillared and domed wings to the White House at a cost of $1,000.- 000. Later this idea was modified when Roosevelt became President and had the less pretentious executive of fices built. The White House roof is not an ordinary house covering. In the first place, it is constructed of copper. Some one described it as a sort of village, with its railed walks, run ways, gates and stairs. It even has HRCOIA Hot "Water Radiator Heat" No huddling of the family in one or two rooms to keep warm, if the house is ARCOLA heated. No need for three or four clumsy blankets on the beds either. Instead 72 degrees in ALL rooms at far less than cost of stove heat, because Ideal ARCOLA dis tributes every heat unit from coal, wood, coke, oil or gas. And the fir* is entirely Ira* from “temperament - * ARCOLA automatic control is the reason. Unhealed, health-protectins for small homes (farm or city), stores, offices, ate. New low prices 10 months to pay. Write Dept. S for inter •sting catalog sent free- Company p OPTOMETRY It we could look ahead and see what’s in store for us, we would be more careful in the manner or nse we give our eyes. Optometry, the scientific solution for correcting nearly every eye trouble, without the use of drops and drugs. It is a science based on refractory light, which determines your trouble. Optometrists Have a special mission in life, more than just examining eyes. They spend years of study in causes of eye trouble, and, by mathematical accuracy, seldom, if ever, fail to give relief, and probably correct your trouble forever. Correct advice is better than mere guess—^ L=r consult an optometrist first. THEN FEEL r SAFE. District of Columbia Optometric Society, Inc. II i THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, B. C., TTTESHSY, EEBBHIRY 23, 1926. a little screened-in house where the servants often sleep in Summer. There is elaborate protection against lightning, several thousand feet of stiff metal rope being stretched about the roof and over the chim neys to prevent any possible stray bolt from wreaking damage. The roof has two collapsible steel flag- Rtaffs In addition to- the one always standing. It also has some ancient fire escape devices built of endless chains and looking more like cannon than anything else in the world. Older Washingtonians remember an incident of the Roosevelt days at the White House. The President was having some sort of affair in the state dining room when he and his guests were startled by a roar and a racket above. It deyeloped that the Roosevelt boys and some of their friends were roller skating on the copper roof. Maybe that jarred the roof out of plumb. WOMAN’S FACE IS CUT IN AUTO COLLISION Wife of Capt. Parsons, TJ. S. A., Injured by Broken Glass—Other Traffic Accidents. Mrs. Parsons, wife of Capt. Marvel Parsons, U. S. A., Green Valley, Va., was cut about the face by broken glass yesterday when her husltand’s ear collided with the uutomobile of Mrs. Sylvan King. 3810 Military road, in front of 1317 Connecticut avenue. First aid was given by Dr. Daniel L. Borden. Elisha McClure, 50 years old, 1245 Sixth street southwest, was hurt while on Highway Bridge yesterday, when the wheels-of a motor trick driven by George L. Clark, Alexandria, Va., passed over his legs. McClure was treated at Emergency Hospital. Richard Green, colored. 11 years old, 3 619 First street, was knocked down by the automobile of Alfred Kir by, 61 Quincy street, while playing in an alley in the rear of Kirby's home, yesterday afternoon. The injured boy was treated at Freedinen’s 'Hospital, where his condition is reported as un determined. Three-year-old Charles R. Hatton. 3346 Prospect avenue, playing in the street near his home early last night, was knocked down hv a motor truck belonging to Harry Siegel. 1242 Ninth street, and slightly injured. He was treated at Georgetown University Hos pital. While crossing In front of 2007 Four teenth street yesterday afternoon. Abel Saks. 45 years old. 4613 Fifteenth street, was struck by an automobile and slightly hurt. Amanda Hag lan. colored. 40 years old, 1633 Third street, in alighting from a taxicab at Georgia avenue and Hobart street last night fell and frac tured her leg. She was given surgical aid at Freedmen’s Hospital. Wet condition of the roadway at- Eighteenth and T streets resulted in a skidding accident in which the hose wagon of 21 engine company and the automobile of Harry Tolliver, 135 Flor ida avenue, collided. Only slight dam age resulted. The hose wagon was returning front a fire on the premises of Geraldine Burroughs. 1742 Oregon avenue, where an overheated gas stove had caused a small blaze. A Chicago woman advertises in the newspapers that she is willing, for a small sum. to select a suitable name for any baby. C. NORWOOD fo’ Polished Floors IIWNew Floors Installed ■MM 17 Vears* Praetlral Experience 1428 B Street S.K. Old Hoorn Mudo »w Phono Lincoln 20.11 LAUD WASHINGTON ASMANANDMASON Fraternity Members In New Temple at Alexandria Ex tol His Virtues. Gathered for the first time in the shrine of the temple that will rear its crest far above Shooters Hill, in Alexandria. 150 masters and dele gates from Masonic lodges from a score of States yesterday heard the human virtues of George Washing ton upheld and his weaknesses con doned. The meeting in the temple room of the George Washington Me morial Temple, under construction In Alexandria, was the first held in the Imposing structure being raised on top of the high hill which was once part of the Washington farm. It ■was part of the first day’s session of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association. The two-day convention will close today with meetings in the old Alexandria lodge room. George Washington was held up as a real human, virile man, with some human weaknesses and many virtues, by Dr. J. Stanley Durkee, president of Howard University. “I think it ill becomes any man,” Dr. Durkee said, “to go up and down the land prating of the weaknesses of Washington. The first President was a real human, virile man. I want to lift tip my voice against any man pointing out his weaknesses rather than his virtues.” liowden Lauds Masonry. Frank O. Lowden, former Governor of Illinois, said the Masonic order is the bulwark of the Nation and the best defense of American institutions. He said he was informed there are now 3.200,000 Masons in the United States and added this this Nation can never go wrong with such a group of men actuated by the motives and teachings of the order banded togeth er for the common good of the United States. Mr. Lowden said he was very much impressed with the mugnitude of the memorial undertaking. “No picture can do Justice to the dream of the men who have brought this magnif icent structure into lieing. It will stand through the Hges as a memorial to Washington, the man and Mason.” Mr. latwden said that after the war, as Governor of Illinois, lie and others In authority In the Western States were concerned over the progress of bolshevist teachings emanating from Chicago, where a Soviet headquarters had been established. “I doubted the good we were doing to negative these teachings,” he said, “until one night I addressed a group of 5,000 Masons in Springfield. Their reception con vinced me that my words had not been in vain.” A history of the area on which the memorial stands and the associations of colonial times which cluster around Mount Vernon. Belvolr, Ahingdon and the other places on the Potomac near Alexandria, was given by Charles If. Callahan, past grand master of Masons in Virginia. Washington Memory Sacred. Addressing a meeting here last night in the Alexandria lodgeroom. Representative Allan T. Treadway of Massachusetts said that “only a short time ago derogatory remarks were made about Washington by a man evi dently imbued with hts own impor tance. "Although this attack was almost beneath the dignity of notice,” Mr. Some men can tell you the difference between cigarettes. They know the super-flavor caused by toasting, how It brings out the hidden flavors of the world's finest tobaccos. Iff a reason millions cant resist Lucky Strike is unique and dis tinctive—the only cigarette of over 200 brands that is toasted, a costly extra process,but it pleases Because it’s toasted m A. reason millions resist Guaranteed by WCWMMIVW Treadway said, “the people of the country arose en maase to condemn such sensationalism. As a result the name of the father of his country and his memory as a Mason are made still more sacred to our citizens.” Representative Treadway paid trib ute to the sincerity of purpose of mem bora of Congress. “We very seldom meet a man there whose opinions do not respect, and In all likelihood they represent the viewpoints of the majority of his constituents. If an opposite type of man appears to the one I have mentioned, there is no group of men on earth who will take his measure quicker than the House of Representatives.” Mr. Treadway told the meeting that Virginia should go to Congress with an official agreement to provide free of expense to the Federal Government the right of way and any land dam ages for construction of the proposed memorial highway connecting Wash ington and Mount Vernon. He said the bill introduced b-- Representative R. Walton Moore calling for an appro priation of $750,000 is too modest. Earlier in the afternoon the group of visiting Masons was taken through the vast structure still under construc tion and its details explained by Col. Louis A. Watrous, president of the memorial association; Harvey W. Cor- architect of the memorial, and S. Eugene Osgood, consulting archi tect. Mr. Osgood explained that before a stone was raised on the structure a mat of concrete covering 40,000 square feet was placed in the foundation at a cost of $285,000. This was done, he said, to neutralize the flowing quality of the clay which forms Shooters Hill. The memorial, he said, should 'Htand through the centuries as an enduring monument to George Washington, “and even in its ruins In the far dis tant future will stand as does the Parthenon, in Greece, a memorial to him who inspired It.” Carpenter Found Dead. <'yniH N. Mitrquees, 62 years old, was found dead in a basement room at his home, 610 Morton place north east, by his son, Arthur C. Marquess, about 9 o’clock this morning. Mar quess, a carpenter, was a widower. He had been treated for kidney trou ble, and the cause of death will be de termined by an autopsy. l BURNISHINE ] f Polishes J l Metals l t Quick Shine i j|| I for a long time l at all dealers i f - --* * MAY BE OBTAINED FROM I N. S. Rurrhrll Hart Reilly Company * * 817 Fourteenth M. N.W. 1.734 V. Y. Avo N.W. t C. C. Favrsett Calais Royal * 1387 Wise on si n Avenue 11th St. at O N.W. !• H. Macrtlder I’nion Hardware Co. g| Connecticut Are. and K St. 613 Seventh St. ~ * DISTRIBUTORS * |. Globe Wholesale &. Distributing Company cf 423 K Street N.W. Main 3753^ f «■. 1L .2. J* a2a D. C. BOARD OF TRADE FOR DEATH PENALTY Also Opposes Bill Giving Official Status to Woman’s Police Bureau. The Washington Board of Trade In a letter t.o Chairman Zlhlpmn of the House District committee reports Its opposition to the passage of legisla tion to give the existing women’s po lice bureau an official status. Its op position to the bill abolishing capital punishment In the District, and dis cusses the question of the use of fire arms on the streets of Washington by officers of the law. Regarding the women’s police bu reau bill the report Is unanimous that "the bill should not be made Into a law, and that the women’s bureau should be under the direct supervision and control of the major and super intendent of police.” The public order committee of the I NEED Household Effects of Every Description IMMEDIATELY rOR CASH Phone—Franklin 5394 |At 17th~A~H SU. '“1 Branch i [ \ Safe Deposit Boxes *2lSaYear| Lincoln National Bank Sure Relief from Constipation / \ Dr. Boice’s h<a ■ Prescription Tablets gr Take one* tonight and m f not* th« magic effect nf good appetltr and rood digestion. At all drag Board of Trad® recommended, “after mature Investigation and deliberation that It is evident the authorities have the matter well In hand (concerning promiscuous firing of flrearniß by po llcemen In line of duty on the publlt highways) and have adopted every means necessary to avoid such com I FOUR DAYS LEFT! 1 | • In Our I After-Inventory I SALE. | ROGERS PEET 1 / O | Suits & O’Coats F I Now / F | HADDINGTON Suits & O’Coats $/A | Now Zd L t~ I | __ I I I fs WS» Silk .nd Wort $8 tO sls Jj Non-Wrinkle BLANKET I TIES BATH ROBES •1 18 of Them I 95c *5 I $9 to sl2 I MUFFLERS SWEATERS “j Were 0200. * Were 11. All »'<»k heavy Shaker $3 and (3.50, s4.soandlr>. knil - slip-overs with col gS now— now— lars. I *l4l . *2= S4JS 1— —'' - I PAJAMAS Genuine 1 „ . , ENGLISH > Plain colors. (,ood BROADCLOTH ■ quality, well made. SHIRTS || Silk frog trimmed. I Collar - attached and ' neckband styles; blue, S 0 ■ CTCT white and $ 1 55 *iji y 3 for $4.50 3 for $4.50 | MEYERS SHOP ■ 1331 F STREET A I - f 28. for 50.-45.-40.-35. I Suits & Overcoats 38. I for 65.-60.—55. I Suits & Overcoats I Such Clothes at I such prices sell I themselves. Stein- Bloch made many of them. They include I 2-Piece Knicker Suits I and 4-Piece Sport I Suits styled for Spring wear. Light, ; medium and heavy weight overcoats . are among them. I V % I Sidney West I C/ INCORPORATED 1 14th and G Streets N.W. r plaint in the future, and It is there l, fore recommended that no further a< e tlon be taken by the public 'order g committee." » > At a meeting of the public order r committee, with 33 present, 27 vote'l y against the anti-capital punlshmen’ i bill and 6 In Ita favor.