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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
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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.
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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.
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the newspapers that she is willing,
for a small sum. to select a suitable
name for any baby.
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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.
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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.
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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
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