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COUNTY CIVIC WEEK WE EXTENDED Arlington Campaign for $15,- 000 Will Come to Close on Tuesday. Special Dispatch to The Star. CLARENDON, Va., December 15. The budget drive of the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce, sched uled to come to a close tonight, as the concluding feature of “civic week,'’ '■sponsored by the chamber to stimulate a greater interest among the citizens and business interests in activities of the organization and problems con-, fronting the county, will. be continued' through Tuesday, it was announced at a dinner meeting here tonight, when budget teams reported a total of $10,295 in subscriptions. While $15,000 had been set as the chamber’s budget goal for the week, Daniel E. Weigle, community organizer of Philadelphia, engaged to conduct the drive, and Clarence R. Ahalt, president of the local trade body, expressed them selves as gratified at the showing made to date, and confident that a little more effort the next three days will put the project well over the top. “One of the most pleasing things • about the whole drive,” Mr. Ahalt de clared, “is that the budget is not only assured but the chamber gains much Zin the way of new members. About 50 per cent of the amount raised comes in the form of membership dues, and this is a good indication that the people are alive to the need of a strong chamber of commerce in the county.” Hope of leaders of the drive that the budget will be reached if not exceeded is based on the fact that only about *25 per cent of those on the prospect list were visited by the team workers. Twenty-five out of 150 Washington merchants on the list, it was reported, •responded generously to the appeal and the others will be visited before the drive closes. All of the Washington merchants ..’listed for a subscription are said to be vitally interested in the development of Arlington County, due to the proximity of the county and the city and the , benefit they receive through patronage ,jOf Arlington County citizens. Four of the 20 teams working in the drive were still out tonight, and their which probably will be made Monday, are expected to add much to the total. Announcement was made that the would sponsor a program Christmas eve in celebration of the re -opening of Lee Highway, which has rbeen partially closed for several weeks for widening and reconstruction from Rosslvn to Cherrydale. RUSSELLKENTHEADS NATIONAL PRESS CLUB Correspondent Is Elected Presi dent, Without Opposition, to Succeed J. F. Essary. „ Russell Kent, Washington corre -spondent of the Birmingham, Ala., News ‘and Age-Herald, and the Chattanooga, Term., Times, was named president of A the National Press Club at its annual election last night. He was unopposed lor the office and will succeed J. Fred Kssary of the Baltimore Sun. ■ Other officers elected are, Edgar Markham. St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, vice president; W. H. Atkins, Atkins News Service, secretary; jClliott l. Thurston, New York World, treasurer, and William C. Murphy, jr., “United States Daily, Washington, finan cial secretary. Kirke L. Simpson, the Associated Press; Eugene S. Leggett, Detroit Free Press, and Theodore A. Huntley, Pitts burgh Post-Gazette, were named mem bers of the board of governors, Mr. Kent, the new president, also is .connected with the Fairchild Publica tions of New York and is a contributor to the Consolidated Press Association. •Before coming to Washington, he Served in various capacities on news papers in the South and on the staff of the old Sun in New York. Mr. Kent •has been managing editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Memphis News-Scimitar and the KnoxviUe journal. Prior to the election last night, he was vice president of the Press Club ;and had been chairman of the house ■committee for the last three years. M. C. ELLIOTT FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TODAY •Cons of Revolution Committee Will Attend Services at Residence at 10 O’clock. A committee of Sons of the Revolu tion, headed by Chief Justice McCoy of the District Supreme Court, and other persons of prominence in Government circles will attend the funeral service ■at 10 o’clock this morning for Milton Courtright Elliott at the residence, 2209 Massachusetts avenue. Mr. Elliott <lied Friday night, after a short illness. He was an attorney and former counsel to the controller of the curemcy and to Several other Government agencies. Rev. Dr. Robert Johnston, rector of 6t. John’s Episcopal Church, will offi ciate. Interment will be in Hollywool Cemetery, Richmond, where Rev. Bev erly Tucker will conduct the services at bhe grave. The committee of the Sons of the Revolution, besides Justice McCoy, named to attend the services here con sists of Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson, Brig. Gen. George Richards, U. S. M. C.; Clarence A. Aspinwall, H. Ralph Bur ton, Hampson Gary, Richard W. Hyn son, Dr. A. Camp Stanley and Charles V. Wheeler. The committee was se lected by Representative James M. ■Beck, president of the local chapter, of which Mr. Elliott was a member. GAS FROM BREAK IN MAIN SENDS NINE TO HOSPITAL An entire family of colored people and their next-door neighbor were treated at Emergency Hospital last •flight for gas poisoning, resulting from a break in a gas main in front of their homes at 1341 and 1345 First street “northeast. Edmonia Luckett, 39 years old, of 1341 First street was alone at home when she began to notice the gas. At 1345 First street Herman and Jane Darden, both 30 years old; their four children, the oldest 8 years old; Ellen •Battle, 25 years old, and Lilly Taylor, 'l9 years old, were made ill by the gas. All the sufferers were taken to the hospital in Darden’s car. After treat * fnent they returned to their homes. Vote Favors Merger. CHICAGO, December 15 04 s).—For jnal recommendation of the announced »plan for consolidating the Union Trust Co. and the First National Bank of Chi cago was voted by directors of the Union Trust Co. The regular dividend of 3 per cent was voted with an extra cash dividend of 4 per cent. Three distri butions brought the total dividend pay ments for the year to 18 per cent, be dsides the rights granted in October to subscribe to $1,000,000 in capital stock at S4OO a share, compared with the present market value of SI,OOO. * f- STATE LINE PROTECTED, j North Carolina Governor Tells Of ficers to Watch Markers. RALEIGH, N. C„ December 15. Gov. A. W. 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Preparations for policing the city during the approaching inaugural period will be started by MaJ. Edwin B. Hesse, chief of police, and hia several assistants as soon as the inaugural committee definitely determines what Is to be done and gives officials an Idea as to the approximate number of visi tors expected. No matter what conclu sion the committee reaches, it is stated. Congress unquestionably will be asked to appropriate money to afford the city extra protection. It Is considered almost certain that methods employed during many past inaugural ceremonies will not be fol- 1 lowed at the approaching ceremonial. Heretofore It was the custom to appoint several hundred special policemen for duty both In the business section and outlying districts, such persons per forming duty in civilian attire. Mai Hesse does not believe such men meant a great deal In the matter of protecting the city, it is stated, and money will not be spent for such service during the period when Herbert Hoover is in augurated. Officials of the department are said to frown upon any move that Is in tended to “plaster” persons in civilian attire with shields of the department. Heretofore members of the commit tees on public order serving at Inau gurals have been commissioned special policemen, and the sight of such per sons, so equipped, along the line of : march is said to have provoked unfa vorable criticism on the part of visitors. It is probable that members of thLs committee serving during the coming inaugural period will be given ribbons or other designations to show they are members of the committee. It is more than likely that Maj. He v se will ask Congress to make pro vision for the employment of approxi mately 300 uniformed policemen from other jurisdictions. Such men would be drawn from cities in the East. Provisions will be asked for the em ployment of a corps of detectives from other cities, plainclothes men who are familiar with notorious crooks. This force, with the sanction of Congress, will be made up of men from all sec tions of the country. . Bridgewater, Va., Woman Dies. Special Dispatch to The Star. STAUNTON. Va.. December 15.—Miss i Virginia Miller, 65 years old, died at her home in Bridgewater. Thursday at 4 p.m.. following an illness of three months. She was a daughter of the late John C. Miller. In late years she spent part of her time in Roanoke. FRANCE GIVE MEDALS TO 2 DISTRICT WOMEN “Conspicuous Contributions to Ad vancement of Nursing Profession" Win Government Awards. I Two Washington women. Maj. Julia | C. Stimson, superintendent of the Army | Nurse Coips. and Miss Clara D Noyes, i national director of nursing service. American Red Cross, have been awarded the Medaille d’Hvgiene Publique medal by the French government for con spicuous contributions to the advance ment of the nursing profession.” it was announced yesterday through the New York office of the American Hospital in Paris. Two other recipients at this honor were Annie W. Goodrich, director of the School of Nursing at Yale Uni versity, and Anna Caroline Maxwell. Due to the Illness of Miss Maxwell ceremonies which yesterday were to have marked the presentation of the awards at New' York City were called 1 off. The medals and citations were. brought to America by special mes -1 senger from the French government at Paris but the formal exercises were delayed pending the recovery of Miss Maxwell. In the first eight months of 1928 air n'anes and parts exported from the i United States totaled more than $2,606,- i 000 as compared with $1,010,000 during I the same period of 1927.