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LEE FORCES WIN FOR STATE CONTROL Speaker Meets Challenge of Foes at Annapolis in 14- Hour Session. BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY. Steft Correspondent of The Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 16.—Open Warfare between the political factions of Maryland for supremacy broke out In the House of Delegates soon after con vening yesterday and continued until just before 3 o’clock this morning. As roll call after roll call was had. with the coalition of the insurgent Demo crats and the Republicans holding the upper hand so far as th? voting was concerned, the decisions from Speaker E. Brooke Lee of Silver Spring, in the chair, kept, his opponents from winning j anything except the right to stay in j session. When the house adjourned at 2:45 ! o'clock this morning, ihc back of the ; coalition was broken. It not only re- ' suited in a recommital of the park bill to the city delegation, by a vote of 54 to 43, but the organization, under Brooke Lee’s leadership, succeeded in j paving away for their affairs during ; the remainder of the session by the adoption of a rule limiting debate for the next 15 days to 10 minutes, with a 3-minutes limit on explanation of votes. Organizations Won Bark. The organization as the early morning passed on succeeded in bringing back into the fold a number of Democratic county organizations which had been voting against them, and sent out and j brought back from their beds two dele- j gates frqm Prince Georges County, one j from Howard County and three from Baltimore. Speaker Lee declared that investiga- | tion had determined that the fight j had been well prepared by the Re-: publicans, who. he found, already had j caucused and prepared for the fight.! It was done, he said, by the State Re- j publican organization, rather tl an the j Republican organization in the House. I Pandemonium reigned at times dur- i ing the session, laughs and cat-calls j went up when the organization was j downed. Parts of books were read in j an effort to tire the delegates, many of whom living on the Eastern Shore, j were forced to forego their week end I trips when they missed the ferry which starts across the bay at 5 o’clock, j When this period had been passed, the j delegates settled down for a long fight, j Break Over Baltimore Bill. The troubles have been brewing throughout the session, and have! spasmodically broken out on the floor, under the leadership of Daniel C.! Joseph, director of the insurgent block, j but the most serious break rame yes- j terdav on a bill which would give the! mayor and council of Baltimore an- j thority to borrow $2,500,000 for park j extension purposes, and it was aggra- j vated by a dispatch in the Baltimore papers which arrived in the State cap ital during the heat of the debate, which announced the coalition between Jackson-Bichy Democrats and the Re publicans. Both sides outwardly seem to get en joyment out of the procedure, but be hind it all it was a serious matter, and on its results depended the supremacy of the Democratic faction, headed by Gov. Albert C. Ritchie. As a part of the dilatory tactics. Delegate Michel of Baltimore, in explaining his vote on a roll call, said that the delay was pre venting him from taking a trip to Southern Maryland and he produced a large pamphlet of the Southern Mary land immigration commission, describ ing the territory, and proceeded to read to the House a description of what he hoped to see. Insurgent Leader Joseph made the point that the delegate was not explain- j ing his vote. “It sounds like a lot cf other ex- j planations that have been made here today.” Speaker Lee retorted. “I rule ' that he is explaining. The gentleman ! may proceed." “I appeal from the decision of the Chair,” Joseph said. Lee Issues Challenge. -You’ll have to come here on the rostrum and toss me out,” retorted Lee ! as he let the gavel fail heavily. “The : House is organized, and we are going to conduct the business.” After a continuation of roll calls, on alternate motions to adjourn and to re commit the bill, the measure was al most forgotten. The recommital mo tions were necessary In order to get the roll calls, as the rules provide that there must be some business in between calls. The organization Democrats mustered ———————————————— mmm% .. Titian Cotocrsi Most Delightful of Locations \ 3700 Massachusetts Avenue This is Washington’s newest and finest Apart '• ment House—elaborately designed; artistically finished—and carefully and thoroughly serviced. To the new-comers into official Washington Alban Towers offers suites affording all the privacy of a home together with the facilities for social entertaining. Especially the suites of seven rooms, three baths and large porch, with its magnificent view. Servants’ accom- • modations; garage in the sub-base ment; constant office service and a splendidly conducted case Beginning at $175.00 Other suites beginning at $125.00 Limited number of Furnished Apartments available, with or without hotel accommodations. The resident manager will be glad to show them to you. B. F. Saul Co. Main 2100 925 15th Street ■5 TJ'BUR BAN NEWS. 12.000-ACRE AIRPORT AND PLANE FACTORY SITE BOUGHTBY GLENN MARTIN FIRM NEAR BALTIMORE recomputed Company Plans to Build Most Complete Plant on At lantic Coast. WORK FOR 10.000 MEN j • Production of First Unit Ex- I pected to Total $5,000,- 000 Annually. Special Dispatch to The Star, j BALTIMORE, March 16.—Purchase by the Glenn L. Martin Co., of a 1.200- acre tract at Middle River. 10 miles | j from Baltimore, as the site for an air- j port and airplane manufacturing plant i has been announced by Glenn L. Martin, j presidet of the company and a pioneer j | manufacturer of airplanes. ! Contracts will be let next week fpr ! the first unit of the factory, which is j scheduled to be completed September 1. ( | First, deliveries of airplanes will begin | I in February of next year, j The first unit of the factory will have ; a floor space of 300.000 square feet and j in a year’s time 2,400 or 2.500 people | will be employed, it is proposed. When | the whole plant is completed, at the | end of three years, the company plans | to put 10,000 men to work. First Investment $2,500,000. In land and in the first unit of the i factory $2,500,000 will be invested and ‘ airplane production from the first unit | will have a value of from $4,000,000 to $5,000,000 annually. At the outset of its operations here : the company will devote itself to ’the I manufacture of planes for the Army and Navy. Later will come the manu -1 facture of commercial planes of an im proved type. Inclusive of the first unit, the factory building at present proposed will cover about 22 acres. Os the 1.200-acre site, 200 acres will be reserved for ultimate about 40 votes, on each call, but the coalition of the insurgents and Re publicans under Joseph A. Wilmer of Charles County mustered 50 votes, j which resulted in keeping the house! in‘session, but with no chance of get- j ting action on the bill. A number of the organization Democrats had gone j home prior to the session for the week end. While the organization has 67 : votes it could not muster them to bring the proceedings to an end. Long Fight Forecast. The action of the insurgents and Re publicans presages a long fight, and may result in wiping out some of their legislation in the 15 days remaining of i j the present session. Speaker Lee an- | j nounced from the rostrum that he had ! j called a caucus of the organization j ! Democrats to meet here either Monday ' night or Tuesday morning to determine ■ ! a course of action. ! “You have forced us into the front- j line trenches. You have threatened to I i take the governorship, capture the j I Legislature,” Lee told his opponents I | from the rostrum, “but we propose to j | protect this Legislature and the people | lof Baltimore. We propose to give bat- I i tie for the cause of democracy of the j grand old State of Maryland.” And ! the roll calls proceeded, monotonously. I Delegate Dashlell of Wicomico Couri- I ty. got the floor to explain his vote. | and proceeded for two hours to read the Maryland Manual, a directory of the State officials, in a voice that could scarcely be heard 5 feet away. In the meantime, members went out Into the cooler corridors, or slept in their seats.” THE EVENING ST AH, WASHINGTON, D. C„ SATURDAY, MARCH Ifi. 1929. Above: View of tract at Middle River where airport and airplane factory ill he located. Below: Sketch of proposed plant. —Rhotos by Baltimore Post. j factory purposes and the remaining ! 1,000 acres will be devoted to the air j port. The factory as now planned will be j | 1,083 feet long and 900 feet, wide, ami j i will be a one-story structure of the j I pavilion type. The first unit will com- j | prise about one-third of the structure, j Martin Tells of Plans. I “Our’s is a three-year program,” said i Mr. Martin. “Air transportation has j reached a stage where we feel justified j in undertaking what may fairly be de- j scribed as a large-scale operation. “Within three years we expect to have j completed perhaps the largest and most complete port of call on the Atlantic! Coast for airplanes of all kinds. “We shall build hangars tor 1601 planes, half of them immediately on ! the water for the use of -large flying j boats. “There will be radio and telegraph stations, a restaurant and sleeping j quarters, and, of course, supplies of gas j and oil and machine shops, where ex- j perts will be constantly on duty to make i emergency and other repairs. 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Calif., where i it. began business in 1909, making It j one of the oldest airplane manufactur- I ing companies in the country. ! In 1916 the company was consoli ; dated with the Wright Co., under the | corporate name of the Wright-Martin j Aircraft Co., with headquarters in New | York. In the Fall of 1917. the Glenn L. ; Martin Co. of Ohio was organized and ! a plant established in Cleveland. There j the first “twin bombers” were built for ' the United States Army. The Martin Co. maintained its plant ! in Cleveland until January of this year, ! when it was finally removed to Balti j more and reorganized as a Maryland I corporation January 1, with a capital ! of $3,000,000. The officers of the Glenn L. Martin i Co.gare Glenn L. Martin, president; C. I A. Van Dusen, vice president, in charge j of manufacturing; Lessiter C. Milburn. vice president in charge of engineering; | Thomas H. Jones, secretory, and M. G. 1 Shook, treasurer. SANITARY DISTRICT i RULING SUBMITTED Opinion Excludes Lyon Park and Ashton Heights From No. 1 Area. BY LESTER N. INSKF.EP. Staff Correspondent of The Star. ARLINGTON COUNTY COURT ! HOUSE. Va„ March 16. Following a I special two weeks’ study of the ques- I tion, County Directing Engineer C. L. Kinnier yesterday submitted a report to Judge Howard W. Smith, in Circuit Court, in which he advised against the inclusion of Lyon Park and Ashton Heights in sanitary district. No. 1, for the purpose of sewer construction. While he decline!! to make his de cision yesterday, Judge Smith indicated that he is inclined to follow the recom mendations of the engineer. He an nounced that a conference will be held next Friday night at his home in Alex andria. Lengthy Court Action. Klnnier’s statement follows a long perod of court acton as to the bound aries of the districts for proposed sewer construction and is contrary to the recommendation he made when the matter was heard by Judge Smith a month ago. At that time Kinnier suggested that he was of the opinion that the county should be considered as one unit in the matter of sewer construction, and Judge Smitli intimated that he was at that time of the same opinion. The boundaries of district No. 1 in clude Clarendon, Cherrydale, Thrifton, ; Park Lane and other sections on that side of the natural water shed, and it was the desire of residents of Lyon Park and Ashton Heights that they be included in the first district, since there is every indication that it will be the first to be served by county sewerage. Regarded Impractical. 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In his report Klnnier stated: “I am now of the opinion that it would be unwise to set up the county on : account of the fact that certain parts are now badly in need of sewerage and certain areas do not require develop ment of sewerage systems. “The Lee Heights area is outside of No. 1, but will be taken care of by its own drainage along the line of Windy Run. Lyon Park and Ashton Heights must remain in No. 2, as the natural drainage area is via Long Branch and Four-Mile Run." Points to Added Costs. The added cost of draining Lyon Park and Ashton Heights through No. 1 district, because of the necessity ot a deep excavation or tunnel, would be ; approximately $63,540 more than to j follow its own natural drainage, he | | said. i The fight for the retention of the ; | original boundarels of No. 1 district has ; j been waged by Hugh Reid, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and that for the other two sections by Ar- , thur Orr. Following the decision of Judge j Smith as to the boundaries, he will be asked to set a date for an election j to pass upon the proposed bond issue I for construction. If Lyon Village and | Ashton Heights are left in district No. 2 and want sewerage It will be neces sary for them to form into a special zone and hold an election of their own, it was said. | HONOR SCHOOL GRADES. College Park Graded Building Leads With 93.8 Pet. Attendance. By fl Staff Correspondent of The Star. UPPER MARLBORO, Md., March 16. —With’an average of 93 8 per ernt the College Park Graded School had the best attendance record In Prince Georges County during February, ac cording to the monthly report of Miss Kathleen Shears, county attendance of ficer, made public today. Leaders In other groups, each of which received attendance banners, are: the Croome one-teacher school, the Plney Grove two-teacher school and the Baden High School. The Glcnndale graded and the Lakeland High Schools lead the colored schools. Thirty-four white and 15 colored teachers won merit cards for having perfect attendance records in their classes during the month, the report shows. SUBURBAN NEW9xI MAUD DRIVE ON TAGS DELAYED Employes Using D. C. Auto Licenses Warned of Arrest After March 25. ; Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., March 16—Al though several weeks have elapsed since Chief of Police Alvie A. Moxley gave I ! notice of conducting a campaign against residents of Maryland who operate for ;rersonal use in Maryland automobiles belonging to their District of Columbia | employers, he has deferred for another | week starting operations, he explained today, so as to give all interested ample time in which to comply with the law. Another week will make it a month since the Attorney General of Maryland rendered an opinion, at the request of State's Attorney Robert Peter, to the effect that the persons referred to are "owners" within the meaning of the au tomobile laws and should be required to obtain Maryland tags for their em ployers’ cars, if such cars are used by the employes in Maryland for their personal use, and Chief Moxley is understood to feel that March 25 should be the dead line. The chief of police has announced that, he will inaugurate the drive the morning of Tuesday, March 26. In similar campaigns heretofore mem bers of the police force have been sta tioned at various points in the lower section of the county on the principal thoroughfares leading into Washington, and the same plan will, it is stated, be followed this time. Council Meeting Postponed. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. CAPITOL HEIGHTS. Md., March 16. —lnability to obtain a quorum last night caused the postponement of the special S meeting of the mayor and town council | called to consider a possible loan of ! $2,500 to lay sidewalks in the com | munity. The mayor has called another special meeting for next Thursday night ! for the same purpose. I ALEXANDRIA. ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 16 (Spe cial).—With John M. Morris of New port News and Frederick L. Flynn of \ this city, grand master and grand j guardian of the Grand Lodge of Odd j Fellows In Virginia present, the nlne -1 tieth anniversary celebration of Po .tomac Lodge, No. 38, I. O. O. F., was held here last night in Odd Fellows’ Temple. Representative Louis C. Cramton of Michigan, past grand master of Odd Fellows in that State, was the principal speaker, while the address of welcome to the distinguished guests was de ! livered by Daniel R. Stansbury of this ! city, past grand master of the State lodge. Grand Master Morris made a i brief address. Irving Diener presided. The invocation was offered by Rev. Edgar Carpenter, rector of Grace Epis copal Church, which was followed by | the entire assemblage singing "America.” i A musical program was presented by Chick Godfrey, Woodville Brown, the Hawaiian Trio. Miss Ethel West and j the Two Black Humming Birds, well known radio entertainers. Benediction was given by Rev. Percy Foster Hall, rector of Grace Episcopal Church. Alexandria Tent. No. 2, and Alex andria Hive. No. 48, of the Maccabee* will hold their annual banquet Mon day night in Odd Fellows’ Temple with Rev. E. V. Regester presiding elder of the Alexandria district of M. E, Churches, presiding. Among the speak ers will be J. E. Turner, general super visor of the order in Virginia: William B. Severe, manager of the District of Columbia organization: Elliott F. Hoff man, Howard T. Colvin, Ashby Bladen, George K. Bender and others. A mu sical program will be presented. Approximately 1,200 persons have filed their Federal Income tax return* here, according to J. Sid Wiley, deputy collector of internal revenue in this city. About the same number made returns here last year. Marriage licenses Issued. By a Staff Correspondent of The S‘#r. UPPER MARLBORO, Md., March 16. —Marriage licenses have been Issued here to the following: John H. Ayont, j 24, a painter, of 3523 Thirty-fifth street. Mount Rainier, Md., and Miss Mary S. Ayont, 22. a teacher of 3521 Thirty-fifth street. Mount Rainier. Al len Charles Immick, 22. a chauffeur, and Miss Laura Virginia White, 18, a clerk, I both of Takoma Park. Md.