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HUNDREDS DEMAND SUPPORT OF JONES Caravan From Montgomery! Storms Annapolis With Courthouse Plea. BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY, stiff Corrrspondrnt of The Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 31.—Fired with a determination to get a court house for Montgomery County that would stamp it one of the most pro gressive counties in the State, and to put it in step with the development of the National Capital as the finest in the world in the matter of public buildings, hundreds of Montgomery County tax payers Journeyed to the Statehouse here yesterday and in the chamber of the House of Delegates listened to im passioned appeals of some of its silver tongued orators, and of some of its humble tillers of the soil, to State Senator Eugene Jones for favorable ac tion on the two courthouse bills. One of these provides for a bond issue to be added to one provided at the last session for the construction of a build ing befitting the dignity of the county and the other a bond issue for the purchase of the square west of the courthouse. The halls of the chamber rang with cheers and applause as Barnard Welch. Republican leader, told the Senator that Montgomery County was going to have its courthouse, because the coun ty was progressing so rapidly that no one could hold it back and survive. For the 20 minutes that he occupied the floor he kept the audience applaud ing almost continuously, with frequent outbursts of cheering. Dawson Makes Address. Thomas L. Dawson of the Republican county committee told the Senators that Rockville should be developed and known as the county seat, instead of being referred to as a suburb of the National Capital. All political faiths were represented. There were people representing business organizations, civic organizations, the farmers, in fact every phase of Mont gomery County life, including the women’s clubs. They all wanted to see the county continue to grow, they said, and those who didn’t speak voiced their approval of the remarks by prolonged applause at frequent intervals. It was a holiday in Rockville. The courts were adjourned and the grand Jury came in a body. The forces moved out of Rockville be ginning at noon, piloted by two motor cycle police outriders. Starting with only a few vehicles, the caravan, like a snowball, gathered walght as it rolled on until, when it arrived at the states house, the forces which flooded into the chamber packed the seats, filled the aisles. Jammed the wells on either side of the speaker’s rostrum and packed the galleries to overflowing. Senator ; Jones presided, flanked on either side by members of the Montgomery dele gation in the House, who are as a unit 1 in favor of the two bills. Jones Introduces Speakers. Josiah Jones of Olney, president of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, acted as master of ceremonies and in troduced the speakers, presenting, Wil liam F. Prettyman, president of the Bar Association of Montgomery County. Mr. Prettyman told of a recent visit to Western Maryland towns, in an exami nation of record-keeping systems for the courts, and said that in those towns, where the courthouses displayed dignity and beauty, they reflected the prosperity of the section and the investigators had no trouble in getting shown throughout them, but in other places where they did not have an adequate courthouse it was difficult ’to get any one to take them through. If people are to be at tracted to the county, he added, then provision must be made to provide fine public buildings, in keeping with the progress of the county. At the end of this year, he continued, there would be no place to store the rapidly increas ing flies, and pointed out that woman clerks are required to work in the most unsatisfactory conditions. The development of the county for the past 10 years has surpassed the most reasonable dreams, and he said it would continue. Stedman Presoott, attorney of Rock ville. told the Senator-that if the new courthouse is built, it will settle once and for all time the question of where the county seat would be located in the future. While there has not been anv agitation in the past, he continued it is not at all Impossible-for a movement to divide the agricultural and the su burban sections. He referred to the Federal Government’s building pro gram. Urges Amendment If Needed. Mr. Welch predicted that there would not be a person at the meeting of op ponents next week who would say that a new courthouse is not needed. The Senator was told by Mr. Welch that if he had any doubt that the money would not be spent wisely by those in the county government, then to amend the bill to further safeguard it, but at least provide for the court house. He said that if any one felt that any money had been stolen from the county funds, then it should be reported to the grand jury, now sitting, and that that was the only place where it should be said. Referring to the Farmers’ Bank <sz Trust Co. he said that it was a loyal in stitution, and that it would never stand in the way of progress and right in Montgomery County. Other speakers who occupied the two hours given to the meeting all urged the passage of the proposed laws, and some of them predicted that the county would pass the $100,000,000 taxable basis anywhere between one year hence and ten years. The other speakers in cluded: J. R. Spates, mayor of Rock ville: W. B. Armstrong, representing ' the Montgomery County Civic Federa tion; Mrs. William B. N. Brookes, presi dent of the Women’s Club of Bethesda; A. C. Wilkins, president of the Cabin John Park Citizens’ Association; Berry E. Clark, clerk of the county commis sioners; Donald DeLashmutt, Rockville, president of the Montgomery County Auto Dealers’ Association; Brook Gott of Dickerson, Willis Burdette, former Republican State Senator and postmas ter of Rockville; Mrs. Max White of Buck Lodge, Clifford Robertson, Rock ville attorney; Charles W. Woodward, attorney, of Poolesville; Mrs. J. W. Jones off Olney. Joseph E. Janney of Sandy Spring, Dr. J. W. Boyer of Damascus and Robert E. Bondy, representing the Edgemoor Citizens’ Association. CLINICS FOR CHILDREN TO OPEN IN SPRING Prince Georges County Schools Establish Health Centers, Start ing Next September. 3y a Staff Correspondent of The Star. UPPER MARLBORO, Md., March 21. —Arrangements for clinics for children of pre-school age to be held this Spring at the various schools in Prince Georges County were today completed by Dr. William S. Keister, county health officer. While the clinics are primarily for the purpose of giving a free physical examination to children starting school in September, younger children and in fants will be admitted. Two neighboring schools have been selected for each day s work, one clinic to be held in the first school in the morning and the other at the second school in the afternoon. SUBURBAN NEW?/ CITIZEN’S DEMAND PASSAGE OF COURTHOUSE BOND BILLS i V| i i rr- ■ 1 —r - —ZZZT"" | t l i p . . 0 . «v j |f fff ■<, Scene in the House of Delegates at the Maryland State Capitol yesterday afternoon when residents of Montgomery County massed to explain their views on the proposed courthouse bond issues to State Senator Eugene Jones. Below, J. Barnard Welch, who was one of the principal speakers. —Star Staff Photo. SCOUTS HUNT BOY REPORTED MISSING Student, Disconsolate Over! Mother’s Death, Last Seen Near Tech High. Special Dispatch to The Star. RIVERDALE, Md., March 21—Grief over the recent death of his mother and j separation from his Boy Scout comrades is given as the reason for the mysterious disappearance of 16-year-old Frank Ward, jr., who was last seen yesterday when relatives left him in front of Tech High School at Washington, where he is a student. The youth formerly lived here, but was recently taken to Baltimore to live with relatives, following the death of his mother. A widespread search began at noon today by members of his Scout Troop, 116, with' headquarters here, under the direction of Scoutmaster Jack Holliday. Holliday called his troop together early this morning and they were allowed to remain out of school to conduct the search. Young Ward has been journeying from Baltimore dally to attend his classes. Investigation at a hotel in Washington, where his father, Frank Ward, sr., connected with the Procter- Gamble, Inc., is said to live, revealed that the boy had not been there. The father left this momtng for Baltimore to visit the relatives with whom the lad has been living. TWO HELD ON CHARGE OF HITTING OFFICER Said to Have Knocked Policeman Who Arrested Them Os Cycle With Car. Special Dispatch to The Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va„ March 21.—Ros sor C. Crump, 30, of 307 Twelfth street, Washington, and Charles Donaldson, 43, of 1369 D street, Washington, will be anpigned in Police Court, before Judge William 8. Snow, tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock on charges of having knocked Policeman Wesley S. Snoots from his motor cycle Tuesday night and continu ing to Fredericksburg, Va., before being apprehended. Crump, driver of the machine In which the two men were riding, is charged with colliding and failing to stop and violating the prohibition law. Donaldson is charged with violating the prohibition law and carrying a con cealed weapon. The two Washingtonians, together with W. L. Gordon and Richard Travln, local youths, whom they picked up on Highway Bridge and were giving a “lift” to this city, were halted on North Washington street by Snoots and were placed under arrest when a small quan tity of- liquor was found in their ma chine and a pistol taken from Donald son. Shortly before reaching police head quarters. Crump is said to have swerved the machine suddenly, knocking Snoots from his motor cycle and speeding away. BRUSH FIRE CAUSES COLLISION OF AUTOS Man and Wife Injured, Woman in Other Car Escapes in Crash Near Laurel. By • Staff Correspondent of The Star. LAUREL, Md., March 21.—Mrs. Henry F. Wolfe escaped injury in a head-on collision on the Washington-Baltimore pike near the Laurel Sanitarium yes terday in which the occupants of the other car were injured, one seriously. Maryland State Police Sergt. C. E. Duckworth reported that Nathan Adler. Baltimore, driver of the other car, and his wife, who was riding with him, were removed to St. Agnes' Hospital, Balti more, where Mrs. Adler was found to have a broken leg and serious cuts and bruises. According to Duckworth, the accident was caused by smoke from a brush fire along the highway. Mrs. Anna I. Harris Dies. WESTERNPORT, Md.. March 21 (Special).—Mrs. Anna L. Harris, widow of Thomas Harris, died at Western Maryland Hospital. Cumberland, yes terday. Mrs. Harris, who was 68. was the mother of Morgan C. Harris, mem bcr of the Maryland House of Delegates. |EjS| Sunday WUv Excursions $3.50 Philadelphia $3.25 Chester $3.00 Wilmington AND RETURN Sunday. March 24 SPECIAL TRAIN i Leaves Washington 7.50 A M. RETURNING, leaves Philadelphia i Broad Btreeti 7.40 P.M., West Philadelphia 7.45 P.M., Chester S.OS PM . Wilmington 5.35 PM. t SIMILAR EXCURSIONS April 7, SI \ Pennsylvania Railroad THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. T). C„ THURSDAY. MARGTT 21. 1020. APPLE BLOSSOM PRINCESSES NAMED Eight More Girls Selected for Honor at Winchester Spring Festival. Special Dispatch to The Star. . WINCHESTER, Va„ March 21 j Some of the loveliest girls in Virginia are being appointed princesses of the queen’s court in connection with the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival here this Spring by State Senators, who continue to draw upon the young women's colleges for their selections. The appointment of eight additional princesses was announced today at the office of J. Victor Arthur, director gen eral. They were: Miss Elizabeth Lee Valentine, senior at Sweet Briar College, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Gray Valentine, Richmond, by Senator Edward R. Fuller. Miss Camilla Dunham. Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, daughter of Mrs. O. E. Dunham. Warm Springs, by Senator George W. Layman. Miss Sara E. Miller. William' and Mary College, Williamsburg, daughter of Mrs. Frank E. Miller, Pearisburg, by Senator R. E. Shumate. Miss Louise Carter Winfree, Gunston Hall, Washington, daughter of Mrs. Peyton B. Winfree, Lynchburg, by As semblyman E. Thurman Boyd. Miss Isobel Ferguson, St. Catherine’s jg The Rose - - The CLINTON ~ - The Puritan £ I CLINTON \ l|| A Plain Early American Design f ONE OF THE FAMOUS PATTERNS OF | I sterling Wilber If j lls'ir'-l. [ijow three of the famous Stieff Sterling Silver J $[ | ij ! patterns may be obtained here at the same low Sj; i I IJL 1 I prices. 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Harris & Co. f I F Street at lltli | S Jewelers and Diamond Merchants far Over Half a Century || m* «L School, Richmond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer L. Ferguson, Newport News, by Senator Saxon W. Holt. Miss Ethel Goodwin Perkins, daugh ter of Col. N. J. Perkins, Fork Union, by Senator N. B. Early. Miss Virginia Eubank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boothe Eubank, Dunns ville, Essex County, by Senator R. H. Stubbs. Miss May Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Baker, Columbia, by Senator S. L. Ferguson. - ■ • Elizabeth Bixler Buried, HERNDON, Va., March 21 (Special). —Miss Elizabeth Bixler, daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Bixler, residing here, was burled at Chestnut Grove Cemetery yesterday. She died early this week at the home of her sister, at Neetsville, Pa. She Ls survived by three brothers and two sisters. SANITARY SERVICE I URGED IN COUNTY Prince Georges Health Offi cer Outlines Need of Special Engineer. BY GEORGE PORTER. Staff Correspondent of The Star. UPPER MARLBORO. Md., March 21.' —The establishment of a sanitary in- \ spection service under the direction of a ! qualified engineer who would devote his full time to the work is seen as one public health needs of Prince Georges K « spection m j The county health A, officer handles such , £k cases as best he can In the limited time at his dls posal for work of Dr . Keister, that kind, but even after an insanitary condition has been improved. Dr. Keister declares, he does not feel he has accomplished a great deal, as it is impossible to properly fol low up the case to see that bettered conditions become permanent. A large number of the complaints that reach the county health officer’s attention involve alleged insanitary conditions on the premises of some neighbor of the complainant. Under these circumstances. Dr. Keister usually throws the responsibility of correcting the situation back to the persons in volved. Quite often complaints of this char acter reveal insanitary conditions in a whole neighborhood. The greatest difficulty in enforcing sanitary regula tions is encountered in newly-built suburban communities, where part of the population ls accustomed to mod em plumbing conveniences, and the other part knows nothing whatever of sanitary Improvements, according to Dr. Keister. The importance of securing a sani tary inspector for the county has been urged before the State Board of Health by Dr. Keister, who estimates the county’s share of the cost of such a service would be abount $2,500 a year. ——— t FOUR-MONTH SENTENCE GIVEN DRY VIOLATOR * First Jones Law Case in Baltimore Brings Jail for De fendant. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, March 21.—The first Jones liquor law offender to be ar raigned in Federal Court here was sentenced to four months in jail, with out a fine, when he pleaded guilty yes terday to three counts in an indictment before Judge Morris A. Soper. The prisoner was James Green, ar rested March 2 by dry agents near B!l --lingsly three hours after President Cool idge signed the new law. | 0. E. S. OFFICERS NAMED. | Herndon Chapter Plans Instal lation on March 27. HERNDON. Va.. March 21 (Special). —Mrs. Mary E. Middleton, worthy ma- j tron of Herndon Chapter. Order of 1 the Eastern Star, has appointed the following officers, who will be Installed March 27: Mrs Lydia Taft. Andrews, chaplain: Mrs. Mate Lewis Bradley, Adah; Miss Rebecca Middleton. Ruth; Mrs. NelUe ; Goode Ferguson, Esther; Mrs. Inez Mae | Gross, Martha; Mrs. Lavinia Harrison, i ElcOUsr Mrs. Lottie Meyers, warder; Julian Thompson, sentinel; Mrs. Min nie Mathews, marshal; Miss Mary Brockman, organist. R. L. SCHRAMM DIES. CUMBERLAND, Md., March 21 (Spe t ;al > .—Ralph L. Schramm, 30, son of i i c forge J. Schramm, whose back was ! broken In an accident on the Baltimore ; . L Ohio Railroad near West Newton. Pa.. I February I*. died at Mercy Hospital, | ; Pittsburgh, yesterday. ! Mr. Schramm was a supervisor of maintenance of way on the Baltimore ! & Ohio Railroad. He was a graduate 1 jof Massanutten Academy, Woodstock. Va.. a member of Ohr Lodge of Masons | ,] of Cumberland and of the Tall Cedars j I of Lebanon and the Scottish Rite or-. ganization of Pittsburgh. | Useful Pieces to J i complete the comfort | of the Home I 11 of thepieces thatyou see in Ml i| . this unusual store have a wealth of charm I mixed with their usefulness. And all of | I ■ them have the reasonable prices that I (I make W. & J. 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Daily Including Saturday *1 J I A Sloane Endorsed Merchandise Carries an Assurance of Satisfaction •> | | Charge Accounts Conveniently Arranged J I STTB'TTRTIX’tf NEWS."* VIRGINIANS ON LIST FOR ARMY PENSION 160 World War Officers Ap ply Under Retire ment Act. I ! By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., March 21—There ' is in Virginia a comparatively large number of World War offlcers who are eligible for compensation under the i emergency Army offlcers retirement act, it was said today by J. A. Nicholas. ; jr„ service officer of the American Legion and director of the World War : service division, State department of public welfare. The act provides for retirement for officers and three-fourths of the pay for the rank held at the time of discharge, provided the officer has 30 per cent permanent disability, it was said. Ap plications must be filed on or before May 24. Os the 160 offlcers who have applied for other forms of compensation. *6 have made applications under the emergency Army officers’ act, leaving 74 who have not applied. It is believed, however, that there are more than 74 offlcers re maining in the State who are eligible for compensation under this act. Numerous requests for information | have been received concerning another l provision of the World War veterans’ | act providing for the bringing of suit on I war risk insurance contracts in Federal 1 courts, it was said. May 29 is the final 1 day for filing notices of suit under this j provision. Easley Seeks Senatorial Toga. HALIFAX, Va., March 21 (Special).— i James S. Easley, for many years Coin -1 monwealth's attorney of Halifax County, has announced his candidacy for the | State Senate. A few days ago he re signed the Commonwealth’s attorney ship. State Senator M. B. Booker then resigned and was appointed to succeed Easley, who now aspires to Booker's seat. Four Hurt in Car Mishap. CUMBERLAND. Md.. March 21 (Spe cial).—Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hamill of Keyser and Richard Hughes and Miss Hilda Ritchey, this city, received bruises and lacerations early yesterday when an automobile in which they were riding overturned and was destroyed by fire on the Winchester road near War rior Run Bridge.