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COURTHOUSE BOND OPPONENTS RALLY Senator Jones Refuses Lee Permission to Speak at Montgomery Session. BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY. Stall Correspondent of The Star. ANNAPOLIS. Md.. March 28.—With A display of anger at Speaker E. Brooke Lee of Silver Spring, when the latter sought to make an announcement at a public hearing on the two measures pro viding increased funds for an enlarged courthouse project at Rockville. Sen ator Eugene Jones of Kensington re fused him an opportunity to have any thing to say to the delegation and sat him down. This episode sent forth shouts and cat calls in the dignified Senate chamber that brought scores in the corridors running to ascertain the cause of the disturbance. It was in the course of a hearing which the Senator had granted to cit izens of Montgomery County who were opposed to the two bond issues. After a couple of addresses had been delivered Speaker Lee. who with the other dele gates from Montgomery had been in vited to the rostrum to sit with the State Senator, arose and asked permis sion to make an announcement. Wanted Names for Paper. Senator Jones jumped from his seat, banged the gavel and said: "I don’t see why I should grant you the courtesy of making an announce ment here. It is my meeting and you are my guests. I move you out of or der.” The assemblage seemed to get much enjoyment out of the clash. Speaker Lee then wrote a note to the Senator and explained that he merely wanted to ask those present to put their names on slips, so that they could be printed in a county newspaper, as was done when the hearing was granted the proponents in the House. On this slip the Senator wrote "No.” Shortly after this men started pass ing around the slips and it was report ed to Senator Jones, who Jumped up in the middle of an address of one ofc the speakers and announced: “It has been reported to me that papers are being passed around here for you to sign. You do not have to sign anything here. I am tired of such gum shoe politics.” Louis Yost, jr„ an employe of the Speaker’s office, who had obtained about two dozen names, was rustled into a corner of the Senate chamber by those who had signed and the slips taken from his pocket. Members of the House delegation, in cluding Dr. George L. Edmonds of Rock ville, said after the meeting that they were at a loss at this attitude of the Senator, as when the hearing for the proponents was held in the House last week, the courtesy of presiding was ex tended to Senator Jones and he was al lowed to make as many Interruptions as he desired, and he did make a num ber to ask questions. Chamber Is Packed. The opponents packed the Senate chamber, as the proponents did the House. They jammed every bit of avail able space. The remarks of the various speakers were punctuated with yells and howls at frequent intervals as pointed verbal darts were leveled at the recognized leader of the Democratic faction in the county. They seemed to get keen en joyment out of these. While generally the speakers said that they were for progress in Montgomery County, they opposed the bond issues now pending for the reason, they pointed xijM\ \ series of personal talks \ by "ME" on c matter > go •% Successful V enture in greater volume through a Budget Payment Charge Service “always HTHIS store has never been an advocate of low-priced ahead A clothing—it gives men a wrong slant on clothes of the economy—too low a price always results in too short a BIG wearing service. PARADE” & We believe there are thousands of men in this town who have found this out but just simply feel that it’s too great a strain on the pay check to plank down $35, S4O or $45 at one time for a suit or a topcoat. We want all such men to trade here. Their trade means the volume busi ness we're after. And we invite such men to get in on our BUDGET PAYMENT CHARGE SERVICE PLAN That means you only need to pay 25% of the purchase down —charge the rest and pay for it in ten weekly pay ments or five half-monthly payments. It applies to anything in the store —it permits you the economy of quality clothing—the chance to dress as well as you’ve always wanted to at our regular cash prices. A Dignified , Desirable Charge Service of Deferred Payments f Money's Wurth or Money Bavh l'X l uriiL. -jr nr : ) \W% I IT Inc. < ( J&JBLUUIIHicImU ) \ioos Penna. Are. » tUA Peatma. Am/ k * a ... .»M ' - p i 1 'SUBURBAN NEWS. OPPONENTS OF ROCKVILLE COURTHOUSE PROJECT HAVE HEARING \ByHI Ht 2?r< ''&?:■-* kk mbb W«Mi J . i Scene in the Senate Chamber of the Maryland State Capitol yesterday, when citizens from Montgomery County apeared at a hearing held by Senator Eugene Jones in opposition to two bond issues for the courthouse improvement project. Lower: Mrs. Parker L. Weller, who was one of the principal speakers. —Star Staff Photo. out, that the taxes were too high and the people could not stand them. Al bert M. Bouic, attorney, of Rockville, and leader of the anti-organization Demo cratic faction of the county, took the stand that the matter of the increased bond issues should be put over until after an election, a matter of a year and a half, he said, when the people could go to the polls on the courthouse issue. He pointed out also that the delegates now were serving on a four-year term and that there never had been an elec tion at which the matter of the in creased expenditure of funds had been submitted to the people. John E. Oxley, attorney, of Rock ville introduced the various speakers. While he said that the people of the county were for progress, and said that those present were not there to fight j progress, they did want progress com patible with good financing. He said that bonding companies and financial experts have said that political sub divisions should not be bonded for more than 10 per cent of the assessable basis. While the bond issues for the county are below this, he admitted, he said that the bond issues in the sub urban district and in the sanitary dis trict are liabilities against the county as a whole, which put the Issues in excess of the 10 per cent. He said that this is a time of depression in the rural sections, and he did not think that any more indebtedness should be added to that already resting on the county. Mrs. Weller Speaks. While she said that she did not be lieve that there was a person present who would say that there was not a real need for a new courthouse. Mrs. Parker L. Weller said that year after year there had been an increase in the indebtedness and the taxes. She added further that there could not be any one present who did not know that the increased bond issues meant in creases in the debts which the people would have to pay. Mrs. Weller said that taxes in the lower end of the county, the metropolitan district end, had mounted year after year, and that people there were being forced into the rural sections. People, she con tinued, move into the county from the District of Columbia, and. knowing little about county politics, approve anything. She said they then sell their property for a profit and then leave the county and the expenses to be paid by the old time residents. She said that while they want a courthouse, “we do not i want a monument of stone and ma THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, T). C„ THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1929. sonry built for any one man in Mont gomery County.” Mrs. Weller concluded with the statement that many women of the county had asked her to extend their thanks to the Senator for standing up for right, not because he thinks so, "but because we think so.” In saying that she heartily indorsed the program of Senator Jones, Mrs. Jesse W. Nicholson of Chevy Chase said she knew that if there were fur ther bond issues the people in the lower end of the county would pay. While she said she wanted to see a new courthouse, she did not want it at the chance of increased taxes. Announcing that he was for adequate ! schools, good highways and a new : courthouse, George C. Shinn of Capital View said that a well-balanced budget also should be insister upon. He said, however, that responsible citizens had now stood up to call a halt on expendi tures. While he said that Montgomery County citizens wanted it to grow as a part of Greater Washington, with good roads, excellent schools and public buildings, it also wanted good gov ernment where the people rule. The residents, he said, oppose legislation by coercion, referring to remarks by Sen ator Jones that he had been threatened with political suicide if he did not ap prove the pending bills. L T rges Tax Reduction. Dr. William K. Butler said that the Federal Government was reducing its taxes and indebtedness and that the county should do likewise. He added that some of the expense should be left for posterity to shoulder. Mr. Bouic said that it was due to Senator Jones that the people were getting back their right to be heard on legislation. In the past, he said, they only learned or legislation several months after it was enacted. He said that his stand on the courthouse had been grossly misrepresented. He ex pressed his gratefulness to the repre sentatives in the House for their ef forts to build a new structure to pro tect the priceless records. Pointing oyt that those favoring the project had said they wanted more land, he said he understood Senator Jones was willing to give them more land, but that the difference was whether they were to take half a square or all of it. He then said that he was general counsel for the Farmers’ Bank & Trust Co., which occupies a site on recomputed the land which it is proposed to buy for the enlarged courthouse project, and that at the time the proposition for the enlarged project came up the bank had already entered into a contract for a larger buildinsr. which it was bound by ; until it was discovered that the charter ol the institution prevented it from hav ing such a building at the cost agreed upon. He contended that the question of taxation was the important one in con nection with the bond issues, and all he asked was that it be deferred for a year and a half until the will of the people could be ascertained at an elec tion. If the delegates are correct, he said, they will be re-elected. Sees No Need for Bonds. Also explaining that she was in favor of a new courthouse, Mrs. Dodge of Ta koma Park asked what had become of the surplus collected in taxes ■in the past year and added that she did not see any need of a bond issue. The • county, she continued, is taxed to the utmost limit now.' If Montgomery ave nue, in Rockville, needs widening, she went on, then the people of Rockville should pay for it, pointing out that if Takoma Park needed street improve- ffltif w One of a series by : 's:-*' •• America’s foremost j&jjjmmfX artists, including, HjnOf ' den Hayden, Neysa •; BjraE' T|L jfj The American home, J& i|p the world's highest §j Js& \J> standard, reflects the £ '' *■*/#s* *1 efficiency and artistry ! ; - ! T jlb J» a of the modem house «&• $ wife. Sheknows and ac " WijL, M cepts instantly the best Jr products for beautify \ ■ * ing Aer household. She * i NL |s* bathroom, enamel and - I porcelain. i . . i / ’v%* i MODERN... 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LYON VILLAGE, March 28 —The | Lyon Village Citizens' Association, meet- • ing last night in the Priscilla Room, at j Clarendon, raised SSO in cash and voted the payment of $l5O from the associa tion treasury to help defray the ex penses of zoning the county. In taking this action the association j is the first civic organization of the j county to respond to the offer of the board of supervisors to meet the citi zens half way In providing a fund nec essary for the work. The campaign for raising the citizens’ end of the fund is under the direction of the county Chamber of Commerce. The matter was brought before the meeting by Louis C. Carl, who was sup ported by Hiram N. Crichton, chairman of the city planning committee of the association. Speaking on zoning, P. P. Woodbridgc. secretary of the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce, pointed out that the proper kind of residential de velopment is oftentimes a more im portant factor in community advancc ! ment than industrial plants. ! Robert N. Anderson was re-electc', I oresldent of the organization. Others elected were Robert E. Freer, vice pres ident: I. C. Buchanan, secretary; A. A. Vaughan, treasurer; Mrs Robert Freer, assistant secretary. Dr. Perry L. Mitch ell and Herbert Smith were chosen as members-at-large of the executive com mittee. The entertainment committee an nounced that a card party would be held in April at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Groome Eareckson. ments the townspeople paid for it and got no aid from the county at large. Pleading for a vote against the bond issues, R. H. Phillips of Kensington said that the delinquent tax list of the county was a tragedy. He said that people were being sold out because they could not pay the heavy taxes on their homes Mrs. Russell McLean said that Sen ator Jones had a clear idea of what the people want, and Donald Bowie, jr., of Aspen attacked the bill which proposed a new road extending Connecticut ave nue from Kensington to Georgia ave nue. He charged there was no need for ; such a road, but it was to be developed for a land speculating syndicate. John W. Coffman of Takoma Park said he recognized the need of improve ments, but said he was for reasonable improvements. He said that instead of spending the money obtained by taxes i on the increased assessments, the peo j pie should be given the benefit by a mild ; reduction in the tax rate. He com j mended Senator Jones for what he said i was his stand in safeguarding the best ' interests of the county. Senator Jones announced that he was placing in the record a telegram from Walter B. Lambert of Takoma Park, a letter from Dr. Guy Clinton of the same place and a petition of 50 citizens op posing the courthouse bond issues. RITCHIE ROAD BILL HIT M ASSEMBLY Joseph Declares $4,000,000 Measure Is Designed to Aid Friends Near Here. By a Stall Correspondent of The Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md.. March 28.—Charg- ; ing that Gov. Ritchie's $4,000,000 State ! read improvement bill was a "distri- 1 button bill" to give his friends, includ-! ing those in Montgomery and Prince j Georges Counties, roads from the Fed- j cral estate tax which the State has j ignored for several years, Daniel C. Joseph, Baltimore, Democratic insur- ] gent leader, attacked the measure on ; the floor of the House yesterday. Two of the main provisions of the ; bill provide for improvement of a road, which would make a direct route from ! the Baltimore Boulevard at Laurel to I the Sixteenth street entrance to the I District of Columbia, byway of the | Columbia pike to Silver Spring, and j for the Rhode Island avenue connec- j tion, byway of Hyattsville, also from j the Baltimore Boulevard. Delegate Joseph A. Wilmer of Charles County, minority floor leader, also took | occasion to attack the bill, saying that I when the gasoline taxes were laid it was said that there would be no more j bond issues for road improvement. Mr. Wilmer charged that the State ] had lost the Federal taxes for the past three years because the governor was j so arbitrary on State's rights. Delegate Curtis of Baltimore, Demo- ' crat. said that it was one of the most | constructive pieces of legislation ever l put forward. He said that those who ; planned to offer an amendment to make Baltimore’s share one-fourth were j not, doing so for the benefit of the citv. but were doing it for the purpose of harassing the administration. Speaker E. Brooke Lee of Silver Spring said that Baltimore had less equity in this bill than any other piece of leg islation. because all of the money was being spent primarily for the develop ment and improvement of major trade routes leading into the Monumental City. EASTERN STAR INSTALLS. Mrs. Mary E. Middleton Takes Of fice as Matron in Herndon. HERNDON, Va„ March 28 (Special). —The Eastern Star chapter here in stalled the following officers last night: Mrs. Mary E. 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