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ASKS MORE AIDES Prince Georges Report Shows County Leads State in Gain in Trained Teachers. By a Staff Gorreapondept of Th« Btar. UPPER MARLBORO. Md.. March 28. —Need for additional administrative personnel is seen as one of the out standing requirements of the Prince; Georges County school system today, in the annual report of Nicholas Orem, superintendent of schools, .lust made public. The report points out that there have been 14 school house construction proj ects under way during the past year. Cites Numerous Duties. Citing this work, together with the financial disbursements attendant upon it. the superintendent of schools adds, •T isk the county if it is not too much to expect one man to look after the de tails of this continual building exten sion program, to see to the repairs of 120 school houses, to secure properly qualified teachers for 350 classrooms, to look after the finances of Prince Georges County’s biggest business, and to act as superintendent of schools all at the same time?” At the present time the school popu lation of Prince Georges County is the fourth largest in the State and enroll ment- figures indicate it is growing faster than any other, with the excep tion of Baltimore. Attendance Gain Shown. In Tegard to school attendance, Supt. : Orem notes that the percentage of en- | rollment in daily attendance has shown ‘ a gratifying increase” to 90.9 per cent and that the enrollment increased 353. The Board of Education s paramount objective of ”a competent, well trained teacher in every classroom” has nearly been attained, the report states. By following a policy of filling vacan cies only with normal school graduates, conducting extension courses in co operation with universities, requiring teachers rated second or third grade to attend Summer school and training teachers in service through supervis ors Prince Georges has added more trained teachers to its corps than any othgr county in the State. d. c. taxlcaFdriver IS HELD IN SHOOTING Speeding Charge Leads to Man’s Arrest in Green Gables ~ Case. By * Staff Correspondent of The Star. HYATTSVILLE, Md., March 28 Robert Bickford. Washington taxicab driver, was yesterday arrested as a Government witness in the Green Gables shooting case, when he ap peared in the Hvattsville branch of Prince Georges County Police Court to stand trial on a charge of speeding. He was arrested by Deputy Sheriff A. W. Hepburn of Prince Georges County and released in custody of Elmer Pumphrey. bondsman. Bickford is said by police to have bear the driver of the cab which last week brought Charles Wesley Poutra to Eiaergencv Hospital after the man had beep fatally shot at the Green Gables roadhouse near Suftland. Md. ’ ■ ' -- '' ' " ' \ \ / i ' *• ' Omr Strengfli Inspires Confidence With a foundation of thirty-nine years of sound hanking practice this institution has grown to he the largest trust company in Washington. The confidence of the thousands of people we serve contributed to this growth, as well as the effi ciently organized departments which are ready to i serve you. Every phase of hanking practice is carried on at each of our conveniently located offices. Commercial Trust Savings Safe Deposit Real Estate Foreign Exchange Departments T . V American security / » AND TRUST COMPAnV « II 15th and Penna. Ave. Capital $3,400,000 Surplus $3,400,000 BRANCHES: Central—7th and Ma=s, Ave. N.W. Southwest—7th and E Sts. SAV. Northeast—Bth and H Sts. N.E. Northwest—ll4o 15th St. N.W. ... WASHINGTONS LARGEST TRUST COMPANY * 11 SUBURBAN NEWS.' CELEBRATE SIXTV-THIRD WEDDING DAY s *. ) < Yesterday at the home of their son-in-law, Mr. Walter E. Brown, in Ken sington, Mr. and Mrs. William Miles Fowler celebrated their sixty-third wedding anniversary. Mrs. Fowler before her marriage was Miss Sophia Barnett of Lon don. England, having come to this country when a young girl. She met her hus band in Milford, Conn., where they were married in 1866. Later they moved to Brooklyn, N. Y., where Mr. Fowler was in business for 50 years, during which time he was president of the American Photo & Engraving Co. of New York, pres ident of the Fowler Bottling Machine Co. and president of the Liquid Register ing Co. Mr. Fowler Is a veteran of the Civil War and with hLs wife moved to Ken sington five years ago to make their home with their son-in-law and daughter, their daughter having since died. There are seven living children, twenty-two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. —Star Staff Photo. CHAMBER PLANS UPBUILDING DRIVE Prince Georges County Com merce Body Discusses Im provement Campaign. Special Dispatch to The Star. CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md., March 28.—Plans for a civic improvement campaign within its territory were dis i cussed at the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of the eighteenth election district of Prince Georges County in the Maryland Park High School last night. A suggestion to award prizes for the best kept premises in the Dis trict was adopted. J. B. Morrison, proponent of the plan, also outlined a constructive program for the upbuilding of the community. As the eighteenth district lies directly east of the City, of .Washington, the chamber, at the suggestion of L. S. Perkins, adopted "The Morning Side of the National Capital” as its slogan. T. Howard Duckett., chairman of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Com mission, and Irvin Owings, chairman of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, were invited to the annual booster banquet of the chamber at Seat Pleasant Thursday. A nominating committee was ap pointed by Thomas J. Luckett, presi dent. It comprises: J. W. Houchen, W. E. Anglin. John W. Dcdman, J. B. Morrison and W. D. Himes. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. TV C„ THURSDAY. MARCH 28.' 1929. APPLE BLOSSOMS MAY BLOOM EARLY; Favorable Spring Weather | Expected to Change Win chester Festival Date. Special Dispatch to The Star. WINCHESTER, Va., March 28.—A continuation of warm weather and rain would cause apple orchards of the Shenandoah-Cumberland-Potomac fruit belt to blossom at least a week earlier than normal, necessitating a change in date of the sixth annual Shenandoah apple blossom festival here. Near May 1 is the date formerly given. Officials in charge of the festival are communicat ing with authorities of the Weather Bureau in Washington, and are ad vised of any change that may occur in the weather. The Virginia experiment station dis closes that the temperature of the past week in Winchester district has been slightly above normal and that a con tinuation of warm weather would no doubt advance apple buds to such an extent that dates for the celebration would have to be set for the latter part of April. The dates will be an nounced two weeks in advance. Miss Lucye Edwin Porter, daughter of Mrs. Ruth Williams Porter, Nimrod Hall, has been appointed princess for Bath County and Miss Catherine Powers. Alexandria, was designated by State Senator Ball to represent the thirtieth senatorial district as princess. CAPITAL WOMEN OPPOSE ABAnOIR “May Find Other Products More Desirabfe,” Mrs. Chance Says of Plant. BY LESTER INSKEEP, Staff Correspondent of The Star. ARLINGTON, Va„ March 28.—The citizens’ protest committee of Arlington County today was notified of an exten sive drive that is being inaugurated by the Women’s City Club of Washington against the establishment of an abattoir in Arlington County by the N. Auth Provision Co. of Washington. The drive, which is under the per sonal direction of Mrs. Merritt O. Chance, president of the club and wife j of the former postmaster of Washing -1 ton, has already reached the point : where a conference is to be held at the Women’s City Club between the officers of all of the women's organizations in the citv as well as those of the Board of Trade, Chamber of Commerce and other trade bodies. May Call on Purchasers. Failure of the provision company to heed the warning of the members of the Women’s City Club, having a mem bership of nearly 1,600. may bring about some heretofore unforeseen re sults. Mrs. Chance said. “While we would not attempt to boy cott of the products of the company.” Mrs. Chance said, “It is more than pos sible that the members of my club as j well as many of the other women's clubs in the city, may decide that there 1 - ; O AVENUE at NINTH* **** mmmuti ‘ »_■* *v. m. to. tt -a TO.Tmnrrrz xxnrxxyr* * J-- -7fP™ I J^r- WrE^r' WUp 'i' wm^ The Fashion in Hats P-B Hat service extends further than sponsor ing quality. Real service is manifested in the ease with which you can adopt the ultra in style adapted to your personal becomingness through P-B indi vidualized proportions. Big shapes for the big man; small shapes for those who require them. j, P-B Special Hats $7 and $lO With one of America’s outstanding makers co-oper ating here is a remarkable Hat. Os fine texture; the smart shapes; in the soft pearls and tans. Fitting com fortably; befitting accurately^ Jt 1.1.1.H....1—... 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The Avenue at Ninth i NATIONMLYjb-l&OWN STOKE J ■ . wWm-rrrnnv p r.' gw v \r\i jfrrtru r/V/vJTu jZ7 rf\? u w vfr.u.iuon i i are other products more desirable to us than those manufactured by the Auth concern.” Would Find Products Undesirable. ‘‘While the club has not gone on record on this question, although it has most emphatically done so as regarding the establishment of the plant at the proposed location,” Mrs. Chance de clared. “I most certainly will find the products of the Auth Co. undesirable if manufactured in a plant erected so near the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Mount Vernon Boulevard and Arlington Cemetery.” The club has already mailed letters to all of the civic organizations in the city notifying them of the objection to the plant, but expects to work prin cipally among the women’s organiza- ! tions in an effort to prevent the matter ever reaching the official notice of the : board of county supervisors of Arling ton County. EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PUSHES SESSION PLANS District H Organization to Meet at Leesburg April 19 and 20. Speakers Named. Special Dispatch to The Star. LEESBURG, Va., March 28.—Plans are being carried forward by the pro gram committee of District H Educa tion Association for its next session to be held at Leesburg April 19 and 20. Among the speakers will be Harris Hart, State superintendent of public in struction; Dr. W. R. Smithey, professor of education of the University of Vir ginia. and R. W. House of Prospect, Va., president of the State Education Asso ciation. This association is composed of the teachers of Prince William, Fairfax, I Fauquier, Arlington, Rappahannock, j Culpeper and Loudoun Counties and 1 Alexandria City. BUS SUPPLEMENT MEASURE PASSED Lee Opposition Aids in Changing Bill to Give Lines Private Competition. I * T I By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 28.—De claring that general authority for own ers of private automobiles to take their ! friends to and from work along estab i lished bus lines would result in a break | down of an important and growing I transportation system. Speaker E. Brooke Lee of Silver Spring yesterday j attacked a proposal of the Allegany delegation to allow a bill legalising this ] practice in that section. This delegation wanted a general privilege, without the necessity of the people obtaining a permit, and Delegate Harris of that county opposed a bill then before the House which would grant to every one in the State the privilege by applying to the Public Service Commission of the State for a license, at a fee of $3. provided it was shown that there were no established lines to handle the traffic. The bill with this provision w r as passed, however, by a vote of 98 to 9. Speaker Lee said that Montgomery Countv, located on the edge of the Dis trict of Columbia, had the same prob lem as Allegany County. He said that busses were a new means of transportation, and they paid heavy taxes for the use of the roads, and added that the Public Service Commis sion had a responsibility to the traveling I public and in exercising it had been able SUBURBAN NEWS. ' to guarantee a reasonable schedule of public transportation, j On the other hand. Delegate Harris, who moved the tablirfg of the conference report, which was lost by a vote of 98 to 10. said that the bill was being thrust i down the throats of the workers by the bus companies. ... k **"' Shelton Adjudged Bankrupt. LYNCHBURG. Va.. March 28 <Spe- I cial). —Judge R. G. Shelton of the Am herst Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, a real estate owner In the city, was adjudged a bankrupt in the Fed eral Court yesterday. 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ANNAPOLIS, Md„ March 28— Mary land is to begin collecting its 80 per cent of the total Federal Government tax In that State on inheritances. The House last night passed the Senate bill, and it now goes to the governor, who will sign it. The fund to be derived from this source is to be used to pay for the $4,000,000 State road loan now pending in the House.