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CITIZENS APPROVE NEW SCHOOL PUNS Revamped Program Calls for $380,500 Expenditure in Montgomery. BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY. SlaJI Currespondont of The Star. WOODSIDE. Md„ April 9.—Adop • tion of a new school site and construc tion program, passage of a resolution urging the county commissioners, to proceed with the building of the new - courthouse at Rockville, opposition to the location of any cemetery in the county until the completion of the park and zoning plan, and an attack on State Senator Eugene Jones of Ken sington, featured the meeting of the Montgomery County Civic Federation in the public school here last night. Although there were several refer ences to Senator Jones’ action on the bills in the Senate affecting Mont gomery County, the direct attack on the State Senator was instituted by Harry' M. Martin, Kensington, but he had not gone fdr when George H. Lamer. Rockville, succeeded in having this method ruled out of order, when he stated that while he was in com plete sympathy with what Mr. Martin was saving, he did not think that the federation was the proper place to at tack him, and particularly in view of the fact that the Senator was not present. Report Accepted. When the school committee brought In its report, with resolution and sought immediate action, so that it might be presented to the county commissioners at their meeting at Rockville today, President Barber ruled that it was ir regular, at the same time adding that he was not unfriendly. However, it was sent to the advisory committee, which immediately held a session, re ported that it was an emergency mat ter, took favorable action and the fed eration passed the program resolution and accepted the report. Detailing the cutting of the school bond issue, the report, which was de livered by Robert E. Bondy, Edgemoor, said that the committee "deplores the partisan discussion and action on this non-partisan matter. This action of the Maryland Senate means either in adequate, unhealthy and even unsafe schoolroom facilities for the school chil dren of Montgomery County, <jr an un economic procedure in acquiring school ground and sites unless the county authorities make available a portion of the $200,000 of the emergency coun ty certificates of indebtedness author ized by the 1927 Legislature. “Your committee believes that the county commissioners will agree that the children of the county have first claim on these emergency funds. It is the judgment of your committee that schoolroom facilities should have first consideration under the funds available. The proper care of our children in suit able rooms should have precedence over immediate purchase of ground even though the latter action is more economical than later purchase when values have increased.” However, the committee said tnat funds should be made available by the county commissioners for the purchase of lots now' held under option for the present Bethesda and Somerset ele mentary schools. Failure to purchase under these options, it was reported, would not onlv lose the option payments but possibly the ground itself, because of its demand for other purposes. It also-favored the securing of options on ground for proposed school sites for a period of two years, with authority to renew for not more than four addi tional vears. It estimated that these could be secured for about SIO,OOO. The program was worked out, it was reported, after a long conference with Dr. Edwin W. Broome, county superin tendent of education, and is as follows, j Details of Program. Acquisition of additional land and construction of a new r building for tne Chevy Chase Elementary School, $140,- 000; construction of additional rooms for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High, School, $57,000: construction of addi-1 tional classrooms to the East Silver | Elementary School, $30,000; construe- j tion of additional classrooms to the Glen Echo-Cabin John Junior High and j Elementary School. $30,000: enlarge-; ment of classrooms and assembly hall of the Sherwood High and Elementary School at Sandy Spring, $9,500; acqui sition of land and construction ol the first unit of rooms of an elemental y school in the Alta Vista section. $30,- 500; construction of a new building on the present site or on a new site, as may be determined, for the Colesville Elementary School, $16,500; purchase of furniture and equipment and for materials of instruction for schools. sl6 000; construction of additional classrooms for the Rockville colored school. $4,500; moving of a portable room from the Chevy Chase Elementary School to the Brighton colored school. $500; acquisition of land and moving of a portable room from the Chevy Chase Elementary School for a colored school in the Cabin John-Brick Yard section. $1,500; purchase of lots now held under option for the Somerset Elementary School. $7,000: purchase of lots now held under option for the Bethesda Elementary School. $26,600, purchase of land options or down pay ments for sites for elementarysehool in the Chevy Chase section, high or elementary school in an area to serve the Woodside-Forest Glen arm Four Corners communities; elementary school at Four Corners; elementary school south of Wheaton, and high or ele mentary school for Takoma Park, $lO,- °°This makes a total of $380,500, as against the provision in the bond issue as finally passed by the Legislature of $336 000. The original program of the federation, approved last January. to taled $381,446, in addition to the pur chase cf sites. Montgomery Legislation. J Bond Smith, chairman of the com mittee on legislation and legal action, gave a resume of the Montgomery leg islation before the general assembly, and the final action, in addition to re porting on certain State-wide legisla tion. He said that, notwithstanding the efforts of Senator Jones, it appears that the courthouse can be built this year, as approved by the federation. ' Dr George L. Edmonds, Rockville, chairman of the Montgomery County delegation in the lower house of the Legislature, urged the passage of his resolution reaffirming the stand of tne federation on prompt construction of a new courthouse. He said it was an emergency measure, because the com missioners would today consider their ( financing program. He pointed out that they had the power to complete the project from the emergency funds, and added that 90 per cent of the peo ple of the county wanted the construc tion -to proceed. „ , Mr. Martin then started his attack on Senator Jones, saying that he had ••pulled over the biggest fizzle ever per petrated by any legislator.” He told the federation that Dr. Jones had in formed him that the latter was op posed to any development in the lower end of the county, and gave as his reason that there were so many Repub licans coming in there from Washing ton that he would never be able to carrv the county at an election. He said that Jones had never increased the county tax rate 10 cents by any action on his part, and that the Senator had detailed to him how he was going to run the county and the Legislature would have to do what he said. Mr. Martin added that people from Wash ington proposing to locate in the county, asked as their first question if ' Jones was the leader, and If he was roing to stop development. 1 speaker Lee then detailed how wag sutiwiTan newssL, I : “- ■ PLANNING FLORAL EXHIBITION , Left: The Evening Star Trophy, which will be presented to the winning organization of the show, sponsored by the American Horticultural Society. Top: D. Victor Lumsden. Bottom: Dr. Earle B. White. proposed to acquire the land west of the courthouse, and to build the project as originally planned, after several dele gates had asked how it could be legally done. The proposed location of a cemetery in the vicinity of the Congressional Country Club occupied much time in the debate. Its advantages were ex plained by J. D. Woodrow, L. E. Poteet and Harry Martin, promoters. Mr. Lamar offered a motion in which he i urged that no permit be granted until the park and planning program was published. Speaker Lee said that as it was not known at this time where resi dence property would be zoned, or where parks or highways would be located, it would be highly Improper to permit the establishment of a cemetery which subsequently might be in the direct line of an arterial highway. Opposition to Cemetery. Considerable opposition was expressed to the establishment of a cemetery as a money-making scheme, when the pro moters said that only 10 per cent of the proceeds was to be set aside for perpetual care. Mr. Lamar said that when the park plan was adopted, then public-spirited citizens of the county could get together and establish a ceme tery, the entire proceeds which would be used for perpetual care. He said that the proposed site for the cemetery was the site of the first education center of Montgomery Coun ty, and he disliked seeing it turned over to a purely commercialized or ganization. After reference to the advisory com mittee, the latter reported It favorably as an emergency measure and it was unanimously adopted, j The federation approved the report of its committee on sanitation and public health reaffirming its action of ash, trash and garbage disposal, which was defeated in the Senate. The re port was delivered by Aubrey Carter !of Chevy Chase. It recommended that j the matter be kept before the federa tion until a satisfactory law is passed. The federation voted to meet next ! month at Bethesda. ARLINGTON BUILDING REGULATIONS URGED Need of Greater Restrictions Advo cated at Meeting of Glebewood Citizens’ Association. Special Dispatch to The Star. GLEBEWOOD, Va., April 9—The need of greater building restrictions in Arlington County were expressed at a meeting of the Glebewood Citizens’ As sociation last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. Robert Howell, in adopting a resolution appointing Mr. Howell as a committee to visit all property owners in the community urging them to standardize a minimum construction price of $5,000. There was a belief that with a uni formity in building construction in the county it would materially assist the> zoning commission in working out its problems. The association pledged SSO to Ahe Arlington County Chamber of Commerce zoning fund. A resolution was adopted instructing the secretary to send a letter of thanks to B. M. Hedrick, supervisor of this magisterial district, and L. C. Kinnier, directing engineer of the county, for improvements on Pershing drive to Glebe road. Plans were completed to hold a bake sale and festival on the opening of Pershing drive and the communities of Ashton Heights, Lyon Park and Ball ston and others are to be invited to assist in the celebration. Robert H. Forman, vice president of this association, who was recently ap pointed a member of the zoning com mission of Arlington County, was pres ent and spoke briefly on the benefits derived from zoning. a remarkable Travel bargain California and Arizona ./ $•7050 f w from Washington One way special chair car and coach excursion# To and including April 30th. / Fred Harvey station dining rooms and lunch counters will t ' save you money. Three fast Santa Fe trains to choose from—ffhe Navajo, Scout and Missionary. ! You are on Santa Fe rails "all the way”— comfortable —free reclining chair cars. Ask your local agent or address: «** • - _ O. C. Pillard, Diat. Pa*. Agent. Santa Fe Rf. JaSalta 101-SO2 Finance-Bldg., Fhiladelphia,J?a, \ RVtMii ' Phones: lUttenhe*«s Xt«t-5 THE' KYENTYh STAR. TVAHHIHGTOH. T>. 'C., TUESDAY, 'APRIL 0, 1920. t Birllis ami Deaths In Prince Georges* 1 i The following births have been re - ported to Dr. William S. Keister, t Prince Georges County health officer, . during March: » Morion and Aunes Fayman, Duley Station, } Charles and Jeannette Wyvill, Upper Marl -5 boro. bov. t Samuel and Edith Ellis. Upper Marlboro, ‘ b °Charles and Edith Noyes. Brentwood, boy. ; John and Clara McAvoy, Mount Rainier. °ciiarles and Ella Schneider, Mount Rainier, 1 b Edmund and Alberta Anelt, Mount Rainier. : b °John and Carrie Werter, Mount Rainier. bo WilUam and Helen Lynch, Colmar Manor, 1 John and Lena Haas. Mount Rainier, elrl. Thomas and Ida Richards. Westwood. elrl. 5 Eiuena and Margaret Suttors» Hyattsville. f b °Mosby and Bertha Thompson, Riverdale, |r J j-] i r Vincent and Jane Powell. Hyattsville. tlrl. t Ira and Esther Hines. Riverdale. boy. > . Charles and Alma O Lare. Hyattsville. girl. Otis and Catherine Dudrow, Hyattsville. f K‘ rl - „ . _ . Charles and Sarah Brown. Seabrpok. boy. i Perry and Mary Cowgill. Glenndale. Kir 1- 1 John and Martha Soper. Maryland Park. r Calvert and Catherine Windsor. Seat t Pleasant, boy. . .... *' Leon,- and Alma Laflerty, Capitol Heights, - boy. i Gilbert and Ruth Smith, Capitol Heights. Richard and Frances Hunt, Capitol Height*. - George and Eva Keefer. Capitol Heights. y * Leo and Elizabeth Fowler, Seat Pleasant. ciaude and Irene De Mar. Oxon Hill. bpr. , Lawrence and Sadie Williams. Cedarville, t boy. i Edward and Mary Nlesley. Laurel, girl. » Charles and Hattie Campbell. Laurel, boy. 1 Walter and Minnie Boswell. Laurel, girl. 1 R. J. and Alberta Herberson. Laurel, girl. . Michael and Mary Kraski. Laurel, girl. . Joseph and Blanche Fisher. Laurel, 'girl. ‘ Oscar and Cathryn Schooley. Laurel, girl, t Frank and Katie Owens. Laurel, boy. . Robert and Pearl Kingsberey. Laurel, boy. William and Marie Owens. Laurel, girl. Masian and Florence Moore. Laurel, bo*, t i William and Noncna Souder. Laurel, boy. Harry and Martha Miller. Clinton, boy. John and Bernice White. Clinton, boy. Buck and Daisy Thomas. Baden, girl. Sinclair and Margaret Hyde. Aouasco. boy. Harry and Nora Thompson. Mitchellville. boy. Walter and Blanche Carrlck, Mitchell- I villa, boy | Dennis and Edna Murphv. Landover. girl. William and Lilly Love. Landover. boy. Leroy and Mildred Peters. Chillum. girl. Ewing and Lury Gupton. Berwyn, boy. Alden and Viola lleiver. Berwyh. girl. Oscar and Lucy Tranum. Berwyn, hoy. ■ Christopher and Mary Bryan, Hollywood, bov. James and Della Busby. Takoma Park. boy. Robert and Cora Bettes. Takoma Park. girl. The following deaths have been re ported to Dr. Keister during March: Mrs. Mary Evelyn Pumphrey. 54. Takoma Park. Laurence T. Marlow. 47. Mulrklrk. ! Analon Ellen Jenkins. 14, Accokeek. George Robert Coombs. 45. Accokeek. I Kenneth Grimes. 10. Aquasco. Mrs. Sarah Ellen Mulliken. 88. Clinton. Attee Reed. 40. Laurel. Mrs. Frances A. Landing. 85. Laurel. Mrs. Catherine Miles. 71. Laurel. Melvin Mosinger. 47, Brandywine. ; Eugene Hock. 56. Capitol Heights. Mrs. Augusta Catherine Fahrney, 56. Hyattsville. Miss Ruth Irene Barr. 29. Riverdale. i Mrs. Annie Thomas. 73. Brentwood. Mrs. Ruth Louise Bladen. 17. Hyattsville. 1 Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Nicholls. 68. Hyatts ville. Mrs. Elizabeth Goldsmith. 53. Westwood. Mrs. Harriet Severance. 81. Mount Rainier. ‘ John J. Lyeelle. 83. Colmar Manor. » James Anderson. 85. Mount Rainier. Mrs. Sarah E. Crandall. 88, Upper Marl : boro. I Joseph Bauman. 70. Ritchie. E . ; ARMY OF CATERPILLARS - ; FILLS LYNCHBURG TREES r ; ) Special Dispatch to The Star. LYNCHBURG, Va., April 9.—Trees . of Lynchburg are literally covered with f an army of caterpillars, and the parks t department has started spraying with . arsenate of lead to eradicate the pests. ) George H. Reed, superintendent, re ports that the 312 Japanese cherry E trees given by the Kiwanis Club and • planted last Fall by the department are ■ all growing. Two of them which were ■ bitten off by rabbits during the Winter ; have sprouted stalks and are making progress. • STAR OFFERS CUP FOR FLOWER SNOW Garden Clubs and Civic Or ganizations Will Compete for Prize. Garden clubs and civic organizations within 30 miles of Washington will compete for The Evening Star grand prize, a handsome loving cup, which has been offered as one of the awards for the annual flower show sponsored by the American Horticultural Society. The show, an outstanding event for commercial and amateur flower grow ers, will be held in the main ballroom in the Willard Hotel early . in June jointly with the twenty-sixth annual exhibition of the American Peony So ciety. Arranging the exhibition are D. Victor Lumsden, secretary of the American Horticultural Society, and Dr. Earle B. White of Washington, promi nent amateur peony fancier, who is serving as general chairman of arrangements for the American Peony Society. Officials anticipate that the exhibi tion this year will surpass any held, because of the increasing interest in flower culture and the opportunity af forded for participation in the display of peonies. Tentative Date Set. A tentative date has been set, June 7 and 8, but is subect to change, offi cials of the exhibit said, so the dis play may come at the peak of the peony season. For the first time, the American Horticultural Society is ar ranging for refrigeration of plants. Exhibitors in distant cities will be able to send plants here in the bud several days before the show. In the competition for The Evening impossible" they said ..but here it is ... I. BAPIOIA cora ole radio set. ■'• Buy uith confljtnco tuktruyou $•• Alt dgm j-''•.‘ ■' ■ * ( - * RCA, General Electric and Westinghouse before to be had in a set at this price. 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Extreme simplicitv of control. 17 RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA Balanced selectivity and sensitivity never new tops CHICAGO ATLANTA DALLAS IAN Francisco Rd RADIOIA MADE BY THE MAKERS OF THE RADIOTRON 7. ' f , i nT Ss tT~~t HMi. : .1 Star grand prize, a system of point awards has been arranged to apply to the garden clubs and civic organiza tions. A first place won in any class, excepting the open peony classes for professional and amateur growers, will receive 5 points, a second place 3 points and a third, 1 point. The thought of officials of the exhibit is to make it unnecessary for amateurs to compete with professionals. Competition Rules. Competitors for The Evening Star award must be bona fide members of organizations for 1929, the exhibit offi cials have decided, and in registering for the show must designate the club or organization to which credit should be given in the e»nt a prize is won by the individual exhibitor in any class. Registration blanks for participating in the show may be obtained from Mr. Lumsden, 220 Fourteenth street south west, Room'3o7, or Dr. White, 1624 I street. A special exhibit for the clubs will be a complete unit showing a planting for a sun dial or bind bath. This class, designed for clubs with garden commit tees, offers an award of 75 points to the club adjudged winner. Living plants must be used and any type of dial or bath is permitted. Second and third places in this class Will be awarded 30 and 10 points, respectively. Mrs. John Ihlder of 2811 P street is chairman of a committee working out details in this class. The organization-winning The Eve ning Star grand prize will have its name engraved on the cup and possession of the trophy for one year. The first or ganization to win the trophy three times will be awarded permanent ownership. Officers of the American Horticultural Society are Frederick L. Atkins of Rutheiford, N. J., president: F. L. Mul ford of Washington, vice president; Mrs. Francis King of Alma, Mich., vice president, and Otto Bauer of Washing ton, treasurer. Harry F. Little of Baldwlnsvllle, N. Y., is president of the American Peony Society. A. P. Saunders, Clinton, N. Y., is vice president; W. F. Christ man, Northbrook, 111., secretary, and W. W. Cook, Clinton, lowa, treasurer. Call of Trout to Lure President Hoover To Jeremys Run in Shenandoah Park Special Dispatch to The Star. LURAY, Va., April 9.—Jeremys Run, famed trout , stream of this county in the Shenandoah National Park area, may call to President Hoover in many of his trips to this section. According to reliable reports reach ing here, fishing rights along tne stream, which is said to be the most abundant trout stream in this section of the Shenandoah Valley, have been leased by William E. Carson, chairman of the Virginia State Conservation and Development Commission, who secured .the Madison County rights. Chapman Mountain, on which is to BROOKLAND CITIZENS FAVOR NEW SCHOOL Marvin M. McLean Re-Elected President—One-Man Car Service Protested. The' Brookland Citizens’ Association at its meeting last night passed a reso lution favoring the erection of a new 16-room building for the Brookland School and elected officers for the en suing year. President Marvin M. McLeap was re-elected president at the meeting at Masonic Hall, Twelfth and Monroe streets northeast, and the following of ficers were chosen: Dr. George R. Ellis, vice president; R. N. Ashmun, secretary, and Elwpod E. Remsberg, treasurer. W. V. Lewis and Mr. Mc- Lean were named representatives to the Federation of Citizens’ Associations. A resolution authorizing the associa tion’s secretary to file a formal protest with the Public Utilities Commission in regtlrd to Jthe one-man street car service to Brookland was passed by the citizens following a lengthy discussion. *t- SUBURBAN NEWS* be located the President’s fishing lodge, is 8 miles from the Page line, while the headwaters of the Rapldan rise In this county. The Page County stream rises high ’ In the Blue Ridge and continues through northern Page County. It Is ■ only a short distance from the East ! fide Highway, north and south route ; through the eastern section of the i valley. i It has long been the choice of city i fishermen and is abundant with various 1 species of the trout. Its stock was 1 replenished several years ago and no need of restocking for several years to i come is felt. GAS METER ROBBERIES CAUSE ARREST OF TWO l Allen Anthony and Edward Webb Deny Charges of Taking Quar ters In Martinsburg. I Special Dispatch to The Star. MARTINSBURG. W. Va., April 9. Allen Anthony and Edward Webb are in [ custody here charged with having robbed a number ot quarter gas meters in cellars of Martinsburg homes over ; the past several months. Residents of one of the houses saw one of the men emerge from the cellar, summoned Dollce. and the pair were later identified by a striking red car, in which tney were seen to leave the scene. One of them showed coal dust heavily on his clothes, which police accepted as evidence he had scrambled through coal in some cellar. They denied the charges. —' The chief constable of Carlisle, Eng land, reports that there were fewer cases cf drunkenness in the city last year than in any previous year. 1 PROPERTIES SOLD FOR TAKES Most of Sales Made to County Commissioners &t Rockville. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md„ April More than 300 pieces of Montgomery County real estate, representing approximately $17,000 in State and county taxes due for the year which began July 1 last, were sold at public auction here yes terday by County Treasurer J. Forrest Walker. The sale, which was condueted by Rockville’s veteran auctioneer, William E. Morgan, who has officiated on such occasions for many years, attracted a large gathering. The bidding was not very spirited, however, and much of the property offered was “bought in” by the county commissioners. The sale was in progress more than four hours. The number of delinquents was some what larger than usual, exceeding the 1928 list by about 25. The law allows two years for redemption of property thus sold, 10 per cent Interest being charged. County Treasurer Walker stated after the sale that the State and county taxes collected by his office for the cur rent year totaled around $900,000, so that the $17,000 unpaid taxes was less ' than 2 per cent of the entire amount. - —■ ~ ■ - Mrs. Cornelia Cornett Bnried. HERNDON, Va.. April 9 <Special).— The remains of Mrs. Cornelia Cornett, wife of William A. Cornett of Herndon, who died in the Leesburg Hospital, were taken Saturday for interment at her former home, at Marlon. Va.