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TRANSIT COMPANY WINSBUS FIGHT Intercity Motor Coach Denied Franchise for Burtons vilie Line. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, Md„ August 13.—Re versing its former decision granting the Inter-city Motor Coach Co. permis sion to operate a line of busses from the District of Columbia line to Ednor, Burtonsvllle. Falrland and White Oak, the Public Service Commission today revoked the fianchise and granted the application of the Washington Rapid Transit Co. to operate over the same territory. The application of the former com pany was granted by the commission July 13, and the order immediately brought forth a number of protests from residents of Montgomery County, headed by E. Brooke Lee, who in con junction with the Washington company, asked the commission for a rehearing of the case, which was held last week. The franchise granted the Washing ton company permits the company to operate bus lines over the Columbia pike from the District Line to Burtons ville via Linden. Forest Glen. Four Cor ners and Burtonsvllle. At the same time the commission handed down an order granting the Inter-City Motor Coach Co. permission to operate busses from the District line to Ashton, via Ednor, Cloverly, Coles ville and White Oak, with the proviso that no passengers could be carried be tween the District line and White Oak. The Washington company, through its attorney, George P. Hoover, said it had no objection to the other company operating over this route, which does not enter into competition with the lines of the Washington company and pro vides transportation facilities for a part of the county which is not served by any bus lines. SCHOOLS OF CHARLES COUNTY OPEN SEPT. 3 Teachers Are Named for Coming Term—Construction Project* Discussed by Board. Special Dispatch to The Btar. LA PLATA, Md.. August 13. —Septem- ber 3 has been selected by the County Board of Education as the opening date of the public schools of Charles County. The new $35,000 school building being constructed in the western section of the county, and which will be known as the Nanjemoy Consolidated School, will not be completed by the opening date. Arrangements will be made for tempo rary quarters for the classes untU the building is completed. Other school buildings in course of construction are: A $15,000 assembly hall for Glasva Consolidated School: a one-room school for colored children at Malcolm has been cmpleted. Plans have been accepted for a $25,000 consolidated grade school to be erected at Waldorf. Bids will be asked for this building In the near future. County Supt. F. Bernard Gwynn stated that teachers for several schools have not been named. With these for exceptions, the following is a complete list of teachers for Charles County: Milton M. Somers, R. H. Lee Reich, Mrs. Elinor G. J. Reich, H. Gertrude Ryon. Ruth Junkins, Ethel Graves, Elisa beth Chatham, Jane Gray. E. Neale Wills, Mrs. Charlotte Dorset, Marjorie Darnell, Katherine Stanton, Elsie Gray, Mrs. Nellie Emory, Theodore Davis, Miriam Chandler, James S. Duffy, Naomi Ryon, Elisabeth Bouchett, Eunice E. Burdette, Caroline Thompson, Margaret Frere, Mrs. Minnie E. Farr. Edna Wathen, Beatrice Jameson, M. Louise Albrlttain, Lucille Bowie. H. Virginia Mudd. Mary Keech, Agnes Hayden, Mrs. Alice Bolton, Mrs. G. M. Gardiner, Katherine Posey, J. H. Rice, Mrs. J. H. Rice, R. S. Floyd, Mae Coughlin, Mary A. Hudson, Leora Sherrill, Annie V. Brookbank, Mrs. Margaret Wellons. Mrs. Kathleen Ivine, Mary E. Farr, Madelin Kerger, Ruth Moon. Helen H. Queen, T. C. Martin, Mrs. T. C. Martin. Anna G. Haviland, N. Eva Turner, Edna M. Turner, M. Lillian Wood, Emily T. Mudd, Ethel Jones and the following substitutes: Mrs. Jessie F. Rison, Mrs. Edna Millar and Beatrice Hayden. p. o. sTof aTparley BEGINS AT MANASSAS Addresses Feature Morning Session and Parade Is Scheduled This Afternoon. •pedal Dispatch to The Star. MANASSAS, Va.. August 13. —The first executive session of the twenty fifth annual convention of the Virginia Camps of the Patriotic Order, Sons of America, began this morning, following a brief session in which President Scrivener of the camp here welcomed the delegates on behalf of the order, while Mayor Harry P. Davis brought good wishes from the citizens here and of Prince William County. Headed by a 45-piece band from the Marine Barracks at Quantico, a parade will be held this afternoon, in which the delegates, members of local organ izations and 4-H clubs of the northern section of Virginia will participate. This will be followed by an open air patriotic meeting, at which State President U. M. Bland and other State officers will speak, and tonight the delegates will be tendered a banquet. The sessions will continue through Wednesday. Last night a reception was held for the delegates and their families which was informal in char acter, and after the address of welcome and a response by E. E. Adams, State secretary, time was given over to a gen eral fraternizing and the enjoyment of refreshments. EAGLE HARBOR ELECTS TOWN COMMISSIONERS New Officers Will Begin Their Term of Office During Month of September. •pedal Dispatch to The Btar. EAGLE HARBOR! Md., August 13. An election was held here for five com missioners for the term of two years. The polls were open at 2:00 p.m. and closed at 0:00 p.m., during which time . 61 property owners voted. Those who were elected to the board of commis sioners were W. Braxton Wall, 59 votes; , John T. Stewart, 56 votes; Benjamin F. ■' Branson, 43 votes; Miss Luclle R. Shack . elford, 42 votes, and J. W. Hardwick, '‘4l votes. ‘ These commissioners will begin their term of office during the month of September. The town is a Summer colony owned by colored citizens. A referendum vote was held here July 13, which was in favor of the Incorporation of the town. A bill giving them the power to Incorporate was passed at the last session of the General Assembly of the State of Maryland. The com mittee named in the bill to hold the elections were John T. Stewart, John B. Anderson, Levi Woodson and Mrs. Mule Hardwick. • 5 .•-v . > - -..: \ * . ■*' : SUBURBAN NEWS. ■ I BABY SHOW WINNERS The photo shows successful contestants In the annual McLean Baby Show at McLean, Va. Upper (left to right): Mrs. Arthur Thompson of Vienna, Va., with her 6- month-old daughter, Luellle Marie; Mrs. J. A. Phillips of Franklin Park, with her 3-month-old son. Boy Eugene. Lower (left to right): Charles M. Stevenson of McLean, Blanche M. Corner of McLean, Ola Louise Young of Selva and Donald Emerson Ross of Virginia Highlands. —Star Staff Photo. STREET CONTRACTS DECLARED ILLEGAL Mount Rainier Citizens Bring Action Against Counoil and Road Firms. Br a Staff Correspondent of The Star. UPPER MARLBORO, Md., August 13.—Complaining that two contracts for street paving in Mount Rainier have been awarded illegally, two residents of that town yesterday filed an equity suit in Circuit Court here against the mayor and council and the road contractors. The complainants are Rufus E. Mllor. who describes himself as “one of the largest property owners and taxpayers in Mount Rainier.” and Henry J. Mul helland. Both claim, through their attorney, Charles B. Calvert, that they will be specially assessed under the road contracts between the town and Jarboe & Houghton Construction Co. and the Fred Loomis Construction Co. They also purport to bring suit on be half of all the other property owners and taxpayers of Mount Rainier. Counsel Makes Statement. Bird H. Dolby, corporation counsel, speaking for the town officials, this morning said he did not believe the charges In the bill of complaint could be sustained and declared that the suit would not In any way efTect the work on the streets, which when com pleted will prove a permanent and val uable asset to the town. The con tractors will continue their operations, Dolby said. The town will have to file its answer by the middle of September. Citing the final paragraph of the bill of complaint which states “the court will take judicial notice of the fact that only In rare Instances are the municipal officers of the town of Mount Rainier men of proper experience, sa gacity or of proper respect for well established rules of moral or legal re sponsibility,” the corporation counsel claimed “that is all the answer the town need make.” "That paragraph clearly shows the mental attitude of the man who filed the suit,” Dolby declared. “There is nothing In it but animosity. The statement la in effect a ‘knock’ at the voters.” In a bill of complaint eight type written pages long, the citizens allege that the contracts for the road work bring the indebtedness of the town to a sum In excess of 8 per cent of Its assessable basis, which Is In violation of the town charter; that the meeting at which the contract to the Loomis Con struction Co. was let was not conducted according to the mandatory provisions of the charter and that an act of the recent Legislature amending the assess ment plan of the town is unconstitu tional and void. Complainants’ Requests Listed. They ask: 1. That the court issue a temporary injunction restraining the mayor and council from borrowing any money or otherwise proceeding with the contracts with the defendants until the final de terminations of the other orders of the court. 2. That, If the court finds that either of the contracts is Illegal and void, their execution shall be permanently re strained and any payment under them enjoined. 3. That If the court shall find that the mayor and council have reached the limit of Its power to borrow money under the terms of the statutes cited In the bill of complaint, it shall enjoin the town officials from doing anything In connection with the borrowing of the money. The complainants review in detail the whole matter of making assessments in Mount Rainier. They claim that those made this year are Illegal, Inasmuch as It Is alleged the assessors made a lump general average assessment Instead of assessing each piece of property sepa-| rately. They further contend that the assessments did not become operative as to the road contracts, because the latter were executed prior to the time the new assessments became final. Indebtedness Angle Cited. Dealing with the specific sums, the bill of contyplalnt states that the 8 per cent limitation on Indebtedness at the time the contracts were awarded was $193,096.08 and that the outstanding Indebtedness of the town at that time, under the limitations of the act of 1927, was about $193,000, which, allow ing for a redemption, as provided by the act, would make an outstanding In debtedness, when the contracts were awarded, of about $173,000, and In ad dition there was an outstanding indebt edness under the act of 1920 of $20,000. The contract with Jarboe & Houghton was for $64,727.87 and that with the Loomis Construction Co. $60,210.60, ac cording to the bill of complaint. VIRGINIA MILITARY UNIT PAYS HONOR TO OFFICER Special Dispatch to The Star. LYNCHBURG, Va., August 13. Lieut. Col. Alonza E. Wood of this cits» of the 246th Regiment, Coast Ar tlllery,was elected colonel of that regi ment to replace Col. Rank B. Varney of this city, resigned. The election took place Sunday at Fort Monroe, where the regiment entered camp earlier in the day. Col. Wood, who entered the National Guard service here In 1916 and who 1 saw servir- overseas during the World War, Is to be the youngest Na- 1 tional Guuid regimental commander In 1 the service. Capt. Frank H. Morris of Battery C, Clifton Forge, was elected lieutenant colonel and Capt. Harry T. Adkins of Battery B, Danville, was elected major I In command of the Ist Battalion. |i • ■ ' \ . ■ . ' ■■■■'; THE Si \K. W ■’ *N. I). c, 'I ( V. *1 ” »:\ Vs>9. REACH AGREEMENT ON TRACK REMOVAL Work on Widening of Lee Highway Begins at State Bank. By s Staff Correspondent of The Star. ARLINGTON COUNTY COURT HOUSE, August 13. —An agreement with the officers of the Washington & Old Dominion Railway by Com monwealth's Attorney William C. Gloth and County Directing Engineer C. L. Kinnler last night made certain the complete widening of the Lee Highway, which had been blocked by the tracks of the railway company. By last night's agreement, the county officials brought to a close a con troversy reaching over a period of the past 18 years, but which had become critical only within the past few months. v 'Agree After Conference. The agreement was reached after a conference of several hours with J. C. Davis, president, and S. C. Bumgarner, attorney, for the railway company. These officials agreed to accede to the requests of the Virginia State Highway Commission and immediately move their tracks over for sufficient distance through the business section of Cherry, dale to permit the widening of the Lee Highway at that point. Because of the previous refusal of the company to move the track the contract for the highway widening car ried a provision that that section might be eliminated, and the work was to have started tomorrow from the west ern end of the Cherrydale business section and continue to Falls Church. Indicating that they were only await ing an agreement. State highway engi neers today started work on the lay out through Cherrydale and It is be- : lieved that their plans will be changed to start at the Peoples State Bank, where last year’s widening ended, and carry the project through to the point just beyond Hall’s Hill that was set by the Highway Commission as the ter minus of this year’s work. Gloth Comments on Agreement. Commenting upon the Importance of the agreement, Gloth pointed out that twice In the past suits have Ween filed to force the moving of the tracks, but In each instance have been blocked by the court. The first suit was filed when Capt. Crandal Mackey was com monwealth’s attorney and the second while State Senator Frank L. Ball held that position. Gloth today started taking testi mony in the condemnation proceedings against the property owners at the Co lumbia pike end of the Glebe road who have refused to donate a sufficient por tion of their land to permit the con-' tinuance of the widening and resurfac ing of the Glebe road to the former highway. ALEXANDRIA. ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 13 (Spe cial).—Otto Spreeman. 40 years old, of: 213 I ,* South Fayette street, was ordered j to contribute S2O a month toward the support of his two children, who arel now living In a Baltimore institution, when arraigned in Police Court here this morning before Judge William S. Snow. Harry Weber, 26, who escaped re cently from the State asylum at Staun ton, Va., was taken into custody here yesterday by Patrolman Henry Grimm when found walking the streets of this city. Mrs. Rebecca Sherwood, 60 years old, of 105 Prince street, died at the Alex andria Hospital yesterday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis which I she suffered Saturday. Mrs. Sherwood is survived by her husband, George H. Sherwood; one sister, Mrs. Mary Fear son; one daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Davis, and five grandchildren. Services will take place Thursday, but the ar rangements have not been completed. The Potomac Yard Bridge was closed at 7 o’clock for resurfacing and over hauling. The span will be closed for two weeks. Scottish Rite Masons of this city at tended a meeting of the Scottish Rite bodies at Winchester, Va., last night and discussed plans for the Fall re union which will be held In the George Washington Masonic Memorial Temple here in October. Percy E. Clift of this city, presided at the meeting last night. Local firemen responded to two alarms within the past 12 hours, being called upon to extinguish a blazing automobile on the 1200 block of King street last night and a chimney fire early today at a colored residence on the 400 block of South Alfred street. A meeting of Liberty Rebekah Lodge, No. 16, Independent Order of Odd Fel lows, will be held In Odd Fellows’ Temple tonight at 8 o’clock. FATHER FACES GRILLING IN DEATH OF BOY, 3 Br the Associated Press. MILFORD. Conn., August 13.—Peter Mlkenas, father of three-year-old Al bert Mlkenas of Ansonla, whose de composed nude body, bearing marks of foul play, was found In a marsh here yesterday, was arrested yesterday at a bakery In Shelton, where he Is em ployed. Police said Mlkenas is to be held as a material witness until he has been questioned thoroughly. The body of the boy, at first be lieved to have drowned during a visit to Walnut Beach here with his mother, had been sought since July 29. A life- 1 guard found the body two miles from the beach, t RITCHIE HITS BACK AT CUBE ATTACK Says Dry Promised Anti-Sa loon Votes for State En forcement Act. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE. Md.. August 13.—That he was offered the backing of the Anti ! Saloon League for another term by 1 George W. Crabbe, superintendent of i the Maryland /‘ague, U he (the gov ernor) woulfLyponsor a State enforce ment act, Albert C. Ritchie de i dared 10/*T statement issued yesterday. J made his proposition, the eovrjror said, in a letter to Joseph D. Brjr,r of Frederick during the last ses jwn of the Legislature. w Gov. Ritchie made these declara tions in a statement prepared in an ; swer to a speech delivered by the su i perintendent of the Maryland branch of | the Anti-Saloon League at Mountain i Lake Park Sunday. In that speech Mr. | Crabbe was reported as saying: "What Maryland needs most is a sober governor who will attend to the State's business. We should have a governor who will quit talking State’s rights and spend more time attending to the State's business. “Our opponents say the way to solve the liquor question Is to let the States handle the business. My reply is that a State which cannot build good roads and eliminate graft had better keep out of the liquor business " Gov. Ritchie's statement follows: "Crabbe has been lying about me for I a long time and I suppose my patience has encouraged him, but Crabbe was I A/ M* '+,£ *' v r ',. **• * W l " «£ / - - J • • itpj : / The Truth About American Spies 77re First Inside History of the U. S . Secref Service, Approved by the A, E, F, How American spies worked with the Allies . . . why was it necessary for the U. S. Army to spy on its Allies ... how base ball slang served as a secret code . . . how spy teams worked . . . the spy school ... all of these interesting and thrilling events are brought to you for the first time. Thomas M. 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V . * • _____ willing to stop his lies if I would sell out by passing a State Volstead act and thus become the tool of his organization and put on-the people of Maryland the cost and burden and the corruption which such an act would mean. “During the last Legislature Crabbe made the proposition that he and his organization would support me for another term as governor if I would back a State Volstead law, saying that In all other respects he thought I had been an excellent governor. He made this proposition in writing to one of the most prominent citizens of the State, Mr. Joseph D. Baker of Frederick, who communicated It to me. Os course this was not Mr. Baker’s proposition, and was in no way a party to it. He simply passed It on to me.’* “Os course I refused to sell out my convictions at any price, but if I had been willing to do it, Crabbe would have been for me today instead of lying about me. “I don’t think it is necessary to say more about Crabbe’s contemptible insinuation. “Every one who knows me knows that it is not true." HANNIS DEATH IS HELD * SUICIDE, FRIENDS LEARN Engineer Shot Himself, Instead of Drowning, Martinsburg Residents Hear. MARTINSBURG, W. Va., August 13. —John S. Hannla, 41, civil engineer, formerly of this city, took his life by shooting himself through the head at his home in Larchmont Park, N. Y., last Sunday, instead of being drowned, as friends here were first advised. Details of the tragedy were learned here yesterday for the first time. A brother. Prosecuting Attorney Herbert E. Hannis, who was called on learning of the tragedy, understood that the death was due to drowning. The police listed, the death as a sui cide. $9,800 in Securities, Dozens of Gems Fill Boxes Bought for SSO By the Associated Press. OLA. Ark., August 13. —Cheetel Law of Kingston, took a chance. He purchased for *SO three boxes sold for storage charges by the Pacific Express Co. Openlhg them, he found $9,800 in bonds, stocks and notes which are negotiable, and In addition, hundreds of valuable trinkets, rings, bracelets, some diamonds, amethysts, turquoise, cameos and minerals of some value. The boxes Law purchased were left at the express office 15 years ago by Charles Baker, a mining engineer. He left instructions to ship the boxes to him when he gave directions, but he never was heard from again. Little w r as know of him except that his wife and child are dead. ROBS SERVICE STATION. Attendant Is Bound by Unmasked Bandit, Who Gets $lO2. Special Dispatch to The Star. CUMBERLAND, Md., August 13. j Robert Knight, attendant at the Vang & Shriver service station on North Center street, was held up at pistol point early yesterday by an unmasked man, trussed with a heavy cord and the cash register robbed of $lO2. The robber went into the office and purchased a blowout patch for 50 cents, j He gave a dollar and as Knight reached | for the cash drawer to get the change j the visitor drew a gun, pulled Knight's! cap down over his eyes, bent back his arms and tied h m up. There is no 1 clue. I Si; K ( l\ H \ N N iiWS. WEST END MONTGOMERY PICNIC WILL DRAW 1,000 Hundred! Expected to Attend An nual Event, Scheduled for Thursday. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., August 13.—The annual West End Montgomery County picnic, to be held at Monocacy Park, near Dickerson, on Thursday, under au spices of the Community Leagues and Home Demonstration Clubs of the Barnesville, Comus, Dawsonville, Dick- . erson, Poolesville and Clarksburg neigh- j borhoods, is expected to be attended by | at least 1,000 persons, according to those in charge of the arrangements. The event will be featured by an ad- ! dress by W. P. Schilling of the Federal i Farm Board, but there will be numerous I other attractions, including boating, i bathing, fishing, base ball, a hog-calling contest, rolling pin contest, walking the chalk line, ladies’ shoe race, necktie race for men, speed ball for boys, dodge ball for girls and husband-caliing con test for women. The contents of hundreds of baskets j of things to eat v/ill be turned over to the supper committee, of which Mrs. Walter Butler is chairman, j John E. Oxley of the Rockville bar is | j chairman of the general committee of j arrangements. He will be assisted by ! many men and women of prominence i of the communities interested. ———- • Auto Injuries Fatal. CHARLESTOWN, W. Va., August 13 (Special).—Charles Jackson. 41, quarry j laborer, died at a hospital here of in juries sustained when he was knocked I down by a hit-and-run motorist near : . Halltown, this county, on a State high- j i wa” The driver of the car is not known. Jackson’s leg was fractured Loss of blood caused death. A cor-; i oner's inquest has been scheduled. ARLINGTON WOMEN GET CHARTER SOON Document of Business and Professional Club to Be Dis cussed Today at Meeting. ] By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. CLARENDON. Va., August 13.—The j presentation of the charter to the Buai j ness and Professional Women’s Club of i Arlington County, which was organized j early in the year, will take place some | time in September, it was announced today by Mrs. Albert H. Cohen, presi dent. The date was to be set and final arrangements completed at a meeting scheduled for today at the home of Mrs Charles R. Knott, 216 GarrLson road. The presentation will be made by Mrs. Laura H. Penn of Martinsville, president of the Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Womens I Clubs. Mrs. Cohen was prepared to make a | report at today’s meeting on the recent I national convention, which was held at Macinac Island, Mich., and which re i suited in two important decisions affecting Virginia. One was the re-election of Mrs. Gelinq Bowman of Richmond, as na tional vice president, and the other the setting of Richmond as the meeting place for the 1931 convention. The Vir ginia women are grooming Mrs. Bow man for the presidency of the organi zation and will make every effort to have her elected at that time. Passenger automobiles are glowing in popularity in Argentina.