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BUSSES FOR TERM Prince Georges County Con tracts Renewed, With Two Exceptions. Bt * Staff Correspondent of The Star. UPPER MARLBORO, Md., August 14.—Settlement of most of the arrange* ments for pupil transportation during the' coming year and of several matters pertaining to school buildings and grounds was effected at the monthly meeting of the Prince Georges County Board of Education yesterday. With two exceptions, the board con* tracted with all the parties which fur nished transportation to the county pupils last year under the same terms as were in force previously. The excep tions were in the cases of the Bowie and Landover Schools. For Bowie the board contracted with Norman Beclcett to give transportation over a period of three years at $1,200 a year, the route to be followed having been recommended by the trustees of that school. For Landover the board employed Harry O. Mercer to transport a maximum of 45 pupils for SI,OOO a year. He is to use a glass-inclosed bus , capable of carrying that many children, which is a considerable increase over last year, when only 28 pupils were carried to the school. An offer of the owner of one-and-a half acres of land adjoining the River dale School, to sell the property at a reduced price if bought at once, re sulted In the board accepting the offer, the money to be supplied out of avail able funds. The land will be used for a playground. The board authorised the sale of, the old Meadows colored school for S4OO. The purchaser, John Broadus, Is to establish a church there. Requests of a delegation from Fair mont Heights for a new roof and im proved toilet facilities at their school Jed the board to authorise Assistant Superintendent J. Albert Miller to have the work done. Elmer L. Hatter, public accountant, was employed to audit the treasurer’s books for the year ending July 31. Arrangements were completed between the board and court officials to convert the petty jury room at the courthouse Into a school board room for use when the court Is not in session. FAIRFAX VOTE REGISTRARS ARE CALLED INTO SESSION Ballot Books to Be Purged After Laeking Revision for Many Tears. FAIRFAX. Va.. August 14 <Bpecial>. —Benjamin F. Nevitt, clerk of the Fair fax County electoral board, has asked the registrars of the 25 voting precincts in Fairfax County to assemble at the Court House, August 24, at 10 a.m., to receive instructions in the purging of the registration books. While under the law, the electoral board is required to purge the books at definite pe riods, it has not been done in tnis county since the new State constitu tion went Into effect in 1902. All of the books are in bad shape, with names carried of voters who died or moved away many years ago. This was revealed forcibly in the cam paign last November, when for the first time in years, there was sufficient in-, terest or contest in the November elec tions to warrant any general canvass of the voting lists, or any contested regis trations. New books are to be Issued for each precinct. A movement also Is on fqot to present to the next State Legis lature a bill for a general reregistration throughout the Btate. ( < •"'' '' 1 '"'• " ; • ••• At the helm of the great transatlantic fleet of the American Merchant Marine the •• f : Vr : ? %gßbZ«ii:&i: ' , ■ v >' x < -& : | <x ? • ji. r ':>• •••.^: :< j United States Lines and the American Merchant Lines—eleven splendid ships—is a • ••••' • It 41 ., * v . : ; .....'.',' /. .....j . ■■ • • •:•? •;••• ... new commend, that of a vast organized group of loyal, successful American citizens. y ' * Under Its leadership you are now offered a complete North Atlantic service flying the American flag. 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EDMONSTON, Md.. August 14. Plans for elaborate field day cere monies, to be staged on the grounds of the local public school, Labor day, September 2, got underway at a meet ing of the citizens’ association Mon day night. Mayor A. E. Boat was named chairman of the general committee to arrange details, his assistants being Mr. and Mrs. Oeorge Fenwick. Council, men Martin U. White and D. W. Lewis and Former Councilman M. M. Clark. Mayor Bost will later fiame subcom mittees for the various details. The money derived will be used for the laying of sidewalks within the corporate limits, and will be known as - the "sidewalk fund.’’ At the next meet ing of the mayor and common council. Friday night. August 16, that body will appoint a committee to work in con junction with the citizens’ association’s committee, and the Parent Teacher Association will also appoint a com mittee to assist in making the affair a success. Valuable prizes will be of fered for the various athletic and other events. A resolution was adopted calling on the State Road Commission and Baltimore A Ohio Railroad Co., to establish an underpass at the crossing over the Shepherd branch of the rail road at Wells avenue. A lengthy discussion ensude anent the deepening and widening of the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River as far north as the Northwest Branch, In the rear of the town of Blandens burg, and a resolution calling on the Senators from Maryland to use their best efforts in this behalf was adopted. Charles F. Luebener was named chairman of the publicity committee for the held day festivities. DETOUR IS ANNOUNCED. Wilson Boulevard Widening Causes Shift in Traffic. By a Staff Correspondent, of The Star. ARLINGTON COUNTY COURT HOUSE, August 14.—Due to the exca vation being made by the county and public utility concern in connection with the widening of Wilson Boulevard a detour for eastbound traffic from the courthouse to Rosslyn was today an nounced by the office of the county directing engineer. It is as follows: Turning right from Wilson Boulevard traffic will go by the way of Washing ton Boulevard, Alexandria avenue and Westmorland street, emerging st the eastern end of Wilson Boulevard at Rosslyn. Westbound traffic will be permitted to use that part of Wilson Boulevard which has not been torn up. j Although the contract for the widen- | lng of the highway will not. be awarded until tomorrow. John Olcutt, low bid der, has already started work. RITES FOR FIRE VICTIM. Body of Ottoway Davis of Alexan dria Taken to Chatam, Va. ALEXANDRIA, Va.. August 14.—The body of Ottoway Davis, 36, who was fatally burned In the fire at the Baker Motor Co.’s garage here early Sunday morning, was taken to his former home at Chatham, Va., yesterday. Funeral services and interment were to take place at Chatham today. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Homer L. Davis of i Chatham: three sisters, Misses Esther L. and Mary Davis, both of Chatham, and j Mrs. R. W. Smith of Charlotte. N. C . I and four brothers. John, Norman. James and Raymond C. Davis, all of Chatham. | TMijJ EVEjaittt* fci'AK, WAfeiii&ttTuM, 1). C., WEDJSEiSDAx., Altoloi 14, I^9. SUIT FORM FILED BY COUNTY Sureties for Late A, L. War then Asked to Make Good Alleged Shortage. Special Dispatch to The Star. FRONT ROYAL, Va., August 14. The ’ Board of Supervisors of Warren County has brought suit In the Circuit Court here against A. L. Warthen’s ad ministrators and the Aetna Casualty A Surety Co. of HalrtfortT Conn.; the Na tional Surety Co. of New York and about 70 individuals who are sureties on the various bonds given by the late A. L. Warthen to recover an alleged shortage dufe to the county of $81,542.14. The bill alleges that, beginning with July 21, 1921, ihe accounts of A. L. Warthen. deceased, as treasurer of War ren County, have been duly audited by the State accountant and reports made annually, and by final audit it is shown that at the time of his death Warthen owed the county the sum of $81,542.14. Appointed in 1915. A. L. Warthen was first appointed on November 3, 1915. and from that date to the date of his death he continued a« treasurer of Warren County. He gave various bonds covering hLs terms of office with individual sureties until he was elected on November 6, 1923. and on December 31. 1923. he qualified by giving bond in the penalty of $43,- 000 with the Aetna Casualty A Surety Co. as his surety. On October 1, 1927, the Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. insti tuted proceedings to require Warthen to give a new bond and asked the court to release it as surety, and it claims that on October 13. 1927, the court passed an order relieving it from anv further liability. The court then passed an order re quiring Warthen to give a new bond by October 24, 1927, and failing to do so the court passed an order removing Warthen from office. Upon refusal of the court to rehear its order Warthen took exception, and on October 31, 1927, the court suspended the order of October 24, 1927, and War then furnished a suspending bond In the penalty of $60,000 with 45 individ uals as sureties, in amounts ranging from SSOO to SIO,OOO. Warthen then applied to the Supreme Court of Ap peals of Virginia for a writ of error and appeal from the orders of October 13, 24, 25 and 31. 1927, with supersedeas, and it being granted. Warthen executed a bond In the penalty of $63,000 and on November 19. 1927, executed bond with 40 Individuals as sureties, in amounts ranging from SI,OOO to SIO,OOO. Potts New Bond. While the matter was pending before the Supreme Court, Warthen in Novem ber. 1927. was duly elected treasurer of Warren County for another term, and on December 31, 1927, gave bond for $60,000 with the National Surety Co. of New York aa his surety. In the present suit, and order of the court was passed on July 9. 1929, giving an additional 30 days to all defendants in which to file answers, and also re ferring the case to John M. Stack, com missioner of chancerv. of Winches ter, Va. On behalf of the county, the case Is being handled by John H. Downing, commonwealth's attorney of Front Royal, and former Representative T. W. Harrison of Winchester. The Aetna Casualty A Surety Co. Ls represented by Weaver A Armstrong of Front Royal, i The National Surety Co. by Harry I Kerns of Winchester, and about 60 of , the individuals being sued as sureties j have retained Walter G. Olmstead with whom will be associated ex-Senator E. H. Jackson of Front Royal and possibly i another attorney to be selected later. SONS OF AMERICA PARADE AT SESSION I 300 Delegates From Virginia Campi Attend 25th Annual Conven tion at Manama. Special Dispatch to Tht Star. MANASSAS. Va* August 14—The twenty-fifth annual convention of the Virginia camps of the Patriotic Order Sons of America was held yesterday, with more than 300 delegates regis tered. An address of welcome was given by Mayor Harry P. Davis and the response was made by National Master of Forms J. H. Patton of Washington, after which' the executive sessions be gan. The following State officers were elected for the year: W. P. Mangum, Roanoke, president; E. E. Adams, State secretary; A. C. Nelsen, Richmond, treasurer: B. R. Nunnally. South Rich mond. vice president; O. W. Pettltt, Stafford, State master of forms; Al gernon Wine of Stafford, State con ductor; N. S. Sacrey, Fredericksburg, State inspector; C. H. Wine, Manassas. State guard, and P. P. King, South Richmond. State trustee. At noon the delegates and members Joined in a parade, many in unique uniforms, headed by the Quantico Ma rine Band, and proceeded to the court house, where patriotic addresses and services were held in recognition of the dead of the order and particularly in memory of those who had made the supreme sacrifice for their country. Last night members of the order were entertained at a banquet given under auspices and for the benefit of the cMarches of Manassas. * 9 ■ . - FINDS FOUR FATAL CASES OF SLEEPING SICKNESS Baltimore Health Commissioner Confers With Mayor on Plans to Halt Spread of Disease. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE. August 14.—Four deaths from sleeping sickness here last month, caused Dr. C. Hampson Jones, health commissioner, to hold a con ference with Mayor William F. Broen lng yesterday, during which the mat ter of taking precautions to prevent the spread of the disease was discussed. Dr. Jones said that little was known about the disease and no specific pre cautions could be advised except a gen eral admonition to maintain one's health and not take any chances. Mayor Broenlng pointed out that if there is any danger of the disease be coming active the public should be warned. Dr. Jones replied that h-was In possession of no facts that would in dicate any unusual activity of the mal ady. FOUND DEAD FROM SHOT. Former Druggist of Harpers Ferry Ends Life on Hares Island. Special Dispatch to The Star. HARPERS FERRY. W. Va., August 14. —William L. Erwin, S 4, former local druggist, took his own life by shooting himself in the head late Tuesday eve ning on Hares Island, on the Shenan doah River here. He left no note or explanation. He went to a barber shop in the early evening, was shaved, and then went home to don fresh clothes. A half hour later his body was found on the island by two boys. He is known to have been suffering business losses. A year ago he under took unsuccessfully to operate a local hotel. He is survived only by his widow, whose whereabouts is not known. Au thorities held the case a suicide and deemed an inquest unnecessary. EDUCATION COST CUT $1.03 A PUPIL Prince Georges County Re port, However, Shows In creased Expenses. • By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. 1 UPPER MARLBORO, Md., August ; 14.—Submitted more than two weeks earlier than usual, the annual financial ■ report of the Prince Qeorges school sys tem, showing the educational work of ! the county has developed Into a half « mlllion-dollar-a-year business, was to day transmitted to the State Depart ment of Education by order of the ’ County Board. The report, which covers the year ending July 31, was given the County Board yesterday by Nicholas Orem, ! superintendent of schools. Salient features of the report include , an analysis of the coat per child, show , lng it to be 91.03 less during 1929 than ’ in 1928, despite an Increase In current . expenses of $26,000; a detailed account 1 of the receipts and expenditures, which, , when compared with those of last , year, showed a decrease In only one . Item, "general control," which was ssll less than the previous year. $579, #99 Net Receipts. 1 Total receipts for the year were $707,490.61. This sum Includes a bal ance on hand, August 1, 1928, of about $128,000 for buildings then under con struction, so that the net current re ceipts were approximately $579,000. State aid accounted for $175,157 of this total; $386,753 was contributed by the county; Interest on bank balance . amounted to $4,148: tuitions from ad joining counties, $3,007; Rosenwald fund, $4,050. and the remaining $4,000 came from contributions, sales and In surance. Expenditures were: For debt service, payment of Interest, sinking fund on bonds, etc.. $580.20; construction of ’ buildings, $17,977; operating expenses, $546,264. This leaves a bank balance of $67,438. However, all but $796 of the balance has been appropriated for the con struction of buildings, so that the lat ter sum ls the real balance. The operating expenses were divided among five chief items, by far the largest of which was instruction aerv -1 ice, which cost the county $427,731. Ill" «. <} Y>J Y / l«4 **4 Emfim* ky Tirrct-Amw —and Titrct-A rrtw in *v*ry pmrlt People went without cars While Waiting for This Pierce-Arrow! AN eagerness, rare in these sophisticated days, prompted / \ many people not only to order a new Pierce-Arrow Straight Eight on sight, but to insist upon turning in their old cars immediately. Disappointment in many cases was of course inevitable. The new Straight Eight is not a car to be turned out in quantity regardless of a natural desire to serve Pierce* Arrow patronage at all costs. Demand simply had to wait $2775 TO sß2o# 1 AT BUFFALO on production—in many instances, for months. . .... * ■ln purchasing a car frm Today sees this situation well in hand, however— income the average allowance with everyone who went without cars while awaiting on a good used car usually Pierce-Arrow delivery, now feeling well rewarded for the more tnan covns t ’ it uddal ... Pierce - Arrow payment deprivation. Some of the most favored models in the new Straight Eight line are on display today. G Tke NEW STRAIGHT EIGHT by PI E R.CE-AR.R.OWJ I*s Horaepower Engine • %$ Mile* per hoar * 133-inch and 143-inch Wheelbaae* Non-ihatterable Gka* * Fender or Bracket Headlamp* optional without extra charge '> 1 " .. ..•/ ' A. C. MOSES MOTOR CO. Distributors 1727 ConnecticutJAve. Potomac 0858 (all departments); • \ .: , ..- ' ■ . . -> .-v-.c- .» * $337,654 of which went for teachers’ salaries. The operation of the school plant, in cluding fuel, Janitor service, supplies, lights, water, etc., cost $46,230; main tenance of the school plant, repair and upkeep of buildings, grounds and equip ment cost $31,770; auxiliary agencies, such as school libraries, health service and transportation of pupils, amounted to $24,693 and general control cost $15.- 477. The latter item Includes the sal aries and expenses of the school board office. The total current expenses were $26,- 000 more than last year, the principal increase being $23,000 expended for 16 additional teachers. The “cost-per-chlld” analysis follows: For 6,776 children in average enroll ment in the white elementary schools the operating cost was $46.69. For 14,019 in the white high'schools the cost was $91.01. For 2,602 in the colored elementary schools the cost was $23.70. For 163 in the colored high schools the cost was $55.64. The total average for the county per child was $47.11, as against $46.14. The decrease is probably caused by an Increased enrollment for the number of teachers, according to Supt. Orem. Although the financial report is not, due at the State Department of Edu- j cation until September 1, the county! was able, through concerted effort of its office force, to compile the report considerably ahead of time. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS. Special Dispatch to Tbe Star. LA PLATA. Md., August 14.—The trustees of McDonough Charity School of Charles County have renewed schol arships to the University of Maryland for the following: F. Adelaide Gray, Margaret Wade and Margaret Graham ! Stone. Scholarship appointments are made for one year and renewed upon evidence of satisfactory work by the student. Misses Gray and Wade have completed the sophomore class at the college and will enter the Junior class in the Fall. Miss Stone was‘a freshman last year and will be a sophomore this year. The scholarships cover the regular fixed charges of the university, includ ing board, lodging and tuition. The trustees of McDonough Charity School Incorporated in 1807. Income ! from an invested gund furnishes the means for these scholarships. —— • Whooping Cough Epidemic Wanes. Special Dispatch to The Star. LYNCHBURG, Va., August 14.—The whooping cough epidemic here has been reduced to 129 cases, $ patients having been released Monday night. The dis ease caused 3 deaths here last month. There are 2$ cases of mumps. 2 of chickenpox. 1 of diphtheria and 1 of typhoid fever. * OiiUKL .. ,i .. .. ~o . FIRE DESTROYS BARN. SB,OOO lou of Dr. Ladson, Near Oakdale, Md., Partly Covered. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE. Md.. August 14.—Fire of unknown origin caused the destruc tion yesterday of a barn on the farm of Dr. Herman H. Ladson, near Oak dale. A large quantity of wheat, hay, etc., also was consumed, the total loss being placed at around SB,OOO, partly corered by insurance. The Sandy Bprlng, Rockville and Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Depart ments responded to the alarm and Edmonston & Co. □E=EE mcoiroßAßD **■■■■ .|P > too Broach Stores Carl M. Bets. Mrr. , ' <l2 13th St. A," Two Irresistible Bargain Tables U WOMEN’S SHOES- Aps qm L “ many styles, kinds and sizes, rk Xr\ Reduced to t MEN’S SHOES high- Qa* AN = grade footwear in many rk = model.. Reduced to E 'Edmonston&Ba ■ iir-r INCORPORATED rm nr m i ttit - No Branch Stores £ CARL M. BETZ, Mgr. 612 13th Street sTrJHr*. □=ia[==nru===]Bt==3EU=g 11 succeeded in preventing the flames from spreading to the dwelling and other nearby buildings. Several valu able calves and. colts were gotten froßi the building In aafety, by Dr. Ladson and others. Spontaneous combustion may have been the cause of the blase. . —■ S ■ - Three Enter Air Derby. SANTA MONICA, Calif., August 14 (JP)- —Phoebe Omile and Ruth Nichols of New York, and Margaret Perry of Beverly Hills, Calif., have entered the women’s air derby, which will start here next Sunday and end in Cleveland, Ohio. Nine previously had entered.