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.'671 B UTtB AN NEWS. BALDING LAW HELD ILLEGAL IN FIGHT Court Rules Mount Rainier Cannot Delegate Power to Committee. By « Stuff Correspondent of The Star. HYATTSVILLE, Md.. August. 15- Ruling that the building ordinance of Mount Rainier was illegal in that it attempted to delegate to a building committee powers vested by law in the mayor and council, Judge J. Chew Sheriff in Police Court yesterday grant ed a motion to quash the charge of violating the building ordinance against William S. Keys, Prince Georges County delegate in the State Legislature. Bird li. Dolby, corporation counsel for the town, noted an appeal from the opinion. Keys was arrested several weeks ago t>y order of the mayor and council after he was accused of remodeling a build ing at the corner of Thirty-fourth street and Rhode Island avenue northeast without obtaining a permit from the town. He did, however, obtain a permit from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Through his attorneys, Charles B. Calvert and Arthur C. Keefer, Keys first obtained a change of venue from the court of Robert E. Joyce. Mount Rainier justice of peace, to the county Police Court, and then assailed the legality of thp town building'regulations in a mo tion to quash when the case came to trial before Judge Sheriff. Extensive briefs were Hied by both sides before the court ruled on the case. Opinion of Judge. In his opinion Judge Sheriff said: "The mayor and council of Mount Rainier, is a municipal corporation, and its powers are those which have been expressly granted by the Legislature of this State. The Legislature, in 1918 gave the council power to regulate the erection and repair of all buildings and grant permits. "In pursuance of these act*, the mayor and council, in 1926, enacted town buildings regulations, one section of which provided that any person de siring to secure a building permit should make application to the build ing committee and submit certain plans. The section further provides that when application is made to the building committee for a permit it shall at once examine the plans and other papers submitted, and if these are approved it shall issue an order on the town clerk for the necessary permit.’’ Personnel Not Disclosed. Although the personnel of the com mittee is not disclosed by the ordi nance. Judge Sheriff's opinion points out, the ordinance attempts to vest the building committee with unusual pow ers. for it is within its discretion either to issue or reject applications for building permits without consulting with the mayor or council. "When public power or trust Is im posed by law or charter on a governing body, such power cannot be delegated to others," the opinion states. "So any ordinance is void which attempts to delegate a discretion which can be ex ercised only by the mayor and council. "The court holds, therefore, that the attempt by the mayor and council to vest the building committee with such broad powers is beyond their authority and is, therefore, of no effect.” Pole Percher Take* Post. CUMBERLAND, Md.. August 15 (Special).—Albert Stengle. 23. this city, yesterday at the new Cumberland air port began an attempt to break the world flag-pole sitting record. Ascend ing a 30-foot pole planted on top of the knoll, he seated himself in a chair bor rowed from his home. Stengle says he is going to stay up until he beats the world record of 23 days, established at Cariin’s Park. Baltimore, recently by "Shipwreck” Kelly. THE WEATHER District of Columbia and Maryland— Pair, cooler tonight: tomorrow fair; gentle northwest and north winds. Virginia—Fair, cooler tpnight; tomor row partly cloudy, cooler in southeast portion; moderate west, shifting to north and northeast, winds tomorrow. West Virginia—Fair, cooler tonight; tomorrow fair; slowly rising tempera ture in extreme west portion. Record for 24 Hoars. Thermometer —4 p.m., 99; 8 p.m., 77; 12 midnight, 73; 4 a.m., 72; 8 a.m., 70; noon, 78. Barometer —4 p.m.. 29.62: 8 p.m., 29.69; 12 midnight, 29.76; 4 a.m., 29.79; 8 a.m.. 29.87; noon. 29.89. Highest temperature, 91, occurred at 4:30 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 69, occurred at 6:30 a.m. today. Temperature same date last year— Highest, 87; lowest, 65. Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey > Today—Low tide, 11:05 a.m. and 11:13 p.m.; high tide, 4:12 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Tomorrow—Low tide, 11:52 a.m.; high tide, 5:03 a.m. and 5:32 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Today—Sun rose 5:21 a.m.; sun sets, 7 .04 p.m. < Tomorrow—Sun rises 5:22 a.m.; sun sets, 7:02 p.m. Moon rises 4:22 p.m.; sets 10:35 a.m. Condition of the Water. Great Falls clear, Potomac clear, Shenandoah muddy. Weather In Various CRlea. Temperature. <»;o •5 4|«« Jr M** m Stations. 3 E 5S s weather. • I r Abilene, Tex.... 30.03 98 66 Clear Albany. N. Y... 39.78 SO 64 0.08 Cloudy Atlanta. Ga. .. 29.92 90 62 0.04 Clear Atlantic City... 29.82 60 66 0.60 Cloudy Baltimore. Md.. 29.8* 88 68 3.34 Cloudy Birmingham ...29.98 92 60 .... Clear Bismarck. N. D. 29.78 80 60 Clear ; Boston. Mass... 29.80 72 60 .... Rain Buffalo. N. Y... 29.82 70 54 ....Cloudy Charleston. S.C. 29.88 88 76 0.08 Pt.cloudy Chicago. 11l 30 08 64 54 ....Clear Cincinnati. Ohio 30.04 76 54 .... Clear Cleveland, Ohio. 29.92 70 54 0.06 Rain Columbia. S. C. 29.86 94 74 .... Clear Denver, C 010... 29.94 88 62 ....Clear Detroit. Mich . . 29.94 73 82 ....Cloudy El Paso. Tex... 30.02 90 64 0.18 Clear Galveston. Tex. 29.94 9* 80 ....Pt.cloudy Helena, Mont... 29.76 98 70 ....Pt.cloudy Huron, S. Dale.. 30.00 78 48 ....Clear Indianapolis, Ind 30 04 68 5* .... Cloudy Jacksonville. Fla 29.92 86 76 0.08 Rain Kansas City. Mo 30.12 76 58 .... Wear Los Angeles.... 29.92 88 70 ....Pt.cloudy Louisville. Ky.. 30.06 76 56 ... Pt.c oudy Miami, Fla 30.00 90 80 1.06 Pt.cloudy N. Orleans. La.. 29.96 00 76 .... Clear New York, NY. 39.82 76 68 0.08 Clear Oklahoma City. 30.06 86 86 .... Wear Omaha. Nebr... 30.10 72 64 .... Clear Philadelphia .. 29.84 82 68 1.62 Cloudy Phoenix, Ariz... 59.83 104 82 .... Clear Pittsburgh, Pa.. 39.84 78 66 .... Cloudy Portland, Me... 29.86 64 58 0,18 Rain Portland, Ores. 30.14 64 56 .... Clear Raleigh, N. C. 29.84 90 72 0.01 Cloudy Balt Lake City. 29.90 98 74 .... Wear San Antonio.... 29.98 100 72 *... Wear San Diego, CaUf 29.90 80 70-.... Wear San Francisco. 29.90 66 64 4... Clear st. Louie, Mo.. 30.10 72 66. ....Wear St. Paul, Minn. 30 08 70 48 Wear Seattle, Waah.. 30.14 70 5« ~.4 Ptxloudy WASHED. W*!: 2»'*6 91 69 ftfeloudy t * FOREIGN. tt a.m., Greenwich time, today.) v, Temperature. Weather Londolt Enrltnd 54 Clear Paris. France 62 Clear Viennit, Austria 63 Clear BrrlinSJCeimeny 62 Cloudy Btockflßm, Sweden 56 Cloudy GlbraStr. Spain 74 Woudy ftNoon- Greenwich time, today.* Mortal (Fayal). Azores... 78 1 Part cloudy ' / (Current observations.) Hamilton. Bermuda 80 Part cloudy Sen Juan, Porto Rico.... 88 - Wear Havana. Cuba 78 gear •elan. Canal Zone 82 Clear AND THE CAT CAME BACK! [ LjV/ | * Albus, odd-eyed eat belonging to Mrs. C. L. Staples of Clarendon. Va., "came bark" last night to find that he had a successor In the form of Albinette. Mrs. Staples Is here shown attempting to persuade Albus, left, to make friends with Albinette. —Star Staff Photo. By a Staff Correspondent cf The Star. CLARENDON. Va.. August 15. "Albus,” like all dutiful cats, -"came back” last night, the green in his one eye of that color becoming even more pronounced as the monster of jealousy shone through at the sight of a suc cessor and his blue eye turning to a dull shade that reflected his feelings be cause of the end of his ventures. Following a frantic appeal to Sheriff Howard B. Fields by C. L. Staples, 74 Virginia avenue, to find his white cat, distinguished by the fact that his right eye is blue and his left green, a gen eral search of the county was made for "Albus.” Matters became a trifle complicated, however, when the “ice man,” whose name Mrs. Staples does not know, de cided that any white cat having a blue eye and a green eye would do. so he ORCHARDS ARE HIT BY HAILSTORM Heavy Damage Reported in Virginia and West Virginia Belts. Bpeclal Dispatch to Die Star. HARRISONBURG. Va., August 15 Timberville orchardists today were sur veying the damage done to their peach and apple crops by yesterday’s hail and wind storm. One section of the orchard region reports a 25 per cent damage to the crop, with the fruit shreadded by the hail and the trees tom. twisted and in some cases uprooted by the wind. In addition to the damage to the fruit, the wind uprooted the barn of David Holler and blew down his silo, and flat tened out a new dairy bam on the farm of Oscar Lohr. The rain of hail was confined to one comer of the orchard section and ex tracted a heavy toll from the peach crop which is now being harvested. Harry Garber s orchard apparently was the hardest hit. *50,000 DAMAGE REPORTED. Special Dispatch to The Star. MARTINSBURG, W. Va., August 15. —Crops in half a dozen orchards in Back Creek Valley, west of here In the mountains, running over a distance of 10 miles, were badly hit by a short, sharp hail storm last evening entailing dam age to peaches just ready for harvest, and maturing apples, reaching probably $50,000. Some of the orchardists had been preparing to get into their peach harvest today. Apples were pecked by the hail, but this damage will probably not be heavy. A number of points in the section re ported favorable rain, instead of hail, easing a serious drouth. A heavy elec trical storm accompanied the hail and rain. Peach damage from Shenandoah Valley orchards, in which local men are interested, also was reported. sf)£ §foermtg §fiaf XtyVERTISENEIITS lISiL HE * E Colliflower Art & Gift Shop—29l2 14th St. Is a Star Branch Office The quick way to supply a want at home or in your busi- VH ness is through a Classified Advertisement in The Star. Carefully worded and properly classified, it will faring your re quirements to the attention of practically everybody in Wash* H Copy for The Star Classified ftWri wm Section may be left at any of . The Star Branch Offices. ' There's one in your neighbor* hood. There are no fees in the connection with Branch Office ABOVE SIGN service; only regular rates are 18 charged. ’ * ' DISPLAYED BY ~ The Star prints such an over- AUTHOmZED whelmingly greater volume of ®'AR Classified Advertising every • BRANCH day than any other Washing- OFFICEB ton paper that there can be no question as to which will give you the best results. "Around the Corner" is t a Star Branch Office * ) THE EVENING 'STAB. WASHINGTON, D. C„ THURSDAY, AVGUST 15. 1929. turned up yesterday proudly bearing a, young cat having a right green eye and a left blue. The new cat was promptly named "Albinette,” in honor of her predeces sor, and was installed with great pomp into the family. She had hardly gotten settled, however, when two small hoys appeared at the door bearing “Albus ” He had followed them to a movie, they said. That dignified creature took one disgusted look at "Albinette.” who was occupying a place in the living room, and then retired to the kitchen in a huff, nor has he condescended to enter into a partnership with the other cat, whose odd eyes match his own when they are facing each other. Mrs. Staples believes, however, that she can effect a truce and has firmly made up her mind to permit no child ish quarrels between the two. TEMPORARY ZONING ORDINANCE PASSED New Law Requires Permits for All Buildings in Arlington. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. ARLINGTON COUNTY COURT HOUSE. August 15.—The Board of County Supervisors at their meeting this morning passed a new temporary zoning ordinance requiring permits from the office of the county engineer for all new buildings, whether residen tial, commercial or industrial, and for the repair or addition to any building, the cost cf which is more than S2OO. This ordinance is more drastic than the previous temporary ordinance which required special permits only for the erection of commercial or Industrial buildings, and was passed for the pur pose of protecting the county against undesirable construction until the zon ing ordinance Is adopted. As further evidence of their intention to curb the promiscuous erection of signboards, the board notified M. E. Church, realtor, and the Brumback Realty Co. to remove their signs now located at the intersection of Lee High way and Glebe road. Applications for the erection of signs in Jefferson district by the Morton Ad vertising Co. and the General Outdoor Advertising Co. were denied. At the request or the board the Rosslyn Gas Co. filed with the county treasurer a check for SSOO to guarantee the replacement in the condition in which they were found of any roads tom up for the laying of gas mains. The contract for the widening and reconstruction of Wilson boulevard was awarded to John H- Olcott, who al ready is working on the project, hav ing been advised previously that he would receive the contract. TRADE BODY MOVES TO GET GAS MAINS Steps Taken for Service in Maryland-North-of-Wash ington Area. Special Dispatch to The Star. SILVER SPRING, Md., August 15. Definite steps toward-obtaining gas in the communities known as Maryland- North-of-Washington were taken this week by the Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce when President John J. Dolan appointed a special committee to negotiate with the Baltimore Consoli dated Gae 98 Electric -Co., the Hyatts ville Gas Co. and the Washington Gas Light Co in an effort to obtain the lowest rates for an efficient service in this section. Because of reeent developments, offi cials and leaders of the Chamber of Commerce feel there is an excellent opportunity at this time to obtain an agreement with one of these three gas companies to extend their mains in this Forty Eventful Years « I >/ Forty eventful years have elapsed since the organization on August 15, 1889, of THE WASHINGTON LOAN & TRUST COMPANY. Its history has been one of steady growth and progress, of high and honorable traditions, of steadfast adherence to its policy and purpose to render reliable and complete financial and fiduciary service. * ' ■ The Company has endeavored at all times to deserve the confidence and good will which it has enjoyed and to which is due its present '* development of great resources and extensive facilities. % , I y /T President OFFICERS fOBN B. LARNIR , ’ President ' ANDREW PARKER Vice President HARRY O. MimC ARTHUR PETER % ■» t rice President and General Counsel . if ■ CHARLES H. DOING Viea President in Charge of Branch , MFQXflffr Jjji j| CHARLES R. GRANT Chairman of the Board fe=ii-Elg*sszs=r- • WEST END OFFICE NEW MAIN OFFICE Seventeenth at G F Street at Ninth * ' r. •' 1889 THE WASHINGTON LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY 1929 ‘ • rt 7%.. section and provide a* gas service at an economical cost to local residents. Favorable Attitude Seen. All three companies are believed to now look with favor upon extending their service into Maryland-North-of- Washington. . The Baltimore Consolidated Gas & Electric Co. has already extended its lines to Laurel, where the population is smaller and the general consump tion per square mile is less than in the Maryland - North -of • Washington communities. The Hyattsvlile Gas Co. has already made studies of the advisability of ex tending its feeder lines into the general Silver Spring section, and it is reported they are regarding this rapidly grow ing suburban section of Washington as an excellent field for expansion. The Washington Gas Light Co., en gineers also recently completed ’a survey of the general Maryland-North-of- Washlngton area, and it is known that for the first time they recommended the advisability of that' company ex tending its lines and mains in this sec tion. Previously this company had not regarded such an extension as profita ble and advisable. Agreement Believed Likely. Because of this favorable attitude of the three companies local business men believe that a satisfactory agreement is certain to be worked out with one of the three companies for gas service in this section. The committee appointed by Presi dent Dolan to negotiate with the gas companies consists of W. E. Smith. Maj. Philip D. Poston, Dr. L. N. Christie and E. Brooke Lee. CAPITAL VIEW SPAN TABLET DEDICATED Association Head and State Senator Speak at Bridge Exercises. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., August 15 —Under auspices of the Capital View Citizens' Association, a bronze tablet on the bridge recently erected over the Balti more & Ohio Railroad tracks, at Capi tal View last evening was dedicated in the presence of about 75 members of the organization and others. Phillip G. Wright, president of the association, was master of ceremonies. He delivered an address, and others who spoke were State Senator Eugene Jones, who was active in having the legislation enacted authorizing the con struction of the span, and County Com missioners Lacey Shaw and Downey M. Williams. All of the speakers referred to the Importance of the bridge, es pecially in view of contemplated road improvement in that locality, and the suburban news. probable extension of Rock Creek Park through the section. Bridge Cost $13,509. The bridge, which Is of concrete and steel construction, and which spans the track at a height of 60 feet, was erect ed at a cost of $13,500. and replaced a dilapidated structure that had been in use for more than 30 years. The funds were raised by a bond issue authorized by the Legislature of 1027, one-half of the cost to be paid by the Kensington precinct of Wheaton district and the remainder by the entire county. The tablet bears the names of State Senator Jones and County Commis sioners Benjamin C. Perry, Lacey Shaw, Robert L. Hickrrson. Clagett C. Hilton and Downey M. Williams and indicates that it was presented by the Capitol View Citizens’ Association. Citizens Hold Picnic. In connection with the dedication, the annual picnic dinner of the citizens’ association was held on the lawn of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Shinn. State Senator Jones and Commissioners Shaw and Williams being guests of honor. The grounds were lighted red, white and blue and the tables were also prettily decorated. Mrs. Shinn was chairman of the committee in .charge, the other members being Mrs. Bradley Van Hoessen, Miss Alice/ Jones. Mrs. James E. Malcolm. Mrs. Benjamin L. Vipon and Mrs. Robert W. Hambrook. - The City of New York has appropri ated SIOO,OOO with which to wage a war of extermination against the * mosquito. TWO HURT IN CRASH NEAR AMMENDALE Car Skids From Fairfax Road and Strikes Telephone Pole. Special Dispatch to The Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va., August 15.—Miss Edna Crandall of Fairfax and Phillip Trammell of Falls Church were injured last night when the latter’s car, driven by Miss Crandall, went off the road and crashed into a telephone pole on the Alexandria-Fairfax road near Ammen dale. Miss Crandall sustained severe euts on her right arm and contusions of her arms and legs, while Trammell re ceived a fractured knee cap and euts about the face. His machine was wrecked. The Injured were brought to the hos pital here by Thomas E. Morrow of $9 Sherman circle. Washington, and Miss Dorothy F. Sussa of 603 Bryant street northeast, Washington. A Hollander, one Jacob Van Hoff, has started a wooden shoe factory in the lowa corn belt for the purpose of sup plying American farmers who are adopting the sabots for wear in the fields. The shoes are made of willow and cottonwood.