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BONO ISSUE ASKED TO PAY ANNEXATION $700,000 Proposed by Alex andria Manager to Cover New Territory and Other Costs. Special Dispatch to The Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 8 “An ordinance providing for a $700,000- bond issue was presented to the city council by City Manager Lawrence at the regular meeHflg held yesterday afternoon in the council chamber. The issue is principally to provide funds to repay Arlington and Fairfax Counties for public improvements in the annexed territory as ordered by the court, part of which territory already has been in i eluded in the city and the remainder .of which will be taken over January 1. it also provides funding and public im •provement bonds for the city. Tax Levy Proposed. The measure proposes that a direct tax be levied to pay the principal and Interest on the bonds, the interest rate of which has not been determined. The bonds will bear date of January 1* 1930. The measure will have to be taken up at subsequent council meetings before it can be acted upon. Mayor W. A. Srpoot, jr„ in a speech before th# council explaining the meas ure, said that the people of Alexandria did not realize the fine condition of tne city in regard to public debt. He said that the average debt of Virginia cities was 18 per cent of the assessed valua •tion and that Alexandria now has but 13 per cent indebtedness in proportion to its assessed valuation. Not more than one or two Virginia cities have lower indebtedness in proportion to their assessed valuation, he said. He explained that the bond issue Was largely to cover the cost of the an nexation of the new territory, and stated that after the new territory is taken in and added to the present value of the city, Alexandria would still be among the strongest cities in the State in so far as bonded indebtedness compared with assessed valuation was concerned, which, he said, is the only means of arriving at a comparison. $500,000 to Arlington. Os the total issue proposed, $500,000 will go to Arlington County as decreed by the court to pay for public improve ments in tne annexed territory. Ex penses and fees in connection with the annexation suit, including the amount already paid to Fairfax County by direc tion of the court, will take $61,500. The sum of $22,000 will go to funding the cost of the annex to the Parker- Grey School and to additional work on the Maury School, both items of which already have been completed. Grading, paving, repairing and improving streets, constructing bulkheads and culverts, in stalling fire hydrants, construction of * sewers and funding the outstanding ob ligations of the city will take $100,200 of the issue. Compilation of city plans of streets, highways, parks and districts in the present city limits and the new territories will take an additional $7,300. The remaining $9,000 will go to curtail ing the outstanding bonds and obliga tions of the Town of Potomac, located in the new territory, which the city is required to assume. School Election Deferred. \ The election of two members of the i city school board, whose term expires i December 1, was deferred until the < next meeting. They are Gardner L. ( > Boothe and U. S. Lambert. It is pre- , dieted that these men will be re-elected I ( without opposition at the next meeting. | j The resignation of Mrs. Mary L. Wattles, 1 member of the school board, was re ceived and accepted. It is effective at once, but a successor will probably , not be named until after January 1, and , some one is expected to be selected , from the new territory at that time. It is understood that the reason for , Mrs. Wattles’ resignation was that she is . not certain of remaining in the city. ( Application for erection of a gas sta- ] tion at the southwest corner of Wash- \ lngton and Franklin streets was received , from B. B. Ezrine. A similar applica tion asking for permission to erect a gas station at the southeast corner of Washington, and Franklin streets, made by M. E. Groomes, was received. l The sum of $BOO was appropriated for a gas main on Summers drive between Russell road and Junior street. An ordinance calling for the expenditure of $1,282.55 for repairs to the street sweeper was placed on its first read ing. City Manager Lawrence was in structed to order at/ once the parts necessary for the repairs. The sum of $l6O out of next year s budget was appropriated for advertising the city in the Northern Virginia edition of the Alexandria Gazette to be published January 1. Porch Permit Denied. t The petition of Robert F. Martin. 1005 Gibbon street, for a permit to 1 erect a porch in front of his residence was denied, as the proposed addition would encroach on the sidewalk. A communication from City Manager Lawrence regarding the gas works val uation that a previous appropriation of $l,OOO be increased to $1,500 was re ceived, buts no action was taken. The petition from 177 residents living In the neighborhood of the power plant ot the Virginia Public Service Co. lo cated at the foot of Wolfe and Wilkes streets, asking council to take imme diate action to remedy a smoke nui sance from the plant was received. Mayor Smoot told of a conference he had with officials of the company two W’eeks ago, during which they advised him that smoke arresters had been or dered for all smoke stacks and that they would be placed in position as scon as they arrived. The council decided to wait until these arresters were placed before deciding whether or not further action was necessary. Application from the Shell Er#rn Petroleum Products, Inc., for permis sion to install a gasoline and oil bulk storage and distributing plant on the I square bounded by Fairfax, Madison. Lee and Montgomery streets, was also received. Action on the application was deferred until the council could satisfy Itself on several points in connection with the proposed plant and until the site could be inspected. FUNERAL RITES HELD. \ George W. Thompson, Retired Farmer, Buried at Glenwood. Special Dispatch to The Star. CLINTON. Md.. November B—Fu neral services for George W. Thompson. 79. retired Maryland farmer, who died Tuesday at the residence of his son, M. E. Thompson, 4100 Fifth street, were . held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the residence. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Thompson was born in Clinton, Md., where he was engaged in farming for over a half century. Obliged to retire four years ago following a serious accident, Mr. Thompson came to Wash ington and entered the home of his son, M. E. Thompson, where he was resid ing at the time of his death. He is survived by three sons, Marcellus E., Allie Cross and P. G. Thompson, and a daughter, Adlie Thompson. Jockey Dies of Injuries. Special Dispatch to The Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va., November B. John Henry Statem, 19, colored, jockey k and exercise boy for the Ziegler farms w of Middleburg, Va., who was injured Tuesday night when an automobile in which he was riding with four other jockeys was in collision with another machine in Fairfax County, Va., died at the Alexandria Hospital early this morning from a punctured lung His hTnc was pt W ;> Si a IT. C. SUBURBAN NEWS. BOCK CREEK PARK FUNS PROGRESS Montgomery County Planners to Take Up Land Pol icy Soon. BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY, Staff Correspondent of The Star. SLIGO, Md., November B.—Develop ment of a policy to be followed in the proposed acquisition of lands for the establishment of Rock Creek Park in Montgomery County between the Dis trict of Columbia Line and Garrett Park will be undertaken by the Mont gomery County members of the Mary land-National Capital Park and Plan ning Commission within a short time. The proposed taking lines of the park have been laid down under the direc tion of Irving C. Root, chief engineer of the Planning Commission, and the map was presented to the ‘body at a meeting last night. It was promptly referred to a committee consisting of the Montgomery members of the body for consideration and report in the near future. Surveys Completed. Survey parties, which have been work ing in the valley for the past several months, nave completed the task of staking out the proposed park lines so that members of the commission and property owners may visualize the new park area. It is the hope of those fostering the park that most of the property owners will dedicate the land, and thus save much of the expense which would be involved should it be necessary to pur chase it It was said that several of the owners already have indicated their willingness to give parcels of their prop erty, realizing that the establishment of the park will increase the value of their other holdings. The total acreage which will be re quired for the proposed new park, it is said, is 674. It was pointed out that if the land is quickly acquired and the work of improving it is started prompt ly the flood hazard in this area would be materially reduced. The commission voted a favorable report on the application of Charles W. Balenger for a rezoning of a parcel of land at Bryn Mawr avenue and Conduit roacL in Glen Echo for the purpose of constructing a store. This application had previously been turned down by the commission. Street Extension Approved. A plan for the extension of Elm street in Bethesda, to give that high way an opening to Wisconsin avenue was approved by the commission. W. G. Counselmen has before the commission an application for the construction of a store on the property which lies in the bed of the proposed street exten sion. The commission has withheld the approval of this construction be cause it did not want a building to be placed in the line of a proposed street, and it was said that efforts would be made to have the applicant change his plans to provide for the building on another part of the property. The plan submitted to and approved by the commission provides for a street 55 feet wide for a distance of 139 feet, entirely through the property of Mr. Counselmen. The proposal to construct the store, it is said, has met with con siderable opposition from the residents of Elm street, who are said to have pointed out that if allowed would for ever exclude them from obtaining a di rect connection with Wisconsin avenue. The w'hole matter has now been re ferred to the Montgomery County com missioners and it was indicated that unless the land can be purchased at a reasonable figure that it will be con demned. The commission approved an appli cation of the Wardman Corporation for a rezoning from residential to commer cial of several parcels of land on the Landover road in Cheverly. It was said that the corporation proposes to con struct a block of stores on this property. ALL-AGE STAKE RUN IN FIELD TRIALS HUNT Too Many Foxes Spoil Sport and Split Hounds— One Chase Proves Thriller. Special Dispatch to The Btar. ROCKVILLE, Md., November B.— The running of the all-age stake, which be gan yesterday in the Lay Hill neigh borhood, in the annual field trials of the Maryland Fox Hunters’ Associa tion, was resumed this morning in the 'Potomac section, where more than 60 hounds were cast at an early hour, with something like a hundsed huntsmen in attendance. Too many foxes “spoiled the broth,” so to speak, so far as the running yes terday was concerned. That, at least, wes the reason assigned by some of the veterans why the sport was not quite up to the mark, but it was also thought that the trailing conditions were not of the best, causing the foxes? in the language of the huntsmen, to “lose their scent/' Several chases were enjoyed, how ever, yesterday, one, which lasted more than half an hour, being quite a thriller. At one stage of the sport three foxes were being chased at one time, mean ing, of course, that the pack of dogs was badly split. Although 65 hounds participated, a fox was neither cap tured nor “run in,” and the day was generally regarded as somewhat dis appointing. The annual bench show will be held at the fair grounds here this afternoon following the day’s hunt. JAILED IN GAME. Annapolis Vaudeville Entertainer Sentenced by Baltimore Judge. Specie.l Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, November B.—Robert Perry, colored, Annapolis vaudeville en tertainer, was sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Soper in Federal Court yesterday on charges of using thf malls with a scheme to defraud. Perry was arrested after he was said to have written a letter to a printer on a local newspaper offering to split his profits if the printer would set up the daily clearing house balance to con form with those Perry held in a “num ber game” lottery. .The printer turned the letter over to postal authorities. Judge Soper deplored the new form of betting, but said that except in cases . where the mails were used it was the business of the State, not the Federal Government, to put it down. VOTE IS COUNTED. Special Dispatch to The Star. FAIRFAX, Va., November B.—The board of canvassers met yesterday at the courthouse to officially count the votes cast in Fairfax County on Tues day and certify the results. A total of 3,683 ballots were cast, of which 39 were totally void. A very large addi tional number, of which no official rec ord was kept, were void for one or more candidates. Pollard received 1,523 votes. Brown 1,725, Rowe 5, Kafka 6. Price 1,757, Jones 1,766, Saunders 1,715, Berkeley 1,791, Hall 1,549, Freeman 1,788, Hut chison 167. One vote was cast for Lewis Oliver for member of the House of Delegates, the name of this former local Democrat, who is now a leader of the anti-Smith party, being written in on the ballot. This vote is somewhat smaller than that cast last year. THE EVENDTG STAR, WAgHIKtyrCW.- ~D. U., TBfTDAT. TVOTEMKEIT 3. T 029. Library Advocate | / ' V N. I/ \ \ f 4 , •, - • J|P | y^ PROF, ORMOND STONE Os Centerville, Va., brother of the late Melville Stone. Associated Press pioneer, who is responsible for a movement in Fairfax Couniy to establish a county free library at Fairfax in one room of the old clerk’s office building. PORTIA WINS CASE. First Woman Lawyer in Arlington Circuit Court Rum Case Victorious. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. ARLINGTON COURT HOUSE, Va., November B—Having the distinction of •being the first woman attorney ever to appear in the Arlington County Circuit Court as defense attorney in a liquor case. Miss Nita S. Hinman of Washing ton yesterday succeeded in gaining an acquittal for her client, Joseph Esk ridge, who was charged with operating an automobile while intoxicated. The case was prosecuted by Common wealth's Attorney William C. Gloth. who was the first to congratulate Miss Hinman upon her method of defense and plea to the jury. Miss Hinman was associated in the case with Attorney Frederick Flynn of Alexandria. — s The Bond OVERCOAT SHOW An all-star "cast" of noted "performers"—appear * Broad Brook Boucles ' n 9 f° r ** ,e rst time, anywhere, at sensible prices I In the realm of Rne Overcoatings there are perhaps a bare ‘Genuine Llamadors dozen truly distinguished names. The consistently superior 100% Pure Llama wool quality of these aristocrats has won the favor of discriminating men—and has established them as leaders with the "upper Spartan Fleeces crust" men's shops. It is, therefore, a distinct achievement for » •« * i Bonds great 26-store business* to now present them, for your Stonehaven Meltons approval. ▼ ▼ There is an entire section of deep rich Blues, . developed in British Tubulars and Smart Conservatives. There Bourdon French Suedes are fourteen different shades of Brown, ranging from the sub * dued Canyon tones to the swarthy Sudans. And the wide Lyrilton Velours choice of Grays includes out-of-the-ordinary pattern-designs that add individuality to the Town Ulster and Collegiate Box. Bolton Plaid-Backs With such a sparkling array—the combined craftsmanship * . " of all America's renowned weavers, and the world's moss Angola rleeces famous creators of Men's Fashions—we feel justified in borrow * . j . I Ing a mos * escr *P*‘ ve phrase of the show world—" Bigger and Kilbride Herringbones Better than ever!" Come td the Bond Overcoat Show, and * . see the most interesting overcoat values in the entire city! I I - | *25 ■ $ 35 . *45 - Ten Payment Service every coat luxuriously lined The only plan of its kind in re tail history, where established (B|( Jp 9H jßn\ cash prices remain un- W IH changed. Pay *lO at purchase, JBLJIP CIjQTHES I r- - . ' \ ’ ■ •> - • ’ • MANY ARMISTICE FETES TO OE HELD Maryland and Virginia Cities Arranging Programs for Next Week.' Extensive preparations are being made in nearby Virginia and Maryland and in West Virginia for observance of Armistice day Five thousand service men and women will take part in a parade at Frederick, Md. A big parade is scheduled for Cumberland. Alexandria, Richmond and other Virginia cities have elaborate programs in preparation. ... . ~ A four-day celebration will be held at Frostburg, Md., and next week was designated at Martinsburg, W. Va., as American Legion week. • Special Dispatch to The Star. CUMBERLAND, Md., November B. Indications point to the Armistice day parade here Monday afternoon being .the largest yet held here on that day. *The parade will move in eight divisions, starting from the south end of the city. The arrangements are in the hands of Fort Cumberland Post, No. 13, American Legion. Thomas F. Conlon will be grand marshal. Special Dispatch to The Star. FROSTBURG, Md., November B. A feature of the Armistice day celebra tion here, to cover four days, com mencing Monday, will be the competi tion of drum corps from this section and points in Pennsylvania for the S2OO cash prizes. The celebration is under auspices of Farrady Post, No. 24, Ameri can Legion, and the drum corps com petition will be on Wednesday night, when the Legion parade will be held. The prizes are SIOO for the best all around drum corps in the line of march: S6O, second best, and S4O, third best. FREDERICK. Md., November 8 About 5,000 service men and women members of civic and fraternal organi zations are expected to participate in the annual Armistice day celebration parade which is being arranged by the Francis Scott Key Post of the American Legion, this city. The celebration this year is on a much more elaborate scale and has been extended to Include other organizations of the city and county. MARTINSBURG, W. Va., November I B.—Next week has been officially desig nated by Mayor George W. Appleby, jr„ as American Legion week locally in a proclamation in which he commends the membership cause. The local post ' will hold a memorial meeting Sunday afternoon, with a program of speaking, to start a week’s drive for new members. SCHOOLSONWHEELS ; PLANNED IN VIRGINIA t Busses Equipped With All Educa tional Paraphernalia Under > Consideration. [ 1 By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va.. November 8 Schools on wheels, in the form of a bus equipped with blackboards, seats and other school paraphernalia, are bq i ing considered by officials of the Vir . ginia State Department of Education in their quest for a solution of the problem of affording education to chil dren of isolated rural sections. The school bus plan is an offshoot of the experiment now being conducted in some parts of the State with the itinerant teacher, Harris Hart, State superintendent of public instruction, said in commenting on the plan. An itinerant school. Mr. Hart said, while more expensive, would be more effective. Such a school would consist ot a specially constructed school bus with the Inside fixed up as a small schoolroom. ■' ■ • Auto Kills Front Royal Man. Special Dispatch to The Star. FRONT ROYAL, Va., November B. Charles H. Franzl, a resident of this city for 30 years, was killed by an au tomobile while crossing the street in front of his home at the Poplar Hall Apartments last night. The machine is said to have been driven by John G. Seidel of Harrisonburg, Va. Franzl was a native of Austria and Is believed to have no relatives in this country. The accident was held to have been unavoidable. ARLINGTON SCHOOL REPORT IS FILED Receipts for Fiscaf Year To taled $478,483.92 and Dis bursements $430,126.01. Special Dispatch to The Star. CLARENDON, Va„ November 8 During the year ending June 30, 1920, the receipts for operation of the Arling ton County schools, including balance on hand, amounted to $478,483.92, ac cording to the annual report of the School Board. The report shows that the disbursements totaled $430,126.01. The receipts are listed as follows: Balance on hand beginning year, cur rent funds, $36,409.23; balance on hand beginning year, bond funds, $27,661.60; balance on hand beginning year, bond levy, $12,746.21; State school fund. $55,- 394.05; county school levy. $164,538.05: delinquent taxes, $10,808.98; district levies, $49,160.49; delinquent taxes, dis trict levies, $14,150.68; literary funds, $60,000; bond levy. $35,271.07; de linquent taxes, bond levy. $2,953.42; capitation taxes, $6,038.37; dental fees, damaged books, tuition etc., $2,165.92; rent of auditorium, donations, etc., $685.50. Expenditures. The money was expended in the fol lowing manner: Salary and expenses of School Board. $421; salary of superin tendent of schools, $3,099.60; expenses of superintendent of schools, $185: sal ary of clerk of School Board, $1,500; salary'of 144 teachers, $163,202.13; free text books, $5,622.18; salary of school dentist, $2,229.92; dental supplies, $237.54; school libraries, etc., $521.02: salary of school nurse, $1,425; salary of 27 janitors, $19,823.50; janitors’ supplies, $1,021.17; fuel, water, light and power, $14,130.29: maps, globes and pupils sup plies, $1,151.99; phone service, postage, printing, pupils’ reports, $1,224.28: sup plies for home economics, $750.96; tuition and transportation of pupils, $225; repair of 24 buildings, $7,526.65; insurance, $2,302.50; repair and replace SUBURBAN NEWS. ment of equipment, $1,358.41; scavenger service, $45.92; treasurer’s commissions. $10,415.25; correction of court, $979.11; recording deeds, etc., $84.15; real estate, $400; laboratory and shop equipment, furniture, $2,664.59; typewriters, etc., $432.77; Improvement of grounds, $706.50; payment of debts and interest, $146,669.58; interest on bonds. $34,700. Balances on hand as of July 1, 1929, are given -by the report as follows: Current funds, $5,312.55: bond fund. $27,261.60; bond levy, $14,783.76. Serious Condition Cited. P. E. Mann, chairman of the Arling ton County Civic Federation's county revenue and expenditures committee, in submitting the report to that body at its monthly meeting Tuesday called attention to what he termed as a "seriojis condition in our financial sys tem” due to delinquent taxes. He pointed out that the income from a 90-cent school levy, coupled with a 15- cent levy for school bonds, should have yielded $302,686.98, but instead only $199,809.45 was realized. A shortage of $102,877.53 on expected income, he stated, lessened by $27,813.08 from de linquent taxes paid still leaves $75,- 064.4TT Mr. Mann called attention to the fact that the bonded indebtedness is the same this year as last, there being $647,000 of bonds outstanding. Com menting on the items of $146,669.58 dis bursed for debts and interests Mr. Mann stated: “This is a delightful message because of amount of indebtedness is carried forward for the fiscal year 1929-30. Let us. therefore, assume that the misery of the school board is at an end.” Two Arrested After Collision. By a Staff Correspondent or The Star. BERWYN, Md.,' November 8. —Fol- lowing a collision at Beltsville, Md., early last night. Lieut. William Thomp son Pearce, giving his adrdess as the Washington Navy Yard, was arrested by Prince George County police, charged with driving while intoxicated and reck less driving. Joseph Johnson, a sea man, and a passenger of Lieut. Pearce, was accused of disorderly conduct. Both were arraigned before Justice of Peace George S. Phillips of Berwyn, who set the officer's bond at SI,OOO and the en listed man's at SIOO. According to County Officers Nichols and Robinson, who made the arrests, Lieut. Pearce’s machine collided with one operated by Charles N. Dengler of the 2300 block of Eighteenth street, Washington. ALEXANDRIA ASKED FOR TANK PERMITS Gasoline and Oil Storage Project Would Involve Expenditure of $125,000. Special Dispatch to The Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va.. November B. An application for installation of a gasoline and oil bulk storage and distri bution plant on the site formerly occu pied by the Old Dominion Glass Co. at the northern end of the city on the river front was received by the City Council at its regular meeting yesterday afternoon. The application was made by the Sheel Eastern Petroleum Prod ucts, Inc., and it is understood that a conservative expenditure for the pro posed plant would be $125,000. The City Council deferred action on the application until its validity could be looked into and until Mayor W. A. Smoot, jr., might have a chance to look over the site. A third possible objec tion to the ordinance was removed by a letter from the Southeastern Fire Un derwriters’ Association, stating that the plant would not affect the fire insur ance rates of adjacent Droperties if the tanks were moated and foam fire-fight ing apparatus was provided, both of which are included in the plans for the plant. • NEW PLANS READY. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE. Md., November B. New plans for the exterior front of the proposed new county building here will be studied by the courthouse building committee, which is scheduled to con vene here at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The committee last week rejected a plan submitted by the architect and directed him to submit new designs which would show the building in a more imposing light. - • - Supper and Dance” Planned. Special Dispatch to The Star. McLEAN, Va., November 8. staff of the McLean High School paper, the McLean Blues, is giving a cabaret sup per and danoe tomorrow night in the Franklin Sherman High School audi torium to raise money to pay for ths mimeograph recently purchased.