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GAS PERMIT FIGHT
IN COURT PLANNED Lyon Village Action Based on Alleged Violation of Ordi nance by Supervisors. BY LESTER N. IXSKEEP, Btafl Correspondent of The Ctar. LYON VILLAGE, Va.. December 2 Basing their action on the wording of an ordinance that was passed on May 15 of this year by the board of county supervisors, the executive committee of the Lyon Village Citizens’ Association today was preparing a legal fight against the permit that was issued Sat urday for the erection of a gasoline filling station on the Lee Highway op posite Lyon Village. The executive committee met last night, those present having been Rob ert N. Anderson, president of the asso ciation; I. C. Buehanan and Mr, and Mrs. Robert E. Freer. It was decided to carry the question to the highest tribunal if necessary. Provision of Ordinance. The ordinance on which it is planned • to base the request for a rehearing [ states that “no permit for the erection of a commercial or industrial structure shall be granted without having been filed with and approved by the Zoning Commission. The Zoning Commission, it was pointed out by Anderson, first approved the permit, which was filed by Mrs. Marie Clark Bell, and later rescinded this action, at that time disapproving | the Issuance of the permit. On the j strength of the latter action the execu tive committee believes the board vio- | lated its own ordinance because of the J fact that the permit was not approved by the Zoning Commission. The objections to the location of the filling station at that point are based principally on the fact that the station will be located on what is considered a dangerous curve and that approach ing traffic will be imperiled by auto mobiles entering and leaving the sta tion. Residents also claim that, the site is located in a strictly residential section and that the presence there of the filling station will depreciate the value of their property. History of Case. The first application was filed by Mrs. Bell some months ago and was acted upon by the Zoning Commission without the residents of Lyon Village having been given sufficient time to prepare and present their objections. When the matter was brought before the board of supervisors residents of the section affected pointed this act out to the county governing body and the permit was returned to the Zoning Commission for reconsideration. At that time it was disapproved, and the commission, on the strength of what it believed to have been an error on its part, passed a resolution to the effect that no further permit would be approved until suffi cient notice had been given to persons affected, so that they might voice their approval or disapproval. The matter then lay dormant for sev eral months until it was suddenly re vived at Saturday’s meeting of the board of supervisors by Attorneys Jesse, McCarthy. Phillips and Klinge. The permit was immediately approved, de spite the fact that Lyon Village resi dents did not know that it was to be presented at that time. This makes two decisions of the board of supervisors that are being strenu- 1 ously fought by a number of the resi dents of the county, the other being the permit recently issued to the Sun Oil Co. of Philadelphia for the erection of a large oil storage and distribution ! plant on the Lee Highway in Rosslyn. j Legal procedure is being resorted to in ■ both cases. DRUNKENNESSLEADS ALEXANDRIA ARRESTS Total of 296 Persons Taken by City Police in Month of November. Special Dispatch to The Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va., December 2 A total of 296 arrests were reported by the police department for the month of November in the monthly report of the department made public today. This is a decrease of 95 over the figures for October. Arrests for drunkenness headed the list, with 77 offenders. Traffic viola tions came next, with 45 arrests; while prohibition violations brought in 44 cases. Other arrests are as follows; Minor assault, 19; felonous assault, 4; ! absent from school, 5; breaking glass in the street,. 2; carrying concealed weapons, 8; disorderly conduct, 8; dis troying property, 4; disorderly and fighting, 9; gambling, 8: grand larceny, 4; housebreaking. 1; hit-and-run, 5; investigation, 5; incorrigibility, 1; in terferring with an officer, 2; menace to health, 1; non-support, 6; drunken driving, 3; no driver's permit, 4; petty larceny, 9; parole violation, 1; passing worthless checks, 2; reckless driving, 3; resisting arrest, 3; trespassing, 3; unmuzzled dogs, 1; violating lottery ordinance, 5. Garage and house breaking during the month showed two cases and two cases cleared up. Grand larceny had three cases, with three cases cleared up. Petty larceny showed 11 reports, with six cases cleared. One auto was re ported stolen in the city and one re covered. while two were reported stolen out of town and two recovered. Losses In goods totaled $1,418 56, with $986.71 recovered. Out-of-town property recov ered amounted to $650. There were 41 auto accidents in the city and four outside. Eleven were in jured here and three outside, with one person killed in the city. Accidents set tled out of court totaled 28. There were 128 lodgers given a night’s lodging at the station house during the month. VIRGINIAN DIES SOON AFTER FINISHING HOME l Paralysis Stroke Takes Sam Siggins in House He Built Himself. Special Dispatch to The Star. CLARENDON, Va., December 2.—ln his home which he built all by himself over a period of 22 years, near Fort Myer Heights, Sam Siggins, 72 years of age, well known in Arlington County, died early yesterday morning following a stroke of paralysis suffered Friday. Siggins lived but a short time to enjoy the fruits of his home-building efforts, having moved into the house, a pretentious 10-room cement block structure about two years ago. The house was started by Siggins in 1905, work having been done while not other wise engaged in his regular vocation of carriage maker with an old Georgetown firm. Siggins when a young man. it is said, made a vow that he would not marry until he had a home free of incum brances into which he could take his bride. Shortly after coming to this county from England lie courted and won the affections of Miss Mary Mallon, then a school teacher in the city of Washington. Early this year the couple were wed. going to the new home to live. Funeral services will be held tomor morrow at his late residence, with Rev. Mr. Everett of Falls Church officiating. Interment will be in Columbia Gardens Cemetery, this place. SUBURBAN NEWS.' Officer Plays David, Kills 2 Ducks With Marble From Sling Special Dispatch to Th* Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va.. December 2. —Killing two b.rds with one stone is no longer just * saying with Police Sergt,. Heber Thon pson of this city, for he has two ducks to show his ability to live up to the old adage. Standing on a wharf along the river front here Saturday iVght., the sergeant inserted a marla’e in his trusty sling-shot and struck a duck swimming off the wharf in the head with the shot. The shot glanced off. stunning a second duck swimming nearby, and both ducks were re covered by the Nimrod from a small boat. Questioned concerning his ability with the sling, Sergt. Thompson said that he had used the weapon all during Ills youth and had always been very proficient with it. CITIZENS FIGHTING HALPINE GAS PLANT Many Expected to Protest at Planning Board’s Ses sion on Wednesday. BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY. Staff Correspondence of The Star. I BETHESDA. Md„ Docember 2.—ln | what is expected to be a vain attempt J to prevent the location of \ domestic j gas-distributing plant adjacent to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks at Halpine, several hundred yards east of the Rockville pike, in the vicinity of the Congressional Airport, scores of persons are expected Wednesday night at the county building here to appear before the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to protest its proposed establishment. Much bitter ness has been caused in the section over the proposed' plant, and it has been hotly contested from its inception, -with the application to the commission some time ago for a rezoning of the prop erty from residential to industrial. The rezoning has been approved, and the gas company already has placed some of its distributing tanks and buildiijg material on the site. Adjourned Hearing. The hearing scheduled for next week is an adjourned one from last week, fol lowing a protest by F. Barnard Welch, attorney, of Rockville against proceed ing in the absence of Robert G. Hilton, one of the members of the commission. Mr. Welch wanted all of the Montgom ! cry County members of the commission present. He represents certain of the protestants against the location. The proceedings Wednesday night, which will begin at 7 o'clock, because of the expectation of a long list of speakers, are for the purpose of hear ing protests against the location of such a plant in the industrial area. Under the metropolitan district zoning act certain activities may be located in an industrial zone as a matter of right, but others, classed as “nuisance industries,” cannot be located withdkt a special per mit. There is little doubt, it was indicated by county officials in a position to know, , that the issuance of a permit will fol- ' low the holding of the hearing. The present hearing, it was plainly said, is ■ for the purpose of complying with the law, and it was decided upon when the county officials learned that the prop erty owners in the vicinity were plan- , ning to seek an injunction in the Cir cuit Court to restrain the operators from establishing the plant on the pro posed site. Owners Incensed. Property owners in the vicinity are highly incensed at the action of the county commissioners in authorizing the rezoning, and the formation of the Rockville Pike Citizens’ Association was a direct result of this action of the county governors. Several property owners, it was said, have put their hold ings on the market as a result of the rezoning and because of the fear that the location of the gas plant so closj to a residential community was highly dangerous. It is on the ground of the danger that the protestants will seek to forestall its establishment. Regardless of the outcome of the pro ceedings Wednesday night, it was said that the opponents of the plant will take their fight through the Maryland courts in an effort to get a decision as to the rights in regard to zoning in the county. WARFIELDWUTSUIT ON HEARING TODAY Grandniece Brought Action to Break Testament in Balti more Court. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE. December 2.—The suit of Josephine Metcalf Warfield. 9. of Trenton, N. J., to break the will of 8. Davies Warfield, who left an estate of over $5,000,000, mostly to found an old woman's home, comes up for trial today before Judge Stanton. The girl, who was a grandniece of the chairman of tire board of the Seaboard Air Line Railway, through her attor neys, alleges Warfield was “not mentally competent” when he drew up his will. Trustees of the estate and the trustees named for operating the old woman’s home will defend the will as written and filed. They lost the first tilt in the contest when the Orphans’ Court ruled the grandniece, as a pos sible beneficiary if the will was declared void, had the right to contest it. There are indications the case will be appealed by the loser, no matter which way it may be decided by Judge Stanton. Lawyers have been working i for months preparing testimony and j motions to be offered at the trial. HEADS FOOTBALL TEAM. Special Dispatch to The Btar. WINCHESTER, Va., December 2 Harty Olm.stead. Cincinnati, Ohio, last night was elected captain of the 1930 foot ball team of Shenandoah Valley Academy at the annual foot ball ban quet. Among those speaking were Col. B. M. Poszel, academy superintendent; Col. Bryan Conrad, United States Army, and Rev. Robert B. Nelson, rector of Chris*. Episcopal Church. This year's team was lighter than or dinarily. and the gridmen won only one game, defeating Harpers Ferry. W. Va.. 13 to 0. S. V. A. lost to St. James, 19 to 0; Virginia Episcopal School, 6 to 0; Woodberry Forest, 19 to 0; Episcopal High. 18 to 0, and Randolph-Macon Academy, 6 to 0. VETERAN IS BURIED. WINCHESTER, Va., December 2 Funeral rites were held and attended I by many American Legion members for Kelly S. Ware, 42, local business man, whose death followed several months' * illness. He is survived by his mother, Mrs • Eliza Ware; four brothers and three sisters He served in the American Expeditionary Force nine months in > France and was in several Important battles with the United States unite. THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, DECEMBER 2. 1929. TEACHERS MEET ON STUDY COURSE Reports on Changes in Cur riculum in Montgomery Schools Prepared. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE. Md„ December 2. Group meetings of the grade teachers of the county are scheduled to be held in various parts of the county this week to receive reports from the course of study committees of teachers appointed to assist in revising the curriculum of tile public schools of the county. This afternoon, meetings are being held at Rockville, with the teachers of tire schools at Rockville, Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Damascus, Germantown, Potomac, Montrose, Bailey, Cedar Grove, Redland and Laytonsville in attendance, and at Clarksburg, where the teachers of the Clarksburg, Burdette, Boyds, Buck Lodge, Kingsley. Hyattstown, Comus. Snouffer and Washington Grove Schools are assembled. Reports Lengthy. The reports, which comprise more than 30 typewritten pages, represent several weeks of intensive effort on the part of the members of the various committees and are said to be so ex haustive as to indicate that the teachers generally will be greatly helped in the units of the course of study now being worked out. At the meetings during the w’eek, the reports will be explained by the various school supervisors of the county. In addition to the meetings at Rock ville and Clarksburg, groups will meet as follows; Tomorrow afternoon, at Silver Spring and Clagettsville, the teachers of the schools at Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Woodside. Glenmont, Sherwood, Ednor, Colesville, Burtons ville and Fairland to be at Silver Spring and those of the Clagettsville, Brown - ingsville, Woodfleld, Mt. Lebanon, King’s Valley, Etchlson and Lewlsdale at Clag ettsville; Wednesday afternoon, at Chevy Chase and Brookeville, the teachers of the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Somerset. Kensington, Glen Echo and Garrett Park to assemble at Chevy i Chase and those of the schools at Brookeville, Unity, Brighton, Avery. White Oak, Blair and Derwood at Brookeville; Thursday afternoon, at Darnestown, with the teachers of the Damestown, Travilah, Bamesvllle, Dick erson, Quince Orchard, Seneca and Einer Schools present. Personnel of Committees. The committees preparing the reports were as follows; Guiding principles, L. Fletcher Schott, Miss Ruth Burroughs, Mrs. Olivia K. Sims, Mrs. Anna Rose; class inventory sheet, Miss Dorothy Nichols, Miss Edwina Mulllnix, B. O. Aiken and Miss Catherine Hines; over head, Thomas W. Pyle, Mrs. Leversia Powers. Miss Mary Lowe Smith, Miss Mary Brewer; objections, E. H. Doug las, Miss Edna Goodwin, Miss Effle Ter nent and Mrs. Katherine Bricker; gen eral county objectives for special stud ies. Mrs. Marian Smith, Miss Mildred McDormand, Owen Knight, Mrs. Luella Davis, Miss Lena Ricketts, Miss Ethel Duvall. Miss Ruth Souder, Mrs. Lulu B. Ricketts, Miss Sallie P. Robinson, Mrs. Grace Ryan. Miss Margaret D. Chapin and Mrs. Helen J. Lines. The work of revising the course of study in the schools of the county be gan last year under the direction of the Curriculum Research Bureau of the Teachers’ College, Columbia University, New York City, and it is thought sev eral years will be required to work through all subjects. Social science subjects, history and geography in the grades and history and civics in the high schools are being revised this year. cumberlanFaims TO ANNEX SUBURBS Action to Be Taken to Maintain Town’s Position in Com ing Census. Special Dispatch to The Star. CUMBERLAND, Md., December 9. The mayor and council are expected to jxass an ordinance tonight calling for a special election this month to de cide on the annexation of suburban sections about three-fourths of & mile all around the city. This would take In the Mapleside, Dingle, Bedford Road, Linderville and other sections with 864 homes and a population of about 5,000. Action is necessary this month In order for the proposed annexed sec tions to be counted in the city popula tion, in the census of 1930. The United States census, which starts next April, tabulates the populations of cities as of January 1, 1930. Action in this mat ter has been spurred because of the prospect of Hagerstown succeeding Cumberland as the second city of Mary land unless these suburbs are annexed. Hagerstown, it was pointed out, has taken in much territory In the cor porate limits since 1920. Cumberland’s population as given by the 1920 census was 29,839. The Census Bureau In 1928 estimated the popula tion of Cumberland at 35,708. The population today with suburbs pro posed to be taken in is estimated at 42.000. The mayor and council held a spe cial session last evening, when Chamber of Commerce representatives made a request for the holding of the special election this month, probably the 18th or 19th, to decide on the annexation plan. The last Legislature passed an act giving authority to hold such an election. The Chamber of Commerce offered to finance the cost of the special election. MONTGOMERY RED CROSS ROLL PAST 5,000 MARK Rockville Enrolls Twice as Many in Drive as During Last Year. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., December 2. Although the official reports are not yet in, the annual roll call of the Mont gomery County Chapter of the Ameri can Red Cross, which began early in November and just completed, was, ac cording to Mrs. J. Somervell Dawson, secretary of the chapter, who was in charge, a success. The goal set was 3,000 members, or 1,000 more than last year, and Mrs. Dawson stated today that partial re ports received by her indicate that the enrollments passed the 3,000 mark. It Is understood that more than 1,000 members were obtained in the Chevy Chase neighborhood, that Silver Spring did much better than last year and that other communities made much better showings than ever before. Rock ville, it is known, enrolled more than twice as many as joined last year. Congregation Buys Church. DANVILLE, Va., December 2 (Spe cial).—The Disciples of Christ, a church congregation recently organized here has purchased a dwelling in the resi dential section, which will be used as a house of worship. The dwelling will be remodeled to meet immediate needs and ultimately will be razed to provide room for a .church [ELKS OF WINCHESTER HOLD MEMORIAL RITES Danville Official Is Principal Speaker at Ceremonies Held * in Theater. Special Dispatch to The Star. WINCHESTER, Va., December 2 John W. Carter, jr„ Danville attorney and district deputy grand exalted ruler in Virginia and past exalted ruler of his home-town lodge, was the principal speaker at annual memorial exercises of Winchester Lodge of Elks, No. 867. The ceremonies, held in the Capitol Theater, were presided over by Dr. Ed win C, Yost, past exalted ruler. - Vo calists were Miss Harriet Pearson. Mrs. F. M. Reynolds, Floyd Haines, H. S. Duffey. Joseph Hodgson and Donald McFadden. Mrs. Roy A. Cather was violinist and Robert Stratton organist. Rev. Robert B. Nelson was chaplain. Floral wreaths were placed on the graves of deceased members In Mount Hebron and Sacred Heart Cemeteries. " • APPLE GROWER LEAVES ESTATE OF SIOO,OOO Augustine B. Richards, Winches ter, Leaves Property to His Family. Special rjlspateh to The Stsr. WINCHESTER. Va., December 2 Augustine B. Richards, prominent farmer and apple grower, who died re cently, bequeathed $5,000 outright to his son, Harry A. Richards, and he is also to share equally with nine other sons and daughters in the distribution of the remainder of an estate valued at approximately SIOO,OOO, his will, probated here, directs. The portion inherited by a daughter, Mrs. Augustus Pollard, is to be usea in purchasing a house for her during her lifetime, and then to her children. Harry A. and Nelson F. Richards qual ified as executors. •Oro/?v W AVENUE 71 NINTH* run 1W l". --J - W.„ - * ° Lt.Si.vm tCfr./».^.V>..-. I _4JU.« II w .1,. g.K X* .. W |! , I ,;■., ~, , t3n U jJ| | * Outstanding Features in JRf Overcoats that give the P-B Store leadership; incomparable i n variet y; * n va l ues » m exclusiveness —making per- I\ sonal appeal because of distinctive individualities. Jr I P-B tailors have put orig- Here are the French / t> n Jb.‘ Overcoats utilizing inimitable }•■': brown, oxford and guaranteed silk. Con- P Bi Iml '/ A l(j breasted; silk trimmed ing a UJ 4jD? I throughout *4O the esteem Q f M .%|r' -• *’ $ iwv I criminating men.. slls n ..- g»«j / Our entire third floor is given II 7,Vi*h t /m / orer /o the display of Over ff IKfl i '»/ coats —more space than Bla c k Dogskin Overcoats— jh.%/ |'j» departments ” “ smartly designed; wool lined- HB tUf Jmpfiaticanv* gmran- g^fhFbesT- B T!£ iL 1 regular shoulders; and trimmed with silk SSO LLo B» HI M/. Rock Fleeces are exclusive Burberry Overcoats are to be fll» ynHillll with us had exclusively here in Bvl ■flf the Americanized coun- English Llamovel —an jHI J HFjB | terpart of the French imported deep pile VAI Sedans partaking of wool weave —special- /* Jf vJHF 1 their rich elegance and ly designed for better \flE if*) responding to cleverde- Overcoats. Double- signers and tailorship. breasted, with belt Plain black and oxford; back; silk yoke and kMH and silk lined through- sleeve linings. Gray out .... *75 and brown shades... *125 The Avenue at Ninth • NATIONALLY fj|g|| KNOWN STORE® ; Fr/w WWWW'BW VWW W W V J :7T ~~‘ V W* w w Wfrwwlf Ur IDjJ AfareS V/ VV/ ff WV/Y/ V VZ VSTV/ WWW T/ WA'/'W V/V TETV/ VT VV V Sirs jp* DISTRICTS UNITE IN FLOWER SOCIETY Maryland, Virginia and Washington Represented on List of Officers. The annual meeting of the National Capital Dahlia and Iris Society, held at the Carlton Hotel, was featured by the election of officers, when iris and dahlia enthusiasts from nearbv sections of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia were givpn equal repre sentation on the official staff to carry on tlie work of the organization during 1930. Joseph A. Herbert. Jr., of the District of Columbia was elected president; Au brey B. Carter of Montgomery County, Md.. first vice president: Mrs. M. L. I Payne of Arlington County, Va., second vice president, and L. W. Holland of Arlington County, who served as secre tary-treasurer two years ago. was re called to act in that capacity again during 1930. The National Capital Dahlia and Iris Society was organized several years ago for the purpose of stimulating interest in and promoting the culture and de velopment of the dahlia and Iris; to assist in establishing a standard of nomenclature and test out new varie ties and give them such recognition as their merits deserve; to disseminate in formation relating to these flowers: to secure uniformity in awarding prizes at flower shows and to give exhibitions annually where the hundreds of ama teur growers and specialists in these varieties of flowers in the National Cap ital area could periodically meet m friendly competition for the most per fect specimens. One of the ambitious undertakings of the society upon its organization was the establishment of an iris test gai den. At the outset of the project the society announced: "It seems most fitting that this gar -1 den should embellish the grounds or our national shrine, Walter Reed Hos pital. Here those who have suffered and bled that civilization and culture might still be ours can look upon the latest creations of the iris world ana enjoy their etherealness and beauty." The dream of the society that this iris test garden be established has come true. With the co-operation of the leading iris specialists of the United States this beauty spot near the Six teenth street entrance to Walter Reed Hospital grounds has been created, and at the height of the blooming season in May of each year is the mecca for thousands of visitors. The present planting, brought to completion through the untiring efforts of J. M. R. Adams of Takoma Park, past president of the society, consists of 1.200 plants in approximately 550 va rieties. These are planted according to color, correctly labeled, and visitors de siring to compare varieties during the flowering season can easily do so. The society's annual iris show, which is held in Washington in May of each year, has become an event of more than local importance. The American Iris Society, with which the local body is affiliated, each year awards silver and bronze medals for the most attractive exhibits. The American Dahlia Society likewise annually awards medals at the Fall exhibition, which is devoted to the dahlia. Plans are already under way by the new administration for the forthcoming Spring exhibition, which promises to be one of the most comprehensive displays of the iris ever staged by the society. - ■ ' ■ ■■■ • Miss Winiker Wed. DANVILLE, Va., December 2 (Spe cial). —Miss Virginia Ruth Winiker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Win iker, was married on Saturday to Marion Francis Hetherington of Char lotte, N. C„ the ceremony being per formed at the bride’s home by Rev. H. P. East, pastor of Lee Street Baptist Church. SUBURBAN NEWS. I,oools ALLOTTED i TO MANASSAS ROAD i ; Highway to Centerville to Be i Built Next Year —Fair | Director Elected. i _ Special Dispatch to The Star. > MANASSAS. Va., December 2.—There s Is great rejoicing In Prince William . County, particularly in that section ! s which lies on or contiguous to the ; • Manassas - Centerville State Highway 1 No. 28. over the announcement by the • State Highway Commission that an al location of $60,000 has been made for construction on tills road during the 1 next fiscal year. While hearing on this 1 allocation and all others in the Cul -1 peper district is to be held at Char ' lottesville on December 16, it is not be ' lieved that there will be any change in [ the present plan. Elected Fair Director. E. R. Conner of Manassas was last : week re-elected a director of the Fair , fax County Fair Association, an organ ; ization in which he has been active for ; a number of years. The annual bazaar of Trinity Protes ’ tant Episcopal Church, Manassas, will ! be held on Tuesday. In addition to the 1 sale of fancy articles, turkey and oyster ! dinners will be served from noon until ! 1:30 p.m., and in the evening beginning ! at 5:30 o'clock. , Richard C. Haydon, superintendent . of schools of the county, accompanied , by D - J- Arrington and W. L. Lloyd. members of the School Board, attended ' the meeting of the Virginia Education • Association in Richmond last week. Mr. • Haydon was one of the speakers on Tuesday night at the meeting of the department of superintendents. The 11 subject assigned him was “Should Mar ried Women Teach?” The December term of the Circuit Court of Prince William County will begin today, with Judge Howard W. Smith on the Dench. There are no important cases on the docket and it Is : believed that the court will adjourn on Saturday. The regular meeting of the Prince ) William County branch of (he Virginia j Homemakers will be held at Stone House Tea Room on Friday, December 6. An interesting program has been planned and an added feature wdll be the reading of Christmas stories by Miss Kate Lenoir. The Fraternal Order of Americans will present, a Bible to ihe Bristow School, at Bristow, on Friday, Decem ber 6, at 8 p.m. Gala Day at School. I Thanksgiving way a gala day at i Swavely School, Manassas. In the morning there was a special service of thanks. At the foot ball team of the school played the Warrenton High School eleven and was victorious with a score of 55 to 0. At night there was Ihe annual Thanksgiving dinner and dance, which brought many guests from Washington. Alexandria, Warrenton, Baltimore and many towns in Prince William. The chorus class of the Manassas Woman's Club is making great neadway at weekly rehearsals with Christmas carols which they will sing on Christmas eve at several points in the county. The chorus is under the direction of Mrs. Robert S. Illingworth. A Christmas party is in the making at Nokesville and committees are now | busy in arranging the program. The I music will be in charge of Mrs. V. W. Zirkle. Manassas Kiwanis observed Red Cross j night on Friday. With the annual en rollment campaign in full swing officers of the Prince William County Chapter, American Red Cross, outlined the work they are doing in the county and told something of the plans which they hope to carry out this year. - ■ • Nearly 4,400.000 people visited the North-East Coast Exhibition at New'- castle, England, this year.