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10 ONE KILLED. 3 HURT IN MOTOR CRASHES Washingtonian Also Arrested in Series of Accidents on 2 Maryland Roads. V By.*. Staff Correspondent of The Star. LAUREL. Md., December 30. —One man was killed, three persons, including a cyclist, injured, and a Washingtonian arrested as a result of a series of auto mobile accidents on nearby Maryland roads yesterday, and today one of which involved an intercity bus. The dead man is Michael Scheer of Ellicott City, who was killed instantly when he lost control of his automobile and crashed into a culvert on the Columbia pike early today. Scheer was taken to the Montgomery County Gen eral Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A companion. Lee Rosenthal, escaped uninjured. State Policeman Harry Haines investigated the accident. Asleep at Wheel. A motorist, whom police say fell asleep at the wheel of his car, crashed head on into a Nevin bus near Beltsville early this morning, ditching the bus and injuring himself and companion. According to Maryland State Police man John W. Krles, the man said he had been working since 4 a.m. and couldn’t stay awake any longer. He described himself as William A. Schwartz. 600 block of I street, Wash ington, and was summonsed to appear at Prince Georges County Police Court in Laurel next Monday to stand trial on a charge of reckless driving. Schwartz's companion, Gus Strohnert, 800 block of G street southwest, was also cut and bruised. Both were treated by Dr. Bryan P. Warren of Laurel. Their car was demolished. The driver of the bus, police say, was William Berry of Washington. The Im pact forced the heavy intercity vehicle into a small ditch, snapping off a wheel. Three or four passengers were scratch ed and slightly cut by flying glass and the bus delayed two hours because of the accident. MOTORIST HITS CYCLIST. Runs Down Youth on Wheel While Going to Dead Mother. Br a Staff Correspondent of The Star. BELTSVILLE, Md., December 30. Hurrying to the residence of his mother, who had just died, Dominic Citrano, of Baltimore, yesterday afternoon ran down James Moore, 16 years old, of Beltsville, when the latter rode his bicycle suddenly out of a side road on to the Washington-Baltimore Boule vard. According to police the boy was dragged about 60 feet. Citrano rushed him to Casualty Hospital, where he was found to have a possible fracture of the skull, severe lacerations about the head and legs and a deep cut over the left eye. His condition, however, is not believed to be serious. Citrano was arrested on a technical charge of reckless driving by Cpunty Policeman Claude Reese and released on bond. LOS ANGELES, December 30 (jP).— John C. Roylance, 29, Gambrills, Md., died hi the San Francisco Hospital today of injuries received last night in an automobile collision. Police said his car crashed into one driven by C. Guthrie of Palmdale. George Suter of Odenton, Md., who was with Roylance, was cut and bruised. TRIO HELD AT DANVILLE ON CHARGE OF ARSON Two in Jail and One on Ball Ac cused by Police of Firing Two Houses. Special Dispatch to The Star. DANVILLE, Va„ December 30.—An drew Perides, 45, proprietor of a res taurant, is in jail, as is Glenn Q. Hood, while William Cheshire is free on bond, all facing arson charges. They are in volved, the police say, in the burning recently of two houses at Schoolfield. The arrests were made after two State fire marshals had come here and had gone over a preliminary report made by police detectives. Hood is alleged to have made a con fession in which he said he was to re ceive SSO for burning the first house and SIOO the second. The police say that Hood became angry when he failed to receive the money and told, what he claims, is the "whole story.” Perides has denied knowledge of the arson plot. MRS. GORSUCH BURIED. Funeral Bites Held at Luray for Widow. ■peels! Dispatch to The Btar. LURAY, Va„ December 30.—The body of Mrs. Mary Gorsuch, widow of Henry Gorsuch, deceased, was brought to Luray Sunday, where interment in Green Hill Cemetery took place. The body was accompanied to Luray by her son, Early Moore, and three grandsons, all of Hagerstown. Besides her son. Early Moore of Hagerstown, Mrs. Gorsuch is survived by a son, W. W. Moore of Akron, Ohio, and one sister, Miss Kate Mauck of this county. Mrs. Gorsuch was 87 years old. She died Friday night at the home of her son. in Hagerstown. Her first hus band, Mr. Moore, died in Luray many years ago. She afterward moved to Hagerstown and married Henry Gor- Buch, a native of Maryland. BOY SERIOUSLY HURT. Tossed to Ground While Swinging on Qe'dar Tree Branch. ■pedal Dispatch to The Star. LURAY, Va., December 30.—Ralph Foltz, aged 10, of Grove Hill, a few miles from Shenandoah City, suffered what may be serious injuries Saturday when he and several of his companions were swinging on the branch of a cedar tree. The branch broke loose suddenly and tossed him to the ground, frbm which he was picked up unconscious. He was taken to the Harrisonburg Hos pital and examined for a fractured skull. Ralph is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mohler Foltz, prominent citizens of Grove Hill. FIRE FOLLOWS FAMILY. Twice Within Year Homes of Ber nard C. Knively Have Burned. Special Dispatch to The Star. STAUNTON, Va., December 30. — Twice within a year fire has ruined homes occupied by Bernard C. Knicely and his family in different parts of this city, the second blaze occuring Saturday night and almost completely destroying their residence on North Central ave nue. Last Winter, during Christmas week.' the family last all of its household ! effects when flames broke out at night in their home on Institute street, burn ing it to the ground. Loss in household equipment in Satur day's fire was estimated at over SI,OOO. • ■ ■■■ • Plan New Year Dance. CROOM, Md., December 30 (Special). —Under the auspices of the Ladles Guild of St. Thomas’ Church a dance will be given Wednesday night in the parish hall of the church. STUDENT COUNCIL OF ROCKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL The conncll’s principal duty la to set before the student body the ideals of good citizenship in both words and deeds. The members are responsible to the council for the good citizenship of the members of their home rooms. It la the law making body of the school organization, a majority vote being necessary for the enactment of a regulation. The members of the council, from left to right, are: Sitting—Janet Ray, Marian Speare, Mary Gettings, Elizabeth Mooney, EUa Bennett, Dorothy Wooton, Natalie Hicks and Mildred Watkins. Standing—Betty Moulden, Theodore nsma, Maynard Hudson, Eugene Russell, William Wooton (chairman), John Gandy, George Lamar, •William Readlnr and Mildred Magruder. —M. Walter Photo SUPERVISORS ORDER STREET REPAIRED Citizens of Fort flyer Heights, Va., Finally to Get Relief. BY LESTER N. INSKEEP, Staff Correspondent ot The Btar. ARLINGTON COUNTY COURT HOUSE, Va., December 30. —The pre dicament in which a great many of the citizens of Fort Myer Heights have found themselves during the past 2Q years is to be immediately overcome by the board of county supervisors in the temporary repair of the street run ning from Courthouse Station south along the railway tracks to the Military road, it was decided at a meeting of the board of county supervisors this morning. Heading a delegation of several wom en, Mrs. Frank Fearson presented a pe tition bearing the names of 74 persons asking that the road, which is now and has always been, during wet weather, impassable, be put into con dition for traffic. Railway Has Failed. it was called to the attention of the board that the right of for the railway was issued by the Fort Myer Land Co. a great many years ago under the provision that the company was to maintain the street. This has never been done, it is claimed, and since the railway has changed hands upon a number of occasions, it has been im possible to enforce the agreement. * After recommendations by C. L. Kin nier, county directing engineer; William C. Gloth, commonwealth’s attorney, and Sheriff Howard B. Field’s, the board stated that an investigation of the rec ords would be made to determine whether or not the street has ever been taken over by the county, but that even if this has never been done, the road will be put In condition to permit its use by the residents requiring access over it to the main highways. The controversy with respect to the installation of water lines in Waycrost Subdivision, which was brought up at the last meeting of the board, was re newed today when Supervisor B. M. Hedrick, who is also manager of the Arlington Investment Corporation, own ers of the subdivision, objected to the minute on the books of the county supervisor which stated that his com pany had made no agreement for the installation of the water line and that no money bad ever been paid. Gloth's Stand. Gloth claimed that the minutes were correct in that the only note of record did not bear the signatures of the proper officials of th? company and had never been authorized by Its board of directors. The note, he claimed, is worthless. Gloth insisted that the minute remain in Its present form, while Hedrick and Edgar W. Pumphrey, attorneys for the development corpora tion, insisted that it be changed. On the motion of Edward Duncan, chair man of the board of supervisors, it was decided to not sign this minute until representatives of the county and of the development corporation have had an opportunity to iron out their diffi culties. It is claimed by Gloth that the Ar lington Investment Corporation, as rep resented by Hedrick, has had water lines Installed throughout the subdi vision by the county without having made the necessary legal arrangements for either immediate or deferred pay ments. K. OF C. TO INSTALL Knights From Maryland, Pennsyl vania and West Virginia Attend. Special Dispatch to The Star. FREDERICK, Md., December 30. About 125 Knights of Columbus from 10 towns in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are expected to at tend a district meeting and installation of officers of St. John’s Council, No. 1622. in the city next Sunday evening. Officers will be installed by Edgar P. Hamilton, Gettysburg, Pa., deputy of the thirty-first Pennsylvania district. Frank M. Payne, near this city, will preside and the principal speaker will be Bernard J. Flynn, state deputy of Maryland. Towns to be represented will be Hanover, McSherrystown, Gettysburg and Waynesboro, Pa.; Hagerstown, Westminster, Gaithersburg, Martlns burg, Ellicott City, Emmitsburg and Frederick. '■ -• ■ ■■ American aircraft engines are being used in Poland. Holiday SBB 1 Excursions NEW YEAR'S DAY Wednesday, January 1 55-00 New York I Special Tbreuf h Train " Direct ta Pennsylvania Station. 7th Avenue SSS and 32nd Street Lv. Washington 12:10 a.m. Lv. Baltimore (Penna. Sta.) 1.24 a.m. Returning, leave New York 6:40 p.m , Newark (Market Street), 7:02 p.m. 54-00 Atlantic City I | Lv. Washington 5.50 a.m. Is Lv. Baltimore tPenna. Sta.) 6.50 a.m. • Returning, leave Atlantic City 5:46p.m. || Change eers at North Philadelphia H in each direction . §§ ALL STEEL EQUIPMENT Pennsylvania Railroad | THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C., MOXDAY. DECEMBER 30. 19ff. I Politest Prisoner k Leads Officers to I His Liquor Stock Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND, Va., December 30. • Deputy Sheriff J. D. Perry and Pro hibition Officer W. E. Thurber of Staunton, Va., have found the po litest prisoner they have ever had any dealings with. Receiving infor mation that Arthur W. Brown of the Fisherville vicinity was making and dispensing liquor, the two officers visited Brown’s home the other morning. "Good morning. Mr. Brown. I un derstand you have been making whisky and I’ve come to see about it,” said Officer Perry when Brown answered the knock, i “Why, certainly, Mr. Perry; come on into the house and I’ll show you where it is,” replied Brown. ■ And that’s just what he did. The officers report finding a 10-gallon keg, containing about 3 gallons of whisky, in the front hall. A 5-gal lon keg of beer and 48 bottles of the same beverage were found on the back porch. Brown Is under bond, with his wife as surety. The evidence is in the sheriff's office. "He was the politest man I almost ever saw,” asserts Perry. "Why, you would have thought I was his guest.” ‘ONLOADEDISTOL WOUNDS YOUTH Franklin P. Palmer in Hos pital Critically Hurt From Shot. 1 By a Stuff Correspondent of The Star. ARDMORE, Md., December 30.—A gun that “wasn’t loaded” put another victim in the hospital yesterday when Franklin P. Palmer, 17 years old, was critically injured by the discharge of a .45-caliber revolver. At Casualty Hos pital, where an emergency operation was performed as soon as the boy was brought there late yesterday evening, his condition this morning was describ ed as "very serious." Accidentally Discharged. The “unloaded” gun was accidentally discharged, police say, by Bemell Woodell, 14, also of Ardmore, at whose home the mishap occurred. According to police the two boys were playing alone In the house when Woodell discovered the revolver. Both boys were certain the weapon was not loaded and toyed with it carelessly. Suddenly, to their consternation, it went off while the barrel was close to the Palmer boy’s stomach, which, it was said, was literally torn away. The in jured lad was placed in an automobile and rushed to Casualty Hospital. Lives at Home. Young Palmer lives with his mother and two brothers. Sheriff Charles S. Early of Prince Georges County was notified of the shooting by Washington police. He said this morning the case was clearly an accident and does not believe it neces sary to assign an officer to investigate. COLLEGE FRATERNITY . OPENS 3-DAY MEET Delta Sigma Phi Begins Sessions at Richmond—3oo Are Present. By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., December 30.—The three-day annual meeting of the Delta Sigma Phi International Collegiate Fraternity opened here today. More than 30Q student and alumni members of the fraternity have gathered in Richmond to observe the thirtieth an niversary of the fraternity organized at the College of the City of New York in 1899. Addresses by James J. Davis, United States Secretary of Labor, this after noon, and Gov. Harry Flood Bryd to night will be among the principal : speeches of the convention. °P ens 8:30 A.M. Every Business Day ► BjypL Get More Profit From of A( p January Interest Coupons < ► tj "f/O —and Dividend Checks by banking ◄ yours at “Franklin,” while awaiting re-»< ' on on investment. Our Savings Dept, pays < ► Savings Time 3% Compound Interest—affords Na- ] ► Accounts Deposits tional Bank security. < ► a of One Dollar, or i by Our Savings Dept. < 5:15 p.m. Dec. 31»t . ► 'oth Ofßcen, for Pay - \ Convenience. \ dent handling of the ae- 4 ' id individual busineit men ► ional Bank < - 1111 Connecticut At*, i * I. r. HICKMAN, V. P. A Cash. ► VIRGINIA INDEBTED ON OLD SECURITIES Unfunded Bonds of 1823 Is sue in Half Milion Dollars Still Unpaid. By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., December 30. Virginia still owes nearly half a million dollars on its old and unfunded se curities, part of which date back to 1823, but it is unlikely that more than 10 per cent of the amount will ever be paid, according to treasury officials. The owners can’t be found. , In 1882 the State funded most of its indebtedness from 1823 to 1861, and in 1862 funded that between 1865 and 1879. There is still left, however, the amount of $416,732 unfunded. Treasurer J, M. Purcell's annual report shows. The reason it will never be necessary to pay the indebtedness of the old regis tered bonds Is that their ownership must be proved, and a great majority of the present owners, where the bonds are known to be In existence, have no legal records of the manner in which they secured them, through will or otherwise. On the coupon securities ownership is sufficient, and recently the treasury redeemed S3OO worth of bonds from a pawnbroker. In the exchange he secured about $l6O. During the last year the treasury has«funded less than SI,OOO of the old securities. MRS. BUSHMAN~SUES ACTOR FOR $60,000 Former Wife Trying to Collect This Sum, Alleged Due From Agreement Special Dispatch to Tha Star. BALTIMORE, December 30.—Mrs. Josephine F. Bushman has renewed her fight in the Circuit Court at Towson in her efforts to collect more than $60,- 000, which she claims to be due from Francis X. Bushman, her divorced hus band, under the decree granted to her more than 11 years ago. Asserting that the amount of his ar rearage in payments of funds ordered by the court was $57,443.64, with interest, as of September 30, 1928, she obtained an order from the court permitting her to file a supplemental bill asking the court to determine the exact amount of the actor’s liability to her and their children. In the papers Mrs. Bushman reviewed this history of the case since the decree of June, 1918, granting her divorce. At that time, she related, she was al lowed $40,000 alimony and provision was made for payment of $4,000 an nually for the support and education of the children. RECEPTION PLANNED FOR SCHOOL BOARDS Parent-Teacher Association to GHv* Feta for Authorities on January 0. Special Dispatch to Tha Star. POTOMAC, Va.,. December 30—The Parent-Teacher Association of the George Mason High School and Mount Vernon Elementary School will hold a joint reception here January 9 in the high school auditorium for the Arling ton County and Alexandria City public school boards. On that occasion members of the association will bid a formal farewell to the Arlington County school officials and will greet the board of education of Alexandria, which will have charge of the two local schools, beginning on Wednesday, when Alexandria will as sume control of this section of Arling ton County, which It won in its recent annexation proceedings. P. P. Clark, president of the Parent- Teacher Association, and other officers of the organization are busily engaged in arranging a pretentious program for the reception. VIRGINIA TAX RULE IS FOUND IMPROVED Further Action. Is Needed, State Commerce Chamber Committee Reports. By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., December 30.—A review of Virginia's progress alnce 1925 in reconstructing its tax system and recommendations for further modern ization of the State’s tax machinery and laws are Included in a report of the committee on taxation of the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce made public here today. While Virginia's progress In taxation in the last three years has been “phe nomenal, it still leaves much to be done,” the committee concludes, warn ing against interruption or delay of changes seeking greater efficiency. The principal recommendations to this effect are as follows: Would Probe Licenses. Business license taxes, including espe cially merchants' license taxes, should be investigated with a view to the re-, moval of conflicts and injustices, and to the better correlation of these taxes in the State and local systems. Owing to the impossibility of securing a reasonably full disclosure of money on deposit for purposes of taxation, the tax on money should be abolished, the small resulting loss to be made up through Increased rates on income or on bank stock. • The tax system should be. further simplified. The revenue system of the State and localities as a whole should be centered more largely around such' major sources as Income, real estate, personal, business and franchise taxes. State tax functions should be further concentrated under the rtate Tax De partment, eliminating scattering. Reduction in Rate*. Steps should be taken to bring about a uniform reduction in the rates on tangible personal property. A reduc tion of $1 to $1.50 on each SIOO, com bined with equitable assessment, would probably result in increased revenues from this source. Simplify administration In the in heritance tax law by changing from a succession tax to an estate tax, with liberal exemptions to beneficiaries. State adoption' of an equitable plan for taxing forests. Liberal provision by the State for research in taxation. A liberal State policy of grants in aid to those of its political subdivisions whose economic resources are clearly inadequate. “Local assessments of real estate and tangible personal property,” commented the report, “representing more than 40 per cent of the combined State and local tax levies, still constitute the most important tax problem In the Stafcs." The committee on taxation that com piled the report and its recommenda tions is composed of Robert H. Tucker, Lexington, chairman; John Stewart Bryan, Richmond; Richard Crane, Westover; James R. Gilliam, Jr., Lynch burg, and Thomas J. Hundley, Newport News. J. Vaughan Gary; Richmond, is counsel for the committee, and Tipton R. Snavely of the Unlverslt” of Virginia is economic adviser. —' ■ 1 ' Germany sent more than 1.i00.000 clocks to Great Britain In 1929, ■■■■■■■■ ** ———^ X * ILANS for the future are apt to be cast aside in the P rush of business and desire for pleasure. Your |___ plans can alone be made by you. Stop, and reflect. If you were suddenly taken from this life, would your life’s savings and your present plans for its conservation serve to safeguard your family’s future? Make a will or execute a trust agreement, naming a competent trust company, and have the assurance that your property -will be handled and distributed according to your wishes. .... This Company is empowered by Congress to act in any fiduciary capacity, and has exercised those powers for more than forty years. Consult the officers of our Trust Department about your problems . American security / » AND ♦ ll 15th and Penna . Are. Capital, $3,400,000 Surplus, $3,400,000 Central 7th and Mass. Ave. nr? Southwest—7th and E Sts. S.IT, and H Sts. NJB. oKAIMCnt,9. Northwest—ll4o 15th St. N.W. WASHINGTON’S LARGEST TRUST COMPANY % Advance* New Theory •r , '-t^B w ' -jV m,* jmkJJm w.tef, JNfc\ V - S] DR. HENRY FAIRFIELD OSBORN. M|ii is not descended from monkey even though he be a product of evolu tion, Dr. Osborn told the American As* soclation for the Advancement of Science in. an address in Des Moines, December 27. Dr. Obsorn, a resident of New York, said that man is about 50,000,000 years old, but is directly de scended from the “dawn man.” He said that the Darwinian theory must be re constructed in the face of new scientific discoveries. ■—Associated Press Photo. PLAQUE OF RABBI WISE PRESENTED BY CHILDREN Temple Receives Gift at Ceremony Incident to Annual Chanu kah Festival. Children participating in the celebra tion of the religious school of the Washington Hebrew Congregation inci dent to the annual Chanukah festival of .the Jewish community presented to the temple yesterday morning a plaque of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the founder of American reform Judaism. The ceremonies were held at 10:30 o’clock at the headquarters of the congregation, Eighth and I streets. The children in turn were each pre sented with a book of Psalms by Emanuel Haas. Other individual gifts were made by the Sisterhood and the Brotherhood to the children. Addresses to the youngsters were made by Allen De Ford, president of the Brotherhood, and Mrs. Harry Levinson, representing the Sisterhood. Mrs. Jonas Bemhelmer sang a solo, accompanied by Mrs. Leon ard B. Schloss. CORNER STONE LAID. Special Dispatch to The Star. LYNCHBURQ, Va., December 30. The corner stone of Fairview Methodist Church was laid Saturday afternoon, the ceremony being In charge of Mar shall Lodge of Masons, with T. C. Nel son of thLs city, grand lecturer of the State, in charge. j The new church has an auditorium with seating for 400 and 22 class rooms. It was started July 4 and has co6t ap proximately $30,000. The new building displaces a small frame structure that had been in use about 20 years. SUBURBAN news HUSBAND BURNED IN EYES WITH ACID Wife Is Charged With May hem Following Quarrel Over Furniture. Alleged to hove thrown acid in her husband’s face and eyes Saturday night during a dispute. Mrs. Louise M. Smith. 35 years old, of the 1400 block of E street southeast, was to face a charge of mayhem in Police Court today The husband. Robert A. Smith, 26 years old, 2420 Fourth street north east, was badly burned, but, accord ing to Dr. W. B. Morse of 666 Mary land avenue northeast, who is treat ing him, he will not lose his sight. Mrs. Smith was arrested by fifth pre cinct police and later released under 3500 bond. The incident occurred when Smith is alleged to have ordered his wife r from their former home, at 546 Four . teenth street southeast. She had ob , jected to the removal of some of their » furniture to storage. Police say that when Mrs. Smith refused to leave, ; Smith pushed her toward the front ; door and that during the brief strug gle the woman pulled a vial of acid 1 froth her purse and threw it in his iice. i , Bmith, blinded, ran from the house into the arms of 8. W. Tebbs, pro prietor of the Commercial Storage & Transfer Co., who took him to Dr Morse. Dncheu Heads Profanity War. MADRID, December 30 (JP). —The Duchess of San Carlos has been elected president of the association for the suppression of profane language. The association will hear a solemn te deum in the chapel of the Knight of the Grace. India’s population now is approxi mately three times that of the United ' States. I VE FAY Our Assets Gained •’ ~ mb!' ggm 65% in the Past # The reason for this new- M tlonal growth, wo boiler*, U _ ■of due to onr poring oror K In- W* torost on deposits for tho post several years and the absolute I safety of our depositors’ funds. i hewg Open a savings account with as 1 little as one dollar NOWI , s OR MORE SStiSU&A r JjjATIONAL <*, PERMANENT ASSOCIATION jafTy (ORGANIZED IMS) JB^QL 949 Ninth Street N.W. Bott /utt Below New York Avenue MIND WOMAN DIES FROM BURNS Pours Kerosene on Fire and Clothing Ignites From Explosion. Special Dispatch to The Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., December 10.— Mrs. Mary Isabelle Myers, Clear Spring, 46, weighing 305 pounds, died at the Washington County Hospital last night from burns received when a stove in which she poured kerosene exploded yesterday morning. • She had been the first to arise and was making the fire in preparation for breakfast when the accident oc curred. Her husband, Jacob Myers, brought her here in a truck, despite the fact that he also was severely burned about the hands and arms trying to extinguish the fire, which was consuming his wife's clothing. - ■ • Odd Fellows Elect. MARTINSBURO, W. Va„ December 30 (Special).—Clyde Miller was elected noble grand of Tuscarora Lodge, No. 24, Odd Fellows, here. Other new officers include: Vice grand, Lewis Knicely; recording secretary, H. B. Warrenfelte; financial secretary, W. P. Snyder; treasurer, S. K. Wolfensberger.