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ALEXANDRIA HEADS OPPOSE DALE BILL City Council Adopts Resolu tion Asking Senator to With draw Measure. Special Dispatch to The Btar. ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 21 City Council yesterday afternoon by formal resolution requested State Sena tor Frank L. Ball to withdraw the bill he has introduced In the State Senate providing for a park and planning com- j mission for the territory including this j city, Arlington County and a portion of I Fairfax County. The resolution was j passed unanimously. Objects and purposes sought are not properly matters to be legislated upon by the State Legislature, according to the opinion expressed by council, but are rather matters to be worked out by the joint co-operation of the governing bodies of the two counties and city af fected. The action was taken on motion by : Councilman T. J. Fannon. after Coun cilman E. F. Ticer had requested that I the matter be brought before the body j and definitely settled. Tells of Conference. Before action was taken on the pro- i posed legislation City Attorney Carl j Budwesky told council of a conference he had with Senator Ball regarding the bill Budweskv stated that the Senator had told him that he realized that Alex andria already possessed the powers contained in the bill, and his object in ] having the bill passed was to provide for the future, as one day the whole of this area wculd be one- large city and function as one unit. It was further stated that Senator Ball felt that the same results cai. be ob tained bv co-operation between the units but that he believes they would never ] agree Senator Ball was further repre-i sented as believing that Alexandria is, interested in planning beyond its limits. In reference to the cost of the body proposed, the Senator told him, accord ing to Budwesky, that Arlington County would share more of the expense than Alexandria, due to its larger area. The object of the bill is to lay out a master plan for the whole territory and when this is done the commission would cease to exist, according to what the Senator •, is said to have told Budwesky. Senator Bali’s attention was called by Budwesky to the fact that before council would consider the bill it would have to be amended to provide that no plan could be adopted unless it was agreed | upon by all three units affected, and the : Senator agreed to this change, he said. Measure Unnecessary. After hearing Mr. Budwesky’s report Mayor Smoot stated that the proposed legislation is not necessary for Alexan dria. that the city is willing to co-oper ate with Arlington and Fairfax Coun ties in carrying out such a plan, but it is entirely unnecessary for the State to at tempt to force the city into it. With it goes extra taxes for which the city will receive no benefit, the mayor stated. The city has sufficient laws now to carry out such work, the mayor be lieves, and is not willing to give any board of nine taxing powers or author ity as is provided in the bill. It is his opinion that the plan can be worked out at home by mutual agreement of the three units and not in the General Assembly. Resolution Moved. Councilman Fannon then moved that the following resolution be adopted: “Whereas Senator Frank L. Ball has Introduced bill No. 310 in the Legisla ture of Virginia, the object of which is to create a park and planning commis sion for the territory including the City of Alexandria, the County of Arlington and a part of the County of Fairfax, ; and “Whereas, after due consideration of ! a the provisions of said bill it is the opinion and sense of the City Council > of Alexandria that the objects and pur poses sought to be obtained in this bill are not properly matters to be legis lated upon by the Legislature of this i State, but are rather matters to be worked out by a joint co-operation of the governing bodies of the two coun ties and the city affected; "Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Alexandria that the Hon. Frank L. Ball be requested on be half of the council to withdraw said bill from the consideration of the Legis lature.” The financial reports for January were received. The general fund show ed receipts of $819,497.79, expenditures of $560,171.27, leaving a balance of $259,326.52 on hand February 1. In cluded in the receipts are the proceeds from the sale of bonds, while the ex penditures include $502,500 paid Arling ton County on account of annexation. The balance includes the unused por tion of the bond issue. A deficit of $1,614.12 was shown by the gas fund on February 1, but this was explained by the fact that the January bills had not been collected and that today the balance of the! fund is $3,820.92. The fund had re- I ceipts of $3,008.78 during the month I and expenditures of $4,622.90. METHODISTS TO CONFER. Annual Lynchburg District Par ley Begins April 29. Special Dispatch to The Star. LYNCHBURG. Va., February 21 The annual conference of the Lynch burg district of the Methodist Church will be held April 29-30, at the Brook neal Church, according to announce ment made by Dr. J. Franklin Carey, I presiding elder. Invitation for the con- i ference was extended by the circuit board of stewards of that circuit. The initial session of the conference will be held at 9 o’clock the morning of April 29. There ..re 100 congregations in the district and 31 pastoral charges. FIRE DESTROYS CHURCH. Five Companies Called to Extin- 1 guish Woodland Blaze. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star MELWOOD, Md., February 21.—A i colored church was destroyed by fire which swept through the woods near here yesterday afternoon. The flames came dangerously near several dwellings and were extinguished by volunteer fire 1 companies called from Seat Pleasant. Capitol Heights. Greater Capitol Heights, Boulevard Heights and Marl boro. FIREMEN ARE PRAISED. Capt. Hewitt Attributes Low Losses to Efficiency. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. SILVER SPRING, Md.. February 21. —Low fire losses in this neighborhood were attributed by Capt. Frank L. Hewitt to the efficiency of the Silver Spring Fire Department, in a letter which he sent that organization. He said in his letter that ”of $2,500, In fire insurance in this neighborhood, carried by several companies, the loss during the year 1929 was less than $50.” workman'is killed. Steam Shovel Oiler Ie Crushed at Lake Jackson Project. MANASSAS, Va., February 21.—Rob ert Warren, 22 years old, an oiler em ployed on a steam shovel by the Morris Construction Co., was crushed to death yesterday in an accident at the Lake dam. SUIS U K BA N NEW £ . EIGHT AND HALF MILES OF LAND IN MARYLAND GIVEN TO VIRGINIA Potomac Boundary Line Commission In cludes Valuable Oyster Beds in Award. Settles Old Controversy. By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., February 21.—Eight and a half miles of territory bordering j on Maryland, including several square miles of valuable oyster beds, have been j added to Virginia by the Virginia-Mary land Commission on the Poton&ftc i boundary line by final decision submit -1 ted to Gov. Pollard yesterday. The report of the commission estab- J lished the new boundary under au- j thority of law conferred by acts of the ! General Assemblies of Virginia and Maryland. The decision amicably ter minates a question in dispute since Co lonial times. However, Congress must j pass a law. as a mere matter of form, CRAMTON INDORSES PARK BILE CHANGES Efforts Will Be Made to Get Senate Approval of Pro posed Amendments. BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY. Changes in the Cramton public parks j extension bill which have been sought : by Montgomery County leaders have | ; met with the approval of Representative Louis C. Cramton, author of the meas ure, and efforts will be made by the lat ter to get the Senate to approve the proposed amendments, as the measure now Is in the Upper House. The proposed changes were the result of three days of conferences between I Mr. Cramton, Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant, 3d, I | executive officer, and Charles W. Eliot, | I 2d. city planner, of the National Capital ; Park and Planning Commission: Irving j i C. Root, chief engineer, and J. Bond 1 ■ Smith, general counsel, of the Maryland- ! National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and E. Brooke Lee. speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. “As a result of the conferences,” Mr. Cramton said, “an entire harmony of viewpoint and purpose is found to exist with reference to H. R. 26, under which acquisition of park areas in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties is pro posed. The extensions proposed in the bill include the valleys of Rock Creek, the Anacostia, Indian Creek, the North west Branch, Sligo Creek and Cabin John Creek, constituting a remarkable I series of parkways which if established will mean so much to the future of the i National Capital and also in the pro posed development of the metropolitan ' areas just going on in Maryland ad- j jacent. At the time H. R. 26 was orig inally drafted the Maryland Park and Planning Commission was not in exist- ! ence. “With the creation of the commission i and the formulation of its highly inter- j eating and important plans, the situa tion has materially developed. Because j of such development some changes in j the structure of H. R. 26 now seem de- ; sirable, such changes not affecting the : fundamental purposes of the bill, but rather having to do with questions of ; method and procedure. In these in ! formal conferences we have been able : to entirely agree as to the amendments ! desired. These amendments would place 1 the title to lands acquired in the State of Maryland and makes entirely definite the control of the Maryland Park and Planning Commission over their devel opment and administration in accord ance with plans approved by the Na tional Capital Park and Planning Com mission. The amendments proposed also put the Federal contribution in a form that will greatly facilitate the work of the Maryland Commission in acquiring the areas desired. “The bill is now pending before the Senate committee on the District of Columbia, and of course the decision as to what amendments shall be made, if any, to the bill rests with that com mittee in the Senate. I feel very hope ful that these amendments will meet with the approval of the Senate com mittee when opportunity is given for presentation to them.” countynotliable IN DAMAGE CLAIM ■ - ■ j Commonwealth Attorney’s Demur | rer Sustained by Decision of Court in Nearby Virginia. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. CLARENDON, Va., February 21 i That Arlington County cannot be sued | for personal injuries was definitely established in Circuit Court here yes- i terday when Judge Howard W. Smith j sustained a demurrer of Common- j wealth’s Attorney William C. Gloth in the case of Henri Dashiel Wright' against the county board of super | visors. The suit was the outgrowth of alleged injuries received by Wright when he stepped into a hole In a county road while alighting from a bus. He claims j to have broken his leg and asked dam- j ages of $3,000. The commonwealth attorney In his ! demurrer claimed that the board of su pervisors is an instrument of the county, i the county is an agency of the State and under the law the State cannot be a party to such a suit. I Gloth had first planned to fight the case on the question of Jurisdiction, but abandoned the idea upon discovery of the feature of the law which eliminates State liability for personal injuries. He wanted the city council of Alexandria substituted for the county board of supervisors as defendants in the case on the ground that Alexandria, through annexation, now owns the ground on which the mishap occurred. The suit originated before annexation became effective and the territory was still the property of the county. Fruit Farm Manager Dies. WINCHESTER, Va.. February 21 (Special).—John W. Brill, 71. a Fred erick County fruit farm manager, died from a heart attack yesterday. A widow, one daughter and five sons survive. Graduate McCormick Medical Glasses Fitted Collece Eyes Examined DR. CLAUDE S. SEMONES Eyesight Specialist Phone National 0721 400-410 McLachlen Bids. 10th and G 8t». N.W. Now You Can Wear FALSE TEETH With Real Comfort Fasteeth. a new, pleasant powder. • keeps teeth firmly set.* Deodorizes. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeling. I To eat and laugh In comfort just >, | sprinkle a little Fasteeth on your plates, i i Get it today at Peoples Drug Stores, , i Llggett's Drug Stores and other drug j ! stores.—Advertisement. ~~ " 1 ' THK EVKMXU STAR. AVASiimiTOX. 1). C„ FRIDAY. Y\:AM<\ WHY Jl. 19.50, I acknowledging the change, before the new boundary will be authentic. The commission Included two men, | Dr. Wilbur A. Nelson, head of the geol ogy department of the University of Virginia, and Edward B. Mathews, . State geologist of Maryland, appointed two years ago by governors of their re- | spective States. Their task was to settle i the boundary controversy on the basis of the award of 1877, establishing the | principle that the line should run along j l the low-water mark on the Virginia j shore from headland to headland. In ; i more than a dozen changes definitely fixing the headlands only one small shift of the line favored Maryland, I Virginia being the great gainer under the principle interpretation. COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS TO HAVE JOINT MEETING Prince Georges Exchange Club and Hyattsville Chamber to Gather in Session. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. HYATTSVILLE. Md., February 21. Accepting an invitation from Arthur j Owens, president of the Hyattsville Chamber of Commerce, members of the Prince Georges County Exchange Club have arranged a joint meeting with the : chamber lor Monday night. At that time it is hoped Irving C. Root, chief I engineer of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will explain plans for park development 1 in Prince Gecrges County. Appointment of a committee to study its by-laws was also authorized by the Exchange Club at its bi-monthly meet ing, in Pinkney Memorial Episcopal Church, Wednesday. President O. B. Zantzinger, jr., named Waldo Burnside as chairman of the committee, with I)r. Raymond Vawter and Rev. Clyde Brown as members. H. L. Leonard and B. L. Anspon were admitted to membership. A new bridge at Vancouver, B. C., will 1 cost $2,800,000. I^ Store Open Tomorrow from 9:15 A.M. to 1 P.M, The Hecht Co. “F Street at Seventh" SB9 to $132-7, 8 and 9 Yabv "\(>titro(lyne ” Radios ————————————————— Other Radios ■■■■■mmhhmi 5 Fada Radios, complete with 8 tubes; formerly $195; now SIOO • ■ 1 Crosley Radio, complete t M with 8 tubes; formerly WSamiimK M. jjf| $142.50; now SIOO 2 bolster Radios, complete with 8 tubes; formerly $202.50; now... .$97.50 1 Atwater Kent 41 (DC), j # _ complete with 7 tubes; LOmplete Ultll tIIDCS formerly $200; now SIOO $ 1 Majestic Radio and Phonograph Comb in a- All u i ■« _ tion; formerly $316.50; nave been used as floor sam now $1 75 pies. Modern alternating current 21 Radio Cabinets electric sets ... all this season’g 18 Highboy Walnut Cabi- models. In good-looking walnut • formerly* n \o* iy \Vo • cabinets. The mechanical parts are now $lO in good condition . . . some of the 3 Lowboy and Highboy cabinets are a bit scratched. If Walnut Cabinets, 2 styles, 9 , formerly $75; now. $25 you ve been wanting a radio . . . this is a most unusual opportunity. '™wa™ 1-5135 F^r KENT sets Radios *65 *75 Complete with tubes 10—5132 Crosleys, Complete with 8 tubes with 7 tubes $65 3—5119 RCA Sets, The lowest price, we believe, I 1—5159 Atwater Kent 40, ,! th,S Fada 861 has ever been 7 tubes $65 8 • com plete with tubes. Sales Final . . . No Exchanges 90-Day Free Service A Small Charge Will Be Made for Installation (Radio Store. Main Floor.) WILLIS BURDETTE, POSTMASTER, DIES Rockville Ex-Legislator and Politician Succumbs to Heart Disease. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., February 21.—Wil ! hs ®- Burdette, postmaster here for the past four years, formerly holder of the j office for a four-year term, a member : of the State Senate at the session of 1920 and the second Republican to rep resent this county in that bondy since ; j the Civil War, died at his home here | shortly before 8 o’clock this morning, | aged 58 years. He had not been well for some time, but had been able to attend to his post office duties without interruption. Earlv this morning he complained of being ill and several hours later suffered a heart attack, which resulted in almost instant death. He is survived by his widow. Mrs I Lulu B. Burdette, who is a daughter of i the late John W. Walker of Gaithers ; burg, and a son, Aubrey Burdette, of Groveton, Va. He also leaves hte moth- j er. Mrs. Isabel Burdette; a brother. Moody Burdette, and two sisters, Mrs. Dorsey Day and Mrs. Lillie Umberger. all of Browningsville, this county. Funeral services will be held from the Rockville Methodist Church at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Mr. Burdette was a son of the late Joseph M. Burdette and was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. He was bom near Browningsville and moved to Rockville about 30 years ago. For a number of years he was county super intendent of schools, served one term in the Maryland House of Delegates, was a member of the Rockville Town Council and some years ago was elected mayor of Rockville, but was found to be ineligible because of being superin tendent of schools at the time. He was for many years active in Re- | publican politics and at one time was chairman of the Republican State cen tral committee for the county. He was a member of the Rockville Lodge of Masons, a leading member of the Rock ville Methodist Church and an active Sunday school worker. Mr. Burdette recently received word from Representative Frederick N. Zihl man that he had been recommended for reappointment as postmaster at Rockville. TEACHER PENSION BILL IS REPORTED Virginia Measure With In creased Compensation Ap proved by Committee. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. RICHMOND, Va., February 21.—The bill providing an annuity plan for the i retirement of teachers In the Virginia ' schools, with greatly increased com pensation over the present law, was l unanimously reported last night by the j House committee on schools and col ! leges, following a lengthy hearing. The measure has the indorsement ol the Virginia Educational Association. Wilbur C. Hall of Loudoun County, the sponsor, explained that the bill had been drawn on the strength of a survey made by the Carnegie ►oundatior. and 1 had been four months in preparation. It is extremely technical. Provisions of Bill. The bill provides that teachers shall give 5 per cent of the salaries instead | of the present 1 per cent and that the i State shall match the teachers' pay i ments. dollar for dollar. At the committee hearing last night it was stated by Joseph A. Saunders, superintendent of schools of Newport I News, that since the inauguration of ! the teachers’ retirement fund in 1908 I the teachers have paid in $1,612,856 | from their salaries, while the State has i appropriated but $163,000. Teachers under the age of 25, num bering about 7,000 of the total of 17,000 in active service In the State at the present time, would be Ineligible for the pension plan unless they had taught for five years. It was explained that many young teachers leave the profes sion after a few years to marry or seek business positions. The 900 teachers > now on the retired list would remain ; under the present plan. Sets Aside $85,900. The measure would have the gov ernor set aside $85,000 in 1932 to make the system operative. Under the present plan teachers reaching the retirement age receive a half of the average amount of their salaries during the past five years In service, provided the amount does not exceed SSOO yearly. The new plan provides that In case a teacher becomes disabled after five I [ years of service she may receive the i entire amount paid In from her salary i and by the State, plus Interest, In the j form of an annuity. If she voluntarily j leaves the service ahe may obtain the ; amount, that she ha# paid In, plus In terest. Under the regular retirement at 60 years of age, teachers would be given an annuity based upon the total amount paid In by them and the State, no limit being placed on the total yearly compensation. HURT IN AUTO CRASH. Alfredla Landrum Suffers Leg Fracture. Three Are Arrested. ' By * Stuff Correspondent of The Star. I FORESTVILLE. Mrt , February 21. I One- person was injured and three others 1 arrested following a collision between a 1 truck and an automobile early this morning. Alfredla Landrum, colored, of Wash-' ington is in Casualty Hospital with a fractured left leg sustained in the ac cident. John Hamilton Gall of Balti more was arrested by State Patrolman Booker for reckless driving, while Joseph Toliver, colored, Washington, driver of the other machine, was Jailed for driv ing while drunk and reckless driving. Richard Ellison, also colored, a passen ger in Toliver's machine, was booked ! for being drunk and disorderly. i i i Mice Mpu; We’re not allowing the interest AtCTfr in fhc GREATEST USED CAR Thi* Great Features Bsl 4 to this great sale. YOU JUST AS GREAT A TODAY AS DID THE YER OF THE FIRST IN THIS EVENT. lobiles price 100 ad n price n *2OO '26 FORD COUPE »s» DUKE TOURING »s* '26 FORD SEDAN $69 ’26 ESSEX COACH «* '25 CHEV. SEDAN $79 '26 OIEV. LANDAU '25 OLDS COACH $129 * 26 a- V -^ ACH $129 ‘25 HUP. 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The parade starts promptly at 2:30 j o’clock Saturday afternoon from King I and Fairfax streets, and is expected to require about 25 minutes to reach the j presidential reviewing stand on North | Washington street. The line will be almost 2 miles long and require more ! than two hours to pass a given point. Persons coming to this city from | Washington and the North by automo bile are advised by the association to I use the upper road to this city. This ! is on account of the fact that the River road is under construction, also I because it will be closed lor a time while President Hoover is on his way here. Because of the large number of ex- I service men who are expected but who ; cannot be reached by members of that I division prior to parade time, these ! men are asked to congregate near ! Gadsby’s Tavern on the 100 block of South Royal street well in advance of starting time. Teacher Resigns. HYATTSVILLE. Md.. February 21 (Special).—Miss Maude R. Isenberg, one ol the most popular teachers In the Hy attsville Elementary School, has resigned to become a teacher in a Washington Junior high school. Miss Isenberg, who was in her fifth year as a teacher here, was instructor in history and music and director of the school orchestra.