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, TO REOPEN BANK ;March 10 Set as Tentative ! Date Southern Maryland Trust Will Open. fr a Stuff Correspondent of The Bt»r. SEAT PLEASANT, Md.. February 22. Uniting In a vigorous effort to raise the *IOO,OOO pool needed to reopen the Southern Maryland Trust Co., stock holders of the Institution succeeded in having that amount subscribed at a largely attended mass meeting in Com munity Hall last night. As a result it was announced today that March 10 had been set as the tentative date for the reopening, al though every effort will be made to col lect the money subscribed and get au thority from the Circuit Court to open the bank sooner if possible. Announcement was also made that !n raising the SIOO,OOO the stock owned by former F. H. Smith Co. officials con nected with the 1» nk had been pooled and absorbed locally, so that they have no further connection with the insti tution. Also, it was pointed out that with few exceptions all the stock of the trust company is now owned in Prince Georges County. While it is a matter upon which the ■tockholders will have to vote, it ap peared to be the general opinion at the meeting that A. O. Dille, for the "£ast 30 years manager of the Union Stock Yards at Benning, D. C., who has lived in Prince Georges County, managed a large farm near Marlboro and is well acquainted locally, would be chosen president of the Institution. At the outset of the meeting Frank Hill of Marlfero, reporting for the •tockholders’ pool committee formed at a mass meeting two weeks ago, declared about 65 per cent -of the amount re quired had been raised since, and it was the problem of the meeting to raise the remaining 35 per cent. This was accomplished in about two hours, many of the stockholders making their sub scriptions in cash. In addition to Hill, speakers at the meeting included L. S. Perkips, George N- Wells, former Prince Georges County commissioner, who presided, and Allen Mac Cullen, secretary and general man ager of the company. In spite of the fact that today is a legal holiday and banks throughout Maryland are closed Mac Cullen plans to visit Baltimore to see George W. Page, bank commissioner, and receiver for the institution, to immediately inaugu rate arrangements for tne reopening. The banks of the trust company at Beat Pleasant and Upper Marlboro have been closed since December 13. Samuel J. Henry, former president of the F. H. Smith Co., was president of tne in stitution until a few days before it went In the hands of the receiver be cause of frozen assets. BURDETTE HMRAL SERVICE TOMORROW Bites for Rockville Postmaster to Be Held at 3 P.M. at Metho dist Church. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., February 22. Funeral services for Willis B. Burdette, postmaster of Rockville, who died sud denly at his home here yesterday, will be held in the local Methodist Church tomorrow at 3 p.m. Mr. Burdette was long active in civic, political, fraternal and religious activ ities in Montgomery County. He served at various times as county superintend ent of schools, a member of the town council, a member of the House of Delegates and a member of the State Senate. He was also a leader in the Rockville Methodist Church and the Rockville Lodge of Masons. ■ ■■■■■-"■» ■ ■ ROCKVILLE. ROCKVILLE. Md., February 22 (Spe cial).—Mrs. Eliza Miller Griffith, wife ©f Seth W. Griffith, died early yester day at her home in Brookeville, this county, 79. She had been ill a long time of a complication of diseases and her death was not unexpected. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Hutton of near Brookeville and Mrs. Ernest Wiggins of Washington. The funeral will take place from the home at 11 o’clock Mon day morning, burial to be in the ceme tery at Brookeville. . Mrs Griffith was formerly a Miss Hopkins of Brookeville and was twice married, her first husband being the late William B. Miller. She also leaves a brother and a sister. The last of a series of pre-Lent dances under the auspices of the Young People’s Society »f St. Mary's Episco pal Church at Aspen will, it has been announced, be held in the parish hall i Wednesday evening of next week. It' will be in charge of a committee of which Miss Margaret E. Carroll is the head. Rev. Frank A. Tyler of the Methodist Church officiated at the marriage here of Ladson E. Kirk, 22, and Miss Jean N. Shank, 19, both of Washington; Earl J Ready, 21, of Cottage City, Md., and Miss Elizabeth A. Smith of Tenleytown, D. C., and Hillman Cornell, 27, and Miss Ella Ferguson. 21, both of Bladens burg, Md., all of the ceremonies taking place at the home of the minister. Mr. and Mrs. F. Bache Abert enter tained at dinner and bridge in their home in Rockville Thursday evening in celebration of Mr. Abert’s forty-third birthday anniversary. Their guests were Dr. and Mrs. William A. Linthi cum, Mr. and Mrs. F. Barnard Welsh. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Pate, Mr. and Mrs. J. Vinson Peter, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Blandford and Mr. and Mrs. J. Darby Bowman. Mrs. Violet L. Mobley of Washington has field suit In the Circuit Court here for an absolute divorce from William M. Mobley of this county, to whom she was married, so the bill sets forth, Octo ber 31. 1921. She charges that more than three years ago she was deserted without cause. She is represented by Attorneys Lemuel Oliver of Washington and F. Barnard Welsh of Rockville. Ac cording to the bill no children were born of the marriage. Through Attorney John E. Oxley of Rockville Mrs. Anna Katherine Gill of Kensington, this county, has instituted suit In the Circuit Court here for an ab solute divorce from Roy Lee Gill of Washington. She charges in her bill that the defendant, to whom she was married in Rockville March 26, 1921, deserted her in July, 1923. The couple hava a son, Charles Lee Gill, aged 8 yean, so the bill states. Charles Porter Mullican, a native and former long-time resident of this vicin ity, died early in the week in Norfolk, Va., wherp he had made his home for the last 25 years, aged 64 years. He is survived by his widow, formerly a Miss Parsley of Brookeville. this county, and sevtQ sons and daughters. The funeral toolkßlace on Thursday from Burrows Memorial Baptist Church, Norfolk, burmi' being in that city. Tat. Mullican was the eldest son of thejjate Salathiel T. Mullican, at one ttm* sheriff of this county, and was a brother of George W. Mullican, assistant post master of Rockville, and Mrs. Lucy Emerich of Port Wayne, Ind. Gildo Calllgaro of Washington, and Miss Emma Wonder of Clifton, N. J„ were married in Rockville on Thursday by Rev. Bertram M. Osgood of the Baptist Church, at the parsonage. Charles H. Kassemmiller, 36, of New Albany. Ind., and Miss Elizabeth Zom- Aro. 28. of Hagerstown. Md., visited yesterday afternoon and ob iined a marriage license from the clerk of the Circuit Court. BATTLE OVER QUARTER . BRINGS YEAR IN JAIL Colored Man Alleged to Have Slashed Another After Dance Near Mitchellville. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. UPPER MARLBORO, Md., February 22.—An argument over 25 cents yester day cost Wesley Spriggs, colored, 12 months in Jail. According to the testimony before Po lice Court Judge J. Chew Sheriff, Spriggs became embroiled in an argu ment over that amount after a dance near Mitchelville. He was convicted of assault and battery on John H. Jones, . also colored, who was badly cut about : j the face. Two other colored men were ! convicted of assault and battery as a ■; result of the same affair and fined $25 i i : each. RUM SENTENCES GIVEN TO FOUR OF FAMILY W. J. Smith, His Two Sons and Brother, Get Three-Year Term in Virginia Court. By the Associated Press. BOYDTON, Va., February 22.—Four members of one family, W. J. Smith and Burton Smith, 24, and Ferrell Smith, 16, his sons, and R. L. Smith, his brother, all of Mecklenburg County, were con victed in the Circuit Court here yester day on charges of manufacturing ardent spirits, following the capture of a still December 29, when two officers were shot. Each of the four was sentenced to serve a prison term of three years after they pleaded guilty. Them trial followed that of Garland Smith, 22, another son of W. J. Smith, concluded when he was convicted of slaying Sheriff Ben Puryear and Police man Mack Tuck, shot from ambush as they, with other officers, r ided the still resulting in the capture of the four Smiths sentenced yesterday. Garland Smith was sentenced to die in the elec tric chair, June 2, and was removed last night to the State prison in Richmond. DAVIS SUGGESTS BYRD TRY FOR PRESIDENCY Former Democratic Nominee Hakes Proposal Before Virginia Senate. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. RICHMOND, Va„ February 22.—Ac companied by John W. Davis, Demo cratic nominee for President in 1924, W. A. McCorkle, former Governor of West Virginia, appeared before the Vir ginia State Senate jfsterday and sug gested that former Gov. Harry F. Byrd be named as a candidate for President. Without calling Gov. Byrd’s name, McCorkle said, “during the last few years you have had a governor who has put Virginia on the map in a material way. I hope that before long Virginia will once more have the distinction of being the mother of a President.” The two distinguished visitors were presented to the Senate by Senator Saxon W. Holt, president pro tempore. During the 10-minute recess that was ordered. Mr. Davis asked to see how the voting machine worked. “That is interesting to a resident of New York,” he said, “where we have no machines in politics at all.” Before the House, Mr. Davis warned against over-regulation of personal liberty, stating that he would like to write over every legislative *door Jeffer son’s old motto; “The world is gov erned too much. Let the man alone!” JULES DIEUDONNE BURIED. Special Dispatch to The Star. BLADENSBURG. Md., February 22. Funeral services for Jules Dieudonne, 43 years old, son of the late Jules and Ju liana J. B. Dieudonne, of Bladensburg, who died Tuesday at Walter Reed Hos pital, Washington, after an illness of more than two months, v ere held from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church here. In terment was in Rock Creek Cemetery. Mr. Dieudonne was first stricken early in December while at work in the Post Office Department, where he had long been employed. He served during his youth in the Navy for a time. He was the grandson of the ’ate Nicholas Car roll Stephen, prominent attorney. Mr. Dieudonne, who was unmarried, lived at the family home here. He leaves a brother, E. L. Dieudonne of Bladens burg, and two sisters. Mrs. Margaret A. Hartman of Washington and Mrs. Amelia Potts of Delaware. Strictly, a parrot doesn’t talk; it merely repeats sounds. This it can do because it ha* a thick, fleshy tongue and a larynx which lends itself to the imitation of sounds. * * a ★ ★ * * s GEOIKGE WASHINGTON LOVEII HIS HOME Following his triumphs in the Revolutionary War, George Washington retired to the peace and beauty of his Virginia homestead. Six years later he left it to become our first president, but when his two terms were up, he returned to it, once more. Today that spot, “Mount Vernon,” is a na> tional shrine, an enduring monument not only to the Father of His Country but also to the love of HOME whid) has been the foundation of our nation. As we honor George Washington on the anni versary of his birth, let us follow his example and place our home first in our thoughts. House & Herrmann Seventh at Eye iT-fianPEj fIFUBNISH 1 InUHMI * * * * . * * THE EVENING ST AH, WASHINGTON; D. C-, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 22, 1930. ARCHITECT RESIGNS IN BUILDING DISPUTE Delos H. Smith Named Suc cessor to Carry on Plans for Rockville Edifice. ~ • BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY. Staff Correspondent of The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., February 22 I Differences of opinion over the design for the proposea new county building to be erected here resulted last night in the resignation of Rossell Edward Mitch ell, the architect, who prepared the original design, which was submitted to'' the National Commission of Fine Arts, and which did not meet with the approval of that body. Lacy Shaw, vice president of the Board of County Com missioners, announced that Mr. Mitchell had resigned because of ti e recommen dations of the Fine Arts Commission of a type of architecture, which had been accepted by the building comimttee, and with which he was not in accord. Troubles over the design of the pro posed building have been brewing for months, but the committee had made every effort to conceal them. The mat tor came to a head when the original design was sent to the National Com mission of Fine Arts. - and that body recommended that in place of the lime stone facing, it should be of brick with limestone trim, a type of architecture ™°* n as the Georgian style, similar to that used in school houses, police sta ins and engine houses in the District of Columbia. Design Approved. The building committee yesterday ap proved the new design submitted as a result of the Fine Arts Commisison dis approval of the first design, but this is to be entirely limestone facing. It was said that the committee unanimously approved this design. When the second design was submitted to the Fine Arts body that organization said that it was architecturally sound,” but at the same time reiterated its opinion that the Georgian style should be followed in the proposed county building. Aft f!L^s c , eptlng the resignation of Mr. Mitchell, the committee named Deliw H. Smith of Washington, architect for the building, and gave him instruc tions to proceed with the preparation of the detailed plans. It also appointed the following committee on preparation of plans to meet weekly with Mr. Smith, and go over them as they progress: Capt. Chester Wells, George P. Sacks, Berry E. Clark, clerk to the board of county commissioners; Preston B Ray clerk of the Montgomery County Circuit Court; George E. Hamilton, Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor, Lacy Shaw, vice president of the board of county comissioners; Otho H. W. Talbott, H. F. Tass and J. Roger Spates, mayor of Rockville. Changes Made Necessary. The new exterior design has made necessary a considerable number of changes in the interior of the building and a reduction of the size of the struc- I tore as a whole to keep it within the ! money available at this time. The orig- ' Inal design for the building called for a width of 227 feet and a depth of 60 feet. The new designs will provide for a width of 180 feet, with a possible re duction to 160 feet and a depth of 54 feet. The present court house will be allowed to stand until some future time when money is available to replace it with one wing. The new design is what is termed the Greek revival style of architecture in the early nineteenth century. There will be a portico with 6 columns in the front and 11 steps leading up to the entrance. In olden days a brook was called a ! riva] ” Afterward the word was ap- | PUed to people who lived near a brook > and then to those who, living on oppo- ' site sides, quarreled about the owner ship of the water. From that meaning to its present one is an obvious step. jF Unexcelled cooling system— sV. J Complete change of ait every minutea I flWfijr3f«#J i'l COLUMBIA RDl*at 18 t -»ST •1 8 , oefOSiTf >m*«*aoob tS Special Holiday DINNER | Today, 4 Until 8 P.M. \ :£ A .delicious 5- £ A course dinner of V H A varied menu and > choicest foods. is 5 Oar oyster* are famoai. Served 5 5 any atyle or boxed to take out. € % WE SHUCK DAILY Jj '•a COLUMBIA 5042 JT BILL PLANS STUDY OF COMPENSATION Virginia Measure Would Cre ate Commission to Weigh, Whole Subject. BY LESTER N. INSKEEP, Staff Correspondent of The Star. RICHMOND, Va., February 22.—With the amended workmen’s compensation bill out of the way, leaders of both 1 contingents, those seeking additional: compensation and those opposing it, yesterday signed a truce and combined in offering a resolution for the forma tion of a commission to make a thor ough study of the situation with a view to establishment of a State insurance fund to lessen the present high cost to j the employers, thereby permitting greater advantages to the employes. The author of the resolution was Hugh Reid, delegate from Arlington County, who was the principal sponsor of the workmen’s compensation act in the House, Senator Frank L. Ball of Arlington being the Senate sponsor. Coleman Is Co-Sponsor. Following his preparation of the measure, Reid submitted it to I. N. Coleman of Dinwiddle, who had led the fight against increased compensa tion on the grounds that it would place on industry a heavier burden than they could at the present time carry. 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Pound II m |j On Safe OnZy as AZZ II “Sanitary” and Piggly Wiggly Stores li M II || ii; !ii;:;::::;:fe::::::::iSl^::::::;T;T::;iiii:;!;ii;;;:!!!:!g';;!!!!::;?;!i»!»!»?'»;»»w»Hi.HH...HHnr.-.. t ..1,>.„, l ,>.„, II I and it was unanimously passed by the House. When it reached the Senate it was referred to committee for study. The resolution calls for a commission ; of five members, three to be appointed i from the House and two from the Sen j ate, who, "together with the Industrial Commission, Department of Labor and Industry and Department of Insurance ; and Banking, shall make a thorough j study of this Question, looking toward the creation of a State insurance fund for the workmen’s compensation act and to report on same at the next General Assembly.” In the first part of the -esolution Reid states that relations existing be tween employer and employe in Vir ginia have always been of cordial co operation, but that, the awards under the Virginia act are among the lowest of the 44 States in which similar acts are in effect and the insurance rates among the highest. Employe Would Benefit. j The employers, Reid said, are appar ; ently satisfied to pay the present rates , if they are not made higher, so if it is possible to make the insurance cheaper i the employe will benefit by the differ- | ; ence. West Virginia. Reid declared, a ! ; much lower rate and much higher i awards than Virginia tnrni , I i State insurance fund. He added that \ | high rates are “an embargo against re- ! lief, for the employer is unable to pay much more than he is now paying for the insurance.” FLAMES DESTROY HOUSE. Special Dispatch to The Star. LEONARDTOWN, Md., February 22. —A SIO,OOO house, belonging to Thomas Lawrence, at Mount Airy, near here, was completely destroyed by fire originating from a defective flue. ' Lawrence’s children were sick, but escaped Injury. DR. FRANK GAINES MADE M L HEAD Succeeds Dr. H. L. Smith. Was President of Wake Forest, N. C., School. 3y the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., February 22.—Dr. Frank P. Gaines, president of Wake Forest College in North Carolina, was yesterday elected president of Washing ton and Lee University, Lexington, Va., to succeed Dr. Henry Louis Smith j retired. Dr. Smith was elected presi dent emeritus. Dr. Gaines came to Wake Forest : recently after a long period of service as a professor at Furman University in Greenville, S. C. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond and is a brother of Dr. R. E. Gaines, a professor at Richmond. Board Lauds Gaines. "The decision was reached after full and mature deliberation and the board feels that the university will be most fortunate in securing the services of Dr Gaines,” an official statement from the board of trustees said. "His scholastic achievements, his executive experience, his demonstrated ability and his high standing in the educational world give every assurance of a successful and pro gressive administration of the affairs of the university.” The trustees meeting yesterday repre* sented many sections of the country, and Include John W. Davis, Democratic I candidate for the presidency in 1924 and former Gov. McCorkle of West Vir ginia. Mr. Davis and Mr. McCorklr visited the General Assembly today and delivered addresses in both Houses Other trustees present included W. McC. i Martin, St. Louis; Dr. George Boiling Lee, grandson of» Gen. Robert E. Lee. j New York; O, W. St. Clair. Tazewell,, Va.. rector; Dr. W. McC. White Raleigh; Harrington Waddell. Lexington Va.; Charles J. McDermott, New York; ; James R. Caskie, Lynchburg; Dr W. L Carson, Richmond; Judge Louis S. ■■■ i ■- - Sfr February 22nd 1930 DROOP First in quality— IRST IN DURABILITY— IRST IN THE MINDS OF MUSICAL PEOPLE— STEINWAY “THE INSTRUMENT Or THE IMMORTALS” Exclusive Washington Representatives E. F. Droop & Sons Co., 1300 G » A-7 Epes, Richmond, and George C. Perry Tazewell» Va. Smith Quit January. Dr. Henry Louis Smith has been presi dent of Washington and Lee for the i >ast IS years. He resigned in January, having reached the age of retirement, i Dr. Robert H. Tucker of Washington and Lee, was named acting president of ! the institution after Dr. Smith’s retire : ment. Workers of Paris are complaining that their living expenses are mounting.