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Kansas Power & Light
Preferred Stock Offered Sptciil Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, April 15.—A group headed by the First Boston Corp. and Dillon, Read & Co. and includ ing 38 other underwriters today of fered the new 4\2 per cent series preferred stock of the Kahsas Power & Light Co. of $100 par value at the price of $103 per share plus accrued dividends. Of the entire 139.169 shares of the present offering, 96.380 shares are being offered subject to the prior right of holders (other than a par ent of the company) of the out standing preferred stocks of the company to exchange their shares for the new 4'a per cent preferred Stock on a share-for-share basis plus a cash adjustment based on the dif ference between the redemption price of the old stock and the offer ing price of the 4>a per cent stock. The net proceeds will be applied toward the retirement of all out standing 6 per cent and 7 per cent preferred stocks of the company, tvhich are redeemable at $105 per share and accrued dividends. Dr. Bernard Fantus Dies CHICAGO. April 15 (/P).—Dr. Bernard Fantus, 66, an authority on therapy and originator of Cook County's “blood bank,” which has served as a model for other hospitals throughout the country, died here yesterday. Fellowship Supper ROCKVILLE, Md., April 15 (Spe cial).—The quarterly fellowship supper of the Rockville Baptist Church will be held at the church Wednesday. It will be followed by a business session to be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Herbert O. Cooper. Bethesda Chamber to Meet The first meeting of the new Board of Directors of Bethesda (Md.) Chamber of Commerce is to be held in the County Building at Bethesda, Md., at 8 o'clock tonight. Streets i Continued Prom Page B-l.) new numbers for his house, even though the cost will be comparative ly trivial. Foresee Confusion. Residents who have lived for years on a street with one name, such as Bunker Hill road, foresee possible confusion (in their own minds as well as the minds of others) if the name is completley changed to something else, such as Randolph street. In theory, perhaps, most county residents will concede that Wash ington has a good, simple system of street names. But faced with the propect of having their house num bers and street names changed to conform, some would prefer to re tain the residence designations they have had so long. Some even con tend that the new system does not -- actually conform to the Washington plan. They say that some of the streets named for extensions of Washington streets are not in line with the extensions. They claim, too, that it is illogical to call the north-and-south streets avenues, when such designations are not used for that purpose in Washington. An apparently groundless fear that the street renaming, house renum bering project may be a forerunner of a new “Maryland City” project is frequently voiced. There is a strong sentiment in the county against the “Maryland City” proposal, under ... STZrTl_-_, i Viia FCH. i TmirT/ ye*«i j NO* I'M mT—' which the various towns in the Met ropolitan Area would be merged into one municipality, and since the pro posal called for a new system of street names and house numbers, the present plan has suggested the “Maryland City” project in the minds of many residents. Meetings Produce Comment. In addition to the telephone and mail queries and objections, other objections have been voiced at pub lic meetings now being held in the county under the sponsorship of various towns to discuss the new plan. A large amount of favorable comment also Is produced at such meetings. At one of them in Mount Rainier a man arose to tell the audience he had lived at the same address for 30 years. "Now they are going to change the name of my street, the number of my house and the telephone com pany is changing the exchange,” he said. "I’m wondering if it is not about time that I changed my name.” Some persons object to their par ticular new street names simply on the grounds of personal distaste for a particular designation. As an ex ample, the park commission says the residents of Railroad avenue, Hyattsville, say that name is not "very attractive and pleasant sound ing.” They want it changed to Rhode Island avenue, claiming also that this would end the present “unsatisfactory and complicated” situation regarding mail and mer chandise deliveries. Attach Significance to Names. Some individual objjectors also have admitted they want to keep the county completely independent of Washington. Others object to loss of names they claim are old landmarks or have special sig nificance. In that connection one organiza tion objection came from the Colmar Manor American Legion Post, which claimed the streets in that town are a fitting memorial to American World War leaders and should not be changed for patriotic reasons. The Women’s Community Club of Hyattsville is circulating a petition seeking a referendum on the pro- i posed system. It Is asked that the referendum be held In Hyattsville In conjunc tion with the May 6 elections. Efforts also are being made to extend the referendum to all the residents of the Metropolitan Area. Some merchants object because they believe the plan will make it easier for Washington competitors to deliver in Prince Georges. At present county businessmen, familiar with duplications and unsystematiz ed street names, have the advantage in expediting deliveries. The new plan will require altera tion of new registration and drivers’ permits of all motorists affected by the plan. Mr. Watkins said that the commissioner of motor vehicles has promised to co-operate in expediting this matter without too great an inconvenience to the public. EYES for GRANTED? EVES EXAMINED—BUDGET TEKMS 1 Jane Wondl Wedge in white suede with block potent, blue or ton coif trim .. $7.75 Popular draped evening sando! in gold or silver kid .. $8.75 While dyeoble silk solin, $6.50 "Cindy Lou", new version of the Mary Jbne in Cara Kid. Blue, red, white . . . with removable kiltie tongue-SI0.95 > > # "Lady Helen" duty shoe in block, brown or white kid. Sices i 3 to 10. Widths AAAA to £, j $6.95 c I High Praise for < -7newly important in the fashion picture . . . especially so during Na* tional Foot Health Week, April 15th | ' through 20th Bally Sandal in beige, blue, black and brown Morocco, or oil white calf_$10.75 ■: Little byv little the "lowly" lower heel is reaching new heights of chic, of favor. Al ways lauded for its comfort, it is now sought for its smartness. Not only for those walk ing, sporting, spectating occasions . . . but for' dress^jp moments when (have you noticed?) the Mary Jane pump has re turned to make your foot look its prettiest. And since there are any number of styles in low-heeled shoes (witness the nine strik ing examples here) we suggest you see our entire collection for the new low heel most flattering to you. Women’s Shoes, Thirl Floor. tendon's eit ...... v- •'V’T'WyWoy' • • $ "Balonce in Motion" wotkin^ - jhoe in white Llama and turf coif.$11.75 Matrix offers "Haddoo" in white, blue or block kid skin, $10.75 Arnold's Ipwer heeled pump in white Homo with cognac olli gutpr c#lf..10.95 National Carden Week t ... focuses attention on your own backyard •.. make the most of "the good earth" at your disposal... be it 2x4 footage or 2x4 in acreage. Rose Bushes, 3 for $1 Monthly blooming, selected 2-yeor field grown. Choice of 16 varieties in red, pink, yellow, white, Autumn or art shades. Flowering Shrubs, 35c 3 for $1 Double Pink Flowering Almond Pink Crope Myrtle Lavender Crape Myrtle Purple French Lilac White Lilac Chinese Liiac Snowball (Viburnum) Golden Rose of China Garden Vines Bittersweet_25e Boston Ivy_ 25e Blue Clematis_35c; 3 for $1 Red Clematis-$5c; 3 for $1 White Clematis_ 25e Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle_25c Purple Wisteria _39c Wh te Wisteria _39c Hall's Honeysuckle_ 25c English lvy_ _ _35c; 3 for $1 Silver Lace Vine_35c; 3 for $1 Virginia Creeper_25c Periwinkle _25c Ornamental Trees Japanese Weeping Cherry_$3.45 Double Flowering Crab_ $1.25 Pink Flowering Dogwood, 1 8 to 24 inches, 78c Pink Flowering Dogwood, 2 to 3 feet, $1.25 White Flowering Dogwood, 4 to 5 feet-. $1 Purple Leaf Plum, 3 to 4 feet _68c Double Pink Flowering Plum, 3 to 4 feet 75c Double ^ed Flowering Peach_68c Paul Scarlet Hawthorne_$1.25 Judus Red bud Tree, 3 to 4 feet 49c Siberian Flowering Crab, 2 to 3 feet__69e Ferry Seeds, 5c to 75c All types of flowers and garden seed that you have in mind. Grass Seeds Woodlothian Grass Seed, pound_35e 3 pounds . 95c; 5 pounds . $1.50 Woodward fir Lothrop Special Shady Grass Seed, pound -45e Tru-Test Colonel Lawn Mowers . . . ball bearing, self adjusting. 10-inch wheels with wide cutting blades. Spe cial - $6.45 Other Lawn Mowers_ $19.95 Spading Forks-$1.15 to $1.95 Rakes_ 65c to $1.75 Spades-95c to $1.75 Turf Edger-$1.25 Wickets, dozen_ 58c Grass Shears _ 55e to $1.50 Hedge Shears_$1.50 to $3.15 Sickles -45c to 85e Prunnmg Shears_75c to $3 Garden Gloves_75c Tat Vitamin B-l . . . amazing vitalizer mix in water when sprinkling lawn or flowers. Amount thot makes 800 gallons with Syphon_$2.25 Lema cr Vigoro Fertilizer 5 pounds 45e 10 pounds ..85c 25 pounds $1.50 50 pounds $2.50 100 pounds_$4 Sherwin Williams Sprays Lime Sulphur_35e Roto-Spray_60e Rose Aid _40e Japanese Beetle Spray_75e Arrenote of Lead_35e Roto Dust_35c Oak Garden Hose, 25 feet_$1.75 50 feet $3.25 Vigoro Spreaders . . . can also be used for planting seed_$3.15 American Peatmoss, 100-pound baa $1.75 Garden Section, Eighth Floor—Express Elevator Service. You are invited to see "How Does Your Garden Grow" A Motion Picture in Full Color You can see flowers planted . . . grow . . . and blossom in full. Flower arrangements, too. Narrated by Lowell Thomas, Well-known Radio Commentator Today and Tomorrow April 15th and 16th The Tea Room, Seventh Floor Showings: At 4 and 5 p.m. each day. —at Exceptional Savings— Mattresses and Box Springs Stearns & Foster Innerspring —special purchase of discontinued tickings makes this unusually low price possible Each, 8|9*85 Famous Stearns Cr Foster bedding at such a low price ... is a real value. 224-coil spring mattresses with insulo pad, covered with layers and layers of soft, fluffy felt. Seat edge construction' to prevent sagging. Matching box springs. Tickings (discontinued pattern) . . . both domestic arid imported; some of their finest grades included. Choice of striped and figured patterns in rose, green and beige. Rayon damask, cotton-and-rayon damask, cot ton damask. Bedding, Fieth Floor.