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WASHINGTON AND VICINITY x 0ZTUJlQ FRIDAY, Ipm is, —., .. . _-■•■-’ - • ■ ..... (ills Awaiting His Signature Some Measures Sent To Department Heads; Vetoes in Prospect By the Auociattd Pr*M ANNAPOLIS, April 18.—Gov. Lane went back to work yesterday on a stack of legislative enactments that must be examined further before he can sign them. The Chief Executive said the attorney general’s office was busy screening the remaining measures, too. Some of them have been re ferred to the various departmental heads for comment. Mr. Lane said, “I don’t want to be in the position of interferring with their administration, so I am asking for their opinion on some of the bills. After that I will see how we agree and decide either to sign or veto the bills.” He said he didn’t think there would be any more bill signing until late next week, possibly Thursday. He repeated, however, his desire to have the enactments disposed of as soon as possible. vetoes in rrospeci. A fair number of the bills will be vetoed because they are either in conflict with other measures passed or because they set forth legal policies which the Governor opposes. Screening of the bills by the Gov ernor and his advisers has moved faster than in the attorney gen eral’s office as shown in Wednes day’s signing. At that time, the Governor had 140 bills, which in his opinion were ready for signing, but they had not yet been studied by the attorney general’s office. So far the Governor has an nounced no hearings on any of the controversial measures, but there is a chance that some will be held. Senate Bills Listed. A list of some of the House bills signed was published yesterday. Among the Senate bills signed are the following: SJR 6—Requesting a committee to study desirability of transferring the Chesapeake Bay Ferry system should a bay bridge be built. SB 9—Authorizing distribution of a portion of income tax revenues to Baltimore, the counties and municipalities. SB 11—Providing for payment of recordation tax proceeds to Balti more and the counties. Certification of Schools. SB 34—Providing that schools charging tuition be certified by the State superintendent of schools, ex cept religious institutions and those chartered by the State. SB 63—Amending generally the unemployment compensation laws, changing benefits and regulations for applicants. SB 64—Providing for annual ses sions of the General Assembly, sub ject to referendum, SB 74—Providing for, payment of the executive secretary of the board of natural resources, adding two new members to the board and abolishing the position of chairman of the Maryland Publicity Com mission. Women for Jury Service. SB 99—Qualifying women for Jury service. SB 101—Providing for pay and terms of members and employes of the State Racing Commission and requiring payments by tracks to the commission. SB 164—Providing for emergency rent control in Baltimore and 10 counties. SB 166—Changing from 14 to 16 the minimum age under the com pulsory school attendance act. SB 227—Increasing the personnel of the Anne Arundel County police force and raising force pay. SB 283—Providing for Charles County Orphans' Court judges traveling expenses. v u • ut uti/v ui v la.vr.v. SB 285—Reducing the size of the classes of elementary schools from 35 to 30. SB 287—Providing for increases In salaries of teachers and prin cipals. SB 292 — Authorizing Charles County Commissioners to borrow $800,000 for improvements to public j school buildings. SB 301—Providing for distribution j of State school funds and increas ing the equalization fund tax rate from 56 to 65 cents. SB 305—Exempting Chesapeake Beach farm lands (Calvert County) ; from town taxes. SB 306—Authorizing North Beach (Calvert County) to borrow $250,000 to provide sewerage. SB 327—Relating to the pay and expenses of the Calvert County sheriff. Financing of Roads. SB 359 — To provide for the financing, planning and mainte nance of State public roads. SB 360—Providing for the retire-: ment of all Chesapeake Bay fern bonds. SB 361—To terminate the term of the present State employment com missioner June 1 and permit the Governor to appoint a new com missioner for two years. SB 362—To terminate the term of j Motor Vehicle Commissioner W. Lee Elgin June 30 and empower the Governor to appoint a new com missioner for two years. SB 364—Authorizing the Calvert County Commissioners to borrow $500,000 for schools. Darnesfown Farmer Killed When Tractor Overturns Milbert Thomas Butts, 33, Darnes to»n (Md.) farmer, was killed yes terday when a tractor overturned, Pinning him under it. According to Montgomery County Police, a 14-year-old helper, John G- Jackson, colored, endeavored to free Mr. Butts, but could not move the heavy machine which had fallen CR his neck. The boy ran to a neighbor’s house | *Rd tailed the Gaithersburg Rescue! «iuad Dr. Prank J. Broschart Montgomery County coroner, issuea * certificate of accidental death. ^°9e Registrar Named J-h'R.AV, Va„ April 18 (Special).— ! o Pag? County Electoral Board ! '®ERounced John P. Pox will be i tr*r ior Springfield district. He 1 Jajnes Judd, who has i eQ from the district. jl S 4 ft ) """j J I p Workmen shown removing shrubs in East Potomac Park to make way for approaches to be built to the two pro posed bridges, which will span the Potomac River. Cherrry Bloom Queen In Bethesda to Be Crowned Tomorrow The annual Bethesda-Chevy Chase cherry blossotft festival will be re sumed tomorrow after a lapse of six years, when Miss Nancy Darby of Gaithersburg reigns over festivi ties on grounds of the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. First on the all-afternoon pro gram arranged by the Bethesda Chevy Chase Community Council will be a showing of the blossom ing cherry trees in Kenwood. Cars will be routed through three miles of streets borddTed by the trees be ginning at noon. The’ queen and her two attend ants, Misses Ann Foster and Jeanne Smith, will drive along the route led by a police escort beginning about 1:30, before they go to the Naval Medical Center for the coronation. Band to Open Festivities. The Washington Oas Light Co. Band will open festivities at the Naval Medical Center grounds with a concert at 2 pm. The queen and her two attendants will arrive at the grounds shortly after 2 and will be escorted to their places on the plat form on the parapet in front of the __ r ... j . MISS NANCY DARBY. —Brooks Studio. hospital. The Rev. Otto Scheutze of Christ Lutheran Church will pro nounce the invocation. Representa tive Margaret Chase Smith of Maine will speak. Miss Darby will be crowned queen of the festival around 2:30. After her coronation, the queen and her attendants will receive gifts from Bethesda merchants. William Leb ling, master of ceremonies for the festival, will present the gifts. A one-hour pageant, consisting of folk dances, a capella choir music and a parade of flags of the United Nations, will be presented by stu dents of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Leland Junior High School, Anna May Kraft Dance School, Boy Scout Troop 11 and Girl Scout Troop 211. Trees to Be Sold. Cherry trees will be sold through out, the aftrenoon by garden clubs of the Bethesda area. The Rev. E. T. Fisher of Our Lady of Lourdes Church will say the benediction. The medical center whert the program will take place is located on the Rockville pike, just outside of Bethesda. Parking accommoda tions will be provided along the pike. The grounds in front of the parapet where the entire program will take place, will accommodate 10,000 to 15.000 persons, the commit tee on arrangements estimated Red Cross to Organize Fairfax Disaster Teams A decentralized plan for the or ganization of disaster service in Fairfax County has been adopted by :he Fairfax County Red Cross Chap ter. Disaster teams will be organized m each of the six magisterial dis ricts, it was announced by John W. rownley and Mrs. Charming M. Bol nn, co-chairmen of the Disaster Service Committee. Chairmen of the various subcom mittees are Joseph E. Beard, survey; Ubert E. Gorham, rescue; Dr. Nel son Podolnick, medical and nursing dd; Col. Clyde L. Eastman, shelter; 3ayard D. E%ms, food; Miss Jesse fammerly, clothing; Mrs. William 3. Freeman, registration and infor mation; Mrs. C. E. Randall, public nformation; John H. Rice, purchase ind supply, and Mrs. Barbara C. sox, single family disasters. I This magnolia tree, standing in the way of the approach to the bridges which will replace the present Fourteenth street bridge, is being prepared for transplanting to another park area. —Star Staff Photos. Shrub* are tied and roots wrapped so the bushes may be transplanted to other park areas. Practically all the shrubs and rose bushes in the East Potomac garden will be moved and are ex pected to thrive in their new locations. ■ f Five Liquor License Transfers Approved In Prince Georges The Prince Georges County Boarc of Liquor License Commissioner! approved five transfers and two nev applications, denied two applica tions and continued one licensi transfer at its meeting yesterday in Upper Marlboro. Request for a permit by Johr Donovan Stancliff for the Lanhan Tavern at Lanham was disapprovec after a delegation of citizens wh< claimed to represent 80 per cent o: the residents of the area protested Also turned down was the appli cation of George Washington Sulli van for the George Washingtor Sullivan establishment at Ardmore Granted were requests for nev permits from Leah Fisher, Fisher’! Liquor Store, Upper Marlboro, anc Mary Maude Gray, Shady Oak Inn District Heights. Transfers were approved as fol lows: Ralph Mishkin from Philif Greenberg, Silver Hill Market, Sil ver Hill; Edwin Brask from Georg< Samaras, Chicken Grill, Beltsvilh Heights: Robert Holtzman frorr Morris Cofl. Kaywood Delicatessen Mount 'Rainier; John Andersor from Lucile Taylor, Federal Grill Berwyn, and Esther R. Smith froir Lucy H. Myers, Beltsville Tavern Beltsville. Application for a transfer of Mar tin L. Palmer from Jacob Schuman the Madison Market, Hyattsville was continued. Benefit Dance Tonight Will Assist 4-H Girls The Land Ladies' Club, made up of wives of former employes of the Land Utilization Division, Agricul ture Department, will give a dinnei dance at 7'15 o'clock tonight at the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church Porceeds of the affair, an annua] event to enable 4-H Club girls tc attend Club Week at the University of Maryland. Tuck Says He Was Misquoted On Labor Union Membership •y tht Associated Press RICHMOND, Va„ April 18.—Gov. Tuck said Jack Smith, president of the Virginia Federation of Labor, had misquoted him in his views on membership in labor unions. Mr. Smith, in discussing a con ference with the Governor earlier . this week, quoted the chief executive | as saying he “would like to see every I worker a member of a labor organ ization.” The Governor said yesterday that in his talk with the VFL representa ! tives on Tuesday, “I told them that the ‘right to work’ bill will be ob served by the State. "I did point out that the bill states on its face that it does not apply to existing contracts. I also stated that I am not opposed to labor or to labor unions, but I did! not state as Quoted that I ‘would like to see every worker a member of a labor organization.” “Whether a man does or does not belong to a labor organization, or to any other organization, will not in the slightest affect his right to work on a State construction projejt. This is a fundamental right whifh the Commonwealth will respect.” The conversation between Gov. Tu<?k and the VFL representatives followed a statement made by the Governor last Saturday that a “strict open shop" policy will be followed on all State construction projects. The Governor said this policy will be in accordance with the "right to work” law which becomes effective April 30. Alexandria Offer to Buy 3 U. S. Buildings Approved The Federal Works Agency has approved a $60,000 offer by Alex andria for two USO buildings and one school, which were built by the Government during the war, it was announced yesterday. The three buildings are the Cam eron street USO, the Pendleton street USO and the MacArthur School. They originally cost $96, 000, $66,000 and $88,000, respec tively. The necessary papers must be pre pared before the sale finally is executed, according to City Man ager Carl L. Budwesky. He said that the two USO buildings will be used for recreation and the school will be continued as at present. Man Fatally Shot in Home Albert Brooks, colored. 224 North Henry street, Alexandria, died in Alexandria Hospital early ' today after being shot last night during | an argument at his home. Police Isaid they are holding his wife, Emily Brooks, for investigation. Pupils Carried Resignation Of Teachers, Yane Says Boris S. Yane, former president of the Patrick Henry Parent-Teacher Association, today said he will ap <fceal to the State school superin tenent because pupils were used as messengers to deliver faculty letters of resignation from the PTA to parents. He said he is writing G. Tyler Miller, State superintendent of pub lic instruction to report action he attributed to G. F. Bagby, principal, who, with 19 teachers, resigned from the parent-teacher group Tuesday. Specifically charged was the de livering of copies of letters of resig nation to parents by the school children. The letters should have been malied, Mr. Yane said, because many children read them. “We want them to retani their love and respect for the teachers,” Mr. Yanes said. “If there must be differences between the principal and the PTA. at least let us keep the children out of it.” Tuck Orders Seizure Of Suburban Phone Facilities May 14 ly the Associated Press RICHMOND, Va.. April 18. —A proclamation was issued today by Gov. Tuck stating that at 6 a.m., May 14, the plants and equipment of the Chesapeake & Potomac Tele phone Co. of Virginia, Inc., located in Alexandria, Arlington County and Falls Church would be taken over by the State. The proclamation, which was virtually the same one issued Wednesday stating that the Com monwealth would seize the tele phone company’s plants in other areas of Virginia May 17 in event of a strike of Virginia Federation of Telephone Workers, was accom panied by an executive order desig nating the State Corporation Com mission as the Governor’s agents to operate the facilities. The new proclamation and execu tive order were issued because a strike of employes of the company in the Alexandria-Arlington area was scheduled for 6 a.m., May 14, three days before a strike notice filed by the VFTW becomes effec tive. The State Corporation Commission will begin shortly a survey of Virginia Telephone workers to determine how many will work for the State if a strike is called May 17. The proposed survey was an nounced by a spokesman for Gov Tuck yesterday after a conference of representatives of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. and the Virginia Federation of Telephone Workers adjourned without achiev ing tangible results in their effort to prevent the strike. Prepara tions for the survey began after a conference between Corporation Commission officials and the Chesa peake & Potomac Telephone Co., whose facilities will be used by the State in the event of a strike. Five-Man Safety Group Appointed in Alexandria A flve-man committee to keep the public “safety conscious” has been appointed in Alexandria. The committee, formed at the re quest of Gov. Tuck's Council on Safety, comprises Robert T. Mitchell of the A. B. & W. Transit Co., City School Supt. T. C. Williams, Police Chief John S. Arnold, David D. Squires of the Chamber of Com merce and Philip B. Hall, assistant to the city engineer. City Engineer C. Luckett Wat kins selected the committee and said that it will supervise local par ticipation in a State-wide safety campaign. High School Heads to Meet BALTIMORE, April 18 UP).— Changes in the Maryland high school curriculum will be considered by principals of the institutions at their fourth State-wide meeting here May 1-3. They will take up proposals to broaden secondary school curricula to tie in with the six-year elementary school program. College Construction Program Provides 13% More Space By George Beveridge The United States Office of Edu cation has approved temporary classroom construction at govern ment expense of 13 per cent more buildings than American colleges now have, an official of the office de clared today. Federal aid is necessary to help carry schools' increased enrollment leads, swollen to 50 per cent over their peacetime peak, said Ernest V. Hollis, chief of the office’s vet erans’ educational facilities pro gram. Mr. Hoilis spoke before the West Virginia College Association at Charleston, W. Va, The official said he has approved emergency construction of 20,000.000 square feet of temporary building, based on needs found in a survey of 1,200 schools completed this month. Mr. Hollis said his office has asked the Senate Appropriations Commit tee to include $20,000,000 in the present deficiency bill to supplement funds already set aside. Congress last year appropriated $75,000,000 to finance the temporary construction under a program administered by the education office and carried out by the Federal Works Agency. Space for Students Reduced. Contracts to colleges have already been let for 14,000,000 square feet of the building. But the cost, he said, will run over $69,600,000—leaving only $6,000,000 lac the other 6,000,000 feet of building already approved. Before the war, under conditions Mr. Hollis described as “just barely livable." colleges averaged 200 square feet of property for each student. Now. he said, the 2,100,000 students average only 145 feet of residential, classroom and other space. “But the $64 question is how schools are going to provide space for another million students in three years,’’ Mr. Hollis observed. He said schools estimate they will pick up 600.000 more students this year, with 3,000,000 enrolling in 1949 and 3,300,000 in 1950. Mr. Hollis told the educators his survey covered only "immediate emergency needs.” The schools say b t \ that under ideal conditions they need 75.000,000 more feet of residen tial building and 135,000,000 feet of nonresidential, he declared. They now have 77,000,000 feet of residen tial building and 150,000,000 feet of other space. Biggest need now is for shop and laboratory space, with classrooms, gymnasiums, libraries and cafeterias following, he said. Schools Here Respond Heavily. Mr. Hollis said he expects to hear from about 200 more schools cov ered in the survey. When they re spond, he said, the study will repre sent 95 per cent of all schools in the country. Local schools responded heavily to the survey, it was learned—prin cipally with requests for equipment supplied by the education office through the War Assets Administra tion. Equipment requests, ranging from small petri dishes to a 1,000 pound platform scale, came from American, Georgetown, George Washington. Catholic, Howard, Co lumbus and Southeastern PalTcrst* I ties and from the Washington Bible Institute. Largest approval of temporary building was granted Howard. Offi cials of the office said contracts for the school have been let for a new engineering building, 18,000 square feet; an office building. 6,000 feet; a pharmacy building, 5,400 feet, and a music building, 5.000 feet. Will Break Ground Monday. • A spokesman at the university said ground would be broken on the j project Monday. t Catholic University has approval for a new physics laboratory build- , ing, covering 4,000 feet, a 12,000-foot engineering structure and other buildings that bring the total up to 25,000 square feet, the office said. George Washington and American, which won approvals last year, al ready are using structures built under the program. George Wash ington has a 12,500-foot engineering drafting building and American is using a two-story temporary »truc-j ture in back of its offices at 1901 P street H.W., built through the pro-j gram last summer. I Suburban Developers Now Must Pay Share On Water, Sewers The Washington Suburban San itary Commission today made public i new policy requiring real estate developers in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties to share in the cost of water and sewer lines to remote new subdivisions. Under the policy, the developers are required to pay a sum equivalent to the interest on the bonds issued to build trunk lines connecting their subdivisions with existing mains. The contribution, it was an nounced, is for periods ranging up to five years, depending on the estimate of time required for vacant interven ing land to be developed. The front-footage assessment plan, it was emphasized, is in no way affected by the policy. Simultaneously, the commission announced initiation of a survey to determine future construction policy to “prevent a disastrous situation which might arise from over-build Ing the water and sewer systems.” Ties in With New Policy. The survey ties in with the new oolicy as it will give the commission i better evaluation of probable fu ure development trends. Some lines already have been ex ended longer than actually neces ;ary. Commission Chairman Frank 3. Smith said, because developers iubdivlde outlying areas where land s cheaper and more easily acquired. “Normal development immedi itely adjacent to existing communi /ico wuuiu, in uiuot coacd, pci um> ca tension of water and sewer systems it a cost which could be met by lormal taxes and assessments over i 50-year period,” Mr. Smith said. Construction of water mains over ong distances through undeveloped ands, however, has resulted in ex sessive costs, he added. Unfair Costs Cited. "It is obviously unfair,” the com mission chairman stated, “to place the burden of this excess cost on the taxpeyers in the rest of the sanitary district. Consequently, the :ommission has adopted a policy Df requesting sizable contributions toward this high cost from the de velopers.” Mr. Smith said the plan has been well received by developers. The survey will give a more ac :urate estimate of the risk when future extensions through unde veloped areas are studied, it was stated. Pending completion of the study md establishment of future policy, the commission will continue to process applications on hand, Mr. Smith said. Projects already au ;horized will not be affected by the survey, he added. Student Conference Called CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va„ April 18 (/P).—Some 150 delegates, includ ng members of Young Men's Chris :ian Association from 31 schools md colleges in Virginia, are ex-1 pected to attend the annual State I student conference of the YMCAj Saturday and Sunday at Natural; Bridge. Prints of This Picture Available! Numerous requests have been received for the aerial photograph of the Cherry Blossoms which appeared in The Star Monday, April 14. Arrange ments have been completed to permit mailing of an 11x14 copy of this picture to any point in the* United States. If you desire a copy of the picture for yourself or a relative, address Room 600, inclosing 15c in coin to cover all costs. Including mailing by tube. Address should be printed_ clearly. Copies are also available at the Business Counter off— 11th & Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., for only 10c. The picture i# * on a fine heavy gteeed paper suitable for framing. I I A A Planners Study River Parkway. Site in Virginia Dual Roadway Might Run Along Bluffs Above Potomac • By Rudolph Kauffmann M A new location for that section of the George Washington Memorial Parkway intended to run along the Potomac River from Key Bridge to Chain Bridge in Virginia was to bq studied by Washington's plan ners today. Staff members of the National Capital Park add Planning Com mission declined to say specifically what the location is, but they in dicated it meant the dual roadway might rv/n oh top of the bluffs along the river in this stretch, rather than nearer the water level. John Nolen, jr., the commission’s director of planning, said the new location would benefit Arlington residents. Land Yet to Be Acquired. This section of the parkway is not yet near the construction stage. Land far it has not been bought, owing largely to the fact the Smoot Sand & Gravel Co., owner of most of the land needed for the right of way, has insisted on selling by the cubic, rather than the square foot. The company's contention is that the Virginia bluffs contain valuable quarry rock. The commission, however, keepe plans for the memorial drive un der constant study. The latest one has been prepared at the com mission's request by road experts of the Public Roads Administra tion. The parkway some day will run from Mount Vernon to Great Falls on both sides of the river. Land for it is bought on a 50 per cent Federal aid basis, the other 50 per cent being provided by various com binations of county, State and even private funds. The road construc tion itself will be done entirely at Federal expense. Other Items Under Study. Other matters to come before the commission today were: The difficulties of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission in getting the Mary land Legislature to authorize it to plan for a larger area and extend its park purchases; proposals to build an additional Senate Office Building, location of the District’s proposed Unemployment Compen sation Board Building and the park and recreation sections of Engi neer Commissioner Gordon R. Young’s $228,000,000 six-year mu nicipal improvement program for the District. The commission devoted the en tire afternoon yesterday to a Joint meeting with the District's new Land Development Agency. Plana made by the commission to date for rebuilding blighted areas in the Capital and drafts showing the ex tent of such areas were reviewed. Aiello enters Race For Hyattsville Mayor Hyattsville voters will have two candidates to choose from in the city's mayoralty race May 5 as a result of the decision of Councilman Caesar L. Aiello to run for office against Paxton Holden, son of a former Mayor. E. Murray Gover, Mayor for eight years, died last week. Mr. Aiello, former city attorney of Hyattsville and member of the Council since 1941, representing the second ward, announced his candi dacy yesterday. Mr. Holden an nounced several weeks ago. Mr. Aiello, a lieutenant colonel of the Maryland State Guard in which he was wartime commander of the Ninth Battalion, originally had in dicated he would run if Mayor Gover was unable to seek re-elec tion. Mr. Gover, however, an nounced his candidacy shortly be fore his sudden death. The interim Mayor of Hyatts ville, Councilman Robert T. Plitt of the third ward, is not a candi date. He has announced he will run again as councilman and will be opposed by Hiram L. Lawrence. Other town candidates to date include Councilman Thomas E. Arnold, incumbent, and Howard M. Smith to represent the first ward; Council President H. Wilson Spick nail, second ward; Councilman Frederick M. Coxen and Henry J. Heilman, fourth ward. Councilman David M. Jameson, also of the fourth ward, has announced he will not run again because he plans to move to Clearwater, Fla. t The city nominating convention will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in the Hyattsville Municipal Building. Mrs. Webb to Give Talk Mrs. Ruth Webb, supervisor of elementary education for District of Columbia schools, will speak on "Readiness for the First Grade” at a meeting of the Arlington Pre School Association at 3 p.m. tomor row at the Altha Hall School, 2013 North Adams street, Arlington. A parent-teacher round table discus sion will feature the meeting.