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school building program. In addi
tion, this year’s program includes
preparation of plans for a new col
ored senior high school at Fair
mount Heights.
Last year's attendance statistics
show 3,944 of the 22,000 students of
county schools were colored.
There are 34 elementary schools
for colored students, two senior high
schools—Lakeland at Berwyn and
Douglass at Upper Marlboro—and
the Highland Park Junior High
Elementary School.
Complete Change Sought.
The program for colored schools,
which would be conducted on a
basis of the present population, still
is little more than a dream of offi
cials.
“It would be the ideal setup for
colored pupils and would mean
abandonment of almost everything
we've got for them now," Mr. Cooper
explained. “We have only five
reasonably good, modem schools out
of the total of 37 for colored —
Bladensburg, Oxon Hill, North
Brentwood and Fairmount Heights
Elementary Schools and Douglass
High School.’’
filaat Wkk nr_I
Work is expected to begin this
week on the construction of a
modem elementary school at Land
! over Hills, it calls for nine class
rooms, a workshop, auditorium, i
cafeteria and library.
Bids will be opened July 29 for
the erection of a six-clarcvcom ■
gymnasium and cafeteria addition
to the Laurel High School: on Au
gust 12 for construction of a new
senior high school at Upper Marl
boro, and on August 28 for a simi
lar project at Oxon Hill. Both new
high schools will include 14 class
rooms, an auditorium, gymnasium
and cafeteria.
Ground is expected to be pur
chased under this year’s program
also for new senior high schools in
the Bladensburg and the Hyatts
ville-University Park areas.
4 Millions in Bonds Authorized.
The Maryland General Assembly
at its last session authorized $4,000,
000 in bonds for Price Georges
County school construction, equally
divided between 1947 and 1948. Half
of this amount was sold last Tues
| day.
! Behind times in its school con
struction, the county has been at
tempting to match its school facili
J ties with its rise in population. This,
| according to official Census Bureau
I estimates, has jumped from 89.000
to approximately 150,000 since 1940.
| "We're still hampered by high
prices and a shortage of construe
; tion materials,” School Supt. G.
j Gardner Shugart declared. "We are.
! however, trying to improve our
present system.”
House Group to Press
For Committee Action
On Military Training,
■y the Associated Press
A House Armed Services subcom
mittee today voted to seek full com
mittee action this session on uni
versal military training legislation
The subcommittee, headed bj
Representative Towe, Republican, 01
New Jersey, will reopen hearings or
the legislation Wednesday. Mr
Towe told newsmen it hopes to fin
ish them in several days, and added
“We are hopeful of approving i
bill at this session and having th<
lull committee approve it also. Thai
will make it ready for House con
sideration.
Mr. Towe said, however, that be
cause Congress plans to adjourn
July 26 there is little likelihood thal
the House itself will act on legisla
tion this year.
Owen J. Roberts, former Supreme
Court justice, yesterday wrote Sen
ator Taft, Republican, of Ohio that
"your opposition to universal mili
tary training presents the major
stumbling block” to action on the
proposal.
iwr. ttooeris saia senator ran
was keeping universal training off
Congress’ worksheet by means of
his chairmanship of the Senate Re
publican Steering Committee, Mr.
Roberts heads the recently organ
ised “Citizens’ Emergency Commit
tee for Universal Military Train
ing.”
The retired Jurist wrote Senator
Taft an “open letter” and released
it along with a statement saying:
“On economic and political mat
ters, his (Senator Taft’s) judgment
has, in most cases, been good and
is worthy of the most serious con
sideration.
“But when it comes to matters
relating to war and military prep
aration, for it. it seems obvious that
he is one of those sincere but, I
think, misguided people whose aver
sion to war is so great that they
rannot tolerate effective military
preparation.”
Bankruptcy Costs More
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (JF).—It even
costs more money to go broke to
day. Charles Elliot Pickett, clerk
of the Federal Court has announced
that the filing fee for ordinary
bankruptcy petitions has been in
creased from *30 to *45.
Prince Georges Is Planning lo Consolidate
Or Eliminate Most of Its 10 Small Schools
By Charles A. McAleer
Of the 174 one-room, one-teacher;
schbolhouses still existing in Mary
land, 10 are located in Prince
Georges County.
In addition, the county also has
121 two-room schools, some of which
.have only ode teacher because of
personnel shortages. Altogether,
'there are 98 schools in the county.
I This was reported yesterday by
county board of education officials
iwho disclosed plans for the eventual
I elimination or consolidation of most
'small schools.
Although not scheduled for the
immediate future, a major portion
of the program is expected to be un
der way within 10 years.
10 Colored Schools Proposed.
This will involve consolidating the
37 colored schools of the county—
30 of which are in the one, two and i
three room category. Tentative!
plans, according to Paul C. Cooper,
county supervisor of school con-!
struction. call for colored elementary |
schools to be consolidated in 10
buildings.
T’hp nno.rnnm crHru-il c fr\r wVilfVl
students are confined to rural areas.
Last year, 38 students attended the
six grades at the Nottingham Ele
mentary School, and 18 at the
Brookridge School. A total of 31
attended the first three grades in
the Seabrook Elementary School.
One-room schools for colored
pupils are located in Annandale,
Croome Station, Accokeek, Dupont
Heights, Poplar Hill, Brandywine
and Fletchertown.
TWo-room schools for white chil
dren, with only one teacher last
year, are located at Accokeek, where
the three upper grades went to
Brandywine; Columbia Park, where
the upper grades went to Cottage
City, and Berwyn Heights, where
grades four to six were sent to the
Berwyn Elementary School.
Closing of School Opposed.
In the case of the Nottingham
and Brookridge schools, Mr. Cooper
said, residents of the area are con
tent to continue with the same ar
rangement rather than consolidate
and have their children transferred
to Upper Marlboro. Both may be
: consolidated, however, if attendance
drops, he added.
I An effort by former School Supt.
I Nicholas Orem to close the Brook- j
Linda Lee Rawes, 4, and her 8-montn-old sister, Roberta
Myra, both of Lanham Park, Md., look at the one-room Seabrook
School, which both probably will attend. —Star Staff Photo.
ridge School resulted in pleas to
the School Board for its retention,
Mr. Cooper added.
Residents of Seabrook have long
requested a hew school for their
community, but none is included in
immediate plans. The School Board
has decided that ehildren of the
area can use the Lanham Elemen
tary School a mile away.
Under the proposed reorganiza
tion of colored schools, the 10
elementary structures would aver
age she rooms and would Include
cafeteria and auditorium facilities.
All would be located within six U
eight miles of their pupils.
3 Colored Schools Overcrowded.
The situation in the colorec
schools is not as critical as it i;
in some white schools. Mr. Coopei
said. The only overcrowding, where
double shifts were necessary Iasi
year, was at Glenarden, Chapel Hil
and Fairmount Heights, he said.
In Fairmount Heights, construc
tion of eight rooms, an auditorium
and cafeteria as an addition to the
elementary school already has beer
started under this year's $2,000,00f
of yourself in 1967...
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It’s not difficult to picture yourself and family
as you’ll look 20 years from now.
Just mentally add a little to your waistline
, . subtract a little hair . . . pose yourself
and family in the comfortable living room
©f your own home, watching a television
broadcast, and you may be on the right
track.
Of course there’s an if—a great, big IF to
this picture!
IF you save sensibly ... IF you put aside a
certain percentage of every cent you make, you
will be on the right track.
Fortunately, this systematic type of saving
has been made easy . . . almost painless . • .
through U.S. Savings Bonds.
Savings Bonds are one of the finest ways of
all to save. They’re Safe—with a capital “S”!
And they pay you back $4 for every $3 you
put in, after ten years.
If you’re eligible, you can buy TJ.S. Saving*
Bonds through the sure, convenient Payroll
Savings Plan.
If you can’t join Payroll Savings—and do
have a checking account—ask at your bank
for details about the wonderful, new automate
“Bond-a-Month” Plan.
Join either one—and you’re guaranteeing a
rosier picture for your family and yourself in
1967!
U.S. Chinese Reported
Seeking Kuomintang
Probe of Soong, Kung
* By th# Associotmd Press
SAN FRANCISCO. July 14.—The
Chinese Nationalist Daily of Amer
ica reports that the American
branch of the Kuomintang has
asked a party investigation of the
powerful financial Interests cf T. V.
Soong and H. H. Kung. brothers-in
law ot Generalissimo Tlhiang Kai
shek.
"The story indicates a sharp break
between the strong American inter
ests and the big Chinese Nationalist
Party men,” the San Francisco
Chronicle commented.
fTVi. rhinaea MalUnati.l
one of five Chinese language
newspapers in San Francisco's
Chinatown, has operated 20 years
and represents the opinion of
Kuomintang Party members
overseas, a staff member said.)
"Huge Projects" Questioned.
Headquarters of the American
branch of the Kuomintang are in
San Francisco.
Chinese translators, the Chronicle
said, described the resolution as
-tronvly worded and one which
world have an important effect in
high party councils. Passed unani
mously here Thursday night and
directed to party headquarters at
Nanking, it declared both Soong and
Kung have used political and
financial power to monopolize
Chinese international trade.
It asked that Chiang Kai-shek’s
government party investigate
whether the "huge profits” of the
two were legal and whether they
have paid government taxes. Both
men are members of the Central
--
Executive Committee to which tht
resolution was addressed.
Action Deemed Serious.
The Chronicle said the action was
deemed "most serious” by its China
town sources "since American
Chinese are heavy financial con
tributors to the party and are the
party’s spearhead of public opinion
in the United States.”
The resolution also reaffirmed
faith in the battle of Chiang’s gov
ernment against the Chinese Com
munists.
Taxes
(Continued From First Page.l
form, with 26 more votes than the
two-thirds needed to override & veto.
There appeared to be a good
chance today that the tax fight will
be settled before the end of this
week.
Although the President has 10
days in which to act. Congressional
leaders expect him to return the bill!
without his approval promptly, since!
he has already announced that
course.
The first test on overriding will
come in the House, where Repub
licans are confident they will hold
the necessary two-thirds.
On the Senate side supporters of
the bill are claiming 61 votes to
override. With 94 regarded as the
maximum number likely to vote, it
would take two more—or 63 votes—
to Insure passage over the veto.
Both sides are continuing to work,
however, for every vote they can
line up, and, with the standing so
close, neither side is taking the out
come for granted.
The relationship of the tax bill
to foreign policy was made more
apparent today when Government:
officials pointed out that congres-i
sional savings at this session are I
being offset by unexpected in-!
crea.:: in foreign commitments.1
These increases were occurring '
even before the Marshall plan “to
help those nations that help them
selves” came into the picture, they
pointed out.
Two Items Cited.
Two Items of foreign aid alreadv
I committed add $900,000,000 to costs
| not counted in President Truman's
! January budget, which called for
| spending $37,500,000. One, almost
| completely overlooked and beyond
ithe reach of this Congress, is a $500.
' 000,000 increase over budget esti
mates in British loan spending.
The other item is the $400,000.
000 aid program for Greece and
Turkey which h?s been authorized
by Congress although the money
itself has not yet been appropri
ated. This program was not in
sight when the budget was com
piled.
Economic
<Continued From First Page.'
as an OPA executive, spoke out
against restoration of price controls
and rationing.
"I do not think they would be ef
fective again," he said. "It takes a
long time to organize such controls
and my war experience convinced
me that they work only under the
pressure of great emergencies when
everyone is in favor of what is
being done."
Mr. Ney told the committee that
"danger lurks" in today's prosperity.
He added:
"We must not delude ourselves.
There is nothing normal about the
prosperity we have been enjoying.
It is propped up in no small measure
by temporary stilts." „
One of these stilts, he said, is
the huge backlog of wartime con
sumer demand. As this demand is
worked ofT, Mr. Ney said, “we must
have a more favorable balance" be
tween current incomes and con
sumer prices.
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