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, . . EASHJONS-AEftOlRi'itXtikllNG HOUSE SOCIETY—CLUBS— RECIPES ^ nw vj\i OMICS— RADIO MONDAY, JULY 18, 1949 Arundel Farms Ready to Show Soil Practices Southern Maryland Conservation Tours To Open Tomorrow Southern Maryland farm own ers tomorrow morning will begin to display soil conservation meas ures featured on their land as the State opens its Soil Conservation Week. Ten farms have been selected for tours in five counties which will end Saturday. The week will afford the tobacco-producting portion of the State—once known for its ene-crop productivity—to boast. The well-balanced acres, com plete with drainage ditches, con tour strip crop layouts, diversion terraces, wildlife borders and farm ponds, will be on display to the more sceptical Maryland farmers who "want proof of profit." First-day activities will begin at 10 a.m. on the farm of Oscar Grimes, a fourth of a mile south of Davidsonville, in Anne Arundel County. Lane to Give Address. Gov. Lane will give the opening address before the inspection of contour strip cropping, hay and pasture development and diversion terraces. At noon the progressive pro gram will move to the farm of F. E. Gardiner, a half mile west of Davidsonville. The spectators then will watch bird dog field trials before the afternoon con servation speeches. Mrs. Rosa M. Townshend will lead the walk through her land, a mile northwest of Davidsonville, at 2 p.m. She has been outstand ing in the area for her use of terraces, i contour roadways, farm ponds, contour-planted tobacco and multiflora rose fences. The tour will end at 4 p.m. In the Anne Arundel Soil Con servation District, established in 1946, there are 1,560 farms and 219 of them have been planned according to modern soil conser vation methods. Other speakers tomorrow in clude: Dr. T. B. Symons, director of extension service at the Uni versity of Maryland: W. Mitchell Digges, chairman of the Conser vation Week, and Dr. D. Austin Patrick, regional conservator of the Soil Conservation Service. To Touch Off Blast. James C. Morton, States At torney of the county will act as master of ceremonies. Gov. Lane will touch off a charge of dynamite to open a pas ture-drainage ditch on the Grimes j farm. This action will permit a j wide marshy area to drain into a nearby stream. Each day will be divided Into three parts. The morning w:ll be spent visiting a farm where mod em fanning practices are em ployed. Visitors will be enter tained at lunch, with riding ex hibitions, bird dog field trials and other events. The afternoon will be spent at another farm where different crops are. grown or dif ferent methods are being em ployed. Dr. Symons says arrangements have been made for crowds of any size. Invitations have been ex tended to all the State’s farmers and city folk are welcome, too. Maryland celebrated soil con servation week last year by mak ing over Mrs. Nellie Thrasher's farm near Frederick. Some 20,000 persons were on hand for the event. That showed how modern farm ing is started. This week's dem onstration will show the benefits that come from practicing con servation over the years. Tobacco Still Crop Kin*. In addition to displaying the most modern ideas in farming, this week’s demonstration will em phasize the trend toward diversifi cation in Southern Maryland. Tobacco is still the crop king In the five counties—Anne Arundel, Prince Georges, Calvert, St. Marys and Charles. It brings in from $16,000,000 to $20,000,000 a year, or about three-fourths of the cash farm returns. But many farmers, urged by the Soil Conservation Service, are swinging to other crops, particu larly dairy cattle, beef cattle and vegetable raising. The 107-acre Grimes farm, where the tours will start tomor row, is considered a typical gen eral farm in Southern Maryland, with beef cattle, dairy cattle, hogs and poultry, as well as tobacco, the main crop. Tour program: Timmirrtv—-Ann* Arundel. 10 am.—Oscar Grimes Farm, one fo’irch mile south of Davidsonville. Address, Gov. Lane. Blasting of drainage ditch. Inspection of three soil conservation i practices: Contour strip cropping, hay and pasture development, diversion ter race. 1C—F E. Gardiner Farm, half mile West of Davidsonville. lunch. Bird dog field trials 1 p m.—Address. Dr D. Austin Pat rick, regional conservator. 8oil Conserva tion Service. C p m.—Mrs. Rosa M Townhend Farm, mile northwest of Davidsonville. Inspection of conservation methods and practices: Contour atrip cropping, pas \\ Star Movies Community movies, sponsored by The Star, the Recreation De partment and the Film Center, are scheduled for 9 o’clock tonight. Programs of .comedy, sports, car toons and musicians will be shown at the following playgrounds and recreation centers: Kenilworth, Kenilworth avenue and Ord atreet N.E. Richland Dwellings, 660 Yuma atreet Bald Eagle, Nichols avenue and Loliet atreet N.W. Galllnger, Twenty-second and F streets N.W. Virginia avenue, Ninth street and Vir > ginia avenue 81. Lafayette. Northampton and Broad Branch road N.W. N Taft, Eighteenth and Monroe streets Rudolph. Second and Hamilton streets N.W Morgan. V street between Champlain and Eighteenth streets N.W. Parkview, Warder and Otis places N.W.1 Francis, Twenty-fourth and N streets 91? . W. Langston. 5210 H street N.E. Bus Circle, between Southern avenue •nd Sixty-first street B.E. Barry Farms. 1200 Bumner road E.E. “MEXICAN BULLFIGHTERS” TAKE OVER AS ROCK CREEK PARK CAMPERS—Here the inhabitants of Camp Oak Knoll in Rock Creek Park, Oregon avenue and Bingham drive N.W., are busily engaged in a study of various crafts. Left to right are Ronald Roswell, Donald Harris, Carol Smith, assistant counselor; David Friedman and Arthur Belt. The south-of-the-border flavor will prevail at camp this week. The busy workaday turns to a study of nature. Here the campers follow a class in just what to expect out in the woods, not forgetting that all-important poison ivy, that must be shunned at all costs. Here are Heft to right) Leah Gitelson, Rusty Oliphant, Gayle Tannen, Kent Seegmiller, Abbie Oliver, counselor, and Jean Cowling. _ Students Seeking Summer Jobs To Be Helped The Labor Department is going to try to make it better for stu dents who are looking for summer jobs. Secretary of Labor Tobin said the department is starting the task of bettering employment op po. cs and investigating working conditions for the 2,000. 000 youngsters who work the year around and the 1,500,000 who join them in the summer. Congress1 has turned this task over to the department's Bureau of Labor Standards. Under the bureau's new pro gram, it also will investigate hazardous occupations for young workers and draft orders under the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit the employment of those under 18 in such tasks. It also will negotiate Federal - State agreements whereby State employment and age certificates are accepted as proof of age un der the Fair Labor Standards Act. ture improvement, diversion terrace, con tour roadway farm pond. cm^nur tobacco, multiflora rose fence* wildlife border. Wednesday—Prince George*. 10 a m.—J. Stanley Wilburn farm, three miles northeast of Marlboro on Route 301. inspection and discussion of farm prac tices Noon—Southern Maryland Fair Grounds. Marluoro. lunch 1 p.m —Address: Representative Sasscer. Democrat, of Maryland 2 pm.—Capt. Newton H. White farm three miles north of Route No. 214 on Enterprise road, farm inspection. Thursday, Calvert County. 10 a m.—Mrs. Joseph Lyons farm, one mile north of Sunderland on Route No 2. Address: Paul Nystrom. deputy director of Extension Service, University of Mary land. Blasting of drainage ditch, inspection of farm. Noon—Calvert , County Fair Grounds, lunch. **-• 1 p.m.—AckUfS*: Joseph F. $a.vlor, chief of Maryland forests»*nd parks. 2 p.m.—Calvert Norfolk farm, three mile* north of Sunderiand.on Route No. 416, larm inejfection. Friday—St. Mary* ffwlliy. 10 a m.—Mrs. L. L. ParfriU farm, • miles east of New Market on rmw No. 0. Address—Dr. T. B. Symons, ^tfoctor of extension service, University of Mary land. Inspection and discussion of conser vation practices. 11:15 a.m.—Blasting of drainage diten. Noon—J Stewart Labat farm. 2V2 miles southwest of Maddox on Route No. 238. 1 pm.—Address. Dr. Hugh Bennett, chief of soil conservation. Department of Agriculture. Inspection of divertion terrace and corn planted on contour. 2 P.m.—George B. Reeves farm, one half mile south of Chaptico on Route No. 238. Inspection of farm. Saturday—Charles County. 10 a m.—J. Anthony Hunt farm. 1 mile west of Billingsley on Route No. 228. Greeting?. W. A. Cooksey, treasurer of district and president of Charles County Farm Bureau; farm inspection. Noon—Charles County fair grounds, 2 miles south of La Plata on Route 301. 1 p.m.—Address, Harold A. Kemp, vice ; chairman of the Interstate Commission i on the Potomac River Basin. 2 p.m.—Col. G. DeFreest Lamer farm, I one mile west of Bel Alton on Route No. 42? farm inspection. 3:45 P.m.—Summary of tour. Mr. Ny I strom. Arlington Man Drowns After Diving Off Boat While on Fishing Trip Lawrence L. Smith, 25, of 3701 Columbia pike, Arlington, was drowned yesterday in the Patux ent River near Benedict, Md.. after diving from a boat for a Smith, was on a fishing party with three Wash! n g t o n friends, sank of sight shortly after he n t e r e d the water, although appeared to be swim ming without difflcul Mr. smith. ty, state police were told. The swift current carried his body away before others in the boat could get the motor started and move to the spot. Police re ceived conflicting reports regard ing Mr. Smith's ability to swim. Others in the boat were listed as Donald Brice. 25. of 2132 O street N.W., a civilian employe at Fort Myer: Glenn Brice, 44, a dental technician and father of Donald, and Miss Martha J. Mar tin. a clerk ia the Economic Co operation Administration. The elder Brice and Miss Martin live in the 1700 block of I street N.W. Miss Martin said today that Mr. Smith “did not say anything be fore diving in.” His body had opt been recovered today £and polffie said the water wa» too i»ughj|o drag for it. \ £ J Mr.' Smith is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eleanor Smith, 24, a Government employe at Arlington Hall, and a brother, Lee Smith, 26, Huntersville, W. Va. The Smiths, who live in an apart ment at the Columbia pike ad dress, would have celebrated their second wedding anniversary next week. Lawmaker Recovering Representative McGregor. Re publican of Ohio was reported making “goad recovery” today I after an ear operation Saturday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Mr. McGregor has been in the hospital several days because of an eve and ear infection. The joys of the campfire are here portrayed, as the campers are shown toasting bread | twists. And (left to right) Warren Smith, Bonnie Johnson, assistant director; David Friedman, Edward Widmann, Peter McLaughlin, Peter Sullivan. Warren Brill, assistant counselor; Ronald Roswell and David Roach enjoying one of the finished products. —Star Staff Photos. Falls Church Fete to Raise Recreate Ares^fund s Jr ConJ£nuj|ng its clrive raise $20,00® fife- a public rjfcreation area in Falls Church, the Falls Church Community Park, Inc., will hold its third.annual festival August 18 through 20 on a lot opposite the Falls Church High School on Hillwood avenue, it was announced today. The two previous festivals have raised about $8,000 towards the campaign goal. Plans for the three-day festival call for a site nearly twice the size used in previous affairs. As in 1948, the event will take place in an old Virginia setting, fea i turing reproductions of Falls Church landmarks. Harry L. Doyle and Harry J. Krages are co-chairmen of the community park corporation. SOUTHERN MARYLAND SOIL CONSERVATION TOURS J A MUNTf lf££ND t Pt*10tisrATltiti FARM ■ Noon LuHCti PROLRAH MARYLAND FARM TOUR—The 10 demonstration farms, to be toured tomorrow through Satur day during Southern Maryland Soil Conservation week, are shown on this map. Rock Creek Park Qay Campers Adept 'Southbk-Border' Thehie 4 |By Jeanne Jogers | Sometimes the inhabitants of Camp Oak Knoll in Rock Creek Park are pirates, other times In dians or the merry followers of Robin Hood—and this week, they are Mexican bullfighters. And the Mexicans, actually day camp youngsters, will work dili gently at cooking, craft making and games—all w'ith a south-of the-border flavor, of course, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. five days a week for two weeks. Oak Knoll, one of nine day camps operated by the Recreation Department, needs no subterfuge to make it a real honest to good ness camp. Its acres of w'oods spread out from a hollow' at Ore gon avenue and Bingham drive N.W. And at the seven camp sites, what good peon, boy or girl, would know of the existence of whizzing motor cars on nearby Military road? Two hours after Ralph Mitchell,; jr„ 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mitchell. sr„ 4315 Harrison street’ N.W., had begun a regular camp day, his blue jeans told a layer by-layer story of a busy morning. Makes Model Sombrero. First there were finger marks etched in clay. He had made a model sombrero, which was bak ing on the side of a stone oven. The clay spots were covered with flour from a bread twist he was roasting from the end of a stick. At this point, the bread concoc tion and the clay ornament' were resting two inches apart. In headquarters, a roped-off area bound by five large open face equipment boxes, Yvonne Jones, 21, University of Maryland senior and assistant camp direc tor, eyed the day’s work sheet. As she prepared to whistle in (four sharp blasts) her charges from their separate “little boy and girl,” “medium” and “big” campsites she explained that each group watched over by a coun selor, had a name. To follow proper camp proto col, the 7-to-14 agers are ad dressed as: Sombrero Senoritas, Mighty Mexican Midgets, Seno ritas Mexicans, Bull Fighters. Ed gardos Muchachos, Ferdinandos and Carlos Muchachos. Performance Planned. Word has It that the Ferdinan dos are going to give a perform ance of “Ferdinand the Bull” for Parents’ Night, the last night of their camp session. This secret, Max Rosenfeld, camp director and sixth grade teacher at the Rudolph School, said, leaked out during a “brag session” which comes just after “tick inspection” and just before Taps. Before the quiet games began after lunch, tiny Judy Felton, go ing on 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Felton, 3125 Aber foyle place N.W., made a tour of headquarters. She raised the lid of the “ant house,” poked her finger in a drying clay pot. riffled through the colored strands of raffia (used for braiding), tried on a brown paper sombrero jtnd stared owl eyed at a bored captive turtle. Corinne (Corky) Alster, 17, a Wjppj^ High School seniof and WnnselW-pointed out th^t her group of girls had dyed scrapes with berries and currently were making cloth mantillas decorated with designs stamped on with potato blocks. As she described the latter process, her small workers beamed through and around dabs of red, blue and green paint. Nine Camps Operating. Mr. Rosenfeld said the camp opened the first week after the District schools closed and would end at the finish of four two wgk sessions. Of the nine camps, six are white and three, colored. The average non-compulsory, free attendance for each period is be tween 65 to 70 children. The Recreation Department furnishes such equipment as archery sets, craft materials and tools. The National Park Serv ice furnishes wood and such inter esting objects as the ant house. And the children furnish the raw materials for meals. Although they haven't paid a visit yet, a National Capital Parks representative is expected to call and spray the poison ivy. This occupational disease, through the years, has affected all the camp ers, director, counselors and children alike. On rainy days, the campers go by bus, with their tokens pinned to them, on planned tours of Washington buildings. For in stance, two weeks ago when the campers were “Forty Niners,” they toured the Bureau of En graving when camp was rained out. Mr. Rosenfeld explained that although the camp theme changes every two weeks, the wood ticks, chiggers and gnats remain con stant. Man Dies of Heart Attack Florenz H. Yeagin, about 40, colored, 1236 Fifth street N.W., collapsed and died this morning as he stepped from his truck at a filling station at First and H streets N.E. A Gallinger Hospital physician said death apparently was due to a heart attack. Mr. Yeagin operated a welding shop in the 500 block of First street N.W. Gardens Torn Up 6 Times, Group of Alexandrians Say A group of Alexandria garden ers have complained to police that someone has torn up their vegetables and flowers six times in the last several weeks. * The gardeners, residents of the Beverley Plaza Apartments, had worked all summer in their small plots behind the Alexeandria shopping center. Now the gardens have been almost destroyed. George Dumas, one of the gar deners who gave up his vacation to take care of his vegetables, said the plants were cut down fend the damage could not have been caused by dogs. He said he could offer no explanation. Mr. Dumas said only a few of his flowers and beans were left. Arlington School Head To Attend Meeting of Fact-Finders Tonight Barnard Joy, Arlington School Board chairman, tonight will at tend a meeting of the Arlington Fact Finders’ Council which con sistently has criticized School Board policies. The meeting will be at 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Old Do minion Bank, 2926 Columbia pike. Mr. Joy made known his plan to attend the meeting in a letter to the council. - W. M. Brown, executive secre tary of the council, said Mr. Joy had not been invited to speak hut “he will be admitted, of course.” He said the council would rot want Mr. Joy to monopolize the meeting, but would permit him to “say a few words.” Seeks “Better Understanding.” The council, in announcing to night's meeting, said it will “tell Arlington what the School Board has really been doing while it should have been building class rooms.” Mr. Joy said he wanted to at tend the meeting “so that I may have a better understanding of the type of information desired” by members of the Fact Finders Council. The School Board chairman commended the council’s objective of publishing facts about Arling ton’s schools, and said the School Bojjpiifeid its staff-“will be happy t#THfcjuperate inmaking informa ki«#wairable” to the fact finding l^yjSrwas parflk*U?&rly gratifying Jea/n that your organiza tion ndw jpecognizes the need for additional classroom space in Ar lington schools,” Mr. Joy wrote. “Board Has No Apologies.” He said the council had been quoted as saying the need is for more classrooms—“not for more expensive consultants.” “Our board has no apoligies to make for strengthening the teach ing and supervisory staff,” Mr. Joy wrote the council. “You will be in terested to know that the super visory positions which our board has filled are all recommended by the Virginia State Board of Edu cation, and Arlington is now for the first time attempting to reach standards set up by our State a number of years ago. In most in stances a part of the salaries of the supervisors is paid from State funds.” The School Board chairman said "present progress" of the building j program “promises the comple tion within six months of three new elementary school buildings and three large additions to schools already in use in crowded areas. . . . Additional sites are being ac quired and further buildings are being designed to cary on the pro gram as rapidly as possible.” 35 Silver Spring Boys Leave for Elks Camp A group of 35 boys left Silver Spring yesterday for a week’s va cation at Camp Robert South Bar rett, at Camp Ritchie, Md., under the auspices of the Silver Spring Elk lodge. This is the third year the lodge has sent boys to the camp, which , is sponsored by the Maryland Delaware-District of Columbia Elks Association. The group is now conducting a campaign to raise $25,000 for a permanent, camp. Marion West Elected By South Gate Lions The South Gate Lions Club has elected Marion West presi dent. Other officers are: John Schei bel, first vice president: Frank Dent, second vice president; Carlton Pyles, third vice presi dent: William Wise, treasurer; Everette Mattingly, secretary; Samuel Bevard, tail twister; Wal ter Williams, lion tamer, and Keith Small, Lawrence McCoy, Clifford Berry and Frank Holmes, directors. Battle Gives Out Petrillo Letter Backing Miller Soys It Proves Opponent Gets Aid Outside State By the Associated Press John S. Battle last night pro duced a letter from James C. Petrilio, president of the Amer ican Federation of Musicians, to prove his charge that Virginian* are being influenced from outside the State to support the guberna torial candidacy of Frances Pick ens Miller. The letter, which Mr. Battle gave to the press at the same time he telegraphed Mr. Miller ne v as doing so, was on printed station ery and addressed to “the mem bers of the American Federation of Musicians in Virginia.” It bore Mr. Petrillo's printed signa ture and said in part: “Various States have enacted legislation which means absolute ruination to the labor movement, therefore we are compelled to take an interest in all State elections, in order to preserve the rights of the working people. “It is most important that you lend your support to Francis Pick ens Miller, a liberal and progres sive anti-machine candidate. It is in the interests of yourself, the organization to which you belong, and to all the workers of Virginia i—organized and unorganized— that every effort be made to elect | Francis Pickens Miller. Assistance Asked. "Labor's league for political ed ucation in Virginia is conducting an aggressive campaign, through Mr. Jack S. Smits, chairman of this organization * * * won t you please make contact with Mr. Smith and give whatever service is possible in this crucial cam paign? | “ * * * As president of this great i American Federation of Musicians, I cannot impress upon you too | strongly the necessity of taking an immediate., active part in this election, to protect the general welfare of all musicians. "For this reason I solicit your help in the election of Francis Pickens Miller." And this is what Mr. Battle, another of the four Democratic candidates for the governorship, said in part in his telegram to Miller: ! "In answer to your telegram of July 16 * * * in which you call upon me to furnish proof of my statement that out-of-State labor leaders are attempting to influ ence the gubernatorial campaign in yoar 'favor, I ant releasing the Petrillo letter to the press. ! "I will be glad to furnish you a copy of this letter upon request.” To Talk on Radio. This, Mr. Battle said, was just ;the beginning. He said he "ex pected to go into this matter in more detail in a radio address” which he will make tomorrow night from Newport News. In a statement yesterday Mr. Miller promised a re-examination of Virginia’s labor laws enacted during Gov. Tuck's administra tion. Mr. Battle has defended the laws on the grounds they “have prevented strikes." “The truth is,” Mr. Miller as serted, “that 35 other States had fewer strikes than Virginia had in 1948. The highly industrial ized State of Connecticut had only one-half the number of strikes Virginia had last year, and North Carolina had only one-fourth as many. CIO Produces Letters. Mr. Battle's own dealings with Virginia labor were under scrutiny in Lynchburg, where James C. Crist of Local 90. United Shoe | Workers of America, made public two letters he said Mr. Battle I wrote him soliciting his support. ; The letters were produced after the Miller-for-Governor Commit tee of Lynchburg claimed Satur day night that Mr. Battle has said one thing about the CIO Political Action Committee to the voters and “done another behind their backs.” Mr. Crist is chairman of the Lynchburg CIO Political Action Committee. It is Mr. Battle and his an nounced supporter, United States Senator Byrd, who have accused Mr. Miller of being the chosen candidate of CIO and other union forces seeking to invade Virginia for repeal of the State’s labor laws. Page Supports Battle. Meanwhile, Mr. Battle's cam paign gained the indorsement of Vivian L. Page, former State senator and for many years a figure in Virginia politics from Norfolk. Mr. Page in 20 years of service in the General Assembly had come to be known as an independent and at times a strong “anti machine” man. 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