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SOCI ETY—CLUBS—RECI PES _ —■ .— WASHINGTON AND VICINITY-COMICS—RADIO TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1950 ; Road Widening To Begin in Fall, Lane Promises Silver Spring Project Will Be Broken Into 3 Contracts, He Says Widening of Georgia avenue from Silver Spring to Glenmont will be under way before the end of this year. Gov. Lahe has prom ised. The project will be broken down into three contracts so as not to block traffic on the entire 5-mile stretch at one time. The contracts will total between $2.5 and $3 million on construc tion which will be done this fall, according to Lou O'Donnell, ex ecutive assistant to the Governor. Mr. O’Donnell’s announcement said the first contract would em brace a 1.2-mile stretch between Colesville and Seminary roads Bids for this will be advertised August 29; they will be received September 13 and work will start September 23. Second Contract Planned. "The second contract will cover the two-mile stretch from Semi nary road to Viers Mill road. Bids will be advertised October 1 and opened October 30. The third stage, Viers Mill road to Qlenmont, a distance of 1.6 miles, will be advertised at a date yet to be determined and bids will be received about December 1. Plans call for the busy thor oughfare to be widened from 40 to 78 feet. There will be 12-foot traffic lanes and a 10-foot park ing lane on each side, with a 10 foot dividing strip in the center. In addition, 10-foot sidewalks will be built on each side of the dual highway. Mr. O’Donnel said the plan was worked out at a conference in Bal timore yesterday between Gov. Lane, Albert Gordon, executive as sistant to Robert M. Rheindollar, State Roads Commission chair man, and Joseph Buscher, assist ant State attorney general in charge of rights-of-way. Mahoney Pledges Action. Meanwhile, George P. Mahoney, Gov. Lane's principal opponent in the Democratic primary Septem ber 18, held a press conference in Bethesda yesterday and promised vigorous action to improve high way arteries leading into Wash ington. Mr. Mahoney said it would be one of his first duties to “clear the traffic congestions that exists in nearby Maryland” by seeking Fed eral funds for roads in the Wash ington area. Mr. Mahoney ended a "shoe leather campaign” in Montgomery County yesterday with visits to Mayor G. Leonard Daymude of Kensington, his county campaign treasury, and John C. Post, for mer mayor of Takoma Park. Sesqui Events Where to Go, What to Do This year marks the 150 th anniversary of establishment of the permanent seat of the United States Government in the Dis trict of Columbia. The National Capital Sesquicentennial Commis sion has scheduled the following events in observance of the city's 150th birthday (free of charge unless otherwise noted): Today. Virginia State Honor Day, with Gov. Battle as guest of honor at ceremonies preceding “Faith of Our Fathers,” Paul Green s pag eant honoring George Washing ton. at the Sesquicentennial am phitheater, Sixteenth street and Colorado avenue N.W. at 7:45 p.m. Tickets, at 90 cents to $2.40, are available at a trailer in front of the District Building, Fourteenth and E streets N.W.: at Stabler’s Ticket' Mart, 1323 F street N.W.: at Super City Music stores, 1350 G street N.W. and 1110 Seventh street N.W., and at the amphi theater box office. Tomorrow. Maryland State Honor Day, with Gov. Lane and State officials taking part in pre-pageant cere monies at 7:45 p.m. Continuing. “The American Processional,” j paintings and drawings recording four centuries of American his tory, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Sevententh street and New York avenue N.W. Guided tour of the exhibit at 3 p.m.; “Citis in the Wilderness,” 1492 to 1775. “Washingtonia” exhibit of pic tures, pamphlets and rare books from the collection of the District Public Library, at the Corcoran Gallery. Also, “Plan of Washington,” ar chitectural exhibit. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Makers of History of Washing ton,” paintings of great Americans and their families, the National Gallery of Arts, Sixth street and Constitution avenue N.W. Picture of the week: “The Skater,” by Gilbert Stuart, famous painter of George Washington. Picture-of the-week lectures at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Milestones in American Achievement,” an exhibit marking the sesquicentennial of the Li brary of Congress, as well as of the District at the Library, First and B streets S.E., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. An exhibit of old pictures, prints and portraits of early Washing tonians, at the Central Public Li brary, Eighth and D streets N.W., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. , The Freedom Train exhibit; documents highlighting the Na tion’s history, plus treaties and surrender papers of World War II, at the National Archives exhibition hall. Constitution avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets N.W., i a.m. to 5 p.m, ^ Battle of Belvoir . . . As 550 visiting West Point cadets look on, M-24 (light) tanks move through simulated mortar fire to attack an “enemy” pillbox during a Fort Belvoir “battlefield” maneuver designed to show how combat engineers support an armored attack. Note infantry riflemen sprawled along the tank route, beside a tank trap which earlier was cleared of mines by an engineer “tank dozer.” Hyattsville to Fight For Central Post Office In Prince Georges Hyattsville will wage an all-out fight to obtain the central Post Office proposed for the metropoli tan area of Prince Georges County. A committee to push the town's claim for the building was named at a city council meeting last night by Acting Major H. Wilson Spicknall. Upon request of his colleagues, he will serve as temporary chair man. Others named to the com mittee are T Howard Duckett. Smith H. Purdum. Paul H. Kea and Councilmen Jesse S. Baggett. Hiram L. Lawrence and W. Stan ley Machen. A petition asking the closing of the teen-age canteen in the Forty third Avenue School on the grounds that it is the scene of "disorderly behavior" was pre sented to the Council. Eleven citizens signed the petition. The Council decided to hold a hearing on the situation August 21. Invited to participate will be sponsors of the canteen including Maj. Ralph W. Brown, county po lice superintendent, and represen tatives of Snyder-Farmer-Butler Post, American Legion. It was announced that Hyatts ville would receive $4,145.30 from the State in motor vehicle and gasoline tax refunds. A contract was awarded E. R. P Smith for paving Forty-third street between Queensbury and Colesville roads. Upon complaint of Town Police Chief Howard H. Holmes that parking meters in the city are being manipulated in such a way as “to gyp” the city out of con siderable money, the company furnishing the meters was asked to adjust them. Water Taste Lingers Even in Goulash, Alexandria Finds Even savory goulash cannot dis I guise the current disinfectant fla vor of Alexandria water. Alexandria police received a call from an irate resident who com plained his favorite dish had been spoiled by the distasteful water used in cooking it. He wanted to know who was going to replace the ingredients that were “spoiled.” But Health Officer Dr. Thomas F. McGough said that although the goulash may not have tasted too well, there is no danger from drinking the water or using it in cooking. The distasteful flavor is caused by the chemical phenol which the Army emptied near the city's water supply Thursday. Howard Richards, manager of the Alexandria Water Co., said the i condition was “gradually improv-; ing” as the water company con tinued to draw water from hy drants and other sources to get rid of the obnoxious taste. _ Rockville Span Dedication Postponed Until Aug. 26 Dedication of a bridge at Rock ville in memory of Maryland’s; first casualty of the Korean war has been postponed until August 26. Ceremonies originally were scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. The Montgomery County Roads Department will be unable to complete approaches to the bridge in time for the earlier celebration, the committee on arrangements reported today. The bridge will be called the Corp. John C. Brown Bridge. Copr. Brown's home was in Balti more. The bridge will serve as an entrance to the Rockcrest sub division of Rockville. It crosses the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. 7,000 4-H Members Arrive For Maryland U. Convention ' imiimi m—nmMll—Mmmi—I—BMIMmiflWMMIMMIBMIMi Ruth Burdette, 13, Gaithersburg, looks over figurines made by Genevieve Momford, 14, Silver Spring. They are among more than 1,000 Maryland boys and girls now attending 4-H Club Week sessions. —Star Staff Photo. -—---1 It’s 4-H Club time again at the University of Maryland. An estimated 1,000 Maryland boys and girls arrived at College Park yesterday for the 28th an-1 nual State 4-H Club week. Most of the day was devoted to registration and entering of ex hibits for judging today or later in the week. The youngsters, whose average age is 15, also in spected the university’s new million stadium, slated to open this fall. The 4-H Club members, as is the usual custom on opening day, were assigned to various “nations” named for Indian tribes. Today’s program was to in clude judging of dresses made by girls during the past year at their homes. Winners of the dress making contest will be announced Friday during the annual 4-H Club dress review, one of the main attractions of the week. if Caught off guard by the long-range camera, three cadets show a strong interest in one of the light tanks. After the dem- , onstration the West Pointers inspected all equipment used. 550 Cadets View Mock Battle In Fort Belvoir'No Man's Land' By George Beveridge After watching the Army's com bat engineers in action, about 550 West Point cadets moved in today for a closer look at what makes the Corps of Engineers tick. Yesterday, with battlefield real ism the keynote, they saw a picked team of combat engineers pave the way for an armored infantry attack over an 1,100-yard "no man s land” at a Belvoir com bat range. For the West Pointers, ay mem bers of the Military Academy's 1952 class, it was the first leg of a thfee-week training trip that will end on August 26 wtih a joint amphibious maneuver with Naval; Academy midshipmen at Little Creek, Va. Disembarked at Quantico. The cadets disembarked yes terday from the transport USS Okanogan at Quantico and moved by bus to the Engineer Center here to watch the experts in ac tion today, they divided into three groups to watch as many demon strations. At Tompkins Basin on the Po tomac River today, members of the Pontoon School set up float ing metal bridges, “prefab” build ings, a portable airplane hangar and even a portable sawmill to show what they can handle in the way of massive equipment. At the “heavy equipment” area north of Accotink on Route 613, another group demonstrated equipment used for digging, hoist ing and carrying out other me chanical assignments. The operation of Engineer sup ply troops was featured in the third demonstration at the Lor ton Combat Range near Pohick Creek. As a highlight, a special unit showed the cadets how to make topographic and photomap:; under field conditions. In each of the demonstrations, officials said, the cadets got in-, side glimpses of some of the latest experimental models of equip ment under study at the Engineer Research and Development Lab oratories. Attack On Pill-Box. In yesterday’s mock battle, M-24 (light) tanks, and M-39 tank troop-carriers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Meade, Md„ moved out of a woods through simulated artillery fire in the first step of attack on an “enemy” pill-box three quar ters of a mile away. An armored engineer platoon, part of the Engineer Combat bat talion which supports , each ar-1 mored division, then swung into action. The cadets, watching from a grandstand, saw an engineers’ M-4 (Sherman> tank, outfitted with a bulldozer nose, cut through a log tank trap to scoop out mines and fill up a crater. Next, with covering fire from the tanks, the engineers moved a bridge across a creek. With infantry riflemen de ployed at their sides, the engineers then showed how to pave the way with explosives. Jet Propelled “Snake”. One of the most effective, the M-l “Snake.” is a jet-propelled aluminum tube, 100 feet long, filled with explosive. When the “snake” reaches a distance of 150 feet, a cable automatically deto nates the long, worm-like pro jectile. Cutting through barbed wire masses with torpedoes, the engi neers’ final contribution was to place against a side of the pill box a charge of heavy explosive, capable of blowing a hole through three feet of reinforced concrete. After that, the infantry moved in with flame—throwers and small arms to take the position. Lt. Col. R. S. Morrison, an Air Force officer of the academy, who is commanding the cadets’ train ing trip, said this is the first year Fort Belvoir has been included in the annual training visits. Leave Tomorrow. The cadets will leave at about noon tomorrow for Fort Eustis, Va., where they will study Trans portation Corps activities until Saturday. Then they will move on to the naval amphibious base at Little Creek. As at Belvoir, the West Pointers, for the most part, will be spectators until they par-; ticipate in the full-scale assualt landing maneuver in conjunction with the midshipmen. The cadets, garbed in their white uniforms, will visit Wash- j ington for several hours tonight. Buses will bring them to the Washington Monument grounds at 5:45 p.m. and pick them up for the return trip to Fort Bel voir at 10 p.m. Family Reunion Slated Sunday at Snow Hill The Willis - Gordon - Garnett family group will have their re union and picnic Sunday at “Snow Hill,” the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Gordon. Senator A.i Willis Robertson will speak. “Snow Hill” is on Route 51, about 14 miles south of Frede ricksburg. r Farther along, a helicopter, after fluttering over “no man’s land,’’ drops a message to one of the tanks. One of the tank gunners identifies his tank as “friendly” by holding out a col ored strip. —Star Staff Photos by John Horan. Arlington Board Lets County Street Repair Contract for $139,200 ■ By a 3-2 vote the Arlington County Board last night awarded the annual surface treatment con tract for county roads to the Ar lington Asphalt Co. The bid was $139,200. The action ended two months of indecision. The board in June rejected all bids when it was dis covered that a legal requirement had been overlooked in the first advertisement. New bids received July 5 were approximately 21 per cent higher than the June offers. This prompted the board to consider having the work done by county equipment and crews. The board was told last night that the county would have an estimated $12,500 if this plan wfere followed. About one-third of the county’s street mileage is involved. Private Work Favored. Board Chairman Daniel A. Du gan and Members F. Freeland Chew and Alfred E. Frisbie gave as a majority view that it would be better for the county if the work were given to a private con tractor. Members Robert W. Cox and Mrs. Florence Cannon dis agreed. The board also named a com mittee to work out details for con struction of four swimming pools. As proposed by Mr. Cox. who rep resents the board on the County Recreation Council, there would be year-round pools at the Hoff man-Boston (Negro) High School and at Washington-Lee High School, and outdoor pools in the Four Mile Run and Greenbrier Park areas. All would be devel oped in a co-operative school and county recreational program. Voters Approved Bonds. County voters last week, by a 35-vote margin, approved a $500, 000 bond issue for swimming pools. Named to the committee last night were Mr. Cox; Barnard Joy of the school board; W. A. Rich ardson, recreation department di rector; E. J. Braun, assistant schools superintendent: Max Wehrli of the planning commis sion. and Matt Huppuch, Leonard Hilder and William Hillenbrand, citizen members. Meanwhile, it was announced that a $10,240 loan to Arlington County for planning a swimming pool and community stadium has been approved by the Housing and Home Finance Agency. County Manager A. T. Lund berg said plans for the pool could be used for other pools at various locations in the county. Erection of the stadium is planned at the Greenbriar play ground, Twenty - seventh and Greenbriar streets, North. Its capacity has not yet been deter mined. Davis Will Remain In Governor's Race 'Until Kicked Out' Roy Tasco Davis is in* the race for the Republican nomination for Governor of Maryland “to stay until kicked out.” The State Senator from Mont gomery County made a one-sen tence announcement last night at the Republican School of Politics at the Silver Spring Masonic Temple under the leadership of the Republican National Commit tee. Nearly 200 precinct workers from Montgomery County, 15 of their neighbors from Prince Georges County and a score of GOP candidates got down to work on how to win an election at 5 p.m„ when Mrs. Leona Rush, Montgomery member of the House of Delegates and a candidate for re-election, rang an outside school bell. Long Session. Except for a 45-minute recess for a box supper, they continued “class” until 9:45 p.m. Senator Davis’ one-sentence statement, upon which he did not enlarge, was made on his intro duction to the students of the school. An early entrant in the race for the Republican guber natorial nomination, he has been asked by the Maryland Republi can Activities Committee to with draw in favor of candidate Theo dore McKeldin, former Baltimore mayor. Miss Bertha Adkins, GOP com mitteewoman for Maryland, wel comed the student body composed of almost equal numbers of men and women. Present also were a scattering of Negroes. Hermann Opens Class. Albert B Hermann, executive director of the Republican Na tional Committee, opened the ses sion by pointing out the strategic position of Maryland in the 1950 race. James F. Hogan, a veteran pre cinct worker from Jersey City credited with playing a large part in defeating the Hague machine, urged workers to see that voters registered and cast their ballots. F. Trowbridge vom Baur, Wash ington attorney and team cap tain of the national committee workers conducting the school, urged William Pavitt, jr., presi dent of the County Republicans, to take the lead in recruiting pre cinct workers. Mr. Pavitt had complained. “Not one Republican precinct worker has called on me since I moved to Montgomery County.” Mrs. Gordon Assists. The school's other teacher was Mrs. Gladys P. Gordon, Cleveland, Ohio, administrative assistant to the Republican National Commit tee. The School of Politics, now touring 15 States, moves to An napolis tonight. REPUBLICANS GO TO SCHOOL—Mrs. Leona M. Rush, Chevy Chase, vice chairman of the Maryland Republican State Central Committee and a member of the House of Delegates, rings the bell to open the Republican School of Politics last night at the Silver Spring Masonic Temple. Looking on are De Witt Hyde, a candidate for the Republican nomination to the State Senate, and J. Pauli Marshall, who seeks nomination to the House of Delegates. _ —Star Staff Photo. f ^ Wells Is Backed For Second Time By City Council Hink Resigns, Gives No Reason for Move; Pro-Dunn Plan Killed The Falls Church City Council last night reaffirmed its appoint ment of Harry E. Wells as city manager and ordered the city at torney to fight a suit restraining Mr. Wells from carrying out his duties. By a vote of 5-2, the council refused to reappoint Roy F. Dunn, former manager, to the position. A special committee of the council had recommended Mr. Dunn. After the meeting Mayor Al bert M. Orme announced that Councilman Carl H. Hink has re signed. No Reason Given. ' The Mayor said Mr. Hink had submitted his “immediate” resig nation in a letter. The council man gave no reason. Mr. Hink was among those who voted last Wednesday to discharge Mr. Dunn but later voted with the majority on a special com mittee that recommended Mr. Dunn’s reappointment. At the next regular meeting of the council, Monday night, the Mayer said, the resignation will be presented to the council and a successor may be appointed. Last night’s meeting was at tended by more than 150 resi dents. No Outbreak at Meeting. There was no repetition of tenseness of last Wednesday’s meeting which wound up in a fist fight among spectators. After Mr. Wells was appointed, a court injunction preventing him from occupying the post. It was filed by a group including Coun cilman Samuel E. McCrary and Lytton H. Gibson, former assist ant Commonwealth’s attorney of Fairfax County. A temporary re straining order was issued by Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Ar thur Sinclair. bays He Can sign Bonds. City Attorney La Rue Van Meter last night told the council that its appointment of Mr. Wells is “amply justified.’’ Mr. Van Meter said he had "cleared” the appoint ment with “a leading Virginia city manager” and “a New York bond I attorney.” The city attorney said l he believes that if the injunction : is withdrawn or dismissed, school bonds can be legally issued bearing Mr. Wells' signature. A $700,000 school bond issue has ! been sold by the city but cannot i be delivered until the documents are signed by the manager. | Mr. McCrary warned his fellow councilman that if they contested the injunction they would be “ask ing to be made the laughing stock of Virginia.” He called the coun cil's action “arbitrary and capric ious," and said “an oppointment of a rubber stamp is an outrage to the community.” Durant Raises Objections. James Ef. Durant, said he ob jected to the council’s procedure in ousting the former manager. Councilman John C. McRae was not present. Mayor Orme said Mr. Dunn's work was “wholly unsatisfactory” to experts employed by the city in its annexation case against Fair fax County. Councilman Lee M. Rhoads, chairman of the Finance Commit tee, criticized Mr. Dunn's record in estimating the cost of city pro jects and in keeping the council informed on expenditures. The mayor said it “may- Do necessary to publish a bill of par ticulars regarding Mr. Dunn's per formance as manager.” Bladensburg Petition Planned an Mail Service The Bladensburg Town Council last night voted to circulate a pe tition requesting the Post Office Department to furnish delivery service from the new Bladensburg Post Office. The branch is moving from a grocery in the 4300 block of Balti more avenue to its own separate and larger quarters in a new shop ping center at Edmonston and An napolis roads. It furnishes facili ties for buying stamps, accepting mail and box delivery, but not for general distribution. I I Free Star MovieS Playground Film Program for Tonight Washington, 8:30 p.m. Lafayette, Oliver street and Broad Branch rd. N.W. Twin Oaks, Fourteenth and Taylor streets N.W. Taft, Eighteenth and Monioe streets N.E. Rosedale, Seventeenth and Gales streets N.E. Jefferson, Eighth and H streets S.W. Hillcrest, Thirty-second and Denver streets S.E. Parkview, Otis and Warder streets N.W. Bundy, 429 O street N.W. Smothers, Forty-fourth and Washington streets N.E. Barry Farms, 1230 Sumner road S.E. Arlington, 9 p.m. Lyon Village, Lee highway and North Highland street. Alexandria, 9 p.m. Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon avenue. Montgomery County, 9 p.m. - Bethesda, Wisconsin avenue at end of Norwood drive. Prince Georges County, 9 p.m. Green Meadows, Sligo Park road, Sligo Park.