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FASHIONS—READERS' CLEARING HOUSE WASHINGTON AND VICINITY D
SOCIETY—CLUBS—RECIPES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1951 ^
Harrisonburg
Party Conclave
Called Friday
Democrats to Pick
Candidates; Page
To Hold Primary
By Alex R. Preston
Star Staff Correspondent
HARRISONBURG, Va„ Aug. 1.
—Democrats of Rockingham
County and the city of Harrison
burg will nominate candidates at a
convention here Friday instead of
by primary.
Neighboring Page County will
hold a primary Tuesday along
with most other localities where
contests for Democratic nomina
tion have developed. In Rappahan
nock County, the Democratic
Committee made the nominations
without opposition.
Harrisonburg and Rockingham
County Republicans already have
nominated a nearly complete slate
and will convene again after the
Democratic primary to select can
didates for two additional offices:
Race for Sheriff’s Post.
Pricipal contest—and it may be
the only one—is for the nomina
tion for sheriff. The incumbent,
Sheriff Sam H. Callender, a Dem
ocrat, does not seek renomination.
Running for the office, accord-(
ing to Porter R. Graves, Demo-j
/l vn f i « ma i
A. L. Strawderman and Buffin L.
Kiser, both deputy sheriffs who
live in the county; Aubrey J. Bell,
former deputy fire marshal of
Harrisonburg, and Daniel O.
Thomas, former Harrisonburg po
liceman.
Rockingham is one of the fewj
counties in Virginia where Re- j
publicans have a strong foothold.
Of the five major county offices,
three are held by Democrats and
two by Republicans.
Party Balance of Power.
There are approximately 8,000
qualified voters in the county and
about 3,000 in the city. Normally,
the county is preponderantly Re
publican while the city is Demo
cratic. Of the five county offices,
the treasurer and commissioner of
revenue are elected solely by the
county voters and usually are Re
publicans. But there is enough
margin of Democratic votes in the
city to place Democrats in the of- j
flees of sheriff, clerk and com-!
monwealth’s attorney.
Democrats are expected to j
nominate candidates for all posts, i
including the two local offices now
held by Republicans. These two
are Russell Harrison, treasurer, re
nominated at the Republican con
vention, and Frank MQyers, com-1
missioner of revenue, who did not;
run again. The Republicans nomi-;
nated Lowell Miller to succeed!
.him.
I An interesting sidelight on the
i Republican-Democrat balance of!;
/ power here is that the last census'
i gave Harrisonburg a population of
m more than 10,000, elevating it to;
M first-class city status. Democrats
W in the county are concerned about
m this.
Better Chance for G. O. P. j
& TTnripr Virginia lour o fivct-nlAcei
m city elects its own local offices in
dependently of the county. There
fore, the Republicans stand a bet
ter chance of electing all five local
county officers hereafter.
' At present J. Robert Switzer is
unopposed for renomination as;
clerk at the Democratic conven-j
tion and so is George D. Conrad!
for renomination as Common
wealth’s attorney. Also without {
opposition are the Democrats,!
Delegates George S. Aldhizer and
J. O. Stickley and State Senator;
Raymond Guest of Bayard, for
renomination. »
Republicans have nominated
John J. Myers for the House of |
Delegates and will reconvene'
August 15 to select a second House
candidate. A Republican candi
date to oppose Senator Guest in j
the district which also includes;
Warren, Page and Rockingham j
Counties, will be * selected later,
according to Carl Jenkins of
Stanley, 7 th District Republican
chairman.
Other Republican nominees be-!
side Mr. Miller for commissioner
of revenue and Mr. .Myers for the |
House are Carson D. Meyers for
sheriff; Julian K. Hickman for
Commonwealth's attorney and
Russell M. Harrison for re-elec
tion as treasurer.
Arlington Chamber's
Outing Set Tomorrow
The annual stag outing of the
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
will be held tomorrow, commenc
1 A. O . on .1 T»._4 TT. 4
1115 >uv fi.iii., at jl \jk w -i-icino, ■
south of Alexandria on Mount?
Vernon highway.
A baseball game between busi
ness and professional men and a
contest for the loudest sports
shirt are scheduled in addition to
professional entertainment.
Alexandria Boys
Aid City's Fight
Against Ragweed
The Alexandria Health Depart
ment is waging war on ragweed,
with the co-operation of the city’s
Boy Scouts and Boys’ Club mem
bers.
Dr. Thomas P. McGough, city
health officer, said the boys would
distribute mimeographed warnings
about ragweed, and the misery it
causes hay fever victims.
The health officer called on all
residents to cut ragweed before
the second week in August, when
it is due to pollinate. It is the
pollination of ragweed that brings
woe to hay fever victims. Dr.
McGough said that about 3 per
cent of the city’s population is
affected.
* *
Prince Georges Deputies'Arrest
Two Night Club Strip Artists
Sheila (The Peeler) Ryan tries to persuade Deputy Sheriff
Fred Schatz (back to camera) to allow her to change into
street clothes after her arrest last night at the Quonset Inn.
Also arguing with Mr. Shatz is an unidentified patron who pro
tested Miss Ryan’s arrest. —Star S\aff Photo.
Two strip-tease artists were ar
rested last night as they strolled
iff the stage after their first-show
ierformances at two Prince
3eorges County night spots.
The dancers—Sheila (The
?eeler) Ryan, currently appearing
it the Quonset Inn, and Ann
\rbor. 23, “the girl with the
lillion-dollar figure," which she
ias been displaying at Waldrop’s
Supper Club—were charged with
ndecent exposure. —
The managers of the two clubs
ilso were charged with running a
iisorderly house. They were
booked as William W. Lee of the
3uonset Inn, 3225 Naylor road,
Dxon Hill, and Joseph George
Loskarn 44. of Waldrop's, 4318
Rhode Island avenue, Brentwood.
All four were released on $100
bond each. Mr. Loskarn and Miss
Arbor are to appear in Hyattsville
Police Court tomorrow and Mr.
Lee and Miss Ryan are scheduled
for a Police Court hearing in
Upper Marlboro Friday.
The arrests were made by
sheriff's deputies. Sheriff Carlton
G. Beall personally assisted in
the Quonset Inn raid.
Deputy Sheriff Fred Schatz
arrested the amber-haired Miss
Ryan as she stepped down from
the stage at the Quonset club.
Several employes and customers
gathered around as the scantily
clad dancer and the deputy argued
over whether she would be al
lowed to put on some street clothes
before going with the police.
The deputy telephoned for aid
and Sheriff Beall arrived at the
club in a few minutes. Miss Ryan,
meanwhile, changed into a suit
and Deputy Schatz placed her
brief dancing costume in a paper
bag for evidence.
Sheriff’s deputies raided the
Quonset Inn about five weeks ago,
arresting Stripteaser Pat (Amber)
Holliday. She was convicted of
indecent exposure and paid a $100
fine.
The judge who convicted her,
Mrs. Anita Hinman Crane, will
be on the Upper Marlboro bench
Friday.
I
Fairfax Building Code
Goes Into Effect, With
Hugh Dollins as Chief
Fairfax County's first building
;ode took effect today with Hugh
D. Dollins, 66, as the chief in
spector.
Mr. Dollins, who was employed
n the District Government 43
?ears before his retirement last
December, was appointed to the
lew Fairfax post by the Board of
Supervisors yesterday. His salary
vas set at $6,500 annually.
Other employes of the new
xiilding inspection department
ire to be named later.
As the supervisors met to ap
point a building inspector, con
tractors piled into the office of the
commissioner oi rtevenue to od
Lain permits before the code took
“fleet. Fees now must be paid for
permits.
Mr. Dollins was a structural
“ngineer in the office of the Dis
trict building inspector at the time
Df his retirement. In that capacity,
tie went over plans for all types
of buildings.
He had been employed in var
ious other positions in the District
building inspector’s office since
1922.
Mr. Dollins was selected by the
supervisors from among five ap
plicants for the chief inspector's
job. He lives at 417 East Broad
street. Falls Church.
Striking Drivers Picket
In Prince Georges
About 75 truck drivers went on
strike yesterday at four sand and
;ravel firms in Prince Georges
bounty.
Picket lines were set up in front
)f the A. H. Smith Co., Branch
/ille: the Silver Hill Sand &
travel Co., and the District Sand
fc Gravel Co., both of Silver Hill,
jnd the American Concrete Co., of
Hillside.
The strikers are members of
Local No. 639, AFL, Teamsters’
Union, which has been negotiat
ing with the firms to replace a
ion tract that expired July 15.
Mr. Smith, head of the A. H.
Smith firm, said the drivers want
an nouriy increase oi 10 cents
this year and an additional 5 cents
next year. They now get $1.50 an
hour, he said.
They also seek a welfare fund
which would be maintained by
employer contributions of $8.17
per month, per man, and the
work day cut from 10 to 8 hours.
Mr. Smith said the four firms
offered to renew the old contract
with a 10-cent hourly pay in
cerase. He eaicf that figure is
the limit of the increase the
companies could pay under the
Government wage-price formula.
Recreation Project Lists
10,000th Registrant
A Silver Spring girl yesterday be
came the 10,000th registrant in
the 1951 Montgomery County rec
reation program .sponsored by the
Maryland-National Capital Park
and Planning Commission.
After registering at Jesup Blair
recreation center, Silver Spring,
Pat Stone, 13, of 708 Dartmouth
avenue, received a certificate from
Cecil A. Eby, administrative as
sistant to the vice chairman of the
commission.
Last year, 8,204 children were
registered. The program was in
augurated in 1943.
h
$3,600 to Be Sought
For Library Branch
In College Park
Availability of quarters for a
proposed College Park branch of
Prince Georges County Memorial
Library has stirred new activity
to raise $3,600 for the project.
A new Library Organization
Committee seeks to rent the build
ing now occupied by the Prince
Georges Bank & Trust Co. at 4513
College avenue, College Park,
when the bank moves across the
street into new quarters in the
fall.
Mrs. James D. Long of 6911
Oakridge road, College Heights,
chairman of the new committee,
said county library officials have
inspected the building and ap
proved it for temporary use. The
county has agreed to provide a li
brarian and books If citizens can
raise funds for a suitable building.
The $3,600 would provide rent
and equipment for the first year's
operation. Captains are to be ap
pointed in each of College Park’s
rive districts to solicit funds.. If
the $3,600 is not raised, said Mrs.
Long, donations will be returned.
Mrs. E. R. Nichols is secretary
treasurer of the committee and J.
Paul Wilson is publicity chairman.
Other members are Dr. Joseph H.
Woodell, W. Paul Walker, Joseph
C. Longridge, Mrs. G. C. Bristow.
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Steely. L. G.
Worthington. Mrs. Carroll Cox.
Andrew Mothershead, jr., and
Samuel L. Emsweller.
Battle Asked to Aid Drive
On Low-Flying Planes
Gov. Battle of Virginia has been
asked to help Alexandria’s cam
paign against low-flying airplanes
over the city.
rwcArtiiui isuuiiuumau lviaiMiau
J. Beverley, who sponsored a coun
cil resolution asking that planes
be routed around the city, wrot
the Governor yesterday asking his
assistance.
“I am appealing to you on be
half of the citizens of Northern
Virginia for assistance in having
the Civil Aeronautics Authority
carry out the law by routing planes
800 to 1,000 feet over populated
areas,” wrote Mr. Beverley.
Maryland Church Picnic
The annual picnic and fried
chicken dinner of St. Mary’s Cath
olic Church, Newport, Md., will be
held at the church at 1 p.m. Sat
urday and Sunday.
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Judge Proposes'Hot-Rod' Curb;
Culprits Write Safety Themes
By th« Associoted Press
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va„ Aug.
1.—A Florida municipal judge to
day suggested this remedy to slow
down young highway “hot-rods”:
Have them write a 3,000-word
theme on traffic safety.
Judge Belmont Tench of
Gainesville, Fla., told the Virginia
Traffic Court Conference that he
had given the “sentence” several
times.
And not once, he added, had he
had any more trouble with the
youthful violators.
Another speaker today advised
Virginia cities and counties to set
up special traffic courts as a
means of reducing the number of
fatal highway accidents.
The suggestion was made by
James P. Economos, traffic court
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expert of the American Bar As
sociation, at the closing session of
the conference at the University
of Virginia.
Mr. Economos said, if possible,
special courts should be set up.
But should the number of cases
be too small to justify such an
arrangement, then special days or
sessions could be set aside for
traffic violations.
He said more emphasis should
be placed on making court func
tions dignified and impressive, so
as to make the public more re
spectful of traffic laws.
Mr. Economos and Robert L.
Donigan, a national traffic expert,
were the featured speakers at yes
terday’s meeting, which was high
lighted by a mock trial of a drunk
driver.
I
Prince Georges
Deputy Resigned
Under Pressure
Sheriff Says Curtis
Was 'Curbed' Because
Of Tactics He Used
Sheriff Carlton G. Beall of
Prince Georges County said today
that Guy E. Curtis, his former
crusading deputy, resigned “under
pressure”^ after his activities had
been curbed because of question
able tactics used in obtaining
evidence.
Sheriff Beall would not discuss
just what methods used by the
former deputy were considered ob
jectionable.
The one-time officer, who quit
July 2 after waging a five-month
campaign against gambling and
liquor violators, said yesterday
that he gave up his post volun
tarily because his crusade had
been “curtailed" by Sheriff Beall.
G. O. P. Rift Indicated. ^ I
His attack, the first indication
of a rift in the countv Renuh-^
lican administration, was followed
by hasty conferences between de-i
partment heads. The county:
commissioners, after their regular;
meeting yesterday, held a lengthy
closed-door session but declared
afterward that the Curtis inci
dent was not discussed.
In a statement. Sheriff Beall
said he held no personal animosity
against his former deputy. He
gave three reasons for hiring Mr.
Curtis:
“Mr. Curtis was made a deputy
sheriff because I had been in
formed that he had a wide
acquaintance with the sporting
element of the country. In view
of this and his vast knowledge
of sporting activities. I felt he
could be instrumental in helping
me do the job the people wanted
me to do.”
Denies Curtis Change.
Since then Mr. Curtis has said
that there are about as many
gamblers, big and little, operating
in the county as there were at
fltlV t.imp in tha loot
century. I deny this categorically,
and I think it is -vident that
this is not the case. Furthermore,
I gave Mr. Curtis seven months
to produce such information, but
as of now. he has failed to do so.”
Declaring that cases made by
Deputy Curtis were relatively un
important, “when compared to his
assertions and talk,” Sheriff Beall
said he questioned several of his
"so-called 30 cases because he
used methods I could not approve.
Regardless of what the stakes
may be in any situation,” he
added, “I still believe in faiv play.”
Sheriff Beall said he had tried
to co-ordinate his law-enforce
ment efforts with those of Chief
Richards and added that he had
in many instances requested the
chiefs help.
“By that I mean.” he explained.
I “that I have requested the chief
of police to lend a hand by fur
nishing a policeman to assist my
office. Until June 1, I had only
| three paid deputies and two offi
cers from the police department
who were assigned to my office
and the State's attorney’s office.”
“It can hardly be disputed that
the chief of police has more men
at his disposal than I have.”
The county police force num
bers 42.
Sharpest Thrust.
In the sharpest thrust of the
statement, Sheriff Beall said:
“Since it appears to me that the
chief of police and Guy Curtis
are on such friendly terms, per
haps Mr. Curtis may be kind
enough to give the police chief
all his information, and then
‘maybe’ the chief will ‘move.’
Sheriff Beall declined to explain
just what was meant by the word
“move.”
Apparently referring to re
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others have sought Mr. Curtis'
reinstatement, the sheriff as
serted, "it makes little difference
to me what the chief of police
does in regard to‘Curtis, or what
other county officials may do upon
the insistence of Curtis and the
chief of police; Curtis is out and
will remain out as long as I am
in.’’
Chief Richards refused to dis
cuss the matter except to say that
"I do not intend tc become in
volved in a battle of personali
ties.” He also refused to speculate
on what Sheriff Beall meant by
the word "move.”
Meade Chiefs Assigned
FORT MEADE, Aug. 1 oT*).—
Second Army headquarters an
nounced yesterday the assignment
of Col. George H. Molony as Depu
ty Chief of Staff for Operations,
and Lt. Col. Robert L. May as
Deputy Chief of Staff for Admin
istration.
3 Men Named
To Montgomery
Liquor Board
Council Rejects
Mrs. Schweinhaut
For DeLashmutt
The Montgomery Council has
completed reorganizing the coun
ty’s liquor control setup by ap
pointing a three-man Board of Li
cense Commissioners to rule on
liquor license applications and
revocations.
Members of the new board,
named at the council's meeting
yesterday in Rockville, are Donald
K. Staley, Silver Spring: John C.
Reid, Bethesda. and Donald A.
DeLashmutt, Rockville. All are
attorneys.
A last-minute attempt by Mrs.
Stella Warner, one of two Demo-1
crats on the council, to substitute'
Mrs. Margaret C. Schweinhaut,
Chevy Chase, for Mr. DeLashmutt,
was voted down, 5 to 1. The
other Democratic council member,
Grover Walker, was absent.
In other business, the council
approved the appointment by
Trial Magistrate J. Fendall
Coughlan of Silver Spring of Rob
ert M. Strong as court clerk and
reappointed the three-member
Board of Zoning Appeals for four
year terms.
Former Deputy SherifT.
Mr. Strong succeeds William J.'
Conlyn, jr.. who has resigned.
Both live in Silver Spring. The
new court clerk, who will receive
$3,500 a year, is a former deputy
sheriff.
The three members of the
Board of Zoning Appeals are Louis
A. Gravelle, James J. Hayden and
Milton A. Smith. Under a resolu
tion adopted by the council yes
terday, they will receive $200 sal
ary increases. Formerly. Mr. Gra
velle, the chairman, got $1,200 a
year, and the two other members
were paid $1,000 a year each.
The Board of License Commis
sioners was appointed under terms
of a bill passed at the last session j
of the General Assembly, which'
also set up a county Department
of Liquor Control. Previously, the
Liquor Board was appointed by
the Governor and had jurisdiction
over the operation of the county's
liquor dispensary system as well
as issuance of liquor licenses.
Mr. Staley, a Republican, was
named to a term expiring June
30, 1953: Mr. DeLashmutt, a
Democrat, to a term expiring June
30, 1955, and Mr. Reid, also a Re
publican, to a term expiring June
30, 1957. They will receive $1,200
a year.
Mr. DeLashmutt is a former
Rockville trial magistrate and un
successfully sought the Demo
cratic nomination to one of the
six Montgomery seats in the
Maryland House of Delegatee dur
ing last year's primary.
Mr. Reid ran against Mrs. Wer
ner in the general election last
November.
In recommending the appoint
ment of Mrs. Schweinhaut, who
lost her race for the House of
Delegates last year on the Victory
Committee slate, Mrs. Werner said
she believed her candidate was
better suited than a Democrat
supported by the Republican
council members.
Councilman Harold F. Ham
mond insisted, however, that Mr.
DeLashmutt is a “very capable”
attorney and considers himself a
good Democrat.
Would Rename Building.
He asked county residents to
suggest a new name for the Liquor
Dispensary Building in Silver
Spring. Title to the building has
been transferred to the county
from the Liquor Board under pro
visions of a bill passed by the
council.
Other council members said they
also are seeking recommendations
for appointments to the five-man
Recreation Board and to the Ap
peal Tax Court to succeed Leo
Bender, who has resigned.' There
must be one Recreation Board
member from each of the five
council districts.
In discussing the request by
James R. Miller, Rockville attor
ney, for a Council veto of its
Bethesda parking lot bill. Mr.
Hammond said it is possible such
a veto might eliminate a public
parking program for the com
munity.
In this connection, he urged all
Bethesda merchants to attend a
hearing on the veto request at 8
p.m. tomorrow in the Bethesda
County Building.
“I am interested in knowing
whether just a few merchants
who are going to be pinched are
against this bill,” he asserted.
Conflict Over Sidewalk.
More than 20 persons voiced
conflicting opinions at a hearing
on a proposal to build sidewalks
along Bayfield street. Silver
oyiuig. £i5tiinaiea cosi oi uie
project is $4,737, if no retaining
walls are built. The Council took
the question under advisement.
Other appointments approved
by the Council included:
Claude O. Diffenderfer, Phila
delphia, as construction engineer
at $5,000 a year; Miss Nancy Set
right, Rochester, N. Y., as junior
planner at $4,072 a year, and Miss
Marion P. Laventure, 1601 Ar
gonne place N.W., and Miss
Patricia Ann Ritter, Chevy Chase,
as public health nurses at $3,280
a year each.
Route 5 Is 'Dangerous/
Motorists Warned
Motorists were warned today
that Route 5 from the District line
to TB, Md., is under construction
and “inclined to be dangerous.”
Stanley T. Banks, an American
Automobile Association supervisor,
said there were pot holes in the
road, machinery along the high
way and dust clouds that obscure
the approach of other vehicles. He
said similar conditions exist on
Route 301, between TB and Wal
dorf.
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NEW WAF OFFICER—Miss *Sarah McDuffie, 6105 Forty-third
street, Riverdale, Md., is congratulated on her appointment as
a first lieutenant in the Women of the Air Force, by Lt. Col.
John B. MacAfee, of First Air Force Headquarters, Mitchell
Air Force Base, N. Y.
County Studies Plans
For Service Road on
Indian Head Highway
The Prince Georges County
Commissioners had under advise
ment today a proposal for a serv
ice road parallel to and on both
sides of the dual Indian Head
highway from the District line to
Livingston road.
The proposal was made to the
commissioners yesterday oy Fred
W. Tuemmler, director of plan
ning for the Maryland-National
Capital Park and Planning Com
mission; E. L. Tarwater, chief
highway engineer of the Washing
ton area for the Federal Public
Roads Administration, and Ber
nard Glassman, president of
Glassmanor, a new housing de
velopment on the highway.
He pleaded for a commitment
from the commissioners cn county
participation ^ in actual construc
tion of the road so it would re
easier for him to obtain dedication
of the remaining right of way.
The commissioners, however, de
clined to commit themselves at
this time.
Indian Head highway was built
by the Federal Government in 1944
as a limited access road between
the District and the Naval Pow
der Plant. Lack of access roads
into the highway, a condition in
sisted upon by the Federal Gov
ernment, has hindered commercial
and residential development along
the highway, according to Mr
Tuemmler.
On another matter. Mr. Tuemm
ler disclosed that the park and
planning commission is following
a new procedure in Prince Georges
of allowing some developers to
build houses facing away from ma
jor roads.
He explained that building per
mits for such “back-door” con
struction stipulate that a wide
strip of trees, bushes and shrubs
be planted between the highway
and the back yards.
The advantages of such an ar
rangement, Mr. Tuemmler added,
are that the highway is not clut
tered with driveways and service
roads and property owners do not
have to be concerned about the
safety hazard of living along a
busy road.
The issue came up in a letter to
the commissioners from Joseph D
Grigsby of Landover, who com
plained of houses being built with
their backs to Landover road in
the new development of Kentland.
Prince Georges Lets
Contracts on Schools
Contracts for addition of 16
classrooms to three Prince Georges
County schools were awarded last
night by the county Board of Ed
ucation.
Largest contract, involving a
six-classroom addition to the
Langley Park Elementary School
at a cost of $170,500, went to W.
M. Chappell, Inc., Washington.
A six-classroom addition to the
University Park Elementary School
will be built by P. F. Dulaney,
Washington, for $153,132.
A third project, a four-class
room addition to the Ager Road
Elementary School, will be built
by the H. C. Turner Engineering
Co., Washington, for $94,700.
Thomas S. Gwynn, jr., assistant
superintendent of schools, said
work will start immediately with
completion expected abgut next
February 1. «
Neighbors Turn Builders to Give
Polio Victim Downstairs Room
When Mro. Samuel Jenkins gets
out of the hospital ir. September,
she's going to find out what nice
people her neighbors have been.
Mrs. Jenkins, 32, lives at 859
South Harrison street, in the
Columbia Heights subdivision of
Arlington County, Va. A sufferer
from polio, she has been in an
iron lung since July 6. 1950.
She gave birth on February 8,
of this year, to a little girl, Vicki,'
now 6 months old
Mrs. Jenkins now is in Ander
son Clinic. She has been ad
vised that when she leaves, %he
should occupy a ground floor bed
room to minimize strain. The
Jenkins’ home has two upstairs
bedrooms.
So Mr. Jenkins, who is chief
accountant for a movie firm here,
consulted architects and builders
and found prices for adding an
addition much too expensive for
his pocketbook, depleted by hos
pital bills. The average figure
1
for the work was around $5,000.
And the prices of the many
houses with downstairs bedrooms,
that he inspected, were much too
high.
Then the neighbors began to
enter the picture, hitting upon
building the addition to contain
the bedroom. Juotations on ma
terial were obtained. They ran
less than half the original price
of material and labor.
The neighbors decided to pro
vide the labor. Sore backs and
blistered hands resulted, but,
with architects' plane and a
building permit, they first dug
the crawl space under the house,
as required by law. It was a
big job. Now they are working on
the footings. They do most of
their work at night, after they
come home from their jobs.
There’s no question in Mr.
Jenkins’ mind—come September,
there’ll be a downstairs bedroom
for Mrs. Jenkins.
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Two More Candidates
To Seek Arlington
School Board Posts
| The names of two more pros
pective candidates for the Arling
ton School Board were announced
today by William G. Watt, chair
man of the Committee on Candi
dates of the Arlington School
Board Nominating Conference.
The conference will sponsor a
convention September 4 and 5 at
which six persons will be nomi
nated for the three vacancies on
the School Board.
The two new prospective candi
dates are Lyman M. Kelley, 50
year-old insurance man, 4906
North Sixteenth street, and Les
ter V. Johnson. 43, a consulting
engineer, of 624 South Filmore
street.
Insurance Partner.
Mr. Kelley is a partner in the
Arlington insurance and bond
ing firm of A. L. Kelley & Sons.
A native of Norfolk, he has lived
in Arlington since 1908. He is
married and has two children,
both attending the Woodlawr.
Elementary School.
Mr. Kelley is chairman of a
committee of insurance men se
lected by the Northern Virginia
Underwriters’ Association to set up
an insurance program for all
I school property in Arlington in
accordance with a Kchnnl Rna-rf
request.
Heads Engineering Firm.
Mr. Johnson is head of the en
gineering firm of Lester V. John
son Associates in - Arlington. He
is a former Army lieutenant col
onel and was chief engineer for
the Pentagon for five years.
Born in South Dakota, he came
to Arlington in 1941. He is mar
ried and has no children. Mr.
Johnson is a former president of
the Arlington Lions Club and is
chairman of the Interservice Club
Council.
Mr, Watt had previously an
nounced the names of five other
candidates He has received the
names oi 64 persons suggested to
him as possible candidates. All
are being interviewed to see if
they are willing to be nominated.
He urged individuals and or
ganizations to send additional
names to him at 1600 North High
land street, Arlington.
First Two Polio Cases
Recorded in Fairfax
The Fairfax County Health
Department has recorded its
first two polio cases this year.
The first victim was a 13-year
old Vienna boy hospitalized from
July 13 to July 25 at Gallinger
Hospital in Washington.
Dr. Fied C. Heath, county
health officer, said the case only
recently was recorded because it
was not immediately diagnosed
as polio.
The second case was reported
at Annandale, where a 10-year-old
boy was stricken last Friday. He
is being treated at Children's Hos
pital,
Maryland Candidate Files
BALTIMORE, Aug. 1 (/P).—The
first hat to be tossed into Mary
land’s 1952 election ring was
thrown last night by Stephen B.
Peddicord, perennial office seeker,
who said he would be a candidate
for the Democratic nomination to
the United States Senate.
Approval Asked
For Peace Cross
Flood Control
Sanitary Commission
Asks Senate Group
To Back Plans Funds
Senate Group Urged
fo Back Peace Cross
Flood Control Plans
The Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission has urged
ihe Senate Appropriations Com
mittee to approve a $25,000 ap
propriation for preparing plans
to alleviate the periodic flooding
of tfie Peace Cross area in Bla
densburg.
The request was made in a let
ter to Chairman McKellar yester
day. accompanied by a three-page
outline of the project’s history and
the reasons for the proposal.
A similar request was made last
week by Representative Sasscer,
Democrat, of Maryland, who re
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to approve the appropriation on
grounds of economy.
Authorized Last Year.
The Sanitary Commission point
ed out that the project was au
thorized at last year's session, but
that no formal appropriation was
made. Plans call for a $4,531,200
Federal contribution to be match
ed by $3,396,100 from State and
county authorities.
Of the latter amount, the State
Roads Commission would spend
up to $1.5 million, the Prince
Georges County commissioners
would issue a similar amount in
bonds, the Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission would issue
$500,000 in bonds, and the Mary
land National Capital Park and
Planning Commission would issue
$250,000 worth of bonds.
5-Point Project.
According to the Sanitary Com
mission, the project consists of:
1. Building levees on both sides
of the Anacostia River from points
slightly south of Bladensburg up
stream to the town of Brentwood
and Riverdale.
2. Rebuilding roads and bridges
in the area.
3. The construction of four
pumping stations to discharge any
drainage occurring behind the
levees into the river during flood
conditions.
4. Widening and straightening
the river channel.
5. Building commercial and
recreational boat basins near
Would Eliminate Damage.
This plan, the commission told
Senator McKellar, “will effectually
eliminate the damage caused by
the recurrent flooding of the Ana
costia River, enhance land values
in the area and permit the unin
terrupted flow of traffic.”
In addition, the commission
said the proposed boat basins
would increase industrial develop
ments in the area and relieve the
overcrowding of present boat fa
cilities in the Metropolitan Area,
Creation of a navigable chan
nel in the river, the commission
added, would enable firms to ship-'"
building materials into the subur
ban area by water at lower rates,
resulting in reduced costs of
building and subdivision develop
ments.
Finally, the commission stated,
the project would permit develop
ment of park plans in the area.
Housing Supplies Lost
In Falls Church Fire
Fire damaged a supplies build
ing at the North Woodley housing
project yesterday at Lee boule
vard and Graham road, Falls
Church. Kitchen cabinets, lum
ber and other materials were de
stroyed.
Falls Church and Arlington fire
men, along with companies from
Annandale and Baileys Cross
Roads, saved part of the building. *
Falls Church Fire Chief R.
Douglas Royston said the loss
may be as high as $25,000.
Free Star Movies
Playground Film
Program for Tonight
Programs presented through
the co-operation of the District,
Arlington County, Prince Georges
County. Montgomery County and
City cf Alexandria Recreation De
partments and the Film Center of
Washington.
Washington, at Dusk.
Gallinger, Twenty-second and
F streets N.W.
Takoma. Fourth and Van Buren
streets N.W.
Edgewood, Third and Evarts
streets N.E.
Rosedale, Seventeenth and Gales
street N.E.
Thomson, Twelfth and L streets
N. W.
Congress Heights, Savannah
street and Randle place S.E.
Howard, Fourth and W streets
N. W.
Happy Hollow, Eighteenth and
Kalorama road N.W.
Crummell, GaUaudet and Ken
dall streets N.E.
Lincoln. Sixth and L streets S.E.
Arlington, 8:30 p.m.
Yorktown School, Yorktown bou
levard and North Greenbrier
street. ..
Alexandria, 8:30 p.m.
(No program today—resume
tomorrow.)
Prince Georges County, 8:30 p.m.
Bradbury Heights Elementary
School, Fifty-third avenue and R
street S.E.
Montgomery County, 8:30 p.m.
Takoma Park Recreation Cen
ter, Hodges lane.
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