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Sought for Bill On 10th District Would Let Candidates For Congress Enter July 15 Primary By Alex IL Preston Star Staff Correspondent RICHMOND. Mar. 7.—Gov. Battle was expected to deliver a plea to the General Assembly to day to add an emergency clause on redistricting legislation, al ready passed, so candidates for Congress may run in the July 15 primaries. It probably will be the last re districting action of any kind that the 1952 General Assembly will be asked to take before ad journment tomorrow night Two hills making only token reapportionment of representa tion in the State Senate and House of Delegates were killed in committee last night But a determined bloc of legis lators who fought the congres sional redistricting bill of State Senator Charles R. Fenwick of Arlington was holding out against an emergency clause. All the group needed do was prevent a four-fifth vote for the emergency amendment in either house. Agreed to Amendments. The Fenwick bill passed the House of Delegates, 67 to 26, Wednesday, and the Senate yes terday agreed to House amend ments by a vote of 24 to 13. Should the opponents, consist ing of legislators from the 2d District, the Republicans and a few others, .muster sufficient strength in either house to carry out their plan, another possible solution may be used as a last resort. Legislation has been drafted to make it possible for a candidate file this year between the time the new congressional districts would be created late in June and the July 15 primary. This bill would require only a simple ma jority vote for passage. Wanted It for Norfolk. Second District legislators were opposed to the Fenwick bill prin cipally because it places the State’s new 10th congressional district in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax. They wanted it for the Norfolk area. Gov. Battle was asked at a press conference if he had any misgiv ings about the constitutionality of the Fenwick bill. Opponents had argued its pop ulation disparity of about 113,000 between the largest and smallest districts failed to meet a constitu tional requirement for equal dis tribution of population as nearly as practicable. “Represents Earnest Effort.” ”1 think,” Gov. Battle said, “the bill that passed represents an earnest effort on the part of the members of the General Assembly to solve a very difficult situation. In my judgment it does comply with the Constitution.” Declaring it would be: “highly desirable to have an emergency clause” the Governor said he would have “something to my." to the Assembly about the redistrict lng biQ this afternoon. Further indication of the priority given the legislation was shown by special treatment of the bill Itself.! As soon as the Senate agreed: to House amendments, the bill was rushed by State police airplane to a Baltimore printer who has the contract to do the State’s printing. Back by Afternoon. The printed bills, in a form to bl placed on the Governor’s desk, were back in Richmond early in the afternoon. The legislation to reapportion General Assembly districts was killed last night by the House Privileges and Elections Commit tee. At the same time, the committee refused to act on a resolution by Delegates George Cochran of Staunton and Hale Collins of Allegheny calling for a subsequent session of the Assembly to take up the reapportionment question. The Senate had passed two re apportionment bills which merely changed Powhatan County from one senatorial district to another and from one House district to another. nib Killed Last Night. Both the Benate end Boose Privileges end Elections Commit tees killed reapportionment bills carrying out extensive changes recommended bye study commis sion more nearly in line with population shifts indicated by the 1950 census. The House Commit tee killed the bills last night. This action came after Delegate Edwin Lynch of Fairfax and Falls Church, presented a plea that some equitable plan be enacted. Mr. Lynch presented maps and charts to show that his district, with a population of 106,000, is the largest in the State. There are some House districts with only 14,000 population. Davis Feted Against Bills. Furthermore, the Fairfax Dele gate argued, the senatorial dis trict of John A. K. Donovan, em bracing Fairfax, Falls Church, Alexandria and Prince William, contains about 190,000 Inhabitants, also the State’s largest. By contrast, Halifax County, with a population of 41,000, has one Senatjor and two Delegates. Roy B. Davis, chairman of the House Privileges and Elections Committee Is one of those dele gates. Mr. Davis headed the redis tricting commission which recom mended the reapportionment in line with population changes, but yesterday he voted against a favor able report at any of the bills. RADIO—COMICS—TELEVISION GENERAL NEWS Planting to Replace Fraternity Hazing At College Park Fraternity pledges at the Uni- versity of Maryland will assist the Citizens’ Association of College Park in a tree-planting and clean up campaign tomorrow in a pro gram designed to replace “hazing” with “help.” Volunteer workers with trucks will collect trash and bottles placed at the curb by property owners. Pledges also will collect debris from the street. Twenty-five to 40 men are expected to assist in the trash collection, while another 15 will help with the tree planting. A similar program two years ago ! resulted in the planting of 125 : trees and the removal of 14 truck loads of trash. Capital Transit Cites Losses in Operation Os Maryland Routes Sy o Staff Correipondmt of Tim Star BALTIMORE, Mar. 7. The Capital Transit Co. is increasingly losing money on its Maryland Op erations. the Maryland Public SCervice Commission was in formed today in testimony by Robert S. Harvey, the company’s vice president and controller. The company is seeking commission approval for curtailment of scone service. Mr. Harvey testified that for the calendar year 1951 the company showed a net operating loss of $469,732 on its regular route bus operations in Maryland. He ex plained that operating revenues totaled $1,020,545, while operating expenses reached $1,327,806. The company has experienced greater financial loss in Maryland since it put in evidence figures for the year ending October 31, 1951. The October figures showed a net operating loss, of $469,396. Wage Increase Noted. Mr. Harvey pointed out to the commission that the increase in wages given the company’s or ganized workers July 1 is a big factor in higher operating penses. The company plans to offer its witnesses for cross-examination and citizens’ groups are expected to have their representatives on hand. These groups have suggested that the company maintain serv ice to the Prince Georges County Hospital. The company made application for rerouting the 0-6 Montgomery Busline, splitting service so that some trips would operate over the Old Georgetown road. The Alta Vista line now serves that area, but the company has peti tioned to abolish zones 3 and 4 on that route. Re-Routing Considered. Re-routing of the B-6 Cheverly busline into the Prince Georges County Hospital ii now under con sideration to replace service being given by the present H-6-8 com munity line, which rum between College Park and Landover Hills and Kent Village, The company seeks to abandon the H-6-8 line. The revised program would give the hospital %-hour service in non-rush hours mid better than that during rush hours. Today’s hearing is a resumption of that originally planned for Feb ruary 6. It was postponed indefi nitely so that a series of closed conferences could be held between company spokesmen, citizens of the areas affected ahd People’s Counsel Joseph Allen. Montgomery Safely Unit Calls for Aofo Inspections An immediate return to com pulsory inspection of automobiles at private garages in Maryland was urged last night by the Mont gomery County Safety Board at a meeting in Rockville. The board pointed out that the State commissioner of motor ve hicles has authority to order the safety inspections under a system which was discarded during the war. State authorities were asked to restore the prewar method pend ing adoption of a long-range plan for inspections in State-owned and operated garages. The Maryland Traffic Safety Commission, with headquarters in Baltimore, is drawing up a plan for State-ggmed inspection sta tions tor submission to the xiext session at the General Assembly. mirlMHli H ppm VIRGINIA’S NEW DISTRICTS—Gov. Battle, seated, looks at a map showing the new congressional districts established by the General Assembly. The new 16th District Includes Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria and Falls Church, which formerly were in the tth District Delegate J. Maynard Magrader, left and State Senator Charles K. Fenwick, both es Arlington, point out the new boundaries Bill to Validate Arlington Bonds Back in Senate ; Aims to Lift Doubt 1 Os Issues Because of \ U.S. Employes on Board ] By a Staff Correspondent of The Star • RICHMOND, Mar: 7.—The State ] Senate today will receive a House- 1 amended bill to validate bond 1 issues by the Arlington County Board. < A suit challenging the qualifi- : cations of Government employes to serve on the board now is pend ing in court and has cast a legal < shadow of doubt over the recently : authorized bond issues for schools and other purposes. The bill, introduced by Senator Charles R. Fenwiok of Arlington, < already has passed the Senate. It i was strengthened by amend- 1 ments from Delegates J. Mayhard Magruedr and George Damin, also of Arlington, before it was passed by the House yesterday. The bill now goes back to the Senate. The suit is against Alan L. Dean, but also may affect the right of two other Government employes, Daniel Dugan and Robert Cox, to serve on the board. For this rea son, bonding attorneys have ex pressed opinion that recent board actions involving bond Issues may be invalid. Gist of Fenwick Measure. The Fenwick bill would have made their actions legal, re gardless of the outcome of the suit. Both branches rushed through large calendars afid passed bills in rapid order. Among bills fi nally passed by the House and sent to the Governor were these: By Senator John A. K. Dono van of Fairfax, authorizing the supervisors to refund trailer park taxes collected under a 1950 law which the State Supreme Court since has declared unconstitu tional. . A Donovan bIU permitting the Fairfax supervisors to establish a department of real estate assess ments. A Donovan bill authorizing the Fairfax supervisors to appoint a county attorney and to correct the law relating to the authority of police in that county (this com bines provisions of an earlier bill which was withdrawn). Boulevard Name Change. A Fenwick bill changing the name of Lee boulevard in Arling ton and Fairfax to “Arlington boulevard,” so as to avoid con fusion with Lee highway. By Robert F. Baldwin of Norfolk setting a flat $lO license fee for passenger automobile plates to re place the present fees based on weights. By Senator Mosby G. Perrow of Lynchburg, to permit the State Division of Motor Vehicles to sell local city or county auto tags in those localities where a branch ; office is maintained. In Arlington, for instance, motorists now buy State tags one place and county tags at another. A Fenwick bill to prohibit mem bers of the Arlington County Board from interfering with the hiring or discharge 6f employes not directly under its control. A bill by Senator Harry F. Byrd, jr., of Winchester, amending the | charter of the town of Edinburg s 6 as to change the method of 1 electing the mayor and town council. A Donovan-Fenwick bill per mitting investigations by the De partment of Welfare and Institu tions to be dispensed with in cer tain adoption cases. Judgment Dockets File. A. Donovan-Fenwick bill allow ing court clerks to keep a card file of judgment dockets instead of maintaining a bound volume of these records. A Donovan bill permitting re funds to policement from the Fairfax county retirement system after 1, 195 L. A Fenwick bill creating medical scholarships for pre-medical stu i dents at Virginia Military Insti tute. to be repaid by service in rural areas or mental hospitals after graduation. A Fenwick bill requiring State Board of Education to establish rules under which localities may enter into permanent contracts with teachers rather than em , ploying teachers on a year-to . year bails. Wi* JEtoening jSfgf WASHINGTON, D. G, -FRIDAY, MARCH 7, ISSB Georgetown Club Wins Silver Bowl at Garden Show By James Birckfield A Washington garden dub that was organized only a few months ago is the proud possessor today of a Star silver bowl for one of the best gardens in the garden club section of the National Capi tal Flower and Garden Show. The award, along with three others donated by The Star, was presented yesterday to Mr* Gros venor Chapman, president of the New Scotland Garden Club of Georgetown, by Mrs. Rudolph Max Kauffmann, a vice chairaiaii of the Awards Committee of the gar den dub section of the show. W. H. Youngman, The Star’s gar den editor, assisted in the award presentations. The New, Scotland Club, given the historic name of a section of Georgetown, was organized four months ago. This, naturally, was the first time it had entered com petitions. . • ? Its penthouse garden, consisting of spring flowers and flowering shrubs with a fountain as a back ground, was made primarily from materials grown by members. 500 Wait at Boon. The awards were given shortly before the huge show whs opened by Mrs. Charles F. Brennan, wife of the Secretary of AgfieultmO. A crowd estimated, at more than 500 had backed up awaiting the opening of the Armory doors. On the inside of the Armory a paradise of spring blooms greeted early visitors. This is the second time the show has been held in Washington. Other awards donated by The Star, and presented by Mrs. TCanffmarm and Mr. Youngman, were to the Perennial Garden Tomorrow's Schedule For Flower Show 10 am.—Show opens. 1 pm.—Presentation of The Evening Star award for the most meritorious garden m the professional section. 1 pm.—Luncheon by Trow el Club for guest exhibitors for the day, Mrs. Robert Ash and Mrs. Thomas H. Glaggett of Bluefleld, W. Va., and visit ing judges. Club, for its outdoor living room; Mrs. P. G. Nutting of the Garden Club of Chevy Chase, D. C., for her terrarium, and to the Bethes da Community Garden Club, for its shady window garden. An additional Star award for the most meritorious professional garden in the show is to be pre sented Saturday. Granville Gude, show chairman, will make the award. An award donated by the Times-Herald for toe best flower arrangement in the garden club section went to Mrs. Charles Gro ver of the Silver Spring Garden Club for her interpretation of “Union Station.” , Book Guides Judges. In one arrangement class at yesterday’s opening, even the judges were stumped and had to call for Gray’s Botany. This class . called for flowers in each arrange ment to be relative material, all of one plant family. It was won by Mrs. Grant Boss of the Perennial Garden Club, who had seven plants from the same family. The first, second and third ; prizes in the garden club section are as follows: Buds and blossoms, table set ting for mother and daughter tea —Mrs. Joseph W. Stanley, Peren nial Gard Club, first; Mrs. James ’ N. O’Neil, Belle Haven Club, sec ond, and Mrs. John 8. Middaugh, ; third. Free hanging wall arrangements of ivy and red geraniums—Mrs. F. J. Eden, Town and Country i Club, first; Mrs. Ludwell Hutchi- Montgomery Recreation Plans Hit Snag in Armory Lot Dispute Montgomery County’s plan to take over, recreation facilities there from the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission has hit a snag because of the armory lot controversy, it was learned today. This was one of two squabbles in which the commission, shy of funds for recreation and anxious to shed its responsibility, found itself. In Prince Georges County, indignant citisens planned to pro test that county’s handling of the transfer. In the Montgomery controversy, Richard L. Green, vice chairman of the commission, said a pro gram similar to that , carried on last year will bepbumed for this summer. The Maryland Assembly last year provided for the two agencies —the county and the commission —to negotiate the transfer. Last May. the County Council author ized setting up a county recrea tion department. 1 Facilities Create Problem. But the problem of transfer was complicated by the fact that the program is to use commission owned facilities. The commission feels that the county should make proper arrangement for maintain ing these facilities before the transfer is effected. The Silver Spring armory lot— deed to the county by the can mission—is the center of a suit seeking to block its sale as a private parking lot. The Prince Georges controversy revolves around protests of the Recreation Advisory Council, re presenting 300 civie groups, about the way county commissioners are handling the transfer. As the wrangling continued, the Park and Planning Commission took another look in its strongbox to see if it could continue to sup port Jhc recreation program there. Group to Demand Recognition. The advisory group feds it was ignored when the county commis sioners a few weeks ago asked School Bupt William 8. Schmidt jßam : ’'Hhß :3|K. ■■■• * s||| 1 , ‘ r p | Mrs. Grosvenor Chapman (left), president of the New Scotland Garden Club, reoetves The Evening Star Trophy from Mrs. Rudolph Max Kauffmann, wife of The Star's vice president. W. H. Youngman* Star garden editor, looks on. i ‘ w| i , 1 - ■■»] <(_ HmMm I ''*s The display of the Chevy Chase (Md.) Garden Club is admired by two garden show visitors, MfjlkNieaians Gaync# Ooft) and MayPonald Ham,, —Star Staff Photos. son, Middleburg (Vs.) Club, sec ond. and Mrs. Harold Parsons. Ar lington Neighborhood Club, third. Console table of pussy willows and red anemones—Mrs. Elmer Bunting, Chevy Chase (Md.) club, first; Mrs. Albert A. Matters, Sil ver Spring, second. Occasional table arrangements —Mrs. N. H. Ranck, Belle Haven club, first; Mrs. Richard Mattingly, Forest Hills club, second, and Mrs. Paul M. Segal, Rock Creek club, third. Mantle arrangements of small flowers and driftwood—Mrs. Hugh Cary, Arlington Neighborhood club, first; Mrs. L. L. van Piper, Rock ville Community club, second, and Mrs. Frederick A. Reuter, third. Flowering alder branches for a chest—Mrs. Claude Cook, Ken wood club, first; Mrs. Willard Fur low, Kenwood club, second, and Mrs. Hugh Cary, Arlington Neigh borhood club, third. to prepare a budget which would finance an eight-week summer schedule under his direction. The group plans to express its disapproval in a resolution de manding recognition. The council feels the commissioners should ap propriate funds this year to re store recreation as fc county func tion. Its members oppose adminis tration by either school authorities or the planning eomnfiasfon. Planning Commission Chairman Robert M. Watkins said last (fight that his group probably . would reach a conclusion today on whether it can continue a recrea tion program for Prince Georges chfldren if no funds are provided in the oounty budget. —..a,.-. , ~ ’ Arlington Rklge Group Hits Housing Authority The Arlington Ridge Civic Asso ciation last night voted to oppose creation of a public housing au thority for Arlington Countar. Harrison Mann, who introduced the resolution against public bous ing, declared: “An attempt to foist public housing on Arlington Is being made on the theory that it will not cost the taxpayer anything. Its advocates deliberately ignore the tremendous revenue lees from property taken off of the tax rolls to accommodate this housing, plus the cost of additional public serv ices not the least of which would be the added burden on our al ready overcrowded schools.” . The Arlington County Board Is considering creation of a public housing authority to redevelop areas of substandard housing. Mr. Mann said “the propaganda of the public housers would lead the stranger to believe that Arling ton has miles of slum tenements. Fortunately the citizens of Arling ton can look around for them selves.” Simple occasional table arrange ments—Mrs. Albert Goergen, Bev erly Hills club, first; Mrs. J. K. Barley, Arlington Neighborhood club, second, and Mrs. Michael F. Keogh, Perennial club, third. Large niches, Union Station— Mrs. Charles Grover, Silver Spring club, first; Mrs. Charles Shannon, Hoe *n Hope club, second, and Mrs. Crosby Boyd, Trowel club, third. Large niches, the Capitol—Mrs. Charming Bolton, Fairfax Garden Club, first; Mrs. James E. Wissler, Wesley Heights and Spring Valley Club, second, and Mrs. Alice Gor don Murdock. Trowel club, third. Medium niche*, Relative Ma terials—Mrs. Grant Boss, Peren nial club, first; Mrs. Arthur Ring land, Kenwood club, second, and Mfs. Frank L. Ball, Arlington Neighborhood club, third. Medium niches, the Monument Eisenhower Club Elects Freeman in Arlington Harlan E. Freeman, of 1558 North Sixteenth street, Arlington, has been elected chairman of the county’s new Eisenhower-for- President Club. Others elected at the organiza tional meeting jn the Radio Build ing are: vice chairman, Mrs. J. B. Hudnall, 4664 South Thirty-sixth street, Falrlington; secretary, Mrs. Kenneth Brooks, 4787 Wil liamsburg boulevard, and treas urer Kenneth Brooks. — 1 : s THIS SUNDATS BEST READING Sunday j&faf TAFT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE—Nobody is working herder at gutting (he Repablican nomination than Senator Robert A Taft es Ohio. The Editorial Section's leader stodies his campaign techniques end his chances in O story from New Hampshire, ee the spot where the Senator meets hi* first big test next Tuesday. NEW LOOK IN PLAYGROUNDS—Kids nowadays play a let mere scientifically then they used te when Grandfather was e boy. lut few es them covert in such on ultramodern layout as has been built by the fathers of children at the Parfcside School in Silver Spring. The story es this youngsters’ paradise is told in words and pictures ie The Star Pictorial Magazine. RATTLE OF THE IRONCLADS Ninety years age Senday, the Monitor end Merrimac made navel history at Hampton Ronds. Edward Boykin lets the reader figure eat far himself who wee, bat ha provides a vivid re-creatioe es the precedent-shattering engagement, against the tease heckgroend es the Civil War days ie winch it was fought. Reed about it ie the Editorial Section. THE TRUTH ABOUT TEEN-AGERS—Hew much k there te ell the toft oboat teen-age crime, immorality and dopa addiction? This Week maga zine presents tfce first es Jtwo installments by a pair es writers who have collected the facts. Their finding* ere holitered by the commondotioo es Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman of the United Stelae Joint Chiefs es Staff, whose constant dtefings with n cross section es the conn try's young soldiers hove mode him an authority ee youth problems. WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE SOCIAL SECURITY DEDUCTIONS?—Star Staff Writer Francis F. Daaglos tcßi bow the Govsvnorant keeps track of oil tke weekly QBd monthly driblets of contributtoits towovd oM~opa pensions which workers across tho coootry ore bonap defected from their pay checks. The article appears io Tho Star Pictorial Moposioo. HOW TOUGH AKE YOU?—Maybe yoa doa't kaow it, bat Loooard A. Paris says yoo're pro tty taaph* Ha writes Ibil the haasaa body ie as roppod as aa Army took, aad ha has collected aa amaxinp series of stories to LL You. — im ff—J U TWia Waal u -~~ pwvg mi pHffn* ■96 win vwv vmmm in inw iypm ipiu^tiaiu*. FOR YOUR REST READING EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK ORDER THE EVENING AND SUNDAY STAR. HOME DELIVERY, SUS A MONTH. (NIGHT FINAL EDITION, 10 CENTS ADDITIONAL) PHONE STERLING 9000. WASHiy*fIUNM/ICIIIWr * ' v OBITUARIES—FINANCE —Mrs. Nathaniel Kenney, Gibson Island Garden Club, first; Mrs. Charles Bittinger, Georgetown club, second, and Mrs. Raymond Taylor, Arlington Neighborhood club, third. Small niches, Spring Overnight —Mrs. Francis Turner, Middleburg Garden Club, first; Mrs. M. A. Cogar. second, and Mrs. Nettie Mae Burgess, third. Judges for the arrangements were Mrs. Jeffries Chewning, Fredericksburg, Va.; Mrs. Charles F. Peace, Beverna Park, Md.; Mrs. Eugene CornweU, Fredericksburg; Mrs. Lewis Pendleton, Cuckoo, Va.; Mrs. Joseph Lovering, Philadel phia, and Mrs. H. H. Marable, Baltimore. Garden judges in the club sec tion were Marvin C. Ross, Balti more; Meade Palmer, Warrenton, Va.; Alfred Geiffert, jr., New York, and Christian F. Hagcmann, Alex andria. Montgomery Librarian Honored by Club Mrs. Louise Ferguson, assistant director of Montgomery County libraries, was honored by the Montgomery Blair High School Library Club at a banquet last night In the Kennedy-Warren Apartments. Mrs. Ferguson helped found the school’s library. Mrs. Gladys Young, chairman ol the Maryland High School Library Club association, and 12 Montgomery Blair faculty were initiated into the club. Donohue Given Area Backing to Form Council Top Local Officials Name Commissioner To Formulate Policy By Crosby S. Noyes District Commissioner F. Joseph Donobue entered upon his new duties today as temporary chair man of a proposed area-wide council of top-level government The council, proposed at a meet ing of District and suburban lead ers held yesterday in the May flower Hotel, is aimed at tackling some of the problems of the Wash ington Metropolitan Area in a co operative effort. As originator of the idea. Com missioner Donohue was handed the assignment of formulating the rules and policies of the council. He indicated that his first step will be to appoint a representative committee to help him In the job. ‘ The Idea of toe council was indorsed by the area leaders as a long-overdue move In the direc tion of better co-ordination. In addition to work on a policy and planning level, it was suggested that top-level co-ordination might also help in such fields as public transportation, health welfare, public safety and public works projects. It was indicated that the function of the council would be merely advisory. ' D. C. Officers Surprised. The formal steps toward setting up the council came as a surprise to District officials. Speaking for the Commissioners, Mr. Donohue said it was not his intention to ask any one at the meeting “to commit himself to any program or any plan.” He suggested that the county and city heads consider his suggestions and write him their views. Other speakers, however, called for more concrete steps. The pro posal for appointing Commissioner Donohue as temporary chairman of the still-unnamed council came from Mrs. Kathryn J. Lawlor of I the Montgomery County Council. Outlining his proposal. Com missioner Donohue said it was his I hope to "set up a permanent or ganization united at toe highest I administrative or political level,” I to meet at stated intervals to dis- I cuss mutual problems. He pointed out that rapid growth of the city I S? J&*S togton wwlwe that “«ur I thinking must go beyond the I limits of the plstriot of Columbia, even though our jurisdiction must remain within the present 69 square mile area.” Because oLihe character of Washington i capital of the United States, he !• said, “in no area of the world I should there be a greater com- J munity of interest" Robinson Cites Co-operation. t Brig. Gen. Bernard L. Robin son. District Engineer Commis sioner, listed the fields in which : area co-operation has helped to solve mutual problems on a staff , level and, pointed out what he called certain areas of conflict, j He cited the work of the In terstate Commission on the Poto ; mac River Basin as an outstand ; ing example of co-operative effort . in the field of pollution control , and spoke optimistically of the ultimate solution of the area’s . sewage disposal problem. • Mayor Franklin Backus of Alex , andria set the tone of nearby gov . eminent speakers by ftnnmmHng ’ that “Arlington will co-operate in any plan which may evolve from this meeting." Recent joint ef forts between different commu nities in Virginia, he said have “shown that we are willing to co . operate among ourselves in such ' matters as fire and police protec r tion, sewage disposal and civil ! defense.” The meeting called by 1 the District Commissioners, he . said, was “the sort of meeting we ( should have had some time ago.” L Transportation Stressed. Robert W. Cox, chairman of the i Arlington County Board, stressed 1 the need of co-operation in han- I dling transportation problems. The i proposed council,'he said, should “study the metropolitan problems as a whole first and then spread out Into special areas” such as health, welfare and transportation. G. Wallace Carper, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Su pervisors, predicted that a lot of good will come out of the proposed council and pledged toe co-opera tion of his group. Similar vstatements were made 'ey Mayor Charles E. Kellogg of Falls Church .and Col. Lathrop Smith of the Montgomery County Council. The proposed council. Col. Smith said, was “so utterly logical that I wonder that the idek has been delayed so long.” As the only representative at the meeting from Prince Georges County, Fred Tuemmier, county director of planning, raised the possibility of setting up a metro politan commission to handle the problems of financing public works on an area-wide basis. He sug gested that such a commission might be empowered to Issue bonds or receive tax funds to carry out its plans. Mr. Tuemmier urged the meet ing to take concrete steps to “get the idea of co-ordination out of the discussion and into the action stage.” As one of two women board members present at toe meeting, Mrs. Stella B. Werner of the Montgomery County Council pointed to the need of greater co-ordination in the control of bus traffic and the hospitalization es indigents and aged. She also suggested that the proposed coun cil could go further than the Poto mac River Commission in the mat ter at pollution control.