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Prince Georges
Voters Ballot
13 Communities
To Elect Officials;
Referenda Also Up
Voters in 13 Prince Georges
County communities go to the
polls tomorrow to elect local
officials and, in three places, de
cide referenda.
College Park, Cheverly and
Riverdale have the most spirited
Four candidates are running
for mayor of Cheverly. And
four men are after the one seat
in College Park’s new District. In
Riverdale, a write-in candidate,
kept off the ballot by a Board of
Elections ruling, is seeking to
oust the incumbent mayor.
The following list includes all
office-seekers reported up to last
night by elections supervisors.
Write-in contests could develop
in some communities, however.
College Park.
For mayor—Dr. Charles R.
For councilmen at large, (two
to be elected)— Joseph C. Long
ridge. Walter F. Mulligan, Lee C.
Prickett and George W. Senge, jr.
For the council, (one from
each district)—lst district, Mrs.
Marguerite A. Kates, Albert Vier
heller; 2d district, Carroll E. Cox;
3d district, J. W. Chesley Mack;
4th district, Joseph C. Cherry,
George E. Lauterbach. sth dis
trict Paul W. Moores, Mrs. Yo
landa F. Wood; 6th district, Eu
gene E. Appenzeller. Frank P.
Flury, Alfred E. Wachter, jr.,
Earl W. Ward.
College Park has two refer
enda. One is for voters in an
area north of the city. They
will decide whether to be an
nexed. The 4th, sth and 6th
districts will vote on a $5 an
nual tax for building a Youth
Community Center and a fire
For Mayor—Arthur B. Har
tung, Bernard E. Roache, James
C. Stanier and Lawrence A.
y a tes.
For the council (one from each
ward)—First ward, Earl J. Atz
rott; third ward, Wilbur A. John
son and Herbert C. Stumps;
sixth ward, Charles Ausmus and
John K. Dorr.
For councilmen (one from each
ward) —First ward, George J.
O’Hara; second ward, Harry A.
Styne and Walter L. Tatspaugh;
third ward. Sylvan A. Dietz and
Paul C. Marth; fourth ward.
Kenneth E. Goodger, Joseph A.
Schwartz, jr., and Warren
Mount Rainier.
For mayor—Herbert W. Reich
For councilmen (one from
each ward)—First Ward, Fred
erick J. Richardson; Second
Ward, Warren W. James; Third
Ward, Robert H. Merson; Fourth
Ward, Gurney F. Thompson.
For mayor Frederick W.
Waigand and Claude Wferren.
For councilmen (one from
each ward)—Third Ward, Rob
ert G. Fuerst; Fifth Ward, I. N.
Goodwin; Sixth Ward, Arthur
For mayor—George W. Page
and Charles Hammett.
For councilmen —First Ward,
two-year term, Francis Finch;
Second Ward, two-year term,
William P. Hickey: Second Ward,
one-year term. Clarence Powell,
Austin T. Morris and Perry W.
For treasurer—Mrs. Earl A.
Fairmont Heights.
For mayor—James A. Camp- 1
For councilmen-at-large (three
to be elected) —Clarence An
thony. Myles Cole, Mrs. Florence
Johnson and Joseph C. Mines.
For councilmen (five to be
elected) and mayor (councilman
receiving most votes acts as
mayor) Maxwell H. Black,
Lloyd E. Deans, Leonard F. Gard
ner, Donald P. Holmes, William
Jay Lowery, Matthew P. Rosch
and Harold W. Shugarts.
In a referendum on Diky 25,
residents of the upper section of
Morningside will vote on annexa
tion to Morningside proper.
Cottage City.
For town commissioner—First
ward, Vincent A. Simmel and
Olaf W. Gilmore; at large, Mar
shall Billmyer and Edward
Reformation on town charter
change. Question involves clari
fying the town’s law officers’
status and proposes to make it
plain they are policemen, not
mere bailiffs.
For mayor—Otis L. Stevens
and Josias M. Cobb.
For councilmen (four - year
term) —Ward 1. Eugene F. Baldi.
Mrs. Susanna K. Cristofane land
John C. Hillhouse: Ward 3, Leslie
R. Pennington and H. Austin
North Brentwood.
For mayor—William D. Bel
lows and Laßarre P. Thornton.
For treasurer —Mrs. Emma F.
Hawkins and Mrs. Myrtice Good
For First Ward councilman—
Harlan A. Carter.
* District Heights.
For committeeman (one to be
elected) —J. W. McNamara and
Thomas R. Entegart.
Two referenda —One would
permit the town to levy up to 15
cents per SIOO valuation to fi
nance construction of a munici
pal center; second is on creation
of a police force.
Glen Arden.
For mayor—James R. Cousins,
Jr., and Frank Kenner.
For council se%ts —Legaunt
Banks, George Barber, Raymond
Carter. Robert F. Holland,
Thomas Holland. Nathan Jones,
Charles R. Scott and Raymond
Federal Handling of State Aid
Is Costly, Fenwick Declares
Special Dispatch to Tha Star
State Senator Charles R. Fen
wick of Arlington, tonight as
sailed Federal administration of
State-aid programs as costly and
inefficient and urged that the
programs be run by the States.
Senator Fenwick, who is op
posing Thomas B. Stanley for
the Democratic nomination for
governor, said if elected he would
suggest that Congress Select sev
eral such programs and use the
State of Virginia as a pilot test
for the efficient States adminis
tration of these projects.”
He addressed a dinner meeting
of the Virginia Social Science
In the past, Senator Fenwick
4 Montgomery Areas
Elect Town Officials
At Polls Tomorrow
Four 'communities will hold
local elections in Montgomery
County tomorrow. They are Gar
rett Park, Somerset, Barnesville
and Drummond.
Garrett Park residents will
elect two councilmen to two-year
terms between 2 and 7 p.m. at
the Community Center.
Three candidates are seeking
the council seats. They are ni
cumbent Charles A. Freer and
Edward Friedman and Stanley
Woodwell, former town clerk.
Somerset Voting.
Somerset residents will vote
between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Som
erset Elementary School. Two of
four council seats are open for
two-year terms.
Candidates in Somerset include
incumbent Dr. R. E. Gibson and
David Reich, F. M. Tuney and
Jesse Weinstein. Incumbent Wil
liam Betts declined renomina
Barnesville Write-in.
Barnesville residents will file
write-in ballots between 5 and
8 p.m. at the Barnesville Lions
Hall. Incumbent committeemen
include Mark P. Jeffers, Mrs.
Cecelia Hershberger and Albert
Easter. Mr. Easter has indicated
he does not seek re-election.
Drummond also will elect its
three committeemen for one-year
terms. James B. Carry, treasurer,
and Edward W. Cashman, secre
tary, will be up for re-election.
Chairman J. William Stohlman
will not run again.
The Drummond election will
be held at Cashman’s home,
4617 Drummond avenue.
Dr. Drash Will Speak
On Virginia Health Survey
Special Dispatch to The Star
May 2.—Dr. E. C. Drash will be
principal speaker at the annual
dinner meeting of the Alber
marle Tuberculosis Association
at 6:30 pun. Friday.
He will discuss a recent survey
in Virginia as the Joint project
of the Virginia Department of
Public Health, the Virginia Tu
berculosis Association and four
other organizations.
Dr. Drash served on the steer
ing committee for the study.
He is a member of the Al
bermarle Tuberculosis Associa
tion board; professor of surgery
at the University of Virignia
Hospital School of Medicine:
chief of the thoracic surgery
department at the hospital:
thoracic surgeon for the State
health department; and con
sultant to the Veteran’s Admin
istration hospital.
Residential Division Gets
$42,360 in Cancer Drive
A total of $42,360 has been
raised by the residential division
of the District Division of the
American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Michael J. Galvin, chair
man of the residential division,
reported yesterday it probably
will receive an additional SIO,OOO
by the end of next week to pass
its quota of $45,000. The quota
for the entire campaign is $250,-
000. It has been extended until
the amount is reached.
Attending yesterday’s report
luncheon at the Hotel Washing
ton were Mrs. Richard M. Nixon,
wife of the Vice President; Mrs.
Douglas McKay, wife of the Sec
retary of the Interior, and Se
nora Cesar Gonzalez, wife of the
Ambassador of Venezuela.
Eisenhower Abolishes
His Personnel Office
President Eisenhower yesterday
abolished the White House Office
for Personnel Management and
assigned its functions to Chair
man Philip Young of the Civil
Service Commission.
The personnel office in the
Truman administration was
headed by Donald Dawson, a
special assistant to the President.
The post had not been filled by
the new administration.
The functions of the office are
to advise the President on per
sonnel problems of the entire
executive branch of the Govern
ment and to work with the Bud
get Bureau in efforts to improve
the efficiency of the Government’s
personnel-management system.
Seal Drive Workers
To Get Certificates
Certificates of merit will be
presented to 150 organizations
and individuals for their help in
1 the recent Easter Seal drive of
the Arlington Tuberculosis
Health Association in the new
Health Department Orthorpedic
building, 1800 North Edison
street. Arlington, at 8 p.m. to
morrow. Mrs. J. York Welborn,
chairman of volunteer services
for the organization will present
The group also will elect offi
cers for the coming year and see
a film, “The Inside Story.”
said, the Federal Government
has assumed many of the duties
and programs which should be
the responsibility of the States.
This has resulted because of
“lethargic local and State gov
ernments which failed to meet
the needs of the people,” the
candidate said.
Congress now appropriates
about $8 billion a year for State
aid programs, Senator Fenwick
The Federal Government must
return these programs' to the
State level where they can be
administered more efficiently, and
most important, more cheaply,
if we are to ever have any sub
stantial cut in taxes,” Senator
Fenwick said.
Montgomery Official
To Lead Discussion
On Recreation Plans
Forest Gustafson, recreation
director for Montgomery County,
will lead a panel discussion on
county recreation plans at a
meeting of the Woodside School
PTA at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in
the school auditorium, Ballard
and Georgia avenues, Silver
Spring, Md.
Others on the panel will be
Costa Leotis, principal of the
Green Acres School, and mem
bers of the Woodside child study
Other PTA meetings sched
uled this week in nearby Mary
land and Virginia are:
Columbia Park, 8 p.m.—The
regular meeting will be held in
the school at Maryland and
Seventy-fifth avenues, Columbia
Park, Md.
Parkwood, 8 p.m.—Officers will
be elected and the school band
will present a concert at the
school, Saul road and Franklin
Street, Kensington, Md.
Oakland Terrace, 8 p.m.—Dr.
James L. Prince of the Mont
gomery County Board of Educa
tion will discuss methods and
aims of teaching in elementary
schools in the school auditorium,
on Plyers Mill road, Silver
Spring, Md.
Rolling Terrace, 8 p.m.—New
officers will be installed and the
county school budget discussed
at the school, Hood and Bayfield
streets, Takoma Park, Md.
George Washington High
School, 8 p.m.—A discussion on
extra class activities will be held
in the auditorium, Mount Ver
non avenue, Alexandria, Va.
Mental Hygiene Society
Re-elects Mrs. Thurston
Mrs. John Thurston has been
re-elected president of the Mont
gomery County Mental Hygiene
Society. At the same time, Lewis
McCabe was named to serve an
other term as vice president.
Dr. Leo Kanner addressed the
society at its annual meeting
iast week. He is director of the
Johns Hopkins Hospital’s -psy
chiatric service for children.
Other officers elected include
Mrs. Leon Trainer and Mrs. Ed
ward Harding, secretaries; Dr.
Marvin Adland, treasurer, and
Miss Lily Baral, Mrs. D. Wells
Goodrich, Dr. Henry Laughlin,
Dr. George Sharpe, Mrs. S. V.
Thompson, Miss Sarah Yoder,
Ivan Asay, Mrs. Talbot Bielfeldt,
Robert S. Jones, Mrs. W. M. Kip
iinger, Mrs. Aaron B. Nadel, Mrs.
Clyde B. Wilson and the Rev.
Howard A. Wilson, directors.
Library of Congress
Will Honor Emerson
Two Library of Congress ex
hibits this month will commem
orate the 150th anniversary of
the birth of Ralph Waldo Emer
son on May 25, 1803.
Exhibit-of-the-month, which
will be on view on the first floor
of the Main Library Building,
will contain copies of some of
Emerson’s published works.
Among these is his first import
ant book, “Nature,” published in
1836; his “Oration Delivered Be
fore the Phi Beta Kappa Society
of Cambridge” in 1837, and his
“Poems,” published in 1847.
Two other Emerson exhibits,
which will be in the manuscripts
division on the third floor of the
annex, will contain three groups
of letters written by Emerson.
Alexandria Firemen
To Make Safety Drive
The Alexandria Fire Depart
ment will begin a door-to-door
safety campaign throughout the
city tomorrow.
Information to householders
will be offered concerning com
mon Are hazards found in the
home. Householders will be ad
vised that the inspection of their
, premises is not required but
will be on a voluntary basis.
Page-Jackson Graduates
May 2 (Special).—Page-Jackson
High School here will graduate
20 students the night of May 25.
Dr. T. H. Mahaffey, of the School
of Commerce of Bluefleld State
College, will deliver the address.
Prince Georges Town Voting
The following lists tells where
and when citizens will vote in
tomorrow’s Prince George*
County town elections:
College Pork—l to P p.m. First and
Second Districts, in Municipal Building.
Third and Fourth District* in Firehouse
on Old Branchville road. Fi:th and
Sixth Districts in Hollywood School.
Bladensburg—7 a.m. to 7 p.m. First
Ward in Firehouse. Sunyybrok Ward at
4100 Fifty-sixth avenue. Sunnybrook.
Fairmont Heights—7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in
Municipal Building.
Morningslde—o a.m. to io p.m. in
Town Hall.
_ Cheverly—ll a.ra. to 8 p.m. Jn the
Cheverly-Tuxedo Elementary Schott.
Kdmonston—l to 7 p.m. in the Xd
monston Elementary School.
Broyhill to Ask
Quiz on Firings
01 Career Men
Believes Ousters
Are Carried Out to
Embarrass G. O. P.
By tha Auociatad Pratt
Representative Broyhill, Re
publican of Virginia, said yester
day he will seek an investigation
to determine whether holdover
executives from the Truman ad
ministration are “deliberately
firing career Federal employes to
embarrass the Eisenhower ad
Mr. Broyhill declared President
Eisenhower’s policly in reducing
the Federal payroll is to let
normally occurring vacancies go
unfilled rather than fire long
term career people.
“Unfortunately,” he added,
“indications exist that this estab
lished policy is being deliberate
ly undermined by/" holdover ap
pointees of former President Tru
man in executive positions.
Whether such sabotage is delib
erately designed to embarrass the
President is for responsible
authorities to determine.”
Victims of Prejudice.
Mr. Broyhill said he had been
consulted about the problem by
a score or more of career work
ers, some of them with as much
as 25 and 30 years’ service.
Mentioning no names, he said:
“They are victims of what
they have reason to believe is
Fair Deal prejudice against the
new administration. Their plight
is that of loyal Government
workers without partisan polit
ical affiliation who have devoted
the greatest and most important
years of their lives to the service
of their Government and who
now suddenly find themselves
separated from their jobs with
out valid reason and in defiance
of the Eisenhower policy of re
ducing Federal employment by
retirement and resignation.”
“Something Rotten.”
Mr. Broyhill, elected to Con
gress in last November’s Repub
lican victory in normally Demo
cratic Virginia, said he would
offer a resolution within the next
few days seekiing a House in
He added:
“Most high Republican offi
cials in the Government, includ
ing those on Capitol Hill, realize
there is something rotten in
Denmark. It behooves Congress
to move immediately to ascertain
the real facts, and if they are
found to be as reported, to
promptly stop this New Deal-
Fair Deal boring from within.”
Prince Georges Democrats
Urge 2 for School Board
The Prince Georges County
Democratic Central Committee
yesterday forwarded to Gov. Mc-
Keldin the names of two Demo
crats the committee recommends
for appointment to the county
board of education.
The committee voted to ask
for the appointment of Mrs.
Joseph Yuill of Lanham and the
reappointment of J. Frank Dent
of Clinton.
If approved, they will be the
only minority members of tne
board. The Maryland General
Assembly recently increased the
board’s membership from three
to seven—five of whom will be
Martinsburg Honored
For Float in Festival
By tha Associated Pros*
The Martinsburg, W. Va., Cham
ber of Commerce float won first
place among floats in the Shen
andoah Valley division of the
grand feature parade of the
Apple Blossom Festival here last
night, officials announced today.
Second place went to the
Clarke County float and third
place to the Woodstock float. A
float from New Market received
honorable mention.
Authors to Appear
At Arlington Store
More than 30 Washington area
and out-of-town authors will
greet children, parents and
school teachers at the Children’s
Book Fair at the Kann’s store,
Arlington, tomorrow through
May 12.
Mornings, Monday through
Friday, have been set aside for
children only, when the authors
will talk to different grade levels
and escort them through the
special displays of children’s
books. The afternoons and eve
nings will be open to the public.
Dump Truck Overturns
A dump truck full of stone
went out of control yesterday
and overturned on Route 240 just
north of the Bethesda Naval Hos
pital but the driver escaped in
The truck was driven by Paul
Wright, 45. of Route 3, Beth
esda. Police said Mr. Wright told
them his brakes failed.
Fellowship to Meet
The District Christian Endeav
or Alumni Fellowship will meet
at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Greene,
1856 Upshur street N.W.
Cottage City—3 to 8 p.m. in the fire
Mount Rainier—7 a.m. to 8 p.m. First
and Second Wards in City Hall. Third
and Fourth Wards in the firehouse.
Riverdale—7 a.m. to 7 P.m. in the
Hyaltsville—9 a.m. to 9 p.m. First
Ward at 4337 Gallatin street. Second
Ward at 5600 Baltimore boulevard.
Third Ward In the Hyattsvllle Junior
Hlg School Auditorium. Fourth Ward
at 3033 Hamilton street.
Horth Brentwood —1 to 7 p.m. in
Town Hall.
District Heights—l to 10 p.m. in the
—3 to 8 p.m. in Town
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DR. BROOME HONORED—Dr. Edwin W. Broome (second from left) receives a scroll from
Attorney Roger Whiteford at ceremonies honoring him on his retirement after 36 years as
head of Montgomery County Schools. Dr. Thomas G. Pullen, jr. (left), State superintendent
of schools, and Circuit Court Judge Stedman Prescott also participated in the ceremonies.
—Star Stall Photo.
*. ;
Arlington Unit Waits
To See if County
Planners Will Quit
The Arlington County Board
is waiting to see whether the 15
members of the County Planning
Commission will resign in re
sponse to a board demand yes
If the commission members re
fuse to quit, board members said
yesterday, then a zoning commis
sion. abolished more than 20
years ago, will be re-created. The
new commission would take away
from the present commission
handling of all rezoning requests
and would make recommenda
tions to the board.
Commonwealth’s Attorney
William J. Hassan was asked yes
terday by Mrs. Leone Buchholz,
Independent, why the number of
commission members was in
creased last year from nine to
Political Question.
Mr. Hassan said that was a
political question, not a legal
matter. The increase was ap
proved by the non-partisan
group which held a majority on
the board at that time.
Mrs. Buchholz listened to a
demand by George M. Rowzee,
jr.. Republican, that the resigna
tion of the commission be re
quested. Then she heard Alvin
F. Kimel characterize Mr. Row
zee’s proposal as sad busi
ness,” and suggest instead that
the zoning commission be re
When a vote was called for,
Mrs. Buchholz said she had not
yet made up her mind, and ab
Chairman Robert A. Peck, Re
publican, sided with Mr. Rowzee.
Group Called Unwieldy.
Dr. Robert H. Detwiler, In
dependent, voted for Mr. Row
zee’s motion but only after he
was assured Mr. Kimel’s sug
gestion will be considered after
the ultimatum to the commission
expires May 15.
Mr. Rowzee said that the 15-
member commission is unwieldy.
Both he and Mr. Peck agreed
that much good work has been
done by the commission. They
said that when a new planning
or zoning body is created, they
would favor re-appointment of
some present commission mem
New System Promises
Maryland Tax Saving
Special Dispatch to The Star
BALTIMORE. May 2.—State
Controller J. Millard Tawes said
today a new records system auth
orized by the 1953 General As
sembly will save Maryland tax
payers “thousands of dollars.”
The new system was devised
by Records Engineering, Inc.,
which surveyed State recofd flies
last year. The new policies, Mr.
Tawes said, will enable the State
“to weed out one half of the total
accumulation of State records,
20 stacks of records, each stack
as high as the Empire State
Until now, the controller add
ed, “Maryland has been without
a uniform and fixed policy gov
erning the management of rec
ords. The result has been large
waste of space and filing equip
ment for the accommodation of
records, some of them necessary,
many of them of no use or
Arlington Moose Install
New Officer Panel
Edward A. Moorefield has been
installed as governor of Arling
ton Lodge No. 1315, Loyal Order
of Moose, in ceremonies con
ducted with,,
the ladi es ’ ■
chapter the
organization. W m
The lodger ;
currently is L Jggjf;
engaged in
civic work, as
sist in g Boy |
Scouts and ,
helping needy ■ „ Jjjk
Other offi
cers installed
for the com- BP Jl
ing year are:
Robert Brit- Mr - Mooreßeld.
ton. junior governor; B. E. Ham
blett, prelate; John F. Weeks,
treasurer; Elmer Haislip and
Fred Taylor, trustees; Lewis
Burke, secretary; Howard Goode,
sergeant at arms; Robert Booher,
inner guard; R. Mitchell, outer
guard, and R. Scott Wilson, past
700 Friends Honor Dr. Broome
At Montgomery High Fete
Some 700 pedagogues, pupils
and plain pals of Dr. Edwin W.
Broome assembled yesterday to
give him a straight-A report
card for the 36 years he’s
spent supervising Montgomery
County’s schools.
The testimonial to the retiring
educator was in the Richard
Montgomery High School, Rock
ville, Md.
A scroll was read formally
establishing the Edwin W.
Broome Educational Project.
Funds collected for the project
will be used to collect, edit and
publish “expressions of his think
ing and philosophy.”
Dr. N. L. Engelhardt of New
York City, consultant on school
planning, hailed the guest of
honor as a member of “the first
rank of philosophers of all
Dr. Engelhardt, a long-time
friend of Dr. Broome’s said “I
divide schol superintendents into
Arlington Residents
Protest Rezoning
Os Railway Tract
Stiff opposition among Arling
ton residents has arisen over
plans by the Washington and
Old Dominion Railroad to build
three warehouses.
The railroad seeks permission
from Arlington County Board
to have a strip of its property
adjoining the Bluemont crossing
rezoned industrial. The tract is
about 1,000 feet long, close to
the 5800 block of*Wilson boule
vard between Clarendon and
Seven Corners.
The warehouses would have a
total capacity of 200,000 square
Members of both the Stone
wall Jackson and the Dominion
Hills Citizens’ Associations this
weekend are circulating peti
tions among nearby property
The two groups have gone on
record squarely against the re
zoning of the tract, which is
now in a residential area. Al
ready, group spokesmen declare,
they have several hundred sig
natures. The warehouses would
result in a troublesome increase
of vehicular traffic on Wilson
boulevard, citizens declare.
The Arlington County Board
is expected to consider the pro
posal on May 12.
Pre-School Meetings
Set in Montgomery
Fourteen Montgomery County
schools will hold pre-school con
ferences this month for parents
of children expecting to enter
kindergarten next fall.
The schedule follows:
Tuesday, Bethesda, 9:30 to
11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.; Park
side and Parkwood.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oak
land Terrace, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the Homewood Recreation Cen
Wednesday, Sherwood, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.; Somerset, 9 to 11 a.m.
and 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Fri
day. Highland, 9 a.m. to noon
and 1 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Bradley Hills; Coles
ville, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3
p.m., and Montrose.
Thursday and Friday, Silver
Spring Intermediate, 9 to 11:30
a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Friday, Damascus, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. at the Methodist Church;
Forest Grove. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
and Woodside. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
and 1:30 to 2:30 pm.
Suitland Boy, 5, Injured
When Struck by Auto
A five-year-old boy, running
home from an ice cream truck
was hit by a car yesterday in
Suitland, Md.
Michael Howard Wheeler, son
of William Wheeler of 4321
Spring street, Suitland, was
taken to Providence Hospital
with a broken left leg and head
Pvt. Thomas A. Rogato. Acci
dent Investigation Unit, said the
driver of the car was Joseph G.
Lopes, 38, of the 4200 block of
Taylbr street. Suitland. He was
charged with reckless driving.
two classes. And we are here
this afternoon to honor the en
tire first class—Ed Broome.”
He said “Dr. Broome never
though of education as a pack
aged product to be sold over the
teacher’s desk.”
Instead, said Dr. Engelhardt,
the County school head was a
pioneer in opening up vast new
educational areas. And schools
the Nation over have imitated
his techniques, Dr. Engelhardt
Scroll Describes Project.
Dr. Thomas G. Pullen, jr.,
Maryland State superintendent
of schools, declared that Dr.
Broome’s regime has been char
acterized by “the good, the true
and the beautiful.”
Roger Whiteford, Washington
lawyer who, like Dr. Broome,
started as a school teacher in
1906, read the scroll describing
the Broome Project.
Judge Stedman Prescott intro
duced the speakers.
Montgomery Leads
In Traffic Fatalities
For 3-Month Period
A summary of traffic acci
dents in Montgomery County
during the first three months of
1953 yesterday revealed a total
of 15 traffic fatalities in the
county for the period, seven more
than the total deaths for the
same months last year.
Maryland State Police at the
same time reported that State
wide deaths for the first four
months of 1953 have soared 22
per cent over a comparable pe
riod last year. There were 183
fatalities in the State through
April this year. The 1952 total
through April was 150.
Although the Montgomery
County April breakdown for last
month will not be available until
next week, Police Chief Charles
M. Orme yesterday said two
highway deaths occurred in the
county in April.
Leads All Counties.
The State Police report, given
in detail for January, February
and March, said Montgomery
County’s total of 15 led the
counties in number of highway
The 54 deaths reported in all
counties in February represented
an all-time high for traffic fa
talities in a 28-day period. Dur
ing that month, one person was
killed every 12 hours and one in
jured every 41 minutes in the
Release of the summary co
incided with the Montgomery
County Safety Board’s launching
of a vehicle safety program—the
first of four special emphasis
programs the board will under
take this year. In pamphlets
distributed by the board and co
operating agencies, county mo
torists are urged to check on the
condition of selected trouble
spots in the average auto.
Officials Discuss Drive.
Arthur E. Miller, County Pub
lic Safety Director, said a spe
cial meeting attended by police
precinct captains, Police Chief
Orme and Police Inspector J. S.
McAuliffe was held recently to
discuss the safety drive.
“We are gravely concerned
over the increase in accidents
this year,” Mr. Miller said. In
the summary, there are besides
the fatality statistics, figures
that tabulated causes for all
accidents as well as other sig
nifleent facts on 1952’s highway
Accident causes were listed in
order of incidence. Failing to
yield right-of-way topped the
list with 432 accidents attributed
to it. Others were:
Excessive speed, 340; following
too closely, 318; improper turn,
168; driving under the influence
of alcohol. 154, and improper
passing, 154.
The nearly 33.000 automobile
iccidents in Maryland last year
were analyzed by State Police,
who found:
1. A leading cause of accidents
was the stubborn refusal of one
driver to grant the right of way
to another. Os all drivers in
volved in accidents, 4,770 were
charged with failure to yield
right of way.
2. Fast driving was the chief
cause in the most serious smash
ups—those which resulted in
3. About half the drivers in
volved in all accidents were per
sons with 11 years or more of ex
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JK 17 iSfNDAY, MAT 3. 1953
Small Increase
Is Expected in
Arlington Tax
Board Indicates Boost
But Nowhere Near
49 Cents Proposed
Arlington’s 1953 tax rate will
be higher than last year’s but
nowhere near the 49-cent boost
originally proposed. County
Board members indicated yester
The board decided to meet at
the Courthouse at 8 p.m.. May
11. to approve the budget and
set tax rates for the fiscal year
beginning July 1.
An interim budget committee
recommended to the board
changes in the $17.1 million
budget that would permit re
tention of present tax rates.
Board members received the
report but would not comment
officially. The committee citi
zens was headed by Earnest J.
Holcomb. t
Tag Boost Opposed.
One of the committee’s rec
ommendations was that the
present county auto license fee
of about $5 be increased to $lO.
Board members yesterday re
peated a position they had ex
pressed previously, that they op
pose changing this fee, at least
while its legality is being chal
Attorney John Locke Green
has appealed to the State Su
preme Court an Arlington Cir
cuit Court decision upholding
validity of the auto tag ordi
The committee recommended
a $700,000 cut in the school
i budget. Among the suggestions
was a teacher salary increase of
SIOO instead of SSOO, as proposed
by the School Board.
Two board members predicted
yesterday that the budget when
approved will permit a salary in
crease "closer to SIOO than $500.”
Positions Questioned.
The SSOO increase, if approved,
would go to teachers not now
receiving the maximum of $5,000
for bachelor’s degree holders or
$5,300 for those with a master’s
Cost of the SSOO increase has
been estimated by Supt. T. Ed
ward Rutter at $375,000. This
amount would be in addition to
$155,000 set up in the proposed
budget to meet normal yearly
salary increases.
Board members said they have
not yet made up their minds
about retaining three positions
which some citizens have sug
gested might be eliminated. They
are: director of civil defense,
executive assistant to the Public
Utilities Commission, and direc
tor of public safety.
Action Due by May 15.
The committee recommended
that the executive assistant po
sition be abolished, and that civil
defense functions be transferred
to the public safety department.
The County Board must take
final action on the budget by
midnight, May 15.
Present tax rates are $2.81 per
SIOO of property valuation on
real estate, and $3.10 on personal
Part of the new .revenue re
quired will be met through taxes
on about $lO million in assessed
valuation added during the past
year. Total assessed valuation
now is estimated at $283,403,028.
Some additional revenue will
come from State and Federal
Legion Unit Awards
Nursing Scholarships
Voiture Locale No. 265. 40 and
8, of Southern Maryland, last
night presented scholarships to
two Maryland girls so they can
take nurses training.
Winners of the scholarships
were Miss June Cole of Gam
brills, Md.. and Miss Jane Flem
ing of Laurel, Md. Miss Cole was
nominated for the scholarship by
Fort Meade Post No. 111, Ameri
can Legion, and Miss Fleming by
Laurel Post 60. American Legion.
County Nursing Homes
To Hold Open House
Montgomery County Nursing
Homes will hold an open house
today from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
under the sponsorship of the re
cently organized Nursing Homes
The public is invited to inspect
these facilities, under State and
county supervision for the care
of the convalescent and aged.
Grace Men's Club to Elect
The Men’s Club of Grace Epis
copal Church, Silver Spring, will
elect officers at 8 p.m. tomorrow
in the parish hall, 9301 Georgia
Dr. Beall Starts
His 61st Year
As Physician
By tha Auociatad Pratt
—Dr. Ira Washington Beall, at
85, perhaps Maryland’s oldest
active physician, starts his 61st
year of practice tomorrow.
He will be in his office Mon
day, keeping the same hours he
has maintained for years.
Monday night. Mrs. Beall—
they were married 54 years ago
last December—is giving him a
dinner party.
Erect and jaunty. Dr. Beall
hasn’t had to resort to eye
glasses and he says his hearing
is better than normal.
It was on May 3. 1893. that Dr.
Beall got his medical degree
from the old Baltimore College
of Physicians and Surgeons. He
was bora and reared in this
Frederick County community.

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