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Virginia ■ 1 ■BMMHW—HI* , 1 * I ....4-.,.. k Y'.' 1 , .••^•^— —— I *»■ SB II MMHMHMMMMI M, wK B®g|| «« *«,«». a»»' V. i JUST ANOTHER CORNERSTONE As workmen, (left background), place the cornerstone of the new addi tion to Arlington Court House, Mary Elizabeth Bellamy, six-month-old - daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bellamy, takes a nap. She snoozes ' on mother’s shoulder as her father, who works in the county manager’s office, stands close by.—Star Staff Photo. Kaul Accuses Board Colleagues Os Secret Talks Before Meetings By JOHN BARRON Star Staff Writar Ralph Kaul yesterday angrily accused his fellow Arlington County Board members of en dangering the public by con ferring privately before open meetings. . His charge immediately brought down upon him a hail of counter-denunciation and bared the deep conflict between Mr. Kaul and his colleague. Herbert Brown.g Referring to informal, bi monthly sessions which board members say are conducted so they can study and exchange ideas about issues they have to decide, Mr. Kaul declared: “The temptation and ten dency to decide things behind closed doors becomes very strong. The danger in the fu ture is very great The action of our governing body, regard less of who the members are. should be a matter of contlnu- Kaul Threatens Probe Os Lundberg Actions Arlington County Board i Member Ralph Kaul yesterday : said he may propose an investi gation of the administration of > County Manager A. T. Lund- i berg. He made the statement after i he and Mr. Lundberg clashed I publicly as the controversy about Police Sergt. ’Russell 1 Runyon flared again. 1 Angry exchanges occurred i after Mr. Lundberg warned board members not to go too < far in discussing the assign- 1 ment of Sergt. -Runyon, who 1 last week was transferred from > k'foot beat to a patrol of pub lie parks. 1 .’He referred to a Virginia 1 statute which subjects board 1 Aembers to removal from of- 1 fice if they attempt to inter- < sere with assignment of county 1 personnel. "The county board could at ! any time have an investigation 1 -made of the efficiency of the * administration of the county,” Mr. Kaul countered. > "The county board has the 1 —' —■ ■■ * ...... J Falls Church Man 1 Heads Palsy Drive Laurence M. Proctor, of 212 North Cherry street, Falls Church, Va„ an investment broker, has been named cam paign chairman of northern Virginia’s cerebral palsy fund drive. The 1981 campaign—with a goal set at 130,000—will be conducted on a door-to-door, basis throughout the area on January 22. Proceeds will be used to sup port the Northern Virginia cerebral palsy center at 111 North Cherry stretet. Falls Church. According to campaign offi cials, thia center is the only one in the northern part of the State where pre-school children can receive the train ing and therapy necessary for their rehabilitation. Fairfax College tflans Approved ’ Charlottesville, va.. Jan. 14 (AP). Preliminary plans for George Mason Col lege in Fairfax County were approved today by the build ings and ground committee of the University of Virginia’s board of visitors. The plans now go. to the State art commission and State architect. George Mason will be the first of the new two-year com munity colleges constructed as a planned unit on a new cam pus in Virginia. The university will make the plans public after final ap -proval by the Governor. - THE SUNDAY STAR Was*i«gtoa, 0. C„ Jimt! IS, 1961 Ing, open public scrutiny. I think these meetings are wrong in principle and very dangerous to the public.” Defends Action Visibly angered, Mr. Brown said: “I find these meetings a necessary part of my work. We spend hours and hours of drudgery pouring over commer cial studies, zoning requests and other matters in order to inform ourselves. “It is like asking someone to study for an examination. If you have any brains, you study. Four members of the County Board are doing their best to keep themselves informed.” He added, with the concur rence of Independent Earnest Wilt: “Any implication that we rig votes is completely out rageous." The major dispute arose over a relatively minor matter, ap- responslbility for Investigating into your efficiency.** Mr. Kaul later said that if the county manager does not submit a satisfactory report about the status of the Runyon assignment, “I will propose an investigation.” However, other board mem bers indicated they do not favor such an investigation now. As Mr. Runyon's attorney, Oren Lewis, Jr. started to bring the Runyon issue before the board, Mr. Lundberg inter rupted. “If it involves the operation or activities of a county em ploye, such a discussion is not properly before the board and can jeopardize the position of any county board member,” he said. “I’ve been in the county many years and I've never heard a county manager threaten the county board. It’s disgraceful,” Mr. Lewis declared. “I take exception to that statement. It was proper to ad vise the board of an existing statute. I didn't draw up the statute. Any Interpretation that it was a threat is false,” Mr. Lundberg retorted. Board members yesterday directed Mr. Lundberg to re port in April on the status of the new park squad. ' ’ M * ! You, too, can advance with STRAYER specialized training You will be ready to step up into that "job with a future" when opportunity knocks if you have taken advantage'of specialized instruction during evening hours —by study ing modern business principles. You may choose from several carefully planned courses at Strayer that lead either to an Associate in Arts degree in Financial Administration, Accountancy (C.P.A. prep aration) and Secretarial Administration. ASSOCIATE DEGREE COURSIS Accounting Principles Income To« Accounting, Intermediate Effective Speaking Accounting. Advanced Office Monogement Auditing, I, II Peal Estate Appraising Business low I, 11. 11l Peat Estate Fundamentals Corporate Finance Report Writing for Cost Accounting I, II Accountants C. P A. Problems •> / Write, telephone or visit the college office for » additional information. * IjS 1 stu Yin junior causa Os FINANS SOI TNHMMh SMM, H.W. NA. 8-1748 I pointment of members to some citizens advisory committees. After the board ignored sev eral requests by Mr. Kaul, including one that appoint ments be deferred to obtain more citizen recommendations, he Interrupted proceedings to say: “May I ask whether the majority of the Arlington County Board met in private session and detided the ap pointment?” Chairman Leo Umanske re plied: “You may ask. I have no answer." Silence ensued. But a few minutes later, when reporters questioned the board, other members supported Mr. Brown. Alluding to a tumultuous secret meeting in December, 1959. at which a board member selected appointees, Mr. Wilt asked Mr. Kaul: “Did you ever attend a pri vate caucus in a private home about school board appointees?" Talks ‘Held Needed* Mr. Kaul answered, “Yes,> I did. But I have not partici pated In a regular Friday night meeting at someone’s house to consider the agenda of the Arlington County Board.” Mr. Brown retorted: “Yes, you have. You regularly ar ranged meetings at your home when you were chairman of the board.” Mr. Kaul replied that the meetings were not regular ones. Chairman Urbanske said he thinks it necessary to talk to colleagues and citizens at every opportunity so he can gather information with which to make decisions. He asserted all decisions are made publicly. Newly elected board member Thomas Richards said: “To make Intelligent decisions, a member must spend hours of what often is drudgery in mas tering facts and Issues involved. Failure to do so Is a disservice to the community. But it is axiomatic that all of us are opposed to making decisions privately. ...” Admits Conflicts However, noting that the issue of private conferences is a basic one between him and Mr. Brown, Mr. Kaul said: “It was perfectly apparent that the board members had decided whom to appoint. May be commitments were made. I don’t know.” Mr. Wilt declared that he sees no impropriety in board members conferring informally with each other, receiving calls from citizens, and exchanging Information about issues to be resolved officially. Fairfax to Hire Expert To Help Fill School Job The Fairfax School Board will employ a personnel Expert to sift through applications for the job of superintendent of schools. The board, in a statement yesterday, said it wanted a pro fessional man "Skilled in per sonnel recruitment" who would compile data on all prospective candidates. Information on all applicants will then be presented to the board, which must make the final decision. by May, the statement said. The board released the pre viously prepared statement after an hour-and-a-half closed meeting at which it discussed election of a man to replace Superintendent W. T, Woodson, who is retiring in June. Last week the board said it intended to ask the board of supervisors for authority to employ a management consult ant firm to aid it in making the selection. Estimated cost was $4,000 to $7400. That plan was shelved when supervisors objected. Instead, the supervisors voted Wednes day to permit expenditure of a “minimum amount of money” for a personnel expert. The board's statement yester day said last week’s decision statement r ' Ir Xi Yr ch /A f/ ■** fIBBRF - ’ ‘ Bgas clothesW Rm 4*y er 1 W -I fl 'n ■ ■ ■fl I ::.,x f “7, W Bfl x j BBtaa*,. 0 '** A natural gas dries clothes sparkling I bright...the fastest, most economical way! r I n I I 0 No clothes baskets to lug, no wintry winds or storms 1 to ruin your wash. Toss away your clothespins and pin w your hopes on an automatic gas dryer. Naturally clean . . . naturally economical... because it’s natural gas! 8 outstanding values at your gas appliance dealer or gas company hkd been “misinterpreted in some quarters as an evasion of responsibility an(l an improper delegation of the school board’s authority.” Such interpretations “are completely inconsistent with the stated intent” of the board, the statement said. The personnel specialist will gather data on all applicants and prepare a brief resume on each for presentation to the board, Chairman Theodore S. Heriot said. The board, he said, does not yet know how much the per sonnel specialist will cost. Mr. Heriot said a number of applications had been re ceived, but that the board would get in touch with others whom it thinks might be qual ified and Interested in the job. Earlier, the board began studying the $31.1 million school budget presented by Mr. Woodson last week. A public hearing on the budget, $5.3 million more than this year's, will be held February 2. Rotterdam 2d Port Rotterdam is Holland's sec ond largest city and the world’s second largest port. . NEW GROUP College Unit To Be Headed By Darden Dr. Colgate W. Darden, jr.. farmer Governor of Virginia, will head a group which will set goals for higher 'education in the South. Gov. Ellington of Tennessee, chairman of,the Southern Re gional Education Board, yes terday announced Dr. Darden’s appointment as chairman of the newly-created Commission on Goals for Higher Education in the South. The group is charged with setting educational goals for the next two decades and rec ommending ways of attaining the long-range objectives. Other members of the com mission include Marlon B. Fol som, former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, and Ralph McGill, columnist for The Star and other news papers. Virginian Named CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 14 (AP).—Arthur C. Greene, jr., of the University of Virginia staff has been named assistant executive sec retary «m the Virginia High School League. Mr. Greene will be in charge of dramatic, forensic and liter ary activities of the league. Fairfax Opens New Hospital The $6 million Fairfax Hos pital was formally dedicated yesterday with an Army color guard, the Army Band and local officials participating. The ceremonies proceeded a public tour of the five-story building and included remarks from Circuit Court Judge Harry L. Carrico, long a supporter of the hospital. Congratulatory messages were received from President Eisenhower, and Rep resentative Broyhill, Republi can of Virginia. Guests were welcomed by Franklin P. lams, hospital ad ministrator. Some 300 guests also heard remarks from Don ald E. Ball, president of the hospital association, and Mrs. Euan G. Davis of the Fairfax Hospital and Health Center Commission. Judge Carrico gave credit to county supervisors, volunteer workers and private citizens for completion of the 300-bed hos pital. Toll-Free Is Tradition NEW YORK.—Freedom from tolls, taxes, or Impost for inland waterways and harbors in the United States has been the law since the Northwest Ordinance Board Raises Taxi Fares ■?. In Arlington The price of a taxi ride in Arlington is going up. The County Board yesterday approved rate increases which will raise the fare of the aver age ride in the county about 20 cents. However, the board warned that in return for the increase it will insist that cab owners provide better equipment and service. The new rates, which ap proximate those of other northern Virginia jurisdictions, will be 35 cents for the first half-mile and 10 cents for each additional one-fourth mile. Former rates were 35 cents for the first one-third mile and 10 cents for each additional one-third mile. The new rates will be man datory for all taxis. Parolees Screened LOS ANGELES. —California is screening its 28,000 prison inmates and parolees to esti mate their probably success in staying out of prison if re leased. Low-risk prisoners are put' in work camps where psychologists try to .prepare them for freedom.