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'ANN ~i GHP68. TO T1 HEIMEd
Firmer Superinten nt Do sKwss Lak of Moey Handi caps Efficioy. EFEN3 HIS INCUMBENCY MssS5$1,500 As Minina Salary for AN D. C. Grade Teachers. Fiesting of a bond issue to obtal fnbde sufficient to erect the number e himdigs necessary to accomme . a the overflow of students in the riet public schools is recom mauded by Ernest I. Thurston, for mer superlntendent of schools, in his annual report for the fiscal year end ,tg June 0 lasti. Bond Issues of such nature. Thurs tes declares, are not unusual, as throughout the United States the aaleipal governments and boards of edueaties have realised that this Is the best means of raising funds for Immediate school needs. He declares be sees no reason why such a project i not advisable in Washington. "I favor the larger control by the of Education of Its funds. will admit of that flexibility neessary to meet emergencies. to smake adjustments and to conduct worth while experiments," the former supertatendent states. He declares bond issues are now common through out the country and successful. Referring to the , needs of the schisevrs the former superintendent spedks several times of methods of rasaing money. In one part he de clares he favors a regular school tax. which will be separate from other taxes. coRMS REmR TAPE. Such a tax. her declares, will assures the scbool system of a certain income and will aid greatly in increasing the efficiency of the system. He scores the red tape necessary to obtain funds for school needs. The report of Mr. Thurston is near ly 100 pages long. It dwells upon various school matters and touches bere and there on the events which led to the Board of Education's de cision not to re-elect him as superin tendsat of schools. Defending himself from charges that he made an unprofessional move ,bsa he brought the recent school fight before the public, Mr. Thurston declares "I simply took the step which my professional self-respect demand ed, a step which was in line with the protection of any superintendent." To school employes, the public in general and certain members of the school board. Mr. Thurston expresses his sincere thanks for their co-opera tion, declaring that without their help he could not have accomplishbd many of the progressive movements made in the schools. Mr. Thurston expresses regret in leaving the school system. "Natural -ly, he says, "I feel the strain of severing my connections with the public schools, after more than twen ty-six years' serviese. No man could have put his life Into the work as completely as I have done during this period without feeling the part ing that has now come." The first twelve pages of the re port are taken up by the former /su perintendent in reviewing his six and-one-half years' record us head of the schools. He points to the 'junior high schools, platoon school. tuber cular school, and scores of other changes in the system which have taken place at his instigation. "Dariug the years of my super intendency the schools have been active and progressive, the force has been alert and professional," the re port states. "There has been more ptofessional developments in the work and organisation of the system than l. any preoedlng period. URGES WIDER POWER. "While the war and appropriations have limited us in the extension of much that~ we desire, the foundation for further advance has been laid. "I have no doubt that when the last sIx years can be seen in proper per spective they will be round to have been the most progressive years in the history of the school systerm." The forhner superintendent Is in sistent that wider powel's be given the school board ; that2 that body have the power to make adjustments ia. the school 'system wIthout first going to. the Congress of the United States, and that some means be pro vided whereby the school board may have a'general fun4 to meet unusual situations. A minimum salary of 31,500 for grae school teachers i. among the reubendations. Mr. Thuraton also deeb'e himself In favor of establish Jug Ugore uniform saiaries for teachers diag the same work. Mr. T'hurston's report either favors ge reeemmende: That the superintendent have five or sin assistants or associates. among whom heoean divide his work and that grade principals be relieved of the task of teaching classes. That a business officer, with an in reased clerical force, be provided to handle the mlltons of dollre expended oa 4heola each year. That the community centers be 0 Ca.u..ur For On. Truck Auto treeks cost a goad deal of money. No concern o4 its to itrek. Into the lion of prs drivers. Inch was ease "Auths & ('o., Irlor 14t 5streets N. W. ogthey want a good . ver, tthey wanted a rell abl one with references. In ester a such amaa ~~~am~al~j one you r 4 0 . 1SUE Ti ym v. OL -O CAVAAUM, C. . C. preeMet A Neb Dam. Uui w .eedi, wE a soas further developed, providip,. how ever, that school authorities keep a closer watch than in the past on the activities of that branch of the schools. He recommends this stricter supervision to prevent serious ques tions or criticism of the body's ac tivities. That the superintendent be relieved of some of his work and that he be tree to devote the greater part of his time to matters purely educational. That a department of measure rnents, research and statistics be es tablished in the schools. This will make it possible for school officia.sa to determine beyond a doubt whether exp.riraents conducted in the schools ire successful. Thurston says. That there be a uniform time foe attendance and disnmissal in the high sch.els. That new schools be erected near the Powell. Johnson, H. D. Cooke and Eaton schools. That a new building be erected in Cleveland Park ane Woodley Park region. He states that the erection of a building near Con necticut avenue bridge should be con sidered. That additions be made to Business rad McKinley High schools. That another high school be built north of Florida avenue. While it is not stated In the report. Mr. Thurs ton. it is believed, has the Eekingtol rection in mind as a location for the new high school. That an additional high school be erected for colored students. PLANNING COMMISSION. That a commission comprising the superintendent of schools, several other school officers and a represen tative of the engineer department of the District be formed: this commis sion to study the building situation, recommend types and sites for asw buildings. This commission should also 16ok into the future and prepare a program which wall meet the school needs as enrollment increases. That more playground space be prnvided in the schools That the Child Labor Office be en larged. That a board of teachers exami sers, comprised of well-paid experts. be named, members of this board to have no other work in the schools. Theft tegehers, janitors and engi neers get increased pay. That 20 class room buildings with gymnasiums and assembly balls be erected in the future, instead of 4. B and 16-room, buildings. RED CROSS HYGIENIC CLASS 01915 FRIDAY The District of Columbia Chapter of the American Red Cross will begin its winter instruction in home hy giene and care of the sick at Eastern High School at 7:30 o'clock Friday, October 8. All those who desire to register should apply to Mr. Charles Hart. principal of the school. ('lasses in home hygiene, care of the igick and dietetics are now in prog ress at the teaching center. 16 Jack son place, northwest. Registration for these' (lasses can be made with Miss 1nes L. Cadel, D). C. Chapter. American Rled Cross. telephone Main 1910. CLASS II BRICKLAYING. A class in brick laying wll be one of the feat:ures of the course of attzdy to be offered at the night school be ginning tomorrow evening at the Car dosa Vocational School (eeheegi), cor ner of First and I streets msthwest. The only expense connedted With the course is the COSt of toolasead mnate rials. Tuition is free. 'TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Louis. Albers, 1340 Rhode Island Avenue, who has boe awarded seod prise In The Washing ton ITmes' eelor eonteust, She asbeen paralysed since infaaey. INSE MT NEO CAWNMRS Ostestivus Shoot at Prisoner's Comp aon- Women's lame on Articles. Lieutenant Dremormaa and Detec tive Livingstga, of the Seoead Pre cinct. arrested Percy Jacksonu. a ne gro. of 1102 Shepherd Court. and Bred several abets at his companion, why flied, La Shepherd Court early this morning. They reported that they fotad in Jackson's possession a num ber of fur ceats and dresses worth several thousand dellare. Whether these coath are part of a number valued at approximately $30, 000, which were stolen from the fur store of William Resendorf. 1213 U street northwest, early yesterday moratsg, is being Investigated by the pollee. A large suspietoss looking package which was being carried by Jackson led to his arrest, and when opened It was found that It contained furs and dresses. He will be quzestionedi today by Detective J. E. Keck. one of the headquarters men assigned to the fur robbery case. anad is expected to explain how the coats and dresses came into his possession. According to police of the Second precinct, several of the coats bore the names of Washington women, and had moth balls in the pockets, whih leads officers to believe that they were stolen from storage. Jack son said he was employed at the People's Department Store, Eighth and Pensapyivania avenue southeast. Detectives are baffled as to the identity of the five white men who entered Rosendorf's establishment, by removing a pane of glass from the front window and looting the window and front part of the store, followed by a running gun lght with Charles R. Bowes, a special policeman, living at 331 Eighth street northeast, who responded to the ringing 'of the bur glar alarm In a nearby private detec tiver headquarters, as they made third "getaway." All cities and small towns between Washington and Philadelphia have been notified to arrest any suspicious looking men in a large touring car. Headquarters Detectives Keck, C. H. Bradley and Patrick O'Brien were as signed to the case early yesterday morning, and spent the day and pa't of last night searching for clups which would lead ,9 thoeaTesof te guilty parties. Clifford Grant, chief of deteates. declared this morning that it was his f belief the- men who committed the robbery were strangers here, but that they had some "inside dope" on the furs kept in stock at the Rosendorf establishment. "They are evidently part of a ring of fur thieves that have New York, Philadelphia. Pittsburg and other large cities," Inspector Grant said. When last seen, the give men were going north on Twelfth street in the large automobile. Detective Keck said be believed they were bound for Baltimore -or Philadelphia. "It would have taken them about two hours and a half to drive from here to Philadelpha," Keck said. "and bad they decided upon this course, they could have arrived there before the city awoke." The local police hope that several arreetts In New York city on Thurs, day of the men connected with fur thefts, believed to be members of a nation-wide gang, will throw some light on the robbery here. LIKES TESPRE AND SEEKSANOTHER Louise AMers, 12, Anxious to Land First Place in Color Contest.' She Is just a little girl. And she wants to kno*, little girl like, If she can have another. LUttle Louise Alberta. of 1840 Rhode Island avenue northwest, won the ascond prise of S5 in the color con test being conducted by The Wash ington Times, and now she writes the editor to know if she can have another. Just one more. She wants to wIn the first pWise, too. The judges of the coatest admit it's awfully hard to deny a little girl who has been a paralytic for twelve years am little Louise has, anything in the world she wantS, and they hope Louis will win Airst priae in her next contest. Her letter follows: "Dar Editor: ets "H e nd the colored avrie ment for this week's contest. Iywa happy to gst your money for the see. ond prime, but I want to win the first prse ,too. "Hoping It will bring the first prime, I am gratefully yours. "LOUISE ALBERS." WOMEN BOWLERS TO MET ALL CHALLENGRS Members of the teams composing the Washington Ladies' Duck Pin League say that they are ready to meet all on-comers. Their organisation meeting was held Priday night at the city post ofiee. The InItial match will take place Oc tober 11 on the postof flee alleys. Officers elected Priday night: Miss lisabeth Rawling.. preeident ; Mis. 0. Lubach, vie presIdent ; Miss A. Callo way. eseretary-treasurter, and J. B. aer, offneial aseer. The teams forming the league are: Federal Trade, George K. Oyster. Wash tgtem Ter'mtal, War Ri.k Dureas of Magravtag and Prtattag, Interstate Can me -smem Peciteea, UMo n Ci. re lveyn n.... SCM001 Saet staties Wa~gsu -was dretagth . years Zanry ha. r r L Wsreet erawvst. "Cagn swrd t oshae. 1 s Women Dec Phrases F Drive AgG 'Not a straight Jacket." "Ballots not bullets." 'Changing swords to plowshares." Sound like a trio of titles for somse latest movie melodrama. don't - they? But they're not. They're nothing more complicated pr more simple than the titles by which the women of the League of Nations Association have designated the various articles of the League, and by which they will refer to them in their six weeks' speaking campaign in the District, Maryland and Virginia. The campaign will get under way Monday at noon with the first of a series of "soap box" speeches to be given in one of the Washingtton parks, and Tuesday evening there wilt be a mass meeting at the Mount Vernon Church. While the speakers for. the various programs have not been assigned. it is stated by mem bers of the association that some of the most prominent 'women . in the District. Mar~giand and Virginia have agreed to take the stump for the League. PLAN II EDUCATIONAL. In giving to the varIous articles of the peace treaty simple namem, the women believe they have hit upon an educational plan which will make many friends for the League. "We want the women to know just what the League stands for." said Mrs. Clara Sears Taylor. chairman of the speakers' committee. "And after they know what they're voting for. we want them to vote their own con victions. We feel, however, that only a small per cent of the women really know what the League stands for, and we are going to try to explain to them as woman to woman every article in the treaty." Twenty-three speeches will be madia from the street corners of Washing ton, each speech being devoted to the explantion of one article of the treat'. To meSUncT AnTICLE X, The widely-discussed article No. 10 has been designated quite simply by the women of the association as 'Heart of the World." and they prom ise to explain just why they seliecteud that title many times during the eqm ing compalgn. The women, according to Mrs. Tay er, have studiert the league from a vewpoint of parents. labor, of busI ness and the professions and will en deavor to reach all classes in their speeches. $4hould negotiations now pending with the officer of public buildings and grounds he favorably acted upon. the out-of-door speeches will be made in the various parks around the city. Should such permission be refused, all of the speech.. will be made ia the White Lot, baek of the White hlouse. In arranging the program. the speakers have endeavored to fix the hurs s that every perga. ia Wa L FUNl i was a t M th e , Bug2, 31.1 Bee Diry Duris 60 post farai "ry &swy d son with olby. larry red " at 1518 if rise Snappy :r Soapbox rinst League ington may hear the speeches. In or der to reach the Government clerks. speeches will be made in the parks at the noon lunch hour and at 4:20 o'clock-closing time-in the after noon. Among the prominent women who form the speakers committee, and will speak not only in Washington, but in Maryland and Virginia, are: Mrs. Taylor. Mrs. J. Frank Wilson, of Kensington, Md.: Mrs. Randolph D. Hopkins, Miss Nora Huffman, Mrs. J. Littleton Lake. Mrs. George A. Iticker. Mrs. W. S. Smith, Mrs. Frank S. Perry. and Mrs. E. P. Costigan. Arrangements for a series of mass meetings are being made by Mrs. Costigan and Mrs. Ricker, and the sfreet speaking arrangements are in the hands of Miss Nora Huffman and Mrs. Lake. Plans for presenting speakers at every club meeting in the District are being made by Mrs. F. S. Perry. and Mrs. R. D. Hopkins is preparing to get the League of Nations before women ia factories, stores, schools and churches. Mrs. J. F. Wilson iu in charge of plans for the trip of the flying sQuadron through Maryland and Mrs, W. S. Smith in Virginia. CAR MNRETIRED AFTER 35 YER C. T. Butcher, Veteran Motor man, Receives Pension and Thanks of Company. Rletirement of C. T. Dlutcher. for thirty-five years a motorman on the Mt. Pleasant street car line, was an nounced today by the pension board at the Washington Railway and Electric Company. The retire.nent is effective i4eptember J. Mr. Ilutcher will reeive a pension allowance of $40.031 a month. Mr. flutcher entered the company's service in 1l5. driving a horse' car. WVheni the company chietrifled its railway system Mr. lButcher was taught the operation of the new cars and continued in his work. Most of his work was done on the Mt. Pleasant line. Mr. Jiutcher Is well known in Wash ington. The' railway company. in A letter, has sent him word of its ap preciation of hI. services and wish ing him a long life, healtn and hap pi ness. lauring his service with the conm pany he was a member of the elief IwURUE UDUT|YDOM Clayton says Commission Fad ed to' D Whst Expected By Congres. Taking the Puldie Utilities Cos mnission to tas for its faUit'e to arry out the work Congres Latded Rt should. Willianm K. Clarta. speak ing last might Were the Federation of Clitno.' a--Wnus deselred It should be abolished. "Rather than have conditions con tinue I would urge that this body be dismeatianbe" mid Mr. Claytoa. "During its existence It has dae practically mething but regaiste rate. Congress intended It should regulate everything sse oeuceraing a utility, but this the commission has failed to do." Mr. Clatton declared the commis sion never had turned down a re quest of a utility co.ngaay for. an increase in rates. H. told maembers of the federation that "No utility had yet been called to account" for failing to obey the regulateenb of the commission. RICGVLATION5 1NOBU1. After this statement a delegation interrupted Mr. Clayton to inquire whether the utilities had, during the comzmission's existence, violated any regulation. "Yes. numbers of them," answered Mr. Clayton. "The commission made a ruling that every person should have seven square feet of space to occupy in a street ear. This reguiation and others have been laughed at. The companies have openly admitted they have violated numerous regulations. Yet, what has been done about it' "About all this commission is do ing is regulating rates. How high would street car, gas, and gioctric rates be if Congress were regulating them? If the commission can do no better In the future than In the past, then I recommend that the Congress of the United States regulate the utill ties In the District." FAVORS RAILWAY UU3mma. Mr. Clayton also declared that the time has come for a merger of the two street railway companies in the Die trict. He stated he had assurance that a merger bill would be introduced at the next session of Congress. The federation last night passed a resolution approving free text books for high school students. A commit. tee INtl SOnd ye pe ties the bis trict re, Homedof Ednca tion a Congress to see that free books be provided is the high schools. William - B. Westlake. president of the federation, was instructed to ap point a committee of Afteen men to atury the cost of living in Washing ton and to make reports on certain commodities, giving in these reports) opinions as to what the committee believes to be a fair price. Coal, milk and bread probably will be the first commodities to be Investi gated. TO RE U WEGHT Federal employee who find it neces sary or desirable to reduce surplus rotundity around the equator which they have accumulated by sedentary pursuits, are invited to visit the Horseshoe courts, Virginia avenue and D street northwest any week day at noon. The courts are in charge of the Transportation and Telegraph branch of the Zone Finance office. which has formed a horseshoe pitching asso ciation with T. F. Powell. officer in charge, as president. The horseshoes fly every day at noon. The offices of the chief of finance and the transporttion and telegraph have formed teams as follows: Finance teams-First, R. . Kiloeber and Captain Jones; Second, Colonel Morey and Captain Htalia; Third. Cap tain Gralund and Captain Poster; Fourth. Mtajor McLarren and Captain Harden. Transportation and Telegraph teams-First. Captain Powell and F. Ia Reas.; Second, K. J1. Dufficy and A. D. McClellan; Third, A. A. Hussey and D. L. Quald; Fourth, W. 3. Hayghe and W. J. Wright. the Mt. Phesant lime of the Wauhlagtem Railw and Dee trie Comapany. empa today anmnaned Mr. Buteher has eenretredwith a pension, fenwing thirty-By, yea,, ein s. BY THE OL, GUT 3, O0W. -s et CO&w ~dhm 01 wbe he.e. ml ~ M 0. C. ICE CROP TO BE BUMPR Two New Factories Going Up, and Storage Plants Will Be Enlarged. Washington need not fear another ice famine. ice manufacturers declare. Installation of additional ice-making machinery will suffice to supply all the needs of the city during next summer. With the announcement that the Washington ice Manufacturing Com pany intends to erect a $150,000 fac tory on a site in Twenty-third street, between M and N streets northwest, George H. Moore, vice president of the company, declares that other con erns already are making plans to in crease their storage capacity. Washington manufacturers have a storage capacity for about 75,000 tons of ice at present and before the ad vent of another season this will be increased to lt least 200,00 tons. 5MOBTAGE RXUWS NOW. Washington is feeling the effects of e. first ice famine of the season now Mr. Moore declared, the last week having made more demands on manufacturers than can be filled. The daily output at. present is about 1.200 tons, not sufficient to meet all the needs for business and home con sumption. While retail prices have increased slightly. ice is selling cheaper in Washington today than it is in New York. Philadelphia. Baltimore and many other cities, says Moote. Announcement that the American Ice Manufacturing Company, one of the largest in the city, intends to es tablish a new factory was made to day, the permit having been received only a few days age. The specifca tions call for an output of 200 tons daily. TO 3 READY IN APRIL. Excavation for the building will commeneo in another week. it is said. and the company expects to have the maebinery Installed by April 1. next, which would make possible the manu facture of ice before summer. "Many people have an erroneous Idea about the noise of an ice fac tory." said Moore. "The noise is hardly noticed and there will be no annoyance from it. Ice making ma chinery has been Installed in most modern hotels and apartment houses, without bringing tor-th complaint. Dangers from the fumes of amnmenia are so remote that no one need have any fear from that source." SITU IS UIs'IGRICAL, The site of the existing plant of the American lce Manufacturing Cjom Dany, at 3327 K atreest, In Georgetown on the water front. is one of the most interesting In the oity. It Is in one of those old buldIngs that fig red 'In the early bistory of Georeg twn and is mald to have been visIted by George Washington and Martha WashingtOn on many trips from Mount Vernen. The site as bears the distinotion of being a reel "tanAmark" among the Ie raaufacturing plants of the cIty. About forty years ago the. first plate ice plant over established in the United Statee was instafled in the old building. A Season FwraTM bNrk&, Va. via Petesma River and Chpek Bay Modern Palace Steamera "NOR THL AND" "SOUT H LAND" "MIDL AND" Dette st 6:36 p. in., Tla St. Whart so. City Ttekst Ol~es, Ill 18th K. no. Weediworiding. N0RF0LK & WASINCTON STEANDOAT CO. RSTOR S S TEACERS IIMEETOCTO Annial Convention of EsIesmpe Institute Will Be Held at St. Alan's Church. Sunday School teachers from all the Episcopal churches in the District of Columbia and from Montgomery. Prince George's. Charles, and St. Mary's counties, Md.. will meet at at. Alban's Church on October 20 for the annual Sunday School Inutitute con vention. This conventlon Is held un der the auspices of the board of re ligious education of the Episcopal Church. The Institute was founded twenty five years ago by Bishop Satterles to Increase interest in religious educa tion and to improve the efficiency of Sunday School teachers. * Episeopal churchmen and laymen throughout the United States are I generally agreed that the work of the institute during the part twiraty five years has brought the diocese of IWashington, so far as the Sunday schools are concerned, to the highest point of efficiency of any diocese In the country. Bishop Harding is president of the instittte. and ('anon W I. De Vries, of the National Episcopal Cathedral of 8. Peter and Paul. at Mt. St. Alban. is executive officer. Arrangements for the convention are being carried out with the assistance of the Rev. C. T. Warner. of St. Alban's Church. A large attendance is expected at . the convention, which will bold morn ing, afternoon, and night sessions., At the morning session of October 20 the principal speaker will be Bishop Gallor, of Tennessee. and other speakers will be the Rev. Rev. Edwin R. Carter, of Hampton, Vs.. as well as Mrs. John Loman. a noted Sunday. school teacher of Philadedlphla. The principal address at the cnnt vention will be delivered by Dr. Will lam Byron Forbush. of Ncw York, who will speak on the play life of the child and'the place of play life in Chris tian training and religious eduaetion. Pr. Forbush. who will address him self especially to young parents, be gan work for young people twenty five years ago by organszing in Rhode Island a boys' club known as the Knights of King Arthur. in which there have since been enrollel more than 125.000 members. Dr. Forbush also led in a movenent to form a federation club for b 'ya known as "street boys." which has attained a membership of 200.000. He is presi dent of the Child Institute of America. IMMIGRANT LIST HUGE. Ships arriving at New York from European ports brought 193,745 pas sengers during July. August and Sep tember, according to figures made public' by Commissioni'r of Immigra tion Caminetti yesterday. The vast majority were Italisan. Greek and other Mediterranean Immigrants. PEARLS Queen I.a $8.50 Peel or wreak 1ew String !Pre SEABRIDGE GREGG'S MILK Honor in Business, Quality in Products, Strength in Finance, Efficiency in Service. 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