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: LETS TUBERCULAR SOLDIERS
DIE, 1H NO PLACE TO GO
urges of Cruel Neglect and
Want Made at Legion
feKARANAC IS "TOO IDEAL"
Diseased Ex-Service Men Are
Driven Out, Some to Go
. to Their Deaths.
Federal failure to cars properly tor
J I ... 11 J M.ma f tSfh Yfl P Will
jWrro agnln yesterday In the teU-
tnuatlon of the hearing of the
morioan Legion at City Hall.
J, Federal failure particularly to care
tor tubercular patients at Samnao
Lake, N. V, where official calloiuncwj
f the neoda and deelrea of the alck
en rosulted In many deaths that
s.' AlEtat have been averted. was toaU-
SJSfd to by Frederick T. Albright, who
oeciaroa runner uni uwuiu ouj
Lako waa admitted to fco an Ideal a put
'. !or tubercular treatment, Govern
. gnent officials tried to abandon It
.Palling in this, ho continued, becnuao
lot the protests of the ex8oldicrs who
'.refused to leave, the Government otll
clals then refuMd to admit more pa-.
illnU because they feared other men
would bo coming there by the thou
sands." 'E.Albrlefct began hla testimony by
latlnr that when the first paUcnta
, wtnt to Saranao tn the tall of MM
' v Mere were no Ooverrunenl facilities
Haere at all to care for fjhe aoldiera.
i'The men were given (1 a day ana
to care for themselves. There
no Public Uealth Sen-Ice doctor.
fhe Oovernment became dissatisfied
rlta thla because there were no
ords to ahow how the men were
b. .'SgSttlng; along, and In July, 1920, 1s-
fC; failed a statement announcing that
ifj Wie 'home sanitarium would be dla-
gwntlrrued July IS and the 2S0 men
" !jhere offered treatment elsewhere.
TUBERCULOUS VICTIMS REFUSE
TO LEAVE SARANAC.
KJf "One hundred and fifty men, how-
fever, refused to go because they con.
fsldercd , It the Government's fault
"that no records were kept. They con.
(ttldered Baxanac Lake good for them
f-',ind they didn't want to go to the
r' 'Coitus wild of Mow Mexico. Rami
them know tney were lnouroble
K-',.nd didn't want to be far from their
'St - UMUUJVSM
-f "Under the threat to scare the men
from Saranac nearly a hundred went
lo their homes and to Public Health
sBervlce hospitals In cither pUccs.
JJiiter the Government opened fifteen
contract cottages,' paying the own-
"era for the care of tbo men. Uut
ihey would not take back the men
.'Mho left and are caring only for
, those who recused to leave.
,1 'tThere are only slxty-flve patients
- peine care for by tho Government
giow at Saranac Lak", though there
are ZOO men there needing treatment.
Eome of these men, lying there sick.
,1 "Many of the men died after leav
ing Baranac and others were set back
In their cure because of worry. You
know tubercular patients should bo
Aiongni eaia ne wnt to wanina
ton last week to see what could be
done for the boys at Saranac, and
that though ho was promised action
by one doctor, another told him. bo
said, that ho "wouldn't consent to
taking these men In, because If we do
men will be coming In by the thou
sands. It'a suoh an Ideal spot."
He added that tho Government
wished to send the boys to Johnson
City, Tcnn., whero tho National Sol
diers' Home has been converted into
a tubercular hospital, but that he haa
learned there are not enough doctors
and nurses there to care for the 276
beds In the Institution.
Compensation for the boys, he cold.
Is always from one to three months
I3W000 APPROPRIATION MADE
Dr. Thomas W. Salmon, a member
of tho committee elttlng in the hear
ings, of which Cornelius W. Wlcker
flbam Is Chairman, charged that Fed
oral failure to enter Into a contract
with the State of New Tork Is de
priving the mentally 111 soldiers of
the State of proper care.
He tola of tne u.OW.ooo appropriat
ed by the State for a hospital on the
condition that the Federal uovorn-
mcnt enter Into a contract to main
tain It for the care of tbo soldiers.
"Fifteen per cent, of the insane ex-
service men are In New York," he
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iHtii. "Seven hundred and Ifty-nlne
meii I know of are being Inado
quately cared for. There are only
117 beds In supposedly laycopathlo
wards, whleh are psycooathlc only In
the name painted on tho doom. The
Public Service hasn't Npeoially trained
doctors or nurses for these men, and
though Washington has had elnce
last September to enter Into the
agreement which would give tbo mon
a fine hospital at Creedtnoor, it has
"I was told In Washington that this
plan, which wan suggested In Wash
ington and acted upon by tho New
York legislature, out of the sym
pathy it had for tlio soldiers. Is a
Wall Street profiteering plan."
"The Government Is now spending
about $2 a day for the care of these
soldiers, but In this hospital It would
cost tout about SO cents a day and the
men would be getting better treat
ment. "The only thing needed la a stroke
of the pen to make thin an actuality.
Cold neglect alone prevents It and it
will be a reproach to tho Government
and a reproach to ua If wo don't bring
It to tho attention of the proper au
thorities." Thomas D. Drown of No. t$9 fit.
John's Place, Brooklyn, a former sol
dier, who Is suffering from lack of
circulation In the feet and arms, testi
fied that he has been denied voca
tional training. He said ho has been
to four hospitals for treatment, but
each "panned the buck" to the others.
"My compensation was cut from
$90 a month tb $22.50 a month be
cause I was discharged from the hos
pital as cured," he said, "but thrco
days later I had to gq back again for
treatment. I have been in the Poly
clinic now for three months, but my
compensation has not been increased."
George La Uonce of Norwood,
N. J., who lost one eye through army
service and has betn told he is grad
ually losing his other eye, testified
iii... mimi n nit ft, liifi i i hi riii in J- j-
that he Is now getting but 1J,S0 a
"The Government claims I had the
defect before I enlisted, but I passed
all examinations for eyesight at that
time," he said.
MAN WITH NERVOU8 DISORDER
PUT WITH RAVING MANIACS.
John Cooney, who said he Is being
treated at Kox Hills for a mild men
tal disorder, declared he was being
quartered In a bed between two vio
"Saturday they put a dope fiend In
there with me," ho declared. "He
had tried to kill a guard the night
before. It was a good thing I thought
of the fire axes and had them re
moved or we might have waked up
in tho morning and found about ten
of us killed.
"They're thinking now of sending
me to Marlon, Ind., but I don't think
they ought to. It they do. my nerves
are going to get worse." He added
that he applied for compensation
nine months ago without avalL
Samuel Colham Of No. M9 Long
wood Avenue, Cincinnati, testified
that he was 111 with a nervous din-ease-
and was sent to the Hoboken
Hospital near Philadelphia.
"I wa locked up In a violent ward
June 1, 1920, but the head nurse got
me out," he said. "I loft there June
27, going to Cincinnati, and when I
complained to a Pufbllc Health Ser
vice, office I was ordered out.
"There was a Jail next to this hos
nltal and the urlsoners used to holler
over the fence that they'd rather bo
In jail for two years than in tbo hos
pital for ten days."
J a men itann oi no. zzai ssu
Street, Brooklyn, testified that though
he has a nervous disability which
makes him unfit for his duties, he
gets only $16 a month compensation
and all requests for an increase tncol
with curt refusal.
13d ward McLaughlin of No. 48 East
39th Street, Manhattan, who had
been getting, h mM, $14C a month
compensation for himself, wife ami
child, has had his compensation out
to $9.t0 a month because he took
twenty-two days treatment at Fox
"I am entitled to thirty days' treat
meut without Uils reduction," he
said, "but because I went to tho hos
pital I was transferred from tho
Vocational Training Board to 'the
War Illsk Bureau and I can't get
Tho next hearing1 will be held next
Tuesday at 2 P. M.
FOR FEDERAL JOB
Lockwood Committeeman Who
Flipflopped May Be Internal
WASHINGTON March 4. Assem
blyman Thomas A. McWhlnney, of
Nassau County, who, an Vlco Chair
man of the Lockwood Housing Com
mlttoc, first sponsored, then opposed
the resolution which would have au
thorized tho committee to probe the
savings banks and Insurance com
panies of New York, probably will be
appointed Collector of Internal Reve
nue for the Long Island-Rockland dis
trict. Republican leaders from Now York
who criticised McWhlnney when ho
nlpfloppcd from support to opposition
of tho proposal to broaden the Lock
wood Committee's powers .wcro as
tonished to learn he Is virtually slated
for tho beat Federal berth in his
county. Promoters of McWhinney's
candidacy say ho Is certain of ap
pointment. One of his strong backers
is Charles D. miles. Republican Na
tional Committeeman from Now York.
McWhinney's promoters declare ho
has been Indorsed toy "Jake" Living
e ton. Republican boss of Brooklyn and
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You Are Surely Coming to
The Bubble Book Party!
THIS Saturday it's to be in Mother Goose Hall, which has been reserved
A especially for the Party on Saturday. Last week so many of you came
that some had to stand up, and perhaps you didn't see quite all that
you wanted X.o.
But there will be plenty of room for everyone to-morrow, so if you were here last
week, come again and bring any of your friends who didn't come before. And if you
were not, here, then you'll want to know abo.ut Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill, Old King
Cole and all the others who came right out of the Bubble Bopk, while the songs were sung,
and about the jolly games they play.
Remember it's in Mother Goose Hall 7 th
floor at 11.15 A. M. and 3 o'clock P. M.
lias the support of Harry Lee. Suf
folk County leader; O. Elmer
Doughty, Nsisxu County boss and
tnat Tneoaore Koosevoit, wno is to oe
Assistant Secretary of the Navy, has
spoken in McWhinney's behalf.
Ltieut. oov. jotemiali wood, wno
comes from Long Island and In whose
nomination last fall McWhlnnev had
Hnaiiu, ja Bam in nave cnifinecrou iuc-
Whlnnoy'B candidacy. Should ho re
Ign from tho Legislature to become
internal itcvonuo collector mucn cm
bnrrassment would bo spared mom
bers of tho Lockwood Committee, who
have expressed themselves as feeling
Mowninncy should ntilt the commit
tco because ho fought and succeeded
In beating tho resolution whloh would
navo enlarged its powers.
TRIBUTE PAID TO ESCH.
dome Republicans and Democrat
Stand and Cheer nettrln Member.
WASHINGTON. March 4. The Ifoase
paid unusual tribute yesterday to Chair
man Each of the Interstate Commerce
Committee, who retires to-morrow afu.r
twenty-two rears of servlos. Rtpubll-
GJ&ua tutu uemwreis anno siooa and
enwrea ine nope rxpressea ey itoprr
sentstlve Mann (Ren.. II1. Mint iff
Rsoh be continued In another sphere of
Mr. Mann had reference to reports
mm ixxram wouia ap
point Mr. Each to membernhlD on the
interstate Commerce Commission largo
ly because of the knowledge of railway
tiiaira wjik-ii nc (iiapiayru in nciplng
frame the Tranmiortatlon Act
Our Entire Fifth Avenue Building Exchtilotty tor Women's tVror
as Low as $29.V5t
The Tricotine we use tn
our Suits at $35 is the
same quality that Is used
in most S7S suits.
Smartest Effects In the
Latest Spring Materials.
Canton Crepe Dresses
as Low as 125.00
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307 Fifth Avenue
Near 31st Srrcc, 5KS!... $29.95
By Buying Direct from the Manufacturer You .SaeeS to $10
Boy for Easter
"My l" said the boy's mother, "did you
ever see a boy who gave his clothes such
hard wear?" Boys arc like that all boys
who are live and active. So you will
appreciate the sturdy fabrics as well as the
correct style of these Easter Suits for boys,
and rejoice that two pairs of knicker
bockers come with each Suitl
In Norfolk Suits
The tmart colorings, the
well-wearing Tweeds and
Cheviots will appeal to you,
no less than the tine tailoring
that rivalf the finish of
father's grown-up Easter Suit.
Coats alpaca lined; knicker
bockers full lined. Sizes 8 to
18. Splendid values at
$16.50 to $27.50
Headquarters for the Boy Scout
Uniforms and Accessories.
j. Fourth Floor.
It's Time to Buy
Prices have been reduced, you see
so that you can now buy several
. pairs of shoes without feeling that
all yqur money is turned into leather.
Just. figure up the price-saving for
yourself that will be enough to con-
There are a number of styles of
shoes, oxfords, and pumps, in tan
calfskin, patent leather and gun
metal. Boys sizes 10 to 13 and lto6, $5.50
.Girls sizes 24 to 7 $5.75.
Misses sizes Wi to 2 $4.75
Sizes are not completo In every style.
Big girls will like these tan oxfords
with English heels and broad toes.
Sizes 2y2 to 7, $7.00.
Sweater Suits Will Be Needed
The wee tot will be needing them for the cold days that are still to come,
to keep out the biting March winds. Besides, if you buy one plenty large,
enough it will be ready for the first frosty days next Fall.
Brushed wool and knitted suits are here in a charming variety of colors
for the 2 to 6 year old. It will be worth while to buy them now, for they
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At the present time we
are sacrificing the re
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still further '
Can't we add you to
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Also Appropriate for
Special Sale Prica
New Jenej SinU 29.50
Ox'o-d SuiU 20 85
Buiella Stats 39.85
At Less Than Cost of Materials
Every woman should profit by the great reductions
and buy ore of these coats. It would even pay to
save one tor rext year. Someareappropriate for early
spring wear. Prices of coats (illustrated), left to right:
Broadcloth Coats, to? ttyllsfi, 27.50
Plush Coats, tuitJ tfjtd. 39.35
Broadcloth Coats, tarfe iliaat cellar, 24.85
Mixture Coats, ccncatlbte cellar, 18.95
Silverto'ne Coats, fur cellar, 39.85
Underwear Greatly Reduced
AD cut full and roomy.
Flinnelette Bloomers,... 88c
EknnelcHe Petticoats. .1.29
FUoiwIette Nihtfowni. 1.85
Nuntock Nifhtfowns. .1.45
Muslin Petticoats 1.65
Big end of season bargains.
Fleece Lined Underwear. 1.89
Flannelette Waists 1.98
Crepv Bloomers.... 98c
Batiste Camisoles 8tc
Mutbn Chemises .98c
House Dresses, Aprons, Negligees
Percale Mouse Dresses
and Aprons 1.49
Ginham Aprons 1.95
Gingham House Dress. .2.25
Cotton Chaliie Negbfees 1.49
Billie Buike Gingham
House Dresses 2.45
Special Salt Prica
Madras Wants.'. ,.143
Vods Waats7 1.95
Crape it Chme and
' Georgelts Wants.... S.ll
Tncolelta Waists 7.8 B
OJit eni Enli '
Crepe if Chine tad
Georgette Wants.... 8.t
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Mohair, Shepherd Plaid 4J9I
Serge Skirts.. 5.7 5 & 8.95
Chuddah Goth and
Roman Stripe Silks.. .7.91
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Wool Serge". 18.95 & 29.86
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