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Wilson, Roosevelt, McAdoo and Gibbons
Join in Appeal for War Fund Drive
President Sends Letter
F r o m Own Type?
writer to Speed Cam?
paign Opening To?
Broadway To Be Street
of Country Carnival
Shows While Period
of War Giving Is On
President Wilson, Colonel Roosevelt
?Vnd Cardinal Gibbons gave a rousing
Send-off yesterday to the greatest wel
fare drive ever undertaken when they
joined in wishes of success to the
1 nited War Work campaign for SITO.r
600,000; which gets under way to-mor?
"The whole plan of the United War
V'ork campaign is inspiring and Ib
fciost emphatically in the interest of the
nation and of ail the lands with which
V-e arc associated in these- momentous
?Jay?," wrote the President in a letter
to Dr. John R. Mott, director general
of the. campaign.
The President expressed his disap?
pointment at not being able, because
of the delicate diplomatic situation, to
speak in person for the drive, but he
left no doubt that he is heart and eoul
hack of the plan, which will provide
comforts and amusements for Amer?
ica's tighten? as long as the war last?
v snd in the long, idle months of the
tjierlod of demobilization..
Mr. Wilson's letter
President Wilson'? letter? typewritten
by himself, follows;
"The White House.
"Washington, November 8. 1918,
?My Dear Dr. Mott.
"1 am sure Hie people throughout
the country will understand why it
is that 1 am unable to fulfil the de?
sire of my heart to make a public
address at this time in the interest
of the aproaching campaign.
"Il has been with sincere gratifica?
tion that T have observed the whole?
ho arte d . cooperation of the Young
Men's Christian Association, the
Young Women's Christian Associa?
tion, the National Catholie War
Council, the Jewish Welfare Board,
the War Camp Community Service,
the American Library Association
and the Salvation Army In responso
to my request that they combine
their respective financial drives In
one united war work campaign, No?
vember 11 to 18, to secure the sum of
at least $170,500,000 for their Invalu?
"The wise economy of money and
effort, the increased efficiency which
will result from a blending of ex?
perience, the creation of an atmos?
phere of truer understanding, the
unmistakable evidence of a growing
unity of spirit and the influence of
all this in strengthening the national
solidarity are reassuring in the ex?
"As you now stand on the threshold
of presenting your appeal to the on
itra American people, 1 wiab to re?
new the expression of my conviction
that tie service rendered hy theae
welfare agencies i.<; Indispensable and
my earnest nope for the abundant
success of the campaign.
"The inevitable growth of the
army and navy and the multiplying
demands for our help from France,
Daly and Russia make it cle?r that
a generous oversubscription is highly
desirable. No matter how distant the
day of peace may prove to be, it will
be followed by a long period of
demobilisation, during which the op?
portunity and need for the construc?
tive worSc O.J the.^e organisations will
be quite as great as in war time,
and 1 am gla<i to note that your plans
contemplai? serving the soldiers and
sailors in this critically important
period- 1 am particularly pleased to
know of the comprehensrro pro
?jrramme of education to be carried
out during the coming months.
T?spreaslonn of Gratitude
"Gifts that pTovide the sen-ice
which this campaign makes possible
are not no much gifts to organisa?
tions as gifts- -tnrvaJnable gifts?to
onr soldier*- sailors and marines, and
comslituie an appropri?t* e.-xpression
?I our gratitude for their patriotic
and unselfish ?levotion- The whole
plan of the United War Work Cam?
paign it inspiring and is mast em?
phatically in the interest of the na?
tion and of all the land? with which
w? are associated no these momentous
"Cordially and sincerely yours,,
( ?lone3 "Roosevelt, i his statement,
calls on his felrow-countrymen to rally
to the support, of the campaign and to
let neither peace nor the prospects of
peace in any -way jeopardise the great
drive for the boyf. here and abroad.
Colonel Rooarveh. who already ha*
?npitt'D for the Victflry Boys Division
? f the New York campaign, is the
president of the drive for the country.
His appeal Ti-adn:
Teuer "So Kxcuse
"Tot fact that peace i? about to
oro? m air hot be ?lowed to permit
any let-up ha t?i* <-iTort* to back up th?
organizations Vhkrj ar?t fnnrisVing th<*
v ?rol and ' ?Op. recreation and
< *V .'-y nflrjeaces absolutely indl*>
jn hbl ? owr men at the front. On
I ' period betiir- ,-, th.?
r ,<? fhe detpobil???. .
I ' ' ?* rnav b<; ftnraMtir?y j
Pink Teas and Theatre Suppers
Discouraged by U. S. to Save Food
TlfASHINGTON, Nov. 9.?The American people were asked to
?" day by the food administration to discontinue afternoon teas,
th?atre supper parties, and all meals except the usual three a day.
Conservation of cereals and sugar is now of vital importance, said the
appeal, which characterized the consumption of sandwiches, cakes and
sugar at "extra meals" as an unnecessary waste of foodstuffs.
"While the food administration recognizes the value of social
gatherings where refreshments are served," the statement said, "it
believes that the hours for these functions can, and should be so regu?
lated, that they take the place of one of the three regular meals.
Indeed, such a meal may well serve as a lenson in intelligent food
"In France and England no meals are served after 9:80 o'clock
at night, and in both countries public eating places are closed for a
definite period during the afternoon. The food administration now
asks the United States to fall in line and cut out theatre suppers,
aftei-non teas, and all 'fourth' meals, and make the banquet, club
luncheon or church supper a simple substitute for one of three daily
a period when the men at the front !
will nei'd to have everything done for
them by precisely Ruch organizations '
as those for which the drive in under- j
"It would be a dreadful act of in?
gratitude If this nation failed in its
duty at this time and gave our soldiers
the belief that wa forgot them as soon
as they ceased rlsting their lives in
the war. We stay-at-homeB owe ev?
erything to tho men at the front and
unless we subscribe?and oversub?
scribe?the amount demanded by tho
Allied War Work Council we will have
come shamefully short in our duty."
Cardinal Gibbons, president of the
National Catholic- War Council, issued
an appeal not to Catholic alone, but to
all Americans, for tho most generous
financial and moral support of the cam?
Ungrateful to Slacken
"To slacken our efforts now, to lessen
our generosity," wrote the Cardinal,
"would bo a great ingratitude to the
men who have encountered such hard?
ships and dangers for our sake and are
bringing to a happy end the greatest
war in history. They have earned the
best and the most wo can give them,
and the American who will not give all
he can is unworthy of our noble army
and navy and the holy causo for which
"God has blessed us wonderfully in
bringing to a sudden end this horrible
war, and every one must show his
gratitude by helping the brave men
who, under God's protection, are put?
ting an end to the carnage."
After declaring that the end of the
war would serve not to diminish, but
rather to increase tho usefulness of
the seven organization participating in
the drive, Cardinal Gibbons continues:
Much Service Remains
"The peaco^treaty will not be con?
cluded for several months, at least,
after the fighting has ceased. All that
timo our force of two million soldiers
will remain there on duty. After the
signing of the peace treaty it will take
many months for the repatriation of
our troops, even if they are then free
to return. Ardently as we desire to
see all our brave boys home once more,
wo must resign ourselves to the pros?
pects that large numbers, if not hun?
dreds of thousands, must remain
abroad much longer as an army of oc?
cupation. Besides, nearly all of Eu?
rope east of the Franco-Belgian fron?
tier will see stormy days. Disorder
and revolution are sure to break out in
many places. Who can foresee what
services our troops may yet be called
on to render for the re?stablishment
of order and civilization in Europe?
We must ree this thing through to
the end, until the foundation of peace
and justice is securely laid.
"It is very evident that in this peri?
od of waiting, and during the time of
occupation, the services of these seven
welfare organizations will be more
needed than over. It will be a time
of jrreat danger to our soldiers, of
danger more fatal than shot and shell.
It is our duty to do our utmost to
protect our beloved boys from these
Children Will Help
"1 am confident the fears of some
that the end of the lighting will in?
jure the United War Work Campaign
?-ill prove- groundless. Speaking for
the organisation, of which I have the
honor to be president, the National
Ca?fao?ie "War Council, 1 may ?ay that
our Bishop bas taken up this work
with energy and enthusiasm. Every
parish prieset in the country will
p?aawJ with his people at the Sunday
masses for g?nerons aid to our sol
\ dien; every parish organization will
, send ont workers to comb the parish
and the neighborhood *.a? secure every
? dollar and every quarter that the peo?
ple, rich and poor, can spare. Oui
children, even, will do their Share,
*ni ? will be no small share." ,
McAdoo Appeal? to Worker?
I William G- McAdoo, Director Genera!
ci Railroads, last night issued at
rug-wit appeal from Washington to th?
Z/JWrtiOO employes of the railroad ad?
ministration to support the campaign
Th* appeal, iu part, reads:
The worker? of these organization?
, ha-ve gone to th? front and shared th?
danger and hardship of our soldiers
, and sailor? with tirelees energy
; ttsonghtfulnes? and devotion. Tbej
I have carried cheer, oonrfort and assist
| anee to ?ur men fighting in the tretiehe?
i and os \b? high seas, as well a? to
thoee 1n training camps her? an?i
?broad, Th? splendid work of the??
organizations has been officially reeog
B?Zf?d by the American government. and
they are worthy of the support o?
e-very loyal Ameneaj?. Kvery individual
wVj cas afford to de so ought to give
?id by making the most liberal possible
Service of Each Large
"HIm service ?ach of these great or
gaskat?MH render U distinct in that
ft im* retev&ne? to the peculiar n?ed*
of those *-rwi difle/ in their religious
beliefs or preference. But this ia ?
distinction without a difference, for
nil seven organizations are inspired by
the samo ideals of helpfulness and are
imbued with a common desire to make
the goBpel of faith, hope and love reali?
ties to the men who are fighting for
"This unity of purpose is expressed
in jrfii unity of the appeal that is now
being made to the people of the United
State/, and I urge that every railroad
employe shall respond to it generously
and even to the point of foregoing the
things that he can do without that
those who are away from home and
suffering may be cared for and com?
forted and fool that they are unfor
gotten while they are" over there,
whether they are fighting or are en?
gaged in the work of reconstruction
that must follow tho war.
For tho campaign Broadway, the
country road of early Manhattan, will
revert to its beginning and become, in
its great length from Bowling Green
to Columbus Circle, a glittering suc?
cession of village caralavls such as
New York has never seen.
Necromancers, performers of black
magie, freaks, Arabian jugglers and
magicians, and a thousand other per?
formers warranted to drive Now York
pop-eyed, will do their stunts inside
huge tents to bo set up at Bowling
Green, City Hall Park, Bryant Park,
Madison Square, Herald Square, Times
Square and Columbus Circle. Inci?
dentally, they will conjure from their
audiences every penny in contributions
tho audiences can give.
A Real High Dive
Free attractions, up and down Broad?
way, will lure the pedestrian wherever
he may turn next. A high diver will
plunge several times a day from the
Times uilding into a tank, while trapeze
and high wire acrobats will add their
bit high above the pavements,
Fifth Avenue will be Broadway's only
competitor, for two events of interest,
will take place there daily. The race
between teams of the Lambs and the
Friars, the famous theatrical club?, to
pave Fifth Avenue with silver promises
to be one of the biggest successes of
Btginning at 11 o'clock Monday
morning, Fifth Avenue, from Thirty
fourth to Thirty-sixth Street, will be
closed to traffic. A piano will be placet!
in the centre of the thoroughfare, and
bands and performers galore will make
this at the same time one of the larg?
est and most unusual stages ever used.
The Hippodrome elephants will be
used, and Frank Craven, De Wolf
Hopper, William Collier and Al Jolt-on
will each stage special acts.
Last Preliminary To-nijrht
The last preliminary mass meeting
will take place to-night at Carnegie
Hall, when dignitaries of the great re?
ligious denominations will meet in last
moment appeals for the fund drive.
The meeting has been arranged by the
Salvation Army, and George Gordon
Battle, Myron T. Herrick, former Am?
bassador to France; Commander Evan
geline Booth of the Salvation Army,
Bishop Muldoon and Hubbi Joseph Sil
verman, of Temple Emanu-El, are
scheduled to speak. Admission will be
It was announced yesterday by the
allied theatrical, motion picture, music
and entertainments team that the gross
receipts of the National Horse Show
at Madison Suarc Garden for the live
days ^beginning Monday would be
turned over to the campaign through
To-night a* the Hippodrome, E. F.
1 Albce will givo a concert as his con
1 tribution to the cause, while another
musical event, featuring John MeCor
mack, Maggie Teyte and Jacques Thi
baud, will bn. held on Tuesday at the
McCormick After Record
Singer Wants Benefit Concert
to Make New Mark
John McCormaaK, who has given ben?
efit concerts for various soldiers and
sailor? whose proceeds aggregate more
than $250,000, is seeking to establish
! a record for American charity with his
! gala concert at the Metropolitan Opera
j House Tuesday night, which he is giv
! ing under the,auspices of the Allied
Theatrical, Motion Picture and Musical
Team for the United War Work Cam
The present high record for an Amer
j ican concert benerit was ^??tablished
I last spring, when the bill at the Metro
1 politan, which closed the Red Cross
; drive, reached a total of $88,000.
Judge Victor J. Dowling, Nicholas F.
Brady, Police Commissioner Enright,
U. 8. Marshal Thomas D. McCarthy,
Charles L. Wagner, London Charlton.
D. F. MeSweeney and the Mc?ic League
of America are assisting Mr. McCor
mack in his efforts to set a new mark.
Dollar Fund Appeals
American Children Asked to
Remember Stricken Belgium
The Dolls? Chrintmae. Pond for Des?
titute Belgian Children haa issued an
hopesl to America t^nt ?hf> sufferings
of 1J500.000 boy? and girl* in *?iHt
utrickeri country be mjt forgotten this
"I Do Not Read
Case Is Reviewed
Lawyer in Appeal Criticises
Flushing Magistrate and
Defends Citizen's Sign'
Judge Humphrey? Says Hei
Does Not See How Master's
Act Was "Disorderly"
The circumstances surrounding the
arrest and trial of Louis D. Master for
??splaying an "I Do Not Read Hearst
Papers" sign in front of his Flushing
real estate office last July were made
known before Judge Burt Jay Hum?
phrey in the Queens Cotmty Court yes?
Evelyn S. Gamett, an attorney at
S50 Broadway, who volunteered to de- i
lend Mr. Master as a patriotic service, .
brought the case before the County j
Court on appeal from the decision of
Magristrate James J. Conway, who fined j
Sir. Master $25. _, .
Mr. Garnett criticized Captain ? ran? ,
1'eabody, of the 113th Precinct for al- j
leged activities in behalf of Hearst. ?
It was on July 6 that Master hunp up j
the anti-Hearst sign. At that time the |
outburst of public indignation against i
the Hearst papers was swiftly ap?
proaching its height. There news?
papers were being publically burned in
cities throughout the country and citi?
zens in scores of American communi?
ties were then taking steps to drive
the Hearst publications out of their
Hearst Men Made Threats
Hearst agents first tried threats to
get the sign down from in front of
Master's office. When Master defied
them the Hearst men went to the
Mr. Garnett, addressing the court |
yesterday, said the police charged
Master with creating a disturbance. |
yet at the trial the evidenoe showsd j
that there was no disturbance around j
the sign until Captain Peabody and his j
men arrived and furnished the excite- |
Mr. Garnett dwelt signtficiantly upon
the conduct of Captain Peabody and ,
Victor Watson, sity editor of Hearst's j
"New York American," at the trial.
Captain Peabody and the "American's"
city editor, he paid, were almost as ac- I
tive as though they were assistant ,
district attorneys assigned to the ?
prosecution of the case against Mr.
Masters, frequently interrupting the
court and asking questions of wit?
nesses. Mr. Garnett criticized Magis?
trate Conway for permitting such in?
"It is an elementary rule of law,"
said Mr. Garnett, "that the proceedings
in a court of justice shall be of an ?
orderly nature. Yet the learned
magistrate permitted interruptions of !
n disorderly nature from by-standers ;
in the court, and the magistrate's i
judgment was in consequence biased."
Not Informed of Change
In further arguing for a reversal of ?
Magistrate Conwsy's decision, Mr.
Garnett stated that the information |
?gainst Master wits illegally drawn ;
and that Master was not informed of j
the charge against him.
Judge Humphrey reserved decision. 1
He expressed a de.-ire, to see the sign :
nhich Master hung above his estab- j
lishment. It will be submitted to him. ;
"I do not see," said the Judge, "how ?
nn individual expression of opinion j
(such as 'I do not read Hearst papers') j
could be construed as disorderly con- !
Unclaimed artic?* ?it the New York Post- j
office will be sold at auction Wednesday, at
!(i a. in., at the new building, at Thirty
first titreet and Eighth Avenue.
Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War, and
Governor Whitman are to address the Lu- !
theran Merger Convention in this city to- j
Men may be inducted through their local ?
boards into the United States Navy Steam
Engineering School at Hoboken, which turns
out engineering officers for transport and
The New York Newspaper Web Press?
men's Union, No. 25* will hold its annual
entertainment and ball November 27 in the
Arcadia, Halsey Street, near Broadway,
An entertainment, will be given at 2:45
p. m. to-day in the Hippodrome for the
benefit of the 304th, 305th and 306th Field
Artillery and the 302d Ammunition Train.
Joseph Congo, Headquarters bootblack,
who had shined the ?hoes of every police
commissioner since Roosevelt's day, is dead
of pneumonia at his home, 252 Mott Street.
The commission in lunacy which ha.s been
examining the mental state of Charles E.
Chap?n, former city editor of "The Evening
World," who is charged with the murder of
bis wife, has adjourned indefinite!;-.
The Dio. ii 7,500-ton steel freighter, ha.-,
been launched by the Downey Shipbuilding
Corporation at Arlington, StAten Island.
; Mini- May Mack, daughter of a former ship
i carpenter, was sponsor
Mrs. MnuHo Scutt, of 365 West 117th
i Street, who is accused of shooting her hus?
band, Howard B. .Scutt, ten days ago. has
; been released in 53,000 bail. The husband is
With the influenza epidemic on the declina
and camp quarantine being lifted, the War
. Camp Community Service calls on New
YoK.ers with unused rooms to volunteer
them for occasional occupancy by a soldier
The anniversary of the English victory at
Yprea was celebrated by the Militia of Mercy
at a luncheon at the Rits-Carlton Hotel.
y?re than 150 guests were present. Among
the speakers were Melville E. Stone, Alfred
Noyes and Cyril Maude.
Roland B. Phillips, writer, has been com?
missioned by the Red Cross to go abroad at
once and collect data about soldiers whose
| fate has been shrouded in mystery. Mr.
? Phillips'* son has been reported killed, but
there is no official confirmation.
Major E. .1. Boots and Lieutenant Elmer
Spencer, who flew from Mount Clemens to
I .Camp Mill?. Long Island, on Friday, expect
to fly to Washington to-day.
t Anelio Angensio. thirty-three, of 170 i
Thompson Street, arrested on October 27 in
I connection with the death of Raimond Dla
dondo. forty-four, of 79 Mulberry Street
was discharged because of lack of evidence
by Magistrat? Mancuso.
The campaign by volunteer workers to ?
;?ise $20(V;Q00 for the New York Infirman- ?
for Women and Children, 321 East Fifteenth!
Mrvet. cle-?ed with $120.33g on hand. The
remainder will be obtained through volun-!
A large A.-nerfcsn fl*s Is to he presented
by the State Lodgo of Odd Fellows to '
V hitrtttnno Lotice, 77R, (n honor o' the i
local n repr^entatlon In the srirvle*. forty- ?
eight of tin nimrty.thre? member? being,
either in kh?ki or nary blue.
Shops and Things
THE shops of New York divided
themselves into two classes on
Thursday when the news of peace
burst prematurely upon the city. There
were those which closed and those
which didn't?and it would be difficult
f say which were the most typical of
Down on Ann Street, where those
myriad novelties necessary to proper
merry-making are garnered and hid?
den, there was great activity. Out
of the mysterious cubby holes where
ticklers and horns and rattlers and
confetti are kept, Ann Street produced
such quantities ras to amaze the most
credulous. Like a great horn of plenty
her shops poured out their stores on i
that mad afternoon. It has always
been the boast of this district that it
was prepared for any crisis, and that
was nmply proved.
Uptown there were florists on the
side streets who disdained jollity for
themselves and hastily constructed
"Victory urns'* of red, white and
blue for the people. The Ten-Cent
Store on Fifth Avenue valiantly kept
open its doors to the mob so that they
might buy tin dishes and spoons and
frying pans to add to t-ho cacophony
on the streets.
In McCrcery's a hasty bit of window
decoration took place, though the store
Itself had been closed. A window of
scarlet, silks which had been draped
over guns and displayed with an Ameri?
can eagle was immediately decked with
red, white and blue ribbons and a
placard?''Victory"?hung from the
eagle's mouth. On Madison Avenue a
wall-paper shop produced several rolls
of paper, printed with the Stars and
Stripes and added it to the window dis?
play before the news of peace was an
These were the practical shop?
But the ebullient spirited ones went
off after slamming the door and turn?
ing the key, leaving only a placard in
the windows saying "We Are Off to
These wei'e by far the greater num?
ber and though the world has known
as as a people to whom "business as
usual" was the first axiom of life, it
was shown by our shopkeepers that the
carnival spirit lies as near the surface
in us as any other people in the world.
* * *
THOSE ancients who took joy in
drinking pearls dissolved in wine
as a particularly luxurious habit de?
nied to most, have at last been com?
pletely outdone by the modern woman
who uses on her face and her hair
lotions and creams containing bits of
the most precious metal in the world?
radium. It is only recently that this
aristocrat of beauty devices has ap?
peared on the American department
store counter, although it has been in
use in England for five years.
THAT movement which drove tin
manufacturer back to the. museun
for inspiration from textile, jewel
dress and painting collections and se1
him delving into history for fashions
has at last seeped through to the guil
of buyers, until it ha? become neces
sary to establish in this city a school
Once a buyer trusted to luck and did
business in a haphazard fashion. To?
day public education and progressive
manufacturing have made it necessary
for him to know everything back of the
That buyers are realizing this was :
proved to officials of the International
Buyers' Club, an organization started j
this fall in the Bush Terminal Build- '.
ing, before they had been coming to?
gether for two months. It was soon
evident that beautiful clubrooms, mod?
ern grills, restrooms and foyers were
not enough. Around the library, which
some day will be world-famed as a
source of mercantile information from j
every angle, men and women began to
congregate instead of in the smoking
rooms. Instead of loafing they spent
their spare time studying.
As a result of this the International
Buyers' Club is going to have a school
of its own which will be be of educa?
tional interest to everybody who buys
and sells merchandise.
In the auditorium of the Bush Build?
ing, ?t ISO West Forty-second Street,
th?re will start soon a scries of lect?
ures by experts on every phase of mod?
ern trade and industry. Origins-of raw
materials, processes of manufacture
and quality and merit of finished prod?
ucts will be the subject of the lectures.
Information will be conveyed besides
by moving pictures, charts, maps, dia?
grams and colored plates. In order to
give the majority of buyers in the city
the opportunity to attend those lect?
ures of most interest to them a sched?
ule of topics and dates will be fur?
nished. These schedules are now In
the making, and merchants through?
out the country are being consulted in
a questionnaire as to topics which they
would like to include in the curriculum.
Nearly fifty thousand foreign and
domestic buyers visit the Bush Ter?
minal Building yearly, which will make
this building the greatest educational
centre of its kind in the world.
THAT hardened veteran "Old Bill*
would roar with laughter at the
suggestion of silk underwear for sol
diers?to be worn in the trenches ai
that. But it has arrived, nevertheless
and, like the charmed silk coats whicl
knights once woi'c under their armo
to protect themselves against, evil, it
too, is said to he potent against terror.
of the trench.
"Cootie" silk?it takes its name fror
its enemy?is soft and fluffy as woo'
but by chemical process it is made for
midable against any and all vermii
Which is its main excuse for beinj
though the rn?ent edict against th
production of knitting yams has had
share in creating a demand for it.
There is quite a range of colors i
which the silk comes?purple and ol
blue and black and khaki and Pah
Beach white. Knowing the reguh
tions of the army and navy, it js diff
cult to explain the first few, until on
reads that this same thread whic
works for soldier comfort may be use
for "ladies' and infants'" garments.
So has the war made tire "cootie"
respectable tmde-mark overnight!
Mary Pickford Now Filmdom's
Costliest Star at $1,500,000
Bonuses and Awards Provided For in Contract Signed
Yesterday Make Even $2,000,000 a Year Possible
Will Be Her Own Producer and Director
Mary Pickford stroked her pen
across a contract yesterday which made
her simultaneously a producer, di?
rector and the costliest star in all
tilmdom. She signed up with the First
National Exhibitors' Circuit, the or?
ganization which recently raised Char?
lie Chaplin to what at that time was
the crowning salary height.
The terms of Miss Pickford's con?
tract are elastic, providing for bonuses
and special awards, but it is expected
she will make not les than $1,500,000
for the year of the contract, and the
$2,000,000 mark will not be beyond the
reach of her earning power.
The agreement was reached yester?
day and the contract signed at the
Hotel Knickerbocker, with Mrs. I'ick
ford present with her daughter. J. D,
?Williams, general manager of the Na?
tional Exhibitors' Circuit, represented
the oarties of the second part.
By the terms of the contract Miss
Pickford becomes an independent pro'
ducer. She will select her own plays
directors and suDporting casts.
The company with which she lia?
signed 13 a cooperative organizatiov
made up of thirty wealthy theatre
owners in the United States and Can
ada. They will use Miss Picford':
pictures first in their own theatre;
and later circulate them broadcast.
"We cannot precisely estimate the i
income guaranteed to Miss Pickford,"
said a representative of Mr. Williams
yesterday. "Anyway, even if we could
it is scarcely probable that the pub?
lic would believe it. She will become
easily the highest paid film star in the
"Her contract is similar to that of
Chaplin's, which we hold- Chaplin is
given a flat guarantee of ?1,000.000
with $75,000 in bouuses offered to him.
His 'Shoulder Arms' picture netted
him $145 000.
"Miss Pickford will take over one
of the many studios in Southern Cali?
fornia and begin almost immediately
thc organization of her own company.
The F.i/st National Exhibitors' Circuit
had, technically, nothing to do with the
picture until it is comp eted. She will
probably make six picture? a year. Her
first will be the picturixation of a re?
cent Broadway production, the right".
of which she acquired while on her
visit to this city."
Miss Pickford's new contract pro?
vides for a considerable increase in
her remuneration, in the trial of the
suit against her brought recently by
an agent to recover commission it was
Jeveloped that Miss Pickford's simu?
lated tears and smiles netted her $1,
.'380.000 in two years.
Coal Survey Goes .
On Despite Protest
Garfield's Request to Abandon
Although yesterday was the fourth
day since United States Fuel Adminis?
trator Garfield firmly requested Mayor
Hylan to order the police to abandon
their coal survey, no compliance was
The police continued their examina?
tion of factory and other premises in
an inventory which the Fuel Adminis?
trators, local and national, billed un?
warranted. The regular police force
has been augmented by thousands oi
members of the Police Reserve, whe
are aiding in compiling the data, which
the fuel administration does not want
D?los W. Coo'-ce, who 'ia3 returnee
from a conference wjth Dr. Garfield ir
Washingtqn, made ?o further effor
yesterday to stop the survey, which ?;
scheduled to continue untii Novem
"We know the surrey is going on,'
said M. P. Moseley, a deputy in thi
State Administrator's ofticp, "but w
will take no action at present. Th<
next move, from our side, must b
made by Dr. Garfieid, in whose hands
we have placed the whole matter."
Reeve Schley, New York County Fuel
Administrator, paid that the national
administrator wouid act for his depart?
ment also. ;
"Persons are not compelled to per?
mit the police to enter their homes,"
he declared. "It is a well known point
of law that warrants must be issued i
to policemen to enable th-jm to invade i
the home of any one."
Wht Is Going On To-day
Exhibition of flowers. ve?p.Ub!?s and fruit?, Hor'.i- .
cultural SocI?*y, American Museum of Natural
HI lory, Seventy-seventh strait an.) Oatrsl Parfc
Wesl all day end evening.
Benoflt performance by 11th Engineer Begiment Aux- :
Mary. Cort Theatre. ? r>. m.
"lyabor an.l War," the Bight Rev. Charlea Gore. ]
Cooper Union, g p. ni.
"Medlwval Dramst'sts and Revolution," Duncan '
Mftcdoug.ill. M.?cdcUgall Studio, 20 Kast Four- '
teenth S'.rvnt. t? p m.
Speech by Xttamar Ben A?d, editor of "Fa-Or." j
Jerusalem's only dally n*?-spa,pnr. Temple Eeth '
?/on. 41 West 110th Street. Q p. m.
Dinner In ho-im- of Al K Smith. Friars Club, 7:1") :
FUBUCJ LBCTUBKfi OF noAP.D OF EDUCATION
Orga. recital, Vf. \. Ooldaworthy^, and vocal ?o^o?. !
Knie?! David. Wael.ingtfin Irving High School, 40 !
liYliur Place, S:30 p. m.
"The Pleati of a" Immigrant," Mr?. A. l-.-ltjw,
and v.,,-?' ??>;,?. Bather IVnion. I*ul>llc fcU-hnol 101.
public rurum, llltli Strtvt. we?t of Lexington
Organ rtfi.ii vv, A Raboch, Morrli High School.
i ?nth Street ?rd Bcfton Road, 2 p. m )
West of viftK ._
VHest of Filth Aren
"Match These Values Who Can!1
This bold statement we venture because of the way w
slashed prices throughout our BIG STOCKS
Surprising values in staple and timely Holiday Go^l
Buy the following MONDAY and TUESDAY
MONDAY and TUESDAY Only
Women's and Misses'
Our Reg. $27.74. Special 18.75
These C4>ats are of a warm, supple quality of wool : clour ana km
with plush or self cloth collars. They arc high waisted xao?? ?
some with belts, all smartly trimmed with buttons and half llne?? i
Colors are taupe, navy, burgundy, green, brown and a few in Mack
Sizes complete, for women and misses.
Silverware and Cutlery
For Thanksgiving and Christmas, holidays when
tables are agleam with hospitable cheer, there's
nothing like an adequate supply of silverware and
cutlery, whether for one's own keeping or for
Chrlstmasgiving; therefore you will find these
values extremely gratifying:?
Gift Suggestions at
Threc-Piece Child's Set (knife, fork
and spoon)?Baby Cups?Candle?
sticks? Cold Meat Forks?Gravy
Gift Suggestions at
Marmalade Jars ? Silver Deposit
Ware ? Sugar and Creamers ?
Cream Ladles?also many other
useful pieces. -
Attractive New Pieces
Rogers Silver Plated Fruit Bowls
Gilt centre?:-grape border ?
value $5.50 .. .*..3.95
Silver Plated Bread Trays -
New design?value $3.45.2t45
Finer to . .6.95
Tea Sets?Five, pieces?quad?
ruple plate?-val. $18.104.22.168
Bread and Meat K'nirea?
well known make?
our reg. .68 and .78. *?
Table Knives and Forks?fin? Awn*
ican steel- white celluloid orllid.
rubber handles?set of six each
our reg. $5.95 .am
Ste*l Knives and Forks?boni Ut
ebony handles?set of six each
our reg. $2.95.v-.-2.4S
G. Wostenholm, Sheffield 8*i?l
Carving Setts - two-piece ? ?f?
handles?our reg. S22.214.171.124 '
3-plece Carving Set* fine Araericu
case?our reg. $126.96.36.199
Finer Carving Sets to.995
Antique Ivory Handled Carving Sfti
? ?sterling silver ferrule?lined
case ? elsewhere $7.95.g^J
Knives and Forks, to match ?bot;
Carving Sets-come in sets of tii
Savings for the Thrifty!
Sheets ? Muslins ? Pillow Gases
BLEACHED "HILL" BSUSLiN (36-lnch)?
Quality equal to that of Fruit af Loom. Cur reg...34.
45-INCH BLEACHED MUSLINS?
Our reg. .45.???.
BLEACHED SHEETINGS (2>i yards wide)-?
42 in.?val. .44.
45 in.'?val. .46 . ._.
Will Wash Heavier and No Brand
SHEETS AND PILLOW CASES
42x36 in. Val. .45
45x36 la. Val. .48
50x36 in. Val. .53
54xa6 in.. Val. .38
August Sale Prices!
Above sizes before Hemming.
No Mail or Telephone Orders on Above.
EXCEPTIONAL VALUES IN SPREADS
These make attractive as well a? practical Christinas gift?
stocks offer ciioice selection.
SINGLE SIZE HONEYCOMB SPREADS?
Value 2,49 _._?......?.
CROCHET SPREADS (% size)?
FULL SIZE CROCHET SPREADS
Value 2.97 .
MORNING SPECIALS?Monday and Tuesday, Until 1 P. *
To prevent dealers buying- quantities restricted. No Mail or Telephone Onfe^
$8.75 Women's Panama DresseB_5.<>7 ?1.88 French Serges....1?8?
Navy and black--box plaited skirts, : All-wool?40-inch?fine fill?<**?
smart blouse, button trimmed. , brown, prune. Burgundy. myrtl?,
white collars?sizes 36 to 46. navy and black.
DEESSES ?SECOND FLOOR. DflESF GOODS??AIN FLOOR
$11M Boys' Suits-.-. . tO-.OO
High grade cheviot?, cassimeres?
browns, grays, greens and fancies?
many have extra trousers- -8 to 17
BOTS* CLDTH?NTT?THIRD FLOOR.
$14.50 Young Men's Overcoats J 2 ?i 5
Novelty wool overcoatings?-single
and double-brearted models.
TOCNG MEN'S CXJErTHTNG?THIRD FtDOA
$2.94 House Dressen._2.35
Plain and fancy style percales?
one-piece model, contrast collars,
may be worn high or low?sizes 36
HOUSE DRESSES?SECOND FLOOR.
$1.00 Rompers and Creepers.7T
Chambray and gingham?plain and
fancy?sizes to 6 years.
INFANTS* DEPT."SECOND FLOOR
$10.95 Men's All-Wool Sweaters.7.85
Gray, with or without collars??oft
and durable?all sizes.
MEN'S rrRNTSHTNGS?MAFN FLOOR.
$3.45 and $.1.95 Men's
Flannel Shirts .2.S?
Wool, gray aad biue-?attached col?
lars?sizes 14 to 18.
MEN'S FTKNISHIN-GS?MAIN FLOOR.
$1.24 Men's Mufflers.OO
Silk fibre, Khaki, gray and white, in
MEN'S FTTRJCTaHlNOS?MAIN FLOOR.
20 ct. Cluny Laces.1 r?
Whit** and ecru?wanted widths,
for trimming underwear. bras?
sieres, scarfs, shams, curtains, etc.
TJt*TM? ? MAIN FLOOB.
$1.47 Crepe de (h.net*?10-tnih.l .10
Light, dork nnri medium e?lors
bojes mais floor
45 ct. Colored Outing Flannels. ?&'
32-inch -plain colors in khaki, gr??
WASH OniiSP FABUT'S-BASEMEN
?3 ct. White Poplins?36-lnch ... ? J*
Good quality for uniforms, bloo??*
men's shirts, etc.
HTUTE GOODS?MAIN FLOOR
3D cU Seersuckers ............ .?.-y--*'^
Assortment of clear strrx*
WASH DRESS FABRICS?BASEMEt
$1.75 and St.97 Scrim Curtains-.l-#
White or Arabian?lace insertiw
and deep hem.
$45.00 Wilton Velvet Kugs '^J?
Seamless -9x12 ft. -exquisite coiw
Lngs, in medallions and small can*
28 ct. Marquisette Curtain!'?*?-- ?*
3*-inch white tmd cream.
15 ct. Wefebach Gas Mantles. - ??
No. '>- -inv-.-r;e'-.
FOI.E DE IT.--THIRD M.OOR
UM Mara*l?4m Spread?,- ? -#*^
Full size satin nnish?he??*? "
$2.8* Mea?hed Sheets 'l'X??
81x00- made from best gratl- ? ?
intr subject to slight imperfect???
87 rt. ?mmii's Muff loins,-?>
How filled- s*tcen lined M**
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