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Cochems Complains to Wan
ainaker Over Dismissal of
Staff With One Day*:* Pay
Appeals for a Square Deal
Arniv Officers Fear Confu
sion Over Double Issue of
I'aradc Staiul Tickets
Many of New Tork'a prominent
6n?j - al a^.d soeial leaders have be
corao involved in the controversy be
the Cochema and Whalen fac
. ?' the Mayor's Committee of
?> to ffomecoming Troops.
B Cochems, deposed execu
. .-. -?? tary of the welcome commit
I . esterday, is pre
ih enter suit against the lead
ng members of the organization.
: by Rodman Wanaraaker, fcr a
ilary he saya ia due six of his
as .-or.: a letter to Mr. War.a
setting forth that he and his
tafT assistants were offerod but one
day's pay fo ? I r'ir dismissal on
February 24, at 4:65 p, m.
? thi .' reported at Mr.
-'- - for 1 heir salarie i, they
the proffer, saying
be given a week's
c ?'?;,'ury in reputable
and in accordance with
He furtl r points out in the letter
of the State of New
York pi le tl '' where there is a
ttee of Beven or more members
can be held porsonally liable for
i ., pa, ment 0f just wac ;
Many Named in ( omplaint
Amorjf those affected by tho con
templati I iction aro Rodman Wana
makcr, Daniel ti. Reid, chairman of
the <'?? :utive committee; William
ph Hearst, chairman of the mili?
tary comm ttee; Alfred Johnson, vice
tho executive committee;
. chairman of the* decora
ttee; A. 11. Hastings, head
t .ee; Paul Bart let t,
irt committee; K. 11. Gary,
rmai of tl e executive com -
M chael Friedsam, of the
transportat on committee; Frank L.
airman of the n inat me;
I ir, John A. Harris. head of
committee; Otto H. Sh il
of the soldiers' and sailors' wol
ttee; .Jolm L, tlolden, of
? ? :al ? om??? Ittee, and Grover
:retary ,r> the Mayor and
ecretar; of the present or
y\r. Cochems asserted, however, that
r.p his action to these
aa alone, bnt will move against
the entire body if
ecessary. There are at present ap
roximately 2,900 namea listed, ac
The letter. signod hv Mr. Cochems
ar i receivoH at Mr. Wanamake'rs of
fee '" the Hall of Records. follows:
"May I not bring to your attentior.
' e facl ? employes of the
?' the Mayor'- ( ommittee or Wel
ame ai i fl ce boy were dismissed
in.ir VIo oruary 24, at
I "' '. ~ ., by Grover A. Whalen?
personally dismissed as ex
? secretary and secretary of the
? committee at noon of the same
-?..rr '? as asked me to represent
appeal to you for commor.
in the matter, especially ir.
r the fact that you are the
a - ai of this pub ic patriotic or
charged primarily to place
rtery in action for a spor.
. unanimoua welcome to our
tbove mentioned employes were
report Saturday, March 1, to
? ' - pay and all wo.ro offerod
pay only. All of them re
-. believing that they
been paid for a full week.
are as well as am I of the
hen you were a member of
? old committee of National
no member of the staff had
ssed. no matter what
the reason. except with two weeks' pay,
The records v 11 hear this out. This
? in all organizations of
? ;-.smuch a?, it is often dif
*i3 not being perma
enl ? members of such a staff to
take up quickly now duties of a aimilar
"As a !<>ad:r.g representative of the
coramercial interests of the city, you
?re also familiar with the custom that
obtaina amor.g busine?3 men of repute
that a week's pay is always given, even
in cases where we may assume that
be employe was not eatisfactory.
Belierea Mayor Would Disapprovc
I am sure that a man of your stand
t.he community would not coun
tenai ? such an outrage upon employes
who can iii afford such treatment. I
that his honor, the Mayor,
- usued statements from Palrn
Beach to the effect that his trrcate<t
? t as the Mayor of the city ia to
" the rights, privilegea and hu
tereat of the people of New
?; many cases aro not able
? for thomselves, would not for
? ment justify the action or those
? ? T)"trated this moral crime.
! preaume that you are fam.har
tatutea of New York State
an infoi med, provide
-' ia a com ? aeven
ri membl rv each r-Al' be held per
' t <<>r the | . I just
n-<- placed on the
If jrou air too buey to take cog
'natterK, whu-h nnv
? I. may 1 euggeat they
*' ?? ? .!?....! ?nd to
" tha eomn
' that vou are tOO hu?ty wilh
natteri that f? upy rouf atten
but ma ;
i ged by
tl - ? ;? - ?. .. head of
rgatilaatlon to perform u pai i ol ?
and i? it hoi . ??,? to
m e? tha nnai work i g* of ll i lubord
Keeka I'ltHod Welcome
?? and imt not
? injura ln
? v lh? wendcrful weleonv
i n.fm li ng mlttaa Ihal
i big ? r?cugh ii. do II I imi *el< .,,?.,
' 'I ""* tn tarta of thi
It ma ,, ?.
Ma ?? i ? (04 ratary *>i
nood wi?ii my n
?t mjereury of th* r'ag'-a"' eommtttOO
?ho?? ehairman la (leorjn W, Lettt, and
*hom 1 (fromudj h.yally to *<,tt foi
? nd represent. I r#,n*ld?-r myaolf itlil
??aroury "f that eomnHtea ar..| ?h?il
"/ntinu* ln that ofiiee until aaeh time
?? Mr. l^oft hllHMlf denires to ditperiMr
*<th my eorvleci, Mr i.oft w?? ehorgod
with the duty H pMArioiit <it?- ?f tn*
"?? general eharfr* of the atanda and
ffinting tieaata for the proaofll w<!
?ao? and tba iaauaneo theiaof. Thia
reprcsents 76,000 Beats. Should there
be epeculation or duplication of tickets,
or the soldiers themselvea not receivc
proper allotmenta, Mr. Loft will be
held publicly and morally responsible
.so loiifr Us he ia 'hairman of this com?
"Being not only bia secretary. but
hia personal representative, I am in
dutv bound to conserve his interpst
and will not leave to another the
responsibihties with which he has
pledged me, I am glad to note that
even those who have no authority are
endeavoring to avail themselvea of my
ideas. apropos lhe rrilitary distribu
tion of the scats for the observation
"I hope you will take this in a kind
|y smrit. as it is meant for the best
interest, not only of the committee, but
partieularlv for al! the citizens of Xew
City Employe Regrets Act
It developed that when the group of
ex-assistants regiaterod their com
plaintswith John Glennon.the Mayor'.i
chicf clerk, who had been depute'd by
Mr. Whalen to pay thcm. he said: "I
don't want to get into this mess. You
ought to gct a week'a pay. I hate .o
Mr. Cochems asserted that he in
tends to go right through with his
jcb as the rightful head of the page?
ant. committee. despito the contra.'y
claims of Mr. Whalen. pnd ia receiving
large numbers of anplioations for res
ervations in the stands along Fifth
v ? ? le to vicw the parade of the 27th
Division. The trouble over this phase
of the contfoversy is causing appre
hension among army officerr, it being
pointed out that the ;ssue of tickets
by both factions would result in thc
lt was learned too, that the numbcr
oc persons declining to scrve on the
welcome organization is increasing
daUy because of William Kandolnh
Fiearst's connection with i: ar.d thc
partisan character it is taking on.
Originally intended 10 ircludc 5.000
names. there are now. it was asccr
tained, about -.900. Many unopenad
letters contaming deelinations to scrve,
it was stated, are locked up in filing
New York Faces
Its Most Serious
Kealty Agents See Little
Hope of Kclief in I wo or
Three Years; Federal
Aid IMan Is Suppe^ted
New Vork City Is facing the worst
housing crisis in its history. Apart?
rnents are virtually unobtainable.
Three hundred thousand persons
enough to fill 75,000 more apartment3
than are available are crowded into
the city to swell its normal numher of
home-renters. Causcsare: '
Tho building of new apartrnents to
keep pace with the growing popula
tion has b^cn virtually suspended for
two or three years.
Sixty thousand families, or about
200,000 persons, have moved here,
some to await the return of soldiers.
Fifty thousand are kept here on gov?
crnment work, or as agents of foreign.
interests. Another 50,000 have come
through the usual channels of migra
Every new hotel is filled before the
decorators are through.
Houses are about as scarce as apart
ments, but the question of house
renting is not so important. Two
thirds of the more than 6 000.000 New
Vorkers live in apartrnents.
Figures as to apartrnents, the short?
age and the numher of persons unpro
vided for in each borough, a? obtained
from the Department of Tenement
Houses and from rer.tiiig agencies,
Apartrnents apartrnents needing
in n-f need?d. ap'tm'te.
Manhauan ....541.591 35.000 H0 000
BrookUr. . .271,396 ,00 S .
The Bronx. . 139,23 ' ' 3,000 60000
Queens.29, ;i ;
Richmond . .... 1.810
". otala 983.334 '." 1,000
Same Report Everywhere
Throughout the city renting agents
make the same report: "No apartrnents
to rent." . Applicants in The Bronx,
Washington Heights, Morningside
Hcights. Grcenwich Village, tha upper
Fifth Avenue, district, Harlem, or
Brooklyn get the same unenccuraging
One woman spent three weoka apart
ment hunting in an automobile. She
reported seeing two "for rent" aigns.
Another said she visited every agent in
Flatbush and found nothing.
Only on the lower East Side were
vacant flats found. Agents in this dis?
trict explained that this is due to the
lack of immigration.
W. A. Robertson, chief inspector of
the Tenement House Department bc
lievc3 a serious situation next autumn
can l- avcrted only by the execution
of some comprehensive housing plan
to be undertaken by the city or Federal
City Left to Shift
"The city has been left to shift for
itself at a time when people. because
of the war activities, have been pour
iog in here by the thousands," said
Mr. Robertson. "If enough npartment
houaee, elther temporary or perman
?'' could bo put up t-i take care of
the surplus population, it would spare
much Bufferlng to native New Vorkers.
As it is, rents ar" going higher. Many
pereone of moderate means who are
foreed to take what they ean get nre
pay Ing rent? out of proportlon to their
' ne.imen "
KiumtiiiH Start Tnft Hoom
riuy Centcr Frftndg Orginiee
Clubto 1 pge 1920 CandluVy
CLAY 'ii 1 K, Kan , Mareh 9 A
'faft foi I'.- ..i.iii ciiiit v,?, organlsed
mi h meeting of Republieani here Vr\
dei nlfhl Reeolutlone were adopted
Indoi ln| Mfi I aft'e i<11 ????? t nnd urglng
hlm 1.1 announee hl? eandldaav foi the
K?(Miiiin mii nomination In 1980
Jt wa* in Clay < i-nti'i- iiiui ,\tr Tafi 1
w?? tttken iii in Aiigimi, 1917 during
m Chautauqua toui He made many
war in friende. Pr, H. F. Morgan, (ire?
nlfnt of the club, ettended Mr. Taft
during hia iIlrie?B here.
MI11111 imi- \(i|i#-?il ln fiiriH
( HICAOO, March 2. An apptal for
Aihanian Independence wai eabled to
day to Premier Clemeneeau nnd Bec
retsty of Kt?t? Lanalng In Paris by
delegataa r.prer.entlng eeventy-two
Albaruati organualioiiK in America- i
Brief Case*, $5.95
Regulation 12x16 model,
with adjustable lock. Splen
dicl for lawyers, insurance
men and school teachers.
9ak*< & (ftomjramj
"In the Heart of New York"?Direct by Subway, Tube and "L"
at 34th St.
Wavy Grey Switchcs
Exceptional value. Made of
selected natural wavy hair.
Experts assure perfect match
ing. Third Floor.
An Exceptional Opportunily!
250 Women's Afternoon and
Street Frocks at
e^fwA Regujarly $25 and $29,50
These smart frocks comprise a
very special purchase from a well
known rnanufacturer, together
with broken assortments of dresses
from our regular stock that have
been selling at higher prices.
They are fashioned of Satin
Taffeta, and of Taffeta combined
with Georgette Crepe, some taste
fully trimmed with hand-embroid
ery. The colors are:
Navy Blue, Taupe, Pearl Grey,
Tan, Green, and Black. Sizes
34 to 44. Two Styles Picturcd.
On Sale 7 oday and Tuesday
Two of llie Very Newest
Dolman Cape-Coats and
Sk.ilful Rcproduclions of Costly Imporls
Paris has created no
models more graceful or
more becoming to tlie Am
i rican woman.
The Cape Coat is of Sil
vcrtip Bolivia, beautifully
lined with Peau dc Cygne
or figured silk, and may be
had in French Blue, Rein
deer, Mole, Taupe, Tan ?
illustrated at left.
The Coat is developed
in Crystal Cord?one of
Spring's best fabrics ?
lined throughout with plain
or fancy silk. To hc had in
Tan, Alpine Blue, Chin
clu'lla Grey, Reindeer,
Sand and Beaver. Illus?
trated at right.
V our Opporhmity!
Final Clearance of High Boots
for Women and Misses
Formerly S10 and $12. Boots of a very
high order in make and rlnish, in a variety of
the most successful lasts for present wear.
Splendid selection of leathers, including?
Paient Colt^kin. Gun Metal, Black
Glace Kidskin. and Dark Brown, Mouse
or Buckskin Tops in contrasting colors.
All 8tyles of lieels. Everv size and width
In the New Location on the Fourth Fioor
The Second ot a Series of Introductory Sales
Very Special $2
Sizes t tn <; yeare. Cute Iittle Dimity
Frocks, beautifully trimmed with amock
Ing nnd hancl-embroldery, Some are ln
iiii Whlte, othem may im had with Pink
or Blue collara and ouffa, Wonderful
valuea, Two Stytes Pictured
htlaiii** lluml-Miide Imi;: DrcMne? Special nt $2
ln alx diatlncl atylea. A mother heraelf could not dealgn
prettier models, or be more carefu! In flnlshing them, Trim?
med with hand feather stltchlng, exqulslie noral sprayi or
neat Iittle tucks, Flnished with Val Lace, Unequalled!
Haiid-Scalloped INitfliliugalcM Very Special at $2
Handsome Japanese Silk Crepe Nightingales, beautifully hand
embroidered in Rose or Cherry deslgns, Finisned with hand-Hcalloped
edges, and beautifully silk lined. Only by actually seelng them can you
fully reallze the beauty of these exqulslte garments.
At Decided Price Reductions
All nt w, i ? ??' ntly avrived "';
derthings at prices that will
hr possible only until present
assortments are depleted.
At $1.50?Dainty Envelope
Chemises of Pink or White
Batiste with novelty trim
\t $1.50?P'11^ or White
Batiste Nightgowns with rib
bon trimming, or hand em
\t &2?Charming Pink Ba?
tiste Nightgowns with heavy
Satin Ribbon tops (as illus
\t &2? ^ew Overseas Blue
Cotton Crepe Nightgowns in
smart. tailored model, finished
At #2?''''^ Cotton Crepe
Nightgowns ? very prad ical
?elaborately trimmed with
\t $2?pini< Batiste Pa
jamas in Billie Burke Style
with Satin Ribbon top or
hand-embroidered in colors.
Priced Very how
Envelope Chemises. .$1.50
Bloomers . $1.00
Nurses' and Maids'
In Regulation model with
convertible collar. made of
good quality Striped Cham
bray or Seersucker. Wonder
ful value at
Red Cross Aprons
In smart belted styles with
shaped neck and long sleeves.
Made of fine quality Cambric.
A rare value at
R E D U C E D !
1 ormerly $25 to $50
$1195, $19.75, $25
Snwir! I'lir-Collftrecl nii'l
plain tailored eoatn m n
variety of swagger styles,
(rood selection of materiala
in 'l'au|H-, Itcindeer, Inir
flundy, Navy, nml HIhcU.
1 .iriiil \\ itli plain or Novelty
Silks. Sizcs 11 lo 18 years.
Spring's Newest Tailored Suiti
for Women Will Be Offered in an Unusual
Sale Today on the Fourth Floor
Tliese suits are exact reproduetions ol* very costly imported
models, and are absolutely without competition ut this 1<>w price.
Handsorne Blouse Styles. Smart Belted cfTeets. and a host of dis
tinctive Sports models are represented in
Fine Quality Tricotine, Poiret Twill. Men"* Wear Serpe,
Gabardine, Tweeds, and Worsted Checks
with waistcoats of Rajah. Pique, or Silk Tricolette. Sr/.es for small,
average, and large figures ? '44 to 50} - bust. Three styles pictured.
ffcvS ifii ?
The Four Little Suits Pictured Give Just an
Inkling of the Many Styles Included Today in a
Sale of Boys' Wash Suits at 83
All new. fresh, crisp little suits in a host of clever styles, mam
exelusivc with Saks & Company, tailored in the best Wash Fabrics
loomed. Some are in All White. others are in smart combination
Stripes and plain eolors. Sizes 3 to 8 years. Without question -
exeeptional values. Second Floor
Select Your Furs Todav for Next
Season at a Big Saving
Only One-Third Need Be Paid Now
lhe balance when you take your furs from storage next 1 all
Raw Furs are advancing as never before the world over. It
seems that all of Europe is wanting furs and ready to pay the price.
Labor, too, is going up and up. and so it's safc to say
that bv next Fall?when you are ready to buy your fms
you will have to pay the highest prices v\rv recorded.
Buy Your Furs Now?in this sale?and you will find that ynU
have scrved from 30% to 50% on every dollar you now invest.
Mink Coat.Formerly $1,350_Reduced to $1,050
Mink Coat.Formerly $750_Reduced to $625
Squirrel Coat.Formerly $495. . Reduced to $415
Squirrel Coat.Formerly $615. Reduced to $545
Se*l Coat.. ,.Formerly $575 Reduced to $475
Nulna Coat.Formerly $195. Rcclu<r,| i,, $165
Hudson Seal Coat.. . .Formerly $250. . . Rcdu.r.l i? $215
Hudson Seal Coat-Formerly $425. . Reduced u, $365
Skunk Scarfi.Formerly $75. .. .Reduced to $55
Skunk Muffs.Formerly $50_Reduced t.. $35
Hudson Seal Muffs. . .Formerly $30. . Reduced to $20
Mink Mutfs.Formerly $65 . Reduced to $45
Fox Scarfs.Formerly $50_Reduced to $35
Fox Scarfs. Formerly $75 Reduced to $50
I urn Listed as Hudson Seal irc Sealdhvd Muskral