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(faocess of Orgaiiization
Called Benrfit lo World
byA. C. Bedford. Head of
Jcrtev Corporation Board
Jlockefeller Is Praised
Foundcr of Petroleum Com
paoy Tells in Letter of
"Anieriea First" Ideals
Kftw the Standard Oil Company
ichi??d its present proportiona and
iaiit up one of the greatest industries
i the world wua related last night at
dinner in the University Club of 135
^fficers and heads of departments of
the New Jersey and thirty-three sub
eidiary corporations, commemoratir.g
t'oe fiftieth anniversary of the forma
lion of the oxiginal corporation in Ohio.
Those who told of the company's
progress were A, C. Bedford, chairman
cf the board of diiectors of the New
Jersey corporation; Walter C. Teagle.
president of the New Jersey corpora?
tion; E. T. Bedford, John D. Rocke
felter jr. ar.u John G. Milburn. Mr.
Rockefeller read a letter from his fath?
er, John D. Rockefeller sr., founder of
the original company, who is at his
Vinter home in Florida, The letter said
that. the writer believed he and his
brother. William Rockefeller, were the
only two persons remaining who were
preser.: at the organization of the
Standard Oil Company i:i Cleveland in j
The spiri: which actuated the men ]
COBtrolling the organization at it j in- |
ception is revealed in the Qnancier's I
"The bnsiness of oil relining was j
\ery protltable in the early '60s," the I
letter s-aiti, "but in the late 'dOs it |
was overdone, and the compe^ition was
ruinoas, so that probably 80 and pos- ,
k.b'y 90 per c< t of all engaged in it
were either barely holding their own ;
or suffering actual loss.
Consolidation Savcd Industry
"Different efforts were made to rem- I
edy the derr.oralizarion which existed
in the industry. but without success;
until at length the Standard Oi] Com?
pany undertook to unite certain re- ;
Jinitig interests under a common own
ership. It was necessary for the
Standard Oil Company to furntsh the
capital to finance the scheme, as the
other reriners. in general, were .>o poor
in cred:t they had no new capital to
invest. i;or would th y have been will
ing to risk the money in an etTort to
redeem the business, had they been
able to obtain it.
"The refiners who availed themselves
of the opportunity to become a part of
this new organization and take stock
?were glad ar.d eager to do so. for under
this new method of cooperation they
received valuable stock representation
for the;- plant:. which theretofore had
been conducted at a loss.
"And here I may be pardoned for say
ing that the Standai I C impany
made a record without pr- cedent in the
hiitory of commercial enterprises in
turnir.g to its weaker and bankrupt
competitora and offering them a chance
to recoup their waning fortunes with?
out any risk on their part, exoeptine
the putting in of their plants, many of
which were superanuated and pooriy
equipped to cope with the more up-to
date ref.r.jries evci of that time."
World Indcbted to Oil
Chairman Bedford, in his hiatorical I
:.ke*ch of the company's g 'owth and
serviee, declared that without oil and
its products and by-products no such
raaterial progress I worid has
made in the last half-century couid
have been possible. "It is rather trite
to say that the Standard Oil Company, j
oa its fiftieth birthday, is one of the
greatest, if not the greatest, business
organization s the world has ever
known." he said. "It certainly has that
xeputation?deservediy or not?and few
there are who will deny it."
Chargea that the i ay's energies
havr been devotcd to securing a mo
nonoly of its bu iini ? llegal
advantages, he <h'<.<] were >: . ?? two
reason ? carried
on for year
Polit;cai and other reasona b;
hoped to proi t and t!
on tbe part of the company to make
any answer to this propagar
"Happily, this misrepresentation is
diaappearing," tl Baid. "We
war.-. the wide '? rld to know r.ct only
the work we are doing. but the aima, j
purpose? and idoals behind that. work.
I think the public cencepti- n of the
Standard Oil Comj botl official and
popular, bow grants that a half ctn
rury of tvaceeas and service c~uld not
have beer. estai ? any other
than moral!j d 1 inda! on-.
"It goea v. ? ? the his
tory oi tl Oil Company is
the history of 1 petroleu n industry
Mi this country. U ? any reapects \* is
also the history i thro g
opt the . countries where
oil proc^' r- -? ,. - ? i rly "rgan
ized il has beei by ? ?? ilating the
?ethods of ' ? eum industry in
"Wiae ' - ? - [ed, ,'<'f the
WINIER AUTO BARGAINS
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SLOSiNG OUT WINTER BOOIES
'aekard, Pierce, Loco, Sedan
?f^d New at Barjain Prices!
TIRE PRICES WILL
?' v>.;i !?.-, Vvu t? BU| '.??*
*itt Bought Carloads at "Right
??iMJorf Automoblle Co?
W3 Brsadway, near 57}h St.
' of the world admit that we have
wgnt otaer .nations many lessons in
uustnal effictency; standardization
, (im cconomic production; to put. it in
, >? Singlo phrase. organized industry.'
-? tnis the Standard Oil Company
btuad tho way first for America, then
ior the world.
i That wisely organized industry doea
!??a? w .at quick and tremendous
? !'o its but qmte the reverse; that there
wust be systemntized methods in dis
| covary and location, transportation and
tlistribution to reduce waste and in
justtca to the minimum, and that the
\i?ory of petroleum from the birth of
; the American oil industry in 1859 at
? Jtusviile, Pa., until the organization
oi the Standard Oil Company in 1870
ana after ftad been one of waste and
, neiaciency were additional poiuts
made by the speaker.
> ,-N'o one pretends to say," Mr. Bed
ford went on. "that .the founders of the
btandard Oil Companv, or th-ir suc
cessors, left the matter of personal
gain out of the question. The can
trary is true. Remove tho incentive of
personal gain and human progress
would not get very far.
"The primary reason for the great
ness and success of the Standard lies
in the character of the men who
lounded it and who carried it on for so
many yeara, Standard Oil and John D.
I Kockefeller are aimost synonymouB in
the pubhc mind. Standard Oil was his
' ''onception, and from the verv begin
nmg his was the guiding hand. If he
aid not first bring heat and light to
mankind he made both easier to obtain
and from one end of the glope to the
otnsr he improved the quality im
measurably and he brought them within
reach of the poorest. No man living or
t.ead has given such vast sums to im
prove the fundamental conditions which
make life worth living."
Mr. Bedford also paid high tribute
to the work and personal scrvice of
such men as Henry M. Flagler, "to
whose vision," he said, "and determina
tion Florida owes it that she is not
alone the great winter resort of the
world to-day but a source of foodstuff*
for the Atlantic seaboard"; Charles
1 n.tt. who established the Pratt Insti
*ute, and Henry H. Ro'gers, "whom few
knew how he gave of himself and
showed his sympathy with suffering or
<ie extent of. his personal contribu
tions to aid the distressed." Their
eharacter, he declared, represents the
spirit which was behind the oil enter
prise from the beginning.
The anniversary celebration started
yesterday morning, when the oil men
rom refineriea and oil fields through
out the country assembled at the
Standard Oil Building, 26 Broadway
and were weleomed by Chairman Bed
ford and President Teagle, of the New
Jersey corporadon, at a luncheon in
the company's dining room. Afterward
they saw the first complete showing
of ihe_ "Story of Oil," a nine-reel film
dcpicting the various processes of pro
ducing, refining and distributing pe
troleum and its products.
Uiiique New YearV Gift
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8.?Thirty-five
million tree seeds, making the most un
usual New Year's gift one nation ever
; made another, are on the way to
Surope, the Amejican Forestry Asso
ciation announced to-day. They are in
tended for reforesting the battle areas
. !' France and Belgium and the de
pleted forests and woodlands of Great
| britain. The seeds were purchased by
'unds raised by members of the asso
':?"'- n. They include Dou?1as Fir
VVestern Larch, White Fir, Engleman
> Spruce, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, White
Ash and Tideland Spruce. More seeds
j are to be sent when funds are avail
Crime 011 Increase
Here, Says Knott,
Disagrees With Enright's
Views at Jury Dinner-,
Unrest in Cities Is Laid
to Enforced Prohibition
miStaWif,ptV,din? the ""P^ted state?
ments of Police commissioner Enright
inat there has not been an increase
of cnme in New Yortt, Sheriff Knott,
speaking at the dinner of the second
I'anel, Sheriff's jury, at the Hotel Bilt
more, last night, declared that official
t'gures show that robberies and other
cnmes have increased, although intox
tcation has deereased.
The speech of Sheriff Knott was not
dirccted against the police. He mere
ly referred to the greater prevalence
of cnme in this and other large cities
since the coming of prohibition, he
said. With regard to crime in New
^ork, since last July, Sheriff Knott.
quoted from the report furnished by
the statistician of the Magistrates'
Court, which he said, showed that there
has been a great increase in the num
ber of robberies committed in this city.
The Sheriff added that Believue Hos?
pital had reported an increase of nar
j cotic cases, which the physicians there
j attributed to prohibition. The warden
| of Sing Sing prison said there had
j been no diminution of the number of
i criminals brought there. The rccord
j of the Sheriff's own office shows an
increase in the number of men taken
I to state prisons.
j _ "Drastic prohibition," said Sheriff
] Knott, "is being forced upon the peo- i
l ple?not temperance, mind you, allow
j ing light wines and beer, which form a
| part of men's diet. This forced virtue
; and morality is causing a feeling of re
i sontment that is undermining the tran
J quillity of all classes of our people.
j The harm resulting from this unwei- !
j come and unsought legislation under- |
mines that tranquillity and sense of I
I ? irsonal responsibility of all the peo- I
Sheriff Knott also spoke of radical ]
reformers who seek to banish the use
of tobacco and try to deprive men of
all their little comforts.
Bolshevism and political radicnlism
also came in for a strong word of con
demnation. The Sheriff made an ap
peal to the members of the second
: panel, composed of men of high finan
l cial and commercial standing, to lend
i their aid to the betterment of eeonomic
conditions in this county by forming a
! sort of non-political betterment organ
They could be of great assistance, he
| said, in the housing problem. the milk
j situation and the traffic tangle, and also ,
i help in the state reconstruction work |
i undertaken by Governor Smith.
Among the members of the second !
panei of the Sheriff's jury are Charles !
! Thorley, foreman; E. S. Chappelle,
I treasurer: Henry Birrell, secretary; j
Edward J. Berwind, Paul J. Bonwit,
! John McE. Bowman, Henry P. Davison,
N'ewman Erb, 0. H. Harriman, Franklin
| Simon, R, A. C. Smith. Payne Whitney,
Harry Payne Whitney and George T.
Woman Shot Mysteriously
Taken to Hospital With Wound
in Her Side
"Pardon the intrusion, I'm shot,"
i said Mrs. Florence E. Kahn yesterday
as she tottered to the door of Mrs.
! Lillian del Morit, a fellow boarder at
j 302 West 123d street.
MrB. del Mont assisted the woman
to return to her own room, but
sereamed for the police &s the wounded
woman laid her hand on a revolver
that was on a table. 7hg weapon had
been discharged twice. One bullet had
gone wild and the other had entered
Mrs. Kahn's left side. She was taken
to Harlem Hospital and probably will
Plan "Poison Liquor" Cases
Prosecution Outlined by Offi
rials From Several States
Plans for the prosecution of the men
indicted in connection with the wood
alcohol poisoning cases were adopted at
a conference held yesterday in the of
fices of United States Attorney Leroy
W. Ross, in Brooklyn. Officials from
Massachusetts, Connecticut. Manhattan
and Brooklyn attenrled.
It is believed the allegred poison
"whisky" dealers will be tried either in
Manhattan or Brooklyn, as this will
avoid the delay which would come as a
result of a tight against extradition,
Another conference of the New York
and New England officials will be held
On Monday the four Brooklyn men
under indtctment, John Romanelli, Sam
uel K. Saleeby, Edward G. Ware and
William'Woller, will be brought before
Judge Chatfield in the Federal Court,
Brooklyn, and a date fixed for their
trial on a charge of violating the Vol
Romanelli, Saleeby and Carmine Vin
cenziata have been indicted in Massa?
chusetts on a charge of murder in the
"Kelly" in_!NewJ)eath Case
Woman Sava Taxicab Companv
Asjent Offered 8200 to Settle
Mrs. Anna Woznick, in applying yes?
terday to the Surrogates' Court for let
ters of administration on the estate
of her husband, Paul, declared his
skull had been fractured when a Termi
nal and Town ta: icab ran into him
January 4. The chauffeur, William
White, who is to be arraigned to-mor?
row in Jeffer-?on Market Court on a
charge of homicide, she said, took the
injured man to Bellevue as a "drunk."
IIo died there the following day.
' Mrs. Woznick alleges that a man,
who said his name was Kelly and
claimed to be a representative of the
taxicab company, offered her $200 com
pensation fo.v the death of her husband.
which she refused, It was at the order
of R. J. Kelly, an adjuster for the
Terminal and Town Company, that the
body of Mrs. Anna Calleis, who was
fatally injured when run down by a
taxi, was buried without notification
to her relatives.
Army Flyers Go to Honoluhi
Fourth Seetion to Pass T\vo
Year* on Islands
The fourth seetion of the Aerc
Squadron. with eleven officers and 130
men under command of First. Lieuten
ant Harry II. Young, left Mitchel Field
Mineola, yesterday, i'or Ford Isand, neai
llonolulu. They will pass two years
there doing coast patrol duty, observa
tion work and map making. With the
detachment went a quantity of motor
transportation material. At Honolulu
the men will receive the newest types
of De Haviland planes and hydro air
This seetion is said to he the pick of
tho field, as most of the men served
overseas while a majority of them were
members of the First Air Squadron
which reached Europe in udvance oi
the American air forces.
ESTABLISHED OVER 76 YEARS
SLOANE VALUES SLOANE QUALITIES SLOANE SERVICE
SPECIAL INVENTORY SALE
977 Domestic and Imported Rugs
WILTON, AXMINSTER, SAXONY AND
BODY BRUSSELS WEAVES
186 Rugs, Size 9'o" x 12V; Regularly $52.50 to $172.25
Sale Price?$47.25 to $150.00
72 Rugs, Size 8'3" x io'6"; Regularly $62.50 to $160.50
Sale Price?$55.25 to $136.00
20 Rugs, Size g'o" x 15V'; Regularly $108.50 to $232.50
Sale Price?$97.50 to $197.50
24 Rugs, Size 11*3" x 15V; Regularly $85.50 to $310.00
Sale Price?$77.00 to $263.50
32 Rugs, Sizes from io'6" x 12V to n'3" x 12V;
Regularly $91.00 to $261.25
Sale Price?$81.75 to $220.00
69 Rugs, Sizes from 4'6" x 7*6" to 6'9" x 9V:
Regularly $27.75 to $109.25
Sale Price?$23.00 to $93.00
574 ROYAL WINDSOR SEAMLESS REVERSIBLE RUGS
Plain and Figured
Sizes g'o" x 12V; Regularly $94.30
Other Sizes at proportionate reductions.
Bring the measurements of your room.
No C. O. D. Sales No Returns
FIFTH AVENUE & 47TH STREET, NEW YORK
Lord & Tayior
Store Closes at 3 P. M.
January Sale of Household Linens
Featuring Scotch Damask
Table Clotlis' and JSapkins
Celebrated for Their Sturdy Wearing Quahties
Offered at Unusually Low Prices
Pure Linen Damask Table Cloths
72x72 inehes, 72x90 inehes, I
22x22 inehes-m? .-.dozen. $10.95
Odd Table Cloths
W.95 $10.95 $12.95
Napkias to Match
24x24' inehes..*-,??.. ???>.. v.dozen, $12.?5
vTnIn rTine11 DaTask> Breakfast size.dozen $5.95, $7.75, $8.75, $9.75 Pure Linen Damask.
\<u incnes...... .$5.95 | Dinner size.dozen $8.75, $9.75, $10.50, $12.50 I ^9*69 inehes...$7.50
Towels and Toweling Decorative Linens
Pure Irish Linen Hflck Towels, hemmed, dozen $8.50 Closing Out at Very Low Prices.
Hemstitched.,.dozen $10.50 Hand-Emhroidered Madeira Linens
Guests' All Linen Towels ..-.???.dozen $6.00 . Scarfs.each $5.00, S6.00, $7.00
Crash Dish Toweling, all pure linen.yard 35c Doylies.dozen $3.50, $4.00
Tray Cloths.each $1.00
Hand Embroidered Italian Linen Scarfs
Each.$7.50, $9.00, $10.50
Hand-Made Cluny I^ace Luncheon Sets
13 pieees.set $10.00
Kitchen Towels, hemmed ready for use. dozen $2.95
Glass Towels, hemmed, ready for use. . dozen $3.85
Cotton Huck Towels, scalloped, dozen, $5.00; hem
stitched, satin striped.dozen $2.95
Bath Towels......each 50c, 75c, $1.00
An Unusual Offering of
Plain Filet Net
Made of Egyptian long fibre yara, clean and
finely finished, in ivoiy, white/ and ecru, 44
Plain Filet Net Curtains
Excellent quality net made of fine long fibre yarn,
finished with two-inch hem at bottom and side; white
or ecru; 40 inehes wide and 2V2 yards long.
and Pillow Cases
Excellent Values Offered
Those Interested in Rugs
Should Take Advantage of This
Twice-a-Year Oriental Rug Event I
You may select from choice examples of
Persian, Turkish, India and Chinese weavea
at Prices Far Below current wholesale cost.
9x12 feet.$245 to $595
9x12 feet.$350 to $750
average size S\UxGlA feet
$55 to $95
A Rare Collection of
in small and room sizes
at prices ranging from
$27.50 to $2,000.00
9x12 feet.$300 to $450
9x12 feet..$275 to $100
Iran Dozar Rugs
average size 5x6 J> feet
$145 to $225"
Quality Furniture Offered at Lowered Prices
in the January Sale
Dining Room and Bedroom Suites and Many Odd Pieces
Are Marked at Prices That Justify an immediate Yisit
Hepplewhite Dining Room Suite; 10 pieces; Mahogany lea
Four piece Hepplewhite Mahogany Bedroom t- ?,. _.?-?. t ?-*??? o wi t^,-^? c?;+? a^u ?c
r, ., . i.-^ 11 js. j u ? -u j rour piece Louis XV L. Bectroom r>uite, cnoice 01
Suite; beautifully figured mahogany in handsome
design.$745.00 ivory, walnut or mahogany.?.$445.00
Sh '?? Floor_,_