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. FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO HELP
FIGHT ON LIVING COST
Washington, Nov. 29. The de
partments of agriculture, commerce,
- postoffice and many members of con
gress are leagued today in an effort
to check the high cost of living. Their
efforts are the direct result of ap-
. peals from the public whose tills are
tapped by some of the highest costs
General boycotts, food dictator
ship, a food embargo, government
, price control all these and more are"
- recommended in an overwhelming
mass of messages to President Wil-
'. son, cabinet members and congress-
While these appeals will not affect
tomorrow's Thanksgiving price list
,-. with turkey heading it at 30 to 45
. . cents per pound officials hope to
make at least a dent hereafter.
The agriculture department is
working on plans for an increased
crop yield as an effective remedy.
The commerce branch reported
, " "some progress" today in pondering
'food cost and distribution problems.
The postoffice department has ad
vanced a proposal to make necessi
; ties more reachable and less costly
through the parcel post.
- " Meantime congress threatens to,
. agitate everything from a food em-
bargo to government price-fixing.
"There is a vast sentiment for a gov
'. ernment commission to fix prices,
though the principal issue will prob
ably be over an embargo.
DE PRIEST LINES UP WITH
LOEB THEY'RE. DEFEATED
Jake Loeb and Oscar Dej Priest
were b,eaten in city council schools
committee this morning by a vote of
11 to 1. Aid. De Priest tried to stop
the committee approval of an ordi
nance to end secrecy of school board
records as run by Jake Loeb. De
Priest was the only alderman to vote
against the subcommittee measure
aimed at forcing Jake Loeb to open 1
' the doors and let the ity council
have a look at documents, journals,
contracts and leases they want to
Proposed salary for elective schodl
board members was raised from
$1,500 to $2,500 a year.
RUSSIANS TAKE KIRLIHABA
GERMANS CLAIM SUCCESS
Petrograd. Ridges and heights
eastward and southward of Kirlihaba
captured by Russian troops.
Paris. Continued progress of al
lied forces north and west of Monas
tir reported. East of Cerna Serbians
carried and retained a height north
westof Crunitza despite violent coun
Northeast of Monastir French zou
aves are pursuing Teutonic forces
and carried height east of Hill 1050.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. Re
pulse of attack by British company
near Givenchy and southwest of
Lens announced. In Somme sector
hostile fire increased daring evening
along north bank of the Ancre.
Gen. Falkenhayn's army advanced
victorieusrly on whole Wallachian
London. If wedge Field Marshal
Von Mackensen is driving toward
Bucharest, capital of Rumania, can
be dulled or stopped until Rumanian
army has fallen back to new line of
defenses presumably along Argesiu
river, Rumanians, reinforced by
Russians, may yet turn retirement
BOOZE AMONG SILK SOCKS IN
"BKnd pies" in the silk-stockiner
Kenwood district! Shocking! But
so the citv leeal den't savs. Suits
were filed today in the Municipal
court against four Kenwood druer-
gists. They are: Jas. Guthrie, 733 E.
47th; Byrd Bigham, 3994 Vincennes
av.; W. J. Kotzenberg, 1001 E. 43rd,
and Chas. Ritzke. 4059 Indiana av.
Charged with polling booze Nov. 24
to city investigators,