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TTTE WASHINGTON TIMES. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 18; 1918.
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Government officials Inch and 'ow
from one end of 'Washington to an
other, were today forcibly reminded
of the urgent needs In this city or
a Federal hall of record?, by recom
mendatlons made to Congress by the
"War Department for an appropriation
of $450,000 for a fireproof building
in which to store records of war
The glaring fact that the United
States is the only large nation of the
world without a Federal archives
building in which millions of impor
tant documents should be stored is
not at all new. for Congress has had
the matter Impressed upon it for
War Add To JVecenalty.
The war and the huge develop
ment of activities here has added em
phasis to every argument heretofore
made for the quick erection of such
a building. Of almost one accord of
ficials of every executive department
today expressed the hope that when
Congress takes "up the request of the
War Department it will not pass over
the general need of a great fireproof
hall of records having sufficient
space for all departments.
Men who have been agitating the
question for years today said they
would again endeavor to force upon
Congress the seriousness of a condi
tion that has no parallel. Even be
fore the war such a building was ab
solutely necessary but now that bil
lions of dollars are being expended
where millions were before author
ized; that the military and naval re
cords of millions of the country's best
rcen are being gathered. Including the
insurance records, it needs no argu
ment, officials declared, that there
should be the speediest sort of action.
Archive Bulldinc Authorized.
The peculiar thing is that Congress
more than five years ago recognized
the imperative needs for an archives
building and In an act signed by the
President March 4, 3813. autnomea
the supervising architect of the
CTDkUn TO PAT MTI.DRED HARRIS
dlKAMJ IN "FOR HUSBANDS ONLY."
TOMORROW SESSUB IIATAKAWA IN
DI 7 TODAT
BESSIE BARRISCALE IN
"MAIDS O' THE STORM"
TODAY AND ALL THIS
WEEK THAT FAMOUS
BEAUTY OF THE SCREEN ALMA
RUBENS IN "THE GHOST FLOWER"
PADTkEU TODAT AND TOMORROW-
UiUl"r' PRITZI BRUNETTE IN
NATIONAL TtKz. 20
JOITV COTIT Offers
The tw HlDzleal Comely
with ELEAAon. pAivrnn
and GO other.
Starting Sunday The RJvlera Clrl.
Daily; j5un , J'sHol'ya ,,'
Joe Jackson ATt,"
Herbert Clifton. "Crmbv'n Coram."
with Vrllx Itusli Id. Olhen runny
i THIS WEEK
:i:ev, soe to s:.iio
"SHUrVEttT Mat. Thar. A Sat.
uAITEACmOSS I ssc to 1.S3
SELW.V A CO. WlliSEVT
"Win rapturon approval." Pot.
In "Information Please"
c "Buiiness Before Pleasure"
.TIGHTS SCO. TUB ITER. Mat.. ZtZO.
Tonlxtit. SOe-K. Mt Today. ISc-JIJM).
In the Dramatic Triumph of the Year
By AUGUSTUS THOMAS.
NEXT IIKRTIIA KALICII
WEEK IN "THE IUDIII.E WOMAN."
FOR HUSBANDS ONLY
iTS GARDEN uYf-
TODAY AND TOMORROW
I OEW'S COLUMBIA
ConUnuoua 10 30 a-4t. to 11 p.m.
-Ont of a Clear Sky"
Chevy Chase Lake
Two Ills rilllon.
They Go to the Links to Forget Their
JlB MS SetoNifc. SHOT - Wi3 gF NO.uJVJe fnouJCAOl V IlZJ SMGtr " rr7 1 tU? dH 10 lAlrVO CAl&eiS
gliplk rrKS tW'SCb. f IPS 3 pivlC W5LCS. I S Jlrt ' TMg rVrg gpjT ir & "TASSCLS.
' . I I - lllll ff V-k &-k .? .rV Bill
Treasury to draw plans and named a
high commission to approve iu
plans. This commission, still in ex
istence, conslstea or tne vice rrm
an. cn.4trr nf th House. Secre-
taries of the Treasury, War and In
ppk. ha. npivMArl fnr eventual Con
ine Al.t J. ... -
..AInn nf a hlltlrilnP Of mOIfi than
8.000.000 viuare feet of spate, but pro
vided that tne original ouuuins. "- "
would be enlarge'd, should contain
3.000,000 square feet and cost 11.500.
000. The plans were drawn within
less than a year after the bill passed
and are today in the office of super
vising architect. The commission
authorized in the act. ior var.
reasons, has never approved the plans.
That's the status of the matter at this
Secretary McAdoo and every Secre
tary of the Treasury for years back
recommended to Congress the erec
tion of a big fireproof hall of records.
This recommendation has been con
sistent and direct.
Government Kllea In Cellars.
There are in existence photographs
showing accumulation of Government
files in cellars, attics, hallways, and
innumerable places that are not fire
proof. The scattering of Government
work into ramshackle rented build
ings all over Washington has added
to the dangers not only In the de
struction of valuable records of the
United States but of human life. Chief
clerks of Government departments
are doing all they can to make these
old buildings safe for employes and
The evident Intention of Congress
in passing the act of March 4. 1913,
was to go right ahead with the Fed
eral archives so soon as the commis
sion approved the plans. The act
appropriated 15,000 for the cost of
drawing the plans and fixed a limit
on the cost of the building. Just two
things have been necessary. Appro
val of the plans now lying in the
Treasury and appropriation of money
The act went so far as to authorize
the selection, condemnation and pur
chase of a site. Various sites were
looked over by officials and several
tentatively agreed upon as suitably
located and having the necessary
area. That, too, was up to the com
mission. HOG ISLAND REPORT MADE.
The report on the Hog Island ship
building project, prepared by Attor
ney General Gregory, has been re
ceived by President Wilson. It Is a
thick volume of evidence and statis
tic The President Is expected to
make the report, or a summarw of
it. public soon.
Mnth and D Streets . V.
The Mile s. Minute 1'hotopl.iy
WII.I.IAM FOX PRESENTS
MR. LOGAN, U.S.A.
The mot tbrllllnc and during story
of the Secret Service otr ahown.
Cyclonic Two Gun Man
Of the Screen
A itlldr for life down m preclnl
toos mODotnln on n honr I one nf
(be mer Incident in tnia extraordi
nary film production.
Oth and n Sin X .
"RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE"
The Greatest Wrote Drama
From the famous note! hy
C--A C1NA " I""! P t.
HOIHU I'rollo Dally
SAM H1TR nnd Ills Daffy Dills
Hie I.adlea' .Matinee Dnllj 10c
Arxt Week ParUlan Iieautlra
TIIR TALICE OF BURLESQUE.
All Thla Week With Matinee Dally
THE AUTO GIRLS
! - .sflF(LJi'rj7'Ty7Bft I
W. S. S. MAIL SALES
A record was made yesterday In
war savings stamps sales by letter
carriers In the contest being held un
der auspices of The Times. After an I
adding machine had been requisition-)
ed it was found that approximately)
8,500 had been exchanged by patriot- '
ic citizens for Government securities
represented by' the green "stickers.";
This brings the total sales from the ,
start of the contest to date to about
141,500. with just four days left lie-'
fore the winners are known.
Particular activity was shown bv I
the carriers In Section No. 1, com-j
posed of men assigned to the busi
ness district, although there were no J
important changes in standing. There
are Just thirty-three men assigned to
the downtown section, and every one
of them Is a contestant. Twe'e of
them have already recorded sales In
excess of 51,000 each. Several more
are within reaching distance of that
Gain of f00 for Day.
Although showing a gain of only
J200 for the da.y. Carrier Tiffany re
tained his nrst-place position, and
Carrier Greer kept pace in the "runner-up"
place. Hlley Splkex secured
his standing as third, and Kmanuel
Hoffman left no doubt as to his right
to fourth In the list. Carriers Wolfe
and Steldel made considerable prog
ress, while Riley just managed to stay
at the bottom of the list of the
Jn the second section. "Alphabet"
Main jumped from third to first place.
exchanging places wnn jiaytr, jrai -
day's leader. Houchen holding the,
second position. Carrier Cavanaughj
. f.i . I
made his debut in the list of the
A. J. Baker, the Chevy Chase enthu
slast. continues serenely on In first
place of the third section men, while
Andrew Burga oustea josepn jurncrj j'ershing Day. a special drive was in
from second place. The latter, who l"stuuted. with $1,731 as the result
not the middleweight champion ofi Ernplojes of the Capital Traction
the same name, is a wrestler himself, company ha bought $7,220.30 of
and declares he already has a half-! atanl,,,
Nelson on one of the prizes, and) .
SV?$Z$ CLERGY TO PLAN DRIVE
sational jump from the bottom of the
list to fourth place, and his rai e Is; The subcommittee on churches of
being watched with interest by hl. the Liberty Loan Committee of the
associates. . District has invited all local clergy-
Will "Stun" tlie Otllre. I men to meet It tomorrow at 4.110 p.
Carrier Clark, of the downtown i m. to discuss the part they will take
men. announced to Superintendent. '" "''" ,thoI,'trlc I1otafI',ub-
., . , , , bcriptions to the fourth Liberty loan.
Scliooley yesterday th.it he ould re- More than ,0(, rIerByrnen are ex.
ptrt some sales todav "that would ( ,cted to attend Commissioner
stun the office." said .- hooley antici-, jjronnlow will open the meeting,
pates a senational change in the! Ryron S Adams, chairman of the
standing. Tiffany, the leader, lias is-; subcommittee, will outline the plana
sued a defiant rhallenge. hinting that for the drive and open the dlsctii
he also "has something up his sleeve." slon. John Brewer will head a new
while Ashford, who.-e route is nlong ly organized subcommittee which is
"the Wall Street diitnct," as the to solicit subscriptions from out-of-flnancial
section is Known, also prom- titwn corporations with branch of
lies surprises fires here. This subcommittee held
Emanuel Hoffman. The Munsey :i onferenre villi the Liberty loan
Building substitute, is r, ported to committee jcstt-idav, and will meet
have overslept yesterday morning, again today.
. ,m- ii in
Old Troubles and
In W. S. S. Contest
Section Xo, 1.
J. W. Tiffany J3.733.50
K. I Greer 2.737.00
It. G. Splker I.514.G0
Emanuel Hoffman 2,05:.40
R. S. Ashford 1.87S.63
M. H. Duckett 1.319.00
K. Rrldwell 1,301.05
If. A. Clark 1.156.20
C. L. Steldel 1.112.03
J. L. Wolfe 1.053.84
C. A. Weber 1.002.C0
T. B. Kelly 1.000.00
Section No. :.
J. I K. Main $636.30
W. n. Houchen 390.00
J. K. Mayer 513.00
J. Thorp 4S3.75-
.1. M. Compton 438.40
T. Winston S72.S3
G. Sachs 334.80
T I Cavanaugh 24600
Section Ao. 3.
A. J. Paker JS01.33
Andrew Hurga 382.23
Joseph W. Turner 480.80
D. A. Mclnturf 183.50
II. K. Gutshall 156.50
A. U. McQuInn 122.35
II. Allison 112.23
C. M. Eiker 104.00
but nevertheless managed to record a
substantial jump In sales.
AVIATORS TAKE W.S.S.
Other War Savings Stamps organ
izations are outclassed by the Bureau
of Aircraft Production, War Depart
ment Eight weeks ago there was
organized a w. s. ;. s-ocieiy ana
rani'!i nf the " ififi mnlrivet
' . .... .
0f jjl',000 have Dcen made.
j , jicCarlhy, appointed a sales
,., in ,acn of twenty-one bu-
Reports received liy the District W
S S Committee from the Patent Of
lice show sules from January 1 to
dale to be J40.3S4 Last Friday,
Max Spiegle's Greatest Effort
THE EMBODIMENT OF BEAUTY
A Fascinating Gathering of
TO THE LADIES
An Inflation la njrliln eitended to the l.nillea nf Wash
Inctnn to Kllnru rllkrr the TIlIltMIsI or I'riilar matinee.
Find New Ones Instead
M-sva Kk . W-a. ar ? arm ar T !
IN ILK PRICES
A clash between Clarence R. Wil
son, District Food Administrator, and
Virginia and Maryland milk pro
ducers, when the wholesale milk price
advances from 33 to 40 cents a gal
lon October 1 is forecast by the con
tinued refusal today of Mr. V'ilson to
sanction the 10 per cent Increase.
Continued efforts have been made
by the Maryland and Virginia Milk
Producers' Association to have the
District Food Administrator approve
of the price Increase but Mr. Wilson
Intimates that active opposition will
he fnrthcominir after October 1
"It Is not up to the local Food Ad-J
mlnlstrator to pass on rank prices
outside the District." stated Mr. Wil
son today. "But when milk charges
are raised in Washington It concerns
the Food Administration greatly."
Mr. Wilson stated that he would be
unwilling lO say wncuicr u. uimwii
of the 16 per cent Increase asked by
me producers WDUIU UC inn. ucLt.uub
that action must come after retailers
had raised the. price.
While the Food Administrator de
clared that the system of distribution
of milk In this city is evidently re
sponsible for the high price he stated
that new systems had failed in other
cities and that the solution of the
problem lay In Improving the present
Mr. Wilson today praised the pa
triotism of Washington lunch room
owners In co-operating so readily
with the Food Administration In the
'"matter or reaucing inc. vntc m
a!criAs of milk from 10 to 3 cents. The
matter of reducing
twelve restaurateurs who attended
the meeting promised to help make
the price reduction move general
among other .Washington lunch
rooms and the success of their plan
is seen today in the charging of 5
cents a glass for milk in all local eat
The minimum wage bill for the Dis
trict of Columbia was signed by the
Speaker and the Vice President yes
terday and Is the hands of the Presi
dent. President Wilson is expected
to sign the measure within a short
The bill applies to women and
minors in the District. It provides
for a minimum wage board of three,
which- the District Commissioner
are required to appoint, and which
will Investigate wage conditions and
Issue orders with regard to adiiiuate
HELD FOR GRAND JURY.
William I!. O'Brien. S2". Twenty
fifth street northwest, was held for
the action of the grand jur by tin
coroner's jury investigating the death
of Hope s Rathbone. colored, who
was knot Led clow "i l a truiU said to
have been operated 1 O Itrien. while
she w.i crossing Fonr-eenth and Ver
mont aenuc on August 11
Cepyrlifct. WIS. by R. L.
Today's Market ffirits
Trices to retailers and central market
information funCJhed by Bureau of Mar
kets. U. 8. Department of Arricnltura:
fair prices to consumers, by th District
AIHWDANT Tomatoes, strlnr beans, cab
bare. etCPlant. peppers, cooklnr. apples,
potatoes, kale, carrots.
NORMAL Sweet potatoes, sweet corn,
onions, crapes, plums, cantaloupes, let
tuce. SCABCK Oranres, eatlnx apples, water
melons, beets, cucumbers, bananas,
lemons, peaches, peara.
Coat to Falrprlca
Itetaller to Consum-
eta -roaar. er loaar.
nEAKS, snap. U pk... -7c S-llc
DEKTM. bunch... S- 7c 7-Ile
CEI.KRV. bunch .... 4- 8c -lle
MnntoE, ib m-:uc :H-e
CARROTS, bunch I- 3c I- se
do., cut, Ib 2-3Hc S-Be
CUCUMBERS, each ... 2- 4C 3- 6c
local, each J- Se 5 aa
KAU. pk. (J lbs.)... 10-lJe 13-He
LI.TTUCK. head, local 3- Cc S-lOo
do. New York, head (- c S-15
OMOMS. dry. U pk.. . -le 10-1 le
l'EPPERS. local, each. H-i,c -lii
No. 1. pk (IS lba)4TH-s:Uc S:tt-H
No. 2. pk. (IS Iba.) 2S-30C 30-40e
Sweet. No. 1. A pk 12-lte IS-:oe
Swwet. No. 2 l-llc 11-lJo
New Zealand. U pk. S- "e 7-I0
do. natlre, U pk.... 10-i:c 13-17e
SQUASH, white, each.. 1-lVic lft-SM
Larce. doz. ,2S-3Sc K-S0
Medium, dos .... 15-:0c 20-3OC
Local, larve pk.
(1 Iba) 7-llc 13
Ixcal. amatl. pk.
Pi4 lbl.) 4-Sc -7Ji
do., (ancr, U Pk 13-llc lS-25a
do4 rood. l pk 9-13c 13-lsa
do., aeeonda. ! pk.. 4- 8c 4-lle
BANANAS, dox 20-30 2J-40C
No. 1. each Ii:c 12-lte
do., local No. 2.
each 4- 7e S-lle
do. Colo, and Del..
each C-lc 8-23
Local (3U Ib. bsk.) ltd 2J-40
do.. New Tork (3
Ib. bsk 2Ss 10-33C
Cal. 442'a. dol 12-17C JS--?Je
do . Cal . 3t0'a. doz. 1C-20C tO-73
Cal.. 21C. doz ... S:-SCc CJ-'Se
do. Cal.. 17t. doz . li-llc 7.1-90e
PC1RK. fancy, doz... 33-ic 40sc
White and yellow (4
It. bsk) 50-S8C Si-SOe
do. white and yel
low. ', pk. bsk . IS-!".- 25-JJe
WATERMELONS, lb.. 1U-2C 4-Se
Western (4 qt. bsk). C9-87C 7J-I.1J
TO MME NEW DRY ZONE
NEW YORK, Sept. IS. The War
Department is about to create a dry
zone in the vicinity of the pas mask
factory at Lone; Island City, where
10,000 persons aro employed. It will
affect only some half a dozen saloons.
The croup of factories is at Jackson
and Second avenues.
The practice of many of the Kas
mask workers of drinking beer with
their lunches In the saloons in the
vicinity of the factory is believed to
be the reason for the creation of this
ilrv zone This will make three dry
zones in Queens. The other two are
at Fort Totten and Fort Tilden.
PARIS HONORS WRIGHT
PAIHS. Sept. IS. The first stone of
the monument to the memory of Wil
bur Wright, Inventor of the first
practical airplane, will be laid Octo-
1 ber 27 In the presence of the American
1 ambassador and representatives of the
allied armies. On the same day, the
luotlt anniversary ui mti citxuuu w
Lafayette to the Chamber of Deputies
wilt be celebrated Streets will be
named after Washington, Tresldent
Wilson, and Wright
Furnished on Short Notice
Day and Night Service..
A nEHY OF STKXOfill.V
r n Kits KUitMSHCD ivnnriE
Multigraphing and Mimeo
graphing. SPECIAL ATTENTION
Shorthand reporting, stenog.
REXFORD L. HOLMES. Inc..
321-323 SOUTHERN SLDG.
Office Thone Main 8178.
Residence Phone Lincoln 2323.
ASKED BY HOOVER
The American people will be called
upon to eat real "war bread." similar
to that with which their allies now
have to be content. If an amend
ment favored by Food Administrator
Hoover Is made to the pending ?S
182.49.000 revenue bill.
Mr. Hoover would require the use
In this country of mixed flour In the
baklna; of bread Sb per cent wheat
and 20 per cent other cereals. In
stead of the- use of such flour remain
ing; optional with the housewife, he
would havo It practically made com
pulsory. Itepresentative Itainey of Illinois.
at the suggestion of Mr. Hoover, to
day submitted to the House ways and
Means Committee, of which he Is a
member, the proposed Hoover amend
ment which would abolish the tax
of 4 cents a barrel on mixed flour.
This tax has prevailed since It was
established as a revenue-raising
measure during; the Spanish-American
Mr. Hoover would exempt such
flour from taxation and make it so
cheap and plentiful as to virtually
compel its use In bread-making In
view of the cost of wheat flour.
Opposition to the amendment by
the. milling Interests of tbe N'orth
wtjst', who have hitherto opposed the
abolition of the tax on mixed flour. Is
anticipated, but Mr. Hoover, who out
lined the situation In a letter he ad
dressed to Itepresentative Ralney, Is
reported to be confident Congress will
support him, especially, he explained,
as he is asking the American people
to only make the same -win-the-war"
sacrifice their allies are making
CONGRESS MAY RECESS
Members of the House who have
fights on their hands are getting
anxious to depart from Washington
and go to their homes for a few weeks
in order to make speeches and look
after their organizations. Once the
revenue Lill is passed, there will b
in all probability a sudden exodus of
A number of House members and
a few Senators will go out to make
Liberty loan speeches elsewhere than
in their districts or States.
Home of Hart Schafrner & Marx Clothes:
Home of Hart Schafiner & Marx Clothes
1109-11 Penn. Ave.
BEING BUILT UP
With Lou nail Indicted for the mur
der of little Eva Roy on Anzuit 6.
the Fairfax connty authorities are
now doing everything" possible to
balld up a stronr case against tha
woodcutter, who has been held In
Jail for more than five weeks.
In continuing the case until the
fourth Monday in November. Judge
Brent acceded to the request of Wal
ter Oliver, attorney for the defense.
It was expected by those prose
cuting the case against Lou Hall that
additional evidence will develop In
the grand Jury hearings. In (he ab
sence of anything sensational devel
oping those worklnr In behalf of the
Commonwealth are said to be con
The Commonwealth has notrtopped
Its Investigation of other clues re
ported during the time Intervening
since the crime, but Is preparing Its
case to use such evidence If the case
against Hall fails either at the trial
In November or before that time.
"Knitting and Sewing." by Maud
Churchill NIcoll, an American woman
residing In London, shows In the most
practical manner by Interesting detail
and Illustration how patriotic women
can make seventy useful articles for
men In the army and navy. ( (
All profits from the sale of the
book accruing to either author or
publisher are dedicated to the Ameri
can Red Cross. George H. Doran
Company, of New Cork, Is listed aa
The book, more than 200 pages of
Instructions and Illustrations, was
compiled under unusual conditions.
Mrs. NIcoll, who Is the wire of Bo
Lancy NIcoll. of New York city, wsj
one of those Americans who, from tha
outbreak of the war In Europe, was
devoted to the cause of the allies, and
firmly believed, after the Invasion of
Belgium and northern France, that It
was the duty of America to light
without delay. So, In December of
1914. she began a course in nursing at
the Y. W. C. A- and by April of 1915
had received a diploma.
Two months later she went abroad
for service in England, but bad,
hardly begun when she was) run
down by an automobile and narrow
ly escaped with her life. Ever since
then she has lived In England. Sha
is still unable to walk.
She devoted much of her lone con
valescing periods to knitting and
sewing for soldiers. Many of her
friends among the soldiers and
sailors visited her frequently, and
from them she learned at first hand
just what were their needs, and ta
what articles they found the most
Tells Women How tp Gt Stronr
Greenfield, Mass. ?I am, a nnrsa
and the grippe left me in a weak,
rundown condition "with a cough
my friends asked me to try VinoL I
did so and it has built up my
btrength so that- I am in perfect
health at the present time and I
am recommending Vinol to others."
Mrs. F? M. Locke.
There is no secret about VinoL
It owes its success in such cases to
nf jmrl end liver nentoncs. iron
and manganese peptones and glyc
erophosphates, tne oldest ana mese
famous body building and strength
creating tonics. We strongly rec
CDonnell's Drug Stores and
WOMEN I0LD HOW
10 AID WARRIORS
Wide belt all around,
brass buckle and rings,
O. D. collar, wind
proof lapel, strictly
Humphry & Ward
j l'lli:K upon pnjnient of War Tux niilr. 3e.
fif. Sunday -t
m. -t :;S9p.ab'