THE WASHINGTON TIMES: THURSDAY: SEPTEMBER 19: 1918.
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with, the commission do not today
believe there -would be ony con
siderable financial loss from free
transfers and that on the other hand
the railway companies will greatly
benefit In the shortening of hauls.
It is a maxim of street railway men
the world over that the short haul Is
he mostT profitable. One of the criti
cisms of a blp increase In car fare
to the public Is that It often losrs
Revenue to rallwars, because the
Bhort-haul passengers quit rlSInp and
begin walking. The comparatively
mall Increase asked for here might
teot have such results, at least not
permanently, but there can be no
question that Interchangeable trans
fers will lessen the distance to be
traveled by thousands of Washington
people, lessen the time taken in mak
ing Journeys, and be of Incalculable
benefit all around.
States People's Case.
Charles S. Shreve, president of the
"Federation of Citizens' Associations
today declared his belief that the as
sociation, at Its first meeting early In
October, will go on record In behalf
of transfers as a part of the conces
sion of higher fares to the railways.
"The people of this city," he said,
"have long favored these transfers
and have never seen real good reasons
why they shbuld not have been
granted long years ago except for the
rnoney-grabblng policy that prevailed
for some time, together with an In
difference as to what the ' public
Tho Utilities Commission may In
sist in granting Increased fares, that
the two roads shall co-operate in a
rerouting of their cars to bring about
a further shortening of runs. Inter
change of cars through such a re
routing might be difficult to bring
about, but transfers is not so com
plicated a problem.
It was today certain that the Utili
ties Commission will examine every
suggestion or nroDosltion that mav
lead to betterment of service and re
duction of expenses along with the
granting of an increase. If the cars
o either company may be routed over
the lines of another, with absolute
certainty of benefiting the public and
reducing expenses, the Commission
will have an attentive ear.
U. S. Operation Suggested.
The local branch of the Federal Em
ployes Union recently wrote Director
General McAdoo favoring Federal op
eration of street railway lines of
"Washington. An answer has been
sent, but does not go bejrpnd the
statement that Mr. McAdoo has no
authority 6T law to do this.
Mr. McAdoo has not varied from the
opinion that the law which authorized
the President to take over the steam
railroads of the country did not au
thorize similar action as to electric
railways. He does, however, favor
liberal treatment of electric roads by
The President has undisputed au
thority in the housing law to build,
buy or lease public utilities at any
center of war activities and the. time
may come when he wilt have to in
voke that law- 1ft. "W.ashlnxton.,tc'1n
pure Government employees reichlng
their work on tlmaT t .
Universal satisfaction amonr both
parties in Congress at President Wll- 4
son's choice of John W. Daris as Ameri
can ambassador to Great Britain
sured- prompt approval by the Senate of,.
Davis nomination whn It goes before-'1'
that body. "T
Seldom has a selection of this klndsv
met with such sanction. -ni
Tne announcement of the Presidents.,
decision yesterday came as a generaios
surprise. Mrs. Davis had known of Itoi
for several weeks, and a few others-
were advised, but nothing could be salIoI
until Davis had finally agreed to accepts
in pose so
The new ambassador will return tar
the United States from his conference
at Berne with German officials on th
question of disposition and exchanre oteg
prisoners, before assuming his new 3
duties In Imdon. 4
His successor as Solicitor .General of
'the Department of Justice has not been
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Mrs. Franklin K. Lane, wife of the
Secretary of Interior, one of the most
valued officers of the President's
Cabinet, is president of a new Wash-
ington hospital. The soldiers' con
valescent home, at SOI Fern place
northwest, was opened Monday for
the care of Wounded soldiers by Mrs.
Lane under the auspices of the In
terior Department War Work Asso-j
A stone's throw from Walter Reed,
the soldiers' convalescent home,
which accommodates ten soldiers, is
a different hospital from any other
In the country. Mrs. Lane, president,
More Like Home.
"The biff Government hospitals to
which wounded soldiers from, the
front are returned, house the sol
diers en masse. The plan of my hos
pital is to care for not more than ten
at a time so that the hospital will
seem more like a home than an In
stitution. You see I want the boys
to regain their individuality whlchJ
they lost in the biff war machine, the
The hospital Is a large twelve
room building with two wards, one
containing six white beds, the other
four: two porches, a glass porch and
a screened one: dining room, and a
rest room, which has a VIctrola ana
wrltine desks and lounge couches. The
hospital, once a private dwelling, is
set in a grove of maple trees and is
surrounded by beautiful lawns.
-The boys will make it their home
until they are able to go home and
to work. Mrs. Lane explained.
They will be able to attend the re
construction school at Walter Reed
Hospital. Four of the present pa
tients are minus one arm, five have
lost one leg, and one Is recovering
from severe burns incurred while
training at the American University
Mrs. Lane Is Nurse.
Mrs. Lane has provided well for
their care. Head nurse herself, she
is assisted by a complete hospital
staff. There is a visiting physician
from Walter Reed and seven nurses,
one. Miss Ella Rogers, of New York,
and six V. A. D.'s.
Attired in the uniform of the Red
Cross nurse, Mrs. Lane can be found
frequently assisting the boys on with
their shoes, bandaging them with
gauze, and etttlng on the porches
with them, listening to their stones.
She calls each of them by his first
This unique hospital is financed
by the monthly subscriptions of the
Interior Department War Work As
sociation, of which Mrs. Lane is the
chairman. The board of directors of
the Soldiers' Convalescent Eome are
Mrs. Franklin K. Lane, president;
Mrs. Van Manning, wife of the di
rector of mines, vice president; Mrs.
Alexander Vogelsang, wife of As
sistant Secretary of the Interior, sec
retary: Mrs. L C Copley, treasurer;
Mrs. Clay Taj I man, wife of the com
missioner of the Land Office: Mrs.
Edward TIeman, wlfe'of the commis
sioner of the Pension Bureau; Mrs.
Edgar Merrltt,wife of the assistant
commissioner of the Indian of ice.
This new hospital was furnished
by members of the board of directors.
Many articles were given by .Mrs.
Lane, It will remain in operation un
til the close ol tne war.
G AYETY S?.""
Phone Main 4300.
With Abe Reynolds and Florence Minx.
Next Week Roetal Malda.
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"Tie Girl tVT.n Came Relr"
I Extra Fatty Arbnekle In "The Cook"
By BELLE SQUIRES.
Save paper! Use as little of it as possible and save the waste
whenever practical. Do not burn it. To bum papers, rags, or wood
today is treason.
Save paper! Use your baskets when marketing and do not ask
to have your cabbage, carrots, turnips, and celery wrapped. Refuse
paper bags except when absolutely necessary to protect the food. Ap
ples, oranges, lemons, bananas, and such things do not need bags to
cover them. They have sanitary coverings of their own. So save the
bags. A paper bag saved is a paper bag made. Use your bags again
and again. Save your wrapping paper and your cord and use them
a second and a third time. When broken or soiled, save the remains
for the junk man. Do not burn them!
A paper bag saved is a paper bag made! If every shopper saved
a bag a day by refusLig bags or using the same bag a second time,
it would be equivalent to an output of 20,000,000 bags a day! Twenty
million bags produced and not a tree cut down, not a pound of coal
mined or consumed, not an ounce of precious chemicals used or a hand
turned over to produce them! It is magic! Such could be the record
of the women of America, however, by the simple method of refusing
to use bags needlessly. So use your baskets! Carry your parcels home
unwrapped. Use your paper bags, your paper wrappers a second,
third, and even fourth time when possible. Not to save the merchant,
added expense (that would indeed be heaping coals of fire upon his
head!) but to conserve the nation's paper supply, chemical supply,
and the nation's coal supply.
Could there be but a reduction of 25 per cent in the amount of
paper used, a 25 per cent reduction in the annual 'output, such a saving
would represent 2,000,000 tons of coal and 2,000,000 tons of additional
freight in and out of the mills, or nearly 400,000 carloads. Think what
a saving that would mean!
Save paper! In saving paper you are saving coal Every pound
of paper you refrain, from using means a saving of a pound gpoal
and more. Precious chemicals, too, you'witl be saving that are needed
now in munitions works. Sulphur, caustic soda, chlorine you will be
saving as well as trees and space in freight trains. Save paper!. Do
not burn it! Your waste paper, your empty cartons, boxes, pasteboards
of all kinds, should go to the junk man, that later they may find
their way back to the paper mills to be made again into paper.
Save paper! To bum or waste it is now a form of treason. Save
SNOW IN WATERTOWN, S. D.
WATERTOWN. S. D.. Sept. 19.
Snow fell in Watertown yesterday
for almost an hour. The snow melt
ed, however, as fast as it fell.
U. S. RAIL CONTROL
A saving of approximately J3C.000,
000 In operation of railroads in the
Eastern region during the first year
of Government control Is estimated
In a report to the director general
In a resume of conditions of East
ern roads, A. H. Smith, regional di
rector, shows a saving of J8.500.000
in the operation of passenger service.
His report also shows a decrease In
the cost of handling freight of $3.
400,000. The principle saving has been
brought about by the movement of
heavy traffic of similar kinds In
solid trains. These have been sent
across the country on express train
schedule, thus releasing motive pow
er and rolling stock for other service
In a shorter time, the report shows.
Traffic Zoning Aids.
Zoning of traffic from East to West
and designating direct routes for
shipments has eliminated congestion
about CO per cent. Smith said. The
report explains also that this plan
reduces the amount of traffic hand
led through the busy gateways and
allows for a hastened movement of
freight from North to South.
Tim Connection Made.
By co-ordinating all lines, a great
saving has been made in the trans
portation of railroad material. Smith
asserts. In this, the report shows,
physical connections which hav
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been established at various points I
nave piayed an Important part.
The last phase of Government
operation touched on by the report,
and by which It is claimed greatest
speea in movement of freight was
accomplished. Is the utilization of In
land waterways. This co-ordination
oetween rail and water lines has per
mitted the release of thousands of
freight cars for general use in from
one to ten days sooner than if the
shipments had been continued on
declaring uiat men and women
are reluctant to accept employment-
in the postal service because of the
unnecessary night work and uncer
tain hours of duty, the executive com
mitee of the National Federation of
Postal Employes has called on Post
master General Burleson to conduct
an investigation Into the causes of the
. The committee declares that ih
labor turnover In the larger nostor-
nces is out of reason, and that it Is
becoming increasingly difficult to ob
tain adequate help.
PATROL BOAT SUNK
NEWPORT, It. L, Sept. 19. One of
the naval patrol boats operating from
this station was sunk yesterday by an
explosion wmen was louowed by a
Five of the crew were reported to
have been injured. To avert another
explosion one of tho men released a
depth bomb from its moorings on the
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