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-W. L nesse. edairman
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Adm esim is. &uEiS.
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W" te two sg at .0 we
at the - hlipping beas
*ps t. ba.m oub
by the Imes shield retain
Masmest immed by Admiral Ben
to this elect comes as a surprisa
many who had the idea Admiral
automatically would be
pped from the Shipping Board with
advent of the Rarding Admini
question has been discussed."
isbal Benson sad. "and the only
Won I take Is that the two mem
a sonred by the Bsenate sheqid
to safeguard the, intmestewbf
mment and of the Shipping
itbout, however. performipg
efunctions ot the board.
happes to be a commts
reof as Government. and
will continue to safeguard the in
t of the Government until prop
dmiral Denson today addressed the
thern Commercial Congress at the
I Willard. He said thie Ahipping
gave the public notice more
fbe a year ago that a policy of
hment must be followed by all
engaged in the work of building
thi merchant zmarine.
WAen I became chairman of the
aping Board less than a year ago
determined then tlot large say
were necessary in every branch
the servie. Dy 'reduction in the
It. elimination of mhany depart
to which overlapp0d each other.
t six million dollars were saved.
careful study of the various
has of operating we have cut
many items of expense. Our
have endeavored to meet our
e en overtime and In other ways.
ection with our manning prob
we have ende vored to cut out
to whenever as. Wherever it has
discovered. Of course we have
met with th .fuflest success In
lesort to reduce. an expenses to
Inimum. We have speeded up
oficiency of our me.,- however,
made good progress in the diree
of cutting expenses. Our exper
has been no different than the
*noes of other large corpora
iscussing the marine act of 9200.
rman Benson said there is not a
on of. the act which should not
fully enforced when the time
a one who has given close study
the internalonal situation," he
nued. "the shipping act will have
to do with bringing about fair
to our shipping men who ack
for an even chance in world
at is my interpretation of the
section S should play in any
g the Shipping Board does in the
ment of that section. Other
ions when enforced will bring
an end the discriminations now
ioapping us in tie development
athw Hale. president of the
Atlantic Maritime Corporation,
the congress a few facts con
lag the merchant marine and its
tion to American foreign trade.
nsess we estatlish the proper re
-onghip with the foreign dountries
which we expect to trade." Mr.
said, "and with our principal
petitors, we shall do more harm
* good. Our entire foreign trade
in so far as it relates to
1gn countries must rest upon two
athe Srst place, we must adopt
irit of friendly rivalry and not
ut-threat conmpetition with our
epal competitors. In the second
we must adopt a spirit of uerv
and not of exploitation in our
lags with the less developed na
aof the world and with those
ens which now need economic re
lag after the ravages of the
KU ON CO-OPERATION.
4o S. Rowe, director general of the
4American Union, 'spoke on attain
closer co-operation between the
ed States and the republics of
ent Thomas R. Preston, of
louthern Commercial Congress.
mied the following resolutions
ittee to prepare the platform
e congress for its activities fur
coming year. Albert E. Tate. of
Point. N~. C., was uppointed
man; J. C. McKinley. West Vir
W. L2 Coats. Florida; D). A.
,South Carolina; .1. E. Walkor.
Ia: Congressman W. D. Upshaw,
a: John N. Raunkin. Misesispi;
Krause. Louisiana; Willsen
ders, District of Cot-amble;
cRae,. Tennessee; Crawforl
Alabama, and C. R. Breek.
all to Speak at "Y."
*. tustrated 'tectute, "Far F'rom
ing Crowd In France.':' .wll
-I by Dr. A. 0. McCall at S
ottight in the Y. M. C. A.
m. I788 0 street northwest.
women are Invited.
* MBNR THE NAME
hen North 63
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isl a is d sebe fair
' wthe" se Imngeaies o
Wa aretd by the W=
- today o a eia e
"4 dentessare 0"t a
111IWeather we hae bed is
ami s fer the VGAst 1
bet be sewhat
"offelais at the Weathe
Th@ etremely high winds ad
the old weather wheemarked
the last Iangeration Day will
be lashing. it was stated.
Platt Denies U lres Caused
Failure-W1il Bare Audi
An emphatio deaal that a a -
counting o the disbursements of
the detua Trewsry Co-operaUve
Store was being witheld. and that
large salares were paid to Its ma
agers, which was largely responsi
ble for its falere; was made ~dday
b .. Pat, chief clerk of the
Treasury Departmeat, and a member
of the executive enoiniltte of the
111A1S16 BAD JUDGM1NT.
"xport accountants are now an
alyzing the djily transactions of the
store from the date it opened to tlte
date it closed, and as soon as the
analysis is completed it will be open
to Inspection by every officer and em
ploys of the Treasury Department,"
Mr. Platt declared.
"The investi a thus far has not
disclosed any onesty. but there Is
every indicetion of bad judgment dis
played in making purchases, and of
marked inefficleacr and laxity in keep
ing the books. At this time these two
factors appear to be the principal
causes of failure. When the work of
the accounts is completed, their report
ahd tabulation will be open to inspec
The report is expected to be orn.
pleted within two weeks, it was
stated today. Every bill. invoice,
voucher and check Is being care
fully scrutinised and every effort Is
being made to ascertain when and
how the money was lost and the
responsllility for it. This report
will be based on the original papers
and not on the books as kept by the
store. . The work han already hee
oospltted to Mareh 20, 1920. on
which date it is shown that the lia
bilitles exceed the assets by 6.6645.14.
In arriving at these Igures. the ac
countants were compelled to accept
the- inventory of $3060.17 as report
ed on that date.
TEINKS SALARAVE NODUEATE,
"The salaries paid to the store
managers was rather small. taking
into consideration the amount of
business that was being done," said
one of the store officials today.
"When the store was opened with
John J. McGrath as its manager, he
was paid only a salary of $3000 a
year, while hin son, who managed
the store at the War Risk Bureau
which is almost as large, was paid
only 3.000. When Mr. McGrath re
signo in June from the store in the
Treasury Department his successor
was paid at the rite of $2.000 a
"Taking into consideration that the
store was doing a business of about
$20,000 a month. I do not think that
Mr. McGrath's salary was any too
large," said Mr. Platt today. "The rea
son the store failed was due to poor
judgment in making purchases of
large amounts of goods at top prices,
and then selling them at a los. -This
together with ineffiiency and laxity
in keeping the books, caused to store
Store officials today declared that
the response to their appeal to Tress
uary employes to contribute enough
money to pay the outstanding debts
of the store had been very good.
"The response has been splendid
and we now have almost enough to
meet all our outstanding debts," me
of them said.
INSAN PATfl DEFS
James Selden Sawden, sixty-six
years old, a paroled patient at St.
Elisabeth's Hospital, died yesterday
at the hospital from blood poisoning
which resulted from an injury to his.
right arm, incurred when he was at.
tacked and robbed of $115 by Louis
Zerega, another patient, on February
The. attack occurred in the tunnel
under the basement of White Ash
ward of the hospital, according to
Serega, who is thirty-five years old.
is being held at Howard Hall of St.
Elisabeth's Hospital, pending action
of the coroner's jury. An inquest will
be held at the District morgue todlay.
Band Concert Tuesday.
The Takoma Park Community Eand
will give a concert at the Bliss 31..
trical School. North Takoma Park, at
S o'clock Tuesday night. Charles L.
Strohm will conduct.'
Citizens Meet Saturday.
The March meeting of the MIuat
Pleasant Citiseins' Association will be
held at S o'clock Saturday night in
tlie Johnson-Powell School building,
Hiatt place Ahd mont street north
ad Seed the Lateat
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Humans Soiety to ns
.4 Or nk Fon
Times Pit asainst the pro
imlof the Iugteg Cinamminmaer
to remwe frl-two @t the 145 drink
Jag fmt tans for homes in Wea
liastm. was made today by the Wash
Iastes Hummee Seeiety.
WOULD SViE WATSE.
Dr. C. inlst Smith, president of
the society, recelid a letter from
District Commissioner Kuts a few
days age saying that the District had
Under advisement the abandonmeut
of forty-two fountalas In various see
tiens of the city. the reason offc id
by Colonel Kuts Is that the numb r
of horses in the District is much 1I. a
than when the fountains were in
stalled "n4 -that the abandonment es
eash foustain would Involve the say
ing of 11" gaess of water a 4ay.
In his letter of protest to the Com
missioners. Dr. Smith sad
"Thie horse fountains were erected
through a fund made up of dons
tions fom members of the Humane
Seciety, whose names . are engraved
on the fountains. In other ciftie
animal drinking fountains have been
ereated by taxpayers, but in the Dis.
trict not one cent of the taxpayers'
money baa bee used for such pur
Dr. Smith points out that 500 gal
lens of water saved every day on
each fountain do not bulk very large
in oontrast with the hundreds of
thousands of gallons wasted every
day in the big Government buildings
and other structures under private
In his letter to the Commiqsioners,
Dr. Smith gives a direct reams why
each fountain, suggested by the
Commissioners to be removed, should
"If the fountains were all erected
in one quarter of the city, or were
close together anywhere, there would
be merit in the suggestion that a
smaller number would suffice," he
said. "But as it happens, placed as
they were with the advice and a
proval of the water department, each
one represents animal need at the
precise point where It is located," he
It was pointed odt that the re
moval of the fountains would work a
hardship on both the drivers and
horses. It Is said that the horses
" Mpy~a the points where the
fs stin sare located always stop
from force of habit at the fountains.
Capital Traction Company Asks
To Be Heard at Hearing
(Continued from First Fages.)
October 18, was 5 cents, with 2 cent
charge for all transfers.
"We beg leave to respectfully sub
mit that this rate, under presenst con
ditions, would be entirely Inadequate
to cover the cost of furnishing service
by this company.
WILL GRANT REQIUEUT.
"Had said rate-5 cents flat with 2
oent charge for all transfers-been in
ffeict through the nine months end
Ing January 31, 1920, during which
time the present rate has prevailed.
without change In traffic, the operat
ing- income of the Capital Traction
Company available for return on In
vestment would have been approxi
mately at the rate of 2 per cent per
annum on the fair value as found by
the commission, plus additions to cap
ital. made since the luindings."
The Public Utilities Commission
will no doubt accede to the com
pany's request and make It a party
to the hearings to be held soon in
connection with the petition of the
Washington Itailway and Electric
Company. Dte for this hearing
probably will be set ont Saturday of
this week or the first part of next
Whether the commission will grant
the company's request and continue
to maintain a uniform fare in Wash
ington will not be decided until the
commission finishes public hearings
on the fare question.
MAY ASK STATUEENT.
Nfot only will the Capital Traction
Company, but the Washington-Vir
ginia Railway Company, Washington
and 3faryland Railway Company, East
Washington Heights Railway Com
pany willi afl be made parties to the
When the hearings are held, it Is
expected Engineer Commnissioner
Charles W. Kuts, chairman - of the
Public Utilities Commission, will re
quire the Capital Traction Company
to submit a statement of the lowest
rate of fare it can operate on and still
earn a fair return upon lnyestment.
It is believed, judtlng fromeorat.
lag figures of the Caital Traction
Comspany, that this .cempany man
op~rate on a fare of 7 cents, four
tokens for 25 conts, and still earn
a fair return.
S16 Flfteenth Street
One Eleek Above "War Risk 3idg."
Dreaktaet and Luncheam
a' Ia Carte
Specialulag tn Dibners
55 Cents and 75 Cents
S e'eleek uati V o'elesh
SOUPS, SALADS, DESSERTS,
G. W. U. Co
Duds in Rw
Pretty cQ-eds of George N
the time of their lives this week,
books have been forsaken, and ti
have gone in the second-hand bu
BANDITS ROB 4
AT GUN POINT
Four hold-ups in which pistols
were flourished have been reported
to the police since Monday night.
The bandits in three of the cases
EASKUD w1T uM.
Paul Sirnin, 1339 L stret southeast,
and Irvin Maddox, 1322-a L street
southeast, reported to Precinct Detec
tives Wise .and Na&Uy at No. & Pre
einct, that they were hold up by
masked white man at Thirteenth and
L streeta southdast, and were robbed
of $41. The former lost 833.
They told the detectives that the
man had a handkerchief about the
upper part of his face, and that he
flourished a pistol. Sirnin admitted
to the detectives that he also offered
his overcoat pleading at the same
time that the bandit would not shoot.
"Cut out that stuff and band over
your money," the hold-up man growl
ed as be refused the garment.
SOLDIER LOSES $1.
John King. a soldier, stationed at
Boiling Field, complained that he was
held up by an armed negro last mid
night on the railroad tracks between
Howard and Sumner roads and was
robbed of $18. The presence of sev
eral other soldiers who were on their
way to camp did not deter the bandit.
Charles Wilson. a laborer, living at
1605 Twelfth street northwest, re
ported that he was held up on Rhode
Island avenue, between Ninth and
Tenth streets northwest, and was rob
bed of $23.
Two colored men approached him
and while one held a pistol pressed
We Beg To Announce To 4
Mr. Paul F. .
-is now connected with us as Pi
A dosen years of thorough
mess will he added to our em
Our stock will be replete ,
line at the right prisms, and thi
to please our patrons. Watch
receive the special attention of
A cordial invitation Is exte
Come and pay us a visit whe
Phene Main 4991
alone we dor
will be 005
use th aqau
Le amd 1
.Eds Put Old
ashington University are having
The Grepk, Latin, and botany
te girls, donnng their old clothes,
Out in a rickety little shop at 2016
Georgia avenue northwest they are
conducting a rummage sale for "June
days" will soon be "'ere, and they
must raise money for the endowment
fund. The sale opened at 9 o'clock.
Tuesday morning and will continue
through the week.
The girls' have "pooled" their old
shoes, dresses, hats, stockings, and
shoes, and got together from the
student body all the things necessary
to make a rummage sale.
More than that. The pretty co-eds
have succeeded In soliciting donations
of shoes. dresses, overcoats. etc.,
from many merchants of Washington.
Among the Atm. that contributed
to the sale are The Young Men's
Shop, Julius Garfinkle & Co., Frank
R. Jelieff, Incorporated, Sol Hersog &
Co., Hecht Company Department
Store, W. B. Moses a Sons, Howard
& David, New York Waist Shop, Sid
ney West. B. H. Stinemets & Son,
Bertram Cohn, Barber & Ross, Wood
ward & Lothrop's. the Regal Shoe
The sale is under the auspices of
the senior class and Miss Martha
Waring. a senior, is in charge. They
hoe to raise $2,06.
25 SMART BOYS RESPOND
"People who want competent, ef
ficient help promptly cannot find any
more certain way of getting just what
they Want than by advertising in the
classified columns of The Washington
Times." said J. J. Costinitt. of 1212
New York avenue northwest today.
He wanted a boy to work in his
store and put a small ad in The
Washington Times. The first inser
tion of the ad brought him twenty.
five smart, alert, keen and courteous
youths, and he selected o newho is
giving perfect satisfaction.
against his body the other one rifled
Charles Wolinsky, 1107 8 street
northwest, and his wife were held up
Monday night by two armed negroes,
but they were frightened off when he
made an outcry.
is Ave. N. W.
)ur Friends and Customers
itfer and General Manager.
experience in the Jewelry Busi
tablished reputation for square
4th an extensive ank up-to-ate
a will enable us more thafl ever -
and jewelry repair work will
expert workmen at reasonable
nded to you.
ther yog purchase or not.
SDeinliutry at Nederate Pres
winped that yo
your dental work .
tandard work Is ** '
as-E CROWNS AND
LO--415 $3, $4 and $5
437-441 7th St. N. W.
Steps Taken for UuM of Three
weIre orgamniz-uen In
A opoiRtmen . Dime dets to
deats evgeotes anid by-Jews far
-&-a io4puftd esmdatiem of the
ArAge.itis Conty (Vs.) Civi Plod.
Ceamimgre es astmiged last night
ata etof the Civi Fiedeation.
MV RMa ded iby dAlaoga.s
fen. the other two bodies and the
Bsnatn Citinns' Amsh.tim.
The federation and the delegates
from the other bodies ad the citi
seas' association west on record as
favoring the amalgamation.
The mine delegates, three from easch
body, will be appointed today or t.
morrow, and will be instructed to
meet at the earliest possible date is
order that' the consolidation program
may be carried out without delay.
The consolidation of the three civie
welfare orgaaluatione was recom
meneded at a meeting of the Ball.
*ton Citimas Association last Thurs
day night The .asociation appoint
ed 4 Garland Kendrick. president;
Jon C. Fisk. and C. A. Buhrow a com
mittee to attend last night's meet
ing. instructing them to vote in favor
of the amalgamation.
A Step For
Arnvy of J6
Comth now the job-houn
written in the ennent iu
PreeMeet Maude e trombles, to ase
a anudarg eupme.on. lie before him.
He is a am who has always appre
elated og in hie behalf. He wel.
091000 . And be Is going to have
more help than any man who ever ee
Supied she asbogsay chair bobed
the mashogang deak In the executive
e=ge at the west ad of the White
The plgrinagme of vehieteer helpere
se *I, begia. They are ening
aoes meumtala sad Str to paines
their servies and their advles at his
.'d Ilke to sae Warre." or "JiWet
tell Warren that I'm bere," is to be
Ia lar refrain Inbie soeoetarys
o. af.erno.. the, drifted ht.
President Andrew Ja*on' e ee en
of 1.he boys from hone. and be said
he'd like to see the President .
"Just tell Andy It's ob," he told
The President wai glad to ae Sob.
imetM kin at the deer gvhIb wam
buhaeu plaed him arm across hie
shoulder, and led him to a big. oess
frtable chair. After inquiring about
all the folks., hi treated his guest to
a drink of whiskey. and the two bad
a royal time exehanging reminie
"'m mighty proud, Andy." 'aid 1eb.
"of the way you've treated me. And
I'mn going to tell the boys back home
md the goal of happiness is
forward every day In a fina
ing, be it ever so little.
you can save-the only qi
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