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President of Service Men's
Legion Airs Views for
By Informational N*w? Nervlre.
Opposition to the soldier bonus bill
was voiced today before the House
Ways and Means Committee by Mar
vin Gates Sperry, president of the
Private Soldiers and Sailors' Region.
Marvin declared the bill "was con
ceived by a committee of ex-corn
missioned officers who were original
ly opposed to any bonus or extra
payment to the ex-service men."
"During the war," he said, "these
officers received high pay, good liv
ing and accommodations wholly de
nied to the 4,000,000 private sol
diers. They are not qualified either
>>y experience, ability or sympathy
with the needs of the mass of sol
di ere to draft a bouns bill, or any
other legislation for the private sol
diers, and the bad ^inglo they have
made of 4he pending bill should be
convincing evidence of their unfit
ness to advise Congress on this
The widespread unemployment
and the Inevitable distress which ac
companies tt, Marvin told tne com
mittee, Is "a matter of far greater
and more pressing importance to the
ex-service men than the bonus."
Washington! Will You Aid
400,000 Starving Orphans?
The Washington American Jewish Relief Committee
is working with the National European Jewish Relief
Committee in raising $14,000,000 to help alleviate the
utter destitution which is visiting some 400,000 or
phaned Jewish and non-Jewish children in the Ukraine.
Washington's quota in this wonderful humanitarian
work' is $100,000. To raise this sum requires the co
operation and financial assistance of peoples of alj
faiths and creeds. The work is very well conducted
and -the administration of the relief in the hands of
Americans is conducted at the very small cost of
only three dollars out of every hundred. Ninety-seven
dollars out of every hundred goes to the purchase of
foods, clothing and other measures of relief.
If you will assist in this noble work, send this notice,
pinned to your check, to Geron Nordlinger, treas
urer, at 706 Evans building. ^
SIMON LYON, Chairman.
By JOS. D. KAUFMAN,
Chairman Publicity Committee.
Rice Made N. M. Colonel.
Col. D. L. Rice, publisher of the
National Tribune and the Stars and
Stripes and a well-known Washing
ton business man, has been ap
pointed a colonel in the New Mexico
National Guard, by Governor. Mer
ritt C. Mechem, of that State, and
detailed for special duty in Wash
A rocker that is as comfortable as it
looks. Large and roomy construction, with
soft seat and back, upholstered in a brown
patented fabric simulating leather and with
all the service of leather.
Wrought-iron reading or bridge lamp.
with parchment shade (pictured with
(The Hecht G^., fourth floor)
From one of America's largest makers
All the new "HITS"?nearly all of the late
records?they all come here, almost fast as issued.
Why pay $1.00 or 75c when identical selections
are here at 49c?
Double-disc 10-inch records, first quality?two
selections to each record. Some of the titles:
I Want My Mnn>my
Weep No More, My
When Fruneis Dances
Tuek Mo to Sleep in My
Old Tucky Homo
My Sunnv Tennessee
Wang Wring Bines -
Strut Miss Bizzie
Say It With Music
When Shall We ' Meet
That's How 1 Believe in
Leave M > With a Smile
Aunt Hagar's Children's
?and Many Others.
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FREE BUS LINE
FOR RIDERS ON
Company Taking Patrons
Across Conduit Bridge to
and From Terminus. 4
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2 Klieraon avenue
CLARENDON. Va.. Feb. 7.?Fol
lowing? years of Inconvenience due
to the condemnation of the Conduit
bridge In Georgetown, passengers
using the Hosslyn cars of the Wash
ington & Virginia Railway are now
enjoying bus service without cost.
The railway company has In
augurated the bus service on Its
own Initiative. The Washington
terminus of the line Is at M and
Bank streets northwest. It is
marked Rossjyn and pasaengers
may board it at regular car stops
on M street, from where they are
I driven directly to Rosslyn. Trans
I fers are given so that no additional
| fare is needed.
Although cars through Arlington
county were running a few minutes
late on account of the snow this
morning officials of the Washing
ton & Virginia Railway declared
that there would be no serious In
terruption of car schedules barring
The Washington weather bureau
does not predict an extended snow
stornv, but railway officials never
theless declared that they will profit
by the lessons learned from the
heavy fall of a week ago Saturday
ind be on' their guard. Men were
standing guard at switches early
this morning .keeping them open.
Several derailments occurred from
frozen switches in the last storm.
The executive committee of the
Clarendon Citizens' Association met
in the Engine House last night and
talked over proposed plans to be
put in effect if incorporation is
granted Clarendon. The regular
meeting of the association will be
held in the Engine Houee next Mon
Four members of the Clarendon
Athletic Association will meet in
| the Engine House tomorrow night
I to organize for the coming season
j Besides the election of officers a
new diamond will be chosen, the
taking over of the old one by a
Chicago realty firm, precluding the
possibility of Its use for athletic
purposes this year. Forty homes
are to be erected on the old play
ground in the spring.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Church of the Holy Comforter, in
Vienna, will meet at the h ime of
Mrs. Charles E. Bpbcock, ut Wind
over Heights tonight.
Mrs. F. H. Caldwell !ias brfn
flcilert president of the Wonan's
Mis sionary Society of the Met ho
dist Church here to succeed Mrs
Harry L. Dudley. Mrs. E. F. Wil
kins was chosen vice president,
Mrs. Marvin Dodd, recording sefie
tary; Mrs. H. L. Dudley, corre
sponding secretary; Mrs. Fran'-i Jm
A movement has been inaugurat
ed in Venna to ask the geneml
conference of that district to Insti
tute a new circuit cotrfposed of the
Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church
of Vienna and the Methodist Epis
copal Church o? Oakton These
churches have formerly belonged
to tlic Ka'.ls Church circuit.
Smallpox in Costa Rica.
SAN JOSE. Costa Rica. Feb. 7.?
Smallpox has become epidemic in
many districts and a commission of
f.hyslclars and Red Cross workers
has left here to begin a sanitation
campaign and take other measures
to fight the disese.
Colds cant make
me quit work
"I USED to lay off many a day
* with my winter colds, but no
more of that for me."
Dr. Ball's Pine-Tar Honey, with
Ha balaamie, heaiinr qualitiee r*u richt
town to work at the Aret aifn of a cokf.
Ixmeana up the phlegm, eaeea the irritation
and etopa the coogh. Gat a bottle from
rw druggiat'e today. tOc.
far Coughs and Colaa
Vernon Green, Aged 50, Far
mer, Lands on Head and
Suffers Broken Neck.
ROCKVILLK, Mil., Feb. 7.?While
at work on the erection of a small
building on his little farm near
Darnestown, this county, Vernon
Green, fifty years old, one of the
best-known residents of that section
of the county, fell from the sea f ford
on which he was standing, lie land
Mi on his head, breaking his neck,
he died-shortly afterward. He fell a
distance of about eight feet. The
funeral took lplaco yester<yiy.
Miss Selma M. Kiehter, of Cherry^
dale, Va., and Warren B. Vrfnce, of
Washington, were married in ilock
vllle, yesterday by the Rev. P. How
lang Wagner, paster of the Bap
tist Church, at the home of the min
The Rev. John II. Henderson, pas
tor of the Presbyterian Church,
officiated at the marriage here of
Mlu Charlotte L. Archer, of Dayton,
Ohio, and Wallace B. Hoover, of
Washington, the ceremony taking I
place at the minister's home.
A Jury, summoned by Sheriff
Moxley, has adjudged Mm. Julia A. j
Curtis, of Boyds, thta county, to he
of unsound mind, and Judge i:d
Ward C. Peter ?ill appoint a com
initte> to take ehurge of her and
her property. She Is now undergo
ing treatment at the Kockvllle
The Sliver Spring baseball team
will not, It Is stated, be a member of
the Montgomery County League the
coming season, in which organiza
tion It won the pennant last season.
The club will Incorporate within the
next few days to rtelect officers. It
Is planned to have the team play
several games a week during the I
season, and It lij expected to be of I
sufficient strength to hold ns own
with the best teams of the District
of Colutnbia and Maryland.
Announcement has been made of
the engagement of Miss Lydia P.
Almoney, daughter of Albert J.
Almoney, of Rockville, and J. Paul
Brunett, also of Rockville. The
wedding will take place quietly from
the home of the bride-elect on Sat
urday, February 18. Mr. Brunett is
a son of Mrs. John L. Bi*unetJ.
ADMIRAL KATO PLANS
NEW VISIT TO ANNAPOLIS
Admiral Baron Kato, Japanese
minister for the navy, will pay a
farewell visit to the United States
Naval Academy today, before he
leaves Washington. He will be ac
companied by Japanese naval officers
on the staff of the Japanese embassy
and attached to the Japanese dele
gation to the arms conference.
Georgia Senator Submits Let
ters Telling of Brutality
A new mawi of documentary evi
dence' alleging "gross barbarity" by
American officers and illegal killings
of American soldiers in France was
submitted today by Senator Watson
of Georgia to the Senate committee
probing his charges.
Senator Watson offered a score of
letters from former serv.ee men de
tailing alleged "barbarities" and de
scribing the killing of a .number of
soldiers "without court-martial."
A. ?)'. Harcourt, of Atlanta. G;i.,
charged In an affidavit that a lieu
tenant colonel named Summcrall had
ordered Pr.vate Charles Conford Im
prisoned In a guardhouse at Ohau
mont. Prance, sfeveh days after the
soldier's right Jeg was amputated be
cause of wounds. Harcourt said the
private had been "pun.shed for
smoking a cigarette, although there
were no rules to the contrary."
Frank B. Lawson, of Port Town
send, Wash., charged in a letter
he had seen a soldier handcuffed
I to a stake In an op?n field for
k ? ? m m 0
-m U m
[ twenty-four consecutive hour*. The
man died from exposure and U
hauftion, he said. ?
Orville Li. Klepper, of Denton,
Tex., wrote that he ?aw a private,
nam'ed Alvtfch, "lain by a'sergeant
whom he named as William H.
Born*. "I can tell you of other
atrocities committed by Borne,"
Capt. George W. Favors, of Bir
mingham, Ala., said in a letter that
a man in his labor battalion had
dUjl after being refused medical
attention at an aijny hospital.
H. L. Williams, of Ga,l?, III., de
clared he was an eye witness to
the shooting of a private, named
Frank White, "at the command of
a Captain Franks." "I can give
you names of other men who saw
this klling." wrote Williams.
George Cooper, Jr., of 416 Good- j
year avenue, Buffalo, wrote that he
had witnessed the Illegal killing of
Private Frank Fry, of the 809th
infantry, by an officer. The killing
of Fry had been' testified to by
other witnesses appearing before
the committee at previous sessions.
All the men whose letters were
given the committee today have
offered to appear before the com
mittee and give their testimony
MERCER IS NEGOTIATED
MONTREAL, Que... Feb. 7.?A
theatrical merger, Involving between
$4,000,000 and $5,000,000 and provi
ding for the absorption of the Allen
Theaters, Ltd., by the Famous Play
ers, Canadian, Corporation, haa been
successfully negotiated, according to
announcement made yesterday by
George Rotsky, managing director
| of both concerns.
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whichever form you prefer, plasters
or the liquid?the action is the same.
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