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NEWS AND NOTES
Mlk AMEPTCA FIRST aTIH
PHONE MAIN 5260?3300*
SUNDAY, DECEM?ER 31, 1922.
NEWS AND NOTES
1922 AN EPOCHAL YEAR IN HISTORY OF CITY'S GOVERNMENT
Actions of Congress, Courts,
and Utilities Body Hold Great
Significance for Capital
PHONE RATES REDUCED
Light Costs Also Lowered; New
High School to Relieve
Congestion Is Nearly Ready
Enactment of important legis
lation, the handing down of sev
eral public utility decisions and
the ruling of the courts holding
the minimum wage law unconsti
tutional were among the high
lights in the history of the Dis
trict Government for 1922.
The court decision holding: the
minimum wage law Invalid was the
most recent event in District af
fairs. A final order signed by Jus
tice Adolph Moehling of the District
Supreme Court a week ago, tempor
arily abolished the minium wage
board of the District and enjoined
the members of that body from car
rying on the work provided In the
APPEAL IS NOTED.
Corporation Counsel Francis H.
Stephens, has noted an appeal and
the case again goes before the
Court of Appeals. The Court of Ap
peals is expected to sustain the de
cision of the District courts and the
case will then be carried to the
United States Supreme Court.
Among the important bills en
acted by Congress affecting the Dis
trict was one providing that a cash
balance of ?3,1)00.000 must bt? in the
Treasury to the credit of the city
Officials of the District contend
that a $5.000,000 surplus now in
the Treasury belongs to the Dis
trict, while Congress holds that the
surplus Is a "myth." A commit
tee, has been appointed to investi
gete the ownership of the surplus
and should it be credited to the
District It will be held as an opera
ling cash basis for* the city and
result In lower taxes for the five
year period ending in 1927.
Another important bill was one
providing that assessments on real
??tat?? and tangible personal pro
perty "beginning July 1. 192-.?, shall
be listed at full value for the pur
poses of taxation." Heretofore, taxes
were estimated on two-thirds value
The Public I'lilities Commission
held several hearings during the
year. Following ? hearing of the
rates charged by the Potomac
Electric Power Company they
ordered the rate reduced to 7 and
87-100 cents per kilowatt hour.
At the request of the Chesapeake
? nd Potomac Telephone Company,
the commission ordered a reduc
tlon in the rate of unlimited
Hearings also were held on the
establishment and r-xlension of bus
lines. The Commission granted
permission to the Washington
Railway and Klectric Company to
establish a cross lowB bus line
from Petworth to Mt. Pleasant aa
Well as the establishment of a bus
line from Kighteenth und Columbia
road to Wisconsin avenue and
SCHOOL NEAR COMPLETION.
The Public, rtilities Commission
Issued orders regarding the distri
bution of coal. With the couper
et ion of local coal dealers a price
of $16.50 a ton wae set by the
The closing year witnessed 'he
finishing touches heing put on the
new Eastern High School, Seven
teenth and Fast Capitol streets. The
school will be ready for occupancy
?hortly after the New Year and will
?id in relieving the crowded condi
tions of other high schools.
The difference of policy and re
sulting friction between the Board
of Children's Guardians and the In
dustrial High School resulted in the
Commissioners recommending tn
Congress that all charitable nnd
correctional, including child caring
? gencies. should be co-urdinati'd
under the direction of the Commis
The first buildings at nallin?er
Hospital were completed during the
year These buildings are caring
for persons held for observation and
treatment because of mental condi
tions. In their annual report the
Commissioners nsked that additional
buildings be erected until nil the
patients at the Washington Asylum
Hospital are provided for.
M Iti MIS POLICED.
During the year fourteen building
Operations were in progress. These
operations Included the psveopathie
group of buildings, powerhouse and
domestic buildings for the Oallinger
Memorial Hospital; the remodeling
ef tb<? Phelps School, four-room ad
ditions to the Monroe and Deanwood
?chools. a twelve-room addition to
tlie Wheatley School, eight-room ad
ditions to the John Eaton and Mott
?chools. an eight-room school build
ing known a? the Richard Kings
man School, an eight-room addition
to the Buchanan School and an
eight-room school building to re
place th? Bell School.
T'nder an order of May 18. 1922,
a bureau of information was created
for the convenience of the public
who visit in the District building.
The ?rope of the bureau 1? not re
?tlicted to municipal affair?, but
cover? many ?ubJecU'reJatlB? to ac
mi tie? of the United State? depart
nient? and of privata ?unsgma.
For Business Here,
Merchants and Manufacturers
Are Proud of Their Record
in Procuring Enactment of
"Bad Check Law" and Other
Legislation Beneficial to
As business houses complete
their totals for the year 1922 the
Merchants and Manufacturers'
Association finds that it was a
highly satisfactory period.
PRICES HOI Ml TO FALL.
Business in Washington faced a
real problem in the year Just clos
ing. Prices were bound to fall, and
they did. and then the merchant
and manufacturer were confronted
with a still greater problem?that
of a high overhead, which gave
many misgivings as to the net re
sult at the close of the year,
larger business volume. which,
after all. is the only pathway to
success ?? any business, brought
profit to even those whose pessi
mistic Inclinations sensed a bad
It was In the consideration of
problems affecting the dollars and
cents terms of business to which
the Merchants' and Manufacturers'
Association applied itself during the
year. Through Its board of gov
ernors, made up of one representa
tive from practically every line of
trade, and through as many trade
sections meeting from time to time
as the needs of those particular
lines demanded, the association
functioned as it has ever done for
the welfare of the business firm
itself, since firms and not Indi
viduals comprise its membership.
FATHERED BAD CHECK LAW.
Taxation and ils relation to busi
ness played an Important part In
the year's work of the association.
It steadfastly encouraged a simpli
fication of taxation and application.
Legislatively, it achieved a great
victory in the passage of the bad
check law for the District of Co
lumbia, a legislative child of Its
own cr?ation. That law is just an
other addition to the list of laws
which the council of the associa
tlon has contributed to the District
of Columbia, others being the false
advertising law. the law regulating
fake auctions, and many other
forms of legislation designed to
promote equity in individual lines
WIT FINAL WORD
Only One Service Man On
Highest Court of Bureau,
Dr. Oeorge A. Dunigan. who was
wounded in action, is the only one
of five members of the central of
fice hoard of appeals, the court of
highest resort In the Veterans' Bu
reau, who saw service in the world
This was the announcement last
night of veterans who are waging
a bitter fight to compel the bureau
to give former soldiers priority in
appointment and who feel that the
disabled are not getting the proper
treatment because of the higher
tmwer of large groups who never
wore the uniform In the late war.
When a claimant's case is not ad
justed satisfactorily by the review
ing board his last chance is with the
lmard of appeals, and the veterans
think they should be more strongly
represented there than in having
only one-fifth of the force.
Furthermore, It was reported last
night, the board of appeals is now
more than 2,000 cases behind in its
work. As usually only the most
desperate cases are brought along
to that tribunal. It was pointed out
that the failure of the board to func
tion up to date is keeping hundreds
of the sickest men suffering for
want of decision.
? movement Is now under way to
form a super-board, which would
have power over the board of ap
peals, but the veterans are most In
sistant in their determination to
have doctors from the service moved
up to the Important posts on this
Col. Forbes, director, and Dr.
Scott, executive officer have an
nounced their purpose of favoring
the veteran In desirable posts, so
those who want the former service
man In the bureau are citing the
conditions that exist In the person
nel and work of the board of an
neals as justification of their claim
that the veteran I? not getting the
proper proportion of appointments.
C. W. Jurney is Named
Appointment of C. W. Jurney. of
Texas, as private secretary to Sena
tor-elect Royal S. Copeland, of New
York was announced yesterday at
Mr. Jurney has been private sec
retary and close political associate
of Senator Charles A. Culberaon of
Texaa for the paat twenty years.
Senator Culberaon will retire from
the Senate on March 4.
He is a lawyer and la weQ known
both in his home State nnd in
Washington. Mr. Jurney came to
Washington from Waco. Tex., with
Senator Culberaon. ?nd make? hi?
home here at the Congressional
of trade contemplated in the organi
The association has likewise given
its Influence to the promotion of
other good causes in which the
community as a whole has felt a
Through its board of governors
and membership in genera) conven
tion extension work in Washington
has been generously given while
its officer? and commltteemen have
co-operated with unfailing fidelity
in joint committees of civic bodies.
HOST TO CONVENTIONS.
The association has contributed
os a host to many trade conven
Its committees have taken a keen
interest in the regulation of traffic,
both street and interstate.
Realizing the importance of
service to business. Its board of
governors and trade sections have
given much time to the develop
ment of methods by which the pub
lic could secure a greater measure
of service from business and at the
same time protecting business and
the public from the effects of an
unreasonable increase In the cost
of doing business.
Through its executive committee.
the association has done a fine
service In protecting business from
parasites who. appealing in the
name of charity, philanthropy and
otherwise, have sought to Impose
unreasonable burdens which ham
pers many worthwhile charities.
IIOPKF1 L FOR 1??3.
The officers of the organization
believe the year 1923 will present
an opportunity for even greater use
fulness on the part of business and ?
it? representative organization.'
They feel that the business develop
ments of 1922?and to many they
were of an astounding nature?will
be continued In the new year.
The completion of the Washington
auditorium, which has had the un
ceasing assistance of many leaders
In the Merchants nnd Manufacturers'
Association, will in itself be ?? means
of trade development the like of
which has been liest expressed by
business leaders out of Washington.
The big conventions which are
scheduled for Washington will give
local trade leaders an opportunity to
display their talents as servants of
the public such a? has never before
A? f?en. Anton Stephan, preeldenl
of the Merchants and Manufacturers
Association, has said: "It is not a
ouestion of whether business will lie
big in 1923; rather. How can busi
ness liest solve the big problem of
service that will confront every mer
chant and every manufacturer in the
District of Columbia In 1923."
HOT WHEN ITS COLD:
Scientist Declares Sun Is
3,000,000 Miles Nearer
in January Than July.
The closer you move to the fur
nace the colder you gel.
A paradox, but nevertheless true,
when the furnace is the sun. Jan
uary 1 actually will be much colder
than was July 1?yet on New Year
Day the ?un will be 3.000,000 miles
closer to the earth than it was in
The reason for this phenomenon
Is that, although the sun la n?arcr
In winter, its rays strnVe us in an
Indirect manner. Owing to the
angle of obliquity at which they
fall the earth receives only a small
portion of their warmth.
Such was the explanation of
Prof. Asaph Hall, of the Naval
Another official of the observa
tory said: "This apparent marvel is
due to the fact that the path of
the earth around the sun is not a
true circle, but an ellipse. An el
lipse has two centers, or focal
points, and one of these points oc
cupied by the sun is 3,000,000 miles
nearer the earth than it would be
if the sun were at the exact center
of the long diameter of the ellipse.
The earth is opposite the sun
focus on New Year Day and ought
to get at that time the most heat
from the sun, but it doesn't.
Figure it out for yourself.
Cole to Head
Announcement of the appoint
ment of W. O. Cole as executive
officer of the Washington Safety
Council was made Friday by officers
of the council.
Mr. Cole comes se
to the council
with a long ex
-?.ifci\ work and
he is expected
to outline a pru
,.1.1111 for acci
work here soon.
attained by the
Week" led mein
b e r ? of the
aafetv campaign. "*
William F. Ham, preeldent of the
Washington Railway and Electric
Company, i? preeldent of the ooun
24 D.C.HUM 1922
Act Establishing 60-40 Per
Cent Basis and Marine Insur
ance Law Take Precedence.
BAN PUT ON BAD CHECKS
Permission Given to Erect Six
Historical Statues in
Out of a maze of 168 bills, rang
ing from blue-sky regulations to
blue Sunday prolusala, Congress
has enacted and the President has
signed twenty four pieces of legisla
tion directly affecting the District
of Columbia in 1922.
A large number of other bills
have been passed either by the
House or Senate, but have not been
ratified by both bodies. Prominent
among these are the so-called teach
ers' salary bill and the compulsory
school attendance bill. both if
which have passed the Sena'e.
House leaders expect that these
will be Opnsldered by the House
the latter part of this week or Im?
mediately after the New Year holi
60 40 ??? BASIS.
Among the most Important laws
enacted by the Sixty seventh Con
gress is said to lie the act making
appropriations for the District of
? 'iilumhia which establishes a 60-4)
per cent basis for calculating the
District's ?hare of its own expenses
Cnder this law. which went into ef
feet July 1, 1922, the District |?v?
80 per cent and the l'nlted States
40 per cent of District operating
Next in importance is said to be
the act establishing regulations for
the marine insurance business in
the District of Columbia. This
measure, which was prepared with
the co-operation of insurance ex
perts from all parts of the l'nlted
Stales, forms a |?rl of the pro
gram for revision of local Insurance
laws ineugurated by Bert A. Miller,
District Commissioner of Insurance^
HAD CHKCK LAW.
Severe penalties for issuing
checks or drafts with intent lo It
fraud are provided in a bill which
was strongly sup|H>rled by ina? p
Ically every business organisation
?in Washington. A fine of not more
? han $1.000 and not more than one
' year imprisonment Is imposed for
A M|?i.it<. police forco for I he
White House was created in a
m-a ?in?? approved September 14,
Extension of the food control law
!for two years and an amendment
I to the so-colled public morals laill.
permitting alley dwellers to con
tinue in their homes, are carried in
two bills which affect large filini
liers of people in Washington.
8ix laws grant permission to
varioua organizations to erect nv??
morials and statutes in Washington.
The memorials are: A statue of Ed
mund Burke: a statue of Abraham
Lincoln to be re-erected upon its
original site in front of the Court
House; a memorial to the deatl of
the First Division of the American
Expeditionary Forces; a tablet to
the officer? of the Daughters of the
American Revolution; a statue of
Dante; a memorial to Jeanne d'Arc.
I ANNUAL HUMS GIVEN.
' An annual bonus of $240 and
more generous provisions to civil
service laws are provided in three
hills affecting government em
The minor amendments of the
District Code, authorizing the Su
i preme Court to summon an addi
tional grand Jury. were passed.
Congress also passed an amend
ment to the charter of the Poto
mac Insurance Company, enlarging
the scope of its activities and au
thorizing an Increase in the kinds
?of Insurance to be sold.
Another law empowered the Dis?
i trirt Commissioners to close upper
? Water street, between Twenty-first
and Twenty-second street north
west, while another allowed the
transfer of certain reservations CB
Maryland ?venue southwest to rhe
Botanical Hardens. The office of
the Superintendent of the Library
Building and Orounds was ahoi
ished and its duties assigned to the
Architect of the Capitol and the
Librarian of Congress.
Two cemetery laws, granting a
charter to a new company and pro
hibiting further Interment In ?n
old cemetery, complete the list of
statutes so far enacted.
Church Spelling Bee
Scheduled for Jan. 5
The spelling bee of the Young
Ladies' Bible Class of the Western
Presbyterian Church, which was an
nounced through error for January
2. will not be held until January
5, It was announced yesterday.
An opportunity will be given
everyone present to compete for
nrlzes. which have been donated by
S. Kann Sons and Compnny.
Russian Relief Workers
To Meet at Lansing Home
The regular monthly meeting of
the Committee for Russian Relief
will be held at the residence of
Mrs. Bnhert losing. 1323 Eight
eenth street, on Friday. January B,
at 11 o'clock. Dr. Esther Loveloy.
who has Just returned from Europe,
will be the speaker. No notices will
he sent the members.
STUDY COURSE ANNOUNCED
Announrcmeat of the courses to
he given at 'the Business High
School night school, beginning next
Wedneadav evening was made at
the Franklin School yesterday. The
studies offered ?re arithmetic. Eng
ll?h. shorthand, typewriting, hook
keeping, calculating machine.
OPERATORS AT WORK at the new Operations building at Boiling
Field recording the movements of all government airplanes in the
countrg by radio. The force is directed by Capt. St. Clair Street. Be
low js the exterior of the building. Observations of plane movements
over the entire field are made at the building.
TO RECEIVE PRIZES;
Rev.? Dr. Charles Wood Invites
Reports of His Sermons
Aa ;?? Inducement to his youthful
"listeners-in" over the radio, the
Rev. Pr. Charlea Wood, pastor of
Ihe Choren of the Covenant, yea;it- |
day minium' c<l a series of primps for
Ihe host report* of his forthcoming
aeries of St I WOWS on the general
theme. "Life Lessons from OrerU ;
Modern Painters," whii-h will begin!
As Ihe first prize. Dr Wood will'
present a life of Washington; nee- :
?mil prize, ? life of Lincoln: and
third prize, a life of Roosevelt, or.
hooks of similar choice. These re
ports are to he sent to the church
not later than ?? week after the IhsI I
The contest is open to all young
"listeneres in." either over the radio
or at Ihe church Hcrvlces, who are
not over fifteen years of age. The
sermon topics for the proposed
series are as follows:
This evening "The universality of I
Prayer." Imsed on Millet's "Th?? .
Angelus;" January 7 "Divine Ouid ?
ance," with Hunt's "The Light of'
the World" as a basic theme; .Inn-'
? uary 14, "Disillusionment," predi-I
eated on "Sic Transit," a painting'
|hjr Watts; January it, "Repentance
and Restoration." with Ilossetti's
"Mary Magdalene" ns a basis, and
I January II, "Immortality and rteal
iyntion," with the theme being sug
gested by "The Resurrection."
? Hurke-.Ioncs' great religious master
? Tonight Dr. Wood will reiterate.
Just precediti? his sermon, his Ivs:
I wlehes for "? happy New Year to
all the young competitors and to
all listeners-in, invisible and visi
j Dr. Wood's sermons have been
I "picked up" by radio audiences as
? far away as Texas. Missouri, and
| Massachusetts. Dr. Wobd said yes-1
terday: "It Is a curious, not to "say
, creepy, sensation to speak to an
| Invisible audience. To some it I
? might even suggest a trial before
| the medieval inquisition where the
j prisoner saw no one but the masked
'judge, but every word he uttered,
was taken down by skillful penmen
behind the curtains.
"To know that hundreds or even |
thousands may be listening, while ?
no response is perceptible by either
look or gesture. Is an unaccustomed
?apertene? for a speaker. A num
ber of our Boy Scout troops have
told nie lately that they listened in
every Sunday evening."
Cupid Has Poor
Business in 1922
It has been ?n off year for Dan
He fell short of 2R1 direct hits.
His targets numbered 5.281 for 1922
while during ?!?:? 6,070 licenses were
Col. William A. Kroll, special rep
resentative of the little god of trou
ble and hapnineaa, stated that th?
abortage "just naturally happened."
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Past Year Sees
THF year 102! witnessed the
first ?erial collision in this
country when on Deremher 6,
a l? nk U er scout plane and a
Martin bomber collided in mid
air over Langlejr Field, V?..
which resulted in the death of
The accident, according t?
officials, was the result of the
inaccuracy of rarious meters
allai hed to the plane? and the
heavy cloud which temporarily
obstructed the views of both
The crash occurred at ?
height of several thousand
feet. The planes crashed to
the ground in one solid mas?
of total wreckage.
Business High Class
Of 1913 Holds Reunion
The class of 1913. Business High
School, held Its ninth annual re-!
union at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
C. eorge Henderson Sweet, Deca tur'
Heights. Bladcnsburg, on Tuesday
Twenty-two were present out of
the forty who are left of a class of
forty-four. They were Miss Oer
irude Borne. Miss Emily E. Bren
BBBi Mr. and Mrs. McCormick, Mar-1
garct C. McKinney. Ethlelinda Sant-1
niyers. Elsie P. Schwarzmann. Mr.)
and Mrs. Omohundra, Mr. John W.
Boylayer and wife. Franklin T.
Campbell, Horace B. Derrick, How
ard C. Fisher. Charles C. Guilford,
Everett ?. Hellmuth. Henry H. '
Holzbeirleln. Capt. Edwin H. John-'
son and wife, John C. F. Palmer,
(!eorge R. Reed. George H. Sweet
and wife, host and hostess, Joseph
P. Van Overmeer, Harry H. Wilson,
Milton B. Zeller.
Out of the class of forty-four,
twenty are married and these
twenty have fourteen children.
The class unanimously adopted a
resolution to present to Business
High School a silver loving cup
to he known aa the Ida M. Camp
Damages of $10,000 Asked
For Alleged Assault
William Brayshaw of "Wholesale
Row" and his manager, Arthur I).
Jordan, were sued yesterday in the
lastrici Supreme Court for $10,000
damages for an alleged assault and
battery on Jo?eph Witt, also of
Through Attorneys Newmyer A
King, Witt claims that on Decem
ber 20 he was attacked hy Jordan,
who acted under orders from Bray
GIVEN DIVORCE DECREE.
Mrs. Beala V. Wallis was ?ward
ed ?n interlocutory decree yesterday
by Justice Siddons. in Equity Court,
annulling her marriage of July 25.
1917, to James S. Wallis. The wom
an claimed that her husband already
had a wife and two children living
in Pittsburgh. Pa, when he m?r
rled her, although ?he claimed he
represented himself ?? a widower.
Father Nevils and Dr. Pallen
to Campaign for Foreign
Swinging through the Middle
West in the Inter*?*? of ?be JTlOOO.
nnn endowment fund for Georgetown
University, the Rev. W. Coleman
Nevils. S. .1.. vice president and
regent of the Foreign Service School,
Is organizing the work in a half
Father Nevils will be followed in
January by Dr. Conde H. Pallen, na
tional chairman of the endowment
association, and others of the "fly
ing squadron" the university is
sending over the country In an en
deavor to stimulate the scattered
alumni In the plea for a "Greater
Starting in Chicago, where a com
mittee already has been formed,
Father Nevils will visit Milwaukee.
Detroit, Cleveland. Youngstown,
Ohio, Buffalo. Rochester, N. Y.,
Syracuse, and Pittsburgh before re
turning to Washington for a brief
breathing spell, January 8. In the
cities mentioned where the plans for
raising local ? untas for the endow
ment are not under way. Father
Nevils will organize and confer with
One of the most effective ways of
reaching the alumni is by means of
an extended lecture service on
"Georgetown. Past. Present, and
Future," Illustrated with motion
pictures of the principal events on
the? Hilltop In revert years. Dr.
Pallen, now engaged in mailing ma
terial to alumni throughout the
country, will devote most of his ac
tivities to New York State.
Encourigng replies from many
quarters have spurred the George
town Endowment Association to
greater efforts and Dr. Pallen last
night expressed keen satisfaction
over the way things are going. Al
though no direct appeal for funds
has been made a? yet, enough sub
scriptions are now on hand, it Is re
ported, to insure the successful out
come of the undertaking, which Is
the biggest Job the local institution
has ever undertaken.
Police Court will hold forth as
Both branches of the court will
open nt 8:30 a. m. and continue
until the current business Is dis
It is the urgent request of the
courts that everybody who vio
lates Ihe law between now and
Monday have the required collateral
In his or her pockets and not have
to be locked up on the first day of
the new year for lack of a few dol
Automatic OH Heater?
I have a limited number of used
heaters In first class condition. Will
Instali Call Col. 1141. day or night.
Donation to Safety Council
Will Avoid Long Wait
? ? Governmental Action
WORK WILL BEGIN AT ONCE
Commissioners Approve Pro
posal to Ask for $7,900
Washington Safety Council
will ?tart the New Year by mark
ing the crosswalks at the busy
intersections in the I city. The
sum of $6,000 has bejen given by
John Hays Hammond to start this
work immediately. Hammond has
made the donation to William F.
Ham, chairman of the council,
with the explanation that he be
lieves implicity in the work and
thinks it should not be hampered
by lack of cash. /
BOARD FAVORS IDRA. i
Mr. Hammond's attention was
drawn to the need for money for
marking the streets through new?
articles in the papers to the effect
that the Dietrict of Columbia i?
without funds for thle important
work. He called on Mr. Ham to
express the view that the broad
white marks painted on the street?
are valuable a? safety measure?,
and Indicated hi? willingness to
make a contribution immediately to
save lives and prevent accident?.
At the last meeting of the council
a committee consisting of John J.
Boobar. Odell S. Smith and Earl
Godwin was appointed with lnetruc
tlons to take to Congres? a requeat
that $7.900 be appropriated to allow
the police department to mark th?
street? an they had been during
safety week. The committee ha?
obtained the approval of the Com
missioners, and the item will un
doubtedly be requested from Con
gres? by the proper authorities, but
it would not be available until the
end of the fiscal year ?t ieaat.
AVOIDS LONG DELAY.
Because of the delay, Mr. Ham
mond has made his donation to be ??.
effective immediately. The money I
will carry the council in thle street
marking work probably for ?even
or eight month?.
In ?peaking of Mr. Hammond's
gift Mr. Ham yesterday afternoon
The Safety Council hope? that
appropriations can be made bv
Congres? for the fiscal year be
ginning July 1. 1923. to continue
this work, a? it Is manifestly
something that should be done at
public and not at private expense
The Safety Council cannot fully
express its appreciation of the
public-spirited liberality of Mr.
Hammond in making this contrib
ution. In the ludgment of ex
perts there is nothing more es
sential for the prevention of ac
cidents than the proper painting
of traffic Unes on pavements.
Naming of New Supreme
Court Justice Expected
The nomination of a successor to
Justice Pltney, who has tendered his
resignation, to take effect January
1, is expected to be sent to the 8en- >
ate by President Harding within the I
next few days. Retirement of
Justice Pitney created the fourth
vacancy on the Supreme Court bench
which President Harding has been
called upon to fill.
The names of Governor Nathan I.
Miller, of New York, recently de
feated for re-election, and Chief
Justice Robert" von Moschzlsker, of
the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,
have been mentioned aa successors
tt Justice Pltney. Governor Miller,
however, has indicated that he is not
a candidate for the appointment.
Wants Guard Officers
To Get Equal Allowance
Representative Frothlnghai.i (Rep.)
of Massachusetts has intro
duced In the House a bill granting
national guard officers the ?ame
commutation of quarters while par
tlcipatlng In encampments, maneu
vers or other exercises, to which
regular army officers are entitled.
The bill ia made retroactive to
July I, 1922. The Comptroller of
the Treasury ruled against the ?J
claims to equal rights made by
national guard officers and the ad
jutant general of Massachusetts Is
pressing for a change in the law.
Urges Planting of Trees
As National Observance
The American Tree Association
urges people all over the country
to plant trees in honor of the semi
centennial of Arbor Day, ?et ?side
In 1872, and to register them with
the association. Every one register
ing a tree planted will be made a
member of the association.
Charles Lathrnp Pack I? preel
dent of the association. The organ
ization, with headquarters here, will
send to each tree planter a cer
tificat? of registration for member
ship. No due? are charged.
Tim? t*> Have Beth
?alb of fine doll