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THE EVENING WORLD, THUUDAY, MARCH 23, 1922.''
OO EVENING WORLD TEN-SECOND NEWS MOVIES OO Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, Novelist, Praises American Slang Special Officers Gurlan and Stalidt or tne i. r. T. battled their 'wayp Ljm m - : : Itift Airnnn nnn nnnT GIRL WALLOPS MANSB AT GRAND CENTRALjffl p Police Restrain Men From Finisti? ing Job She Had Well 3jA l rnn ojp niimrr i II run umo uui-urr ii ON MILDINGS r B If Aldermen Considering Ordi nance Compelling Use of Device in Case of Fire. 'MEASURE IS APPROVED. Advocates of Ordinance Have n Put It Through Gradually U' and Deftly. Thcic Is now bcforo the Committee on Buildings of tho Board of Alder men tlio druft of tin ordlnanco which, If enacted, will cost the owners of resldcnco and other buildings a total of at least $45,000,000. 1 fc Tho projected law lias !een ap proved by the Board of Standards and Appeals. It will compel tho Installa tion of a safety gas cut-off device outside of every homo and other building now standing or to be built. The ostensible aim is to protect flrcmcn from gas by having nn out side valve by which they can shut off the gas before entering a burning building. But the gigantic profits to be derived by the manufacturers of the device may lie seen In tho fact that there is a total of about 150,000 buildings In New York. There aro about 1S5.000 one-family dwellings, 90,000 two-lamlly dwellings, 108,000 tenements and ordinary apartment housqs, more than 3,000 hotels and eievaior apariracni nouses and a largo numlier of loft and olllco bulld- Ongs. factories, warehouses and other uulldlngs. The cost of installing a ono and a half Inch valve for the small house would bo $100. For a larger house theio would bo required a two-Inch Naive costing $135. For still larger houses valves costing $180 and $225 would be required, and for very big buildings a vahc costinr $300. The estimate of $4',, 000,000 for tho entire city is, therefore, a minimum 4Bnc. Tho nctu.il costs would be far Kieater. Wherever there are tenants the costs would be indirectly charged by the owners upon them.' The scheme to feist this device upon the owners of every building in Now York has been put through gradually and deftly. The Hist move was taken In 191 f when an amendment to the Building Code was adopted providing that every building thereafter erected and also every existing building except jesidence buildings should have a gas Khut-off outside tho building. But no device was approved by the City authoiilics until 1920. On March 18 of that year John K. Healy made an application for approval of his safety value. On May 11, 1920, the Board of Standards and Appeals for mally approved his device. Ilealy's application was made by him as an individual. He Is, however, con -jpcted with tho Fire ant Gas Ap- Mlance Company, the olllres of whien are In tho otlices of the West ingho use Klectrlc International Company, No. 1C-5 Broadway. Tho original i (-solution of tho Board of standards and Appeals re questing the Corporation Counsel to draft an ordinance for submission to tho Board of Aldermen excluded pri vate dwellings from the list of build ings which were to he equipped with J JBte device. On May 17, 1921. a mo- ' Von was made that the Installation be put in and maintained by the gas companies. This was defeated by a vote of 5 to 3. Then on June 3. 1921, the report was amended so as to include "all buildings heretofore or hereafter erected." Some months later on Nov. in, 1921 tho Board of Standards and Ap peals adopted a resolution approving a gas cut-off device of tho Arthur K. McLean Company, Inc., plumbing contractors, at No. 271 West 125th Street. Hcaly's device and that of this company are tho only two that have received approval. Tho ordlnanco now before the Board of Aldermen Imposes a penalty for failure to lnstal a gas cut-off device Alderman Burdenhas introduced an amendment excluding from tho oper atlon of tho proposed ordinance all buildings having not moro than flf en sleeping rooms and occupied by o or three families. r w il?e CONVICT HAS MUSIC AS HE FACES CHAIR To Die To-Night, Murderer L:n joys Phonograph in Sing Sing Cell. ho his .fjawienre Kubal, sentenced to ectrocuted In Sing Sing prison tonlcht for t,ho murder of Mrs. Mlnlo S. Uart lott, wealthy widow of West Ilemp- sieaa, L. j., lociuy requested that Phonograph do played In front of cell In the death house. The warden allowed a phonograph he brnnirht to his roll nml i.i,iii peared to find keen enjoyment from tho music. I KUDai una previously requested a fiarmonlca, but this wa.i refused him jor icar no mignt srrip the metal from U and do Injury to himself. Hr hns made two attempts to commit sulfide py handing himself with bedclothes rom the to opf his cell door. sces vixcn.vr stoh ron ai.- i,r.(ii:i n.incriov Vincent Astor was made n defendnnt .o-day In ii suit for $30,000 by Frank 7orsaro, former tenant of property wned by Astor Ht Nos 230-232 West oriy-iixth Mreet. Corsnro nllegcs he 0 leae of the proper!) but won ijMUd on iUy 1 Jst. manamai liayo to take a trip to the j totes ctpry wooft to liraah np my vocabulary." thy on si nn e Is nlmost a definite language, and It most lo kept up to date" "In another genera (ion tho fluent use of "The KiiRllsh public schools provide, most "Ilecaiise of the sub- "Many of onr words l like ypnr 'He clever slang villi be a of the new slant; now social asset In all . and It is no longer quite at ease when he titles tii jotir nioticH are In vogiic l"ro bo- swings , h mean pen' and 'Yon snld a mouth, fill tremendously." tho Englishman is cause of the popular. Ity of English books." classes." tinged with inltrnrlty." hears an Americanism.' Cheerio! American Slang Is Far Better Than England's; Mr. Wodehouse, Past Master of It in His Stories, Says So He Awards Palm to This Country for Invention of Expressive Colloquial Phrases Says Mod ern Girl Is Slangy and Slang Is Human. By Roger Batchelder. riappers, slang Hllngcrs, antl purlsts, and you, Indies and gen tlemen, who occasionally let tho tongue slip and say "I'll tell tho world," or something equally open to criticism when Injected In the traditional conversation of the drawing room, cheer up! No longer need you assumo nn nlr of bravado if you don't care, nor quiver with remorse If you do. For your champion Is at hand. Slang is hot stuff; It is nccept ublo in the best circles of England and tho United States, and ac cording to the present indications the social lion or the feminine "life of the party" will be forced, In the next generation, to bo ablo to use clever, original slang at just tho right moment, If ho or she Is to remain a social leader. These assurances of the re spectability of "the vernacular" come from l'clham arcnvllle Wodehouse, English writer, who Is known to the United States and England as the master of slang. Every page of his books and short stories has a dozen examples; his heroes and heroines say things which, according to the standards of old, they shouldn't. "Humor is the basis of all slang," declared Mr. Wodehouso yesterday in his suite at the Al gonquin. "That Is why this coun try excels in the invention of clever words and phrases. Amer ica laughs and smiles perpetually, and her colloquial expressions Iwnr witness to that fact." "Then you prefer our slang to yours'.'" "Absolutely! Rlght-o! It is much moro expressive." "Kor example?" I suggested. Mr. Wodehouse reached for an other of the half-dozon pipes which lay on the tablo and filled It. Then ho thought for a moment. He Is a tall, well-built man and appears to be shall we say "about thirty-five?" He might be called a "typical Englishman" nt first glance, or when ono hears his decided accent. But his cor dial manner, his enthusiasm when speaking, the sparkle of his eyes as ho delights his hearer with a dry, humorous remark, take him from any specific category. "Typically Wodehouse" that better doscribes htm. "Take money, for Instance." ho said suddenly. "In England we have only 'dibs,' 'splosh and o'gobllns.' No one knows where they came from. Here you have a dozen expressive words." And he named these: "Dough," "mazuma," "roll," "rocks," "kale," "wad," "cush," "Iron men," "long green," "beans," anil "borrlcp." "As a matter of-fact," he con fided, "I have to take a trip to tho States every so often to brush up my vocabulary. If I'm away n long tlmo It gets rusty. In England, you know, slang seems to go on and on. Tho change from 'Cheero' to 'Cheerio' was quite an Innovation for us. If we had Invented 'I'll tell tho world" It would have been cur rent for years. Hut, six months afterward, American Inventive ness had brought 'I'll Inform the universe' and other variations, with you slang Is almost a defi nite language and It must be kept up to date." Blangy," ho replied, "but It her remarks aro clever they are per fectly acceptable anywhere. I presume that In another genera tion the fluent use of clever slang will bo a social asset In all classes. Tho war has given it respectability." "Von mean that the words and terms were Invented during tho war?" I asked. "To a certain extent. It Is par ticularly true of the Flying- Corps, for Its members brought back many technical slang phrases which have come into common usage. For Instance, there is 'getting your wind-up,' which means 'getting rattled." Tho old music halls of London, which are now almost a memory, were for merly the chief sources of collo quial expressions. Heard on the stage one night, they would be ail over London the next day. Tho public schools provide most of the new ones now, and It Is Interest ing to note that they are no longer tlngod with vulgarity, but are more dignified and of a hlgl'tr grade. "England is adopting many of your terms. Ten years ago, if one of my books was first printed In this country, I had to rewrite It before It would be intelligible to tho English reader. To-da, however, principally becauso of the sub-titles of your movies, and also from the wide circulation of O. Henry and other writers, the Englishman is quite at ease when ho hears an Americanism. On the other hand, many of our words aro in vogue hero because of the popularity of English books and stories." Mr. Wodehouse confessed that ho had favorites in the vocabu lary of slang. "I like 'He swings a mean pen,' and 'You said a mouthful' tre mendously," ho said. "Our most happy word. I think, is 'blotto,' though an Englishman is always at his best in terms of address. If he calls a friend 'Old bean, on Monday, It waul never do to ic peat It on the next day. Tues day It would be 'Old egg' and Wednesday would undoubtedly bring forth 'Old crumpet."' Mr. Wodehouse forgot all about the regular interview for a mo ment and burst forth, "I want to tell you about tho race horse Mrs. Wodehouso owns. His name Is Front Line, and since we benight him at Hunt Park he has won, carrying 13 stone 3 a record and came in second last year In the Caesarewltch " Then we talked about sports for a time, and I found that the au thor liked American football, but much preferred Kugby "Now to sum up." I suggested, "what do you think of this 'slang wave' which seems to bo upon us?" "There Is nothing demoralizing nbout It," he said seriously. "Slang Is awfully human, and tho fact that It Is acceptable shows that wo are all the more human than we used to be. It is a good sign nnd a wonderful thing, In my opinion." And as I left the room I thought I would try an avowed Anglicism. "PIp-plp." I ventured. "So long," smiled Mr. Wode house. TOOK A MOVING VAN TO REMOVE HOOCH "Isn't It ns popular in Eng land?" I nsked. "Out modern girl u A moving van had to bo used to re move four largo whiskey stills and a quantity of alcohol. Jugs, bottles nnd other paraphi-rnnlln usfd In the manu facture of hooch from Uip rear of a garage at No. 1" Jackson .Street, Ilrooklyn. Patiolman William KVnvhi was pn." Ing the garage wh n h- hint-lied tin odor of hooeli In tlv making The seizure was the retail. WHICH BEST TELLS ITS STORY? ENGLISH VERSION. 1. Klght-o. 2. Leg It. 3. .Slug a slop. 4. Toodle-oo or Pip-pip. E. Shall we stagger forth? 6. Sir Philip had a most ghastly thirst on. I was possibly a Uttlo blotto; not whiffled, perhaps, but Indisputably blotto. 7. 8. Tha'.'s a fruity scheme. 9. I would just hang round In the offing, shoving In an occasional tactful word. 10. I'll slang her In no uncertain voice. Has 31 Typists In Year, Boasts New Hiring Plan Herrick, Self-Elected Beauty ENpert, Tells How HE Picks Stenographers. (Special from a Staff Correspondent of The Evening World.) WASHINGTON, March 23. Rep resentative .Manuel Ilerrlck, the bachelor member from Perrv Oitv. AMERICAN EDITION. "1. You said It. 2. Heat it 3. Slam a cop. 4. So long. 5. Shall we run along? G. Sir Philip's tongue was hang ing out. 7. Possibly I had a small edgo on; not really stewed, but a few sheets to tho wind, at any rate. S. That's a rare idea. 9. I would just stick around, handing out a happy thought now and then. 10. I'll hand it to her straight from the shoulder. Okla., who gained notoriety by staging his own beauty contest sev eral months ago, lost his way In the. downtown section of tho city Tuesday night and appealed to Lieut. Plem nions at Police Headquarters for "location." After getting tho desired Information Herrick entertained a score of detectives and newspaper men on lmw to secuie. stenographers. He said he had employed and fired thlrty-onu stenographers In tho last car. Some, he explained, were dis missed because they were not atten tive enough to business, and others for personal masons which ho did not care to discuss. Telling his audienco he had evolved n, new and original plan to solvo tho help problem In his office, the bacho lor memlier from Oklahoma said: "I insert an advertisement In the. dally papers for a stenographer with out giving my namo or address. When tho nnswers flow In, I summon nbout six at a time and after consid eration select four. "No. 1 Btatts on Monday, No. 2 on Tucsdny, No. 3 on Wednesday and No. I on Thursday. On Friday I do clde which one to employ, and on Saturday 1 notify tho lucky onu alio has been selected." Asked what ho thought of Wash ington lieautlcs, the Representative said ho "could talk volumes on that subject." "Hack whero I como frpm," ho said, "It Is entirely different In re gard to the women folks. You don't Bee tho flappers and vamps parading tho streets theie as you do here. None of them for me," he emphati cally declared. HELD IN $12,500 BAIL FOR $500,000 THEFT Trticklnir Mnnnvrr Im1lctr.il With Two Wrttnw Kmplnyrea. George A. Robinson of No. 1059 Union Street. Ilrooklyn, manager of a trucking concern at No. 31 Moore Street, Manhattan, was held In 12,C0O bull In the Court of General 8eanl(nn to-day undor nn Indictment charging that he la one of three who stolo J500, 000 from the exporting firm of Alex ander & Iiuldwln, Nq. 82 Wall Street. The other two licensed an- Cnrl A. Dunn and Richard Kretztner, formerly manager and cashier, respectively, of the firm. They lire held In 150,000 boll each. It Is alleged that the manager uiel cashier got the money In the form of checks Illegally given to Robinson, wlio deposited the money In his account. Op oIri(ricaJ 3orcmxrtt Specia&AtS enheimllins a 34th Street New York Special Underwear Values Friday Crepe de Chine Night Gowns Lace-lrimmed and Tailored Models Exceptional at 5 J 00 Charming styles with and without sleeves. Some with shirring and tucks. Flesh, peach, and orchid. Silk Chemises Crepe de Chine and Radium Step-in "2.95 and Envelope Models Very Special J Stepin Drawers 1 2 9S Tailored and Lace-lrimmed styles Very Special I ' Wash Silk Petticoats I 3 OS Satin and Radium. Flesh and White Very Special Lingerie Chemises I j qq Arm-hole and strap-shoulder styles Very Special v Lingerie Night Gowns j qq Lace-trimmed and Tailored Very Special ' "Slang Is awfully human, and lis nccep. Imiro shows wo are more human than wh used In be." Grand Central Station at 7.30 o'clock this morning to where Miss Mlrmie Heller, twonty years old, .a stenog' raphcr of No. 20 Wlllanl Street, wa, holding on to Rocco Cavello, twentyi' an auto mechanic, with one hand anil walloping him on tho Jaw with her,.. disengaged bunch of digits, BcrcamT,Iw Ing the while. 'OTtnt. Men about tho pair were trying to"" tnko tho matter out of the hands of jJJ the young woman, and the timely ar- rival of the cops doubtless saved vjgfe Rocco from a severo manhandling, . m Heforo Magistrate Corrlgan, in York-,f! vlllo Court, Miss Heller said that.- Cavello Jammed Into her from behind Ji In tho rush to the downtown local rott and laid handt on her and wns other., ;j-f wise disrespectful. "sJi Magistrate Corrlgan ordered Co vello fingerprinted and held until1' Sf' Saturday for Investigation. Tho man claimed that ho did not know why,,',' the girl had slapped him. 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