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Price Fixing
To Stop With
End of War
{]. S. Industries Board Has
No Life After Peace
Coal Will Be First ,
Freed of Control
Market Prices Already Fall?
ing Away From Maxi?
mum Federal Figures
By Theodore M. Knappen
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.?With thi
rnr'seemingly virtually at an end, th<
question is raised: When and how wil
-.?ic government stop fixing price? am
regulating production?
Government supervision of foods an?
?ue!s stops with the official ending o
<he war. It is so written in the Leve
bill, on which both the food and fue
idministrations are based.
The authority under which the Wa
Industries Hoard restricts or stirnu
Jates production and rixe-i prices in it
iomain is of somewhat uncertain or
?r?n and vague in value. It is based o
,?a war power in general and th
ueerful content of the governe
ruther than on specific statutory euaci
?:ients. ? ,
It ux.:its because of the war, an
?ould appear to have no life beyon
the date of the proclamation of peac?
and yet it is conceivable that Amer
,:an industry, docile and tractable fc
lie common pood, beyond all ant?
(?ilium conception, may continue vo
BOtarily *o submit for ii time to re?
illation after the war power has vai
ijhed with the war.
The price-fixing committee of tl
War Industries Board must be ui
scrambled from tliat board within G
iiontli.i uft< r the termination of tl
war, by virtue- o.' the provisions of tl
Overman act. That would seem
place a six months' post-bellum lim
on the activities of the War Industri
Hoard in the matter of price-fixing.
( oal To Re Relieved First
Contrary to the New York opinio
as reflected in The Tribune'3 finanei
..age recently, authoritative opint
tore is that coal will be the first coi
modify to be relieved from governme
Market prices for bituminous ct
ire already beginning to fall aw
rom the maximum prices establish
y th ' fuel administration. If tl
'?recesa should continue to a mark
:uent, as is possible, in view of cc
itires before the war. government cc
rol will automatically cease, becau
ita maximum price will be so high
?otto aff'.H-t the rise and fall of prit
from natural commercial causes.
It is believed that when the closi
of navigation on the tireat Lakes ten
nates the flow of coal to the West a
Xorthwcst, there will be a surplus
rtuminous coal and a marked tender?
er prices to break. The authority
?ontrol will remain until peaco is o
dally proclaimed, which, it is believ
Mill bo about six months after the 1
'.'inning of the armistice with Germa
., By that time, coal men think, the
dustry will be on a normal basis ag;
Mid there will be no occasion to 1
Congress for an extension of author
t? control prices and direct distri
Some of the food supply expe
"."link that the interval between
?rmistme and peace will be as 1(
?a it will be necessary to regulate f<
'?rices. It is remarked, of course, t
-nder the authority of law, the pi
"? wheat for the 1919 crop has alre?
''een fixed at a guaranteed price
The Lever law provides that e
tractua! obligations established bef
'he expiration of the six months' li
'nust be respected. This means t
?he food administration, at least
concerns the operations of its gr
buying corporation, will have to rem
en the job until the end of the 1
"rop marketing your, which means u
"bo middle of 1920.
This will enable the government
control the American wheat surplu.1
^19, as well as in 1920. for the purr
?J dealing with the food situation
hurope. which, it is admitted, will
fcost difficult until after 1920.
Food for Europe
It will, howevor, within six moi
after the termination of tho war, c<
to have any power to interfere x
th? fro., determination of the price
>11 other foodstuffs by the ordii
market operations.
The outlook is reported to be s
for larrup food surpluses in the Un
fates that the Kuropean demand
&e met without excessive inflatior
'rices. If the prospect should be ot
T'3C, Congress would likely eons
"le advisability 0f extending the ?
eral powers of the food administra
rjntil normal market conditions
J(,en attained.
On the other hand, the opinion se
to be that th ? time between the ar
?ce and tho formal conclusion
r"!*ce* or even six months therca
11J not be long enough to re?stal
' ormal conditions in steel and o
commercial metals.
Pood Administrate]
Not to Lose Ident
Hoover Denies Report of C
templated Merger With tl
Agriculture Department
(Specie! Dispatch to The Tribur,-.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.?The
nnirustration will not be merged
"?? department of Agriculture
W?c?1 is declared, the food admini
?oti has announced in denying th
??rt tho merger was contemplatec
*?? also denied a bill had been dri
'?nsferring the food administrait
wJL*8r?cuftural Department.
?he food administration will
"noe until loffal peace is decla
?*}Q a statement issued by Food
?Mistrator Hoover. "It will thcr
????-really dissolve, except as t<
?2 ..' entered upon, and these
W ?-ill bo discharged cither bj
,??0 administration or by assi)
I? t0 other departments of the
rnrnent. I? the meantime the foo
?"'???ration does not intend to
l* efforts in any direction.
?a. fo0'1 administration itself
rnV? the ,aw BK at present fr
i-uriiy a war meaaure, and it? ?
; WlSlOns have no place in tho
?? except to serve war ends. '\
, ?r Vongress muy decide as to
'BMUon after peace of any o
Zr **}*** Tt"^ in force must be a
ti?ii "J"*'*1 legwlation, and the
tfc-H*r ?*P*rtment that is to cor
th2\? r'? d?ubt hK det?rmiR
ti^h".f^od ??dm.'nUtrttlon in its
wn of: fading people abroad 1
JJ2?i bprd?n after armlstlc? th?
u,"' ?nd this barden will ?continu
I w *?*t harvtet."
Officer Who Escaped
Huns Reaches U. S.
Lieutenant Isaacs Declines to
Discuss Experiences in
Prison Camp
1 Lieutenant Edward V. Isaacs, U. S. N.,
: wno escaped from the German prison
! camp at Villingen Baden on October 6,
? arrived here to-day on a British liner
i on his way to Washington. Lieutenant1
Isaacs was one of the officers of the
torpedoed President Lincoln and was
taken aboard the U-boat that Bank her.
The young naval officer declined to
-,ay anything concerning his experi?
ences from the time he was taken
aboard the submarine until he reached
.Switzerland in his flight.
7?lajor Malcolm McB. Bell-Irving, a
Canadian flier, who has been in the
hospital for the last eight months, aH-o !
returned on the same vessel.
"Don't Cry," Soldier
Writes Before Death
Lieutenant From Fighting
Family Wanted To Be
Buried Here
"Don^'t cry if you receive a telegram
! telling you that your husband has
l fallen on the lield of honor. The only
! regret I will have is that I won't be
1 able to bid you goodby and be buried
? on American soil," wrote Lieutenant
? Clarence C. Burchor in the last letter
I received by hia wife at their home in
j Bloomlield, N. J.
She was notified yesterday that he
I had been killed in action October 17!.
] He was twenty-six years old, an officer
, in Company F. i 13th Infantry. He re
j cently had been cited for gallantry- A
I brother is an officer in the same regi
| nient, another is a member of an engi
? neer regiment and a third i. a marine.
j His sister is a nurse in a base hospital
j in New Orleans.
the 312th Machine Gun Battalion, was
killed in action September 27, two days
after lie had written to his parents, Mr.
j and Mrs. George Michaelis, of 295 Lin
? coin Avenue, Brooklyn, that he had rc
I turned to a rest billet after a week in
i the front line. At the same time his
? family received news of his death an
! other messag?. came announcing that
j his brother, George Michaelis, jr., of
i Company B, .''fith Infanttry, had been
? missing in action since July 16.
128th Infantry, who was killed in ac
! tion October 4, was graduated from
i West Point in 1916, and was on the
j Mexican border with the 9th Infantry
in that year. He was thirty-three
: years oid, and went to France last De
; cember. His home in New York was
j at 108 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn.
Army Motor Service
Control Is Unified
New Transport Corps Takes I
Over Cars of Many
{Special Dispatch to The Tnbunv! ?
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.?Motor
transportation facilities for every de- j
partment of the army will hereafter .
be controlled by the Motor Transport '
Corps, the War Department announced ?
to-day. Heretofore motor vehicles |
have been assigned to various depart- :
ments for their exclusive use. Under ?
the new plan they will be operated '?
under one control for the benefit of all i
In Washington, where the need for!
passenger cars for official business is
great, an elaborate taxicab system has !
been established, consisting of thirteen '
stations connected with an adequate
system of telephones. Officers above ?
the rank of captain are provided with
cards entitling them to call govern?
ment cars when needed, for official
business only. Junior officers and civil
service employes must have trip tickets
to gain the use of the special service.
A 'bus service, operated on schedule
between principal buildings occupied
by army organisations provides trans- I
port over regular routes for officers and
employes on official business. The new j
system will reduce the motor equip- !
ment necessary for the army's use by !
about 33 per cent. The vehicles re-j
leased from domestic service will be i
available for overseas duty.
_ Joy riding, the evasion of state ?
license fees by privately owned vehicles :
masquerading as government cars, and
other abuses will be prevented by the
rule requiring all army trucks, cars and
motorcycles to be painted olive drab
and stenciled U. S. A. on the sides and
rear and by the words "For official use
only." All chauffeurs will be limited
service enlisted men and will be under
military discipline.
Enright Is Entertained
At Dinner by the Friars
Police Commissioner Richard E. En
right was guest of honor at a dinner
given by the Friars in their monastery,
110 West Fortieth Street, last night.
Among those present were Francis M.
Hugo, Secreta'ry of State: George S.
Dougherty, Herman E. Metz, Daniel
Frohman, Mortimer L. Schiff, Colonel
Alexander S. Bacon, Collector John J.
Glcason, Major Fuller Potter, George
M, Cohan and William Morris. Ren
nold Wolf was toastmaster.
Speakers included Mr. Hugo, Mr.
Dougherty, Colonel Bacon and Mr.
Cohan. Mr. Dougherty and Mr. Hugo
predicted that Commissioner Enright,
would be a candidtte in the next May?
oralty election. After the speech mak?
ing fifteen boxes in the Metropolitan
Opera House for the Friars' benefit
next Sunday evening for the War Fund
Campaign were auctioned by Joseph P.
Day and brought $20,000.
New York and Brewster
Men Win War Honors
Fir.3t Lieutenant Frank A. Busby, of
the S12th Infantry, son of Mrs. Mary
A. Busby, 307 East Thirty-seventh
?street, has written to his brother-in
law, Mortimer M. Kelly, manager of
Murray's, that the Croix de Guerre has
been awarded him.
At midnight, July 20, he crawled out
into "No Man's Land" "to get an un
exploded gas shell which his com?
mander had spotted and suspected
might contain a sample of a new
German gas. Another man had
started on the same mission a few'
hours earlier and had not returned.
Lieutenant Busby brought back the
"dud" and, incidentally, the other man,
who had been wounded.
BREWSTER, N. Y., Nov. 10.?Lieu?
tenant Hutching?, Jr., has written to
his parents here that he has been cited
for bravery in France. When all the
other officers of his company had been
killed, he wrote, he led the men for?
ward though wounded four times by
All Aboard Wrecked Ship
Saet?a Are Landed Safely
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.--Eighty-one
men who were aboard the American
steamer Saetia, which sank yesterday
morning off Ocean City, Md., after an
explosion, have been landed safely.
The Navy Department said to-night
this acconnts for "approximately all"
?1 tliose aboard.
Columbia Honors
68 Former Students,
Victims of Big War
Booklet Will Contain Pict?
ures of Those Who
Gave Up Lives
Columbia University's tribute to its
dead on the field of honor is to take
the form of three booklets, the first of
which just has been issued. The initial
publication bears the pictures of Major
John Purroy Mitchel, Joyce Kilmer and
others of the sixty-eight Columbia men
who have made the supreme sacrifice.
On the cover of the folder is a re?
production of President Wilson's mes?
sage to the Students' Army Training
Corps, which was read at the induction ,
into service of the student-soldiers.,
On the middle page is the last poem
from the pen of Mr. Kilmer, ''The Peace?
maker," written on the firing line in
France and delivered to Mrs. Kilmer I
here a few days before the news of his
death in action.
The university's list of dead heroes
include. :
Private Paul Baer, Private Julian W.
Baldwin, Captain Paul E. Betowski,
Colonel Henry A. Bostwick, Flying Ca?
det Wayles B. Bradley, jr.. Lieutenant
Herbert A. Buermeyer, Sergeant Lyman
C. Butbr, Captain William Colquhoun
?'missing), Lieutenant Sigmund Deutsch,
Captain Arthur D. Dryfoos, Private
Walter Emory Dunn, Lieutenant Colo?
nel Alfred Winter Evans, Lieutenant
Edward J. Haines, Second Lieutenant
Joseph T. Hanlon, Lester P. Harris,
Jefferson Healy, Lieutenant Wilmer E.
Herr, Jerome Hirshler, Newberry Hol
brook, Lieutenant J. H. Holliday, jr.
Mitchel's Name on List
Captain John D. Irving, Major Theo?
dore C. Jansway, Lieutenant Raymond
B. Jauss, Lieutenant Malcolm M. John
stone, Sergeant Joyce Kilmer, Captain
Oscar N. Leiser. Lieutenant Alwyn
Gordon Levy, Lieutenant Benjamin
Maurice, Lieutenant Ravmond J. Mc
Phee, Private David W. Miller, Major
John Purroy Mitchel, Lieutenant Ed?
ward B. Mitchell.
Sergeant Gilroy Mulqueen, Major
Charles P. Peugnet, Lieutenant A. E.
Purchas, jr., Cadet Rexford Shilliday.
Lieutenant Bert R. Smith, Second Lieu?
tenant J. Clovis Smith, Lieutenant Sid?
ney Spiegelberg, Private Floyd A. Ste?
vens, Lieutenant Clarence C. Thomas,
Ambulance Driver Chandler Waterman,
Major Richard Weil, Charles Bunneli
Wiilard, Lieutenant Spencer C. Will?
Cuban Labor Strike
Leaders Are Arrested
HAVANA, Nov. 10.?Leaders of the
harbor unions which have been on
'trike for nearly a week, completely
tieing up shipping in the harbor here,
were placed under arrest yesterday on
charges of preventing men from re?
turning to work by coercion. The
labor leaders, nine in number, were
sentenced to eighty days' imprison?
Nearly 200,000
Jews in Service,
Statement Shows
American Jewish Commit?
tee Report Reveals 4 P. C.
of Total U. S. Casualties
The part Judasim has played for
America in the present war was set
forth yesterday in the report of the
execu'ive committee of the American
Jewish Committee, which met at the
Hotel Astor. The body was organ?
ized in 1906 to prevent the infrac?
tion of the civil and religious rights
of Jew.-;.
According to the report, there art
from 150,000 to 200,000 Jews in th?.
armed force? o? the United States
? Of these probably 130.000 are in the
army, 20,000 in tne navy and 1,400 in
the Marine Corps, the report says.
Of the 2,502 casualties among Jews
in the army and navy up to November
1, 4_ were killed ?n action, 142 died
from wounds, 96 from disease and 73
] from accident, making the deaths -.1
per cent of those sustained by the
entire American Expeditionary Force.
The committee aiso reported com?
batting many instances of discrimina?
tion against Jev*.. During the course
of this work, the report said, it had
had correspondence with almost every
branch of the government. The ex?
ecutive committee also denied the re?
port the Jews were responsible for the
depredations of the Bolsheviki in Rus?
"From information which' your com?
mittee ha. been able to secure," the
report reads, "o." the state of affairs
in that distracted country, it can shy
wits confider.ee this report is entirely
unfounded and The Jews of Russia,
to an overwhelming extent, are ranged
on the side of those who are strug?
gling for the restoration of decency
and order ami who *>re Oatrio'"caI*y
striving to deliver Rn.-ia ?rom it?
present unhappy condition."
The following officers were elected
at yesterday's meeting:
President. Louis Marshall: vice
presidents, Cyrus Adler, Julius Rosen?
wald, and treasurer, Isaac W. Bern
i heim.
Abram I. Elkus. of New York, and
Albert D. Lasker. of Chicago, were
? elected members of the executive com?
mittee, on which are Dr. Cyrus Adler
?and Judge Mayer Suhberger, of Phil
j adelphia. Louis Marshall. Jacob Schiff.
Oscar S. Straus. Cyrus L. Sul.berger
and Samuel Dorf, of New York, Pro
fessor Jacob H. Hollander, of Balti?
more, Isidor Sobe!, of Erie. Penn.,
Colonel Cutler, of Providence. A. Leo
Weil, of Pittsburgh, and Julius Rosen
wald, of Chicago.
Aero Club Decorates Six
PARIS. Nov. 10. The foreign ser?
vice committee of the Aero Club of
America has conferred its war medal
on Gabriele D'Annumio, of the Italian
army. Lieutenants Forest and Mardi,
of the French army; Douglas Camp
bell, of California; Frank Luke of
Phoenix, Ari: . ami Edward Eticken
bacher, of Columbus. Ohio.
Posthumous awards are made to
Lieutenant Coiffard, of the French
army: Pau! Pavelka, of Madison, Conn.,
and Ensigns c. S. Read and A. l>.
Sturtevant, o: the American navy.
fMn the Heart of New York" ?Direct by Subway, Tube and "L"
' V
at 34th St.
Women's Fashionable Coats
-designed to provide maximum comfort on cold Winter days, and possessive
of much originality in their conception. Priced Remarkably low in a
Special Sale To-day
Smartly belted coats, in tasteful tailored and fur-trimmed styles.
Tailored in soft, rich Wool Velour, that will cive excellent
service... Sises 34 to 48.
At 829.50
Skilful reproductions of much higher-priced coats, developed
tn Arcadian Lamb, Wool Velour, Burella and many other fash?
ionable materials, with convertible storm collars of self material
or fur. Lined throughout and interlined.
A wonderful collection of coat, in semi-belted and full-belted
styles, exquisitely fashioned of All-Wool Pom-Pom, Two-tone
Velour or Sil vertone, luxuriously trimmed with the most wanted
furs. Beautifully silk lined throughout.
For To-day, Monday
Men's Smoking Jackets
Special $6.50
Splendid for gitt purpose. Tailored in Wool Double-faced
Cloth, with silk corded edges and trogs. Cannot he
equalled anywhere for less than Ten Dollars
Win the War
Early Christmas
TheU.S. Government urges
early Christmas chopping
as a vital necessity. If you
show a patriotic spirit by
co-operating with the Gov?
ernment, more labor will
be available for cisential
war work.
We have a most extensive
stock of practical merchan?
dise for gift purposes now
ready at reasonable prices.
A Few
Ivortus Toilet Sets;
Gold Jewelry; Dia?
mond Jewelry; Bath
Robes for Men and
Women ; Slippers ? in
leather, or "Comfy"
Slippers ; and Gloves of
every description. a
?Coats of a very distinctive type, in a great
variety of most uncommon styles, developed
in Silvertone, Wool Velour, rich Pom-Pom,
and Bolivia, featuring new adjustable collars
of fur or self material. Sires 34 to 523_.
Exact duplicates of high-priced imported
coats, tailored beyond criticism in Bolivia,
Crystal Cloth, Silvertone,or VelourdeLaine,
luxuriously trimmed with furs, or for wear
with separate scarfs and muffs. 34 to 52}<i ?
Also ? A Very Large Collection of Extra-Size Coats at
Correspondingly Low Prices
Beg in n in g Th is Mor n in g ?
An Extraordinary Special
Sale of
200 Women's Serge Frocks
Regularly $35 to $45
We accept
payments and
issue Official
[On account of
Fourth Liberty Loan
Coupon Books
The Fashionably Dressed Woman Will Find Much
of Interest in
The New Binner Corsets
Perfection in the proportioning of the new Binner Cor?
sets gives to them not only an unusual degree of comfort,
but also body gracing lines so far achieved in no other Cor?
set. We are now featuring all the new models, for regular
and extra-sire figures.
At *6 to ?25
according to the material in which developed.
Buy War Savings Stamps
regularly. They help win the war. On sale
on every floor and by all our salespeople.
Coiffures of Unusual Beauty
are easily arranged with the aid of a Natural Wavy Switch,
or -Transformation. We shall feature an excellent assore
rnent to-morrow in* fine quality hair at these special prices:
Switches $4.45 Transformations $5.95
Slight additional charge for Grey
Smart Frocks
in two stunninp
Special s18.50
Practical, but very "stylish"
frocks, fashioned of All-Wool
Serge usually seen only in
dresses at much higher prices.
Some are enriched with Silk
Braid. Others have cluster^
of pin tucks, demure round
necks, and youthful Satin
At $18.50?
Unequalled '
Limited to Mondad and Tuesday"
Women's Smart Suits
Regularly S45 and $50
Reduced to
A collection of the most distinctive Sports, Dressy,
and Tailored Suits shown, reduced for
prompt disposal because the size and
color ranges are not quite complete.
Beautifully developed in
Chiffon Broadcloth, Velour Velveteen,
Silvertone, Duvet de Laine, Oxfords,
BuTella, and Velour Checks ; some
lavishly trimmed with furs. All sill
lined and warmly interlined.
Fourth Floor
Reduced to
Beautifully Em?
broidered a ia d
strictly tailored Ail
Wool Serge Frocks
from our regular
stock, together with
a special purchase
trom a well-known
Fifth Ave. Tailor.
-The! styles arc
among the very
newest, in straight
line and tunic ef?
fects, and many in
smart Slip-over
kimona style with
plaited skirt, tailor?
ed with a thorough?
ness seldom known
in frocks at a mod?
erate cost.
-Verty Blue, Blacky and Brotin. Sizes from 34- to ti,
but not all sizes in each style.
Fashionable Beaded Bags
in a Remarkable Sale To-day
At ?5
At s5
Exquisite Chiffon Velvet Bags, with large mirror-backed
beaded tops. The bead work is skilfully done, in
colorings and designs o? a most unique
and very tasteful character.
Uack, Navy, Taupe, Brown, Plum
The Newest and Most Exclusive Fashions~in.
Smart Fur Coats> Scarfs
and Muffs
will be presented .to-day in our Enlarged Department on the
Sixth Floor( at prices remarkably low considering the
superlative quality of the Pelts used in the de?
velopment of the various models. A few
of the splendid values to be presented
Hudson Seal Coats.in Stunning Trotteur
models v -. * -.?.,..- Special $175.00
Hudson Seal Coats in Three-quarter length
models, exact copies of expensive im?
ported models.. *,.. .?.,.-.?..>.Special 195.00
Hudson Seal Coats in THree-qaarter length
models, with luxurious Dyed Skunk
Collar, Cuffs and Border. Special 235.00
Taape Nutria Coats in Exquisite Trotteur
models .......... . ............... .Special 170.00
Natural Muskrat Coats-.n 30-inch Trotteur
models. Special 125.00
Handsome Blended Marmot Coats with
large Natural Raccoon collar . .. . .Special
Fox Scarfs .?..?... -.?.-?... *...... .??%._. -Special
Selected Fox Scarfs. ?< ??*?.?..-. ??????.. .Special
Fox Sets.????v?............Special
Hudson Seal Scarfs...................Special
Hudson Seal Muffs....c ?*-.?......Special
Beaver Scarfs..??.???.??#?..*?.?.???-.Special
Beaver Muffs.....??-?.._._..-....?*???_. -Special
Skunk Scarfs --...^_..-...?.v. .Special
Skunk Muffs ,-,..Special

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