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Heartless, Says
Allen of Army's
Casualty Delav
Kin Should Have Been INoti
fied of Deaths Within Ten
Dav?. Declares Kausiu
Repriniandod by Colonel
Forbiddcn, as Y. M. C. A.
Worker. to Inform Sol?
diers" Relatives of Wounds
By Throdore M. Knappen
New York Tribunt
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.? "The disre
gard of the rights of the kin of killed
and wounded soldiers was the most
heartless thir.g I have ever seen," Gov?
ernor Henry J. Allen of Kansas told
the Senate Military Affairs Committee
to-day, in explaining why casualty re?
ports were so much delayed.
High officers had informed him, Ue
said, that full reports of all casualties
should have been available within ten
days after a heavy action, whereas they
actually were delayed, so far as infor?
mation to relatives was concerned, as
rauch as six weeks and even longer.
The delays were due to a heaplng up
of red tape that was so complex and
useless that it appeared that it could
only have been arranged for the pur?
pose of causing delay.
As illustrating how the devotion to
form and routine enslaves and biasaes
the military mind, Governor Allen told
how he had been reprimanded by Colo?
nel Davis, the adjutant at General
Pershing's headquarters, for giving in?
formation, as a Red Cross agent, to a
mother in Selma, Ala., that her son was
killed and buried six weeks before the
War Department notified her.
Colonel Davis was not concerned
about the suspense this mother had
been saved or about the suspense and
anxiety of other mothers. All that wor
ried him was that the army had been
put in a bad light in the Selma district
by the knowledge that the Red Cross
had reported a death six weeks before
the army had got around to it. Such a
course, the colonel explained naTvely,
had a very bad effect on the reputation
of the army.
As a means of preventing any more
bad effect? of this kind, instructions
were issued forbidding the Red Cross
to report deaths or wounds or com
municate with relatives until after the
".ames had appeared on the casualty
list at headquarters. Previous to thi.s
time the Red Cross had been organ
izing and had begun to operate "one of
the finest conceptions" of the war to
give relatives news of their soldiers in
France, especially attending to cases of
:.T\qu\ries from home in regard to sol?
diers viho had not been heard of for
such a length of time as to arouse ap
prehensiov.. and to report tenderly to
tbe home folk regarding the wounded
and thc dead.
The next step, the Governor said,
*as to permit the Red Cross to report
to the home head office, but to require
'.he latter to wait until the casualty
lists werc ready before making any re?
port. Two weeks after the armistice
'.he TV'ar Department gave the Red
t'ross freedom of action.
Col. Davis's Reply
In explaining to Colonel Davis what
the Red Cros3 was doing in this way
and was pianning to do, Governor Al
?en pointed out that it was the same
thtng that the British army organiza?
tion did itcelf. Colonel Davis's answer
*as:
"Just because one army wears red
pints ia no reacon why another one
Aould."
The pcculiar facility of the repre?
sentatives of a business nation to bun
'??: the simple routine business of the
wnjy, uch a^ reporting casualties
promptly, wa3 manifest also m the
Jrmy postal arrnagements.
Owing, probably, to some red tape
tegolation. which he was unable to ex
Plafo in any ;.... Governor Allen said
?usands of lettera addressed to
'oldiers were returned to the senders
??' the addi - ees happened to be in
Bospita] ? ?. : . of with their unit
"^ t! -? ; reached France, even
Transports Due Here
To-day and To-morrow
Arrlved To-day
The Woonsocket, from Bordeaux
January 27, with 1 officer nnd 20
men of Detachment Casual Company,
17 from illncss.
Tho Cnnopic, from Brest Febru?
ary 8. with -l.Tol officers and men,
These include the 134th Infantry
Field and Staff Headquarters and
Machine Gun Company, Medical De
tachment, and 173 casual officers.
She is expected to dock at Pier 61,
North River. this afternoon.
The Ortega, from Brest February
7. with 1,229 men. including 101st In?
fantry Supply Company, Medical De?
tachment. Detachment of Machine
Gun Company; four casual com?
panies; 46 casual officers and casual
detachment of marines. Dock at Pier
42, North River.
The HendersoT., from Bordeaux
February 3. wjih 1.272 men. is ex
pectcd to dock to-day at 1 p. m.
at Pier 2, Hoboken. iier troops in?
clude 17 Bordeaux Convalescent De?
tachments, consisting of "7 officers
and 1,126 men; one Medical Detach?
ment and 1 casual company of sick
and wounded men.
I.a Touraine, the French liner,
from Havre February 9, is expected
to dock this forenoon at Pier 57.
North River, Manhattan. She has
on board 014 men, including the
Headquarters of thc 2d Army Corps;
Headquarters troop of the 2d Army
Corps; an advance detachment of the
27th Division and a detachment of
the 412th Telegraph Battalion.
The Malden. from St. Nazaire
February 5, is bringing over 27 cas
auls, 17 being officers.
Due To-?norrow
The President Grant, from Brest
February S, with 1,761 men, including
184 Infantry Brigade Headquarters;
164th Infantry, 162d Infantry Supply
Company; 76 casual officers; 0 Brest
Convalescent Detachments. Dock at
Pier 5, Hoboken.
Wilhelmina, from Bordeaux Febru?
ary 11, with 1,711 men. including
17 Bordeaux Convalescent Detach?
ments, 83 officers and 1,378 men;
Evacuation Ambulance Company No.
80, New York; Company M, 345th
Infantry (New York); detachment of
Casual Company No. 54 (Pennsyl?
vania).
The Pueblo, from Brest February
9. with 1,520 men, including Company
I. 101st Infantry; Companies L and
M, Detachment Company D and
Medical Detachment 162d Infantry
and two casual companies.
The St. Louis, from Brest Febru?
ary 8. with 1,338 men, including
Compnnies E, F and G, 161st In?
fantry; two casual companies and 20
casual officers.
The Heredia. from St. Nazaire
February 4, with 91 men, including
detachments of Base Hospitals No.
15, 18 and 66.
though thc postal authorities knew
the precise address of thc invalids.
In support of this statement, the
Governor produced a number of re?
turned letters with the original envelop
on which were notations to tbe effect
that the man was sick. In some in
stances the notation even gave the
number of the ward and the name of
the hospital. showing that, even where
the addresscs were known to the pos
tal authorities, they had returned the
letters, instead of forwarding them to
the new locations.
U. S. Soldiers Discouraged
In concluding his discussion of these
matters, Governor Allen said that
everything was permitted to happen to
an American soldier to discourage and
demoralize him that could happen, and
the result was that the members of n
vicrcrious army were returning home
sore and sullen and without any of the
glad elatiou of victora in a noble cause.
Regarding the battle of the Argonne
Governor Allen covered substantially
the same ground to-day that he did
before the House Rules Committee ;
yesterday, and his testimony regarding j
the all-around lack of military ma
chines and material in the Argonne.
which resulted in infantry unaided j
fighting and conquering not only op- '
posing infantry, but artillery, machine
guns, gas; and airplanes, aroused a
lively discussion among members of the
committee as to who was to blame- the
War Department, General Pershing and
officers or nothing but the ex
igencies of the war. Senator Kirby
thought the answer to Governor Allen's
criticisms was that, after all, the Amer
icans won the battle of the Argonne
and that was what they were there
to do.
Incidentally, Senator Kirby asked
Governor Allen. as a Y. M. C. A. work
er. what he had to say about universal
complainta regarding the shortcomings
of the Y. M. C. A.
Cause of "Y" Complaints
The Governor said these complaints
were'due to the fact, cbiefly, that the
Y. M. C. A. had neen asked by the army
to run the post canteens, and was
therefore the only one of the auxiliary
organizations that had anything to sell.
It had then made the foolish mistake
of charging 10 per cent more for what
it sold than the commissary did in
order to offset. the transportation
charges it had to pay, as against the
commissary's free transportation, but
later it bad abandoned this practicc.
"The highly organized inefficiency of
the whole situation," was Governor
Allen's brief and biting explanation of
the facts that the 35th Division fought
in the Argonne without adequate artil?
lery, without airplanes, without hand
grenades, without revolvers, without
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kitchens, without food. without. ambu?
lances, without litters and with its own
artillery shelling them instead of thc
enemy.
"I would not say thev are good sol?
diers," said ;t French officer, comment
ing on this achicvement, "hut they are
magnificent fighters. If the French
army had fought as ihe Amei dcani
fougbt in the Argonne there would not
havo been a Fn nch soldier alive nt the'
end of thc first year of thc WUr."
But Little Conmlaint
The men who performcd these prodi
gies made but little complaint of their
unnecessary hardshipg and sufferings,
though some of thc wounded lay in
the inud without even a blanket or an
overcoat for as much as sixty hours.
One such victim, who lost'both feet
and a hand in consequence of the ex
posurc and delay before his wounds
were dressed, personally had been
known to Governor Allen as thc great?
est "grouchcr" in his regment about
little matters. such as inability to get
more than one package of cigarettes
or more than a bar of chocolate from
thc }. M. C. A. Finding the wounded
man suffering without complaint, Gov?
ernor Allen reminded him of his for?
mer notorious faultfinding over triflcs,
whereupon the soldier snappcd:
"Say, what in hell is tho matter
with the Y. ..M. C. A.?"
Governor Allen paid his respects to
Colonel R. G. Peek, inspector general,
for criticising the 35th Division sol?
diers because they presented a sloppy,
unbuttoned and buttonless appear
ancc just after the hell of the Ar?
gonne, in which they had lost 50 per
cent of their effectives and into which
they had been sent without sufficient
clothing.
"These troops," said Colonel Peek
of the men who had with nothing but
nfles and bayonets stormed the Ar?
gonne, which had been deemed impreg
nable for three years, "have all the
earmarks of National Guard regiments,
which they are."
Lieutenant Jones
Gets Enright fiO. K.'
On Retirement
Veteran Policeman's Long
Fight Won When Court
Is^nes Contcmpt W r i t
Against His Siiperior
Police Commissioner Enright finally
retired Lieutenant William A. Jones
yesterday on half pay, $2,225 a year.
Enright. acted in time to escape court
contempt proceedings. For months he
had refused to retire the lieutenant,
in spite of the fact police surgeons
had declared him physically unfit for
duty.
Lieutenant Jones last night advanced
two possible reasons for Commissioner
Enright's treatment of him.
One was his opposition to Enright's
reelection as hcad of the Police Lieu
tenants' Association in 1915. Enright
had held the position many years, and
Jones led a hlibustcr against his re?
election. However, Enright won the
election.
The other concerns Detective Irving:
O'Hara, who is Mayor Hylan's brother
in-law. When Jones was in charge
of thc Ninth Branch Detective Bureau :
in Brooklyn, detectives made an im?
portant arrest one day. Jones said
O'Hara, although he had had nothing
to do with the arrest, tried to induco I
Jones to make the record read so he
would be given part of the credit.
Jones fiatly refused. The detectives I
he did credit with the arvest were of
ficially commended.
Jones Mad??Long Fight
Jones had to fight many months for
hiB retirement. After Enright refused
tc retire him he appealed to the courts.
In the Brooklyn Supreme Court he won
a mandamus writ ordering Enright to
retire him. Enright appealed to the
Appellate Division, but 1 o^t. Enright
formally sanctioned thc retirement
when Jones secured from the Brooklyn
court an order requiring Enright to
show cause why hc should not bc ad
judged in contempt.
"In my thirty-two years in the Po?
lice Department," said Jones last night,
"I have never known of a man so
humiliated as 1 have been. Policemen
suspended under serious charges were
never compelled to report. daily at
Headquarters."
Made to Report Daily
Since last June Enright has com?
pelled Jones, who has been on sick
leave, to report daily to the police sur
geon at Headquarters. Jones's home,
at 1400 Katonah Avenue, is fifteen
miles from Headquarters. It took the
man whom two boards of police sur?
geons had certified was suffering from
paralysis, one hour and a half to got.
to Headquarters a similar time to ra
turn, and frequently he was kept wait?
ing an hour or so before he could go
through the formal ity of "reporting"
to the surgeon.
One of Enright's stated object ions to
retiring Jones was that the Lieutenant
intended to engage in private businesH.
One of the sixty-nine policemen retired
since Enright has been in office was
Detective E. II. Waldron, who now con
ducts a private detective agoncy. Dur?
ing Jones's thirty-two year serviee he
made some of the most important ar?
rests in the department's history. Wal?
dron was retired on full pay.' Jones
got only half-pay when he finally was
retired.
Bill Provides Raise
For I 7,000 Teachers
Will Mean $6,400,000 Increase
in City's Annual Buriget
if Passed
New Yorl. Tribune
Sta (( Correspondenee
ALBANY, Feb. 18. A flat increase I
of 40 per cent in salary for the 17,000
elementary school teachers in New
York City is provided in a bill intro- '
duced to-day by Senator Salvatore A.
Cotillo. It applics to all tenchern,
men nnd women alike, from tbe klndor
trartcn through to thc ninth grade.
Senator Cotillo ways the bill will mean
an increase of more than $6,400,000
annually in the city's budget,
"This. bill," aaid Senator Cotillo.
"will help to relieve the situation m
New Yon which hns worried the edu
cationai authorities for months. There
l? at present a shortage or one thou?
sand teachers, nnd tho children are
huddled in congcated classrooms or
ire turned loosc In the streets. As
"early nil of these children are either
foreign born or of foreign parontage,
the Bcriousncss of the Situation, look
ing at It frorn nn Americanization
problem, is obvious."
The salary of all teachers for tho
irst year of serviee ia set nt $1,260. II,
a nov/ $900.
.'More Ships to Carry Fooil
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. Nine more
iteamcrs were ullolted lo the European
?ivillnii rollef committee by tho Ship
dng Board to-duy, making the total
loadwelght shipping tonnugc aunigned
o that Bcrvici 882,000.
WASHINGTON, Fcb. IS. Legisia
tion providing for a temporary mili?
tary establishment of about 540,000
officers and men during the fiscal year
beginning next July 1 was climintited
from the annual army appropriation
bill to-night in the House after
passage of the Senate bill for resump?
tion of voluntary enlistments in the
| peace time army. which would be re
I stricted to the maximum of 175,000
j men authorized in the national de
i fence act of 1910.
Thc Senate measure nov. goes to con
I ference, and will become effective upon
! its approval by President Wilson. The
? army appropriation bill also was
; ndoptcd by the House without a rec- '
. ord vote, and now goes to the Senate.
with its completion there at this ses
j sion regarded by many leaders as
doubtful. It carries a total of $11,
070,000,1)00 for the War Department
for the twelve months after June 30.
It was explained by members of the
House that the Senate bill did not. af
fect the present wnr-time army, which.
under the selective service act, must
be demobilizcd within four months
; after peace is formally declared by
j Presidential proclamation. The deci
| sion of the House to considcr the Sen- [
\ ate measure was by a vote ol" 172
i to 162,
Senate Measure Right oi Way
| Chairman Dent, by direction of the
! House Military Committee, had asked
: for a rule to make the temporary
; army legislation in the regular ap- ?
; propriation bill in order, but the Rules !
j Committee took no formal action on
I the request. Instead it, voted, seven
: to live, to renort u resolution giving
| the Senate measure the right of way. :
Ten Republicans joined with 102
Democrats in voting for the resolution
in the House. after u sharp debate.
; Before adopting the Senate bill the
House amended it so as to provide that
, recruits should be enrolled in the
regular army for only one year with
? out further service in the reserve.
Their pay was fixed bv another amend
ment at $30 a month, the war-time
basis in the army.
No Opposition (o Reeruiting Bill
Republican Leader Mann, in explain?
ing the votes of 155 Republicans
against. adopting the rule to consider
?hc Senate bill. said the opposition was
not against the bill, but was a protest
against. the failure to considcr a tem?
porary programmc that would enable
the quicker return of troops from
Europe. The reeruiting bill itself final
ly was adopted withoua a dissenting
vote.
"If the Democrats," said Mr. Mann.
"refuse to let thc House consider legis- .
lation that will bring drafted men
home thc responsibility is with the
Democrats. The responsibility for
such b condition will hc with a Demo
cratic Administration under legislation
of the Democratic majority and against
which Republicans protested."
Mr. Mann's declaration brought sharp
retorts from the Democratic side. Rep- :
resentativc Humphreys, of Mississippi, |
declared that "no demagogy can make
thc boys in France believe we are try?
ing to keep them there."
Applaud Small Army Plea
His declaration for a small army
was vigorously applauded by the
Democrats, as iva; also his assertion
that the soldiers should not be held
abroad for police duty.
"A good deal of political camouflage
is being indulged in here," said Repre- I
sentative Gordon, of Ohio, Democrat. j
"This legislation has nothing to do
with bringing the men back. Xo one
ever suggested that. any one of the
proposed army of a half miTlion was
to go to France. Such talk' is political
material to meet the exigencics of the
occasion. 'lhe War Department is re
turning ihe men as fast as, it can
find shipping for them."
When the rule was being debate i
Mr. Mann predicted that. it would not
be possible to enlist 175,000 men if
"they were to be tieel to th" army for
ieven years," three years' active ser?
vice and four in the reserve. Such a
plan, he declared. would lead to the
Presidenl declaring that. the emergency
for the conscript army still existed,
so America mitjht do its part in polic?
ing Europe.
"Vou will. under such a plan. bc re
drafting men against their will," hc
declared. Other Republicans expressed
similar views, and urged that the
House be pcrmitted to consider thc
larger army proposal.
Rider Legislation Droopcd
After disposal of Cv reeruiting law
the House rcsumed work ou the army
appropriation measure, which had beeii
dulayed by other business since last
Saturday. Ali rider legislation in thc
bill wns quickly eliminatecj on points
of order. First, thc Military Com
mittee's pro,!)o lal For thc temporary
arnr, of 28,579 oilicei. aiul 509,909
men, was strickcn from the bill, and
immodiately ufterward thc legislativc
provision revoking the authority of
lhe President under the Overman act
to consolidate or creato new bureaus
?i. the War Departmcnl was elimi
nuted.
A point of order by Representative
Madden, of Illinois, against another
legislativc rider, prohibiting thc wcar
ing of service chevrons, also was sus
tained.
After disposal of the legislative
riders. the House turned to the ap
propriations carried for thc Military
Air Service. which bad been tempo
rarily deferrcd i'or consideration. An
appropriation of $15,000,000 for this
service, without at,;.' specific amount
for production, was quickly passed,
and thc House thcn procccded with a
final vote on thc measure.
State Commission for
Harlem Canal Proposed
Slaff Corresondence
ALBANY*, Feb, IS. In order t.o
Btraighten, deepen and widen the Hnr
1cm Ship Canal from the Hudson to the
East River, r bill has been introduced
by Senator Edward J. Dowling, of Xew
York, providing for n commission of
three to work in conjunction with thc
Wnr Department,
The commission is to consist of thc
Stat'' Engineer, tho State Commissioner
of Public Works and tho New York
Dock Commissioner, They are to serve
wit hout pay.
"Thi' work will not cost the State '
of New York one cent," said Senator j
Dowling. "Congress-, in 1915, appro
priated $1,000,000 for this work, but it
could not bc used, as there was then
io I a'<- nut horit v clol hed v, ith all thi
.???? iiry powers. I'hc compiction of
'Ic work will Ic another step forwurd
ii making New York one of tho great
I ports m th" world." j
Large Army
Plan Dropped;
n:
Amit
Amendment lo Recruitin"
Biil Provides One-Year
Enlislmciits at War Pay
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Pearls Diamonds Jewelry Silver
Clocks Watches China Stationery
Referendum Vote
Planned ln "Wets"
In Fonrleen States
Petitions Already Are Being
Circulated in California
and Ohio. Says Counsel
for Distillers' Association
Referendum elections will bo held
in fourteen states on tbe Federal pro- '
hibition amendment, Levy Mayer, chief
counsel for the Distillers' Associa- j
Lion of lhc t nited States, who has !
been engaged to lead the legal fight
against prohibition, said here yester?
day.
Petitions asking for the referendum
are already being circulated in Cali?
fornia and Ohio, it was learned from
another source. Anti-prohibitionists
here said they believed at Ieast thir?
teen of these fourteen states wil] re
ject the amendment and thus defeat
national prohibition. They pointed
out that if only nine of these states
reject prohibition the Federal amend?
ment faila of ii.-; required ratification
by tbree-fourtha of thc states.
"I have not discussed heretofore and
u-ill not now discuss any phase of the
legal questions involved in the con
templated attack on the prohibition
amendment," said Mr, Mayer.
"The nature of the proceedings to be ,
begun and the time when and the
piace where are an<] wj]] continue to !
be confidential until the suits actually
have been instituted.
"I have no objection, however. tol
clarifying the confusion which seems !
to prevail in some quarters about the ''
referendum. There are twenty-two ''
3tates whose constitutions provide for
a referendum on all state legislation. In
eight of these states the legislatures
adjourned three to six months ago.
Ihe time for a referendum in those1
. i atv s has expired.
' lu fourteen of those states the leg
islatures are still in session. These
states are Arkansas, California, Colo- :
rado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Missouri,
Xebraska, Nevada, Xew Mexico, Ohio,
Oregon, Utah and Washington. In
the states just i :imed the constitu- :
tions provide th;-. thc petitions for
the ret'i rendum 1 ;,-? filed within
sixty days or ninety days after the
adjournment of the legislatures.
14Bootl<jg Whiskey" Costs
$9 a Pint in Charleston
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 18.
Since the recent decision of thc Su
:>rerme Court of the United States for
.ddding the transportation of intoxi
:ating liquor into West Virginia. the I
oricc ot' "bootleg whiskey" has been
from $5 to $9 a pint in Charleston,
?ays Chief of Police William A. Sparks!
:hief Sparks added the assertion that
;ho llow of spirits into tbe state has I
tot been checked.
Home-Comin?* Troops
Svno^n by (nsignia
Mysterious Designs on Left
Sleeve Designate iln> Y;i
rious Divisions
V. w Yorl Tril .
'.!',!,, .,., , I. ...?.,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. EJartial so
lution of the mysterious designs that
emblazon the left sleeve near th<
shoulder of many a returning soldier
was made to-day by the War Deparl
ment in announcing the Ii I of army
divisions that have officially reported
the adopv cn oi :,.? .sional -r-.s-s m i a^d
nickname 3,
_ aThe Rainbow Division, officially
icnown as the 12.1, has the familiar red,
yellow and blue semi-circle. Thc 28th
Division, 01 Pennsylvania National
Guardsmen, has the red keystone, The
?51st Division, of Northwest Paciiic
Coast state troops, known as tbe Sun
set Division, has a design of th" set
ting sun.
The 88th Division. composed of Illi
nois drafted troops, is officially known
as the Blackhawk Division, 'and its
members wear a red shlebi with a
black hawk, inscribed with the letters
"B. H." Th." Sandstorm Division, of?
ficially the 34th, made up of Middle
Western Guardsmen, gcts it* name
from the frequency of tandsti 1
the deming. N. M? camp. where t
trained. Its insigne of tbe army . .'
occupation, regardless of previous divi
sional assignments, is a red circle on
a blue field. in the centre of which is
a white "A."
Among the other division* reported
to the department ar":
Di?
vision. Name. Design.
11th Lafayette Hea<" "f Lafayette
in circle.
? "12" in red
12th Plymouth Pn >',:':" --"-?"'*
I .1-. r ? ai 1 "
?.. gold border.
ieltl hapeil pani'
oi green upon whi< ii is
1 tth Wolvei ine superimp. iscd a d
yellow with hlac
ci ntair ing a li I a c i<
head of a wolverine.
Figure " ? 8" in whit ???.
... ? rimpo <\ "ii green
ISth Cacl U3 .-.i." 11- p : .?: ii '. under
1 icl . ?-'?;' N'oli
V..- Ton ?.?!??."
Conventionaliz d d ?
-"s* Dixie i-ign ol ih- letter "D"
in brighl red.
79th Non? Graj Lo . ?
on blue shield.
White disk surround
cd by red circle or
84th Lincc n which is Buperimposed
"Lincoln St," in blue,
and axe head <-f red
and blue handle.
Transport Hiekman Home
With 41 Wounded Men
The transport Hickman, from La
Pallice, arrived here yesterday with
nine convalescent officers and thirty
two enlisted men. most of them having
Reinald
Werrenralh
This well-known America.ii baritone
makes his debut
tonight with the
Metropolitan Opera Company
Mr. Wcrrenrath makes records for thc
Victor Talking Machine Compnny exclusivelj
been attached to regiments from Mis?
souri. Iowa and Kansas.
Among the arrivals was Lieutenant
Ralph Somers, of ,!? rsey City, whc re?
ceived the Croix de Guerre for his
work v- le during
? ons < ha ? ui Thierry.
Wl over tlii ?. ?? rman I ics in .'uly
'??.'?.'? . att iur Fokkers
and gave thi n a h i h ;:?? fight. Hc
b r i n | d
ar.d dl .: . ay.
g p:\ on 1 he ! i ickman were
I of Stam
'??'- :. Coni . I ei ant Stuart \\ eich,
tish Air Force; :? r
? ? . ?' Brooklyn; 1 ieu
? . ? C. !?'. K tuf n.-in, of ' he llth In
nd i le !. Gr msley, of thc
1C Infantry.
Three Transports Due
Here Soon to Bring
Only 200 Troops
v. i. ' ? ;. T- ' itne
IVas/i ington /.'v n .1 ?<
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. Hirec
ai ?.? ? wii h ?'? wer than 200 11
aboard arc ? te to New Vork. the :
1 ? -i need to-day.
Th ? Tui rialba, ? .1 from I.a
? Ro helle, Febi ua:. 13, \?
?'/ g in New Voi k Februarj 7'.'. - -
ninety-six casual i fj :ers as the onlj
troop cargo. Included rnnon;
cers is Brigadier General William C
Da\ ".
Fifty-nine casual officers, sick and
woui ded. i urses and civilians are
iie Carrillo, which is due in
Xew York I ebru iry '.'?', from Bor
dcaux. whence it ailed February '
13. Casual company Xo. 105, com
ol c and t wenty- four
men from N'cw York State, and'three
ca ual officers make up the lis1- of
troops aboard the ' ransport Yosi
which sailed from St. Nazaire Feb?
ruary 13. lt will dock in Xew York
Februan 27.
Clothing's an investment. j
so why not buy the kind
you can bank on.
You get jrour "interest"
in the wear.
As for security?money
hack, any old time, if you
want it. !
Rain or shine ""Scotch j
Mists" are fine. Overcoats j
of Scottish cheviots, rain
proofed.
-;.'?" ilcrcd '
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lloGEKS Peet Company
Broadway Broadway !i
at 13th St. "Four at 34th St. i{
Convenient
Broadway Corners" Fifth Ave. '
at Warren at 41st St. f
4\ Htrmld Square, Broad*-*y. 34th to SSth St
He Sell Dependable
Merchandise at Prices
Lower Than Any Other
SiSre. but for Cash Only
Store opens 9:00 A. M.
and closes 5:30 P. M.
| Pols and Pans!
1 To say nothing of roll
1 ing pins, clothes bask
| ets, wash boilers, per
f. colators, casseroles,
I tpwel bars, cloth venti
lators, china, cut ^lass,
earthenware well, in
fact everything hut the
kitchen sink is included
in this
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Semi-Annual Sale of
House furnishings
WHICH HAS ECON
OMY l [?. DOWN,
BACKWARDS, IOK
VV \RDS AND
THROUGH THE
MIDDLE Ol" IT, from
the 9c paring knife to the
$31."i c' refrij ei atoi.
IT HAPPENS li ST
TWICE EACH YE \R
this sale, and, judging
from thc way ir is at?
tended, almost half thc
housewives in New Vork
seem to wait for ir. It
popularity i> just an in?
dex to its ser\ ice.
The Fact That It
ill Takes Piace in
the Basement
'?? iust anothei proof oi that
famous epigram about folks
finding their way to a good
thing if it was made in the
heart of the woods and the\
'"?'(I to blaze a trai] to it. ()f
course, we musl he brief
here?but the sale itself is
anything but brief.
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Wooden Wares
KITCHEN TABLE
clear ash wood, varnishcd
?' '"ie and rounded < ornei 3.
Size Oriff.
22x28 in., plain $3.96 $2.93
22x28 in., drawer 4.81 3.89
STEPLADDER CHAIR
?hardwood, varnished
Was $2.32 Sale $1.84
PASTRY BOARDS
: i
IVai Sale
Size 14x20 in. 51c 37c
Size 20x27 in. 89c 64c
White Enameled Ware
BREAD AND CAKE
BOX. of extra heavy tin.
top and tray inside
$2.44
SQUARE BOX FOR
BREAD, extra heavy tin
. nd white enameled
$1.64
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The -Red Star"
Refrigerator, $31.75
Golden oak (ase, white en
amel provision compartment,
felt insulation with water
proof w,'. ering. Racks, waste
pipe and shelves are remov
able for cleaning; 35 inches
wide, 2.^* 2 inches deep, 46
inches high. Ice capacity,
i 50 pound-.
Bathroom Fixtures
TOWEL BARS
Size ^8xl8 SS,
Size Y&x2A $1.08
Size ?x30 1.31
Size ? s\.-!ii 1.53
Soap and Sponge Holder 2.4?
Toilet Paper Holder
Eumbler Holder
Soap and Tumblcr Holder
$2.66
Soap Holder 79c
Nickel Hooks 23c to 33c
Wall Soap Dish $1.4)
B rush and Tumbler Holder
$1.06
Bath Tub Seat $1.12
Combination Double Tum?
blcr Holder and Soap
IK'' $3.41
,3 1'.isriiwnl. SSth Mrrrl.
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