At Auto Show
Advances Made in Industry
Emphasized as 20th An?
nual Exhibition Opens at
" Palace and Armory Here
General Bullard Speaks
?Urges Preparedness in De?
velopment of Transporta?
tion and U. S. Highways
? ?America's automobile builders, their
??Far work done, showed yesterday how
t*fh?y had embodied the lessons learned
"daring the struggle in the veh.cles
?af peace, when the twentieth National
automobile Show, the largest in the
^orld, threw open its doors.
<?. Thousands of men and women, many
If whom had depended for their lives
\j% automobiles in overseas service,
tame to examine and select them for
lome or commercial use. Those look
tig for passenger cars went to the
S rand Central Palace, where four
joors were ailed with cars, bodies and
?accessories- Motor trucks were to be
jjeen at the 8th Coast . Artillery
___r__.ory, Kingsbridge Road and Jerome
S venue, the Bronx, on an unobstructed
oor of 180,000 square feet.
? A year ago, the automobile dealers
fSf New York City had an exhibit, but
?the present show is the first of a
?nation-wide scope since the armistice.
3t is the first chance for the public
itc find out in a large way how the
Bf_r has affected the third most im
ortant industry of the country, in the
Highway Transport Conference
B A highway transport conference,
-which will continue throughout the
freak of the show, began yesterday at
?he armory which houses the commer
rial vehicle section. Lieutenant Gen?
eral Robert L. Bullard, commanding;
general of the Eastern Department, U.
S. A., and Colonel Francia H. Pope, rep?
resenting Major General Shanks, spoke
at the formal opening last night.
General Bullard took ?s nia topic,
"Commercial Development of Motor
Transportation with Preparedness in
View." He said that industrial effi?
ciency, like military efficiency, was use
les? unless a high degree of mobility
was provided. He declared that mili?
tary preparedness should be kept in
mind in devolopment of commercial
motor transportation and national
Eighty-four individual car manufac?
turers had exhibits at the Palace, while
mor? than 300 commercial cars, ranging
from a giant fifteen-ton truck to a
small light delivery wagon, and devices
for quick changing a passenger car Into
a commercial car, were drawn up in
long ranks on the Bronx armory floor.
Cars to Match Purses
Every man's purse was catered to in
the shiny models presented; and the
little spick and span two-seater at
$715 drew quite as much attention as
the dignified touring car at $11,000.
According to ah expert the cars' did
not exhibit tendencies toward refine?
ments as in former years, but showed
the war influence plainly in the im?
provement in efficiency and endurance.
What changes were made were not im?
mediately visible, but were the kind
that v/ould prove themselves on every
mile the car was driven. Streamlines
were more pronounced and more gen?
erally used, and the cars without ex?
ception got away from frills and fads,
to a higher standard than ever before.
Beginning to-morrow and continu?
ing through next Saturday the passen?
ger car and motor truck shows will be
open daily from 10:30 a. m. to 10:30
Nursery Rhyme on H. C. of L.
Illinois Women Adopt Novel
Slogan to Halt Soaring Prices
CHICAGO, Jan. 3.?The Women's
Fair Price Commission for Illinois
will have an official slogan to impress
conservation on the 70,000 club women
who are assisting in the campaign
against the high cost of living. The
slogan, Mrs. Maude A. Turley, secre?
tary of the committee, announced to?
To market, to market,
To buy a fat pig.
Home again, home again;
Murder of Brown
Now Held to Have
Physicians Attack Theory
Millionaire Was Killed in
Car; $15,800 in Cash
and Securities Are Missing
* Special Correspondence
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Jan. 8.?
While attention has been focused on
thosa who had an obvious connection
with ' the social life of J. Stanley
Brown, the wealthy young man found
murdered in his automobile on a
lonely highway three miles from
Mount Clemens, to-day's developments
gave a new viewpoint to the puzzle
and led investigators to center their
attention upon an entirely new solu?
tion of the enigma.
That Brown was not killed at the
wheel of his car, as was indicated by
the position of the body when found,
is the declaration of several physi?
cians upon being told of the position
in which it rested. The body was
tipped to the right, the right arm
hanging down at the side and the left
through the spokes of the steering
wheel, apparently indicating that it
had slipped from the wheel rim when
The physicians say that wounds
such as Brown received in the head
almost without exception cause an in?
stant contraction of the muscles, es?
pecially the hands, and that had Brown
been driving or grasping the wheel the
hand or hands that held it would be
clinched so tightly that it would have
been exceedingly difficult to unclasp
In case Brown met his death other
than at the wheel the entire matter
is placed upon a new. basis that in?
cludes the possibility of his being
shot in Mount Clemens, and driven to
the lonely spot where car and body
VThe theory that Brown was killed by
some jealous person fast is being
relegated to official pigeon-holes in
favor of a theory that robbery was
the motive. It has been definitely
ascertained that Brown, on November
28, drew from the Detroit^Trust Com
nanv $12,000 in stocks and bonds and
$3,800 in cash. Brown explained to
friends at the time that he wanted
to raise f 10,000 with which he planned
to purchase the Bales rights for the
State of Florida for a gambling ma?
Mrs. Blake Held Insane
Trial on Charge of Drowning
Son Is Unlikely
ATLANTIC CITY, Jan. 8.?Testi?
mony given here to-day before Judge
Robert H. Ingersoll by two physicians
of the country insane asylum, where
Mrs. Esther Miller Blake is now con?
fined, indicated that the woman never
would be placed on trial on a charge
of throwing her five-year-old son,
Buddy, into the sea from Ventnor
Dr. Clarence Oarrabrant and Dr.
James Mason testified that the woman
was a victim of dementia prsecox, and
in their judgment might never re?
cover. James M. Blake, her husband,
agreed with Judge ingersoll that she
should be confined in some institu?
tion. It is probable that she will be
confined in the New Jersey Asylum at
Held as Sugar Profiteers
Four Cleveland Grocers Bound
Over to Grand Jury
CLEVELAND, Jan. 3.?Four Cleve?
land grocers, arrested to-day on Fed?
eral warrants charging profiteering in
sugar, were bound. over to the Fed?
eral Grand Jury by United States Com?
The technical charge against them
is violation of the Food Control act.
The grocers are accused of charging
from 18 to 21 cents a pound for beet
sugar. The government has fixed 14%
cents as the fair price.
Prnicipals for Sixth Annual
Passion Play Are Selected
Principals for two casts for the sixth
season of the passion play, "Veronica's
VSeil,' at St. Joseph's Auditorium, West
Hoboken, have been selected, and re?
hearsals are being held twice a week.
The first performance thia year will be
A sixteen-foot cross has been erected
on the tower of the Passion Play
Church, which will be illuminated every
evening while the play is in progress
to serve as a guide post.
James McCreery & Co.
January Clearance Sale
of Men's & Young Men's
You should have seen the way
our customers went for these
suits on Friday and Saturday (
Reduced Reduced Reduced
from from from
$45, $48 & $50 $55 & $60 $65, $70 & $75
Rarely do suits like
these get into a
because they might easily he car?
ried over to next season and fetch
even more than this year's prices
But that's not our way of playing the game. We price our clothes low
throughout the ?season ?and we get our price. But when clearance time
?arrives we disregard both former price and former profit and put a reduc?
tion on our stock that simply sweeps it away. It is always absurd to
express a prophecy with finality, but we honestly believe that the time will
never again come when suits tailored as these are will sell at such low
prices as we've reduced them to. You can't imagine what bargains are
awaiting you until you come and see them.
? ma *>
Extra Salesmen, Tailors & Fitters
No C. O. D/s, No Approvals, No Returns
With Pride and Pleasure
We Announce the Opening
of Our New
Fifth Avenue Millinery Shop
Together With an
Exposition of Spring Modes
A beautifully appointed, enlarged Millinery Shop will be for?
mally opened tomorrow morning on the third floor of our Fifth
It Consists of
A Salon for Imported Model and A Section for Street, Sport and
Pattern Hats. Afternoon Hats.
A Section for Mourning Millinery. A Section for Girls* Millinery.
Also Flowers, Feathers and Untrimmed Hats.
Elevators in Our Fifth Avenue Arcade or Main Building.
?Ti""' "< .. -.- i'ii _iipM ?! j.,.
Our Opening Offer
Exclusive New Millinery
At Exactly Cost
As an opening offer we have arranged in our new Millinery
Shop an ensemble of fashionable new Hats suitable for
immediate wear, marked at exactly the amount we paid for
In the Salon
150 distinctive models, exact copies of latest Imported chapeaux.. 20.00
, Luxury Tax 50c.
100 beautifully embroidered Sport Hats in suit or pastel shades.. 12.50
In the American Section
300 modish Hats of Liser? or Italian Piping Straw combined
with Satin. Black, Brown and Navy Blue. 6.00
600 Hats of Hair Cloth?Draped Turbans, roll effects and
turn-back models. Various colors. 4..50
ssfc^ 300 Sport Hats of Heavy Faille Ribbon in solid colors or two- yfr
?va tone effects. 8.50 //$
a\y\ Third Floor, Fifth Avenue Building. ?llf
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