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(Columbia Will |
geek Solution to;
g.CL Problem |
facts Relating to High Cost j
;0f Living and Other!
Questions of Day Will Be j
Compiled by University I
?_- ? '?a?
Qty Officials Are Blamed
_ I
fjr, Batler Explains Plan to
Give Public Accurate Data
on Important Questions
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, presi- j
?eat of Columbia, announced yesterday
tust through its Institute of Arts and j
Sciences the university would under- ,
take during 1920 the task of assem
vh'n" end disseminating the facts
r?-tJ-site for the formation of a fair
tad intelligent public opinion regard- I
ing the solution of such vital prob- I
lens as labor readjustments and re- I
dsction of the cost of living.
"The labor question and the question !
of,the metropolitan food supply, as re?
lated to the high cost of living, will
particularly engage the university's at
.t-Btion," said Dr. Butler. "It will not
da, as regards labor, to invoke legal
processes after strikes have occurred,"
he added, "nor will |he prosecution
of a few profiteers have any effect to
?srd the redaction of prices. For re?
adjustments of permanent character in
both eases, it is necessary to base pub?
lie ?pinion on fundamental facts, and it
is the university's purpose to supply
those facts."
One ef the prime reejnlsites of the
present situation, as it affects the city.
Dr. Butler said, was to remedy the
lack of foresight on the part of suc?
cessive municipal administrations
which has resulted in placing millions
ef people at the mercy of an antiquated
sad "bottle neck system" of food sup
sly distribution.
All Try to "Pass the Bnck"
??When anything goes wrong or goes
badly in our complex modern life," Dr.
Bntler continued, "the first thought of
many of us is to abnse somebody or
to pat blame somewhere or to propose
tt> overturn everything with a view to j
??covering whether the situation
which confronts us may not be either
remedied or avoided. The university
point of view, on the contrary, is to (
try to get at the facts. In a demo- I
eratie country like ours we have only '
one court of appeal and that is an in
st-ncted and informed public opinion. ?
Our whole fabric of government and
society rests upon the assumption that :
the public opinion of the whole people,
if informed and instructed, will make !
a sound and correct judgment as to ;
what course should be ruisued in the i
public interest. About thirty years i
ago. when Abram S. Hewitt was j
Mayor of New York, he proposed that
the city of New York, instead of charg?
ing rental for its piers and docks,
-should take them under its own con?
trol and allot them free of charge to
the various shipping lines and ships
that might use them for the taking on
or discharging of cargo.
"Of course there was a howl. Mr.
Hewitt's suggestion was hooted at.
Nothing was done, and to-day we are j
confronted by the great question as ?
to how we are going to maintain the I
shipping of this great port; how the
eity of New York is to keep its su?
premacy as a shipping center, because ;
we have a problem directly in front of !
?? without funds with which to solve ]
H is a large way.
Transportation Problems
"Daring the last ten or fifteen years
there have been expended perhaps
j t?WjWO.OOO or more to improve the
passenger approach to the city. How
much has been expended .in that period
te improve the freight approach ? How
nwh has been expended to get here
neiB quickly, more cheaply, more con
wai-ntly, all that great mass of sup
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Tho photograph shows students In Cairo, Egypt, taking possession of streetcars and running them wild
through the principal thoroughfare.
This was one of the many incidents which made things lively for the British troops policing the city.
These disturbances followed the Amritzar shootings and other racial differences.
plies which we consume and all that j
still greater mass of goods which we
manufacture and ship? I am disposed
to think that a very few million dollars
would be the answer to that question.
"We are neglecting in our city pol?
icy the large point of view. We are
steadily refusing to exercise the imag?
ination, to have the foresight to set in
motion an effective plan so that we
shall not be living in a serie? of con?
vulsive crises.
"We are endeavoring in Columbia
c? . '" . ? ??,',?? -
Junior Red Cross
Wins Gratitude of
Europe's Children
Dr. Haynes Expeets Its Work
Abroad To Be a Factor
in Maintaining Friend?
ship Between Nations
Dr. Royal S. Haynes, of the Atlantic
Division of the Red Cross, who has just
resumed his medical work at Columbia
after a year and a half abroad, ex?
pressed the opinion yesterday that the
Junior Red Cross would prove onj of
the greatest factors in the maintenance
of friendly relations with Europe.
The gratitude of the children of the
war-swept regions for the aid extended
them by the children, of this country,
he explained, was the basis of this
Bonds Unbreakable
Dr. Haynes was associate director of
the Red Cross Children's Bureau in
Paris for several months, and also
served as director of Junior Red Cross
activities. He said:
"Through its sixteen or more relief
enterprises in behalf of children in the
war-blasted lands, the Junior Red
Cross is proving a-great stabilizer of
popular opinion and is cementing good
will between rising generations abroad
and the rising generation at home.
"I have brought back to America the
fervent assurances of many thou?
sands of parents and children that their
gratitude is of the everlasting kind,
and I am profoundly impressed with
the belief that the bond of sympathy
which is being established between our
children and foreign children i= un?
breakable. _. ?..
"From Paris, Lille, Lyons, St. Eti?
enne, Marseilles, Brest Toulouse,
Guise, Nantes and other places letters
have poured in, expressing the grati?
tude of parents for care bestowed on
their little ones in another enterprise
of the Junior Red Cross which .was to
take a thousand wretched children
from these towns into the country,
and in one month's time make new be?
ings of them.
Educate? 60 Orphan? j
"The Junior Red Cross has provided
for the education of sixty war or-,
Phans. It has fifty French war wa3fs
in vocational training schools. At
Nieppe the poor children are receiving
noon lunches at school.
"There are 1,000 children taken from
the cellars of wrecked homes through?
out the war-wasted area of France who
are being provided for. In fourteen
Belgian villages between 2,500and
'5 000 children are receiving school
funches' Two hundred little one. from
the 'lost villages' of Belgium?those
completely wiped ott^emMpbjthB
Germans-are being fed, clothed,, ahel
?ered and schooled through the aid of
the Junior Red Cross this winter..
"1 brought with me, too, the grati?
tude of the 500 little Bohemian starve?
lings who were taken into the SlovaJc
an mountain, for a two months' but
ing last summer, and the thanks also
Of children scattered all y?.1*?1*
and in Albania, Montenegro. Serbia and
Palestine, whe're the influence of the
Junior Red Cross of America has been
felt. Poland eoon will be included in
the Junior field, also, for we have
taken steps to aid this winter some
3 000 children of refugees in eastern
Poland, where suffering is unspeaka
bl^The value of this activity funda?
mentally is beyond calculation, I am
sure It will contribute in an Impor?
tant way to the future happiness, of
all mankind."
Printer la Left $250,000
Utica Newspaper Compositor
Made Rich Man by Will
SCHENECTADY. N. Y.. Jan. 3.?Dun
can E. Fuller, a compositor in a news?
paper office in Utica. is the chief lega?
te under the will of the late Dr. Rob?
ert M. Fuller, which was read to-day.
Besides receiving-outright 10,000 and
the doctor's personal property in this
city he will receive a trust fund from
the residue of the estate, which, it Is
estimated by atoraey?, will amount to
Uvane?e Arrest 2,000 to
Prevent New Corean Ontbreak
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.?Wholesale
arrest? have benf made in Corea aine?
December 28, without explanation, ac?
cording to a cablegram receiveo t?-d*y
by th? Corean commission Tier? from
.Shanghai headquarter? of the provi?
sional government for the ??????>???*
Car?*, The arreat? included thirty
women" leader? of patriotic ?oeietie?,
moat of tb<sm Christians, th? c?ble ??id,
and more than 2,000 men mi wm?
tatom in the Buddhist headquarter? in
University to do what we can to throw
light upon these questions, and to
bring to the university teachers and
investigators who will put us in pos?
session of the facts. I trust it will not
be very long before we shall be able to
add to the school of business an officer
whose special field shall be that of the
study of marketing and distribution in
order that, in scientific and scholarly
fashion, leaning upon these experts
wherever found, we may bring that in?
formation together, put it into form in
Lutheran Church
Gets 211,000 New
Members in Year
Baptized Membership Is
Now 3,652,010; Total
of $3,811,982 Was Spent
During Last Year
The Lutheran Church In America
has a baptized membership of 8,652,
010 and a confirmed membership of
2,451,997, according ot the Lutheran
Year Book for 1920. The book, the
work of the Rev. G. L. Keiffer, finan?
cial secretary of the National Lutheran
Council, also shows that the church
membership in America increased by
211,000 during the last year. The mem?
bership to-day represents a growth of
more than 50 per cent since 1900.
In 1638 there was one Lutheran pas?
tor and a congregation of fifty mem?
bers in America. To-day there are
9,731 pastors and 15,638 congregations.
The total value of property is $144,
746,061; the total indebtedness on this.
property is $7,154,899.
During 1919 the Lutheran Church
raised $24,587,329, of which $6,880,153
was expended for benevolences.
The Lutheran Church in America
maintains sixty-two orphans' homes,
with a property value of 3367,133 and
with an endowment of $702,472;
forty-eight homes for the aged, with
a property value of $6,031,031; seven
homes for defectives; nine deaconesses'
homes, valued at $217,786.35; forty
seven hospitals, twenty hospices, an
immigrant and seamen's mission and
twenty-five miscellaneous institutions
and charitable societies.
The total annual expenditures of
these during 1919 was $3,811,982.93.
A corps of 2,587 workers is employed
to maintain them. During 1919 110,
810 persons availed themselves of the
help offered.
A special report of the Year Book
Indicates that the Lutheran Church
provided $1,358,691 for welfare work
for the soldiers and sailors, and that
in 1919 $556,732 was provided for re?
construction work in Europe.
Trouble in Syria Ends
French Statement Says Row in
Baalbek Was Small
PARIS, Jan. 8.?An official statement
concerning the recent incident at Baal- j
bek, Syria, which corrects the infor- j
mation contained in a telegram from j
Cairo published in London, was issued
What really happened, according to |
direct information received in Paris, I
was that a French officer on December ,
15 entered Baalbek, which was occu- j
pied by Emir Faycals troops, as a liai- ;
son officer, and was obliged to leave
the place owing to the hostile attitude ;
of the Arabs. He returned next day ;
to Baalbek with a small detachment '
sent by General Gouraud to insure his I
safety. When about to enter the town I
desultory firing was opened on the de- ;
tachment by about 200 natives scat- ,
tered in the ravines by the road. One ?
French native soldier was wounded.
Since that date there has been no j
trouble in the vicinity of Baalbek.
Emir Faycal is still in Paris, where
friendly conversations relative to the
future organization of Mussulman I
Syria are being carried on between !
him and Premier Clemenceau.
.... ??
Canada Labor to Meet
Union Leaders Want Legal
Status in Dominion Explained
WINNIPEG, Jan. 3.?A national con?
ference, of delegates representing both
factions of labor in Canada probably
will be held in Winnipeg the latter
part of this month. The purpose, ac- j
cording to Ernest Robinson, secretary
of the Winnipeg Trades and Labor
Council, is for labor to ascertain ex?
actly what are Its legal rights in Can?
It is the intention of backers of the
movement to have some of the best
constitutional lawyers in the country
at the conference to explain labor's
legal atatua in the light of the con?
viction of R. B. Russell, strike leader,
on a charge of sedition.
i ?
No Cut in Rail Rates
MONTREAL, Jan. 8.?Indefinite
continuance of the 28 per cent Increase
i in freight ratea on Canadian railroads,
eetabliahod by ah order in council
i Auguat 12, 1918, waa announced to-day
by the Board of Railway Commission
era. The original order, a war emer?
gency meaaure, expired January *?
. * .
Another Paper Raises Price
HORNELL, N. JT.. Jan. f--"??
Evening Trttmna-Tlm??" to-day an?
nounced an increase to three cents a
copy. Prohibitive oo?t? of p*PM ?n?
other materials made the' advance nec
?Mary, ta? pubUshar ?aid.
which it can be taught to others and
communicated to the larger public."
German Books
Being Bought
By Foreigners
Scientific Works Are Eager?
ly Sought Along With Art
Works; Depreciation of
Mark Speeds the Sales
Practice Causes Alarm
Berlin Writer Fears Effect
on Learning; Natives Hit
by the Advancing Prices
Special Correspondence
BERLIN, Dec. 10. ?The great de?
preciation of German money has given
persons in foreien countries a favor?
able opportunity to buy German books
and works of art, and they are making
use of it on a large scale. Both books
and pictures are being bought so rap?
idly that the newspapers have been
raising a cry of alarm over the per?
manent loss of these things to Ger?
many. Librarians, scholars and book
lovers have also taken the alarm and
are even demanding that a law be
passed prohibiting the export of books
published before 1870.
It is especially scientific works that
ase sought by the foreign buyers, and
among these technical and medical
works are preferred. A Japanese com?
mission is now traveling over Ger
many looking for opportunities to buy
entire libraries, for which purpose it
is amply provided with funds. It re?
cently bought in Leipsic what was re?
garded as one of the best and most
complete collections of books on miner?
alogy and mining that existed in Ger?
many, paying 1,000,000 marks for it
without the least hesitation.
The shops of the secondhand dealers
are being ransacked as never before
for old books and rare editions, and it
is growing to be a more and more fre?
quent thing when one goes to buy a
book to hear from the seller that it
is no longer on the market. Among '
others it is mentioned that the orig- j
inal editions of the works of Humboldt,
Helmholtz, Liebig, Mommsen and Vir- |
chow can no longer be bought. Such
i books, too, cannot now be brought out
| new except at great expense owing to
the high price of paper and labor. And
all new books now coming upon the
"market are printed on quite inferior
In view of these conditions the
prices of secondhand books, especially
those of scientific character, have been
rising sharply for some months. A
writer in the "Frankfurter Zeitung"
fears that this whole movement will
have a permanent effect in narrowing
the circles of German' scholars; that
learning will become more and more
the privilege of the few rich men who
i are able to afford the luxury of ex
| pensive books. This writer rejects,
j however, the proposal to prohibit the
I export of books. He thinks that for
: eign countries would meet this with
retaliatory measures; also that it
{ would not be possible to maintain a
i sufficiently close watch at the fron
I tiers to prevent the carrying out of
1 German books. He suggests that the
I German libraries be supplied with
enough money to buy duplicate copies
of such works of value as are still
What has been going on in the book
trade is being repeated in regard to
paintings. There is a remarkable de?
mand especially for canvases of the
' Munich school, from Spitzweg to
Fulton and Smith Streets, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Beginning Monday, January S, 1920
OUR Annual January Clearance Sale of Manufactured Furs
offers an Exceptional Opportunity owing to the High Quality,
Magnitude of our Stock and the Great Reductions in Price.
Furs will cost far more next Season. By purchasing now you will
Save from 20% to 40%
Eastern Mink Wrap
Cascade effect.
Valued at $4.850.
Special Price 3,750
Broadtail Cape
Full length, large cape collar.
Specially Selected Skins.
Valued at $3,750. Special Price 2,850
Broadtail Wrap
Reproductioi) of French 'Design.
Valued at $3,750. Special Price 2,850
Broadtail Wrap
Deep Collar, High at Neck
Valued at $3,800. Special Price 2,500
Broadtail Dolman
Luxurious Collar and deep Cuffs of
Hudson Bay Sable.
Valued at $4,750. Special Price 3,750
Broadtail Dolman
Hudson Bay Sable Collar.
Valued at $4,000. Special Price $3,000
Hudson Bay Sable Wrap
Trimmed with Tails and Paws.
Valued at $6,500.
Special Price 4,500
Hudson Bay Sable Short Dolman
Trimmed with Tails
Valued at $5,000. Special Price 3,500
Eastern Mink Cape Coat
Hip length. Large deep Collar
Valued at $3,250. Special Price 2,450
Russian Ermine Wrap
Cascade Model, full length
Valued at $2,750.
Special Price 2,000
Including Paris Models and Advanced Midwinter Styles in Every Kind of Fur.
Hudson Seal
Alaska Seal
Mole . .
Russian Pony
$350 to $1250
625 to 1850
, 340 to 850
, 375 to 1275
. 675 to 975
. 650 to 1250
. 175 to 385
Large Assortment in Various Furs at practically
. . $275 to $875
. . 450 to 1500
. . 225 to 650
. . 285 to 975
. . 525 to 750
. . 485 to 875
. . 125 to 250
One-Half Regular Prices.
$50 to $1 50 $37.50 to $125 Hudson Seal. $45 to $ 85 $35.00 to $ 65
30to 125 22-OOto 100 Nutria. 35 to 65 25.00to 50
50 to 250 37.50to 175 Mole_. 65 to 100 37.50 to 75
45 to 145 25.00 to 110 Fox (Black and Popular Shades) . 50 to 125 35.00 to 110
75 to 160 SO.OOto 125 Pointed Fox. 85 to 160 50.00 to 110
50 to 250 38.00 to 185 Squirrel (Natural and Taupe).. 60 to 125 45.00 to 85
25 to 350 17.50 to 275 Skunk. 45 to 125 32.50 to 85
Russian and Hudson Bay Sable; Silver and Natural Black Fox, proportionately priced
Odd Neckpieces and Muffst A large collection at about half price
NECKPIECES, $10 and up MUFFS, $12 and up SETS, $22 and up
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Raccoon ... $325 to $650. $245 to$450
Muakrat ... 245 to 850. 185 to 650
Nutria .... 225 to 675. 185 to 625
Leopard ... 225 to 500. 175 to 400
Made of fine woolens. lined with Marmot. Collars
of Hudson Seal. Persian Lamb and Beaver. ?For?
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Fine custom tailored overcoats of Irish Friese,
Kerry Homespuns, Scotch Mixture? and Fine Ker?
seys. Lined with Muskrat, Nutria and Kink. Col?
lars of Persian Lamb, Narria, Hudson Seal, Bearer
and Natural Otter. Formerfy $866 to $985. Re?
duced $260 to $726.
Stuck. Lenbacb, F. A. Kaulbach, Leibl,
Gr?tzner, Defregger, Albert Keller
and Oberl?nder are also in great
favor among foreign buyers. Prices j
have, of course, been driven up to what
seem dizzy heights a* viewed from t'#? I
German standpoint. A small genre !
picture by Spitzweg, for example, was |
recently sold for 85,000 marks, also a
small landscape for 26.000 marks. Paint?
ings by the old masters are also in
great demand at fancy pnce?.
Recently a Tintoretto was sold here
at auction for 255,000 marks. Only a
few years ago it was being offered by
a Hunich dealer at 23.000 marks.
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T*t?iph?B? lie? Mala oouaeta ail 0*?artm?ata
Twenty-seven years ago
The following advertisement appeared in The
New York Tribune, when a want ad. cost only
five cents:
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