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tor- old. to be in any wav fit for use
and needs painting throughout."
Condition. as found in each of the
forty school. w*re:
MMtc School 10, UTth St.e.t ind 9*.
>.l?*0._.- Avaiiiir.. H*rtly tn ne^d of r_
patr?. Ha* had a >?><> _oat tor _w_ yeara.
Public School |1. 314 West Soventoenl.
sii-oo.i-?Kr?ct_<t ninety veais ago, this
huiMinK la artftt tn service. tt h?_ had no
io-,w.lr_ for thre^ yeara tt ln dtngy and
dark. Th* sanitarj oiuipnu'ii; is Old antl
ln shocking condition.
'"?nhlt. S-hooi \z-t ?_. K?st Tlouston
Street?Bullt elghty years ago, with nn
- ""? X added < _ . m y-r,y. ycais ago, thin
achcol BPivc-i '.:.*0t> chilitrcn. The rooms in
hc old building are crowrted. but the a.n
aral conditions aml repair ?._ not bad.
Play space both ' inalde and ovtald. th.
?chool Ia quite inadeomi.e.
Tublic School U>, T1!S Fifth Sir-ct?Bullt
elghty-five years ago. with another bulld
Ing added sovente.n years ago. Tho old
building shhuld bc torn down. a_ It la un
KUltabl. In every partleutitr. The school is
much overcrowded, having SJMti children
an<l double sessio;. from S:30 to 4.
InsunHtMT Plumbtng Vouiiil
Public School 16. 208 West Thtrtocnth
Street? Bullt slxty-thrce years ago. The
aehool i_ not o\or<row.iod, mahato because
there are ,lx parochial scboola in the vi?
clnity. .There have been bnly superflclHl
r?p*irs nvade for several years and the
ydumblny ia ln vefy bad condition. being
wet and foul smelling. The rooms are
small ar.d all of them. dlrty and dingy.
Public School 18. 121 East Flfty-first
Btloet? ?ButH Stxty-slx ! _in ago nnd mi't
ing use ot' two one-atory buildings In the
ne*t atreel, this school acooinmoautes 1,-fiO,
boys. Too many children crowded into
small. ill-lighted rooms. in antlquated, un
auitable sesits. riumbing old and out of
ra-pair. Repairs of all, kinds have been
urterly neglected for several yeara and the
building ia in a deplorable condition.
Public School 1., 344 __s_et Fourteenth
Street?Bullt seventy years ago, this an?
cient aehool serves 2.700 children. tt la
ach overcrowded and haa ten part
fi.i.. classes. lt has inadequate and very
poor sanitary eqalpment.
Public School 22. 104 Sheriff Street ?
Built aimost aeventy years ago, this school
is very much overcrowded. having sixty
two rooms for about 3,000 children and
tetfi olassea on part time. lt ls located ln
a fast growing foreign neighborhood. The
building is in very bad repair and has
Inadequate and wretched sanitary equip?
Public School 33. 235 East 125th Street?
Bullt seventy-two years ago. this school
servea 2.000 children. There are 400 more
children than there are seats. which
makes duplicate sesatons necessary. The
aehool has a sanitary aquad which keeps
tha sanitary' atandards high. There have
been no repairs ln three years.
Public School 51. 519 West Forty-fourth
Stt.et?Bullt _lxty-th.ee years ago. tbe
school serves about 2,000 boys and girls.
Fire protection is good. Flumbing poor,
out of repair and dlrty. Ia reaily beyond
repair and a modern system should be in
Public School 67, 176 East 115th Street
?This school, in an uptown growing
neighborhood, haa a registration of 3..00.
The building Is about twenty-flve years
old. with *m annex built flfteen yeara
later. lt is very much overcrowded.
Three sessions are necessary daily and
then the school rooms are crowded; as
many as seventy pupiis put in one room.
The klndergarten, supposed to accommo
date twenty-seven, haa a class of sixty.
What play yard there is cannot be used,
as there are four classrooms ln the yard
ami It is constantly used by the changing
Public School 10?, Lafayette Street?
Bnilt eighty years ago on loaned land,
this school ia In aa bad condition ?_ any
la the city. Rooms are small, badly
lijrhted and ventilated. opening on courts,
roany of them. and all artiflclally lighted.
There is a large percentage of d?fectlve
eyesight among the children. Condition
of walls ia fearful, in spite of efforts of
teachera to cover up dlrt and dilap-dation.
Fire escapes are Inadequate. The plumb
Ing is of the oldest variety and ia poor
and evil smelling. __
Public School 127, 515 West Thtrty
seventh Street?Accommodating 900 chil?
dren. thia bulldlns has had only tem
porarv repairs for many years. Walls are
reellng and the ceilings are leaking in
many places. The sanitatlon is in a very
bad "condition in some places.
Julla Richman High School, 60 West
Thlrteenth Street?-This school is so no
torlously bad that lt ia scarcely neceasary
to descrlbe it. The building ls in terrlble
condition, very badly lighted and a _tr_
trap. It should be condemned.
School for the Deaf. 225 East Twenty
third Street?Built fifty-flve years ago, this
aehool is most antlquated and unsuitable
for the use of the deaf. Is very badly
lighted, sanitatlon ia inadequate and has
no decent play space. As this ls the only
school for the deaf in- the five borougha,
lt should be housed in a new and well
. qulpped building. where thusr necesaarlly
speclalized inatructlon can be given.
The Bronx
Public School 1, 145th Street and College
Avenue?Bullt __.ty-.lv_- yeara ago, -the
school serves approximately 1,000 chil?
dren. lt is so overcrowded that lt haa
eleven claases on d-_#b1e time and two on
part time. The building is in- as good
shape as possible. considering that it ia
old and of antlquated construction.
Public School 5, 2436 Webster Avenue
Bullt about fifty years ago, the school
serves 1.500 children, is crowded and in
bad repair. The plumbing ls very old and
the roof in very bad repair. The whole
school la on double seswion.
Public School 38, 157th Street and Third
Avenu?-?This aehool has beer? condemned
and will not be used after tbis term.
Public School 48, Hunt'a Pornt?A fine j
new school, ln good surroundings, save for
the existence of a huge dump, three hun?
dred feet away, which should be eliminated,
as it la unbearable both becaiwe of the odor
and because of the fltes. It ia a constant
menace to the health of the teachers atrd
Girls' Commercial High. St. Mark'a Ave?
nue?Built fifty years ago, this school
aervea about 1.700 girls. ls very much over?
crowded and badly in need of repairs. The
sanitatlon is irnposBible. Old, Inadequate,
dirty; can't be condemned too strongly.
Lighting ia poor; needs artificial light ln
most of the rooms. Thera are aimost no
recraatlon fricillttpa. Nn rooms for tho
UM of teachers. School t* on double ??*?,
ston. ln Impoaslblo coatf.'tien for a school
Pahlte Sohool 10. "Jevcnlpenth Srreet and
Seventh Avenuo?Iluttt seventy years npo
and Added to thirty and forty years. Inter.
Ihla old building accommodittra l.tSOO chil?
dren. lt Is ln falr condition. liut tho
plumblng is antlque and In bad sltnpe.
Public Sohop) '*' Begrnw Street "ThlB
bulldliiK Is of more recent colistruetlon nnd
-tci'itmmcdntes 1.S00 children. The plumh
inst ls nld-fnshlonod and IrmrtequiMe.
Public School 1,5. Third nnd Stnte stieets
Hutlf stxty-flve' yenrs ago nnd added to
fofty-five yeara later this sohool ser\*'ps
about 1.200 chtldrpn. Irmdequnte nnd In
s;uilt*ry plumblng. Absolutely no provl
?toha lor play space.
Public School 10, 157 Wilnon Street -
Built alxiy-three years ngo. tlos actaool la
l<nc*ted In n arowlng sohool neighborhood.
haa a reglairatlon of 3.000, nnd ls ?o over
orowilfrt that it hits twenty-eight claaws
In double session. Tho only recreatlon
space available, either ln or near the
school building, ls a nearby street Which
Is closed off for the use of tbe children.
The buildliyt ls ln bad repalr and the
sanjtatlon both lnade<iustp and in bad
eenditio*'. The llghttng la poor ln about
one-fourth of the rooma.
Public Sohool 18. Mau.ler Street?Built
seventy-fivo years ago, the building Is In
bad repalr. Has not been painted in
twenty years. The tlre proteetion Is In
adequate. nlsle spnoe too narrow and clut
tered wlth cupboards, etc. ln old building
tbe fire alarm rinits only on the top floor.
The plumblng Is old and very Insanitary.
and In poor repalr. There are two an
hexee to the old building.
Public School 22. JavB Strpet?Built slx
ty-flvo years ago and serving about 100
ehildrpn: this building ls in f&lrly good
Public School 25. I.nfnyettp nnd Sut'nnor
Avcnup.k?Built forty-flvo years nco, this
school serves 3.000 ohlWIren and la over?
crowded because ono of lta buildings was
damaged by fire last **,e?r. The rooms are
dnrk and overcrowded. tho stalrways are
dangerous and there In practically no plny
space, inatde or out. Thero are no decent
acoomrnodatlona for the toacheva.
Public School S0. ftouth Fourth Street ?
An old building, which is out ot repalr, has
outdoor nnd very Insanitary plumblng and
H a tlretrap. The school is on double ses?
sion, from 8 to 4. Thero are no ??.dequate
play f;?cl'!tfp?, Inaide or out.
Pubtlc School 54, 1B1 Walworth Street?
Hullt eighty years ago, the building Is out
of repair. not linvlng been overhauled in
several yeara. Thero Is a regiatration of
almost 1.900 pupils and th* Bchool Is so
overcrowded that twenty-elghl classes are
or. part time. The fire protection ia not
odequate and the rooms too crowded to be
easily emptiod. Classes aro held in three
store rooms near the school. These are
heated by atnves. from which la conslder
ablo cscaping coal gaa, their roofs leak
badly and the sewage system Ir poor. It
is said that the sewage frequently backs
up and the stench becornea unbe.arable.
Public School 7G, Evergreen Avenue?
This school has two buildings, one erected
thirty-five years ago and the other thtrteen
years ago. The conditions ln tho new
building aro wxcellent; In the old building
falr. There ts a gymnasium in one build?
ing. but it la uaod aa an annex for sixteen
classes from Xtushwlck High School.
Public School 102, Seventy-flrst Street
and Second Avenue?The school consists
of a new building and an old wooden an?
nex Sanitary condition la very bad, due
to bad Janltor. who has been up on four
charges, but atill holds his job. Condftlon
ot the annex Is very bad.
Public School 121, East Flfty-flfth Street
and Avenuo C?This Is a district school,
built ninety years ago. It has one room
and accommodates about forty children,
Has no plumblng. is heated by a stove, has
no artificiai light.
Public School 130. Cortelyou Road?
School Is only thirt.?en years old, bat is
very dirty, Insanitary and vermin-ridden,
because of a poor janltor.
Public School 9. Astoria?This is a small
school in an old stone house. accommoda
tlng about 160 children. Ts old-fashioned
in equipment, but In fair condttion. except
the plumblng. which is out of order a good
part of the time.
Public School 20. Sanford. Avenue. Flush
'"S?Built about fifty years ago, this school
haa been kept in repair and is in faiiiy
good condition. Plumblng good, but it not
kept dean.
Public School 25. Jamaica Avenue, nenr
Flushing?About 175 children attend this
school tn a country-llke district. The build?
ing ls wooden, but is in good condition and
well equipped.
Public School 2S, 115th Street and Col?
lege Point?Built slxty-flve years ago this
building aecoTnmodaten 200 chii-Jren Has
been kept in good repalr.
Public School 98, Douglaston L I ?
Converted from an old house into a school
I3 in generally good ccnditlon.
Public School 1, Tbttenville, S. I ?
Building ln good condition.
Public School 27, New Springvllle, S. I ?
This is a small one-story two-roorn. coun?
try schoolhpuse. ln an lsolated farmlng
district. The school conditions are falr on
the whole. ? ? . J
Schoolgirl Tries to Die
Parents Refuse to Allow Her
to Go to Work
Au attempt at suicide was made yes?
terday morning by sixteen-year-old
Martha Korn, of 99 Willett Street, be?
cause her parents insisted that she
remain in school instead of going to
work. The girl inhaled gas, but was
discovered soon after adjusting the
tube and speedily revived by an am?
bulance surgeon. A truant officer took
her into custody.
When a truant officer called at the
Korn home Thursday afternoon, Mar?
tha was ont, and he told the parents
to hide her clothes so that she would
have to remain in the house. It was
after she discovered her clothing was
missing yesterday morning that the
girl tried to end her life,
ZuahtiiheJ j8o8
_For Saturday
yoong men's
from $38 to
from $50 to
Other stores would say they
were taking a loss ? We say that
we're taking a gain, because
we'll make thousands of new
acquaintances at these prices!
Grand Jury to
Seek Collusioii
Iii School Sites
Craig to Present Charges
Against Shallow and Hy?
lan Officials in Brooklyn
and Demand" Inquiry
Mayor Has Nothing to Say
Comptroller Uneerlain if
Board of Education Man
Is "Stupid or Knavish"
Charges of alleged collusion in the
selection of a public school site cn
Neptune Avenue, Coney Island, will be
investigated by a grand jury. Comp?
troller Charles L. Craig, who mad o the
charges nt the last. meeting of the.
Sinking Fund Commission and incurrcd
the wrath of Mayor Hylan and Edward
B. Shallow, Associnte Superintendent
of Schools, who has charge of building
operations of the Board of EduCation,
made the an..ounccment last night.
"This matter calls for a grand jury
investigation," said the Comptroller.
"All of the information in my posses?
sion relative to the school site at
Twenty-ninth Street and Neptune Ave?
nue, Coney Island, selected by A.so
ciate Superintendent Shallow for the
Board of Education, will be turned over
to the District Attorney of Kings
County Monday. I am taking it to the
Brooklyn District Attorney, because I
believe he has jurisdiction, but, to
make sure, it is quite possible that 1
may present the data to District At?
torney Swann also."
Hylan Stops Talking
The .furor created in Hylan admin?
istration circles by the Comptroller's
charges was tempered yesterday by the
silence of Mayor Hylan and other city
officinls, who declared at the last meet?
ing of the Sinking Fund Commission
that they had personally visited the
Neptune Avenue sites and found the
situation as Dr. Shallow had stated
it?that the city-owned land, which the
Comptroll.r said should be u.ed for
the site instead of paying $80,000 for
a site on private property, was under
water. Unofficial investigators who
looked over the district yesterday main?
tained that the lay of the land was
exactly as the Comptroller contended,
and that there was ample room for
several school sites on property filled
in by the city.
The Comptroller's offiee is interested
in the circumstances surrounding th.'
selection of other school sites, asid_
from the Coney Island sites. Comp?
troller Craig directed severe criticism
at the Board of Education on the selec?
tion of sites, and particularly at Asso
ciate Superintendent Shallow.
"I don't pretend to say wh.ther
Shallow is stupid or knavish," said the
Comptroller, "but in either event his
action in seler.ting certain sites is in
Need Ladder to Reach Sites
The Comptroller referred to two sites
selected at 170th Street and Grant
Avenue, the Bronx, both of which he
said were twenty feet or more below
grade, so that "you would have to use
a ladder to get out of the school play
ground." He said that one of these
sites was "sinking ground," with no
bottom, as far as any one knew. He
declared there were Oth-er available and
more u.eful sites in the neighborhood.
The Comptroller told of another in
stance where the residents of Rosedale,
L. I., located at the border line of the
city, in Queens, wanted their school en
larged, and, despite the fact that there
was vacant and available land on either
side of the school, the Board of P^duca
tion selected a site nn the opposite side
of Merrick Road. The Comptroller said
that he eommunicated with real estate
operators interested in a development
at Rosedale. nnd found that they would
be willing to give the city a aehool site
in their development free of charge.
Retail Food Prices
Drop 4.8 P. G.in Month;
WASHINGTON, June 17.- -Retail food
prices to the average family declined !
4.8 per cent in Mny, bs compared with
April, while wholesale food prices
dropped 5% per cent in the same
period, according to statistics made
public to-day by the Department of
I.abo!, General wholesale prices, in?
cluding farm products, food, building
materials, mctnls, house furnishings
and misecllaneour; commodities, de-1
clined npprottimately 2 per cent during
lhe month.
"I Saw Judgo &?i!
Kagy, but ShieldecT
Him," Girl Swears
Witness in Cleveland Murder
Trial Says McGannon
Coached Her on Story
at a Midnight Meeting
Speciat Dispatch to T)w. Tribune
CLEVELAND, June 17.?Every detail
of a midnight conference in a hotel
here, at which Miss Mary Neely claims
Judge McGannon induced her to refuse
to testify against him in hia second
trial for the murder of Harold Kagy,
raas laid bare before the jury in Judge
Florence Allen's Criminal Court this
morning, when Misa Neely took the
stand in the trial of McGannon for
"I saw Judge McGannon shoot Harold
Kagy," said the witnesa.
This statement was especially start
ling in view of the fact that in all of
her previous statementa concerning the
shooting she had gone no further than
to say she saw McGannon "pull some?
thing shiny from his pocket," after
which she had heard a shot.
Miss Neely's repeated assertion that
McGannon was present at the death
corner was borne out by the testimony
of John Joyce, who preceded her on the
Calm and self-possessed, Miss Neely
related the occurrenccs on that night
in February when, she charges, through
McGannon's interference the state's
murder case against him was practi?
cally wrecked by her promise to refuse
to give damaging testimony.
The testimony she gave at McGan?
non's first trial when she said she
saw him shoot Kagy?the testimonv
she refused to fjive at his second trial
when he was acquitted?she swore to?
day was true. Tn minutest detail the
woman traced McGannon's movements
on the fatal night. She denied that
he left the automobile before it
reached the death corner, and a severe
cross-examination by Attorney William
H. Boyd for the defense failed to shake i
any of the major parts of her testi- I
Her refusai to testify in the second j
trial, when she surprised state's attor- !
neys and spectators by denying Me- I
Gannon'3 guilt, and by ref'using to I
answer other questions put to her by
Prosecutor Stanton, she swore came
as a direet result of the conferonce
with McGannon on the previous night
in the hotel.
"Judge McGannon started to tell me
how to avoid answering the questions
asked by the prosecutor," she said.
"He said, 'Start out, Judge McGannon
did not kill Harold Kagy.' Then I
asked him what to say to the prose
cutor's questions. He told me to say, !
'1 don't remember,' and also to say, 'I :
refuse to answer because l might dis
grace or incriminate myself.'
"I asked him td go over U again and
he did."
In 20% Bonus
Mortgage Co.
(Centlni/.d from pat- . n?i
mortgage* war. from 2 per cent up,
meaning in addition to the 6 per cent
"All legal and business matters of
the Smoot Corporation," aatd one of
the prospectuses, "have been investi?
gated and approved by General Counsel
Charles D. Newton, Attorney General of
the State of New York."
"Don't you coitsider," asked . Mr.
Untermyer, "20 per cent and Upward
on mortgage loans a great burden on
"It would be.'sfr," repli.d Hunt. "but
our rates are not 20 per cent. They
are from 10 to 20 p_r cent, depending
on?-_e t*ra, w?_g*g mortgage."
"ffjaz*. |NM_y P^Mtij-CctUses show your
PfC. v. g.t-g ;'v.m 20 per cent up," re?
plied Mr. Untermyer.
It was figured out'that the 6 per cent
interest and the 20 per cent bonus for a
thive-year mortgage averaged a return
of about 16 per cent a year.
It is known that Attorney General
Newton had been in conference with
Mr. Untermyer here yesterday, and it
is believed that the mortgage loan oom
pany was the subject of the conver?
The plnster monopoly was shown to
be one ,of the strangest and strongest
in the entire range of combinations
uncovercd by the committee. Accord?
ing to the testimony of William H.
Hoffman, offiee manager of the Niagara
Gypsum Company, the national control
of gypsum, which is the chief in
gredient of wall plaster, was in the
grip of two companies, the United
States Gypsum Company, of Chicago,
and the Niagara Gypsum Company.
The. Chicago concern, he said, supplies
the bulk of {he countryrs plaster needs,
with the Niagara company taking care
of tho Eastern district. From H*W
man's testimony it was shown that
Menno ... Reeb, a Buffalo buildjng sup?
ply dealer, owned with his frfmily the
controlling share of stock in the
Niagara concern.
Gypsum Combine Uncovered
The Niaga_ra company, which mined
the product, sold the bulk of it to the
Peerless Purchasing Sales Company, a
theoretical concern which had neither
books nor clerks, but which Mr. Unter?
myer in. isted served merely to conceal
the profits of the Niagara company.
The controlling factor in this concern
was also Reeb.
The Peerless firm merely billed the
material to the M. A. Reeb Corporation,
a wholesale concern of which Reeb was
also the moving power, which in turn
turned the product over to the Niagara
Falls Builders' Supply Company, a re?
tail firm. Reeb, according to the testi?
mony, is also the biggest power in the
last named company. The officers of
all these occupied three floors of one
building and one set of employees
kept all the records.
From Hoffman, ? Mr. Untermyer
learned that there was a boost in price
every time the goods were nassed from
cn<; of thes. firms to the other. Reeb's
profits, on the basis of the cost of
mining the product, is said to have
been about 700 per cent.
Without. rendeving the slightest serv?
ice, according to the testimony, the
Peerless Company in 1D1. divided $._,
121 in profits, and in 1920 divided
$139,846 in profits. Figures introduced
showed that the price of $3.40 a ton
for gypsum at. the mine became $18
when it finally reached Reeb's retailing!
firm. It was declared that there were j
practically no other sources in the
east from which to obtain the product.)
When Reeb was placed on the st?u.d j
some days ago and asked if he would |
waive immunity from criminal prost.--'
cution, he shouted out at the top of hi. I
vaice, "I should say not."
In closing the inquiry here, Mr. Un?
termyer declared the evidence did notj
show all the work that had to be done;
that the city was honeycombed with
combinations affiliated with nation
wide organizations which could be
reached only through Federal action.
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Deutschland ls Sunk
At Target Practice
CHERBOURG, France, June
17 (By The Associated Press).?
The former German super-subma
rine Deutschland, which in 1916
siipped into Baltimore Harbor
from Germany after daringly
running the gantlet of British
and French cruisers standing
guard off the Virginia Capes, was
sunk by gunfire to-day dnring
target practice. The submarine
had served as a target for a series
of submarine attack experiments
carrierl out by the French ar
mored cruiser Gueydon, seven
miles off shore.
The combinations should be prosecuted
by the local authorities and their lead?
ers punished. He said that the cost of
fire insurance should be reduced at
least 25 per cent. If this group does
riot dissolve or mend its ways, he said,
he would prosecute the members for
criminal conspiracy. He touched upon
the loan market, declaring that unless
the banks were more liberal in their
loans on building the situation would
be very little improved.
Poison Kills Nurse
Efforts to Save Her
Phoned Wife of Physician
She Is Declared to Have
Loved After Taking Po
tion, Police Are Told
Alice Julia Carrahan, twenty-four
years old, a trained nurse, said to have
come to New York from Canada two
years ago, died last night at the Man?
hattan Square Sanitarium, 36 West
Seventy-seventh Street, of mercurial
Dr. James M. West, of 71 WestForty
ninth Street, reported the death. Po?
lice of the West Sixty-eighth Street
station described the case as one of
suicide. Miss Carrahan took bichloridc
of mercury tablets last rsunday with
suicidal intent, the police say, and
from then to the moment of her death
fought against efforts of physician3 to
save her life.
According to the police Miss Carra?
han became infatuated, while engaged
as a nurse at the Knickerbocker Hos?
pital, with a surgeon said to have been
attached to a hospital staff. The doc
tor's wife learned of the affair, it was
declared, and rc-proa.hed Miss Carra?
han, who is said to have admitted her
affection for the doctor.
Last Sunday Miss Cajrahan called
the telephone number of the physician.
The summons was arjswered by his
wife, who was informed by the nurse
that she had taken poiaon and would
soon be dead.
The wife immediately called Dr. j
West, a neighbor, also notifying the !
authorities of Knickerbocker Hospital, :
whence an ambulance was dispatched
to Miss Carrahan's apartment, 130 Wesr. !
Seven ty-third'Street.
Four doctors worked over the girl for j
several hours in an effort to use the j
stomach pump, but she fought so des- '
perately that it was found impossible !
to take effective means for elimination |
of the poison. At the instance of the j
doctor's wife Miss Carrahan was re- |
moved to the sanatorium, where, de- I
spite unremitting effort to save her, '
she sank into a coma, which ended in j
Prohibition To
Be Enf orced bv
State Directors
Plan for Reorganization of I
Dry Enforcement Is Laid;
Before Senators; to Abol- ]
ish Many Snpervisors
Would Cut "Red Tape"
Present Scheme of Field
Foife To Be Abandoned
to Consolidate Activity
* ? ??".
WASHINGTON, June 17.?Prohibi
tion enforcement ofiicials have com?
pleted a program for the reorganiza
tion of the Federal enforcing units and
revision of enforcement methods. The
.-.uggested changes, which include abol
ishment of about half of the super
visory jobs and the establishmcnt of a
system of state directors, to be held
wholly responsible for enforcement and
administrative work, were submitted
to-day by Prohibition Commissioner
Haynes to Chairman Penrose and Sena?
tor Watson, Republican, Indiana, of the
Senate Finance Committee.
Senators who studied the plans de?
clared the changes would tighten the
lid on liquor and would result also la
a saving in the money cost of enforc
ing the Volstead act. Mr. Haynes and
Commissioner Blair. of the Bureau of
Internal Revenue, who had approved
the program, explained to the Senators
that they had sought t? eliminate "red
tape" and make the enforcement corps
mn-o Tosoonsive to its various duties.
Mr. Haynes said it had been "clearly
demonstrated after a thorough trial''
that the present plan of organization
of the field force should be abandoned.
He wanted, he said. a centralized
authority, coordination in the handling
of permissive and enforcement feat?
ures and elimination of uncertainty,
fnction aiid confusion as a result of
present. methods.
In addition to the creation of a
singl. enforc_m?nt and administrattve :
irnit for each of the states, Mr. Hayn*. '
proposed aboliahment of the offices of f
.upervising Federal prohibition ag?nt=
eliminstion of prohibition inspectors'
and the desiimation of al] enforcing i
and adminis.rative officers nnder th.
stst. directors to "logical and aeces- !
?ible" locations, creatfon of a mobile
field force, organi__d to operate directly
under the Federal Commissioner, and :
the consol idation of a]] records to
svojd duplication and, at the same
time, to provide a closer check on leak. ?
which may b? sprung in the liquor
*uPPlV- ?
Mr. Haynes s reorgan.zation pro?
gram was worked out on the as.ump
tion that the prohibition unit will re?
main in the Treasury Departr.en*, jt
was said. The proposed changes, it
was added, had tbe approval of e-.?ry
officer, both in the bureau and in ;_,?
field work oi enforcement.
Agreement on Peace
Measure Likely Soon
Full Conference Committee Ex?
pected to Act Quiokly on
Resolutions This Week
From Tht Tribnne'e Waakinaton Bure-xu
WASHINGTON, June 17. -Senate and
House Republican conferees on th?
peace resolution held another meeting
to-day and later reported that progress
was being made toward an agreement.
The House formally sent the bill to
conference. This was done without de?
bate. Representatives Porter and
Rogers were named as the Republicans
and Representative Flood as th_ Demo
crat on the conference committee.
It was decided to call the full confer?
ence committee together next week.
The meeting, however, will await the
return to the city of Senator Lodge,
who goes to Harvard to attend th. M
tietlr anniversary of his class.
Republican conferees after the meet?
ing to-day expressed optimisra about
reaching an agreement. They said the
Knox reservations intended to protect
American property rights would be
agreed to. The differences between the
Senate and House as to repealing the
war declaration or declaring the state of
war at an end were not taken up and
remain unsettled.
Indications point to little delay in
arriving at a complete agreement when
the full conference committee meets,
according to statements of conferees.
Is yours the kind of a
concern that people expect
Pierce-Arrow service from?
rice Basis
The White 5-ton truck is now sold at its 1914
price of $4,500. Other models are proportion
ately adjusted.
During the period of abnormal increases,
White Truck prices were held down. Their
average advance was the smallest in the
Now White Trucks take the lead in establish
ing a rock-bottom price level upon which truck
purchasers can rely.
In price as well as performance, White Trucks
are the standard for comparative values.
New Chassis Prices, f. o. b. Factory:
5-ton. .$4,500 2-ton.$3,250
3Vi-ten.4,200 3/4-ton. 2,400
New York: Thomson Ave. & School St
Long Island City.

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