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THE SUN AND NEW YORK HERALD, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1920.
SHIPPING CONCERNS GET U. S. TERMINALS YTur Department to Lease Eight Ports to Private Companies. WEItE BUILT DURING WAR Government to Bo Reimbursed for Depreciation and In terest on Investment. ifn ia tn Til Si n and N'kw Toik Hixald. Washington, Sept. 4. Commrrlcnl IBttrprlM l the United States received . new Impetus to-day through the. bc Hon by the War Department In turning; over for uso by private shipping con cern:), eight of tho bent equipped port tormina's In the world, which are by products of the war. The scheme fits In with the plan of the United States Ship pine Hoard to give tho American mer chant marine an opportunity to hold lt own atjalnst all foreign competition. These port terminals will be leased to private enterprise on terms which will reimburse tho Government for Interest on the original Investment and deprecia tion, the leases to be subject to future tnl'ltary requirements In enso of war. Tho eight terminals arc located at Boston, South Brooklyn, Tort New ark, l'hlladelphla. Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston and New Orleans. Each Is equipped with the most modern and ef ficient cargo handling apparatus and Is Ideally fitted to serve during pease as a potent factor in the development of (hipping. I'rovlde Harbor Facilities. It has long been recognized that Amer ican shipping was handicapped by the lack of facilities to co-ordinate the land and sea traffic. Inadequate harbor fa cilities have long added to freight charuns. While American Inventive genlnus has been perfecting the highest types of randling machinery, there has been no adoption of consolidated port terminals due to the Individuality of American hipping enterprise. The result has been that this machinery has been utilized by foreign nationals to the detriment of American shipping. An example of the benefits of the co-operative Idea In terminal facilities la found In the popular Bush Terminal at South Brooklyn, where every mechan ical aid for the loading and unloading of freight has been Installed. When the war broke out the army became the largest shipper In the United States and decided to construct termi nals on a scope which would make them susceptible of use after peace had come, or for a long continuation of the war. Accordingly, the best engineering talent was called In and the terminals were strategically laid out along the coast Each baso was designed to handle a particular class of materials from the territory tributary to It. Includes Numerous Piers. Each of the bases includes ware houses, three or more piers, and every provision for the moil efficient transfer cf cargo from drays, moior trucks or freight cars, direct to steamship holds, led vice versa. The terminal at South Brooklyn, rec ognized as the largest capacity single freight terminal In the world, as will u the most efficient, as an example, pro vides for the quick vertical transmission of freight through a remarkable ele vator system. The freight Is carried Into two enormous warehouse! The ele vators are entirely automatic and pro Tide for the conveyance of loaded elec tric trucks to the various floors by means of a single central despatcher, eliminating tho services of sixty elevator operators. The warehouse, an Integral part of each of the terminals, offers all the advantages of an actual free port Once bonded, material either for Import or xport, may be moved freely In or out of It with ample opportunity for proper classification and custom Inspection without delaying traffic. NAYY ADVANCES PAY OF ITS CIVILIAN AIDS No Clerical Worker Will Get Lower Wages Than Laborers Under New Scheme. HET FLAT 5 PER CENT. RISE Working Honrs Also Changed So That Saturday Tasks Will End at Noon. Washington, Sept K. A wago In crease of five per cent was awarded all classes of civil employees In the naval establishment under a new pay schedule approval to-day by Secretary Daniels, and which will go Into effect "on the nearest pay day to September 15." The Increase, based on the difference In the advance In cost of living and the Con gressional bonus authorised slnco the last readjustment of wages a year and a half ago, affects more than 286,000 naval employees. Several classes of employees. Includ ing practically all clerical forces and four mechanical trades, will receive In creases considerably above the general f.ve per cent advance through a read justment of the entire wage schedule to correct Inequalities In the present scale. The new schedule was not made public to-day, but will bo announced early next week, Secretary Daniels said. Men Not Folly Satisfied. Outside of the Increase the most Im portant provision of the new schedule Is a reduction of working hours to four on Saturday, the year around, the em ployees to be paid for the half day's work at the hourly rate. While this pro vision will offset to some extent the In creases applying on hourly pay. It was said tho employees had approved the provision through their representative on the Becommendlng Board, who Joined In submitting a unanimous report to the Secretary. While the basic S per cent Increase does not meet the demands of the em ployees, which ranged from 25 cents an hour as a minimum general Increase to 45 rents for mechanics, the board's re port to the secretary declared the scale of pay In the naval establishment waa found to bc "5 per cent higher, bonus considered, than the wage scale of any other Industry" without the present In crease Included. The Increase was awarded despite this fact, the report eald. because under the terms of the original award of the Macy board, readjusting navy yard pay, the navy Is "pledged to the work ers to make a decision on the basts of the change In the cost of living." In this connection the board recommended that future readjustments be made "In accordance with the l.uv of 1S62. upon the basis of current wages in similar private establishments." Four Trades Get Extra Raise. The four trades found to be entitled to a higher basic rate were anglesmlths, die sinkers, moulders and pattern mak ers, these receiving Increases In addi tion to the 5 per cent as a result of the higher rating. In regard to clerical forces the board said: "It is found that the clerical force has been receiving, as compared to the skilled mechanics In. the employ of the navy, relatively too low a wage for the duties and responsibilities required of them." Under the readjusted comparative ratings of the new schedule for the rlerlcal and mechanical forces no clerk will receive "less than the maximum pay of the laborer." In discussing the award Secretary Daniels said he believed the resulting Increase In payroll would not necessi tate a material reduction of forces, Tha Secretary expressed assurance that the schedule would be acceptable. 4JIRMS INDICTED AS SUGAR PROFITEERS Confectioner and 3 Wholesale Grocery Houses Named. Chicago, Sept. 4. Officials of Bunte Brothers. confectioners, and three wholesale grocery houses were Indicted to-day by the Federal Grand Jury, charged with profiteering In sugar. Tha grocery houses named are the Empire Orocery Company, Hadesman Brothers and the Henderson Taylor Company. Bunte Brothers are charged with hav ing sold 60,000 pounds of sugar, which cost J7.S00. for $17,400, and with sell ing for $48,000 two other lota which cost $26,800. The Empire Grocery Company Is charged with selling 600,000 pounds of ugar to the W. H. Edgar Company of Detroit for $162,000, while the cost price to let at $81,420. Badesman Brothers are charged with jelling sugar which cost $8,118. to the Byman Moffet Company of Flint, Mich.. for $15,800. PACTS UP TO OTHER POWERS. t. S. Will Let Foreign Nations Act On Possible Termination. Wabhinoton, Sept. 4. Responsibility for termination of the commercial treaties between the United States and more thnn a score of foreign nations In conformity with requirements of the shipping act probably will ba placed squarely upon the other parties to the treaties by the State Department. In other words It will be left to the other Government to ay whether It Is content to accept tha terms of the act and acknowledge the right of Congress to discriminate against Its shipping with out entirely cancelling existing treaties. Officials regard these treaties as con tracts, and do not claim the right to cancel a single provision without the consent of the other parties. Indeed It has been found that some of the treaties Include clauses expressly prohibiting any changes In their provisions In any part GEDDES BACK IN WASHINGTON. Conferred With Canadian Author- j lle on American If earottattons. j Washington, Sept 4. Sir Auckland Geddes, the British Ambassador, re turned to Washington to-day from Canada, where he went after his vaca tion In Maine. While In Canada the Ambassador conferred with Dominion authorities on several question expected to figure In negotiations between tha American and British Governments, ln-j cludlntr pulp wood supplies and fisheries. It waa said he was consulted with regard to the nomination of tha new Canadian Minister to America, who la expected here next winter. I dl STEREO Millinery Importers 537 Fifth Avenue Between 44th and 45th Street NEW MODEL HATS Showing the Newest Conceptions of the Vogue in Paris Special Hats for School Girls From 18.00 (Model Hats for the Trade) ALSO Beautiful Evening and Street Wraps Very Smart Effects Sth Avenue Smart New Velvet Hats 6.95 Many modish models have been grouped for a special offering tomor row, marked at 6.95, which is far below their value. There are youthful, off-the-face styles fash ioned of draped Velvet, unadorned or finished with Rhinestone pin or shirred effects, and a very chic eight-cornered model of wide plaited Velvet ribbon. The model illustrated has a soft crown and brim of draped velvet and smart bow of self-material. Many beautiful Autumn sliades as well as Navy Blue, Brown and Black. (Third Floor Annex) I Fashionable Wraps of Bolivia For Women Special, 89.50 Illustrated at the right Wraps that envelope the figure in graceful folds are quite the most beautiful as well as the most comfortable of outside garments. The model illustrated is particularly hand some, fashioned of excellent quality Bolivia that has a sheen like Velvet. The deep cape collar and high cuffs are beauti fully embroidered, as is also the wide plait below the waistline. The collar may be worn down about the shoulders or high about the neck. As a special Fall Offering we have priced these Wraps very close to the cost to us. Ordinarily they would sell several dollars higher. Many locely Autumn colors. (Fourth Floor) New Madame Irene Corsets And the Fashionable 1921 Silhouette Of first importance to successful dressing this Autumn is a new Corset, for Fall fashions follow a new silhouette a slender, willowy, beautiful silhou ette. The waist line is a jot lower, the back is longer and straighter, there is a bit less hip and less long a line in front. By means of ingenious boning and adroit shaping Madame Irene has made it possible for all types to acquire the new silhouette. For every type she has made a special corset Little gores of rubber elastic appear here and there, as required, to give freedom of motion and absolute comfort without disturbing the beauty of a line, and lacings are placed on some below the front steel. Models of Flesh or White Brocade, Serge Satin, Broche, Dotted Silk Batiste and Coutil, prettily trimmed with Satin, bands of plaited Net, fine lace and ribbon bows. Prices range from 7 JO to 25.00 (Third Floor) Cotton Dress Materials Special Values McCreery8 Check Ginghams in a broad range of new stylish colors for Fall. yard, 95c regularly 1.10 White Longcloth, soft smooth finish, excellent laundering material, 10 yards in a length. regularly 4.25 length, 2.95 White washable Cotton Satin Venetian for shadow skirts, soft quality, permanent brilliant finish, 36 inches wide. regularly 1.85, yard, 85c Fancy striped Outing Flannel; soft fine grade, closely woven; full weight, 36 inches wide, yard, 45c regularly 60c (Second Floor) 1 Justice Cooperation Economy Energy Service James McCreeiy & Co ON TUESDAY 34th Street New McCreery Silhs Especially Designed for Autumn Silks, Satins, Velvets, Crepes, Duvetynes, Vel veteens and Corduroys in glorious new shades. Rich Velvet Velour Broche, on Satin and Voile grounds, handsome Metal Brocades and plain Metal Cloths. Satin Charmeuse Brocades, Ondine Mate lasse, Crepe Faconne and Charmeuse Egyptian for Fur Linings. Damas Imprime, Printed Crepes and Georgettes. Black Silks and Satins of excellent quality, marked at most attractive prices. Special for Tuesday Georgette Crepe of sturdy quality, 40 inches wide. regularly 2.50, yard, 1.65 Superior grade Dress Taffeta in evening shades, 36 inches wide. yard, 2.50 and 3.00 regularly 3.00 and 4.00 Printed Silks for coat and cape Lining a verv unusual sort. regularly 3.25, yard, 2.50 Women's Fur-Trimmed Suits Delightful New Fashions at 89.50 and 105.00 to 350.00 Models that have taken their unusual style notes from the smartest of Parisian creations await your selection in the Suit Salon. Graceful, slender styles are here in wide variety, developed of such handsome fabrics as Orlando, Grazieldo, Veldyne, Yalama, Duvet de Laine, Trico tine and Suede Cloth. Rich embroidery, braid, row upon row of stitch ing and tucks are employed in odd, artistic ways as adornment and rare furs are bountifully used for collars and cuffs. Every fashionable Fall shade is represented. This Is Speciall Modish Suits of fine-twill Tricotine, Duvet de Laine, English Oxford or Imported Irish Tweed in Navy Blue,. Black, Dryad, Bedouin, Bayleaf and Reindeer and heather mixtures of Green, Brown, Navy Blue and Purple. Special, 67.50 (Fourth Floor) The Exclusive "Tuxedo" Pump (With a new Petite Louis Heel) 12.75 i (Tax AMttorut) A chic Autumn Pump model for after noon wear, fashioned by the makers of "McCreery Footwear for Women," of Brown or Black Kidskin or Russian Calfskin. It tactfully combines the coquetry of French Footwear with graceful American lines. A modish tongue effect of Suede gives it added smartness. (Second Floor) Black Satin Sublime of bright, lustrous finish, 40 inches wide. regularly 6.00, yard, 4.75 Japanese Natural Ecru Pongee, 33 inches wide. regularly 2.50, yard, 1.65 Black Taffeta of dependable quality, 36 inches wide. regularly 2.50, yard, 1.75 Imported Silk Duvetyne of the better sort in a gorgeous array of new Fall shades, 38 inches wide. regularly 10.50, yard, 7.50 Very Special 10,000 Yards Silk Crepe de Chine regularly 3.00, yard, 1.65 Excellent quality in evening and day shades. Also White or Black. 40 inches wide Dresses of Silk Duvetyne For Women Special, 79.50 Illustrated at the left The mere fact that these Gowns are fashioned of that exclusive and costly fabric, Silk Duvetyne, suf fices to convince one that their price is remarkably low. We have, in truth, marked them at merely a trifle above cost to us, as an initial Fall offering. There are several distinctive models from which tb choose, including the one illustrated. Redingote effects, versions of the tunic and straight-line modes are featured. Some models combine Satin with the Duvetyne. Wide sashes, vestees and collars of Filet, artistic beading and embroidery are employed as adornment. Marine Blue, Copenhagen Blue, Brown, Beater, Taupe, Green and Black. (Fourth Floor) Woolen Dress Goods For Autumn Wear At Special Prices All Wool Plaids and Checks, including styles in block checks and rich colored plaids for skirtings, also the neater styles in checks for suits and separate skirts shown in a wide range of the latest styles and colors, 54 inches wide. regularly 7.50, yard 5.75 Navy Blue French Serge, fine twill; rich, soft all wool material of superior quality, correct weight for Fall suits dresses, capes and separate skirts; 54 inches wide, sponged and shrunk. regularly 4.50, yard, 2.75 All Wool Jersey Cloth, dress weight; complete range of the most desirable Fall colors; 54 inches wide, yard, 2.95 regularly 4.50 1500 yards Navy Blue All Woo Dress Fabrics, including Storm Serge, Granite and Togo Cloths; strong, well woven dependab e fabrics intended specially for hard wear; suit able for school frocks and gymnasium suits, also dresses capes and skirts. regularly 2.25, yard, 1.65 (Second Floor) An Autumn Special ! New Hand-Made Blouse; 5.00 Not the ordinary type quite extraordinary, in fact. They are fashioned of the very finest quality Batiste, artistically adorned with hand-hemstitching and hand-embroidered eyelets. Every stitch has been done by handl In the lay of the long Tuxedo collar and turn back cuffs one recognizes superiority of workman ship. You will find they will lay without a wrinkle over your suit, coat or sweater. At 5.00 these Blouses represent remarkably good talue. (Fourth Floor) M V I I