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tfHE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, ' 1917:
MAYOR'S DEFENCE BOARD TELLS WORK Executive Committee's Heporfc Snmnmrlzes Volunble Pa triotic Work. Bl'SY SINCE OCT. 7, 1915 ARMY IS GREATEST OF WESTERN WORLD he1 Men Ready to Tight Ger mans on land. ABE AVAILABLE Aided Recruiting for National Service and Assisted Greatly In Draft. in Quantities Unheard Of In Former Wars. Th innumerable effective aids to na tional defence that have been contributed ty the Mayor's Committee on National Defence are summarized In the report of. the executive committee 'which was ismieu yesterday. Tne committee was organized, and has worked with one ani mating purpose, to serve the nation, In en far as a local organization can do so. , without regard to partisan political con- fo rations. The work began October 7, 1916, when the .committee held It first meeting. The general committee of 1,000 met on 'Octo ber t, ISIS. One of the flr.it objects accomplished was to arrange for a de fence conference of mayors and mayors' committees, and a convention was held In St. Ixiuls at which a permanent organ isation, called the National Defence Con ference of Mayors and Mayors' Commit tees, was formed, at which the 'work of local defence was systenutltcd and co ordlnated. Hosae Defence l.rasur Formed. Then the New York organisation net bout specific tasks. It helped develop the Home Defence League of volunteer police, to work out effective plans for mobilizing transportation facilities and other civilian resource". It studied the Mexican border moblllzsrlon. Itfobtalned 1,000,000 signatures In that ettjr to the loyalty pledge It circulated nd It worked actively In encouraging recruiting. Alexander .1. Hemphill, chalr- tnan or the special committee concerned with recruiting, rtabllslieI relation with all branches of the military ser vice, orsnnlreil nannies and tulrlotlc rallies, employed speaker, used posters i advents how useful women can be on and advertising mediums and distributed. furtns. That taught the farmers fact HI ant09t4 Anna tn other ted less ac cessible places war tains glren eon tracts larger Uian they could haull. perfaetljr qntppsc) gaodirn sttaf In this ctly. fully eapoM of rneettng the Gov ernment terms, had bean overlooked. Vn3er tha ferm cf esr.irast now pro posed the committee hopes to est m proper share' of the contract for New York and to conserve the health of the workers and to prevent their exploita tion. The committee's employment clearing house ha proved tie value, the. report notes, and haa supplied often numireus of trained worker on, snort notice, Much inlM In aHvan In a review of thl Americanization campaign, through J f 0 H E which tlie committee set nouut to leacn as many foreign born as coum oei leached the English language and the . , TftVtiir. Ts esentlal principles of American aerooc-., r.quiimicin iv ... racy. .much wutk was uuim iw.i putting the hospitals of this city on a war basis, a CourrClt of Associated Hos pitals having been organized for the purpose. Assistance has been ftirnlshsd to the Ooveriimeiit In the matter of regulating the menace of enemy aliens, and the committee waged a vigorous fight agnlntt tterman Ineuiance companies. Kxtenslve r.ork was done In furthering the Ubetty Loan campaigns, Tied Cross work, lit entertaining the visiting war conuulrsltms andtlit scores of other war time activities. The conimttlee extends lit thanks to the press of New York for gentium publicity. Women nkvn Patriotic Ardor. Ullmpses of the patriotic spirit of New York women are caught In the report for half a of the Maynr'sCommltte of Women on National Defence, a report' which uveal the energy, Intelligence hiid devotion with which many women tunteerd their service. The semi-annual report is signed by iMlsi Ruth Morgan, the active chairman. Mrs. John Purioy Mlteliel is honorary chairman. The vice-president Is Mrs. Willavd Straight, the secretary Mrs. Henry Moskotvitz and the treasurer Mrs. V Hverlt Mary. The members of the ex ecutive council ate Miss Amey Aldrlch, Mis. Frederick I,. Cianfoi'd. Mrs. Jariies S. Cu'hman, Mhs Virginia f!. Uilder s'.ceve, Mrs. John M. Olenn, Miss Anee V Uoodrich, Jlr.s. William Henry Hays. ..Misa Mabel 11. Klt'redg, Mrs. Alexander Kohut. Mrs. Charles Cary Kunisey, Mrs. V O. Kluvkhovitch. Mrs. F. Louis Slado und Mrs. Charles I. Tiffany. The woman's commute was formed ho on after the United States entered the war. and It has worked In the cloieit co operation with Federal, State and city authorities and patriotic associations. Most of Its own effect!! b work has been don through standing committees. The committee on agriculture found at the outset that farmer did not want wonuu help,- so the committees began to time was reached In the laat year of the war. On March Si, 1MB, the Union army comprised 080,000 men. The Con federate army reached the height of It strength In 1IG3. Fewer than 700,000 men were under aims In the South at that time. Both armies In the chit war fought TT-I-.1 Otataa War. 1 HflO Oflft ,helr a,,l unulde.1. The hew army United Sfatea MBS J,nU,UUU m fight alongslde.of a French army of j,uuv,vuu ana isriutn overseas Torces leaflets containing leCTUltlng informa tion. A sub-committee erected the land battleship "Hecrult" in Union Situate out Of funds got by public subscription. The committer accomplished "Scores of pedal recruiting objects through the Battalion of Service Mot), helped the British push their recruit n.i campaign here and after the required quotas of the Regular Army, Navy. Marine Corps and National Guard attained .ipptovlinate war atrength. devoted its time to cur-1 ); recruits for special work such as camouflage, the gas and name section, the) Ordnance Corps and the Quarter master Corps. It operated with the un derstanding that the first rush of re cruiting la past, and that hereafter It must be intensive. The committee devised the plan by whlch registration of ntahs residents of draft age was accomplished. It assisted In taking the State military census. It cooperated In the work of the draft boards, supplying Information and ed , Ties. It procured automobiles for mili tary se and has on it lists the names of thousands of car owneri In six month It secured without cost to the i Government 1260,000 worth of automo bile service and has served more than tarty patriotic and war organizations. Stt Contract for Uniform, Tli Industrial problem occupied It ex tanatvely. The Committee on Industry and Employment found that contracts for the manufacture of Government uniforms1 had been let without due re-i rard to the importance of New York as committees on, food. Industry a. centre of this Industry, and that while r oclal -welfare and volunteers. they needed to know, and so a good many women were placed In farm work, KIeen farm units have been working with the oommlttee. Sub'equently the committee will liave recommendations to mako about market gardening within the city. The standing committee on atiens. started out with educational activities, organising additional classes in "public school and lu factories, settlements and shopi, so that patriotism and American ism could be taught to alien. The com mittee Kept a close rf on foreign lan guage neu'spadsrs and on street meet ings, so that It would know what the foreign population was thinking and spy ing. Its Idea Is to help to nuke New Yitk city a city of one people with one. language, Inktnad of a group of foreign to''n. Aaatetrtl lu Census. Th committee on the ceasi! asMeJ Director ii. 1. Goodrich lu learning that there ure 3,106,377 prisons between tha ut of IC and 00 within the limits of this city, and contributed Immensely In the heavy and detailed wotk of arraying the facts and liguies of the canvass. The committee on coordination has helped bring together in systematized effort many so-.-IelV Intereiled In war service. The -ommitli on employment o'otalned Jobs fur many women and In spected factories with an eye to Just living and working conditions. Other Important work was done by the publicity. Ar.iuNt, N. T Dec. 8.--Th State De fence Council has received from Wash ington a statement showing what we are doing In the war and what we are get ting for our money, and In accordance with the desire of Uov. Whitman la mak ing It public. The latest official figures put the num ber of enlisted men In the armies of the Untied States at 1,110, 0001 This Is the foroe that has grown In eight months out of an army that on April 1 numbered only UO.OOO. Most of them still are In the training camps. Many are not yet disciplined troops, ruliy equipped armed for battle. To leid them there are over 80,000 officers. When the graduates of the second training 'Camp get their first orders, the number will be over 100,000 as many officers as mere wore pn vate nine months ago. Of the new American force, over 800, 000 men are reaular. In all the world only two regular armies of any size re mainthe American tna ttie Japanese Tne others all have been swept away In the flood of warWhen the flrt Ameri can onslaught takes placo German tandwehr and l-andstmrn troops wilt rind themselves opposed tn an army of professional soldlerx. Oaardanteit Well Trained. Behind the regulars are the 400,000 soldier of the National Guard, regulars In experience, many of them, thanka-to Mexico. After the guard come the 00, 000 men of the new National Army. The whole military establishment, with the marines and the auxiliary forcea thrown In, numbers' a million nnd a half The expanbloit that haa taken place Is at If Qrand Kaplds nan grown in e:c.nt months to be lrtually at nig as Thila delphla. The first thing to be done for the new army was to provide shelter and cloth ing, food and warmth. That large un-l dertaklng is all but accomplished. Kaually gat la the task of provldlntr i arriis. To' arm an Infantry division tn the civil war meant to provide a many muskets and a many bayonets ns there were men in the command. In the pres ent war the Job Is more complleatei. There are rifles and bayonets to be fur nlshcd now ss formerly. Hut there also are grenades and gas mak nnd htlnnf ' and trench mortar to be Jecn to. Kach I of the four lnf-rntrv regiment In a di-! vision must have ISO trench kn!e, 192 automatic rifles and three one pounder cannon, Comparison Staagerlu. The 758 men of the mathln gnu bJt- Itallon nd 5.0CS men of the field artil lery brigade must have machine guns and three Inch iruns In numbers that would tsUgger an artillerist even of so recent a period as the war with Spain, Two hundred and seventy-five thousand troops wer made ready to fight Spain u 1808, though only 00,000 of them ac tually were engaged. Since Xerscs led his million and a half of assorted Asiatics ucrois the Hellespont Europe has seen many a cam paign conducted on the grand scale. American battles have been fought as stubbornly, but. with smaller forces en gaged. There were 1,700,000 enlistments In the Federal aimy In the civil war, Many of this number wet reenllstments. The highest totat engaged at anv on amounting to another 3,000,000. Here I a united and firmly coordinated grand army, of 7,380,000. The present American army Is the largest armed force tha Western Hemi sphere ever hsa seen unless the Mound llutlders were more numerous and pug nacious than we have any reason to be lieve they were. A million and a half of men I It Is as If the entire population of the State of South Carolina or of the States of Nebraska and Wyoming put together men, women and children were suddenly to be converted Into young men clad tn olive drab and or ganized Into companies and battalions. Wfctn Great Britain entered the war it waa with a much smaller army. Tha first expeditionary foroe numbered barely a hundred thousand. The Kaiser caneu it a "contemptible little army." let with out its work at Mona rarls might have fallen. One hundred thousand men, but the encouragement, they brought to the French was enough to avert defeat In the first year of the war. It Is tha hope, of the Allies that our new fore wilt be enough In the imm'h year of the war to insure victory.' If It la not enough Amer ica has the men and tha machinery to make a greater effort lied Croa Ma rare M to Lector. A lecture on the Russian revolution by Dr. Karl B. Downer will be given at the Plaza Hotel 'Wednesday evening, December 12, at 8:30, under the auspices and for the benefit of the Bethany Day Nursery. Dr. Downer ha been Redo Cross surgeon since the outbreak of tha war, serving In Serbia for over a year, and more recently in Hussla. The presi dent of the Bethany Day Nursery is Mrs. George A, ITelme and the treasurer Mrs. 'William P. Chapman, Jr. 'MASSES' SUSPENDS; PRESSURE TOO HARD Radical Organ Says There Is No Room In Land for Free Magazine. The United State Government lias put the Masati, organ of radical social Ism, of pacifism and of opposition to America's nartldpatlon in the war, out of business completely. Barred from the malls, tha Uuea essayed to con tinue Its life by news stand sales, but the pressure waa too great The an nouncement that publication has been suspended was made yesterday by the editors. "There is no room." they stated, "In the United States at this tins for a free magasta. Tha JTomm Im every effort consistent witn vne nwf leotnal and artlstlo liberty which Is ItsJ being to mcbts from tha United States) Government the privilege of distribu tion. If w were a hard working, self supporting paper w could perhaps find means to exist without consent of the Government but being what we are, a luxury ilka truth and beauty, a dilld of plav and onergatlo Idleness, It Is finan cially Impossible for us to survive this organized hostility. Tt those 10.000 friends who bought us and read its and believed In' u every month we say fare well until a happier time. We do this with a smile, because It is wen under stood that our going out Is only a (proof and authentication of certain prophetic things we have been saying." The Mattes was barred from the malls In Its August Issue, and after vigorous the Postmaster-Generar prohibition. On November 19 a Federal Grand Jury Indicted for conspiracy under the nanlonac-e act six of the nrajraxtne's editors or publishers. Max Eastman, editor-in-chief; Floyd Dell, managing editor: a Merrill Rogers, Jn. business I Henry J. GUltsjsxams. Arthur Toims;, an surtlst, and Jbtin. Reed, A Writer. Their trial are fiend. Ins;. BUTCHER HELD AS HOMICIDE, Atcasatlon RessJta From letter Man em War teaffolA. Just before Glovanno d'Avenso traa led to ths scaffold In the WethersfteM Conn., prison sVwnmber 1 for the murl der of Haffala cUmonellt in New Britain, Conn., September f, ho wrote a letter tho keepers of the jrleon say, in whin1! he said he waa hired to do the muMer by his uncle, Vlncenzo Kuorco, of 701 Kast 180th street, The Bronx, ownr of a chain of butcher shops In New York. On a charge of homicide bases, upon tha letter Ituooco was arraigned bfn court action the Federal court oonflrmd4Iagistrata Krotel In Morrlsanla court yesterday and held without ball for ex amination to-morrow. The letter saa that Huocco had in strucfed his nephew to o to Connect! , and kill filmonelll because SlmonelM h i,l killed Huocoo's brother In Naple twentr. one years ago. mi i . . f n in i n ii - -" siiisi Tgir J W II 1 1 sfjgJ A WEEK AnJa Small First Paymtrtt DELIVERS WORTH OF m I .SbbbbV mm JssBbbV pBBSSSBSSSSSSSSB BSBh . It any tddrttt I.irirr amounts la the sane proportion. 144-146 WEST 125" Bet. 7th and Lenox Aves 13 I rr Kiiuie t ssTflnissl 49-51 Market Street, Newark, N. J. Opposite Court House. Ititttonontniint your rrWl he sttn to ttli thim lit! ttt hate onhi 3 stores. WiGlve Trklfl mpv O'rcastt'cn , J&pV Lamp p .J QUO . 19'M Rer. Wee Caari of Credit Vahogsny tin lahl fancy silic on erhade. Sculng Machines Her. P'lee S3 J 24.95 35 to 36 St., Block 8th Avenue NEW lORK STORKS OFKN BVKN1NCS CNTII, 10 O'CXMCK TUX XMA8. V Worthy the Giver j A Christmas Piano should really be the most dependable it is possibleito buy. The giver needs to feel that the gift is ex actly what it is represented to be. If you buy-a STERLING PIANO You know that your purchase is -backed by our established reputation our dependable -service and our helpful business methods. The Sterling Building war never more interesting ihan it is-this Christmasiime. Sterling Pianos, $325 upwards Huntington Pianos, $300 upwards Mendelssohn Pianos, $225 upwards Playerpianos, $425 upwards Victrolas, $15 to $400 Victor Records, 75c upwards Music Rolls, 25c upwards Music Cabinets, $13.50 upwards Piano Benches, $8.00 upwards Piano Covers, $3.00 upwards v. w.ww 3&iTJ Cn,', or r"m """ "'fr Mkhosauy finish. f-hC-om Cenuinc Uith'r Rockr Our 350 s-vvhsp rot i- n W, Hat Only runrr cmbrrc II I nifu..jf ticj II II Cash or ' I J Uv. U-VrJ- credit S fUvW lL Others at Al " 1 i II t!lr7KVS ' Fim Jtm BW Your XmasGiftst i j AuJ-f IS Here on Credit iPaQ&Jte, It I m 1 PTr-SU'fl I it iuc2y nrlct pr!ce. Ijh .an Put a i.urle I HTTt t l ' Jbrn-fei Itec. I'rlce I lU.fl 1 I.I I srUeleor is niiny s yinwirit for juoetsmTly I i)f' 111 4fl iT'TI ,s ,W t 1 UJ pay lor It next e.r In snell .t'y.or I IBl, J I I lrr".L Q 7A Cash or I I I I 'u'oUil"rT.Te2tJ.CoirprlionTt'tlconr!ac8jeu I WtlZ' fl 45,51 f t.fT i,. I I III tLtt MhttL'pr TOIlljnTtfo-o.Tiirrt.rr...l!tlh. I WtME-r '9. r.l nr irS7! :l .."ru i ii u i n... i' 4t. '. ... r i n" in rzxni fi ... fiK somely finished. J I I V lJ,1;,1,t, ") I Mahogany nnisti. . . Gentttr: ii J nL ilf' ,1-L 7m m i-1 . Kit. Vr.fSJ XSJUi;1 saaaaDH vak sijp. ,IT J- T.IK Rr.rl nw Won .--r. MX fm a sv n t .svf a 1 1 r m iu rt i nz- . .,'. 1 1 mtM. iEsi.tb - - - - m i J Cn.li !I 1I I . t.-o I I I 'I'll n n I a rJl"Rl 1 Ml Ii I s s , b. V. . 'it catl.e. te.iy. ' tire TTJlftoOf Y T-n-;rr .... i..T:ASld y."rJ--" .",wo I ' 7 iiuiwucir r-f5 .. PWiil ...J i. " fiw !ii W ErS! -uT 29.94 sM 'ta-.,,, mh'& Ket. ITtre SISJ I r tr 0 Oil'? O..I. ur JAC0BEAS' OAK ADAM DIS'lSG ROOM SUIT (4 Finn) oki .-(jumtelT ir uetireil. i'jnts ult Is irusr- Huffet 11'. 1'rlCB 5S 3.9S nWd jrl' in Chlniv Closet, lie;. lrlc JJ5.... 41.A1 ererr detail. It is au Kitroslon Tuble. Iter, i'.'ko S5.3S exceptional bargAiu Servlne Table, iteg, .Trio 1.5. . . VtAU ' at this laie price..... 1 39.69 lull nr Credit. r to 5,000 On Small 'Weekly or Atontlily Payments. .Small Acrotinti Kpcclall' InvltJ. .0 y i 4 ? ..A CIRCASSIAN II ALKUrCOl.OS !AL BLUR00M SU! 1(4 Pieces) om r-eparaiei.r ic Dr.ired. Dresser, r.eir. r.-lc fie W.sn ChlfXonler, r.eg. Price 5;.75... e.1.87 lt4, Ur. J'rice j;:. 4'.'.s illet Tublt., Ure. Vrfce J1.1J5.. SS.9J Itee. rrlci. An not rttonallr handsome suit anil 3 wocilerful bartaln it this sale crice. 169.74 Cnkll or Crnlll. UI JUB a 0PEN ACCOUNT M tctth Toy J,yvA Three-Piece Parlor Suit Reg. Price M .Muhufsny flnlsh.J frame; loots cmhluni, votcitU lu ilour. Library Rocker Iteg. Trie SSO 39.94 CulG1ass. Chinmcare, Cutlery. Toilet Sets, Vases or any Uhint W sell ani XpayforUnexiyear tin small weekly or monthly payments. Gilt Clocks 14.50. 6.75 and up 22-67 rash or Credit Covred In beat quullty Inilu tloti leather. 3Ift Account with Diirchsse of Huti. Linoleums. Carpets. Cur tains, l'ottleres, Linens. ,c. una iay nr 11 m mall eehly or im.ntniy iiaynirnis. Caiu er Credit k V 1 Cash or tl i Credit 9 & MBiioeauy c llnlah. Three-Piece Genuine Leather Suit Reg. Price IM Mahogany rlnlHli fromes. Work Tabic 72.34 nr teiUllllr iJIL ''"A Victor Record if Cabinet 1 lltr. I'rlce $12 " li 9.75 CuU ur ( relit AMERICAN WALNUT PRINCESS DRESSER Iter. Pries $39 m &&iJ's 3-Piecc Cane Parlor Suit (2 Oishfons) s a o "7 l' Vnh ir Her. VrU 29-34 Rer. Prir (20 rhoratly f.nlsli rramcn. CTosely woven cons pice'., Heats and cu.hlont covered in Una Teiour u"u IBS 'W' Cali or Credit KjCrli Cioldeuttnlsh. so-SrS? hold. ill record. 26-34 Ciihh or fnilit lU'ceptlon uly well Open your Special Holiday Terms Liberty Bonds Accepted as Cash Open Evenings Until Christmas Bttokfyn'i Bat Krmcn Piano Houu On PrhtNo Ctmmlttlora The Sterling Piano Piano Tuning Js your Piano in tune for the holidays? H is Just the Itme you may need tl the most' don't netlect it. Co. Manufacturers, Sterling Building 518-520 Fulton St., Cor. Hanover Plac. Brooklyn, N. Y. Teletnen MOO Main Csnntcts AU BealmnliSSSSS to 16 Cut Clou PiUhtt 5.95 Cash er Credit iiunareae or other pieces ef Cat alas at sientr MVtnssprte. llja. .mall efcly or JUM I NrK. nil.lv t.avnirnta. KasasSsm I OSs. bperlal Bale t nigh (irtwl .V 1 OrvV Wjukm tail HI 1ST a fiSi Axmlnsttr, Brussels and Vel- .A v.t Hun at savlnss from lift to SSV. Kb. i Oriental Chenille fKBSf tmxfilkmtW V Couch Covers. faaaaaa dallb 'I2B HaniPatnUd ssHB VZ Sale of Itog eg. Prise J jSbu 250 S(om . t..ll . eSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsT S. Hand painted. 'k VhiiVS". aTSBBBBBBlSBBBBBBl I I SAltliXV ss. 1 spkcial xjlvs citr.uir ofker Toil mar open on aooouut with the pur chase ot Holiday titfta for your friends or your tsrailT srllhnut extra charge. Tell tit nhere and when you siant your pur chniea and tbey still be promptly de livered and yon ess pay for tbera next year on mall ireekly or monthly par-ments. m 'Ml OH It CUSTOMKKS ivhsthsr nr ac-ount Is open or IT you have closed It, will All your oriern for any Christmas Gilts you may wish to matm and add themto your auoouut. This offer appUea to ererytmnr in our stores KKOM FUftNITUJtB TO TOVS-wliether advertised or not. We ulll dellrer them to any address at any time you state. Victrolas and Grafonolas From 20 to $380 Victor-Viclrola No. X. $85 Pay for It $5 on Dtlit try anS the Balance tl a H'eek. Tea may bur lis worth of records isith this machine at the regular cash prices without In. creiiioa; in ess terms. no stamp with victor gooai. Columbia Grafonola $ C for M on Del'l'er'i D) and 50c a Week Ton may lnir IS north ot records n 1th thlt machine at tne Trcnlar oaili prices itliout increasing tnese terms. BQSSaV-JLUsaWLS OPEN A lillT A(H-'OUNT 1TH IlKCOltUS rT bare every Victor and Columbia llecord made. If you hae lainuir uiaciuiiD juu may upeu Hit accuiiut vrun 1110 pur vub.v u, i-uru. iihi iiaj iwr it in nuiau weeKiy ur uiuiuajy payuicnia. Keg. Price S.2J.SS High shelres, ex tra, UUaadll.M. ti other atylea st aouey a T 1 u g Cash or Credit, re.llt " S13 0 m off im f 1 V. fe? $0 95c ' 43a 1 HC .T5 ' and ap ,i8 1 L,VJ P 'r IMr lS&rl AMERICAN PORCELAIS rlli s5f 1 Dentate J With Pink Spray i J' v V"ZA I H-Pc. Dinner Pets.., t.HS rS SSa- J afjaV HI CU-l'c. Dinner Hets u.:, eWrWfi .IlSi 4fjM fW 6(i-ln. Dinner tett .... 14.S5 YvSvvJ fjW mlier Cj-'pcretaiip to I54.SI1, 1 fr''r', VM..!pey' lOo.pe. Drnncr feta 1S.9S Xflf0te JOO.pc Dinner Sets. . .J8.S.1 If Dl,ff,.In a uuiec iwpicce sets npiow fW Sleeting Q 5 r I Our Idberat Credit VL. Sleds ' ' irt outfit by AyM. J!!1 '' Toy AuhmcliU sa 7-VJ..l rr ' I ISSMSl i '..Ui and m, lo (&2trilill tip fUVU IJ,, Ret, I'rlre S'.' V.U5I'MI.S 19.85 I aaii ii r ('red I, Other tliby t'nni.fi t :0.17. k,-, i, up tn s aaTSSMSStsaM-il--i . t ntetVi'.e-lrV.tf , ,, , )-r j ', .- . w.,,-. . v ., " i... r.