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Chamber of Commerce Pre
sents 52 Arguments in
Favor of Change.
Cwuservation of 1,000,000 to
" 1,500,000 Tons of Coal
4 a Year Possible.
Opposition to Licensing Secur
ity Issues Delays Finance
Mcasuro's Progress.
Hardwlck of Georgia Fights It
Loans Made Applicable
to Persons.
fiptdat Df patch to The Six.
Washington, March 2. Tho Committee
pn Daylight Saving of the United States
Chamber of Commerce made Itn big drive
on Congress to-day with the .presentation
of a bulk document oontalnlujc fUly
two clauses, ami each clause represent
ing a formldahlo array of facts and
flajuces, tflllnj; why daylight savlnf
enlist become the national rule.
Many arguments In favor of the plan
are 'set forth, from the problems affect
ing the coal supply to the desirability of
cultivating homo Burdens. "Th work
ing girl can go ,home by daylluht," the
Congressmen are Informed. "Barents
will have a new hour to spend with
tliflr children. Bills for gus and elcc
'ttWty will be cut down -and outdoor
recreation will be stimulated."
,A- Lincoln Fllene of Boston, who Is
chairman of the' committee that drow
up the presentment, -cites some highly
Interesting figures on what can be done
to save coil by cutting nn hour off the
fag end of a day and inserting It one
hour nearer dawn.
Vina; of 1,000,000 Tens of Col.
JBy a saving of 190 hours out of s
yearly average of 1,320 a year requiring
artificial illumination, as provided by the
Caloer bill, there could be saved 660,000
tons of coal used In electricity for light
ing and 141,000 used -In gas for lighting.
Jf, the various other schemes advanced
by the committee are adopted in imita
tion of the Kuropaan system, a saving
may bo effected In both gas and electric
lighting of 1,019,000 tons of coal. This
Is between April 1 and November '1. If
an all the year round rule wero adopted
the saving would come to 1,061,000 tons.
TVhn the amount of coal used In ortier
wgys for Industrial purposes Is counted
In It is estimated that nearly i.SOO.OUU
tons could bo saved.
The committee leads the Congressmen
to note especially that daylight saving
has a direct bcarlni; on the training ot
, military forces, the speeding up of plants
making war materials and on speeding
up ship yards.
"It will relieve the strain of labor.con
dltlons at the time of greatest fatigue."
the report suggests. "Working condi
tions will bo Improved, particularly In
industries where accurate ejtelght is es
sential, and materially cut down the
number ot Industrial accidents. Statls
, ties show that these accidents have most
frequently occurred in the late after
noon when human efficiency Is at low
ebb. The lessened risk ot accidents in
transportation and local traffic handling,
yy moving the afternoon rush forward
Into daylight, Is In Itself more than suf
ficient Justification for the passage of
the measure."
Relieving ihr "fruit" Load.
One of tho most practical arguments
cited Is that electrio power companies
will bo able to Increase thclr'efficloncy
and be able to operate at lower cost by
the removal of the top of the "peak"
load. The average load used by a Chi
cago company la only CO per cent, of the
"peak." It Is stated, and the cost of
maintaining the surplus power necessary
hours represents one-fourth of the cost
of the entire plant. Daylight would re
place the "peak" load, the report sae.
The committee clalm.i the support of
President Wilson, Mr. Hoover, Mr. Gar
field, Fuel Administrator; Chairman
Hurley of the Shipping Hoard, and of
much public sentiment. Great Britain.
France, Italy and Germany aro daylight
savers, the report states, and In England
alone the saving In artlHclal light was
estimated at $2,500,000 for the summer
months alone.
Washington, March 2. Unexpected
opposition to the Administration meas
ure to establish a war finance corpora
tion arose to-day In the Senate, thwart
ing loaders' plans for Its passage to
night and forcing the bill over until
nnxt week.
Final enactment of the me.uure. p"3
slbty with material modlllcatlon was
not believed by leaders to bo endan
gered. Tho opposition developed rapidly
and centred chiefly on the prop'sal for
licensing by a "capital lwUes commit
tee" security Issues of 1100,000 und
May Make Ionn to Tersons.
Virtually no progress was made on
the bill to-day. Only one minor amend
ment was disposed of nnd that ex
tending the provision for direct loans
to persons as well as corporation wss
.accepted by Henator blmmona ot North
Carolina, in charge of the bill, when
members of the Banking Commtttesj and
others Insisted that farmers and small
business men aaNtell as capltallsta-and
large corporations should be allowed
to receive direct advances from the
.Senator Hardwlck (Georgia), Demo
crat, to-day cams out In open and
vigorous opposition to the legislation.
He declared It was unnecessary and
would confer enormous powers over
American Industry to a few men In
churfsu of tho proposed corporation.
Disapproval of the securities licensing
plan was expressed by some Senators,
who believe the present voluntary com
inlitec .cooperating with the Treasury
i luiiumfnam wnttm anawap H sk m 1 rnruk
while Senator Bmlth (Michigan) Kepub-
i iicnn, oppopf a eomemng upon ins nec
rctary of the Treasury the enormous
powers which he said the bill authorised.
' He suggested that the Federal lleserve
not be amended so as to placs these
powers In the hands of the twelve re
eere banks.
Wnats Bonds Rnaranecd.
Senator Simmons (N. C.) stanchly de
fended the .(naiuro and declared that
the Federal Kcserve system cannot core
with -financing needs of American indus
try in view of ths virtual comrr.andMr-"
Ing of the money market by the Gov
Senator Owen (Oklahoma), Democrat,
chairman of the Banking Committee,
proposed that the government guaran
tee the $1,000,000,000 in bonds which
j the corporation might is.ue. Senator
I Rmmons thought a guarantee nnncce-
Senator Owen replied that thp bonds
niijcht become, the basio for Issuance by
banks of additional currency ami such
."ectiritles. hfl insisted, should bo legally
guaranteed by the Government. Other
wise, he said, their market alue might
I be lowered.
This legislation will have serious ef.
feet on the Federal Jtracrvn system."
said Senator Owen, "and should be
thoroughly analyzed and carefully con.
i tfidered before It goes through."
People Flock to Wnshlnartoa.
Sptcial Dtipatch to Tbs Srs.
Washington, March 2. War's effect
on passenger travel to and from the
national capital was shown to-day by
a report to Director-General McAdoo
that In "February ticket sales at the
Washington terminal we,re $771,000, or
12S per cent, more than the earn month
last year.
Greenwich Youth iircrnlly Com
mtsxloned In Itrittnh Corps,
Sptciol ltpatch to Tbs 8c.
, Greenwich, Conn., March 2. A cable
FTHm revived by Judge Frederick Hub
bard to-day from tho War Office, Lon
don, Knglaml, stated that Ills seventeen-year-old
son. Second I-leut. (leorgo F.
Hubbard of thn Koyal Flying Corps, was
dangerously 111 at a military hospital In
1 Shropshire as the result of an air
plane accident. Judge Hubbard cabled
for further details.
Second Lieut. Hubbard endeavored to
enlist in the American Flying Corps
early last summer, but was rejected on
physical grounds. He then enlisted In
the British corps and reached Scotland
January 2.
Six months prior to his enlistment
he held n position with the New York
Fuel Ungineerlng Company, of which Ills
brother, Carlton W, Huobsrd. li vice-president.
Early Spring Furs
The fashionable
and Stoles
in all suitable
Furs and
at popular prices.
Thirty-fourth Street
Altman $c (En
Telephone 7000 Murray Hill
Thirty-fifth Street
is infinitely more momentous in timet of war than In times of peace. Selections must be made with
more forethought, with more discrimination, with more regard for suitability and wearing quality.
Moreover, in war times women are very busy folk, with less leisure than usual to bestow upon
matters of dress.
With all these important details In mind, B. Altman & Co. have given even more than ordinary care
to the assembling of the new things for Spring. Clothes are, if anything, rather smarter this season
than last ; and the smartest of them all are ready for selection here.
Women, misses, children and the tiniest folk have all been cared for; and there
are, besides, just the clothes that boys and young men will want to wear, as well
as the latest styles In furnishings for men.
A Monday and Tuesday Sale off
Boys' Spring Clothing
to be held in the Department on the Sixth
Floor, will afford an unusual opportunity
tor economic buying, the values offered being
exceptionally good.
Boys'- Suits
Of smart Scotch tweeds imported by
B. Altman & Co. under rarely advantageous
conditions of purchase. With two pairs
of knickerbockers; 6lzes 7 to 17 years,
at $16.50
Of brown or gray wool mixtures; with two
pairs of knickerbockers; sizes 7 to 18 years
at $13.50
Little Boys' Reefers & Overcoats
of fine-quality materials in bright patterns;
sizes 2A to 8 years . . . $6.50
Boys' Furnishings
Blouses, in colored-stripe materials; with
neckband or attached collar; sizes 7 to 14
yea" 95c
Shirts, of khaki-color or white mercerized
oxford; with attached collar (sizes 124 to
Coat Sweaters (roll-collar model) $4.95
Pajamas, in colored-stripe or all-white
materials . per suit S5c
A Great Assemblage of
Sim mm liner Floor Coverings
which comprises every wanted make and
style off rug for Summer use in, town or
country, occupies a large section of the Rug
Department, on the Fifth Floor.
Attention is especially directed to
an interesting assortment off
imported by B. Altman & Co. from
Distinctive New Blouses
for wearing with the smart Spring suit or
separate skirt, are displayed on the Second
Floor in an endless variety of effective
styles and fabrics.
Here are elaborate blouses of delicate mate
rials, hand-embroidered and lace-trimmed;
tailored blouses in many variations; lingerie
blouses; and, among the latest novelties,
slipover blouses of Georgette and sleeveless
The prices range from S2.50 to 68.00
Misses' Spring Clothes
are ready in generous numbers in the Depart
ment on the Second Floor, where they are
shown at prices of sufficiently wade range to
meet everyone's requirements.
For example :
Tailored Suits . . $28.50 to ! 1 8.00
Wool Jersey Dresses . 27.50 to 85.00
Worsted Dresses . 2 1.50 to 85.00
Afternoon Dresses (including silk)
at . .l . . . $20.00 to 130.00
Practical and Sports Coats, 1 5.50 to 1 65.00
The New Woolens
for Spring, 1918, form an interesting part
of the display on the First Fioor.
All of the smart fabrics that Fashion has
sanctioned for the tailored suit, dress or
coat, as well as for sports and country wear
are to be found in this imposing array of
new textiles.
Among them are tricotine, Poiret twill,
buckskin cloth, couvert de lainc, silk-back
duvetyn, embroidered and printed voiles,
and the perennially popular serges, wool
jerseys and Scotch tweeds. The new color
effects are prominently featured, and there
are many smart combinations of black-and-white.
Mourning materials are shown in all the
fashionable weaves.
Women's Spring Suits
of the fashionable silk fabrics
introducing many new features
will be prominently displayed to-morrow
(Monday) in
The Department for Ready-towear Suits
(Third Floor)
An importation of
Paris Model Corsets
is now being shown in the Department
on the Second Floor.
Every woman will be interested in the
graceful lines revealed in these corsets,
accurately presenting Fashion's Fatest dic
tates as to the correct silhouette.
The prices range from $ 1 6. 50 to 30.00
Paris-made Sports Belts
of pink tricot (very soft and sou pie), $9.50
The Camera Department
has in stock a very comprehensive assort
ment off kodaks, pocket cameras, and
photographic supplies. Of keen person?!
interest at the present time are
KhakS-bouirad Photo AH bums
specially priced at 95c. & $165
These albums are in two sizes, designed for
the safe-keeping of snapshots off soldiers,
sailors, and the various phases off life in the
Field glasses, binoculars, compasses, barom
eters, thermometers, reading glasses, etc.,
from the leading makers, are also in stock.
new section, just opened on the Second Floor, is reserved exclusively
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