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Prohibition fight
begins in house
airman Webb Introduces
Amendment Permitting
li - ' .
'LEVER urruouo it
, Bill Would Give President Power
I to Regulate Use of Food
? . -.iflP in T)fqtil1pjins
ir the House had rejected dan amend-
? m eliminate the minimum price-fixing
re?iU of the Lever food control bill late
tt .fternoon It entered upon the biggest
?Jht on the measure-prohibition.
Thi Preside"1 Is given power In the bill
weulate or forbldd dtho use of foodstuffs
u the. production of alcohol or of alcoholic
rnn.alcohollc beverages.
"Vhtlrman Webb, of the House Judiciary
mmlttee, as soon as the section was
ched Introduced an amendment that
muM permit seizure and redistillation by
"e Government of all Intoxicating liquor
km"rmann Lever, of tho Agricultural Com
mlttee. made a point of order against the
"ul was unsuccessful In an attempt to
limit debate on the section.
One of the striking speeches of the day
Tli delivered by Representative Purnell,
RemibUcan, Indiana.
"I will vote for this bill In the hope that
ha working man with a family to feed will
tad relief," he said. "I Shalt vote for it so
Hut he may take homo a real sack of flour
lnttead of the candy bagful his present
mj afford at existing prices. I shall
rete for It In the hope that the worker can
trevlde fuel for his family without commit
L. larceny or burning his furniture.
"My only regret Is that I do not have a
tojdred votes to hurl at the speculator who
Ukes from the poor their very life's blood,
iwuit to make It Impossible for him to pile
,p the visible supply of food product until
It rots, while children at tho samo time are
crying for bread."
ffjll Back "Any Food Plan He May
WASHINGTON, June 23. Arthur
Metker, of the Armour Packing Company,
today assured Herbert Hoover, food ad
ministrator of the united support of the
mtit packers of tho nations In his food
conservation program.
Meeker told Hoover that the packers
were willing to back any plan Hoover might
The grain Industry haa already fallen
Into line behind Hoover.
Lord Rhondda, England's
Dictator, Wants Power in
One Man's Hands
LONDON, June 23.
Lord Rhondda, England new food con
troller, believes there Is only one way to
reduce prices and control food and that Is
lr a state monopoly lodged In one man's
"I expect reduced prices," he said today,
"ind with the assistance of the United
SUtes Intend to take strong a'ction against
extortionate profits. The only way to con
trol prices Is by a state monopoly In ono
man's hands, and I hope to be put In that
position at least as to some articles.
"I am glad to see that American house
wives are standing Arm in tho interest
tf economy. Women have a tremendous
Influence in this matter. This Is really
their question,"
Russia Scorns Teuton
Peace, Envoy Asserts
CintlnMd from rase One
to rebuild war-stricken nations and gjn
eral disarmament after the war.
The American war alms, as expressed by
Davldovitch, Goldfaro and Relnsteln, the
three American delegates, lay great stress
on the "no annexations, no indemnities"
Principle, Further the peace principles
Return of all occupied territory, lnclud
lf return of German colonies.
Exclusion of Poland from this return
icheme and restoration of Poland on the
basis to be determined by a referendum
-of her people.
Referendum tn determine die future of
1 Alsace and Lorraine and related ques-
, "ens.
' Recognition of the rights of all na
, tlonalltlee to self-expression.
Restoration of Belgium, Serbia, Poland,
, Jwthern France and other devastated
- olatrlcta but no specifications as to who
, Shall do th wnrb ef rqtnrntlnn. Thu
j Americans hold Insistence that Germany
v 'o this work might serve to prolong tho
' war.
A general agreement for disarmament.
Abolition of secret diplomacy.
Peace to be negotiated by specially
tlected delegates of the people not by
. representatives of the Governments con-
I ttrned
( formation of an International league to
, preserve peace, with the right of 'the
, '"We to exclude any nation that refuses
jo submit to the principles It lays down.
w this point the statement says:
. "he importance of such a league Is only
II f Proportion to the growth of the lnterna
nal labor movement" In other words It
JJPWars the delegates hint at a general
. "rue to prevent future wars.
, ,.,a conclusion, the American delegates
I J",ocate the formation of a special perma
I 7 K. Soclast committee to work for peace
J the basis of the coming general confer
ence. l5?or Davldovitch, representing the
ien Socialists, filed a separate memo-
' fAQUm ftrlxfAAAtl...- U. .knll,lnn nt all A.
!rlCUons against Jews in all countries,
ill? tlon ot the rights of Jews to national
"'expression wherever they might live
lar crrn,,n. J .1 -lV. Tc.rlel,-
m Jratlon and colonization.
HuT?rt Thomas. French Minister of
'i ftf wll0na anJ one of the foremost leaders
Oin V. Mw-.iiBIU, WHO. IB IIUW jicio iti
jjnanged notes on terms of peace With
th. '"""id David, one of the leaders of
u ma.Jorlty faction of the German Social-
" an 0( tno d.iKate. 0f which have ar-
'toctth reccntIv- TnIs ,s the flrst tlmB
loan "" 01 me war inai rrcnuu
ttiinu ?lan solallsts have exchanged com.
W. ' and the tact ls regarded as
'utpn i i nlncance- ln vlew ot ne lwPor-
,weh Government.
tt nSS."Bt,on ot tho minority faction of
iWn ian 8?clal Democracy has arrived
...;. ' composed of IIuco Ilaase. Karl
-."."? ArthUr Stadthag-en and Edouard
J"aertood thRt tng nussln delega-J
Wt Istrorft4,.MMl,l pti lta Wi
- ty.
Seek to Obtain Exemption From
Military Service for "Con
scientious Objectors"
Two pacifist organizations have launched
a huge campaign that. If carried out, of.
flcials said today, would greatly undermine
the selective draft law. These organiza
tions, It was stated, are attempting to open
a channel for escape from military service.
More than 10.000 have enrolled ln tho
propaganda. Agents ot tho Department of
Justice are fixing their attention upon the
activities of representatives of the organ
izations, So far efforts ct the pacifists are con
fined to attempts to have Inserted ln tho
exemption regulations, which will bo pub
lished probably Monday, a clause that
would specifically permit persons professing
conscientious objections" to war to escape
selectlvo draft and enrollment ot members
with the Implied promise that their member
ship constitutes them "objectors."
The most active organization Is the Amer
ican Union Against Militarism. One ot the
official') of this organization said that not
less than 10,000 persons had enrolled since
June 6, registration day.
The other organization has headquarters
at Northfleld, Minn.
In their activities the pacifists appealed
to President Wilson and Secretary Baker to
provide for exemption of "conscientious ob
jectors" and members of pacifist unions.
This would furnish their big membership
with exemption.
Thwarted in this, they are suggesting
that objectors be allowed to enlist ln In
dustries to avoid bearing arms.
After an appeal to the War Department.
Roger N. Baldwin, field secretary of the
American Union Against Militarism, re
ceived a letter from Secretary Baker, point
ing out that the draft law falts to provide
for "conscientious objectors," and stating
that the department cannot "go behind the
law" In administering it.
With two of their avenues shut off, tho
organizations are seeking to obtain a liberal
Interpretation of a clause In the law that
permits the exemption of members of
recognized religious sects or organizations.
Another U-Boat
Sunk by U. S. Ship
OontlnHfi! from rose One
He shouted to the bridge: "Here Bhe comes;
torpedo port side I"
"Tho chief officer, who was on tho bridge,
shouted to tho quartermaster. 'Hard star
board !' We swung off. Tho torpedo had
a red head, about sixteen Inches ln dia
meter. It was about ten feet long. The
torpedo struck us on the port side a glanc
ing blow nmldshlp.'', near the engine room.
Our ship was empty and we all thought
sho had exploded from tho terrific noise
the torpedo made when hit.
"Simultaneously the ship's whistle blew
short and successive blasts, which was
signal to abandon ship and man tho life
boats. "The captain, who had remained on the
ship, found the torpedo had failed to ex
plode. All hands were thentordered back.
We lay perfectly still for at least an hour.
"When the commander of the submarine
saw our crew comlns back from lifeboats
and climbing on deck he gave up his chase
for the two British uhlps and Btarted for
us again. The submarine was about 2000
yards oft our starboard beam.
"Then came the command to man the
guns. The gun crews ran foro and aft to
their positions. The chief gunner gave
them tho ranges from the bridge.
"When about COO yards oft our star
board quarter a shell from our forward gun
hit tho submarine nnd she submerged.
Again she appeared and our after gun hit
her and blew away her periscope. Another
shot from our forward gun fell right on top
of her.
"There was a shower of black speck3
which rose high in the air, followed by a
creat commotion, bubbles of water and a
light blue smoke arlMng from the stern of
the U-boat where a second beforo had been
tho eyes of our enemy.
"Our crew, which was lined up against
the .starboard rail watching tho battle, gave
a hearty cheer when the submarine disap
peared. Nineteen shots were fired."
Tho apparent sinking of a derman sub
marine by the gun crew of an armed Amer
ican liner, reported ln dispatches yester
day, was officially reported to the Navy
Department this afternoon. The report was
made by O. J. Gulllckson, chief boatswain's
mate In charge of thonaval guard. The
U-boat was put out of action only after one
of her torpedoes had struck the steamer,
falling, however, to explode.
"At about 6:30 o'clock p. m" reported
Gullckson, "the man on the forward gun
platform shouted 'torpedo !' The helm ot
the ship was Immediately put hard to star
board and the ship headed toward the tor
pedo. The torpedo- hit the ship Just abaft
the beam ; glanced and went around the
stern and sank. The holds, engine room
and bilges were Inspected and the ship
found not leaking. The torpedo apparently
did not explode.
"Immediately after a periscope was
sighted oft the starboard beam, and fire
was Immediately commenced with the for.
ward gun at about 2000 yards. The ship
was headed toward tho periscope and all
shots were falling very close to the perl
scope. Suddenly a shot from tho forward
gun hit Just In front of the periscope, mak
ing the submarine submerge, and a light
blue smoke came up from the stern of the
submarine. The periscope appeared again
at a range of 600 yards, when a shot from
the after gun hit It square on the water
line, making small bits ot steel fly and
causing great commotion of bubbles In the
water. Apparently the submarine was
either sunk or badly damaged. Nothing fur
ther was seen of It."
The names of the gun crew follow t
Olaf John Gulllckson, boatswain's mate In
charge. Madison Wis. ; Patrick Savage,
Paterson, N. J. ; Howard Chester Gearne
low, Cleveland, O. ; Freddy Wilson, High
wood, III. i George Anton Glutting, Newark,
N. J. ; Scebert Orr Beam, Bridgeport, 111. ;
Victor Medina Burrls, Fayettevllle, Ark, ;
Enwln John Hausman, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Wlllard Itlchman Blackmer, Grand Rapids,
Mich. ; Robert Edward Hopkins, Shelton,
Conn. ; Sylvester Joseph Nlehaus, Webster
Grove, Mo. ; Charles William Fales, James
town, R. I., and William Arthur Metzger,
Lake Forest, 111.
Nine-Year-Old Submits to Delicate Op
eration, Which Proves
MAHANOY CITY. Pa June 23. Injured
by falling from a ladder three years ago and
taking the choice of an operation which
w.ould mean either death or a possibility of
living without being a permanent cripple,
nine-year-old Elizabeth Hartry, of Potts
vllle, submitted to a delicate operation on
her spine at the State Hospital at Fountain
Springs today.
Dr. J- C BIddle bared the spine for five
Inches and grafted, a flve-lnch piece of shin
bone, which h sawed, away with an elec
rlral saw. SurseoM witnessed th ocera-
Top Speed Needed to Pre
vent Success of German
U-Boat War
Kvery nvnllable ocean-going carrying ves
sel, wood, steel or any other construction,
must be built nt top speed at onco unless
the German submarine menacfo Is to imperil
me success of tho present war.
Convincing cvldenco showing this fact
now M In possession of President Wilson,
It was learned this afternoon. He will
settle the controversy between Chairman
William Denman, of the United States
Shipping Commission, and Gcnerat George
W. Goethals, general manager of tho
emergency fleet corporation, within the next
few days. And In settling It, officials who
arc close to the President openly declare, he
will take the position that tho entire
resources of tho nation must be devoted to
turning out vessels of every kind and that
unless the pnrtles to tho controversy are
willing to quit fighting and work in har
mony they will have to glvo place to men
who will.
The Information placed before the Presi
dent, upon which ho wilt base his decision,
is of tho most sensational kind. It shows
tho following facts:
If German submarines can maintain
their present rate of destruction, accept
ing the average for the last three months
as nn average that will hold good for
twelve months, they will destroy a total
of 12,000,000 tons of shipping In a year.
Steel production of the United States
and Great Britain pushed to tho limit will
provide only for sufficient material to re
place 4,000,000 tons of that total.
Wood production of the United States
for shipbuilding will provide for not to
exceed 2 000,000 tons of shipping addi
tional. Combined steel and wool construction
can meet only one-half of tho total de-
structlon of the German submarines dur
ing the first year of tho participation of
tho United States in tho war. Later on
this production will b ;-nterlally In
creased as new plants av". built.
With these facts before him, the Presi
dent ls expected to order construction of
every available typo of vessel e.' once.
The official denial by the White House
today that the President had settled the
controversy ln favor of General Goethals
was considered highly significant. It made
It very plain that there was to be no snap
Judgment, and that the issues at stako wero
to bo thoroughly Investigated.
The President ls known to think very
highly of the ability of both General
Goethals nnd Mr. Denman. Ho commis
sioned the latter to deal with Foreign
Minister Arthur J. Balfour when tho latter
was here, In an effort to get tho British
Government to relinquish contracts for a
million tons of shipping which was being
leisurely constructed ln American ship
yards. Previous efforts to get these con
tracts released through diplomatic methods
had failed. Denman departed from dip
lomatic methods nnd warned Mr. Balfour
that these contracts were clogging American
shipyards nnd that they would bo of im
mense benefit to Germany, Inasmuch as
these contracts called for singlo shift work
and prevented utilizing labor the entlro
twenty-four hours. So convincing was tho
Denman argument that Mr. Balfour sur
rendered al of theso contracts to tho ship
ping commission.
General Goethals, like Mr. Denman, also
has accomplished great things for tho
President, and the latter is exceedingly
loath, It is understood, to lose tho services
of either man. He ls expected to try to
reconcile the general to accepting wooden
ships aa auxiliary for steel, and If he usc
ceeds tho controversy wilt end at once.
General Goethals, however, has taken the
position that the wooden Milps nt best
are a makeshift nnd has declined to have
his district tepresentatlves award any con
tacts lor tliel1- construction except to firms
and yards which have built ways at their
own expense. This has aroused bitterness
tn certain quarters and resulted In com
plaints being mado direct to tho White
Transit Bill at Mercy
of Enemies in House
Contlnned from I'mre Onn
Salus bill and the two Hecht measures. Tho
Mayor added that he had discussed tho
situation with a number of men today over
the telephone from his home In Ambler,
but what specifically was talked of and
with whom ho talked he declined to state.
Mr. Baldwin was accompanied on his
visit to Philadelphia by Representative
Edgar Smith, of Bedford, of cabaret bill
.fame, who Is a member of the subcommittee
to which the bill wa3 given by Chairman
Stern, It was as a 'member of that sub
committee that Aron got possession of tho
measure and was able to bring It to thl3
city. Representative Smith laughed, when
talking of the event, saying he did not
even know he was a member of the sub
committee until ho read about it ln the
One of the rumors afloat In political cir
cles throughout the day was that tho real
reason for Mr. Lane's retirement from tho
chairmanship of the Republican City Com
mittee was that he could not go along with
the Vares In their support of Mayor Smith's
transit program. Tho Vares declared there
was absolutely nothing In the report
Harrisburg Gives $96,543 to Red Cross
HARRISBURG, June 23. Harrisburg
during the first two days of the three days'
campaign to raise Red Cross funds has
contributed $06,643.25. Steelton, which is
raising 20,000, has collected moro than
To go to France with
Ninth Regiment, Engi
neer Reserves, United
States Army. Will
work on repairs to loco
motives of the French
Volunteers Exempt
from Draft
Apply to Recruiting Station
Htle Bldr.. Jnnlper Santom 8U., FhlU., F.
Only Ono Woman Managed to Guess
Policeman's Identity
Do clothes make the man? One would
believe eo ln looking over the hundreds of
answers that were received to the Kvenino
Ledger picture puzzle that appeared In the
plctorlat section of June 18. Tho picture
was unique: It was a likeness of Henry
Haerlng, a former popular Kensington po
liceman, but Instead or tho familiar uni
form, the clothes were typical of a Mexican
outlaw, with broad sombrero nnd a knife
stuck In tho belt.
Tho replies received were In no manner
flattering to a number of prominent men,
as many believed that Thcodoro Roosevelt
or William II. Taft was tho apparent bandit.
And of course there wero numerous guesses
that Francisco Villa had nt last appeared
ln our midst.
It remained for one woman Kllen Hus-
iun, ioi. J-.USI j.cnign avenue lo see I
through the disguise, and to her tho Eve- I
nino LEDor.n prlzo of $2 is awarded. Out
of tho hundreds of answers received that
was the only ono that was correct.
Kensington business men, sandwich men
that promenade Chestnut street nnd other
central sections of the city wero said in tho
answers received to bo tho man in tho pic
ture. The picture was taken about a year
and a halt ago on an nytlng near Hancocas
Creek, whero for a Joke Haerlng had tho
photo snapped by friends.
Haerlng was n familiar figure in Ken
sington ns a policeman until two years ago,
when ho retired and accepted a pension.
He was a great favorite with the children,
and was commended several times by his
superiors for gallant actions nnd bravery.
. ;
Lancaster Man Reaches Homo in Sea
son to Stop Obsequies
LANCASTER. I'.i . June 23. When
Harry C. Palmer arrived din Lancaster to
day ho found that nil nranngements had
been mndo for his funeral and that friends
nnd relatives from distant points had gath
ered for the obsequies. Tho mistake was
then learned.
He had roomed with n man named O'Don
nell In Paterson, N. J., some time ngo, and
when his roommate was found dead thoy
thought It was Palmer. The body was sent
to relatives here. The body of O'Donncll
will bo returned to Paterson.
Tied Up Railway DisclinrRcs Men
MAHANOY CITY, Pa., June 23. Tho
controversy between day nnd night shift
forces of tho Schuylkill Railway Company
for tho last week rame to an abrupt end
today when the company, whose lines hao
been tied up on some divisions, dlschargril
nil the night shifters and placed new rm-n
in their places. Tho various unions are
supporting tho discharged men.
One of New Men to Join La-
fnyettc Escadrille a Penn-
PATtIS, June 24.
Four additional American aviators have
Joined tho Lafayette escadrille, according
to word received from the front today.
They are:
Adjutant Dledler Mason, formerly avia
tion Instructor at Camp Avord, and well
known through his flying exploits with Car
rania's army In Mexico.
Corporal Douglas McMonagle, twenty-five
years old, of San Francisco, whose mother
resides at 2000 Broadway. New York.
Corporal David M. Petersen, twenty-three
years old, of Honesdale, Pa.
Corporal James Norman Hall, thirty
years old. of Colfax, la., author of "Kitch
ener's Mob."
Adjutant Mason was ono of the first
American nvlators to como to Franco after
tho outbreak of the war. Because of his
long experience ln flying he was made an
aviation Instructor.
Corporal Hall la tho 'Thll Hall" who Is
best known In his home country for his
book on war experiences. Ho was dis
charged from tho British army for wounds
but immediately came to France and began
Instruction in the aviation corps.
Lincoln Chatcoff, ono ot the Lafayette
Escadrille members, who was Injured last
week In an accident In which Ben Wood
ward, an American ambulance commander,
was killed, was reported still in a critical
condition at a base hospital. At tho tlmo
of the accident It was not believed he could
possibly survive.
Corporal Harold Willis, of Boston, onn
of the Lafayette flyers, returned to the aero
drome one day recently with his hands and
feet slightly frozen as the result of a recon
naissances over tho Herman aviation fields,
in which ho ascended to a height of 22,000
ROME. June 23. Monsognor Gerlach.
former attache to the Vatican, was today
found guilty of being head of pro-German
propaganda In Itnly and was sentenced to
life Imprisonment Pomorlce, nn accom
plice, was sentenced to be shot Both con
victed men are fugitives from Italy.
Tho conviction of Monslgnor Gerlach Is
tho climax of the Italian Secret Service's
successful and sensational attempt to run
down pro-Gorman propaganda In tho Vati
can revcrnl months ago.
imminent whose contents Involved about
son ioldcnts ,f Italy were discovered
loi-kcil in a safe In a building adjoining tho
liirni.m embassy at the aVtlcan.
Four More Suffrage
Pickets Arrested
Contlnurd from Pore One
however, on their own recognizance, with
the understanding that they will appear
later for trial.
Miss Grelner Is the daughter of John E.
Orelner. nn official of the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad and a member of the Russian
Railway Commission. She has been prom
inent In settlement work In Baltimore.
The arrest of tho other two militant suf
fragists took place on the steps at the
House end of the national Capitol, Just as
Ambassador Bahkmeteff and tho members
of his mission were entering the building.
Tho militant pair were arrested by Capitol
The pollco had a "tip" that tho women
wero on their way fo the Capitol and had
set a sharp watch to nip their demonstra
tion In the bud. It was assumed that the
women would take their customary places
at the entrance. The women slipped by
plain clothes men, however. They had their
banner In a package. On the steps of tho
House wing they unfurled tho standard
Just as tho Russian commissioners came
through the porte cochcrc.
Several minutes passed beforo the police
men spotted the banner they were watch
ing so sharply ln tho other direction. When
they attempted to take possession of it Miss
Vernon and Miss Arnold resisted. Their
resistance was brief, however, and the
women were taken to tho police headquar
ters In the Capitol basement.
Miss Vernon Is a veteran member of tho
woman's party. She has achioved notoriety
on previous occasions by baiting President
Wilson In public. Usually sho ls the party's
spokesman when conferences with the
President are arranged at tho Whlto House.
Tho two women were turned over to the
police authorities by the Capitol force, to
be prosecuted for violating Capitol regula
tions. Six suffragists now'havo been arrested
two for flaunting the Russian mission ban
ner nnd four for displaying quotations from
war speeches by President Wilson.
The National Woman's party nlso ad
dressed to tho women members of the Rus
sian mission nt tho Plaza Hotel, New York,
a letter Inviting a personal Interview on
suffrago subjects.
Guardsmen Volunteer as Stevedores
NORFOLK, Va.. June 23. Rather than
let thousands of dollars' worth of produce
go to waste hero on tho wharves during a
shortage of labor, every member of Com
pany P, Fourth Virginia Infantry, volun
teered today to load Old Dominion Lino
steamships with perlshablo freight.
Divorced Lawyer to Marry
William Clayton Jones, an attorney, of
426 Market street, Camden, has taken a
l!-enso to marry Sara Mason Taggarr. 4511
Atlantic avenue, Chelsea, N. J., at Norrls
town today. Mr. Jones and his first wife
wero divorced July 17, 1916.
'ONDAY begins the last week of the
Strawbridge & Clothier Anniversary
Sale the most notable merchandise
event of the year in Philadelphia. Tens of '
thousands of customers have participated in
the real PROFIT-SHARING distribution of
good merchandise. The values for the last
week of the Sale will be as attractive and as
varied as at the beginning. Hundreds of
Anniversary Specials EVERY DEPART
MENT is required to provide a liberal quota,o'f
under-priced lots.
Our announcement in the Monday morn
ing newspapers will dwell especially upon
HOME FURNISHINGS of all kinds Furni
ture, Rugs, Carpets, Mattings, Linoleums,
TTrV.nlefTv finrirlc T.inpns Mp.t.nl "RprlstPflds.
'!' Bedfurnishings, Pictures, Lamps, Silverware,
China, Glassware, Housefurnishings.
And please remember that all other
departments will continue to present EX
Fabrics, Apparel and all Dress Accessories.
A wonderful week is anticipated.
Patriotic Records Still thfrOr&it
of the Day in Phono
graph Land
By the Phonograph Editor
Reference to the great Influx of patriate,
lonograph records made In this colunm'
phonograph records made In this aluii
some weeks ago did not tako Into accout-v
some weeks ago did not tako Into account
one ot the genuine and Inspiring novelttM'Vi
of the season for tho valid reason that thta .
novelty had not then been announced. t
Now comes tho Columbia Company with
a military stunt that for timeliness iwouM
bo hard to surpass. This la nothing more
pretentious than a double-faced record ot
United States navy and army calls, soun44 '
by Vincent Buono, bugler, with Harry X. '
Humphrey as announcer. One side ot th
disc is devoted to the'army, the other s44e, "
to tho navy. . -j'Ji ' t
The language of this Instrument hVA ''
gained a fresh significance and exerted V',.
new thrill slnco the war between th4
country and Germany. What used tq b '
regarded by laymen as an amusing tdur d
force now has clothed Itself In the dignity
of a call to arms. Many owners of phono
graphs will want to learn Just what such
music Is like, merely for the sake of curi
osity. But there ls another side to It the)
Instructive one. Not many who haven't
tried to play one can realize how difficult
It is to manipulate this horn, Good lung
pressure and a literal stiff upper lip ar '
needed. Here ls a chanco to learn tor
Perhaps not so vividly martial, yet Qtilti
as Interesting, Is the Boy Scouts of America,
march, written by the evergreen John
Philip Sousa, and presented by tho Victor,, -This
selection, first played in Philadelphia' "
when "Hip, Hip, Hooray," was here. Is now
given by the Victor Military Band with,,
stirring effect, and many will find a place,
In the patriotic section of the true Amer--lean's
cabinet. Sousa has neglected neither '
tho bass nor the thrill of tho drums.,
touched to the human Issue by some Interv
Jected whistling, which Is a real Boy ScouLj
Inflection. On the reverse side of tho recorcv
is the Blue-White march, with a cornev
solo thrown ln for good measure. ,
Which brings one to another point about
music and the Great War. We used t
loo!c with possible boredom at the Victor"
elaborate set of foreign record catalogues
But now that America Is banded with her
noble Allies, where ls the person who couldV
pass by such an alluring Invitation to mix
and mingle vocally with the other tongues
of the Allies? Several hundred new foreign
double-faced records have Just been issued
Those Irish records won't down. Both
tho Victor and Columbia have generous
bowls of musical potheen, soma of It com- .
pounded of popular light opera stuffs; somo
of It "standard"; all of It Irish to the bot
tom of the vessel. Individual comment on
this Is withheld till another week,
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