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I UNION SAVINGS BANK
TIG Fourteenth .Slrttt N.W.
Oldest Savings Bank in
Washington."
LOANS
HORNING
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Sooth End ?< Highway Bridge.
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we gitt. cuAkta our success."
THE ANDERSON PRINTERY
(Faulty Snvlnji Hank nidg.)
1407 N. Y. At?., lit Floor, Rear
I'hjne Mala MM.
Headquarters for
RIFFIN'S
SHOE POLISHES k
FINE DRESSINGS
yital Shoe Findings Co.
637 F STREET N. W.
Plene Main IM?8
\Va?M??taa. D- C.
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r . Th* 9tore Yocr Pbjaasn Recommends.
Trusses Experts*
-of 36 years experience. Special trained at
teodaoU for ladies. Private rooms.
The GIBSON Co., he., 917 G St
ASK NEW PRICE
Allege Cost of Production
Is Not Met by Present
Rates for Milk.
Asserting that a staggering blow
has been dealt tbe milk industry in
tba districts supplying New York.
'he J^alryrnen'a League, with a mem
totratup of over 57.000 fanners, has
uakeil tbe National Food Administra
tion to grant a price which will at
give the farmer cost of produc
tien.
In October over afhalf- million dol
lars Is being taken from the dairy
farmers of the territory and given to
dealer and consumer or divided be
usean the two. according to the brief
pMpared by the league.
k at 17 centa a quart is the
cljeapest form of animal fat in the
market, and if the consumer cannot
afford to buy it. it follows that they
are unable to buy such food in any
form." says tbe league.
"We do not believe that the people
of the city want charity; they want
and should have Justice. Convince
Eherti that the prices charged are rea
sonable, based on the coat of produc
tion and distribution and they will
pay such prices.
High Feed Valae Proved.
- "The high food value of milk
Claimed by tbe dairymen is corrobo
satad by an exhaustive investigation
made some time a to by a milk com -
riittee appointed by Herbert Hoover
fit., composed of nation-famous ex
pert* and J. W. Sullivan, of the
American Federation of Labor.
J^Thes#* experts urged that because
af th? superlative value of milk in
fhe dietary and because its products
are the cheapest animal foods we
have, the production of milk should
be encouraged as a means of national
Afety now and national vitality for
JBTtliture.
r 5*Tbe increase in dairy cattle has
not been a normal one and in the
few York territory there is no in
* points out the Dairymen s
1917 there was an increase in
dtftle of 390,000. whereas in 1916 the
increase was *45,000 for the United
States '
AMUSEMENTS.
Boston Symphony
Orchestra
am) SIGNS
OF ALL KINDS
At Popular Pricei
Prompt Service.
Henri Rabaud, of Pari*,
conductor.
9ca??n af Ivf eaac?*r ???*??. S.
De<*. 3. T? Feb. X Mnreh 18.
lationil Theater, 4:30
*ololatat
Florence Easton, Mme. Melba,
p^edric Fradkin and Arthur Ru
bmstein
Season Tickets. Sio. $7 5?' .*5
Seats now oo ad*? at Mrs. (?reenes office in
pny>p *. 13th and G.
iubscritrrs ?r* requested to call for their
% tickets st this office.
: Big Flights Made Without
Accident?Only Five
Deaths in Week.
' Aerial activity at the several Uraln
I ing fields is Increasing in interest all
j the time. .
, During the Liberty Loan campaign I
Jin Los Angeles a squadron of lWj
| planes from March Field, Riverside. (
! Cal.. bombed the city with literature, j
l The flight of 165 miles le battle for- ;
' mation was made without a single ;
I accident. The total mileage of the |
l trip was more than 16.000 miles, which
without a fatality or the loss of a
plane made the performance a re
markable one
With MaJ. John C. P. Bartholf. J. ,
M. A, commanding officer of March,
Field flying at the peak. Major Earn- j
est Clark on the right wing, this
gigantic formation started off, circled j
the course and then headed for Los
1 Ar.geles.
! While thousands of persons craned,
their necks to get a glimpse of this i
American air armada, the planes sud- !
denly swept down from the mountain
peaks, giving Los Angeles a realistic
imitation of a real air raid. v
At Kelly Field. San Antonio, Texas.
R. W. Bottriel of the 145th Air Squad
ron Jumped sucessfully with a para
chute from an airplane. The airplane
was at an altitude of 4.SOO feet, or
nearly a mile when the Jump was
made. There was a strong wind blow
! ing from the north, but Bottriel
J Judged his distances and landed saf*- |
ly in the main landing field. The pilot
of the airplane stalled the^ engine
slightly before the Jump was made,
banking to the right so as to get out
of the way of the parachute, when
Bottriel Jumped over the side.
During the week ending October 19
there were reported five fatalities in \
aviation training in the United States. I
Two deaths occurred at Payne Field, j
i West Point. Mississippi, and there ?
j was one each at Carmthers Field,
Benbrook. Texas: Langley Field.
I Hampton. Va., and Post Field, Fort
j Sill, Oklahoma.
NUMEROUS SWINE
REACHING MARKET
' Fixed Price Will Be Maintained to
Encourage Production.
I Swine-producers, anticipating low
I er prices as a result of peace talk.
] have been rushing their hogs to mar
I ket in large numbers. The arrival
of hogs in the seven great markets
has been 27 per cent more than last
year, during the last three weeks.
In the face of the excessive receipts
packers have" not maintained the
price agreed upon last month at a
meetings of the live stock subcom
mittee of the Agricultural Advisory
Board.
In order to encourage hog-raisers
to continue raising a maximum sup
| ply the Food Administration has ask
j ed that the packers will not purchase
j hogs for less than 117.50 per 100
pounds.
I This measure was taken to fore
stall diminution in hog-raising, as the
entire world Is short of fats, and
| should peace be concluded with the
central empires, where the fat short
age is acute, more pork than ever
I will be needed to supply the demand
PURELYPERSONAL
I T. Fletcher Dennis, chief of the law ,
| division of the Pension Office, has |
returned from a motor trip to Cleve- I
1 land, Ohio.
I Miss Geraldlne Fallows, of the In
! terior Department, has recently been
| promoted.
Miss Amy Carter. 1615 Florida av
enue northwest, has been sick with
I influenza during the past week.
I George A. Warren has resigned his |
position in the Interior Department to j
I accept the position of legislative rep- :
1 resentative with the Federal Em- |
ployes' Union. Upon leaving the de- j
partment Mr. Warren was presented j
with a leather brief case by his co- j
workers.
i Oscar E. Melnxer, Geological Sur- j
vey. ha# been commissioned captain j
in the Engineer Corps.
Charles W. Kynock. 2063 Park road j
northwest, has been made second |
lieutenant in the United States army, i
; Rachel Perkins has enlisted in the
Red Cross and has been assigned to
Walter Reed Hospital.
James McGrath has been commls
' stoned first lieutenant in the Dental
Corps.
I William H. Hixson left town last
night to spend a few days\ in New
! York. ? ?
Donald A. Hipkins returned from
New York yesterday.
John L. Massey recently returned
from Philadelphia, Pa.
Earnest R. GifThorn has been com
missioned in the Tank Corps.
Miss Ethel Moore, of the War Risk
Insurance, is spending two weeks at
her home in New York Ci^y.
Miss Helen Raysor has returned ,
from two weeks* volunteer nursing at j
Camp Humphreys.
James Quinn has recovered from an |
attack of infiuenxa. He returns to
his desk at the Department of Agri- |
culture today.
Miss Mary Clapham has returned to
her home in New York.
Miss Flora llendley, of the city
schools, has been doing influenza
work since the closing of tho schools.
Mrs. William A. Clarke, of Port
land. Oreg., is In Washington for a
short stay.
Ernest Bingham, who has been in
Belgium in the Interest of the Red
Cross, has gone to the Balkan coun
try to aid with the relief work there.
Miss Gertrude Krohn, of New York
City, who has been serving at Camp
Humphreys, Va., as nurse s aid. is
in the city for several days.
Miss Mabel Clay, of New York
City, was a visitor in Washington
last week.
Mrs. James W. GUU of Brooklyn,
N. Y., has returned to her home.
James Scanlon, connected with the
Appropriations Committee of th*
Ho us*- of Representatives, is ill at
the Providence Hospital.
Mrs. Brewer, wife of Col. Brewer,
commandant at Camp Humphreys.
Va.. has resumed her Red Cross work
In this city.
John M. Tracey. of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, is in Hancock,
Md.. where he was called to the bed
side of his brother. Harry J. Tracey,
who Is 111 with influenxa.
Martin J. WTeeks. of the Govern
ment Printing Office, has resigned.
Stephen A. I?onsdale, of the Cen
sus Bureau, has received a promo
tion.
Walter O. Hill, of Columbus. Ohio,
Is In the city for * few days.
Edward C. Bahmftock, of the Geo
logical Survey, is In Detroit, Mich.,
for a short visit.
William 8. Metts has received an
appointment as clerk in the General
Land Office.
D.C. SOLDIERS
"FLU" VICTIMS
Casualties at Various U. S.
Camps Reported by War
Department.
Fifteen Washington men died fw the
service of their country at the vari
ous army camps of Influenza and
pneumonia during the week ending
October 18. accordlrf* to the list la
sued last nifrht by the War Depart
ment
The names of the men und their re
spective camps are:
Camp Ben Harrison, Indiana, Pri
vate John A. Bligh, 926 Seventh street
ti% ? I vest.
Fort Bliss. Tex.. Mess Sergl. Harry
F. Huth, 239 Massachusetts avenue
northeast.
Camp Meade, Md.. 'John M. T.am
bert, 406 Sixth street southeast; James
L. Heed. 102 E street northwest; Vic
tor Buchalter, 1310 8ixth street north
west; Second Lieut Oeorge B. Chew,
jr., 144S Newton street northwest;
Cook Nicholas J. Demopoulis, 309
Ninth street northwest; Alien T.
Grymes, 1833 Fifth street northwest.
Camp Humphreys. Va.. William J.
Lawless. 631 Riyhth street; Corp. Vic
tor E. J. Mayer, 1715 Euclid street.
Camp Eustis. Va.. Oeorge Jackson,
2020 Tenth street northwest.
Camp Sevier, s. C.. Private Wilson
Meade, 2 Champagne place.
Lle?t. Gearge B. Chew.
Second LJeut. George B. Chew, Jr.,
1448 Newton street northwest, was &
Washington boy who was educated
at the public schools and at the Cen
tral High School. He was born Jan
uary- 2S. 1891.
Lieut. Chew attended the Univer
sity of Nevada, receiving his degree
from the department of civil engin
eering, after having gone West on a
surveying tour in the Interest of the
Geological Survey.
He enlisted in the army In Novem
ber, 1917, after which he was sent ta
Fort Leavenworth. Kans. He was
commissioned In March. 1917, In the
Sixty-t*ir* Infantry. L*ter he was
ordered to the Presidio. California,
for five months. He had been at
Camp Meade since August. He leaves
a father and mother, two brothers,
Capt. Beverley Grayson Chew. Six
teenth Infantry. A. E. F.. and John
Hunter Chew, and a sister, Mlis
Marie Theresa Chew.
J oil* M. Luaabert.
John M. Lambert, 405 Sixth street
southeast, who was mentioned in
last night's list was born June 17.
1888, in Charles County, Md. He
had been in military service since
August as a clerk in the Quarter
master Corps at Gimp Meade. He
had been in the code room of the
cipher section of the War Depart
ment before his enlistment.
His mother is Mrs. Nannie Mc
pherson Lambert, who is employed
in the Government Printing Office.
Nicholas T. Dfn?p?nlla.
Nicholas J. Demopoulis. 309 Ninth
street northwest, who died at Camp
Meade, was one of Ave brothers en
listed in the allied armies. He was
a native of Corinth. Greece. Two
brothers are in the service of the
army of Greece; one is in France
with the American Expeditionary i
Forces; one is attending a local
medical school preparatory to en
I tering the medical corps of the i '
army.
He had been in America nine years.
For six years, with his partner.
Victor K. Kissal. he had conducted
a lunch room at 309 Ninth street.
Cer?. Viet or K. J. Majrr_
Corp. Victor E. J. Mayer, of 1715
Euclid street, was a native of Wash
ington. He was bom July 17. i?l.
And was educated at local schools. 1
Including Georgetown Law School, i
Before his enlistment he was con
nected with the Geological Survey of
the Interior Department.
He was assigned to the 472nd En
gineers at Camp Humphreys. July 13,
1918. He was corporal In the school
of topography. He was also a mem- !
ber of the Hiram Lodge. No. 10. of!
the Masonic order.
Besides his wife, father and mother,
he leaves a brother in Chicago, one!
In Pittsburgh and a brother. Julius
E. Mayer, of this city.
For Walking on Water.
Decidedly novel is a new outfit
for walking on the water, which is
shown in the Popular Mechanics
Magazine. It is a combination of a
balloon and a set of floats. The
small gas bag used has a lifting
capacity almost sufficient to raise
an adult from the ground and it is
attached by ropes to a belt worn
about the waist.
WEATHER CONDITIONS.
UWAI, TOBBCAST. |
Ihstrict of Columbia ard Maryland Fair
and continued warm Monday; Tuesday prob
ably fair; increasing southerly winds.
Virginia Fair Monday and probably Tuesday.
ncrt>t shower* Tuesday in Wat portion; freah
southerly winds.
QENiRAL VOKKCABT.
'Hie cyclonic de|*ession central Saturday
*vninf in Louisiana haa moved almost due
north to Minnesota during Sunday, and de
veloped into the most severe storm of the j
"fasun. High winds hare been general in the |
Ohio and Middle Mis*i*sip(? raileys ard the j
I^ake region. The barometir is also unusually |
1' w in the Canadian Northwest, and the two i
depression* will <V>ubtue*a merge during Hon- ]
day over the I^ake Superior region and move
th^ce eastward. General rains have fallen :
"n the Lake region and the Ohio, Middle Mia |
sissippi and lower Missouri ?n'.le>s. Tempera i
tores is abnormally high in the Ohio Valley I
and thenca eastward to the cosst.
I'nsettlad showery weather is Indfrated for 1
the sett 11 hotlai m Che Lake region. North
ern- New England and the north portion of
the Middle Atlantic States. High temperatures
will continue Monday in Atlantic Coaat dia-.
tricts. Hie temperature will fall decidedly
M .milav in the Ohio Valley. Tennessee and the
Kaat Gulf States, and it will fall in a lesser
degree Tuesday in Atantic Coast districts south
?jf Pennsylvania.
Stnnn warnings are displayed on the Great
LsIml
LOCAL TEMP FEATURES.
Midnight. ?5; 2 a.m , ftl; 4 a.m.. ?2; ft a.m..
3D, 8 a.m.. 57; 10 a.?.. fto;^2 noon. 72; 2 p.m.,
71; 4 p.m.. 75; ft p.m.. ?1: 8 p.m.. 88; 10 p.m.. i
? Highest. 7ft: lowest, 56.
Relative humidity: 8 a.m.. 99; 2 p.m.. 66;
8 pm.. 69. Rainfall (8 p.m. to 8 p.m.), 0.
Honrs nf sunshine. 2.1. Per cent of posahle
sunshine. 20.
DEPARTURES.
Accumulated excess of temperature since Jan
uary I. 1918. excea* of temperature since
IV*. 1, 1918, accumulated excess of precipi
tation since January 1, 1918. 7?: excess of
precipitation ainne Oct. 1, IfW, 2.17. Tem
perature same date laat year: Highest. 78;
48.
OTHER TEMPERATURE*
Lowest
Highest previous Rain
yefcterdsy. night. fall
Atlantic fltjr. N J 80 .01
Roaton. Mass ftt 64
fhkagr. Ill G8 5ft
lleveland. Ohio 72 64
Denver, Col 5ft 3
Ortwit. Mich /.... ?8 54 ?
Gafeestra. Te* ....<2 48 W
Ipdianapol's. Tnd. 70 ftl .42
larksonville. Ha. W 7?
Kansas City. Mo 42 42 3
Um Angeles, Cb! 82 K>
New Tort. N. Y 73 ?
Phoenix, Ariz. 7ft
Pittsburgh. Pa. "I ?
Port lead. Mo 52 62
Salt Lake aty. Htsh 34
San Francisco, Cal H M
.
New Aerial Range-Finder Will
Help Blow Kaiser to Bits
By a little instrument attached to airplane moving picture cameras.
Dr. S. N. Baruch, of San Francisco, says the efficiency of allied artillery
will be increased 10,000 per cent. His aerial range-finder has the en
dorsement of Capt. Alter, range expert at Fort Scott, Cal., and former
professor of astronomy at the State university.
. "Existing finders of the latest type establish a range in five seconds."
says Dr. Baruch. "but mine is eighty times faster, and therefore adaptable
to airplanes. This permits allied fliers not only to map enemy country
photographically as heretofore, but to establish exact distances between
given points, and therefore remove all the guesswork from artillery shoot
ing. The attachment is simple and inexpensive. Though not absolutely
perfect as yet. the principle is thoroughly established and the rest is
merely a finishing touch.'
Dr. Baruch is the inventor of an aerial torpedo which finds its tar
get?the hostile airplane?accurately by vibratory attraction, and which
is now in the hands of the French army. He has also perfected a depth
shell for the destruction of submarines. It is like the depth bomb, but
may be fired from a cannon like an ordinary shell.
SURGICAL INSTRUMENT
MAKERS DEFERRED?
Application Now Backed Up by
Acting Surgeon General.
Contractors making: surgical in-1
struments and hospital supplies I
have been aided in their request fori
deferred classification for their j
workmen by the acting suigeon|
general of the army, who points out
that lack of such supplies would
mwn the loss of thousands of lives,
i The -.surgeon general has nude a
(request for deferred classification to
! the director general of the United
[States Employment" Service, which
in turn has referred the request to
the District draft boards.
| The necessity of protecting the
following classes of workmen es-?
pecially is emphasised, the Depart
ment of Labor announced yester
day: Analytical chemists, artificial
limb workmen, general bacteriolo
gists. chemical laboratory workers,
inorganic chemists. instrument
workers, mechanical instrument
makers and repairers, general motal
finishers, metal nickel platers, metal'
polishers, optical instrument mak
ers and repairers and oxyacetylone
welders.
ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
IN PRECINCT CELL
Benjamin Selter. 33 years of age,
said to be the inventor of the multi
colored printing press, attempted
suicide yesterday morning by hang
ing himself with his suspenders in
a cell at Number One Precinct. Sel
ter had been arrested the night be
fore by Detectives Sanders and
Mullen on a charge of leaving t.vo
hotels while owing bills.
The man was cut- down just i.i
time to save his life. His face was
blackened by strangulation and
blood was pouring from his nose,
and mouth. He" was removed to the
Emergency Hospital where it is ssidl
he will recover. Selter refused to t
say why he attempted to kill him
self.
New Aeroplane Flare.
j\n airplane flare of 300,000 to
400,000 candlepower has recently
been perfected, according to the
Popular Mechanics- Magazine. The
tremendous illuminating power of!
this new accessory for fighters in j
the air can be better appreciated |
when it is stated that it is equival
ent to 150 to 175 street arc lamps j
and that, if suspended 1,500 to 2.000
feet above the earth, it will light up i
a circular area one and one-half'
miles in diameter.
MRS. YOUNG'S BODY
SENT TO CHICAGO
Remains of Prominent Educator
Accompanied by Mrs. Bass.
The body of Mr*. Ella Flag*
Young, who died here Saturday, ac
companied by Mrs. George Bass, of
Chicago, secretary of the Women's
National Liberty Loan Committee,
and Miss Mary Synon, treasurer of
the committee, left here over the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad for Chi
cago at 1:15 yesterday afternoon.
The train is due to arrive in Chi
cago at 8 o'clock this morning.
Miss Laura Brayton. Mrs. Young's
secretary for the last thirty years,
was unable to accompany the body
of her chief. She was confined yes
terday to her apartment in charge
of a trained nurse, suffering, it was
stated, from a breakdown due to the
strain of Mrs. Young's illness and
death.
Plans for the funeral, a8 under
stood by Miss Brayton. now contem
plate interment in the family plot
at Rose Hill Cemetery in Chicago.
Public memorial services have been
postponed until after the danger
from public gatherings has passed.
The arrangements, however, are
now in the hands of George Bass in
Chicago, Mrs. Bass's husband.
"She died as a soldier at he^
post." was the tribute expressed
yesterday by Secretary McAdoo.
Mrs. Young contracted influenza
ten days ago during a strenuous
Liberty Loan speaking tour in the
West. Although she was hurried
to Washington she was unable to
resist the disease, and succumbed
Saturday morning.
SHIPPING OF LUMBER
HIGHLY EFFICIENT
The nation's railroads and water
transports have carried nearly 400.
^)00,000 feet of yellow pine to the
Atlantic shipyards and the Gulf
Coast in the past year. This amount
of lumber would have built a bridge
floor twenty-five feet wide and one
inch thick, from the United States
to Prance, and left about 4.000,000
feet of lumber to spare.
Among the notable seats per
formed in making the shipments
from the West and South to eastern
yards was the transfer of forty-two
cars in eight days from Everett.
Wash., to Binghamton. N. Y. Two
of .the cars In this lot reached the
shipyards in ten days. The steamer
"City of Portland" carried 2,000.000
feet of lumber from Portland, Ore.,
to Portland, Me.
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30m? of YOVR puaiclstic 3tunts on mrs. "tr0<5
4no mak? her STAY in a u/oman's p(-ace. sh? i?
gcttinq To b& a re?yur nxjvsantcs fate. hbr
concoct has * 0a,t> lnt*cv;et\jce on other?
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Gains from Pockets of
D. C. Landlords.
Laws are needed at once to pro
tect war worker* from tbe con
scienceless grafters of the District. !
according to Representative Berf,
Johnson, chairman of the District !
of Columbia Committee.
These laws should be so framed j
that the profiteer would be taken |
by the neck and his ill-gotten gains ?
shaken out of his pockets to be re
turned to his victims, according to j
Mr. Johnson. Naturally such legis- |
latlon would not be considered ideal j
by the profiteer.
His Bill a Sare Care.
"The Johnson bill would change |
this inhuman condition over night; j
the Pomerene bill fosters, encour
ages and protects the wretches that
are guilty of profiteering from these
girl workers who have left their'
homes to serve their country.
I "I am not a member of the House (
Conference Committee which has i
discussed the Pomerene bill with I
the Senate conferees and I can not;
speak for them, but I have confi- i
dence in their courage, intelligence
and fairness, and I feel sure that
they will never surrender ta the
profiteers, whether in or out of the
Senate.
"The Johnson bill, which even the
profiteers themselves admit will stop
profiteering in rents, passed the
House approximately eight months
ago. It has been held up in the
Senate all this time, while war
workers are being daily robbed. The
responsibility for this delay rests on
Servitor Pomerene, who has dis
placed the Johnson bill with one
that has the approval of every prof
iteer in Washington, and which I
openly charge was practically dic
tated by the real estate agents of
Washington, who are the chief ben
leficiaries of the excessive rentals
I now being charged."
I Representative Johnson expressed
himself vigorously when asked as
I to the condition of the Pomerene
!anti-profiteering bill, which the Sen
j ate has attached as a rider to the
agricultural bill. Mr. Johnson s^ld:
"It may interest Senator Pomer
ene and the senators who are sup
| porting him in his fight for the land
i lords against the war workers, to
I know that the last report of the j
| bureau whose duty it is to collect I
the facts, shows that 89 per cent
| of the clerks who recently came to
j Washington to take positions in the
I various departments have returned
I home, impoverished and discourag
ed, although called here by the
1 United States Government, their
services as stenographers and clerks
being urgently needed. Only 11 per j
cent had the hardihood to remain |
and endure the hardships visited
upon them by the profiteers, who
crowd them into small, uncomfor- I
?table rooms, furnish them with poor ?
food and mulct them of their small
salaries.
"The war workers in many cases
have sacrificed their lives, and in.
every case the government has suf- |
fered loss by the forced inefficiency
j of its employes.
Lays Blame on SrMt*r?.
"The deadlock on tbe anti-rent I
profiteering legislation is entirely due
to the position assumed by Senator
Pomerene and a majority of hia asso
ciates. The responsibility for the |
i present deplorable condition in the
matter of exorbitant rents rest? on
their shoulders. The Senate conferees
cannot disturb me by refusing to
meet with the House conferees, be
[ cause I am one of them. I, too. pick j
> my company. I am proud to be the i
champion of the war-working tenants
who are being daily robbed, while J
Senator Pomerene and his fellow j
statesmen live in luxurious quarters,
undisturbed. The contempt of such
Senators and the hatred of the graft
ing landlords they are protecting are
1 badges of merit which I wear with j
pleasure. The good opinion of a
profiteer can only be earned by a
service that will protect him in his I
nefarious work. 1 don't want it. The j
gratitude of a poor woman saved j
from eviction and guaranteed a shel- j
ter at a reasonable rental Is some- '
thing that money can't buy. I would J
ask for no finer tribute than to ?e j
regarded as hef champion.
"I have no pride of authorship in |
the Johnson bill. It was written to
prevent profiteering in rents in ?he
District of Columbia. If the Senate
will pass a better bill I can guarantee ;
that the House will accept It. I have
but one purpose, to protect the war
workers who have come here in an
swer to the .call of the government I
from being robbed by as conscience
less a set of grafters as ever dis
graced a community A *reat j
jority of the* helpless victims are
women. They are threatened with
eviction If they do not pay in ad
vance an Increased rental, andII I
many case, find themselves barred |
from their rooms with chains
ihelr doors. Women "rio^ly, J,1' .!*
Influenza have been turned into the
street, by profiteering landlord* l*{|
Ing advantage of the delay in
Senate. m
"Kot Katltled to Appeal."
??The Johnson bill protects these ,
war workers by taking nv.r
profiteering landlord the "
L fair rental which he lia.- exacted
r,or, th^?v? I
to haras, and blackmail his Mc
'""When the Senate Committee on
the District of Columbia came to,
colder the John.on bill, the mem-,
her. could find no virtue in ?
They rejected it In It. entirety, and
authorised Senator Pomerene to
write a substitute bill. And He dto. i
If a profiteering landlord. Publlc'> |
convicted of his crime, l.ad asked
the Senate of the United States for
an apology, and an assurance that
in the future his profits would not
be endangered, but would be in-1
creased and made more certain, he
would find balm for hi. wounded
honor, and reward for hi. mental
anguish. In the Pomerene bill It Is
an abject surrender to the grafting I
landlords. They are unanimously
for it.
"Senator Pomerene generously ,
permits the President to name a ,
?Rent Administrator.' but he must,
be a resident of the District, and
he must be confirmed by the Senate, j
Where could a citizen of the Dis
trict of Columbia be found with
courage enough to do Justice to the
war-workers, who are here today
and gone tomorrow, in opposition to
the landlords, who in all probability
are his friends and aaaociates? In
stead of taking the rent profiteer
hy the neck and shaking his ill
gotten gains out of his pockets, and
returning them to his victims, the
Senate, under the Pomerene bill,
authorises the Rent Administrator
to slap him on the wrist and tell*
him to go and sin no more. Land
lords in and out of the Senate re
gard the Pomerene bill as a piece
of ideal legislation. Every tenant
in the District of Columbia regards
SHOP XAXLT
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Notable for Quality
Cases
variety of
Ifta for men
eapeciaU
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Id N>w y'"*
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$3.5(
Men's Scarf Pin
and Button Boxes
?An assortment that
eludes every ?i** and
from the small vest
c to the more r-laborate
boxes. Useful for home
use or when
t r tvellni
Prices ?tart i
iu?i nr
and style
est-norket
* laborate
for home
S$1.25
GIFTS FOR mUL"1 THt "SERVICL."
Irs Leathe^Gofllk Co.
1324-1326 F Street
AVIATORS BATTLE
SAVAGES OF DESERl
flish Lads Help Gen. Allenby \V
in East Despite Horrors of Wild
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Bedouins.
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f. r\lih;rsto>.
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per Syndicate.)
|l.?In the recent ten
h victories in Pales
lyed a great part, and
those heroes who faced
be deserts beyond the
other wild and savage
?e obtained particulars
t wild romances of a
pg far removed from
lh our boys who pa
ibove the western front
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NEW PRICES
try to bear up under the
FROM BROKEN BACK.
B Baldwin, bi years of age.
Houtl Capitol street, died vee
nt th?' Washington Asylum
? from a broken tttck Bald
ly down the steps at the house
?he roomed on October %. He
fcnoved to the Emergency Hos
[t first and later taken to the
lion where he died. The man's
as caught at the top step and
down the entire flight, break
i back.
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