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THE WASHINGTON HERA UP
PUBLISHED BVERY MORNING BY The Washington Herald Company, 4*5.437-429 Eleventh Street. Phone Main ijoc CLINTON T. BRAINARD.Prendrait and PabUihet FORKKIN REI-RE?RNTATITE?l THE BECKW1TH SPECIAL AGENCY. Nsw York Tribune Building: Chicago. Tribune Building: 8t_ Louts. Third National Hank Building: Detroit. Ford Building. __ SOUSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER' ually and Sunday. 40 cents per month: ??.M per year._ SUBSCRIPTION RATH8 BY MAIL: Dtlly and Sunday. 50 cents per month; H.00 per year. Dally only. 10 cent? per month: ?< 50 per year. Kntersd a*, ths postofflea at Washington. D. C. a? second-class mail matter. MONDAY, DECEMBER ?3, 1918. Would You Save a Life from Death by Famine ? Millions of starving women and children in Europe arc looking to the people of America 10 feed them. The righting is over, but famine, mother of anarchy, is still hovering over the 'world. Millions of Russians, the experts report, must certainly die this winter of starvation. How many more, the people of America? especially our good housewives?must determine. The poor or Poland, <f Finland. Armenia and the Czecho-Slavs are starving. The whole war wrecked world looks to America for food. All the food of the world is practically in a common pot. Stat isticians know where every pound is located and what shipping and other manipulation is needed to distribute it to the best advantage. There is not enough for everyone, even if no one buys or con sumes more than lie or she needs. Because the I'nited States is one of the great depositories of food, and because the shipping facilities from this country are in bet ter shape than in almost any other zone, we must do more thari our ?hare. Twelve-million tons of food were exported from this country last year. This year the pledge of the United States to Europe is 20,000,000 ?ons. \Yc must save?that is, not use?two-thirds more food than we did last year. It is a great promise, and only possible of fulfill ment if the housewives of America exert all that they have of perse verance and thrift. It is no longer a question of substituting certain foodstuffs for others. Vegetable oil for butter- There is as great a shortage of vegetable oil as of the dairy product. Coarse grains, instead ,of wheat3 There is really more wheat than coarser grains, compara tively speaking, but no more than a supply of each. Sugar is scarce, but the sugar substitutes are scarcer. The housewife who. plans carefully, not for a campaign of a day ?5r a week, nor to save one special kind of provender, but who pledges herself to a program of daily food saving, carried out with the same devoted enthusiasm that has characterized the American women throughout the whole .struggle, will certainly do her part in the great reconstruction period that is to come. Savr a human life by saving food in your home! The Shattered Ones. The junkpilc is not contemptible. Twisted and broken things have value nevertheless. They c. 1 be remade into vital, useful things. Natur?? wastes nothing. The leaf that falls becomes mold to teed another green leaf. Twisted and broken lives are not valueless. They can be mended. They arc mended, every day. There is no such thing as a really "hopeless existence." Take the twist out of it and it can become beautiiul and hopeful. You know of instances, of "come-backs," lots of them Twisted and broken men, men twisted and broken and marred ,nd crippled and handicapped in th?- great war, arc coming across seas to us. They are not to be considered objects of charity. They arc Heroes. They are not useless, noi hopeless. There is a place of usefulness for every one 01 lliem, where each may serve himself and his fellows. Their scars are not really disfigurements. They are the out ward symbols of an inner beauty. \Vc can think of them so. We will see in the empty sleeve a badge of honor. We will see in the wooden leg the sign of hixli character. '-a Their achievements will be incentives to endeavor to those of us who are sound and whole. The atmosphere about these heroes will know no North winds. The twHsted and broken ones will find they have a place in society to 411. and they will be glad. And we sound ones?why, of course we'll help them find their work and do it cheerfully, won't we? What of the Song Leader?? "A great dtal oi attention has been given to music as an ef fective factor in military training," says Secretary of War Baker in his annual report to Congress. "This," he says, "has been done through mass singing in camps and communities, singing on the march as a physical stimulus and source oi cheer, competitive regimental and company singing, recre ational singing in soldiers' free time, the organization of quartets, glee clubs and choruses, and the training of company and regimental leaders to aid the camp song leaders. Song leaders to? the number of fifty-three have been assigned to the camps as civilian aids to the commanding officers." Now that the war is over, what are we going to do with these fitt> -three song IcaderO And what arc we going to do with al! this training in regi mental song1 These fifty-three son,, leaders arc out of jobs, or will be, owing to :>carc. They did their duty bravely during the war. They arc veterans. Shall they be reconstructed? Oi shall we keep them to lead us in song as we march out of the factories at eventide and dasii for the street cars on the way home"' \nd will "our boys" keep right on singing as ihrv go after they come home Vvell. that depends?on us. It would be a pity to waste all that mu?ical tra.mn?. wouldn't it? Can we make them happv enough to keep on singing. I'rince Max is now yelping about the hard armistice terms \, we recall it. it was Max himself who asked for the armistice. Had he preferred to fight it out, Foch was willing. "Rockefeller swears off $5,000,000 tax assessment." Did he swear at it, too Stockinjs and Hearts Painters have painted and poets have sung, \nd preacher? have preached of the stocking that hung Flattened and empty when on Christmas morn The orphan arose uncheered and forlorn. We weep o'er and o'er each time it is told. This story so sad that never grows old Our hearts fill with sorrow, our lives feel the shame I he story goes on; is ever the same. And what of the hearts so emptv that day Lives filled with sadness; what comfort have they When joy of their fellows i? mocking their grief Hearts wrung with anguish surpassing belief* . But look broken-hearted, that star in yon skj , \ll wise men have followed, why not voti and I For the star leading over the crib on that morn, il only God's light, meaning hope for us born. f -EDWARD F. fALUJN. ?SIMO*. G. rrtipoiKlfiH ?? The *?'-??????|?:?? ?*t*1?1 New York, Dec. tt-Ai Samuel Pepye might record in his diary: Vp early with the til news that my wife hath pitched upon a necklace, a very good one, which ends this month with treat laymga-uut, but with the dawn of the New Year I have good health and getting?, and advanced fair in the whole of my eetate, for which <?od makf me thankful. To Dominie Cha? lion's wher? I walked in hig garden till he came from church and read with great pleasure a ?ketch by ?Shaw, satirical but farfetched. The parson being come home we talked of many things. 1 not agreeing In all things but Una him honest and lovable. Come.*? by post many fyne letter* of praiee for my sketches In the New iork Tribune of village characters and they are being copied in a great London paper, which iink-s me very pleased. Through the town afoot, a great sleet falling and saw (Jene Buck, the Beau Brummell^in a great black fur oat with white collar?* and cuffs and a noble Beaver hat. Talk in the clubs mofa great play wright who is throwing his future away by dring and taat he hath be come n great pesf in the clubs and inn? with his bickering and quarreling, poor fellow. To luncheon and Loe Meldin told of many famous townsmen of an older day and how St. Oaudens was drawn Into friendship with Stanford White by hearing the latter ascending a stairway in a bank building sinning "The Serenade"' from Mozart's "Don Viovanni." Both werf music lovera Along the highways the people are constantly removing their hate to the courtiers who have returned wounded from the wars. Many being blind. ?orne without legs and arms?but seemingly very happy and all anxious to get back to their native hearths To dinner at a new inn on Forty ? sixth street where admission is by card and there is no muele or danc ing, but soft lit;hts and fyne service. - then to the playhouse to see "Bark I Home." very amusing, and then to j the Claridge to ? ?. ? 's Christmas party and came Willie Collier. Sir Ott?' | Kahn. Sir Henry Dotiert y. M?as Fanny 1 Hurst and many other notables Home i late and so to bed. The typical First N'iehter at the the ater is a distinct character in Cloth - am. Alan Dale used to refer to the I professional first nighter as the | "Death Watch." Most of them come I in on passes and eagerly look and ap parently hope for failure. They are always pessimistic To mfata a first nigfft means to them loss of caste. The typical first nighter is alwav.? I attired too well. If on the free list ? they make odious comparisons all evening long. f Won? the curtain ! arises they pass a coolly appra;ein - ??ye oxer the audience and great ac ? quaintances with an artificial air of l detachment ? Some lounge about the lobby unti" | after the curtain m&e.*? up so as to make it d i ? t u r it i n ?? for eve ry bod y In ; th- row and thereby register an Im pression. The men look very dlgnt ! tied The unlUaled will Immediately I take them for cabinet ministers or ? college ?.residents. The women are j curious too. They are a great deal of ? brillantine on thvlr hair, which is always according to the ultimate scream In the illustrated ads. Th**y affect a thin. Mack line of eyebrow, long ?leaning nails and their com plexions are like Clolseon**. They re suscitate the latter In the dressing room durintf entracte*. The talk of their beam ?nd supper parties?th** new hostess at 'he Club I >e Viiigt. a new salad dressing In the crysal room anil many other tilings New Yorkish and uninterest ing. The effort is to give an air of un affected ease and the effect is re mindful of Browning's "A holiday of miserable men i* sadder than a burial day of kings." Get Out Heavy Coats and Storm Shoes; Winter Will Hit Capital Soon Bring out your overcoats and storm shoes. you summer-loving Washingtonians. If what Director Frank Theodore Allen, of the Astrological Research Society here, predict? for the win ter is st ra?ght, yon will need all the anti-Boreas equipment you ran mu.ster. after January siarts doing business. "The section of the L* ? i ted States bordering upon and tapering away from the Atlantic coast will experi ence severely eold and stormy weather." Mr. Allen predicts. "The first three or four day? of January will register temperi tures above the average. The last* ten days of January ahd the first few days of February will see acute temperature reaction? and severe storms. During the latter part of this period there will be recorded some record-break ing low tempera ture at different places. ".The Pacific coast will have for quite a period mild, balmy and gen erally cleer weathei with som?01 like lihood of local squall?**" WEW YORK HOTEL ARRIVALS New York. lire. "2.?The follow ing Washingtonian.? ?r? ?topping at hotel? in this city: Martha Wash inslon ?Miss M. J. Butler. Mrs. P. E. T,ace>?. jr. Park Avenue?R. M. tiardiner. G. C. Henilerson. Mr?. O. C Hender?on. Mr?. M. .lone?. J. P. I-iOrtneon. ??regorian?... Gregory, R J. Uau?aman. Holland ?H. U Outteraon. Maj. .1. H. I.ewis. Mir ?oille??Mia? H. Al. Mans? ?. Mis? M. E. Ritnzler. Grenoble?P. M. Leon ard. Great Northern?W. K. M. Me. Oaitv, w. F. M. McCarley T-aurel ton?Mr? C. G. Moffat. ?Trend?1. W. Talbert. Latham?II. A. Trefec then. Longacr?.?M. Wolf. Marl borough? U. ('. Franklin. R. Thurm ?en. Walljck?Mi?? D. E. Kin?.:. Herald Square?J. Mac-Murray. Bres lin?Capt. B. R, Selter. Brotzell?D U McCoy. A LINE O' CHEER EACH DAY 0' THE YEAR I.? ...in. Kendrlrk Hang?. IC'oi>jiTi?lit, IMI, hj th?; MeCliire ?wat?per Syndicatr.) ? <.??G> < OHI'A.W. Sometimes I firul myself alone With naught but thought? for com pany. . My other frlrnds and conirD.de.?! gone To pail? long leagues ?way from me, AruJ that is why I ?pend each day In kindly thoughts and ?n-?n. So ih.'tt my ?-hance comr>nniotjs may Be pleasant ones for-me lo meet, t) ? Hale's Independent Mail So much agitation has been aroused concerning govern ment ownership that The Herald reprints the following letter from Jas. W. Hale to the Youth's Ledger. It will make interest ing reading for those who point to the Postoffice Department as a shining example of government ownership. To the Editor of the Ledger: In sending to yon ilii? paper. I 'respond with pleasure to your request that I would furnish you with ! some detail? as lo the Marling of cheap postage in the L'nited States | the progress o? the system, and its development. ? There has been for many years great dissatisfaction expressed all through this country at the rates of postage which were charged H ? the people ever since the day- when Benjamin Franklin was Post I master General. In the newspapers such writers a- William Culler Bryant, William L. Stone. Barnabas Bates and othtrs of great abilit] I made strong piras, month after month, for relief i'roni the hcavv burthen, hut no administration or Congress gave any heed to those uleadintrs. About flfiv vV'.'iii? rivo th?- subject?! wa? studied by me with great Inter?! ee< ? began io overhaul all the port- I ! tal laws from the adoption of lit?? I 1 Constitution lo date. When 1 < ant?? j .icios? an act of Congress paaeed in j 1796, and w h Ich had never been | amended or repealed, I discovered that I would he justiti? d in establish j Ins a le::al competition with the I*. S. government in the business of transporting etters from place to place. Hut many distinguished law j yera, Daniel Webster, Ogden Hoff man, Oeergr M. Dallas ?ind other;?. tolrl me that if I attempted to run a iio.*t?fi\ct' in opposition to the Govern ment (with a very big (it. I would find myself locked up in th. Albany peni l.miai y in vei y short order. Ne\ erthelesa I cam? speedily to the conclusion that the beat, purest and only proper way to d<> a thing was to do it So In the year 1843 I announced by thousands of little hand bit In that ? on a certain day "Male's Independent j Mail" would take lei ter*, from New York ? Boston at ti M tenta for let- ! ter? of not mor?? than half an ounep each. The G. S. postage on a single letler of a quartet of an ounce, from New York to Pos ton?-we* 1* 3-1 cents. The G. S rates for postage" were ex-j treme!? various Thus, h single let- j ter from New York to Brooklyn, or to ' Jersey i'Uy tabou; a ndle), or from : any one pos'oftlc*? to another, huj* - I evfi* nea*. was 6 1-i cents; next rate. 10 cents; next, 12 1-2 cents; then IS IM ' cents, and last, 2." cents for all long distances. It is well here to say that tlu'te fractions occur because a very large portion of silver money used in th- country fifty year??' ago was in Spanish coins. If a scrap of paper, a small coin, a little bit of lace, rib bon or calico was enclosed in a let ter the* rate of postage was double. fc*o that a bank note or a newspaper a rv'vert s?ment In o letter sent Com New York -o Buffalo, or Portland, or t Charleston, would be, if only a -niar-j ter of an ounce. 50 cent?: but as it j would undoubtedly ex-eert that by j weight of a f*?w haii*s the i-ostage , would be one dollar. Whew! My Mist ?nail to Poston (latter par? ? of *42) contained three letters, all un- ; paid; total postage, iti 3-1 cents. ?And i it cost me about $9 to deliver them j and bet my fees. But l was encour-j aged by the size of my return mail, , which was twice as large as the tirsi, netting >". ? -- cent?, ami it only cost me another $9 to dispose of them in [ New York. So many people took * fancy to! send their letters unpaid, perhaps, with good reason for themselves for j supposing that the bottom would soon ? drop out of th - "Independent Mail"' . bucket that I soon saw the necessity1 of devising some plan which would In- I duce, or compel my customers to pay up. 1 then invented my postage ? stamps, which were so'd at all my I offices in sheets of twenty, fdr $1; thus \ \irtually reducing the postage to d' cents a lette?. Your I-edger ftienda who are stamp collectors win now rest assured that my stamp is entitled to rank in their collection as the first real -postage stamp ever vised in this coun try to carry long distances. There may have been local stamps for city delivery of circulars, such as "Boyd's" of New York, and "Blood's" of Philn i'elphia; but mine would insure the delivery of letters from any of my offices, from Maine to Illinois, or from Vermont to Columbus, Ohio. A few days later my New York and Hoston offices were well under way. I established another at Philadelphia, which soon spread its hraneties all through Pennsylvania and Ohio. New offices were started every day. tin til at last, when my friends humorously called me the Independent Post mas ter-General, my offices were scattered through the whole of New Kngland, ! N**w York. Pennsylvania, New Jer-1 .sey, Ohio. Michigan, etc.. and even In- ! vsdert Royal territory, by having In- | dependent mail sit-ns displayed tn .Noval Pentita, New Brutiswick ? nd Canada. | NVben I was "left out in the cold" by Congress, my offk.es numbered 110, and] the number of persons engaged, di rectly and Indirectly, In carrying and distributing letters by my mails was about 1100. S.'vt ? ,-?! women were <*m ployed as postmasters and they we ? e very prompt and efficient. Meanwhile the I'nited States au thorities became very fidgety and un happy because of the great falling otf of the receipts, at Boston and Phila ?letpbia particularly, arid where\ er my mails went generally. Ko** it ??* not unusual for my mails ? o ?ontam eight or ten times as man> letters - ? 'nele Sam had for the two places above named, but in the ?'inter sea son I was often twenty-four ho'irs ahead of G. Ss slow coaches. My orders were "get to your destination anyhow and at any cost:" while gov ernment was tied down by red tape to "contracts by special routes." ?so cial steamers" and "special railroad-.'" 1 was independent of them all and used them all as suited my convenience. Rv ?* ?? n g tin mails tlie public was en abled to save from 5 to 73 per cent on ils poetage bills account. This happened in 1S4.1-4, during the adniMiif-tratioti of President Folk. His postmaster-general was a person nam ed Cave Johnson (waggishly called Cavity .Johnson, from his emptiness? He was, I think. the stupid.--; man who ever held that office, except ? n.-to?, th' present incumlu ut thereof. Wh<*n Professor Morse *??? plied to Congress for a small sum to aid him in establishing his first line of telegraph wires, etc.. from Bali - more to Washington, this man John son begged Congress to do no such stupid thing, "as it would be as feasi ble to run a telegraph from Washing ton, to the moon, as it would be from Baltimore to Washington." "What a prophet!* Well, this man Johnson set his sp.c and detectives to work, to watch and annoy me in my business, and b> means of decoy letters, and the fre quent arrest of my messengers am! other employees, he imagined that li ccn M force me to shut up shop. He didn't. But he put me to a great deal of trouble a?nd unnecessary expense, si one time having me under $4.".."?'' bond, tno tramp was ever arrested ?? quarter as many times as I wan), and my expenses for lawyers, IT. 8. mar shal, and court fees weie In the neigh borhood of $??.???. outside of m> regu lar business disbursements. But 1 managed to beat him to the last. W h en 1 had succeeded i ? a ?com - pushing what public clamor had failed to do for forty > ears, that is. by proving practically that IT. S pC# tage could be materia My reduced ; a I ?he session of the Congress of 1S44-4"?. Postmaster-General Johnson, in his annual teport to that body, re com mended an immediate reduction of postage, "as the government was at - terly powerless to prevent unscrupu lous persons from infringing upon the rights (?) of?the government." And Congress did.? early in the session, for the first time in \ifty reara? emend the worm-eaten law of ?-?. This new law took effect on the first day of July, 1845, on the morning of which day the last "Hale's Independent Mail" was delivered, and its projec tor subsided into obscurity and for getfulness. For there are probably not a hundred persona in the country. sMtty years of age. who know half as much about cheap postage, as do those who have read this brief article. I have endeavored. Friend Editor, to answer some of your inqufi ies. and hope 1 have suet eeded in giving in formation whh'h will be gratifying and useful to your readers. The foregoing is but a sketch of the sub ject, which was elcbora'ted more fully in a lecture which 1 wrote upon "The Crigin of * 'heap Postage In the I'nited States." The* lecture has been listened to by several audiences, who were much satisfied therewith, and so was I. If it should happen that any of your readers are connected with any association which in* y desi ?? to hear it. G am ready for a "call" within a reasonable d?tame from New loi-k. At the commencement of this not?* , I refersed to the G. S law of I?*, upon which I relied for my defence in . running against the government 1 | vas on trial Tn Boston In 1M4 belore the U. S court, the venerable and ! I. arn.-d Judge Joseph Stor> presiding. I After all the testimony was *n. and ; it had been proved conclusively that I ?had canted tetters, for pay. oetwe^n ! Boston and New York, and that they ! had been carried on the Stonlngton | m earners and Providen'-e railroad. | which had been declared to be a "mail I ? route*' by act of Congres?. Judge Story ? : without looking at a 1?**" book, imme diately informed the district attorney j that he should dismiss She case. u> jinn words to this effect: You will find, that the law of 17?* reads that 'no person shall establish a ! horse or foot post." and when Mr. | I Hale brought hi?* mails t.. Boston by ! ; steamboat and railroad, be certainly j I did not ? ome on horseback or foot." Yours verv truly ? Signed) IAS W KALK. ? TEMPORARY HOSPITAL FOR "FLU" PATIENTS .Volunteer Nurses .Are Wanted to Aid in Emergency Work. Ninety pstients may be accom modated iti the emergency influenza hospital which will be opened to day at *.I2 ? street northwest in . the building occupied by the emer ' gem*y hospital during the first epi demic. Dr. William C. Fowler. District health officer, will direct the man agement of ili?- hospital and Dr. Scott, of the Public Health Service. representing Dr, Fowler, will be in charade. Mrs. William O McAdoo heads an organization which wi'I look after ?diet feeding of the patients Girl ! Scouts who have been furnishing ? home.-, with specially prepared food j will take part in the work of the j hospital. Calls for nursing will be ? answered by the Visiting Nurses' Association. Hospital equipment has been fur Inished by the Public Health Serv ice. The Washington Chapter of the American Red Cross w ,11 havu ? nurse? and other aids at the hoe- j ? i tal. Assistance will also be ren dered by the Army Medical Corps. Volunteer nurses are called for by Miss Anna Green1?**s director of the teaching renter of the District j lt?'d Cross. Women who have had ? any experience in nursing and those who have taken the home care ? of the sick course are urged to ap I ply for service at 1410 G street northwest. EVERYBODY INVITED TO DANCE AND SING Entertainment at Central High to Be "At-Home" Affair. ? 'brist mas carols will b*- enroled, Christmas wishes will l?e wished. snC other celebrations of the season will ? e celebrated at the Christmas Five dance and Community Center sing in Central High School, under the aus pices of the Community Center of that s. hool. December 23. fc. very Petty In the Fnited States and I 'the world at large Is invited," Mis.*. I Alice Pollock. In charge of the Central High School Center, started Insti ! night. But everybody in the Dis-! ti ? is especially requested to be | ; present," ? Ithyihmic solo dances will be given! I by Mies Holder Morton and Mi.-- Flora ? Kali- A se?era! Christmas 'at home'' : entertainment will be staged, and the tap for the climax will be community Christmas singing and a "get-to??eth er" dance. G. P. O. NEWS NOTES John O'Neill, M? J. Seenne!. Mm C. A. Robbin?. Mis? Catherine H?) 1er. J. U Kaune, D. S. McConnel. J. ?. Beck, and W. II. Cam? were detailed from th? hand section to the dar proofroom Saturday Edward Ryan, of th? ruling section, reports hi? inability to come to work yet, owing to the serious Ulne?? of hi? daughter The monotype night chapel, at a ?pecial meeting Saturday nicht. pa??ed resolution? of respect to Arthur F Tucker. ? copy of which w?a ordered pre?enied to the family. The Printing Office will be clo?ed Tue*d?y and Wedne?d?r, but thi? column ha? attained |uch momentum that a contlnuou? performance ia nece??ary. ?o you will And It here a? uaual on each of these day?. The pamphlet binding section on the third floor will cel?brete Christ - maa with a handsomely decorated tree Mond?)* night. Everyone will get ? present? except the foreman and assistant foreman. Oliver Graf, linotype operator on 'the night force, handed the writer a piece of paper Saturday morning a? he ?tarted down the ?tep? at the end of a perfect night. OH?er turn? in considerable fooliahnesc, but the following I? a little out of the ordi nary. Read it: ?Merry Christina?, Dixie Wife and I ?re off for a week? stay In God? country ? Missouri ? where. beeide? mules, fearless and initiative states men, good linotype operators (ahem'i, ' and houn' dogs, they raise contempt j for profiteer??dern em. ?II?of the type that flouriihe? In Washington? ?the kind who give you a short pound I of canned butter and a few pennies in exchange for a dollar." All right, Oliver, hurry back. j Mr?. C W. Radley was taken to Baltimore ?Friday tor an examination previous to submitting to radium treatment. , Albert E I>oe. jr.. ?. an .mergeocy monotype operator on the night fer?? Mr. Doe wa? previously employed In the ?am? capacity but for the past few month? ha? been In the aviation section. The lady feeders In the da? section are getting ready for th annual community r"brtatmas with ita myriad of tin horn? Jack ln-the-boxee, and monkeys on yellow ?ticks. Everyone get? his hsndont. even Cap Cnieholm and the ? ? come down to llH p?e??room and ?*?*' theirs. It isn't the value of the gif but something Juet to let you know you're not forgotten ?nd to keep you In touch with Vuletide. John Kllrov. of the foundr? force. 1? ?pending the hollda>? In Alhaay N. y Ml?? A Mateer ha? Ju?i returned to work in the blank book division ?fter ? n ?bftence of nearly three months, during ?which ?he nursed ? brother who wa? ill 1'pon tbe deeth of the brother Ml?? Mateer returned to her olii place in Mr. Rledl* section Thorns? GafTney. of the mrhi f.r-n floor bindery, will celebrate .the ho!> d?ys on "the spot," otherwise known as Philadelphia Benjamin A L.neback g ? ? a or. J. B Moulton. H F Kleukenahroe fer, J T. ElletL Charle? W. Bnd?e!, A. F. Harrington, and James ? Fnck were deteiled from the Job ????ciion to the proofroom Saturday Mrs M Alfred of the fifth ftoor bindery. I? ?pending the holld?y? In Brooklyn with her son James A Mulroe. a meaaenger in the job ?ection. has been detailed t? the proofroom. Bureau of Engraving-Printing Notes'^ it Geoiy-e A Hern?n, of the plate printers* executive committee, will leave tonight to spend the Christmas hoi i day 3 with hip mother in Boston Or. his ?ay bach he will visit In New York I-oc-tN 5 ;-nd & of the Plate Printers* G????. On Saturday I wem ber 21. 1?1R. Mr* W. H. Scott died st her home. 4C?3 Eighth street northwest, after ser-?-al : weeks of illness Mrs. Scott, who was Catherine Liston prior to her mat ?~i-ice. wan her husband's assistant in the bureau up to that time. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday. .De cember ?4. at 9 a m., at t?he Sacred Heart Cnurch. Fourteenth street and Park road Thr^e children survive her. There will be a reni Santa Claus in section 1? on Monday if present plan* tarry. William Minard. J. C Reavta. Harry Kibe! and Oet-rge Goldsmith compose ihe committ-r-e in charte of the festivities Chris Murr, piste printer, intende to j visit Chica no. his home town, during . the Christmas *?o1idave. Mis? Kduh Stroman section 1*5. ' night force, is ill with the influen?a. M iss Rote ? usey, p ? mber? ng divi? sion. is on leave for the remainder of this year. Harry Peterson, piate printer, enter tj.ned a couple of wounded soldiers from Walter Reed Hospital by taking them for a fine auto ride last week The party visited Mt. Vernon. where a tint chicken dinner was enjoyed, ana returned to the hospital after riding through Rock Creek Park. The boy? can stand a lot of this sort of ente** tamment. Who'll be the neat? Christie Dickenson. wettteg divi sion, will spend Christmas with her parents in Prince -George County. Ollie Veihmyer is very popular with hie assistants. They yep thoughtful ly gave him a couple of pairs of socks and a necktie Ollie will be all dressed up for the holidays. Thomas Sullivan and Fred Smith. Loth plate printers, are enuring them beiver? during the holidays Both ai on leave. Miss Helen Stewart is ?-. i?orted on the s.ck list in the wetting division. iv*niel J. Lee. custodian of tools m the machine division, spent a few days at home last week with his family. He has not b^en feeling well of late and said he needed a ?rest. Pan works pretty steady. Btckneaa is the cause of Stuart McCabe's absence from the carpen ter shop. Now that the war is over. E. Leahy, of the machine division, is contemplating organizing s bowling team. There are a lot of mighty good bowlers in his shop and under his superb coaching they can be counted upon to put up a good fight for the flag A. Clcapof of the plumbing shop ia visiting his brother In South Carolina for two weeks. Influenza beaten once more. Rob*. Hanneman. machina?, after two weeks' absence, baa returned to his work p? the machtea chop. James W GcsaforC plate finisher, engraving division, ts some "auto" I fixer and keeps all the cars in his 1 neighboi h.'.'d in good running order during hi? spare time. Jin* pete all sorts of "thank?" for his good work and last week was handed a couple of fruit rakea, a timely handout. Maty A McDerraott. of the ex amining division, night force. Is In New Tork with her hero, who ht? Just returned from France. sirs. Ads G Peck, of the avetUnr division, is enjoying s vacation dur i liar ine holidav? _ Trouble always roma? in hunch??. Edward Rohm. one of the new em ployes in the ens-raving diviaion. ia ill at his borne with pneumonia while hi? fstber Is critically ill with the same. Mattu- Hammond. of m printing division. Is siri, at horn? with the influenza Miss Pearl Toune will ?p. nd he? riirietnia? with her parents in Mary land. Miss Young ia empl-v?d ifi the numbering division There ought to be suine reel smoke around Welter Reed li tal now The Piste Printer? l mon hse sent :6 000 Camel cigarettes ou' to the boys. A contribution of IS ?ents a month fr"m each printer makes this donstion po??ibl?. Nicholas J Murray, plate prister died Sunday. December UT, i*i|. at his residence MI Fifth street north esst Funeral srrangements hsve not been completed, but it ?s expect ed thst Brother Murrsy will h. buried in New Tork. hi? home t..wn. HOLD DOLL SHOW TODAY - Display by "Mother*' Crown at Room 412. Commerce Building The thirtieth annual eoli ? ? trill he given this afternoon ??* "Mother" Crown, in ? hare? of th*? ; Red Croas rest room of the ?>nsu* ?Bureau, for the benefit of the peer ?children of this city. Secretary Redfleld lias dir?- ted that room 412. Commerce Kuildmg be given over lo "Mother Craw ? for her display Dolls ha - * hasn donated by the rl*rks of the bureau land this years collection is r? - ported to be large and unusually attractif e SECOND WOMAN DIPLOMAT Berne - Mme. Rosika S? tiwi?? ? Hungarian ambsssadres? to twrHmtr-i land, is the second women to b? given a diplomatic mission, for Mm? Anatssle Alesievns Bitsenkn was tl.? Russian Maximalist d?-l? sate Brest-Utovsk. and ?iened the tres" with Germany there executed BAND CONCERT PROGRAMS G S. Mannt? Barrarte. Utwda? f**x*m ber S. IMS. it !Jd ? ? cert br ih? G s Mann* Bann ? William H ban trimas*. le* Mr. rwoom?m Marni. - The Unti of Mat I ? OfwTttite. lUvntocd'.Thnmaa BianpbntT' ... .. ?-??* AetV-rtloD. ? l?a Trm?iaTa ? ?t?? WaJU. "?t??? Im* Lsh* (al HmtiMl? (bi lBt?nM>ran. -fnnei ?? Km MseWU "Sona- td th? Old Kolk?. ??*-' Mann** H.ian. The Hall? f Mea? cuma. Thr ?tea SpancM Ba?r?*r " Omml b* th* C 1*. Mdeft?' H *mr Band ntebsttra *-tar.t*? 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