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Black, Crowder, Goethals,
-Gorgas, Hines and Jer
% vey Recommended.
March announced yesterday
h^t recommendations for the
a5*rd of the distinguished service
mwlal to six major generals, now In
^The names of the generals and
tfcftjr service for which the award
1* proposed are:
fltfaj. Gen. William V. Black, chief
ojfejfcngineers. U. S. A., for especially
ijyltorious and conspicuous service
i^fT^nr.ing and administering the
e^^ineer and military railway serv
i<* during the war.
4BaJ. Gen. Enoch H. Crowder.
Jyfce advocate general. U. S. A., for
?Socially meritorious and conspicu
ojjfr service as provojt marshal gen
eral in the preparation and opera
te** of the draft laws of the nation
during the war.
jtfaj. Gen. George W. Goethals. U.1
retired, for especially meritor- 1
iopft and conspicuous service in re
offfcniung the Quartermaster De
p^nlm-nt and in organising and ad
ministering the Division of Pur
ees*-. Storage and Traffic, during
iflRfrj. Gen. William C. Gorgas, U. S.
retired, for especially meritorious
s?*vice as surgeon general of the
aJMi> in organizing and administer
,TE? the medical department during
tfifcr war.
jBlrig. Gen. Frank T. Hines, U. 8.
A'Jrfor especially meritorious and
eflttepicuous service as chief of em
barkation in organizing and admin
i?B?ting the embarkation service
ditfung the war.
--Vaj. Gen. Henry Jervey, U. S. A..
fWCespecially meritorious and con
spicuous service, as director of op
ons. general staff, and as as
sistant to the chief of staff in pre
p9)ng and executing the plans in
volving the mobilization of per' l
*o*nel during the war.
Two DUiaion'* ( ananlllia<.
Casualties of the Thirty-fifth and
"RJfchty -ninth divisions were an-'
n^Jqnced by Gen. March to be re
spectively, 171 officers and 4.086
196 officers and 5.727 m?^n.
March also disposed of the
rftoort that the French army was
taking over a part of the American
sector in occupied German territory. '
Ha said that no such official infor
mation had come to the War De-1
Itfen slated for early discharge
ffQzn American camps and overseas
u?i(s now number 1.005.239. Actual
discharges in United States camps
now number 533.334 men and 35.409 !
After Turning Out 10.000,000 Ar- i
tides Women Stop Work.
Cease knitting!
This order sent out from the Red I
City Responds Generously to Appeals in Be
half of War Sufferers; Churches Will Join
In Campaign Today.
Guarantee of how spontaneous in
terest Is in the local Jewish Relief
drive to gain this city's $60,000 quota
was evidenced at the Capitol yester
day afternoon when a number of
Senators and Representatives In
formally formed a "contribution club"
in this fund's interest.
It wa3 all provoked by a casual re
mark of Gua Karger, former president
of the National Press Club, who was
talking to Representative Nicholas
Longworth. Mr. Karger, who has
proved an enthusiastic worker in be
half of the Jewish fund, happened to
mention the progress of the drive
which was opened here Thursday
night by a mass meeting.
Form $50 Club.
"Yfcs, I subscribed to the fund in my
home town." Representative Long
worth answered. "However, I believe
the fund so worthy a one that Irwould
like to subscribe another $50."
Aboiit this time Representative Mad
den. of Illinois, happened along the
corridor. Learning of the topic of
conversation he immediately sub- j
scribed $50 himself and suggested the j
formation of a ^ club.
Whereupon Senator Warren Harding,
of Ohio, and Representatives Medill >
McCormick, of Illinois, and Samuel i
E. Winslow, of Massachusetts, also!
promptly joined. Then Senator Wil- [
liam B. McKinley. of Illinois, joined i
the group and as the members re
fused to let him ofT with a contribu
tion of $50 he promptly put his name j
down for $100.
With the ante raised to $100. Repre
sentative A. J. Sabath. of Chicago,
came in making a total in this few j
minutes of $450 for the fund. Since
the mass meeting Thursday night,?
Cross headquarters yesterday to the
964 chapters of the organization and
as a result thousands of women who
have turned out millions of sweaters,
socks, mufflers, helmets and wristlets
for our soldiers and sailors will stack i
their needles. An inventory of the :
stocks of knitted articles in reserve |
at Red Cross division and camp ware- j
houses shows there is a sufficient
quantity on hand* to meet the needs)
of America's fighting men in this
country and Europe, and those of the
Red Cross commissions engaged In
civilian relief work abroad. Hence
the order of the patriotic women of |
America to discontinue their knitting
Knitted articles now in process of i
construction are to be completed as |
rapidly as possible and turned In to
the chapters, which have been in- {
struct* d to issue no more yarn to j
workers. The woolen garments pro-1
vided by the tireless fingers of Amer- |
ica's women added materially to the}
comfort of the country's defenders, j
especially during the period follow- j
ing the mobilization of our fighting j
forces. Practically every man that j
\fent overseas, as well as those who j
remained in the country's training
camps, was supplied with these com- I
forts. More than 10.000.000 knitted ar- 1
ticles were turned out by Red Cross
workers in the seventeen months pre-I
ceding the signing of the armistice, j
On All Our
Suitings and
This enables you to save
one-third the cost of Suits
and Overcoats during our
Clearance Sale
All Work Done in Our Own Daylight Workrooms
By Expert Union Tailors.
Jos. A. Wilner Co.
Custom Tailors
Cor. 8th and G Sts. N. W.
$10,000 has been raised by the group*
of teams which have been canvass
ing the city. This makes a total of
135,000, or a little more than one-half J
of the National Capital's quota.
The second day of soliciting by Jew- j
Ish women in Washington's theaters, !
hotels, department stores and at prom
inent street corners was even more
successful than the flrst, a substan- j
tial sum being reaped in.
There will be no meeting of the,
executive committee today, but there J
will be one tomorrow morning in the i
office of Chairman Simon Lyon, at
which subscriptions will be checked j
over and a new pten of activity ar- !
ranged. It Is ex pic ted that appeals
will be made this morning and eve- j
ning in churches throughout the city |
!n the interest of the Jewish drive.
LUt of Contributor*.
Young people, who are working for I
the drive, are devoting their time to
making the dance, to be held tomor- '
row evening, in the Old Masonic;
Temple, a huge success.
Contributors over $100. follow:'
Woodward and Lothrop, $1,000; Na-1
than Musher, $1,000; B. Rich and j
Sons. $300; Charles Schwartz. $150; Al- |
bert Sigmund, S. N. Meyer, S. H. |
Reizeru?tein, Alex. Hecht, Alexander'
Wolf. Harry 8. Wolf. C. F. Fegley, ;
Gait & Brother, Maurice D. Rosen- ,
berg, Meyer Cohen, Catharine M. j
Werber and Arabella P. Moses, Rich- I
ard and Flora Lyon, Max Fischer, j
Isaac Behrend, Joseph Goldenberg.
12. F. Droop & Sons Co.. Old Dutch j
Market. Gustave Erlebacher, Harry j
Sherby. G. Oppenheimer, Senator
William B McKlnley, Representative
A. J. 8abath, Stephen P. Spitz and
Tillie ai d Fannie Mayer, in memory
of their parents, $10 each.
Those in Federal Service;
Get Same Salaries As
Year Ago.
Ignoring the plea of the National j
Federation of Federal Employes, the I
subcommittee of the House Appro-1
priations Committee has decided to i
report in favor of $120 increase over;
basic pay for government employes j
instead of the $.">10 increase asked for
by the federation.
This Is the same increase allowed
last year, and will apply to the fiscal
year beginning July 1. 1919. The House ;
Appropriations Committee will, it is
expected, approve the report of the
subcommittee, and when this is done
little or no trouble is expected in J
getting the Senate and House to adopt i
it. even though the federation con- ,
tinues to press its demands for the,
$360 increase.
However, the subcommittee, headed
by Representative Byrnes, of Tennes
see. will make a recommendation to j
the Appropriations Committee that a'
commission be appointed to study the
subjec t of the pay of government em- I
ployes. The subcommittee, it was
stated, will look for a broad and svs- ;
tematic readjustment of salaries by |
the commission.
The courses in home nursing and J
first aid which have been conducted '
by the Teaching Center of the District {
Chapter. Red Cross, will be resumed j
this week at the new headquarters.
1410 G street. Miss Anna Greenlees, J
director, announces. The home nurs- j
ing classes wijl be held on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, and the first !
aid classes will be held on Tuesdays j
and Thursdays. There will be morn
ing. afternoon and evening classes in j
each course.
The value of the courses has been
clearly demonstrated. Miss Greenlees t
Btates, through the excellent work !
done by the graduates in caring j
for influenza cases. Physicians, as
well as the general public, have learn- !
ed of the work of the women who j
have taken these courses, and the ,
Teaching Center is receiving scores of
rails daily for nurses to care for in
fluenza patients. With the marked
increase in the epidemic during the
past several days the demand for
nurses has been far In excess of the j
supply. All women who have had any
experience in home nursing are urged |
to register with the Teaching Center
it once for service, even if they can
?ive only one or two hours of their
time daily. *
During the past week seventy-five
r embers of the class in home nursing
completed the course and received
iheir certificates.
The Motor Corps is kept busy by
'.he return of influenza in epidemic ;
farm. Mrs. David Fairchild. captain of
he corps, reports that she received
in average of fifteen calls daily
throughout the past week for influenza
lases alone, and that many could not
!>e responded to promptly because of
lack of earn. Women who own ears
ind can drive them are urged to vol
unteer for this work. Applications
should be made to Mrs. Fairchild at
Motor Corps headquarters, Sixteenth
ind M streets. Cars are needed 1o
remove influenza patients to and from
the hospitals and also to carry nurses
from the Public Health Service offices
to the various homes.
The Salvage Committee, which closed
ts former headquarters at Delaware
wenue and C street northeast the
Jay before Christmas, will reopen in
ts new headquarters, 1214 Eighteenth
?treet, January 2. At the new he.fi
juarters the committee will receh'e
lecond-hand clothing which is gold to
;he poor. The new headquarters will
De in charge of a committee headed
jy Miss Mabel Boardmpn.
The past week was a busy one for
he Comforts Committee, since it
>layed Santa Claus to the soldiers in
he various hospitals in and around
Washington. Special entertalnrr ents
vere given and presents distributed
it Waiter Reed and SL Elizabeth's
lospitals and at the Naval Hospital
ind the hospital for the Marines at
^uantico. The celebrations at the
tfaval hospital and the Quantlco Hos
pital were under the direction of the
Cavy Department Auxiliary, of which
Ars. Josephus Daniels is chairman. |
Chicago Dec. 28.?Mrs. W. J. Gal
Igan flared up when her hat came
n contact with a cigar lighter. To
ight she filed suit against G. W. Mc
onald. druggist, for $25 to replace
he hat
Thousands Attend Celebra
tion at Plaza; Athletic
Contests on Program.
Athletic sports for men and
womeo were h?ld around the
municipal Christmas tree at the
Capitol plaza last night, which serv
ed as the rallying point for com
munity activities with soldiers from
various nearby posts and Washing
ton residents and war workers in
attendance. The guests of honor
were the members of the Govern
ment Recreation League, with a
membership of many thousands of
men and women war workers. Col.
George A. Ahren, secretary of the
Army War College, originator and
president of the league, was pres
The principal event was a tug-of
war between soldiers of Camp Hum
phreys, Va., and those on govern
ment detail in Washington. The
Boy Scout Hand furnished the music.
Soldiers from nearby camps par
ticipated in a 50-yard dash, medley
relay race, volley-ball game, "In
dian wrestling" match, "over and
over" relay racef( sack race and ob- j
staclc race.
For the glrla there hud been pro
vided an "over and under" obstacle
race, an "all up" obstacle race, vol
ley ball game and captain ball game.
The next festivities in connection
with the tree are announced for Tues
day night. The feature on that occa
sion will be general street dancing,
accompanied by a big military band,
the flrnt time such an event has been
held in Washington.
Yesterday afternoon the smaller
municipal tree toured the residential
district distributing molasses candy
among the youngsters.
Various Committees Will
Continue Inquiries Sus
pended for Holidays.
This week will be one continuous J
field day for Senate investigators.
By the end of the we^k there will i
be four investigations in full blast. I
according to present indications, with
prospects of one or two more.
The Senate Judiciary subcommittee,
which has been tracing German propa
gandists. awaits the call to resume
hearings. The Commerce Committee,
which relaxed from its investigating.
activities with the Christmas holidays, j
will probably resume its probe into j
the Hog Island .shipyard by the end j
of the week. The first of the railroad
hearings by the Interstate Commerce I
Committee has been fixed for Friday \
when Director General McAdoo is ex- :
pocted to testify.
An important series of hearings, to '
consider the labor problem, with spe
cial reference to the returned spldler,
is due to begin in a few days. John ;
L>. Rockefeller, Jr.. Henry Ford and '
Samuel Gompers are some of the nota- <
bles to be heard.
The coal hearings, which are being !
conducted by a subcommittee headed
by Senator V'ardaman. of Mississippi, i
are also expected to pet busy shortly i
after the Senate settles down to its |
regular work.
% Over on the House side, there are a i
few investigations on the docket. ;
Notable among these are the probe j
into the affairs of the National Securi- j
ty League and the packers.
Philadelphian Appeals to Police to
Locate His Family.
Without funds to continue search
for his wife. Sarah Mazzo, and his f
6-year-old son. Albert. Frank Mazzo;
last night appealed to the police to j
locate the pair, who disappeared from '
their Philadelphia home on December j
Mazzo has searched Baltimore for'
the last two weeks, he stated. He1
believes the pair are accompanied
by a Philadelphia man who disap
peared from that city at the same
time his wife left.
A friend told Mazzo yesterday that I
his wife was seen in a restaurant on ,
Second street, near Pennsylvania ave- !
nue northwest.
"I leave in a few days for Phila- j
3elphla." he told the police last night.
"I want you to find my boy. When .
I meet my wife and the other man j
[ will settle with them myself."
His wife is described as being 126'
pounds in weight, five feet seven I
Inches tall, and wore a blue suit when
last seen.
Bolsheviki Clash
With Polish Forces
London. Dec. 28.?A battle be
tween Bolsheviki and Polish forces
in the Dombrova district was re
ported in a wireless dispatch from
Moscow today. The outcome was
not known.
The dispatch also stated the Bol
sheviki had disarmed the govern
ment militia in the Ashaov district.
Humphreys' "Seventy-seven''
breaks up Coughs, Colds,
Influenza, Cold in the Head.
Catarrh, So re Throat, Quinsy,
Tonsllitlsand Crip. At all Druggist
N. Y. Are. Presbyterian Church
N. Y. Ave., 13th and H Sts.
9:30 a. m.?Bible School. Adult classes. Tte
story of 1918.
11:00 a. m.?Public Worship.
6:00 P. m.?Fellowship Hour.
6:45 p. m.?C. E. Vesper Serrice.
8:00 p m.?Public Worship. "Last Words." {
New Year's Ere, 11:00 p. ni. Yigiil*, musical
nd responsive.
Employe of Government Printing !
Office, who died at Camp Sheridan.
Former Government Printing Office ,
Binder pies at Camp Sheridan.
' The gold star in the bindery service
flag at the Government Printing Office
represents one of the first casualties'
from the contingent, Aubrey Allen
Mayo, who left his double-decker in i
the ruling section to go into the!
military service. Private Mayo was j
born and raised in Newport News.'
Va., where he was prominent in ath-!
letic circles, and at one time was of- !
fered a berth in the Virginia league j
to play profession^ baseball, but de
clined in order to come to Washing
ton to work for Uncle Sam.
He left his ruling machine wh^n he
received his call and went to Fort
Oglethorpe. Ga., and from there to
Camp Sheridan. Ala.
Aubrey Allen Mayo was a good
workman, a thorough union man, and
was well liked by all with whom he
came in contact. lie was a dr-votcd
son. and his parents and the bindery
mourn the loss of & clean-minded,
clean-living Christian boy.
He is survived by a mother, father
and a younger sister, who still live at
Newport News.
335,000 Passengers Enter,
256,555 Leave City in
Eight Days.
Hundreds of travelers Entered,
departed from and passed through
the Washington ITnion Station during
the eiuht days Just before Chri0tm?f
this year than ever before in a like
period or time in the history of the
city, according to the figures kept by
the I'nited States Railroad Adminis
A total of 2S6.5&5 persons arrived at
the station and S35.C00 departed, be
sides 223.631 persons who passed
through the station en route for other
destinations. The number stopping off
in Washington for the holidays was
32.924 and the net exodus from Wash
ington proper was 78.445, many of
whom were war workers who will
probably not return.
Hiiegiifce iBfrfiuM1 Fifty l*cr Cent.
Tho 111,369 tickets sold in Washing
ton during this period kave brought in
a revenue of 1731,998.23. The number
of pieces of baggage handled was 69.
030 and the number of parcels handled
lu the parcel room 27.780, an increase
of 50 per cent over a year ago.
One-third more meals were served in ,
the restaurants than during the same
period last year.
Owing to careful preparation prac
tically everyone who applied for sleep
ing car accommodations was accom
modated. Extra baggage transfer
forces were provided and Christmas
rtay there was no delayed baggage
left over in the station, as has gen
erally been the case.
The smoothness with which the bus
iness was conducted this year, ac
cording to the railroad administra- .
tion, is attributed to the fact that it j
was all directed by one authority ]
which co-ordinated the work of all (
the department? of all the roads. Com- i
plete information as to all routes was ,
obtainable at one office and there was
no confusion, as is generally the case '
where a large number of roads and
officials are working independently of
?ach other, considering the needs of j
their own traffic rather than that of i
the entire volume of travel.
Boston Doctors to Wear
Grippe Influenza Masks
Boston. Dec. 28 ?Doctors, nurses,
dentists and barbers are to be re
quired to wear masks while at work
In cU>sp proximity to influenza pa
tients, it was announced today by
Health Commissioner Woodward.
Xo general order is contemplated,
he said, to compel the general public
to wear masks on the streets. Charts
received from Washington and Chi
cago where the masking order was
effective, he said, indicated that the
order was of little value in checking
the spread of influenza.
Women Will Organize
Own Union, Say* Leader
Richmond. Va.. Dec. 28.?Women *
labor unions soon will be organized
if the present labor organisations
continue to oppose the entrance of
women workers Into industry. Miss
j Mary Van Kleeck. director of the
.Woman in Industry Service, told the
j American Association for Labor
Legislation here tonight.
| Criticising the action of the labor
I union at Cleveland in forcing con
I ductorettes off the street car lines.
Miss Van Kleeck said "the demand
of the men's union for their dis
1 charge is a danger signal."
A national eight-hour law for
women workers was urged.
11,601 MEN
Four Army Transports Due!
at Newport News Within ;
Next Few Days.
New York, L>ec. 28.? Four I'r.ited
States army transports, bringing 11.001 !
troops from overseas, are scheduled |
j to arrive at Newport News. Va.. dur- J
;ing the coming week, it was announced !
i at the post of embarkation tonight.
? The transporte are the Aerolus. with j
j 3.084 officers and men. due Tuesday;)
I the Ryjndam. with t.M? officers and '
j enlisted men. due Wednesday; the;
: Princess Matoika. with i.'.wrr. due
i Thursday, and the Antigone, with ,
2.668. due Saturday.
i The Mauretania is scheduled to ar- j
i rive at New York on Monday with!
j 2.o?53 artny and 3 navv men. Of this ?
i number 3.112 are of the 347th Infantry, '
j less Company H.
j On the Antigone, due at. Newport'
News, are 11 officers and 80 men of the |
j Seventy-sixth Division cadre, com- j
j posed of detachments from the 201st. j
| *Ed. 3<?d and 304th Infantry, 301st, (
, 302d and 303d Machine Gun Hattalion ,
| and the 301st Ammunition Train, all;'
I trained at Camp Devens. Fourteen 1
hundred and fifty-eight are members j
|of the Fifty-second Regiment. C. A.
iC., brigaded at Fort Adams.
Gothair Waiters Threaten
to Spoil New Year Eve
New York. Dec. 2S.?The New York
I Waiters' I'nion warned "White Light" J
patrons tonight against the reserva- !
tion of tables for New Year Eve at
hotels and restaurant/* which have not ,
complied with the demands of the
union. ?
The garcons warned that about 100
hotels, including most c?f the big onea.
and 130 restaurants, will be unpleas- ,
antly surprised? by a walkout?unless
the proprietors come to terms.
The waiters say they will be able
to tie up celebrations and service In*
all the leadinc restaurants and hotels
New Year Eve.
Mysterious Individual May
Have Killed Nicholas
Cicchino 5aturdav.
Working on the theory that Nicho
las Cicchino, employe of the Washing
ton steel and Ordnance Co.. who dis
appeared after work last Saturday,
has been murdered, police last night
instituted search for a mysterious in
dividual nick-named "Bluebird."
thought to have been the man who
owed Cicchino IJU.
Cicchino is reported to have declared
he would ret the I3u owing to him or
"get the man that owed it." '
Flad Blood) Shirt.
Finding of Cicchino's bloody shirt
yesterday led the police to include
murder In the theories of the mining
man's disappearance. J
Detective Serjeant McDufAe. of the
Eleventh Precinct, stated that this
"Bluebird," of whom any knowledge *
denied at the eteel plant, left during
the early part o: this week
Search for John Thomai, said to *>?
r friend of the unknown "Blucoird.
Is also under way.
Rnalt of Fradf
One of the theories of the disap
pearance of Cicchino was that he had
mixed in one of the brawls and been
Sterling E. Purdy. general foreman
of the section in which the miesinr
man was employed, last night denied
any knowledge of any fights or feud
at the plant.
He said that Cicchino had worked
through his trick on Saturday and
left at 4 o'clock.
Lieut. Arthur Johnson Enters Con
test for Gubernatorial Chair.
Jackson. Miss.. Dec. 21.?When
Jamet- K. Vardaman enters the Mis- /
sissippi gubernatorial race he is going
to find aligned against him one of the '
strongest comoinations he ha* ever
faced. L?ieut. Oscar Johnson, of
("larksdale, formerly of the Inited
States Army Tank Corps, one of ths
most prominent Delta attorneys and
one of the Senator's bitterest oppon
ents. has announced his candidacy.
Already a trio of strong Vardaman
men. Lieutenant Governor I>ee M.
Russell and H. E. Blakeslee. former
commissioner of agriculture. ha<?
thrown their hats in the ring. Profes
sor W. H Smith, prerident of the Mis
sissippi A. and M. College, i* tha
pnly other avowed candidate.
Vardaman's plans are still under
cover but Mississippi politicians ex
pect him to drop into line with his
announcement within the next few
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