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ON AIR SERVICE House Takes First Definite Step Toward Separate Establishment. The first definite step toward? sep arate air service was taken yester day by the Hoove Military Affairs Committee, which appointed a sub committee to hold hearings and rath er data in connection with legisla tion for this purpose. Several bills1 providing for a distinct department j of the government to have Jurisdic tion over all governmental flying ac- i tivities are pending before the com mittee. Representative LaGuardia. of New York: wV> saw active service with the American Flying Corps on the t Italian front during the war. is chairman of the subcommittee. The other members are: Republicans Fuller, of Massachusetts; Morin. Pennsylvania: Hull, Iowa; Demo crats?Caldwell, New York; Fisher, Tennessee: Olney. Massachusetts. Mr. LaGuardia hopes to complete the hearings and put the legislation through the House before resigning to assume the position of president of the board of aldermen of New j York. January 1. Acting Secretary of War Orowell. the first witness before the sub committee today, stronpfy favored a united air service, basing his posi t-on on the result of the Investiga tion made In England. France and H*hr by a War Department commis sion wlifch he headed. Navy Yard News Apprentice examinations are fn ?full swing in the yard this week. Subjects are arithmetic, spelling, theoretical knowledge of the trade, penmanship, reading and blue print reading. A. S. Kemey. of the torpedo tube ahop. is spending a few days gun Aiing in Maryland for rabbits. ^ J. L* Hoffman, of the coppersmith shop, is enjoying a week's leave visiting friends In Western Penn sylvania. Raymond Hayes, of the tool shop, has been experimenting with the tonsorial trade for a few weeks and the results are quite evident. W. T. Burke, of the miscellane . ous shop, has returned from a short I visit with friends in Baltimore. ? John Nugent, of the east gun I carriage chop, has returned from a few days' gunning in Virginia. Former Police Commissioner J. Edward Shinn. of the gun shop, entertained a party of friends at his home in Alexandria. Va. Among the guests were Lieut. Middleton. of the police department, Messrs. McComas. Wood and Henry, of the gun shop. During the evening tele grams were received stating that W. G. Betts and J. W. Torney re gretted being unable to attend the party. The party motored both ways in McComas' now Packard. R. Murray, of the torpedo tube shop, !s spending a few days of his leave visiting in Baltimore. ?T. E. Harrison, of the broadside ^bount shop, has returned from a Business trip to Cumberland. Md. J. M. Walsh, of the sight shop. Is enjoying this week-end in Rich mond. Va. O. A. Dobbins, of the boiler shop, has returned from a short stay in 8outhern Virginia. William Lynn, of the miscellane ous shop, is entertaining friends from Philadelphia this week. >teiT?*. Women'* and Children'* Felt Hoii?p Slippers for Christmas. $1.69.?HAHN'S.?Adv. Zzx r. t x. arygBdfoJO SPECIAL This Magnificent, Genuine Blue-White DIAMOND RING ? i . .? I "///. A Beautiful Christmas Gift Elfin Watch $19.50 Up The Watch of rep utation. Guaran teed 20 years. SPECIAL Ladies' Bracelet Watch $9.25 Guaranteed a per fect timekeeper. Quality Jewelry Co. 438 94 St ft W. i STEALS FROM TAILOR I WHO BEFRIENDED HIM ?Nathan Bummers, a tatlor. at MM U street northwest, took compassion on Clarence Schofleld, a negro youth with a bad reputation, and gave him employment to help him reform. The boy repaid his kindness by stealing a coat, sweater .and fountain pen from his benefactor. And that was not all. He visited the university clubhouse and stole I the ^overcoat of his friend, Lewie I Branch. Judge Hardlson gave gcho fleld a practical lecture in four [words?one year in Jail. Acb to End Car Shortage. As many care of coal as the freight terminals can handle will be sent to the Central West to relieve condi tions In Iowa, Nebraska and other | States. It was announced at Railway i Director Hines* office yesterday. About 850 ca?*s are now going to this region dally from the East. $500,000 ASKED FOR WALTER REED - A . Congress Urged to Start $10,000,000 Project. Other Estimates. Among the estimates submitted to Congress for improvements during the coming fiscal year is a recom mendation of $?">00,000 as a start to ward the 110,000,000 project for Walter Reed Hospital, fit Elisabeth's Hos pital is down for an appropriation of *433.000, and Freedmen'a Hospital for 1 $147,000 The National Training Schoc* for Boys requires $4<l0u0 and Oallau det College for the Deaf needs $12,000. The engineer department will be able to use $1,039,550 for the tmpro a ment and car* of tha building* and (round* under It* auparYtaion. Re pair*. addition* and equipment for Government building*, total 000,000 Other Item* ar? a lodge and comfo t ?tatlon In Stanton Park, I7.<U0. flail houae In Eaat Potomac Parte. S200. 000; road construction, HOO.OOO; a *e.t wall. 000,000; We*t Potomac Park. 200,000: improvement* and car* of bathhouae and beach. fco.OOO. Millions Overpaid in War Contracts, Charge Charge* of overpa ,-ments aggregat. ing hundreds of millions In the set tlement of informal war contract* will be made in the report of th< House committee Investigating the War Department, It was learned yes terday At the request of Representative Graham, of Illinois, chairman of the committee, the Republican Steering Committee has agreed that the report and resolution containing the com mittee's recommendations be taken up in the House next Thursday. WOMEN'S TALE CONVICTS THIEF Accused of Larceny, Barton Is Confronted by Two Calling Him Spouse. John H. Barton, alias John H. Madison, it is charged, has two wives, and both of them testified against him before Justice Stafford in Criminal Division No. 2. yeater lay afternoon, where he was on trial under indictment of grand larceny. The Jury brought in a verdict of guilty and Barton wa*> committed to await sentence. Assistant District Attorney O'Leary. who prosecuted Barton, developed 1 111 ? testimony to the effect that Barton in the latter part of 1918 stole two S100 liberty bonds from his father in-law, Charles Wlgo. Carrie Bar on. his first wife, and Frances L*. Madison, who. It is charged. Barton married in Baltimore. December S last, both save testimony which helped to weave a net about him. D.C. APPROPRIATION BILL UP IN JANUARY The District appropriation bill will not be drafted until after the holi days, and hearings probably will be ?ield the second week of January. The House District Committee will b* in session Wednesday for half-and half questions. Estimates for the fis cal year, 193J, have already been sub mitted. Representative Charles R. Davis, of Minnesota, chairman of the sub-com mittee on the District, expresses him self as desirous of seeing the half and-half method of caring for the District settled by legislation instead of by the District appropriation bill. BIG PARCEL POST OFFICE IS OPENED The largest special parcel postofllce in the United States opened up Its fa cilities to the public yesterday on the workroom floor of the city postofllce. Six scales and p re-can celled parcel post stamp are features of this Christmas-time convenience. Postmaster Chance's "postofllce s la cart" is stationed this morning on j Vermont avenue, near the War Risk j Insurance Building:. With its stoves, j lights and lobby, it is a complete post office in miniature. Msj. Raymond W. Pullman. Superintendent of Po lice. will see to It that the postoffice is not held up for blocking traffic when II begins to circumambulate the streets during the coming week. The public is aarned by the city postmaster that faulty or tr-'dy in formation as to the contents of parcel post packages will resuit In delay and possible loss of indemnity, in cane of damage. ENFORCING TRAFFIC RULES DISCUSSEj Methods for enforcing traffic Ittlou wore dlscuraed yeeterday^nA < rnoon by Capt Albert J. Headier, of the traffic squad. before jrtembors of the public order 11?of the Wufaiarton Board or Trade at '4 luncheon in Harvey'* rwtairant Odotl ?. Smith. cHatrman of the committee, presided, and amony the ?umU were Commissioner Browntow. Maj. Raymond W Pullman, CM* of Police, and Mrs. Van Winkl*. h^ad of the ?.oraan'i bureau of . the Police department. Dr. James 8 Montgomery r poke on the work of the public order com m it tee. a. 4 * PU? Bit Destroyer Teadcr. A W.flOO-ton destroyer lender ro?Uaa more than SI.000.000 will be conntructod at the Bovton navy yard. Work vi begin at an early date. Secretary Daniels announced 3-esterday. Gifts for All Are Ready at Andrews ? The big store of Andrews is now overflowing with suitable Christ mas gifts that you will delight in giving. We have left no stone un turned in our endeavor to make this a memorable Christmas season in the minds of every one who has the wisdom to make their Christ mas gift selections at Andrews'. If you're having a "hard time" deciding just what to give, a visit to this big store will be a real mental refreshment to you. The large and varied stocks present practically an unlimited choice of expertly selected and suitable gift articles. Early shoppers are sure to get the best and with greater comfort? so be an Early Shopper. Gifts in Leather Ladies' Handbags Mocha Bag, one of the new oval shapes, made with a cov ered frame, with an inside swinging pocket and a beveled hanging mirror. Lined with self-colored fine moire. This comes in the new grays and beavers and looks f O A A like Duvetyne. Price, JOiVw A Pouchy Black Morocco Bag, trimmed with mirror and purse lined with fine moire silk. One of AA the new shapes so popular this year. Price.... *"?wv An English Saffion Bag lined with moire, made with covered frame, swinging mirror and a sep arate purse. This is a small pouch bag, com- PA fortable and dressy ^O.OU A Mocha Bag with separate mirror purse and made with a hand-engraved, silver-plated frame?one of those very smart thin frames you are looking for. This bag comes in the new grays and beavers, and looks AA like Duvetyne. Price vO.VvF $10.00 A Mocha Bag, very roomy, having a 5-inch frame, swinging inside pocket and separate mirror. Bag 8 inches deep. This comes in the new gray and beaver colors and looks like Duvetyne. Price, Chiffon Velvet Shopping Bag, 9 inches deep, trimmed with fine mirror and swinging inside pocket and fancy silk linings. This comes in black, navy, taupe and brown, and has the newest special snap (1A A A top. Price.... ^lU.UU Finest Chiffon Velvet Bag, pouch effect, 10 inches deep. Made with an unusually fine frame of the new ham mered Dutch metal; bag trimmed with swinging pocket and separate mirror. This comes in black, navy, brown and taupe; lined with self-col- 4 AA ored silks. Price Finest Chiffon Velvet Bag. made with an oval frame, inset with sccne from nature, showing a real butterfly with spread wings and real flowers in the background. This bag is trimmed with large mirror and purse; ?07 AA comes in black, navy, taupe and brown. Price, ?"!! Tourists' Cases Seven-piece Tourist Case, comprising ebony-finished military brushes, comb, soap case, toothbrush PA and case, shaving soap case and shaving brush. $ ( ?Ov Black Leather Tourist Case, containing two solid-back ebony military brushes, comb, toothbrush and case, metal mirror, soap box, shaving soap, shaving brush, tal- (in cum powder, bottle and nail file $1U Compact 15-Piece Gentlemen's Tourist Case, contain ing a stiff bristle, ebony military brush, comb, soap case, nail file, scissors, cuticle clippers, button hook, 2 glass con tainers, shaving soap, place for razor, tooth powder, (in talcum powder, shaving brush, tooth brush and case Black Leather Dressing Case, consisting of a beveled glass mirror, nail file, scissors, ebony-backed military brush, soap case, comb, shaving soap, toothbrush (1 A and case $14 Men's Traveling Case of black seal leather, fitted with a solid back, natural fox hairbrush, comb, nickel soap case, talcum powder, shaving soap, shaving brush, tooth paste, manicuring set, metal mirror, toothbrush and fa*}*] case / Gentlemen's Tour ist Case of excellent quality, double stitch ed, dark tanned leather, lined with buff-colored calfskin. Completely equipped with necessary toilet articles of un- (OC usual quality vvv Stationery Is Always Suitable Old English Fabric Boxed Paper, 24 sheets and 24 envelopes in two sizes?an unusual Cft/? value at VVV Crane's Linen Lawn?An excellent writ ing paper in every respcct, attractively boxed; 24 sheets and 24 envelopes to the box. Tints of light gray, pink, blue or lavender, and envelopes arc (O PA flower-lined. Price, per box. . . 4>?.JU Hurd's " Tuscany " Linen?A distinctly appealing paper with extra large deckle edge sheets of cither white or fawn tint. An attractive box, containing (O OP 48 sheets and 24 envelopes Whiting's and Cook's "Swagger" Box Paper ? A novelty stationery of pleasing uniqueness, in white, buff, pink, lavender, blue or gray tint. Box of 24 (1 H P sheets and 24 envelopes "Inter Line" Linen?An unusually fine quality box paper for the price. Choice of white, pink, blue or lavender tints?en velopes lined in a darker shade to har monize. Box of 24 sheets and 24 envelopes wVC "Happy ery in a hin envelopes Thoughts" Blue Birds of Happiness station gcd box containing 24 sheets and 24 50c Yuletide Greeting Stationery in an at tractive box containing 48 envelopes and 48 sheets?12 in white, 12 in pink, 7C ? 12 cream and 12 blue. Price, only I ?JC Fabrique Brilliant Correspondence Cards, 24 cards and 24 envelopes, assorted blue, brown, pink and lavender to the box; ribbon tied, gilt edges. Special Thorndale Linen?36 sheets and 36 en velopes ribbon-tied, and 18 gilt edge cards 52c 36 cn 97c La Papier Marquise?A French paper of unsurpassed quality. 96 sheets and 96 en velopes in assorted tints of dJO TP blue, pink and white Cretonette Fabric?24 sheets ami 24 en velopes in white, pink, blue, buff, "OO violet or gray tints. Special O&C Venus Perfect Writing Paper, 48 sheets, 24 cards and 72 envelopes; assorted colors; pink and white or blue and $1.97 vhite. Handsomely boxed. Pershing Lawn?24 gilt-edge cards, 54 sheets and 78 envelopes ot fine quality, in square, hinged cm- (1 AP bossed box V Louis XIV Deckle-edge Pap er in white, blue, purple and buff tints, with envelopes lined to har- AA monize; 24 sheets and 24 envelopes Colonial Ivory Gifts Cokmial Wory Toilet Sets?Colonial ivory 8-piece Toilet Sets ? Comprising comb, comb, brush and beveled mirror, tfJQ brush, mirror, buffer, shoe horn, nail ^1 1 file, buttonhook and knife V* * neatly boxed. Colonial Ivory Combs, 25c, 50c, $1, $1.35 and %i. Colonial Ivory Mirrors in various styles, (4, (4.50 and $6.50. Separate Pieces Colonial Ivory Nail Buffers, 6-in., from 90c to $3. Colonial Ivory Nail Files, Button hooks and Shoe Horns, 35c each. Diaries for the New Year We offer the complete lines of Excelsior and National Diaries. Diaries with lock and key to insure privacy. Covers of finest leather, $4.75 gold-edge leaves. Perpetual Diaries, in stout cloth binding Diaries in blue, black or red leather bindings rv. Telephone Pads, attractively designed and provide for 15 names and telephone numbers. Kach Japanese Ash Trays $2.00 $3.50 25c VoDand's Calendars ?for Dinners, Luncheons, Salads, 50c Each Kitchen Diaries, bound in oil- Q A _ cloth, with pencil attached 1920 Art Calendars . Suitably boxed for Christmas gifts. 10c, 15c, 25c, 35c and 50c Other Welcome Gifts First-Aid Emergency 1 C Cases, $1.75 to $10 Poker Sets, leather case; 100 chips and 2 pack- PA ages of gilt-edge cards, Pinochle Sets, in compact leather case containing 2 pack ages of pinochle cards, ? A PA score pcncil and pad .. W?wv Desk Sets Brass Desk Sets, composed of a 12x19 pad ?P PA and six brass pieces )j>DU Bronze Desk Set 16x21 pad, ink stand, pen tray, letter opener, hand blotter, calendar and letter rack. Walnut-finish Metal Desk Set, six pieces, pad 12x19 Leather Desk Set. 12x19 pad. triple let ter rack, ink stand, pen wiper, hand blotter and letter opener ... Colonial Ivory Desk Set, 16x21 pad. calendar, letter rack, letter opener, pen tray, ink stand and hand blotter Ladies' Leather Desk Set, gold; 7 pieces trimmed in $10.00 $10.00 $11.00 $11.50 $20.00 Desk Set with brass corners and 6 satin brass fittings: namely, a calendar, letter opener, large letter rack, hand blotter, double ink stand and extra large ?QA A A pad, 19x24. $0U.UU Miscellaneous Suggestions Bronze Book Ends from $4 to $6 Lmtkfr-I ? r 1 ? rd CVrttlnjr Table H? Handsomely incased in all the popular leathers and in vari ous size?. $10.00 Ladies' Writing Portfolios, comprising blotter, writing tablet, stamp book, address book, memorandum. In blu.-, lavender, pink and brown, and has lock and (1 Q A A key. Price JlO.UU Ladies' Black Walrus Leather Portfolios from <5 .00 to $30.00. Leather Brief Cases, black, brown or tan leather, $6.00 to $30.00. Brass Candlesticks. 35c each. Silver Bud Vases. 35c, 50c, $1.00 and $1.50 cach. Brass Clocks in various designs, suitable for dc*k or office, $3.00 to $13.00. Manicure Sets Seven-piece Manicure Set, in suede leather roll, $3.50 Suede Leather Case, with 9 Colonial ivory manicure fittings, $3.00. Suede Leather Manicure Case, fitted with 7 extra large ivory pieces, $4.00. Twelve-piece Leather Roll Manicure Set. with ivory fittings; decorated with black and gold. $950. R. P. Andrews Paper Company % 727-31 Thirteenth Street STORE HOURS: 8 A. M. TO 6 P. M. Phone Franklin 6060 Branches in Norfolk, Va., and York, Pa.