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WAR RISK FORGE
TO BE PRUNED Many Women's Places Will Be Filled by 'Ex-Serv ice Men. Mora than l.tOO temporary and con tract employes of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, the majority of whom are girls. will receive notice within a few days that their serv ices are no longer required by the government. as a result of the biggest shake-up in personnel in the history of this governmental institution. This reduction, which is only the first of a series which will be made early in 1930, Is expected to brins the clerical force, which numbered 14.U0? on November 1, down to 9.000 fi or before July 1, 19Q9. These wholesale cuts in the num ber of female employes of the bu reau are being made partly as a re sult of a decrease in the work of certain division# and partly in ac cordance with the general plan of t.he bureau to bring all its employes under the Civil Service regulations, which provide that permanent ap pointments may only be made where employes have taken Civil Service tBBts and been duly certified as com petent clerks by the Civil Service Commission. Service Mfa to Fill Plaees. The places of probably 1.000 of the girls who will be permitted to resign early in January, it is understood, will be taken by an equal number of j ex-service men who have qualified by , civil service examination for the posi- j tions to be vacated by the girl war workers, many of whom, although ! they have been with the bureau since | its establishment, have never acquired : civil service status. The Bureau of War Risk Insurance j has always had a \ery large clerical force, but this force is small in com ARMY CHIEFS CONFER ON PEACE TIME FORCE Mean* for putting the United States army on an efficient peace-time bams will be studied at a conference of all departmental and divisional com manders which was called by Chief of Staff March yesterday for Jan uary 12 In thi? city. War Department* plans and policies for the training, distribution and ad ministration of officers and enlisted personnel and other important re organization problems will be taken up. Qnebrmdio Destroyed in Strike. Seven thousand tons of quebracho, a tanning extract, were destroyed in an agrarian strike in Argentina, calbes received here from Buenos Aires yesterday stated. parison with the personnel of private insurance companies handling busi ness for a much smaller number of policyholders, it is said. Approximately' 1.000.000 service men have retained their government in surance by paying their premiums tach month, while thousands of those who permitted their policies to lapse by reason of temporary unemploy ment or ignorance of the fact that this insurance could be kept up after the war. are now bein? permitted to reinstate their insurance. Eipfft Many to Br Reinstated. As a result of the liberalizing of the provisions relating to government insurance it is believed that perhaps a million or more policies which are now inactive will be reinstated by the holders who wanted their policies paid in a lump sum instead of in long-drawn out installments. Improved methods of handling cor ! respondence have recently been made by Director R. (J. Cholmeley-Jones | which will make it possible to give each policy-holder a specially dictated ! letter, except in rare instances. Only I in case of great rush, it is stated. I will letters of ex-service men in the | future be answered by form letters! | or form paragraphs. TRANSFER AT SEA MAY SAVE LIFE Engineer of Freighter Oper ated on Aboard Trans port After Adventure. New York. Dec. 26.?The story of the transfer of a desperately sick man from a freighter to the American transport President Grant during a terrific gale at sea amf in the dark ness Just before dawn was brought ;o port by the president Grant today. The transport, which was battered by heavy seas all the way across, brought G51 soldiers from B^est and th sick man. He is Ignace Manoun, one of the engineers on the freighter West Hadley. On Tuesday the President Grant picked up a wireless message from the freighter, asking her to take off Manoun who was seriously ill. The waves were rounding as high a* the ship's upper works and the captain tealized that a transfer would be a hazardous affair, but nevertheless he called for xolunteers and five seamen stepped forward. A life boat with the five sailors and a petty officer was launched. The tiny craft made her way to the West Iladlev** side after heroic efforts as I the ships did not dare to approach I close together. Under the .glare of I rockets fired from both ships and with I the seamen almost hidden at times by flying spray. Manoun was let down over the freighter's side. The dangerous trip was finally com pleted and a IT. S. army surgeon took Manoun in hand. Despite the tossing of the ship Manoun was rushed to the ship's hos pital and the operation was per foi med. When the transport arrived Manoun was transferred to the Ma rine Hospital in Brooklyn where it is said he will probably recover. MRS. DEWEY VISITED; FOLLOW NAVY CUSTOM Following a custom of years' stand ing, Secretary of the Navy Daniels, Chiefs of the Departments of the Navy, and members of the Navy General Board paid their respects to Mrs. Dewey yesterday, the annlvesr sary of the birthday of Admiral Dewey. The officials had luncheon with Mrs. Dewey. During Admiral Dewey's lifetime and after his retirement, the high of ficials of the navy called on him on each birthday, and these visits have been made to Mrs. Dewey since the admiral's death. BOSTON BIDS FAREWELL TO 800 BARRELS OF RUM Boston. Dec. 26.?With 900 barrels of New England mm tucked away in her hold, the" steamship lAke Ellsbury Was heading eastward into the Atlan tic today, bound for Constantinople and Smyrna. The departure of the ship marks the opening of regular service be tween this city and Black Sea ports. The rum. it Is understood, is con ?liiiifil to firms in TuiKcy. Cabinet Meeting Postponed. The regular bi-weekly meeting of President Wilson's Cabinet was post poned yesterday because of the ab sence of many Cabinet members. Attorney General Palmer and Sec retary of Commerce Alexander went to th? White House under the im pression a meeting was to be held. They chatted a few minutes and left. Aik $20 for Automobile. Atlantic City. Doc. W.-Thc police are holding five men, who say they live-sin Philadelphia. The prisoners are suspected of stealing an automo bile belonging to the Kramer Wood working Company, Inc. The five men were trying to sell the car for $20 when they were taken into cus tody, it is alleged. REDS TRACTABLE ON SOVIET ARK Wireless Says Berkman Takes Leadership of De ported Radicals. The 249 "Reds" being deported to Soviet Russia on the army transport Buford are contented and everything on the vessel is running smoothly. Gen. Hlnes. chief of the Army Trans port Service, was Informed yesterday by radio from the Buford, now on %he high seas. The radio reveal* that Alexander Berkman. who, with Emma Goldman, was classed as the most dangerous alien radical in this country, has taken the leadership of the "Reds'' on the "Soviet Ark." The wireless said the commanding officer of the vessel communicates with the "Reds" through Berkman. The Buford's course now In south ward for the Azores, in order that , rough seas may be avoided, the mes sage said. The "Reds" are allowed on deck for exercise in the morning and afternoon. They were reported to be "obedient andv respectful." 5,000 Bondholders at Death Left No Clue to Valuables During the year-ending June 30. 1919. 11,247 persons reported losses of Lib erty Bond*, war saving and thrift stamps aggregating $3,904,000. accord ing to Treasury Department figures yesterday. Of this amount only $444, 000 was recovered. There were 5,433 claims by relatives of deceased bondholders, who died without divulging where bonds and thrift stamps owned by them were | kept. Some of Our Calendars May Siill Be Had at Most Dealers. ^2 It Your Dealer Cannot Supply You Write or Telephone Us. \> FROM BABY? ?the King of the household, to Granddad, well on in years, all carry their burdens lighter at this season of the year? CREAM OF ICE CREAMS Of course, is but partly the cause?STILL, it helps busy holiday hostesses by its conven ience and sureness to please, and its unfailing ease of digestion?three points every hostess must heed. A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year To All J3T PHONE vg 48QO ?-We promptly deliver quantities of ONE-HALF GALLON OR MORE Direct to Homes--- Whenever You Say t ' f ' Chapin-Sacks Manufacturing Co. M and First Sts. N. E. M and First Sts. N. E. I S U N I \ 2s- > li Hi R) ?! li ta i P Officers: CHARLES C. fiLOVEn. President. MILTON E. AILE9, Vkf President. UII1IAN J. FLATIIER. Vice President. JOSHVA CTAITI, Jr, CmUcv. ATOJT N. KET1M, ROBERT T. FLEXIMG, Assistant Cashier. GEORGE O. VAW, ?( MANKIND, in order to live, must consume; in order to consume he must produce. Therefore, in order to live, he must pro duce ; in order to produce, he must work. The man who works with his hands depends on the man who works with his head to furnish him the opportunity to work. 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