WAR RISK FORGE
TO BE PRUNED
Many Women's Places Will
Be Filled by 'Ex-Serv
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
ON SOVIET ARK
Wireless Says Berkman
Takes Leadership of De
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
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"
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
Some of Our Calendars
May Siill Be Had at
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?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
A Very Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
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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. The
man who works with his head depends on the man who works with
his hands to produce the things upon which both must live. There
fore, both must work.
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are for the fullest use of both classes at?
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BOTH SIDES OF 7? AT K ST. "THE DEPENDABLE STORE' j
Clearance Sale of Men's & Young Men's
$32.50 to $38.50 Winter Suits
Suits that have been selling in our regular stock at the above prices
have been repriced to move them out quickly?a clearance sale that offers
thrifty men unusual savings on garments of correct style and worthy qual
ity. They are of Wool Cassimeres, Cheviots. Tweeds and Worsted mate
rials, in the season's new shades and colorings, including greens, blues, etc.
Styled in nifty two-button double and single-breasted waist-seam and belted
all-around models. Sizes 32 to 42.
Men's & Young Men's Regular
$47.50 Overcoats Today, $34.75
This Season's Best Styles and Most Favored Fabrics
This sale will prove of supreme money-saving interest to
men and young men who want the same high-grade clothing they
have always worn at the same low price they have always paid.
The overcoats in this clearance lot are made of warm, sightly
materials and are full of style. Every garment carries our guar
antee for quality, tailoring and service. Choice of a number of
the season's smartest models, in the most desirable colors and
effects. Sizes 34 to 42.
First FloorwDirtlgkt Clothes Msre fnr Men.
Special Sale of Boys' Crompton
They're the Crompton "All-Weather" Corduroy Suits?
kind that combine real service and dressy appearance. The
material is of an unusually durable character and in a serv
iceable shade. They have been faultlessly tailored, in a
smart Norfolk belted, slash-pocket style that will appeal
to both the boy and his parents. Full lined and taped
Knickerbocker pants. Sizes 6 to 17 years. Exceptional
value at $8.75.
Boys' Long Winter Overcoats, $18.50
Former prices up to $24.75. Full-length styles, in form-fitting, double-breasted, belted models;
made of dark fancy Kerseys and Cassimeres. Sizes 9 to 18 years.
Boys' $3.00 Knickerbocker Pants, $1.89
Boys' Dark Cassimere Knickerbocker Pants, of winter-weight materials; full cut and strongly
made. Sizes 7 to 17 years.
Boys and Girls' Play Suits, $1.69
Indian Play Suits, for boys or girls. Sizes 3 to 14 years. The outfit includes feather head
Boys' Blouse Waists at 89c
Light Tan Khaki-shade Cotton Blouse Waists, with collar attached; finished with pearl buttons;
top pocket and patent self-adjusting elastic waistband. Sizes 6 to 15 years.
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