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BODY RESUMES --I Special Commission Asked To Conclude Work Within 60 Days. MINERS WILL ACCEPT ?--1 Operators Seek Answer? to Questions Before Com mitting Selves. . -1 The President's special coal com mission fot under war a*ain yes terday with 150 operator? and an equal namber of miners In attend ance. Chairman Henry U. Robinson an nounced that the commission had been requested by the President to conclude its work within sixty days. In behalf of the miners. Acting President Lewis said they would ac cept without reservation the con clusion? of the commission. Chair man Thomas T. Brewster, of the scale committee of the central com petitive Held operators, said the op erators desired to have the issues clarified before committing- them selves. Among questions propounded by the operators to Commissioners Robin?"j\ White and Peale, and whici . ommissionera ?aid they would an swer later, are: 1. Will the award of the commis sion be final and constitute a con na?t bin.'.njc "pon both parties? 2. Will the commission in Its award nroviUe a method by which the con tract entered into may be enforced? 3. Does the commission understand that it has the authority, should the fa<-ts ?arrant such findings, to ad Just winces upward and downward, or between parties? 4. Will the commission immediately determine the cost of coal during the year 1*1?. and the present cost based upon the 14 per cent advance granted the miners, to determine fair selling prices, to be effective at once, having in mind the fair and rea sonable profit provided by law? &. Will the commission's awards as to the selling price of coal be made to expire simultaneously with the expiration of the Lever law? LIP READING BEING TAUGHT BY MOVIES Well. well, the moviea are doing It. Witnotit our will or conscious ness, they are uplifting us all and making of us better, wiaer and more accomplished members of the hu man rece. Yes. and doing it subtly, painlessly. I am not referring? to the so called educational films which show us habits of birds and the gTowth of a flower and the rivers of South America and China No. It's the other aort I mean ? the plays fhat lure us in with hints of pleasures and send us home quickened with fascinating bits of wisdom. For example, take the trick of lip reading which we're all Imbib ing from attendance at the motion picture show?. Subconsciously we learn to distinguish "yes" from "no." "villain" from "darling." when pouted or grimaced upon the face of any efficient screen actor. What's more? some of us become so skilled as to know when the foreign vil - lalness is talking East Side brogue instead of the Parisian French which the captions would have us believe to be her mother tongue. That one accomplishment, lip reading, is worth thousands of en trance fares to motion picture shows, it Is agreed. In this trick the nation is becoming more and more proficient Who knows? Per haps some day, when the rasp and roar of our great cities have dulled our ears, all of us cinema fans will thank nur stars that we're able to converse without uttering a sound. ?Film Fun. Wholesale Selling Price ot Beef in Washington Price? realized on Swift it Com pany'a sale? cf carcasa beef on ?hip mo r ta told ou: for period abown below, a3 published in the news papers, averaged as follows, showing Lie tendency uX the market; Week RANGE PEI CWT. A?? frite Ending rroai-Te fn Cwt May 17 May 24. May 31 .... lane 7. June 14. lune 21. lune 23. Inly 5. July 12. Inly 19. July 26 .... Aug. 2. Aug. 9. Aug. l?. A.g. 23. An?. 30.... ?bpt. 6-_ Sept. 13. Sept. 20. Jept. 27. Oct. 4. Oct. 11. 3ct. 18. Oct. 2S. Nov. 1. ?or. .8. Nov. IS. Hot. 22. 22.82 21.St 20.72 20. IC 18.53 18.98 , 19.81 18.79 19.34 19.SS 19.49 17.44 19.6S 18.46 1S.S9 17.59 17.99 16.95 17.01 16.60 16.11 14.95 16.44 1642 15.72 15.83 15.92 15.03 Hot. 39 14.74 Dee. 6.1. 15.71 See. 13.I" 15.49 De?, so;;;;;;;r;;;;;; n.86 Dec. S7 . m. >6?3 Jan- 3 .G . ?7-0* Jan. io.fio $aa $17.* Swift & Company U.S.A. WANT TO DANCE? Prof. Cala, Aawrica's Poteaaoet Dancing Mas ter, ese teseli rea ta? latest bauroom daaccs is a few leesena. if 70a cas t* UusM. He ia aa e-e?t by Mtoe ntakaca sui! Miss Hoosea, beta veil knoem tmeine of WaaklMWo. 't?raise, a (Mese/ at tea Rifktw?. Scheel W Daran?. Wie Raw Teck Ave. (bet. Ufa-lath) Oelj op*o-<late Dando? Acadeas? Boatti of Haw Tort; (Jtj. priest* lesiona any bear. TV. Opaa * a rn.ll ? Petworth'* Crazy Quilt School Is Described as Inadequate and Disfrace OO.NTUiXID ???? PAGg ONE. force the breaking strain. Some of the grades probably will be shifted to other schools. It already haa been decided to abolish the grade SA at this school la February, send ing it to Par* View, ten blocks away. In the. main or what la at present the administration building are eight class rooms, a teachers' rest I room, and the principals office, the two latter small rooms. Both these ! rooms now are used (or coaching classes of backward pupila The building la nineteen years old. but the class rooms are well ? lighted. However, there la no ade quate Indoor play space, there being only one small room In either side of the building?one for boys and one for girla?these la the base ment. The waahroom faculties here are Insanitary, theae being sum dent for oaly 10? pupils whereas the latest school populatioa figures in the hands of the principa? show 801 pupils. The washrooms are reached through narrow, dark pas sageways along which are two drinking fountains. In addition to the pupils In the administration building, children In the outlying buildings must use these, cossing out of the clasa room In all kinds of weather, and in cases having to walk more than half a block. Sense steely In Old Chnreh. The school property Is on the cor ner of Eighth and 8hepherd strele. Alongside the main building is ?mall church. In which two classes of very small children are taught at a time, thatl s, two In the morning and two in the afternoon. The class rooms are large bam-like rooms heat ed with only small wood stoves. The building is of frame construction. pebble dashed. Perhaps the worst conditions pre vail in what was a dwelling. Here two large classes of children daily receive their instruction amid dust and dirt. The little desks are lined up close together, with Just a small clearance in the corner where the teacher can stand. In some cases there are no aisles between. The ceilings are too low, and the air content of the room hardly sueient to give the pupils' lungs a healthy chance. The Herald repreentatlve remained at the school during the recess pe riod and saw children jam them selves up and down narrow 'stairways of frame construction which probably would be dangerous In event of a fire. Those on the second floor have to wind up the stairway and go to one side of the building to hank up their wraps and then double back over the same ground to reach the class room. There was such a jam there at this time that The Herald repre sentative could not reach either the class room or the cloak room. Lanka After Thirteen F"lrea. This house is heated by two hot air furnaces, with hardly more than a foot clearance between their topi and the first floor. The fire is tended by a Janitor in one of the other buildings, who has thirteen flres to look after. The janitor mannifestly cannot he constantly on watch at all thirteen places to prevent overheating, which causes fires. The school principal of this group has restricted the size of class? in this class of building. Classes In some instances are over crowded here. However, some chil dren are forced to go many blocks further to school?passing the Pet worth group en route?being assigned to the Park View, Wardman and Otis streets, and the Johnson-Powell, near Fourteenth street and Park road. However, the pupils cannot he sent such a distance, and they are kept out of school. At the pres ent Urne there la a long list of names of children In the section waiting for vacant seats so they can start their education. ?it In Aheen tees' Sea ta. Even In the main building, some children have not regular seats?at tending their classes by virtue of absenteeism. That is, there are usu ally absentees veery day, and the extra child takes the seat fiom day to day of some pupil who Is absent. There Is a total of twenty-o-te4 clashes being taught in sixteen class room?by the doubllng-up method. Classes which by law should be go ing a whole day are forced to take their Instruction in half-day doses. In some cases, during the very cold weather, the children who are un fortunate enough to be assigned to the classrooms In the dwelling have been forced to sit on the kitchen floor, which Is right over the top of the two furnaces, in order to keep warm. At other times it has been necessary to close the buildings, thus delaying the studies. Jsnltnr Hae Day ani Night Task. The Janitor who has these buildings to look after many times has to spend all night in order to keep up tne fires so that the children may go to their studies in comfort during the day. Even in mild weather he has to make a visit or two during the night to see that the fires are alright' and that there la no danger. For this he receives no extra compensation. The buildings were anything but clean from a sanitary standpoint. The walks and yards were not swept and loose paper was scattered around. In some of the rooms old desks and debris was piled up and several old Christmas trees were In the closets. There was an appropriation In 191* of STi.OOO to provide an eight room addition to the present eight room building, which would Include an assembly hall. However, before the money could be spent, mate rials went up and the bids for the construction were In the neighbor hod of $90.000. Efforts now are being made to get money enough to start this construction long ago authorised. However, now there Is a need for a twe?ty-four room modem~buildlng to properly accom modate the school population of the section. Even If Congress provides the Increased funds for the al ready authorized eight-room addi tion, there will be no relief from the crowded conditions. Under present plans there Is no arrange ment for the extra classrooms for the platoon or work-study-play plan, considered essential to every modern educational system which" everyone agrees the National Capi tal should have. TenimiT The Washington. Her ald will eall'nr the conditions anal pel?t eut the area, at the J. make S?he??, Foaitaeath aad Far mern streets, also la a growing sec tion of ?he elty. Ton Weight Hits Porter, Makes Lump on His Head Colorado Springs, Colo. ? Ivan Findley, colored porter at the Alamo Hotel, was standing in the freight elevator shaft at the hotel aad dial not notlee the big elevi* tor weight descending. The weight, which is more than one ton, struck him on the head. Ivan waa taken to the hospital, but outside of a larg? lump and a out his condition is not serious. S.;: GAS COMPANY MAY ASK RAISE Expiration of the Present Charges Likely to Bring Appeal (or Increase. -? - ' ? petition for Increased ras rat?? may be presented to the Public Util ities Commission within the next few weeks by th. Washing-ton Gas Ughi Company. "Before long we will ask for a con tinuance of present sates, which expire April l, er a higher ratei*" declared Howard 8. Reeslde, president of th* mmpariy, last night. The coming I. now making a study of labor and fuel conditions and sur veying costs of fuel, especially coal with a view to determining a fair re turn. , Although officials ot th. company would make no predictions regarding the amount which might be asked, it Is consider?! likely that a flat rate of tl per thousand cub? feet, or more, will be sought. Present ratea for gaa are 98 cents a thousand feet. Unless the Public Utilities Commission acts otherwise, the present rate will automatically expire In April. VIRGINIA BREVITIES. Richmond, Va., Jan. u.?Final hearings in the Virginia-West Vir ginia debt case began here today before Special Commissioner Rob ert E. Scott ? ? The litigation grew out of the separation of. West Virginia from Virginia at the beginning of the civil war and was finally decided by the' Supreme Court. The spe cial commissioner was appointed to determine the division and dis tribution of the funds. Big Stone Oap.?Dr. W. A. Baker Is heading a delegation of Wise County physicians who are urging upon the State assembly the neces sity for a bill limiting the duty for student nurses to eight hours per day. Lynchburg.?William Mann W ?od and Miss Mary (T?Ilespie. of Snow den, were married at Pedlar Mills, the Rev. J. A. Dunkum officiating. Pulaski? Miss Mabel Simpkins and Leonard Dishon wer? married at the home of the bridegroom*, aunt. Mrs. G. ,S. Hall. Winchester.?Many farmers in Frederick County have refused lo allow the red cedars growing on the premises to be cut down as an aid to saving of the apple crop. The county fruit growers' associa tion is preparing tu take legal ac I tion to compel the farmers to al low the removal of the trees. Danville.?News has been re ceived here of the death In Dur ham, N. C. of George J. Davis, na tive and for many years resident of Danville. Lynrhburg. ? Miss Christine Schmidthouser is recovering from Injuries she sustained when run down by an automobile driven by Arthur J. Burks, who will appear In court here January 19. charged with reckless driving. Brooke haa given 11.000 bond for his appear I ance. Winchester. ? Special taxes to? licenses of business houses were materially Increased by the finance committee of the city council to provide funds for the yea/. Winchester." ? Lawrence and Courteney Weems, who recently went to Vera Cruz, Mexico,? to at tend their interests in a sugar : plantation, escaped Injury In the [earthquake In Mexico according to word received here by relatives and friend?, Danville.?Carter Glass will ad dress members of the Chamber of Commerce here Tuesday night, when a banquet will be given In his honor. Onancock.?Miss Helen Kellam oi OIney was married to Irving Hart. Rlchmond.^Capt. A. W. Miller, Confederate and Spanish War vet eran, is a candidate for door keeper at "the House of Delegates. H. has been endorsed by veteran associa tions. Richmond.?The entire family of Everett C. Maynard wa? drugged [by burglars who entered the home at 2501 Hull street and ransacked every room. The loot of the thieves was $100. Her Friend Too Playful; Takes $2,500 Necklace New York.?Mrs. Helen Hamilton, who lives In the Hotel Albert, told Magistrate Sweetser In Yorkville court that a new acquaintance, Philip Kearney, 87 years old. of Brooklyn, she had met In a restaurant, had in a ? brief time become altogether too friendly with her. They started, out In a taxi on their way down town, she said, when Kearney playfully removed a JC.&OO necklace from around her neck and refused to give It back. Mrs. Hamilton said she stopped the taxi at Fourth avenu, and Fifteenth street and caused Kearney's arrest. Kearney spent the night at the Eaet Twenty-second street station. Magis trate Sweetser held him In" ?7,500 bail for examination. Gob Women in Overalls Paint and Scrub Church New Brunswick, N. J.?The mem bers of the Martlnsvlll. Country Club went into th. village? few day. ago to Inspect a lot on which they plan to build a clubhouse. On. of the things that nttrar.ted their attention was the Methodist chapel. It was their unanimous opinion that the meeting house needed painting. Th? paint waa bought, and shortly thereafter nine women and eight men, ted by Mrs. Harvey O'HIgglna. wife of th. author, appeared in overalls, and the work of painting the church wa. begun. After the building was painted the club members scrubbed th. Interior and washed th. win dows. Colds Cm? Headaches aad ralas Kereriih Headartus and tody pela? causes fra? a coki ara aoon rettmd hj tatdna LAXAT1V? BROMO Ql-ININs* Tablet?. Than is ont? sas "Bmmo Qtitnlne." y. w. QROVrS aisnatur? ?a Um bot. J* -ad?. One More European Loan Vital, Hoover Tells House Members OOKTWCEO raOat PAUS ONE. be asserted, will be recovered within from one to three years. Except for a comparatively amali area. Mr. Hoover stated, Europe will be able to feed herself this year. He expressed/ himsellf as being opposed to the United States paying the ob ligations Incurred by European na tions as a result of political, condi tions. "If any countries over there want to maintain such conditions they should pay for them," Mr. Hoover told the committee. Chance ?? Cool OaT. That the extending of aid to the stricken nations of Europe at this time will "give the world a little chance to cool off," was the way Mr. Hoover put the matter. Referring particularly to the eco nomie condition of Austria, the for mer Food Administrator said the terms of the Supreme Council at Paris virtually had made Austria a per petual beggar. "If polltuMl conditions In Austria are to rnegjpS her the mendicant uf Europe, and some one has to support these conditions, it should not be the United States. If we do pay this time. It should be made clear that it la the laat time." Recurring to the Austrian situation. which he said is "the worst of all Europe," Mr. Hoover said: "The need for food has become sq desperate that she has offered the famous art works in the national art galleries as security; but I am op posed to accepting them. I feel cer tain the United States would not de mand such a form of pawabroking. ' Money Is tarira*. Mr. Hoover said that from ?,???.??? to 17.000,000 in private charity is flow ing to Europe from the United States each month. Financial remittances, however, are the "height of folly," he said. "Money will not buy food where there Is none." Enormous frauds are being per petrated en persons in this country who send money or food to relatives in Europe, the committee was told. Itinerant dealers in foreign exchange, according to Mr. Hoover, take ad vantage of the average person's Ignorance of exchange ratea. In the sending of food also, he said, large numbers of Americans with relatives abroad have been swin dled. A score or more firms spe cialise iti food packages which they promise to deliver to the consignees In Europe. "The best of thes? packages we have found,'* said Mr. Hoover, "con tained about 17 worth of food and the seller Is charged $37 for It." To Handle Foog Like Moaey. To meet this condition. Mr. Hoover announced, there will be launched within a week a plan for food drafts, 'nder this plan, a person desiring to send food to a relative In Europe will pay his money over the counter of any bank In the country for a draft which will be good for whatever food it specifies when presented in any city in the stricken countries. 'From the signing of the armistice until July 1, the provisioning of Eu rope cost CJOO.OfO.flOO." said Mr. Hoover. "That was ? burden on, our government and the taxpayer? in one form and another. The I'nited States Treasury advan'-ed C.&TIJfO.oao to teed Europe But this yoar Eu rope will be able ilo feed itself by the exchange of geods. and credit* of ??,???.??? ?? |?0",000,??? from the United States." ? With the exception of Armenia, practically all the money loaned is recoverable, Mr. Hoover declared. He stated that feeding Armenia would be largely a work of charity. but expressed the belief that with a strong mandatory rtireetlng the destinies of these starving people, the credits extended for purchase of I food for the Armenian refugees ?would be protected. It Is costing (1.500.000 per month to feed the Ar menians, Mr. Hoover stated. Pelaad Fared Warnt. Poland was spoken of as the I "most appealing situation in Eu rope." She has had no outlet to the aea, pointed out Mr. Hoover, and being unable to establish a .system of exports, she could not make the economic recovery that other nations are making. Finland, the committee was told, needs help In re-establishing her exports, since she cannot barter with Bolshevik Russia, formerly the nation with which she had the greatest exchange of materials. The situation is hopeful In Czecho slovakia. Rumania. Greater Serbia and Bulgaria now have grain for export. Germany, with proper co operation from tii" Reparation Commission, can take care of her self. Hungary faces a bad situa tion, although within a radius of eighty miles from three nations having a surplus of food. Bel gium now Is taking care of her self, but will probaly need help to struggle through the winter. Graia Corporation at Head. Mr. Hoover told the committee he I deemed it advisable that the Grain ? Corporation be designated as the 'chief agency for extending the aid [contemplated, pointing out that it would only be necessary to broaden the powers of the existing organiza tion. Under the plan submitted by Sec retary Glass, and indorsed by Mr. ?Hoover, the loans would be advanced by the Grain Corporation out of the billion-dollar wheat guaranty fund, and would be used to establish cred its In this country. The best securities available would be obtained from the borrowing countries. Shower Bath, for Mulct. A coal company at Birmingham. Ala., provides shower baths for the mules that work In its minea and the mulea like It so much that coming from work they go under the arches of their own accord and wait for the water. POLITICAL DUEL WAGED BY WIRE Carter Glass and Will Hays Burn 'Em Up With ' Charges and Such. Right on the heels of the Jackson Day banquet, with the rift In ' the Democratic lute, came ? telegraphic tilt between Secretary of the Treas ury Carter Glass and WU1 H. Hays, chairman of th. Republican National Republican Committee. It opened th? day after the dinner. Secretary Glass wired Mr. Hay? on Friday, asking him If he had said the name of every buyer of Liberty bonds had been put on the Demo cratic mailing list for th. forthcom ing campaign On Saturday. Mr. Glass was In re ceipt of a 400-word telegram from the Republican chairman. Mr. Hays dis avowed the remark attributed to him, but stated he would repeat that the Democratic administration had sent out thousands of tons of propa ganda to Liberty bond buyers during the paper shortage, and that all of it was paid for by the taxpayers' money. Five hundred words slxxled back to Mr. Hay. yesterday. The message was signed by Mr. Glass and denied, in toto, the charge of Mr. Hays. It also answered a query of Mr. Hays relative to the Democrazie committee drawing drafts on bankers whore banks aro depositories of government funds. Mr. Gla*s denies knowledge of such practice, but suggests that per haps chairmen ot both political com mittees have drawn on banks having government deposits. The Insinuation that the Treasury has been a party to financial transac tions of the Democratic National Committee the Secretary stamps as "intolerably false." ALEXANDRIA THE ?????.? BL'REAC. ? ?. rtoaireiaa, TSf Kin? Btreat. Alexandria. Va.. Jan. 12.?A grand jury in the Corporation Court to day. Judge I,. C. Barley presiding. | returned true bills in the cases of I Sidney Harris, colored, charged with shootina; William Anderson, colored, on December 27, and also in the cases of David Crockett, | white, and Walter Smith, colored, charged with violating the. State prohibition law. Charles L. Wilbarn entered a plea of guilty to the larceny of copper wire and was sentenced to serve three years In the penitentiary aad sentence was suspended. Stockholders of the Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Fairfax County at its annual meet ing today elected John W. May. Alexandria, president: J. N. Gibbs. of Fairfax county, vice president, and Samuel T. Llndsey, of Alex andria, secretary and treasurer. The following were elected direc tors: ?. Harmon Roberts. John W. May. Tyson Janney. C. M. Money. M. D. Hall, F. H. Wllkison. O. I. Thomas, D. W. Lu ? ton. J. P. Hatcher. ?. R. Gllllngham. J. N. Glbbs. li. W. Burch and J. P. H. Mason. Funeral services for William Woolls. who died Friday, were held lliis morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rev. L. F. Kelly of ficiating. Burial was In St. Mary's cemetery. Pallbearers were W. H. Sweeney. John D. Normoyle. J. A. Kggborn. W. H. Heymel, T. W. Rob llnson. this city: E J. Quinn. John McGinnis and William Tates, of Washington. The funeral of Mrs. Elsie Camp ibell, wife of Clarence E. Campbell, who died Saturday, was held this afternoon. Services were conduct ed by Rev. O. P. Lloyd, and burial was in St. Paul's cemetery. The State corporation commission hu? Granted a charter to the E. M. Hodge Company. Inc., Alexandria, with a maximum capital stock of $00,000 and a minimum of S5.C00. The ! purposes are a general real estate business. The commission?, also has granted a charter to the E. T. Goodman Com pany. Inc.. Alexandria, with a maxi mum capital stock of $250.000 and a minimum stock of $50,000, to deal in produce. Officers and Incorporato!-, are: Edgar T. Goodman, president: William Goodman, secretary: Elisa beth W. Goodman, treasurer, .11 ot Washington. The newly elected officers of Oriental Lodge. No. ?, Knights or Pythias, recently were Installed by Deputy Grand Chancellor James T. Luckett. They are: I. 8. Groves, chancellor commander: Earl Sullivan, vice chancellor: L.? D. Sullivan, pre late: W. D. Jannler. Master-at - arms; Roy Burks, inner guard; Harry E. Arnold, outer guard; Harry Darnell, master of finance. The rank of knight was conferred on W. W. Harrington. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Zimmerman will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage tomorrow night Announcement Is made of the mar riage of Miss Karson K. Mclntosh, of this city, and Stanley J. Herron, of Lancaster, Ky. Rev. Father Fitzgerald of th. Do minion House of Studies, Brookland, D. C, preached tonight at the closing service of the Holy Name Society ral ly in St. Mao'? Catholic Church. Rltea for William P. Moore were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at hi.? residence. 1709 Prince street, and con ducted by Rev. O. P. Lloyd, pastor of the Second Baptist Church. Burial was In Bethel Cemetery. MY ?. E. F. A Hail and Farewell Before the Gallant Adventure Fades By FRANCES NEWBOLD NOYES Well-known Washington Writer and Prominent War Worker Will Be Published Serially in The Washington Herald These articles are among the most remarkable and pleasing bits of work that have come out of the welter and tumult of the war. To miss reading them will be to miss a delight. 50-50 D. C Tax Plan Thrown Ont in House By Vote of 202 to 119 CONTINUED vitOtt G??? ONE. aa much taxes In his home State aa in Washington, on similar property. Representative Siaapn. er Mississippi, increased Mr. Caraway's eatlmate to three times ae much. Representative Henry T. Rainer, of Illinois, a member of the Joint Con gressional Commlaaioa which Investi gated the controversa; over the half and-half system several years ago. de clared every member of the commla slon believed the half-and-half plan should be repealed. Representative Gard, of Ohio, de clared no other city In the United States has an unexpended balance, let alone one of KOOO.OOO, such as exists In the District. Representative Good, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, as serted there was no other city with a financial condition to compare with that of the District which expects to pay oft* its funded debt by U22. If the Mapea bill becomes a law, Mr. Good agid, the people of the coun try will be saved the KOOO.OOO surplus In the District funds. Representative Mondell, floor leader, also spoke against the half-and-half, declaring It had outgrown Ita use fulness. It Is not fair to the people of the country, nor to the people of the District, he said. a. Representative "Jim" Mann, of Il linois, former Republican floor load er, made a strong argument against the repeal of the half-and-half sys tem. "The principal argument of those In favor of this bill." he said, "is that taxes paid by the citisene of the District of Columbia are too low. Why, then, not increase them?" There should he some fixed rela tionshlp between the District and Federal governments, he said. If It is not to be SO-50. then some other ratio should be established. D. C. Tax Mate ?asse. Representative Crisp, of Georgia, speaking for the bill, said the Dis trict taxpayer would pay the same ?after the half-and-half Is repealed :as he pays now. Representative Rucker. of Missouri. Us Id both the real estate and per icona I property taxes here are too low, but the most odious of all is , ih e Intangible property tax. which ?l'ermite tax dodgers from the States to live In Washington and save j money. , An indication of how the vote would go was seen sometime before ? debate was closed, when Representa tive Vt'Hllam* moved to strike out ?the enacting clause. The motion was 'defeated. ?", to 17. I Representative Kocht, of Pennsyl - i \ anta, and Representative E. D. Haya, of Missouri, spoke against the ? bill, urging that the present arrange 1 ment be continued. Squaw Asks Police Help When Chief Hits Trail Chicago. Jan. It, ? Chief War Kiiu-le. an Indian weighing more than 300 pounds, who has been liv ing at 36 South Asli'and avenue for ! the last five years, has disappeared. I His squaw, Mary, carrying a pa j poose three months old. appeared at the Warren avenue station and asked the police to search for her man. Capital and Surplus, $2,000,000 FURNACES aid grates * are rua at full blast these days, increasing the fire hazard in muy homes and apartments. Which fact suggests the ]uestton. "What would become >f the Important papers you have at home were fire to visit your? We offer Safe Deposit BOXES at Nominal Rental?. National Savings ?S? Trust Company, Cor. 15th ami N. T. Ave. FIFTT-THIRD TEAM CHILD WELFAR GIVEN IMPETUS Gift of Home Inspires So ciety to Make D. C. Cen ter Model for U. S. DISTINGUISHED ' ST>\FF Noted Physicians Volunteer Services to Conserve Infant Lif.e -? Possessed of free title to the ground and four-story building sj 710? O street northwest, the Child Wei rare Society, for ten years known as the Washington Diet Kitchen, to day la planning to ' transform the dwelling Ulto a splendid central homo. | Deep gratitude ia expressed to Mrs. ? ?. U. Staler, whose gift of the ? property to the society waa an ' nounced yesterday. The deed stair? j it la made "Inreoognltton and ap i precia t Ion of the work of Mary ?Owynn as president, for twelve ? years, of the Washington Diet Kitch en Association " The bouse has four floors and ! well-proportioned rooms. The archi tect's plans have already been drawn up for the many changes required. j Conference and demonstration rooms, a diet kitchen, chemical and petho ? logical laboratories and a photo graphic room will he provided. Will ?e Mastri Crater. In the building will be incorpor iate?! a welfare center, which, in Ita ?devices for the protection and con venience of visiting mothers and ?children and attending doctors and | nurses, will serve aa a model for ?the nation. , Since 1?1A the eight Infant Welfare Centers here have been asking thai people to ask them for advice abeut anything from adenoids and tonsila, to romper? and square-toed shoes. Rothlng could be more convincing of the Int?r?t which has been aroused than a visit to one of these centers on a conference afternoon. Doaens of mothers are busily undressing their children for weighing and examina tion, and proudly announcing to each other "My Henry has gained eight ! ounces since last lime" or "My ? Flora, she eats all the spinach I will j give her." I.realer Work Panalble. The ne?? building ?ill enable the medical board, by Its greater oppor ! tunnies for experiments, to add to . scientific research and to formulate ? standard methods. The buslnoss of educating parent? wfal k. t mill by iissaas ?f arMMi of d?tm a too?? by eWktB* ?swaassi ?g??* tb. draft auch ?a, by and Met? also ?? place for ?Issiti a? dsutw. inter arata In pediatrics and sttrar pha.es ? child welfare All of trat? .t?"? ?ra?n?y aal tra? . ta . ?4 SU.?** t? th. ??ot.ll.ra. rw permitted it to ?niara, th? uctm of 1U work arad ttsrlisse children w to the pre-school period of ? rmri trass 4 Th* hope is that the 1*3? ?rill recoanix. the ncrad of tkf pre-school work ?rad sral.rg. tM pili.out appropriation A distinguished medical boavrd ha been appointed, and many not? hi women are officer? and on the boari of managers of the society The physician?, all of whom art eminent nediatr.au. arc: D-. 8 H Adama, of Georgetown gelso?! <i Medicine: Dr. 8. M. Ham 111 of fnl versitj of Peniwylvania Medic.? School: Dr. Henry F. Helmholtal medical director of the Chlcaa*. It. tant Welfare rasoraftr; Dr. W. F . Lucas, of tb? rnlverslty of Califor nia Medical Senno); Dr. H. L ? Shaw, of the Albany Medical Coli loge: Dr. Richard M. Smith and I?' Frits Talbot. of the Harvard Met? leal School: and Dr. B. 8. Veed ? of St. Lm?.. The officer? of the Child Welfa? Society are Miss Owyira. president Mrs. Thon-a? R Marshall vice pre?) Ident: Mrs. David F Houston, ?en nnd vice president; Mrs. William Hammond, secretary; Mrs. Le? C Kcker. treasurer. Tbe boar. managers are Mies Aldis. Mrs. FVedl ertrk Atherton. Mr*. Charle* J. Beli Mme. Doris Eakhmeteff. Mr? r, m Bl.lr. Mrs. Joseph H Bradley. ?1 ? Frederick Brooke. Mr.. Le?. Biownlow. Mra Allerlor C.shrawr! Mr*. Charles D Ka?ton Mra. Lew? C. Ecker. Col William ? Fowlei Mra. Elliott Goodwin. Mr.. H fj Graef. Mlas Gwjmn. Mr?. William A Hammond. Mra James ? Harlan Mra. Charle? E Henderson, Mr? Charles M. Hinklr. Mrs David H Houston. Mrs Henry F lyeonard Mra. Bsra E McCafl. Mrs ThoenaA R. Marshall. Mra. James F. Mitchell Mra. Newbold Nor*?. Ml?. Marini Oliver. Mra. H. Cl.veland Ferkln? Mra. William Phillips. Mr. Atles Pom.rene, Mrs. John H. Purdy. Mra H. H. Rocera, Mra. Charle. Sheldon Mr*. ?. L. Stavely. Mrs. Waltoi Tnckerroan. Mrs. Prank West, Mr. Max West and Mra John F. W.? kins. ?X-fJrrm?-." boia? ? Chicago, Jan. 12 -Sinnapaaohogv I ? th? word coined by th. Navajo 1 rt diana of Utah for motor car. and It k 1 literally translated t. mean a wwgo? ; that goes with a "chug." according "j an authority on the language of thi Navajo. ????. and Apache Indiana The Indians sre now seeking ? ?ron for the airplane It is a miracle ? them. An Increase of Pay The determination to save a certain amount oat of each in stallment of salary or wages is equivalent in itself to an increase of pay. To Be Convinced, Try It in Our 3% SAVINGS DEPaAJRTMENT The Washington Loan and Trust Co. 900 F Street ?8 17th Str-et Resource?.. Joh? E $14,000,000 M0&<E0ntjmtty ti* $aks&(finmtiaitu s? Tremendous Response to the Round-up Sale * If you didn't get in yes terday?be sure and come today. Of course, we cannot give any details of what's left. But there'll be a host of worth-while bargains? that's sure. We cut the very life out of prices on these Round up occasions.