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Wheat Director Objects-to
Repeal and Abolition of
Grain Corporation.
Says Senator Is "Egotist"
To Place Such Confidence
In Own Judgment.
Julius H. Barnes. United States
wheat director, has made public a
letter to Senator Gronna In which
he terms the latter's bill for the re
peal of the wheat guarantee act and
the abolition of the grain corpora
tion as a direct repudiation of the
pledge made by Congress to the
wheat producer for the crop of 1919.
Senator Gronna's bill, which has
been favorably reported by the Sen
ate Agriculture Committee, repeals
all government control over the
price of wheat and requires the
grain corporation to wind up its af
fairs without delay.
Can't Predict Price*.
Mr. Barnes points out that at a
time when no one ran accurately
predict the trend of prices. Senator
Gronna apparently feels such con
fidence in his own judgment that
the farmer will benefit by the with
drawaf of government stabilization
that he would immediately take
from the wheat producer the pro
tection of the billion-dollar guaran
tee. which Congress has pledged it
self to give until June 1.
The wheat director gives warn
*n- that by abolishing government
support Congress may precipitate a
still further decline in the price of
wheat, even below that of the guar
antee price. He adds that "only
the most colossal egotism would
presume to forecast the course of
Prices in the face of-world-wide un
settlement. which within the past
few days lias wrecked the United
States expert trade by the total col
lapse of overseas finance."
Rcpadintc Plcdac*.
If Congress should repudiate Its
own pledge to the farmer. Mr.
Barnes adds, the possibilities of de
preciation in value after the with
drawal of the government guarantee
ar*? such that 6/000.000 farmers will
ask Congress "by what right It re
pudiated the pledged national guar
antee. r?u the underlying foundation
of which the influence of supply
and demand had built an average
premium of 3J cents per bushel."
Mr. Barnes* letter follows:
Hon. A. J. Gronna.
United States Senate.
Washington. P. C.
My dear Senator:
I notice that the Senate Agricul
ture Committee, of which you are
chairman, has favorably reported to
the Senate your own bill 3?44. provid
ing for the termination of the wheat
guarantee act of March 4. 1J?19.
Of course, this bill terminates the ef
fective price guarantee to the wheat
producer for the crop of 191!>. You per
sonally realize that this would be thej
r?*^jlt. because in the Senate on Feb- j
ruary 2 you expressed your fwn
opinion that, even without the guar
antee. wheat would not decline.
Have you such confidence in your1
own judgment of future prices that
you propose to take from the wheat
producer the protection of the billion
dollar guarantee pledged now to
June 1?
200.000.000 ftashcN on Farms.
Two hundred million bushels of
wheat still remain on the farms, and
20n,o00.0"0 bushels additional in the
channels between farm and consumer,
all of it relying on the pledged faith
of this government that, if necessary.,
the National Treasury stands behind
Its purchase at the guarantee level.
That sreurity your bill proposes to ter
minate. and that termination will
cause apprehension with every farmer,
with every dealer, with every miller. |
with every flour handler, with every
baker, and with every banker. The
xtithdraual of that underlying security |
will destroy the trade methods which
have furnished a ready daily market:
to the producer at a farm price fori
wheat 300 per cent higher than thei
pre-war level, yet protected the con-1
aumer by a bread advance of only To I
per cent. Suspended buyinsr. with flue- j
tuations. increased trade margins re-1
fleeting increased trade hazards, will
then affect the producers* farm price'
and unfavorably affect the con-aimers',
bread price. Within the pnst week
the price of wheat in Minneapolis has
fallen 50 to ?0 cents per bushel, and on |
the rery day your bill is introduced, j
some kinds of wheat are down to only
a few cents above the guarantee price.
Pass this bill, withdrawing the un
derlying support which the knowledge
that government buying is potentially!
present, and you may precipitate a1
further decline, below the guarantee;
Only the most colossal egotism, my
dear Senator, would presume to fore-'
cast the course of prices in the face i
of world-wide unsettlemcnt. that
within the past few days has wrecked
the United States export trade by the
total collapse of overseas finance.
Are you so sure of the stability of j
values In the midst of world wreck
that you would rest the national honor
on your opinion of market probabili
I vtara you. and Congress, that in
the four months yet to go under that
guarantee, there yet lies the possi
bility of sich a depreciation of value,
following the withdrawal of that gov
ernment guarantee, that 6,0^0.000 wheat
farmers will ask you by *hat right
you repudiate the pledged national
guarantee, on the underlying founda
tion of which the Influence of supply
and demand had built an average
premium of 3> cents per bushel.
At least you sball not then plead
that you did it in ignorance, and with
out warning of its possible results.
I shall be glad to retire from the
burdens of this olflce. assumed at the
express request of the President, but
r?t until the national pledge has been
fully redeemed, without dishonor.
I have still confidence that the Na
tional Congress, which last February
pledged Jl.ooo.oco.oro to make good the
national pledge will not hesitate to
condemn this present attempt at re
pudiation of that pledge.
Police Search Dublin
For Stolen Explosives
Dublin. Keb. &.?Police were search
ing today for member, of an armed
band of marked men who raided a
fishing mack In Anarklow harbor, re
moving half a ton of gelanite and
other hleh explosive, with which the
veasel wax loaded. The .mack was
bound for Ijverpool. No clue to the
Identity of the raider, had been found.
Police believe the explosive, have
been stored In sand bill, outside the
city and are also conducting a search
of house* in which It I. suspected the
stuff may he secreted
Govt Printing Office
4 4
The community store in the old
building now carries a very complete
stock of provisions and last week
supplied the employes with fresh and
salted meats, canned Roods, dairy
products, fruit and candy.,
The Jobbers took three' am mes from
the Mergs in the duckpin contest
Thursday night. Ralph Murdock, of
the. Stars, leads the league with an
average of 102. Toomey. of (he Job
bers. holds the high-game average
of 138. Herrmann, of the Binders, i
has the highest record with a score
of 345. The Stars and the Linos will!
clash Tuesday night.
Mr. Oulin's Ink factory will soon be
moved to the fifth floor of the old
building. Three new grinders and two
additional mixers will be installed in i
order to bring the output of the fac- !
tory up to the demands of the press- i
: rooms.
The new store rooms over the garage
are now almost completed, and the
work of rearranging the paper stock
will soon keep Mr. Gallagher's force
I Mollis E. Davennry, director of the
'National Community Chorus, delight
ed a large audience in the music hall ;
Thursday with several well-rendered
solos. Th^ night forces were enter- j
tained Thursday night with a pro
cram of canned music by Richard B.
Topham." who recently presented the
; office with a handsome phonograph,
i William J. McEvof* In charge of
j the night force, has been eonflned
l to his home in the Henrietta for a ;
i week with influenza. Claude E.
Haines, foreman of the monotype
I section, is in charge during hisj
The meeting of Government!
' Printing Office Council, National ,
1I'nlon, scheduled for Saturday
| night, was postponed on account of1
' bad weather.
The officers of Columbia Typo
graphical Union have just closed a
| scale with local hook and job print
ing houses calling for a wage of
1*40 for day hand men and $42 for
! machine men; night rates. $43 and
j $45.25.
Dr. William J. Manning in charge
J of the sanitary section, has Issued
[a bulletin cautioning employes to,
I avoid undue exposure and wet feet
| to avoid prevalent diseases. It
was estimated that last Thursday
1.140 were absent from the shop on i
| account of illness and bad weather.
Two weeks ago seventy readers
| were on the sick list in the proof- |
room in one day.
James J. Hughes has been absent
! from the linotype section on ac-1
i count of the death of his mother,
i Mrs. Mary C. Hughes, which occur- ,
I red at her residence. 928 Westmin
ster street, Wednesday. January i.
j Funeral services were held yester
day. mass was said In the <*hureh
i of the Immaculate Conception; in-!
! terment in Glenwood Cemetery. '
1*ocal No. 7. International Broth-'
jerhood of Bookbinders. hHd the!
regular monthly meeting Thursday
evening. in Perpetual Building j
'Hall, only routine business being
{considered. ?
I The annual two-day convention oP
i the Navy I^eague of the I'nited States
! wP.l open Wednesday morning. The
I convention will l>e concluded on the
' night of February 12 bv the American
j pageant and ball at the New Willard
I In order to preserve the portrayals j
' of the various phases of American
I history, moving pictures will be taken
| and later shown, with the idea of j
! counteracting the present menace of
I Bolshevism.
Over forty scenes, depicting the
I most important phases of history
' from the various States of the I'nlon.
j will be reviewed by "America,, and
! "The Muse of History," surrounded i
' by the four "torch bearers." bringing
I the everln sting fire from the North, '
I South. East and West. "America"
i will be reT>rpJ5f*nted by Miss Helen i
' Waleott. daughter of Dr. Charles 1>. j
' Walcoft. secretary of the Smithsonian
'' institute, and the role of the "Muse of ,
! History" will be enacted by Mrs. |
, Izetta Jewel Brown.
! The executive committee for the
! pageant, headed by Mrs. James Car- j
' roll Frazer, has announced that Mrs.
I Brown has consented to make a spe- j
! cial trip to Washington in order to (
j take this important part The charac
I ters of the four "torch bearers" will
be portrayed by Miss Nancy Lane, j
daughter of Secretary I.ane; Mrs. Ed
win C. Gregory, daughter of Senator;
I^ee S. Overman: Miss Catherine Bid-j
| die Porter and Mrs. Rufus Hay.
Large Audience Hears
Eight Musical Artists
Eight artists who have become fa- j
I mous throueh the medium of the ,
talking machine were presented to,
an audience which packed the au
ditorium and filled the stage of Poll's ,
Theater yesterday afternocn by the1
Ansell, Bishop and Turner Company. ,
Each artist was introduced by Billy
1 Murray, acting as middleman, with ,
happy and appripriate remarks. The
attitude of all was that of absolute
I informality and created a feeling of
' personal acquaintance that was most ,
| The program contained many selec
tions which have become popular
through the medium of the disc.
Billy Murray with his inimitable
character songs. Frank Croxton In!
his celebrated negro spirituals (it
| seemed hard to remember him as
I "Elijah"), Henry Burr delightful of
j voice. Monroe Silver in monologue
and song parody. Fred Van Eps
| with his banjo, Campbell and Meyers,
and Frank Banta, who syncopates I
I even a dignified accom|?animent and
mixes Chopin. Beethoven. Schubert in
Ian "Old Folks at Home" transcrip
tion. I
! The entertainment gave an after
noon of fun, relaxation and real en- i
joyment that will be remembered by
| many. A. W. H.
League Meeting This Week
To Discuss Nations' Duties
T^ondon. Kch. S.?The council of the i
league of nations will hold a meeting
at St. James Palace Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday at which they!
will discuss the duties of the league j
in regard to various questions now!
confronting the allied powers, it was j
officially announced today.
Among the questions to be taken tip
wil be that of the Saar Valley, the
question of an international court of!
arbitration, regulation of public health j
measures, and means for facilitating
international, shipping and railroad;
Instruct Ship Officers
To Typewrite Records
More careful preparations of ships'
logs was ordered by the Bureau of j
Navigation In a letter sent out last;
j night.
I Officers are instructed to type or
i write legibly in pen and Ink the sheets
' of navigation data and remarks, and
1 to prepare them In duplicate each day.
The original sheets are to be sent to
| the bureau on the first day of each
, month.
Sermons Heard in Washington Churches Yesterday!
President McKinley's Faith
Eulogized by Dr. Herbert
F. Randolph at Foundry
M. E. Church.
The deep religious faith of William
McKinley was eulogized by the Rev.
Herbert F. Randolph, D. D., In his
sermon at Foundry M. E. Church last
M-cKlnley was declared by the
sveaker to be one of the "strongest
arguments In favor of the Christian
"William McKinley," said Dr. Ran
dolph. "was one of the *few purely
American Presidents. He was born
on an American farm, and through |
his life runs the strain of whole- i
hearted Americanism. His faith went
with him into the White House.
"Lincoln fell as a victim of the in- J
furiated spirit of the civil war; Gar
field was the sacrifice to disappoint
ment of personal desires, but Mc
Kinley was killed by the incarnated
lunacy of anarchy. The civilized na- !
tions of the world were astounded
beyond utterance when McKinley was
known to have been killed."
Dr. Randolph called attention to
the rigid honesty with which McKin
ley pursued his duties as a lawyer,
politician. Congressman, super-states
man and President.
"McKinley was the product of good
old Scotch ancestors," Dr. Randolph
said. "Genealogists have discoverea
that in the long ago an ancestor of
McKinley was the first king of Ire
land. many years before St. Patrick
came to Christianize the island.
"No man hr.s exemplified greater
devotion to m >ther and wife than Mc
Kinley. The story of the relationship
between this great man and his wife
Is one of the most touching chapters
In McKinley's glorious book of life.
"The spirit that actuated McKinley
throughout his - life is shown in his
words when he was assassinated, lie
nled with those who stood near him
Imt to harm the man who caused his
death. *I>et no man hurt him,' he
"McKinley's greatest trait was his
gentleness of character."
Dr. H. A. Tupper Tells of
Freedom That Palestine
Gained Through Gen. Al
lenby's Success.
A description of condition? in Palea
|tine, as seen by him on a 500-mile
trip, w&a given by the Rev. Henry
Alien Tupper in a sermon on "The
L?and of the Ix>rd," iq the First Bap
tist Church last night.
I Dr. Tupper outlined the history of j
the Holy Land under the rule of the I
Turk and told of the freedom brought!
| by British forces during the war.
"The most clear-cut business during I
the great war was the British vic
tories in this land, under Gen. Al
lenby," Dr. Tupper asserted. "Pales-I
tine of sacred memories and checkered!
history has entered upon a new era;
the heel of the cruel Turk has been I
lifted; the excavator's pickax will lift I
into the sunshine many dust-colored
pages of forgotten history.
"The Jew who desires to return
home will have the Opportunity to do1
so without fear of restrictions of his
manner of worship or his civic and
commercial work. Religious liberty
and a representative democracy will,!
in time, be elements of the better life
of the people. The Bible no longer
will be a sealed book in the land of its,
birth. Once again let us hope this |
once hallowed spot, where Christ, His I
early followers and the many prophets
lived, will be both the recipient and
commissioner of the sweetest affec
tions. the highest hopes, and the
noblest aspirations of humanity.
"The Holy I^arn! has come into its
Own again. The forces of light have
shattered the hordes that darkness<
reared to fight the will of God. A na
tion has been made happy, and, though
desolated now. soon will be 'flowing
uith milk and honey'?the milk that
of human generosity and the honey
that of peace and happiness of mind,
and the supreme vindication of an
enslaved people's unwavering faith in,
Engineering Commissioner Will Use Lantern
Slides to Illustrate Lecture on
Municipal Advances.
An illustrated talk on the varied op
erations of the engineer department of
I the District government by Charles
rW. Kutz. Kngineer Commissioner, will
I be the feature of the monthly meet
ing of the Georgetown Citizens' Asso
ciation February 17, in the Potomac
Hank Building. M street ifnd Wiscon
sin avenue. With lantern slides show
ing the activities of his department.
Col. Kutz wiill tell of the advances in
municipal engineering. One of the
subjects is the sewerage pumping feta
tion. at the foot of JIpw Jersey ave
nue southeast.
President J. A. Oliver, who will pre
sent the Commissioner to the associa
tion, said last night the people of
Georgetown favor the propostion ot
Senator William H. K.'ulz. of Utah,
for a memorial foot bridge from the
Lincoln Memorial Building in Poto
mac Park to Arlington. They also
are strongly in favor of a new struc
ture to replace the inadequate and ob
solete Chain Bridge, west of George
town, he said.
Georgetown business men are pro
testing vigorously at certain street
conditions following the recent heavy
fall of sleet and snow.
The property at the northeast cor
Representatives of the Community
Service. Inc., will be heard tonight by
a joint committee of the Chamber of
Commerce and the Board of Trade,
appointed to investigate the Work of
the organization and the community
I centers of the public schools of Wash
ington. before contributing to an *83,
fund. The campaign begins today,
j The meeting will be held in the
Chamber of Commerce rooms in the
[Homer Building. Representatives of
I the community centers will be heard
I later. The hearing was arranged to
!give the public a thorough knowledge
\of the work of the Community Service,
i K. C. Graham is chairman of the
IChamber of Commerce committee a?|d
William G. Henderson is chairman of
the Board of Trade investigators.
All interested in the social organiza
tions are invited to attend the meet
| incs. Although the financial drive
'will open today, to run two weeks,
'this week will be devoted to prelim
j inary work and next week after the
| joint investigating committee has made
a report the drive will open in earnest.
T. R. Fitzgerald Elected
Head of Bureau Veterans
I Organization of the Bureau of Kn
|graving World War Veterans' Asso
ciation was perfected at a meeting in
[the room* of the Federal Employes'
Union, 1423 New York avenue north
west. yesterday.
The association was launched with a
membership of seventy-five. The or
ganization intends to secure a charter
from one of the national associations.
The following officers were elected:
Thomas U. Fitzgerald, president;
Wallace Kirby, vico president: Thomas
| A. McDonongh, recording secretary;
Francis F. Miller, financial secretary;
Medley V. Patterson, treasurer; James
H. Windsor. George F. Campbell and
Kdward Mahoney. executive commit
Rogers to Lecture on Hawaii.
Charles A. Rogers, director of the
department of stupplies. Potomac Di
vision, American Red Cross, will de
liver the second of a series of illus
trated lectures on Hawaii at the
Washington Y. M. C. A., Wednesday
evening. He will show moving pic
tures of surf riding and the active
volcano Kilauen. t
Fraternities to Give Receptions.
The first of a series of receptions
by the Inter-fraternity Association
of George Washington University
was given yesterday afternoon at the
Sigma Nu fraternity house. Recep
tion^ will be given each Sunday at
the various fraternities. University
matters will be informally discussed.
L. E. Mitchell Talk Tomorrow.
The second of the series of eight
lectures by I^angdon E. Mitchell,
Washington poet and playwright, on
"Poetry as a Necessity of Life," will
be at 11:15 o'clock tomorrow morning
in the Concordia L#utheran Church,
Twentieth and G streets northwest
i nor of M street and Wisconsin ave
nue. occupied by the double Stores ot
\V. J. O'Donnell. has been pur.hasea
i by the Farmers and Mechanic*
Bank. Duns for a modern bank
structure are being drawn under the
! supervision of President *
I Havnes and the directorate. There|
wili be entrances to the structure from
both M street and Wisconsin avenue.
and it will have the very latest equip
ment for bank buildings. In securing
this location the bank officials re
i leased their option on the property
1 east of the present bank edifice, at
I Thirty-first and M streets. j
Next Saturday will be the 10?tH|
anniversary of the first formal
meeting of the board of directors
| of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank.
Protect Crooning Policemen.
Attracted by the plight of the
t crossing policemen in Georgetown,
who have beon deluged with slush
during the bad weather conditions.
! B. A. Bowles, cashier of thtf Potomac
iBank, had an architect prepare de
signs for a booth for the protection
iof the constantly exposed traffic
i officers. It is to be electrically
i lighted and heated from the street
? railway current beneath the tracks,
'with electric signals on top of the
booth for the direction of traffic.
I If the District government has no
' funds available for their construc
tion it is proposed to ask generous
I business men to contribute to a
fund for that purpose.
Discussing the needs of George
town. President J. A. Oliver of the
M. C. Mitchell Company said capital
ran be advantageously invested in
two paying projects?a modern
movie theater with "first run" pic
I tures, and an up-to-date department
! store. Another good investment, he
believes, would be a modern apart
ment house centrally located. At
this time there is not a vacant store
in Georgetown.
Note* of the Ch?rche?.
Delegations of Boy Scouts at
tended the evening service y**te?*
day at Dumbarton Avenue M. b
I Church and heard an interesting
sermon on "The Giant Killer, by
1he pastor. Rev. Walter G. Neil. A
social hour followed the service.
A number braved the bad weather
yesterday to visit Fort Myer and
hear an address by Rev. M. J- Mc
Keough, formerly chapla/? of !'1C
Army Transport Service. Thrilling
experiences of the ?ea voyages to
carry men, munitions and food "over
there." were related. The meeting
was in the post chapel and many en
listed mi n attended.
?The Call of the Deep" was t!?e
subject of an interesting sermon
by Rav. Walter A. Morgan at Cleve
land Park Congregational Church.
Lowell and ?4th streets.
British Cotton Boycott
Makes Clothes Cheaper
A big drop In prices of spring and
summer clothing will follow the boy
cott of American raw cotton by Eng
j lish manufacturers, officials predicted
I here yesterday. ?
! The reduction is expected to be most
noticeable in prices of garments for
women whose clothing is made more
from cotton fabrics than men's. An
indirect reduction also will result in
prices of woolen fabrics. It Is ex
Raw cotton quotations already have
begun to descend as a result of the
boycott, which will lea\\ a bigger
supply for use of American weavers.
Many mills have begun stocking up
| on the cheap cotton. #
Fanners from Many States
Buy Land in Maryland
Farmers from thirty-one States.
Cuba and Canada were among the
purchasers of 225 Maryland farms
! during the last'twelve months, ac
cording V a iss""1 by
the E A. Strout Farm Agency.
During that time the largest
number of farm families brought
to Maryland from a single State
came from Pennsylvania. The Key
stone State's contribution of thirty
eight families was followed in or
der by Virginia, which sent seven
I teen; West Virginia, sixteen; New
(York, thirteen; Illinois, twelve;
Michigan, iltren, and Ohio ten
Baptist Pastor Predicts Sir
Oliver Lodge Will Re
nounce Theories of Com
| munication With Spirits.
' Within ten year* Sir Oliver Lodge,
I the noted English scientist and
I psysic, will have renounced all of
! his present theories, was the start
ling prediction made last night by
the Rev. Howard I. Stewart, pastor
of the Second Baptist Church,
' preaching on "Sir Oliver Lodge and
the Ouija Hoard; or. Do the Living
Communicate With the Dead?"
"Just as the wish is father to the
thought Sir Oliver has led himself
to believe in the possibilities of
communicating with the dead be
cause of a yearning desire to hear
from a dead son." was Dr. Stewart's
explanation of the eminent Eng
lishman's conversion to modern
He continued that while an un
bel'eve in the doctrines of Spirit
j ualism. he wished Sir Oliver well In
his research if through Spiritualism
he gained any consolation.
Dr. Stewart declared that in his
I opinion science has yet to disclose
I positive evidence of communication
'with the dead. The alleged powers
| of the Ouija board Dr. Stewart held
j up in the light of ridiculous super
"The wise King: Solomon in days
considered not quite so enlightened
as the present warned against
.soothsayers and others who claimed
occult powers," said Dr. Stewart.
The minister indicated his desire
to take the plain word of God in
seeking explanation of the cosmos,
and he expressed doubt of the wis
dom of delving Into the hereafter
along the lines laid out by Sir
Oliver Lodge, and bis followers,
j Dr. Stewart's remarks are par
Iticularly interesting in view of the
visit to Washington thir week of
Sir Oliver, who will give his fif.^t
J lecture tomorrow afternoon at Poll's
I Theater. He is expected to talk of
his investigations into the life be
yond the grave. His theme will be
"The Reality of the Unseen." On
the following afternoon Sir Oliver
will talk on "The Evidence for Sur
Boy Scouts Celebrate
Their Tenth Anniversary
Celebration of the tenth anni
versary of the Bov Scouts' organi
zation bee an yesterday and will
continue throughout the week. Ed
J ward 1"). Shaw, scout executive for
I the District, is in charge of the
observance. Washington churches
! yesterday hold up the ideal of the
' Boy Scout organization to every
[ American youth.
j Scout officers will banquet in
the parish hall of tlie Church <?f the
| Epiphany tonight. Addresses will
, be made by Huston Thompson, pies
j ident of the District council; George
! J. Fisher, deputy chief rout of the
! executive national coumcII, and
James T. Lloyd, vice fcresident of
the local council.
Washington now has 2.220 scouts,
i 93 troops, and in charge of 156 scout
masters and assistants. together
' with 290 committeemen.
Doctors Form Association
To Rate Patients' Credit
A national organization of physi
cians. surgeons and dentists, to re
I lieve the doctors of the business side
j of their practice and to combat quack
ery and advance scientific standards.
I has Just been launched, with head
i quarters in New York City.
I The name of the new organization
jwilil be the Doctors' Service Corps,
j The plan was conceived by a group
1 physicians, surgeons and dentists who
! served in the war. The organization
t has received the support of many
prominent men of the profession, in
cluding Prof. Irving Fisher, of Yale;
j Maj. A. R. Crane, former chief denta!
| surgeon, IT. S. Army, General Hospital
! No. 1. and Herbert D. Brown, chief of
| the Bureau of Efficiency of the Unit
! ed States government.
| The Doctors' Service Corps plans to
i extend credit to patients through a
I confidential rating service.
Would Americanize
Foreign Born With Books
A movement to create better citizen
ship among the 15.000.000 foreign born
!in the I'nited States who depend upon
'the foreign press for enlightment by
i bringing good books into the distant
j hamlet and the back streets of crowd
I ed cities has been entered upon by the
1 American Library Association.
I If the proper books do not exist in
?sufficient numbers the association will
'seek to bring the publisher and trans
lator together in order that existing
| needs may be met. The association is
? working on the theory that the wave
of unrest Is due in large measure to
[lack of a proper understanding on the
? part of the foreign born and that a
'solution of the problem will be found
! in books which breathe the spirit of
(American ideals and traditions.
To carry out its plans the association
will need $2,000,000. The money will be
raised through the individual efforts
of the 4.000 librarians who constitute
the association membership.
Disabled Soldiers Get
$23,562,424 Insurance
! R. G. Cholmeley-Jone?. director cf
I the Bureau of War Risk Insurance.
last night announced that checkB
1 amounting to *3.562,424.97 have been
?sent throughout the country as com
] pensation for disabled service men. in
! accordance with the increased
amounts provided for in the law.
which became effective December 24.
The checks averaged $268.93. They
cover retroactive adjustments up to
and including December 31, last.
Of the amount sent out, this city
received 1.02* checks, totaling $310.
426.72. Viginia soldiers were given
1,548 checks, amounting to $443,937.sy.
To Maryland was sent 943 checks, the
total being $235,781.51.
Y. M. C. A. Campaign
Nears Successful End
The campaign to raise $25,000 for the
Washington Y. M. C. A* is nearlngr
successful completion, it was announc
ed yesterday. The money will be used
principally for religious education.
At present the Y. M. C. A. is main
taining seven classes for this pur
pose. Sessions are held at the Cal-"~
j vary Baptist Sunday school Monday
and Wednesday evening from 7 to D
o'clock. The work begins November
17 and ends February 25.
Director Clifford L. Johnson stated
yesterday that there was every indica
tion the remaining $10,000 of the quota
will soon be raised.
Youth With Loaves and
Fishes for Multitude Like
Modern Boy Scout, Says
Rev. Edward Hayes.
The modefn Boy Scout was compar
ed to the boy who furnished loaves
and fishes with which Christ fed the
multitude by the Rev. Edward Hayes
in a sermon at Douglas Memorial
Methodist Episcopal Church yesterday
Services were held in honor of the
tenth anniversary of the organisation
of the Boy Scouts.
Dr. Hayes asserted that the lad in
the BiblicaJ story was an exemplifica
tion of the two mottos cf the Scouts:
"Be Prepared" and "Do a Good Turn
Each Day." He pointed out the boy
had the food, and he parted with it
willingly when requested to do so.
Dr. Hsyes drew two leasons from
this story. He asserted that the lad
received adequate return for his con
tribution in the satisfaction of seeing
enjoyment of the multitude. The sec
ond lesson was the fact that the boy
gained an immortal fame.
The minister emphasised the fact
that service to humanity always meets
with the reward of self-gratification
and that recognition is usually ac
corded by others.
"Every boy can render a service to
huihanity by the investment of ail his
worldly goods and talents," said Dr.
Dr. Hayes emphasized the import
ance of proper environment for a boy,
and called upon the adult members of
his congregation to aid and encourage
the boys in every possible way.
Attorney General Calls Pin
chot's Letter to Presi
dent "Contemptible."
Attacking as cowardly and con
temptible" the charge that he had
been unfaithful to his public duty in
refusing to appeal H decision whereby
the Southern Pacific Railroad came
into possession of valuable oil lands.
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer
yesterday Issued a formal reply to a
letter sent to President Wilson by
iGifford Pinchot, president of the Na
tional Conservation Association.*
] In the letter Pinchot accused the
' Attorney General of permitting the
Southern Pacific to secure control ot
oil lands valued at SSflO.?XiO.OOO by not
| immediately updating a decision* of
the district court of Los Angeles on
5 Aucust :??. 11*19. The next day, Pinchot
! i haiged, Southern Pacific stock jump
' ed fourteen points on the New York
Stock Exchange.
' In :iis r?ply the Attorney General
! states that the land in question waa
! a government grant to the Southern
I Pacific, and that at the time, "geolo
; gists affirrved. and It was generally
] believed, that no oil in paying quan
tities existed.'*
I The Southern Pacific Company, he
! adds. had offered the lands for sale
j for agricultural purposes, but they
: were withdrawn from the market
I when, in 1*S#9. discovery of oil wai
5 made and a number of successful
i wells were oj?ened on the lands.
| Suits brought by the government
! had failed to show that the Southern
! Pacific Company was cognizant of the
| existence of oil on thes lands at the
' time they were acquired, and that no
? fraud existed. The trial court decid
ed the case against the government.
| Palmer explains his failure to Hp
peal the decision of the trial court as
? follows:
"There is abundant evidence to sus
j tain the findings, and it is settled
; law that in such a case an appelate
I court wilil follow the findings of the
! trial court."
Christianity, offering the hope or
immortality, has been of far greater
i benefit to mankind than Confucian
! ism, was the opinion of a majority at
I an open forum meeting yesterday of
the Agora Society of Georj/? Washing
1 ton University.
! The Rev. Dr. William A. Haggerty.
j pastor of Wesley Chapel Methodist
; Episcopal Church, defined two funda
1 mental tendencies of Christianity as
j the individualistic tending to divide
men, and the social movement, work
ing for the unity and brotherhood ot
The speaker asserted the average
man instinctively feels himself es
tranged from God. Therefore, he said,
| Christianity acted as the redeeming
influence, guidini: lum back to tne
| Deiiy.
j Confucianism was not a religion and
? did not recognise intercommunication
j between man and <Iod. was the state
J ment of Y. C. Yang, of the Chinese
j Location, wh o spoke on civilization's
benefits from the teachings of Con
*\lf Ane lives right, everything will
turn out all right.'* was the way the
speaker summed up the principles ot
Confucianism. Confucianism attaches
more importance to practical living
than to a real religious interpreta
tion of truth. Yang said.
Pastor Terry Urges
Need for Spiritualism
To break the s*>ell that binds man
and to liberate him to that freedom
which crowns knowledge is the
philosophy of modern spiritualism, as
j explained last night by the Rev. Alfred
|KL Terry, pastor of the First Spirit
ualistic Church, addressing a congre
gation in I*ythian Temple.
j "Deep down in every human heart,"
.said Pastor Terry, "is the seed of a
divine life which only needs the in
i tluence of right conditions to ger
i minate.
"Man is held in bondage by fear,
greed, the sex appeal, false religious
"The spirits of the so-called dead
teach us self-preservation, self-knowl
edge and self-control and reveal to us
tha^to be master of one's own mind
? and body is a greater honor than to
be ruler of a country."
j The subject of Pastor Terry's lec
|ture was "Under a Spell."
Mrs. Baer Returns Home.
Mrs. Libbie C. Baer. mother of Rep
! resentatlve John M. Baer. has ret urn
1 ed to her home at Appleton. Wis.,
i after a month's visit to Washington,
j where she came to be treated for a se
Ivere case of lumbago. Mrs. Baer. wno
Is 73 years old, has written a number
t of books dealing with the civil war
f Nary Yard
!?? ???
Arthur Grant of the electric power
plant, has resigned to accept a posi
tion with the Western Electric Com
pany in Wilmington. Del.
Bill Drew, of the foundry, has re
signed to return to his home In
Dave Thomas, of the eaat shop,
hag returned to work after several
days' illness.
8. R. Hinkle. who formerly
worked In the fun shop, is serious
! ly ill at his home in Minneapolis.
"Gatty" Hamill. of the meet shop,
has signed to pitch basebsll In the
Vircinia League for ? the coming
Andy Miller, of the metals store.
I matched his left hand last week
I while unloading a truck.
' Jim Meldroon. formerly of the
foundry, has opened a repair shop
in Lynchburg. Va.
Harry Maynard. of the gun shop,
after two years* leave of absence,
j has returned to work in the yard.
I George R. Banks, of the disburs
ing department, has resigned to ac
cept a position with the War De
partment In France.
I John Eagan. of the sight shop, is
| confined to his bed with an attack
j of pneumonia.
| "Cy" Resin ger. of the seaman
i shop, is back at work again after
a short vacation spent with rela
tives in Philadelphia.
Charles Burke, of the seaman
? shop, has resigned and accepted a
position in New Orleans, l^a.
Lou Chitcher. of the seaman aiiop.
lis ill with the flu.
B. Farrell. of the torpedo shop:
Klrke Kibbler, of the desman shop:
jJoae Diax. of the optical shop, and
|P. A- Diggs. of the electric power
plant, have resigned their positions
in the yard.
Jack Deering. of the metals store,
is ill with influenra.
Charles R. Stuets. of the electric
power plant, severely burned his
Jim Draper, of the tube shop, has
returned to work after a month's
' Illness.
, Andrew Sill, of the store. is rap
jidly recovering from an operation
performed at Ribley Hospital.
' I tester Wilhelm. of the erecting
, shop, hss resigned to accept a po
sition with the Pennsylvania Rail
, road.
Chomiso Osor Observed
By Hebrews of District
j Chomiso Osor. the Jewish Arbor
I>sy Festival, mas celebrated yeater
lday afternoon at the Y M H. A.
j Eleventh street and Pennsylvania
: avenue.
j I>r. J. J. Loeb. supervisor of the
District Young Judea. gave the open
ing address?"What is Chomiso
,Osor?" He set forth the suffering
and persecution of the Jewish people
in the past and referred to Secretary
of the Navy Daniels' recent state
ment that the resettlement of Pal
estine by the Jews would end this re
ligious persecution. A movement is
'being made to interest the public In
a Palestine Restoration Fund.
A sketch was given by the children
of the Hebrew Free School of Wash
ington. under the direction of Rabbi
. lx>eb. assisted by Misses Naomi
Aaronson and Fannie Morgenstein.
Powderly Joins Fight
For District Suffrage
T V. Powderly. of the Department
of Labor, in accepting membership on
the advisory council of the national
press committee for the District of
Columbia suffrage, issued a statement
i yesterday calling attention to the fact
that shiploads of Russian men and
' women are beine deported for bein*
poor American citirens. while thou
sands in the Capital of the nation are
denied the right to become American
. citizens in all the term implies.
"I regsrd it as one of the blots?and
? one of the greatest blots?on our sys
tem of government." said Powderly.
"that we do not permit the people of
Washington to msnage their own af
fairs as citizens of other cities do."
K. of C. Confer Dtpet on 80.
1 Eighty members of Potomac Coun
icll. Knights of Columbus, received
the third degree at s meeting in K.
j of C. Hall yesterday afternoon.
Michael D. Shafer. Stat?* deputy, and
J Leo A. Rover, past Stat*- deputy,
presided at the cercmcnies. The
council will celebrate "Charter
i Members' Night."
Fifteen Hundred Amateur
Stations Reported in Vi
cinity of Capital.
Instructors Hesitate to In
clude Course Because of
Youthful Enthusiasm.
Ijftlng the ban en private wire
less plants by the government has
caused the outbreak of an acuta
epidemic of wireless craze among
the high school students, accord
ing to principals of District schools
Washington has more amateur
wireless plants than were seen (?
the "German spy" movies In the
early part of the war. according to
electrical dealers who say there
are more than 1.600 stations. chlefl>
homemade, with the total Increas
ing rapidly.
Because of the Interest In radio.
Technical High School hss been
forced to forl.ld seme students from
attending the night school radio
courses because of neglect to other
' studies.
J The school offlcisls have per
mitted the organisation of a radi"
club, however. which m.-ets node*
the guidance of Prof. S. M. Heron,
to teach the cod* and to hear lec
ture* by members of the Washing -
I ton Branch of the Institute of Radi"
Knglneers. "If we Inaugurated s
regular course in radio." Prof
| Heron stated, "other studies would
i suffer seriously."
Schools <? ( SMSSsWsle.
I The school ha* obtained a <om
! plete wireless telegraphy and te|e
I phony outfit as has Central High
J School. At both schools large
{"aerials" will be ere. ' ed on the
roof Within two months wireless
telephonic connection between the
two schools Is expected
Most of the private plant* are mere
receiving outhts There are only abou"
l'? transmitting plants in the District
according to W. D. Terrel. govemmcn'
i radio inspector. A license fee is
charged on transmitting apparatu
i end a ruling that no transmitting
i plants with power greatet llian &n?
I watts shall he operated within fiv?
i miles "jf the Arlington station is ??
. sponsible for the scarcity of sending
I devices.
A receiving apparatus Is simple and
| most of those In Washington are
'home-made The youthful enthusiast
-ontents himself by buying *omc wire,
la pair of phones, a detector, tunins
icoil and conden?ers. costing about
l?l? The rest of the apparatus is im
Iprovised For aerials great ingenuity
lis shown Clothes lines, telephone
: wires, umbrella frames and bedsirings
are substituted for high, elaborate
antennae and towers.
-Bed-Spring** Ac rials laed.
The bed-spring aerial is a great fa
vorite among the ingenious y.unu
wireless enthusiasts. The only re
quirements are that the bed rests upon
a wooden floor and that there Is an
iron radiator for "grounding.- There
upon the youthful Marconi retire, for
I the night, connects up his detecter and
| with his phones over *is ears rec-ive
easilv messages from the Arlington
No longer does mother call upstairs
? Johnny are you reading in bed Turn
that light right off-'*
Now she Inquires. "John, are > u
still receiving: Well. ?*?"
right off your ears and go to sleep
Mutiny Charged of Three
On Disabled Transport
Kslifa* K. S. Frt?.""V-<-hargert
1 with being rt*1e.?er*Jn sorting an
i insubordination row aboard the I nit
'ed States army transport Powhatan,
three of the crew of the veselI h.v
been turned over to the police by he
military authorities in charge of th
**The fact tha' the Powhatan, in por
for repairs, will not be ready to -si
for about two weeks, necessitated the
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