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BOARD IS VEXED
BY SUBLETTING
Guy Mason Declares Rent
Commission Faces Big
Problem.
CUES COMPLEX CASE
Woman Rents $75 Flat for
$400 After Spending
$1,000 t<5 Furnish.
Subletting: of apartment houses is
* one of the largest problems with |
which the Rent Commission will
have to deal, according to Guy Ma- i
son, who spoke informally before
the James H. Choate Chapter of tho
Sigma Nu Phi fraternity. National
University Law School, at the Uni
versity Club Saturday night.
He cited one instance where a
woman had put $1,000 worth of fur
niture into an apartment she had
rented for $75 a month and rented
the furnished apartment for $400 a
month, going to Pam Beach on the
proceeds of her profiteering.
Another case a person had turned
a seven-room apartment into a j
sleeping-room apartnAnt by putting'
four beds in each room and charg
ing $10 monthly for each bed.
Mr. Mason is one of the three \
members of the Rent Commission j
and urged that his statements not i
be taken as entirely authoritative as
he representedonly one-tl^ird of the
commission.
"Being a renter myself, my sym
pathies would naturally be with
the tenants." he said, "but I really
believe the SO per cent increase
\ that some landlords have charged
it entirely unreasonable."
Reading of sections of the Rail i
act which provided for the Rent
Commission and discussion of it in
part was a feature of the session.
The fact was brought out that
rentals, according to the act. should
not be based on the present value
of the property but on a 7*4 per
cent basis of interest on the prop
erty at the time of its purchase.
The main purposes of the com
mission. he stated, are to look after
the Interests of the tenants and to
Increase living accommodations in
the District.
Mr. Mason stated that 400 claims
of various sorts had already already
been received for settlement.
ITALIANS TAKE"
ADRIATIC PLEA
BEFORE LEAGUE
CONTINUED FROM P.HJB ONE.
they expect to bring this about Is
not clear.
The press todya continued its
agitation for publication of the texts
of President Wilson's Adriatic note
and the^ allied reply. The council's
present attitude toward this de
mand. it was understood, was that
the notes will be made public as
soon as possible without endanger
ing relations between the allies
and the United States. Wilson's
answer to the allied announcement
was expected to be received to
morrow.
Admiral Andrew Removed
Over Spalato Rioting
London. Feb. 22. ? Admiral An
drew has been relieved of his com
mand because of dissatisfaction
growing out of the recent riots
at Spalato. a Trieste dispatch said
today.
Recent dispatcher have reported
rioting in Spalato and other Dal
matian towns. Italian authorities
claimed citizens of the country have
been attacked repeatedly by the
Jugo-Slavs. Many shops owned by
Italians were looted in a recent out
break at Spalato. The Italians ac
cuscd the American naval forces of
sympathising with the Jugo-Slavs.
Wilson's Fiume
Note Received
On Friday 13th
It appears that the President's
note on the Adriatic question,
which marked his reappearance
on the international battleground,
was received in Europe on Fri
day the 13th.
The number 13 has always
been held in hieii favor by the_
President, who is said to regard
it as his lucky one. He has
thirteen letters in his name?
V%oodrow Wilson?to begin with,
and ever since the'President took
part in European affairs, thir
teen has played an important
role in his affairs.
When he went abroad the first
time, he arrived in Brest on De
cember 13. and on- his second
visit to France he arrived in
Paris on March 13.
To this may b?- added the fact
that the men who made up the
president's personal and imme
diate party, on the occasion of
both trips, numbered Just thir
teen each time.
, BE PRETTY! TURN
GRAY HAIR DARK
1
Try Graadmother'i Old Favorite
Recipe of S*ce Tea ud
Sulphur.
Almost everyone know* that Sage
Tea and Sulphur, properly com-I
pounded. brings back the natural
color and lustre to tha hair when'
faded, streaked or gray. Tears ago !
the only way to get thia mixture j
waa to make it at home, which is
vnussy and troublesome. Nowadays,
by asjeing at any drug atore for
Wyeth'a Sage and Sulphur Com
pound." you will get a large bottle
of this famous old recipe. Improved
by the addition of other ingredients,
at a small coat.
Don't stay gray! Try it! No one
ran possibly tell that you darkenea
your hair, as It does it so naturally
f and evenly. Tou dampen a sponge
or'soft brush with It and draw this
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a time: by morning the,
gray hair disappears, and after an- [
ether application or two. your hair
becomes beautifully dark, glosay and !
attractive.?Adv. ? j
Thousands Buy Food-Drafts
To Save Starving in Europe;
Vienna Sends Many Appeals
New York. Feb. a?The most Inter
esting and Important reaction noted
after the actual aale of American re
lief administration warehouse# food*
drafts began was the clamor In Euro
pean cities for immediate contact with
buyers In America.
The earliest report received by the
American relief administration reflect
ing the hope of Europe, was contained
In a cable from Vienna on February
U. It said that the first announce
ment of the warehouse plan was made
locally on Wednesday. February 4,
when interviews were given to repre
sentatives of the Vienna press by
Ueut. Stockton, who represents the
I Hoover organisation in Austria. Next
morning ., paper, gave prominent dis
play to the news, and during the day
applicants for Information began be
sieging the office. On Thursday. Fri
day and Saturday of that week more
than ?.000 people asked for informa
tion. On the fourth day the crowd
; was handled only with great difficulty j
iby the police, who forced the people
into a formation three abreast, and]
Ithe line extended for more than two
blocks. I
I ? Cards Mailed ?? America.
Part of tfie plan as developed In Eu
rope has been to have printed and dis
tributed postcards which can be mailed .
to relatives or friends In America, j
I requesting the purchase of food-drafts.,
I Within ten days of the announcement
that operations had begun. 100.000 of
j these cards have been distributed to
[the people of Vienna. Many demanded
i cards who have neither relatives or
I friends in America, but who wished
to address them to somebody in the
t hope that the recipient would under
stand the need and send on an order
| for food.
A number of these cirds were sent
to Mr. Hoover. Others were ad
I dressed to J. Pierpont Morgan, Henry
Ford. Judge Gary, 0?car
stein and Secretary I-ansing. ~ne
jBuUomeistcr. Phlladelphlaclty. "
written on one card, and Miss Haxel
'Dawn. Broadway." was the address
on another. Others
? cards returned tl.em to the Vlwm*
warehouse office with address which
indicated that they had evidently
Studied the advertising pages cer
tain American periodicals. Others
had evidently copied old letter-heads
I For instance, one hopeful Mennese
'submitted a cari addressed, if not
delivered in ten days return to Otto
Steigel." Another had on his card.
?Miss Bertha ?Schmidt. Villa Bertha,
'rooms to rent by week or month, bea
Breeze avenue. Coney Island. A
third wrote, " the store closed at a
p m. daily, B. Altman & Co.. M?di
s<yi avenue. Fifth avenue. Thirty
fourth street. Thirty-tifth street. New
York," and another "Pastor Dr. Jef
ferson preaches 11 and 3. S p. nr.
Work and Money. New York."
Appeals from Caeebe-Slavakla.
According to the cable, one Vien
nese, not comprehending the Informa
tion given him. took two cards; ad
dressing one to America and the other
!to himself in the hope, no doubt, of
I making certain that he was doing
I the right thing. Another happened
lupon the idea of addressing his ap
peal to the Mutual Life Insurance
Company in which he is a policy
holder. He mentioned his policy num
ber. apparently in the hope that the
insurance company would conclude
that it would be better to feed him
'than to let him die.
The office of the Ked Cross in
Vienna was also besieged by people
with cards asking for names and
addresses of Americans to whom
they could be sent. These applicants
believed that the only'thlng neces
sary in order to get a food package
was to secure the name and address
'of an American.
Inquiries come to the "Vienna of
fice from persons in Czecho-Slovakla
and Aland?from people obviously
who have not heard that Kiese ware
houses are established at i'rague
and Warnaw. As an indication of
the universal interest in the plan
in Vienna, a popular song has been
published tinder the title. "Have You
an Uncle in America." and explain
ing that if you have, you can get
food through the food-draft plan,
l.arjce Contributions Obtained.
A considerable number of large
contributions have been received
for general relief. One of the first
i food-drafts sold was for $10,000 to
ithe National relish Commission of
America with headquarlers in Chl
cago. It was seat to thf president
'of the Polish republic, with instruc
tions to distribute the food accord
ing to his ideas. Another draft for
$10,000 was purchased for general
relief in Austria by Jerome Stonp
borough. Of New York, whose wife
is a native of Austria. Another for
$7,500 was sent over by the Ameri
can Relief Committee for Austrian
j Sufferers.
t The American Red Cross has ar
! ?
tam? mfiSTX: J00" to.
."?? onf ?. f?0d d-'? 'n r^
'nrr??ta:';.th'arp b<
for instance ?x In ? j?nna,
kitchens are malntal rfUb'LC "oup
Piles cJlled ^ the "up
tumed over to .he.e b<1"5
>n Warsaw <* iJ *?chenf, and
dividual, .elected by'^wfreho'
officials in warehouse
Sm*K~?S
house plan In Uerm.ny whs7e u
iel?lSted ?Ut- the K?v?rnment hu
? relaxed every troublesome renul"
-beha,f ?f
"*"k* *"lt for Draft.
?-r4'3rA'"?,?s^
ai?rt y IarS? number had
also Kiven generous advertising
yir
pdy:nce?d,hvvr rrsXt-ir:;1
iuMf "" Plan known to the nco
Pie through the load papers and
.emphasising the point that the 'oank
m.k"'5":' Hn every w*y ?ith!," t
making a charge for the service
It was also suggested that bank
employes be requested to rea.l the
warehouse circulars, .o tfclt they
UlfJ' The hi'"!, 'nf?rmed 8" to
in . .. . b,nk? were also request
er or"?f! ,he,ald of local employ
Ute the .I". ""; ,?Tn Ubor *? '"mu
late the sale of food drafts
An additional circular, covering
Jl'Lf, to"Tt*en Points" of the foo.l
i "? Was PrpPared by the
h.T? h!\R'J"f Administration to
help the banks in putting the mat.
ter clcarly before buyers
., ioiiows:
Ordinary ?lu packages . ...
Ordinarj jso packages. "" .I'i,
Kosher 110 packages . "" J'.i
Kosher S;,o packages ,jj
Total ?"*??
These quantities were accoun'o
for on a total of 6 327 drafts Sa";*
Jiur ng this period were increasingly
large, on the last day covered by "hi,
weTsiL v^?ry >?> to, dV:?::
were sold for a total of % >t %04 11
??/? 5 311 ordinarv *10 Packages
1781 17evf?r d"'V"ry aI Hamburg.
I !!l it ' 8=4 at B"--?r?e5?.
Th. n a"'1 190 at Prague
The figures for the |s? packages
Of "these iW?7 radlcaliv different:
, these 1.364 were for Vienna *?S7
for Hamburg. 25, for Budapest. 221
The r.n'w "nd " f"' 'TaguV
?f *'? Kosfcer packages were dis
tributed as follows: For P.uda
P-st. 42?. Warsaw 3S?. Vienna ;Y?
Hamburg 234 and Prague 2S. Tt-s
?50 Kosher packages went- To
Wg8^*1 W. ,0 Vl:nna ? to Ham"
?urg 3., Warsaw 31 and Prague 3
b?,7,7T v?lu,, of ,h' *?
Cakle from Vleaaa.
?"ble .r?m Vlenna received at
Mr. Hoover s office on February II
j was as follows: y '*?
thal?h?fe ,hR trown '? worth less
, than half a cent. There is no coal
and street cars have stopped run
ning. People walk miles to work
, hungry and badly clad Vienna nic
miser*-5
thJT.K U d n'yer have believed
h.ki# !l'^? *as Eur?Pe?n capital lr.
tHoIi ,SUCh lonK s"?1pring pa
I r'l' ""J" ' fa" 22i'"(l? was
children ,,n,|pr^''rished
cniiaren in Vienna. Todav we
ireve 300.000 would be more correct
lnfo1r,ned confldentlallv that
list on. y *"mci*>n? foodstuff to
last one month, even at present
, starvation rations. Present
| "Don't want you to believe we are
j sensationalists, but if you could see
, the endless linen of people, includ
i ing even old women and little rhll
17,, T','1"* in'? V'^na through
Slush and snow, bent down under
; huge loads strapped on their back*
I could see pinched, sallow faces In
our kitchens you would wonder how
human endurance could stand
j under such a strain " U|>
n Is such testimony,S this from
the European representatives of the
jzxxzr "m" th?
SOVIETS REPORTED
MAKING PEACE OFFER
| Paris. Feb. 22,-The Petit Parisien
I5arn" from London that rant
OGrad will submit t<> ih ' apt.
founcil tomorrow the omciaT'oeT"
f^m. of ,he Russian Sovfefre^uT
"Scrappiest Scrapper of3Em Air
Retires After 41 Years' Service
I " ?
Veteran Indian tighter, former
i head of ttic District militia, show
ered with war honors. Gen. Lloyd
1M. Brett, colonel of cavalry and
GEN. LLOYD M. BRETT.
commandant at Fort Myer, retired
yesterday after forty-one years ac
tive service with troops at home and
abroad.
Gen. Brett's display of strategy
and bravery in the campaign of
1879 against the Sioux Indiana,
when he served under Gen. Nelson |
A. Miles, won for him the Congres
sional Medal of Honor. He served
notably in the Apache war, 1885
1S86, under Gen. Crook, and during
the Spanish-American war was in
command of the only mounted troops
in Cuba. Upon his return Gen.
Brett was made superintendent of
Yellowstone National Park.
Duringr the Mexican border trouble .
of 1916, Gen. Brett left his peacetime!
occupation to command a cavalry!
brigade on the border. On August j
5, 1917, he wag made a brigadier-!
general in the national army, and:
left a command in Hawaii to take,
over his new duties in Camp Lee. Vir
glnla.
Gen. Brett commanded the 116th!
Infantry Brigade overseas, and only I
recently has returned. The French!
government was not negligent in j
recognizing his ability, for it award- (
ed him the Croix de Guerre with thel
palm and made him an officer of the
Legion of Honor. He also was dee
orated by the United States govern
ment with the D. S. M.
Gen. Brett's soldiering is over and
he is able to look back on a bright,
clean record. He attained honors
few army officers possess. His hun
dreds of Washington friends will
remember him for the Ave years
he served as adjutant general of the
District National Guard, arid the
thousands of men who served with
the Eighteenth Division overseas
will never forget him as "the'scrap
piest scrapper of 'em all."
SUNDAY THE A TER OPENINGS
Skahert-Oarrlrk?-Tke Laat or tk?
?'nufcn.".
A second week of traveling
through the land of the Pentateuch j
and the Crusaders ria battle plane:
la offered Capital theater-goers by!
the retention of "The La.t of the
Crusaders." at the Shubert-Oarrlck!
for another week.
Scenes that mifcht have occurred j
In the reign of the glorious King
Solomon alternate with pictures of
husky Anzac troopera on the march
? gainst the "unspeakable -Turk," In
this dramatic picturlxatlon of the
delivery of the Holy Land from Its
thousand-year bondage. The Via
Dolorosa resounds to the throb of
motor truck engines, and th' Tower
of David looks down on the steel
helmets of British Tommies instead
or tho*e of the Roman Guard.
That the Inhabitants of Palestine
are really being modernized was
demonstrated by the modern Rebec
caa substituting Standard Oil can.
for the ancient Jars' which they
were wont to carry so gracefully.
Also the Missouri mule has made
h. advent .into the Hoiy Land and
Lids fair to displace, the camel as a|
tractlop facility.
Picturization of the whirling nose
dive of a combat plane 7.000 feet
above Bethlehem almost makes the
spectator dizzy with its view of the
circling checker-board landscape, a
good-sized mile below. "Close-ups"
of Field Marshal I^ird Allenby and
the dashing members of his staff,
and views of Turkish trench de
fenses alternated with panoramas of
the ancient land where so many dy
nasties have vanished like dreams.
Gaza. Joppa, Beersheba and the Holy
City, itself, all sprang before the
eye on the celluloid. The little town
where Delilah is reputed to have
been born looked as though the
ong centuries had passed over It un
heeded. but Jerusalem Is nearly up
to-date With its street cars and
other modernltiea.
The pilgrimage to the Holy Land
through the air culminates in the
triumphal entry of Allenby s troops
Into Jerusalem and its delivery
from the rule of the Moslem oppres'
| The running comment of Lowell
[Thomas adds remarkably to the
? value of the picture.
laker. K..?
I A review of "Up in Mabel s Room."
jthe farce by Wilson Collison. whlcn
n?*hl r"n Po,l?
?p,',"r in tomorrow*, is
|sue of The Herald.
A?erle?.?
? Dash, ginger, whole,ome and re
fined com?l). tuneful melodies, an ex
'f'","11'' clever cast anil a scenic
Iforth k unusual boaul>- are ,et
i?.?c I, outstanding character
;which -Hello. America"
Which opened a weeks run at the
Gayety yesterday This popular pa
K fromtr*T,nn"* cull'<1 >?>?
? "<-10 of amusement
Those t w?o^r?V ' ""
!s?? . premier merrymaker..
Sam Lewis and Sam Dodv better
jjurleaque palrons as "the
roles Th' aK"ln h"v* ""
,? ^'r Un,t""' and refreshing
Ihl r n ?""1: character comedy
lowers' ^>1 h counll??? fol
M Other* of prominence ?r??
h^1h,5i'lI,', ,Whil'- B,l?e Hall. Kllza
>tth Rarringer. Shaw and l.ee and
opening '?f ?h' P
a^eaf li^T, a
other portray. the -Tac^cen"' ??
>^?eVn'i:Drr^: "? W?htaSSE
iztz
?*??>?R>r,rK,r.
revived "a."1hB 57," W"
terday Th Kollv Theater ye.
! Ha"vl"v?nwaT'the T" danrin*
'?dian and made full^ use of com"
EurxEr rz'tit "vr
a pleasing , y *oubl>tle.
number of Popu'lartSg."^.';^*
?"eluding a dashing chorus oTpm'ty
! Frankwill''iT T,,r"pr a,"J
I Taction Thursday n'gh" '
Moore-. III.|~|. .. Kv, -
?eHaTah"I flKd in Photodram.tic ma
jterial has been opened by the Fii-t
Kxhib"<?s' Circuit in VheiJ
adaptation of manv of .u,, ??
i ,>r D' n,any of the famous
lo.u, of Roheit W. Chambers, t.j
?It u' rP" *rhl" '* ^emonatraied
one oTTh" Theater. wl,e,e
lion* "is?"" m0*1 recen? Produc
1 linn" r a* Ev<*-" a pictui lxa
The "shin t"bambpr!'' novelede.
The Shining Band." with Uiace
Darling and an all-Mar cast m>
i? week-. lpadins role"- opened
With engagement ye?terdav
with a capacity audience In at
tendance.
The story unfolded picture, a cu
finaV^r B ba"d mme 01 lrsa
~ n,pn and women, led by
Mil Pr?phet who the band
simply for the money he <zn net
out of it. who think love a Hln Tnd
marriages not for this world Ei
leen O Hara, the beautiful daughter
of a wealthy recluse who lives with
.ti"! ' er ln ,he fastnesses of the
fo?reeHCh'- jar from civ,,i??tlon.
is forced by her father to join the
J'n . because he has become Boured
on the world thrpugh the disloyalty
of his wife years before.
Kileen gets a taste of civilization
f"d wb*t is. rightfully hers socially
through seeing the members of the
wealthy Rod and Gun Club which
has been built near their mountain
h?|"e- At this point the romance
without which no Chamber! storv
whfe?h 1'*' "ppear"' and the feud
which ari.es between the members
?Sth. ? d and the c'ubm?n. the)
tight for possession and title to the
o ub property: the wrecking of ISe I
clubhouse and many other tense
situations all have their bearing I
on the eventual reeaining by the
.' of her rightful place in jo
ihc lotes. *he wlnnlnK of ,he man
.v7116,. fm,Phon>' orchestra, under
the diriectton of Daniel BreesklT
render, a score thoroughly in keen
ing with the main attraction while
the overture for the week. "Dance
of the Hours," (rom "La Oloconda "
is an attraction in itself, jvdded
features consist of a laughable
multiple reel Jewel comedy, current
events and the "Topical Digest."
< nz4<ll'a Mearopollt.il?"Ttfcy'i
"Toby'a Bow." the lively plcturl.
zatlon of John Talntor Foote'. 8Uc
P',a.y ot the same name,
opei^d a week . run at Crandall's
Metropolitan Theater yesterday be
C,7'*C',y audlencea. with Tom
*oor? la th. role which waa ofig
inaied in Washington a few months
.ago by Norman Trevor.
"Toby's Bow" is a photodramatic
comedy that deftly combines the
high-speed activities of New York's
Bohemia with the more soothing: do
mestic tranquility of an old South
ern plantation. Both phases of
modern life are accurately repro
| duced upon the screen, thanks to the
intelligent direction, skillful acting
| and expert photography. The role
i of Blake, the young Author who dts
I sipated his fortune on the gilded
! baubles of a great city and sought
: regeneration on a picturesque o???
i estate buried under an avalanche of
I mortgages, affords Tom Moore the
! first opportunity he has had in
| many weeks to demonstrate his
j complete command of swashbuck
ling heroics of romantic young man
hood. He distinguishes his inter
! pretation by careful chkracteriza
I tion, a wealth of good humor and
great ardor in lovemaklng.
The contributory roles art splen
didly played by Doris Pawn, the
daughter of bankrupt aristocracy,
who saves herself from poverty
while saving Blake from himself;
Macey Harlanv Arthur Houfen\an
and Nick Cogley. who offers a study
of Toby, the ancient servitor, that
follows lines other than those lall
! down -by George Marion, who cre
! ated the role on the articulate stag-1.
The supplementary features of the
bill are especially noteworthy. Tne
laughing subject for the week is
a new Sunshine comedy. "Sheriff i
Nell's Comeback." and the most ar- {
tistic otf the shorter offerings, "The j
Apache Trail." Priznia's natural ;
color study of one of the most pic- i
turesque bits of rugged grandeur to
be found In the West. A n^w issue I
of current events and the pithy
topics of the day add further in- !
jterest to a program that is'grea'ly
| strengthened by excellent orchestral
: accompunimcnt and the* rendition of
} Rendix' "Southern Rhapsody" over- {
ItuV
litfw'i Palace ? l>oa*lxift Marl.ru
la MMar?'a Ankle.** I
It was inevitable, of course, that |
a farce of the compelling amuse- j
ment qualities of "Mary's Ankle." j
which had a lon^. prosperous run on j
' the legitimate stage, with Irene j
Fenwlck in the leading role, should
eventually be1 adapted to the film
form, but its entertainment value
was greatly increased to hen a play
er of the capability of Douglas Mac
Lean was cast In the role of proml- '
nence. supported by u co-starrinjc !
team-mate like Doris Ma v. j
The production, in its film form. J
began a week's run at Loew s Pal- ]
ace yesterday, and those students of [
the cinema who have watched the !
work of Macl?ean?a Washington j
boy, incidentally ? in such comic'
classics as Hours Leave" and 1
"What's Tour Husband DolngT* j
will unquestionably be rejoiced to j
witness the success in triplicate )
which this same star scores in the!
| May Tlilly adaptation.
I Th? Story itself concerns a young:
? doctor who finds himself in most !
j embarrassing financial straits. This j
I condition is highly intensified when
JJic is confronted with the winning)
j smile of a girl selling lags on is* '
j day. and his 90 cents?his last !?0 I
cents?goes the way of all flesh, and
j he is utterly and finally broke. The j
I tag girl's smile, however, worked J
even worse havoc with his heart j
than his pocketbook. and, notwith
standing his determination to find
and win the girl, his financial con
dition is worse than urgent.
In an effort to win a reward from
his uncle for marrying. the ha
rassed youth sends out' a wedding'
announcement that falsely an-,
nounces his nuptials, but before it
can be brought to uncle's attention
and the reward claimed, the tag-girl
finds one of the announcements and
the grease is in the furnace, so to
speak. The complications thus cre
jated mount fast and furious toward
ja crescendo of mingled comedy and
'romance and in the end. we find the
medical youth at a point where
nothing will straighten out a most
nasty tangle save a confession and a
proposal, both of which he makes
without delay, though with feelings
sadly mingled.
Thus is brought to a climax and
a finish one of the smartest, bright
est and most wholesome comedies of
the season. The featured produc
tion is delightfully supp'emented
| by an overture selection of beauty
jand charm.
l.ofw"> C olumbia ?-The Mis Rent
Collars.**
The recent national prohibition
amendment produced, quite natural-;
ly. a modicum of misery and a
cartload of comedy at one and the j
same time. Forgetting for the mo-,
ment the darker side of the pic-1
ture. one is commended to the |
photoplay adaptation of Holworthyj
Hall's prohibition-social satire. "The
Six Best Cellars." which made its!
.screen debut at Loew's Columbia'
Theater yesterday with Bryant j
j Washburn and Wanda Hawley in j
ithe roles of featured importance.
; "The Six Rest Cellar*" first saw 1
jlhe dark of print in McC I lire's
Magazine, where It was read with1
{howls of glee by the usual number j
of millions and looking back into'
Ithe field of fiction for a comparison}
tin comedy, one fixes upon Ellis
'Parker Butler's "Pigs Is Plus" as'
possibly the closest approach to
Hall's humorqus classic to be found
in current literature.
Bryant Washburn and Wanda
Hawley assumed the role of the Mr.
and Mrs. Carpenter, social lca<k>rs
in a suburban community who kre
bequeathed a liquid store by a de
ceased relative, only to discover the
stock consists of "empties." Ap
. palled st the social consequences of
I their dearth of liquor, the Patter
! sons take the dilemma by both
! horns and openly espouse the cause
of prohibition with a seal that not
only makes them leaders of "dry"
thought in the community but which
threatens, seriously, to send Henry
to Congress.
The political and social fortunes
of the Pattersons, however, are sud
denly checked by the discovery that
only a portion of the deceased rela
tive's private stock consisted of
"empties" and that more of It con
sisted of champagne. This is the
situation that confronts the couple
i and it would be unfair to say more
'than that the Columbia has a very
smashing picture.
Moore's Strand?ftagebrvaher.**
Humanness and reality, two qual- j
Hies which the picture-going public1
has learned to expect and demand
during the past year, abound in
The Sage'orusher." an adaption of
Kmerson Hough's celebrated novel
of the same name, which opened a
week's engagement at Moore's
Strand Theater yesterday.
The story, known to thousands, is
appealing from start to finish, the
pigtore version being a perfect de
lineation of love based cn sublime
faith, of humanness, of real ro
mance thst comes nosltively as a
relief when compared to the average
display of seorching passions de
picted on stage and screen recently
and labeled "romance.' Jtidoes one
good to know and study such
character an Sim Gase. not much to
look at. scoffed by men and ignored
by women, ytt with something that
many lack?heart.
Into his life comes a young and
beautiful girl. though not of Jiis
choosing. lila oni* friend, thought
a woman, would fix Him up to Took
like other men. and advertised for
a wife in his name. Mary Warren
appears, stricken blind hy fate, on
the'train. She eannot see the man,
but the heart of Sim won her in- i
stantly. She visualize* him as biff
and handsome, hut her ideal was the
ycung doctor Sim had called to ie-,|
atore htr sight. Then Sim Is shock
ed when the neiffhbors demand he
marry'the girl who in sharing his
shack. From this point on the sac
rifice of the man is wonderful to
behold, even to the extent of giv
ing up Mary, thereby placing her in
the arms of the man he knows is
more suited to be Her husband
Craadaira Kilfhfriiwkrr--Tlif
Copperhead."
Lionel Harrymore was sren upon the
screen at Crandall's Knickerbocker
Theater yesterday in his remarkably
Impressive characterization of the
central figure in the film version of
Augustus Thomas' sensationally suc
cessful# drama. "The Copperhead."
In this powerful story of the secret
service in the civil war. Barrymore |
presents a portrait that is as produc- j
tive of dramatic intensity as it if ;
sure of its commsnd of ihe ?entler I
emotions. There is a vein of ex- '
quisite pathos throughout the picture.
Thfl predicament of the patriot, who
sacrificed the confidence of his family
and of his friends because he had a
trust to keep, affords a basis of
drama more fdrceful than could be
provided by any circumstances lest
tragic than those that prevailed in
the days of the nation's supreme trial.
Others of the cast also contribute
expositions of character that "tamp
this production as one of exceptional
care in the making. The production,
incidentally, seems to be historically
accurate in its visualization of the
period in which the absorbing story is
laid.
The bill, which will be repeated to
day. beginning at 2:30. is complete
by the customary array of abbrevi
ated camera subects and special mu
sical setting under the directorship
of Henri Sokolove.
Moore", Gardes Hoeklekerrr
Flsa"
An even trmlfr rush for ?,i,
ha, heretofore been experienced ma?
? r Ul Moor*'* Garden The
"here lh. Paramount
Arlcraft special version of Mark
Twain s celebrated novfl "II jckle
" rr> Hnn ha* Iteen holding forth
In capacity audience. for the pa?t
fourteen da>,.
Millions of readers have laugned over
the humorou, boy stories of Mark
T**" ,nd 1 h'*v Will live forever in
Th? !"'"rl* ?f 'he American people
The <lm? .,11 be |ong noa jud?
ng fi?m th.- reception the rilm version
\v. "uckleberfy Finn - received from
whe"n th'n" ,m,C,i0n Pictur<' Mtron.,
wnen the statement can be
CT^ntmh!i?k" haVe ,"uch'<i over the,e
the srreen "" ,"OU'!h, '? ??
^^w^orZ7"c^;:m - r
jmltated. Kortunatll, for the''^
"ory and of Mr ?/ th'
lt i? ,11 vou ex beet in Perfectly.
?"h?1 V^nn" h" K"r?""n-???t
??>?: ;u,h?h;
mmm
Widow r>oUgla? th*. ??'w.n"? 1,1 j
W^h,';,,k"?Wn lo thousand, of
?asnmKtonians no* ? ?
I I
! ^ ?rui . ..
"r TUrd i.rmrrmi|*a.?
rinJi . nl ,:-n-r*tion a Mj,
ngl> dramatic silent drama which
*" Presented for tile first Hn, .
?.shing,on a, ,-randan? T^.ir
ir-v*,:V::
NvTf. --vrv
rived from "Th. Spender,, one of
An oM^t"" V]*"nr -?rl> novel.
In #r f., ork f*wily. steeped
tradition and proud of its attain
ments comes to grief as a ^ult'
of th. profligacy of th* grandchil
PTOblU- 1"^? Wh" hal- deemed
famI ? .h b"'in"" a"d Wdelitv IO
medial r?5 ?f com
IhT V * *?clal success. The
?h?rrf*lV,nruV'0n "* ?wn "<??>.
wtlleB If put, into effect with dire
results lhat are effectivelv repro
duced upon the screen.
^rV'lopm"" of 'he storv un
Lfen. "* lt" "* *,0n of <hl. ex
Uon ,rS*m'[? ""hje. t grip, ten
frof" the start and leafls to
climacteric incident, notable for the
aheer dramatic power which they
posses. The principal roles art
M?h1?n Hamilton and
?etty Blythe. two experienced play
"* *h?/"'nl,1 'he highest require
ments of their difficult roles. The
other members of the excellent cast
?CQUlt themselves with e?ual credit
In role, that vary in character and
?cale * Rl1 -"'ire social
The production is one that takes
rank with the really commendable
l<jyen"",? of photodramatic art
and the photography I, nf a gualitv
flnlih *. "" Pif,Ur'' " degree of
Jilfj;1* ;? keeping with the
furnish I PUc" People who
est In the story.
The bill I, completed by the usual
Mm r *d<mlo,,!, 'o the program ?f
Him feature, and particularly in.
priate orchestral accompaniment.
Walter Reed Veterans
Install New Officers
Permanent officers of the Waltar
Reed Hospital Po,t. Veteran, of
Tl * H V,ar*- *er* Installed last
night by Capt. Herman H. rfuegal.
. A; P'r-onal aid to the com
mander-in-chief. Veterans Foreign
War,. Sergt. Cornelius O'Rouke l<
the newly Installed commander of
me post.
ovI^o?Valtew Reed ?'?"1 n?w ha,
wit?i member, and i, confident of
r'Lnln*.?n<, ?f the liberty loan
wMe^ ^r?'r"1 ,h" ,w" new po,t,
which Mcure the large.t number of
memberp before April.
Hubby Will Likely
Ride During Night
Oklahoma City. Okta.-IC, a, much
hers aa it is hla. Thus -uled District
Judge George w Ctark. saying that
even daring the pendency of their di
Yorce suit. Mr*. J. j. Lehman was en
titled to u*- n* ?h?? automobile on?
?*
Take It from Uncle Eph I
.Kj #s
IT'S PURTY hard f lead a call
an' th' simple life at th' same time
When some fellers (it t' their
wits' end tbey are not very far
from their entrance.
iC.prrtghl 19JO TkwapM* rtilm
DEATH CLAIMS
MAJOR PULLMAN,
CHIEF OF POLICE
CONTINUED FROM PAGE OX\
1 groups such ae the vice and Automo
bile squads were sorely needed.
These and many other perplexing
conditions beset a man but 32 years
of age and so lacking not only in
I actual police experience but seem
ingly in temperamental qualifications
! that his failure was freely predicted
by the wiseacres.
J The best answer to these pessi
| mists is found in Ptfllman's record
j and in the testimonial letters he re
ceived after the armistice from
Secretary of War Baker and other
officials complimenting him upon his
| administration of the department
through the trying days of war
I rgrd >?( la Take
What his direction meant at that
time can be gleaned from the storv
j told as to his desire to take a com
mission offered him in the army and
'promising early service in France.
"Do not accept." Baker told lura.
!"Tour work is here and it is enough
| of a job for any man."
The major and superintendent
went at his big task with creditable
conservatism and thoroughness*.
took no measures which might be
regarded as too sudden and drastic.
The vice squad organised by him
at first was prone to function at
(times in an awkward manner yet
jthis innovation has proved of very
(Positive benefiti The Woman's Bu
reau of the police department was
!in a sens'- an outgrowth of this
idea. Centralization, co-operation
land individual initiative were Pull
man's watchwords.
His main conception of proper
police administration, however, was
the prevention of crime before its
detection became necessary. There
is far less of the sensational in th**
forestalling of lawless acta than in
!the apprehension of those who com
mit them, but the records show that
this forehanded action brings re
sults in diminution of crime.
Traffic problems occupied a la ge
part of Pullman's attention and this
clo*?e study was the cause of many
? jests by those who believed him more
interested in matters of minor infrac
tion than in major criminal activities.
He succeeded, however. in creating a
traffic squad and in instituting traffic
regulations which have earned Wash
ington the reputation of being the
model city in vehicular handling. He
was the foremost proponent of a traf
fic court modeled after those of other
large cities, and the institution of
which seems a certainty of the near
ifuture.
llootleggias; < ru*udr.
Much criticism wa? levelled at Pull
man for his crusades against boot
legging and whisky running, inaugu
rated. respectively, when the Sheppa^d
law. making the District dry. ?nd the
Reed amendment, making it bone-dry.
Uecame operative. It was charged in
the latter case that he was withdraw
ing valuable men from the central de
tective office and their precinct beats
to post them along the roads leading
into the District on the chance of
apprehending persons illicitly convey
ing liquor.
' Pullman did a? much for his men
jas for the public. He worlced un-i
fiaggingly in behalf of enactment of
'the police pension law. He was
friendly to the Police Association
; snd to the several relief organiza
tions maintained by the force. In
leach of his annual reports %he re
quested pay increases for bluecoa's
j Considering the phenomenal
growth of Washington since the on
! set of the war. the department un
der Pullman achieved a not-VjIe
?record in keeping down crime snd
in bringing about apprehension ani
conviction of criminals. But a f^w
Iruirder cases of the past five ye****
! remain unsolved. Shoplifting, plck
;pocket activities and many minor
.offenses decreased in his administra
tion. .
1 On April 1. 1*1?. Pullman entered
!his second term of office, having
been renominated by President Wil
son.
It proved a year fertile in major
crime. The climax was thought to
have been reached on June S with
the bomb explosion before Attorney
General Palmer's home in which t*r
perpetrator was blown to pieces.
Pullman lent all possible ansistanc*
to secret service men and Depart*
ment of Justice operatives in th"
succeeding investigstion. %
On July 21. however. Washing
ton was in the throes of a race
riot and Pullman faced the gravest
situation which yet had confronted
him.
Paliee EitaeralW.
The cry' arose after the battle
had died: "What> the matter with
the police department?" In th^
sequel it has been shown that cer
tain factors absolved Pullman and
hie men from all blame in the aen
sational affair. TSvery year Pull
man asked Congress for enactment
of a law acainst the indiscriminate
sale and carrying of weapons as
drastic as the Sullivan act in New
York.
Pullman's conduct of his fores
during the war was eminently sat
isfactory and was not marked by
any untoward happenings. The
Single outrage which might con
ceivably have taken Uee during
the months of Amei ei - partici
pation. the wreck'ng ? -> r ate
anteroom at the Caplt< : '?> a ib,
occurred before our e? * ? ?? he
struggle had counaele i *
est of pstrola.
Th? last six months c. ' t'.l' iafa
life and tenure of c ?: * ?d
that his goal of per t J ?e
prevention waa being a r >a -<fl.
The past winter has . ut. fts
cleanest record on Wa. ' *%o*
lice blotters of 4?ca4k
and
? '
Harry
i
(also Theresa. Don*
and Harriet,
are invited to answer,
within 24 hours, this An
nouncement of the
%
The only condition* are
First:
You must be interested in
the movies and occasion
ally attend some motion
picture theater; ?
i
I
Second:
You must be a person of
thrift, making or earning
some money on your own
account and eager ts
make more.
If these two things arc
true of you. just wr ?
your name and addr
on a potlcwd or fett ?
sheet and shoot it it
I the mail.
We will then send >ou
a certain BOOK which
tells you all about
THE FROHMAN PLAN
for sharing motion pic
ture profits with the
peoble who pay to see
the pictures?includ
ing yourself.
Fancy watching a play
on the screen and know
ing positively that some
, of the box office money
is sure to find its way
into YOUR POCKET!
We have worked oc
the Frohman Plan verv
carefully and are no\
ready to let you see iu
together with a list of
Frohman Productions an<i
24 Portraits of Frohma
Stars, all without cost c
obligation on your part
\
The only thing yo
need to be sure about jus
now is the PROMP
SENDING of your nam
and address.
We wrH take care cf
evwything else, .and air
certain you will be
mighty glad you ever read
and answered this An
nouncement. ^ r ?
Address: ' W 1
FROHMAN
AMUSEMENT
CORPORATION
310 Timet Buildir ;
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