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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY I, 1931.
Think not that thy word and thine alone
must be right?Sophocles.
THE Foreign Trade Financing Corporation is
translated from an ideal to a practical fact,
from a paper program to a working organization.
It has been organized and its stock is now
offered on the market.
This is final proof to the Old World that
"America first" has not meant "America over all,"
nor America without regard to the well-being and
prosperity of other countries. It has but meant
that the United States would not foolishly rush in
where angels might well fear to tread, but that
when the comparatively safe road was found, its
people were ready to take their share of the burdens,
and develop ways of world helpfulness.
It is self-evident that usefulness is based on
ability to help and that wasting this ability helps
no one. Hie stronger the United States can keep
itself the greater can be its usefulness. It is this
which has caused delay and it is this which has
.brought this Foreign Trade Financing Corporation.
It will have $100,000,000 capital and a financing
and credit capacity of at least $1,000,000,000. There
will be no promotion or underwriting charge in
placing the stock. The full par value will be left
intact for use, which of itself shows the sincerity
and complete integrity of the organization.
It will provide the greatest service this country
can possibly do for other countries and for itself.
A large part of Europe is living from hand to mouth
and the hand has not been able, in very many instances,
to reach even that far. Temporary, shorttime
credit has proved wholly inadequate to meet
Charity has had to undertake to fill the lack
ot* other temporary expedients. The 33,000,000
"Hoover" fund, and the Near East fund come from
this absence of the greater and permanent agcncy
1o finance industry to enable those people to provide
Austria's plight is another direct result of the
want of such an organization by which she could
provide the coal and other raw materials without
which her people most starve in idleness. In only
less desperate condition is Poland and other countries.
They must have the materials with which
In fact this corporation is America's contribution
to re-establish in the world the gospel of work,
which is the greatest of peace agencies. It is only
necess^v to put these people back in their accustomed
employments to re-establish the soundness
of their credit A people at work are always
At the same time, it will provide the needed
markets for our own surplus materials. It will do
for the farmers what they hoped to get from the
Federal Finance Commission. It will do what the
government could not do, as it will be able to determine
in what direction to grant credit and to
The stock will be one of the soundest investments
and should be broadly taken as it has associated
with its strictly financial attractions, all the
romance and glamor of being the world's greatest
peace movement and of combining in itself all the
relief agencies on the practical basis of helping
those people to help themselves.
going to Florida for his vacation, Mr.
Harding wishes it distinctly understood he has
no interest in the weeping crocodiles.
A Carefully Balanced Whole.
The time may come when there will be no
navies. This is at least as probable as that the time
will come when there will be no more crime and
men will be perfect
But so long as there are navies these will consist
as an organized whole, of a considerable variety
of fighting units. It is rather foolish to talk of
scrapping the capital ships and of navies composed
of submarines and airships.1
' The growth of navies does not show the abandonment
of any one class of ships. There has been
constant improvement in speed, size, power, effectiveness
and offensive and defensive devices of the
original fighting ships. These are the capital
ships of today, the battleships and cruisers.
To these which formed the original navies from
the days of galleys propelled by oars, have from
time to time been added other types of offensive
and defensive auxiliaries and agencies. The fast
cruiser or scout ship, developed to the battleship
cruiser, is in itself one of these.
Distinct hospital ships, colliers and machne*
ships and others, as well as the torpedo boat and
the destroyer, and now the submarine, the submarine
chaser and the airship are but other additions.
The very coming of a new sea weapon brings another
to counterbalance it or add' to its effectiveness
as the airship brings the mother ship to house
and transport it
Navies have but grown more complicated just
as have armies, but the infantry and artillery service
of armies are not to be supplanted, nor is even the
cavalry as yet a back number.
The naval problem of today is not one of
scrapping this or that factor or service, or its abandonment.
It is a problem of balance. Up to now
navies have centered around the capital ships. Is
this to be true of Jhe future, and if so to what extent?
It was once thought by some that the destroyers
would make them valueless.
It is even more than improbable that the great
battleships will ever pass into mere history. But
; r I,
that there will be fewer of them and that these few
will be materially changed in structure and fighting
equipment is probable. It may be expected that
their uses wjll be more restricted and that they
will be made to conform to this more limited field.
Until all of this is fairly well settled, it would
seem unwise to continue to build'the present types
and to plan a navy around them of the kjnd which
the world war indicated may be superseded "in the
near future in its balance of types and kinds of naval
Anyway D'Annunzio has not decided to
come to the Unjtfcd States. There is that much
cause for ('.tank fulness.
At last a definite sum has been fixed for German
reparations. Germany is to pay a total of
$56,000,000,000 in forty-two years. In addition she
is to collect I2J4 per cent duty on all her exports
and pay this into the fund.
Can she do this and will she do it? That she
can, there is little reason to doubt. That she will,
is highly improbable and further concessions may
well be expected either at the London conference
with her representatives, or later.
She has not yet met a single one of the obligations
imposed upon her by the treaty and shows
no intention of complying with the final financial
demand. It remains then to be seen how serious the
allies?especially Great Britain?are in making this
their last word and what they will do to enforce it.
The $56,000,000,000 is the bulk amount It includes
interest as well as principal. Germany can
avoid the interest by hastening payment of the
principle which amounts tQ around $20,000,000,000.
That she can, if she will, pay thi? in much less than
forty-two years is probable.
Germany's war debt is practically all internal;
it is due to her own people. It is less in its comparative
total than that of any of her enemies.
The war did not touch her soil nor her industries.
She is industrially intact and her chief industries
are now restored to the extent of paying huge
, Her people, or rather her wealth, was not taxed
for war costs to compare with that of the allies.
She retained iuost of her stores of gold. She paid
little, if any of the costs of the war in cash. She
jias retained her industrial and financial organization.
The earning capacity of her people has always
been proportionately^arge. Knowing just what they
have to pay, just what is necessary, the exact demand,
they can, if they will, meet it, provided alone
they are not further hampered in their efforts to
It is here the tariff rider is of importance. This
is a concession to France which Great Britain was
not reluctant to grant. It is aimed to prevent a
too quick German trade recovery. It is a leaf taken
from the French book of after the Franco-Prussian
Then, by haggling, France had her indemnity
cut 1,000,000,000 francs and paid all the balance in
exchange far within the allotted time. It is not
intended that Germany shall do this same thing
and so repeat history.
Nor do the allies care to meet German goods
in foreign markets on equal terms, or to meet them
with the German advantage as represented in exchange
rates. So this very peculiar and ingenious
condition was added to a German export tax on
all German, goods, to be paid to the Reparations
Germany has been told what she must pay, but
that she must not pay it too quick. S|je is to go
to work for those she has so deeply injured, with a
ball and chain on her leg to hold her back. The
justice of the device can hardly be questioned, but
its wisdom is decidedly doubtful.
There is a civil service examination for
every Federal office except those of some importance.
Last Friday a report came from the Department
of Agriculture that the wheat stocks in the United
States in all positions amounted to only 320,000,000
bushels January 1. This was corrected or explained
within the trading period as not including
wheat on the farms for feeding and seed.
The market went up and down ori the report
and its explanation. The department has its own
explanation of this as of other figures which market
experts are unable to understand or to reconcile
with other statements, cy previous reports.
The frequency of this situation need not be
taken as a criticism of the department. "Don't
choke the child, it is doing the best it can." But
it does point to the need of reaching exact accuracy
or of discontinuing the service.
It points to a need of a consistent and unvarying
system of estimates which will start on a definite
basis and stay on it. Congress should provide
a sufficient fund for this, which it does not' do,
since in large measure prices are based on these
reports and it is the farmer rather than the trader
wh opays for any errors, mistakes or contradictions,
no matter what the cause.
The trader can hedge, or he may make up tomorrow
for today, but the farmer can do neither.
No one doubts the ability or integrity of the bureau
from which these estimates come. There is no occasion
to believe it cannot supply the ne?d if given
the facilities. But the fact is it has had to take
what was left after all other demands were cared
Reading the digest of government reports and
of market letters, analyzing them and the market
situation, it also ocours to the man on the side-line,
that it would be very helpful if the department officials
and the exchanges had a closer understanding.
Certainly the tracers and officials should be able to
reach certain agreements on basic facts.
They should reach a mutual understanding on
system and form in making and publishing reports
which would go far to preventing wide variance in
interpretation. Wtien criticisms are taken directly
to the various bureaus an explanation is ready
which either explains, or does not explaip.
But it sometimes develops that the bureau has
started with one supposed fact, while the commercial
expert has started with another. It would help
if they started even and it would also help if they
had the same system of percentages and of variance.
In fact thert would seem to be a decfeed need
for the department bureaus and the traders who
depend upon their reports, to get together in a
mutually helpful way, to clear up ffiisunderstandings
and to reach a common basis of estimates.
These are the days when American citizens N
may expect to be honored by receiving communication!
from the government's internal rev-,/
What the Nation ^L -:
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?*?. JOH*SOSI BRING* '
VPKRAGI MEMORIAL HGHK,
, To have lived with two generations
and yet to have bad the faculty
of understanding and appreciating
the alms and Ideala of both,
still keeping their relation to their
age, this la the distinction epjoyed
by Mra. Adelaide Johnson,' the
American aculptress. who arrived In
Washington yesterday trom Italy,
bringing with her the suffrage*
memorial statue, which is to be presented
to the National Capitol February
For Mrs. Johnson Is not merely a
aculptress. but a philosopher and
historian as wjll. At the heart of
the greatest movements of the last
part W' W"'t h 8h'- <??*>? l?
"reaU'st Period of tnapslMrs
J oh hls'ory of the Planet,
keen "^served with
ues of Mern"'en,t tht- relatlv? valwhi.
h ?h v.P<!OPle and events with
which she has been surrounded.
mlth.v. V ?enter a" ?' ">?
thJf ?. Vrc*'!! whiuh make d?v
nronH u ^m**nt Day Of Biblical I
Prophecy, according to Mrs. John"the
wr '* popularly known as
the woman s movemenrt." Leaving
itage" Mr86/^' ?Ut of ,he worl<1
entfre i! Johnson says that the
entire movement Is epoch making.
T??n, n0r women' but for men.
son', ?y "nder!,tand Mrs. JohnHfe
i I ? Vi"w' her outlook on
events of h" J"terpr(*tatlon of the
' her day, one must keep In
TohLnn', ?*' early ln Mr?
n wu? formulated her own creed,
it was a most tolerant one. yet It
?e?n?^afra''"'r,iZ""' by a wholesome
respaet for religion.
an,' f<,<>1 J1"" ' am "" religious !
tearsTh Bh f?r ,ho la!,t thirty j
a r m> foot Inside
yesterda!>'. Johnson said
"AY* THIS A?iK MARKS
daw.\ OK \t:w kpoch.
..'U!!r "J"' had formulated her own
on W! "he "ays Is an eclectic
one. and which, although it serve,
i< 1 S!,jan an<"hor. she never permits
it to distort her perspective. Mrs
Johnson began to look at men and
things in the liKht of her hypothesis
that Uiis was the mnSt important
age the world's history the
end of the old and the beginning
of the now.
How beet to preserve the record
of the great forces which arc pfaving
in our day and time was her
next thought, and then she resolved
to devote her art to making portraits
in marble of the great spiritual
and moral loaders of our era.
' In a critical time such as ours.''
she said, "nothing: permanent develops
in art. literature or music.
The permanent fruits of such a
period come later. 1 decided, therefore.
that ihc best approximation
to a faithful record of the events
of our day would be the delineation
of the features of the men
and women who had been instrumental
in shaping those events."
Susan B. Anthony, in Mrs. Johnson's
opinion, is the outstanding
and challenging figure of the last
century, the leader of not only
American womanhood but the leader
of the womanhood of all time.
Mrs. Johnson knew her intimately
and says that she had the peculiar
faculty of dealing with three entirely
different generations and still
achieving her end.
"When the first suffrage congress
met in Washington in 1888,"
said Mrs. Johnson, "only seven nations
sent delegates. Miss Anthony
had been in the movement
fo#ty years then. ln 1904 no Jess
than t wenty-seVen countries sent
delegates to the last council which
Miss Anthony attended."
At the heart of 'the suffrage
ipovement, through all its vicissitudes
for the last thirty years, Mrs.
Johnson has carried the concept of
immortalizing the figures of Lucretia
Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
and Susan B. Anthony.
EXHIBITED 8CILPTIRK AT
Mrs. Johnson was just beginning
her work as a sculptor when Susan
B. Anthony used to come to Washington
every winter to,prepare for
the National Suffrage Convention.
She was desirous of making a bust
of Miss Anthony, and it was finally
decidt^i that this should be done.
The bust was exhibited at tn*s
World Columbian Expositioi ii
1893. Miss Anthony insisted, however,
that the busts of her coworkers.
Lueretia Mott and Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, be made at the
The busts were exhibited in ths
Woman's Building and were admired
by visitors at the exposition.
After the. close of? the exposition
it was proposed to place the bU6ts
in the National Capitol, but nothing
came of the movement until just
befpre the passage of the suffrage
amendment, when tho National
Woman's party decided to offer improved
copies of the original bu*ts
to the Capitol in the event of suffrage
Mrs. Johnson has just come from
Carrara. Italy, where she completed
her work of carving the three busts
out of a single piece of marble. Instead
of putting each one on a pedestal,
as at first planned.
She experienced great difficulty In
securing Italian assistants to help
carve the marble and workmen to
convey (he seulpfbre to -*h? liner
from her studio.
When the "monument was ready
for shipment from Genoa it was
necessary to get it down 'to the
water, since it was decided th^t
freight would be too slow from
ABOUT SEVEN TOISS.
"When the monument was crated
?it weighs about seven tons and is
about seven and one-^ialf feet tall,"
Mrs. Johnson explained, "the oxen
were driven r^cht Into my studio
and hauled it to the road. The
laborers went ftn strike when it was
but half way to sthe vessel and the
monument remained there for thlrtv
hours. When the laborers again
began, moving it toward the sailing
vessel 'the sea was had* and it was
decided to secure a freight train
which was to run ns fur as Genoa.
It was only when after repeated delays
I was able to the monument
hoisted oi^to the liner at
Genoa that T win able to breathe
freely once mow,"
Mrs. Johnson came over 'on the
Dante Allghierl with the statue.
Although for many years a resident
of Washington, Mrs. Johnson now
makes her home in New York City.
She will remain here for the convention
of the National Woman's
F. W. O.
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There'* Nothing Revolutionary About Priming a Pump to Get the
' Water Started.?By Darling.
Scientific Use Cotton Opinions
Notes and In Currencyj Gf Other
Comment Banker Explain8 why Editors
Dirty Banknotes Have
Calendar of Meetings; j Flooded U.S. Markets. Brief Comment From
Activities of Societies j nu|l?sl G. Leading \eicspapers
In Washington. ' j new youk, jan. 31?the k?n. * nroughout Nation
' brained manager at the Madison
avenue branch of the Equitable Tfcr Mrti Parker Bill.
Uotanlral S*rlety. < mbo. Cl?k, Truat Company was talking: "Ka?t M"Wrago iv?t
this evening. 8 o'clock, "Natural i?. we have bad non-washable bank- thilt tu.mw. with ita hundred*!
r.r \frina " ?>v dr ? i notes ??nce the I nited States en%-gelation
of Africa, by Pr. h. 1. ^ war this w>g du)i to ,h? of mi.lion? of assets. is ,o be ruled
Shantz: "Notes on the Flora of the 5carcity of linen, and the discovery over by three jlo.ofto-a-year men
Iberian Pelitnsula," by Iver Tide- that very serviceable money could to picked by the President
Strom. "< from cotton. But while the whl< h m<_ans |h<( flrBt
eotton money looked just as good a*
radio signs axd airora lhe "nen and crackled as loudly, it r- * o.l em will be politicians
. -loes not stand up in the laundry, wno na\r been gently hoisted out
associated, say experts. That is the reason why we have so uf "ther jobs by a loving public.
"Long distance radio transmission much dirty money in circulation. on the face of it the proposition
at night is associated with the Ml the new money that goe.? into *eein* utterly absurd. It takes men
boundary of the highly conducting circulation has to be printed at the of the highest business ability to
outer portion of the atmosphere. Bureau of Engraving and Printing run the packing house* and make
which is also the origin of the an- which has had Its presses busvMhem pay a 2 or j per cent profit on
roral disturbances." said Drs. j. h. enough turning out Mberty Ponds." tne immense volume of their gross
Dellinger and l. e. Whittemorr. . These men are not jlo.nooradio
experts of the Bureau of a restaurant owner operating on **>'ear men or $5fl.000-a-year men
Standards, at the meeting of the the Upper West Side was out giving They are bigger and abler than any
Philosophical Society Saturday his thoughts: "We have had to put man that can be hired They have
night, where they reported the yeast cakes on the menus. The de- 10 he. it is a joke to supersede
progress of extensive co-operative mand became so great for them that them by a group of three lame
tests to determine the cause of we concluded to serve them like ducks.
fading or swinging of wireless sig- any dish from the kitchen. It is a
nals. These variations in strength part of the reducing fad that seems (XaahTille Banner.)
of signals sent at night are prob- to possess the souls of al? of our The big reduction in the prices
ably caused by the absorption of women customers, and they also f,.r nve stock jihauld, of course
the waves by masses of slightly say yeast helps to nwke them more have been folowed ^ a correspondionized
air at the very high alti- beautiful. improving their com- i1k reduction in the retail price of
tudes. they declared. plexion and erasing their wrinkles meat to the consumer* That is the
Experimental work done to enable th#?y eat them ?preaa like butter wholly logical view of the situathe
prediction of the influence of 0n bread or crackers or dissolved in :ion. but it was not so ann ?hp
the distributed capacity of induct- , drink." onsumers have the right to know
ance coils from their method of-con- reason
struction was described by g Breit. dr. William j. o'Sullivan. attor- It doesn't seem that high prices
sam?, bur'au. this d'"* ney, physician, expert on poisons, lor a commodity of universal use
tributed capacity affects their be- and one 0( the mogt adroit cross- ;ke meat could be uniformly un
havlor in e ectrlcal circuits and is exait,in<.r8 at thp crlmjnlll ,,ar. wh? hrld ,ho hcu? th, "a" '* "p_
wtu stated difd, from ,h' ""f ??" the price, of LtZh?s. etc"
was stated. , chlorine gas. lost his life in behalf n the hoof had suffered a big
of the apartment dwellers along slump, without ?nm? ?r?rt
i.ow kalarim blidanokr Riverside Drive. He inhaled tliT JnT.edcol.imon
patknt'ofkick. sats comcll. deadly fumes whil^ making an inThe
Patent Office is in danger of yestlgation of the gases at the New (Butimor. sur i
breaking down, declares Edwin j jersey plants, which, when the wind . mav s . k-,*..*
Pr indie, chairman of the Engineer- <"ame from the west, ha,i aroused that ,f tht^oai
ing Council's patent committee, the protest, of Manhattan!,es. :?b to ha^
which is representing organized en- ^en 1 firs* met Dr. o Sullivan, ; ncnt bv commission imnosed unon
gineers in urging the passage of duart" of a century ago. he was a, Zm. lL ?Z"orm ?l rZutat*!
the Nolan patent bill, l.^w salaries vt xorlty h. was '" no di",?n' da" applied
are forcing employes to leave the . . ' 1. a"t.norit>. lie wa. ^ h basic indtirtri??? ut>a ?i*<
service at the rate'of 25 per cent n ^^^li'^^t^ ^wse'r' -'ely t'o ^aera? bualnaH 'f the
year, while the work constantly In- ? eraitj. whert he h_ people discover that Federal recu
creases. The Nolan bill raises both ^ admitted**^ the^lunl ^rofes- u,lon of tbe <<oea not lower
salaries and patent fees, leaving the ^ after his arrival "n ,he prlc' of m,'?t ?? l"eir
Patent Office self-supporting as at t?, countr/ ? flr won ?ininc. they soon. will re asking regulation
present, he polnts^out. t(on ,he tr|aj qf c,rlyle "<c retailer..^
the medical student, tried In 1ss0 ,n- , . ?.
STRAliKUSC SWIFT for poisoning his young wife. He "2. ' .
ADDS BIRD TO FAMA. also took part in the trials of Mrs , j* "1
When Dr. g. Dallas Hanna cap- Alice Almont Fleming, accus- ^ed to'the demand,'^ the flrmz
tured an Asiatic swift that had t, ^ p?^0illn8'. mot**er- ?nd stock growers, this is hardly
straggled to the Pribilof Islands in poisoning his^i*"*"' p w' what Senator Harding held out in
Bering Sea, he added a new bird to hj * " a<oi.ired his ?,rornls<' to "unshackle butiness "!
the fauna of North America. This . s"?w h?ta "air. acquired ,,f course, the election is over. But
addition caused by the single speci- a dl,i''nc 1 n only a few yeeks ago the alluring
men that had strayed from its nor- th ,, ?tani.s t /.'i ej?m" l""05!""""' was presented that if the
mal range from Siberia to Philip- lnpr n ws#, artent" member or 'i,>|,uhiic?ns * on government inter- j
Jf *SAJT~ ' - "" - *
a e issi e, l" *,'?' rerrr8en,atlve George b (n>- York Tribo^ ,
a* is^l^es McClellan was nominated and Economieallv ?k- xr ? r.MONTHLY
MEWS ORGAN. elected. rl ^ bin * ' ' Ken>on-kendTo
keep Its members In touch with (Copyright, mi. PabUc L?d??r Co.) in business decentralliaUon'^vhirh
its affair, the local chapter of the ti , rx I n , may or may not bring the re?ii<*
American Association of Engineers, " (UU8 Baby Present which Its supporter, expect. Kedhas
begun publishing a monthly A* Custndll HpnrilW ral re*"'atlon has not. as a rule
news rgan called "The Washington 1 USIOay nearirig .flade ,ither f higher prices to
I.ans as associate editor. charge of by (h/Bo,rd pf CM(. cent experience with the rallroada
' _ dren's Guardians on January 2S. . surely a serious business when
SALT BRICK IS EXPOSED asked the Supreme Court yesterday *** ptiblic tries to break up great
AS <11ACK INSECTICIDE. to ?ompel the latter to produce the ?r**n?Mtion? of business whose
A salt-sulphur brick that when bab>' ,n 'or a hearing as to *>??-tom rests on their
licked by cattle was "Kuaranteed" th< flnal <^u?tody of the child. a*?niy to minimise economic waate.
to eradicate lice and ticks, and a The mother alleges her child i* ~ *?
"powerful*' tree disease remedy unlawfully d^tsined and aski? harding Button Kills Child,
that, proved to be 80 per cent salt. *n immediate hearing. She claims raLEIGH k c
are only two om the quack "reme- he a subject of Great B itain ' - -31. That
dies" that the insecticide and fun- and competent to care for her < ff- campaign buttons are unfit for food
gleide bo rd of the Department of spring. The baby was found, it is is evidenoed in a death certificate
Agriculture, headed by Dr. j. K. alleged, tied to the foot of a bed flled by Dr. F. M. Register, vital
Haywood. has exposed. Another by a leash and was detained '?y statistician for North Carolina, in
remarkable" poultry remedy was the Boa?-d of Children's Guardian* which the cause of a mountain
supposed to operate through the because of alleged cruel treatment, child's death was given as a "HardTes
of the chickens. The Joke Is The petition for the writ of ha- ing button." which choked the child
t the chickens haven't any. beas corpus was filed by Attorney to death when It was accidentally
, W. D. J. H. Bilbrey. swallowed.
Writers mi r*Miairat(*n t?r
MMIeatl*! ? the Opea < ??rt
*r* r*-?ae*?ed i? make tW?r
fWlrikullM* :rn wwrta mr lea*.
<'"T5i FACT! OMCnUUNO AIU
UMIil Fl \KRai,V
To the Bdilor Tbr W athlaetaa Ueraitf
In s letter to you a few day*
the writer in describing the burial
of overseas men at Arlington told
of the funerals taking place every
Thursday at 2 o'clock; now in order
that visitors to the funerals shall
not be diaappointed. I wfah It to be
corrected. These funerals arc on Fn.day,
every Friday at 2 o clock. And
while several organizations ha\e
members on the groundF to assist,
comfort and guide the relatives of
these men. some mho come from
great distance. it gives us War
Mothers great satisfaction to know
that we have a committee on the
grounds ready at all time^ to help
these dear people, and we ha v. had
letters of gratitude from dear ones
many times, thanking us. even after
they returned home, for manv
acts of personal kindne** me were
able to do for them while here \Nar
! Mothers are Veady and willing at
all times to do any service possible
| for any relative of any soldier who
! served in the late * w, and moreover
we invite any mWher who had a
son in any branch of M-rxice to
come to our meeting and join our
chapter, which is the only one in
the District, and is a large and
thriving organization, national in
scope. We meet every month, on
the second Friday, at J o'clock, at
the Thomson School. corncr
Twelfth and I.. streets northwest.
Come and be- convinced
A war mothf:r
Washington. January C7.
I Rf.fc* WORK *TTE>TIO\ TO
To the E4ltor The Wavhiagtne Hera 14
I was interested in the article :n
today's issue of The Herald entitled
"<'ro^ ds Make r*it>'s Traffic
Menace." and 1 have a suggestion
or two to offer as a pedestrian ob- '
servant of conditions
Only incidentally does the writer
I of this article refer to condit'oni at
the circles, around some of which a
serious menace to safe travel no*
Tak?-- Thomas ?*irrle at the interaction
of Fourteenth and M streets
and Massachusetts and Vermont
avenues. This is a most congested
dang'-r point, especially in the busy
hours ft the morning and afternoon,
and the pedestrian is lucky who es<aprs
heing "run d?wn" there
Scott Circle, at the intersection
of Sixteenth and M street* and
Massachusetts and Rhode Islanl
avenue?. Is another dancr point,
w' ere I notice that the public travel
directions are n*?t al??>s observed
Auto> are now so thick -n Massachusetts
avenue xnd Fourteenth and
Sixteenth streets during the rush
hours, and move with such e*o*?sive
speed that pedestrisns ?ttrn
hr.d it difficult to crose thos*- thoroughfares
It in calculated that in ih*?
there is an automobile op? rated f- r
every six or seven of the n^nulation.
As the number is da 1y increasing
the time is n^t distant
when pedestrians will he driven
from the more important thoroughfates
unless better protectios
gixen them by traffic *-egu'.a? ons
The Herald will be performing an
important service by k.epmg this
subject prominently before lis readers.
Pedestrian? will especially appreciate
Washington. Jan t>l
A PPROVKJ OF IXDKMMT^ D1%
M A *D.
To the Editor. Tho Wa^hingfe Pe-aifl
The htde-bour.d advocate? of the
league of nations hav? reason? f being
reconciled to the absence of
our representative to the recent
meeting of the supre:ne council
which mulcted Germany for many
Our delegate would have been
doubtless influenced b> the large
anti-American hyphenate element
which would have so \octferousIy
It is only fair that Germany ? fa'e
was submitted to the mercy of both
France and Kngland whose home*
were so ruthlessly destroyed and
whose noncombatants so unstintedly
slaughtered W> are blind to many
of the facts involved and if the indemnity
is large, these two powers
were best acquainted with the merits
of the case and the punishment
was undoubtedly made to fit the
crime, after tw o years of ? areful
JAMES F DCHAMI L.
Washington. D. C. Jan 2*. 1*-!
WABASH ALL MM
Vice President Thomas R Marshall
was elected honorary president
of the Washington Chapt? r - f
Wabash Men. a local branch of 'he
Wabash College Alumni, which was
formed yesterday at a lun-h ?n n
the Cosmos Club. Martin % Morrison,
chairman of the United Ft- rs
Ci^l Service Commission, anj Pr
George L Mackintosh, president of
the college, were guests
Other officer* elected were Pr J
N. Rose, president, and <*harle?
Vice President Marshal!
graduated from the little college -t
Crawfords vJlle, Ind.. in l^Ti. aodreesed
the members, recalling old
day* on the campus.
Dr. Rose, associate curator of the
National Museum, presided
LOW PAPER BID
The R. P. Andrews Paper Com pony.
727 Thirteenth street northwest.
submitted the lowest bid on
11.000.000 po lends of paper for u^e
by the Government Printing Offl^s
during the next year, it was determined
when bids were opened yesterday
morning in the office of the
Joint Congressional Committee on
Printing. Senator Smoot, of Utah,
The Andrews concern was in com ,
petition with big mills of leading
industrial centers, and the fact that
its figures range below those bid in
by outside firms is a source of pride
to lo?al manufacturers Paper to
be furnished in the 11.000.000-pound
aggregate is for writing# purposes
and the aggregate of the various
items included is greater than any
other combination of lots upon which
bids were submitted Andrews figures
approximate $1,000,000, be said.