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HUGHES' VIEW OF CONFERENCE President Hopes Results Will Please America And World. C????a?d from P?e On*. how much money would be MtO able la a funding propoeitioo In the opinion 'of the administration. No on* know* what the exact state of the credit of Europe actually to today. Some nations can meet thatr obligations. Others can not. There Is $11.0??.*M.W? due tbs United States, but. In the opinion of the President and his advisers, this money Is like the assets of a bank that has been compelled to go Ihto the hands of secelvers bo cause most of Its assets are non liquid. Put up at a forced sale their value might be tstt small, but liquidated properly, evsry dol lar would bo realised. There to plenty to pay with, but the Presi dent will not consen to any pton of payment based on soap bubbles or future promises. In the opinion of those who hare been closest In his confidence lately. The administration attitude w?s made plain last night by those who have been visitors to the President as about aa follows: The executive department win remain everlastingly hostile to any compensation act which does not propose how the funds are to be raised and show them In at least prospective cash. So far as the sales tax proposals are concerned the administration | recognises that there to much sup port for it. But that, also, is some thing on which the President de sires complete information before taking any positive position. i At yesterday's Cabinet meeting there was a general concensus that there would be no embarrassment to the srmamsnt conference be cause of the retirement from office of Premier Brland of France. How ever. It was not so certain so far as the Genoa conference Is con cerned. It is violating no confi dence to say that most officials are fearful that the activities of the Genoa conference already have ended. ? Protects Pisnrtj Rights. Suggestions that the property held by the Allen Property Cus todian amounting to more' than MOO.OM.MO shall be sidetracked for bonus purposes received a sharp blow yesterday. It was made plain that so far as the President is con cerned. he believes that the age ong policy of America that private property never Shall bo seised to liquidate government obligations holds today in ths opinion of the American people. They never will consent, tn bis opinion, to seizure without warrant of law. Suggestions that the government buy up all ltquor tn the country to prevent violation of the eighteenth amendment have no responsive echo with President Harding. He never has heard of the proposal, those who know him best say, and nsver would consent to it. ?>r Lew EsJereesseat. However, those who intimate . that he does." not* beTTV^e in e?? plete and positive enforcement of the laws as they are on the statute books, and aa they have been nter preted by the Supreme Court of the United States are simply stating untruths. ?Visitors who talked with the President recently declared emphat ically that he was aghast over the suggestion that law enforcement ever could be considered a Joke. When you find municipalities openly flaunting the law there arises a serious question whether popular government is not endan gered?this is understood to be the position of the President. When ever we cannot enforce all laws in the United States we reach a seri ou? itafs In national affairs. And those who have talked with the President believe that this to his reply to the recent demand in Chi cago for nonenforcement of the eighteenth amendment. FEDERAL FORCES CUT DOWN 2 December Reduction Chiefly Affect Veterans' Bureau and War Department. Putlog December, MO civilian employes were stricken from the payrolls of the executive branch of the Federal government In the Dls. trlot. according tp a report Issued by the United States Civil Service Commission yesterday. Additions to the various execu tive departments during the month were 1.529 employes, while the separations numbered 1.111 persons of the civilian personnel. ' The grsatest reduction was made In the Veterans' Bureau, where 14* persons were dismissed, with tbs Department of War In the runner up position with eighty-one dlsmis sala. ? Ths Department of State. Tariff Commission. Employes' Com pensation Commission, and Federal Board of Vocational Education did not make any reductlona The De partment of .Justice, Department of laterior. Bureau of Efficiency. Fed eral Trade Commission./and Social Hygiene Board were credited with a reduction of one each. Most changes wsre made In the Postoffioe Department, where MS additions and M* separations art recorded, an increase of fifty-three employes. What's Going On Today Hsetlcg?Mslse State Society. Then, see tceool. t p. m. Das:*?Latin* AssWsry ef It. Jehs's Coilege. Raarcher's, ? p. m. . Meeftas?rtltei CMssas' Plersroead CeMittee. Public Library. ? p. AMieee?Porta ? Skvliaky. Natloeal Coaactl Llwltstloa 1 Armaaests. ?:? * Kxpael ties?Ptaet Aaerfcaa Beys, Oe reotinn Ball. Da.ce?gleet Ctsb. 2400 fUtaretk etreet, 9 p. m. - 11 ace?Oibbere Ctsb. Carroll Ball. 524 a street northwest. I p. s. Tea.Sue TTnsns'i City Ctsb, 1 p. a. Add-*?Tonic et tie Key." *?. Robert X Seises. ??.'? City CMb. 4:? *. aa. Dance?Wow ea'a Oversees lervtee Lmsso PcMtr Health Be^ltai. Silver tprtecf M4-. ?:? p. m. Ctasi etty Service Sasee, Pitblss Tesfrie. ?M p. Si. Dssrtas class. T:l?. WHEN A FELLER NEEDS A FRIEND. ? BY BRIGGS t TENANT IGNORES INCREASE SAYS LANDLORD'S COMPLAINT. Falketone Apartment at $75 a Month Un reasonably Low, Rent Commis sion Is Told. It does happen that a landlord sometimes applies to the District Rent Commission for relief from a tenant James McD. Shea, repre senting the Alonzo Bliss properties, yesterday asked the commission to set a fair and reasonable rant on a live-room apartment In '"Tha Falk stone." occupied by A. Q. Park. The complaint states that at pres ent the tenant pays 175 monthly rental, which the owners believe to be unreasonably low. and that the WfflTAKER FREED ON $2,000 tfOND Chess Player and Sister Ask Habeas Corpus and Fight Dyer Act Validity, "fJorman T. Whitaker. patent at torney and cheaa player of Interna tional reputation, with offices at I2Z F street northwest, and his sister. Miss Dorothy Whitaker. who were arrested In this city on November 13 last and charred with violating the Dyer act, or the national motor vehicle theft ~law, and held for the authorities of Los Angeles, CaU were released under 12.000 bond each yesterday by Justice Wendell P. Stafford for their appearance on February 3 In a habeas corpus pro. ceedlngs. The petition for the writ of habeas corpus, which also Involves a writ of certiorari for the purpose of transferrin? the proceedings ? in the Criminal Courts of Los Angeles to this city, attacks the validity of the Dyer act. The petitioners also attack the validity of the Los Angeles Indict ment. which Involves several other persons In what agents of the De partment of Justice terny a plot to reco'ver Insurance on automobiles supposed to have been stolen. The Indictment against Whitaker and his sister charges shipment of a cai from Ocean City, N. J., to Los An geles, Cal.. In violation of tke Dyer act, which prohibits the Interstate shipment or transportation of sto len automobiles for any purpose. Bureau of Engraving Employes Form Union With the adoption of a constitu tion. tha organisation of the newly chariarsa local Nc tO, of tha Fed eral Employes' Union, composed of Bureau of Engraving and Printing em ployee, was completed at union head quarters, 142* New York avenue, Thursday night a. A. Freer. F. J. Crock-r and D. C. Jones wer? elected to membership on the executive committee of the local, while H. J. Elsenbeiss, A. D. McCarty and O. A. Frear were elected as members of the auditing com mittee. tenant hu repeatedly refused to pay an Increase. Claiming that the home for which be pays $110 monthly la In each bad repair that the front door and windows hava to be packed and the family and callera therefore have been obliged to use the kitchen en trance, Whttefleld Sammla yeeter-' day filed ault In the District Rent Comralealon against. Harry A. Locke and McKeever and Ooaa. Ha stated In the complaint that he rented the property at (III Ninth street north west with the understanding that all neceaaary repairs would be made but that to date th? house remaJna In ?ry bad condition. , William M. Smith. Msut ?( a furnished apartment la the North umberland. yesterday appealed to the Heat Commission for a redac tion in his monthly rental of fltO. Albert T. Ruaael complained to the commission on the third In crease attached to his rent In the last seventeen months. Mortimer M. Harris Is named as agent -tor "The Berlin" Apartments at 7 Iowa circle, In which the complainant lives. The second application for dam ares against agents of the Franklin Apartments was entered at the Rent Commission by Mrs. Nettle 8. Hock man. who aaks an award of $150 for the phyaical inconvenience suf fered by discontinuance of elevator service. Mrs. Hockman states that she lives on the fifth floor. FRONT ROYAL FORD DOES AERIAL STUNT FRONT ROYAL. Va.. Jan. IS.? Three local boys were In "what might have been" a serious automobile acci dent this week, when the Ford in which they were riding had a sudden cranky spell near Warren Springs on the road from Front Royal to Stras burg. Harry Sag:r, Lewln Eastham and Ed Gllkey were spinning merrily along the road when something hap pened to their radius rod. Then the fun began. "Llsxle" promptly left the road, climb 3d the barbed wire fence, performed a few fancy stunts In the air, and came to earth bottom side up over In the Held, after delicately nipping off about six panels of the fence and cluttering up the scenery generally. The three boys were unhurt ex cept for slight contusions. Eastham states that when the car Anally, ceased its fantastic gyrations, he found himself holding It on his back and It was necessary to get the other two boys to lift It off before he oould crawl out ? . Gives Mowing Talk At Fredericksburg FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 11. ?H. M. Sackett, president of Lynch burg's Building and Loan Association, last night before the Chamber of Commerce delivered an Interesting address, telling of some of the best methods to solve the bousing prob lem. "S. S. S." Makes Skin Clear and Beautiful?Your Body Plump! BMUU S.S.S.* Blowi-CaU Do yrm knew that your low of flaah la due ilmoit entirely to the sman number of blood-cells la your blood? Do yon know that yon can build up yonr whole body, from your teoa to your toot, to the normal, natural, beautiful ptampneaa which It ahouM ha?. by nates tho vreat blood-oaS bulldor, 8. 8, ar Too don't hay* to chaaco your diet, or flcure out the cuaaa-work thoorlaa about (at* to fooda, or m now fad tnttmala ar anything of the kind. Tako 8. ft & Tour akin will eloar op remarkably, your complexion win he like a rooe petal, your Bperaddy your eyeecie^r. your seek and cheeks will an oat Aleo 8. B. B belnc one of the ?.a. I> eaa do to powerful blood-cleaaeere, _ ywr^to ssssss Aims to Eliminate Grade Repeating. Dr. BaBon Seeks Reasons for Retardation of Virion Pupils. In ordsr to acquaint himself with the statistics and reaaoni for "re peating" classes by public acbool children In th? lower grades and1 alio to formnlate a system (or oor rectlng the practice. Superintendent Prank W. Ballou yesterday aent oat requeata %o teachers for Information on the subject. A large number of public school children, especially In the last few years, hare beet) claaeifled aa "re peaters" In Wo or more grades. It Is not Infrequent In a trade where the average ahould be I years to find two or more pupils of 10 years or over, showing that they have been held back In two or more gradea. according to reports Frequent changee of teachers during the school year, mainly on account of low salarlea. haa been the largest contributing cause to the failure of pupils to make a grade. }t is reported. Inadequate medical Inspection In the public schools, which results In an unnec essary amount of dtaeaae among the children, le another cauae for re cordation, according to achool of ficials. AUTHORIZE SALE OF SCHOOL BONDS UPPER MARLBORO, ltd-. Jan. IS.?The county commissioners, upon recommendation of the county board of sducatlon. have authorised the s**? of bonds for new hlxh school bufTd lngs as follows: Mount RaMer. $25,000, of which $1,000 worth are to be sold at once with which to buy a site, and the balance to be sold when the work Is ready to start; Sultland, $15,000; Forestalls, 17.500: Ardmore, $7,500, and Lincoln (colored), $5,000. In the caee of the Lincoln School, the patrons have raleed $5,000 and will erect a $10,000 school which will be partially an Industrial achool. HEALTH CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN TO LAST SIX WEEKS i Welfare Society to Weigh ' And Measure Those Of Pre-School Age. "Make the child flt tor school." This Is the object of the campaign (or health tMt will be Initiated by the Child Welfare Society In Wash-1 lngton. to extend over the ?lx weeks from next Monday to Febru ary The organisation wtu eee to It that all children In the Dis trict of Columbia, from 1 to t rears of ace. are welshed and measured, to determine by the records or each child the presence or absence of malnutrition. *Maay Pmvlls Uader WrKkt ? The need for Information of the | physical condition of children of preschool ace Is said to be most ur gent The report of Dr. Joeeph A Murphyr- chief medical and sanitary inspector of achools, showed that during the year 1010-1*20. of the 1,01 S pupils examined In fourteen schools, only 7.0 per cent wers of exact normal weight;. S7.J per cent were more or less below normal: 21.t per cent were actually 10 per cent or more under weight, while 7.4 per cent were 1# per cent or more OTer weight. The' average nnmber of pounds under weight was 6.K pounds. The officers of the society are I Miss Mary Gwynn, president; Mrs James 8. Harlan, vice president; Mrs. Win lam A. Hammond, secre tary; Mrs. J. Allan Dougherty. I treasurer, and Mrs. Charles H. Woodhull, corresponding secretary. Kstsrs to Make Records. The weighing and measuring will be done by the staff of nurses every week day from 11 o'clock until noon, at the following health cen ters: 1, Georgetown Hospital; 2, 2100 G street northwest; S. Chll itmt southwest; I *** lbnU*4 ?mm northeast. T. 11M K itmt ooutheest. 1. II K street ?ortk?Mt; I. FtHdmii'i Ho*?ltfcl: 1*. HaaUlac Church. 1?M WBlfe itrM aort?v*K (Wednesday afternoon *alr). Lad It Severely Shocked By Storm-Crotted Wire* Paying Bills by Check is good business for it it safe* simple and because the rery fact that 700 pay by check shows you-are businesslike. A Checking Account with the Union Trust Company will prove particularly UNION TRUST CO. OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WONDER'S GRAND ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE COMPETITION STAGGERED UNDER THE BLOW OF THESE PRICES ^-YOU'LL NEVER GET ANOTHER CHANCE LIKE IT Extreme warn weather has left u heavily overstocked?we've fot to make bigger sacrifices than ever before , . ?and it will be your gain. - A sale of highest grade clothing that will make Washington come?see and save. Cf TIf C 1,830 Garments O v 1 1 v worth up to $35 YES, AND PLENTY OF OVERCOATS TOO THE SUITS: Single and doable-breasted models; pin stripes and * chalk lines; newest herringbones; plain bhe, brown and gray flannels; plaids, dub checks, etc.; styles include everything from conservative to extreme, and in all sues. THE OVERCOATS: Kimono Coats, -?? Great Coats, Boxy Models, English type Coats, Raglans, Chesterfields, etc. Plain and plaid backs; plain and belted models; every one lined with Skinner's OVERCOATS and SUITS ^ worth up to $45 You never read the like of this offer of merchandise at practically cost. The variety of fabrics, models and patterns is overwhelming, absolutely nothing missing. All sires, regulars, stouts, shorts and longs. Come! Here is a sale that will go down in history as the greatest ever known! Garments that you will readily recognize as retailing elsewhere at $45. Beautiful Plaid-Back Overcoats?qualities <-qual to th ese have never been shown before at the prir<? WONDER CLOTHES SHOPS "WHO DO AS THEY ADVERTISE" 621 Pa. AvCa N> W. Corner 14th and N. Y. Ave.