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Loose-Leaf Ledger may be just the size for YOUR busi ness. We carry a full line of JUNIOR Ledger BINDERS $8.90 Up A full canvas binder with 200 leaves?leather tab in dexed A to Z. You probably will find in this line just what YOU want. Your inspection is invited. As an Inducement Reduced Price* on Decorating HARRY W. TAYLOR CO. *333 184k St. K.W. Phone C*L 10771 ?to have jou place Paint in* and Papering orders now so that our experts can , be kept at work over the dull season, we're quoting REDUCED PRICES. SOVIET IS TAKING IN INTELLECTUALS Germany Hopes for Political Amnesty for Thousands of Refugees There. By the Aaaoelated Proa. BERLIN. January 3.?Commenting on telegraphic reports from Moscow that the soviet Intends to reconstruct Its government with a number of non party men In Important positions, the Vorwaerts, the majority socialist or >an, says today that numerous Intel lectuals of known patriotism but not sympathetic with the bolshevlki, have been taken into the administration in I advisory capacities and that this un doubtedly has had a salutary effect on the political situation In Russia. Doubts Radlenl Chaage. The newspaper doubts that any very radical reconstruction of the government is probable in view of the frequent false announcements ema nating from Moscow, but It suggests that the bolshevlki would be wise to name such men to carry out negotia tions with foreign governments for credits which the soviet thus far has failed to secure. In this connection the Vosslche Zelt- . ung points out that many Russian emigrants, now refugees in Germany, belong to the intellectual class and probably would return to Russia and become a force in the reconstruction of the homeland if the bolsheviki gave evidence of its intention to cease per secution of this class and permit more freedom of thought. I 300.000 Have Crossed Border. A semi-official statement issued to day, says 300.000 Russians h?ve cross ed the German border since the war. notwithstanding the most stringent passport regulations. The newspapers assert that the intellectuals among these incoming across the border chose between death by inquisition or starvation, but that some of them long Queen Aid* Campaign To Uplift Morals Of Modern Women By Cable to The 8tar and Chicago Dally News. Copyright, 1022. AMSTERDAM, Hollaad, Jan nary 4.?-t'ertnln Dutch man and women dlapleaaed with nbat they call (*lie "unchaste and shocking;" attire af modern women, hnve formed a commit tee, the aim of which la the moral elevation of women In Holland. The committee la ynbUihlng a serlea of strongly worded sr tlclea In the newapapera pro test In* ngalnst the "dissolute behavior of modern women, who hnve loot the discretion and feminine tlmoronaaeaa of former tliues.*' Queen Wllhelmlna, who al ways acta aa example of mod esty In dress, has expressed herself ns In hearty sympathy with the work of the commit tee. ' to return to their fatherland, knowing they are not wanted here. In the face of Germany's Inability to check this immigration, the hope is expressed in political quarters that the soviet gov ernment will declare a political am nesty. OFFER SWISS SCREEN VIEWS. Lantern slides Illustrative of Swit zerland In Its many Interesting phases will be loaned to lecturers In Wash ington free of charge by the official information bureau of Switzerland. 241 5th avenue. New York. It was announced today. A special lecture, describing "Schools and School Life in Switzerland," written by a promi nent Swiss writer, also is available, free of charge, together with slides' covering this subject. The slides are both colored and plain. 366 AUTOS TAKEN IN YEAR. Thr ??? hundred and sixty-six auto mobiles were taken by Joyriders and automobile thieves last year, and reports of the police automobile squad show that fifty of them re mained unrecovered at the close of the year. Many of them were re covered at diBtant points, and mem bers of the automobile squad re turned them over the roads. FROM THE AVENUE AT NINTH Beginning Thursday Morning k All Manhattan Shirts The twice-a-year Manhattan Shirt Clearance Sale begins at the P-B Store tomorrow morning at 8:30. Discounts range from 33% to 38% on every Manhattan Shirt in stock and include percales, madras (white, woven and printed) and silk mixtures. Full dress and tuxedo shirts only are excepted. As one of the principal distributors of Manhattan Shirts in the United States we offer stocks that are almost limitless in selection during this Sale, which is limited in time. In the interest of your comfort we suggest that you choose early in order that you may choose wisely. Price Changes During Manhattan Sale $2.50 Manhattan Shirts are now $1.65 $3.00 Manhattan Shirts are now $1.95 $3.50 Manhattan Shirts are now $2.35 $4.00 Manhattan Shirts are now $2.65 $4.50 Manhattan Shirts are now $2.95 $5.00 Manhattan Shirts are now $3.35 $6.00 Manhattan Shirts are now $3.85 $7.50 Manhattan Shirts are now $4.65 Reductions from 33% to 38% P-B Selections . are 100% THE AVENUE AT NINTH AUTHORITY UPHELD BY HIGHEST COURT Approval of Trade Commis sion Action in So-Called Beechnut Case. Authority of the Federal Trade Commission to determine what are unfair trade practices was upheld by the United States Supreme Court yes terday In the so-called Beechnut case, the court standing Ave to four. Three trade method cases previously decided by the Supreme Court which were brought under the Sherman anti trust law, and not under the Federal Trade Commission act. as was the Beechnut ca8e. settled, the court stated, "that In prosecutions under the Sherman act a trader la not guilty of violating Its terms who simply re fuses to sell to others, and he may withhold his goods from those who will not sell them at the prices which ho Axes for their resale." ? "He may not go beyond the exercise of this right." It added, "and by con tract or combination, express or im plied, unduly hinder or obstruct the f>-ee and natural flow of commerce in the channels of Interstate trade." Beechnut ('??? Reviewed. In the Beechnut case the court stated that "the facts found show that the Beechnut system goes far beyond the simple refusal to sell s:oods to persons who will not sell at stated pries, which in the Colgate case was held to be within the legal right of the producer." The Sherman act was not involved except as "a declaration of public policy to be con sidered in determining what are un fair methods of competition, which the Federal Trade Commission is em powered to condemn and suppress." Analyzing the Federal Trade Com mission act. the court asserted that Congress deemed It better to leave the subject of what constitutes un fair methods of competition de nounced by the act without specific definition, each case to be determined upon its own facts by the commission, subject to review by the courts. The methyls and plan of the Beech nut Company in its trade policy were described at length by the court, which asserted that the concern re fused to sell its products to prac tically all jobbers, wholesalers and retailers who did not sell at prices it suggests, or who resell to other Jobbers, wholesalers and retailers who have failed to resell at prices suggested by it. Further, that It re fused to sell to practically all mall order houses engaged In Interstate coihmerce, because they frequently sell at cut prices, and had refused to sell to practically all jobbers, wholesalers and retailers who sell its products to mall order houses. Other Refusals to Sell. The court also said it had refused to sell t?^ practically all so-called price cutters, and maintained a large force of specialty salesmen or drum mers who refused to fill their orders through jobbers and wholesalers who sell at prices less than suggested re sale prices or who sell to others who do so. Reference was also made by the court to the various lists main tained by the company of dealers, with key numbers to enable It to Identify the distributors from whom jobbers and retailers purchase, en abling Its representatives to identify price cutters, as well as those from whom they obtained their supplies, the company refusing to sell to the dealers from whom the retailers who cut prices obtained the supplies. Card records, the court asserted, also were maintained with the names of thou sands of Jobbing, wholesale and re tail distributors, using to indicate the various classes of trade the words "Undesirable price cutters." "Do not sell," or "D. N. S." the abbreviation for'"do not sell," or expressions of like character. The majority suggested a form of order which the Federal Trade Com mision should have used in forbidding the continuance by the company of its practice. Justice Holmes Dissents. Justice Holmes, in dissenntlng. Baid: "The ground on which the respond ent is held guilty is that Its conduct has a dangerous tendency unduly to hinder competition or to create mo nopoly. It is enough to say that this I cannot understand. So far as the Sherman act Is concerned, I had sup posed that Its policy was aimed against attempts to create a monopoly In the doers of the condemned act or to hinder competition with them. Of course, there can be nothing of that sort here. "The respondent already has the monopoly of Its own goods with the full assent of the law and no one can compete with It with regard to those goods, which are the only ones con cerned. It seems obvious that the respondent Is not creating a monopoly in them for any one else, although I see nothing to hinder its doing so by conveying them all to one single vender. . , "The worst that can be said, so far as I see, is that it hinders competition among those who purchase from_lt. But it seems to me that the founda tion of the policy of the law to keep competition open is that the subject matter of the competition could be open to all. but for the hindrance complained of. I cannot see what that policy has to do with the subject matter that comes from a single hand that is admitted to be fret to shut as closely as It will. Seea No Wrong Clone. "And to come back to the words of the statute, I cannot see how It Is unfair competition to say to those to whom the respondent sells and to the world, Tou can have my goods only qn the terms that I propose. 1 Ne w IF at Fourteenth In this Special (Table d'Hote Dinner We are catering to - every taste?that you may enjoy every course from soup to coffee. Prepared, too, with the beat skill of the New Ebbitt cuisine. v A Dinner that's dif ferent?and served in an environment that whets the appetite. Good music ?mean while you sip your coffee and puff your Havana. $1.75 per plate. with the existence of any competition In dealing with them, depends upon the respondent's will. I see no wrong In so doing and if I did I Should not think It a wrong within the pos sible scope of the word unfair. Many unfair devices haye been exposed In suits under the Sherman act, but to whom the respondent's conduct Is unfair I do not understand." Justices McKenna and Brandeis ap proved the dissenting opinion deliv ered by Justice Holmes, but Justice McReynolds summarized hiH dissent by asserting that the court proposed to make unlawful something that would have been lawful had the com pany been able to keep In its memory the names of unsatisfactory cus tomers and had not placed such a list In writing. TO PRESENT VIEWPOINTS. French and German Stand on Arms Cut to Be Explained. French and German points of view regarding the conference for limitation of armament will be presented this week at the international forum of the National Council for the Limitation of Armaments, at 532 17th street. The French outlook will be presented omorrow at 4:45 o'clock by M. Four nier-Sarnoveze, member of the French chamber of deputies and adviser to rtie French delegation on economic and so cial questions. Dr. John Mes will outline Germany's attitude toward France, her struggle for democracy and her pr-sent political and economic situation 'n Saturday. Miss Nellie Margare uilan of Nek Zealand, Mme. Sari 1 I of Sweden and Mrs. Mary Dawson nnider of Can ada, the only woman press correspond ents at the conference, will speak to day. Rabbi Abram Simon will speak to morrow at 4:45. HAREELD BACK AT DESK. Senator Harreld, republican, of Ok lahoma, was at his desk yesterday for the first time since early in Novem ber. when he underwent an operation. The senator has been advised by his physicians not to resume active work for several weeks. GIVEN LEGION POSITIONS. Daniel J. Donovan, Legislative Of ficer; R. A. O'Brien, Color Bearer. At t?s suggestion of William F. Franklin, commander of the Vincent B. Costello Post, American Legion. Watson B. Miller, recently elected commander of the American Legion of Washington, has appointed Daniel .T. Donovan as legislative oflVcer and Richard A. O'Brien as a color bearer. Th?ir appointments to these posts mean that thoy will have seats on th?- executive committee of the de partment of Washington staff. The Washington Loan and Trust Company Established 1889 Resources, $13,000,000 CONSERVATIVE? YES?and therefore absolutely safe. / . PROGRESSIVE? YES?and therefore most service-able CONSTRUCTIVE? YES?and therefore always helpful. For over thirty years its conservative but constructive policy has safeguarded the expanding interests intrusted to its care. 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