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B REM) IIPON Lockwcod Committee Blames Withdrawal of Funds by ' Insurance Companies. ? ALBANY, March 6.?Blaming as one ?>f the chief causes for the housing shortage the withdrawal of funds from theMoan market, a report of the Ixjckwood housing: committee, to bo submitted to the legislature today, declares that the solution of the , problem lies in the erection of more dwellings, and proposes recommenda tions for diverting capital for realty bom's and mortgage purposes. The report, made public last night, details the work of the committee since its creation in April, 1919, to the present date. "One of the chief causes leading to the housing shortage," declares the report, "has been the withdrawal^ of funds of the insurance companies from the loan market, with the not able exception of the Metropolitan l^ife Insurance Company, which has for some years past been the main support of the loan market and the chief encouragement to building operations." The report, also asserted that some of the insurance companies actually went so fat as to call for payment on outstanding real estate loans, "thus adding to the demoralization and discouragement of the real estate mortgage market at the most critical time in its history." Tax Exemption Rrxnits. The report asserts that enactment of the tax exemption law for new real estate had as a result in New York city "upward of $300,000,000 worth of new home construction started, completed or now under way." A table of indictments and convic tions obtained through the ^commit tee's investigations shows a total of 666 indictments found, 416 against in ? dividuals and 230 against corpora tions. Pleas of guilty were entered in 255 cases and pleas of not guilty were made in 324. By those who pleaded guilty and who have been sentenced, numbering only 208, fines aggregating $530,000 have been paid. In twenty-nine cases prison sen tences were imposen and enforced, while in thirty-two more they were suspended. Concerning suspension of sentences, the report says: "The judges, both in state and fed eral courts, have almost consistently treated this class of offenders with tender consideration. "The court in one case expounded the extraordinary view that because of the business and social station of these men, the humiliation of being compelled to plead guilty to a crime, the imposition of comparatively small lines upon th^m was a sufficient punishment." Several chapters of the report are devoted to a description of the "pirat ical, unfair practices arid require ments" of certain labor unions and labor leaders. MIDGET BROTHERS DEAD. Two Indian^ Lilliputians Succumb to Pneumonia Within Three Days. ST. JOHN'S. N. B., March 4.?Frank Ambrose Mitchell and Mitchell Mitchell, the Indian Tom Thumbs of America, are dead. These two little Millicite In dians, after a short illness of pneumonia, died recently at their home at the In dian village on the Tobique. Their deaths were only three days apart. Frank Ambrose Mitchell was sixt>*? eight years old, his weight 38 pounds, and his height 30 inches. His brother Mitchell was sixty-five years old, weighed 34 pounds and was 28 inches in height. WORLD WAR VETERAN DEAD. Kperial Dispatch to The Star. STAUNTON,- Va., March 6?Ashby F. Painter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Henry Painter, died Thursday morning near Greenville, this county, from the result of gas posioninj? re ceived when he was with the Army abroad. ? Painter was in the 341st Machine Gun Company, 89th Division, and was gassed jn Argonne forest. Until four months -ago,- ho had been in a government hospital in North Carolina. REPORTERS CALL "HELLO" TO SHIP AT SEA AND GET PROMPT ANSWER NEW YORK, March 6.?A half dozen newspaper men last night demonstrated that dodging the curious reporter by the simple expedient of sailing away on the briny deep has ceased to be quite so simple. They wished to talk to persons aboard the United States Shipping Board liner America, but did not care to wait for the vessel to span the 370 miles of ocean that separated her from New York. So they hurried to a telephone ex change. tossed coins into as many slots, took down six receivers, said "Give me the America," and waited. In due time some one said "Here's your party," and the interview was on. The reporters learned that the America expected to dock at 8 p.m. today; that the weather had been "heavy with strong seas, which delayed us," and that there were 663 passengers aboard, in cluding nineteen Americans, who had been soldiering for the King of Spain in the war in Morocco, TWO DIE IN GUN FIGHT. Ill Feeling: Causes Tragedy in Mountain Home, Ark. MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark., March 6.? John Hughes was shot and instantly killed and Oscar Gaines was fatally wounded, dying within a few hours, shortly after noon yesterday, following a shooting affray with Granville Woods, a young farmer and former service man, ail of Lone Rock. Woods is in Jail hero, having surrendered to Sheriff Martin shortly after the shooting. Til. feeling of several weeks' duration is said to have existed between the participants. REFUSES HONOR OFFERED. POUGHKEEPSIE. N. Y., March Miss Caroline Whitney of New Haven, a senior at Vassar College, has de clined the membership recently of fered her in the Vassar chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa, it was announced last night. Miss Whitney, who is said to be the first Vassar student to refuse the Phi Beta Kappa, key, never has believed in awarding high or low marks to students and throughout her college course has protested against rating academic marks in that manner. "broke and out of smoke." . "Just like talking to Harlem or the Bronx," th? reporters asree<l, when the interview was concluded. In talking to the ship their voices were transmitted by wires to the teal Beach transmitting station and thence by wlireless. The In coming messages were wirelessed from the vessel, to the receiving station at Elberon and transmitted to the New York exchange by wire. The demonstration was In the nature of a test of new long-dis t'ance telephone equipment install ed on the America with the con sent of the Shipping Bosird. At its conclusion it was predicted that %-ireless phones soon would be in general use on ocean liners. Among the American veterans of the Spanish army was George Hardy of Cleveland, Ohio, who carries in his chest a bullet re ceived in fighting with the Moors. He refused to permit Spanish surgeons to operate orf him, he said, and will wait until he reaches Cleveland to have the bullet removed. DOUBT SPANISH BLOCKADE No Official Confirmation of Opera tion Against Moors. MADRID, March 3.?Doubt was ex pressed here today whether the blockade of the Moroccan region of Alhucemas by the? Spanish forces had actually begun, as reported in Moroc can messages yesterday, pfficial con firmation of the reports still being lacking. x The date of the expiration of Spain's ultimatum to Abd-el-Krim, the Moroc can rebel chieftain, demanding the ' release of tjie Spanish prisoners, was generally supposed to have been reached, but some doubt has arisen as j to whether the document conveyed I to^Abd-el-Krim by Dr Casas. the i Spanish army surgeon, bore In fact a definite time limit or if it merely demanded the release of the prisoners with the greatest promptitude pos sible. Dr. Casas, it i? knowr\, has not as yet returned from his vi3it to the Moroccan positions, as he experienced difficulty in finding proper representa tives of Abd-el-Krim with whom to communicate. Meanwhile, however, a large fleet of small naval craft off the coast of Alhucemas is engaged in stopping contraband trade in arms and am munition. Of Royal Flavoi McMenamin's CRAB MEAT 30c and 50c a tin Pure, unseasoned crab meat, steamed and packed as quickly as caught, retaining deli cacy and whiteness. Incomparable for deviled crabs, crab cakes, salads and new bergs. Eight-ounce tins, 30 cents; sixteen ounce tins, 50 cents. TODAY'S DESSERT CORNWELL'S Whipped Cream Puffes? Fluffy puffe pastry, ovened to crispiness, and unctuously centered with pure whipped cream. Eacb, 15c. VJwne CORNWELL'S ffefe vs 1415 H Street ?7S Spring Opening -1922 You are most cordially invited to come and view the new styles for the spring ? season, 1922. We. have assembled the beautiful attire that every woman and miss considers an essential part of spring in e x h u stive assortments. Featuring Fashion"Show Hats 0 19 Styles?*2,600 Copies of the hats shown at the Spring and Summer Fashion Show of the Millinery Association of Amer ica. They are now ready for your inspection. * Special Displays of Dresses, Suits, Coats, Blouses and Footwear? styles that the most fastidious woman or miss would be proud to wear, invite your attention * Second Floor. "? ?/ Lansburgh & Brother Lansburgh & Brother SHOPPING GUIDE FOR TUESDAY, MARCH, 7th, 1922 Among the Ready-Mades Tweed ' Are the Pacemakers of Fashion Just unpacked ?another s h i p ment to meet the great demand for smart Tweed Suits at a popular price. ? ? At $25 They Are Emphatic Values Every Suit is fashioned of the newest weave in m a n n i sh effect with rough sur face, shaggy fin ish and the dap per idea -that has brought Tweed to front rank of fashion* Every Coat Silk lined Throughout The models in elude Norfolk, Box, Sport, Cape and Skirts are very jaunty ..and t a i 1 o red to the last word of per fection. Colors Shotc Brilliancy That Will Make This Spring Memorable For Splendor Mixtures show ing the rich reds, periwinkle, s a 1 - mon, apricot, copen, brown, rose?all Fash ion calls her own with plenty of the conservative salt and-pepper speckles. That's our story in a few word s?d on't miss a chance to see the suits/ Remember Better Value Than Usual Is a carnival of thrift What an opportunity to teach the chil dren thrift! Schools have discovered the advisability of teaching children to sew, knit and do all sorts of practical work?mothers knew it long ago. Silks of Eleganc Economically Priced That would have graced the royal wedding; all selected for their style and quality features and priced for your savings. 40-inch All-silk Canton Crepe, 33 .fashionable col ors. Yard, $2.65. 36-inch Silk Foulards in artistic designs, on blue, brown and black. Yard, $1.39. 40-inch Black Satin Cliarmeuse, soft texture, brilliant finish. Yard, $1.59. 32-inch Pure Silk Shirt ings^including broadcloth and jersey. Yard, $1.49. 36-inch Chiffon Dress Taffeta, navy and black; soft texture. Yard, $1.59. 40 - inch Heavy Sport Satins, fashionable colors and standards. Yard, $2.29. 33-inch Imported Pon gee in Natural Color, 12 momie weight; smooth finish. Yard, 79c. 40-inch Pure Silk Crepe de Chine, in more than thirty colors. Yard, $1.49. 36-inch Imported French Black Taffeta, made by one of the world's most famous producers. Yard, $1.95. 40-inch width, $2.49. Our special offerings of everything pertain ing to sewing are so far below par in price and right up to par in value and quality that it is your loss if you neglect its assistance. These and many others equally worthy await the thrifty: Easy for Nimble Fingers to Make Things to make at home with Standard-DesigneV Patterns and Lansburgh & Brother fabrics. Third Floor?LflBRborck A Brother Girdles ? form artistic touches to the new dress, and if you are making your own, this is a great help. So many kinds, colors and styles here that we sug - gest you make an errand to select one for your new outfit. Prices range from 50c to $5.00?higher, if v o u want a wonderful one. SmoiI Floor Laubirtk A Brother Flrat Floor Lu>b?r(k A Brother Brocade Ribbons .?make such rich vestees for a spring garment. Of these 7]/>-inch Ribbons it requires only a half yard, and it means very little work to make one. Such gorgeous colors and com binations of silver and gold, with richest tones of fashion. Yard, $2.25. Flrat Floor Ltutaifk A Brother The Readi-Sew Package Mothers know this handy package. It con 1 tains "the makin's," as smokers say. An em broidered Wash Suit for boys of 2 to 6 years, Hand-embroidered Oliver Twist model of Peggy cloth, in blue, green and 4>rown. All ready for sewing into a practical and pretty little' wash' suit, and there is a com plete instruction sheet inside, telling mother how to make it. Price complete, $1.00 to $1.50. Also Dresses. Art Needlework Section Third Floor Lamp Shade Frames ?are so easily changed into beautiful lamp shades by the use of China Silk or Taffeta in the lovely colors we carry for the purpose. T h e n our instructor will show you just how to make them ? telephone screens, too. Sewing Week the prices are more than ordinarily tempting. Lamp Shade Frames, 59c to $2.25. Telephone Screen Frames, 48c to $1.75. Boudoir Lamp Frames." with manikin head, $2.98 to $7.K>. China Silk, yard. $1.25. Taffeta, yard. $2.75. Art Needlework Shop?Third Floor s " A Parrakeet ~ Home Sewing Week is a good time to buy an Un trimmed Hat and' place one of these saucy birds on it; presto?a jaunty hat. By the way, in our department of Millinery Trimmings you'll find Parrakeets at 95c, $1.95 and $2.95. Flowers and Foliage at 45c to $2.95. Untrimmed Hats from $2.45 to $7.50. So many sizes, shapes, straws, colors and effects that space is not sufficient for descriptions. Come and see them all. Second Floor?LiMborgh ? Brother The Notion Sale ?wilt carry on during Home Sewing Week. Dressmakers, tailors, milliners and all who sew should anticipate their full season's needs in this line, for every item means a saving. ' Flrat Floor?Lauhmth A Brother Lingerie Nainsook In flesh and white; fine weave and silky finish, especially adapted to making fine lingerie; 34 inches wide, and priced for one day only, yard ' First Floor. You'll find the pattern in Our Pattern Department, Third Floor. 25c Rompter Gingham Bright checks, plaids and so many colors that mother will be delighted. That isn't the only use for this excellent 32-inch G i n g h a m?for girls' frocks, women's house dresses, Bungalow aprons, etc. Yard, 38c. First Floor tiet the pattern In our Pattern Department, Third Floor. - Black Sateen Easily transformed into snappy frocks for little girls, and they are iij vogue? 36 inches wide; many other colors, and the price is only 38c. First Floor This Pattern ?? be purchased in our Pat tern Department, Third Floor. Tweeds for Skirls Tweeds can be made into such smart skirts. Bright for those who like and more subdued tones for the tastes requiring them. Here's a 54-inch width, and the grade is such that more should be asked. Yard, $1.95. Third Floor?Lanshnrgh A Brother The famous Belrobe system will instruct vou exactly how much material to use, how to use it to best advantage. Fruit of the Loom Muslin, Yard, 17c 36 inches wide, and as every woman knows the brand, there s nothing further to be said, except?for one day only. ' Third Floor?Laashargh A Brother Absorbent Toweling Special, Yard, 15c '-The famous Boott's Mills product, which is the standard o/ good toweling, and it is 18-inch width in all white. Reduced for tomorrow, yard, 15c. First Floor?Laasbnrgh A Brother o Imported Table Damask Special, Yard, $1.00. It 3s highly mercerized, 70( inches wide, and there are four attractive designs?ribbon, chrys anthemum, foliage and stripe-and-conventional ) combination. "\ First Floor?Laashargh A Brother Bargain 6th Floor . A Big Sale of Bungalow Aprons Percale, in all neat patterns, trimmed with self-. material, edging of contrasting' colors and rick rack?checks, plaids, figured patterns. Roomy pockets and cut generously full. Sale price..?... 1 * Continued Sale of Crepe de Chine Blouses Plain-' tailored styles, _ ' with all kinds of smart straight-line designs, embroidered, etc. Tre mendous bargain at... Continued Sale of Silk Jersey Petticoats & at Pettibockers $1.98 and $2.95 .