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YOUNG U FIGHTS
TO Horn OWN
Gubernatorial Campaign Di
■ rected to Prove Candidate
Is More Than a Name.
BY ROBERT T. SMAU-.
NEW YORK, October 17.—Endeavor
ing: to stand “on his own” and not
to bo considered fit for office merely
Uecauso he bears his father’s name,
fcoung Col. Theodore Roosevelt tsmak
tmg an uphill fight to be, the next Gov
ernor of New Yor. That his whole life's
ambition centers In the success of the
present campaign he freely admits.
His friends say the governorship
•would be but a stepping-stone
eventually to tho While House. De
feat in the prctent campaign, how
ever, might wreck forever the political
tutur© of the young aspirant for an
other of the offices his father once
Old-time leaders of the Republican
[party admit the nomination of young
“Ted,” as they call him, was very
much of a gamble, but they feel
now ho probably will prove as good
a vote-getter as they could possibly
have selected. Thej>wanted some one
with imagination, some one with an
•■special appeal to the people, to off
set the State-wide popularity of Gov.
A1 Smith, whose political assets are
not discounted by his experienced
Nation Is Interested.
National interest is being mani
fested in the campaign of young T.
it., which is proving one of the most
unique ever made. The. effort of the
Republican managers is to get young
Roosevelt in personal contact with
as many voters as possible. H© is
being rushed about the State on a
special tram, with stops at anywhere
from 10 to 110 towns ami villages in
h day and with just that many 5
and 10 minute speeches.
During most of his journeys Col.
Roosevelt has been accompanied by a
■ spellbinder” ot the old school. Frank
W. Mondell of Wyoming, former lead
er of the House of Representatives in
Washington, has done the "heavy
work” on the, part of the tour; Sena
tor James W. Wadsworth, who did
more than any one else to insure the
nomination of Col. Roosevelt, is de
pended upon to do the heavy firing
through the latter stages of the cam
The Republican plan, frankly stated.
Is to “sell'’ the personality of young
Roosevelt. A1 Smith's fling, that the
Republicans had nominated a “name”
and nothing else, admittedly is back
of the plan. Col. Roosevelt himself
has said to the voters “look me over,”
and tills virtually has become the
slogan of his sponsors. The young
colonel's campaign is as strenuous as
any his father ever undertook, but he
is being accompanied day and night
by his wife, whom he invariably in
troduces to the station throngs that
greet his train as it sweeps through
the northern stretches of the State.
The colonel is physically fit, having
Inherited his father’s belief in pre
paredness in that direction.
Righting Nntnrnl Trait".
Young Roosevelt has been facing a
difficult situation. His political
critics have been ready to pounce
upon any word or facial expression
which they might construe as an imi
tation of the late President and “Ted"
has found himself in the position of
unconsciously fighting against per
fectly natural family traits and man
ners which have been handed down
to him just as the same strain runs
through less conspicuous families.
It would seem to the casual ob
server that the backers of young
Roosevelt are carrying their effort to
divorce him from his family influ
ence a trifle too far. Some of those
who have introduced him have, said
that he has seen more of actual war
fare than his father ever dreamed of.
They have recited that the Navy De
partment over which the young
Roosevelt has presided as assistant
secretary,. is a vastly different, more
complicated and greater piece of ma
chinery than the department Roose
velt, the elder, presided over in a
ymilar capacity. The statements are
true enough, but the politicians have
overlooked the many pitfalls ant dis
paragements of comparison.
lias Splendid Voice.
Voung Roosevelt hae a big booming
voice—much heavier than his father's,
but it breaks occasionally with the same
falsetto squeak the one-time President
used to so much advantage in emphasiz
ing a point. The present candidate for
governor is not the experienced cam
paigner that his father was: he is just
learning the art; he is only 37. But the
young man takes to politics like a duck
to water. He has adopted it as his
career. He likes the “stunts” of the
game. He grinned the famous Roose
velt grin when, decked out in a butcher's
apron, he was given a side of barbecued
meat to carve for a score of persons.
Ho is a great handshaker, and Mrs.
Roosevelt is, too.
“Ted” knows he has a hard job in hie
attempt to defeat A1 Smith ; he knows
the betting is 7 to a against his chances
of success, but lie is throwing all he has
got into the fight, and every one who
lias seen him in action must admit that
he is having a “bully time.”
FRANCE WOULD HAVE
ANOTHER ZR-3 BUILT
Journal Tells of Scheme to Delay
Dismantling of Zeppelin Plant
By the Associated Tree*.
PARIS, October 17.—A scheme
which would postpone the dismantling
of the Zeppelin works at Friedrich
shafen, Germany, for at least two
years and by which the construction
of another giant dirigible, similar to
the ZR-3. would be made possible, Is
described in Le Journal today. A
French company which has purchased
patent rights from the Zeppelin Com
pany with the intention of using them
for commercial dirigible lines, accord
ing to the newspaper, has suggested
that the Zeppelin Company build an
other ZR-3 for France, to be consid
ered on the reparation account.
The German government is under
stood to favor the scheme, which will
bo put before the reparation commis
Arthur T. Brice, jr., 1437 Spring road,
hae been appointed a major of Infantry;
George E. Strong, Wardman Park Hotel,
a captain in the judge advocate gen
eral's department, and Gerald A. Fitz
gerald, United States Bureau of Fish
eries, a eecond lieutenant, Coast Artil
lery, all In the Officers' Reserve Corps of
Wife Charges Cruelty.
Rebecca Kaplan today sued her hus
band. Simon Kaplan, for a limited
divorce, charging cruelty, Inadequate
support and desertion. They were
married September 19, 1894, and have
four children. Besides incidents of
alleged cruelty, the wife tells the
court her husband left her three
times In the last nine months. She
Is represented by Attorneys Wilton
Rambert and R. H. Yeatman,
NEW YORK CURB MARKET
Received by Private Wire Direct to The Star Office
BY WILLIAM K. HKFKKRNAN.
N'EW YORK, October 17. —It was
evident from the action of the curb
market today that apeculative op
erators were giving- more considera
tion to developments In the political
situation than they were a week and
two weeks ago. After a period of
quiet strength in which the oil shares
were bid up a point to two points
further, the demand for stocks gTad
ually increased and took in public
utilities, radio shares and a large
riu J?l^ er industrial specialties.
The buying movement kept on in
Prairie Oil and Gas, which began to
be felt following the announcement a
few days ago that this company had
abandoned its pro-rating schedule,
carrying the price up another four
points to 214. Standard of Indiana
and Imperial Oil of Canada were
prominent on the side of higher
NEW YORK, October 17.—Follow
ing is an official list of bonds and
stocks traded in on the New York
Curb Market today:
Sales ill BONDS,
thousands. nigh. Low. 2:15.
2 Allied Parkers 65... 72% 72% 72%
1 Allied Parkers 85... 86 8(1 88
1 Alum 7» '25 Irtl 105 10,'t
1 Alum 7s new '53... 107% 107V* 107%
BAm (las & Klee (is.. 95% 95% 93%
2Am Pow ALt 8s old 94% 04% 94%
«Am Tow ALt 85... 94% 94% 94%
3 Anaronda 8s 103% 103% 103%
3 Ati GAWI 8 8 5s 53% 53 53
10 Beaverboard 8s 77% 77% 77%
3 Both Steel 7» '23.... 1(4 103% 103%
2 Beth Steel 7s '25 85 85 85
2 lit Seer 7s I) 07 07 07
2 Cons Gas Balt Hs A 104% 1(4% 1(4%
7 Deere A To 7%s .. 103% 103% 103%
3 Detroit City Gas 6s 102 102 102
12 liun Tire A Kub 7s 08 05 05
8 Fed Suear 6s '33 .. inn% I(hi% 100%
3 (iair. Kobt 7s 08% 08% 08%
1 Galena Signal Oil 7s 105% 105% 105%
1 General Petroleum Cs 100% 100% 100%
3 Gulf Oil Corp 5s 07% 07% 07%
13 Int Matrb 6%s 100% 100% 100%
1 Kan City Term 5%a 102% 102% 102%
1 Kpnneeot Copjier 7s 108 108 108
7 Lehigh V Har By 5s 101 101 101
5 Lehteh Val Klt 5*.. 99% 99% 00%
1 Lig-W-I. real est 7s 108 108 108
6 Manitoba Power 75.. 100 100 100
2 Morris ACo 7%s .. 99% 09% 00%
O Nat leather 8s 101% 101% 101%
8 New Orl Pub Ser 5s 87 87 87
8 Northern (V lty 5s A ltr2% 102 102
10 Northern Sta P 6%s 08% 08% 08%
5 Pan Arner It Its wi.. 07% 97% 97%
1 Penn Pow A Lt Os.. 03 03 03
30 Tenn It It 8s 98% 08 Vi 08%
lO Phil Pet 7%s w w .. 103% I(M% 103%
10 Puli 8 G K 5%s 08% 06% 08%
11 Pub Servos N J (V* J 4 % 14% 14%
4 Pub Servos N' J 7s 107% 107% 107%
1 Pure Oil Co B%s .. 05% 03Vj 05%
7 Skellv Oil Co B%s. . 101 100%. 101
3 Slois-HhefT «s 101% 101% 101%
78 Slam! Gas A HI o%s 102% 101% I'f-’
18 0 n v 7s '2B ior>% nr,% ior.%
4 S O N T Y 7s '3O 105% 105% 105%
10 SONY 7s '3l 105% 105% 105%
8 S O NY B%s 107% 107% 107%
4 Swift A Co 5s 94% 94% 94%
1 Tidal Osage 7s ... 104 104 104
13 I n K1 I. A P 5%s A 98% 98% 95%
1 l'n Oil Hs B '25 101% 101% 101%
2 I n Oil Prod 8s 25 25 25
29 l'n Drugs (is 100% 10d% 100%
2 Val Torine Oil 75... 102% 102% 102%
2 Ind Mort Bk Fin 6s '.4-% 94% 94%
6 King of Neth 6s '54 08 % 08** 98%
10 ltep of Peru 8s '32 99 % 99 99
11 ltep of Peru 8s '44.. 73 73 73
10 Bus Gvt 6%» nat of 1354 13 13%
4 Solv A Co 6s '34 B 102 101% 101%
8 Swiss Govt 5s 100% 100% 100%
Sales STATfDAKD OIL ISSUES,
300 Anglo-.Vm Oil 15% 15 15
ion Atlantie Lobos 2% 2% 2%
Jo Borne Scrymser .. 210 210 210
10 Buckeye l*L 58 58 58
10 Gal Sig Oil 54% 54% 54%
109 Humble Oil A 1t... 35% 35% 35%
20 111 P L 121 121 121
130 Imp Oil of Can 103% 103 103%
2300 lnterl Pet Co Ltd.. 2<> 10% 20
10 Magnolia Pet 130 130 130
20 Nat Transit ...... 56 56 56
3>si Ohio Oil 61 60% 61
750 Prairie Oil A Gas.. 214 210% 212%
200 Pen Mex Fuel 35 34% 34%
130 Prairie I’ L 114% 1(4% !<4%
10 Solar Belin 183 183 IS3
90 South Penn Oil .... 128 125 128
10 Southern P L 82% 82% 82%
12700 S(• Indiana 56% 55% 56Vs
1800 S () Kansas 35% 34% 35%
300 S O Kentucky 115 114% 115
1500 S O V Y 39% 39% 39%
300 Vacuum Oil 71% 71% 71%
Sales INDEPENDENT OIL STOCKS,
6 Boston-Wyo Oil 85 .80 .80
3 Carib Syndicate.... 3 3 3
21% Cities Service 142 141 142
Washington Stock Exchange
Potomac Electric deb. 65—57,500 at 100%.
Potomac Electric g. and ref. 7s '4l -*l,OOO
at 106%. *l,OOO at 106%, *l.OOO at 106%.
Washington Gas ss—*l.ooo at 97%.
Washington lias tls '33 —*200 at 100%, *3OO
Washington Gas Light—B at 51%.
Washington Bwy. A Elec. pfd.—3 at 79.
Commercial National Bank—lo at 140, 20
at 140. 20 at 140.
District National Bank—s at 167. 5 at 167.
Second National Bank 3 at 185.
Ijanston Monotype—2o at 79, 10 at 79%.
Washington Gas 8s '33—*200 at 100%. *3OO
Washington Bwy. A F.lec. 4s—*l.ooo at 75%.
Wardman Park Hotel (is —*1,01)0 at 100.
Departmental Bank—l 4 at 7%.
Washington Title Insurance Co. —16 at 9.
Money—Call loans. 5 and 6 per cent.
Bid and Asked Prices.
American Tel. A Telga. 45..... 97%
American Tel. A Telga. 4%a... 105 .....
Am. Tel. A Tel. ctl. tr. 5s 100%
Am. Tel. A Tel. eonv. 6s 118 121
Anaeoatia A Potomac 5s 89
Anaeostia A Potomac guar. 55.. 89
C. A P- Telephone 5» 99
C. A P. Telephone of Va. 55.... 96
Capital Traction H. H. 5s 98
City A Suburban 5s 82%
Georgetown Gas 5» 88 90
Metropolitan K. 11. 5s 100 100%
Potomac Electric Ist 5s 98
Potomac Elec. Cons. 5s 98 98%
Potomac Elec. deb. (is 100%
Potomac Electric 6s 1953 103 104%
Pot. Elec. Pow. g. ill. A ref. 7s. 108% 107%
Pot. Joint Stock txi. Bk. 5s 100% 102
Wash., Alex. A Mt. Ver. 5«.... 80
Wash.. Alex., A Mt. Ver. ctfs. 27
Wash., Balt. A Annap. 5s 62 66
Washington Gas 5* 07%
Washington Gas 6s 101V* 102
Wash. Rwy. A Elec. 4s 74% 75%
Wash. Bwy. A Elec. gen. 6s 98% 98%
D. C. Paper Mfg. 6* 84
Biggs Bealty 5s (long) 93
Higgs Bealty 5s (short) 98
Southern Bldg. 8s -. 09% .....
Wash. Mkt. Cold Storage G 5.... 92
Wardman Park Hotel 8s 99% 100%
American Tel. A Telga 125%
Capital Traction 92% 98%
Washington Gas *5l 52
Norfolk A Wash. Steamboat 213 218
Wash. Rwy. A Elec, com 79% 86
Waah. Kwy. A Elec, pfd 79 80
Terminal Taxi com 80 125
National Capital 220 2*S
Columbia 240 800
Farmers A Mechanics .......... 239 ...,,
Liberty 157 165
Lincoln • 356 846
National Metropolitan 275
Biggs T® 7 . 806
National Bank of Washington... 200
American Security A Trust..... 300 305
Continental Trust 85 90
Merchants’ Bank 130 .....
National Savings A Trust 390 .....
Union Trust 166 168
Wash, Loan A Tru5t........... 375 400
Commerce A Savings... ..g .... 200 .....
East Washington Saving* Bank. 24 •
Sec. Saving* A Com 280 *O6
Seventh Street Savings 190
U 8. Savings. 320
Washington Mechanics. 30
American Fire Insurance 200
Cowren Fire Insurance 180
National Union 11 ••...
Columbia Title 8 9
Beal Estate Title 145 165
Merchant*’ Transfer A Storage.. 115 185
Mergentbaler Linotype 163 165
Natl. Mtge. A Invest, pfd 9 9%
OM Dutch Market com 1% 4
Old Dutch Market pfd 3% 8
Lanston Monotype 79% 79%
Security Storage 300 400
Washington Market ..l 49 54
Yellow Cab IS »....
THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1924.
prices, and others of the group went
New Mexico and Arizona the
new Pennock stock, and Venezuelan
Petroleum were outstanding points of
strength among Independents.
In the afternoon the radio shares
were taken up. Ware, after opening
fractionally lower, resumed its up
ward movement, carrying along with
it Dubilier and Jones Radio.
Persistent strength of public utili
ties caused considerable attention to
be directed to this group. The de
mand kept on for such active fa
vorites as American Light and Trac
tion, American Power and Right,
new; Kast Penn Klectrlc and West
ern Power. Tennessee Klectrlc Pow
er second preferred, selling ex the
quarterly dividend, retraced most of
the amount which came off the sell
1 fltte* Service pfd.. 77% 77% 77%
2 Cities Serv pfd 8.. 7% 7% 7%
1 Cities Serv B cfs.. 74% 74% 74%
3 Euclid Oil 94 .92 .94
13 Gulf Oil of l’a 60% 60% 60%
10 Hudson Oil 02 .02 .02
31 Laco I’et 4% 4% 4%
10 Latin Amer Oil 03 .03 .03
5 Mount I’rod 19% 19% 19%
25 Mutual Oil vot of*.. 11 11 11
1 New Bradford Oil.. 4% 4% 4%
31 New Mex Land 7% 77%
80 Penn Beaver Oil 17 .15 .15
10 Pennock OIL 12% 12% 12%
42 i’ennoek Oil new... 15% 14 15%
7 Bed Bank Oil 36% 86% 86%
5 lloyal Canad OAK 5% 5% •'<%
4 Salt Ck Prod 25% 26% 25%
11 n Oil of Cal D.. 132 132 132
190 Venezuelan Pet ... 3% 3 3%
6 Wilcox Oil A Gas. 5% 5% 5%
2 Woodley Pet 10% 10 10
2 Allied Pack new ..8 8 6
3 Am Gas A Elec pfd 43 43 43
1 Am Gas A El new S 3 K 3 83
3% Am L A Tract ... 138 136% 138%
%Am L A Tract pfd 92% 92% 92%
63 Am Pw ALt new.. 43% 42% 43%
2 Arn Sillier Heat A 25% 25% 25%
2Am Sillier Heat B 28% 28% 26%
lAm Tob new wi... 81 % SI % 81%
2Am Tob B nw wi 82 81 % 82
% Arpal* Pow A Lt «S 88 68
1 Borden A Co 128% 126 126%
1% Borden A <V) pfd. 104 104 104
10 Bradley Fireprfg .40 .4(1 .40
2 Brown William 8.. 10% 10% 10%
3 Bklyn City KB 9% 9% 9%
2 Bur Ad Mach n us 101 101 101
14 Centrifugal Corpn.. 16% 16 18
1 Chic Nip A 35% 35% 35%
1 Cldc Nip B trust.. 18% 16% 16%
9 Colum GAE n pf A 1(44% 104% 104%
% Commonwealth P U 99 08 % 98%
9 Cuba Co S«% 38% 36%
% Con Gas B*l new 35% 35 35%
% D L A W Coal 101 101 101
2 Doehler C A Badlo 52% 52% 52%
3 Durant Mol 15 15 15
8 Du Pont Motors... 1% 1% 1 %
3 Du* Co Awi 24% 24% 2»%
3% East Penn Elec Co 81 60 81
% El Bd A Sh pfd... 101% 101% 101%
% Ford Motor Co Can 462 480 4 >12
1 Gillette S B 318% 317 317%
1 Gillette 8 11 new wl 58 58 58
1 Goodyear Tire .... 14 14 14
9 llaxeliiue Corp .... 27% 28% 27%
1 Heyden Chem .... 2% 2% 2%
1 Hoe K Co A 50 50 50
1 Hud A Mann Ur ..■ 21% 21% 21%
1 Hud A Mann Br pf 58 58 58
5 Hudson Co pfd .... 40% 40% 40%
2 Inter Onnt KuMier. . 3% 3% 3%
4 Inter-Oee Badlo Cor 12% 12% 12%
33 Jones Kadio 10% 9% 10
5 Keystone Solether.. 1% 1% 1%
7 Lhlgh Pow sec ... 81% 80% 80%
1% D-high Val C0a1... 81% 81 81%
82 leh Val Coal NC. 39 38% 38%
I McCrory Sts war cf 47% 47% 47%
8 Middle West Util.. 73 71 73
1 51 id vale Co 24% 24% 24%
1 Nat leather 3% 3% 3%
% Nat Tea Co 225 225 225
0 Nick Plate new wi 71% 71 71%
17 Nick PI new pfd wi 82 81% 81%
1 Omnibus A pfd wi. 87% 87% 87%
% Penn Water Power 130 130 130
5 Pitt Term Cl Co wi 44% 43% 44%
1 Pitt Tm Cl Co p wl 80 80 80
3 Badlo Corp 5% 5% 5%
1 Badlo Corp pfd ... 4At 4ft 4 ft
7 Keo Motor 16% 16% 16%
2 Kova Rad Co tr cf 12% 11% 11%
460 So C A I new .... .17 .10 .11
3 Standard Motor ..3 3 3
2 Stand Publish Ca A 26% 28 26%
13 Swift Inti 28% 28 28%
2 Term E! Pow 2d pf. 68 65 % 65%
5 Thump Had vo tr cf 8% 8% 8%
% T<>dd Ship 43% 43% 43%
2 Tomer Mfs 21% 21 21
3 I’nited Bakerie 114 114 114
3 Unit GAE new... 28 28 28
7 Cnl Retail Candy A 5% 5% 5%
3 I hit Shoe Mach Co. 39 39 39
10 Ward Bak Cor ».. 34% 34% 34%
15 Ware Radio Corp.. 28% 28 28%
3 Western Power ... 38 38 38
110 Arizona Globe Cop. .04 .03 .04
I Bingham Mines ... 15 15 15
34 Canarlo Copper ... 3% 3% 3%
1 Cons Cop Mines.... 3ft
30 Diamond lid B1 But. .12 .12 .12
10 Eureka Croesus (18 .08 .06
30 First Thought G M .48 .47 .48
80 Hannill l»iv 07 .06 .08
lo Hawthorne Mns Inc .27 .27 .27
4 Holllnger 14% 14% 14%
330 Jib Cons 41 .39 .40
21 Kay Copper Corp.. 1% 1% 1%
2 Kerr Lake 1% 1% 1%
30 lame Star 08 .06 .06
20 Lor Sil Synd Ltd.. .46 .45 .46
HO National Tin i .12 .07 .12
% New Jersey Zinc.. 184% 164% 164%
20 Nevada Upbir 06 .05 .05
10 Nixon Nevada 42 .42 .42
8 Ohio Copper 99 .99 .99
6 Plymouth I.ead M . . .71 .70 .70
7 Premier Gold Mines 2i. 2 A 2 ft
20 Red Warrior 44 .44 .44
10 Reorgan Div Annex .28 .28 .28
1 Rek Mt Sm A Ref \ft Ift 1A
170 Silverdale 06 .05 .06
12 So Am Gold A P.. 5% 5 5%
7 Tono Belmont 60 .58 .60
20 Tri Bullion 11 .11 .11
50 Trinity Copper ... .42 .40 .40
2 Puited Verde Ext. 25% 25% 25%
10 U S Continental... .12 .12 .12
1 Unity Gold 11 1
12 Wenden Copper ... IA 1A
TAX BOARD CITED.
Must Show Cause for Refusal to
Justice Stafford of the District Su
preme Court today cited the United
States Board of Tax Appeal to show
cause next Friday why a writ of
mandamus should not issue to compel
the admission before the hoard of
H. Kly Goldsmith, a certified public
accountant of New York City.
The order of the court is based
on a petition of Mr. Goldsmith, in
which he says he is a public ac
countant duly certified in New York
and qualified under the rules of the
board for admission. He made ap
plication in conformity with the rule
of the board, he states, and Septem
ber 1 last filed petitions of tax ap
peals for three taxpayers. September
27 last, he tells the court, he was
Informed that his application had
been denied. He says there was no
evidence before the board on which
the denial could be based, and asserts
it is the result of arbitrary action
and actuated by prejudice.
URGES LAND SETTLEMENT
Woman Tells President Oregon
Idea Would Aid Farmers.
Mrs. R. Barrett, city manager of
Warrenton, Ore., discussed with Pres
ident Coolldge at the White House to
day plans for relieving the agricul
tural situation of the country, and
explained to him the plan of the land
settlement committee of the Port
land, Ore., Chamber of Commerce,
which, she stated, has done much for
the agriculturists of that State.
Mrs. Barrett informed the President
that this plan. In her opinion, should
be adopted by the Federal Govern
ment and that Its application would
unquestionably make a change for
the betterment In tho present agri
cultural and economic problems of
Mrs. Barrett, who is representing
the committee, believes that if the
Federal Government should adopt
that plan It would be -unnecessary
for the President to appoint the ag
ricultural fact finding commission,
which he is considering at this time.
Mrs. Barrett said, after seeing the
President, that she was amazed at
his knowledge of general agricul
tural conditions, and also was pleased
to know that he was quite familiar
with the more important features of
the Oregon land settlement plan.
A German school teacher has re
cently broken the world record for
glider flights, remaining in the air
for S hours 42 minutes 9 seconds.
Curling Irons Compete With
Radio Sets in Setting
Records for Sales.
BY J. C. ROYLE.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK, October 17. —Britania
may rule the waves but electricity
'governs tho permanent wave which
has beoome a factor not only in
fashion but In business. The elec
tric curling Iron industry is flourish
ing as never before. This advance,
however, has boon paralleled by a
decline In the manufacture of hair
pins that has been startling.
It all works hack to the fad for
bobbed hair. The hairpins which for
merly confined the black, brown, red,
yellow, gray and white locks on the
heads of American women have
largely disappeared from use. The
electric curling Iron has taken their
places. More than $1,500,000 worth
of electric curling irons will be sold
in this country before the year 1924
is at an end.
Device Very Popular.
So universal has the use of this
toilet device become that nearly all
modern hotels are equipped with
electric connections to supply current
for the curlers. The vogue for bobbed
hair has also affected the manufac
ture of products In which human hair
plays a part. The factories making
wigs, switches, braids, puffs and re
lated articles have fallen in number
from 128 in 1921 lo less than 100.
Many of these which remain have
turned to the production of other than
hair articles. But the output of those
which continue operations will prob
ably come close to $12,000,000 in val
ue for the current year.
Use of dyes and bleaches on the
hair has also been curtailed by the
present fashion, since many reliable
hair dressers decline to attempt lo
produce tt permanent wave in hair
which has been bleached or dyed.
The cost of human hair has dropped
perceptably in the last year, reach
ing only $5,568,007 for the last year
as compared with 56.734.188 for the
previous annual period.
Household Appliances in Demand.
The bobbed hair vogue has put an
awful dent la the chief industry of
Cheefoo, China. Shipments ot human
hair from that port, which makes a
specialty of buying tresses from
Chltie.se women, totaled only $319,884
for the first half of this year, as
compared with $481,399 la the corre
sponding period of 1923.
Klectrical equipment sales in gen
eral are expanding rapidly at present.
The aggregate sales of the two chief
manufacturers of miscellaneous elec
trical equipment probably will reach
*260,000.000 for the last six months
of the year, making a total for the
1924 period of $482,000,000. Additions
to telephone equipment are being
made steadily in nearly every section
of the United States. Household
equipment sales show no signs of
slackening in spite of any regional
letup In new building operations.
Kadio Sale* Very Heavy.
The export sales of household elec
trical equipment and radio supplies
has been running approximately 30
per cent heavier than last year and
probably will total between $72,000.-
000 and $75,000,000 for the year. The
radio business undoubtedly has
proved itself a seasonal one. Sales
since the industry got off to a flying
start have risen sharply around No
vember, maintained a level high point
throughout the Winter and then drop
ped as Summer approached. This year
the jump in demand came nearly two
months earlier than usual.
This undoubtedly is due somewhat
to the intense interest in the political
campaign now in progress and to
the increased attention being given
sports, both national and interna
tional. Many fans who listened in at
the broadcasting of the progress of
games in the world series declare
that the picture presented by the
broadcaster was so vivid and graphic
that their enjoyment was nearly as
great as if they had witnessed the
contests in person.
Fans larrraar Baying.
In radio supplies the chief demand
at present is for "low loss” parts, but
the sales of receiving sets, batteries
and equipment have been large all
along the line. There are now over
3,000,000 receiving sets in operation
in this country. Os these at least
one-third are cheap sets, which, how
ever, have turned their owners Into
rabid radio fans, anxious and willing
to purchase more efficient and more
ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 17 (Spe
cial). —The city school board last
night adopted resolutions expressing
fullest confidence in Richard C. Hay
don, principal of the Alexandria High
School, who was fined Tuesday in
police court for slapping Kenneth
Boole, stepson of Policeman Pat
rick L. Magner. The school hoard in
discussing the affair, which was re
ferred to only as an “unfortunate oc
currence,” said that the teachers
would have to enforce discipline or
the children would not be permitted
to attend school. The resolution was
framed and introduced by Gardner
L. Boothe. The board authorized the
expenditure of $528 for the rebuild
ing and sodding of terraces around
Jefferson School. A committee com
posed of Miss NJary Lindsey and
Mrs. C. W. Wattles was appointed to
Investigate reported crowded condi
tions at Parker Grey Colored School.
More than 500 local Odd Fellows
and members of Rebekah lodges left
here this morning by motor and train
to attend the annual meeting of the
Northern.. Virginia Odd Fellows' As
sociation, which is being held in
An ordinance which, if enacted, will
attempt to regulate the building of
small garages within the fire limit
was introduced before city council
yesterday by City Manager Rich, who
haa Just returned from his vacation.
Pending a study of the ordinance, all
applications for garage construction
will be acted upon directly by coun
High school students this afternoon
will parade In anticipation of the foot
ball game tomorrow afternoon be
tween Kpiscopal High School and the
A special drill of Company M, H6th
National Guard, will be held tonight
at 8 o’clock in Armory Hall.
Two negroes, who gave the police
names believed to be fictitious, were
arrested here last night and four gold
watches were found in their posses
Twenty-five Kiwanians left this
afternoon to attend the Initiation
ceremonies of the club recently form
ed In Manassas. E. A. Feldtkeller Is
chairman in charge of the trip.
SUGAR BEETS ABOVE 1923.
An estimate of the sugar beet crop
In Czechoslovakia Just received by
the United States Department of
Agriculture from the International
Institute of Agriculture at Rome
brings the total of estimates received
to date from seven countries up to
19,7’8,000 short tons, compared with
15,889,000 short tons produced by the
same countries last year.
PACKERS MUST ANSWER
Hearing in Unfair Practice Case Zs
The complaint against Armour &
Co. and Swift & Company issued by
Secretary Wallace under the packers
and stockyards act, charges those
companies with refusing to do busi
ness with traders located on the Chi
cago live stock market, and requires
an answer lo the charges by Novem
ber 20. a hearing is set for Decem
ber 1 in Chicago.
The complaint declares that about
one-third of atl hogs consigned to
commission men at Chicago are pur
chased by traders, although they ulti
mately are secured by the packers.
The Armour and'Swift companies are
alleged to be restricting and con
fining their purchases to commission
men of hogs not previously pur
chased or handled by any trader.
The complaint declares this to be
an unfair and discriminatory prac
Representatives of Armour & Co.
In a statement said the only instruc
tions on the subject given to their
hog buyers were that in so far as
practicable they should purchase
first-hand hogs and not second-hand
hogs, because recent results showed
large shrinkage on the second-hand
hogs, amounting in some Instances
to as much as 19 pounds per head.
Armour & Co., therefore, could not
afford to buy such second-hand hogs
on a competitive basis for first-hand
hogs, the statement said.
ADMIT RUM CHARGES.
Former Sailor and Woman Com
panion Plead Guilty.
Maurice Andrews Woodson, former
sailor, and Kthel Burke, a young
white woman, were defendants in the
Police Court today charged with
possession and transporting whisky
in violation of the national prohibi
Both pleaded guilty and asked that
they be tried by the court, waiving
their right of a trial by a jury. On
recommendation of Assistant District
Attorney David A. Hart, prosecuting
the defendants, the personal bond of
the woman was taken and Woodson
was fined S2OO and in default to serve
60 days in jail.
The evidence in the case showed
that Woodson and the woman had
been arrested in the ninth precinct
the night of October 15, in an auto
mobile in which Officers B. C. Kueh
ling. Murry. Henning and Kergt.
J. O. B. Gray said they found fourteen
5-gallon cans containing corn whis
ky— 70 gallons in all. The automo
bile and whisky were confiscated.
Judge Ous A. Schuidt said there
were mitigating circumstances in the
case, otherwise he would impose a
jail sentence and a heavy fine in
ASKS $50,000 DAMAGES.
A. T. Stewart Sues Washington
Adelbert T. Stewart today filed suit
in the District Supreme Court to re
cover $50,000 damages from the Wash
ington Terminal Company for alleged
personal injuries. He says he had
purchased a ticket and was about to
board a train at Union Station when
a truck was propelled against him
and injured his right foot and leg.
As a result of the injuries he lost
large sums of money, he declares, and
also had to refuse an offer of an ap
pointment as assistant director of the
Bureau of Domestic and Foreign
Commerce, at a salary of $6,000 per
annum. He Is represented by Attor
neys Daniel Thew Wright and Philip
If you need work, read the wajit
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' opening day
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\ every purchaser of five gallons or more of
"Standard” Gasoline will receive coupons for
r n Four Quarts of
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.IN BETTER TIMES
Maryland Agriculture is Get
ting Back to Normal, Lat
est Reports Show.
Special Dmpatch to The Star.
BALTIMORE, October 17. —Agricul-
ture in Maryland is "swinging toward
par." The farmers’ share in the gen
eral prosperity is gradually approaching
what it should be. The authority for
these statements is John S. Dennee,
agricultural statistician of the United
States Department of Agriculture. Mr.
Dennee explains that while the re
covery from the price decline of 1920
has been discouraglngly slow for the
farmers, the average of farm prices
continues to rise and the spread be
tween the price farmers are getting
for what they have to sell and for
those aa-ticles which they have to buy
grows noticeably narrower.
At the present time the ratio of
farm prices to wholesale prices of
non-agricultural commodities is above
85 and is moving toward 90, accord
ing to the statistician. Farm prices
continue to improve in relation to
the general price level.
Comparison With 1014 Yields.
The following figures show the per
centage of crops this year, as com
pared with those of 1914, the prices
of that year being regarded in each
case as 100 per cent.
Wheat, bushel, 117; corn. 173; oats,
140: rye, 120; tobacco, pound. 300;
potatoes, bushel, 135; sweet potatoes.
286; apples; 111; butter, pound, 133;
eggs, dozen, 103; chickens, pound.
186; hogs, cwt, 107: beef rattle, 99;
veal calves, 94; sheep, 100: lambs.
143; milk cows, 140; unwashed wool,
pound, 173; hay. ton, timothy, 119;
clover. 115. Mr. Denne says:
“Higher prices for wheat and com
are supporting higher prices for oats.
Prices of oats may not be expected
to ri;»> in proportion to the higher
prices of corn, as the price of oats is
almost wholly determined by the
United States crop. And the United
States crop is considerably larger
than last year.
Higher Hog Prices likely.
“This fact, coupled with a prospec
tive reduction of about 20 per cent
in hogs, which consume about 40 per
cent of the com crop, indicates the
corn crop will be relatively small,
even under favorable weather condi
"The general tendency of hog prices
is upward. Hog pricew move in
cycles and evidence supports the view
that they are now on the upward
swing of the price cycle."
ABOLITION IS FAVORED
CHICAGO, October 17.—8 y a unani
mous vote the administrative board
of the American Engineering Council
today agreed to insist on the aboli
tion of the Department of the In
terior of the Federal Government, to
be replaced by a department of pub
The Department of the Interior was
held to be arclaic and the motion, as
put by D. T. Alford of New York and
adopted, called for an aggressive
course in support of the plan.
The board chose this policy rather
than support the recommendations of
the Brown committee, appointed
under the Harding administration,
and the proposed legislation which
would reorganize the Interior Depart
ment into two divisions—the division
of public domain and the division of
James Hartness. former Governor of
Vermont and president of the council,
who presided, offered some offsetting
arguments to criticism of the pro
WIRED STAR FROM
PHILADELPHIA, October 17.—De
mand for clothing Is better by far
than It was In the Fall of 1923, and
output of local factories is high, with
manufacturers reporting a decided
preference on the part of retaile.-s
for the better grades.
CHICAGO, October 17.—Butter pro
duction Is declining, with the set
back estimated at 6.9 per cent, com
pared to two weeks ago. The decline
left receipts still 19 per cent above
the same week in 1923. Storage hold
ings of butter have decreased two
and one quarter million pounds dur
ing the past week. A large surplus
DENVER, October T7.—The Grwit
Western Sugar Co. this week mailed
checks for approximately J 3,500,000
to beet growers in Nebraska. Oolo
rado and Montana in final payment
for the 1923 crop and the remainder
of the initial payment for 1924 beets.
The total disbursement of this com
pany for beets In 1923 was $20,278,180.
KANSAS CITY] October 17.—The
Spring openings this week of wash
goods line-a Included the largest
variety ever offered by local whole
salers, both in variety of patterns
and number of cloths. The showings
included a large variety of silk and
cotton mixtures, silk and cotton
crepes and imported and domestic
PITTSBURGH,' October 17—Busi
ness is fairly brisk in most finished
steel lines, particularly in merchant
pipe, sheets, wire products and bars.
Oil country goods are in slack de
mand, being affected by the seasonal
slackness and the conditions in the
oil industry. Tin plate is dull.
NEARLY SOLD FOR TAX
Hungarian Envoy’s Estate Saved
When Funds, Delayed by Ac
By the AKsoeiated Press.
PRAGUE. October 17.—An accidental
delay in the payment of state taxes,
amounting to 1,000,000 Czechoslo
vakian crowns, on the estate near
Pressburg of Count Laszlo Szechenyi.
Hungarian minister to the United
Stales, almost caused him to lose a
considerable quantity of his property
The failure to pay the tax caused
the authorities to advertise the auo
tion of 1,000 sheep, 6,000 pounds of
cereals and several tons of agricul
tural machinery belonging to the es
tate. and 400 eager buyers assembled
for the sale.
At the last moment, however, the
estate administrator appeared with
the money and the auction was called
off, the manager sending a cablegram
to the count informing him of the
narrow escape of his property.
THOMAS R. SIMPSON DEAD.
Boilermaker Dies Suddenly at
Thomas R. Simpson, 33 years old. a
boilermaker, died suddenly of heart
disease at his residence, 904 Sixth
street southwest, last night. He was
resting on a couch and talking to
friends when the end came. Dr. Wil
liam Walters was summoned and pro
nounced Mr. Simpson dead.
Only a few minutes before his death
Mr. Simpson had been talking to his
mother and seemed in a cheerful hu
mor. He was born in Charles County,
Md., and had been a resident of
Washington for about 20 years.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs.
Aradenia M. Simpson, and two sis
ters, Miss Catherine V. Simpson and
Miss Caroline Simpson, all of Wash
ington. Funeral services and inter
ment will be at Wayside, Md., Sunday
POULTRY DEMAND v
Fresh Turkeys to Appear
Local Market—Eggs •
Dealers report an increased demand
for poultry, and receipts are large
enough to supply the demand. Poul
try is reported in splendid condition
Live clrfckens were quoted at 28 and
30, while dressed stock commanded
from 33 to 35 cents.
Turkeys, chiefly storage stock, sold
around 40 cents and the demand has
increased. Fresh killed turkeys soon
will appear for the Thanksgiving ,
Prices of eggs remain high, but .
with no material increase in demand i
Fifty cents is the price for selected
stock and 46 and 47 for average re
ceipts. Western storage eggs are 4f'
Fruit and Vegetable Kriirn.
Today’s market report on fruits and
vegetables compiled by the Market
News Service Bureau of Agricultural.
Apples—Supplies liberal: demand
light, market dull: Maryland, Vir- '
ginia and West Virginia, No. 1, 2Vy
inches up. Grimes, best. 5.00a5.50: fair
quality, 3.50a4.50. Boxes, Washing
ton, medium to large sizes extra
fancy Delicious, 4.25a4.50: Jonathans
and Winter Banana*, 3.00a3.25. Bush
els, Maryland and Virginia, various
varieties, 1. 00a1.25: Stayman Wine
saps, best, 1.75a2.00; Delicious, 2.00
Oabbage—Supplies moderate; de
mand light, market steady; New
Vork, bulk per ton Domestic Round
type, 20.00a2">.00; mostly 20.00.
(■rapes Are Cheaper.
Grapes—Supplies moderate; demand
moderate, market slightly weaker
New York, 2-ql. Climax baskets, Dela- '
wares and Niagaras, 23a24; Concords.
25a27; 12-qt. Climax baskets. Con
Onions—Supplies rn.idefra.le: demand
light, market steady. New York, Ohio
and Massachusetts, lOb-pound sacks
yellow varieties U. S. No. 1. large size.
l.IOal.15; medium to small sizes, 1.75a
Pears—Supplies light; demand mod
erate, market steady. New York,
bushel baskets. Bartletts and Seckels,
3.00a3.25; few Seckels, large size. 3.50'
a3.75. Washington, boxes Anjous and
Boggs, mostly 5.00.
Potatoes —Supplies liberal; demand
good, market slightly weaker. New
York, 150-pound sacks Round Whites'
U. S. No. 1, 2.30a2.40 per sack. Michi
gan, 150-pound sacks Russet P.urals
V. S. No. 1 t 2.25a2.40 per sack.
Lettuce Supplies moderate; de- 1 ’
mand moderate, market steady. New
York, Big Boston type, small, firm,
1.50a1.75; poorer. leafy, 50a1.25.
Celery Supplies light, demand
light, market dull. New York, 2-3
crates Golden Self-bleaching, in the
rough, 2.00a2.50; full crates Golden
Hearts, bunched, mostly 6.00; other
varieties, 4.00a5.00, according to qua!- ’
GIVEN MILITARY RITES.
Richard T. Jones. Former Mes
senger, Buried at Arlington.
Military hotnors marked the burial
in Arlington National Cemetery yes-1
terday of liic-hard T. Jones, a retired
messenger Oormerly on duty in the
office of the chief of staff, who died
at his home in this city last Monday"
He was a veteran of the Civil Was,
and for many years served as mes-?
senger to the late Gen. Phillip H.|
Sheridan, Lieut. Gen. Sdhotield atyl;
Lieut. Gen. Miles, commanding *he!
Army. At the time of h|s retirement.i
in 1922, he was on duty in ottice?
of the chief of staff of the Ar.tnv. t