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PINGHOI URGES D.C. DRY ENFORCEMENT Mass Meeting Here Asks Pad locking of Homes Whose Occupants Sell Liquor. _________ v A demand that the wet spots in Washington be “dried up” in the short est possible time was expressed by Gif ford Pinchot, former Governor of Penn sylvania. at a mass meeting in Calvary Baptist Church yesterday of the In ternational Reform Federation and the National United Committee for Law En forcement. Mr. Pinchot would have the Presi dent appoint to public service none but those sworn to obey the Constitution and compel them to observe the dry laws under penalty of prompt dismiss al. He also urged that all dry forces be united without respect to politics or persons and that the standard of prohibition enforcement be placed on the same level with the laws against burglary, arson and forgery. The best way to approach the situa tion in Washington, he said, would be for the President to demand that the District Commissioners obtain a list of speak-easies here and then proceed to clean them out on penalty of their jobs. William D. Upshaw, former Repre sentative. declared it must be obvious that the Democratic donkey is “fed up on the liquor crowd.” Referring to the last presidential elec tion, he said: “One thing is certain, the next time the sober. God-fearing people of the South tell the Democratic party not to nominate a wet Tammany man for President they will pay some atten tion to it.” Canon Sheafe Chase, of Brooklyn, N. V.. spoke on “Making the Movies Moral.” Clinton N. Howard, presiding official, introduced a resolution, which was unanimously adopted, calling for a law to padlock private homes where the j occupants have been convicted of sell- | ing liquor. Amundsen Memorial Unveiled. OSLOW, Norway, December 17 (A 3 ). —ln the presence of great crowds, Crown Prince Olav yesterday un- j veiled a memorial to the late Roald j Amundsen at Borje, near Sharpsborg, : ■where Amundsen was bom in 1872. | Today is the seventeenth anniversary j of Amundsen’s arrival at the South Pole. THEIR HEALTH > JHHt throat specialist: „ : :.'|hHlh| ; JBSf , " "Cigar smoke is cool. Since no mtm ' 1 quick-burning foreign substance JH is used for wrapper the tobacco jHBp burns slowly and is further cooled &?.-. ii and filtered as it is drawn through the body of the cigar.” s *p | # 11 If a man smokes, give him La V his Christmas fflVe}men T WhO smoke, * Palinas this Christmas, packed in cigars andjyou give them the greatest I taining from 10 to 25 cigars—a possible enjoyment tobacco an yield. S&SSSSS&.*' with nomarmito;health ;♦. La Palina* is congress cigar co., inc. 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About 30 years ago, Dr. Cumming declared, it was thought the germ had been isolated, but later developments showed it w r as carried not only by per sons suffering from the disease but by others apparently immune. Efforts to artificially transmit in fluenza from victims to other persons or animals have been unsuccessful. Dr. Cumming declared. Despite this, in fluenza is known to be highly con tagious, and he warned the public to stay away from persons known to be suffering from the disease. Death Rate Highest in 1918. The high point, among all recorded influenza epidemics for fatality was reached in the deadly 1918 scourge, when, figures show’, 2 per cent of all per sons contracting the disease died. Com plete figures on the more recent out breaks of 1920 and 1926 have not been finally analyzed, but Dr. Cumming, his statistician, Edgar Sydenstricker, and other officials were gratified yester day on reviewing records to see that generally the fatality rate was lower in 1620 than in 1918, and the 1926 fatality rate was lower than either of the others. With very incomplete returns from the present epidemic as to numbers of cases, and with death reports meager as yet, Dr. Cumming and Mr. Syden stricker were agreed last night in the hope that present indications may be interpreted to show the fatality rate now may be the lowest in recent his tory. Other factors, however, lent a graver aspect to the epidemic. Dr. Cumming said, which the future alone can decide. 1 THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C„ MONDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1928. DR. HUGH S. CUMMING __ The cases are piling up with the ad vent of colder weather, which could not be considered a hopeful sign. Already thpre are more cases recorded than in 1920 at a similar stage. The generally accepted theory. Dr. Cumming pointed out, is that the dis ease is transmitted through respiratory organs, or that it may also be carried in food, and spread through the in testinal tract. Efforts have been made to effect cures Florida and Cuba Feb. 16-27,1929 An Elrven-Bar All-Expense Person ally Conducted Tour—via Southern Railway. F. E. C. Hr., P. A O. S.S. Co. All-room deeping ears, dining rar; best hotels with private baths. For Information and booklet de scribing this attractive tour, address NEWMAN TRAVEL TOURS, EDINBURG, VA. or S. E. Burgess. I)PA., Southern Ry„ 1510 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C. Tel. Main 1165-1460 of influenza-pneumonia by making serum from convalescent patients, and injecting it into persons ill with the disease, but the results. Dr. Cumming said, were not considered successful. Deaths from epidemics have been generally known as caused from Influ enza. but the final disease in the ma jority of cases, developing from the in fluenza, has been pneumonia, records show. Although science has developed no "specific” cure for influenza. Dr. Cum ming said, there were many things the IHANAK7 1 MX On the campus... along the great streets of finance . . . well shod feet reveal Hanan as the unanimous choice . . . For Hanan Shoes surpass not only in appear- I — — ance hut in service. i | The Heciit c 3 F St. at 7th public could do to help keep well. Briefly, his recommendations are: “Keep away from crowded rooms and persons known to have influenza. Keep the intestinal tract open and in good shape. Wear sufficiently warm clothes to keep yourself comfortable. Get plenty of fresh air. but fresh air doesn't mean you should get cold. Be com fortable; wear enough clothes. Don't become overfatigued. Do everything you can to keep bodily resistance high. 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