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Representative Says Socie
xties Should Restrict Legis lative Activities. Patriotic societies nullify their own Usefulness when they attempt to in fluence legislation on subjects entirely foreign to their particular fields, Rep resentative Royal C. Johnson tpf South Dakota, declared last night at the an nual banquet and ladies’ night of the District of Columbia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, held in the Mayflower Hotel. The speaker stressed the importance of the work being done by the various patriotic societies and the wide influence they can exert so long as they limit themselves strictly to the objects for which they were formed. He added that, had the great number Of patriotic societies of today existed in 1916, we might either have kept out of the World War altogether, or gone into it with an Army and Navy twice as large as was the case, insuring a quick triumph. President Robert C. Tracy presided and introduced representatives of other organizations who presented greetings, these Included. Miss Helen Harman, State regent, District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution; Mrs. Noble New port Potts, president of the National patriotic Council; Mrs. Samuel Shaw Arentz, president of the National So ciety of the Children of the American Revolution; Mrs. David D. Caldwell, vice president general of the Daughters of the American Revolution; John B. Gorden, chairman of the Standing Com mittee of the Washington Society of Alexandria; Dr. Mark F. Finley, vice president general of the National So ciety of the Sons of the American Revo lution, and Mrs. Lowell Fletcher Hobart, president general of the National So ciety of the Daughters of the American Revolution. SCRIBES STAY ON JOB IN NEWSPAPER FIRE Kansas City Plant Is Damaged. A. P. Offices Threatened. WDAP Studio Burns. By the Associated Press. KANSAS CITY, January 21.—Fire originating In the library of the Kansas City Star did damage estimated by officials of the newspaper at $35,000 late yesterday and for a time threaten ed the southwest division headquarters of the Associated Press. The flames, of undetermined origin, twept through a portion of the library and burned one of the broadcasting atudios of WDAF. the Star's radio sta tion, from which musicians had fled a few minutes earlier. The fire was confined to the third floor of The Star Building. Old files and books burned or water soaked, constituted the chief loss to the Star. The major portion of the library escaped the flames. Smoked-fllled the Associated Press office. The Are was stopped at the partition separating the office from the library and radio de partments. It was only for a few minutes that Associated Press operations -were in terrupted. In the Winding smoke, news was kept flowing on the wire. No editions were missed by the Star, and WDAP did not go off the air. MEDICAL DIVISION HEAD OF AIR CORPS RESIGNS Dr. Harold J. Cooper Quits Post With Army and Is Succeeded by B. P. Longa ere. Dr. Harold J. Cooper has resigned as medical director of the Commerce De partment’s aeronautics branch, and has been succeeded by Dr. R. F. Long acre. former assistant chief of the Medical Division, Army Air Corps, it was announced yesterday. All of Dr. Longacre's military service has been as a medical officer in aviation activities. In December, 1924, he went to the Philippines to become post sur geon at Nichols Field, Manila. He re turned to the United States in 1927 to become post surgeon at Bolling Field. While serving at this post he was appointed in 1928 to become assistant chief of the Air Corps' Medical Di vision, with headquarters here. Dr. Cooper has accepted a position as director of medical activities for a large commercial organization. Vesuvius Display Without Lights Stumps Scientists Lack of Usual Glow in Crater at Night Starts Inquiry. * By the Associated Press. NAPLES, Italy, January 21.—An cient Vesuvius presented a new problem | to scientists today after fresh growlings and explosions last night. The problem is, Why has Vesuvius’ light gone out? No one was hurt by last night’s dem onstration, which consisted of a light earthquake shock and loud explosive noises and rumblings underground. As soon as the explosions ceased the crater, which always has been aglow at night by internal fires, had become cold dark, and remained that way. Scien tists today began an investigation to determine why. An observatory, a military police bar racks, a convent, a railroad and a hotel on the volcano's side “danced,” reports said, during the disturbance, but re mained upright. Their quajeeproof construction saved them, observers said. The motion of the movement was per pendicular and they were actually lifted up and set down again. Many of the accupants were asleep at the time, but they vacated the buildings after ward and huddled on the mountain, wondering what the raspy old hill would do next. Attendants at the observatory worked through the night, but learned little except that the epicenter of the quake was within or under the mountain and it apparently affected only a small area. The rumblings continued two hours. BLANTON DEMANDS I 1 . I Asks House Conferees to In sist on Fund Which Sen ate Cut to $50,000. Demand upon the House conferees on the deficiency appropriation bill that they insist on retaining in the bill the $250,000 item which the House approved for the George Washington Bicenten nial Commission and which the Senate has reduced by $50,000, was made in the House yesterday by Representative Thomas L. Blanton, Democrat, of Texas The House had previously trimmed $177,000 from the budget estimates for the Bicentennial Commission. Representative Blanton reminded his j colleagues that Representative Bloom had “very ably defended an item in this deficiency bill on the floor of the House against all assaults. This w'ent to the Senate,” he explained, “and they did a very unusual thing, something I have never known them to do before—they reduced the amount of this appropria tion.” As the House overwhelmingly supported Mr. Bloom, the Texan asked Chairman Byrns of the House Appro priations .Committee what the attitude of'the House conferees would be. Chairman Byrns replied that "the at titude of the conferees would be to sustain the action of the House in appropriating the $250,000, I can assure you.” He said “that the conferees will do all they can to sustain what they believe to be the sentiment of the House with reference to this and all other amendments.” EGSCHAFER COt Improved MERION Gas Water Heaters on Display Here 4100 Georgia Ave. AD, 0145 USE 3 TIMES stop coins Join the thousands who prevent infection! through the note from dust, which cause colds, tinut trouble, catarrh, coughs, by using Kondon's Jelly three times a day. This simple practice will give you a healthy IS »OUICK RELIEF ■ FOR NOSE, HEAD AND THROAT ■ LANSBURGH'S 7th, 8th and E Sts.—NAtional 9800 Special Purchase Just Arrived! Shiny Straws Are Making a Fashion Hit! Everyone is wearing them right now with fur coats! These trimmed in quills, ribbons and orna ments are wonderful values! $lack, brown, green, red, tile and Nassau bhie; 22 to 23 inch headsizes! LANSBURGH’S Friday CJ A Sell Out Last Friday Reordered in / Time for An other Stirring Sale Tomorrow! I Hooverettes and Daytime Frocks They're Exceptionally Well Made— They're Color E'ast and Properly Sized, Yet They're Priced Only Another lot, just as good as the ones that created such a sensation last Friday! Lovely printed per cales and fine quality broadcloth dresses. Hoover ettes, small, medium and large sizes, in gay prints trimmed with ruffles of organdy or contrasting bias bands. Dresses in sizes 16 to 46, 48 to 52! Mail and ’Phone Orders to Jane Stuart— NAtional 9800 DAYTIME FROCKS—THIRD FLOOR To Be Cleared Tomorrow Regardless of Their Original Prices Better Dresses, $18 Originally $25.00, $29.50, $39.50 Perhaps the very dress you saw and admired just a week ago is in this lot! Afternoon, evening, and street models, in sheer wool, velvet, canton crepe and georgette. Desirable shades, including black; broken sizes 14 to 44. BETTER DRESSES—SECOND FLOOR. Get in on This Value! Steel Hampers Special 94c Regularly you'd pay $1.25! Welded con struction for long wear. Ivory, green, blue, orchid. Window Ventilators, 3 for $1 Admit Fresh Air—Prevent Drafts Cloth filled, metal frame, 11 inches high, extends from 19 to 37 inches. Usually 39c each! Oversink Cabinets, reg. $1.25 ... 94c Therapeutic Lamps, reg. $1.95..$1.69 10-in. Fry Pans, reg. 49c.44c Garbage Cans, reg. $1.25.94c HOUSEWARES—SIXTH FLOOR Even Restful Sleep Costs Less Now—Here Are Simmons Beds With Spring and Mattress You'll sleep better in a Simmons bed, on a Simmons or Rome guaran teed, double-decker coil spring, and a four-row Imperial edge layer felt mattress! Four styles of beds! Single, twin, and double. BEDWEAR—THIRD FLOOR. 593 Pairs of $1.19 and $1.35 Silk Stockings qcc Sheer chiffons or fine mesh stockings. Full-fashioned; all silk; picot tops. The range of sizes and colors is slightly broken. HOSIERY—STREET FLOOR More Than 3,000 Yards—Every Yard Lansburgh Quality—150 Prints and Colors Special! Plain and Printed Silk Crepes It isn’t merely the price that makes these silks so remarkable . . . it’s the splendid quality (for they must live up to the fine tradition of our silk department)! Excit ing new prints and vibrant or conservative plain colors. SILKS—THIRD FLOOR Colonial Bedspreads Low Priced! THESE ATTRACTIVE BEDSPREADS are shown in rose, blue, gold, green and helio. Size 80x105. fijfl ^1Q Excellent values! .. THIRD FLOOR Bargains in Misses’ and Women’s Sportswear! (100) SPORTS DRESSES and 3-piece Suits. Rlack, navy, brown, green and red. Sizes 14 to 20; 36 to 42. <£*> OQ Greatly reduced! .. 'P0*0' SECOND FLOOR Novelty Items in Stationery Department! 0 ASH TRAYS, CIGARETTE ROXES, DENCIL BOXES, PAPER CLIP BOXES, place card holders, folios of note paper, bridge tally sets, book ends and many other novelty items, Friday... BRUSH SETS, calendar pads, Chinese brass bowls, boxed stationery, lamps, cash boxes, folios of paper, bridge tally sets and novelty bridge boxes, Friday. STREET FLOOR Women’s Gloves Priced Unusually Low! (194 PRS.) WOMEN’S PULL-ON GLOVES in lamb skin or suede. Mostly tans and beaver shades. Slightly soiled from handling. Were 5£ 81-00 STREET FLOOR A Marvelous Sale of Hats! (200) FELT HATS in many attractive styles. Black, brown, navy, tile and green. Originally fo3ra.nd.$5'.NOW.2 81*00 SECOND FLOOR Buy Linens and Domestics at Great Savings! (300) LINEN DAMASK TABLECLOTHS; silver bleached; hemstitched hems. Sizes 54x70 and 60x80. Were $1.95 and $2.50. Now— $1.50 and $1.95 (200) TABLE PADS of heavy stitched muslin; pure cotton filler. Sizes 54x72 and 54x81. Were $2.25 and $2.50. Now— $1.69 and $1.89 (300) BELFAST PILLOW CASES of fine closely woven muslin. Size 42x36. $1.00 (700) FORT MILL SHEETS of a fine quality muslin; neatly hefimed. Size 81x 69c THIRD FLOOR Marvelous Bargains! RADIOS Complete With Tubes 2 KENNEDY 8 -T U B E SCREEN -GRID RADIOS, with phonograph combination; walnut veneer con $89.'so' ..ori*ina".y. $49.50 1 RCA RADIOLA 33, 7-tube direct current set; 100B speaker; table $m59d5o:..0.r:iina"! $34.50 1 RCA RADIOLA 33, 7 tube direct current mso ..ori*iaa,ly $49.50 2 COLONIAL RADIOS, 7 tube triple-screen grid; dynamic speaker; in handsome highboy console; origi- tfjOQ 75 $5 Down~Balance month|y w p 1 u s a small carrying charge. RADIO SALON FOURTH FLOOR Men’s Wear In an Old Fashion Clean Up Sale 210 Cocoon Broadcloth Shirts, white, nelfeband only, 13%, 14%, 15, 15%, 16, 16%; Q originally $1.95. Jr 19 Daffodil Radium Silk . ^ Shirts, white, colors, 14, 14%, $ | *95 15, 15%, 16; originally $3.95, X 50 Pairs Lined Gloves; tan . ^ cape and grey suede; sizes 8 JS | *15 to 9%; originally $1.95. Pr.... X 21 Union Suits, B. V. D.’s, and Broadcloth, soiled, 34, 36, 40; were $1. 26 Pairs Silk Pajamas, coat . style; plain colors; all sizes; Jh^.95 were $4.95. w 122 Fancy Shorts, of broad- _ w - cloth; sizes 30 to 40; originally ' X 55c .... . . ^ 297 Shirts, striped and plain, ^ r~\ collar attached, 13% to 17; / v were $1.15 and $1.35. • 80 Rayon Union Suits, white, sizes 36, 40, 42, 44, 46, some soiled; were $1.19 and $1.55 . . | yC 93 Fine Ties, in red, brown neat figures; originally 69c to $i.oo..jyc 69 Dress Shirts, starched bosom and pleated bosom style, sizes 13% to 16%. jfi 1 .79 Were $2.50 to $3.50. ^ X* 1 ^ 183 Unlined Dress Gloves, capeskin, in light or dark tan and black; were $1.95 and "1 7Q $2.45. Small sizes. ^ X * 10 Winter Union Suits, sizes 36, 38, 44 and 46; originally AQr* $1.35 and $1.65. 147 Plain Colored Rayon Hose, in black, blue, red and green, sizes 10 V2 to IIV2; were "1 Q/> 27c .. . -L 56 Broadcloth Pajamas, plain or fancy colors, slightly muss- ZZ ed; originally $1.39 and $1.55, —7 V** Demi Bosom Shirts in plain colors, collar attached and neck- /"v band styles; sizes 14 to 16; W SP were $2.50. 3 Smoking Jackets, all wool with plaid collars and cuffs, ^ sizes 36, 38 and 44; were $ C.95 $9.85.. . 63 Paris Rayon Hose, lisle tops, toes and heels; sizes 10 to 1 11; were 29c pr. i-VL 18 Boxes Men’s Initial Hand kerchiefs, 3 in a box; colored 7 VfC* borders; were 69c box. yy w 9 Slip-Over Sweaters, plain m colors; sizes 36 to 46; were Ip I ♦T’y $2.95. A 104 Lansbrook Shirts, fine white broadcloth; collar at tached, neckband, 14 to 17; 4* \ 7Q were $1.95 and $2.50. ^ X * 99 Part-Wool Union Suits; ^ ^ short and long sleeves; 40 to Ip | y 46; were $1.95. 13 Flannelette Pajamas, but ton coat style; originally Q $1.65. ” Jt 112 White Broadcloth Shirts, ^ ^ - collar attached, neckband, Zp I *1J 14 to 17; originally $1.65. . . ■*" 17 Wool Vests, sizes 36, 38, , 40, 42, 44 and 46; originally $ | *49 $1.95 and $2.45. ^ -* 49 Fancy and plain colored . Wool Hose, sizes 10 to 11 Vi; were 50c. ^7 -7v 47 Rayon Mufflers, in white, tan and grey; originally 69c.. vJ 8 Smoking Jackets, braid . trimmed, sizes 38, 40, 42, and $ ^*65 44; originally $4.95. -J 4 Plain Colored Terry Cloth . Robes, all sizes; originally Jh^.95 $4.95.*_ ^ L) 77 Union Suits,•ribbed cloth, . sizes 36 to 44; originally QCp $1.39. . y Jt 12 Blanket Robes, full cut, ^ ~ sizes medium and large; were 3) "I *95 $3.95 and $4.95. 16 “Carter’s” Wool Mixed ^ Union Suits, regular and short Ip | y sizes—44, 46, 48; were $2.50, A 5 Rayon Brocaded Robes, Q ^ small size; were $4.95. ^ JL 95 Athletic Union Suits, “Fruit of the Loom,” closed 7Qp crotch, sizes 36 to 50; were $1, f y V MEN’S WEAR SHOP—STREET FLOOR.