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SYSTEM FORESEEN Dern Announces Plans to Spend $8,000,000,000 on Improvements. Br the Associated Press. Picturing a United States with "the most magnificent system of improved inland waterways in the world," Sec retary Dern announced yesterday that the Army Engineer Corps is spending $343,274,000 on them and has plans to spend (8,000,000,000 more if ap proved. A descriptive travelogue of the Improvements was given in Dern's annual report on civil activities of the Engineers. He reviewed projects which he said would provide a Nation-wide network of waterways employing thousands, help business recovery and make cheaper transportation possible. The •343,274,000, he said, is being spent on 126 projects. An actual expenditure of $153,149, 798 on river improvement work was reported for the 1934 fiscal year. The department has studies, Dern added, providing for 1,600 other proj ects to cost $8,000,000,000 If and when mpproved. The work, he said, also means navi fation and flood control improve ments "which will be of continuing benefit to the economic life of the Nation." He said the funds expended in 1934 provided employment for 76,623 per sons directly and over 200,000 indi rectly. Among the $8,000,000,000 in projects proposed for future work Dern in cluded the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Waterway. Great Falls Grange to Meet. FORESTVILLE, Va., December 19 (Special).—Great Falls Grange will meet tonight in the Grange Hall, with members bringing food to be placed in the Christmas baskets to be distributed in the neighborhood. May Be Freed WIFE MURDERER HOPES FOR CHRISTMAS PARDON. JACOB NESBITT, Who was sentenced to life impris onment for the "bathtub murder" of his young college girl wiie In Troy, Ohio, in February, 1921S, may win a Christmas pardon from Gov. George White, who is known to be studying the case. Nesbitt has been a trusty lately, driving the car of State Welfare Director John McSweeney. —A. P. Photo. Reich Sells Mouth Organs. More than 15,000.000 mouth organs were exported from Germany in the last year. )tMtf FldMWfr I INSTANT MOTOR f TART# I Π MOTOR OIL JUttl 1AYERSON OIL WORKSl COLUMBIA Sa 28 I 1 DELIVERED FOR CHRISTMAS BUY A WASHER FOR CHRISTMAS—SEE THE LARGE DISPLAY IN OUR HOUSEHOLD DEPARTMENT Arthur Jordm mxo £0>ΓΡΛΛ Υ 1139» G Street ~ Cor. Bî N.W. ARTHUR JORDAN PIANO CO. Marvelous Christmas Gifts to the Family A fine piano for the family—lasts a lifetime MASON & HAMLIN CHICKERING CABLE & SON'S SCHUBERT and other fine pianos IS ALL YOU NEED * I WEEKLY PAYS Think of purchasing a fine, brand-new Grand, Fprlght or Player it only W down and 91 a wwk, pin· m email carrying charge. None higher— 70a mar pay more If yon wish. Tour old piano, radio or phonograph will b· accepted in trade at m liberal allowance. Several Attractive Used Grand Pianos MASON & HAMLIN CHICKERING STEINWAY and other makes on sale ARTHim JORDW JPIASO company 1239-G Street ~ Cor. 13 ~ N.W., MA© DC-MADID Famous "Magic Maid" Electric Mixer You'd usually pay Î22.50 for . • comparable Quality mixer ^ ^ _ elae where ! The "Mafic ^ Λ Γ Maid" mtxe». whips. beats. ■ V# 1 stirs, mashes and extracts. ■ Has detachable. 3-»Deed ■ W ■ _____ motor. Complete with larte ■ m M and amall green bowls, drink | mixer and julca extractor. A Practical Gift That Will Save "Her" Tim*, Energy and Money! Men's Finely Tailored Wool Flannel ROBES Mocha Gloves Coat Sweaters Button too ityl· «lovu of flr.f lm rirted c c η u 1 η β nblin Black head Mocha leath er. Embroidered back·. 6. it ι 8 to lO'-i. Nicely tailored with firm spring needle stitch that actually makes the sweater lold its shape. Many color·. Sizes 31 to 48. Pine twill weaves with S roomy pockets. Many col ors with contrasting color trim Irom which to choose. Heavy sash with fringed ends. Also heavy beacon cloth robes in attrac tive check designs. Small, medium and large sizes. : "Limited Lots"—Still Available! "ELGIN" BICYCLES Unusual Values for All the Family £ 2 "Red Bird" at : . . $22.95 À 2 Famous "Oriole" . . -$26.95 • ! 6 "Swallow" 28 in. . . $24.95 I "Swallow" 26 in. . . $22.95 I "Falcon" at only . . $39.50 j 2 "Falcon De Luxe" . . $39.95 : 2 "Silver Eagle" . . . $44.50 Easy Terms Arranged on Purchases of 520 or Morel ★ 6-Piece Burnt Antique Brass Fireside Ensemble Complete Dress up your fireplace for Christmas with this beau tiful β-piece set. Consists of andirons, poker, ahovel, brush, stand, 3 - panel screen with fine mesh wire panels. Made of burnt antique brass In square, hammered metal design. New! The new wool inl flUlnc I* 99.β* as warm as Alaskan Seal tut and at fluffy as a feather. Will fit single or doubla bed and will civ· 7«ri of satisfactory service. Many attractive destins and colors. Packed in lorelr (lft box. Comforters 3.98 . EACH 72x84 Inch Plaid Blankets Be prepared when tbe weather calls lor an extra blanket. Made of 5% wool yarns added to cotton. Bright, clear - color · block plaid desicns In assorted _ colors Warm and w Ε Π serviceable with f ,J7 sateen-bcund M _ ■diss. PAIR.... """ CHRISTMAS «ξ TREE SALE! Site 3Vi ft. to S ft. Christmas Trees. 49c Size SVi ft. and 6 it. Christmas Trees. 75c Site 6/2 ft. to 7 ft. Christmas Trees. 98c Natural Holly Wreaths 10c toi 00 Wriithi on deor» »nd wlndowi civ* cheerr ChrUtmu *rpe»r ancc. Beautiful Live Poinsettias Τ h · ChrUtmas plant! 4 blooms, decorated with Japanese mata and holly. In handaome potl Large Sprigs of Mistletoe Don't f ο r « « t the mlatletoe! You'll certainly want to catch her under It. 10 De Luxe Chromium-Plated URN SETS 14£ Nine -cup capacity urn type percolator, with cold water type element, percolates al most Immediately. Set consists of urn, tray, sugar and creamer. Elght-ln-one fuse pro tects element. For any 110-120 volt current. tes OOKS Polly» New Friend High School Lett End Peggy Stewart mt Home Secret Flight Dorothy Dix Seriee 'And Many Othmra FREE Parking Open Every Night Until 9:30 P.M. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. THE PRACTICAL GIFT STORE 911 Bladensbure Road, N.E. "Mazda" Tree Lights Eight socket electric eauipped with trl Îilui so that other iehts can be at tached. Complete with eight "Max da" electric bulba. lltht outfit 69c New Chenille Wreaths Electric llcht Chenille *tar or can dles mounted in center of wreath. lnterwound with Κ M ■old tlnael cord. Β (" 11V» lnchea In dl- M w» ameter. Christmas Tree Decorations 2 for 5c 3 for 10c 5c Each 2 for 15c Christmas tree balls and decorations. Many sizes, shapes and colors Tinsel, snow and other decorations proportionately low priced. Heavy Steel Tree Stand Green enameled itand with watering pan to keep your tree fresh. Tripod style that cannot up aet when placed properly. eauipped Streamlined Dump TRUCKS Heavy steel chassis and body with streamlined front fenders. Lever release dump body. Compl e t e with soiid rubber tire» - _ — and electric head- ■ Γ lights. M w enders. Lev 59 Sewing Machines Look Mother. It really sews' Made of green enameled steel with drop foot thread tension and heavy fly wheel. Soon she'll be afrte to make her dresses. 1= REAL HAIR DOLL Κ lovely doll with pit tails atreamini down her back. She toes to sleep and has mov able arms and lees. 18 ins. taU. Doll Carriage This cute doll carriage has sturdy fiber body ^ with ateel braces. ^ Ole Wire wheels with I ·7θ sol:<i rubber tlrei. I Reclining back I ^^mmm •trie. ■ Limited Quantity Great Fun With a Movie PROJECTOR Movies are always a keen eource of entertainment for the children, and also tor grown-ups! This projector is sturdily constructed and uses r»rular non-lrflammabl· 'β MM 111ms. Operates on 110 volt. 60 cycle AC current. Tubular Steel Frame Velocipede Every bo τ wants one! ThU oil· hts nickel-plated htn dle btri with bill bearina front wheel. Vtry sturdily constructed. Adtustible seat. Hard rubber tire» with 8-inch plain bearlnt rear wheels: enameled red or areen finish. Sturdy 6-Wheel Truck Wagon Has removable tides with stake body that can be uied as a ret ular coaster «aeon. Six double-faced, steel, roller - bearlnt wheels. Hardwood body. Steel frame. Little Piano NIc· mello tone. Wood keys painted to loot j η a t like natura sharps and flats. In struction book In· eludtd. Punching Bag With sturdily eon atructed plat form. Bat It made of Imitation leather and will take plenty ol punishment. Ouija Board A η t w e r a question» concerning η a » t. present and future. Made of selected plywood with natu ral varniah finish. Cartoon CHARACTERS. in natnral cal Orphan Annie, ye. Fir· Chief, and' other·.