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Representative Carpenter
Flooded With Plans for
A mass of suggestions for improving
District traffic conditions is being
sifted by Representative Carpenter of
Kansas, cnairman of the subcom
mittee on streets and traffic of the
House District Committee, while he
Waits an opportunity to study condi
tions first hand.
The letters contain suggestions for
everything from another traffic light
•t the writer's home corner to uni
versal inspection for passenger cffiS,
as well as trucks and taxis, from
abolishing ticket “fixing” to subter
ranean garages to eliminate con
gested parking conditions.
Carpenter explained that many of
the suggestions are constructive and
will be investigated thoroughly, but
only those designed to increase safety
and reduce fatalities and accidents
Will be acted upon.
Four Proposals by Hedge.
Four proposals by Edwin S. Hedge,
president of the Chevy Chase Citi
zens’ Association and a member of
the District Traffic Advisory Com
mittee, were to eliminate deliveries
by trucks during the rush hours; to
increase police personnel; to require
busses and trucks to travel as close
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In the middle of the street, and to
emphasize on drivers the importance
of relative speed.
A speed of 10 miles an hour may
be as dangerous in some zones as 40
miles an hour in others, the test
being the driver's ability to stop
Within a limit determined by his
tange of vision, Hedge wrote.
One District resident, who had
written to every one he believed might
be concerned, including President
Roosevelt, in his efforts to have a
traffic light installed at Mount
Pleasant and Irving streets, asked
Carpenter to investigate conditions
at that intersection.
Another communication, anonymous
but containing a detailed map of the
Columbia and Ontario roads area,
showed how a few well-placed “no
parking-from-here-to-comer” signs
would reduce traffic hazards by in
creasing motorists’ range of vision.
One woman pleaded:
“Please have some signal lights
that will allow the pedestrian to cross
the street before all the cars in God’s
Kingdom get by."
High Garage Cost Denied.
Two garage owners wrote they un
derstood the subcommittee intended
Investigating the high cost of garage
space in the District, and advised
Carpenter “there was nothing to it.”
One deplored the recent resignation
of Assistant Secretary of the Treas
ury Coolidge on the ground that he
would now have to find a new tenant
for his garage.
One writer went so far as to sug
gest elimination of all day parking on
6treets or parking lots in the down
town district.
Carpenter said his committee prob
ably will get out to conduct a survey
the latter part of this week, and will
make several trips. Meanwhile, the
members are making notes of condi
tions during their daily trips around
the city.
Budget Bureau Gives D. C. Board
A viuua<iivu ov k/^viiavt
The Budget Bureau yesterday noti
fied the Commissioners it had no objec
tion to their sponsoring a bill to pro
vide for establishment of a Magris
trates Court system here.
The Commissioners promptly will
send the proposed bill to Congress.
It proposes appointment by the Pres
ident, with consent of the Senate, of
four magistrates and several alter
nates, who would hold court on cer
tain minor cases at police precinct
stations. The magistrates would be
paid $1,000 a year.
The move, sponsored by Corpora
tion Counsel E. Barrett Prettyman
and the Commissioners, is designed
to reduce the great mass of minor
cases now congesting the Police Court
The proposed bill had to be sub
mitted to the Budget Bureau first be
cause it Involved an appropriation,
but would have gone there anyway
under the new Budget Bureau "gag
rule” to ascertain whether it was in
conflict with the policies of the
BUENOS AIRES, January 28 (/P).—
Argentina and Bolivia signed a treaty
yesterday designed to prevent fron
tier Incidents.
Minor ones had arisen recently be
cause the frontier between the two
countries is indefinite and the Argen
tine Congress has not ratified a boun
dary treaty before it
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Tl leer Mountain
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$11.00 Cincinnati-Detroit
$11.10 Indianapolis
$10.00 Ckicafo
Atlantic City
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District 1424.
Designed to Teach
Game of “Monopoly” Was First Known
as “Landlord’s Game.”
Mrs. Elizabeth Magie Phillips. Clarendon, Va., and the “monopoly”
game she patented in 1904. To her left is the miniature model, to the right
the new "landlord's game” she is now perfecting. —Star Staff Photo.
ERY likely your grandma and
grandpa played Monopoly.
Why not?
It Isn't new. Truth to tell,
Mrs. Elizabeth Magie Phillips, 2309
North Curtis road, Clarendon, Va.,
then Lizzie J. Magie of Brentwood.
Md., took out a patent on the game
on January 5, 1904—a good three
decades ago!
Except that it was called “The
Landlord Game,” at the time (and
also 20 years later, when Mrs. Phil
lips improved the game somewhat
and took out a second patent on it),
you might notice little difference in
tne 1904 version ana me one you uieu
to buy this week.
According to the specifications of
the earliest patent, "the object of
the game is to obtain as much wealth,
i or money as possible, the player hav
: ing the greatest amount of wealth at
i the end of the game, after a certain
| predetermined number of circuits of
the board have been made, being the
Method of Teaching.
This innocent statement of the pur
poses of the game was somewhat of
a subtle blind for putting atross ideas
then stirring the mind of Mrs. Phil
✓ 4
Hogsheads of leaf tobacco^
"ageing" for two years in
storage warehouses.
FIRST — ripened in the sunshine...
and picked leaf by leaf from the right
part of the stalk when fully ripe.
THEN — each day’s picking cured
right by the farmer ... at the right
time and in the right way ... no
“splotching” or brittleness, but every
leaf of good color and flavor.
FINALLY — bought in the open
market...re-dried for storage...then
packed in wooden hogsheads to age
and mellow for two years or more un
til free from harshness and bitterness.
That's what we mean hy mild, ripe
tobacco. And that's the kind of to
bacco we use to give Chesterfields
their milder, better taste.
lips., For, as well as a game to amuse
it was one to teach.
A follower of the principles of the
famous "single taxer" of the nine
teenth century, she still holds the
Henry George School of Social Science
classes in her home. Thirty-two years
ago. she created "The Landlord's
Game" as a means of spreading in
terest in George’s system of taxation.
The game, as now called "Monopoly,”
still smacks of the Geoigian principles.
As first devised, the game didn’t
catch hold. Four times Mrs. Phillips
improved and patented new, similar
ones. The latest, of September 23,
1924, comes out pretty boldly in its
“The object of this game,” it states,
"is not only to afford amusement to
players, but to Illustrate to them how,
under the present or prevailing sys
tem of land tenure, the landlord has
an advantage over other enterprisers,
and also how the single tax would dis
courage speculation.”
The winner is, in tilts newer game
with the same title of “The Landlord's
Game,” the one who first accumulates
$3,000. It had become more blunt,
less leisurely, in the 20 years of fts
Engineer Popularizes Game.
Even this game, however, did not
get the popular hold it has today. It
took Charles B. Darrow, a Philadel
jjiim wnu iciucvcu urc gamt:
from the oblivion of the Patent Office
and dressed it up a bit, to get it going,
l ast August a large firm manufactur
ing games took over his improvements.
In November Mrs. Phillips sold the
company her patent rights.
It went over with a bang.
But not for Mrs. Phillips. It is
understood she received $500 for her
patent and she gets no royalties.
Probably, if one counts lawyer’s, print
er’s and Patent Office fees used up in
developing it. the game has cost her
more than she made from it. How
ever, if the subtle propaganda for the
Night Coughs
You can have rest tonight.
Coughs caused from colds need
not disturb you and members of
your family. Hall's Expectorant,
a pleasant,soothing syrup,quickly
relieves irritated membranes and
tickling, helps expel mucus, and
warms throat and chest. Makes
you feel better right away. If
cough bothers tonight, take Hall’s
Expectorant. There’s nothing
like it. Sold by all druggists:
35c—60c—$1. (Advertisement.) I
single tax Idea works around to th
minds of the thousands who now shak
the dice and buy and sell over th
"Monopoly" board, she feels the whol
business will not have been in vain.
Although she has never playe
"Monopoly" as such, Mrs. Phillips he
a set for doing so, along with sets c
other games she has invented, in h<
living room. A card game, calle
"Mock Trial,” is one of her other cres
tions. At present, she is working oi
a new board game which she hop<
will prove as successful as th
astounding grandchild of her fin
game of finance and economics, "Th
Landlord's Game.”
University of Michigan Surve
Reveals Preference in “Boy
By the Associated Press.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., January 28.
"Intelligence" leads the qualities Un:
versity of Michigan coeds admire mot
in their "boy friends,” a campus sui
vey showed yesterday.
In the following order they liste
these attributes: Sense of humor, dt
pendability, sex appeal, gallantr;
neatness, good looks and sincerity.
A pipe is considered "romanti*
virile and collegiate.”
On the debit side of the ledger th
girls listed "mustaches, colored shirt
feathers in men's hats, white galoshc
and suede Jackets."
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s View of Making Further
e Purchases.
Purchase of a limited number of
second-hand street oars from other
r transportation companies, as a means
1 of early replacement of the oldest
r equipment in use here, is under study
' by the Capital Transit Co., it was re
vealed today.
The company has purchased one
r such car and is experimenting with it
to determine its possibilites, total
co6t* and sutability for use here, a
company official said.
The Public Utilities Commission
may be asked to authorize the pur
chase of as many as 20 used cars
* which are in good condit’on or which
1 can be placed in proper operating
" condition, if the experiment proves
satisfactory to the company. The
d study was started some time ago on
- the theory that reconditioned second
hand cars, much never than many
cars still in service here, would be
much better for the Washington serv
ice than equipment wnich should be
e retired.
i, The company is considering the plan
s as a means of saving much of the
I large cast it would have to meet if It
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purchased a large number of new
street cars, observers said. Other city
transportation companies have adopted
this plan on a large scale. It Is re
ported the New York City transporta
tion interests have bought in the last
two years about 200 used cars at low
cost, placing them in service after re
conditioning them. Reports here are
that they are giving good service.
The experimental car, purchased by
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for one-man operation. It was said
that if this and other one-man cars
were put into service they would re
place older one-man cars and not be
used to increase the number of one
man cars actually in service here.
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Poachers Raided.
Water police of Osaka. Japan, re
cently rounded up 36 ships in a raid
on poaching fishermen.
Listeners who did not hear th
American bioadcasts of King George'
funeral at daybreak today may he*
rebroadcasts from London on the!
short-wave sets during the aftemoo
and evening, as well as early tomorro'
According to a radiogram receive
by the Short Wave Institute of Amer
ica from the British Broadcastin
Corp., electrical transcriptions of tt
ceremonies will be broadcast on shoi
wave on the following schedule:
4 p.m. (Eastern standard time), GS1
9.51 megocycles, and GSC, 9.58 meg(
cycles (short-wave frequency>; 6;!
p.m., GSA, 605 megocycles, and GS(
9.58 megocycles; 10 p.m., GSL, 6..
megocycles, and GSC. 958 megocycle
j 4 a.m. (Wednesday), GSB, 9.51 megi
I cycles, and GSF, 15.14 megocycles.
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Picking leaf tobacco in the
“Bright" tobacco fields of
Virginia and the Carolinas.
Type of barn used for "flue
curing" leaf tobacco.

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