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DANIELS GETTING ALONG FINE
WITH MUNITIONS MAKERS
Washington, March 31. Sec'y
Daniels accomplished -wonders with
the munition makers. It might be
premature to say he has them eat
ing out of his hand, but it is worth
noting that he is dictating the terms
on which they take the government
contracts, and the terms are fair.
The agreement of the copper pro
ducers to furnish copper to the gov
ernment at about half the current
rate is typical. It is expected daily
that announcement will be made that
the producers of iron and steel pro
ducts will come through with a sim
Barney Baruch, as a member of
the national council of defense, is
handling the matter, and, in spite of
his role in the "leak" exposure, Bar
ney deserves great credit for what he
has occomplished with the big cor
porations who control the materials
needed for the-construction of bat
tleships, munitions and other war
It is the idea of Sec'y Daniels to
buy the raw materials at a price
based on the average of the price cal
culated for a period of the last ten
years. Then he is prepared to award
the contracts on the basis of a 10 per
cent profit and to divide the work
among the firms who can push the
work most rapidly. He will pay pre
miums for speed and overtime.
The government Is concentrating
on the construction of the small craft
needed for patrol duty. Firms are
taking orders for -these submarine
chasers on the basis of "as many as
they can produce in the next six to
nine months." The more the firm
produces the more money they will
make. Big business in this instance is in
spired in part by patriotism and in
part by the knowledge that Sec'y
Daniels intended to take over-private
shipyards and commandeer all raw
materials rather than submit to ex
tortion at the hands of the big' pri
A Mrs. Stella Newton was found
not guilty in Denver of murderuTg
her husband, though she admitted
she shot him.
Where did they get that jury? Inj
Embargo on telephone service is
threatened for the whole country.
That ought to peeve a lot of peo
ple who are on party lines and have
nothin' to do .but listen to their
A youngster fainted in Judge
Thompson's court when asked to
testify in his parents' divorce suit.
If s a dirty trick to try to make a
child choose between his mother and
Wilson's daughters, Margaret and
Mrs. Francis B. Sayre, delivered a
resolution' to him, signed by nine
girls' colleges, pledging their support.
The old saying, "like father, like
son," will now change, daughter tak
ing the place of son.
You may not be able to recognize
the young lady you met at the bath
ing beach last summer.
City council has put the kibosh on
white and flesh-colored bathing
suits and laid down the law of length,
both ways from the waist.
ChicagoVpopulatibn shows a gain
of 100,000 in the past six months.
Some lines of business are doing
nicely, thank you.
The moving men will beat us all to
it reaping their harvest.
They'll do it about May 1 Moving
MONTGOMERY WARD AUTO I
, KILLS GIRL.
Erma Zerbin little daughter of a
widow living at 2048 Bingham, was
killed beneath wheels of Montgomery
Ward Co. auto truck in front of 260S
Armitage. Erma and playmate were