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A CRY
THROUGH
THE AIR
Did You Read
the First Instal
ment of
"MASTERS
OF THE SKY?
IN THE
GLOBE'S
RADIO
On Saturday
A complete synopsis in
to-morrow's issue of The
Globe will enable you to
take up the thread of
this absorbing serial.
Pictures, Stories,
Advice to Begin
ners, Articles for
the Advanced
Amateur
Programmes
and...
| A COMPLETE
r, ACCOUNT OF
(3 THE COMING
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400 Publishers and Advertis
ing Men Welcome Head of
Agency to New York.
[SECRETARY DAVIS SPEAKS
Tells Waldorf Gathering Time
Has Arrived to 'Break the
Buyers' Strike.'
four hundred publishers and adver
tising men attended a dinner at the
Waldorf last night given as a welcome
to William H. Rankin, head of the
Rankin Advertising Agency, as a com
pliment to hie establishment of a New
York .office of his firm. Mr. Rankin
has transferred his headquarters from
the West to this city.
The part played by advertising in
helping business revival throughout the
country was emphasized by many of the
speakers, several of whom were boy- j
hood friends of the guest and who have (
since risen to high official places In
the United States Government. James
J. Davis, Secretary of I.abor, who said
he knew "Bill" Rankin when he was
lighting lamps in the town of New
Albany, when the Secretary of l.abor
himself was working as a boy In the
steel mills, called upon the advertisers
to "break the buyers" strike" and to
teach the new meaning of ihe word
"work."
It is to the advertising men that we
must look for the spread of the new
vitalizing energy which Is all that we
need for the return of prosperity." he
said. "Already the fruits of your ef
forts are beginning to show here and
there In marked revivals."
Secretary 1)?tI? W?m?.
The l.abor Secretary warned employ
ers also against a too drastic shrinkaK*
in wag? scales, pointing out that the
buying power of the workers is too
often overlooked and when wages are
shrunk to a low level business is crip
pled in proportion.
Knocking the railroads. Mr. Davis
said, had become one of the chief in
door sports of America, but since he
had found that the freight on the half
a cantaloupe he consumed in one of
the New York hotels yesterday morn
ing was only two and three-quarter
cents and he was compelled to pay
sixty cents for the portion he concluded
that all the ills of the country were
not attributable to the transportation
companies.
Senator Walter E. Edge of New Jersey
criticized present conditions in Congress
and. referring to the bonus bill, declared
himself In favor of providing ex-soldiers
with a permanent Job rather than a tem
porary subsidy.
"The fundamental difficulty in Con
gress Is the unfortunate determination
that the Government investigate, regu
late and participate in practically every
business activity In the country," he
said. "I have become more and more
convinced that the main reason for the
present depression is the fear of t on
gesslonal activities.**
The bloc formations and the contem
i plated reservations to the treaties drawn
during the limitation conference were
also criticized by Senator Edge. "Con
gresa has become too Jealous of its own
prerogatives." he said, "and our posi
tion before the other nations of the world
HURLS LIGHTNING BOLTS
IN INDOOR THUNDERSTORM
Dr. Steinmetz Splinters Blocks as 1,000,000 Horse
Power Bolts Fill Schenectady Laboratory With Flashes
and Crashes?Only Clouds of Storm Are Lacking.
Schenectadt, March 2 (Associated
Press).?Schenectady has a modern
Jove who sits on his throne in a labora
: tory of the General Electric Company 1
and hurls thunderbolts at will. He is
j Dr. Charles P. Stelnmeta, electrical
wizard, who announced to-day he had
i succeeded In producing and controlling
I an indoor thunderstorm, with all the
characteristics of its natural brother ex
cept the thunder clouds.
At a demonstration of his "lightning
generator" a few days ago, the fa
miliar forked tongues flashed through
the laboratory with a deafening crash,
splintered a large block of wood, hurl
ing the fragments 25 feet, and ripped a
miniature tree from tip to base.
The bolt carried the energy of
1.000.000 horse power?about on? five
hundredth of <he energy of a natural
lightning bolt. Dr. Steinmetz estimates
?and lasted for the one hundred
thousandth of a second.
Dr. Steinmetz hopes his apparatus
will contribute largely to the develop
ment of lightning arresters, as it pro
vides au opportunity for the study at
close range of the phenomenon that
Benjamin Franklin began to investigate
years ago with his kite, string and key.
His experiments have convinced him
there is little likelihood of man's
realizing his dream of harnessing thun
derbolts and making them work. De
spite their tremendous energy, he says,
their life is so short thdt, harnessed,
they would be worth little.
"In our lightning generator.'' he said,
"we get a discharge of 10.000 amperes at
over 100,000 volts; that Is, a power of
over 1,000,000 horse power, lasting1 for a
hundred-thousandth part of a second.
This gives us the explosive, tearing and
shattering effect of real lightning, so
that, for instance, a piece of small trse
ex posed t o the discharge is mechan
ically torn to pieces. A piece of wir?
is becoming more and more difficult
i simply because of the continuous de
! mands on the part of the legislators to
rewrite every document that is presented
to that body."
For Farther Tax Revision.
Commenting on the bonus situation,
Senator Edge said: "My personal view
is that it is much more important to
provide ex-aoldiers with a permanent Job
than with a temporary subsidy. The so
lution of the bonus problem and business
generally demands a still further revi
sion of the tax system?a cutting down
of the surtaxes and in their place an
imposition of a general sales tax, a tax
that all can pay according to their means
and expenditures."
Joseph J. Appel of the Wanamaker
stores was the toastmaster. Frank A.
Munsey was chairman of the publishers'
committee and Russell R. Whitman,
publisher of the New York Commercial,
wm chairman of the speakers' com
mittee.
Mr. Rankin spoke of the value of ad
vertising and the recognition It has
gained as a power in the Improvement
and growth in every field of endeavor.
Other speakers were Representative
James W. Dunbar of Indiana and A. W.
Erickson of the Erickson Advertising
Agency. Among those at the speakers'
table were Scott Bone. Governor of
| Alaska; Courtland Smith, American
Press Association ; E. W. Preston of the
Boston Herald; E. J. Ridgway of The
New York Herald ; Joseph Mitchell
Chappell of Boston. Louis Wiley of the
New York Tiwxea. L. B. Palmer of ths
American Newspaper Publishers Asso
j Hatlon. Gordon Ramsay of Washington
and many other prominent newspaper
[ publishers and advertising men.
struck by the .flash vanishes In dust.
"The difference between lightning- en
ergy and ordinary electric current la
similar to that between a pound of dy
i namlte and a pint of gasoline. The pint
> of gasoline contains more energy and
I can do more work than the pound of
I dynamite, but the pint of gasoline gives
off its energy slowly at a moderate
rate of power, while the pound of dyna
mite gives off its energy explosively, all
at once, at an enormous rate of power,
and thereby locally tears and destroys.''
The inspiration to produce artificial
lightning oame to Dr. Steinmets two
years ago, when he arrived at his sum
mer camp on the Mohawk Klver to find
that the heavenly visitor had preceded
him by a few hours and left the camp
in sad disarray.
Dr. Steinmets said he could Cut loose
an artificial lightning bolt that would
do as much damage as did the one
which assailed his camp. But he is
content with producing one ftve-hun
dredth as much "kick." Producing the
larger bolt would Involve great ex
pense and the bolt would be too dan
gerous to observe at close quarters.
Dr. Steinmetz's generator consists es?
sentlally oi a 'high voltage condenser
in the form of 300 glass plates. These
are. arranged in two rows, in groups
of fifty, and are capable of holding
120,000 volts of electricity.
One end of the double row of con
densers corresponds to the thunder
cloud in the sky, in which an electric
current is gradually stored up and In
creased by the conglomeration of the
rain drops, as Dr. Steinmetz has shown.
The other end of the condenser plates
corresponds to the earth.
When the tension of the stored elec
tric energy becomes greater than the
generator will hold the discharge takes
place. The lightning flash is seen, the
thunder rolls?represented by a loud
snapping sound?and the bolt strikes.
PREMIER FACTA, NOVICE,
AT GENOA CONFERENCE
Unfamiliar With Foreign Af
fairs, but Must Attend.
Special Cable to Thb New York Hs*am>.
Copt/right, l?!t, by Tub New Vol a Hsati.o.
New Turk Herald Bureau, 1
Rome, March S. (
Premier Facta will represent Italy
at the Genoa conference. Because he
is frankly unfamiliar with foreign af
fairs, officials of the Italian Govern
ment desired Tomasso Tittoni for this
port, but the protocol of the convention
makes (he presence of Premiers at
Genoa obligatory.
.Signor Schanza. the new Foreign
iMinlster, returned to Kome from
Washington to-day and took the oath
of office. He undoubtedly will attempt
t> aharpe the Italian policy preparatory
for Genoa. The Italian semi-official
press agency announces that Premier
l olncare of France has asked through
Signor Schanser for a preliminary
meeting with Signor Facta, which will
occur in ten days. Lutgi Fulcl, a Dem
ocratic Deputy, has taken the Ministry
of Posts in place of Giovanni dl Ct
saro, who resigned as a protest against
tho practice of certain Ministers con
sulting the leader of the Catholic
party, although that group is not rep
resented In the Cabinet.
PASS DAYLIGHT SAVING ACT.
Philadi.rphia, March 2.?A daylight
raving ordinance, effective from the last
Sunday in April to tho last Sunday in
September, was passed unanimously by
City Council to-day and sent to Mayor
Moore for approval.
F I N - K E R R Y
?
/ r/5 DOUBTFUL IF ANY PARTICULAR STYLE
OF LIGHT- WEIGHT OVERCOA T EVER EXER
CISED AS PRACTICAL AND PLEASANT A
SWAY AS THE LOOSE, JAUNTY FIN-KERRY
OF IMPORTED WEATHERPROOF FABRIC.
FORTY DOLLARS
AND MORE
READY- TO-PUT-ON
TAILORED AT FASHION PARK
CUSTOM FINISH WITHOUT
THE ANNOYANCE OF A TR Y ON
FDMMLIEir
3West 46th. Street
NEW YORK
MRS. FRADY DIES,
SHOT BV HUSBAND
He Will Recover From Suicide
Attempt to Face Murder
Charge.
?.
Miami. Fla.. March 2.?Kdgar c.
Frady, Chicago automobile man, who
nhot his wife In their suite in a local
hotel last Sunday, was formally charged
with murder after her death In a hos
pital here to-day. Frady, who slashed
hla own throat, is recovering in the same
hospital., Mr*. Frady waa a sister or
John R. Thompson, Chicago restaurant
owner.
Frady, who came here recently to re
cuperate from a nervous breakdown,
attempted suicide after (he shooting by
slashing his throat. Physicians say he
will recover. Sheriff Allen announced
to-day that Frady would be taken to
the county Jail hs soon es physicians
permitted his removal rrom ttie hospital
and that a charge of murder would be
preferred.
Mrs. Frady lived "twelve bours of
hell" before the shooting, according to a
statement she gave Monday night i.o
State's Attorney Gramling. She said
she arrived at the hotel shortly after
midnight Sunday morning and was in
duced by her husband to go to his room.
Almost from the moment she entered.
Mr. Oramling said, her statement con
tinued. her husband abused her, charg
ing her with misconduct. He would not
permit her to lie down, Mrs. Frady was
quoted as having Raid, but continued
his abuse until an hour before the
shooting1.
The State's Attorney said Mrs. Frady
declared thai for one hour she fought
with Frady to keep him from turning
the weapon her. but that she Anally be
came exhausted and could resist no
longer.
COXEY ASKS FOR $40,000,000.
5*fd?d to Operate 112 Idle V. 9. I
Skips With Idle Men.
Washington. March 2.?Accompanied
by men who he said were out of work.
"General" Jacob S. Coxey. who years
ago led an "army of unemployed" from
Ohio on a march to Washington, ap
peared to-day before the House Mer
chant Marine Committee, asking nu
thrlty to take over and operate 113
Government vessels now Idle.
Unfolding a plan which calls for the
Issue of $40,000,000 In Treasury notes
to pay for reconditioning the ships, Mr.
Coxey declared he proposed to appeal
to the "people" to subscribe $50,000,000
to be used as a fund to keep the vessels
In operation as "tramps" on the high
sea*.
temTs what JAM is.
SrRACrsE. March 2.?"Jazz may be
analyzed as a combination of nervous
ness, lawlessness, primitive and savage
animalism and lascivlouanesa," said the
Rev. Dr. A. W. Beaven of Rochester in
bis civic Lenten sermon here to-day.
Sir Philip at Manhattan Rally
Pays High Tribute to Amer
ican Relief.
Sir Philip GIbba. who returned In De
cember from Russia, where he went to
study famine conditions, last night ad
dressed a mass meeting and rally of the
workers in the Jewish war relief cam
paign for $14,000,000 at the Manhattan
Opera House. He paid high tribute to
the work of the American Relief Ad
ministration and urged that politics,
race and religion be forgotten In thi3
great crisis on the Volga, where entire
villages of men, women and children
are starving to death.
"This work ia above all poHtlcal dif
ferences." he said. "Whatever you may
think of the Soviet Government or ?f
Soviet officials must be forgotten in the
face of such suffering. There will be a
curse on the white race if they let these
people suffer and don't care a damn
if they die."
Loaders of tbe drive to rai?e New
York's quota of $5,000,000 in the $14.- ,
000,000 fund before March 6 occupied,
seats on the platform and in the boxes. !
The orchestra was about half filled. But i
the meager attendance in no way damp- j
ened the ardor of the various division '
chiefs, many of whom reported that they
had exceeded their quota and would
double or treble it. The actual funds
In hand amounted to about $2,000,000,
but several sources are still to be heard
from and the drive will go on after
Monday, according to Louis Marshall,
who presided.
Before introducing Sir Philip, Mr.
Marshall said that this was warfare for
humanity and they would mark persons
who leave them In the lurch In their ;
campaign. The campaign has netted '
$500,000 bince Tuesday's meeting.
Sir Philip Gibbs said lhat he bad been
sent to Russia by the Imperial Famine
Relief Fund to find out the truth about
conditions. "Some .of the papers pub
lished in England said that the people
were not starving, while others told of ?
the most frightful numbers of deaths j
from disease and famine," be averred. |
You may be sure that any money cent
to Russia to be converted into food does
actually reach the people without any
loss to them. I saw and studied the
method of distribution, and every pound
of food sent over does ultimately reach
the starving' mouth for which It Is In
tended.
"In spile of the American war work
ers' generosity and the efforts of my own
folk and the ?elf-sacrlflce and devotion
of the Quaker people, all their efforts
combined just touch the outer edge of
the famine stricken country. The Amer
ican Relief Is feeding 160,000 children
one meal a day, and it takes more than
3.000 horses to drag the sleds of food to
them. In the Tartar Republic alone
there is a child population of 1,700,000,
and no food Is being sent there by
America or Great Britain for the fathers
and mothers of starving children."
To Corporations
Who accumulate and invest pen
sion funds of their employees.
To such, for instance, as one we have ill
mind in this city, which has more than
$1,000,000 in such a fund. $100,000 of it wa?
invested in Guaranteed Mortgages and it
still intact, and $900,000 of it was invested in
gilt-edged bonds now worth much less.
Why not put the whole pension fund into
First Mortgages guaranteed by us, pr turn
it over to the Title Guarantee & Trust Com
pany as Agent, who will put it into such .
mortgages and contract that there shall be
no depreciation of the fund from any cause
whatever?
Bond & Mortgage Guarantee Co.
Capital and Surplus $12,000,000
176 Broadway. New York. 175 Remaen St., Broddya.
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