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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; SUNDAY, NOVE1MBER 28, 1015.
17 MERCHANTS ASKED TO LIGHT STORES, "ELECTRIC WEEK" Special Urination Tuesday Planned by Promoters of Joint Celebration. MOTORS ENTER FOR PARADE Attractive Window Displays As suredAdvantage in Shop ping Early Emphasized. Scientists of Note Plan Meeting Here t Reports on Progress to Be Made at Pan-American Congress List of Organization Officials Is Made Public by pirector Barrett and Dr. Swigett. Vcafors In electrical appltancm and merchants generally of Washington to day are looking to the final details of the two celebrations which will be liv auirurated tomorrow Electrical Pros perity Week and "Dress-up and Fix-up" week. While the two movements are beln conducted by different organizations the Society of Electrical Derelopmrnt promoting the prosperity celeDraunn. and the Retail Merchants' Association sponsoring the "Drcs3-up and Fix-up" events both bodies arc co-operating In an effort to brighten up the National Capital and to encourage early Christ mas shopping. Yesterday members of the several Prosperity Week committees made an effort to reach every merchant In the business districts, regardless of whether they handled electrical appliances, and requested thU each keep his stora lighted each night of the Joint celebra tion, and particularly on Tuesday even ing, the night of the automobile pa rade. Automobile Parade. Meanwhile, llesldcnt II. P. Andrews and Secretary Columbus, of the Retail Merchants, have been making appeals to the membership of that body, not only to make attractive llsplays of their wares, but to comply with the re quests of the electrical di aicrs In In stalling unique and attraclUe window lighting arrangements. Aside from working for brilliant window d'splays the electrical commit tees hate centered their principal ef forts In the promotion of an automo bllo parade. Kntrles for the parade "111 close tomorrow, but before the list of entries Is completed practically every business establishment of any promi nence la expected to have one or mors machines In the line, and heads of many of the Government departments have signified their Intention of enrolling their cars. Merchants to Meet. The Retail Merchants' will hold a general meeting at the Raleigh Hotel tomorrow evening at which Charles F. N'esblt, superintendent of Insurance, will deliver a lecture. Both the prosperity week promoters and the Retail Merchants' Association are devoting particular attention to Im pressing upon the purchasing publlo the advantages to be derived from shopping early, and In this endeavor both the society and the association are receiving the co-operation of the postofflce au thorities. Electrical dealera will Introduce ''lead. The complete personnel of the heads of sections and sub-sections for the Sec ond Pan-American scientific congress, which will meet hero from December 27 to January 6, containing the names of scientists of International repute, was made publlo today by the organisation officers. Director John Barrett, of the Pan-Amo'rlcau Union, and Dr. Glen Levin Swlggett. This will be tho second Pan-American scientific congress, the first having met at Santlugo, Chile, soven years ago. Tho cull for tho second congress was IhmuaH nmA mnnthn uiro. and delegates J representing the scientific Institutions ana orKaiu""" ul w ..... .- , tries have been appointed to attend. The preliminary arrangements have been made by an executive committee con sisting of Wendell Phillips, Third As sistant Secretary of State! Secretary James Scott lirown, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Dr. William II. Welch, president of the National Academy of Bclenoea; Director General John Uarrett, of the Pan Amer ican Union; Brig. Qen. William II. Blx by, U. S. A., retired: Commissioner P. P. Claxton, of the Bureau of Education: den. William C. Qorgas, UB. A.; Head Curator William II. Holmes, of the Smithsonian Institution; Hennen Jen nings, former president of the London Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; Ueorge Rommel, of the Bureau of Ani mal Industry, Department of Agricul ture: President L. S. Itowe, of the American Academy of Social and Politi cal Science, and Dr. Robert S. Wood ward, of the Carnegie Institution. Reports By Scientists. As a result of the work of the exec utive committee nine sections have been organised for the congress. It happens that the first congress was the result of a desslre on the part of the scientists of the Latin-American countries to place at the disposal of United States' scientists the result of their work for scientific progress in various branches. The first con gress held In Chile was such a great success that the determination was reached to hold another In this coun try at such time as the progress of science would Justify. Congress was atked to give aid to the project and specific appropriations have been made for the second gathering. Tho program of the meeting con templates soveral general meetings of the congress Itself and a number of meetings of the various sections and subsections Into which It will be divided. There will be nine main sec tions. Thean, with the heads selected for each of them, are: Nine Main Sections. Anthropology, William II. Holmes, head curator, Smithsonian Institu tion; astronomy, meteorology, and seismology, Robert S. Woodward, president, Carnegie Institution of Washington; conservation of natural resourses, agriculture, Irrigation, anj forestry George N. Rommel, chief of nnlnial husbandry division, bureau of animal Industry, Department or Agri culture; education, P. P. Claxton, Commissioner of Education; engineer ing, W. H. Blxby, brigadier general, U. S. A., retired: International law. gubllo law, and Jurisprudence, James own Scott, secretary, Carnegie en dowment for International peace; mining and metallurgy, eoonomlo geology, and applied chemistry, Hen nen Jennings, former president. Lon don Institute Mining and Metallurgy; publlo health and medical science. William C. Qorgas, surgeon general, U. 8. A., and transportation, commerce finance, and taxation, L. S. Howe, pres ident. American Academy of Social and Political Science. 45 Subsections In AU. ICach section la to prepare a program relating to the particular branch of the science of which it treats. The chief of each section will have a com mittee of distinguished scientists to ac slst him. There are to bo forty-nve subsections In all. Membership In the coiiKrres will be limited to the official delegates of the countries represented: the delegates of the universities, insti tutes, societies, and other scientific bodies of those countries; such persons In the countries participating as may be Invited by the exocutlve committee, with the approval of the countries represented; sll writers of papers on sclintlllo subjects and all mem bers of committees. Each country has been Invited to select lis most eminent writers to prepare papers on subjects to be considered before the congress. The Nineteenth International Con gress of Americanists will meet In this city at the same time as the Pan American scientific congress, and Joint conferences will be held for the discus sion of subjects of common Interest to the members af the two organization. era" to attract the publlo to their shops, A specialty which practically all of the dealers In such appliances have agreed upon is a small electric grill, designed especially for the preparation of breakfasts and other light meals. In addition to a display of such specialties a general exposition will be held In the Homer building at the north west corner of .Thirteenth and F atreets northwest, which will be open to the public throughout the week, and In which will be Included all of the latest electrical contrivances designed to make easier the duties of housekeeping. To Carry Flashlights. A feature of the automobile parade which the committeemen have hopes of developing successfully will be a, section devbted to the electrical workers of the.CAty. These workmen, composed principally of wlremen and linemen, aro expected to march with tha parade and carry small electrlo flashlights. The prises oered assure the proper decoration of the machines which will be entered In the pageant. While the principal means or decoration will be lighting effects, the care will also be dressed In bunting and flowers. Red Cross Prepares for Annual Meeting Here President Wilson will deliver the principal address at the annual m'tlng of the American Red Cross here next month. Preliminary work on the prp gram for the meeting has been taken up. Miss Mabel T. Boardman. Myron T. Herrick. former imbuiulnr n France- Miss Anne Morgan, daughter of the late J. P. Morgan, and Norman Hapgood, editor of Harper's Weekly, win oe oiner speakers. F EAST IN EDUCATION So Declares Dr. Claxton, Who Has Just Returned From Three Months' Tour. The West Is educationally far ahead of the Hast, according to Dr. P. P. Claxton. chief of tho United States Bu reau of Education, who has Just re turned from a three months' tour of the Western States. There aro fewer children in the West, he says, but proportionately speaking. the West docs not stint In taxation for educational purposes. The children thcro have the benefit of every educa tional advantage that money and Science can produce. "For example." he said, "Oregon leads all States of the Union In giving school credit for Industrial work done In the home. Oregon, therefore. Is developing thrift and vocation to an unusual e tent in the pupils of the publlo schools. Teacher-Cottage System. "Tha State of Washington leada the country In the number of homes for teachers, and as a consequence Is giv Ing stability to the profession of publlo school teaching. If to these homes, school farms of from five to fifty acres could be added, men would be glad, in many Instances, to maJto teaching their Business. . . . , . "We must have teachers who will be come Identified with the Interests of the community. Washington and other Western States, particularly Minnesota, are solving these problems by their teacner-cottage systems In rural com munities. "California pays Its teachers better than any other State. The average sal ary of publlo school teachers. Including rural and urban, throughout the coun try. Is W90; California pays nn average o .. v j "Special mention should be made of the western farm schools. These are not strictly vocational, but they aim to Industrialise teaching, making It not only practical, but by means of this kind of teaching preparing pupils for community lire. Hucn acnooi man ap proaches pretty nearly Ideal rural con ditions. Value of Libraries. "We need more men ters for our children ; men teachers well enough paU to own a small farm, for thla would not only stabilize the profession, but also give the teachers an Incentive to become actively Identified with every Interest of his community, which Is Im perative." After remarking the attrctlve city and State showing of New York In the exposition's educational section. Dr. Claxton praised the growth of the li brary movement In rural communities, as demonstrated there. "The latest and most successful type of rural educational work Is the country library system." he said. "Tho method In California particularly has been so satisfactory and extensive as to excite the Interest of the whole Miuntry. The entire State will soon bo served by the system. Already 32 out of the M coun ties have been organized aotne of them the most mountainous and sparsely set tled in tlm State. Tho county Is tho unit uiiil ench organizes within Itself." Dr. Claxton said that never before liuvn parents had such abundant opiior- ... in-- ,...,.... i n. f.i.t LMiiuicn tin luijtiy iu i-iiuuao mu nmu u pijiuui i ni invi'u iui riiuii viiuuii-ii, that educational opportunities arc with in tho reach of all. Mitchell to Speak At Soldiers' Home "The Other Fellow In the Prepared ness .Plans will be tho title of an ad dress by Capt. Ji Walter Mitchell at a campflro and entertainment given by the President's Own Garrison. Army and Navv Union, tomorrow night in Stanley Hall, United States Soldiers' Home. Addresses also will be given by National Commander II. Oden Lake and Untlonal Adjutant E. P. Dunlap. of tha Army and Navy Union. Dr. Washington Memorial Mass Meeting on Dec. 20 A mass meeting to consider the ad visability of erecting a suitable memo rial to Booker T. Washington, the negro educator, will be held fat the Cosmo politan Baptist Church on the evening of December 20. A number of prominent men nave been invited to speak. Wade It. Cooper, president of the Union 'Savings Bank, will be treasurer of the memorial fund. Funerals Mrs. Caroline EUza Auitta. Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Eliza Austin, wife of James B. Austin, will be held tomorrow afternoon at S o'clock from the residence, 1428 B street northwest. Interment will be In Glen wood Cemetery. Mrs. Ann Virginia Charlton. Funeral eervloea for Mrs. Ann Vir ginia Charlton, widow of William 11. 'hnrlton. will be held tomorrow after noon at 2 o'clock from the residence, o; Sixth stroet southwest. Interment will be In Congressional Cemetery. George A. Dennison. TMneral eervlcos for Oeorge A. Den nison, 1632 Gales street southeast, will ho held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from Addison's chapel, Prince George county. Md. Mrs. Jane L. Follln. Funeral services for Mrs. Jane L. Fol lln will be held next Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of her daughter. Mrs. T F. Tucker. In Claren don. Va. Interment will be In Andrew Chapel. Va.. Cemetery. Mrs. Helen M. Glenny. Funeral services for Mrs. Helen M. Glenny, widow of William Gltnny. were held thla afternoon at the residence, 1131 Fairmont street northwest. Inter ment will be. In Ithaca. N. Y. Mrs. Isabella A. Javins. Funeral services for Mrs. Isabella A. Jalna. widow of Charles IL Javins. were held this afternoon at the resi dence. 6M Eighth street southwest. Electrical Men! Notice 1 The Evening Times next Tuesday will feature tlectrlcal news and electrical advertising for Electrical Prosperity Week.-Advt THE ONLY CREDIT HOUSE AT CASH PRICES H. ABRAMSON Cor. 7th and L Sti. N. W. $ "I . 00 A Week WiU utfit Your En' issr jire ramuy rrom neaa to row SEE In Fashionable Apparel. i&f s Ladies" Fashionable $PJ 75 anc Fall Coats " up An unlimited variety of the most fashion able models for Fall and Winter wear awaits your selection. Men's Suits $ 1 0 and UP Classy Suits, hand tailored in tho latest styles in an unlimited assortment of fabrics, in the lat est shade's. Guaranteed all-wool and perfect flttinr. Women's Suits, Coats, Street, and Evening Dresses, Waists, Skirts, etc., and Men's Suits, Overcoats, Hats, and Furnishings suitable for Christmas presents. SHOES FOR ALL THE FAMILY White Cross Electric $C Stove., a new time, labor, and money-saving outfit that should be in every electrically equipped household. Toaster, Boiler, Griddle, Stove Broils, Toasts, Fries, Boils will do any two at the same time. Guaranteed Five Years. 4 IN ONE RlfflE 111 I I Matches Hilar C. Schneider's Sons 1207 F Street Phone Main 168 ir Wake Upt It's Important. They're Here The New NITROS The Gas Filled Tungsten Electric Lamp The New 100 Daylite Lamp For Electrical Prosperity Week 'I 25 Watt Tungsten 1 40 " 25c 60 " " J 60 Watt Nitrogen $ .80 100 " " .90 200 " " 2.00 300. " " 3.00 400 " " 4.00 500 " " 5.00 Special Electrical Prosperity Week Offer Beautiful Electric Candlestick To Be Given Away With Each i Ei I Sold at the Special Price of , Electric Table Grill $4.90 J Rfl Silver or Gold Ptntah. nick Deatsn. An Or nament to Anjr Home. u Test Our Service" LAMPS DELIVERED PHONE US AT ONCE Carroll Electric Co. Phone M. 7320 514 12th Here. Boy! J lw)77$W j( ! Pace Prosperity. U ' WUM jll yaw AfV fydsJs' Either Round or Rectangular Type BothSame Price May Be Secured From Local Dealers in Electrical Appliances, or From This Company The Electric Table Grill is one of the most thoroughly useful of electrical appliances. It is a hot plate, toaster, broiler, griddle, and frying pan, in one compact form. And it is so easy to operate. You just con nect it to the electric lighting fixture, then turn on the electricity, and in a very' short time your utensils are hot. The Electric Table Grill is a device for everyday use. The Electric Candlestick is like the illustration on this page. It is daintily, yet substantially, made and beautifully finished. Complete with battery and lamp. If your home is not wired for Electric service, drop us a line, phone us, or communicate with any of the local wiring contractors. An estimate of the cost will be furnished promptly. POTOMAC ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY 41 1 a O m T 111 Tl" ft. M 9f fy f (A) Corner 14th and t Ms. IN. W. rnone main ou Or Any Other Local Dealer in Electrical Appliances iggisai J0L3ft?UU&t4t5&'!WU4'9Ut igiTr,-aravr.y,g- -n i 7gT,ai . II W