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THE WASHINGTON TIMES,1 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26,' 1915.
"THRIFT" CAMPAIGN IN CHARGE OF CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE THRIFT IN WASHINGTON however, were engaged on books that contained entries of business trans actions copecrning tho Russian gov ernment. Moro dismissals ar'o expected Imme diately at tho bank, whoro many of the employes are hoslllo to tho bnpiquo attitude of their German fcl-low-worltors and 'supply Information to the heads of tho -respect I vo depart ments. L BEGIN I BEATS DOGS IN HUNT G MTIONALCITYM DKSmiK POSSUM MULE SUSIE 1 N. Movement to Be Inaugurated With Parade of Five Sand wich Men on New Year. NoXt Saturday, " tho birthday of 1916 nnd the ilny on which-every Washlng tonlan will or should bo ponderlntc over New Year resolutions, live sandwich men will parade through tho business sections 'and popular promenadeh of tho fatlonal Capital bearing striking slo gans which will admonish men, women, and children to head their list of Belf promlepa with a pledge of greater sav ings. Tho sandwich parade will t the in augural step In the year's campaign for tho promotion of "thrift." which Is to- bo conducted by the "Washington Chapter of 'the American Institute of Hanking. Movement Nation-Wide. This .thrift movement "is not local, but nation-wide, it will mark the centen nial of the foundation of the savings bank In the United Stutos, and is being conducted under tho auspices of the aavlngs bank section of .tho American Bankers' Association. Tho work of educating the public to tho advantages that spring from sys tematic savings, however, will bo In trusted to tlife chanters of tho Ameri can Institute of Banking, which Is the branch of the association composed of ' clerks and Junior ofTiccrs or baniur Institutions. I;i Washington, Harry V. Hayncs, president of the local chapter, Imj Appointed a committee of twentj ono members, headed by Frank IJ. Devereux, which has boon organiz ing' Its campaign for weeks. AVith tho wholesale destruction of capital in Europe which lias been In progress for nearly a year and :i half, bankers assert that the United States will not only be unable to ilnance further Its established Indus tries' and promote new ones on bor rowed money, but will have to pre pare to take the place of a creditor nation. To meet these demands, they say, the American public must becomo more frugal; must leurn to save s? tematlcally, and acquire the habit of investing. Plan Year's Campaign. To impress these facts on, the Washington public, the members of the Washington chapter of the Amer ican Institute of Banking have plan ned a twelve-month campaign. The sandwich men will be a novel method of advertising tho movement. In tho typical costume of a "sand wich," the inch will typify- results antithetic of frugal, while the s'o gans that will adorn their boards will " emphasize the advantages of thrift. New Year Day, it is thought, will afford an excellent opportunity to launch tho campaign, as the streets will be crowded with pleasure seek ers bounJ on a round of calls 'or at tendance at, the theaters. This, however, is only the inaugural movement. Kach of. the twenty-one members of the chapter committee h'ri.s been trained to deliver public addresses on. thrift. Special efforts will be made to or ganize savings cluba among the school children, to reach the worklngman, find to interest women and girls en gaged In industrial lines. Heads of schools will be' requested to permit the speakers to address tho children, pro prietors and managers of department stores and factories will be asked to al low tho organizers to hold noonday meetings In their shops, and similar opportunities will be asked at the hands of civic bodies and cltlzpns' assocla tolns. Slogan Not Decided. Just what the slogan of the local campaign shall be has not yet been de cided, but tho official song has been selected and meetings and street pa rades will echo with Its tune. It is not new, but, as President Hayhes, says, "hits the nail on the head." It Is "Every Uttle Bit Added to What "Vou'vo Got Makes Just a Little Bit More " Equally strenuous campaigns will be can led on in sixty-two other cities, each with a population of over 25,000, tluough the institute chapters located in those cities. The institute will also have tho co operation throughout the country ofthe Young Men's Christian Association, which will campaign In COO or 700 cities; the National Americanization Commit tee, which will work especially among immigrants; the National Civic Federa tion, which will devote Its energies to inculcation of the idea among the in dustrial workers of tho United States, and the postal savings banks. Tho thrift movement will be In cele bration of tho 100th birthday of tho savings bink In 'ie United Stntes. The first bank was .'stabllshed In 1816, when the population huh O.ROO.OOO. Today there are 2,100 savlncii banks, and tln-v llavo in their care more than $4,700,000,000 bc-J juuging io ju,wu irxj depositors. Promoting the thrift campaign Is onlv one of tho activities of the local chapter of tho Institute. Like other branches its purposo Is twofoldeducational and social. During the early history the lat ter purpose was pursued more general ly thnn tho former. Today, however, the situation Is completely reversed. Conducting Three Courses. Washington chapter is now conducting threo courses: Two nights a week there are lectures on commercial law and ne gotiable Instruments, delivered by lead ing members of tho local bar. The cpmmeiclal course Is confined to tlmt branch of the law in so far as It applies to the banking business, hut the course in negotiable Instruments is even more comprehensive than the average law tsrhool course. For the younger clerks there is a course In bunk practices, while for the graihiutcs of the Institute there is a oursc relating to settlements as now conducted with foreign countries. Lata year, when bankers throughout the country wcro deeply interested In and frequently puzzled by the pro visions of the Federal reserve act, tho chapter arranged n scries of lectures on the law by Dr. II. Parker Willis, secre tary to the Federal Reserve Board. The chapter was organized tlftccn vears ago, and today has a membership of 350. The officers are Hurry V. Hayes, president, H. W. Ireland, vice president, Charles T. Beauinet, treasurer: P. A. Urunger secretary. A, A. Savage, as nlstant secretary, and G. Elmer Flather. chief counsel. ' jtvja' "iI-tIIbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbw i If iRvL 2 " rBHb ill I'LUimnai urn lmu mr i -- -msm nirnmnr xn nirnini ucnniHR did run d.iu w nm mtAtit I U AffltHllA rflPTnniin ni fiPirn v r mm rnUiuniiuDLUiNtu- -.v-. . , m Seventeen. Million- Offered for Bridgeport Cartridge Plant. Banker Forfeits Million. NEW YORK, Dec. 2C Full jdetalls of an effoit that was made In the interest of Germany "to get control of th I'nlon Metallic Cartridge Company, of Bildge port. Conn., have been tiled with tho Government in Washington. Tho Ger man interests who sought to get con trol of the munition plant bid as high as $17,000,000, and tho deal was about to be closed at that figure, when a certain banker; whose name is withheld by the Government authorities, blocked tho transaction. By so doing this man, It Is estimated, lost between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. The man who acted as tho represen tative of the German Interests Is a "well known New York broker. According to the report filed with tho Government the price at which the factory was about to Do sold 'was more than twice its real value. The fact that German interests were behind the scheme was not dis closed until near the end of the nego tiations, and it was the discoverv of this fact that led o the blocking of tho sale by a man who had been nsked to join In the deal. It was said that there was reason to believe that had the Germans succeeded in gaining control or the plant It was their plan to reduce wages to such an extent that a ::trike would ensue, after wnicn iney wouia use tma strike as it club to force sympathetic strikes In other plants engaged in filling war or ders for the alllss. One rmn who is understood to have been much Interested In the effort to buy tho Bridgeport-plant Is u prominent German now In this country. Ho was one of the last persons that Captain von Papen, the recalled German military at tache, called on prior to his departure for Europe last Wednesday. It- was reported yesterday, but ,not verified from an offlciul source, that tho matter of the Union Metallic Cartridge Company mav be laid before the De partment of Justice for further Investigation. Henry Caesar. Funeral services for Henry Caesar, who died yesterday, will be held from the family residence at 1523 Thirty fourth street northwest, Tuesday morn ing at o'clock. P. A. BRUNGER, Secretary. Funerals Miss Julia Baird. Funeral services for Mies Julia 14a lid, sister of Mrs. John M. Hlckey. who died In George Washington University Hos pital yesterday morning, will Us held In the family home at Columbiit, Tenn. John E. Wagner. ' Funeral services of John K. Wagner, who died at the famllv residence. 1227 Thirty-first street northwest, Filday, will be held at 2 o"clock tomorrow aft ernoon from Masonic Hall, 120S Wiscon sin avenue northwest. Compels Two Clerks to Re signKnew of Deals With Russian Government. Urges Universal Prayers for Early Ending of European Slaughter. John Hcrvey Nichols. Funeral sen-Ices for John Hervey Nichols, who died at Georgetown Uni versity Hospital Thursday, will dc Held from Gawler's chapel at S:7l o'clock to morrow morning. Interment will be In Arlington National Cemetery. Michael Keehan. Funeral services foi Michael Keehan, who died Friday, will be held from his late residence. 1101 Nineteenth stieet northwest, at 9 o'clock tomorrow morn ing. Solemn lequlem mass will be cele brated In St. Matthew's Church nt 9:30 o'clock and interment will be In Mt. Olivet Cemetery. (Copyright. 1S15. by thp United PrwiO. NEW YORK. Dec. 2C Christmas was a dav of anguish to Pone Benedict, who sent h message to America through the United Press, urttlng universal prayers for an early ending of the European slaughter. The Pope's exhortation was lecelved by cable last night as follows: "ROME". Dec. 23. 'To the United Press. New York: "While the hymn of the angels re sounds, 'Olorv be to God In the highest heaven, and peace on earth, good will to men." the slaughter In Europe, of which there la no example In history, continues. "All men are bi others because they are sons of God. and mote specifically arc Christians and Catholics. All, movod by this feeling of spiritual brotherhood, must ioik and Drav for the s,ncedy end ing of this terrible war. which has dis honored Europe and plunged all human ity Into mourning. ' "This Is tho exhortation that the holy father, his heart filled with anguish, sends forth to the world. PIETRO CARDINAL GA8PARRI. "Papal Secretary or State." NEW YORK, Dec. 2J.-It became known last nlglTt that on Christmas Eve two German clerks In the foreign exchange department of tho National City Bank were forced to resign. The occurrence was said to mark tho be ginning of a systematic effort on tho part of the bank to rid Itself of a num ber of Germans In Its employ not neces sarily all of them. The names of tho clerks are withheld by the bank, but It has been learned one lives in Brooklyn, while tho other has a resldcnco In West 109th street. The clerks wore charged with falling to notify tho bank and the National Surety Company, which went on their bonds, of a change In their places of residence. One clerk moved twice with in a year, and tho other once, without notifying cither the bank or the surety company. One of the clerks had been employed at tho bank for flveyears, the other for three years. Both are pe culiarly fitted for the work In the for eign exchange department, because of the largo amount of business transacted with German banking houses and banks In other European countries. More than 100 Germans are employed In this de partment .It Is said. Federal offlcluls on December 17 ar rested Frederick Schelndl. a clerk In the commercial credit department, who was accused of supplying information to Paul Koenlg. the Hamburg-American line's Indicted detective, concerning the bank's transactions in relation to the shipments of arms and munitions of war to tho allies. The arrest was rr.aae on Information given the bank not only bv Federal authorities, but bv the No tloral Cltv's own detective form Schelndl' arrest was not the occasion for the bank's starting Its Investigation of the movements, of Its German tin ploves, but merely the result of step3 which had been taken several weeks be fore. Other banking Institutions In New York and elsewhere have started a similar investigation Into the move ments of their Gorman employes. When the two clerks who wero dis missed had finished their work for the day thev were called Into the office of the chief clerk of their department and told that their resignations were re quited, and the reasons were given. The Biooklvn man refused at first to sign a resignation blank which xas placed be fore him. He asked for time to con elder, -jddlng that his books were not up to date, and that he wanted to com plete his entries. ... ... The clerk was told that the books would be cared for by competent men, that his resignation carried with it his salftrv up to and Including the last day of December. When he signed the blank he received his money. Tho Manhattan clerk signed without pro test. Whether the men who resigned had been supplying Information to Ger man secret agents concerning tin bank's interest In certain Russian deals for the supplying of arms to the Czar's armies is not known. No. coulfr It be learned that the clerk.s had anv knowledce of Srhelndl's pro Teuton activities. The two clerks Three Motor Accidents, None Hurt, Last Night The automobile of J. h. Oswald, of the Army and Navy Club, had a icar wheel mushroomed last' night when It skidded Into the curbing on Sixteenth street, near K northwest. No one wan hurt. s Tho police are looking for a machine that collided with the safety ratling at Hoventh street and Pennsvlvnnla avcniio northwest and damaged It last night. Edward It. Merrltt, colorid, driver of a motor truck of the Jacobson Express Company, collided with one of the pil lars 'of the railroad viaduct over Florida avenue at Seventh street north east last night. He was taken to Casualty Hospital, but examination failed to disclose any injury. The truck was slightly damaged. Motor Race Pictures to Be Shown. at Press Club Motion fflclures, portraying an cx cltlnc ruc'i between an automobile from Tacoma, Wash., to Mt. Rainier In National Park, will be exhibited nt the National Press Club at 8:15 o'clock tomorrow evening' by Con gro.'sman Albert Tohnson, of "Vtfash lngton. The pictures have been brought to this city by T If. Martin, secretary of tho Tacoma Chamber of C ommercc. Boy Expands Fast. MOUrTRIE. Ga., Dec. 2C.-A short time ago Harrv Connelly, fourteen years of age. was a slender boy of avrrngo lze He began to expand nt that tlmo until toduv he measures C feet 5 inches in height and weighs 200 pounds. Dur ing tho past three months his parents hsvo been farced to buy Harry a new suit of clothes every week. A special bed was built for him. Doctois arc trlvng to And a way to check H,ivrv's phenomenal growth without Impairing his health. Charged, However, She 'Fudged' and Gen. Bill Patterson Agrees to Give Another Test. DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 26.-Gcn. Bill Patterson's famous possum mule, Susie, won tho opening day's program at tho Koon Klub's annual coon hunt today, and Incidentally brought down on her owner's head-tho recrimination of other members whose entries were mero dogs. Without making rpcclflc charges, tho disgruntled dog fanciers intimated that Susie fudged uifd General Bill has mag nanimously agreed to permit Susie to defend her laurels again lotcr In the hunt, which will lost a week. Bhcrlif Bill Henderson's hound. Pottllckcr. who won second money today, Is an even cholco with Susie In the run-off. Susie Is n rather under-Rlznl "lln" mule. She hunts In much tho nmnn manner as n dog, and when she hnn treed her "quarry" sh6 lays back on her haunches -ind sings. She has a record of nlnetcn possums and four coons In one night. Stamp Sales Net Revenue Of $358,000,000 for U.S. Postage stamps sold by Uncle Sam during the past fiscal year netted him a revenue of KUS.000,000, according to tho report of Charles O. Kram, auditor for the Postoffice Department. Of this amount X200,000,000 was paid out In sala ries. The leport further shows that the postal service has doubled In twelve years, the audited transactions reaching n total of ?2.0O0.OCO.O00 for the last fiscal year. Remember FRANKLIN said : "Deny self for selfs sake," JOIN Our Great XMAS SAVINGS CLUB WHICH BEGAN MONDAY, DEC. 20, CLOSES JAN. 15 3 CLASSES 50 Cents $1.00 per week I $2.00 J 3 interest allewed Inquire for particulars at FRANKLIN NATIONAL BANK Tenth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Also Affenta For Kryptok Invisible Bifocals rorle TrlccHt P)berlral. TSc rnch. Cj Under, ft.30 each. Sph.-lyl., S1,TS earn, 1-3 off on ofullst' prescriptions. Adolph Kabn, 935 F St. N. W. Mr. Tired Business Man! TRY BOWLING There's a fascination about the bowling game that defies description ! To the non-bowler it may seem a mighty simple proposition to propel a ball down a glassy alley and totally annihilate ten pins arranged in pyramidical formation but just you try it, if you think so! Aside from the keen pleasures to be found in bowling, there are other advantages mental and -physical that far outweigh the others. Every muscle of the body comes into vigorous play, while the mind is ever on the. alert, as you fight for every pin! Become acquainted with this sport now. The fol lowing alleys give instruction to beginners: Washington's Leading Bowling Alleys ON MONDAY With Your Christinas Gift Money Buy a Winter COAT, SUIT, DRESS, SET OF FURS, or a MUFF at NEY'S Upon seeing the remarkable values we are offering for Monday, you'll agree that it haspaid you to wait until now. Don't Fail to See These Luxurious Plush COAT Regular $25 Values, That We Are Featuring, Monday at Many beautiful styles, including wide flaring models, half or-full belted effects; all fuf trimmed. FIVE DOLLAR SALE OF COATS Never mind the values All we have to say is that they are the best Coats you ever saw in your life for a Five Dollar Bill. It's just a "flier" and every woman who buys one will say that it is the dandiest present she received THE COATS Include practically every Btle that ha been iti vogue this season majority lavishly trlin nieil w Ith fur. Materials include Zibelines, Cheviots, and countless others ". kAmHH9H National Capitol Bowling cademy, 916-18 G St. N.W. Frank Sherman, 1321 H St. N. W. Southeast Bowling Alleys, 743-45 8th St. S. E. Arcade Bowling Alleys, 14th and Park Road. Casino Bowling Alleys, Inc. (Veirs Bros.), 14th and T Sts. N. W. Grand Central Alleys and Billiard Parlors, Center Mar ket, 7th St. Wing. All Use Brunswick-Balkc-Collender Alley Equipment. Sealette Plush Limited Number of $40 Fine COATS Offered in This Sale at Coats for tlie most elaborate functions or practical, everyday wear some with fur all around the bottom and on the collars and cuffs elegantly lined. flTEcJi Share the Savings We Offer on These Street DRESSES Made to Sell Up to $15, Monday at. Materials include rich Velvets. Scrre and Taffeta combinations, Chiffons, Crepe de Chines and Silk Poplins. Green, brown, navy, and black. flfr Tiff - Women's and Misses' High-Class SUITS XTa Including odds and ends and brok en lots, formerly sold up to $25 Materials are Serges, Whipcords, Pop lins, Gabardine and Novelty Weaves. In all the newest coat lengths with chin chin or convertible collars; all sizes. $35, $30 and $25 SUITS 12 For Made of Chifion Broadcloth and trimmed with excellent Fur. Interlined, and outlined with Pcau dc Cygne Silk. The Coats arc innde in the new winter flare style. ColorsBlack, brown, navy, and green. Sizes 16, 36, 38, 40, 42, and 44. Be early at NEY'S on Monday morning. If you miss this Big Suit Bargain you are to blame. M SALE OF FURS ON MONDAY $25 Pointed Fox Set, melon muff, double animal Qll 7 $25 Hed Fox SetB. barrel muff, double animal scarf. (J1 A TC Special at bJ.HtIO $25 Genuine Hudson Seal Muff, ball shape, silk lined C11 WK Sets. plllov . $10.00 $15 Natural Lynx muff, shawl collar. Special at $75 Mink Sets, different tylc3 ap!!hm,.nn;ffs:. $50.00 $75 Natural Skunk Sets, six-skin melon muff, and fancy flQ7 KA two-skin scarf nt .... Dt I .tV $75 Uattlcshlp Orny Fox Sets ball muffs with animal head and tails, largo Uoublo anl- CJQr? Cfi mal scurf DD I 03 $5 Black Coney Muffs dQ QQ at tSOuO At Ner It'a ouc prico to nil. Dependable, mer rhnmllsr at pop ular prlcea. MILTON R. NEY 801 Pa. Ave. N.W. ' 91.MO Walai of Trcpr ilr Clilnc, l.nrp, and l.ln- KPrlr. Choice nt 50c