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JJjf "- r 16 THE WASHINGTON TIMES; FRIDAY; JANUAKY o? 1917. MEWLMDS FLOOD CONTROL FIGHT ON Nevada Senator Refuses to Have His Plan Attached to River and Harbor Bill. "'PORK BARREL" HIS REASON! Doesn't Want His Scheme Tacked on to Such Legisla tion, He Declares. Convinced that the -disclosures con cerning the extravagances of the pro posed river and harbor appropriation hill have Effectively branded that meas ure as "pork barrel" legislation. Sena tor Newlands of Nevada Is understood to have refused at a conference yes terday at the White House with. Presi dent "Wilson. Secretary of War Baker, and Senator Fletcher of Florida, to per mit his scheme for the scientific de velopment of Federal flood control to he tacked, onto the river and harbor bill as an amendment. In a Etatcment today Senator New lands, who Is a Democrat, did not hest- tate to disclose the reasons for his opposition. He said: "Why He I Ojpoed. "I am apposed to having the so-called 'Newlands' plan of co-ordinating all of the machinery for flood Investiga tion and control made a part of the river and? harbor' bill. "In the first place, mine Is not pri marily a question of navigation, but rather one of controlling the flood waters at their source, or of using them to create and not destroy wealth. "Moreover. I have consistently op posed -the Incorporation of my plans In the river and barbor bill for the rea son that I do not wish it to become a part of a discredited system of ap propriations. I -want no measure in which I have" a deep Interest to bo as sociated with what-Is popularly known as '"pork barrel" legislation." Calls for Commission. The Newlands plan calls for the creation of a Government commission of experts who would initiate all Fed eral river Improvement work on the basis of the general needs of the na tion. This commission would recom mend appropriations to Congress and direct, the expenditure of the money. Senator Newlands believes that millions of dollars could be saved to the Government annually If this plan were substituted for the present method, under which each Individual Congressman seeks an appropriation for river work In his particular dis trict, and by reason which x there Is a practice of "log rolling" that results in enormous extravagances. Action Stjml'cant. The refusal of Senator Newlands to permit this plan to be associated with the river and harbor bill as an amendment Is significant in showing the extent to which Democrats gener ally are worried over the "pork bar rel" dlsclosues. Senator Fletcher, who is a stong de fender of the river .and harbor bill, however, Is insistent that the two matters be joined. It being understood, of course, that the adoption of the Newlands plan as an amendment to the appropriation bill would not Inter fere with Congress going ahead this year appropriating the vast sums called for under the old system. In other words, the advocates of "pork" appear to want the Newlands plan hooked up with the river and harbor bill as a means of saving the latter from defeat In Congress or a veto by the President. CONCERT TODAY By the U. S. Soldiers Home Band Orchestra, Stanley Hall, at 6:30 P. M. JOHN 8. M. ZIMMERMANN. Director. March, "Thoroughbred," Englemann Overture, "The Melsterslnger von Berlin" Llncke Morceau, "Gondoliers," Mqszkowsky Selection, "Tales of- Hoffmann," Offenbach Ragr Oddity, "Red Pepper," Lodge Intermezzo, "Chimes". .Armstrong Polka Caprice. "You May," Gruenwald Finale, "Come Back to Dixie," Wenrich "The Star-Spangled Banner." FINDS SWIMMING POOL IS SANITARY ITEMS OF INTEREST INANDABODTTOWN Happenings of the Day Various Parts of the Nation's Capital. in Health Department Passes Upon Water in Central High School's "Tank." That the swimming pool, at Central High School was entirely sanitary and there was no reason for the students to keep out of it, was stated by the principal of the school, Emory Wil son, at an assembly of the school yes terday. The pool has been under the super vision of the Health Department since Us opening-. Several methods of dis infecting the pool have been tried, and recent tests show that the water Is at this time freer from bacteria than most drinking water. Water Made Uninviting;. The main reason for the students' failure to use the pool was the fact that the disinfectant used made the water of a decidedly uninviting ap pearance, besides 'making the con tinual user nauseated. That the water injured the eyes of tnS pupils. temporarily, and to some extent bleached their hair, was stated as the reason that the pool was not more ex tensively used. The attendance In the pool has fallen far below the capacity. Fig ures for the past two days show that less than one hundred boys used the pool during that time. Thursday only thirty-one boys availed themselves' of the opportunity to swim, and yester day forty-nine entered the water. No one at the school Is forced to enter the water if he does not so desire. The cold weather is admitted to be a factor In the boys not using the pool. Ilednce Disinfectant. The amount of calcium hypoclorlte u;'d for disinfecting the pool has been reduced one-half by Health De partment officials. This was found to satisfactorily keep the water in a sanitary .condition. The inadequate heating apparatus for the water In the pool at the school prevents chang ing the entire amount of water dally. Tho amount drawn off is so small that It necessitates the use of a great er quantity of disinfectant than ordi narily would be used. In the pending District bill, there Is air Item for $4,000 that will be used for the installation of a suitable filtering apparatus. Constant filtra tion with the use of ultra-violet rays, is said to be the logical remedy for the prevailing conditions. This would be made possible by the passage of the Item Included in the bill. Astral bodies, disembodied spirits and dual personalities do not lurk around the War Department usually; that is a cold, practical matter of fact place. But one veteran doorkeep er, averse to personalities, who pre fers to deal only In titles, triea to put CoL W. W. Harts in that class yes terday. "Where can I find Colonel Harts, here or In the Lemon building?" asked a visitor to the State. 'War and Navy building, today. "Well, that depends upon whom you want to see, the superintendent of PUDIIC DUlluings ana Kruuuus ur uw superintendent of this building," the watchman replied. "I want to see Colonel Harts, want to see him In the flesh," the visitor announced. "Well, but you see the office of the superintendent of public buildings and grounds is over In the Lemon building, and the office of the su perintendent of this building is down the corridor. It all depends upon which one you want." The visitor despaired and went to both places, for Colonel Hartsw holds down both Jobs. Tii. fnlnnl' third and fourth selves, respectively, are secretary to the rlne Arts uommission ana aia to the President. structlons." Both lectures were il lustrated. At a mee'ting Thursday night, C. J. Blanchard, statistician of the Reclamation Service, will apeak. Plney Branch Sleeting. There will be a meeting of the Plney Branch Citizens' Association In the Iowa Avenue M. E. Church Mon day, at 8 o'clock. Increase Memorial Funds. There will be a meeting tomorrpw night of the citizens' committee in charge of collecting funds for the Booker T. Washington Memorial, In the District of Columbia, at the head quarters of the organization, 704 T street northwest. WILL IRWIN .TO LECTURE CIVIL SERVICE TESTS Eleven Examinations Scheduled for Feb. 6, 7, 8, and 10. Eleven Civil Service examinations to fill Government positions will be held February 6, 7, 8 and 10, according to announcement made today. A mechanical draftsman will be chosen February 6. and a specialist In dairy cattle breeding the same day. A Junior physicist for the Bureau of Mines, electrical assistant for the Signal Service at the War Department, sanitary engineer for service In the Philippines, assistant steam engineer for the State, War and Navy building, woman trained nurse, and teacher of stenography in the Philippines are to be chosen February 7. Examinations for a chemical labora tories and mechanical laboratorlan will be held February 7-8. and a railway mall clerk will be selected February 10. LOCAL MENTION. Table d'Hote Dinner, 75c. Every Evening Dancing Music Sterling Hotel. Uth and E Streets N. W. War Correspondent to Be Heard by National Geographic Society. Will Irwin, the war reporter, will describe his visit to the Austro-Itallan front In lectures this afternoon at 4:50 o'clock and at SMS o'clock tonight, be fore the National Geographic Society, in the New Masonic Auditorium, Four teenth street and New York avenue. "With the Italian army in the Alps." Is Mr. Irwin's subject. The war cor respondent will tell of his visit to the Alps, where guns are mounted at a height of 10,000 feet and the mountain peaks are mined with explosives. He will illustrate his remarks with pic tures showing the difficulties of war fare under these circumstances. Barbers Install Officers. The new officers of the Barbers' Union, Local No. 239, which were in stalled at a meetlnc at the Moose Hall Wednesday night, are: Frank Fa- brlzlo, president; Antonio Fiona, vice president: Joseph Handlos, corre sponding and financial secretary: Au gust J. Kotlmann. 'recorder; Theodore W. Wetzell; treasurer; James E. Mor gan, guide; Millie Peruso, guardian. J. M. Kenyan To Speak. "War Conditions Abroad" is to be the theme of an address to be deliver ed by J. Miller Kenyon before the January meeting of the Men's Club of Christ Church, Georgetown. The meeting is to be held In the residence of George A. King, 1611 Twenty eighth street, Monday evening. Will Install Officer. Officers will be Installed at a meet ing Monday evening of the Legion ofLoyal Women. The meeting will be held in the oak room of the Raleigh at 8 o'clock. Musleale For Blind. There will be a concert for the blind in Pavilion No. 7, of the Library of Congress Tuesday evening at 8:15 o'clock. Herman Hoffman, Oscar Franklin Comstock, and Mary I. E. Hartley will erttertalrt. Trade Board Directors To Meet. Secretary J. Harry Cunningham,. of the Washington Board of Trade, an nounces that the January meeting of the board of directors is to be held Monday afternoon at 4:10 o'clock, in the board rooms. Vermontera To Meet. "Old Bennington" Is the subject of ad address to be given by Justice O. M. Bar ber of the Customs Court of Appeals, at the meeting of the Vermont State As sociation, Monday evening, at 1010 Seventeenth street. Following the address, Richard I Greene, son of Congressman Greene of Vermont will do a prestidigitation act. Miss Marian Lamer will sing, with Mrs. Fred Thompson as accompanist. Te Lecture en Philosophy. "The Relations of Philosophy to Mathematical Science" has been an nounced as the eubject for ' a lecture to be given before the Society for Philosophical Inquiry, at the Public Library tomorrow afternoon, by Henry Farquhar! Oecoqaan Head To Lecture. At tomorrow's meeting of the Fed eration of Citizens' Associations In the District building tomorrow. W. H. Whlt- taker, superintendent of the workhouse at Occoquan, will give an Illustrated lecture. Major Harllee To Lecture. Major William C Harllee. U. S. M. C. will lecture Monday evening on the work of rifle clubs of the District during the last year, with motion pictures il lustration taken on the rifle range at WInthrop, Md. The lecture will be given in tho ML Pleasant Congrega tional Church. Columbia road, near o'clock. at 8 FIND HER HOME ABLAZE. When Mrs. J. Wallace returned to her home, 1418 G street northeast, yesterday evening she' found the first floor filled with smoke. Two hucksters who were passing went to her assist ance and extinguished the blaze, which did $50 damage. The origin of the fire could not be learned. Kineheloe To Speak. Congressman Kineheloe of Ken tucky will make the principal talk, and Mrs. Kineheloe will render a musical program, at a meeting of the Kentucky State Association, to be held at the New Ebbltt next Wednes day night at 8 o'clock. Railroad Official. Guests. Howard Elliott, president of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railway, and Ellsha Lee, of the Fenn sylvanla railroad, are expected to be present at a dinner to be held Satur day night, February 10, by the Wash ington Traffic Club, In the Ratelgh Hotel. Joint Missionary Meeting. The annual Joint missionary meet ing of the Woman's Auxiliary and the Sunday School Institute of the diocese of Washington will be held at Epiphany pariah hall, 1317 O street northwest, Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock. Invitation! VISIT THE NEW HOME OF The Harper-Overfand Company At 1128-30 Connecticut Ave. See the Wfflys-Knight EIGHT and the COUNTRY CLUB , Being Shown For the First Time Prior to the New York Show. Open Evenings All This Week Hawaiian Music More Work Each Hour Have you not often heard a man remark that he wished there were more hours In a day so he could accomplish more? While you cannot put more hours Into the day, you can increase your working capac ity by wearing glasses that will permit your eyes to do a maximum amount of work with a minimum expenditure of energy. Let us grind for you a pair of toric lennes which not only give the wide-angle vision of the natural eye. but do away with those irritating reflec tions from the rear surfaces wbjch occur with ordinary lenses and unnecessarily tire the eyes. GLHuske Optical Company sotmam Buuums "" imo K.W kxjzskzehi Speak on Paotograpble Subjects. Under the auspices of the Federal Photographic Society, a meeting was held last night In the National Mu seum, at which Carl Oswald, of Rochester, N. Y., spoke on "Photo graphic Optics," and Francis S. Hal ley, director of the Bureau of Com mercial Economics of the District, de livered an address on "Visual In-1 lOcK GARDEN EitW 15c CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG LAST TWO DAYS FlhneWs Crested Star hi FOOLISH VIRGIN By THOMAS DIXOf OoffffiS STRAND WWe TODAY AND SAT. EXTRA MACK SWAIN IN "SAFETY FIRST' CLARA WILLIAMS THE CRIMINAL The Bread That Is Just Full of Bread irKKHBOsMll LOFFLER'S SAUSAGE i Have you Tried Loffler's Sliced Breakfast Bacon? LOFFLER'S SAUSAGE is about the most economical meat one can eat. Absolutely no waste all food-value. Many varieties all appetizing and wholesome all made of GOVT. INSPECTED MEATS. Kettle rendered Lard in Sanitary 1-Ib. Cartons tLoflfler's other products include HAMS, BACON, LARD, HOME-DRESSED BEEF, VEAL AND MUTTON. Government inspected (Establishment No. 328). At First-Class Grocers' & Our Market Stands A. LOFFLER PROVISION CO. iiMMmranmmiMl Factory: Benning, D. C. isHWiBHraiBil ! i i Corby's 1 0c Mothers Bread "The Great Big Loaf . With the Old Fashioned Slices" Order From oiir Grocer This is a new loaf made especially for those who desire a ten-cent loaf instead of two sir-cent loaves. Open Daily and Saturday 8:45 a. m. to 5:30 p. m.. uiLay3A Important Reduction Girls'and Misses' Coats Materials are cheviots, zibelines, wool plush, plaids, checks and mixtures. Colors are brown, green, and navy and the combination colors in the plaids, checks, and mixtures. Models worth op to $10:95. For gark from 8 to 14 years. Choice $&95 Models worth up to $12.95. For girls and misses from 8 to 18 years. Choice, $ 85 Kann's Second Floor. t i i January Sale of CHILDREN'S SHOES I - IL77"sfe . ZL B7XT r i "" aftA V 1 BBi BBBlsisisisisisisiaXW M Misses' sizes, liy2 to 2... SpecIaUy arranged for Saturday tho Children's holiday. t Sample, Factory Swplases, aad stock Clearance Ptann.il 9rv vnn.t . .. i -...... w. mvuma aiiv, uia uiore -loro presenting ralues scarcely possible to duplicate later because of the high cost of leather. QoatiIM or., iimif.. Sample sizes are li many different styles; the other lots Include gumnetals. patent leathors. tans; with cloth or leather tops. Button or lace styles. All sires In the combined lots. Children's sizes, 8 toll $1.79 $1.49 Infants' sizes, 5 to 8 Babies' sizes, 2 to 7 $1.19 . 79c Xann'i it.rtt th Floor. ! i Saturday Candy Specials 10c Delicious Nut Bars, at a bar. . . Filled with pecans, al monds, walnuts, cocoanut, peanuts, -and tutti fruiti. Chocolate Walnut Cream, -special, Q r Saturday, a lb UC Kann's-t5treet Floor. : & ' -f ! -mm-" I"1, ' opeoal bale Fancy Back Combs Tomorrow Oaly. ' JJ.00 Baok Combs; pretty styles, set with -white and 7Qf colored stones. Choice.. ' SOc Back Combs: assorted style, all set with white Qnn stones. Choice Ofi. Notion Store Street Floor. Our January Waist Sale Of Manufacturer's Samples and Surpluses Still Presents Unusual Values For Your Selection Nets, Georgette ' A Q and Crepe Waists at v Vfclnas to 17.50. The nets are In the street shades navy, brown, jrreen. Bursrundy, and black, cream lace ana coiorea omoruiucruu uauu trimmings. Lace and net combinations. Georgette and lace combination, and crepe de chine waists in white and flesh colors; also some In the dark shades. Georgette Crepe $" sn Waists at ... . 0 ' Value to S4.50. Plain Georgette, also embrold- orrf nr lace trimmed, some in a combination of both effects. Also crepe de chines in plain tailored styles or embromerea, ana wawis au 01 nice. Kann's Second Floor. away of .. ,,; in; ..,iiii,,i,iii. A tl"!"tcfc"- ! Sale Continues ! "Shuriok" Bags Novel Bits of JEWELRY 35c Gold Plated Jewelry j P.nfT Links. Lavallieres.l Brooch Pins, Bar Pins, Earrings, Slipper Buckles, Fancy Metal Chains. CHOICE. Gold Plated Jeioclry j An interesting assort-j ment of odds and ends ; small pieces. 1 Q r.rrnicE "i Gold Plated Jewelry Brooch Pins, Bar Pins, Lingerie Clasps, Hat Pins, and sundry other attrac tive novelties. CHOICE Sample Line; Two Lots I About Half Price i Some show slight signs J tof handling: also other? I bags made' by same manu-Ifacturer- included in the I sale. LOT 1 Bags and iPocketbooks; made to sell fat ?1.50 to ?3. hi Choice . .. vpi LOT 2 Bacrs and Books; made to-sell at $1 to $1.50. en- lOci Choice Kann's Street Kloor. mm ' 1 ' " . g '' I JKaiuvs btreet Floor. ; i i i M' f i i sjttasjtsintti "THX HOST COSHER" & 2Catm mt0 & Gta 8TH ST. AND MJJfNA. AVE. r I h.