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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5,-1918.
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NEED FOR TRAINING
IN ACCOUNTANCY
Men who want to know what to do
to succeed in buiincss can secure sub
stantial and trustworthy adrice from
the Government and from large busi
ness establishments. The advice Is
substantial, in that it does not con-
cist of words, but of what the Gov
ernment and these business houses
are doing today. It Is trustworthy. In
that large issues and much property
aepend upon those things which are
being; done.
The kind of men selected for leader
ship In the business side of the war
Is a reliable index to the kind of men
business now needs and will con
tinue to need. Upon whom does the
Government place the responsibility
lor the performance of the bis; busl
neja tasks of today? Which class of
mtn is in most demand to promote the
efficiency now exacted of business or
ganizations? How did the men now
entrusted with these tasks secure
their training? Answers to these
questions give a valuable clue as to
low a young man should plan his
business career.
Accountancy-Trained Men Land.
Of all the classes of men whom the
Government has entrusted with execu
tive posts, the accountancy-trained
men are in the majority. By "Accountancy-trained
men" I do not mean
men who merely understand bookkeeping
As an illustration, some ability Is nec
essary to draft a military map. to direct
strategic and tactical movements on the
basis of the facts disclosed by the map.
There is a wide difference between the
ability of the subordinate who prepares
uiese maps and that of the general who
directs. A like difference exists between
the bookkeeper and the acconntancy
trained man. Important executive posts
given oy ine uovernment to ac
countancy-trained men. because they
are familiar with the strategic and
tactical phases of business.
This work divides generally into three
kinds that connected with purchases
and stores, that connected with
organisation, and that connected with
the financing of the war.
la Every Department.
..Practically every department concern
ed with providing materials for the con
tact of the war has enlisted the services
of accountancy-trained men. Much of
inu material has been purchased en
what is known as the cost-plus basis.
accountancy-trained man is In
Home of Columbia School of Drafting
Ono
charge of the checking of these cost
pins contracts for the War Department.
Within a period of threa months, this
man has rendered decisions on some
MOO questions. Each of the questions
involved large sums of money as be
tween the Government and the con
tractors. Two divisions of the Govern
ment recently attempted to secure accountancy-trained
men for various pur
poses through the civil service. The
positions offered were lh highest paid
of any positions that have ever bsen
secured under the civil service signifi
cant proof of the substantial regard in
which the business ability of accountancy-trained
men is held.
This war emergency has necessitated
the organization of new boards and
commissions In the Government. Many
or these have been organised under the
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This entire building, located at the northeast corner of Fourteenth and T 'streets northwest, is occupied by
the drafting school, 8,000 square feet of floor space being provided.
tera and in the Liberty bond Issues.
Banking Institutions assisting the Gov
ernment In financing the war have
utilized the services of accountancy-
trained men as tax consultants.
Never has ordinary business been put
to the tests it is now undergoing. Effi
cient production is urgently demanded.
Merit, more than ever before, de
termines advancement, and the kind
of men who advance are the men whose
abilities are of the greatest use. This
war has emphasized a striking change
in the type of men who are becoming
business executives.
Major attention previously was paid
to the selling end of business; the gen
eral idea seeming to be make rales
and the business will take care of Itself.
Those were the days of Intense compe
tition, very naturally, the men who
became foremost in business were those
men who were capable of meeting ard
besting the competitors in their particu
lar line.
Business Policy Changed.
Within the more recent years, 4
marked change has gradually devel
oped. Men fight competitors less
than they did formerly. Business
promotion, however, still exists, and
there is still the effort to make sales.
But this effort is directed more to
the creation of public demand.
The creation of public demand.
moreover, is more and more bccomlnc
a matter of advertising, and less and
less a matter of salesmanshiD. Im
ponam mougn me selling problem
of two cost accountants recently ap
pointed to Important work in ship
building. Not long ago I was dis
cussing the new chemical Industries
vrlcint slni- tho Yvat lmmaifl4(.1ir
jthe friend with whom I had the dis
cussion told me of a large company
recently organized in which most of
the executive posts were held by accountancy-trained
men. Almost every
day news is received by me or the
advancement of accountanncy-trained
men to executive posts In modern
business.
Since both the Government and
business are pointing out. In a prac
tical way, the kind of business train
ing most in demand, the question
which the young man may ask Is.
Of what does accountancy training
consist? ,
ods, business law, business, finance
and business economics are all em
braced in the study of accountancy
Accountancy may be said to be the
science of business. It Is beense
business Is ceasing to be conducted
1-, rule-of-thumb methods, and Is be
ing conducted more as a science, that
accountancy-trained men are In de
mand. Study of the subjects consti
tuting the science of accountancy for
two and a half years, combined with
experience gained in business for a
further period of years, depending
upon Individual circumstances, ordi
narily fits a young man for buslnesi
leadership.
Will thin demand continue during
and after the war? There Is ever
reason to assume that it wliL Ac
countancy-trained men will be need-
' needed. Large production of raw ma
terials and of manufactured products
will be needed, both for foreign
countries and for our own country,
after the war.
Raw materials will be needed for
the rehabilitation of the countries
devastated by the war. Each of the
belligerent countries now has gov
ernment committees planning for
this rehabilitation. These govern
ment bodies are looking to America to
supply the raw materials.
War Will Create Demand.
Events arising from the war will
create a demand for our manufac
tured products In foreign countries.
Our merchant marine will open up the
markets of South America and the
Orient to American manufacturers.
The foreign banks we are establishing
will facilitate and aid In the develop
ment of hls trad. Foreign trade
combinations, authorized by the rcent
Webb act, will carry on this trade.
Here in this country there must
be a rehabilitation. Construction
work has been neghected in this war'
emergency.- Manufacturing of manv
things that we use has been stopped,
or curtailed. It will be many yearn j
before we catch up with - what wo
will heed after the war.
Then, as now, the demand for pro
duction will be met by a demand for)
men who understand the problems
of production. No single class so
well understands these problems as
accountancy-trained men. These aro
the men to whom business now look,
and will look, to meet the big eco
nomic changes that are underway.'
Wise, Indeed, Is the young roan who
heeds these tendencies of modern
business. They vclearly point out
that the greatest certainty of busi
ness success lies In securing a thor
ough training In the Science of" Bus
iness accountancy.
HOLY CROSS SEASON
BEGINS SEPT. 16
, September brings with It the renew
al of Interest In school life, and pre
sents to many parents the problem of
deciding on an educational institution
for their daughters. Holy Cross
Academy, overlooking the. National
Capital from its almost Ideal location
on Dumbarton Heights, offers a so
lution of their difficulties. Its curri
culum embraces standard and elective
courses, music, painting, modern
languages, and commercial work.
taught according to approved meth deared. and to see among the group
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Spacious grounds afford.opportunl-'
' es for tennis, basketball and other
outdoor sports which ore" strongly en
couraged, as physical development Is
believed to be an Important phase of
educational work. Cross-country walk
ing Is enjoyed, especially in. the spring
and fall when the weather invites It.
During the winter. lectures and en- i
lertalnments of various kinds are Ju
diciously arranged to break the mo
notony of school work and to prepare
the girls to met their social duties.
The music department, enjoying a
rather exceptional reputation. Insures
a thorough musical training, and the
'pupils are given many opportunities
to hear some or the world's greatest
artists.
On the third Monday in September,
Holy Cross hopes to welcome back tho
old friends to whom It is already en-
It Is net the United States arzay or
the United States navy that U at war
with Germany. It la the United States
ef America. This means yon. What
part are yen playing In (fee vrarf Ten
can help by buying War Savings
Stamps.
Public Library Training Class
Free Six Months Course
OrCXIXG OCTOBKIt so ,
A training class of those desiring positions in the Pubfic
Library of the District of Columbia.
Applicants must be between the ages of eighteen and
thirty-five and have a High School education or its equiva
lent The course requires seven hours of the student's time
daily.
At the completion of the training students are eligible
to positions on the library staff.
The course consists in library technique, book selection,
and practice work.
Apply for further information to Director, Training
Class, Public Library, 9th and N. Y. Ave.
TakeNo,Chancef
With Your Eyes!
Have Them Exaauted Befwe
Coramesdag the FaU Cesna
Ui-nl.ndePt;.haTa ben "tard.
S-in..the,r.,.tn,1,e " result ef
defective vision. A pair of ac
curately atted glasses will soon
correct the difficulty.
PARENTS!
If the children Mr nn t....-
Ing rapidly in their studies. It trl
not necessarily due to dullness.'
ery often we have found defective, 1
vision as the cause. Take no
chances Let our eyesight special-
1st Judge for you: If there Is noth-1
lng the matter with your tytt. we
will frankly tell you so. '
We do our own lens grinding o
the premises.
ADOLPHKAHN
935 F Street
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Business procedures, business meth- ed so long as large production If
P3fZ2Z2 S " ? "t thKe" most fmtanTpVoT
men. The ability of accoantancy-tralnad
men business organizers Is also rec
ognized by many of the organizations
aralstink In the conduct of war such
as the Red Cross.
finance is
lem of the present-day business or.
ganlzatlon.
This tendency of business is strik
ingly Illustrated In the newer Indus
tries arising since tbe war. One
a asblect with .ma ... ""' . ". L"" .?. V " . . . "c
sxeonntam-vJr.in.rf 17. -i """ ""'" ra" " me newo-
famnixr jtrTirf .t i oei paper a large advertisement for a
SitedoU tnUl.e,' aTC " 22" o"Unt In a large shipyard
sisted the Government in taxation mat- That same afternoon I received word
Civil Service Preparatory School
Southeast Comer Twelfth and F Streets N. W.
SPECIAL INSTRUC
TION IN DECIMAL
FILING
Stenography, Typewriting,
Decimal Filing, Bookkeep
ing, Mathematics.
Special Courses for all
first grade Civil Service ex
aminations: The School is
open day and night, winter
and summer, and students
may enter at any time.
Tuition for each course,
$5.00.
L. Adolph Richards, M.
A. M. S.
Tuition For Entire
Course, S5.00
Special Bookkeeping
Course, S5.00
Typewriting: Course,
$5.00 per Month
Phone Franklin 2080.
National School of
Fine and Applied Art
FELIX MAHOHY, lireclw Telephone Main 1760
1505 Peonsyivaeia Avenue Washington, d. c.
Kixt to liggs Bank
Dy and evening classes in drawing, painting;, portrait, and
Kplptare i from life, landscape painting, caricature, and cartooning,
interior decoration, costume designing, textiles, illutrations, letter
ing, Clustrative advertising, poster composition, sketch classes,
Courses professional, progressive, practical, and comprehensive. Sim
plified spectrum color system taught day and evening.
A course in craftsmanship, such as is being taught to the dis
abled soldiers and which is to be in great demand both for the actual
vrork and the teaching of it
A nevr and most comprehensive course in the drawing of the
nude figure by system.
Twenty-three students from this school are in Camouflage
Sections of the United States Army and Navy.
Sergt. Charles A- Dunn, a student of this school, is national
winner of the National War Savings Stamp poster contest.
DAYLIGHT ILLUMINATION FOR EVENING CLASSES
The School will open for registration, September 1, 1918.
Winter Term begins October 1, 1918, said ends
May 27, 1919.
Day and Evening Classes for War Workers.
SEND FOR CATALOG.
"The recollection
of quality re
mains long after
the' price is for
gotten' We are equipped to do the
best multigraphingN work in
Washington.
Mailing
Multigraphing
Machine Folding
Special attention and care
is given to work of educar
tional institutions.
rtK ADVERTISING SERVICE
DIRECT MAiL ADVERTISING
Maryland Building -Washington
MAIN 4151
ST. ALBANS
THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
FOR BOYS
Country Day and Boarding School
Re-opens Wednesday, September 25th, 1918
Telephone Cleveland 470
Bishop of Washington,
President of Board of Trustees.
WILLIAM W. CHURCH,
Head Master.
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JUL. Eleventh and G
THE SHOPPING WCENTEks
LSTAA,
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Back to School Soon I
But to the Palais Royal First! ;
A
S the result of preparations made in advance, we are offering many won
derful values in needed wearables for boys, girls and misses soon to re
turn to school.
On the Third Floor a big, roomy Misses' and Children's Department
offers the newest things in Suits, Dresses, Coats, Sweaters, etc., for girls,
and Smart New Suits fcr boys. The Hosiery Department on the First Floor
and the Underwear Department, too, come forward with many interesting
specials in dependable Hosiery and Underwear, featuring the best standard
qualities.
In fact, most of the departments have something the children need for
school wear, and certainly nothing is more in keeping with the spirit of the
times than to come and choose NOW at Palais Royal Always Moderate Prices.
Children's New Fall Coats
Priced Froni $13.98 to $25
A CHARMING collection of models that will afford
splendid choosing for mothers of girls up to 16
years. Materials include cheviots, broadcloths and mix
tures; some have handsome fur collars and cuffs, large
belts and pockets, others more strictly tailored. Now is
the time to make selection.
Falsi Royal Tklrd FUu.
Sweaters for Misses and
, Children at $2.50 to $6.98
OF all wool and fiber sQk in the newest styles and
colors, among which are green, rose, coral, gold,
blue and white; both button front and slip-over styles.
In sizes 2 to 14 years. Very moderately priced.
, Palaia Royal Third Floor.
Boys' and Girls' Fine Ribbed
Hose, best wearing and most
economical; 3 pairs for $1.00.
Pair, 35c
Children's New Fall Hats
Very Charming, $2.98 Up
SMART-LOOKING, splendidly fashioned hats of velvet,
velour, corduroy and felt, some daintily trimmed with
ribbons, others more strictly tailored. Certainly a new
hat will be required for school opening. Our stock offers
variety and the utmost in value at the price you wish to
pay.
ratals noyal Third Floor.
Girls' "Merode" Fleeced
Vests and Pants, 55c to 95c
Boys' Part Wool Union Suits,
$2.00.
Aractive Smocks and Middies
at $1.98 Up to $3.98
SMOCKS in sizes from 14 to 22 all the newest and
best colors, made with large pockets and belts. A
splendid assortment. The middies are in sizes 6 to 22;
made of white jean and galatea with blue and white col
lars; others in regulation styles with flannel collars arl
cuffs; braid and emblem trimmed. Excellent for school
wear. a
FalaL Royal Third Floor.
Jack Tar Dresses at $3.50
JUST what one needs for the children's school wear;
easy to keep clean, easy to slip on, always tidy-looking.
Made of white and blue material in one and two
piece styles; braid and emblem trimmed. Sizes 6 to 14
years. At S3. 50 to ?5.
Tnlal Royal Third Floor.
School Bags at 60c to $2.50;
Pencil Cases, 35c up; Pencils,
2c up; Pads, 5c up.
Gingham Dresses, $1.98, $3.75
IN the newest styles large plaid and Sstripe designs,
others in plain colors with smocking; high-waist styles
that are very becoming to girls from 6 to 14 years. Won
derful values in the collection at the above prices.
rnlala Ilojnl Third Floor.
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MUSIC
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STUDIO
OPENS IN .
WASHINGTON
OF interest to Wash
ington's musical
circles is the arrival
in the city of Mr. and Mrs.
August King-Smith, 'who
will open their studios in
the near future at 1715
Connecticut Avenue.
MR. KING-SMITH Is
a teacher of sing
ing, and Mrs. King
Smith is an exponent of
Mrs. Evelyn Fletcher
Coop, of Boston, teaching
the Fletcher Music Method
for children until the out
break of the war they were
located in Paris where Mr.
King-Smith was head of
the Department of Singing
in L'Institut Internationale
des Sciences des Arts.
Previous to his obtaining
this position and his study
of the Science of Singing
with Dr. Brown Landone,
Mr. King-Smith had studied
with the great Jean De
Reszke, Oscar Seagle and
Charles W. Clark.
ASIDE from his speci
alty as a voice
teacher, Mr. King
Smith is an accomplished
organist and conductor,
having been organist and
choir director at the Ameri
can Church while in Paris,
and has successfully con
ducted choral societies and
music festivals.
Direct Inquiries to
Mr. A. King-Smith
3179 18lh Street
Phone Colombia 657G
Phone
Main 5260
and put
Your Want Ad
In
Tomorrow's Times
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