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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919.
PRESIDENT 10 HE LIQUOR BAN OCT. 1 ST S PREDICTION ; Louis Garthe, Washington corre spondent of the Baltimore American, in a dispatch to that paper today, writes: .. War-time prohibition, -which -went int5NCect on July 1, will be lifted by a proclamation of" President Wil son on October 1 aB the result of pressure hy banks, according to in f ormation'obtalned here today in high circles. Millions of Dollars lied Up. Millions of dollars are tied up in whiskey and wines in this country as the result of the operation of war time prohibition, which was passed months before it was apparent that war would end on November last. The measure was not intended as . a moral regulator but simply and solely to conserve food products. It becomes effective despite efforts of the President to influence Congress to give him authority to lift the ban on beer and wines and caught the distillers and brokers with a large supply on hand. Revesae Twables. Since its operation in the last six weeks the receipts of the Government from internal revenue have -fallen greatly with the result that the ways and Means Committee are now seri ously considering the necessity to enact additional revenue raisers to make up for the losses from the- re turns from the whiskey and beer taxes. But the serious aspect which is in - fluencing the President to act aside r from his known desire to play fair with a semi-legalized Industry, is the great amount of money loaned to ids- tillers and brokers on whiskey in -storage. In many sections banks find themselves seriously hampered by the inability of the whiskey men to lift the loans. Army Virtually Demobilized. By October 1, it was estimated today by a War Department official that the army will be demobilized to all intents and purposes; President -Wilt-on indicated In his statement issued when he left Breath refusing to lift the ban at that time, that he could not act until demobilization had ended and Intimidated most strongly that lie woBld act then. In anticipation of such action deal ers are now sending letters to mem bers of Congress offering to sell theml wises and liquors at greatly reduced prices -on October 1. These letters say that the wet stuff cannot be sent to them in Washington, put will be delivered to them in Baltimore or in outlying districts where tne bone dry law does not operate. Dry Fighting Hard. Leaders in the Anti-saloon League who anticipate that the President will lift the wartime prohibition! as he has authority to do when demoblliza Uon'has ended, have started a. cam paign to influence the President to keep the lid down until the nation goes on its actual long dry spell on January 17 when national prohibition becomes effective. They say that the lifting of the ban would mean murder and trouble, and that it would be a national dis grace to open up thipgs for a rldt that would follow throughout the country. They declare that the movement would offer the whiskey and beer men an opportuity to make extravagant riches in selling their product, and would tend to increase the high cost of liv ing stress now existing. WATCH HOME FOR RICH DRAFT DODGER PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23. Agents of the Department of Jutsice here have put a watch on the residence of tirover. C. Bergdoll. the millionaire draft evader, in the belief that he is at his heme, it was announced to day. Department of Justice officials re fuse to comment on the likelihod -of Eergdoll's arrest. KITCHEN STOVE DISTILLgFjY FOUND IN WE$T VIRGINIA CLARKSBURG, "W. Va.. Aug. 23. J. Walter Bee. of the State prohibition department, discovered -a novel stjll designed for use on a kitchen stove. H has a mash pan with a capacity of tjvelve gallons, and is devoid of the usual coil, which is supplemented1 by a short pipe. A small cold-water -pan is used for condensation. It can distill two gallons of corn liquor or apple brandy every twinty four hours, whioh. at the prevailing prices for bootleg product, vould mean an annual gross production of about $20.00 e. AUTO FALLS IX GORGE; 3 DEAD. NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y.. Aug.' 23. Two women and a girl. Mrs. Cather ine Lyall. Mrs. Edna Dlel. her daugh ter, and three-year-old Cacherin Dlel; were killed instantly yextcrday when an automobile plunged i;iO feet over the Niagara Gorge bank. 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" Z - . - . i WANTS GOUGER BILL E Amendment Calls for Penalty of $5,000 to Be Permanent To provfde a penalty qf $5,000 line, or two years Imprisonment, or both, for rent profiteers in the District of Columbia, Senator Harrison, of Mis sissippi, offered an amendment today to the Government antl-proflteerlng bill passed by the House yesterday, making the bil lappllcable to include the rent situation in Washington. The House bill, which Is supposed to extend the foods control act to pre vent profiteering in foodstuffs, would be amended by Senator Harrison with the following clause: "To prevent in the District of Colum bia unreasonable profits on -dwelling houses and dwelling rooms held for lease, rent or hire." Senator Harrison's amendment of fers a new clause to tae bill, imposing the same penalties for food profiteer ing upon rent profiteers. The clause provides a fine of $5,000. or two years imprisonment, for persona,, who "ex act unreasonable and excessive prices for the lease, rent or hire of any dwelling or dwelling rooms in tne District of Columbia." The act would be amended still further by making it e. permanent Government policy instead of merely during the duration of the war. 'WHITE WINGS' FOR HOLY LAND SOUGHT Young Jews Urged to Volun teer for CIean.-up Work in Palestine. LONDON. Aug. 23. The proposal to rrganlze a great army of vour.g Jew ish men. who wl'l "volunteer a year or more of their !:," to clean up Palestine and miUt- it a plecsant abiding place for the Jew? who wish to return to the horn-? land, is being considered by the leaders of the Zion ist movement in London. "Personally. I would not be ur prised if it is found practical to or ganize such a group to do the rough labor of development in Palestine." it was declared by Dr. De Haas, who recently returned from the Holy Land, where he made an extensive tour with Louis 1). Brandies, of the United States Supreme Court. "It would be doing on a great scale what 'white wings' have so successfully accomplished In Ameri ca." Mr. Brandies and his colleague are holding a series of conferences with the general executive committee of the Zionist movement and are devel oping policies for immediate opera tions in Palestine. AUNT GIVEN BOY KIDNAPED TWICE CUMBERLAND. Md . Aug. 23. John Cooper, aged nine years, twice kid naped by his father, Ernest Cooper, and once by his mother, formerly Mis Marcella Dean, of Martinsburg. W. Va., whc is seeking a dlvoice, was awarded by the juvenile court to the custody of his aunt, Mrs. Amanda K. Shuck, today. The father Is to pay $20 a month for his maintenance. The last time the lad was kidnaped was from the home of his grandfather. John Dean, Martinsburg, w. Va, by his father, who took him to his home i In Johnstown, Pa. 10 INCLUD NT BILLY SUNDAY TO PREACH AT OCEAN GROVE ANNIVERSARY ASBURT PARK, N. J., Aug. 23. The Rev. "Billy" Sunday, evangelist, returned to Ocean Grove yesterday after an absence of three years, to assist in the annual camp meeting services which mark the fiftieth an niversary of the establishment of Ocean Grove. Today Sunday will deliver the first of a series of sermons, concluding August 31. It Is expected the Rev. Dr. Aaron E. Ballard, ninety-eight years old, president of the camp meeting association, will participate. AUSTRIAN TREATY GIVEtfOUT MONDAY PARIS. Aug. 23. The peace treaty with Austria will be handed to the Austrian delegation Monday. The al lies will give the Austrians seven days in which to submit an answer to the terms. ( . Dr. Karl Renner, Austrian chan cellor, has notified the peace confer ence that the treaty will be taken to Vienna before It Is signed. NOTED WOMAN ASTROLOGER DIES IN NEW YORK, AGED 60 NEW YORK, Aug. 23. Mrs. Susan Dilsham Stevenson, one of the most noted astrologers in the United States, and for the past sixteen years secre tary of the Astrological Society of America, is dead here, at the age of sixty. Mrs. Stevenson was born in Dub lin, Ireland, and came to this country thirty-eight years ago. WEST. VA. WOMAN GIVEN SERBIAN MERCY CROSS BELGRADE, Aug. 23. In recogni tion of her services with the American Red Cross commission to Serbia, Mis Anna Mourot has had the Cross of Mercy conferred upon her by Prince Nicholas. Miss Mourot comes from Martins Ferry. W. Va., and has been In Serbia for the past six months. She has been attached to the head quarters start of the commiHsion lo cated at Belgrade. She served for eight months in France before going to the Balkans. 4 IRELAND GREY'S BIG PROBLEM. LONDON. Aug. 23. Ireland- -th cancer, tin fine thorn In the side of Anglo-American friendship will be the big problem with which Vincoiint Grf-y. will have to deal as British ambassador to the United States. "The Irish question must be cleared up soon," said Cecil B. Harmsworth, parliamentary unJer-secretary for foreign affairs today," I do not Know wiiat Lord Grey's policy will be. bu ou may rest assured that it will bo the best for all concerned." eaki.ks vnr.K Pitun krin. NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Aug. 23. Ex tension of "the principle of self-determination in its truest sense to ire land." is the substance of a. resolu tion adopted by the Grand Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, in ses sion here. Th convention will cloae tonight with the installation of the newly-el-ctcd president, Elbert H. Weed, of Oshkosh. Wis., and other officers. ASKS ABSOLUTE I1IVORCK. Misconduct is alleged in a suit filed in the District Supreme Court yester day by Verne A. Jones, who wanU. an absolute divorce from James M. Jones. A colrespondent Is named. The wife, represented by Attorney J. C. Brown, also alleges non-support. The couple were married in July. 1917, and have one child. WIFE SUES FOR SEPARATION. Gertrude Lytic, though Attorney J. C. Colvin, today filed suit In the Dis trict Supreme Court against John R. Lytic for separate maintenance and custody of their two children, allccr- ing nonsupport They were married March 6, 1916. NURSE, 38, DIES OF POISON; TELLS REAL NAME AT END RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 23. Mrs. Mary Agon, a nurse, thirty-eight years old, died at the Virginia Hospi tal today from the effects of taking poison tablets last week. She was thought to be on the road to recovery, but suffered a relapse this morning. Until shortly before her death she had given her name as Mrs. Taylor, but when she realized that the end was near she informed the hospital authorities that her real name was Agon, and that her home was in Carlisle ,Iowa . ALEXANDRIA NEWS Negro Burglar Who Operates Only in Homes of Own Race Sought By Police. ALEXANDRIA. Va., Aug. 23. A daring negro burglar, who has been operating in the western section of the city during the past week, most of his depdedations occurring in the day time, has caused considerable anxiety among the negroes and has puzzled the police. The robber has confined his operations to houses oc cupied by colored persons, in whose absence he effects an entrance and carries away clothing and cash. In one instance he entered a house and finding one of the occupants at home beat a hasty retreat, but not before the man in the house had gotten a good description of him. Charles Edward Wright, sixty-seven years old .for many years in the em ploy of the Mutual Ice Company, died Thursday at the home of his daugh ter. Mrs. Mary Cruff. 628 South Fair fax street. The funeral will be held at 5 o'clock this afternoon. Edward Wine Christian, seventy two years old. whose home was in Mobile. Ala., died last night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Phineas J Dampsey, in South Fairfax street, where he was on a visit. He is sur vived by three sons. Mr. Christian served In Col. John S. Mosby's com mand during the civil war. The body will be sent to Mobile tonight for burial. CapL Louis N. Duffey, who was fourteen months overseas with the 110th infantrj. -arrived in New York Monday. Ho was met on his arrival by Mrs. Duffey, who is spending the summer at Virginia Beach with her parents, the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. E. V. Regester. Captain Duffey left last night for a short visit at Virginia Beach and from there will go to Camp Dix, N. J. CASH OVERLOOKED BY TRAIN ROBBERS BIRMINGHAM. Ala. Aug. 23 The masked band which held up the Louisville and Nashville train Just outside of Columbia, Tenn.. Wednes day night, secured hardly enough monoy to pay for the gasolene used In the automobile In which they es caped, according to postal inspectors here. The train was carrying very lit tle money and the registered mail bag checked up O. K, with the exception of one package, which was somewhat mutilated. Chief Mail Clerk W. W. Shea, on the train, declared the robbers failed to make a haul. Express company officials here declare their portion of the car was not entered. TAKE NEW CAR; LEAVES OLD O.VE HAGEKSTOWN, Md., Aug. 23. A new ?1.C0() automobile. owned by Harry E. Sellers, merchant at Cono cocheague. was ' stolen Wednesday from his garage, the lock on which was broken. A small car. bearing a Pennsylvania license, was .found near the garage abandoned, It is thought, by the rubbers, who were looking for a new car. The stolen car was traced to near Hancock, where it left the main road. COPS STAND PAI N UNION PLANS (Continued from Page One.) does not disassociate Itself from the federation. If the Commissioners should order the discharge of all members of the union there might be brought about something In the nature of a strike, but the constitution of the union con tains a "no strike" provision, so the union would be violating its own con stitution to resort to steps of this kind. Recourse to the courts in the way of an injunction against the Com missioners would be carefully con sidered by the union and the feder ation, which announces that it will see the men "through." The federa tion is supplied with shrewd legal advisers, and the union would not lack in legal counsel. The Commissioners themselves. In stead of dismissing the men. might obtain access to the courts, although the hints are strong that if the order of the Commissioners is disobeyed the steps to be taken by them will be drastic. Police Force Already Short. The danger in the present situation is that the already depleted police- force may suffer further depletions. The force Is still sixty or seventy men short of the quota provided by law, and it is getting more difficult each day to obtain satisfactory re cruits. The Fire Department is not In the same position because the require ments in the Fire Department are not at all as exacting as in the Police De partment. Applicants accepted on the police force must be at least two inches taller and weigh considerably more than applicants for firemen. The educational qualifications must be bet ter on the police force, where the character investigations are also more rigid. The Fire Department now has Its full quota, w.ith half a dozen ell glblcs waiting, and about ten applica tions on file. The basis of the discontent in the police department is the pay. Men of the type necessary to become police men are worth more money than they get,, and Congress knows this, but still does not act. Membrs of Con gress point to the fact that it is cur ious the pcdlce force cannot be re cruited while the fire department is rcruitd on salaries lower than po licemen. The reasons have been given. It is difficult to get the kind of men wanted for policemen on the, present salary scale. .May Vhc Military Force. The Commissioners do not fear that they will be unable to police Wash ington in ease the Policemen's Union forces a situation that carries the iT.embership and morale of the force to a point that endangers the peace and order of the city. It is always possible to obtain the services of the military branch of the Government, it is pointed out. .s a Federal city the Federal Government authorities would lose, no time in putting ade quate forces of soldiers Into Washing ton until the "show down" of -both sides had been completed and the questions at issue settled. These sold iers can be obtained at the call of the Commissioners, it is said. Even Congress may take a hand In the fight that looms ahead. There is hqine sentiment in the House for abolishing the police force and using soldiers anyhow. This sentiment has not been strong, but nobody can now predict how events may shape them selves. CATGUT SCRAPING CONTEST PLANNED BY OLD FIDDLERS ATLANTA. Ga.. Aug. 23. The old time llddlersof Texas. New Mexico, Arkansas and Oklahoma have dial lengcd the old-time fiddlers o Georgia to a catgut-scraping contest here during the Confederate Veterans' reunion in October. The challenge has been accepted with glee. Georgia's champion fid dlers are alreadv practicing "Turkey In the Straw." "Old Black Joe" anJ other ancient melodies. MEXICO AFRAID OF ttmmmm (Continued from Page One.) have radio apparatus capable of car rying a mesafce from 200 to 750 miles. The nUnes now being used carry only 125 or 150 miles. All these, planes carry machine guns, and Oan be equipped for bombing Is nec essary. Col. W. T. Johnston, chief of staff, says the shipment of armored, tanks to Columbus, New Mexico, and sev eral other places on the border has no connection with the present bor der trouble. They form a part of the la'rge amount of surplus war material which was ordered by the Depart ment months ago, and Is now being aenvered by the manufacturers. Huge War Sappllea. N Besides the tanks, there are a large number of rifles, wagons and other equipment stored along th,e border from El 'Paso to San Antonio This could be thrown Into Immediate use If necessary. The guns include twenty French 75 millimeters, recently shipped from here to El Paso. GUNS OF U. S. LINE BORDER AS"CAVALRY PENETRATES MEXICO ON BANDIT HUNT MARFA, Tex, Aug. 23. Re-enforcements of American troops and ma chine guns have been brought up and stationed at strategic points along the Mexican border. All the American army posts in the Big Bend section have been strengthened. This move was explained today by army officers as merely a precautionary measure, and in the nature of a practice ma neuver for the men. No apprehension Is felt of an at tack at a point in the district either by bandits or Carranzista troops. Nor have-the officers any fear of a claskh between the Carranzistas and the troops of the Eighth cavalry now pur sping the Mexican outlaws. Wo Trace of Outlaws. American cavalrymen rode hard all day Friday through the mountains without again coming Into contact with any groups of the outlaw gang of Jesus Rentario that held two American airmen for ransom, accord- ing to reports reaching headquarters. The Carranzista troops In the re gion now beolng combed by the Americans are not In great numbers. Such Carranzista units as have come into contact with the American caval rymen have shown no disposition to Interfere. An aviator brought word that a column of the Sixth Cavalry, under command of Maj. C. C. Smith, met a column of Mexican Federals. The Mexican commander merely Inquired if the Americans were on Mexican soil with the authority of the Ameri can Government and then passed on. Test of EaaBrmace. While the pursuit of the bandits continues airplane service is being kept up between the advanced posts and headquarters here. American of ficers now express the opinion that the chase has resolved itself into a test of endurance between the Ameri can cavalry horse and the Mexican pony, with the former sure to win. This is the fifth day of the hunt. It is pointed out that it la the cus tom of the bandits to split np into groups of two, three, and four, when pursued, and to meet at some wild point in the mountains within from foun to ten days. If this policy Is followed in the present instance, the trail of one group may lead ftorthe place of rendezvous, and render the capture of the whole band probable. Maj. Gen. Joseph T. Dickman, com mander of the Southern department. United States army, left Marfa for San Antonio last night. MEXICAN RAILWAYMEN READY TO FIGHT, THEY SAY MEXICO CITY, Aug. 23. The Rail waymen's Association, numbering 100,000 members, has presented to the government a resolution protesting its loyalty and offering to fight should the present International situation re sult in hostilities. Newspapers here Insist that he danger of American in tervention is not yet passed. ROBBED OF $12,600 ON TRAIN BY CARRANZISTAS LAREDO, Tex., Aug. 23. Albert von Hoffman, of St. Louis, arrived here yesterday and reported to Fed eral authorities that he had been "held up on a train en route from Vera Cruz and robbed of 51Q.0OO In cash and Jewelry valued at $2,600. He left last night for Washington, D. C. Von Hoffman, who says he is a citizen of the United States, said that he had been to Vera Cruz to visit his coffee plantation, and was returning when the robbery occurred. He ac cuses Carranza soldiers. U. S. INTERVENTION SCORED AT MEETING IN MONTEREY LAREDO, -Tex., Aug. 23. Reports concerning the anti-lnterventtonlsf demonstration held at MonteM. Tuesday night, at which Governor Zambrano presided, were received here last night. Violent speeches were made against intervention by the United States. ASKS CARRAXZA TO RESIGN. SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Aug. 23. Copies of the manifesto issued in Mexico City by Alfredo Robles Domin guez, former adviser of President Madero, calling upon Carranza to re sign have been received here. Dom Inguez, who Insists he Is neither a rebel nor an advocate of sedition urges Carranza to resign and give way to a provisional government. He charges the Mexican chief with re sponsibility for all existing interior and exterior difficulties. 1,000 UNFAITHFUL WIVES SUED BY CANUCK SOLDIERS WINNEPEG, Aug. 23. More than 1.030 divorce cases will be heard whin court opens here September 15. Most of the applications were filed by returned soldiers whose wives were unfaithful. 4 AEOHDUKE JOSEPH, who is J5X$Signed as head tf Hungarian, govern ment. IIUeENTSAND .C.LBUIZ (Continued from Page One.) into the Treasury of the United States. It is said that since the last ac counting was made, there has accumu lated approximately $250,000 which Is credited to the' District when it should be turned ov$r to the United States. The sub-committee will have an audit made of the books of Alonzo Tweedale, District Auditor, to deter mine whether moneys are credited to the District which should go to the United States. Treasury Joint Probe Flaased. Investigation of the various branches of the government of the District of Columbia probably will be made by a Joint House and Senate committee, and not merely by the House subcommittee, it became known today. Congressman Norman 7. Gould, chairman of (he subcommittee of the Houm District Committee, named to investigate police salaries and author ized by a resolution of Congressman Carl E. Mapes to include all branches of the District .government, will hold a conference Monday with Senator Cald er, who Is chairman of a Senate sub committee, delegated with similar authority. Would 'Sare "Work. "To avoid duplications in work, and make it possible for one sub committee to have he advantage of the work the.oth.er has been doing. it would appear that Joint hearings should be held," Mr. Gould said. '"Before preparing a definite pro gram for the Inquiry I shall confer with Senate Calder and find out Just what his subcommittee proposes to do. They are drafting a measure providing for a virtual reorganiza tion of the Metropolitan police, and the hearings should be based, in a measure, on provisions of a bill that will make for efficiency in the po lice department Should Senator Calder agree with Chairman Gould that there should be a Joint Congressional investigation, a resolution, similar to that Introduced In the House yesterday by Chairman Mapes, of the House District Commit tee, probably will be introduced In the Senate. CoaualtfO Has Free HaaeT. The Mapes resolution gives the sub committee a free hand-in delving into all affars of the District, District of ficials -and employes, past and present. The resolution wiU be considered at a meeting of 'the House Rules Com mittee on Monday, "and Mr. Mapes will ask 'that it be reported out Mon day afternoon. Mr. Gould states that investigation of certain officials of the District and their official conduct does not mean that they are op trial, but that the committee is desirous of finding out just what there is "In complaints that have been made to members of the House, apd particularly to the House District Committee. It is probable that counsel will be present" at the hearings to represent officials summoned before the com mittee, although the Investigation will not be a prosecution. Seek Status of $6,000,000 Sarplns. Chairman Mapes. of the House Dis trict Committee, who offered the reso lution authorizing the investigation of the District government, today shed light-on that provision of the measure, which provides .for an in vestigation of District finances. He states that the committee will ascertain the status of the J6.000.9CO surplus that the District government has to Its credit in the Treasury of the United States. Some officials hold that this surplus does not in reality exist. Others hold that It does exist, and should be pro rated over a period of years for Dis trict Improvements, or for the ex pense of operation of the District government. Under the provisions of the Mapes" resolution, the subcommittee has authority to go to the bottom of th3 matter and recommend some plan by which this so-called surplus can 'wi charged off or can be appropriated for District uses. UKRAINIANS TAKE ODESSA. LONDON. Aug. 23. Ukrainian forces have occupied Odessa after fierce fighting north of the city, it was learned here today from Ukrain ian sources. The Bolshevik black sea detachment has deserted to the Ukrainians, reports stated. ', wmmmmammmmmomimmiemiemmsm &&- ii.; vvi'lvll : : m:w'' mmm-jm BaaaVBaaaaaaaft? HHLk JHHlHEHB JsWgsaaaaB H FUEL N H - .-, . .M. pA -aW ii -t-mz II n fflf ,ymnliMrfliTfti rnf reBQilciTr iJftliUiflu lUUJriLLl. innrcvu w i . - - TEACHERS DECLARE (Continued from Page One.) and three-uarter not8i aBd it sema the most natural thing la the worW to do a contortion act iBstead of executing an artistic step. 'No wonder our Bwojsean allies are alarmed over tbi introduetten of American dancing in their hitherto dignified circles! Our music tke so called typical American music is nothing but an adaptation ef tae ne gro cakewalk. Shoald Be . Bdacat'oaaL "We are establishing a natlenal school for music and dancing, and" It will set the standard for dancing throughout the country. It is very i significant that the Government should have excepted dancing classes from a war tax on the grounds that they are a part of the nation's educa tional system. Dancing should be come part of the curriculum of all public schol. "There Is a time and a place for everything. But the danoe hall is ho placs for disgusting ImmoraHty." Miss Luella Hanes, of New Orleans, pointed to the fact that throughout the country there is a determlae4 movement to reform dancing or ban ish it. Stage Partly to Blase. "This movement la store widespread than people believe," she said. "The fox trot, waltz fend one-step will he retained, but all ' objectionable fea tures will be takes from even these dances. Our modern" stage is partly to blame. "Theatrical managers seem deter mined to make professional dances as vulgar as possible, and vhave added insult to injury "by raakisg remarks abput them from the stag. Young people see these dances and immedi ately imitate them and with star tling success, too. Thousands' cf dol lars are being wasted every yer to pay dance hall inspectors. We intend to make dancing so decent thatln- snectors will not have anything to do." In this she was enthusiastically supJ ported by Thomas McDougall, ef Pitts burgh and Miss F. Kohl, of Madison, Wis.; Mrs. Gus Zimmerman, of Cleve land; Fred Christenson, of Seattle, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Blyna, ef Rook ford. III.; E. B. Gaynor, of' Chicago; E. B. Everetts, of Houston, Tex; Mies Ila Knowles. of New York, and Otto Halnemann, of Boston. The American National Asseojatiea of Masters of Dancing and the Amer ican Society of Professors of Danc ing', the two oldest associations in the United States, have amalgamated, and are meeting in Joint session. Their combined forces have pledged themselves to fight for proper danc ing until the battle is won. s FORM LEGION POST Former service men of the War Bisk Insurance Bureau last night fesmed the StukrC Walcott Post, of the5er Icaa JXgiori at a" meeting imf Carrol Hall. ' ' ' ' The name of the post was, chosen in honor of Stuart Walcott, the sop of Dr. Charles D. Walcott, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, an avia tor, who was killed near St. Couplet, during action. O. V. Kessler was elected cem mander, Duncan MacColman, senior vice commander, Henry Hays, jr., vice commander, Harry E. SeydeL adju tant, and J. R. Haley, quartermaster. Another meeting, next Tuesday, will he addressed by Col. E. Lester Jones, one of the most active organisers of the legion, and Lieut. Howard Fisk. adjutant of the District commandery. ART COLORING WILL BE TAUGHT IN PLAYGROUNDS Art coolring is to be taaght In the playgrounds of the District, Mrs. Susie Koot Rhodes, spervisor of play rounds, announced today. Directors and assistant directors ef playgrounds are taking lessons todayj in this work. Miss Margaret Stewa is teacher and is holdinsr classes In hr "studio apartment" at 348, the Burlington, from 2 o'clock this after noon until 10 o'clock tonight. Miss fctewart has Invited the public to wit ness an exhibition of her work. STRIANS ASK FRENCH MA2TDATE. PARIS. Aug. 23. Syrians In 'Paris probably will ask that France acaept a mandate over their country. Liberty Bonds Bought For CASH We Paid for $50 Bonds Friday 1st 3V2 Per Cent. .$49.82 1st 4 Per Cent $46.97 2d 4 Per Cent $46.46 1st 4V4 Per Cent. .$46.90 2d 4V4 Per Cent. .$46.63 3d 4V4 Per Cent.. $47.92 4th 4V4 Per Cent. .$46.87 Victory $49.95 In addition to these prices we pay full value for Liberty Bond coupons due. Interest paid to date of sale. We buy $100. J500. and Jl.OvO Liberty Bonds of all issues. We Also Buy Part Paid Liberty Bond Cards and 'Wat Savings Stamps Without red tape. going through any We Use No Checks. We Pay Cash Only. Liberty Investment Co. Phone Main 7589 920 F Street N. W. Open dally St30 a.m. to 6l30 p&u WAR RISK VETERAN