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WASHINGTON PAGE THE WASHINGTON TIMES FOR ALL WASHINGTON PEOPLE WASHINGTON. SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 22. 1919. D.C.RENTSMAY Commisston Likely to Decide Such an Increase Over War Period Entirely Fair. By BILL PRICE. The thousands of Washingtonian?. who will turn for relief or juetice to the rent commission to be named by President Wilson as soon as Congress confcues will be deeply in terested m the probable method? to ?he pursued by that body in arriving at conclusions aj to what are fair aad reasonable re its in this city. Until the commission ia confirmed by the Senate aad begins ita work, it ?ill Mt be peesible to det?*?-nnine ?*a?t wOl be ita standards aa a basis tv t-d-ng rentals. One of the prob ksssg th* eonaanigsion must solve will be that very see of standards apon ?which decigio&s may be speedily In some quarters there has grave doubt as to whether can be devised that will widespread bearing throughout thedty. ? is recognised, though, thst this wffl be imperatively necessary, as it will be impossible for the com mission to consider in detail each separate rental case to be laid be fot? it. If hearings had to be given open every complaint, the two year of life allotted to the eommissior ?would ?*o by without even a small pani ut age of the cases having be**n reachod. To Outline Policy? An excellent authority on the sub ject, and he will be Identified with the commission. Is of the opinion that the first steps of that body will be to work ont a uniform process by which prac tically all cases submitted will be handled. Th? Saulsbury law remains operative until two months after the co-emission Is confirmed. It will there fore be necessary for the commission to have its regulations operative be fore the expiration of that law that extortions may be prevented or tenants estopped from abuses against landlords. The anthorlty referred to believes that the assessed valuations of Dis trict real estate made in 1916, and upon which taxes were paid in 1917, the year the United States entered the war, mast be taken as a basis for fix ins rents. The rents in existence at that time would, of course be con sidered In connection with the valua TwswthJrds TahaMton. The assessed valuations are made on a two-thirds valuation basis. In 1916, for instance, a piece of improved property, not a hotel or apartment, which the law puts in a separate class, was presumably worth 110.000. It was assessed, on a two-thirds basts at ?.???. To the legal assessment would be added SO per cent by the rent commission, brine-ins the value of the property to Its real worth of $19.000. The rents paid on the prop erty or similar property in 1917 woald he ascertained. To this rental would he added about 25 per cent to allow for Increased costs for repair and upkeep of the property due to the high costs of the wer. Under this proposed plan there would be something like a blanket increase of 25 per cent in rentals throughout Washington over the war period. This would be the standard upon which landlords and tenants woald have to adjust their differ ence?. If a landlord hai imposed greater Increases than that upon tenants since the war began he would have to scale down to the Commis sion's standard- If a tenant had evaded paying Increases of any kind he would have to increase his pay ments to reach the stsndsrd set. Dae.es Fresa Day o( Cosaptnsnt. If the two can not agree then the commission would have to decide, and it is important to remember thst the determination of the commission dates from the filing of complaint, aad that if a case is not settled for years afterward In the court, either the tenant or landlord must make food tbe diffeffrences involved in the Sea? decision, which is in the nature of a judgment irain?t one or the other. The effect of this, it ts believ ed, will be to force tenants and Uni lord? to settle their troubles among themselves and not take the chances of formal hearings and appeals to ??ourta. A* to apartm?nts snd hotels, much the same process will be followed as to assessed valuation except that furnishings will have to be consider ed separately. In a furnished house or apartment the plan would be to obtain flrst the value of the build ing then 'he original cost or value ?,f the furnit'ire. fixing a reasonable rent upon thia combination. This same authority says tiiat fur niture depreciates very much, close to a rate of :,0 per cent a year, and that this muai be considered in all reckon ings to be made "dear Mem? leela-ded. In the caae of hotels and .'umished apartments, th? law authorize? the commission to consider the whole ?roestion of "service." including heat aad light, water, telephone or elevator servi<-e. furni'ure. furnishings, win dow shades, screens, awnings, storage. Kitchen, bath and laundry facilities, maid snd janitor service, and other extras All these things must go Into deter-ntning what is a reasonable rent ha addition to the cost of building, feniture, etc as new building... put up during aad since the war. the original cost and th? total money Invested must be con sidered by the commission, ??nd this elans of houses or apartment, will be daalt with on a basis ? f the add.tlonal cost of construction and of furniture tiooarht about by th? war. ?????ente n??ne Pavaseot?. Insr not only preventa pay ?t eon asse as a ntoans of clr ta?? law, hut prohibits^ President Wilson Signs First Blank In Drive of 'Organized Citizenship" ORGANIZED CTIs2ENSHs? MHHBERSHff DRIVE -W^r\.!Ut\J...ai_ZESsr association It??^r?S?** ??*& beaefcial to my ne?hbcs-hood. the WTctiSi^ H *? ?;**00? I ***** ????7 for nmnbcrsbip _ ?J+T"' m -, ??????/^?...y^tevV^et ?. ??&?jt_^?3tfj4 PRESIDENTS APPLICATION BLANK President Wilson has applied for membership in the West End Citizens' Association. Inaugurating the opening of the "D. C. Organized Citizenship" drive the President has attached his signature to application blank No. 1, and is the first new member secured in the drive to increase the membership of Washington's civic associations from 10,000 to 25,000. Brownlow Is Sponsor. Commissioner Louis BrownloWs name appears on the application aa solicitor and the Commissioner hss .nnounced his Intention of indorsing the President when the Chief Execu .Ive's name comes before the mem ?>rshlp committee of the associ?t ion. The White House is located In the west end territory and the President was the flrst man In that territory asked to Join that association. Not only did President Wilson sign the application blank but dug down in his pocket, took oat $1. and hand ed tt over to Commissioner Brown low for his Initiation fee and dues for one year. Five thousand citisene of the Dis-, triet, armed with application blanks and red, white and blue buttons, to day began the task of enrolling 15,000 men and women as members of various citisene' associations in Washington. Canvass "Satire City. In every section of the city men and women will tonight seek the head of every household and endeavor to en list one member, more If possible. of every District family in the great army of Washington's civic associa tions. ? bombardment from the air, be ginning at 4 o'clock and lasting for an hour, will mark the opening of the house-to-house canvass. E. Hamilton L?ee, aviator, will fly over the city. From his Curtis plane Lee will scat ter thousan<^s of envelopes containing an editori? by Earl Godwin, reprint ed from ' ?ie Washington Times of Sepi .- 24. outlining the advan tage >i membership In a civic asso ciation. In S00 of these envelopes will be two tickets for choice seats at the Belasco, Keith's, Gayety, Shubert Garrick, Poll's, and Crandall's the aters next week. Washington will have hardly re covered from this atr bombardment when a huge sight-seeing truck carry ing Browning's Concert Band and numerous speakers begin a tour of the city. In every section of the city this band will play and at various street corners the trucks will halt while speeches are made on "Good Cltisenship." Roots of Baas' Trneh. The truck carrying the band will leave the District building at 7 30 to night and go over the following route: From Fourteenth street and the Avenue to Seventh street, to ? street, to Ninth street, to F street, to Fourteenth street, to G street, to Ninth street, to Pennsylvania avenue. to Fourteenth street, to Rhode leland avenue, to Sixteenth street, to ? street, to Seventeenth street, to Penn sylvania avenue, to M street, to Wis consin avenue; return on M street, to Pennsylvania avenue, to H street, to' Seventeenth street, to Connecticut avenue, to Florida avenue, to Eight eenth street, to Columbia road, to Fourteenth streej, to Park road, south on Fourteenth street to 0 street, to North Capitol street, to H street, to Eighth street northeast, to Pennsyl vania avenue southeast, to 1204 Penn sylvania avenue northwest. Four-minute speeches will be made at these corners: Northwest corner Tenth street and Pennsylvania ave nue northwest; southeast corner Eighth street and Market Space northwest, northeast corner Seventh street and Mt. Vernon Place north wegt: northwest corner Pennsylvania avenue and New Hampshire avenue northwest; southeast corner M street and Wisconsin avenue northwest, and northeast corner Seventh street and Pennsylvania avenue southeast. There are only two qualifications to membership in a local civic associa any tenant from subletting any prop erty at a rate in excess of the rate he pays under the lease: This latter provision is expected to break up the extortion of subletting, one of the meanest of profiteering gamea in this city In the last two year??, when fair ness ?as overlooked, as it often was. ?n the subject of bonuses the law provides: "Any person ?-ho with Intent to avoid the provisions of this law en ters into any agreement or arrange ment for the payment of any bonus or other consideration in connection with any lease or other contract for tbe use or occupancy of any rental property, ho el or apartment, or who participate? in any fictitious sale or other device or arrangement the pur pose of which Is to grant or obtain the u?? or occupancy of any rental property, hotel or apartment without ?ubjeeting such uae or occupancy to the provisions of this law or to the Jurisdiction of the commission shall. upon conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding 11.000 or by imprison ment for not -?xceedinr one ynar, or *y hotia. tlon. And they are: You must be a good citizen and you must be Inter ested in making Washington the greatest and best city In the entire world. Ths initiation fee of $1 is the nominal sum required upon signing an application. The District Commissioners are be hind thla drive, and urge every man and woman, new or old resident, to become a member of an association. Not only do the Commissioners In dorse the drive, but to show their in terest they have loaned Room 601 of the District building to the joint mem bership committee. This room will be the headquarters of the campaign. Every day until Monday, I>ecem6er 1, 1.500 citisens are expected to Jola a civic association. The benefit of membership In such an organization cannot be told In a few words. It is through the efforts of associations of these kinds that nearly every street In Washington is well paved. well lighted; that new streets are continually being opened; that the District Is steadily growing and the city boundaries are gradually extend ing into the suburbs: that the n<w Central High School has been erected; that the new Eastern High School will be erected; that the zone fare *va?j dealt a death blow when the asso ciations joined with the Wsshlngton Times in the fight against this m?tn od of fare collection; and that many other accomplishments, which nave aided in placing Washington in the limelight, have been made. TrlaldaeVs Sle-ran. The slogan of the Trinidad Citizens' Association Is attracting great inter est. This association wants a "Wo man for Every Man" as a member of the association. Newlji organized the Trinidad association Is endeavoring to double, possibly triple, the present enrollment. And the twenty-nine other associa tions of the District are working Just as hard as the people of Trinidad. Members of the Joint committee felt confident today that the drive will accomplish Its purpose. Rome went even far enough to predict 25,000 more members will be enrolled. A campaign has been launched by citizens' associations In the northeast section and Bloomlngdale to cbtaln a t?? w high school in the Eckington sec tion. Thousandes of children :n these neighborhoods would be beneP'ed by such a school, and six associations have united in this campaign. So Far Saceessfnl. Thus far, the association h-is been successful In obtaining the imprest of the Board of Education. Thu inter ests thousands of men and w,men in Bloomlngdale, Eckington, Brxokland, Langdon, and over the northeast. This is mentioned only to point out what several associations are Koing to accomplish in the next year. Every association In the city has some big project it Is pushing and is going to be successful in. Better and quicker results are going to be obtained where every household In Washing ton is represented In the association In that community. Application blanks for membership can be secured by maklrg a personal call at the d/ive headquarter.?. A letter or phone call will bring a can vasser to your home to take your ap plication. Commissioner? Louis Brownlow and Charles Kutz today signed applica tions to membership In Washington's civic associations. The applications were secure?! by Daniel Garges, sec etary to the Board of District Com missioners. Commissioner W. C.wynn '.ardiner has been a member of the Connecticut Avenue Citizens' Associa tion for a number of years. ALUMNAE SUE FOR PROPERH RETURN Justice Bailey of the District Su preme Court, today signed an order requiring James Mandeville Carlisle, Walter U. Howe, and Samuel E. Swa> ze, counsel for Clarence L. Hay, own er of the property at 1007 H street northwest to return it to the Associa tion of Collegiate Alumnae. The manner in which possession of the property was obtained by means of a private detective shortly after midnight, November 1, last, was held to be in contempt of court. Th? as sociation is suing Mr. Hay to t> ipel the execution of a lease to the op erty. Mr. Hay is in Mexico, and it wa? charged that Um lawyers hired a de tective to visit the house and by a ruse to get the caretaker out of the premises to which he waa forbidden to return. An appeal to the ?.'ourt of Appeals eras noted and a supersedeas head of IMOO ?sms fixed. SKY PULLS SHADE ?AS LUNA KISSES OLD MAN SOL An snnular eclipse of the sun took place this morning, partially visible over the greater part of the United States. But Washlngtonians didn't get a chance to see the phenomena, for cloudy weather obscured Sol and Luna as they did their stunt. An annular eclipse is so called because the disk of the moon does not completely cover the face of the sun, aa In a total eclipse, and leaves an annuiti?, or ring, of sun light around the edge of the moon. The greatest eclipse * should have been visible here at 8:62. The next total eclipse visible in the United States will not take place until September 10. 1923. D.CPAYING TELLERS FALL FOR FAKE BUL Treasury Detective Fools Bank Hen With Raised $20 Note. Paying tellers In local banks got the Jolt of their young lives yester day. In a single day twenty-one banking institutions were visited by a repre sentative of the Treasury secret service and nineteen of this number blithely tossed over to him tbe change for a pseudo $20 bill. When the money was returned and they were asked to examine the hill they were greatly chagrined to find that it was not even a clever counter feit- It was a $1 Federal reserve note with the corners bearing the figures 20. This raised note game has been going on at alarming rate recently, it la stated, the majority of the vic tims being Greek and Italian small merchants. It was to test the ease with which the game might be worked that the secret service operative made the round of the banks. Of course the tellers excused their failure to detect the fraud on the ground that they were very busy at the time, but they are scanning them closely now. MAY TRY PLATOON SYSTEM IN SCHOOLS Ernest L. Thurston, superintend ent of schools, said today h? would make a personal survey of the school.| buildings of Washington with a view ? to Investigating the practicability of the platoon system being put into operation to prevent congestion. This system Is used in many cities. It provides that for the first hour and a half one class shall take up basic studies a/id occupy class rooms while the others take special studies in auditoriums, cooking schools, etc. By changing back and forth each hour and a half it would be possible to double the number of students a echool now is capable of holding. Superintendent Thurston will make specific recommendations to the board of education next Wednesday. SUFFRAGISTS MAY REVIVE PICKETING The militant suffragists threaten to picket Chairman Will S. Hayes, of the Republicsn national committee, tnd Chair nan Homer S. Cummins, of the Democratic national committee. If ratification of the suffrage amendment irn't hastened. Plans for such u cam paign were being laid here today. State governors who have been de linquent in calling legislatures Into special session to pass on the Amend ment also will have pickets sfter them unies they get busy at once, It was announced today at the headquarters of the National Woman's Party. The organization. It was stated, mav be compelled to revive the m li tsnt methods that obtained the pas sage of the amendment to secure Its ratification. LOOK FOR BOMBS IN D. C. XMAS MAIL W. H. Haycock, superintendent of mails at the city postoffice, has Issued orders to all persons handling Incom ing packages to keep a sharp lookout for suspicious-looking packages, fol lowing'the discovery of infernal ma chine plots in Philadi'lphia and other cities. Postmaster M. O. Chance said yes terday that strict watch is being kept to frustrate any attempt of radicals to send bombs or other explosives to public officials in this city through the mails. While this vigilance has been in force ever i'nce the attempt made to blow up th? home of Attorney Gen eral Palmer, local officials will tighten the rules until after the Christmas mail rush. ASKS $20,000 FOR FALL FROM STREET CAR HERE Sadie A. Wootton today filed suit In the District Supreme Court against the City and Suburban Railway of Washington for $-0,000 damages for personal injuries. Mrs. Wootton, represented by At torney Malcolm Hufty, alleges that January ? last, while attempting to board a car at Fifth and D streets northwest, she was thrown to the ground and seriously and permanent ly injured. William H. Wootton, her husband, filed suit against the same company for 110,000 for loss-fof services of his wife and medlcaTTvpenses loss-r ar?fi Some Local Dealers Fait to Abide by Fair Price Ruling, Fowler Declares. Inspectors of the District Health De partment, noting under direction of Dr. William C. Fowler, are Investi gating several cases in which -the maximum prices of ? cents a pint and IB cents a quart for milk has bean ex ceeded. The price was established yesterday by a ruling of the fair price committee as Indicative of a fair mar gin of profit for retail dealers and groceries selling milk over tbe counter. Dr. Fowler said this morning that agents of the Health Department were Visiting several stores said to be sell ing milk at 1? cents a pint and 1? cents and SO cents a Quart. The In spectors ars Instructed to buy milk at these prices, aad from the purchases secure evldenoe to he submitted to Cl?renos R. Wilson, chairman of the fair price committee, who will submit It In turn to the committee and later to tbe United States District Attorney, John E. Laskey. One dealer has notified Dr. Fowler that he was selling milk at 20 cents a quart and would continue this prac tice in spits of the maximum pri?e of IS cents set by the fair price commit tee. Dr. Fowler referred to this as a direct challenge to the fair price body to prove whether it Is empowered by law to name a maximum price for milk, and It has been Intimated that a test case, in which this dealer will be the defendant, will result "I am acting as health officer and as a member of the fair price commit tee In making these investigations of the prices of milk sold over the counter," Dr. Fowler said today, "and all the evidence I can secure will be given to the fair price committee for action by that body. "The fair price committee has de cided 9 cents a pint and IS cents a quart for milk sold over tbe counter Is fair. Milk sold above those figures will make tbe dealer guilty of profiteering In the eyes of the fair price committee." PENSIONS CHIEF WILL QUIT POST Saltegaber Tender! Resigna tion?-Strained Relations With Lane Rumored. Gaylord M. Saltxgaber, Commis sioner of Pensions, has tendered his resignation to Secretary of the Inte rior Franklin K. Lane. There have been persisting rumors of strained relations between Secre tary Lane . and Mr. Saltxgaber for some weeks. It has been said that such relations resulted from the over ruling of one of the commissioner's pension decisions by Mr. Lane. Mr. Saltxgaber Is st his home In Ohio, slowly recuperating from an Illness. In the meantime action on the resignation has been deferred. PURSE SLIT, $1,817 IN BILLS STOLEN, One of the boldest robberies in re- J cent months occurred yesterday when ? the handbag of Mrs. Clara Denny, ? 181? Adama Mill road, was cut open and $1.817 in billa stolen. According to the police, Mrs. Denny was robbed either while she was In a Seventh street department store or on the street. Removing the hinges from the door to the wine cellar of Joseph E. Davies. 2125 Leroy place northwest, yester day, burglars carried away twenty flve quarta of champagne, forty gal lons of whiskey and forty-eight quarts of gin. The liquor is valued at $1.520. The robbery Is being Investigated by Headquarters Detectives Jett and Bradley. Overcoats and articles of Jewelry were stolen by thieves last night in a series *? ?robberies in various parts of the city. Breaking a rear window In the home of Raymond Hawkina, 86% Fenton street northeast, last night, thieves entered the house and stole an over coat valued at $50. An overcoat valued at $40 was stolen yesterday from Henry King, of 1779 Lanier place northwest. The coat was taken from his locker at Central High School. Miss Y. T. Young, 1444 Swann street, reported the theft of a coat from a hall near Twelfth and U streets northwest. Two diamond rings valued at $-'i'?0 were stolen from the room of Mabel Roberts, 1022 Vermont avenue north-? west, yesterday, the police of the sec ond precinct were told. The theft of two automobile tires valued at $30 was reported to th.? police yesterday by J. H. Tayman, in spector for the Chesapeake and Po tomac Telephone Company. The tire*i were stolen from an automobile wh*'?* It was parked near Eighteenth and ?.? streets northwest, the police were told. G. W. U. CUSSES SCRAP TONIGHT IN ICY WATER How would you like to get your regular Saturday night bath from a chilly fire hose today? That is what Is going to happen to losers of a tug-of-war In the contest between freshmen and sophomores at George Washington University to night. Officials of the university have given students permission to bave a regular scrap, so long as tbe boys don't get too rough. Tbe tug la to tske place st Twenty stcond and ? streets northw?**t. fol lowing organisation and election of officers by the freshmen. Girl stu dents have promised to have overcoats and sweaters ready for the drench losers. Raid on D. C. Moonshine Plant Spells the Doom of Whiskey Stills in Homes Policen? W. W. Wheeler (left), and Serjrt. J. W. McCormick (right), and the Still. S Doom of the hopes of persons who had conten? plated manufacture of liquor in their homes was sounded today j when United States Commissioner Isaac K. Hitt cited an internal revenue act to cover the case even should the Vol-, stead prohibition enforcement law be declared unconsti tutional. Provides Heavy Penalty. The act resurrected today has re- , posed on the statue books since 1 *??.". It provides that whrre a still is kep? In a dwelling house without lit ens? from the Government not only can ? fine of from ?500 to ?5 OCX? and a prison sentence of from six months to ! two years be imposed, but the Go? - ernment can also take possession o.' and become the owner of the dwellin.; and the premises where the lltafg?! still is kept. This law, which I.? even more drns- ! tic than the \'?>!stead enforcement act, In that it provide.? for forfeiture! to the Government of the property, where the still ??.? located, has a?-| ready had its constitutionality up held in the courts. Commissioner Hitt cited the statut?: at the preliminary hearing of ??.. s* U Fleet, MM Ontario road northwest. where the police allege they found a still in operation Thursdsy Ball Fixed at S?.OOO. After Fleet had entered a plea of not guilty, his attorney, Frank O'Neil, waived the preliminary hearing, and asked Commissioner Hitt to fix ba'l. The Commissioner placed $5,000 as the bail. O'Neil sa d his client was prepared to Rive ?2.000 ball, but Corv mlssioner Hitt said because of the heavy penalty for violation of the act of 1876 he felt that $5,000 was small enough. Failin gto ?rive this. Fleet was turned over to Deputy Vnltrd State? 2 HURT BY AUTOS; MAN FALLS OFF CAR Robert Holmes, eight years old. 1003 S street northwest, was ftruck by an automobile at Nineteenth and S streets northeast today, and taken to his home suffering from injuiies So the body. The automobile ??? opera ted by John Sullivan. MM e:?orgia avenue northwest, the police say. While crossing the stre?t ut Four teenth and East Capitol struts this morning, H. L?. Fate, 1417 Fast Capitoi street, was hit by an automobile driven by William H. McChor.ey. of Rlvcrdale, Md. He was cut en the face and head. John Robertson, colored, sixty-five years old. 510 Second street northwsst, fell from a car of th?? AVa.smngton Railway and Electric '"ompany at Second and Canal streets southwest and was injured on the body RED CROS^FFICIAL TO AID ACTORS' MEMORIAL FUND Miss Blilie Burke, the popular screen and stage star, who is boost ing the Actors' Memorial Fund Cam* ralfrn, appeared yesterday afternoon with Miss Hilda Spong and Mrs Tom Wise at a meeting of l?x*al theatrical managers with Col. Robert X. Har per, chairman of the penerai aclors' fund committee, in th?? Sow Willard la Stoddard Taylor, manauer of the Helasco Theater; William Fowler, manager of the New National The ater, and Jack Edwards, manager of the Rhubert Garrlck. pledged their support in the coming campaign. Henry D. F. MacFarland recounted the aid given to the Red Cross by actors In these words: "I will do all In my po??er to make. this campaipn a success and I am sure that others who remember the work the actors did for t? f I*p(- ?"'roas will come forward to shofc their ap preciation In this Actor?!' Memorial Fund Campaign." r Varchi! I'aul R. Klcan and went to I he District jail. A milk bottle half I illed with white whiskey, which I'o ice Sergeant J. W. MeCormirk. of . :he Tenth precinct, ard Officer W. W. J :.??? ? ? of the "whiskey squad." said ? vas tp.ken from under the still was ? evidence at th?? h< aring and was ?timed over to '?eorge W. Trow Uridge, internal revenue airen'.. Still To Be Setse?".. Immediately following the hearing internal revenue officers left for Fleet's home, to take possession of '. the still and make a complete Inv??? : tigstion of the premises. Fleet is a I ~>lasterer by trade, is married and | i?n! his home. W. W Wheeler, of the "whiskey ?squad." alleges that F'eet was arrest ed after a "pigeon" had traced the source of th?? moonshine which ??as flooding Georgetown. The pigeon paid $1 ."?0 for a half pint, ?hile Wheeler and McOormick waited, the police er lege. When the "pigeon'* left the house he Joined Wheeler and McCor mick. and the place was raided. Fleet did not deny making the whiskey, but said he had never sold 't. Twenty gallons of mash were In the making at the time of the raid Fleet said, the police aver, that this twenty gallons of mash would make twenty half pints of "moonshine." and his only expense was a cake of > east and two gallons of nvilassee. The police say they found only two quarts of the finished product. SCHOOL PRINCIPALS URGE 65 Pa. RAISE The Frincipals' Association of tbe Graded Schools of the District hsve sent a copy of a resolution, passed by them at a receat meeting, to the Board of Education asking that the board go to Congress with a de licien?? appropriation providing for 65 per cent increase in salaries for teachers. The association would want this increase effectiye until the re classiftcation had been completed. The resolution points out that the association at one time requested an increase in basic salaries of teachers In class 5 from $950 to $1,450. Only a $50 Increase has been received since this requqest vai made. The association states that It "views with approval efforts of teach ers to Increase their salaries by (5 per cent." WILL PROTECT CHILDREN AS WELL AS CATS AND DOGS The recently adopted policy ef the Washington Humane Society .to keep a watchful eye upon the treatment of children as well as dumb animals has so enlarged its scope of opera tion that the organization has begun a drive for funds, new members, and renewals of membership. The society hopes to establish a department "complete In ltsell thst will devote Its entire attention to the abolition of cruel treatment to minors. DISTRICT PUPILS BOUGHT $12.909 IN THRIFT STAMPS M. E. Whltrell. field director of the , thrift campaign in the public schools, ? announces 18.802 District of Columbia school children bought war savings* stamps to the amount of $l-.?C'?4k? during October. Wsr -.a??t-?" societies Hit? been or ganised in 1.5V> classes in tbe schools | ASKMUPAY FORMS kn-jmet?U to Salary rkvist?? Board Show RsVvkUrKJwf "A t-scker, tob*? mor? tha* food needs the f-*-ae?a?! sties? which make? -iu?n~?fSU a (Ml of physical wall-belsxg and -a-MitsVl velopmeot?aad ah? sba-ald ?W f more, art? net laaa. aa la ee~ tma at than a tea taster Thi? typiSee voltasi for lacrsaa?-*! ?alari??? and a tic lent scheel erga? to th? C?>Bgr???tot??vl jntnt ' on reclaaelScataes af rooming by tbe ?>dmtat??-treti?*-? normal, high t^laool ana gin?* ? ere of th? puMlc ?ebons? ?pf Wa ton. It waa raps? ? a laaa Oils ?t-Jty aa?* Um who)? awakes to tine praeent ?--ondltaoavs e*?-"e?tional systatna, tabe <aBfls?tSB ? arrow win fa*? aa inapea*i*od i...?. Ernest L. Thon-ton, Su-wiliit of School?, quoted Saj-urns of tha Donai Educational ebow a receat loe? ot 1SSJ iu this ?*a-aatry ?-?-at ?taf a total meat of ?**d?.??0. a-^a*atlpatall-*r cf pitiful --atarle? paia. He ?xplaiBt-d that ?aav-^lUrf ?af ta*?) loa? r?pr-se?nt?d t-??>iri?aitl>?sa? sua? tat? re nainder repreeeoted tb? lato the teaching rrnf?a?l?*o of trained men and wo saca. "la Washlnar-on spteadtd-y teachers have reaigasd and aa tb? Oo-r e rament 1rgarTm4?Hs ataaaaa???-? they <*ooid earn mora." said Mr. Teara? ton "Theae teachers had their life to teaching and ar? to get back inte th? aefaaala, "?art_ prevent?-? from so doing lisraiia? at the ?mall salari?e" ??asagta?*??*. A deterioratiag ?chool arate? aad a ?battered moral? of tb? fore? was supported by facts figuren Tbe roraaaitta-e? before the r-e?cl?-natf>eation <??rnral? declared that the chief flg-ar? ?e b? considered in tbe lni|ii?msasiil mt tma public schools was tbe moral? nf teachern It was --??commended tbat this be improved only by teacher?' ??Uarie?? by to maintain a ?tasadla? in tb? munit) commenanrau wttb thssi ties and resr-onalbllitiee. by ing thetr coartd<-?ne* ha thaa? la thority over them and by giving a ?hare la tbe determination ?of polirle?. "???? ?jtSboais h?ve not organ ised since the p?s?gs ?vf organic act of lfOS." a*tata?d tb? of the normal and high ? ?ara? presented to tb? ? nuMlilMlii? by* Mi*? Alice Deal "the high achool treohers were a basic ?alary of tl.OOO with a increase of $100 until a li.HOO was reached. From tb? ing? given before Congrr??? in It and from other lnveani*-*aA*en? ??r-em? as If this salary ?raa fairly quate for that period Bkmtn time, however, the cost of living the District or ?Columbia baa lncr <S2 per cent." A min mum salary of ll.aOe is gifted The arguments of tbe teacher? we presented to the roc lassi Scat I on com mlaaion In thr*?* aepareti? br*ef?. Mr. Thurston presented a ?tatement In behalf of the administrativ? offtr-erra of the public achools. aflas Deal of fered the brief for tbe normal and high schools, and Mlaa ?. E Alton r-eprenente-d the elementary es-hiwal teachers in the preeentation of thetr ca?e. Crtaraaa U B?gheaUsid In hi? introductory ramarle a Mr. Thuraton forcibly emphasised -Jet? crisis which educational systems faoa by detailing the effects of exist?s?*/ ? rendition?. He declared that th? pub lic school? of Washington aad tba country oVer are in danger be-eauao of these condition?. Mr. Thurston de clared that approximately Id per cam*. of the present teaching staff of tbe country ?? unqualified, and that thla la increasing rapidly. ??The loae of teachers Is astounding. Shall ?? lai? the beat or Ihr least ? Continued on Page 22, ?Column 14 S?>?scial ^AJr ?Sais HigivGmie GoWJils?. Watch? One to a customer? S*0 *Tf ?ruariint-*e?-|.wOe I ??? Quality Jewelry Co. 438 9th St M. W. M. STEIN'S Ratail She* Biipalijna S??m 1 ALL THII Me?'? half be-el?. I??aset ???nitty All (VSsJllv ***?aSMrT'lVeaATVEI* ISAM 827 Stb St. ?. w. Wa. v? gast tb? I Triff ta le vioW or rme busobbi ?nia amoemtae s ""*a?a? a?*? a?* -tu?? lay ?*aa?t*?A ?Jt~2~fJSSS2 * GABft ? ?AIT TO lUtC ? . la.? eta? *?? art the Ktfhtway UM ti fcMft? 121b Xr? w?B?B Avww ?**?** lSSb, Private ..-? claaa ieaaao? **?"-_ You need no. bav? ?a-*?-?Mnti*it*a*t.