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VVA8tI1NQTON a. Thousands of Acres of Good Ltnd Within Ten-Mile Radius of Dome, Says Lane. 6*cr*tary of the Interior L?n? ?ould make a vul farm out of the Diatrlct of Columbia u a solution to tb* high coat of living, according to a plan d*valop*d today from a sug gestion embodied in Mr. L&qt's rfccent annual report to Congress.. laoidentially the anomaly la sug gested that while' Uncle Sam caa build a railroad in Alaska in ths 'aoa of tr*m*ndous difficulties ha falla to solve "moat urgent problems right hare In his ownv capital." In Washington, says the Secretary, "already the housing problem Is acuta, as it is in almost every otnsr large American city. It would be a pitiful thing if the provision of mo.-? housing facilities to meet th* na?dt of ? growing population mean merely , more congestion and higher rent* with an ever-Increasing degree of landed proprietorship and true In dividual independence." Tkaeaaaii ?( Aeroa la D. C. After referring to tha fact that "within a ten-mile etrda drawn around tha Capitol dome are thou aandt of acres of good agricultural lant, of which the merest fraction hag been reduced to cultivation," Sec retary Lane comments: "Somewhere and sometime. It seema to me. a new system must be devised to disperse the people of great cities on the vacant lots surrounding them, to give the masses a real hold upon the soil, and to rsplace the apartment honae with the home In a garden. ?Such a system should enable th* ambitious and thrifty family not only to save th* entlr* cost of rtot, but pOMlbly half the cost of fooif while ?t the same time enhancing Its stand ard of living socially and spiritually, ** well as economically. "It has been suggested that there Is no better place to demonstrate a new form of suburban life tha'n here *t the National Capital, where we may freely draw upon all the re sources of the Gbvernmental depart ments for expert knowledge and ad v'?*. *n<l where the demonstration oan readily command wide publicity and come under the observation of the nation's lawmakers. Expects Experiment Wade. "And I am expecting that this ex J>ertment will be made. Such a plan ?' town and community life, rather than city life, should b? extended to ?v*ry large city In the nation?I put Urat among the constructive things which may be done by the exercise ?f th* Government's power of super- I vision and direction, with the smallest outlay of maney, the matter of pro viding suburban homes for our' mil lions of wageearners." Two-thlrda of the Alaskan railroad has been built by the Government. The work has been done. Secretary Lane testifies, honestly, efficiently, and "for as little money as private par tie* could have built It. as all com petent Independent engineers who have seen the road advise. The men on the Job have been well housed and ?well fed; their wages have been good nnd promptly paid." Secretary Lane Infers that what has been done In Alaska In this respect has been neglected In Washington. H* emphasizes the opportunities for th* development of suburban prop erty along the community Idea under supervision of the Government. CONRAD H. SYME GUEST OF DISTRICT EMPLOYES District government employes gave n farewell luncheon at Harvey's short ly after noon today to Conrad H. Hyme, recently resigned corporation counsel, who left the District service on January,!. Speakers lauded Mr. Sytne'a work during his *lx years In the District government, and bid him godspeed. .\mong the speakers were Commis sioners Brownlow and Kutz, Dr. John v?n Schaick, Jr.; Justice F. L Sid ilons. W. Owynn Gardiner, and Fran cis H. Stephens. Former Commis sioner O. P. Newman was Invited to Fpeak, but was unable to attend the ,'uncheon. Ben L. l*rlnce was toast master. Those present at the lunch ton were:. Conrad H. Syme, Ben L. Prince. E. Thurston, Capt. C. H P.rown, i'harles F. Nesblt, Judge Robert liardlson. Judge J. p. McMahon ,-udge M. M. Doyle, Dr. W. C. Fowler, Major R. W. Pullman. Dr. Lewis A. rirlffith, F. J. Wagner, Major D. J. Donovan, Daniel K. Garges, Major J. 'I. Lusby, Morris Hack or. W. B. Rlch . rd?, W. C. Allen, M. C. Hargrove, t Ilfford L. Grant, S. K. Kramer, Ma ,or R. O. Wllmarth, Harry O. lllne, T)r. W. D. TeWskbury, Charles C. Fos ter, Capt. R. G. Klotz. J. O. Haitcr v A. Kebr'ng, Knnwden Ashford, .ohn P. Healy, A. N. Dunrt, P. R. Rog . r* George S. Wilson. Capt. W. H. 'arrlson. It. I* Middleton, C. s. Wob . r, F. M. Helan, K. J. Mllllgan. J, W. | i 'tsle. A. An i.tt. 1' .I'll, i*. a y.dams. C. H. Stone, W. L. Webster, I :i. J. Fennell. Capt. J. W. Oehminn I .'ohn Ritchie, jr., C. M. Towers. C. A. | Kussell. Foster Causey, J. T. Petty i ?* S Johnston, C. M. Davis, p. H I Marshall, E. S Dawson, W. H. Wahly, Jtobert L. Williams, H. J. Hunt, C. b! Hunt, Ringgold Hart, Vv. j. W. A. Williams, Francis W. Mill, jr.. W. I. Boyd, M. C. llasen, George P. Harae. James C. Wltkes. Clifford Lan ham. E. B. Hesse. W. A. Hlpkins. Capt. 11 L. Geasford. George W. Wal lace, William F. Franklin, A. L. Thompson, W. R. Chappell, Dr. Will, lam Tlndall, Harry F. Allmond, War- I ten B. Harley, George 8. Watson, P. T. Nicholson, T. M. Robinson. R. M. rrannan, T. L. Costlgan. ASKS PARALLEL PARKING. In order to give mor* operat nt 1 pare to people who use the street. | ? ffeetlr* Monday, January 5. parallel lurking Is requteted by Captain ley. of th* Police Department, on th* ear std* of Fifteenth a|r*et. he?we?n i| and I. feeing ftOuthrrn HulMMg. isfM at an angle of forty-f've I ?l*fi Hi it Nfttofofn 3,000 MOTORCYCLE TAGS NOW ARE READY Tbre* thouunl motorcycle tags ar? ' rived at the Dlatrtet building today, and Wad* H. Coomb a, superintendent of Itcenaee. announcea that the tag* will ha ready for dtatrlbutlon Man* da> Motorcycle owntri will ha (Ivan uutil January II to gat thalr license tags far 1020. and after that date the police will beglr. making ar ; raata of *11 persons with motorcycle* aot provided with th? currant tag. This 1* the ftrat oon*lgnm*nts of , tags to arrive. They ara Ilka Uip au tomobile tag*, only smaller. Bach lag will oo*t I' To data 11.000 automobile tag* have be?n distributed. Twenty-live t h o_u - | sand more taga arrival Lhls mornlifg, WORK EXTRf 10 AID YANKS War Riskers Voluntarily Give Up Vacationi and Put in Overtime Without Pay. Five hundred clerka In the War Rlak Insurance ara working over time?aom* of thana far Into the sight ?whtl* member* of C6%r*aa ar* laaulng atatamanta branding them loafera and lfcylng plan* to abollab thalr Job*, according to bureau of flcaU. Thaaa grirla will receive no extra compensation for thi* work. The bu reau Is operating under a deficiency appropriation and no provision If* made for overtime, officials continue. "These olerks ara displaying a brand of loyalty that should commend them to both Congr*** and tha ex service men In whose lnt*r*st their work Is primarily oeing done." de ' clared Col. M. R. Wainer, assistant director of War Risk in charge of personnel. Sweet Bin Ckaagci Statu. The Sweet Bill, carrying Increased compensation for ex-service men equivalent In some cases to double the compensation formerly paid, brought about the situation in the bureau necessitating overtime. When the President signed the bill. It became necessary to go through the ffres of the bureau and make changes in the records of practically all persons receiving compensation. It also followed that thousands of new forms and*addl^lonal pay checks must be Issued. For clerks unfamiliar with the files to have- been detailed to this work would have resulted In endless con fusion, officials of the bureau st^to. Overt I ate Sewlssry. The only way to expedite the hand ling of the situation resulting from the signing of the Sweet bill was to have clerks familiar with the flies work longer hours so as to make the alterations and inaugurate the new system compensation. The signing of the Sweet bill found many War Risk clerks out of the city spending Christmas holidays at home, some of them after an absence of a year or more. Others were be ing dismissed and still other* were arranging to spend New Tear at homo in distant cities. Volunteers were asked for after the situation had been explained to the clerks, and hundreds declared they would forego their vacation in order that the ex-service men and others may not miss their compensation. Maybe Next to These clerks are not only losing their vacation, but are doing >extra work with the knowledge that in the program of retrenchment and cutting down of the bureau personnel their names may be added today or to morrow or next week to the llat of "surplus" clerks, which would mean their release. Some of these clerks who are doing extra work in the bureau are receiv ing the same pay they got when they entered the service two years ago. The department heads of the bu reau are working out a promotion system tinder which a clerk may Im prove his or her condition to such an extent as to earn a position carry ing increased pay and responsibility. The several hundred now working overtime will probably complete the'r extra work this *prlng. Soma of theih remain at their desks an hpur In the afternoon after the usual quitting time, while others return after din ner and work from 7 until 10 o'clock. PRESIDEWMAYNAME RENT BOARD NEXT WEEK No, Explanation Is Offered for Two Months' Delay in Choos ing Member*. Assurances were given at the White House today that President Wilson probably will aend the noml natlona of the three members of the new rent commission to the Senate next week. No explanation has been given for the delay of more than two months In the establishment of the commission. During the past few weeks there has been rather a clamor for action by the various interest* *nd officials who ire anxious to have the,rent situation in the Capital settled. It was said today that there have been about fiOO applications for tht positions, but that the President nar rowed the number down to about * 1ozen possibilities and Insisted on a thorough investigation of their fit ness and qualifications before sand ing in nomination*. DELAY VOTES FUND DRIVE. The drive to ralae fund* for tha campaign of tha National Pre** Com mute* for Dlatrlct of Columbia Suf frage ha* bean postpon?d William n Westlake. executive director of the committee, announce* I hat the fund* | will be obtained along lines different' from the ordinary drive, and that It I* 1e*irable that the ecope and activities if the rwmmlttae k* thorough I v un I ,t,ntiM?| fey the rufette feafnra tt te | I.Vrt to rnsltlksts Leaders in "Big Seven" Drive for Better Schools for the District These are the men and women, representing seven of the most prominent organisations in the District, who met In the District Build ing last night to formulate plans for one of the greatest campaigns ever attempted in the District?a drive to better school conditions by asking Congress for better pay for teachers, more teachers, a retire ment law for teachers, more schools, and a separate business depart ment in the schools. The organization! represented in this group are the Federation of Citiaens' Aaaociationa, Board of Trade. Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, WomeoV City Club, Federation of Women's Clubs, and Congress of Mothers and Parent-TeacHers' Association. Charles I. | Corby is chairman of this joint drive committee. Enumerators Are Helped in Check-up in Capital by Good Weather. Assisted by good weather, the 36J census enumerators for the Dlatrtct have made a flying start on their )ob |of counting: noses. Their work must' ; be completed within two weeks. "Though the cold weather works a great hardship the enumerators are going at their work with enthusiasm and are making flr.e progress," stated i Robert E. Mattlngly, director of the i census for the District, this morning. Krom Indications to date officials; at the Census Bureau are today In clined to believe that the complete ] returns will show that the District I has a larger population than was es timated In the figures recently com- i plied by the police department. 7 has*: I figures placed tha District population at 466,IM. Enumerators have already hegui. to harvest their decennial crop of "freak" replies to questions and to recount amusing and unusual experi ence*. "One old colored man seemed to think that I was a policeman on the trail of 'bpotleg,' and admitted me with the greatest reluctance," laughed one of the enumerators. "I told him that I was from the Cer.au* Bureau and showed him my commission. but he couldn't read, and 'didn't know nothln' 'bout no census nohow.'" "Vou will And the gas meter In the oellar," said one woman when an enumerator appeared at her door. So far the enumerators have made no demands for Interpreters to help gather their information, but It !? expected that the Interpreters will have their hands full within the next day or two. "I went to one house where the woman wouldn't admit me. but made me stand In the cold while she told me what I wanted to know. Then 1 went to the next house and they want ed me to come in and have suppei with them," said one of the enumer ators this morning. "I have a flock of Chinese laundries In my district," sighed another of the workers. "I tried one of them lusi night and had my hands full." WHITE HOUSECENSUS TAKEN BY MATTINGLY Head of D. C. Enumeration Work Quixzea Tumulty About Oceu pantH of Place. A count of the occupants of the White House was made yesterday aft ernoon by Robert E. Matllngly, super visor for the District of Columbia ir the Fourteenth Decennial Census. Th< President, Mrs. Wilson, and Misf Margaret Wilson, were carded as the sole resident* of the Executive Man sion. Mr. Mattlngly called at the Execu tive offices with photographers and "movie" operators and quizzed Secretary Tumult* while the camera men snapped them. T'wo ??numerators took ihe necessary data iacludlng ages and other information about the President's family. Noth ing in the record taken was divulged PHYSICIANS WILL FIX CHILD LABOR STANDARD The committee of phyaleiana. ap pointed as a result of the Child Labor Conference held here last *,ay anil fune, will meet In the Chlldrei's Bu ' reau of the Department of La ?or on 1 Tanuary S and 0, to flx the minimum standard* for employment of children The committee will also determine, on a basis of experience, what constl tuteg normal development. TO VISIT BLUE PLAINS* A targe party from Trinity Com munity Houae will visit the Home for the Aged and InfJrm at Blue Plains tomorrow afterfoen. A re llgleua service, with a short sddrna# by the Rev. David Ransom Covell ' ?rill precs4? the 4l?tri?utlon ef sew-! lug bags. Kwks, fruit*, candle*, and[ Itlsws ll l*aaate? at Ike Hum Price Fixers Plan to Wage Drastic Crusade Against the District's Egg Profiteers A campaign is to bo waged against merchants in the District who are said to be profiteering in eggs. Regard less of the slump in the wholesale price of eggs, Secretary E. D. Atkinson, of the District fair price committee, said this morning that many complaints had been received that l some retailers were charging as high as 90 cents and $1.00 a dozen for eggs. ? Dealers Are Warned. of their profiteering. ine v Mr. Atki'naon! ?'t^' cent. a "Merchant* know w,U thc m.rBln of pront to which they ?"^rd i j \*r Atkinson, but niiny. a gaid Mr. AiKina received by the com In* to complaints recel profit ?"i *?' to District Attorney John ?? d Uo will .eo that they arc pro.ecuud. DUCM Price E. free ??<??< At a conference thin mornl"f U1>. twecn Clarence R. Wllaon.ofthe DWj Howarr^frrr^I^clal aMlat*^^^0 U.ta'to'be* announced next week were dTn"mber of .paeial agent. of th. Department of Ju.tice will ba detail ed to Mr. Wilson's office and all com jlalnts of profiteering will be tnvertl stated. The investigator. al?o will personally cover the city lri an e"? to discover profiteering and the p VaM7CFr?UappeareTbefore thecom ^l?eeFye!terdPay and outlined the .vork of the Department ?' Ju'lt,c* .o reduce the high cost ?f " .vas principally through the Hon of Mr. Flgg that the /esterday did not announce the fair price llat on meata. Trained Investigator, of tha l* partment of Justice w>" jlxtrtct Fair Price Committee In en forcing a .chedule of fair prices and to probe the complaints received of profiteering It was announced today At a meeting yesterday of the com mlttee. it was announced ft schedule ,f prloe* on lamb, pork and kosher beef had been fixed, but it hat the committee is badly. In need ot l corps of investigator. t<J take up j complalnta of unfair prices and pra U A?uranc, was given, however, by 'toward Figp. special asalatant to At torney General ralmer. that hh^ de oartment would assist the committee In investigating complaints of profit eering in the District. Hold UMla? gefcrJale. Incidentally, the committee did not make public the fixed fair-price schedule on the advice of Mr. Flgg. Who furnished a table of jrlMi >" other cities with the request that they be taken into consideration announcement of the fair prices being '"iM^understood that prices on lamb and kosher beef will allow a margin of profit over cost, the .am,, a. pre.; f.i. nrice. on beef. Fair prices on bMf *??w * proflt 10 th* r*ta,,*r.* It ^proilmat.ly 33 1-3 per cent. virtually what they a.ked. On porh, prlcae are to be fixed by the com .vktttAf* from tlms to time. flarenre R. Wll.on. chalrtnan of the committae. .aid no reference ha. h#?n made to the augar situation by', ,he committae. It being , mated thVt'fha commIttaa wou?prob-\j 2S-C?at gmgar Hearted. The committaa. however. ha.i r e ceived r a porta that aome Waahlngton retaUers ara .elllng Cuban high as 23 cents * pound and tha other, ara ehar.'ng 10 Cants ? ????? f?r refined granulated sugar w?.h tha customer required to buy other *oo?b in order ta obtal. augar The committee found that there w.a <,r?f '?,|,# hvn thrj' K|l sin. e Drremb?i *>. "hen they were wholesaling; art from 70 to 80 cents and retailing up to *1 a dozen. Yesterday's reports shows that egg? brought 70 cents a dozen wholesale and retailed at from 75 to 80 cents a dozen. Wnmra'i W ear Pliers. Announcement .was made by the rommlttee that the sub-curvtanittee on women's wear would meet on Mon day and decide on fair prices for many of the articles of feminine wear ing apparel. The committee doea not believe this a difficult matter to adjust, since Washington merchants have shown a desire to assist in the campaign against profiteering and unfair prices. COLD SNAP BRINGS FUN FOR SKATERS Great Ice Carnival at Tidal Basin Monday?Sport En loyed at Zoo. With the Tidal Basin bathing beach covered with six inches of ice ana the forecaster promising good cold weather for several days to come, an nouncement is made that a monster Ice carnival, to which everybody U in vited. will be held on the Basin next Monday night. It will be the first carnival of Its kind In two years. Despite the cold weather, more than 1.000 men, women and boys all day* ??esterday and last night visited vhe beach and enjoyed skating. The low temperature this morning and last night added at least another half inch of ice to the present layer TSfr, will be skating this afterniftn and tonight, ending at 10:16 o'clock. .Skating is made possible through the ?fforts of Col. C. R Ridley. Superin tendent of Public Buildings nnd Grounds, and k. Gordon Leech, man ager of the beach, who are making every effort to make the Basin ^af?, by putting up red lights and station ing guards at danger points. There la also good skating In the pond at Zoological Bark, and all day yesterday crowds thronged the limited (pace for skating. POLISH REPUBLIC BUYS HENDERSON RESIDENCE A seven figure real estate deal was announced yesterday In the transfer to the Polish republic of the hand gome residence at 2?40 Sixteenth street northwest, owned by Mrs. J. B. Henderson and formerly occupied by Boris BakhmetefT. Russian ambassa I dor tinder the old regime. ' The property mill be slightly re ! modeled within and will he occupied 1 Ir. two weeks by the Polish legation, now temporarily housed at 3147 Six 1 teenth street. In American money, the deal la one I of the lareat In recent real estate annal in Washington .the price being between 1140,000 and ItOO.OOO, On the books of the legation, the amount stands at 1.004,000 marks, the present rate of exchange being about 4 4 m*rk? to the dbllar The R*v. Adamskl, a member of the Polish Congress and regarded as the leading Polish banker, with head quarter* at Posen. arrived In Wash Ington yeaterday to be the guest of : tho leg**lea while studying American I matters j SAULSBURYACT UP TO SUPREME COURT Highest Tribunal Is Petitioned To Pass on Law's Con stitutionality. The United Slates Supreme Court has been formally petitioned to pa*i upon the constitutionality of the Saulsbury anti-eviction act in the District of Columbia. The first appeal taken to the Su preme Court from ttye ruling of the District Court of Appeals, holding the Saulsbury law to be invalid, was filed yesterday afternoon by \V. G. Pren tiss. attorney for Mrs. Gertude Oroot. Mrs. Groot was ordered by the Court of Appeals to vacate the resi dence at 13*6 Fairmont street north west. Suit for possession was brought by Caroline Rellly, one of the officials of the woman's committee of the Council of National Defense, who purchased the house for a resi>'?i.ce in 1918. I In rendelfng the decision. Chief Justice Smjthe declared that, as the court had lield the Saulsbury law to be unconstitutional in a former opin ion, Mrs. Groot was retaining unlaw ful possession of the house. The court also pointed out that, as Mrs. Groot rented out the residence .at 1346 Fairmont street ai.d several other ad joining houses to war workers, she did not actually require the premises as an abode. A number of other test appeals in volving the constitutionality of the Saulsbury law are expected to be filed In the Supreme Court In the near fu ture. Application for advancement of the cases probably will not be grant ed until after March, it was said at the court. The original decision handed down by the Court of Appeals In which the Saulsbury law was held unconstitu tional was in the case of Wilson vs. McDonnell. SHE HALTS TRAFFIC j ? + * Woman on Car Step, Unable to Get In, Refuses to Step Off. + + SO CLERKS ARE TARDY ?j. 4. Furnished New Excuse By Obstinacy of Would-Be Passenger. + + + It may have been the fault of either the woman or the con ductor, but the fact remains that when several hundred war work ers reported late at their offices this morning they had a strange explanation to offer for their tardiness. It all happened when the wo man refused to get off the car step so the conductor could close the door. The eastward bound car on the Fourteenth street line had stop ped st Fourteenth and U streets to take on more passengers. When the back platform (which should be emphasised) had been filled to capacity the conductor shouted In stentorian tone: '"-All off the step so I can close the door." (everyone obeyed except the one woman, who announced that she would stand on the step until the conductor or passengers (she wasn't particular), found room for her in the car. 80 stand she did for fully ten minutes, much to the amusement of the passengers. "I won't go until I can close the door," the conductor announced. The result was that the traffic on the Fourteenth |treet car line eastward bound was tied up for fully ten minutes between *;J0 and 9 o'clock, the rush hours for conveying Government clerks to the depsrtments. The woman flnsrtty ?*1d "Well, t guess I'd better get off or I'll be late for work." "Tile wnrld will *? nn Just Ik* eem*-. replied a peeved >?i?e?|ti I $660 CLERK RISES TO HIGH POST AT TREASURY l?crtUrir Ulasa hu appointed Rofc ?rt O. HtM, of c??il? ?loner of acruunU and depoalta This la a new position made necessary by the large lucraaae la the accounting trauaaetlone of the Treasury and the eaah depoalta of the Government In baOke throughout the country on ac count of war operaUua*. The commlMlooir, under the Aa ?latant Secretary In charge ol fiscal bureau*, will have administrative su pervision over the division of book keeping and warrant*, the dlvlaloa of public moneye and thalr relation* to Ikt treasurer's 6f(lr*. Mr. Hand entered the Treasury *a a Clark In the office of the audltoi for the War ljapartment at |?o per annum In 1001. rt*lng to the position of assistant treaaurer of the United Statea in April. 1010 DRIVE OPENS FOR SCHOOLS Seven D. C. Organizations Launch Campaign to Secure Betterments From Congress. Seven prominent District organi zation* united last night to taka part Hi a campaign to better tha condi tion* In Washington'* public achoola. With the appointment of an executive council of fourteen peraon*. Charlea I. Corby, chairman, the great drive got under way. More than 100 representative* of these organizations gathered for a conference in the board room of tha District building last night. William B. Wettlake. president of the Fed eration of Citizen*' Association. and temporary chairman of the confer ence, presided. He introduced Ern est L. Thurston, cuperlntendent of schools, who briefly outlined the sit uation in tha school sycicm. Accept Vmri'i Help. It war announced following Mr. Thurston'a talk that the Federation of Women'* Clubs. Women's City Club and the Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teachers' Association were desirous of joining with the Federa tion of Citizens' Association. Rotary Club. Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce in the drive to Improve the local educational system. The offers of these associations were accepted and the representatives became a part of the conference. For more thvi an hour and a half the conference consisted of nothing but live discussion, with eeemlngly a division of thought among several factions. A resolution was introduced which would urge the Board of Ed ucation to throw away Its reorganiza tion plan. After much discussion the resolution was passed. >amr Kxeeutlve ('???ell. After much wrangling, the confer ence got down to business. It waa suggested, and the suggestion was carried out. that an executive council be termed to have the power to map out all plans for a drive for better school conditions. It will be a drive to put before Congress the facta con cerning the school situation. Mem bers of the committee said they felt sure that Congress would recognize the conditions and take steps to rem edy them if they learn of the real eit uatlon from a representative body of citizens, which is only deairous of urging, not demanding. Congfiress to aid the aituatlon. , , The following committee was named as the executive council: Charlea I. Corby, Rotary Club, chairman: Ro land S. Robbina. president. Rotary Club: Capt. James F. Oyster and Roy C. Claflln, Board of Trade; Col. Rob ert N. Harper and Dr. Arthur Ram say. Chamber of Commerce; W. B. W estlake and Jesse C. Suter, Feder ation of Citizens' Associations; Mits Mary O'Toole and Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, Wo nan's City Club: Mrs. Howard Hodgkins and Mis* Elizabeth E. Reese, Federation of Women's Clubs, and Mr*. Olles Scott Rafter and Mrs. Henry Spottswood. of the Congress of Mothers and Parents' Teachers' Asoclatlon. Thl* committee I* composed of presidents and chair men of achool committees of tha var ious organization*. John Barrett Speak*. The executive committee will meet at the call of Mr. Corby In a faw daya to m^> out details of the move ment. John Barrett, aecretary general of the Pan-American Union, spoke for several minutes. He told the con ference that he had enlisted several Congressmen In the campslgn to aid the District schools by obtaining prom ises of the men to push any legis lation through Congress He also stated that In a recent trip to St. I.otils he had obtained a promise from the school people there to urge their representatives In the Capital to vote for any legislation which might help the local achool aituatlon. A representative of the Southern Sociological Congress ran present and ststcd the congress wished to co operate In the drive. JEWEL THIEVES GET . LOOT WORTH $10,000 The theft of articles of jewelry val ued approximately at M0.600. w*a re ported yeaterday by Mitchell Harri son. 1T2G Maaaachutett* avenue north we*t. The articles were stolen De cember IS. Among tha loot wa* a woman'* cluster diamond ring set with a three caret diamond surrounded by thirty eight smalt diamond* valued at 14.000. i Other articlea reported stolen ?r?r? a pair of Imitation pearl earrings. Imitation diamond bar pin. pair of imi tation turqunis e6ff button*, pearl stickpin, valued at flJOO, and a white pearl ttud aurrounded by small dia monds. valued at ?I oOO A description of the stolen jewelry waa printed la the police department bulletin this morning aM will be ?eat to several eltlaa. Revenue Agents Ready te Ar rest Bootleg Chief When Time Is Ripe. Operative* of the Internal Revenue bureau and detective* from Police Headquarter* were ready to plarr the haada of tha "bootleg truat" to ^ dth Initon under arrest whenever the time la auaplcloua. That tha owner of the 197 caae* of whlakcy captured In the raid Tburs day night ia under surveillance he came definitely known today. Whan he la placed under arreat tha poll** will he ready to announce the real head of tha "bootleg truat.'' ??peet lelag WitoM. Officials today laughed at the report ( that the real owner of tha w?Uk?t i could have It If he would claim It, U4 ; that the owner would not be p.oae cuted Officials *ald that in light ft certain evidence It la hardly probahle that the owner would want to ;lal?a ? tha whlakey. even though it ia wort;! upward of f23.000. Assistant District Attorney Arth t? day took full charge of the lnve*ti*a tlon of the "bootleg truat." It la be lieved that he ordered that tha men under aurvelllance be watched. and that the arreat be not made yat. That tome Information may be ob tained from John Willie n*. arrested In a raid on a houae at 1218 Wleeonain avenue laat night, la believed probable by the police. It la alleged that Wll llama was selling liquor dlstrljutod by the Camp LMcb atore house. Result of 1UI4 Hald on the houae waa headed by. Lleytenant Riley of the Seventh pre cinct. Several boxea known to hav? contained bottlea of whlakey were found In the rear of the place, the police declare. Williams was locked up. A short time after the arreat of William*. Alfred Walter*, who It la also believed hy the police was sell Ing whiskey from the Camp Leach cache, was placed under arrest by internal Revenue Operatlvea Hend and Seegar and Police Headquarter* Detectlvea Jett and Hartman. Police [?allege Walters was taken in the act of making a whiskey sale. T)onaId Fuller. C067 Prospect aveaa* northwest, who was arrested whea the 197 cases were fout)d at Camp Leach Thursday night, today ie out on ball of |50<). A charge of carrying concealed weapons was lodged against him. Police ray Fuller wai not at a place of legitimate employ ment and had no right to carry wea pon*. ? Release Cknfeer. James C. MilUtead. 1650 Wisconsin avenue, a chauffeur, was releaaed, the police being unable to. obtain any Informatior. warranting holding him. In addition to the arrest of th? head of the alleged "bootleg" trust, the police today spread a dragnet that ia expected to bring: in the leaser light* in the huge tralTic in illicit llquof here. The lesser lights are the com mon variety of bootlegger* to whom whiskey was allocated daily. The demand for bootleg whiskey evidently wa/> larger than the.supply, and Individual bootleggers were al located a certain amount daily. LAWYER IS INDICTED. Robert L. Montague, a well-known Virginia lawyer residing in thla eltjr, has been Indicted by the grand Jury on a charge of embezzling ?61S.?2 of the funds belonging to the estate of Mary J. Brady, of which he waa the executor and trustee. The grand Jury also returned fourteen other In dictments for minor offenses. ALUMNI TO DANCE. The Business High School Alumni Association will give a dance at Meridian Mansion, 2400 Sixteenth street northwest, on January 15. All Business graduates are invited to at tend this dance, which will be a get together party of the almuni. The IIKftT OAK-TAXXRD t enth er. aaaranteed te last at least 4 month*, enn lie hnuaht at The Capital Shoe Findinfi Co. at? r st. w.w. ato.ooo Worth of Shoe Findings to ?elert from. OPBM IiVUMM.' ? WANT TO DANCE T Too eaa leant at tha Rifhtway School of Danctnf 121* Sen V?rh *t?, near llflk Choeee ths only ap-to-dat* danelag a ?my south of N?w Tarle?there RKJHTWAT ACADEMT. Privet* Im any hour Tie. tun n**d no tuptltlatd Open I a. m.?1# P- ??- Phoae Pn M. STEIN'S Rapid fhee ^>*?lilm |h?* UL TBI? Wi N?**a hall sshs he* la. xrr w ? "TioS!