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SECTION TWO
WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1920.
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SECTION TWO
BOARD TO AID
SCHOOL*
^ -'r. Van S-chaick Indorses Pro
gram Proposed by Better
ment Committee.
Indorsing the program of the school
5>ftltrinrni committee, repreeentlng
seven of the most prominent District
Organisation*, Dr. John Van Schalck.
Jr., president of the Board of Educa
tion, at a luncheon ^t the Coa.nos
Club Kivn today by the committee,
aaid ?hc board is ready to delay Its
reorganization plan If It will In any
way help Immediately to Improve
school conditions.
"The board recognises that It can*
? ot get th?- legislation needed with
out the help of the cltlsens," said
Dr. Van Schalck. It therefor# places
at the service of the committee all Ita
resources and welcomes co-operation.
"Especially Is the trained business
experience of your body needed In de
ciding the amounts the community
can afford to pay In salary Increases
and In shaping a building program
for the next five years to meet ttu
*' needs of the entire community. The
hoard welcomes this opportunity to
make clear to the committee the gen
aral misunderstanding of the attitude
?f the board on reorganisation.
lund amenta la Repaired.
The fundamental things of reor
ganization demanded by the board ap
pear In the program of the commit
tee.
"A business manager for the
school*, with an adequate force of ac
countants and clerks.
"Abolition of present salary classes
In the (trade schools and a system
by which teachers can be placed In
the srade for which they are best
fitted and given salary Increases
without passing to other grades In
, stalled. This makes possible a higher
type of ability In the primary de
partment and a more efficient adjust
ment all around. We accept with
gratitude your statoment that thla Is
already included In object one, and
also the principle of the. same salary
for grade and high school teachers
possessing the aame qualifications.
"No Board of Education would be
lit to hold office an hour If It per
mitted a difference of opinion on
lesser matters of reorganisation to
xndAnger the success of this great
program.
1 What Baard Favora.
"The board is on record aa favoring
these other things:
"Lengthening of the course of tha
normal schools;
"More assistant superintendents;
"Substitution of group principals
for supervising principals;
"A .personnel committee subject to
the superintendent to study griev
ances and keep up morale.
"A permanent board of examiner!
free from other duties. ?
"Substitution of head teachers for
heads of departments.
"All these things and other minor
ehanges were Included In the brief
to the joint commission on reclksslfl
cation submitted at its request. In
preparing that brief the board had
the help of the Superintendent of
Schools, who indorsed every change
suggested except three?the union of
(he offices of director of primary
,-i.nd director of kindergarten work,
the substitution of hes^d teachers for
heads of department* and the sustl
tutlon of group principals for super
vising principals, although he was In
favor of certain group principal and
larger divisions.
Board's Attitude.
"This board proposes now. as it
has always proposed, to put flret
tilings first. Where matters of reor
ganization will help accomplish the
,ive objects they will be pushe.d
"Where they will endanger the five
objects they will be delayed.
" Where they need to be changed
they will he changed.
' The* board has no pride of opinion
to safeguard.
"The taslt before lis rails for mod
esty as well a3 courage. The great
need of all of us Is Intelligence,., up
rlrishneos. snd co operation.
"The board finally calls the atten
tion of the committee to the misun
derstanding of the purposes of the
survey of the United States Bureau
of Education begun some weeks ago.
"The object la to get the advice of
educational leaders who live In our
community. While other cities pay
for this service," this community gets
it without cost. Neither the board
nor the community is bound by any
findings. The bureau does not ap
proach Its work In a destructive spirit
nor dors the board, concerned as it Is
with the honor and good name of tho j
schools. fear the result.
Asks Committee's Help.
? To atop tho survey now because of
misunderstanding would creats a falsa
impression and might prove disas
trous to the success of our program.
The board asks the fcelp of the com
mittee in malting Its position under
stood by the community.
"If In principle* we are In cordial
iigreement, In rtetsils open-minded,
ind In all things actuated by the
?Ingle purpose to serve the children
<nd so serve the nation, we cannot
mil to nork as one man. and thus
what wo seek."
Thos? present at the luncheon were
1 'ol. Hobert N. Haiper and Dr. Arthur
itamsay, of the Chamber of Com
merce; Capt. James F. Oyster and Roy
C. Claflln. of the Board of Trade;
William B. West lake, and Jesse C.
Suter. Federation of Citizens' A.iso
lations. and Roland Robblna and
?'hartes I. Corby. Rotary Club
A meeting of the fioard of Educa
tion will be held this afternoon In
the Franklin School, The teacher's |
?ouncll will meet In the Franklin f
School at 3 o'clock. Only routine mat
ter# are expected to come up.
N. H. FOLKS TO MEET.
The New llanipthlfc Asjoclauo i
wilt hold the first meeting of tl't
year on January l" at the ?t. Jenvs
Ilotal. at i o clock An Informal ,
? dance will take place Immediately I
folia**In ? the busiaate mealing
Here's How Boost in Fare
Affects Both Lines
? Y ? *
This table, prepared for The Time* by A. N. Duart, statistician
of the Public Utilities Commission, shows the approximate earning
of the Washington Railway and Electric Company and the Capital
Traction Company yearly under three rates of fare, and the amount
the companies should earn on the suggested 7-cent plan, with ?
2-cent charge for transfers.
In making these estimates it is assumed that 80,000,000 pas
sengers ride on each line every year, which is computed to be the
average. The Utilities Commission says each company should receive
6 per cent return on its investment.
Under 5-ee: ? fare, with six tickets for 25 cents, it is estimated
the following amount* would be earned, or lost, by each company
in one year's time*
W. R. & E., lone $617,000, or Capital Traction Company.
4 per cent of investment earn $443,000, or 3 per cent of
investment.
Under the straight 5-cent fare, with a 2-eent charge for intra
and inter company transfers, it is estimated the following amounts
would be earnad or loat by each company in one year:
W. R. and E.p lose $1(17,000, or I CapiUl Traction' Co., earn
1 per cent of investment. f $793,000, or 64 per cent of in
vestment.
Under the present rate of fare?seven cents, with four ticket* for
25 cents, and with a 2-cent inter-company transfer charge?it is
estimated the following amount would be earned by each company in
onevear:
W. R. and E., earn $443,000, or
3.28 per cent of investment
Capital Traction Co,, earn
$1,443,000 ,or 10 per cent of in
vestment.
Under the fare asked by the Washington Railway & Electric
Company, straight 7 cents, with a 2-cent charge for all transfers, it
is estimated the following amount would be earned by each company
in a year:
W. R. A K., earn $850,000, or j Capital Traction Company,
6 per cent of investment earn $1,910,000, or 13 % per cent
I of investment.
SENATE GIVtS 0. Q.
HREMEN MORE PAY
Scale of Salaries $200 Less in
Bill Passed Today Than
In House Measure.
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Without discu??!on the Senate to
day passed the increased pay bill for
Washington Bremen. ?
No objection **? made when Sen
ator Calder of New Tork called up the
bill early this afternoon.
Under the bill as It paaaed the
Senate, the scale of salaries Is ap
proximately $200 less than the amount
voted by the House. The total pro
posed Increase Is $208,830.
The proposed Increase per man Is as
follows: Chief engineer. *250; deputy
chief engineers, 1250; battalton chief,
$200; marshal, $300; assistant mar
shal, $400; Inspectors, $580; captains,
$400; lleutenapts. $440; sergeant*,
$500; engineers, $260; assistant en
gineers. $320; 110 privates, class one,
$300 ; 85 privates, class two, $220; 250
private?, class three, $320.
May Give Hlg%e?t Salutes.
It is expected that the House pro
visions will be kept In the bill when
It Is sent to conference. The deduc
tions were made In the Senate bill
when It was reported from the com
mlttee In the absence of a number of
members. Rather than Jeopardise the
chances of the bill passing without
discussion. It was decided to laave the
differences In salaries to be adjusted
In conference.
The bill provides for appointment
and promotion of officers and othar
members of the Fire Department In
accordance with civil service regula
tions. Provision Is made, however,
for the automatic transfer, wltliout re
gard to civil service rules, of privates
from class one to class two. and from
class two to class three, after the re
quired period of service.
A strong anti-strike provision, the
same that applies to the Washington
policemen. Is carried in the bill.
DENIES HOLDING UP
EX-YANKS' PAPERS
Denial that former net-vice men are
being dismissed from the Government
service, notably from the War Rlek
Bureau, because their examination
papers have been delayed In marking
by the Civil Service Commission was
iriade by the latter today.
Examination papers of ex-service
men have In all eases hsve been
given first attention by the Civil
Service examiners by order of the
commission, Commissioner Wales said
today.
"The facts of the case are simply
that in the competition for jobs the
race has resolved Itself Into one
among service men themselves. In
many cases, one service, man passes
his examination, while another fr.lls,
the latter then falls to he certlfiort.
As for the certification of women, or
others In his place, it Is unlikely. It
Is more natural to asaumn that his
place Is filled hy another servlco.
man who has excelled In his examina
tion. Virtually 76 per cent of appli
cants now are ex-service men.
CHAIRMAN CHOSEN
BY MASTER PRINTERS
AI a meeting of the master print
ers' section of the Merchants' and
Manufacturers' Assoclstlon yesterdav.
O. T. Wright was elected chairman.
The printing and publishing trade Is
regarded as the largest of the lootil
Industrie*.
ICrneat Muyer was chosen chairman
of the women's specialty store asj
i tlon. In anticipation of a busy year.
Mr. Mayer said he wonld aall fre
quent meetings of ?ke eeetlan
HEAT IN HIES
Sherman to Press Law to Stop
Landlords Freezing Out
Tenants, He Says.
Following the appointment of th*
Rent CMnmlaslon, Senator Sherman,
chairman of the Dlstrtct Committee,
introduced. a bin In the Senate to
day to protect Washington tenants
from landlord* wb& are trying to
frees* them out.
Some Washington landlords, ac
cording to Sherman, are making liv
ing condition* so uncomfortable for
tenants that they are being forced
to give up their apartments. Over
coats and rubbers are being worn in
chilly apartments by many Washing
tonlans. Sherman declared.
"It Is time something was done to
put a stop to suqh practices," he said
"Tn Chicago landlords who failed to
live up to their agreement to furnish
sufficient heat are fined, and they
ought to be fined here."
Sherman proposes to subject land
lords who do not keep apartments
properly heated to fines of not less
than $20, nor more than f 1,000. Each
day an apartment was not heated
would be considered a separate of
fense. |
"I am told that some of the land
lords who have been unable to get
rid of their tenants owing to the
Saulsbury law, are trying to freeze
them out." said Sherman. "It is not
uncommon for many tenants to be
forced to wear their overcoats and
overshoes In their apartments and
rooms. I am going to bring this bill
to the attention of the District Com
mittee to see what can be done to
remedy conditions here."
Under Sherman's bill tenants who
have complaints to make with regard
to heatlfig would file them with the
District Attorney's office. It also pro
vides for court trials.
The Senate District Committee will
meet seme time this week to take up
the nomination of the Rent Commis
sion members and of the Rev. John
VanSchalck as District Commissioner
Senator Sherman said no date had
been set for the meeting.
"If the rent law Ih given a chanrt
I bel|eve that It will prove benefi
cial," said Sherman, "but If the
property owners seek to hamstring
It, then let them beware. Congress has
full control of the District of Colum
bia and It Is determined that profit
eering In rents here shall cease.
?hf property owners and landlords
persist In their efforts to avoid prop
er regulations, I predict that a law
will be enacted placing an occupa>
tlonal tax and property taxes on real
estate owners and landlords that will
soon bring them to their senses."
WASHINGTON SOCIETY
TO AID ACTORS' FUND
Washington society women have
agreed to take part In the campaign
to raise contributions for the Actor*'
Fund of America, It was announced
today by the Actors' Memorial Day
committee for Washington, which Is
In charge of the drive to he held
here January 27.
John Barrett, director general of
the Pan-American Union, has b?en
appointed chairman of the commlt'eo
which has charge of arrangement*
for the special matinees, to be given
at the National, Poll's, the Belaaco,
and Gsrrlck Theater* January 27. Mr*.
Newton D. Baker I* vloe chairman of
this committee.
Moving picture owner* notified the
committee that they would advertise
the performances by signs on the
screens and In the lobby.
PLITT LEADS PAINTERS.
Oeorge Plltt was elected president
ef the Master Hou*e Painter* a?\d
Decorator*' A?*oeiation. at their *n
nu*l meeting and dinner *t H*rv*v i
Restaurant l**t night Arthur h.
Ktafctberg wa* choten vice president;
n U Smith, ?acrefarr and Rd?erd
1 *r Mint*. treasurer.
2 MILLION GIFT
IF FARES RISE
Increase Would Give Capital
Traotion Co. 131-2 Per Cent
Return on Investment.
Nearly fXOOO.OOO profit* a year will
accrue to the Capital Traction Com
pany If the Public Utilities Commit
alon conaents to a raise In street car
farm In Washington. ,
figures compiled today also show
that tha traction company will be
earning under the new fare plan
13*4 P"- of Ita Investment, while
the utilities commlaalon holda tha.
, fl per rent la a fair earalng.
The application for Increase In
fare. madr by Wllllaru K. Ham. prsal>
dent, Washington Railway and KI?o>
trlr company yeaterday. la aim In
the handa of tho Public Utilities
Commlaalon.
To Set llearlag Data.
The matter will be taken up at a
meeting this afternoon, and a date
for a public hearing to conalder tha
petition will be announced.
It la Improbable that the commis
sion will begin hearlnga before Jan
uary 'SO an a ton day* notice la requir
ed on all public hearlnga.
The W. R. and K. la very anxious
that the petition be dlapoaed of Imme
dlately and la urging quirk action on
the part of tho commlaalon.
The Tlaieo Haa Ktgnrea Pr? pared.
At the request of The Tlmea. A. N
Duart, atatlatlrlan of the Public Uttl
111 e a Commlaalon. prepared figures
ahowinx the earnings yearly of the
two companies If the commlaalon
, granta a straight arven cent, two cent
charge for tranafri-3. rate.
The figures, which are only approx
imate show that the PapltaJ Traction
Company will rarn H.910,000 and the
Washington Railway *860.000. Twelve
months ago the Capital Traction Com
pany waa earning a little more than
$400,000 a year. Its earnings will be
quadrupled by thla higher fare. The
W. R. and E twelve montha ago waa
loalng about >500.000 a year, and thla
is a gain since that date of more than
$1,000,000 in earnings.
PENNILESS GIRLS PLEAD
FOR MONEY TO GO HOME
Corgreae Besieged By Workers
Discharged Without Price of
Railroad Ticket.
Without prospect* for further em
ployment In Washington, hundreds of
girl clarka discharged from tha War
Risk Insurance Bureau are besieging
members of Congress for aid in reach
ii.g their homes. The girls for the
most part are abaolute'.y penniless,
and some of them are In debt.
The War Risk Bureau will dismiss
1,500 employes during the month of
January. Of this number, not more
than 300 will be able to And employ
ment elsewhere. It is estimated. The
situation Is appalling. In the opinion
of Mrs. Mina C. Van Wir.kle, head of
the women's buraau of the Metro
politan police department, who ad
vocates action by Congress to relieve
the situation.
Mrs. Van Winkle declared it Is im
possible to find employment for these
girls, and that some way should be
found to provide them with transpor
tation to their homes.
Many of the girls now dismissed,
or facing dismissal It. the next month,
came to Washington for positions
paying ??00 to 11,100 per annum.
Senator Overman and other mem
bers of Congreaa will advocate a bill
for relief of these girls. It was stated
today.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
DRIVE OPENS FEB. 9
A financial campaign for the bone
fit of the Community Service of the
District will begin on February 0 and
will end on the 16th. This date was
agreed upon at a meeting of the exe
cutive committee at the Community
Service Club, 1408 Pennsylvania ave
nue, yesterday.
"I know the people of Washington
are going to stand back of this great
civic organisation and give It splen
did financial support," declared Henry
White, chairman of the committee.
SIAMESE TWINS NOT
'ONE PERSON, RULES
CENSUS CHIEF
, !
Dlrfrtar of the Oonau* lUgrra
aave what he railed "a aaddle
haek oplnlea." It waa on the raae
of the giaaaeae twlaa, and a r?a
whather "they" were oae ?r two.
"My Idea la." iloelared Mr. Rag
era, "that they are two?two Uvea,
twa aaitla. I have aat had the
eaae before at, hat that la tha
way It atrlkea me olfhaad?last a
?addlehaek eplalaa. yan kaow."
Tke twlaa. I.urln aad fllaipllrla
i.odlno. are natives of the I'hlMg
plat lalaada aad elevoa roars old.
They are llvlag with toaiaalo
alaaer Vaagea.
Mr. Vaagea aald tha twtaa aa
douhtedly are twa peraaaa, al
though they are leliA-d. They
aro healthy, fall at play, aad la
ttlHgaaL"
MISS ELLEN Mc
1D00, five years
old, bu the honor of be
ing th< first of his four
grandchildren to be re
ceived by President Wil
son sinoe his return to the
United States
?Photo by Towl's.
Miss Ellen McAdoo, Five, Now
at White House, Spends Much
Time in Sickroom.
To little Miss Kllen, the flve-year
old daughter of former Secretary of
the Treasury and Mrs. William Olbbe
McAdoo roes the honor of being the
flrst of his four grandchildren to be
received by President Wilson sines
he returned from the peace confer
ence In Paris.
Shortly before President and Mrs.
Wilson went to Paris, more than a
year agv>, the President made a hur
ried trip to Philadelphia to see hla
newest grandchild, Woodrow, the son
of Prof, and Mrs. Say re, but since
then and until the present visit of
Mrs. McAdoo, the President has been
denied the preaence of children In the
hlte House by tbs advice of his phy
sician.
It was planned to have a Christmas
party with all the grandchildren pres
ent and the President was very anx
ious to have this brought about, but
a family conference decided against
It. Following the visit of Prof, and
Mrs. Sayre at the Whits House last
week, Mrs. McAdoo, accompanied by
little Miss Ellen, arrived &nd the
President has been permitted to see
the little girl, wAo Is the oldest of
the four grandchildren.
The frequent visits of the McAdoo
youngster to the President now are
said to be having gratifying effects,
and members of the family note with
pleasure the Increased cheerfulness
and animation In the President's man
ner following the child's visits.
SUFFRAGISTS ROUTED
FROM BEDS BY BLAZE
Two Fires Within Few Honrs In
Woman's Party Headquarters
Here.
?
Ten members of the National Wom
an's Party were given a second epi
sode of a (Ire scare about 1 o'clock
this morning, when smoke wss dis
covered In the headquarters of the
party, 14 Jackson place, and a hur
ried Are alarm wan turned In. Before
the arrival of the firemen. the women
who were sleeping on the third floor
of the building left their rooms and
made their way safely to the first
floor. No serious damage resulted.
Yesterday afternoon a flr?< origi
nated In the furnace rooni of the
building and spread to the ballroom,
routing an estimated damage of
tl.SOO The blase, however, did not
reach the living quarters on the third
floor.
Cn awakening shortly after 1
o'clock this morning, one of the mem
bers of the party found her room on
the third floor filled with smoke and {
spread the .alarm to the nine occu
pants of other rooms.
The lire this morning also was in
the furnace room.
GETS $300 FOR INJURIES. .
In a suit to recover 120.000 dam
ages from the Chesapeake Be?<-h
Railway Company for injuries result,
ing from an accident August 14. 101$,
In which she tripped on a protruding
bolt and fell, from a rear platform of
one of the company's care. Lucie A.
Walker yesterday was awarded 43 M>
by a Jury in Circuit Court. No 1,
Chief Jostles MeCev pr?si?lng
Attacks on U. S. Workers Add
Thousands to Federation,
Says Pres. Steward.
In iniwfr to 8'nitor Xmoot'n at
tack yesterday afternoon upor the
work of the Congressional joint rom
miction on reclassification of salaries
and Government employe*, the Na
tional Federation of Federal 15m
ploycs, this morning. through Presi
dent Luther C. Steward, declared that
"the remarkable growth of the Na
tional Federation of Federal Km
ployes la largely due to unfair at
tack* on the mau of deserving work
era In the Federal aervlce."
"The late Congressman Borland
practically brought the federation in
to being with hia minimum eight
hour law. Congressman Blanton and
Senator King have ably assisted. and
now Senator Smoot has added himeelf
to the Hat of our organisers," aald Mr.
Steward.
"We are aakingr only for fair treat
ment; we ahall continue to ask and
sweeping generalities plainly actuated
by prejudice will serve nnlF to focus
public attention upon the justice of
our claims.
"The federation is devoting its best i
efforts now. as It has been in the past, j
to laying before the American people ,
the facts concerning conditions of
employment In Government service.
"We shall rest our case on what an
Impartial Investigation discloses. Sen
ator Smoot In his comparison of sal
aries paid in the Federal service a ,
century ago with those paid at pres
ent ignore* the cost of living, which
Is a vital factor."
Utah Senator Outdoes Blanton
In a "Turn 'Em Loose"
Philippic.
Friends of the Government clerks
are rallying their forces In the Sen
ate to combat the spring offensive
that will be launched against thou
sand* of Uncle Sam's employes here
when the Joint Congressional Re
classification Commission makes its
report. March 12 next, on salary re
adjustment.
As a forewarning of the storm that
Is about to break in the. Senate when
the report Is brought up for approval.
Senator Reed Smoot of Utah yester
day even surpassed some of the early
attempts of Representative "Turn
Loose" Blanton of Texas, In one of
the bitterest attacks on Federal em
ployes that Congress has witnessed
in many years. Back of the attack is
the strong support Senator Smoot
carries with him.
Although Senator Smoot contented
himself with a wholesale condemna
tion of the various Government bu
reaus, and the work of the Reclassifi
cation Commission In particular, he
did not block the action of the Sen
ate In adopting a resolution extend
ing, ~untll March 11 next, the time
within which the commission may
complete Its work.
Senator Smoot is on the warpath, j
He haa two big fights on his hands.
These he will wage In relentless
fashion on the Bureau of War Risk
Insurance, which he wants abolished,
and the recommendations for salary
Increases to Government clerks.
Senator Smoot heaped ridicule on
the statement that 1623 average sal
aries of the Government clerical force
have Increased from $1,137.28 In 1823
to SI.138 In 1016, an increase of 72
cents.
Senator Smoot claimed that the Re
classification Commission, in arriving
at Its salary calculations, had ar
rayed figures in such a fashion that
no one could "gather the faintest Idea
whether the kinds of work performed
by a majority of the men and women
on the Government payroll in 1823 are
comparable with the kinds of work
performed by those on the pay roll
at present, for the reaaon that no in- \
formation as to the nature of the worK :
peroformed Is available for more than i
a few years previous to the present |
time."
FEDERATION WILL MEET
ON VAN SCHAICK CASE
Citiitna Call Special Session To Act >
On D. C. Commission
Appointment.
A special meeting Of the Federation {
of Cltltens' Associations to diacuts '
the nomination of Dr. John Van 1
Schaiok, president of the Hoard of
Education, as District Commissioner
will be held In the board room of
the District building. Friday evening.
A lively debate Is expected, as there
seems to be dlvlslorf of opinion
among delegates to the federation.
The meeting Is called at the request
of the rienning Cltltens' Association
to consider Its resolution protesting
the confirmation of Dr. Van Schalck's
nomination. The Mid-City Cltltens'
Association has passed a resolution
favoring the confirmation of the
Board of Education president, and
representatives of this association
are expected to be on hand to back 1
up with speeches their resolution.
Both resolutions were presented to j
the Federation at n meeting held i
last Saturday night. The resolutions
were referred to the committee on
civic development and federations' re- |
lations, and this commltttee makes
Ita report Friday night. There Is oae
other aaaoriatlon opposed t? Dr. Tan
ftefealek
WW. KEKLER, an
? employe of the
navy yard, who was elect
ed president of the Cen
tral Labor Union at the
annual meeting in Musi
cian*' Hall Monday night.
3
KEELER, C. tl. HEAD,
ISA 'PROGRESSIVE
Newly Elected President De
nies Statement He Is a
"Radical."
W W. Kceler, new president of the
Central Labor Union, fa a "progrer.
slve" rather than a "radical." accord
In* to hi* statement made after hi*
election at the annual meeting in Mu
sicians' Hall Monday night.
Charges that the election contest
via s a nght between "radical" and
"conservative" faction* were denied
by nominating speaker*. The con
tent was described as a "friendly
scrap," Involving no Issues which
would not be buried as soon a* they
were threshed out In open discussion.
Heeler won by a vote of 70 to 72
ever Neyton L. James, secretary of
the Central Labor Union. In accept
ing the presidency, after James had
moved to make his election unani
mous. Keeler said:
"Despite the fact that T have been
called a radical, there Is no man mor<3
loyal to the American Federation of
Labor than I am; no man who more
fully subscribes to Its principle* In
the next year we will make steady,
substantial progress, and you tuav
count on me to give to the organiza
tion all the energy and enthjs'asm
A-hlcn I possess."
Frank T. Coleman, editor of the
Plate Printer, was elected secretary
by 1 vote over Charles E. Frazler. of
Machinists' Lodge No. 193. the count
being 74 to 73. J. W. Remolds, of
Elevator* Constructors" Union, was
elected vice president without oppo
sition. J. E. Toome. of Bakery Sales
men's Union No. 33. was chosen finan
cial secretary, nnd Mrs. Mary Blrck
head, of Local No. 105, National Fed
eration of Federal Employes, was the
choice for treasurer.
The new sergeant at arms Is Jo
seph E. Clarke, and the trustees are
Mi** Florence P. Smith, of Women's
Trade Union League; Paul R. Donley
of Machinists' Lodge No. 174. and Ed
ward Nothn?*e? of Electrical Work
s Union No. 26. The officers serve
for one year only.
NOTARY PUBLIC?NIGHTS
? to 11 P. M pho?e M 6,<n
unlnyton Time*. M%?<y Building.
CALVERT ^OMMKmriAI SKKVICE.
a*fcsr?r"'ii?isr;'irs
fijiir;',;*?;.va;
\_ ,/ fllpv^s of Letter
\\ // 'lead*. Documents. Envelope*
\\y/ and lards when placed In
\V/ typewriter, eapeclally so when
v n?a' ">* bottom edge. Thon
, "and* of plMuod uaara Sales
men wanted. Also (old by
fltockMt-Flske Co.. 911 B ?t.
w
SKATES
Sharpened
1218 C St. N. W.
M. STEIN'S
Rapid IWe H?*alr1ns ||u
ALL THIS WEXK
rakkei
~ *1.50
51r5?
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*"uiurr MaVM*' cm?
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THE SPEEDY STITCHER
Tou tan mend harnea*.
?ho.*, t.nls. awnlnga. pulley
belt, ear pats, saddle*, suit
cases or any heavy material.
Regular price. JI.Ao. Hp.clai
price thla weak. 50e.
Tha latest and traatMt
Invention. A practical
tool for ali kind* ot re
pair work
CAPITAL SHOE
FINDINGS CO.
Open Me?,.?. ??7 I ?t. ,y w.
HAKOIlt Bring this a4
? with you and buy
tha baa' J4 razor
_ r,a* $3.50
WMft'lr and Rrtiall n* "??f?'
aapplle. Mil (allrrr
Mall Order* Promptly Filled
C C BOWKWS 00, IBe. I
<1? im IW. H. W.
CONTINUEWAR
Fair Erlce Committee Dttap*
pointed But Not Discourage^
By Court Action. {
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Thers will b? no kb4t<m?nt (14
work of lh? fair price oomraltlao M
obtaining evidence against lo?|
profiteer*. In spite of th? action of tk*
grand Jury yesterday In disralaataf
the case* brought against four Waab<
ingion iroffrymen on rbargaa ?f
profiteering In milk, the drat of tkf
kind brought up for action by tk*
committee, declared Clareace R. WlJ
?on, chairman, today.
In each of the four cases the HM#
are charged with selling milk wht<m
they bought for 8 cents a pint at thg
rate of 20 cents a quart and 10 cent#
a pint. The finding of the jury wag
that these prices were Justified, "l?
view of toss and shrinkage."
The contention of the fair prleq
committee Is that there could be a#
such loss through shrinkage Incum^
by the grocers, who. It was allege^
bought the milk bottled.
rnateste Vldstsn,
The practice of warning dealert
selling foods below the standards of
the District Health Department hag
been discontinued, and Dr. Willing
C. Fowler, District health officer, said
today that all violator* of the lav
would be prosecuted as swiftly afe
possible. In several Instances foods
of low quality have been sold uifi
knowingly and dealers were warned.!*
Of late violations of the law ha^k
begun to Increase, and Dr. Fowler la*
tends to put a stop Immediately
the sale of at.y Impure commodities. ?
Dr. Fowler is especially concern##
In milk. He has found Instanoes of
Impure milk being sold In lunchrooms
Dr. Fowler says he Intends to pus^i
the caaes in court as far aa posxtblv
lafw Food Mi.
"Reports of the sale of impure foo41
have become too numerous," said Dil
Fowler today, "and this office wtB
not tolerate them any longer. We in
tend to see that the food sold to |kt
people of Washington la pure. ty
Home instanoes dealers sell a poor
quality of food unknowingly, but this
office Insists that more care be exerv
claed in the future in the buying aag
distributing of foods."
Caaea of deception have also beea
reported to Dr. Fowler. One dealer
was found to be selling butter for
margarine. Upon inveatigation It
was learned that the dealer was not
at fault, as he bought the margarine
for butter.
REALTORS GO TO CHICAGO.
John U Weaver, Bates Warren, am)
Charles W. Falrfav, left Washington
today to attend the meeting of til*
executive committee of the National
Association of Real Estate Hoards,
to be held in Chicago, Friday anf
Saturday. Weaver is president of tha
association. Warren and Fairfas
will represent the local real estatg
firms. They expect to stop at Clev#?
land for a day to join the delegates
of the real estate board of that cltjr.
The Drag Store of Personal
Service
Lewis Flemer
PHARMACIST
18th St & Columbia Road
"The science of right
conduct and character"
is a maxim closely fol
lowed by this Pharmacy.
From drugs to kodaks
our first thought is
gUAMTY and then
I'RICE. And both must
be right beforo we place
goods in our stock for
sale.
We Make Deliveries
At 1# A. M., 3 and ? F. M.
Tel. Columbia 4249
Little Croydon Ins
707 12TH ST. N. W.
SPECIAL ROAST
Chicken Dinner
THURSDAY,
JAW. ?TH-? TO T P. ML
85c
Join Our
1920 CHRISTMAS
Savings Club
On Which
We Pay 2% Interest
Washington Savings
Bank,
10th St. & Grant Place N.W.
i ? . i
MIRRORS RESILVERED
Equal to n?w Poa't allow year poof
mirrors to spoil th? holiday aspoet *
yotir hem*.
Kuli Un*th mirror* to order. Wroksa
mirrors r?pl?< *?1 Phens Msln Till.
THE MIRROR SHOP
M. a. naoT*Ky. im r ?*. w. %.

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