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SQUEEZING PROFITS OUT OF WAR By GUjSON GARDNER Washington, Sept. 28—The govern ment Is making a hard but winning fight to curb "war profiteering." The President has found business Is only partly patriotic and a strong hand Is required to squeeze out extortionate profits even in war's necessities. The first experience In this line was that of Secretary Daniels with the coal operators. The best price the operators had to offer was $2.95. The secretary used his war power to fix a tentative mine price of $2.85, since reduced by the President to $2. As the navy uses about 2,000,000 tons a year the illegitimate profit squeezed out Is $2,000,000 If measured by the operators' "patriotic price," or $8,000,000 if measured by the current market price. A "patriotlo price" was also made on steel. April β, In response to Sec retary Daniels' request, the steel operators ofTered to sell 810,000 tons to the government at $58 a* ton for ship plates and $50 α ton for "bars and shapes." The market price was be tween $80 and $85. This represented — saving of $7,500,000. But it soon appeared this was merely a beginning of what the gov ernment needed. The steel and cop per people were aocordlngly asked for a rock-bottom price. They de clined to make a price the same to allies and the general public, as well as to the government, so Daniels an nounced the government would com mandeer steel. Producers wero told to furnish what the government needed at "cost plus a reasonable1 profit." Steel costs are now being worked out by the Federal Trade Commis sion. The same trouble was encountered In buying fuel oil. The trust wanted $1.60 a barrel at San Francisco. The secretary fixed a tentative price at $1.08 which will be scaled down to a "cost plus" basis. On the amount of oil used by the navy In three months this saved (250,000. To get the oil transported the government had to requisition six tank ships with an aggregate capaolty of 58,239 tons, at fl.Tî a ton a month Instead of $2.60 a ton demanded. This saved $7,168,897 a year. With these beginnings It has be come the settled government policy to fix a price on basic materials and allow "cost plu· a reasonable profit." Much depends en what figures are to be taken In estimating "cost." That battle Is being fought desperate ly. The profiteers are striving to protect their enormous war profits. But every day sees the anti-profiteer ing press squeezing harder on the grist. BE PRETTY! TURN GRAY HAIR DARK Try Grandmother's Old Favor ite-Recipe of Sage Tea and Sulphur. Almost everyone know· that Sage Tea and Sulphur, properly compounded, brings back the natural color and lus tre to the hair when taded, streaked or fray. Tears ago the only way to get his mixture was to make ft at home, which Is mussy and troublesome. Now adays, by asking at any drug store for "Wyeth'a Sage and Sulphur Compound" you will get a wge voctle of this fa mous old reotpe Improved by the ad dition of other ingredients, fgr about 60 cents. Don't stay rrayl Try ltl No one oan possibly tell that you darkened your hair, as It does It so naturally and évenl/. you dampen a sponge or soft brush with It and draw this through your hair, taking one small strand at a tlmej by morning the gray hair dis appears, and after another application or two your hair becomes beautifully dark, glossy and attractive. Wyeih's Sage and Sulphur Com pound Is a delightful toilet requisite for those who desire dark hair and a youthful appearance. It Is not intend ed for the cure, mitigation or preven tion of disease.—Adv. Nearly the Same. "Did you ever meet α robber who said 'Your money or your life 7' " "Not exactly. But I hove met a waiter who gave me clearly to understand that un less I handed over my pocketbook he would allow me to perish by starva tion." VATERLAND TURNED ON GERMANS Washington, D. C., Sept. 28.—Kais er Wilhelm himself hag contributed Uncle Sam's greatest aid In transport ing armies to France. Thanks to the kaiser's orders to the German shipping companies, Uncle Sam has today one ship which can transport half a division or over 10, 000 men, with all their equipment. The ship was designed primarily for that purpose. The great Vaterland, outwardly a floating passenger pal ace, when stripped of her ornaments, Is the world's greatest troop trans port. As If the submarine were foseseen, the Vaterland la equipped to with stand submarine attack better than any ship afloat. Gun platforms for a whole flock of rapid flre firers were cunning ly built Into her. Her speed enables her to run away. Through a system of watertight compartments she Is pract ically unslnkable. If struck squarely by two or three torpedoes she would remain afloat. As Uncle Sam's engineers have pro ceeded to remove the Vaterland since the American flag was hoisted over her, they have been running Into sur prise after surprise. They have found their work already done for the most part. The suitability of the Vaterland for transport purposes have heightened the suspicion that sho was built es pecially to carry a little army for a surprise attack on a distant coast—the United States of Brazil In all prob ability—II things had gone as the kais er planned, and our turn had oome. The highest military experts In Ger many were consulted in the building of the Vaterland. And now their pet weapon is turned against themselves, The Vaterland can cross the Atlan tic 1ft less than a week. She could take 20,000 men per month to Europe. The troop* wiling on the Vaterland can drill every day. On hor giant af ter-deck a whole regiment can deploy. No troops have ever sailed the eeft* In the solid comfort enjoyed by the boys who go "over there" In the Vat erland. Thank you, Bill I * House Fighting New Censorship Postoffice Asks I '' By Gllson Gardner. Washington, D. C., Sept. 28—A mil itary censorship, with power to sup press newspapers, Is again before congress. À paragraph in the "trad ing with the enemy" bill now In con ference, It Is claimed, would give tho , postmaster general power to suppress any publication voicing sentiment he disapproved. The paragraph was sent to the con ferees by the postofflce department solicitor and by them Incorporated In the law. But when tho conference roport came to the houso Friday, Bept. 21, It was objected to by half a dozen members and went over under the J*y reoeon of thonwch distribution with the drufr trade ω the Vnlt«d fritatee and lower ftelllnjr cost·» reduood Price· Mre now poieiblo tow Eckman's Alterative FOR THROAT AND LUNGS Stubborn Coogh» end Cold· No Alcohol, Narcotic ta Habit-formlne Drag 12SU |1 Size Now $1.50 Now 80 Ct«. Eckman Laboratory, Philadelphia, afe Milk or Infant* & Invalid· jttaeMës? A Nutritious Diet for All Agee. Keep Horlick's Always on Hand Quick Lunch; Home or Office. UNCLE SI'S MAIL BAG MUST BEI CENSORED FOR SKY LEITERS I By Μ1Ι/ΓΟΝ BUONNER Washington, Sept. 28:—President Wilson and Postmaster General Bur leson now have under consideration a mall censorship plan whose object will be to eliminate chanoes of In formation being: slipped out of this country to Germany and her allies. Uncle Sam Is the only belligerent In the world who exercises absolutely no censorship on mall matter. There Is a censorship on cables. The only order on mall up-to-date has been one forbidding the attempt ed mailing of matter to Germany and her allies. Aside from that, we have been relying upon the vigilance of our allies. This has workod very well up to α certain point. But it has not closed all the chances for a leak. The greatest censorship bureau In the world la the British. Not only have vast stores of useful Informa tion been obtained by censoring let ters, but immense numbers of tips to Germany have thereby been killed. Practically all mall from this country to the six neutrals of Europe Is censored by the British and French. Mall for Asia is censored by tho British and Japanese. The British and French censor all mall for Africa. But there are ships that ply direct ly between Havana and Spain and" between South American ports and! Spain. The chances for a leak intaii Germany vta Spain, are, therefore» many. Obviously the Job for Uncle Sum li to exercise a scrutiny of all mall go lng; to Cuba and the South America!1 continent. Cuba will readily help ue, havlni come into tho war because we cam·. In. The South American matter will have to be handled In a different waj if It is to bo effective. It will mes a real censorship on all mall matt for those countries. The censorship will have to be ejfll j ercised here at home, because w· can't expect neutral countries la South America to do the Job for us. Whether tho government Is pre pared to make so drastio a move at the present time Is unknown. It alt ! depends upon the plans the President is now considering. Censorship of South American mall would entail the employment of a blgr bureau of clerks. There would have to bo people thoroughly conversant with European languages, and, espe cially, with Spanish and Portuguese.' There would have to be experts who could detect oode messages in seem ingly simple personal and family leÎ tere. And there would have to still others who could detect * sagos written in Invisible Ink. ru J es. The new legislation proposes that, after any publication has been de prived of Its second class mailing: privileges undea postofllce lnterpre tation of the espionage act. It shall be unlawful to circulate the publica tion In any other fashion. The word ing lsi "Or to transport, carry or otherwise publish or distribute any raatte-v^ which Is made non-mallable by the provisions of the act relating to e' plonage approved June IB, 1017." y , ■ Under the above act the PostoffU·*· j j Department, through Solicitor Lam. , îV'|| has suppressed α dozen publications ^ B* Including Mnx Eastman's the MaeseeSJ™ Tile department holds up the paper» * un non-mallable and then withdraw» v tlio second-clues mailing privilege on the ground that they arc not mailed "regularly." The proposed now legislation would make It unlawful to circulate publi cations under the Postofflco Depart ment ban, either by freight, express or carrier. So, practically they would be closed up and confiscated. As there Is no appeal from the postmaster general's ruling the courte could give no aid. Objecting members of congress say Ruch α censorship would be Intolera ble. Congress refused to pass α cen sor bill even when It safeguarded the freedom to critlclso or express opin ion, and provided ample appeal*! against arbitrary or bureaucratic ru]«J lngs. These members say this amend- _ ment seeks surreptitiously to create Μ I censorship more drastlo and tyrannJBj,? cal than any hitherto proposed Bad Stomachs Business Failures In this day of high omolency more failures are due to disordered stomachs than to any other cause. Nothing un dermtnes the body and mind so quickly as stomach trouble. It saps the enerif/ imd reduces ambition and vitality to a. , low ebb. Cathartics frequently iggr^- , f vate the trouble. Overcome quickly your Stomach, Liver and Intestinal Tirmli1» wUh M")Tr· Ta*-«aerfu'«&i>m-, ody, as It reaches ti... neat of theTnMf* ease. Millions have been restored by ic. Let one'Mose of Mayr's Wonderful Itemedy convince you today. For sal· by United Cigar Btores Co . Dru·' Dent., and druggists everywhere.—Adv. WOMAN GOULD HARDLY STAND Restored to Health by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Fulton, Ν. Y. — "Why will women | pay out their money for treatment antj ; reçoive no ncnent, when bo many have proved that Lydla E. Pinkham'e Vega table Compound will make them well? For over a year I Buffered so from female weak ness I could hardly stand and was afraid to go on the street Alone. Γϊηι». tore said medicines were uselesB and only an operation would help me, but Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has proved it otherwise. I em now perfectly well and can do any kind of work."—Mrs. Nellie Phelps, caro of It. A. Rider, R.P.D. No. 6, Fulton, Ν. Y. We wleh every woman who suffer· from female troubles, nervousness, backache or the blue· could see the let- ι tere written VjJ-Trorf."" TOMlg. well bv LïsJ ~di*-FirPinld?âm'g Vegetable Compound. If you have bad symptoms and do not j understand the cause, write to the ι Lydia E. Plnkham Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass., for helpful advice given free. Orders Delivered to All Parts of Perth Amboy and Suburbs, Main Store 265 Smith Street Phone 224 GREENSPANBBROS Telephone and Mail Orders Promptly Attended To Bargains Aplenty THE QUALITY OF THE GOOD THINGS TO EAT IS THE BEST We have never offered you α bigger or finer selection of good things to eat. Fruits and vegetables direct from nearby farms and southern climes [ fresh clean Groceries and Delicatessen. Every item a cut price. 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Tt... 10 PETERMAN'S ROACH FOOD 8 cans for .., 25 MAPLE SYRUP Large bottle . 25 LYE Red Sealj 3 cans for 25 KARO SYRUP Can 12 MACARONI or SPAGHETTI 8 pkgs. for .. 25 BON AMI * 8 cakes for 25 VULCANOL STOVE POLISH Large size can 8 SHAKER SALT Τ 3 pkgs. for 25 LUX Package 11 TOILET PAPER 6 rolls for BABBITT'S CLEANSER 6 cans for « 25 25 bran-eata biscuits Regular 15c size ; 2 pkgs. for ....··....» QUAKER CORN FLAKES Package » 25 7 PEAS Fancy Early June Peas, 2 cans for ... «......«.. JAR RUBBERS 3 dozen for ». 25 25 GRAPE NUTS 2 pkgs. for .. SHREDDED WHEAT 2 pkgs. for BORAX 1 lb. package SWEETHEART SOAP Cake ,, 25 25 12 5 ·—U UtJJ Ucii UUJ Ui_ 345 . Nation Wide ·+· Fashion Event Coats, Suits, Dresses, Waists, Skirts and Furs Famous Printzess Models ^ Distinction in Dress Shown AT Saxe Garment Co. 1 33 Smith St. Week Oct. 8th to 13^ Secure catalog at store and see La^ <îs Home Journal for October and otuer Fashion Papers.