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fLUFLL AB9WT FIVE MILLIONS TO COMBAT “FLU” 1 ~ The American Medical association, with a membership including practi cally every physician in the country, '•has askecl congress to appropriate money for an investigation of “flu” . : S;|a conditions, to be conducted under the 441;!yfl|| direction of the United States public ..*y ...j:;If health service. In answer to these ap !:jf peals for a real fight against the flu, -1 Senator Harding and Representative al f Fess, both of Ohio, introduced a bill IfllllU;.jjllll | appropriating $5,000,000 for a flu in relliilsil%. m * vestigation, which should have for its lliif& purpose the isolation of the flu germ H -y.. / and the discovery of the best pre f ventive and curative methods. 1| ./ In the senate the resolution >is be -4m : 'J* sere the committee on public health and national quarantine. Senator Jo |j& seph I. France (portrait herewith). himself physician, is chairman of “ ' emergency measure to try to save some of the hundreds of lives that probably will be claimed by the flu next winter. What the nation needs is a national department of health, with branches in every city, with almost unlimited funds to combat contagious diseases.” ALMOST A RIVAL OF ROCKEFELLER | Henry L. Doherty in these days is an international celebrity because of his prominence as an owner of oil, gas and electric properties. He has, jt for instance, enormous oil properties / in Mexico. Just now he is chairman ;.5' of a committee of petroleum producers £f|:- - and refiners which is negotiating with . motor-makers. These producers say T - the limited supply of petroleum in the United States has forced refiners to put a lower grade gasoline on the mar- <!. ket and automobile manufacturers Ws: must readjust their engines to new \ specifications. V C fflhjfo This is one of the problems which \’:*¥ is expected to come before a statis- "=• M& tical and research bureau which the dm American Petroleum institute intends to establish in which the producers, refiners and consumers of oil may join in co-ordinating their efforts for the improvement of the industry. L^ Mr. Doherty says a satisfactory solution will be found which will not cause automobile owners to suffer serious loss in the efficiency of their fuel. LODGE IS DEAN OF THE E S. SENATE Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of fIl Massachusetts, portrait herewith, oc tt- I s ll| cupies a large share of public atten »|f tion because of his prominence in the |||p| treaty fight in congress. Also the new congressional directory of the Sixty- K-& ■ ' • >j sixth congress shows that he has the ; longest continuous service of any sen .'lS-l- ’ •!•• ator °T the United States. He entered the senate March 4, 1893, and has Three senators, Francis E. War » ren Wyoming, Thomas S. Martin of Virginia and Knute Nelson of Minne \l| sota, entered the senate together on 2BP*m- : 1:4 March 4, 1895, and have served con- J % tinuously since then. Senator Warren, dL \ however, served as United States sen ator from Wyoming from December 1, 1890, to March 4. 1893. He has served s* a longer time, therefore, as a senator H&> J|4, than any other man in the upper IWBPißiii»i>. chamber, but, as will be seen, his service has not been continuous. Boise Penrose of Pennsylvania entered the senate March 4, 1897. Charles A. Culberson of Texas and Porter J. McCumber of North Dakota entered to gether March 4, 1899, and have served since that time. METHODS OF THE 1920 MODEL TRUST Big business has developed an en- tirely new form of trust which makes the old Standard Oil outfit look like a two-cylinder car in comparison, Chair man W. B. Colver of the federal trade $* commission told the house judiciary F ;i committee the other day. The new | combines, Mr. Colver said, are rapidly | .. .. strangling competition, but are out side of the pale of the law and can- ~ not be reached by the courts under j '*** m’ ■ :-. x , ' j/ the existing antitrust statutes. To meet this situation before it gets be yond the power of federal control, he '< ’ . v urged that legislation be immediately \ MiMMx? enacted to broaden the scope of the % federal trade commission act and the \ “The 1920 model trust,” as the trade commission chairman styled the i jll| new organization, strives not only to jMj& A H control its own immediate products, but also reaches out after all by-prod- ; ucts and substitutes. Pointing out the new trusts, Mr. Colver said if the Standard Oil company were to put into operation the new principle of development, it would go at it in this way: Wood alcohol competes with gasoline, so it would control wood alcohol. Then it would control the by-products of wood alcohol. Both gas and electricity compete with kerosene, so it would control gas and electricity, and their related and by-products, such as coke and electrical machinery.” ARIZONA STATE MINER BED CROSS HEROES Correspondent Tells of Deed of Splendid Bravery. Many Glorious Things Have Been Done in the Hot Spirit of Battle, But This Was in a Class by Itself. From Hill 212, overlooking Fere-en- Tardenois and the valley of the Ourcq, William Slavens McNutt, Collier’s correspondent, watched the American infantry start the Germans on their final retreat from Reims-Soissons-Cha teau Thierry pocket. He says: And then I saw the most painfully dramatic thing I have witnessed in all this war. Out from the little strip of wood that the Americans had just cap tured, walking slowly out into that open, bullet-swept field over which the charge had passed, I saw two men with the brassard of the Red Cross on their arms bearing a wounded man on a litter. They had perhaps 300 yards to go back across that open field before the curve of the hill would shelter them from the machine gun fire from the hill above. And they could not run, they could not duck, they could not take cover. They must walk upright on their work of mercy, walk upright in that storm of lead, and, walk slowly for the burden they bore! “There go two dead men,” the cap tain said solemnly. “They haven’t got a chance in that field. The machine guns’ll get ’em, sure! Watch!” I watched. I have never watched anything so intently in my life. And with all the fervency of reverence and belief that there was in me I prayed for those two men of mercy over there who could not fight back; those men who had made the charge up the hill with their comrades of the gun and bayonet and must now march back bearing a wounded fighting man to safety; back through that storm of lead that was sweeping the field from the big wood —march back standing straight and walking slow. So slow! They had made perhaps a hundred yards when one of them slipped to his knees and rolled over. “I told you,” the captain exclaimed. “They’ve got ’em!” “Only one,” I said. “The other fel low’s not hit.” “They’ll get him,” the captain prophesied gloomily. I saw the unwounded man kneel by his stricken comrade. For the space of a minute he knelt there, I suppose applying first aid. Then he stood erect. And then the man who had been hit, the stretcher bearer on the ground, rose slowly—oh, so very slow ly—till he was propped up on one el bow. Then to his knees. Slow! Then very, very slowly he got to his feet. Once up, he leaned over —and, from where I was, through my glasses, I could see by the movement the pain it cost —leaned over, grasped the han dles of the litter, and straightened up again. He had been hit, but he was going on! On they went. I have no power to describe how slowly they seemed to be moving across that deadly open field. A hundred yards! Another hundred would mean comparative safety under the slope of the hill. Fifty of that accomplished! Twenty five more! And then, slowly yet, they vanished from sight under the protective slope. They had made it! I think I shouted. I know I tried to, and I know that my knees were suddenly too weak to hold me up and that I abruptly knelt and grasped the slim pole of the little lone tree near by to steady myself.—Red Cross Bul letin. An Ideal Woman. Solomon’s model woman would have made an ideal federated club woman! First she began at home and the heart of her husband-man safely trusted in her, for she rose while it was yet night to give meat to her household. She was a financier, another qualification fitting her admirably for club life, for we see her considering a field and buying it. She was a horticulturist, for she planted a vineyard. She was a merchant, for she bought her goods from afar and perceived that they were good. She was a manufacturer, for she is pictured as making fine linen and selling girdles to the mer chants. She was a wise councilor— perhaps, a member of the national council of defense; we knew she was a diplomat, for her husband was known in the gates, and so was she. —New York Evening Telegram. The Reticent Pork Chop. Economists tell us that the scale of wages has increased more than the cost of living. However, one does not meet the affable pork chop out in pop ular society nearly as much as before, and the average housewife would rather read an absorbing recipe of new-fangled food substitutes now than the saddest love story ever written.— Thrift Magazine. New Designs in One-Piece Dress The demand for the practical and very smart one-piece dress of serge or tricolette has in no way abated, ad vises a leading fashion writer. In deed the new models of this sort r s frock are so charming as well as so serviceable that no wardrobe is com plete without at least one. Serge seems to have had its day, at least for the early fall and spring, for at this time the newer duvetyns and tri colettes are raging up and down the land. It is hardly possible to describe the beauty of these one-piece frocks. When one has said they are of either of the two materials mentioned and that they are of the chemise type much has been told, but to appreciate fully the beauty and charm of such a dress one must see it. The trimmed hips prevail in the smartest of the new models. In fact, every dress, of what ever nature, reveals this fashion of adorning the hips. This is done either by so arranging the draperies that they give the desired extended line or by placing fringes, plaits, braid or frills in a decidedly extended effect along the hips and down the sides. Curious Model Finds Favor. There is one curious model which has attained a certain following which has waist and skirt cut all in one with no break whatever at the waist line, Charming Frock of Navy Blue Lyons Velvet Faced With Red. the whole presenting a perfectly flat back and front. At the hips the skirt is extended in a wide flare, sug gesting pockets which stand well away from the body of the gown. Except for the line of buttons down the back or an occasional string belt this gown shows no other trimming. Obviously it is for the very slender, since the curved and more developed figures will not appear to advantage in a gown of such straight up and down es EVER CHARMING VELVET Velvet is the joy of every woman’s heart. It used to be that most women waited until their daughters were mar ried or at least fifty years had been reached before they could boast of a velvet gown. In those days a black velvet gown and some “real” lace and pearls were the synonyms of much wealth, therefore it is no wonder that all women longed for a velvet gown. Os course, velvet was frightfully ex pensive in those long ago times, but nowadays with duvetyn at S2O the yard, and peach bloom and tricolette close followers in this price, vel vet seems almost economical. It is much used for the one-piece afternoon frock. Not so much trimming is used on the velvet dresses. One excellent ex ample is of black chiffon velvet with the draped hips so prevalent. The only trimming used is introduced at the neck in a half collar and on the sleeves in half cuffs of silver cloth embroidered in a beautiful shade of myrtle red. This fashion of making very small collars and cuffs is a lovely sect that the skirt is little wider than the bodice. Doubtless we shall grow a little tired of the emphasized trimming on the hips, but at this time it is well to recognize the fact that this sort of trimming is a distinct feature in the one-piece gown. The coat dress simulating jackets or longer coats is ideal when devel oped in navy blue serge or duvetyn or tricolette. The latter fabric will probably be superseded as the season advances except in those cities where the climate permits lighter weight fab rics than the woolen. I have observed a very charming coat dress of dark blue serge with a tight, narrow underskirt of the serge, ankle length, and over which there hangs a tunic of the serge somewhat fuller than most we see. The upper part of this dress has a short Eton jacket faced down the front with scar let broadcloth, and this is toned down with black soutache. The scarlet cloth forms a rather narrow vest and a belt extending all the way around the waist. The sleeves are long and tight, of the coat type, and button at the wrist. This is an ideal morning dress for shopping or other practical street wear. Soft fur collars of fox or lynx are worn with this kind of dress. French Styles Modified. The duvetyn frocks are particularly lovely this year. They do not follow closely the French abbreviated sleeves and skirts, though the general idea of the French dresses, uncorseted, loose and scant, has been followed and mod ified to suit the American wearer. Many of the duvetyns have elaborately embroidered motifs on the skirts. Some have aprons of cloth thickly stitched with contrasting silk in good designs which enhance the beauty of the dress. They all have for the most part the new square cut neck, not nearly so decollete as earlier models were, and the sleeves may be short or long, as preferred. If short, they reach well to the elbow and flare. The longer sleeve is of the most tailored coat type and buttons at the wrist. Some of the makers do not adopt this method of closing a sleeve, Fringe, ruffles and ribbons are to be reckoned with this fall. As to the fringe, many of the Parisian gowns of the most elaborate materials show it used in the most lavish way. For in stance, over a gown of black satin there is placed an overdress of long and very heavy black silk fringe which hangs from the neck to the hem. At the waist the fringe is held in with a string belt ending with long silken tas sels. From underneath this belt the long ends of the fringe hang out, and as they flare with every movement of the wearer the effect is distinctly Ha waiian or Samoan, where short skirts of a curious straw fringe are worn. Two of these fringed silken frocks appeared the other day and were ob served by all with intense interest, though the wearers scarcely seemed conscious of the concern they created. Fringe on Duvetyn Dresses. The duvetyn dresses, too, are being trimmed with this long fringe, as, for example, one finds a taupe duvetyn with the bodice made entirely of an uncut silken fringe placed over the duvetyn. The long apron tunic re peats a row of the fringe along the edge. Nothing has been more inter esting than the continuation of this fringed trimming. It was so exploited two seasons ago that it comes as a slight surprise that it is still famed just now and seemingly more than ever. Undoubtedly we shall see much use of ribbon. one, as charming touches of color can be cleverly used. The very long overblouse of velvet or plaited satin or georgette is des tined to become very popular, as it is a practical mode which all may fol low. The new plaid skirts of the fine Scotch woolens are particularly good when topped with a tailored velvet overblouse of some harmonious color contrasting well with the mingled plaids. Everything in Paris reveals plaitings of some sort, bodices, skirts and indeed entire dresses being made of knife plaited or accordion plaited fabrics. The latter plaits are more satisfactory than the wider, as they are put in by machinery and do not come out so persistently as the others do. Corsage Fastens Behind. Once more fashion decrees that the corsage shall be fastened behind with a row of tiny buttons. Raised Waistlines. Blue serge frocks show flounced skirts and raised waistlines.