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HOOVER-SAY- S COST OF FOOD WILL FALL i Pailuro ot Erfropo to Buy ns Expected Will Cut Prices, Ifo Predicts. 7 A ST SUPPLIESVA1H5 HELD u. Speculators Sure to Suffer Hcnvy Losses, Administra- tor Believes. Special DttpatcK to Tils Sex. Washington, Oct. 29. Lowef food prices are on the way, Herbert Hoover predicted before trio foreign expendi- tures of tho War De- partment Expenditures Corrimtttee Jlla belief Is not based on Governmental RCtlon against profiteers, but on the law of supply and demand. FoVelgn exports of foodstuffs lis fallen far below expectations despite general suppositions to tho contrary and a surplus of from 16,000,000 to tons ot food will exist In this country on the completion of all tho harvests, he raid. Speculators and ex- - I porters who liavo been holding large quantities of food for export are re- sponsible for the continuance of high ' prices In this country In Kplte pf largo crops, Mr. Hoover said, adding that they .re In lino for largo losses an a result. Wholesale prices already are declining, reflecting this situation, ha pointed out. Tho l'ood Administrator has recently returned from Europe, where he has been conducting the American relief work. He pointed out that Germany U largely responsible for food exports falling below predictions. \In tho belief that Germany would demand a huge amount of food large holdings were purchased for export I there,' ho said, \but the nation tightened tp Its belt another notch, maintained its war ration and waited until Its harvests, hlch were satisfactory, relieved the situation.' Iuxpliilua Suitor Sliortaee. Mr. Hoover also discussed the thtaat- -' ened sugar shortage In this country, de- -I clarlng that prohibition Is largely for the present scarcity. The United States sugar equalization boar'd is planning to ask the President lor au thority to ration manufacturers of candy, soft drinks and tho like in order that the consumers may not bo deprived of their supply. \Raw sugar,\ said Mr. Hoover, \has risen Dcyond' the point Rhere It can be bought advantageously for the famllr. \Prohibition by Increasing tho sale ot soft drinks and candles has Increased the consumption of sugar In this countyr S50.000 tons a year,\ Mr. Hoover said \In March It seemed as if supplies would be ample, but wartime prohibition rap- - I Idly decreased surpluses, me avaiiaDie supplies for November and December ore virtually the' largest In history, but the Increased demand probably win cause a minor shortage, whicn mignt ao velop into a famine If the consumers are not protected. Several years ago the per capita consumption was seventy' three pounds a year. About a year ago It was eighty-fou- r, but prohibition has nt It un tn ninety-three.- \ Continuing his dlsousslon of the world food situation and the American ex- ports Mr. Hoover said: \My own view of the situation is that there was overexportatlon of food sup- plies this yenV. The excess of from lf.000,000 to 20,000,000 tons of foud which we will bave at tho \end of the harvests cannot be moved out ot the country without the establishment of credit machinery. Europe's low credit should work to the benefit of the people er wis country uy uecreasing cajjuho. Lnrtte Food Stock Here. \It Is popularly supposed that we food last year. The facts are that this Is not tue. The stocks of food In tho United States last August were the largest In our history. My .belief Is that speculation rather than any fun- damental reason has caused high prices. \Thero have been two forms of specu- lation. One Is the relatively small amount of purely vicious speculation in food supplies In which men purchased food and held itt for higher prices. Tho other Is the larger condition I have re- ferred to In which exporters of food bought up week after week supplies of all kinds In anticipation Hist after the rmlstice wasf signed Germany and other countries would buy It. \The purchases did not materialize. \When exports did' not move prices be- gan to drop In the wholesale market, though there was little reduction in the letall price. Still the buying by export- ers went on. for there was a perfect rloud of reports from Germany that a ( largo food vacuum must be filled. It win this large buvlng that forced prices i up and the failure of the supplies to move caused slight reductions In the , wholesale price. This arop win, i oe lleve, continue, and to my mind a heavy. fall In the price of staples Is due. \Another reason for higher prices Is the habit the American people have ac- quired of buying expensive things. It Is a feature of the appalling psychology of tho situation.\ He told the committee of one Instance where his relief commission deslrccl to buy at wholesale a large quantity in- expensive shoes for children. Tho manu- facturer Informed him that they had ceased to make that grade of shoes be- cause thero was no market for them. Mr. Hoover npoared before the com- mittee to deny Intimations of some Ren- - resentatlves In Congress that by sending large quantities of sugar to Europo to be i distributed by the American Relief Mis-- 1 nion he had brougnt on tne threatened shortage of sugar here. He claimed that no sugar had been exported from the To Prevent Grip Take Tablets\ Be sure you get tlje Genuine Look for this signature on the box. 30c United States for the European relief under the 1100,000,000 relict fund. Explain Snnr Shipments. \The only sugar I liave obtained for r.uropo from (his country Is S.800 tons for the children's relief which has been used In supplying some four million un- dernourished children,\ he raid. \This Is a private charity and tho sugar Is eisentlal to the life of those children, ao this was added some, sugar from the American Expeditionary Force sur- plus. \But the total amount sent from this country would be our candy consump- tion for Just one day, Jt should bo re- membered that the United States now consunies 8.000,000,000 pounds of sugar yearly. The only other sugar that 1 distributed In Europe was 40,000 pounds from the American Egpodltlonary Force, which under an Interacted agreement was to go to Russian prisoners In Ger- many. For this Franco will reimburse us.\ Mr. Hoover denied that ha had pur- chased bacon In this country owned by Italy for relief work when the army had a surplus. This meat was bought by Germany from Italy. Mr. Hoover said, and he Insisted that the gold for Its payment be turned over to the United States Instead of Italy, as was desired, since the supply was 'bought on ad- vances from the American Treasury. Washinqtoij, Oct 28. Representative niand. Republican, Indiana, submitted a statement .from the Sugar Kqunllia- - llori Tlnfir.1 t In I Afl9 OflA Innir , rr a f .imr vv.r. f. ttAh1 a point In the East. would States this yeirr, of which 154,000 tons had been intended for domestic con- sumption, while tho remainder had been refined here for buyers abroad. Mr. Uland alco submitted cables from thn American Sales Organization abroad declaring that 1,798,000 pounds of army sugar were sold In Europe, as also 4,- - 224,800 pounds of the army stocks for distribution among the German poor In 'accordance with the plan of the Allies to prevent suffering In occupied Replying to a resolution of the Houso, Secretary Baker y .wrote Chairman Kahn of the Military Committee that 7.151,083 pounds of sugar were held by the VTnr Department. SALZER LEFT $1,628,606. Fnuilly to Share Kstttte of \Woolli-i- i Merchant. Leopold Salter ot Salzer & AVolf, woollens, at Fourth avenue, who died on January 23, lett nn estate of Sl.82S.C0t:, according to the report or Appraiser Clarence Schmcltzcr ot the. Deputy State Comptrollers office, which was filed yesterday In the Surrogates' Court. Tho decedent held stocks, bonds and other securities valued at 1209,706, but the principal assets of tho estate consist of his Interest In tho firms of Salzer & Wolf and Bruner \Woo- llen Company. Beneficiaries under his will are his pons, Arthur, of the Hotel Ansonla, who receives a life estate In 8100,000 : Edwin W. of 395 Fourth avenue and Herbert D. Salzer, same address, who receive 8418,408 each, and a daughter, Jose- phine Ullroan, of 574 West End avenue, who receives 8316,403. NEW YORKERS LEAVE LENOX. Dr. CnlTCF Leases Country Home to Chlcairo Man. Special Duralch to Tab Sex. Le.vox, Mass., Oct 29. Mrs. Robert Winthrop will close villa She will visit a few days with her son, GrenvUIo L. Winthrop, before going to New York. Alexander Sedgwick and 1U son Alexander Sedgwick, Jr., will sail No- vember 6 for Naples. Miss Marie Bfarawell.of New York Is at Curtis Hotel. Mrs. William E. S. Gftswold and her children left to-d- for New York. Mrs. George H. Bend, who has been visiting Mr..and Mrs. Cortlandt V. Bish- op, has gone to New York. Dr. Everett M. Culver of New York has leased his country place In New Marlboro to E U AYood of Chicago. ARMY MAN TAKES CHARGE. Martial Law May Bp Declared In KnoxTllle, Tenn. Knoxviuj!, Tenn.. Oct. 29. Federal. Stale and municipal officials to-d- dele- gated to Brlg.-Ge- n. B. M. Lewis full au- thority to tnko charge of the steel strike situation here. It was said martial law might be declared In event of further serious trouble. The communication delegating full power to Brig.-Ge- n. Lewis was signed by Gov. Roberts, United States District Attorney Ken-nerl- y. Sheriff W. T. Cate and Mayor E. W. Neal. Brlg.-Ge- n. Lewis has about COO off- icers and under command, In- cluding two companies ot Infantry and one machine gun company. Better late than never 1 A BOMBTERRORPLOT BAREB; 8 ARRESTED Cleveland Polico Chief and An- other Official Marked for Victims. WINTER. 11EV0LT PLANNED Ohio dity Holds Seven Men and Woman Alleged Bed Tnkon in Now York. Cleveland, Oct. 29. A plot to assas-alnat- e Chief of Police Frank \W. Smith and another high city ofllelal .of Cleve- land, was revealed by the police y, following the roulidup of seven and one woman, alleged to be directly In volved In a conspiracy to spread terror throughout the country by another scries of bomb explosions. Chief Smith ad mltted receiving- - a telegraphlo warning .rnnriui fmm Krom Ho 393 tho her men his men not divulge the identity of the other city official. Chief Smith declared that evidence which police have obtained reveals a plot for a countrywide anarchistic up- rising during the winter and early spring. Proof has been obtained, he said, arms and ammunition were week found ft t many ant. from various and that home made weapons were being pre- pared here in largo quantities. Another nrrest was made In Now York bringing tho total up to eight. According to the police, member- ship cards in radical organizations were found among his cTectH. Five of the six persons taken In four raids last night were given preliminary hearings Three, Theodore Leo-wa- r, an electrician ; Steve itatejka, a machinist, and the tatter's wife, were held in ball of 815,000. The others, one of whom Is held for Investigation, were placed under J1,D00 ball. Trial was set for October 31. . .In response to 11 telegram from Chief of Police Frank Smith of Cleveland, de toctlves of the bomb squad went to ):o?ins of U10 lv, in East Tenth street yesterday nnd arrested a man who satd ho- - was Frederick Wlttknow sky. The detectives picked him for nr- rest becauso he resembled the descrip- tion given them ot Frederick Wheeler, alias Witt, alleged anarchist and dyna- miter, who Is sought by the Cleveland polico In a roundup ot Reds alleged to be Implicated In a bomb plot. The detectives said their prisoner ad- mitted he had recently como from Cleve- land, whero ho was known as Wheeler. He said he was a machinist out of work. He denied that he was a member of my radical organization. He has been living In a Bleecker street hotel. In hla hotel room the polico found a small black bag that held machinists' tools, revolutionary pamphlets, and tour formulas for bombs. The police said that WlttkowBky told them he got the formulas from Theodore Leovar In Cleve- land. He said he worked with Leovar In a shipyard and Identified the man as the one of that name who was ar- rested In that city yesterday. Among the man's papers was a mem- bership card In the I. AV. W. made out to Frederick Witt. S171 West 104th street, Cleveland; a membership card of the left wing of the Socialist party, a memorandum of addresses of I. W. W. headquarters, and a passbook of a bank showing a deposit to his credit of fair size. H. A. Campbell, an Inspector of the United Status Bureau ot Mines, exam- ined the bomb formulas found on Wltt-kons- and said they had been pre- scribed by an chemist for the making ot particularly powerful explo- sives. . i NEW RECORD SET AT CORNELL Larieit ICnrolment In HUtorr Schnrmnn Announces. Ithaca, Oct. 29. Cornell. University this year has the largest enrolment in Its history, Jacob Gould Schurmanj presi- dent, announced The Increased number of students, lie saldllmakes mora urgent the' raising of the $10,000,000 endowment which Cornell now Is seeking of its alumni and the public. The registration to date Is G,Lj2, not including the registration of the medical school which Is located In New York city. President Bchurman estimated that late registrations will Increase the total to between 6,700 and 6,000. The pre- vious maximum enrolment was In 1916-191- 7, when the registration was 4,748. Now On Sale At all news stands. 10 cents per copy Issue of October 16 An Unbroken Chain. Life will be late but we're catching up and in a few,wceks shall re- sume our regular schedule SVfi IFhile there is Life there! s hope One year Canadian 5,52. foreign $6.04. Dr. JL UUlly J. AX - JLVKJJ-JtJ- L JU j VV-- . \ F ' j PHONE LAXITY SEEN AS HEALTH MKMUK Dr. Copclaud Calls Poor Ser-vlc- o Groat Opportunity for Germs. WAITS BREED DISEASES Many Violations of Sanitary Code Alleged in Companyjs Buildings. Acting on a recommendation made yesterday by Health Commissioner Royal S. Copoland, the Board of Health di- rected the superintendent of tho Divi sion of Industrial Hygiene of the Health Department to submit at tho earnest possible moment a full report covering nil nuisances or conditions prejudicial to life or health found to oxlst In the various buildings and operations of the New York Telephone Company. Dr. CoDeland In announcing this ac- Hon yesterday explained that he has become very much disturbed about me condition of the telephone service hero, dcclarlntr that It has. In his opinion, boon such during the past few months as to seriously menace publto Ho stated tnat twenty-nv- o inspectors, men and women, from the Health Depart' ment's sanitary bureau and Industrial hygiene bureau, who havo been carrying on an Investigation for the last two that , h ordered makers expert health. tary code violations In the tolephono company establishments, such as a neg- lect to supply sanitary drinking cups. the maintenance and poorly ventilated rest rooms for operators and a lack of sanitary plumbing In some of tne buildings. In view of the Health Board s nctlon calling for a complete report, many more people will be assigned Ho the work 6t continuing tho Investigation, oald Dr. Copeland. It will be pan or the task Of those Inspectors, augmented by a num- ber of experts, ho said, to detvrmlno to what extent unsanitary conditions, and tho effect of strain on operators and others employed by tho telephone com-nan- v are responsible for the wretched service being given. Somo of tho ex- -' ports, said tho commissioner, win oe employed in ascertaining the extent to which the health of telephono patrons Is endangered through long waits for num- bers In publlo booths where they may be exposed to contagion. The Commissioner said that he had personally experienced a wait of forty-on- o minutes recently to obtain a tele-pho- number tind that he has learned of similar experiences by others. View- ing such a condition as a posltlvu men; nee where publlo booths are used. Dr. Cnneland has Instructed his experts to examine tho mouthpieces of such tele-- 1 phonos to aecerinin wneiner culture or disease germs are lodged In them. \It is nil very well to talk about re- straining one's anger, keeping calm un- der all circumstances and all that sort of thing,\ said the Commissioner, \but the fact remains whore It 1b necessary to wait from five to twenty minutes to get Central, the average citizen will suffer from righteous Indignation If not from unrighteous wrath. If It happens that a man trying to get Central has high blood pressure, or wpnkencd s, he Is liable to break a blood vessel nnd suffer from cerebral hemorrhage. \If a person Infected with Influenza, contagious skin disease, or any other Infectious or contagious disorder, should go Into ono of those booths and remain thero from five to ten minutes walling to get his number. It does not requlro any stretch of the Imagination, to be- lieve that the contamination of this booth will be such ns to render It a menace to the next person who nikes use of ithat particular telephone.\ Henevr Phono Service In Kurope. Taris, Oct, 29. Telephone communi- cation between France and Great Brlt-nl- n, Luxembourg, the Sarre territory nnd Spain was resumed yesterday. It had been discontinued since tho outbreak of war. 4aLaH ' LINERS SAIL WITH RECORD CABIN LISTS The Franco and Maurotania Carry Boprcsentatives of Big Business. AETEll AMERICAN 'CItADE iftuth Law Will Get French J'jano lor xirsx, Arounu World Flight. Tho France, finest and swiftest of French liners, and the Cunardcr Maure-lanla- , holding-th- Atlantic speed record, sailed late last night, respectively for Havre nnd Southampton, with the largest number of passengers ever taken on an eastward trip. The lists have been accumulating becauso of tho pro- traded longshoremen's strlko and the detention of the great ships In port long after scheduled sailing time. Many of the voyaging host represent big busi nesses of tho country and nre going to Europe to help push along American trade. In tho France's total of 2,000 l.nusengors are 480 first cabin, Including ,F. N. Kondolf, president of the Reming ton Typewriter Company; J. H. Josephs, presldont In thlB country of theF. L A. T. Company; Augustus Post, secretary of tho Aero Club of America, nnd W. F. McGulre, engineer of the George W. Goethals Company. Mr. Kondolf said he w'ould meet the heads ot the London and Paris offices and discuss business policy. The com pany hnd had little competition In the past except from Germany, and he be lleved, unllko some other Americans', that Germany would not be so keen a com petltor In business as predicted. \She needs raw materials before she can be gin to manufacture\ said Mr, Kondolf, and I Understand that she Is not get ting them from other countries In any marked dtwree.\ Mile. Gaby Deslys salted without the Duke de Crussol, who camo here ns a fellow traveller with her. His mother, the Duchess do Uzes, according to re- ports from Paris, was preparing recently to como to New York to look after the young man. He Intimated that sho was not coming Just yet. Mile. Deslys said a movie company In Italy had enraged her at her own price. The Duke stayed aboard with tho dancer all the Others sailing by tho France are Mr. and Mrs. Russel A, Alger, the Countess de Chambrun, Col. Nicholas Blddle, Col. and Mrs. F. 13. Drake, James B. Towns- - end. 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