Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 14, 1918, War Extra, Page 7, Image 7

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"Comedy of Errors" Enacted
by Two Little Girls on Me
chanicsburg Street
Merhanlcsbnrg, Pa., Oct. 14.
Even though It was only a quart of
molasses, yet It held the stage on
morning In a comedy of
errors In this place. Coming down
East Main street were two little girls
carrying groceries in their arms
which included a bag of salt and a
quart Jar of molasses. It might also
be added that an umbrella played a
conspicuous part in the affair. Com
mencing an altercation as to who
should carry more, one was heard
to exclaim in a shrill tone and most
tragic manner: "If you don't carry
this, I'm Just going to slam this salt
on the pavement this minute," at the
same time emphasizing the remark
with a gesture calculated to make
one less suspecting than her little
sister think the salt was in deadly
peril. In her anxiety to rescue the
salt, little sister made a lunge for it
and smash went the Jar of molasses
on the pavement? But, anyway the
salt was secure! Then ensued an
argument again as to who should
tell "Mom."
Not to lose any time, nor any drop
of sweetness in these days of con
servation, big sister hit on an in
genuous plan! Aijd here the umbrella
came on the stage, when she of the
active mind began the pspcess of
dipping that useful article in the
sweet mess and licking it off. It
was good, and she ate as long as she
Finally the children moved on,
and the second scene opened with
the housewife coming out to clean the
pavement. She removed the glass and
while she returned to the house for
water, along came a man intent on
his newspaper and presto, his feet
flew from under him and he sudden
ly sat In the molasses. With alacrity
he Jumped to his feet, and so great
was his interest in his newspaper,
that apparently ha did not et%n lose
the thread of his story, even though
a considerable portion of his trous
ers bore evidence to the contact with
the molasses.
The last act closed With the ap
pearance again of the housewife,
who removed nil traces of the tricky
Fight to Win!
The Nation demands strong
men—strong women and robust
children. Wisdom suggests that
every proper means of safeguard
ing the vital forces and building
up of resistance, be utilized.
affords definite help to those who
are "fighting to win" against
the inroads of weakness.
Soott'B, abundant in tonic
nutrient properties, builds up y7]j
he body by Nature's methods. j\ 11/
Scott & Bownc. Bloomfield.N. J. 16-14
Gallons of Gas
The government needs gasoline—lots of it—now!
i This month and next, Pennsylvania's motorists can hand
over 5,000,000 gallons of gasoline—easily— without hard
ship to anyone.
I Save a Gallon a Week I
If each motorist in the state by slightly cur
tailing his driving will save but five gallons of
gasoline a month, approximately a gallon a week, '
the total saving during October and November
will amount to over half the amount needed
or 3,500,000 gallons
Commercial car drivers can add 2,250,000 gallons to this merely by
shutting off their motors when their trucks are standing at the curb.
And the elimination of regular fall touring will effect a further
I saving of 500.000 gallons, putting the total safely over the goal of *
five million gallons.
Pennsylvania's motorists already are responding patriotically—
and most effectively to the "Gasless Sunday" appeal.
Go a step further— voluntarily— and keep the Keystone State in
the lead "over here" as it is "over there."
Then take the money saved by cutting down gasoline consump
tion and invest it in Liberty Bonds and $1,400,000 more will go
down to the credit of Pennsylvania.
" %
It's up to Pennsylvanians to
keep Pennsylvania in the lead
The Atlantic Refining Co.
Philadelphia Franklin Pittsburgh
Inspections Made of Roads in
Adams and Berks Coun
ties by Mr. Hunter
Inspections of
\V \ a iy/j sections of toll
BvvW WWJ/J roads in eastern
§sN\a\ Zk Pennsylvania
counties have
b een made In the
I mjnr' -jtj last week or ten
■ W?rjps6§V days with a view
E Ijlj lull th em with the
E £3Bcs" MiyillJlfc funds remaining
AU—in the State Hlgh
way Department
appropriation for freeing turnpikes.
Negotiati&ns are pending for others
whjch it is hoped to close up this
>ear, although none will be of any
great extent, the purchases in Lan
caster and York county having been
The roads which are likely to be
.taken over are in Adams county,
where a short stretch was inspected
by Joseph W. Hunter, first deputy
highway commissioner, last week,
and three miles In the Berks-Lehigh
Estimates are being made in ad
vance of the next legislative session
of the, amount of money needed to
purchase remaining toll roads and
the owners will be required to main- i
tain them in good condition until'
bought. Several complaints against
toll roads are pending before the
Public Service Commission.
Buckwheat Up.—lndications are
that the reports on the buckwheat
production this week will show a
materially increased acreage in the
northern counties of the state and
that many farmers In the eastern
agricultural section planted fields of
the grain for the first time in years.
The crop is believed to have been a
big one and considerable attention
is now being given at the Capitol
to problems attending its distribu
tion in large lots. Some of it may
be used for feed.
To Go Slow.—A bulletin has been
issued by the State Board of Edu
cation in which school directors are
informed that schoolhouse construc
tion projects which must be deferred
through rulings of the War Indus
tries Board and the policy adopted
in such matters "can be taken up
when the war shall have been won
and labor and materials will then
he available without interfering with
the war emergency program". .The
Board calls attention to the fact
that an allowance has been made
for expenditure for additions "where
necessity absolutely demands" and
urges that school officials do their
Another Pest—Appearance of the
oriental peach moth, one of the most
destructive pests which afflict the
fruit trees in eastern states has been
discovered at several points in the
southern section of Pennsylvania and
experts from the State Zoologist's
office are moving to isolate it. The
pest is difficult to control and has an
affinity for trees of fine variety.
Bear Season—The Pennsylvania
season for hunting bears begins to
morrow and extends until the mid
dle of December. The use of steel
traps, dead falls and pens is for
bidden and only one bear may be
shot by each hunter during the sea
son. three being allowed to a camp.
The reports indicate that bears have
been seen in a number of northern
and mountain counties and have
been developing mischievous In
stincts regarding colonies of bees.
The bulk of the bear hunting will
be next month. The small game
season starts next Monday.
link Up Work—lmportant steps
to co-ordinate the work of the rural
life bureaus of State College and
the Agricultural Education Division
of the State Department of Publlo
Instruction are under way and com
mittees are working out a plan
whereby they will not overlap.
Special attention Is to be given to
this line of activity during the win
ter. Conferences were held here
during the week by Dean H. L.
Watts and other officers of State
College and Prof. L. H. Dennis, di
rector of agricultural education.
Further meetings are to be held and
state speakers will meet various
gatherings in the country. *
Hargcst To Appear—Deputy At
torney General William H. llargest
will appear on behalf of tho state
in the Supreme Court at Pittsburgh
this week to argue tho cold storage
caso appeal. It is probable that this
case will be used as a basis for some
suggested cold storage legislation
next winter. The appeal was taken
from the Allegheny county courts.
Koad Forces Hit—lnfluenza has
been affecting road repair forces in
a number of sections of the state
work on several projects of an em
ergency character has been impeded
by men getting sick. Highway
'ommissioner J. Denny O'Neil has
been congregating men along the
Lincoln highway to prepare it for
winter and has started erection of
new fences at exposed points.
Township authorities in counties
where there are important roads
have been urged to get repairs made
now as after November 1 there will
be restrictions on materials.
Itallun Subjects. Subjects or
Italv are to be treated by local and
district draft boards as are "other
friendly aliens" declares a notice is- ;
sued to-day by Major W. U. Mur
dock, the chief draft officer. An
Italian who has declared intention to
become a citizen is subject to the
draft, but others are to be placed
in class 5 and before leaving the
country to enlist in the Italian Army
must obtain permits. Conventions
between the United States and Italy
regarding reciprocal drafting have
not yet become effective. Notices of
changes in the physical require
ments have been brought to attention
of all boards. ,
Cots anil Tents. Tents and cots
have been sent from the State Ar
senal for use in lighting influenza to
Lancaster, Nanticoke, Mt. Carntel,
Williamstown, Mandata and Scranton
in the last twenty-four hours.
Forty Sick. Over forty persons
connected with departments of the
state government are down with in
fluenza, but none of the departmental
heads has been affected as yet.
Mr. Harry Sick. > — Herbert D.
Harry, a former clerk in the State
Treasury, who went to Fort Thomas,
Ky.. is ill in the fort hospital with
pneumonia. A telegram received by
bis father, George M. Harry, told
that he was out of danger.
To Speed Work. James E. Samp
son. chief of concrete construction
of tlie State Highway Department
has been sent to the Baltimore pike
operation in Delaware countv to
speed up the work. Mr. Sampson
has been in charge of the construc
tion and repair on the Lincoln high
way's western end.
Creasy Leaves. Ex-Representa
tive William T. Creasy, who was
taken ill with grip in a Harrisburg
hotel, has been able to go to his
home. While here he was visited by
Gifford Pinehot regarding plans for
the trip to Europe to be taken to
study agricultural conditions in con
nection with the war.
Wnr-Tliue Hours. The State Ar
senal force is getting along with
four hours sleep these days because
of the demands for cots and tents
for emergency hospitals. The force
worked until 5 o'clock this morning
to dispatch eight trucks and was
back on the job at 9. Captain W. L.
Hieks. who is running the establish
ment. says it is like real war p.t
Take fioo.ooo. Capitol Hill of
ficials and attaches have subscribed
for $lOO,OOO of Liberty Bonds, going
$20,000 beyond what they did on the
Third Loan. The State Insurance
Fund took $lOO,OOO bonds in Harris
burg and the State Board of Educa
tion $25,000.
Hack at Work. James C. Dein
inger, executive clerk, who had been
taking a vacation in Sullivan county
has returned to his desk.
Steel Company's Plant Crip
pled by the Influenza
As a result ot the increased wages
of employes of the Bethlehem Steel
j Company thousands of the men have
increased their subscriptions to the
Fourth Liberty Loan. In one de
partment alone this increase amounts
to almost $25,000, and the subscrip
tions are still coming in. Like in
creases are coming in from other
departments of the plant. Officials of
the plant predict new subscriptions
will amount to at least $lOO,OOO.
These new subscriptions will put the
Steelton returns close to the million
and a quarter mark.
All the departments of the plant
are somewhat crippled by shortage
of men due to the Influenza epidemic.
n omen in overalls are becoming
quite a common sight, and are mak
ing good, many of them already earn
ing wages as high as men on similar
Borough Congratulated
by Captain Batley
In an interview with one of the
j borough officials. Captain Batley,
j who has had charge of the organiza
: tion of the emergency hospital, con
gratulated Steelton on the excellent
volunteer work its citizens are doing.
He has had much experience in this
line of relief work, and he says that
he has never experienced such a
wonderful response as has been
made here.
He sqems to be quite optimistic,
especially so since four army doctors
have arrived from Camp Crane, Al
lentown. The hospital is now in
charge of Captain Metcalf, and with
him are Captain A. H. Bruman,
Lieutenant L. B. Neal and Lieuten
ant M. L. Brandt. Dr. W. J. Mid
dleton is the local physician in
charge of the hospital.
Volunteer nurses at the hospital
have been divided into three eight
hour shifts. More nurses are need
ed, especially for the night shifts.
Among the deaths at the hospitals
over Sunday are Dan Jolman, col
ored, whose body will be shipped to
Virginia; Mrs. Sadie M. Fodgin, 25
years of age. of 213 Meyers street;
X. Becket, 1771 Christian street.
Police Department Making
an Influenza Census
The police department has not yet
completed the influenza census, but
up to noon to-day they have discov
ered 1.854 cases. The "West Side
seems to be hardest hit. Main street
alone has 119 cases. Meyers street
97, and Frederick street" 68. Cases
in other portions of the town are
more scattered, although Mohn
street reports 86 cases, and Swatara
51. Only a few streets remain to be
heard from and it is thought that
the number of cases in these remain -
in? - st X eets aro but few in number.
Chief Grove does not believe that the
total number will go over 1.900.
Father Henry Ludes, chaplain of
St. Joseph's Hospital at Lancaster, is
seriously ill with pneumonia, it was
learned to-day. Late advices say his
condition is slightly improved.
Father Ludes is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. F. Ludes, Steelton, and is
widely known here.
In order to do work in aid of the
emergency hospital the Red Cross is
meeting at the home of Mrs. C A
Alden. Because of the need of ma
terial Dr. Royer has given hie ap
proval to the plan.
M. S. Livingston, of the American
Sheet and Tin Mill Company, of New
Castle, Is making a visit to his father
at Enhaut.
Private Harold Kelchner, who is
now in the otor mail service at
Washington, was in Steelton over
The Steelton chapter of the Red
Cross held an executive meeting yes
terday afternoon on the porch of the
Red Cross headquarters. It/was de
cided to put the regular Red Cross
work into the hands of the Home
Service Section under the care of
Miss Bertha Hess. Miss Hess is
anxious to have women volunteer
for this work, which is to visit the
homes of families of soldiers and
sailors. . Volunteers are asked to
report at her home at Front and
Conestoga streets.
All the auxiliaries of the Steelton
chapter are asked to send in the
names of the volunteers to Jelp at
the emergency hospital. Assistants
are needed in the supply tents, hos
pital tent and at homes of pa
Due to the stress of work brought
on by the epidemic, Miss Winship
has been unable to cover the work
on hand. She has asked fbr volun
teers to assist her In her visiting
work. Volunteers are asked to re
port to Robert Fairlamb, in Front
Mrs. Gertrude Brlcker, wife of
Charles Bricker, of 246 South Sec
ond street, died yesterday afternoon
from pneumonia, the result of influ
Samuel Laudersmfth, of Breseler
aged S3, died yesterday at his home,
of pneumonia, the result of an at
tack of influenza. The funeral will
be held Wednesday.
Mike ITovich, aged 30, died this
morning at 7 o'clock, from influ
enza. The funeral will be held Wed
Mrs. Loretta Fortler, of 405 South
Second street, died at the Harris
burg Hospital yesterday of Influenza.
The body is to be shipped to Mewery,
James ICees dted of Influenza at
his home at Front and Moon street.
No funeral arrangements have as
yet been made.
Mela Nenodavlch. of Steelton, died
this morning at the Harrlsburg Hos
pital of influenza. He will he buried
on Tuesday.
The body of Mrs. Ida Mehrlng, of
New York, who died there Friday,
was brought to Steelton this morn
ing. She will be burled from the
home of her son. at 316 Chrlatlan
street. She was 62 years of age. and
died of heart disease.
Mrs, Pee, wife of the Rev, E. L.
Pee, pastor of St, Peter's Lutheran
Church, Hlghsplre, died Saturday'
morning of pneumonia, due to In
fluenza, Services were held to-day
at Hlghsplre, Burial will be mado
at Naw Oxford to-morrow.
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