Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 02, 1918, Page 13, Image 13

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Tech Crushed Lebanon;
Claims State Title
' Al'ter the overwhelming defeat of
Lebanon High School on Saturday
the Tech High management feel
% justified in claiming title to football
> championship at least in Eastern
Pennsylvania, and so marvelous a
machine has Coach Smith developed
that there are many experts who be
lieve Tech can clean anything in the
country. When Saturday's game fin
ished with a score of 73-0. after the
best game seen here this season.
Athletic Manager Percy Grubb and
everybody else was ready to risk
anything on Tech's chances.
This morning a communication
came from Toledo, for Tech's amaz
ing record has gone all ov ®'\ t'] 6
country. Next Saturday the Middle
West begins a series to settle the
title there and it is proposed to have
this winner meet the Pennsylvania
magicians. But before that comes
the game next Saturday with Johns
town, which now claims title for
Western Pennsylvania, and this event
will be momentous. The result will
assuredlv decide the championship
of the state, for Philadelphia Cert
tral High has refused to meet lech.
The skill and speed of Tech were
never better demonstrated than in
the Lebanon tiff, for this team had.
the advantage of clever coaching b>
Hobey y.ght. Pell Pratt and their
own head coach. When they lined
up old-time fans sat tight, expecting
a hard and close battle. But it was
like taking a crutch from a blind
man. "Red" Miller, captain of Leb
anon, was a heroic demon, gaining
Ex-President Taft Entirely
Too Smart to Hook I p to
Baseball .Bickercrs
William H. Taft. ex-presidc&t of
the United States, has seen too much
of the ups and downs of professional
baseball to poke his head into the
wild beast's lair. In an interview
given out from Dayton, he declares
that he would under no circum
stances accept the position of uase
ball commissioner for the two major
leagues, for which office he had been
suggested. .
In discussing the request on the
part of Mr. Hempstead and Mr. Fra
zee that he hecome a permai.ent trib
unal to settle baseball disputes, he
observed: "I was asked to arbitrate
a certain dispute as to the legality
of certain exemption of baseball con
tracts. and I .was very glad to be of
service in this capacity. However,
when the matter of becoming a per
manent tribunal is suggested. I could
not even think seriously of it.'
It appears that Hempstead, of
New York, and Frnzee. of Boston,
got themselves "in Dutch" by making
the proposition. Says Ball, president
of tho St. Louis Americans: I
never endorsed a czar for baseball.
I think Mr. Taft has the finest judi
cial mind in the country and is in
all respects a great man. But I ob
ject to having Messrs. and
Hempstead's plan wished *n me in
anv such offhand manner. * razee
has no authority from any one to
submit such a proposition on behalf
of the American League. 1 ntil the
league meets and discusses any p an,
it obviously has no official standing.
Anv changes oi policy will be effected
at the league's meeting early in De
Hazleton. Pa.—Stretcher-bearers
carrying the body of a man found
on the Lehigh Valley tracks, near
Hazle Creek, dropped their burden
in a hurry when the "corpse" sat up,
yawned and demanded to know
what all the trouble was about. He
had been celebrating the armistice
and went to bed on the railroad,
with a quart bottle of whisky still
untouched. An engineer saw him,
telegraphed back to the coroner and
the latter sent out a stretcher to get
the "dead man."
Victoria. B. C. Gold bullion
from the Klondike valued at $l3O
- was recovered from the wreck
of the steamer Princess Sophia by
the salvage steamer Tee, which ar
rived here the other day from Lynn
Canal, Alaska, where the Sophia
wen' down recently with all on
Chicago. Mayor William Hale
Thompson announces lie will be a
candidate to succeed himself in tile
spring. He did not disclose wheth
er he will seek the Republican nom
ination or run as an independent
candidate by petition.
Play Safe—
Stick to
Because the quality is as good as ever it
was. They will please and satisfy you
7c—worth it
nearly every time he took the ball,
but one mail's efforts could do little
with an organization like Tech. With
Carl Beck out, the team appeared to
go along with the same resistless
precision, for those wonderful back
line men—Captain Ebner, Lingle,
Hinkle and Wilsbach —worked to
gether as one with the usual result.
The line was probably more effi
cient than in any game this year;
it being impossible for the Lebanon
plungers to edge through that stone
wall. The victory was so convincing
that it Is believed that Tech cannot
be matched by any school of her
class in the wide domains of Amer
ia. The summary:
Tech. , Lebanon.
Hoerner, le. Boyer, le.
Arnold. It. Mish, It.
Peiffer, lg. Burdan, lg.
Blhl, c. Case. c.
Lauster, rg. German, rg.
Prank, rt. Carpenter, rt.
Kohlman. re. Jones, re.
Ebner, qb. Homan, qb.
Lingle, lhb. Troutr.ian, lhb.
Hinkle, rhb. . Miller, rhb.
Wilsbach, fb. Trout, fb.
Touchdowns —Ebner, 3; Lingle, 2;
Beck, 2; Hoerner, Kohlman, Hinkle.
Wilsbach. oGals from touchdowns
—Ebner. 7. Substitutions: Lebanon
—Houck for German. Leslie for Car
penter, Quinn for Jones, Hoy for
Jones. Homan for Clemens, Hartlieb
for Miller, Cohen for Trout. Referee
—Butler, Brown. Umpire—Miller,
Penn State. Head linesman —Miller,
Harrisburg. Quarters, 12 minutes
Plenty of Big Game
in Parks of Canada
The National Sportsmen's-
Syndicate relates that:
For many years the Dominion
of Canada has done much to pro
tect the natural beauties and the
wild life of licF territory. She has
established a great system of
parks and is guarding them wise
ly. Long ago she came to see that
those parks are a great financial
asset; that the beauties of their
scenery and their expanses of un
touched nature possesses a money
value for the dominion which
should not be overlooked.
In this country we are gradu
ally awakening to the import
ance of this same fact, and in
Washington time and thought are
now being devoted to the ex
ploitation of the national parks
of the United States.
The terrible struggle that is
now going on lends peculiar force
to a sentence or two from the
last report of the commissioner
of dominion parks. "The funda
mental purpose behind the estab
lishment and maintenance of na
tional parks is the development
and maintenance of rugged,
forceful, intelligent manhood.
"The most common and the
most successful treatment a phy
sician prescribes for a patient is
an order to go to the mountains
or the seaside or the country.
And the logic underlying this
prescription is the same logic
which brought about the creation
of national parks.
"The curative results which
follow such an outing are recog
nized to be due to the recreation
in the out-of-doors involved in
the trip" The outdoor man is
likely to be in all respects the
good citizen.
In the parks of the Dominion
of Canada are many of the large
wild animals once widely distrib
uted over portions of the western
part of America. Deer, elk.
moose, sheep, antelope and whitg
goats are to be found undisturb
ed and unafraid in places easily
accessible to the public.
Canada has the greatest herd
of buffalo in the world, and
many of these, it will be remem
bered, were sold to Canada by a
resident of Montana. This herd,
which now numbers more than
2,400 head, is distributed in dif
ferent parks, large and small.
Recently a tine herd of elk was
imported to Canadaffronti t the
Yellowstone National Park.
Within a year or two a band
of fifty wild antelope as captured
by building a fence around the
area in which they ranged. This
experiment has been successful
up to the present time; the ante
lope have thriven, and for the
year show an increase of over
twenty, so that there are now
seventy in the reserve.
The second anniversary of the dedi
cation of Camp Curtin Memorial
Methodist Church brought'a large at
tendance, filling the church and Sun
day school to overflowing. The amount
of $3,000 was raised at the celebration
toward the church 4 e bt. The morn
ing and evening sermons were given
by Dr. A. L. ifiller, of Bloomsburg, a
former pastor. In the afternoon an
address was made by Dr. Robert Bag
nell, pastor of Grace Methodist
SNOODLES , A Very Funny Movie —To Him By Hunger ford
Washington, D. C., Dec. 2. —A brief outline of the activities
in France of the 28th division, composed of Pennsylvania National
Guards, was given by General March, Chief of Staff, in the course
of his weekly interview with newspapers. He said:
"The 28th Division —consisting of Pennsylvania troops from
Hancock—was overseas by June 1, and trained with the French
until after July 1. Four companies were put in south of the
Marne and east of Chateau Thierry to help stop the German offensive
of July 15, and held their ground.
"The division was then put in in support of the counterat
tack of July 18. On July 28 tt attacked, crossing the Ourcq and
advanced with the Third (later the 32d) on its right and the 42d
on its left; the advance was bitterly resisted by the enemy.
"On July 31 it was approaching Nesles and on August 6 reached
the Vesle, where it relieved the 32d.
"Until September 3 the division held a sector along the Vesle
with constant raid and patrol activity. September 4 to V the divis
ion, crossing the Vesle in force, drove in rear guards and kept
close contact with the retreating enemy.
"The 28th was in line near Vauquois at the start of the
Meuse-Argonne offensive, on September 26 and continued in action
until October 7, when it took Chatel-Chchery.
"On October 29 the division was reported on line in the Woevre
near LaChaussee Lake with the Second army and took part in the
actions in that region which were halted by tho' armistice on No
vember 11."
Of the "9th division, composed of troops from northeastern Penn
sylvania, eastern Maryland and the District of Columbia, General March
said it was in action east of the Meuse advancing toward Damvlllers
when the armistice ended hostilities. Details of its operations have
not been received.
Pitt Charges Foul Play
and Demands Return Game
For the first time in four years
Maste'r Glenn Warner felt the sting
of defeat on Saturday when his
great Pitt machine was choked off,
10-9 by the Naval Reserve team. A
pile of wagers were lbst on this bat
tle for the Panthers were long fa
vorites and the jack tars had plenty
of Hiacking. The game was staged
at Cleveland. In League Park and
the end of the game saw a wilder
demonstration than ever took place
in the days of Larry Lajoie.
The boys from the naval station
went mad. The bands brought
along to cheer the team In the fray
were made lead the wildest athletic
celebration parade In the city's his
Ta-day, from Pittsburgh, it de
velops that utmost bitterness has
been engendered by the battle. Pitt
claims she was robbed by the Cleve
land Naval Reserves and that the
score should have been 15-3 in fa
vor of Glenn Warner. So the ad
ministrative committee on athletics
of the University of Pittsburgh last
State Hospital Did
Much For Red Cross
A total of 4,364 articles were made
during the past year by patients at
the Pennsylvania State Hospital for
the Red Cross. These articles were
turned over to the local chapter dur
ing the year and Red Cross officials
regard the reported result as amazing.
Dr. Charlotte E. Goodman is chair
man of the State Hospital Auxiliary;
Charles E. Johnson is vice-chairman,
and Dr. Grace Wintcrsteen is secre
tary and treasurer.
The detailed report of the work for
the year as announced by the auxili
ary officials follows:
Sweaters. 247; helmets. 11; wrist
lets. 9; comfort kits. 1,164; comfort
pillows. 97; socks, 337; shot bags,
1,026; housewives, 1,232; waterproof
bags, 192; miscellaneous, 49; total,
General March, Native of State, Gives Former Guard's War
Record; Four Months at Front; in Thick of Fight
From Chateau Thierry Until Armistice
Washington, Dec. 2.—Geueral Pey
ton C. March, chief of staff, mokes
public a brief war history of the Key-
Rtone /(Twenty-eighth) Division of
Pennsylvania. He gave this account
of the record of the men from his
native state:
"T'he Twenty-eighth Division, con
sisting of Pennsylvania troops from
Camp Hancock, was overjeus by June
1 nd trained with the French until
after July 1. Four companies were
put In south of the Marne and east of
Chateau Thierry to help stop he Ger
man offensive of July 13, and held
their ground.
"The division was then put In sup
port of the counterattack of July 18.
On July 28 it attacked, crossing the
Ourcq, and advanced with the Third
Division (later the Thirty-secor.d) on
its right and the Forty-second Divi
sion on its left. The advance was bit
terly resisted by the enemy.
"On July 31 it was approaching
Nesles and August 6 reached the
Vesle, where it relieved the Thirty
second Division'. Until Seotembcr 3
the Keystone Division a coctor
along the Veyle, with constant laid
and patrol activity. September 4 to 7
night authorized the issuing of a
challenge to the Sixth City team
for a return game to be played at
Forbes Field next Saturday
The only stipulation made In the
challenge are that the gams will be
played under the same financial ar
rangements under which last Satur
day's trip to Cleveland was
and that Walter Camp, the coun
try's most eminent football author
ity be named to select the officials.
If Cleveland cannot play next Sat
urday, Pitt will wait until Decem
ber 14.
It is now up to the Reserves to
accept this proposition or admit that
they did not win on their merits last
Saturday and arc afraid to play
Pitt on the level. All the cards
were stacked against Pitt at Cleve
land and the Panthers, off to a good
start, simply were not allowed to
win. In fact, the game was jock
eyed from the time articles were
signed, and Pitt never had a chance.
The best she could hope for at any
stage was the worst of things.
Ladies of Golden Eagle
to Give Donation Party
The postponed donation party of
Herculean Temple, No. 165, Ladies of
the Golden Eagle, will bes held to
morrow evening In Slble and Clark's
Hall, Thirdand Cumberland streets, It
was announced to-day by officials of
the order. The party was originally
scheduled for November 5, but because
of the influenza epidemic it was post
An interesting program has been
prepared for the occasion. The admfs
sion privileges are not confined to
members of the order, but the meeting
is open to all, if was stated.
DiUsburg, Pa., Dec. 2. Funeral
services of Mrs. Nlervin Cleaver were
held on Friday from her home In
Franklin township by the Rev. Mr.
Fry of the Evangelical Church at
Idaville. Burial was made in the
DiUsburg Cemetery.
the Keystone Division, crossing the
Vesle in force, drove in rear guards
and kept close contact with the re
treating enemy.
"The Twenty-eighth was in 'inc
near Vauquoise at the start of the
Meuse-Argonne offensive on Septem
ber 26 and continued jn action until
October 7, when it took Chatel Che
"On October 29 the division was re
ported on line in the Woevre r.ear
Lachuussce bake with the Second
Army and took part In the actions in
that region, halted by the armistice
November 11."
General March gave this account of
the operations of the Seventy-ninth
Division, composed of eastern Penn
sylvania, Maryland and District of
Columbia National Army men trained
at Camp Meade:
"The Seventy-ninth Division reach
ed France and began training about
August 1 at Prauthoy. It ,vas' in the
first line of the Argonne-Mause of
fensive of September 26, but details of
Its action are not available.
"November 2 It was reported tin line
on the heights east of the Meuse.
November 9 It was advancing In this
sector In the direction of DamvtUers."
Personal and Social Items
of Towns on West Shore
Miss Mary "Sheets, of Shlremans
town, spent a day recently with her
grandfather, Andrew Sheets at Bres
Walter Welgel, of Harrisburg, vis
ited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Welgel, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Klpp at Shiremanstown.
Miss Flora Sutton, of Lemoyne, vis
ited her sisters, Mrs. Samuel Fisher
and Mrs. George Flickinger at Shire
manstown yesterday. *
Mrs. Adeline Baker, of Mechanics
burg, spent a day recently with her
sister, Mrs. Sara Clouser at Shire
Miss M. Irene Stone, of Shiremans
town, is home from a visit with
friends at York.
Miss Myra M. B. Comfort, of Balti
more. Md., visited her grandmother,
Mrs. Elizabeth Comfort at Shiremans
town, Saturday and Sunday.
H. P. Deardorft, of DiUsburg, vis
ited his aunt at Shiremanstown, re
R. E. Folfe and Ross Wolfe, of
Shiremanstown, spent several days
at Lewistown.
Mrs. • Catharine Rhiver,' Master
arry Stoner, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zim
merman and John Zimmerman, of
Harrisburg; George "Spellman, of Co
lumbia; Jobn Wentz, of Marsh Run;
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wentz, Charles
Ghcr, Joseph Gher, Miss Mary Sheets,
Miss Dorothy Dlller, Mr. and Mrs.
Levi Fisher, daughter Miss Florence
Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Brubalcer,
daughter Anna, son Lynn Brubaker,
Jr., all of Shiremanstown, were pleas
antly entertained at the home of
Harvey Rhiver at Shiremanstown.
Mrs. Bessie Morgret, daughters,
Margret and Pearl and son, Carroll
Mojgret, of Shiremanstown, spent
several days with relatives at Har
risburg. •
Miss Minerva Rershman, of 1549
Vernon street, Harrisburg. spent Sun
day with Miss Gertrddw Eslienbaugh
at Shiremanstown.
Mrs. Scott Brinton, son Charles, of
Shiremanstown, spent several days
with the former's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. H. Barlup at Camp Hill.
Miss Margaretta ICemberling and
Mrs. "Charles Weaber and daughter,
Miss Janet Weaber, of Lancaster,
have returned home after spending
several days with friends at Shire
Mr. a nd Mrs. Jacob Baker nnd three
children. Lester, Paden and M. L.
Baker, of New Cumberland, motored
to Perry county on Saturday,
Chester Good, who is attending
school in Philadelphia, spent several
days at his home in New Cumber
N.cw Cumberland, Pa„ Dec. 2.—Al
fred Prowell, aged 79 years, died at
the home of his son. Alfred Prowell,
Jr., in Fifth street. About a year ago
Mr. and Mrs. Pro\yell came to New
Cumberland from * York county to
mnlce their home with their son and
a daughter, Mrs. Parthemore. He is
survived by his wife, four sons, Jo
seph Prowell, of Mechanlcshmg;
James Prowell and Samuel Prowell, of
York, and Alfred Prowell, of New.
Cumberland, and two daughters, Mrs.!
Henry Rudy, of Braddock, and Mrs.;
| Parthemore; also seventeen grand
children and two great-grandchildren.
' Funeral services will be held to-mor
! row morning at 10 o'clock at the home
| of the son, Alfred Prowell, conducted
jby the Rev. C. H. Helges, of the
Church of God. Burial at Cross Roads
' cemetery, Y'ork county.
New Cumberland, Dec. 2.—Annual j
Thanksgiving and love offering iterv
ices of the Otterbeln Guild were held
at Trinity Ugtted Brethren Church
Thnrsdny morning. The program In
cluded: Srlpture lesson, bv Miss I
Mareella ITrlch and Miss Alda Snyder;
reading. Miss Helen Davis, and solo.
Miss Delia Souders. After the pro
gram, the love offering box was
opened and the money eounteJ, which
amounted to $5O. _ The meeting was
t dismissed by the Rev. A. R. Ayres.
New Cumberland. Pa., Dec. 2.—On
Thursday evening the Ottcrbe'.n Guild|
will pack a Christmas box for the
workers and pupils at Colcudo School,
New Mexico. The box will contain:
school articles and small wearing r.p-j
parel. Owing to the evangelistic;
services in Trinity United Brethren!
Church, the Guild will not hold its
regular meeting In December.
New Cntnberlnnd, Pa., Dec. 2.—Miss
Marion Lelb, chairman of the New
Cumberland Red Cross; Miss Jane|
Naylor, chairman of the Home Serv- j
Ice. nnd Mrs. 8. F. Prowell. chairman
of the salvage committee, who super
vised the packing and mailing of the;
Christmas boxes to the local hovs in:
France, completed their work Satar-j
day evening. They mailed sixty |
Juneau. Alaska. —Few governors j
under the Stars and Stripes can I
travel 6.000 miles within their com- j
monwealths, and Governor Thomas |
Riggs, Jr., of Alaska, is one of the .
few. In making a tour of his terrl. :
tory he goes from Juneau to Nome j
qn the first lap,* then crosses the;
Gulf of Alaska. At Fairbanks the
strikes the THnnna River and boards !
a sternwheel river boat for St. Mich- I
si on Bering Sea. Thence an ocean i
vessel or launch takes him to Nome. I
"Bang, Bang, Bang/' All Over America
Is the Prediction of Peter P. Carney
Now that tlio war is over and pcaco
once more rctgns throughout the
world, America will again be a na
tion of shooters
The again is used advisedly.
In bygone days, before n\y time and
yours, every American could shoot —
and shoot straight. Shooting in those
memorable days was necessary for
the protection of the home i.nd to
supply the larder.
As the population of tne United
States increased and America gained
wealth and strength through its va
ried industries, many of us fulled to
give the same time and consideration
to firearms that our forefathers did.
Hereafter every son of Uncle Sain
will be friendly with a gun, whether
he is now wearing, khaki, or still in
his teens. We have learned some
thing that we will be a long time for
When the Yanks return home, one,
two or three millions of them, after
a year's fighting over the battlefields
of Flanders, and knee-deep in the
muddy trenches of France, and hav
ing tor a companion all this time a
rifie or shotgun, they will be expel t
shooters. The return of the Yanks
brings us back to our original state
ment that America will again be a
nution of shooters.
The day Is coming when no city or
town, big or small, will be able to
meet its requirements without '* gun
club. There are now 4,323 of tnesc
gun cluos in America and there will
be double that number in the days
that we will live to seee. It was these
schools of shooting instruction that
helped answer the charge cf unpre
puredness against the United Stales,
for they turned out the shooters who
in their first fight stopped the Huns
and thereafter drove the Germans
back. *
A Game They'll Always flay
Shooting is now a game with Amer
icans. Many have played it in the
past, millions more will play it in the
future. Shooting hereafter will be
taken up with just as much vlm s as
football, baseball golf and .<ur other
favorite pastimes. Our soldiers and
aviators have been taught to shoot
with the shotguns in the cantonments
and flying schools and no man passed
a successful examination a s an avia
tor who could not break dying tur
gets with a shotgun. The shotgun to
the boy of the future will he what the
lariat Is to the cowboy of to-day.
One thing w will have to remem
ber is that a great many men In re
turning from the battlefields will nev
er again return to office ! online.
They have accumulated that desire
for outdoor life that will change their
mode of living upon returning. They
will go to farming and other outdoor
activities. The United States Govern
ment realizes this and has plans un
der way for the distribution ~f f.irm
land for those who have so honor
ably served the country and aided in
Rev. Edwin C. Keboch Is
Named Area Director For
M. E. Sunday School Drive
The Rev. Edwin C. Keboch, Metho
dist Sunday school specialist for Penn
sylvania for the M. E. Hoard of Sun
day Schools, has been appointed area
director of the Sunday School Centen
ary for the Washington area, of which
Central Pennsylvania is a part. It is
a large territory, and he will have
1,800 Sunday schools under his super
vision. The entire area will he or
ganized, using district superinten
dents districts as a basis for opera
tion. There will be local group lead
ers appointed, whom Mr. Keboch_ will
train to prepare to put over the Cen
tenary in the Sunday school when the
intensive campaign begins in April,
1 9 * 9 - ,
The Methodist Sunday schools will
raise $10,000,000 toward the program
for world evangelism now undertaken
by the Methodist Church. They will
give one-eighth of the total amount
to be raised by the entire church. The
purpose of the drive is to put a graded
program of missionary education in
to every one of the Sunday schools in
this area, and then to apply the select
tive draft principle in securing re
cruits for the ministry, mission field
and other life service occupations.
The Central Pennsylvania, Balti
more, Wilmington and Washington
Conferences compose what is known
as the Washington area. Mr. Ke
boch is now touring the area with a
team of experts under the direction
of Dr. Morris E. Swartz, of this city,
training pastors in the new drive to
be put on, with headquarters at 72S
Munsey Building, Baltimore. Md„ area
headquarters for the centenary.
Chocolate City Wants
Basketball Games For
Lads and Lassies
Manager Russell Zentmeyer,
of Hershey, asks the Telegraph
to> announce that;
"The Hershey Olivet basketball
team, one of the fastest teams in
this part of the state, would like
to arrange games with all first
class amateur teams at home or
away. Address all communica
tions to Russell Zentmeyer, care
Hershey Men's Club, Hershey.
"The Hershey Ex-High Girl
tcom would also like to arrange
games with High school teams
and other first'class girl teams.
Address all communications to
Russell Zentmeyer, care Hershey
Men's Club, Hershey.
making the world free for all peo
The shotgun is the dompanlon of
all those who relish outdoor free
dom. Americans enter Into the s.ilrit
of shooting as they enter into other
sports. They will use the gun not for
the purpose of killing, hut tor the
pleasure attained In bitting the tar
get aimed at. Breaking the thrown |
target is their goul.ajust as knocking
out a home run when one run is
needed to win, is the goal of the ball
Shooting is the national sport in
Switzerland and has been since the
time the mythical William Tell shot
the apple from his son's head. Due
to a splendid system of universal
training, the Swiss a r niy 'S one of the
finest bodies of marksmen in the
world. The boy goes to school at the
age of 7. One of the things lie is
taught is shooting.
How Swiss Do It
The Swiss Government presents
the youngster with a gun and instruc
tion in the method of using it >s tur
nishcd. When the lad Is called for
service, at 18, he is well qualified to
render the efficient service required.
.Every male in Switzerland, between
the ages of 18 and 52, is eligible for
service. The Swiss mobilized their
troops and placed them on the fron
tiers just as soon as War was de
clared, in 1914, and due to the accur
acy of the Swiss with ail kinds of
firearms no one has trifled with thorn.
The Swiss think highly of their
army, as the following conversation
between the former Emperor cf Ger
many a nd i Swiss general indicates.
Shortly after the war began the Kai
ser that was attended a shooting car
nival at Berne. Willielm plied the
Swiss general with questions, such as:
"How many men could your coun
try put on the field in a week?" raid
the All Highest that was. ,
"About 500,000," answered the Swiss
"What would you do if I came
against you with 1,000,000 men?" said
"In that case, your Majesty,'" suave
ly replied the general, "we would
shoot twice."
We have that same feeling about
Americans now. There was a feeling
when the United States went Into the
war that we were unprepared, that
we could not shoot any better than
the first British army that Lord
Kitchener saw in action. Kitchener's
cable to England to teach the men to
shoot ilrst and drill afterwards is his
tory. But this assertion bears out cne
that has been repeatedly made—that
more battles are won by good uhoot
ing than any other way.
We we.*; not unprepared. America
hadn't given as much lime of late
years to the high-power rifle as in
the past for those who desired sport
with the gun took to trapsbooting,
and trapshooters and the trench shot
gun made a lot of history where they
were engaged.
Milwaukee, Wis. —When Will Da
vis, an Indian, was convicted last
August of selling liquor on the In
dian reservation, he asked permis
sion to return home to harvest his
crops, and requested that his sen
tence be deferred until that time.
The request was granted. Davis,
true to his word, returned after
the harvest, and is now serving a
sixty-day sentence In the House of
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photographs of the officers and the
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They're Off in the
Six-Day Cycle Race
at Madison Square
Ffteen teams of the best cyclists
available made up the field of con
testants in the international six-day
bicycle race at the Madison .Square
Garden, which started at midnight.
This is New York's annual Indoor
cycling cat nival, which was msti
til.cd a quarter cf & century ago.
Among the competitors this year
are several who took part in previous
grinds, at the Garden. There are
some newcomers, notably Gus Lang,
the American amateur champion,
and Lloyd Byron, holder of the Aus
tralian amateur title. These two
have joined the professional ranks
and will be partners in the big con
The French point score system will
govern the event again this year, and
two hours each afternoon and three
hours each night, including the final
hours of the race, will be devoted to
sprints for points.
The following is the official list
of entries:
Australian team Spears and
United States Navy-Belgian team
—Carman and Deßaetes.
American-Australian team—Carry
and Madden.
4mateur team—Lang and Byron.
I Newark team—Kopsky and Co
Submarine Boat Corporation team
—Grimm and Thomas.
California team —Haniey and Law
New York team—Chapman and
Italian team— Madona and Bello.
Unlone Sportiva Italiana team
Verri and Drobach.
American team —McNamara and
American-French team Kramer
and Dupuy.
Jersey team—Weber and Earon.
Long Island team—Bowker broth
Allied team —Gerwlg and Keller.
I Marietta, Pa., Dec. 2.—Sergeant
, Major Harold pice Moody, of Glon
Hock, enlisted July 17, 1917, at
York, in Company K, of the Eighth
Pennsylvania Infantry. He rose
rapidly from a private, and when
he was in the service but a short
time was transferred to the Head
quarters Company. In April, 1918,
he sailed for overseas, and was badly
wounded in battle, after he went
"over the top" three times. The
extent of his injuries are not known.
Marietta, Pa., Dec. 2. —A military
funeral was held yesterday after
noon in the Wrightsville Presby
terian Church, when Private Wilton
Abel, was burled. Abel died of
pneumonia October 18, on the
battleship America, an.d his body
reached Hoboken several days ago.
The Spanish-American War Veterans
and the Reserves of Columbia, acted
as an escort.
Marietta, Pa., Dec. 2.—Mrs. F. H.
Hartenstein, of New Freedom, re
ceived a message, stating that her
brother, Peter Wullis, Is missing in
action. He is a son of the Rev.
and Mrs. J. W. Wallis and enlisted
in 1917. He is 22 years old. His
father was pastor of the Evangelical
Church several years.