Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 21, 1918, Image 1

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YXXVII- No. 280 16 PAGES o *"i.f,V,'SilSS'Ki,taSSnrHSaSftg" HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21, 1918. ""kKHHg, &Wi3&J!gr m '"A'cfflf" HOME EDITION
Free Evening Instruction in
Business Methods to Begin
at Central First Week in
Project to Be Developed on
Large Scale Within Next
Few Years, Officials An
Free commercial classes three
evenings each week will be held
in the Central High School be
ginning Monday evening, Janu
ary 6, Professor J. H. Bickley.
supervisor of special activities of
the Harrisburg school district,
announced to-day.
The classes will be held from 7.30
to 9.30 o'clock each Monday, Tuesday
arid Thursday evening in the com
mercial department of the Central
High School. Subjects which will be
taught will be typwrittng, stenog
raphy, business English and book
keeping. The rooms at Central are
fully equipped Professor Bickley said,
offering splendid opportunity to
everyone who actually intends to get
a good business education.
Registration nights will be next
Thursday and Friday evenings at
the school from 7 to 9 o'clock. Pro
lessor Bickley urged that everyone
who intends to enroll should regis
ter on those nights so that he will
know how large the classes will be
and how many instructors will be
"It is important that those who
will take the free course register
next week. There will be no delay
then on Monday night. January 6,
when the school opens." Professor
Bickley said. "With the increasing
need for trained men and women in
the business world who should have
a knowledge of the subjects which
u . will he taught, the opportunity which
* is now offered is a big one. Anyone
who wants additional information
may cull to see me at 1425 North
Third street. It is planned to charge j
a nominal enrollment fee, but only
for the purpose of inducing regular
attendance. If those enrolled are
picaent, sny at 75 per cent, of the
sessions, the enrollment fee will be
Dr. F. 13. Downcs. city superintend
ent of schools, heartily approves the
commercial instruction class work
to he conducted at the evening ses
sions. This branch of special school
activity was included in the outline
of possible developments in the pub
lic school system which were sub
mitted to the board of directors re
cently by Professor Bickley.
According to officials the start of
the commercial classes in the even
ing is the Itrst stop toward an ex
tensive night school program which
will bo developed to a large degree
in the next year or two. The Ameri
canization work which Is now being
conducted successfully with an en
rollment of scores of foreign-born
residents, is another branch which is
attracting much attention in the
Foreign Competition to
Bring Down Price of Xmas
Turkeys in Harrisburg
Foreign competition is expected to
bring down the price of Christmas
turkeys in Hurrishurg, it was pre
dicted to-day. At least two carloads
of birds are on their way to the
city and this will have the effect of
cutting prices down to 35 cents and
less, live weight. Here and there
to-day on the local markets birds
might be had for that figure.
Sixty cents a pound was asked by
ninny farmers for dressed birds but
it was said that with prices turning
sharply downward for live birds
many dressed fowls would be left
on the hands of their owners if the
steep prices continued. This is what
happened nt Thanksgiving time when
dealers persisted in trying to get
from sixty to seventy cents a pound
for dressed birds.
No Trace of Woman Who j
Disappeared From Home
Mrs. llose Grand. 438 Cumberland
street, who disappeared from her
home two days ago while suffering
temporary insanity brought on by j
sickness, has not been located by the ;
police or the relatives and friends
who have been conducting a search
for her. Police had the river from
Steelton to McCormick's Island
searched, but found no trace of the
woman. It is feared she took her
> This morning a farmer from Heck
ton reported that a woman answer- |
ing Mrs. Grand's description was
seen wandering in the vicinity north
of Dauphin, and going toward Heck
ton. Mr. Grand has offered a re
ward of $25 for information lead
ing to the discovery of his wife.
For Harrisburg nnd vlelnltyi Itnln
to-night nnd Sunilnyi nnrmtr
to-night, lth lowest temprrn
ture nbout 4ft degrees.
For Enstern Pennsylvania! Italn i
Inte to-night nnd on Knnrinyi 1
liarmer Sunday In east portion) !
modrrate southeast to south i
winds. ,
The Wonderful
Stories of Oz • ,
1 Will Appear in the Harrisburg
1 / Telegraph Every Saturday Eve- 1
I ning Beginning Today
r This is the most important
// announcement ever made to
/ the children of Harrisburg.
T) They all know Oz, or have T
heard of that wonderful J
l an d, and now every child in <*
\ Harrisburg may have Tip, \
* scarecrow Jack. Scarecrow, the Tin
) Woodman, the Woggle-Bug ,
\ s&*'. Imyj' Gump f° r playmates I
V, every Saturday for the
If Harrisburg Telegraph has
I 00DmN J ust arranged for the ex
| - elusive newspaper appear- v
4\/fii§§£- ance the marvelous J
u stories by L. Frank r
I & th e - v start today |
j Women, to Serve as Auxiliar
ies of Hindenburg's
New Guard
l Teuton Officers Mum on the
Plans of Proposed
Hy Associated Press
London, Dec. 21.—The Ger
[ man government has accepted
[ Field Marshal Von Hinden
burg's plan to form a People's
I Guard, or National Army, ac
| cording to a Copenhagen dis
! patch to the Daily Mail. It is
I said that the German army un
der this plan will be stronger
than ever. All officers have re
ceived instructions to keep the
details secret. Women will be
employed for auxiliary services.
Baltic Comes Into
Port With Troops;
War Workers Home
By Associated Press
New York, Dec. 21.—Bringing
home 2,042 officers and men of tho
American Expeditionary Forces, the
British steamship Baltic, of the
White Star Line, passed Sandy Hook
at 9.40 a. m. to-day.
The Army transport Metapan, with
thirty-seven officers and twelve en
listed men discharged from the
American Expeditionary Forces and
hound for their homes, docked here
to-day. The vessel sailed from
Pauillac, France.
The Cunard liner Walmer Castle,
with several hundred passengers, in
cluding many Bed Cross, Y. M. C. A.
and Knights of Columbus workers,
also came into port.
Commander of Rainbow
Division Gets Ryan's
Place as Air Chief
By Associated Press
Washington, Deo. 21.—Appoint
ment of Major-General Charles T.
Menoher, who commanded the For
ty-second (Kalnbow) Division In!
France, as director of ftlr service,
succeeding John D. Ityan, was an
nounced to-day by General March.
Paris, Dec. 21.—Zurich
newspapers to-day printed a
Vienna dispatch carrying the
report that the Austrian
government, "in order to
avoid fresh disturbances," had
asked the Allied authorities
to occuDy the Austro-Hun
garian capita 1 . The sending
of British and Amer
ican troops for this purpose
was requested.
Lalancc-Grosjcan Company
lo Pay Death Benefit
Up to SI,OOO
The announcement was made by
the Lalance-Grosjean Manufactur
ing Company to the 250 or more of
its employes congregated In front
of the mill office at Jefferson and
Division streets, at 10 o'clock this
morning, that the directors have ar
ranged to insure the lives of nil em
ployes for the benefit of their faml
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Rainy and Warm If- the
Christmas Weather Guess
fly Associated Press
Washington, Dec. 21.—Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Monday issued by the Weather Bu
reau to-dyy are:
North and Middle Atlantic States:
Rainy and warm weather Monday
and rain again nbout the middle of
the week, with temperatures falling
to normal. Probably fair closing
days of the week.
"Who's Who" in High School Decided by Ballot, With Pop-
ular Boys Running Close For Honors
If anyone is In doubt as to "Who's
Who" at the Technical high school,
one look at the Chrlstmus Issue of
the Tech Tatler will put you right
on the subject. Twenty-five most
important questions have been voted
on by the 900 members of the school,
and so matters are settled for an
other year. The Harrlshurg Tele-
Republican Leader Points to
Five Wilson Points That
May Divide Allies
Says Responsibility of Treaty
Ratifying Body Is Great
as Wilson's
fly Associated Press
Washington, Dec. 21.—Five of
President Wilson's fourteen princi
ples of peace were held up in the
Senate to-day by Senator Lodge, the
Republican leader, as questions
which might lead to division among
the natiohs which have conquered
Germany and which certainly should
be postponed until after the pc.ice
conference. They are the first four
and the last of the points enunciated
by the President in his speech of
January 8, 1918, and relate to secret
diplomacy, freedom of the seas, eco
nomic barriers, reduction of aima
ments and the league of nations.
Senate's Frankness Reviewed
The Senator delivered a prepared
address on the problems of the peace
conference, in which he spoke of
the heavy responsibility of the Sen
ate in the work of making peace,
recalled that no treaty can become
binding upon tlie United States' con
sent. and declared that untoward re
sults could tie avoided only if tho
Senate expresse itself frankly in
advance. >
"While I think it a grave mistake."
he said, "on the part of the Presi
dent to ignore the Senate, because
our ultimate responsibility In making
the peace i s quite equal to his own,
I have no fault to find with his note
appointing Senators as delegntes to
the pence conference. There is no
obligation whatever upon hint to
make such appointments.
Situation Is Grave
"In the present situation, which is
grave beyond comparison, I think it
is of vast importance that those con
cerned in the actual negotiations ol
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Kraph wus again voted the best
Harrisburg newspaper. "Beans"
won out as the most popular "eats"
served by Caterer Rutherford. "Silent
.Will Hoerner" has the dual role of
being the best-known fellow,us well
as the biggest "kldder" at Tech.
Here is the entire list, us seen
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Mistake Made by Administration Means That Harris
burg Railroad Employes Must Give Back
Money Advanced to Them,
A 1 most 4800 shopmen employed by the Pennsylvania and
j Philadelphia and Reading Railroads in the Harrisburg district
j will suffer a reduction of wages and be obliged to refund some of
j the money paid to them in increased salaries as a result of the
J misinterpretation or misapplication of rulings by the Railroad
j Wage .Commission.
This number of men representing the number who had been
J engaged on piece work, received big advances in wages since the
I government took over the railroads of the country through the
i misinterpretation of the ruling. 'They are found in all shops of
| the several railroads in this section, including those in Harrisburg,
! Mac' Jay Street, Lucknow, Enola, Marysville and Rutherford.
87 Per Cent. Hit by Mistake
Eighty-seven .per cent, of ail shop
■ men of the several railroad systems
I in the Allegheny region are believed
jto have been overpaid $2,500,000
i during the time tlie railroads have
j been under Government control.
Just what amount ot' this money lias
j been paid to the 4,800 men repre
senting the eighty-seven per cent, of
the 5,500 shopmen employed in the
i Harrisburg section cannot be said
now. No definite figures are avail
; able, either, as to the probable
; amount of reduction of wages that
; the employes will bear.
| That the employes.had been over
| paid through a misapplication or
| misinterpretation of the rulings of
' the Railroad Wage Commission, con
i sistlng of Secretary of the Interior
Lane and William R. Wilcox, became
known yesterday, when an inquiry
was started by the direction of Fed
eral railroad authorities into the
subject, with the aim of correcting
the matter and saving the Govern
jment and the railroads tho overpaid
I wages. It is .not known who is re
j sponsible for the fixing of the wage
scale which gave the shop workmen
j the wages to which they were not
| entitled under the rulings of the Spe
jcial commission. The matter is sur
| rounded with the greatest secrecy,
! but in Washington it was admitted
I that the overpay to tlie enormous
i amount existed. The Government is
J | expected to look io Elisha Lee, of
Lithe Pennsylvania railroad, and C. H.
i Crowds Scan Returns Shown
011 Courthouse Bul
letin Board
With 22,000 members already en
rolled in the Christmas drive. Red
Cross headquarters this morning' an
nounced thnt the campaign will close,
positively and absolutely Monday
right. In the meantime the hundreds
of workers are making an eleventh
hour elTort to round up the many
thousands of Hnrrlsburg and other
residents of the chnpter district who,
with the war apparently over, have
decided that they are "off" war work.
Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall,
who was in Xew Cumberland last,
night on the way to Carlisle, made a
special plea to people of this chapter
district, urging them to join the Red
Cross during the present drive if
only as a token of appreciation of
what the Red Cross has done.
This was "button" day in the Red
Cross showdown. There were more
buttons in evidence on the streets
than at any other time during the
drive. To-morrow is "window em
blem" day, and it is urged that all
I Red Cross members put the Red
Cross poster in the window, so that
the Sunday prrmenaders may know
definitely who's who In the Red
Plan Bulletin Ilonrd
The bulletin board on the court-
I house plaza attracted much interest
| this morning. On this board blocks
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Germans Fail in Bulk
of Shipping For the Allier.
By .4 ssociatcd Press
Paris, Dec, 21. —Instead of the 2,- |
500,000 tons of .shipping demanded j
of Germany by the Allies to carry i
out the provisioning of that country, !
as mentioned in the armistice, the
German authorities will be able to
collect only 2,000,000 tons, accord
ing to German advices byway of
Two Men Charged
With Robbing Till
Herbert Derry nnd James Hester,
arrested lust night on the charge of,
larceny, were given a hearing In po
lice court this afternoon. They ure
charged with stealing S2O from be
hind the counter of the restaurant
conducted by Mrs. June Clancy, at
512 Market street, when they order
ed a meal there.
| Markhani. regional Fedeu-al direc
tor, to devise a means to save the j
Government the overpay and at the j
same time to convince the men of
tlie error and to reduce tlie wages in ,
tho future so aqi to make up for i
those overpaid without causing labor ;
Two .Millions at Stake
The ruling under which tlie shop
men were overpaid wus Ruling No. [
27, tinder the provisions of which !
the shopmen In 1917 were given an,
increase in wages over those paid in I
1915. The increase in tlie case of the |
men paid by the day ranged from
ten to thirty per cent., with consid- ;
erution taken of the wage advances :
made between December, 1915, on j
the basis of which the advances were j
j made, and 1917, when the ruling was i
handed down. At the same time, an i
increase was ordered for men on
[ piece work, equal to the increase,
I granted the per diem men.
| It is tlie latter ruling which has I
beep misinterpreted or misapplied |
and has caused the trouble, mis
takes having been made In the per
centages which has caused the over
payment ?n wages of more than $2,-
( 500,000 in the period of more than
i a year since . the Government has
j had control of tho railroads.
| This same misinterpretation has
I been made in all of the railroad sys
tems in the Allegheny region, which
are under the direction of (3. H.
Markham, whose offices are in Phil
j Two Billions of Dollars Rc
; quired lo Repair Damage
Done by the Huns
By Associated Press
Warsaw. Dec. 21.—Poland was
j stripped of all materials and ma
chinery during the German oefcupa
tion which ended on November 11.
On that day a few thousand soldiers
of the Polish Legion, aided by the
population of Warsaw, disarmed
j more than 20,000 German soldiers
j who had planned a revolt against
their own officers.
J All food and all telephone wires
i were removed by the Germans. All
I industrial plans were robbed and
I dismantled, with the result that Po
land will have a hard job to start in
! again.
| Discussing the economic situation
in Poland, Stanisliiu Larlowski di
rector of the Commercial Rank of
Warsaw, said to-day:
Damage Is Groat
"It will talte nearly two billion
dollars to repair the damage done
during tli 0 Germun occupation and
to put us on our feet properly and
!to develop our great natural re-
I sources. Our oil products return
j 500,000,000 marks annually and wo
| ar e rich in coal and salt mines, pot-
I ash, forests and agricultural prod
| ucts.
"At the present time the economic
I situation is confused because Itus-
I siun rubles, Austrian crowns and
[ German murks arc in circulation.
! The marks are on heritage of the
| German occupation.
Must Have Sound Government
I "First, we must establish a sound
i government which will have the
| conlldencc of th e outside world.
| When such a government is cstab
j Ilßhed we will put out foreign loans
I for the purpose of buying materials
! and starting up factories. It is even
\ necessary for us to secure loans in
I order to buy clothes, also machinery
and locomotives. Everything In the
country must be rebuilt along new
"The Germans transported home
all the machinery from the indus
trial city of Kallcz and thon set lire
to th e city. This was one of their
great crimes In 1914. They did this
although no battle was fought there.
They drove out tiie people by bomb
ing the city and. then robbed It
"The Germane also requisitioned
all the factories and machinery in
Lodz, which is the Polish Manches
ter, with its vast cotton and woolen
mills. During their . entire occupa
tion they continued to loot Lods.
Even last September they carried
away all the iron plates and floor-
Ings from the factories.
Versailles Tribunal Must
Be Made Up of Servants
of World, Says WilsOn
PARIS, Dec. 21.—The pre- ;
limmiii'.v peace conference at
Versailles has In-en postponed
unfit tlie beginning of February
JII the earliest, says Marcel llut
tln. editor of tlie Echo tie Paris.
This postponement is due, lie
says, to changes in plans hc
ciitise of Pres.dent Wilson's visit
to England and the reconstruc
tion of (lie British cabinet,
which will occupy Premier I.loyd
George as soon as the result of
the elections is announced on
Dcccmlier 28.
Preliminary exchanges, which
were to begin in Paris to-day,
aeeoiding lo original plans, also
have been deferred.
Paris. Dec. 21.—1t has been set
tled that President Wilson will hold
eonferenees with Premier Lloyd
George and Foreign Minister Bal
four. When he leaves Paris for
Chaumont, President Wilson prob
ably will not return until he comes
back for the opening of tlie peace
conference Ills movements in
France will lie entirely in charge
of the Army, which will take him
from Americun headquarters to one
of' tlie channel ports.
Progress Making Toward Peace
The members of tlie American
mission continued their work yes
terday, disposing of much material,
which must be arranged before the
actual sessions begin. They feel,
they declare, that good progress has
been made.
Friday was crowded with official
conferences and visitors and in
making final preparations to pro-
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The Congress of Vienna was a
I congress of "bosses."
Their own interests were above
the interests of the people.
Versailles mußt be a meeting
pluce of tlie servants of the
i There is no master mind that can
settle the problems of to-day.
If there is anybody who thinks
lie knows what is in the minds
of all peoples, that man Is a
it is essential for the future peace
of tho world that there should
be the frankest co-operation
and most generous undqrstand-
I Ing between the two English
speuking democracies.
I am confident the big council
will tie able to reach a just and
reasonable solution of the
problems presented to them.
• eecd to American headquarters and
; thence to England immediately aft
er Christmas.
Mrs. Wilson went about Paris for
tlie first time yesterday unaccompa
nied by tlie President. With Admiral
Cary T. Grayson, the President's
j personal physician, Mrs. Wilson vis
ited the hospital for blind soldiers
i organized by Winifred Holt, of New
Announcement of the details of
; the President's trip to England was
i not made during the day, as had
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