Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 21, 1918, Page 5, Image 5

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Scouts Who Rank High in
W. S. S. Sales to Be
Say, Scouts, have you heard the
latest? No, you are not too late to
get Into the game jf you start right
now, but* judging by all headquar
ters hears, practically everyone has
heard the news.
Postmaster Sites, who is a very
good friend of the Scouts has offer
ed a total of $25 for the Scouts and
troop that sells the most W. S. S.
between now and December 31.
Here are the prizes: First prize,
complete Scout uniform,.value $9.20;
second prize, aluminum cook kit,
$3.25 or featliferweight shelter tent,
%4, or Ceebynite compass, $3.50;
third prize, magna pole compass,
$1.75; fourth and fifth prizes, Scout
jewelry sets, $1.25; sixth to tenth
prizes, souvenir edition. Scout
diary 50 cents.
A troop prize based on the aver
age sale for the whole troop will
also be given It will be an American
Red Cross iirst aid box value $7.50.
Now here ,s a chance to secure some
good prizes for your troop. Put pep
into the campaign and let us see who
can sell the most. Of course, the
Scouts can win ace meUa>., Us well
as the above prizes.
Scout headquarters will keep a
record of the progress of the cam
paign, and the results will be pub
lished every day in the afternoon
papers beginning next Monday. So
go to it, Scouts, and may the best
troop win. Come into the olflce for
your extra supply of red cards.
Lion Patrol Wins Meet;
Scout Harr Gets Medal;
Lively Gathering Staged
The big event 01' the season for the
Scouts of Troop Right wus held last
Monday night and was an occasion
to be long remembered.
The scoutmaster called the roll,
and found about forty Scouts pres
ent. After that we had a short busi
ness meeting and then Scout Exocu
tive Virgin gave us a talk, lie ex
plained the new W. S. S. contest and
he also talked on "doing a good turn
Then Scout Harr, better known as
Dick, who has sold about $750 worth
of W. S. S. received his ace medal.
Chief Virgin and Scoutmaster Jen
kins both praised him for his good
work, and Mr. Virgin said that he
will soon have enough palms to ex
change for a silver medal, and If he
keeps working hard enough he may
come day get a gold medal studded
with diamonds.
Another Scout, Christian Brandt,
lias sold over S3OO worth of stamps,
but has not sold them to the re
quired number of people. He was
also praised, and told to keep work
ing because there are a lot of ace
medals and palms lying around
headquarters In New York that the
Scouts In Harrisburg might as well
have. v
He then cleared the floor for ac
tion, and had the athletic events.
Chief Virgin was referee and Assist
ant Scoutmaster Keller of Troop
One, Lemoyne, was scorekeeper.
The first event was three-legged
race, which was won by the Eagles
with the Tigers second. The next
was a cock tight which was won by
the Beavers with the Eagles second.
The bag race was won by the Lion
Patrol with the Wolves second. The
peanut race was won by the Lions,
with the Tigers coming in a close
second "Unhorse the Rider" was won
by the Lions, with the Eagles next.
The Tigers proved their prowess in
the centipede race with Lions close
behind. The next event, a sunk race,
was won by the Lions with the Beav
ers second. The Eagles won the crab
race, but the Lions came close
hind. The final event, hand wrest
ling, was won by the Eagles, with
the Beavers second.
The Lions won over the Eagles by
one point due to the fact that ttffey
had their full patrol while the Eagles
only had live Scouts present. Two
of the Eagles were sick;, and one re
signed from the troop unexpectedly,
leaving the Eagles shorthanded.
The Wolf Patrol Is composed of
new members, and that Is the rea
son they did not make a better show
The final scores were:
Lion Patrol 28
Eagle, 27
Tiger 16
Beaver, 15
Wolf 8
The prizes for the winning patrol
were bronze "8" 's and B. 8. A.'s. The
Wolf Patrol was presented with a
booby prize consisting of a lemon
with a peppermint stick in It for
each of the members.
About that time the Scoutmaster
asked for volunteers to help deco
rate the church for Christmas and
about a half dozen Scouts volun
After the eats which consisted of
sandwiches, plokles, potato salad,
cake and ice cream, we all went
home except a few Scouts who had
volunteered for kitchen police duty.
Before the close of the meeting
the Red Cross bulletins were dis
tributed, and It was not long before
the troop had covered tho district.
The Individual winner of the
events of the evening was Scout Ed
win Wallls, with a total of fifteen
and three-fifths points. He won as a
prize a subscription to Boys' Life.
Cal Burchfleld was second with
twelve and two-fifth points.
Scout Executive Virgin
Visits Troop Twenty-Six
Troop Twenty-six held its regular
monthly business meeting Monday
evening and was pleasantly sur
prised to have Mr. Virgin pay them
a short visit at the commencement
of the meejA^g.
Mr. VitfK gave an Inspiring talk
on scoutfjp and on the War Sav
ings Stamp drive that the Scouts of
the city are going to make, and gave
the Scouts a better Idea of what the
Scout Movement stands for.
The troop then went into business
session and all business for the
month was disposed of. It was de
cided that each Scout earn fifty cents
within a month to be used for equip
ment before the merit system goes
into effect. After the business meet
ing Mr. Kohlhaas gave Instruction of
first aid. showing bandaging of the
head and of the entire hand.
Makes Its First Appearance
Welcome, scouts, to the wigwam.
The door stands hospitably tppen
and the throbbing of the medicine
drum calls you to our council fire.
What is the wigwam? Well, it's
just this a corner of this page
v/hcro wo arc going to swap Ideas,
experiences and stories.
Your scribe sends in your troop
wrlteup, but this corner is open to
all. We hope to see contributions
from scoutinusters, assistant scout
masters, scribes, patrol leaders and
even the green tenderfoot. It is not
too much to hope that our council
circle will sometimes be graced by
the presence of the office scout or
the big chief, Mr. Virgin, himself.
If, through your training In ob
servation, .tracking and woodlore,
you can give us a true story of bird,
animal or vegetable life, let's have
it. If you have a good composition
on scout work, send it in. If you
know of a spot of historical inter
est, tell us so that we may enjoy it
Scout Keller's story on "The
Wolf" in last week's page was a
dandy. It is a sample of what scouts
can do. Qojno again. Scout Keller.
Rod Cloud extends to you a special
invitation to the wigwam.
Every troop ought to be repre
sented. Send in your "dope." I'll
help too. Let's make this a real,
live, peppery scout column; Just
Paul Ivohlhaas Teaches Scouts
Intricacies of Triangular
The best scoutmasters' meeting of
the season was held last Tuesday
night at headquarters. About thirty
men ware present and after a brief
business session, the meeting was
turned over to Paul Kohlliaas, the
captain of the first-aid team at the
Bethlehem Steel Company's plant at
Steelton. Mr. Kohlhaas has often
been called a 'shark" at first aid, and
now the scoutmasters of the city arc
sure of it.
He took up only one subject—the
use of the triangular bandage, and it
was the unanimous opinion of all
present that he knew more uses of
It than they had ever imagined. He
was asked to come again and con
tinue his instruction at the next
scoutmaster meeting to be held on
Tuesday, January 7.
Mr. Kohlliaas has accepted a com
mission as assistant scoutmaster of
Troop Twenty-six, Stevens Memorial
New Troop at Market
Street Baptist Church
It is not often that the Scout exe
cutive is visited by a group of men
and told that a troop of* Scouts has
been started and that a good scout
master and assistant have been
found, and all that Is necessary is a
visit from the executive and the
making out of the registration pa
But that is what happened the
other day when H. D. Jones, super
intendent of the Sunday school of
the Market Street Baptist Church,
and Jay Stillwell came into the of
fice. The nucleus of the troop are
already gathered and everything is
in fine shape to go ahead. The above
named gentlemen will act as officers
of tho troop, which will be known
as Troop 30, and will add another
good Scout center to "The Hill."'
Troop 30 Is very fortunate In get
ting Jay Stillwell as the assistant
scoutmaster. He has recently come
to Harrisburg from Dowaglac, Mich.,
where he was assistant scoutmaster
of Troop 1. He is a first class Scout
and knows the ropes.
Good luck to "30" and may you
help to set the pace on "The Hill."
Troop 20 Meets Tonight;
to Examine Tenderfeet
The monthly business meeting of
Troop Twenty will be held to-night.
The patrol having the highest num
ber Of points will be awarded the
honor emblem to be put on the pa
trol flag. Games will be played at
the meeting. Tenderfoot examina
tions are In order, and there will also
be bugle corps practice.
The scouts of Troop Twenty have
been assisting the Red Cross In the
honor roll, and are also making the
red postcards go fast In the W. S. S.
Office Scout
Sends Greetings
Hello, fellows. I've just got to
squeeze Into this page to-day, but
with all these wrlteups and the new
column, "The Wigwam," I've got to
make myself mighty small.
First, I want to tell you about the
new Scout diary we have at head
quarter®. It has a blue cover and
the edges are bright red, which
makes a dandy looking book. Be
sides the usual space for rocords,
etc., It illustrates various knots and
how to tie them, gives several bugle
calls, how to know army and navy
Insignia, space for a cash account,
a record of questions you want to
know, and room for the addresses
and names of Scouts you know.
They are simply great, and only cost
a dime plus a nickel. Come in and
ask to see one.
That Wolf story last week was a
bear, wasn't it?
The Office Scout Is mighty sorry
to have missed Troop B's inter-patrol
meet last week, especially since they
had potato salad. But when a fellow
feels as If the flu's going to hit him
(her) any minute—home's the best
place. I want to wish you one and
all a very merry Christmas. I wish
It three times.
P. S.—Let's all hope It snows be
fore Wednesday.
chuck full of real stuff. Let's take
a new Interest In the scout page.
Last week's page was n winner,
but It was also an exception. Too
many scribes neglect a real oppor
tunity as presented by the scout
page. Too many of us glance over
it too quickly. We read the write
up of our own troop and then quit.
What good does that do? You know
what you have done. What has the
other fellow done? Read It In the
scout puge. Try to do a little more
or a little better than he did. That's
what brings success. Friendly com
petition never hurts.
By the way scouts, does your troop
have a basketball team? If you have
let me put you next to something.
Headquarters has agreed to conduct
a booking agency and match you up
against scout teams. Let us have
your average weight, your average
age and your open dates. Also tell
us If you have a floor. There ought
to be a lot of good ri%alry and keen
competition this year. Watch the
wigwam for basketball news.
So long, fellows! Come to the
wigwam often, but come prepared
to do some of the talking. Some one
wants to bet that Fenstermacher of
"13" or Cohen of "2" will be the
first contributor. Let's see.
Address "The Wigwam," Scout
Before you go fellows, let me wish
you all a very Merry Christmas.
Husky Lads to Play Basket
ball With All Who Are
True Scouts
Last year Troop Thirteen played
for tho championship of Harrisburg
In basketball and lost by one game
which was a very close score. In
deed it is worthy to know that the
troop had a team which could play
for such a cause as that as was
played when Troop Six met Troop
Thirteen on the Motive Power floor.
No excuse were made whatever be
cause we claim ourselves true sports,
but if the assistant scoutmaster of
Troop Six had not played with that
troop, it would sure have been her
buns. ,
This year many challenges have
been printed or otherwise In some
cases advertised on the scout page
without any charge being paid, and
although Thirteen has not and can
not put up a team like she did last
year, she will be willing to play any
scout team in the city of Harrisburg
or any outside local teams provided
the troop she plays against can
claim to have lived up to the rule
which is adopted and forced by
Thirteen, and which is as follows in
our constitution, Section No. 4:
"That a scout must be a member
of Troop Thirteen at least six months
and Bhow an interest In scouting be
fore he may represent the troop in
any athletic sports."
We know for a fact that some boys
join a troop just for the sports which
It affords, and when dull times in
games come, the boy falls oft In his
attendance and is not seen anymore
till the following season when sports
come into the troop's existence.
So any team that is represented
as a scout team must abide by the
rule set forth by Troop Thirteen.
Thirteen has already a schedule
made out In games between the vari
ous teams of the city among the
more games if the boys playing on
the team can call themselves real
scouts. Wo leave this up to the
scoutmaster and Troop Thirteen only
wishes to play only true scouts as her
troops, and she can still give some
schedule Is too filled up as to play
with troops who can not put up a
real scout team.
Private Bucher, of A.E.F.,
to Address Scouts
The meeting of Troop Sixteen be
gan at 7.30. The topic for the de
votional exercise was "The Fourth
Scout I jaw." The chaplain read the
story of the Good Samaritan. After
the prayer came inspection, roll call,
and dues. At 7.45 W. Criswell and
Machlan picked up sides, and we
played a lively game of "Poison."
This is one of our favorites —it gets
so exciting towards the end. The
matter of distributing Red Cross lit
erature was then taken up and as
so many of the fellows were busy on
Saturday we decided to cover our
district on Friday night after the
meeting. Under the direction of Mr.
Mehring the last twenty minutes of
the meeting were devoted to signal
practice. No Scout who has a wheel
was able to get to headquarters on
Saturday afternoon, per the Scout
executive's request. We regret this
very much.
This week we have our regular
meeting from 7.30 to 8.15. More
signalling and a game or two is the
plan. At 8.15 we will have a Joint
meeting with the Cubs. Private E.
Hudson Bucher, 333 rd Aero Squad
ron, A. E. F., who was among the
first to return after the signing of
the armistice will tell us some of his
experiences. Private Bucher has
also some musical ability, and we
are expecting a rare treat. We're go
ing to have thirty-three fellows there
to greet him. Count 'em and see.
Marysvlllc, Pa., Dec. 21. Dr.
George P. Mains, of Harrisburg, re
ligious writer and editor, will be the
speaker at to-morrow morning's
services In the Methodist Episcopal
Church. His subject will be "Chris
tianity's Outlook."
In Trinity Reformed Church on
Sunday evening Christmas services
will be held. Special numbers will be
rendered by the church choir.
Hiimmdstown, Pa., Dec. 21.—Mrs.
Ralph Ebersole, of Union Deposit,
died on Thursday night of pneumo
nia. She Is survived by her husband
and four children, the youngest
child being ten daye old. Funeral
services will be held Monday after
noon at 1.80 o'clock at the house.
Burial wl|l be mad e In the Hum
melstown cemetery.
Scout Hagar Reads Interesting
Paper on Bald Eagle
at Troop Meet
Another union meeting was held
between Troop Eighteen and Troop
Thirteen last Friday evening at the
Boyd Memorial building. The meet
ing was the same as usual, but the
most interesting talks of the evening
was that given by Scout Joseph
Hagar and another by Professor
Hamaker, of the Technical High
School. Mr. Hamaker spoke about
the 'Telegraph Key and Its Use."
The scouts were very Interested In
what Mr. Hamaker had to say and
many questions were asked. Indeed
the talk was of that kind that is not
usually heard, and It was appreciated
by the two troops. After the meet
ing the troops enjoyed some scout
games on the gym floor and a very
fine time was had. First aid was on
the program and the two first-aid
teams competed with each other,
and it all was too soon when the time
flew and it was time to beat it for
home. On the program of Troop
Thlrteen's regular weekly meeting is
a talk given by various boys of the
troop, and in this way every boy is
given a chance to help make the
meetings more interesting than en-
Joyed by some troops. Upon the
suggestion of the honorary commit
tee every patrol takes a week in
which something is done by thnt re
spective patrol and the t'alk arranged
by the Eagle patrol for last week
was as follows:
Tho Wlritc-hoadcd or I Wild Eagle
This noble bird being the adopted
emblem of our beloved republic, it is
first introduced to the kind reader,
and he is indeed fully entitled to a
particular notice, as he is the most
beautiful of his tribe in North
America. >
The bald eagle has long been
known to naturalists, being common
to both continents, and has occa
sionally been found In very high
northern latitudes, as well as near
the borders of the torrid zone, chiefly
in the vicinity of the sea or on tho
shores and cliffs of lakes and large
rivers. His food consists chiefly of
fish, of which he seems to be very
fond, but he will not refuse, when
driven by hunger, to regale himself
on a lamb or young pig; he will even,
"in hard times," snatch from a vul
ture the carrion on which he Is feed
The ardor and energy* of the bald
eagle might awaken a full share of
deep Interest, were they not asso
ciated with so much robbery and
wanton exercise of power, for he
habitually despoils the osprey or
fish-liawk of his prey. Of the singu
lar manner In which he does this,
Alexander Wilson, in his work on
North American birds, says:
"Elevated on a high dead limb of
some gigantic tree, that commands a
wide view of the neighboring shore
and ocean, he seems calmly to con
template the motions of the various
feathered tribes that pursue their
busy avocations below —tho snow
white gulls, slowly winnowing the
air; the busy trlngea (sandpipers)
coursing along the sands; trains of
ducks, streaming over the surface;
silent and watchful cranes, intent
and wading; clamorous crows, and
all the winged multitudes that sub
sist by the bounty of this vast m'aga
zlne of nature. High over all these
hovers one whose action instantly
arrests his whole attention. By his
wide curvature of wing and sudden
suspension in the air, he knows lilm
to be the fish-hawk, settling over
some devoted victim of the deep. His
eye kindles at the sight, and balanc
ing himself with half-opened wings
on tho branch, he watches the re
sult. Down, rapid as an arrow from
heaven, descends the distant object
of his attention, the roar of his
wings reaching the ear, as it disap
peared in the deep, making the
surges foam around. At this mo
ment, the eager looks of the eagle
are all ardor, and leveling his neck
for flight, he sees the fish-hawk once
more emergo struggling with his
prey and mounting in the air with
screams of exultation. These are
the signals for our hero, who,
launching into the air, instantly
gives chase, and soon gains on the
fish-hawk; each exerts his utmost
to mount above the other, display
ing In these encounters the most ele
gant and sublime aerial evolutions.
The unencumbered eagle rapidly ad
vances, and is Just at the point of
reaching his opponent, when, with a
sudden scream, probably of despair
and honest execration, the latter
drops his fish: the eagle, posing him
self for a moment, as If to take a
more certain aim, descends like a
whirlwind, snatches it in his grasp
ere It reaches the water, and bears
his ill-gotten booty silently to the
Dr. Franklin is rather severe on
his emblem of our National Union.
He says:
Tho falls of Niagara are one of his
favorite haunts, on account of the
fish caught there, and the attraction
presented by the numerous remains
of squirrels, deer and other animals,
which perish In attempting to cross
the river above the cataract.
The nest of this species Is general
ly fixed on a very large and lofty
tree, often in swamp or morass, and
difficult to ascend. It Is formed of
large stlckß, sods, earthy rubbish,
hay. cornstalks, brushes, moss and
so forth, and contains, in due time,
two eggs of about the size of a goose
egg. and of a bluish white color. The
young are first covered with a whit
ish or cream-colored down and have
light bluish eyes. This cream color
changes gradually Into bluish gray;
as the development of the feather
advances, the light blue eyes turn by
degrees to dark hazel brown; when
full grown, they are covered wholly
with lighter or darker brown feath
ers, until after the third year when
the white of the head and tail grad
ually appears; at the end of the
fourth year he Is perfect, his eyes
having changed to a bright straw
color. 1
The bald eagle Is three feet long,
and measures from tip to tip of the
wings about seven feet. The confor
mation of the wing is admirably
adapted for the support of so large
a bird; It measures two feet In
bjßeadth on the greater quills and six
teen inches on the lesser; the larger
primaries are about twenty Inches In
length and upward to one inch In
circumference where they enter Into
the skin! the broadest secondaries
are three inches In breadth across
the vane; the scapulars are very
large and broad, spreading from the
back to the wing, to prevent the air
from passing through. Another
range of broad flat feathers, from
three to ten Inches long, extends
Scouting sUnda for everything
that goea to make a boy strong
er physically, mentally or mor
ally. But sometimes It la neoes
ear;' to lay down a rule that
might seem hard, but which in
the end works for the good of
Here la the only rule the Bcout
executive makes regarding bas
ketball. No game ahall be played
by a troop of Scouts as euch on
Its regular meeting night, unless
provision la made for Its regular
Scout meeting and work.
Every troop will realize the
justice of that rule. Scouting
stands for advance In acoutcraft,
and we must not allow ourselves
to m'eet for athletics only.
from the lower part of the breast to
the ohng below for the same pur
pose, and between these lies a deep
triangular cavity; the thighs are re
markably thick, strong and muscu
lar, covered with long feathers
pointing backward. The legs are
half covered below the tarsal joint;
the. soles of the feet are rough and
The male is generally three Inches
shorter than the female; the white
on the head and tall Is duller, and
the whole appearance less formid
able; the brown plumage Is lighter,
and the bird himself is less daring
than the female, a circumstance
common to all birds of prey.
Scouts of City Kept
Busy on Good Turns
The city has come to the conclu
sion that It cannot get along without
tho Scouts. Every organization that
works for the betterment of the
community or for the country,
counts us in as a big factor. 1 know
that you feel with me that it Is a
pleasure to serve. We are Justifying
our existence not only In "good
turns" but in the building up and
strengthening the morale of our
Sixteen thousand pamphlets make
a big pile. It took two Scouts four
trips to curry them from the print
ery to headquarters. But that was
the number we distributed from
house to house for the Red Cross
Christmas roll call. Headquarters
has not heard a single growl that it
was a big job. Every troop said "It
was easy," and particularly those
who go at the game in a systematic
Besides that above job, the Scouts
delivered a "telegram" to every min
ister In the city on Saturday after
noon. A. S. M. Norman Boone and
Scout Harold Smedly of Troop Fif
teen appeared at headquarters with
a motorcycle, and a bunch of forty
envelopes, given to them to be de
livered seemed like a small job to
the pair.
Keep It up, Scouts, you are learn
ing to get on the Job.
Hey Scouts! Here's
Cub Troop Coming
Four weeks old! Twelve mem
bers! Two dollars and forty cents
in the treasury! How's that for
Last week after devotional exer
cises and Inspection we had an ex
planation of the Cub promise. Motto
and Law, then a game of "Cockftght
lng" that had a surprising finish.
Plans for our work were next out
lined. We tried a "Fireman's Lift
Race," but it didn't go very well.
We'll do better next time. After the
meeting we stayed in tho reading
room for an hour.
This week we are taking the Ten
derpad test and the history of the
United States Hag, and how to fly It.
Some time will be given to the four
knots required for the first star. Two
lively games will provide the action
required. Then after the meeting,
we'll have the reading room until
8.16 when we meet with Troop Six
teen to hear Private Bucher. H.
Reeser, who was sick last week, will
be able to come to hear him.
Fewer Local Names on
Today's Casualty List
Few casuals ore reported from
this section to-day, not more i.han a
half dozen being on the lists from
the vicinity of Harrisburg. The
names of two Harrlsburgers, how
ever, appear. Private Lee E. White
is reported in this morning's list as
wounded, degree undetermined. 2381
North Sixth street. The nearest
relative given In the report is David
A. White. Prtvato Martin A. Goss,
route 5, Harrisburg. Is reported
missing In action In this morning's
Word has been received by Mr.
and Mrs. David Shover. of Enola,
that their son. Lee C. Shover, died
of influenza at Camp Hicks, Fort
Worth. Texas. He was a member
of the 629 th Aero Squadron, and was
a gunnery Instructor, Tallforri Field.
Young Shover was sent to Canada
for training, and from there went to
Texas. He enlisted April 27, 1917.
When the seriousness of his condi
tion was learned, his father and
brother started for the camp, but
arrived too late. The young soldier
would have celebrated his twenty
third birthday December 24.
Others from this section reported
In to-day's lists are: Private Oscar
M. Sykes, died of wounds. Shlppens
burg; Lieutenant Carl F. Gehrlng,
wounded severely, Enhaut, and Pri
vate Richard E. Lyons, wounded
slightly, Mechantcsburg.
Suburban Notes
Mrs. D. E. Long, of Mountvllle,
spent Thursday at AnnvlHe.
Miss May Heny, of Lebanon, spent
a short time here the guest of Mrs.
S. E. Henry.
Master Mader, son of Dr. and Mrs.
A. L. Sautr Is 111 with Influenza.
Mts Mary Valerchamp has re
turned to her home at Harrisburg
afte spending several months here
with Professor 8. H. Derlckson and
Professor C. R. Gingrich and fam
ily are recovering from lnflutnza.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Skinner were
at Harrisburg on Wednesday.
Miss Louise Krelder and Mrs.G. R.
Krelder, Jr., spent Wednesday at
Harrisburg. .
T J. Scott and John S. Anold, of
Harrisburg, were In town recently.
Norman Bucher, of Dlllsburg. Is
the guest of friends here. '
Dr. Arthur Statton, of Hagers
town. Md., spent some time In town
the guest of relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Bachman, of
Zlnn's Mill, were gueets of relatives
In town recently. _
William Breon, of MHlhelm, Cen
ter county, attended a meeting of
the board of directors of the Ann
vUle Mutual Fire Insurance Com
pany on Thursday,
Staggering Blow to Teutonic
Hopes For Regaining
Washington, Dec. 21. The govern
ment has decided to purchase the
North German Lloyd and Hamburg-
American Line piers at Hoboken,
which now are held In title by the
alien property custodian as trustee for
the German owners. Definite an
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Talent to Be Idled Away in-Holland
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Saturday, December 14
Landscape architects, engaged by
the state, plan magnificent treatment
of Capitol park and new extension
to go with memorial bridge at State
Bernard Schmidt sells Eighteenth
and Mulberry street plant to Lancast
er firm.
Local bankers insure success of
coming Fifth Liberty loan by taking
up large sums In treasury certifi
Only one firm offers bid for col
lection of ashes in 1919, their bid
being $60,000, an increasy of $20,000
over 1918.
Clubrooms for soldiers stationed
In and about the city are opened
hero under the direction of Lieu
tenant Neate, of the British army.
Sunday is set aside, by Governor
Brumbaugh, as day of prayer in in
fluenza epidemic.
Old Eighth Inantry band is trans
ferred to Camp Meade where it will
be mustered out in short time.
Local food administration warns
that grocers who charge excessive
prices may be closed.
Nearly a hundred poems sent to
Governor h-'-ause of his asking 'for
ate song. '
County i .iimissioners decide they
cannot help .townships pay cost of
Influenza emergency hospttatls. >
Four persons injured when trolley
cars collide at Twelfth and Market
Rutherford yard men seek straight
eight-hour day.
Monday, December 16
New Strip of parkland may be
given city to complete drive between
Reservoir and Wlldwood parks.
Philadelphia division car move
ment breaks world record. Director
General McAdoo reports to Presi
dent. „ , . ,
Lietenant Tappan, flying big army
plane, stops here on flight from
Buffalo to Washington.
Y. M. C. A. extends three-month
membership card to all returning
soldiers. , ,
Fall planting in local parks
breaks all records.
E. H. Fisher, former chief clerk
to county commissioners, takes oath
as register of wills.
Police nab auto thief, who makes
spectacular attempt to escape by
running across Mulberry street
bridga. .
Big building boom forecast for
1919 with plenty of work In all build
ing trades.
Councllmen announce budget must
be pared severely to keep It within
the expected revenue for next year.
Large memorial table erected in
Mechanicsburg square in honor of the
men who answered the call to arms.
Perry county sportsmen prepare to
feed quail this winter to keep small
number left from dying of starva
School children give pennies to
aid In purchase of milk for poor
sick children.
Sixtieth automobile of year la
Tuesday, December 17
Chamber of Commerce finds means
for finding Jobs for every returned
Tabulation shows that more than
$18,000,000 in Liberty bonds are
owned in this city, an average of
(244 for each man, woman and child
in the city.
Dr. W. H. Painter,-65, long a prom
inent dentist nere, dies.
Plans for making Susquehanna
river navigable maturing under di
rection of local business men.
Two Harrlsburg officers. Captain
Robinson Murray and Lieutenant R.
W. Dowdell, are among flrst Ameri
cans to ehter Luxemburg.
Many soldiers from American
oarqpa and quite a few from over
seas are returning home, many of
them getting back to their Jobs be
fore they can remove their uniforms.
Dr. E. A. Shulenberger, Carlisle
dentist, dies.
William E. Mottei\ Halifax, twice
reported killed, ie found safe with
his regiment.
Rev. I. A. MacDnnneld Is elected
president of local Churches of God
Mayor Kulster decides not to aak
for more policemen.
Charles Fisher, conductor on the
Middle division,'has foot cut oft near
DECEMBER 21, 1918.
nouncement of the decision and the
purchase price will be made within
a few days.
The enormous facilities are being
operated for war purposes by the gov
ernment under the commandeering
power voted by Congress last March,
but the permanent ownership of the
properties had not been settled until
the decision was reached for govern
ment ownership. Proceeds of the sale
will he held either by A. Mitchell Pal
mer, alien property custodian, or the
Treasurer of the United States, for
account of the enemy owners,
Waynesboro, Pa., Dec. 21.—The
Waynesboro Electric Company has
completed a lighting line from Way
nesboro to Ringgold, Md., this having
been built on poles recently put In
between this place and Smlthsburg.
Md. This arrnagement has proved
convenient to farmers along this
Wednesday, December 18
Seven-year-old boys set Are to
paper In closet, close door and go
to school.
Memorial, suitable to honor Har
risburg men who fell In the great
war, Is planned by special committee
of Chamber of Commerce.
Salvation army asks >I,OOO for
annual Christmas dinner to poor
children of the city.
Sergeant G. C. Bower, of the Marine
corps, wounded in the hip at the
Marne, arrives home on furlough.
Householders with loss than ton of
coal promised first deliveries by fuel
Churchmen and clergymen of city
plan to unite to fight vice in all
Jacob S; Farger. Conewago town
ship, elected chief clerk to county
commissioners. John N. Snyder,
VVilliasmtown, named county mercan
tile appraiser.
Associated aid societies asks funds
to aid poor, crippled children to have
cheerful Christmas.
German made toys find no place in
local shops.
Widening of streets about Capitol
park may cause number of property
owners to set back buildings.
Rev. John S. Adams, pastor of St.
Paul's Reformed Church, Mechanics
burg, resigns.
F. J. Duffy, Middle division brake
man, picked up for dead, revises
when coroner is sent for.
Miss Daisy E. Varner, former school
teacher, becomes first rural mail
carrier in Cumberland county.
Thursday, December 19
"Chlefy" Gilncr, self-appointed cut
todian of the Capitol, is decked out
In his annual new suit and treated
to his Chrißtmas dinner by the state
H. R. Palmer, Richmond, appointed
general manager Harrisburg Bight
and Power Company, succeeding C.
M. Kaltwasser, resigned.
Few gold coins in city for Christ
mas presents, government having col
lected most of them for war reserve.
' Consumer Is urged by city sealer
of weights and measures to keep an
eye on hucksters measures.
Suits brought against Penn-Harris
contractors for >20,000 for adjoining
buildings that collapsed.
Bruce R. Hoover, reported missing
in action, reported with his regiment.
More than half of >1,250,000 loan
authorized by voters to build new
high schools expended before work
really has gotten under way.
Second collection is made for Child-
Ten's Nursery Home.
City teachers almost unanimous
in voting to have local pension fund
united with state fund.
Gettysburg borough councllmen
get surprise In criticizing tax collec
tor for failure to get In revenues
when they find they are on delin
quent list.
Hundred and seventy-three mem
bers of Dickinson College Student
Army Training corps gain ton in
weight since October.
Friday, December 20
Plans* made to have soldiers sta
tioned at Mlddletowu and Marsh Run
given Christmas dinners in local
Ensign L. D. Smucker, son of Rev.
C. A. Smucker, Stevens Memorial
church, reported dead In foreign
waters where he was in service on
a submarine chaser.
Mrs. Rose Grand, mother of seven,
believed to have killed self in fit of
despondency, when she wanders
away from home.
Municipal Christmas tree set in
place on Market square.
Santa Clause has big mall to
answer, scores of letters having
reached Postmaster Sites.
D. C. Oves, son of former city
treasurer, arrives home from Eng
land. Two submarines which at
tacked his convoy were sunk.
Movement to have county eell
courthouse site and Join with city
In building joint municipal building
at Fourth and Walnut streets,
facing Capitol park, grows.
U. 8. army hoapttal, at Carlisle, is
ready to receive 100 wounded Tanks, j
Gives Allies and America Fiv*
Year Tenure Without
Trade Relations
By Associated Press
Carlisle, Dec. 21.—"1 venture the
assertion that the good will now ex
ists between the allied governments
and our own will not last five years
unless reciprocal trade relations,
fixed In Justice, are arranged be
tween us," said Vice-President
Thomas A. Marshall In an address
before tho Carlisle Chamber of
Commerce last night. "Peoples learn
slowly and soon forget," he said.
The Vice-President of the United
States urged extension of the Ameri
can merchant marine, voiced oppo
sition to government ownership of
vessels, declaring it, however, pre
ferable to ship subsidy, and declared
that until all men. are of good will,
wars will not cease unless nations
desire peace at any price. "Preven
tion, as far as possible," said the
Vice-President, "I desire; at any
price. 1 do not. Thus far, this dream
of universal peac e has each succeed
ing time turned Into a nightmare,"
he asserted.
Vice-President Marshall said that
on the question of a world league
or understanding to prevent war all
right thinking men agree Is desir
ablo. lie said the Allies and the
United States could go very far to
ward promoting peace, but predict
ed that unless reciprocal trade
agreements are made between these
associated nations, existing cordial
relations cannot last. Urging exten
sion of the American merchant ma
rine, he voiced opposition to govern
ment ownership, but declared It pre
ferable to a ship subsidy.
"It Is farthest from my thought
upon this occasion to utter a single
word which might in any mannef
be construed as endeavoring ot af
fect the negotiations of the Presi
dent in Europe," said the Vice-
President, in opening his address.
"Too many half-baked opinions
coming from myself and others la
public life may cause mental and
moral indigestion. I speak, there
fore, only In general terms and go
only to the length that all may
"If mankind, as a whole, desire
peace at any price they can get it
by the adoption of written constitu
tions specifying, tlrst, that the stsse
of the army and navy shall be fixed
by a referendum to all the men and
women of mature ages; and second,
that no war of offense nor one of
defense beyond the territorial limits
of the state small ever be waged un
til affirmatively decided by a like
Stating that commercial disputes
breed wars, Mr. Marshall continued:
"I have, of course, no means of
knowing what the representatives of
the Allied governments may be will
ing to take up with the American
people at the peace table, but I ven
ture the assertion that the good will
which now exists between the Allied
governments and our own, will not
last live years unless reciprocal trade
rclutions, fixed In Justice, are ar
ranged between us. Peoples learn
slowly and soon forget.
"Th e theory that men are going
to deal justly with each other re
gardless of a law to punish injustice
is a millennial dream. The Allies
and America, by reciprocal trade re
lations and by the right of power
and duty to cut oft commercial
transactions with any people on
earth that proposes to disturb the
peace of th e world, can go very
far toward promoting that peace
which we all just now so sincerely
desire. ■ „
"Without knowledge, I express the
hope that we will not let go by this
opportune time for removing what
will undoubtedly be a source of
friction in th e future unless dealt
with speedily and justly. ,
"If no equitable adjustment of the
business of the world shall be made
then, as businessmen who ar e deep
ly interested in the commerce of
that its weakness in the past has
been the lack of ships upon tho sea.
"Each of us know that one of the
reasons for that lack has been the
way in which we have insisted that
our ships, be manned.
"I think the LaFollette law is
wholly humanitarian in its char
acter. I hope that, by international
agreement, it may become tile law
of the sea for all seagoing powers.
But, If It does not, then we are con
fronted with three propositions:
Either to repeal the law or to sub
sidize shipping or to have govern
mental control of our merchant ma
rine, conveying the produce of our
merchants to foreign shores without
any profit to the government of the
United States.
"Inherently opposed to govern
ment ownership, I should, neverthe
less, infinitely prefer It to subsidiz
ing private lines. This question is
one that deserves your careful study
and the very best of your honest
Columbia Soldiers Home
For Christmas Celebration
Colombia, P.a, Dec. 21.—Chief Bur
gess W. M. D'Miller has made ar
rangements with the authorities to
bring home on furlough for Christ
mas some Columbia soldiers who are
Invalided and at present in hospitals
in New Jersey. One who will be
furloughed Is Paul R. Smith, one of
the youngest men in the army from
Lancaster county. He was wounded
severely in action last July, and one
foot has been amputated and he is
otherwise badly Injured. Learning
that he was anxious to get home,
the Chief Burgess exerted himself in
his favor and obtained permission to
go for him and will convey him home
in his automobile. If possible, he
will bring several other wounded
soldiers, one being Sergeant Tobias
Bartch, also wounded in action, in
France, and now in a "hospital at
Lake wood, N. J,
A reception was tendered to J,
Dress Panned last night by the Camp
Curtln Democratic League. Mr. Pen*
nell recently returned from an offi
cers training camp. Addresses were
made by President S. H. Hart, Dewi#
M. Nelfter and Dr. G. Willis Hart
man, while Mr. Pannell told of eomt
of his experiences in camp. A reso
lution upon the death of George W
MacWlUiams was offered by George
D. Herbert and was unanimously
adopted. Refreshments were served
during the evening. - I |
Waynesboro, Pa., Deo. 21.—Farmers ;
from the Blue Ridge mountain see- j
lton are hauling Christmas trehs j
into Waynesboro the automobile j
and wngonload. For the past fsw
days a house-to-house canvass has .
been made by the vendors. Beauti- 4
ful white pine and cedar trees are
being sold from 25 centn to #1.(8