Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, April 10, 1919, Image 1

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    ||p| Rotarians of Twenty-two Cities Welcomed in Biggest District on. Record] |B|
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' lit IN v.A. OT —U X lYCri-o Matter at is.j Tost Olllce at Harrisburg
Fifth District Giitlioring Opens
in Fahnestock Hall This
Atlantic City Members Boost
Seashore Besort For
lt)2U Meeting
Hundreds of Rotarians,
with their wives and sweet
hearts, swarmed into Har
risburg* this morning to
attend the conference of
the Rotary Clubs of the
Fifth District, Internal Associa
tion of Rotary Clubs, which
was opened in Fahnestock Hall
this morning. The Penn-Harris
and other hotels were swamped
with visitors. Red - capped,
budged, arm-banded Rotarians
thronged the streets and the
freedom of the city was given
to the various clubs of this dis
trict. who are in the capital for Ihe
The delegates begun arriving in
the city yesterday. The management
of the big million-dollar hostelry
was "petrified" by the antics of the
happy Rotary hosts. "That's only
tlio beginning. Just wait until the
eonferoneo gets into real operation,"
said Assistant Manager George D.
Worthington. who's had experience
In handling Rotarians.
Good, Solid Businessmen
"These follows are good, solid
businessmen, out for a good time —
and llurrisburg's a line place to have
The hosts continue to pour Into
the city through the entire morn
ing. Red-capped members from
(Rending excited no little attention,
and Atlantic City members, who
want tho 1 920 international confer
ence lor tho city of tho boardwalk.
They stormed tho offleo of tho llar
rlsliurg Telegraph, sang n song for
iho members of tho editorial stuff,
mid shot buttons ovor tho entire
town, exploiting tho virtues of their
!' 'thldicm Stool Bund Hero
'I'll" Bethlehem Ktool Company
band, with a big band of Rotarians,
steamed Into the city on tv special
train near ll o'clock this morning.
A pr.rudo was formed and tho hand
serenaded In Market Square, march
ing up to tho Telegraph building
where the.v gnvo several iotectlons,
and inarched up Front street to
State, tlience to the Capitol, where
tho air rang with thoir music and
then to tho Penn-Harrls Hotel. Bo
liind the band 1n tho march were
members of tho Bethlehem, Kaston,
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Lebanon Man Chosen
Leader of State Gas
Association Today
II y Associated I'rcss.
Wllliuni.sport, l'a., April 1U. —The
Pennsylvania Gas Association, in
eleventh annual convention here,
to-day chose Philadelphia as the
next meeting place and elected the
following officers for the year:
Gcorgo K. Speaker, of Lebanon, Pa.,
president: Oscar Heckert, York, Pu.,
llrst vice-president; John L. Mather,
Ardmore, second vice-president;
Lewis R. Ituggin, Jenkintown, sec
retary-treasurer. Members of the
executive council, also named to
day, are TO. E. Hair, Hanover; 11. 11.
Ganser, Norrlstown; 10. R. Myers,
Philadelphia, and Frank 11. Hoggin,
Block to Give City All
Vital Statistics Needed
William 1). Block, registrar of
vital statistics and city license tax
officer, to-day said the city health
bureau will receive all the infor
mation it. wants about births and
deaths and other statistics that are
received by him. Block made this
statement at a denial of a published
story that he dare not and will not
give Ihe local health bureau reports
on births and deaths.
lie made the statement in the
presence of City Health Officer Rau
nick and I)r. Raunick then said his
department will have no cause to
complain. It was reported last night
that Block would not he allowed to
give Raunick any statistics and that
it would cripple the health bureau
to the extent of preparing official
records and gathering data during
For llnrrlMhtirjr tinil vicinity: Itnin
itnd warmer (o-uieht, with low
est torn pern til re iibout df
uree.Mj Friday ruin.
For Fiifttern IVnn*yl vnnlm Itnin
and warmer (o-niKld; Friday
rnin, warmer In cant portion:
moderate *oullicn*t and aniitli
It Ivor
Tle *ti*qii<'|infiiin river nnd proli
nlily nil 11 n liriinelie* will rl*e.
A Mukc of about (1.0 f'ct I* indi
cated for llnrri*hurK Friday
licneriil Condition*
Temperature* are 2 to N dearer*
lower than on Wednesday morn
lok In the Middle Atlantic mid
>ew r.nKlnnd *tnte*. nnd there
ln* been n *liarp fall of II to :I0
ricicrern In the l ower Mlmnlmmlpiil
\ alley and tlir SouthwoNt. witli
fro*!* In OUlnhomti nnd \Yc*t
crn Texn ;. It I* 4to 24 dee r-r M
warmer In the t ppcr Phlo \ al
loy. over the I. it lie lies to a and In
north nnd central dl*trlet* went
of the Itoeky Mountain*.
Leading Rotarians and the Famous Bethlehem Band
Brought Here For Convention
The famous Bethlehem Steel Company's bund was brought to the Rotary Club convention to-day by ihc Bethlehem Club, which is
massed behind the band standing on the Capitol steps. The band gave a concert in the Capitol rotunda this afternoon for the benefit of the
visiting ladies and parade with the club this evening at G o'clock. The Bethlehem Club brought with it its municipal banner or city (lag. On
the smaller cut arc seen Charles M. Ktouffcr, of Bethlehem; Col. James 11. Kemper, C. Lin l ord Scott, John S. Mudder and Captain (leorge !•'.
Lumb. Tliis was the ' guiding" committee for the Bethlehem visitors.
Housing Developments Learn
ed Through War's Demands
Are Closely Studied
Members of the Harrisburg Cham
ber of Commerce housing commit
tee, who under tho leadership of
Chairman J. Horace McFurland, vis
ited large government housing pro- !
jects in the vicinity of Philadelphia !
yesterday, upon their return homo !
last night said that their trip had j
been most interesting, that it had ,
been taken largely for educational
purposes and that the members had
gathered many ideas which would
lie useful in tlie housing program
which the chamber has under con
The ob.iert of the trip, Mr. Mc-
Fariand said, was not to adopt
bodily any of the government plans
as developed in tlie shipbuilding
districts, but to make the members
familiar witii the best ideas in bous
ing that have been developed
through the demand for better
houses through the largely increased
number of men thrown into the
shipbuilding district.
In this party beside Mr. Me Far
land were Edward Bailey, who
made an address before the Rotary
Club recently on housing that at
tracted widespread attention; .T. E.
1.. Kuhn and ('. E. Long, builders;
E. f 'lark Cowden, W. R. Jackson and
1 J. Herman Nisley, head of the State
Bureau of Municipalities. Through
tlie interest of Mr. McFarland, who
lias been engaged in federal housing
developments for some months, the
: party was met at. Philadelphia by
Jolin Ihldor, secretary of the Penn
; sylvania Housing and Town Plan
ning Association, and Andrew
1 Wright Crawford, Held secretary of
the American Civic Association, and
were escorted 1o Sun Village Sun Hill,
: Bueknuin and tlie great building
i operation below Camden, Yorkship
village, where 1,500 houses are now
in the course of erection.
278 New Dwellings
The first stop was made at Buck
man Village where 278 houses are
in course of erection, some of them
being finished and occupied. These
houses are single, four-room six
room and eight-room dwellings,
apartments, workmen's hotel and
modification of Hie old row types of
residences. Here the committee dis
covered that it is quite possible to
, erect houses in rows of four, six or
eight without any of the dreary
monotony which characterizes so
many of the city rows. By careful
j treatment these houses were built
so each family has a large degree
of privacy and ample light and air.
I There are lawns all around each of
i them, the construction is of brick,
stucco, nnd here nnd there a frame
1 building to add variety. All the
i dwellings have modern heating
i lighting, laundry and bathing facili
ties and are attractively papered
; throughout. The sidewalks are paved
■ and the streets will be cemented.
| There are recreation halls, sites for
j churches and athletic lields and con
! tract has been let for gymnasiums
; for men and women. A big com
! munity house at the entrance pro
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Prominent Hungarians
Under Arrest by Soviet
Government at Budapest
Vienna. April 10.—Among tlie prom
inent Hungarians arrested by the
communist government in Budapest
are Joseph Eteprenyi, former minis
ter of commerce: Herr Von Szurmay,
former food commissioner and Herr
Leo Lanczy, one of the leading finan
ciers of the old empire and a trusted
adviser of the late Emperor Francis
Baron Haszal, former minister of
justice and Dr. Julius Wlassics, once
a leading member of the House of
Magnates, also are under arrest. Re
ports of the death of Manfred Von
Weisz, a leading Hungarian manu
facturer are denied in dispatches
from Budapest.
Archduke Joseph Francis, son of
Archduke Joseph, formerly the rep
resentative of tlie Emperor in Buda
pest, has been interned in tlie Hotel
liitz in the Hungarian capital.
We're proud of your presence with deep hearted gladness
It shows that you felt wc were vivid live wires!
We're glad we can greet you without the war's sadness
To temper our welcome with all it inspires.
We're anxious to clasp every hand and to tell you
The little old town is yours for your stay!
And up to the last to do all that we can do
To make you enjoy us the Harrisburg way!
The world's at a cross-roads and big things arc ncaring
When Rotary's place will be star-high with men,
And he, who clear eyed, can face facts without flinching
Will know the sweet secret of brotherhood, then.
You're with us; we're with you in service or pleasure
To plan for the future or laugh for the hour
And leave in the casket of memory a treasure
Of strong hearts and true hearts united in power.
Wife of Harrisburg Rotarian, Chas. J. Wood, Jr.
Thousands Fairly Fight to Get Into Old Gilbert Store, Where
Bargains Go For Benefit of the Harrisburg Hospital
"Laugh and the world laughs with
you; weep and you weep alone."
Harrisburg is a real human city.
And the women of Harrisburg, they
have the heart.
A perfect mob of citizens, high
and low, made this day one grand
bargain occasion for tlie benefit of
the Harrisburg Hospital, and the
gallant women who acted as sales
women at tho Rummage Sale had the
poise of philosophers and the sym
pathy of angels, for the test was su
Early at 8 o'clock a thousand
1 larrisburgers wedged in front of
the old Gilbert store in Market
street, waiting for General Mercer
B. Tate to raise his stentorian voice
and sound tlie tocsin. A squad of
police had all they could do to keep
the crowd in check. At the front
door Traffic Officer Kautz was Cer
berus, and when the signal was
given, he allowed lint a paltry 300 to
rush into the narrow, but long apart
Train of War Relies Will
Tour Dauphin County on
Mtiv 4 and 5
Captured German guns from St.
Mihiel and the Argonne, French
"755," a tank and armored car and
"battlefield wireless" are but a few
of the exhibits of the Victory Lib
erty Loan War Train, which will
tour Dauphin county on May 4 and
5. Stops will be inudc at Harris
burg an<l Millersburg.
The tank and armored car will
give demonstrations of their "treut
'em-rougli" style of lighting wher
ever they can be unloaded". United
States marines will set up their Held
wireless and call liadquarters at
each stop. A corps of speakers will
explain about the fighting appliances
and will talk Loan to the crowds.
One of the largest baggagecars in
service is included In the seven-car
train and is loaded with all kinds of
smaller war trophies. They com
prise star shells, gus masks,
grenades, small arms and equip
ment collected from the most fa
mous battlefields of tho war.
Depth bombs and naval mines are
also included. Among the guns are
German "minnenwerfer," or trench
mortars, a very deadly type of
weapon. The schedule has been ar
ranged to give more time for stops
than could be allowed when tho lust
train toured the state.
ment where benevolent Harrisburg
bad contributed a bizarre collection
of everything.
"We must stage this affair in Res
ervoir Park the next time" exclaim
ed Mrs. Martin Olmsted, after bare
ly escaping death in tlie terrific rush
which signalized the opening of
Standing on a chair at the front
an officer who had been over tho
top "over there" admitted that he
never saw anything so stirring.in the
world war.
Even Pianos
A perfectly savage desire was
manifested by all customers to get
a good bargain, and talk about bar
gains. Fine old pianos selling for
a ten spot; a $75 overcoat going for
$1.50; a full-equipped barber's chair,
leather covered, gone for one buck.
Human nature disclosed itself in
italics at this unique bazar. Sixty
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{Plans lo Welcome Home Gtil
liint Division Clipped by
War Department
.[ Few Harrisburg members of tho
11 Keystone Division will participate
jln tho review of that division in
: Philadelphia on its return from
[France as a result of the curtail
jnient of the review following tho
I War Department announcement that
j but three regiments of the division
| will be granted permission to take
part in the procession,
I Elaborate plans had been worked
j out in Philadelphia for the review,
which it had been iioped to hold
I with all of the units of the division
{ participating. Three regiments, the
j 108 th, 109 th and 110 th, with their
machine gun battalions, will be the
units that will parade there. They
will be landed in Philadelphia. Any
Pennspivania unit that may happen
jto return at precisely the same time,
I may be Included later, but no special
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Hy Associated I'rcss.
Now York, April 10.—The steam
ship Eastern Light arrived here to
day from Rotterdam carrying the
body of Representative W. P. Bor
■ | land, of Kunsns City, Mo., who died
'| In France from pneumonia while
t visiting tlio region occupied by Arncr
licun troops.
Phihidclphia and Heading Kn-j
ginccr, Fireman and Con
due tor Buried in Wreek
Shamokin. Pa., April 10. —Three
men, engineer, fireman and conduc
tor, were killed to-day and twenty
live coal and freight ears were
wrecked when a runaway train col
lided with a locomotive on fho steep
grade on the Philadelphia and Head
ing railway between Locust Summit
and Locustdaie.
Ornwhend Pulls Out
A long train of ears had reached
the summit of the grade, the heavi
est on the Shamokin division, when a
j draw head pulled out. The train was
I left standing on the kunckle of the
grade while the engine took the
damaged car back to a siding. As
the engine was returning up the
grade the brakes on the train be
came loosened, releasing'the heavy
Down tirade at <rcat Speed
it dashed down the grade at a
speeil of lifty miles an hour col
liding with the engine and piling
up the ears. The dead men are bur
ied in the wreckage, having been
hurled from the engine. Traffic on
the Shamokin division was blocked
all day. Tiio Heading and three
Pennsylvania wrecking derricks were
called into action.
j Highway Bureau I las Plans
For Widening Park
The city Is ready to go ahead
I with its work on the improvement
jof Third and Walnut streets as
j soon as the State makes its contem-
I plated changes, officials of the City
j Highway Department said, to-day.
"We have been preparing to do
J this work for weeks and are now
i waiting on the State to complete its
I plans," it was said by one official,
j The appropriations arc ready and
are available for use whenever it is
jdesiiablo to start the work,
j The principal improvement by the
city on these streets will he their
j widening. It is not planned, however,
lto resurface the old section of the
st rest
The pavements adjoining the park
will bo removed on Walnut street be
tween Third and Fourth and on
| Third street between North and
j Walnut by the State and placed in
j Capitol Park itself, and the State
and Walnut streets entrances will be
arranged. The extra space provided
by the removal of the pavements will
be used to add to the width of the
Market street between Front and
| Pecond streets is now boing resur
faced. The asphalt on a great por-
Ition of it has already been removed
I and in some sections has been al-
I ready replaced. Thirty-five men are
I employed on this work.
I Corners of the sidewalks are being
| removed on the easlside of Front
r street on Market and on the weslside
cf Second on Market.
Parents Found For Baby;
A Dozen Are Disappointed
As the result of a brief notice in
last night's Telegraph, Mrs.
Meyer Neilaen, officer in charge
I of the local Salvation Army head
quarters. 4,')6 Vcrbeke street, found
a mother for a laughing, blue
e.ved buliy hoy within three hours
after the paper had been placed oil
tale. Twelve, applicants for the child
were registered last night and (lie
Salvation Army telephone wus jang
ling through tho entire day.
NEWSI'A PKIL l\ lI A It 111 Ml U BIG TWO CENTS nUlllCi Li/1 1 IUPI
Much Unrest Deported in Sax- j
ony, Where Demand Is
For Soviet Republic
Berlin Troops Dominate the j
Krupp Plant With Ma
chine Guns
By Associated I'rcss,
LONDON, April Hl.—Violent
lighting lias taken place between
Hungarians anil Czechs at Cng
var, near the Moravian-Hangar- ,
ian border, says a Central News
dispatch from Amsterdam to-day.
One hundred and fifty Hun
garians were killed. The Czechs
also had considerable losses.
By Associated I'rcss,
Berlin, April 10.—Diplo-j
niatic relations have beenj
established between the
Russian and Bavarian Sovi-j
et governments, according"j
to the Zwolfuhrblatt.
i From Saxony much unrest is j
! reported. The communists of j
the Vogtland district in south-1
| western Saxony have issued a'
! demand that Saxony he made a j
i Soviet republic, while the metal i
! workers at Zwickau, southwest
of Chemnitz, and a large pro-j
portion of tlie Saxon miners |
have gone on strike.
Seize lirupp Plant
Government troops are reported I
i to have entered Essen and to have ■
i occupied the Krupp plant, which, i
I according to previous reports, had j
been seized by the Essen strikers.
The troops posted artillery and
machine guns at the entrances to
the plant. Tlie result of the inter
vention by tlie government forces,
tho advices state, was that two
thirds of the workmen resumed their
! labors.
Destroyer Barney Held
Up by Ice in Voyage;
Gets to New Foundland
lly Associated I'rcss,
Washington, April 10.— The de
stroyer Barney, which has been
j cruising on the North Atlantic coast
| observing landing places for navy
i seaplanes on the trims-Atlantic flight
I which will start from Rockuway
1 Beach, L. f„ next month, has reached
New Foundland.
100 Demi Reported in Night
j Storm in Southwest; Many
Are Fatally Injured
j Dallas, Texas, April 10.—One liun-
I drcd known dead had been listed as
j victims of tlie tornado which yester-
I day struck Northern Texas, Southern
| Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas,
j when order began to form to-day
j from the chaos caused by the storm,
j The injured some of them so badly
j hurt that they cannot recover, are
j expected to number several hundred.
! The property damage, while it will
J run into many thousands of dollars,
j will ho smaller than expected, as the
I path of the storm avoided all prin
cipal cities, striking only farm houses
! and smaller villages.
Neighbors fare for Homeless
| Last night the homeless were cared
j for by their neighbors. The storm
j in its erratic course did not devastate
j any entire regions, often leaving sov
| eral houses untouched and then dip
ping in and demolishing the next
few houses. The temperature drop
ped to freezing along the northern
line of counties after the storm.
Twelve Counties Damaged
The counties most seriously dam
aged were Grayson, Fannin, Hunt,
Wood, Van Zandt, Wichita, Collin,
Camp and Titus in Texas, and Bryan,
Cotton and Pontotoc, in Oklahoma.
The oil fields of Wichita county and
of southern Oklahoma suffered hua:
dreds thousands of dollars dam
age in wrecked derricks and machin
The hour at which the storm struck
I probably caused the high death rate.
! Nearly all of the houses destroyed
j contained sleeping people. In most
| eases the first the occupants heard
of tlie storm was when the waits
crashed down upon their beds.
A man. believed to he N. 15. Stevick
I from Ibe papers lie was carrying on
! Ills person, is in the Harrisburg Itos
•pliol in an unconscious condition as
| a result of a severe head Injury, lie
i was found lying on the street at the
i intersection of Market and Dewberry
streets, about 2 o'clock this after-
I noon, it is not known how he rccolv
-1 cd Ills injuries.
Message Sent to White House From
French Capital Says the American
Executive Has Made Progress
Paris, April 10. —President \Y
has made "g'ood progress" in hi:
fercncc, is the message sent to
V\ ashington. Before to-day's ses
President, Mrs. Wilson and keat
called on Queen Marie of Rum
Americans Oppose Plan
Tho publication in Purls to-day of
a statement attributed to 1 iritish
sources to the effect that the terms
of tlie peace treaty would not be
presented to a plenary session of
tlie Peace Conference until after
they had been communicated to the
Germans, caused comment among
delegates ol' the nations not repre
sented on tlie Council of Four.
The publication brought out from
the Amotionn mission the statement
that it nvs opposed to such a plan.
\ rnieulmi* Threatened
The Armenian delegation to the
peace conference has received a t 1-
egram from tratiM-Causacia, sayina
that the Armenian population there i ;
threatcmid seriously by Mussulman
and Tartar forces who have IL ar:ied
the Armenians and proclal ncd a new
government in Azerbaidjan. Tl.e
telegram asks that the
to implore the Allies to tsko nuas
ures to uvoid revolution and blood
| shed in trans-Caucasia.
[ noundorie* Prober* Summoned
| Andre Tardlcu, Viscount Morley
| and diaries F. Haskins, the <pc.*i.l
| committee on Western Kurope bound
aries, were called before the Council
of Four to-day. This tfave rise to the
! belief that Premiers Lloyd George,
j Clcmenceau and President Wilson
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ilsoii is "hammering ahead" and
5 negotiations at the Peace Con
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siou of the Council of Pour, the
• Admiral (irayson, his physician,
ania at her temporary residence
By .Issocialctl l'rcss.
I'ISI'IB. April 10.—The visit liere
of the Dutch linanciers, Van tier
Moven ami Tcr Mculen, has ref
erenee to the conclusion of a loan
by neutral states to Germany of
1i00.000.00U pounds sterling.
The loan in to ho made under
the supervision of (lie Allies und
is for the purpose of restoring the
economic .-dilation in continental
Europe, f.iviss and Scandinavian
lain Iters, it is added, arc partici
pating in the negotiations.
\ wore considering the problem of the
; Khine valley.
. .The first entente food ships that
1 reached Germany had to leave in
ballast on their return trips because
I in all Germany there could not be
! collected enough freight to load them
j il is unnouneed in semi-offieial quar
i tors. Neither was it possible to re-
I coal the steamers completely. The
j question is asked here how long tha
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