Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, May 16, 1919, Page 18, Image 18

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The Rev. Dr. J. Spangler
Kieffer, Was in One
Charge 51 Years
Hagerstown, Md., May 16.—The
Rev. Dr. J. Spangler Kieffer, nutive
of Pennsylvania and for 51 years
pastor of Zion Reformed Church,
here, organized in 1770, died here at
noon to-day. He was born at Mif
flinburg. Pa., the son of the Rev.
Ephraim Kieffer His ancestor, De
wald Kieffer, emigrated from Ger
many, landing in Philadlphia in 1748.
The Rev. Dr. Kieffer graduated as
valedictorian from Franklin and
Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa„
taught school at Aaronsburg, Pa.,
and Middletown, Md., graduated
from Mercersburg Theological Sem
inary, was ordained to the ministry
at Huntingdon, Pa., in 1865, and
served as pastor of the Reformed
Church there 16 months and then
accepted a call to Zion Reformed
Church, Hagerstown. He was the
oldest minister in active service in
Cumberland Valley and known to
members of the Reformed denomin
ation throughout the United States.
He was president of the General Re
formed Synod of the United States,
twice president of the Potomac
Synod, a member of the board of
foreign missions, board of visitors of
Lancaster Theological Seminary and
board of regents of Mercersburg
Daily Health Talks
A Word About the Kidneys
People are easily frightened when
they think something is the matter
with their lungs or heart, and well
they may be; but few people under
stand the dangers of diseased kid
neys. These organs have a duty of
vital importance to perform, and if
they are diseased, there is no tell
ing how or where the symptoms
may appear. The kidneys are filters,
and when they are healthy they re
move the poisons from the blood
and purif it. When the kidneys are
diseased, the poisons are spread
everywhere, and one of these poi
sons Is uric acid. The uric acid is
carried all through the system and
deposited in Various places, in the
form of urate salts—in the feet,
ankles, wrists and back —often form
ing bags under the eyes. Sometimes
the resulting trouble is called rheu
matism, lumbago, sciatica and back
ache. Finally, come stone in the
bladder, diabetes and Brighl's dis
Dr. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., In
recent years, discovered that a cer
tain combination of remedies would
dissolve uric acid (urate salts) in
the system. He found this combina
tion to be harmless, so that he made
it up in tablets, of double strength,
and called them Anuric Tablets.
They dissolve uric acid in the hu
man system as hot coffee dissolves
sugar. If you have uric acid trou
bles, don't delay in taking Anuric
Tablets, which can be secured in the
drug stores. You can write Dr.
Pierce, too, and he will tell you what
to eat and how to live so that more
uric acid will not form in your sys
tem. Dr. Pierce will not charge for
this advice.
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Academy. He was also an authoi#
of note and for many years ussociate
editor of the Reformed Church Mes
senger, the official organ of that de
Surviving are his wife, who was
Miss Mary M. Clark, of Harrisburg,
and the following children: John
B. Kieffer, cashier of the Hagers
town Bank: the Rev. Henri L. G.
Kieffer, pastor of the Reformed ,
Church at Frederick, Md.. J. Clarke I
j Kieffer, telegraph editor of the Bal- .
j timore Sun; Paul Kieffer, lawyer, |
: New York; Major Richard F. Kieffer, j
i medical department. United States
1 Army, lately returned from France;
I Mrs. William Lewis, Rutkerford,
I N. J., and Mrs. S. George White,
| Hagerstown.
[Comlnuod from First Page.]
I time In its history the Board pro-
I poses to make its appropriations for
j next year upon the basis of an elub
orately prepared budgo* setting forth
in great detail and with intelligent
classification the purposes of pr'
posed expenditures, every item being
submitted or cheeked by the secre
tary, the superintendent, purchasing
agent, or the superintendent of
"This budget is one of the results
of the survey made under the au
spices of the Chamber of Commerce
about two years ago, and should be
the means of enabling the Board to
progressively conduct its business
much more efficiently and economi
"You want me to give some ex
planation of the reasons for the
necessity for an increase in the
school expenses.
"Well, in May, 1916, —to go back
no further—the tax rate was in
creased from 8 1-2 mills to 10 mills,
because it was found that the Board
had an accumulated deficit of about
$113,000, and that at 8 1-2 mills
rate it was running behind from
$30,000 to $35,000 a year. It was
hoped at that time, that with this
extra one and one-half mills we
could come out even at. the end of
two years—at the end of the fiscal
year 1918. And it would have work
ed out this way if there had been
no war to greatly increase the cost
to the Board of eerything it had
to use in the operation of the school
system, together with the budget
system of expenditures now estab
lished. Teachers' salaries were re
vised upwards and the expense for
supplies, fuel and building repairs
very greatly increased so that the
year 1918 closed with a deficit of
"This is the way the Board started
the current year 1919; but it was nec
essary, and most desirable, at this
time to increase the teachers' sal
aries. We added about $40,000 to
them. I know of no one who ques
tions the justice or propriety of this.
We also increased the janitors' sal
aries, and furthermore the interest
and sinking fund charges amounting
to about $40,000 on over $600,000
of bonds issued to build the two new
Intermediate schools had to be pro
vided for. The Board raised the rate
another one and one-half mills, mak
ing it 11 1-2 mills for 1919.
"During the year, however, costs
continued to increase, and expendi
tures for fuel, supplies, building re
pairs, etc., went beyond the esti
mates. No estimate that could be ,
fair could have been made under the
circumstances. And now, for 192 0
we have to provide for another en
tirely new item of about SBO,OOO for
the operation of the two new Inter
mediate schools, as well as for an
addition of about SIO,OOO for inter
est and sinking fund charges to cover
an additional loan that will have to
be made to complete and equip these
buildings. Some further increase has
also been made in teachers' salaries,
and they are not yet as high, I under
stand as those fixed in some pending
bills, one of which the General As
sembly is likely to enact into a law.
I)uc to Three Factors
"The mounting expenses of the
Board are due to three chief factors;
First, the war, with its high costs;
second, the general disposition to pay
higher salaries to teachers —this is
somewhat, of course, an outgrowth
of the war; and third, the new Inter
mediate schools. These three fac
tors account for the great bulk of
the increased expenses of the Board
for the year 1917 to 1920.
"Nearly SIOO,OOO more was paid
the teachers in 1919 than in 1916;
nearly SIO,OOO more to janitors; the
cost of supplies jumped from $20,000
to $37,000; of repairs to buildings
from $30,000 to $43,000; of fuel from
$12,000 to $27,000, and so on. The sal
ary increases the Board would not
have avoided if it could—l feel sure
I speak for the whole Board when I
say this—and the other increases it
could not have avoided if it would,
and have kept the schools going.
"The Harrisburg School Board is
employing near or quite 450 people,
in operating 32 school buildings in
the education of over 12,000 chil- |
dren; and it furnishes these chil
dren with everything they need to
enable them to go to school except
food and clothes —and indeed, in
one large school some food and
clothes are furnished.
"These increases, of course, are
carried forward into 1920, and with
out very much further increase, as
it may probably be assumed that
costs are now at the peak. Thev are
of course, independent of the opera
tion of the two new schools on ac
count of which, for interest and
sinking fund charges and expenses
for salaries, supplies, working equip
ment, etc., about $130,000 is in
cluded in the 1920 budget.
"You will remember that I op
posed going on with the erection of
these two new school buildings, pre
ferring to make some feasible tem
porary arrangement for the accom
modation of the excess school popu
lation. I met with very little sym
pathy in or out of the Board, and I
will be more than glad to find that
my judgment was in error. I thought
it was unwise to erect the buildings
in time of war, with all the uncer
tainty and instability, and with costs
soaring and I also thought further
investigation and study should be
made to determine the exact type
of this quite new kind of school
building that would be likely
to promise the best results
for the longest period of time and
with the least expenditure of money.
I have not yet changed my mind,
but as I have said, I am willing
and anxious that I shall be proved
wrong. Time alone will tell. Any
way, we have the buildings, whether
or not they are what they ought to
be or have cost more than they ought
to have cost. They must be operated,
and they will enable the school dis
trict to afford great advantages to
more than 2000 school children who
would otherwise have no place to go.
One Point Unsettled
"You ask me whether, if the tax
rate be increased now. It is likely to
stay at the new figure? I do not
know. Nobody does. With times
and costs normal there is always a
necessary annual increase in the
school expenditures because of in-
Creased school population. If no
changes should be made in the meth
od of operation, and if no new obli
gations should be taken on. and If i
property assessments should increase
in proportion, if coald easily b® said.
T presume, that, when a rate is ar
rived at that shall meet the expendi
ures on the existing bests, the need
for considering further taxation
I ought to be some time in the future.
But who can tell?
"We used to put 64 children irt
a grade school; now we provide scats
for 42. The fewer scholars per
teacher, the more teachers, and the
more teachers, the more cost; teach
ers' salaries are the big expense of
the Hoard. The tendency is toward
smaller schools. The tendency .in
regard to teachers' salaries is up
! ward. I do not know where it will
I stop or where it ought to stop. A
teacher never will get in money
equivalent the value of the services
he renders. That service caiyiot be
i measured in money.
"One of the features of these new-
Intermediate schools—it is a good
one, I think—is that there are fewer
scholars per teacher. If this is car
ried further as it will be when we
get the third Intermediate school; the
cost will be proportionately in
creased. Then, the High School sit
uation has not been solved, and we
will soon have to build either a
new school for girts and enlarge the
Technical High School for boys, or
else a larger school for boys and
girls. That means more bonds
with more interest nnd sinltlsg fund
"Furthermore, within a compara
tively few years the District has
engaifcd in a number of new ac
tivities fcr which there seems to be
a popular demand, and others will
not unlikely come along—a n.Ml'ck!
and sanitary department, with duc
tus and pur a to, i •..-• nt for;
school for children who are em- ]
ployed, and in which they are given j
a certain number of hours of school- i
ing a week, including shop work fori
the bOys and domestic science for |
the girls; an open air school for |
children who are mentally backward;
a school for foreigners; and night |
schools; all in charge of specially]
prepared and more highly paid.
teachers; and the Board make a
yearly appropriation to the Public
I library of $5,000, which could ensilj
be doubled to the advantage of the
girls and boys. Americanization
schools have been taken on in the
last year. Night schools are just
beginning, and the use of school
buildings as centers for community
activities is being demanded. If the
people want these things they, of
course, will want to pay for them,
for they cost money. ....
"The operation of a school district
in these days, in a city of this size,
is not simply a matter of employ
ing a number of teachers to impreg
nate the minds of boys and girls with
knowledge of reading, writing and
arithmetic. A modern school system
includes gymnasiums, with athletic
directors; cooking, dressmaking and
millinery schools, with sewing ma
chines, gas stoves and what not,
wood work shops, tin shops, with )
machine shops, blacksmith shops,]
lathes, forges, motors, benches, etc.,
laboratories, with all the parapher
nalia for experiments; commercial,
departments, with typewriters and
adding machines —all ih addition to
the special activities above suggest-,
ed and requires large quantities of
a large variety of supplies and work
ing equipment; all of which the
School Board furnishes at the public
expense. And, theories and methods
of education are rapidly changing.
Who can tell what else is coming.
It would be a bold person who would |
predict what the expenses will be |
even two or three years hence. It j
is impossible enough, at least in |
such times as we have had. to make
a good guess even a year in advance, j
Board May Fix Tax
Rate This Afternoon
Action may be taken at the reg
ular meeting of the City School
board late this afternoon fixing the
tax rate for the 1919-1920 school
year. It was predicted in official cir
cles before the session that there
probably will be little opposition to
a motion to make the rate 13 1-2
mills, an increase of 2 mills over the
present charge.
It was brought out at a special
Board late this afternoon fixing the
Week, at which all the members ex
cept one were present, that a deficit
of $113,000 will exist next year
less more revenue is provided at the
beginning of the session. By raising
the rate 2 mills this deficit can be
avoided it was shown.
Other business listed , included
final approval of the budget for the
coming year; revision of rules to re
move inequalities in teachers' salary
schedule; election of Edtia M. Mad
der as regular teacher; election of
Mrs. Sarah H. Billow, Mrs. Anna G.
Capell as regular teachers; rein
statement as teachers at Tech High,.
J. E. Belt, Clyde Zeigler and John;
D. Renninger, who have returned
from service; resignation of Prof.
John H. Bickley, supervisor of spe
cial activities; election of auditor
of accounts of city institute and re
quest of Dauphin Electrical Supplies
Company of extension of time to
complete work at Camp Curtln
Committee Named For
"Go-to-College" Dinner
Plans for the big "Go-To-College"
dinner to be given by the University
Club of Harrisburg to boy graduates ]
of the various Harrisburg and Steel
ton High Schools and the Harrisburg
Academy, are fast developing, it was !
stated to-day. The affair is to be )
held in the Technical High School
building Monday evening, May 26.
Addresses to be delivered will stress
the value of college education to
young men.
Committees for the dinner, as an
nounced this morning include:
Speakers—Mark T. Milnor, Wil
liam H. Earnest, and C. D. Koch.
Invitations to Members—B. F. Nead
and Elmer H. Erb.
Invitations to Boys—Dr. C. B. Fa- |
ger, Jr., Dr. W. G. Severance, Dr. A. j
E. Brown and W. F. Houser.
Publicity—C. L. Shepley, Captain |
E. J. Stackpole, Jr., and J. Douglas ]
M. Royal.
Decorations —Percy Grubb and Dr.
C B. Fager, Jr.
Stunts and Songs—C. Fred Kam
merer, H. B. N. Pritchard, Percy
Grubb and John A. F. Hall.
Reception—G. Holmes Mac Donald,
j P. B. Rice and Dr. F. E. Downes.
I Use McNeil's Cold Tablets. Adv. 1
A ...im i * *
British Steamship Stands by
Wreck Until Arrival of
Yankee Destroyer
By Associated Press.
Trepnssey. N. F„ .May 16. —
The Navy dirigible C-5, which
was swept to sea yesterday, is
now believed to have been lost.
The destroyer Edwards which
went in pursuit of her reported
by wireless to-day that she had
been tumble to find Iter and was
Tlie merchant steamer which
had previously reported that she
wns standing by tlie big balloon
subsequently sent a message that
she wns unable to stand by long
er and proceeded on her way,
according to imformntion from
Hie Edwiirds.
St. Johns, N. F., May 16.—The
U. S. naval dirigible C-5, said to have
been only slightly damaged when
she broke from her moorings and
drifted to sea yesterday afternoon
was reported in tow of the destroyer
Edwards on the way back to port
British Steamship Stands By
The British cargo steamship War
Nepigon was standing by the wreck
of the United States naval dirigible
C-5, 85 miles at sea ear|y this morn
ing, awaiting the arrival of rescue
vessels, according to wireless ud
vices received at American naval
headquarters to-day. ,The destroyer
Edwards was expected to return here
_j_ I 5 MAPS I
One map presents the new Europe, giving not only the frontiers laid down in the peace terms,
but also showing by dotted lines the probable or possible boundary lines to be determined upon,
thus affording an approximate idea of the future European frontiers.
Another map contrasts in a striking way the great Germany of 1914 with its shrunken self
of to-day, telling more plainly than words of the downfall of the arrogant Empire of the Hohen
A thiid map shows the disposition of the German colonies in Africa; a fourth map the distri
bution of the German islands in the Pacific.
The fifth map shows the Chinese city of Kiaochau, which is awarded to Japan, and its geo
graphical relations to Peking, Korea and the Japanese archipelago.
These five maps, which are included in THE LITERARY DIGEST for May 17, will make '
clear to the reader in five minutes what the war has accomplished in five years.
Other striking features in this week's "Digest" are:
The Peace Terms That Take All the Fight Out of Germany
A Summary of the Greatest Treaty of Peace in History With Comment Upon It From the German,
British, French, and American Press
Japans Victory at Paris Taxing our "Luxuries"
Hungary's Third Stage of Decline Why Belgium Balked at the Treaty
German Bluster About Peace Terms The Machine That Foiled the German
A Flivver on Rails Mines
The Doctor's Troubles Sensational Discoveries by Crookes,
Paderewski—A pianist Turned the Great Scientist
Statesman Finding Fault With Stage Soldiers
Can Acting Dolls Displace Actors? Turkish Efficiency in Starving Armenia
Pogroms Expected in Russia and Americanism at Its Source .
Poland Personal Glimpses of Men and Events
Interesting Half-tone Illustrations, and Humorous Cartoons
"Undiluted Americanism" the Message of THE DIGEST
The final echoes of the guns of the great war are now through the perilous shoals of political unrest
dying away into silence and the peoples are settling anarchy, Bolshevism, and the like. As a teacher of
down again into the pleasant paths of peace. And, so Americanism, which includes and typifies all that is
doing, it behooves us to take to heart the vital lessons best in national life and aspiration, THE LITERARY
this supreme world-tragedy has taught us. Among DIGEST stands pre-eminent among the periodicals of
the most important of these is the necessity of solidar- the clay. It epitomizes all that the fathers of this re
|ty community of aims and ideals, of absolute unan- public sought to make permanent on our shores It
unity. iJie war has proved over and over again the brings to your home and to your heart the message of
inherent weakness of the house that is divided against an all-embracing humanity, of an abundant charitv
itself. We, in this country, must see to it that one lan- of equal fellowship and impartial consideration Get
guage, one purpose, one high conception of life ani- a copy now, read it through, and pass it alone to vour
mates our teeming millions from sea to sea. Only by family and friends. You will be a better man and a
so doing can we hope to steer our ship of state safely better citizen if you make this a weekly habit.
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to-day with what is left of the bal
Though the "blimp's" crew was
without Information ns to her con
dition they declared there was no
possibility of repairs being made
here to fit the "ship" for her pro
jected trans-Atlantic flight. •
Finding of the runaway balloon
so close to shore led aviation offi
cials to believe either'that the craft
had ascended to a great height and
burst with the air pressure against
its sides lightened, or that the pull
on the rip cord which Lieut. Charles
C. Little risked his life to operate
was sufficient, though the cord broke
in his hand, to start deflation of the
gas bag.
Reports by Wireless
The Edwards reported by wireless
to the cruiser Chicago, headquarters
of the temporary American aviation
base, that she had picked up the bal
loon 85 miles at sea, where the Brit
ish cargo ship was standing by
awaiting the arrival of the rescue
The War Nepigon's captain ad
vised the Chicago that he sighted
the dirigible on the water last flight
while his vessel was outward bound
for the British port.
[Continued from First Pago.]
starting in the hope that ail three
of the naval planes might make the
trip together.
Weather prospects early to-day
I were favorable and the work of
overhauling the NC-4 was progress
| ing rapidly, so that It was almost
j certain that the three entries of the
United States Navy for first honors
in crossing the Atlantic by the air
route would make another start to-
I ward evening.
I In speaking of the unsuccessful
1 attempt to take the air late yes
terday, Commander Towers said
that the NC-1 and NC-3 got a little
too far out into the harbor and
added that he thought they would
hove made a good start if they had
attempted to rise nearer shore. Com
mander Towers denied that the NC
-3 had been damaged, but said she
was towed in by a motorboat to
save her engines for another try j
The NC-4 alighted in the harbor
at 7.08 o'clock last night (New
Foundland time) after a flight from
Halifax, a distance of 637 land
miles in six hours and twenty-three
minutes actual flying time. The
seaplane floated on the surface of |
the water for two hours and twenty
three minutes when' forced to ulight
eighteen miles from Halifax by one
of her engines failing. The NC-4
maintained an average altitude of
2,500 feet during the Halifax-
Trepassey flight.
The crew of the NC-4 owes its
chance for an even start from here
v ith the sister planes to (he fact
that the NC-1 and NC-3 refused to
rise from the water in the afternoon.
The NC-1, commanded by Lieu
tenant Commander P. N. L. BlUinger
taxied off down the harbor at 5:04
p. in., Halifax time, (4:04 New York
time), hoping for a getaway. The
NC-3, Commander John H. Towers'
flagship, followed 18 minutes later.
A short timo later, however, both
reappeared and coming to a stop
::ear the mother ships began, ap
parently, to discharge excess fuel.
The appearance of the NC-4, which
had been sighted shortly after the
NC-1 and NC-3 taxied down the
harbor, was believed to have influ
enced Commander Towers in his de
cision to postpone the "hop off" so
that all three planes might start to
NC-4 Examined
The NC-4 was apparently un
harmed by her flight from Halifax,
but an examination was made las*
night to determine whether any re
pairs are necessary before the "big
The NC-4 left Halifax this morn
'ing at 9:52 Halifax time, (8:52 New
York time), but was compelled \o
land thirty minutes later at Storey
Head for repairs to the oil and gas
Mechanics who worked all night
on the NC-4 were still busy this
morning with engine and propeller
tests, hoping to have the plane ready
to start for the Azores this afternoon
with the NC-1 and NC-3.
As a result of the failure of the
NC-1 and NC-3 to take the air when
they got under way for the Azores
yesterday it was expected that the
"take-off" to-day would be attempt
ed inside the harbor. The rough
seas at the inouth of the bay dashed
over the heavily laden planes, chill
ing the aviators to the bone and
threatening to play havoc with the
steering apparatus.
Coastwisfe weather to-day was fa
vorable for the flight, clear skies and
a fresh west wind prevailing .
St. Johns, N. F., May 16.—While
the American naval aviators were
making preparations for their flight,
Harry C. Hawker and Frederic P.
Kaynham, the British airmen, an
nounced that mid-Atlantic weather
conditions forbade a start with their
Rookie Italian Guard Halt!
Who's there?
Voice (about thirty paces away)
Officer of the post.
Rookie Guard—Advance! I can't
rec'nize you!
Officer advances six paces.
Rbokie Guard—Halt! (one half
minute silence). Advance! I can't
see who you are yet! After a couple
more halts, the officer finally arrives
| within six paces of the guard, who,
| holding his gun threateningly, asks:
"Well, who's da bossp, now?"— E
THE oftener I come in
personal contact with
the workers in the
Wilson & Co. organization,
} the greater is my conviction
j that Mr. Wilson by gaining
their loyalty and
has created the greatest as
set that his business pos
Let me tell you how the
workers plan to make the
work of Mr. Wilson and
that of his associates in the
official family easier, and to
leave them free to handle the
big problems which come be
fore them every working day.
They have organized a COM
MITTEE OF 32, consisting of
men and women members, who
are elected to membership by
vote of their associates in the
several departments of the busi
Every member of the committee
receives from his or her asso
ciates suggestions that bear on
improving conditions in the
plant, and then in committee
meetings, which are held fre
quently, these suggestions are
discussed frankly, and if by ma
jority vote it is decided to make
recommendations to the Official
Family it is done, there being
present at all meetings a very
able woman secretary who
transcribes, in concrete form,
the recommendations made.
Here is a case of workers select
ing men and women from their
own ranks to represent them in
all important matters affecting
their interests and the mem
bers of the Committee of 32 have
the complete confidence of their
associates. Whatever the Com
mittee votes to do is always sat
isfactory to the workers in all
I was privileged to be present
at one of the meetings of the
Committee of 32. I heard both
men and women stand on their
feet and talk straight from the
shoulder. There was no mis
understanding what they said.
They knew what they wanted
to say and they riaid it. They
voted to make some recommen
dations to the officials.
Then they invited me to talk to
them, which I was glad to do
because I believe thoroughly In the
idea that aU problems and difficul
ties In business can be settled by
the workers themselves If they will
honestly and sincerely co-operate
with one another and state tlieir
case frankly to tlio heads of the
After I had finished talking, the
Committee of 32, by unanimous
vote, elected me an honorary mem
ber—an honor that I prize very
What is the result of all this, so
far as Uie business of Wilson & Co.
is concerned?
The first result—and the most im
portant of all—ls that the Commit
tee of 32 succeeds in maintaining a
splendid relationship between the
workers and Uie officials. Mutual
confidence and respect prevails con
The secoi d result—also very impor
tant—is Uiat the speedy adoption
by the officials of the recommenda
tions made by the Committee of 32
puts the members on their honor
und they make only such recom
mendations as are important. Triv
ial matters never get a majorhy
vote in the Committee meetings.
The third result—also very impor
tant—is that the members of the
Committee of 82 arc more often con
cerned about making recommenda
tions designed to benefit the busi
ness as a whole than they are about
having something done to benefit
The Committee has brought about a
condition of affairs which means
I contentment on the part of their as
sociate workers and this, of course,
makes them more efficient and more
keen to serve the company honestly.
At tlic Committee meeting I at
tended one man had a good deal to
say about the splendid work of the
men in the Ham and Bacon de
partments telling his associate
members of their pride In
the Certified Wilson Brands, and
suggesting that every worker In
every other department should make
it a 'matter of personal honor to as
sist in the preparation of food iro
dijets that will always justify the
use of the slogan, "The Wilson La
bel Protects Your Table."
A womnn, representing the Canned
Goods department, t nformed the
Ham and Baoou men that he and
his associate workers-were no proud
er of their achievement in producing
Certified Wilson Brands than she
and her associate workers were in
producing Certified Brands of Can
ned Meats, Vegetables, Fruits, Table
Delicacies, etc.
So it goes. Workers are keyed up
in every department to produce the
finest and purest Food Products and
they arc just as proud of the Wilson
& Co. slogan, "The Wilson Isibol
Protects Your Table," as Mr. Wilson
Is and that means being some
Sincerely, William C, Freeman,
850 Fifth New York City.
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