Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, May 29, 1919, Image 1

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    British Air Ministry Gets Ready to Accord Reception to Crew of NC-4 at Plymouth on Arrival
Tell Viewers
Clark Valley Road Is Most
Upper End Men Say Scheme
Is to Enclose Vast Game
Declaring that by closir.-g the road
through Clark's Valley in Rush
township the only highway from that
district leading to the county seat
will not be available to residents,
that such action would tend to de
crease property values from 20 to
50 per cent., and would also close
large fishing and hunting grounds,
were statements made by the coun
ty commissioners to-day in objecting
to the move to shut oft about 1114
miles of the road.
The board of viewers held a spe
cial meeting this morning in the
city council chamber at which the
county officials voiced their protects.
C. C. Cumbler, president of the board
of commissioners, said it had taken
action opposing the move to close
the road for these reasons: "We
feel that as it is the only road in
that valley it should remain open.
It is the only means of access to
the county seat unless the people go
into another county, and if they do
that they must travel a much great
er distance. Not only that, but thou
sands of acres of territory will be
cut off from the county seat, and will
have no public road running through
it. We believe it is our duty to
protect our interests and to look to
the future."
Means IToperty Loss
When County Solicitor Philip S.
Moyer asked him about the effect on
property values should the road be
closed Mr. Cumbler said: "It may
possibly decrease them 50 per cent.
It will certainly cause some de
Commissioner H. M. Stine asked
the purpose of seeking to close the
highway. Paul G. Smith, chairman
of the board of viewers, explained
that the reasons given by the peti
tioners was that the road was not in
good condition and seldom used.
Corporation Interested
It Is known by peisons fighting
the move to close the road that the
Dauphin Consolidated Water Com
pany, a subsidiary of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company, is hack of
the project. In fact an attorney for
the water company and a realty
agent for the same corporation, were
the only two persons at the hear
ir.-g again to-day to appear for the
petitioners seeking to have the road
closed. The water company controls
or owns the bulk of the land abut
ting on the road, and the sportsmen
in the upper end of the county de
clare it is a move on the part of the
corporation to close off a big tract
known- to be one of the finest hunt
ing and fishing places in the State
and make it a private preserve.
Commissioner Stine made these re
marks to the viewers: "There is a
harger question here than the mere
saving of a few dollars to the town- J
ship for road repair and school
maintenance. This land if closed
will shut off a large fishing and
hunting district. The county com
missioners are not in- sympathy with
the establishment of large private es
tates shutting off the public. We
want to enlarge the opportunities for
enjoyment for the general public
who can't afford to buy large pre
serves. This road closing does not
apply and will not affect Rush town
ship or.-ly. The remaining districts j
of the county must: be considered, I
too." i
Road in Good Shape
Nathan Hummel, assessor in Rush ]
township, when called to the witness j
stand, estimated that properties in the j
township affected by the road closing J
would decrease at least 20 to 25 per
cent, in value if the highway is not j
kept open.
Dr. I. A. Keiter, AViconisco, who has '
traveled over the entire upper end of !
the county since boyhood, was called ;
to tell about the condition of the ,
stretch of roadway in question. He '
told the viewers that it was in better i
condition than some highways in Ly- j
kens and AVashington townships, and j
was always passable except during a J
severe snowstorm such as will close I
any road in the valley because of j
drifts. He also said the main road i
from Millersburg to Klizahethville is |
in no bqfter condition, and sometimes I
even worse than the one in Clarks J
Valley after a rainstorm.
J. William Bowman, this city, and |
Ous M. Steinmetz, both of whom had
traveled over a large part of the high- i
way less than three weeks ago by au- j
tomobile, testified that it was in good !
condition. Mr. Steinmetz predicted
that It would be a bad move to close
the road now. as eventually it may
become one of the main highways be
tween this city and pottsville.
Cuts Off Cemetery
County Solicitor Moyer, H. B. Sauss
itnan, representing sportsmen in the
upper end of the county, and H. E.
Buffington. Lykens. of the Auditor
General's Department were present at
the hearing to-day. Argument of the
testimony presented will be heard by
the viewers next Tuesday and they
will present their final report to the
court on Monday, June 9.
During the hearing this morning the
attorney for the water company in
discussing the question raised by the
viewers about permission to relatives
to visit the graves in a cemetery in the
valley within the district which would
be closed by vacating the road, made
this remark: "I am authorized to
say that the railroad—l mean the water
company will give permits at any time
to relatives to go to the cemetery,
should the viewers decide to vacate
the public road."
New York. May 29.—The Salvation
Army's campaign for a $13,000,0000
home service fund has passed its
goal, according to latest reports from
all sections of the country, received
here to-day.
Helping Them to Make Up Their Minds
State Leases Structure to Be
Erected by Henry
The State of Pennsylvania to-day
made a contract with Henry C.
Piaster for a three-year lease of an
eight-story office building to be con
structed on the site of the old Board
of Trade building at Market and
Riyer streets, the walls of the pres
ent structure to be used. The new
building is to be finished January
1, next.
Superintendent George A. Shrein
er, of the Board of Public Grounds
and Buildings, expects that the new
building which will make available
50,000 square feet of space will re
lieve the congestion due to the ex
pansion of various departments, no
tably the Highway Department; tho
removal of branches of the govern
ment now in buildings in Capitol
Park extension and bureaus to be
brought here from Philadelphia and
other places under the Governor's
policy of concentrating offices here.
The new building is to be fireproof.
No determination has been reach
ed yet about the location of head
quarters of the Workmen's Compen
sation Bureau or the Board of Cen
I The State Livestock Sanitary
• Board will be moved from the Russ
building, at Fourth and North to
jthe Masonic Temple and the doou-
J \ ment distribution division to the
I I State Printery, in Cameron street
, I Removal of wires from the part
jof park extension to be occupied
. by the new office building will start
immediately. The detailed plans for
this building which will contain 70,-
. 000 square feet, will soon be ready
i for advertising:.
28th Division Men Are to
Be Banquet Guests Tonight
At the Penn-Harris hotel this
evening the Home Folks Victory
Association will tender a banquet to
about 400 members of the 28th Di
| vision. A reception to the returned
| soldiers will be held in Chestnut
street auditorium following the ban
quet. Arrangements were completed
for the reception and banquet late
this afternoon.
Claude Engle, Jr., 10 years old, of
2056 Penn street. Is in the Harris
burg Hospital with a fractured skull,
as a result of being thrown from his
, bicycle when struck by a trolley car
at Second and Woodbine streets. The
accident occurred last evening and an
i operation was performed at the Har
risburg Hospital to relieve the pres
sure on his brain. His condition is
reported as being fair.
By Associated Press.
Washington, May 29.—Presi
dent Wilson has cabled the fol
lowing Memorial Day message to
the American people:
"My Fellow Countrymen—
"Memorial Day wears this year
an added significance and 1 wish,
if only by message, to take part
with you in its observation and
in expressing the sentiments
which it inevitably suggests. In
observing the day we commem
orate not only the reunion of our
own country but also now the lib
eration of the world from one of
the most serious dangers to
which free government and the
free life of men were ever ex
posed. We have buried the gal
lant and now immortal men who
died in this great war of libera
tion with a new sense of conse
cration. Our thoughts and pur
pose now are consecrated to the
maintenance of the liberty of the
world and of the union of its peo
ple in a single comradeship of
liberty and of right. It was for
this that our men conscientiously
offered their lives. They came to
the field of battle with the high
spirit and pure heart of crusad
ers. We must never forget the
duty that their sacrifice has laid
upon us of fulfilling their hopes
and their purpose to the utmost.
This, it seems to me, is the im
pressive lesson and the inspiring
mandate of the day.
Thousands of Central Penn
sylvania Boys on Big
Scores of Harrisburgers and Cen
tral Pennsylvanians, members of the
316 th Infantry and the 304 th En
gineers, Seventy-ninth Division units,
arrived in the port of New York this
morning after being overseas for al
most a year, during which time they
took part in some of the hottest
campaigns of the war.
These men arrived abroad the
transport Kroonland, which set sail
from St. Nazaire, France, about ten
days ago. A total of 3,811 troops
were abroad.
Seventy-ninth units included di
vision headquarters and a motor
transport detachment, 42 officers and
126 men: 304*h Engineers, com
panies A to F inclusive and detach
ments, 51 officers and 1,495 men.
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Special Memorial Day Feature
to Mark Observance
Recognizing the special signifi
cance of the observance this year
with scores of youths back in their
homes after months of army service
both on this and the other side of
the Atlantic, Mayor Daniel L. Kiester
to-day issued a proclamation asking
that the city devote "Five Minutes
for Memories" to accord tribute to
the soldier dead of the nation of past
All Industry and business places are
asked to be stopped for five minutes
at noon in Mayor Keister's procla
mation. He asks that a silent tribute
be paid at this time to the men who
have made tremendous sacifices for
the nation in the several conflicts in
which the nation has participated.
Overseas Men to Parade
Arrangements for the Memorial
Day observances throughout' the
city are much the same as ever. Re
turned veterans of the past war will
participate In the day's exercises as
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High School Boys Hold First Service of Its Kind in History
of the Institution
As a fitting memorial to the nine
sons of the Technical High school
who died on the field of battle in the
Great War, a special memorial serv
lve was held in the school • audi
torium this morning in which
tribute was paid to Tech's brave
men who paid the supreme sacrifice.
The Honor Roll
Earl Martin.
Eugene Davis.
Marcel von Bereghy.
Ray Johnson.
Herman Rhoads.
Eewis Houseal.
John Morgan.
Jay Hoffert.
George Fitzpatrlck.
William H. Fortna. of the Senior
class, delivered the panegyric, read
ing a short sketch of the lives of
each of the dead heroes. Included in
the eulogy were many extracts from
letters that had been received by
the parents and relatives of the
former Tech students, who lie for
the most part on the battlefields of
Included In the audience were
many of the parents and relatives
of the deceased, together with mem
bers of the Governor's Troop who
had been in the same companies
with the fallen heroes. ,
Counterproposals of
Enemy Are Now in
Hands of Allies
Fiume Is to Become
Independent City
Powers Decide
Paris, May 29.—The counter
proposals formulated by the
German delegation at Versailles
have been delivered to the
French authorities. The pro
posals probably will go before
the Council of Four of the Peace
Conference at this morning's ses
The German reply was received in
instalments. The first instalment,
comprised 88 pages. Other instal
ments followed this and it was un
derstood that the delivery of the
document would be completed with
in the time limit.
The reply is written in German
and bears the caption: "Observa
tions of the German Delegation on
the Conditions of Peace."
Germany to-day made formal re
ply to the treaty terms presented to
her on May 7. While not as
voluminous as recent reports have
led the world to expect, the German
counter-proposals appear to take is
sue with the Allies on nearly all
the important phases of the treaty,
according to summaries received
from Berlin and Paris.
Immediately after the presenta
tion of Germany's reply. Count Von
Brockdorff-Rantzau, chief of the
enemy peace mission, will, according
to report, leave Paris for Spa.
Whether his departure will mark
his retirement as a member of the
German peace mission is not known.
Several minor members of the Ger
man mission left Paris for Germany
This afternoon a plenary session
of the Peace Conference will be held
for the purpose of communicating
to the nations which broke relations
with Austria the peace terms which
the Council of Four has decided to
present to the representatives of the
former dual empire. There is as yet
some doubt as to the subject mat
ter of the terms, reports indicating
that the reparation clauses will be
presented at a latei - meeing.
Dispaches from Paris indicate an
agreement by the Council of Four
on questions relative to the Adriatic
and the city of Fiume. That city,
according to the latest reports, is
to be an independent municipality.
Regarding the other arrangements
made it is stated that certain of the
Dalmatian Islands are to go to
Italy, but it is understood that she
will not get the Adriatic ports of
Zara and Sebenico.
liCninc Issncs Statement
A statement has been issued by
Nikolai Lenine, the Bolshevik prem
ier of Russia, attacking Bela Kun,
chief of the Soviet in Hungary, ac
cording to a London dispatch. The
statement Is said to assert that Mos
cow is the "center of the world revo
lution and must be obeyed."
American troops are apparently to
be immediately withdrawn from
northern Russia, transports having
arrived at Archangel with British
forces which will relieve the men
who have been holding the lines dur
ing the last winter.
Following the eulogy by William
Fortna, Dr. J. George Becht. of the
State Department of Education, ad
dressed the students of the school.
Quoting from Colonel McCrea's
poem, "In Flanders' Fields," Dr.
Becht said:
"If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, tho' poppies
In Flanders' fields."
The speaker charged the audi
ence with the responsibility of
"keeping the faith" for the sake of
| democracy. Continuing, he spoke of
l his experience abroad, meeting the
English, French and Italian sol
diers. While he expressed admira
tion for all of them, he stated that
the American doughboy possessed
something that none of the others
had. "Spirit and Initiative Were two
things that carried the American
soldier over the top," was his state
lb was an impressive service that
will linger long in the memory of
Tech students, who cherish the
memory of these fallen dead, some
of whom would have gradua* A this
year with the class of 191'W
The service was concluded with
the singing of the National anthem,
while soldiers present stood at at
Rally Against Daylight Repealer
By Associated Press.
New York, May 29.—Marcus M. Marks, president of the National
Daylight Association, to-day sent appeals to Chambers of Commerce
throughout the nation to join in a protest against the repeal of the
daylight saving law.
"The repeal of the daylight saving law, without giving the repre
sentatives of daylight ts!>T,ig a hearing, will be pernicious class leg
islation, says Mr. Marks. "It has been said a few farmers are op
posed to the act. but, on the other hand, millions are in favor of
the extra hour of sunlight. In a year it has saved more than 1 000 -
000 tons of coal, minimized eye strain by obviating work under the
glare of gas and electricity, has promoted general health by giving
the workers time in the sunshine after their day's duties has In
creased amateur gardening, thereby reducing the abnormally high
expenses for food, and has lowered the gas and electric light bills
"A concerted protest by ail living in the cities by letter and tele
gram to their Senators and Representatives will make Congress real
ize that millions favor daylight saving where a few thousands oppose "
School Children Engaged to Wipe Out Breeding Places of
Pests Show What Is Wrong
The scope of the Civic Club fly,
contest this year has been enlarged
to meet with some of the requests
made by Colonel Edward Martin,
State Health Commissioner, in his
campaign to make the city a model
one from health and sanitary stand
points, Mrs. William Henderson,
president of the Civic Club, an
nounced to-day.
Efforts this year will be directed
to a large extent to bring about the
extermination of the breeding places
of the flies, Mrs. Henderson explain- 1
ed. And to do this, the work is
being carried into the city public
schools by the approval of the Har
riaburg School Board with Mrs. Hen
derson and Dr. F. E. Downes, super
intendent of city schools, in charge
of the work.
Schools Are Helping
The work has been explained to
the principals of the various schools
and they in turn are presenting the
details to their students. Each
one will be encouraged to aid in
every possible way in the campaign,
which will be continued throughout
the summer.
Remarkable results have already
been accomplished in several of the
schools, especially among the stu
dents in the Downey Building. Mrs.
Henderson said. Conditions in the
district from .which these gfcildren
come are among the very worst in
the city, but the children are fully
awake to the problems.
They have organized a Civic Club
in that school and the children are
quite active in combatting the un
healthful conditions that abound in
their vicinity. Conditions favorable
to the rapid multiplication of flies,
abound, and these children, many of
them underfed and none, of them
having more than the hare necessi
ties of life, have given very ma
terial aid in eombatting them, Mrs.
Henderson says.
The Schools Report
Ten bushels of lime have already
been sent to the children of the
school to use in combatting the un
favorable conditions there. The con
ditions as they exist in this district,
are set forth by the Downey School
club, signed by Adam Seib, vice
president, and Cyrus Palm, secre
tary follows:
"The children of the Civic Club of
the Downey Building wish to report
that the city is not doing its part
in fighting flies.
"First: It does not empty our
garbage cans.
"Second: It puts sewage on the
dumps at Verbeke and Cameron.
"Third: A tanning place at Ver
heke and Cameron leaves parts of
dead animals outside where the flies
can breed.
"Fourth: Dead animals are allow
ed to lie on the dump unburled.
"We have divided the lime among
fifty different families.
"We will do what we can to make
Harrisburg a flyless city."
First Contest Next Month
Mrs. Henderson took occasion to
Used Forged Letter to
Solicit Funds in City
Representing. himself as a dis
charged soldier in need of money lo
return to his home in Philadelphia,
a stranger this morning endeavored
to secure funds from residents of
Front and Second streets, using an
appeal on which the signatures of
officials of the Central Y. M C. A. had
been forged.
The man worked throughout this
district using the appeal which had
been written on Y. M. C. A. lfilter
paper. Persons solicited were rather
dubious and after learning from the
Y. M. C. A. that the letter was
spurious, police officials were noti
For Harrlshurg and vicinity) Fair
to-night and Friday) not much
change In trnprratorr, lowrat
to-alght about 00 drgrrra.
For ICnstern Pennsylvania i Fair
to-night and Frldny) not ntarh
change In temperature| gentle,
vtirlable winds, mostly west.
The hasguehanna river and all Its
branches will roatlnue to fall
slowly. A stage of ahont 8.3
feet la Indicated for Harris bur T
Friday morning.
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mention the need of mbre lime and
borax to combat the conditions which
favor fly breeding. More funds are
needed by the Civic Club to provide
this material, she said. Mrs. Hen
derson has taken it upon herself to
receive contributions to provide for
this work. Letters may be addressed
to her at 25 North Front street.
The "swat the fly" contests of
former years will again be conduct
ed this year by the Civic Club, but
the primal aim this year is to get
at the breeding places, Mrs. Hender
son says. Two contests will fee held,
one during the months of June and
July, and the second in Adgust and
September. The conditions govern
ing these contest will be the same
as in former years.
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4 London—American troops are apparently to be irtP" M &
It. mediately withdrawn from Northern Russia, transports I t
4 having arrived at Archangel with British forces which i | .
X will reliev.e the rnen who have been holding the lines dur- r T
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T -Ay A t ' A \ rr;.T- T F,CISION
T Vancor Canadian middle- * *
weight champion, l.:v was awarded the decision at i m
T the end of a fiftki ind fight with Mickey King, Aus- CH
* tralian champion. The match was for "he Canadian- M
X Aus'rali mc 1 ■>r-pionship.
i Paris—The negro whose death was reported yester- .T?'
day from the. effects . f a blow received outside .a Paris jZj
| cafe Sunday evening was Eugene Ballard, of Chicago. He ®'
joined the French foreign legion at the beginning of the jjjj
£t war and became an aviator. X
' l.rnay out, HnrrUburK, and Klhyl Rath I/*n(tnttker, T
j* ITonr<-, John H. Floratrad and frrne M. Maalmrr, Ytrk) Bca- <•
r l, Jnialn F. Simmon*, Rending, and Edna M. Ktlrhnrr, HarrUbawi 'Jfc
J teor*e S. Sfiagkr and Martha F. Heeae, Harrlaburg.
A ustria's Treaty
Not Yet Ready
For Delivery
Says Country Is
With Treaty
By Associated Press.
Paris, May 29. When tTift
Peace Conference met in plenary
session this afternoon to hear
the Austrian peace terms, it was
announced that the treaty had
not yet been completed. It was
decided, therefore, to postpone
the session until Saturday, when
the completed treaty was ex
pected to be ready.
Berlin, May 29.—The semiofficial
Wolff Bureau is circulating a story
under an Amsterdam date which as
serts the United States is "becoming
increasingly dissatisfied with de
velopments at Versailles," and that
there is an "unmistakable strength
ening of the inclination for an un
derstanding with Germany through
a modification of the peace terms."
A correspondent of a German
newspaper at Versailles claims the
Poles are "especially favored by the
Entente because they propose to
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