Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, June 14, 1919, Page 13, Image 13

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Geological Commission Goes
Out of Business After
Twenty Years
Governor Sproul's office to-day an
nounced the approval of the
Senate bill establishing a bureau of
topographic and geological survey
In the Department of Internal Af
fairs under a State geologist to be
appointed by the Secretary of In
ternal Affairs, who will also fix his
compensation. This bureau will
succeed the State Geological and
Topographical Commission, created
twenty years ago, and Is charged
with the duty of making a surVey of
the State to determine location of
coals, oils, clays, soils and useful
minerals and waters necessary "to
afford the agricultural, mining, met
allurgical and other interests of the
State a clear insight into 'the char
acter of its resources." Special at
tention is to be given to the mate
rials useful for highway construc
tion. The act takes effect at once
and an appropriation for it will be
carried in the general appropriation
The Governor also signed the fol
lowing Senate bills:
Requiring factories theaters and
other places used by the public to
be equipped with automatic sprink
ler systems or automatic lire alarms
and regulating exits and precau
Amending fiduciary act of 191.
relative to costs in suits and awards
by auditors named ur.der orphans'
court acts.
Regulating procedure in construc
tion of bridges by counties in con
junction with municipalities.
Authorizing Army officers holding
the rank of major or higher and
officers of the judge advocate gen
eral's department to take acknowl
edgements to deeds.
Providing that fines collected for
violation of the acts forbidding
aliens from owning firearms or dogs
shall be paid to the State Game
Amending borough code so that
boroughs may prescribe limits
wherein fireproof buildings must be
Providing that $3O may be ex
pended by counties for headstones
for graves of soldiers, sailors and
Authorizing boroughs to extend
sewer systems outside of limits and
granting eminent domain therefor.
Authorizing railroads owning half
of the stock of another railroad con
nected directly or by intervening
lines to acquire, franchises and
property of the company of which
it owns stock.
Providing for reserves to- out
standing losses of companies insur
ing liability under the State com
pensation acts.
The House bills signed included:
Providing a closed season, for
sturgeon in the Delaware until
March 1. 1922.
Establishing additional require
ments for identification in hunters'
license issuance, including color of
hair and eyes, and in case of nat
uralized foreign-born. nationality
and data regarding naturalization
Authorizing appointment af. .as
sistant county detectives in cowntles
having between 150,000 and 250,000
population, the appointments tm he
| In the Middle of New York ? l
When you're in Hotel Pennsyl- There's a subway station (local and
vania you're convenient to all express) in the building; bus and "
Manhattan. surface lines are at the door; the 1
> At Seventh Avenue and 33rd elevated's half a square east. * ;
I Street (opposite Pennsylvania Sta-" When you get off your train in .
tion), the shopping district is just Pennsylvania Station give your
east of you; theatres immediately bag to a red-cap and take elevator "
to the north; business and financial (on the same level as your train- l
districts in easy reach by rapid- platform) to the hotel's lobby—
transit lines that are li&h tat hand. without going up to the street.
| Hotel Pennsylvania
StatUeoprntxi Opposite Pennsylvania Terminal, NEW YORK
IB aw The Largest Hotel in the World 0
2200 Rooms, 2200 Baths
Delegates to the First Annual Convention of the Dauphin County Firemen's Association'
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*—Photo by Roshon.
made by district attorneys on ap
proval of the court.
Authorizing issuance of such
venires for attendance of jurors at
quarter sesisons court as may be
necessary, this act being designed to
facilitate trial of other cuses when
murder trials are listed.
(Continued From First Page)
to sing "The Htar-Spangled Banner"
12.10—Tug of war by boys of all
12.05 p. m.—Long-distance run
around lake for seventh and
under direction of Professor Rose,
eighth grades.
12.30—Mess call for dinner,
teams and vollyball games to be
Long ball game for two good girl
run off at convenience of the field
1 to 2—Band concert.
2.ls—Show in theater.
4.oo—Spelling match; speakers of
the day; award of prizes.
6.oo—Massed school singing pa
triotic songs.
The athletic events will be run
off under Messrs. Beck, of the Trac
tion Company, and Forrer, and it
was announced today that points
scored are to count as follows: First
place, 5 points; second place, 3
points; third place, 2 points, and
fourth place. 1 point. Points dou
bled for place-winners in spelling
J. Frederik Virgin, of the local
Boy Scouts, promises to have 12 vet
erans from each troop in the dossy
relay race, starts from the
Telegraph Building at 11 a. m., and
parents and friends of ht econtend
ers are herewith asked to make ar
rangements to pick up the lads as
they fall out and motor them on to
the park, for it is a hard, hot trudge
after running a hard race.
Aviator Walter Shaffer, who
kindly volunteered to do cloud
stunts over the park, discovered to
day that the Middletown aviation
plant was shy of a plant, so this
part of the program must be elim
inated. The plane there is under
going repairs.
The traction company will an
nounce in good time just where the
special cars will pull up to carry out
the throngs; the names of contest
ants in all sors tof matches, from
sewing to longball. will be pub
lished in this paper from day to
day, v ditfinc .Jin* and by the
way, lir.tts *Ws~f*lH*ig In now from
every school, the entertainment will
he both diverting and energizing.
Harrisburg Building Leads
Cities of Pennsylvania
In percentage increase in construc
tion projects during May as, compar
ed with figures for the same month in
: 1918. Harrisburg leads all other cities
in Pennsylvania reporting building
statistics to the American Contractor.
Although some of other cities
I have a larger total in the actual cost
of construction the increase in per-
I centuge-ls much lower., In the entire
country, however, only 28 of 164
cities show a decrease in building
.work in May.
I Harrisburg's record for May this
I year was u total of 5? permits for
work costing $173,275; while last
; year there were 27 permits for work
• costing $29,259, an increase of 492
per cent. Philadelphia is second in
the State with an increase of 256
1 per cent, and Altoonu third at 251
I per cent. Reading was the only Penn-
I sylvania city to report a loss.
The average value of permits
taken out during May throughout
j the country was $2,61.4. an indication
] that more permits are being taken
I out for new developments, and few
! er for remodeling and alterations.
New Building Firm
Formally Announced
J. E. Gipple, president of the Har
risburg Real Estate Board and iden
tified with the real estate and in
surance business for nineteen years,
and H. A. Sherk, well-known local
builder for twenty-five years, have
i formed a building firm to be known
as Sherk & Gipple, with offices at
I 1251 Market street, where Mr. Gipple
will also carry on his usual business
| in real estate and insurance.
Mr. Sherk will act as contractor
| and builder, white Mr. Gipple will be
identified with the new firm as sales
agent. Special attention will be de
| voted to the selling and financing of
| new homes and ground will be
: broken almost immediately for
twelve bouses at Twentieth and
! Chestnut streets.
| Only seventh and eighth grades
I will be allowed in track events, but
' in tug-of-war and other events are
j open to the smallest.
It is importan tto under satnd
| that entries may be made right on
j the field before the event starts;
this being done fegcause. of short
| time In r*afcHg perapitfetions ajid
to give all school athletes a chance
I to take part.
Housing Situation to Bo Dis
cussed From Every Angle
Next Thursday
dne of the most important meet
ings of the year at which develop
ment of the home building project
in the city will be discussed will be
held next Thursday evening at the
Penn-Harris Hotel.
O. E. Hawk, president of the
Hawk-Palmer Company, a million
dollar corporation in Youngstown,
Ohio, for building improvements,
will be the principal speaker. Mr.
; Hawk is widely known in Ohio and
has a national reputation in realty
He will speak on "Building, Buy
ing. Selling and Financing Homes.''
j Two years ago at the annual ses
sions of the National Association of
Real Estate Boards held in Mtl
! waukee, Mr. Hawk was one of the
speakers. Many local dealers at
tended the meetings and heard him
at that time.
The meeting on Thursday will
start at 6.30 o'clock with a dinner
at which fully 200 will be present,
it is expected. Arrangements for
this part of the program are being
made by a committee, including
Stanley G. Backenstoss. Edward
Moeelein and A. C. Young.
During the next few days a com
mittee will call individually on all
realty dealers, officers of building
and loan associations, bankers and
builders in the city In an effort to |
have as large an attendance as pos- j
sible of men Interested in realty pro- i
jects. •
The meeting on Thursday will just j
precede the annual sessions of the I
national organization of realty j
boards which will be held in Atlan- j
tic City during the week of June 23. j
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covenant in t"he Peace Treaty. The
existing labor situation in various
countries, coupled with clever Ger
man tactics, had resulted in this
part of the treaty becoming one of
the principal points of attack in the
The Allied reply to the German
proposals will lay stress upon the
character of the permanent repara
tions commission. It will be ex
plained to the Germans that this
commission is not a tyrannical body
but that it will administer its du
ties in a spirit of fairness and so as
to facilitate Germany's economic re
Paris. June 14.. —Confidence was
expressed last night by the British,
French and American delegations to !
the Peace Conference that the reply !
to the German counter-proposals I
would be completed and delivered J
to the Germans on Monday, with a !
provision thai the Germans be given j
two days in which to answer. AVlth
three days of grace before the arm
istice is suspended there would be a
resumption of hostilities on Satur
day, June 21, if the Germans re
luse to sign.
The drafting committee has com
pleted the work of framing the let
ter covering the reply to the German
counter-proposals. It recalls that
the principles upon which the treaty i
is based are such as to preclude i
the Allies from making fundamental I
The Indisposition of the Council
of F6ur to submit the revised Ger
man treaty to a plenary aesgion of
the conference before sending it to
the Germans is causing another pro
test from the small powers. Vwhich
resent ''steam roller" methods.
| may force the calling of another
plenary session, which would cause
further delay.
The small powers are dissatisfied
with assurances that the cliaiigcs
mode In tlie treaty arc slight and
many of the delegates are Insisting
on an opportunity .to fully consider
the tt-euty before it Is presented to
the enemy pence mission.
Omsk, Friday, June 6.—On the
northern end of the front west of
the Ural the Slberish .troops have
captured Glaxov and are advancing
toward Vtatka, an official announce
ment says. On the southern front
there is fighting near Sarapul and
Dear Ufa.
Recent Real Estate
Transfers in City
John Lupoid Estate to Charles E.
Holly, two and one-half-story frame;
[dwelling-, Eurlington, Camp Hill. |
consideration nominal.
Calvin Walters to Robert W. Craw- !
ford, 2 1-2-story frame dwelling,
Earlington, Camp Hill, consideration'
Robert McClelland to L. M. Orr,
3-story brick, 211 Kelker street.
Derry Block Apartment Company
to Samuel Lack, storeroom, storage
building, dwelling house and apart
ment to line of Olivet Presbyterian
Jacob Kerr to S. Harrison, ct al.,
3-story fratse and 2-story frame,
Calder and Susquehanna streets.
S. Harrison, et al., to Lena Etkin,
bakery and dwelling, 625-27 Herr
C. L. la>ng to Irvin R. Rubin,
2 1-2-story stucco dwelling, 2135
Green street.
William J. Sohland, real estate
dealer, 36 North Third street, has
purchased for the Housing Construc
tion Company a large tract of ground
I located at Cloverly Heights. This
I ground fronts on Eighteenth and
| Nineteenth streets,
l This ground will be offered for
I sale within a few days, and thirty
i homes are to be erected at once,
j with more to follow.
[Continued from First Page.]
, banquet of the Harrisburg Real Es
| tate Exchange at the Penn-Harris
I Hotel. As builders and real estate
men get together the in-decision re
[ garding building enterprises is rap
j idly disappearing. There is also
j much gratification over the public
j spirited attitude of the banking in-
I stitutions of the city in making lib
eral loans for home building.
Xenrly n Million
Since January permits have been
issued for construction work which
is to cost $975,535 to complete. This
is larger than the total for all of
1918 which was $912,8)5, caused by
the two permits for intermediate
Some of the larger building opera
tions to get started this month are
the erection by C. L I.ong of the big
apartment house at Front and Boas
streets, at a cost of $120,000: the
construction of about 55 dwellings
which will cost from $3,500 to $lO,OOO
each, and remodeling and new devel
opments at the Moflltt plot in North
Front street.
Within a week or two it is expect
ed a permit will be taken out for re
modeling the Board of Trade build
ing Into an eight-story office build
ing pt a cost of approximately $200,-
000. Henry C. Claster, the owner, has
an architect at work now on the
plans and will award a contract soon.
Many new houses are going up in
the Thirteenth ward near the east
ern city line, fronting on Derry street
and highways crossing it. One of
these dwellings, being constructed
near Twenty-fourth street, will cost
$B,OOO. H. A. Hippie, contractor, is
erecting a number of dwellings, in
that district, and W. J. Pohland has
just taken out a permit to have ten
constructed in that section. Mr. Soil
land also will buijd houses in Kollis
ton street, in the Cloverl, district
and in Green street, above Woodbine.
Fourteen dwellings are to be erect
ed along both sides of Taylor Boule
vard just, outside Reservoir Park. At
the Moffltt plot the residence wtil be
remodeled and converted into an
apartment house at a cost of $20,000,
another stone residence will be built
along Front street on the plot for
$lO,OOO, and three brick houshs will
be constructed fronting on Second
Just west of Bellevue Park, at 1914
Chestnut street, a two and one-half
story brick dwelling costing $6,000
is to be built and at Twenty-second
and Chestnut G. A. Flinck is erect
ing another which will also cost $6.-
During June, 1918, building opera
tions costing $28,800 were started
while during the present month per
mits have been issued for work to
cost $402,J50.
State Can Now Run
Its Own Quarries
Approval" of Hhe act authorizing the
State Highway Department to buy
and operate quarries was announced
to-day at the office of the Governor,
which, it is said at the department,
will enable the State to push work of
construction and maintenance of
highways at a more rapid rate and
jyevent. the Commonwealth being
compelled to pay high prices for ma
Thompson tow n. Pa., June 14. A
reception to the returned soldiers
was held In the Center Lutheran
church on Thursday evening. A
number of the boys of the 73th Divi
sion have returned to this district.—
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Schlegel and Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Hull are at Philadel
phia. Children's services will be
held In the Lutheran church to-mor
row evening. B. H. Branthoffer
was at Lewistown on Wednesday.—
J. C. Tennis of New York, spent the
week-end at the Tennis home.
Abram Landis and family of Ephrata,
visited friends in the county recently.
—Roy Colyer of Harrlsburg and Mr.
and. Mrs. Cloyd Colyer and children,
of Hollldaysburg, visited their par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. William Colyer.—
The Rdv. Walter E. Brown is attend
ing commencement exercises at Sus
quehanna University, Selinsgrove.
Mrs. 8. F. v Metz and little son are
visiting friends In Philadelphia.
Miss Irene Hepner of Rlchfleld is
a guest of Miss Margaret Hood.
Mrs. Mary Metz of Allenaville, Mifflin
county Is visiting her son. Dr. 3. F.
Metz. >— Methodist Episcopal quar
terly conference was held In the
Methodist church Wednesday after
noon. The Rev. H. O. Gutshall pas
tor. Miss Bertha Kearns is spend
ing the week In Mifflin county.
Members of Governor's Troop
in Spanish "War Service Meet
at Mount Gretna Camp Site
Yesterday the annual reunion of
the Veteran Association of the Gov
ernor's Troop, Pennsylvania Volun
teer Cavalry, which was in foreign
service in Porto Rico in the Span-*
ish-American War in 1898. took I
place on the site of the campground
occupied by the cavalry command at '
Mount Gretna when the Pennsylva- '
nla National Guard was mobilized
for war service. Nearly fifty were
In the party yesterday. Including
families friends, and an enjoy
able day was spent in the woods
near the Hotel Conewago.
A new flag was placed at the top
of the steel mast over the monu
ment marking the camp site and it
will float there until next year's
Letters were read at the business
meeting of the association from
members who were unable to attend
the meeting and who are located in
various part of the United States
and several who are still in the
service in France. Ten members of
the Governor's Troop who served in
the Spanish-American War aifd were
in the expedition to Porto Rico,
were in the great World's War in
the past two years?. most of them
on foreign soil. They are as fol
lows: Major Edwin A. Nicodemus,
Major William L. Adams,* Major
Benjamin W. Kline, Captain W.
Stuart Barker. Captain Frank A.
j Awl. Captain Horatio V. S. Negus,
| Lieutenant John A. Good, Sergeant
! William R. Bigler, Sergeant Edward
L. Riley and Sergeant Herbert S.
1 Houck. „
! At the election of officers at the
j business meeting the following were
chosen: President, Jacob F. Wolf,
| Lebanon; vice-president. William K.
j Byrnes, Philadelphia: treasurer, W.
I Stuart Barker, Harrisburg; secre
, tary, Jonas K. Relet, Steelton; his-
I torian. William S. Y'oungman, Bos
! ton; executive committee, Edward
| L. Riley, George C. Jack, John W.
Springer. John A. Good and David
I E. Wenrick.
j Eighteen members of the associa
tion died, since the trpop was mus
tered out of service in Is9B,
2612 Lexington St.
Price $3,600
222 Market Street
- Real Estate
"A listing means
a sale' 7
Realty Co.
331 Market St.
Own Your Own Home
Sherk and Gipple
Builders of Better Homes
Oujr business is building substantial homes anywhere in Harrisburg and vicinity. We
will furnish the lot, plan and a correct' estimate, or we will furnish estimate for your
plan on lot you already have or expect to acquire.
H. A. Sherk t J. E. Gipple |
Builder Sales Agent.
Bell Phone Bell Phono
Members Harrisburg Real Estate Board
JUNE 14, 1919.
Gospel Tank Will Start
Busy Season Tomorrow
The Gospel tank of the P. R. R Y.
M. C. A., will start the summer sea
son tomorrow. The program arrang
ed indicates a busy time. The first
stopping place will be Forrest and
Moore streets. Services will be held
every Sunday evening, weather per
mitting at a certain point. A fea
ture of the by this tank will be
the pictures. For this .season Ira
P. Dean, religious secretary has se
BRICK GARAGE built on lot 50x150, located in Camp j;
; Hill, equipped with water, electric light and heat. Part of ; |
] | building is a 2-story brick 40x40, balance one story con- ! I
!! Crete, 50x50. Storage room for 20 cars. This property is \
! < well located for automobile repair and accessory business. \ [
11 Cumberland, brick construction eqilipped with water, gas, j j
I! electric lights and heat. Lot 50x150. Building, 33x60. So ;[
j; constructed as to be readily .changed into residence, store ]!
]| or factory. ;l
Second and Walnut Sts.
Own Your Own Home
\,V I f
Houses or Ground (Anywhere)
At Prices and Terms to Suit.
Your Interest To See Me
C. Vernon Rettew
1911 Derry Street
Select yours—or see the plans of
30 Homes to be erected there.
Security Trust Bldg. 36 No. Third St.
r 7 y
j Will not be on the market long—thirteen rooms and two bath rooms;
j all modern improvements; plot 130x204. Inspect it. Corner Harris
and Cameron.
cured the flneet series of pietpree
ever shown In Harriaburg. Ths Ser
vice starts soon after sunset. ' a
special arrangement the picture will
be shown before dark. The list ol
include tnapy Harriaburg*
era and other from out of town; i)iv
certain occasions the Gospel tlltlw"
will sing.
Everything Built Strong
la braced diagonally, like the j
platen of—the Philadelphia
Diamond Grid Storage Bat-','"
tery, which, both we and the
(iunrnotcr FOP IS
Service Station
Repairing carefully done
Expert re-charging
Winter storage and care
Philadelphia Diamond Grid
"Red Rental" Batteries 25
cents per day. while repairing
and re-charging your old bat
Your trouble may be In , u
the switch, or wiring, or
brushes, or generator, ,or
spark-plugs, or gasoline feed.
Find out for sure by our
Drive In or Phone
68 S. Cameron Street.
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