Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, June 27, 1919, Page 10, Image 10

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LEGISLATIVE SESSION JUST CLOSED ONE
OF THE MOST CONSTRUCTIVE MEETINGS OF
PENNSYLVANIA LAW MAKERS EVER HELD
Leadership of Governor Sproul Accomplishes Wonders and Leaves Him at End of Session Even More Popular
Than When He Was Inaugurated; Workmen's Compensation, Teachers' Salaries, Capitol Extension
and Other Big Measures Enacted; Good Work of General Snyder Provides Needed Funds
Walter J. Christy, writing in the
| Pittsburg Gazette - Times on the
work of the Legislature, says:
"The 123 d session of the Pennsyl
vania General Assembly adjourned
at noon yesterday leavir.-g a record of
achievement behind it which will
mark it as one of the greatest con
structive meetings the lawmakers of
this Commonwealth have ever held.
From the day of its organization
until the gavels fell the legislators
' have been under the guiding hand
of Governor William C. Sproul. Prac
tically their last act was to listen
to an address by him, a thing un
precedented at least in the modern
history of Pennsylvania Legislatures.
The Executive was given a reception
just as cordial as the one accorded
him when he delivered his inaugural
address, which all goes to show that
• his leadership has been of a char
acter to draw men to him. The har
monious spirit shown is not usually
found in the dying hour of a legisla
tive body.
"Governor Sproul smashed prece
dents when he appeared in the House
and addressed the members of the
two bodies, sketching briefly some of
the big things they had accomplish
ed by their work in the last six
months. The cordiality of his recep
tion could not help but please him.
During the months since he became
Governor he has put through a won
derful program of constructive legis
lation, and in doing so it was neces
sary at times to tramp on the toes
of individuals and interests. It must
have been gratifying to him to de
duct from the enthusiastic applause
which greeted his utterances and
the ovation he received when he ap
peared before the lawmakers that
the legislators are going back home
Just 50 June Bride Carving Sets
Will Go On Sale This Week
I
On the Club Plan $1 Down and
.....$1 Monthly
I This is an extraordinary
offer for June brides.
Every household should
have a good Carving Set
I and this is an opportunity
W.j 'ajg"to get one at a very low
price and for a small
amount down. You may
buy this Carving Set for
„ , . e*. ■ aa nr $1 down and $1 a month
Complete Set For $4.95 on the club plan. The set
is complete. The handles of the pieces are real mother of pearl and are finished with
sterling silver ferrules and are hand carved. The blades are continental steel. This
offer is for this week only because the supply is limited and they will sell very quickly
Save Money and Ice, Buy a Burns Refrigerator
| Family Size Refrigerator, sll
■ This Refrigerator is well built throughout and will hold a gen
erous piece of ice. It is metal lined and has wire shelf in the food
compartment. The cabinet is well finished. This price is remark
ably low and we cannot assure you that we will have many more
of this size refrigerator at this price when this stock is disposed of.
Large Size Top Refrigerator, sl9
This Refrigerator is white enameled lined and has two wire
shelves. The ice chamber will hold eighty pounds of ice. The
food compartment is large and shaped to hold a big supply.
"Chef" Fireless Cookers
Special Sale and Demonstration
Next Week Monday, June 30 to Thursday, July 3
Under the Personal Direction of
Miss May B. Alrich
Club Plan Arrangements For Purchasing
A "Chef" Fireless Cooker May Be Arranged
Extra Special! Extra Special! Extra Special!
Porch Rocker Porch Swing Garden Hose
$3.50 $2.95 $2.49"
Large, high back, wide Substantially built This offer for this week
arm Porch Rocker, nat- ro^t^'^ith" 1 chads'; ° nly - Twent y-five feet of
ural finish, slats in the ready to hang, at this at- Rubber Garden Hose,
back. Good strong posts. tractive price. complete with nozzle.
FRIDAY EVENING, 1 HXMUSBURO d9Bk TELEGR3Cra JUNE 27, 19T9.
proud of the fact they followed his
lead.
Governor Used Persuasion
"In his dealings with the Legisla
tue, the Governor has not attempted
to drive. He used persuasion instead
of the whip. He discussed his pro
jects with legislators and succeeded
iiv having them see them as he did.
Standing with him and helping to
work out his program was that other
leader of men, Senator William E.
Crow, of Fayette, chairman of the
Republican State committee, and
recognized leader of the Genei-al As
sembly. The tasks sometimes de
volving upon him were difficult, but
in his quiet way he successfully
worked them out. Another strong
ally was W. Harry Baker, secretary
of the Senate, the legislative expert
of Pennsylvania, and a man whose
counsel is always valuable. In the
House the men who had a large
share in successfully steering the
Governor's legislative program wore
John W. Vickerman, Allegheny;
William T. Ramsey, Delaware, and
John M. Flyirn, Elk. While the
latter is a Democrat, he cast aside
partisan feeling and worked with
the Governor for the upbuilding of
the State. Especial credit is due Mr.
Flynn for his work on the sedition
and teachers' salary increase legisla
tion.
"The appropriation situation was
handed by William J. McCaig, of
Pittsburgh, chairman- of the House
committee. He worked with the
Governor, and received the gratify
ing compliment of both bodies
unanimously accepting the general
appropriation bill without sending it
to a conference committee. This in
dicates that the serpent, which has
so often found a resting place in this
legislation, was not allowed to enter,
at this session.
"A statement issued by Chairman
McCaig shows the total appropria
tions of the Legislature to be $104,-
$77,715.18, as against about $86,000,-
000 two years ago. With possible
revenues of at least $105,000,000 for
the next two years. Mr. McCaig ex
pects the bills will be approved
about as they were sent to the Gov
ernor. The important items which
go to make up the total of more than
$104,000,000 are:
General Appropriation bill, $44,188.-
193.48 ; bills already approved by the
Governor. $17,269,801.01 ; State institu
tions, $7,364,337.98 ; semi-State insti
tutions, $1,703,850 ; hospitals, $6,323,-
800 ; sanatoria, $167,700 ; homes, $1,209,-
085.64 ; higher education. $3,894,713.57 ;
teachers salary increases and miscellan
eous matters, $21,938,227.50. The gen- 1
eral appropriation bill carries the money
to run the various branches of the
government and the schools.
Snyder"s Good Work
The increased revenues are due to
the vigorous and scientific manner in
which Auditor General Charles A. Sny
der has conducted his office. His col
lection of taxes has* far exceeded all
predecessors. He is figuring on collec
tions of more than $47,000,000 this year.
Legislation he had had passed is ex
pected to greatly increase these figures
in the near future.
Tcaeliors' Salaries ,
At an early hour this morning
the conference report on the
teachers' salary increase bill was put
through Iboth branches. There was
some disposition by men from small
counties to question the legislation, but
Mr. Flynn's explanation was convincing
and the measure went through. It is a
big question and will take time to adjust
all of the various angles. In its final I
form it is the work of the Governor.
Dr. Thomas E. Finegan, Superintendent
of Public Instruction, and Representa
tives William T. Ramsey, J. I. Woodruff
and John M. Flynn, and Senators James
B. Weaver, Morris Einstein and C. W.
Sones, members of the House and Sen
ate Conference committee.
\The bill makes available for teachers'
salary increases during the next two
i years $10,450,000. This is provided by
a straight appropriation of $6,000,000
and $4,500,000, or so much as is neces
sary, is diverted to the payment of the
State's share of the increases-from the
regular school appropriation of SIB,OOO
- carried in the general appropriation
i hill. This diverted sum has been used
in the past to pay the Commonwealth's
share of minimum salaries. Now, the
districts must pay the full minimum
salaries and contribute their share to
the salary increases. The minimum
salaries fixed by the bill are S6O, S7O
and SBO a school month, according to
the grade of certificate held by the
teacher. The present rates are $45,
$55 and S6O.
Each teacher, principal and other. In
structor In the second, third and fourth
class districts, holding a certificate
other than provisional, and who for the
school years of 1918 and 1919 received
a salary of less than SIOO a school
month, and whose salary is not in
i creased by at least 25 per cent, by the
new minimum salaries, are to receive
an increase of 25 per cent. These re
ceiving SIOO and not more than $l5O
a school month get a 20 per cent, in
crease ; these receiving more than $l5O
and not more than S2OO go up 15 per
cent, and those receiving more than
*2OO are given a 10 per cent., increase.
t„i , s< * Pond - t hird and fourth class dis
of the State Wi " pay as lts share
of the salary increase as follows: Hold
ers of provisional certificates employed
BC h°°ls, $lO a school month,
certm . ° ! e . r holders of provisional
cert ficates, $o a month ; holders of pro
fessional or State normal school certi
era I' 2 ' 60 B m °" th = b °' d
ers of state Normal school di
plomas, county permanent. State or col
l^ e pr ° v isi° n l certificates, S2O a month
salaried ™ nin portlon °f such
salaries, with percentage of Increase
" Provided for shall be paid by the
school district."
addition to the minimum salary
"he State P °th°V eqUil ' ed to be paid by
the State, the Commonwealth will pay
to each rural school teacher, holding
$5 TZT hl *r than p -vlslonaf
Is defined """"h- - Th<! term
a It * , meanin * any school, not
countav nr .° 1 ia 'be open
tion Final S "? al1 centers of popula j
is "rural" i °" 88 to wbpn a
Cent ofPublie V Tns e , rr e Sl """- inten -
Tho ß r° , ''?", n,zatlon Measures
Providing foe *" re hus passcd Dills
PanizaGon in S ,° mC fo, mof rp or- !
an P n in almost everv donm-i
practically' 16 State *°vernment. Jr. j
Hmi v. w every case the let*-'
et™.. - been dictated bv the Gy
makingnth be ut,liz ed by ium'in
tactile lh o„ d i eP d. rtmen,s racro ef
hhn in 2 < J" Iy disappointment for
ttaT fnllnrn f legislation was
DeDßri!noßf get tho Conservation
Department constructed along lines
be )n dps ' rcd . b"t as he had so many
hings to attend to, it was necessary
to abandon this bill. The important
the°?oii rUC^° n bills havc ,0 do with
w foll< "y in P departments:
pnrwotm ° Hi P hwa >'. Education,
SW m ~o f State Police and
Adjutant * la rshal Departments, i
Bankw General. Agriculture,
vtatan K V P r ' nt,n P. Document Di-
PHntine £ rinti . ng and Legislative
n2 n ' Forestry, Grounds and
?nd i n 5 S ' , alth - Insurance. Labor
the Commonwealth. Secretarv of In
sotf Affairs, Workmen's Compen-
Ono r?h U and S,ate Quarantine,
o-00l L the "nportant laws which
fin!? department reorganiza- I
kinds he eS Ki t u at reports of all I
otP f published bienniallv in
mnn'th? anpually or even weekly or
monthly as in some cases. The Gov- '
or * s to determine what is to ho
published. This will result in an im
mense saving of money and at the
same time will expedite the issuing
of essential publications. This legis-
Uo , n on n?°VP led u Mth the reorganiza
alinr h... Printing Department
aling business lines will keep thou
sands of dollars in' the treasury
(The Governor is authorized to
c *l>erts to work along cer
wiV?hhe?'P e ?' nnd one of 'heir duties!
PI o prepare far In advance I
of the Legislature for revenue and
appropriation legislation. The pres
ent methods of handling these sub
jects are unsatisfactory and un
businesslike. The work can be ex
pedited and the uncertainty as to
possible revenues to a great extent
removed by beginning the session of
the Legislature with some fixed idea
tures receipts and expendi-
In^ the reorganization scheme of
the Executive Department, the of
"? e ° f Executive Controller has been
abolished and practically all of the
work performed by has been
passed along to the Auditor Gen
eral s Department. The Governor
Has also had the law repealed which
made it necessary for him to pass
upon a great mass of vouchers.
Welfare Commission
A new department is the Public
Welfare Commission, a reconstruc
tion of the Commission of Public
Safety and Defense authorized by
the 1917" Legislature to handle war
questions. The commission consists
of the Governor, Lieutenant Gov
ernor, State Treasurer. Auditor Gen
eral and Adjutant General. It is
[ to be managed by an executive di
rector. The commission is charged,
when it deems necessary, to pre
pare for the defense and security of
the Commonwealth, the safety of its
people, and the protection and pres
ervation of their property. It is au
thorized to undertake measures for
the Americanization of foreign-born
residents and for the interpretation
to the American-born of the life and I
ideals of the allies of the United I
States. j
Th commission is authorized to !
investigate, aid and ass'st any ac
tivity having for its purpose the bet
terment of social, educational, agri
cultural or industrial conditions. It
may Invite the affiliation with itself
of all or any relief associations. It
has authority to organize agencies
designed to perpetuate the deeds,
records and achievements of the sol
diers, sailors and marines and of
rltizens and organizations of the
State active during the war with
Germany and Austria nnd to prepare
and print a history of these achieve
ments. An appropriation of $500.-
000 is made to the commission. In
the event of the suspension of the
activities of the commission, the
Governor may designate the Depart- I
ment of Labor and Industry, the
Department of Public Instruction, I
the Department of Health or any
or all of them to carry on such por
tions of the work as he may direct.
Great Highway Program
The accomplishment which seems
the largest in the Sproul administra
tion is the work being done in the
Highway Department. As a Senator,
Governor Sproul was the father of
the great roads movement in Penn
sylvania, and now that it is within
his power to work out his plans, ho
is bending every effort to the task.
It is generally agreed that his ap
pointment of Lewis S. Sadler, as
Commissioner of Highways, could
not have been improved upon. The
Legislature has given him all of the
necessary legislation for the reor
ganization of the department in or
der to bring it to the highest stand
ard of efficiency.
At the same election in which
Governor Sproul was chosen, the
voters of the State approved the
$50,000,000 road bond issue. The
Governor saw to it that the first ad
ministration legislation provided the
necessary laws for the inauguration
of the greatest road-building pro
gram ever undertaken by any State.
Included in this was the bill for the
sale of the bonds. This week bids
were received on the sale of $12,-
000,000 of this paper, and the high
est bidder offered almost 103.53,
which brings in a premium of $423,-
5 40. The necessary sinking fund leg
islation for the interest and retire
ment of the bonds has been pro
vided.
During the next two years the
department will have available for
construction and maintenance $61,-
117,000, of which almost $49,000,-
000 will be used in construction. In
the two years $30,000,000 of the
bond money is to be spent. From
the Federal government the State
will receive in that period over $lO,-
917,000. The maintenance fund is
figuring on receiving $11,000,000
from motor license fees, in the four
years the State will have over SIOO,-
000,000 to spend in roads. At the
same time at least a score of coun
ties will be expending the proceeds
of large highway bond issues they
are floating.
There are now 1,400 miles of im
proved roads on Pennsylvania's pri
mary highway system. During the
next two years Commissioner Sad
ler expects to add to this 1,500
miles, making a total of 2,900 miles
and during the same period coun
ties will be constructing highways
which will connect with these main
routes of the State. At the end of
the Sproul administration the mile
age of improved roads in Pennsyl
vania will be far in excess of that of
any other Commonwealth.
Pnblle Schools
Following the death of Dr. Nathan
C. Schaeffer, Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, Governor Sproul
started the reorganization of the
educational department and he ex
pects to make it one of the most
efficient .in the United States. After
a lengthy search for a man to head
the department he secured the serv
ices of Dr. Thomas E. Finegan, long
prominent in the educational work
of New York State.
n ® alary ot Superintendent of
Public Instruction had been $5,000
a year, but in order to secure a man
of proper type, the Legislature, at
the request of the Governor, in
creased the compensation to $12.-
000 a year. In order to put Dr.
(t Harrisburg's Dependable Store "
>~pHE entire structure of Wm. Strouse & Co's es- :.]|
tabJishment is built on one word—Confidence—
for unless you feel that what a store represents as
true is absolutely correct, you had better not deal
And it is this feeling of Confidence, knowing that V' f1
when Wm. Strouse says a garment is of REAL Or 2 4®W/i
VALUE it is so, that has made us in truth \ji[ .AilfiW Jf '
' 'Harrisburg's Dependable Store.'' j| ||||^!;
If you havfen't seen the array of 4 'Palm Beaches," , (Kni?
"Cool Cloths," Panama Cloths and Silk Suits dis- 7
played here, then you are missing the finest show- iff. If
ing of Men's summer suits in the city, j | J\ ml mm!'% .\
111111 lirf
Many handsome models and beautiful fabcies are f\|p
in the selection, and it will be to your advantage fffi
to see them. If f ™ fg
Palm Beaches are $13.50--$15.0,0~516.50-$lB
Wm. Strouse Cloth Suits are $25--S3O-$35
Now Is the Time to Prepare For the 4th
Our Underwear Department is the | Metric Silk Shirts represent the
most complete to be found anywhere— utmost in "shirtdom" for the well-
Lewis, Vassar, Rockinchair and Varsity, dressed man. The patterns are most
known throughout the nation as four of beautiful and the quality is unsurpassed,
the best makes —and Wm. Strouse & Co. If you've never had the pleasure of wear
have them all. You'll find every gar- ing one, come to Wm. Strouse & Co. and
ment in our stock, and of excellent qual- be better pleased than you ever have
ity and comfort. been with silk shirts.
Attractive Bathing Suits are to $7.00
310 Market St. Harrisburg, Pa.
Finegan in complete control of the
educational system, another bill
which is on the desk of the Gov
ernor makes him the chief execu
tive officer of the State Board of
Education. Heretofore the State
Board of Education and the Super
intendent of Public Instruction were
working along separate lines. An
other bill to assist in the reorgan
ization of the department provides
that one of the deputy superintend
ents shall be paid $7,500 and the
other deputy $6,000 a year. The
Governor has announced that Dr.
J. George Becht, Secretary of the
State Board of Education, is to be
come the first assistant to Dr. Fine
gan.
In uodition to the usual large ap
propriation Pennsylvania makes to
her schools, this Legislature has
made available $8,400,000 to be
spent in the next two years in in
creasing the salaries of the teach
ers of the public schools. Generally
speaking, a sum equal to this will
be paid by the school districts for
the same purpose. The measure to
carry out this plan is the Woodruff
bill which is now on the desk of the
Governor. It fixes minimum salaries
at S6O, S7O and SBO, according to
the grade of a certificate held by the
teacher. The bill requires school dis
tricts to pay the minimum salaries.
In first class districts school nurses
share in the increase.
in order 1o make it possible for
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to take
care of their share of the salary in
crease which is on a straight fifty
fifty basis with the State, the tax
levy in first class districts was in
creased. The bill has been signed
A Quick and Harmless
Rheumatism Remedy
That Has Driven All Agony from
Hundreds of Despairing
Sufferers.
Be fair to yourself, you sufferer
from rheumatism, no matter what
form. Get from your druggist a pack
age of Kheuma, the guaranteed pre
scription. Use the entire bottle, and
if you don't think it has given you
quick and sure relief, say so, and you
can have your money back.
Isn't that a lair offer? Can you see
any deceit about it? What chance do
you take? Absolutely none.
Then get a bottle of ltheuma today.
It's a reputable physician's prescrip
tion, altogether different from reme
dies usually prescribed free from nar
cotics, and perfectly harmless.
Rheuma acts on the kidneys and
helps to force the uric acid from the
swollen joints and other lodging
places. It pleases you in a day; it
makes you hopeful and happy in a
week. It has released from bondage
rheumatic sufferers who thought
nothing would give relief. It should
do as much for you—it seldom fails.
Konnedy's drug store will supply you
and guarantee money back if not sat
isfied.
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COKSb
m~M~W W 1 BUNIONS
CALLUSES
GORGAS DRUG STORES
V— ■
by the Governor and fixes a limit in
Philadelphia of seven mills for 1920
and eight mills for 1921 and there
after. In Pittsburgh because that
school board assumed the bonded
indebtedness of numerous subdls-
This Season's Greatest Foot Value
Hundreds of smart new models in every white fabric,
and every pair at such substantial savings that you should
buy your whole Summer's supply here and now.
White Canvas Oxfords and
Pumps for women, growing girls,
misses and children. .. , ' v 'l
Women's White Canvas Oxfords, lace
shoes, high or low heel; worth d"| qo ft* |2
$3.00 a pair. Special wI.J/O ft'
Women's White Sea Isle Can
vas Oxfords, in medium or Q'i*"
Louis heels, with tip or plain '
toe. Wonderful value. <£> A /fj ""
Special .. ■
$2.50 Growing Girl's White] Women's White Fine Weave
Canvas Oxfords, low or djl QB Canvas Pumps, with full covered
military heel vr m. Louis heels and hand turned
i i i soles. Brand new <fcO QB
styles
Misses' White Canvas Lace mmmm^
Shoes, English or regular toe. ss.oo Women's White Canvas
White enameled soles and heels. Sport Oxfords, with rubber soles
Unusual d-l aq an( } heel. tfl gn
vadue_ LJ _ : _ LJLJ^_L _ ; _. w X *TZf O 1 .D*7
Misses' and Children's Whitel Infants' Barefoot Sandals,
Canvas Mary Jane Pumps. Sizes sizes 1 to 5,
Misses' White Canvas Ox- Misses' and Children's Lace
fords. Splendid d 1 QC Foot Sandals, in tan lotus calf
value * A '*° 98C 10 $1.69
Children's White Canvas But- 1
ton Shoes. Sizes up to 11. Spe- Misses' and Children's Keds
eially priced for today and QQ. ankle strap; siees up no
Saturday to 2 "OC
Boys' Champion Boys' Scout
Tennis Shoes and Shoes; tan elk
Oxfords in brown, , u P .P er " solid
A I, , ... leather oak soles,
-<&& black or white. An ng
Special, iD6,y5
98c Men's Tan Calf
' : Boys' U. S. Sue- a n q^
tion Sole Tennis
„V. „ e hSr $1 Men's Scout
trimmed, sizes up shoeß in black or
<6l QO soles. Every pair
x PIS7O guaranteed to
- give the best of
Sizes 2 % to 6, service. Special,
$2.45 $3.45
FACTORY OUTLET SHOE CO.
Seulh™ SHora 16 N. 4th St.
trict boards, a limit of seven and
one-half mills for 1920 and eight
and one-half for 1921 or any year
thereafter until such assumed bond
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