Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 20, 1919, Page 5, Image 5

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Five Men From Each District
Will Be Appointed on
Wilkes-BnPrc, Aug. 20. —The trl
ciistrict convention of United Mine
Workers of America has decided to
refer the wage scale and other de
mands to a committee of fifteen,
five from each district. The com
mittee is to be named to-day. Noth
ing official was broached regarding
the nature of the demands, but the
sentiment in the main features will
be an eight-hour day for all classes
of mine workers and a wage in
crease of fifty per cent.
The representatives of the three
anthracite colliery districts Nos. 1,
7 and 9, of the United Mine Work
ers of America, yesterday wer.-t on
record for a decrease of their work
ing hours and for a boost of wages
to sixty per cent, above the pres
ent level, which includes war bon
The demand represents the offi
cial claim of 14,000 workers, and it
will be finally laid before the na
tional delegates at the Cleveland
convention in September.
John L. Lewis, acting president of
the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, was called from Indianapolis
yesterday to take charge of the an
thracite workers' meeting. Until he
arrived the business was in charge
of Thomas L. Kennedy of the Ha*'—
ton region.
Insurgents who have bolted the
union and are still contesting the
election of officers in district No. 1
attended yesterday's sessions, but re
mained quiet. It was possible de
velopments from them that caused
the national officer to be called to the
An effort will be made to tone
down the anthracite demands before
final action is taken at the conven
tion. It is believed the curtailment
of hours will be stricken out of the
present demands, but that the draft
of agreement to be offered the op
erators in 1920 will insist upon the
HO per cent, wage increase unless
living conditions are ameliorated.
Under the rule of the past the in
crease would be transferred to the
price of coal.
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Railway Executives Suggest
Federal Board With
Broad Powers
I Washington, Aug. 20. Recom
j mendations of the Association of
Railway Executives for return of
the railroads to private operation
under conditions that will insure
adequate revenue and maximum
service to the public were laid bc-
I fore the House Committee on Inter
state and Foreign Commerce to-day
by Thomas N. Dewitt Cuyler, chair
man of the association.
Congress, under the plan, would
direct the Interstate Commerce
Commission "to approve rates which
will enable the railroads to be self
sustaining." The rate regulating
authority to be vested exclusively
in the central commission and re
gional subcommissions. There would
be no guarantee of income or divi
dends by the Government.
Would Have Broad Powers
Broad regulatory powers would be
vested in a Federal transportation
board to be created as a co-ordin
ate body with the Interstate. Com
merce Commission. This board, to
be composed of three commissioners
appointed by the President, would
be charged with general oversight of
transportation from the point of view
of the public interest. It would re
lieve the Interstate Commerce Com
mission of all functions except rate
regulation, valuation and account
In regulating rates the commis
sion would act upon certiiicaticyi by
the board from time to time of the
amount of revenues needed by a
railroad to pay operating expenses
and a "fair return" on the value of
its properties and maintain credit
sufficient to attract new capital
necessary for the expansion of facil
ities. It was believed, Mr. Cuyler
said, the railroads should have from
$700,000,000 to $1,000,000,000 of
new capital annually for expansion
of facilities to meet the growth of
population and industry.
To Distribute Traffic
The proposed board also would
have authority to distribute traffic
when necessary to relieve congestion
of certain lines, to require the use
of joint terminals when in the pub
lic interest, and, in times of national
emergency to consolidate all lines
into a unified system. It also was
recommended that Congress author
ize the consolidation of existing lines
into strong, competitive systems,"
when considered to be in the public
The association recommended, Mr.
Cuyler said, a great unification of
public regulation of the railroads
bv broadening national control. It
believed, he said, there should be
exclusive national control of the is
sue of securities and the expendi
ture of new capital. Provision for
Federal incorporation of interstate
carriers also was advocated.
"To avoid the risk of financial dis
aster," upon' return of the roads to
private operation, Mr. Cuyler said
the railway executives believed it
necessary that the guaranteed stand
ard return from the Government be
continued until it was possible to
"restore the equilibrium between
revenues and expenses," and make
the carriers again self supporting.
It was proposed that this readjust
ment of rates be undertaken by the
Interstate Commerce Commission in'
consultation with the Director Gen
eral of railroads and the proposed
Federal transportation board.
Not Bragging About the
Program, but Just Wait
and See What Happens
A "back to the land" movement j
will be fostered by more than two I
hundred Harrisburgers to-morrow |
afternoon, when the members of the
Hirrlaburg Chamber of Commerce
will go to Guadaloupe, just back of
Fort Hunter, for their annual picnic.
The trip will be made in automobiles
from Market Square at 12.15 o'clock,
and the return to the city will be
made shortly after supper in the eve
A certain amount of secrecy has
shrouded the arrangements for the
big picnic. Mercer B. Tate, chair
man of the committee in charge, for
instance, is not bragging about the
stunts and plans that have been ar
Other members are equally reti
cent, merely nodding knowingly
when they are asked about the huge
affair. The picnic committee, how
ever, wouldn't assume such a satis
fied air, if it didn't have everything
in completion for a bang-up success,
said one Chamber member to-day.
Mr. Tate was talking about
things this morning.
"There will be lunch and supper,"
he said, "and transportation to the
grounds and back. We have plenty
of automobiles. Fcr further infor
mation, come out and see for your
Carlisle. Pa., Aug. 20. The fol
lowing Pennsylvania overseas con
valescent soldiers have arrived at
the United States Army General
Hospital No. 31:
Francesco It. Bruelli, private,
Sykesville; Charles A. Dill, private,
Bradford; Itichard J. Sullivan, priv
ate, McKeesport; Joseph J. Speeler,
private, Pittsburgh; Thomas Montig
ney, private, Wiikes-Barre; William
K. Ritchey, private, Breezewood;
Charles Shoemaker, private, Allen
town; Stanley Andrews, private,
Fair Chance; Russell Williams, priv
ate, Sugar Notch; Carl R. Schifiidt,
corporal, Harrisburg; Walter E.
Aument, private, Lancaster; Carl
Schlemmer, sergeant, Punxsutawney;
Fred Drexler, private, Altoona; Ed
gar I. Wilson, f private, Gilton;
Joseph Grillo, private, Butler; Doyle
Larish, private, Berwick; David J.
Irwin, mechanic, Washington;
George W. Gallagher, private. Gar
rick; George A. Gross, cook, Golds
boro; Edward L. Hinkle, private,
Harrisburg; George 11. Lick, priv
ate, Erie; George B, Fort, musician,
Harrisburg; Michael Snee, corporal,
Kingston; Jesse C. MeClellan, priv
ate, Renfrew; Earl Lundquist, cor
poral, Gil City; Oscar Kestler, priv
ate, Millmont; Clarence Lytle, priv
ate, Lilly; Jerome Balmer, corporal,
Youngs town, 0., Aug. 20. One
hundred and eighteen Russians, al
leged Bolshevists, are held in the
county jail to-day as the result of
a raid bf- Federal officials last night
. on un alleged Bolshevik meeting in
East Youngstown. Highly rudical
speeches were made, it is said. An
automobile load of red flags and
Bolshevik propaganda were seized,
i Federal officials said charges of
■edition would be filed.
Use McNeil's Cold Tablets. AdY,.'
Flying Men Are Pleased With
Ground at Cameron and
Maelav Streets
Following the action taken by the
City Council yesterday in adopting
I the resolution of Mayor Keister that
] the city gain the consent of the State
ito take over the tract of land be
tween the P. R. R. yards and the
i Pennsylvania State Insane Hospital,
I for an aviation landing ground, an
i inspection of the sit was made yes
terday afternoon. t
V. Grant Forrer, with Colonel
James B. Kemper and Lieutenants
Liggett and Gunther, of the Trans
continental Route Mapping Squad
ron, made a visit to the Held and
j the two flying officers thoroughly
inspected it from every viewpoint.
Both officers were unanimous in
their statement that they would not
hesitate to bring their ship into
the field just as it is now.
Lieutenant Liggett, who came In
from Hazelhurst Field two weeks
ago and was forced to land at the
small field near Middletown with
the result that he nosed over and
smashed up his landing gear, was en
tirely satisfied. "We can use this
field as a 'three-way' approach field
without any trouble whatever, and
with a little work it can be con
verted into a 'four-way' field, he
said. "Of course, the small ditches
in the middle of the field will have
to be drained and the fence removed,
but that can be done very easily.
The soil is sufficiently well packed to
permit landing in the worst weather.
It is essential that Ilarrisburg get
busy and put the field in shape, so
that the next time planes come
over the city looking for a place to
come in. they will see the big white
'P 53' (Harrisburg's official designa
tion) from a long distance.
Held in Good Shape
Lieutenant Gunther was equally
enthusiastic about the possibilities
of the Cameron and Maclay streets
f To Insure the High Quality of
Transportation to which Packard
Owners are Accustomed
I *
IT is a fixed Packard principle that price is will tell you that there is little gamble in such a
incident to quality. purchase—less than in many an ordinary car
w, . , • t> i j _ fresh from the hands of its manufacturer.
i Price advances in Packard cars are never
made for any other reason than to maintain the _ , , .
highest standards To men about to purchase Packards, a price
. Wff ssstfS£Svr , drars
chasing high grade steel and lumber ana fittings. When they buy a Packard they are buying e
tx i * i 1111 f highest grade of motor car transportation.
The Packard people have always ed t at t e They are buying the nerve rest which comes
spirit.of the artisan is equally important and are from t J ave ling in the utmost comfort,
confident that the advantage the Packard owner They are bu^ing the mie saving which comes * from
gets in the performance of his car largely a having speedy, reliable transportation at their call for busi
matter of the quality of workmanship and the ness or pleasure.
Spirit of the workman. And they are buying fifty thousand, a hundred thousand
1? i> *8? miles of such transportation, more if they wish, without the j
necessity for another initial investment.
A Packard price advance is interesting to the Always with the highest possible used-car value to be
present Packard owner because it draws attention to cashed in at any time.
the cash value of his investment in transportation. Because the miles are built in the Packard ready for the
We know of no motor car which brings today ne " , " an '° use when , the firßt ° wner iv f' . .
curh a hi ah nprrpnfqo P f itc nnrrhnsp nrira on Packard representatives are always glad to talk about the
SUCtI a nigh percentage or Its purchase price on true va j ue 0 £ motor transportation whether you are ready
I the used car market. to purchase or not. You will find a call at Packard head-
Men whose first fine cars were used Packards quarters interesting and profitable.
"oAsk the Man Who Owns One"
PACKARD MOTOR CAR CO. of Philadelphia
Front- & Market Streets, Harrisburg, Pa. ,
The Hot property owner doesn't JL ---jjL I
•wait for 4 real estate boom— 5 It*-~ |
site. "The field could be "used at
once it the telephone poles and wires
were taken down," said Lieut.
Gunther. "As it is now, no flier
could come into the field from the
eastern or southern side without los
ing at least a hundred yards of
valuable space; that is, his gliding
angle would have to be sufficiently
large to clear the wires, with the re
sult that his wheels would not touch
ground until near the center of the
field. Then if the soil were hard
and dry he might glide too far be
fore he could stop. It would be very
little trouble to put the wires under
ground on the Cameron and Maelay
streets sides and I'm sure that the
telephone company in your city is
public spirited enough to do that for
a flying field and all that it will
mean to Harrisburg."
Both officers are with the plane
which landed Saturday near Oberlin,
and expressed the hope that they
would get away to-day if the weather
dried up their field. Both look for
ward to the founding of a good
transcontinental route and hope
that Harrisburg will have a suit
able field ready when they make
the return trip from the coast.
Mayor Keister doubtless will an
nounce his committee to-day, which
is authorized by the City Council to
work with those committees from
the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs,
the Chamber of Commerce. City
Planning Commission and Council.
Potash "Find" Found
to Be Unimportant
Stnio College, August 20. —Dr. Wil
liam Frear, professor of experiment
al agricultural chemistry and vice
president, of the exjeriment station
at Pennsylvania State College, an
nounced to-day on his return from
Tioga county that the potash "de
posits" reported there are unimport
ant. After a thorough inspection of
the reported deposits. Dr. Frear said
that his investigations satisfied him
that the existence of any great rock
containing deposits of saltpetei in
Pennsylvania is improbable.
In a collision with a trolley car,
John A.May, of Lemoyne, was
knocked from the wagon which he
was driving this morning at Six
teenth and Briggs streets, and suf
fered a lacerated scalp. May is 64
years old. He is a driver for E. K
Eraser, of West Fairview.
Finance Committee Approves
Large Expenditures For
Enlarged Program
The finance committee of the
Pennsylvania Young Men's Chris
tian Association, met yesterday in
the Penn-Harris with Chairman VV.
D. B. Ainey of the Public Service
Commission, in the chair.
The last State meeting in January
authorized the whole program, in
cluding the district work, provided
the funds could be secured for the
added extension of the district
work. This the finance committee
agreed to guarantee at once, au
thorizing the State secretary to go
ahead with all possible aeitvity to
the permanent manning of the dif
ferent districts." '
The budget for this combined
work for the next twelve months
was adopted and provides for the
expenses and maintenance of the
office, publicity and general ex
penses attached thereto, aside from
the salaries and expenses of the
eight district men to be'appointed
for giving special attention to the
smaller tpwns yet unorganized.
The object of this departure
which has been under considera
tion and careful study for several
years is that the association may
reach every man and boy of asso
ciation age in the entire State and
do for that man and boy what needs
to be done. The Y. M.C. A. with
its equipment and personnel skilled
in industrial developments of all
kinds, and in special work for boys
andumen has for now over seventy
five years succeeded in demonstrat
ing to those who have taken notiio
that it is the organization adapt
able to the needs as found in our
communities, including cities and
rural lines. Its record is open for
inspection to all.
James B. Graham, president of
the Northern Central Trust Com
pany at Williamsport, was elected
chairman of the finance committee.
In accepting this position Mi.
Graham assured the chairman that
the finance committee will not be
found wanting in meeting the de
mands now luid upon them. At this
time the budget for the year was
adopted, amounting to, in rour.d
numbers, a little over $60,000. This
the committee proposes to secure in
the future. The committee will oe
ready at an early date to submit
final details of the campaign which
will be State-wide.
The following gentlemen are the
members of the finance committee,
and represent many of the leading
citizens of our State, under who.'.e
person supervision the interests of
the State will be cared for: James
B. Graham, Williamsport; Franklin
Williamson, Lancaster; Austin
Blakeslee, Dußois; Charles L. Hus
ton. Coatesville; W. F. Bennett,
Warren; T. J. Gillespie, Pittsburgh:
Thomhs L. Kane, Kane; GifTord
Pinchot, Milford; E. O. Emerson,
Jr., Titusville; G. W. Gensemer,
Pine Grove; John H. Brooks, Scran
ton; John W. Walters, Johnstown;
W. S. Lane, Greensburg; W. Lovell
Baldrtdge, Hollidaysburg; H. M.
Keller, Mazleton; Christian Walter,
Wilkes-Barre; E. J. Stackpole; Har
risburg; Ernest Mayer, New Brigh
ton; J. M. Steele, Philadelphia.
Republicans Make Big
Gain in Mifflin County
Lowistown, Pa., Aug. 20. Voters
party enrollment figures just com
piled in the County Commissioners'
office show that since August, 1917.
the Republicans have gained 705
votes, while the Democrats' gain is
only 169. Newton Hamilton Bor
ough is the only one of the twenty
seven voting districts in the county
where the Democrats lead in the
party enrollment; Heretofore Demo
cratic districts are now Republican.
The total of enrolled voters in the
county are as follows; Republicans,
4,364; Democrats, 2.288; Socialists,
219; Prohibitionists, 37; Washington,
8. The number of unenrolled voters
has decreased from 2,879, in 1915,
to 844 in the present year.
Lancaster, Aug. 20. With the
close here of the annual Christian
and Missionary Alliance Convention,
attended by several thousand dele
gates from all sections of the coun
try, announcement has been made
that collections taken for mission
work total $96,728, or more than
$20,000 above last year's aggregate.
AUGUST 20, 1919.
Peking, Sunday, Aug. 17. A |
mandate declaring war with Ger- !
many at an end will not be issued '
until the Treaty with Austria is
signed, it was announced to-day.
Meanwhile the Government is con
sidering what measures will be taken
when the mandate is issued, such
as whether Germans will continue
to enjoy the right of extra terri
Dr. Lewis Says Hot Sun
and Heat Weaken the Eyes
Tells How to Strengthen Eyesight 50%
In One Week's Time in Many Instances
A Free Prescription Yon C'nn Have
Fllleil and t'se nt Home.
New York. N. Y.—Do you wear
glasses? Are you a victim of eye
strain or other eye weakness? If so,
you will be glad to know that, ac
cording to Dr. Lewis, there is real
hope for you. He says that exposure
to sun, smoke, dust or wind often
produces eyestrain, and people living |
in warm climates should frequently t
bathe the eyes and be careful to pro
tect them from extreme light. This
prescription will prove of great
value to many eye sufferers. Many
whose eyes were failing say that they
have had their eyes restored through
the principle of this wonderful free
prescription. One man says, after
trying it: "I was almost blind; could
not see to read at all. Now 1 can 1
read everything without my glasses |
and my eyes do not water any more.
At night they would pain me dread
fully, now they feel tine all the time, i
It was like a miracle to me." A lady |
who used it says: "The atmosphere
seemed hazy with or without glasses,
but after using tltls prescription for |
fifteen days everything seemed clear. ,
I . can even read tine print without '
glasses." It is believed that thou
sands who wear glasses can now dis
card them in a reasonable time and
multitudes more will be able to
strengthen their eyes so as to be
2 E. Washington Street, HAGERSfTOWN, SID,
Paris, Aug. 20. Nothing has
! been heard from the French air-
I plane Goliath, which left Mogadier,
Morocco, for Dakar on Saturday
morning. Hope Jias not been aban
doned and searching parties are con
tinuing their work inland. The coast
between Mogadier and Dakar has
been scoured by men sent out to took
i for the machine.
spared the trouble and expense of
ever getting glasses. Eye troubles
of many descriptions may be wonder
fully benefited by following the
simple rules. Here is the prescrip
tion: Go to any active drug store
and get a bottle of Bon-Opto Tablets.
Drop one Bon-Opto tablet in a fourth
of a glass of water and allow to dis
solve. With this liquid bathe the
eyes two to four times daily. You
should notice your eyes clear up per
ceptibly right from the start and in
flammation will quickly disappear. If
your eyes are bothering you even a
little, take steps to save them now
before it is too late. Many hopelessly
blind might have been saved if they
had cared for their eyes in time.
NOTE—Another prominent physi
cian to whom the above article was
submitted said: "Bon-Opto is a very
remarkable remedy. Its constituent
ingredients are well known to
eminent eye specialists and widely
prescribed by them. The manufac
turers guarantee it to strengthen eye
sight no per cent in one week's time
in many instances or refund the
money. It can be obtained from any
good druggist and is one of the few
preparations 1 feel should be kept on
hand for regular use in almost every
family." Sold in this city by the
Kennedy, the Croll-Kellcr and J. Nel
son Clark stores.