Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 01, 1919, Page 18, Image 18

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Henry J. Auckcrman, L irst
General Secretary on the
P. R. R. System
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Among the Pennsylvania Railroad
veterans who will be retired one
month from to-day is Henry J.
Auckerman, general secretary of the
r. R. R. Y. M. c\ A., at Altoona. lie
has been identified with association
work for thirty-one years, and work
ed for the Pennsy ten years as a
shopman. He is known to railroad
men all over the United States. In
Pennsylvania Railroad circles his
friends are an army. He resigned as
secretary some time ago.
Recently at a meeting of general
secretaries at Pittsburgh this vet
eran was presented with a purse and
other gifts. His work with the "1
was praised. The principal speaker
was Frank 11. Gregory, general sec
retary of the local railroad associa
•tion, and a close friend of General
Secretary Auckerman.
His Memorable Career
Mr. Auckerman was the first gen
eral secretary of the Pennsylvania
system. The Altoona association was
instituted October 10, 1575. Until
March. I£B2, all of the work of the
association was voluntary and there
was no such office as general secre
tarv. Mr. Auckerman was trans
ferred from the passenger car shops
to the newly-inade position in ISS2,
by the late general superintendent,
Charles F,. Pugh. He had previously
spent ten years in the Pennsylva
nia Railroad service in the shops.
During his long term as general
secretary of the P. R. R. Y. M. C. A.,
Mr. Auckerman has been untiring
in his efforts to make his work
bring good results, and he has been
successful. His retirement comes
because of poor health. His succes
sor has not been named.
Shopmen Hear Official
Explain Wage Agreement
Shopmen, representing various
crafts, filled Chestnut Street Audi
torium last night. The meeting was
for the purpose of explaining the
recent agreement reached with
the Federal Railroad Administra
tion regarding shopmen's wages and
conditions. F. McKenzie represent
ing Division No. 2 was the principal
speaker. The meeting was for shop
men only and they were admitted on
presentation of their due book. No
information was given out. Regard
ing an agreement the Altoona Mir
ror says:
"A national agreement covering
•wages and working conditions has
been signed by Director General
Hines and representatives of the
shop craft, giving an increase of 4
cents an hour in wages, according to
advices that have been received from
"The railroad shopmen will be
paid on the basis of an 8-hour day
similar to members of theh four
brotherhoods. The agreement is ef
fective October 2 0 and will con
tinue until the government relin
quishes control of the roads. Union
officials regard the uniform contract
as one of the most important gains
by labor in recent years."
Rush Track Repair Work
on Harrisburg Division
The vast amount of construction
•work, repairing and improving the
roadbed of the Harrisburg division,
Philadelphia and Reading railroad,
has necessitated placing an addi
tional work train and full comple
ment of men at work at Lebanon.
A total of four crews are in opera
tion. The four trains will have their
headquarters in the Lebanon yards.
To-day another large force of men
were employed to augment the road
way force in order to expedite the
work as speedily as possible. This
is the maximum number of men
ever employed on this division.
Rotary Club and
Ladies to Have Big
Time Next Tuesday
Harrisburg Rotary Club members
md their wives will be guests of
Herman P. Miller next Tuesday, af
ternoon and of David Witmer. of
Witmer, Bair and Witmer, in the
evening. ♦
The members and their wives will
be taken by automobile to Ballcvue
Park, where Mr. Miller will ex
plain some new developments and
Improvements contemplated for that
locality and where supper will be
served in the park reservation. S. S.
Rutherford to be the caterer. About
7 o'clock the members and their
puests will go to the Witmer store
In Walnut street, where a special
program has been prepared. Mr.
Witmer will show on living models
the very latest things in women's
wear and after the meeting the
whole party will go to the T. M.
C. A., where refreshments will be
The last fly campaign of the year
will close Saturday when flies wiil be
measured at the Patriot office. Five
cents a pint for dead flics is the
price the club pays and there will
be prizes for the winners
[Continued front First Page.l
trol of the organization. I wish to
refute most emphatically the charge
of Mr. Gompers that his death was
caused by any agent of the United
States Steel Corporation. He died
one year later of cancer resulting
from the wound."
"The large majority of our work
men were not desirous of engaging
in a strike." he said. "They were
not members of any labor union,
having declined to become such year
after year.
"Throughout the war, our work
men were loyal. While it is true
that there is a radical element of
foreigners at the present time, it is
only doing justice to say that in my
opinion, the majority of the for
eigners were good citizens."
"Do you mean by 'foreigners'
those not naturalized?" asked Chair
man Konyon.
"I include all foreign born."
Threats Were Made
"The men did not strike of their
own volition." continued Gary.
"They were taken out by the con
j stant effort of union leaders to bring
about a strike. Threats had been
i made—we have a great deal of
I hearsay testimony that families were
told their children would be killed.
! their houses burned if the men
didn't go out. Large numbers of
men remained away from work be
cause they were afraid. ,
"Tf you exclude these, who did not
think there was sufficient protec
tion. T think it is fair to say that
not over twenty-eight per cent, of
our employes struck. If you include
them the total away from work was
about forty per cent."
Judge Gary said the men were
returning to work. "More returned
yesterday than on any day since it
started." he said.
Hours and Wages
Senator McKellar, Democrat. Ten
: nessee, said it was contended that
I the hours of labor in the steel mills
were unusually long.
"T want to refer to wages first,"
said Judge Gary. "The lowest wage
rates naid by the corporation to un
skilled labor working ten hours a
day are 42 cents per hour in our
basic eight-hour-day plant; 42 cents
per hour for ten hours, and for the
hours over eight, time and a-half is
paid. That is at a rate of 68 cents
an hour, making $4.62 per day.
"That is the cheapest pay for
men. Some bovs may get IS a day."
Highest Pay $.82.50
"The highest earnings, of rollers,
is $.22..16 per day. They roll the hot
metal into sheets."
"The general average wage of all
manufacturing plants, not Including
executives, administrators and sales
ment. on July 1. 1919. was 6.27
per day." lie explained that some
men work eight, some ten and some
twelve hours a day. Men are per
mitted to work only eight hours if
they desire, he said, when the labor
is unusually hard.
"This question of hours is im
portant," he observed, "and I desire
to go into it fully later."
"It has been stated before this
committee," said Judge Gary, "that
the steel companies have been guilty
of ill treatment of their employes.
Some statements have been made
on misinformation and some abso
lutely without foundation.
"I wish to state, Mr. Chairman,
that there is no basic industry in
this country nor in the world, in my
opinion, which has paid larger wages
Irresistible Modes of Sparkling Gayety Distinguish This Autumn
New Chiffon Velvets • • Laces and Trimmings
When a woman thinks of beauty in a fabric, it is the . A season of rich dress garnitures, with laces high in favor,
weave of silk that comes to her mind. and their beauty justifying their revival.
The fine chiffon velvets that grace §ur showing of silken _<tv- t
beauty are of such richness and charm that the tread of 7 ™ ctal flou " c ™. net lul, V n evenlo f " hade * ,r,ne< ' r
• • , • „ _ , , , gowns; spangled flounces, bursts and ornaments,
imagination to them will be more pronounced than ever De- x -Lv Tulle flouncing* with gold or silver bordering*, turnuoi**, buck
fore. - ' #sss' 7 . N royal, whte, taupe and navy. Elegant in tumbmatou wun suu
This is the finest quality of chiffon velvet woven on a silk \ ] *L - | ya !~ d ;• • ••••••• •• •• §!.*•
, . . , . . ._ . , J , . , • • , , u - \)l \ -V v. Plain- tulles In all the popular shades. Yard ||,in
stockinet back, is 40 inches wide and is shown in these lead- , \ \ ) Black and gold embroidered tan; all widths, ncluding allow
A" \ *> ir( /fftf'' Pine laces used with black satin foi collars, Hole* and ,ufl
DARK BROWN PLUM fk'< \lm aA \ 7 Silver and gold laces. Y'ard iI.OO to ft >
TATTTDTT TJT APV /Tfl 1 l"iLX\ \ / AH Chantilly laces. Yard Hh Is M.iu
InUrr. // / AT nul f]j E V \ w, Fringes for every colored gown, two inches to 12 ire ties in wall
Yard $7.50 I I /i *"* l I /Vfn Heavy fringe tassels and rope girdle cord.
The New Metal Silks If mv... pome™ *w
These gorgeous fabrics are the pride of American looms \l/ J\\F f
and show what wonderful strides have been made in this \ *V? V\\ Hf\D/(t\Mllnvt/\ t\ tl 1 1 ft t
country in the direction of supplying silk novelties of pre- \y. A, \| I 1 x L/L/t I/l jJJJlldlll l S
eminent beauty that formerly had to be imported. £fmfjr \ ,/ \ / /r\\ 7 J S *X. I i
.. i • -f M f/i .Alw! v / /IV > // y. /lit ' ' These simple se'entihe devices, which are being deiuonstiai.
The patterns are the equal in inspiration and weaving of [■■„ VI i JfFJ. IMul / ( V,// CsFi I" I ,n our Bhoe Section, are worn inside the shoe and bring a rid „t
any that come from France —at about one-third the cost of y Mi fwußu ' ' ' / v I f I relief and comfort to those tortured with ai-nom .i, gtitus i t ~
the French fabrics. /yCT* V" vLw IVvBII t/'Z '/ I 'V KW U I Hives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor, lit a,
The new broches are prominent for smart capes and ''A ttfw ',S \sJ ) Vl uc
gowns, particularly for evening wear and come in all the S( 0 i f- f 2
and silver warp Yard Sl™ \ 14,000 lbs. GoVCrHmeUt pitched
36 inches, heavy metal warp. Yard $15.00 _ u>> . T) i i ' son it
36 inches, metal embroidery. Yard *lB.OO ■€ YO©OEHATS aSSSP) BuCOll Sold 111 12 111, . //). ,f.IC
Broche Georgettes in dainty silver combinations in deli- CficmdVailorvd / I I Hives. Pomeroy & Stewart Haseuieut
cate shades of orchid, pink, blue, rose and black. , p
Divei*, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor n) i m p(z or sumptuous I
, D ~ „ , Fur Trimmings
Kimonos and I4attl X\oOes p ur j B a dominant note as a trimming in wmiet UshitMu
Deacon Blanket Robes, to ptald, convcnOonal potter.is and plain /W fcLSnionS, Dut tflC 3tld e r' 3 6 arnyent oy * hat has Its style enhanced ly a
colors' coltarless or with round or sailor collar; cord or satin trim- / 2 , , / /*. * touch Ot tur.
.ntiiK ul rope girdle: navy ffrey, rose, s## . predominantfOS,fllOHS One inch white Coney. Twu inch bUvS .va. ig.d
•lapnnese crepe kimones, hand embroidered; rose, pink light blue /T if „ m/vv i Tal ; d - "
ami t'oiM-nhagen. $5OO, $505 and 56.95. \ Of tllQ Sffldrt WOTIO v j° ' * hUe ','*■ Four ittvh bli.S wi -■
Satin camisoles in navy and black, sUp over style trimmed with - Vurd \ -i" U iM,,
hemstiehing. satin shoulder straps, $1.95 Onl inch ntVrto Yurd 41 60 i inch MwvS *^,4
Hives. Pomeroy & Stewart. Second Floor EXCIUSIVe VOQUe ModdS-g /,5 ff) sss 140 inch Coney |u. in' Wait M
W IU brown and grey. Yard, Slt.OU '* invh utwU ta.d s|*M4
, ' • Four inch Coney fur in black. Three inch nuttnai *ye**u..
The Vogue of Veils \ rS b T^r^j.r'OS. ,x-
J. I IV; r xsj j -\ brown and grey. Yard, $ll.OO Yard .... a •
I-llet niesli veiling, plain and fancy, yard LOc to $2.50 r —v. * l' *ur collars to ftt any coat or cape, ail full etsvs, e*i>
Fancy mesli veilings in all shades, yard 2>c to $2.50 I j )\\™J [ / I ur collars ut §|u m~
French dotted veilings in the fancy and popular hexagon meshes, V / Z ( ) lairger collars, same fur . ... ♦<■... ..
yard 30c to $1.50 1 1 , Mole collars, ut ~...
Slietlniul veiling, plain and fancy, yard 50c to $l.OO g eu | collars, at #l4 OU |.u uu ..a ,
Draiied veils to Shcland and silk scroll designs, all shades, j. ur animal heads to mutch furs, Cutis) all , „i, .< i v ,t tie
59c '.o $2.00 Heal heaver heads, ut sw.
Slip-on veils with designs falling becomingly on each cheek, Hut tor*, imitation seui and molt, each, #4
50c and <sc • Cunt) iur buttons, hlack, browu. grey god Whiig hwsk ##>
Hives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor # fnves, Punero|l eltw*il, Oil est i iau)
than the United States Steel Corpora
tion, and perhaps not as large nor
has treated their employes In great
er respect and consideration, If as
No Attacks Ordered
"It has been charged that during
the pending strike the subsidiary
companies have been guilty of at
tacking and mistreating employes.
"There isn't a vestige of truth in
that statement. Photographs were
displayed here and it was said a
woman was killed. This protograph
has been posted all over America, i
with a line over it 'Mrs. Fannie Sel
lens' body ghoulishly mistreated by
the steel trust's fiendish crew.'
"She was shot at Breckenridge,
Pa. We have no works there, no
men there. If she was .killed, it
was without even the knowledge of
the steel corporation or any of its i
"Hasn't your company investigat
ed that matter, in view of the j
charge?" asked Chairman Kenyon. j
Absolved From Killing
"The verdict of the coroner's
jury." said the witness, "made it
certain that no agent of ours had the
remotest connection with her death."
"I have the certified copy of that
verdict," said Senator Phipps, Re
publican, Colorado. "I'll file that."
Union Chief Says
6,000 Are Out, While
Company Claims 1,450
By Associated Press
Bothloliem, Pa., Oct. I.—There
was little change this morning in
the strike situation at the local plant
of the Bethlehem Steel Company.
The leaders of the strikers who held
a big mass meeting at Allentown
last night expected big additions to
their ranks to-day hut this expec
tation was not borne out by the
number of employes who went to i
work on the two morning shifts. The j
company claims that only about 12 j
per cent, or 1,4.10 of the men are '
out while David Williams, leader of |
the strikers, maintains that 6,000 i
are out. The latter's claim is not
borne out by the activities at the
steel works. The steel company ap
pears more handicapped, however,
than officials will admit. United
States Senator Kenyon was wired a
petition from the strikers late last !
night, asking his committee which is j
probing the steel strike to extend its
inquiry to the Bethlehem Steel Com- !
[Continued from First Page. 1
these meetings, including the elec
tion of State officers and delegates
ito the National Convention, which
is to be held in Minneapolis in No
vember. the first session to begin on
Armistice Day, November 11.
Leaders Arc Ilcrc
Members of the State executive
committee and of special State com
mittees are attending the conven
tion as "ex-otficio" delegates. They
will not be entitled to a vote in the
convention, however, unless they
are duly elected delegates of a post.
The special committees are as
follows; Resolutions, constitution,
organization, publicity, care disabled
soldiers, employment of discharged J
soldiers, and legal and medical aid.
The program covering the three-
I day activities of the Legion was an
nounced this morning as follows:
Ttinrwdoy, October 2
Nine a. m., registration, verifica
tion of credentials, issue of badges,
validation of railroad certificates; 2
p. m., convening of convention, elec
tion of chairman and secretary, |
adoption of program, selection of |
committees; 8 p. m., dance at i
Chestnut Street Hall.
Friday, October 3
Nine a. m., meeting of executive
committee; 9.50 a. m., meeting of i
other committees; 2 p. m., conven-1
tion—reports of committees; 8 p. m.,
performance of "Friendly Enemies"
at Orpheum.
Saturday, October I
Nine a. m., convention—reports of
committees. Election of delegates,
alternates and delegates-at-large to j
national convention. Election of
State officers.
On Scene Early
George F. Tyler, chairman of the j
State organization of te Legion, and !
G. Aertson, Jr., secretary, were on
the scene early making final ar
rangements. Miller Johnson, of
Lewisburg, chairman of the conven
tion committee, is. finishing up all
details connected with the meetings
and said this morning that contrary
to rumors, there would be sessiorrs
in the main hall of the Chestnut
Street Auditorium. The world's
series baseball scores will be re
ceived in the smaller room.
Grand Commander Comes
Prominent Pennsylvanians who
are members of the Joint National |
Executive Committee of Thirty-Four
and who will in all probability be
here for at least one of the various
sessions, are William G. Price, Jr.,
the present commander of the State
Guard; Eric Fisher Wood, secretary
of the committee, and Franklin
First Volleyball
Match Takes Place
Tonight in Auditorium
Next to interest in the big game
, at Cincinnati to-day is the volley
! ball match scheduled for to-night at
Chestnut Street Auditorium.
The match will be between the
Zembo Patrol team and the team
representing the Noonday Business
men's class at the Central T. M. C.
'A. It will start at 8 o'clock. ACter-
I ward there will be dancing. The
Zembos will line up as follows; Ike
I McCord, Dave McConnell, Earl Rex-
I roth, Arthur Hull, Harvey Taylor.
"Doc" Miller. Eugene Meyer and Ira
I Kindler.
Students Are Enrolling
For Extension Course
The final week for registration for
the extensio ncourses of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania is now under
Thomas A. Budd, who is In
charge of registration, will be at
the rooms of the Chamber of Com
merce each evening this wek, ex
cept Saturday, to enroll prospective
Next Monday evening the open
ing session will take place at the
Technical High School.
This evening has been set aside
as Alumni night.
J Exceptions have been filed to the
I court ruling in the case of the
Juniata Public Service Company
against Daniel W. Romberger. Harry
I Swab and Frederick A. Zeigler.
Harrisburg Trust Co.
Named to Administer
Important Magee Estate
j The Harrisburg Trust Company has
j been appointed administrator of the
estate of the late James Mugee. head
iof the important Xlagee Carpet Com
! pany at Bloomsburg, who died sud
j denly a few days ago of acute indi
gestion He is survived by a widow
and two sons. Mr. Magee was well
known in Harrisburg and had only
returned a tew days before his death
front California. On this trip he was
; taken ill .but had practically recov
; ered and his death from indigestion
! was a shock to all who knew him.
i The Mngce estate is said to be quite
large, as the owner of the great ear
pet making plant in the metropolis
of Cumberland county.
Register of Wills Fisher
Celebrates 61st Birthday
Register of Wills Ed. H. Fisher
to-day celebrated his sixty-first birth
day, receiving congratulations from
many l'riends at his office in the
courthouse. During the morning
clerks in the register's and record
er's offices sent for a floral gift
which was presented to Mr. Fisher
shortly before noon.
Mr. Fisher has been register of
wills since December. 1918, and is
the Republican nominee for the of
fice this fall.
for October go on sale to-day—
new songs, new dance music, new band
records. Hear them all if you can, but, if
you can't, be sure to
"Oh! What a Pal Was Mary"
18606—Henry Burr
Troup Building 1 5 S. Market Sq.
Kiwanis Club Plans
Project to Be Given to
Public at Luncheon
| Thirty-live Kiwanis Club members
I attended a big meeting of the pub
| licity committee at the Central Y. M.
|C. A. last evening. A big project.
I now under consideration by the club.
| received attention last evening, but
j officials were not ready t v make any
I announcements. The plan will be
| further considered at the noon-day
I luncheon to-morrow at the I'enn
t Harris Hotel at 12.15 o'clock.
Because of a disagreement which
ended in blows, counter suits alleg
ing assault and battery have been
brought by R. It. Kefter, Green
street, and Victor Braddoek, an at
j torney. Keffer brought suit against
the lawyer before Alderman Herbert
while Itraddock sued Keffer before
Alderman Murray. Both cases will
be returned to court.
The official count of the primary
| election returns may be completed
' late this afternoon or to-morrow by
| the return board.
I John Pahney and Sarina Siardina.
Wilbur L. James and Ellen Hardy,
OCTOBER 1, 1919.
Rotary Club Will Go
to Rolling Green Park
The Harrieburg Rotary ('tub will
Bo to Holllnß Green Park, nenr Sun- j
bury, to-niorrow to attend the an-j
nual picnic of Rotary Clubs of Con-)
tral Pennsylvania, IncludlnK the 1
clubs of Scranton, Wllkes-ltarre, i
Sunbury, Berwick, Willinmeport and
Marrlsburß- Those who will make
j the trip will meet in front of the
IY. M. C. A. building at 9.4r> o'clock j
J and will BO by automobile. The J
automobile committee will have
plenty of cars on hand for those
'who do not have their own. The j
j return will be made in the early
| evening. In case of threatening
I SEPTEMBER 23, 1919
Cash 79.067 53
Due from banks 494,599 56
| Loans and investments 2,913,884 72
United States bonds 535,094 65
Bank building and fixtures . 78,218 96
Overdrafts 16 23
$4,100,881 65
Capital . $ 300,000 00
3 Surplus 300,000 00
Undivided profits 80,828 46
II Due to banks 3,286 16
DEPOSITS 3.416.767 03
a $4,100,881 65
Trust funds $712,236 72
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