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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, July 31, 1918, Night Extra, Image 2

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Petard Bok Describes the
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for Hundreds in Scrv-
M$tr,iee, From Executive to
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&,$ WMore than fifty men nave voiumeeren
r. -jifirthe second hundred Phlladelphlans.
kV1"1'"'' 't T xf C- A service nbroad.
KEtecording to Edward Bok, chairman of
Ks&WPerFonncl board of Philadelphia
BSiiy.une'.nannrea men rrom nore arc nireauy
JPWIMT. M. C A service.
SJM AiJfr. Bok made the announcement In
fi&x. Hing for enough rcorulta to fill this
iHW'wty's quota of 250 men before Feptem-
ber 1.. He emphasized the need for more
Jpien abroad, saying there Is loom for
L'liundrert.q of men. from the executive to
X?S'thA chflnffpnr.
' JT' CTirst," said Mr Bok, "we need ex-
Li' cut! ves: which means men of executive
S?iVJower, capable of supervising an entire
iSvlllona' "i of "huts' and 'canteens -
reAfei.chaln of stores. In ether words Lvery
. jounce oi aouuy inai an eci:uiii: iiji
hsuMittea comes Into play here. No man It
'. Jk1 (too hie-.
i$ ""Second. Business secretaries who can
jVi 'look' after the business and financial side
i mo transportation, buying and stocking
5 " "Third. Social secretaries who can ml
vn wilh our boys, set up entertainments for
6 V them, run n. movie machine
mt'j'f . ""Fourth. Athletic and physical dlrec-
KtV tow who understand boxing, baseball.
tn ."" ..aw&II .. ..I..... .... vMHrtli.Lj ,nltrlnc-"
y.l iWlUftll, BCII.U&-U1J cci.i"-o, .... ...p..
E$ll' "Flfth. men who can drive uutomo-
ffc 1)!1a. trucks and makp reoalrs
L'V ,'Tbe loyal and patriotic emploses
hI.. ..n.tittitn hd vraqt wnlnrltv nf
$, 'tbe army of railroad orker hax not
l", yielded, be It said to ineir crea;i am
W honor, to anv dlsturbinir element the
K,' Jvine38age continued "Hut the fw who
fci.'jvhave, have done their country a gilexous
W3 JTJnjury by Impairing the ctlicirncy and
WJ- reducing; the output of the shops where
y v tnese disturbances nae occurreu
Tender a new and powerful serica to
t their country by using their Influence
to expose any who may become slackers
in their work, by co-cperatlng with their
officers In the enforcement of discipline
Lf and by Increasing to the utmost limit
S? " of their capacity the output of locomo.
Jf tlves and cars which arc so essential to
tne emcieni operation oi win idniua.n u.
the country and to the success of our
armies in the field. I know 1 can count
on the patriotism and devotion to duty
of. every fruo American engaged In the
railway service of the Vnltcd States
'It Is a genuine pleasure to make
this acknowledgment, but I shall .not
fall to ooint out at any time where agl-
' tAfotlnna and disturbances have been or
Jeft,! may become hurtful to our countrj
Skipping Board and "War De-
jLt, , partment at uaas 10
V Confer Tomorrow
' y.
By the United Press
Washington, July 31.
A- spirited fight Is on between the
'shipping board and the War Department
"erer steel.
.Director-General Schwab and Chair
man Hurley, of the shipping board, will
appear tomorrow before the representa
tives of the War Department and the
'Wftr Industries board, demanding priority
teel service.
'Shipping board's needs, It is stated,
demand an additional rescre of 250,0fin
Ntons; while the War Department insists
that the 1,000,000 tons of steel now dls
r attributed to the various shipyards Is
sufficient to meet present requirement'
Schwab is qomlng with the announced
Intention of obtaining priorities for steel
needed by. th,e .fleet corporation
, .Schwab 'has been quoted as declaring
that the "War Department should not
- ask Tor more steel until It has taken an
t. Inventory of the steel now on hand and
fto' Jhaa ascertained definitely what us needs
mv tor the future will be. Frequent re-
rX?' frosts for.-these figures have, been made
KX rfbf the War Department, but so far no
fet r-4TJres have been available
tfiThe Snipping uoara aiso seews 10 oo-
, UA... lEft lfil tnnr, nf deal JR Anfl et
h&P which "Is for China and the rest for Ja-
Ifei .an. In order that Oriental shipjarrtii
f-)pi 9y go forward with their work This
tH' Has met opposition irom severiu quainrei.
on the Eronuas mat local asmanos
" atinutd ba satisfied first Hut Shipping
P-Vt1 ,v.Ml.l.l. .. .kAfr IniBinnnh rtf Vi
Pfn,tIon's demand is for ships It should
fa rr.T:."-" , ..fj .,. -. --n.tr.,Mf
XoBll-Cr llulr net w .rj' 4 v !..-.- .. --.--.
Ik t'nxl et
fcf f MJtiUlU LU f oeo
Aim of Battle
Centlnnrd from Tare One
V, conversion of fifteen National Army cav-
Ks "-airy regiments, numbered from 301 to
tEL 443.10, into neiu arilllfl lica u win-
ipwjj pose part of the artillery units for the
P'-y 4Wn uiisiuiioi
$ l x Every Man In "V. S." Arm
; V Th fhlof nf stfiff said that, tn carrv-
'p- lnr out the new nollcy of "one army."
If. 'the War Department Intends to put the
ft 'letters "U. s, neretotore reBervea tor
ft V ' the regulars, on the collar of every man
&.!A 'serving in the military forces of the
S, United States
Sli National Guard, and "N. A.." for Na-
s vR ttonal Army, will ne ananaonea. in tne
"viuima connection. General March an-
p'Sfiounced that the twelve major generals
,?tfj,and,rthe thlrty-slx brigadiers necessary
Htf r -the new divisions will be selected
i1SffifIhla statement vas taken to mean
rjt V ikt both National Guard and National
SstS-fe-Anny officers hereafter will be eligible
LfSttflKpromotlon to the rank of general
rs, even In regular army divisions.
MfClmi response to a question, General
aald that where a division com-
r, was selected to he a temporary
, ufMT commander, the command of his
" Slvtolon passed' to the senior brigadier.
gt cvi He had no Information as to the location
CjjT'Army' Division,
fei&K-tS Nothing on Camaltle
General March had nothing to reveal
ktvthe extent oi tne casualties suner-
rby. the Atnerloin lorces in the re-
ngnnng. tie saia, novvever, tnat
ml Pershing had been ordered to
hi the casualties as received, and
fc these would be given out here at
.. He added that there would be no
ifautlon of casualties over a long
i- feertafter,
-t -
apbers Here to Orgtmize
phla photographers will meet
form c-chapter of the Pho-
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Rise in Pricps of Certain Articles
and War Taxes Cause Demand
Owing to the great demand for pen
nies caused by the need of them for
paying war taxes, and the Increase to
six cents of many articles that formerly
cost five, 316,426,501 were made at the
Mint here last jear. This represents an
Increase of more than 25 per cent
The-demand for the small coins fluc
tuated during the ear At times the
market seemed oversupplled, while at
other times hardly a sufficient amount
for transacting oidlnary business was
available. This, It was explained tcday.
was caused b the fact that the supply
shifts, sometimes centering In'one city
and sometimes In others
The necessity of combining a penny
with n nlckle to make a purchase for
merly accounted for by the latter coin
has caused business men In this and
other cities to start an agitation for
the ccmage nf a six-cent piece Super
intendent Adam .loyce, of the Mint, said
today that the machinery there could be
changed with little illfllculty to turn out
such a coin, a change In dies only being
necessary An act of Congress, he ex
plained, would bo neces-sarj to nuthorl-e
the change
The same problem ennfrimts those who
are agitating for a renewal of the old
tvto-icnt piece Congres must authorize
it before It can be turned out
Government Law-Enforcing Offi
err Ordered South
Lieutenant Colonel Charles B Hatch.
V S M C , rjoxernment law and order
ollicer In this olt will make a "flying
ls!f to New Orleans next Saturday in
an effort to rid that cltv nf ire
Announcement of Colonel Hatch's new
mlsilon was made In Washington by
Secretary PanleK who also announced
that Colonel Hatch, on a thro-day lslt
to 1'ensacola. Kla , last week, succeeded
In flcanlng up the city a feat which the
city authorities had been unable to per
form Colonel Hatch today denied that he
was to Ieae this city deflnltel He
declared he would return here after his
lslt to New Orleans
His secretary. Sergeant J I; Schru
fer. will accompany him to New Orleans,
uheru a conference will be held with
Mayor Berhman In regard to lcc con
ditions In the southern metropolis Col
onel Hatch declined toda to say what
action he contemplated In New Orleans,
saying all Information must come from
Secretary Daniels, who had ordered him
Darker jXights on GrorgcV Hill
To thr rditnr nf .'tomitf Public l.rdgc .'
Sir Of course wo will ? ohiik I u ha
lp Iiirht ttnmimo nnil ix -cs tight iln not
Jib Oporire h Hill will b dirkcr hereafter
un llKhtles niKMs n trulv hiiih
"U 11,1,1AM POTTI-Il
redrrnl Fuel AdininlMiittnr
Jiy i; l. I'n.p iMrrinr
(onioratJfu Ulilstmi
TVar Mr Potter1
Vou ar i pood sccut
And f thank ou
For them kind words.
When vi wrote ou
Jat week about thn three
Verv brlaht urr lights
In Hint band niItlon
On OeorKe b Hill we knew
Th'tt ou were a Rood fellow
And would catch our prunt
Of lew Aa we sld
In our leter, too arc Usht
Iirew the mopqulton and bplde,
Am we ao hhM before
They made It er publlr
The lo Mfiht In In r ejis
I enough Mr Potter
And again
We thank you
State Dairy Commission Orders
Prosecution of Sellers
Prosecutions for the sale of butter
containing as high as 30 per cent of
moisture hae been ordered in this city
fous t ua,ry an" " Lomm,ssloner
"There are Indications that butter Is
being watered." he said todav. "and the
reports show that Instead of 15 per cent
of moisture it is double In tome samples
bought '
Arrests hae been ordered In Lacka
wanna and Lutierne Counties for the sale
of Ice cream which does not contain the
State standards of butter fats, which
means that It, too, has too much moist
Flame Leaps From Manhole at
Sixth and ClicMnut Streets
For more than twelte hours a sheet of
gas flame shot up from a manhole, fol
lowing three heay explosions at Plxth
and Chestnut streets early last night
The gas ignited under the street, rat
tled windows, dimmed electric lights and
blew off, manhole cners
For more than half an hour trolley
traffic was delayed as sheets of flame
aroso from manholes on either side of
the track Firemen remoed other man
hole covers for several blocks In their
c'fforts to check the flames and permitted
the gas to escape.
Repair gangs from the V. (' I and
the Philadelphia Illeclrle Company.
aided by fliemen, worked all night to
, locate the iause of the explosions.
' lvntlinll it WHU fflllnd .t fihnPf ntPrt1llt
I of an electric light cable had set fire to
I the covering of the cable Itself This
covering Is nude of canvas, soaked with
creosote and rubber
Mr?. Mary Morris Patterson Dies
at Langhorne at 72
Mrs Mary Morris Patterson, mother
of Judge John M Patterson, died last
night at the summer home of her son In
Mrs Patterson was seventy-two years
old and leaves besides her son. a
daughter, Mrs. Frank S. Barber. The
funeral arrangements have not been
completed, but the Interment will be
In Westminster Cemetery. Friday.
.Judge Patterson received many mes
sages of condolence today
Postmaster lo Be Named for Another
Term, Is Report
Postmaster Thornton will be reap,
pointed within the next few days for
another term of four years, according to
advices from Washington. The com
mission of his first appointment expired
last October and his reappointment was
held up pending an investigation of the
affairs of the Philadelphia postolflce
This Investigation, friends of Post
master Thornton explain. Is similar to
scores of others which are made In all
large postofflees at the expiration of an
Incumbent's term. No nominations for
reappointment are made until the in
vestlgatlon Is completed.
Fabrics Worth $1300 Slolen
Accused of stealing a team with $1500
worth of georgette crepe from the
Shanahan Teamster Company, 246 North
Eleventh Btreet. Arthur Johnson, negro,
Seventeenth and Brown streets, was ar
rested today According to the police
a "pal" of Johnson obtained a job yes
terday with the Shanahan company and
disappeared when sent tc a freight sta
tion for the cloth. The police are look
ing for him.
Motorman Held Pending Inquest
George Colebaugh, a motorman, wax
held to await the action of the Coroner
by Magistrate rennock today as the re
sult of the death yesterday of John
Denton, forty-five years old, 1817 Kast
nambrla street. Denton was rldtntr In a
motorcar on Prankford avenue and was
almost decapitated when he looked out
Don't Help the Kaiser, He
Asks, Urging Greater
Economics in Homes
Grocers Urged to Prevent Any
Discrimination or Favoritism
Among Customers
"Don't help the. Kaiser "
Thlq Is the appeal of County Food
Administrator Cooke, who today re
quested Phlladelphlans to cut their sugar
consumption to two pounds per person
a month
Soldiers fighting In France mut be
given full ration, that their heroic
nchleements of the lant few weeks may
be continued, Mr Cooke said He nked
those at home not to Impair the food
supply to the trenches, even though It
be necessary tn sacrifice some special
commodity entlrelv
Mr Cooke also appealed to the retail
grocers, asking them to co-operate so
that an equitable distribution of Phila
delphia' sugar allotment be made. He
urged that no discrimination or favorit
ism be shown.
Can lie nought fnr Canning
Sugar for canning and preserving can
still be purchased In quantities up to
twenty-five pounds, the food administra
tor announced, but only with the special
certificates provided for that purpose
The purchaser must not use the sugar
for any other purpose than canning, Mr
Cooke warned
"In requesting that the people of Phil
adelphia confine their sugar consump
tion to two pounds per person per
month." said Mr Cooke, ,"I do o with
supreme confidence that they will answer
'e' willingly, as they have done so
many times before
"Tint an equltahle distribution of
Philadelphia's sugar allotment be made,
I ask every grocer In Philadelphia to
see to it that no discrimination or favor
itism be shown.
('orresi MiiinderfttanfllnffH
"If there Is any mlsunderstandlnc
j-ii. i-tjiini'ciMMi wun ine use oi sugar lor
t .i ,., .. .. -
preserving purposes, tne rood aumlnlstra
tlon wishes to correct It Sugar may be
obtained for canning and preserving In
lots of twenty-five pounds or less by
using the special certificates obtainable
from any grocer.
Food Administrator Lloyd, Camden,
today Introduced a record of sales sjs
tem In all Camden stores dealing In
sugar ,
Hvery purchaser of sugar will be re
quired tn fill oilt report blanks, giving
name, address, date of purchase and
quantity purchased These reports will
be collected from the dealers, turned over
to the fond administrator and tabulated
In this way violators of the sugar re
striction will be exposed, and prosecu
tions will follow
Today fifty pounds of sugar were
found in the home of Mrs Kmma Miller,
332 North Thirty-seventh stieet, Cam
den Mrs. Miller was ordered to give
the sugar to the Cooper Hospital. "1
I nil? if jv RP QJVRIrn
, ' '-' '"I.I DCi Oiflf LiU
Beelnnlne tomorrow one slice of lc-
tory pie may be served In public eating
places In addition to the to ounces of
victory bread which will be served to
one person at each meal
inis announcement was maae tonay
by Howard Heinz, food administrator
for Pennsvlvanla
His statement, in part, reads
"No immediate chance in the amount
of crreal substitutes tn bakery products
is contemplated by the roou administra
tion It Is safe to say the 25 per cent
substitute rulo will remain In force for
at leaBt the remainder of the year, hut
In order that bakers may adjust their
stocks a notice of sixty das will be
given In advance or any change In the
present arrangement "
Mr Heinz also announced rye flour
may be used by bakers aa a part of
their substitute up to 5 per cent. Thus
a baker may now bake bread composed
of 75 per cent wheat flour, B per cent
rye and 20 per cent other cereal sub
stitute This. It is explained. Is In order
to make the most advantageous ue of
the surplus of rye flour on hand Where
rye flour Is not used an a part of the
substitute the usual 25 per cent of other
cereal muat be used.
Bakers are now allowed to use anv
kind of shortening. Including animal
fats, vegetable fats, oils, compounds,
butter or hog lard, but, as the need for
conservation of all fats still exists, he
asks that economy In their use be still
rigidly observed
Bakers may continue tho use of Icings
on their products, but since they are
limited to 70 per cent of their sugar
supply it will be to their own interests
to use. the Icings very sparingly, emplo
Ing sugar substitutes as much as pos
sible As tho need for sugar conserva
tion is exceedingly urgent and the sup
ply is decidedly limited, patriotic bakers
will reduce their consumption of sugar
to a minimum
Value Placed on Showers by
Farmers Throughout This
One million dollars worth of rain fell
on Philadelphia and vicinity during the
twenty-four hours endsd nt 8 o'clock
this morning, according to farmers
throughout this section today.
According to announcement of the
local weather bureau, this valuation Is
nn. too high. The rainfall was one
inch and eight hundredtho and "not a
droo of it went to waste." It was an
"ideal rainstorm," the weather bureau
atd but it Is virtually over for the
time being.
Prospects for today are indefinite.
Cloudiness is scheduled. Cooler weather,
naturally, set In with the rain and will
likely Btay for a while, according to the
weather bureau. '
.., showers," said Forecaster
Bliss "have been general all along the
identic coast, and westward to the
Ohio Valley, reaching also to the St.
Lawrence Valley. The rains have been
sufnclent In quantity to be of Immense
-ntnB to farmers and truckers every
where, and wilt be 'a most important
factor not 'only in assuring heavier
crons. but In actually saving crops In
districts where the recent dry spell
practically a drought had almost
burned or wilted the plants and en
4 M .
Nav Department law-enforcing offi
cer here who has heen assigned by
Secretary Daniels lo help clean tip
New Orleans
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Anonymous 1'erson Writes
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tO MI'S. LaVCrV LonimenO-
1112 Husbands SlaVCr '
llUMlli !
More Drastic Liquor Ban
Placed in "Barred Zone"
Alarmed by an anonymous letter to
Mrs Hugh Lav cry, wife of one of the
white men shot and killed In the down
town race riots, the police have placed
guards around the house at 1229 South
Twenty-sixth street
The letter, after commending the per
son who shot her husband, threatens the
life of Mrs Lav cry and other whites In
the vicinity for their atltude toward the
Since receiving the letter Mrs Lavery,
who was already 111, has taken a turn
for the worse
Assistant Superintendent of Police
Mills said the district would be combed
In an effort to locate the sender.
The funeral of Lavery win be held
from his home nt 10 o'clock tomonow
morning A special detail of police will
be there and at St. Anthony's Church,
Grays Ferry road and Fltzwatcr street.
Negro families are reported to be
moving out of the downtown district
affected by the riots.
Tried to Start Hint
William Douglass, twenty-thiec years
old, 38 South Flfty;seventh street, who
was badly beaten downtown on Monday,
made an effort to start a riot In a the
atre near Fifty-ninth npd Market streets
.last night. It' Is charged, but w.- unsuc
cessful. He was arrested and held In
f 800 ball for court by Magistrate Harris
at the Sixty-first and Thompson streets
station this morning.
Tho funeral of Patrolman Thomas
McVay. killed on Sunday, will bo hId
tomorrow morning from his late home,
2746 Oakford street, at 9 o'clock Lieu
tenant Harry Meyers and a detail of
police from the Twentieth and Federal
streets station will attend Mass will
bo celebrated In St Anthony's, Roman
Cataollc Church Gray's Ferry avenue
am Fltzwater street.
Extra Supplies for Tacony, Tor-
rcsdale, Frankford and
Beginning today, Tnconv, Torresdale,
Bridesburg and Frankford will receive
extra supplies of coal It Is the plan
of tho county fuel administration to
give special attention to one section at
a time till all nro covered. During the
month of August 15,000 tons above the
amount shipped last year have been re
quested of the' anthracite distributing
committee for this section
A list of the dealers, with their ton
nage on hand and their unfilled orders,
was filed with the committee, nnd It has
allocated the needs to the various oper
ators The fuel administration's plans
to get the sections with important war
industries supplied first Next will come
the places to which shipment Is difficult
in the winter months. Including Chest
nut Hill. Manayunk and Wlssahlckon.
City Accountant Is Dead
George T R Knorr, seventy-six years
old, for twenty-five years an accountant
In the Chy Controllers ofllce and many
ears ago choir leader of the old Arch
Street Presbyterian Church, died last
night at his home, 1926 Mount Vernon
street, after an Illness of eight' njonths.
"Angel of Kensington" Gives
Kiddies of District Animal
Outing Despite Storm
Five hundred children from Kensfng
ton today vvero the guests of Mrs. M. W.
Ketchum, the "angel of Kensington," In
Falrmount Park.
Large motor trucks at 8.30 o'clock
took the children to the Smith Memorial
Playground, where Mrs. Ketchum held
her annual picnic.
"I wouldn't let Vhem Interfere with
the outing," MrB. Ketchum said "I did
believe It would be necessary to post
pone the picnic, but rather than disap
point the children I decided not to,
In previous years Mrs. Ketchum has
entertained more than 1000 children at,
her outing, but the high cost of every
thing this year cut the number to 500.
The cost of the outing is met by mer
chants in the district, from whom Mrs.
.Ketchum obtalnefl enough money to hire
trucks and buy food for the picnickers.
"This is one day when all receive
enough to eat," she said
AVar's influence was felt In the menu.
Where large sandwiches made of wheat
once were seen, there now were Jam and
preserve substitutes in the food ham
pers. The lunch was prepared b,y Mrs.
Ketchum and ten aides. Each of the
aides was in charge of fifty children.
The ages of the guests varied from
twelve to thirteen years among, the girl,
and from ten to seventeen on the boys'
side. There also were fifteen elderly
women, only two or whom had eyer seen
.A r . a " Jl lV f
Action to Stop Sunday
Baseball Reveals Rock
ledge Opponents
11 ' '
Pctitif n Declares Cheering of
Crowds Interferes With
Services in Churches
With the filing of a bill of equity In
the Norrlstovvn Court to prevent the
playing of Sunday baseball at the Coun.
try Club for Enlisted Men, at nock
ledge, the names of the m6n and organ
lzntlons which are fighting the amuse
ment nre made public or the first
The complainants are the Lord's Day
Alliance of Pennsylvania, the Fox Chaso
Methodist Episcopal Church, the nev.
George Gaul, pastor; tho Memorial
Tresbyterlan Church. Fox Chase, the
nev, Henry W Bloch, pastor; the
Bethany Baptist Church, Fox Chase, the
nev Clarence Larkln, pastor; their of
ficial boards and Individual members,
and William F. Sutton, Herbert peuel,
George P. McArthur, Edwin Johnson,
Jacob E. Leldlgh, W S. Konn, J XV.
Tomllnson, H. XV. noblnson, William
D Welmer, E. 11 Hawlk, C. E. Smith,
William G. Benner, John A, Clark, John
vv. vnnzandt. M. D. ; Edward C. Brandt
and b. Hazard.
The United Service Club and Lleutcn-
nt Commander Frederick C. Paytie, are
named as defendants with the Country
lub Jr Enlisted Men. Commander
Pnyno Is a director In the other two
oiganlzatlons When Informed of the
the service ball games he said that
stories of the game being commercialized
i viero all untrue and that tho Sunday
I pastime was originated to glvo the
servlco men an opportunity for clean
amusement on Sunday. The games at
Rockledge. he said, had achieved this
Declare Noise Disturbing
The complainants declare that they
have no objection to the Blmple act of
enlisted men playing ball on Sunday,
but say that tho method of conducting
the games and the attendant nolso
disturb the sanctity of the Sabbath ana
are contrary to the act of April 22,
The ball playing on Sunday Is not If
Itself a crime, they say, but conditions
at Hockledge are such that It becomes
one. Worship In nearby churches, the
hill says, Is seriously Interfered with
by tho games. The pastor of the Meth
odist Church of Hockledge, which Is sit
uated directly across the street from tho
club grounds, says thai' tho noise at the
games became so great that he was
forced to change tho Sunday schedule In
the church, and conduct Sunday-school
In the morning Pastors of other near
by churches report a falling off In Bible
class attendance since the games began.
The petitioners says thai' "both Rock
ledge .and Fox Chase, which are quiet
country villages, accustomed to regular
Sunday observances, have been com
pletely tiansformed by the games on
Sunday afternoons. The streets are filled
with strangers Intent on seeing the
games, and are congested with automo
biles. The air Is filled with the cries of
soda-water and peanut venders, the noise
of many automobile horns and the shoutr
Ing from the baseball games."
Fund Ooes to Recreation
Lieutenant Commander Payne said Jn
discussing the case:
"No person In Fox Chase or any per
son connected with Fox Chase, church
people or others, has ever made a com
plaint tn me about tho Sunday baseball
at Rockledge. The only thing that I
know about tho matter Is what I have
read In the newspapers.
"I ,Tgreo with Archbishop Dougherty
that the men should bo given clenn,
wholesome amusement on Sunday.
"Thero Is no commercialization at
Rockledge. Persons are chargod admls
slon to the grandstand, which we put
up at a great expense. But were It not
for this Income wo would have to charge
the men more for the privileges of the
club than they would have to pay In the
city. All tho money Is put back Into
the club's recreation fund. It Is all for
the good of the men In the rervlce.
"I visited the pastor of the Methodist
church across the street from tho ball
grounds when we first started. Ho made
no complaint to mo then and has made
nono since.
Frankford and Allegheny Ave
nue Cars in Collision Slip
pery Rails Cause
Nearly a score of persens were hurt
today when a Frankford trolley car was
struck by an Allegheny avenue tar at
Allegheny and Kensington avenues,
night of the Injured vvero taken to the
episcopal Hospital. The o'thers received
only minor cuts and bruises and after
first aid was given to them they went
to their places of employment. Tho
Frankford car was almost cut In half.
Both cars were loaded with persons
going to work. The Allegheny avenue
car, a yellow one, was moving east In
Allegheny avenue. Tho motorman saw
the southbound Frankford car In Ken
sington avenue and tried to stop his car,
but slippery rails caused It to slide Into
tho Frankford trolley.
The Injured taken to the hospital
were :
Harry Toner, twenty-six years old,
15GC Hast Adams btreet, contusions of
the head.
Joseph Justice, forty-two years old,
2701 Frankford avenuo, contusions of
the head.
Helen Ferrlten. 1618 East Ontario
street, contused muscles.
Mary Ferrlten, sister of- Helen, same
address, suffering from Bhock.
Anna Ilarling, 030 East Tioga street,
contusions of the knee.
Louise Hartlng, sister of Anna, same
address, suffering from shock.
Walter Murray, sixteen years old, 3435
Reach street, right hand cut.
Florence Gray, twenty-nine years old,
3418 D Btreet, contusions of the ab
domen. The Injured were riding In the Frank
ford car. Flying glass cut many.
Traffic east and west In Allegheny
avenue and north and south In Kensing
ton avenue, was tied up half an hour
while the wreckage was being cleared.
Washington, July 31. Representatives
of Independent ship ownero on the Great
Lakes and ef the seamen, firemen and
stewards met today with the labor ad
justment commission bf the shipping
board to consider wage increases for the
men. Advances otr$10 a month for 'fire-
4 j T. '
It's the Aphid and Hates Water Like a Tramp, So a Saturday
Night Dousing Will Drive Him Out by
THE drought has not only Been re
sponsible for a number of aggravat
ing ills, such as grass burned brown,
ruined "war gardens" and a curtailed
potato crop, but has also brought the
"aphid" down upon tho hapless citizenry
of West Philadelphia, Lansdowne and
other sections.
This "aphid" Is a peculiar bug that
thrives only when tho weather Is hot
and dry. He Is a close relation of the
trench "cooty," and the real reason ho
nppears nnd flourishes exceedingly
during rainless spells Is because trees
are utterly unable to give themselves a
So you seo it Isn't really the fault of
the trees themselves that the beautiful
mapjes In Overbrook and down Darby
way are losing their leaves. If there
had been the usual number of thunder
storms, with consequent torrential rain
fall, tho "aphlds" would never have had
a chance to settle down and rear a large
and Interesting family.
They hate water, do said "aphlds"
Even a very1 mild shower kills them off
by the thousands. A heavy storm
decimates them by tho millions.
But let week after week slip by with
no rain to speak of and the "aphlds"
multiply exceedingly, and merrily cat
away all the leaves on every tree they
can reach They don't hurt the treo
at all, nccordlng to a harried city for-
Civic Bodies Flay Mayor and
Want Councils to Probe
Recreation Board Case
Call for a public demonstration and a
councllmanlc fight against Mayor Smith's
selection of E R. Gudehus as super
intendent of tho Board of Recreation
was sounded at a special meeting of
the directors of the Germantown and
Chestnut' Hill Improvement Association
nnd delegates from six other civic
The delegates and directors of tho as
sociation flayed tho Mayor for his ac
tion In removing three members of the
board and causing tho resignation of n
fourth member to further the appoint
ment of Gudehus, the former secretary
of Senator Varo.
A resolution of protest to the Mayor
and a pledge to co-operate with nil civic
organizations against tho removal of
tho board members and the "political
selection" of a new superintendent was
unanimously passed by thoso attending
the meeting In the Vernon Building,
Germantown and Chelten avenues, last
Dr. Henry Berkowltz, one of the de
posed members of the board, announced
that the Philadelphia Playground Asso
ciation had engaged legal counsel to fight
tho appointment. Undivided support
was pledged to the plaground association
in such a movement.
Tho legal ineasuro that will probably
be resorted to will be action against the
Civil Service Commission In lowering
the standaid tequirements for the posi
tion. Another point to be contested was
the fact that the commission returned
tho name of only one eligible, that of
Gudehus, Instead of four candidates.
The closed session staged by Mayor
Smith with the members of the board
was revealed by Doctor Berwowltz. He
stated that the Mayor admitted nt that
time that ho had Instructed the Civil
Servlco Commission to strike out the
word "experienced" In the advertise
ments announcing tho examination for
the position.
Councilman Charles H. Von Tagen, of
tho Forty-secpnd Ward, pledged support
of the Independent members of Councils
against approval of the appointment of
Councilman W. W. Mentzlngcr, Jr.,
of tho Twenty-second Ward, a member
of the association, urged public demon
strations to support the promised fight
f n Councils. Another member of Coun
cils from the same ward, John W.
Graham, pledged his support to the
Likely to Resume Session
Soon Senators Favor Force
of at Least 5,000,000
fly the United Press
Washington, July 31.
Congressmen may hasten back to
Washington before the en of their
recess to begin work on legislation that
will provide arr enlarged army.
Minority leaders in tho Senate favor
such action, and Senator Curtis (Kan.),
"Republican whip," proposes Issuing a
rallying call to Senators of his party
to return here. Under the recess plan
regular business may be resumed should
a quorum give its unanimous consent.
Senators In Washington today believe
that tho exact ages to be fixed by the.
draft are le?s Important than enacting
tho necessary legislation! promptly.
Favor Twenty-to-Fflrty Tlan
Senatorial opinion Inclines to ages of
twenty to forty as the proper figures
Some "big army" advocates Insist that
eighteen to forty-five would be better.
Another class believes that thirty-five
or thlrty-slx would be high enough, and
Secretary Baker, according to congres
sional belief, favors the latter view.
An army of 5,000,000 men, at least,
finds favor with the vast majority. Oth
ero favor "the sky as the limit" and
quote the President's "Why stop at
Even should the most conservative
charges be enacted in the age limit an
army of well over 5,000,000 could be
provided easily,
3,200,000 Now In Army
Already, including July quotas, more
than 3,200,000 men are- enrolled In tne
armies of the United States. Of this
number 3,000.000, approximately, have
been drafted. The rest are volunteero.
Under the present law 641.128 men
may be added to these figures, bringing
the total approximately to' 3,875,000. To
these may be added tne volunteers to
the regular army.
To Increase the total armed forces to
6.000,000 would require In round. figures
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ester, who Irankly admitted, by the way,
that he was tired of explaining that it
was not a caterpillar nor the untimely
.arrival of the seven or fourjeen or sev-enty-seven
year locusts that was strip
ping the trees worse than a cyclone cduld
turn the trick.
'Teople can easily put the aphid
clean out of business," he added. "Just
lake the hose and turn It on the tree.
Try to give the poor old helpless tree
a. good shower bath and It will be good
by aphldB. If you happen to feel ener
getic and have one of the big tin sprays
that horticulturists use, load up a tub
with soapsuds and give a tree a real,
old-fashioned Saturday nlghtcr.
"That method will prove most effec
tive, but the ordinary, everyday gar
den hose will get results in the end if
you persevere.
"The trees themselves will not be in
jured by the aphlds and the pests will
he eliminated anyhow as soon as autumn
arrives. But If there are enough leaves
left on any particular tree to make It
worth a fight to save them, then get
busy promptly."
It was explained by the engineer that
the city could not get enough men these
days to do even the Imperatively neces
sary forestry work nnd so was unable
to Inaugurate a campaign against the
"aphlds." Individual property owners
would have tomoblllzo and start a drive
of their own, he added. '
Men of Forty May Enlist in
"Devil Dogs" Under New
Recruiting Order
Captain S. A. W. Patterson, officer In
charge of the United States marine re
cruiting station, 1409 Atch street, today
received orders from Washington Oiat
tho maximum ago limit for marine Corps
recruits had been raised from thirty-six
to forty years. This is the second change
that has been made in the age requlrc-
"ments within the last five months. Men
between Vho ages of eighteen and forty
aro now eligible for this branch of the
Until two years ago the age limit
was thirty-two years. Then It was
raised to thirty-five. About five months
ago, when recruiting was resumed, It
was raised lo thlrty-slx. It Is believed
by tho recruiting officers that the rais
ing of theage limit will offset the losses
suffered by the corps by tho action of
the draft officials In prohibiting the
granting of releases to men in Class 1.
Heretofore ma-' men between the
nges of thlrty-slx nnd forty applied at
the local office, but always were turned
away. It Is thought that with this new
Influx of recruits the high recruiting
average established by ihe local ofllce
wSIl bo maintained.
One of the men enlisted today was the
tallest man In Delaware. Ho Is Richard
R. Hurd. of Dover, and is twenty-one
years old. He Is bIx feet four Inches tall,
and weighs 183 pounds.
Robert George Kearney, of 1608 Sum
mer streets, who saw service on the Mex
ican bolder with the Flrei' Pennsylvania
Cavalry, enlisted today. He Is thirty
five years old.
On Saturday the "Devil Dogs" will In
vade Willow Grove Park as the guests
of the management. One of the features
of the day will be a military tournament.
Tho marine band from the navy yard
will give a concert.
Demolishes Chimney, Stuns Man a
Block Away and Knocks Over a Cow
Harrinburg, July 31. (By I. N. S )
Lightning played a peculiar prank here
during a thunder storm which passed
over the edge of the city.
A bolt struck the chimney on the
residence of William Ebcrsole and de
molished it. Then It passed along a tele,
nhnne wlrf- for a block and struck the
spouting on the home of Sylvester
Hahn, who at the time was.getling some
water out of a rain barrel with a tin
basin The bolt stunned Hahn for a
short time. Passing on Its way, the bolt
ran across to the yard at the rear of
James Bush's home and struck a cow,
knocking it over. The cow was not
seriously Injured.
Railroad Administration Against
fly the Associated Press
Wmthincton. July 31. One-cent fare
for all soldiers on leave probably will
not be established by the railroad admin
istration, officials said today, because It
Is believed this would result In crowding
trains in camp districts beyond limits of
ine ability of passenger resources,
A number of members of Congress
have urged this proposal. A special rate
of one cent a mile now Is allowed to
soldiers on furlough with special certifi
cates from commanding officers. Nearly
three million application blanks for this
rate have been Issued, and military
authorities have asked for more.
"Mystery of the Hotel Bedy Baf
flea Detective Skill
Visions, of a hidden wireless; operated
by German spies, flashing messageo to
submarines at sea, came vividly Into
the mind of Theodore Morgan, a mem
ber of the Legislature from Mercer
County, who Is a guest of tho Bellevue
Stratford Hotel, early today,
A peculiar clicking, seemingly coming
from beneath his bed pillow, and pound
ing much the same as a. wireless In
strument in operation, was the cause of
the legislator's vision.
So mystified was he that he got out
of bed, mapped on the electric light and
started to Investigate. But the clicking
ceased when he arose, only to return
when he had again crawled Into bed.
One Investigation after another brought
the same result, and then came the
vision also a call tp City Hall for the
Two patrolmen and a plainclothes man
responded, Investigated, even to lying
on the bed, then departed, without solv
ing the mystery.
State Compensation Board Affirms De
cision in Three Cases
"By the Associated Press
HarrUburr, July 31. The State Com
pensation Board has upheld the action of
the referee and dismissed appeals In the
following cases: Margaret K. Goodhart.
West Vincent township, Chester County,
vsv General Electrlo Company, Philadel
phia; Helen Papash, Forest City, vs.
Hillside Coal and Iron Company, Scran
ton, and Kate Hlgglns vs. Lackawanna
Railroad, Scranton, .
In the case of Anna Thomas, Fly
mouth, vs. George F, Lee Coal Company,
Wllkes-Barre, a anad Is made for
support of grandchildren of John Thomas,
as well aa for til wife,, as the. testimony
howul ttafjttV. too4 1st rttatkm ;-9fl
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$24,000,000 HERE
Great "Warehouse" and Piei
Project to Cost That
$30,345,853 IN STATE
Quartermaster's Depot Store
rooms at Greenwich Point
Estimated at $20,000,009
More than $24,000,000, about one.
eighth of the total amount belnget'
pended by the United States Government
In the erection of warehouses, piers,
wharves and improved harbors through'
out the country. Is to be spent in thUW
city. The Improvements are designed tj,,,
speed up the handling of war material)
for vjn of the army overseas.
Arouncement of this was made bj
the War Department. The amount "al
lotted for Pennsylvania Is $30,345,863
Of this sum $24,.432,523 Is to be spent
Cost of enlarging the warehouse spacj ,
constructing new wharves nnd piers, and '
for harbor dredging throughout th(
country will be approximately $218,000,.
000, according to the War Department'!
announcement. More of this money II
being spent in this city than in any othel
city In the country.
Twenty million dollars of the allot
ment for this city Is being spent on tin
construction of the great quartermas
ter's depot at Greenwich Point.
Largest In United States a
Work on this depot, which Is designed
to be the largest In the United States
was started last week. The work lh;
volves dredging a thirty-foot channel
to two piers. Pier No. 1 will have at
area of 382,800 square feet, with a re
enforced concrete building, three storiel
high, having an area of 264,000 squirt
feet. Four tracks will lead to this pier
Pier No, 2 will be even larger. ThJ
pier Itself will have an area of 435,001
square feet, while the building, threl
stories lh height, will have an area ol r
300,000 square feet. It will also havi
four railroad tracks leading Into It.
The railroad yard to be constructed lit
connection with the depot will have a
capacity of BOO cars.
Construction of this depot Is In addi
tion to a general Interior storage depot
constructed at an estimated cost of
$3,408,973. and an expeditionary storagt
depot, which was completed early In Mas
at a cost or h,0Z3,6du.
Other Stbrehonon
At Mlddletown. Pa., there have beei
comDleted warehouses for the slgna
corps at a cost of $1,800,000. They an
two In number, the largest the signal
corps possesses, and are each 280 by 61
feet Work was started March 15.
Ten buildings for a quartermaster In.
terlor storage depot at New Cumber
land, Pa., will cost $4,113,330. Construe,
tlorl Is now under way at New Orleans
Boston, Chicago, St. Louis. Schenectady,
N. V. : New Cumberland, Fa;, Columbus
O. : Charleston, S. C. : Norfolk, Va,
Philadelphia, Newport News and Llttll
Reck, Ark. Warehouses have been com
pleted at Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Bal
timore, Hoboken, Jeffersonvllle, Ind.
Port Newark, N. J. : Amerlcus, Ga. ; Bat
Antonio;. Dayton, O. ; Richmond, Va,
Chicago and Mlddletown, Pa.
MOSTKM.KR July 81. at 641 N. 40t1
st., JOHN II.. hunbind of the lte Maltll
St. Mostjller (nee Marts) and son of Emma
D and tho lite Frederick W. Moiteller,
Notlen of funeral later.,, L
Experienced on cast-Iron and Job work
Good waces and steadv work
Apply at once with referencei
riant employment hours Dallv. 7 a. ra. tej
pm. except Sunday. Saturday. 7 a. m.
to 11 a.m. m
vVoodlanrt ave. and laland rd.
0203 Market at.
Offlc hours-Bo. m to 8 p m. daily . ri
1U a. m. to 4 p. m.
to 11 a. m. OR
Woodland ave. and laland ra.
3203 Market at.
IBID Arch at.
!&"SiU& t 1 Wcloc-J,,3no&
Sunday, 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. ,
Permanent position: c.llnt working -ejn-dltlona:
good pay. Take Cars -I. or ou.
Apply after 8 a. m. ,.
Auk for chief engineer. , -..
.mJfevm.nlf siod w.jte.. with all meal". Ap
ply at time desk. Watts at. on -
ASK lor cniei enauicc.
WAYNE AVE B348 2 dflllhtttllly cool COJj
ner rSomil S oth.r. to rent, separately 0
as apartment: furnlahed or uniurn.Wu. u.
mantown 22H1 btwen and rt p m
MAURICE OOLD1CH aold afoMry tora.ttll
N. enth at. to Harry Oreen. A tnoaj
havlns claims asalnat Maurlca Ooldlcn pleaai
call at uiu a. ovin 11.
1 m Atlantic CltT. Wlldwooa.,
r stone H a, r o r. ati
Anclenea. Sea Isle City.
Tale. 1
TiOO A. M. dally until September T,
except Beptemoer .: aaoiiionai o
Sundays- Atlantic City T:8 A., it,
except 'September 2: additional
Sundaya, Atlantic, uiiy io
Wlldwood Branch fl:4S A. M
nt- a rnraan'a Inlet
31.0 Sundays only.. 7.00 A
ft TC Baroesat Tier. Bar Bead.
41(J point Pleasant. Menaiquan.
.. .1, a-... AA W .An A
Hunaaya uniii dvpi. . v i. m,
" CiCi Albury Park. Ocean (irove. (
?"" j nl Branch, Belmar, Sea '
dirt. Spring take.
Sundays until Sept. 2. 7:00 A. M.
and ISO A. M. j
if equipment la required by thai
United States Government for other
uses, ine riaiii iTi.ri -" "Vr vnii
rale of tickets at any time without J
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