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aw- Slowly MW VOlt. XXXIX No. 190. PERTH AMBOY, N. J, TUESDAY, JULY 1, 1919. TWELVE PAGES—TWO CENTS ^'4
temperature, _ _ __ - ■ .jjj Perth Amboy’ n ‘ Grand Success I Greatest Parade City Has Ever Witnessed Is Complete Sue cess—Weather Ideal — ■ me Perth Amboy’s Welcome Home cel ebration yesterday proved to be all that was anticipated and then some. General merrymaking from the time When the parade started, shortly after 10 o’clock yesterday morning, until the block dancing had stopped at mid night, was to be found iq all parts of the city, the clam bake on the Raritan . Copper Works field ih the afternoon 1 being the main attraction for the men. In spite of the fact that about 1,600 returned service men were out cele brating and yesterday was the last day under the "wet” regime, disorders were fewer than would be expected and the behavior of the men was the same which Is typical of a gala occa sion of this time. Early yesterday morning crowds be gan to arrive from out of town, while f Vln lnool urnxn a holiday came down town to watch the fun. The parade, starting at about 10:26 passed over the line of march as scheduled, It taking thirty-five min utes for it to pass one point. Im mediately after the parade had passed the reviewing stand on the high school lawn, the service men formed In line and headed by Mayor Frank Dorsey marched down Smith street, where they counter-marched and went to the Copper Work’s field. Although the big parade was loudly cheered and applauded along the whole line of march, the service men In their short parade gave the spec tators a real thrill and they were greeted all along the line with waving flag?, cheers and complimentary^re . -i marks. Many of the men had their, 1 uniforma on and the military appear- : (ance made by them contrasted sharply with their "co-fighters" who worn marching In their “civies." Lieut. William R. Taylor, in his Curtis plane, arrived from Mineol<; at 10:46 o’clock. He made a perfect landing at Koch’s farm where his mechanlce climbed out of the car to make room for Lieut. William V. 1 Garretson, of this city. The plane “took off” and for forty- ' five minutes Taylor and Garretson flew over the city, following the lino of march and entertaining with loops, spirals and other stunts. Dur ing the flight Lieut. Garretson made •cvtfitti piciuiui ui uio paiiiuc. After the, seoond landing they were taken by automobile to the Copper Work’s field to partake of the clam bake and left at 2:30 P. M. for Mine ola. On his arrival here Lieut. Taylor Was presented with a pair of gold cuff links by Ferd Garretson on behalf of the executive committee. Lieut. Taylor was also entertained by Mr. Garretson •while In the city. C. J. Zimmerman, In a seaplane, flew from Keyport over the city during the afternoon and entertained the populace as he has frequently done. He had previously notified the com mittee that he would be unable to take part in the celebration in the mora lAt the head of the parade was the police automobile carrying Chief Pat rick J. Burke and Alderman Benjamin r Reidy. Following them was a platoon of mounted police, after which came Mayor Frank Dorsey and members of the general celebration committee, all of whom were on foot. Thomas F. Burke, the grand marshal of the pa rade, and the National Biscuit Com pany Band, followed by the High School Cadets were next In line. The school children, marching with their principals, teachers and In var ious formations made up one entire division, the Mount Loretta Boys band, furnishing music for them to march by. The Edison Band followed the school children after which the Red \ Cross and various branches and aux '• t Maries came, including the Women’s • Motor Corps. A suffrage float follow led by the unions, headed by Arthur Guinn, came next the various organ l yied labor bodies being well represent i M. I ' The local Junior Naval and Marine \eouts and hand, under Albert Krogh; >nlghts of Pythias Eastern and West V Hemisphere, the Jewish Welfare l_v ( rd with float, the Y. M. H. A. with jgA' s at and riderless draped horse with r A '.stars representing members of ssociatlon who lost their lives in at. the Y. M. C. A. represented S? secretaries and a number of w; Jrming a large red triangle were line. The Royal Arcanum f r. O. U. A .M. came next, then j (representing a machine gun nest, St. Stephen’s Polish school, a band, the Knights of Columbus wKh the Italian band of this city, the I. O. 0. F. the Royal victory band of Red Bank, the Maccabees with float, For ssters of America, "Spirit of ’76” float, ind the Caledonians with an impres ilve float. The Celadonians had with hem the noted Kiltie band and had m all day celebration, the dancing of the Highland Fling being done by, James Howe of New York, the Ameri can champion, at Hobart street, spe cial exercises and dancing being held In Caledonia Park. A delegation of Americans of Slovak descent, made a big showing, they be ing followed by the Red Men, Daugh ters of Pocahontas on a float, W. C. C. S. Girls’ Division. Girl Scouts, Army and Navy Club with float, Danish delegation with float, the Goodwill As sociation with their float, "The Front Dine Trenches," the local Order ot Elks, F. O. Eagles with float. Wood men of tho World, Knigths of Pythias with float, the exempt fire and volun teer fire departments and apparatus. While the service men were seated in the grand stand young women, rep. resenting the Knights of Columbus, distributed packages to all of the men containing cigarettes, candy, handker chiefs and other articles. Lemonade was served at the high school by the war camp community service. Open house at the K. of C. club rooms dur ing the afternoon and night was en joyed by many and the Salvation Army rest rooms and Army and Navy Club were also open for the soldiers. Carrying banners with the inscrip tions, "Tlie Slovaks Were Liberated by Your Heroes.” '‘We are Free and You Did It; God Bless You and the U. S. A." and "Your Deeds Can't be Kepaid,’* the Slovak marchers show ed their appreciation of what the American soldiers did for them and their native country. UC I STORAGE BATTERY . J. L< SC It VICK STATION All Make Batteries Tested aud Repaired -•— Starter and Battery Co. Garaur POSSIBLE TO GET Some Barrooms Are Closed Upf , But as Whole Town Is Wide Open Today When tho nation wont dry Iowan midnight Perth Amboy stayed wet , ^ That’s one fact among tho aea of un-i certainties in which tho general pub-., 11c scorns to bo floundering In regar<J|: l to tho enforcement of the prohibition': t_ amendment that was slated to beeomd" "* , effective this morning. Police Chief Patrick J. Burke, act ing on advices from County Prosecu tor Joseph E. Strieker, and chairman of tho Police Committee William C. Wilson has instructed his men to vtarn saloonkeepers and liquor dealers tlmt - ' :ii they must not sell whiskey, brandy ar other highly intoxicating beverage*, but that they may on their own re-1 «5* sponaibility sell beer of not more than\ 2.75 per cent, alcholic content. No t ■; » mention is made of wine of small al choltc content. Chairman William Wilson, of the aid era rum ic police committee, de clared today that as executive head of the city tt wus up to the mayor to see to the enforcement of all laws of the city. The police committee, aa head of the police department, will see that all orders of the mayor are followed out, he said. Mayor Frank Dorsey stated that he would not issue any instructions re garding the sale of liquors in this city until he had consulted with the city attorney. No instructions have been received from him by the police de partment so far. ( —• last minute purchasers of booze \ here came near swamping some of 1, the local saloons and retail shops. One storekeeper who docs a large \ ^•Vustness reported that his average • ; 8,000 yaStBluay crcasc-s ranging from two hundred to five hundred per cent, in sales were reported by many dealers. It has been decreed at Washington that Federal agents will not interfere with the sale of 2.7 5 beer, according to press reports. United States Dis trict Attorney Charles F. Lynch stat ed at his office in Newark this morn ing that he had received Instructions to prosecute any liquor dealers against whom complaints are received. He said that agents of the Department of Justice and other federal department* would be on the lookout for viola tlon’s The method to be employed by TT. S. District Attorney Lynch would permit the filing of complaints against sa loons by private persons, organiza tions or municipal or state authori ties. The Department of Justice would then proceed against the violator with a federal warrant to be served by the United States marshal. After that It will be up to the courts to untie the tightest knot that legislation has made in this country since the Indians stop ped drinking fire water. The upshot of the whole matter will probably be half a dozen tost cases. Some dealers will question the right of the government to interfero at ah, some will want to know which branch of the government can make M rulings os to the pencentage of alco hol necessary to produce Intoxication and still others will question the con stitutionality of the amendment it self. So far as the public is concern ed it may look for a series of fight* that will terminate either in the United States Supreme Court or In action by congress. In the meantime the sale of strong drinks goes merrily on here. A NEWS reporter had no difficulty In obtaining all kinds of drinks at several bar* this morning. Some of the cafes are closed tight, but they are the excep tion. To say that Perth Amboy present* a different situation from other cities In regard to the liquor dealers attl Ifcntlm imT nn nflep SI 1 T1' ■ ■' w fS ft Squab Chicken and Steak Dinner* at New Market Inm New Market. N, J. D P Kempt prop ?58«—3-7-6moa* SCENES IN YESTERDAY'S WELCOME HOME PARADE Above are five photographs taken by EVENING NEWS stnfl photographers during yesterday's welcome home parade. In the upper left Iiand corner ts a picture or the Curtis biplane taken as it was flying low over the parade hi Market street. In the machine were Lieut. Willis II. Taylor, U. S. A., and Lieut. William V. Garre two n of tills city. In tlic insert to the upper right is the float of the Goodwill Association representing the front line trendies. This unique float caused much favorable comment along the whole line, the soldiers having gas masks and rapid fire guns, with barbed wire entanglements in front of their trenches and No Man’s Land upon which was laying a dead German. The picture in the center si lows the parade as it was crossing Smith and State streets, the float liaving die machine gun nest being hi the foreground. The two lower pictures of two scenes are shown as die parade passed he reviewing stand, the float in die picture to tile left being that of die Maccabees und diat hi the other representing the “Spirit of ’70.” — NOTICE See time tables of all bus lines to nd from Perth Amboy on Classified 'age. P. A. Hdwe. for Fly Swatters. . w 5781-6-26-6t* » __ Aut«<ops recovered and repaired, 'lauaenafc Johnson, 143 New Bruns wick "me- 4774—5-24-tf» P. A. ijdwe. for Electric Irons. 57Sl-6-26-6t* asal Towring Cars 7 ft ft ^ N«f 3rjsi An. • OO ALL PERSONS INTER ESTED IN ALPINE CEME TERY ARE REQUESTED TO MEET AT THE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAM BERS AT 8 P. M. TONIGHT. JOS. QUICK, CHAIRMAN. ! NOTICE Important Meeting Tonight of workers of Perth Amboy Jewish Relief, B’nei Institute, at 7.30 Tonight. Ail interested should afteud. • P. A. Hdwe for “Gls" Icealiaver. 5781-6-26- t» ANNUAL PICNIC Given by the INTEBNATIONAIj ASSOCIATION OB MACHINISTS Lodge No. 1141 At PULASKI PARK 752 State Street, Perth Amboy, N. J Wednesday Evening, July 2, 191S Music by Prof. Horner’s Orchestra Gent’s Tickets 85 Cent! 1 ladies' Tickets15c centt GENERAL MEETING OF Raritan Yacht Club Members TONIGHT IMPORTANT J. A COMPTON, Vice Commodore.