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Perth Amboy’ n ‘
Grand Success
Greatest Parade City Has Ever
Witnessed Is Complete Sue
cess—Weather Ideal
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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.
All Make Batteries Tested aud Repaired
-•— Starter and Battery Co.
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
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
To say that Perth Amboy present*
a different situation from other cities
In regard to the liquor dealers attl
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Squab Chicken
and Steak Dinner* at New Market Inm
New Market. N, J. D P Kempt
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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.” —
See time tables of all bus lines to
nd from Perth Amboy on Classified
P. A. Hdwe. for Fly Swatters.
. w 5781-6-26-6t*
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Aut«<ops recovered and repaired,
'lauaenafc Johnson, 143 New Bruns
wick "me- 4774—5-24-tf»
P. A. ijdwe. for Electric Irons.
asal Towring Cars 7 ft ft
^ N«f 3rjsi An. • OO
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»
Given by the
Lodge No. 1141
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
Raritan Yacht Club Members
Vice Commodore.

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