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Cooler in soutJi and VOL XXXIX No 194. ■ PERTH AMBOY, N. J., MONDAY, JULY 7, 1919. TWELVE PAGES TV 0 CENTS
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Dr. Silk Answers Critics Of City Health Situation
_ _ __ __ j
Says Passing Examination by
Dp. Thompson is of Little
An answer to recent criticisms
of the Health Board is submitted
today by Dr. Chas. I. Silk, pres
ident of the Board. Dr. Silk makes
clear that he is speaking only for
himself, not officially as president
of the board. The doctor’s princi
pal points ar? lack of co-opera
tion, politics and apathy
rt and indifference on the part of
the public. .. |
The letter follows:
Anent an editorial in a recent issue
of the Evening News entitled "Making
a Farce of It,” in which the Board
of Health is roundly criticised, I might
state at the very outset, that it is not
my intention to gloss over anything or
to whitewash the Health Board, for I
am a poor hand at such business.
Moreover, I believe in constructive
criticism as one of the best means of
stimulating to sound reaction. It is
rather for the purpose of analyzing
the situation and clearing up some of
the statements made in said editorial
in order to prevent, or correct any ,
false impressions which otherwise
would surely be formed by the public
at large. It is with this end in view
that I take the liberty of addressing
you on the subject and ask you to
kindly give it due publicity.
First as to Dr. C. S. Thompson’s ap
pointment as health officer of the city
of Perth Amboy. At the time when
the sentiment of the public was so
much aroused by the statement of Dr.
; ■ Wohlfram that Perth Amboy was a
rotten hole; that .the Board of Alder
men was practically forced to increase
the health budget to $20,000, it should
be remembered that the city fathers
stipulated that this amount was forth
coming solely on the condition of Mr.
Wilsey’s removal as head of the
Health Department. The members of
the Board of Health were strongly
opposed to such dictation from the Al
dermanic Board although it was
pointed out on the quiet after the
inproncp waassured. the Health
Board could then do as It pleasea
about ousting Mr. Wilsey from his po
sition. This underhanded method of
acting in bad faith did not appeal to
the -majority of the Health Board
members, besides it was very plain
that if such thing was attempted, Mr.
Wilsey’s position would be made un
tenable for him by his opponents and
So nullify all the good that might oth
erwise have been accomplished by
such a procedure. So the Health
Board perforce had to look for a new
appointee and it was found that un
less we got an out of town man at a
minimum salary of $3,000, and we did
have such applicants, there was no
one with experience and qualifications
anywhere near like Mr. Wilsey, who
would be available for the job. Per
sonally I favor a good outsider, as
long as no local man with such qual
ifications was to be had. But here
again the opposition was very strong
against any outsider no matter who
he may bo.
The passing of Dr. Thompson’s ex
amination is of little importance if
viewed in proper light for granting
that he had done so, he would still be
lacking the experience which can
come only In the course of many
years. -
As to my statement about the
nurses floundering I had in mind the
necessity of a supervising nurse; one
experienced in public health nursing,
at a somewhat increased salary, say
about $1,800 per year. This is abso
lutely needed if we are to get the best
results. This was contemplated when
we first started out and was mention
ed on several occasions by myself but
am unable to assign any good reason
for not having procured the services
of such a nurse except the fear on the
part of the members of the board of
over-drawing their budget.
Now as to some general statements
such as; "But six months have now
passed under the new regime and the
people have a right to expect some
thing worth while to show- for the ad
ditional $10*00 appropriated at the
beginning of the year” and “The
whole program has been thrown to
the winds,” etc. Permit me to say I
Mr. Editor that it takes a great deal i
more than many times $10,000 and a
health officer, and a Board of Health |
to back him, to accomplish real results
iContlnued on page 3)
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This great historical picture shows the signing of the Treaty of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, June 28 1919. Figure 1 and arrow
points to President Wilson, who was was caught by the camera in the act of affixing his signature. Figure 2 indicates the group of German dele
gates awaiting their turn to sign the document._ _
These pictures are the most remarkable exhibition of newspaper
enterprise ever attempted. The Treaty of Peace was signed hi the
Hall of Mirrors, at Versailles, Saturday, June 28. The European
Manager of The Newspaper Enterprise Association, II. E. llechtol,
planned to get tills picture to the EVENING NEWS and otlicr
members of the N. E. A. FIRST. The photograph was placed aboard '
a British Royal Air Force Aeroplane and rushed from Paris to Lon
don at a speed of 130 miles an hour. A courier met the plane at
London and by special train to East Fortune, Edinburgh, Scotland,
was able to hand the package to Commander Lansdowne, U. S. Navy,
who made the trip by invitation of the British Air Ministry, on board
the British Dirigible R-34. The big airship, after flying across the At
lantic, landed at Roosevelt Flyinc Field, Mincola, Long Island, Sun- )
day piorning, July 0. Commander Lansdowne lianded the package to
the New York Manager of the Newspaper Enterprise Association, who
had been advised by cable, ar.d the pictures were rushed to New York
City by fast automobile, and tliencc by special delivery mail to Perth
Amboy for the benefit of the reader^ of the EVENING NEWS. Tills ■
extraordinary feat beat by at least two and a half days the fastest
Atlantic liners and the U. S. Destroyer speeding across the ocean with
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WASHINGTON, July 7—Charges
that President Wilson organized the
council of national defense before war
w^s declared in absolute violation of
law, and thereby created a “secret
government of the United States,”
which formulated war legislation, dic
tated policies the country was to pur
sue and defended "big business,” Were
were made today by Chairman Gra
ham of the special House committee
investigating war department expend!
He declared the President created
the "secret government” by ignoring
and reversing the intent of congress in
authorizing the establishment of a
qouncil of national defense in August,
1916. As authorized by Congress, he
said the council was to be composed
of six members of the cabinet who
were to be the real executives and
seven civilians to be selected by the
President who were tf'act in a purely
advisory capacity. Instead of doing
this, he asserted, the President made
the advisory commission the real ex
ecutive, "clothing them with unprece
dented and almost limited powers.”
"Behind closed doors, weeks and
iven months before war was declar
jd,” he said, "these seven men de
ligned virtually every war measure
vhich congress subsequently enacted,
rhey devised^ the' entira system ov
aurchasing war supplies, planning a
(Continued on page 3)
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WASHINGTON, July 7.—President]
Wilson will address the Senate on the’
peace treaty and the League of Ra
tions at 12:45 P. M. Thursday it was;
announced today at the White House. |
When the President reaches Wash* j
ington late tomorrow night he will'
find an accumulation of official busi
n*m awaiting his attention. Bills
awaiting his denature include the
sundry civic measure, with the ship
ping board and other huge appropria
tions; the army measure, the navy
bill, the agricultural bill, with its
rider repealing* the daylight saving |
law, the deficiency bill, the vocational;
educational measure and a number of
(Continued on page 3.)
In our deep grief over the loss of Mrs.
Johanna Laskowski, our beloved wife
and mother, the noble sympathy of our
relatives and friends brought us much
i relief and consolation. We beg them
to accept our heartfelt thanks for their,
kind words, beautiful flowers and pres
ence at the funeral. . |
We also extend our gratitude for the
uplifting services to Rev. Wandowski of
the Polis Nat. Church of Bayonne; Rev. ',
Dr. Jacob Ganss; to the Ladies of the'
Mohawk Council of Pocahontas; the Poi
Ambo Tribe No. 65, Imp’d O. R. M.; to
Mr. M. Zylka for pretty arrangement.
Last, but not least, we wish to thank
Dr. Silk, Dr. Lund, Dr. Siegel for their
learned advices and great relief brought;
our dear deceased during her illness.
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The R-34 snapped by 1ST. E. A. sUff photographer as she nosed down to Roosevelt Flying Field. Letter
indicates forward nacelle ifrom which Commander Lansdowne handed thpicture of the signing of peace o
the representative of the N. E. A. who was present on the field by special permission. _
'Jo Effort Made to Save Robt.
F. Govers’ Life When Pulled I
From Water
An Investigation into the drowning
pesterday of Robert F. Govers, nine!
pear old son of Air. and Mrs. William
3overs, of 131 Alarket street, is being
made by the police. The child was
irowned in McHose clay pit pond on
:he New Brunswick road about a half
mile past the city hospital, sometime
netween 9:30 o’clock and noon.
That the boy’s death was due either
;o ignorance or absolute indifference.
Df those who were present is the con- !
piction of various persons in the city j
will have obtained some details of the
Irowning, and a complete examlna- j
ion has been ordered by Chairman
William Wilson of the police commit- j
According to Mrs. William Bryans,
whose husband keeps a barber shop
it New Brunswick road and Man
ning’s road, word reached the barber
shop about 11 o’clock that a boy was.
Irowning at-the clay pits. The in
formation was brought by a boy on
a bicycle, who said he had brought
Govers up on his handlebars.
John Bryans, fifteen years old, a
member of the High School Cadets,
rushed over to the pool and dove for ;
the body. He found it caught In the !
mud not far from the shore. He told
his mother that he struggled hard to
get the little boy’s body out of the
water and was refused assistants by
(Continued on page 2.)
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103 New Bruovwlck 'Ave. Tel. 4#
PARIS July 6.—Premier Clemenceaus today began a visit to the
devastated ’regions, ente*«lg the zone of protracted warfare at St.
Quentin. Everywhere he was given a splendid xwelcoiiie.
BERNE, Switzerland, July 7.~Dr. Leyien, one of the leaders of
the Bavarian Communist uprising in Munich last April, has been ar-.
rested at Weisbaden, according to information received irom uer-;
many by the police. .
COBLENZ, July 6. — Individual sand smaller units ot the I
old third army are losing no time in getting out of Germany. A1
trains are crowded with casuals, and car reservations from Coblenz
to Paris are booked a week ahead. The fifth division began moving |
from Luxemburg Friday, and the fourth division is scheduled to leave
the Rhine sector Tuesday. Next scheduled to move in the direction
of home is the second division due to leave July 15.
NEW YORK July 7.—The work of reassembling the parts of the
now famous seaplane NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic
ocean, was beguil today preparatory to placing her on exhibition in
Central Park about July 14.
WEIMAR, July o.—lne ixerman uauuuai oo»cu±uV —
bating the new constitution and has indorsed articles qualifying any
male citizen, native or naturalized, who has attained the age of thir
ty-five for the office of president.
TOLDO July 7.--Tex Rickard, promoter of the Dempsey-Wil
lard championship match, said today he would be “considerably isur
prised” if the gate receipts exceeded $500,000. Official check of the
total gate receipts and attendance is expected to be completed here
late today. .
WILHELMSTADT, Curacao, July 6.—The American coast guard
vessel Itasca arrived here yesterday and will leave today under the
provision of the Dutch neutrality, regulations, prohibiting war ves
sels of belligerent nations from remaining in port more than twenty
four hours. ,
PARIS July 7.—The commission of admirals appointed to con
sider the disposition of the remaining German warships submitted
their report to the allied council today.
Almost Was Blown Away—To
Return to England
By Associated Press.
M1NEOLA, July 7. — Major
Scott, commander of the R-34, an
nounced definitely at. noon that
the dirigible would start on its re
turn journey at 5 o’clock tomor
row morning, flying over Boston.
The R-34 will not circle New York
before turning east, he said.
Major Scott announced later
that an effort would be made to
shape the R-34’s course so that it
would pass over the George Wash
ington, which is bringing Presi
dent Wilson Home.
The commander of the R-34 based
his announcement on the starting
hour on the assumption that the
wind which was blowing at the time
between twenty and twenty-rive
miles an hour, would die down later
in the day and so permit the refuel
ling of the dirigible.
"We will cruise over Boston," he
said, “and then follow the trans-At-'
lantic trade route. Wo ar eselecting
that course because there we vill find
the most favorable western winds.
We had considered making our start
at 8 o’clock but we have advr.g :ed
the time because the earlieer we get
away the lower the temperature and
rtstower the temperature the great
g7-^—wt-nf -yc’- ’*1 we can load. ge
~Z<£. put in 4.100 gallons wmen win
give us nothing to play about with,
but we do not expect to play about
as the wind will be favorable.”
The following wireless message was
delivered to General Charlton today
from the British air ministry:
"Please convey following message
to the United States Naval authori
ties: ‘Air council desires to express
their most cordial and grateful
thanks for the cooperation and assist
ance of the United Slates navy ten
dered to his Majesty’s airship R-34.’ ”
The message was forwarded to Sec
retary Daniels at. Washington.
MINEOLA, July 7.—The R-34 was
torn from her mooring ropes this
morning by a violent gust of wind.
The cross girder to which the rope
was attached broke under the strain
ripping a hole six feet by three feet
in the gas bag. The giant dirigible
was saved from being blown away
by 300 men who seized the ropes
hanging from her side and held her
down with great difficulty.
The breeze stiffened as the sun rose
nd the American army balloon me
clianics had all they could do to hold
' ■ menaced airship. As she swayed
l he wind the clinging men wore
swept oft their feet in relays.
The officefs ill charge of the dirig
ible ordered the work of overhauling
rushed in order that she could start
on her return voyage on the earliest
possible moment in view of the dan
ger to which she was exposed. In
spite of all possiblo haste the dirig
1 do's engineers believe it will be only
witli exceptional liuck that the air
ship can start at the scehduled hour
of 8 A- M. tomorrow.
As one result of the accident it
has been decided to abandon any
further attempt to moor the dirig
ible to the concrete pillars which
were built for that purpose. Instead
she will be held to earth by relief
parties of th seven balloon companies
on duty here until she casts off on her
astern voyage. ,, .
Immediately after the accident
Major H. O. Scott, the ship's com-t
mander, climbed Into the forward
gondola and inspected the damage.
He announced later that the rip In
the gas bag could easily be mended.
One explanation of the parting of the
steel mooring cable by the dirigible's
officers was that the rising sun had so
expanded the hydrogen in the gas
bag that the lifting offeyt had been
increased by eight tons.
Pending an official announcement
officers of the aircraft said it was un
likely that the famous dirigible would
accept the invitation of th American
navy department to cruise over Wash
ington or that she would even at
tempt a llight over New York.
No Change in Plan
Lieut. Colonel Frederick \V. Lucas,
of the Royal Air Force, in charge of
landing arrangements for the R-34,
at 9:30 A. M. today denied that there
had been any change in Plan for the
departure for the big British dirigi
ble. He said the overseas start posi
tively would not be made today.
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