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With the Board of Aldermen, tonight, rests the fate of
Perth Amboy.
This promises to be one of the most momentous ses
sions of the board that has ever been held.
Is the city to grasp the opportunity that is now knock
ing at her dtfor and move forward, or is she to hesitate,
shrink from the responsibility and cease to grow?
It Is for the Board of Aldermen to answer tonight.
Everybody admits that the waterfront is the greatest
asset that this city has, and that the future of the city depends
on its development. We have been talking about it for
The time has come when we must stop talking and act.
The Port of New York Authority, whose Jurisdiction extends
over ail of the Raritan bay section, Is now drawing up its
plans for the development of the port as a whole, and it is
going to make Its final report to the legislatures of New York
and New Jersey this winter.
There can no longer be any hesitancy on the part of the
city. The parting of the ways has been reached.
I The aldermen must choose tonight whether Perth Am
boy will move forward with the procession or sink back into
These are the men who must decide:
Will this prove to be an honor roll or a list Of public
officials who failed their city when the opportunity called?
We will know after the meeting of the Board of Aider
men tonight.
Perth Amboy cannot expect help from outside In de
veloping her waterfront If she Is unwilling to do anything to
help herself. The port authority want to know what the city
Is doing.
The first step Is to appoint a commission composed of
high class, capable men to look Into the whole project of
waterfront development and report back to the Board of Al
dermen at the earliest possible moment.
This Is the one big Important step for the aldermen to
take tonight.
Will they rise to the occasion and play a big part for
Perth Amboy, or will they falter and fall?
The Evening News believes they will measure up to the
job and put it across.
Besides the appointment of this commission it is highly
essential that a committee made up of the aldermen them
I selves oe appointed to attend the hearing before the Port
* of New York Authority Friday and tell the port authority of
the action taken.
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Furthermore, to neip carry oui me prujcui iui uie ««
velOpment of the Raritan bay section of the Port of New
York, It is for the aldermen to go on record as endorsing the
project to have the proposed belt line railroad extended to
New Brunswick and along the Raritan river to Perth Amboy;
likewise the establishment of a “free zone” within the port
on the south shore of Raritan bay.
These things accomplished, Perth Amboy may be said
to be well on its way to future greatness. The first steps to
ward making a great port at the mouth of the Raritan river
will have been taken. The dream of the past two hundred
years will be in a fair way to be realized.
It is a wonderful thing to have a part in this great for
ward movement. It is a fine thing to have men in the gov
erning body of the city big enough to visualize-what the
development of the waterfront on a large scale means.
Tonight, If the Board of Aldermen do as it is expected
they will do, will mark the beginning of a new era for the
city. It will be, perhaps, the most momentous step the city
has ever taken. *
The time is ripe. To hesitate now would be fatal. The
call today is for the citizens of Perth Amboy to stand shoul
der to shoulder In making this city the important seaport
nature intended it to be.
L A searching probe into the clrcum
r stances surrounding the death of
Paul Sarika. of Sewaren. who was
crushed to death at the Inslee street
crossing of the Pennsylvania rail
road early Saturday morning, is be
ing conducted today by Chief of Po
lice Niels J. Tonnesen. No definite
statement will be made until the in
vestigation has been completed, the
chief said. *
Rumors to the effect that the man
was intoxicated at the time of his
death and that two members of the
police force are implicated in the
affair, reached Chief Tonneeen yes
terday afternoon and the probe was
started this morning. The*authori
ties are attempting to learn whether
Sarika was drunk and if so. where
he obtained the liquor and also the
connection of the two policemen
with the Incident.
A number of men who were with
m Sarika before his death have been
feeXora Ct.d Tonnesen and have.
given statements, the nature of
which the chief refuses to divulge
as yet. It is said that a local saloon
keeper is involved in the occurrence
but Chief Tonnesen would not verify
the rumor, maintaining that a full
statement would be forthcoming
when the matter had been fully
aired before him.
Sarika was struck by a freight
train at 1 o’clock Saturday morning
and was instantly killed. The local
police were notified of the accident
through the Jersey City offices of
the railroad and Desk Lieutenant
John Morris detailed Sergeant
George Kozusko and Officers Wil
liam Clooney and William Petersen
to investigate. The body was later
turned over to Undertaker James J.
Flynn for disposition at the direc
tion of the authorities.
(Continued on page 2)
Resolution to Provide for Ex
pending at Least Million
Dollars on Waterfront
Are also Called Up to Endorse
Belt Line Railroad and
Free Zone
The Board of Aldermen will have
before them at their meeting tonight
a resolution favoring immediate ac
tion in the extensive development of
this city’s water front, favoring the
appointment of a commission to
make a thorough investigation of
the project, endorsing the location of
a free zone on the south shore of
Raritan Bay and a belt line railroad
from New Brunswick, down the Rar
itan river to this city.
The aldermen at their committee
meeting Friday night were waited
upon by a committee representing
the local Chamber of Commerce,
which urged that immediate steps
be taken by the city officials to im
prove the waterfront. The alder
men after hearing various members
of the committee speak, said they
were heartily in favor of the pro
ject and promised to go on record
as favoring such improvements and
willing to spend the money neces
sary to make the proposed plans a
certainty. City Attorney Leo Gold
berger was authorized to meet with
.1. Logan Clevenger, chairman of
the Chamber of Commerce commit
tee and draw up a^puitable resolu
tion covering these points which
will be presented to the aldermen
As the resolution merely puts in
writing the ideas endorsed by the
aldermen last Friday night there is
little doubt but what it will be
unanimously accepted and passed
tonight. The next step will no doubt
be to plan to attend in a body, to
gether with the mayor, the hearing
on the port question which will be
held in New York this Friday.
Spirited Contests Between
Teams in Final Day of
Great Drive
The annual Y. M. C. A. drive for
memberships will come to a close
tonight at a dinner to be served the
workers in the banquet hall of the
local association at 6 o’clock. The
city has been thrown open to the
team workers, no assignment earns
being necessary, and large results
are expected tonight.
For the first time in the history
of the association the women are
conducting a drive for members in
connection with the men’s campaign.
The men seek 500 new members and
renewals while the women's goal is
400, making a total of 900.
The men have secured 305 mem
bers and the boys, who are working
with this division, 47. making a to
tal of 352. This means that 14S
must be reported tonight in order
to put the drive over. The women
and girls have secured 300 mem
bers and need only 100 more to ac
complish their purpose. As the re
port received last Friday night
showed the men to have secured 152
memberships and the women 171 in
one day's work there is little doubt
but what the campaign will again
be successful. The workers have
never tailed in tne past anu present
appearances are that this year will
be no exception despite the fact
that money is more scarce and
many are out of work.
Donalee Holmes.
Donalee Holmes, ten years old.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Holmes,
of 162 Brighton avenue, died Satur
day night of diphtheria. Funeral
services were held this afternoon
with interment in Christ church
cemetery. South Amboy. Rev. W.
Northy Jones officiated.
Electric Heater* at Kelly * MrAllnden
Legionaires and other ex-serv
ice men are requested to meet
at the Y. M. C. A.
OCTOBER 18. 1921,
8.30 Tuesday Morning
to participate in the funeral of
Sergeant John B. Egan
City’s Unemployed Men i
Being Registered Today
The city's unemployed were to
day registering at the office of the
Federal, State Municipal Employ
ment Bureau, at the corner of New
Brunswick avenue and Jefferson
Street, as the result of action taken
by the mayor's committee on em
ployment last Friday night when It
was decided to have a record of all
Perth Amboy's unemployed. It was
decided that this should be the first
logical step in solving the unemploy
ment problem here, some idea of the
actual conditions now being possible.
Mrs. Nellie Davis, tn charge of
the local employment office, was be
sieged by those seeking employment
this morning and it was necessary
to secure assistance of two volun
teers to help her in the registering
work. Up until noon 200 had regis
tered at this office .
In order to secure a complete
record of all applicants for work, one
card is devoted to the history of each
case. On these catrds are the name,
address, age and telephone number
(if any) of the applicant. The .ques
tion is asked whether or not the ap
plication 1B a citizen and how long :
he has been in the United States.
lCach applicant is required to state
whether he has any dependents and
the general condition of his family.
If the applicant is an ex-service man
a special notation of the fact is made
upon the card. Other questions ask
ed are as to the race, birthplace and
occupation of the applicant. The
name of the person or firm last em
ploying the applicant is asked.
In keeping with the spirit of the
meeting of Friday night a meeting
of all of the merchants interested in
forming a Booster Club has been
called for Wednesday afternoon at
4 o'clock in the Packer House grill.
Invitations have been sent to some
but an invitation is not necessary to
permit a merchant attending. The
first meeting of those interested in
forming this Business Booster Club
was held last week at which it de
cided to organize and elect perma
nent officers. No dues are charged,
there are no paid officials and those
benind the movement believe it will
result in the people getting bigger
bargains than ever before.
City To Honor Serg. Egan;
Big Funeral For Peterson:
One Perth Amboy soldier was laid
to rest yesterday and the other will
be buried tomorrow with full mili
tary honors. Both left this city
about the same time and both were
killed on the same day in the Ar
gonne Forest. Their bodies arrived
home on the same day from over
seas and taken charge of by the local
war veteran organizations. They
were both members of Company D.
311th Infantry, one being an officer
and the other a private.
Funeral for N. P. Peterson
Private Nels P. Peterson, one of
the dead soldiers, was laid to rest
yesterday afternoon in the Alpine
cemetery with honors befitting a sol
dier following services held from
the home of his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Peterson, 619 Carson
avenue. Rev. Robert Schlotter, pas
tor of Grace Lutheran church, offi
ciated at the service at the house.
After the services the flag draped
rasket was placed on a casson drawn
by four horses and taken to the
cemetery where impressive services
were held. Members of the Ameri
can Legion, together with the other
organizations escorted the body to
its last resting place. Vice Com
mander Holger Holm conducted the
services of the American Legion and
he was followed by Past Department
Commander Samuel G. Garretson
for the Grand Army of the Republic
and Commander Kmil Frey of Perth
Amboy Camp No. 19, Woodmen of
the World.
A tiring squad from Camp Raritan
fired three volleys over the open
grave and a bugler sounded taps.
Members of Humane Fire Company,
of which the deceased soldier was
a member, also attended together,
with other members of the depart
ment. The bearers were Marinus
Peterson. Joseph Lynch. Nels Miller,
Arthur Ludwigsen. Joseph Murasky
and Edward Karenski.
Yesterday was the third anniver
sary of both young men's death in
the battle of the Argonne. Private
Peterson went to Camp Dix on Sep
tember 22. 1917. and Sergeant Egan
left here for Camp Dix on September
6, 1917.
Egan's Funeral Tomorrow
The body of Sergeant John B.
Egan, who was killed in action in
the course of the battle of the Ar
gonne Forest In France on October
6, 1918, reached the city on Friday
night and the funeral is to be held
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from
St. Mary's church. The remains were
taken to the undertaking establish
men of Thomas F. Burke on arrival
in this city and were yesterday re
moved to the home of the father of
the deceased soldier. Matthew Egan
of 137 Madison avenue.
A forty-hour devotion service has
been held and this afternoon a 24
hour guard natch will be conducted
by former members of Sergeant
Egan’s company. Company D, 311th
infantry, many of whom are resi
dents of Perth Amboy. The guard
watch starts at 2 o'clock this after
The funeral is .n charge of the
local post of the Veterans of For
eign Wars, which is named in mem
ory of Sergeant Egan. Other mili
tary organizations will attend the
Former comrades acting as pall
Bearers are Joseph Leahey. Anthony
Petersen, Peter Fiigan. James Kenny
and Patrick Kilmurry.
Want Public Guarded
Under New Fare Ruling
TRENTON. Oct. 17:—Attorney
General McCran appearing for the
state and L. Edward Herrimann for
the Public Utility Commission today
sought to have the federal court here
include provisions in the eight cent
Public Service fare trolley decree
which will safeguard the interests
of trolley riding public and also pre
serve the authority of the utility
board pending the Anal outcome of
the case in the federal tribunal.
Mr. McC.ran was prepared to ask
the court for the impounding of
money which the company will re
ceive from the increased rate or that
the Public Service be required to
provide a surety bond on the ground
that it claims to be an insolvent
company and that if this is so the
money of trolley riders should be
kept intact until the case is Anally
disposed of.
Mr. Herrimann came to the hear
ing to ask that the decree be so
worded that it will not interfere with
the rights of the utility board toe
hear other applications for other
rates on the lines of the Public
Service. His point was that in the
present proceeding it has been taken
for granted that the Public Utility
Board act is constitutional and
therefore the federal court’s decree
cannot tie the hand of the Utility
| Commission.
Frank Bergen, of counsel for the
Public Service, submitted a tenta
tative draft of decree when the court
opened thisa morning. It simply
provides for the charging of the
eight cent fare, a penny for a trans
fer, four tickets for thirty cents and
the present scale for school tickets.
According to Vice President
Wakelee, of the Public Service
Company, the new rate of fare will ,
not go into effect today even though •
the decree is signed by the court.
He asserted that the arrangement
necessary in charging the eight cent
fare have not as yet been complet
ed by the company. It is thought
however, that the new fare will be
put into effect as soon as possible.
Charge He Caused Fire.
Stephen Haraon of Roosevelt is in
the county jail awaiting the action
of the grand jury on the charge ol j
willfully setting tire to and burning
down a one-story frame building the
property of Adam Garber. Hansen
was committed by Recorder Edward
J. Heil of Roosevelt.
Rayo Lamps at Kelly & Me.VUnden
Qoaipaafc JMS—19-lt-Jt*
If Not Registered Do So To
morrow to Vote at Gen
eral Election
Tomorrow will be the last regis
tration dav for the general election
on Nov. 8. If you are not regis
tered. do not fail to do so tomorrow.
That is the warning issued today
by leaders of both the Democratic
and Republican organizations here,
who realize that it is useless to con
duct a spirited campaign if the vot
ers are not registered.
While no big offices, state or na
tional, are to be filled this year,
leaders point out to the importance
of the local and county positions to
be filled In urging that all register
tomorrow. This year's election. It is
also pointed opt leads up to the big
ger issues of 1922.
Those who have registered at
either of the two registration days
held this year are eligible to vote
in November without registering to
morrow, but all others in order to
qualify must register some time be
tween 1 and 9 o'clock in his or her
respective noil.
The registration books and sup
plies are ready for distribution to
the election clerks and City Clerk
Arthur E. Craham will be In his
office tonight from 7 untitl 8
o'clock to give out these books. All
clerks are requested to call for their
books tonight and return them to
morrow night.
To Moot In Second Ward
The Second Ward Republican
Club will meet tonight In Odd Fel
lows' hall. Smith street. All voters
are welcome. Invitations having
been extended to candidates to
speak. The Sixth Ward Republican
Club will also hold a meeting tot
right at which the candidates will
speak. A majority of the Republi
can candidates will speak at a bli
Woodbridge meeting .
Members of the Republican coun
ty executive committee will meet
tonight wit htheir treasurer, Fred
erick Deibert, at his home. 230
South Stevens avenue. South Am
boy, for the purpose of discussing
the registration tomorrow and elec
tion matters.
The first meeting of the Sixth
Ward Democratic Club will be held
In Kozusko's hall at the corner of
Hall avenue and Catherine street to
night. All of the Democratic county
and city candidates are expected to
be in attendance.
LONDON, Oct. 17 (By The Asso
ciated Press).—Upon the simply in
scribed slab in Westminister Abbey
which marked the tomb of Great
Britain's "unkonwn warriors" was
laid today the highest decorations
within the gift of the American
people. It was the medal of honor,
voted by the congress of the United
States in reaffirmation of the com
radship betw'een the United States
and Great Britain in the World War.
CHICAGO, Oct. 17:—No imme
diate action in the case of “Babe”
Ruth will be taken. Judge K. M.
Landis, commissioner of baseball,
said upon his arrival here from New
York today. He has a number of
questions to attend to before the
matter of the great swatter’s defi
ance of his orders concerning exhi
bition games, the judge said.
“In the meanwhile.” said the
judge, "law-abiding baseball players
need have no fear that the law will
not be enforced. The law still is in
force and what goes up is bound to
come down."
If your ooal or am* range floes not bake
or burn. I will make It or no charya F
J. Larkin. *67 McClellan St. Tel. 565-R.
1174—S-14-t M. W &•
See us for Perfection OU Heaters. Kelly
& Vc.UInd-n Company. 7S«!—10-14-Jt*
All Soldiers. Sailors and Marines
of Perth Amboy are asked to turn
out Tuesday morning to honor our
departed comrade. Sergeant John B.
Meet in front of Odd Fellows Hall
at 8:30. Octoter 18, 1021.
NO. «6S
Reduce Freight Rates
Not Wages, Is Plan
of U. S. Public Group
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.—Official Washington inter
! est in the impending national railway strike centered today
i in the reaction of railway executive and labor leaders pro
posals. The public group of the railroad labor board, plans
| to prevent the lieup of the transportation system. <
The board proposed:
That the railroads immediately put into effect freight
, reductions equivalent to the wage reduction authorized Iasi
That requests for further wage decreases be with
I drawn. _ JM
That the employes withdraw their strike order pend
ing action of the board upon any request for further wage
reductions which the carriers subsequently might file. 1
Federal action in connection with the strike has beer
' confined up to today to conferences arranged by President
Harding between the public group at the labor board and tbe j
Interstate Commerce Commission, the impression being that
| the President intended to leave the matter temporarily ir.
j the hands of the two agencies created by law to superviac ]
! railroad transportation. There was some expectation, how
ever, of a statement from Postmaster General Hays in replj
to the announcement that mail trains would not be givan
special consideration if the strike developed. 1
_. ■R.it*, Mr. Havs and Attorney Oen

News From Chicago That
Penna. and Other Eastern
Lines to be Affected

CHICAGO. Oct. 17.—The Eastern
' railroads are among those affected
I by the scheduled walkout of the five
I big brotherhoods on the second and
third group of carriers, it became
1 known today. Railroads in the sec
ond groups are New York, New
j Haven & Hartford, and the Dela
! ware and Hudson.
Like the first group, the walkout
of the second division of roads will
effect every section of the country,
but the East harder—a section of
the country practically untouched
in the first group. The second
group will go out at 6 A. M. stand
: ard time. November 1.
The official list of roads affected
in the second walkout follows:
New York, New Haven & Hart
ford. Delaware and Hudson. Chica
go and Eastern Illinois. St. Louis
I illiu II x * <»**'• ^ 1 v ‘ v
Louisville and Nashville, Nickle
1 Plate. Krie Railway sjstem. Atkin
son. Topeka and Santa Fe. entire
svstem. Atlantic Coast line. Buffalo.
Rochester and Pittsburgh. Delaware
and Lackawanna and Western. Le
high Valley. Nashville. Chattanooga
and St. Louis.
Three o£ the remaining largest
railroads in the country are includ
ed in the third group which is set
j for 6 A. M. local standard time. Xo
i vember 3. The entire Burlington
svstem. the New York Central lines
and the entire system of the Balti
more & Ohio, are among those
which will be affected November 3.
The balance of the third and fourth
groups include the remaining roads
in the country.
The roads listed today include all
those announced as definitely group
With the remainder of the third
group the railroads affected by the
first three walkouts will total ap
proximately fifty. It was expected
that all the principal roads of the
country would feel the effect of the
walkout by November 3, when the
men on the third group are sched
uled to leave work.
The remaining roads of the coun
try will be included in the walkout
November 5.
(Continued on page 3)
Meeting of the 2nd Ward
Republican Club
To be held tonight in
j Perth Amboy Republican Club
All voters are welcome.
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rXJLU alii, i a a .* ^ --/ _ j
eral Dougherty have been bu»y V
was learned, in surveying the sltna* ,
tion generally with a view to laying
reports before the cabinet at the pe
trular meeting tomorrow. Mr. Dough- i
erty's report which covered the
authority of the federal government,
it was said, and its proper proced
ure to be followed if a decision was j
reached to utilize the power of the j
government directly in the contro- j
versy. while that of Mr. Hays was j
to outline a tentative plan for the ,
maintenance of operation of mai- ;
Proposal Not Feasible
CLEVELAND, Oct. 17.—The pro
posal of the public group of the rail
road labor board to reduce freight
rates to prevent a railroad strike
would not prove feasible. Warren S.
Stone, grand chief of the Brother
hood of Railroad Engineers, declared
"The suggestion cannot be worked
out." Mr Stone said. "By the time
their reduction got to the consumer
it would not amount to one half of
one per cent. The middle man would j
absorb all of the difference.”
W. G. Lee. president of the Broth- j
erhood of Railroad Trainmen would i
make no direct statement today on t
the feasibility of the plan.
"Our understanding, and I believe
that of the public also, was 'hat tbe |
twelve per cent wage reduction of |
last July would be passed on to the
public,” he said. ;
Canadian railroads will not he ef
fected by the strike on lines iu the
United States, according to Mr. Lee. «
Volunteer Crew Ready
MORRISTOWN Oct. 17: — A vol- j
unteer crew- of wealthy business men j
who operated the "Millionaire's Spe- A
eial” on the Delaware. Lackawanna J
& Western railroad, bringing com- I
miners to New York during the 1920 i
railroad strike, are ready again for
service. Murray Coegshall said to
day that if the threatened railroadi
strike developed every man would
be found at his post.
das Heaters and Radiator* at Kelly A ,
M- Allnden Comrany 75*:—lH-U-Jt* 1
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All Democrats of the City
of Perth Amboy, who have
I failed to register up to the
present time Air the Gen
' eral Election to be held on
Tuesday, November 8, 1921,
are requested to personally
' call at their respective poll
i ins places, on Tuesday, Oc
tober 18, 1921, between the
hours of 1 and 9 P. JI. and
register so that they may
,j vote at the General Election.
In all other municipality*
where there is a house to
house canvass, the polls will
be open during the same
hours to add names to the
I registration list.
j| Chairmanof Democratic

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