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Senator McCumber Author
ized to Present Measure to
the President
man Met.’umber, of the senate fi
nance committee, was authorised
formally today by the majority of
that committee to present the .*o.
dler bonus bill with the bank loan
plan to President Hardin*.
Senator Smoot. lie publican, t'tah.
however, informed th«* committee
men that he also would lay before
tha President his bonus plan which
contemplates a twenty-year life en
dowment insurance policy.
(Continued from page one)
In the course of the Are an ex
plosion occurred in one of the burn
ing buildings. Shingles and glass
fragments were flung for several
hundred feet around and the crash
of the detonation added to the con
fusion and tumult. The source of
ths shock has not been definitely de
termined except that it is known
that it did not take place in the
building where the Are started.
Causes given for the explosion
ranged from * still to a box of shells.
Some of the families turned out
by the flames were taken In by
neighbors and friends, but others
, had no place to go. These people
people spent the entire right hud
dled over their few rescued belong
ings, drenched by the rain. Many
pitiful scenes were witnessed by the
thousands of spectators who flocked
tc the fire In automobiles, by trolley
and on foot. In one case a family
tbnt had only last week made the
Anal payment on a home lost the
house and all It contained. In other
instances children became separated
from their parents and frantic moth
?ra dodged back and forth among
the bystanders trying to -ocate their
offspring. Families of foreigners oc
cupied some of the houses and many
of these people became terrified.
Wagons and trucks were used In
emptying houses nearby when it
was feared that the flames would de
itroy the whole section. Spectators
.od residents united in working to
remove furniture from homes with
n a two block radius.
Efforts were made to reach the
Red Cross chapter here last night,
but the fire cut the telephone cables
and all communication by that
means was cut off. Early this morn
ing. however, the emergency workers
n-ere on hand preparing f> assist the
stricken families An appeal for
furniture and clothing lias been
made and temporary quarters have
been provided. Persons desiring to
donate money for relief purposes
may make their contributions
through the local chapter of the Red
Jroes. Miss Anna II- Borden, exec
utive secretary, is in charge, assisted
. Jay.Mrs. Isabel Gould.
Repair gangs from the telephone
ompany and Public Service Corpur
itlon were on the ground after day
light repairing damage to their sys
tem of wires.
Thirteen years ago a conflagration
on the same spot wiped out seven
residences. At that lime also it be
came necessary to summon outside
issistance in extinguishing the
The glare of last night's fire was
visible for miles around. It was
thought by many persons that the
James were in this city and the fact
:hat no alarm was sounded for some
:ime caused much speculation.
Automobiles Hocked to the blaze by
the score and were lined up along
the heights on both sides of the
road. Police from this city aided the
Woodbridge force in coping with
he throng.
At the local police station Desk
lieutenant Andrew Jensen was noti
fied by Alderman McGuire to send
he Eagle Company to Keaabey.
Alderman John J. Clark head of the
fire committee also acted to send
men and equipment. Chief Hooper
ind Jay B. Franko went to Keaabey
«oon after. An alarm was turned in
from the station, sounding at box
TRENTOX. May 4:— Motor Ve- I
hide Commissioner William I- Dili
today reported to State Treasurer
William T. Read that the fees re
reived by his department for April
Juat past were sreater by a quarter
of a million dollars than those of
same month last year. The total
amount collected last month was
$496.994.31 and the receipts fur
April, 1921. were $239,641.75.
The state treasury wa* today en
riched by a check from Mr. l*ill for
$475,239.39. representing April 1922
receipts minus certain deductions
for agents fees and tines due to
counties. During the last month the
state received from passenger ve
hicle registrations $211,544: com
mercial vehicles registrations. *121.
•I*#; drivers licenses. $93,459: tines.
*15.173; transfers, (14.171; drivers
permits. *8,(61.
Beveridge Increases Lead
Associated Pres*):—Additional pre
cincts received here early today
from Tuesday’s primary In the sen
atorial race only served to Increase
ihe lead of A. J. Beveridge, formtr
senator, over Harry 8. New. incum
For the last twenty-four hour*
Mr. Beveridge has been making
slow but sure gains and with 3.215
out of 3.382 precincts in the state
tabulated, he has reached the. high
est majority that he had at any time
Gels 9*00.00 Damages
NEW YORK. May 4.—William A.
Rafter, sporting editor of the Brook
lyn Standard Union, was awarded
3200.000 by a supreiry- court jury to
day in a breach of contract suit
against the Fox Publishing Com
pany. publishers of the Police G«
sette. He sued for *600,000, alleging
the Fox Company violated a con
tract calling for a life Job as sport
ing editor for that paper.
If YOU have some special
want to be satisfied — call the
IG NEWS and aak for
ail* -.a siiai.. 't
I.ocal delegates will meet at the
corner of Smith and State street, to
I morrow morning at 9 o'clock to at
l tend the Spring Institute of the Mid
dlesex County Woman's Christian
Temperance Cniofl. which convenes
In the Baptist church in South River,
tomorrow. Mrs. William K. Perrine
m ill preside at the morning session.
The program for the day follows:
Morning Soskm
Courtesy. Mrs. Wilbur Rose. Mrs.
D Karr. Mrs. Thomas Wilbur. Mrs.
J. Simmons. Mrs. Esther Service.
Periodicals. .Mis. Ralph Powell.
Resolutions. Mrs. H. J. Butcher
and Mrs. William Walters.
Greeting for churches. Rev. Wil
liam Kern.
Greeting for local union. Mrs. Wil
liam Morgan.
Response. 'Mrs. Krcd Sorter.
Report of Executive. Mrs. Tapp. n.
Statement of treasurer. Mrs.
Address. Mrs. Eva X. Taylor, state
superintendent of health.
Song. “Some Glad Day.”
Noon-tide prayer. Miss Mathilda
Luncheon will be served.
Afternoon Srssion
2 o'clock
Bible reading. Rev. L. C. Hofer.
Solo. Mrs. J. M. Crabiel.
“Women in Industry.” Mrs. W. P.
“Enlarge the Circle of Service,
Miss Ida Lillian Page.
“America’s Great Need—a Cam
jaign for Law and Order.” Rev. Wil
liam Parsons.
Violin solo. Joseph Monush.
Reading minutes of morning and
report of executive.
Reports of committees.
Singing. “America.”
Supper will be served at 6 o’clock.
Evening session
7:45 o'clock
High School Orchestra.
Devotions. I'.ev. rranwiiu nuin
Vocal solo. Miss Ocho
Silver Medal Contest.
Recitation No. 1.
Recitation No. 3.
Flute selection. Fred Crutter.
Recitation No. 3.
Recitation No. 4.
Violin solo. Samuel Zweibel.
Recitation No. 5.
Recitation No. 6.
Piano solo, Fred Crutter.
Recitation No. 7.
Recitation No. 8.
Retirement of Judges.
Male Quartet.
Presentation of Medal.
Elaborate preparations have been
made for the dance to be held to
night in Junior Hall, under the aus
pices of the Order of Eastern Star.
The usual elimination and moonlight
dances together with many other
novel features arranged by the com
mittee will help provide for the eve
nings fun. Excellent music has
been secured for the occasion. Miss
Edna Lindhardt is chairman of the
affair and her committee is ar
ranging for a large crowd and all
those that attended the last dance
are looking forward to the good
time that is in store for them to
Donations for Cafeteria
Miss Dorothy Van Dusen was in
charge of the noon-day luncheon at
the "Y” yesterday. The following
donations were received:
Mrs. Koeckelt. cake; Mrs. R. C.
Miller, cake; Misa Marie Robbins,
two cakes; Mrs. Thomas Foster,
cake: Mrs. William Claris and Miss
Mary Meade, fudge. Miss Ethel
David will have charge next week.
Given Surprise Party
A surprise party was given by Miss
Anna Delman in honor of Miss Freda
Bolinsky, at her home In Cortlandt
street. Games and da eing were
enjoyed. Frank Delman gave a vo
cal solo. Refreshments were served
by the hostess.
Among those present were Misses
Madeline Bolinsky. Freda Bolinsky.
Anna Katcak. Mildred Bolinsky,
Marie Delmar and Anna Delman.
Messrs. Mickey Valation. Walter
Tusick, Ale Snyder, Walter Smith,
Mi.vair Punohiski. J oseoh Belko.
James Carson. Brunno Perknsky. of
this city. Miss Setta Brasky and
.Miss Marguerite Gergley. of Newark,
Theodore Donald. John Gordon, Mrs.
Delnian. Mrs. Bolinsky, Mrs. Banka
and Mr. Del man.
Rummage Sale On
The Perth Amboy Chapter of lla
dassah are holding a rummage sale
at the corner of Oak and Smith
streets, all this week.
Plan Fond Sale
The Rector's Guild of St. Peter s
Episcopal church will hold a fool
sale in the Parish House Saturday,
May 6. from 2 to 5 P. M.
Many Attend Dance
\bout 200 people attended the
dance given by Liberty Council No.
14. Sons and Daughters of Liberty,
in Junior hall Tuesday night. Music
for the occasion was furnished by
Sam Tonghini's Sterling Si*. Much
credit is due Herbert ICishner. chair
man, and his committee for the
success of this affair.
Plan for Festival
Three new members were voted
in at the regular monthly meeting
of the Standard Bearers of Simpson
M. L. church, held at the home of
Miss Hester Hawkins. Tuesday night,
plans wet; made for a strawberry
festival to take place some time ir.
June. At the close of the business
session a social time followed. Re
freshments were served.
Social Flub Meet*
T’-.o ooibr weekIv meeting of the
Girls' Social Club was held in the'r
rlubrooms in Commerce street
Tuesday night. Piano selection
were given by the Misses I1 lorencc
Buchan. Mary Mullen. Mildred Bird.
Eileen Mullen, Louisa Beatty. Kuth
Matton, Eleanor Desmond and
Frances Royle. Dordthy Buchan
gave several recitations. Refresh
ments were served by the committee
In charge.
Benefit Play Tonight
“Et Enfolding Pigebarn” will be
presented in Washington Hall to
night under the auspices of the
Young People's Society of St Steph
en's Danish Lutheran church. The
proceeds will help defray the heavy
expenses of the club. Tickets have
been selling fast and may be pro
cured from any member of the so
ciety or at the door. The cast in
cludes Clara Anderson, Gudrun
Zimmerman. Marie Anderson, Mar
garet Peterson. E. Hansen and
Hans Rasmussen, _. --
Tonight the Rosary Society will
hold their card party in the Knights
of Columbus assembly room in High
street, as the committee is arranging
for an unusually large attendance.
Tables will be arranged for bridge,
five hundred, pinochle, euchre and
the peanut jab. Fifty beautiful
prises will be awarded. Refresh
ments will be served. Mrs. Peter
Van Syekle. Sr., is chairman of the
affair and her committee follows:
Mrs. Frank Burns, Mrs. John
Bcattj. Mrs. William Clapsadell. Mrs.
Jeremiah Desmond. Mrs. Thomas
Dwyer. Mrs. Joseph Hartung. Mrs.
John Kennedy. Mrs. John Lawless.
Miss Margaret Martin, Miss Bess'e
Mullen, Mrs. Joseph McLaughlin.
Mrs. Reddy. Mrs. Hugh Reilly. Mrs.
Thomas Ramsey. Mrs. Louise Senior
Mrs. Patrick White. Mrs. Charles
Sieber. Mrs. Frank Rhodes. Mrs.
John Winands. Mrs. Thomas Patten.
Mrs. James Quirk. Mrs. Hugh Cun
ningham. Mrs. Bracken. Mrs. John
j. Quinn, Mrs. John Delaney and
Miss Blanche Van Syckle. ,
Y. M. H. A. HALL
From all indications the dance to
he held iu the Ai. Ai. A. hall to
night under the direction of the l.
M. H. A. Athletic Committee, will
he orfte of the moat successful al
fairs of its kind ever held in this
Ltty. Nat Kessler's Novelty J?ive,
now playing at Healy's Golden
Glades in New York City, have ar
ranged a delightful musical program
lur me .— . .
night will be a most original one
and the decorations will play no little
part in its assured success.
Green and white will figure in the
color scheme, while the form of
decorations is withheld as a surprise
until the dance opens tonight. There
will be elimination dances, moon
light waltzes and other novel fea
tures during the evening, Including
a high class entertainment, secured
through the courtesy of lteder
Brothers. Leo S. Lowenkopf, chair
man of the a flair, urges that all
members of the Y. M. H. A. and Y.
tv, ll. A. turn out for this afTair,
us it will mark the last big func
tion 10 be held in the present head
Tickets may still be procured from
any member of the Y. M. H. A.
Athletic Committee, consisting of
Milton Berlfeln, Bouis Daltz. Arthur
Weiss, and Joseph JJambach.
The Jolly Eight Bridge Club will
Vive a musical • In the high school
tudltoriuni, Tuesday. May S», for the
leneiit of a crippled child. Tickets
tave been out for some time and
nay be procured from any member
if the committee, consisting of Mrs.
lenry K. Golenbock, Mrs. Vi. Salter,
Mrs. Sol Schloss, Mrs. Philip Borak
tnd Mrs. f. Seigel.
The Brahm’s Quartet, consisting
>t Mrs. Lester M. White, first violin;
Jharles W. Barnekov, second violin;
Stephen Somogyi. vlolincello, and
Kenneth C. Martin, viola, will play
leveral selections. Miss Hebecca
Davidson, of New York, who made a
hit when she appeared before the
Woman's Club several weeks ago,
will play a number of piano selec
tions. Mrs. Reginald B. Crowell and
Stanley C. Potter, both members of
the Mendelssohn Quartet, will give
i vocal solo. Miss Dorothy flail, a
;raceful little dancer, will give an
(esthetic dance.
There will be a dress rehearsal of
ill the girls Taking part in the Y.
M. C. A. circus this afternoon at
1:30 o'clock in the Y. M. C. A. build
ng. The girls who are taking part
Yankee Doodle Clog—Regina Lar
sen. Helen Ward, Irene McNulty,
Margaret Fraser. Virginia Hoy.
Marion Larsen. Dorothy Neilson.
Ida Wilson, Freda Peterson. Eloise
Larsen. Eleanor Mathiasen, Kather
ine McLeod, Katherine Christen
son and Evelyn Seeber. Tarantella—
Eleanor Brogger. Claire Pfeiffer,
Francis llance, Sybil McConnell,
Clara Gerlufsen. Grace Foster,Erica
Dettmer and Helen Brown. Tum
bling and Rings—Lillian Bjork. R.
Larsen, Virginia Hoy, I. Wilson.
Helen Schultz, Alice Bjork, Marion
Larsen. Ethel Weinblatt, Estelle
Andrews. Eleanor Brogger and
Frances llance. Rings—Eleanor
Brogger, Lillian BJbrk and Ruth
Arthur Fullerton, of Park avenue,
left yesterday for Houston. Texas,
where he will attend the convention
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Engineers.
Mrs. Scott Hall, of Rahway, was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Stacy
Coutts, of Kearny avenue, Tuesday*.
Miss Florence Sayre, of RecPor
street, visited friends in Highland
Park, yesterday.
Mrs. Louis Tonghinl. of Broad
street, was th© guest of friends in
New York yesterday.
A son was horn to Mr. and Mrs.
Cecilius Petersen. of Compton
avenue, yesterday.
Mrs. John R. Haywood, of High
street, and Mrs. A. Walker, of the
Sewaren History Club, left today
for Atlantic City, where th$y will
represent the Sewaren History Club
at the convention of the State Fed
eration of Women’s Clubs now being
and Mrs. Marcy Michaels, o:
Market street, Mr and Mrs. M
Weinstein and Da\id Kaufman, of
Gordon street, motored to Atlantic
City today where they will remain
for a week. •
Mr. and Mrs. August Standt and
YfiflCi \ nrruiHr. ...
leave today for Atlantic City, where
they will remain for a few days.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Holger Nelson, of Prospect street,
Mrs. Martin Hanson, of Park ave
nue, left Tuesday on the Aquitania
for Denmark, where she will visit
relatives for a few months.
Mrs. Elmont Bedell, of Market
street, has returned to her home af
ter spending several days with her
father In Millhall. Pa.
Mississippi Flood Extends
NEW ORLEANS, May 4.—Relief
measures continued to grow more
complex today as flood waters from
the Mississippi and its tributaries
spread over large sections of Louisi
ana and Mississippi, extending far
I from the crevices and spillways.
Eleven parishes in this state al
ready have felt the effect of the flood
and flve Mississippi counties in the
Yazoo basin, wherl 1®,000 persons
are reported in neM of assistance,
lare being inundate^*._^
To Be June Bride
Denying reports that they have changed their minds about marry
ing Max Oser. Swiss riding master, and his flajiee Miss Mathilde Mc
Cormick, granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, are arranging for their
wedding at Basle. Switzerland, the latter part of June.
$10,000,000 ' Appropriation
Bill Will Come Up in House
Next Week
(Washington Correspondent of the
Perth Amboy Evening News)
■WASHINGTON, May 4:—The bi.l
authorizing an appropriation of
$10,400,000 for improving the chan
nel in Staten Island sound and $2.
150.000 for establishing a 30 foo.
channel in Newark bay and Hacken
sack and Passaic rivers will be tak
en up by the House for passage
early next week. Republican Floor
Leader Mondcll placed it on the
program for consideration this week
but unexpected delay in considering
other legislation ahead of it put il
ovc r to next week.
These two projects are probabl>
the most important and expensive
waterway developments ever under
taken by the federal government in
New Jersey at one time and doubt
less will go a great way toward en
larging ihe state’s commerce.
The improvement proposed for
fhe New York and New Jersey chan
nels consists of establishing a chan
nel 30 feet deep from the main shir
channel north of Sandy Hook
rhrough Raritan bay via Seguin'
Point and Arthur Kill to Kill von
Kull. with channels north and south
of Shooters Island, then through
Kill von Kull to deep water in upper
New York bay. This will cost $10
400.000. with $118,000 annually foi
The provision for the Staten Is
land sound project is contained ir
the rivers and harbors authorization
bill reported to the House from the
committee on March 7.
The Newark bay item is in the
form of an amendment to this hi’
introduced by Congressman Rad
clifte of Paterson, the New Jersey
member of the rivers and harbor*
committee. The report of the engi
neers on the Newark bay project
was made to the House after the bill
had been reported in. by the com
mittee and will therefore go before
the House as an amendment to th»
Funeral for Mr*. Burke
The funeral service for Mrs
Johanna Burke, of Brighton avenue
was held from her late residence
thU morning followed by a solemr
r.equiem*high mass at St. Mary'i
church at 10 o’clock. Rev. Johr
1-arkin was celebrant at the mass
Rev. Charles Prendcrgast was dea
con and Monsignor William P. Cant
well was sub-deacon. Interment wai
in St. Mary’s cemetery. The beat
ers, four nephews and two grand
sors, were Patrick. Michael. Thoma*
and Daniel Dwyer, John anci Thoma4
Would Convert Lakehurst
Proving Ground Into Ex
Service Men’s Hospital
(Washington Correspondent of the
Penh Amboy Evening News)
Congressman T. Frank Appleby of
Asbury Park, is making an effort to
have the War Department Proving
.Ground at Lakehurst. N. J.. convert
ed into a hospital for treatment of
former service men.
The government plant at Lake*
hurst cost about $2,000,000 and was
used during the war by the Chemi
cal Warfare Service. Recently it
was abandoned as nn active post and
has been offered for sale. Mr. Ap
pleby believes that if it is sold at
auction as proposed it will bring
only a fraction of what it cost the
He held a conference today with
Director Forbes of the U. S. -Vete
rans Bureau and urged that an in
vestigation be made by the bureau
with a view to taking the Lakehurst
property over for location of a hos
pital for war veterans.
This section is well located as a
health resort. Mr. Appleby pointed
out, and is much more desirable
than many of the places where the
Veterans Bureau has veterans now
established. Director Forbes appear
ed Interested in the proposition and
1 said he would have it thoroughly in
vestigated. The American Legion, of
Ocean, and other counties along the
Jersey coast have been urging this
L'NIONTOWN. Pa.. May 4:—First
eviction of striking miners and they
families in the Fayette region took
place at the Amend Coal & Coke
Company near here. A dozen fam
ilies. it was reported to the county
authorities, have been moved fron.
company houses and their belong
ings set out in the road. This was
the beginning of a move by the
company to reclaim property held
by persons named as undesirables.
Release Amboy Man
Louis Perelman of Perth Amboy
arrested by Deputy Sheriff John
Platt yesterday on a capias out of
the supremo court, was released by
the sheriff on the furnishing of the
required bond. A judgment was ob
tained against Perelman in a civil
action as a result of an automobile
accident and he failed to pay same.
Snaps Falling Wall
This snapshot shows a wall fall! ng In a Are at Los Angeles, live
Arempn be.ng injured. The man In white helmet did not back away
ciuickly enough. His foot was broken.
Despondent and Brooding
Over Husband’s Death,
Woman Hangs Herself
JAME3BURO. Mey 4.—Despon
dent «nd brooding over ths death of
her husband, William Chappel, a
farmer of this plsce, Mrs. Annie
Chappel. fifty-live years old. com
mitted suicide by hanging at her
home late yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Chappel is said to have made
two other attempts on her life In the
same manner without success. Her
body was found hanging from the
rafters of a small room used a* a
store room. Her body was found
hanging by her son. Merrill Chappel.
who cut It down.
Dr. John L. Suydam. the county
physician, was called and pronounc
ed the woman dead. Mrs. Chappel
had used a clothes line. She had'
stcod on a chair and after tying the
rope to a rafter in the room ehe
kicked the chair over that left her
dangling from the ceiling.
Mr. Chappel died last winter and
since that time It Is said that Mrs.
Chappel has brooded over hie death.
The family were fearful of her at
tempt on her life the third time,
after the other two unsuccessful at
tempts. It was said that she was
unusually bright yesterday morning
and nothing was thought about her
trying the act again. She had only
been gone a short time before ahe
was missed by the son. who went Sn
search of her and found her hang
ing in the room. Arrangement* for
the funeral are being made by the
family today.
A't the Strand
Hundreds of ex-service men were
employed at Universal City. Cal.,
during the production of "Foolish
Wives.” the costly photodrama of
Mcnte Carlo, now showing at the
Strand theatre. They were used to
give the proper soldier atmosphere
at the fanxpus Mediterranean plea
sure resort, which also waa a leave
area of the Allied armies during the
Among the former aoldlera who
appear in the varlou* scene*, in their
own uniforms, are men and officials
from almost every allied arm^y In
cluded In this list are Lieut. Edwin
C. Parsons, an Ace in the Lafayftt*,
Escadrille and the holder of many^^
French and Belgian war cross; Ma-^^
jor Cartwright of the Dublin Fuel- ■
leers. Captains Machael Kustoff and
Boris Germanoft of the Russian ar
my; Major Ram Singh, of the Brit
ish Hindoo forces; Captain B. Given,
a British hero of Vimy Ridge; Jean
Franke. a non-commlssiontJ officer
in the Belgian army, of many decor
ations; Baron Jarvis, who holds Brit
ish war medals for both the Boer
and the World Wars; Roger McKen
non, a noted Ansae, and Lieut. Felix
O'Rourke of the Scottish Highlan
The American ex-service men in
clude men and officers of all rinks
from every branch of the army, navy
and marine corps. A large per cen
tage of these ex-fighters actually had
visited Monte Carlo, either on leave
or as hospital patients. They were
able to help the picture considerably
in reconstructing the life and activi
ties of the Riviera shortly after the
Win to be Probated
Thb will of Leonard Classen, whs
died at South River on April 22. wat
admitted for probate by the surro
gate this morning. The will was
drawn May 7. 1914. and names
George Holsworth and David Ser
vian as executors of the estate. Resi
dences in Sayreville are bequeathed
to Peter Holsworth. George Hols
worth and Christina Shied, while a
plot of land adjoining one of the
houses in Sayreville is left to Ame
lia See man. Cash bequests are made
in favor of a number of other rela- ,
tives and the residue of the estate^.j
goes to George and Peter Hols-^m>
worth and Amelia Seeman.
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to secure the best instructions!
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Agriculture! All the expert advisers of the United States
department of agriculture are at your service through our
Birds and wild animals, insects!
Plants, the growing of fruits, grain, grasses and seeds!
Good roads, special maps!
Health and special advice on sanitation and drugs!
Politics—facts relating to international political prob
lems !
These are only a tiny fraction of the vast multitude or
subjects covered by the Evening News Bureau. .
The information bureau of the Perth Amboy Evening
News is at Washington because Washington is so htfndy to all
the greatest sources of. information.
Send your inquiry there addressed to Mr. Frederic* J.
Haskin, Evening News Information Bureau. Enclose a two
cent stamp for return postage.
You will be answered. . |£>
If there is anything in the world you want information V
about—ask Mr. Haskin.
It doesn’t matter what—Mr. Haskin will tell you, and-Be
will leave no stone untiirned to get you the information.
. Mr. Haskin’s full name is Frederic J. Haskin and ha is
the Director of the Evening News Information Bureau,
He maintains a big staff of experts and correspondents,
whose business is merely to answer questions—your questions.
What do you want to know about!
A fact of history!
The solution of a business problem!
Social etiquette!
Army pensions!
Something about irrigation, surveying! ....
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tion about the places you are going to, no matter where in the
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Perth Amboy Evening News
Counselor at law Jacob S. Karkus.
yesterday obtained the release of
Louis Perelman. who was taken Into
custody by the sheriff on May 2. on
an execution issued against him by
the supreme court in the suit of
Shadrick James, when he failed to
pay a judgment of IS.500 found
against him.
A rehearsal of the Goodwill Asso
ciation band will be held at the
rooms of the association tonight In
Jeffjrson street.
Two applications for membership
were received by Middlesex Council
No. «3. Jr. O. V. A. M.. last night
at Its meeting and arrangements
were made for going to Newark next
Wednesday night to the monster
demonstration and initiation to be
held there. The recently organised
patrol of Hindustan Court. No. 9. of
the Orient, held a drill following the
meeting for the parade and demon
stration to be held the last Satur
day In June. The demonstration is
to be held under the auspices of
Hindustan Court that includes mem
bers of the various councils of the
county. .
The Perth Amboy Republican
Club will meet tonight In Odd Fel
lows hall. Thomas L. Hanson, a
local attorney, will address the meet
ing on the platform and ideals of
the party after which preliminary
plans will be laid for the fall cam
paign. Six members of the local
club attended the county G. O. P.
meeting in New Brunswick last
night, they being Senator and Mrs.
Morgan F. J,arson. Mrs. Elisabeth
Oliver, Francis Oliver, Assemblyman
Edward J. Peterson and J^hn Han
son, Jr.
The final Hl-Y supper, which was
scheduled to be held at the Y. M.
C. A. tonight, has been postponed
until Thursday night. May 18. A
regular meeing of the Ht-Y organi
zation will be held at 7:30 o'clock
tonight in the association building.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Board of Education will be held
at 8 o'clock tonight in the high
Twelve new applications and one
transfer card were presented at a
meeting of Violet Rebeknh Lodge,
No. 58. Odd Fellows, last night at
Odd Fellows’ hall. Plans for the
initiation at the next meeting were
made at this time.
Thursday. May 25, “Travlata”
from Verdi will be presented in the
Majestic theatre under the direction
of the Church of Our Lady of the
Most Holy Rosary. Grace Hoffman
will sing soprano, Edward Battente
tenor, Joseph Intervante baritone,
all Metropolitan Opera stars, togeth
er with twenty people in chorus and
orchestra, will provide an excellent
concert for muBtc lovers of Perth
Amboy. Tickets may be procured
from any member of the church.
A quoits game next door to the
Eagle Hose Company headquarters
yesterday resulted in a slight acci
dent when one of the horseshoes
used in thp game struck a slx^year
old boy. The lad was not seriously
hurt. Report of the incident was
made at police headquarters by
Rowan Jensen, of 270 Oak street.
According to Mrs. John Lawless,
of 181 State street, a roomer known
as Joseph Di Cinzo departed from
the city on Monday morning bearing
with him a suit o.' clothing belong
ing to another roomer, and a watch.
In place of the new suit the depart
ed guest left his old one. The police
are investigating.
A delivery truck owned by Green
span Bros, and driven by William
Synkofsky. of 599 Charles street,
struck and ran over Charles Faue
nex, a seven-year-old boy whose
home is at 684 Catherine street, last
night. The accident took place at
Hall avenue and the Pennsylvania
railroad crossing. The boy was not
seriously injured and was removed
to his home. Patrolman Gaydos
made the report on the incident.
A semi-monthly meeting of the
St. Martin's Italian Social Club was
held at its quarters last night. Plans
for the dance of the organization to
be held in Junior hall May 29. were
discussed and the committee in
charge reports that everything is in
readiness The next meeting will
ue utiu iudj1
Next Tuesday night toe annual
election of the city firemen will be
held in City Hall. A chief, first as
sistant chief and a second assistant
chief will be elected at this time.
Robert Colton and William J. Lan
gan are ths contestants for the sec
ond assistant chiefship.
Final instructions are being gtven
the members of the class to receive
First Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
church this Sunday morning.
Great rivalry already is being
shown in the popularity contests be
ing held by the Eagle Hose and
Chemical Company in connection
with its bazar. The contests opened
last Monday, and the bazar will be
held from May 22 to 31 inclusive.
Walter Frank Hayward, who has
spent seven years in China, resid
ing in Wu Chang, will be the speaker
at the meeting of the Men’s Club of
St. Peter's Episcopal church tonight
at 8 o’clock. Mr. Hayward will tell
of the characteristics of the Chinese
and the present political status of
the empire.
WASHINGTON, May 4—Erection
of twelve soldier hospitals, with a
total capacity of 5.460 beds is pro
vided for in a bill reported today
bv the House appropriations com
mittee. The bill makes a direct ap
propriation of $12,000,000, this be
ing the sum eatimated to be with- j
drawn from, the treasury during the
next fiscal year. Authority is given
for the additional $5,000,000 and the
director of the veteran committee
will be able to start work as soon as
possible cm all facilities contemplat
ed under the Langley bill authoriz
ing the $17,000,000 outlay.
Additional*funds may not be re-,
quired before 1924.
The facilities proposed to be ac
quired with approximate cost figures
as outlined to the committee by Di
rector Forbes, Include: District No.
2. New York. New Jersey and Con
necticut, tuberculosis cases, 660
beds; general cases. 160 beds; $2,
Auxiliary to Meet
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Cale
donian Club will hold their regular
meeting tonight in Odd Fellows' hall
at $ o’clock. All members are urged
to attend this meeting as important
business w.ll come up. _
A new concrete walk Is being laid
in front of the Perth Amboy Trust
Company's building in Smith street.
Work has so far been completed
on the new building of the Maple
Realty Company at Madison avenue
and Smith street that the tenants
are able to move In.
A meeting of Willow Grove. No. 6
Woodman's Circle, will be held in
Woodman’s hall, in Hobart street,
tonight at 8 o'clock. All members
are urged to be present as many
matters of importance are to be
Court Amboy No. 68. Foresters of
America, at its meeting last night
heard a report of the anniversary
celebration held last Saturday night
und arranged for a smoker and en
tertainment to be held at the next
meeting. Past Chief Ranger Ed
ward C. Smith was named at the
head of a committee to decorate 'he
various cemeteries in the city and
other places the Sunday before Me
morial Day. A large delegation of
members will accompany the degree
learn to Fords on Sunday afternoon
to the big rlass Initiation that la to
be held under the auspices of Court
George B. McClellan of that place.
Court Amboy's degree team will put
on the work.
The residents of this city have to
taken advantage of Clean-up Week
that the collection of refuse and old
articles placed along the streets
seems almost an endless task. Sever
al trucks are needed to remove the
rubbish from In front of some places.
A monthly* cVan-up has been sug
An effort will be made by the
boss barbers and the journeymen to
come to some agreement tonight in
the strike at a conference to be held
at the New Packer House between
the two. A business agent of the
journeymen Is here in an effort to
straighten out the matter between
the two organizations.
According to signs posted in the
lobby of the postofflee. bids will be
received for the interior decorating
of the building.
Work on the new store building
of Adolph M. Metzendorf at the cor
ner of Madison avenue and Market
street la helnv rushed
The police traffic booth which has
been tried out at various street In
tersections and Is not at the Five
Corners, apparently Is working bet
ter at this location than at any other
spot. The only confusion Is caus
ed by traffic approaching the booth
on New Brunswick avenue. All this
traffic Is guided by the State street
signals, a "Go" sign for State street
being a signal for traffic waiting on
New Brunswick avenue to go ahead
and a "Stop" sign for State street
applying to New Brunswick avenue
as well. This system is proving
quite a success.
Owing to the lack of a quorum
there was no meeting o#the Board
of Park Commissioners last night.
Superintendent Tooker was prepent
with photographs to show what was
being done in Caledonia Park at the
foot of High street, to Improve the
appearance of the spot by erecting a
bulkhead of field-stone of various
Bids for the general construction
work of the new T. M. H. A. bnild
lng at Madison avenue and Jeffer
son street will be received at 4
o'clock this afternoon by the board
of directors at a special meeting in
the y. M. H. A. building. The ex
cavating contract, awarded to Gra
ham & McKeon. has almost been
Because of the strike at the plant
of the Barber Asphalt Company here
the steamer Mantura sailed yester
day with only part of the cargo un
leaded. The steamer Pram, with a
cargo of crude asphalt for the plant,
arrived In local waters yesterday and
anchored in the vicinity of the Great
Beds lighthouse. Due to the strike
It Is a question If this ship can be
unloaded on schedule time.

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