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rns For Boy Scouts
Instead o£ Staffs
Asks Tom Marshall
bp on boys! Members of our
Red Blood Club have not had
inlng for many moons. The
ig of the armistice, with peace
e near future, has occupied the
s and centered the spot light;
ave been neglected, but are now
I to bat. Doughboys, Gobs and
ten are returning to their
9, a central group to be admir
id incidentally worshipped by a
ful nation. History is repeating
*. At the conclusion of the
War. the "Yanks" came home to
homes and firesides an army of
ned veterans, to be honored, "lev
id respected by those who had
the home fires burning. The
sh war gave to us an aggrcga
>f heroes who received theTlau
ind sincere welcomes of the
folks and admirers,
day we have the Army of De
icy, with Uncle Sam the com
ing officer. They are returning
the blood-tained fields of
:e, where they reflected credit
nly on themselves but our coun
s an entirety. Old Glory was
lly upheld and carried to the
and a successful- finish. This
oleth of justice and right which
tever been trailed in the dust,
n all'occasions been nailed to
last and never pulled down. As
leon stated "God is always on
ide with the heaviest artillery,"
lave at times, based upon our
confidence in mankind, coupled
a belief in external peace dec
ons, been lulled into a comatose
Hon of' security, to be suddenly
ened to our national unpre
ness. That our position taken
I war or belligerents was right.
the avenues of justice and hu
:y. has been evidenced by the re
forces and morale brought up
lent to our assistance by Divine
denee, who in a late instance re
to ally himself, although re
dly solicited, with the new van
ed, vet at one time much touted
>f "Me und Gott" It is possible,
tot a probable deduction, that
toy Scouts and Boys Red Blood
may next be called upon to act
e cause of right or in defense
r flag. Our boys Red Blood Club
reat believers in the Bov Scouts
■sing every rule in their ritual.
• only exception to the general
as accepted, is substituting the
or the staff or stick in our man
raining. We take the broad
id that a boy of requisite age to
ue a Boy Scout. is of logical age
intelligence, that he should be
it to shoot and handle a gun.
under the direct instruction of
npetent man or woman, who
demonstrate *ll of the salient
s. inclusive of safety first, thus
nating dangers to self or friends
iter years. All red-blooded
ican boys eventually become
ers of fire arms, those who are
lers of the class of "sissies."
d have compulsory teaching in
ate shooting, which spells to the
n a standing army of unsalaried
competent, efficient, confident
"eady to be called to the colors,
iredness. Every Bov Scout and
-respective* may be look?d upon
r nation's defenders for the next
>' years, in a few brief years*l
will be the logical solution to
Iding the Stars and Stripes. Pro- •
iness does not mean war, it
rbanon Displaces Tech
From League Lead
LEAGUE STANDING |
W. L. Pet
ing 4 0 1.000
non •.••••••• 3 1 .750
1 3 .250
town 1 4 .200
ton 0 2 .000
rrisburg was jammed out of first
ion in the Pennsylvania lti|cr
astic League last night
y Lebanonltes, losing by one
. 26-25. The game was played
te Y. SI. C. A. floor over there
the surroundings were some
difTerent from what Tech was
itomed to. yet this is not offered
cuse for the defeat,
e battle rushed along swiftly and
inated in a tragic finish which
be historic rhould it result in
's losing the pennant. With the
j 26-24, favor of Lebanon, a
player shot for the bas
but was fouled, so the referee
Kohlman two shots from thei
VITH THE BOWLERS
ivd Memorial alleys entertained
Red team and Blue team of the
street branch of the Presby
n League last evening with the
wing result:
RED TEAM
.go 16! 122 13T— 420
lizer •• ■ 120 115 124 — 259
•ego 99 128 1 44 — 371
v 114 91 142 24 8
ego 154 143 114— 4rl
tal 648 593 662 —1909
BLUE TEAM
rence .. 122 144 1 41— 403
l 114 107 155 3 T>i
>n 123 135 109— 277
Dinger .. 142 108 165 415
■r 137 147 151— 433
itaL. 648 637 721—2006
ADMIRALS
is 147 136 127 — 410
lilton . . 89 111 86— 286
u-d 115 135 116 — 366
tz 98 92 104— 394
ev 146 138 209 493
tal 592 612 642—1846
ENSIGNS
k 128 136 215 479
ler 109 94 105— 308
lling 116 82 104—302
r 110 87 89— 286
S ers 110 104 82—296
>tal 573 503 595—1671
>ouble Header at lless Alley#
HESS STARS
ler 152 144 115— 41 1
nev 145 98 154 397
•Iver 127 128 173—*428
t 170 167 180— 497
;ner 129 159 158— 44C
Jtal 703 696 780 —2179
PIPE SHOPS
erson ... 172 118 133—.423
►rs 199 155 220 574
k 120 118 124 —362
tea 129 160 185— 474
k 159 IS7 148— 464
3 tal 779 708 810—2297
HESS STARS
s 141 178 132 451
bamon .. 173 138 181— 492
ner 126 165 138— 429
rner 138 184 167 469
■lver |. .. 133 157 138— 4261
3tal 711 822 75*—2287
PIPE SHOPS
ersoi*,.. 148 169 140— 457'
It 124 142 / 162 428
in 150 154 151—-455
Irs 156 164 186— 506 i
F !22 123 103— 348'
"otal ...... 700 752 742—2194
SATURDAY EVENING,
savors of perpetual peace. Why not
give our rising generation a line of
! training, in a line of health promot
! ing sport, which means a nation's
! preparedness, to the extent of TO pet
cent, efficiency as declared by Gen
eral Pershing in the late World's
War. Forget the staff, substitute the
gun. is the slogan of the Boys Red
j Blood Club.
Auxiliary military training in all
schools, means the acquiring of the
manual of arms, in addition to better
carriage, education in the accepting
and acting upon orders, rugged con
i stitutions. renewed interest in athle
; tics and outddhr sports, manly ineli
; nations and a general departure from
the prewar tendency of "sissyism," so
j insidiously and surreptitiously invad
ing the inner circles of our better
| t?) families.
Give us a nation of manly men, as
! defenders. Boys Scouts, now is the
i time to assert your preference—gun
vs. staff. To own. handle and accu
| rately shoot a gun. does not mean
- wanton destruction of bird life. As
sociation with dame nature, her
moods and wanderings, cements your
friendship and fondness for God's
living products, wearing fins, feathers
. or fur.
ANSWERS TO NIMRODS
' Question:
A long while ago you favored park
I commissioners permitting trap shoot
j ing in public parks, have they grant
, ed the right to clubs in any of the
; cities, if so where?
HORACE IIAIINEMAN.
1 St. Louis, Mo.
i Answer:
Park commissioners have granted
; the privilege in many cities. Chicago,
1 New York. Philadelphia, Kansas
City, Milwaukee and many others. In
I many of the cities unusual expendi
; tures have been made of a permanent
character. In no instance have I
( heard of a club being refused the
l right. If there is any line of out
door sport that should be encouraged
, by the general public it is the pa
triotic sport of trapshooting. thus
- perpetuating the training given our
boys by Uncle Sam, in shooting.
; which means at all times national
I preparedness. It would certainly be
; a very unpopular move for commit
-1 sioners "to fail to consider a request
j for shooting privilege, where it was
possible to locate the traps.
I Question: ,
| Do migratory birds travel during
' the day or at night? Do the main,
body of birds follow a given course?
Minneapolis. H. U. T.
| Answer:
; The migratory flight is'on both day
and night, in many instances their
flight is virtually continuous, stop
! ping only for feeding purposes. Yes.
you will find that migratory birds
will follow an outlined course, lead
ers directing the way. It has been
my observation that the main body
of the birds, will follow the streams
where there is the best mast or feed;
When it is found that there is an
abundance of mast on pin oaks or a
, liberal crop of grass seed in the bay- i
| ous adjacent to streams running
south like the Mississippi or Missouri,
there will always be a good flight of
ducks
I free line. This was his, chance to tie
the score and all hands held their
breath while "Hen" carried on to
make his aim sure. The pellet set
tled in its nest, but somebody must
have put a gypsy curse on it and the
cussed thing finally rolled out. Har
risburg did not show de'luxe form
and deserved to lose. Lebanon hung
a blue ribbon on Quinn who dropped
in IS frorti the free line. Captain
"Red" Miller was on the job at all
moments and nearly cracked his jaw
laughing at Harrisburg's disappoint
ment. The arena was jammed full of
fans who joined the captain in his
ribald mirth. The details:
TECH LEBANON"
Lingle, f. Quinn. f.
J. Beck. f. Miller, f.
Wilsbaijh, c. Trout, c.
C. Beck. g. Jones, g. •
Kohlman. g. Cohen, g.
Field goal, Lingle. 1: J. Beck, 2;
Wilsbaeh. 1; Miller, 3: Trout, 1.
I-ouls, Kohlman, 17 out of 26; Quinn.
IS out of 34. Referee. Smith.
Bingo! Off Goes the
Lid Up at Dickinson,
With All Sports Going
Carlisle. Pa.. Feb. I.—The war
lid is off sports at Dickinson Col
lege and great interest is being
! taken in every form of activity.
For the first time this season the
college has a re#i!ar basketball
team, replrt-ing the '•informal
fives which have played for the
past five years. The successes
won by the men is causing more
interest in other forms. Mervine.
a layman, recently mustered out
of the naval service, is captain.
Other branches of sport are be
ing organized and schedules map
ped out. The result of the elec- j
tions was announced to-day with
the selection of the following cap
tains and managers:
Manager basketball—Flegelman
( IjiW).
Manager track Goldberg |
(Law).
Captain track Wertanic
(Law). .
Manager baseball—Talley (Col- i
lege).
Captain baseball Seunder
(College).
Manager football Sharfskin
(Law). 4
The college advisory athletic
board was selected to be compos
ed of Professor H. M. Stephens,
chairman; Professor W. c ,
Prett.yman. Professor V,'. H
Hitcnler. Professor Joseph P. Mc-
Keehan.
STANDING OF TEAMS
\V. I.
Pipe Shops 3 j
Hess Stars . .... j 3 X
No Soldiers Behind
in Pay, Baker Says
Washington, Feb. I.— Secretary
; Baker said yesterday that investlga
| tiop at Camps Mills. Upton, Merritt
: and -Dlx had failed to reveal any
, canes of overseas units arriving in
1 this country with their pay several
months in arrears.
"The results of the investigation."
Mr. Baker said, "show that all such
organizations were paid in full ~p
, to the time of their leaving Europe.
In some instances troops arriving in
' JaJnuary had been paid only to Oc
-tober 31, because they left France
1 before the payday in December."
SNOODLES By H vngerfor
NiCH UTTL.E NOw-flOuj | ftvJT VIHV
Stories
Q y L Frank Baum
I I suppose every reader of this
j book knows what a scarecrow is;
; uut Jack Pumpkinhead, never hav
| ing seen such a creation, was more
| surprised at meeting the remarkable
\ King of Emerald City than by any
other experience or his brief life.
His Majesty the Scarecrow was
dressed in a suit of faded blue
• clothes, and his head was merely a
j small sack stuffed with straw, upon
j which eyes, ears, a nose and a mouth
j had been rudely painted to repre
! sent a face. The clothes were also
1 stuffed with straw, and that so un
evenly" or carelessly that his Ma
jesty's legs and arms seemed more
bumpy than was necessary. Upon
his hands were gloves with long
fingers, and these werejiadded with
cotton. Wisps of stray stuck out
j from t hionarch's coat and alsr.
jfrom his neck and boottops. Upon
his head he wore a heavy golden
I crown set thick with sparkling jew
els. and the weight of this crown!
caused his brow to sag in wrinkles,
giving a thoughtful expression to the
painted face. Indeed, the crown
alone betokened majesty; in all else!
the Scarecrow King was but a sim
ple scarecrow—flimsy. awkward '
and unsubstantial.
At first, indeed. His Majesty;
'thought his queer .visitor was laugh
ing at him, and was inclined to re-:
sent such a liberty; but it was not'
without reason that the Scarecrow,
had attained the reputatain of beine 1
the wisest personage in the Land of
® 7 " e ma de a more careful ex
amination of his visitor, and soon
discot ercd that Jack's features were
carved into a smile and that he could
not look grave if he wished to. j
The King was the first to speak.
After regarding Jack for some min
utes he said, in a tone of ponder: I
M here on earth did you comet
from and how do you happen to be 1
alive?"
"I beg your Majesty's pardon" re
turned the Pumpkinhead; "but I
do not understand you."
What don t you understand?",
asked the Scarecrow.
"Why I don't understand your
language. Vou see I came from' the'
country of the Gillikins. so that I !
am a foreigner."
"Ah, to be sure:" exclaimed thei
Scarecrow. "I myseff speak the*
language of the which is'
also the language of the Emeraldf
City. But you, I suppose, speak the
language of the Pumpkinheads?"
"Exactly so, your Maj§s;y," re
plied the other, bowing; "so it will
be impossible for us to understand
one another."
"That is unfortunate, certainly," i
said the Scarecrow, though; fully.
"We must have an interpreter**
"What is an interpreter?" asked
Jack.
A person who understands both I
my language and your own. When
I say anything, the interpreter can
tell you what I mean and when you
say anything the interpreter can tell
me what you mean. Tor the inter
preter can speak both languages as
well as understand them."
"That is certainly clever." said
Jack, greatly pleased at finding so
simple a way out of the difficulty.
So the Scarecrow commanded the
Soldier with Uie Green Whiskers to
search among his people until ho;
found one who understood the!
language of the Gillikins as well as j
the language of the Emerald City. |
and to bring that person to him at:
once.
When the Soldier had departed;
the Scarecrow said:
"Won't you take a chair while we
are wajting?"
"Your Majesty forgets that I can
not understand you," replied the.
pumpkinhead. "If you wish me to'
Tarsus Gymnasts Have Spree
4s Guests of Garrett Wall
The Tarsus gymnasium school
basketball team defeated the Camp
Curtin quintet in a fast game play
ed on St. Paul's floor last evening
by a score Of 39-18. Tursus played
sensational ball and managed to re
tain a lead all through the game, al
though hard pressed at times by
Camp Curtin. The game was fast
and pleased a good crowd of fans.
Tarsus got away to an early lead
and at half time was perched on the
long end of a 13-2 score. Meek
played a good game for the win
ners while Sykes was Camp Curtin's
best bet. Score:
Tarsus. Camp Curtin.
Meek, f. Minlck, f.
Fetrow. f. Sykes, f.
hyter, c. Baldosser, c.
hong, g. Kitsmiller, g.
Holahan. g. Elleoberger, g.
Field Meek, 8: Fetrow, 6:
hong, 4? Holahan, 2: Sykea;_3; Bal
dosser, 2; Kitzmlller, 1; Ellenber
ger, 2. Foul goals, Holahan. 1 out
of 2: KiUmlUer, 2 out of 4. Referee,
Williams.
After the game the Tarsus team
and substitutes were guests at a stag
party at the home of Garrett Wall,
HARRISTJP.G llfljSSl TELEGRAPH
His Majesty the Scarecrow
(Copyrighted by L.- Frank Baum for the George Matthew Adams Service.)
1 f sit down you must make a sign fori
' me to do so."
,1 The Scarecrow came down from
1j his throne and rolled an armchair |
to a position behind the Pumpkin- j
. head. Then he gave Jack a sudden j
. push that sent hint sprawling upon
. the cushions in so awkward a fash-j
' I ion that he doubled up like a jack-'
' i knife, and had hard work to un
; tangle himself.
'! "Did you understand that sign?";
asked his Majesty, politely.
"Perfectly," declared Jack, reach-)
ing up his arms to turn his head
to the front, the pumpkin having;
twisted around upon the stick that)
supported it.
"Fou seem hastily made." re-'
the Scarecrow, watching j
"HE GAVE JACK A SUDDEN PUSH"
Jack's efforts to straighten himself.
"Not more so than your Majesty,",
was the frank reply.
"Thene is this difference between
tis," said the Scarecrow, "that
whereas 1 will bend but not break,
you will break, but not bend."
At this moment the soldier return-j
ed leading a young girl by the hand.!
She seemed very sweet and modest, i,
having a pretty face and beautiful j
. green eyes and hair. A dainty green i
with pea pods, and green satin slit* !
\ pers with bunches of lettuce forj
i decorations instead of bows or.
I buckles. Upon her silken wtjist.
clover leaves were embroidered, anaj
she wore a jaunty little Jacket trim-'
lined with sparkling emeralds of a'
uniform size.
"Why it's little Jellla Jamb!"
1 exclaimed the Scarecrow, as thej
.green tnaiden bowed her pretty
'head before him-. "Do you under-c
224 Woodbine street. The evening,
was spent tn singing and speeches by
the members. After a late hour re
freshment were served to the follow
ing members: Sleek, Fetrow, Lyter, (
Long. Karp, Sehreadley, Marks, Lick, •
liolahan and Garrett Wall.
Passage of P. 0. Bill
Delayed in the Senate
Washington, Feb. I.—Senate lead- :
ers to-day express little doubt that
the $400,000,000 post office appro
priation bill would be passed'before i
next week.
During the discission yesterday J
it became known that some Senators
now plan to offtef as an amendment
to the post office bill the Senate
legislation affecting second class
postal rates which the conferees on j
the war revenue bill rejected. Ais I
legislation would abolish the present'
zone system of rates and fix the Tate
at one cent a pound for the first two i
fostal zones and one and one_half I
ents a pound beyond that limit. '
| stand the language of the Gillikins,
my dear?" *
"Yes," your Majesty," she an
i swered, "for I was born in the North
1 Country."
"Then you shall be our interpret
; or," said the Scarecrow, and explain
' to this Pumpkinhead all that 1 say
\ and also explain to me all that he
j says. Is this arrangement satisfac
tory?" ho asked turning toward his
| guest.
"Very satisfactory, indeed," was
j the reply.
"Then ask him, to begin with,"
I resumed the Scarecrow, turning to
Jellia, "what brought him to the
: Emerald City."
But instead of this the girl who
! had been staring at Jack said to
' him:
| "Yoil arc certainly a wonderful
creature. Who made you?" j
"A boy named Tip, answered |
Jack.
"What does he say?" inquired thej
Scarecrow. "My ears must have de-:
1 celled me. What did he say?"
! ,"He says that your Majesty's brain I
j seems to have come loose," said thej
1 girl, demurely.
, The Scarecrow moved uneasily j
| upon his throne, and telt of his head ;
j with his left hand.
"What a fine thing it is to under-'
, stand two flifferent languages"' hej
; said, with a perplexed sigh. "Ask ;
; him, my dear if he has any objec -
tion to being put in jail for insulting j
, the ruler of the Emerald City."
"I didn't insult you!" protested!
j Jack, indignantly.
I -Tut—tut!" cautioned the Scare-j
crow; "wait until Jeliia translates i
Sunbury Girls Buried Deep by
Muscular Central High Maids
From Ilarrislnirg to Sunbury i
i Is more than fifty inilcs
It must lutvc seemed much further!
To the lassies without smiles.
A gay and happy crowd of Sun
bury High school girls struck the j
real thing in kill-joy last evening i
j when they fell into the maws of
j Ventral High amuzons who wrung I
tears from them and a victory of |
| 46-4. The results of this disaster I
| proved that a girl basket balling j
sport'should be protested by liandl-
I caps, for Harrisburg outweighed,
outaged and outplayed these unfor
tunate visitors something scanda- ■
lous.
Only one maiden athlete. Miss
1 Bloom, refused to be submerged by •
i the superior forces, and her work !
[stood out times. For Cen-j
, tral High effcli player showed skill i
and vivacity, the historian relating;
that Virginia Watts "outjumped her 1
. opponent every time," while Flor
ence Frank kept steadily in the lime- '
light.
Pauline Stevick was substituted
for Eva Frank in the second half
; and Emily Sites replaced Longsdorf
1 In that period also,
j .The lineup:
[ Central. Sunbury.
IShupp, f. Rhubert, f.
F. Frank, t Weaver, t.
my speech. What have we got an
interpreter for, you break in this
rasli way?"
"All right, I'll wait," replied the
Punipklnhead, in, a surly tone —al-
j though his face smiled as genially
las ever. "Translate the speech,
i "Translate the speech, young wo
man."
j "His Majesty inquires if you are
hungry "* said Jellia.
"Oh, not at alii" answered Jack,
' more pleasantly, "for it is impossi
i be for me to eat."
"Its the same with me." remark
j the Scarecrow. ."What he say,
j Jellia, my dear?"
"He asked if you were aware that
one of your eyes is painted. larger
than the other," said the girl,
chievously.
"Don't you believe her, your Ma
jesty," cried Jack.
"Oh, I don't." answered the Scare
crow. calmly. Then, casting a sharp
look at the girl, he ttsked:
"Are you quite cirtain you un
derstand the languages of both the
Guinkins and the Munclikins "
"Quite certain, your Majesty,"
said Jellia Jamb, trying hard not to
laugh in the face of royalty.
"Then how is it in that I seem' to
understand them, myself?" inquired
the Scarecrow.
"Because they are one and the 1
same!" declared the girl, now laugh
ing merrily. "Does not your Ma
jesty know that in all the land of Oz
but one language is spoken?"
"Is it indeed so " cried the Scare
crow, much relieved to hear this:
"then I *night easily have been my
own interpreter!"
"It was all my fault, your Ma
jesty," said Jack, looking, rather
foolish, "I thought we must surely
speak different languages, since we
came from different countries."
"This should be a warning to you
never to think," returned the Scare
crow, severely. "For unless one can]
think wisely it is better to remain]
a dummy—which you Certainly are." j
"I am —I surely am!" agreed the!
Punipklnhead.
"It seems to me," continued , the:
Scarecrow, more mildly, "that your]
manufacturer spoiled some good i
pief"to create an indifferent man." ]
"I assure your Majesty that I did]
not ask to be created." answered)
Jack.
"Ah! It was the same in my case."
said the King pleasantly. "And so, j
as we differ from all ordinary peo
ple. let us become friends."
] "With all my heart!" exclaimed;
Jack.
"What! Have you a heart?" asked:
the Scarecrow, surprised.
"No; that was only-imaginative—
I might say. a figure of speech," said
the other.
"Well, your molt prominent figure
seems to be a figure of wood: so I
must beg you to restrain an imagi
nation which, having no' brains, you
have no right to exercise." suggest
ed the Scarecrow, warningly.
"To be sure!" said Jack, without;
in the least comprehending.
His Majesty then dismissed Jellia |
.Tanib and the Soldier with the Green I
Whiskers, and when they were gone I
he took liis new friend by the arm ]
and led him into the courtyard to |
play a game of quoits.
Next story: "Gen. Jinjur's Army]
of Revolt." in which Tip meets a]
girl who is general of an army of]
girls who plan to conquer the Emer
ald City in order that women shall!
rule it. Tip hopes the general will |
be able to take the city: for then lie]
will see Jack Pumpkinhead and the;
sawhorse once more. Do the girls 1
and he get through the gates? But!
wait and see. Next week's story
tells. i
I Watts, c. Bhipe, c.
i Longsdorf, g. Bloom, g.
! Ij Frank, g. Rossltor. g.
I Stevick, g* Whirl)
(Sites)
Field goals, Shupp, 5; F. Frank,
1 7: E. Frank, 1; Watts, 7; Stevick,
;1, and Sites, 1. Fouls, Bloom, 4 and
I Watts, 2. Referee, McConnell.
"Kid" Rote and McCord
in Spangles Tonight
at Chestnut Street
j Harry "Kid" Rite afcd "Ike"
! McCord will be In the game -with
the local Independents to-night
i against the strong Wilmerdlng
, five from the west. This is the
; first for thiee years that Rote
and CcCord have been In their
old positions together at for
wards. The lineup:
Independents. Wilmerdlng.
Rote. f. Adams, f.
McCord. f. Steele, f.
Haggerty, c. Dolln, c.
Hordes, g. Steele, g.
Ford, g. Campbell, g.
(McAvoy)
FEBRUARY 1,1919.
Tech Boys Stirred by Hero
Professor Just From Front
Professor M. W. Yost, a member
of the Technical High pchool faculty,
returned to the school yesterday aft
er having spent a year in France and
after having been wounded in the
drive on Verdun. In going over the
top last September as a member of
the signal corps, the Tech tutor had
a narrow escape from death from
exploding shrapnel. Only his pres
ence of mind in throwing himself
fiat upon the ground saved his life.
As it was, Mr. Yost lost the index
finger of Iris left hand, received a
severe laceration of his right hand;
and received an injury to his left
eye. But for the skill of the sur
geons that member would have also
been lost.
At the chapel exercises yesterday
I morning Mr. Yost received a hearty
! ovation from the students, many of
; whom received instruction from him
< in Latin prior to his entering the
: service. Dr. Fager called upon the
j instructor for his narrative, and for
j the entire period the soldier-teacher
! gave the Tech lads an insight of the
| greatest and bloodiest of all wars,
j While the teacher gave only a few
i of the high spots of his experiences,
! he added plenty of humor, which
he said was characteristic of the
| "Yank." He claimed that the fight
i e 's are just a trifle superstitious in
I that "if a .shell has yflur name la
| beled on it, it is sure to get you."
| Mr. Yost brought a ripple of
I laughter from the student body when
he declared that a soldier cannot be
! a good fighter unless he lias his share
;of "cooties." After telling of his
trip across in the Leviathan, former-
I Iy the Vaterland, the speaker took
i His audience at once to the battle
j front. He tohl how the artillery was
j camouflaged In the Argonne forest,
jso that only the experienced eye
j could tell that guns were ready to
"talk."
"The papers told about how the
Americans took a town. That made
us soldiers laugh, for what we really
took was nothing more than a pile of
stones, so great was the devastation,"
he declared. He explained that all
the churches, liontes and chateau
are built of stone with practically
no wooden structures.
The "bop, bop, bop," of the ma
chine guns was vividly told by the
speaker, who spoke of a "Yank" on
the cot next to him in the base hos-
I pital who had five machine gun bul
lets in his leg, from Iris ankle to
| his knee. The various kinds of fire
, arms, hand grenades, bgrbed wire
fences, tanks and other instruments
|of warfare interested the student'
body and the faculty for the entire I
j chapel period. •
i More Profs. Return
Professor Joseph Leswing and
rof cssor Denton Albright have also I
returned to Tecli as instructors. The
two teachers were stationed at a !
camp in the middle west, where they
were instructing soldiers. Three!
other Tech tutors are in the service, I
and the student body is eager fori
their return. Professor Ziegler is in I
a southern camp awaiting his dis-l
charge, while Professor J. E. Belt is
located near Paris in Y. M. O. \ j
work. He does not expect to be able 1
nto teachin ff before the i
opening of school next fall. j. JJ !
Renninger, freshman instructor of I
if I ],,' was rus hed to France early I
last fall as an interpreter. Little has
been heard from him. Prior to com- i
ing to Tech and before the opening.
eicri th War V Ml ; nennin er had trav-1
nf hi! b° Ug ! Germany, and because'
of his knowledge of the people and !
the German language, he was used !
an interpreter.
Seniors to Entertain
Members of the senior class will I
entertain t'nc school next Friday!
morning at the chapel exercises. Mu- I
sical and literary numbers will lea- I
ture the entertainment. %
Zowie! Baseball!
Baseball is to be revived at Tech
I-our years ago the team Ifad to dis
band. The reason wus a good one.
1 he Maroon had such a eonsistentlv
good nine that no other high school
team wanted to play Tech. To get
v . ' ' "~l
The Peace Time Quality of
,
King Oscar
Cigars j
will be remembered long after the price,
which conditions compel us to charge, has
been forgotten.
7c—worth it J ° hn C * U e , rman & CO.
Makers *
1 . • - - ' '' i
] games it was necessary to go out of
| the high school class. Rather than
| do this, baseball was placed on the
passe list. Now I.ebanon, Reading,
York and other teams of the Cen
tral Penn Basketball League, have
baseball teams, and it will not be
hard to get games. Monday after
noon there will be a meeting and an
effort will be made to revive the
sport.
While a call for candidates would
have to be made to get the full
strength of the team that could be
mustered up, there are plenty jof
clever players for a nucleus for a
i good team.. Among those who have
j already made records for them-
I selves are 'Bill" Fortna, "Bill" Hoer,
I her, "Red" Foland, George Germer,
| "Bud" Lingle, C. Beck, Mlchlovitz,
| Wilsbach, Bell and Ebner. Doubtless
many other "stars" could be added
to the list were baseball again added
to the sports of the school.
Ouch! Examinations!
With the examinations for the
first semester two weeks distant, the
teachers are reviewing the classes
in the various subjects. There will
be no exemptions because of the
time lost through the epidemic.
Junior Edlsona
The Thomas A. Edison Electrical
} Club was entertained at its last ses-
I sion with talks by Professor W. B.
j r.ongenecker, James Peifer and Park
Weaver. Joe Wachtman, a member
of this club, recently won a prize
for a patent entered in the "Phony
Patent Contest," held by the editor
of the Electrical Enperimentor. His
patent consisted of a large electro
magnet suspended from an aero
plane. The latter then flies over the
German trenches, and the Roche is
attracted to the magnet because of'
the steel helmet worn by them. In
this way the war is soon ended,
according to the "Phony Experi
ment"
Wiring Club No. 2 has appointed
I a program committee consisting of
H. Conner, W. Thrush, G. Mattson
and B. Smith to prepare programs
for the succeeded meetings. Slentz
and Thrush displayed a wiring board
with buzzers.
The distillation of water and com
'bustlon were two subjects discussed
iby Chemical Club No. 2. Sulphur
compounds and bleaching with
i chlorine are the topics for next
i week.
The Glee Club under the direction
of Mr. Lindsay held its most inter
esting rehearsal when various airs
were practiced by the thirty raem-
I bers.
W. Halbert, Thomas Green, Hey
ward Toomey and Ernest Noll will
entertain the Tech Philatelic Societv
at the next meeting with various
displays of coins and stamps. Souve
nir 25 and 50-cent pieces were shown
at the last meeting, as were all the
denominations of stamps sold at the
Harrisburg post office. The latter
display was shown through the cour
tesy of E. E. Fry, of the local post
office.
Belgium to Get
First Instalment
of Hun Indemnity
By Associated Press
Paris, Feb. I.—Ten billiou' francs
have been advanced to Belgium by
Great Britain, France and the
United States, the amount to be de
ducted from the first instalment of *
the war indemnity to be paid by Ger
many, according to a Havas dispatch
from Brussels.
The dispatch adds that the
amount will be raised ejiher by an
inter-allied bond issue or by a Ger
man loan having priority over all
other loans.
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