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Public Doffs the Lid
To Flying Sportsmen
Great Banquet at Waldorf Tonight For Rinkenbacker
While Harrisburg Prepares to Welcome *
Walter Shaffer
A!r aportsmcn are coming to their
own. The daring cloud busters com
ing back from the front are bqjng
plunked Into the king row. with spot
light accompaniments. Tonight all
New York is going to fete Capt. E. V.
Rickenbacker, leading American
"ace'" at the Waldorf, the banquet
being given by the American Auto
mobile Association, and the guests
will include prominent figures In the
automobila world. Secretary of War
Baker, Major-General W. L.*Konly, of
the Department of Military Aeronau
tics, prominent statesmen and other
people of note. Representative Clif
ford Ireland, of Illinois, a member of
the A. A. A. Contest Board and a
friend of Captain Klckenbacker, will
be a toastmaster.
The dinner will be the biggest social
event of show we<||<. To assist In
making It such, Automobile Deal
ers' Association cancel'ed Its own
banquet, which was for the
iame date and will co-operate in the
contest board's banquet. The same Is
true of the Motor Club, which had
planned a banquet for "Bick" and
whose invitation he had accepted;
ikewise other organizatkms desir
ous of entertaining this "Ace of
Aces" who has ftventy-slx Boche
danes to his credit. Co-operating or-1
ionizations include the National Au-1
tomoblle Chamber of Commerce, Mo
tor and Accessory Manufacturers As
sociation, Automobile Club of Amer
ca and Aircraft Manufacturers As
A reception committee was appoint
ed to meet Capt. Rickenbacker upon
lis arrival from France, It included
■llmer Thompson,secretary of the Au
omobile Club of America; Charles
Irown, president of the New York
dealers Association; C. H. Larson,
ihairman of the New York Show
'ommittee; William. Allen of the New
fork Motor Club, and Fred Wagner,
who has charge of the tickets and
leating. Tickets arc JlO.
Rickenbacker was Captain of the
Ninety-fourth Aero Pursuit Squadron.
The day the armistice was signed his
lutflt was transferred from the First
Vrmy to the Third Army. It vras
he only squadron in the American
Mr Service to accompany the Army
if Occupation. This distinction was
tlvcn it as a reward fo its unusually
rood work for eight mbnths on the
vestern front. This unit shot down
dxty-nine enemy planes, including
he first and the last Boche brought
lown by Americans. Of this number
'apt. Rickenbacker accounted (offic-
The Pence Time Quality of
King Oscar
will be remembered long after the price,
which conditions compel us to charge, has
I been forgotten. ,
L ~ John C. Herman & Co.
7c-worth a. Makers
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Main Coal Office
. Forster and Cowden Streets„
TLJERE are located our executive offices.
Here are kept our final books of ac
An Elliott-Fisher Bookkeeping Machine
keeps your records correctly. Letters are
dictated to "The Dictaphone" and written
on an Underwood. Three Burroughs, Add
ing Machines' are constantly in use. Other
appliances consist of Addressograph Ma
chine, Multigraph, etc., etc.
An up-to-date business requires modern
equipment in every department.
Coal bills may be paid at any of our
branch offices, located at 15th & Chest
nut Sts., 7th & Reily Sts., 6th near Ham
ilton St., 7th & Woodbine Sts.
United Ice and Co&l Co.
Main Office I-'orster A Cowden Sts.
Also R'teelton, Pa.
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hHliiiT I fe.... .
ial) for twenty-six German airmen.
Capt. Rickenbacker plans to return
to the automobile racing game this
season. He undoubtedly will be the
most picturesque figure on the track
in 1919.
Ho enlisted early in 1917. For a
time after reaching France he served
as chauffeur to Gen. Pershing, but
later procured a transfer to the avi
ation service. After completing his
CQurse of Instruction in April, 1919,
he won the of "Ace" in one
month by bringing down five German
airplanes. Other victories followed
in quick succession.
His exploits were recognized by Ihe
highest military authorities and he
holds the Distinguished Service Cross
with four oak leaves, equivalent to
five citations; the French Cro.x de
Guerre, and the decoration of the Le
gion of Honor.
In 1916, his last racing year, "Rick"
ranked third to Resta and Aitken in
the A. A. championship ratings. It is
said that Rickenbacker r.tay drive an
English "Sunbeam."
Harrisburg is right in the push,
with a great ovation next Monday
night at the Orpheum for our local
premier, Walter Shaffer, who though
not an "ace" promises to be one of
the most rarflous of the American
cloud climbers. Tickets will be on sale
this Wednesday, and today the pro
moters were assurd that all Dauphin
town will tun out to greet the daring
native son, whose narrative waj
printed exclusively in the Harrisburg
Telegraph. Shaffer went abroad even
before the New York "ace" and
fought with the French from whom
keen to see the start of air transpor
he received -the Croix de Guerre and
half a dozen other medals. He is
tation in Harrisburg and will give
some valuable suggestions in his ad
dress next Monday night.
Another Russian Opposes
Meeting With Bolsheviks
London, Feb. 3. Nicholas Tschai
kovslty, president ot the provisional
government of North Russia, who is
in London on his way to Paris in con
nection with the peace conference, in
an interview fully endorsed the view
already given by Lieutenant-General
F.upene KarlovFtch Miller, minister of
foreign affairs of the same govern
ment, that it would be impossible to
meet the Bolshevik! at Prinkipo (one
of the Princes' Islands). He declared
that Bolshevikl rule stood for tyranny
and terrorism, atrocities and the
1 abolition of all discipline.
SNOODLES By Hungerford
V MAJOft COLLI*/S SENT , - ( ttOVMDE *PO I ) ' vW \
FROM THE BATTCE-FftON . / \ I >. J \
—' / the it VSbosiE S TV B6 Z9MSF 1
What Ho! Markmen Are
Shooting Now at Movies
Have you shot the movies! Well,
where do you live, anyway"! This
is the newest and friskiest sport ever,
and Harrisburg will be having a
gallery very shortly, if plans mature.
Folks like Tom Marshall and Pete
Carney who want to see the whole
world handling a gun are howling
with triumph. And down at the Bu
Pont Powder works all you see is
thousands banging away at moving
picture targets everything from a
mosquito to a zebra. You may im
agine you are big game hunting or
nipping sparrows on Allison's Hill.
The DuPont Magazine writes that
motion-picture shooting-galleries
have been installed at most of tho
large outdoor resorts, and that soon
there will hardly be a town or city
of any sizff that will not boast one
or more of these places of enter
tainment. We read:
"This new sport is superior to real
hunting in at least two respects—
there are always plenty of targets
at which to shoot and there is no
closed season—you can shoot at the
pictures all the year round. Here
is the way it is done.
"A picture is flashed on a screen
which consists of three large rolls
of paper, one dirrectly back of the
other. These rolls pass from one
real to another. One travels from
right to right to left of the room;
one from left to right, and one from
top to bottom. Each reel travels
at a different rate of speed. Back
of this screen is a chamber filled
with bright red light. You take
your gun in hand and pick out the
moving figure or object which you
V. Grant Forrer has sent out em
phatic invitations for every member
of the Harrisburg track athletic com
mittee to be present to-night in the
office of tho Park Commission, 401
Calder street, for the purpose of se
lecting dates and make arrangements
for the annual high school and gram
mar school meets which are a fea
ture here each year.' Mr. Forrer pre
dicts this will be a banner year, re
viving sports to prewar basis.
The Tarsus Gymnastic Association
has decided to put a baseball team
in the field for the first time, and has
chosen Frank "Eggie" Fetrow, vete
ran' Allison Hill Leaguer, to handle
Playing her first basketball in \
eight years, Dickinson won from
Gettysburg at Carlisle on Saturday
night, 29-22, with Minker and Lem
isch starring. Captain Mervine cag
ed soven field goals and the whole
team played well so that an elaborate
program is now arranged for more
battles. Lineup:
Gettysburg. Dickinson.
Mundorff, f. Suender, f.
I Shaulis, f. Mervine, f.
Widman, c. Brock, c.
Ziegler, g. Minker, g.
Gingerich, g. Lemisch, g.
Field goals—Mervine, 7; Davis, 3;
I Windman, 6; Miller, 2; Mundorf,
Shaulis. Substitutions Davis for
j Brock, Cohen for Suender, and
Shaulis, Buckley for Ziegler." Ref
eree, Ilall, Dickinson College.
The National Commission yester
day set a precedent which will give
full pardon to all ball players sus
pended by major league clubs for
joining shipyard and steel league
teams. It declared that Ray Cald
well, formerly of the Yankees, and
Douglass Baird, formerly of the St
Louis Cardinals, are in good stand
Both players have been traded
since the signing of the armistice,
Caldwell now beipg the property of
the Boston Red Sox and Baird of
the Philadelphia Nationals.
The commission finds that Cald
well left the New York team to find
essential employment and says that
Baird's plea for reinstatement had
the indorsement of the president of
the St. Louis National League club.
Advertisement in tlio Crookston,
(Minn.) Times says: "Wanted —A
club of ten young college students,
to room and board. None accepted
who chew, smoke or swear In the
house. Must be in by. 10 p. m., un
less some special occasion, or dis
missed. 816 North Broadway, J.
Etta Hesley-Best.
Charles A. Comiskey, owner of
the Chicago White Sox, believes that
baseball will become so popular
abroad as a result of so many games
being played by our soldiers that the
near future will see world contests
between English, French, Canadian
and American teams each fall.
"To my mind there will be an in
ternational series each fall," said
Comiskey. "Both American and
Canadian soldiers have done their
part in introducing the national
game and the British are begin
ning to think cricket a slow pas
time Frenchmen have evinced a
! desire to learn the sport, and the
! Italian in the .Aslago has not been
! averse to playing. Japan has al
'wa\H possessed on abundance of
i material. A Japanese in naturally
desire to hit. Tou aim, you fire. The>
bullet passes through the screen and
stripes an iron wall in the rear.
"The impact of the bullet instan
taneously causes an electromagnetic
mechanism to break the current,
thus stopping the movement of the
screens and holding the picture shot,
in view long enough to permit the!
red light to gleam through the per-J
forations in the screen made by the;
bullet. Immediately the mechanism i
starts the screens on their inter- j
rupted journey, the action of the film!
is resumed and you are -ready for,
another shot.
"As each paper screen is travel
ing at a different rate of speed and j
all in different directions, confusion
as to the location of the hit is pre
vented because there is small likeli
hood of the bullet-holes in the three
screens ever becoming superimposed
a second time. The jagged holes in
the paper .become smoothed out as
they travel over the reels, and the
picture always appears on an even
"The monotony of ordinary shoot
ing-gallery practise is removed in
'movie' shooting, as the action
changes constantly. The figures and
objects move naturally instead of
automatically. The films can be
changed at wilt, so there is always
something new on which the shooter
can try his skill. There is no style
of target practice more beneficial in
improving the skill of the beginner
or the mediocre marksman. His
faults become plainly apparent and
opportunity is given for their cor
agile, and thinks quickly, which are
two good bail-playing essentials.
When we encircled the globe with
the Giants four years ago we met
our toughest opposition in Jarpan
and Australia."
A college manager approached a
prominent baseball man the other
day and told him: "Next spring I
want you to look over a kid that
is now a sophomore and is the best
looking second baseman I have
seen in college ranks in years. Noth
ing ever gets by him."
"If he's that good I better not
look at him," said the professional
baseball man. "My advice to a man
with a college education is to for
get baseball as a business. The re
turns are not what they are crack
ed up to be."
Good night for Jake Daubert, pre
mier first baseman, next to Hal
Chase. He was dropped by Brook
lyn yesterday and sent to Cincin
nati in exchange for Shortstop
Larry liopf and Outfielder Tommy
With the exception of a brief try
out with the Cleveland Americans
in 1908 Daubert spent his entire ma
jor league career in Brooklyn. He
first played with the Dodgers In 1910.
Jake hit over .300 in six of his eight
years in Brooklyn, and in 1913 ahd
1914' he led the National League
at bat. In 1913 a committee of
sports writers voted Daubert an au
tomobile for being the most Valu
able player in the National League.
Wolfe won a great game for
State at Bethlehem on Saturday,
26-23. He made a total of 22
points. Straub fell down in cag
ing fouls, setting his team back af
ter it had a lead of 9-8. Lineup:
Penn State. Lehigh.
Mullen, f. Savaria, f.
Ritz, f. Donovan, f.
Wolfe, c. Stewart, c.
Killinger, g. Frain, g.
McMillan, g. Straub, g.
Field goals—Folfs, 6; Killinger,
McMillian, Savaria. Donovan, 4;
Stewart. Straub, 2. Foul goals—
i Wolfe, 10 out of 20; Straub, 7 out
of 16. Substitutions —Friedman for
Ritz. Referee, Tom Thorp. Time,
20 minute halves.
main, Pa., Feb. 3.—David Lee
Linard, son of Samuel Linard, of
andy Hill district* brought the skins
of three gray foxes he killed during
the winter to the office of Reuben
H. Kell, notary public, at B!air\ to
receive the bounty of $2 each.
Ralph B. Kell, trapped a skunk
and a weasel the past week, and Roy
N. Johnson a weasel.
Church League Holds
Three Matches Tonight
The schedule for to-night in
the newly-formed Church Lea
gue includes: Tarsus vs. Metho
dist Club, at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church: Camp Curtin vs. Y. M.
C. A. on latter's floor; Hlck-A-
Thrift vs. Salem Reformed on
Boyd Memorial floor. This or
ganization made a hit from the
start and is a very important ac
tivity in Harrisburg. St. Mary's
and Salem are well in the lead at
present, the latter having a
: bunch of stars of experience,
| while St. Mary's includes some
! Tech and Independent Veterans.
Athletes Must Show Better or
"Doc" Miller Will Wield Big
Stick and Rap Some One
Down at Atlantic City high school
Ihe coach surprised six of the Varsity
basketball squad by "firing" them
from the team because the players
t persisted in playing on teams in ad
dition to the high school five. The
players at once relented when they
saw that the Coach iqeant business,
and signified there intention of play
ing with no other team except the
Shore high school. But the coach has
not as yet made up his mind as to
when the players will be reinstated.
According to repofts regarding the
Tech quintet, several players continue
to be active with other teams other
than Tech. While the teams in ques
tion are undoubtedly amateur, play
ing on more than one team is not
I conduceive of the best results. One
! quintet will play one kind of game
I while anotheg aggregation will USQ
l another system. So that when a young
i player tries to fit into several com
binations, the two twenty-minute per
iods are ended before the player has
time to adapt himself. ,
Another report has it that one or
more of the players are not keeping
training in the way they should.
Another possible reason why Tech
i lost out by a single point. Just suffi
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the desk after lunch l^-VCl^lm
Remember the delicious baked potato you /j| IM/BH
had? How much flavor there was • all JMMMB
brought out by the cooking. Now —as you TOAsr */Mlm
light it notice the same thing in your
u oh% RE & £%■ * ts Like the potato, the delicious
IyQ | % wKr flavor is brought out by "cooking "the .tobacco.
Its toasted
cient "pep" to have landed another
single field goal would have meant
victory. Kohlman is to be congratu
lated on his.splendid foul shooting,
and the fact that he failed to score
the goal that would have tied the
score should be forgotten. Tallying
seventeen out of twenty-five fouls on
a strange floor is quite a record. Es
pecially when it is considered that
Quinn made but eighteen out thirty
four on his home floor.
Being beaten by one point is just
as much against Tech in the final
score as losing by a large tally, it is
defeat. If Reading can manage to
win at Lebanon by just a single
point, the Berks county boys are go
ing to win the pennant. It is not
likely thßt any team in the icague,
Tech included, can defeat Reading cn
her own floor. No team is so good
that, it cannot be beaten, and the
sooner the Maroon five realizes that
the better for the team.
Tech has never had a better or mere
conscientious coach than "Doc" Mil
ler, to whom it may be a hard, blow
to see the team lose by a point If
reports are true Mr. Mlllpr is justi
fied using the same tactics, as were
employed at Atlantic City. No game
is harder to win away from home
than a basketball match. A visit
ing team must be seventy-five per
cent, better that particular night to
land a victory. Yet to lose a game
because of Indifference on the part
of several players, is a bird blow to
the coach, especially who nthat one
point defeat may mean to lose the
York at Steelton will be the only
league contest played this week.
Rending will continue to hold the
Red and Black will not play any hard
top rung for some time to come as the
contests that it is likely to lose, for
several weeks to come.
With Gordon Ford Umpiring P.R.R.
Boys Play First Basketball Tonight
The Pennsylvania Railroad Ap
prentices who represent the Motive
Power of the Philadelphia Division
in basketball will play their first
home game in the Motive Power
athletic room. Seventh and Boyd
streets to-night. For their oppon
ennts they have secured the strong-
Motive Power team of Altoona in
place of the Lebanon Y. M. C. A.
who Cancelled their game with
Harrisburg, the local team being
too strong, having defeated J,ebanon
on their floor in the early part of
the season.
Beckley's College Girls
Wallop Hummelstown
Beckley's Business College Girls'
basketball team on Friday night
held down the crack Hummelstown
girls' team at Hummelstown to the
score of 14 to 5. Beckley's College
showed a marked Improvement in
Firday Night's game.
Bks. Fls.Total
Emanuel, F. 0 1 1
Wood, F 0 0 0
(Conners), F. 0 0 0
The lineup includes; Merle
Gerdes of the Independents, who
featured on the Altoona. team last
season, will play forward; Jlmmie
Gough, of the Independenta In a
guard position; Joe Fellows, stor
on the Motive Power team laat sea
son in the pivot position; F. DlfTen
derfer, the other forward, and C.
Diffendevfer, guard.
Gordon Ford, manager and guard
of the Independents, will referee.
Dancing will follow with "Suds"
, Sourbeers Orchestra.
Graeff, C 0 4 4
Landls, G 0 0 0
Simonton, G 0 0 0
(Beck), G 0 0 0
Totals 0 5 5
Hershey, V, F. .y 1 0 2
Hershey, M., F. \ 0 0 0
Stuckey, C., C ...1 10 32
Sweigert, G. 1.. v 0 0 0
Gerber, G 0 0 0
otals ...3 10 }4
Score—l 4 to S. Referee, Zimmer
-1 man, of Hummelstown. Timekeepers
I Beckley and W%!fe.

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