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Officers of Metropolitan Com
pany Pay High Tribute
• to Local Manager
John Heathcote was the guest of
honor at a complimentary dinner
tendered to him by the Metropoli
tan Life Insurance Company at the
Penn-Harris Hotel last night. Mr.
Heathcote has been with the Metro
politan for 25 years and the company
which he has served so faithfully
over this long period determined to
show its appreciation in this delight
ful fushion.
Those present included President
Haley Fiske, and all of the higher
officers from the home office In New
York city, the various superinten
dents, the medical examiners, the
women of the nursing association,
and the entire Harrisburg staff.
There were also a number of special
guests of President Fiske including
J. A. Stranahan, W. R. Jackson,
secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce. City Commissioner C. W.
Burtnett, William Jennings, ex-
Mayor J. William Bowman, W. T.
Hildrup. Rev. Floyd Appleton, D. E.
The Suburb Unparalelled.—Adv.
Authorities Nervously Await
Recurrence of Dreaded
Medical authorities seem to
be of the opinion that this coun
try will again be visited by the
dreaded scourge of influenza,
and have already taken steps
to warn the public as to the
precaution that should be ob
The Board of Health of the
State of Connecticut has had
large placards printed and
widely distributed containing
the following advice, which
will be found valuable in any
locality, its purpose being to
avoid, it possible, a recurrence
of this dreaded epidemic.
How to Avoid the Flu <
< 1. Don't inhale any per- ?
;! son's breath. j
: 2. Avoid persons who j
cough and sneeze.
3. Don't visit close, poorly <
:> ventilated places.
;4. Keep warm and dry. j
;! 5. If you get wet, change t
j your clothes at once. >
: 6. Don't use drinking cups !;
;! or towels that other ;i
' persons have used. |
; 7. For the protection of ;!
1; others, cover your ;
• ; mouth when you cough '
or sneeze. \
1; 8. Clean your teeth and :
mouth frequently. !;
;! 9. Don't spit on the floor. ;!
In addition to the above, the
Health Commissioner of New
York City, in an interview in
the New York Times, predicts
a return of influenza, warns ev
eryone to guard their health
carefully, and those who are
weak, he advises to build up
their strength to better be pre
pared for the attack.
The medical profession prac
tically admit their helplessness,
and health authorities are nerv
ously facing the situation. They
can only advise that precau
tionary measures be adopted
that will prepare the system tor
the attack.
Every Lady Wants
a New Frock
If you can secure a neiv gown without
depriving yourself of one single thing
that you are in the habit of having, you
have accomplished the thing that should
be instilled in the minds of all children.
It is the guarantee of future happiness.
The Cafeteria system eliminates all
waste, and gives you the most and the
best quality of food for the least money.
Coffee, for example, is served with real
cream for five cents. You can save enough
to buy that new frock by dining at —
The Cafeteria
HOTEL COLUMBUS BUILDING 3rd and Walnut Streets
11 to 2 P. M. 5 to 8 P. M.
Tracy, Rev. R. A. Sawyer. E. J.
Stackpole, A. 8. Patterson and
Joseph Claater.
The high esteem in which Mr.
Heathcote is held by nil connected
with the Metropolitan company was
manifested in the enthusiasm which
marked the dinner and the splendid
tributes which were paid to the head
of the Harrisburg district. He was
presented during the evening with a
handsome chime clock, the presenta
tion speech being made by C. A.
Wade, of Pottsville, a fine pipe, pre
sented in behalf of the superintend
ents by A. S. E. Kinsey, of Alle
gheny, a beautiful basket of flowers
was presented to Mrs. Heathcote
with the compliments of the group
of superintendents by H. D. Sollen
berger, of Pottstown.
A Tale of Progress
President Fiske made an address
which will not soon be forgotten
by alt who had the privilege of hear
ing it. It was an insurance epic;
it was more than that, it was the
vision of a great man who was able
to discern in the working out of the
constructive policies of one of the
greatest insurance companies the
obligations of stewardship and the
brotherhood of man. He told in a
narrative that was eloquent and
thrilling the story of the develop
ment of the Metropolitan company
with concrete illustrations of its
wonderful welfare work for millions
of people. The address was a revela
tion to most of the guests, and per
haps, to most of those who are of
the Metropolitan forces. He de
scribed how the company not only
provides for death, but for the health
and usefulness of those who are as
sembled in the great army of policy
holders of this unique institution.
They are advising that the
system not be permitted to get
into a run-down condition, but
that it be kept in a healthy, vig
orous state so that it will be
prepared to better withstand
the danger of influenza. The
blood is the most vital force of
life; therefore, it follows that
upon the condition of the blood
depends largely the condition
of the entire svstem
Every organ, nerve, muscle,
tissue and sinew of the body is
dependent upon the blood sup
ply for nourishment, and as it
circulates through the system
pure and rich and free from all
impurities, it furnishes these
different members the healthful
properties needed to preserve
them and enable them to per
form their various duties.
So long as the blood remains
free from infection, we are li
able to escape disease, but any
impurity in this life-giving
stream acts injuriously on the
system and affects the general
health. Disordered blood comes
from various causes, such as a
sluggist condition of the circu
lation, imperfect bowel and kid
ney action, indigestion, etc., hut
whatever the cause the blood
must he purified before the sys
tem is in sucl\ a robust condi
tion that it is able to ward off
S. S. S., the fine old purely
vegetable blood remedy, is "a
valuable agent in building up
i the system, and giving it that
robust and vigorous vitality
that is so essential as an aid in
j resisting influenza, and other
I dangerous ailments. A course
| of S. S. S. will prove to you its
great efficacy, as it has in so
many cases of impaired and im
poverished vitality. It is sold by
all druggists, and is worth
many times its cost in building
up and strengthening the sys
tem, and giving it a robust vig
j orous and healthy circulation
i that is so important in helping
to ward off the attacks of dis
You can obtain without cost
free medical advice by writing
to Chief Medical Adviser, 151
Swift Laboratorv. Atlanta, Ga.
With its millions of capital it Ib do
ing untold good and as the presi
dent's story proceeded all present
felt that here was a great leader
who had developed a marvelous or
ganization for the welfare of human
ity. Mr. Fisko Interlarded his re
marks with concrete examples of
the beneficent results of the prac
tical policies of his great company
and told of the loyalty and service
of tho thousands of men who are
associated with him in all parts of
the United Statee and Canada In de
veloping still better things In the dis
charge of their stewardship. He
paid Mr. Heathcote a tribute which
must have warmed the cockles of
the Harrisburg manager's heart. It
was so sincere and so intimate and
appreciative that all present felt tho
testimonlnl of public recognition was
worthily bestowed. He referred to
the fact that four members of the
Heathcote family had given a total
of sixty years of service to the Met
ropolitan and read a telegram of
congratulation from one brother to
another, dwelling upon the splendid
character of the men who had made
possible the development of the
company's welfare work and Its In
surance plans for the benefit of thou
sands all over the land.
Interesting Souvenirs
Others who were called upon for
after dinner speeches and who com
plimented Mr. Heathcote and Inci
dentally the great company which
he represents were F. O. Ayres, the
second vice-president; James A.
Kavanagh, the third vice-president;
James S. Smithies, the superintend
ent of agencies; William Jennings,
E. J. Stackpole, Rev. Dr. Sawyer,
who spoke as the pastor of Mr.
Heathcote and Dr. H. B. Walter, who
represented the medical force of the
An interesting souvenir of the din
ner was a folder containing an etch
ing of Mr. Heathcote and a fac
simile of his first policy written
when he was an agent of the com
pany at Detroit, Mich. The woman
who was insured through his activ
ity is still living as a policyholder
of the company.
An interesting incident of the din
ner was the explanation that the an
niversary banquet had been post
poned during the war and until the
completion of the Penn-Harris Hotel.
So that as a matter of fact Mr.
Heathcote has served the company
four years longer than the anni
versary occasion would seem to In
dicate and all present last night ex
pressed the hope that he might live
to repeat the occasion a quarter cen
tury hence.
In the remarks of the guest of
honor he especially complimented
the visiting nurses who were pres
ent for the fine service which they
had rendered and are constantly
rendering among the policyholders
of the Metropolitan in teaching peo
ple how to live and how to keep
well under proper health conditions.
Those present were:
Haley Fiske. president; F. O.
Ayres, second vice-president; James
E. Kavanagh, third vice-president;
James A. Smithies, superintendent
of agencies; H. L. Rosenberger, su
pervisor; Jacob Maler, chief clerk.
Superintendents —W. T. Metz
group department; W. H. Long, Al
lentown; J. A. Cromarty, Easton; M.
J. Lyman, Hazleton; E. L. Matterer.
Lancaster; H. D. Sollenberger, Potts
town; C. A. Wade, Pottsville; H. F.
Towson, Reading; C. K. Sterltne.
Shackamaxon, James James, Scran
ton; W. O. Washburn, Wilkes-Barre;
L. G. Dullard, Williamsport; E. H.
Berger, York; Harry Raudenbush,
Coatesville: Joseph Gross. Shenan
doah; A. S. E. Kinsey, Allegheny,
and General Deputy Superintendent
C. D. Meredith.
Medical Examiners—William C.
Baker, G. W. Bauder, Benjamin
Beale, G. L. Brown, J. C. Davis, J.
tC. Bucher, S. I. Cadwalader, A. C.
Coble, C. E. Delancy, M. B. Bretz.
H. W. George. A. W. Gernert, X. W.
Hershner, S. A. Ktrkpatrick, W. B.
Kirkpatrick, H. A. Lakin, L. S. Mar
shall. J. H. Plank, O. H. Swartz, J.
W. Traubert, Marion Ulrich, H. B.
Walter, F. B. Witmer, J. L. Zim
Nursing Association—Miss Mary
Miller, superintendent; Miss Virgi
nia Kron, Miss Sarah Beaver, Miss
Susanna Wickey.
Harrisburg Staff—Deputy Super
intendents G. L. Beck, C. C. Getter,
W. D. Bottgenbach.
Agents—L. L. Smith, H. J. Coyle.
R. A. Shade. R. L. Richmond, J. B
Colestock, F. S. Kern. Harry Heilig.
L. G. Heck, A. O. Wagner, p. h.
Snyder, G. H. Rensel, H. S. Zart, P.
A. Weigle, A. R. Kern, E. R. Miller.
J. H. Zarker, C. A. Cornman.
Thomas Williams, H. F. Gingrich, C.
M. Logan, H. P. Lyter, T. B. Leeds.
H. A. Farmer, C. G. Stroup, R. E.
Strickler, A. A. Garman, C. H. Fpde
graff. R. F. Baker, P. C. Specher, M
B. Koons, Harry Snyder.
Clerks —Misses Pearl Hoover, Ma
bel Yinger, Lena M. Holland, Irene
V. White, Sarah E. Leeds, Catharine
S. Hoover, Gertrude K. Base and
Stanley A. Buffington.
London, Oct. B.—Confirmation of
recent reports that General Simon
Peltura. the Ukraining mill leader,
had declared war on General Denl
kine, the Cossack anti-Bolshevik
commander in South Russia, was
given to-day by the Ukrainian diplo
matic mission in London.
Why Memorial Is Needed
"It Is possible and probable that future generations will not
have the same Intensity of feeling In regard to the World War that
the American of to-day experiences, and consequently may not ac
cord to the heroic men of the Army and Navy the honor their valor
has deserved. Hence the proposal is a practical and worthy one to
erect now a memorial which will be forever a public, visible, silent,
but eloquent reminder of the glorious achievements of the men who
answered the nation's call to arms.
"Surely the citizens of Harrisburg, who. with a generosity unsur
passed and rarely matched, provided for the comfort and welfare
of the men In the camps and in the trenches, will respond in their
characteristic way to the appeal to perpetuate the memory of the
defenders of the Republic in the crucial trial of the greatest of con
Germany but Shadow
of Old Empire, Says
American Investigator
Berlin, Tuesday, Oct. 7.—Present
conditions in Germany are unfavor
able, according to H. C. Stevens, of
the National Bank of Commerce of
New York, who has been investigat
ing business in Germany for many
"Germany is but a shadow of the
great empire of 1914," he said o
day. "She is a sick Samson, bound
with chains and watched by a thou
sand guards. Her people are not
working and have not learned econ
omy and self-denial; her industries
are operating only spasmodically,
and her once wonderful railroad
system is at the point of disintegrity.
"The question of extending aid
to Germany will apparently be de
cided by public sentiment in Amer
ica. It is a question to be deter
mined in a dispassionate way. The
problem is both humanitarian and
commercial, and America's judg
ment should be predicted on facts,
not on unreasoning fears."
[Continued from First Pngr.l
machines captured almost Intact on
the western front. French, British
and Italian machines are also en
tered. Most of the American en
tries are equipped with the famous
Liberty motor developed by Ameri
cans during the war and the race will
afford a good opportunity to test its
qualities against the best types of
foreign makes.
Tho foreign entries include Com
modore Lee E. Charlton, air attache
of the British embassy, who will fly
a Bristol fighting plane that he has
been using in "taxi" service at
Washington, and Captain De La
vergne, air attache of the French em
bassy, who is to fly as a passenger
in an American plane.
Although prises totaling $66,0 >0
have been offered by the American
flying club and private individuals
for the winners of the contest, Major
General Charles T. Menoher, chief
of the Army air service, has ruled
that they could not be accepted Ho
announced, however, that there
would be ratings for three compe
titions each way. These include a
time competition for the pilot cross
ing the continent in the shortest
time irrespective of stops and actual
flying time; a speed contest for the
pilot making the trip In the short
est flying time and a handicap com
petition based on actual flying time,
but with each class or type of ma
chine to be given a handicap per
centage based on the reputed speed
as computed by the technical section
in its official tests.
Under the rules of the contest
there is to be no flying between sun
set and sunrise on Sundays or in
bad weather. Each contestant will
be required to stop at least thirty
minutes at each of the twenty in
termediate stops. Aviators remainnig
over forty-eight hours at one station,
unless held there by the weather,
are to be disqualified. No time will
be taken out for forced landings.
Richter Is First
to Hop Off From
San Francisco Field
San Francisco, Oct. B.—Lieuten
ant J. P. Richter, piloting a de Havi
land plane with Lieutenant J. B.
Patrick as observer, leaving the
ground at 6.51 a. m. to-day, was first
of the western aviators to "hop off"
in the 2,700 miles race to Mineola,
N. Y.
Cadet D. A. Cardiff was second to
take the air. He left at 6.52. His
plane carried no obserVer. The first
six machines took the air in less
than five minutes and they were
closely followed by three more.
The sixteen pilots Included "aces"
from the war zone, aviators who
had won distinction at camps In this
country and cadet aviators who did
not win their "double wings" before
the armistice. Late Friday the win
ner expects to be in Mineola.
The western aviators will attempt
to beat fifty fellow flyers who were
starting to-dayy from the eastern
terminus. The westerners. It was
conceded, have their greatest test at
the beginning of the great race. Al
most Immediately they will be com
pelled to climb high, and their first
day will find them sailing over the
high Sierras of California and Ne
vada and the Wasatch mountains in
Lottery decided the manner in
which the machines were to start.
The first machine was In the center
of the field. The second was on his
left and the third upon his right,
and so on. A second row with the
same placing of starters completed
the entries. The first to go was
[Continued from First Pajc.l
Susquehanna bpsin and the possible
locations he will ne in position to
submit recommendations for the
City Council.
With the proposed loan of $40,-
000 those who have had the matter
under consideration believe that
bathing beaches and bathhouses de
sirable for Harrlsburg can be pro
vided. Engineers who are experi
enced In the construction of swim
ming pools have also communicated
with Commissioner Gross and he
has assembled considerable import
ant data which will be usefu in
reaching a conclusion regarding the
local proposition.
It has been suggested that at least
two bathing beaches can easily be
i established, one at the northern end
1 and the other at the southern end
of Island Park where large pools
may be established with a comfort
able beach and adequate bath
houses, erected at an elevation above
the average flood stage.
Circular Pool
One engineering Arm sends a de
scription of a pool located on the
westerly bank of the Connecticut
river, in the town of Agawum at an
amusement resort known as River
side Park. This pool is circular in
I design, 300 feet in diameter and the
bottom is built saucer shape. T£e
depth of the water at the circum
ference or rim being nothing and
increasing in depth gradually. At
a point near the center the pool Is
six feet deep. From this point the
pool floor drops down more abrupt
ly until a center depth of eleven
feet is had for diving purposes. The
circular pool design was selected
after a long discussion, plans being
prepared for both circular and rec
tangular pools, bids being received
for both designs. Circular pools ap
peared to lie a more suitable design
for genernl public use, in asmuch as
the nonswimmers grently outnum
bered the swimmers and the ex
pert swimmers and divers represent
a small percentage of the bathing
public. The same correspondent also
suggests that the circular pool is
safer, requiring less number of life
guards. The only deep water is at
the center and there is less danger
of a person accidentally falling into
deep water nnd on this account is
much safer for children. The same
engineering firm says a well-patron
ized feature of the pool on the
Connecticut river is the commodious
sand beach which Is regarded as n
necessary factor of an outdoor pool.
The sand was spread to a depth of
about nine inches creating a wide
beach 1,000 feet long, and not less
The Suburb Vnparalelled.—Adv.
For Quick Relief
From Indigestion'
Take three or four Ri-nesia tablets
immediately after eating or when
ever pain is felt. Those who have
tried it say that relief and comfort
almost invariably result within five I
minutes. If you would like once more
to enjoy the good things without
fear of pain or discomfort to follow,
go to George A. Gorgas or any other
good druggist and get a package of
Bi-nesia tablets and use as directed.
Inasmuch as every package contains
a binding guarantee contract of sat
isfaction or money back, you don't
risk a cent by making this test, and
the chances are that to-morrow you
will be telling your dyspeptic friends
that if they want to enjoy life they
—Quickly Relieved by
Using a remedy that Is auto
matically administered as you
breathe. And without discom
fort or Inconvenience. Each
breath carries medication that
quickly heals the afflicted parts.
Is giving relief when all other
methods fall. Used with won
derful success in treating all
diseases of the Nose. Throat and
Lungs. Also for Head Noises
and Ear Troubles. Relief is
guaranteed—or No Pay.
Now being Introduced and
demonstrated to the people of
Harrleburg at the Gorgas Drug
store, 16 North Third street.
T oo l
War Tax 24
Pittsburgh I
Sunday, October 12 I
Hpeclul Train I.cnvea
Harrlsburg fl.oo A. M. ■
Returning. Sneclal Train I
leave* Flttnburgh t1.50 P. M. I
WVlnlt Scbrnlrj" Park
and Pliipps Conservatory
lh their beautiful floral
dlnplay*. Innpcct Carnegie
Institute with Its Inter
esting museum and mag- I
aifleent Art Gallery, nee H
"Tbte Zoo," free to the I
public, In attractive High- p.
Lund Park and enjoy a r
pleasant day's outing In %
the Metropolis of West
ern Pennsylvania and an p*
autnran seeing trip over
the Alleghenles.
See Flyers. Consult Agenta I
CJTThe right Is reserved to I
limit the sale of tickets to I
the capacity of equipment I
Pennsylvania R.R. I
than fifty feet wide. Playing on the
sandy beach Is us attractive to the
average swimming crowd as bathing
In the water.
To Study All Plana
At the Connecticut river pool 11
i lighting system was Installed sum
j olently brilliant to light the pool
j surface so - that a newspaper could
i reaJ easll >" at any point within
i 2 50 feet of the pool center. This
j lighting system wag particularly in
i stalled to make night bathing attrac
| tive.
I Commissioner Gross has data from
j Baltimore and elsewhere showing
successful pools und the costs In
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connection therewith. The total cost
of ths Clifton Park pool at Balti
more was $31,946. This Included
lighting equipment, but did not In
clude shows and certain other fa
cilities. Tho pool Is elliptical In
shnpe with a minimum dlamotcr of
595 feet. Tho maximum depth Is
nine feet and the minimum throe
It is expected that Mr. Manning
will bo able to make clear to the
combined conference of the Cham
ber of Commerce, the Rotary Club
and the Kiwanls Club the particular
kind of pool or pools which could
be created here at reasonable ex-
pense. , Of course, the Greater Har
risburg Navy will take a prominent
part In the campaign for the loan
and there Is no doubt whatever of
Its general approval. Harrisburg
has waited long for the bathing fa
cilities which now seem In sight.
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