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LX XXVIII NO. 243 20 PAGES Da 1 1&.% e P ep . t t B TH" d SS;t omSTit I H.IS.W" HARRISBURG, PA. THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 16, 1919. ow HTAHHIBI™" SI £WO B CENTS es HOME EDITION
FEAR PACKERS
WILL DOMINATE
GROCERY TRADE
Federal Board Claims "Big
Five" Handle 200 Foods
Unrelated to Packing
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
These Are Among the Latest,
Is Declaration; Branded
"Large Speculators"
By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 16. Reitera
tion of the claim that the five big
packing companies of Chicago bid
fair to dominate the wholesale
grocery trade and already handle
more than 200 foods unrelated to
the meat packing industry, many of
them directly competitive as meat
substitutes, is made in Part IV of
the Federal Trade Commission's re
port on the industry submitted to
day.
-"The extent to which the packer
should be permitted to enter unre
lated food lines (even assuming
legitimate competitive methods),"
the report said, "is a matter which
the public interest alone should de
termine.
"Two questions, primarily eco
nomic, are involved:
"Does this widening of activity
result in additional economies of pro
duction and distribution?
"Does it result and will it con
tinue to result to the public in lower
prices and better quality of product
and service?
Tlic Ultimate Effect
"A third question, not here dis
cussed, related to the ultimate ef
fect of such vast and powerful or
ganizations on the political and so
cial fabric of American institutions."
Included in the list of commodi
ties said to be falling under con
trol of the "big five" are poultry
and game, dairy products, lard and
butter substitutes, canned and dried
vegetables and fruit, canned, cured
and frozen fish, cocoa, coffee, mo
lasses and cane, corn and maple
syrup. In addition Armour and
Company, one of the five, is said to
be handling extensively soda foun
tain preparations and utensils.
The extent of packer control
varies with the locality and com
modity, "and the dealer whose busi
ness is being absorbed." the report
asserts.
"I,argc Speculators"
The report declares the meat
packers "are large speculators" and
that their control of capital and
credit enable them to buy in such
a way as to resell "upon a market
In which their purchases have forced
ujj the price." It also asserts that
the' packers "have extraordinary
buying and marketing power due to
certain advantages, perhaps not al
ways unlawful but certainly often
unjustifiable."
Among these advantages are
enumerated packer control of 44.8
per cent, of all cold storage facili
ties, their refrigerator car service,
the "highly favorable rules," ob
tained by the packers for mixed car
loads of fresh meats and packing
house products, permitting them to
include a great variety of goods
"foreign to their slaughtering busi
ness with resulting discriminations
not alone in service, but also in
rates.
"Until the packers are shorn of
transportation advantages granted
them by the carriers," the report
says, "there is no way of measuring
their true industrial efficiency."
Debate on Shantung
Continues Although Vote
Is Believed Near
By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 16.—Debate on
the Shantung amendment to the
Peace Treaty was resumed in the
Senate to-day with leaders hopeful
that a final vote on it would be had
before adjournment. Although con
tending that the vote would be close,
supporters of the proposal generally
consented that it would be defeated
ed.
At the outset of the debate, Sena
tor Kellogg, Republican, Minnesota,
announced his opposition to the
amendment, declaring it would be
inconsistent for the United States to
presume to dictate in the Far East
now, after remaining silent while
Germany and other nations had seiz
ed territory there in years pqst.
The Shantung settlement was con
demned as immoral by the Minne
sota senator who said he would sup
port a reservation by which the
tlrilted States would decline to be a
party to the transaction.
Senator Hale, Republican, Xlaine,
also announced he would vote
against the Shantung amendment
und added that he expected to vote
against the Johnson amendment for
equalization of voting power in the
League of Nations. He said he fa
vored a reservation dealing with
Shantung and would vote against
the Treaty unless such a reserva
tion were adopted.
CALL FIGHT OFF
Hartford, Conn., Oct. 16. The
Benny Leonard-Johnny Dundee ten
round bout, scheduled for this city,
Actober 27, has been declared off
by Promoter Joseph P. Mulvihill.
Too much local opposition was given
as a reason for cancelling the bout.
ITHEWEATHET^T
Harris burg find Vicinity! Continu
ed unsettled weather with oc
enslonnl light showers this aft
ernoon, to-night anil probably
Friday. Cooler, lowest tempera
ture to-night nliout degrees.
Ensterii Pennsylvania: Showers
probably to-night and Friday,
colder Friday anil In north anil
west portions to-niglit. Fresh
south winds shifting to north
• west Friday morning.
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH
After It Hits Us We'll Call the Ambulance and Have
an Investigation
1
RIGHT OF LABOR
TO BARGAIN IS
BEING DECIDED
Agreement Is Believed Near,
on Unions and Collective
I
Bargaining
By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 16. —An agree- i
ment on a declaration as to the right j
of wage earners to organize and bar- ;
gain collectively with employers ap- j
peared probable when the National '
Industrial Conference committee of
15 adjourned to-day after a four-hour i
session. A report to the conference i
at 2.30 p. m. generally was expected. !
The committee of 15 resumed its
sessions in the hope of completing a
report for presentation to the confer- |
ence this afternoon.
The public group also was prepared
to take up the collective bargaining
issue at its meeting to-day. Chair
man Bernard XI. Barueh ■favored a
definition of collective bargaining
along the lines demanded by labor,
and this was said to have the support
of a majority of the group. The la
bor delegation' also was represented
as willing to accede to Xlr. Baruch's
plan. Delegates representing capital,
however, were standing fast on their
original statement of principles,
which Mr. Baruch said was a "thous- f
and years out of date."
Fake War Hero Escapes
on Eve of Court-Martial;
The day before he was to be court- j
martialed at Camp Dix, N. J., Pri
vate William S. Lawson, who was ar
rested here in July after having de
serted from the Tank Corps at Get
tysburg, again escapejl. For more
than a month Lawson had been ap
pearing in the city streets wearing
overseas service and wound stripes
in addition to a Croix de Guerre, al
though he had never been nearer
the battlefield than Camp Colt, Get
tysburg.
Lawson had been confined in the
Dauphin county prison for almost
two months and was taken by De
tective Speese to Fort Howard, Md.,
in September. From there he wast
transferred to Camp Dix.
PROHIBITION IS
NOTHING TO JOE
Joseph Reddy, of Marsh Run, ap
parently is not bothered with war
time prohibition measure, prohibi
tion enforcement enactment and
other similar legislation. This after
noon he was taken to Harrisburg
police 8-tns':on, completely intoxi
cuted after having been released
about 9 o'clock this morning follow
ing a trip to the station house on
the same charge yesterday. To-day's
visit is the third within a week for
Redd.v. who has been in the same
condition on his arrival as he was
to-day.
A PROCLAMATION
Whereas, The United States Rail
road Administration has announced
that a Nation-wide Accident PA)-
vention Drive will be carried on
under the directions of the Safety
Section, beginning October 18, and
continuing until October 31, und
Whereas, It is deemed fitting
that the general public who use
the railroad t/rains and facilities
should co-operate with the Rail
road Administration and its em
ployes. in making the campaign a
tuccess.
Now, Therefore, I, Daniel L.
Roister, Xlayor of the City of Har
risburg, do hereby publicly com
mend the United States Railroad
Administration in advocating this
most worthy movement of con
serving life, and urge upon ail cit
izens. especially those engaged in
railroad work, to exercise care
when riding in trains or crossing
tracks, in order to avoid accident
and injury, and with a view of
eliminating entirely or reducing
to a minimum, the number of acci
dents occurring during the period
of the drive, and thereafter.
1 also urge the same close at
tention to Safety First, on the part
of the public in general. Do your
utmost to prevent accidents. All
citizens, and workers in industrial
plants, are just as Important in
this Nation-wide No Accident
movement, as railroad employes,
and sliould co-operate in every
way possible. Rot everybody be
careful.
(Signed),
DANIEI, I* KEISTKR,
Xlayor
GIRL WHO SPIED
ON WIFE REFUSED
DEMANDFORSSOO
Lenney Says lie Got Services
in Return For Spying
on Her Fallie#
Claiming that John XI. Lenney. Jr.,
a motion picture theatre proprietor,
owed her SSOO for watching his wife
during the spring of 1916, Xliss Mar
garet R. Albright received no award
from the civil court jury which heard
the case yesterday afternoon. . The
jurors this morning came into court
with a verdict in favor of Lenney,
who lost his attempt to secure a di
vorce.
Xliss Albright testified yesterday on
the witness stand that February 15,
1916, Lenny told her to watch his wife
and secure rooms in the same house
in which Xlrs. Lenney was living in
[Continued on Page IS.]
MAIL PLANE WRECKED
By Associated Press
Allentown, Pa., Oct. 16.—A United
States mail plane in charge of Lieu
tenant S. A. Robinson, enroute from
Belmont Park to Bellefonte, became
lost in the fog near Xlacungie at
11.15 n. m. to-day, crashed into a
tree, and in a fall of twenty feet, was
completely- wrecked. Lieutenant
Robinson who escaped with minor
bruises, left by train for Belmont
.Park.
%X\t otar-Independent.
ITALIAN PARK IS
ENDORSED BY THE
CITY PLANNERS
Action Permits Council and
School Board to Go Ahead
With Their Plans
' Acting on suggestions of City
douncil the City Planning Commis-,
sion to-day approved plans for the
changes and widening of streets in
the Riverside district to enable the
School Hoard to go ahead with its
big school improvements on the
Hoffman's Woods site and for the
Harrisburg Academy to move along
with enlargements under contempla
tion.
The owners of the property have
agreed to the changes as outlined
and the Planning Commission be
lieves that all parties having ap
proved the new plans Council will
be able to place them on the city
map without delay. It includes the
recently announced plans to add
Italian Park to the city system.
Wide Highways
The plan calls for a highway
eighty feet wide the full length of
Division street, for the reason that
[Continued on Page 15.]
Relieved From Swelling,
President Wilson Spends
Night of Good Rest
By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 16. — President
Wilson, relieved from the glandular
swelling from which he suffered two
days, had a good night's rest last
night, said the bulletin issued by his
physicians.
The bulletin follows:
"The White House, 11.55. Octo
ber 16, 1919.
The discomfort which the Presi-1
dent suffered for two days has been
relieved to a very great extent. He
had a good night. His-temperature
pulse, respiration and kidney func
tion continue normal."
Medals For Harrisburg
Soldiers at Hand
Medals for all of the soldiers, sailors,
marines, nurses and welfare workers
of the Harrisburg district whose names
are registered at the Harrisburg Cham
ber of Commerce offices, have arrived,
and those who did not receive their
medals during the walcome home cele
bration, can secure them by calling at
the Chamber offices. Several hundred
service men and women who did not
turn out for the celebration, or who
got to the Chamber offices too late for
their medals, found that the initial sup
ply had been exhausted before they
were supplied. The Chamber desires
every Harrisburg service man and
woman to have a medal, and Invites
those who missed out on the first lot,
to call at the offices as soon as possible.
SUGAR FAMINE
IS A BLESSING
IN DISGUISE
Dr. Raunick Declares Short
age of Sweets Has Its
Compensations
BOON TO TIRED STOMACH
Toothache, Tuberculosis and
Diphtheria Arc Compan
ions of Sugar Glutton
Reduced consumption of sugar by
Harrisburg people, made necessary
by the food shortage which now
grips the city, will work great bene
fit on the city health, according to
I Dr. John M. J. Raunick, city health
officer. The benefit from sugarless
days really will have its compensa
tion for its annoyances.
"There is no quesUon but that peo
ple of Harrisburg and other cities
are consuming much more sugar
than they need, and are consuming
it in such quantities that it reacts
on their health," Dr. Raunick says.
Bi-octlen of Indigestion
The consumption of raw sugar
and large quantities of sweetening
in our daily diet, interferes to a large
extent with the stomach in an effi
cient performance of its duties and
breeds a great amount of indiges
tion, Dr. Raunick believes.
He called attention to the testi
mony of dentists and physicians,
who are practically unanimous in
the assertion that American people
would be far more healthy if they
consumed less sweets. He men
tion that it is a well-known fact
that most teeth trouble is the re
sult of too much sugar taken by the
individual.
Prone to Diseases
Tuberculosis and diphtheria, too,
are favored by the excessive con
sumption of sugar, Dr. Raunick said.
The teeth trouble, often resulting
therefrom, favor the breeding of
germs of these diseases,
j "These are btyt a few of the many
difficulties caused by the over con
sumption of sugar," Dr. Raunick
! added.
I
Continue Probe of
Radical Bomb Plot in
Hotbed of Anarchy
Gary, Tnd., Oct. 16. lnvestig
ation of radical bomb and anti-Govern
ment plots and surveillance of suspected
Reds continued to-day ■in Gary, where
Army intelligence officers and Federal
operatives already have uncovered a
number of alleged plots'and arrested
a score or more agitators. Seven men
taken in a series of raids Tuesday night
are held on deportation warrants, it was
stated to-day and three ot|iers remain
in custody.
An official reprtrt by Colonel W. S.
Mapes, commanding the Federal troops
| sent here when the situation growtng
out of the steel strike got beyond tne
power of state authorities, presenting
what was said to be documentary evi
' dence of the connection of radical lead
ers with the steel strike in Gary and
elsewhere, to-day was in the hands of
I Major General Leonard Wood, com
mander of the Central Army Depart
ment. General Wood declared Gary "Is
a hot bed of anarchy."
r The evidence submitted in the report
is said to contain proof of the alleged
! radical plot to capture the civil gov
j ernment of Gary and other steel cities
in the strike area.
Anton Gorsko, detained and ques
tioned by the military authorities In
connection with the bomb plot of last
June, denied complicity in the con
spiracy and also disclaimed informa
tion that Alexander Ivanhoff, whom the
authorities are searching, had taken
part in It.
Will End Strike Probe
After Examination of
Witnesses on Radicals
By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 16.—Investiga
tion of the steel strike by the Sen
ate Labor Committee will be closed
next week with the examination of
witnesses on the activities of radi
cals in the strike.
In making this announcement to
day Chairman Kenyon said the de-
I cision to close the inquiry next week
was reached because of the com
mittee's desire to report to the Sen
ate and expedite consideration of
' legislation for the Americanization
of foreign born residents of the
United States. This legislation will
, be considered by the committee next
Wednesday.
Final witnesses in the steel strike
will be heard Monday and Tuesday
Chairman Kenyon said and the com
mittee then will draft its report.
! Several senators had desired to visit
, other strike districts, but it was de
cided that the information obtained
' at Pittsburgh and in Washington is
sufficient.
Leaps to Death After
Shooting Colored Editor
By Associated Press
New York, Oct. 16. George W.
Tyler, who, according to the police,
shot Marcus Garvey, colored editor
of the Negro World at the latter's
office on Tuesday afternoon leaped
to his death from the third cell
tier in Harlem prison to-day.
Garvey, who was shot three times,
is in a critical condition. The shoot
ing, according to the police, was
the result of a business quarrel.
TRACTION MEN HONORED
Harrisburg Railways Company of
ficials announced to-day that each
of the thirty-three stars on the ser
vice flag of that corporation will
be covered by S2O, contributions to
the memorial fund,
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DR. SERGE VORONOFF
In a report to the Paris Surgical i
Society. Dr. Serge Yoronoff declared
experiments had proved that by
grafting interstitial glands of a
monkey on human beings the old
can be made young. He tried it not'
only on animals, but on a man of
sixty-six, the physician says, and the
aged man now has the mer.'tal and
physical vigor of a man of thirty
five or forty.
KING ALBERT
MAY SPEND DAY
IN HARRISBURG
Royal Family Desires to Visit
Capitol, City Learns
Today
King Albert of Belgium, and his
Queen, may spend a day in Har
risbnrg before they leave for home.
The King and Queen with the Crown
J'rirjce, have been touring the United
States and now are on their way
back east from the Pacific Coast and
are understood to have expressed
a desire to visit the Capital of Penn
sylvania.
Advices received from Washington
to-day indicate that the State De
partment whose guests the royal
family is during its stay in America
has given much consideration to the
plan. v
Plan For Welcome
Arrangements to give King Albert
a welcome fitting to the remark
able ruler that he showed himself
to be during the war, already have
been gotten under way by prominent
men of the city. With the first
inkling that Marrisburg might be
honored with the proposed visit, the
Chamber of Commerce and the Ro
tary Club sent telegrams to Secre
tary Lansing asking him to use his
good otfices.
Tlic Imitations
The Commerce Chamber's tele
gram signed by President E. J.
Stackpole follows:
Reported here that there is
likelihood of King and Queen of
Belgium, being able to spend a
day in Harrisburg. The Harris
burg Chamber of Commerce will
do everything in its power to
make their stay pleasant and in
teresting and urges you to use
your good offices in procuring
for Harrisburg the privilege of
entertaining these distinguished
visitors.
Rotary Club Acts
The Rotarians' telegram signed by
President G. M. Steinmetz follows:
Have just learned there is a
possibility of King and, Queen
of Belgium visiting Harrisburg
for day or part of day. The Har
risburg Rotary Club pledges it
self to see to it that the whole
city joins in welcoming them if
it is possible for them to come.
Eleven-Year-Old Boy Is ...
Found Guilty of Homicide
By Associated Press
Dock Haven, Pa., Oct. 16. —Alfred
Cozzi, aged 11, of Renovo, was found
guilty of homicide in juvenile court
here this morning and was sen
tenoed by Judge R. B. McCormick
to undergo imprisonment in Glen
Mills reformatory for a term of six
teen years. Cozzi caused the death
of Lewis Mac Gill, aged 12 years,
also of Renovo, when he hit him
with a stone at Fhrwell on July 19
last, during a quarrel. Young Cozzi
denied on the stand that he was in
Farwell on July 19, claiming that
he was home during the day and
members of his family gave sim
ilar testimony.
D'Annunzio Appeals to
Clemenceau For Aid
By Associated Press
Paris, Oct. 16. —■ (Havas) Cap
tain Gabriele D'Annunzio, whose
forqes are now holding the city of
Flume, has sent a message -to
Premier Clemenceau asking that the
latter take the initiative in securing
a declaration from the Allied Gov
ernments making Fiume a free port.
Captain D'Annunzio says he has
drafted a manifesto inviting Serb'ans
and Italians to recognize mutual
national rights. The manifesto,
which will be delivered by airplanes,
will call upon the two nations to
"rtfciintnin the bonds of brotherhood
, which have been sealed by blood."
BATHING BEACH TO
ACCOMMODATE 5,000
PLANNED FOR CITY
Park Expert Enthusiastic Over River and
Ease With Which It May Be Made
Splendid Summer Resort
REGULAR SEASIDE BATHHOUSE
TO COST LESS THAN s4ofioC
\\ arren H. Manning, of Boston, the park expert who laid out
the Harrisburg park system, visited the city to-day for the pur
pose of going over possibilities for bathing beaches and bath
houses for Harrisburg and is completely carried away with the
possibilities here.
"Harrisburg has a wonderful opportunity to serve its people
through bathing beaches," he said. "1 have had much experi
ence with this kind of development and the plans I have in mind
will give this city bathing beach capacity for 5,000 a day and not
exceed the initial expenditure of $40,000 contemplated by the loan
which will come before the people in November."
Possibilities Unlimited
Mr. Manning in company with
Commissioner E. Z. Gross and Assist
ant Superintendent V. Grant Forrer,
visited Island Park, where it is pro
posed to place the beaches, and was
much impressed with the. possibili
ties. The lower point of the island
he favors as the logical place for the
first beach and set of bathhouses
and the second probably will be lo
cated between the Market and Wal
nut street bridges.
Mr. .Manning suggests that since
the park nursery on the island has
outlived its usefulness, tlic depart
ment now having thousands of plant
ings elsewhere, this piece of the is
land between the bridges he trans
formed into a park leading to the
bathing l>eaclies ami that space be
left for automobile parking purposes.
He would have an underground way
made beneath the Market street
roadway for bathers and others and
'would transform tile whole tract be
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twoen the bridges into an Ideal pic
nic and outing grove.
Plans in Detail
Continuing his explanation of the
provisions which can be made to ac
commodate bathers, Mr. Manning
said: "At tfce lower point of the is
land bathhouses of concrete could
be constructed, in archway forri
and in sections of about 100 feet in<
length with showers at each end-i
This would give the effect from tha.,
shoreline of continuous arches. On
the top of the bathhouses which
would be of concrete there would be
plenty of room for persons to prom
enade an,d watch the bathers. Some
of the archways beneath would have
doors cut through them while othert
would only have ventilators at the
top. Men and boys and women an(
girls can easily be separated, ant
showers can be provided for each
group.
"hater additional units can easily
be constructed on the same plar.
whenever they will bo needed."
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