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, ESTABLISHED 1868. ' member associated press. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA. MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 30, 1917. today's news today PRICE THREE CENTS - J U.S. NA War Givet BABIES NAWS I BEST ASSEI, MR! Jilt lATHMIP More Reason Than Ever for ' Conserving Our Last * Line. BABY WEEFPROGRESS j ( t Over 2,000 Committees ' Were Active in Cause j Last Year. i Miss Julia Lalhrop has been head of the children's bureau of the de- i 1 parlmcnt of labor since its establish- 1 | mcnt in 1912. She's the first v>o man to head a government kjreau. j r> s She's called "guardian of the next generation." i __J i Authorized Interview With JULIA LATHROP (Chief of the Children's Bureau of the 1 United States Department of Labor.) ; WASHINGTON. D. C., April 20.? s The fact that the country is at war only makes more imperative every effort for i the protection of the nation's childhood. Not only should the war not Interfere ' with baby week, but because of tho war, baby week becomes more immediately valuable! Last year 2,000 committees, including the largest cities and some of the smallest hamlets in the country, conducted somo kind of baby week campaigns. Of thd 50 cities of 100,000 population or more, only three did not last year conduct a baby week. This year the bureau expects an even larger ob- ' servance. All that is Important In the country depends on how we are able to take tare of the children. They, and a few of us who are too old to count In the future, are the only persons likely not Jo be immediately concerned with the conduct of the war. f The children are the only real asset that we possess, looking toward the period alter the present generation Is out o? the way. Children under 16 are the last line cl defense. Just because war compels the turning of attention aside from the routine of life we may well take warning by 1 what we can learn of foreign experience and not begin by letting down our standards for sale-guarding the health and welfare of our future generation. The standards that we have are hard won. The war ought to make us take baby week more seriously and apply it as an opportunity for bringing home to every community its responsibility toward all mothers and children; especially those who will be called upon to take up duties that husbands and fathers may have to relinquish. Sooner or later we must face the LI-? U ~lr.vv.M4nn ovn 1 pruuiOUi ui IIUW ouiuicio lamaico oig i to be provided for. I hope baby week will -emphasize just those standards of health and comfort which the nation will want to erect for these moth- 1 ers and children. " All the great authorities on infant and child welfare agree that valuable as are milk stations, nurseries, clinics and all other expedients for dealing with children in mass, there is nothing ,tbat can be a substitute for the indlJ vldual care by the individual mother 4 In her own home. It is evident that there is going to be an increased demand for the work of women in Industries connected with the war and with the other activities of . the ration. There will be a temptation to absorb into industry young mothers who would in the long run eerve the nation more profitably by vfeiving intelligent care to their chil' dren at home. After all, the whole business of the 1 children's bureau?and the thing it la ?trying to do In part by the baby week ampaigns?is to ascertain and set up I Kjj (Continued on Page 10.) [ | The WestVI VALOF Bi bh|^^ i Baby Wi ii ilfI is oik sobject ?he pulpits Reference Was Made to Baby Week in All the Churches. Better Baby Week, which will be :elebrated throughout the 1'tit tec States this week was formally opened n Fairmont yesterday from the pulpits >f the various churches when all pas ors devoted time tand attention to the subject of "Better Babies." At the First M. E. church and the M. P. Temple the pastors. Rev. C. E joodwln and Dr. J. C. Broom field, de voted their entire evening sermons to the subject, bringing out ntun> points of interest and much informa tion along the genera! lines of tbi movement. In the Presbyterian church the Kirs M. E. church, South, the Centra Christian church and the First Baptis Jhurch allusion was made to the move meut, at the latter church the pcrioc for the Junior sermon being devotee to this subject; On the East side thi tubjoct was generally discussed fron the pulpit and the co-operation of thi members of the congregations of al ienominations was urged. Today the merchants of the cit; oegan their observance of the weei by ranking special displays of babj necessities and asse*sorics and films will be shown in local theatres todaj mil tomorrow dealing with the subjeci while the schools of the city will alsc observe programs. TMK II POLICE C0UR1 Joe Moore Got Thirty Days For Cutting Another Man. Joe Moore, colored, who has o?tei visited the major's office for sligh offenses was up again this morning He was given thirty days iu Jail an( fined $20 for cutting an unknowi negro at Dilly Mays' place Saturda; night. Tho police failed to get tip name of the man cut, but had the evl dence where there were great Blast es in the negro's clothing. Moore laugh e<i and danced his way into jail. Sylvia Thomas, of Shaft mine, waa ncnlti hofnrn 4110 mo"or rpuir. tlw. Sylvia was up for raising a disturb ance and for having pictures of hei self distributed about tho city. Th' pictures were photos of Sylvia in thi clothing she wore when she came inti the world. She is being detained in definitely at the city Jail. The city ii figuring on having her examined as t< her sanity. I. = City Hall Notes Street department workmen busiei themselves Saturday ciYpplng dowi trees on East Park avenue. Thcs trees were burned this horning. Thi is part of a scheme to clean out al unnecessary obstacles and unsightl; conditions on the East side. Men an working today at scraping up all dir along the paved section of East Pari avenue and hauling It away. Sllgh repairs were made in other places such as relaying paving where It hat dropped and made bad holes ove which vehicles traveled only wltl great Inconvenience. The workmen on the unpaved sec tlon of Morgantown avenue betweei the Fair Grounds and the city hav been taken off. The rains recent! failed to effect the roadway, whicl has left the city of the opniion tha no more work will be needed to kee) this piece of Btreet In good condition. rginian Prints Mot FICERI leklncrea LORDS IF I BERTOM At first it seem Jj Who gazes on jpp. And greets ma '# ?Jgag But as we pom & A baby as the Tl>#? fllhir* r?f Lies in the clut BEH.TON BKAU-V . . I herefore it is i hat every baby bom should have I i Of food and raiment, and of light ; J And mother love?the same to ever If by our babies now we do not we Our land shall fall as Rome and C . But if we play the better part all tl Our babies shall make all our drear iliuiii ! moraii i ; Attitude of Some Churches i Has Not Yet Been Ascertained. C 5 A meeting of Sunday school people - of the icty was held yesterday after t noon in this city for the purpose of con ' Miii'i iliK unUiiiH 'Hi' oliiio nuiiurt,* school convention to hold its 191i meeting in this city. A committee was appinted to cal upon the Chamber of Commerce anc: several of the churches which wort not represented at the meeting yester day as ascertain their standing or ' the question. DIES WHILE AWAY ' WITHSICKHUSBAND i A message received here this morn t ing by relatives at Fort Meyer. Fla. announced the death of Mrs. R. It , Gould, a sister of Mrs. LaMar Powel f and Captain Thomas Reed, of thi: a city, which occurr e: there early thii morning. A letter from Mr. Gould re ceived several days ago stated tha Mrs. Gould was not well, but no new: of a more serious illness had been re 1 cenved. Mrs. Gould with her husbam 0 went to Fkv'da last fall on account o the failing health of Mr. Gould. Mrs. Gould was formerly Miss Re 0 becca Reed and before her marriag: 0 resided here. Sho spent a number o 5 years in Alaska as a missionary ii the employe of the Presbyterian de b nomination. A sister, Mrs. Amand; ' Mcranand, whose death occurred her< several years ago, was also In Alas ka as a missionary. Mrs. Gould ii survived by her huBband and one son Hal Gould, who resides In Alaska. Be side the Bister and brother alread; named another sister, Mrs. Deb Pui cell resided in Alva, Oklahoma. Mrs 1 Gould was one of a family of thirtcei j children. The late B, F. Reed was i 3 brother of the deceased. The messag( B announcing Mrs. Gould's death con 8 tained no news as to funeral arrange ! ments. \ Baker's Strike Leads I to Rioting in Chicag( i, i (By Associated Press! r CHICAGO, April 30.?Rioting in th< 4 West Side ghetto district and breat famines in many sections of the cit; marked the bakers' strike in Chlcagt ' today In the ghetto hundreds of strlki II sympathisers, many of them women b spoiled hundreds of loaves by throw K ing kerosene In the shops and breat ? wagons. t Riot calls were sent in and specia P details of mounted pollC3 scattered th< rioters. e News And Featui IND9GI ' I sedjmp?r\ Iiiii |( BRALEY s a baby's only this? npling morsel, sweet to kiss the world with widening eyes, nkind with gurgles, crows and cries; ler, then in truth we see race that is to be: V a people?of a land ches of a baby's hand. a nation's vital care his share !' ? , ' Iv -arthage fell t ^ fj vi trough, hi ns come true! IPk will iup ! I MIT POHIIES; w I h, ! Normal School's "Patch" ai Will be Seeded by Volunteers Tomorrow. Eight bushels of seed potatoes will -jbe planted tomorrow, the weather per.|mitting, oa three quarters of an acre of ground on the Normal school catui pus and the planting will be done by volunteers front the student nody. I The ground has been plowed, worked 1 and fertilized and Is now ready for the i planting. The seed potatoes will be delivered i at the school this evening and will be prepared for planting under tho supervision of I'rot. E. L. Lively head of tile agricultural department of tho scnool. The planting will also be done under - Prof. Llvcly's supervision. President Joseph Hosier made an ap-! f peal to the students at the chapel ex- j I ercises this morning to assist in the | work and a ready response was se-, cured. A number of the fair sex have also volunteered their aid in the potato planting. Mr. Rosier suggested that the plant. ing be made into a patriotic demonstration and should the weather per- C ' mit this idea will probably be put into effect. ! PROPERTr OWNERS j III DAMAGES i c b - At a meeting of the city Board of !j 3 Affairs this morning Michael Powell b f and James Meredith, attorneys, ap- F t peared before the board in behalf of )t - the property owners at Seventh street w t seeking property damage arrange- 0 s ments. The petitioners presented i- their several cases of where damage r, s was done by the grading of Seventh e i street before paving last summer. The c - matter was referred to Street Commis- c' f sioner Albert Lehman and Finance L. ' Commissiner J. Walter Barnes. Ci The prohibition ordinance drafted c 1 by City Clerk Albert Kern after Mayor y 1 Anthoiy Bowen's last fall was read _ 5 for the first time and passed over to ' next Monday at the meeting of the o " Board for second reading. a Routine work concerning the city gi affairs and progress on the bridge b building preparations was gone over, b City Engineer Shrewsbury Miller stat- a 1 ed to the Board that he was finished 1: ' with the levels and the survey of the g Monongahela bridge which leaves It now up- to the Concrete Steel Engin- p ? eerlng Company of New York to pre- b 1 sent designs of the river crossover, ti r The plans fbr the Coal Run bridge are w > expected to b ebrought here from New a 3 Xork within tho next few days. c ' a AVALANCHE CRUSHES TRA'N. it 1 DAVOS, Switzerland, April SO.?An avalanche was overwhelmed a train 11 1 running from the Land Guard to Da- a j vos. Many lives have been lost, eight w bodies having been recovered so far. ci es of Especial lnteres INNER! tance, Sa\ in people for hhde onti-up ei. L^ant Congress to Pass it As a Proper War Measure. Fairmont churches went on record ;sterday ss favoring nationwide proibition when the congregations of i 1 the Protestant churches of the city j wimbled for the regular Sunday serces, voted unanimously to adopt resotlons favoring the issuo. Each minister of tho city after outning briefly the meaning of the reaction and the need for such a measure | ; this time, nut the question to a vote \ id without exception it was adopted j ithout dissent. In most Instances the i itire congregation arose to Its feet hen the ayes were aslted for. Copies of the resolution adopted will 3 sent to Congress and other copies laced in the hands of each of tho rcst Virginia representatives in both ouses. The following is the resolution as lopted yesterday: Whereas, The present European war. into which we have been drawn as a nation, has opened the way In a number of nations involved for national prohibition of tho liquor traffic; and. whereas, many oplitical, industrial and military leaders in our own land, are at present urging national prohibition as a war measure, therefore, Be It Resolved, That we, members of the congregation of the church of Fairmont, W. Va? petition Con- i gress to enact a law prohibiting tho manufacture and sale of in- j lujui-uuug uijuurs mruugnoui mo United States and her territories. izTiSiiii GEIS1ESWIPED Clarksburg Man Lands in Hospital?Taxi Owner Heavily Fined. Carl Sandy, a Swede from Clarksurg, whero his headquarters are the agle hotel, was knocked from the unning board of an automobile carry lg two barrols of Pennsylvania beer, y an East Park car on Cleveland aveue at twelve-thirty this afternoon, ho man, believed at first to have een mortally injured, was rushed to airmont Hospital No. 3 where examlatlon disclosed that the injuries, hile ghastly looking, were not serins. Sandy arrived in Fairmont, en jute with eight suit cases of the finst brew. One of Llss Union's taxiabs, driven by Hugh Fleming, was gaged and the journey to meet the ne o'clock lnterurban started. Bemuse the car was piled full of suit ases, Sandy was forced to stand on ae left side running board, while a lan named Whitney was on the right. As the car swung around the corner f Cleveland avenue at the Cleveland venue entrance to Arch Fleming's tore, the East Park car was met and efore either could stop Sandy had een rolled between the car and the uto. Becauss ot some trucks standlg In the street Fleming had not been lven room entirely to clear the car Sandy was rushed to Miners hosltal, -where It was said that he should e able to get out this evening. The ixl was brought to the police station here two hundred curious ones stood bout and gazed at Its cargo. A charge [ reckless driving was preferred gainst Fleming and appeared before layor Bowen this afternoon. Because the taxi did not carry a city cense, Union was fined $25, and took n appeal. At press time witnesses ere being examined In the Fleming see. t to Women Than > ARE Ml -1$... js Baby hot Even Camels Are Becoming Abstainers \ (By Associated Press) CALCUTTA. India. April 30.? The gift of a hundred camels from the Khan of Khalat. Baluchistan, to the Vlceory of India, is a very valuable war donation. The Khalat camels are considered in many respects the finest In the world, hut purchase of good animals of this type has been almost impossible It owing to the high value which their owners set upon them. Tho Khalat camels are said to be exceptionally swift, and so temperate in their drinking as to be almost total abstainers. !M HAPPEN IN I ninnnr Tnmnnnniii ? tunurt luiviunnumr KU CO May Day Fraught With ^ Great Possibilities in n? Several Countries. ca Ci X The battle o? Arras still rages with the Issues remaining in doubt. For 34 six day3 torrents of blood have flowea c': and the^armles of Britain and Germany yet struggle for the mastery In a 1 conflict which baffles superlatives. fl However momentous the issues ? which hang on the bloody struggle in France they are insufficient to hold the attention of the German people who are facing a situation at home i fraught with even more tremendous possibilities. On the evening of the ereat general strike plans for May day the German press and leaders are displacing a feverish apprehension as to what tho morrow' will bring forth. The majority Socialists are energetically supporting tho government in its effort to cajole T| or threaten the workers into refrain- or ing from striking. Even the radical bj minority seems to be frightened at the tb possible results of the agitation, It has ft fosterod. Some of the radical newspa- w pers are reported to have launched an d< eleventh hour appeal in an effoy. to Fi avert the strike, fearing that In sow- ec lng the wind they will reap- a whirl- bi wind that will shake the foundations of ca the country. hi Austria and Sweden are two other storm centers where May Day may Bi evoke a popular uprising of far reach- ht ing effect. ai In the face of the brewing storm, di word comes that the Hungarian gov- w ernment has declared Itself In favor th of important democratic reforms. On ec the other hand the Austrian Emperor is reported to have refused the resig- th nation of Premier Tlrza, "iron man" of Is rhe dual monarchy and bulwark of pi pan-Genmanism. Another cuiious and p: unexplained item from Austria-Hun- 21 gary says that in Bohemia, long a hot tli bed of disaffection, all German papers th have been suppressed. The entire situation in Europe ap- lii pears to have reached one of those fi; confused stages where conflicting h: news makes the relative Importance of U events uncertain and obscures a situa- d< lion intensified by increasing rigors at of the censorship in all countries. at The military command in Prance is under fire and there are reports in tho t Paris press that the appointment of X Gen. Petian as chief of staff heralds many other changes among high officers. Outside of Europe interest centers on the possible course of Brazil and t umu. iyinpuv,(juu? uum x oriiik suj iu the Chlnose government will probably w enter the war against Germany within hi 20 weeks. The Brazilian congress fo meets Wednesday and then will de- Oi cide on peace or war. In the meantime tr Brazil hnB entered a decree o? neutral- re Ity between the United StatPB and Ger- hi many which may have bearing on her re future actions. st i > cl Recovering Bodies at Hastings. ~ HASTINGS. Col., April 60.?Mine of- ~ flclals and workers said early today that before night most of the bodies will have been bronght from the Hastings mine of the Victor American Fuel company here where 120 miners were entombed by an explosion last Friday. t Any Other Paper I\ ISSING yd Chief! j m vmm 1 on rat hoi i MO!Mm j s Master, a Naval Lieutenant and Nine Gunners Unreported. (By Associated Press) LONDON', April 30.?The AmertOiii WMH ? nxUUUl UM UVOU 1 nk. The captain and part of the 2w and the naval lieutenant and nine nerican naval gunners are missing. The Vacuum was sunk by a German i bmarine on Saturday while she was ; the way to the United States. The chief mate and seventeen men eluding three of the American naml mners have been landed. A boat ntalning the master of the ship and o remainder of the crew together th a lieutenant and nine naval gonirs is missing. NEW YORK, April 30.?The Ameri- '$ n steamship Vacuum, commanded by iptaln S, S. Harris of this city, left ew York on March 30 for Birken- ji ad, England. Sho carried a crew of men of whom 15 were American 0 tizens including nine native born. usnTn 1 OF THEARMY BILL 1 o Campaign to Fill Ranks Until Measure is Finally Passed. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C., April 80/-t ie administration bill to raise an my by conscription although passed ' ri both houses Saturday had to run o gauntlet ot minor opposition aln today in the Senate where there S % 13 a chance ot re-opening the whole y ibate by amendments Senators Laillette, Groener and others threatento offer. The two houses passed two A; lis essentially the same but technl- ' ,lly different and the House bill now is to bo passed by the Senate. ' .'-.ifj President Wilson and Secretary iker today took up the differences * .' ? itweeu the Senate and the House . my bill. The conferees adjusting (Terences between the two houses 111 be informed as a result of where 'X e administration -stands on undlgputr , points. The ago limits of 21 to 27 fixed In e Sonato aro preferred by the admlntration since they more nearly ap oxlmate the desire of the War detriment for age limits of from 19 to i. The limits from 21 to 40 fixed by e House bill are unsatisfactory to e administration. A date for the registration of those ible to service will not be formally ted by the President until the bill is been perfected in both houses. til that time no campaign will be unirtaken to recruit the regular army id the National Guard up to full war rength. 'nlip.Rma.n "Bnlva.rfl j J 51? Joins Consol. Forces Baltimore and Ohio railroad Policean Bolyard has resigned his position ith the railroad company to take :arge of police matters at Ida May r the Consolidation Coal company. 'fleer Barklst of ClarkBburg, has been ansferred here. Local railroad men gret to sec Mr. Bolyard leave here, j having made himself an enviable . iputatioi. during his few mon\hs'. ay In the city, as an efficient and ean railroad pollcemam^^^^^^jEB WANTED?Help in all j departments. Good wag- j es. Apply Owens Bottle Machine. Company. J *