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The West Virginian. [volume] (Fairmont, W. Va.) 1914-1974, June 01, 1917, Image 1

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I FACILITIES HERE
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One Drawback is Limited ~
Area Available for | I
Maneuvering. r
;t/ Colonel Carl Relcbman, U. S. A.,
?'hen In the city today looking for a
I Rite for the cantonment to hold 30,000
imen ana an equipment w?? yicaoou
with "the Pleasant Valley location and *
* claims there are.al] the facilities there
( except possibly sufficient room.
There Is not the colonel claims suf(%:lent
room to drill the men but this
deficiency may be overcome with or<
? rangements to take more land In the
section. He was particularly pleased
with the location as regards railroads.
river, etc., but claims the im- *?
mense amount of artillery} horses, **
drill formations, caterpillar tanks, ?
rifles, etc., would need much more *
room that there Is at present available ?,
at Pleasant Valley. "
Twelve square miles are needed for ,.
drilling'grounds. The grounds need- ^
ed for building and housing alone re- ?
quire 800 acres. This with the 12 ?
square miles, which may be In two
parts has to be found somewhere in j
West Virginia on account of orders
from Secretary of War Newton D. ^
Baker who desires the cuitonment lo u
cated In a dry state. #he site will
house some Ohio and all the WeBt .
* Vlrrlnln trnons.
Colonel Relchman would not divulge m
whether the camp Is to be selected or %
not as he is not permitted to say. This q
ft matter will be handled Monday night u
In Washington. Col. Relchman left e
on the 1:10 p. m. Baltimore and Ohio a
train for Elklns where he will look gl
over other sites offered. The colonel f(
was escorted In an automobile to the 0
valley by Clarence Robinson, Charles u
W. Brans, T. H. Plerson and Mayor t)
Anthony Bowen. The Falrmonters t,
who made the trip learned that to feed f(
add care for 30,000 men will require a
the Installation of a seven track sld- c
lug which will be filled at all times
with meat, vegetables, equipment, coffee,
teas and thousands of little things
that go to make a camp perfect 1G
fi ? The proximity of the river and Its t(
i?- ?l??n?<l fVa nnlnnol fh A
pure WBIOI- ytoaoeu vuw vw>wu?.| ~ ? Jj
I three railroads running Into the city, j,
with the traotlon line and the three 8I
H steam roads all ready to extend at a t,
* moment's notice right Into the valley, a|
be said helped considerably and ho
the Impression that the lack of room I
JPv could probably be remedied If the layIs.'
out of the camp necessitated.
Wheeling, Huntington, Wetzel coun- U
ty, Point Pleasant have all been inI
speoted and Fairmont has thus far
offered the most probable elte. Whel- ?
ing bad but 800 acres to offer, the site "
I at Huntington was inadeqnate because
of lack of facilities. Wetsel county *
would not do neither would Point Plas- "!
p ant n
Colonel Relchman arrived here this h
I morning from Wheeling. He ileft
gt Whellng with Major Winiam Way&pe, ~
Captain W. B. Borden and' Captain "
Walter C. Piper. Major Wallace got ?
I (Continued-on Page Ten.) r
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HDOI?S
t^tST PICTURE OF NEW ARMY C,
ELECTS OfFICERS
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fountain City Organization
is Becomin an Impor- ?
tant Factor. ot
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Acting upon the charter which was 17
scently granted to the Mountain City j bi
musement company, a local amuse- j ai
lent enterprise capitalized at $10,000, | fa
meeting was held yesterday in iue11
impany's general office at the Grand
leatre and a permanent organization
Ifected. The officers elected are: fjl
has. McDonald, president; Sol Burka, III
ice president and general manager; 111
_ L. McCoy, secretary and treasurer,
he directors are composed of all the
(ficers of the company and John Rock,
r., ajid ErneBi McCoy.
The corporation now operates the
tippodrome ard Grand theatres in
lis city and the Dixie at Mannington,
nd in addition control the state rights
it the Kathelyn Williams picture
The Ne'er Do Well," produced by the
'asterplece Film Company, the Audrey
lunson photoplay "Purity," and the
amp Cornwel! pictures. The corporaon
at present has thirty-four salaried
mployes, but this force will soon be
ugmented by several traveling repre- ,
antatives and additions to the office
iros. They have secured the services met
f an expert cameraman as a part of beei
lelr organization and will engage in the
le filming business, taking news pic- 0, ,
ires of local ovents and happenings
>r the large film news services which Reu
re now a big feature of the moving Era;
ioture Industry. A
GERMAN GUNS BUSY C?D
BWDT TXT T..~^ 1 TT ID61
?iuuc x.?xxoavy guu lirius
Lflt night reached a state of great in- tori
snsity in the region of the dunes on ly 1
le Belgian coast and ip the Ypres rcgi
and, particularly in the Wytschaets and
totor, says offical statement issued cide
)day by German army headquarter's It
taff. in c
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ri the
City Hall Notes ST"
J Trot
Mayor Anthony Bowen this morning -n
ccompanied Colonel Relchman on his Jj}
dp over the Pleasant Valley site. Fi- .
ance Commissioner J. Walter Barnes A
ad Street Commissioner Ira L. Smith
pent the morning at the High school
reroiies. This left the city hall with
ommissloner Albert Lehman out on C
le Job. rest
E. H. .Harder of the Concrete Steel em
Ingtneering company of New York, is stat
ipected in the city tomorrow or the tton
est day with final plans of the Coal flna
.on bridge. plot
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WTONMENTTS^CT-SERVICE
riiynemer's
Score Is Now
43 Aeroplanes
(By Associated Tress)
PARIS. June 1.?Captain George !
jynemer. most famous of all
:ench aviators, has brought down
te more Gorman aeroplanes, two
them in one minute.
Captain Guynemer now is creditI
officially with having destroyed
enemy machines. Between May
and May 31 the French airman i
ought down 32 German machines I
id 57 others are believed to have \
lien to earth behind Gorman lines.
issianTdemand
a sixjour day
rious Strikes Threaten Be
cause They Did Not
VJVV XI/*
(By Associated Press)
ONDON, June 1.?Strikes or other
isures to paralyze production hava
n decided upon in more than 120 of
largest factories in Petrograd, most
ivhich are engaged in war work,
ters Petrograd correspondent telephB.
fter the failure of efforts of the
dilation board to roach an agreeit'on
many points the staffs of faces
resolved to strike or alternative0
paralyze work by carrying out all
rlationa to the letter. The time
form of the strikes are to be deid
in each factory separately.
1 some cases strike has begun while
ithers the staffs are busy enlisting
support of workers. According to
Novdia Zhlzn, Maxim Gorky's paths
dema-jds of workers include
hour day and a minimum wage for
nen of 60 rubles ($26) monthly.
[pect Arrests of
nti-Conscriptionists
(Br Associated Press)
OLUMBUS, 0., June 1.?Four ar:s
both In Ohio and Middle WestStatea
were looked for today by
e and federal officials In connecwlth
the well organized and well
need antl-conscrlptlon propaganda
uncovered here yesterday.
Read The West
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est Virginia's Greatest Nempc
VIRGINIA, FRIDAY EVEN]
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I TO PLE.
W BIRDSEYE VI
.CANTONMEN
Mill OF-llMF
:^?I5 TOTAL AT?FA - 7
NUMBER OF M UNJr
: MEN WILL FILL 32 LIKE,' IT!
WWiiT ?.
fttGIOIIIHIIU VVILL i
? MEET ON MONDAY\
6
Sheriff Glover Will Give I
y
Them Final Instructions r
at That Time. c
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Posters on which are printed in- S
structlons in regard to the military c
registering in the various precincts
were distributed to the registrars to c
day. The posters bear the names of f
the registrars nnd the places and dates ?
of registration as well as indicating
the age limits ior cnose wno are suu- j
ject to draft.
Circular letters were sent out by
Sheriff Glover today to each of the
ninety-six registrars Instructing them,
in their new duties and giving notice
of a meeting to be held at the court
house Monday, June 4, at 2 o'clock in t
: he afternoon. This meeting is for the j
purpose of giving final instructions to t
the registrars rod other officials who ;
will have charge of the registering on r
Tuesday and both the county and city t
boards are expected to attend. r
Other letters have been sent to all a
of the employers of labor in the county u
urging them to assist in the work by i
insisting upon ihelr employes registering
and assisting them in every way
possible. j
The routine business of the sheriffs
office has been practically at a stand- 1
still for the past few days In order that
he and his assistants might devote all
their time to preparing for the work
on June 6, and everything will be in
readiness when chat day arrives. e
a
Circus Parade to \
Stay on South Side j
s
The Barnum and Bailey parade tomorrow
morning will not come to the 1
main section of the city hut will con- I
fine it's line of march to the South
side. The parade will come down Fairmont
avenue and drop over to Walnnt
avenue, returning again to Fairmont
ovamia af Vfoaf a f roof TJVnm 1Mtio4
?'vimo M 1' u Db omwu? i IU1U i' tlDl
street It will go on out to South Side
park. The Parade Is 14 blocks long f
and cannot make the trip using Jack- \
son street and Main street because the l
end of the parade would be at Sixth i
street and Fairmont avenue when the f
head of the parade would stand at the c
bridge on It's way back. e
FRENCH SOCIALISTS 8TAY HOME
Paris, June 1.?Premier Rlbot today
announced in French chamber of depu- 1
ties that the government would not t
facilitate voyage of French socialists t
to the International socialist congress c
at Stockholm. i
Virginian-To Read
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NG, JUNE 1,1917.
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SO ACRES j(ljlls8|g
TIC
HIGH SCHOOL !
Dssay Prize Winners and Ath
Standing Announced
Term This
The i&V chapel exercise for the High th
chool year of 1916-17 was held this of
lorning In the High school auditorium ty
he auditorium being comfortably to
llled with the student body and a large
umber of friends and patrons of the cr
chool. du
Seated on the platform when the exrcises
began in addition to the stu- an
ents who participated in the program , av
. ore prominent men of the city hi the an
ersons of President of the Board of an
Mutation, George M. Alexander; Sec- sit
etary of the Board of Education C. E.
imitb; members of the Board of Edu- Vi
atlon, J. Walter Barnes, City Commis- de
ioner Ira L. Smith, H. J. Hartley, W. Jai
. Wiegel, City Superintendent of be
ichools Otis G. Wilson and Principal sti
if the High School G. F. Colebank. R<
Music of a high class for the exer- T1
lses was furnished by the High ed
chool orchestra, and the boys' and
Serious Disorders
in a Spanish Town '
(By Associated Press)
MADRID, June 1. ? Disorders paricipated
in by soldiors have occurreo
n Barcelona. Several officers have
>een Imprisoned in the fortresses.
Vhen reports of tisordors became cur- J
ent here the minister of war was quesioned
and confirmed the fact and furlished
the additional Information that
. number of officers had been locked
ip Ir. the Montjuicb fortress adjoining
Jarcelona.
Apartment Building si
Wrecked by Dynamite ?
(By Associated Press) KL
CLEVELAND, 0., June 1.?A terrifc pr
xploslon of dynamite this morning In .
j> apartment building here destroyed t
be building and Injured thirteen perons,
three of whom are In hospitals. '
'hyslcians say the Injured will relover.
Police are Investigating on If
he theory that the blast was the relUt
of a dynamite plot
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Peace Meetings
Held in Austria S
wi
(By Associated Press) 111
COPENHAGEN, June 1.?Reports J*
torn Vienna say that a simultaneously lt
rith the opening of the Austrian par- a
lament thousands of workmen ceased
Tork and attended meetings in dif- [6
erent parts of the city. A great pro- Je
lesslon paraded the streets as demon- "J
itration for peace. M
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DROP B0MB8 ON BELGIUM w<
LONDON, June 1.?Many tons of
jombs hare ben dropped by British
ilrcraft on Belgian towns of Ostend
ind Zeebrugge and Bruges says off!- ty
:lal statement Issued today by British st
Var department. n<
St Them Quickly At
Pro!
A ttormi
T0DAV8 NEW8 TODAY
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lletic Honors and Class 1
at Last Chapel of
Morning. i
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? girls' glee clubs under the direction 1
Miss Ethel M. Horseman and a pret- i
violin solo was rendered by Jami- j
a Meredith. 1
Mr. Colebank introduced the speak- j
s of the morning prefacing the introctlcns
with a few timely remarks.
Prizes in the various athletic events, ,
d in the special contests were
rarded during the exercises, and the I
nouncement of the winners in each ]
d every eevnt was received enthuistically.
1
IV. J.'wiegel, representing The West
rginlan, in a short talk to the stunts
presentel the prize of five dol- 1
rs in gold recently offered for the
st essay written by a High school
udent on How Can Fairmont Best (
ialize Her Motto "Fifty in Five?" j
le winner in this contest as announc- '
by Mr. Wiegel was Miss Hazel 1
(Continued on page 10)
iwir
MADE MAN PRAY
Jut It Was Not Strong
Enough to Make Him
Work on Roads.
An unknown foreigner was picked
i at Baxter yesterday and sent Into
lerlff Glover for safe keeping. The
an was climbing up on locomotives, i
rs and everything which was climb- i
ible and then getting down on his
lees to pray to them in the most ap- :
oved camp meeting style.
For his own safety and the safety ;
the residents at that place he was ;
ken In custody and lodged in the
>unty Jail last night although no
arrant had been Issued for his arist.
This morning he was given a
oner pall and sent out with the road
ing, the guards of which were told
watch him closely although he was :
it to work.
About noon the guard of the gang;
tiled the sheriff and said that the
an had become unmanagable, so an
fleer was sent after him and he
as again lodged In the jail. This time
e sheriff called a meeting of the lun:y
commission for an appointed hour
its afternoon and In the meantime
doctor was caiiea to aueuu me man.
After a brief examination tbe doctor
ported that the man was not subct
for the lunacy commission but was
iffering from an overdose of Point
arion "Spring Water" and the man
as detained at tbe jail to sleep and
oric It off.
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BRITISH STEAMER 8TRANDED
VALPARIASO, Chill, June 1.?For' seven
hundred ton British steamdp
Australian T trans port Is stranded
>ar Coronel on the Chilian coast
ivertise In Its Co*
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PRICE THREE CENTS
E TODAY
EVi GATE IN 1
m ion I
NET WAS CL0e:l
Navy and Custom Author!- ^
ties Refuse to Explain I
Kiifllr Mill
Business in the Harbor Now I
Going on Under Nor- " M
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, June 1?.J
?or reasons which navy |j
;ard and custom official n
-efuse to reveal the port of
N"ew York was for a good
Dart of forenoon closed tolay
to all shipping and the
Dassage of vessels in or out I
vas barred by shutting of j
;he gates in the steel net !
dosing the harbor which
vas placed in position soon . j
ifter the severance of dip- j
omatic relations with Geiv
nany. Shortly before noon j
it was learned that the orier
closing the port hadbeen I
rescinded and later the gate :::|
ine port was ciosea W -a
daylight to outgoing vessels,
pass out the narrows. ArrfyflS^B
ing steamships were permit-^
leaving the harbor became imfl
known, preparations were f
made to close the gate in the j
the mouth ofthe harbor.
dosed in the day time since
it was placed in position soon ,
with Germany were sev^'i^^H
torn officials refused iitfoivl^jM
mation as to the reason for^
LUCK UL JIllUI luat uu ?d vv vmm - ??? ?
son of the acilon Inspired a crop of
rumors which fcund reflection In the a
stock and cotton market. United I
States Steel was sold in the stock mar- j
ket in large blocks and reacted from 1
131% to 126*4 and other leaderr'OMgfijB
versed early gains of from' 1 to 5.11
points.
Tho losses were, however for th5%3
most part, restored by noon wban'ijl
word came that the ban on shipping I
had been lifted.
This is last week In which 1
you can pay your 1916 taxtt^
and avoid having them appear J
on the delinquent list Don't be
a "slacker". Help support your
government Do your bit by 'J
paying promptly. Office opeaiii
evenings.
i
We are now making np the 19H |
delinquent tax list tor pubUcailda^M
June 1,1917. Those who owe taxee L
should come in and pay at oajjufl
and save cost of publlcatioiu^V^H
flee Monroe Street. >p|
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