Newspaper Page Text
MOLINE'S SECTION OF GUS HE AR n K I A V .in MOLIHE MUST ACT ON HARBOR PUNS Mayor M. R. Carlson Addresses Oreater Moline Committee at Eegular Meeting. CITY'S FACILITIES POOR 12 years, who resides at 411 Ninth street. The boy is already under pa role for stealing bicycles. Shib was taken Into custody and arraigned brfore Police Magistrate Frank Gustafson this .morning. The case, however, was referred to the Rook Island Juvenile court, the boy being under pirole from that court. Plow City a Failure as a River Town Major Hoffman Willing to Help Other Business. ' It is time Moline was planning ser ' loosly to gain the place it deserves cn the map as an Important Missis sippi river town. Now U the time to prepare these plans It was asserted yesterday by Mayor M. R- Carlson at the meeting of the Greater Moline committee. His suggestions prompted motion to leave with the executive committee of the organization the ap pointment of a strong committee which will cooperate with the city officials in the project of establishing a port here, one that will compete surely and pro fitably jwlth other upper river cities in the new era of Mississippi river com merce that Is certain to dawn within the next few yoars, incidental to the general opening of the Panama canal. Moline Hopelessly In Rear. The fact now Is that Moline is hopelessly In the rear as a river city, because of Its entire lack of any docking and wharf facilities. The mayor pointed out that future devel optnent of water commerce in this section will see tho channel along the Illinois shore given the preference to the Iowa shore on account of t he seven, eight or more breakwaters that have to be encountered, and other Impediments that have given the traffic on this side the preference. It seems. It was made clear to G. M. C members, that now or never U Mollne's opportunity to get on the river map. Mayor Carlson spoke of a conversation held several days ago with Major Hoffman of the V. S. engineers' office In Rock Island, re garding the status of Moline. Hoffman Willing to Help. "Major Hoffman told me he would lend every assistance possible In pro Tiding Moline with harbor and wharf accommodations so that the city might enter a strong bid for river com merce." explained the mayor. "He declared the best plan so far conceived la for the Individual cities to con struct and maintain their own wharfs and docks as a municipal enterprise, in preference to having any private conduct or control. The boats and an craft would pay nominal tolls and ! the enterprUe could be self sustain ing. If Indeed it did not, return a good profit Major Hoffman said that even though the project might not be ful tlled for sveral years, the plan skonld be set down on paper without delay, for Mo! toe must come to it." Other Business Transacted. A suggestion came to the G. M. com , mltte from H. S. Kristoe, local agent for the Burlington railroad, that pro vision should be made here for a per manent exhibit of "Made in Moline" prodarts. Such institutions are found In varlou American cities. They have proven a good advertising asset, at tracting visitors to the city. TLe com mittee took no action on the matter. E. W. Woodcock reported that the big Rural road chicken picnic din ner, to hast been held July S. has been postponed, on advice of farmers, until after the harvest season. He said the event would probably be held the latter part of August -C rly In September. MEAT INSPECTORS VISIT PLOW CITY Seek Irregularities in Shipment of Product to Different States of Union. United States meat inspectors visit ed the city today on the lookout for violations In the shipping of meat products in interstate commerce with out the government stamp of iipec tkm. Dr. 3. W. Joss of Davenport, who is in charge of the branch of animal in dustry there, visited offices of the var ious express and freight offices here today and also the postoffiee, in order to ascertain to what extrnt this law is being lived up to. The inspector learned from Postmas ter A. T. FostT that the parcel post is doing but little business in the 1 POLICE TOO SLOW FOR BERGENDAHL Moliner Loses Four Coats, so He Says, but Later Dis covers Mistake. Walter Bergendahl, who resides at Railroad avenue and Ninth street, is much disgusted with the local police department because aeroplanes which travel at a rate of three miles per min ute are not in use here, it would seem. Last night he was the victim of auto bandits who robbed him of four coats. so he said, and then mounting their car disappeared in the direction of Koek Island. The man phoned the police and then waited about two min utes and as no officer appeared in that time he became vexed with the depart ment and again called up the desk ser geant, expressing his opinion of such' slowness. The desk sergeant was of ; the opinion that some Influential gent was talking and therefore made no contradictory remarks, saying that he would do all in his power to get an officer there at once. Hut the officer had already gone and a few moments later hereturned ac companied by Bergendahl. whom lie had arrested on a charge of disorderly sn'pmer.t or meats and the express conduct. Bergendahl was somewhat companies seem to be carrying the intoxicated and when arraigned in bulk of tlu-se products. The doctor police court this morning was sur- wlshes to make It clear that there is prised to learn that he had lost four considerable distinction between meat coats. As a matter of fact he said he and poultry and that the laws govern- only had one. He was dismissed after Ing the shipping of the former are promising to takehe pledge. amerent irom those of the latter. When the term meat Is used. It refers to the carcass of one of our animals", the cow, sheep, hog or goat, .and all by-products, including lard, sausage, bologna, etc. PROPOSED LINE DISCUSSED HERE Swedish-American Citizens Hold Mass Meeting and Hear Promoter. Moline Swedish-American citizens Interested In the proposed new direct steamship line between Sweden and the United States held a mass meeting in the office of Frank J. La n dee. and were addressed on the subject by Henry Skantze who U in the city this week for the purpose of interesting local citizens in the project. The passenger and freight traffic be tween Sweden and America is greater each year than the combined traffic of Denmark and Norway, although the former country operates a direct steamship line with this country. This line has paid dividends of 12 per cent to its stockholders and the Norwegian line has prospered, therefore, explain ed the speaker, there seems no reason why a Swdish-American line should not prosper to an even greater ex tent. Tho Swedish government . has pledged its support to the proposed line. REALTY PRICES ARE FIRM HERE Real Estate Men Not Experi encing the Depression Re- ported in Business. subjected to a stinging rebuke from Magistrate Frank Gustafson when she said that she had allowed her younger daughter to go out with the older sis ter in the belief that she would be properly protected. The Van FIt woman's husband is In Jail charged with horse stealing. She was fined $10 and costs while Myrtle was dis missed with a warning. Each of the men paid o.80 on charges of disor derly conduct HE DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS MARRIED When Is a man married and when is he not married ? That is a question which Is bother ing Henry Van Ken, who was arrested by a local policeman Friday night for disorderly conduct. This morning he was arraigned in court before Magis trate Gustafson and plied with the usual set of questions. Are you a married man?" asked the magistrate. "No." replied Ver Ken. "Haven't vou arty relatives or friends at all?' was the next query. "Yes, 1 have a wife and a little girl." The magistrate stared. He thought the culprit was trying to kid him. The court room hangers-on laughed. "Vou Just told me you weren't mar ried, didn't you?" bellowed his honor. ' Weil, I aint," came back the an swer. The magistrate acted as though he were about to collapse. He has a wife himself and knows that he is married. In a husky voice he plied the next question: MANY ENTRIES IN FOR JULY FOURTH Plan Big Program of Entertain ment and Athletic Events in City Parks. ' 115 EXPECT TO TAKE PART Committees on Entertainment and Program Are Rapidly Completing Work Races for Girls. . line Factory- Baseball league: Browning field Union Mal'eable vs. Deere & Co. Augustana campus Mutual Wheel vs. Velle company. Riverside park Deere & Mansur vs. Cooper company. Campbell's island John Deere Wag on company vs. Silvia shops. East Moline 'Marseilles vs. Deerrf Harvester. , Redmen park Root & VanDervoort vs. Moline Plow company. One hundred and fifteen entries are in for the 22 athletic events for boys and men that are to be staged July 4 under the auspices of the Moline Fourth of July association. Forty-four entries are for the seven events on the river near Sylvan park, 43 for the water races and 28 for. the track races at Frospect park. The committee on athletics again emphasizes the an nouncement that final limit for entries is 6 d. m. Friday. July 8. Flaces for registering entries are either the Y. M. C. A. or Peterson s boathouse. All the arrangements are complete for the boat races i.T Sylvan park d; clared Emil Peterson, the ri-teree wh is in charge of tU-3 tvents of the f .-re- noon. H5 announces tnat be haj bu one boat left for the half mile free-for- all race, and that when that Is taken the entry list for that event will be closed. List of athletes entered for all the events thus far are as follows: List of Athletes Entered. POBLIG LIBRARY FOR EAST MOLINE Commercial . -Club Discusses Matter at Recent Meeting No Celebration Tii3 Year. Half-mile, doubles Andrew Ceder- 'How under the sun can you have hUnd and A. Nyline, Ben Wood and I . I . V. J .J 't I .... ... . , 1 I -J A1 In 6pite of the general pessimism that exists in financial circles through out the country and the untoward labor conditions in Moline, real es tate men of the city continue to do a brisk business and realty prices are not dropping. This was the statement yesterday of a number of local real estate men. One firm, Horstkamp & Sherman, during the last few weeks. have closed eight sales of some im portance, while other agencies have been doing well. Among transactions closed by Horst kamp & Sherman was the sale of two lots, one purchased by John E. Ander son, local tailor, nnd another by Roy Green, grocert The lots were bought from Robert E. Witter and each brought $2,500 cash. They are adja-t cent, being located on Twelfth avenue near Thirteenth street, and it is likely that the new owners will erect resi dences upon them. Augusta M. Bonggren has purchased the residence on Fifth avenue and Twenty-seventh street, formerly own ed by W. A. Dierolf, decorator, who sometime ago moved to Colorado Springs. John C. Mflbaugh has pur chased a residence at 2523 Twelfth avenue from Fred T. Wigers; Stephen 11. Gar st has purchased a residence at 1705 Twentv-fifth street from Jennie THE BUSINESS DISTRICT Huntington; Rudolph O. Falk has pur chased a residence at b2 I niny-nintn street. Rock Island, from A. A. Ellison a wife and child and not be married?" "Well, they live In the old country. said the prisoner. "I mean I aint married in this country The magistrate assessed Ver Ken $2. SO, but later suspended the fine up on the man's promise to behave. making licorice in the plow city Licorice was manufactured in Mo line for' the first, time this week, at the plant of the National Licorice com pany on Fourth avenue west of Twen ty-third street. Work was started with S3 employes. Only two depart ruents of the plant are being operated and work is largely in the experimental stage. In two weeks, declares Manager O'Brien, it is hoped to have the en tire concern running full blast and the manufacture on in earnest. BRANCH P0ST0FFICE IN Moline bids fair to have a downtown poj tolice a real branch ofTice, located somewhere in the business district. Postmaster A. T. Foster has for some time been working to secure such a or J branch and today he received word from Washington that Inspectors would soon visit the city to investigate the matter and to select suitable quar ters if tbey found conditions as represented. OLICE DISCOVER BOY WHO TURNED IN ALARM - After a search of more than a week l" inrougn the aid of Killed When Ajto Sk'ds. 7 1 . . y- y' P' niatrn. Mason City. Iowa. June 27.-C.eor?-diered today the md-ntlt, of the Rorchurst of Aredale was ins.antly t ,n fa'"" ,arm of klIled hpn hl automobile skidded flrefrom box No.lt June 1. The offen-j and ran off a bridge near Dcurh'rty der proved to be doIph Shieb, aged jyeterday. A Wholesome Habit . . t'fhT aV"ERS" C,J"'" wholesome v LJ. ? ) VD itnt h one " yu t thought. No fee. to J..n nothing pr0nt for you In doing so. The money u deposit U m yours, all tha time. All you fe is pledge youjvif that you will deposit something every week for 62 weekly 8um from ty-flvo cenu upaard-opening the accent with at least a dollar. ' Atxswer tfck; Do you know any bettei way to ac- ' Quire the habit that success is made of than Wing a "WEEKLY SAVER" at the Rock Island Savings Bank 0jn thin evening. 7 to 8. Commercial Savings' and Trust Departments Car. fcth St and 3rd.Av. H. 8. Cable, Pres. M. P. Hull, V.-Prea. P. Creenawalt. V.-P. W. C Johnston, A-Cash. "A. J. Llndttrom, Cash. I. J. Green, ACash. CLASS OF NINE TO BE CONFIRMED SUNDAY A class of nine catechumens, who have betn under the supervision of Rev. S. M. M'ller since lust October, is to be confirmed in the Trinity Eng lish Lutheran church Sunday morn ing, with the following program in connection to begin at 10:20: Song. Hymn 132-r-CongregatIon. Baptismal service. Song, Hymn 221 Congregation. Confirmation address. Will -Ye A'so Go Away? Rev. S. M. Miller. Duet, The Lord is My Shepherd I Mar.owe Lane and lie v. S. M. Mil- I ler. Announcements. Offering. Song. Hymn 221 Congregation. Confirmation service. Song. Hymn 302 Class and congre gation. Those who are to be confirmed j Herbert Haquin Anderson, Hllder Ma- r!e Ed. Henry Edjvard Ernest Her nano, Joyce Marlowe Lane. Willard Adamson Op den. Alice Go:dia Peter son. Lillian Edith Raisch, Esther Char lotte Samuelson, Ernest Lynn Wiede mann. Rev. and Mrs. Miller leave for the east early Monday morning. Profes sor C. J. Sodergren will have charge of the congregation during Mr. Mill ler's absence. There wT.l be no even ing services during the months of July and August. SEEKS A PHYSICIAN; FINDS JAIL INSTEAD William Carroll, a' farmer who re sides in the vicinity of Albany, 111., felt sick yesterday and so came to Mo'.ine to seek the aid of a physician, theic being none of sufficient note in his home town to look after his ilia. And also, Albany is a dry town. When Carroll hit town he reached the decision that a stimulant was nec essary to keep him in first class con dii if. and therefore took one in a nearty saloon. It worked so well that lis t ie!; several others and as a result be rpent the night in the city jail charged with intoxication. He was released this morning on his promise t beat it for home and not enter a local srloon en route. ARRESTED WHILE DRINKING MCtrate Severely Rebukes Mother of Two Girls. -Mrs. ,.tud an Pelt, aged 28, and her siter. Miss Myrtle Dunbar, aged 15, were arreted Thursday by the local police Jn company with two men. when they were fonnd in an alley be tween Third and Fourth avenues west of Seventeenth street, drinking In toxicating liquor. The two riTen were Eugene Starks and Frank Phares. Jr. In police court yesterday Mrs. Van Pelt, mother of the women., was "ASK US ABOUT MOLINE" IS THE LATEST SLOGAN "Ask Vs About Moline!" The above legend, which is printed in bcld letters across the bottom of a new set of envelopes by the Greater Moline committee, may solve the prob lem of a slogan for the city, as It ap pears to be one to win instant popu larity and become the official slogan cf the Plow city. The committee has absolutely refused to endorse a slogan submitted in the recent contest. For this reason tho committee endeavored to proiTuce a slogan of its own making which would till the bill and the mem bers seem agreed on the above. The new letterheads bear a com plete summary of facts about Moline, calculated to arouse the interest of the man on the outside. The legend on the outside of the envelope is meant to bring questions so 'that Sec retary O. F. Hlldebrandt of the 'com mittee and his official staff may prove of service in spreading the city's fame. Roy Whittaker. Paul Cederlund and Al Engwers, "Tad" Peterson and frank Peterson. 200-yard, doubles, boys 13 to IS E Kirkhove and Herbert Person, Riley Morgan and Mencer Celander, Clar ence Frost and Frank Welch. 220-yard, doubles, boys 12 to 15 Harold Wood and Ralph Maxson, Walter Pierson and Clovis Delene, Robert McClellan and Arthur Bivans. 220-vard. singles, boys 15 to 18 Frank Welch, Clarence Frost. 200-vard. singles, boys 12 to 15 Har old Wood, Walter Pierson, Clovis re lene. Robert McClellan, Arthur Biv ans, Lyle Burton. 200-yard, canoe race, doubles Liv ingston and Seids, Gullberg and Carl son, Hoglund and Martin, Welch and Frost. (This event is free to all en trants bringing their own canoes.) Tilting contest, boys 12 to 15 Wes ley Lyons, Harold Wood, Robert Mc Clellan. Frank Welch, Clarence Frost, 50-yard swim, boys under 15 Arthur Bivans, Robert McClellan. Francis Coyle, Clifford Cressy, Kenneth Cor nell. Carl Seids. I 50-yard swim, boys over 15 'Riley 'Morgan, Roy Neuhaus, I toward Coop-; er, Frank Welch, Clarence Frawt, L"d win 3lalmquist, Mence: Celamler.' j 100-yard swim, openRobert Mc-1 Clellan, Frank Welch, Clarence Frost, Edwin Malmquist, Francis Coyle. I.len cer Celander, Clifford C.-essy, Kenneth Cornell, Arthur Bivans, Roy- Xealiaus. Fancy diving, open- Uiley Morgan, Robert McClellan, Fraui Welch, Clar ence Frost, Howard Cooper, Kenneth Cornell, Arthur Bivans. Harry First Hurry scurry race, boys 12 to 15 Mencer Celander, Robert McClellan, Francis Coyle, Clifford Cressy, ' Ken neth Cornell, Arthur Bivans. Tub race, boys 12 to 15 Robert Coon, 'Francis Coyle, Robert McClel lan. Mencer Celander, Kenneth Cor nell, Arthur Bivans: 50-yard dash, two races, boys 12 to 13 and boys under 12 Willie Mehuys, Members of hie East Moline Com mercial club say that there is a strong possibility of that city securing a free public library in the near future. The matter was taken up at the last regu lar meeting of the club and Rev. M. F. Miller, G. L. Rowe and W. B. Rose were appointed as a committee to In vestigate the advantages offered by the free circulating library of Illinois and if the investigation proves satisfactory a place will be rented in the city and a library established. At this meeting considerable dis cussion prevailed regarding a Fourth of July celebration, but as there Is not sufficient time to prepare the matter was dismissed for this year. E. W. Bichler, a prominent member of the club, who will leave In the near future for Chicago, was presented with a beautiful chocolate set by the club as a token of esteem for his work j In East Moline since he has been aj resident there. ARE PLAYGROUNDS PAYING VENTURE? Supervisor Oppenheimer'g Ee port Shows 616 Visitors in Single Week. RIVERSIDE POPULAR PLACE In Spite of Rain One Day Attendance la Remarkable Orchestra Gives Concert at Park. MOLINE BOY INJURED IN AUTO COLLISION Percy Paden, 1215 Third street, who is employed In the printing depart ment of the .Moline Plow company, was slightly injured last night in a collision with an automobile driven by John Sundine, at the corner of Six teenth street and Eighth avenue. Pad en was riding a bicycle oo Sixteenth street, and the car was. approaching from the opposite direction. In mak ing an effort to avoid running- down a pedestrian Paden fell from his cycle and beneath the wheels of the Sun dine car. He managed to quickly roll out of the way, however, and escaped with minor bruises about the face and body. SUNDAY SERVICES ARE , POSTPONED AT BAPTIST D. H. Duncan, superintendent of the First Baptist Sunday school, said to day that there would be no Sunday school services next Sunday, as was announced last week, because work men are still busy in the church and ! the floors are being varnished this week. There will be no preaching services Sunday. Prospect park will be the scene Wednesday, July 8, of the annual Sun day school picnic. DEFACING OF TREES IN SCHOOL YARD MUST STOP The aid of the East Moline police has been sought by the board of edu cation of that city in an effort to dis cover and punish those who have been cutting the trees on the township high The question which has been asked in Moline numerous times this sum mer, do public playgrounds for the children pay, was satisfactorily an tered today by Supervisor Adolph Oppenhelmer when he made his first official weekly report of attendance at Riverside park. During the week. In spite of rain on Monday, a total of 616 children ranging in ages from the infant In its mother's arms to the young men and women of 18 years, visited the park taking advantage of its many facilities for play and amuse ment The figures for the week are based on five days,. It having rained one day, with the banner attendance Friday when 191 children were at the prk. The records for the week reported by Mr. Oppenhelmer are as follows: Saturday 51. Monday Rain. Tuesday 142. Wednesday 127. Thursday 105. Friday 191. Children Are Counted. No official register of the number In the- park Is kept as they enter but at some time during, the afternoon when It is known that the greatest number are there the children are congregated and counted by the watchman In charge, and it is these figures which are given. Therefore it is probable that the total attendance of children within the park during the day is much higher than this. For the first time Friday afternoon the playgrounds orchestra, under the' efficient leadership of Miss Garriga, ' gave a concert. It is the Intention In future to have the orchestra render a musical program one afternoon and evening of each week at Riverside throughout the summer months. So definite day for these concerts, how ever, has been decided upon as yet. Arrange Special Classes. As soon as possible regular classes for apparatus and hand work will be organized by the supervisor and his assistants, these classes to meet at regularly scheduled intervals through the week. At nresent the baseball diamond, tennis courts, sand piles and wading pools form the center of at traction for the children. The super visor is assisted in his work at River side by the Misses Roderig and Mel vin and Edward Kiel, the latter having charge of the baseball play. school grounds. Four or five good Charles McClellan. Edwin Malmquist! res nave alreaJy been " despoiled. Richard Payton, Arthur Bivans, Fran- AUTOMOBILE COLLIDES WITH DELIVERY WAGON A delivery wagon belonging to the Cowley meut market was struck y an automobile driven by R. C. Wood ward of Rock Island at the corner of Fourth avenue and Thirty-eighth street Friday afternoon at about 4 o'clock, adding another accident to the lung list which have occurred in this vicinity. No one was injured, but a wheel was torn off the wagon. George Ewlng, driver for the meat coneern, and Albln Anderson were In the wagon at the time of the collision and both were badly shaken. Wood ward was traveling at a rate of IS miles per hour, and when arrested by a local motorcyclw cop, agreed to pay for the damage done. : cis Coyle, Mencer Celander, Robert McClellan, Paul Martin. Three-legged race, boys unde 15 Richard Payton, Charles McClellan, Willie Mehuys, Arthur Bivans, Robert McClellan, Taul Martin Sack race, boys 12 to 15 Willie Me huys. Charles McClellan, Edwin Malm quist, Richard Payton, Paul Matrin. Arthur Bivans, Robert McClellan. 75-yard, race, open Frank Welch, Clarence Frost, Edwin Malmquist, Richard Payton. R. Thomson, Paul Martin. Events or Girls. Entries In the four races arranged for the girls and in the playground con tests will be received on the grounds at Prospect park at the time the races are to be run off. For the four girls' races gold and silver medals, similar to those for the boys, have been pro vided a feature that is something new in events of this kind. These events are: EO-yard dash for girU under 12. 50-yard dash for girls 12 to 15. Potato race for girls under 12. Potato race for girls 12 to 15. Winners in the playground contests will be awarded merchandise prizes somewhat similar to the plan carried out last year. These events, which will ba for the smaller children, are as follows: Tole climbing', boys 8 to 10. Pole climbing, boys 10 to 13. Pole climbing, girls under 8. Pole climbing, girls 8 to 10. Shoe and stocking race, bovs 10 to 12. Shoe and der 10. Shoe and der 10. Shoe and to 12. Egg and spoon race, boys under 12. Egg and spoon race, girls under ! 2. Games In Factory League. The following contest, are sched uled for this afternoon in tha Whether or not this is the work of careless children or the outcome of malice is not known. MOLINE NAVAL RESERVES TO LEAVE ON LONG TRIP, Fifty members of the Moline divi sion of the United States naval re serves will leave here tonight In s special car over the Rock Island lines for Chicago. From that city they will sail on the steamer Dubuque for their annual trip on Lake Michigan. The tars will go to Buffalo, stopping enroute for a visit to Niagara Falls, and it is possible that the trip will be continued as far as Hampton Roads. Target practice and shooting will be a dally feature during the trip. For Steady Com panyyou can't beat the hand-made OwL Steady in the way it draws because it. is hand-vade. Steady in flavor be cause the filler is care fully selected long leaf XjLT i f Y S Q (. wrapper-carefully 0(SK 15 fashioned by hand. Steady in price be cause, though it costs more to make the hand-made OwL the same little nickel will always buy it. stocking race, boys nn stocklng race, girls un stocking race, girls 10 III BEST & RUSSELL CO., CHICAGO, ILL.