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WEDNESDAY- THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS MARCH 17, 1920.
3 Jwmmi! sf If EE ?jym "RED" rn fact at EUw Udgt 4 Cclekratfoa May 1. ..' f4"'"' "nt were only a tew ot the "igMt" 127 Bembera on ar JS5wnU for "America day," Tl who were not present at the 22 bmUdr. of the committee. Sck u held last night at the nf WORK rtwiun. (itiMlwi ran high and the M ud vim evidenced augura JJiU (or success of the celebration aw if planned. j(yor Harry M. Schriver pre jdtt at the meeting and talked on tkt MTpoeee of the celebration. He aalained ' that like celebrations Ifiito be held in every city of the raited States of over 5,00 popu- Igtloa under the auspices of the jjatrytai secuniy loaguc Tha mayor pointed oat the need ( the rejuvenation of the spirit of ABtricsnlsm among the American tare at well as foreigners in order aarehism. He told of an instance where a goaf man from a small Tillage Mar Rock Island came into the cttr ud worked for six weeks and ties went back to his home talking toUhevtsm and making threats. Ito mayor said that those who are paring on such education as that ut be brought to a stop. He ' strewed the point that a strong tffort must be made to educate and assimilate the alien who comes to life In the United States. The oajror Informed the members of the committee that each had been diosen as a representative of some organization and that each was ex pected to take the message of the emnmittee before their organiz&- tioea and find out what their or gultatlons will do toward making : tk celebration a success. He an nounced that the Elks lodge had already pledged to furnish a band aad that the Amoo grotto would alio furnish a band. He asked that all pastors explain the purpose of the celebration from their pulpits, and urged that the members of all organizations find foreign born citizens to march with them in the big parade that is to be held. - R. 8. Randali Specks. Mayor Schriver then introduced K. S. Randall, organizer for the Oewiunity Sen-lee. lammtil a aatlonai organisation, who made a stirring address. Mr. Randall kas had 17 yean' aarrtee In com aaaaitr serrics work and has been m Mouse for the last month or falling a branch of the service In that clotty. - "I 4m heartily m favor of the 'America day.' celebration Idea,' Mr. Randall aald. "In tha 17 years that I nave pent in community service work it has been Impressed upon me that then la a big work to be un dertaken in educating and assim ilating the foreigner who comes to our shores. I have met with for- eianera in srrerv atal n tha union and a ftMt w f Kanf nnXw. 1 stand them. A visitor in their midst will invariably find them in some celebration of a custom that they brought with them from the old countries. However, after yon come to understand them and to understand why they came to the United States a desire is horn to aid them to become good citizens so that they might better under stand our ways, customs and laws. You want to help them succeed here by instilling in them an un derstanding of American institu tions. However, in this work of education, there ie a certain irony. It has been my experience that sll literature that is tendered to the foreign born in an effort to educate them is couched in language that only a high school graduate can understand. It is impossible to aid these people in such a way. It is likewise impossible to simply tell them to become good citizens. This is as impossible as to tell a 10-year-old boy to immediately be come a full grown educated man. j "However, it is not only the for eign born who are in need of edu cation of Americanism. We have numbers of citizens, among whom are many of American birth, who need to be stirred up. "There are numbers of citizens who rant at everything. They rant over politics and over their employ ers. However, these ranters, who always rant at .'the politician' are always the ones who do not vote, and the ones who rant at the em ployer are in almost every instance the ones who do not work." Mr. Randall gave other and num erous illustrations of the need to stir up the spirit of Americanism among all citizens, and his re marks were punctuated with ap plause. ; Mayor Skinner Speaks. Mayor Schriver then called upon Mayor C. P. Skinner of Moline. Mayor Skinner congratulated the committee on its enthusiasm and the strong attendance at the meet ing. He said that Mr. Randall and ha tdajia arnin tr tsi oftanwwl a liVsn mnot. lng.in Molina. He explained that a branch of the commuity service work was being organised la Mo lina and aald that be hoped the work would be spread throughout the country, and would prove a big benett to the entire community. Sab-CeniaUttee Appelated. Mayor Schriver said that he had given considerable . thought on ways of making the celebration a success and that he had decided that sub-committees should be ap pointed to take charge of detail work. On the mayor's call for what .action the committee might care to take in this mater a motion was made by Joseph E. Prender- gast that a committee of three be named to appoint the committees. The motion carried and the mayor appointed Mr. Prendergast, .Sam Ryerson and Rev. C. P. O'Neill. The committee retired from the room and in a half hour returned with the following report on com mittees which was adopted. Finance Committee. Walter A. Rosenfleld, John W. Pot ter, Joseph Prendergast, Ben Jacob son, J. h. Vernon, W. G. Johnston. C. A. Beers, Phil Mitchell and A. N. Bort. Decorating Committee. Joe TucUs, Otto Priester - and William H. Leithner. Arrangements Committee, Sam Ryerson, Paul R. Preston, Otto F. Hildebrandt, Walter Griffin, E. C. Fisher, Dave Brady, George R. Stephenson, J. B. Reidy and Emil Cabooter. Music and Program Committee. John H." Hauberg, Mrs. Joe Tuckis and Miss Katherine Gest. Publicity Committee. H. P. Simpson, B. O. Utecht, J. J. Quinn and Charles Reagan. Arsenal Federation Committee. C. A. Williams, William T. Dunn and A. Parks. Tri-City Federation Committee. Ben Jacobson, J. C. Kinsley and P. J. Carlson. - After the committee report had been adopted Mayor .Schriver call ed upon several persons to make known their opinions on the pro posed celebration. Dr. Gustav A. Andreen, president of Augustana college, announced that he was highly pleased with the Doctors Stand Amazed at Power of Bon-Opto to Make Weak Eyes Strong According to Dr. Lewis Guarantee to Strengthen Eyesight 50 In One Week' Time in Many Instances Iraa FmcrlptioB Too Cma Han Fined ana Use at Boom. Philadelphia. Pa. Victims of eye strain has other eye weaknesses, awl those who ear rlasane. will be glad to know thai aoxrdinf to Dr. Lewis there is real hope and help tor them. Many whose eyes em failing say they have had their eyes Miored by this remarkable prescription and many who once wore classes say ibfy have thrown them away. One man m. alter using it: "I was almost blind. ConM not see to read at all. Now I can nad everthine- without my tisanes and a eyes do not hurt any more. At night tat? would pain dreadfully. Now they Iel fine all the time. It waa like a Binds to me." A lady who used it says: "tot atmosphere seemed haay with or vithent classes, bnt alter umne tbia pre vrlBUon lor 15 days everylhina; w"1 riesr. I can read even fine print with J flawes. ' Another who used it says: aa bothered with eye strain caused r overworked, tired eyes which induced fo headaches. I have worn glasses lor feral years both for distance and work, ad without them I could not read my W name on an envelope or the type. ntlnr on the machine before me. J can both now and have discarded my Ions' eano (lasses altogether. I can count M Sintering leaves on the trees across Jat street now. which for several years Jars looked like a dim green blur to me. 1 cannot express my Joy at what It has ' x lor me." ft I believed that thousands who wear iS can nnw toward them in a reason Jaw time and multitudes more will be law to strengthen their eyes so as to be sMrei the trouble and expense of ever retting glasses. Eye troubles of many descriptions may be wonderfully benefited by the use of this prescription. Go to any active drug store and get a bottle of Bon Opto tablets. Drop one Bon-Opto tablet in a fourth of a rlasa of water and let it dissolve. With this liquid bathe the eyes two or four times daily. You should notice your eyes clear up perceptibly right from the start and inflammation and red ness will Quickly disappear. If your eyes bother yon even a In lie it is your duty to take steps to save tnem now before it is too late. Many hopelessly blind might have saved their sight if they had cared lor their eyes In tune. NOTE: Another prominent Fhrsidan to whom the above article was submitted, said: "Yea. the Bon-Opto prescription ts truly a wonderful eye remedy, its con stituent ingredients are well known to eminent eye specialists and widely pre scribed by them. I have used rt 'very successfully in my own practice on patients whose eyes were strained through overwork or misfit glasses. I can highly recommend it In case of weak, wattery, aching, smart ing. Itching, burning eyes, red lids, blurred vision or tor eyes inflamed from exposure to smoke, sun, dust ,or wind. It is one ot the very tew preparations I feel should be kept on hand tor regular use in almost every family." Bon-Opto. referred to above, is not a patent medictne of a se cret remedy. It is an .ethical preparation, the. formula being printed on the package. The manufacturers guarantee it to strengthen eyesight 60 per cent in one week's time in-many instances or refund the money. It can be obtained from any good druggist and is sold in this city by the leading druggists, including John Beng al., tt. mm m fia deemed ft on of the biggest things that could be attempted and said that Augus tana would ask tor a targe reset-ra tion in the paante. Rev. Samuel Van Pelt, pastor of the First Methodist church, when called upon stated that the plan entirely met with his opinions of creatine a stronger spirit of Amer icanism, and said that he would giwe his fullest support to the move. i . Dean P. H. Durkin, pastor of St Joseph's Catholic church, announc ed his approval of the plan in ev ery respect He said that he be lieved that members of the com mittee representing racial groups should be asked to serve on the various arrangement committees in order to show them that they really are taken into account in the formation of American institu tions and ways. His statement called forth the approval of Mayor Schriver. Attorney Harry M. McCaskrin, representing the legal fraternity. stated that the plan was the best that he had ever heard of. He said that such a move was imperative to bring out the' fullest demonstra tion of Americanism. Mr. McCask rin asserted that the law is a cold matter to the foreigner who does hot understand, and that they all should be brought to know that by the ballot they form the law and not the judges, attorneys and juries who are the instruments of the law. Mrs. William J. Sweeney, repre senting the Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution, announced that this organization had for a long time been working for the Ameri canization of the foreign born, and that she could offer the heartiest support of the organization in the present move. -Rev. C. P. O'Neill, pastor ot the Sacred Heart Catholic church, stat ed that he thought a number of Americans were as much in need of Americanization as some of the foreign born. He declared that it was bis opinion that more harm is done by Americans in fostering bol shevism and anarchism than is done by foreigner!. He said thel reai leaders are not foreigners, but American born riftuna u that every move be made to over come me action of those radicals and offered his entire support JMobson. president of the Trt-City Federation of Labor, said that labor hul aiw. wjo wviavu r the Americanixatkm of the f oreign- ae saia uat labor nad al ways Worked tn - signers to the labor way of think ing, oi course, but said that the manner of education was only a difference of opinion, and that ev ery man who works is more than glad to enter into a plan for Amer icanising the foreign-born. He of fered the support of the federation in the move. George R. Stephenson, manager of the Watch Tower, told ot how as a boy in New York city he had played with foreign-born children and had come to know their ways. He told of the vast need for educat ing these people, and as an illus tration of how advantage can be taken of the foreign-born he told a humorous instance of how boys would steal fruit from venders on certain days that, as a result of some custom, the vender would not make any complaint when made the victim of a theft on that day. He asserted that when a person comes to thoroughly understand the spirit of Americanization 'I" are glad to be alive and brtf, the air of freedom. " ' After the meeting adjourned tha various committees got together to launch their preliminary work; II ii "TIRE SERVICE THAT SATISFIES" We have a full stock of UNITED STATES IHOTEAR GOODRICH TIRES They are standard tires with a standard price. They will give more miles per dol lar than all others. They have gained a world wide reputation by satisfying millions of users. We do not cut the price but we do give tire service which will more than make up the difference. Let us put on that next tire. Rock Island Rubber Co. A. G. NEGRO, Mgr. 1609 Third Ave. Phone R. I. 806 Our vulcanizing department is waiting blown-out tires or tubes. for your 100 Pairs Blue Serge At a very I Special ; Price ! WE YE just re ceived a very special lot of blue serge trousers pur chased at a very spe cial price and priced to you as a very spe cial value. Pure; worsted, fast color blue serge trousers Worth fully S8.50 to-" da v while CA they last at ROCK ISLAND Hurrah for Hot Gross Buns Hot Cross Buns make a special feast, any time you serve them. To make sure of getting yours better place your order early. 25 cents per cluster KORN Baking Co. Is That Old Decrepit Sewing Machine of Yours Worth $12? You may not think so but we will allow you that on a new "Free 9 9 sewing machine, during this two.-day sale Thursday and Friday, March 18th and 19th "FREE" Sewing Machines WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC & TREADLE MODELS Are everywhere acknowledged to be the best and most wonderful sewing machines in the world. We want you to know them TW0-DAY INTRODUCTORY OFFER! j By entering, your request Thursday or Friday, we will deliver to your home, any one of these brand new "Free" Sewing Machines, the most advance model, the newest . design, the best equipped Sewing Machine in the world .... FOR TEN DAYS FREE TRIAL AND USE IN YOUR HOME! You will not be bothered by agents. We will let the Free sell itself. If you decide it is a good investment, after ten days' free trial, you can pay for it on easy monthly payments. Small payments every thirty days, to suit your convenience. REMEMBER--1 1 2 ALLOWED On your old machine, regardless of make, age, or condition, to apply as part payment on the new Free. (This does not apply to Free-Westinghouse models) FREE DEMONSTRATION By MR. B. R. SACKETT From the FREE SEWING MACHINE FACTORY During this two day sale, Mr. B. R. Sackett, direct from the Free Sewing Machine Factory, will demonstrate the uses to which the Free sew ing machine is applicable. Mr. Sackett is an acknowledged authority on sewing machines, and thoroughly competent to put a sewing machine "through its paces." He will show you how to make a buttonhole in one minute, and other sensational sewing machine possibil ities, without any special attachments to the Free machine. He will bring with him a limited number- of copies of "Draped Garments." They are free, be sure to ask him for one. PLEASE COME IN THE MORNING TO AVOID THE RUSH DRAPED GARMENTS A wonderful book on dressmaking-, telling you how to cat clothe without pattern by a new system. Free as Ions- s they last Ask Mr. Sackett for a copy. COUPON Young McCombs, Rock Island, 111. Gentlemen: I am unable to be present but interested in your special offer, please sencl me fail particulars. ' Name . Address 1 :-: