1924 June 21

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1924 June 21 - Play SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 2 1, 1924 LIFT...
Play SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 2 1, 1924 LIFT ISSUES ORDE of Parks Wants to "Enjoy, But Not Destroy" yes, and grownups, now play on the grass Fred - G. Hodges, superintendent of parks and public announced yesterday Orders have been issued, permit children to frolic provided they do not lawns, flowers or shrubs told Engineer Hoch," he afternoon, "that he park police to show rea while making their park. The officers are make people walk the narrow paths, I told should see that visitors while in the park are there to see that destroy, but enjoy." He it was his belief that never chased from the they became unruly. as there is no vandalism the officers henceforth by reason," he as bars had to be let up can enjoy themselves. Is Here, Left to About are the folks who complained of the slightly frigid a few weeks past and the reg'lar rare days of if they were the ones three - collars, filled thf cash drawer ana com wlfey hadn't the regulation in the Palm Beach? mode. Iced tea. The man orders his lunch. SOUP, thank you. The avenues are sticky, especially a copious layer of fresh wrath of the housewife the city falters, becoming even weary. Ice drip. Collars wilt. For IS HERE. 21, Is officially the of summer and the In the year. metal liquid at ordinary (!) climbed to the in its confining tubes bet that In the vicin and concrete it staged beyond that point. weather bureau called that last year it really temperature, 101 degrees. war in 1914 the mer the yowest on record, Relief from the mucky the day arrived in the thunderstorm about 6 p. m. fell to 70 at 8 p. m. signs of going lower as progressed. Citizens again and the parks streets became the thousands. there was a real heat many prostrations. out of session reported the hottest June 35 years with the thermometer about the 100 degree Allentown was more fortunate temperatures approach - but one heat prostration the city during the day. toward evening and made existence however, IS HERE. No FRACTURED IN FALL was noted yesterday in of Anthony Vardyan, tot, residing at 33 W. fell nnd seriously injured while at play Thursday his home. At the where the boy Is believed that he suffered fracture of the skull. when admitted, regained consciousness. NAMED SPECIALIST programs for picnics, Strohecker, Jr., has been specialist by the local recreation, it was announced Material for ball races, quoiting tournaments, contests, etc., will be the board to any group specialist services, it In Park! On Grass, Says Fire Traps Must Go Chief Niethammer of the Reading Fire Department', who has asked state authorities to enforce the law against permitting stage per formances in places having no adequate asbestos curtains and other fire protection provisions. He declares he himself has no authority to close up these places at present, but that state officials officials have and sometimes don't.. He wants City Council to pass the ordinance recently recommended by the Firemen's Union as added protection to the public. Chief Niethammer Again Urges New Fire Measure Wants Power to Enforce Asbestos Curtain Protection For Public When Theatrical Acts Are Presented at Winter Palace and Other Public Places Declaring that state officials failed, over his protest, to enforce the "fire and panic" law against the presentation presentation of a theatrical performance at the Winter Palace recently, Fire Chief Niethammer, In a statement last night, reiterated the unanimous demand made by the Firemen's Union for an ordinance which would give city officials equal power with the state in such cases. Niethammer la scheduled to confer today with F. E. Fianke, state factory factory inspector for this district. They will discuss the week's Chautauqua program to be given at the Winter Palace beginning tonight. A number of "acts" are to be presented at the Chautauqua. These, however, are not regarded by department officials at Hariisburg as coming within the 'theatrical acts'' with scenery which, under the law, require an asbestos or steel curtain for the protection of the public. Special Permit Uiven However, under the ordinance pro posed by Chief Niethammer and the Firemen's Union, such a curtain would be required in this and similar performances. Without referring to the' Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Chief Niethammer, nevertheless, minced no words In condemning theatrical performances at the Winter Winter Palace end similar public, halls where no asbestos or steel curtains have been prodded. Another provision provision stressed in behalf of adequate safety is the nailing down of chairs during such productions to minimi::" panic danger. This also is required at present under the state law. The case specifically complained of by the chief was a theatrical production production under the auspices of the Mlgdal Club recently at the Winter Palace. When protest was lodged agulnst this production because of the absence of an asbestos curtain, a special dispensation was granted by officials at Harrishurg. Want No Conflict Later Henry (J. Hodjjos, a lessee of the Winter Palace, went to Harris - burg and was granted permission tc hold the Chautauqua at his place on condition that there must be no conflict conflict with any city ordinance, nivl this is why Chief Nlethanimei stresses the need of a new city law. f f FIRE CHIEF'S STAND "I do not wish to he arbitrary, but I want to be on record in case of accident. In every theatre panic it has always been brought out that someone failed beforehand In proper inspection and reporting of same. "My duty is always to consider that danger of a panic, exists where the rules are not followed. For that reason I am calling attention attention now to the Winter Palace. I don't want state officials to .say they have not been informed, if any trouble occurs. I want it to be understood beforehand that the blame cannot be shifted to my shoulders. "But what is more to the point, it Is time that the recommendation recommendation of the Firemen's Union be followed and a proper fire law be enacted. Then these problems can be handled here at home and the delay of state officials can be overcome - ." Hodges is a son of Councilman Fred O. Hodges. While it has been eome weeks since the Firemen's Union voted for a n ?w fire protection measure, it has not yet been introduced In city county. When Saxophonists It's A Devil Saxophonists should make - notes, musical or promissory, and not checks, about which they know little or nothing. So held Attorney David Sharman, Jr., defending Truman F. Schlies - mann, saxophonist de luxe and former former manager of the Auditorium, this Mty, but for the past two months potential leader of the Berks county jail symphony orchestra, In the riminal prosecution ' brought, by Steve Yadinak. another saxophonist, vho charged that Schliesmann gave aim a check which was worthless. Schliesmann will hear his fate this mqrning, and thereby bangs a tale. West P. 0. . emanating M. 146 last the exit exciting and ending in the P. Fifth 24, a Virginia tacking assault winter as the New J. A. was address, the rear Keller, screams A moment dressed dark derby hat fashion, underground Darrow could on Sixth around store, the on the Darrow to the upon other man," As the grew, and the P. O. reached, ing a hue halt. In pursuers, over the the lodge Darrow throwing hitm on him to surrender, and blows the while every Morris ceeded in arrivals. BY Heim Leaving Berks sentenced to bezzled concern for Louis J. yesterday Sheriff sued by committed disposition of his Heim embezzlement term of sentence promise to and make Soime was only Sheriff candy firm committed yesterday FARMER ST. Howat, chairman the new from this made in of the body, and from the convention, McDonald, new party, would date on Illinois. If acquitted of a similar two weeks, If he loses otherwise. returned a was Schliesmann in one point cynosure of all lawyers, the bar. the most ever appear Possessed and provided

Clipped from Reading Times21 Jun 1924, SatPage 1

Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania)21 Jun 1924, SatPage 1
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