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Sunday, May 6, 1923
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PROTESTANT GAIN OF 13,614 IN YEAR SHOWN BY REPORT St. Louis MembershiD Increase Credited Party to Reaction Following War. ' Increased membership in the , , Protestant churches of St. Louis i partly jUe to a reaction following! the war, according to T)r, Arthur Tl. I Armstrong-. executive secretary of i the Church Federation of St. Louis. Figures announced yesterday by the fed'-ratlon give the total mem-' bership of such churches in Kt. Ioui as 150.283. an increase of 13.614'' between April 16, 1922, and Kaster ' 1933. ,., "No Particular elans or is re- ; sponsible for the increase," Dr. Armstrong na.ld. "It is general among t ..young and old. poor and rich. There '. are three ways to account for it. j "During the war the churches worked with the army,, the minis- J ter preaching iri the camps and! 'church women helping genera !ly . with the wounded. The church nnt- I fered most during that period. Then 'tame the, intoxication of prosperity ' Immediately following the victory there was. little time then for the church. People turn to the church in time of ntrenn or trouble, and that in what has happened today. Hu- "manity nil over the world is return- , ing to the level rf pre-war days. Pastor Worked Hani. "Another reason for he increase ia the strong executive leadership in all denomination!". This is especiat- . !' applicable to St. Louis, whose increase in greater than that of other cities. The putors of Kt. Louis . worked harder last year than ever before. I do not believe the I.enten hen on was ever given a more enthusiastic welcome than was accorded it thin year. "The pastors of all denomination!" have co-operated with the Church f lr,n in wax' Thov T . .. n attended our downtown meetings and inspirational meeting.--) with interest, and I believe the Church Federation was one of the means that made pos- j Ible the Increased church member- ! ship." - The total membership f.f 150,283 here Includes both white and negro churches, the former having 117,990 and the latter 32,293. The increase t oil white Protestant denominations of city and county totaled 13,614. which included 7,640 received on confession and 6,94 by letters. The Methodist Kpiwcopul Church, South, led the denominations in the number of new members received, 2,379. The Presbyterian, U. 'H. A., followed with 2,046; the Kvangelical Lutheran Synod of .Missouri, third, with 2.024; the, Kvangelical Synod of North America, fourth, with 1,836, and the Baptist, fifth, with 1,737. Tnhli! Showing Increase. The increase by denominations and total memberships is as follows: Y er- I"nomlniilm. ini-rvnn l'-npll.t 1,737 baptist !iidrprNd'M 'I Vinplf t'huri'b .... 7'i 1'onErrgaUounl , 447 UlMJ " J.YatKrfl') tjiitheran .nt.l .if Mi-.i:ri. 3.0':4 Total membership. 137 j.fJOO 2 OS TJUO G04 "Zoo 4;io 150 JjvuhE1 Hi nl Luthrran. ls ul ;f N . A. . . H8 f.'U AtigiiKtaiiA tjithrran . tiiiird i.uihcran In f;vin(plil srno'J In North Amrrtia ... Jmli jifTiili-nt Kvanc. .. iitil---Hrtent Krangrlk.- al 1'rotpxtant liitfi iipniU'iit - CVntral 'hur-h Itt,ndit oimi, ln lulling (icruiun M. T, m Methodic !othottit Epltl'al Smith irp-hv trrian, S. (SoHStd'rn) ....... l.Sot", 40 10 8S." i:j J.rt" i 101 7.1C3 49 13.491 1.9T5 ' It. Ml 3 140 1 .0.'tf 11.237 , 200 10O 117,090 IVt.lijtTlti. V. . A- 2.04H Ormaii I'rmby torlan . 'M trilled l'rf.bvtcrlan . . A I ITntmtant i:pl(MTpal . . tint Ki-forniPd CO Jennipffs Vnltn t'burc-li 4 Total 13.614 BANDIT SUIN, ONE CAUGHT, THIRD FLEES WITH $3,300 NEW YORK. May 5. (By V. P.) A bandit was killed in a revolver battle with the police on a rtreet in "the factory district here today. An- -other captured, but the third wwoaped. The trio caught two em- piw)" "I v.v...l...Jj. .newsdealers, as they were about to -ntc'r a subway station and took -?oo. The bandit -who had the money succeeded in getting away. A trai- fic policeman stationed on the busy corner fired at the fleeing men and hundreds of pedestrians joined In the spectacular chase. Another police- man hearing the shots ran into the path of the men and killed one ot -them. Highwayman Killed in Holdup. KINGFISHER. OKLA.. May 5. ., o .i.i.,.dfi..i n,t, y J3V X . . . o. I . II uuiui.iivij.i(.u k'liiuii was shot and killed by T. D. Strad- iey, night oscnt for the Kock Islaiid railroad, early today when the ban-dit attempted to hold 'up the ticket office here. : CHICAGO, May 5 -(By I. X. S . Three bandits seised a money bag containing a $3,000 payroll today from an employe of Gleich Decora- tors Company when he returned from a v.-i. Thev evanrd ILLINOIS BANK RESOURCES iirr r icrr rv tf lriLJlivwEJj Di JltttJ jColtman, an American merchant. SPRINGFIELD, ILL.. May 5. This Is the first step that China By U. P.) A statement ot the con- has taken to meet the American de-ditlon of the state banks of Illinois Imand for settlement ot the case. The outside Chicago on April 3, 1923. as (department emphasired today that compared with December 29. 1922, jthe matter was not yet settled, and the date of the last statement wasj that China must still disoipUne the issued todav by auditor of public ae- soi iiers who shot Coltman and pay counts Andrew Russel. There was jan indemnity to his family. 1249 banks In the f,t?t. outside of Chicago n April . a decrease of j three from December 2 9. j The total resources on April 3 j were $6S4.171.97S. an Increase of ; $31,922,243 from December 29. The j tntil ilinnclti wor 1A914 112- an ; Increase of $35,039,389. The totllon-th vnin of May "3 at Hotf! capital surplus less divided profits nd reserve was $103,425,594. d. crease of $1. CI 9.350. The total due from banks, cash and other cash re- sources was $109,777,531. an Increase w me ,e-i vi The per cent of avail- i as 19.33 against 19.19; able reserve wa on December 29 THE ST. LOUIS STAR Tilt of Their Bow Ties Twins' Only Difference jKiH Hi'" iwvmJ ''. ''' f.'f f I ft. x I ; . iA f It is not ait.-getlier unreasonable to suppose uat even me urs. . and W. H. Tuckerman, twins of Cleveland, are sometimes troubled to tell who is who, and certainly their friends cannot tell them apart. Tlielr like appearance, manner and dress no confused tltelr c-olleajjues at the recent -rnention of the Ohio State Medical Association that finally Dr. V. V. (lert) agreed to tut jiis tie tilt 111 to the right- Here tley are. he remembered which of the twins to the left. Ffrst Skyscraper Here Stood on New Federal Reserve Site Singer Building, Constructed in 1872, Was Pride of Broadway, Says Webster Groves Man Who Helped Build It. ' At the northeast corner of Broadway and Locust street, where preliminary work on the foundation of the new $2,500,000 Federal Reserve Bank Building is being started, once stood the old -Singer Building, the first "skyscraper" in St. Louis, built in 1872, according to Leonard Nagol of 177 Slocum avenue, Webster Groves. Xagel was one of the workmen on this building, the first In the city to embody the principles of fireproof construction, the first in which fire tile was used and the first to make use of the new ideas in plumbing, elevators, design and construction methods which have since come into common use in downtown office buildings. , The new building and the old are furnilar in many ways, if different in others. The Singer Building was seven stories, the last two being add ed in the shape of a mansard top 1 V'Jltr UUIIUMltlO, II VI "Villlb fc-l- -M.J faced with slate.' It is planned toBuildlng the Marton Roe Building, make the new bartk building v" ; the Mercantile Library Building, stories .high, with the possibility of adding two extra ones later. Both were the acme of building accomplishment of their' time and both figured prominently In the business life of the city. In size there, is a great difference, however, for the old building did not occupy one-fourth of the space to be covered by the new. Wonder of Broadway. "The Singer Building at the time of its erection was the wonder of Broadway," Vagel said yesterday. "The street Itself was filled knee-deep with mud in wet weather and knee-deep with dust in the drier seasons. - These flappers that cross Broadway today in their low shoes would have needed rubber hip boots to have gone from one side to the other then. "Where the Boatmen's Bank Building now stands there was a ; ' insr at which many of the work- men on the building got their jay ttrinK. we naa torn aown a church on the corner before starting ; erection work. I believe that It was known as 'the Presbyterian Church i i remember it as a very solidly built! j building. I still have a couple of j hinges taken from the pew doors. "Our work on the building wasj j Interrupted on April 7 by a two-j foot fall of snow that held up brick- ! laying for some time. We twere also i handicaoped to a certain extent by I the inferior quality of the cement with which we worked. Imported (cements were the only ones at the j time that compared with the present j lhrAn anil as a result of the hidi ; - ' ...... prices we were compelled to use an inferior local product. Bricklayers Were Craftsmen. "We hoisted the bricks and CHINESE OFFERS APOLOGY FOR KILLING OF AMERICAN I WASHINGTON. May 5 (By U. B- The State Department : today rf- cruru auu;-H iroui reKin, (..lima, 'stating that Gen. Chang Hsi Yuan. j military governor of the District of ; rhaharl .A fnrmalh- nnAlrtiHTil t . . lirie the American legation in Pekin for I the killing last December of Charles ! nlNNFI? mi? A M FRITMRrDf' Init v a m i i a a w ifiuijtiu ON EVE OF TRIP TO EUROPE . A testimonial dinner will be given' j Jefferson in honor of A. M. Frum- j berg. lawyer, on the eve of hi de- ; partun? for Europe. The hosts' ex- fecutive committee follows: Ben G. , Brtnkm.-vn. chairman; Alex Landaa. - v.oe, Harry Koplar. Ralph W. Coaie, Thomas T. Fauntleroy, Louis Man- Wide World rhotrw. towaro ins en ear, ana jt. . . iut At that, no one ever was quit sure tilted Ids tie to the right, and which tar to the top of the building with an endless chain hoist, and it was a common occurrence for the up-going side of the chain to become overloaded with hods. Then it was a case of dodging the flying hods as the elevator reversed and dumped the filled hods oh the ground We had to carry water to the top of the building, and. In fact, to all floors above the fourth. As I remember, the plumbing was carried only four stories up because the city water prescure of the time would force the water only to that height. "In those days the bricklayers were real craftsmen. It was not a case of 'Here you don't be so damn particular. This ain't no work of art.' That- seems to be the spirit of the builders of today. We got $5 a day and built to last. In a short length of time I worked in various capacities on nine of the downtown office buildings, including the Gay and the old Merchants' Exchange Building. ' , Fell From Building. "No man working under me ever suffered any injury, but I fell twice while arranging scaffolding. In one case I fell from the top of the Mercantile Building, with no permanent injury except the loss of the enamel on ten. of my front teeth. And the strange thing about that fall was that I landed in a regular forest ot hod handles all pointing skyward. "We installed hydraulic elevators in the library building, the first ever used in the city, and from the top to the bottom of the building every new device was used. The upper floors were sound-proofed by underlaying them with three inches of mortar. The upper two stories planted in from the top of the fifth in nrrUr t risrrm:i tbeir n-eisrht and makc tne buiiding less top- noon-Ufavv "We constructed that building so j solidly and well, that I said it would ' j bo necessary to tear it down witti dynamite. In fact, T doubted very much whether I would ever see the time when it would be replaced. Ol.l Real Instate Values. " It was said that the ground for the building brought $1,750 a front foot- lh highest prce of anyBroad- " " uu.i.s ..c The price on the same land as j announced at the time or the sale l tor the bank site was $1,300,000. ; This price also included the cost of ; the sites of the other three buildinsrs ; on tne corner. l ne gross increase j in the valuo of the real estate over ! the fifty-year period is in the neigh mor-fborhood of a million dollars. FftRFST PARK H'r.HI ANHQ WILL OPEN NEXT SUNDAY Forest Park Highlands, "the big j place on the hill." will open next! Sunday, greatly improved and with ; many novel amusement devices. 1 Most extensive alterations have been i made in the fun-house whiclT now includes a "love nest whirl." The Highlands racer dips have been steepened and lengthened for a lor.g- cr ami a reuer ride. .Now children's : playgrounds have been laid out and : equipped. Custer auto-cars and the iunnirwm!i uance rioor and other i features aleo have been changed for the better. Guido Vogel's American Syncopa-ters have been engaged for the season's music. ' iANNIIAT nnnCTm TnilD,m. the Rev. M. C. Kyle. D. I .. L. ....... j a a j x V - . The eleventh annual booster trio ' the North St. Loui Business ?,n Association will b-;. taken ro to Cha. . ihisjtar tne wostfrs Hilli impaign. III. They will be ! f met in Chi lampaign bv the Universitv i of Illinois Rand and escorted to the Masonic Temple, here dinner will t. rerred. Thty will viit the univ--'p ! sity at Urbana and will be eiv-n a- j tomotile trij ' and Urbana. i lomoblle trips throush Chumraim ! Supper will be served t CrjstaJ Lake Park. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY C, 1923. NEW CHURCH ON OLD EVANGELICAL SITE DEDICATION TODAY ;St. John's Edifice at MeUrille i Stands Where Mother Congre- gation Worshipped. i ' ' ! The new St. John's Evangelical J Church at Mehlville, St. Louis Coun-! ty. on the Sappington-Barracks road, j will be dedicated today. This $70,-j 000 church stands on the historic site j of the mother church of all Evan-j gelical congregations in the United i States. The Evangelical Synod of ! North America was organized here J in 1840. The all-day program is as follows: 9 a. m. Sunday-school celebra tion. , j 10 a. m. German sermon by the Rev. J. X. Schuch of Washington, Mo. 12 noon Chicken dinner served by the women of the church. 2:30 p. m. German sermon by the Rev. Jacob Irion, and short talks by visiting pastors. 5 p. m. Supper. . 7:30 p. m. Commemorative service of St. John's Toung Peo-' pie's League, with visiting speakers. . , A memorial service for the late Rev. Frank Woolford Sneed will be held af 3:30 p. m. at Washington J and Compton Avenue Presbyterian ; Church. Dr. Sneed was pastor of j tlle churchfrom 1897 to 1902, and arajn from February 5, 1922, 'until j 1)is dth on jast March 11."" j Kthical Society Closing. tl , t rPE.ular Sunfiav mnrn. in? meetinar of the Ethical Society today at Sheldon Memorial. 36 4 8 Washington boulevard. Perclval Chubb, leader of the society, will speak on "What Is an Infidel? A Plea for the Greater Fidelity." The exercises will be preceded at 10:20 a. m. by a Flower Day festival, when I May songs and a poetic May ritual j will he presented. The Rev. H. II. Forsyth will preach at 11 a. m. today at .Kings-highway Presbyterian Church. Kingshighway boulevard and Cab-anne avenue, on "Church Goals and Objectives." The children's sermon topic will be "Safety First." The evening sermon will be delivered by the Rev. W. B. Lampe on "Consider To-ur Influence." Kingshighway Karol Klub will sing at the evening service. Dr. Forsyth is giving a series of lectures on the First Epistle of Peter, Wednesday at S p. m. Th? morning sermon today by the Rev. Chas. D. McGehee, pastor of Haven Street Methodist Church. South. Haven street and Virginia avenue, will be on "The Tests of a Christian." The evening topic will be "LifeVs Mysteries." At Reen Memorial. At Reen Memorial English Lutheran Church, Kingshighway boulevard and Gibson avenue, the pastor, the Rev. C. W. Maggart, begins his second year with the anniversary-sermon at 11 a. m. today on "The Pastor's Calling and the People's Place." At night his subject will be "The Obligation)of the Christian." The Rev. R. W. Patton, D. D., New York, who has been conducting a ' series of meetings for the past week j in Episcopal churches, will give his' last two addresses here today, speak- i ing at 11 a. m. at St. Peter's Church. ! Spring avenue and Lindell boulevard, and tonight at St. Philip's Church, Union boulevard and Maple avenue. The Rev. Leighton IT. Nugent, vicar of Epiphany Episcopal Chapel, Boyle and Gibson avenues, will speak at 7:30 p. m. today on "The Life of John Huss." His address on the Bohemian patriot and reformer is in line wPth the appeal of Bishop Ga-razd Pavlik of the Czecho-Sldvakian Orthodox Church that theEpiscopal churches of this country co-operate with the orthodox church in ministering to its people in this country. "Individuality vs. Individualism." The Rev. Robert Hall Atchison, rector of St. George's Episcopal Church, Olive street and Pendleton avenue, will preach at 11 a. m. to- i day on "Individuality and Individual-t ism." The Rev. Gordon Watt of Edinburgh, Scotland, will give a series of Bible messages at St. Louis Gospel Center, 3621 Washington boulevard. "The Cross of Christ As the Theme of the Whole Bible." He will speak at the Gospel Center at 11 a. rn.. at the 1 p. m.. Bible hour, and at 8 p. m. today. He will also deliver sermons Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 3 p. m. and 8 n. m.. Wednesdav 8 p. m. and Saturday at 3 p. m. Dr. i au, wno 13 an oruamcu minister,! r-ft the ministry some years neoj IO laKe up gospel w ork. He lias been engaged in his own country in j the activities of the Keswik Conven- f tion and is the author of a number' Cf books. While here he is the? nmc; Af n r n , .-- -. - i... r" ...... . . i.-vn m n , v u u " - . n lit nvnup TT, rnion Methodist Episcopal Church. ;.610 Delmar boulevard, announces a rroeran of interest for the week. Wednesday is "Church Fellowship Night." to be observed ' Bible study. mission study and 'church activities at 7:13 and church assembly at S p. m. ! The Rev. J. Gregory Mantle of j London and New York is to be the ! ppenker at th mniwl mis- -onnrv convention of th Christian pnd Missionr.rv Alliance l:ng held rt the Gospel Tabernacle. 4041 Cote. Brilliante avenue. The convention opened last Sunday and will close to- day with three meetings at 10:45 a.' m.. at 2:30 and 7:45 p. m. The con-i gregation recently voted to build a- new- tabernacle The Rev. Mr. Hastings" Topic. At the Second United Presbyterian j Church. Grand and Forest Park bou- levard. the Rev. V. H. pastor, will speak at 11 a. m. today t Son "The Value ef a Life." At p. ! 1 !.-. t'ir.;iif ni C I ..eilii l aeon s.- , i laureate rmon to the graduating! ?tl;iss of that institution.- The Rev. John W Maclvor will! preach at the Second Presbyterian ! cw rr b wrr rr ut.r oi.3T,ji-! f lor avenue at II a m todav on ! "Memory in Oa' Miking" and" at S" m on "Th Eternal Pe'u- " The ' . v,,. , -nt Z '. n m fnllnn-o.l vi an address by Oliver Sells, former president of the! Junior Chamber of Commerce, NEGRO NEWS The Urban League announces that In the month of April its Employment Department did a record business, a total of 4 57 having been placed In suitable employment, of which number 231 were men and 226 women. This makes a total of 1,397 men and women aent to positions by the league so far this year. A steady increase is shown as follows: , Place - ! ments. T'L January Men 115 Women February Men Women . 165 .121 . 135 .1S4 !7S 276 J March- Men Women 202 April Men 231 ;s6 Women 226 457 Total 1.397 The prospects are that the month of May will see an even larger number of placements made by the ; league. The present labor shortage I will undoubtedly lead to the employ ment of large numbers of negro men and women in the Industries of the St. Louis industrial district, which is quite timely, in view of the fact that there is a heavy influx from the south. Most of the credit for the Increasing number of placements j through the - Employment Depart ment is due to Miss Pattl C. Cox, who has handled the employment for over three years. During the month of April the Ur-' ban League free dental clinic for i school children gave treatment to 259 children with a commercial value of $330.50. This makes a total of 9,799 children treated at the clinic s;nce Its opening. j Following the Investigation of the heavy migration from the south, the Urban League called a meeting of ministers, social workers, business and professional men at the Pine Street Y. M. C. A. April 27. Those who addressed the meeting were the Rev. George E. Stevens, Dr. A. X. Vaughn, Miss Edith Mason of City Hospital Xo. 2, Homer G. Phillips, Mrs. John H. Evans of the Provident Association, Dr. J. E. White. David D. Jones, executive secretary of the Pine Street Y. M. C. A.; James T. Bush and Pearl Abernathy, real estate dealers. The meeting resulted in the formation of a temporary organization with Gordon H. Simpson, executive secretary of the Urban League, as chairman pro tern, and Miss Mae E. Cox od the Urban , League, staff secretary pro tern, and the appointment of an executive committee of seven as follows: Gordon II. Simpson, chairman; Mrs. John II. Evans, James T. Bush, J. E. Mitchell, Dr. A. X: Vaughn, the Rev. D. W. Parr and David D. Jones. The co'mmittee is investigating? the question of housing, employment, health and ways and means of- assimilating newcomers, and will announce it3 definite plans next week. Among those at the meeting were Miss Gladys Carrion, Mrs. John H. Evans, Mrs. Lottie Gillespie, B. A. Gosein, the Rev. Chas. Stanley. Mrs. E. J. Victoria, Homer O Phillips, J. E. Mitchell. David D. Jones. Dr. J .E. White," the Rev. Geo. E. Stevens. Mrs. J F. Stevens, Miss Edith Mason, Mrs E. M. Anderson. Dr. A. X. Vaughn, Miss Mae E. Cox. Miss Areatha Hankal, Mrs. E. R. Livingston, L. W. Steward, Miss Sidney Davis. James T. Bush, pr irl Abernathy,' Mrs. W. P. Curtis and Gordon H. Simpson. The members of the English class of Sumner High School, under the direction of Herman S. Dreer. presented a "Revue of the Passing Events of 1923" at the high school auditorium Tuesday. The affair was ! entertaining and included a burlesque of various teachers, students and events of the past school year. The speakers for the commence ment exercises of Sumner High ! School and 'Sumner Teachers' Col- lege were chosen last week. The speakers among the high-school graduates will be Beulah P. Harris. Odessah Hicks. Louise Briscoe, Han nah Blanton, Ele?e Anderson and j Willie Mae Reld. and their theme; will be "The Trend of Modern Life." j The speakers for the teachers" col- j lege will be Adele DeBoe. Dorothy j Vashon. . Bernice Porter, Flonretta Perkins, Margaret Robinson. Ver- i reta Smith and Margaret Abernathy. j whose theme will be "Greater Edu- : cation." . j The Red Domino Dramatic Club! of Sumner High School will give a p'aylet entitled "Lustre Spun" at the school auditorium on May 11. This presentation is under the supervision ' and direction of Robert Watts, in-' structor of English. It was com- 1 posed by El-se Anderson.' a member ! of the une. 19 23, c'ass. and there; are 94 in the cast. ! Mrs. Mattie Dover Young, cxecu- tive secretary of the Phyllis Wheat- U y Branch of the Y. W. C. A., it re- J turning to resume her duties in St. t Louis. , She has been attending a i class in the National Y. W. C. A, I training school at Dayton. Ohio. Eleven otiir secretaries from vart- j us parts of the counrty took this ', course of instruction in Y work. The Girl Reserves of the Y. W. C. A. will have charge of the vesp'-r ; serviefs Sunday at 4 p. rn. at the; Whcatley Branch. . The Mothers' and Daughters" Club j will hold a banquet at the Phyllis i Whestley Branch of the Y. W. C. A. i t :i May 15. Th speaker will i Mr, j Cornelius Winn of the National Y. ( W. C. A. of New York. Thomas James, propriete.T of the Comt and Retina theaters, entertained his employes at a banquet in celebration of the opening ef the Retina Theater. The banquet was held at JaizTand and Judge and Mr. Crittenden E. Clark were guests of honor. Mr. James, in addressing his fruerts. stated that he and his employee work primarily to serve the public, and in appreciation of his employes' faithful service he tendered them thi fcLt. THE ST. LOUIS STAR MUNY OPERAS PAY ! TO MAKE THEATER FINEST IN WORLD Association to Reinvest $20,000 Before 'Naughty Marietta Opens. A1 direct result of the annual sum- ; the time when thty may retire j mer season of municipal opera., and! and become rich on a little pottltry i one that is generally overlooked farm. Inexperienced men and worn-j when the enterrpise is mentioned. Is J en all believe there Is an easy for-j the gradual development of the Mu- j tune in eggs. j niclpal Theater into the finest and '. most completely equipped outdoor ; stadium in the world, j This feature is brought to light by j the announcement of the Municipal 1 Theater Association that more than $20,000 will be spent for improvements at the open air theater In For-j est Park prior to the opening of the j 192 2 season on Mondav night. ! May 28. i The physical theater, paid for rrom the opera proceeds, remains the property of the city and may be used for other purposes. Under the system on which the association operates, most of the profits each season are reinvested in the opera J tnterprlse. A portion is added to the j budget for the production of the operas on the next summer's pro- gram, and a part is placed aside into j a surplus fund tc meet possible j emergencies. A large amount, how- ever, goes into Improvements and I additions to the theater itself. This i policy has resulted in the transfor mation of a gravel slope,: crudely equipped with temporary seats and a makeshift stage, Into a magnificent and permanent theater. - How It Was In 116. Many St. Louisans will renumber the site in 1916. when "As You' Like It" was presented as a feature of the tercentenary of the death of Shakespeare. The floor of the theater was gravel. Portable chairs were used for seats and the stage was hurriedly erected as ' a temporary affair. There were no rain shelters and few other conveniences for the audiences. The first season of- Municipal Opera Vas presented in 1919 in a theater) that was little better than the one which housed the Shakespearean performances. Although the first season showed a 'deficit instead of a profit, the Municipal Theater Association went so far as to provide a reinforced concrete base us iloor for the auditorium and to supplant temporary dressing room facilities with permanent buildings. An ornamental facade at the entrance to the theater and a pergola along one side were also provided before the start of the second season. Prior to the 1921 cycle, a new permanent stage was built, on a concrete base, eliminating the danger from sudden floods of the River des Peres, which on the first night of the 1919 season had wrought havoc with the theater's equipment. The productions in 1920 had shown a profit and the association went further, erecting a cenic studio fully equipped to build the finest prqduc-tiona A new dressing room building and extensive electrical equipment were added. New Perirola Built. When tH'e opening of the, 1922 season arrived, another pergola on the opposite side of the. theater, had become a reality," 730 permanent opera chairs had been installed, parking space had been provided for 500 automobiles in the immediate vicinity of the theater and comfort stations had been built. But still further improvements have been made this year that will add to the value of the theater and the enjoyment of any entertainment which may he offered there. The aisles have been re-arranged and new concrete walks built. Eighteen hundred new permanent seats have been installed. Performances of the opera every night of the wetk, instead of ix nights, have been made possible by the construction of a complete, extra stage jfor rehearsal purposes. The dressing room buildings ald lighting equipment- have also been improved. But the supreme improvement which has taken plnce is the installation of a sound amplifier, at a cost of $12,000. making it possible for a nerson sitting in the rear seats of the auditorium to hear just as well as those who sit In the first rows. The 1923 opera season. as is known, will continue for ten weeks. Indications are that the attendance this summer will border on the 500.-000 mark. The advance season seat sale has passed the $70,000 mark and it is expected that $100,000 in tickets will have been purchased when the opening night arrives. The first production will b? Victor Herbert's "Nau-thty Marietta" and genera, chorus rehearsals of this I work have begun. Complete rnar- r snU for principals and chorus will get under way tomorrow. RFJLLEVUE SCHOOL BENEFIT it nrnctjiwr rvv M A V "7 7 4 I . i An entertainment is to be given for the benefit of the Bellevue Vo- j cational School the evenings "of May 22. ZZ and 2 4 at the Pageant Theater under the auspices of the Alexander R. SUinker Pot if the American Union. It is hoped tn this way to raise $1,500 for the building fund of the school. The srO.Oo! is an adjunct of the United States Veterans l!uru and Ia located in II. I. Mace. Bel le u. Ne b, Recently a decision of the comptro!-; ler of the treasury wa Issiifd in ; which it was held that none of the J Veterans" Bureau funds could be i usd for building purposes. B. M.J Ma.ce, director of the school, will speak at the Pageant. Sales Manager fjune-lie'on Topic. B. B. Cannon, chairman of the ales Managers Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, will address the weekly problems course luncheon meeting of the bureau tomorrow r oon in the Chamber of Commerce j dining-room on the topic, "FroMem? Types of Customers." i H. ---V ' . A' 4 l3j POULTRY NEWS j . This department teill appear in j The Star every teeek. Readers in- terested in the care of poultry I thould tcrite to the Poultry Editor I The Star, j LARGE number of persons llT- ! j i"S In the city look forward to The writer does not wish to discourage prospective poultry keepers, for there is money to be made in poultry. Xow and then, however, some city folks break home ties and go tp the country to live on poultry profits. Sad to say, more than four out of five make a failure. They lack experience iu the poultry game. Iu the city you ordinarily do not see a man driving a etreet car one day and the next day find him cashier in a bank. Nor Is a man a carpenter one day and sales manager for a large store the next. One must learn a trade or profession through years of study and actual work. The farm man or the farm wdman can make a living with poultry or pigs or cattle or fruit. But remember, they have lived and worked on n farm all their lives. Many a farm woman has made enough money with poultry to build and furnish a neat country house and to send her son or daughter to college. She knows how because she has learned how. It took her thirty or forty years to learn. Her city brother and sisters have been learning other things, but not poultry culture. To those of towns and cities who want to come to the country and engage in poultry raising I would say: "If you bring to your poultrj fnrm capital to carry you throuRha few years, and put into the enterprise the same brains and pep that you put into the city business, you may hope to win." Beginners should have twenty acres or more, for a cow or two. n good-sized garden and some fruit. Small fruits, such as strawberries and raspberries, will aid in pulling through the first years. Larger fruits may be planted for a substantial income in later years. From gardening and trucking much good food can be produced for home usa and some to sell. , Even with poultry, It is not a good plan with limited capital to "put all your eggs In one basket." The beginner should make his poultry farm a diversified farm as a safety-first measure till he gets on his feet. A, POULTRY MASH is a mixture V of ground grains with some form of animal .protein, meat scraps or tankage Where a mash of ground grains Is mixed with milk of ome kind it is similar to the above; That Is, the milk furnishes the animal protein. However, In mixing a "mash with milk for laying hens, the milk used in the mixture will not furnish enough animal protein for the highest results. - If in addition to the milk used in the mash other milk is lefore the hen to drink, reasonably high egg yields may be obtained. Practically every poultryman who secures good to extra good egg yields feeds a good mah daily or twice daily, in connection with tome whole grain and other feeds. Without the mnsh extra high egg yields are not obtained for extended periods, except among farm flocks In the springtime on good green range, where bugs and worms can be picked up. ' Laying hens eating grain only cannot grind enough dally for high egg production over extended periods. The alimentary grinding organs of n bird are limited in capacity. But by feeding a mash, ground feeds, in addition to whole grain, the hen will consume more, and will lay more. The well-bred and mash-fed hen will lay almost an egg a day continuously, except when the protein of her feed Is used for growing a new coat of feathers. The good daily mash for egg pro duction mwt always carry a good percentage of animal protein in th form of meat scraps or tankage. In nature the mother bird lays a nestful of eggB. one every day. till the nest is full. But she does this when bugs and worms are plentiful to supply the animal protein. The domestic bird of fight breeding can be made to lay almost an average of one egg a day if we help her by giving part of her feed ground, with animal protein, imitating a full feed of bugs and worms every day of the year. In other words, with the dally mah we give thf hen more easily digests feed than she would take normally, thus making it possible for her to lay an abnormal number of e-gsr. Nothing Is ever hopelessly lost. own;r. . J ,OBt srtl(.e through the "I.t Happy owners nil over t. Loulu will locate mh the "it ni Found" column. Telephone your lo to Olive or Central 6000. V . HI II 1 1 1 W the introductionof Buttermilk Baby revolutionized and made and easier, lhe original "baby food tor baby chicks Prarts is correctly balanced, mechanically pre-digested', appetizing, sv-eet, pure. It makes chicks lire and grow. After starting them right, up their health and erowth bv feeding PRATT.S BUTTERMILK. CIROVlNG MASH. Give, quickest, most uniform and profitable growth. Every m Fratt Product leej, nil' x Iff Disinfectant or Remedy:s sold unaer.thii 1 t. 411-413 L DETECTIVE GROUPS i ORDERED ABOLISHED AT CAPTAINS' WISH Action Taken by Police Board on Complaint of District Command! ers Effective tomorrow, the detect! Ja bureau system under which sever. detachments of detectives operated In the various police districts undi r the direct authority of Chief of Detectives Hoagland. will be abolished, and police captains will again V- given authority over all policemeu within their respective district.- The formal order to abolish the system was issued yesterday afternoon by the -Board of Police Commissioners following the weeklv meeting of captains. The system ha been In force for about eighteen months. On a similar trial of the plan several years ago the system was abolished Mfter A year's trial. Under the plan which now goes Into effect captains will have power to appoint special officers in their own districts with the rank of detective to the number of ten. All automobiles used by the district detective will be under command of the captains, who will be held entirely accountable for all police work within their districts. Lack of C-oie ration. Under the plan which has been abandoned the're were seven detective bureaus in the city. Each bureau covered two districts, and wa under command of a tergeant. Each sergeant was directly under Chief ot Detectives lloagland and accountable to him alone. As a result of two cources of authority in the districts, captains began to complain some months ago that there was a lack of co-operation between the uniformed and plain clothes men. Many pointed that they eould not keep informed of the work being done In their districts because the detectives working there were reporting not to them, but to lloagland. Recently several eay-tains refused to ride in automobilai in their districts with detectives. At the last meeting of captains thirteen of the fourteen voiced their, complaint to Chief of Police O'Briei nd the beard. They were dlrect7l to place their complaints in writlnfc. In the? past week each of the fourteen asked that 'the system changed to give them complete command. 'Hoagland readily acquiesced to the new plan for the good of th service. Ten to I let urn to Dbdrh-t. As a result of the change 'about ten of the thirty-five detectives iu the bureaus will bo returned to the districts for beat or detective duty as the captains see fit. . The other twenty-five have been selected by lloagland for detective work out of police headquarters. The following sergeants In charge of fho bureuua are also to be transferred to headquarters: Edward Hehnken, Bureau A (Carondclet ; Adolph Kistler. B (Carr street); John Becherer, C (North Market etreet); Fred Egenreither. D (Laclede avenue) ; Edward Scher.k, E. (Magnolia avenue); Oscar Col lard, F (Newstead, avenue) and Thomas P. Murphy, G (Page avenue). ' The' change docs not affect thw night and day riding squads who will continue to operate under Hougland. 1 .- PRESCRIPTION FOR DRUG GETS ART MODEL ARRESTED Mrs. Bertha W-jod, 1405 North Grand boulevard, employed as a model three days u week at the Washington University school of fine arts, whs arrested last night in th drug store of Harry J. Theson, Vaty deventer and Olive streets, w hile trying to have u prescription filled for a quarter grain of morphine. The prescription was signed by Dr. H. Beedle, 3400 Franklin avenue. Thesen, noticing the number of the prescription apparently had been changed, e-alled the doctor on tho telephone and was toM the prescription was not Ij-tsued to her. " i The druggist notified the polled and Mrs. Weod Is held for federal officials under the Harrison narcotic act. BANDIT STOPS TO DRINK SODA AND IS CAPTURED NEW YOItK. May 5. (United News.) Joe O'Connor haw resolved n.'-er to drink nnother Ice ream foda. Joe was hot urid dry nfter h held tip a tore and stole $104, so h dropped in on the cornr fttr ii roda. Police caught him before he had drunk even the bubbles. He started in hi twenty-year stretch In Sing Sing today. "That's what a guy gels for going on the wagon," said Joe. ... Chick Food chick raising safer, surer Keguutor, J-ice Kshef, i.oim co4 VaablngtSM A.e. Jim Mil 1 1 1 v' . uV , f A :

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