The Call from Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1919 · 1
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6 ALL VOL. XXVIII, NO. 6s -" MMMM SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1919. FOUR CENTS SOCIAL EVENTS OF THE WEEK ABOUT PERSONS YOU MAY KNOW FROM OVER CRESSONA WAY TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS TO HAVE BIG WELCOME H Town Council Adopts Resolution to Pave Way For The Borough's Probable Acquisition of The Water Works. Legal Phase Fully Explained. Gas Plant Would be Included in The Sale. "The Call" this week lias given an extra amount of space and made special effort to rcpcri in detail the report presented to the Town Council in reference to the water situation. This is done for the express purpose of properly and thoroughly informing the public of the exact status of affairs and so that there will be no misunderstanding and the likelihood of wild and incorrect rumors put in circulation in connection with the same. It will be well for every reader to carefully read the special article on the water question, and remember, if possible, the statement of facts contained therein. The fist step or action towards What. rr..l Wcnlt -n tUn nii.)iq nf the water plant and lines of' thellisPute a"b!y. Jchuylkill Haven Water Co. was taken by the town council, Monday evening when it unanimously adopted a resolution to make application to the Public Service Commission for a certificate or permit to acquire ad operate a water works. At the outstart the public must understand that council has not decided to purchase the water company's prop- city at their offer made last week to the special water committee, name ly $150,000, or has it taken any de cision to purchase the same at any other price. No definite action has bcn taken one way or the other. The only purposeof the resolution is to begin the proper legal proceedings in order to placil the borough in such a position that if it so chooses to purchase, it can do so through the proper -course and by the correct method. The resolution unanimously adopted is as follows: WHEREAS the Schuylkill Haven Gas and Water Company is serving the borough of Schuylkill Haven with water for domestic and industrial purposes and for protection against fires; and WHEREAS, for some years past the service of said Company has been insufficient and inadequate; and WHEREAS, at a hearing recently held before the Public Service Commission of Pennsylvania, the said G. & W. Co. offered testimony to show its financial inability to give to the said borough an adequate water supply unless it were permitted to chargo much higher rates for the service than it is now receiving, and offered to sell its property and plant to the borough upon a reasonable basis; and WHEREAS the borough of Schuylkill Haven must secure an additiona1 water supply for domestic and industrial purposes and for the extinguishing .? fires THEREFcWlE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the borough acquire by purchase the several properties, plants and systems of the said S. H. G. & W. Co. for the purpose of operating and improving the same so as to give to the said borough and the citizens and residents thereof an adequate supply of water, and that the Water Committee of Council be instructed, in conjunction with the Borough Solicitor, to make application to the Public Service Commission of Penna. for a MILLS CONTINUE ON FULL TIME There is a feeling of uncertainty among the general public here concerning the industrial situation or the lil-elihood of continued work in the Oi al mills and factories. At the pres-time thiee industries, the Lauten-her. Coldren and Stanton under- ir mills are idle but operations are lected be resumed shortly. Be-iJ'fee milW in other cities have gone in eight hours and in some places are only working four days per week, jtmirehension is felt that the same schedule may become effective here. Inquiry of the manufacturers elicits no definitinformation as to how long they will I .perate. Samp mills hnvp nn ers ina, wi ill require months to fill but there is no telling when the buyers of the gfyds will send in cancellations. It appears all are operating under an uncertainty. The shoe factories are working full-handed and with no likelihood of closing down or curtailing their output. Employees thrown out of work in 'one mill 'tis said, immediately find their services acceptable in other mills, and alto- rctiier there 'J no need for the fear brought about by the expressions and rumors that are floating about con- ei-.iing the closing down of all mills . ,1 no work until next fall. GIRL WANTED For General Housework. Apply to yjrs W. L. Allen, 17th and Howard Ave!, Pottsville, Pa. Feb7-lt I certificate of Public Convenience evi-I dencing its approval of the acquisi-! tion. maintenance and operation of i the said plant by the borough and to 1 institute such other and further legal ,1 proceedings as may be necessary for i the purpose of carrying this re.-olu-j ti on into effect. The above resolution was introdue- e;! following the discussion on the J write r subject at considerable length. . The Solicitor opened the proposition and his remarks were as fol-! lows: 1 Conference at I'bila. "Received a statement from the Pub-j lie Service Commission, and they in-i formed me that they had sent the same to the Water Co., in which the Commission directed the Borough to hold a conference with the Water Co. for the purpose of ascertaining whether there was any way of getting logether and settling the questions in It was agreed to hold a conference at the offices of the Company in Phil adelphia last Thursday. The reason Phila. was selected was because the books and papers of the Company were at their r"hila. office. Myself and Messrs. Saul and Mill of the special committee held a meeting with the Water Co. It was held in the morn ing and adjourned till the afternoon, when some of the bond holders were also present. We took up the questions that are between the company and the borough and discussed them at some length. The Water Co. admitted that we needed more water and just as frankly admitted that they were unable to get it. We made the proposition that if they would carry out the recommendations of their engineer, to build an additional reservoir to hold fifteen million gallons of water, that the remaining portions of the order of the Public Service Commission should be suspended until such time as experience would show, whether or not the 15,000,000 gallon reservoir would give the people an adequate supply of water. They admitted they were not in a position to do this, as they did not have the money and could not get it. They offered to sell the property at what they claimed to be a very reasonable price. We discussed that part at some length. They made a proposition to sell the property either upon an agreed value, or upon a value fixed by an appraisement, figures arrived at by a board to consist of a representative of the bur-jugh, a repi esentative of the water company and a member to be selected by the Public Service commission. Will Sell for $150,000 Before offering any figures the question was discussed in order to determine whether it would be possible to reach a conclusion upon an agreed value of the plant, or whether they would take what they could get for it. The company would not be bound to accept what the appraisers fixed. We wanted that information as to what the company had in view. Thev told us they would take $200,000 for the piant. but that they did not want any money, that they would take the borough's bonds for that amount of money. We told them it was impossible to talk business at that figure and we asked them if they would (Continued on Page Two) THE NATION, STATES COUNTY General Pershing has been authorized by the War Department to send home for immediate discharge from the army any drafted or en listed man who presents convincing evidence of sickness or other distress in his family. A. J. Shertal, ex-County Commissioner and for many years clerk for the Taxpayers' Association, died sud denly at his home in Pottsville on Monday. Indiana is endeavoring to have her marriage laws changed so that persons wishing to marry will have to give three weeks' notice beforehand. Influenza has spread to the animals of the farmers in Cumberland county. General Leonard Wood will be one of the speakers at the Memorial meeting in honor of Theodore Roosevelt to be held in Reading in March. The amount of tax in the U. S. next year, due to the war, will be $2,000, 000,000 or about 15 days pay to an average woiker. Robert Smith, a butcher and grocer of Pt. Carbon committed suicide by shooting himself early Sunday morn-i font inut'd on i'iiKe Six) WAR RISK ADJUSTOR II EKE Mr. Hurst, an adjustor or agent for the Government War Risk Insurance Bireau will be in Schuylkill Haven on Monday, Feb. 10th to adjust matters in connection with this bureau. Surprise l or Mrs. Webber A pleasant surprise party was held for Mrs. Elizabeth Webber at her home on Market street. The arrival of the guests masked was the first notice Mrs. Webber had that there was a party in store for her. All had a fine time participating in the usual Carbon, Messrs. Ira Freyer, Auburn; vel. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. James Ney, Mrs. Moms Ketner, Mrs. John Steinbrunn, Mrs. Joseph Reber, Mrs. Isaac Kerschner, Mrs. Robert Keller, Miss Beulah Seigfried, Sallie Wagner, Mrs. Samuel Buehler, Mis. Joseph D. Roeder, Mrs. Lewis Hummel, Mrs. Hannah Ney, Mrs. Mary Roeder, Mrs. Lewis Roeder, Mrs. John Bowen, Mrs. George Yoder. Mrs. George Reber, Mrs. Wm. Kerschner, Mrs. Jacob Mover, Mrs. Nelson Sterner, Mrs. Frank Reber, Mrs. Harvev Dewald, Mrs. John Mock. Mrs. John Scott, Mrs.' Emma Bast, Mrs. Charles Dewald, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Webber, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baselgia. Eleanor Webber, Clinton Webber, Wilbur Webber, Joseph Webber, Harry Webber. Entertained Friends Miss Alice Thompson entertained a number of her friends at her home on Main street. Victrola music and piano and vocal selections added to the evening's entertainment. Those present were Misses Bessie Ketner, Fannie Sauers, Mamie Wildermulh, Mary Neiheiser, Gertrude Neiheiser. Eva Neiheiser, Alice Thompson, Lillian Bressler, Marie Roehrig, Mildred Mosei-, Cressona, May Hanley. Potts-ville, Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer, Port Carbon; Messrs. Ira Frever, Auburn; John MeCorel, Guy Cronberger, Daniel Shoener, George Schoemanan, of Pottsville; George Benner, Auburn; Lewis Heffner, Clarence Fisher, Or-wigsburg; Chester Starr, Russel Brown, Edward Roeder, Sch. Haven. Sewing Circle Entertained Miss Carolyn Graeff entertained the members of the sewing circle of which she is a member at her home on Monday evening. They all had an enjoyable time. The guests were Bertha Fahl, Luella Nauss. 'Sarah Kramer, Ida Kramer, Ruth Graeff, Mildred Keller, Alice Zimmerman. Tendered Birthday Party Mrs. Roy Snyder of Canal street, celebrated her birthday by tendering to her friends a party in honor of the event, Monday evening. Cards and music occupied the several hours tame and prior to the guests leaving for their homes, luncheon was served. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weast of Minersville; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Vogt, Pottsville, Mrs. Ralph Runkle, Mrs. Charles Hoffman, Pottsville, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shar- adin. Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Sharadin, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roan, Mrs. Harry Steinbrunn. B. F. Oswald, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Oswald. (Continued on I'affe Five) BABY BONDS OF $100 TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE The Government has decided to is sue baby bonds in $100 denominations in addition to the $5.00 War Savings stamps now offered for sale. This is being done in order to avoid incon venience to investors. They will be ssued shortly and will be sold on the same basis as the $5.00 stamps, that is the price during the month of Feb ruary for a $100 baby bond will be $82. Git, the price increasing 20 cents each month until the end of the year. They will be redeemable for $100 on January 1 1924. The stamp will be about tne size of the $100 Liberty Loan Bonds. THE 1919 CHRISTMAS CLUB HAS BEEN A BIG SUCCESS but there are still many persons who should be in the Club who have not joined. But there is Lots of Time Yet to Join! We will not close the Club until Feb. 15th. You have a full week left do not neglect it! Wo will be looking for vou! SCHUYLKILL HAVEN TRUST CO. MEMBERS TAKEN INTO POCAHONTAS A special attraction at the supper to be given bv the Daughters of Po cahontas of town, on Feb. 15th will be the Degree team from the Tamaqua Pocahontas. These ladies will come over in full regalia and will be in exhibition drills in the Keystone Hall. At the meeting of the local Pocahontas held Wednesday evening, eight new members were admitted to membership. A meeting of Fish and Game Protective Association iwill be held Tuesday, February 11th, at 8 o'clock in the Rainbow Hose Hou.'-e. All members are urged to be present as vevy important business is to be transacted. DANIEL SHARADIN, Pres. It EDWARD STINE, Secretary DON'T MISS THESE SPECIALS Don't miss these special bargains at our mid winter sale now going on: Bovs hats and cans 39c Freeland Overalls $1.85 at $1.69 Extra size $1-89 Freeland & Carter Overalls $2.50 at becoming a' can(li(Ulte for D s.'- ifItho Poor at the coming Pvii Extra Manly $1.50 work shirts at $1.39 Manly $1.25 work shirts at $1.19 BERGER CO. The Dependable Clothiers GREAT SACRIFICE on Men's and Boy's Suits for the. month of February. L'berty Bonds accepted, uirrerence paid in casn. HARRY COOPER, Ladies' and Men's Outfitter Miss Elsie Sherer recently purchased a Rishel Talking Machine. Herbert Ziegenfus was a Philadelphia visitor. Mrs. Marguerite Cleary and family of Keffer's visited her brother, of William street. George Bettinger, of Tremont, who recently returned from France visited his brother, Claude Bettinger. Misses Mary Sausser, Annie Sterner and Ida Warmkessel secured positions at the Union Knitting Mill this week. Miss Emma Graeff was a Reading visitor. Mrs. Milton Smith visited her mother at Shoemakersville, on (Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. George Feizer returned to their home in Lebanon after spending a week with her sister, Mrs. Rupp. Samuel Schaeffer, of Liberty St., is ill with the Flu and his son is ill with pneumonia. Mrs. George Smith r.nd daughters of Pine Grove visited Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bettinger. Mrs. Harry Cooper spent several days in New York City this week, making purchases of ladies coats, suits and wearing apparel for their Main street store. Ray Bums, of Pottsville and Rudy-Hoy were entertained at supper by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moser. Mrs. Samuel Lear received a telephone call from her husband early on Thursday morning that he had ad-rived in Phila. from over the seas. Mrs. Lear left on the "Flyer"' to welcome him home. John Raudenbush, of Camp Green-leaf, who just recovered from diphtheria, spent several days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Raudenbush, this week. Mrs. Frank Wagner of Hamburg visited Mrs. H. I. Moser and Mrs. P. T. Hoy. Edward O'Brien and Ralph Bowman, two local soldier boys from Camp Meade, spent a several days furlough with their parents here this week. PAXSON AVENUE TO BE BUILT UP Prospects for a good portion of Paxson Avenue being built up this summer, according to reports are very bright. It is known that B. F. Reider, Jr., Arthur Yost and I. H. Becker and several other persons are to build as soon as the weather permits. George P. W. Saul intends to build at the corner of Dock and Paxson Ave. and Arthur Yost it is understood, will build at the end of this lot. ROM BERG ER WAS LEFT OFF WITH THE COSTS Some months ago a case was heard in Court i nwhich Arthur Romberger of town, was charged with assault and battery on Squire 'Reed of Wayne Twp. The Jury recommended leniency and sentence was suspended. This in Court in which Arthur Romberger to pay the costs and keep the peace. BONDS OF THE FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN ARE NOW READY FOR DELIVERY All persons who have paid their Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds in full will please call at the earliest conven- ence and receive them. VV e are anx ious to close the account before the Next Liberty Loan. SCHUYLKILL HAVEN TRUST CO. SCHOOL BOARD The school board held a short monthly meeting on Monday evening. Only the usual routine business was transacted. Three parents appeared in answer to summons, before the beerd and explained the absence from school of their children. The usual bills for supplies teachers' and janitors' salaries were passed. PASTOR'S SALARY INCREASED At a recent meeting of the church council of the First Reformed church the salary of the pastor, Rev. E. G. Leinbach, was increased $120 per year. The salary of the organist, Prof. Andrew Weaver was also increased. This is the fourth increase that has been tendered the Reverend by the congregation since his eig-ht year pastorate. LEFT FOR FLORIDA The following persons left Thursday morning for a pleasure trip to Florida. The trip may take several weeks: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Phillips. Wm. S. Moyer and Lewis Bowen of Schuylkill Haven and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Snyder of Orwigsbunr. Sauer Kraut Lunch at Dellagoe's, Saturday Night. It MID WINTER SALE CONTINUED Our mid-winter sale will be continued for another week. We have served many people since the opening date .and have sold much goods but we still have many excellent bargains in all kinds of wearing apparel. Our stocks are not nearly depleted and there still is a good selection in most lines. BERGER & CO. The Dependable Clothiers WILL BE CANDIDATE FOR POOR DIRECTOR II. II. Brownmiller, the well-known Justice of the Peace of Orwigsburg, this week announced his intention of irector of ng Primaries to be held in September of this year. the squire of course will be a Repub lican candidate as it is upon this platform he has stood and with this party he has been affiliated for many years, j He was Poor Director from 1907 to 1917 and his record shows him to have been an .efficient official. Private Cao Hire. General Hauling. Both Phonfis. W. Frank Deiben. tf The big supper and bazaar that was held by the Cressona Fire Co. No. 1 on Friday and Saturday evenings, was a great success, the sum of about $850 being realized. Many and beautiful articles of embroidery were chanced off and were won by the following persons: hand-embroidered centerpiece, Mrs. Ray Krommes; hard- auger cushion, Marguerite Grieff; cap and scarf set, William Barr; centerpiece, Mrs. Gordon Nagle, crocheted baby's cap, apron and library table, David Bittle; set of towels, Mrs. Roy Wagner; crocheted night-gown yoke, Mrs. Louis Strauch; hand-painted bon-bon dish and a fancy handbag, Mason Ditzier; crocheted centerpiece, Kachryn Boussum; embroidered apron, Floyd Snyder; umbrella, Lambert Butz; crocheted night gown yoke, Ruth Meixell; embroidered cushion top, Esther Kulp; sweater, Lloyd Hartz; centerpiece. I. A. Fertig; fancy button holder, Roy Grieff, crocheted yoke, satin camisole, Emma Hummel; crocheted doily, Mrs. Robert Bittle; doily, Florence Len-gel; buffet scarf, Cora Bartolet; bureau scarf, Mrs. John Leininger; doily, Helen Springer; bread tray doily, Robert Williams; shirt case, Louis Bittle; baby's cap, George Gilbert; desert dishes, apron talcum powder and toilet water, Kenneth Gilbert; four buckle artics, John Kaercher; doily, Clarence Schaeffer; fountain pen, George Tucker; centerpiece Robert Dornsife; handkerchief, Albert Dengler; handkerchief, Mrs. Harry Krommes; doily, Joseph Spitzner; boudoir cap, Mrs. Samuel Huff; centerpiece, Francis Casey; centerpiece Sallie Fessler; corset cover with crocheted yoke, Mrs. Roy Gilbert. The lucky number for the buffet, which was presented by Bittle Bros, of Sch. Haven, will be drawn on Feb. 22nd. It is probable that this fire company will hold an ice cream supper on February 22nd but at this writing it was not definitely known. Veterans at Convention Many railroad veterans of town attended the Railroad Veterans' annual banquet and meeting in Scottish Rite Hall in Philadelphia on Saturday. A special train was run from Sch. Haven to Cressona after No. 11 on Sunday morning, to bring the veterans to Cressona. Those who attended the meeting were: Messrs. W. J. Ber-ger, Thomas Achey, Albert Spang, Continued on Page Six) BROTHERS TO CONDUCT HOTEL BUSINESS HERE Messrs. James and Martin Garret of Pottsville, entered the saloon business in Schuylkill Haven this week. The former will conduct the Edge-wood Hotel for Mr. Guy Baker and the latter will conduct the saloon on West Main street for W. G. Stitzer. Both will move their families and household goods to the respective properites shortly. ANOTHER CO. C MAN MUSTERED OUT John Webber of Market street, a member of Co. C, 103rd Engineers, who was injured on the knee by being struck with shrapnel at Fismes, on August 6th, arrived in the States and was sufficiently well to obtain his honorable discharge. He arrived home Tuesday and is kept bu -y telling of his experience. SAYS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE WHITE EASTER Sunday was ground hog day and according to old time tradition we will have a good shave of bad weather for the next six weeks as his hogship ce: tainlv did see his shadow on that day. Making inquiry of Gus Luc-ken bill, the town's weather prophet, a: to what weather was in store for us, he stated that the ground hog certainly was going to bring us some "awful" weather. He stated that ii the early part of the winter he, "Gus was badly fooled on the weather and so were many other weather prophets and many people. Gus states that the weather we should have had in January we arc- going to get in Spring. That we are going to have quite a severe, cold winter betore summer arrives, that it is going to be cold up until the middle of May and we are jjoing to have a frost on or about June 0th. For February we are to have all kinds of weather. We are to have snow on the 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21 and 22nd. We are to have a White Easter and on St. Patrick's Day we are also going to have snow. Gus concluded his weather predictions by repeating that when the time for Spring is here we will have winter weather. WE STRIVE TO MAKE THIS STORE YOUR SHOPPPING PLACE Just returned from New York with a full and most selective line of Spring and Summer Styles of Coats, Coat Suits, Capes and Dolmans; also silk and serge dresses and a most wonderful line of Skirts which will be coming in right along now. Be sure to look at our selective merchandise before buying elsewhere as prices and styles sure will astonish you. HARRY COOPER, Ladies' and Gent's Outfitter CITIZEN'S BAND TO (JIVE ANOTHER CONCERT The Citizen's Band is preparing a program for their coming concert to be given in the Euclid Theatre, Sat- urday evening, February 22nd. This will be tne tlura ot a series oi concerts tnis organization has arranged for. Tne -band wishes to extend its thanks to nT number of persons who without being solicited have made contributions to them The Town Council held a regular monthly meeting on Monday evening. The principal topic of discussion and the most important matter given consideration was the water question. A complete statement of this matter will be found in a special article in another column of this issue. Next in importance was the" matter of permanent improvement to Center Avenue, discussed upon the proposition to request state aid in making such improvement. The matter was brought before the council by Mr. I.engle, who felt that by reason of the announcement that the state intended to expend a considerable amount of money on roads, this borough should make an effort to procure some state aid. He referred to the stretch of road between the two state roads beginning at the Penna. arch on Center Avenue and ending near the First Reformed Church. Borough to Pay l2 the Cost The Solicitor explained that the borough can make application to the state for it to pay a portion of the improvement. That the state would pay one-fourth the cost, the county one-fourth and the borough would have to pay the other one-half, but that this only applied to a strip of road sixteen feet in length. Center Avenue being CO feet wid: and with pavements on each side, ten feet in width, would leave 40 feet to be improved. If state and county aid could be procured for 10 feet of the street there would remain a width of 24 feet which the borough would have to take care of itself. The borough can either pave or macadam this sec tion and charge the cost to the property owners in such proportions as it would see fit. Under the regular state law, the state highway commissioner can take any portion of a street and improve it as he sees fit. The Commissioner could take this piece of road, Center Avenue, 16 feet in width, and improve it at the expense of the state. Whether the state could be induced to take ahold of Center Avenue and have it improved, as stated, might depend to a certain extent of how much influence local persorfsB'ad with the administration. The minute the state would take con-(Continued on Page Five) SOLDIER BOYS RETURNED HOME Eugene Holtzer and Wilmer Cross-ley, two members of Co. C, 103rd Engineers, returned home to their parents, Thursday evening, arriving on the 5.45 Penna. train. Both were given honorable discharges. The former was gassed in action and the latter was wounded in the second battle of the Marne. While their arrival home was expected they surprised their folks by coming home at that hour as they were expected on the flyer. Everything reduced for the month of February. HARRY COOPER, Ladies' and Gent's Outfitter SPECIALS AT GEO. BUTZ'S STORE 205 Center Ave., Sch. Haven Soap, 6 pieces for 25c Com. Best 20c String Beans 15c Asparagus 19c Pine Apples 10c Sweet Potatoes 10c Ketchup, 15c size 10c Evaporated Apples 15c Soup Beans 10c Teco Pancake Flour 10c Many other specials at low prices. Also a full line of pretty and comical valentines. Feb"-It FIGURED IN SLIGHT AUTO ACCIDENT Undertaker C. G. Wagner figured in a slight auto accident this week when he lost control of his auto on Liberty street and ran into the fence near the Ulsh property. A bicycle, standing nearby was demolished. The auto was somewhat damaged. CO. C ENGINEERS MAY BE HOME IN MARCH From different letters received here from soldier boys, members of Co. C, it is learned that the boys, several weeks ago, were moving towards the coast, presumably, of course, with the intention of setting sail for homo and mother again. It is understood that the American army of occupation in France is being reduced from 30 to 13 divisions and that the 28th Division of which the 103rd Engineers are a part, has been released and is being sent back. They began early in January to march to a point where they will entrain for a port of embarkation and it has been hinted that they may arrive in the States, be honorably discharged and arrive home here in March. Sauer Kraut Lunch at Pellagoe's, Saturday Night. It LENT MAY DELAY LIBERTY LOAN Because the Lenten season this year does not end until April zii me overnment officials are seriously con-idering the advisability of postponing the next Liberty Ixian campaign from April 6 to April 21. Bankei-s lire urging the Treasury to make the interest on the next loan 43 or 5 per cent. STAMP SALE OF LAST WEEK The sale of War Savings Stamps last week in Schuylkill Haven amounted to 216 stamps of $1080. At the meeting of the War Council held Thursday evening the first steps were taken to provide a reception for the returning soldier boys and also, to possibly provide a memorial in their honor. A goodly number of members were in attendance. The first action was to decide to continue the,. War Council as an organization until all its work is completed. It was next decided to give the boys a reception and welcome home and a committee will be appointed by President Noecker to act in conjunction with the publicity and program committee and to report as to the nature and details of the affair proposed. Motion was also passed to have public meetings at least once a month between now and the time that all the boys get home, in the High School auditorium. To request some of the returned soldier boys to give their experiences and to have some other speakers, music and singing. The program committee, consisting of Messrs. Stanton, Richter, Reider, Kief-fcr and Reber, will have charge of these affairs. A motion was passed for the President to appoint a committee to receive suggestions as to a memorial for the" soldier boys and to consider the subject in all its details. On the subject of a memorial, quite a number of persons entered into the discussion. The Victory Hall or Community proposition appeared to appeal to the largest number of persons. Mr. Stauffer stated he held $600 from the former Community Hall Committee. Mr. Rowland stated he would be glad to renew his offer or dona tion of a site for the erection of the building. H. A. Reber spoke enthusiastically on the project. That he believed it would be possible to raise $25,000 to $50,000 for something of this kind, that he as well as many other men would feel like working harder for the success of this movement than anything he knew of. A communication was received from Lieut. J. O. Lessig suggesting that a tree be planted along the Canal street parkway for each and every local boy in the service. The President was also instructed to appoint a special committee on this subject to act in conjunction with the publicity committee. It was suggested that the arch on Main street be changed to extend a welcome home to the soldier boys who are returning right along. Matter given in charge of publicity committee. A committee consisting of F. Sherer, C. S. Detweiler, W. C. Kline and Vincent Dalton was appointed to keep in touch and tabs on the returning soldier boys and obtain their records and addresses. LEAPED TO DEATH FROM HOSPITAL WINDOW George Nauss, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Nauss, of Liberty street, whose death was announced in these columns last week, was buried last Tuesday. His death was a particularly sad one and the details of the same were not learned bv local relatives until sev eral days after the same. Mr. Naus took sick on Thursday and his attending physician urged him to go to the City Hospital in Johnson City. N. Y., realizing the symptoms of the dis-lease. Shortly after he was in the hospital, pneumonia developed and he became delirious. In his delirium he seized the wrist of the attending nurse who screamed and left his bed side. The orderly, hearing the scream of the nurse, came to the room and noticing the ipatient in his delirium, became frightened and instead of coming to his bedside, and attempting to quiet him, left the room. Mr. Nauss made for a window of his room which was on the third floor, opened it, and jumped to the pavement beneath. His lifeless body was picked up a moment later. Another sad feature of the death is that there is an increase expected in the family shortly and this was one of the reasons why the physicians urged his going to the hospital feeling that the wife could not properly minister to him. Besides the widow, one child, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Nauss, five brothers and seven sisters, also survive, namely Edward, Charles, Leon, Lester. Melvin. Mrs. Catharine Reigle, Mrs. Homer Snayberger, Mrs. Wm. Frey, Mary, Ella, Miriam and Alva Nauss. WANTED Experienced neck and arm laccr. ALBERTA KNITTING MILLS. jan.31-tf DURING OUR MIDWINTER SALE ONLY $20.00 Suits and Overcoats, $16.00 $22.50 Suits and Overcoats, $18.00 $25.00 Suits and Overcoats, $20.00 $28.00 Suits and Overcoats. $22.40 $30.00 Suits and Overcoats, $24.00 $35.00 Suits ami Overcoats, $28.00 BERGER & CO. The Dependable Clothiers WANTED Road Masters for South Manheim Twp. Apply to the Board of Supervisors. Feb.7-3t TO EMBARK IN BUTCHER BUSINESS D. F. Hoy of Main street will sometime this month embark in the butcher business and for a time will serve his customers from the butcher wagon. He may later open a butcher shop at the rear of his premises. Sauer Kraut Lunch at Dellagoe's, Saturday Nigh I. It - -1. If

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