The Daily News from Lebanon, Pennsylvania on June 5, 1918 · 5
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The Daily News from Lebanon, Pennsylvania · 5

Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, June 5, 1918
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LEBANON DAILY NEWS, LEBANON, PA. PAGE FIVE WEDNESDAY EVE., JUTE 5, 191 MEN OF MEADE TRAINING CAMP LEAVE TO FIGHT Camp Meade, Admiral, Md., June 4.--Instructors at the officers' training school are more anxious to fight than to continue lecturing. The Indications are that the faculty will go to the front, leaving the students to continue under new instructors appointed to day to fill out the coure. $?oan vwy member of the instruct-"S ?t& was assigned to some regiment on detached service at the school, but none wishes to continue v school while his - unit goes to I'."ance. The candidates themselves will have the choice of staying at school and winning a commission or of going back to their old units as sergeants. Knowing that the enormous expansion of the army now under way will create a great demand for officers, the candidates, with few exceptions, intend to study on and try to qualify, realizing that they will thus render a more urgent service than going to France as sergeants. The new faculty of the school follows: Commandant, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick R. DeFuniak; senior instructor, Major Joseph W. Clegg; adjutant. First Lieutenant Francis W. Hughes; instructors. Captains Ran-son E. Wilcox, Louis E. Lamborn, First Lieutenants Lea A. Darley, Osborne T. Biddle, WiUtem I. Sherwood, Henry S. Evans Eugene H. Southall, Clyde R. Fasdick, Second Lieutenants George R. Roberts and Bethal A. Simmons. ' More than 3,500 soldiers were transferred to other camps from May 27 to June 1, inclusive, according to an announcement made today. The outgoing movement was one of the largest in the history of the cnmp. From all parts of the country uen are arriving, some remaining only two days. At the same time that men from this camp were arriving at Jacksonville, Fla., mon from there were being sent here. President Wilson will greet the boys from Camp Meade aud the on-listed men in camps In and around Washington, Saturday, June 8, at the White House lot. It will he a memorable day for the men in the uniform, and it will be particularly significant for the 79th Division, since Kenneth Clark and the choristers from camp are cheduled to take & prominent part in the program. The event will be in the nature of a reception by the President, Secretary of War Balder and. Secretary of the Navy Daniels, besides other high officials of the Government. Oeneral Nicholson, Colonel Tenny Ross, chief of staff, and 60 other high officers of the camp, including all unit commanders, sat around tables in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium and received over the especially installed wires of the Signal Corps reports as to the first Jay's "engagement" of the 79th Division in contact with an imaginary enemy retreating from the Washington-Baltimore Boulevard to the Ellicott CityOakland Mills road, about 10 miles off. The division itself did not actually figure in the war game, but signal nen, scouts, battalion commanders, liaison officers and patrols operated Just as if a real pursuit of a real enemy was being carried out by the real men of the Liberty Division. Real messages ticked over the wires; orderlies moved, from one table to another, and advances and repulses were scored on the map. Outside the "Y" building stod long lines ot automobiles and horses. The scene was Just as it might have been, and as it soon will be at the headquarters of the 79th Division somewhere in France, somewhere in Belgium or possibly somewhere in Germany. It was a pleasant little game because it was all based on the theory that the enemy was retreating. Later the officers may carry out on the ground the details of this big field problem. Knights of Columbus, completed arrangements today for trolley service from Baltimore and Washington on Sunday morning early enough for the big military mass to be held on Liberty Feld with Cardinal Gibbons as the central figure and witm many impressive features. The Camp Meade branch of the Holy Name Society will be formally instituted at the field mass. Already over 4,000 have signified their intention of Joining. OFFICERS SHIFT TO LEE Newly-Commissioned Men From Other Camp9 Assigned for Drills. Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va., June 4. Thirty-seven of the newly commissioned lieutenants from the third officers' training school of Camp Meade, with officers from the schools at Camp Sheridan, Travis, Funstou and Dix, wore affected by an order issued today, detailing 50 officers to etvoa of the infantry Tegimenta. Th-is oftlffWs t-11 be used for drill and training the regiments to enable part of the company officers to devote their time to the proper equipping of the men. The hwteV house will tsresfter be closed at 8:30 P. M.; women will not be allowed in the camp after 9 P. M. exrept when in attendance at the Liberty Theatre, from which they wfli directly (proceed beyond th limits of the camp. Lieutenant rolonel Fronk, medical reserve corps, was today detailed as camp surgeon, and Major David N. W. Grant, medical reserve, as assistant camp surgeon. The divisional band concerts will ha resumed Friday evening at the band stand in front of headquarters. The ceremonies in connection w-lth the granting of citizenship to over 00 foreign soldiers which was to have been held tomorrow morning, has been postponed until Monday, as Judge Waddell was thrown out of an automobile and severely hnrt today. He had expected to preside over the ceremony. Private James Lyle Colling, of the lStb. Infantry, and Misa Nellio Ban croft were iarrled at fhe Knights of Columbus Building by Rev. M. V. Corrlgan, chaplain. The couple are from Troy, O. Private William Spencer Ott, of the 112th Engineers, and Miss "Colletta G. Keough, of Cleveland, were also made one. Col. Frank Evans Spoke to Employes Of Bethlehem Co. (Continued from Page One). western front in Northwestern France after more than three years of active service, is touring the United States in the interests of the Allied cause. The gopne was Bethlehem field. Third and Green streets, and the picture which was presented by the several thousand men and women, Just from the offices, mills and shops wag one that will continue long in the memory of the participants. Inspiring Address. Col. Evans in an impassioned talk In which he spoke plainly and at first hand of tiho conditions existing In Europe today and of the inpera-Uve need of unitej and continued effort hare on part Cf those whose duty it is to remain at home and do their full share in seeing to it that the American boys "over there" want for nothing that will contribute to their successful waging of the war against Germany. Those at Home. "The reason why the American soldier boy Is happy all day long and never once shirks his duty in front line trench and training camp on the mud covered battlegrounds of France," Col. Evans declared, "Is because he has confidence in you. He knows you will not let him down and I don't believe you will. His aim and prayer is that he may live up to the standard you have fixed for him and in so doing he is ready to make any sacrifice, even the supreme sacrifice of yielding up his life, in order that you at home his father, mother, sister and sweetheart may be safe. Therefore it is most important that you shall continue to maintain the nigh standard which you have fixed for yourself in your united efforts in support of the government by giving, full measure and unstinted, your very best services in the work you are doing. You should determine that your aim shall be not only 100 per cent but 100 per cent plus. In efficiency. Your boys over there are working, fighting and dying, not for money, but in support of the principles of righteousness and democracy. Are you not willing to yield something that they may continue to be encouraged In their sacrificial duty." Pledge Renewed. Of commanding presence, an eloquent, forceful speaker Col. Evans quickly gained and held throughout, the undivided attention of his audience and the response to his call for the renewal of the pledge of support which came at the close of his address was unanimous. Scored the Kaiser. Col. Evans showed an intimate IrnnnrleHs-n Tint, onlv of the conditions in war-torn Europe, but also the incidents leading up to tine war ana he excoriated the Kaiser and his associates in placing the responsibility on their unholy ambitions. As to the ultimate outcome of the war and victory for the Allies he had no doubt. Patriotic Song and Yell. Previous to the appearance of Col. Evans, who was escorted by John Penn Brock, -general manager of the Lebanon plants, and George Funda, in charge of the Bethlehem company's welfare service, the big audience sang patriotic songs to the music of the Bethlehem steel band and ler by an octette of male voices. This feature of the meeting was in charge of Edgar Culliney, who proved to be a most capable cheer leader, in having the big audience Join in giving the Bethlehem company yell, "Horroy. Horray. U. 8. A. U. S. V Horroy, Horray, U. S. A. U. S. A. Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem Steel. Motor trucks were used in bringing employee to the meeting from the 'distant plants. Distributing Costumes To Swatara Members For Scranton Parade The local Scranton Great Council meeting committee of Swatara Tribe, No. 276, Red Men, has been notified of ac hange of meeting place for the council sessions from the New Academy building to the Majestic Theatre, and that because of the late aT-rivai of the Lebanon contingent, which is scheduled to reach Scranton at 12.28 o'clock, noon, the parade will not start until 2.30" o'clock. This will give the Lebanon boy3 plenty of time to secure dinner. tTp to this time a total of 125 costumes have been Issued and as many mere are expected to go out Friday evening. Will Meet To Arrange Fo: Farmers' Institutes The County Board of Farmers' Institute Managers, will meet at the County Commissioners' office on the second Tuesday of June, to arrange for the place where Institutes are to be held this season. Ail people who desire institutes, ought to attend thi meeting and present their claims. This Board Is composed of the local member of Agriculture, and one representative from each County Agricultural Society, the Pomona Grange, County Alliance and other kindred organirations. Will meet In Room No. 4. of Court house, at 9.30 A. M. June 11, 1918. ' j JAS. KNIGHT CONDUCTED OWN CASE AT COURT Charged With Driving Auto With 1917 License Tags. ON MARCH 14 LAST Attorney Knight Is a Member of the Oklahoma Bar. Because he operated his automobile In taking it from the Snyder garage at Palmyra to his home In Bachmansville, on March 14, last, without first changing the 1917 license tags Joseph G. Knight, a member of the Oklahoma bar, now living at Bachmansville, appeared before Judge Henry In defending a prosecution for violation of the act of Assembly. Conducting his own case, which came beore the Court on an appeal from the Judgment of Squire Snavely, of Palmyra, who had imposed a fine of ten dollars and costs, Knight testifed that as early as January 2, 1918, he had secured by Che payment of the regular fee his 1918 license tags. He said the car had been in the Snyder garage since the fall of 1917 for repairs; that there had been a dkpute concerning the charges with the result that he had been required to institute on act In replevin in order to recover the machine on March 14. He declared he lhad fully Intended to take the 1918 tags with him when he left home for the carearly that morning but forgot them. Judge Henry at the conclusion of the testimony took the papers and reserved his decision. Paroled by Judge. Adam Zewlch pleaded guilty to assault and battery and m the plea of his attornew, L. Saylor Zimmerman, was paroled by the Court. Grand Jury's Report. The June grand Jury completed its work on Tuesday afternoon and presented its final report, showing it had considered sixteen bills of Indictment ot which eleven were returned as true bills and five Ignored. The Jury also Included the following comment In its presentment: "We find that a number of the cases brought before it are trifling and should be settled by the alderman or Justice of the peace." Judge Henry thanked the Jury for the ex peditious manner In which it did its work and excused its members from further attendance on the Court. Close of Court. The end of the June term came today with the conclusion of the trial of Joe Kish, of East Lebanon, on a charge ot rape, on oath of Fred Bukalsh. E. D. Siegrist and W. G. Light, esqs., were opposing counsel in the case. , Statutory Ilaps A plea of guilty of statutory rape wa-s entered this momtng by Raymond! Blantz, who was &Cmsfl by Pauline Border. Former District At torney Paul G. Adams represented the accused. Costs Divided. In the case of Frank and Jacob Scbaeffer. of this city, charged, with aggravated assault and battery the Jury returned a verdict of not guilty and divided the costs between Frank Scbaeffer and Louis Martin, the prosecutor. PINEGROVE George S. Scheirer, of Reading, visited his son, William Scheirer, the marble and granite cutter, and Mrs. Scheirer, at their borne in the Annex, for a few days. Mrs. William L. Scheirer, a daughter-in-law, and her two interesting sons, Robert and Richard, also visited the family a few days. Many farmers complain of a poor corn showing thus far. The grains laying in the ground would not germinate and a number will have to replant their fields. County Far mAgent W. F. Bollinger and Paul Fehr, a leading Washington township farmer, were In town on Monday on a business mission. Howard New, merchant at Dow, Wayne township, transacted business in town, Monday. Miss Iva Miller, of Tremont, visited her sister here for a day. Miss Fannie Fehr, teaching at Llewellyn, Branch township, was at home on Sunday for a brief visit. Norman D. Reber and family and H. F. Reber and wife and Miss Miller autoed to Tower City on Sunday on a brief visit to relatives. Dr. John Sutton took a trip to Minersvills and the Heckscherville Valley last Sunday. Among the early producers of strawberrlesare Dr. John E. Schaef-fer, Henrv Wagner and Ellsworth Batdorf, of DeTurksville, and their fruit is coming to the town markets. The infant chil dof Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Witmer, residing with the parents of Mr. Witmer, died fronran enlargement of the glands of the neck. It was aged two month and 17 days. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery of town. Rev. Dennis Siple. of Summit Station,- officiated, and Funeral Director Henry L. Snyder had charge. Edward Hiller. of DeTurksville, and Miss Lizzie Helnback. of Paradise, and Solomon Schneck. of Pine-grove, and Miss Annie Neidig, of Paradise, visited relatives at Harris-burg last Sunday. They had a delightful time and made the trip in the Miller and Schneck autos. I. B. Shuey Appointed Township Auditor Tuesday afternoon, in open court. preen;ea tne petition or electors "i union townsnip, asmng xor me appointment of Irwin B. Shuey as a member of the board of township auditors, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ellas G. Adams. Judge Henry made the appointment. Isaac Rabold Confined To His Residence Isaac Rabold. or 803 North Seventh street, is confined to his residence Buffering acutely from an attack of rheumatism. He is under the care of the family physician. Those Who Conceal Contagious Diseases Liable to Arrest C. W Wehhert Fsn of Harris- ihiife. fJenernl Insnector and Solicitor ot the Pennsylvania Department of Hps an, was a visitor in ioanon on T:;i9inv. In hehalf nf the State Wenlf-fc Dennrtment he insists UDOn the arrest of physicians and others who fail to respond ana tinia con ceal contagious diseases of all kinds. He transacted general tusi- ness during his atay. Train of Soldier3 Passed Through City A special train, containing three cars, crowded with uniformed ol- diers, passed through Lebanon about 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. While the train went straight through n0 one here was appraised of the ctastination of the train, it Is said that the soldiers were en- route to a camp near Gettysburg. The soldiers cheered lustily as they passed through and attracted considerable attention. Brightbill's Store The following ipeople called on Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Gassert on Friday evening; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Arnold and son, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Gassert and Bon, Mr. and Mrs. William Peifer, Calvin Gassert, Mr. and Mrs. George Gassert, Mrs. Jonathan Troutman, Robert Ga3sert, Mrs. Jeremia Gassert. Miss Grace Gaasert Mlsg Alice Maze, Mrs. Leon Gassert, Mr. and Mrs. William Batdorf and Miss Nellie Batdorf. Mrs. James Brightbill made a trip her brother who left for Camp Mead on Saturday morning. Many relatives and frlendg attend ed the funeral of George Kline, Kutz- town, on Saturday. Adam Gassert, an aged veteran who died suddenly, was buried in the burying grounds at Freystown Meet ing House on Memorial Pay. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gassert and children Grace and Loon. Edna Carlo If. and John Oarloff, of Kutztown, mado a trip to Allentown, where they expect to stay several days. Diphtheria quarantines have been removed from the various homes in Kutztown with om exception. TRIM TOMC MINUS SLEEVES We Biusi all "go In for ging-nam" if it's only a sleeveless tunic like this one What could bo gayer or more patriotic than this trig little garment, guiltless of trimming except tor pipings of plain color about the plaid, and the Jplly roses embroidered on the ;wo patch pockets at the front Worn over a blouse of sheer or gandie with a eklfi of white lino tbla It as ideal aummer costume J An In nseeking an extremely serviceable yet economical car for these clnys of National thrift you can well regard the new Oakland Sensible Six as the type that most completely meets your needs. Its overhead-valve, high-speed 44 h. p. engine and scientifically designed, well balanced chassis offer you maximum ability and reliability at minimum cost to own and to operate. Touring Car . , Roadster . . . , HUNS START PEACE OFFENSIVE ANEW BY ARTHUR E. MANN, (United Press Staff Correspondent) London, May 18 (By Mail)). Germany is always on the offenslvo, When Hindenhurg and Ludendorff aren't throwing their troops against tha Allied line in France and Bel-glum the enemy propaganda agents In Switzerland ere besieging neutral and Allied opinion with insidious stories of the Central powers' peaceful Intentions. The latter Campaign Is being reckoned with renewed vigor, according to official reports. Anticipating the onforced cessation of the We3t front battle, Germany and Austria have sent additional legions of peace mongers to Switzerland and these arc now engaged in the peace "ofien-Kive." Emperor Karl Is personally represented by a very active agent named Bamburger, who is concentrating principally on Italy. He is industriously putting out stories that the much advertised prospective Austrian offensive will take place only if Italy refuses to consider "reasonable" terms Irom her enemies. So far he is not meeting with much suo-ce;s. The Italians are confident of victory If the Austrians attack. Their, positions have benn splendidly organized both for defense and offense and this time there are hardly likely to be any Germans to assist the forty Austrian divisions on the line. SAME OLD GAMR. The German agents are playing the same old game of putting out fanciful peace terms. The latter include the evacuation of Belgium and France, the return of the German colonies, no Indemnities, and a discussion of the future of French Lor-ra,ine. These are more ,or less hackneyed propositions, but there is an interesting addition which is rather significant. The agents say Germany wants to discuss the question of a "revision" of the Hrest-Lltovsk treaty. There is sufficient evidence already at hand to prove that Germany has no desire to "revise" the treaty sgainst herself if she can help it, but the political leaders are beginning to worry about the unfavorable imwession the treaty has made not only throughout the rest of the world but within the Central emplret as well. The German Idea la to get a revision of the treaty which will be sanctioned by the .allies in order to strengthen the Pan-German and military parties against the growing opposition of the liberal and radical Reichstag group and particularly of Austria-Hungary. WOI5 SHIP LUDEXDOItFF. Another new feature of the German propaganda is the glorification of Ludendorff. Hindenburg, who has in the past been advertised as tha rough, overbearing military hero, is now pushed into the background, and Ludendorff brought forward, not primarily as a great soldier but as a great statesman a second Bismarck. The German game here is very evident. The Junkers hope, when they have no further use for Ludendorff as a fighter, to introduce him into Efficient Family Being impressively quick, flexible and dextrous, this Oakland is a car ot such excellent performance as well as of such line appearance that it attracts favorable attention wherever It goes. It provides full family comfort Inside its roomy body, fitted with wide seats and swung on long, slow-acting springs. View Its value at our showroom. Sedan $1,2.10 F. O. II. Pontine, Mich. ., .91,0.10 , , .$1,050 IDEAL AUTO 21 South Ninth Strand. politics as the man who will nego tiate a "strong peace for Germany, If he can't altogether help them out of the military mesa they want him to stand between them and tho more moderate German politicians. The Allies' reply to these latest peace ef.orta of the Central power3 is simply a reiteration of their previous replies; - "Germany knows pretty well what our terms are. If she has any concrete proposals to make, she must put them forward through the legitimate diplomatic channels in plain, unmistakable terms. Until then, war!" Wm. Shaak Returned Heme To Recuperate William Shaak, of Twelfth and Chestnut streets, has returned here from Phoenixvlile, where he had been employed as a bollermaker for several years. Mr. Shaak is not In the best of health at present and returned here for treatment. Trcas. Ililkrt Inspected Eby Co. Bologna Plant John H. Hilbert, credit man for Morris r Company, the Chicago meat packers, and treasurer of the Eby Bologna company, spent Tuesday here In an inspection of the Eby com pany's new riant at Avon. He expressed his pleasure at the completeness of the plant and the condition of the company's business as conducted by David B. Buck, the secretary, of this city. Mr. Hilbert left In the evening for Roanoke, Va. Hebrew Ladies' Aid Held Last Meeting For Summer Members of the Ladies' Aid of the Young Men's Hebrew Association, held their last meeting for the summer, in the cozy rooms of the Association in the Nutting building, at Eighth and Cumberland streets, on Friday evening. Various matters were discussed and the meeting was interesting. The ladies will not resume their gatherings until the heated season is over. Prof. Lehman and Wife Guests of Miss Horner Prof, and Mrs. J. E. Lehman, of Annville, are the guests of Miss May Hcrner at her home at Hatton. Miss Horner was the teacher of Domestic Arts at the Annville High School during the past winter. She had been a missionary to Africa two years ago and had come to America for a fur lough and fully intended to return within a year but war conditions prevented this, and she now expects to leave on June 8. OAKLAND SENSIBLE SIX Car CO. Twenty-Year-Old Lad, Six Feet, One Inch Tall, Weighing 214, Er.!::t3 "Hully gee! where's the circus, asked a colored fellow Tuesday af tcrnoon who was trying" to enlist at the HaiTlsfiurg Army ReriiJtlnf Station, when Edgar U. Forry, 21) years old, of this city, walked Into ths offlcs and asked to Join tho Coast Artillery. Korry is six foet, one and one-halt Inches in height and weigh 214 pounds. Forry lives at 765 Church street. If o came to Harrtaburs yes terday morning with his mother, who Is only five feet tall, to enlist. Forry claimed his father was six feet seven Inches tall. '- Forry said that he felt It his duty to try his luck in the army together with the rest. "The only thing," hs aid, "if they get mo in the trcneho there is so much of me that a German could hardly miss me." He waa forwarded to the Columbus barracks lato last evening. LATEJEWS 5rc'l1 tu News by TJnltM Pre.) San FrHPflafo, .Tune) 4. Company of ficials and t:lerk who Jormewy were operator, today manned wires of he Postal Telegraph company here. Five operators remained when seventy-five were TJmlssed at five p. m. yesterday for declaring membership in the Commwrffil Telegraphers' Union, union leaders wld. New Vorki June 4. It ws reported at Marine headquarters here today tjjBt the f-'avamiah liner City cf (VJinrliiis. with passpnjjei-a and rrew wife, had arrived at Vineyard! Haven, .Mass, New Vork, June 4. On of the life boats of the missing steamer Carolina, which is believed destroyed by a Hiihmarlne, has been picked up. it wai reported here today. The boat was empty. New York, June 4. The port of New York has been re -opened, it '.vas announced at headquarters of tli Third Naval District today. New York, Jim 4. The cotton mar ket opened rteady. July $21.48, up three; Otolx-r 22.85, off 13. Dwember R22.B5, off six, January $22.48, off two. Washington. June 4. Xo new re-ports of sinkings or attacks by tho German I'-boats off the Alnerican coiLKt had reached the navy department up to mid-forenoon today Secretary of tho Xavy Daniels stated. Ho alio said there is no Information concerning the reported capture of one of the raiders. Th deartment does not intend at this time, however, to make any official announcement if a C-boa is captured or sunk lest it prove cf military advantage to the enemy. 1 - READ NEWS WATT ADS,

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