Lancaster New Era from Lancaster, Pennsylvania on December 11, 1920 · 1
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I u s u I i LANCASTER COUNTYS . HOME NEWSPAPER t$t$T - m & y THE WEATHER Fair and somewhat colder tonight; Sunday, increasing cloudiness; moderate west to south winds. VOL. 1, NO. 206 Published Dally Except Sunday By The New Era Printing Company,-Ino. LANCASTER. PA.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 1 1. 1920. --tt -:-rrr r-.- Entered Ah Soeond Class flatter At Pont onice( Lancaster. Pa. THREE CENTS CITY EDITION HUNDREDS KILLED, 15,000 HOMELESS BY EARTHQUAKES - Villages .'In Southern Albanian District Are Destroyed. N TOWN OF TEPEUNI RUINED Dispatch Says ' Shooks - Continue. Tremors First ' Felt Sunday Caused Great Damage. Romo, Dec. 11. All the villages la the Tepelent "district, southern Albania, have been destroyed by a violent earthquake, according to an Avlona message to the Tempo today. Two hundred persons are reported killed, while 15,000 have ' been made homeless. The town of Tepeleni itself was completely razed. The message reports the shocks are continuing. Previous messages, orig rating In Avlona" on December 5, leported earthquake shocks n the Tepeleni district, rendering thousand homeless, but made no mention of casualties. TELLS THEORY . OF BOLSHEVISM i Dr. Daniel J. McCarthy Declares It Is Not Anarchy But Just A New Experiment. LAUDS LENINeT AS LEADER iCiwanis Clubs Trustees Close Session Here Will Boost International Meeting. Almost two hundred local and out-of-town Kiwanlans, Friday evening, at the concluding feature of the Kiwanis State Trustees Convention . at Hotel Prunswlck, heard a new exposition of bolshevism by Dr. Daniel J. McCarthy, of the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McCarthy spent practically the entire year 1915 In an official capacity in Russia and returned there in 1917 again under the auspices of the United States government. The speaker denied that Bolshevism is cnarchy, classing it as an experiment In government, just as democracy was jn earlier day. He Sald that It is cnly people of tn cities of Rust-la, in the main, who have suffered by it and that according to the scheme of communism there is no need for cities. Cities will disappear entirely, if Bolshevism succeeds in Russia," said the speaker. It will not be eradicated ' through any economic , war planned against it by, England or any other land, for .the communistic practice enables the country to take care of itself, without any dependence upon other nations. He said that only a few million of the. Bolshevists in the cities are suffering and that the peasants who constitute the greater part of the people fa. more than one hundred million are in much better circumstances today than under the regime of the Czar or any time in their history. He gave Lenine credit for having the best mind in Europe and felt that It would be hard for diplomats of other countries to antagonize him. He advised that te bars of America be put up for the time being against immigration, as a safety-first , measure, because of the horde of foreigners with their Bolshevistic ideas and principles who are seeking to find a home here and spread their nefarious doctrines in America. He stated that ' Bolshevism would not manifest Itself In the same way In the United States as it has done jn Russia, because Americans are a different sort of people. He felt that Martial Law In Bucharest; Bomb In Rumanian Senate Paris, Dec. 11. Bucharest, the capital of Rumania, Is under martial law, according to an official announcement made at the Rumanian legation last night. , This Is the result of disorders in the city which culminated Thursday in the explosion of a time bomb beneath the speakers' tribune of the Rumanian Senate. SEEK STATE LAW ON TOLL ROADS ' Directors Of. Lancaster Auto Club - Favor Action When Parties Disagree. FOR BETTER DETOUR SYSTEM No Fishing Sign Placed On Poorly Repaired Road Brings Results In Southern End. (Continued on Page 8, Column 5.) Lloyd George Cabinet Faces Crisis Upon Irish Question London, Dec. 11. Debate on the government's Irish policy is expected in the House of Commons by Liberal leaders Tuesday. Announcement of martial law in Ireland, made by Premier Lloyd George before the House yesterday, was accompanied by intimations that debate on the subject was not desired, but - it appears probable Commons may"be called to decide whether the cabinets plans shall be carried into execution without the acquiescence of the legislative branch. This question, should it come "to a vote, would test the stability of the Lloyd George cabinet. Advocating the passage of a bill in the next Legislature whereby County Commissioners will be given the power to appoint viewers when supervisors balk at selling roads, the directors of the Lancaster Auto Club will take the matter up with the Pennsylvania Motor Federation for the support of such a bill. Nine counties in the State still have toll roads and It is the purpose of the antolsts to wipe out this antiquated system of collection. Purchases of the Manheim and Lltitz, Manheim and Sporting Hill, Manheim and Old Line, and other turnpjkes in this county will be pushed under the proposed bill. The directors met Friday night and considered this and other questions vital to local motorists. Residents of Manheim and vicinity are complaining to the Club that they are paying toll under protest. They claim that the turnpike companies are willing to sell and that the county Is willing to buy, but the parties cannot agree on the price. A recommendation to State Highway Commissioner Sadler on the matter of detours was drawn up by the directors and will be forwarded to Harrisburg It reads as follows: Nothing is to be gained by complaining of detour conditions attending road construction work throughout the Statq during the season now drawing to a close, but it is not too early to urge that in preparation for the 1921 season this matter be given more serious consideration. The greatest annoyance to traffic is the lack of adequate detoUrs. There have been. detours In Pennsylvania this season that were barely passable In the best of weather and extremely dangerous at all times. There is a growing Insistence that adequate provision be made for the division of traffic around obstructed roads and that detours be not only plainly marked, but properly maintained. If it is "possible in no other way the engineers estimate of a job should be made to include maintenarice of the shortest detour. ) Fishing Sign Had Effect. The placing of a sign: "No Fishing Allowed on the much complained Noble road , between Bartville and Nine Points resulted in It being repaired. by the supervisors within 1 a few days, H. M. Homsher, df Bartville announced. The road from Quarryville to the Colerain State road was reported to be in bad condition by L. F. McAllister. A. B. Landis reported a bad EXPECT RECORD MAIL RUSH IN CITY SHORTLY Corps Of 30 Extra Clerks Are Engaged To I?sue Quick Service For Patrons. 0 EARLY IS URGED Every Parcel Will Be Delivered L f Christmas Day 9 Trucks Are Now On Duty Here. The Lancaster postoffice authorities have completed all arrangements for the quick handling of the Christmas mail business, which ba3 already opened up. A record will be established this year, it" is predicted. Mailing on Friday and today were exceptionally heavy. Last years business-was handled so efficiently that the Christmas morning delivery saw a full clean-up, and it is Intended that It shall be the same this year. Any mail received at the office by 7:30 A. M. Christmas Day will be delivered that morning. This does not mean that Lancaster residents are to mall Christmas presents that morning. It Is meant primarily for Aiail coming from other places. No deliveries will be made the day following Christmas, Sunday, December 26, for that will be a day of rest. Postmaster Spencer and his staff expect' the co-operation of the public in carrying out his plans for an expeditious delivery, of mail. Citizens are becoming educated to the fact that parcels should be wrapped securely, just as prescribed by postal regulations, also the weight and size limit should be known. That addresses should be plainly marked in ink must be fully understood by this time, with the senders name in the left-hand upper corner. Care as to the postage should be exercised, too. A, few years ago the postoffie'e was fairly overburdened, with badly addressed, Improperly wrapped packages, which could only be delivered after the Christmas rush. With the public co-operating this year there will be no such trouble. The post-office is delivering about 400 special delivery letters and parcels- aily now, and the number will increase materially as the Christmas Day draws nearer. ' One thing thfe postkl people want particularly Impressed on the public, and this is Mail Early. If possible, send oft packages now, ' especially if they have any considerable distance to go. Some people .have an idea that no matter how late1 they mail parcel post packages they will reach their destination before Christmas, which Is a mistake. A ' 30 Extra Men On Duty.. Postmaster Spencer has already secured the extra men needed, carriers and clerks, 30 in number They are former service men and college students, each of whom will be under $1,000 bond when called into service, which will be as needed, following the Increasing business. For delivery purposes four extra trucks will be put Into service, making nine in all. There are now three delivery windows open, and this number will be ' doubled. The incoming parcel post mall will be received at the new quarters now being fitted up In the School Administration Building, and which will be put into service on Monday. Packages will not be mailed there. . ' , Santa Claus Letters. ' . A few years ago a good many Santa Claus letters were received, sent in by kiddies who wanted something for Christmas. It was a ndyelty then, but when this worooff Old Santa got fewer letters, and by last Christmas they had dwindled to six. They were turned over to parties who looked aftei; the youthful writers. None have been received this year bqt any that come will be delivered to parties who will attend to the matter. Lancaster And Lebanon County Conferees,, Including 3 Women, . Meet In Harrisburg. Harrisburg, Dec. 11. Colonel Cleon N. Berntheizel, of Columbia, was today nominated by Republican conferees of Lebanon and Lancaster counties to be the Republican nominee for the State Senate to fill the vacancy, caused by the death of Senator Horace L. Ylaldeman. Lancaser had ten conferees, three of them women, this being the first time in the history of Pennsylvania that women participated as qualified representatives of a political committee, and Lebanon eight. Lebanon cast seven complimentary votes for William Coleman Freeman, of Lebanon, and one for Deputy Auditor General Gabriel H. Moyer, after which the nomination of Colonel Berntheizel w-as made unanimous. Miss Maude Haldeman, of Marietta; Miss Bessie Gingrich, of Lltitz, and Miss Lillian Evans, of Columbia, were the women conferees, representing the Lancaster County Republican Committee.- ' Local Conferees. The Lancaster county conferees were: Miss Maud Haldeman, of East Donegal township; Miss LilEan Evans, of Columbia; Miss Bessie Gingrich, of Lltitz; Dr. J. V. Dunlap, of Manheim; John R. Shirk, of West Cocalico; Harry E. Schock, of Mt. Joy; B. Frank Musser, of Mountville; Hon. Robert S. Conklin, of Columbia; Hon. M. R. Hoffman, of Mavtown, and Hon. ' B. Graybill Diehm, of Lititz. (Continued on Page 8, Column 6.) MANOR TURNPIKE COMPANY MUST REPAIR ITS ROAD . Harrisburg, Dec. 11. The Public Servile Commission today issued an order under which the Manor Turnpike Company, of Lancaster county, must repair its road within the next thirty days. SUGAR ESTABLISHES NEW LOW RECORD IN NEW YORK New York, Dec. 11. The raw sugar market continued to decline today with holders disposed , to liquidate even at the expense of prices. While there were, no sales below the four cents a pound level for Cubas they were offered at 3 cents a pound this morning without being taken, which is the lowest level touched so far this year. BERNTHEIZEL IS NOMINATED AS PARTY CHOICE Columbia Man Will Be Placed On Ticket As G. 0. P. Candidate For State Senatorship. SUCCESSOR TO H. L. HALDEMAN JAPANESE FEARFUL OF AMERICAN PLANS AND REJECT DISARMAMENT FEWER INDUSTRIAL MISHAPS REPORTED LAST NOVEMBER. Harrisburg, Dec. 11. November industrial accident reports received by the workmens compensation bureau show 198 deaths among 14,166 accidents. The reeprd of disabling accidents is 1,500 lower than for any month since May. The accident report for 11 months of this year shows 2,342 fatalities and 158,668 lesser accidents. ' HEAD CAVED IN BY HEAVY IRON Foreigner Injured At Baker Quarries, Billmyer, Dies In Columbia Hospital. WAS, KILLED WHILE AT WORK MM " Reports1 That Man Was Injured In A Fight Prove To Be Without Foundation. Columbia, Dec. 11. Peter Yaka-hide, a foreigner, who was admitted to the Columbia Hospital Wednesday night, suffering from a compound fracture of the skull, died in that in stitution last evening at 7 oclock without- regaining consciousness. When the foreigner was brought to the hospital he was reported to have had his skull fractured In a fight by being struck by an iron bar. Superintendent Longenecker, of the J. E, Baker 'Co., Billmeyer, where Peter was employed, informs us that the man was not hurt In a fight, but that he - sustained his Injury in an accidental manner. He was at work assisting to make repairs to some machinery when a heavy iron bar fell and struck him on the head inflicting the injury that proved fatal, This morning Undertaker Hawthorne, of Bainbridge, came to Columbia on orders from Mr. Longenecker, and removed the remains to Bainbridge for burial at the companys expense. The dead man is said to have relatives at Steelton. y NEW AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY r Association Of Nations Discussed By Senator Harding With Harvey In Marion, Ohio. HOOVER EXPECTED SUNDAY President-Elect Will Consider Versailles League With Its Friends And Enemies. Marion, Ohio, Dec. 11. Senator Harding ha3 invited William Jennings Bryan, former secretary of state in President Wilsons cabinet, to confer with him here on December 17, in regard to the plan for an association of nations. Marlon, Ohio, Dec. 11. Suggestions for a new American foreign policy, including the formation of an association of nations, were heard by President-elect Harding today from George Harvey, who was one of his close advisers in formulating his campaign policies on the Versailles league. Harvey came to Marion yesterday, and besides holding long conversations with the President-eleet today, it was said h might remain until next week to give his advice as the administration program develops. Mr. Harding has indicated that even the groundwork for the association of nations is yet to be laid ,and that ho begins his promised meeting of minds here without a definite plan, in asking advice he will seek a program behind which there is some assurance of a united country, rather than an attempt 'to put forward any specification of his own. Bound up in this is the suggestion of whether the United States should enter the Versailles league on any terms, and before Mr. Harding makes his decision he will talk with those who favor going in without reservations as well as those who favor staying out entirely. Harvey belongs to the latter class, while Herbert Hoover, who will be here tomorrow, was a leader of thq pro-league group. Objections Are Stated By Viscount Ishii In , League Sessions. DUTCH TROOPS FOR VILNA United States Invited To Choose Man For Committee That Will Study Opium Traffic. Geneva, Dec. 11 (By the Associated Press). Japan cannot reduce its armaments as long as the United States is increasing its Viscount Kikujiro Ishii, of the Japanese delegation, said at a meeting of the armaments committee this afternoon when the question of disarmament was under discussion. CONSTANTINE OF GREECE CONSTANTINETO RESUME THRONE Government Will Send War Ships To Venice To Escort Him And His Family To Athens. TWO COMPANIONS ARE BANNED WAR VETERANS PARADE IN PHILADELPHIA FOR BONUS Philadelphia, Dec. 11. Thousands of war veterans who favor a bonus marched down Broad Street today, to give impetus to the movement here. The parade was under the direction of the Combined! Veterans Conference. The organizations favor a iState bonus of $150 and a National bonus of one dollar a day for each days service, and an additional $100 for those who went over the top abroad. Woundfed .veterans of the World War, G. A, R. veterans and the war mothers had the honor places in the parade. The American Legion had a separate division in line. Military and naval officers reviewed the parade. FIRST SOCIALIST MEETING , IN JAPAN SOON STOPPED Toklo, Dec. 10. (By the Associated Press.) The first attempt to hold a mass meeting of Socialists representing all parts of Japan was ljroken up by the police today. -Five hundred persons were present at the meeting but of these about half were plain clothes policemen and there were 200 policemen in uniform. When the firs speaker commenced his address an officer ordered the crowd to disperse and it obeyed, the Socialists singing revolutionary songs. Ten were arrested and 30 detained provisionally. Prof. Streit, Reputed Pro-German, And Capt. Paparrigopoulos May Not Accompany Him. Lucerne, Switzerland, Dec. 11. (By the Associated Press.) Official notification of the result of the plebiscite in Greece and an invitation to return to Athens and ascend the Greek throno immediately were received by Former King Constantine this morning. The Greek government notified Constantine it will have a Greek cruiser and an escort of warships to .receive him and his family at Venice on Wednesday. Because of the health of Queen Sophia, plans wrere made for Constantine and hie 'family to travel by way of Brindisi, but, on account of the arrangement made for his return, his plans have been changed and the family will leae Lucerne probably on Monday. Prof. Georgios Streit, former foreign minister and Constantines chief adviser during his exile, who Is reputed to be pro-German, and Captain Stefan Paparrigopoulos, commandant in the Greek navy and Constantines aide de camp, are prohibited from returning to Greece by the Greek government In the telegram inviting Constantine to return. PLANT FOR MANUFACTURE OF BOMBS FOUND IN DUBUN Dublin, Dec". 11 A plant for the manufacture of bombs was discovered in a raid today on a bicycle repair shop in Parnell street; in the heart of Dublin. Large quantities of arms, ammunition, bombs and gelignite were seized. Three men were arrested, one of whom was wounded while attempting to escape. Geneva, Dec. 11 (By the Associated Press). Disarmament in three stages is the substance of the recommendation the committee on armaments will make to the League of Nations assembly. The first stage will be marked by an agreement among the powers to make no increases in armaments. The second stage of the recommended procedure is a gradual reduction in armaments. The third stage will be general complete disarmament except as arms aia needed for police purposes. M. Doret, delegate from Haiti, succeeded iff securing the adoption by the committee this morning of an amendment providing that the council of the league will inaugurate a campaign for disarmamert minds as he put it, meaning the preparation of the younger generation for the new order of things by proper education in the schools. Committees of the assembly of the League were called into session this jnorning, and meeting of the assembly was deferred until 4 oclock today. It was anticipated that when the assembly met decision will be made on the manner of choosing the four electhe members of the council of the league. It has been decided by the commission on technical organizations to send the United States a special invitation to name a member of the International advisory committee which will tudy the question of opium traffic. Conditional accceptance by Holland of the invitation of the League to contribute a part of the! military force to be sent by the League to the Vilna district for the" plebiscite was announced today. The acceptance is subject to the passage of suitable legislation by the Dutch parliament. Washington, D. C., Dec. 11. Representative Masan, of Illinois, today made public a cablegram sent by him to Paul Hymans, president of the League of Nations, appealing for support of the League in the effort of the commission of the committee of 100 investigating the Irirh question to send a special investigating body to Ireland. Representative Gable, In his cablegram, w-rote that in the present instance ..he League of Nations is afforded an extraordinary opportnni-y to prove to Americans its freedom from British domination by Inducing the British government to permit the truth to be known to America as to conditions in Irelarid. AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY , SUSPENDS MANY EMPLOYES. New York, Dec. 11 Working forces of the American Railway Express Company are being reduced throughout the country because of a general slump in business, it was announced today at the companys .headquarters. How many employes are affected could not be learned. New Grace Lutheran Church Chimes Will Peal Tonight Pealing forth their first message to Lancastrians, the new chimes,, consisting of ten bells, presented to Grace Lutheran church, North Queen and Jame3 streets, by the late J. Frederick Sener, a trustee" for many years, In loving memory of his family, will be played tonight from 8 to 8:30 'oclock. A professional chimerj M. H. Mettee, of Christ Church, Baltimore, will give the concert, which, will be followed by others on Sunday morning from 9 to 9:30 oclock; 10:15 to 10:45 oclock and Sunday evening from 7 to 7:30 oclock. Concerts will also be given Monday noon from 12 to 12:30 oclock and Monday evening, from 8 to 8:30 o'clock. Each concert will consist of 10 numbers, " including some of the well-known Lutheran hymns. The hells will be dedicated at the morning service Sunday. The dedicatory sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Charles L. Fry, of Philadelphia, formerly of Trinity church, this city. .The Rev. Albert J. Reichert, of Christ Lutheran church, this city, will be in charge of the ser- (Continued on Page 10, Column 1.) PENNSYLVANIA FARMERS PLOWING DURING DECEMBER Harrisburg, Dec. 11. Probably more December plowing is being done in the southern and central counties of Pennsylvania now than known for a long time. Reports coming here indicate that farmers are taking advantage of open weather conditions to turn over the ground as much as possible before winter comes. Secretary of Agriculture Fred Rasmussen says this plowing is really a part of the fall plowing and that the more of it the better for agriculture. In some sections tractors are at work In the fields and the plans are to keep going until snow commences to .fly. , ' j LOCAL TEMPERATURE. The local temperature for today as recorded at Demuths was as follows: 6 a. m., 39; 9 a. m., 40; 12m., 40; 2 p. m., 40- Paradise Man Is One Of Seven 1 Killed On Rails At Whitford Seven Pennsylvania railroad workmen, among wjiom was Harry Rapp, of Paradise, were instantly klll.ed Friday night when a shifting engine struck them as they were working to clear away a . wreck nea; Whitford, ten miles east of Coatesville. Harry Rapp, aged 22, was killed instantly, when he was struck on the head. Charles Cooper, Henry Taylor, Oliver Coleburn and Bartholomew Purcell, all of Malvern; Frank Landis Morstein and Nicola Di Danato, Downingtown, , were also killed outright. Three other men were seriously injured, one of whom is not expected to live, according to the report of attending physicians. The men, members of a wrecking crew, were on the main track, clearing away a wreck caused earlier In the day at a spot between Whitford and Whitland. None of the men apparently beard the oncoming shift ing engine, which was running backward. The engine- plowed through the group of men, killing seven Instantly and badly injuring three others. As a freight train was passing on another track at the time of the accident, it is believed by railroad officials that the noise was so great that the crew did not hear the backing engine until too late to escape- The first wreck occurred early Friday afternoon, and the work crew which went to work early in the afterhoon had nearly completed the job when the accident occurred. Relief trains were hurried to the scene of the accident from Downingtown, Coatesville and Paoli. Harry Rapp, of Paradise, was married for about one year. Ills widow was Miss Coble, who survives him, i and one child, as well as his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rapp, of Paradise. CHILE WILL MAINTAIN ITS MEMBERSHIP IN THE LEAGUE. Santiago, Chile, Dec. 10. Chile will maintain its membership in the League of Nations in conformity with the well defined policy under which it entered, although recognizing at the same tidies as do the other nations which form the league the high motives which have served as a basis for the proposals formulated by Argentina In the assembly, said a statement issued by the ministry of foreign affairs tonight. CONGRESS WILL CUT HOLIDAY RECESS TO EXPEDITE WORK. Washington, D. C., Dec. 11. Congress, or at least the House, may forego most of its Christmas recess this year to expedite its w-ork. Members of the House steering committee said today that it is the Intention to adjourn December 23 and resume work the following Monday, and to adjourn the Thursday before New-Years Day and return the following Monday. P" asa. ; (

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