The Evening News from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on October 26, 1939 · Page 6
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, October 26, 1939
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PAGE" 5IX THE EVENING NEWS, HARmSBURG, PENNA.,. THURSDAY, OCTOBER '26, Reorganization of Liquor Board Will Affect 1100 A thorough reorganization of the State Liquor Control Board, affecting the number of the salaries of the 1100 persons in the board's administrative offices, is under way today as the result of the recent unification of authority in the board's new secretary and executive director, Thomas D. Frye, of Philadelphia. All of the administrative jobs and those held in the 580 State stores have been filled from the board's civil service lists. There are 2400 liquor store employes, but Secretary Frye said today they would not be affected by the pres ent survey he is making. The State liquor store monopoly does a business of $78,000,000 a vear and Chairman Walter H Hitchler believes that it should be run efficiently and economically. Secretary Frye, paid a $ 7500 salary, has been clothed with additional powers as executive director by the chairman, who believes that the new secretary's long .experience in State offices and private industry have fitted him for the task. ' Making General Survey "We are making a general and complete survey of all functions of the Liquor Control Board, its organizational set-up and its per sonnel to determine what is being done, how it is being done, what it costs and whether there are better methods of doing it," the secretary said. The position of executive director has never existed .before and it is merged with the work of the secretary. Since last January, the board has been without a secretary, an employe from the offices having served as acting secretary. Secretary Frye explained that one of the important parts of the inquiry and the impending shakeup, is the long-delayed personnel inventory and salary reclassification program. The Board last January started this phase of the work after Governor James summarily canceled 300 salary adjustments made for administrative employes In the main offices of the Junior A uxiliary Members Enjoy Halloween Party loir r :vtM t: Y . j Board, who had been promoted some , months before to higher positions, , but not paid the salary tney rated in tneir new places. Protest Had Been Made The present Governor held these adjustments to have been pay raises, which Governor George H. Earle had approved on his last day in office. A. protest was raised by the State. County and Municipal Workers, a CIO union that has considerable strength among the Board workers. It was contended that the increased pay was not a salary boost as such. but had been coming to the pro moted employes tor some time. "The personnel inventory has been a sadly neglected matter." the Secretary said, ' and it is being given immediate attention in con nection with the general survey in the otilces. . Frey came here last Tuesday after being named by Chairman Hitchler and the only other mem ber of the Board, W. Worrell Wag ner. His past experience has been in Pittsburgh, where he was an oil company executive, in this city, where for years he was attached to tne Auditor uenerais Depart- t.. ,.r.uuni.i m..miiirlii uiini,u,n v.u v tr u 07 a t a ,...:i t,! i.,;i,vr onksr. t .i.e.. uic iiift.ajr o- the home of Miss Helen Marie weicn. 2U07 Beiievue Koaa. retir ne bresident of the Auxiliary, last nleht. Pictured here are the caiiy-costumed partment. Where he had Charge Of euests ns thev caused in their revelrv to cose for the tohntoeranher. i ' i - 2 J 1 it" ' ' a reorganizauon 01 me iorce, ana More Than 100,000 Enlist In New Polish Army Being Developed on French Soil more recently in Philadelphia, where he was with the Pennsylva nia Economy League. Chairman Hitchler of the board is convinced that better business management of the board's activities is possible. , "In many ways," he said, "the vast system of liquor control, of btate stores, of licensing and enforcement, is too unwieldy. There needs to be a better coordination, more simplification and strengthening, j "One of our first responsibilities will be to reorganize, where that is necessary and to pay salaries on the basis of responsibility and the work periormed. It is very essential to the system and the morale of our employes, to have this work undertaken now and completed promptly." CLEARS BROTHER IN FATAL ATTACK International News Service PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26. James Coll, 16, took the witness stand today and insisted that he, and not his brother Francis, 19, is guilty of the fatal stabbing .of Albert Hein, 17. The brothers were members of a gang which called itself "the Dead End Kids.". Last April 6, James and Albert and four other boys were paroled for three years on auto theft charges. Then on July 16 occurred the killing of Hein for which James and Francis are standing trial. Pleading self-defense, James in sisted Albert attacked him with a pen-knife in the climax of the family feud. The State believes Francis wielded the knife. Irene Szejk, 17, testified she saw Francis stabbing Albert. Field Training Periods For Guardsmen Fixed Three field training periods at the Indiantown Gap Military Reservation are on the schedule for ranking officers of special units in the next three months, it was revealed today. The tentative plans include the training of commanders and staffs of the 28th Division, the 55th and 56th Infantry Brigades, the 52nd Cavalry Brigade and the 53rd Artillery Brigade during two two-day periods and one three-day period at the reservation. The other officers, according to Mai. Gen. Edward Martin, commander of the Guard, will be accompanied by commanders and staffs of special units such as the 103rd Engineers, the 103rd Quartermaster Regiment and the 103rd Medical Regiment. Flood Control Projects To Be Studied by Board Flood control projects for ' Plymouth, Williamsport end York are nearly ready for submission to the State Water and Power Resources Board for approval. Charles i. Kyder, chief engineer of the Water and Power Resources Board, disclosed that plans for the three projects are expected shortly from United States Army Engineers who have surveyed the Susquehanna watershed for several years. Whether the project will move forward, Forests and Waters Secre tary G. Albert Stewart disclosed, depends on three factors: 1. Value of the project in proportion to its cost in. the opinion of the water and power resources board. 2. Ability of the State to meet its share of acquiring land for the projects. 3. Ability of the locel municipali ties affected to pay their shere of the incidental expenses, which are usually as great or greater than con struction costs. The Plymouth project, Ryder ex plained, will be construction of dykes similar to those protecting Wilkes-Barre, Kingston and. Ed-wardsville up river. Dykes would also be constructed at Williamsport. The project et York would involve improvement of the of the Codorus Creek and up-creeK reser voir to store flood waters. New Movie Theater on West Shore Is Planned Plans for the erection of another motion picture theater on the West Shore were announced yesterday by the W. Allen Thomas Realty Com' pany. The new theater, estimated to cost $75,000 and to seat about 800 persons, has been proposed for a site at Thirty-first and Market streets, in Camp Hill. Architect's drawings for the structure, which have already been prepared, in clude space for six storerooms, Thomas said. Construction of a new $50,000 theater in New Cumberland, on Bridge street near rourth, was started on Monday. Frank Frie stock, of Jednota, is the owner of the New Cumberland theater. Story Hour Program Miss Dorothy Sponsler will be in charge of the first story hour program of the season on Saturday morning at 10.30 o'clock in the Children's Room of the Harrisburg Public Library. The Harrisburg Story League will sponsor the series throughout the Winter, and Satur day's program will -be part of its observance of National Story Week. Board Given More Data On Milk Business Here The State Milk Control Commis sion today proceeded with its hearing of details of the business of a dozen local district milk distributors which will help it decide whether to revise its order of 1936 or write a new one. The old order has been ineffective because the distributors appealed from the board's findings, and no attention has been paid to the prices fixedJ by it. Auditors for the distributors yesterday began presenting their figures to show the condition of twelve Harrisburg firms, it having been agreed that they represented a fair cross-section of all of the Harrisburg area dealers. Today, with Chairman John M. McKee sitting, the case proceeded as Main and Company auditors ex plained what they considered an adequate working capital for the companies and told of overhead expenses, of administrative and executive expenses, of accounts receivable, total revenues, volume of business and of estimated inventory on June 30, 1938, when the accountants were at work. Before adjourning this morning, the commission decided to meet again next Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Young Republicans Will Take Orphans to Game By United Press PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26. The Young Republicans ot Pennsylvania, who hold their State convention here Friday and Saturday, will take 200 orphans to the Penn-North Carolina football game Saturday, it was en nounced today. The Council of Social Agencies se lected the children and buses will take them to the game where they will sit in a bloc reserved by the Young Republicans. Delegates from the States sixty seven counties were expected to at-' tend the convention. Christ Lutheran Class Will Present Comedy A musical comedy will be spon sored by the Men's Bible Class of (Jhnst Lutheran Church on Friday night at 8 o'clock in Strickler Hall, under the direction of George Eb-ersole, veteran mail carrier and well-known entertainer. The principal parts will be carried by men of the class, assisted by outside talent, and a plantation scene, accompanied by songs of the South,-will be the main attraction. Entertain 50 on 40th Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Robert Curtis, Sr., 133 Balm street, celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary on Monday by entertaining fifty friends and relatives at their home. Among the guests were their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Sheriden Nichols, of Philadelphia; their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Curtis, Jr., of this city, and the following sons, John, Floyd, Earl and Orving Curtis. Mrs. Curtis was Miss Jane Gumby, of Carlisle. The couple have lived in this city since their marriage. Shoemaker Will Probated In his will probated at the Court house today, Harry F. Shoemaker, late of this city, bequeathed his $1500 estate to his widow, Mrs. Daisy. A. Shoemaker, 1259 Swatara street, who is also named executrix. Letters of administration were granted to W. H. H. Schreffler, Elizabethville, R. D.; in the $1000 estate of his father, Charles E. Schreffler, late of - Elizabethville. Three sons, three daughters and a grandson are the heirs. HOUSE SALE APPROVED The sale of 1029 Mulberry street by the Capital Bank and Trust Com pany to Edith M. Jones lor $6000 was approved by the Dauphin County Court today. Editor' note Mors than 100 000 Volunteer already have presented themeelvei (or t ke Polish armv which Is now developing on Frenrh oil, (he following dispatch from the only foreiftn correspondent premitted to nee the Initial Inspection of the legion, revenln. Within a few montha, It la predicted, a Polish army of several divisions will be ready to fight. By PEECY WINNER International Nev Service WITH THE POLISH ARMY SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, Oct, 26. Today I saw a general lie down in a muddy hollow and stretch out his left arm fraternally around the shoulder of a simple recruit and helD him learn how to sight a rifle. It was no ordinary general who graphically acted out the true meaning of military democracy it was Oen. Wladyslaw Sikorski, com mander-in-chief of the Polish army in France, and prime min ister of the new Polish democracy which is being restored to a vigor ous and militant life on the soil of France. At a camp in a secret place in France today, with the nucleus of an army which is determined to free its Polish homeland, I saw poor Polish miners from Belgium and Italy march shoulder-to-shoul der with famous artists, professors and aristocrats who had flocked to France from a dozen different countries. Division Ready in Month As the sole foreign correspondent privileged to watch the first omcial inspection by General Sikorski, I saw tears come into the eyes of campaign-hardened officers of the French Foreign Legion as the head of the "absentee" Polish government walked among several thousand soldiers and said to them: "You are the debris of an army, but with faith, courage, and the love of liberty, you shall be the arms and muscles of a nation. There were only a few thousand men in the horizon blue or khaki' ciaa columns wnicn marched under the red and white Polish eagle nag past General bikorski and a group of French generals at the new encampment. But the "New Poland" is less than a month old. Before long a division (about 15,000 men) will be ready to take its place in the line alongside the British and French to live up to the traditional love of liberty which sent Kosciusko and , Pulaski to help the American Colonies win their freedom. Details obviously cannot be given, but it is permissible to reveal that within a few months an effective Polish army, comprising an unspecified number of divisions, including infantry, artillery, motorized and aviation units, will be ready. If the several hundred newly-arrived recruits from every walk of life and from many different countries whom I saw today are typical of the spirit inspiring the more than 100,000 volunteers who have already presented themselves, there is no question that the human material for the new Polish army is of high caliber. I saw the rhan who was Polish ambassador in Berlin until the war started stand proudly in the ranks between two miners from Belgium. Then I sat at a luncheon table where this man, now Private Josef, Lipski, broke bread with four generals. I heard Captain Ropelevskl, commander of the Polish tank corps wiiitii neiu out longest againsr. tne Germans, pledge his life and the lives of his comrades to take back Poland's lost soil. One by one members of the group of officers stepped up to face the-warmly smiling-Sikorski and tell him they were leaving their ordinarv nrrnnntinns rr, talra nn fVi X W WJJ WiO task of remaking their homeland. "Do you regret what vou've' done?" Sikorski asked a machine gunner whom the general had helped adjust a weapon on the drill ground. "No, no, Colonel!" the soldier, a strapping youth, stammered, blushing when he realized he had verb-' ally demoted his commander-in- chief. UNITED STATES EXPORTS SOAR WASHINGTON, Oct. 26. United States foreign trade boomed sharply in September first month of the European war with increases in , both exports and imports, the De- ; partment of Commerce reported to-day. Imports rose $14,000,000 over Sen-'" tember, 1938, but a $42,000,000 increase in exports gave the United States a favorable trade balance of m7 119 nnn ,.. ton 000,000 higher than the September,' 1938, favorable balance. Total exoorts for the month were $288,573,000, as compared with $246,-335,000 for September. 1938. while imports rose from $167,592,000 in September, 1938, to $181,461,000 for same month this year. Finds Sentiment for Eye Tests for Hunters Game Commission Secretary Seth Gordon said today their is a "great deal" of sentiment among Pennsylvania sportsmen to have hunters undergo eye tests before giving them permission to take the field, but saw no immediate necessity for such legislation if carelessness is reduced. He explained it would be a "terrific job" to examine and certify all hunters for proper vision but warned that unless accidents and deaths in the woods are cut down "it may be necessary to pass stringent legislation to make the fel-' lows go through some examination." The Pennsylvania Optometric As sociation at its forty-third annual convention in Philadelphia recently passed a joint resolution calling for all hunters to pass an eye test ber fore they are granted licenses. BERLIN AWAITS SOVIET EXPERTS International News Service BERLIN, Oct. 26. The German government made extensive preparations today to receive a Soviet trade delegation expected to nego tiate ah agreement giving the Reich huge supplies of raw mate rials in exchange for German machinery. Headed by Commissar Tevos yan, the delegation will bring plans for delivery to Germany of large quantities of'cereals, oils, lumber, cotton, phosphates, flax, platinum, manganese and ore. In exchange, Germany will send experts to Russia to aid in construction of industrial plants and development of synthetic rubber and gasoline. The Russians, who include artillery General Savtschenko, will in spect German arms and industrial plants. l H block from xp wwov I Expect 500 Old Graduates AtShippensburgSaturday SHIPPENSBURG, Oct. 28. Approximately 500 "old grads" are expected to return to the campus of the Shippensburg State Teachers College on Saturday at which time the annual Homecoming Day celebration of the college will be held. The program will begin in' the morning at 10.30 with a demonstration of swimming in the new pool followed by a girl's hockey game. A band concert will be given at 1 p. m. after which a football game between the Bloomsburg and Shippensburg teachers outfits will be played on Heiges Field at 2 o'clock. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon a tea will be given in Horton Hall and dinner will be served in the mainj dining room of the college at 6.30 o'clock. A reception and , dance in the new gymnasium at 9 o'clock in the evening, will close the day's festivities. Yarn for War Relief Work to Be Delivered The knitting committee of the War Relief Committee, Harrisburg Chapter, Red Cross, . will deliver yarn to any person unable to call at Red Cross headquarters personally,' Miss Nell McCulloch, announced today. Deliveries may be obtained by phoning headquarters, 3-3219. jf ' ' &?fH " W V '-s "- r"' ( y V I II ill III -2' fl IT x W , V ' ,- ' fX : A .... - .rl ;-' J 0 1 iofh e wifri your -.regular soa TS THERE ANYTHING more X agreeable than that horrid black ring around the tub after a bath? What a nuisance scrubbing it off time after time! It's caused by hard water "V and hard water does more mischief, too. It makes it harder to get yourself reajly clean may actually irritate your skin. Here's the ;iew, easy way to spare yourself these troubles add about a handful of Lux to your bath! Use your regular toilet soap for your bath, of course, but, in addition, just sprinkle the gentle Lux flakes in the water. The speedy Lux bubbles soften the water; Your bath feels extra soothing, extra cleansing. And at the end ... no hard scrubbing to get rid of nasty black bathtub ring! Just a swish and your tub is clean. What joy to cut down on scrubbing on bathtub backaches! How much daintier your bath seems, too! The amount of Lux needed varies according to the hardness of the waterFor water of average hardness, use about 5 tablespoons or a handful of Lux. For harder tuater, use more. i' but add about a handful of Lux to avoid bathtub ring

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