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The Call of March 2, 1917

RESIDENTS ARE INDIGNANT
A large number of the residents are indignant since the parade of Wednesday evening.  At Center and
Dock large numbers of elderly men and women, who were unable to walk closer to town, waited to
view the parade.  When the head of the parade reached the Pennsylvania arch, it swung around and
started on the counter march.  A large number of these Center Avenue residents had contributed
most liberally toward the expense of the parade with the positive assurance that it would reach their
section.  It is feared that the next solicitors for a town celebration will be met with a cool reception.

MAY REVIVE COMMUNITY HALL PROJECT
At a meeting of the members of the Community Hall Association here Thursday evening it was
unanimously decided to try to revive the Community Hall project here.  Some of the members were of
the opinion that this could not be done and were in favor of turning the hundred or more dollars over
to the school board and calling it quits.  Others of the more enthusiastic spirit prevailed and were in
the majority and decided not to dispose of the funds in the treasury at this time.  Just what course of
procedure will be taken to revive the Community Hall project was not decided upon and a subsequent
meeting will no doubt be called to appoint new committees and begin work along an entirely different
line in an effort to procure a Community Hall.  Citizens other than those now directly interested or
members of the association will be invited to join in the movement and it is believed that with new
blood in the movement something tangible may be produced.

The Call of March 9, 1917

WILL HAVE SPRING BOILERS
During the present week, milkman William Flammer, with an incubator, secured 176 chicks.  Billie is
assured of at least a number of spring boilers.  It is understood that he will dispose of a number of the
chicks.

PURCHASED TEAM OF MULES
Contractor Rudy Moyer has purchased a handsome team of young mules.  The new team will be used
in his work and will take the place of one of the horses that recently fell over dead near Auburn.

JACK THE HUGGER ABOUT
A number of young ladies have reported the fact that they may have been accosted by a man in the
alley to the rear of the Catholic church who made efforts to embrace them.  This alley is taken as a
shortcut by the people of Haven Street who want to reach Dock Street and as a result of the report,
the regular thoroughfares are being used.  Sooner or later this man will meet his waterloo and then
nothing less than a jail sentence should be imposed upon him.

BOARD TO ENCOURAGE AGRICULTURE THIS YEAR
The members of the Schuylkill Haven School Board went on record at their regular monthly meeting
on Monday night, to encourage agriculture and the raising of flowers.  The suggestion first came from
Professor Hoover when in his monthly report he desired to know to what extent the members of the
board would go in encouraging this project and whether they would be willing to pay for the plowing
and harrowing of the ground and to purchase seeds in quantities, the same to be sold to the school
children at cost.
While the matter was discussed at length, no definite action was taken as the board desired to know
how many of the scholars would enter into the work, and whether any of the teachers, with a probable
small remuneration, would be willing to supervise the work.  Professor Hoover stated he would be
willing to give of his time, as he has practical experience as a farmer and that the results obtained
would be beneficial both to the school district, the scholar and the community.
President Paxson stated that he had several lots he would be willing to have farmed and at the same
time mentioned the fact that Mr. Harry Reber possessed five more adjoining his and that he, Paxson,
was sure that Mr. Reber would be only too willing to assist in a worthy cause such as this.  The remark
of Mr. Paxson brought forth a statement from directors Stauffer and Weiss that there were numerous
small plots about the town that could be used for the raising of flowers and vegetables and that by
the proper encouragement this town could be made the most attractive in the state or county.  In all
probability, definite action will be taken by the board at their next regular meeting.
TRUANT WRITER OF FICTION  A number of parents appeared before the board to answer a charge of
non attendance on the part of their children.  In presenting the case of one of the truants, a girl of but
13 years of age, Professor Hoover stated that the girl was a writer of fiction and to substantiate his
remarks, presented a half dozen or more excuses written by the girl and signed by her.  The words of
the excuse were not those of the girl and the board had reason to believe the wording was that of an
older person.  An investigation will be made by the board and if the facts are substantiated the person
in question will be arrested and made an example of.  
The first case was that of a young girl named Memmingway.  Without any notice or permission, the girl
was kept out of school at certain periods and then finally handed in her books.  Dr. Detweiler
appeared before the board and stated that the girl was sickly, her ailment being chronic but at times
he thought that it was possible for the child to attend.  The father of the child states that the child has
been sickly from infancy.  The board permitted the child to remain at home.  The father of Thelma Ulsh
stated that his daughter was kept at home for legitimate reasons and produced a birth certificate
showing that the girl was of the required age and that he desired her to stop school.  The board
granted the request when the proper papers were presented.
Clayton Mohl for the second time in a period of a few weeks, made his appearance, in company with
his aged father.  He confessed to playing truant and stated he spent his time in trapping.  He was
given just one more chance and the very next time his absence is reported, he will be handed over to
the Probation Officer to be sent away to a reformatory.  Mae Wildermuth, reported absent on
numerous occasions, stated that she was advised to remain out but not by her parents.  She gave
varied excuses supposed to have been signed by her mother.  She promised the board faithfully that
she would attend school regularly in the future.
Morris Umbenhauer stated that his son had been kept out of school by the mother, to take care of
smaller children while the mother visited a daughter, who was a patient in the Pottsville Hospital.  He
stated that if his son played truant, he, the father, hoped that the teacher would give the boy a good
flogging.  The mother of Mary Sullivan stated that her daughter was troubled with sore eyes and that
was the reason she was absent parochial schools, and that she, the mother, always wrote the excuses.


The Call of March 16, 1917

ELECTRIC IRON CAUSES BLAZE
An electric iron becoming overheated in the home of Rudy Moyer, on Wednesday evening, caused a
slight blaze.  The iron was on the second floor of the house and had already ignited some woodwork
when it was discovered by a neighbor.  The Moyer family were eating supper at the time and only for
the timely discovery by the neighbor, a serious fire may have resulted.

FUNERAL MOURNERS NARROW ESCAPE
A number of the funeral mourners attending the obsequies of Esther Jacoby while returning from the
cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, had narrow escapes from injury.  When the auto in which they
were riding turned the corner at Dock and Coal street, the wheels skidded and only the curbing
prevented the machine from overturning.  Mud was thrown over the fronts of three homes that
necessitated the using of a hose to remove.

SHE'S JUST WHAT SHE USED TO BE
"The old sorrel mare, she's just what she used to be" - that is, the mare owned by the county asylum.  
Tuesday morning attached to a wagon occupied by Dr. Bower and the driver, the mare started to run
away at the Spring Garden Hotel and never stopped until it reached the Call office, when in turning
out for a trolley car, she fell.  It was then that she was captured.  Fortunately none of the occupants
were injured but they claim never to have had so fast a ride as this one.  This was the fourth
successful attempt of the horse to run away during the past several weeks.

GUARD AGAINST AN EPIDEMIC
While there is no cause for alarm at the present time, it is the belief that the town should use every
precaution in guarding against an epidemic of typhoid fever during the coming rainy season.  At the
present time there are five cases of the disease, all located in different sections of the town.  The
latest case is that of Samuel Naus, of Liberty Street,  The case was only reported but two days ago.  It
is claimed that Mr. Naus assumed the duties of another man who was down with the disease and who
was employed at the storage yards, and thereby contracted the disease.


The Call of March 23, 1917

DRUNKEN WOMAN ON STREETS
Residents of this section were shocked beyond expression on Sunday evening when a woman,
considerably under the influence of drink, discovered that the pavements were entirely too small.  
The woman found her way into several business places and was politely ejected.  Her next
appearance in this condition will be followed by her arrest.  In the meantime authorities are making an
effort to ascertain where the liquor was procured.

UNCLE SAM WANTS MEN
Postmaster Ebling is in receipt of a number of communications from the Civil Service Commission,
advising him that the government is in need of mechanics, blacksmiths, laborers and in fact men of
every occupation.  Heretofore it was necessary to take the examination for these positions but in this
class of work, the examinations are waived.  Mr. Ebling also has a list of cards to fill out by residents
of the town in which they state they would be willing to accept positions in case of necessity and just
what they would be willing to do.  These cards can be had for the asking or will be distributed about
the community during the week.

HORSE INJURED THIRD TIME
One of the handsome black horses of the Rettig Brewing Company was injured on Saturday morning
last directly in front of the rainbow Hose House.  The team was being driven by driver Kline when one
of the lead horses pulled the grating up with his front feet and then went into the sewer inlet with his
rear legs.  The horse was so badly injured that it could not be worked during the present week.  This
is the third time that the same horse has been injured at the same spot.

BALL TEAM ORGANIZES
A meeting of the players and others interested in base ball in this locality, held on Tuesday evening,
when the reorganization of the Spring Garden Tigers was perfected.  Clyde Bubeck will again captain
and manage this fast organization.  The personnel of the team will comprise Berger and Gehrig,
catchers; Bubeck, Fulweiler and Thomas, pitchers; Confehr, first base; Moyer, second base; Clyde
Bubeck, shortstop; Brown, third base; fielders, Geschwindt, Fulweiler, Shollenberger and Berger.  
The first game will probably be played with the Insane Asylum nine which is managed by Charles
McCormick.

The Call of March 30, 1917

SCHOOL NOTES
The management of the high school base ball team have secured the services of R. J. Hoffman as
coach for the coming season.  Mr. Hoffman had charge of the high school team last year when they
made a record for the school.  During the course of the next two weeks, the members of the team and
the aspirants for positions, will devote their time to the improvement of the diamond.  Following this,
nightly practices will be held.  Up to the present time, games have been arranged with the high
schools of Pottsville, Summit Hill, Tamaqua and Minersville.  Considering that return games will be
played with the local nine, this means at least eight games thus far scheduled.
ADS FROM THE CALL OF MARCH 1917