The Record (Troy, NY) - - COMMUNITY - Kevin Gil­bert

Fri­day, Aug. 30, 1918. Max Yonz of Lans­ing­burgh will re­main in jail at least un­til Oc­to­ber, when a fed­eral grand jury will de­cide whether to in­dict him for sedi­tion.

Yonz, also called Youz by Record re­porters, was ar­rested ear­lier this month for des­e­crat­ing the Amer­i­can flag af­ter he threw one that had been planted on his car, ap­par­ently as a joke, to the ground. He has since been ac­cused of in­sult­ing the Amer­i­can uni­form. His main ac­cusers are two young Co­hoes women who co­hab­i­tated with Yonz un­til he ac­cused them of steal­ing his fur­ni­ture.

U.S. Com­mis­sioner Clark Cip­perly or­ders Yonz held for the grand jury to­day de­spite nu­mer­ous wit­nesses vouch­ing for his char­ac­ter at a hear­ing ear­lier this week. Should the grand jury, which meets in Auburn, choose not to in­dict him, Yonz may still be li­able to in­tern­ment as an “alien en­emy,” an un­nat­u­ral­ized im­mi­grant from Ger­many.

Garfield Ap­peals to Peo­ple’s Pa­tri­o­tism

Fed­eral fuel ad­min­is­tra­tor Harry A Garfield as­sures Amer­i­cans to­day that new re­stric­tions on the use of gaspow­ered ve­hi­cles on Sun­days shouldn’t in­ter­fere with any­one’s plans for the La­bor Day week­end.

What was an­nounced as a com­plete ban on the use of gaso­line for cars, boats and other ve­hi­cles ap­plies only to “plea­sure rid­ing.” The wartime fuel con­ser­va­tion mea­sure is “not in­tended to pro­hibit rea­son­able use of gaso­line by mo­tor driven ve­hi­cles for nec­es­sary means of trans­porta­tion.” Does La­bor Day week­end travel count as “plea­sure rid­ing?” The fuel ad­min­is­tra­tion says no, but while the gov­ern­ment won’t crack down on tourists this week­end, it does ex­pect driv­ers to abide by a pa­tri­otic honor sys­tem. “Per­sons de­sir­ing to use plea­sure cars on La­bor Day should look into their own con­sciences to de­ter­mine whether they should use gaso­line on that day,” The Record notes. Af­ter the hol­i­day, “Mr. Garfield be­lieves that the public will con­strue the re­quest wisely and in­tel­li­gently and will not use their au­to­mo­biles for other than most nec­es­sary pur­poses.”

Play­grounds Had Suc­cess­ful Year

As sum­mer pro­grams at Troy’s five mu­nic­i­pal play­grounds close to­mor­row, city play­ground su­per­vi­sor Sara Hol­brook tells The Record that “this year is the best one we have ever had. “We have had greater amuse­ments for the chil­dren and a larger num­ber have taken part in the games than ever be­fore. The pro­gram of ath­let­ics has been more com­plete this year and the play­grounds have been con­ducted on a sched­ule.” Hol­brook be­lieves that “the fu­ture of the city is in the heart of the play­grounds. The idea that af­ter school closes in June the chil­dren should be turned out to play in the streets or go where they may is ob­so­lete.”

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