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Chester Times (Newspaper) - January 21, 1947, Chester, Pennsylvania Background of the new premier France Paul is Tided in an informative article by International News Service Foreign Editor c on page 20 today Daily Leased Wire Report ol United Press UP and International News Service INS PA TUESDAY JANUARY 21 1947 SUNDAY Last City Edition COLD Chester Fair his after- noon and Wednesday Much colder with lowest near 18 winds night Continued cold Wednesday PRICE THREE CENTS COUNTY CLOSED 46 WTH CASH IN RESERVE GOP Women Hear Conner Report New Officers Installed Delaware County closed the year 1946 with a cash balance of more than a dollars C L Conner president of the county's Board of Commissioners revealed Monday night Speaking before almost 200 bers of the League of Republican Women in Upper Darby the County disclosed that the was in the black to the umount of He pointed out that approximately was spent than was provided for in the budget and that the county's in- coflie was more than was budgeted He presented the statistical ture of the county's finances in a brief speech preceding the installation ceremony through which Mrs Helen G Dougherty was Inducted as the dent Others installed included Mrs Lester Hauck first vice-president Mrs John E Mayer second vice- president Mrs George Davis re- cording secretary and Mrs Harry E Murty treasurer Three directors Mrs Eleanor Evans Mrs Irene Bergevin and Mrs Bessie Everett were sworn in Mrs Bergevin is the retiring president of the League Mrs Evans installed the new of- Mrs Ethel Patterson State Committeewoman introduced Speakers Conner and Arthur P Bretherick and men and women prominent in the county's lican politics were among the guests In revealing the county's healthy financial picture Commissioner Con- ner paid tribute to the departments in the court house the efficiency of which contributed to the cash ance He pointed out that the office of of Deeds headed by Mrs Evans was budgeted for but its receipts had reached the mark The Register of Wills office he disclosed earned more than anticipated It's good government all through the court house that makes this cash balance he explained In contrast he pointed to the heavy burden of the costs that come the corrections category spent for corrections during he emphasized After a judge says 30 days 30 years or life to a prisoner we face the problem of paying for keeping that prisoner At a rate of a year it cost to keep a man in prison for a sentence What we could do with that money in the prevention of We gave to Camp Sunshine yet we had no right to give it We have no law which says we can do anything for Camp Sunshine But there is a law which says we have to spend for corrections It's not right We ought to spend money for prevention instead of cor- Turn to Page 1 Number 1 A Civic Gift Ridley Accepts Land For New School Building Plans for a new consolidated school in the section of Ridley Township were a step nearer realization after the school board had been given approximately five acres of land by the Ridley Farms Civic Association and the Kedron Recreation Association at an adjourned meeting of the board held on Monday night Martin Gavetti president of the Ridley Farms group Reginald An- skis chairman of the educational committee of the group Thomas Rickerds president of the Kedron Association and Mrs Stanley Kudzma were the spokesmen They cited the fact that more than 600 boys and girls now attend the Kedron and Folsom Schools and both are overcrowded and are out- The land facing on Kedron avenue extends back to road and from Academy avenue to Sixth avenue It was deeded to the two associations by Frederick L Mann in 1939 for recreational poses The school board revealed that it had been studying another plot of land approximately 11 acres in area and that the two plots ably will be joined so that complete scholastic and athletic facilities will be available It was also made known bv the school directors that they are mg another plot of ground in the western section of the township where it is planned to erect another consolidated school This ably is in the Milmont area although the site was not revealed Mention was made of the fact that the Estates School built only a little more than a year ago already is overcrowded and that a two or three room addition will be needed shortly The school board stated that no funds are available for the erection of the new plants and that it would DEADLINE NEAR ON REPORT FOR UNEMPLOYMENT Pennsylvania Unemployment Com- Bureau officials stated day that reports due the of Employment and Unemployment Compensation must be filed by Jan 31 to avoid penalties and interest charges All employers who have not pre- may secure complete information and reporting forms by calling the County Supervisor A T Craig at the Masonic Temple Ninth and Welsh streets The telephone number is Chester 8157 There will be a field accountant at the Upper Darby office 7032 rett road second floor and at the Chester office on Wednesday Thursday and Friday Jan 29 30 and 31 1947 to aid in filling out the returns Get Assignments Local Legislators Named on 15 Committees at Harrisburg By JACK B THOMPSON Times Legislative Correspondent County is represented on all 21 standing committees of the State Senate at Harrisburg and on 15 of the 32 standing committees of the of Representatives Under the Assembly tion the first measure to be passed this session the number of standing committees in the Senate is cut from 31 to 21 In the House the number of committees is cut from 42 to 32 As president pro tempore of the Senate Delaware County's Weldon B Heyburn is an of all standing committees They Agriculture Appropriations Banking Constitutional Changes and Federal Regulations tions Education Elections tive Nominations Finance Forests and Waters Game and Fish ways Insurance Judiciary eral Labor and Industry Law and Order Local Government Military Affairs and Aeronautics Mines and Mining Public Health and Welfare Rules and State Government Each of Delaware County's four representatives in the House has Fireman Wades Into Creek To Rescue Dog A Vauclain fireman Crum Creek night to cue a small dog from drowning Hero of the chilly episode was Peter Vilanova 24 of 1314 Miller street Crum Lynne With several other firemen Vilanova was ting at the firehouse shortly be- fore p m when an excited woman burst into the group She asked the firemen to help her retrieve an animal which had fallen into the creek from the Chester pike bridge near the Baldwin plant Although the stream Is shallow at that point the dog apparently was too to make its way ashore Noting the animal's plight Vilanova walked into the creek with the frigid water lapping around his knees He carried the shivering black-coated terrier back to the firehouse where bedded it down for the night f This morning police and firemen I started a hunt for the owner been assigned to serve on four arate committees On only one committee is there more than one of the local representatives Louis A Bloom of Chester and T Jay Sproul of Nether Providence are both on the Counties Committee of the lower house The Delaware County tives and their committee ments Louis A Aeronautics Third Class Cities counties and Judiciary Walter F Boroughs Corporations Public Health and Sanitation and State ment T Jay Counties ance Townships and Workmen's Compensation Ellwood J Appropriations Banking and Building and Loans Liquor Control and Public Rep Turner is vice-chairman of the Banking and Building and Loan Committee of the House Other committees of the House Agriculture and Dairy tries City and County First City and County Second Class cation Elections and ment Fisheries Game and Highways Labor Relations Law and Order Military Affairs Mines and Mining Motor Vehicles Professional Licensure Railroads and Railways ways and Means and Welfare necessary o float bond issues which would have to be voted upon by the township electorate The amount needed is not known at present as the plans for the schools have not been drawn In speaking of the crowded tions in Kedron and Folsom Schools spokesmen for the two groups added that they did not feel i that the school board was to blame but that the township was ing so rapidly that it was almost impossible to avoid such conditions J It was mentioned that there would be some expense involved in trans- ferring the title of the five-acre plot and that there were some back taxes on some of the ground It was not known just how much this would involve Wilmer D Cole presided at the school board meeting in the absence of the president Mrs Bertha dale A minor bombshell was tossed into the meeting when the heads of the high school departments asked a pay boost re- to September It was pointed out salaries of de- heads was so little more than that for regular teachers that it doesn't make sense The board hinted that it might be more inclined to grant a pay boost to all the teachers of the dis- rather than to grant the increase just to department heads G Harold Morgart superintendent was instructed to make a study of the budget in order to determine what funds are available for in- creases He will make a complete study of the teachers salary ule and report back to the board Miss Marie Sidorsky was named head of the township's music de- which is a new job in the district K Several acting heads of ments in the high school were Turn to Page 2 Number 4 PLANS FOR CITY PARKING TRACT ARE SUBMITTED Tentative plans for development of a parking lot were submitted to City Council today The proposed project on property purchased last year by the city at a cost of The site covers from Sixth to street extending in depth from Chester river which bisects it to the rear property lines of Penn street As conceived by Damon and ter a Sharon Hill engineering firm -ie project would entail an of before it Ls com- Plans call for vast ments to the property and tion of modern facilities There were indications however that for the time being the city will settle for a less elaborate project Councilman John c Kane tor of Parks and Public Property emphasized In distributing the that council has not yet had an opportunity to confer on the Idea He said that It Is entirely passible Turn to Page 2 Number 7 Mercury Dae To Drop To 18 Degrees Tonight Delaware will be re- minded it's still January as winter weather makes a return tonight with temperatures of 18 or lower in this area A particularly balmy Jan 20 was experienced with a high of 55 re- Turn o Cage 2 6 Weather Temperatures for 24 High yesterday 55 at 12.15 p m low this morning 36 at 8 a m average yesterday 45 24 hours this month 2.70 Sun rose 7.19 a sun sets 5.06 p m Moon rose 7.03 a moon sets 4.23 p m New moon Jan Today's Chester minal High 11.40 a m 1205 p low 6.45 a m 7.22 p.m Local this after- noon tonight and Wednesday Much colder tonight with lowest near 18 Diminishing winds night Continued cold Wednesday Expected temperatures High today low tonight 13 high Wednesday 30 Penna GOP Bloc Attends Duff Inaugural Ceremony Times Correspondent brisk bitter wind swept up state street from the River as Delaware County's Senator Wei den B burn stepped up to the microphone and announced that the hour of noon having struck and elect Duff having arrived we shall proceed with the inaugural monies Countless thousands were massed on the broad steps leading up to the Capitol and in the streets in front of the raised and covered dias on which were gathered elect Duff Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court George W Maxey U Gov and Mrs Daniel B Strickler and other officials of state The first delegation to arrive and take seats in the special section near the inaugural stand was the Pennsylvania Republican bloc in the United States Congress Including Delaware County Representative E Wallace t The congressional delegation was by members of the State Senate each wearing a red tion Then came members of the House of Representatives who had been marshalled for the inaugural ceremonies by Delaware County Representative Ellwood J Turner to whom the gavel was assigned by Representative Franklin walter speaker of the House As Governor-elect Dun arrived the Carnegie High School Band struck up Happy Birthday to Duff was born on this date years ago The invocation given by Dr 1 Turn lo Page 2 Number S At Capit TEACHERS ASKS BOARD FOR BONUS OF GROUP RUSSIA TO Support For New State Salary Plan Is Also Sought The Chester Teachers Association has requested of the ter School Board a ing bonus to be paid this year Tha request was made at an in- formal meeting of the board and the association's Welfare Committee Monday night in the Larkin ing The committee represented 175 paid members of the association wording to President E Veronica The formal request of the 1 That a cost-of-living bonus be paid this year to apply on the salary schedule that to become a permanent part of the salary For example a teacher now receiving would have added for a total salary of 2 That any increments or ad- made by the board or enactment of law bv the State Legislature apply to the total ary for rather than the basic salary For example ments to be computed on the total or salary rather than on the basic or salary 3 That the board support through resolution the proposed state schedule as presented by the Legislative Committee of the with its minimum starling salary of maximum for certified teachers without degrees BS degree 54100 MA de- gree SMOO No formal action could be taken by the board at the session since it was not a regularly scheduled board meeting However there was lengthy discussion of the requests and the budget problems The association's representatives ex- pressed satisfaction with the ing Members of the association's fare Committee Mrs ine B Laws Mrs Henrietta Tooker Elizabeth Harley Dorothy Haller Mrs Helen and E ica O'Rourke All members of the board attended the meeting except Norman Keever who was ill The Chester Federation of ers also has requested and salary schedule increases LIFT CENSORSHIP AT BIG 4 CONCLAVE of Deal Between Byrnes And Molotov Washington has notified the United States that it will lift its press censorship during the forthcoming Big Four Foreign Ministers meeting in Moscow en German peace treaty it was today Foreign correspondents will be ul- to dispatches about the events of the Big Four meetings which March 10 The assumption Is that such dispatches will not even be subjected to n screening to make sure they are not on topic extraneous to the conference It still is not clear however whether radio correspondents will be permitted to make voice casts from the Russian capital The Soviet decision on press transmitted to the U S government in fulfillment of the agreement made between retiring Secretary of State James F Byrnes and Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov at the last Big Four ing in New York At that meeting return for Byrnes to go to Moscow for the next foreign ents would be allowed to report of the Moscow Conference just as they had been allowed to do in Paris and New York Thq Soviets it was learned have given every indication that they in- tend to dp their utmost to fulfill that promise within physical tions Until this week Byrnes hnd heard nothing from the Soviets about how they planned to implement their New It was learned however that within the last few days the State Department was Informed by the Soviet Government that it would not only lift censorship on the Big Four meeting but set up sion facilities in the hotel housing foreign correspondents Thus foreign newsmen will be able to file their dispatches directly from their hotel Heretofore they have had to lake their dispatches or send them by messenger first to the censor and then to the tele- graph office More than 60 American newsmen have applied for credentials to at- tend the Moscow Conference Polish Government Bloc Has Domination of Parliament With 390 Out of 444 Seats Warsaw The victorious government bloc will occupy 330 of the 444 seats in the Polish ament as the result of Sunday's tion a government spokesman said today Alignment of the seats in one- house parliament was announced by the government spokesman on the basis of final election returns not yet published Of the 444 total membership 372 were chosen from the country's 52 constituencies The other 72 bers were on the so-called state lists whose seats are allotted to the various parties on the basis of the proportional total vote The government spokesman said alignment of the 372 constituent seats would give the government bloc 327 Vice Premier Stanislaw Peasant Party 24 Labor Party 7 Dissident 7 others 7 The government's share of the 72 state list seats brings its total to 390 The government was rolling up a popular vote lead of about 10 lo 1 according to foreign office figures Returns from districts gave the government bloc to for the Peasant Party told a press ence that his party was not only discouraged but furious with the conduct of the election He said an appeal to the Supreme Court to nullify the election was his only plan at present He said he would try to keep my members within the legal forms nnd pursue the Supreme Court appeal There is too much evidence for them to drop the Charges He said he did not believe Peas- ant Party members would attempt illegal retribution against the since we have many times given orders that PSL Peasant Party members shall not engage in activity U v S Ambassador Arthur Bliss Lane and British Ambassador tor conferred at the British Embassy late day presumably on the election How It Looks To Us By THE EDITORS T TCr has a new James H DufT In colorful inaugural ceremonies at today the Commonwealth began a new tration The State Assembly Senate met this morning and more than 100 bills were up for con- sideration George C Marshall arrived in Washington this morning and sworn in as Secretary of State He begins his new duties with many pressing problems not the least of which is the Polish election In Georgia Herman Talmadge goes before his legislature today and our editorial page columns deal largely with that issue The suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case has been set tree and police now believe a woman may be the Fred Othman reports on a quiet day in the L fc Senate the baseball world is talking about a rumored offer for Mickey and a pital plane crashed in Oakland California The and Russia are quarreling Herriott is being given added support for the presidency of France the Polish vote count shows that about 390 of seats are controlled by Con- Sir Hubert Wilkins is aiding army operations m Alaska and there is a report on the new French premier on page 20 County wound up the year with a half million dollar surplus according to Clarence Conner the Big Inch pipeline sale is being Chester saw the Times movie at their luncheon session today crowded Ridley schools brought action by its school board last the committee appointments of Delaware County are listed in a front page item from Jack J Safety Engineers of the county met at Media Inn last night T Jay Sproul has introduced a at Harrisburg which would close banks on Saturday and the weatherman says it will be degrees that is Sworn In Before Harrisburg Throng Affirms GOP Policy MARSHALL KILLS 48 RUMOR TAKES OATH OF OFFICE Bluntly Claims No Interest In The Presidency Washington George C Marshall took fts secretary of slate today after bluntly speculation that he might be able later as a Democratic candidate for President Some Democrats had discussed the idea of drafting him if President Truman should not run in 1948 Before taking his new post shall In an unsolicited statement to reporters I cannot be drafted for any office In addition to squelching tial speculation concerning him Marshall also said thai he ered the secretaryship of to be job lie added I am going to govern myself accordingly Marshall's statement was perhaps the most explicit and unambiguous disavowal of political ambition since another general look himself out of politics after the Civil War At thai time Gen William T Sherman de- clared that not run for president If nominated and would not serve if elected I am being explicit and em- Marshall said in terminate once and for nil nny dis- cussion of my name in regard to Whatever his feelings about tical the moment Marshall took office as Secretary of Stale he became heir to the office of dent happen to Mr Truman in the next two years There being no vice-president Secretary of State Is now first In the line of succession Marshall took the oath of office as successor to James F Byrnes from Chief Justice Fred M Vinson in Mr Truman's executive office Present at the ceremony In addition to Mr Truman were Byrnes the cabinet high government and congressional officers and friends of the General The former Army Chief of Staff arrived here by train from Chicago at 7.35 a m completing n journey from China which was interrupted by several clays of In Honolulu and by a brief layover at Chicago where his plane was grounded by bad weather Marshall did not leave the train until about an hour and n half Its arrival at Union Station When he finally emerged from his private car the first thing Marshall did was to give reporters the oral statement In which he stated unequivocally that he could not be drafted for any political After Marshall Look the oath an informal reception was held In Hie President's during which the new secretary received tions from the nation's leaders Afterward Marshall sat down with the President for a conference He left the While House a few minutes before noon to go to the office of the Secretary of State in the State Department There Marshall conferred with Byrnes during the lunch hour As he left the White House shall asked whether he planned to go to Moscow for the Big conference on the peace treaties with Germany and Austria He I don't know about that That wasn't one of the ters discussed Gen Marshall said he will confer at length with Byrnes to acquaint himself with his new job He I have a great deal to do and not must time in which to do it One of Marshall's first major problems as Secretary of State will be a possible crisis In Turn In 2 Number 3 Complete fillment of the Republican party's platform pledges made during the campaign promised today by Gov James H Duir In his In- augural address His initial address as chief delivered to thousands of persons at the stale and ried over a statewide network em- braced veterans health and welfare agriculture highways labor and Industry juvenile stream clearance tion and general policy The governor emphasized that he began his administration faced b a variety of serious social politi cal and economic problems H said many obstacles to progres Turn to Paje 2 Number 9 GENERAL MOTORS INCREASES PRICES Detroit INS The Detroit Times said today that the General Motors Corp has increased prices on models from to The new prices the Times said already have been sent to branches Largest increases are on the station wagon The SH boost was listed for the Pontiac DUFF DUFF PROMISES FULFILLMENT OF PARTY PLEDGES Harrisburg lands of P e n n s y 1 v a n i a n s braved a chilling wind today ind jammed in front of the to witness the of James H the Commonwealth's governor A hour wind whipped against tho inaugural stand and spectators were bundled in It was the first day in 12 years that rain failed to mar the i A half dozen children playing tag in a grass plot near the stand were oblivious to the formal ceremony taking place nearby The Invocation by Hcv George M Duff the new chief executive's brother who is pastor of the N Y Presbyterian Church Hundreds of slate officials U S Sen Edward Martin nnd wives and friends of the candidates were on hand for the Inaugural On the aland Lt Gov iel B of Lancaster In- ducted into office at 10.33 a m In a brief ceremony In the State Senate where lie will preside during the 1047 and 1940 sessions Ule ief Clerk William J Ridge read the certificate of election and State Supreme Court Chief Justice George W Maxey of Scranton swore Duff Into DufT took his oath on his birthday nnd the Carnegie High School Band played happy birthday The band was brought from Duff's home town especially for the mony At the conclusion of Maxey wished the new governor A happy and successful tion The only ex-Governor In the stand was Martin Former nors Earle and James were absent although invitations had been ex- tended James has been in Florida on a vacation for more than a week State Police Commissioner C M Turn to Page 2 Number 10 Talmadge Offers to Resign And Run in Special Election Atlanta Gn Hundreds of university students marched on the State today Ing get out as Governor The students were from Georgia Tech University of Georgia Emory and other schools They carried placards reading Georgia does not want a Nazi ment Herman Talmadge told the legislature today that he would resign after the nge of a white primary law if Lt Gov M E Thompson will step down so that the governorship can be decided In a special election surprising proposition made in a hastily appended tion of a speech before u Joint sion of the assembly As he spoke some 2000 college students were pre- paring to march on the and that the people of Georgia at large be given a voice in the battle If Thompson agrees lo relinquish his claims to the governorship madge's resignation may be coming shortly His pet lo ex- clude Negroes from voting in Georgia primaries already has been given second reading In the House lie insisted that he would not resign until the was passed Announcing that he would resign if his conditions were met Talmadge I therefore propose as that the legislature complete iU In with the platform passage of a white primary law After tion of this duty if the lieutenant governor will resign your governor will resign The speaker of the House of Representatives will assume tive authority I will meet any candidate for governorship of Georgia in a cratic primary to let the white ple of Georgia determine who is their choice for governor Some 20 or more of opponents in the legislature were not present to hear his proposal an abrupt changeover from his previous determination not to yield the of- fice unless the courts rule against him They had walked out of the House chamber shortly before entered to make his speech at the special invitation of both houses Before making his resignation offer Talmadge told the cheering assembly that he would call on the white people of Georgia to come to Atlanta and stage a huge tion in his behalf In an address to a joint session of the Assembly at noon the chief executive branded as false re- ports he had used violence and force to wrest the governorship from Ellis A mail You were present and you know Turn 2 Number 2 U S to Control Coal Mines Until Date of Expiration Washington ment Intends to retain control of the soft mines until June 30 un- less a new con- tract is signed before then ment sources said today June 30 Is the date of the government's authority to hold properties seized in labor disputes President John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers APL already has raised the threat of another Red Cleared Seek Woman As Black Dahlia Mutilator Los Angeles Cal UP Police made a complete about-face today in their efforts to find the murder of pretty Elizabeth short and began an intensive search for a woman rather than a man as the mutilator of the Black Dahlia Former roommates of the ingly beautiful girl were placed first on the list of those to be questioned The decision to change all previous tactics of the week-long search came after a ing of the city's top-ranking police officials which began last night and lasted well into the morning hours Prime suspect in new drive Is a girl roommate who disappeared Jan 15 the day Miss Short's lured and mutilated body hacked In two was found In lover's lane Adding to their belief that the girl's slayer may have been a woman were two factors First the fact that she was known to be in Los Angeles Jan 9 without any gage which would indicate she spent the week before she was killed with some woman who could provide extra clothing and makeup Second police officials said they believed the killing followed a pattern of other by women Her presence in Los Angeles on Jan 9 was sworn to by Robert Red Manley 25 who was cleared of suspicion yesterday after a long grilling by police and two lie de- tector tests Manley suggested an- other possible suspect a swarthy stocky blind date who Jealously scratched Miss Short's arms until they bled The man was insanely jealous of the girl he said I saw some scratches on her arms Turn lo Page 2 Number o national coal strike for midnight March 31 If no agreement between Lewis and the industry is reached before then it would throw the government into another tug of war with Lewis Federal Coal Mines tion officials said the government would like to return the mines last week But one official said it doesn't look as if an agreement between the owners and the union is nent so we'll just have to hang He said the Supreme Court's de- on the government's contempt of court case against Lewis and the union would have no bearing on the return of the mines The high court heard arguments on the case last week and a decision is expected next month Our position is crystal clear this said We took over the mines last May to get coal and to assure continued production That's just exactly why we're keeping them now In Today's Amusements 15 Story 16 Comics 16 Cross 6 Deaths 17 6 6 Household Arts 10 Jimmy Fidler IS Marian Martin 10 Pearson Radio Service Men Sports 2 6 17 16 12 Times FHes Tucker 4 Women's Paje
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