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Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 14, 1947, Chester, Pennsylvania Dally Leased Wire Report of United Press Up and International News Service INS CHESTER PA FRIDAY FEBRUARY EXCEPT SUNDAY Increase vocabulary by ing tht new Times feature See II CITY'S BOY SCOUT ADMINISTRATION ROT McDONALD of 2501 say street will be Chester's mayor A second class scout he belongs to Chester Troop 6 Roy is in the Eighth Grade at Smedley School where 3 is member of th ROBERT VAN ZANDT 18 of 2306 Upland street Chester will he Director of Public Safety A Chester High School senior he is a member of Explorer Post 184 At school he is active in track WILLIAM MOORE 16 of 3109 West Eleventh street has been elected Director of Accounts and Finance He is mate of Sea Scout 234 A freshman at Chester LAND GRAB CHECKED WOULD BUY AREA CRISIS PASSED Quaker City Would Pay All Taxes On Airport Extension Apparently abandoning their plans for the annexation of 900 acres of land in Township for the Southwest Airport expansion gram Philadelphia city officials Thursday night agreed to submit to residents a posal for the acquisition of the land by condemnation and purchase following a stormy meeting at the School county and township residents agreed to consider the proposal and a man committee was appointed to draw up the compromise Members of the committee anl R county solicitor William B McClenachan Jr ship solicitor Howard Li Lutz icum School Board attorney and Coe Farrier assistant BRITAIN TURNS DOWN U S AID Truman's Otter Termed Helpful And Generous phia city solicitor The proposed agreement put JOHN SMITH of 1124 Butler street is the Eagle Scout who has been chosen as Director of Public Improvement Sixteen years old he is junior assistant scoutmaster of Troop 13 A freshman at Chester High he is a Student Council DAVID PARKER 11 wm be the city s youngest public official He has been elected Director of Parks and Public Property David lives at 2602 Boyle street and attends Clayton School He has attained Lion Rank in Cub Pack 350 DAVID LEVY a member of Explorer Post 161 will be ter s tax collector for an hour David who is 16 years old lives at 25 East Mowry street He RICHARD OTLEY of 1001 set avenue Trainer will be city controller Richard is a Star Scout and is a member of Trainer mHe is in the Eighth Urade at Trainer School and is 13 years old CHESTER SCOUTS TO GOVERN CITY ON SATURDAY 1500 of will converge on Chester's City Hall tomorrow to give the city fathers an hour's idea of what youth can do for municipal government v At 10 a m Mayor Ralph F Swarts and his council will turn Chester over to seven Boy Scouts who have elected by the Scouts of the William Penn The en- tire membership of the district is expected to turn out for a parade to City Hall for the inauguration of ie councilmen The parade will form at the ball diamond in Deshong Park at 9 a m It will move across Ninth street and proceed south on Welsh street to the junction with down and Market street to City Hall Heading the parade will be Arnold C Sorenson Valley Forge Council and Edwin Bush William Penn District executive A motorcycle detachment will escort the parade and the PMC band will be m the line of march Members of the Order of the Ar- row will sworn in as policemen to help the Chester Police Department handle traffic during Turn o Page 2 Number 2 is a junior at Chester School Where he is active basketball High in FBI Police Instructor at Boy Scout's Court of Honor S LLOYD IRVING WARNS OF BANK CLOSING TIME S Lloyd Irving vice-president of the First National Bank of Chester warned Thursday that if city banks are compelled to remain shut on Saturdays it will be detrimental to local business Irving emphasized that this was his personal view and did not reflect the attitude of his bank He told Chester Business Men's Association that a had been in- in the State Legislature at making it mandatory for all banks in Pennsylvania to stay closed on Saturday If this regulation Is enacted he predicted it will impose grave con- sequences on Chester business houses Over of 10 to 15 years Irving declared it would de- prive them of a large number of customers from outlying districts He explained his position by pointing out that many men who do not work Saturdays bring their ilies Into the city have their weekly pay checks cashed and spend the remainder of the day shopping and attending the movies Unless the banks are open for heir convenience it means wives will do the bulk of their ping on in stores near their homes Irving said He asserted that metropolitan banks favor Saturday closings be- cause they transact little business and have difficulty In getting female employes to work a half-day the association to make its at- known to the legislators Although the association refrained rom taking immediate action in- dividual sentiment indicated the majority of the members were op- to the idea of Saturday nant and their parents and friends filled Columbus Center auditorium night to take part in a public Court of Honor the first bration of Boy Scout Week Uniforms of Cub Scouts Boy Scouts Air Scoute Sea Scouts and filled the num with color as the youngsters vigorously applauded the forward by Farrier near the close of the meeting lists the following 1 The city of Philadelphia will agree to stay any annexation for the life of the ill B n o 2 The city will continue to pay all county school and township Township land ln 3 The Delaware County Com- miss will give the city mission to police the area 4 The county and township commissioners will co-operate with the city in making southwest 5 The city of Philadelphia in win will co-operate with Delaware County authorities in the whole matter proposal climaxed a lengthy and occasionally bitter meeting in which residents and county officials attacked the Plans and put London Britain the crisis point in her fuel battle today and appeared able to pull through American coal offered by President A Foreign called Mr Truman's offer a most helpful and generous but un- to express an official latitude ns to whether take advantage of the oiler Slowly and a gradual speedup In the now of con I to the electric power plants helped tue shivering country's fight to stock represented a tory for township residents and the committee headed by County Com- L Conner who chaired Thursday night's meeting Two of the major objections of this committee the loss of taxes to the county and township and the lack of consultation of township dents were overcome in the promise proposal The four members of the tee Appointed Thursday will draw up the proposal in letter form and mail copies to all residents After a suitable lapse of time a mass Turn to Page 2 Number 4 Penn Program opened with music ass M Building for the World the time he on the Program was Tunes Behind the This was followed by er toe speaker the evening Walter v director of police district nT McLaugh or entitled his GEORGE CARNEY LEAVES SUN SHIP AFTER 30 YEARS George D Carney pioneer Sun Shipbuilder retires Saturday after more than 30 years with the local company He has sold his home on East Nineteenth street and will go to his larm on the eastern shore of land Probably tons of coal were on the move by ship train und truck Railways snowbound for days were Thirty thousand coal cars stn led in Yorkshire were expected to begin moving 300.000 tons of conl southward from that area ns rosc to 32 above refused Immediate com- ment on Mr oiler of American conl Prime Minister Clement Attlee's emergency general stall was considering it Observers saw four main sons why the government probably would decline Mr Truman's oiler with 1 The drastic fuel savins plan was working A of tons of coal has been saved in the power plants during the last three days 2 Coal shipped from the United States could not arrive until the greatest need was finished 3 The most urgent problem was not production of coal but n trans- caused by extreme winter weather which virtually halted shipments from the mines to the power plants 4 American coal presumably would cost dollars of which Britain is seriously short The Air Ministry forecast cold weather for several more days Temperatures climbed into Die ties today and a drizzling rain was anticipated in place of the snow b b Power stations In the worst areas had built up seven to nine days reserve supplies At least a was regarded as a safe minimum Railways from Yorkshire were ex- to be back to n normal daily coal shipping ule by Saturday Conl ships ing London from northeast England were being unloaded and sent back in a record average of 10 hours More than were by the forced Industrial rise of Last City Edition FAIR Chester Fair and a Wile warmer today and tonight day increasing cloudiness ana mild PRICE THREE CENTS Truman Loses In Fight On Budget day Electric power restrictions for good shops restaurants and stores were relaxed today The big Lyons Restaurant chain announced it would be able to serve lunch day cancelling yesterday's down announcement was a definite break in the bottleneck yesterday The p t i tn 4 I in J situation still was officially CALLS REDS IN UNIONS MENACE TO DEMOCRACY Turn to 2 Number 10 and talk He de- Phases of recent Scout when am v i- was concerned was to combat juvenile delinquency ing the war and the part Scouts and the aid in prevention and ishment of crime this has worked In district for some time told the Association warned the business men that there is verv eal danger of a sales tax being en- State finance its public improvement using this method to rake funds but not rule numerous anecdotes about his work with the FBI several of them scribed how useful Boy Scouts also de- be Picking up clues by such methods as combing a woods or large r fh one be- the first ship was launched at the new Sun yard in Chester George Carney joined the company if office set up In Square He on the staff of the Engine Drawing Room Since 1926 he has been tendent of engineering in the yard On Nov 13 1946 he received his year service pin from John G Pew president of Sun Ship Born in Wenonah N jr Mr ney attended public schools in N j Later he studied Institute His shipbuilding career started as an apprentice machinist at New York Ship in Camden He later became Chester's Birth Rate For Year Sets Record the New oui Ship then went with Harlan Turn to Page 2 Number 9 an t out News How It Looks To Us BT THE EDITORS woef t a kidnapping on West coast where Scouts played the Part the solution or The speaker pointed out the in the FBI for anyone fingerprinting Phase of crime v j men like himself are holding a line of defense against the outbreak of crime but the IBI need of Placements Mclaughlin expressed the hope tuo many of the bovs at scout meeting would the help to fill the ranks leaders at the meeting In- John Lane of Raymond H Diament Pardon reader but at this time We can't resist the urge to rhyme There's news from and Ridley Park Tucker s tax column will make you start Comics panels Springfield school notes on labor a cartoon on Chester scouts will rule our city Pictures of brides and they're all pretty Britain's crisis is still news And Bob Finucane airs his views The Politics column is on page four In Washington Lilienthal holds the floor DeMilIe speaks on the closed shop French industry grinds to a stop The birth up the fine Dear reader Be Our Valentine Council a treasurer of the William Penn Edwin M Bush district executive Ronald C head In the dis- Brush chairman of Newsome William Penn chairman and chalman Paul GEORGK D CARNEY The city's birth rate soared to ord heights in 1946 when 1968 babies were born This was revealed today by Mrs Mary Aikin of 409 place who serves as registrar of vital for the Commonwealth in this area Her records disclose that last years figures surpass by a able margin the previous high mark established In 1943 when 1903 births were reported and climaxes a trend that started during the war Conversely while the birth rate in recent years has increased the citys mortality figures have dinned slightly In contrast to last year's greatest number of births there were 709 deaths This a sharp decline from 1945 when 869 deaths occurred Last year also marked the first lablc drop ln in that year 743 persons and the index gradually rose A clean Indication of how births until the peak was reached in 1945 have moved upward since days is gleaned from a perusal of Mrs records In 1939 when the war was In Its infancy and business had hardly felt the Impact of the war boom there were only 1094 This number spurted forward in succeeding years until 1943 it took a drop in 1944 when 1713 birth were and ic co 1945 with a mere 1645 new ton w Story vice-president of Allis-Chalmers told Congress that fifth column union leaders are seeking to advance Communism under the mantle of trade unionism and nre the menace to democracy Story urged new labor legislation to weed out Communist leadership from unions He submitted to the Senate Labor Committee n program of legislation He would outlaw industry-wide bargaining amend the Wagner bor Relations Act to make both em- ployer and employe liable to unfair labor charges outlaw picket lines nnd compulsory ism and provide for supervised cret strike ballots and government guarantee of democratic tion of unions Story whose company has been beset by strikes by the United Auto- mobile Workers CIO since last April snid however he did not favor denial of union membership to Com- In that approach he lies the destruction of democracy Instead lie said Congress should use the weed killer technique of eliminating Communistic union ers without harming the turf of democratic unionism There were these other labor lation Hollywood Cecil B told the Senate Committee that abolition of the closed shop would free workers from He supported a by Sen Joseph H Ban R Minn which would out- law the closed shop refusal to pay a union assessment in cost him nis job as a radio showman said tne closed shop was 2 Senate Republicans seemed to be aiming at passing some modified BELIEVE ONLY VANDENBERG CAN SAVE LILIENTHAL strong back by Senate President Arthur H can save David E appointment to head the Atomic Energy Commission ate today With three of the Senate hi him Mi H friends nnd foes alike predicted that future form of legislation to renew the government's power to seize bound plants Sen Robert A Tuft R O chairman of the Senate labor committee proposed an emergency measure to allow the government to seize Industries when The Issue promised to bring dent Truman his first showdown will the new Republican Senate majority Mr Truman reaffirmed his support of in the strongest terms yesterday when he rejected Republican demands to the appointment Senate circles believed the President's backing could not turn the trick without the powerful port of The Michigan Senator Is In GOP councils and Turn Co rapt 2 Number 7 Washington The Congressional Budget Com- today overwhelmingly a proposal which would have precluded any cut in the Army and Navy budget The motion was made by Rep R Mich His proposal would have reversed the decision of the sub-committee This group recommended that President Truman's mate for the Army be cut one billion 500 million dollars and that the Navy budget be slashed 750 million dollars The decision of the budget committee to reject no reduction move was disclosed by Sen ster R Maine He told re- porters only about seven men voted to let the dent's recommendation for the armed services stand The committee planned to vote at 2 p m on a mise proposal by Sen Gurney R S D to limit the budget cut to four billion 150 million dollars ut would be one b Ihon 850 million dollars less hC S'S dollar cut aU leady to by a sub- UlG budget told newsmen that his proposed cut envisaged of all 400 M Proposed spending reductions to the Army and Navy had proposed cuts m tlie armed services should be limited to 200 million do lars each for the Army and D Ky Indicated he expected the Republicans to railroad the budget cut through said lie expected that de- bate would be cut off this afternoon In short order and a final vote ments and The Kentucky Democrat said the Republican leadership had given no response to demands for a budget cut a compromise He stated that as measure he would support the ncy proposal to reduce the by four billion 150 million dollars including a token dollars reduction of 200 million dollars each for the armed forces disclosed that the amendment which was soundly de- would insured no Uon In the budget for the armed forces and the Veterans to 2 Number 5 France Suffers Heavy Blow As Workers Go on Strike Pars paralyzing blow was struck against Prance today by workers who abandoned their jobs to hold protest demonstrations de- manding higher wages The strikes believed largely in- spired by Communists were against Paul hold the line policy on wages The premier's first thought Is to reduce prices instead of raising wages j a strike threatens the national welfare As for labor troubles Story charged the primary cause local 248 of the The local was organised in 1037 at the com- pany s West AlIIs plant at Turn o 2 Number 6 Protest meetings to be held throughout this afternoon will demand wage Increases In face of the government's insistence that prices cannot be held down If wanes go up b The stoppage hold all Paris subways and buses for one hour and close government offices for hour one the multitude rs Miss noted one departure from the maternity tion Whereas in previous years most the months thwarted predictions by having most of Its babies born in September October November and December t anel of Americans Presents Brotherhood Demonstration In the senior units Squadron 371 of Bethany took first Scout Troop I of second to Chester Troop 22 of church In the Cub B the prize went Pack the Highland Community Club Prizes made by the dis- Bush also announced the schools and names cf Orville Palmer chairman of Turn o Z Number 8 practical demonstration and explanation of brotherhood and tolerance will be presented at Swarthmore College next night when students and thj general public will have an opportunity to her the Panel of Americans panel is made up of six k T a Roman a Jew a Negro a a All students or alumni of the Uni- of California at Los the girls have been making a nationwide tour to fight intolerance and racial They will appear at the borough college Wednesday at 7 30 n m of their tour of the area as sponsored by the Committee of the r United Nations Council of they will make 14 appearances in this area The girls in age from 23 ui f of their tour which has included appearances m an parts of the country is to demonstrate how people of di- verse backgrounds can live gether in harmony Included in the group are Ian Hargrave 23 the Protestant representing the average American with no minority problem who acts as moderator Jeanne Marian Taylor 23 the Jewish member of the panel Ernie May Maxcy 23 Ramirez 20 the and Prances Toy 13 the American of Chinese parentage END OF SUGAR RATIONING MAY FOLLOW RULING Washington The U S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today affirmed a lower court decision which ration officials say may cancel out the entire sugar rationing program The decision written by It will open the doors of all schools for a half holiday as ers join in the protest Paris morning newspapers did not appear with the exception of the Communist as paper employes carried out a general strike But scarcely a newspaper It was more like a loid pamphlet calling on all workers to join in protest meetings Even the English language Paris Turn to 2 Number 3 Berlin's Mayor Appeals For Aid desperate plea made today lo the world to save tbc populace nt Berlin whose residents are of hunger and as 1 result of the severe cold wave Tim appeal was made by Berlin's mayor Or Otto in an address lo the city parliament Dr Tbe population shouts we cannot RO on any longer us save u.s The Berlin magistrate takes tip this cry of despair in appeals lo the world help us save these people The mayor Due lo the cold wave have nothing left They are of Suicides arc on Increase Old people are helpless The mayor pointed out that to the War rules the occupying power is allowed to raw upon Ihc resources of the country in a proportion which is bearable to Its In The Cards Truman Leaves Little Doubt As to His Hopes for 1948 Judge Wilbur K Miller concurred and Judge Henry w Edgerton dissented rhe original decision rendered by U S District Judge F Dickinson Letts in a suit brought bv the berly Milk Products Co Moberly Mo against ration administrators Judge Letts held that the War Mobilization and Reconversion Act prohibits the historic use basis In administering the sugar rationing program Ration officials contend that the historic use system Is the only satisfactory way to ration trial sugar They also contend that without an industrial sugar the domestic program will collapse Although the court's decision dealt only with the bulk sweetened con- milk industry ration officials say that it would extend throughout the entire rationing gram Office of temporary controls at- could not say immediately whether they would carry their to the Supreme Court They said they would first have to study the Appeals Court affirmation Washington Democrats and Republicans were on notice today that President Truman has eye on the 1948 Presidential nomination and expects to take it If he wants It a year from next June Few here doubt that the tion would be his for the asking There never has been much doubt that Mr Truman has contemplated a full term of his at least in his happier moments The matter came up In White press conference when Ben Andrews Washington of the Republican New York Herald Tribune inquired Mr President arc you going to accept the 1948 nomination offered by Bob Hannegan is chairman of the Democratic National Committee Early this month he tossed Mr man's hat in the ring in a New York speech The President took a pre- pared statement from his desk and read as In view of certain comment re- garding the Presidency I wish to say there has been no change in my attitude since the statement I read to you on Nov II 1946 the Congressional election Republican triumph The Presidency is being con- ducted now just as it was then It will continue to be so conducted That is to say I intend to continue to act In this office as the agent of the American people without regard to my personal political fortunes I repeat what I said to you on Nov II when I pledged the Executive to in every wav with the As President of the United States I am guided by a simple To do m all cases from day to day without regard to narrow political considerations what seems to me to be the best for the welfare of all our people But there was nothing about re- the 1948 nomination nor re- Turn to 2 1 In Today's Amusements Comics Cross Puzzle Editorials Finucane M Martin Media News 15 Obituaries 18 Pegler 17 Pearson 13 Personalities 6 Radio 6 Service 8 Sports M 15 6 Times Files 6 14 Tucker 6 9 Women's 14 2 fi 6 0 IS 5
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