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New Castle News (Newspaper) - March 25, 1931, New Castle, Pennsylvania NEWS PHONES 4000 To The Call 4000 NEW CASTLE NEWS WEATHER Colder Tonight And Thursday With Rain Changing To Snow FIFTY-FIRST YEAR No 154 NEW CASTLE PA WEDNESDAY MARCH 25 1931 PAGES THREE CENTS A COPY New Castle Merchants Vote Against Daylight Time Observance CONTRACTS Merchants Vote Down Proposal To Change Time Only Industries Will Ob- serve Daylight Saving Here This mer SATURDAY EVENING CLOSING TABLED Grange Representatives And Ministers Protest Against Changing Time Time will Lie observed by the industries of the city the months of June July and August but the stores and cial schools churches run on Eastern Standard Time This action was taken at a ing of the Better Business Bureau of the New Castle Chamber of Com- merce nt their meeting held in the Y W C A last evening Decision lo operate on Eastern Standard time came after vigorous protests against Daylight Savings were registered by ihc ministers and representatives of the Pomona Grange of Lawrence County Grangers Insistent Spokesmen for the grangers even intimated that the farmers might re-sort to boycotting the merchants of the city if a decision to adopt Daylight Savings Time was made by the merchants and when a vote on the matter was taken the chants voted almost unanimously to continue operating on Eastern Standard Time throughout the mer The committee consisting of W S Fullerton chairman John W Cox Rankin Johnston and A H representing the Pomona Grange of Lawrence County and the Fruit Growers Association slated that all agricultural interests of the county were 100 per cent against the observance of Daylight Savings Time Rev D C Schnebly president and Rev G S Bennett of the New Castle Ministerial Association were in attendance to express the views of the ministers of the city and to report the action taken by their association at a meeting held March Fliers Fail To Discover Any Trace Of Missing Men Near Viking Wreck By E A JEFFERY International News Service Special Correspondent ST JOHNS N F Mar for additional survivors of the ing ship Viking dwindled ably today when Bernt Balchen and his two companions after flying back and forth over Horse Island and White Bay for several hours late yesterday reported no signs of the missing men Visibility was excellent the air trio reported and conditions were favorable for low flying They ped off from Comer Brook flew over the middle of Notre Dame Bay to Gull Island thence fifteen miles to sea and over tridge Point on Horse Island er failing to find any trace of the score of Viking men on the south side of White Bay they brought their plane back to Comer Brook The South Polar airman hoped to make another flight over White Bay and vicinity today or tomorrow He was engaged for the search by Dr Lewis Frissell of New York father of one of the two missing Americans Several of the thirteen survivors of 126 men saved after the de- struction of the Viking by explosion Death Knell For Laws Committee Votes To Postpone Indefinitely Action On All Law Billi News Service HARRISBUEG Mar knell for attempts at revision or of the blue laws of 1794 was sounded for the present legislative session today when the House Law and Order committee voted 17 to 8 to postpone action on all anti blue law and fire were frankly skeptical on i now before the body their arrival here aboard the gona as to the finding of additional survivors in the Ice fields They were inclined to believe most of the missing men were killed by the disastrous gunpowder blast or died shortly after They held out little Varick the motion picture expedition leader and A G Penrod his cameraman The Sagona brought part of the survivors here yesterday most of these consisting of ill or In- jured Viking victims The other survivors will be brought here by tile rescue ship Prospero 16 when opposition to Daylight Savings Time was voted Industries Favorable A letter addressed to A H ton from D S Pyle representing the manufacturers of the city was read before the meeting This Con tinned On Two Natives Parade At Virgin Islands Before President Hoover Watches Picturesque Parade At St Thomas As Arrival ing QUEEN QUAINT SCENES GREET PRESIDENT Hoover About Ready To Begin Homeward ney From bean By GEORGE E DURNO International Service ST THOMAS Virgin Islands Mar esque parade by natives of the Virgin Islands today featured the arrival here of PA OBSERVES Motorists of New Castle will heartily approve the announcement of Police Chief C C Horner that police are to effectively enforce the stop signs Certain It is that enforcement of this tion would be an additional tee of more safety on the streets of the city Yesterday's rainfall was one of the of the year to date a third of an Inch of rainfall being ed during the past 24 hours The moving season is rapidly proaching and many New Castle residents arc planning to change cations April 1 and May 1 Reports received by Pa day are to the effect that autos are plowing through a pool of water on Butler avenue at the corner of land avenue and providing a unique scene There is a sunken section in the paving where some of the con- President Hoover on his tour of the West Indian sions of the United States The President was greeted at the pier by Governor Paul Pearson of Pa and Captain do Evans retiring Naval Governor of the islands As Mr Hoover and his party disembarked from the U S S Arizona he and his party made their way to the dock in a through a double line of gaily ated canoes Parade Is Viewed The President looked on with in- terest as the parade filed through the streets of this quaint town tled at the base of a mountain and fronting on a beautiful harbor The marchers included fruit and vegetable vendors balancing ily laden trays and sellers of milk and grass rumbling along in tiny carts or riding on the backs of keys Martial music was furnished by Continued On Two Martial Law Is Set Up In Peru Loyal Troops Kill Between 40 And 50 Rebellious Soldiers In Peru The committee agreed to report out but one amendatory that by Rep Schwartz Philadelphia which would permit Sunday milk deliveries until 10 a m Present lim on such deliveries is until 9 a m Miss Mitchell Exonerated In Death Of Child Jury Declares At Bessemer Un- avoidable Accident TESTIMONY SHOWED CAR GOING SLOW Lodges Share In Reception Here Grand Exalted Ruler rence Rupp Greeted By Elks Host LARGE CLASS GIVEN INITIATORY DEGREES Tammany Chiefs Silent About Probe Of Mayor No Comment Anywhere Dinner At The Castleton Preceding Lodge sion Is Notable Function Inquest Is Held At Municipal Building On Tuesday sports at the University of Iowa are ruled by Miss Gretchen Pulley above of Maquoketa la who was chosen queen at the annual water review She is a junior City Manager Plan Possible New Castle Could Act On Project If Passes Legislature IS PENDING AT PRESENT TIME Newt Service LIMA Peru Mar has dropped a little and a pool j law again prevailed throughout I votes cast are divided by the a spectacular at- j ber of candidates in the field and From News Bureau State Capital Pa Mar If the Moore City Manager now before the legislature ever is enacted into law New Castle along with the other cities of the state will have the opportunity of ing for itself whether or not it will change Its present mode of ment and have the business of the j city conducted by a trained ager In addition the city would decide whether or not it would hold its elections by the tional Representation plan Proportional Representation Is now in use ill Cleveland and O as well as the city ager plan Under P R party lines are more or less done away with in municipal elections and it Is In reality a preferential ballot Briefly the is this the number of Maud Mitchell 201 Elm street this city was exonerated by a jury last night in the of Santa Bombara four and one-half year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Bombara of semer who was fatally injured when struck by Miss Mitchell's auto on last Saturday evening The verdict read We do not fine Kiss Mitchell the driver of the car guilty of any criminal negligence finding a verdict of accidental death according to the testimony The jury was composed of A J Bates R R Shroop K E Mane- wal William Gabert Archie A Bruno and S J Irwin In Bessemer Boro Ball Inquest was held in the municipal building by Coroner J P Caldwell Attorney Joseph Leta of this city represented the parents of the little girl Constable A A the first witness explained a diagram of the where the accident occurred It on West Poland avenue near the intersection of Elm street Mr Shoup had also measured marks on the pavement where tLe car of Miss Mitchell skidded when she applied the brakes in an effort to avoid the accident He said the distance was about 42 feet Alfred Swanson testified that he was standing by the west side of his house on Poland avenue There is a drive way on the west side In the driveway near the street three or four children were playing Hp heard one of the children crying and looking up saw the car of Hiss Mitchell as it came into view on the west side of his house Miss Mitchell was driving west At most the same instant that he saw car Mr Swanson said that he saw the little Bombara girl start to run across the street She was running diagonally that is in a westerly direction and ran directly n front of the car He did not see ler actually struck as a fence ob- On Ten With an exemplary class of 75 new Elks initiated into the order hi his presence and with two noteworthy addresses of Elkdom left behind Grand Exalted Ruler Lawrence H Rupp of the olent and Protective Order of Elks the honor guest Tuesday of close to 800 Elks from the northwestern Pennsylvania dis- left this for a ilar testimonial affair at ning tonight District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Clarence O Morris of the tral west district which section plays host headed the delegation escorted the supreme chief to he Armstrong county city Notable Success Last night's festivities for the grand exalted ruler the first such celebration sponsored by the western district lodges in a decade proved far more successful than leaders of the district had even an- much as trie highest officers in all of Elkdom participated in it Besides Mr Rupp there was Grand Continued On Pare Ten Officials Hope For Solution In Slaying Of Girl Renew Hope Slayer Of ginia Brooks Will Be Found By JAMES L KILGALLEN International Netri Service Staff Copyright 1931 by International News Service NEW YORK Mar the word at Tammany Hall Frank John F Curry big right down to the precinct captains a strict policy of silence has been ed toward the action of the Re- state ture in voting an Investigation of the alleged corrupt ment of New York City Pending the return of their Mayor Walker from Ills vacation In sunny California none of Tammany's big shots are going off the reservation with statements of any kind The firing In the may break loose at any time but just Deadly Silent Curry is mum Absolutely This an International News Service re- porter found upon visiting him in the wigwam today Neither is John H McCooey Democratic boss of Brooklyn doing any talking Nor the acting mayor Joseph V If the Republicans have dazed the Democratic leaders of New York City the latter are keeping the fact well concealed As one observer put They all plasters over their mouths Business as usual is the front Tammany is putting on no matter is transpiring back of the On Two Big Gain Shown In Job Awards During Month Contracts Involving Reported In 12 Days In March CORPORATION HEAD TELLS OF INCREASE Lower Construction Costs Gives Big Impetus To Contract Letting In U S State Contends Martin Hired In Potter Slaying Cleveland Prosecutor Opens Case Again Pittsburgh Hymie Martin WILL BASE CASE ON SINGLE KEY Crime Well Prosecutor Evidence Is parent STAGE LOVERS TO BE MARRIED LETTER REVEALS KILLER AT LARGE Trunk Being Thoroughly Inspected For Finger Prints News Service SAN DIEGO Calif Mar Fresh developments in the search for the murderer of Brooks a San Diego school irl today gave authorities new hope of solving the baffling murder ery The murder trunk which is be- to have concealed the girl's dismembered body for more than hree weeks before the remains were ound was being minutely examined oday for finger prints of the slayer The old trunk was found on a dike 0 miles south of hero with a baby arriage on which was a note which This is the property of Virginia Brooks A Los Angeles newspaper has On Page Two International Newa Service CLEVELAND O Mar Pittsburgh Martin was lo aid in tbc plot to der former Councilman William E Potter County Prosecutor Kay T Miller charged in his opening statements made before the jury hearing the first decree murder trial of Martin in criminal court here today state will produce evidence to show that Martin was brought from Pittsburgh the murder of Potter and that Martin was one j of the hired Miller de- clared Key is Clue Miller stated that the state will base its attempt to convict Martin on a single key The key he said found in the lock of the apartment door when Potter's body was dis- covered last February 8 was the one which had been given Martin by Fred C Laub cf the apartment building Circumstances produced in the evidence to be presented by the state will point directly to Hyman Martin Continued On Two WILL ROGERS of water has collected Autos going Lima today after Continued Oa Two Daily Weather Report U S weather bureau statistics for the 24 hour period ending at 9 o'clock this morning Maximum temperature 49 Minimum temperature 37 Precipitation 31 inches River stage 6.5 feet tempt to upset the government col- lapsed before the onslaught of Loyal troops who killed between 40 and 50 rebellious soldiers Scores were wounded in the bitter fighting which scattered the gay streets throngs and spread panic throughout the city One report said 200 soldiers were killed but this could not be substantiated Government officials declared the revolt was instigated tic elements among the soldiery and was apparently led by j sioned officers of the Fifth Infantry regiment Many of them were rested and be the quotient is the number of votes needed to win a place Each voter marks his first second third and Continued On Two DEATH RECORD Ruth 22 Willow Grove Mrs Vera F 49 812 West Grant street William Barrett 29 Charles L Kuby C7 New ington Fa Capital Punishment To Remain In State From News Bureau State Mar Capital punishment will not be abolished in Pennsylvania in this session of the legislature The ner which would abolish the death penalty is definitely dead in the committee on judiciary general the committee being unanimously against reporting it out with an affirmative recommendation Back of the drive to abolish cap- ital punishment is the execution of Irene Schroeder The fact that a woman was executed for the murder of a state officer prompted sors of such legislation to present the feeling that there would be a feeling that women should not be executed A public hearing was held in the matter and the Scroeder execution was discussed at it After the ing the was acted upon in session and the committee turned thumbs down on the idea The sponsor of the to abolish capital punishment J Turner of Chester Pa is also the sponsor of the whipping post He comes from Delaware county the home of Judge Albert Dutton McDade who first suggested the re- turn to the whipping post for crime in Pennsylvania Judge McDade is a former state senator from ware county and at his suggestion Mr Turner Introduced his It also is in committee and will probably remain there from now on until the session is adjourned Special To The News BEVERLY HILLS Cal Mar have often thought my friend O 0 Mclutyre gave more space in his column to his little dog than I do to the United Stales Senate But Hi just Odd knows hitman nature better than do He knows that body at heart loves a dog While I have to try and make converts to the senate In London five years ago old Dewar a great humorist and character and the biggest whisky maker in the world gave our children a little white dog saying II this dog knew how well he was tired he wouldn't speak to any us We have petted him com- at him called him a nuisance but when we buried yesterday we couldn't think of a wrong thing he had ever done His bravery was his un- doing He lost to a rattlesnake but his face was toward him Yours By DAVID P SENTNER International Service Staff 1931 By International News Service NEW YOKE Mar Old Man Depression should get ready to take it on the chin according to ly revealed building contract figures throughout the tion A gain of 46 per cent in the daily rate of building contracts for March over February has been re- corded 2 The fact that the private in- are beginning to expend for building projects indicates a return to confidence in outlook for business Numerous million dollar building projects undertaken within the past few weeks indicate a definite stars toward better times L Seth man chief statistician for F W Dodge Corporation declared today in an exclusive interview with In- News Service In Contracts For the first twelve business days of March contracts of all j in 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains total said Schnitman This was at die rate of per day In the preceding month the daily rate of contracting was only The gain of 46 per cent in the daily rate for March over February is much greater than the normal Continued On Two Gandhi Attacked By Indian Youth Aged Follower Of Mahatma Gandhi Rushes In And Saves Holy Man Helen Gahagan New York ress above has chosen Easter Day for her marriage to her leading man Melvyn Douglas Both arc ent in the theater Mayor Mer To Leave California Mayor Walker Will Go To New York City To Fight Charges TAMMANY CHIEFS MAP OUT DEFENSE NEW YORK Mar While Tammany chiefs facing a long investigation of the city e1 in all its branches mapped out a defense today it was reported that Mayor James J Walker will return almost immediately from California The executive it was said here will leave Springs where he is on a vacation on five days earlier than he had planned Samuel scheduled to be counsel for the legislative tors planned to hurry to a close two investigations 10 is nov conducting These are the Inquiry into the ness of District Attorney Grain and the appellate division's probe of magistrates courts The In- may be concluded by Mny 1 and the Grain investigation possibly before that time Elmer West Moody nue Is a business visitor in pum News Service KARACHI India Mar year old followed of M K Gandhi today warded off the blow from the of a black flag aimed at the holy man by a tv of the Indian Youth's league which staged a hostile tion when the Nationalist leader and his party arrived at Station 11 miles from here The youth leaped forward to strike Gandhi but white haired Pundit Malaviya rushed in between and frustrated the attack the first attempt to Inflict physical injury on Gandhi since he launched thj civil disobedience campaign hich secured the present peace compromise from Britain Arthur Won't be long till the ball games start won't be long till they play for weather like this seems to urge it on it's 45 today And the death rate grandmothers you can ex- will mount as the days gc warm they never pass out when the is cold or the ball game is spoiled with a storm But ws let the sunshine commence to pout down and the office boy starts in c grieve Jor the funeral will be at the baseball and the laa simply has to
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