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Pottstown Mercury (Newspaper) - September 6, 1947, Pottstown, Pennsylvania STRAND SHOE BEPAW Pottstown tfb Mercury VOL 16 NO 295 POTTSTOWN PA SATURDAY LOWEST PUCES AT MORNING SEPTEMBER 6 1947 Unauthorized Strike Of Trainmen Closes Carnegie Steel Mills PITTSBURGH Sept 5 strike of 1800 ing on an inter-plant railroad today forced shutdown of the Carnegie Steel corporation's Pittsburgh district and idled thousands of other workers The strike termed br President A F of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen began morning when workers on the railroad talked out in a dispute The strike involves members of the Railroad Trainmen and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Details of the demands were announced by either side but the employes reported to be seeking a hourly pay in- crease improved vacations and pay differentials All basic operations of the larrest U S Steel subsidiary U shot down late today at plants at Homestead and Clairton Approximately persons including office workers are em- at the plants A six-hour conference between officials of the railroad and of the brotherhoods up tonight a ment ut conferee said another meeting was scheduled for tomorrow morning A statement by company dent C R Cox This shutdown will result in a daily loss of production of 21.000 tons of steel ingots tons of blast furnace pig iron and approximately 16.000 tons of finished steel products This the company said is an amount of steel equivalent to that required for the manufacture of more than 8000 automobiles There was no way of telling what immediate effect if any d oa Pace Four at Seven at Home No Blank Checks for Aid To Europe Vandenberg By D WASHINGTON Sept 5 Senator Vandenberg said today Congress will not write a blank check to aid Europe and called on the White House for full details of any emergency abroad which might require a special session of Congress Is not going to act in the dark Vandenberg told ers In his first news conference eince returning from the Pan American ence in BraziL And we are not going to write blank The Michigan lawmaker man of the ate foreign tions committee that the next move must come from the White House by telling men that Republican congressional leaders have no for a special session Vandenberg said has no disposition to dodge any emergency which the dent may clared that if a special session tf needed before the scheduled of Congress S it would depend upon tial initiative after in- formation challenge to the administration to produce the facts supporting a crisis in Europe lowed a grim portrayal of conditions abroad by Undersecretary of State Robert S Lovett On Wednesday told reporters the situation has grown so acute that U S aid mav be needed before the end of Page Fire Express Employes Win Wage Increase WASHINGTON sept 5 Sixty-five thousand railway express today joined the ranks of those getting a 15 Vi cents an hour pay raise In another labor de- velopment the government's new chief mediator Cyrus S Ching promised to do everything sible toward Industrial peace Harrison president of she AFL Brotherhood of Railway Clerks announced the wage raise agreement with the Railway Ex- press agency He estimated the increase at annually and said it would raise the average wage to cents an hour It is effective as of Sept 1 Taking over the leadership the vastly larger federal mediation and conciliation service Ching told reporters after being sworn in as director of this new will be no miracles The attempt to build better agement relations is a long slow process but we hope to make a real I think that more progress is made by making haste than by trying to do thing TRUMAN HAILS BRAZIL Says U S Won't Forget Co-operation During War Economic Aid Visioned By B VACCARO RIO DK JANEIRO Sept 5 President Truman told an iar today that the of the United States are people who forget their friends when those friends are in need After referring to Brazil's aid in World War H by providing air bases and supplies of strategic materials Mr Truman departed pared address am here to say that we are not a people who forget our friends when those friends are in need Mr Truman also said that Brazil and the United States must continue to cooperate with sister nations of the ern hemisphere in the meat of a strong and concerted force for the good of mankind He declared that the United States is resolved to support the United Nations with all the re- sources at our command Some Brazilians said they i thought the president's i tion strongly implied a pledge of economic aid to Brazil Members of Truman's party however cautioned correspondents against Interpreting the statement in any specific terms These sources suggested that the interpolation should be viewed against Secretary of State address to the can conference and Truman's own j ran speech at the closing session of that in which It was explained the needs of Europe were relatively more urgent than those of the Western hemisphere Truman's reference to United States support of the United j tions was heavily applauded The President making hie second speech on Brazilian soil since arrived to close the Inter conference described American relationship as one of lifelong friendship Brazil and the United States he om Page fire Staff Photo Robinson Spring City RD 1 b here by cereo age children who are part of her brMd II left they David and their am aad Mated the arms the chair Thunderstorm Soaks Area for Second Straight Day Two again hours yesterday for the second day in succession At 6 a m a hard shower by thunder rolls and ning soaked the borough and paved the way for a second storm at about j she still has to take This Afo Rest When Children Goto School While most mothers heaved relief when school opened and they were able to send their children off to classes Mrs James Robinson Spring City RD 1 ed took a deep breath and ed back into her After a long Summer she got four of her children for The latter one spilled rain in volume for nearly a half hour and brought along with It a gray over- cast which shaded residents throughout the entire day Both storms accounted for of precipitation In a from 8 a m to 8 a m yesterday over 8 of an inch was recorded A few drops fell Intermittently through the day but was only to wet sidewalks and require Friday shoppers to carry their umbrellas Although humidity percentage high the absence of the sun's rays held down the mercury to a high of 75 degrees which permitted more comfort than the weatherman had predicted Both storms in the morning failed to alter mercury readings which hovered around the 70 mark The outlook for the i weekend could be classified as and there are no signs that Summer Is giving in to the approach of Today is to be care of seven at home It is be- that the Robinsons have the greatest number of age children at home in this area Mrs Robinson who read of Mrs Mace 440 King street has eight children in school felt that they had something in common But in a different way problems are similar on Sunday morning however You should see us scurry around on Sunday Mrs son said All 13 of us attend el Methodist Sunday school where we are on our second year fect attendance Mrs Robinson's children at home are Doris 5 Janet and Joan twins 4 Robert 2 Diane i and Dennis twins 4 months Site in Ninth Ward Is Acquired for Stowe Grade School A tract of land for the erection of a Stowe grade school has been acquired in the Ninth ward Ralph P Holloway of the Pottstown school board announced yesterday The announcement followed a Mercury editorial day The announcement followed a Mercurr editorial citing bunding the need for grade school am ing in that area until building Hollo way said a down 1 Sets I now must travel by bus to Walnat street west Berks street had been made and that a trust company BOW was searching the title The land was purchased from Ralph F SchUchter 869 North Charlotte street and the school board is paying for the tract out of current receipts The title is being searched to Insure full and outright ownership by the school district Holloway went on No plans have been drawn for more centrally located in the The Ninth ward tract is the ond piece of property by the school board for the tion of grade schools The first site is a complete block located In the north end of the It is bounded by Franklin and streets and Grace and ral streets A grade school building there will serve residents of the north end Roberts Put on Demo Slate At Local Party Caucus Democrats representing both the county and met last night at the Ringing Rocks home of Dr J Elmer ter to smoke the pipe of peace at a party and join conflicting forces for the forthcoming primary elections Specifically one new name came out of the of Attorney Victor J Roberts who win be the third Democratic candidate for Pottstown school director According to C Roy Bosh president of Roberts was away on his moon and Taxation when the Jaly 21 deadline for of- come around and at that time only two candidates were Since his candidacy has been announced late it will necessary for name to be written in on ballots next Tuesday About io men and women Conver Is Selected Chief Patriarch of IOOF Encampment Excelsior Encampment 85 IOOF held its semi-annual election of of- at its meeting last night in Support of Hospital's Improvement Plan Voted by Clubmen Forty delegates of the Pottstown association last night voted financial support of rial hospital's building and David Conver was elected chief J niching program after a tour of succeeding Raymond C i the institution escorted by the Odd Fellows halL THE WEATHER For Eastern Pennsylvania Cloudy inth a few scattered showers and warmer today Fair and warmer followed by scattered after- noon tomorrow 75 Mercury 57 Antics Local temperatures early morning 500 0 rs Expected To See Lay field Air Show cloudy with a few scattered Maurice E Sassaman Sr to grand ers and may be warmer in j encampment Rowland to the south portion Sunday is to be jage In Philadelphia and fair and warmer with possible and Rowland to Home association scattered afternoon showers i neW 19 and will be conducted by William j M Gay district board of directors i Ten of the 18 clubs In the j have already pledged j it was reported and the remaining j eight clubs are expected to follow contributions Support the Community Chest drive also was pledged Ernest V Hunter board president of the hospital gave a brief talk on its workings and plans Other were made by Earl B Bechtel and Daniel S of the President Floyd E Seeders uty grand patriarch andi his staff I Country club was m Sweetwood Other officers elected Sweetwood high priest H Bechtel senior warden junior warden Harry scribe H Rowland treasurer and F Eagle Representatives elected to included candidates from the Second Third Fourth Sixth and Ninth wards candidates for county offices and party workers The county candidates present were J Alfred Marquee 1131 Queen street union official running or county controller KL seeking his third term as county commissioner John S Spring House running for of Deeds and James M Seating Colmar candidate for Clerk of Courts the main purposes of the conclave was to introduce the dates to the workers Each of the present spoke a few words mostly to the effect that they hoped for party unity and support in the elections Mensch whose office is the only one contested on the mary slate denied allegations that he WM a Republican and asked any party worker who waa dissatisfied with him to stand and speak his piece Only one did that was George F Shaner borough surveyor Shaner was rather upset that the engineers were appointed to vey the site for a Pottstown municipal airport claiming that he as a good Democrat should have got the job He admitted however that he could not have done the job gratis as county is doing for jtown but claimed that he could have done it much quicker Court Delays of arguments on the tion of Gerald C Wentzel ed murderer for a new trial day until October Judge George C Coraon who pre- sided at the week-long trial of the Kenilworth man last April on a MOTORCYCLISTS ARE HURT IN TRAFFIC CRASH Youth Girl Are Hurled From Vehicle in Colliding With Car at A youngf motorcyclist and his companion narrowly caped serious injury last night when they ran into an auto- mobile in the center of i Benjamin highway about I one mile cast of hilL Russell 138 New street and Jean 133 Adam street Royersford were riding west on the highway when they ran into an automobile driven by George T Maxwell Pottstown RD i Maxwell the constable Thren was admit ted to the hospital with ations of the left ankle cwta of the head Farke was treated for lacerations the f aad Maxwell waa east and about to turn left into a garage op- fay Kenneth Buchert he saw the motorcycle approaching from the right about 100 feet away stopped immediately he toW police but the driver came straight toward him after around another westbound on Route 422 saw him swerve around the other driver and come toward meV Maxwell narrated I he didn't see me until it was too late I had come to a stop when he struck my Although both aad wife hardly test the Jott Wt saw the aad that An ambulance of the WiH company took Parke and to Memorial hospital shortly after 9 pjm The collision occurred at pan State police of the The left front fender of car torn almost loose from the body by the impact of the crash and the rear left window at his sedan was cracked A strand ol left in the be- tween window and the frame the head of one of the struck the automobile of the ar Dia A min and Attorney ton H counsel for the defenses a resident is free ander bail his second decree and the f or a new triaL Both Scirica and Rosenberry informed the court in Norristown that they were unable to the case this month because they have not had sufficient time to read the 800 pages of trial mony Arguments in the for a new trial had been scheduled to be heard next week Meeting Scheduled By Airport Group The mercantile sub-committee of the citizens airport committee will meet at the Dutch Grille o'clock Monday that time it was reported the committee should be complete and the names of the members who will participate in the current drive for funds for a Pottstown municipal airport will be released Leon C of the citizens airport committee declared last night that a ed to spur the drive for i funds will be made next week and direct e r s o n appeals j east corner of and Hanover Mi caucus took most of the credit for the county's allocation of to i the c also claimed credit for the field i vey for which Shaner blasted him from i confined to industry and various organizations will be- on airport committee and I to from and Maimed credit for the field he h the Chamber i of Commerce and this i heartily Presiding at the from several Pottstown firms and organizations j Plans also were made last night i for degree work in on Nov when a class will be j ated for first aad second degrees j An estimated 5000 spectators are C airport a sn m a m m a te 10 m 11 I B b m 1 p ST la m Tl 4 p 71 5 p m 75 71 C p m 73 7 p m a p 57 9 p m 69 10 p 73 69 H p 70 12 p m i2 71 l 73 2 73 3 expected to witness the air snow at Layfield airport tomorrow sored jointly by the Gen Carl A chapter National Aeronautic association and the airport agement for the benefit of town Civil Air Patrol The day's events will be climaxed at 2 p m when the name of the airport located at the junction of Routes 663 and 73 will be officially changed to Boyertown airport in ceremonies involving borough of- of Boyertown arid air en- In addition to the contests and demonstrations already announced it was stated last night by William are expected to come manager and from Norristown i charge of the meeting Other officiers of the association A Smith West End Fire on Pace dent of the local NAA chapter that a model airplane will be brought to the show by Lt Roland Leister commanding officer of the Boyertown CAP The group will also set tip its Link trainer and members will strate it throughout the day Stahl said not a thrill Stahl said last night in that emphasis tomorrow's will ke the the private a meant mp thin at least U types and Philadelphia This degree work will be in aration for the Pottstown visit to Philadelphia on Nov 22 when the class will the third degree Retiring Chief Patriarch wood was in charge of the meeting kouts to Collect Scrap On Tour of Stowe Today Stowe Troop 1 led by their master Paul Milier will embark on a scrap collection at 8 o'clock sharp this morning the proceeds to go towards Scout equipment for the Goal of 2000 Set by Committee For YMCA Membership Drive West End Firemen Battle Flames hi of Home The West Fire company rived in: about two minutes and they really saved William last a roaring fire In the cellar of home at 613 East Howard street Stowe was checked rapidly by the Stowe firemen The heat the blaze at its height was sufficient to burst the glass frames of the cellar windows ruin an electric heater sear off the wiring and burn the underside of the upstairs flooring so badly that the living room floor roils and The fire started at said whew spark from a he was ignited and a half gasoline ing the gasoline as perfect tmd were large wood to to bwild new second-floor Led by Chief R M- Eagle the Stowe firemen rushed into the cellar with coses and gas masks and extinguished the smoky blaze sons Joseph 3 arid liam 7 were In tears and times in screams as the fire was fought lor hour thought they were going to lose their home their Mrs Amelia Arriving right behind the men and before c the large crowd had gathered was Capt Meral Cox the Salvation Army mobile unit No one was injured in the fire but Slaby said trie total damage WM several hundred troop The youngsters will be looting ZS DEE IX NEW DELHI NEW Sept 5 i tonight said 25 persons were i Toad slain in the last 24 hours in will every nook violence in India's capital for iron rags and paper all of Expert Watch Repairing Prompt Arnell Store XI High St Ringing Orchard W W Harley now has insurance bus of J I- Schaffer Lim Will and Sun Al Food in Market ad Pace B West End Fire Co dancing tonight Leon Orch Members only Quick Radio Call J A Son Co M High Now open at 17 N Hanover Chas Longacre Jeweler in Arcade Dan Barber Shop Will be closed Sept 6 to U New Fall Drewes 9 to 44 DreaMt High and MOMS of Stowe but unofficial reports placed tne If they will bind scrap total at more 50 paper and take it out of the homes Open Every Sunday East End Restaurant Heat in Winter Cool in Summer Mike Raymond 358 Cherry Ph 2331 Hookies only Orchestra Saturday and Sunday evenings Watches Diamonds Wedding Rings High and Hanover Streeta Food Specials in Market ad Page 3 Big Bror Beer P at Harry i if the owners wish Enjoy Sunday dinner at Howard Johnson's 1500 High Air cond Radio and Appliance Repair 413 High St Phone 330 Assorted Colors Printed Stationery Mercury Office Dr John B Peterman Veterinarian Office 3302 Residence Dr A A will resume Surgical Practice Mon Sept By Appt Only A goal ol 2000 members 800 more than last year has been set by the YMCA membership roll call com- for its campaign which opens Tuesday Victor F son general secretary announced yesterday A meeting of the committee will be held at the YMCA at 8 o'clock Monday night in preparation for the membership drive he division commanders and captains of the committee will neet their for the BriTe They atso win re- prospect for persona whose membership ex- pires this rear Patterson said that the be the of j William H Curtiss general i man of the membership roil call committee arid Jacob R Setter chairman of the YMCA ship committee The roll call will be divided into three sections Patterson explained From Tuesday until Sept 17 an advance enrolment of old members win be held while from until Sept 17 the group will enrol sponsoring Both of these parts will be closed campaigns They tvill be followed by a lar enrolment period from Sept IT to Sept 30 The campaign will under the slogan Patterson emphasized that on -ON DRAG Lloyd's Road Phone 202 -J -3 Dance St Peters Hall 1128 South Saturday Charles Hicks Orchestra Open Every Sunday East End Restaurant Sef Food Specials in Market ad 3 Big Open Pottstown Sun any Monday School 16 mm Sound Projectors sale rent Arrow Camera Shop 80 N Charlotte Elberta and Hale Hillside Fruit Farm Blossom Restaurant Will Be Closed All Day Monday Peaches Peaches Brown's Fruit Farm Elberta Hate Pli J H Halderman Farm Rt U assigned to a gym class in school EWANICK a small bug frora his TONT SALVATORE the help wanted daily BARBARA college clothes NICHOLAS a home in tirbs to ice a cake a silver op news V impatiently for salesgirl in a local storm a
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