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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - January 3, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              1 t DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1 OS 57TH 17480 Daily Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP and International News Service INS FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day CHESTER PA TUESDAY JANUARY 3 1003 DEMOCRATS PLAN TO CUT THE COSTS OF GOVERNMENT Prepare to Meet Roosevelt Thursday to Talk Over the Mattel SCENE OF NEW SINOJAPANESE WARFARE Expenses Seen Exceeding Revenues 100 Million a Month WASHINGTON Jan 1933 by United of government costs commanded atten tion today as a prime object of the incoming Roosevelt administration House and Senate Democratic lead ers who are preparing to confer with the Presidentelect in New York Thursday are known to regard the reduction from the boom period levels as one of the first jobs to be tackled They are ready to grant Mr Roose velt almost dictatorial powers to do it They see this as the chief alternative to still heavier raxes Speaker Garner estimates govern ment expenses are exceeding revenues 5100000000 a month This is a day It is an hour It is S2300 a minute Within the coming year S7000000 000 in government securities become due That is more than half the amount of the European war debt It represents S7 for every minute that has elapsed since the birth of Christ When a farmer or a home owner Koes to the money leaders to renew his mortgage the banker wants to know whether he is keeping up with his expenses If he cant earn what it costs him to live then his credit goes bad Government is now in the position of the man who has let his expenses get out of hand and cant keep up his payments Some citiFs are prac tically bankrupt In New York bankers liave demanded certain municipal economies before they will lend any more money to the largest and richest city in the country if not in the world Now in effect the federal govern ment is about to go to the money lenders to ask for renewal of a loan That is what it amounts to in rough terms The bankers do not expect the federal government to go bankrupt But when they know that its expenses are each day falling more than Continued on Pagc Seven EDDYSTONE PASTOR SOLVED PROBLEM Syeridsbetaard Soegarrd a former resident of Copenhagen Denmark who is employed as chief construction engineer by the York Ice Machine Company at York Pa is no different from many other men in this country fell in love Then he set about to locate a Danish clergyman to tie the knot He hit upon the idea of writing to Samuel Anderson Danish Minister at Washington D C who after search ing his records ascertained that the only clergyman of that nationality in this section of the counfcrv is Rev Carl L Appleberg rector Mar tins P E Church Marcus Hook and St Lukes Church Eddystonc who resides at 1400 East Tenth street Eddystone Promptly upon receipt of the in formation from the Danish Minister Soegarrd communicated with Dr Ap pleberg and through correspondence arranged for the wedding which solemnized New Years Eve in St Lukes Church Eddystone The bride who before her marriage was Miss Helen Marie Adams of Detroit Mich a stenographer joined Mr Soegarrd t York earlier and made i he trip of 35 miles by automobile to he homo of tho clergyman The mar riage license was obtained at Gettys burg FALSE FIRE ALARM A false alarm of fire last night called district fire companies to Third and Trainer streets Police are searching for the responsible person who as residents of that sectionde scribed him was noticeably under the influence of an intoxicant 9 SENTENCED TO DEATH MOSCOW Jan men were sentenced to death today in the Soviet drive against attempts to retard government grain collections SAV HE CONFESSES Breaking down after a week of questioning Joseph Sterling 32 con fessed the murder of Charles Dow ney Philadelphia police said today SHANHAIRWAN CITY ISJN JMES Commander Says Defend ers Heroic Against Japa nest Attack Tokio Warships Menace Armys Rear Hit From Land Sea Air NANKING China Jan The Chinese government ordered its delegation at Geneva today to protest the Japanese attack on Shanhaikwan to the Leagueof Nations PEIPING Jan p hi Chinese their city in flames Chinese troops remained in possession of Shanhaikwan tonight after successfully repelling a series of intensive Japanese attacks by land sea and air which claimed hundreds of civilian aid military lives Telegraphing at p m from his field headquarters in a tiny village two miles from the city General Ho ChiKuo Chinese commander de clared than the walled section of Shanhaikwan was in flames at dusk but that the Chinese defenders were holding out bravely against strong odds Great palls of smoke arising from the wreckage of homes and buildings set afire by Japanese shells and bombs swirled about the Chinese lines chok ing soldiers and panics t r i c k c n civilians alike The latest Japanese onslaught brv gan at 2 p m and ended with twi light With naval aerial rnd artil lery forces combining in the attack hundreds of shells landed within the walled city The historic drum tower was demolished by a wellplaced shot Japanese troops concentrated their fire on the south and east gates of the city One detachrrfent managed to Breach the uth gate but the Chinese employing hand grenades Local Legislator Hits at Pa Costs OFFER Decentralization of Gov ernment Object of Local Legislator Salary Cuts Wiping Out Commissions in Major Operation REP ELLWOOD J TURNER FAIR AND WARMER WEATHER FOR AREA Continued on Page Seven AMATEUR MARKSMAN ACCIDENTALLY SHOT WITHDRAWN FROM RAGES TODAY By United Tress Horace W Rice 33 of 511 Jefferson street Woodlyn was admitted to the Taylor Hospital Ridley Park yester day afternoon nnd physicians re moved a bullet from his collar bone Rice who had the day off from his place of employment went to Che cel lar of his home to engage in target practice on an inside range A bullet fired from the revolver riccocheted after striking fche cellar wall and struck him After the bullet was re moved he was permitted to go AT JEFFERSON PARK Lad Clialson Catalans Idol Vole Dr Parrish Trice Dr BiJly Lady Viola Xormahal Too Much Talk Lcc Betty Beau Run On Lady Menifce Plucky Girl Brown Trap Dedicate Chipola Joan K Aprnes Sorel Tudgrc Phantasimc FuJl tip Slanta Light Nun Jargon Dick Chevely Lazy Mary BattlingBill Patricia Clare Bill Looney Honohina Hal Riley Escoha Land Dandy Dan Eve line F Fellow Golflex Cupidity Abstain Pomfrct Afcovc St Mica Wolverine Transformation My Companion AT AGUA CALIENTE Lieut Rust Gold Crevcs Ruthie rliss Bullet Escoba Prize Boy La FlorcIIc Barb Macac Scotland Blues Bebita Post Rural Charm Ricky MissMono Rose Patsy Laura Pretty Sis Come Susn Port Asrent Gfeamfnjr Star Yojrano Peace Lcjr Wee Drop Fred Golden Weather clear track fast BY INHALING GAS Second W a r d Res id en t Had Threatened to Wipe Out Family Believed temporarily insane from brooding over his impending arrest coupled with overindulgence of al coholic drinks Irwin Wharton 36 father of five small children ended his life by gas early this morning The lifeless body of the man was found shortly before 3 a m at his hcmc 1135 Edgmont avenue bv his sisterinlaw Edith Webb who wen to the home to visit one of his chil dren Virginia who was asleep on the second floor at the time Wharton pried a board from the third floor opened a gas connection and lay face dounward with his face in the floor opening and death A note he scrawled when he de cided to die was found by relatives It reads Al and Edith please watch over Virginia until Madalyre gets here Irwin time 3 a m Below this was a footnote reading Continued on Page Seven Fair and warmer is the prediction toclny in New and Maryland Mostly cloudy ind warmer is tbmovi rovi i The highest temperature here yes tcrday was 42 t p m and the low est was 25 at 1 a m The average of 34 was one degiee above normal for the date but twelve degrees below the average January 2 last year Maxi mum temperature for the date is 67 established in 1876 and minimum in 1918 Sunrise today was at am and sunset will be at p m Eastern Standard Time HARRISBURG Jan thorough overhauling of the adminis trative code under which the Com monwealth now operates is provided for in a series of bills which Rep Ell wood J Turner of Delaware countv will present to the House he an nounced today Decentralization of government is the theme of the measures They also include provisions for salary reduc tions of State employes in the higher brackets these salaries to be con trolled by statute restoration of the original powers of the secretary of In ternal Affairs and elimination of duplicated activities in the various de partments and commissions The Delaware county member would abolish the motion picture censor board and leave the work to the Fed eral Government Instead of the pres ent executive board of the Governor and his five appointees the board would be made up of the five elective officers of the Commonwealth Elimination of the securities com mission is proposed the work to be Page Seven GST FIRST LICENSE The honor of obtaining the first marriage license issued at Media in 1933 went to Harry F Kcstner 35 a marine engineer residing at 1005 West Fifth street and Miss May D Shields 27 of 1153 Potter street this city The happy couple wore first in line when the marriage license bu reau opened In the court house this morning INDUSTRIAL DATA STATE SHOWS VARIOUS RANKING Chester Is Fourth Among Third Class Cities in In vested Capital Delaware County Fourth in Production Eighth in Wages Paid A recapitulation of industrial fig ures covering Pennsylvania and made by the Pennsylvania Department of Internal Affairs shows that in 1931 Philadelphia led all of the other counties in the state in the value of manufactured products wages paid in industry and number of wage earners but ranked second to Alle gheny county in the amount of cap ital invested in industry In the value of products number of wngc earners and amount of wages paid Allegheny stood second Making public a comprehensive table of industrial figures Secretary of Internal Affairs Philip K Dowcv pointed out hat Luzcrne county ranked third among the sixtyseven counties in value of products num ber of wage earners wages paid and capital invested Delaware county was fourth in production valuation last year stood thirteenth in tho number of wage earners eighth in the amount of wascs paid and ninth in invested capita Erie led all of the third class cities in the value of products of industrial plants in 1931 With Alleiuovn second and Reading third While Eries production valuation exceeded valuations in nil of the other cities of the third class Secretary Dewcy pointed out that in the num ber of wage employes and also in the amount of wages paid the city ranked second while in the amount of in vested capital it occupied third place In the number of employes Reading was first and Allentowri was third York occupying fourth place Under the item of wages paid Reading again took first place with Altoomi rbird nnd Allenlown fourth Johns town was first in the amount of in vested capital Bethlehem was sec ond and Chester fourth The third class city study Secre tary Dewey said shows that the value of all industrial production in cities of the group reached G55000 in 1031 The plants in tho various cities employed 219111 wage earners who were paid 600 Capitalinvested in the industrial es tablishments of the group of cities totaled SI13276100 SWIFT ACTION IS PLANNED ON BEER BILL AND REPEAL Report by Subcommittee on Former Seen b Monday Next Draft on Amendment Resolution Set foi Wednesday WASHINGTON Jan 3Signs o swift action on beer and prohibition repeal legislation made themselvfv evident as the Senates holiday re cess expired The Senate Judiciary Committee granted hearings on the House 3 per cent beer bill but limited then to six hours while a subcommittet meeting xvns cnlled for Wednesday to complete the draft of a resolutioi to repeal the Eighteenth Amend ment Senator Blaine Wisconsin Repub Mean who heads the subcommute in charge of both pieces of legislu uon predicted It would dispose o therepeal question Wednesday nnc said it might be ablo to report 01 beer by next week The Collier beer bill which passed the House by 1 vote of 230 to 165 was sent to Bhiines subcornniittei with instructions to con tine the hear ings to arguments on the constitu tionahty of the measure and to limi them to throe hours on each side The hearing will be held Saturdaj ftt 900 with the aim to complete i that some day and report back tc full committee at its meeting next Monday if possible The subcommittee will considc several proposals lor redraftingthi collier bill to remove questions o its constitutionality but Blaine and other members said they did not ex pect this to delay consideration These proposals for redrafting th bill were discussed informally by the judiciary committee yesterday de spite the absence of a quorum One of them which received favor able comment was drop the at tempt to defino nn intoxicating per centage of alcohol in beer and merely declare that the penalties of the Vol Orphans Court was conducted at Media yesterday in spite of the New Years holiday with Judge W Roger Pronefield presiding because of the Illness of Judge John B Hannum As criminal court opens today Judge Pronefield hold court yester day to dispose of a number of routine matters About 30 lawyers were in attendance at the session which lasted less thanan hour More than 40 accounts of estates for audit were handed up for Judge Froncflclds consideration Outside of Court the courthouse was closed executives and employes of all of the other courts and offices observing the holiday OBSERVES BIRTHDAY Bishop Francis M Taltt of this city head of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese in Pennsylvania is observ ing his 7lst birthday today Ministers of all denominations will tender him a testimonial dinner Fri day in the parish house of St Pauls Protestant Episcopal Church Broad and Madison streets where he served as rector more than 30 years Several other testimonial events are scheduled to be held in Philadelphia BALANCE WASHINGTON Jan Treasury balance as ofDecember expenditures 96412 customs receipts 51902156202 Continued on Page Seven J ALBERTNORTHAM NAMED ALDERMAN Albert Northam has been ap pointed by Governor Plnchofc alder man of theFirst ward to fill a va cancy occasioned by the death of Philip p Oglasby xvho had performcc the duties of the office for over fifty years having been Justice of the peace in the district before its designated as the First ward The new appointee to the ranks of the minor judiciary of the county for twelve years has been assessor of tho ward in which he will now be magistrate Mr Northam a supporter of the Republican party is a native of this city and has lived here durinc his entire life At the present time he resides at 312 East Twentysec ond street Official announcement of the ap pointment has been received by Mr Northam from the offices of the gov ernor an Harrisburg but official com mission of office has not yet been re ceived When the commission has been received the newly appointed official will begin the duties of his office immediately At the present time he has not fully decided upon a location for his office MOTHERINLAW GIVES TESTIMONY Testimony given by a motherin law In police court thls morning was nifllcient to cause Magistrate Thomas C Berry to Impose a fine of and costs or 30 days in the county prison on John W Kelly 29 of Woodslde avenue Upland The woman Sticthcn of Crosby street near Thirteenth street said Kelly came to her home while intoxicated and started a fight Kelly claimed he only had a few drinks when he went to the home to sec his children who arc being kept by their grandmother NEW YORKS FAMED TRIUMVIRATE Xcw York States new chief excoivc and his colorful nrcdeccsson that j County Man Gets High State Honor SPEAKERG R O VER C T ALBO T Representative Grovcr C Talbot of Delaware county who today as sumes the House speakership of Pennsylvanias 130th General Assem bly was first elected to the legislature in 1924 He was born in East Coventry township Chester county April 23 1K85 and wns educated In the public schools of that locality He served for four years on the council of Nor wood borough where he makes his home He was president of that body for two years and was for four years burgess of Norwood where he is in business Today he is serving his fifth suc cessive term in the assembly as the Representative of tho Second District of Delaware county having shown large majorities in every election Talbot is staunchly aligned with the state Republican organization He forged rapidly to the front during the last two special sessions as the co leader of a group demanding drastic governmental economics and as the author of the two relief bills bear his name The first provided for relief of the states un employed nnd the second furnished for the same purpose He places second to none Jn the legislature as a foe of Governor Gif ford Pinchor and a critic of the ex ecutives policies Hero Is the Talbot creed Honesty is the most necessary quality in politics and I can look any man straight in the face when I say It My feeling 1s that if a man is honest nnd fair to his constituents and to his associates in office he will find that everything else including the political aspect takes care of it self That is true in business and in all other contacts of life How ab surd to say that it cannot be true of politics SEEK INSTRUMENTS FOR BOYS BAND A request for usod baJid Instruments has been made byWilliam H Kreil and other members of the executive committee of the recently organized Boys Band Membership in the new band ha reached a high figure and it is pro posed to increase the group until the total reaches one hundred boys under the age of 18 There is a shortage of instruments at the picsent time and the lessons and practices are thereby hampered It is the belief of members of the executive committee that there are many homes in which instruments He hidden away where they have been discarded for one reason or another Many person would never use them again and it is the suggestion of the committee that those who can afford to do so donate such Instruments strictly for band Walter Sharp of 803 Green street Marcus Hook received painful burns of the legs when he slipped and fell into a vat of scalding water last night while working at an oil com pany plant in Marcus Hook Sharp was taken to the Chester Hospital about 015 p m and treated Tor the burns Although hiscondi tion is not serious he was hold for further observation and treatment ROXYS CONDITION BETTER NEW YORK Jan L Rothafel was reported in an im proved condition in Post Graduate Hospital where he was operated on His friends denied reports that he will remain in the hospital six weeks They said that he will be out much sooner FIRE KILLS 12 2 HOMES BURN PRICE TWO CENTS PENNA ASSEMBLY OPENS ECONOMY PROGRAMMES AIM Gavels Fall Promptly at Noon in Both Senate and House Talbot Is Elected to Speak E F White Chief Clerk Jan Gavels fell promptly at noon today and the 1933 session of Pennsylvanias General Assembly was under way Convened separately House and benate were prepared lor several hours of timeconsuming procedure fixed by constitution and tradition Lieut Gov E C Shannon presided in the senate and Eugene P White Delaware county Chief Clerk of House ascended the rostrom branch Legislators were practically obscured in both auditoriums by countless numbers of floral gifts which bedecked desks and jammed aisles Close to a hundred new members looked on with awed interest Veteran Legislators dispassionately Photogaphers Itches boomed Two hundred and six House mem bers answered to their names on roll call after Secretary of the Common wealth Richard J Beamish submitted official returns of the November bal loting certifying to the election of Representatives Representative A R Wheeler Forest county was the only absentee One vacancy existed this caused by the death of Repre sentative Thomas J Brown Lancas ter county The Senate membership immedi ately after the invocation stood and faced the westin silent tribute to the memories of Senators Pred M Sprout and Augustus F Daix who died since the last regular session Secretary Beamish likewise pre sented the official election returns in the Senate half the members of which start their first or new terms Nominated by the Rcpublcans with the state organization in control Rep Grovcr a Talbot Delaware county was elected to the House speaker ship His nominal opponent was Rep Wilson G Sarig Berks the choice of the Democratic caucus Tranquility in majority ranks was manifest in the fact that Talbots name was placed In nomination last night by Rep Turner another Del aware county member who some months ago was thoughfc ready to contests for f the speakership Other incumbent officers of the House were namedby the Republicans for an other term Less than ten of the 139 G O PJ representatives were missing from the caucus The Democrats elected James L Continued on Page Seven RJEELECTED EUGENE F WHITE of Third and Norris stalwart in Republican ranks has been chosen agrain for the important post of chief clerk of the House of Representatives at a salaryof Topics of Times Wild ducks have been seen flying north And after this session a num ber of lame ducks will go west politically An automobile stolen in Philadel phia was recovered in Norway Now thats what you call taking things too far At any rate as Mr Hoover would attest technocracy cant make a fish strike when it doesnt want to If it takes as long to age good beer at it is taking Congress to legalize it It should be pretty mellow by the time it arrives Family of 7 Wiped Out in Shelby 0 5 Dead Barstow Texas in SHELBY O Jan mother a father and their five chil dren were burned to death today when fire caused by a stove explosion swept their tiny tworoom house here The victims of the tragedy were James Miller 27 a sectionhand on the Big Four Railroad Mrs James Miller 26 his wife Five children of the couple rang ng from two days to eight years in age The explosion followed by flre occurred as Miller was kindling the stove in the house Itwas ic attempted to start a blaze with he use of kerosene and the explosion ollowed Mrs Miller and her five children were asleep in the other room at the ime the blast let loose Miller succeeded in fleeing from the house to spread a warning of the fire Continued on Paye Seven prophets say the back bone of winter wDl soon be broken If it isnt the backbone of scores of fathers who are shoveling coal chop ping wood and hauling out ashes will A dispatch informs us thafc Brazilian aviators are the most reckless Isnt it Brazil where the nuts come from Days are getting longer And with Christmas bills ready to roll in Dad is Retting shorter President Hoover has received 20 tons of personal mail since hes been in the White House Who says let ters to the President dont carry any weight i Weather Penn sylvania Fair and warmer tonight Wednesday cloudy and warmer Western Pennsylvania Clondy nifjht and Wednesday probably oc casional liffht rain Wednesday tonight colder Wednesday nlsrht and in north portions Wednes day afternoon   

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