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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - January 6, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION iOR SIX MONTHS ENDING 57TH 17483 FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day Daily Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP and International News Service IKS COOLIDGE BURIAL SA TURD A YAMONG VERMONT HILLS Simple Ceremony Planned for Funeral of Former President Who Died Suddenly at Northampton Home Hoover and Congressional Leaders to Tonight Unknown to the Iubiicy Silent Cal Had Been III for Two Weeks With Indigestion Which Developed Cardiac Sixty Years of Bears Up Well Under Strain CHESTER PA FRIDAY JANUARY 6 1983 NORTHAMPTON Mass Jan Coolidge the thirtieth President of the United States will rest tomorrow beside his father in Granite Hills His burial on a cold hillside of Plymouth Vt where his ancestors were buried will be as he wished it without undue solemnity and with out pretense The former President in death as in life was a symbol of the simple mode of life which had been his code which had characterized his every act from obscure lawyer to the Presidency It was the wish of his widow that Sprouls Refusal Paved Coolidge Path to White House his burial would be the tentatious unmarked by pomp or ceremonious circumstance Harry Ross his secretary and per haps his only outside Calvin Coolidge became the thir tieth President of the United States only because a Chester man stepped aside and permitted Fate to name the New Englander as Chief Executive The year was 1920 when the Re publican National Convention was being held in Chicago Governor William C Sproul Chesters most fa the Presidency by the Keyst9ne m andhe picked up some from other states The bal bis immediate 1 JOlAng for 5everal candidates be buried with all the simplicity that i W1L ut denmte results j men came the famous telephone call from Philadelphia with Boies Penrose on one end and a party marked his life and the lives of his ancestors It was Mrs Coolidges wish Ross said that the usual grandeur be absent from these rites She have him buried as simply as wa The late Calvin CoolidRc as he appeared in one of thelast pictures taken of him HOOVER PARTY OFF TONIGHT COOUBGE BIER Servants Packing Bags for His Fourth Presidential Funeral Trip Flags at Halfstaff Ovtr the Nation Guns Moan Tomorrow WASHINGTON Jan CUP The nation entered a 30clny period of mourning today as President Hoover prepared to attend the fu neral of Calvin Coolidge The countrys flays were at half staff Its military officers were in mourning insignia Its citizens grieved The capital was stunned Mr Hoover and his party will leave for Northampton tonight Ac sunup tomorrow naval puns in nil shore sta tions and afloat will bcqin rheir dny IOIIR booming at halfhourly Inter vals The President and delrRfUions will attend the North ampton services They will return immediately to Washington The trip home will be marie while Mr Cool idges body is being lowered in a grave next to those of his forbears and his son in the rocky little ceme tery near Plymouth Vt Congress which adjourned yester day in respect to Mr Coolidge planned to continue its deliberations today Most of its members and practically every prominent eitLjen of the capital sent condolences to Mrs Coolidpn one of the most pop ular First Ladies in Washingtons his tory Servants packed Mr Hoovers bags for the fourth presidential funeral he has attended President Hoover was enjoying power on the other Harding said Harding it was Then the delegates tired and har have him buried as simply as was lnen the delegates tired and har his mother his father and his son ried from the nervewracking ballot It was his way ing for the Presidential nomination Calvin Coolidge might have been to the Vicepresidency buried in Arlington cemetery to rest alongside the great of the nation The ever popular Governor Sproul seemed the logical choice A delega Mrs Coolidge who knew him best tion of leaders went to Sprouls suite chose for his fma1 resting place the I offered him the nomination cemetery in the hills that are white I Without hesitation Governor through the winter and green through for generations bck had been buried there Funeral services will be at the Ed wards Congregational Church where the summer His ancestors v v JvX W A Sproul declined He thanked them for the high honor but stated he did not believe he wanted the second highest position on the ticket With that gesture Governor Sproul turned down the Presidency of the United T States for the HardingCoolidge Continued on Last Page i ticket was easily elected and when President Harding died in August 1923 VicePresident Coolidge was sworn in as Chief Executive Thus Governor Sproul became possibly the t only man in American history to de clinethe Presidency of the United States i CooiidgeBody To Lie in State NORTHAMPTON Mass Jan 6 body of Calvin Cool idge 30th President of the United States will lie in1 state tomorrow in the simple town church which he attended in life For an hour friends neighbors and distinguished visitors from out of town will be permitted a last look at the man who led them through their most prosperous years W Sproul Many Hostess to Coolidgs Shocked C Sproul of Lapidea Manor widow of Pennsylvanias former Eovsnior William C Sproul was deeply by the news or r n r r o f H i 11 r i j luncheon in the sunny dining room I with Secretary of State Stimson when the flash came in Calvin Coolidge is dead The President seemed stunned Silently he pushed bark his plate Carefully he folded his napkin Slowly he walked to his office Quickly he issued orders for of ficial mourning and dispatched his ad Mrs Coolidge were personal friends of RTvcrnor and I Maid SprouL Th2y were our eussts on a number of occa sions both m the executive mansion at Harrisburg and at our home at vfsltsd o Mr Governor Sproul was some two years older than President CoolidRe 1DiS and 1919t MrCoolidge served the of Massacnusetts ss governor He visited Chester in that capacity and became a xvarm friend of Governor Sproul Mr Sprouls term ascSf executive of this state extended from 1919 to great states of the Union the two men had much in clmmon and the formed at that time into a lasting JSSbnal Governor Sproul spent many weekends at the White House known to the public Continued on Last Fare MAYOR APPOINTS MEDICAL EXAMINERS Mayor William Ward Jr today an nounced the appointment of a Board Medical Examiners who will make r physical examination of several patrolmen of the local police depart ment in view of placing them on the pension list The board Is composed of Drs John VS Eynon William B Evans and H C Dpnahoo thelatter being the city physician No time for the examina tions has been set this being left to the discretion of the examining board It is understood that ten members of Flags to Remain at Half Staff on Public Build ings for Coolidge s v JUST MEANS A NEW POST OFFICE S11000 stands Between the City of Chester and a new post office What we to do about it Any other city in the United stateswould be turning heaven and earth to that the property owners of the selected site Ket together and 7 TnS T 0fEect a pro rata in their fees so that the city might have this needed improvement As is known at least to a majority of our citizen the sum has been appropriated for this government building and the federal authorities are willmg to put of this fund into a building site but no more raised the limit 000 Three groups of owners concerned in the deal two owners of unimproved realty and eight home owners One of the owners of an unimproved parcel of land really tho key to the situation ha reduced his price mm 9105000 to the owner of the other unimproved parcel ha reduced IUH price from to the third owners of eight dwelling houses after condemnation proceeding hv the government was awarded by a jury of viewers in round figures 107000t n for the proposed site or an excess o 0 Ihis in a nutshell is thft situation Any other community would bring pressure to boar on property owners who have not made a sufficient sacrifice in to secure a hand some federal building that would be a credit to Chester Its everybodys business and n civic duty to demand some adjust ment of prices that this city may profit by an ample and ornate building to which every one could point with pride In a final analysis it seems very evident that the awards made bv the jury of viewers are out of all proportion to real and tangible values far vfal estate assessments and actual sales are concerned in this city This is no criticism of the commission appointed by the government to hear testimony in the condemnation proceedings for they acted no they say upon the testimony as produced The testimony introduced before the commission in behalf of the government tended to establish the value of the dwellings to be taken irom low to high while tho testimony on behalf of the claimants dwelling houses established the value of the properties to be taken from low to high It is reported on the best authority that these dwellings sold for J3200 some years ago Allowing for an increase in value due to some ousmess enterprises on West Fifth street it is difficult for tho layman to understand how tho value could be enhanced GOO per cent even by tho most fanci ful dreamer of market vahios in Chester Today on prominent entirely residential streets in tho First Ward one can buy any number of comparatively new residences for to each these being built to sell from lo If the city could assess any one of these houses on West Fifth street for the amount awarded there would be an appeal and much testimony would be forth coming to prove that the assessment was out of joint Will the public spirited citiacnn of Chester remain inactive and let this improvement slip from their grasp when the matter of in price adjustment will bring the needed improvement Other cities in the Union are fighting for government buildings we are assured ono provided a slight reduction in price is made on the purl of a few property owners At least one of tho States representatives at Washington is working hard on this job nnd it is no less a personage than Senator David A Reed who in a letter written as recently as December 27 to a Chester citizen said None of owicrs seems willing to canift down level of the governments offer and unions they do so the project will be delayed inevitably while the Treasury looks for another site The plan PRICETWO CENTS 10 TO 20 YEARS IS SENTENCE FOR YOUNG BANDITS West End Trio Convicted of Charge of Robbing Chain Store Manager Taxi Briver State Witness Gets Suspended Sentence From State Convicted of four charges arising out of the holdup of a chain store collector at Third and Engle streets this city on July 30 three Eleventh ward youths were given from 10 to 20 years each and fined S2200 by Judge Albert Duttoa MacDade last evening The defendants Walter Szymanski Tird and Haes streets ahead once the difficulty Report of Arthur H Scott Horticultural Founda tion Submitted Plans for an arboretum comparable the best in the United States are disclosed in the report of th Arthur H Scott Horticultural Foun dation made public at Swarthmore today The report was prepared by John C Wister director of the foun dation and appears as a supplement to the annual report of Swarthmorc College President Fell Cites CalV Plans Discussed at Meet ing Held Last Evening County Proposition WASHINGTON Jan f tlle ffoventmentsfigures Hoover issued the following procla mation today TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES It becomes my sad duty to an nounce officially the death of Calvin Coolidge which occurred at his home in the City of Northampton Massa chusetts on the fifth day of January nineteen hundred and at twelve twentyfive oclock in the Friendship With Late Gov W C Sproul He liked to visit felt com fortable and he felt the friendliness That word about President Cool ufrLeasue KSS in Jrniiaaslprua tct deliver the the Pennsylvania MilitaryCollege Founders Day address November 17 i and formed the nucleus for yn or 3927 was spoken by E Lawrence Eanization of all truckers and in Jreil president of the League jterested persons of the county into afternoon Coolidge hod devoted his en tire life to the public service and his steady progress from Councilman to Mayor of Northampton and thence upward as a member of the State in the Senate of Massachusetts Lieutenant Fifty local men interested in theSenate of Massachusetts Lie effects of proposed legislation against Governor and Governor ol the trucking interests gathered last chusetts to Vice President a PIT 4 tvr i i f of and Presi dent of the United States stands as a conspicuous memorial to his private and public virtues his outstanding ability and his devotion to the public welfare His name had become In his own vc v rj i ij L u i j v ww WU i y lit iAj i i tn in i 14o U W11 The purpose of the Foundation in welcome President Coolidge I a federation to be known as The Hfetimc a synonym for sagacity and memory of Arthur Hoyt Scott of 1 fc occasion was almost the last i Delaware County Motor As wisdom nis tcmperateness in speech the class of 1895 and late presidentf puonc appearance of former j and his orderly deliberation in ac of the Scott Paper Company of Ches inpr cSproul than pros William D Mason of the Sun Oil i tion bespoke the profound sense of A iVAWi I U ot the Scott Paper Company of Ches ter is expressed as a desire to help horticulture by visual demonstration which can be best realized by the CONDITION IS FAIR Members of the household of Rob ert Wetherill Sr retired manufac turer and banker who has been con fined to his home by serious illness report that his condition has re mained fair during the past several days following a slight rally the early part of the week HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY United Press JEFFERSON PARK SCRATCHES Vyealher cloudy track fast Tight Rope Dick Porter Don Caesar Clasbys Choice Boy ish Bob Pattie Kate Elizabeth S Florence Dolan Master Ogden Gen Campbell Mc Tinkle Pennant Bearer Dedicate Agnes Sorel Zode Blighter Norse Princinio Overbrook of such have been notified to be in i planting in a public i JQJ examination i trees shrubs and used by people of average ing in the Philadelphia district Emphasis is placed upon perennial J Shot End Delma Dunn Patricia Clare Be rruile Aerial Trumpet Tskum Joan K Dick Chcvcly Prince Pharatime Cla bclle Mamie D Reo Belles Past Capt Henry Rcsuh mission Last Heels Spot Pot Sunnyside Up Nurses Boy Friend Underdun Piece meal H a s o 1 a Transformation Charlie Bills Blue Darter No Fun St Jim Friar Kid Reservation Peace Lady Chicfn Challenger Lady Viola Blue Damsel Flairj Porter Pomfrct Missy Continued on Last Page DECLARE MISS IvfCUE ACCIDENT VICTIM Members of the family of Miss Mary McCue of 804 East Ninth street today declared the report that Miss McCue had tried to end her life last Tuesday by taking gas was erroneous It was stated that Miss McCue was return ing from the third floor apartment atop of her home and was overcome by gas fumes while descending stairs She fell heavily and was found unconsicious a short time later by a member of the family An investiga tion showed the family declared that a gas jet on a heater on the third floor had been pulled partly opsn by a boy in rhe family and had been utivii ij to Tijiciii jYjuvsuii 01 me oun on JMWJUUIIU Miise 01 League re acted in the capacity I responsibility wbich guided his con Pnrlnrl hie nf rpmnnravir CVIQ u i duct nf tlif niihlir hncinnocr 11 i ici v v u itcLtjci in i nf ranapirv rKe his oftemporary chairman or the me tn next i mg explained that to have an or j r uw i iCi V r CML followins ganiration of worlhwhile nature the PvMirtmY r he group should te organized to repre t President Coohajre on i sent divcrsifipri It is old and between Governor that the few temporary offl duct of the public business From the American people he Continued on Last Page SENATE RECESSES and Presi dent Coolidcre It lonp before the latter went to Washington Gov ernor Sproul went to Massachusetts and made half a dozen addresses when Coolidge was campaigning for the governorship And Mr and Mrs Coolidge on several occasions were Continued on Last Page V E HICLE FIVE PERSONS HURT noon Monday becauSf of tho rlrath Continued on Tape Seven i of Calvin Coolidge had gone to the third floor on an er rand She was treated at the Chester Hospital and soon returned to her home Five persons today were recovering from injuries suffered when a trolley car crashed into an automobile hurl ing the vehicle into another car at a street intersection here The injured were Martin Jacobs 0 29 his mother Mary 64r and his Miss McCue father Charles 64 ail of phia seated in the first William J Davis 23 of Cohvyn and Edgar H Reding ton Jr 26 of Phila delphia in the machine behind AT AGUA CALIENTE Nelbane Sorry Arg Carmel Quick Flight Louis Hamman Genghis Khan Suitor Burton Agmes Graccterd Accord ance Rock Roval RcaFn Gav Cora Altavar Bright put Nehb Sir Seths Bacon Homcwocti Weather clear track fact How Late Calvin Coolidge Climbed to Presidency Born July 4 1372 at Plymouth Vt Member Massachusetts state Sen Receivea preliminary education in ate 191215 president of the Senate ungraded school at Plymouth and at j in 1914 and 1315 oiwie Black River Academy at Ludlow and j Lieutenant Governor of Massachu St Johnsburg Academy SCtts 19161713 graduated at Amherst College f Elected Governor of Massachusetts ui 189o In senior year won gold two terms 1919 and 1920 I medal m national competition for Sleeted Vice President of the best essay on causes of the Revolu United States in November WO nonary War j Became President of the United law in offices of Hammond States August 3 1923 upon the death Ql Warren G Harding Elected President of the United States in November 3924 While on vacation Augrust 2 1927 issued famous statement I do not end Field at Northampton Mass and began practice there Entered politics as member of Northampton Common Council 1900 01 City clerk of Northampton 1Q04 Married Grace A Goodhue of Burlington Vt October 4 1905 are completed aad tho project is nil ready to over the site is surmounted These nre plain words and hooded by every one in Chester who is interested in its progress and especially the property owners who are concerned in this site at Fifth street and Edgmont avenue As a matter fact there is lesn than a five per cent rechiction required to meei grovernnientsfigures It may not be known but aside Irom Divine employment to Chester rosidentft in tho construction of this edifice and business to the material men there are several building programs now being hold up that wil proceed at once if the government can get this site for its price of What are we going to do about it Partly veiled by a dense cloud of black smoke the American nil r ana resume member Massachusetts House of Northampton Mas RsprcEenratlves 190703 Died January 5 Mayor of Northampton 191011 lampion Mass ijut uj a m jjac uiuuu oi niaCK smoKe Amrriran nil in choose to run for President in 1923 fa shown in two the Retired from Presidency March 4 minutes of her death 35 miles southeast of the Frvlne pfn Sh 29 and resumed residence atj off the North Carolina coast The rrew if S3 JckJd up 193 at North lan ft if Fun aftcr taking to the lifeboats and tas at Northj landed at the Marcus Hook of the Sun Oil Companv Lcwcr photo shoirs the last of the Doris KeJIogg as she took her final GIRL FOUND DEAD IN PHILA PARK t Believed That of One Re ported Badly Injured A girl believed to be Rone Me Closkey 19 who disappeared when her escort was mysteriously attacked last night was found today brutally beaten to death The crushed and broken body of the girl was found by a guard in a clump of bushes 1n Fairmount Park Phila delphia The girls head had been bashed in with a heavy instrument The body bore numerous cuts inflicted by a razor police believe and gave every evidence of a vicious criminal attack Dennis Boyle the girls escort last night when she left for a delicatessen store was in a critical condition in the Presbyterian Hospital suffering from a probable fractured skull Police were unable to make a posi tive identification immediately hut from A comparison with photographs expressed the opinion the body that of the McCloskey girl Detectives and police had scoured all sections of the city for her Boyle because of his condition was unable to give police a coherent ac count or what happened last night COIN BOX RECOVERED While inspecting vacant prop erties in Sun Village this morning Patrolmen McKinncy and Wright found 3 telephone coin box torn from the wall of a vacant store The box had been broken open The tele phone which had also been ripped Court Criticizes Mayor Ward and Conditions Others for from its fastenings police headquarters was taken to Declaring certain raids made by members of the Chester police de partment to be travesties express ing the belief that operators of pincrs visited were tipped of and that Rending cases into court with out evidence a mockery and a waste of the citizens money Judge Albert Dutton MacDade after direct ing the acquittal of five men placed on trial for alleged violation of the gambling laws on the ground of in sufficient evidence criticized Mayor William Ward Jr and other hlRher ups for conditions in Chester In September and October last raiding squads directed by Traffic Captain Busher visited establish ments in the 1200 block Providence avenue 700 block West Tenth street and 1000 block West Third street vmdcr arrest five men William Upton James Robinson George s Carr Samuel Tiphe and Michael Fromal In each instance Captain Busher testified the raiding officers found racing sheets blackboards and sev eral men in the places all sitting around idle there being no evidence of actual gambling Following his directing the acquittal of tho five accused men but ordering that they pay the costs of prosecu tion Judge MacDade summoned Cap tain Busher and inquired who had in structed him to make the raids Busher replied that Mayor Ward had done so on information furnished by James L Rankin a Chester attorney Continned on Pape Two Six Living Widows Now of U SFormer Presidents With the death of Calvin Coolidge the last living exPresident of the United States has passed There are however six living Presidents widows of cx sylranian by birth lives York Although78 years Benjamin Harrison a Penn in New old she still takes an active interest in the affairs of the nation She was entha siastlc in her support of President Hoover during the presidential cam paign last fall Mrs Grovcr Cleveland now Mrs Thomas J Preston Jr lives at Princeton She is president of the Needlework Guild of America and often visits Philadelphia Mrs Theodore Roosevelt still re sides at Oyster Bay the home of her late husband Beloved by the people of this country her appearance In public Is always the signal for a great demonstration Last fall in New York she made a radio appeal for President Hoover and received a tre mendous ovation from the huge mass meeting that heard her and other speakers Mrs William Howard Taft makes her home In Washington where she reads plays contract listens to the radio and generally keeps herself thoroughly uptodate Her daughter Mrs Helen Taft Manning is dean of Bryn Maw College Mrs Woodrow Wilson also lives in Washington She travels a great deal and takes a lively interest in politics She attended the Democratic Na tional Convention in Chicago last Mrs Coolidge completes the lis of widows of former Presidents AH s Anthony Partyka 24 of Third and ward streets and Frank Brzezicki 20 or fourth street and Highland ave nue Each was sentenced to serve from 10 to 20 years for highway rob bery 10 to 20 years for robbery while armed six months to one year for larceny of an automobile and from ye4LrB for the Wltkin Act The sentences however fue to run concurrently Two years nre to be spent in the county jail and the remaining eight years in the Esatcm Penitentiary Judge MacDade specified The youths held up collectors for a chain store while they were collect ing money from a branch store at Third nnd Engle streets They es caped with in cash after firing several shots They hired a taxi and at the point of a gun forced the driver to lie on the floor in the rear od the car while the daring crime was being perpetrated irm10 drivcr the taxicab Ralph Williams 24 of Seventh and Upland turned states evidence at the beginning of the trial and it was mainly on his testimony that the de fendants were convicted Williams was fined and costs and given a suspended sentence of from 1 to 20 years Judge MacDade ordered him to return to Virginia from where he came as soon as possible and warned him never to return to this state Szymanski Partyka and Brzezicki each denied having any connection Continued on Page Seven CZEKAY 3 OTHERS GO ON TRIAL AGAIN Pour township officials of Delaware county granted a new trial by Judge MacDade after their conviction on conspiracy charges went ontrial a second time today before visiting Judge Norman T Boose of Somerset county afc Media The defendants are Joseph Czekay justice of the peace of Chester town ship Frank Plait constable of Rid ley township Shirley OBrian con stable of Tinicum township and Wil liam Servosrr special deputy sheriff of Eddystone They are charged with conspiracy extortion malfeasance misfeasance misdemeanor and misbehavior in of flco The charges grew out of a raid on the premises ofFrank DAmato of the Knowltpn road in Mlddletown township near Village Green where many barrels of alleged liquor were seized DAmato charged the men at tempted shakedown tactics upon him The defendants weira found guilty of the charges by a jury before Judge Albert Button MacDade and sen tenced to serve from one to three years in the Broadmeadows Prison near Media Their appeal for a new trial was granted by Judge MacDade who expressed himself as not wishing to sit at the retrial At the time of going to press the only witness who had been called to the stand was Sergeant James J Toohey a member of the State High way Patrol who told of having been called to the Knowlton road place by Czekay Assistant District Attorney C Wil liam Kraft is the prosecuting attor r nO opacsor lames Husbands who tookseriously their wives requests not toget them any thinc for Christmas are just gettinp back on speaking terms Senate committee members voted 4 to 1 for repeal No doubt they were around among friends during the holiday recess Chinese friends here may boasi of their clean up qualifications but as Paddy McPadden remarks its the Japs who are cleaning up just now Fellows who broke their New Year resolutions have one consolation They didnt have to pay a tax on em A certain girl in Cifcy Hall who thought she could run the place may soon find herself running around for a job remarks many of the disgusted municipal employes Technocracy has had one advan tage already It gives crossword zzle addicts another word to add to their vocabulary No victims of bad liquor have been reported to our coroner for several months Maybe the bootleggers are becoming more careful and con scientious The Weather WASHINGTON Jan UP The weather forecast for tonight Eastern Pennsylvania Fair and warmer tonight Saturday increasing cloudiness and wanner light rain Saturday night and probably in west and north portions Saturday after noon Colder Saturday night much Sunday Western Pennsylvania Fair and warmer tonight Saturday night rain and colder Jn south and light rain and colder probably changing to snow flurries in north portions muck colder Saturday V   

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