Chester Times, February 3, 1933

Chester Times

February 03, 1933

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 3, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania NET 1AIi CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 1O8 FINAL EDITION 57TH 17507 Dailv Leased Wire Repot ts or United Press UP and International News Service HNS CHESTER PA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3 1933 TWENTY PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS Two Convicted Officials of 8 Closed Upper Darby Bank INCENDIARY Sentenced to Jail Terms AT GERMANYS MAN OF THE MONTH i Mentally unbalanced Fa Geprge Wilcox Former President of Instiiul iients Rush Back Into tion Must Pay Fine and Costs and Serve Time in Penitentiary M Hardcastie Police Question Man Al Jr of Media Will Serve Term at Broad meadows Prison Farm leged to Have Made Threats Against Director ton Are Given Time to Make Restitution of Certain for Wilcox and Hardcastie Serve Notice of New Trial Ap peal to Superior Court WICKLIFFE O Feb 3 George W Statzell Jr and Nicholas A Dal Smoking ruins of the womens dor mitory at RidgeclifFe sanitarium for mental patients yielded the bodies of eight women today Firemen were searching for a ninth woman believed to have perished when fire swept the twostory struc ture while 24 inmates slept early to day Three attendants and Dr WBI i Glcndcnning director of the institu or carried the panic Four former officials of the closed ments was given a deferred sentence i Suburban Title and Trust Company j and 60 days in which to make of Upper Darby convicted last July j tion of j on charges growing out of the emj Immediately following pronouncei bezzlement of of the banks j mem of sentences on their clients funds appeared before visiting Judge j W C Alexander counsel for Wilcox Samuel L Reed of Ebensburg for j and J E McDcnough counsel for sentence today at Media I Hardcastie announced that an ap Two of the defendants were given j peal to the Superior Court for new jail terms and fines while sentences trial would be filed and bail was set for the other were deferred by at 520000 for Wilcox and at for Judge Reed to allow them an Hardcastie tunity to make restitution Sitting on the bench with Judge patients to safety They however to quiet the iri and several evaded their res ancl ran screaming back into the anci were burned to death list of victims was compiled from hospital records Mrs Isabel McBridc 57 Miss Lor raine Dean 76 Mrs Fannie Loudon 54 Mrs Gladys Fraser 30 Mrs Mary Bennett 75 Mrs Helen Kovach 50 Miss Ethel Zipp 24 Miss Agnes Tho most famous in nt least until IVIimh is that of Aclnlf Hitler Nnvi rhniucIior of Germany Thc Austrian who rose from puperhariffrr to virtual rulor of Germany is portrayed in this triple rr tl i un camera charmtor study Until a now Reichstag is elected March 5 the prrsni one having been dissolved Hitler j rontn nnd Lincoln nvonuos Prospect Prospect Park State Bank Scene of Robbery Bandits Make Getaway i Five Unmasked Men Enter Building in Business Center of Borough Cow Only Occupants Cashier and Young Woman Assistant and Scoop Up From Counter of Tellers Large Sum Stored in Vaults Cut Telephone and Alarm Wires Before Con fronting Frightened Employes Fifth Member of Gang Remained at Wheel of Highpowered Car Parked in Front of Bank in Which They Speeded Away Four nrnud bandit held up and s have taken a back road towards robbed the Prospect Park State Bank i Philadelphia will me hy rtccrc Measures to suppress communism have been launched by his regime nnd MO four year plans to save the worker nnd farmer by compulsory labor schemes and establishment of farm colonies are in the offinjr Meantime NaxiComirunist clnshcr continue death lolls mount George Wilcox 50 former president I Reed were Judges Pronefield Broomi DornnSton 8 ana Mrs Lottie Ro of the bank convicted on nineteen all and MacDade of the county court backJ3 A1 wcrc from Cleveland counts varying from embezzlement to j with whom Judge Reed stated he had mttimtinn making false statements was seni conferred before imposing sentence The institution is privately owned j most of the inmates were wares fenced ba one count to pay a fine of j A dramatic appeal for mercy in of the City of Cleveland or Cuya make restitution in the amount j behalf of his client was made by At county FIVE iiiDEBT DISCUSS FAIR AND COLDER WEATHER PREDICTED Thc firc discovered by Millard of and serve three to six I torney WC Alexander the other years in the Eastern Penitentiary in i attorneys also making pleas in behalf I LSmith an attendant Attempts to addition to paying the costs in the of the men they represented their I rscue tllfi quietly were fu case claims being combated by the comi tileMany ran wildly through the John M Hardcastie Jr 40of Mempmvealths attorney Assistant halls screaming insanely They kicked dia former title officer found guilty trict Attorney W R Toal who said and fought the attendants who tried of thirteen similar counts was all the men had had fair trial i to lead thorn out Flames scorched dered to pay fine and costs in j The defendants were convicted their night clothing and scared their the case make restitution in the after one of the lengthiest rriaLs in i flesh amount of and serve one to i Delaware county by a jury of seven I Half an hour after the lire was rhree years in the Broadmeadows rvomcn and five men whoarrived at discovered the structure was entirely Prison a verdict after 24 hours of deliberai Sentence was deferred on Nicholas j tion at the conclusion of 13 days of Continued on Page Eighteen A Dalton 58 Lansdqvvne secretary j testimony presentation Judge Reed i aud treasurer convicted on one the trial jurist refused motions for 1 charge of fraudulent conversion new trials at that time Judge Reed allowed him two years to I Wilcox was accused of being the make restitution of j recipient of most of the funds in the George W Statzell Jr 38 of 1 commonwealth testimony He re Drexel Hill former director who suei signed shortly before thebank closed ceeded Wilcox as president convicted j on May 19 1931 and was listed as a on a count of exhibiting false state fugitive for several months MacDonald to Head Corn United States YOUNG WOMAN ATTACK VICTIM BOY SERIOUSLY ov nt J UKiifLl 01 AU lU Plan Cance From Pair and slightly colder is the pre diction today in eastern Pennsyl vania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland win he fair tomorrow Thc highest temperature horn yes terday 60 at 215 p m was a new rpj T maximum for the date The previous Inird Ward KOSidCnt SaVS maximum was degrees established in 1928 Th yesterday was 41 nt 930 a m The average of 50 was eighteen degrees above normal for the onto and four Man In flicted Her Injuries SERVE HOT LUNCH CONSTANCE BENNETT TO WORKING GROUPS For more than three weeks men working on public school property in Chester Township have been served a hot lunch by members of the Felton Hose and Chemical Company No 1 in the fir chouse on the Concord road The men are divided into thixe groups each group working one day i week return for which they re ceive a food prdex At present they are engaged in grading Uie lawn of TO SAIL FOR FRANCE HOLLYWOOD Feb Constance Bennett film star and her husband made plans to leave for Paris it was revealed today by Mur ray Garsson special assistant secre tary of labor that her husband the Marquis Henri De La Falaisc De La James Nicholson 10 of 570 Mohawk ue Norwood suffered a broken leg fractured nose a deep laceration of the head and a possible fracture of the skull early last eve ning when he was struck and knocked downon Chester pike near Washing ton avenue Prospect Park by an automobile driven by Charles D Phil lips of 227 Eighth street Upland The injured lad was picked up put in the automobile of a passing autoist and taken to the Taylor Hos pital Ridley Park where he was ad mitted for treatment Phillips was placed under arrest by George Wood chief of police of Pros Coudrayc had been questioned in rei Pecfc Park and taken to the office of gard to his status as an alien j Magistrate Houget in Norwood where I ho was arraigned for preliminary LOS ANGELES Feb A hearing and held in bail to hearing was scheduled today on the await ihe outcome of young Nichol Uie Franklin School on Chichciter governments proceedings 10 cteporr i con road The task of preparin the food for seme twenty men three times a week has been undertaken by James A Miller Sr Harry Barrowclough Sam uel Miller and James A Miller Jr MAKES RECOMMENDATION John Farrow Australianborn film writer who was held under bond The hearing will be conducted in secret WASHINGTON Feb UP Harvey Couch Reconstruction Fi nance Corporation director recom mended to a Senate subcommittes today that Congress liberalize and clarify legislation controlling the 51 500000000 selfliquidating funds in ths 1932 relief act NEWSPAPERS MERGE FLU EPIDEMIC TAKES 3781 LIVES injuries Thc large pumper of the Good Will Fire Company No 2 has been re turned to the firehouse and is again in service after having undergone re pairs at the city garage A basketball hoop has been in stalled in the rear of the apparatus room of the firehouse at Providence and Potter street and the can LONDON Feb British Med ical Journal1 said today that the bill i A r 1 in terms of mortality which Ensland i dldates for ue company team IMU and Wales are paying in the present Practicing each Afternoon in antici influensi epidemic while it may not sure to be a heavy The Journals statistics showed 3 781 deaths up to January 21 HAMILTON O Feb The Hamilton Ohio Daily News to day announced in a first page edi torial its merger with the Hamilton Evening Journal Starting Monday only one paper will be published PLANT EMPLOYMENT rncnsing Hook and five Company LONDON Feb Brit ish cabinet today entrusted negotia tions with the United States for war debt revision to a committee of five cabinet members headed by Prime Minister J Ramsay MacDonald Other members of the committee are Stanley Baldwin Lord president of the council who negotiated the pres and sunset will be at 523 p m east ern standard time shortly before 11 a m today mnking their oscivpo with between and S2000 Tho loss is fully covered by insurance according to District Attorney William J Mac Carter Jr who Is a director and solicitor of the institution Herbert S White the cnshler and Muss Thelma Rolph 23 of 1142 Madi son avenue Prospect Park book keeper nnd teller were alono In the bonk when the pun men rushed in Both employes wore sen ted nt desks behind I be tnge Withoutsaying a one of the Kunmen leaped over a rail an the left side of the entrance and ripped two telephones from the telephone box Ho then ran behind the counter and pointing his revolver at the two employes ordered them to stand fac ing thr wall nnd mnkr no outcry About i his time C F Edmundson of 15Oft Yuglo avenue Prospect Park a depositor entered the bank He the rear of the by the bandits and as soon as the gunmen left the building White the cashier called the exchange and asked the operator to spread the alarm State police county detectives and Chief of Police George Wood of Prospect Park were soon on the scene the state troopers being armed with rifles The robbery was carried out SQ quickly that no one outside the build ing knew what was happening until White later emerged andspread the word Mr White and I were workiner on our ledgers when the four rushed in through the swinging doors said Miss Rolph who soon regained her composure after the robbers had fled When the fellow who walked be hind the cage told me to put my hands up I was so amazed that r just stared at him and couldnt realize what it was all about He repeated hts commands and J remember rais ing my arms but I was trembling so that 1 couldnt keep them up The bandit saw my condition and smiled ent debt America funding agreement with Neville Chamberlain Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir John Simon Foreign Secretary Walter Runciman president of the Board of Trade The committee was charged with completing negotiations with the United States for discussion of war debts and made jointly responsible I for advising the government of th negotiations Baldwins appointment caused conj was Krmod by one of the lookouts and thenremarked okay sise jS who pokrd a gun in his nbs nnd or turn your face to the wall and youll i cored him o s nnd nenr thfi door nnrt u yuu u i ijwtii vj K i fviivj ji L Sophie Pieiivyk 28 of C12 j clcrcd him lo slnncl ncar the cloor nnd East Fourth street Is In the Chester remain quiet The bandit in the Hospltnl suffering from severe head i tellers cape had scooped up the money and body bruises sis a drawer in the meantime and ainecl when she was mysteriously ati rtinrinK oul ordered his companions tacked in her home last night fo follow him They ovprlookeri sev Her alleged assailant Alexander j eral thousands of dollarsin a vault Cushtn of Poplar trc0t Wilmington Tne four ran Lo a rcd coupe which Del was arrested this morning by lvul Pukerl In front of the Wilmington police and will be rebnnk with Uir engine running The turned here to face chnrgea ofbreak West ins ancl entering larcenyassault and battery and agRravnted nKsault nnd bpCaker at Bar battery a warrant containing these Association Meeting A mend At car bore license pintes Pennsylvania J4206 which were stolen from the automobile of James BoRarclus of 314 Cornell avenue Swarthmorc more than a week ago The bandits drove oft towards the Baltimore pike and are believed to S Continued on Page Eighteen FORCEFUL ADDRESSES Rapping the Eighteenth Amend ment John M Hcmphill of West i Chester in an address last nightbc i fora the Delaware Countv En charges having been sworn our Detective Captain Fecney before Polico Magistrate Honanthis1 morn Jj3g The first inklinp local police had of I nTT A the nttack was when they received W Aivrj a telephone call shortly after 10 be all right The young woman was tmable to statewhether there were four or five men in the group She thought there were five but they rushed through the swinging doors so quickly that she wasnt sure Neither Miss Rolph nor Mr White could give good descrip tions of the four other than they looked to be of Latin extraction and each one wore a brown overcoat The Prospect Park State Bank was organized Pebruary 20 1928 and be gan business the following July Ben jamin Pi Moore 011 East Park Square ProspectPark is president of the in stitution Continued on Page Eighteen WELD FOR ATTACK Georpe Lombardo 20 of Second street ncnr Broomall street will be given n hearing this afternoon in the office of Magistrate Michael A Honan on charges of as Police are seeking accused of aiding f thC nStatira officer of Savc governmental Barker assistant county COUNTY OFFICIAL ILL James T Stewart county controller Mid burgess of Lansdowne h ill guidance MORE RELIEF CASH HARRISBURG Feb allocations of in State and Federal funds for February relief work in 67 Pennsylvania counties announced toclny through the State Emergency Relief Board Philadelphia where 57000 families arc registered RK nocdhig relief re ceived In the distribution of the funds which included of the Talbot State Relief Appropria tion A dinnermeeting of the Mnpisj Delaware county war assigned Association of Delaware The criticism 33 nob without basis County will be held at the Arcadia rhat the Bar of America has neglected j dining hall on State street Media its to government to next Tucxlay evening DiscussJons the injury of Uin nai ion said the i on problem pertaining the minor former Democratic candidate U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON Fcb Treasury balance as of February 1 546360443041 expenditures S5646 85693 customs receipts 549626794 for judiciary will feature the meeting WINS SEGTtAVE MKMORIAL his home 36 West Stratford avenue i Governor Our form of government Lansdowne Mr Stewart was stricken was devised by and for several gen Tuesday night with an attack of th erations was guided by lawyers Then grip While Mr Stewarts condition chasing arainbow seekinga plot of 71 Amy is not serious his physician deemed it b Mollison England a leading woman Fob A proposal by lames M Haulett Republican city chairman of Phila delphia that ward and division work ers in Philadelphia handle the re lief funds provided by the State was HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY United Press AT AGUA CALIENTE Pompozonc Ur San Ra mon Enlo Swift Return Basil Blind Luck Thistle Dickr Bob Blackburn Beowulf Maxie Binder Lcmme Do It Rcmlc Sun K Fair IVIoJc Gal Snlona Red Moun tain Huddrrsfirld Clementc Fairy Street Dark Ray Hec Patsic OConnor Eastko Lyrical Lass Sam Gilmore Golden Sport High way Prom Girl El Monte Weather clear track fast DETROIT Feb Ap proximately 1600 former Briggs Manufacturing Company workers who walked out two weeks ago de manding increased wages and better working conditions were in line to day at the companys Highland Park plant seeking jobs The strike is virtually broken of ficials of the Briggs Company indi cated best yesterday to call in a nurse Continued on I isi ioninuefl on Last ONCE BRUNET NOW BLOND REPORTED ARREST MADE J Frank Hilton reputed head of the 55000000 liquor smuggling corn bine smashed in Philadelphia on Oc tober 1931 has been arrested Telegraph Operator Run Down by Student on Bal timore Pike Fred C ShofT about 54 of 4601 Woodland avenue Drexel Hill a tele graph operator employed in the of fices of the Pennsylvania Railroad ai Montreal Federal authorities dhi Thirtysecond street and Foweltnn closed today The arrest agents said I fTT was instantly was made last nichr rma TTniinf i Killed shortly last rrnaninj when struck by an automobile driven by Dudley Bell a student at the Jef ferson Hospital Philadelphia Thc accident occurred on the Baltimore pike near the Kellevville bridge made last night on a United States warrant after identification was made by investigators JUDGE McDEVITT ILL Judge Harry S McDevitt is confined j to his home 811 Westview street Ger mantown with an attack of laryngitis G 11 ft TTO Clifton Heights Bell accompanied by Frank Gcibcl whose parents reside at the Elwyn AT HAVANA grip He ignored his doctors or Training School Elwyn wa en I ders Monday after catching cold and route to that place when the acci went to City Hall to hear padlock dent took place Both he and Geibel cases He became so ill he had to be i are seniors at the Jefferson College Emma i driven home by Michael Slavin a tip staff Continuerl on Loggia Arrow Charming Keuss Vnltesta Always Spero Cutaloosc Black Andy Boiling Over Chance It Prince Slick Repusted Black Darl ing Chummy Panfron Jean Liberty Ace Ruth Marie Stepping Sister Mnrmurinsr Pines Royal Rock AT FAIR GROUNDS E Co Cloister None Bill Olive A c Eighteen Von Papen Denies Germany is Ready for a Monarchy By ED L KEEN Vice President of the United Press for Europe AT HIALEAH PARK tcrpreted the appointment of the new government as a further move in the general direction of restoration of the monarchy Is there any basis for BERLIN Feb 1933 such an interpretation His reply given emphatically was i There is no basis for such an in i tcrpretation ment has no connection with any by United Chancellor Franz Von Papen gave assurance to day that the new German Govem movement looking toward restoration me and Fred of the monarchv enck KuhUnited Press Berlin man oakwainscoted His declaration was made in the bnecp Laay Legs Memo course of an exclusive interview with Baptism j the United Press in which the former chancellor now chancellor Adolf Hit ries Dear Zorana Scroll Luck In Equilibre Parched Moral IVfiss cler Irzck fait lers chief colleague outlined the fundamental principles and policies on which the new government Ls based agerin the office he now occupies as Reichs for Prussia a position he holds in addition to the vice cr ancellorship He looked across the Wilhelmstrasse towards the chancellery where Hitler is at present presiding over the des Von Papens statement brief butlt5nie5 of the Republic He had ust comprehensive was in repome to i returned from the Presidential Palaco The foreign press has in part in Continued en Pace Eighteen LONDON Feb Johnson i characterized as absurd today by J Governor Giflorri Pinchot Why waste time discussing such a plan the Governor said when in formed oC the Hazlett suggestion CAR WATCHER7 GETS IN TROUBLE aviator was notified last night she had been awarded the Segrave Me morial Trophy BURGLAR SUSPECT Said to have been caught In the act of burglarizing the home of Elizabeth Lane Negro in the 200 block Edgmont avenue yesterday afternoon Robert Jones Negro who also gave his address as Second street and Edgmont avenue was held in bail for a continued when arraigned in police court this morning The Lane woman testified that when she returned home yesterday she found Jones in the house He was wearing clothing belonging to her husband She prevented Jones escape until police arrived ALLEGED RUM BOAT SEIZED CAPE MAY N J Feb INS The speed boat Java with a load of 300 cases of alleged assorted liquors was seized today after a twomile chase by Coast Guard Cutter No 1 from the base here Three men aboard were arrested The Java listed as coming from Providence R I is now eiiroute to Philadelphia under guard A selfappointed automobile watrhorr var arrested here ycKter Patrolmnn Rorcn opcs o mes Aivoii uuiuvii Bandit Sandino of Nicaragua is Senator May Be SeCihlm Amoving a radiator cap fromf said to be seeking psace It is pn automobile owned by a local merI that there are still a few U S Marines OtState J ROOSG The car was parked at Sixth i m that country and Sprou streets When the owner failed to apprnr velt Goes to Florida lo testify against the suspect who WARM SPRINGS Ga Feb gvp hls namc as Charles Tylor of days of UUensJvn I xtl t nnar Wclsh street Privileged ones who still persist in cluttering the corridors of the police station during the morning hearings continue to talk loud Of course than building nearer nn end today as PiTsdirntelcc prepared tv ripsert Warm Spring for one final vararion jaunt before inauguration Tonigh1 the chief executive will entrain for Jacksonville Fin where tomorrow he hnrds Vincent Aators yacht for a tenday cruise in j southern waters It appeared today the stratcgifits i of the Dcmocraiic high command i were about ready to put a former Re publican into the cabinet as secretary of Wallace of Iowa farm paper editor and son of Magistrate Honan discharged him is no place for a speakeasy with a warning Taylors alibi VIK Mint he was guarding ihe automobll While the lavrmakevs at and removed thn radiator crip o that nre debating the Blue Laws pcity thieves couldnt gnt it might insert a clause to prevent stealing on Sunday HOLLYWOOD HOME Presidentelect Roosevelt Ls to have ROBBED OF i a swimming pool in the White House Considering his reported penchant for Bucking his playfellows we hope Huey Long is asked over real soon HOLLYWOOD Feb Another jewel robbery startled Holly wood today Samuel Briskin gen eral manager of Columbia Pictures reported his residence had been They say the fellow who hunts for trouble always finds it Not if its in V n Ji reporieo nis resif4ence nan teen the svshpm rinpcnr thc man who died m the same posi robbed of jewelry worth In system ne aoesnt eluding several diamondo and nock Eighteen f incer Gen Baseball holdouts who think theyre in the pink are apt to fmd themselves in the red one of there fine mornings Civic and military leaders of the the guestswill be feting men nation will assemble at the Union saw the United States become a league in Pniladelphla February 25 world who Sn their slow to bid formal farewell to Major Gen walk down the corridors of time saw oral William G Price Jr of this city j wars necessity call upon science for Admiral Lucius A Bostj such instruments for human destruc the eve of their retirement tion as the dreadnought armored Judging from the Senates barber bill Uncle Sams tonsorial craftsrriein dont plague our lawmakers by urging p tonic singe or shampoo They just give em the works without asking The Weather I Wera Engels German film star fame to Holljwood a brunet and now Rear Admiral j frorr active service Both General Price who rose from a private in the Chester unit to major general commanding the Twentyeighth Division Pennsylva nia National Guard and Rear Ad miral Bostvrtrk commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard have passed their sixtyfourth year It Is expected the dinner in their honor will be attended by members of the Presidents cabinet governors look at her A typicc platinum Wond She let the makeup men ths cccr cf hr znl of her they mustnt she inricicd that under her rye Its natural a well as leaders in all walks of life In paying homage to thcsa two veterans or Aincrlcas crmcd tank poison gas air fleet and ma chine gun Both served in the SpanishAmeri can War both took part in the World War and both now retire together with the firm conviction that America must maintain its defense forces on a standard adequate in power yet withal peaceful in intent When asked his dominant impres sion of the 47 years spent in the serv ice General Price replied Id say It was a sense of apprecia tion of the splendid qualities of those WASHINGTON Feb UP Forecast for tonight and Saturday t Eastern Pcnnsylxania Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday4 slightly colder tonight in southeast portion Western Pennsylvania Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday pos sib5y liffht rain or along1 thn lake not much change in tempera ture New Jersey cloudy slightly colder tonight S a t u r d a y partly cloudy TODAYS TEMPERATURE Conlinuctl on Last 6 a m 7 8 a m 9 a m 10 o m 42 11 a nt 44 42 42 1 p 42 2 p mAg i f ;