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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 15, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR six MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1 OS FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17517 Daily Leabed Wire Reports of United Press UP and International News Service INSl CHESTER PA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15 1933 PRICE TWO CENTS RAIL BODY URGES ONE SYSTEM FOR U S IN REPORT Survey Shows Rate Can not Be Based on Pres ent Capitalization Coolidge Headed the Com mittee AL Smith Makes Own Report NEW YORK Feb consolidations of the nations rail roads looking eventually to a single national system should be hastened and where necessary enforced the National Transportation Committee declared yesterday in its longawaited report Reform of present operating and financial methods of the railways drastic amendment of the ratemak ing section of the law relaxation of government subsidies of waterways and regulation of all forms of trans port competitive to the railroads are also among the recommendations of the committee Emergency measures to meet the present situation were also urged the committee which listed first among these revision of the bank ruptcy proceedings to facilitate cor porate reorganizations where neces sary Repeal of the recapture clause of the transportation act under which prosperous companies were forced to contribute from their earnings to weaker companies was also recom mended as an emergency measure Revision of the statutory rule of ratemaking which requires costly and cumbersome valuations of rail road properties and the substitutior of a simpler requirement which would give an adequate return to wellman aged companies was the third emer gency measure approved by the com mittee The fourth and last was the recom mendation that the requirement tha Reconstruction Finance Corporation loans to railroads be made on mar ketable collateral be changed to adequate security It was held how ever that the governments commit ment should be insured by priority o lien or prospective earnings The committee was organized on October 7 at the behest of saving banks insurance companies and col leges under the chairmanship of the late Calvin Coolidge to investigateth Continued on Page Fourteen yiCTIMSOF MISHAPS Another victim trie weekehc snow fall was taken to the Cheste Hospital last Vnight when Curtis Mul len 19 of 333 West Ninth treated for a fractured shoulder ar injury received when a sled on whicl he was coasting collided with ah iron pipe Gerald Jeedson four years old o Marcus Hook also treated at th hospital for an injured Ger aid slipped on the icy steps of hi home and landed on his shoulder WIFE OF KIDNAPERS7 VICTIM Mrs Charles Boettcher II above lias offered to pay the kidnapers of her husband the 560000 ransom they demand Member of one of Denvers most prominent families Boettcher vas abducted when he returned to his home with She wasnot harmed ALLEGE COUNTY Taxpayers Association Urges Reduction in Tax Rate This Year That the county tax rate for this year should not exceed three mills a reduction of one and onequarter mills from the 1932 iate is the opinion of the Delaware County Taxpayers Association in their report submitted to the County Commissioners at Me dia yesterday Criticism was voiced of a number of county expenditures and the opin iion was expressed that savings ag gregating 5176500 could be made in the operation of countyc departments TWOAREESTSIN KIDNAPING CASE Described as JAPAN IN FIRST EFFORT TO QUf NATION LEAGUE Tokio Instructs Repiesen tative at Geneva to De part Feb 28 May Return by Way U S SeePressure Powers of TOKIO Feb 15 UP Foreign Minister Yasuya Uchida today tele raphed Yosuke Matsuoka Japanese representative at the League of Na tions instructions to depart from Geneva about February 28 to return to Tokio Matsuokas departure will be Ja pans first step toward withdrawal from the league understood Matsuoka and members of his delegation would bc turn to Japan by way of the United States SUNDAY SPORTS BILL HALTED BY SENATE GROUP Committee Decides to Post pone Action Until Next Monday House Sidetracks Work on Enforcement Repeal Measure HARRISBURG Pa Feb UP Pennsylvania legislature today adjourned until MondayFebruary 20 afc 9 a m The Senate adjourned at 1050 a m and the House at 1055 am BARUCH STRIKES AT INFLATION TALK GENEVA Feb Matsuoka Japanese delegate who has presented his governments case in the Manehurian dispute before the Leagueof Nations asked Tokios pel mission today to return to Japan via the United States Matsuoka desires to spend a few weeks in America as unofficial am bassador and missionary The Tokio government was expected to grant the request Matsuoka was expected to leave Geneva after final presentation of Japans Manchurian policy before the league assembly TOKIO Feb Ex changes throughout Japan suspended trading this afternoon Japanese time after the Tokio Stock Exchange was closed Collapse in the price of new stock in the Tokio Stock Exchange caused wild confusion at noontime resulting in an order for the suspension of trading for the remainder of the day It was understood all exchanges would remain closed tomorrow during 1933 Samuel D Clyde of this city Treatmentv was given after the Mos three mills chairman of the in a let ter accompanying the report de clared We unhesitatingly say that with practice of economy our county affairs can be readily handled without the loss ofany efficiency or the omission of any necessary service through the imposition of of DENVER Feb sus pscts were arrested today and four or five others were sought in connection with the kidnaping of Charles Boet tcher II socially prominent Denver millionaire WASHINGTON Feb threepart program of the western powers to exert effective diplomatic pressure on Japan was foreseen by American officials today if as seemed pital authorities decided there were no broken bones BROOMALL GIRL Miss Betty Clark of Broomall had a narrow escape from injury when the automobile she was driving crashed into a concrete bridge She is a student at the West Chester State Teachers College and was descending a hill west of Florida Park on the West Chester pike The car skidded on the snow for over a hundred feet and then struck the wall A blowout tire and crushed fender was the extent of the damage to the car The owner oi real estate in our county as elsewhere is faced with a most distressing problem Mr Clyde stated If property is occupied by a tenant the landlord finds that rent als being paid have diminished in many cases to the vanishingpoint and in substantially every case rent als have been greatly reduced For several years up to and including was abducted Chief of Police A T Clark in personal charge of the search for his kidnapers announced that two known Denver alcohol run ners had been taken into custody The men booked for investigation were N Mitchell 35 and George Zarlingo 40 They were de scribed by Clark as members of a Denver gang which has been working with outoftown gangsters Clark said they were jointly sus pected as the two men who seized Boettcher Sunday midnight at the rear of his beautiful home while his 25yearold wife an expectant mother looked on Other members of the same gang are sought Clark said We know who they are he said The arrests it was believed re sulted from information given by a CORBETT SEEN WEAKER NEW YORK Feb James J Corbett former heavyweight champion who is seriously ill from a complication of diseases at his home in Bayside Queens was weaker to day according to his attending phy sician Dr G Willard Dickie you imposed a county tax of three and a quarter mills for 1932 you added one mill We feel that we have ground in saying to you should be able to ooerate the af fairs of the countywith less money than was required in the years 1930 and 1931 and feel therefore that we Continued on Page Fourteen HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Press AT FAIR GROUNDS A Vanity Case Margie Lou 2d Prometheus Diaquri Johnny Luckpiece Weather light drizzle track slow AT HIALEAH PARK Dean Chokoloskee i Brown Locks Prince Gold Silly Sis Sun Manor Fourteen Plaid Fanny Patrice Run yon Peace Treaty Yankee Waters Shiva Appia Weather clear track fast AT HAVANA AIwLrsjrton Abduction Kenny Boy Precious Ann Life Charlie McCroan Meadow Ada Epinard Weather clear track fast AT AGUA CALIENTE Little Heel Bonsall Borland Peggy Barbara Piute By Wire Ruthie Dapper Sun Anapola Love Crown FJorelle Beset Du bric California Beauty Alawitt ijiggins Argon Catty Inca Little Note King at Arms El Cheevito Scotland Blues Syca more Triassic Weather clear track fast NotknagleBill Would Outlaw Ad Expose of Magic Tricks HARRISBURG Feb attack upon the advertising methods of a large cigarette manu facturing company was made in the House today in the form of a bill introduced by Representative Edward Nothnagle Delaware county Ic would prohibit the publication or exposing of trade secrets and the divulging of information re lating to persons methods of earn ing a livelihood The bill specifi cally refers to the tricks of magi cians and would fix a penalty of for each offense Continued on Pajre Fourteen 1 Charles J Ward president of the West End Business Mens Association addressed the meeting of the Clayton School ParentTeachers Association held Monday evening in the school Sixth and Thuriow streets using as his topic Playgrounds The meeting was presided over by Mrs Wilson Blelock who introduced Mr Ward to the assembled members andguests i The complete program was as fol lows Chorus America the Beauti selections Little Symphony Trio composed of Michael Trusco first vio lin Michael Caruso second violin and Mrs Joseph DeKnight pianist vocal selections Lester R Jones and Ashbee Tpiano solo Miss Mol lie Blelock chorus Old Kentucky Home ALLOTMENT BILL APPROVED Continued on Fourteen Held in Parish House With One Hundred Former HARRISBURG Pa Feb Pinchots un employment relief program presen tation had many echoes today among members of the State Legislature before which he laid it The comment on the message de livered personally by Pihchot ranged from a sarcastic absurd and inade quate to wholehearted endorsement of the executives relief fund plan which he himself characterized as just like finding the money The administration program pro posed legislation to permit the State to collect inheritance mercantile and personal property taxes now col lected by county officials and to re vise the tax on foreign corporation capital stock He claimed additional revenues to accrue would total 000000 One organization senator vsaw some relation between the plan and the State Emergency Relief Boards unanimous endorsements of other Pinchot relief policies The Governor mentioned this unanimity several times in his talk The Relief Board aside from Pinchot s as its personnel four organization stalwarts in Speaker Grover Talbot Auditor General Charles Waters State Treasurer Edward Martin and Lieutenant Governor Edward Shan non Martin speaking at a convention here after the Pinchot address said modern improvements had removed the necessity for so many tax collec tors He did not refer to the Pinchot proposals Rep Darlington Hoopes Socialist member from Bsrks county called the executives plan absurd and inade quate The lawmakers turned from con sideration of the relief proposals to sessions completing the weeks legis lative work today The Senate Law and Order Com mitteedecided to postpone until PINCHOT Am PAf FOR TO AID THE NEEDY Says It Must Be ApprcK priated to Save Two lion Jobless Makes Speech Before Joint Session of Legislature Gives Program ion is the road to ruin niitl n balanced budget is the most vital thing1 towards economic recovery Bernard TM Baruch New York financier told the Senate Finance Committee in Washington lie is shown lett shaking nlth Sen itor Tom Connalh of Texas an ardent ad vocate of inflationary measures who questioned hint SEER CHANGES More than one hundred men for mer members of the Young Mens Chapter of St Pauls Guild which flourished as an athletic and social organization a quarter century ago assembled last evening in the parish house of the church Broad and Mad ison streets for their annual reunion The Guild was organized by Rt Rev Francis M Taitt riow bishop of the Pennsylvania Diocese of the Protes tant Episcopal Church Following the practice set forth in the bylaws of the Guild the meet ing was opened with all members present standing and repeating with the present rector Rev Stanley V Wilcox the Lords Prayer A brief business session followed in which elections were held and all officers who served last year were reelected Present officers of the Guild are John F Pace president Hairy R Robinson vicepresident Kenneth Thompson secretary Warren Pierce treasurer Rev Charles Urban re cently appointed assistant rector of St Pauls was introduced to the Guild members When called upon to make a few re marks Rev Wilcox expressed his Continued on Page Eight Taxpayers in Western Part of County Organize an Association Continued on Tape Fourteen McCLURE HEADS UTILITIES PROBERS HARRISBURG Feb The Senate Utility Investigating Com mittee reorganized today by selecting Senator John J McClure Delaware county as chairman The body has been without a chairman since the term of Senator W S Rial West moreland expired on December 1 Senator McClure served as chair man of a similar committee in the 1931 session of the Legislature At that time he sponsored a series of bills for utility control which passed the Senate and was killed in the House Senator WaiTen H Roberts North ampton a Democrat was roelected today as secretary of the committee The committee will retain Oliver K Eaton Pittsburgh as chief of counsel and also J Julius Levy Scranton Prof John G Hervcy Philadelphia and J Cullen Ganey assistants Aroused to some definite action by the conditions of alleged unfair methods of assessments and taxation in Concord and neighboring town ships a group of leading citizens of those townships met last night at the home of Dr Horace H Darlington to form what will be known us the Western Delaware County Taxpayers Association under the leadership of Samuel Goodly President The meeting was conducted and the association instructed as to future plans by James L Rankin Chester attorney and leader of the Delaware County Taxpayers Association which includes such men as H H Hcyburn former State Representative Frank P Willits Secretary of Agriculture during Governor Pinchots first term Evans Harvey former Recorder of Deeds and member of the Prison Board Goorge Allen and Thomas W Johnson district supervisor of schools Alleged unnecessary and criminal waste of the public funds was hit by Mr Rankin in the first stages of the meeting He said We paid an ex pert accountant for five weeks to go over bills and vouchers connected with County and Court House expen ditures to say nothing of those of Broadmeadows Farm The results of this research is the uncovering of such items as 45 janitors scrub women engineers besides attaches on the payroll of the Court House five thousand gallons of gas for the Dis trict Attorneys car last year at 30 cents a gallon despite the fact tha the County had a contract with the Atlantic Refining Company whereby the County was to pay three cents less than the retail price of gasoline Sealer of Weights arid Measures five dollars a day for car expenses evci Jor days when their cars never moved from their parking space in front o the Court House taken from general fund to use for bond pur poses to run the Cour House to run the two prisons without counting a cent for construc tion costs Take a look at these bills from the new for each table in om of the rooms 50 lobsters 5 pounds o shad roe 5 quarts of ice cream a WASHINGTON Feb muchamended domestic allotment bill simplified in its major provisions and restricted to cotton and wheat was approved today by the Senate agriculture U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON Feb INS1 Treasury balance asof February 13 expsnditures 75114313 Customs receipts 20971 of C Group Analyzes Possible Coun ty SECOND INSTALLMENT Today the Chester Times presents while the committee the second installment of a digest of the Chamber of Commerce recom mendationsmade last week to the County Commissioners whereby an estimated saving of approximately would be made in the govern ment of the county according to the sponsors Curtailment of various ex penses slashing of salaries and other remedial means are proposed Apropos of the salary question those pro teemed by statutory provisions on salary are asked to contribute 10 psr cent of their salary while new salary schedules are proposed for others The committee of the Chamber of Com merce was guided in this study of sal aries paid in similar capacity by other governmental units and private es tablishments in Pennsylvania and it is the belief of the committee that these are fair and equitable and com mensurate with the duties performed under their respective classifications 1 County Commissioners In the County Commissioners office a total saving of was sug gested through salary cuts and redvc tion of other expenses The depart ments request for 1933for salaries recommends The chief clerks salary would be instead of Two senior clerks were sug gested at a salary of each in stead of two junior clerks at instead of three assistant clerks at instead of one clerk at instead of a chief custodian of voting machines at and one assistant at in stead of three assistants at each one telephone opsrator at in REFUSES REQUEST A letter was read from the South ern Pennsylvania Traction Company at the meeting of the Borough Coun cil of Ridley Park held in the Bor ough Hall last Tiight The Traction Company declined the request made by council to change the fare limit of the trolley line from Hinkson Boule vard to Morton avenue Other business transacted included a report of the library notification from the fire company that a com mittee consisting of M Chester Campbell A Harold Edgell and George H Derbyshire had been ap pointed to meet with a committee appointed by council to discuss fire apparatus requirements and notifica WASHINGTON Feb UP The Senate today voted to begin im mediate consideration of a compro mise prohibition repeal resolution drafted by its judiciary committee The vote was made possible when he leadership broke the back of a letcrmined dry filibuster through threats of continuous session and a drastic cloture on debate repair the planking on the station bridge and also on the foot bridge An amending ordinance was passed raising the license fee of milk dis tributors from one dollar to A T T MAINTAINS ITS ANNUAL DIVIDEND at instead of One book binder is recommended at a salary of The salary savings with those ofthe 10 per cent voluntary of the heads would amount to minus rhe S1550 salary of the new bookbinder or a total of Reduction of other expenses such as school transcript transcribing books form and stationery etc would amount to minus al lowed for gasoline and oil or Concerning this department the C of C Committee declared In checking over the actual re quirements of the voting machine Continued on Last Page NEW YORK Feb American Telephone and Telegraph Company worlds largest corporation today voted to continue the an nual dividend rate in effect for the past 12 years A quarterly dividend of a share was declared on the capita stock payable April 15 to stockholders of record March 14 Directors also elected Charles Fran cis Adams Secretary of Navy a di rector to fill a vacancy The dividend will go to more than 700fOOO shareholders Eased on 18 662275 capital shares outstanding at the end of 1932 the dividend dis bursement will amount to HOOVER CALLS SENATE WASHINGTON Feb Ex ecutive proclamation President Hoover yesterday called the Senate to meet in special session at noon on March 4 a customary procedure to permit the inauguration of the Vice President and the confirmation of Continued on PafjeFourteen SIXFOOTER PLANS TO MARRY MIDGET The vote was 58 to 23 Minority Leader Robinson im mediately offereda substitute amend ment providing for outright repeal and ratification by State conventions A resolution of this type was of fered in the House by Speaker Gar ner the first day of the session but was defeated MRS MASSIE MAY MAKE STATEMENT LOS ANGELES Feb Charles J Wilson six feet tall and Nacy Malinda Beal 42inch midget yesterday filed a notice of intentior to wed They said the ceremony would tak place next Sunday MRS AL SMITH ILL NEW YORK Feb Mr Alfred E Smith wife of the forme New York governor today was take to St Vincents Hospital reported t be suffering from an intestinal or di gcstive ailment At the hospital authorities declined to discuss Mr Smiths entrance beyond sayingtha her condition is not serious MLURE OFFERS UTILITIES BILL rotects the Public and Corporations Born of Rial Committee Probe HARRISBURG Pa Feb state legislature received today n a single bill the amendments to the ubllc Service Company law which a enatc decided were accessary to protect both the public nd the corporations operating pub ic utilities Senator John J McClure Delaware ounty presented bill No 413 in the senate to extend the powers of the ublic Service Commission over the itllities and their contracts and their dealings with socalled holding com panies and to prevent the continu tion of the evils disclosed by the icarmgs before the Rial committee was authorized by the Senate in 1932 to investigate rcla lons between the commission and utilities Senator McCluvcs bill offered eight irinclpal amendments to the Public Service Company law passed in 1913 These changes would vest in the Public Service Commission power to suspend rate increases pending in vestigation and approval require utilities to cany reasonable depre dation accounts give the commission jurisdiction over utility securities ex end commission authority over hold ing companies and their contracts with operating utilities regulate the appliance and equipment business utilities give the commission author ity over holders of more than a given amount of utility stock create a peo ples counsel bureau to represent com munities in rate adjustments and Impose additional penalties on utili ties for violations of the law I trust that this bill will be en acted so as to do away with weak nesses which now exist in the Public Service Company law Senator Mc Clure said In presenting the measure to the Senate HARRISBURG Pa Feb Governor Gifford Pinchot today warned the General Assembly that unless it appropriates an adequate fund to feed Pennsylvanias 2000000 needy will die and the threat of riot and bloodshed will spread the commonwealth i Pinchot appearing personally fore a joint session of the Senate and House asked for an immediate appropriation of ancl declared that without adequate re lief chaos lies ahead He reiterated his program for finding the money without levying new taxes and without further de partmental economies The gram follows 1 if the Department of Revenue is authorized to assess and collect the personal property tax the State to retain onehalf of any Increase over the last fiveyear average return the counties to get the other half 2 in additional revenue and reduced costs if the Department of Revenue is authoxized to appraisa and investigate inheritance taxes 3 in new revenue and reduced costs if the Department of Revenue is authorized to appraise and collect mercantile taxes 4 in new revenue if a more accurate method be provided of allocating the proportion of capi tal stock taxable in Pennsylvania of foreign corporations doing business here The only people who will suffer if the plan I suggest is carried out is certain political appointees who aro cither not doing the work for which they are paid or are being overpaid for what they are doing and the politicians whose henchmen they arc Pinchot charged i The Governor askedthat the Emergency relief board which he heads be given full authority to tribute the He said the poor board system was ineffective and that some of the money givenk Continued on Page Fourteen LIGHT RAIN TODAY COLDER TOMORROW Light rain is probable and it win bo colder late this afternoon and to nightin Eastern Pennsylvania Haw Jersey Delaware and Maryland morrows forecast is partly and colder V The highest temperature here yes terday was 46 at 415 p m and the lowest was 36 degrees at 4 a m The average of 41 was seven degrees above normal for the date and five degrees above the average February 14 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 63 established in 1884 and minimum 5 in 1916 Sunrise today was at 654 a m and sunset will be at 537 p m Eastern Standard time PASSES WETDEMANN BILL HARRISBURG Feb 15 By a vote of 137 to 0 the House to day passed finally the Weidemann bill providing for cooperation by school districts with municipal dis tricts in health work Classified Ad Secured Tenants Have you a spare room or co in your home which you would like to rent out Orwould you like to secure n boarder Then try a Chester Times classified advertise ment Mrs James Baker of 2 West Mowry street found she could ac commodate one or two boarders and she inserted a classified ad vertisement Here is what hap pened in her words I received very good results from my advertisement I had two calls in very quick time and they turned out to be very desir able tenants thanks to the Ches ter Times VALENTISPEEDING TO ILL PARENT IN CRASH John Valenti 23 University of Pittsburgh football star rushed to tho bedside of his ill mother Mrs Louisa Valenti of Media today after being slightly delayed in a crash that injured two men in Pittsburgh Anthony Palmieri 58 and Joseph Glovanctttifl 62 were riding with Louis Destefane 21 when his car col lided with Valentis All were injured but not seriously Valenti was released by police in order to resume his trip to his mothers home at 319 West Front street John Valenti her husband this morning stated Mrs Valentis condition was improved COPELANXTS FATHER DIES DEXTER Mich Feb P Copeland father of Senator Royal S Copeland of New York died here today He was 97 Mrs ThalJa Massie wife of Lieu tenant Thomas H Massie U S N who resides at Lansdovme intimated today that she may have something startling to say when she receives replies t6 important cablegrams she had sent to Honolulu She amplified her statement previously made that she and her husband had expected the release of the defendants accused of assaulting her They wanted to have some excuse to let the charges drop she con tinued They wanted to satisfy the natives who were angered when we were given our freedom Mrs Massie and her husband live at the La Carre Apartments Wy combc avenue Lansdowne NO ATTEMPT TODAY ON AUTO SPEED MARK the new President DAYTONA BEACH FJa Feb Malcolm Campbell decided against a test run in the Bluebird to day after a visit with his mechanics to the garage where the racing car is quartered Although my men worked all night without s stop Campbell said it is absolutely impossible for them to have the car ready today Shortly before noon the entire transmission was still out of the car and half thebody of the machine lay ctrewri about the garage Whether the car would be ready to Cabinet and thcr appointments of morrow neither Campbell nor his me chanics would say In an effort to reduce loss by fire many experiments have and are being conducted for the purpose of locating the source of fire and methods of preventing possible blazes Chief among those Interested in fit prevention are the members of the Delaware County As sociation and the Chester County Firemens Association who artco operating with the heads of 2xpcri mental stations of the various State universities formulating methods of effecting a nationwide reduction from fire loss The latest findings of these two associations through the untiring efforts of the scientists and the Bureau of Fire Protection Depart ment of State Police are published in pamphlet form and distributed to the fire companies who in turn make the findings public One of the most recent experi ments conducted whereby farmers could ascertain the danger point from spontaneous combustion of hay has been published by the Chester County Firemens Association and distributed under the direction of Chief Fire Marshal F E SouV As both Delaware and Chester i counties are primarily farming dis ics of Times Hoarding is blamed on bootleggers In this country If theyd only put their stuff away for a year or two it would better satisfy their customers Rain predicted for this area yes terday didnt arrive But it was pos sible to get a shower from each pass ing automobile Dr Krusen addressing Rotary yes terday said if the depression has struck you remember that Jonah was down in the mouth but came out all right Valentine Day 1933 will always be remembered as a dull dreary one So will some Valentines a lot of giris married fcricts this subject was carefully in vestigated following a number of fires in which many large barns were com pletely destroyed The monetary value of the damages suffered by the owners of the barns ran into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and it was this huge sum that inspired the county association and experi mental stations to conduct a survey in order to reduce fire loss As a result of the survey many farmers are now able to keep a care ful check on the contents of their i sdow to the better alf A wandering boy reported lost to local police was later found to be just out hunting for his mother Laplanders rub noses when they meet we read These days most Amer icans just rub fenders A Media judge has ruled that the one who pays the bills is the head of the house We merely print this for henpecked hubbys to clip out and barns simply by watching the temper ature of the mows Prof E Grant Lantz of the Pexin sylvania State College conducted in numerable experiments with hay and found the mow temperature ranged from 65 to 644 degrees centigrade The published report of the find ings of these experiments is as fol lows Spontaneous combustion is a fac tor in connection with barn fires which shoxild be given careful con sideration and a survey is now being made in Chester and Delaware coun ties for the puojoseof ascertaining methods for reducing fires from this Continued on Page Fourteen i oe Weather WASHINGTON Feb Forecast for tonight and Thursday Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jer sey Partly clondy and colder tonight and Thursday Pennsylvania Fair colder tonight Thursday partly cloudy TODAYS TEMPERATURE 6 a m1 7 a m 8 a m 9 a m 10 a m 42H7a m46 42 Noon 48 42 1 p m 46 44 2 p m 46   

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