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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 17, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1 OS FINAL EDITION With AH Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17519 Daily Reports of United Press TUP i and International News Service CHESTER PA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17 1933 TWENTY PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS SENATE FOR REPEAL GOES TO STATES 6323 More Than Twothirds Vic tory Is Cast for Blaine Resolution ASSASSIN HELD BY MIAMI AUTHORITIES Expected to Pass the House Be Voted on in Con ventions WASHINGTON Feb Democratic and Republican House leaders today joined in a prediction that the Blaine prohibition repeal resolution will be adopted by the House on Monday A margin of ten to 20 votes was i forecast j After a preliminary canvass both Representatives Rainey of Illinois j Democratic leader and Snell of New York Republican leader said the resolution was assured the necessary twothirds vote WASHINGTON Feb The termination of national prohibi tion within four years was a possi bility today as the Senate forwarded to the House the Blaine resolution proposing repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment Wet leaders declared the House was certain to approve the resolution Dry leaders expressing doubt over the outcome in the House predicted the proposed amendment would never be ratified Speaker Garner was ready to force a vote on the resolution in the House today He announced he would rec ognize a motion to suspend the rules c parlimentary maneuver which would permit immediate action on the resolution Garner told his friends the House would approve it Even though it defeated a like resolu tion last December The wets must gain six House botes The resolution as the Senate ap proved it by a vote of 63 to 23 was drafted along the lines of the Dem ocratic plank on prohibition It pro posed outright repeal of the Eight eenth Amendment but prohibited transportation of alcoholic beverages into dry states for delivery therein It called for ratification by conven tions within seven years This resolution said Senator Blame R of Wisconsin its author will be approved by the House Mon day It will be submitted to the states within ten days It will be ratified by March 4 1937 at the lat est and possibly by 1935 The process of ratification will be complicated All other amendments to the Constitution have been ratified by state legislatures but wet leaders Insisted the issue of prohibition re peal bs submitted to votes of the people in the states The direct vote will be accomplished through the DOWN TELLS N OCEAN i Picked Up by Sim Tanker Crew After Being in Water for 52 Hours Threatened by Maneating Sharks Kept Afloat in Honiemade Preserver Leon Brink Florida aviator who rescued by the Sun Oil tanker J N Pew 60 miles off the coast of Florida after his airplane sank He landed at Marcus Kook last Right Continued on Page Seven GEN PRICE FOR WIDE POWERS FOR F D R HARRISBURG Feo INS Maj Gen William G Price Jr of Chester commander of the Pennsyl vania National Guard was a staunch supporter today of themovementto give Presidentelect Franklin D Roosevelt emergency powers to re organize the Federal government Speaking at a banquet of the Gov ernors troop of the guard last night General Price attacked the present Congress for its lack of courage and said I dont think well come outof this until one man with sufficient courage is given the power to do things he honestly thinks should be done It doesnt matter whether were Republicans or Democrats Its high time somebody says Im an American and this countrys got to live Gen eral Price is a Republican JUDGE Tossed around on a s tor mxv hipped ocean among a school of maneatinp sharks and burTctted by 200pound porpoises for 52 hours while he clung to a homemade life preserver and then to be snatched from the jaws of death when he was about to give up hope was the thrilling ex perience of Leon Brink a commer cial flier of Daytona Beach Fla who landed at Marcus Hook aboard the Sun Oil tanker J N Pew last night Tanned to a chestnut brown by exposure to the elements for three days and two nights his lips swollen and broken as the result of the beating by mountainous waves of salt Brink a world war veteran smiled as lie sat on the focastle of rhe rescue vessel today and recounted his thrilling experience He was picked up by the crew of the J N Pew at 3 p m last Mon day in the Gulf Stream about 60 miles off the coast of Florida after he had drifted approximately 150 miles with the tides He owes his life Ewi imito wiLii uue iuues xie owes ills me XpreSSeS HIS Opinion to the keen hearing of Second Mate Yfhen Explaining Court Procedure to Students G Donald Amtz of Maytown Lan caster county a graduate of the schoolship Annapolis who heard Brinks faint shouts for help as the vessel steamed close by The rescue was made by a crew m charge of First Mate George WGllld Lessen Efficiency Holeman under the direction of P Captain John Pypclink of Wrigley 01 the Courts avenue Yecidon this county I At first Brink was reluctant to dwell Says Proposed Economy Investigating committees and their on the horrors of his experi ence but finally opened up and told reports were blasted incourt reporters the entire story left Miami in my twoseated day by Judge Albert Dutton MacDade when he addressed a large group of students from the Prospect Park High school It wasclear that the criti cism from the Bench was directed at two recent reports made to the County Commissioners one from the Delaware County Chamber of Com merce and the other from the Dela ware County Taxpayers Association J H Ward Hinkson chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Commit tee sat in court when the judge made his attack Later in the day during the trial of the case in which Mr Hinkson was one of the attorneys the I icit Miami in my Curtis Fledgling and was headed for the Bahamas where I was to take a passenger aboard I had tuned the ship before leaving and never Continued on Page Eleven Immediately after he had attempted to kill Presidentelect attempt which resulted In five other persons beinp Zangara was seized by the police as the crowd advanced shouting Lynch him and taken to jail He is shown center being1 guarded by Sheriff Dan Hardlo left and Patrol man L G Crews After his arrest police said Zangrara admitted he also wanted to kill President Hoover and shouted that he hated all government POLICE PROBING DEATH OF MAN Pending an investigation into the death of Philip Mowry 60 911 East Sixteenth street who was found dead at 6 a m today m an establishment lawyer suggested shortening some of conducted by Jesse ONeill 226 East the testimony calling attention to Fourth street the latter is being held rnsr of tvrmiKrrnVimrr of fViiv irnrml o r cost of transcribing at thirtycents a sheet Court reporters earn all they get for their arduous work retorted Judge MacDade adding that some reports which conditions are made after only superficial examination We will never submit to economy when such proposed economy lessens the power and the efficiency of the courts said Judge MacDade We admit a looseness in municipal con Continued on Page Eightecn UPPER DARBY MAN GETS APPOINTMENT Richard F EnnIg1 of Upper Darby has been appointed Special Deputy of the Department of Banking in chaige of the affairs ofthe closed Chester County Trust Compare and has already assumed his duties His appointment by Dr William D ordon secretary of banking was filed with the Chester County Court yesterday and is on file at the pro thonotarys office A surety bond in the sum of 5200000 was placed on record along with the appointment by police ONeill walked into police station this morning and informed police thatMowry had spent the night in his place and when he tried to arouse him this morning was unable to do so Police went to ONeills place and removed the unconscious form of Mowry tothe Chester Hospital where physicians pronounced life extinct The body was taken in charge by Deputy Coroner George White who may order a postmortem examhiation to determinethe cause of death ONeill told police that Mowry had a flask of liquor with him when he entered the place last night and drank some of it before he went to sleep on a cot Following the report police made a search of ONeills store and confiscated beer making apparatus TALK WAS FEATURE HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Press AT FAIR GROUNDS Flight Hazel Denson Alice Del Red Vest Westy Vlctorimn Miss Kath ryn Col Claister Flora Canter CIS ftons Marie Raff Oil Queen Thistle Ace Boss Luck Hasola as 5th as Octa nyside Up Hopulikit Baseataway as Flay Ex cellency Only 7 races Weather cloudy track maddy AT AGUA CALIENTE Cee Garnet B Gold CJasjv Winter Neighbor Nagatha Kcy Kelly Dick Yogano King Caress Indian Game Maxie Binder Tim bus Betty Lady Partridge Lord Algy Krakerjac Dunes Sedrcg Scotland Blues Ursana Gordon Blue Escoba Prize Korax Quick Return Bagiel Triassic Cheevito Buster B Jibe Frank D Catty Wee Chap Alma Suitor Weather clear track fast AT HI ALE AH June Circean Dusky Lass Black Sheep Silly Sis Our Mo ment Klein Luck In Sweepstone Justa Teacher Breezing On In Weather clear track fast AT HAVANA Lehmann Hamhocks Dark Dawn Heighe Bob Tryor Mendell Trick Play Choice Wise Saucy B Declared oft Sub Weather clear track fast Boys of the Franklin Junior HiY Club continued their program of vo cational lectures last evening at a meeting held in the Y M C A build ing Seventh street and Edgmont ave nue William Krell principal of the Franklin school and adviser of the club gave an interesting short talk on COUNTY SCHOOL LEADERS OPPOSE CODE REVISION Action Taken by Directors at Media Convention to Fight Changes Dr Kimber E Vought of Folcroft Elected of Association Head School directors of Delaware county are strongly opposed to the proposed revision of the School Code of the State now under consideration by the State Legislature it was made clear yesterday A resolution adopted at the annual convention of theDelaware County Association of School Directors held in the auditorium of the Media High School not only voices this opposi tion but provides for carrying the fight to the Legislature In urging that the Legislature en deavor to find new sources of revenue for education to relieve the burden on real estate the resolution suggests the adoption of a State income tax Continued on Page Seven CHICAGOS MAYOR LED FROM SCENE SHOOTING DaughterinLaw F D R Villanova Girl to Join Him Three members of the Roosevelt family will meet the President elect in Philadelphia this after noon when his train enroute from Florida to York arrives at the Ohio station The train will stop but a few minutes railroad officials said Those who will join the President elect for the remainder of the journey to New York will be El liott Roosevelt and Mrs Curtis B Dall son and daughter of the Presidentelect and Roosevelt who is the daughter of Mr and Mrs William H Donner of Villanova BEATEN ROBBED BY NEGRO THUG Philadelphia Man the Vic tim of Holdup in Glen olden Today Harold G Roberts 20 of the 5400 block Irving street Philadelphia was held up by a Negro thug this morn Ing shortly after 9 oclock on the west side of Glenolden knocked senseless by a blow on the right side of the head and robbed of the footpad making his getaway Roberts a former resident of Glen olden and a local pugilist had come from his home in Philadelphia earlier in the morning to keep art appoint ment with Russel Stumm ofiMcKin ley Park who was to have met him in a store conducted by Frank Geneva from where they were togo to Media to pay a bill which Robertsowed When Stumm failed to put in an appearance Roberts left the store with the intention of calling at the home of his chum He had gone only a short distance he says1 when he was accosted by the footpad who inquired of him the way to a coal yard As Roberts stood on the side walk furnishing the information the thug struck him on the right side of the head over the eye The force of the blowfelled and stunned Roberts whose pockets were rifled of the money as he lay in the snow Roberts upon regaining his senses returned to the store where Mrs Genova wife of the proprietor ad ministered first aid treatment and called the police Patrolmen Theodore Lyons and William Gorman began a search for the Negro described as being about five feet nine inches in height Mrs Genova reported to the police that earlier in the morning a Negro had entered the store and inquired the way to Cooke and Gardner ave nues a location that does not exist Police are inclined to believe he was the same man who held up and robbed Roberts v Victim of the wrath of the assassin who attempted lo kilJ Presidentelect Roossvelt in Miami Fla Mayor Anton Ccrmak of Chicasro is shotvn center as he was led to the motor car fn which he was carried to the hospital Nntc ths hullt rrnUTitt vzizt Ccnra ak vras the most injured of the five persons tvho were scn by hnlfcin as Zangzra pumped fire Into Roosevelts party On the extreme left Is City Manager I L Lee cf Miami and on the right W W AVood Democratic committeeman for Dade county Fla GENERAL BUTLER EXPRESSES VIEWS In its military to the mainland of Asia Japan is imitating what it has read in American history said Major General Smedley But lerU S M C retired at a luncheon meeting yesterday Japan sees how we have disci plined the nations of this continent under the skirts of the Monroe Doc trine said General Butler and sees no reason why Jfc shouldnt do the same thing on the other hemisphere I have talked frankly to Japanese generals in the Orient and I know this to be the case U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON Feb ttNS Treasury balance as of February 19445 Customs receipts GENEVA REPORT CENSURES JAPAN ON MANCHURIA Condemned for Not Sub mitting China Dispute Arbitration Final Action on League Withdrawal Expected Tomorrow in Tokio GENEVA Feb League of Nations condemned Japan today lor not submitting the Man churian dispute to arbitration and decided that Japans military action could not be regarded as measures of self defense The leagues position was defined in the report of tha committee ap pointed to study the dispute with China and make recommendations for a settlement The report and the recommendations will be pub lished and broadcast throughout the world The report called Manchukuo In effect a i puppet state of JapSh The main administrative and pollti Contlnued on PapR Eighteen VEHICLES COLLIDE WOMAN INJURED Losingcontrol of his automobile when it skidded on a sheet of ice a Ninth street and Central avenue this morning Charles Hickman 50 Frankford DelTand his aunt Sarah M Smith75 of the same addresf were injured when the car crashed into at trolley car The woman was the most seriously Injured sustaining head cuts and body bruises She was admitted to the Chester Hospital for treatmen and Hickman was arrested on i technical charge but released for his appearance in police court one week hence DRUNKS GIVEN SURPRISE Three Inebriates were mildly sur prised this morning when each wa fined and costs with the prefcrenc of 24 hours in jail by Magistrate Ho nan in police court The defendant were slated as Prank Corrigan 41 homeless Charles ODonnell 64 Wcs Ninth street and Walter Turner 43 of the 1100 block White street CERMAK BETTER LIKELY TO LIVE FDRNEARS HOME Bulletin Issued at Miami Hospital Indicates That Chicago Mayors Wound Has Devel oped No Restful Condi tion Reported Not Hopeful Assassin Under Heavy Assigned Three Members of Florida Bar For De Set For Tomorrow Roosevelt Selects Hull For Cabinet Post in New York Today MIAMI Fla Feb Anton Cermaks con clition was very satisfactory this afternoon The following bulletin was issued Mayor Ccrmak is sleeping and his condition is very satis factory Pulse 06 temperature 088 respiration 20 Dr T W Hutson who is attending Mrs Joseph H Gill said 1hat she would be given another blood transfusion early this afternoon Dr Hutson pointed out that transfusion was not impera tive but would be given to help Mrs Gill hold the gain she has made He said the blood count was favorable MIAMI Fla Feb Guiseppe Zangara who wounded five persons in his unsuccessful attempt against the life of Presidentelect Roosevelt today was assigned three prominent members of the Florida Bar ns attorneys for his defense In selecting counsel for the would be assassin Judge EG Collins of the criminal ar raignment of Zanparafrom today until tomorrow morning The attorneys selected by Judge Collins were Louis Mw Twyman pres ident of the Dade County Bar Asso ciation James N McCaskill past president of the association and Al fred E Raia prominent member of the bar Twyman speaking for the trio of lawyers said We will be glad to accept the np polntmcnt as counsel lor tho pris oner and will report afc the proper time after viewing tho facts In the case Tomorrows hearing was fot 10 a m The prisoner is charged with as sault with intent to murder There are four counts in the charge each one oarrying a maximum penalty of 20 years in the State penitentiary at Raiford New charges of course will be brought In the event of one of tha assassins victims succumbing The condition of Mayor Anton J Cermak of Chicago and Mrs Joseph Gill two of the wounded victims was still serious Late bulletins from the hospital an nounced that the Chicago mayor had spent a comfortable night but still was in danger He was reported as being too weak to undergo an opera tion for the removal of the softnosed bullet lodged in his back The condition of Mrs Gill was seri ous It was started at the hospital that phe would undergo another blood transfusion later today The appointment ofthe three dis ttnguished lawyers was made despite the fact that Zangara expressed no T interest in obtaining defense counsel Ho had told Judge Collins that lie Continued on Page Eighteen LONG SESSION OF ASSEMBLY SEEN May Continue Until June or July Due to Unem ployment Bills HARRISBURG Par Peb survey of the Pennsylvania leg islative situation today indicated that the present session of the General As sembly will continue until June and perhaps even July Leaders of the House of Repre sentatives said it may DC six weeks before the various appropriation bills nre correlated into a general appro priation measure The majority aprrco that it will be impossible to consider unemployment relief until they have a definite knowledge of the amount they will appropriate for the opera tion of the State government during the blennium 1C the appropriation bill and the budget situation aro not settled be fore March 1 it will delay further consideration of various bills pending before both the Senate and the House At the beginning of March the Gen eral Assemblly must make provision to carry on the State relief program after April 1 when the present State Continued on Eighteen CLOUDY LIGHT RAIN FORECAST FOR TODAY Light ra In is possible here and cloudy skies are predicted through put Eastern Pennsylvania New Jer sey Delaware and Maryland There will be rain tomorrow with not much change in temperature The highest temperature here yes terday was 37 degrees at 3 p m and the lowest was 24 at 305 a m The average of 30 was four degrees below normal for the date but the year Maximum temperature for the date is 63 established In 1921 and minimum 2 in 1838 Sunrise today was at fi51 a m and sunsetwill be at 539 p m East ern Standard Time C of C Group Analyzes Possible County Savings OPPOSE CHANGES IN SCHOOL CODE Protest Meeting Is Held by Representatives of Pike Communities A large audience of men and women from the various boroughs along Chester pike and adjacent ter ritory gathered in the auditorium of GlenNor High School last night heard Ir Carmon Ross supervising principal of the Doylestown schools bitterly flay certain provisions of the proposed new school code and with equal enthusiasm praise other provi sions of the code In an address which lasted mora than an hour and a half Dr Ross Continued on Page Eighteen ames County Pastor GetsA Surprise reads a Times headline Without asking we imagine someone dropped a halfdollar in the basket A bank robber was shot and killed by Philadelphia cops They evidently aim to please since so much criticism of the department has been made Complaints are being heard about motorists who drive recklessly past the Chester Hospital Maybe they are in a hurry to get there Buddy Purnsley notes thab some persons are determined to make their mark in the world even if they have to do it with a lead pencil on the walls of the cells afc police station Many radio fans are complaining about the programs they tune Cheer up We just read about a few radio sopranos who have tonsilitis A mechanical man was exhibited in Philadelphia yesterday The dis patch failed to state at what dinner he was speaking Its an ill wind that leaves a flat tire but its a worse one that leaves a man that way The telegraph is one fast way of spreading news Telawoman is still a better way There a few who remember tha good old days when one used to sneak into a meat market and ask for calves liver in an apologetic manner FOURTH INSTALMENT instalment of the digest of the report The fourth Chester Times submitted last week by the Chamber of Commerce to the County Commis sioners calling for approximately in savings in the government of the county is presented today A total saving of Is requested in the Sheriffs office of which 705 would be in salaries including a curtailment of personnel Expense reductions are only A total of was requested for 1933 for 12 deputy sheriffs at each but the committee recommends 11 at Instead of 5 clerks at each there would be 4 at each The committee report on this de partment stated Upon examination of salaries paid deputy sheriffs in Philadelphia county we found that salaries paid to deputies in Delaware county are about higher than those paid in Philadelphia county Also a com parison of rates of pay of deputies in Philadelphia with those in Dela ware county discloses a wide dispar ity We believe that the volume of work required of the deputies could be so distributed among the remain ing men that no overburden of work would be appreciably noticeable Our figure as recommended for dockets forms and stationery is in line with recommendation for similar expenditures in other departments which takes into consideration over charges being made for these supplies There is nothing to indicate that moving of prisoners for 1933 will en tail any additional sums spent over Continued on Last Page T ie Weather WASHINGTON Feb Forecast for tonight and Satardayj Eastern Pennsylvania Cloudy probahlly rain or snow tonight and Saturday not much change in tem perature Western Pennsylvania Cloudy probably rain or snow tonight and Saturday slightly colder Saturday la southwest portion New Jersey Cloudy probably rain tonight and Saturday not much change in temperature TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 7 8 9 10 a m a m a rn a m a m 34 11 a 32Noon 34 1 p m 37 2 p m 40 42 41 42 43 T   

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