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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 18, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE JSET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1OS 57TH 17520 Daiiv Leaded Wire of United Press UP and International News Service INS FINAL EDITION With All Latest and News of the Day CHESTER PA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18 1933 TWENTY PAGES RUM RING RADIO JPENNA PLANNING EXPOSE TOLD BY LEGISLATION JOR LAW REPEAL Located Illegal Set in UpjNo Precedent Calling Con per Darby Then in Phili vention if Congress RAIN PREDICTED j HEROINE OF FOR AREA TODAYATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF PRICE TWO CENTS adelphia Passes Resolution Took Operators Place at j Vote on Plan Likely in No Set to Ships Talk to Rum The jury in Philadelphia trying 12 defendants several from this county in the reputed rum ring snashed in October 1931 by federal agents today had a vivid story of how the combine directed its fllotilla of boats at sea and in foreign waters by means of a powerful outlaw radio station George W E Shields the govern vember Await Word From Washington HARRISBURG Pa Feb officials today xvere considering the form of legislation needed for the summoning of a con vention to consider the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment should the measure be approved by Congress In the past when constitutional amendments were submitted to the States for ratification they were laid merits radio technician decided in1 before the Legislature but under the tcrcepted radio messages he said were terms of the repealresubmission sent to the mother rum ship 30 measure passed by the U S Senate miles off the New Jersey coast and to I a State convention must approve Canada St Pierre Miquclon and the the change in the basic law Bahamas George Oryille Bishop operator of the illicit station first located at Up per Darby and later moved to Phila delphia was described as a fugitive After the station was located by Shields through the use of a portable defector set it was seized by federal agents Shields then sat in for the Pennsylvania has no provision for such a convention and it will be necessary for the General Assembly to enact appropriate legislation for Rain is probable here today and t Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey j Delaware and Maryland Fair weather is expected tomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 43 degrees at 2 p m and the lowest was 32 at 7 a m The average of 38 was four degrees above normal for the date but one degree below the average February 17 last year temperature for the date is 63 established in 1891 and minimum twobelow zero in 1896 Sunrise today was at 650 a m and sunset will be at 540 p m Eastern Standard time ROOSEVELT STATION LOAFERS ARE ROUNDED UP Seven of Ten Arrested by Railroad Police Are Re manded to Cells that purpose In all probability the legislative reference bureau will draft a bill and submit it to Attorney General Wil liam A Schnader for approval be operator and communicated with I fore it is introduced in the General various boats at sea and other outly ing posts of the ring Once when he found himself using Assembly officials said Such a bill would explain the rea son for the convention designate the j unt VCULIUII tiiie the wrong code he told the jury he time and place where it would as f operator at sea that i semble and provide the method of se bad atmospheric conditions were i deleeatps inforfoTinrT rfu j u lr interfering with his sending and that OG vvOUIG Ccii in trie cciciic to EuiciG time he searched and found the other erallv believed code in the room The ring was smashed by a series of raids on October 14 1931 which was the first day that Shields had While State officials have no them it was gen that the delegates would be chosen on the same basis as is used in selecting members of the electoral college The election for delegates to a con vention would most likely be held in connection with the next November election to save the cost of a special election an opportunity to operate the sta tion which he described in his testi mony Shields first told how he located the illegal station at 114 North State ifwniiiri fircf man Thmov d the fust time since f I Prohibition became a national law that a clear cut referendum devoid of political elements would be held on question throughout the State the fact that the General of Pennsylvania could not detector set explained that bv determining the greatest strength of radio signals at various angles he able to extend lines that gave him the approximate location of the sending station Then he continued I drove ue oiuciauy miormea or tne passage lowly past toe hoSse vmdcr mspiSon a9j until late Tuesday or Wednesday it is understood that Continued on Last Page of the House and Senate plan 1 to mtroauce a bill providing for a con vention during the session next week If the bill passes the U S House DRIVER a suspcn sion of rules next Monday as Speaker John Garner has proposed one or for tne Arrest John i two days would elapse before official H Furlong of the 100 block West l notification of its passage would be Mowry street charging him with i C0nve3red to Richard J Beamish sec i j retary of the Commonwealth being a hit and run driver was The General Assembly of Pennsyl issued this morning by Committing vania would not learn officially of the Magistrate Michael A Honan proposed repeal measure until it was Furlon is charged K asMnS measure probably would speed ap proval of the ConnerSowers bill re pealing the SnyderArmstrong act State enforcement law leaders indi cated into the rear of a parked automobile on Melrose avenue near Fourteenth street late last night the vehicle being owned by Eugene Knoblauch of Swarthmore a P M C graduate who was attending a formal dance held at the college A witness to the crash noted the licsnse number and gave Knoblauch this information Last night police advised the Swarthmore resident they did not have the records containing the name of the owner of license ELIMINATEWASTE URGES WASHINGTON Feb CUP of un 33D6 and advised Knoblauch to used service and revamping of the Interstate Commerce Commission to write to Harrisburg for it The of the car could have been remove excessive control were uj LUG uai UULUU iutvc oeen uuniroi were Riven the information immediately j urged before the Senate prosperity had police telephoned Harrisburg j committee tday byLeonor FLoree which is the proper procedure in the president of the Delaware and Hud case of a hit and run accident Knoblauch appeared at police sta tion this morning and Chief Vance ordered that the information be im mediately obtained from Harrisburg Records of the highway department disclosed that the license tag was issued to Furlong for a car of the coupe type Knoblauch found a dented hub cap for a car of the make for which the license had been is sued near his damaged automobile and turned this over to police as evi dence The damage to Knoblauchs automobile is more than it was estimated 100 SPEAKEASY ARRESTS IN PHILA son Railroad His plan in detail included of taxes wages and Ten vagrants who were loafing in the waiting room of the Pennsylvania railroad station at Sixth street were rounded up by railroad police this morning and when arraigned in police court before Magistrate Honan all with the exception of three were given jail sentences The defendants were slated as David Walsh 39 Elwood Eastburn 50 Clarence Johnson 17 Jacob Dick 50 Waysl Sawka 45 Leopold Zawacki 37 George McKinney 53 John McGinnis 50 and Martin Bola 52 Detectives Blankenburg of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Jacob Edell of the Reading Railroad com pleted the roundup and were assisted by local police in bundling the group off to police headquarters and to cells Edell stated that many of the men in the group have been sleeping in 109111 Edgmont avenue houses company and destroyed the 0 plumbing and lighting fixtures Blankenburg testified that he has been pleading for months with the loafers to remain away from the station but his pleas and threats have been in vain A number of these men are Hot residents of this state the detective declared They come here and are given shelter and food at the mission houses and during the day panhandle patrons of the railroad and spsnd the money for DOOM When they return to the mission houses they are refused admission because they nre intoxi cated so they sleep in the waiting room much to the disgust and dis comfort of patrons of the road Johnson Dick and Parker were discharged with a warning and the remainder were given two days in the local lockup Each was warned that if they are arrested on railroad property again they will be sent to the county prison for 90 days MAY CONNECT TRIO REPEAL TO PASS MONDAY HOUSE CAUOS SHOWS Adoption of Resolution Won in Senate to Get Margin of 12 to 20 j Garner Cracks Whip and Limits Debate on Issue to 40 Minutes ZANGARA BEFORE MIAMI COURT Her quick action may have saved the life of Presidentelect Roosevelt For Mrs W F Cross above the Run nt ht iny hes kill the President so I his arm and held on as as I could This frustrated Zan garas aim WASHINGTON Feb Plouse leaders today cracked the party whip as a final drive was begun for adoption of the Blaine amendment submitting re peal of the prohibition amendment to State conventions I With a Democratic administration j raking over the government on March i 4 the possibility of being shorn of i their patronage dangled before Demi ocrats that defied the party caucus i on the issue The repeal resolution will be j brought to a vote on Monday after i 40 minutes debate with Speaker Garner using his authority to per mit passage under suspension of rules 1 Adoption of the resolution by a margin of 12 to 20 votes was indi cated in the polls thus far made by appeals being made by telegraph to absentees to return for tho showdown Thirty Democrats had excused themselves fipm the binding vote of the Democratic House caucus for re peal The vote was 115 to 46 which indicated 59 absentees or not voting Since 44 Democrats voted against repeal on the opening day of Con i gress Democratic leaders were hope j ful of a net gain of at least 12 to 15 votes The Republican we bloc today endorsed the Blaine resolution with Representative James M Beck of Pennsylvania its leader warning antiprohibitionists that their real fight to end prohibition begins when the resolution is adopted NEW YORK Feb 1933 by International News Service in fortyone of the Giuseppe Znngnra wouldbe assassin of IrestdenliUct Franklin T is shown in Daclc County Criminal Court res erkv bronchi for arraignment on charges of shooting with intent to kill TliiS EVELT ER5 Under Special Guard as He Returns From South Filling Key Posts NEW YORK Feb bare weeks remained today for in jLuiLvonu 01 incM nkhn to complete fortyeight states are now in session c f1 thenew fed a survey by International News SenI S ntinVn1lstmion andthe Pmsl dentelect turned to the tnslc of illl Continucri on Last Page Pinchot Against McCiurc Measure Changing Source of Payment HARRISBURG Feb One of the two bills passed by Penn sylvanias Legislature during the pres ent session today was given a guber natorial veto EMPLOYES MAKE FULL WEEK Production of New Cars at Ford Plant However Is Below Normal Production at the local assembly plant of the Ford Motor Company at the foot of Lloyd street is slowly re gaining its stride Several weeks ago the strike ol the Briggs Body Manu While charges continue to pile up by Senator John J McCluro Dela ware and would have compelled the Thc vetoed mpasuve was sponsored I facturing Company workers in De against three bandits captured Thursday morning in Philadelphia after a gun battle with police au thorities today will attempt to link them with the holdup and robbery of the Prospect Park State Bank which was raided recently by four The bandits held are James Mc Gee 35 Barney Wacht 31 and Sam uel Mitchell 33 all of Philadelphia A fourth member of the bandit gang was killed while resisting capture He was William Ferguson 35 an ex convict who served jail terms in this state and Maryland The three in custody have already been Jinked with five bank robberies three of which were in New Jersey working conditions elimination of i The ages of the men tally with trie waste through abandonment of all unused service obsolete facillities and mileage no longer justified by the traffic of all essential raliroad facilities through improve ment of grades reduction of curves shortening of lines application of heavier rail and ballast strengthen ing of bridges and improvement in equipment of the five major hazards of the ac cident death unemployment and incapicity of old age CORBETT WEAKER Swinging into action apparently at the direct behest of Public rector Kern Dodge police in every section of Philadelphia made a conNEW YORK Feb ages of the gang that robbed the Chester pike financial institution Department of Highways rather than the counties to pay for damages in of road in troit Mich halted production shortly before the scheduled appearance the latest model of the Ford car inp key offices heedless of the un precedented guard maintained around his staid old town house James A Parley Democratic State chairman who spent arduous days in Miami conferring with prospective of fice holders while Mr Roosevelt was resting fishing and swimming In southern sons was expected to make a detailed report of his work to the Presidentelect during the day The still uncertain makeup of his cabinet occupied Mr Roosevelt as he got back in harness after his va cation and i he interruption furnished in Miami by the attuck upon him by Guiscppe Zanpjaru Tho block on East Sixtyfifth street ofl Fifth avenue which Includes among its dignified residences the Roosevelt home was pcrhnps the most carefully policed block in the world today Through Mr Roosc ZANGARAHEARING AGAIN POSTPONED Formal Arraignment of Man Who Shot Cermak Up on Monday MIAMI Fla Feb ar raignment of Giuscppl Znngara on charges of assault with intent to kill was postponed today until Mondavi to give alienists a chance to make a complete report on the wouldbe as sassins mental condition County Solicitor Charles A More head agreed to postponement ai the request of the three leading Miami attorneys appointed yesterday us de fense counsel Their action was taken it was said to prevent any possibility of charges being made that the little Italian bricklayer was being railroaded to prison because of heated public opinion Znngara himself who was to have In his veto message the Governor pointed our that counties now receive three dollars in gasoline tax for every one they pay for land damages The complaint of the counties against the present system is justi fied at least in part the Governor said The weakness of the present Yesterday marked the finish of the or relocation j first full Aveeks employment of the entire personnel of the local com pany Each employe made five full days of eight hours duration This marks the high spot of employment since work on thc new model began At the present time less than 1000 men are employed nowhere near full PORTLAND A distress signal flashed out by a Japanese land station after jt had picked up an SOS from the Jnp ancse steamer Gofuku Maru was re ceived here early today by the Radio Corporation of America The meager dispatch as deciphered here stated the Department Highways j VJ 44 WA v j L L11I I uw mo Jl L ILL rlvlv SLR LCCl capacity for the plant which num that the Gofuku wns aground oft bers closs to 5000 when going at top Otamisaki and needed immediate as inourrinS heavy The output in the production this damages week numbered 100 cars a plant can produce rlnjly t v v UVU I V Governor Pinchot expressed willing The policy of the local manage c County Authorities Seek j ft ioouiV UIUUM I to Have Him Sentenced i Certainty would arise i 1 nP nnn ornrt Kill TIT Under Act of 1929 For the first time in the history of j Delaware county application has been made to have a prisoner committed to prison for the remainder of his departmentto receive the approval of county commissioners before building or relocating a road Should such ap proval be withheld then the Governor believes the department should pay the damages Pointing to a number of defects in the bill Governor Pinchot stressed the fact that it does not carry a speci fic time for becoming effective and that as a result much litigation and The one other bill which reached i the Governors desk thus far in the session recalled by the Senate for amendment ji fi j X1 cU U i PV H1 OWII AUl LI 1U 1 c 171311X1 QC certed drive on speakeasies and bootj Gentleman Jim Corbett former i life as an habitual ofTpnrtfr inrrrroye 1scf loggers last night and early today More than a score of raids resulted in almost 100 arrests iii Oo an iiiuiiuai ouenacr heavyweight champion gradually The prisoner Frederick Arlincton losing his fight for life against i a j Biggard of vice squad earlier in the week The raids fol heart ailment slept quietly today1ing from the attending physician adminj PeTutentiary for GOES TO BERLIN DOORN Holland Feb i8rrjP Princess Hermine wife of cxKalser Wilhelm of Germany left for Berlin today for a fortnights visit The HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY tTnltcd Press istered an opiate It was feared during the night that his death was only a matter of hours but later today Corbetts con dition appeared to be much the same in the past week except that he i has become somewhat more feeble of burglaries in Montgomery county i He was sentenced in April 1932 and i on June 30 1932 was arraigned be fore Judge John M Broomall for committing similar offenses in this Continued on Last i SAVES YOUNGER BROTHERS LIFE Continued on Last sistancc H O O VK ft SIG NS IITL L WASHINGTON Feb INS The President today signed the In terior Department appropriation bill carrying approximately II is the second bin he has approved December FARM SALE MARCH READING Feb A tip received by Sheriff Harry J Schlappig that farmers proposed to stage a demon stration against sale of George Lorahs farm in Oley township re sulted in amicable settlement of the matter Charles W Lorah and J Francis Lorah executors of their mothers estate brought a judgment against their brother for sale of his farm and equipment to satisfy a claim in settlement of tho estate Hearing that several hundred farmers planned to interfere the sheriff called the brothers to a con ference at which they agreed to set AT FAIR GROUNDS Swan Lei Beef Steak Bobsled Darter Weather clear track fast AT HAVANA Shoes Lee Fair Vagary Abduction Regusted Sky Gabrielle Weather clear track fast HTALEAH PARK SCRATCHES Player Race Street Weather clear track Sr j Proposed Grouping of County School Districts UniC for Pubiic District E a s t Lansdowne 3163 school administrative purposes as i Yeadon 5430 total 3598 proposed by the school code now be fore the Legislature if carried out logically would unite the fortysix school districts of Delaware county into twentyone districts The Department of Public Instruc tion which has been making tentative groupings for the purpose of study and discussion in rhe various coun ties has completed county combinations the Delaware The tentative groups for the county with number of students are as fol lows District 2414 Ridley Park 3356 Tinicum township 3630 Norwood 3878 Prospect District 2 Park 4623 total 8501 District 2773 Pol croft 1432 Glenolden 4482 total 8687 District 2064 Sharon Hill 3825 total 5889 District 93M District 2269 Collingdale 7S5S total 10123 District 9542 District Darby 46626 District ford 21362 District 12263 District 1341 Ridley i homp Sons of Media Attorney Broke Through Ice on Creek Near Rome C S PATTERSON DIESATSHORE Widelyknown Lawyer 60 Passes of Heart Attack in Stone Harbor RESIGN LEAGUE been ftmiigmd nt w a m today was RLill represented as being anxious to plead guilty to the four counts against him and to accept whatever the court might impose Zivngaras counsel however wanted Mme to analyze the report of two alienists that have examined Zan gara before making any formal plea to the charges The painridden nihilist himself i i maintained his fullrn air of disin terest in tho cnsc although he spent a more rPBtful night in his cell high up 5n tho county building He has expressed no dcsiro to defend him Cpunty Solicitor Morehcad formally advised the court of his postpono CERMAK THOUGHT SURE TO RECOVER ZANGARAJS SANE Mayor of Chicago Victim of Bullet Continues Fa vorable Course5 Physician Examines Assas sins Mental State to Be Tested Farther MIAMI Fla Feb UP Anton Cermak shot down by bullets intended for Presidentelect Franklin D Roosevelt continued to make en couraging progress today The 945 a m bulletin issued afc the Jackson Memorial Hospital said Mayor Cermak continues to rest quietly and his general condition is favorable Temperature pulse and respiration normal In more informal statement Dr Frank Jirka Cermaks soninlaw and one of his personal physicians said He is coming along splendidly and everybody as pleased with his condi tion Mrs Joseph H Gill the second critically wounded victim of Zan garas wild attack also showed en courapinp improvement today A bul letin issued at 1005 a m said Mrs Gills condition shows a de cided improvement over yesterday She spent a quiet restful night Critically Injured by Giuscppp Zan Kira5 plot to kill Presidentelect Roosevelt was Mrs Joseph H Gill oMVIiaiml wife of the presi dent of thn Florida Power and Light Company who was shot through the abdomen Temperature 100 respiration 18 pulse 104 The bulletin was signed by Dr T W Hudson her personal physician The mayor of Chicago slept peace fully through the night and his phy sicians for the first time felt confi dent enough to express a belief that he would recover Htsftvc physiciansincluding his personal medical attendant who came hero from Chicago and his sonin law found his condition so satisfac tory late in tho night fchafc they left the hospital and sought rest them selves They said that he was con tinuing his favorable course land Continued on Last Page COLLEQE TEAMS DEBATE ML Holyoke College debating team for trial Monday at 10 a m Smith and Margaret Whitcomb was There Is no need for further dc defeated last night by the University ay Collins continued A jury has of Pennsylvania debating team made hrnmvf TVI TL Lh casc WI bc I Edward J Griffiths and P L oiought lo trial Monday Moves Swiftly Break Word Tokio Indicates arc From TOKIO Feb with censure by the committee of nineteen The present intention is to arraign Zangnra and if ho persists in his intention to plead guilty to sentence him immediately The maximum sen tence possible on thr four charges of intent to kill total eighty years twenty years on each count If counsel enters a plea of not Pfuilty on grounds of insanity a jury of six men will be dmwn after ar latRrnmcnt and the trial would pro ceed at once The defense is permit tea twenty challenges ipara was kept in the court room the spectators hnd Hied our and the corridors were cleared Then he was takenby his guards to the elc whisked to his cell on the twentieth floor APPOINTED RECEIVER Judge O B Dickinson in McPhcmxn The subject was Re solved that Modern Democracy is an Outworn Form of Government The Pennsylvania team took the nega tive in the debate which was in the Twentieth Century club house afc Lansdownc US TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON Feb Treasury balance as of February 16 expenditures 17251 Customs receipts S918755347 Topics of Times the TT lor her military course in Manchuria I urilred States District Court at Phil Japan moved swiftly toward a break idcipniayesterday appointed with the League of Nations today George J Cherry receiver for the Holding a special meeting the 1 Hnb West Chester Darby Bond was fixed n Cabinet approved the request of Yo pike sukc Matsuoka delegate to the at 2000 League that he return to Tokio as soon as the League assembly adopts rri f An aviator rescued at sea who was brought here said the sharks were so close to him he could have touched em Just imagine getting a touch of a land shark these days A Media judge has taken a wallop at our Chamber of Commerce The publicity man will probably consider this good advertising iMakoto Saito will confer with Prince Saionji tomorrow informing him of Continued on Last i uIdings on thf An aviator forced down afc sea and brought to Marcus Hook complained about being thirsty Of course that floor 1 was before he reached Marcus Hook of the Knights of Columbus Hall Broad street and Drshong Drive The A bancilt in Glenolden beat jiy L1VU iliij fronts of the stores out and are boing completely rebuilt attorney of Media was rescued from C Stuart Patterson Jr 60 widely uj ivieuia was rescued rrom knowri lawyer in the Criminal Courts j drowning jn Crum creek near his f of Philadelphia died last night in his i yesterday afternoon by his j home at Stone Harbor N J Cryder of Cape May Possible County Savings ny Crum creek The brothers who are pupils at 8326 Rutledge 789 total 10456 District Heights 5057 District in g fie Id 4589 Swarthmore 3405 total 7994 when the nearfatality oc District p 3 e 1553 Media 5372 Newtown 1541Upper dence 2003 total 10474 Cldcd walk on currcd They hscJ alighted from a school bus at Crum Creek and State road a short distance from their i home The ice on the creek and Court House who attended him said death was caused by acute dilatation of the heart The attorney had been confined to bed three weeks He tried to walk about his room last night at oclock collapsed and died shortly thereafter His brother George Stuart Patterson was notified in Philadcl The boys had gotten only a short I in District 16Chcster 2073 Parkside distance shore whon In the tribunals of the 1497 Upland 2500 total 7070 ce Sve Commonwealth down to his lowliest District 874 Middle town 4728 Nether Providence 2833 Rose Valley 303 total 7738 District Chichester 3374 Marcus Hook 4867 Trainer 1648 total 9988 District 2659 Chichester 3743 total 6402 Upper 1504 District 59164 ice gave way under Jack letting him into the water which at that point is about five feet deep His screams attracted the attention of James who went to his assistance and in trying to pull Jack to safety James also broke through into the icy After astruggle both hoys reached where it was said this morning they hadsuffered no ill effects from their unexpected cold bath client Mr Patterson was known as FINAL INSTALMENT report last week to the County Com missioners recommending salary and expcnse savings amounting to ap Concerning the Delaware County pur figure will be receiving a salary in excess of that received by the elec trician of the Philadelphia county prison Wr may add further that the guards rocnvc meals which is a dc inc Delaware County V T wnicn w a clc Prison and the Broadmcadows Farm inK So faf as tncy are fVm l f SOnallV rnnrornorf prison the committeeasks for a cut of S3300 in salaries Including a 5500 cut for the warden at the County tnson and a S6040 reduction in salaries at the BroarJmeadows prison The report stated The salaries of the warden assist He was defense counsel wardens superintendent and in the trials of more than 200 under Continued on Last CHARLES M SCHWAB 71 NEW Fcb UP Charles M Schwab chairman of the board of the Bethlehem Steel Cor physician have been reduced ten per cent which conforms with recom rrendations made for other official positions Jn the county government The salaries of guards have been reduced to a figure commensurate with duties performed and to a point parallel with salaries paid in other penal institutions such as Philadcl some sonally concerned Where maintenance is furnished it is alwavs customary to establish a lower rate of pay One matron and assistant matron Continued on Page Five TO CLIMB MT EVEREST India Feb lUrTThe guard of the British expedition will attempt to climb to the peak of Mt Everest the highest mountain in the world arrived here today to prepare bases for the adventure Another expedi tion is enroute from England by air pugilist over the head which you must admit is a poor way of de fending your crown The U S government has bought 120000 saddles for 22000 horses a dispatch informs us That being an other way to saddle the taxpayers with the bilL When taxpayers can stand no more trimming some people advocate trimming taxes pipes a Media ob server Tony Grancse says the best way to olve a jigsaw puzzle is to pat it on a table stand away about 2 feet kick the table and then go for R walk Actions jspeak plainer than the talkies notwithstanding ThejWeaither WASHINGTON Feb Forecast for tonight and Sunday Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jer sey Fair slightly colder tonight Sunday partly cloudy Western Pennsylvania Fair slightly colder in east portion tonight Sunday partly cloudy TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m 7 a m a m 9 a m 42 10 a m 52 42 n a m 56 Noon 56 43   

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