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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 20, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 201O8 57TH 17521 Daily leased Wire Reports ol United Press UP and International News Service INS ime FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day CHESTER PA MONDAY FEBRUARY 20 1933 HOUSE VOTING ON REPEAL OF 18TH AMENDMENT Meets to Cast Ballot Under Rules That Limit Debate Bar Changes Rainey Brings Up Resolu tion Drys Start to Bat tle Passage WASHINGTON Feb The House met at noon today to vote on repeal of the 18th amendment under gag rules limiting debate and forbidding amendments Leader were confident of a wet victory Shortly after the House met Ma jority Leader Henry Rainey formerly a staunch prohibitionist brought up the repealing amendment for action Favorable House action would re submit the question to the States as the Senate has already overwhelm ingly approved the repealer in the same form in which it comes before the House Public galleries were packed as representatives straggled into the The score of gallery seats re served for guests 9f the President was empty The diplomatic gallery rarely occupied was almost full Many lesser folks sat in the aisles Women seemed to predominate among the gallery crowds The buzz of conversation from the floor and gallery tiers subsided reluctantly as Speaker Garner gavelled an historic session into life Five minutes before noon Mrs Pat rick J Hurley pretty blonde wife of the Secretary of War took a seat in the front row of the Presidents gallery with a party of friends Rainey sought to sustain his anti prohibitionist attitude by quoting from a Senate speech by Senator Sheppard Dem Tex noted dry leader He was prevented from quot ing the speech by objection of Rep Rankin Dem Miss The white haired Rained turned on Rankin Well he said Ill say ifc on my own responsibility vote for resubmission of this question Rep Nelson Repn Maine was the first dry speaker Unless some definite assurance is given that there will be no return of Continued on Page Twelve BROOMALL BOY HURT SERIOUSLY Ehvood Byrd 12 of 128 Washing ton avenue Manoa sufferd a possible fracture of the skull abroken right arm and lacerations of the body when he was struck and knocked down by the car of and run driver on West Chester p i k e Broomall The accident happened early Satur day evening as young Byrd and Nor man Wiggins 13 of 139 Lincoln ave nue Broomall both members of the Manoa Troop of Boy Scouts of America were returning to their homes from a hike of 14 miles which was one of a group of tests prescribed by the leader of the troop Young Wiggins was also knocked down but escaped unhurt All that either Byrd or Wiggins could recall of the vehicle was that it was a truck and was going in the direction of Philadelphia when it struck them A passing motorist took the injured boy to the Delaware County Hospital and Wiggins went to his home Con stable Harry Eastburn of Broomall was notified and is now conducting an investigation FOUND IN BED Reported missing for a week Nathan Bryant Negro of 4 East Second street was found dead in his bed Saturday afternoon When dis covered by a friend the body was in a decomposed state Police noti fied Deputy Coroner George White who removed the corpse to the morgue at Third and Norris streets pending funeral arrangements NV FOR THE CONSCIENCE FUND HARRISBURG Feb The States conscience fund today received a S100 contribution from a Reading citizen Five bills were enclosed in an unsigned letter sent to the Governors office The letter said the money was for the State treasury It was forwarded there to be credited to the conscience fund DATE FOR CONCERT The date on which Chief Caupoli can renowned South American In dian singer will give a vocal program for the entertainment of the pupils of the Smedley Junior High School is March 23 andthe time 3 p m In a former announcement the date of Thursday February 23 was given HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Press LIVED A CENTURY GEORGE E DARLINGTON Dean of Delaware County Bar and oldest practicing lawyer in country dies at home in Media DEATH CLAIMS NATIONS OLDEST LAWYER AT MEDIA George E Darlington 100 Though Ailing Had Con tinued Practice of Law Honored Few Months Ago by United States State and County Courts George Eyre Darlington of Media dean of the Delaware county bar and honorary president of the Dela ware County Bar Association and oldest practicing attorney in the United States died early this morn ing at his home on West Front street opposite the court house where he practiced law for more than 76 years Mr Darlington was 100 years old on August 20 1932 and in honor of the event a special session ol court was held at which the dean of America attorneys presented a This was considered an extraordinary event and was mar Continued on Page Txvelve LAST MINUTE NEWS HOUSE PASSES REPEAL WASHINGTON Feb House today adopted the Senate resolution for repeal of the prohibition amendment and thus transferred the battle for repeal to the 48 states The vote was 289 to 121 COUNTY TAX RATE CUT The County Commissioners at a brief meeting held at Media this morning formally announced decision to lessen the tax rate for 1933 making for a saving of 17 mills The new rate for county tax is 375 mills and for the poor district 13 mills a total of 505 mills The rate for 1932 was 425 mills for county and 250 mills for poor tax The budget for 1933 has practically been decided upon but it will not be announced for a few days Swarthmore College Head Regards It as Hard Boiled Economic Issue The payment of European war debts should be regarded as a hard boned economic issue declared Dr Frank Aydelotte president of Swarth more College during a discussion in Philadelphia last night The United States is geared to production far beyond its needs and we are driven irresistibly to the con clusion urged by a large majority of the countrys economists which is that we are neither able or willing to receive the vast amount of excess im ports which would result by pay ment he said in an address before the Race Street Forum The payment in full of these ob ligations would involve a vast dislo Continued on Last Page 5 PERSONS KILLED IN PLANE CRASH TIMMINS Ont Feb Five persons were killed when an air plane crashed near Wiawaitin Falls 30 miles north of here in an isolated3 section of northern Ontario reports received here today said The dead were members of a picnic party that left here yesterday after noon for the falls They were killed when the plane crashed near their destination FARMERS HALT SALE KANKAKEE III Feb UP A crowd of 700 angry farmers surged around the Courthouse today and pre vented for the second time a sched uled sale by foreclosure of the mortgaged James Leitloff farm SOUGHT TO STIFLE Big Politician Admits Moves in WilsonRob erts Deaths MT HOLLY N J Feb big politician that sought to stifle an inquest into the deaths of Ruth Mowbray Wilson and Horace Roberts Jr today stood revealed by his own candid admission as Albert C Middleton millionaire New Jersey State treasurer and banker Middleton said he sought to pre vent the holding of an inquest be cause of his friendship for the Wil son and Roberts families Before an inquest could be held it was necessary to exhume the bodies and perform autopsies My sole motive was to spare Mr Wilson my lifelong friend his family and the Roberts family the shock of such a horrible digging up RENEW PROBE OF DUAL KILLING ZANGARA GETS 80 YEARS IN PRISON FOR Pleads Guilty on All Counts Sorry He Failed to Kill Roosevelt Ready to Go to Chair if Necessary He Said Ccrmak Recovering K mpt name of his dead son Horace Roberts has about remvcshgration of the deaths of Horace Roberts Jr and years a0Policc at that announced that jounff Roberts kUied the girl and then committed suicide But the elder Brown Sa v information that a few days before Bradway had boasted he knew the inside of the four elder Roberts left is shown shaking hands with uo BurlmertonN J Prosecutor who will have charge of tic Wets Plan Machinery for Convention to Ratify Congress Action Senate Occupied With Re vision of Sunday Blue Laws Continued on Last Page URGES SENATE TO PASS RELIEF BILL WASHINGTON Feb Senator La Follette Repn Wis today urged the Senate to abandon semistarvation relief and approve the unemployment relief measure sponsored by himself and Senator Costigan Dem Colo DENIES REVIEW WASHINGTON Feb The Supreme Court today refused to give a further interpretation of its famous wire tapping decision when it denied Paul Morton Chicago 111 a review of his conviction in Federal Court in prohibition law charges Offers Dirt as U S Depression Remedy AT FAIR GROUNDS Pride Statecraft Whitharral Baldys Flame Modesto Strideaway later Golflex Golden Play Weather clear track heavy AT HIALEAH PARK Shilly Shaily Porte Bruyere Amore Brass Monkey Weather clear track fast 1TEW YORK Feb backed by govern nentowned farm lands instead of by gold silver o pro posed today by Walter E Pitkin Col umbian University sociologist and economist as a depression remedy Debts have reached a point where either inflation or its working equiv AT HAVANA Express Espoir Cite Croissantanis True Play Weather clear track fast SNIPSNAP Its a new game for all It needs only a pair of scissors and an eye for whats what Heres fun for the whole family and your friends SNIP SNAP will puzzle and delight you SNIP SNAP appears in the Chester Times TODAY ON PAGE 4 alent is unavoidable Dr Pitkin told the United Press and he believes that Muscle Shoals points the way out of a seemingly insoluble dilemma By extending Presidentelect Roose velts program for the Tennessee and Arkansas river basins enormous new wealth can be created and used as a basis for new money that will be just as sound as gold basis money Pitkin said The first lien on America is the land itself he explained and good land is a better basis for currency than gold for it is fixed in quantity tangible intrinsically useful and it tends to vary in value directly with population and general prosperity To push up prices without a dan gerous type of inflation we must cre ate new wealth I urge 1 That all Mississippi flood con EriRISBURG Pa Feb repeal questions dom inated Pennsylvania legislative prob lems today Wets planning machinery for a con vention to ratify the anticipated 1wenty first Amendment repealing mional prohibition decided to push to a vote a bill repealing fche state en forcement act and sought action creationofiv state liquor commission Activity as the legislators returned to begin the eighth week of the 1933 General Assembly tonight indicated the state will act much more expedi tiousiy on prohibition repeal than it did on ratifying the Eighteenth Amendment The prohibition amendment was pi ready part of the Federal Constitu tion when the state legislature ap proved it in February 1919 Pennsyl vania was the fortyfirst state Wets seek to make it the first to re peal and are drafting bills setting up the required Constitutional conven tion The problem of representation to this convention created probability of Continued on Last Page Trapped in Burning Auto When It Overturns Near Boothwyn Station Five young men members of an orchestra narrowly escaped death early yesterday morning when return ing to their homes in this city from Coatesville Pa where they had filled an engagement when an automobile in which they were riding turned over on the Bethel road in Upper Chichester township and burst into flames The car in which the musicans were traveling was being driven by William Vbnsky of 2601 West Sec ond street Other occupants of the car were William Owens 306 Upland street William Manchin 2625 West Second street Adam Blinsky 14 Enelc street and Michael Fletcher 2503 West Second street Unfamiliarity with the highways is said to have been responsible for the accident As the car sped alone Bethel road Vdnsky the driver sud denly became aware that he was ap proaching a dead end in the roadway and in order to avoid a crash at tempted to make a sharp right turn into a narrow road which would have taken the car over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge t The intersection has been the scene of frequent accidents as both the Chelsea and Boothwyn roads make a double curve at the point The road which young Vonsky selected to travel from the Bethel to the Boothwyn road is constructed of JAPAN VOTES TO QUIT THE LEAGUE Tokio Places Final Move on Genevas Action in Manchuria IT S Moves to Protect Americans in North China Situation TOKIO Feb placed squarely beforetheLeague of Nations today the necessity of de ciding whether to precipitate Tokios withdrawal from the league The cabinet voted definitely to withdraw from Geneva if the league officially condemned Japanese action in Manchuria This action expected to come after the league adopted the report of its committee of 19 con demning the Japanese course was n surprise coming before the league voted on the report Tokio by moving in advance of the leagueItself ap parently sought to shift responsibility to Geneva for the break Premier Saito and Foreign Min ister Uchida visited Emperor Hirohlto immediately after the cabinet meet ing to obtain imperial approval of the break with Geneva which was considered certain The cabinet not only decided to leave Geneva if the committee of 19 recommendations were adopted but approved a counterproposal to be submitted to the league This will be telegraphed to Chief Delegate Continued on Continued on Last Page BOROUGH OF ALDAN LOWERS TAX RATE Continued on Page Twelve CHANGE IN SCHEDULE Because of the observance of Wash ingtons Birthday as a holiday the Red Cross flour distributing station at 6ir Sproul street will not be open Wednesday but on the following day The station is operated from the headquarters of the Red Cross which will be closed Other stations will be open on schedule The officials of one suburban com munity believing that frankness and economy pay have sent each of the 580 householders a summary of re ceipts and expenditures for 1932 and an announcement of a onemill tax reduction for this year In the Borough of Aldan the ex penditures last year totaled For each house in the borough it cost per year or 30 cents per week for police and fire protection street lighting and the collection of ashes garbage and rubbish Arthur Piercey president of the borough council and F H Starling finance commit tee chairman issued a statement givingthese figures After pointing out that the tax had been reduced two years in a row they promised a third reduction next year if taxes and assessments are paid 100 per cent Thief Enters Through Side Window Makes Geta way With More than representing the col lections taken at the masses cele brated yesterday in St Michaels Church Eighth street and Edgmont avenue was stolen from the office of the rectory last night The robbery was discovered this morning by the pastor Rev Edward F X Curran when he wentto the office to get the cash to deposit it m a bank The money was taken from a hiding place in the office no attempt having been made to open the safe Detectives assigned to the case made the discovery that the thief had gained entrance through a side window of the rectory They cling to the theory that the person who stole the money was well acquainted with the habits of the pastor and knew where to find the money Clerics attached to the church say only a few persons were acquainted with the hiding place Detectives late this morning were in hopes of finding a clue that may lead to the early arrest of the burglar The money was a larger amount than usual a special collection to de fray the expense of heating the parish buildings having been taken up at all the masses yesterday MAGISTRATE RAPS RECKLESS DRIVERS Cermaks Recovery Assured by Expert MIAMI Fla Feb The full recovery of Mayor An ton J Ccrmak of Chicago was predicted today by Dr Frederick Tice famous Cook county heart and lung specialist After conferring with the physicians and surgeons in charge of Mayor Cermak looking over records and after my own exam ination it is my opinion that he is slowly but gradually improving Dr Tice said Physical examination revenls no evidence of pneumonia or conges tion While there is some evidence of heart strain there is nothing to cause anxiety I believe we can look forward to full recovery of Mayor Cermak MIAMI Fla Feb eppi Zangara who fired a volley of shots at Presidctnelect Roosevelt and was sorry he failed to kill him was sentenced to 80 years imprison ment on 4 counts today after he had defiantly told why he attacked fcho Presidentelect Zangara who had told from the witness stand how and why he at tempted to assassinate Mr Roosevelt was sentenced to 20 years imprison each of four counts of assault The prisoner calmly pleaded guilty to each count as the prosecutor wont down the list of four Including one involving the Presidentelect and then in a statement from the witness stand said he was ready to go to the electric chair if the judge wanted to send him there Then the judge recounted the list of charges sentencing the little un employed bricklayer to 20 years on each of the four counts The sentences will run consecu tively the judge said making the sentence equivalent to a life term as the assassin is 33 years old Zangara tried to smile His teeth showed white and glistening against his dark face It is fair he satis fied The judge replied There may be some more Inter Towering deputies pulled Zangara away and led him out of the room Continued on Tajje T ivelve Two prominent Democrats of Dela ware county are mentioned for im portant posts after the inaguration of Franklin D Roosevelt as Presi dent According to Demo crats who supported Roosevelt in the primary campaignwill be given pref erence in the distribution of patron age Both men who names have been mentioned have always been active workers in the party They arc George Johnston of Springfield town ship who has been mentioned as the next Collector of Internal Revenue for the Eastern District and Thomas F Feeley of this city former County Commissioner who is said to be the man who will be named United States Marshal for this district Mr Johnston who was a personal friend of the late William H Berry former mayor of this city and later State treasurer was a candidate for County Commissioner several years ago BOY ESCAPES INJURY Frank R Stewart 614 West Fifth street told police late Saturday that while driving north on Sproul street his car struck a small boy at Sixth street who darted into the street from between parked automobiles The boy was knocked down but jumped and ran to his father who was on the sidewalk The parent refused to give either the name or address and also refused to per mit the child to be removed to a hospital DEATH ENDS CAREER SAMUEL ROSS CHOTHERS Physician Surgeon Director of Poor and iormcr Mayor who succumbed last ROOSEVELT S BRIT1 Presidentelect Takes Ne gotintion Into Own Hands With Lindsay Ambassador Due Late Today in N Y From Home Has Much Data NEW YORK Feb elect Roosevelt went into lastminute conference with his chief fiscal ad visers today in preparation for con versations later in the day on the British war debts with Sir Ronald Lindsay British ambassador Mr Roosevelt called Sxvagar Sher Icy former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Pro fessor Raymond I Mo ley economic advisor to discuss the policies to be laid down to the envoy Have you heard anything from England Mr Roosevelt was asked Not a peep he replied Have you anything to propose1 lie then was asked There Is nothing tosay at this time It is obvious I have nothing to say because I have not been in touch with the situation The Presidentelect indicated he would have a formal statement to is sue afc the conclusion of his confer ence with Lindsay The discussions Continued on Page Twelve SAYS ME WAS ATTACKED Joseph Vodeno 800 West Sixth street was Riven treatment for scalp lacerations at the Chester Hospital last night He told police he was attacked at Third and Parker streets by a man named Godfrey Mornn A warrant for the alleged attacker will be obtained today DEAD IN Two Men and Woman Shot to Death Found by a Newsboy NEW YORK Feb newsboy found the bullettorn bodies of two men and a woman in Porkys speakeasy in the midtown theatrical district early today Each had been shot through the head The bar mir ror and a stack of glasses had been broken to fragments by bullets One of the men was quickly identi fied as John Egan 33 an escaped Sing Sing convict The other was Michael Patsy Griffln 45 the bar tender The 2G years old an expensively dressed good looking brunette was not immediately identified There were no clues to the slayers beyond a fedora hat and two pencils Continued on Last Page PresidentElect Roosevelt There are altogether too many reckless drivers in this city and more arrests for such violations as his should be made said Magistrate Honan in police court this morning as he find Benjamin Micklin 42 Ad dison street Philadelphia S10 and costs for passing standing trolley car this morning The Philadelphia salesman was ar rested at Seventh street and Edgmont avenue by Traffic Officer Quinn who was a passenger on the trolley car Quinn testified that a woman was about to alight from the electric ve hicle as Micklin drove past In de fault of the fine Micklin was re manded to a cell pending the arrival of friends U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON FebT Treasury balance as of February 17 expenditures 03374 customs receipts Mrs Alice Katrobos secretary to Judge Albert Dutton MacDade is in receipt of a letter from her parents Mr and Mrs Joseph F Kerns of 547 East Broad with their daughter Mrs Frank G Conley of Logan Pa are wintering in Florida relating the facts of the attempted assasssination of Presidentelect Franklin D Roosevelt in Miami last week The letter states that Mr and Mrs Kerns are registered at the New Berni Hotel located on the corner of Northeast Second street and Bis cayne boulevard which overlooks Biscayne Bay and Municipal Park where the Presidentelect made his address Of the attempt on Roosevelts life as witnessed by them the Chester KIWANIANS TO HEAR JUDGE A D MacDADE Judge Albert Dutton MacDade will be the speaker at the Wednesday noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club to be held in the Y W C A build ing Seventh and Sproul streets The topic uponwhich he will speakhas not been announced Arrangements for the meeting are in charge of Paul Lane lyes meeting chairman residents write in the park this evening when Presidentelect Roosevelt was speaking and when the man attempted to kill him The newspapers here are printing extra papers and shortly they will be on the streets giving a full account of the injuries which the various peo Continued on Page Twelve Lost His Wallet Times Ad Got It Dr M Bloomfield of 700 Mor ton avenue recently lost his wal let In the vicinity of the Chester postoffice Nothing daunted Dr Bloomfield inserted an advertise ment in the Chester Times confi dent this would bring back the missing wallet It did Here is what Dr Bloomfield says I wish to inform you that the advertisement which I inserted in the Chester Times for a lost pocketbook has produced the re sults desired The same was re turned to me intact Thanking you and wishing you further re sults from your classified adver tisements I am Respectfully yours Dr M Bloomfield PRICE TWO CENTS S RTCROTHERS SURGEON COUNTY DIES Prominent Practitioner Was Chief of Staff of Chester Hospital Active in Politics Many Years Served as Mayor and Councilman Dr Samuel Ross Crothers chief of the surgical staff of the Chester Hospital and well known throughout this section of the country as one of the leading medical practitioners and surgeons died shortly after 9 oclock last night in the Chester Hospital where he had been a patient for several days He was a former mayor of Chester and at the time of his death was a member of the County Poor Board Dr Crothers who was in his sixtynmih year suffered a general breakdown in health which is be aeved to have been brought about by a glandular disorder He was confined to his home for two weeks prior to his removal tn the hospital Born in Cecil county Md on Feb ruary 29 1864 Dr Crothers a sou or Jonathan and Margaret Crothers received his early education in the public schools of that state the Churchside Seminary Md P C P and the University of Pennsylvania medical college He came to this city in 1890 and located for the commencement of his practice in what was then known as the bor ough of South Chester Immediately prior to his coming to South Chester he was employed in the drug busi ness with Joseph M Fulton at New London Pa and after completion of his medical course at the University of Pennsylvania served his intern ship in St Josephs Hospital Reading Following his service as a drug clerk Dr Crothers entered the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and was graduated from there in 1885 following which he was for a period of two years connected with a large drug concern in Philadel phia i He then entered the University of Pennsylvania and was graduated in 1889 having pursued a course which Continued on Last Pago PLAN TO ATTEND THE INAUGURATION Officers will be elected at a meet ing of the Roosevelt Civic League to be held tomorrow night in the Y M GA building Seventh streetand Edgmont avenue The club will also discuss plans for a trip to Washing ton to attend the inauguration cere monies on March 4 Albert B Marls state committeeman Mrs Mary Se nat state committeewoman Nathan Pechin county chairman and other prominent Democrats will attend George B Elliott is president of this organization The committee on ar rangements for the trip to Wash ington comprises J Stanley Stewart George G Timmins and Joseph King COLDER WEATHER WILL FOLLOW RAIN Rain today ana colder tonight Is the forecast for Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be fair tomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 51 degrees at 345 p and the lowest was 33 at 810 a m The average of 42 was eight degrees above normal The highest temper ature ever recorded here on February 19 was 60 in 1930 and the lowest was 3 in 1903 Sunrise today was afc 647 a m and sunset will be at 543 p m East ern Standard time COMMITTED TO JAIL Justin Muraski of Leiperviiie was committed to the county jail for a period of 30 days following a hearing before Magistrate Raymond Hood of Folsom on a drunk and disorderly conduct charge Muraski was ar rested by Patrolman Kenneth Phil lips when he tried to break into an untenanted house n ar his home icsofTimes Pedestrians in Media yesterday aft ernoon enjoyed a good laugh They saw a horse hitched to an automo bile The Senate probably agrees that brevity is the soul of wic after listen ing to Huey Long for a few spells A man named Snow will address Chester Rotary tomorrow Had he been booked for last week he would have found the surroundings in this city to suit his name Local musicians lost their instru ments when an auto in which they had em caught afire yesterday If saxophones were among the lost we have no sympathy for them Just how much motor fuel can be produced from 60000000 bushels of surplus grain hasnt been calculated But we know a chap who can produce a peck of trouble from a pint of rye if thats any help The cigaret improvement desired most by all smokers came out last week when the price of each package was reduced WASHINGTON Feb Forecast for tonight and Western cloudy and slightly colder tonight Tuesday partly cloudy slightly colder in extreme east and extreme north por tions Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jer cloudy and colder tonight and Tuesday TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m47 11 a m V46 7 a m 48 Noon 43 8 am47 1 p m 48 9 a m45 2 p m 43 10 a m44   

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