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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 21, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 201 OS FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17522 Dallv Leased Wire Ke ports of DnJted Press UP and International News Service 1NS CHESTER PA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21 1933 JAPANESE DRIVE CHINESE FROM CHINCHOW CITY Evacuated Volunteers Re treat to Mountain Strongholds Tokio Claps Lid on News Emperor Confers With Array Chief PEIPING Feb a swift attack Japanese troops today drove a large force of Chinese volun teers from the strategic city of Chin chow The volunteers which had taken advantage of the absence of Jap anese forces to take the city on Sun day night retreated to their moun tain strongholds The Japanese suf fered slight losses in the fighting which preceded the evacuation Many buildings were set afire dur ing the battle but the important railway line running through Chin show was not menaced The Japanese launched their attack following ar rival of reinforcements Meanwhile telephone messages from Jehol city as well as Japanese military information today confirmed earlier belief that activities of the past 24 hours in Jehol city were mere border skirmishes and not large scale fighting It was learned on highest authority that the Japanese drive will be an nounced beforehand in a manifesto will definitely make its com mencement PEIPING Feb Japanese war machine in Manchuria poised for an onslaught aimed to drive 150000 Chinese troops from Jehol Province was crippled today by Chinese raiders which destroyed a strategic iron railway bridge on the line paralleling the Eastern Jehol frontier Traffic over the line connecting Tahuson and Tungliao was suspended and Japanese troop movements to Tungliao were halted temporarily Continued on Last Page RESCUES LITTLE SISTER FROM LAKE An episode of youthful heroism was enacted Sunday afternoon when Alice Gollis 9 of Third and Olive streets Media pulled her younger sister Mary Jane 6 from the deep waters of Broomalls Dam Media The children went to the dam to see the skaters About 4 oclock in the afternoon when ing near the diving tower the ice gave away and Mary Jane fell into thirty feet of water As Alice started to therescue the ice broke under her too but fortu nately it was within a foot of the tower and she had the presence of mind to cling to one of the supports It was an iron bar and to this she clung with one hand reaching for her little sister with the other She was able to grasp Mary Jane who was going down for the last time and with the help of Richard Oakey 17 323 West State street pulled her out onto solid ice Oakey took the child to his home where she was treated by a nurse and put to bed Some of those who witnessed the neartragedy took Alice to the Gollis Third and Olive streets where she is still suffering from the effects of her cold plunge Mary Jane will be kept at the Oakey house which is a nursing home for con valescents until she has completely recovered WOMAN A SUICIDE YORK Feb Emma Hamberger 60 died a suicide by hanging herself on the third floor of her home here according to police U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON Feb Treasury balance as of February 18 532136497094 expenditures 96314 customs receipts HORSES WITHDRAWN AT AGUA CAUENTE Opie Ridgewood Ur Skirls Motor Park Wooden Soldier Aspador Old Mark Accordance Henry Black Hair Antha S Business Man Tienette Selma Barbee Moon Miss Myrtha Very French Fair Catch Voltear Nlhil Eastko Weather clear track fast AT FAIR GROUNDS Par Station Little Nap Must Hurrv Uforme 5Olive A Green Allegretto Petulant Weather clear track fast AT HIALEAH PARK Pride Don Carlos Aegis Comes June Spanish IsJe PoJyfon Absinthe Weather clear track fast AT HAVANA Flaherty M e n d e I I Chummy Lew Black Flyine Boy Drifter Royal Darkayress Wotta Life Topsie H Regusted Nelson Silver Wave Yumuri Beau Aspin Play Choice T Politen Weather clear track fast SENATOR McCLURE SPONSOR OF BILLS Senator John J McClure was spon sor of a bill in the Assembly at Kar risburg today to appropriate to the Pennsylvania Military College He also proposed an amendment to che administrative code by increasing the membership of the State Military Reservation Commission Senator McClure also introduced a bill to amend the toll bridge acqui sition law by imposing upon the com monwealth the full responsibilityof constructing any roadway and main taining any bridge located partially within the limits of a thirdclass city on a state highway route carrying vehicular traffic over a stream JAPAN REJECTS LEAGUE REPORT ON MANCHURIA Turns Down Recommenda tions From Group of China to Accept It Assembly Adjourns Until Friday Will Be Debated Officially Then GENEVA Feb an officially rejected today the commit tee report to the Assembly of the League of Nations blaming Japan for events in Manchuria The large gathering was disap pointed when the Assembly ad journed until Friday before begin ning discussion of its final report blaming Japan for events iu Man churia Adjournment was on proposal of Paul Hymans of Belgium who ex plained that at this grave juncture we must not give even the appear ance of precipitancy The rejection covered both the re port of the committee of 19 and its recommendations including restora tion of Manchuria to Chinese sov ereignty It cameasthe Assembly opened its final dramatic meeting to adopt the report which will entail Japans withdrawal from the League The Assembly however faced with the most critical action in the Leaguess history refused to be hur ried and adjourned until Friday be fore taking definite action China will accept the report and recommendations at Fridays session it was forecast reliably Todays meeting held in the Dis armament Hall was crowded with representatives of all nations eager for the end of the Leagues efforts to conciliate the ChineseJapanese Paul Hymans of Belgium who presided read a formal statement re Continued onLast Page 5 A M BURGLAR HELD FOR COURT Charged with robbing several homes in the Upper Darby residen tial section Earl Newton 23 of Springfield Mass was held withput bail for action of the grand jury to day at a hearing before an Upper Darby police magistrate Police who arrested Newton desig nated him the 5 a m burglar be cause they said many of his robber ies were committed at that hour and he would disappear immediately re turning by trolley car to his Philadel phia room When arrested February 11 police said Newton told them he had kid naped a policeman at Agawan Massy and at the point of a pistol forced him to drive him in his car to Newton also admitted many rob beries inthis section in the past three months detectives said CERMAK PAST CRISIS OF LUNG INFECTION MIAMI Fla Feb Fighting gamely Mayor Anton J Cermak of Chicago one of five vic tims of bullets aimed at President elect Roosevelt has successfully passed the crisis of possible lung in fection from his wound according to a bulletin issued this morning by Dr E T Nichol The mayor however is still in dan ger of infection from the bullet which remains imbedded in his spine The crisis from this condition was ex pected tonight or tomorrow Cermak passed a restless night Dr Nichol said Mrs Joseph Gill the other seri ously wounded victim to the bulletin stated CAR HITS POLE DRIVER UNINJURED Robert Robinson 16 of 229 Bayard road Bywood narrowly escaped in jury last night when an automobile he was driving crashed into a pole at Ninth and Flower streets causing considerable damage to the car and snapping the pole off at the base The youth told police he was trav eling at a moderate rate of speed go ing west on Ninth street when the automobile skidded on the greasy pavement and before he could stop it the car had mounted the sidewalk The driver who escaped with a few minor bruises was summoned to ap pear for a hearing in police court to morrow morning 18000 EGGS SMASHED SCRANTON Pa Feb William Lundey of Reading Center N Y was injured and a cargo of 18 000 eggs were smashed when his truck struck a concrete bridge abutment and overturned on the Lackawanna Trail at Kingsley today ROB P O FIRE HOUSE HARRISBURG Feb Thieves early today burglarized En plas postoffice and fire house both in the same building Their total loot Including S3 incash from the post office amounted to DEPUTY WARDEN DIES PRICE TWO CENTS HARRISBURG Feb Riley B Shope 53 deputy warden of the Dauphin County Jail since 1917 was found dead in bed at his home near Linglestown today the victim of a heart attack HOOVER MESSAGE URGES PLANS TO SPUR RECOVERY President Backs Bank ruptcy Measure Warns of Dangers Strongly Criticizes Domes tic Allotment Plan for Farm Relief WASHINGTON Feb a sur prise movo President Hoover by spe cial message yesterday urged on Con gress a broad program for economic recovery as possible of enactment within the two remaining weeks of the session The Presidents message strongly criticised the domestic allotment plan of farm relief and urged a temporary leasing of marginal lands instead It lashed out also at the publicity given to Reconstruction loans as de stroying the usefulness of that or ganization Hoover urged enactment by the Senate of the Houseapproved bank ruptcy bill ratification of the St Lawrence seaway treaty enactment by the House of a bill on the gen eral principles of the Glass banking bill the granting of authority to the Reconstruction Corporation to in crease the amount of relief loans to states and municipalities and the en actment of his arms embargo sug gestions While conceding Congress could not enact such a law before March 4 he urged also an inquiry designed to expand the home loan discount bnnks into a general mortgage discount system to be owned cooperatively by banks and mortgage companies Such a systemhe said would parallel in the longtime credit field the serv ice of the Federal Reserve system for Continued on Last Pago PROSPECT PARK SCHOOL GIRL HURT Frances Schmidt 15 of 1212 Folsom avenue Prospect Park sustained severe lacerations of the head and face and a possible fracture of the skull shortly after noon today when she was struck by a motor truck driven by its owner William Brown of this city The girl who was returning to her home from school at the midday recess period is said to have stepped from the curb in front of the truck which was proceeding along Lincoln avenue near Eleventh avenue in Prospect Park Thegirl was struck and the truck driver immediately She was placed in a passing auto mobile anci taken to the Taylor Hos pital in Ridley Park Brown surrendered to the Prospect Park Police and is being held in bond to await the outcome of the girls in juries SEEKS WITNESSES TO FATAL ACCIDENT Witnesses to a railroad tragedy in this city which claimed the lives of three small boys on the afternoon of Sunday November 20 are being sought by relatives of the small vic tims The children whose lives were snuffed out were George and Wesley Davis 11 and 9 years of age respec tively and James Hamilton 11 of the 400 block Rose street The boys were trapped ori a Pennsylvania Rail road trestle bridge spanning Morton avenue The father ofthe Davis chil dren is anxious that anyone who saw the accident get in touch with him as he believes that someone witnessed the children being ground to death but remained in the background dur ing the probe by the coronor and police MRS J N PEWS MIAMI Fla Feb Helen of Troy owned by Mrs Joseph N Pew Jr of Ardmore PaT and ridden by Mrs D V Boice of Prince ton N J had taken a bad fall in an earlier class the horse and rider came back to win the John R Townsend Memorial Cup class for the hunters at the Miami Biltmore Horse Show today Fay Crest owned by Albert J Davis of Brookville N Y was sec ond and Epic owned by Fred Wilms hurst of Eatontown N J was third Crumpet owned by the Trillora farms of Shrewsbury N J was win ner of the threejumpers class Flint Lock owned by the Sixth U S Cav aldy won the individual military jumping blue ribbon DIES A SUICIDE CHARLESTON W Va Feb Atkinson Thayer 55 for mer United State Commissioner and former United States Assistant District Attorney was found shot to death in his home here today Coroner W F Work declared after an investigation that Thayer had died a suicide ADOPTS CONFERENCE REPORT WASHINGTON Feb CUP The House today adopted the con ference report on the treasury post office appropriations bill which in cluded a restoration of the for airmail stricken from the original bill by the Senate REAR ADMIRAL DIES WASHINGTON Feb Rear Admiral Robert S Griffin 76 retired died today in Naval Hospital Admiral Griffin was the Naval Bureau of Engineering during the World War CONFERRING ON BRITISH DEBT an hour after arriving from England Sir Ronald Lindsay Brit ish ambassador to Washington was in conference with Presidentelect Roosevelt at the Koosevelt home in New York The British envoy reported on his conversations with kis government regarding the debt question STIMSON REFERS Copies of Resolution Passed by Congress Pre pared Overnight Mailed to Governors Likely Today Dry Group Ready to Fight WASHINGTON Feb National prohibition awaits the ver dict of the nations voters The machinery of the Federal gov ernment was speeded up to refer to the 48 states the Elaine resolution for outright repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment It was fresh from the House which yesterday adopted the measure by a vote of 289 to 121 Once copies of the resolution have been sent to the Governors of the states by Secretary of State Stim son the burden of offering the voters a chance to make known their will on the long debated question will rest with state legislatures Before the amendment is wiped out threefourths of the states or 36 in all by popularlyelected con act as speedily as possible the State Department worked far into the night preparing the formal notifications which must be sent out telling states of the action of the House and Senate Fortyeight envelopes carrying sealed and beribboned copies of the Btaine amendment were in the mails When they have been delivered to the respective Governors the Federal Government will have done all in its power to afford the nation a chance to act Reports from scattered partsof the country and a survey of the sit uation ahead indicated that despite congressional enthusiasm the fight vention ratify it In an effort to Continued on Last Page Special to the Times YORK persons were in jured yesterday in a collision at Fawn Grove near here of two automobiles operated by Joseph L Grayson 212 Yarnall street Chester and Joseph Hostler The Chester motorist was visiting his brother Mortimer Gayson in front of whose home the accident occurred The injured were oc cupants of Hostlers machine which was bumped by Graysons machine highway patrolmen alleged as it was pulling out of a driveway APPROVES BANK RESOLUTION WASHINGTON Feb CUP A resolution permitting national banks to cooperate with State banks In an emergency was approved today by the Senate Banking and Currency Committee HELP IN SLAYING Benjamin Berliner 23 Philadel phia was held by police today as the self admitted slayer of William Shapiro 24 a small time racketeer JUDGES SALARY BILL HARRISBURG FebT INS Lifting the judicial salary cutter from the postponed calendar where it had lain for two weeks the Senate today passed the bill by a vote of 42 to 6 The measure provides for a flat 15 per cent reduction in all judicial sal aries but would not affect sitting judges during their present terms BOMB WRECKS THEATRE LOS GATOS Cal Feb a detonation that shook the town a bomb exploded today wreck ing a theatre that has been operat ing on a basis of pay what you can for admission TELL OF PARENTS P M C Prep School Head master Addresses Par ents and Teachers Carl A Agan head master of the Pennsylvania Military Preparatory School and Registrar of the Penn sylvania Military College gave an inspirational address on the duties and responsibilities of parents at a meeting of the FranklinPatterson ParentTeachers Association held in thr Franklin School Fourth street and Concord avenue last night Dr Agans speech was of a gen eral nature and proved exception ally timely and interesting to the largest turnout of the P T A mem bers for some months An outstand ing thought presented by the P M C educator concerned the new attitude brought about by the de pression Said he The depression has forced us to give up selfish in dividualism and is teaching us that we must look after the other fellow Previously he said educational aims have been for individual ad vancement the Jaw of getting to the Continued on Last Page ROOSEVELT TALK WITH ENVOY AIMS EVIVE WORLD Broadening of Debt Parley May Mean Program to Aid All Nations Lindsay Gives British View Incoming Secre tary to Carry on Talks NEW YORK Feb world economic conference em bracing vital international problems assembling in Washington or Lon don soon after March loomed as a distinct possibility today follow ing the second meeting between Presidentelect Roosevelt and Sir Ronald Lindsay the British ambas sador Sir Ronald returned to the United States with word that his govern ment could not agree to economic concessions in exchange for revision of Britains debt in ad vance of a general meeting of the world powers The fact that Mr Roosevelt to gether with his yet unannounced sec retary of state will continue conver sations with the ambassador between now and inauguration clearly indi cates an accord on procedure Also although advices from Lon don reported that Premier Ramsay MacDonald was prepared to sail March 1 for debt negotiations if word was favorable from Sir Ronald it was hinted broadly at the Roosevelt home here MacDonald would not be com ing until later Announcement was expected that Senator Cordell will be the Roosevelt secretary of state This formality would permit him to enter into pre ILiinary negotiation with the British embassy at once It was possible also that the new named formally This post reputedly on Last Page NGP HEADQUARTERS GO TO HARRISBURG HARRISBURG Feb Headquarters of the 23th Division will be transferred from Philadelphia to Harrisburg on or about Marcb 13 ac cording to an announcement today from Adjutant General David J Davis i The move is coincident with the expected appointment of Brig Gen E C Shannon to succeed Maj Gen William G Piice Jr Chester divi sion commander McCLURE BILL HARRISBURG Feb The Senate last night passed finally Senator J J McClures bill to em iticai subdivisions of the borrow from the Recon Finance Corporation for the purpose of financing improve ment projects power political subdivisions State to struction MRS duPONT IN RENO RENO Nov Feb C H duPont wife of the socially prominent Lammot duPont of Wil mington Del today was a resident of Reno but she refused to discuss her plans following reported employ ment of an attorney ExHead of NY National City Answers Queries on Merger WASHINGTON Feb With Charier E Mitchell former president of the company and now chairman of its board on the stand the Senate stock market investigat ing committe began its inquiry into the farfiung affairs of the National City Bank of New York today The hearing room was packed with spectators and a battery of flash lights crashed as the witness took his seat For the first time almost every member of the Senate banking committee was present as the hear ing opened Ferdinand Pecora committee coun sel reviewed previous testimony which Mitchell had laid before the committeegiving his connection with both the National City Bank and the National City Company affiliate of the bank He was asked the names of the original trustees of the Na tional City Company back in 1911 and said he could not remember He COUNTY OFFICIAL TAKES EXCEPTION TO STATEMENTS Argument With Taxpay ers Attorney Marks Concordville Meeting Says Equalization of As sessments Is Aim of Tax Revision Board A heated discussion between James J Skelly of Media and James L Rankin attorney of this city on the question of whether or not Delaware countys annual assessment would be increased by the Board for Assess ment and Revision of Taxes of which body Mr Skelly is ft member featured the annual convention of the Super visors and Auditors of Delaware County yesterday The convention held in the Old Mill at the Brinton Lake CJub Con cordville attracted more that 100 members to the allday session which was featured by talks by J Borton Weeks president of the Keystone Automobile Club and Dr Ivor K Griffith of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in addition to those of Mr Skelly and Mr Rankin We are doing all we can to equalize assessments in the county declared Skelly and have not authorized anyone to say that the assessment will be raised We arc doing our work honestly and fairly and J for one refuse to be influenced by any man or group of men re sponsible for spreading around un authorized statements that we arc intending to raise the total assess ment Later Mr Rankin challenged Mr Skellys statement and said Lust December C Edwin Hunter a County Commissioner said that after assess ments were equalized there would be added to the countys assessment SIOO000000 thus increasing the countys borrowing capacity All that wo ask is assurance that the assess ment will not be increased Mr Skclly began his address by saying that when the Board for As sessment and Revision of Taxes began Continued on Lost Page MONOXIDE FUMES CAUSE OF DEATH Unemployed for many weeks Chester Ruth 31 of 7G56 Clover lane Stonehurst was found dead in his garage yesterday afternoon the vic tim of carbon monoxide fumes When hhs wife Mary 28 called him to lunch about two oclockyes terday afternoon Rufch did not spond Going to the garage at the rear of the house Mrs Ruth found her husband unconscious under hlB car Upper Darby police took Ruth to the Delaware County Hospital where physicians pronounced him dead According to Mrs Ruth her hus band had obtained work at his trade of carpenter and was working on his car to have it in readiness to vise in getting to his placo of employ ment this morning ROBINS VISITS HOOVER Colonel Raymond Robins promi nent prohibition advocate who disap peared five months ago on his way to visit President Hoover 5s leaving tho While House after mak inghis belated call Robins who was found living as a mountaineer in Whittier N C following a nation wide search made no comment on the prospect of repeal action except to say I stand where 1 always have stood HARRISBURG Pa Feb present course of theSenate committee named to investigate the Public Service Commission will con cern recommended changes to the State Laws Regulating Public Utili ties The committee of which John J McClurc Delaware is chairman in dicated this policy today as it called Dr Clyde King chairman of the Pub lic Service Commission before it in a public hearing King will be questioned concerning the commissions recommendations for amendments to the Public Service Company law which defines the reg ulatory bodys duties and powers in controlling utilities He also will be nskod to suggest any changes he con siders necessary PAYS CASE IS SETTLED Arrested last Saturday on a war rant charging him with suspicion of being a hit and run driver John H Furlong of West Mowry street was discharged when arraigned for a hearing last night before Magistrate Michael A Honan of the Second Ward Eugene Knoblauch of Swarthmore who obtained the warrant told Magistrate Honan that he learned Furlong stopped after an automobile he was driving struck and damaged the Knoblauch parked car but con tinued on when he could not locate Knoblauch who was attending a dance at P M C Furlong paid for the damage to Knoblauchs automo bile UP DARBY MOTORIST KILLED IN CRASH John J ONeill 28 of 711 Sellers avenue Upper Darby was instantly killed when the automobile in which he was a passenger skidded and over turned on Black Horse Hill on Potts townWcst Chester pike near West Chester He was pronounced dead from a broken neck at the Homeopathic Hos pital here John J Sullivan Upper Darby policeman driver of the car was uninjured Chester County Coroner Herbert C Ford decided no Inquesfc was necessary and Sullivan was not detained TWO TRESPASSERS HAVE FINES IMPOSED Continued on Last Page Charged with trespassing In a vacant house at Front andKerlin streets yesterday Albert Bonham Negro of Kerlin street near Second street was fined and costs or 24 hours In jail when given a hearing in police court this morning Frank Orbon 50 of Front and Engie streets also arrested for tres passing in the Allison plant at Sec ond and Palmer streets was held for examination to determine his sanity Pay Tribute to Memory of Prominent Physician and Aged Many persons are expected to view the tonight of Dr S R Crothcrn widelyknown surgeon and county official who died Sunday night In the Chester Hospital after a com paratively brief illness The viewing will take place between 7 and 9 oclock at his late residence 415 East Ninth street Widespread expressions of regret were voiced by public officials at the courthouse Media when they learned of his death r Judge MacDade in a public tribute said that Dr Crothcrs was always cheery and very sensitive of the feel ings of others He was too tender hearted for the office of Mayor but his last public office fitted him most particularly He was sympathetic of the distress of the poor as well as being very careful to watch closely the proper expenditure of Poor Dis trict funds Crothers was typical of the old family doctor the type that is becoming scarce in Lhcsc days of specialists We pay tribute to him as n physician a public servant and a citizen Harry M Birncy Jr former Com missioner spoke feelingly of his long friendship with Dr Crothers who was his personal physician He was a wonderful doctor always on call no matter wanted him nor what time of day or night His great trouble was in not collecting fees for his services Several prominent residents of the eastern section of the city commented upon the death of Dr Crothers yes terday Dr L P Wyman Dean of the Pennsylvania Military College of which Dr Crothers was the official physician had known Dr Crothers for nearly 30 years My opinion of Dr Crothers is that he was a man always dependable and a physician always much interested in each in dividual patient each patient was of special interest to him and a case was more than a mere examination and dismissal He was a true friend and stood high in the profession The Pennsylvania Military College feels that they lost not only a very valu able medical adviser but also a loyal friend of the college Upon learning of the death of Dr Crothers MLss Mary E Ebright di rectress of nurses of the Crozer Hos pital said Dr Crothers was such a fine man kind and considerate and did a wonderful work in his profes sion Dr David A Ward superintendent of the Chester Schools said While I was not personally acquainted with Dr Crothers I knew much of his tine record and great work in the profes sion and heard praises of him con tinually from all sources Miss Lucy G Hathaway supervis ing head of the Home Service Section of the local chapter American Red ross said I think Dr Crothers was Continued on Page Eight ROBBERY IN WEST END A store operated by Alex and Joseph Gillespie at Ninth street and Highland avenue was entered this morning by vandals who escaped with approximately worth of cigarettes and candy A glass in the door was broken and the inner lock disengaged to effect entrance Police are conducting an investiga tion McCLURE OFFERS PA CONVENTION PLAN ON REPEAL Senator Proposes Body of 67 Delegates to Act on the Amendment Governor Is Empowered to Call an Election to Choose the Group State Passes Dry Repealer HARRISBXJRG Feb ConnerSowers dry repealer triumphed decisively in the House today and Pennsylvania thus moved to rub out state prohibition for the first time since the Sny derArmstrong enforcement act was written into the statute books nearly ten years ago The vote was 136 for passage to 62 against The bill now goes to the Senate where it was expected to be held until liquor control legislation is prepared Although leaders were split over the question of bringing the bill Lo a final vote the wets were able to command mighty strength and poll 31 votes more than the re quired constitutional majority Representative Ellwood Turner Delaware county initiated a move to postpone action on the repealer when that orderwas reached sug gesting that the measure be laid aside for a special order of busi ness at noon next Impatient over repeated delays Representative Patrick Conner Philadelphia cosponsor of the bill vigorously objected and de manded immediate action He was sustained by the House and a de bate lastingbarely a half hour got under immediately The entire Delaware county delegation voted for the Conner Sowers dry repealer HARRISBURGPa Feb separate plans for Pennsyl vanias action on the 21st Amend ment repealing federal prohibition were laid today before the State Legislature Sen John J McClure Delaware county proposed a convention of 67 delegates 33 chosen at large and the remainder from the 34 congressional districts to act on theproposed amendment RepLr Clinton Sowers Philadelphia presented a convention proposal call ing for selection of one delegate from each congressional district He made no provision for delegates at large nor f r decision in case of a tie vote The plans were submitted to re spective law and order committees in the Senate and the House for consideration Meantime other legislators were reported considering presentation of bills setting up conventions based on different methods of representation Under the McClure bill presented by one of the leadeis of the Re publican State organization which dominates the Legislature the Gov ernor would be empowered to call a special election to choose convention delegates or would be permitted to Continued on Last Page CLOUDY COLDER WEATHER PREDICTED Partly cloudy and slightly colder Is the prediction today in Eastern Penn sylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be partly cloudy tomorrow also The highest temperature here yes terday was 52 degrees at 1145 a and the lowest was 40 at 2 a m The average of 46 was thirteen degrees above the average February 20 last year Maximum temperature for the date Is 70 established in 1930 and minimum 9 in 1893 Sunrise today was at 646 am and sunset will be at 544 p m Eastern Standard time tesofTimes The chap who shob at Franklin D Roosevelt was sentenced to 80 years in prison With good time off he should be out by the times he reaches 100 Just about the time we thought conditions were improving the House and Senate vote to repeal the 18th Amendment and will probably throw millions of boocleggers out of employ ment A First ward resident who rammed a reporters car the other night prob ably realizes by this time that itrs hard to deliver the news A burglar who stole church money here if caught should be sentenced to attend one for the rest of his life There may be something in that proposal to m ake motor fuel out of grain It may be better to give com to the motor instead of tha driver Looking over the proposed list of jobs for Democrats ic looks as if the P is just the going out parade Tomorrow is the day to celebrate the Father of Our Country Mothers day is celebrated several months hence WASHINGTON Feb Forecast for tonight and Wednesday Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey partly cloudy and colder tonight Wednesday fair Western Penonsylvaoiia Fair colder tonight Wednesday increasing cloud iness slowly rising temperature In west portion TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m40 11 a m 7 a m 38Noon 8 a m39 i p m 9 a m44 2 p m 10 a m48 46 44 44 50   

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