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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 22, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1O8 57TH 17523 Daily Leased Wire Reports ot United Press UP and International News Service INS 1 FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day CHESTER PA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22 1933 HULL AND WOODIN NAMED TO POSTS IN NEW CABINET First Accepts Secretary of State Portfolio Latter the Treasury Roosevelt Confers With Diplomats on Debts Ap pointees Get Data NEW YORK Feb dentelect Roosevelt moved directly tjday to relieve distress both here and abroad despite the fact inauguration was still eleven days off He announced selection of Senator Cordell Hull D of Tenn as Secre tary of State andWilliam H Woodin of New York as Secretary of the Treasury in the new cabinet Hull will ndertake immediate nego tiations with the major world powers ioking to a softening of intergovern mental debts provideddefinite eco nomic concessions are offered in re turn Woodin will be entrusted with the task of straightening out bankers in such states as Michigan Illinois and Indiana It was understood Mr Roosevelt rs a result of his conferences with the British and French Ambassadors favors assemblage of the world econo mic conference as soon after March 4 as possible Tariff concessions return of Britain to the gold standard and remonetization of silver would be dis cussed Further best information pointed to a revival of the debt provided France makes good her OCOOOO shortage as of December 15 end the other defaulting nations do likewise Roosevelts announcement of the selection of Hull and Woodin made t agh a secretary said Mr Roosevelt announced tonight that he had invited Senator Cordell Hull of Tennessee to become Secre tary of State and William H Woodin of Pennsylvania and New York to become Secretary of the Treasury and that they have both accepted In making the announcement of his first two Cabinet members Mr Rcoscvelt made it plain that both of these men were virtually drafted Senator Hull was reluctant to leave the Senate Mr was loath to relinquish at this time his connec tion with the many industrial enter Continued on Last Page TRIBUTE OF RESPECT TO FORMER MAYOR The members of City Council as sembled yesterday afternoon for but out of respect to the memory of Dr Samuel Ross Crothers former Mayor Councilman and County Director of the Poor im mediately adjourned Mayor William Ward Jr opening the meeting formally announced for the benerlt of several business men and citizens in attendance to pre sent certain matters for consideration that it was not Councils intention to transact any business G J Hunter director of the de partment of streets then offered a motion seconded by W H Craig di rector of publi property that Council adjourn out of respect to Dr Croth ers the motion being adopted by un animous vote Commenting on this action Mayor Ward said It is proper that Coun cil so act showing official respect to the memory of a former Mayor and a member of ths body who as offi cial physician and citizen was held in high regard by every person REPAIRING FOOTWALKS County employes began the repair of the footwalks of the Seventh street bridge over Chester river to day The planking which had rotted in a number of places and become worn is to be removed and replaced during which the sidewalks of the bridge will be roped off to prevent accidents to pedestrians fBy United Press AT AGUA CALIENTE Ancelot Honey Mill Chupita Wichita C i t y Real Crystal Binder Marechal Motor Park Dunes Favorite 2d On Edge Patsie L Genevieve M Dnrb Tiverton My Cross Friend Petite Noyes Face Cream Ultimate Vote Umbrian Princess Scutari Al Voltear The Job Now Mama Penguin Eurkdale Safeway Lyrical Lass Weather clear track fast AT HI ALE AH PARK Grey Sash Taunton Willie Klein Fair Weather clear track fast AT HAVANA Pines Mr Vestris Camp Parole Trappy Nelson Marsala Ayr Kid T Baigrnense Weather clear track fast AT FAIR GROUNDS Lass Snoozy Shaw 2dt Making Bubbles Gettin Even Square Girl Weather clear track fast Get Cabinet Posts SENATOR COKBELL HULL Tennessee Named Secretary of State WILLIAM H WOODIN I New York to be Secretary of Treasury TWO STICKUP SUSPECTS CAUGHT Police Say Two Springfield Men Confess to Robber ies in Delaware Springfield township police co operated with the Delaware police in running down two bandits impli cated in gasoline station robberies at Wilmington last night The men ar rested are Melvin Simpson 22 Saxer street Springfield and Herbert Keipsr 2T Valleyview street Spring field Each was held in bail by Judge John F Linn when arraigned in the Wilmington Municipal Court this morning They were unable to provide bond and were committed for appearance in court Friday morn ing Six robbery charges were placed against the young bandits The two last night were preceded by a rob bery of a gas station at Naamans Del on January 31 two others on the outskirts of Wilmington February 10 and the robbery of the Pep Brothers store on Delaware avenue Wilminp ton the night of February 16 when or more was taken The car used last night was stolen from Mrs Elizabeth Whiler of this city The men who had apparently been working as a team for some time had a definite system with which they committed the jobs They would spot a car for their work while riding around in Keipers car Simp son would steal the spotted car and the two would drive to the scene of a planned robbery inthe stolen ve Continucd on Last Page EDDYSTONE WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY Mrs Elizabeth Copper of 1317 East Eleventh street Eddystone died sud denly this morning shortly after 10 oclock while seated in a rocking chair on the sun porch of the home of Captain Peter S Kochan com mander of Company C lllth infan try Pennsylvania National Guard a neighbor who lives a short distance from her home Mrs Copper who had attended a meeting of the Ladies Aid Society of Eddystone Methodist Episcopal Church where she had been an ac tive member for a number of years was calling at the home of Captain Kochan 1304 East Tenth street and was discussing matters acted upon at the meeting when she was sud denly stricken Dr A D Ferguson a local physi cian was summoned and after an ex amination pronounced Mrs Copper dead She was the widow of Med ford Copper who died about two years ago and had resided in Eddy stone for the past 15 years Her survivors are two sons by a former marriage Leslie and Herbert Bowing both of this city COUNTY GROUP ATTENDS SESSION Members Voice Opposition to Proposed Changes in the School Code Hearing Was Before Sen ate and House Educa tional Committee The proposed new school code now before the Legislature at Harris burg was given a public hearing yesterday before the Senate and House Educational Committee Op position to the new code was both general and intense as speaker after speaker arose to state his views Many persons prominent in school matters in Delaware county were present among them James L Rankin attorney and member of the Chester School Board AH Hink son Mrs Amelia V Oliver members of the Chester School Board and Thomas Keare bookkeeper for the Chester district Carl J Leech County Superintendent of Schools Mrs Warren Marshall secretary of the Springfield Township School Board Dr W H Micheals principal of Media High School Charles R Lewis Nether Providence Frank R Morey and Roland Eaton Swarth more school supervisor and director respectively The hearing was full of surprises for both proponents and opponents of the school code which would re district all fourth class school dis tricts change State appropriations and reduce the number of teachers Continued on Last Page JUDGE MaeDADE SCORES CRITICS Resents Criticism of G of C Report on Transcrib ing Talks to Pupils More criticism of investigating com mittees was voiced yesterday by Judge Albert Dutton MacDade when he addressed a group of GlenNor High School students in his court room The judge referred to a portion of the committee of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce deal ing with the cost of transcribing court proceedings in which it men tioned that one judge had the court reporter take notes of addresses to school children The reporter has not transcribed notes of talks to school children de clared Judge MacDade but even if he did we believe this a part of our position We are aservant of the people and we intend to continue to teach patriotism although some scoff at the idea Later on in the address Judge Mac Dade said We always try to prac tice economy in the courts whether we smelling committees here or not There is nothing wrong here and it would be too bad if your young people received the idea that there was Possibly the white light of pub licity might be turned on some of the investigators How many of them have made proper personal tax re turns Have they all paid proper taxes to the county and State The students were told of the work of the judiciary in a republican form of government and the pro cedure of courts was briefly described There is no problem that patriotic Americans cannot solve even this de pression declared Judge MacDade The Romans were warned to change Continued on Last Page SEAMAN AND SHIPS DOCTOR SUCCUMB When the steamer Scanyork of the MooreMcCormack lines halted at Marcus Hook Quarantine this morn ing en route to Philadelphia it car ried with it the body of James K Hackman 24 a seaman who died on the trip across to Baltic ports He died a victim of scarlet fever and Dr A J Wren ships doctor who at tended Hackman also contracted the disease and died within a few hours of Hackman in Copenhagen The body of the physician who was 32 years old was shipped to his mother in Hamburg Germany Hackmans body will be sent to his home in Al lentown The Scanyork on its eastern cross ing from New halted at St Johns Nova Scotia where it was discovered later there was an epi demic of scarlet fever Hackman it is believed became exposed to the disease when on shore leave and the day after the boat left that port he went on the sick call Dr Wren pro nounced it scarlet fever and in turn became a victim Dr Wren was accompanied by hio bride of a few months the trip being a postponed honeymoon He was a resident of New York City Hack man was signed as a watertender BARN CONTENTS BURN Chemical apparatus and crews of the Felton Fire Company No 3 of the city department were called out on a local alarm at 234 a m today when fire destroyed a frame bam at the foot of Irving street Hay and fodder and an automobile parked be side the structure were destroyed by the flames KING SMASHES WORLD MAI Sir Malcolm Campbell Averages 272 Miles an Hour at Daytona Speeds Through Haze at Speed of Nearly 5 Miles Per Minute DAYTONA BEACH Fla Fob Traveling almost five miles a minute Sir Malcolm Campbell British speed king today shattered his own auto mobile speed record by whipping across the Daytona Beach course at the fastest pace ever achieved by man on land His official speed for two runs over the nine mile course was 272108 miles an hour On his first run southward along the seagirted course Sir Malcolm reached the dizzy speed of 273556 miles an hour almost 20 miles faster than he or any other man had traveled before This run was made against the wind On the northward run with a southeast wind 011 the tail of his 2500 horespower Bluebird the British speedking made slower time COMMISSION URGEDJTOR PA House Group Also Consid ers DelegatingPower to County Judges SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL but lie still managed to pale his former record into insignificance with a pace of 270676 miles an hour Both the north and south marks were far in advance of the former worlds record for speed on land which Sir Malcolm established here on February 24 last yearThis record was 2o3968 miles an hour Risking lus life in order not to disappoint the crowds which took ad vantage of the holiday to run out andsee his giant racing car in action Sir Malcolm ignored the warnings of American Automobile Association of ficials tq make his spectacular run Visibility along the entire nine mile course was poor and officials Talbot Committee Active Many Major Bills Tied in Legislature HARRISBURG Pa Feb entire problem of liquor control in Pennsylvania was under considera tion of a special committee of the House of Representatives today Headed by Rep Clinton Sowers the committee was named by Speaker Grover C Talbot shortly before the ConnerSowers Bill repealing the SnyderArmstrong State Enforcement Act was approved by j the House of Representatives We have discussed a possible state liquor commission Sowers said which would have charge of the issuance of all licenses for sale mid transportation of alcoholic liquors A suggestion that county boards or judges of the various common pleas courts throughout the commonwealth control the licensing of liquor dealers also has been considered Questions of the hours when it would be legal to sell liquor the distance from schools and churches it could be dispensed nnd the best mode of transportation was discussed during the first meeting of the com mittee Sowers who is cosponsor with Patrick Conner Philadelphia of the bill bearing their name promised his committee would have legislation ready for the House within two weeks We hope to present an honest workable plan by which the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania can con trol and direct the snle and trans portation of all liquor Sowers said He added that the committee had Riven innsidcrable thought to a method which would prevent judges from becoming involved in the wet and dry issue if it were finally de cided to have them issue liquor li censes We are most anxious to prevent Continued on Last Page Continued on Last Page Pair weather is predicted today in eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be mostly cloudy tomorrow with rising temperature and probably light rain The highest temperature here yes terday was 50 degrees at 1201 a m and the lowest was 37 at 8 p m The average of 44 was nine degrees above normal for the date and ten degrees above the average February 21 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 72 established in 1930 and minimum 7 in 18B5 Sunrise today was at 644 a m and sunset will be at 545 p m eastern standard time MAKE UP LOST TIME Pupils of the Parkside public school are attending sessions today in order to make up some of the days lost when the school was closed in Sep tember because of the infantile para lysis epidemic ROBBERIES SOLVED SUSPECTS CONFESS Two residents of this city were com mitted to the county jail this morn ing in default of ball each for a further hearingnext Saturday by Magistrate Fred T Cooper of Media on charges of breaking and entering four business houses in Linwood and Bcothwyn on February 3 The mpn Joseph Salack or the 100 block Hayes street and Stanley Marchuda of the 2100 block West Ninth street were arrested by county detectives following an investigation conducted by Rae M Kaplan assist ant county detective Two chain grocery stores one located on the Boothwyn road Lin wood and the other on the Meeting House road Boothwyn a drug store and a tailoring establishment both located on Boothwyn road Limvoqd are the places the men are accused of having entered and robbed CHESTER BRTCGISTS AT CAMDEN MEETING Several members of the Delaware County Druggists Association went to Camderi N J last night where they were the guests of the Camdpn County Druggists Association Sev eral prominent speakers addressed the gathering Entertainment was also furnished for the approval of the visiting druggists Refreshments followed the meeting Those making the trip were Presi dent William H Taylor secretary Abraham Lachman financial secre tary J Harvey Mauger John M Boyd John J Roney Abraham and Roy Smith Annual Chester ASSURED OF WATER SUPPLY Philadelphias jobless and destitute families will not have their water supply cub off in the citys drive to collect in delinquent water rents Frank J Willard assistant re ceiver of taxes assured them today Next Tuesday afternoon among a glittering array of spick and span kitchen equipment mechanical de vices and efficiency furniture Mrs Katherine Delaney of the DeEoth Home Makers Schools Organization will open the first session of the fifth annual Chester Times Cooking and Home Makers school in the Masonic Temple Ninth and Welsh streets J The ki tchen on the stage of the temple will be the cynosure of the eyes of thousands of Chester women who will take advantage of the free lessons in homemaking that has become an an nual presentation of the Times Mrs Delaney whose fame as a lecturer and home economist has won nation wide recognition is mak ing her fifth consecutive appearance for this series of lessons teaching the women of this city the fundamentals of efficient homemaking A great many things that make for the betterment of homes hinge on this yearly program First it offers the housewife who is tired of the old routine an opportunity to learn of newer better more artistic but not the least bit more expensive ways of preparing dishes that will not only bring joy to herself as she prepares them but to the family and guests that are so fortunate as to share them It gives an opportunity to see in practical use the many new devices that will lessen the labors of house hold tasks From the audience the women of Chester look into this cheery kitchen with all of the necessary equipment conveniently arranged and learn how household decoration and economy go hand in hand Nor do the suggestions end there for a well equipped laundry and attractively appointed dining room give promise to a still further household assistance At 145 p m next Tuesday the Ma PRICE TWO CENTS FLOWERS FOR HER GRANDDAD IVIiss Vivian Graham Itfr oi Mayor Anton Cermak of Chi cago Is shownentering lhc hospital at Miami where by bullets intended for Presidentelect beingtreated McCIure Proposes Changes to Save State Schools Million a Year HARRISBURG Pa Feb John J McClurc Delaware countyclaimed savings of more than a year would be effected through a bill he introduced today in the StateSenate amending theState Public School employes retirement act Through its provisions the amount paid by the state and by local school districts into the retirement fund is reduced to 16 per cent of the total salary paid each member employe during the preceding school year McClurcs statement read When the act was originally put into effect In 1017 this rate was 28 per cent It was further reduced in 1925 to 2 per cent The proposed amendment in reducing this expendi ture to 18 per cent decreases state payments by approximately in each biennium and in the same amount for local districts He estimated nn additional saving of each biennium through a provision requiring operating expenses of the fund be taken from fund earnings over 4 per cent Payments to school employes are nob affected by the bill McClurc said CO SESSION At a meeting of the Sinking Fund Commission comprising the county commissioners the county controller and county treasurer yesterday it was voted to transfer to the general fund the sum of which rep resents interests accrued in the Sink ing Fund account The commissioners awarded to the William G Johnston Company of Pittsburgh orders for printing 50000 voters enrollment blanks at their bid of and 200 sets of registry assessors boots 800 fche bid price of The only other bid ders were J A Thomson and Com pany of Harrisburg The commissioners voted a dona tion of to the Delaware County Hospital although the hospital had suggested that it needed 38660 to take care of indigent patients Final settlement was effected in the accounts of James H Sweeney former tax collector of Media bor ough who died in December 1931 5 KILLED 7N BERLIN Continued on Fajje Ten BERLIN Feb more persons were killed in election Clashes in Berlin Hamburg and Han over today bringing the total deaths within the last 24 hours in political rioting to eight Nineteen persons were seriously wounded SETS NEW WORLD RECORD FOR LAND SPEED by far from for automobile WCrc BOMB ADDRESSED TO ROOSEVELT IS FOUND IN MAILS Second Attempt on Life of Presidentelect Frustrated by Inspectors at Death Machine Sent From Watertown Yy Constructed of Shotgun Shells Its Suspicion Directed Toward Package by Loose Wrappings as It Drops From Secret Service Operatives Probing Affair Centers in New York Town WASHINGTON Feb The alertness of Washington postofficc employes lias foiled a second attempt on the life of Presidentelect Roose velt A crudelyfashioned bomb ob viously the work oC an amateur was dug out of a package addressed Franklin D Roosevelt Washington D C On the plain brownpaper wrap ping was the postmark Watertown N Y All the energy of the Federal gov ernments crime fighting forces was massed today in the attempt to run down the person or persons that sent the package Secret service officials and depart ment of justice agents were reluctant to discuss the case today and would not confirm reports that a largo Torce of the governments crack investiga tors were oa the way to Watertown Because of the attempt on Mr Roosevelts life in Miami recently the vigil that secret service men must keep around a President or President elect has been redoubled Every piece of mail coming into Washington ad dressed to Mr Roosevelt is carefully investigated The wrapping on the brown paper parcel aroused suspicion in the post office here because it was loose Postal clerks summoned C E Schooley superintendentof malls and turned the package over to him Without knowing what the contents were Schooley ordered that the pack age should immediately be in water He then summoned experts in explosives nnd gingerly they be gnn the dangerous task of opening the package They found it was one of the most common types of to explode when opened Schooley said he and the experts found a tangled mass of rusty wire tightly wrapped around gun shells through the wires were thrust wadded pieces of brown paper Sb crude the bomb experts said that they doubted whether it would have done any harm even if Mr Roosevelt had received and opened it For that reason they be lieve it was the work of a crank who may have been led to make the attempt by Gulseppe Zangara who fired at the Presidentelect in Miami The package containing the bomb arrived at the post office yesterday morning A wall of secrecy imme diately was reared around the entire affair and the original intention was to keep the news from Mr Roose velt William J Scatterfleld inspector of the Washington post office was placed in chargeof the case It was learned cooperation of the Secret Service and the Department of Jus tice was sought immediately but even today W H Morari chief of the Secret Service insisted he knevr nothing about the case After Zangaras attempt to assas sinate Mr Roosevelt federal agents expressed the fear there would be ah chiefly perpetrated by attempts on the Presi dentelects life WATEREOWN N Y Feb ran high as Secret Service operatives arrived in Wutcrtown today from Washington to start an exhaustive investigation into the identity of the person who mailed the homemade bomb to Presidentelect Roosevelt through the local post office The Secret Service men prepared to question postal clerks and offi cials at length Postmaster General A Hager promised his heartiest co operation The federal authorities willhave my full cooperation he said We will do all within our power to run1 down the person who mailed the infernal package The local postofttce teemed with excitement Employes upon hear ing of the second attempt on the Presidentelects life and the fact the local postofflce was involved the investigation hurriedly compared notes HONOR MEMORY OF WASHINGTON Banks federal and municipal gov ernment buildings schools and local brokerage offices closed today in observance of Washingtons birth day While a greater number of stores in the central business section were open little business was transacted this morn In pf as the streets were almost deserted excepting for those who were enroute to work or their places of business Flags were flown from office buildings stores and homes throughout the city city of many of Washingtons triumphs joined with tho nation today in celebrating the 201st anniversary of his birth Thousands of patriotic citizens made pilgrimages to the historic shrines in which the city and sur rounding district abound Jn accordance with a custom of many years almost 4000 Boy Scouts from Bucks Delaware and Mont gomery counties made their annual pilgrimmagc to Valley Forge and in the shadows of the Washington Chapel gathered for a birthday ceremonial Independence Hall in Philadel phia and the Shrine at Valley Forge were thronged xvith visitors today LMINJE BATTLE AREAS Sharp FightingBetween Japanese and Chinese in Peipiao Region Tokio Reports Its Navy Ready for Instant Action in Pacific PEIPING Feb san guinary battle between Japanese and Chinese troops taking a toll of 600 dead and wounded took place today Jn the Peiptao railway region inside Jehol Province The fighting broke out when Chinese troops attempted to recapture Nanling a strategic town along the railway line which was occupied by the Japanese yesterday In an attempt to drive the Chinese from the entire railway area and clear a path for their onslaught against Jehol city Japanese airplanes heavily bombarded the Chinese forces ad vancing on Nanling The aerial bombardment was fol lowed by a Japanese infantry attack The Japanese forces made eight suc cessive bayonet thrusts against the Chinese lines but were repulsed each time by Chinese machinegun fire The Chinese then openeda counter attack which was followed by a sharp Continued on Last Page SEEKS EQUAL ARMIES GENEVA Feb A reso lution asking for the equalization of European armies was presented to the General Commission of the World Arms Conference today by Rudolph Nadolny of Germany FOOTBALL CAPTAIN GIVEN HONOR PRIZE PRINCETON N JFeb Tremaine Billings Jr of Pittsburgh captain of the varsity football team today was awarded the Pyne honor prize the universitys highest distinction on his 21st birth day Billings recent winner of a Rhodes scholarship is also chairman of tho undergraduate council He received the award at a meeting of the National Alumni Association presided over by Edward M Duffield the president BANK SUSPENSIONS LEGAL JEFFERSON CITY Mo Feb moratoriums became legal in Missouri today Gov Guv B Park signed the McCawley bill allow ing bank officers to suspend payment of deposits when they feel the insti tution is endangered Times Washingtons birthday Bring home a real axe to Junior so your wife will always remember it George became famous because he cut down a cherry tree Someone cut down scores of trees in the Elev enth ward and hasnt even got men doesnt want any Some wives ask for a cottage in summertime We knovr one chap who gave his xvife a shanty in winter time and she didnt even ask for it A man was fined in police court yesterday for entering a vacant house But dont real estate men encouraga persons to occupy them Now that prohibition seems doomed some feel sorry for their bootlegger friends They had their good pints No matter what they say no boot legger is as bad as the stuff he sells for a living Western fight promoters adopted the barter system for ad mission In other words they will trade cauliflowers and lemons Tor whathaveyou Henry Ford says he still believes la high wages So do a number of his workers even more than before they took their cut The Japs intend to change name of Jehol after they take ifc but chances are it wont be any easier for proofreaders The Weather WASHINGTON Feb Forecast for tonight and Thursday Eastern Pennsylvania New Partly cloudy and warmer tonight Thursday clondy possibly occasional rain Western Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight prob ably followed by showers late tonight or Thursday TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m 7 a m 33 Noon 8 a m34 i 1 p m 9 a m36 2 p 10 am 38 4C 42 44 44   

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