Chester Times, February 27, 1933

Chester Times

February 27, 1933

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 27, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2G1G8 57TH 17527 Dally Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP end International News Senice INS CHESTER PA MONDAY FEBRUARY 27 1933 TWENTY PAGES FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day PRICE TWO CENTS MITfHFIT OUT A DONTTHINK HIGHLY MllUlEdA VAJ1 A3 OF SHOW BUSINESS THESE DAYS Y BANK CHIEF BAKER JAPANESE PUSH IMAGUffiE GETS Directors of the National City Meeting Early Ac cept Resignation Direct Repercussion of Senate Hearings Per kins Is Successor NEW YORK Feb B Baker president of the National j City Company resigned today Bakers resignation was announced shortly after James H Perkins had been chosen as the successor of Charles E Mitchell who resigned last night as chairman of the National City Bank of New York the second largest bank in the world Bakers resignation was announced at virtually the moment when Baker resumed the witness stand before the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency in Washington today The announcement was made at the weekly meeting of the National City Company The National City Companyis one of the affiliates of the National Citv Bank NEW YORK Feb rectors of the powerful National City Bank meeting hastily early today accepted the resignation of Charles E Mitchell its chairman and direct inggenius who made it the second largest bank in the world By accepting the resignation the directors allowed Mitchell to sever all connections with the National City Bank The resignation was a direct repercussionofthe Senate Banking Committee hearings aT which Mitchell made sensational disclosures Simultaneously James H Perkins president of the City Farmers Trust Company was appointed as the new chairman of the National City re placing Mitchell Perkins had been elected president ana director of Farmers Loan and Trust on June 16 1921 and was made president of the City Bank Farmers Trust and a di rector of the National City Bank on completion of the merger of the two institutions on June 29 1929 Perkins It was announced assumes his new duties immediately Todays session in the great gray granite temple in Wall Street that houses the National City Bank was swift and dramatic With the session scheduled for 9 a m it was less than ten minutes after 9 when the an nouncement came from the board room Brilliant sunshine morning touched the peaks of the skyscraper but had not yet infiltrated the street level of the dark canyon where clerks brokers and bank employes pouring from the subway entrances were still hurrying to work Outwardly there was no sign that behind the grey pillared facade of the National City the greatest banking drama of the decade was being enacted Names of those present at She meeting were not immediately an nounced but directors who had been expected to act on Mitchells letter of resignation included Floyd Carlisle j TOWARD JEHOL TAKE 3 TOWNS Chienfihgf Next Objective Raids on Chinese Lines JAIL TERM IN LOTTERY CASE Moose Lodge Man Sen tenced to Year After Pleading Guilty AS CERMAK KIN AWAITED NEWS HI ay Reach Goal Within Week F o r e i g n e r s Warned to Quit Areas Lois Eckhart New Yorks foremost showgirl NEW YORK Feb show business has learned at last what showgirls think of it There is noth ing flattering about their opinion A national advertising agency gave the chorines their opportunity to voice their thoughts when theysub mitted a questionnaire to 7000 Broad way chorus girls The questionnaires were collected and tabulated a few days ago and now are made public To the query What is your ulti mate ambition 92 per cent of the dancing ladies replied To get out of this bum racket In other words of Americas 7000 foremost showgirls 6640 believethat the show business leaves a great deal to be desired Private inquirj along New Yorks rialto disclosed that the remaining 560 chorines who are satisfied with the theatre are exceedingly difficult to find However a firm and valiant de fender of the profession was discov ered in blond and beautiful Lois Eck hartlast season adjudged New Yorks foremost showgirl I was surprised and considerably angered by the results of that ques tiounnaire the dancer declared It seems to me that showgirls should support their own institution with a little it patriotism If there is anything wrong with the musical the point of view of the ladies who make up the should do something more constructive than complain about it Miss Eckhart believes PEIPING Feb injr up swift damaging air raids along rhe entire Chinese defense line Japanese troops drove toward Chicn pinp today Reports from Chinchow stated Japanese forces commanded by Major General Miyake pushing westward from captured Chaoyang had un furled their banners over three more Chinese strongholds The Japanese have rasy i going however and met determined j Chinese resistance i According to an unconsored mes sage from Manchukuo Chinese vol j unteers destroyed an iron bridge in the vicinity of Kouoangtze wrecking a Japanese infantry train and caus ing considerable casualties The destruction of the bridge tem porarily disrupted the railroad boar ing the brunt of the Japanese traffic to the front This Chinese strategy was coun tered however by heavy Japanese troop movements1 just north of the great wall designed to create panic at the rear of the Chinese lines Governor Tang YuLin reported Japanese planes dropped bombs on Chihpeng Chiemping and Lingyuan signalizing a general Japanese march on those points While the planes dropped their cleaaiy missiles infantrymen fought snow and the bullets of Chinese i snipers occupying Chinese seUlc j ments 40 miles within the Jehol 1 province border This group which originally started from Tungliao mopped up Chinese volunteers as it advanced Marching southward from Kailu another column under General Su I zuki reported they had entered Hsiawa which would bring them half way from the border to the main Chinese defense at Chiehfeng It was believed here the present Senator Davis Trial on Similar Charge Post poned Until March 6 NEW YORK Fob i Bernard C McGuire promoter j pleaded guilty today to charges of vi olatinp the Federallottery laws Jr the j Moose Lodge case He was granted permission how ever to withdraw his guilty plea if the Circuit Court of Appeals reverses his conviction in the Eagles lottery trial The Circuit Court now has the np peal under consideration Judge Alfred C Coxe sentenced McGuire to serve a year and a day in Federal Prison the sentence to run concurrently with the same sentence in the Eagles case McGtiire was to have been retried today with Senator James J Davis of Pennsylvania Raymond C Walsh and Theodore G Miller The lottery case was the first on the calendar called Louis Mead Trcadwcll the prosecu tor then advised the court that Mc j Gviire had indicated his desire to plead 1 guilty with the reservation to with j draw the plea The judge assented j Postponements until March 6 were i granted in the case of the other de fendants Davis Walsh and Miller The delays were granted after Charles H Tuttle of counsel for Davis pleaded he was engaged in a prior trial At the same time it was learned both the government and defense were awaiting decision of the Circuit WUh anxiety wit I en on every faro members of the family of Mayor Anton Ormak of OhirtRo are pictured ns they kept vffrll outside the Jack son Memorial Hospital Miami awaiting hourly bulletins as to the comii VT fight are Mrs KIchey Graham Mrs Frank JirUn xJelen Kcnley daughters and Miss Vivian Graham ffrand Continued on PaRe Eighteen MAYOR CERMAK SEEN SLIPPING SLOWLY COUNTYS ASSETS PA LEGISLATURE ARE RETURNS TONIGHT Timely Information Is Con tained in Annual Report of Controller C Continued on Page Eighteen WILLIAMS SENTENCED Harold E Williams former Bucks county farmer today was sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity with his sister Mrs Clara Grace Prophet of Philadelphia in the slay ing of her husband William Judge Otto R Heiligman pro nounced sentence for the court en bane before whom Williams recently entered a plea of guilty Williams twice sentenced to die in the electric chair was granted a third trial and subsequently entered his plea His sister is serving a life term for her part in the slaying Prophet was shot to death in the bedroom of his home An attempt was made to disguise the slaying so that it would appear Prophet had been shot by a burglar Judge Heiligman specified that the sentence be served in solitary con finement and at hard labor in the Eastern Penitentiary SAYS MAN STABBED HFR Katherine Holmes Negro of 1114 Edwards street was treated at the Chester Hospital Saturday for stab wounds in the left arm and shoulder The woman told police she was at tacked by a Joseph Green Negro of Flower Hill A warrant for the ar rest of Green will be issued In the annual report of James T Stewart County Corircller recently completed total assets of the county are listed in the sum of contrasted with total liabilities of 926716 The report shows that there are bonds outstanding to the amount of against which there is a sinking fund reserve of One of the largest items listed under assets is made up of unpaid taxes on which there is due the county in addition to 648 due in taxes of the poor district Among the an item of S12 500 claimed as due from Haverford township for vvork on Highway Route No 516 Another item claims that is due from the borough of Clifton Heights for work on ap proaches to Bridge No 72 It is the intention of the county it is said to proceed for the collection of both these items in the near future The report shows as it did a year ago that the account of Hugh B Hayes former County Treasurer is Action Demanded Early on McClure Repeal Conven tion Bill Continued on Page BORAH RAPSlTa FOR USURPATION HARRISBURG Feb j Legislators returned to Harrisburg to j day with the problems of Prohibition i repeal and Blue Law modification still reared in the foreground Organization leaders it is under stood plan to clear up these questions as far as possible this week so the j Assembly my give undivided atten tion to unemployment relief economy bills and the Commonwealths bud getgenerally 1 Immediately demanding action is j legislation providing for a Consiitiu j tional Convention to act upon the Congressional Repeal resolution Thus I far Senator John J McClure Dela ware county the only bill making provisions for the conven tion machinery The decision made at Washington to place the fate of Prohibition squarely up to the states has removed the cause for hesitancy in the As sembly and it is expected the McClure bill now will have to vie for survival with other measures calling lor a set up of delegates to the convention While Prohibitionists have not been outspoken and have not submitted Continued on Pagc Eighteen MIAMI Fla Feb UP Anton J Germaks gallant fight to live today by pneu nionia which forced his respiration to the dangerous speed of 40 a min ute The victim of an assassins bullet continued in a critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital where his physicians announced that he had not lost ground in the last 12 hours They refused to abandon hope that j lhe Chicago executive would yet ovcr I come the effects of a bullet which was fired at Presidentelect Roose velt but they admitted his chances were diminished by the complications Dr Karl Meyer emerged from the i sick room and said Yesterday I had all the hope in the world Today of course our hope is lessened Meyer explained that the jump to 40 in respiration was due to the pneu monic area in the right lung near where the bullet penetrated forcing a heavier load on the remainder of the lungs it indicates that more work is be ing thrown on the balance of the lung he said This balances the nonfuncnonary consolidated area of the lung Cermak was given liquid broth to day and physicians indicated that the colitis condition which had previously worn down his strength was checked I J A C K S O N MEMORIAL HOS j PITAL Miami Fla Pcb INS Cermak has been slipping slowly but progressively since Satur day it was said today by Dr Walter Wile Hamburger of Chicago noted heart specialist The physician said the steady climb in the mayors res piration was alarming i The mayor he added is j breathingin gasps and the oxygen i tent is not accomplishing its pur i Imposes Temporary Em bargo After Debate in House of Commons Continued on Tare Eighteen HUSBAND ANlTAVIFE SHOT TO DEATH A husband and wife locked in each others embrace were found shot to death in their room in a small hotel in the downtown section of Philadel phia today They were identified as John E Trecn Jr and his wife Gin civs both 28 One of Treens arms encircled his wifes body In the hand of the other was the gun with which police said he wrote finis to their lives Attaches of the coroners office said the tragedy occurred either late Sat urday night or early Sunday morn Tho bodies were discovered Treens father came to the ho tel to inquire after the couple A maid who went to call them noticed a light burning in the room although it was daylight The elder Trecn helped to batter down the door The bodies lay sprawled on the floor Hotel attaches said the couple had lived there about five weeks Thoy were known to have been happy and untroubled by employes of the hotel DAYS RETURNS HOME Joseph P Delnney 35 of 133 West Plurostead avenue Lansdowne re ported missing Friday returned home last night recovering from an I attack of amnesia Mrs Delaney said today DcJnney said he was unable to re member anything until yesterday when he suddenly found himself in Washington He telephoned his wife Members of his family went to Wash ington and upon returning to the Delaney home placed him under care of a physician Mrs Dclancy said today her hus band apaprcntly had walked lot mnny miles His feet were sore and his shoes scuffed Delaney employed j by n meatpacking concern left his truck Ht Twentieth and Walnut I streets Philadelphia and disappeared LONDON Feb tem porary embargo by Great Britain on the export of arms to the Far East uas announced in the House of Commons today by Sir John Simon foreign secretary Sir John said that pending inter national consultations Britain would not allow further shipments of arms to the Far East Under no circumstances win the government allow Britain to become a partyto the dispute Sir John warned Japon has taken the law Into her own hands has had severe trials to put up with in that she has been dealing with n neighbor with whom it IR extremely difficult to deal he said The British govern ment has said conciliation Is the first task bur if It unnppnUv rails wo must fake the view of the Lyttcm report A spokesman for the Labor pnrty Continued on Page Eiphtccn N AM CO PRISON BOARD fBy United Press AT KIALEAH PARK None Stefan Dean TVe Dun It Choko loskee Lady Marsch Englewood Weather clear track fast WASHINGTON Feb The federal government through the R F C is slowly taking over rail roads insurance companies and banks Senator Borah of Idaho told the Senate today during debate on the HullWalcott bill to set aside 5500000000 for rescuing mortgaged farms and small homes I dont know if under this bill the government will take over the farms said Borah but I do know the government already is taking over railroads and insurance com panies and were on our way to tak ing over the banks If we keep on well make the Soviet government ashamed of itself WHO STOLE A DRESS i The proprietor of a dress shop at 22 North Plum street Media reported S to police of that borough Saturday afternoon that a woman shoplifter 1 had visited the establishment and j had stolen an expensive dress I Miss Elsie Butterworth a sales woman employed in the store told the i police she was in a room in the rear of the store when a shabbily dressed i woman about 35 years old entered the place and began to make an in spection of the merchandise She re mained in the store only a few min utes after Miss Butterworth had re entered the store from a rear room taking the garment with her The po lice began search for the woman but were unable to locate her LEAPS TO HIS DEATH WASHINGTON Feb Treasury balance as of February 24 expenditures fins 22 Customs receipts The Comity Commissioners at a meeting held at Media this morning named Albert R Granger regional vice president of the Philadelphia Electric Company and president of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce as the officials choice for member of the Board of County Prison Direqtors to succeed C Edwin Hunter county commissioner whoso term as prison director expires to morrow The Commissioners also re named Alfred J Crawford of Darby The appointments will bo ered by the court this afternoon and in nil probability the selections will receive oHYciM FOR AREA TODAY Ftur the forecast for today in Eastern Pennsylvania New Jorsoy Delaware and Maryland It will be increasingly cloudy tomorrow with slowly rising temperature followed by rain at night The highesttemperature here yes terday was 40 degrees nt 1230 am anci the lowest war 31 at 730 p m The average of 36 WDT exactly nornvi The highest temperature ever re corded hero on February 26 was in 1890 and the lowest wns 11 in 1928 5unrisc today was at fi38 n rnnnd sunset be at 550 p m Eastern Standard time N Y Company Head Re sumes Testimony in Sen ate Stocks Quiz WASHINGTON Feb Hugh B Baker president of the Nix tional City Company today resumed his testimony before the Senate Stock Market Committee Charles E Mitchell who resigned from the chairmanship of the Na tional City Bank after revelations be fore the committee last work in the front row of witnesses as the hearing was resumed Mitchell who refused to comment on acceptance of his resignation was nskccl if he would explain the refer ence in his letter of resignation to public misunderstanding of testi mony given in the hearing last week No Mitchell replied i dont want to say any thing about that so j Ions fts this hearing ts going on Asked to comment on Mitchells resignation Chairman Nbrbcck said We nrc not out for heads we nrc trying to enforce a better system Ferdinand Pccora committee coun sel bejjin questioning Baker about efforts of the executive officers of the National City Company to determine the value of forrign bond before were Issued to the public His questions were designed to lead up to the appearance of Victor Schocpperlc vicepresident of the Clly Company who wns in charge or operations in South American bonds Baker told Senator Couzens Re publican Michigan that South American bonds Issued by the com pany which now nrc in default were securities of Peru Chile and trn state of Minos Gcracs In Brazil He said certain Lautaro nitrate bonds were In default also That company is located in Chile Baker snld thnt Ronnlcl Byrnes had been associated with Schoepptrlu In the foreign bonds department but had resigned Pccora returned to the issue of March 1927 a total of 000000 of seven per cent Peruvian gold bonds commonly known as a tobncco Baker spid J nnd W Seligmnn At Co were the manngfrs at that Issue We had nn original position of 000000 but we increased that to 000000 Baker said PADfOCK COLLINGDALE MAN IS KILLED BY AUTOMOBH State and County Police Search jCoilnty for Driver of Death Car Chester Man Suspected of Beingr Motorist Whose Car Injured Officer A Collingdale motorist was killed by an alleged hit and run driver and a state highway motor patrol man was seriously injured as the re sult of being struck by a car on Chester pike near High street Sharon Hill by an alleged drunken driver The Collingdale motorist who met instant death was J H Jordan 45 years old of 305 Marshall avenue in that borough Jordan had made purchases in a nearby store and had walked out in Sharon avenue be tween Andrews and Beechwood ave nues to place the groceries in the car on the side opposite the curb when a car proceeding in the same direction m which the car was headed struck the man and killed him in stantly according to police Jordan was taken Co Taylor Hos ptal where physicians pronounced him dead his head having been crushed The body was removed to the morgue of Deputy Coroner Hor ace P Griffith at Norwood The victim who was a nurseryman by occupation is survived by his widow a son and daughter His funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon with services in Trinity Episcopal church Collingdale In terment will be made at Gulph ceme tery Conshohocken Acting on a meager description furnished police of the death car the authorities yesterday scoured the county in an effort to Jocate Ita owner The car was described by police as of the coupe type dark in color with red wheels and a tire cover for the spare tiro painted half white The fonder on the car was broken as was also the front of a cowl light Continued on Last Page HAVERFORD TAX MILLAGE REDUCED Following a lengthy meeting of the Havorford Township Commissioners Saturday a reduction of onequarter mill in the tax rate was voted upon The reduction involving economies in township expenses will result In a savins of bfttweeu and 58008 A report submittedearlier ia ttaa month by Horatio G Lloyd township treasurer urffcd economies of to balance the budget The commissioners adopted a tax rate for 1933 of 11VI mills divided into 6 mills for general purposes and 511 mills for interest and sink ing fund payments This was ef fected by drastically curtailing gen eral expenses The tax rate for general purposes was lowered one mill while that for interest and sinking fund was actually increased threequarters of a mill in order to insure payment of these obligations which had been slighted In recent years in favor of the general expense fund ac cordlnp to Mi Lloyds report pre pared for him by Ford Bacon On vis A budget of was adopted by the commissioners This com pares with a budget of adopted for 1932 The principal savings will bo In the police and highway departments and in a gen eral reduction of salaries Topics of Times Padlock proceedings have been started at Media by District Attorney j William J MucChrfer Jr against Anthony Lichctti and his wife Eliza both of Springfield township The petition avers that liquor was sold at the Ltchntti pi nee onBaltimore pike nt Crum Creek in October 1031 and at other times Wets who arc hoping for early ac tion on the convention bill are hoping that in this case 13 will not be the unlucky number Most income taxpayers are shell ing over without saying a word Its just as well considering what the word would be if they said it Mike Maginnis says the man who the depression hasnt struck is thft fellow who can strike a match on the sole of his shoes without tearing his socks Unsuccessful in his quest for em ployment Charles Crawford 22 of Clifton Heights Delaware county to day leaped from the eleventh floor window of a downtown office building in Philadelphia and met almost in stant death Shortly before Crawford had been refused his old job by officials of a company by which he was employed several months ago Police said he had been an inmate of the Norristown State Hospital at one time THE JEHQL DRIVE IF IT WERE IN U 5 AT HAVANA Dr Melcndez Sinjrleam Fair Brand Gayly Boy Voltcsla Brown Mole Sun Dance Nelson Hard Rock Damocles None Mr Vestris Film Patrick Callahan Gabrielle Southern CJorcd Fair Atina Weather clear track fast IN CALIF FAILS Times Cooking School Sessions Begin Tomorrow FOLSOM PRISON Cal Feb attempted break at Folsom prison was frustrated todayafter one i prisoner died a suicide rather than j submit to capture and another eur i rendered AT FAIR GROUNDS None Bid SunnynkTr Up Si Hasola Lady Mcnifcc JTppLad Weather clear IracK fast Promptly at 145 oclock Tomorrow afternoon the doors of the Masonic Temple at Ninth and Welsh streets will open to the early arrivals at the fifth annual cooking and home makers school to be sponsored by the Chester Times Mrs Katherine Delaney of the DeBoth Home makers Schools nationally known lecturer and economist who will pre side at the sessions has asked that all who are planning to attend will arrive promptly so that no time may be lost from a program lull of in terest for the housewife Those who have attended the school in past years know from experience that much interest awaits them To those who plan to attend for the1first time let it be said that there will be nothing ordinary or tiresome Mrs not nnly demonstrates and cooks she enter tains This is done so delightfully that the afternoons are all too brief for those who watch her deft fingers and hear her helpful comments Every move that Mrs De laney makes is so clearly explained I that any woman who has the same I ingredients can achieve the same re I suits All she needs to do is to watch and listen closely and follow direc tions carefully Through the cooperation of the business men of the city the most modern and efficient appliances for the lightening of routine household tasks will be shown and their work ing demonstrated The freshest arid best eats vegetables and fruits as well sas the ingredients for prepared dishes will be transformed into wellbalanced and nourishing meals in a way that all may imitate Continued On Page Ten Women Canvassers In Research Work For Advertiser Last week there were various re ports made to the Chester Times concerning the visits to homes in this city and vicinity of two women who asked housewives various questions concerning the Chester Times The Times then stated that the women were not asso ciated with thus office It was learned that the two women are engaged in research work for a national advertiser and were merely endeavoring to discover the interest shown by Times readers in the their employer and were not associated in any way with the Chester Times itself SALT A fish caught ofT Vancouver was found to contain railroad silver But just consider the poor suckers who have found whole railroads on their hands Phalling Phil Scott former British heavyweight pug has been named physical Instructor for Egyptian cops He should know a lot about cxcrc5ses from the prone position Scores nowadays dont know their next months rent is coming from And that doesntexclude landlords either We havent heard how Ed Noth bill about magical art fared butwe have a hunch theres a trick connected with it Someone suggests thnt all traffic city should be put in good working order inside of a week i We know it cant be none but paragraph is good tx fill space Last Friday was the clearest and warmest day of the year When we get cither a clear or warm day on Saturday or Sunday it will be news The Weather As triumphant Japanese roops drive swiftly into Jchol province the scope of the military operation is well shown by the above map In which the Japanese Islands in their relation to Jchol and the whole of Manchuria is superimposed on the map of the United States It Js as if U S troops were to start from Jacksonville sail to Houston travel to southeastern New Mexico and fight on a hatUc front that stretches from there north almost to the Colorado border Tsilsibar scene of last years In Manchukuo would he west of Omaha The territory of the new Manchukuan stale plus Jchol 5s nn nrea tnat would include all of South Da i kota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma and substantial parts of North Dakota Wyoming Colorado New Mexico I Texas Missouri and Iowa Pcipinjr capftal of Nationalist China is closc br the Jehol front corresponding rea i tlvMv TTt ttncf TIJC WASHINGTON Feb UP Forecast for tonight and Tuesday Fartern Pennsylvania Fair lonightj Tuesday fair slowly rising tcmpcra lure Western Fair to j night Tuesday partly cloudy sJowly rising temperature i New Jersey Fair tonight and Tucs day not much change in lempera turc i TODAYS TEMPERATURES lively to El Paso Texas 6 a m 7 a m 8 a m 0 s m 10 a m 32 11 a m 42 Noon 36 i p m 2 p m ;