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Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 7, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1 OS FINAL EDITION With All Latest Best News of the Day 57TH 17534 Dally Leased Wire Reports or United Press UP and International News Service iINS CHESTER PA TUESDAY MARCH 7 SENATE PASSES MCLURE REPEAL BILL FINALLY Measure Goes Through Minus Co m m i 11 a 1 Clause Sent to House Emergency Banking Plan Hits Snag in House Back in Committee HARRISBURG March Pennsylvanias Senate today passed finally and sent to the House the McClure bill providing machinery for a constitutional convention to act uponproposed repeal of the Eight eenth Amendment The vote was 34 for passage and 15 against The measure sets up two classes of candidates for the office of delegate one committed to repeal and the other dry in temper Fiftyone delegates would be elected one from the states 34 Congressional districts and 17 atlarge The election would be held in conjunction with the regular November balloting unless the Gov ernor proclaimed a special election earlier The convention then would be held within 28 days Although not strictly an issue be tween the wet and dry elements the McClure bill has the sponsorship of antiprohibitionists HARRISBURG March The Senate individual vote follows For Aron Batchelor Baumer Bell Boyd Brajidt Buckman Clarke Coyne Einstein Fay Frazier Harris Har vey Howell Hunsicker Krause Lanius Mansfield McClure Miller Quigley Reed Rice Pierspn Roberts Shapiro Snyder SordoniStauden meier Trainer Woodward Ziesen heim Chapman Ealy Gelder Graff Homsher Norton Owlett Parkinson Pethick Prince Scott Sones Thompson Williamson The Sordoni emergency banking bill passed by the Senate last night after considerable bickering in cau cus ran into trouble in the House today and was sent to committee Previously the measure had been apparently destined for expeditious passage and signing by the Governor Continued on Page Ten FIRST WARD WOMAN DIES A SUICIDE Official report has been made of the suicide of Mrs Grace Stemple 33 years old who ended her life last Friday at her home 2617 Lindsay street by hanging The woman who was the mother oi a lour months old under treatment fpr a nervous condition and it is believed she became temporarily deranged According to the police she affixed the noose in the cellar of her home while members of the family were absent and was discovered a short time later Thefuneralwas held yesterday at Aurora W Va The interment was made in the Mt Carmel cemetery at that place McCLURE UTILITIES PROBE RESUMED HARRISBURG Pa March McClure committee in vestigating the Public Service Com mission resumes its inquiry today Dr Clyde King chairman of the Commission is expected to be the only witness at the public hearing He will tel1 the committee of the work of the Commission under his jurisdiction since last October 1 The committee visited the Com mission offices on his invitation to see the work being done there and to be shown the need for increased appropriations CHESTER MERCHANTS SUPPORT PRESIDENT At a meeting of the directors of the Chester Merchants Division of the Delaware County of Chamber of Commerce held yesterday at the Chester Club 511 Welsh street the board went on record iri the present emergency as supporting Franklin D Roosevelt President of the United States in expressing full confidence in the banking institutions in this city declaring to do business and extending credit as usual U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON March The Treasury net balance for March 3 was Expenditures that day were Customs receipts for the month through March 3 were BREAKS ARM IN FALL Mrs May Redgraves of Eighth street Upland fell yesterday on the pavement in front of her home and broke her left armx She was taken to the Chester Hospital where the fracture was reduced HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Press AT HIALEAH PARK Bees Starry None Xone Weather clear track fast AT HAVANA Ballot Susan Bobby F Scroll Saucy Maria My Hero Heige Bob B Surely Princess Virginia Corbeau Chummy Wotta Life Joust Buzzy Boo Sir Alwingrton Bess Cloi Mc Tinkle Anncte B Darkayress Topsic H Gold Dick Porter Red Ukker Honest John Weather clear track fast PRICE TWO CENTS MORATORIUM ON BANKS IN PENNA MAY BE EXTENDED Financiers Think Closing Will Be Continued for Week After Friday ClearingHouse Scrip to Issue After Institutions Reopen HARRISBURG March Resumption of normal banking activi ties in Pennsylvania will be consid ered today by leading bankers of the state and high state officials Although some bankers expressed the belief that many of the banking institutions of the state would be on Friday morning after the expiration of the state and national moratoria which expire at midnight Thursday a high official of the State Department of Banking intimated that the state moratorium would con tinue for another week It would be impossible for us to open the banks of the state a high official of the department said be fore the enactment of regulatory fed eral legislation The first state to open its banks before Congress acts might subject them to a flood of withdrawals which would wreck the bank Dr William D Gordon State Sec retary of Banking said that the issu ance of clearing house scrip would not take place until after the banks are permitted to reopen It will be used by them in place of United States currency in payment of deposits in the various banks he said The banking secretary said that the Philadelphia Clearing House scrip would carry a 5 per cent interest fee whichwould aid its early retirement He expressed the opinion that scrip to bf issued by the various Clearing House Associations throughout the nation would be accepted at face value by other localities While Governor Pinchot and Gor don considered the situation leaders of the House of Representatives pre pared to pass the Sordoni banking bill on second reading today The House was held in session until early today to receivethe Senate measure which makes legal the emergency powers given the Secretary of Bank ing Representative Storb Montgomery reported thebill committee early today and the House approved it on first reading and placed it on the calendar for second reading to day An antihoarding bill was intro duced in the House by Representative Emhardt Philadelphia It makes it a crime to hoard gold silver cur rency or other moneys of the United States and lists penalties for those who violate the law Representative Sowers Philadel phia offered a bill which would per mit the City of Philadelphia to issue scrip on 80 per cent of its delinquent taxes While other bills were considered by the House and Senate the bank ing situation was the center of in terest in both Houses ROOSEVELTS FIGHTING FACE Grim determination was written in every line of his face as President Roosevelt turned from inaugural ceremonies to deal boldly with one of the most staggering problems that ever confronted an American countrys financial paralysis In this photo taken as Roosevelt bent to the tasK of setting the nations lifeblood in circulation the resolute set of his jaw matches the boldness of his words and action TWO ARE EXONERATED Coroners Jury Relieves Them of Responsibility for Womans URGES REDUCTION OF BOROUGH TAX E Wallace Chadwick attorney and member of the executive com mittee of the Delaware County Tax payers Association addressed the members of Sharon Hill Borough Council last night He made an ur gent plea that members of the body make a reduction in the tax rate for the year 1933 A petition was also presented signed by more than 200 residents of the borough asking that taxes in the municipality be reduced and it was referred to the finance commit tee It was announced that the mem bers of council would meet with the members of the taxpayers associa tion Thursday evening March 16 at which time the question of tax re duction will be discussed BUMPS AUTO ESCAPES INJURIES Aevela Cornish 6yearold Negro of 1518 Gold street narrowly escaped injury yesterday afternoon when she darted from the sidewalk at Six teenth street and Providence avenue and ran against the side of the au tomobile driven by Ralph Comley 5845 Christian street Philadelphia The motorist took the child to the Chester Hospital where an examina tion failed to reveal any injuries The driver then took the child to her home Comley was not arrested COURT REFUS Sought to Have Husband Jailed for Failure to Sup port Family Although the wife of James Gwynn formerly of Linwood asked Judge W Roger Fronefield yesterdayvto send her husband to jail for failure to sup port her and three small children the Court refused There is no reason why Delaware county should feed this man who was brought back here from Toledo Ohio declared Judge Fronefield As sistant District Attorney Guy G de Furia agreed with the remark I can not consistently ask Your Honor to put this man in jail as that will not force him to support his family Why should the wife and three children do all the suffering as we have for two years and he go free queried Mrs Gwynn Gwynn said he was unemployed and therefore could not support his children His wife claimed that he has worked at times since their sepa ration nearly two years ago and ac cused the husband of Intimacy wiih other A welfare worker testified that Gwynn had lost his job with a local Continued on Pagre Ten The driver of the truck the wheels of which vehicle ran over and crushed the skull ofMrs Anna Marr shall of 6837 Dicks avenuePhlli adelphia causing her death on Ches ter pike near SpringfielC road Darby last Sunday night and the driver of the car in which she was a passen ger which had become stalled causing it to backinto the path of the truck were exonerated ofblame for the ac cident at a coroners inquest held last night at Collingdale At the inquest held inthe office of Magistrate Charles H Jones by Cor oner J EvansScheehle it was testi fied by several witnesses that the death of Mrs Marshall wnich physi cians at the Delaware County Hos pital where the womin was taken following the was in stantaneous was accidental The woman with her husband Jos eph Marshall two daughters Helen G and Dorothy and William J Cox of 9 Myrtle avenue Morton had been visiting at the home of friends on Calcon Hook road Darby township and were returning to the Marshall home when the fatal accident oc curred They had proceededon the Ches ter pike as faras Darby when the motor stalled Cox who was driving got out to crank the engine He had left the gears in reverse and when he turned the motor over the car started backward out onto the pike and in the path of the truck driven by Morris J Parker of 1315 Fayette street Baltimore Md who was un able to halt his vehicle in time to avoid the crash Mrs Marshall was hurled from the car and fell under the wheels of the truck susta ining the head injury which caused her death HOARDERS MAY RETURN THEIR GOLD March INS If I return my gold will they ar rest me This was the fearful query of one repentent hoarded today The answer for him and any othar in terested parties is no Banks are ready to take all youve got SEEKS NEW TRIAL Head of Yeadon Concern Sentenced on Conviction of Conspiracy Charge Harry Averack of 103 West Roose velt boulevard Philadelphia former president of the Hartford Sterling Company of Yeadonf was sentenced to serve from one to two years in the county jail and fined and costs by Judge John M Broomall yesterday on a charge of conspiracy J Borton Weeks attorney for the defendant is appealing the case to the Superior Court and Averack was released under bail pending the outcome of the appeal convicted last March of conspiring to burn the plant of the Hartford Company located in Pernwood in an effort to collect in surance money on the building The plant was destroyed by fire on March 8 1931 after a fire on March 4 of the same ychad been extinguished by firemen A codefendant with Averack James McGrath night watchman at the plant was acquitted of conspir acy with Averack Since the lat ters conviction defense attorneys Continued on Pagrc Ten 6 PER EN CA Failure of Motorist to Heed Stop Sign Given as Rea son for Collision Six persons two men three women and a child were injured in an au tomobile accident on the Baltimore pike at Saxer avenue Springfield early last evening occurred when anau tomobile driven by Sergeant Lewis Coleman of the Division Headquar ters United States barracks In Hono lulu who is in this country on a visit and who was accompanied by his wife Elizabeth 22 and their two daughters Elizabeth two and a half years old and Anna Lou ten months old on their way from Philadelphia to Georgia collided with another car occupied by John De Nernormo a business man of Glen Mills and his two sisters Jennie 21 and Mary 19 who were returning home from Clif ton Heights where the young women are employed According to Springfield police who arrested both drivers following the crash De Nemonno was driving cast on Saxer avenue and disregarded a stop sign driving out onto the main highway and was struck by the car driven by Sergeant Coleman De Nemonno suffered a fractured right wrist and also a fractured nose His sister Jennie sustained three fractured ribs and Mary suffered a laceration of the scalp and an abra sion of the right knee Sergeant Cole man suffered a contusion of the nose and his wife a contusion of the jaw The eldest child Eliza beth suffered abrasions of the face and head The baby escaped injuries All were taken to the Taylor Hospital Ridley Park where they were given treatment for their Injuries Jennie De Nemonno and Mrs Cole man were admitted The others were discharged after receiving treat ment CASH NECESSARY AT SHERIFFS SALE Sheriff John J Cain announced this morning that checks willnot be accepted in his office in payment of costs of sheriffs sales In Philadel phia the sheriffs office is also de manding cash Sheriff Cain said In that city a sale scheduled for yes terday was postponed to Friday The next sale of properties by the sheriff at Media is listed for this coming Saturday March 11 and to day Sheriff Cain is notifying lawyers that it is expected they will settle in cash for costs of the sale The cash basis is also being con tined in the other offices of the courthouse including the Recorder of Deeds Register of Wills Prpthono tary Clerk of Courts Probation Of fice and County Treasurer RAIN PREDICTED FOR AREA TODAY Rain and slowly rising temperature arc predicted today and probably to morrow in Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland The highest temperature here yes terday was 46 degrees at 345 p m and the lowest was 28 at 302 a m The average of 37 was one degree be low normal for the date but the same as the average March 6 last years Maximum temperature for the date is 70 established in 1394 and minimum 11 in 1883 Sunrise today was at 625 a m and sunset will be at 559 p m East ern standard time McCLURE BILL CONSIDERED HARRISBURG March INS The Senate today considered a bill introduced by Senator John J Mc Clure Delaware county for a appropriation to the Department of Health to continue investigating and studying theeffect the diversion of water from the lower Delaware river would have on the supply and nearby industries CHESTER BANKS ADMITTING THOSE SEEKING CHANGE Scarcity of Small Coins and Bills Now Relieved in City Entry to Safety Deposit Boxes Permitted Other Rules Chester banks remained closed to day under the Federal proclamation were open to certain patrons Acting under instructions from George W Norris Governor of the Third Federal Reserve District the local banks kept their doors closed but an attendant was posted to per mit entrance to customers who de sired to secure change or who wished to visit their safety deposit boxes The banks were permitted to func tion in the manner described ns fol lows in six regulations received this morning from the Federal Reserve All Federal Reserve banks and all other banking institutions are au thorized to make change by the ex change of currency coin of various denominations for an ex actly equal amount of currency coin of other denominations but no gold or gold certificates shall be paid out in making change All banking institutions may allow their customers free access to the safety deposit boxes and safes rented to such customers All banking institutions may upon request return intact and without re striction all cash checks and other items delivered for deposit or collec tion which were received after the last closing of business hours and have not been entered on the books banking Institution All banking institutions may con tinue in accordance with usual prac Conlinucd on Page Ten BANKS GET ORDER TO MEET ALL PAYROLLS SCRIP R ULES ISSUED NEW YORK BANKS OPENING UNDER NEWREGULATION Liberalized Restrictions Spur Leading Bankers Into Action Currency Being Used Gold BeingReturned on Deposit NEW YORK March 7 Banks in New York City Americas financial nerve center beganreopen ing under dramatic circumstances to day shortly after telegraph word came here from Washington that Secretary Woodin has issued new regulations further liberalizing bank ing restrictions to meet payrolls and the necessary needs of the average citizen Emergency meetings were Imme diately called by the leading banking institutions of the city Ac 1030 am the Central Hanover Bank and Trust Company announced that iUs bank is open and operating under Woodin new regulations The Corn Exchange Bank and Trust Company one of the citys greatest financial institutions was Continued on Pago Ten MINUTE NEW PREDICT U S GUARANTEE OF DEPOSITS WASHINGTON March Rainey and Chairman Steagall of the House Banking and Currency Committee joined today in predicting that the special session of Congress would pass some type of bill to guarantee bank deposits Both Democratic leaders said they were not speaking for President Roosevelt and did not know his views on guarantee legislation BOETTICHER KIDNAP SUSPECTS ARRESTED DENVER Col March of the alleged kidnapers of Charles Boettcher II millionaire held for ran som for 17 days was arrested today near Mitchell jS D and another was arrested in Denver police announced TO INVOKE GAG RULE WHEN NEW CONGRESS MEETS Major Powers to Be In vested in a Few Men to Meet Emergency Only Three Senators Dis sent From Caucus Reg ulation WASHINGTON March The major powers of the Legislative arm of the Government were being concentrated today in the control of a few men to help President Roose velt meet the financial emergency Caucus rules will gag possible op position within the Democratic ma jorities in Senate and House during the extraordinary session of Congress which convenes Thursday Senate Democrats authorized the caucus gag yesterday by a vote 50 to 3 House Democrats act tomorrow What President Roosevelt wants will be enacted promised Rep Rainey Dem 111 who will be speaker of the House Congress convenes at noon Thurs day 12 hours before the modified fi nancial holiday is scheduled to end If banking1 measures are not ready for passage by then Congress may provide for extension of the holiday complete its organization and ad Continucd on Page Ten WEAPONS STOLEN FROM CENTRAL STORE A small arsenal was stolen by a burglar who gained entrance to the Briggs sportinggoods store 627 Welsh street early yesterday morning po lice revealed today A checkup disclosed that the in truder carted away 25 revolvers two rifles and five shotguns most of these weapons having been left at the store for repairs Entrance to the store was gained by prying open a side window near the rear of the store where the re pair shop is located No attempt was made to steal any new goods here being thousands of dollars worth on shelves in the front part of the store Another robbery was reported by a centrally located business place 16 pairs of slippers being stolen from the store of Montgomery Ward 313 Edgmont avenue by a thief who forced entrance through a rear door Police assigned to the cases thing the latter robbery was the work of boys but are at a loss to account for such a haul of firearms from the Brlggs store STATE BANKERS STUDY PROBLEM OF SCRIP ISSUE Some Delay Plans Until Pending Outline From Woodin Ordinary Business Car ries On With Checks Being Accepted With a cheerful confidence that the procedure is sound In evidence throughout the commonwealth Penn sylvania today moved a step nearer une general use of scrip as a medium of exchange Simultaneous meeting of bank offi cials in widely separated sections of the state were under way during the day and other meetings were sched uled for this afternoon In some instances definite plans for the issuance of scrip already were completed while other communities including Chester delayed action pending an expected outline of the proper issuance and distribution of Secretary of the Treasury Woodin While financiers and industrialists cooperated in conference designed to ease the situation on a broad scale Continued on Page Ten MARCUS HOOK TAX RATE FIXED Council Decides on Same Rate II Mills as Pre vailed Past Fiscal Year The tax rate for the Borough of Marcus Hook for the year 1933 was fixed at 11 mills the same rate as last year at a meeting of the mem bers of council held last night A resolution authorizing the rate cal culated to obtain sufficient revenue to defray expenses for all purposes Including the sinking fund was adopted A resolution fixing the tax collec tors bond at was also ap proved Prior to the passage of the resolutions flxing the tax rate and amount of the collectors bond the officials discussed the question of cut ting down appropriations on certain Items in order that a shortage In Continued on Pagc Ten Secretary Woodin Acting Under Presidential Proclamation Relaxes Previous Declara tions and Permits Institutions to Release Cash for Food Medicine and Expenses for Maintaining Employment ProRata Basis Established for Issuance of Soundly secured Mediums of Exchange Effective on Regulations for Scrip Telegraphed to Federal Reserve Banks May Sanction Earlier Use o be used nationally although it is not gold or oid noteB P currency so as March nnnouncod no Scr5p certificates would be issued before Friday Some r the Tho post bnvinRs certificates motho accepting new deposits under trust Relax Rules on Bank Restrictions WASHINGTON D C March i Bank holiday restrictions were further relaxed today to permit lim ited action Lo mccf payrolls This step vital to millions of em ployes throughout the country fol lowed similar exceptions to insure that food medicine and other neces sities would be available during the emergency Acting under authority granted in the Presidential proclamation Secre tary Treasury Woodin issued orders today that subject to certain restrictions any bank could resume usual functioning to meet the abso lute needs of its community with re spect to 1 Food 2 Medicine 3 Payment of wages and salaries 4 Relief of distress 5 Current necessary expenditures 6 For maintaining employment 7 For other necessaries of life and similar essentials But in no case may gold or gold certificates be paid out The exceptions were made in line with the administrations policy of shaping its banking holiday to fit the needs of the public in all respects consistent with the Imperative neccs Contlnucd on Page Ten SCRIP BEING USED IN UPPER DARBY The payroll of Upper Darby town ship employes win be met by scrip this action being voted at a special session of the Commissioners last night to have worth printed to meet the current payroll At a previous conference with mer chants in the district the township ouicials were assured that the scrip would be accepted as money Stores and business houses have agreed to accept the scrip at par according to Township Commissioner Samuel H Walker As far as could bo ascertained to day Up ncr Darby is the only com munity in the county resorting to scrip Officials of this city stated yesterday that they had ample funds on deposit to meet the payrolls of city employes for the remainder or the month and can see no necessity for having scrip printed when checks arc equally as good Councilman John J Luttrell pointed out that the issuance of scrip would only entail extra work INJURIES FATAL TO ACCIDENT VICTIM Joseph Maddox of 316 Ulrich street died iri the Chester Hospital JastnJRht of Injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile on February 10 at Ninth and Tilghman streets The car was driven by William WilJis 18 of Lawndale Pa The driver was arrested and held under bail for appearance here on Saturday March 11 v BANKERS STUDY CANADA SYSTEM May Incorporate Principles in Closelyknit Ameri can Plan NEW YORK March American bankers today studied tha Canadian banking system under which only one failure has been re corded in the past 10 years for pos sible principles to be incorporated m a more closely knit fe4eral system lor the United States The chief difference between the two presentday systems liesin the greater dominion control exercised over all banking practices the dom inating influence of the Canadian Bankers Association and the strict requirements of the government over the issuanceof bank notes Only ten banks are in existencein the whole dominion but these ten operate some 4000 branches A Continued on Page Ten Woodin Approves Issue of Scrip WASHINGTON March Banking Clearing House Associations may issue soundly secured mediums of exchange on and after March lo Secretary of the Treasury Woedin announced today These certificates may be Issued against the sound assets of banks Lo creditors and depositors on a pro late basis The regulations for scrip whlci werctelegraphed to the Federal Re serve Banks provided that the Clear1 ing House Associations will not te permitted to issue the certificates if Ll Secretary of the Treasury de 7iat Sllch Bailee is inconsis tent with a possible broader plan thai may be evolved later Officials said thafc scrip of this character should be acceptable in interstate trade since t is backed by the liquid assets of banks and under written by the Clearing HouseAsso ciations Creditors and depositors in the va rious banks will receive a certain percentage of amounts due in the new medium of exchange It is believed that bank creditors win receive a percentage of their deposits ejual to the liquid assets backing of their deposits The text of the regulation follows House associations and other associations organized to pro vide an adequately secured medium Continued on Page Ten BOYS HAND INJURED Sixyearold Henry Parr of 1129 West Eighth street win have an aversion for Mondays In the future Yesterday he had the misfortune to have his left hand caught in the wringer of his mothers washer while trying to aid her with the Monday laundry work Henry was taken to the Chester Hospital where he re ceived treatment for his injured hand IMPORTANT SESSION A monthly meeting of the West End Business Mens Association will be held this evening in the head quarters of the Felton Fire Company No 3 at Third and Yarnall streets with Charles J Ward presiding Busi ness of special importance will be given consideration PETITION IN BANKRUPTCY Arthur and Frank Myers trading as Myers Brothers Oakmont filed a schedule in voluntary bankruptcy proceedings in theUnited States Dis trict Court Philadelphia yesterday listing liabilities as and as sets of of Times Some persons are growling be cause they are only working five days a week Think of the poor bank em ployes Bill Galey tells us that a shockless club has been invented for golfers But most golfers can still shock a club or anything else when he misses on the green From the pictures we have seen of the new rubber bathing suits it is going to take a lot of strain from preventing a lot of rubber necks Believe it or not but the collector of rare coins finds a wide fieldfor his endeavors these days One thing can be said of jigsaw have tohave a sense of fitness of things The Weather WASHIN GTON March tonight and probably Wednesday morning warmer tonight Western Pennsylvania Bain to night and Wednesday slightly warmer in extreme north and slightly colder in southwest portion tonight colder in south portion Wednesday1 TODAYS TEMFEJRATURES 6 a m40 11 a m44 7 a m42 Noon 45 8 a m44 1 p m 46 9 a m44 2 pm 48 10 a m42
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