Chester Times, March 11, 1933

Chester Times

March 11, 1933

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 11, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DALY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 1O8 FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17538 Daily Leased Wire Reports of UnltedPress anci International News Service fINS UP CHESTER PA SATURDAY MARCH 11 1933 EIGHTEEN PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS SCRIP ISSUED iFEDERAL SALARY HERE TODAY FOR CUT BILL PUSHED PAYROLLS ONLY UP IN CONGRESS ClearingHouse Begins Is1 Plan to Jam It Through suance Amount of Limited I House Today Half Bil lion Slash Seen RUINS IN EARTHQUAKE Chester Banks Make For Involves Veterans Benefits mal Application for Re Also Bloc opening D jo er JpanR S Full WASHINGTON March House Tammany delegation caucused today independently of i i x j 7 s other Democrats and agreed to stand 5 1 W Cents OH JJotlar i by President Roosevelts program for g I a 550000000 cut in veterans expendi ft tures and Federal salaries The New York Democrats con trolling a solid bloc of 29 votes then The Chester Clearing House As sociation announces that the issu ance of scrip is expected to be of I temporary duration and warns 5 holders against parting with it for I Ices than one hundred cents on t the dollar as each dollar of scrip j presently issued and outstanding is secured by one dollar of United States money actually deposited with the Delaware County Na tional Bank trustee This warning is issued to pre vent any advantage being taken of scrip holders by money shavers or other designing persons Scrip made its appearance in Ches ter today returned to the regular party caucus to participate in the final vote on binding the entire membership WASHINGTON March leaders working at feverish speed planned to jam through the House today President Roosevelts bill fora 5500000000 slash j in veterans benefits and federal salaries House Democrats were summoned to caucus before the session to bind the huge Democratic majority to support the administration program Leaders planned to put the measure he House for passage later the day under TT in tne day under the most drastic The Chester Clearing Rouse gag ruies they could invoke House ciation yesterday completed arrangej leaders in their effort to rush adop ments for the issuance of a limited tion of this second part of President amount of the negotiable paper and i Roosevelts emergency program were this morning payrolls were made up j working at the same fast pace which m the new form of money The issuj characterized passage of the emer aiice of scrip is being limited to paygency banking act rolls here It is of So 510 520 denominations Tre bill striking deep into the 000000000 B annual exservicemens Worried various conj payments was to be introduced form cerns replaced their frowns with ally today A handpicked commit smiles when they received their tee of party stalwarts was standing weekly stipend and merchants soon i by to give it an immediate favorable began to note a decided increase in report trOSS oefoic the House with the dcnnits threat of loss of patron age and valued committee assign Continued on Last SEN DAVIS OPERATED ON FOR APPENDICITIS business As the scrip issue is completely supported by adequate backing there was no hesitation on the part of all business houses and merchants to ac cspt the new money Announcement was made this morning that all the Chester banks had made formal application to the Secretary of Treasury for reopening to pursue the normal operations of a bank and this means beyond doubt that Chester very soon will witness an end of the banking paralysis A number of county banks also have filed application for reopening A license will be granted to all who secure the opening permission City and county banks are receiving an increased supply of gold each day Emphasis has been placed in govern ment orders upon the penalties for gold hoarding and still further em phasis is being placed on the hoarding of currency which comes under the Presidents act and violation of this also carries with it a penalty with imprisonment as the maximum Strong confidence is being regis tered An Chester and surrounding sec tions in the banking situation The citizens accepted the bank holiday with the same stolid patriotism as this section has always evinced from Colonial times on and the present emergency is regarded as no less than a wartime emergency WithAe forthcoming opening of NEW YORK March the rr Aiks m a short time the situa Charles J Margiotti chief of defense lrt lere will be back to normal and counsel for Senator James J Davis iess and all forms of industry said today the illness of his client will have a decided spurt upwards CAR BADLY DAMAGED An enclosed automobile owned and n iven by Louis Kapelski 101 East Elbon road was badly damaged in collision with a truck driven by Harry C Berry 412 Penn street at Second and Flower streets yesterday after noon Kapelski is official of the Delaware River Ferry Company No arrests were made QUAKES KILL 125 IN SOUTHERN CAL TOWNS MILLIONS IN DAMAGE Nearly 40 Towns Hit byQuake LOS ANGELES March two score towns on the ocean side of Los Angeles and stretching south into Orange county were damaged some only slightly in last nights earthquake While Long Beach appeared In be the epicenter towns wilhiri a radius of twenty miles of the beach city reported heavy damage Along the Pacific coast from Santa Monica south the following cities reported damage of varying degree Santa Monica Ocean Park Ven ice Manhattan Hermossi Redondo San Pedro W i I m 1 n K t o n Long Beach Seal Beach rvncl Hunting ton Beach In the section adjoining the shoestring strip lo Los Angeles Hnrbor were the following Inglcwood Watts Florence Southgate Compton Hawthorne Gardcna Torrance Hyncs Clear water Lynwood Huntinpton Park To the south in Ornngc county the following towns and cities re ported deaths or property damage Santa Ana Garden Grove West minster Los Alamitos Laguna Bench Resort City of Long Beach Is Worst Hit by Temblor That Spreads Terror During the of Automobiles Speeds From the Place Toward Los Nearly All Business Buildings Wrecked First Shock Followed by Others Causes Burst of Fire in Oil of Affected Areas Reinforced by Marines From U 5 There Are 1500 Injured Cross Acts JIMMY DYKES TELLS OF QUAKE THRILLS PITTSBURGH March United States Senator James J Davis was reported resting comfortably in a hospital here today after an emer gency operation for appendicitis Senator Davis suffered an acute ac tack of appendicitis while flying Pittsburgh from Washington last night Arriving in Pittsburgh he imme diately consulted a doctor who ad vised the operation He was taken to South Side Hos pital where the operation per formed at 1 a m His condition was reported as satisfactory later Dr John W Shirer who performed the operation said he could not de termine yet how long the Senator would be confined to the hospital There are other factors Dr Shirer said in addition to the appendicitis which would determine the length of his stay in the hospital He declined to elaborate on that point presently Shattered debris and masonry lies in front of the Security Walnut Park near Los AngrcEes following the devastating scries fornia Telenhoto Picture and Loan Association Builuinjr in of earthquakes which struck Southern Call no NAMED BY COUNCIL Councilman Claude C Smith of Baltimore pike and John E Gen semer of 225 Vassar avenue Swarth rnore have been appointed by council to represent that body on the board of directors of the Library Association Swarthmore HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY fBy DnUed Press would necessitate a further delay in the much postponed lottery trial scheduled to begin here Monday SURETY COMPANY PLANS DEFENSE BANKS 100 PC REOPEN U S SAYS Per Cent Restriction Withdrawal DONT BE ALARMED AT BANKS DELAY ROOSEVELT ADVISES WASHINGTON March your particular bank does not open next Monday or Tuesday President Boose velt says you should not be alarmed He carefully explained this point today to newspapermen urging that people be reassured His plan is that banks shall open gradually In nomcinstances it may cake some time o establish in detail the condition of m 1 j TPX T v 14 i wv i n LHV ILA1 UAkJi 1 Many Expected to DO Nor1 particular bank and if it Ls not i T i i opened early in the week it does not mat Business Monday necessarily mean said the President Reserve Rushing Money WASHINGTON1 The 12 Federal Reserve Banks today House organizations a much quicker check ofthe condition is possible Flood of Applications May Delay Some From Start ing Monday New York Ready for Busi ness Insurance Pay ments Restricted Desiring to resume normal opera Monday more than 300 mem began pouring a stream of new and solvency are definitely established j banks of the Philadelphia Pcd MAECUSHOOfBOY Hearing on Exceptions in Ramsey Bond Case De ferred to April 3 Judges Fronefield and Broomall at Media yesterday continued until April 3 the hearing on exceptions by the American Surety Company to the of AT HIALEAH Rock Point Gros Pass Action Plutarch Sun Tealime Bounding Deep Weather clear track fast AT HAVANA D My Madam Ballot Gold Sky Bee Jay claim of the county on the bond William T Ramsey former tax col lector of Chester The hearing was scheduled for next Wednesday but Attorney E Wallace Chadwick informed the Court that phia was also representing the Phila delphia Clearing House and had been too busy to prepare for the hearing on March 15 Mr Chadwick also reported that the man who audited Mr Ramseys accounts was ill at Lancaster Pa and wouldnot be available next week rency into the nations banks to forwill be permitted to reopen tify them for gradual reopening be i ginning early next week j j Banks in all sections were deluging the treasury with applications for T PD A licenses to resume full normal operaj O 1 I Officials were working at top speed on these applications They indi cated some banks might be permit ted toopen Monday Other author izations will go forward as quickly as authorities can check the condi tion ofthebanks Applications are being considered in their order of receipt Officials Jimmy Dyes of Ofikmont this county former Athletics third base man now traininp with the Chicago White Sox at Pasadena today vividly ncscribod the California cnrthquakc in a telephone cotivcrsation with his wife Our hotel shook like pclalin and I dont think there over has been a time In my life when I was mon scared I tell you never in my life did 1 get into my clothes so fast They call third the hot corner but this was bolter for a while Ive had plenty of thrills but never one that sent the shivers up and down my spine We only felt the first quake in Pasadena Al Simmons and Mule Haas former outfield stars of the Athletics who were traded to Chicapo alonp with Dykes were with him when the quake struck EARTHQUAKE PICTURES ON LAST PAGE LOS ANGELES March Califor nias earthquake death toll mounted today as recurrent tremors shook the affected area At 630 a m the county coroners office reported that approximately 125 persons perished in the series of quakes which started late yesterday and continued through the night and early morning Other estimates indicated the death list might beas high as 250 but an accurate count was impossible at that hour The City of Long Beach with a population of 142VQOO was hardest hit and the death list grew hourly as authori ties dug among the ruins of its buildings Marines Patrol Wrecked Areas Four Companions Escape Like Fate Victim Son of Borough Magistrate Struck by a northbound express emphasized that delay in approving 1 train on the Pennsylvania railroad reopenings should not be construed ear Yatcsavenue Marcus Hook yes as a reflection on a banks soundness terday afternoon when returning A perfectly sound banks reopening I home from the parochial school of may be delayed simply because its kne Church of the Holy Saviour at i applications is farther down on the 1 Linwood John J ODonnell Jr 10 i list i ycaroldson of Magistrate John J i Federal Reserve Member Banks ODonnell of 43 Maple avenue Mar i must satisfy the Treasury that thev j cus was killed instantly The boy with four companions are institutions be ap eral Reserve District which includes Chester requested permission of the Treasury Department it was an1 nounccd today by George W Norrls governor of the Philadelphia District Reserve Bank The flood of applications might de lay normal reopening of banks be yond Monday Governor Morris said in urging depositors of the firt mem ber banks not to be alarmed 1 At the same time it was announced by Joseph Wayne Jr president of the Philadelphia Clear ing House that checks hold up since March 3 would be cleared today Approximately 510000000 changer hands yesterday when Philadelphia banks met their payroll obligations Half of this amount was in currency The other half was In scrip which was accepted willingly by shop keepers transit companies and all other businesses Many of the Philadelphia banks remained open long past the usual STATE TAXES MAY BE PAID IN SCRIP HARRISBURG Pa March taxes may be pnid in scrip Secretary of Revenue Leon D Metager today advised all department representatives throughout Pennsyl vania In the event that scrip isIssued in any Clearing House district you arc advised that such scrip maybo accepted in payment of accounts owing the commonwealth including taxes in the same manner as checks are now accepted Metzgcrs state ment read Checks it was explained arc ac cepted subject to collection with the understanding that any discounts or other charges mustbe born o by the payer and will be charged to him KEYSTONE AUTO CLUB MEETING 27th Annual Session in Philadelphia Convention Hall March 23 Continued on Jack Haley Lawrence Cummings 3 p m closing time in order to Milton Rodgers and another named meet the urgent demands of depcwi torists to rvi i 11 i i C f 1 J I MiL I J JTdJ i J1 C Twentyseven years ago when the total number of automobiles in the United States was 105900 the Key stone Automobile Club was formed by 51 motorist pioneer as the Auto mobile Club of Delaware County To day with a membership nearly one j half of the total motor vehicles In the nation in 1006 it is preparing for its twentyseventh annual which promises to again recordbreaking a Cautious search was necessary since each new tremor sent debris flying frombuildings already twisted by previous shocks Officials reported as many as 00 dead in Long Beach but the moving of bodies from undertaking parlors to a temporary morgue in the armory made accurate checking diiTicult Every city south of the Tchachnpl mountain range felt the shocks Long Beach Compton Los Angeles Garden Grove Buena Park Watts Artesla Costa Mesa Bcllflovycr and Hunting ton Park bore the brunt of the quake New tremors followed in rapid suc GarncRie Institutes Laboratory reported cession The SelsmoloRlcal the number of shocks registered them exceeded 125 Two heavy jolts were fell in Los Angeles between 6 and 7 n m The equivalent of martial law ex isted throughout the stricken section with sailors and marines from the U S battle fleet and soldiers from Fort McArthur supplementing regu lar peace officers special deputies and the National Guard Order prevailed although there were reports of two attempts at loot ing in Watts Property damage was rated In millions Police In Long Beach said busi ness property alone was damaged This did not include damage Lo private dwellings Officers said that U least 50000 homes either were destroyed or Police reported 3t known duul in Long Beach People Spent Night jj In Autos Tents LONG BEACH Calif March of this seaside city ol 142000 population fought their way through debrisfilled streets to day returning to ruined homes anci shops crushed under brick and con crete torn loose by last nights earth quake For the most part they spent last night on lawns on the beach in parks or seated in their automo biles in the surrounding open coun try Camps of tents smoking fires and serried rows of parked cars sprang up away from the menace tf falling walls By thousands automobiles of a fleeing population choked all high ways leading out of the stricken city lastnight They returned today to a city guarded by troops with fixed bayonets courteous guards who saluted and said This block is quarantined sir when a resident sought to enter a danger guards who preserved quiet and order and prevented looting Two hours after the temblor laid waste buildings and the heaving earth brought on terror downtown Long Beach was as deserted as a by mortar and Continued on Last Page FORMER RESIDENT REASSURES KIN We arc O K Earthquake not severe in Los Angeles So read a message received this morning by Mr and Mrs John F McClurs of 1615 Edgmont known dend CmnpLon with 16 Los Angeles with sevnn Santa Ana with Other cities thai were hit hard inj from their son and daughterinlaw eluded Huntingdon Park with eight j Mr and Mrs John P i r r Los Angeles The younger McClurg who Is a former resident of this city has been living in Los Angeles for a number or years Before leaving for the west coast he was employed as a member of the reportorial staff of the Morning Republican He is now connected with the Graybar Electric Company of Los Angeles Continued on Last Page WARMER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND LOCAL PAYROLLS MET Cummings were using the railroad Jtors a short cut home from school pany yesterday paid off 1200 employes Albert JWilliams County Solicij partly in cash and scrip The scrip nass tor told the court he was anxious was obtained through the Philadel to have the matter disposed of as phia Clearing House Some of the larger ones had doors open until 530 Mean One of the group sighted a southj while the clearing house committee bound train approaching all except i of the Philadelphia Clearing House manufacturing oom youngODonnell stepped to the west j remained in session almost continu wiii hr hrM utiu evening of fhr irnrk HeTtcmSd to the northbound owppea M me norm oounq quickly as possible and said he would object to any lengthy post ponement The surety company has made an exhaustive audit of the Ramsey ac counts for the four years ending i with 1931 and it is understood will submit a defense why they should Continued on Page Two TJ S TREASURY BALANCE March 23 The early meetings were held in the Chester Armory In the twentyseven years of its existence the Club has rendered out r standing service to the motoring pub Contimicdon Page Two lie Its good roads policy has been ALLOTS HARBOR CASH Yesterday was pay day at several plants in the ChesterMarcus Hook area The Viscose Company paid off in cash The Congoleum Company j WASHINGTON March and the South Chester Tube Company Treasury net balance paid off in checks For the convenience March 9 was 64 f7 of Congoleum Company workers the i pariditures that day were 5409491099 ments was one of for con pay checks were cashed at a Marcus Customs receipts for the month WASHINGTON March The War Department torlay alJoted 54256300 for improvement of rivers for j and harbors throughout the United Ex States Largest of the appordon Continued on Page Four not pay the full amount of the claim j Hook bank which was open last night through March 9 were Mr Ramseys tax defalcations proximated structing locks and dams on the Ohio river JUDGE MacDABE TO SPEAK Men of the dental profession will hear an address by Judge Albert Dutton MacDadc tonight at the j monthly meeting of the You anc i s of Times Fair with slowly rising temperature is the prediction in Eastern Pennsyl vania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be cloudy and warmer tomorrow probably with rain tomorrow night The highest temperature here yes terday was 42 degrees at a ni and the lowest was 23 at a m Tho average of 32 was seven degrees below normal for the date but seven vTT itno degrees above the averageMarch in s been milked whlie riding in an air last year Maximum temperature for j plane Maybe plane milkshakes will the dale is 71 established in i become the vogue A man named Szcyxompskicz was treated at a local hospital for a frac ture of the jaw Maybe he tried to pronounce his name Dispatches tell us that a cow has and minimum 14 in 1920 Sunrise today was at a and sunset will be at p Eastern Standard Time FIRE AT GALETON m WA county man claims he has worn m i the same pair of shoes for the past I two decades Nothing to brag about Just anothermarried man GALETON Pa March 11 Low temperatures and high winds handicapped firemen of three towns in fighting a fire here which caused an estimated damage of the business district wore Injured Jack Mulhall Ls a captain in the TJ S A Reserve But that isnt what a lot of gatecrashers call him A Chinese was struck by a bus vlOOOOO in at Lansdowne yesterday Per Two firemen bus driver was trying to pet satisfaction for all of us who send shirts there ap REICHSTAG SUMMONED Is Brought to Light Thereis one thing that these new banking restrictions are doing and that is bringing to light old currency in an unusual fashion Yesterday in Media a man walked into a bank with a fivedollar bill that looked as though it had lain in a tin box until it had grown mouldy It was dated thirty years ago and was brought in by a man from the County Poor House at Lima The supposition is that an inmate had kept it and treas ured it until circumstances forced him to turn it in An interesting piece of old money owned by John A Fergus Jr of 307 East State street Media and a stu dent at Dartmouth College is a shil ling note printed March 1776 It has been in possession of the family for a grsat many ynars and i of esoc for printed thereon One Shilling Printed in i the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Third Tis death to counterfeit The note was worth at that time about twentyfive cents and was made in Burlington N J Many instances have come to light wherein bills have been paid with the old large bank notes and even with gold It was reported that a county resident visited Media the other day with a thousanddollar bill to deposit or change but that when he reached town he hesitated about going to the banks for fear he would be fined for hoarding as he said he had two more notes of the same denomination hid den in his house He finally per suaded a friend to do the negotiating with the bank official An automobile thief alarm that Me Dental Club to be held in the Y W C A Building Seventh and i Sproul streets The meeting will be BERLIN March 11 UP j screams and cries has been invented in the form of the regular dinner i Reichstag was summoned today to Sounds like a female something or session convene at Potsdam March 21 other i A complainthas been heard about motorists driving on the sidewalk of Marcus Hook Mostof these Viscose employes are trained to avoid theso drivers The latest thing we can iearh about is flapper Lots of crust we pre sume The Chester Clearing House Association this morningbegran the distribution of a limited and csUn make up payrolls in the Chester area The bills arc in dcnominatfons of 1 S5 STO and Fusible detection and censure J frnc locking piece of work carrying 3 rcprorJofftloni of the City Ksll Tlicv by Janies licarcong of the Chester Clearing Kcuse Association and by C P Vfcbzier viezitLzni amqunt of scrip The scrip is a Baker man An experience which few humans hope to realize Ls the part beincc played today by Delaware countys grand old lady Mrs Lydia Anna Baker She is sitting in her home on Pen nell road Lima looking forward to tomorrow the 103rd anniversary of her birth For Mrs Eaker as Lydla Anna Cunanaings born on March 12 at Ronaldsons Mills this county Although her hearing and vision arc poor she is reported in good health and still maintainyig her in terest in what is going on in the world Her housekeeper and nurse Garrctt is averse to Mrs Baker havinc visitors believing that the excitement might be harm j Just Iwo years ago Mrs Baker ex I pressed decided opinions of topics of i the day She declared against Pro Ihibition short skirts cigarettesmok ing by women and womens clubs i She has been outspoken in her op position to what she terms pamper ing of criminals and has approved j the suggestion thata whippingpost j be revived Her opposition to womens clubs iwas based on thebelief that when a jman returns to his home in the eve i ning his wife should have his meal ready and the children ahouldbe there to welcome him instead of run ning the streets Mrs Baker added Of course I dont mean that a woman should make herself a slave The Weather Continued on Page Four WASmNGTOX March Forecast for tonipht and Sunday New Jersey Cloudy and warmer tonight and Sunday Western Pennsylvania Cloudy anJ uarmer tonight and Sunday i light snow i Eastern Pensylvania Cloudy I warmer tonigrht and Sunday jligrht snow toniffht in west and ncriii j portions j TODAYS TEMPERATURES fi a m 26 10 a mvi 7 a m 26 11 a r 17 Noon v S3 9 a m 23 ;