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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 18, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1 Q8 FINAt EDITION WitK All Latest anil r Best News of the Day 17544 Dally Leased Rejxjrts of United Press and InternationalNewsService TTF PA SATURDAY MARCH IS 1933 EIGHTEEN PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS RAIL BANK BIfeLS TO BE PUSHED AT PRESENT SESSION Roosevelt Extends Con gress for Program With out Recess Till May Leaders Agree Fis cal Legislation to Be Strengthened WASHINGTON March de cision to push through Congress without a recess a permanent pro gram dealing with railroads banking reforms and other constructive meas ures was reached by President Roose velt after he had conferred with Con gressional leaders The administration today expects to complete this comprehensive job by late April or early May to allow Con gress members to go home No further Cession1 would be contemplated before Che regular meeting in January The administrations original plan when the special session convened was to pass in the early weeks three or four emergency such as those bearing on banking economy CLOUDY COLDER WEATHER PREDICTED Cloudy skies and slightly colder weather are predicted today to be followed by rain tonight and tomor row in eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland The highest temperature here yes terday was 60 degrees at 445 p m and the lowest was 36 at 7 am The average of 43 seven degrees above normal for the dare and ten degrees above the average March 17 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 75 established in 1927 and minimum 10 in 1885 Sunrise today was at 607 a m and sunset will be at 611 p m eastern standard time TRY TdQUASH CONGDON CASE Publisher However Will Be Tried for Conspiracy and Libel An effort to quash charges of con spiracy against Clement H Congdon Philadelphia publisher failed in Court at Media yesterday after V Gilpin Robinson counsel for the beer and farm relief and submit a philadelphian had criticised members mnrp Hpfinifp rrmstriirtiVR nroerflm JT more definite constructive program after a months recess After consulting with leaders the President found they greatly desired to continue without a respite and business men also urged Mr Roose velt to hasten the reform legislation in the belief that prompt action would work toward business recovery The Presidentaccepted these con clusions although it will put uppn him the pressure of presenting at once a constructive legislative pro gram just as he has completed emer gency legislation permanent legislative Pro gram outlined Ppesident in cludes Railroad consolidation and crea tion of a corporation by the car riers to aid weak systems Strengthening of banking laws to of the district attorneys office for lack of courtesy Mr Robinson addressing Judges Fronefield Broomall and MacDade said that the magistrates transcript named only oneoffense namely criminal libel committed on Decem Continued on Page Ten FORMER RESIDENT FOUND STARVING Word was received over police teletype machines this morning that Russell Chamberlaine of this city was admitted to the Bellevue Hos pital New York City suffering from starvation New York police gave the mans address as 343 Taylor terrace but Chamberlaine recently moved from there and investigation here proved that he lived in a rooming house at Broad and Madison streets until when he told the woman who conducts the house that he was going to New York where he had secured a job His father is employed by an insurance company here and doubts the storv FORMER OFFICIAL ASKS FOR PAROLE Neighbors Join in Plea of Eddystone Man Serving Time for Extortion With more than thirty business men and neighbors testifying in his behalf a hearing on the application for parole of Napoleon B Wood for mer Eddystone justice of the peace was held before the Court sitting en bane at Media yesterday Decision reversedby Judge Albert Dutton MacDade who tried the case Wood was convicted on October 20 1932 of extortion and misbehavior charges and was sentenced to serve form two to three years in the county jail and fined and costs The charges were brought by Mrs Mary Surynt of Woodlyn who claimed that Wood received from her Wood claimed this money was expended by him legitimatelyfor counsel fees and other costs arising out of a liquor charge on which Mrs Surynt was convicted Robert W Beatty attorney for Wood presented a certificate from the warden setting forth thatthe de fendant was an exemplary prisoner He also presented a petition signed by several hundred residents Eddy stoneasking that Wood be paroled If released Mr Beatty said his client obtain employment with the ber 29 1932 In answer to question Was granted Mr Robinson answered No but Assistant District Attorney A Bloom interjected Yes by Judge Fronefields any special leave Judge Fronefield That is strange declared Mr Robinson I made a copy of the in dictment and did not see any note of special leave on it This is a matter of great public interest and it would seem that the district attorney should give counsel notice of special leave action Assistant District Attorney Guy G deFuria recalled that Judge Frone BEER BILL IN CONFERENCE ON ALCOHOL LIMIT Controversy Over Kick May Be Settled in Time for Vote Monday Penna Seeks Way to Con trol Beverage by Mer cantile Law Continued on Page Ten SEEK POISONER OF VALUABLE DOGS An intensive hunt is being con ducted today along the Main Line section for a wholesale killer of valu able dogs and a reward of for the killer is offered by the S P C A Eleven blooded dogs prized both for show value and as family pets have been victims of the poisoner during the past two weeks Among them were two pointers valued at each owned by CS Krick of St Davids a vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Traces of poison and ground glass have been found in the dogs bodies PLEADS TO THEFT CHAi Earnest Plea of Mother Wins Leniency Will Be Sent to Vermont A youth who pleaded guilty to stealing 54 from the pocketbook of a Norwood woman was given another chance by Judge WRoger Frone field yesterday when the boys mother pleaded for him and promised to find him a good home with relatives in Vermont WASHINGTON March serious controversy between House and Senate over the kick to be put in legalized beer and wine to day delayed action on President Roosevelts recommendation for modi fication of the Volstead Act The new beer bill was sent to con ference for arbitration of the dis pute over the percentage of alcohol to be legalized The House held out for 32 per cent by weight supported by the United States Brewers Asso ciation The Senate demanded a limit of 305 per cent by weight which was acceptable to such brewers as Jacob Ruppert of NewYork and AnheuserBusch of St Louis There was some House opposition to the Senates action in legalizing wine and fruit juices while prohibit ing sale of the legalized beverages to children under 16 years of age The major controversy however was over the alcoholic limit With both House and Senate in recess until Monday the conferees may meet informally to iron out their differences If they can agree mean while both House and Senate could act finally Monday Prompt approval by the President would result in legal beer and wine by April 4 There were indications the House would have to recede to the Senate limitation of 305 per cent The Sen ate figure was based on an exhaus tive inquiry into the intoxicating ef fects of beer Through use of for mulae laid down and utilized by scientists in Great Britian the Sen ate judiciary committee at the last session of Congress decided that 305 per csnt was nonintoxicating to the average normal adult while some doubt existed over the effects of 32 beer Sponsors of the beer bill must take into consideration the vote of the Senate in passing the measure It Continued on Page Ten CERMAKS ESTATE WORTH CHICAGO March will of the late Mayor Anton Cer mak showing an estate of 5250000 was offered for probate today before Assistant Probate Judge Oscar Cap Ian by Attorney General Otto Kerner The document drawn up in May 1929 showed a vast shrinkage since the will was made at which time Cermak planned each for his three daughters a trust fund for his grandchildren and other bequests aggregating Bohemian Polish German chil drens and old peoples charities are among those to receive about or each after which the resi due is to be divided into equal shares DELAWARE PASSES HORSE RACE BILL DOVER Del March Governor CDouglass Buck had be fore him for signing today a bill passed by the State Legislature to permit horse rrcing in Delaware but i prohibiting betting The defendant Jack Clausen 16 of j The bill petted unanimously by Norwood was sent to jail the House of Representatives yester until his father Samuel Clausen completes arrangements to have him taken to Vermont This Mr Clausen promised to do by next Wednesday The boy was arrested on March 6 by Chief of Police McVeigh when a Mrs Eyanwho lives on Ridgeway avenue Norwood complained that her pocketbook containing had been stolen Clausen admitted steal ing it extracting S4 nnd hiding the purse on the porch of a neighbors house the neighbor finding it and returning it to the owner The boy one of 12 children said that he stole the money to run away nnd said that an older brother 19 continually on He admitted being in several similar scrapes before but asked for an op portunity to go to Vermont and work Eddystone Manufacturing Company on his uncles farm Several clergymen political leaders and business men of Eddystone and many neighbors testified in Woods behalf yesterday Assistant District Attorney Louis A Bloom who prose the case did not oppose the application but lefc the matter in the hands of the Court U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON March CUP Treasury net balance for March 16 was Expenditures that day were Customs receipts for the monththrough March 16 were fBy United Press AT FAIR GROUNDS Lady Trust Tadcaster Adrian None None Hildur Prince Miss Patience None 7 Sister Zoe None Declared off Declared off Weather clear Track fast AT TROPICAL PARK Illegitimate None None 8 One Corbeau Even up Weather clear track fast His mother said that the boy was suffering from a nervous affliction for which he had been treated at sev eral Philadelphia hospitals day provides for a commission of three persons to direct the sport Each would be paid SI a year and would be bonded for The minimum purse for a race would be S700 and the racing season would aggregate 30 days Convictions for betting on the races would re sult in heavy fines according to pro visions of the bill HOPS FOR MANILA MADRID March 18 UP nando Rein Lqring Spanish aviator hopped off from Getafe Airfield at 630 a m today on a solo flight to Manila He planned eleven stops en route VATICAN DELEGATE NAMED VATICAN CITT March Pius XI appointed Amleto Cigognani as apostolic delegateto Washington today and conferred the title ofArchbishop of Laodicea DIPLOMATS GATHER FOR PARLEY The possibility of Chancellor Adolf Hitler of Germany and Premier Edouard Daladicr France attendingthe conference of Primp Minister Ramsa MacDonUd of England and Premier Bcnto Mussolini of Italy in Rome lends Aast importance to the diplomatic on which vcn the future peace of the world way depend It is the first time that Premier Mus solini above has participated in an international conference since the Lo carno pact was negotiated in 1925 Below left to right arc Premier Daladier Prime Minister MacDonald and Chancellor Hitler The British Premier reached Italian soil today MERCHANTS WILL PRESENT Plan to Attend Council Session to Oppose Crea tion of New Office A complete and thorough answer as to why the need of a police superin tendent will be asked of City Council by members of the Chester Mer chants Association when City Coun cil convenes next t Tuesday made plain after a con ference held yesterday when a dele gation of the directorate of the mer chants called at the office of Mayor William Ward Jr in City Hall and demanded to know why their pleas for a better lighting in the central business zone was ignored and the reason given as the lack of funds while a new position at a salary of a year could be created Just transpired at the con ference was not made public but it was announced by the merchants that they will fight to the last ditch against the appointment office as created to by fill an the new ordinance passed on first reading last Tuesday Chester merchants say they have been bombarded with questions since the ordinance was mentioned They see some political move in back of the measure but they arc going to ask those responsible to lay their cards on the table they say The meeting Tuesday promises to beone of special interest as many taxpayers have announced their in tention to be present against the measure and protest OFFICERS ARE CHOSEN Election of officers featured a re cent meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary of the PolishAmerican Citizens CJub at the club headquarters Third and Wilson streets Those elected to servo during the ensuing year arc Mrs A Rcczek president Mrs M Siarnoc Inska vicepresident Mrs W Jasin ski financial secretary Mrs S Zdunn recording secretary Mrs L Darakr treasurer and Mrs S Posi i adlo trustee SHORT OF CASH 1ENCB DEPUTY WOULD PAY US Socialist Party Member in Gesture to Honor His Nation PARIS March Rene Richard today introduced a mo tion in the chamber of deputies de manding that Prance pay the mid December debt installment due the UnitedJ States Richard a member of the Radical Socialist party declared his demand for payment was not on a question of right but a gesture honoring the chamber payment and France would make tional solidarity He declared for internn Observers consider it significant that Ricliards motion coincides with the visit of Finance Minister Georges Bonnet to London where he discussed war debts with Neville Chamberlln British Chancellor of the Exchequer It is tmderstood the question of the attitudes of the two nations toward the June installment were under dis cussion in the London meetings which arenow continuing The French foreign office admits debts were discussed in London and said Bonnet was satisfied with the results The Richard motion invites the French government to place at the disposition of the United States government the adjourned payment in midDecember and declared that a severe crises has struck the money and credit of the United is not on an issue of right that we invite the chamber to the Richards motion an accom plishment and duty of international solidarity between The motion emphasizes the moral benefits to France The motion is believed to be In spired and backed by exPremier Her riot long an advocate meeting the It will be examined promptly by the chambers financial commission which will fix a date for debate which prob ably will begin at the earliest possible moment BRITISH PREMIER REACHES ROME ON PEACEJWISSION Goes to Embassy After Being Welcomed by Pre mier Mussolini France Wants Guarantees Before Talking Dis armament ROME March Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of Great Britain nnd his foreign min ister Sir John Simon arrived In Rome today for n scries of confer ences which may determine the momentous issue of war or peace in Europe Premier Benito Mussolini a domi nant figure in the parleys upon which the fate of Europes disarmament conference now hangs met the British officials at the Ostia Airport and after a brief word of welcome saw them escorted bassy With MacDonald to the British Em also his daughter the attractive ishbcl Mac Donald who has accompanied her father on his diplomatic missions and upon whom he leans as an ever present aide in time of stress The importance of the mission was em phasized by the fact that tho last stage offc the jouvney was made by nir from Genoa In a giant plane piloted by the dashing Ilalo Balbo Mussolinis youthful air minister MacDonalds spectacular clash to Rome following a conference in Geneva with Premier Daladier of France was for the purpose of win ning Italian support for the British loaders dramatic proposals to save the disarmament conference The British prime minister is be lieved to have brought with him cer tain proposals by Daladicr for further in view of French fears of a growing ItalianGerman reap prochmcnt hastened by the rise of Hitlcrism and tho foundation of yhat is practically a Fascist state at Berlin PARIS March must have guaranties of peace before she can consider making disarmament concessions proposed by Premier Ramsay MacDonald of England Pre mier Edouard Dnladicr of France said in an exclusive interview aboard a train en route here from Geneva The French premier expressed sympathy with the viewpoint ad vanced by MacDonald before the League of Nations Disarmament Con ference and was hopeful of the out Continued on Papc Ten JOAN CRAWFORD LEAVES FAIRBANKS FINES IMPOSED ON Fines amounted to and 192 jail sentences were imposed upon liquor law violators in Pennsylvania New Jersey and Delaware by federal during tho month of February it war announced today by John D Ponnington prohibition administrator for the third district He also announced the granting of 224 permanent and 12 temporary in junctions and conviction of476 cases out of 534 violations Seizures in eluded 46 automobiles and trucks 77 stills 13 wildcat breweries 31469 gal lons of beer 24071 gallons of spirits 1936 gallons of wine and gal lons of mash i n CArs s were permitted m the Bureau of Printin GENERAL KING 83 DIES MILWAUKEE March HOLLYWOOD March Crawford film star announced her separation last night from Douglas Fairbanks Jr a day nfter her actor husband was named in a alienation of affections sulfc After conferring with her attor ney Miss CrawfordJ issued a state ment saying the estrangement was decided upon because she and Fair banks could not get along Th actiess insisted the separation has no connection with the suit filed Wednesday against Fairbanks by Jorgcn Dictz chemical engineer who charged him with alienating the af fections of Mrs Solvcig Dictz young scenario writer I do not contemplate any divorce action Miss Crawford said I want it definitely understood that the Dietz suit has nothing to do with our separation I have known of the case all along and I intend to do every thing I can to help Mr Fairbanks if thesuit ever comes to a hearing Mr Fairbanks and I have dis cussed a separation for more than a year PARENT SERIOUSLY ILL Mrs William Ward Jr wife Mayor Ward was called to Baltimore today to the bedside of her agec mother Mrs Hannah Mackinson wno is reported in a critical condition Mrs Mackinson Js In her nlnetythirc year and has been ailing for sevcra weeks t STREET REPAIRS BEGUN State Highway Department repai groups began the task of patching the ruts In Morton avenue and Nintl street yesterday The work began an the city line which Is marked b the Ridley river and will be con tin ued eastward and westward througl the entire length of the city WORKMANS MISHAP Anthony Warnas 114 Penn street received painful burns of the back while working at the assembly plan of the Ford Motor Company yester day He was scalded by an oll and water spray Warnas was removed to the Chester Hospital where he wa admitted for treatment DESPONDENT MAN SLA YS 3 CHILDREN DIES A SUICID Note Found in Parked Automobile Near Gatef of Fernwood Cemetery in Yeadon Tragedy and Leads to Finding of Bodies erf Grave of Wife and Mother Contents of Note Disclose That He Had Detailed Arrangements for Triple Slaying and Selft QfiR dais Are Overcome by Scene Crazed with grief over the death of wife several months ago a dis racted father early today killed his hrce small children over her grave vnd then ended his life in a carefully xecutcd plan of murder and suicide The dead arc Gilbert Friend 28 he father and his children Robert iHelen 6 and Kenneth six months Their bodies were found in a row at he side of their mothers grave in the cemetery In a last pater lal tribute the father had covered hem with a towellike blanket only heir faces showing A bullet had been fired through the tcart of each child The gruesome ask finished the father sent a leaden slug through his own head When police found Friend one of hivs arms VRS flung over his wifes tombstone ipon which he had recently ordered engraved his name and those his hildren Helen apparently had attempted to escape her fathers insane plot From footprints on the ground police said she struggled with her parent When she had been shot Friend carried the childs corpse and laid it by the bodies of his two other childreii Patrolmen Milton Block and Ralph Henderson of the Upper Darby po lice force were passing the cemetery in a bandit chaser at a m to day when they saw a car of the sedan type parked near the lower entrance to the cemetery and they stopped to investigate They found the doors of the ma chine locked but a note was fast ened to the windshield The note read Please notify my father Earle Friend 60 Union avenue Phil adelphia Keys of tho car are in my pante pocket The police went to the home of John C Bowers superintendent of the cemetery who occupies a house on the grounds and from there the three men went to the cemetery lot where they found the bodies of the children lying side by side with bul let holes through their chests anc che father lying a distance of abou three feet away from the childrer Police said from the appearance o the children they had been place on the ground before the shots ha bcen fired into their bodies Robert and Helen the two eldes were by a former marriage H second wife Marianne Magce 24 died on December 17 1932 i Florida She was a former resider of Philadelphia and a graduate West Philadelphia High School clac Of 1926 Friend was a postal clerk workir out of New York City He lived j Caiiton Ohio The car in which th death ride was made to the cemc tcry bore an Ohio license Please notify my brother Ea Continued on Page Tc N Y STOCK MARKET IN STEADY OPENING NEW YORK March The stock market displayed a steadi tone at the opening today after yc terday s weakncss Cotton opened 50 cents a higher Rail stocks tended higher aided action of the administration to p through legislation to aid thecarric during the current session of Co gress Trading was quiet Opening prices were Atchisc 44 Va up International Harvest 23 up H TJ S Steel 31 up Amer can Can up c Union Carbide off Wes ern Union 23 unchanged Balf more and Ohio of Interne bional Nickel off FORMAL APPEAL TO LEGISLATORS Made in Behalf of the Schools by the Directors Association Executives When the executive board of the Pennsylvania State School Directors Association mefc in Harrlsburg early this week they had several con ferences with Governor Pinchot state superintendent of schools rule and legislative leaders At the conclu sion of the twodays meeting the board sent the following letter to the governor the members of the legislature and Dr Rule and asked that It be made public for citizens of the state The letterfollows Appropriation acts now before the General Assembly provide to cover the requirements of the Edmonds Act for teachers salaries The amount appropriated for this current blcnniurn was The amount necessary In order to cover the requirements of the Ed monds Act for teachers salaries for this next bicnnlum would be 200000 This Involves as you will sec a reduction of the amount of state aid appropriated for teachers salaries for the current bien nium and a reduction of in the amount of state aid available Continued on Page Ten DURING EARTHQUAKE Word has been received from Mr and Mrs Robert Boyle son Robert and daughter Lucille of Redondo California that they are safe after their earthquake experience of last week In the town where they live 18 miles from Los Angeles the shock so severe that the houses swayed back and forth like toys Mrs Boyle is a sister of Mrs Wil liam C Phillips of 302 West Twenty fourth street this city Media Dry By Charter Will Go Wet Under Beer Law HARRISBURG March laws which prohibited sale of Intoxi cating liquor in various Pennsylvania towns will not prevent sale of 305 beer under the new act of 1S73 were formed by acfc of the Gen eral Such a restriction was contained in the legislative charter incorporating the borough of Media Congress according to the interpreta The Media borough charter in tiori of John H Fertig director of the eluded in an act signed by Governor dJcrGeneral Charles King 38 vet Legislative Reference Bureau oran of the Civil SpanishAmerican rrn u and World Wars and of a host of In dian campaigns and noted novelist and author of military works was dead today from what physicians said was shock due to an in jury suffered when he stumbled over a rug For almost 70 years General King was an active member of the United States army COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT Republican Housc signmcnts were completed today and A i 1 f rv v v y nutt J v of the printm of the new currency Here is Secretary of the Treasury Woodin among the assignments civcn RepUb mth Asisfant hecretary James H Douglas and Alyin Wr Hall director of the bureau holding I Hcans of the House confirmed by rmiiionsjri the bills A total of two billion dollars in the new Federal Reserve notes is being turned House was that James Wolfenden of i pnt lor distnbution throughout the The Roosevelt beer bill holds 305 per cent beer is not illegal under the Eighteenth Amendment which pro hibits the manufacture and sale of intoxicating beverages Consequently laws on Pennsylvania the new beer because Congress has decreed it is not intoxicating Fertig the present State Constitu tion was adopted in 1873the1 Legisla ture passed many special acts apply ing to only one or two municipalities Some of these included a ban against Intoxicants Some of these provisions were written into charters incorporating William F Johnston March 11 1850 prescribed It shall not be lawful for any per son or persons to vend or sell vinous spirituous or other intoxicating liquors within the limits or said bor ough except for medicinal purposes or for use in the arts and it shall not be lawful for the Court of Quar ter Sessions to grant any license or licenses therefore to any inn or tavern within said borough Sale of beer as authorized by the beer bill will not make persons in Media liable to the fines of to which the 1831 law provided Fcrtig suggested because the beer is not intoxicating and the borough 0 MORE PENNA M BANKSJREOPEft All Restored to Unre stricted Basis Much Gold Flows Back While 10 more federal reserve mem ber banks In Pennsylvania began functioning normally today itwas announced that a total of in gold and gold certificates was da posited in Philadelphia banks yester day Added to the sums returned to banks in Philadelphia by hoarders since March 6 the days receiptsmade a grand total of Of this sum was in gold coin Opening of the 10additional banka brought the number of Pennsylvania banks now operating on an unre stricted basis to 025 Of these1639 0re federal reserve member banks and 286 are statesupervised institutions Prior to the nationwide bank day there were 1147 banks operating Continued onPatceTeti Topics of T5 mes The legalization of beer will not stop raidssays a news item That should be good news to some private detectives A certain cop of Norwoodmay sap hes going away for a while and ba kidding Bub one of these days hiq goingaway is going to be a big news item We saw a picture of Cliff In yesterdays paper where he got a new job But what he really needs ig a recipe to grow hair Most good men will come out orjj top And after looking at Cliffa photo we are convinced of the trutti in the saying It begins to look as though thai beer garden will give the victory dens a race for popularity this mcr The new beer will only be 4 per cent by volume That isnt Greek but to the average beer drinker it is Prohibition is dead remarks Little Dick This is one dead one the av3 erage person is not only willing butf glad to buy flowers for pipes Jeems Kelso the big business man They say a girl is safer on trm stage than she is at home What 7ei would like to know is when is a girl at home Weather WASHINGTON March Weather Pennsyl vania and Sunday Wanner Jn West and north portioni tonight Western Pennsylvania Rain to night and Sunday slowly rising tem perature tonight colder in southwest portion Sunday afternoon colderSun day niffht TODAYS TEMPERATURE R a m4510 a m 7 a m46 11 a m   

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