Chester Times, March 21, 1933

Chester Times

March 21, 1933

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 21, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1 OS 57TH 17546 FDRPLANSWORK FOR250OOOSOON MESSAGE SHOWS Reforestation and Flood Control Stressed as Out let for Jobless Dally Leased Wue Reports or Onited Press UP and International News Service IKS CHESTER PA TUESDAY MARCH 21 1933 Proposes Relief Adminis trator in Broad Public Works Program Highlights in Relief Message WASHINGTON March of President Roose velts unemployment relief mes sage to Congress It is essential to our recovery program that measures immedi atelybe enacted aimed at unem ployment relief I propose to create a civilian conservation corps to be used in simple work not interfering with normal employment and confining itself to forestry the prevention of soil erosion flood control and similar projects I estimate that 250000 men can be given temporary employment by early summer if you give me au thority to proceed within the next two weeks More important however than the material gains will be the moral and spiritual value of such work WASHINGTON March A direct attack on the unemploy ment problem was proposed by Presi dent Roosevelt in a special message to Congress today It was estimated that 250000 men would be put to work by early sum mer if his program for reforestation and flood control is accepted Speaker Rainey referred the Presi dents unemployment program to the labor it will be given speedy consideration Mr Roosevelt proposed establish ment of the office federal relief administrator and procedure along three types of legislation 1 Enrollment of workers for quick public employment 2 Grants to states for relief work 3 Creation of a broad public works labor program The President asked further appro priations to cover the stats grants Continued on Eleven McCLURE BILL BACKS STAMP SCRIP ISSUE HARRISBTJRG March Stamp issues to relieve unem ployment would be legalized in Penn sylvania under the terms of a bill the State Legislature today John J McClure Delaware county introduced the bill which provided that the State Unemploy ment Relief Board authorize scrip issues by municipalities The state treasury would issue the stamps fiftytwo of which eachval uedat two cents would be affixedto scrip certificates before tion Penalties were provided for counterfeiting the scrip or the stamps The state treasury would sell the stamps and redeem the certifi cates Johnstown and other communities of the state are said to be considering adopting the plan if it is legalized FINED FORTRESPASSING James Copple Negro of Edwards street was arrested last evening by Lieutenant Biggens of the Pennsyl vania Railroad police when he found him trespassing on railroad property Copple was fined and costs by Alderman William Carter of the Elev enth ward tJ S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON March The treasury net balance for March 18 was Expenditures that day were Customs receipts for the month through March 18 were HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY Br United Press AT AGUA CALTT3NTE Ridgewood Campillo Rural Charm S Cartago Mary Morri son Old Mark Cecellia Blaclc Minnie Timidity Wanda D Easter Luck Clemente Girl Charminr Lady Bebita M Bettie Bet Catty Jesso Patsy Carter Valley Sun Rock Gene Oliver Dubric Dealer Coalingo Wash ington Rose Remle Bond B a y a m o Nilhi Quetor Bright Outlook Golden Sheep Argue Weather cloudy track Delta Biota Mahomet Plum Wild Mond Baldy Red Polly Alarm Watch Indian Legend Sun Manor Please Crazy Dearborn Don Romiro dora Fox Loyal Louis Ban derlogr Ruane Peace Latdy Jane Me Weather cloudy track muddy AT FAIR GROUNDS Kick Mater Luffage Catwalk Muslet Juggler Duelist Chene Weather clear track fast Complete Text of the F D R Relief Message WASHINGTON March President Roosevelt today trans mitted to Congress the following mes sage on unemployment relief To the Congress It is essential to our recovery pro gram that measures immediately be enacted aimed at unemployment re lief A direct attack in this problem suggests three types of legislation The first is the enrollment of workers now by the federal govern ment for such public employment as can be quickly started and will not interfere with the demand for or the proper standard of normal employ ment The second is grants to states for relief work The third extends to a broad public workvlabor creating program With referenceto the latter I am now studying the many projects sug gested and the financial questions in volved I shall make recommenda tions to the Congress presently In regard to grants to States for relief work I advise you that the re mainder of the appropriation of last year will last until May Therefore and because a continuance of Fed eral aid is still a definite necessity for many States a further appro priation must be made before the end ofthis special session I find a clear need for some simple Federal machinery to coordi nate and check these grants of aid I am therefore asking that you es tablish the office of Federal relief administrator whose duty it will be to scan requests for grants and to check the efficiency and wisdom of their use The first of these measures which Ihave enumerated however can Continued on Page Eleven 3 YOUTHS SENT TO PENITENTIARY Long Terms Given Them for Drug Store Robber ies AH Pleaded Guilty Three West Philadelphia youths who pleaded guilty to the holdup and robbery of six drug stores in this county were sentenced to serve terms in the Eastern Penitentiary this morning when they went on trial before Judge Albert Button MacDade in Media The youths and their sentences are as follows William J Minor 17 of Fiftysecond street near Baltimore avenue 10 to 20 years Robert Rick ards 18 of the 700 block South Fifty second street nine to 20 years Lewis Phipps 16 of Fiftyfourth and San som streets eight to 20 years In ad dition to the prison sentence each youth was assessed a fine of The money obtained by them from the tills of the stores robbed totaled Following pronouncement of the sentence counsel for the youthful bandits William C Alexander made a strong plea before the court that the Continued on Page Eleven AUTOIST IN CRASH ACCUSESOFFICIAL S Fry local collector of county taxes and widelyknown poli tician is charged with being a hit andrun driver according to polcie reports The charge against Fry is made by David Cooper 1402 West Eighth street who claims that Frys automo bile rammed his at Eighth and Tilgh man streets yesterday afternoon and failed to stop Cooper followed Frys automobile and overtook it at Ninth and Penn streets Cooper told police that the local official refused to discuss the ac cident but instead cursed Cooper ARRANGE FOR MEETING The regular supper club meeting of the Chester High School Alumni As sociation will be held Wednesday night April 12 at the Chester Club 511 Welsh street All who attended thereunion of the Alumni at the New Century Club house recently are invifced to attend Miss Mary Carroll of the high school faculty will hold reservations until April 7 Continual rains of the past several days have swelled the waters of Ridley river in Chester Park and the low land on either side of the streamis inundated Frequenters of the park remarked that the stream was at a higher level yesterday than it had been for several seasons WALKER DIVORCE SUIT IN COURT Wife of Former Mayor Weeps as She Testifies at Miami Fla COURTROOM MIAMI Fla March for Mrs Janet Allen Walker in her suit for di vorce from former Mayor James J Walkerof New York was virtually conceded here today by the defense attorney Benjamin Cohen During a brief recess at the hear ing before Master In Chancery T J Dowdell Cohen who was retained by Walker last week declared that Mrs Walker is proving her case and that he would file no exception if Dowdell recommends to the Dade County Circuit Court that the divorce be granted on desertion charges Tears first appearedin Mrs Walk ers eyes when her attorney Mayor A Frank Katzentine of Miami Beach asked her when she was married to Walker She broke down in tears on the stand a few minutes later I begged him to come back I begged him to visit me Q Have you done everything to hold the marriage together A I certainly have He left why I dont know I asked him to Continued on Pagje Eleven HITLER OPENS REICHSTAG WITH THREAT TO ENEMY War Songs of Former Mon archy Mark Atmosphere of Sessions Chancellor to Destroy All Seeking to Damage Our People BERLIN March 21 UP The Reichstag convened in the Kroll Opera House at 5 p m for a 40 minute organization session Hermann Goering was reelected speaker and the session then ad journed until Thursday at which time dictatorial powers probably will be voted to the Hitler government POTSDAM March a threat to destroy all those seek ing to damage our people Chancel lor Adolf Hitler opened a session of the Reichstag today in an atmos phere of imperial Germany The banners and war songs of the former monarchy dominated the scene in Potsdam seat of the Kaisers as President Paul Von Hindenburg and the Nazi chancellor addressed a parliamentary session expected to confer imperial powers on Hitler In these words the Chancellor de livered his declaration of policy to the new Fascist Reichstag We shall strive to unite all those willing to help but we shall destroy all those seeking to damage our people Speaking in the Garrison Church where lie the bones of Frederick the GreatHitler called for cultivation of the oldnational tradition repudiated Germanys admission of war guilt as contained inthe Treaty of Versailles and cited the banning of the Repub licanflag as an act of restoration of the national honor An ovation greeted his address The Reichstag members rose President Hindenburg wartime commander who himself had called earlier for a united free and proud Germany praised the Chancellor in a second address Your miraculous life is a symbol or the life and power of the whole nation he told Hitler Later in the day it was expected tnat the Hitler government would demand that the Reichstag surren der all power to Hitler and the cab inet making the Nazi leader absolute dictator of Germany until 1937 Such an empowering act was prepared by the government last night Today Potsdam surged with trium phant national emotion It was esti mated that half a million persons Continued on Page Eleven GET PERMISSION FOR NEW TERMINAL A downtown trolley loop and ter minal is planned by the P R T which will eventually abolish the present Third street terminus Al ready permission has been granted to 4 the company to install tracks fromEast Third street at a point about opposite the west side of old St Pauls cemetery through to Fourth street Owners of the old Grand theatre property are said to have started clearing out the interior of the build ingwhich may eventually be used as a trolley and bus station but as far as can be learned It will first be used as a commercial parkingspace Officials say it may be two years before the loop is constructed MAGISTRATES PLAN FOR CELEBRATION The Magistrates Association of Delaware County will observe Ladles night at its meeting to be held in the auditorium of the firehouse of Collingdale Fire Company No 2 Parker avenue Collingdale on Tues day eveningMay 2 An anniversary of the organization will also be ob served The following magistrates were re cently admitted to membership in the organization Fred T Cooper Media Edward Shumway Seventh ward Chester William Bonsall Jr Bethel township and J Albert Northam First ward Chester JAIL SENTENCES FOR BEER SELLERS Judge Imposes Additional Term on Defendant for Taking the Rap Two county men who were prema ture in sellingbeer were sent to the county prison yesterday by Judge Al Dutton MacDade when they en tered pleas of guilty Jack Oliver 32 of Market street Marcus Hook received a jail sentence of six months to three years plur a fine of Judge MacDadetold Oliver he was given three months extra because he took the rap for Frank Gross 56 of the same address who was acquitted by a jury County Detective Charles T Smith testified concerning a raid on the Market street house on December 30 following two buys of pints of liquor by operatives of Detective James Meli two and three days prior to the raid Oliver said he rented the house and permitted Gross and his family to live on the second floor Gross and his sonFred who also was arrested and acquitted had nothing to do with the beer or liquor Oliver said Fred Knox chemist testified the beer was 365 per cent alcohol and the liquor more than 40 per cent We believe Frank Gross was guilty and you were taking the blame your self hence you get six months Instead of three Judge MacDade told Oliver The defendants were represented by Attorney John J Stetser with Assistant District Attorney Louis A Bloom conducting the prosecution In the other case Anthony Vila who liveson Thirteenth street Eddy stone pleaded guUty to possessing HARRISBURG March sentative Turner of Delaware county last night bitterly criticized Governor Pinchots statements condemning the inactivity of the legislature in pro viding funds for unemployment relief Speaking as a matter of personal privilege he pleaded that the legis lators be not intimidated or de ceived by false scents drawn across the rail to economy He said it was deplorable that the governor should hold before the needy the picture of starvation and incite them to riot A concise and accurate accounting of relief funds was demanded Representative Hoopes of Berks raised a point of order that Turner was out of order and Turner declared thatunder the rules he had the right to defend the integrity of the House Speaker Talbot ruled Turner was within his Tights The governor evidently forgets that the Constitution provides s that the Senate and HouseComprisethe Continued on Page Eleven MAY BE ALBANIAN RULERS BRIDE European nobility Is stirred by per sistent rumors that Baroness Fran ziska De Janko famous Aus trian beauty may become the bride of King Zog of Albania The story of the engagement in Viennese papers attracted so much attention that the Austrian government issued an offi cial communique denying the ru mors which nevertheless persist Representative Denies As sembly Is Tardy on Job less Relief Bills Continued on PageEleven DISCHARGED AS BANKRUPT Mary Treat Dickson Wayne was granted a discharge as a bankrupt in the United States District Court at Philadelphia yesterday RFCTOAID WEAR BANKS Several Thousand to Re open on 100 PC Scale Through This Plan WASHINGTON March INS scale participation of the Re construction Finance Corporation was seen today in the reorganization of banks of the United States how in the hands of conservators Several thousand banks will be per mitted to open for 100 per cent busi ness under plans for purchase of pre ferred stock by the finance corpora tion Many millions of dollars in deposits will thus be released All banks so opened virtually will have the governments guarantee of their security Moral assurance from the government that banks already opened for business are sufficiently backed to perform all banking func tions is implied in their license to operate In connection with plans for form ation of a new national bank at De troit it was stated that the cor SUNDAY SPORTS BILL PASSED BY PA LEGISLATURE Blue Law Repealer Goes to the House for Con currence Pinchot Must Sign Meas ure Which Was Revived by McClure HARRISBURG Pa March sports legislation was finally enacted today by the Penn sylvania legislature to effect the first major change in the states blue laws Of 1794 The state Senate approved the Schwartz House bill permitting base ball and football on Sunday after noon if statewide and municipal referenda approve granting licenses for the sport The votewas 26 to 23 The bill faced two more steps be fore it became law First House con currence in Senate amendments was necessary This was considered cer tain Then Governor Pinchot must measure Provided the Schwartz proposal survived both steps the baseball and football licenses it would legalize could not be eftective until 1934 because of the referenda to be held in the 1933 election rSenator John J McClure of Dela ware county led the moves by which the Senate reconsidered its previous defeat of the measureas the General Assembly began the twelfth week of its session Reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was beaten was ap ConUnued on Page Eleven 3 CARS DAMAGED WOMAN INJURED A woman resident of Linwood was injured and three automobiles were damaged in a triple collision at Third and Flower streets yesterday after noon The victimof the crash was Mrs O P Gleason of Ridge road Lin wood who is a patient in the Ches ter Hospital deep cuts of the head and face inflicted by glass Mrs Oleason was a passenger in an automobile driven by Albert Chaplow 32 of 2 Tallyn avenue Lin wood and traveling eastwardly on Third street This car arid one owned by Deputy Coroner HoraceGriffith of Norwood traveling in the opposite direction and a truck traveling south on Flower street and operated by Harry WUlmore of Baltimore Md met at the intersection After Mrs Gleason was removed to the Chester Hospital the three drivers were placed under arrest by Traffic Paltrolman Hines The truck drivpr and the Linwood motorist said the accident was caused by the Nor wood driver ignoring the red traffic light which is suspended at the in tersection The drivers werereleased in bail each for a hearing ha police court Thursday morning DISTRIBUTION CENTER TO OPEN Building in Fourth Ward Obtained for Storing U Smade Clothing Through the courtesy of Senator John J McClure the Chester Chap ter of the American Red Cross has been given the use of a vacant store formerly a part of the Imperial Hotel at Seventh and Welsh streets for use by the Home Service Section of the chapter as a center for dis tributing garments which have been received for needy families in this industrial area Efforts have been pushed to make the center available as soon as pos sible for the dispensing of the new garments which are made from gov ernment cotton by Red Cross volun teer workers of Southeastern Penn sylvania The new center will be opened Thursday for the first time The following two day per week schedule will be observed Thursdays 930 a m to 12 noon and 130 p m to 4 p m for white clients of welfare FINAL EDITION With All Latett and Best News of the Day PRICE TWO CENTS Continued on Pajre Eleven WASHINGTON March Copy right 1933 by United istration advisers are rushing work on a securities control bill to protect the investing public against blue sky stocks and bonds As soon as the details are com pleted possibly next week President Roosevelt will send a message to Con gress asking immediate passage This federal protective measure will cover both foreign and domestic securities It is expected to require 1 Full publication of the names of promoters the amount of their bonuses and commission and the full extent of their financial interests 2 To forbid any concealment by promoters of material facts or cir cumstances surrounding the securi ties offered 3 To place responsibility for full disclosure of the facts upon the pro moters 4 To require refunds with inter est or cancellation of contracts where misrepresentation is disclosed with out requiring fraud to be proved 5 To make those issuing false or misleading Information liable to criminal prosecution for obtaining money under false pretense and like wise liable under conspiracy statutes Thedraft is1 being perfected for the Presidentby Huston Thompson former 4 chairman of the Federal Trade Commission In that capacity he gained intimate knowledge of the methods used by unscrupulous stock and bond promoters Daniel Roper secretary of com merce and some of his assistants have been associated with Thompson in working out the proposal The presidents advisers are draw ing inspiration from drastic features of the British Companies Act of 1929 However they will go much further including foreign securities which are not covered by the British Act Under this act a British peer Lord Kylsant one of the leading shipping men of the empire was sent to prison on charges of misrepresentation to investors in his company The purpose of this measxtre is to save American investors from a repe tition of the losses running probably into billions which they suffered through worthless foreign bonds and pyramided stocks It would not be retroactive But it would reach a future case like the flotation some years ago of an Issue of Peruvian bonds by a banking house whose own experts had warned that default on the issue was almost certain It would also reach a future case like that of a bank which after dis covering that its Cuban sugar loans were bad floated a stock issue to the public and from the proceeds balled itself out A FIGHTING MAN IN GENTLE MOOD Heres a twofisted jlgrhfer in a pentle Smcdley Butler retired FigrhtlnB GencrjiV of the U S Marine Corps at his home In Newtown Square with his three month old granddaughter Edith WclUc ALLEGED BANK ROBBER ON TRIAL Young Woman Positively Identifies Prisoner as One of Four Bandits Charged with being one of four bandits who held up the cashier and bookkeeper of the Prospect Park State Bank Prospect Park on Feb ruary 13 last Victor BartelU 28 of South Philadelphia went on trial before Judge John M Broomall at Media this morning The prisoner was positively identified by Miss Delma Rolph bank bookkeeper as one of the men who had staged the robberyrIn all probability the case will go to the jury this afternoon On the date in question four men entered the bank and displaying re volvers cowed Miss Rolph and Her bert S White the cashier The ban dits made their getawaywith On February 15 Miss Rolph was taken to police headquarters in Phil adelphia and there in the rogues gallery picked out a photograph of Bartelll as that of one of the rob Nine days later Bartelll who had been arrested for sticking up a numbers game writer in Pottstown was confrcnted in the jail at Norris town by Corporal Bloom of the State police and Miss Rolph the latter identifying BartelU The defendant offered a denial to the charges and to Miss Rolphs identification He said he was identi fied with the numbers game but in no way connected with any holdups or bank stickups John J Stetser is counsel for the defense and the Commonwealths case is being presented by Assistant District Attorney William R Toal OPERATION NECESSARY Mrs Sylvia Oyler of Ridley Park field secretary of the Community Welfare Association of Lower Dela ware county whose office is at Mar cus Hook suffered an acute attack of appendicitis Sunday and was re moved to the Chester Hospital where she underwent art operation Her condition this morning was said to be favorable COUNTY SEEKS SHAREOnAXES Claim Dorrance Estate Owes foroYr Period Appeal Probable Another chapter in the collection of taxes from the John T Dorrance estate remains to be written Yester day the executors of the estate agreed with the State of Pennsylvania to pay for inheritance taxes but the county of Delaware is hopeful of collecting upwards of 000000 from the same estate The new claim is for tax on securi ties which as a resident of Radnor township Mr Dorrance should have paid to the county of Delaware it is claimed More than a year ago the County Commissioners through James J Desmond filed an assessment of for securities held by Mr Dorrance The four mills tax on this assessment will amount to and as the claim covers five years the total will reach Nothing has been done pending the final decision as to the domicile of Mr Dorrance but now that it has been legally fixed as Radnor town ship the claim will be pressed The procedure according to a rep resentative of the Board of Assess ment and Revision of Taxes which now handles securities taxes will be for the executors to take an appeal before the board If the appeal is refused the next likely procedure would be for the excutors to carry their appeal to the county courts Just when these steps will be taken is not known but It is likely that very shortly the county will ask for action on the part of the Dorrance estate executors BEERWINE BILL PASSES CONGRESS LEGAL APRIL 7TH House Action Today Finally Pats End to Years Bone Dryness When It Agrees With Changes Made by From Wets Mark Dramatic Incident Measure Legalizes 302 P C to President Who Is Expected to Sign Late Today or Days Elapse Before Sales WASHINGTON March today dramatically voted an end to thirteen years of bonedryness when the House approved a conference report on the 3 2 per cent beer bill The measure now goes to President Roosevelt whose signature is assured However he wont get a chance to sign it before nightfall for the Senate recessed before the House acted and VicePresident Garners signature could u during the Senate recess His signature and that of the President probably will be attached tomorrow And fifteen days thereafter beer will begin to flow where it is not specifically prohibited by state law The House acted with remarkabla speed and without a record votew There were only scattering noes when Speaker Rainey historic question As the measure becomes effective 411days after signature legal beer will flow in 23 states after April 6 The House parliamentarian heldthat tha effective date will be April 7 if tho bill is signed tomorrow TALBOT RELIEF BELL SENT BACK TO COMMITTEE Measure to Be Was Up for Second Reading as to Means of Raising Amount The final Congressional act mighty cheers from the wets who have fought for years to amend tha Volstead act The decision was received in by the House drys but outside of Con Y i j TT the militant dry leaders hast LeglSlatOtS Still Uncertain led their plans to test the legality nf ihe act in the Supreme Court Since the Senate had approved tha sconferenco report yesterday by a 43 to 36 vote yielding to theHouse on all important matters of dispute House approval today was a The Senate dropped its amend ment for 305 per pent beer and the bill legalizes beer containing 3 2 per cent alcohol by weight or about 4 per centby volume The Senate also droped the Borah amendment pro hibiting sale to persons under 15 HARRISBURG Pa March Talbot unem ployment relief appropriation went back to committee today for further study when tho House of the Gen eral Assembly took up the bill on sec ond reading The action was approved without protest despite Governor Gilford Pin chots urging the legislature to act Immediately and in the face of a re construction Finance Corporation telegram advising that no further Federal funds would be available until the state provided its own relief fund The telegram from the Federal agency notified Governor Pinchot that Pennsylvania must do more than it has been doing In caring for the 2 000000 needy persons in the state State relief funds expire March 31 arid Federal funds will provide only for April according to Pin chot Todays rnove in sending the ap propriation back to committee showed legislative leaders still uncertain on the amount to be provided and the means by which the money would be raised The Talbot bill made no provision for getting the money Leaders expected to finance it by the economies proposed in the Sterling program To provide relief during April and May would be allocated this fund to come from an estimated surplus of and possibly through borrowing or dipping into the motor fund for the remainder needed Talbot proposed be allo cated from June through November and from December 1933 to May 31 1D35 Plans tor carrying out the govern mental economics to raise the relief funds were completed with the Jntro Conllnued on Pajre Eleven McCLURE REPEAL BILL PASSES HOUSE HARRISBURG March House today passedfinally the McClure Senate Bill providing for a convention to act upon proposed re peal of the Eighteenth Amendment The vote was 132 for passage and 67 against If the Senate concurs in minor amendments the bill will go to the governor FARM BILL URGED BY HOUSE GROUP Agriculture Committee Makes Report as Essen tial to Relief WASHINGTON March The House Agriculture committee in its formal report on the Roosevelt farm relief program today urged House passage as essential to the relief of the National Emergency The object of the bill restoration of prewar farm price levels was de scribed in the report as of equal bene fit to the farmer and the business man The bill comes up today under stringent rules holding debate to four hours The ultimate danger to the con sumer of the extremely low prices for agricultural products Is that if continued they shortly will result in the ruin of agricultureand it even tually will be necessary to pay unduly higher prices before it can be re stored the committee reported It added that the present economic emergency Js in large part the result of the Impoverished condition of agriculture and the lack ofability of farmers to purchase industrial com modities Through various methods of reduc tion of acreage the measure the com mittee said seeks to gradually effect the following basic prices for major farm commodity prices years of age As finally passed the measure legalizes beerale porter and also wine California representatives however derided the wine amend ment and declared it means hotblnir The end of the reign of the Vol stead law came 13 years and fivo months after its passage The Vol stead law providing for enforcement of the 18th Amendment was passed over President Wilsons veto on Oct 27 1919 It succeeded the war prohibition law The national prohi Continued on Eleven WARMER WEATHER PREDICTED FOR AREA Rain is predicted again todaywith slowly rising temperature in Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland and colder la tomorrows forecast The highest temperature here yes terday was 42 degrees at 1230 p m and the lowest was 35 at 315 a ml The average of 38 was four degrees below normal for the date and five degrees below the average March 20 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 77 established in 1921 and minimum 8 in 1885 Sunrise today was at 603 a m and sunset will be at 614 p m Eastern Standard time Topics of Times Beer Is coming around the cor ner sez headline Back too soon sez Bill Gilpin Bock too soon sez his lunch hour neighbor The brewers this time will not have horses but auto trucks How ever the beer will have the oldtirne horsepower Paddy Gorham out The famous picture September Morn which showed a lady bathing is reported missing in Russia Prob ably destroyed as a counterrevolu tionary propaganda Many local communities are already formulating plans to ban beer by local option Well beer today and gone tomorrow Papers comment in amazement on the shortness of Roosevelts message to Congress demanding beer Only way he could have made it shorter could have been to say A scuttle of dark Gus Japan is buying up old ships all over the world for scrap Paners gave us the impression they have plenty of scrap on their hands already and nearer home No one can deny that spring re ceived a damp cool reception upon arrival here last night And a taxi cab crashed into porch of a Darby home yesterday The family didnt call a cab but they called it lots afterwards The Weather WASHINGTON March Weather Pennsyl vania Generally fair and colder to nifrht andWednesday snowJn north and extreme west portion tonight Western snow and colder tonight Wednesday gen erally fair except probably snow flur ries near Lake Erie Todays Temperatures 6 a m36 11 a m 7 a m38 Noon 44 8 a m38 1 p m v 44 9 a m42 2 p m 44 10 a m 40 ;