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Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 23, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1 OS FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17548 Dally Leased Wire Reports ot Oiilted Press UP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA THURSDAY MARCH 23 1933 EIGHTEEN PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS BATTLE LOOMING IN PENNA OVER BEER REGULATION Two Measures in Legisla ture Said to Be Not Pleasing to Pinchot Wants Licenses Issued by State Department Not by Commissions HOUSE ADVANCES TALBOTS STATE RELIEF MEASURE Speeds Appro priation for April and May Allotments Had Second Reading To day Biennium Amount for Jobless Considered HARRISBURG March the unbridled waters of a swollen river legalized beer and wine will flow through Pennsylvania on April 7 unless and until control leg islation is enacted The Congressional bill which modi fied the Volsted Act had a similar ef fect upon the states dry law per mitting unrestricted operations with in the commonwealth The authority behind these asser tions is Attorney General William A Schnader Unless some regulation is enacted between now and April 7 32 beer and wine can be sold in Pennsyl vania Schnader stated These bev erages can be manufactured and sold as well as imported from other states The legislation now contemplated of course is not designed to prevent manufacture and sale of good beer but merely to regulate the flow The Legislature even under harmonious conditions has barely enough time to get a control bill to the Governors desk and even then there is no as surance he will sign the one that reaches him A stiff fight over the enactment of regulations loomed to day Attorney General Schnader at tached little importance to the pos sibility that existing acts may be in voked to provide the state with a temporary control I have given no opinion on any existing law and there are a number of things more important than beer at this time he replied The plunge of Gov Giff ord Pinchot to the stage for legislation controlling the manufacture and sale of beer brought a variety of predictions today While the governor and his aides scrutinized the first Sowers bill the sponsor Rep Clinton A Sowers joined his Philadelphia colleague Patrick Conner in the presentation of a second or substitute measure Although Governor Pinchot denied any knowledge of such a plan Continuedon Thirteen The first meetingof the Chester Principals Association will be held this evening in the Y W C A build ing Seventh and Sproul streets with a special luncheon to be served at 615 oclock The president o the association is Margaret Stetser principal of the Smedley Junior High School and other officers are Vice President Wil liam H Krcll secretary Miss Sara Parker treasurer William R Valen tine The purpose of the organization is to exchange ideas on school admin istration and supervision Problems will be discussed of mutual interest to all members A splendid program has been arranged for tonights din ner meeting ADMIRAL DECKER DIES RIVERSIDE Calif March Rear Admiral Benton Clark Decker 65 retired was dead today after a brief illness Born in Lima N Y he was grad uated from Annapolis in 1887 and was retired in 1923 ARMY DAY PLANS There will be a meeting of the executive board of Chester City Post No 390 American Legion this eve ning at the Chester Club Plans will be discussed for a meeting to be held on April 6 in celebration of Army Day ESTATE GOES TO WIFE HARRISBURG Pa March Talbot unem ployment relief bill to provide funds for aiding Pennsylvanias 2000000 needy during April and May passed the House on second reading today and was made a special order of business for final passage Monday night at 930 p m State relief funds will be exhausted March 31 according to the emergency relief board The bill must be passed before the end of next week to bridge the gap until the compro mise program is ready Meantime conferences intended to bring the leaders together on the amount of relief the state will pro vide in the next two years and on the manner in which the money will be raised continued The Senate adjournment to Monday left unsettled two questions the legis lature would like to dispose of Sunday sports legislation and the constitu tional convention plan Conference committees have charge of the Schwartz Sunday sports bill which was approved by both houses in different forms The firsc meeting of the conferees failed to develop any Continued on Page Thirteen HELD FOR FORGING McCLURES NAME HARRISBURG March of forging the name of State Sena tor John J McClure on a check a man who identified himself as D G Carl was arrested by State police yesterday He was held pending the preferring of charges by an apart ment house proprietor to whom he is accused of giving the check State police said they were in formed that a man obtained an apartment last week telling the pro prietor he was from Wilmington Del and had come to Harrisburg to do special work for Senator Mc Clure He stayed three days the proprie tor told police and gave a check for and received S3 in change The check the proprietor said was written on the National Bank Delaware County DEMANDS RUSSIA Britain Wants Uncondi tional Release of 4 Held for Sabotage LONDON March government has instructed Sir Es mond Ovey ambassador to Moscow to demand unconditional release without trial of four Britishers held there on sabotage charges it was un derstood today The demand would be made of Maxim Litvinoff Soviet foreign com missar on the ground that the men are absolutely innocent The question of severing diplomatic relations in tae event developments warrant was being considered Sus pension of negotiations for a trade Continued on Fagre Thirteen ST PAULS CHURCH SPEAKER The Rev Ernest J Harry rector of St Pauls Memorial Church of Oaks Pa will preach at the Thurs day evening Lenten service in St Pauls Church Broad and Madison streets tonight On Thursday even ing March 30th Bishop Taitt will visit St Pauls to administer the Apostolic rite of Confirmation HITLER EMULATES MUSSOLINI AND STALIN MUSSOLINI HITLER STALIN1 Germanys new dictatorship law places Chancellor Adolf Hitler center nn a nar with Premier Ben i toMus solini of Italy left and Joseph Stalin of Russia as an arbitrary ruler With Republicanism eclipsed in Germany and her constitution set aside democracy will lie dormant for the next four years FARM BILL GOES TO SENATE Is Referred to Committee Which Will Consider It Tomorrow WASHINGTON March UP The administration farm bill passed yesterday by the House was received in the Senate today and immediately referred to the Agricultural Commit tee The committee will meet tomor rom to consider the measure A delegation of congressional lead ers including the chairman of both House and Senate Agricultural Com mittees Roose velt today to discuss the farm relief program It was reported unofficially that an attempt would be made in the conference to include in the farm measure the Presidents proposal for farm mortgage home mort gagerelief earlier had indi cated that plans calling for the eas ing of the mortgage burden through a reduction of interest rates and the extension of time would be taken care of separately in a message and a bill Those who called at the White House were Speaker RaineySenate Majority Leader Robinson Chairman Morgenthau of the Farm Board Senator Wagner Dem New York Chairman Smith of the Senate Agri cultural Committee Chairman Jones of the House Agricultural Committee Senators McAdoo of California Gore of Oklahoma Byrns of South Carolina Bankhead of Alabama and Representative Steagall Dem Ala 135 WOMEN SAFE IN FIRE AT INFIRMARY CLEVELAND March wind whipped blaze swept through a wing of the Cleveland City Infirmary in suburban Warrensville last night Touches on Various Prob lems Not to Restore Monarchy Now L QUITTRIP HERE 35 Solons Forced to Aban don Plans After Boat Is Damaged BERLIN March Thirtyfive members of the Dela Hitler was named German die ware State Legislature were compelled tator today the Reichstag iBERLIN March pearing before the Reichstag to De mand powers never enjoyed by any Hohenzollem ruler Chancellor Adolf Hitler took a dramatic step today to antiNazi propaganda abroad He announced in ringing tones that Mar in us Van Dcr Luebbe Dutch Communist and his accomplices in the burning of the Reichstag last month would be executed publicly in order to bring an end to charges that the blaze set by Nazis themselves as an excuse to suppress the Communist and Socialist parties in Germany In recognition of the fact that world attention has been focussecl upon the treatment of Jewish citi zens in Germany Chancellor Hitler lost no time in reiterating that the Nazi creed demands subjugation of Semitic interests to the interests of the nation at large The government he said recog nized that both Christian churches are most important to the founda Continued oh Page Thirteen AGAINST BANKERS WASHINGTON March preliminary investigation into the failure of the Department of Justice under former Attorney Gen eral William D Mitchell to prosecute cases involving criminal law viola tions by New York bankers was threatening a threestory dormitory launched today by the Senate Bank occupied by about 135 women ing and Currency Committee had been accounted for In a 51word will filed for probate today State Representative Jacob Mathay of Philadelphia left an estate valued for probate purposes at 56000 in personal property to his widow Maude HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RAXES TODAY Bartenders and Bootleggers Puzzled Over Beer Situation Police however received a report The inquiry was begun on instruc that all occupants of the dormitory i toons of Senator Fletcher of Florida chairman of the Senate Banking and Currency Committee Fletcher forwarded Ferdinand Pe cora counsel for the committee in its New York Stock Exchange probe data bearing on the Justice Depart ments alleged laxityin proceedings against officials of the Harrimzm SET FOR PASSAGE IN CONGRESS SOON Reforestation Plan Dis cussed at Conference With President Labor Group Head Objects to Sections of Bill Present Form in FiveCent Glass of Beer Promised CHICAGO March Brewers today predicted a five cent glass of beer after April 6 despite federal and state taxes Prom St Louis came word that Budweiser would sell over the bar for five cents for a six or eight ounce glass A schooner will re tail at 10 cents and grocery stores will sell a case of 12 pint bottles for to Milwaukee experts estimated that boor there would match the St Louis quotations A barrel of Milwaukee beer will cost between and WASHINGTON March of President Roosevelts unemployment relief program of re forestation HI an early elate was fore shadowed today following a two hour conference last niglu at the White House although Rep Conncry of Massachusetts chairman of the House Committee on Labor an nounced he could not support the bill in its present form Connery hnd succeeded in forcing joint hearings in House and Senate on the bill which would iuiiharizc the employment of nu army of men at a dollar per day and found The conference to which House and Senate leaders of the Inbor committees were asked was pre ceded by one attended by four mem bers of the Cabinet Secretary of Labor Perkins Secretary of War Dcrn Secretary of Agriculture Wal lace and Secretary of the Interior Ickes They sat at the conference with congressional leaders Despite Conncrys opposition Sen ator Walsh of Massachusetts chairman of the Senate Committee orv Labor predicted support Jfor the measure He said The bill will be enacted substan tially as recommended next week there is no doubt The President gave a clear and interesting statement He had his heart sot on the undertaking as one that will employ a large number of persons to the benefit of themselves and the nation He hopes the States and private owners of timbcrlands will follow the example of the Federal Government in this respect Those attending the conference in cluded Senators LaPollctte of Wisconsin Copeland of New York Black of Alabama Walsh PINCHOT ASKS FOR HOLIDAY ON PA MORTGAGi Governor Appeals to Hold ers and Courts to Sus pend Foreclosures Continued on Page Thirteen GR AND JURYDERATES MITCHELL TAX CASE to abandon plans for a trip to Lewes Del today aboard an oceangoing tug owned by the Delaware River Pilots Association because of damage the craft suffered some time early this morning while docked at Pier No 11 in Philadelphia They came here aboard the boat which put in at the Sim Shipbuild ing and Dry dock Company yard for repairs The legislators left Dover yester day for Philadelphia and boarded the boat at its Philadelphia pier today As the trip down the Delaware proj grossed the damage to the craft was deemed too serious to risk continu ing the trip down the bay The legislators had lunch in Chester and then went to Sixth Street Station of the Pennsylvania Railroad where they boarded the oclock train for Dover From what could be ascertained from some of the officials the hull of the pilot boat was damaged on the port side above the water line while docked at the Philadelphia pier After starting out the damage was revealed as more serious than at first The captain expired the situation to the Delaware Colons and they agreed to come here aboard the ves sel rather than return to Philadel phia The delegation left Wilmington for Philadelphia last night and spent the night in that city when the boat was This mornin boarded it was NEW YORK March INS A Federal Grand Jury today con tinued its investigation into the al leged income tax evasion of Charles E Mitchell former chairman of the National City Bank Board charged with dishing the Federal Govern ment out of due as In come tax in 1929 Mitchell was free in bail pending a hearing on the charges before U S Commissioner Frarilis A ONeill on March 28 Horace C Sylvester Jr former vice president of the National City Bank has already been indicted by a Grand Jury OLD MAN WINTER IS STILL WITH US decided that because of the damage sustained when the vessel struck the pier last night and the inclement weather of today to abandon the trip The members of the party were to have been the guests of Senator Clif ton Maull Senator Maull K a mem ber of the Pilots Association A week Rain was predicted for this sec tion of the country today but during the late morning hours snow began falling Old Man Winter apparently determined to hang out despite the official advent of Spring Kiddies anxious for one more of sleds were disappointed for the grounds warmth prevented the snov covering surface the flake melting as soon as they came in contact with the earth With a slowly rising temperature forecast indications arc that thr snow will turn to rain as predicted POLICE PROBE SHOOTING DOYLESTOWN Pa March 23 police today Joined the investigation into the mysterious shooting of James R Hansell 70 Buckingham township farmer who AT AGUA CALIENTE Johnnie D L Bright Monk Governess Spindle Purzana Lady Tourna ment Fair Lady Chatwink color Don Alvaro Jack B Chub Valley Sun Maxie Binder Rendezvous Altavar Yera Crofton Shot Tesso Chcevito Nappns Quctor Dealer Weather cloudy track fast AT TROPICAL 1ARK Screech Gamma Delta Grace Blotter Primer Bran Muf fin Bay God OWar Sun Dora Hunter Lyon Myra Play Lady Kenneaily Boiling Over R K Girl Le Flore Whileaway Redivivus Radio Serv ice Prepare Snn Friar Weather clear track fast AT FAIR GROUNDS Santander Lee Highway Aden WhitharraL Weather clear track fast BECOMES RESIDENTS OF FIRST WARD Little concern was displayed by bartenders and proprietors of speaks in this city yesterday when it was learned that President Roosevelt had signed the beer bill Col Clarence Thompson Starr and some of the lew old bartenders who Mrs Starr have taken possession of formerly had membership in the Bartenders Union were elated at the prospect of the return of legal beer while others feared the competition of pretty barmaids in beer gardens restaurants and roadhouses The few proprietors who were up and around in the afternoon merely the Todd House at Twentyfourth street and Providence avenue Although Col Starr was born in Chester he has not resided here since his graduation from P M C over 30 years ago He has traveled exten sively working as a construction engineer For the past three and one half years he has been in Russia as j the beer bill had been signed a partner in an engineering firm doI Beer What of it was ing extensive work principally in the j response effort to rehabilitate the coal mines None appeared to believe the return Mrs Arabelle Starr Dietz of New j to a legal status of beer would affect York is staying indefinitely with Col their business Certainly there was i and Mrs Starr Bank of New York City which has for a tax on beer SI for each barrel ago he was host to the senatorial was wounded in the head last nigh body and today the members of the by a hullet fired through a window House were his guests hls homf VOTES DRY BATON ROUGE La March State Senate voted last night to repeal the state dry law and the House passed a providing Declares Safety of the State Demands at This Time Course HARRISBURG Pa March Giff ord Pinchot to day called on mortgageholders and he Courts in Pennsylvania lo delay orcclosure of mortgages indefinitely on persons unable to meet their ob igajiions because of the industrial depression Justice and mercy recommend this course The welfare rindsafety of the State demand it the gov rnorsaid Pinchot issued nn executive pro clamation which urged that holders of mortgages before foreclosing take steps to determine whether the debtor is honestly unable to pay and if this condition be found to postpone payment of the mortgage In particular I urpe that no debtor honestly to pay be turned out Continued on Tape Thirteen CLUB TITLE CHANGED DRYSPLANTO TEST NEW BEER BILL IN COURT AntiSaloon League to Fight Modification After Beverages Are Sold Government Ready to Li cense Brewers Agents to Watch Shipments March government today invited brewers to step up and get their li censes to begin immediate bottling of the new 32 per cent beer that drowns more than 13 years of bonedry na ional prohibition Our New York Chicago and Phil idelphia offices are ready to handle pplicatlons from brewers immedi announced Dr J M Doran ommissioner of industrial alcohol vho administers the new beer law Millions of gallons of brew already nwe been stored up in bxilk Vats vcve bulging to day with thousands of gallons more The amber liquid an be bottled just as soon as tha brewers get their permits None of the beer can be distributed ram the bottling plants until the nodification act formally becomes effective on Friday April 7 At 1201 a m that day 32 beer wine and fruit juices can be sold in score or more crts under such regulations as those states prescribe Th lid will be off then in the wet states as far as the federal govern ncnl Is concerned Its only cares will be to prevent shipments into dry states sec that the beverages do not exceed 32 per cent and collect the taxes Prohibition Director Amos W W Woodcocks farflung forces ignoring speakeasies and smalltime bootleg gers promise to stop the shipments into dry states Dr Borahs 660 agents will tab on the breweries test the beer from time to time and keep track of the amount bottled and barreled and subject to tax The Bureau of Internal Revenue will collect the tax The federal levy is on etich 31 gallons It is ex With approximately 20 members In attendance the Eighth Ward Roosevelt for President Club met last night and decided to change the name of the group to the Roosevelt Democratic Club of the Eighth Ward The meeting which was held in the clubs new headquarters at 100G West Third street was presided over by County Commissioner James F Desmond as temporary president It was decided to conduct a drive for new members TERRORSTREAM 6RIPSGERMANY Not Only Jews But All Who Offend Subjected to Attack PARIS March only persons of Jewish origin but alsc C o mmun Is ts Socialists Pacifists Catholic politicians and any persons who regardless of creed have of fended some individual Nazi member are being subjected to a reign terror in Germany according stories told by emigres reachingthL While the reports cannot be spe cifically confirmed their broad out lines agree and Indicate at atmos phere of fear among those who have come under the Nazi ban The panic started as a rivulet just after Hitlers appointment to the chancellorship on January 30 one emigre declared today A few hun dred later thousands who knew their names were on Hitlers black list and recalled his threat that heads will roll in the sand began to trickle out of the country At the same early stage numerous Jewishowned stores started to sell out with a view to Continued on Page Thirteen ROBBERIES IN TWO BOROUGHS All the resourcesjof the police forces of Glcnolden and Folcroft boroughs are being mustered to break up a wava of crime that began last Friday night A total of 29 houses in the two bor oughs have been entered by burglars who are oC the petty thief variety and a number of small articles stolen Two of the victims arc John Daniels of Rambler road Gleholden who awakened one morning to find his home had been entered during the night and that his overcoat had been stolen Another place entered was the homo of William Risttne on avenue Polcroft where the intruder after ransacking the downstairs portion of the house went to the pantry and from the ice box removed enough food to furnish a meal RAIN PREDICTED FOR AREA TODAYi Continued on r closed JURYCONyiCTS LOCAL MOTORIST Failed to Render Assist ance Following Auto Mishap Other Cases Chase Fisher of Sun Hill this I shrugged their shoulders when told city was convicted of failing to stop of undernourished school the beer bill had been i school manufactured NORMAL WEIGHT NOW EVIDENCED Undernourished Children Benefited by Food Served at Franklin Grille Sensational increases in theweights WITHDRAW LICENSE OF LOCAL MOTORIST I little business to affect they admitted j but added that many of the younger generation in acquiring a taste for the di e i WiUiUiCli and render assistance and leaving i the usual the scene of an accident by a jury bcmg Providcd with substantial food in the courtroom of Judge John M afc the Franklin Grille were not in evi dence after the second checkup on gains and losses had been taken by Broomall at Media yesterday Fisher will be sentenced tomorrow According to the evidence pre sented by Assistant District Attorney Principal William H Krell of the Franklin school Official notification was received at police station today of the withdrawal of the operators license of John W Chew Jr llll Upland street this city Chew was driver of an automo bile that figured in a fatal crash on the Governor Printz bridge a few months ago Police here also notified of the renewal of the driving privilege of Edward Dixon 2003 Edgmont ave nus BPvEAKS ARM AT PLAY Edward Emmiso 16 of 1921 West Front street sustained a fractured arm yesterday afternoon while play ing in the vicinity of Third and Flower streets He was taken to the Chester Hospital where the fracture was William R Toal car struck Lasr month the chart showed by Fred Macj of as high as nine pounds and a 4n Roosevelts Driving Power Wins Congress to Program WASHINGTON March 23 Three thing1 explain President Roosevelts striking ability thus far to get what he wants from Con gress 1 Tremendous popular enthusiasm for his program 2 The patronage club His winning personal ways in dealing with Congress Accustomed for years to bitter of this city and owned by ff 22 of racket allied with speakeasies dur and Was captured af Seventh might pan out If everyone who thinks he is going to go in the beer business secures a license it is dif ficult to see how there is going to be enough business to go around Continued on F ape Thirteen COAL OPERATOR DIES WILKESBARRE Pa 2vlarch Charles Parrlsh Hunt 92 Continued on Page Thirteen coal operator iron manufacturer and f banker died of complications here EOTH CARS DAMAGED Two machines were involved in a collision at Second and Ward streets this morning the drivers reaching an agreement as to settlement for damages Neither driver was in jured although the vehicles were U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON March INSV Treasury balance as of March 21 544803432756 expenditures S7544 95233 Customs receipts eral increase jn weightfar ahead of the normal gains of children of that age This months chart shows a re turn to normalcy although the aver age still ahead of the normal rate The general return to normalcy shows that the Franklin Grille has accomplished desired results When the grille was opened the children selected to become permanent mem bers were all underweight Now all taut a few have attained the proper weight for their age Five pounds was the high mark for an individual child Gains of four pounds ware recorded by kiddies and four showed an increase of three pounds Several registered an Increase of pounds and in creased their weight by a pound The falling off of weight was recorded by several who had taken Continued on Page Seven fighting between the White House find Congress Washington has mar veled at the rapidfire action of Congress in carrying out President Roosevelts wishes Many doubt if this will continue long to be as striking as Jt has been thus far Senators are sharpening their knives to carve the farm bill Mem bers in both houses have privately been somewhat resentful that they have been forced to vote bills some time1 even before printed copies available for examination Chairman Jones of the House Ag ricultural Committee declined to sponsor the farm bill In the Sen ate Chairman Smith of the Agricul ture Committee is rubbing his hands to perform a series of major opera tions on it Chairman Conncry of the Labor Committee refused to sponsor the reforestation employment bill House Majority Leader Byrns was so cool toward the economy bill with is dras tic veterans cut that others took the lead in getting action on the measure This onjy makes the Presidents driving record the more amazing to Washington Congress has acted but not always willingly Senators and representatives pledged for years to prohibition have voted for beer Continued on Thirteen PTOMAINE POISON VICTIMS TREATED Herbert Phillips of Bear Del his two children Alfred 9 and Madaline 18 and RusscL Straughm 14 were given treatment at Chester Hospital last night for ptomaine poisoning The four dined on some fish yes terday noon and late in the after noon they were driving towards this city when they were stricken with cramps Alfred was the first to no tice the 311 effects of his dinner and complained to his father A simple remedy was used for a stomach ache but it afforded little relief The others in the party began to show signs of the stomach ailment and as they neared Chester the pains became more violent and Mr Phillips was alarmed They hurried to the hospital where the stomach pump was effectively used The vic tims were later released from the hospital There will be rain here this after noon or tonight and generally fair weather with little change1 in tem perature tomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday 45 degrees at 1 p m and the lowest was 38 at a m The average oC 42 was one degree below normal for the date and four degrees below the average March 22 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 78 established in 1029 and mini mum 11 in 1885 Sunrise today was at 6 a m and sunset will be at 615 p m Eastern Standard time MEDICINAL LIQUOR BILL IS FAVORED WASHINGTON March Tho Cellcr bill to liberalize medi cinal liquor regulations today was favorably reported by the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of ten to eight Topics of Times Burglars have started again in the First ward Who can blame em knowing police conditions there The new super of police may be named Dcavenport But that doesnt mean that our detectives will still be allowed to lay dorm on the job A man here was arrested for break ing into a tire store One of these days he will find himself doing a stretch A few days from now the old cheer will be changed to Three cheers for the red white and brew KEYSTONE AUTO CLUB MEETING TONIGHT The twentyseventh annual meet will be held tonight In Convention Hall Philadelphia with indications pointing to a record attendance of motorists Speakers will be United States Senator W Warren Barbour of New Jersey and J Borton Weeks president of the club An entertain ment will follow the speaking pro gram which wlllvbc broadcast begin ning at8 over station WIP Mary residentsof Chester and Dela ware county will attend Not that it matters but just right after the close of the war the French told us could never repay us Someone says the streets of Ches ter are in pretty good shape Guess they never drove over Welsh street between Eighth and Ninth streets The favorite screen artist will be the hubby who will fix and repair house screens during the next month The Weatlher WASHINGTON March 23 Weather Eastern Pennsyl vania Generally fair tonight and Friday except probably ligrht snow or rain in southeast portion early to Western Fair tonight and Friday not much change in temperature TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m 40 11 a m 43 7 a m 40 Noon 42 8 a m 44 1 p m 44 9 a m 43 2 p m
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