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Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 28, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION7 FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1 OS FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17552 Daily Leased Wire or United Press TJP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA TUESDAY MARCH 28 1933 PRICE TWO CENTS REPEAL MEASURE GOES TO PLNCHOT PA BEERfflLL OUT McGIure Plan for Conven tion on Dry Amendment Awaits Disposition Coalition Regulations on 32 PC Beverage Makes Appearance Today HARRISBURG Pa March coalition bills to make beer licenses as readily available as automobile licenses in Pennsylvania was introduced in the House of the State Legislature today by Rep James AlcClure Allegheny The bills written by Attorney Gen eral Schnader provided licenses be issued by the State Department of Revenue and provided for a State tax of per barrel HARRISBURG Par March leaders failed to reach an agreement today with Gov ernor Pinchot on the coalition beer control bill to be introduced in the General Assembly later in the day The Governor talked the proposed bill over with a group of 25 mem bers of the House and Senate He claimed no effort was made to reach a definite agreement but he admitted some of the conferees had disagreed with the provisions of the measure Attorney General William Schnader had drawn up The Governor plans to regulate the sale of beer in the State on two bases No saloons and no politics Certain of the members were em phatically in favor of putting beer back into politics Certain others were against it I shall mention no names the Governor said after the conference He revealed that beer licenses un der the coalition plan will be as easy to get as automobile licenses that tax moneys will go to the State and Continued on Page Ten PINCHOT ATTACKS ASSEMBLY LAXITY HARRISBURG Pa March Pinchots latest at tack on State Legislature activity compared its work to that of Con gress and found the State lawmakers lacking In Washington the political lead ers are forgetting everything but the needs of the people In Harrisburg the regular political leaders are forgetting everything but political advantage And thats the difference Pinchot said In three weeks he said Congress has passed much beneficial legisla tion In 12 weeks the State Legislature has passed a few bills dealing with such monumental and overshadow ing problems as the validation of de fective deeds the returns to be filed by constables in fourth class coun ties and the regulation of price dis play signs at stations In other words in 12 weeks the Pennsylvania Legislature has not en acted legislation equal to onehalf of one per cent of what Congress has done in three read the text of the speech motion for a new trial for Mag istrate Joseph H Czekay of Chester township Constable Frank Platt of Ridley township Constable Shirley OBrien of Tinicum township and Special Deputy Sheriff William Ser vofis of Eddystonc was dismissed to day by Judges Norman T Boose of Somerset county and Albert Dutton MacDade The four men were convicted in January on charges of extortion con spiracy and misbehavior in office were again convicted in October of the same charges but were granted 3 new trial The main contention set forth by the petitioners was that the assistant district attorney in his argument to the jury had used inflammatory and detrimental remarks but to this the judges did not agree the decision sets forth All four will appear Friday for sen tence WOMAN DYING OF STAB WOUNDS Margaret Boddy 24 Negro of 113 Bradley street is reported dsing in the Chester Hospital of stab wounds in the stomach and her commonlaw husband Roscoe Crockett 28 is be ing detained by police pending the outcome of the womans injuries The stabbing took place in front of the Bradley street address last night Both participants used knives police say Crockett appeared in police court with a large bandage covering his left chin Margaret of the same address who witnessed the brawl is also being held as a material witness ASKS FOR STATUTES ON VIOLATIONS WASHINGTON March The Senate Banking and Currency Committee voted today to request At torney General Cummings to submit a compilation of penal statutes to which treasury federal reserve na tional banks officials and others are liable for violation of federal bank regulations HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY H37 United Press TROPICAL PARK SCRATCHES K Girl All Play Tombercau Tetrarchal Last Irish If Ida Sun Dora Our One Ever There Golden Effort t Flower Day Mahomet Boo Weather clear track fast TEACHER SALARY CUTS BILL FAILS IN HOUSE VOTE Organization Leaders Strive to Save Act Con sidered Unfair Rep Ellwood J Turner Argued Slashes Would Keep Schools Open HARRISBURG Marc h House early today defeated legisla tion to permit reduction in teachers salaries The bill one of six sponsored by Representative Thomas B Wilson McKean was beaten 8S to 113 With the completion of the roll call however Wilson and other sup porters of the emergency school measures prepared for a new fight Before the result was announced Wilson officially changed his vote from aye to no Several others followed The action paves the way for re consideration of the vote Simultaneously Wilson asked and obtained postponement of final vote on the other five school bills Wilson came to Harrisburg against a physicians orders to lead the fight for the measures which supplant the proposed new school code Barely able to speak above a whisper he took the floor to call up the bill per mitting reductions in teachers sala ries He chose this measure rather than one which preceded it on the calendar and providing for elimination of dis tricts of less than 1000 population It was indicated the redistricting bill facing more general opposition might be deferred until today Explaining the first measure called for action Wilson said it permits districts to reduce teachers salaries 10 per cent and allows further re ductions with trie approval of the State Superintendent of Public In struction He said the latter provision was in serted to enable finally hardpressed districts to balance their budgets on reduced revenue and place their house in order Representative John C Hermansen Luzerne Republican opposed the measure declaring a wrong proce dure is being pursued by the promot ers of this bill He predicted passage of the measure would be the begin ning of a general reduction for the laboring classes Representative Albert L OConnor Cambria Democrat joined the attack He contended the bill would take from the local communities the right to run their own schools He charged the state superintendent would be come the sole dictator of the school system when the schools cannot meet their obligations The Republican Organization sent one of its representatives to the as sistance of the bill Representative Ellwcod J Turner Delaware county with whom Wilson had held several conferences rose to defend it Turner argued the reductions per mitted by the measure will help keep schools from closing TO JOIN CAPITALS DIPLOMATIC SET EVIDENCE LACKING SUSPECT RELEASED Ernest Kihlberg 62 of New York City who was arrested here Sunday afternoon on suspicion of enticing minors for immoral purposes was dis charged when arraigned for continued hearing before Magistrate Honan in police court today Kihlberg who claims to be a re ligious worker was recently ousted from a religious organization in New York police learned because of his actions The man is said to be men tally deficient He was ordered to leave the city immediately MICKEY WALKER SUED LOS ANGELES March Accusing Mickey Walker the Rum son N J bulldog of striking her while he was allegedly intoxicated Maybelle E today had filed suit for damages against the prizefighter CADET BREAKS ANKLE Cadet Frank More who recently fractured his left ankle while prac ticing on the basketball floor at Pennsylvania Military College is showing a lot of improvement in trie cadet hospital More is one of the star passers on the P M C fresh man five FOUND GUILTY ON SEVEN COUNTS i Soon to join Washingtons diplomatic and social circles are Andre Lc fevrc de Laboulaye the new French ambassador to the United States and members of his family shown here in their home in Paris France following Laboulayes appointment In the foreground left to rightarc ters Asnes and Marie Theresa and their mother Standing in the rear Francois a son and Ambassador Laboulaye FIFTEEN DIE AS PLANE CRASHES 12 Passengers and Crew of 3 Were FlyingFrom Brussels to London Some Jump and Hit Earth as a Plummet Machine of Huge Type POINT GAINED IN AGE PENSION TILT Vare Followers Win House Talbot Relief Now in Senate in HARRISBURG Pa March followers of Wil liam S Vare Philadelphia leader supported by Democrats labos mem bers and Pinchot Republicans triumphed by a two to one margin in a bitter battle over old age sions in the House of the State Legislature The point at issue was the dis charge of the committee on consti tutional amendments from further consideration of the Sowers amend ments permitting states and counties to appropriate for old age pensions and mothers assistance The vote on the motion affecting the state bill was 129 to 63 sup porting Rep Clinton Sowers Phila delphia Immediately a rising vote was taken on the second motion affecting the county measure and the result showed 129 in favor of the Sowers motion The negative vote was not taken Followers of former U S Senator Joseph Grundy and Republican organization regulars fought the action of the Vare forces Sowers in one of the briefest speeches he has ever made urged members to take their stand with courage in favor of old age pensions by supporting his motions The com mittee has had the amendments since Arrangements Complete for the Sessions Mark ing Schoolmens Week Continued on Page Ten GENERALLY FAIR WEATHER FOR TODAY Generally fair is the prediction in Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be colder tonight and fair and colder here tomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 48 degrees at p m and the lowest was 39 at a The average of 44 was normal for the date but six degrees below the aver age March 27 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 83 estab lished in 1921 and minimum 21 in 1894 Sunrise today was at a m and sunset will be at p m Eastern Standard Time David A Ward superintendent of Chester schools James L Rankin member of the Chester school board j and Carl Leech superintendent of schools Delaware county will take an active part in the program at the twentieth annual Schoolmens Week which will be held under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania from March29to April 1 Mr Rankin will participate in a discussion of school financing at a group conference of school directors in Houston Hall on the University campus at 2 oclock Wednesday after noon March 29 and Dr Ward will preside at a conference on Democ racy and Education to be held in Houston Hall at 4 oclock that after noon On Thursday afternoon at 130 oclock Mr Leach will open the dis cussion at a conference in Logan Hall where the status of legislation in Pennsylvania will be considered by the schoolmen All sessions of Schoolmens Week will be held as joint meetings with the Southeastern Convention District of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and an attendance of more than 5000 persons interested in variousphases of educational activity is expected The program will consist of nearly one hundred group conferences dem onstration lessons psychological clinics and general sessions the ma jority of which will be held on the Pennsylvania campus where the schoolmen will have their headquar ters in Houston Hall Group conferences to be held at 2 oclock on the afternoon of Wednes day March 29will open the fourday program and it will be brought to a close afc a general session and busi ness meeting which will be held at 11 oclock on Saturday morning BAN ON PARKING DIXMUDE Belgium March trimotored British Im perial Airways mail plane the City of Liverpool from Berlin to London via Cologne crashed in flames today near a village north of here Fifteen aboard were killed The huge trimotored craft left Haran Field Brussels nt p m carrying twelve passengers and a crew of three including a pilot me chanic and radio operator As the plnne roared in a heavy storm peasants in the field noticed it was in difficulty When less than miles from Dixmude the ship began to lose altitude speedily One person was seen to jump from the descending plane with a para chute The parachute failed to open and the victim plunged like a plummet to death Shortly afterward the plane fell to earth with a terrific crash Peasants from the surrounding countryside rushed to the scene while ambulances carrying doctors and nurses were sent out from Dix mude The plane was one of the Riant craft equipped with engines develop ing a total of 1200 horsepower used for regular service between London and other continental cities The crash occurred a little over an hour after the plane set out from Brussels Ths plane burst into flames as it crashed Peasants and rural Gen danvtcs from a nearby village man aged to reach the blazing craft in time to extricate the charred bodies of the pilot mechanic and four pas sengers including one woman The heat of the flames drove them back before they could continue the search There were no Americans aboard the plane according to first reports here The passengers were identified as eight Britons three Germans and one Belgian Their names were not immediately available Witnesses of the crash differed in their version as to how the disaster occurred some saying the plane burst into flames while still in the air OIL MEN DISAGREE ON TRADE March State officials and major and Inde pendent oil producers failed to reach an agreement today on a definite program for stabilization and reha bilitation of the oil industry When the hour arrived for 15 rep resentatives of the three groups as sembled here for conferences on the oil problem to report to Secretary of Interior Ickes Gov Alf Landon of Kansas chairman announced the members could not approve a pro posed plan without further study H Higgins Married Hospital Patient Same Name INCOME ADJUSTMENTS WASHINGTON March INS of income and estate tax announced by the Internal Rev enue Bureau Estate of Henry F Mitchell of Phil adelphia 5103487 Estate of Samuel Rea of Philadel phia 546048 US JOBLESS BILL MAY PASS TODAY j Measure Creating250000 Tasks BeingPushed in Senate Police of the traffic division are en forcing an ordinance against park ing in Wood street a small alley in the rear of the Y M C A building where although the ordinance has long been in standing it has been regularly disregarded by motorists A sign prohibiting parking in the street at any time has been placed by the police department In Springtime a young mans thoughts turn to well get an earful of this A couple partly young stepped from a rather ritzy auto at Elkton jMd They dodged newspapermen and taxi men whose main job is to steer prospective couples to some nice marrying parson And they reached the bureau where marriage licenses are issued without much questioning The young lady gave her name as Eugenia M McMurray and her age as 29 of this city Her hubbytobe gave his name and age as Thomas H Higgins 60 of this city The latter name is the same as that of a journalist who publishes a weekly in this city To complicate the situation Thomas H Higgins 60 of 521 Welsh street was admitted to the Chester Hospital yesterday morning at 1230 oclock and was listed as a surgical case He was docketed as married and his wifes name was given as Mrs Jean Higgins Act Concerning Veterans is Explained NORMAN BAILLIESTEWART LONDON March Norman BaillieStewart 24 of the Sealorth Highlanders was found not guilty of three of the tsn charges against him today by 2 courtmar tial which tried him for allegedly betraying his countrys military secrets to a German agent In accordance with courtmartial procedure it was understood he was held guilty on the other seven Sentence will be pronounced later WASHINGTON March The Senate today began formal con sideration of the Roosevelt reforesta tion plan while a companion unem ployment relief Wagner 5500000000 plan for direct relief grants to the ap proval of the Senate Banking and Currency Committee Passage of the reforestation bill was expected within a few hours In approving the Wagner bill the committee included a restriction that not more than 15 per cent of the new funds may be granted to any one state As its first action on the reforesta tion bill the Senate accepted a rider removing the 15 per cent limitation on expenditures of unemployment re lief funds from the sum appropriated last year The action was taken to Continued on Page Ten Since the passage of the Presidents economy bill which effects veterans drawing pensions and disabilities the offices of the Home Service Section of the Chester Chapter of the Ameri can Red Cross have been besieged by numbers of veterans each day who request all manner of information re garding the new status of their claims for pensions and disabilities The local headquarters of the Red Cross in the Deshong Mansion Tenth street and Edgmont avenue has been supplied with a resume of the conj text of the act as it affects the erans so that they may be able to supply those who inquire with the proper information In the bulle tins received from the national headj quarters a brief outline of those who will continue to receive pensions will be as follows Any person who served in the ac tive military or naval service and who is disabled as a result of dis ease or injury or aggravation of a preexisting disease or injury incurred in line of duty in such service Persons who served in the active military or naval service during the SpanishAmerican including the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippine insurrection or the World War and who is permanently disabled as a result of injury or disease however the President may reduce the rate of the pension as he may deem proper Widows or children may benefit as well as dependent mothers and fath ers of any person who dies as a re sult of disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the active military or naval service The widow or child of any deceased per son who served in the active naval or military service during the Spanish American War including the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippine Insur rection In provisions relating to World War service the date of Nov ember ii 1918 will be used as the official closing of the war activities Under the new arrangements the minimum and maximum monthly rates for pensions which may be paid for disabilities and death will be as disability from to for death from 512 to Three distincttypes of allowances will be paid and scaled under the new pension plan as follows Disabilities and deaths resulting from disease or injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty in wartime service Disabili ties and deaths resulting from dis ease or injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty in peacetime service Disabilities and deaths not incurred in service Detailed instructions regarding the means to be used in determining the new ratings have been placed In the hands of the officials of the local Home Service Section and veterans of ail wars can receive details there which will be direct from the Vet erans Bureau in Washington PA TSYDAMA TO BEER BARON WIPED OUTBY UNMEN NEAR HOME GANGSTERS VICTIM FASQUALC PATSY DAMATO LEGION OF HONOR MEETS A special meeting of the Chester chapter Legion of Honor will be held this evening at thehome of William Zuckerman 617 Sproul street presi dent of the chapter Dr Curtis Howard Springer will address the meeting Seventh Ward Italian For Years Engaged in Distribution of Beer to Dealers Shot Down As He Conversed With Son in Front of Apartment House at Third and Kerlin Streets Last Night Occupant of Green Sedan Opens Fire With Shotgun as Vehicle Cruised Slowly Past With Many Slugs in Body Dies 15 Minutes Later in the Chester Hospital Price of Beer Goes Up for PatsyWho Pays With Life The price of beer went up last night Either a matter of ethics or finances only a rnixup on deliv eries resulted in the squat sometime surly Pasqualc DAmoto leaving this vale of tears in a big hurry Patsy was typical Of the prohibi tion era of these United States For merly a shipyard guard he early sensed the easy profits of beerrun ning He started out in a minor way with plenty of competition He asked no none Gradually he was given the selling riphts to the leading speakeasies and clubs of the city His territory grew and grew until he was Czar of the of KerUrTstirccl Later this territory expanded With the amber stream with which he flooded the city there came a flow of gold Collection time on Mondays t A 16gauge sawedoff shotgun in the hands of a beer t mob barked a requiem for Chesters beer baron Pasquale Jast night And today no progress has been made as to the identity of his slayers or whence they came or where they The man who rose from a smalltime bootlegger to a Czar among beer runners in this section was slain in sight of his son Arthur as he stood near his apartment building on the southwest corner of Third and Kerlin streets Seven teen slugs ten of which pierced his body found their mark They got me They got me were the last and only words DAmato uttered before lapsing into unconscious ness He died 15 minutes later in the Chester Hospital City and county police are still scratching their heads and wonder ing who are the murderers and why Patsy was rubbed out They cant believe it was on account of a beer battle with legalized beer so close at hand Assistant District Attorney William B McClenachan Jr took charge of the probe and worked un til early this morning with Capfcairr Fceney and county sleuths seeking a clue Relatives who have been ques tioned are closemouthed and pro fess ignorance about the wholia affair Employes of the beer king fled soon after the gunplay prob ably fearing a similar fate They were still in hiding this morning DAmato who lived in an omata home at 315 Kerlinstreet was stand ing at Third and Kerlin streets talk ing to hlsVSoh Arthur and another boy when dark colored Chrysler sedan came slowly up Third street in the direction of Market street shortly before 10 oclock As the car approached the boys walkedtowards DAmatos automobile found Patsy with a roll of money resembling that of a pnperhangers samples Pie prospered bought a fine home on Kerlin street above Third and became Chesters best known beer baron His estate is said to include a insurance policy with a double indemnity clause Several years ngo a group of Fed eral agents headed by Major Turner raided Patsys bottling establish ment at Third and Kcrlih streets and after confiscating the equipment sent DAmato to police headquarters pending his making arrangements to obtain bond for his appearance be fore the U S Commissioner la Phil adelphia where he later wasfreed The late Mickey Bradley was on duty as turnkey at headquarters when DAmato was ushered in Patsy neatly attired and plainly Continued on Page Ten FIVE YOUNG MEN AWAIT SENTENCE Plead Guilty to Charges of Robbery Parents Are Addressed by Court Five youths all under 20 years of age sat before Judge W Roger Frone fleld at Media yesterday and pleaded guilty to charges of breaking and en tering with intent to steal conspiracy and larceny After questioning each one carefully as the his homelife and associates Judge Fronefield spoke with feeling to their parents on the subject of crime and youth Your boys between the ages of 16 and 20 are causing far more trouble than the rest of the people put together and a third of the rea son for it Is the movies At 12 years of age they start going to the movies regularly in the evenings between 14 and 16 they get into trouble 17 and 18 they come before me in court and by the time they are 20 they are in the penitentiary On February 26 these five boys gathered at a favorite lounging place the corner or Twentyfifth and Morton streets in Philadelphia One had borrowed his fathers car two were under the influence of liquor and their destination was nowhere in par ticular They finished up the evening by robbing an A and P store on the corner of Penn boulevard and Balti more pike East The Continued on Page Ten IT S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON March Treasury balance as of March 25 expenditures 08550 customs receipts JEWSWMTO RAP NAZIS ACTS Million Last Night Gath ered In Protest Meetings Still Busy NEW YORK March meetings over the United States Jews estimated to number more than 1000000 gathered last night to pro test against reported antlsemitic ac tions of the Hitler government of Germany Heading the demonstrations was a great gathering in New York which was addressed by Catholic and Prot estant leaders as well as by Jews More than 20000 persons crowded Madison Square Garden to protest the Hitler policies and at least 35 000 more were turned away This persecution must be dragged out into the open sunlight and given the same treatment we gave the Ku Klux Klan Alfred E Smith shouted to the Madison Square Garden meet ing Throughout the speeches there was constant emphasis upon the impor Continucd on Page Ten TEACHERS PAY CUT ACCEPTED Formal Action Is Taken at Meeting Held by School Directors Formal acceptance of the decision of the teachers of the Chester schools to take an additional salary cub by contribution which was adopted at a recent meeting of the Chester Teachers Association was made night by the school directors at a regular session held in the Larkin School Broad and Crosby streets A letter was read to the board by C P Larkin Jr president whicli set forth the matter The cut will be affective as of last February first and will continue to the end of the current term The pay will continue as usual with the exception that the pay for the List two weeks of the current term will be retained which will in fact amount to about a 10 per cent reduction In the letter of acceptance the members of the Teachers Association asked for some changes from the present system of pay days Regarding the latter item the matter was referred to the teach ers committee of the school board for consideration The letter was signed by Miss Florence Williams president of the association Acceptance was made to be effec tive for the presentterm with a sin gle pay day for June on the twenty first and with the state retirement fund pay for the whole month to be made on the single pay day basis Payment of to John Wana makcr of Philadelphia was author ized as fifty per cent of the total payment for the furnishings In the Jefferes School Payment of HEAD OF SUNDAY SCHOOL A SUICIDE LANSDALE Pa March over unemployment William H Anders 51 superintendent of the Lansdale Schwenkfelder Sun day school ended his life early today by hanging himself in the garage of his brother John Ander used the tailboard chain of his brothers truck to end his life He had been formerly employed by an asbestos manufacturing firm ac Ambler Continuedon Page Ten SEEKS DIVORCE FROM EGYPTIAN HUSBAND Mrs Genevleve E Topalian 24 of 30 Amherst avenue Swarthmore has started divorce proceedings at Media against Hagop Dearene Topalian 36 of Cairo Egypt charging him with cruel and barbarous treatment and Indignities to the person The libel filed by Joseph A Rain vllle attorney for Mrs Topalian sets forth that they were married in Paris on September 14 1928f at which time the libellant was a resident of Roscmont this county and Topalian was a resident of Egypt After the marriage they went to Egypt to live According to the petition Mrs Topalian accuses her husband of treating her cruelly on October 1 1928 two weeks after the marriage This continued she avers until Oc tober 13 1931 when they separated WOMAN DIES AT 105 SCRANTON Pa March Lorancy R Rice 105 believed to be Lackawanna countys oldest resident died at the home of her son George Rice Taylor borough Mrs Rice was born in Pen Yan New York ETNSTEINS IN BRUSSELS BRUSSELS Belgium March Albert Einstein and Frau Einstein arrived today from their American visit The professor said he had spent several sleepless nights because of the bad news from Germany Topics of Times We just learned that President Roosevelt used four pens to sign the beer bill Probably afraid that ona might run dry Judging from the way the adminis tration has been going this years Easter bunny is going to be pulled out of a hafc Bill Asks For Chester Hospital HARRISBURG March John J McClure Df Delaware county had a bill in Senate Committee today appro priating to the Chester Hospital Chester Another bill introduced by the Senator would establish as a tate highway a section of Flower treet beginning1 at the rntersec ion of Concord road Chester and running to a point at the city Inc Foreign trade may be slack but several big schooners are due here on and after April 7 Hitler says he will give full coop eration to the Olympic Games in 1935 in Berlin Probably the biggest event will be chucking the treaty Government economy continues to be a pain in the neck to some of our illustrious congressmen Former Insull stockholders turn in a ton of securities hoping to realize something on their claims Guilt edged securities at that Weather WASHINGTON March UP Forecast for tonight and Wednesday Eastern Pennsylvania Fair tonight and Wednesday colder tonight and in southeast portion Wednesday Western Pennsylvania Fair tonight and Wednesday colder tonight New Jersey Fair and colder tonight and Wednesday TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m38 11 a m52 7 a m38 Noon 8 a m44 1 p m52 9 a m48 2 p nir52 10 a m48
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