Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Chester Times Newspaper Archive: April 1, 1933 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: Chester Times

Location: Chester, Pennsylvania

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Chester Times (Newspaper) - April 1, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET tAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17556 Daily Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA SATURDAY APRIL 1 1933 PRICE TWO CENTS FEAR ASSEMBLY WILL NOT PASS BEER MEASURE Local Communities May Be Called Upon to Find Con trol Methods Survey Shows 18 States Moving Toward Repeal 7 in Bills HARRISBURG April 1 Virtually certain that the State Leg islature will have nothing on the statute books to control the sale of beer on April 7 municipal officials today scrutinized laws for loopholes that might give them local regulation Ostensibly beer control is their pur pose but revenue is their direct aim Considering the turmoil into which the legalization of beer has thrown the general assembly municipal offi cials are desirous of geting full bene fit of revenues that otherwise will be lost until the state enacts a regula tory measure Moreover the revenue prize might be extended to consid erable size because of the threecor nered battle in the assembly Gov Gifford Pinchot has warned legislators that any measure not in accordance with his bill will be ve toed Rep Clinton A Sowers organi zation Republican of Philadelphia has defied this threat with a bill embody ing his own ideas Democrats are reported to be considering the intro duction of a measure entirely differ ent from the others Indications are that a solution may be a matter of weeks During this period beer can be sold on an un restricted basis as far as the state itself is concerned Bufc there is one open to municipal regulation This power rests in the state law which permits political subdivisions to tax anything not taxed by the state Without state control beer will fall into this category As soon as the general assembly passes a reg ulatory bill which is signed by the governor the localtaxes would auto cease While the state permits municipali j ties to levy such a tax it was gen erally believed a local ordinance for this purpose would be of little use as a revenueraiser Cities boroughs and Continued on Last Page GEOEMXTO GET FEE Register of Wills Shares in Taxes of Dor rance Estate With the announcement at Harris burg yesterday that the Pennsylvania State Treasury was enriched 501330 through payment of the greater part of tho sUte inheritance tax on the estate of Dr John T i Dorrance former head of the Camp bell Soup Company Camden N J it was also made known that George E Hill register of wills in Delaware county will receive as his fee on the tax payment Mr Hill was the first to establish the states claim to the enormous estate He filed an appraisal of the Dorrance estate in the Delaware Cjbunty Court placing its value at In answer the estate afToraeys contended the figure was excessive Their answer gave the state an opening wedge for its fight to collect the tax Mr Hill who was absent from his office yesterday to attend to some official duties in Harrisburg returned this morning to Media where he was Continued on Page Two MAYOR KLINES CASE COMES TO AN END PITTSBURGH April fINS The Kline malfeasance case was wiped off the slate today Through counsel former Mayor Charles H Kline paid a fine of part of his sentence following convic tion on misdemeanor charges and Withdrew his appeal to the Pennsyl vania Supreme Court Todays final act rang down the curtain on the Kline case and came as an antfclirnax to the formal accept ance of the mayors resignation yes terday U S TREASURY BALANCE SECURES BIG FEE WASHINGTON April 1 UP The treasury net balance for March 30 was S50344591661 Expenditures that day were S499135997 Customs receipts for the month through March 30 were 81664171703 SAYS HUNDREDS OF PROPERTIES NEVER ASSESSED PROFESSIONAL BONDSMAN PROBEi IS THREATENED Head of County Board of j Ire of Judge Broomall Ar Revision Estimates roused by Revelations in Value at Declares Owners of of City Properties Have Not Paid a Cent of Taxes George E Hill register of wills of Delaware county who will get from the huge Dorrance estate taxes paid to Pennsylvania j More than 600 properties with a total assessed valuation of more than that had never been as sessed under the old system of local assessors have been located since the organization of the Board for Assessment and Revision of Taxes In this city properties valued at 590000 whose owners never paid a cent of taxes have also been un covered by the board Liquor Case Directs That and Man Who Bonded De fendant Be Summoned A sweeping investigation of the practice of professional bondsmen having easy access to prisoners com mitted to the county jail for Jack of bail was threatened by Judge M Broomail yesterday when a man brought before him for sentence re vealed the manner in which the sys tem operates The defendant James MacDonald I of Edgemont township pleaded guilty to liquor charges and Judge Broomnfl asked him how it came about that James L Tulbot a professional HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY United Press AT TROPICAL PARK Mr Vstris Gamma Delta Jazz Age Greek Maiden Red Riot Belles Last Little Joyce Beauty Brown Locks Sunny World Mrs Let Sweet Outis Rosevolt Opos sum Brandon Prince Appia Full Dress Palyfon Locust Weather clear track fast Watch Your Step Tis April Fool Day Be on your guard today Dont kick a derby lying on the sidewalk Be wary of might be glued down And be skep tical of any funny stones Yes its April Fool or All Fools Day which is observed by nearly all nations even those not known as Christian countries The first people to observe a festival of fools were the Hindus WELFARE SOCIETY ACTIVITIES ARE ABLY DISCUSSED Speaker of House of Rep resentatives Addresses Lansdowne Meeting J H Ward Hinkson County Relief Board Chairman Also Speaks Grover C Talbot Speaker of the State House of Representatives at Harrisburg was the principal speaker at an open meeting held last night in the social hall of the Lansdowne Baptist Church under the auspices of the Family Welfare Society of Eastern Delaware County Mr Talbot speaking straight from the shoulder explained to the resi dents of the area embraced by the society in attendance at the meeting the gigantic task which the State Legislature is facing in attempting to provide for unemployment relief C Wilfred Conard president of the so ciety presided In placing before his constituents the scope of the workof the Legis lature Mr Talbot who is sponsor of the legislation through which thousands of Pennsylvanians are re Continued on Last Page WOMAN FLIER IS KILLED IN CRASH PHOENIX Ariz April Mrs Jessie W Chapman woman flier of Los Angeles and Chicago was killed today in a collision between a truck and her automobile 011 the Coast highway near Liberty 35 miles west of here A companion Mrs Gladys Ward 37 wife of a Detroit physician was injured Mrs Wards condition was not serious hospital physicians here said The two women were en route to Agua Caliente Baja California and Honolulu They were winter visitors in Phoenix of directors of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce at a regular meeting held at the Chester Club yesterday afternoon Mr Skelly spoke as follows The Board for Assessment and Revision of Taxes is comprised of three members and 28 assistants Harry M Birney Jr is chairman and the other member besides my self is Adplph J Klinka of Kirklyn I suppose it is quite natural that there should be wide public interest and perhaps some criticism of the work of our board Howrever we fell that the result will be satisfactory to all fair minded persons for the reason that for the first time in the history of Delaware county there will be so far as is humanly possible an equali zation of the tax burden among all concerned In this connection it is interesting to note that the assessment as for merly made by local assessors at a cost of is now being done on an appropriation of less than the old method of making the assessment Formerly there was no coordination of the work of the assessors It was more or less of a hit or miss proposition with the re sult that many properties were as sessed at as as 15 per cent of their real value while some properties were assessed as high as 125 per cent of their value This of course is unfair unequitable and will not be tolerated under the system now in Continued on Page Thirteen INSULL GOING INTO BUSINESS IN ATHENS ATHENS Greece April Samuel Insull former Chicago utili ties magnate served notice on Greek authorities today that he is going into business in Greece with funds to bs raised abroad The former multimillionaire who has remained in Athens since his ex tradition to the United States where he is wanted on charges of larceny and embezzlement with the collapse of his utility empire was refused by x court filed an application Resignation of two couhcilmen and decision to request the resignation of a patrolman featured a special meeting of Norwood borough coun cil held Thursday night at the home of William Creagmile president of Council The meeting was called to take action on matters affecting the po lice department and other business it was learned yesterday Council voted to request the resignation of Patrolman Alexander Blades who has been absent from duty for a fort night or more having been recently under treatment in Chester Hos pital Ernest Harrington of Mohawk avenue chairman of the police light and fire committee of council ten dered his resignation as a member of council and was temporarily named as patrolman to fill Blades position He was scheduled to go on duty last night Paul Alexander a member of coun cil for several years tendered his resignation giving ill health as his reason The vacancy in council caused by Mr Alexanders resigna tion was filled by the election of Joseph G Langer of Urban avenue Council will cet for its April session next Tuesday evening when it is possible that Mr Harringtons successor will be chosen and the police vacancy filled perma nently ENFORCING MOTOR CAR INSPECTION MacDonald his cell by the jail We arc determined to abolish this racket Judge Broomall declared and we will conduct nn investigation to find out how these things are done He ordered MacDonald com mitted to the care of Probation Offi cer Lewis Palmer with the instruc tions that the man who secured Tal bots services is to be identified and brought into Court Talbot will also be summoned MacDonald said he was committed on January 31 for lack of bail when State police raided a service station he operated on the West Chester pike Edgemont and found a quantity of liquor Several hours after he was placed in a cell he said a man came to him and said that he could secure bail for him for MacDonald said he did not have that much money and later Talbot ap peared and after a discussion Mac Donald was taken before the magis trate who committed him and Talbot posted bail for him They then went Continued on Last Page GIRLS PROMPT ACT SAVES PARENTS LIFE The presence vof mind and quick thinking of a girl last evening saved life of her father xvho was unconsious from monoxide gas The child Barbara Smith daughter of Mr and Mrs Elmer J Smith 747 Linden avenue Drexel Hill was home with her father awaiting the arrival of lier mother who was at tending a funeral The father said he wras going tothe garage tomake some repairs to his car Fifteen minutes later the child be came curious and walked to the gar age to see what her parent was do ing The garage doors were closed and gaining entrance the child found her father slumped over the wheel of his car the engine of which was running Without becoming freightened as most children of her age would have done she turned oft the ignition and then threw open the doors of the garage to let the air in Then she ran into her home and telephoned for the ambulance of the Delaware County Hospital Going next door to the home of Sergeant Louis Nagle of the Upper Darby police she noti fied him Physicians at the hospital this morning stated that it was the prompt action of Barbara that saved her father WOMAN BELIEVED INSANE ENDS LIFE The State Highway Patrol today began a threemonths enforcement period of the compulsory motor ve der of a lease on the Vivi Lignite Mine in Macedonia for two months NEGRO CASE JURY SELECTED DECATUR Ala April The trial of Hay wood Patterson one of the nine Negro scotboro case defendants charged with attacking two white girls was in adjournment until Monday today after selection of a jury of 12 white men Judge James E Horton rejected a defense motion But 968240 vehicles had been in spected up to last night the Depart ment of Revenue revealed in stating that prosecution of the remaining 30 per cent would be vigorously carried out Operators convicted of driving un inspected cars faced a fine of and costs and in default of payment im prisonment for not more than five days Police of all municipalities in the Believed to have become temporarily insane as the result of a recent nervous attack Mrs L J Kurena of Ninth near Potter street ended her life by hanging in a garage at the rear of a house at Eighth and Pot ter streets sometime yesterday The body was found at 130 p m by Jacob Zoslaw owner of the garage who called police The woman had been dead many hours when found and the body was removed to the morgue of Deputy Coroner White at Third and Norris strets Mrs Kurena a native of Cleveland Ohio formerly resided on East Roland road Parkside She moved to the j tworoom apartment on Broad street j about a month ago Police learned that the womans husband is a quar termaster on a Sun Oil Company tanker plying between Marcus Hook and Beaumont Tex The woman left no note police say They did however find a verse about death which had been clipped from a newspaper in the womans pocket book COUNCIL JR DEAVENPORT SUPT OF POLICE Former Chief of Police Sponsored by Mayor Ward for New Post When their automobile skidded night NThe wreckage is shown above the Media Hospital Herbert llosmer by Price and crashed nffalnsl a pole three lioys and a girl were near death last Reese Brown 14 and Jump 15 shown insets are in 16 the driver is suffering from a fractured skull Reports Indicate Trade in Those Shops Is Practi cally Paralyzed On for One Day But May Be Renewed if Criticism Continues BERLIN April Nazi boycott of Jewish industry and com merce was reported 100 per cent complete in Berlin today Two hours after the ndict clamping down a closure of all places of busi ness owned by Jews went into ef fect the stoppage of all trade with proscribed elements of the population had been completed in many other cities as welly as in Berlin In many quarters of Berlin a holiday seemed to be in progress Not a German man nor a German woman shall enter a Jewish store Thousands of Jewish shops not only in the larger cities but in the villages failed to open Jewish banks remained open by government permission to facilitate trade and Jewishowned newspapers were not disturbed Otherwise Jewish business will remain at a standstill until 7 oclock tonight when the one day boycott is brought to an end to be revived next Wednesday by gov ernmental decree unless the anti German atrocity propaganda in the outside world has completely ceased No disorders were reported any where at an early hour The govern ments promise to carry out the boy cott with iron discipline apparently has been fulfilled Throughout the country Nazi pickets were posted outside the larger stores owned by Jews to take the Continued on Page Thirteen OXFORD CREW EASILY cars QUIT STATE JOBS Personnel changes in State de partments at Harrisburg today showed 25 voluntary resignations seven dismissals and ten appoint ments Among those who resigned were Edward Ocker Upper Darby Labor and Industry Department and Lucien Carpenter Haverford Justice Department TAKEN ON KIDNAP CHARGE PUTNEY Eng April The Light Blues of Cambridge beat Oxfords fighting varsity today in the 85th rowing of the classic boa trace on the Thames It was the tenth consecutive vic tory for the Cantabs and their 44th of the series which started in 1829 Cambridge led all the way except at the very start The first flurry of strokes found the Dark Blue shell slightly in the lead but as soon as the rival crews settled clown into their stride for the 4Va mile grind the Cambridge boat was pushed ahead and continually gained as they swept around the S shaped course PRINTING CCxlTEAlT DIES Car of Media School Pupils Overturns Collision at Springfield Herbert Hosmcr 1C of 222 East Second street Media received a frac tured skull when the automobile in which he was driving three com panions one a girl skidded last night at Creek road near Red Bridge road Media struck a pole and overturned He isin Media Hospital in critical condition Maurice Brown 14 of 406 North Jackson street Media received a frac tured thigh nnd cuts of the head and knees Ho is a son of A Maurice Brown Media councilman Elizabeth Jump 15 also suffered a fractured thigh William Puartcr 14 driver of the car was hurled the top but escaped juries Leone Baldwin 14 had left the group about 10 minutes before the accident was not hurt The four were riding home from a meeting at the Boy Scouts camp on Creek road near Rose Tree road when the accident happened All arc pupils in the eighth grade of the Me dia public school It was said at the hospital this morning that the condition of Hos mcr and Brown was considered se rious Crash at Springfield Pour persons were Injured when an automobile driven by Miss Bessie ONeill of Wilmington Del and a car operated by Edgar W Moore Jr of Sharon Hill figured in collision on the Baltimore pikn nt Woodland ave nue Springfield at 440 oclock yes terday afternoon When treated at the Delaware County Hospital the Injured gave their names as Emily Jones Clay mont who sustained lacerations of the Mary McGorty Wilming ton suffering from a broken foot Mrs Mary Sanon Wilmington who sustained a laceration over the right eye and Mrs Elizabeth Chase of Wilmington who was suffering from lacerations of the face and leg Following the crash Officer Smith of the Springfield force took Moore in custody and when arraigned be fore Magistrate William Morgan of Springfield he gave security for his appearance at a hearing to be held on Monday April 10 AT VATICAN POPE PIUS OFFICIATES Symbolized by Breaking Holy Door Into St Peters Basilica Wiliiam F Fell Philadelphia presi dent of a printing company which boars his name died at his home after a weeks illness He was 80 CANNON ASSAIL ROOSEVELT SMILE MUST SERVE TI WINNIPEG Man April Canadian mounted police today ar rested Ray Robinson Canadian at Rorketon Man about 200 miles north of Winnipeg on charge of complicity in the kidnaping last June of Haskell Bohn son of a wealthy St Paul manufacturer An urgent plea to motorists to observe the rules of the road and thereby avoid accidents is made by the Keystone Automobile Club fol lowing reports from Harrisburg that with a smaller number of vehicles registered there was an increase in accidents in February compared with the same month last year The number of persons killed in February was 144 against 124 in Feb ruary 1932 and the number of per sons injured was 3165 compared with 2650 in the corresponding month a year ago said Edward P Curran safety director of the club In the state reports excessive speed is given as the cause of 44 per cent of the accidents In this connection it is well for the average driver to understand that excessive speed does not necessarily mean exceeding the legal limit of 40 miles on the open road or the 20mile limit where such limitation is imposed It means speed too great for the conditions under which a car may be operated There are cir cumstances where a speed of 15 miles an hour is too great for the safety of persons Involved The great need of the day is for the education of Continued on Page Thirteen Southern Methodist Bishop Speaks at the Third Pres byterian Church In a prohibition lecture giver last evening in the Third Presbyterian Church Broad and Potter streets Bishop James Cannon Jr secretary of the Board of Temperance Pro hibition and Social Welfare of the Methodist Episcopal Church criti cized the President of the United States when he cited a press article which had spoken of the Presidents smiling at the time he placed his sig nature upon the beer bill and then asking the news photographers and reporters if they Had seen the smile and upon request again posing with a smile for the benefit of the pho tographers The bishop said that he had so criticized the President be cause he had deemed such action im proper by the chief executive of this nation when he was dealing with a bill which many of the leading con gressmen had considered unconstitu tional and which had consistently been opposed by the churches of the Protestant faith throughout the na tion Beginning with the early endeavors Continued on Page Thirteen Former Peace Justice and Constables Convicted of Extortion Sentenced Former Justice of the Peace Joseph H Czckay of Chester town ship must spend at least three years in the county prison on minimum sentences imposed upon him at Media yesterday afternoon in addi tion to paying fines amounting to and the costs of prosecution Codefendants former Constables Shirley OBrien of Tinicum town ship and Frank Platt of Ridley township and Special Deputy Sheriff William Servos of Eddystone were each sentenced to minimum terms of two years with fines amounting to each The prosecution of the former offi cials grew out of a raid and the later trial of Frank DAmato of Knowlton road Middletown township whose farm was raided by the quartet on the morning of August 4 DAmato who was convicted squealed on Czekay and his companions charging them with an attempt to shake him down Czekay was first sentenced by Judge Norman T Boose of Somerset MRSJUDD THREATENS SUICIDE IN PRISON STATE PRISON FLORENCEAriz April guards In creased their watch today over Winnie Ruth Judd condemned murderer to prevent her from carrying out re peated threats of suicide A prison matron stood at the en trance of Mr Judds cell as Warden A G Walker issued orders for in creased alertness following disclosure that the Blonde Tigress had made an unsuccessful attempt to through a bar of her cell Skidding on the slippery street as it rounded a corner yesterday afternoon an automobile operated by John Charojst of Main street Upland crashed into the parked automobile of W S Deakync 430 East Twen tieth street causing damage amount ing to S22 Charest was arrested but released when arraigned in police court this morning for a continued hearing next Friday He told Magis trate Honan that he would settle for the damages AH Cardinals 100 Bishops and Patriarchs in Velvet Robes Assist VATICAN CITY April UP With all the medieval splendor tradi tional to the church Pope Pius XI today inaugurated the extraordinary Holy year of 1933 In the most color ful pageant since his coronation 11 years ago For the first time In history the Holy Year its beginning symbolized by breaking through the sealed Holy Peters basilica com memorates the death of Christ rather than his birth which has hitherto been marked four times each century by special yearlong observances Todays ritual carried out with a display of richness only exceeded when a Pontiff is raised to the throne began with a magnificent procession to the Holy door which had been blocked by solid masonry since the Holy Year of 1025 Every Cardinal in Rome a hundred bishops and scores of archbishops and patriarchs with violet robes relieved by rich laces and jewelled mitres on their heads surrounded the Pope dur ing the solemn and impressive pag eant Lining the route of the brief pro cession and acting as a spcctaclar bodyguard were the papal guards In full dress uniform In accordance with Lenten customs the predominant color of the pre lates robes was violet The pontiff wore a precious miter The climax of the ceremony came when the Pope arrived before the Is Former Member of State Constabulary Was With Ford Company James H Deavenport former police chlei of this city was appointed to the new post of superintendent of police at a special session of City Council held at 11 a m today An ordinance creating the new position in the police department was passed on final reading n davs ago the measure being sponsored by Mayor William Ward Jr The new superintendent was con nected with the Pennsylvania State Constabulary before coming to this city In January 1919 he resigned from the State police to accept the captaincy of the Chester mounted police succeeding Captain Porter B Dennis who resigned He served ip this post for several months until the resignation of Chief of Police John Vance when he was elevated to chief by the late Mayor Wesley S McDowell Deavenport served as chief of police under Mayor Mc Dowell and under former Mayor Wil vSJS TRamsey resign ing in April W22 when he entered the contract ing business This venture proved fruitless and later he abandoned the business to accept an executive post with tho local plant of the Ford Motor Com pany which billet he filled until ho resigned lastyear While the duties of the new official arc not quite clear it is understood that he will work under the direct supervision of Mayor Ward who is hend of the police department There may be some reorganisation of the force to tend for better efficiency as Deavenport is known to be a thorough policeman and detective and a strict disciplinarian Superintendent Deavenport was congratulated by a host of friends fol lowing his appointment He was im mediately sworn into office and began hisduties immediately The new of ficial will not donaUniform it is understood Continued on Last FAIR AND COLDER WEATHER FORECAST Occasional rain and warmer is the prediction in Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be generally fair and colder tomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 52 degrees at 2 p m and the lowest was 44 at 725 a m The average of 48 was two degrees above normal for the date but two degrees below the average March 31 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 74 established in 1920 and mini mum 21 in 1923 Sunrise today was at 545 a m and sunset will be at 625 p m east ern standard time ORGANIZE CLUB A group of young cycling enthusi asts of this city recently met and formed the Chester Cycle Club with temporary headquarters in the West End Two officers were elected at the organization meeting Arthur Gart side president and Michael Hoven secretary The purpose of ihe club is for social and recrctaional periods to be held by the group and the promotion of safe riding The group now meets at the home of Ellis Hughes 213 Reaney street every Wednesday evening and invites any cycle fan to join The school district of Colllngdalo ts advertising for bids for the pur chase of in coupon bonds in denominations of each bearing interest at the rate of cent and payable semiannuallyj The school board will meet on Monday evening April 17 to receive the bids It was learned from asource close to the school board that payment of of bonds is due this month and because of the moratorium on the First National Bank of Darby tyingup the funds of the school dis trict temperarily it has found necessary to float the new refunding bond issue to pay off the 833000 ten year bond issue maturing this month ROBINSON CONVICTED ON B L CHARGES Alexander D Robinson former vice president of the closed North western Trust Company in Phila delphia was convicted on three In dictments charging embezzlement of the funds of a building and loan as sociation by a Jury today Robinson was previously convicted on charges of embezzling funds of the defunct trust company Two other building and loan of ficials Harry A Rau and Georga Nahm were convicted while Chris tian A Fisher August E Nahm Jr and Charles B Moore were ac quitted Beer bung boom boosts business in Berwlnd W Va Buying bigger and better bungs brings bright burst of balm to the bankburdened Coldest spot in the world is Ver hoyvansk where it gets 95 below zero Imagine trying to pronounce it with your teeth chattering What is really needed now is beer brewed from grain raised by con tented farmers Writer says it will take 30 years to raise another crop of suckers in this country Maybe the new admin istration can figure out a plan to restrict production even then A march on Washington by an army of unemployed college grad uates is being planned Story does not specify what course they are go ing to take Interest In John Morton Continued on Thirteen France has already lost in trade because she refused to pay U S that debt instalment of 000000 Penny wise franc foolish Man was struck by an interurban bus on Chester pike the other day Just another fellow whos gone stage struck A share of stock in hand is worth two in a holding corporation Spanish young men are demand ing that their fiancees know how to cook so the government has been forced to open cooking schools for them In the U S a bridegroom wants a bride who knows how to bring in something to cook Tell my enemies the hour will yet come when it xvill be acknowledged my vote in favor of American Inde pendence was the most illustrious act of my life These words the dying statement of John Morton Pennsylvania signer of th4j Declaration of Independence might well be inscribed in letters of gold upon a monument to the mem ory of the lionhearted statesman whose vote in the Pennsylvania Dele gation unalterably committed the Keystone State to the cause of in dependence in the memorable year of 1778 Instead the remains of theDela ware county delegate lie in a burying ground on East Third street under a slim gray shaft that points its way bravely upward from the Delaware river valley The projected monu ment for which the State Legislature in 1927 appropriated has never been erected The state appropriation was first conditioned upon the raising of an additional by citizens of Dela ware county and since 1927 a com mittee has sought to carry out a pro gram that would result in the build ing of the monument I understand the amount the citi zens must raise has been lowered to on Page Seven The Wealthier WASHINGTON April forecast Eastern Pennsylvania Showers tonigrht and colder Sunday mostly cloudy and colder with pos sibly local rain in north and west portions West Pennsylvania mostly cloudy and colder tonight and Sunday prob ably occasional rain TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a ra5210 7 a m52 11 a m58 8 a m 54 Noon 54 9 a m Jjfi   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication