Chester Times, April 3, 1933

Chester Times

April 03, 1933

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - April 3, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 20108 tttw FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17557 Dally Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP and International News Service 1NS CHESTER PA MONDAY APRIL 3 1933 BEER AND SUNDAY SPORTS BILLS UP IN LEGILATURE Battle Lines Form as As semblymen Gather for Tonights Session Turner Economic Meas ures Arouse Pinchots Interest HARRISBURG Pa April battle lines forming for 14 weeks drew up today in martial ar ray for the state legislatures most decisive week when controversies over beer and Sunday baseball economies and expenditures and age pensions are to be settled The first decision the lawmakers be called upon to make will be on the Turner economy plan Rep Ellwood J Tiifeer Delaware county who developed House bill No 22 claims chaos will follow unless the measure is passed to save 000000 in expenses in the next two years Governor Gifford Pinchot aroused as rarely before sees in the bill sav ings of less than and an attempt to strip him of his powers The measure amends the admin istrative code and changes the per sonnel of the executive board to in clude major elected officials instead of cabinet heads named by the gov ernor It is the special order of busi ness on final passage at 930 oclock tonight in the House Hardly will the echoes from thatfight have sub sided when the House will be stirred again by final action on two other controversial matters the Sowers Conner beer bill which Pinchot says he will veto and the age pension amendments which the regular Re publican organization is opposing Into the storm created by these battles the House Appropriations Committee expects to throw the gen eral appropriation bill reducing ex penditures from the governors budget figure of to approximately 512000000 less A special committee meeting was called before the session to complete the bill which accord ing to present plans would be made a special order for passage Tuesday In trie Senate the McClure utility Continued on Page Seven BURGLARS ACTIVE IN WEST END STORES Cash registers a safe a radio set and a coin vending machine were among the loot of burglars who worked the western section of the city during the weekend The safe and a cash register were taken from a chain store at Ninth street and Highland avenue but both articles were later found on a lot near the Clayton public school both having been broken open and the contents stolen What they con tained police were unable to state but it is believed little cash was taken This morning a store at Third and Townsend streets conducted by a man named Creegan was broken into the robbers stealing the cash register radio set vending machine a quantity of cigarettes and two clocks The cash register was found on the street near the store it being smashed in hundreds of pieces Another robbery was reported by Howard Kidel 415 East Ninth street who said a garage he owns on Con gress avenue was broken into and three boxes of china dishes taken Thieves also operated along Com mission Row Breaking entrance to the store of TlP Talley Co The only thing taken here was a crate of eggs Police Superintendent Deavenporfc is making a complete check on the number of unsolved robberies in this i city in recent months with the idea in mind of making certain changes to correct conditions PINCHOT OPPOSES MORE COAL TAXES HARRISBURG Pa April plans to impose further taxes on the Pennsylvania coal in dustry will be opposed by Governor Pinchot he said today Referring directly to the House bill seeking a levy of three mills a ton on coal the Governor said that this is no time to burden the coal indus try with new taxes The measure sponsored by Reps Sterling Flynn McClure and steedle proposes authorizing the Department of Mines to levy the tax to make the department selfsupporting LINDSAY AND HULL DISCUSS WAR DEBTS FINANCIAL TROUBLES COUNTY MAN HURT INDELRRWRECK SWITCH OPENED J J McCarthy Norwood Among Those Taken to Hospital 2 Killed PRICE TWO CENTS IN BROADWAYS SPOTLIGHT Pennsys Crack Norfolk to Express Over turned in Field Hard times have caught up with Alice Joyce onetime film star She has just filed a petition of j voluntary bankruptcy in the Federal Court at Carson City Nev listing S2475 as assets Liabilities of nearly were listed of which represent notes she endorsed for oth ers Miss Joyce was divorced in Reno in January from James Jr New York hotel man MAN IS KILLED FAMMINJURED Victim Crushed to Death When Pinned Under Car at Highland Park One man was killed his wife and two small children were critically hurt and several other persons sus tained minor injuries in a series of automobile accidents in this county yesterday The man killed was James McGrat ten 31 of 6226 Lindberg Boulevard Philadelphia He was pinned be neath a small coupe in which he had been a passenger when it overturned three times on the interurban tracks on the West Chester pike at Highland Park His wife Eileen 28 suffered inter nal injuries and cuts his children James Jr has a possible fracture of the skull cuts and bruises and Daniel 3 months old who was held in the mothers lap escaped with cuts and bruises Others injured in this accident were John Laverty 21 who lived with the McGatteris driver of the r car scuts and bruises arid Michael Switz 28 of the same ad dress cuts and bruises Laverty told police he was crowded off the road by a machine traveling in the opposite direction When he straddled the car tracks a front tire blew out and the small machine started over on its side McGratten and his family were riding in the rumble seat of the small car all be ing thrown clear of the automobile except the father who was pinned under the vehicle The others were removed to the Delaware County Hos pital Robert Doaks 416 East Baltimore avenue was seriously injured when struck by an automobile while walk ing across the Governor Frintz bridge over tRidley River at Providence road Saturday afternoon The car was driven by Thomas M Griggs of Gibbstown N Jt who removed the victim to the Chester Hospital Doaks was found to be suffering from head cuts and lacerations of the face and ears Griggs was arrested by State Highway Patrolman Westnock RESIGNS R F C POST DOVER Del April rode the pilot of The Cavalier the Penn sylvania Railrpads crack Norfolk toNew York express as the loco motive and its 12 steel coaches raced northward through the fiat fruit lands of Delaware early yesterday Murder struck at about a m as the locomotive roaring along at a 50mile clip ripped through a crim inallyopened switch left the rails plowed into the soft earth of the track side and came to rest screaming like a thing in pain Two enginemen died in the shat tered wreckage of the cab and 13 passengers all dozing in the day coaches immediately behind the tender were injured Five of them are Philadelphians The dead were C A Burkhard engineer 605 Har rington street Wilmington Del E L Paulson fireman Delmar Del both were scalded to death and pinned in their wrecked locomotive cab Among the injured was J J Mc Carthy 27 233 West Ridley avenue Norwood Pa cuts taken to Kent Hospital All members of the Boston Red Sox baseball team were asleep in the Pullmans attached to the rear of the train and all escaped serious injury Heedless of cinder cuts the ball players piled out into the mild morn ing in bare feet and pajamas and did yeoman work in checking over the passenger list of more than 100 until they were relieved by local author ities railroad officials and Delaware state police under the command of Captain Henry C Ray from Wil mington headquarters Railroad officials at the scene charged that incomplete investiga tion disclosed that the switch leading from the southbound track on which the express was traveling in order to skirt a standing freight to the nearby warehouse of the Wyoming Ice and Cold Storage Company had been opened by some one other than an employe of the railroad Later a statement was issued from railroad general offices at Broad Street Station in Philadelphia posi tively stating that the switch had been tampered with WEEKS OPPOSES FUND DIVERSION WASHINGTON April Sir Ronald Lindsay British am bassador held another conference with Secretary of State Hull today on war debt and economic conference problems Sitting in with them were Herbert Feis state department economist ad viser and T K Bewley British treasury expert NAMED ENVOY TO SPAIN WASHINGTON April President Roosevelt today appointed Claude G Bowers New York am bassador to Spain subject to Senate confirmation He also nominated Sumner Welles of Maryland for as sistant secretary of state HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY CBy United Press AT TANFORANT the Deck Bird Weather clear track fast WASHINGTON April Gardner Cowles Sr publisher of Des Moines today announced his resig nation as a director of the Recon struction Finance Corporation The resignation becomes effective April 8 U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON April Treasury balance as of March 31 expenditures S6826 13890 customs receipts JEWISH BOYCOTT IN GERMANY ENDS Possibility It May Be Re sumed Lasted for One Day Philadelphia legislators are called upon by J Borton Weeks to defeat the Williamson bill which he con tends would cause Philadelphia to lose millions needed for streets The bill introduced by Senator Williamson is now before the Sen ate Committee on Appropriations at Harrisburg and would divert 000000 from the state motor fund for the next biennium The money would be divided among cities boroughs and townships for use on roads largely local in char acter Mr Weeks president of tho Keystone Automobile Club says it is certain that Governor Pinchot will veto the bill if passed As the effect of the enactment of such a measure would be to im pair and almost paralyze the work of construction reconstruction said Mr Weeks replacament and main tenance of the states major system of 13000 miles and its rural road sys tem of 20000 miles Eva Lc GalHenne the founder director producer and actress of the Civic Repertory Theatre has been coming in for a lot of attention lately This is in spite cf the fact that Miss Eva Le G a Uterine temporarily has aban doned her repertory plan together with her Fourtcsnlh street theatre in New and has moved to Broadway with a brace of pet attractions and a grim determination to make money Surety Company Seeking Jury Trial for Disputed Payments LENTEN SERVICE SPEAKER Stewart G Cole professor of re ligious education at Crozer Theo logical Seminary will be the guest speaker at the final Thursday noon Lenten services in the lobby of the Y W C A building Seventh and Sproul streets Arrangements will be made to have special music for the services which are conducted each week by the general education com mittee Hearing on the petition of the American Surety Company to open judgment 011 the bond of William T itarnsoy former collector of county taxes in the city of Chester who is serving time in the penitentiary for embezzlement of county funds opened at Media this morning with Judges W Roger Fronefleld John M Broomall and Albert Button Mac Dade presiding Participating in the proceedings were E Wallace Chadwick counsel for the surety company and Albert J Williams county solicitor It was evident that the surety company will seek to have the matter tried by jurv Following preliminaries Attorney Chadwick made reference to a letter signed by Hugh B Hayes county Continued on Page Seven BICYCLE RIDING RECRUITS INCREASE Bicycleriding is being revived by the women of Swarthmore Daugh ters are being asked to loan their wheels while the mothers practice and see if they enjoy that form of exercise Every springlike day new recruits to this revival are seen on the streets of the borough WALKER BETTY DOCUMENTS Former Mayor and Friend Visit Mayors Office in Cannes France CANNES April Former Mayor James J Walker of New York whose wife recently obtained a de cree of divorce at Miami with Miss Betty Compton musical comedy actress visited the majors office here this afternoon and signed numerous documents Despite the fact that Miss Compton Indignantly denied this morning that I the couple contemplated marraige this afternoon it was reported that the documents had to do with marriage formalities Walker and Miss Compton arrived at the mayors office in the company of Alfred Sharon an American lawyer A few minutes later the Interna tional News Service correspondent entered the office Whats going on here he asked not getting married today anyhow Walker answered The jaunty exmayor dapperly dressed as usual and his attractive companion reached the office at 445 p m French Time They found the mayor and his first assistant away so they had to deal with the second assistant in signing the documents Inquiry by International News Continued on Seven BERLIN April face washed free of the black and yellow signs that heralded the one day Nazi boycott against Jewish eco nomic life Berlin presented a normal appearance today except for ex cited crowds watching the effect of the campaign on German trade The painted placards emblazoned with slogans like strictly kosher and attention Jew were removed and in all but a few districts the city looked as if nothing out of the ordi nary had occurred Although the boycott was officially and definitely ended at least until Wednesday when there is remote possibility of its renewal crowds gathered in the streets of the shop ping districts watching with interest to see whether buyers continued to shun Jewish stores No disorders were from any quarters and it appeared the excitement was mainly over It was believed unlikely there would be any renewal of the boycott against the Jews although in some circles the Continued on Page Seven THIEVES MAKE GOOD HAUL Thieves broke into the home of J Newton Pew of Lapidea Manor Nether Providence township Satur day night and stole clothing and jewelry valued at more than 51000 dollars The robbery was discovered by members of the family when they returned home about midnight Both the state and Media police were noti PASTORS PLAN FOR CONFERENCE Sessions Will Be Held at Crozer Seminary Latter Part of This Month The fourth annual conference for pastors will be held April 2427 at Crozer Theological Seminary Previ ous meetings have been successful and have been Jittendsd by consider able numbers of pastors There will be a registration fee of a dollar but lodgings and means will be furnished without cost to those who attend Guests are expected to arrive before supper on Monday night and remain through lunch onThursday The program will be as follows the Old and New Testament departments this year bearing the major load though the others will cooperate Monday April of Greeting President Evans of Artin the Church Prof W R McNutt Paul in Practical Problems Prof M S Enslin Idea of God in Old Testament Prof I G Matthews classes Continued on Page Seven INCIPIENT BLAZE IN WEST END HOME Flames shooting high above the burner of a kerosene stove in a dwelling in the 1500 block James street near sixth street and Central avenue ignited towels and other cloths that were hanging on a drying rack above the stoveSaturday night The resulting incipient blaze was extinguished by the chemical crew of i the Felton Fire Company No 3 of the city department which had re to a local alarm Lindberghs Give Up Home at i HopewellfMay Live Abroad ENGLEWOOD N J April Copyright 1933 by International News big white house that Colonel Charles A Lindbergh built for his family in Hopewell N J has been abandoned for good All the furniture has been moved j out of it The unseeded lawn never will be planted to make a grassy playground for Lindbergh children For the famous pair whose firstborn was kidnaped from that house and murdered have decided at last that theycannot go back This was learned today from a close friend of the family following a report that Mrs Audrey H Morgan sister of Anne Lindbergh was looking for a house for the Lindberghs in South Wales The Lindberghs are not going to leave the country said the friend I believe they will stay right where they are in Mrs Lindberghs mothers home here They have their own wing of the house and are very com fortable It seems to be the place for them If they were going back to Hope well they would have gone by spring I think they have given up the idea of returning to the place They never Continued on Pajre Seven BRITAIN PONDERS STERN ACTIONS AGAINSTSOVIET May Reach Diplomatic Break Over Arrests of Subjects Moscow Says Engineers Must Stand Trial for Sabotage LONDON April ing trade reprisals against Russia including possibly a total embargo on imports into Britain were proposed by Prime Minister J Ramsay Mac Donald today After summoning the British am bassador home from Moscow for con sultation the government decided on this further drastic step in protest against the arrest and impending trinl of six British subjects in Moscow on charges of sabotage In announcing his decision to the House of Commons MixcDonaM said he would present nn enabling act governing Soviet imports tomorrow and that it was proposed to rush the bill through all stages Wednesday Britain has already suspended nego tiations for a new trade treaty when the present one expires Easter Mon day so that the prospects of any trade between the two powers after that day appeared remote unless the Soviets should aboutface and call off the trial Indicating his view of the gravity of the situation MacDonuld said of the proposed bill that the govern ment would press for passage into Jaw at the earliest possible moment Regarding the charges against the arrested Britishers employes oC the MetropolitonVickers Electrical Com pany MacDonald said it would not bo in their best interests to make a statement at the moment An AngloSoviet trade war ap peared inevitable after MacDonalds announcement The Soviet embassy told the United Press that 1C passage of the enabling net results in an embargo Moscow will cease making purchases in Britain Adoption of the enabling act certainly will not prevent trial of Continued jn Page Seven ALL PROPERTIES City Assessor Hughes Offers Statement Con cerning Recent Assertion City Assessor Albert H Hughes to day made a statement to clarify a misunderstood statement made by James J Skelly of Media chairman of the Board of Assessment and Re vision of Taxes in an address be fore the board of directors of the Del aware County Chamber of Commerce last Friday During his address Mr Skelly de clared right here in the City of Chester of unassessed real estate has been uncovered The speaker was explaining the xvork of the board of which he is chairman Many persons who read the speech in the Chester Times were of the opinion that certain prop erties in this city were never assessed and some even expressed the opinion that certain favored ones were being catered to by the officials Chester has had the block system since 1921 when the registry of deeds was established in this city declared Mr Hughes today Every property owner since then has paid city and school taxes but if certain ones did not pay county taxes It was the fault of the ward assessors who were for merly elected by the people and had nothing to do with city and school taxes Of courseI realize that Mr Skelly made reference to only county taxes but so many mlsinterpcted the article as it appeared In the Times that I want to have their statement made clear concluded Assessor Hughes DAMATO INQUEST TIME ANNOUNCED Inquests into the deaths of Pas quale DAmato 315 Kerlin street and James B Jacobs Negro of West Ninth street will be held in the undertaking parlors of E F White Third and Norris streets at 1 p m Wednesday DAmato was slain by gangster gun men at Third and Kerlin streets last Monday night No trace of the slayers has yefc been found Jacobs died in the Chester Hospital last Thursday as the result of a stab wound in the back George Bailey Negro is under arrest charged with the murder of Jacobs NEW POLICE James II Deavenport former chief of police on Saturday his du ties as superintendent of the Chester police department a new post created by council INJURIES FATAL TO DARBY CHILD Runs Down Bank and in Front of Auto Driven by Chester Motorist Darting out into Alain street Darby in front of an automobile John Wil liamson sixyearold son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Williamson of 324 Darby tenace Darby was rundown by the vehicle and fatally injured Jatc Saturday afternoon The child suc cumbed to his injuries early yester day morning In Mercy Hospital Fiftieth street and Woodland avenue west Philadelphia The fatal accident occurred on Main street near Seventh The driver of the car n coupe which caused the childs death was Martin Hoffman 23 years old of 1124 Madison street this city and traveling east on Main street was arrested by Patrol man Lee Dlbeler of the Darby police force and when arraigned for hearing Saturday night before Magistrate Harry Schuyler he said that he did see the child and did not know that the boy had been struck until Miss Josephine 352 Sixth street upland who with her mother were passengers in Hoffmans car screamed Miss Crystle testified thai she saw the boy who was playing with an other boy run down a high embank ment on Main street stop at the curb and then run out into the street bumping into a frontwheel oC the car Magistrate Schuyler released Hoff man in bail lor further hear ing to await the outcome of the lads injuries the bondsman arranging for his surrender in the event of the boys death WOMAN IS INJURED WHEN CARS COLLIDE A woman suffered cuts and contu sions of the face and forehead and two automobiles were damaged in a collision on West Chester pike near Newtown Square shortly after 11 oclock last night The impact of the headon colli sion caused one of the cars to turn completely around and block traffic on the West Chester branch oC the Philadelphia Western Railway while the other car blocked the high way for more than a half hour Mrs Margaret Burke wife of the driver of one of the cars Jame Burke of 5442 Ridge avenue Phil adelphla was take to the Delaware County Hospital where her injurlc wore given treatment D Hunter Lewis driver of the other vehicle escaped injuries Both cars were removed from the scene of the accident to a nearby garage for repairs HOW PENSION SLASHWDLL ACT Cut Ordered by Roosevelt Some Widows Not Affected HERES A CHECK THATLL MAKE YOU BLINK No Philadelphia MARCH 31 f 933 THE PENNSYLVANIA COMRANY32 ORDER or fbr Insurance on lives and Granting Annuities FRUST FUNDS GEORGE E HILL REGISTER OF WILLS AGENT FOR THE HEALTH Of PENNSYLVANIA HfLLlON THREE HUNDRED NINETY FOUR THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED KIHcTY EIGHT AND DQLJARS One of the largest Ifnot the largest check ever drawn is this one for representing the In theIate Dr Johu T soup It was ihc of wins for this county will jret a fee of for his part in was his ordinal action that resulted in a decision Mr Dorranccs residence was in this county WASHINGTON April brief the major clauses of the Roosevelt order reducing benefits to veterans of the World War SpanishAmerican War Philippine Insurrection and Boxer Rebellion by a year provides Pensions to veterans totally o partially disabled by disease or in jury incurred or aggravated in line of duty in active serivce are reduced 20 per cent Disability New Old Percentage Races Rates 10 800 1000 25 2000 2500 50 4000 5000 75 6000 7500 100 8000 10000 Payments of a month are au thorlzed for nonserviceconnected disability when total and pcrmanen and not due to personal misconduct also a month to all Spanish American War veterans over 62 year old Approximately 406000 who have been receiving compensation for partial nonserviceconnected dis ability are dropped from the rolls Pensions to widows children and dependent parents of World War veterans who died from disease or injuries incurred or aggravated in line of duty in active service con tinue unchanged No pensions for dependents of those who died of nonserviceconnected disabilities in World War All pensions of widows and chil ROOSEVELT ASKS FOR LAW TO EASE FARM MORTGAGES Sends Message to Con gress Fulfilling Cam paign Pledge Seeks an End to Threat ened Loss of Agricultur ists Homes WASHINGTON April 3 President Roosevelt in a special mes sage to Congress today appealed for legislation which would ease the mortgage burden of the American farmer The President announcedthat ad ditional legislation would be pro posed for the benefit of the small home owners of the nation In his message Mr Roosevelt an nounced that he soon would ask Con gress for legislation us to initiate practical reciprocal tariff agreements to break through trade barriers and establish foreign mar kets for farm and industrial prod ucts Reciprocal tarifl agreements formed a part of the Democratic campaign Pledges Mr Roosevelt described present farm mortgage interest rates as in many instances so unconscionably high as to be contrary to a sound public policy A temporary readjustment of amor tization to give sufficient time to farmers to restore to them the hope of ultimate free ownership of their own land also was proposed as a part of the administrations broad farm relief program I seek the President said an end to the threatened loss of homes and productive capacity now faced by hundreds of thousands of Ameri can farm families The message was President Roose velts eighth since the special session of Congress convened less than a month ago The credit bill received by the committee in advance of the expected presidential message recommending it provides for issuance of a 000 000000 federal land bond issue for rescaling mortgages over a long period and at reduced interest rates The text of the message is as fol lows TO THE CONGRESS As an integral part of the broad plan to end the forced liquidation of property to increase purchasing power und to broaden the credit structure for the benefit of both the producing and consuming elements in our population I ask the Con gress rorispeclflc legislation relating to the mortgages and other lorms indebtedness of the farmers of the nation That many thousands of farmers In all parts of the country are unable to meet indebtedness in curred when their crop prices had a Continued on Page Seven FAIR WEATHER TODAY COOLER TOMORROW Fair Is the forecast for today and tomorrow in EasternPennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be somewhat cooler today The highest temperature here yes terday was 66 degrees at p m and the lowest was 55 at 6 a m with an average of 60 or thirteen degrees above normal The highest temper ature ever recorded here onApril 3 was 78 in 1882 and the lowest was 25 in Sunrise today was at a m and sunset will be at p m Eastern Standard time Topics of Tames Judge complains that many of our modern novels are an incentive to violent crime Maybe thats why many of pur novelists live abroad Milliners will go back to the gay DOs for summer styles It is the latest of many attempts to liven up the sour 30s Canadian law limits advertising time In broadcasting to 5 per cent of total time And less than one per cent of the listenersin know what its all about The deal administration suc ceeded in closing the banks for a week If they could only succeed in closing the speakeasies overnight Several Hollywood producers have stopped production of talking pic tures because of lack of funds Just another indication perhaps of the shortage of sound money Burglars broke into an Eleventh ward chain store the other nifeht and stole a dummy safe Thats something to make em talk since they broke it open A lemon 18 inches in circumference has been grown in a Nebraska greenhouse That being enough to make lemonade lor a circus crowd of 10000 Our new police superintendent was working at 2 a m yesterday When you find any cop in Chester working at that hour its worth publication Hank Gowdy tells us the new infantry drill proposed for the army can be learned in 4 hours Thus a company recruited at noon can groomed for the news reel debut be fore sundown The Weather Continued on Page Seven WASHINGTON April Pennsylvania Cloudy with probably rain tonight Tuesday fair with little change in temperature Western Pennsylvania Cloudy with ligrht rain tonigrht Tuesday mostly fair except possibly ligrht ram near the lakes little change in tempera ture TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m52 11 a m 60 7 a m 54 Noon 60 8 a m58 1 p m62 9 a m 56 2 p m 10 a m53 ;