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Chester Times (Newspaper) - April 20, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE IQNTHS ENDING DECEMBER 31 1932 FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17572 Dally Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP and International Mews Service INS CHESTER PA THURSDAY APRIL 20 1933 TWENTY PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS ROOSEVELT PREPARES TO ASK CONGRESS FOR CURRENCY INFLATION Wants Emergency Power to Issue Greenbacks and Accept Silver Pay ments on War Debts President Approves Bill Prepared by Advisers Senate Votes 77 Begin Oper WASHINGTON April The administration prepared today a policy of inflating the currency in order to offset the raids of depre ciated foreign currencies on American business President Roosevelt was preparing a message asking Congress for an emergency power to issue greenbacks accept silver payments up to 000000 from the debtor nations and to reduce the gold content of the American dollar This extraordinary power probably will be granted him in an amendment to be attached as a rider to the Farm Relief bill pend ing in the Senate greenbacks would be used pri marily to retire outstanding govern ment obligations thus acting as a stabilizer for government security markets This would protect banks insurance companies and private in vestors against raids on government securities The President notified his Capitol Hill Leaders that he had approved principle the emergency in flation plan drafted by Senators Thomas of Oklahoma Pittman Nevada Byrnes South Carolina and Assistant Secretary of State Raymond I Moley his economic adviser He indicated he would send a special message to Congress during the afternoon and not later than to morrow asking for inclusion of the Continued on Page Eleven OWNER OF AUTO HELD FOR COURT Arrested on a warrant charging him with operating an automobile while under the influence of liquor Josepil Holland 42 of the 1000 block High land avenue was held in bail for court when given a hearing in police court this morning Holland was arrested yesterday afternoon following a squawk made by a companion George Griffen of Sixth stzeet near Booth street who was also held in bail for court on a similar charge yesterday morn ing Both arrests grew out of an auto mobile accident at Fourth and Ward streets last Friday night when a car owned by Holland crashed into one operated by Joseph Buckley of Upland the crash injuring a woman in Buckleys car and Griff en who was in Hollands machine At the time Griff en was arrested as the driver of Hollands car and was pronounced drunk by Dr H C Donahoo Later it developed another man who dis appeared after the accident was the driver of the Holland automobile Griffen refused to reveal his identity until his hearing was called yesterday in police court and than during the testimony of a witness he blurted out has gone far enough Joe Holland was the driver This morning Holland denied he was in the car saying I was dead drunk in a store near Third and Wil son streets and knew nothing about the accident until the following day REFUSED MARRIAGE LICENSE The value of the American dollar fell rapidly today as it sought its own among the currencies of the world and the financial capitals of all other countries felt sharp repercussions to this Nations aban donment of the international gold standard Legislation giving the President supreme power to inflate American currency was approved by Mr Roosevelt and awaited introduction in Congress It is believed certain to be passed In New York and in many capitals abroad fears were expressed that Great Britain would meet dollar de preciation by depressingthe British pound thus launching the Anglo Saxon nations upon a war of inflation to see winch could get its money the cheaper to bolster international trade This it was felt would draw in other nations and would force France off the gold standard too In Paris however it was under stood that no immediate gold em bargo was planned The govern ment and the Bank of France pur sued waiting policy hoping that Americas move away from gold was only a Roosevelt maneuver to im prove his bargaining position in in ternational economic discussions Sir Josiah Stamp leading British financier said he did not consider that the United States was really off the gold standard and predicted that the American gold embargo would benefit the world if it suc ceeded in raising world prices The British press generally ex pressed grave concern however and talk of retaliatory action by Britain either to raise the dollar or depress the pound was widespread At Geneva League of Nations cx Conlinued on Paire Eleven CHICAGO April 1933 by United Jake the Barber Factor today clung to a belief that his son Jerome 19 held captive for ransom for more than a week would be freed tonight Factor told the United Press he expected the youth would be returned to him despite several pessimistic de velopments He maintained that contact with the abduction ring which seized the youth more than a week ago was still being made by gang allies who volunteered to aid him in getting back his son However difficulty was encountered in the negotiations The abductors were wary of meeting Factors repre sentatives because they feared police They were fearful also it was be lieved tlat the gangsters might take the boy from them by force HELD FOR EMBEZZLEMENT Dollar Crashes on Second Day Fol lowing Abandon ment of Gold StandardForeign Money Rises TickersBebihd Mar ket in New York as Shares Change Hands at Rate of 17000000 for Full Day NEW YORK April INS dollar crashed today in world foreign exchange market for the second suc cessive day following the countrys abandonment of the gold standard Sterling rose 19 cents overnight to S389 making a rise of 37 cents in the last 24 hours The franc jumped 17 points to 444 cents against the gold ppint of 395 i cents Dutch guilders soared 1 cents to 4525 cents Bel 1 gian belgas were up 5 points to 1570 cents German marks gained 105 cents to 2625 cents Italian lira were up 13 points to 578 cents and Swiss francs zoomed SO points to 2175 cents Canadian dollars rose 2 cents to a discount of 11 per cent irom the American dollar Japanese veil rose 150 points to 2375 cents Spanish pesetas gained 28 points to 965 cents and Scandinavian currencies jumped 31 to 85 points LONDON April dol lar closed today at to the pound after touching a low point of S390 at p m The close was off 27 cents from yesterdays close and 16 Va1 cents from todays opening NEW YORK April Stock and commodity markets re sponded with a rush today to the Edward M Blair of Media and Josephine C Dickerson of Morton were refused a marriage license at Md yesterday due to the prospective bridegroom being a minor NORRISTOWN Pa April L Shoemaker 65 of Willow Grove in jail in default of S5 000 bail on charge of embezzling 000 qf the Union Building arid Loan Association of Willow Grove of which he was secretary today was held on a new charge of embezzling more than from the order of Odd Fellows while he was a State director NAZARETH CHILD STRANGLES NAZARETH Pa April A 2year old child Victor C Lambert was strangled to death when he be came entangled in the bed clothing of his crib DWELLING7FARN PREY OF FLAMES Spectacular Blaze Near Village Green Attracts Thousands of Spectators HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Press AT HAVRE DE GRACE Step Brother Mad Pas sion Lady Tobasco Vestage Miss Merriment Topple racadam Law Pomposity Flashing Colors Ora Nutting Archwood Learoyd Ruffin Home Work Fervid Meander Black Princess Bubola TVfy Fergus Fourth Ward Traffic Judffe Weather cloudy track sloppy AT LEXINGTON Romance Worth Black Comet Arrow John Weeping Waters Paper ProfUs Celt Jane Packard Weather cloudy track heavy AT TAXFORAN scratches High winds and almost inaccessible water sources hampered firemen in their efforts to check flames that de stroyed a barn and left only partial framework and interior of a three story frame house on the Pennell road between Village Green and Glen Riddle at 8 oclock last night Sev eral thousand motorists and residents of that section of the county were attracted to the place by the reflec tion The property owned by Harry Till man of Rockdale was uncenanted It had been renovated and painted since the departure of the Tillman family from Mountain Crest as the estate is known just one month ago Neighbors discovering the blaze notified nearby fire companies but so simultaneous were the calls that almost every volunteer fire company in the first district responded as did two from outside the district The Lenni Heights Fire Company was the first on the scene closely fol Continued on Pare Eleven CBy OXITED PRESS SENATE Continues Farm Bill debate Banking SubCommittee hearing on Rcofsvclt Home Mortgage Relief Program Banking SubCommittee hearings on WannerBill liberalizing R F C Act HOUSE Reconvenes after days recess Commerce Committee considers St Lawrence Waterway Bill Continued on Page Eleven OJtDERS OPERATION ON VASKO CHILD HASTTNGSONHUDSON N Y April showdown seemed imminent today in the pro longed attempt of John Vasko and his wife to save their 2yearold daughter Helen from an operation for removal of a malignant tumor on her left eye Police and representatives of the Childrens Society named legal guardian for Helen to permit the operation began a search for the Vasko family absent from then home here Judge George Smyth meantime prepared to sign an order directing the surrender of the girl to surgeons at Grasslands Hospital for the op eration MORGAN WELCOMES GOLD EMBARGO York financier in first public statement in several years says way out of the depression is to overcome deflationary forces lie declared Roose velts action on sold is the best possible course under the existingcircum stances Off Gold Standard Long No One Can WASHINGTON April long the United States will stay oft the gold standard was an un answered question here today Secretary Woodin said frankly he did not know The important result of the em bargo on gold exports is expected to be an economic battle of currencies between the United States and Eng land V London already has permitted the pound sterling to drop in the markets of the world with the result that Great Britain has a decided price ad vantage m competition Now that this government has temporarily withdrawn support from dollar exchange the dollar likewise is going down London probably will per mit the pound to fall and maintain it belowthe dollar for competitive reasons If the United States the challenge and engages in a currency warboth the pound sterling and the dollar may be pushed down to the limit The economic effect of such a situation cannot be foretold Abandonment of the gold standard was without political significance of ficials maintained The prediction was made by a high that although the dollar will sag sharply for sometime it even tually will start moving upward again even without governmental support on foreign exchanges The view was expressed that the commodity price increase that has been occasioned by goingoff the gold standard is the initial impetus nec essary to put America back on its feet economically What will be the effect on holders of large wealth especially govern ment securities was another trouble some question Iu France Germany and England it meant writing off values One official frankly declared he did not know what would result from the gold standard move but that even if the effect was not beneficial it could do no harm The treasury was expected to Issue an order today relative to the gold embargo which may clear up some of the sofar unexplained features of the move LINDY AND WIFE REACH WASHINGTON WASHINGTON April Col Charles A Lindbergh and Mrs Lindbergh arrived at the Washing ton Hoover airport here at a m from Baltimore Md Going to Baltimore yesterday to inspect a transport plane under con struction the Lindberghs were guests overnight of Herbert V Thnden aviation company official and Mrs Thaden coholder of the womens endurance flight record Thaden speaking for the visitors said they would leave today for Col umbus He said the Lindberghs were not traveling on any fixed schedule AMERICAN DOLLAR LOWER ROME Anril American dollar closed at 1750 lire in foreign exchange today It closed yesterday at 19 lire PINCHOT VETOES BEER BILL CALLS IT VICIOUS ACT Accompanies It With Mes sage SayingIt Will Bring1 Back Saloon Sees Assembly Conspiracy to Pass Any Reve nue Measure at All Turner Gives Sowers Pmchots Veto Pen HARRISBTJRG April Clinton A Sowers Phila delphia not only got back the beer bill he cosponsored but the pen used in vetoing it too Jibes and horseplay followed an nouncement of the veto in the House and Rep Eihvood J Turner Delaware county presented to Sowers the governors pen with theremark Its well worn down with Finehot ideas Sowers accepted commenting that he would keep it as a memento of the occasion which permits highballs to be sold in chain stores Turner said he got the pen from the governors secretary PAOLETTA TOOK LAW INTO HIS OWN HANDS A oneact comedy was enacted in police court this morning when Ru dolph Paoletta 44 of South Eighth street Philadelphia was arraigned on charges of assault and battery on Marcus Sanders of 35 West Fourth street It appears Paoletta worked for Sanders some time ago When he quit Sanders is said to have owed him SSO Paoletta came here from Philadelphia last night to collect but couldnt During an argument Ru dolph exhibited a variety of upper cuts and overhand swings which made perfect landings on Sanders head Sanders was reluctant to press the charges today All he wanted was that his former employe be bound over to keep the peace Youre not going to annoy this man any more are you asked Magistrate Honan of Rudolph Yes me give him plenty trouble for my money I mean you wont hit him any more will you Yes sure Plentylinus You cant take the law in your own hands warned the magistrate Me no take law in my hands me take his noscin my ftst come back Rudolph who by this time had coxirt room officers and spectators in an up roar Finally Paoletta was released under a bond to keep the peace HARRISBQRG April Governor Pinchot today vetoed the SowersConner state beer control bill The people of Pennsylvania arc entitled to decent clean open regula tion of the saJe of beer free from special privilege and free from poli tics Pinchot said in his veto message to the legislature This bill isa glaring attempt to prevent it The governor claimed that every days delay in enacting1 a suitable beer bill means loss of at least 10000 in tax revenue to the state I am told that a part of the con spiracy between certain brewers and their attorney and an influential member of the legislature is to ad journ quickly and thus prevent the passage of any beer revenue measure at all during the present session he Said The governor claimed the measure passed by the state legislaturewas unconstitutional because it provided for both the regulation and the tax ing of beer The SowersConner bill placed the power to license wholesaJc and retail beer distributors in the hands of the county courts imposed a a bivr Continued on rape Eleven HARRISBURG April Instead of being dispatched to the Governors desk the McClure con stitutional convention bill was held up today when the Senate refused to concur in minor amendments made by the House A conference committee of both branches will result It was under stood that this parliamentary proce dure was necessitated only by the fact that certain phraseology in the text of the bill must be corrected Substantially the bill was the same when it passed both Houses by easy margins It provides for the election of 15 clelegn tesatlargc to pass upon proposed repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment CHINESE OFFICERS ARRIVE WARSAW Poland April Ma ChanShan and fifty Chinese officers arrived here from Russia early today en route to Ham burg to sail for China where they ex pected to join Chinese forces battling the Japanese Here Is What County Officials Saw In Tinicisin Flood Area Delaware County Commissioners and other department heads from the Court made a sea voyacc inspection of the arras in Tinicum township which have nren sufferinjr from the breaks in the dikes and the overflowing of Darbv Creek the dwelling shown in this air plane view arca Tinicum avenue better known as The Back Road Residents have been using rowboats and canoes to make about federal aid will be by the officials as the situation is termed serious to maKe ineir way about CLERIC REPORTS JAP BOMBINGS Rev E E Dixon in China Tells of Aerial Blastings for Two Weeks American Missions Suffer ing From Attacks by Nippon Planes PEIPJNG April INS Japanese and Manchukuo troops drove on toward the PcipingTicntsin area the American Legation today pre pared to protest against bombing of American mission property at Miyun by Japanese pkvncs Clarence Spikcr first secretary of the United States Legation received a detailed report of the Miyun bomb ing from a Methodist mission delega tion Property of the mission at Miyun was struck repeatedly and seri ously damaged It was understood thnfc on the basis of this information ihc American offi cials would protest to the Japanese Legation Miyun is 50 miles north of The report given to the legation included a detailed map of destroyed American property i The Chinese pastor of the mission who hid in a dugout during the bomb ing arrived here declaring the United States flsiK had bcpn Hying when the bombing occurred Reports that an American mis sionary had been killed could not be confirmed and were believed false in view of Browns statement that Continued on Tape Eleven BLAME MUSKRATS FOR DIKE BREAKS IN TINICUM TWP Holes Due to Burrowing by Animals Attributed as Cause for Floods TWO INQUESTS SCHEDULED Two Inquests will be conducted by Coroner J E Schcehle at the White funeral parlors Third find Norrls streets tomorrow afternoon at 13C oclock One will be in the case of Aaron Hunter Feltonville farmer who met death at the hands of unknown assailants on his farm two weeks ago The other will be In the case of Sam uel Kryworuka 113 Booth street who received fatal injuries when struck by the automobile of Lawrence Drcnner 1902 West Third street the morning of April 16 County Officials Obtain First Hand Knowledge by Survey of Area First hand knowledge of the flooded area in Tinicum township was obtained yesterday by county ofhcials while they shivered aboard an open launch in a voyage from up Darby Creek They found that the main source of the trouble lies in four breaks in the banks along Darby Creek on the riffe range near EssLngton This property is said to be owned by the Federal Government and leased to the Pennsylvania National Guard Following their conference at the courthouse yesterday County Com missioners Charles H Drewcs C Edwin Hunter and James F Des mond drove to the boat yard at Esslngton where they embarked on a converted CUR for their inspection tour Accompanying the officials were County Engineer George Wright Howard Martin Tinicum township commissioner and B J Grcismyer oi the county engineers Oiilcc Durinp the twohour trip the members of the party faced a brisk wind which dashed a chilly sorav over them In some places the banks had the appearance oC having been burrowed by muskruts An inspection was made of the dikes erected by the city of Philadelphia some lour or five years ago The commissioners have moved to arrange a conference in Washington with U S Senator David A Reed to urge his influence with the flood control forces of the government for immediate relief although no defi nite time has been announced for the conference C Edwin Hunter president of the board reiterated his intention of appealing to Senator Reed for re lief from the Federal Flood Control Board Mr Hunter said Federal and county engineers would confer on re pairing the broken dikes A committee of residents and land owners accompanied the inspecting party They found six breaks vSry ingfrom eight to thirty feet in width OCCASIONAL RAIN IS PROBABILITY Cloudy skies are predicted today and tomorrow probably withocca sional rain today in eastern Pennsyl vania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be somewhat warmertomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 56 degrees at 1210 a m and the lowest was 45 at 630 p m The average of50 was four degrees beiow normal for the date and six degrees below the average April 19 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 91 established in 1896 and minimum 20 in 1875 Sunrise today was afc 516 a m and sunset will be at 644 p m east em standard time U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON April The Treasury net balance for April 18 was Expenditures that day were Custom receipts for the month through April 18 were HOWlTSALARY SLASH DEFEATED Organization Trying to Revive Measure Turner Is Bitter HARRISBUBG Pa April State organiza tion leaders were making efforts to day to revive the Howcll salary cutting resolution which the House passed and then reconsidered and defeated According to Rep Turner Dela ware he resolution would permit savings of in governmental casts in two years It provided that all State officials and employes take voluntary salary cuts of 20 per cent over 5750 and that the present Legis lature cut members salaries S240 After a delay oi weeks since the Senate approved the plan the House passed it by a vote of 94 to 92 Then in last nights session Philadelphia members had the vote reconsidered and a new roll call made Votes were challenged bitter words were exchanged and an attempt was made to drown out Turners speech as the roll was called and verified and found to stand at 94 for the resolution and 96 against it Three successful moves gave pay cut opponents a victory the organi zation said was but temporary Rep Witkin Philadelphia challenged the affirmative vote of Rep Lewis Lacka wanna and Rep Hoopes Berks chal lenged that of Rep Shugarts Clear field The members were absent and their votes were stricken out Then Rep Martha Pennock Philadelphia succeeded in having her vote changed to the negative side Defeat of the Ho well Resolution had reprecusslons jn the House today when Rep Turner amended his bill reducing the pay of state police In view of the action taken in the House yesterday I refuse to take a pay reduction Turner said The bill was amended and placed on the third reading calendar CHESTER PHYSICIAN IN AUTO ACCIDENT Dr Kenneth J Crothers of 1019 Edgmont avenue was admitted to the Chester Hospital this morning to receive treatment for a hand injury and general bruises and lacerations sustained Easter Sunday when he figured in a motor accident near Baltimore Md The young physician was brought to Chester today from a Baltimore hospital where he had been a patienfc since the time of the accident ACCUSED BY NEIGHBOR Frank Worrell of Morton arrested on charges of assault and battery waived a hearing yesterday and was held in 5500 bail for court by Magis trate Mahlon P Elliott of the Ninth ward Worrell was arrested on tha oath of Joseph Curran also of Mor ton Topics of Times President Roosevelt wasnt so bad but even at that he wasnt as good as the kid next door at throwing out the bawl Many a man who bought foreign securities and thought he was a bondholder found out to his sorrow that he was only a bagholder Police Superintendent Deavenport recommends that trolley cars run down Third street But hasnt West Third street been run down enough Some police officials who have been working at nights may be placed on day work Maybe more than one seeks a little light on the things they say and do They predict that some of our traffic cops may be sent back to pound a beat We merely print this for the benefit of some motorists who have an idea who they are going to be Thieves looted a lumber yard offica on Chester pike and got exactly a nickel Maybe they hoped to get enough for the board bill at least Walter James agrees that the voice of the people is a good thing for any telephone company Weather WASHINGTON April Weather E a s t e r n Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday warmer Friday Western Pennsylvania Cloudy to nipht and Fiday somewhat warmer in east and south portions Friday 6 a m 42 n a m 7 a m 43 Noon 8 a m 1 p m 9 a m 46 2 p m 10 a m 47 48 40
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