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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - May 2, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                             DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE 10NTHS ENDIN7G DECEMBER 31 1932 57TH 17582 Daily Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP and Incernational News Service fINS FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News or the Day CHESTER PA TUESDAY MAY 2 1933 BEER REGULATION JN PA OCCUPIES THE LEGISLATURE Retailing May Be Put in Class of Hunting and DogOwning Licenses Relief Issue Is Organization to Probe Pinchot Bureaus MANHATTAN SKYSCRAPERS SALUTE BIGGEST UNITED STATESBUILT LINER HARRISBURG Pa May placing beerretailing in Pennsylvania under the same licens ing system as hunting and dogown ing permits came before the Penn sylvania legislature today for final consideration The House had on its third reading calendar the McClure bill ap proved by the Senate and giving county treasurers authority to issue two kinds of permits to sell 32 beer one to distributors and the other to retailers Distributors are persons licensed to sell beer for drinking off the prem ises Retailers are those permitted to serve beer at tables or lunch bars in hotels clubs or bona fide eating places Local option is provided on the retailer provision but not on the distributor classification Brew ing permits would be handled by the StateAlcoholPermit Board While the House took up the con trol measure for final action the Senate hadon its second reading calendar the tax bill placing a levy of onevery barrel of beer Rev enue experts estimated the tax would produce biennially for the state the money to be used for un employment relief The relief question remained static for the second straight week with the agreement to raise stand ing unchanged Three bills affecting in bank tax revenue form ing part of the relief fund program were on the Senate calendar for final action after minor amendments While Governor Pinchot controlled the beer and relief situations the Republican State organization was brewing the ingredients for investiga tions of his insurance property and supplies banking and education de partments and of relief expenditures Resolutions for the first two in quiries were approved in the House and sent to the Senate which was expected to act soon on the plans Continued on Page Ten IT S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON May Treasury balance as of April 29 expenditures 80184 customs receipts HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Press AT PIMLICO Cruvia To Arms Ladogan 2 Mad Eagle Brown Witch Divert Slipper Dixie Bee Spanish Svelte Sun Stream 3 Abdul 2d Muskogee Eric Re3 Heather The OTTY CHEMIST State Superior Court Jur ist Decree in Knox Case Its perfectly all right to slap your wife or your husband while arguing providing you dont put too much weight behind the slap Judge Bald ridge of the Superior Court has de cided in upholding Judge Albert Dut ton decree refusing to grant a divorce to Frederick R Knox county chemist who lives in this city Knox seeking a divorce from Mrs Gladys L Knox of the Parkway this city had complained that his wife frequently slapped him and treated him in other ways which constituted cruel and barbarous treatment The master in the divorce proceedings recommended that divorce be granted This was set aside by Judge MacDade who decreed that insuffi cient proof of cruelty and indignities had been presented The case was appealed to the Su perior court and that body in an opinion written by Judge Baldridge upheld Judge MacDades decree and likewise refused to grant the divorce Altercations even if accompanied by slapping or slight blows incom patibility of temper or other mani festations of temporary irritation are KILLED ON HIS FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT Completing his first days work after six months of unemployment William A Rogers 49 41 South Kirk lyn avenue Kirklyn was fatally in jured when a West Chester Traction Company trolley struck his truck and fatally injured Rogers He died later in the Delaware County Hospital where he was taken by passing motorists The accident occurred near his years It ago was learned that three Mr Rogers was a con ductor on the same trolley car which struck his truck Continued on Pajre Ten 1 Golden Deeds La Salle Sis Agnes Roy Blades Epidemic Garma chree Panther Rock Texas Knight Score Olive Sabath Maid Of Honor Captain T Just American Cold Steel Royal Majesty Impel Spring Station Cotton Club Doanoke Lad Bag gage Express Fervid Strenuous Single Lady Risneur Lady Cordoba Louis Merryman March Step Grace Blotter Princess Zembla Visionary Weather clear track fast AT AURORA Dr Rogers Madame B C Flitsome Campdore 3 Undcrdun Jeanne Wachs La Compere Step Pretty Jeff ONeil Nancy Celt Elizabeth S Corbeau B Falmouth Belle Henry Curry Amour Morsun m 7Hasola Their estimate for materials labor Weather track muddy SlSSSS SSS SriTSown AT nrmrMS m charge of this district and it is expected repair work will be started afc an early date by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps HELD IN GIRLS DEATH EASTON pa May Gerald Fitzgibbon a hypnotist was held responsible by the Northamp ton county coroners jury today for o i r the death of Helen W Rothstein Kniffht Commander TYtissie Philadelphia who was killed in an taster Pararip TJrmVic i UL ais U S ENGINEERS MAKE A SURVEY A United States engineer and two surveyors attached to the Engineers office in Wilmington Del yesterday began a detailed survey of the broken Others of Americas Finan ciers to Be Summoned in Banking Inquiry WASHINGTON May Americas financial giants will be called to the stand and asked to re veal the secrets of their vast transac tions with other peoples money beginning May 22 before the Senate Banking and Currency Committee Ferdinand Pecora counsel for the committees broadened investigation of the New York Stock Exchange so announced after a conference with Chairman Fletcher This phase of the inquiry will be directed at the affairs of J p Morgan Co the worlds greatest private banking house Kuhn Loeb Co Dillon Read Co and Drcxel Co J P Morgan Thomas W Lament and the 18 other members of the Mor gan firm have been notified through Continued on Page Ten FRANK H GRIFFIN GETS HIGH HONOR Technical Manager of the Viscose Company Named Director Easter Parade Noahs Pride Bub bling O Calome Navanad Chest nut Tree Fire Flash Cabama Dug In Popo Spectacular Double O Adilenos Peace Lady Brush Down Foster Our Grief Double Date Hopulikit Old Judgre Oderic Bonivan Helen Weather cloudy track muddy AT AURORA Tournament Water Bavelle Fronk The Story of From the era of primitive barter down through the ages to explain todays plans for inflation TOLD IN PICTURES In 12 daily chapters reveal ing the fascinating evolution of mans medium of change See Page 5 ex automobile accident for the Grand Jury He was held HITS COMMONLAW MARRIAGE ALBANY N Y May bill striking at commonlaw mar riages in New York State NEW POLICE ORDER PROVES EFFECTIVE The new police order put in effect several weeks that all strag glers found on the streets during the early morning hours be arrested and held for questioning has not only cleared the streets of suspicious per sons but had resulted in the elimi nation of robberies Nightly cruising squads tour the city The officers are in civilian clothes and in this manner are better able to detect the criminally inclined During the past fortnight several arrests have been made and all sus pects closely questioned by detectives before they were given their freedom The drive resulted in apprehension of one man who entered this coun try illegally He has been turned over On the fifteenth anniversary of his association with the Viscose Com panyFrank H Griffin of Baltimore Pike Wawa a native of Chester was elected a director of the company The selection was made yesterday at a stockholders meeting in the com panys offices at Marcus Hook Mr Griffin who is 47for some time has been technical manager of the Viscose Company plants in the United States and the directorship is but another high honor awarded him in his successful career The new director is a chemist of wide repute and during his fifteen years with the Viscose Company has greatly enhanced that reputation He started in 1918 in a comparatively subordinate position and gradually advanced until he headed the tech nical department of the largest rayon manufacturers in the world T Mr Griffin is the son of the late John and Nancy Griffin his father for years being chief accountant of the Roach shipyard The family re sided on East Broad street near Wal nut Frank GrifSn continuing as a resident of Chester until 1913 the date of his marriage Mr Griffin after attending ter High School for en rolled at Drexel Institute and was giaduated from there in the depart ment of chemistry in 1906 He then entered Swarthmore College and re ra it of Bachelor of ceived the degree class nae his Masters degree at Columbia Uni Old Covered Bridge Continued on Pagre Ten SYearOld Boy Is Victim of Booze Taken to Hospital One of the youngest alcoholism patients ever admitted to the Chester Hospital was Frank Bur ton a fiveyearold Negro child of 1717 Verdun avenue Chester town ship who was brought to the in satution last night by his mother for treatment Mrs Burton said the boy dran a half pint of whiskey He was treated andpermitted to leave the hospital this morning Authori ties are seeking the source of sup ply for the childs liquor The Leiper Bridge spanning Crum creek south of Swarthmore cannot be abandoned by the county according to a decision by Judge Al bert Dutton MacDade announced at Media The bridge is one of two remaining covered wooden bridges in the county the state a new concrete bridge was erected over the creek and the old Leiper bridge was not part of the new highway Nearly two years ago the county commissioners petitioned the court to vacate and abandon the old bridge Judge MacDade states that if the state relocated its road which it did in this instance it to a township road We fKa of an old v road with a county bridge of equal antiquitythat is both long estab lished and generally traveled by pe destrians and may say from traffic we a main artery of travel from theoldest city in Pennsylvania Chester to the eS north and ion the relocation of the state highway occasioned only by the building of the Sproul Viaduct to span Crum creek and the oldest railroad in the United States which parallels the creek and ends at Leipers quarry The law gives the secretary of highways the right to highway the opinion not the right to abandon the section cut out by such relocation As the old road now stands Judge says either the county or the town ship Providence must put this road in a travelable condition He adds It would be perfectly reg ular to have a petition presented to vacate the whole road Judge MacDade makes the sugges tion that Nether Providence town ship mstitutxi proceedings to vacate this road from the terminus at its eastern end in the Sproul Highway to its western terminus in the Wal Iingford road The old bridge is in cluded in this section of the old road Ridley Township School Director Causes Her Ar Goes to Court School room courtesy was freely discussed last night at a hearing held before Magistrate Walter S Swart ley of Glenolden when Mrs Agnes Rodgers a teacher in the Woodlyn Public School was arraigned on the carge o threatening to punch Dr George 7 Benslcy member of the school board and a former treasurer or the body in the nose during a re cent visit to theschool The teacher made the threat ac cording to Bentley on the morning of April 11 when he called a the school to make inquiries as to who assigned the lessons in arith metic to the scholars for home work after the parents of a child in the scnool district had complained to him CLEVER MARBLE SHOOTING MARKS DISTRICT PLAY Four School Boys Will Rep resent Chester in Finals at Lansdowne Thursday All Contests in Various Districts Yes t e r d ay Proved Exciting Some high class len edging ana other tricks of the marbles trade were displayed be fore a large crowd of eager partisans as four district champions were crowned throughout the city in the high spot of Boys Week activities yes terday afternoon The lads who will represent Ches ter in the county finals to be played at Lansdowne Thursday afternoon are Theodore Karponich 11year old youngster from Larkin School winner of the District No 2 title play at Dcshong Park Lawrence Losland 12yearold flash from Franklin School winner of District No 7 play at the Boys Club ball grounds Third and Ulrlch streets Frank TiminskJ 14 of St Hedwigs parochial school winner of the No 8 district playoff held at the Dewey School grounds and James Moore 13yearold Watts school student who captured the hon ors at the Booker T Washington School in the No 9 district playofl Some exciting tilts were waged in each ring in the several districts The finalists in each case were boys evenly matched and they waged a desperate struggle to remain in the running for the city county state and national tules What is more the boys who won have a chance to go on and con quer further fields the sponsors of the tournament considering them to be the classiest players ever Lo repre sent Chester Over in Deshong Park Harry A Hynes head of the marble shooting contests for the Boys Week com mittee was in charge of the largest army of exponents of the knuckle down art Mr Hynes had arranged the con test so that the fans could get a good view of the contestants and still not interfere with the play Last year the fans halted theprogress of the contests by milling too close to the shooters Yesterday they had good MEMORIAL DAY PLANS PRICE TWO CENTS CLOUDY SHOWERS FORECAST FOR TODAY Mostly cloudy skies are predicted today m Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland There will be showers tonight prob ably ending tomorrow morning and cooler weather tomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 79 degrees at 230 p m and the lowest was 57 at 130 a m The average of 68 was ten degrees above normal for the date and seven degrees above the average May I last year Maximum temperature lor the date is 83 established in 1930 and minimum 35 in 1876 Sunrise today was at 5 n m and sunset will be at 656 p m Eastern Daylight Saving Time CONGlSuf FULL TTO BASIS Some Departments of Trainer Plant on Seven Bays Per Week Continued on Page Ten SHARON HILL POLICE GET 20 P C WAGE CUT Sharon Hill council last night authorized a twenty per cent cut in wages and salaries of the police and hi gh way dep artment employes as a result of a C9nfcrence between the finance committee and a committee from the recently formed Sharon Hill Taxpayers Association The savings it is estimated will effect a the borough budget by the chief of police was cut to per month from monthly plus for gasoline allow ance Salaries of the patrolmen were pared from to monthly ef fective June 1 In the highway department one of the day men was cut from 50 cents per hour to 25 cents while another was cut from daily to An ordinance fixing the tax rate at nine and one quarter mills was given three readings and passed finally The measure effects a reduction of one quarter mill in the tax rate Four mills are for sinking fund purposes and five and one half mills for general In line with the general increase in business the CongoleumNairn plant at Trainer is now on a full time schedule The rug making establishment has approximately one thousand men and women on the payroll This figure is believed to set a new high in em ployment for the last two years The full time schedule calls for day working week for some depart ments six full days in others and seven days a week in two depart ments The print rooms and satura tion department are working on the seven dayweek basis The export de partment cutting packing and ship ping will be on the five and one half day week A few years ago the Congolcum em ployes m the print rooms and satura tion department were working on two shifts divided into one shift of eleven and a half hours in the day time nnd a night shift of twelve and a half hours When work became scarcer the hours were changed to shifts of eight hours each It is be lieved that this policy continue The CongoleumNairn plant is one of the largest plants of its kind in the East They have another plant located in Salem N J and one in Kearney N J ARE IN THE MAKING The first of a series of meetings to complete plans for the annual ob servance of Memorial Day was held in the office of Mayor William Ward Jr last night representatives from the various veterans organizations being present The meeting was a brief one the plans being generally discussed It was Decided that the yearly event be last year the servicesat St Michaels preceded by a parade The next meeting will be held in the Stevenson Post home on West Seventh street on the evening of May 10 County Property Association Will Hold Meeting Tonight Immediate action necessary to re lieve the rent situation in this county about The salary of CLAIMS AUDITORS FEE IS EXCESSIVE An appeal has been filed at Media against the annual auditors report of Haverford township on the grounds that the fee received by John C Boyle of this city township auditor is excessive The appeal filed by attorney Ray mond Larson is on behalf of Charles MKilsee Haverford township poli tician who was the prosecutor in the case and against J Leonard J Lcedom Moore Shortland Haverford Repairs to the sewage pump on Elmwood avenue were authorized NEAR COMPLETION The City Centre building and Market streets formerly Fifth occu pied by the Chester Times Ls rap idly nearing the end of its transfor mation and daily assumes the ap pearance of a modern office building The building is ideally located and when the proposed postoffice building s erected the City Centre building will be the closest office building to the new Federal structure which will be the hub of the city township officials who were tried and convicted before Judge MacDade last year of charges of malfeasance in The petition filed by attorney Lar son is a general appeal and takes ex ception to the entire report filed bv Auditor Boyle on December 31 1932 In the report it is said fees amount ing to are claimed by Boyle No date was set for a hearing but a bond was posted by Hilsce While before the Court Larson at torney for the petitioner said that his client was not acting alone but was taking the action on behalf of scores of taxpayers in the township Word from Harrisburg today an nounced that Governor Pinchot had named William H Raymond as jus tice of the peace of Chester town ship to succeed Joseph H Czokay who was removed from office by decree of the court and who is now serving a jail term Louis Geier of Prospect Park was named as justice of the peace of that borough to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Hand Both appointments were sent to the Senate Committee on executive nominations ORGANIZING Miss Helene Vortigern daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold A Vortigern of 407 Urban avenue Norwood has been elected president of her class at Wil on College Chambersburg Miss Vortigern who has been prominent in class activities will hold this office or the year 19331934 REPORT F DR IS Denied He Will Attend Economic Conference in London in June W Frank Mathues of Moylan is organizing the Horse Shoe Point Farm Club with his ornate estate along the Chesapeake Bay near North East Mel as its headquarters The estate is one of the showplaces along that recreation area and is equipped with various departments for all kinds of sports The new or ganization will have a limited mem bership and many local residents are expected to be on the roster 11 VESSELS WERE FOGJSOUND NEW YORK May UP vessels carrying 3000 passengers from Europe Central and South America weer fogbound early today and forced to anchor outside the harbor discussed this evening at a meeting of the Delaware Countv Property Owners Association to be held at 8oclock in the Community Center on West Eighth street near Sproul street Special committees of the associa tion will be appointed to make a sur vey of conditions in the county and the support of all interested persons desiring to attend the meeting will be enlUstcd in the cause A report will be given by Benjamin H Rittcr secre tary of the Pennsylvania Housing As sociation in which he will stress the need for rent relief as indicated bv cnses on record in the Chester area and will nlso tell of the various rent relief programs now in operation in other counties and cities of Pennsyl vania Mrs M E Ives president of the Chester Real Estate Board will speak on the topic Property Owners In terest in Rent Relief J H Barn holt adviser of the Temporary Emer gency Relief Commission of Delaware will speak on the subject How Rent Relief Works in Delaware The concluding speaker of the eve nlng wlllbe John R Helms prcsidont of the Delaware County Owners Association whose topic will be The Urgent Need for Action and the Plan to be Followed in Presenting the Need for Rent Relief in Delaware County to Our Stfitc Legislature Appointments will include that of a survey committee a legislative com mittee a publicity committee and a finance committee A Warwick sec retary of the association will furnish an enrollment and organization re1 port SCORES DEAD IN TORNADOES IN SOUTH AND WEST Louisiana Arkansas and Missouri Toll May Reach 100 or More Northern Illinois Swept Deaths Are Town Wrecked in La SHREVEPORTLa May which swept through Louisiana Arkansas and Missouri late yesterday almost destroyed one town and took a total toll of lives which mounted close to 100 today as reports from isolated communities were received The town of Minden in north western Louisiana bore the brunt of the storm Deaths in Minden and the immediate vicinity were placed at 80 but it was feared a further search of wreckage might yield more bodies The sfcorm which wrecked Minden appeared first near Magnolia Ark just north of the Louisiana line It did minor damage in Magnolia and swept through Calhoun a few miles to the south Then it tore through Minden wipingout an extensive resi dence section and damaging business buildings Arcadia some twenty miles east next reported the tornado A tornado alsostruck a small regiod along the morthern ArkansasMis souri border wrecking fourteen homes between Westplains Mo and Salem In addition several deaths were reported from isolated settlements m the path of the storm Several hundred persons were re tue tornados many critically Damage to crops and farms was heavy Most of thevictims were Negroes Complete breakdown of cations made relief work difficult im the hard hit Minden area C R Bowman businessman of Boy line who drove through Minden a SS after the storm ended told of the wreckage there iJLfrt Jrointhe west he said Everything up to the court Continued on Page Tea IMPORTANT MEETING VETERANS POLITICAL PAR Major General Smedlcy D Sutler U S M C retired will address a mass meeting of war veterans at the home of the John Wesley Cross Post American Legion this evening The purpose of the meeting is to organize a branch of a national or ganization which will be a veterans nonpartisan political club Veterans of the various wars in which this country has taken part arc banding together for their welfare The American Legion which hereto fore was a nonpolitical group is fast entering the political field and the purpose of the new organization will be to support men of their choice lor national state county and municipal offices The organization promises to be one of the strongest political bod ies in the country c Wcst Business Mens As sociation will meet this evening in headquar and Yarnall streets President Charles Ward will preside Importantbusiness will be discussed S 1 TO WORK FULL TIME NORRISTOWN Pa the strength of advance orders the plant of Edwin Louis Bray inc woolen manufacturers expects ASKED TO FORM CABINET HAGUE Holland May e Queea asked Dr Hendrix form acabinet today Colijn Congress Today By UNITED PRESS SENATE Continues Muscle Shoals debate on Two firemen of this city effected he rescue of a feline imprisoned high cinity of Fourth and Upland streets last evening and ended a threeday branch sitting act when the cat was forced to take when chased toy dogs Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Can avan and Daniel Dougherty members 2 went to the rescue in answer to summons over the telephone by a resident of the neighborhood who had tired of the cats disturbing cries from its lofty perch Dougherty donning heavy gloves to prevent scratches from sharp claws climbed up the tree seized the feline and carried it to the ground Banking SubCommittee considers 8enate Horae Mortgage HOUSE Considers Parm Relief Inflation program Appropriations Committee meets on Independent Offices Supply bill Labor Committee continues hear ings on 30hour week bill Commerce Committee meets on Se curities Protection bill Military Committee considers na tional defense bills Rivers and Harbors Committee studies Upper Mississippi river im provements 17 PUPILS KURT IN SCHOOL BUS CRASH READING Pa May Seventeen pupils of the Muhlenberg ownship consolidated school were njured two of them seriously when i school bus loaded with 50 pupils lolllded with a coal truck on the Al entown pike today one mile north of here Topics of Times Walter Tyson is thinking about tak ing up automobile racing this year but when he practices hes going to use a track where theres no large obstacles in hispath Harry Smith the big minstrel man is thinking about going to Hollywood An easier way for Harry to get iri the movies would be to spend a quar the Company dwellings He said on the morning of his visit he entered the room taught by a Miss Deckert and made the inquiry men tioned and after Suburban the Continued on Page Ten May peculation as to the possibility of resident Roosevelt attending the world economic conference in London persisted today in the face of White House denials Too silly for words was the reply from official quarters to questions whether Mr Roosevelt contemplated using the swift 10000ton cruiser In dianapolis for an overseas voyage The speculation developed from two CaPtain Walter N Vernou Decided Drop in Building i wsJ docking facilities for the Indianapolis in and Mr Roosevelt was pressing for adjournment of Congress by June 1 twelve days before the Lon by an administra tion official that the cruiser was be ing brought into this vicinity for the convenience of the President Will Mr Roosevelt use the ship for a visit to London thfs official was asked The President has no Intention of going abroad was the reply He Continued on Ten BuiJding operations in Pennsyl vania during 1932 were the dullest in many years according to statistics compiled by the Department of La bor and Industry In Chester build ing activity dropped 31 per cent over the preceding year not a single dwell ing house being built The total cost of all building in this city during1933 amounted to permits for which netted the city License fees for signs erected which also comes under the supervision of the building inspector amounted to or a total of 717 for license fees and building per mits During the entire year only three buildings of any importance were erected They were the Young Mens Republican Club the Jefferis public school Sun Village and a steel furnace in the Sun Shipyard The total cost of these buildings amounted to over Most of the other construction consisted o building additions garages and gaso line service stations The local outlook for1933 Is no brighter according to Building In spector Devlin as the total amount of construction in this city from Jan uary 1 until last Saturday April 29 to corresponding firsc for the four months of 1932 The building slump in Pennsyl during 1932 was so widespread that buiJding construction in three and cent of the total volume of building 50 munlciPalities reporting to the Department of Labor and Indus Practically at a stand still at present remarked Inspector but you can rest as sured that when normal times return Chester building contractors Megmthe sheik scoop Glenolden is now covering the hospital beat We merely print this information for eligible nurses The big noise jn police court mornings is the teletype machine that makes all witnesses yell in order to be heard Considerable bootlegging of gaso line reported inthis state Many bootleggers are probably selling it as whiskey with nobody the wiser in cluding Zack Camera expert says movie actresses are really not as thin as camera trickery makes them look But are they as dumb The millions of dollars could be expended on repairs right now provided the property owners were in a position to have such needed work done The statewide survey showed that declines of 49 per cent or more hi building expenditures during 1932 as compared with 1931 were shown for ContinuedonBageTen WASHINGTON May Weather forecast Eastern to and probably Wednesday morn ingcooler Wednesday and in i and north portions late tonight New tonight xnd probably Wednesday morning slightly warmer on the coast tonight cooler Wednesday Western nigrht probably endingWednesday morningcooler tonight and Wednes day TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m 7 a m 8 a m 9 a m 10 8iv mi SS 11 a m 60 Noon 64 l p m 66 2 l 68 70 72   

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