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Chester Times (Newspaper) - May 3, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE 4ONTHS ENDING DECEMBER 31 1932 FINAL EDITION WitK All Latest and Best of the Day 57TH 17583 Dally Leased Wire Reports United Press tTP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA WEDNESDAY MAY 3 1933 JURY DECISION IN RAMSEY BOND CASE IS SOUGHT Attorney Says County Offi cers Aided Embezzler by Ignoring Law Jurist Says BondingCom pany Is One to Take Ac tion Not Bench If ever the officers of a county disregarded every law to protect the taxpayers the officers of this county did in assisting William T Ramsey in furthering his scheme to rob people E Wallace Chadwick at torney for the American Surety and Bonding Company declared yester day while arguing before the Court en bane at Media to have a judg ment entered by the county commis sioners against the bonding company stricken off Judgment in the sum of was entered by the county against the bonding company which was on Ramseys bond and Mr Chadwick is attempting to have the judgment opened and the facts placed before a jury to decide whether or not the county should collect the money After Mr Chadwick and Albert E Williams county solicitor argued their case before the court and cited other cases to support their conten tions they handed up briefs Opinions will be handed down by the Court settling the matter Declaring that the bonding com pany should not be held liable for the loss incurred by Ramseys embezzle ment because Hugh B Hayes county treasurer issued a certificate in 1931 the former Chester tax collector was not short in his accounts Mr Chadwick said that there were hints of collusion be tween Ramsey and the county of ficers Before the bonding company granted Ramsey his bond for 1931 Continued on Page Eleven HARRISBURG Pa May recommended by Gov ernor Pinchot were prepared today for insertion in Senator John J Mc Clures utility regulation bill In a conference with McClure the Governor and his adviser Public Serv ice Commissioner George Woodruff suggested provisions limiting utility1 franchise to 50 years and ing an excess profits reserve in utility accounting Pinchot indicated that the amend ments the which is on the third reading calen dar in the House He denied that he had announced he would veto the bill which the Legislature advanced in preference to the Governors own bill which was introduced by Senator Thompson Westmoreland A statement has been circulated that I have said I will veto the Mc Clure public utility bill That state ment is mistaken I have made no pronouncement on this subject at all and I am waiting to see what the bill will contain when it reaches me Pinchot said ROMANCE OR JUST VACATION Accompanied by Alexander Kirkland feliowHoIlywoodile n wellknown star of stage and screen and the Hedgerow Theatres most famous graduate is pictured after leaving the plane in which she arl rived at Havana Cuba from Los Angeles The gentleman in the center is a Ouban newspaperman who is checking up on a mild rumor that the screen couple are m Havana for the purpose of being married But Ann says its just a vacation IS MODEST HERO Recipient of Carnegie Medal Previously Hon ored by England Getting a bronze Carnegie medal for extraordinary heroism last week was a thrill of course for Edward J Cartain of 1226 Pine lane Buckman Village but Cartain is used to that sort of thing The husky father of three children cut his heros eyeteeth before he emigrated from his native heath England for this country seven ago In England he performed a rescue feat and his bravery was recognized by the Crown Cartain re ceiving the Kings Medal and a gift of 100 pounds sterling The Carnegie Medal also brought him an award of S1000 is employed at the Trainer refinery of the Sinclair Re fining Company did not reveal his NURSES ENTERTAINED Fiftyeight student nurses of the Chester Hospital the internes and supervising nurses were treated to more than two hours entertainment last night when the threeact comedy The Red Headed Stepchild was presented by a cast composed of mem bers of the Red Topper Club of Up land The play was given in the main reception room of the Nurses home on Barclay street north of Ninth streetFollowing the enter tainment a social season was enjoyed An orchestra furnished music for dancing HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY AT AURORA Blue Bobs Luck Charlton Weather cloudy track heavy AT PIMLICO Rest Short Green Cheese Icicle Boniface 2d Irish Bullet Sun Rest Step My Fergus Traffic Judge jVIintie Weather cloudy track muddy AT CHURCHILL DOWNS Justice Prince Dunroyal More Anon Guidess Flowery Lady Mighty Atom Ann What Hieh Diver b Squeeze Out Wind Old Lady Patrol Go Forth L Votan Weather cloudy track fast former feaftn wmfam w wiiiiam moaf superinten dent of fehe plant about it last week and Mr Argyle told Rotarians about it yesterday The Carnegie Medal which was presented to Cartain was for saving the In e of Viola Rivers 33 wife of Captain Joseph R Rivers who was in an explosion of Bidwell at Marcus Hook a year ago He dived into the Delaware river the surface of which was covered with flaming oil and swam ashore with the woman who had been hurled into the river bv the force of the explosion fatally injured the oil tanker COUNTY ARTISTS BY LOCAL MERCHANTS Friday May 19 which will be known as Chester Day will greatest avalanche of present the bargains to shoppers in the history of the city The committee of merchants plan ning for the event held a meeting yesterday at the Chester Club and made further plans to give the affair the most extensive advertising ever attempted Laundries bakeries dairy concerns transportation units and cinema houses have agreed to co operate in making the day a memo rable one During the next two weeks meetings will be held periodically and shoppers within a radius of 50 miles can learn of the unprecedented bar gains by watching the columns of this journal WEST END COUPLE MARRIED AT ELKTON Oliver McCorrnick 23 of Booth wyn and Miss Dorothy Delks 20 of Second and Highland avenue surprised their friends yesterday afternoon with the announcement that they had just re turned from Elkton Md where they were married The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs John Delks well known resi Business Women Pay Homage Here to Out standing Figures The Business and Professional Womens Club of this city honored county women who have achieved eminence in the field of the arts and letters as the annual banquet of the club last evening in the Y W C A launched another good will voyage of the Ship of Commerce1 Miss Mar garet C Stetser president was toast mistress The guests were Louise Mitchell Clyde of Swarthmore pianist com poser Constance Cochrane of By wood formerly of this city painter Grace Livingston Hill of Swarth more novelist Rachel Dryden Sher ratt of Glenolden poet Edna Coates of Lima violinist and music critic Isabel Briggs Myers of Swarthmore playwright and writer 0fmysterystories and Dorothy Mc Eweh Forrest ofWJLansdowrievInter preter of poetry Mrs Edgar Marburg of Haverford who is president of the Southeast District of the State Fed eration of Pennsylvania Women was the speaker who concluded the eve nings program Introduction of the guests was made in noval fashion Miss Stetser the captain read from the log of the voyage and called upon several of her shipmates for the result of their search for eminent women whose names might be written upon the log In this way and with a few words Continued on Page Eleven PHILLIES GAME Wet grounds today caused post ponement in Philadelphia of the PhilliesPirates game last of a three game series played later header The contest as part of a will be double Crowd Packs State Senate Chamber to Witness His Installation HARRISBURG May In a crowded Senate Chamber former Senator Prank E Baldwin Potter county took the oath of office yester day as auditor general of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania The oath was administered by Judge Robert R Lewis Coudersport a former secretary of the Common wealth When Judge Lewis concluded recitation of the oath Baldwin re sponded with I do and received prolonged applause He then was in troduced by Lieut GovE C Shan dents of the Eleventh ward grooms parents are Mr and Horace McCormick The Mrs non Baldwin promised a business economical administration as good as PRICE TWO GENTS POLICE TRUCE FOR KIDNAPER OF GIRL TAKEN A T SCHOOL Offer of 48Hour Period of Grace in Which Abductors Will Have Opportunity to Re turn Wealthy Mans Child Unharmed Agreed Line Kept Open Tenyearold Peggy McMath Seized by Lone Negro in an Attending Cape Cod Mass Will Pay Ransom to Any Amount Wdnapers can feel safe to A 48hour period of grace to give the bring the child to our house here The state police have agreed to give the kidnapers a 48hour moratorium The truce which McMnth hopes will result m the return of his daugh ter was decided upon while the most intensive search since the kidnaping of the Lindbergh baby was In full kidnapers of 10yearold Peggy Mc Math heiress to a fortune an oppor tunity to return the child unharmed was agreed upon today by members of her family and State police Announcement of the moratorium was made by William Lee spokesman for the family and an associate of Neil McMath father of the kidnaped child in a boatbuilding business here swing here This section of Cape Cod was closely concerned in the Lindbergh nounced the telephone line in the McMath home here will be kept open to give kidnapers free access to the house in the event they wish to take advantage of McMaths offer to pay a ransom and ask no questions Through Lee McMath issued the following statements concerning the daring abduction of his daughter from her schoolroom All I am interested in is the re turn of the child That is our whole concern I will pay all I can raise to the kidnapers and will not prosecute if the child is returned Buzzards it Bay on the waters of nearby that Col Charles A Lindbergh was falsely told he would find a boat being used as a hideaway for his already murdered baby State police made no secret of the fact they believed they were dealing with a desperate band of organized kidnapers The childs father told authorities that kidnaping for ran som was the only theory he could advance for the abduction Peggy 10yearold granddaughter of Francis C McMath millionaire Continued on Page Eleven PINCHOT McClure Measure Gets Vote of 147 to 19 Without Debate Regulates Distributors and Sellers Governor to Sign the Act Pinchot to Sign Repeal Convention Beer Taxation Bills HARRISBURG May liquor and beer problems which have caused a months confusion in the General Assembly will be settled shortly j by Governor Gifford Pinchot The governor announced today he will sign three bills at the same time They are the McClure constitutional convention bill pro viding machinery for Pennsylva nias action on proposed repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment the McClure beer control bill and the beer taxation bill The tax measure was before the Senate for final passage today HARRISBURG Pa May 3njp taxation and unemployment relief were entwined closely in final actiontoday by the state legislature on the bill placing a levy of a on beer Revenue statisticians expected the tax would provide bien nially and the money would be de voted to feeding and clothing needy Pennsylvanians as part of the 000000 relief program Although Governor Pinchot inti mated he was receptive to a tax double that which the bill provided he state Senate was expected to pass he bill in its present form and rush t to the governor who has the beer regulation bill before him The regulatory measure was ap Continued on Eleven residence in Eddystone Continued on Fifteen Novel Instruction Aids Handicapped School Pupils The Story of Prom theera of primitive barter down through the ages to explain todays plans for inflation PICTURES In 12 daily chapters revealing the fascinating evolution of mans medium of exchange See Page 5 HARRISBURG May cans and jar lids make handicapped school children happy They are gathered taken to school andturned into toys If tin cans are not to be found ends of wooden orange crates are collected carved in relief designs and painted Discarded tinware was fashioned into a toy train an oil tank truck a dump truck and a calliope by spe cial education pupils of the Lebanon public schools They are but a few of the 500 articles made by boys and girls who fail in their school work in the regular grades and are given in the special classes a pro gram of educational activities suited to their abilities Articles have been schools in all parts of the state by the Department of Public Instruc here exhibits from fifteen cities are a pig chair and cat chair made by Palmerton pupils A full rigged sail ing vessel is in the Reading exhibit Lancaster is credited with a monkey shine box a toy cat made of an old inner tube andsome excellent four harness weaving specimens Harris burg children show unusual skill with metal work jewelry weaving and jig saw products An old cheese box made a drum for West Chester pupils and Jen kin town boys made a tomtom from an old mincemeat bucket Easton children contributed a fourhorse the State Museum A completely furnished and elec trically lighted miniature house made by Erie boys and girls is a feature of the large go with the Lebanon calliope Altoona supplied a doc chair and book of original designs and from Allen town there is a caned chair Future Chester shipbuilders show a battle ship and yacht together with out standing woodworking articles All sorts of rugs silver and copper work loom products leather and wood craft articles are included in the pub lic school exhibit Scores of articles made by pupils in the state schools JUNE GRAND JURY MEMBERS CHOSEN Will Convene June 5 For Consideration of pared Indictments Pre Names were drawn from the jury wheel yesterday in the sheriffs office at Media for the June Grand Jury which will convene in the Courthouse on Monday June 5 Preseent at the drawing of the names from the wheel were Harry C FARM PRODUCTS LA GARBO LANDS BUT HER FIVE TRUNKS DONT Garbo the j J V C H UTI vll authorities passed on her reentry under tho Swedish immoral snip Greta officials held immigration ion quota Agriculture Measure Spon sored by Economists for Roosevelt be Used for Control Over Other Dis organized Concerns WASHINGTON May rlght 1933 by United communities have discovered a spe cial interest In the revolutionary farm bill now nearing enactment One of the first tasks of the De partment of Agricluture in putting this measure Into effect will be the application of its broad powers to license manufacturers of farm prod ucts Department of Agriculture experts are consulting industries which would be affected If the move suc ceeds they believe it will establish a pattern for similar Federal control over other disorganized industries Its most aggressive sponsor is Dr Mordecai Ezekiel a member of the brain trust He is a young man of quiet professional air with a fast sharp mind a hestitant a soft voice and a modest bearing which belies the boldness with which Judge MacDade Principal Speaker at Meeting Held at Collins dale Continued on Page Eleven Showers and cooler weather will continue today in Eastern Pennsyl vania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be fair tomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 80 degrees at 230 p m and the lowest was 59 at 230 a m The average of 70 was 12 degrees above normal for the date and 15 de grees above the average May 2 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 87 established in 1913 and minimum 36 in 1903 Sunrise today was at 458 a m and sunset will be at 657 p m Eastern Daylight Saving time More than 30o persons crowded to capacity the auditorium of the head quarters of Colllngdale Fire Company No 2 Colllngdale last night and heard the Magistrates Association of Delaware County celebrating itssec ond anniversary with a dinner and entertainment lauded by members of the bench and bar William E Griffith president of the organization acted as toasfcmastcr Judge Albert Dutton MacDade the principal speaker made reference to the original magistrates association which was formed in Chester when its gatherings were held in the old Metropolitan Hotel at Tenth street and Edgmont avenue Judge MacDnde referred to the cus tom of the late Alderman Mercer of the Fourth ward who opened his magistrates court with prayer Ho made reference to the ceremonies at tending the opening of the Court of Quarter Sessions asserting that the American people show a greater rev erence for their Institutions where there is a certain dignity and sol emnity attached to the proceedings The speaker referred to the days when he was a young lawyer and was accustomed to visit the office of the late Israel W Durham in Philadel Rayon Plant Employing 3500 Sees Orders Months Ahead for Additional optimistic news in local industrial circles is found in the re Continued on Eleven Elimination Contests to be Held in Schools Week Feature Section North of Eleventh Now Being The work of grading that section to the Central preparatory to avenue intersection the paving of the roadway with concrete started yes terday by the Union Paving Com pany of Philadelphia was tempo weather Wigmore of Prospect Park and Josrarily halted by todays inclement eph Carson of Clifton Heights jury commissioners Those assisting in the work included Judge Albert Dut ton MacDade Miss Helen M Gaskill Mrs Mijycent M Leddy and G Mer Continued on Pape Eleven latter a tipstaff in j NORWOOD DISCUSSES TAX INSTALMENTS Courtroom No 3 The names and addresses of those drawn to serve on the juru are Elsie Smith Leonard Radnor Mary Haverford T Fred Lewis Providence Alice V Alexander Nor wood James B Smith Sr Upper Darby Louis Roulean Upper Darby Laura V Starr Upper Darby Ellwood Carpenter Chester Jessie N Green Colwyn Lydia H Phillips Bethel township George Kane Rad nor Clara Valentine Chester John Renz Norwood Leedom Y Tucker man Media John Kirk Newtown Paul A Shade Media Johanna Juhn ColllngdaleElizabeth Seldel Clifton Heights Walter Baker Media John Crooks Upland Bertha Lawton Middletown Edward Watson Upper Darby Edward Bowley Chester and Frank Mangan Chester At the meeting of Norwood Borough Council held last night in the flre house hall on Wlnona avenue Nor wood members of the school board of that borough were present to dis cuss with council the adoption of ui Jhe most Popular contests possible will take place a a main event on the Chester Boys Week pro gram the spelling bee Students in the variouspublic and parochial schools will line up n gainst the side of the school rooms this afternoon and endeavor to spell each other down The last one remaining will oL course be termed the cham pion of his school and will be eligible to compete in the grand final tobe held in the Franklin School Friday afternoon It is fitting that one of the fea tures of the American Boys Week should be the spelling face It is a the test of the earliest feature that has stood years It was part of Continued on is now running on a normal sched ule There are approximately 3500 employes of this big concern and ifc is understood that sufficient orders are on hand to insure a continuation of the present production program throughout the forthcoming summer Prior to the bank holidayconditions at the rayon plant were not so good but in March business beganto pick up and at the present time some semblance oC the oldtlrne boom days is found Yesterday it was annduricodthat the Congoleum Company nmployfng 1000 at Trainer is running on ful time and residents and merchants in condition of affairs A group of journalism students from Wildcllfr Junior College of the Mary yLyon School Swarthmore visited the Chester Times planV yes terday afternoon and were shown the complete process of publishing the newspaper The preparation of copy in the news room the teletype machines carrying telegraph news the linotype machines and the makeup of the paper were watched with keen in terest by the guests who ended their nspection In the press room watch Ing the giant press pour out thous ands of copies of the paper The group included Miss Holman Miss Esther Miller Miss Evelyn Swift and Miss Charlotte Peterson accompanied by Walter Steadman TO WILMINGTON The American Legion Glee Club Orphans Club at their spring con cert in the gold ballroom of the Hotel duPont tomorrow evening This musical treat has been ar runged through the courtesy of Harry White who is publicity manager of me American Legion Glee Club and also a prominent member of the Delaware organization WASHINGTON May adequate accommodations are avail able aboard the cruiser Indianapolis should President Roosevelt decide to make an ocean voyage on that ship which is expected at Baltimore in June in response to White House sug gestions With a movement for speedy ad journment of Congress gaining mo mentum in Administration circles talk continued that Mrr Roosevelt might utilize the respite from domes taxes on an Instalment basis No definite decision was reached in the matter and council voted to meet with the school board Monday eve ning for further discussion of the subject The action Is in line with that taken by Darby Council Monday night in adopting a resolution to per mit payment of 1933 taxes In ten monthly Instalment beginning July 1 an appearance at the London Eco nomic Conference next month deliver a speech and then hurry home The White House however dis ayowed rumors that the President contemplating a trip abroad It used only to take him from Eastport Mer to Baltimore or Washington upon hLs return from a scheduled yachting trip along the Maine coast sometime late In June The Indianapolis is Ideally suited for carrying the President and a large staff It was built to as a flag ship and consequently has spacious phia praisine the courtesy of Mr 3 an hour the vessel could make a t0 undoubtedly cabin built for large and coolfur in mahogany with brass trim rnT state room the Indianapolis is equipped with a suite for the captain and staterooms for 49 wardroom and 12 warrant officers Captain John M Smeallie of Am sterdam NY is commander of the H a veteran of the World War and served as navigating and executive officer of the battle ship Jlorida while ic fought with the grand fleet TO REPRESENT NAZIS BERLIN May Dr Paul Nazi minister of represent Ger Joseph Goebbels propaganda will many at the opening of the Chicago World Fair it was learned authori tatively today REALTY OWNERS CONSIDER PLANS FOR RENT RELIEF Attorney Criticizes Police For Permitting Vandals to Damage Dwellings Statistical Report Read by Housing Executive Con cerning Survey John E McDonough local attorney rapped the police department for allowing the wilful destruction by vandals of the vacant properties of taxpayers last night when he spoke before a meeting of nearly a hundred property owners comprising the Dela ware County Property Owners Asso ciation who met In the Community Center building on Ease Eighth street to consider plans for rent relief The attorney expressed the belief that the funds at present being placed at the disposal of the welfare by the state could be made to serve the purpose of including rent relief and shelter for the needy if the property owners would band together properly and force an issue He advised the owners to arouse sentiment toward showing a united front to make officials realize the im portance of the issue He advocated wholesale organization with a threat to dispossess and a will to carry the threat through if officials would not concede relief In mentioning the re sults he said This action would certainly set up a hullabaloo around the welfare headquarters where so much is now being spent in other re lief than shelter He suggested the threat of no taxes and no interest to be paid if no rent relief was forth coming Again the speaker reverted to tha city government in his criticism saying that In the present budget there was no reduction in city council salaries while those of other lesser employes were cut He suggested that these high officials had done nothing toward the aid of property conditions which grow worse as outrages by vandals continue He said that in other cities such as Wilmington there was a provision for shelter of wel Continued on Pagre Eleven CHILD GOING HOME NEW YORK May time this week Helen Vasko 2 will be taken from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center to her home In Hast ingsonHudaon Judge Smyth of WestchesterCounty Childrens Court announced today US TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON May Treasury balance as of May 1 06496679 r expenditures customs receipts 027 91 Congress Today By UNITED PRESS SENATE Continues debate on Muscle Shoals bill Judiciary sub committee resumes inquiry into delay in prosecution of Harriman bank officials Finance committee continues hear ings on gasoline tax bill Labor committee opens hearings on national employ ment system Foreign relations committee con siders arms embargo resolution Banking committee hears relief pleas of various mayors HOUSE Votes on inflation Labor committee continues hearings on 30hour week bill Navy committee hearing on naval flight pay Rivers and harbors committee hearing on upper Mississippi proj ects Times A Ridley township school director riad a teacher arrested because she threatened him Heres hoping this doesnt become popular among tha students A Bulgarian woman who lived to 110 attributed her longevity to he fact she always slept with a potato in her bed Youd think shed choose something with fewer eyes Our State Superior Court has ruled that its all right to slap your wife while arguing Cut this out and paste it on thewifes dressing table Italian brides will go to the altar next year with dowries provided by sachelors who are taxed to furnish em Taxation without representation Is tyranny l Building at standstill reads local news item If we ever see one running were going to swear off This is being celebrated as Boy Week and Child Health Week Sinco April 7 weve had Beer Weak It begins to look like local detec tives have the numbers of a lot of ottery racketeers Theres no question about it a 5 cent glass of the new brew would taste better if it didnt cost dime Local van owners report fewer mov ings this spring than any other year A number would like to noved but the motion was overruled by circumstances WASHINGTON May Weather Eastern Pennsylvania Fair onight and Thursday cooler tonight Western Generally air and cooler tonigrht Thursday air slowly rising temperature in oathwest portion TODAYS TEMPEKATDRES 6 a m 60 11 a m 7 am 60 Noon 8 a m 62 l 9 a nx w 63 2 p 0 a m 60 64 66 W
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