Chester Times, May 6, 1933

Chester Times

May 06, 1933

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - May 6, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NETPAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE IOXTZS ENDING DECEMBER 31 1932 HNAL EDITION With AH Latest and Best of the Day 57TH 17586 Daily Leased Wire of United Press UP and Intemationai News Service INS CHESTER PA SATURDAY HAY 6 1933 TWENTY PAGES PA LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS AFTER 26HOUR SESSION Prolongs Discussion of Ap propriations Quits at 433 A M Today Time Was Set For Noon Acts Are Jammed Through HARRISBURG Pa May Pennsylvania legislature ad journed its regular 1933 session sine die early today after a session of more than 26 hours to rush comple tion of itsprogram v The end came with passage of a General Appropriation bill providing for thi general expenses of the state in the biennium be ginning June 1 The bill provided but than Governor Pinchot had asked for the same purposes in his budget V The surrender to the governor followed three successive steps The house passed the bill at The Senate then approved it in the amount of Each group proposed to enforce economies on the administration of state business by the Pinchot regime Conferees were given the measure They brought it out for final action with its total almost within reach of the budget requested s The final day of the session was prolonged for hours by the dispute over appropriations and by the necessity for reprinting the bill be cause of errors Adjournment was set officially for Friday May 5 at twelve oclock noon and although in each House stood at 12 oclock when the legislature finished its work the actual time was a mrrE S T In the closing hours the Sdrdoni Banking Business and Banking De partment Codes the Harris Perma nent Personal Registration plan for Pittsburgh and Scrantbn the Mc Clure Utility Regulation program The S2220000 Hospital Omnibus bill the Parkinson 517963000 Motor Fund Appropriation to municipalities the Coyne bill repealing the state bank tax and the Gelder bill adding con nectingborough streets to the town ship road system finally enacted and sent to the governorsdesk The banking codes went through minus their original for Continued on Last Pagc LOCAL WINNERS IN BRIDGE OLYMPIC The localwinners of the second arvnuaL World Bridge Olympic held the world last Monday evening were announced this morn ing by Mrs Harry M Armitage chairman of the local committee Sixteen hands were played and par was the main object The total scor ing had nothing to do with the ham ingof the winners Those who scored the most pars in the sixteen rounds were entitled to the first wards In ternational prizes are to be distrib uted tothose scoring the most pars In the North and South pair com petition Mrs Prank H Griffin of Wawa and Mrs William A Paison of Chester were awarded the first prize with a record of four pars Sec ond place was featured1 by a number of similar scores In the East and West pair competition Miss Sarah Sweeney and Mrs Prances Campbell both of Chester were the official winners The East and West award was made after a close count of the scor ing of the hands Mrs Walter Min gin and Mrs Mildred Brown equalled Miss Sweeney and Mrs Campbell in the scoring of pars each making four but the latter pair bettered their rival contestants in defensive play The local play of the sixteen hands was held in the Chester Club at 511 Welsh street Fifty six players took part The hands were selected by a committee of eighteen of the finest bridge experts in the world AUTO HITS TREE DRIVER UNINJURED Charles Hughes 30 of 12 Walnut street Marcus Hook narrowly es caped injury last evening when an automobile he was driving crashed into a tree at Eighth and Kerlin streets badly damaging the automo bile Hughes told Police Magistrate Hoiian that he lost control when a pedestrian stepped in the path of his car and the machine skidded on the wet pavement when he swerved to avoid striking the man He was fined S5 and costs on a disorderly conduct charge Another accident was recorded at Broad and Potter streets shortly be fore last midnight both drivers es caping injuries These cars were op erated by G M Cor bin 51 6 East Twentyfourth street and Leonard Warren 22 of 2 Hutchinson avenue Holmes Both drivers were arrested and will be arraigned for hearings in police court on Tuesday May 15 TWO CENTS GOVERNORS WIFE LEADS STRIKE PICKETS Aroused bv testimony of outrageous conditions in Lchigrh Vallev shirt factories Mrs Glfford Pmehot of PerniSAIvamas jrcnernor joined strikers picketing a factory at Northampton near Allentown Mrs Pin chot is shown left with a friend leading a picket line PLAN TO PROBE PA SWEATSHOPS First Ward Residents Take Official in Lehigh County Their Objections to Court Names Detective to In Offered vestigate Charges In an effort to prevent the opera ALLENTOWN Pa May No beer licenses will be issued in tion of a gasoline station at the j With state officials planning an in Delaware county under the new BEER EDICT OF CO TREASURER Will Not Issue Any Li censes Until Latter Part of Present Month fv a ne hP n iSf 8 the peticion southeast corner of Eighteenth street vestigation of intolerable conditions and Edgmont avenue this city a in the sweatshops of the Lehigh val CT 1tfQ C rt TTT Icy the baby strikers strengthened their lines today and continuedtheir fight with increased enthusiasm lt j New impetus was given the strike r j yesterday whan Mrs GifTord Pinchot m wife of the Governor of the common ttan1 wealth joined the children on the picket line in both Allentown and Northampton Dressed in a naming red ensemble she aroused them and urged them to continue their struggle untilthe intolerable conditions are v The first lady thestate was especially aroused over reports that many of the girls had been mistreated by foremen and superintendents in the mills Vigorously she announcedshe would urge action to place the offenders in John Walker and Mrs Annie M Walker of 11 Ease Eighteenth street The witness said he had tallced with officials of the Delaware County of the prop erty and alsb wrth officials of the Diamond Ice and Fuel Company rhc tenants of the corner property who started to build the gas station on April 24 Attorney John E Hannum Jr counsel forthe two corporations pro duced the lease which Attorney Ran kin read It showed that the prop erty had been leased in April 1932 for ten years at an annual rental of and gave the tenants an option to buy the ground on Edgmont ave nue at the price of per front foot Crossexamination by Mr Hannum took in a description of dwellings and business places on Edgmont avenue Mrs Walker testified that she and her husband had lived in their home s both be issded by the jail And as a result of her presence in the town District Attorney John Diefenderfer of Lshigh counts said he hadassigned County Detective Hubert Bachman to investigate the testimony of the girls If the stories are substantiated he said we will take criminal ac tion Testimony regarding the moral standards of the shirt factories was given at a closed session before the members of the special commission State law until the latter part of this month it was indicated yester day by County Treasurer William L Dickel The new law approved by Gov ernor Pinchot on Wednesday pro vides that licens and retail shall county treasurer in each county of the State Treasurer Dickel pointed out yes terday that the State has not yet submitted any form of application blank for those persons and corpora tions who desire licenses He antici pates a standard form bcrns pre pared in Harrisburg but expects that each county will have to print its own application blanks The blanks may be ready In a week or ten days Mr Dickel de clared and then he will be ready to rccieve applications Treasurer Dickel indicated that he will ask for surety bonds in the sum of each from applicants as provided in the new law iwmi iiAwiLikjiio UMC apcwicu turulilLSiilOn jor years She said that many j appointed by Governor Pinchot to j investigate conditionsin the valley Continued on Last Paje j A new angle in the baby strike developed in Philadelphia today WOMAN KILLED 15 HURT IN BUS CRASH YORK Pa May Mrs Louise Moller 42 of Indianapolis 114 State street was killed and 15 other persons injured when a bus of the Great Eastern Stage Line over turned at Del Roy near here today The dead woman was a daughter of Charles T Moller Indianapolis 7 m rnnaaciDiiia today CELEBRATORS j United States District Attorney TTXTTQ TTi T A inward W Wells said he was watch 1O FAl mg the situation closely WV rlWWrt g the police blotter today six being faid X watching the arrested here yesterday Three of 1 ClOSely and raay start a fed mvcst1ti mvcst1tion of the moral con the celebrators were fined S2 and costs each the others being disaitlons m the factories charged Those fined were Edward Burk 43 of Feltonville Abe Brady 32 homeless Harry Green 42 Town send street near Eleventh street JohnPierson 30 of Engle street near Seventh street William Brown 24 TA JLU DISCOVERS BLAZE Glancing out over the city from the and G D Green of Wil1 office of John Nealzon high in the East Eighth street arrested on a dis yesterday afternoon orderly conduct charge was held for Coainof Ridley Park noticed smoke questioning Mrs Mary Stevens 731 irom the roof of an apart Green street testified he was one of mcnt asign painting establish a group of youths who congregate on a corner near her home nightly and make life miserable for residents in that section Police have been in structed to roundup this gang U S TREASURY BALANCE meat located at 128 East bixth street adjacent to the Chester Rescue Mission Coffin picked up a telephone and Hospital Confined to the York Hospital In a critical condition were Grace Spring fellow St Joseph Mo Myna Logan St Louis Mo Mrs Dorothy Dolan Brooklyn N Y and Mrs Wanna Jacobs and her small child address unknown Those taken to the Columbia Hos pital were Jack Nadler Detroit Mrs Edward Reynolds and her daughter Patsie 3 of Atlantic City Benjamin Green andhis wife Lula Detroit Mrs Bertha Myer 62 De troit Mrs Mary Gates Granite City III and Esther Rokeach Colum bus O KOOSEVELT CANCELS TRIP WASHINGTON Treasur y balance May as of May 4 o ium WASHINGTON May caUcd the Moyamensing Hook and i President Roosevelt canceled plans Ladder Company which responded for a cruise down the Potomac today rfl 3 7 o rrn fts T n i Q fa rJ rl CT n r rt rnit 4 HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY fB United Press expenditures S40416 48337 customs receipts S316251883 BIGAMlflUST SERVEJADLTEEM Pleads Guilty to Charge of Marrying Before Getting1 tf i tA to the alarm with the pumper and aerial ladder truck The extension ladder was raised to the roof of the twostory structure so that firemen could ascend witha line of hose from and arranged Instead to discuss the World Economic situation with Hjal mar Schachtthe German representa tive whoarrivedhere yesterday TO ELUDE LONG ARM OF LAW and it ana it nn not Divorce AT CHURCHILL Dis Lucky Amelia Stare Abby Ruff Stuff Southland 1 Duke Alcorall j Ormont Cup New Deal Stm Boy I Left Wing Byphar Gold Pot j Warren Jr Boilermaker K Birthday Gift Weather cloudy track slow AT PJOSILICO Durbar Light Brecz i trie Gaff Trundle i Money Bnrnie My Constance Sulro Larranaa Bright Bird Oregon Fir Weather cloudy It was found that the fire which had originated in the chimney had crept through a defective flue and ignited the roof about the chimney The flames were extinguished a few i moments after the arrival of the flrej Soldier Brought From Phil ippfnes For Failure to Pay Court Order Samuel C Cisselli Jr 37 formerly I of Morton knows that there is prac tically no limit to the long reach of the arm of the law Although he en sight HJt JttU der raised The damage to the build ing was slight Clarence J Lehman 43 of 157 i J 4RR V South Carolina avenue Atlantic City N J was sent to the county PLAN FOR CAMPAIGN IS POLICE BUREAU IS REORGANIZED Mayor Names One Acting Captain and Two Ser geants City Redistricted One acting captain and two act ing sergeants have been appointed by Mayor William Ward Jr with the of a reorganixa tion of the police force and the re allocation of districts which became effective today The new schedule was tievised and recommended by Superintendent of Police J H Deav enport and Chief of Police John Vance The new acting officers are Ser geant Patrick Hanley who will have charge of No 3 shift and the acting sergeantsare Patrolmen Joseph Den mark and Andrew Desmond Denmark will be assigned to No 3 shift with Captain Hanley and Desmond will work with No 2 shift in charge of Captain Charles Busher Under the new scheme the city is divided into five districts No 1 Dis trict embraces all that area north of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and from Chester creek to the eastern city line No 2t south of the B and O Railroad between Chester river and Madison street No 3 south of the B and O Railroad and between Madison street and the eastern city line No 4 Delaware river north to city line Chester river west to Cen tral avenue and No 5 District em braces all city territory west of Cen tral avenue Three police cars containing two men each will be on the streets at all times under the new approved plan One will cruise through the first three districts and the other through Districts 4 and 5 with the third car touring the city Under this arrangement 15 uni formed men will be on duty at all times There will be five additional traffic men making a total of 20 men to each shift The new schedule shows Patrolman Statter is relieved from traffic duty and assigned to a beat and Traffic Patrolman Kandravl is also relieved from traffic duty and assigned to a police car No changes have been made in the desk men but Patrolman Stewart who has recently been doing special traffic duty is assigned to patrol driver to replace Acting Ser geant Denmark Traffic formerly in charge of Cap tain Busher is now in charge of Traf fic Sergeant Farraday whose division has been augmented by the mounted men who are assigned to the central business zone The new schedule wasput in effect today and weekly the shifts will change giving each man a chance at day work STOCKS RESUME UPWARD TREND KIDNAPED GIRL IS HOME FOUND ON A BOA T PAID Margaret Peggy McMath Victim of Strange Cape Cod School Abduction Located on Craft of Fathers There Un til Police Get Leak Child Says She Was Blindfolded by Captor in Auto and First Taken to Given in Relayed by Public Safety Chief NEW YORK May resumed their uptrend at the opening today after absorbing considerable profittaking near the close yesterday The dollar continued to decline breaking to a new low since 1879 Cotton futures advanced 85 cents a bale Buying orders came Into brokerage houses when the pound sterling and other foreign units advanced against the dollar The pound reached Vs up 7 cents and a new high since September 1931 Gains in stocks ranged upward to a point and large blocks turned over on the opening The first sale of U S Steel was made at 48 up i on a block of 4500 shares It moved higher in the early dealings American Telephone opened 1500 shares at 1Q3H up Allied Chem ical opened at 94Vj up 1 Consoli dated Gas 52fi up Atchlson up TR General Motors sold at up on an initial block of 3000 shares WORKMANS MISHAP Isaac Taylor of Kcrlln street sus tained burns of the face and hands while at work at the pumping station of a Marcus Hook oil refinery at Twin Oaks yesterday afternoon He was removed to the Chester Hospital in the ambulance of the Marcus Hook Fire Company No 1 where he was admitted for treatment and observa tion WOODS HOLE Mass May story of kidnaped Peggy Me Matha dramatic tale of blindfolds and of treatment which drew a pro test from her only when she was served ham sandwiches for the third day in succession was made public today by Brigadier General Daniel Needham State director of public safety General Needham relayed the story to shiverng in cold winds outside the Woods Hole coast guard as he spoke Peggys father Neil C McMalh was undergoing continuous examination inside the station Peggy was home again sleeping Jn her own bed in the 22room McMath house at Harwichport but the mystery of her kidnaping seemed as farfrom solution as ever The girl was found with her father and several other men aboard a boat off Harwichport late yesterday McMath and his business associate William Lee as as bankers and others concerned in the ransoming of Peggy were questioned through Lhc night after Peggy had told her story and had been sent home with Mrs McMalh Needham told Peggys story announced that the ransom had amounted to in currency and made public some details of negotiations for the childs i return But beyond that flatly dcclincci to go Needham told Peggys story and other details shortly before 4 a m and indicated then that he and his men as well as McMath and all the other witnesses would stay at coast guard station through the rest of the night He warned however that he would allow nofurther state meiUs to be made and would let no information leak from the well guarded station Among the witnesses under ex amination waa Cyril Buck a Har wichport yearround resident who served as intermediary between Mc Math and the kidnapers As Nccd relayed the story Buck was ap proached by kidnapers and asked to arrange negotiations Buck insisted on proof that the girl was held alive and after consulting McMath asked that she be requested to tell the name of her pet dog which had died The kidnapers agent returned with the name Peter the Great written in Peggys handwriting Needham said That convinced the McMaths that it was safe to negotiate and ransom payment was arranged according to the story But It was evident that police and federal agents were wholly unsatis fied with the situation McMath was insisting upon maintaining a pledge to the kidnapers of 48 hours pro tection it appeared whereas the offi cers felt they should have all in formatioft and thus be enabled to start at once upon the trail Many details of the story in doubt and Needham was frankly resentful over the situation Were just beginning work on this case a Department of of Justice agent said when he left the coast guard station long after midnight with five other Federal agents Friction between the McMaths and the police first became evident Thus day afternoon when McMath asked that all officers be withdrawn from Cape Cod and Needham refused Less than twelve hours after this request Peggy blindfolded was placed In an automobile beside her fnther not far from the McMath home according to the girls own story She was taken immediately aboard a boat she said Bub was not until lale yesterday that police discovered Peggy was Continued on Last REPORTSPROVE ENCOURAGING Chester Relief and Family Welfare Association Di rectors Meet An optimistic note was In evidence in the reports furnished yesterday for the past month at a meeting of the directors of the Chester Belief and Family Welfare Association held in the Chester Club 511 Welsh street The statistical report prepared by Mrs Gertrude Mowry showed that the total case load for the month Of April was 3788 or 372 cases less than the preceding month New and renewal cases were reduced 50 per cent it was reported and 648 cases being carried were successfully closed out Office consultations at the re ceiving desk totalled 2146 with other service bystaff members total ing 8156 Encouragement about conditions showing an Improvement can be gathered from the fact that each day from four to five letters are received from various clients of the welfare who report to the offices that they have received employment and that it is no longer necessary for them to accept the help of the organization In all these communi cations the thanks of the former clients are extended to the orfcan Ization for thehelp to themselves COUNTY WOMAN CHOSEN Mrs Harry Dornblnser of Upper Darby was elected treasurer of the Pennsylvania Federation of Demo cratic Women at a meeting held in Allentown yesterday Mrs Kathe rine Flohr a leader in Democratic politics since women were granted suffrage was elected president of the federation s prison for a term of six months to he of teenth Ward Damocratic Club county authorities for failure to pay a s with his regiment Cissell VXl UIJ IJ1 yv AVIJ JAAO i J l WJOOUJ1 upper Darby held clubs hsadi to elude the long arm of the Lehman tcai hv IIIKCIUDS siuue me long arm 01 tne DetectTve iK v 5 S In Prcxcl this week Delaware county probation authori A ue 1L Kaplan on the laid before thn tics complaint of wife No 2 who was Sarah E Maurer 43 The second wife told the court that she and Lehman were manled on April 9 1931 by Magistrate Amos Keiser of Upper Providence About six months later Mrs Lehman de clared her husbaTs sisterinlaw wrote her about mvestSted the leport Lhmn f Lamb at Elon Md Sf3i5go I tfdni mv married before and II tvas 5rffh evident told the Court he had toia tne court he had V she on party enrollment and it was de cided to make a housetohouse can vass of both the Twelfth and Thir teenth wards for the purpose of in creasing the Democratic registration S Considine explained in detail the work to be done and had com mittees formed to take care of this Cissell was brought back from the Philippines on the order of the ad jutant general of the army and yes terday was sentenced by Judge Al bert Dutton MacDade to spend a year in the county jail t Evidence was offered that Cissell ordered by Judge MacDade on report back to Mr Bradley May 16 1930 to pay a week for president Without a dis the support of his wife Mrs Cath nmj vole the club members wholeerine Cissell and twosmall children i 2 ysupported the candidacy ofiOortly after the man worked as a being Mr Considine for postmaster of for a concern in mica N heriDrcxcl Hrl posoffice It was aJso 1 Y from which city he went u Wash nc announcsd that the Oakvisw ington D C When the court order cub hold itsfirst annual was not pid Delaware count v that outmg on Sunday May 23 1933 in deavored to bring Cissell back but Marple Automobiles will 1 Continued on Last Pape jivjaipic OUWiIftiip AULOTHOOUeS Continued on Last leave Lindbergh Bridge at 9 a m BISHOP TAITT IS JOVIAL HOST Entertains Wives of Min isters at Dinner in Con junction With Meeting The Ministers Association of Ches ter and Vicinity turned aside yester day from the theology and routine pastoral duties and with their wives made merry in their ninth annual outing and dinner The affair was held at the Strath Haven Inn Swarthmorc and was marked by a large attendance As a social affair and means of binding the tics of friendship in the common interests of the clergymen of the city and their families this is the outstanding event of the year and is looked forward to with keen anticipation A business meeting occupied the time of the ministers from 4 to 5 oclock while the ladies were enter tained about the beautiful and spa clous grounds that surround the inn At the business sesion officers for the new year were elected as follows Rev Harry D Robinson president Rev Stanley V Wilcox vicepresi dent Rev Edwin S Fry treasurer Elson W Sheffield secretary Dinner was served at 530 oWock and proved to be a very happy occa sion for many reasons especially be Continued on Pace tight Continued on Last Page OCCASIONAL RAIN FOR THIS AREA TODAY Occasional rain Is predicted today in eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be generally fair tomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 65 degrees at 1230 p m and the lowest was 43 at 6 a m The average of 56 was three degrees be low normal for the date and seven degrees below the average May 5 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 90 established in 1928 and minimum 40 in 1391 Sunrise today was at 555 a m and sunset will be at 8 p m eastern day light saving time HIGHWAY ROBBERY SUSPECT CAPTURED BOYS OLYMPIAD HALTEDBY RAIN Boys Week Committee De cides to Postpone Final Events to Later Date Joseph Conway 28t of Heather road Upper Darby and three com panions who attempted to stage a holdup in the Quaker City Chauf feurs Club Philadelphia yesterday were captured an hour after they forced their way into the club at the point of revolvers All four were later Identified by their intended vic tims including Harry Blitman Phil adelphia pugilist who was in the club Police in radio equipped cars chased the gunmen for several blocks before effecting their capture SHORTENINGSWITCH Roadway repair department men of the Southern Pennsylvania Traction Company are completing a project of rail removal and paving at the site of a long switch on Morton avenue be tween Seventh and Ninth streets The rails are being removed between Seventh and Eighth streets It is believed that removal of the rails will lessen congestion in the area and benefit the merchants on Morton avenue The final feature activity of the Chester Boys Week program sched uled to be held on the Pennsylvania Military College campus this morn ing has been postponed to a later date because of the inclement weather The field was in a soggy condition and Chairman Walter H Craig believed that this condition and the rain might prove detrimental to the health of the participants in the various eventsscheduled The final was to be staged as a Boys Olympic The participants were those who survived the preliminary tests in their own schools Two boys from each school were to be in each event and prizes were to be awarded on individual and team basis One of Che features was to have been the Olympic Parade of Nations with each school to represent a nation and to carry banners and parade in a group before the judges stand The winners of all events held In this city during Boys Week were to have received their prizes at the con clusion of the local Olympiad this morning These youngsters will have to wait until the committee arranges for another date depending on the future availability of the P M C grounds Chairman Craig gave a further an nouncement to the effect that the general committee In charge of the Boys Week would meet in his office next Tuesday afternoon at 4 oclock to decide on the completion of the celebration Todays postponement was a big Continued on Last Pac FAILS TO OBTAIN LICENSEM DOG Hedgerow Theatre Actor Just Misses Going to Jail for FiveDay Period One of the stars of the Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley booked him self for a part in what might be called Behind the Bars yesterday The part was not rehearsed but H C Sheppard 40 was ready to go with it and Magistrate A C W Mathues had done his part in making out a commitment for Constable Ward Pol lock of Nefchcr Providence township to take the thespian to the county Jail Sheppard was rescued when Jasper Dceter manager of the Hedgerow sent a messenger to the Squires of fice with covering Sheppards fine and costs and Sheppard was re leased in time to take his part in Eu gene ONeills play The Hairy Ape last night The actor was one of several Rose Valley dog owners who were sum moned before Magistrate Mathues be cause their dogs did not display 1933 licenses Sheppard declared he did not have the cash and telephoned Dceter to obtain a substitute for his part The theatre man reported back lhat no one else knew Sheppards Continued on Last Pare SPEAKER TALBOT PAID TRIBUTE BY HIS Showered With Encomiums For His Work at Harris burg Sessions Boomed For Higher Office In Forthcoming State Election HAJRRISBURG Pi May opening move in wlW is generally conceded to be a campaign to carry Grover C Talbofc Speaker of the House of Representatives to higher public office in this Stkte took place yesterday when leaders of theHouse representing every political faction and party praised the leadership and character of the Delaware Countian While the reference to the Speak ers political future wasnot snecific Mr Talbot has been spoken of fre quently of late as a frontline candi date lor Governor or lieutenant GROVER C vTALEOT Governor next year During the re cess today many of his friends hailed him as Governor The series of testimonial speeches from the floor of the House came upon the closingday of the session and were occasioned by a resolution of praise introduced by Representa tive Paul Rice of Dauphin county One after another seven of ttie most active members the House Continued on Last Page COUNTr REPRESENTED The annual meeting of the Ches ter County Funeral Directors Asso ciation was held yesterday at West Chester with morningand afternoon sessions and anexcellent representa tion from different sections of the county i Among the guests from thiscounfcy was Horace B Griffith of Norwood Congress Today By UNITED PRESS Senate House and committees in recess until Monday Topics of TS mes Gandhi is going to fast ihree weeks he says Lucky hes doing it in India not here Too com mon here to attract any attention Magistrate Honan gave his wife a secretary desk for a birthday present He says hes glad such parties only come once a year First obligation of the undergrad uate is to think says Princeton dean Parade of unemployed graduates to Washington should give them some thing to think about Japanese Claim Chinese Leaders Propose Truce reads a headline Truce We thought they denied up to now that there was even a war A wet leader says Pinchot made a football of the repeal issue a Dry youd hardly expect him to make a highball of it Superintendent Deavenport rises to remark that the dude who is always going around with a chip on each shoulder generally has a block in between Dont fret because the state legis lature has finally adjourned Other circuses are due to arrive any old time now A Media man got his name in news print because he has several bank notes We have a few notes in the bank but we dont want any publicity about ic Pennsylvania Fruifc in Demand reads another headline There is a big demand among Democrats for plums A writer gives ten reasons why corn should be the national flower but fails to mention its uses as art occasional gargle drunk arrested here gave hi1 occupation as a prospector Doubt less he had something in mind about quartz that would lead to a lode Weather WASHINGTON May UP Weather forecast Eastern Pennsyl vania and New Jersey Occasional rain this afternoon and probably to night Sunday generally fair and sligrhtly warmer Western Pennsylvania grenerally fair tonight and Sunday except pos sibly light rain along Lake Erie to night somewhat cooler tonight TODAYS TEMPERATURES V 6 a m4810 a m V 7 a m5011 a m 8 a m50Noon 43 9 a m 50 ;