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Chester Times (Newspaper) - May 8, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE IONTZS ENDING DECEMBER 31 1932 FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17587 Drily Leased Wire Reports or United Press UP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA MONDAY MAY S 1933 PRICE TWO CENTS KIDNAPER HINTS OTHERS INVOLVED IN CAPE COD CASE Kenneth Buck Tells Re porters So Then Be conies Evasive Child Suffers No Harm All of Ransom Recovered By MARTIN KANE United Press Staff Correspondent PROVINCETOWN Mass May Harwich brothers allegedly were involved in the kidnaping and ransoming of 10 yearold Peggry McMath today were ordered held in bail totaling for hearing May 22 PROVINCETOWN jViass May Kenneth Buck 28yearold kidnaper of Peggy McMath told newspaper men while he was awaiting to be ar raigned in the district court here to that others beside his brother Cyril Buck were involved in the kid naping First he said there were two others under further ques tioning became evasive and secretive and would not say specifically whether there was only one more in the kidnap plot or two more I wont say anything else he cried again and again after he had committed himself Shortly after the interview Detec tive Lieutenant Ernest Bradford emerging from the conference in an other room went into a huddle with the Buck brothers After a few min utes Bradford said They both deny they said there were two others involved in the kid naping A chorus of Noes went up from the reporters Im not saying he didnt tell you gentlemen that Bradford hastened to say But when I told Kenneth Buck that I heard he had informed newspaper men two others were in volved he denied he said it Are you satisfied no one else was in the kidnaping Bradford was asked So far as we have gone there is nothing to show two others were in volved But we will continue our in vestigation until the last scintilla of evidence is unearthed Kenneth and his elder brother Cyril sat in a sixfoot square pris ARRAIGNED IN McMATH KIDNAPING Continued on Page Fourteen J H ROOP ESTATE VALUED AT The estate of J Howard Roop who for 36 years was president of the Delaware County National Bank this city is valued at according to the inventory filed with Register of Wills George E Hill at Media Among stock holdings listed in the inventory are 2250 shares of U G I valued at 533187 100 shares of Hudson County Gas Company valued at and 200 shares of U S Steel Company valued at Among several bonds listed are those of the Philadelphia Suburban Counties Gas and Electric Company valued at More than in cash is listed Mr Roop who died in Philadelphia on April 5 left the bulk of his estate to a number of nieces and nephews most of them receiving each The will made a bequest of to Margretta Wasastjerna who nursed Mr Roop and each to Isabella M Carroll and Mary N Deakyne The bequests made a total of The will provides that any balance in the estate was to be divided as follows Threetenths each to the Orphan Society of Phil adelphia at Wallingford and the Methodist Hospital of Philadelphia onetenth each to Chester Hospital Crozer Hospital Chester Y W C A and Chester Y M C A all to be placed in the endowment funds of the institutions VISITED DICKINSON COLLEGE George W Pedlow principal of Chester High school on Saturday ac companied five students on a visit to Dickinson College at Carlisle Pa where they had intended attending a track meet conducted by the col lege but which was called off on ac count of rain They remained until late at night in order that the stu dents might attend a dance held in the Sigma Chi fraternity house Those in the party were Frank Staus Harry Macpherson Paul Skillman Robert Traub and Oliver Rent PHILLIES GAME OFF Rain today caused postponement of the scheduled game between the Phillies and Cincinnati at Philadel phia The game will be played to morrow as part of a doubleheader HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY United Press if X Xs r Cyril Buck and his brother Kenneth are shown at Harwich Mass fol lowingtheir arrest in the kidnaping of tenyearold Pegrgy IVIcMath Police state both brothers confessed Cyril Buck owns a garage in West Harwich and his brother is an unemployed chauffeur They will be arraigned today WOMAN ENDS LIFE WITH GAS Death of Mrs EL F Schmidt Recalls Famous Fitzen meyer Murder Case Late Saturday night Mrs Henry F Schmidt a prominent figure in the Emma Ficzenmeyer murder case which engaged the attention of the entire country nearly 40 years ago wasfound by members of her family in the bathroom of her home at 600 East Fourteenth street dead from the affects of illuminating gas is suing from an open jet in the bath room wall Mrs Schmidts body clad in night clothing was found lying in the bathtub Information of the gruesome find was communicated to Deputy Cor oner White whotookcharge of the body and following an investigation attributed the death to suicide by suf focation The death recalls the Fitzenmeyer case in which Emma Fitzenmeyer a young Germangirl was slain with a butcher knife atthe Schmidt home which was at the time located in the dwelling quarters of a store of which Henry Schmidt was the proprietor and which was located on the pres ent sight of the Y M C A building at Seventh street and Edgmont ave nue The murder took place during a Continued on Page Fourteen FLAMES DAMAGE SQUATTERS7 SHACK Shack dwellers on the dump near Ninth and Hyatt streets were called upon to fight a fire last evening at 840 oclock when one of the ram shackle abodes caught fire from a de fective steel pipe chimney flue A telephone call to the Moyamen smg Hook and Ladder Company by a resident who saw the fire brought the apparatus and firemen to the scene and the flames were quickly ex tinguished The fire had gained con siderable headway before the alarm was sent in and the shack was badly damaged as was also a nearby tool shed District fire companies were called out shortly before 1 a m today in response to a false alarm turned in from Box 122 at Fourth and Crosby streets The apparatus of four of the city companies responded to the fake alarm and the crews of a dozen pieces of apparatus were aroused from their sleep by the alarm MOTORCYCLE SKIDS OPERATOR INJURED Donald Ehrie 27 Philadelphia suffered brush burns and lacerations of the hand when the motorcycle he was riding skidded as he attempted to avoid a collision with an auto on the Perrys Tavern road in Delaware yesterday afternoon His companion Helen Brown of Prospect Park was scratched across one hand Both re ceived treatment at the Delaware Hospital Wilmington Del The ac cident was investigated by Private E Jones of the Delaware police GENERALLY CLOUDY WEATHER PREDICTED AT PIMLTCO Flying Wind Risneur Broadway Sun Depart Stefan Jr Hil lock Curtain Call Lenox Avenue Brown Ruler Shamus Point March Step Red cliff e Koenlgrsraark 2d Renewed Gai Accolade Proteus Grace Blotter Fair Billy Burrue Egad Caterer Weather drizzling track slow AT CHURCHILL DOWNS Gal Play dema Social Service Sweet Talk I Transcall Wind Song Purple Big Business La Salle Sis Agnes Whirling Calf Hoper Chuck B Geltin Even Thistle Ann Sunny World Rusty Hay Blades Dream Mr Joe Nituma Gracious Barney Sexton Phar ahead Speckle Oswego Princess Votan Vonair El Cidiot Lady Dean Chene Helen Quando Weather clear track slow Cloudy followed by showers this afternoon or tonight and continuing tomorrow is the forecast for Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland There will be little changein temperature The highest temperature here yes terday was 70 degrees at 5 p m and the lowest was 49 at 2 a m The average of 60 was normal The high est temperature ever recorded here on May 7 was 94 in 1930 and the lowest was 40 in 1891 FIND STOLEN CAR OCCUPANT HELD Fifteen minutes after police here received a call from Media about a stolen automobile they located the car and arrested Horace Millbourn 33 Negro of Second and Market streets The call was received shortly after 5a m today Millbourn was found behind the wheel by Patrolman McGonigle The suspect is being de tained until the owner of the car a Media Negro is located or calls for his car which is impounded W C ALEXANDER DENIKCHARGES Media Attorney Held in Bail on Bad Check Charge William Cloud Alexander widely known Media attorney and former legislator this morning dismissed in brief manner the accusations made against him Saturday when he was charged by John H Reidinger of Rid ley Park of passing a worthless check The latter declared Alexander gave him a check in 1932 which came back and that he later redeposited it but failed to collect The check trouble dates back to the arrest of George Wilcox of Upper Darby for mer president of the defunct Subur ban Title and Trust Company now at liberty on bail pending appeal from conviction oncharges brought by the State Banking Department Reidinger said Alexander was Wil coxs attorney and Reidinger declared the check was his fee for securing bail This morning Mr Alexander stated I never gave Reidinger a check and do not owe him a nickel He didnt go bail for Wilcox The bail bond for Wilcox in April 1932 was signed by Joseph Bingham of Ridley township in the amount of The attorney was brought before Magistrate Raymond Hood at Folsom on Saturday and was held under bail for court His bond was fur nished by Nicholas Theodore a Media business man CHILDREN ESCAPE INJURIES IN CRASH Harry Petty of Evergreen avenue Milmont Park with two small chil dren Robert Kelchner and Nancy Goodwin narrowly escaped injuries Saturday evening when a car which Petty was driving was struck by an other vehicle operated by Adam Zig ler of Ridley township at the inter section of Fernwood avenue and MacDade boulevard Ridley town ship Petty with the children had gone to a store at the intersection of the two highways to make some pur chases He had finished his errand and gotten into the car When he pulled out onto the highway the car driven by Zigler crashed into it The Petty car was turned completely around by the impact and one of the wheels was broken All ithree occu pants of the Zigler car were shaken up but escaped hurts SEEKS INFORMATION CONCERNING FAMILY James Austin formerly a cor poral in Company C Sixth Engineers A E P who is trying to establish a claim for government compensa tion seeks a family named either McCloud or McXepd of this city The former soldier who npw lives at Waynesboro Va wrote to Post master John K Hagerty and also the Chester Times seekingaid in locating the family He states the McClouds are horse trainers and used to appear with carnivals and rodeos in the west and northwest He met them in Teckla Wyoming in 1925 Anyone knowing the family is re quested to communicate with Austin SERIOUSLY HURT IN BREAK FOR LIBERTY William Campbell 26 of Ardmore Is in a critical condition in the Bryn Mawr Hospital today with a fractured skull suffered when he crashed head long into a building while attempting to escape from a policeman last night Arrested on a disorderly con duct charge Campbell broke away as he was being taken to a police station TWO AMBULANCE CALLS The amoulance of the Marcus Hook Fire Company No 1 was called to Linwood Park Saturday evening when Norman Barrett of that place was stricken with appendicitis Bar rett was taken to the Chester Hos pital where he was admitted as a surgical patient The ambulance also responded to an accident call at Ridge road and Market ulieets yesterday afternoon when Linder Petreffe of Philadelphia was injured by a motor vehicle Be fore the ambulance arrived at the scene Petreffe was placed in a pri vate automobile and taken to the Chester Hospital where his injuries were given POLICE PROBING 2 SUDDEN DEATHS 7th Ward Woman Expires After Quarrel Body of Slain Negro Is Found Two persons a white woman and nn unidentified Negro are dead as the result of weekend affrays the body of the murdered Negro being found early this morning along the tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad hear Highland avenue The woman was Mrs Catherine Moretti 26 wife of Peter Moretti 1032 Butler street who died in her home early yesterday morning fol lowing an argument with her hus band who bond pend ing the action of the coroners jury whenthe inquest is held at E F Whites undertaking parlors Wednes day afternoon Police learned from the husband that he was awakened by the crying of his fouryearold son Donald He went to the kitchen of his home and found his wife chastising the child and when his wife objected to him interfering he slapped her twice As he was going upstairs with his son he heard a noise and turning saw his wife lying on the floor Think ing she had fainted he vainly tried to revive her and then called the family physician who pronounced her dead Police were summoned and placed the husband under arrest He was given a preliminary hearing in police court this morning Attaches of the coroners office an nounced today that Mrs Morettis death was caused by a cerebral hem orrhage induced by natural causes as she had been ailing for several months The Negro found this morning had his head nearly severed from his body and his skull was mashed in A letter found in his pocket is addressed to Walter Perkinson 228 Flower street The only clue police have is from S J Edmonds 432 Highland avenue who told police he saw two Negroes walking along the tracks about 2 a m and they were arguing in a loud manner MORE MOTORISTS LICENSES REVOKED During the week ending May 3 noon the Bureau of Highway Patrol and Safety withdrew the cards of 101 drivers Of number 40 were re voked and 61 were suspended With drawals were 43 less than the preced ing week Operating privileges restored to 104 Revocations this year to date total 890 and suspensions 1330 whose driving privileges were revoked included James J Ryanj 113 Jackson avenue Colling dale Drivers whose cards were suspended included the following Esau Jordan 1710 West Tenth street Chester Restorations included Wm Bagby Amosland road Holmes Stephen G Spicer 60 South Clifton avenue Aldan Clifton Heights Clarence Brown 2501 West Second street Chester NEWTOWN SCHOOL TAXES REDUCED Tax rates in two West Chester pike school districts were fixed at re cent board meetings Newtown township school board an nounced a reduction of its tax fate of from twelve mills to ten mills while Marple township fixed the tax rate at ten mills the same as last year Both school districts made a ten per cent cut in the salaries of teachers and other employes Newtown school board elected D Hunter Lewis as secretary and Wil liam Culbertson as treasurer while Marple board elected John F T Lewis as secretary and Maurice M Dickinson as treasurer HARROVIAN TRIAL POSTPONED NEW YORK May Trial of Joseph W Harriman for mer president and chairman of the board of the Harriman National Bank and Trust Company on charges of causing thirteen false entries to be made on books of the bank was postponed today until May 22 HOMESCHOOL LEAGUETMEETS Spring Conference of County Association Is Held in Oakmont School P SC MEETING FACES MUDDLE Dr Clyde King and C Jay Goodnough Each Claim to Be Chairman HARRISBURG May INS Pending an executive session of the Public Senice Commission today tranquility reigned at the commis sion offices where two men claimed the power and office of chairman No attempt was made to oust Dr Clyde L King whom Governor Gif ford Pinchot failed to reappoint chairman or member of the utility body He was about his usual duties in the chairmans office while C Jay Goodnough designated chairman by the governor remained in the pri vacy of his own office Dr King insisted he would attend the executive conference and preside as chairman Goodnough also was to insist upon carrying out the duties of IT IS TO LAUGH I am willing to do anything that will avoid an unseemly squabble and that will facilitate the procedure of the commission Goodnough stated I will not do anything to prejudice this case if and when it will get into court I would he very willing to dis cuss the matter with Dr King It will be impossible for the com mission to hold its executive ses sion if both men insist upon pre siding One method of averting an indefinite postponement of these ses sions would be for both to withdraw technically from the meeting In this event the oldest commissioner S Ray Shelby would preside In the absence of Attorney Gen eral William A Schneider nothing definite could be learned regarding the legal steps By instituting quo warranto proceedings against Dr King Schnader can bring the case directly before the Supreme Court immediately That body meets in Harrisfaurg on May 22 If Dr King secures an injunction against Goodnough the case then will have to go into county court before it can reach the states highest tribunal The State Supreme Court of Penn sylvania will be asked to decide who is chairman of Pennsylvanias Public Service Commission Attorney Gen eral William A Schnader announced at his office in Philadelphia today Meanwhile in order that the work of the commission may not be dis rupted Dr Clyde L King and C J Goodnough the two rival chairmen have agreed to absent themselves from meetings of the body and allow S Ray Shelby of Uniontowri the senior member to act as chairman Schnader said Quo warranto proceedings against Dr King who asserted he would not relinquish the chair although Gover nor GifTord Pinchot appointed Good nough to succeed him will be insti tuted in the State Supreme Court within the week the attorney gen eral said Dr Kings appointment was not confirmed in the last session of the Senate and the governor fail ing to renominate him to the com mission instead named Goodnough as chairman MEDIA RESIDENTS HURT IN DELAWARE John Fanning and Virginia both of Media were painfully in jured whenthe car Fanningxvas driving ran off the Mlddletown road near Kirkwood and turned over yes terday afternoon Fanning was treated for lacerations of the head and Miss Wills for lacer ations of both legs which required 12 stitches to close They were given first aid by Dr Vaughn at his office in Middletown Private Leach of the State Police investigated SIGNS PEACE IJOND Robert Wilson of Cedar avenue Holmes was arraigned before Magis trate Raymond Hood of Folsom Saturday night on a charge of as sault and battery preferred by his wife Anna He was arrested by Con stable Ridewood of Folsom Follow ing the hearing Wilson was released on a peace bond for the term of one year Begins 3 Weeks Abstinence and British Swing Doors of Poona Jail The spring conference of the Delaware County League of Home and School Associations held Satur day afternoon in the Oakmont public school Eagle road Oakmont was at tended by a large number of teachers and parents representing the homes and schools of every community in the county Dr John H Minnick Dean of the Education School at the University of Pennsylvania gave an interesting address on the topic Dangers in He discussed his subject under six subtopics as follows Mis placed What are Fads and The Dangers of Scientific In vestigations In Wrong Expenditures of Retrench ment and Traits for The speaker defended the present public education system and decried the current efforts to cause injury and defeat to the system which has been built up in the schools Presentation of the annual awards of the Delaware County Historical Society to pupils of public schools in the county for the best essays on a suggested historical topic were made by Clarence W Brazer president of the society The topic this year was Historical Inns of Delaware and the awards were as follows First prize Angela Mason Swarth more High School second prize Irene Blaisdell of Swarthmore High School Betty Collins alsoof Swarth more High School the two third place awards were made to Hannah Smith of the Wallingford High School and Arthur Pollshuk of the Chester High School At a brief business session the following officers were elected to serve Continued on Page Fourteen POONA India May Mahatma Gandhi was released from prison by British authorities today at the start of his three weeks fast The slight almost emaciated leader of Indian nationalism who his friends fear may not survive the last was set free after a year in Yeravda jail for refusing to abandon his civil disobedience cam paign He was released because the gov ernment feared disturbances if he died in prison The fast began after Gandhi had devoted the morning to prayers The little brown man regarded by millions of Indias teeming population as a saint entered into his fast as a gesture of purification He ex pected to abstain from food forthree weeks His main objective was to bring unity and consecration to his following In the fight to rid India of the stigma of untouchabllity As Gandhi began his fast British officials in Bombay arrested Jairam das Daulatram secretary of the Na tionalist Congress Daultatram was charged with circularizing the pro vincial congress organizations an intensification of the civil dis obedience campaign against British rule Gandhi entered into fast in silence Continued on Page Fourteen IMPORTANT SESSION The cabinet of the First District Fire Chiefs Association of the Dela ware County Firemens Association will meet in regular session tonight in the headquarters of the Marcus Hook Fire Company No 1 Matters of importance to fire officials will be discussed at this For the prize hoax of the year hand the prize to pretty Mary Whit taker hijrh school srirJ of linzleion Pa Equipped with a smattering of French Mary hied her toNew York vhcre she briffhtly Creeled a couple of policemen with a Bon Jour Mes sieurs Mary let them believe she was a French maiden who mado her way by the stowaway route Im migration authorities were all upset until she broke down and confessed her little deception TWO GIRLS HURT IN AUTO CRASHES Two girls were injured in a series of automobile accidents in this city early yesterday morning Both were given medical aid at the Chester Hos pital and discharged Jennie Joblinskl 1G of 1006 Town send street suffered brush burns con tusions and lacerations of the face and body when she was struck by an automobile driven by John R Prutz mun 221 West Twentyfourth street The driver told police the girl Stepped from the sidewalk nt Ninth and Englc streets and was struck by the rear of his car Prutzman was not arrested Mary Wallace 628 Madison street suffered Im cuts when an automobile in she was riding crashed into a pole at Ninth and Yarnall streets early yesterday morning The car wns driven by Ernest Buckley of Lcnni Mills who told police he lost control of the car when it skidded on the wet pavement Another accident was reported by John Burke of Ridley Park who told police his automobile was struck at Ninth and Butler streets by acar which was being operated in a reck less manner Burke was unable to get the license number of the car as it was traveling afc a high speed Another crash was recorded at Fifth and Kerlin streets when a car driven by Vcrma Shark 72G Mcllvaine street and a truck driven by Edward Ray mond of Springfield township col lided Both drivers escaped injuries No arrests were made In any of the accidents MEXICO CITY IS ROCKED BY QUAKE MEXICO CITY May strong earthquake rocked Mexico City and Central Mexico at 434 oclock a m today Its intensity lasted for one min ute with a total duration of four minutes The National Selsmological Ob servatory reports that the temblor has its epicenter in the Pacific acean off the state of Ox Guerrero about 00 miles from Mexico City NEW A severe earthquake was recorded to day about 2400 miles southwest of New York by the seismograph at Fordham University The first shock was registered at 640 a m daylight saving time and continued for two and onehalf hours The quake was apparently somewhere off the southwest coast of Mexico WEST CHESTER Pa May persons narrowly es caped death when an airplane piloted by Miss Mill Dillon was forced down near Kennett Square police learned today Miss Dillon and her stepfather Pope Yeatman retired Philadelphia broker suffered cuts and bruises as the plane crashed through a rail fence In landing Mrs Yeatman was treated by a physician for an injured knee Yeatman told police today the plane a new cabin ship missed and Miss Dillon brought it down in the meadow It was badly damaged in landing i JUDGE HANNUM HOME FROM HOSPITAL Judge JohnB Hannum of the Or phans Court of this county who had been a patient in the Chester Hos pital for almost three weeks follow ing a major operation returned to his home at Fourteenth and Walnut streets this morning and it is re ported by members of the family that although the Judge te in a weakened condition he is showing steady signs of improvement HELD FOR HEARING Walter Bender 40 no home who has a record of being arrerted In this city 25 times was held for a con tinued hearing when he faced Magis trate Honan this morning charged with breaking into a vacant house at Twelfth street and Edgmonfc avenue The property isowned by Attorney Kingsley Montgomery who testified the window was broken by the in truder Bender will face a vagrancy charge tomorrow morning ROOSEVELT AIMS AT HIGHER WAGES IN POLICY REVIEW Promises Partnership With Business Farmers and Workers President Plans to Curb Cutthroat Competi Says Over Radio WASHINGTON May President Roosevelt stood committed today to tho use of his powers of currency inflation if necessary to re store prices to a fair level In a public review of his policies over the radio Mr Roosevelt also promised that the government would assist industry in cooperative super vision designed to give the indus trial workers of tho country a more fair wage return prevent cutthroat competition and unduly long hours for labor and at the same time en courago each industry to prevent overproduction Answering the question whether he would use the great powers being granted by Congress to expand credit and currency and cheapen the dollar the President defined his policy last night as follows The administration has the defi nite objective of raising commodity prices to such an extent that those who have borrowed money will on the average be able to repay that money in the same kind of dollar which they borrowed We do not seek to let them get such a cheap dollar that they will be nble to pay back a great deal less than they borrowed In other words we seek to correct a wrong and not to create another wrong in the opposite direction Mr Roosevelt objected to the term control as n description of the plan ho is developing for co operative supervision of industry and of the program already proposed for aidingthe farmer and the railroads It is rather apartnership between government and farming and indus try and transportation he said not partnership in profits lor the Continued on Page Fourteen FINED FOR ANNOYING BOY SCOUTS TROOP Paul Carson of Norwood was given a hearing Saturday night before Mag istrate Hood of Folsom on the charge of having annoyed a group of small boys members of Holmes Troop No 1 Boy Scouts of America by driving an automobile onto the baseball field on Academy avenue Holmes during a and chasing them and several spectators from the lot He was arrested on complaint of R C Stanley scoutteadcr of the troop who testified that some of the boys during the chase narrowly escaped being run down by the car Carson was reprimanded Tjythe mag istrate and fined and costs The arrest was made by Constable Charles Ridewood and Patrolman George Dnugherty of the Ridley township police BLAZE ATTRIBUTED TO CARELESSNESS A motorist drove into a service sta tion at Ridge road and Market street Limvood last evening and ordered a supply of gasoline As the service station attendant was filling the car tank the driver standing beside the attendant struck a match to light a cigarette The gasoline fumes be came ignited and flames flared up from the tank and gasoline hose run ning over the station drive Prompt action on the parb of the service station attendant and the mo torist assisted by passing motorists who stopped to render assistance re sulted in the fire being extinguished before any damage resulted WOMENS BAPTIST SOCIETY MEETING The Womens Baptist Missionary Society of the Riverside Association will hold an allday session tomorrow in the Upland Baptist Church Up land The business session will be held in the morning beginning at 10 oclock and all women who pro pose attending the meeting are re quested to bringa box lunch At the afternoon session which be gins at 1130 oclock Princess Blue feather a fullblooded Indian con nected with the Methodist branch of the society will deliver an ad dress on the Indian SEEKING MAN WHO GAVE HIM BAD BILL WASHINGTON May report on the unemploy ment relief Harry Stenicke of Wilmington Del who was fleeced out of early last Friday morning when a resi dent of the West End gave him a counterfeit bill returned to Chester Saturday with the hope of finding the man who had given him the bogus money He told Magistrate Prank X Lee of the Eighth Ward that the bank in Delaware where he carries art ac count and where he had taken it for deposit when it was discovered to be counterfeit had reported the case to the Federal authorities HERRIOT REACHES XYONS LYONS France May Mayor Zdouard Herriot was given a triumphant reception when he re turned from his visit to Washington Herriot briefly reviewed his mission to the United States and extolled the personal qualities of President Roosevelt FIRE DAMAGES PHTLA CLUB The Union Republican Club which for years has been the Vare political stronghold in South Philadelphia was damaged by fire today Marching Hags trophies and oil paintings of William S Vare George A Vare and Edwin H Vare were destroyed U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON Treasury balance as of May 5 expenditures 124896 customs receipts BRITAIN ASKING DEBTHOLIDAYFOR ECONOMIC TRUCE Wants Assurance IL S Will Grant Moratorium on June Payment May Agree to New Tar iff Plans It Is Reported Today LONDON May Britain will agree to the United proposal for an economics truce if the United States grants a truce on war debt payments It was reported authoritatively today This new development gained sub tantiation in quarters close to the government and observers immedi ately seized upon it as the explana tion of Downing streets week long resistance to Americas fiantic ef forts to gain British approval of a tariff armistice Norman Davis American ambass adoratlarge has been in London for over a week with this as his ma jor objective Sir John Simon for eign minister found it impossible to see him for the greater part of last week because he had a cold Many believed that Simons cold was more diplomatic than actual an excuse for avoiding a decision until Prime Min ister MacDonald returned Irona Washington and the cabinet had met to discussthe question It was understood the cabinet was not satisfied with intimations from Washington that President Roose velt intended to ask congress for authority to negotiate the war debts Instead the cabinet wants stronger assurances that Congress will place the President in a position to grant a moratorium on the payment due June 15 Observers believed the cabinet was answering Mr Roosevelts insistence that British agreement to an economic truce was essential to the success of the World Economic Con Continued on Page Fourteen AUTO WAS AFIRE Flames caused slight damage to an automobile owned by William Wright of Tatnall street Wilmington Del shortly after noon yesterday The fire was discovered as the car was parked at the Tenth and Market streets intersectionMarcus Hook and an alarmwas transmitted to the Marcus Hook Fire Company No 1 The blaze was extinguished with chemicals and the car was able to proceed under its own power Congress Today By UNITED PRESS SENATE Banking Committee hearing on bill to broaden powers ofthe Re construction Finance Corporation Finance Committee studies bill Insular Affairs Committee hearing on nomination of Robert H Gore to be governor of Puerto Rico HOUSE Votes on Farm Relief conference report begins consideration Inde pendent Offices Appropriation bill Labor subcommittee considers hour week bill in executive session Commerce Committee begins hear ings on Presidential railroad pro gram Topics of Times There areto be 60000 hot dog stands atthe Chicago exposition this summer A Century of Progress Oklahoma Indians are off on a ceremonial dance aimed at getting good weather for the crops Better watch em closely If it works lets bring em to Washington and put em to work on the depression Conservator the guy who la brought in after the horse isstolen to clean up the stable and get it ready lor a new horse Woman stood up in the House gal lery the other day and yelled You cant spend what you havent got That never bothered can spend what the rest ol us have got Works Program Due Next says a headline Hey We thought theyd already given us the works Chicago wife sues husband for separate maintenance and says sheE take it in vegetables he being a farmer Hell probably send scalllons Now that the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions has accepted Pearl Bucks resignation it is prob ably just as well They couldnt very well pass the buck could they Money talkstheyalways used to say but underthe new bill it looks like it will have to listen for a change while President Roosevelt does the talking Kansas City man lost 45 cents In a bridge game and shot himself be cause he couldnt pay Must have lost it to his wife Paris gets the new U S 32 bever age and likes it Lafayette have a beer The Weather WASHINGTON May Weather forecast Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey Rain this afternoon and to night slightly cooler in north por tions tonight Tncsday generally fair followed by showers Western Pennsylvania cloudy tonight and Tuesdayshow ers Tuesdayand probably nearlako Erie tonight and Tuesday not much change in temperature TODAYS r TEMPERATURES 6am 5411 fa m 58 7 a m 54 Noon 48 8 a m52 i p ra 44 9 a m 52 2 p m 43 10 a 54 A
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