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Chester Times (Newspaper) - May 26, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE 1ONTZS ENDING DECEMBER 31 1932 FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17603 Daily Leased Wire Reports of United Press HP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA FRIDAY MAY 26 19 TWENTYTWO PAGES IN UTILITIES IS BARED AT QUIZ Pecora Shows How United Corp Was Formed From Other Holdings U G I Involved in Deal G H Howard President Reveals WASHINGTON May the spotlight on J P Mor gans domination of the vast pub lic utility field the Senates banking investigation brought outtoday that when the Morgan firm organized the United Corporation a great utility holding company in 1929 it took over an aggregation of utility stocks at less than their market value Ferdinand Pecora the commit tees pugnacious counsel brought this out today through questioning George H Howard president of the United Cor poration who temporarily supplanted J P and his partners in the witness chair The United Corporation or ganized from holdings in the Mohawk Power Corporation The United Gas Improvement Co and the Public Service Corp of N J Morgan was given these holdings at less than then market value Howard admitted Howard identified a certificate of the incorporation of the United Cor poration He described the original set up of the corporation as composed 600000 shares of preferred stock 800000 shares of common stock and 714200 option warrants issued to J P Morgan and Company in return for 350967 shares of Mohawk Hudson Power Company 60360 in second pre ferred stock in the same company and 124700 of its option warrants 130568 shares of United Gas Improve ment Company 59500 Public Service of New Jersey and in cash The market value of the securities received from Morgan was 64463 and they were turned in at less figure How ard said Morgan moved his seat as the com mittee got under way an hour and five minutes late George Whitney one of his part ners had expected to continue on the stand but Howard was called As Howard came to the stand J P took a chair directly behind and close to the witness Howard said he became president PSST TELL HIM YOU DONT KNOW r t master mind of finance pauses for legral advice J P Morgan left lends an car to 1m attorney John W Davis in the course of his examination by the Senate Banking Committee GENERALLY FAIR WEATHER FOR AREA Seeks to Prove Thornton Deal Was Legal Trans action Continued on Fage Twenty U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON May Treasury balance as of May 24 S349 25765237 expenditures customs receipts Residents Denied Use of School Grounds for Hold ing Protest Meeting Denied permission to use the WoooUyn school grounds in Ridley township for a mass meeting 300 residents of the township adjourned to a vacant lot opposite the school house last night and heard Dr George R Bencley a member of the school board and J B Carney of Milrnont Park denounce conditions as they allege exist in the schools of the township Adjournment to the nearby lot was taken after Dr Bentley who presided liad announced that Cameron Donate chairman of the police corn rnittee of Ridley township had been instructed by the school board not to permit the meeting to be held on the grounds Last nights meeting was pursuant to a call sent out in a circular bearing the name ofthe Taxpayers Associa tion to discuss the deplorable condi Continued on Page Twenty MEANS SENTENCED IN LINDY RANSOM HOAX WASHINGTON May Gaston B Means and Norman T Whitaker were sentenced to two years imprisonment today on Lind bergh ransom hoax charges Two petty robberies were reported to police today Samuel Potcer a storekeeper at 304 West Fifth street NEW May UP Counsel for Charles E Mitchell on trial for aleged income tax evasion fought vigorously today to prove that Mitchells sale of stock m 1930 to W D Thornton by which he cstab Generally fair weather is predicted today in Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland Local thunder showers are expected tomor row with little change in tempera The highest temperature here yes terday was degrees at 530 p in and the lowest was 65 at 6 a m The average of 74 eight degrees above iioimal for the date and tvo degiees above the aveiagc May 25 last year Maximum temperatuie fothe date is 92 established in 1880 and minimum 44 m 1925 But did you ever at any time or m any place see any agreement letter or memorandum to the effect that Mr Mitchell would repurchase this stock after he had sold it LO Thornton Steuer asked No I dd not said the witness On the same date thac Mitchell repurchased his 8500 shares of Anaconda from Thornton Ryan lent him an additional 2500 shares letters showed JAPAN SEEKS TO QUIT NAVAL PACT Formally Tells Geneva Parley She Would Abro gate 553 Ratio GENEVA May Japan today formally desire to abbrogate the 553 ratio expiring in 1936 whereby she was given that relationship with to tne Ameiican and J wvww Sum ISP fnrlnv wac of 17 Q TO LU Lufc ana mnisrrUcetS lished a technical loss of and mslet will 8 10 S L Naotafce Sato Japanese was a legitimate transaction in the ordinary course of business Max D Stcui ciossexamining Walter P Adams foimcr bookkeepex for the late John D Ryan multi millionaire coppei king cauied the witness through a long inquisition intended to prove that Ryan himself was anxiousto consummate the deal in order to protect the market for Anaconda Copper stock Letters introduced in evidence showed that on December 26 1930 Mitchell completed the transaction by which he disposed of 8500 shares of the Ahaconda stock to Thornton Thornton paid no money for the stock but J P Moigan Company granted him a loan of 5229500 the full purchase puce and held this stock as collateral On May 4 1931 Mitchell repur chased the identical stock from Thornton at a price oneeighth lower than he had received for it The difference was accounted for by the fact that Thornton had received Depart This Morningfor Mt Gretna for Week of Intensive Training Burdened with full legufatioii aimy packs Pennsylvania Mihtaiy College cadets left at 9 oclock this morning foi the state of the Penn sylvania National Guard at Mount Gietna where for eight days they will rehearse military maneuveis to be staged in honoi of Secretary of War George H Dem at P M Cs 112th annual commencement exer cises June 6 The honoiary degiee of doctoi of laws will be confened on Mi Dern by the Rev Di Fiancis M Taitt bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and president of P M Cs board of trustees The Chester cadets marched from Continued on Pajre Twenty UTED Several hundred residents of the Sixth Seventh and Eighth wards this in a note May 7 1931 and agreed Ryan for the loan Ryan osw The loan was made without money consideration appearing before the General Committee of the Disaimment Con fcience renewed his insistence voiced yesteiday that any new disaimament agreement should not bind the signa tories to the Washington 01 London Tieaties He plainly indicated that Japan views the 553 anangement whereby British and American fleets are put Continued on Pae Twenty 1ST WARD DOMESTIC QUARREL SETTLED Amicable settlement has been reached by William Glossup of 120 Elkuiton avenue and his wife Nellie and the charges of disorderly con duct brought by Mrs Glossup against her husband have been dropped The case was to have been hcai d last evening before Michael A Honan at his offices 17 East Six teenth street Settlement was made in the offices of Attorney A E Ho well Wednesdayevening It has been learned that the charges arose when MrsGlossup claimed she was refused entrance to her home on Elkinton avenue by her husband who did not answerher summons to open the door She waited forsome BRITAIN JOINS IN BACKING U S PEACE PROPOSAL Sir John Simon Makes His toric Pronouncement in Commons Announces Unequivocal Support of America on Security Pact LONDON May Great Britain joined with President Roose velt today in n common attitude to wards European secxirity demands In a historic pronouncement in the House of Commons Sir John Simon foreign secretary announced Britains unequivocal support of the United Stales altitude on security pacts and mfoiined the continental powers that Britain would assume no further obligations than she has already taken to protect them from war Sir John paid eloquent tribute to the offer of the United States to modify its old policy of affecting the freedom of the sens doc a contribution to world peace Britain he said now has no ground for complaint whatever The old idea of standing with folded arms between a nation which is an aggressor and a nation which is oppressed is gone he continued I cannot express how much we should value this effort now being made by the American Government and by its President to cooperate with us and abandon a tradition which the American people them selves jealously guarded The American way of looking at the oioblem of consultative pacts Sir John said is also cally the British way of lookup at it namely she must judpe the circum stances at a time when these cir cumstances are known In contrast with that there is another way of make declarations in cold blood and in cold print prescribing the course of action one might take continued That Continued on rajjo Twenty MAN BY B 0 EXPRESS Struck by an eastbound express train on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail road midway between Pclton and Twin Oaks this morning an unidenti fied white man wxs instantly killed his body being badly mangled by the train wheels Deputy Coroner Rl P1 Cloud of Marcus Hooki1 was notified and re moved the body to his morgue to await identification The victim is described as being 30 or 35 years of age weighs between 155 and 1GO pounds and would be about 5 feet 7 inches in height He had brown hair He wore a blue slipover sweater with white trimmings dark striped trousers striped gray socks and heavy Cut in a leather belt about his waist were the initials N N OPERATED AUTO WITHOUT LICENSE Cail Bernard Negro of 102 Tilgh man street was fined in police court today for operating an auto mible without a license Bernard escaped serious Injuries Wednesday afternoon when a truck he was operating crashed into a pole at Second and Tilghrnan streets He was removed from the wrecked ve hicle by two employes of the Ford Motor Company and taken to the Chester Hospital where was ad mitted for observation it being feared that he had fractured his skull INCIPIENT B An incipient blaze in tne kitchen of a siore and dwelling at 502 West time and then went to the magisThird street this rity rarly this traces office and caused the warrant morning was quickly tubducd by to be issued American Red Cross 1407 West Third street The distribution was under i the direction of the Home Service Section of the Red Cross RED WELCOME TO NAZI OFFICIAL the night and two cartons of cigarets stolen The other robbery was at the plant of the Rawleigh Company foot of Flower street where two Negroes broke in and stole two cans of disin fectant IRSESWITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY fBy United Press WASHINGTON PARK Sis Agnes Pal Gift Weather cloudy BOWIE Spaces Mathias Laurette Nash Liberty Hair Trigger Oak Inspection Gaylo Boy Stubble Feliciana Walter K Exceed Rank Hidora Espino Queen Black Dreams Sue Jones Axentea Way Pink Post Ima Queen sPlan of U S to Break up Morgan Power ToTTOMLEYDiS WASHINGTON May Plain as the Washington monument is the fact that this administration is out to break the power of the House of Morgan J Pierpont Morgan returning to New York today with his multitude of counsellors can scarcely have missed the essential purpose of the Senate banking and currency in quiry Within four days Ferdinand Pecora counsel for the committee nas brought out facts or inferences which have startled millions Arid in bringing out those facts and their accompanying inferences Former MillionaireWriter Speaker Passes in Free Ward of Hospital with a majority of the committee at rus back has not hestitated to cast the vine of the wild raspberry around a noted name and rcputation Republicans or it was LONDON May Horatio Pecora one of the most amazing i fi m TVOO Tm i i figures of modern silvertongued orator millionaire convict in a free ward in Middlesex Hospital todav Bottomley the man who might nit umii wiiu miunL airthe same to Pecora and the comi have been prime minister died be Whether they belonged to hind a screen that sheltered him from administration or the the stares of his fellow patients He Roosevelt administration sat on the was operated on a week ago swered fh aH F15 Iast pubhc aPPearance came r cal Senate a few weeks ago when he applied for privately with Morgan if they were on that amazing list of close friends out came their revered names Whatever pain was caused in ad ministration circles financial circles social circles or business circles it had to come close friend of Morgan quid pro quo or no quid pro quo every man for himself and devil JiWi AiHiiOCiA tJCVlI Strolling Time Jimmy D Flag1 take the repercus sions and reverberations here as a result of sensational testimony regarding the very erruncnt gentle Trick Fir Revelation Off Weather clear track fast Continued on Last a week His last of many interviews about that time was characteristic of him I cannot really believe he said That Mr H B is going to end like this1 I could have got anywhere and been anything if I had not made a fool of myself That was what millions of Britons thought who admired the man though they marveled at the nature that sent him off into crooked paths There was no bitterness in him in Continued on Last Apicture of the unofficial welcome that greeted Hans Wicdcman Nazi representative of religious art propaganda on his arrival at New York cn rontc the Chicago Worlds Fair A of Communists who at tempted to snow vjolenj disapproval of the Nazi government Is rbown bciner dispersed by In lower photo is a woman casualty one of the several START IMMEDIATE REPAIRS TO DIKES Definite plans for the work of re pairing the dikes on Darby Creek to overcome the floods in Tinicum town ship will be completed today when engineers of the county state and federal government will meet at the Wanamaker Bridge Approval has been obtained from Governor Pinchot to proceed with the work immediately under the item for this work which was in cluded by Senator John J McClure in the geneva I appropriations bill although the bill has not yet been sSipned by tho Governor The dike repairs will be made by the btnte with the cooperation of the county and national governments Taking part in todays conference are County Engineer George Wright C K Weigle engineer of the State Department of Forests nnd Waters and J M White of the U S Engi neers office at Wilmington Del 10OOOYlSITORS AT MAY MARKET Eleventh Annual Fete Proves Successful Marij Features More than 10000 persons turned out yesterday and last night for tho eleventh annual May Market con ducted by the Chester Hospital on Us j spacious lawns Gray skies which hung over the city in the early morning hours cleared up before 10 oclock which heightened the hopes of those who had been working on the project for the past several weeks and by noon time the first of the crowds began to arrive From then until the scene was one of great activity The frankfurter and sandwich booth which had been erected in three sections the first to open It occupied a prominent space about midway between Penn andBarclay streets and those in charge reported heavy sales nil day A flower booth which had been erected along the driveway near Barj clay street which xvns in charge of j Mrs Albert R Granger assisted by MrsCharles R Long offered a varied assortment of potted plants which made a strong appeal to horticultur ists and many homes in both this city and county today are graced with purchases made from the booth A stroll through the grounds made one feel that he or she wns attend ing a combination of lawn party and fair All articles were all reasonably priced and a corps of courteous sales people who had volunteered for the occasion saw that everyone who vis ited the grounds were given service that was unsurpassed Fortune tellers were kept busy from Continued on Tape Twenty Injured m the fracas 1000 APPLICATIONS FOR BEER LICENSES Delaware county has had the third largest liot of applicants for beer li censes 1000 having already applied with a possibility of several hundred more making application Allegheny with some 4000 appli cations led the list of counties re porting with Philadelphia second with 2790 Philadelphia however was first in potential revenue ap proximately II Ls estimated from the reports received from the treasurers of the various counties that the potential revenue for the state wilt amount to approximately 53000000 annually It was ruled in Philadelphia yester day that beer may be sold on Sun dnys by bona fide clubs The ruling was made when a retailers license was refused the Union League and the Manufacturers nnd Bankers Clubs on tho grounds that they were not required The ruling was thai bona fide clubs come under the special provision of the State Beverage Control law ap plying to such organizations as the Union League and other clubs Such clubs are only required to take out a club license which costs only FmE DESTROYS SUED District companies were called nut shortly after last midnight to sub cue a fire which started in ihc motud shop of the Penn Steel Castings Company Front and Penr streets The flames origin of winch has not been determined communicated to a shed nearby which was consumed ADMINISTRATION PUSHES PROGRAM IN USRECOVERY Developments of the Week of Major Importance Mainly in Congress Many Angles to National Rehabilitation Clouded by Morgan Inquiry WASHINGTON May While Washingtons attention cen tered on the Morgan inquiry this week Congress and President Roose velt pressed forward with the ad ministrations program of National rehabilitation The weeks major developments 1 Blue sky securities regulation bill designed to protect the public against fraudulent stock and bonds adopted in final form by House and Senate 2 Glass bill for insuranceof de posits in bunks and strengthening banking system passed by both houses goes to conferencefor ad justment of differences prior to final adoption 3 House took up public works in dustrial contibl and taxation bill passage expected today Provides higher taxes on moderate incomes and on gasoline coupled with revision of wealthy from escaping payments 4 Administration made first move under inflation act Federal Reserve Banks buying of ment bonds in effort to expand credit and expedite upturn In business and prices 5 Hftrry L Hopkins New York appointed administrator of ued on Twen ty BAN IN DESHONG PARK Determined to break up the prac tice of habitual drunks congregating in Dcshong Park Police Magistrate Hoiuin this morning sentenced George Mucklem no home to serve 30 clays in the county prison He warned him that a repetition of the offense would mean 90 days Mncklcm was arrested byPark Guard Ditchtlolcl who testified that daily the guards are annoyed by inebriates who congregate near tho driveway are an annoyance to the hun dreds of persons who use the park for recreational purposes The guards arc determined to arrest every drunk found in the park and Magistrate Honnn signified his cooperation to break up the practice by sending every one arrested in tho par kto jail C IT ACT ON COMPLAINTS PRICE TWO CENTS KING OUSTER BY PINCHOT IN P SC ARGUED IN COURT Schnader Appears for Gov ernor R S Morris for Group Chairman Acling on complaints of residents of Sun Hill who have civic pride employes of the City Highway De partment yesterday removed approxi mately 40 old automobile bodies from Hunters Woods afc Seventeenth street and Melrosc avenue The strip is owned by the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company The dumping of trash in this strip has Jong been prohibited but the warning sign was removed some time ago nnd irresponsible persons took thii privilege of using the1 spot for a dumping grounds New signs have been erected and a strict watch will be maintained by police who will prosecute anyone caught depositing trash of any kind there FIELD BEING IMPROVED Men of the congregation of the North Chester Baptist Church arc preparing the recreation field be tween the church and rectory foi the summer season of activities grass is being cut for the playing of the various outdoor games The field which was laid out last summer by the men and the pastor Rev Archie A MacKinney includes in the recrea tional facilities quoit pitching pits and a volley ball court The field has been fitted with an electric flood light GETS STATE PERMIT William L Baylcss Darby town ship had Public Service Commission authority today to operate a call and eomand motor truck service in the Sharon Plill district of Darby town ship Why You Pay Income Tax as Millionaires Escape Shrine of Progress Has Been in Process of Building 5 Years CHICAGO May The 1033 worlds fair which for five years Chi cago has been building as a shrine of progress almost ready today for colorful opening ceremonies tomor row Ten thousand workmen still labored feverishly to apply lastminute touches to exhibits Officials said nothing would be Jacking when fates to the avenue of flags swung open at 10 a m tomorrow A spectacular fastmoving program will open the exposition the second in Chicagos history Gates to sol dier field which seats 115000 persons will open at 9 oclock An hour later an Elgin time ball will drop at the north entrance the signal for start pageant of nations At the same time the inaugural parade will start up Michigan boule vard from the northsldeof the loop With Postmaster General James A Farley representing President Roose velt the parade will march down Michigan avenue and enfer the sta dium at 11 oclock Rufus Dawes Continued on Page Twenty WASHINGTON May is to explain why J P Morgan and his with perhaps hun dreds of other not pay any income tax in 1931 Also why the Morgan partners did not pay any income tax for 1932 and why they will not pay any for 1933 unless Congress does something about it in the immediate future be fore its adjournment Millions of poorer middle class persons paid increased axes this year on last years incomes and prob ably willbe soaked 50 per cent more on 1933 incomes in order to pay the costs of the unemployment relief program But the 20 members of the House of Morgan and others who still re ceive huge incomes go free This was disclosed during the investigation of the Morgan firm by the Senate Banking and Currency Committee The Morgan partners under the law were able to take an inventory which showed a large decline in the value of their assets Thy were able to charge this loss against the tax which they would otherwise have paid on their incomes principally re ceived in the form of interest As a partnership they able to show that they had no Income whatever for taxable purposes since Federal tax Jaw permits dealers In securities to charge off losses on stocks and bonds against other income on their tax reports The stock market crash of 1929 and the subsequent period costthe Treas ury hundreds of millions of dollars Continued on Last Page Kings Commission Is Claim Stays Until Term Ends Defense HARR1SBLTRG Pa May of the Stace Senate over executive nominations argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court today in Governor Plnchots action to oust Dr Clyde L King from the Public Service Commission Attorney General Schnader argued hat Kingscommission as chairman of the commission legally expired on May C when theSenate adjourned without acting on his nomination The same day Governor Pinchot designated C Jay Goodnough Em porium as chairman King refused lo Rive up Jus office The ouster ac tion which followed came before the Supreme Court today for argument While Schnader advanced his lea sons for maintaining King was hold ing the chairmanship ilbgally Ro land S Morris Philadelphia sat near by awaitingopportunity to defend Kings stand Tliis case can be determined by Hiving full effect to the words sub ject to approval of the Senate when convened in the law providing the Governor fill Public Service Com mission vacancies during legislative recesses Schnader told chc court Unless the words when convened are held to mean when next convened they are wholly meaningless as the Senate cannot act at all except when It is convened In the King case Schnader said the appointment was made in Sep tember 1932 to fill a recess vacancy tind was submitted to the Senate Continued onPape Twenty CHANGE IN SCHEDULE Due to continualdemand officials of the ChesterBridgeport Terry Com pany havedecided to attempt a twentyfour hour service starting eycning Boats will operateon a halfhour schedule beginning at mid night and con binning until 8 am FOREGOPAROLES TO GET DIPLOMAS 22 Boys Are Graduated From Gieri Mills School Interesting Exercises Twentytwo boys who had been committed to Glfcn Mills schoolfor various offenses against society1 were returned totheir f amiUqs and homes yesterday with the high hopes of leading useful rcspcctpd and suc cessful lives following the third commencement exercises of the school Prom the hands of MajorH B HIckman superintendent of the school they received diplomas testi fying that they had completedtheir courses in the school of trades Several of the boys remained in the school many months after their normal time of parole m order to finish the work in which they were so interested declared Charles Ed win Pox former district attorney or Philadelphia who presided at yes terdays exercises One boy will con tinue in the masonry school for four or five months longer Me Fox said to finish something he is aiming at Judge Harold G Knight of the Montgomery county court said Continued on Page Twenty Topics of Times I Mat Fianigan the big shipping man hereabouts thinks more people should go to sea Most investors have been at sea for the past 4 years Mat After looking em over our Media reporter says that a number of peo ple applying for beer licenses cannot deny that their word is not as good AS their bond Kathryn in the city hall picked a ham for a prize at the big card party the other night We know some her friends who are good at Hams for partners Not one person in 10000 under stands money says an eminent economist Probably its because theyve had so little experience with the subject in the past few years The Democratic party in Congress has a working majority but how much better it would be it we had a majority working Department of Interior recently changed the name of Hoover Dam back to Boulder Dam Now we who the forgotten man really is We didnt realize how severe the deprssion in the United States really yfras until we read that Canadian liquor sales have dropped onethird m the past two years So far as available records go there is nothing to show that a girl who grew up to be a stenographer ever won a spelling bee Weather May The weather forecast Eastern Penn sylvania and New Jersey Showers and thunderstorms tonight and Sat urday somewhat cooler Saturday aft ernoon and nlffht Western Pennsylvania Showers to night and probably Saturday morn ingsomewhat cooler Saturday anJ near Lake Erie tonight TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m66 11 a m 1 7 7 a m 68 Noon 76 3 a m 68 l p m 78 9 n m70 2 p m 78 10 a m 72
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