Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Chester Times (Newspaper) - May 29, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE 10NTZS ENDING DECEiMBER 31 1932 FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17605 Dally Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA MONDAY MAY 29 1938 WOODIN IS READY TO QUIT IF FDR DESIRES HIM TO Treasury Hekd Has Frank Discussion With Presi dent on Trip Executive Silent Glass Re veals Threats Tinkham Would Probe Davis WASHINGTON May William H Woodin is ready to resign as Secretary of the Treasury if President Roosevelt feels that his usefulness is destroyed by favors re ceived from J P Morgan Co in 1929 it was known today In a frank discussion with the President on a weekend yachting trip it was learned Woodin declared his willingness to step out imme diately if Mr Roosevelt desired But from the White House came no indication of Mr Roosevelts feel ings regarding disclosures that his Treasury chief was among the busi ness and political leaders who re ceived stocks from the Morgan bank at bargain prices While Woodins fate remained in doubt and Senate investigators were prepared for new disclosures when the Morgan inquiry resumes Wednes day these additional developments were recorded Senator Glass Dem Va revealed that he had been threatened with death by anonymous parties accus ing him of defending the Morgan Company Senator Couzens Repn Mich pressed toward a showdown on ac cusations of irregularities in the record of Ferdinand Pecora Senate Committee counselin the Morgan in quiry Rep Tinkham Repn Mass an nounced he would ask a congressional investigation of Norman H Davis American ambassadoratJarge in Europe another buyer of bargain Morgan stocks The White House joined with Woodin in denying reports that the Treasury secretary already had sub mitted his resignation to the Presi dent I have not all I can say Woodintold newspapermen following his return from the week end yachting trip with the President Indications were that Woodins de cision would be determined by devel opments A casual inquiry among Senators showed that many believed Continued on Last Page Y M C A BOYS GROUP TO ENTERTAIN Irvin C Bupp secretary of the boys department of the Y M C A has completed plans for the Parents Night programwhichwill bring the major activities of the department to close for the summer season The exercise to which all the parents and friends of the boys of the various clubs and classes of the association are invited to attend will be held at 7 oclock Thursday evening The events wills be as follows A grand grade with the members of all the clujps and classes taking part The cadet group program will include an Indian ceremony inarching exercises and games The members of Boy Scouts Troop No 15 of the Y M C A under the direction of Scout master Harold Crowther will give a demonstration in signalling and fire building The physical education part of the program will include a series of boxing exhibition bouts ap paratus work with demonstrations on the parallel bars and the long horse and a swimming exhibition and vol leyball tournament in which the boys of Junior group will oppose the members of the Senior division WOODINS RESIGNATION SOUGHT Resignation of Treasury Secretary William H Woodin above has been demanded m Congress followingrevelations in the Morgan hearingthat he was on several select lists of the Morgan firm and purchased securities at cost COUNTY REALTO DIESA SIM Real Estate Slump Is Given as Reason for Springfield Mans Rash Act John J Dougherty one of the lead Elects Wet Delegation to Convention 8 States Against Prohibition Del May 29 Last minute plans for the urveil ing of a memorial tablet erected on City Hall Plaza to the memory of deceased members of the ocal police department have been The ceremonies will begin at 10 a m tomorrow when the entire de partment personnel will be present Addresses will be made by Mayor William Ward Jr Chief of Police John Vance and Rev Francis Tucker of the Oblate Fathers Wilmington Del The committee in charge of ar rangements for the dedication exer cises is anxious that ail relatives of deceased officers attend The exer cises will be closed by the firing of three volleys by a detachment of na tional guardsmen and the sounding of Taps FROM RACES TODAY f By United Press AT WASHINGTON PARK Kitty Barbara Carom Marks Girl Wind Song Hildas Dream Dorothea Fool Totem Ultramarine Square Ladykin Spanish Way Vielorium Ridpe Lady Sweet Chariot Rule Rego Moniy M Hill Haramzada Peace Lady White Legs Bud Charllon El Cidio Spanflow Weather clear rack fast AT BOWIE Gertie Transtine Lsltle Howee Eleanor Blue Spaces Donee Owen Mar tinez Hogshead Beau Kilrane Camping Out R St Nick Bib Toney Scotch Belle Black Target Pink Post Ruth Tiding Span ish Chlo Boy Wcstys Lad March Step Allen Gay ParCy Tee Off Fusco Axenby His WTJ Weather clear track pood ended his life by inhaling gas early Saturday morning according to re ports from Atlantic City Dougherty was visiting a friends summer home on Zion road North field near Atlantic City Saturday morning his body was found in an outkitchen with the gas turned on The report was to the effect that his pajamas had been torn into strips and stuffed in cracks of the doors The realtor who was 44 hadbeen suffering from a nervous breakdown His home was on Ballymore road Springfield where his wife Marie and two children reside A sister Helen Mullen of Bywood also sur vives Startinghis work in Delaware county real estate before the boom started Dougherty for many years maintained an office in the Sixty ninth street terminal Upper Darby Later he opened an office in Spring field and was active in the develop ment of that township At the height of his career Dough erty was reputed to be worth hun dreds of thousands of dollars One of his big deals was the sale of sev eral farms to the Aronimink Golf Club which erected a beautiful club house on St Davids road Newtown Square The transaction involved a quarter of a million dollars it is said The realtor presented the club with one of the buildings on the place costing more than Friends of Dougherty recall many instances of his liberality to many causes Until recently Dougherty occupied a 33acre estate including an im posing stone home adjoining the Aronimink Club The real estate slump is said to have taken his entire fortune JUNE 23 IS DATE FOR SCHOOLS TO CLOSE Dr David A Ward has issued the following orders to the principals of all public schools in the city Schools will close on June 23 with the pupils to assemble on that morn ing as usual when promotionswill be announced and the final reports distributed At that time definite announcements will be made con cerning the schools where the pupils will report in September when the schools reopen Final examinations in grades five to eight will be held Thursday and Fri day June 15 and 16 and the exam inations in 8B grades will be held at the convenience of theprincipals COMPLAINANT WOULD NOT PRESS CHARGES When his former employer failed to appear to press charges against mm Carer Smith 29 of the 200 block East Fourth street was discharged m police court this morning Smith was employed by a local automobile agency and Saturday took one of the firms automobiles it was asserted When the owner learned that the windshield of the car had been broken he appealed to police to arrest the man on sight The cr was located and later Smith was ar rested by Patrolman McKenna He was sober and police having no cnarges against him released him WILMINGTON Delaware he I have approved by popular ballot re peal of the Eighteenth Amendment Complete unofficial returns in the election Saturday for seventeen dele gatesatlarge to the State conven tion gave candidates favoring epcal 45396 and those against With the exception of Wilmington the entire State has been dry by local option since before national phohi bition In Wilmington the vote was 25798 for repeal and 5069 against Rural Newcastle county voted 9527 for repeal 3172 against Kent county voted wet by 4349 to 2006 Sussex county the home of former Representative Robert G Houston leader of the dry forces in the State voted wet by 5722 to 2989 The drys carried only four dis tricts in the State three in Sussex county and one in Kent Fclton in Kent county voted 96 for repeal and 103 against In Sussex Continued on Last Page Rev N B Fans of this city occu pied the pulpit of the First Baptist church Seventh and Fulton streets yesterday morning in the absence of Revv Louis J Velte the pastor who is attending the Northern Baptist Conference in Washington D C The serviceslast night were con ducted by the choir the members of which pressntsd a patriotic musical program Both the morning and evening services were well attended Charged with reckless driving William Harris Negro of 1228 Cen tral avenue was fined and costs in police court today Harris was arrested at the Chester Hospital by State Highway patrol man Francis X Kelly following an accident on Middletown road Brook haven A car driven by Harris crashed into a police motorcycle nartially demolishing the machine and causing Harris to sustain a frac tured nose Hanis admitted to the state officer that he had a few drinks prior to the accident MOTORIST INJURED Charles Wrubluski 28 years old of 1119 Columbia avenue Wilmington Del suffered lacerations of the face when the car he was driving crashed into the rear of a northbound bus at Claymont early yesterday morn ing GRAF ZEPPELIN IN FLIGHT FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Germany May dirigible Graf Zeppelin left for Rome at 1225 a rn today with 25 passengers RANGE NEARING AMITY Likely to Accept 4Power Proposition C a bine t Votes Tomorrow PARIS May four power European peace pact appeared likely today to be accepted by Prance French acceptance would crown with success the effortsof President Roosevelt and Norman Davis to get a standstill on armaments by a con crete agreement before the opening of the World Economic Conference Premier Edouarcl Daladier received through diplomatic channels a sat isfactory explanation of Britains in terpretation of Article XVI of the League of Nations covenant in rela tion to the fourpower treaty After receiving a final reply from the lit tle entente to the latest French com munication Daladier will urse the cabinet tomorrow to accept the treaty If he gets the cabinets consent it will be one of the most important gestures France has made towards European peace Nationalists still opposed the fourpower pact bitterly however Norman H Davis chief United RETURN HIS PRICE TWO CENTS GOLD SET TO PASS THE CONGRESS SOON Likely to Go Through Houses Before the End of This Week Pictured above is Judffc H F Mc Elroy city manager of Kansas City Mo whose daughter Miss Mary Mc Elroy 25 Mas returned unharmed by kidnapers yesterday It is reported that they received 000 The ffirJ was foreign minister back from Paris where he had a weekend consulta tion with his government on the tan gled disarmament and Mussolini peace treaty situations Davis was believed to have urged Boncour to announce at the earliest moment the extent of the reductions to which France would agree so that agreements might be reached before the world conference With the ink hardU dry on Presi dent Roosevelts letter to the world urging disarmament and economic cooperation the conference is at odds on many points Japan has demanded the scrapping of the Washington and London naval treaties so that she may at tain parity or virutal parity with the United States and Great Britain Britain desiring to use the terrify ing crash of aerial bombs to keep tribesmen in her far extended colo nies and protectorates in order at the smallest possible cost has re fused the United States suggestion that all aerial bombing be forbidden TRAFFIC HEAVY While motor traffic was increased double over the weekend no serious accidents were reported in this area although several minor crashes were recorded throughoxit the county The only accident of consequence in this city was at Ninth andTilghman streets where cars operated by Dan iel Hill 601 Morton avenue and Jos eph Darling 1706 West Eleventh street collided causing much damage to both cars The drivers escaped in juries No arrests were made John J Sheehan 43 of 320 Locust avenue Ardmore received a possible fractured skull when a car which he was driving crashed into a traffic vstandard on City avenue near Fifty fourth street Philadelphia Charles J Quinn of Green Hill Farms who was a passenger in the car was treated for minor injuries Both were taken to the Presbyterian Hospital Philadelphia Two Unoccupied Homes in Chester Township Are Being Demolished Unteiianlcd city property is not alone subject to demolition at the hands of vandals On Bngle street south of the Con cord road in Chester township a real estate development was started a few years ago when a number of semidetached houses were built on the west side of Engle street bub the development was not successful To day the houses present anything but an imposing appearance The twin houses at the Concord road side of the development have been subjected to attacks by fire and water To add to this damage vandals have started the work of demolishing the struc tuzes piece by piece brick by brick About two years ago the houses were a haven for wanderers of the highway AS headquarters for the gentlemen of the road they were the answer to a transients prayers The guests used the Formal Report on Issue Says It Was Designed to Prevent Hoarding WASHINGTON May The FlOTchcrSieagall resolution void ing the historic gold clause in con tracts WHS designed to prevent hoard ing and the Right of capital the House Banking Committee asserted today in us formal report on the leg islation The resolution which would pre vent by statute the repayment in gold of private and public obligations 35 expected to pass the Housetomor row with similar Senate action bi end oi the week The committee report said that the experiences of tho present emer gency make the new fiscal policy es sential In the light of this situation the report sale two phenomena which have developed during the present emergency make the en forcement of the gold clauses patible with the public Interest The first was listed by the com Ittce as a tendency to hoard the second the tendency for capital to leave the country Under these circumstances the report continued no currency sys tem whether based upon gold or upon any other foundation can meet the requirements of a situation in which many billions of dollars of securities are expressed in a particu lar form of the circulatinp medium Replying to Republican attacks that the proposed resolution is un constitutional the report asserts that there can be no substantial question as to the constitutional power of the Congress to make this legislation applicable to all obligations public and private both past and future The power of the Federal govern ment to issue currency and determine its valve explicitly given in the Con stitution was cited as the major an swer to arguments that the courts might set aside the proposed legisla tion Confirming information which has reached Congressional sources that one of the chief objects of the new resolution was to pave the way for new bond issues to finance President Roosevelts reconstruction program the report stated that the power to borrow would be seriously impaired unless outstanding obligations and future obligations are placed upon the same footing MOTHER FOUND SLAIN floors of the stnicturcs as stoves arid LOfAT fireplaces That was the cause of I Continued on Last Pape PHILA VETERANS In commemoration of the Memor ial Day season the members of the DonaldT Shenton Post American Legion attendedservicesin St Pauls Protestant Episcopal Church Broad and Madison streets last evening RESCUED FROM RIVER Quick action by the crew of a TXT TTtfT nmrTAY Lukenbach steamer plying the Dela IKIAL ware river Saturday probably saved DEPOSITIONS USED NEWPORT R I May Mrs Eugenia W Jclke 27 used de positions from three Birmingham Ala police detectives in court today to refute her millionaire husbands charges of misconduct F Frazier Jelke 53 New York and Chicago broker bases his divorce suit on the grounds of misconduct cruelty and desertion while his blonde wife in a crosssuit charges cruelty and nonsupport The case today went into Its third week before Superior Judge Charles A Walsh and a capacity courtroom audience spotted with society folk The depositions of Detectives M W Alexander Harry E Morris and T A Riley dealt with the character of ton Post A number of members of local posts of Bir who testified to having seen Mrs Jclke at a Birmingham ad dress of questionable repute with a of the American Legion joined with the men of Shenton Post in attend ing the service The visit to St Pauls by the Philadelphia veterans has be come an annual observance since Rev Wilcox began his duties as rec nror tor several years ago HJDJJ I b I UfS jrlKL knnwn Hm s fId rcsted d WCrC and case the lives of two Chesteryoung men whose canoe had overturned in the main channel of the river They were Chester Nuttalland Jack Holdsworth both of Sixth and Pcnn streets They were clinging to their overturned craft when they were seen from the bridge ot the steamer which was inbound and a small boat was lowered to effect the rescue The two canoeists were brought to the Chester shore by the rescuing crew Both young men who took the unexpected plunge are ser geants in Company B 111th Infantry P N G v MEMORIAL DAY AT POSTOFFICE With the exception of special de INJURED IN CRASH Miss Florence Dutton 19 years old of 718 Saville avenue Eddystone suf fered an injured right leg and shock carriers tomorrow Postmaster John nounced today The general delivery section T she was a passenger driven bv 1JISS DAy Amos Schwart of Essington came m collision with a Route 37 trolley car in the vicinity of Darby creek and stamp window will be open from 7 until 9 a m Inquiry money order rnd cashier sections will be closed all day The collections will same as made on Sundays be the Ridley township The young woman was removed to Taylor Hospital in an unconscious condition Schwartz was arrested by Chief of Police McAteer of Ridley township FRATERNAL ORDERS AT SECOND CHURCH Members of Mocaponaca Tribe No 149 Improved Order of Red Men and Mocaponaca Council No 149 Degree of Pocahontas honored their dead last night in a memorial service held in the Second Presbyterian Church Third and Ulrich streets Members of both organizations met at Third and Penn streets and marched to the church where they heard Rev Charles E Graf the pas tor preach He chose for his topic Sleeping Beneath the Sod Two selections appropriate to the occasion were sung by the church choir With the findingof the badly slugged body of Mrs Bruce Macdon nlci 58 reputedly one of the wealthi est women in Flint Mich and widow oC a former bank cashier police offi cials have been searchingfor her 17 yearold son Balfe He has been missingsince discovery of his moth ers body Police said the youth had threatened to kill Jilnisclf because his mother was exercising too con trol over him KIDNAPERS GIVEN RANSOM TO FREE WOMAN Daughter of City Manager Kansas City Mo Stolen From Bath at Home Is Humorous Over Her Ex perience Tinged With Romantic Sentiment SON SUSPECTED OF SLAYING MOTHER FLINT Mich May extensive search centering at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago was under way today for Balfe MacDonald 17yearold Lans ing youth suspected of killing his mother with a bookend after a quar rel over late hours Balfe disappeared with a chum William TcrwUllger 1G loss than four hours before the body of his wklowecl mother Mrs Grace MrvcDonald was discovered in her bedroom Later police found a pair of bloodstained trousers in the boys room with gray hairs clinging to the blood The boy was last reported seen at a gasoline station where he asked the most direct route to Chicago MOTORISTS GIVEN FINAL WARNING Close on the heels of Mayor Wardrs warning to motorists that beginning Wednesday next all traffic laws will be rigidly enforced in this city Chief of Police John Vance and Superintendent of H Deavenport today issued final in structions concerningthe enforce ment No excuse will be accepted for flagrant violations nor will political interference be countenanced All persons whose cars are tagged will be compelled to pay the stipulated fine and persons who persist in park Ing their cars on the streets atnight KANSAS CITY Mo May sentiment intruded to day as a possible obstacle to the pros ecution of kidnapers who held Miss Mary McElroy captive 29 hours and collected ransom The 25yearold daughter of Judge H F McElroy wealthy powerful city manager of Kansas City Mo told the United Press I dont think Id like to see any of these men go to the penitentiary Her abductors covered their trail well in a carefully planned and per fectly executed plot and authorities were left without a tangible lead The Department Justice how ever entered the case because the abductors by crossing the State imes violated the new and drastic Federal kidnaping law enacted after the Lindbergh baby kidnaping This law made kidnaping punishable by Ufc imprisonment A second mighty arm oi the na tional government reached out for the kidnapers as postal inspectors set out to avenge the use of the mails in the extortion operation Explaining her attitude Miss Mc EJroy termed her kidnaping a great experience and added I donb hold any malice against the men I really liked one a young Irishman awfully well They treated mo with the utmost courtesy and ut most consideration Miss McElroys release shortly after her father and brother Henry met the kidnapers on a littleused road in Wyandotte county yesterday was the first public intimation of the per fectlystaged abdviction Two men forced their way into the McElroy mansion about noon Saturday found the ordered her to dress and fled with her Early that night a special delivery letter written by Miss McElroy ar rived have been it said They are demanding If this is reported to police or the news papers they will and I Continued otiLastPage but will run the risk of having their cars towed in at the expense of the owner Particular attention will be paid to the stop sign laws on Edg mont Providence and Morton ave nues Ninth street and West Fourth street which are main highways PATRIOTIC SERVICES Rev Dario Tedosco pastor of the First Italian Presbyterian church will conduct Memorial Day services in the church at Third and Fulton streets tomorrow morning beginning at 830 oclock A program of patriotic music will be given by the choir north Many thousand NORTH ADAMS Mass May Randall Williams 3d 21 yearold Williams College junior from Wynnewood Pa was perhaps fatally injured early today when a blowout caused his automobile to turn a se ries of somersaults Sufferingfrom a skull fracture and other injuries the student was brought to North Adams Hospital Doctors held little hope for recovery The accident occurred on Greylock bridge on the Williamstown road The wrecked car was found 130 feet from where the tire burst The automobile was owned ly George W Hawkins another Williams student Williams is a son of J Randall Wil liams Jr a Williams graduate in the class of 1900 SHOWERS PREDICTED FOR THIS AREA TODAY Showers this afternoon or tonight probably clearing tomorrow morning is the forecast for eastern Pennsyl vania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland There will be little change in temperature The highest temperature here yes terday was 78 degrees at 7 p m and the lowest was 65 at 8 a m with an average five degrees above normal The highest temperature ever re corded here on May 28 was 39 in 1908 and the lowest was 44 in 1907 Sunrise today was at 535 a m and sunset will be at 321 p m eastern daylight saving time TWO KILLED IN CRASH VANDALIA 311 May An explosion which resulted when a speeding Pennsylvania passenger ex press struck a loaded gasoline truck left two youths dead and three men two of them members of the train crew suffering from bums which may prove fatal Van Lee Smith 19 driver of the truck and his brother Lyle 9 were killed out right ANNIVERSARY OBSERVANCE Rev John Anthony of strenfc near tendered a room of the honor of his an ordained MZararra rector of St Padua Third Concord avenue will be reception in the social church this evening in fifteenth anniversary as priest EIVIPEROR THANKS ROOSEVELT May Hirohito of Japan today cabled President Roosevelt thanking him for the cordial reception given Viscount Ishii and other members of the Japanese economic delegation SENATE Debates independent offices appro priations bill Finance Committee continues hear ings on national recovery bill Joint Congressional Committee re sumes Akron investigation HOUSE Debates Steagall gold standard abrogation resolution Hatters say more men are wearing headgear this year Then there cant be as many lightheaded ones as there were in 1932 Which reminds that womens hats are getting bigger But who dares sav their heads are The poet of the Eighth ward who used to boast that he wrote nothing but free verse quit when he learned he couldnt get paid for it A few beauCy parlors in this city have been converted into beer gar dens From face lifting to chin lift ing so to speak So many states are voting on pro hibition repeal that there must bo some states that still have prohibi tion Pretzel makers in this state can not keep up with the demand Just the kind of a knotty problem some like to hear about ATTORNEY IS SPEAKER Thomas A Curran an attorney of this city was the speaker at memorial exercises held this morning in the auditorium of the Chester High School during the assembly period A program of patriotic music was rendered by the high school or chestra tJ S TREASURE BALANCE WASHINGTON May Treasury balance as of May 26 55985560 expenditures customs receipts Tomorrow is the day hundreds will go to cemeteries And with the ex pected automobile rush it is safe to predict that hundreds will be goinsr to cemeteries for a few days after wards Boys broke into a county theatre and staged an amateur performance that no one saw So the amusement loving public hasstill something to be thankful for A gasoline station attendant on the Baltimore pike was arrested as a bootlegger How did they ever happen to detect him The Weather May The weather forecast for Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jsrsey Show ers tonight and probably in extreme north portion Tuesday gen erally fair in south and central por tions Tuesday cooler lafe tonight and Tuesday Western Pennsylvania Local thun dershowers this afternoon or tonight copier tonight Tuesday generally fair and cooler TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m62 11 a m74 7 a m64 Noon 76 8 a m 68 1 p m 78 9 a m70 2 p m 73 10 a m 72
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.